>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=NearFuture%20Cyborg%20Quest>>If some the suptg archives aren't working properly, try going to Foolz or something.>>Character bios and Dave's new shiny backstory 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. Since then, every mission you've done, be it one against Resurgence or one against Cadmium Dynamics, a man, codenamed Project Immortal, keeps fighting you. No matter what kind of damage you do, he keeps getting back up eventually. Tomorrow, the allied forces of both EE and KI will begin the mission to destroy Cadmium Dynamics, once and for all.>You have 9000 credits.>You have 1 fate reroll.
"Hey, Dave?" Amy asks, sitting up in the dim light from the streetlamp outside, the window's blinds making the light cover her in stripes. You note, and appreciate, that she's wearing an oversized t-shirt- and only that. "Should I. . Should I tell KI about their stealth modules tomorrow? About how to make them perfect, I mean. Because it would help in the mission tomorrow. . but I'm hesitant, because what about after that? I don't want them to have the edge over us..."
rolled 9 = 9>>19174655"...Can you just give them little hints? Like, not to make them PERFECT, but enough to upgrade some?"
>>19174655"I was thinking about it actually.Lets take it to Jun. I have an idea. We could strengthen our relationship if we play it right."
>>19174716Also add."They are ought to find out sooner or later. Better that we give it to them and use it to our advantage."
Also, I'm loving the new Character sheet.
>>19174655Go ahead. We still have an edge in hacking and we will need every advantage we can get against CD.
"Hmm. . I was thinking about that earlier, actually. Let's take it to Jun; we could strengthen our relationship if we play it right. They're going to find out sooner or later, so it's better that we give it to them and use it to our advantage." You say."Okay, I'll do that, and see what she says." Amy says, giving you a kiss. "Night, Dave.""Night."You wake up to someone slamming the door. "Amy." You hear Verne's voice. "I was released this morning. Amy, you up?"He walks into the bedroom- you and him lock eyes. Amy's still snoring, laying on you.
rolled 68 = 68>>19174772"Verne. Good to see you. If you're going to shoot me, may I reccomend a silencer?"
>>19174772Oh shit.Good thing we can always teleport out."...Oh, hi Verme. Feeling better?"
rolled 83 = 83>>19174772Hi verneI'd explain, but it wouldn't stop you shooting me...
"Yo, Verne." You say. "Good to see you. Feeling better?"He splutters for a moment.". . Yes, yes I am." He finally says, as if he doesn't know how to respond. Then he promptly turns around, and leaves the room.Amy mumbles something, still half-asleep.
>>19174818Man, I hope he didn't go for his shotgun.
>>19174818get the power armor, he's going for the shotgun
rolled 57 = 57>>19174818call the armor-butler up have it make Verne a sandwich with the as it hands over the sandwich have it flash a message either"she started it"or"she tricked me!"
rolled 72 = 72>>19174818Suit up, wake Amy, hide.
rolled 99 = 99>>19174841>>19174847uncle with a shotgun mind
"Amy." You whisper, and nudge her awake. "Protect meeee.""Protect you? From what?" She asked, rubbing the sleep from her eyes."Verne's probably getting his shotgun or something." You say."What? He's out?" She said, sitting up. She twisted on her legs, put on a skirt, and then ran out, while you got on your armor- you wanted a power shield and some futuretech plates between you and whatever weapon Verne's getting.By the time you got the suit on, Amy walked back in, leaning in the doorway. "Sorry to run on you, Dave, but me and Verne are going out to eat a few incredibly unhealthy things in celebration of his hospital discharge. You'll be fine on your own, right?"
>>19174911>not getting shot"Peachy. Bring back some take out, would you?"
>>19174911"Of course.Then I'll go to EE and talk to Jun about the cloak thing, okay?""Be careful"
rolled 81 = 81>>19174911"I am almost dissapointed he didn't bring in a railgun or something. Oh well, have fun!"
"I'm almost disappointed he didn't bring in a railgun or something." You say."That can be arranged." You hear Verne say."Stop it, Verne. I'm quite fond of him." Amy admonished him."I'll go to EE and talk to Jun about the cloak thing, okay?""Okay." She said. "Tell me what she says."She kissed you again, and then the two of them went to Verne's car.You shrugged, and walked toward EE.That's when you got the call.<No ID.> Cyan says.
>>19174997Before answering call Abel and see if he can do something to track the call.
rolled 60 = 60>>19174997Try to track the call ourselves.
rolled 96 = 96>>19175018Trackin roll!
rolled 70 = 70>>19174997<Trace it. And vox scramble.>"Dave's Pest Removal. No vermin too large."
You close your eyes, and will yourself into tracking the signal coming to the phone. The signal is coming. . from a satellite above somewhere in south america. . . But you can't get any further than that. It's gibberish, but it's familiar gibberish- the encryption Resurgence used when they contacted Amy.
rolled 23 = 23>>19175043"Three. Lovely to meet you."
>>19175043Transfer this shit to Abel while we talk or something. He might be able to figure out something.>>19175058Maybe it's not "three"? Just say something "Ah, my favorite trolls"
"Hello, Dave. I suppose you've been wondering when you'd get this call." The voice said. It was urbane, calm, and the man on the other end sounded like he was getting on in age."Three." You say. "Lovely to meet you.""Likewise, likewise." He says. "I speak to you on the behalf of Resurgence, with an. . offer and a warning, I suppose. No, not exactly a warning, I shouldn't kid myself; it's quite explicitly a threat."
>>19175089"At least you don't beat around the bush. You keep strange company, you know that? Let's hear the overt threat part first, then the offer part."
>>19175089"Okay, you won't interfere with the mission tomorrow but after that you want me to quit and go off and bugger myself or something. Listen, I already talked to Amy. After this mission, we retire from EE, and enjoy living in that fortress in Antarctica."
rolled 31 = 31>>19175089"I thank you for not insulting my intellegence."
"I thank you for not insulting my intelligence. Do elaborate." You say."Well, I also have some information to bring forth to you. You've no doubt heard it before, due to the fact that you knew my alias, but I feel it'd be best to tell you straight from the source. We know that KI and your people are doing a mission today. We will not involve ourselves today. You can fight Cadmium Dynamics without worry of resurgence operatives working against you."There's a pause."Let's hear the overt threat part first." You say. "And then the offer part.""This is the threat. After your mission today, we will work toward taking down both Kawasagi Infinite and Emulsified Electronics. If nobody asquiesces with my offer, then I will end up having to kill everyone. I know that's not the best way to do things, but. . everything else I've tried have been for naught.""And the offer?""This is my offer." He says. "I wouldn't presume to ask you to join us, because I know you will not. Instead, this is my offer; Quit your job at the corporation you work for. We will not search for you. We will not hunt you or yours."
rolled 53 = 53>>19175176"how bout this fucktard; I intend to take 2 weeks vacation, then I'm back with EE if they still exist if they don't then I'm freelance. fuck off."<magenta we know where he is, can we fry his communicator?>
>>19175247Don't say that Goddamn>>19175176"I make no promises." end the call
rolled 36 = 36>>19175247...Ignore this creature, go with >>19175134
>>19175176"I'll take it under consideration. Got a good way of getting back in touch with you?"
"I'm keeping that fortress in Antarctica." You say."Wait, what?""Listen, I already talked to Amy. After this mission, we're retiring from EE."". . I see. I. . have to admit, I did not expect you to say that." Three says; he sounds quite stunned. "Then, ah, I wish you and Miss Tolstoy a happy, safe life."
Don't tell them of our plans.That will make the suspicious.
>>19175337Hmmm. I'm not happy we divulged our plans.Anyway, lets go see Jun.
>>19175337>Confusion level: MAXWhaaa?
>>19175395what are you confused about?
"Thanks." You say, and hang up. Well. . that should buy you some time. Next, you enter the EE building, and take the elevator up to Jun's office."Yes, Dave? Are you prepared for today's mission?" She asks. you note that her labcoat and the turtleneck underneath it seems a bit bulkier than normal. Is she. . wearing armor?
>>19175416What prompted that outcome with zero input.
>>19175424"You're not planning on going too, are you?""Anyway, I wanted to talk about the cloak technology. Specifically about how we can circumvent it while KI cannot.Since KI specializes in cloaking, I'm sure they are going to figure it out sooner or later. I think we should tell them of their weakness, that way we strengthen our relationship or at least we can gain something out of it.Also, Amy developed cloaking that circumvents the weakness. We might want to share that."
>>19175446>I got the input from >>19175134 as well as previous threads, when it was planned that Dave and Amy would pretend to retire and hunt down resurgence.
>>19175486Okay. Not second-guessing, just seemed kind of abrupt. I figured we'd leave them hanging until we fucked off to Antarctica.
"You're not planning on going too, are you?""Oh, no." Jun said. "But. . I think I'm going to be wearing equipment from now on." She says. "It's best to have as much security as possible.""Anyway, I wanted to talk about the cloak technology. Specifically about how we can circumvent it while KI cannot. Since KI specializes in cloaking, I'm sure they're going to figure it out sooner or later." You say. She raises an eyebrow. "I think we should tell them of their weakness; that way, we strengthen our relationship, or at least, we can gain something out of it.""I see." She says. "Didn't Amy reverse-engineer the cloaking and then circumvent that weakness?"You nod. "We might want to share that.""I'll consider it, and bring it up with the rest of the board." She says. "I should start now, so that we'll have enough time for KI to modify their stealth modules for the mission later today. Do you need anything else?" She asks, and starts typing rapidly on her terminal.
>>19175575"Nope. Unless you have ideas to upgrade me to more awesome.Oh and Resurgence called me, saying the same thing as they did to Amy. ...Don't tell our plan to the board. I'm not sure I trust everyone on it. I still don't know how Resurgence knew of our mission to attack CD.""They seem well confident that they can destroy KI and EE. I hope we're not missing something, there always could be security hole... or maybe they don't even want to bring us down by means of force."
"Nope." You say. "Unless you have ideas to upgrade me to more awesome.""Sorry, but I don't have any ideas right now." Jun said."Oh, also, Resurgence called me, saying the same thing as they did to Amy.""I see." She said."Don't tell anyone our plan; I'm not sure I trust everyone, and I still don't know how Resurgence knew of our mission to attack CD." You say. "They seem confident that they can destroy KI and EE. . I hope we're not missing something."Jun sighed. "They're not prone to using force, so all we can do is finish this mission and wait, and hope they reveal themselves." She said, thinking. "But I'll keep it a secret from everyone, as you ask."You step out of Jun's office, and almost walk into Abel."Hey, Dave." Abel says. "I was thinking- for the mission today, I was thinking I might use your bunker. After all, it has the computer power and the satellite uplink. That way, I can be overwatch without being directly involved."
Before we tell Jun anything about Resurgence being gits, scan our phone. Make sure it isn't compromised.
>>19175736"Of course. You're free to use.You can make modifications, or build new stuff with repair drones, if you want. Just don't go overboard, atomic-goo is damn expensive.Oh and Resurgence called me. I tried to track them down but didn't get far. Here's all I got" and transfer him all the data.
>>19175736"Not prone to using force? Jun, their plan- they were quite overt about it- is to murder everyone who doesn't defect to their little club. Everyone. At both EE and at KI. We've got a pretty small window, here. Mission, then getting that militant fuck Three by surprise, then making sure we won't suffer under a counterattack. Apparently, I REALLY pissed them off."
