>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=NearFuture%20Cyborg%20Quest>>Character bios and Dave's 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. EE also has constructed somewhat of a beneficial alliance with a corp called Kawasagi Infinite. ArmaTek vanished into thin air, Cadmium Dynamics was torn completely apart after a strike at their heart, Kawasagi Infinite is one of EE's allies, and Resurgence has been trimmed down, and their survivors are reasonable enough that you were able to diplomance them. You defeated the bad guys, got the girl, and saved your admech army.After all of this stress, fighting, and technological advance. . you've ended up on top, somehow.>You have 10000 credits.>You have 1 fate reroll.
You run into the other room, and see Lucca on the ground, a smouldering charred crater a few feet away from her, in the wall; a repair drone was already there, repairing the damage that had been done.Amy was standing there, Hydra in hand."I'm sorry, Lucca, I got a bit carried away. But I'm not going to *share* Dave." Amy said.Lucca gaped like a fish, as if she were trying to say something but didn't have any words.
I have never participated in this quest, but I just want to say that that character sheet you've got in yer first main post is quite awesome looking OP.
>>19250999Stand confused for a moment."...H-hey girls, no need to fight.""A-Amy, calm down."
>>19251029>Thanks! I worked hard on it.Amy eyed you out of the corner of her eye, and she sheathed the weapon on her hip."Hey, Dave. Just so you know. . I'm really not okay with anyone else having you." She said.
>>19251064*gulp* "O-okay, sweetheart"
>>19251064"Quite possessive, aren't you?""What about your dirty, dirty fantasies involving me, Grayson, not a lot of clothes in a oily workshop?" Grin at her.Then go help Lucca out."But honestly. No need to overreact like that, Amy. I'm all yours.""I wouldn't want to share you either."
You stand there, confused for a moment."H-hey girls, no need to fight.""That wasn't really fighting." Amy said. "That was. . . emphasis.""What about your dirty, dirty fantasies involving me, Grayson, not a lot of clothes in an oily workshop?" You ask."That's different." She says. "Those are just fantasies.""But honestly, no need to overreact like that, Amy. I'm all yours.""Yeah. . I did overreact a bit. Sorry, Lucca." She said, and rolled over to Lucca, pulling her up. "Maybe I'm getting a bit stir-crazy."
rolled 10 = 10>>19251121you might be; lets go for a trip to new york or to visit everyone back at EE...
>>19251121>"Maybe I'm getting a bit stir-crazy.""I guess being holed up in a claustrophobic, cold fortress for long periods of time does that to you.""We need to go out somewehre and have a relaxing day off.""... Now that we don;t have to look over our shoulders all the time, we can go ANYWHERE!""So how about it? A nice evening in Paris? An exiting day on Hawaii beaches? Or anything else really."
"You might be. Let's go for a trip to new york." You say."What, really?" Amy asked.You shrug. "It's been four years, but why the hell not? They might not even let me through the gates.""Okay!" Amy said. "Lucca, you can use Muninn to fly to NewFuture City if you want- we can take the same raven.""O-okay." Lucca said, a bit confused as to what the two of you are talking about. She ran down to the hangar, and got into one of the ravens."That was Huginn." Amy said, as Lucca took off. "She can't even tell the difference between them, can she?"
>>19251199>>19251144>Why New York?
rolled 91 = 91>>19251144>>19251158or we can go and irritate your parents...
>>19251199"I'm pretty sure she is extremely embarrassed. You could have handled it better.She wont be able to show her face for at least a week now."
>>19251209>Nearfuture New York is where Dave's parents live. "I'm pretty sure she's extremely embarrassed. You could have handled it better. She won't be able to show her face for at least a week now.""Well. . .I thought it was pretty funny." Amy said."Or we can go and irritate your parents. . " You say, and shrug."That does sound like a good idea. . " Amy said. "But I kind of miss Grayson and Verne. We could go back to NearFuture City or something."
>>19251256>>Nearfuture New York is where Dave's parents live. Yeah.... but it is still kind of out of place, imo.>>19251256"You're right. Lets got to NearFuture city first, meet our friends and hang out."
rolled 66 = 66>>19251209because dave is from there.>>19251199nope, did you ever tell her which is which?sorry about the sharing thing Amy I might have said the wrong thing to her earlier
>>19251276>sorry about the sharing thing Amy I might have said the wrong thing to her earlierIt was just a joke on our part, no need to be sorry about it.>because dave is from there.I know that. That's is not what I am asking.
rolled 38 = 38>>19251256thought what was funny?yeah, lest do that.
"You're right. Let's go to NearFuture city first, and hang out.""Awesome." She said, and climbed into Muninn. You followed her in- it was actually quite cramped...Fifteen minutes later, you're soaring above EE, touching down on the rooftop. As soon as you got there, both Abel and Jun were there, on the rooftop."Dave, Amy! You two did it." Jun said, giving you two a smile."Yo." Abel said.
>>19251326"Yes.Yes we did." Beam like a mothefucker. Bask in glory."So how have you people been doing?"
"Yes. Yes we did." You say, beaming."So how have you people been doing?""Well. . we haven't been doing much." Jun said. "All I've done was talk with the board about diplomacy with KI, and that surgery on Lucas. They're talking about a merger, though.""And I've just been overseeing the networks. Something really strange happened to the satellites a while ago." Abel mentioned.
