And we're back for VALKYRIAN MERCS QUEST!Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20QuestPastebin: http://pastebin.com/P3xYeHhnDon't know what Valkyria Chronicles is? Check it out here! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyria_ChroniclesYou are JAGER STURMFUHRER, leader of the fledgling mercenary company DEMONS OF RANDGRIZ. In addition to fighting Imps for money and vengeance, you have your own private mission to hunt down Karla, your former fiance who sided with the Imperials and destroyed your home.You've recently arrived in the Federation nation of Albion to help defend it against a possible amphibious attack. However, your boots barely hit the deck before you were assigned a mission to break up a spy ring. However, through a chain of extraordinary events, you not only smashed the spy ring apart, but also managed to capture an Imperial u-boat (mostly) intact. After a massive victory party that left you with a headsplitting wakeup call, you met with the mysterious and totally trustworthy Colonel Lynch of the Albion Intelligence service. After rooting out more Imperial spies, you were sent out with the Vergeltung to investigate a possible staging point for Imperial infiltrators, only to find that it was a staging point for the entire Imperial invasion fleet. Thinking quickly, you came up with a daring (and crazy) plan to sink the Imperial flagship, the Lion of the Empire, which you somehow managed to pull off.However, despite their loss, the Imperials have pressed ahead with the invasion anyways. While defending the beaches, you've inflicted massive losses on the attacking Imps. You then drew the attention of their Commander, Sir Fleisher the Red Swallow. Playing to his pride and honor, you convinced him engage in a duel, which you managed to barely win. Defeated, Sir Fleisher agreed to pull back his forces, essentially ending the Empire's plans to invade Albion.(cont)
>>24772553You're now participating in the second Albion victory party, taking advantage of the momentary peace before you inevitably wander off to another battlefield that is in need of your skills."Hey, Captain! How's it going?" Ramirez waves you over. Apparently he and Brillant have started an impromptu arm wrestling contest, and Ramirez is smoking the competition. "Hey man, you wanna give it a try?">You're on!>Nah, I've done enough wrestling for today.>Other
I don't think we've been payed yet. We should probably fix that.
>>24772615The Sturmfuhrer accepts all challenges.
>Nah, I've done enough wrestling for today.I Think our punching arm coulc use a bit of a break
>>24772651You'll be paid after all the socializing is done. I don't want the debates over what to buy muddling up the conversations.
>>24772615>You're on!"I can't promise I'll be at my best, but you're on."
>>24772615"You know, I just beat the hell out of Knight, right? You sure about this?"
>>24772615>You're on!"You dare challenge the might of the KNIGHT PUNCHER? Have at you!"
>>24772701Just channeling my inner mercenary.
>>24772753don't worry we will get payed or we go mercs2 on em
>>24772770you think matius and jager would be bro's?
>>24772615>Nah, I've done enough wrestling for today."I need you with both arms functional, Ramirez. I'll pass."
>>24772615Bring it on
>>24772798oh man that song fits jager so well
Rolled 18>>24772615You consider Ramirez's challenge for a moment. You've still not quite recovered from that fistfight with Sir Fleisher, but you eventually give in the peer pressure."Alright, you're on." You say, taking a seat opposite Ramirez. A large crowd gathers around to watch. "You sure you want to try this against a guy who just punched out a knight?""It's not fun if I don't challenge the best." Ramirez grins.>roll 1d20
Rolled 12>>24772906You scowl as Ramirez quickly takes the upper hand, his hand pushing yours closer and closer to the table.You don't have much time. You need to gain some momentum or you're done.>roll 1d20
Rolled 4>>24772967Come on
Rolled 18>>24772967Oh we are not losing now.
>>24772993RAMIREZ, THROW THE MATCH!
Rolled 9, 10, 3 = 22>>24772967Shouldn't have posted that chart, Command.
>>24773021RAMIREZ! Fuck that Third World Army with your fists!
>>24773021Fuck that third-world army with your fists?There's no way that could go wrong.
>>24772967Hey, I was wondering. Do you have pictures of all the major characters? We've seen Karla, Parker, Qyburn, Sam, and Julia (unless I've forgotten some). What about the others?
Rolled 5>>24772967>>24772993Finding some hidden strength, you push back. You notice Ramirez's once confident grin melt away, and you know he clearly wasn't expecting you to recover so quickly. You work up another surge of strength to finish him off.>roll 1d20
Rolled 12>>24773085Be sure to yell something appropriately manly when we slam his hand into the table.