"Of course." You say. "You're free to use it. You can make modifications, or even build new stuff with the repair drones if you want. Just don't go overboard. Atomic goo is damn expensive.""Got it." Abel said."Also, Resurgence called me. I tried to track them, but didn't get far." You say, transferring the info to his PDA. "Here's all I got.""I'll work on it." He said, and then his phone rings. He picks it up. "Sup, tie-dye?" He asks, and listens for a bit. "Yeah, sure, I don't mind. Dave's letting me use the bunker, though. Got it." He said, after a moment, and then hung up. "Verne's going to be on overwatch too." He says. "His experience should help a hell of a lot."
>>19175819"That's great.How are you going to get to the bunker?""Omega giving you a lift?"
"That's great." You say. "How are you going to get to the bunker?""Omega's giving us a lift." Abel says. "I just need to pack up my software and wait for Verne. Chow, Dave." He said, slapping your shoulder and walking past. "No rest for the wicked, eh?" He asked, and took the elevator down.Then you got a call from Amy."Hey, Dave. Just letting you know; Verne and Abel are both going to be doing overwatch together.""Yeah, I know." You say. "Abel was right here.""Okay! Also, Verne isn't going to shoot you. I made him promise."
>>19175904>"Okay! Also, Verne isn't going to shoot you. I made him promise.""Phew! That's a relief. Otherwise this was going to be a stressful day."
rolled 68 = 68>>19175940I was gonna hate watching the bullets bounce off...alright
rolled 43 = 43"Good money says you forgot to make him promise not to plant bombs in our bedroom in Valhalla."
>>19175904"Just tell him I'm sorry for the awkward moment. That was... Not the best way to break the relationship to him."
"Phew! That's a relief. Otherwise this was going to be a stressful day." You say."Oh, and you'll have to fight a thousand CD soldiers, probably some enemy agents, and Project Immortal instead. But at least Verne won't be out to get you." She said in a dry, sarcastic tone."Exactly my point." You say. "We're coming up on EE now." Amy said, and Abel rushed by you, holding a duffel bag full of electronics. "I'll be there in a bit!" Amy said, and hung up."Sorry, Omega's waiting for me and Verne on the roof." Abel said, slapping your shoulder again and getting into the elevator.
rolled 28 = 28>>19175990he wouldn't do that, it might hurt Amy, or hurt her feelings...
>>19176036"Right. Make yourself at home when you get there."
You will be betrayed on this mission. You will be forced to choose between one of your own and mission success. Seek the third path.
"Right." You say. "Make yourself at home when you get there." You say, and then tell Talos not to shoot them out of the sky.<Understood, Sir. Omega and its inhabitants are not to be harmed, and are authorized to enter.> Talos responds.A few minutes later, Amy arrives on the elevator. "Verne and Abel are off." She says. "Things are getting a bit busy now; when Omega comes back, that's when we'll start the mission." She says. "Right now they're loading Epona and the drones on the VTOL."
>>19176120"I guess there is some time left for quick combat training?"Spar a little with Amy or grayson
>>19176120"Amy. I've managed to shoot lightning. But I want to wield the power of the sun in my very fingertips. Can this implant be made to fire plasma, do you think?"
rolled 41 = 41>>19176120<Talos re-specify;;;Verne, Abel, and Omega are not to be harmed::::VIOLENTLY MURDER ALL OTHERS; I am sending you the biometric data as soon as I have it compiled><Azure, compile and send>
>>19176217>VIOLENTLY MURDER ALL OTHERSWhut?Instead of giving kill on sight order, have Talos notify us of intruders and/or unusual event.
<Talos, let me respecify. Verne, Abel, and Omega are not to be harmed. However, if there are any other unknown inhabitants on Omega, notify me.><Understood, sir.><Use this biometric data to identify them.> You say, sending the info Azure compiled for you.<Understood, sir; biometric data recieved.>"I guess there's some time left for quick combat training?" You ask. Amy nods.---Amy dives forward at you at the same time Grayson does. Your heavy 'drites lift, and you activate bullet-time, leaning to the side, and you deactivate bullet-time. Your heavy drites parry blows from both sides, simultaniously, as you kick in and out of bullet-time only when you need to. Grayson brings forth a punch at full, heavy-power suit velocity, and you slide out of the way, using his own momentum to grab him with both heavy drites, and slam him into the wall behind you."Well." He says, pushing himself up. "You've improved."
>>19176217>VIOLENTLY MURDER ALL OTHERSYeah, I'm sure Mrs. Tolstoy who's been redecorating will appreciate that. Or the fact you just overrided any previous exceptions completely. Good grief, man, you're laughably incompetent.
rolled 8 = 8>>19176254fine, downgrade the violent murder with a series of warnings followed closely by violent murder.
rolled 40 = 40>>19176292did we ever ask or invite her to do that?I thought we didn't...
>>19176291"A bit. I still need to test out both my new 'drites, though. CQC isn't everything."On that note, FIRING RANGE. Let's see what the new heavy autocannon & anti-material rifle can do.
>>19176324Nah, we haven't yet.Still, giving murder on sight orders is... not smart. It could lead to problems if we kill someone who meant no harm and kinda stumbled on the fortress (unlikely, but who knows?)
As you pulled Grayson to his feet, everyone got a call."Abel and Verne here." Abel said, connecting everyone to a conference call. "Hlidskjalf is prepared, and Omega should be back by now."Yep, I'm sailing above KI as we speak, loading up on drones." Omega responded. "Sigma and Lucas are here, too, so I'm picking them up.""Okay; everyone, chime in if you're prepared." Abel said."Epsilon and Lucca here." Lucca's saying. "We're in the VTOL with Mark.""Drones, the IDW duo, and Tolstoy's mech are on the roof of EE." Mark said."Me, Grayson, and Dave are in the training room." Amy said."Okay; Grayson, get up to the VTOL. Amy, Dave, you two have those Ravens, right?" Abel asked. "Go get them."
>>19176465Ok guys, let's go and fuck these guys over. They screwed with the wrong companies, we are going to rip out their intestines and tear their heads from their necks. They will remember this day in fear for the rest of their life.
So who'd going to betray us?Any bets? I think it will be one of the KI agents. I can't see any NAMED allies from EE betraying us. We have great relations with Jun, Amy, Grayson, Abel and for some extent with Mark and Verme. Besides them, we don't really know anyone.
You and Amy rush to the ravens, and climb in; You in Huginn, and Amy in Muninn. You notice that Huginn is loaded up with some cluster bombs, and Muninn loaded up with Fuel-air explosives."Ready." You say. "Let's go fuck these guys over.""I'm in." Amy adds."Let's go, then." Abel says. "The Ravens have the highest speed, so you guys are going to go ahead and scout. Omega, stick with the VTOL while we're in the air. IDWs, keep your drones active and watching, but there's no need to let them out of their transports quite yet."You and Amy tear through the sky, followed closely by Omega and Mark. "It seems that the Mcguffins we installed in everything is working properly." Abel says. "According to my data here, the compound is under heavy cloud cover." He said. "That should keep them from detecting us as long as we stay above the clouds." He says. "Mark, go ahead and set down the mech and Grayson on the rooftop. . here, Verne? Yeah, on the rooftop to your left. Omega, set Sigma down in this alleyway; Amy, set you down there too for the infiltration team." He says, quickly rattling off orders.CD's building is, in truth, more of a compound. Large, with great fences surrounding it and security towers, the building itself wasn't a tower, but more like a large bunker, all made out of concrete and mostly underground."Dave, you go ahead and get out of your raven too, so I can slave it to Epona." Amy says.
>>19176568Abel's been a little hinky. And Amy wasn't exactly forthcoming with that whole "got chatted up by Three" thing. Jun's safe, unless selling us out is a condition for Resurgence not ever fucking with EE ever again.>*noneareloyal.jpg*
>>19176627Get out the raven, stretch and wait for the signal to begin being loud. We don't want to go before the infiltration team is in place, once they're in place our arrival shall be heralding by the cherubic sounds of heavy explosives and drones raining fire upon them. We shall stride through the fires a blacksuited tentacled avatar of death. Who ever said Dave couldn't make an entrance?
did the Board agree to our proposal about the cloaks? Do KI agents have improved version now?
>>19176681Was that part of the plan?I mean, for us to go in all guns blazing?Also, what the hell? We hack first and THEN go offense.
>>19176681We need to loudspeaker up, "NOW I AM BECOME DEATH, THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS", and follow up with some growly thrash metal.If we're going for distraction, may as well throw all-in.
>>19176568Well, looking at the Kawasagi agents, Sigma likes us because of our good humor and because we weren't a dick after the whole KI-EE skirmish. Omega... Maybe. He's young. But he seems far too much of a cynical git and far too happy with his current position as a pilot for KI to doublecross us. The Gemini twins? Friends and they're indebted to us. Epsilon? She hates our guts. She'd be the most likely candidate, but I'm not certain if she hate-hates us or if she's just playing the hot-cold game because she doesn't know us well and doesn't understand how we kicked her butt. But I don't think she'd be too willing to cross Sigma, considering their past.As for the EE agents, tricksy. Abel or Amy are prime suspects. Maybe. But Amy's seemingly broken of the idea and Abel's too much of a bro to doublecross us outright.But here's the thing. Resurgence gave their 'word,' likely worthless, that they wouldn't fuck with this mission. So we should be on our toes, but not worry about TRAITORS AND HERETICS EVERYWHERE.>>19176627Scan. Hacks. Etcetera. Wait for the signal. And then go loud. Real loud.
You descend through the cloud cover, and quickly land near Grayson and Epona, getting out of the vehicle. Epona buzzes. "Huginn acquired." It says, and the Raven flies back up above cloud cover."Infiltration team, are you ready?""Yep!" Amy says."Ready." Lucas adds. "Got quite a bit of explosives here.""Mission start." Abel says.The waiting is the worst part. All you can hear is Amy breathing ever so often, and down by your side, Grayson adjusts his rifle, looking through the scope."Dave, Epona, get down to Sigma for the bulldozer team." Verne says, and the two of you climb down to the alleyway beside the building, where Sigma's waiting with a rifle on his back, and a large shotgun in his arms."Dave, I know you normally hack things, and disable all signals outward," Abel says. "But that's not the objective this time. We're trying to goad their forces to come in.""Infiltration complete." Lucas whispers.. "Bombs set, I'm on my way back.""Me too." Amy whispers. You hear someone else shout over her comm 'who's there', but a moment later, there's nothing but gurgling. "Sorry about that." She says. "On my way back."Almost. . Almost. . .
>>19176778Lets not be so overconfident and give away our position before assaulting.Jesus, just because people call us Bulldozer does not mean we are. Dave is more of a swiss-knife who can fit and adjust as needed. What is up with sudden RIP&TEAR all day, every day mentality?
>>19176816n.... no hacking?Alright then. Lets move out.
>>19176828We're supposed to be the anvil on this assault. I'm not talking about battle tactics, I'm talking about drawing all eyes on us so that we can do our job effectively.