>>19251366"Yeah, that was me.""Unless something else crazy happened not long ago.""Elaborate, just to be sure."
rolled 32 = 32>>19251366that was me, don't worry I left it the way it was more or less!
Wait, where is Lucca.I hope we told her we were changing course. I mean, that was a given, right? I didn't think that needed to be said.
"Yeah, that was me." You say. "I think. Elaborate, just to be sure?""Well, it was early yesterday, just about noon."<That was when you and twelve left to the satellite network.> Azure mentions."Yeah, that was me." You repeat. "Twelve had some kind of Bullfrog, and used it to let his consciousness escape when he died."Jun raised an eyebrow."He had a bullfrog? How did he end up doing that without a feedback problem?"You draw on your new, stolen knowledge to answer that."He had his sapient AI work on it for him. I have the AI, and the data, if you want it."You look around, and see the other Raven here. "Hey, where's Lucca?""She went downstairs to go talk with Lucas." Abel said. "She got new power armor, I saw."
rolled 95 = 95>>19251366oh by the way, did mark ever finish working on my robo-dogs?
>>19251428>You draw on your new, stolen knowledge to answer that.>"He had his sapient AI work on it for him. I have the AI, and the data, if you want it."Dammit. Let you players decide if we want to share that or not. What if we don't want other people running around with the same power as we have?!
"Oh, by the way, did Mark ever finish working on my robo-dogs?""He finished the day you left." Abel said, and chuckled."Where's Grayson?" Amy asked, looking around."Oh, he's with Karin." Abel said. "Ever since KI shot at him and she dived in the way...""Karin?" Amy asked."Uh, Epsilon. Even though she's not technically epsilon anymore, without her IDW."
>>19251475"How is she doing?She's not crippled, is she?"
rolled 54 = 54>>19251475what happened to it?<call grayson>"hey man you up for a double date? meet you for lunch someplace."
>>19251504I don't want to have a double datewhat the fuck
"How is she doing? She's not crippled, is she?" You ask."She shouldn't be crippled, but her implants are damaged beyond repair." Jun said. "She's not even bedridden, but she's taking it pretty hard. From what I understand, the IDW was all she had.""What happened to it?""It got shot." Abel said. "Along with everything else in her torso. Good thing she was already here, as opposed to on the field like Lucas was."
"So, what else is EE planning ?"
rolled 78 = 78>>19251504>>19251513it's a sociability thing Dave Amy Grayson and Karin out getting lunch someplace.although the possibility for shenanigans isn't nearly as good as it used to be...now that I think about it probably not...
>>19251532"Can't it be fixed?"
"Can't it be fixed?""No, not really. The chip is busted, and there's no way we can get in there without removing her entire spine to make room for it." Jun said. "Easier said than done.""So, what else is EE planning?" You ask Jun."Not much, I have to admit. Ever since the whole thing with Resurgence started, and a few of our employees left, we've been talking about a merger with KI." Jun said. Then she shrugged. "Now that CD is gone, and ArmaTek stopped bothering us, it seems like things are looking up."She turned to you."Hey, Dave, I want to thank you. I've been feeling. . quite bad about how we treated you when you first awoke. You didn't ask for this, and yet you dove into it wholeheartedly."
>>19251546>>19251546fucks sake.Grayson felt uncomfortable with Dave just holding Amy. He knew her since she was 14y old. It is like asking to have a double date with your girlfriends uncle.Besides, the first thing that comes upon your mind after reuniting with whole bunch of friends is a double date? Sriously?
>>19251584"Hey, it's alright. Not only you gave me literally superpowers but you also saved my life so we're even.">Not much, I have to admit."How about space colonization?"
rolled 72 = 72>>19251584lady, my options were a coma and death or a new corporate property spine. I didn't die and if I really didn't WANT it I'd have just killed myself.I dove back into life with the reckless abandon I never had a chance for before.
>>19251590oops...I forgot that part...
"Hey, it's alright." you say. "Not only did you give me literal super powers, but you also saved my life, so we're even.""That was why I did it- to save your life." Jun said. "Don died the same way.""Don?" Amy asked."My husband. James' father. Five years ago he got hit by a car, went into a coma." Jun said. "I left the hospital when we cut life support, and Grimmauld gave me a job here.""Hey, I was thinking." You say. "If you guys have little to do. . how about space colonization?""What?" Jun asked."Space. Colonization." You say."Three gave us the idea." Amy said. "With power shield repulsion and KI hover plates, we don't need fuel or even an atmosphere to lift off. We can create anti-gravity with the hover plates, repulsion to travel quickly. . I've been plotting, yes I have." Amy said, chuckling.
op is a fucking nigger
>>19251649"Don't forget the artificial gravity with Telekinesis."
>>19251649>"My husband. James' father. Five years ago he got hit by a car, went into a coma." Jun said. "I left the hospital when we cut life support, and Grimmauld gave me a job here.""Oh, I'm sorry...""For all it's worth, I'm really grateful. I've lived more in the past month than I ever had in my whole life."
"Don't forget the artificial gravity with telekinesis." You say. Amy nods. "I'll need to do the research on the CD data we got. . but yeah, that should work."Jun blinked, and behind her, you can see Abel gain a huge grin. "Does that mean I could build a safehouse on the moon?" He asked."Hey, no, that was my idea first." Amy said. "We do need a way to construct atomic goop, though, if we want it to be self-reliant.""Actually. . " Jun said. "I think that would work. I'll have to talk to the board, and make sure the politics of everything works out fine. . we could sell commercial spacecraft, and make a killing."