Rolled 13>>24773085"Learn! Your! Place!"
Rolled 12>>24773066For female characters, yeah. I actually don't have a very diverse set of male art to fall back on.
Rolled 10>>24773085PUSH TO THE TABLE
Rolled 3, 3, 10 = 16>>24772967RAMIREZ!
>>24773135Ramirez, Destroy that Bomb with your Letters From Home.
>>24773097With a final surge of effort, you slam Ramirez's hand down on the table. There's an equal number of cheers and groans as bets are handed around."Aw man, I thought I had you there." Ramirez rubs his hand. "You're really something else, boss.""If it's any consolation sir, I put my bets on you, captain." Brillant adds in.>What say?
>>24773204"Good. You're buying, then."
>>24773204"You are aware of course, that section 21 C, subsection IX, paragraph x of your contract states that ten percent of any profits made through gambling go to the Company slush fund." Wait for his reaction, then "I'm fucking with you Brilliant."
>>24773204"You're a smart man Brillant. You did almost have me Ramirez. But you asked for my best and I gave it to you, if I didn't I'd have lost. So, how've the two of you been liking the Demons so far? There been enough excitement?"
>>24773238 here. Change my vote to >>24773267
>>24773239This>>24773238And then this
>>24773239...This so much
Rolled 2, 3, 10 = 15>>24773388>>24773135Wow. What are the odds of me rolling the exact same thing twice?
>>24773411>changed it by 1
>>24773204"You are aware of course, that section 21 C, subsection IX, paragraph x of your contract states that ten percent of any profits made through gambling go to the Company slush fund." You say, trying to maintain a straight face."W-wha?" Brillant stammers. "But I don't remember reading that-""I'm just fucking with you, Brillant." You laugh. Ramirez joins in too. "So how's the training with Tarin been going?" "Uuuuhhhh, well...." Brillant takes a pull from the nearest bottle he can find. "It's less training and more like Hell. Her idea of training is to drop me in the middle of the forest and I have to find my way out on my own. She makes it fair by giving me a twelve hour headstart.""Okay..." You grimace. "You're at least improving, right?""I've picked up a healthy fear of trees, if that's what you mean.""Yeah, good luck with that." You say before turning to Ramirez."You almost had me there, Ramirez. But you asked for my best and I gave it to you, if I didn't I'd have lost. ""Wouldn't have had it any other way, boss." Ramirez responds."So what brought you to the Demons?""I guess because I was bored." Ramirez shrugs. "I'm from Sapin, so I started out as a merc fighting in the civil wars there."You frown. From what you've heard, Sapin was a highly politically unstable country, with dozens of factions vying for control. The running joke was that somewhere at sometime, there was some kind of civil war going on in Sapin."Anyways, when EWII broke out, Sapin finally got its shit together and focused on the war effort. No more civil wars." Ramirez shrugs. "Got boring fast, so I decided to do some traveling.""And how do you feel about the Demons, then?""Think I made the right choice." Ramirez grins and raises his glass to toast you. "We're going to have hell of at time.""Hey, but if-I mean- when EWII ends, what'll you do?" Brillant asks. (cont)
>>24773732"Ah, it'll be business as usual back in Sapin." Ramirez laughs. "But we'll worry about that when we get there!">Anything else?>Let's go see someone else. [specify]>Other
>>24773743>>Let's go see Alek.It's occurred to me that we don't actually know anything about him apart from the fact that he's an Imp.
>>24773732>mfw i keep reading Sapin as Spain
Rolled 1, 5, 3 = 9>>24772967RAMIREZ!
>>24773743I don't think we've seen Heloise and Aleksandr in the party yet. Let's go see them if possible.
>>24773743>Let's go see Heloise.>>24773801That was FORTY MINUTES AGO.
>>24773743>OtherWith all this talking our moth must be getting dry, we need another drink...or six.
>>24773743"There's always going to be somewhere that needs men like us to fight and die for whatever interests they hold. One of the bright sides of being a Merc is you're never out of a job.Take care you two, you ever need anything just let me know."Then let's go see if Heloise or Aleksandr are about, we might need to drag Aleksandr into the party, again.