"We're out of the radius." Amy says."Ready to activate the bombs." Lucas adds."Detonate." Abel says. . The ravens come screeching out of the sky, twisting upwards as they descend, and fire off both bombs.The FAE and cluster bombs detonate at the same time as the C4. a few of the buildings in the complex are completely, utterly flattened, but the rest stay standing, reinforced."Go, bulldozer." Abel says. "Go fuck up their main gate.Now, the waiting is done.You charge forward, your autocannon making a regular 'poom, poom' noise each time it fires, the standard HE shells exploding against the power suits that survived the explosions.>Mission start: Start rolling them 1d100s
>>19176872Alright, alright.I guess I like sneaky shit too much.
rolled 80 = 80>>19176905Shoot missile salvos and the plasma turret.Pick off single targets with the precision rifle.Shoot Javelin at 8 against the most heavily armored foes.
>>19176946Oh right.Don't forget to use BULLET TIME for best results.
rolled 26 = 26>>19176905Start tearing up light fortifications and such with our 40-50-whatever-mm autocannon 'drite and pop engines with the power core rifle. Smash through that gate. RIP AND TEAR ITS METAL GUTS. Blast Sabaton's Ghost Division as we do so as loud as possible.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miPwC6RZaL8
rolled 67 = 67>>19176905"FORWARD BROTHERS IN ARMS THAT WE MAY SMITE THESE SONS OF WHORES AND CAMELS!"
>>19176993>>19177001Sigh.... can't you people just for ONCE check before rolling?
You fire a rocket salvo at one of the squadrons of power suits, and they go flying, mostly protected by their power shields.You see Sigma charge forward, shotgun in hand, as he skids sideways around one of the powersuits, firing repeatedly into his shield before it finally cracks, and the power suit goes down.A mech bursts out of a garage nearby, and it's instantly slagged by the overpowered javelin that Epona is wielding. Epona then twists it's other arm toward a squadron of unarmored soldiers rushing towards the garage, and they're all mowed down by the dual chailguns.You raise your Javelin at a heli that just lifted off, and you fire. . The heli explodes into flame."Drones, do your work." Abel says, and small holes open up in the clouds as a veritable storm of drones descend.The AA turrets of the facility quickly activate, but you fire your autocannon, blasting them apart.
We should keep some of our more experimental weapons in reserve so that Zombie-Kell won't be forewarned when he inevitably shows up.
rolled 7 = 7>>19177015NAH, NOT MY THING; TO BUSY TYPING>REGARD BLOATH
rolled 68 = 68>>19176993The dice Gods do not favor Swedish war-themed power metal apparently, poignant as it may be to blitz the Russian plutocommunazis to a song about... Well, the Blitzkrieg. Ha ha. Damn it.>>19177015What'chu talkin' 'bout? Mine was a 1d100. Not noko'd. His was, though. The git does that.
rolled 9 = 9>>19177048I just hate having to find the thread again after I post is all...
rolled 86 = 86>>19177047>>19177048We are using average of the rolls. The first roll was 80. Then you posted and pulled it down.>>19177047Use 4chanx. Right before posting, push the update button at the bottom right. Take literally one second to check.
rolled 1 = 1>>19177088what is this software, and where can I find it?
>>19177077>Or just hit 'back' like I do.During the chaos, one of the powersuits you notice are especially heavy. You fire one of your piercing shots, and his arm is blown back, the bullet cutting right through his shields. He calls something out to you in a language you don't know, and he raises his greatsword, leaping toward you and boosted by a jetpack.
rolled 10 = 10>>19177106Javelin.
>>19177088That's true, I will shoulder the blame for that. Suppose I was projecting my ills upon ye rather than analyzing the far more important issue of averages wrecked by hilariously badly timed bad rolls. Even so, seriously, monotreeme. Stop noko'ing rolls, it makes them illegitimate.>>19177106Use the above 86! Punch him with the POWER OF A THUNDERSTORM!
rolled 95 = 95>>19177106oh dear I hadn't thought of that (vanishes in a poof of logic) in regard to daves actions; SITH LIGHTNING+ PLASMA SWORD
>>19177106Grab him mid air with our new CQC abilities, chop him with our plasma blade and throw his body and the sword he has at someone new.
>>19177099It's an add-on/extension for firefox/opera/chromehttp://mayhemydg.github.com/4chan-x/Get it and it will make 4chan browsing thousand times better.>>19177106Use EMP ball lightning. Also, FUS ROH DAH to keep him at bay.
>>19177149Actually, after the prior two, I'd prefer he keep nokoing so we don't get deaded.
>>19177153... The man drops the damned noko, and what happens?He gets a fuckdamned 95. I guess that settles it, we're using some combination of our electoos and our CQC skills to slap this dude's shit.
You raise the javelin, and fire. It makes a 'burble' noise.You pull your arm back as the heat sinks crack, and red, melted goop falls out of it. You drop the javelin, and cross your heavy drites in front of you, the greatsword sparking as you block it.You hold out one palm, and shoot a blast of lightning at him. He twitches, and drops the greatsword. Then you punch him with your other hand, the plasma wristblade flashing into life as you pierce his chest with it."Dave's agent is down." You hear Verne say. "Omega, go pick up Grayson and move him to the building on the east side. He's got jetpacks chasing him.""Gotcha, command."
>>19177153...and then he drops this. /tg/'s dice function is powered by pure Loki.
rolled 32 = 32>>19177200>You pull your arm back as the heat sinks crack, and red, melted goop falls out of it. You drop the javelinFFFFFFFFFFDon't leave the Javelin here. We'll fix it later.>He's got jetpacks chasing him.Set our missiles on homing mode and shoot them down one by one.
rolled 79 = 79>>19177200Fuck I wrecked the Javelin! Regardless, continue on. Should we assist Grayson and Omega?
>>19177200Take the greatsword, see if it'd be better held in a big drite or a little drite. If we get four of those, we'll both be intimidating as they can see we stole their swords and become a FUCKING INVERTED BLENDER. That and we can unexpectedly throw them.If Grayson needs assistance move to aid him.
rolled 36 = 36>>19177201>>19177192perhaps it is; this shit to me before when I used to run a certain series of threads...>>19177200AMY! your Javelin went burble at me!proceed with the face stomping
You turn back, and see a squad of red power suits flying toward Grayson. You set your missiles to homing, and fire- The missile swarm tears them down, slagging their armor and jetpacks, but doing no other visible damage. They fall out of the sky- you just bought Grayson some time.You scoop up the greatsword with a heavy mechandrite, and lock it in; now you have some real range in CQC.As you watch, something red, very large, and shaped roughly like a triangle arcs through the sky from the north, and something small and black starts descending from it.Project Immortal slams into the ground, his feet flashing red as he lands. You notice that he doesn't look like he's wearing any power armor, now; just synthetic muscle covering his entire body, glowing red power cores- shields, most likely, randomly arranged on his body."Yo, Dave. Combat Drugs active." He said. "Is today the day I kill you back?"He shrugged, and held out his palm, where another red power core sat. "TK active."
rolled 23 = 23Tear those jetpack fucks out of the sky. We have an autocannon for a reason.
rolled 66 = 66>>19177306yo kell; I suspect notdodge LEFT and FOREWARD
rolled 98 = 98>>19177306EMP ball at him.
>>19177306Who are you again?Right get the space death cannon started on locking on to him, get into combat, use our new CQC abilities to match him and he has TK so keep close and don't let him get an advantage from it. Start chopping with our sword and smashing with drites and if we get close Grapple and stab him through with the plasma blade. Also keep firing from the piercing and use our new EMP powers.
>>19177350<Talos, lock Luin on target and power it up for the shot>
rolled 47 = 47>>19177306"Yo, Kell. I kinda doubt it, but feel free to try!" Happy banter! Why do I feel like we're ending up frenemies? Let us have fun with our new sword.
>>19177306"Kell, how many times do I have to kill you before you realize I don't like watching you being brought back from the dead over and over again? It's not a pretty sight! I DON'T LIKE DOING IT! Can't we just talk our problems out with some civilty? Or do I have to turn you into a lightning rod?">>19177350ZAP, MUTHAFUCKAH.
>>19177350Oh man, if his shields are going down too... SHOOT EVERYTHING WE HAVE AT HIM
rolled 93 = 93>>19177373no not yet you fool<azure, designate an area in our vision have luin target that area, slow charge with time warnings>THROW HIM INTO THE CIRCLE
You thrust your palms forward, and blast an EMP ball at him. He's thrown back, and half of the cores go dark for a moment, and then he sits back up, pushing himself up.<Talos, start to lock Luin onto the target.><Indeed, sir.> Talos says.You leap forward, skipping to the left. . But then he raises his palm again, and then something throws you back, before you can react. You catch yourself on your heavy drites, but they scrape along the ground, digging deep rivets in the concrete.You raise your piercing shot, and fire at him- but his multiple power shields blast it away at different angles, keeping the detonating power core from doing any damage."Who were you again?" You ask.
rolled 64 = 64>>19177306>TK activeTelekinesis? Fuck a duck.Shield no defend against sword. Start pinging his shield to give the cores a workout, and try to get a fes strikes in with that borrowed greatsword. If he gets all tentacle-y, plasma blade them out of existence.
>>19177442Well FUCK YOU TOO, sir. I bet they didn't bother to augment his lungs this time. MUSTARD GAS SHELLS, GO. CHOKE THE BASTARD OUT! POWER SHIELDS AIN'T WORTH SHIT AGAINST GAS!
rolled 95 = 95>>19177442While we're at a distance shoot an autocannon round at his feet.Get close to him, he seems to have to aim it so circular movements around him. Smash his face in with the great sword and our other drites. Keep him on the ropes, pressure him.
>>19177442Try to hack his shield powercores.
He snarls, and brings his hand straight down, as if he were dunking an imaginary basketball.Some massive force from above shoves you down, and you crumple under the force.You leap foward, swinging the greatsword, but he blasts it away with a shove of his palm. "You can't get me, Dave." He says. "I could root myself here forever and you can't even touch me."You hear Amy scream in the distance."Amy's been hit!" Lucas calls out.>Roll 2d100>Taking first poster's rolls
>>19177475CEASE ROLLS, WE GOT LOVELY AVERAGE GOIN' HERE.
rolled 99, 41 = 140shit.
rolled 56, 82 = 138>>19177487Fuck, if we leave for Amy charging Luin will have been for naught. Tell everyone fucking else to get to Amy RIGHT NOW, continue to play with him and keep him in place until Luin smites him.
rolled 47, 91 = 138>>19177487spot check on amycontinue to attack kell ineffectually making him think standing still is a good idea
You blast an autocannon at Kell's feet, and he's blown back, his power cores unable to react; probably slowed due to the EMP you shot at him earlier."Fuck." He calls- his legs are charred, and most of them missing. Cables weave out of his stumps.<Targeting complete.> Talos says. <Luin is ready to fire.>Lucas screams, and you hear a single gunshot."Omega, go pick up Lucas and Amy. They're both hit." Abel said.
rolled 37 = 37>>19177545LUIN FIRE
rolled 1 = 1>>19177487Get close to him and shoot EMP lighting from close range. While touching him.
rolled 71 = 71>>19177545FIRE LUIN, NOW! ROAST HIM.
>>19177545Sucker punch that fucker with lightning and run for it, help the others! THIRD OPTION! WE DON'T NEED TO HOLD HIM DOWN IF HE'S TAKEN A FEW GIGAVOLTS TO HIS SMUG FACE!
rolled 13 = 13>>19177566well.... fuck
rolled 22 = 22>>19177511>70 average, 99 on the diceWell done.>>19177545"G'bye Kell."<Fire.>>ROLL TO RUN LIKE A BITCH
>>19177566Hmm, fate point?
rolled 30 = 30>>19177573joules gigajoules is the unit for lasers learn your basic pysics
>>19177566>>19177584That's definitely going to be subject to a fate point. Which we'll hopefully earn back because DEMONSTRATIN' HUMAN EMPATHY YO.