>>19251649>>19251718"Really, the only problem would be terraforming for us now.... but I'm sure we'll find a way to turn the moon into a Mediterranean paradise."
>>19251743>we could sell commercial spacecraft, and make a killing."You mean we're not yet making a killing with all these groundbreaking technologies I stole from CD and Amy improved?"
"Really, the only problem would be terraforming for us now..." You say. "But I'm sure we'll find a way to turn the moon into a Mediterranean paradise eventually.""That wouldn't be hard, not if we put a massive- and I mean seriously massive- power core in the center, and figure out how atomic goop is made." Amy says."You mean we're not yet making a killing with all of these groundbreaking technologies I stole from CD and Amy improved?" You ask."Well. . not yet. It's mostly only an interest to other corporations, the military, and private labs." Jun said.Lucca and Lucas come up to the roof, talking to one another. Lucca notices Amy, and freezes.
"Space colonies. Man that will be awesome.""Maybe we'll have our own planet? We'll call it Planet Dave."
>>19251783Whisper to Amy."Come on, Amy, let her ease up." [I mean, have Amy say something that they can put all that awkward situation behind them]"Hey, Lucas, my friend! How are you doing? Still a zombie?"
"Space colonies. . Man, that will be awesome. Maybe we'll have our own planet? we'll call it-""No." Amy says. "No calling it Daveplanet.""Come on, that wasn't what I was going to call it." You say."Oh?""I was going to call it Planet Dave. There's a difference."She hits you in the shoulder, then notices Lucca."Oh, hey, Lucca." Amy says, and gives her a mischevious grin."Lucas, my friend! How are you doing? Still a zombie?" You ask."Yep. Still braindead?" He responded.
>>19251817"Yep, same old, same old."
"How about Davetopia then?"
>>19251843planet of the daves?
"Yep." You say, and then you share a high-five."Fuck, fuck, fuck!" Lucas says, as cables burst out of his hand and start wrapping around yours. He tugs his own arm away, and the cables reluctantly let go.You turn back to Amy. "How about Davetopia then?""Uhm, is Lucas okay?" Amy asks, as Lucas is waving his arm around, the cables flailing wildly."Goddamnit, Immortal, Dave isn't a mechanical device!" Lucas is crying.
rolled 81 = 81>>19251864Lets see if we can fix it
>>19251864yeah, they do that...it looks like they didn't figgure out how to get it under control since I sort of blasted the last prototype...
>>19251864well, technically...let the sparks dance around fingers.
You raise your arm, and close your eyes. . "Don't, Dave." Jun says. "The same programming that makes it absorb mechanical objects is the same thing that allows it to keep him alive. If you try to fix it and fail, you could kill him.""Don't worry." Amy says. "He's gotten a lot better at this."You touch one of the flailing cables, and focus.You aren't sure what you did. But apparently, it worked. You pull away from the wild mess of AI writhing every direction, and pull your hand back.The cables are frozen in the air. . and then stop writhing, climbing back into Lucas' skin. "That was easy." Lucas said. "How did you do that?"
>>19251929magic bullshit hacking
>>19251929"You might as well ask me what comes after death.I don't know. It just happens.""You know what? This call for a celebration!Lets get Grayson, Karin, Mark and whoever else wants to tag along and have a great night of partying and having fun!Remember that bar we visited back in the days? Wait that was just few weeks ago. Feels like an age has passed since then...Anyway, lets go there and get drunk!"
>>19251960>Get wasted>Next day wake up in bed with Lucca.... and Amy.
>>19251960sorry Amy, it looks like you'll be the designated driver.<Azure, can you tell me when my BAC gets to the dangerous point?>
>>19251966you forget that Dave is immune to mind altering effects.
"Magic bullshit hacking." You say."I see." Lucas said."You know what?" You ask, looking around. "This calls for a celebration. Let's get Grayson, Karin, Mark, Verne, whoever else wants to tag along, and have a great night of partying and having fun.""YES." Amy says. "Like after the power plant mission.""Exactly. Let's go to that bar we visited back in the days. Wait, that was jsut a few weeks ago. . feels like an age has passed since then. Anyway, let's go there and get drunk!""I'm up for it." Abel said."So am I. Why not?" Lucas said."Hey, Mark!" Abel says, pulling on his smartphone. "Go get your VTOL, we're going to go out drinking."
>>19252009Sweet.Lets go>>19251980I didn't actually. That was just wishful thinking.
You, Amy, Abel, Sigma, Lucca, Lucas, Jun, Mark, Epsilon, and Grayson pile out of the parked VTOL, walking into the bar.With a start, you realize that you're immune to mind-altering effects. You're about to cuss loudly, when-<Dave.> Azure said. <I can go ahead and simulate it for you, based on your BAC.><Awesome.> You respond, and that's the last real clear memory you have.You remember wrapping a drite around Amy, pulling her close and spewing some line about having something 'five feet long and prehensile' for her, to which she giggled, red-faced.You remember Abel and Lucca, telling eachother old stories and laughing for unexplained reasons.Very, very vaguely, you remember Epsilon and Grayson leaning into one other as Epsilon says that you 'aren't that bad, actually'.But what you remember most, is Mark pulling you aside."Three called off my mission." He said. "And said it was because of you. Mind explaining?"