>>24773847He was rolling for the "Ramirez, X that Y with your Z" chart, not for the quest.
>>24773743Other: Turn on the radio, get the Albion Broadcast Corp and listen to the latest musical hits (and perhaps the odd breaking news broadcast).
>>24773780This.Also, as the guy who wrote Alek's sheet this talk of pairing him with Heloise is rather bemusing.
>>24773912I actually almost wrote BBC, until I remembered it's Albion not British
>>24773935well the BBC is better than the ABC
>>24773955bbc is better....ABC is shit
>>24773743"There's always going to be somewhere that needs men like us to fight and die for whatever interests they hold. One of the bright sides of being a Merc is you're never out of a job.""No truer words, boss." Ramirez grins."Take care you two, you ever need anything just let me know. And uh, try not to hurt anybody too bad.""You got it boss." Ramirez then turns back to the crowd. "Alright! Who else here wants to try their luck?!"You wander off back into the crowd, and you see Heloise again at the bar. She's making more of those sickeningly sweet cocktails. Opposite her on the bar is Alek, who looks a bit tipsy. You see that he's been taking drink after drink from Heloise."Hey there!" Heloise waves as you approach. "Wanna try my newest creation?">What's the worst that can happen?>Is it safe to drink?>Other
Greetings gents. I'm actually piddling around with the notion of a proper VC RPG, based mainly on VC 1, and I'm going to implement classes that work to focus your character. Rather than having a BAB & Saves + Specials every few levels, they'll just mark a few of the skills as Talents, which will get your Edge modifier; which starts at 1 and goes up 1 every 5th level, becoming +6 at level 20 (and no, it' snot d20; 20 just works as a major level cap for this # range). Past level 21 you'll just get 1 skill point every odd level. Otherwise, characters will be getting to increase the rank of two skills by 1 ~every 3rd level, and gain more Health (based on archetype and Vitality) ~every 4th level. Also, the core attributes are extreme abstractions of Vitality, Coordination, Intelligence, and Charisma; which players assign a -1, 0, +1, and +2 to at level 1 and don't touch again. NOW, I'm not going into a game that's not even in an 'alpha' form yet, and ask the question I came here to ask: What should the Classes be? Here's my current plan: Engineer - mechanic + pilot Fencer - melee fighter Lancer - tough heavy soldier, w/ lance spec. Medic - field medicScout - survival & scoutting, +support fire Shocktrooper - rounded Sniper - stealthy support fighter Spy - stealth and cunning (inspired by this thread)
>>24774316>After everything I've been through, I think I'll take two!
>>24774316"I dunno Heloise, did I just punch out a knight today? I'll take two.So, how did you rope Alek into being your guinea pig for today?"
>>24774316>Say nothing>Pick up and down one of them quickly>Stare like nothing odd just happened
>>24774351Not the best place for this. Might want to make your own thread.
>>24774351>>24774490probably get more input and discussion on it from the quest general thread, try your luck there
>>24774316>What's the worst that can happen?
>>24774547Sounds more like he wants to make a proper homebrew, not a quest.>>24774316"You know what, why not." You say before grabbing the drink and downing it.>roll 1d20
>>24774490> the pool of VC fans that have, in the past, supported my efforts on two separate occasions is not the best place to come to ask for a quick yay/nay + suggestions Yall aren't even in the middle of something important quest wise
Rolled 13>>24774617What happens first, Cirrhosis or Diabetes?
Rolled 20>>24774644This is the 4th 20 I've rolled in a row today..ahha.
>>24774670MAKE THAT 5 BRO
>>24774670>Says it was his 4th in a row>gets 5th
>>24774670Be back soon. Going to a casino for a bit.
>>24774657To be fair, you're sure that it would've been a very nice cocktail, if the taste wasn't hidden behind all the sugar and sweeteners. At least you didn't pass out or throw up."It's uh..." You cough. "a bit too sweet.""Everybody always says that." Heloise pouts and takes a sip herself. "I don't see anything wrong with it.""Yeah... about that..." Can't you try toning it down a bit?"I'll think about it." Heloise says as she cooks up a new cocktail, obviously not heeding your suggestion."And how did you rope Alek into being your guinea pig?" You ask, pointing to him."Yeah, I kinda didn't tell him I was feeding him alcohol. He can't taste it through the sugar. Can't seem to talk him while he's sober, seeing as how he likes slinking off and hiding and all.">What say?>In the meantime, getting food. Will be back shortly.