>>19177584We might just have to.
rolled 72 = 72>>19177584>>19177598But is this still a life or death situation?I don't think so. Maybe wait till we use it?I think we can still take him out.
I say fate point.
>>19177615It's a Kell living situation and us having to spend more time on him or him coming back to haunt us rather than getting to Amy and Lucas.
rolled 74 = 74>>19177626>>19177615>>19177601>>19177598>>19177584I say to wait and see.
>>19177597Bitch, don't make me open up a few kilopounds of whoopass on you. DON'T BACKSASS ME.
<Fire Luin of Celchar.> You say."Oh, Dave, don't you learn?" Kell said. "I'm fucking immortal." And then, as everything went silent, the clouds cracked open, and liquid sunlight poured forth.Kell screamed."I picked them up." Omega said. "Fuck, I think Lucas might be dead. He's got a torso wound. Grayson, help him."The screaming continued, as the blazing spear of light stayed focused on Kell. When the light finally stopped, there was nothing there but char.<Luin has melted down.> Talos said. <I believe it's inoperable.>You lost your orbital laser in the process, but you just killed Project Immortal."Fuck, fuck, fuck." Abel says. "Epona's been damaged. I think we did enough right now, everyone get the hell out of there." He said, as more flying, red triangles started approaching from the north.
rolled 98 = 98>>19177634are kips a valid unit of asswoopin woman?I'll backsass you all I want
>>19177644I'm fine with Luin melting, move to get fucking Lucas and Amy and extract them. Kell is dead, very very dead. It's like how we dealt with Alli Templar, but on a larger scale.
>>19177644Are we sure nothing is left of Immortal?Make a last sweep to see if he survived or not. I wouldn't want him reconstructing from a single digit or something like Wolverine or Deadpool
rolled 58 = 58>>19177644huginn to me, take me to Amy NOW
>>19177644Throw as much dakka the enemies' way as possible as we retreat, to keep them off our backs. We need to get to Lucas. Now. WE HAVE LIGHTNING IN OUR VEINS, AND IT SHALL FLOW INTO HIS AND BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO HIS FORM.>>19177649nigga, what. CEASE ROLLING, WE'VE GOT A DECENT AVERAGE.
rolled 29 = 29>>19177644>more flying, red trianglesIf there's backups of Project Immortal, we're proper fucked. Time to scarper.Put as much heat on those flyers as we can while protecting the rear for a tactical retreat instead of an all-out rout.
>>19177673Empty our missile and shell and shoot everything with our tentacles and the plasma turrent while we retreat?<Magenta, take over>>>19177696No use, SOMEONE is going to roll and fuck up the average. Case in point >>19177697
"Huginn, to me." You say, and quickly take control back from Epona. You climb in, and blast off toward the stealthed Omega."Is anyone else injured?" Abel asked. "Everyone, get in the fucking air, we need to get out.""Me, Lucas, Grayson, and Amy are in the air." Omega said."Me and Epona are still down here!" Sigma called out. "I can fly up to the VTOL, but the mech will have to stay.""Damnit." Abel says. "Do it, Sigma. Epona, cover us. When we're gone, self-destruct and overload your cores.""Understood." Epona buzzed. "Tell Amy we said goodbye."
>>19177731>"Understood." Epona buzzed. "Tell Amy we said goodbye.";_;NOOOOOOOO
rolled 80 = 80>>19177731"don't worry comrade, we will; Give em hell!"
>>19177731We will gentlemen, your sacrifice will be remembered and sung of in legend. Don't go without a fight.
>>19177731<Azure. Can we try and save the cluster to our databanks? We might not be able to run them out of the Bullfrog, but surely we have enough space to store them compressed? I'll be damned if we're losing anyone else- no, anyone at all, on this mission!>
>>19177776They'll be just copies, man.
"Don't worry, comrade." You tell Epona. "We will; Give em hell."As you watch, soaring above in the Raven, some powersuited soldiers fall out of one of the red triangles. Epona shifts it's entire weight to the side, and gives the squad officer a single, powerful, mech kick. The suited soldier was blasted back, the mech bringing both arms down on some of the other suited soldiers, monochainsaws tearing through their armor.<Azure.> You say. <Can we save the cluster to our databanks?><Not the machine. . but I can try to copy the data.>>Roll 1d100 for CLUSTER RESCUE
>>19177799Don't you go all Azure on me!
rolled 87 = 87>>19177831
>>19177799They'll live on. If not in their original circuitry, then in their programming in another chassis. We are NOT letting Epona's mind, its soul, go in vain! We can build it another body, but that cluster is not something we can afford to lose nor forgive ourselves for losing!
>>19177842I'm not rolling after that.
for our fallen comerades; may they be reicarnated!!
>>19177842CEASE ROLLS. FUCK YEAH.
>>19177831>>19177842WE WILL SAVE THEM ALL(deleted my dice+1d100)
<. . Got it.> Azure said. <We can't run the cluster on this computer, but we have the data saved> She said."Dave, hurry up!" Abel said. "You're the last one there!"You activate the raven, and blast off.>Mission successful.>Losses: Epona, Countless drones, Javelin, Luin>Amy: Injured>Lucas: Severely injured>Everyone else: Intact
>>19177893What are CD's losses?
>>19177893Worse than we like but we didn't lose anything other than stuff and materials. The injuries are bad, but us and Amy are planning on going on "vacation" anyway. I just hope Sigma gets better.What are the damages on their end? Giant piles of compound, Project Immortal at his strongest yet, buckets of soldiers, agents, defenses and so on. Oh and dignity, we totally hurt their pride something fierce. We showed them fear.
rolled 33 = 33>>19177918KELLSEVERAL MILLION CREDITS WORTH OF OTHER MATERIAL HUNDREDS OF CEDS WORTH OF STUFF AND THEIR SENSE OF SECURITY.
>>19177918>CD's losses:>A LOT>Also Kell, a few other agents>Most namely, every single foothold that other KI agents were working for across the entire fucking world.
I hope we killed the majority of their board.
>>19177943>>Most namely, every single foothold that other KI agents were working for across the entire fucking world.I don't think I understand. Elaborate, please.Also, I damn hope we get enough money to cover for Epona, Luin and then a load more.
>>19177973We showed them fear and they pulled a lot of agents out of places to consolidate, deal with us, and with their HQ in that state they can't send them back out or someone will just assault again and kill the board. They currently have to hole up in their fortress.
rolled 7 = 7>>19177943>>19177893<Omega take us to the neares safe infirmary facility leave mark behind if you have to warn them and tell them not to fire on us>race along beside Omega and be ready to haul Amy and Lucas inside whatever building we're headed to. and damn and smash everyone who stands as an obstacle. to them getting their medical needs cared for.
>>19177973>The primary focus of this mission is to shake CD's security enough that all of the other CD agents across the world would rush home to protect their HQ.>The rest of the KI agents, because there's a lot more than just the ones you know, all have their own goals and missions that they're planning to execute against CD. The way the timing works, they're doing all of their missions while the CD agents are rushing home.You reach EE, and touch down immediately, using your connection to the other raven to park it as well. You pant, and look at the wreckage of the Javelin. It's. . pretty well melted down- you can't see how it could even be repaired."Well." Abel said. "That was a success, from what it looks like. No fatalities, just loss of equipment."
>>19177943By the way where are the nation states in all of this?I'd figure they have to react sooner or later when corps are starting to go full on war against each other.
>>19178008Go see Amy
>>19178008Agreed, however we need to get Amy and Sigma into immediate medical treatment, Amy'll probably be fine but I'm not sure about Sigma.
rolled 633, 238, 569, 828, 848 = 3116>>19178028Not Sigma. Lucas. Luuucas. One of the Gemini twins.
>>19178049I meant Lucas, my bad.
>>19177994>>19178008I see. Thanks.So now CD shouldn't be much of a problem anymore, right?Now we have to deal with the fucking Resurgence. Why are they targeting KI and EE exclusively anyway? Aren't there like hundreds of thousands of other corporations they could target?
I'm glad we finally snuffed Kell the Antidave. I still wish we'd been able to diplomance the bastard to come to the right side, but y'know, he was a grumpy old coot of a tech support guy to the very end, hyperadvanced augments & a vendetta or no, so that was like trying to take down a brick wall one fingernail-sized scraping of mortar at a time; I don't think he found our "Who are you again?" jokes very funny. His story began with getting killed unceremoniously and ended with him being killed unceremoniously, but ridiculously impressively. So that's an improvement. He was pretty much CD's best weapon, his design probably not logged effectively (because hey who the fuck bothers to pit priceless prototype technologies to paper, it's not like your super nano-tentacle-cyborg is going to get hit with a fucking killsat or anything) and any records were probably destroyed when we bombed the shit out of their hyperfortified compound, so Cadmium Dynamics is pretty neutered. Considering their amorality, I think we just hugely improved the prospective quality of life for the people of Russia with what we've done.Exabyte. Just what was Kell's story? Surely the guy must've had some people in his life. Family, friends? And... WE FORGOT TO ASK OLEG ABOUT CADMIUM DYNAMICS BEFORE WE SET OFF. AGAIN. FUCK A DUCK, we at least need to figure out their schtick from him now that they're crushed underneath our boots.
>>19178061Those corporations aren't affiliated with the one man who can truly fuck up their plans, which probably falls in line with the "destroy all the world's technology and relive through dark age feudalism and COMPLETELY miss the point of trying to dear down the dickass corporate & governmental powers, hurray pointless rebellion!" ending choice for retards in Deus Ex. That man being of a new species, of homo mechanicum. That man, being DAVE DAVIS DAVIDSON.
<Two unknowns located, Amy located, descending in Omega.> Talos says. <One unknown is badly injured, and the other has forearm implants.> Talos says."Where's Amy?" You ask."She's touching down here at Valhalla." Abel says. "Omega came here to pick me and Verne up; Lucas is alive, and the repair drones are synthesizing whatever drugs and medical supplies we need."<Let them in.> You tell Talos, and climb back into Huginn; you connect to Muninn and make it follow you too, as you fly to Valhalla."You okay?" You ask Amy, as she's lying on one of the beds in one of Valhalla's bedrooms."Well, they shot through my shield and got my fucking arm." Amy said, raising her bandaged arm. "It hurt. Lucas saved my life, though. The second shot would have killed me, but. . Dove in the way.""If it was a movie, it would have been in slow motion." She said, slightly dreamily.
>>19178127Hopefully we have a video recording of Luin firing on Kell. We should have been taping it.Give Amy a tight hug, kiss her and show her the footage. Lucas is a good guy, I glad I didn't lose you.
>>19178127"Hey, don't you get a crush on him!""How is Lucas doing?">Two unknowns locatedOne is Lucas, the other one is... Grayson? Who's the other unknown?
rolled 99 = 99>>19178127"I bet."(concerned voice)"you gonna keep that?" point to the armafter reply give her epona's last message then wait a while and say "its okay, we can rebuild it, we have the technology"
>>19178127"Shows what I know about chivalry, letting my lady fall into peril. I just... I couldn't let Kell get away, who knows what terrible shit he'd have done if he and I didn't finish it then and there; CD would've clawed its way back up if they still had his tech and his crazy on hand. I'm just... I'm glad you're okay. If you'll excuse me, I need to go thank Lucas. Assuming he's still conscious."