>>19252009"Jun, you're in?"
>>19252037true, but Amy knows about it too; so she'd know not to blame the alcohol or Lucca, but DAVE.that would be a matter of hidding all the weapons, moving around the world, changing our names, and spending the rest of our unnatural lives as part of an industrial complex.
>>19252064>>"Three called off my mission." He said. "And said it was because of you. Mind explaining?"squint at him"You were part of that group?"
>>19252064DIPLOMANCY!!!a whait what?!?!! <azure drop the drunk for a minute or 2...>
>>19252098you mean diplomacy? nope I mean diplomancy.
"A. . wait what." You say, and shake your head. <Azure, drop off the drunk for a minute or two.>"You were part of that group?""I'm Two." He said. "Or at least, I was. Most of Resurgence has fallen apart. Apparently Three is trying different tactics, and letting go of most of his agents. And from what I can tell, it was something you said to him. Now, I'm not going to kick your ass- I'm no Twelve, but I do want to know what went on."
>>19252136"What makes you think I wont kick YOUR ass?Since when were you with Resurgence?"
>>19252136I convinced Three that he should be more subtle in his goals; and in doing so he'll eventually reach them. He hasn't given up; not by a long shot. He's just going to do this in a way that doesn't involve the violent dis assembly of the systems that run our world. Use what's already in place to facilitate his goal long term. If you still believe in what Resurgence was fighting about; maybe you should join him.
>>19252136I made him realize the error of his ways.
>>19252165He just came out to us of his own volition. No need to be hostile.
"I convinced Three that he should be a bit more subtle in his goals. He hasn't given up, not by a long shot. He's just going to do this in a way that doesn't involve the violent disassembly of the systems that run our world." you say."Hmm. . So he's not doing a revolution any more, but a gradual change." Mark said. "Good thing, too. I like working here." He took another shot, slapped you on the shoulder. "Now, I'm going to go hit on Jun. See ya, Dave."
>>19252203azure, remind me in the morning that this took place...
>>19252203<alright, back to being drunk again>
<Azure, remind me in the morning that this took place.> You say. <Then go ahead and turn the drunkness back on.>You turn back into the bar, and continue carousing."Daaave." Amy said- the two of you are in her workshop bed, once again. You aren't sure how you got here, so you're assuming you walked."I really like screwdrivers." She said. "You should take me out drinking again soon."
>>19252271"Technically, I that would be committing a crime since you're not allowed to drink anymore, and you know what kind of law-abiding, upstanding citizen, I am."
"Technically, that would be committing a crime since you're not allowed to drink any more, and you know what kind of law-abiding, upstanding citizen I am.""Actually, technically, the laws in this state just say that I can't buy alcohol or drink it on public property. If you buy it for me, and we drink on private property, it's perfectly legal." She said. "Or we just go to Antarctica; technically everything is legal there, save for murder or theft."
>>19252347"Oh, but that is not the same as drinking in a bar with bunch of friends, is it?" tease her further
"Huh. No wonder rich people live there."
"Oh, but that's not the same as drinking in a bar with a bunch of friends, is it?""No, it isn't. . " She says. "Shut up, Dave." She said, climbing on top of you, shutting you up.You wake up, and once again, Amy's lying on your chest, snoring. You notice that she actually has her legs on this time, which is abnormal.The sun's just coming up, so it's probably quite early.What should you do today?
>>19252416Well, prepare a breakfast for us and Amy first then we'll decide what to do
You gently move her out from on top of you, tuck her in, and get up to go make some food. With your own hands, this time.Instead of making your specialty- sandwiches, to be exact, you just pour some egg on some bread and toss it on the skillet."Daaave." Amy says, leaning out of the doorway to the bedroom. Her hair's disheveled. "What's the plan for today? Ooh, french toast."
>>19252453"Not sure. I was hoping you would suggest something.""We could always make plans and proceed with SPACE program!."
"Not sure." You say, slathering syrup on your plates. "I was hoping you would suggest something.""Well. . I was thinking we could go to your parents' place." Amy said, before digging in."If they'll even recognize me, you mean.""I just kind of think it's sad, that it's been four years since you walked out on them and haven't talked to them since. Don't they miss you?""If they missed me, they shouldn't have chased me off like they did." You say."You contradict yourself about them, you know." Amy mentions. "Sometimes you want to see them, sometimes you're bitter. It's almost as if you're not sure how to deal with it."
Hot damn, I really need some sleep.Things to do:-Space program-Discover secrets behind atomic-goo-Steal Eiffel Tower-Go back to EE and see if they have anything doing-Get closer with Grimmaud (just to know the guy better)-Go back to NY and maybe reconnect with parents-Threesome with Lucc- oh wait, that's a horrible idea-Expand our warhammer army. Make them fully robotic and shit.Well, I'm out of ideas.Now, it is sweet dreams for me.
>>19252504Finish and/or improve our 40k armyteach Amy to play
>>19252520>-Expand our warhammer army. Make them fully robotic and shit.make some rudimentary, self-contained AIs to control them. Let them loose in the house and have leave them to their own devices to wage war and shit, Toy Soldiers style.