>>24774934Looks like I'm destined to forget my trip at least once every thread.
>>24774934Well, he's plenty sloshed now, isn't he? Let's see what Alek has to say.
>>24774954could be worse, could be routers
>>24774934Let's ask Alek about his family.This is going to go well.
>>24775044...Well, this promises to be interesting at least.
>>24774934"I've noticed tat myself. Last party we had I had to drag him kicking and screaming to the party, he ended up enjoying himself though."Then talk to Alek some, talk about his past and quietly share some of ours with him. Bond over it.
>>24775004After getting another drink for our-self of course...
>>24774934>Heloise joins a mercenary company to meet boys>Finds a boy she likes>He's super aloof so she can never talk to him>Slips him psychoactive substances to loosen him up a bitI like this girl.
>>24775640our band of mercs are crazy! I love it!
were did everyone go?
>>24775860waiting for next update from OP
>>24775860Merc Command is on a lunch break.
>>24775860Everyone's votes are in and nobody is mad. Now it's just pic related because he's getting food.
>>24774934>"I've noticed that myself. Last party we had I had to drag him kicking and screaming to the party, he ended up enjoying himself though." You nod, though you narrow your eyes. "That's pretty devious of you, slipping Alek alcohol to get him to loosen up. Plan on making a move on him?""W-w-w-w-what?!?" Heloise's face turns as red as the cocktail she's mixing. "What m-m-makes you think t-that?""Just a hunch." You shrug. "I'll see how Alek's doing. Mind cooking up another drink? Not so sweet, this time.""Anything in mind?""Surprise me.""G-gotcha." Heloise says, returning to her work. However, you notice her keeping a wary eye on you and Alek as she does so."Oh, hey there Captainnnnnn." Alek slurs a bit as you sit next to him. He teeters back and forth a bit, but he otherwise looks fine. "Whatcha want?">Well?
>>24776078"just keep at it Alex."
>>24776078"Having a good time with Heloise?"
>>24776078"Think Heloise is planning to make a move on you."
>>24776078"You know, you've never really told me anything about why you left the Alliance, don't you have family there?"
>>24776078"Hey Alek, just checking in on you making sure you're doing alright.Having fun with Heloise? Now I'm not sure about this, but I think she likes you. She might like your quiet brooding appeal, the natural magnetism of a stoic yet kind loner.Seriously, I think she likes you, and I know you don't talk to people much and might feel uncomfortable in this sort of situation, but give her a response. Don't let her pass you by, she's a lovely girl."
>>24776201Think the shipping is waaaayyy too thick there.
>>24776195Works for me.
>>24776201I like it!
>>24776195This.Heloise has her thing under control we don't need to shovel them together. Just talk about Alek things.
>>24776201Yeah no, not a fan.>>24776195Going with this.
>>24776195This.Theyre old enough to take care of themselves.
>>24776161Changing vote to >>24776195
>>24776195Gonna go with this. The others are laying it on a bit too thick on the matchmaking stuff.
>>24776134This, followed by>>24776195Satisfies both camps, heh.
>>24776201Let's not use this.>>24776195This is better.
>>24776078"You know, you've never really told me anything about why you left the Alliance, don't you have family there?""Aw man." Alek sighs. "Don't remind me about them.""Hey, if you don't want to talk about it...""No, no, it's fine." Alek wavers a bit. "My old family never gave a damn about me. I'm a bastard, you see. I'm sure you know what happens to those."You nod grimly. Depending on the family, bastard children were either treated as outcasts, or worse than trash. What was universal was that bastards were automatically disqualified from inheritance."So I'm guessing you got kicked out?" You ask."Yeah." Alek nods as he wobbles back and forth. "As soon my dad died, my mom kicked me out with nothing but what dad could finagle out of the family fortune.""So they're still out there?""I guess." Alek shrugs. "But they may as well not exist for me. I'm perfectly fine by myself.">What say?
>>24776812"Well you've always got a place with us"
>>24776812"You aren't alone though, you've got the Demons for as long as you want us. Family isn't just what you're born into, family is what you make of it and who you choose to let into your life. There isn't a single person in the Demons who doesn't have your back should you need a hand."
>>24776812"Hey, for what it's worth, the Demons got your back. Who knows; you might start your own family right here."