>>19178165>99MAXIMUM SUAVE.Seriously, Monotreeme, you either roll abysmally or like the fist of the north star, the fuck is up with this?
<Who's the other unknown?> You ask, and Talos shows you the camera view; It's Grayson, who's working on Lucas alongside Verne. It seems like it's almost a crisis, but there's little you can do to help- you'd probably get in the way."I bet." You say. "You gonna keep that?" You ask, and point to her arm."Well, it hurts, so I don't want to keep it that much." Amy said dreamily still. "But it'd hurt more to remove."She blinked."I'm sorry, Dave, I'm a bit loopy."
>>19178212Oh. Well, that explains the dreamy eyes.
>>19178212"Heh. Okay. Sleep, you need your rest."Contact Jun "I hope you guys are not lowering your guard. Remember that Reusrgence said they will make a move after the mission. They might act right now.Notify KI too just in case."
>>19178212"You're okay. Just rest for a bit. You earned it."Is there enough on-site storage and number-crunching power to upload and reboot Epona?
>>19178212It's ok adorable technicolor death machine, you did good out there and you're on a lot of painkillers. Don't worry about being loopy. Just stay with Amy, hold her uninjured arm and let her rest.
rolled 95 = 95>>19178204I recently made Barbeque part of how I do it involves a sacrifice of the blood over an open wood-fire. it makes my rolls good and high most of the time.>>19178212"I can see that", (insert Eponas last words+ good news)
rolled 607, 103, 125, 937, 290 = 2062>>19178272...I believe you.
rolled 60 = 60>>19178293my players hate it that I can roll 5 nat 20s consecutively especially since I run games...but they do love my barbeque.
"You're okay, you're just on a lot of painkillers." You say. "Sleep, you need your rest. You earned it.""Hey." She said sharply. "I think I earned a kiss, too."You oblige her request. "Also, Epona was left back there." You say, and she frowns. "They said goodbye.. but then me and Azure downloaded the cluster.""Aw, thanks, Dave." She said. "You'll help me when I rebuild it, riiight?" She asked blearily.
rolled 88 = 88>>19178432sure, and we can name the next one Macha goddess of war AND horseshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macha
>>19178432"Of course, my adorable technicolour death machine." and kiss her on her forehead.
>>19178432A full strike team couldn't stop me from helping you honey. Now sleep well and dream of plasma colored explosions.
"Of course, my adorable technicolour death machine." You say. She giggles and closes her eyes as you kiss her on the forehead, and then she's asleep.You hold her hand, and contact Jun."Dave?""I hope you guys aren't lowering your guard." You say. "Remember. Resurgence said they'll make a move after the mission. They might be acting right now. Notify KI too, just in case.""Got it." Jun responded. "Also, I noted, officially and to the board, that you and Amy are quitting. That should buy you time."
>>19178505Thank you Jun, do I get severance pay and a bonus for this op? Because I'd like to have funds for what we're doing next.
>>19178505"Alright.Stay safe."Abel is still here, right? We should go up to him and lay out a plan on how to deal with the Resurgence.
rolled 18 = 18>>19178505can we get a briefcase full of money first?
>>19178505"Something just occurred to me. Amy and I are a few million creds worth of walking hardware. The board didn't immediately go apeshit when we said, 'Thanks, we'll be going now,'?"
"Can we get a briefcase full of money first?" You ask, and she chuckles. "Not a briefcase, but we added some cash to your account." Jun said. "Quite a bit, actually. It should be all you need for several weeks...">51000 credits acquired! 60000 in total."Something just occurred to me. amy and I are a few million creds worth of walking hardware. The board didn't immediately go apeshit when we said, 'Thanks, we'll be going now.'?""No, they didn't. . Because you weren't the only ones. Nearly half of our technicians and a fourth of our security officers quit as well. Apparently Three's calls have gotten around. And Grimmauld declared that we're not going to force people to stay, if Resurgence is going to act against us."
>>19178586"Huh, Grimmauld is a pretty cool guy."Damn, now I feel guilty of leaving them unprotected for a week or two.We need to hash out a plan with Abel.
>>19178586"Did you share the cloak tech with KI?How did that go?"
>>19178586"God damn, that Grimmauld's brilliant. He's handling it coolly, with tact and grace. Employees leave for fear of being murdered by insane terrorist teenagers. Employees leave on good terms. We deal with those Resurgence pricks. Employees are safe and return to work happily, and we get hailed as heroes for rooting out a bunch of filthy anarcho-luddites. Brilliant! I'll see you later, Jun, I've got plans to draw up."
>>19178586"Well that was dumb of Three. Several dozen phone calls should give us enough data to sift for a possible originating location, even with fancy-schmancy spoofing and cut-outs."
"Grimmauld is a pretty cool guy." You say."Yeah, he is." Jun responds, and then sighs."He's brilliant; he's handling it coolly, with tact and grace. Employees leave for fear of being murdered by insane terrorist teenagers. Employees leave on good terms. We deal with those Resurgence pricks. Employees are safe and return to work happily, and we get hailed as heroes for rooting out a bunch of filthy anarcho-luddites.""I. . didn't think of it that way, but perhaps he does know about what you're planning; he always ends up planning those sorts of things. . "Did you share the cloak tech with KI?""Yes, we had that done before the mission; when we installed the McGuffins to their gear, they also upgraded their cloaking systems." She says.
>>19178656"Alright. Be safe.Dave out."Then go see Abel
rolled 18 = 18>>19178656if you want to you can come and visit Valhalla; or you can send james up here to be safe
"Alright. Be safe.""I will.""Dave out."You approach the room where Verne, Abel, Lucas, and Omega are, all standing, save for Lucas who's unconscious. Verne wipes his brow. "He's stable." Verne said to you. "I think we can take him back to KI, where they'll patch him up for real."
>>19178732"Has he gotten a transfusion yet? Is his heart running normally? What was he shot with?"
>>19178732"Alright.Abel, I wanna talk to you."Then go into a secured room."So you know of our plan, right? Me and Amy stay here and try to hunt down Resurgence.Though I'm not sure where to begin, so I wanted your advice."
>>19178732I'm glad to hear he's okay, he saved Amy so I owe him big. If he wakes up on the way back tell him that I owe him a big favor, if he doesn't just leave him a note or something. Get the extent of Lucas's injuries.Talk to Abel.
"I'm glad he's okay. He saved Amy, so I owe him big." You say. "If he wakes up on the way back, tell him I owe him a big favor." You say.Verne nods. "Good man." He says."What's the extent of his injuries?""He got hit with a railgun in the torso. Tore through his armor, and the shrapnel essentially turned every organ in his body into swiss cheese." Omega said. "We should get going quickly, though.""I need to talk to Abel first," You say, and take Abel to the command room, which had been soundproofed while Abel transformed it into Hlidskjalf. You shut the door tightly."Yeah, man?" He asks."So you know of our plan, right? Me and Amy stay here and hunt down Resurgence.""This. . is the first I ever heard of this plan." Abel said. "And if I don't know, you can be damn sure nobody else does.""Well, that's what we're doing." You say. "I'm. . not sure where to start, though, and this is your normal game.""I'd reccomend you start with the airship." Abel says. "I haven't been able to find it. . but with your satellite uplink, any time he comes up above the water, you may be able to find it." He says. "And when you do, you can interrogate that Twelve bastard for all of the info he has. That's where I'd start."
>>19178815"So, basically, I just sit here all day scanning for the ship then?""Sounds boring.""Damn. I guess I'll just have to do that. If you have any ideas, don't hesitate to share.""Oh, and don't tell anybody about this."
rolled 88 = 88>>19178815"Talos I need a drive sectioned off to store the AI cluster off epona:::then I want you all azure cyan and onyz as well to work out an AI for finding the ship"
>>19178815"The problem is that, even though we scrapped the thing's main gun- a spinal-mounted railgun that spanned the length of the thing- it's still probably more than a match for this fort. Unless... If we lure them back here, we might be able to slag it down with a big enough gun. A gun possibly derived from the gun we knocked off and salvaged from the airship. With more plasma. A gun that in no way compensates for anything.""Abel, as soon as Amy's done getting patched up, we're building a hatch-concealed roof-mounted heavy ion cannon."
"I basically sit here all day scanning for the ship? Damn, I guess I'll just have to do that." You say."I'm sure you could set up some kind of relay system to inform you automatically." He says. "So you won't have to sit right here the entire time.""Well, if you have any ideas, don't hesitate to share." You say.He nods. "I will. Good luck, Dave.""Oh, and don't tell anybody about this."Abel chuckled, and clapped a hand on your shoulder. "Of course I won't. Your secret is safe with me."The two of you exit the soundproofed room, and you see Grayson and Omega carrying Lucas's stretcher into the dropship."We're about done here." Verne said. "But first. . Dave, I need to speak with you."
>>19178907Gotcha, I'm guessing this is about Amy.
>>19178907"This is going to end with you bopping me one for going over your head with Amy, isn't it?"
rolled 633, 197, 798, 416, 161 = 2205>>19178907"Okeedokee. Are you carrieing any firearms or large knives?"
>>19178881>The problem is that, even though we scrapped the thing's main gun- a spinal-mounted railgun that spanned the length of the thing- it's still probably more than a match for this fort.No, it's not. We couldn't bring it down because we weren't used to controlling dozens of turrets at the same time.Also, that plan is overall ridiculous. We're not hunting for the dropship. We're hunting for their main base and operative. And they are not retarded enough to be lured back to the heavily fortified fort.>>19178907"Yes, Verme. What do you want to talk about?"
>>19178907This is our polishing the shotgun moment...
>>19178925>And they are not retarded enough to be lured back to the heavily fortified fort.Oh really?Tell me. Explain how, if this is true, that they were retarded enough to try and kidnap Dave Davis Davidson while simultaneously fucking with the girl he likes and all this while he's going through funky metal prophetic dreams related to how he's going to become Metal-Robo-Dragon-Jesus? Because that's pretty fucking retarded.
>>19178962They only made 1 mistake when they kidnapped us really, they didn't know we could teleport. That fucked their plans over like Luin fucked over Kell.
>>19178976They also did not know we could transfer our consciousness to our implant. That is a big thing too.The fact that they succeeded unimpeded shows how fucking smart they are and I worry that they already know of our plans.
"Gotcha." You say. "I'm guessing this is about Amy.""Your guess would be right." He said. "She insisted that she's staying here, but wouldn't say why. At a guess. . You two have some kind of plan." He said, quietly. "Now, I won't ask for details. In fact, even if I'm wrong and you two are just taking a vacation, listen to me." He pointed at you with his human hand. This is strange; it's the most he's said to you before."I'm trusting you, Dave. Protect her. She's not as strong as she acts."
>>19179009"Verne. You have my solemn oath."
>>19179009I will protect her, I'd burn a country to the ground if that's what it took.
"I will." You respond."I believe you." He said, with a solemn nod."You ready, Verne?" Grayson's calling out."Yeah, one second." Verne responds."Hey, Dave." Grayson says. "I got word that you're leaving. . You gonna be okay?"