"I could go grab my army." You say. "And then maybe teach you to play.""Don't I need an army of my own? And all of the rulebooks and stuff?" Amy asked."Don't worry, I found a big collection of every codex out there in a garage sale a few years ago, and got it for cheap." You say. "And hell, once we find the secrets behind atomic-goo, we could just make the repair bots build you an army."Two hours later, you're back in the workshop, sitting next to Amy, who's laying on her back reading. "I don't get most of this." Amy said. "Well, I get it, but I'm just. . not very interested."
>>19252588point at her and scream HERESYthen continue to berate her for being a tech-heretic
"Heresy!" You cry, pointing at her. She ignores you."I do get all of those red robe comments, though." She said. "And your love of 'drites. You're less insane than I thought.""H-heresy." You say again."Daaave." She says, rolling her eyes and getting up, snapping shut the book. "I'm sure my dad would be interested in this, It's right up his alley. But it's not up mine."
"Hey, Dave?" She says, looking up to you."Yeah?"She grins. "Love you."Then she puts the book back on the pile, pulls herself to her feet, and then grabs your arm. "Let's go somewhere. I don't care where. EE, or maybe we can go to one of our parents' place and cause shenanigans, or talk to Sigma or something." She said. "Maybe go see how Grayson's doing."
rolled 98 = 98>>19252758>>19252758sit there thinking for a while, flipping a coin in the air..."call it Amy."if correct go to new york and stare down the parents of hatred.
You think to yourself for a moment, then pull a coin out of your pocket."Call it in the air." You say. "Heads?" she asks, and it lands on. . heads."Welp, let's go say hi to my family." You say.The two of you cram yourselves into the Raven, and fly off toward Nearfuture New York.". . this is your family's place?""Yep." You say, looking up. It's large- an enormous mansion, complete with a fence around the outside, wrought iron gates. You hit the intercom, and an aged voice responds. Your stomach is a bit fluttery, but you choke the feeling down."Hello? You've reached the Whiliker estate." The voice said."Hey, Reginald." You say, recognizing the butler's voice. "It's me, Dave.""Ah, David. It's been some time. I will buzz you and your. . companion in."
rolled 92 = 92>>19252951stop by the security checkpoint and chat with reginald."hows the wife been? and the kids for that matter;""oh me I've been fine, died, met this young lady, came back, died again, you know the same old things"
>>19252951don't worry Dave we're gonna be fine.resist all temptation to have azure assume direct control while we hid in space with Daedlus
You shrug, and work extra-hard at seeming casual. Reginald walks up, and he looks like he always has- black suit, bowtie, perfectly trimmed pepper hair and mustache."How has your wife been?" You ask. "And the kids, for that matter.""My son graduated from high school last year." Reginald responds. "I'm as proud as I've ever been. And you, sir?""Oh, me? I've been fine. Died, came back, met this young lady, died again, you know, the same old things.""And may I ask who you are, lady?" Reginald asked, bowing."Uh. . Amy Tolstoy.""Tolstoy? Would you be. . Victoria's daughter?" He asked. Amy nods.He leads the two of you into the house, and you walk in, still wearing your power suit."David." A woman's voice says. "How. . splendid that you've come back. Come to ask for money, no doubt." Your mom says.
>>19253061No mom just to try and I really don't know what make up or call a truce or something. Also this is Amy the love of my life
Pretty sure money's not a pressing issue now that Resurgence is out of the way.
>>19253061"Nope. I have more than enough."Shift the drites around in a creepy, slithering way.
"No, mom, just to try and. . I don't really know what. . patch up our relationship, I suppose." You say, shifting your drites around. "Money isn't a pressing issue. I would like, however, to introduce you to the love of my life, Amy Tolstoy."Your mom looks down at Amy for a few long, tense moments."She looks like a whore." Your mom says, and Amy punches her in the jaw.
>>19253126DIPLOMANCY IS TE BEST MANCY
>>19253126"I should have seen this coming."Facepalm
I agree with Amy's sentiment, but perhaps not the delivery.
rolled 7 = 7>>19253126and that is why I love her so much mom
"I should have seen this coming." You say, looking down at your mom, who's lying on the ground."THIS WAS THE BEST IDEA." Amy says. "Let's go, Dave."Your mom pushes herself to her feet. "Reginald, do be a dear and set the dogs on them.""Let's go a bit faster, Dave." Amy says.
>>19253189"Hah. The dogs can't do anything to me anymore, mom."Whip the drites around a bit more.
>>19253189No, stay. Dave's out this off for far too long, really. It was understandable for him to run when he was young. This was what he's had to deal with for the first 16 years of his life, and he ran, but he had no power then. Now? There's no way we can do that anymore. Amy got to punch mom in the jaw, but what about Dave? He can't keep running forever. We need a resolution here. We need catharsis.
"Amy, we're staying." You say. "This is the kind of stuff I've had to deal with for the first sixteen years of my life.""But what about the dogs?" Amy asks."You have power armor, I have the drites. . ." You say, as an old dog ran towards you. "Plus, Bowser likes me. Sit! Roll over!"The dog rolls onto his back, and you kneel down and scratch his belly.
>>19253189Let's not run, but at the same time let's not commit guard dog genocide.
rolled 93 = 93>>19253272there's a good dog Bowser; Whos always been my buddy?!lets find dear old dad.
"Let's go find my dad." You tell Amy. "Hopefully he'll be a bit more polite.""What are you doing here, David?" He says, entering the room. "I'm glad you've returned, but. . "
>>19253314"I'm just here to try and make things up."