>>24776843This.Also, is it bad that I'm hoping for a plot point involving his family later?
>>24776812"Yeah? Well screw them. The Demons are your new family." You say reassuringly. "Whatever happens, ever one of us has got your back.""You know... that makes me feel a lot better." Alek smiles. "You're right. Screw my old family. I got a new one now.""That's the spirit." You slap him on the back reassuringly. You hope that he'll actually remember this little pep talk when he wakes up in the morning."Drink's ready." Heloise says, passing you her newest sweetened creation. Instead of the crimson red liquid in Alek's cup, yours has a sickly amber color to it."What the hell." You say, you already braved her creations once and lived to tell the tale.>roll 1d20
Rolled 20>>24777235Are we bad enough dudes to pass every challenge out comrades throw at us?Time to find out.
>>24777269No! We can't pass out yet! We haven't talked to Tarrin!
>>24774640>>24777269Apparently, Heloise makes her drinks 50% alcohol...
>>24777269Fuck. Didn't this basically happen the last time we took a drink from her too?
>>24777267You cough after finishing the drink. Somehow it was even sweeter than the last one!"Oh come on! I only put SIX spoons of sugar in that one!" Heloise frowns.>Continue to talk. [What say?]>Lets go do something else. [specify]>Other
>>24777269Man i need to stop rolling I'm going to get us all killed.
>>24777269>>24777271I swear you guys are doing this shit on purpose.
>>24777271>>24777269Heloise will bring death to our liver it seems.
>>24777327Track down Tarin
Rolled 11>>24777327Staying here might be a little too...unhealthy for us. In many ways.Hey, if Lynch is here maybe we can make his level 12 rage even higher.
>>24777327>Lets go do something else. [Run for our liver]
>>24777327Let's go find us a more "normal" drink if possible.>>24777360We could even bring her a drink as she doesn't seem to like crowds that much.
>>24777327"I'd love to stay and play Heloise, but if I do I'll get diabetes and alcohol poisoning at the same time.Keep an eye on Aleksandr for me, and have fun."See if Tarin is about.
>>24777327"Sorry, Heloise. No offense, but I don't think your drinks are for me." You say apologetically."Ah, it's no big deal. I've heard other people say worse." Heloise shrugs.You then wander off into the midst of the party again. There's still one member of your squad you've yet to talk to. Unfortunately she also tends to be the hardest to find.Fortunately for you, though, it seems Tarin had made an exception for today. For once she seems to be at the center of attention, playing the dreaded age old knife game."Oh, I have all my fingers, the knife goes chop, chop, chop!If I miss the spaces in between, my fingers will come off!And if I hit my fingers, the blood will soon come out!But all the same, I play this game, 'cause that’s what it’s all about!Oh, Chop, Chop, Chop, Chop, Chop, Chop, Chop,I’m picking up the speed,And If I hit my fingers then my hand will start to bleed!"Everybody sings as Tarin goes faster and faster without any apparent concern or fear."Hey! Jager!" Jack ambushes you from behind again. "You should try challenging her to it!">How about no?>Why don't you challenge her if you're so enthusiastic about it?>Maybe I will!>Other
>>24777720>How about no?ok that girl is crazy
>>24777720>Why don't you challenge her if you're so enthusiastic about it?Not losing fingers here.
>How about no?Playing punchout with a knight is one thing, this is just nuts.
>>24777720>Why don't you challenge her if you're so enthusiastic about it?
>>24777720>Why don't you challenge her if you're so enthusiastic about it?We're not that drunk...yet
>>24777720>Why don't you challenge her if you're so enthusiastic about it?"Me? I need this hand to punch more Knights."
>>24777720There comes a time when a man says no, when he says that he has had enough...THAT IS NOT THIS DAY!>Loudly declare your intention to challenge Tarin
Rolled 20>>24777720>Why don't you challenge her if you're so enthusiastic about it?She is Bishop good. We are not.
>>24777720>Why don't you challenge her if you're so enthusiastic about it?We're crazy like a fox. Not crazy like a, well, a crazy person.
>>24777720"Ain't gonna challenge her to it, contrary to how it may seem I do have one or two slivers of sanity left.I would however be willing to put my hand on top of hers for it."