>>19179085"Yeah, I'll make do just fine. Got some kickin' back to do and business to take care of."
>>19179085"Yah, I'll be fine. It was fun and all, but... I'm just not cut out for this whole business. After that mission, when Amy got hurt." Rub the back of our neck, shiver. "I just can't take that kind of stress."
rolled 83 = 83>>19179085yup no worriesmaybe you and jun can come up and visit after Amy's had time to visit...
>>19179085I'll be just fine Grayson. Kicking back, enjoying the weather, taking care of personal business. Take care of yourself and feel free to visit.
>>19179085Yeah, I'll figure it out. Just watch your back, ok?
"Yeah, I'll be fine." You say. "It was fun and all, but. . I'm just not cut out for this whole business. After that mission, when Amy got hurt. . ." You shiver, and rub the back of you neck. "I just can't take that kind of stress.""I understand, man." Grayson said. You feel slightly guilty about the necessity of lying to him when he's being so sincere. . "If you need anything, I'll drop everything and help." He said."Grayson!" Omega called."Right." He said, and got into the dropship. "You're free to visit." you say. Talos opens up the helipad bay, and the dropship cargo doors close; it lifts up, and takes off leaving you and Amy alone in Valhalla.
>>19179143set up relay system that Abel suggested with our AIs help and then go watch over Amy.
>>19179143Set up our relay system, get Azure and the AI cluster into the computers and have Azure get them set up nice and cozy. Then they can all work together on making the relay system AI. Then we go and be with Amy.
<Talos, set up a partition for the computer systems.> You say.<Affirmative.> He responds, and you walk down to the computer core, uploading the Cluster.<Epona, Active.> It says. . and then there's a timultous whirlwind of various voices, speaking to one another.<. . Have we been captured?><Negative; we have access to the camera systems here.><It appears that Amy is lying in one of these rooms.><Our data has been copied, apparently.><It has been an hour since the last moment we remember; we concur with the previous statment.><Understood.><We must remember to thank Dave.><We concur.>You set up the relay system, which wasn't hard; all you had to do was explain to Talos what you're looking for, and then you wait near Amy's bed."Mm. Morning." Amy says, wiping her bleary eyes with her unharmed hand. It isn't morning, it's more like dusk, you notice.
>>19179236>It isn't morning, it's more like dusk, you notice.It's always morning when Amy wakes up. >So cheezy"Hey... how are you feeling?"
>>19179236I like Epona, they're pretty chill.Morning Amy, it's good to see you awake. Give her a kiss, ask how she's feeling and get some food made for us.We need to think of a shorter way to say adorable technicolor death machine.
"Hey, how you feeling?""The painkillers wore off." She said. "I can tell because my arm hurts and I have a headache and a dry throat. I'll be fine, though." She pushed herself up. "What's been going on?""Not much." You respond, getting her some water and a kiss. "Everyone left, and this place is as secure as it could possibly be.""And. .Kell? What happened on the mission? I remember you talking about Epona, but that was it."
Have Azure and Talos run a security check on of all the bunker's systems. All of them. Seal all backdoors, delete all exploits and triggers and resets that 12 might have left. Scan EVERYTHING. We need these systems locked up tight against intrusion.
>>19179312As for Kell, I think it's better to show you then to just tell you. Bring up the footage of Luin vaporizing him.As for Epona, he stayed behind to cover our retreat and I managed to copy the cluster over to my spine, then transfer them here.
>>19179312"If he survived complete vaporization then... man, I don't know."Bring some water for Amy.
>>19179312"Kell's dead as a dirt. He took an orbital laser strike in his everything. I still don't get how a tech support guy became my mortal enemy. I feel almost like, in another lifetime, we might have been friends, kindred spirits, rather than foes. As for Epona, it 'died' fighting the last of Cadmium Dynamic's troops, and doing a bangup job. When it ran out of ammo, it took to those monochainsaws I told you to add and was slicing agents in half with every swing, stomping on others... It was pretty gruesome. But I saved the Cluster; I saved a backup in the Bullfrog, and it's now in the bunker computer. Safe and sound."
>>19179327I think we should have our AIs constantly run simulations and probe our defenses. Slowly rooting out any openings and exploits.Have Epona cluster on it too.Do this all the time while we're idle.
"As for Kell, I think it's better to show you than just tell you." you say, and bring up the footage. You watch yourself fire the explosive, blowing him back. And right as he's ranting at you. . the sky opens up, and orange light embraces him."Luin melted down, though." You mention, as she drinks the glass of water. "Epona stayed to cover our retreat, but at the last moment I copied the cluster. They're on a partition in the base." You say."And Lucas? How's he?""He's still in the air." You say. "But he's alive.""I see; it seems like we accomplished everything we worked for. " She says. "So . . What exactly is the plan now?" She asked, rubbing at her eyes some more.
>>19179377"Well, we need to defeat Resurgence somehow.""Abel suggested to look for their gunship first, so I'm doing that." "Do you have any other ideas?">OP, did Amy got paid 50,000 too or are we supposed to split it?
rolled 16 = 16>>19179377wait for you to healthen we stomp some more face
>>19179377Long term take Resurgence and end them. Short term I'm looking for their gunship, if they surface I'll find them. If you have any other ideas for finding them let me know.Really short term is to kiss you, hug you and eat breakfast together.
>Everyone that went on the mission got 50,000. Amy got some, you got some, Grayson got some; Hell, even Verne got 50k and he wasn't an employee."Well, we need to defeat resurgence somehow. Abel suggested we look for their gunship first, so that's what I have Talos and the command center doing." You say. "Do you have any ideas?""Well, the only thing I can really think, is. . We need to build something." She said. "If we continue watching like we are, and continue working, we should find them eventually. But when we do. . we need to be able to defeat them. And for that. . we need firepower."
>>19179441"We should repair Luin if possible, build a new Epona... oh and my javelin melted down." Look sad."Looks like we have a lot of work to do. And by we, I mean you, since you build the whole things while I carry the heavy stuff"
>>19179441Firepower is good, don't overwork yourself though. We'll work out what we need over some food. Perhaps a massive laser cannon on the bunker, it's Antarctica so cooling ought to be fucking easy as hell, keep it under a pile of armor most of the time and only open it up to spew death.Second we'll want some more portable death so we can find a location and just blow the hell out of it.
>>19179479We don't need to put more firepower on our bunker. We need mobile firepower.
>>19179441And everyone said my ion cannon idea was ridiculous! WELL, APPARENTLY THE QUEST ITSELF DISAGREES!>>19178881But we'll need something to secure ground and get inside the gunship once it's downed. Maybe... Battle droids?
"Firepower is good." You say. "But don't overwork yourself."She rolled her eyes. "I'll be fine." She said. "All the heavy lifting and stuff can be done with the repair drones, right? I can just get into the computer system and design the things."You make some food for the two of you, and you start eating."Okay. . We can upgrade the bunker itself, rebuild Epona, construct more handheld weaponry, or make some vehicles...""What about something like. . battle droids?" You ask. "Something to secure ground and get inside the gunship once it's downed."". . Why would we have to down it?" Amy asked. "If we find it. . we could send you in, armed with anything I can devise, you could essentially. . walk in. We have the repair drones, and we have enough cash for pretty much all the atomic goop I could ever dream of . . ""What do you mean?""What I mean is. . With the assistance of the computers here. . I could completely refurbish your equipment, and your suit, and everything."She grabbed her wrist computer. "After I moved the cluster out of here I. . stole all of EE's info. All I could get, once we made the plan to leave. Abel helped me with it, and with this, we could use. . pretty much any tech we've reverse engineered, and make you a brand new suit.
I GOT ITWE BUILD A MOBILE CARRIERFILL IT TO THE BRIM WITH ALL SORTS OF WEAPONSPUT EPONA IN CHARGE OF IT (with manual override for us of course)THEN PUT ANOTHER SMALLER LUIN IN ITWE HAVE ESSENTIALLY 100K~ TO BURN FOR THE CREATION GOOPBAM INSTANT MOBILE HQ/FORCE MULTIPLIER/SUPERWEAPON
rolled 41 = 41>>19179536I love you amy I love you and your devious devious mind
>>19179536squee like a little boy who got the toy he always wanted on Christmas
"Amy, have I ever told you that I love you and your devious, devious mind?" You ask.She goes red. "No, you've never said that before." She gave you a smile. "Okay, carry me to Abel's computer system so I can design all of this." She said.Five minutes later, she was sitting in what Abel had named hlidskjalf, goggles on her head, and waving her arms about on an invisible keyboard"God, Abel's some kind of genius." Amy said in awe. "Okay. . I know you like your 'drites, but I'm not sure you should carry those over. It's your choice in the end, though. what exactly do you want in the new suit? And what type of suit, to be exact?">REFURBISH TIME GO>Throw out as many suggestions as you can think of, and I'll condense them into a list of possibilites eventually
rolled 73 = 73>>19179606keep the drites!
>>19179606>DritesSomething in the direction of Kell's cables would be neat as well.
>>19179606No drites? Man, our whole shtick revolves around drites.>REFURBISH TIME GOUmm... ummm...To be honest, I have no idea what else we can have. Find a way to add hoverplates and jetpacks, perhaps?How about keeping everything we have but somehow upgrading to heavy suit? Also, seeing how Kell was able to stuff several shields and dozens of pwercores into his, makes us jealous. Can we add those without losing anything?Improved cloak which work with shields would be great.How about stuffing some CPU somewhere in the armor so that our AIs can use it when we have it on?
>>19179606Six drites, each one with the ability to weave armor onto itself. So, we could just have them normally and then flip a switch and after a few minutes they're armored, heavy, and unable to be worn without the power suit. I imagine atomic goop might be necessary.
Boosters. I want Iron Man-style boosters in our boots, hands, and suit in general.
>>19179662TWO light sabers.Actually, light-sabers on our drites!
>>19179606I kinda like Drites, either we keep them or make new and improved better ones. Given that we've got giant piles of goop and money we can go for two heavy crushy claw drites with fucking howitzer level weaponry, two medium drites and two lightning fast ones that are meant for combatting fast opponents, slicing things with plasma blades and being a conduit for hacking. We could go for a super modular suit made out of reactive metal and synthetic muscle that building material from one place to another on the fly, want small drites then the material goes to your arms for shielding or something like that, might be a bit far out.Keep our armor modular as all hell, able to go heavy or light depending on the mission. Something like Kell's cables would be nice, but might not be possible.More power cores and shielding.More boosters.A lot of power cores and modular plug like things so we can just make the bare bones of things like the Javelin or other similar powered weapons and plug them in, rather than having to give them power themselves.
>>19179662>>19179676Iron man style boosters. IN OUR DRITES. DRITE-FLYING. DRITE BLASTING.
An extra pair of drites, these stuck right around our kidneys. With light plasma rifles/flamethrowers attached, in addition to the standard blades & manipulators.
It would be interesting to have a suit that can change it's appearance to a fine degree. Then we can disguise ourselves as anyone we want to.I'm not sure how useful that would be though.
>>19179692Holy crap yes, THIS!
>>19179606Can we get a little atomic goopy machine in the suit, as in making repairs on the fly, crafting ammo on the fly, it meas we can just have a supply of that around. Swords, like the greatswords that CD has but wreathed in plasma, so it has the nice chopping melty of plasma but can still block stuff properly.