"I'm just here to try and make things up." You say."And. . having your girlfriend hit your mother is a good way to do that.""I'm sorry!" Amy said. "It just. . happened. I do that when I'm insulted by old hags."
>>19253314hello dad, how are you doing?
>>19253314"Hey, Dad. It's been a while. Sorry about Mom, I guess. I just... Wanted to tell you that I'm not sorry I left. That I'm no longer the kid you tried to mould into who you wanted me to be, who you could control and put down. I've seen things since I left, Dad. Done things. I have someone I love. What I am trying to say is, that I'm not worthless. I just thought I'd show you who I've become. Even if you still don't accept me, that's fine. But at least have the decency to find out."
"Hey, Dad. It's been a while. Sorry about Mom, I guess. I just... Wanted to tell you that I'm not sorry I left. That I'm no longer the kid you tried to mould into who you wanted me to be, who you could control and put down. I've seen things since I left, Dad. Done things. I have someone I love. What I am trying to say is, that I'm not worthless. I just thought I'd show you who I've become. Even if you still don't accept me, that's fine. But at least have the decency to find out."". . .Well spoken, David. I've heard of. . a few things you've done. And said. Your mother didn't want to have anything to do with you, but. . I've kept an eye on you." He says. "Reginald, get a cold compress for my wife, will you? Let's all sit down and have a nice meal."
>>19253444"What have you heard exactly?"
"What have you heard exactly?""You made a friend, got a cat, and then became. . an enormous, unstoppable machine of death and mechandrites, tore down a company, sent an orbital weapons platform into space, killed an immortal, and finally stopped a man from remaking the world violently." He said, then shrugged. "I'm proud, David."
>>19253499You better be!
"Heh." You say, and grin. He grins back at you."I helped." Amy said."Oh, I doubt that." Your mother says, and Amy shoots a glare at her."I. . don't think they're going to like one another." Your father says in a conspiratorial whisper.
rolled 68 = 68>>19253535thats alright, her mother doesn't approve of me either
"That's alright, her mother doesn't approve of me either.""Actually." Amy says. "The only thing she didn't approve about you was that you weren't from a prestigious family. Other than that, she said you were a nice young man."
rolled 24 = 24>>19253617damn...then don't tell her about this.just let her keep looking for Mr. and Mrs. Davidson
>>19253617Express pleasure at Amy's Mother's approval, introduce Amy again, PROPERLY this time. Be sure to include her status as technical genius, future mother of your children, and your adorable technicolor death machine. Possibly over dinner.
"Damn. . then don't tell her about this." You say. "Just let her keep looking for Mr. and Mrs. Davidson."Amy frowned, then nodded. "If you say so, Dave.""You really chose 'Davidson' as your new surname?" Your mom asks."Dave Davis Davidson is my legal name now." You say, and Amy chuckles. "Also, just for. . proper introductions, this is Amy Tolstoy, my girlfriend. Technical genius, inventor of the Repulsion Drive, and an adorable technicolor death machine."
>>19253617"Well, I guess we might want to make a note of that next time we visit them, won't we, Amy?"
>>19253701Let's honestly try to have a nice dinner. Despite our mother being kind of a git.
The four (five, counting Reginald,) of you sit down, and start eating, making smalltalk as you do so. Your mother and Amy butt heads ever so often, but they eventually calm down and stop sniping at one another. You don't think they'll ever be best friends, but at least Amy won't punch her in the jaw again. . you hope."And that's when Dave freaked," Amy was saying. "When she was rubbing up against Grayson. The look in his eyes. . And then he said 'Why did you break my cat' in this . .flat voice."
>>19253787"Well he did!"
>>19253787"That's what he did! Ishelda has never liked anyone. Especially not me, for some reason. And somehow he managed to earn her affections, just like that. Do you realize how hard my worldview was shaken by Ishelda doing anything but not giving a fuck about anything? Quite heavily!"
"Well, he did!" You say. "He broke my cat and shaked my worldview.""Oh, Dave, did you hear? Your cat cockblocked him last night. Karin's allergic." She said, her grin glowing with schadenfreude.
>>19253824"Oh. Shoot. I don't think he's going to be very happy with me... Worse, I don't think Ishelda's going to be very happy with me. And wait, Epsilon's true name is Karin?"
>>19253824I knew that Ishelda had a plan, she was just pretending to give a fuck so she could fuck with him.We should probably take Ishelda with us when we go, show her our Antarctic bunker.
"Oh, shoot. I don't think he's going to be very happy with me. . . Worse, I don't think Ishelda's going to be very happy with me." You say."Don't worry." Amy said. "He doesn't know he was going to get any that night. Epsilon's the one who told me. But still, we should probably move the cat to Antarctica.""Oh? You have a home in Antarctica?" Your mother asks, suddenly interested.
>>19253883"I have a great many things."
>>19253883Yes I do Mother, I have a secure bunker there. I got it after I drove out the previous inhabitant with my murderous tentacles and plasma beams. It's how they deal with ownership in Antarctica actually.
>>19253883"Oh, yes. It's not very homey right now, we still need to decorate parts of it and revamp some of the life support- the place gets too cold- but it's a doom fortress with enough weaponry mounted on it to declare a tiny Antarctican bananna republic and get off scot free, so its robust living conditions are fine by me."