>>24777720>>Why don't you challenge her if you're so enthusiastic about it?Yeah
Wait, I'm actually here for one of these? Haha yes!In celebration of this I'd like to submit that I suspect that the chart-topping single "Jumpin' Jack Flash" by Albion's musical sensation The Rolling Rocks is in fact about our Sturmfuhrer. Listen to the lyrics and see if you agree:>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQSGw0hMd_IPlease excuse my lack of contribution, I have to catch up on the thread.
>>24777720>Why don't you challenge her if you're so enthusiastic about it?Be my guess.
>>24777720>How about no?>Why don't you challenge her if you're so enthusiastic about it?Nuts to that, too crazy even for us.
>>24777720"Sorry, I'm willing to challenge a knight to a fist fight, but I'm smart enough not to try and challenge Tarin to ANYTHING involving knives." You shake your head. "Besides, if you're so enthusiastic, why don't YOU challenge her?""Already tried, mate. Twice" Jack raises his hands and you see several fresh cuts on his fingers. "She's a goddamn prodigy at it, I tell you.""And I'm eternally grateful she decides to use it for the forces of Good.">Should you try interrupting her?>Nah, she looks busy. Let's do something else. [specify].>Other
>>24777936Let's sit and watch for a bit.>interrupting someone playing the knife game
>>24777936>Should you try interrupting her?Up the stakes a notch, wait for her to finish a round, then put our hand on hers, if there's anyone we trust with a knife it's Tarin. Ought to be good fun.
>>24777936>Should you try interrupting her?
>>24777936>OtherWait for her to finish, then challenge her. There is no room for a shocktrooper afraid of knives in the Demons of Randgriz.
>>24777936>Should you try interrupting her?I say we do challenge her. We're drunk enough. Though wait until the song is over.
>>24778068>>24778056Nah, we don't challenge her, that's a terrible idea.But putting our lot in with her, have her challenge someone and put our hand on hers as a handicap for her and a guarantee that we'll be the one who gets cut if anything goes wrong. It shows trust in her, makes the game more interesting, and she'll still win.
>>24777936Let's make some money. Bet that she's going to make it through the next three challenges without a scratch.>>24777966>>24777998>>24778068INTERRUPT the knife game? Even if she is preternaturally good with sharp things we do not tempt the Lady.
>>24778094Putting the hand on top of hers is way too forward.
>>24778148It's a reference to the famous knife scene from Aliens, where Bishop pins a Marine's hand under his while doing the knife game, for a larf.
>>24778148Putting your hand one someone else's is a known variation of the knife game.
>>24778179In that case I say we go for it.
>>24778279Yeah sure let's see if we trust tarin
>>24778279>>24778179I'm not against the idea.Should be interesting to see.
>>24777936"Seems you're having a good time." You say to Tarin."I guess." Tarin shrugs. You notice even as she's shrugging she manages to keep perfect control of the knife.At that point, the song finishes."That's the sixth one in a row!" Someone shouts."She's gotta screw up eventually." Another person in the crowd says."Hey Tarin, how about we spice things up a little?" You walk up and put your hand over Tarin's.Tarin blinks and frowns. She's obviously not used to this sort of intimate contact."Are you sure about this sir?" She asks."Don't tell me you're losing confidence in your abilities already." You say."They're your fingers." Tarin warns and readies her knife.>roll 5d20
Rolled 11, 7, 16, 18, 14 = 66>>24778460She knows how to knife.
Rolled 6, 1, 4, 18, 6 = 35>>24778460Shazam!
Rolled 15, 7, 12, 4, 19 = 57>>24778460One for each finger?
Rolled 2, 14, 13, 11, 15 = 55>>24778460You got this Tarin.
Rolled 10, 9, 8, 14, 10 = 51>>24778460
>>24778467This is a great roll.
Rolled 15, 17, 8, 16, 17 = 73>>24778460I like my fingers.
>>24778460You would be lying if you said you weren't at least a little nervous while Tarin started stabbing the table dangerously close to your fingers at ever increasing rates of speed. However, Tarin manages to get through the song without stabbing any fleshy bits."Nice job." You say, wiping some nearly formed sweat off your brow."It was nothing, sir." Tarin says. It's then you notice that Tarin's been sweating profusely, something that you hadn't noticed in her earlier attempt."I think I'm done for now." She says, stabbing the knife into the table and leaving it for some other daring soul to take. "So any reason why you came here?">What say?