"Seeing how Kell was able to stuff several shields and dozens of power cores into his, it makes me kind of jealous. Can we add those?""Yeah, I can. The cool stuff about atomic goop is that you can make power cores with almost nothing.""Boosters? Iron Man-style, so I can travel through the air""That can go with the extra power cores; I just make them into repulsion drives." Amy adds, and moves her hands in midair, as if moving physical objects."I'll keep the drites." You say."Fair enough-""Actually. . I'll get new drites.""Oh?""Two heavy ones with 155mm autocannons, using the same firing mechanism with the Mjolnir. And power claws.""Holy shit, Dave." She said. "What else?""Two medium drites. . ""With what kind of weapons?""Plasma. Make them. . .Javelins.""Got it.""And then some very long, light 'drites, with plasma blades.""Ooh, those will be useful for CQC. What kind of weight do you want the suit to be?""Well, make it light. . but add clasps so that I can attach armor based on the situation.""Got it.""What about. . atomic goop in the suit, set to synthesize and repair the suit, and make ammo for the autocannons on the fly?"She paused.Then she took off her goggles. "And you call *me* a genius."
>Amy: I think you should lay off the drite>Us: MORE DRITES!How about a second pair of hands
>>19179606Just for kicks a suit sized sledgehammer shaped device with plasma striking faces and booster assisted swinging and a new CQC AI that could help put it to good use
>>19179762>"Well, make it light. . but add clasps so that I can attach armor based on the situation."Why light? Medium worked pretty great so far, right?Also, improved EMP shielding. Pretty much the only thing that can hurt us permanently.
>>19179762Would we be able to use any of those drites without our power suit? That's kind of important. Unless we make the armor light enough that we can wear it like a second skin. Or heck, really well made medium armor. Let's go with the really well made, tailored medium armor. Just make us look really muscular, I guess. Add a faux-skin coating.
Drite BOOOOOOSTERS! Flying with drites! You know you want too. Imagine our maneuverability with a booster on the end of all our drites, capable of changing direction at the drop of a hat!
>>19179787>Pretty much, all three weight grades at once; it's just light when no armor is clasped on.>>19179805>You'd be able to use the light 'drites and medium 'drites without the suit, but the heavy ones are no go."Improved EMP shielding, too.""Got it.""And. . you know Kell's cables?" You say. "Any way we can replicate that?""Well, their very nature is similar to the mechandrites, so since I'm making the 'drites anyway, I can make a ton of miniature, cable-sized ones. Connected to the bullfrog, you can plug in just by touching something." She says. "Of course, the cables will get the extra EMP shielding, too.""And Sigma's boosters? can we add those to the 'drites?""Just the drites? Hell, I could cover your entire suit with them." she said. "And you could probably use Onyx with the boosters for maximum mobility, even when wearing heavy plate."
rolled 12 = 12>>19179762hey babe, sometimes it hurts to be this good
>>19179852"Great. Do that.">"And you call *me* a genius."Hey, I'm just the "idea guy", your the one who's actually designing them.
>>19179762>155mm autocannonsNIGGA WHAT. WE'RE MOUNTING FUCKING AUTOMATIC HEAVY FIELD ARTILLERY IN OUR DRITES? THE KIND THAT TAKES AN ARMORED VEHICLE OR A HEAVY TOWED CARRIAGE TO MOVE AROUND?Check your measurements, Exabyte, DO YOU EVEN /k/?!For the record. See this thing? This is a 155mm howitzer. We would need a superheavy armored platform to mount a 155mm autocannon. Even if we're just using the whole heavy drite as a barrel, we're going to be better armed than a modern MBT.... For one whole shot per drite, because there's no room to stick a store for 155mm shells!Tone them down. For crimmeny's sake, man, that's just whacky! Tell me that was a typo or something!
>>19179852You are an absolute wonder to behold. Make sure to get something for yourself mind you. With all this stuff you could probably get stuff to cover your arms that isn't restrictive in the least. I'll be crashy stompy, you'll be rolly slicey. What else can we add? You have any ideas?We should probably get something to deal with hordes of drones and other light stuff. Maybe a chaingun version of the Sigma's piercing gun.Also we should have some modular equipment for circumstances, a sniper rifle kinda like Grayson's souped up death rifle, grenades up the wazoo, stuff like that.
>>19179897>I DO NOT /K/>But yeah I agree that's a little much> let's just say I wrote "The largest autocannons you can fit", instead.
rolled 50 = 50>>19179897I think 20mm might be closer to what hw was thinking20mm is the one on the right
>>19179897For some reason this post makes me laugh. Are you the same guy from the previous thread?Suggest the biggest plausible calibre we could stuff then?
>>19179936The ones we had already were 35mm, if I'm not mistaken. 20mm would be a downgrade.
"We should probably get something to deal with hordes of drones and other light stuff. Maybe a chaingun version of Sigma's piercing gun."". . I'll have to figure out how that works later; I'm not sure on the particulars." She said, after a moment."Make sure to get something for yourself, mind you.""No need." she said. "I'm not building anything for me."
>>19179972>". . I'll have to figure out how that works later; I'm not sure on the particulars." She said, after a moment.Didn't we scan the rifle when we picked it up last time? Give what we got to Amy.>"No need." she said. "I'm not building anything for me.""Something wrong?"
>>19179972>>19179989>inb4 she's pregnant and she's not going on the field anymore!
>>19180001Oh fuck no.
>>19179972You not planning on going out into the field for this one? Is there anything else behind this other than that?I'm fine with you staying and doing techie stuff and overwatch, but if there's anything you want to talk about I'm here.
>>19180011I don't really have anything against that to be honest.
"Something wrong?""If I go out there with you, I'll be the weak link." She said in a cold voice, still moving things about with her hands. "Which means you'll have to watch over me. Which means, of course, you won't be watching over yourself, and you'll get hurt. It'd be much better if we concentrate all of our money and atomic goop on one person; you."
>>19180042"You don't exactly sound happy about it..."
>>19180042"Aww, don't be like that. You're damn strong and you know that.Come on, build something for yourself. We have a lot of money to spend, if we run out, we'll just go and raid your parents house."
"You don't sound exactly happy about it.""I'm not." She said. "But it's the smartest thing to do.""Don't be like-""What else did you want?" She asked. "I think I got the piercing chaingun designed, so you'll have a good suppressive fire weapon."
>>19180042Amy, your body count is higher than mine, probably by a few orders of magnitude. You're incredibly competent and not a weak link. You got injured this time, once I fucking passed out trying to hack an elevator, not my proudest moment. Make yourself something nice, I'd love to have you by my side. Worst happens we go raid your parents house for stuff to deconstruct into goop. Your father won't care, and your mom will be too shocked by the grinning skull to object.
>>19179951>>19179936What we stuck on last time was anywhere in the range of 25mm to 50mm (which would be just a tad excessive for an quickfiring autoloading gun) it was left vague. A bit small against much of anything above power armor and light IFV's upwards even with FUUTTUURREETTEECCH to compensate, but very serviceable.While we could certainly mount something pretty big because FUTURETECH on our new heavy 'drite pair, 155mm howitzers are skimping the border between heavy and superheavy artillery. Just... How about 90mm? Again, still a bit obsolete, that's the caliber of an M67 recoilless rifle, and of course this would be a howitzer, not a recoilless rifle or autocannon, but hey. It isn't 155mm of oh-god-my-spine-just-shattered. Alternatively, something in 75mm? Anything so long as we aren't breaking the 100mm mark because that's just ccrraazzzy to mount tank guns to a man, heavy power suit or no.>>19179943If by 'same guy' you mean 'that nigga what was on about weaponiggery and the IS-7's decent designing for postwar Soviet slavshit' then yeah I was that guy. Some fellow made some good points about the obsolescence of the armor's thickness, despite the sloping, on the very tail end of the thread. Was rather true; that sheer sloping would only get it so far with its alloys, but hey, I was rambling about 'oh hey a modernized blah would do blah what if y'know.' But that's not really related to the subject at hand, which is adhering to the meagerest degree of verisimilitude. Not realism, just... Verisimilitude.
>>19180083"Hey, money is not a problem. And it's not like you can keep adding weapons on me. We're going to run out of space /sometime/."
>>19180083I want an adorable technicolor death machine with me, unless you're able to construct one of those I guess you'll just have to come with.
rolled 22 = 22>>19180083take the goggles off her, spin her around, and looking her in the eye."is that really the reason? I know it is for now until you're healed up, but why?"
"Is that really the reason?" You ask, taking off the goggles and looking her in the eye. "I know it is for now until you're healed up, but why?""Lucas almost died because he was protecting me." Amy responded. "The only reason he didn't was because we had backup to pick him up. I don't want that to happen to you. I'll be able to help you as overwatch, but if I'm out on the field. .There's only the two of us. We don't have backup, or support, or anything like that. AI can't do everything."
>>19180146"You can't start blaming yourself for the actions of others. You carry a big enough burden as is. Lucas knew exactly what he was getting himself into when he jumped in front of you, and that was his choice." Hug, kiss, et cetera.
rolled 49 = 49>>19180146then do this.build the best repeater wrap a plane around it fill the spare volume with backup and be my DRONE ARMY.or just my hellish hurricane
>>19180146"What about the new Epona? What if you could pilot that into the fight? I'd hardly call a battlemech vulnerable. If anything, you'd have to watch my squishy back."
>>19180146I'm cool with you on overwatch, it is necessary, but don't even think that you're useless because somebody saved your life. I'll note that you saved my life a while ago and I don't consider myself useless, shit if we started considering ourselves incompetent because people got hurt on operations we'd all be fucked.Now make yourself something nice, I insist.
>>19180146I don't really have counter-arguments but it still sits wrong with me."Aww, just design something that makes you invulnerable."sigh and hug her
"You can't start blaming yourself.-""I'm not blaming myself, Dave. I'm being pragmatic. I have an insane kill count, but I'm not a durable fighter. If anything, I'm a glass cannon... And there's always the possibility we could find the gunship before I'm healed, in which case we wasted time working on my own gear that I can't even use." She said.She shook her head."You're acting like I think I'm useless; and I'm not thinking that. I know I'm not useless. I'm just thinking that you are more durable, and better on a solo mission than I am."She slipped the goggles back on. "I do think that's it, though. Unless you can think of something else. . .
>>19180224More processing ability/power cores so our AI's can do what they do better/faster. Maybe a bit more room for more AI's if we need them?
>>19180179I like this idea>>19180259This too. If there is no place in our augment, put the CPU upgrade in the power-suit>>19180224"Okay, when we're ready upgrading me and have money left, you're going to build stuff for yourself too, alright?
"I got it." You say. "Mobile carrier. Fill it to the brim with weapons, drones, power cores, all sorts of weapons. Then we upload Epona in charge of it, and even put a laser cannon in the front." You say.She sits there for a moment. A smile slowly spreads across her face. "Goddamn, Dave. This'll be a long night.">END OF THREAD 24>I'll stick around, as I usually do.>My twitter's @futureexabyte
rolled 71 = 71>>19180224that sounded defeatist, don't mope or I WILL invite your mother over to visit.I'm sure she'd LOVE to catch up with all of what's been going on in your life...(and then wink)
>>19180224"Is this what Verne meant about you 'not being as strong as you act?' I thought he was full of shit. What happened to the go-to gal for drenching a few Cadmium Dynamics thugs in flaming napalm from a well-thrown well-timed dirty incendiary grenade? What happened to the gal who made a mockery of those goons, without a care in the world, without even wearing a full powersuit? Maybe you were sometimes a little silly, like keeping your arms totally bare instead of armoring them even lightly, but that's what these experiences are for. Sometimes you have to have a little pratfall before you can run again. You act as if I haven't screwed up before. Badly, even."
rolled 68 = 68>>19180288FUCKING CAPTCHA I WANTED THAT BEFORE THE END OF THREAD
>>19180308Hey, lets not push her. If she does die, then it will be completely our fault.