>>19253883"It's less of a home and more of a fortress/bunker. With lasers, and stuff."
"I have a great many things." You say. "We also have a flying superweapon, an underwater antarctic base. . ""We also had that satellite for awhile, before it overheated and exploded." Amy added."We still don't have a Davemobile yet, though." You say, frowning."Fine, Dave, I'll design you a Davemobile. And you can even *name* it that, if you want." Amy says.
>>19253921Awww, thank you honey. Would you do that for me? You're the best Amy.
>>19253921"Can it have tank treads and heavy bolters? Maybe the odd mechanical limb of inscrutable purpose?"
rolled 24 = 24>>19253967and drites???I like drites...
"Awww, thank you." You say. "You're the best! Can it have tank treads and heavy bolters? Maybe the odd mechanical limb of inscrutable purpose?""Now, don't spoil him, Amy." Your father says, and you shoot him a glare.The meal ends without anything else notable happening, and soon enough, you and Amy are led out of the mansion by Reginald, and you end up leaving the building.A van screeches to a stop on the road in front of you, the door on the side opening."Dave Davis Davidson." The man in the back of the van says. "Previously known as David J. Whiliker. Van Co. needs your help.">>END OF THREAD 30>> My twitter is @futureexabyte, and this is the final thread of NFC.>>I'll hang out to answer questions. Any questions, really, as storylines and plots are much less important now.>>My next quest, which could start any day from tomorrow to a few weeks from now, will be SORCERESS QUEST.>>Don't worry, though- we'll come back to NFC someday. . Someday. . . as SPACE CYBORG QUEST.
>>19254018... So Dave, between NEARFUTURE CYBORG QUEST and SPACE CYBORG QUEST, becomes a superhero and protects the innocent from corporate dickery and protects less dickish corporations from more dickish organizations?I'm okay with this.
Now I want to play VanQuest though.
>>19254018>Van Co. needs your help.OH SHI-First time I ever visited /tg/ was when someone on irc linked the clippy post all the way back in the first thread, and these last few weeks have been really fun. I assume you'll keep using your twitter to announce new quest threads, yes?
>>19254041Actually, when we do SPACE CYBORG QUEST, we'll pick up right where we left off. Once I have more plots and plans, of course.>>19254050Yep, I'll continue posting as Exabyte and keep using twitter to announce things.
Is anything ever going to be made of our latent ability to talk to dolphins?
>>19254075It was planned for you to go Aquaman when you confronted Three, but as that never happened. . .No, I don't think anything will be made of it.
>>19254068I would like to set the SPACE CYBORG QUEST many centuries in the future. The world is united and we just awoke from our slumber, our help needed yet again to save humanity from evil aliens.Or even better, we don't play as Dave but as somebody else.
>>19254104I think that if we're changing the POV character, we might as well change the entire setting.
>>19254178Oh well. I thought it would be cool to see the legend of Dave Davis Davidson from another perspective. But you are probably right.
A few things I didn't ever get around to doing:Jun becoming a badass with a mono-scalpelGrimmauld showing up in person and asking for help with somethingMark\Two ever revealing himself.I was planning to put all these three things together, but never got around to it.
So that's it? It's over? Well. I'd like to thank you for keeping this up for so long; and doing it every day. I can say for certain it's been a memorable experience.You're awesome, and keep up the great work.
rolled 3 = 3>>19254299for my part I wanted to go back to EE and ask mark a question."did you have anything to do with the first kidnapping?"if he answered yes then kick him in his unarmored goolies and say "oww that stung you bastard" then help him up and walk off.
>>19254320>Well, this might not be the end, and it's definitely not the last quest I'm going to run; I'm just going to take a bit of a break, and then start Sorceress Quest.I do need a good introduction picture for it, though. . .
>>19254337>The three that kidnapped you at the very start were actually Four, Five, and Six. You killed them without ever having heard of Resurgence. But then again, that was kind of a retcon, because at the time I had no idea who it was.
rolled 32 = 32>>19254348what kind of picture are you wanting?
>>19254378>I've no clue, actually. Something vaguely abstract and 'magical', I suppose.
>>19254388Who are you quoting?
>>19254366What? I thought we didn't kill them.
>>19254397You didn't technically kill them- you killed two of them in the van crash by making the borg punch the driver, and then Amy killed the third.
rolled 42 = 42>>19254366I meant the ones that tranqued Amy and Dave...hows this?
>>19254425Those were killed by Cell 8, under Twelve's orders. You guys ended up killing Twelve's half of Resurgence, and a single cell of Three's half.And yeah, that's the kind of stuff I'm looking for.
I'll post what I have
>>19254404Ah, sorry. I thought you meant the three guys who managed to knock us out while we were in the EE buulding.
rolled 30 = 30pour up a glass of magic wile we find you a picture ...
rolled 93 = 93
rolled 82 = 82
How serious is this quest going to be?
>>19254468Aaand we have a winner. This'll be the intro picture for Sorceress Quest. Look forward to seeing it anywhere from now to a few days from now.
rolled 35 = 35alright then...
>>19254518The quest will be. . relatively serious. A bit more serious than this one, but not so serious for me to forget that it's a quest.
>>19254562Vaguely speaking, what kind of magic do we get?
>>19254578All types of magic. It's sorcery, so you don't need to pre-plan it, but if you want to make golems, you can do it. Want to make illusions? You can do it. Call down fire, or raise the dead? Completely within your capability.
>>19254585Can we graft tentacles to ourselves?
>>19254599that would be technically closer to shapeshifting, but yeah, it's possible
rolled 59 = 59>>19254607>>19254585>>19254562>relatively seriousso regaining health overnight?>All types of magic. It's sorcery, so you don't need to pre-plan it,...not all right away I trust?>that would be technically closer to shapeshifting, but yeah, it's possibleall the more awesome
rolled 73 = 73>>19254623>so regaining health overnightso NO regaining health overnightdammit the barbeque fumes are getting to me...
With sorcery it shouldn't be hard to stitch wounds back together, so healing can be pretty fast.
>>19254623>>19254634>>19254679Wounds and injuries won't heal on their own overnight, but that's if you don't heal them with magic.
>>19254724Exactly HOW powerful are we going to be?
>>19254731Pretty much all the power you'll ever need- you just hardly know how to use it, and if you use it too much, your body won't be able to handle the arcane forces writhing through your body and you'll burn out.
>>19254776So just as powerful as Dave was.
rolled 71 = 71>>19254776so I trust that we'll start small or else explode...okay...can we be named ishelda?
>>19254787JUST AS POWERFUL AS DAVE WASExcept, you know, it'll be explicitly magic instead of bullshit pseudoscience hacking magic.>>19254791I'm tempted, but on the first post I'll ask for names, and if consensus is on Ishelda, she'll be named Ishelda.
>>19254822What if we have a mana system. Each time a player suggests a spell he must roll and the roll makes the spell more or less expensive to cast depending on the result.
>>19254958This actually sounds like a wonderful idea. I might do it.I'll also be using fate points, too.
Aww, NFC is over... :(Guess good things must come to an end and we were seriously running out of things to do.Will you do an epilogue of sorts?And how did our dad keep tabs on us? How did he find us, we had the most foolproof disguise ever!
>>19256353This was the epilogue thread, dude.
>>19256389Epilogue, as in many months/years later.This was just another day.
>>19256475Well, NFC isn't completely over; we're just taking a break so I can run Sorceress Quest. When\if I come back to NFC, we can continue it.
>>19256608Oh, I see.Great
>Exabyte @Futureexabyte>female lizardmen are known as 'mothers' and have massive snake tails instead of legs.Delicious Lamias?
>>19256978Nope! They don't have breasts, and they have standard lizardmen heads. They're completely coldblooded, too.
>>19256991But is crossbreeding possible?
>>19257012Not really, not without magic. They lay eggs. But lizardmen are pretty much going extinct, after the elves teamed up with the humans about two hundred years ago to say 'fuck you lizardman empire'.
>>19257034So with magic delicious lamias would be possible.
>>19257083With enough magic, you could make whatever damn race you want, regardless of the setting.
Incidentally, I'm the random mystic oracle "General Broadcast - no identifier code" who dropped bullshit into the middle of your threads. I really have nothing going with Exabyte. I actually participated from about the second half on as an anon.I was trying my hand at extrapolating outcome from the arc of the quest, and it turns out I was pretty damn on-target. Or Exabyte liked my ideas and integrated them. Either one.
>>19257248You were pretty damn on target at times; I never changed my plans because of anything posted by you. But the cryptic comments were awesome.
>>19257265Thx. It felt more rewarding than going, "THIS IS WHAT'S GOING TO FUCKING HAPPEN, GUYS." That, to me, is borderline threadshitting in an established quest.Damn good job here, Exabyte. My only complaint is that it updated TOO frequently for me to participate all the time. Which, of course, beats the hell out of those threads that only show up on every third Thursday between midnight and 3 am. Maybe.
>>19257286I loved how quick the updates were when the quest ran.Some of the quest authors take 30 minutes to post the same amount that Exabyte takes 5-7 minutes. Of course, that means if you're not quick enough, your suggestion will probably not go through but that is a small price I'm willing ot pay.
>>19257286>>19257311Thanks; that's because I'm much too impatient to wait, actually, so that's one complaint that I won't be able to adapt to.Also, I'm going to SORQ tomorrow or the day after, at the standard time. (15:00 4chan time, noon for me)
>>19257311>>19257359I didn't mean so much the thread pacing; that was great. Don't get me wrong, I think Vedibere's a god among men, but 2 hr updates get old, and threads fall to infighting.I meant more the ALL DAY ERRY DAY scheduling. Once to twice weekly is perfect, but of course I can't expect quests to cater to my needs. I'm just sad that I missed out on a lot due to work scheduling.
>>19257400There's a reason for the schedule: If I tried scheduling less often, then I know I'd just run ideas through my mind over and over again, until I have the 'perfect way' for the plot to go. . but then if that happened, I would get frustrated every time the participants pointed the thread somewhere completely different from the way the plot was going, and I'd get disheartened.
>>19257431Heh.I love the scheduling since I'm a useless piece of shit that does nothing all day. It is perfect for me.Though, I had to move my sleep schedule a bit to keep up.
>>19257431And again, I'm not saying RUN YOUR THREADS LESS. Mad respect for someone who can stick to something, keep a stable schedule going, AND put up with the board's inherently schizophrenic nature.Also, mad props to all involved. I didn't see one LOL OPS A FAG post engaged. Pic related.