>>19180317Calm your tits, sir.
>>19180288So, what is the situation with CD now? Are they completely out of the picture? Will they go bankrupt soon?How did KI react when we revealed the flaw behind their cloaks and being presented with improved version? Did EE make a trade or give it in good will?If KI and EE merge, what will it be called?
>>19180366>CD's essentially been destroyed by this point, because the KI agents are all completing their missions. All you need to do is wait for the metaphorical tower to fall.>EE made a trade for their hover plate tech- the KI board were very, very grateful that the only real weakness of the stealth modules had been rectified.>KE; Kawasagi Electronics.
>>19180392>EE made a trade for their hover plate tech- the KI board were very, very grateful that the only real weakness of the stealth modules had been rectified.Were they going to find it out sooner or later anyway?I don't think we asked Amy to put the cloak in our new armor. We will be getting it too, right?
>>19180414>Indeed; However, there's still the standard issue when using the power shield and cloaking device at the same time- you're slightly visible when you move. It can be rectified by either not moving, or deactivating the power shield.Here's the list of the new equipment Amy's working on:Unnamed suit>Numerous power cores>Additional CPU for AI support>Flight Capable Boosters>Ammo synthesis\suit repair system. Atomic Goop based>Cloak module>Power shield>Redundant power shieldHeavy Drites>Heavy autocannons>Power clawsMedium Drites>Plasma bolts>Monomolecular bladesLight Drites>Extended length>Plasma blades>Monomolecular bladesChaingun>Piercing ammunition
>>19180436Holy shit; I thought we were unstoppable before.Also, what became of our orbital gun? Is it just sitting there, useless?I mean, even if the gun doesn't work, we can crash it into something. That'd make for a dynamic entry/exit.
rolled 3 = 3>>19180436didn't you just finish re-making the inventory?
>>19180436>Chaingun>>Piercing ammunitionIs this going to be plasma chaingun similar to what Amy has or something like Sigma had?Wait, we're still keeping our shoulder-mounts, right?>However, there's still the standard issue when using the power shield and cloaking device at the same time- you're slightly visible when you move. It can be rectified by either not moving, or deactivating the power shield.If Amy or other technicians work on it, it can be improved, right?Also, I didn't understand. Was KI going to find out and remove the problem with their cloaks on their own or not?
Are we ever going to bother seeing Oleg again? Rudimentary tech we can handle with GOOOOP, but the man may have information to sell and of course has artifact shit for us like the teleporter.
>>19180466>Orbital gun overheated, the power core started to melt down, but since it was warped and started to slag, the safeguards didn't work. Luin completely exploded as the power core overcharged.>>19180467>AND NOW I GET TO REMAKE IT AGAIN!>>19180470>The chaingun is similar to what Sigma has, with exploding power cores in each projectile.>Shoulder mounts will stay with the old suit; There just won't be enough room for all six drites if you build turrets on the shoulders.>Amy had a lot of problems getting the shield and cloaking device working together at the same time earlier- she's sick of working on it by now, and she's the only one who really gets how it works. So for awhile, it can't be improved.>Yes, but not for a long, long while. They kind of assumed it was a given that their enemies' scanners would sense them eventually.>>19180490>Actually, no, probably not. Oleg usually only visited NearFuture City because Amy was there; but now that Amy isn't. . Oleg's route is probably something different by now.
>>19180490Don't forget the nuclear gun. The man has some really cool toys.Also, we need to upgrade our 4 droids somehow. Any ideas?
>>19180522>>Yes, but not for a long, long while. They kind of assumed it was a given that their enemies' scanners would sense them eventually.Several hands must have met foreheads when it was explained to them: "yeah, your cloaking tech is perfect, that's why we can see you"
>>Also, based on what I have so far, we're starting to get to the beginning of the end of the quest. Unless you guys mess up my plans again, like I assume you will.
>>19180575>>Also, based on what I have so far, we're starting to get to the beginning of the end of the quest.Awww.... I guess good things must come to the end eventually? Better than having unfinished quests like it always seems to happen with them.
>>19180575As long as you end it well, and keep on running quests after this one, I don't particularly mind.
>>19180590>Oh, don't worry. Once this quest is over, I'll start a brand new one.>Also, I'd planned out an epilogue in case you guys died here, which was going to be a possibility if you lost to Kell. I'll write it out real quick.
>>19180611Ooh! I like BAD END text. It's always interedasting to see what kind of awful thing would happen if we really screwed the pooch.
Your name is Amy Tolstoy, and you just saw something horrible.Dave's arched over, his head slack, and Project Immortal's standing there, grinning triumphantly- A large shard of shrapnel- from somewhere, you don't know, is jutting out of Dave's back."Oh god." Abel said over the radio, but you hardly heard him. "Dave's down. Everyone, get out. I'm activating his satellite. If we can get rid of Project Immortal. . ""Abel, wait! Dave could be-" You cry over the headset.He doesn't listen, and the sky bursts open, the clouds parting for the blazing spear.You twitch your big toes, and the rollers on the bottom of your legs slip out with a slight buzz. You lean your ankles forward, and the motorized wheels burst into motion.Kell's laughing, and backhands Dave, where he falls to his back. The sky finally parts, and then the orange beam embraces both cyborgs in the distance.You scream something, but you don't know what.Something hits you in the arm- your entire body shifts as one of your legs give out- apparently, it was shot too. A powersuited man looms up toward you, and he raises his railgun at you.Lucas dives into the way, and the shot blows him back. The pain in your arm is overwhelming, and you can vaguely hear Abel yelling at Omega about something.
You never went back to Valhalla, even after you got your arm patched up and healed. There was something. . foreboding about going there, so you never did."Amy?" A voice calls. You get up, and ignore Ishelda, just as she ignores you, as you walk down the stairs."I see you're ready." Your mom says, smiling that fake smile of hers. "The party's due to start any moment now." She adds.Is this what it's like to be normal, you ask yourself, as you greet various snobby people from across the world, as they mingle carrying glasses of what you assume is champagne. . wait, isn't that a stereotype? You disregard the thought, and just plaster that fake smile on. . That is, until you see them.They look. . familiar."Oh see, Amy, I'd like you to meet Mr. and Mrs. XXXXX. they own an estate in FutureNew York." Your mom says, still acting as the perfect hostess.You sit up, and greet them. But then, before thinking about it, you ask. . "Did you ever have a son named Dave?"
>>19180771I almost want to see the continuation of that.
>>19180793yeah, me too
>>19180793>>19180796>Even if it HAD ended like that, I would have left it there, alongside something like "NFC QUEST: THE END"
>>19180808So, what are you planning on running after NFC?
>>19180808It is less horrible than I imagined actually.Amy must really, really love Dave if she decided to leave her mercenary work after he died.
>>19180829>She left mercenary work when Verne got injured.>Now she's just following through with EE. But after Dave died in this alternate timeline, Resurgence pretty much crushed everything eventually. EE was taken out, KI was taken out, CD was taken out by KI, etc. She didn't have any other choice.
>>19180829How happy was Amy when we finally confirmed that Natalies was a rival agent?
>>19180857>Pretty happy, but a bit guilty because she felt happy.>>19180828>After NFC is 'SORCERESS QUEST' or something, which is going to be a quest in some generic fantasy land where you're a girl with way too much magical power.
>>19180855>Resurgence pretty much crushed everything eventually.God damn these assholes.I wonder if they are not so bad as we think they are.
>>19180915With the whole 'crushing' note, I think I was completely wrong to think "yeah maybe these assholes aren't so horrible I mean they're petty enough to steal a fucking Warhammer army, jeez." No. They're INSANE enough to do so. The whole "WE'RE GOING TO KILL EVERY SINGLE CORPORATE PAWN FAGGOT" thing rather confirms it. They're just a bunch of nutbars, conspiracy theorists, and child soldiers who bought into the propaganda way too easily.
>>19180915>>19180952>I don't want to spoil much, but Twelve's the bad apple there. Three's still devoted to his cause, but he's relatively more kind about getting it done.
>>19180970Did they get any new members? I think we removed like 6 of them. That is pretty damn a lot considering there were only 27 of them
>>19181001>There were 9 cells, and then you removed the latter two. Cell 6 was the one that evac'd Kell, but you weren't able to kill them.>But yeah, you'll have to find out if they got new members yourself- don't want to spoil it.
>>19181040How old are they?
>>19181341>You aren't sure about cell 8, as they were slagged by plasma before you could see them, but cell 9 were, you'd guess, either high twenties or low thirties
rolled 7 = 7>>19180748>>19180771dammit exabyte that was the saddest thing I've read in a couple of months...
>>19181472>You're welcome. The only thing that stopped that from being canon was the 95 while fighting Kell.
>>19181504Damn, it didn't feel /that/ close to the end.Also, Telekinesis? What the actual fuck?
rolled 18 = 18>>19181504gee I feel all important about that. unless you meant someone else's 95 cause there were a lot of them in the thread...
rolled 35, 123, 251, 935, 339 = 1683>>19181519I second this question.
>>19181563>>19181519>Power shields work by moving physical objects away from the shield, once it enters their sensors. works on physical attacks, projectiles, monomolecular blades, etc.>CD was the corp that invented them, so they had that tech extrapolated. It only worked when the AI had it programmed in correctly, and only when Kell made specific hand movements in order to trigger the AI.
rolled 99 = 99>>19181582that makes far more sense than I thought it would...I wonder if Amy's parents might stop by and visit sometime...he dad seems like a bro.dammit we forgot to ask three to get our army back from 12 that bastard
Is there some other, underlying reason why Amy doesn't want to go out in the field anymore?
rolled 79 = 79>>19181692perhaps it's because Exabyte doesn't want her to?
>>19181692>If anything, it's pretty much a mix of two reasons; The reason she told him, and that. . this was actually the closest she'd ever gotten to death. Man in a power suit wielding a railgun, pointing it in your face, and then you *watch him pull the trigger*? Pretty terrifying.
>>19181723Aww, poor Amy.We shouldn't push her to go out in the field.
rolled 73 = 73>>19181723this also seems reasonableand also an opening for drama later...all is well.
>>19181705>I should note that I rarely do anything 'just because I want it to happen' or anything like that. There's either an underlying reason, or it serves the plot that I'm trying to push the quest towards.>Except for Ishelda really liking Grayson- that was just for fun.
rolled 5 = 5>>19182007you should know by now that trying for any plot is a bad idea...
>>19182028Actually, I've found there's kind of an art to it. If you're careful, and leave things loose enough that the quest participants can still get what they want, you can just . . ease them into the plot. Or just use plot points when they become relevant.
>>19182054I find that it's easiest to figure out how NPCs act, what they want, and what they are willing to do for it. Usually things will fall into place from there, regardless of what players do.