>>24778757Same question as the others. Why'd she join the demons.Disregard this if it's already been answered in a previous thread.
>>24778757"Eh, you know, just making small talk with the crew. Someone's got to make sure they haven't embarrassed themselves. By the way, I thought you weren't good with crowds?"
>>24778757Dear god, I look away for a little bit and we do something crazy anyway? Yeesh. At least we got through it okay.
>>24778757"I've been checking in on all the Demons, making sure they're all doing well, getting nice and sloshed, aren't making complete fools of themselves and are in good company. Also getting drunk, I like getting drunk.Thought you didn't like crowds, you managed to pick up quite a few admirers. I also noticed something just now, only time you sweated while playing the knife game was when my hand was involved. It's good to know you care.Since I've been asking everyone why they joined up I figure I may as well ask you the same thing. Why did you join up with the Demons? Everything going okay between you and the rest? Any problems you'd like me to see to?"
>>24778865>I also noticed something just now, only time you sweated while playing the knife game was when my hand was involved. It's good to know you care.I'd cut this part out but otherwise good.
>>24778865>I n-notice you drop your spaghetti.>I-I also d-drop it too Everything but that part is fine.
>>24778757"I've been checking in on all the Demons, making sure they're all doing well, getting nice and sloshed, aren't making complete fools of themselves and are in good company. Since I've been asking everyone why they joined up I figure I may as well ask you the same thing. Why did you join up with the Demons? Everything going okay between you and the rest? Any problems you'd like me to see to?""I'm fine." Tarin says. "And you want to know why I joined?"It's nice to a comrade's reasons' for fighting." You say. "You don't seem like you're in it for the money, and I've got a feeling you don't particularly enjoy what you do, either.""Well," Tarin looks away. "If you really need to know that badly, I'm looking for my father.">Ask about her father.>This seems like an uncomfortable topic. Change the subject.>Other
>>24779227>This seems like an uncomfortable topic. Change the subject.Just to fuck with her.
>>24779227>Ask about her father.Be polite about it and don't press too hard, but ask if she'd be willing to tell us about him.
>>24779227>Ask if she would rather talk about something else.
>>24779263Going with this. Don't want to end up prying too much. If she opens up on her own, pledge our support.
>>24779227>Ask about her father.better to know now than be blindsided by it down the road
>>24779263Thirding this, yeah. This guy >>24779291 has the right of it.
>>24779227Combination of these two.>>24779257>>24779263Ask if she'd like to talk about her father or if she'd rather talk about something else.
>>24779291Going along with this
>>24779263>>24779291really? we're all getting drunk right now, and you want to shy away from an issue that will pop up and suprise us when we least expect it down the track?smart people you are
>>24779227I'd like to go with >>24779263 as well, but add that we'll ask the other Demons to keep an eye out if she'd like.
>>24779349Yeah, re-iterate the whole Demon family dynamic thingy we have going on.
>>24779364You again? Can you stick to GuP quest please? I don't to have to deal with your "biting sarcasm" here too.
>>24779227"Look, Tarin," you say, taking a seat next to her, "I can understand if you don't want to talk about it, but I can guarantee me and the Demons will back you up. We're family. A crazy, dysfunctional, heavily armed family, but a family nonetheless."Tarin is silent for what seems like a long time before finally speaking."You remember I mentioned I used to live in the Empire? I was part of the Darcsen resistance since I was old enough to hold a knife." She then sighs sadly. "My father didn't want that sort of life for me, so he smuggled me into Gallia. He stayed behind, and I haven't heard anything from him since. I guess I figured joining a mercenary unit like yours would increase my chances of finding him.">Your response?
>>24779533Well then, we'll have to keep an eye out for him, won't we? Can you provide a description of him to me and whoever else you feel comfortable enough with to talk about this?
>>24779533Tell her we will keep that in mind and look around with any sources we can get.
>>24779533"I can't guarantee that we'll be able to spare the time for your father, you know how mercs roll. But if we do, rest assured we will find him for you."
>>24779533>"How would you know it's him when you find him?"
>>24779579>not being able to recognize your parent.
>>24779533"I can't promise we'll find him and I can't promise he's even still out there. But I promise I'll keep my eyes open for him and if you want I can ask the others to keep their eyes open as well, to poke around and ask people they know.What does he look like? Is there a good way for us to recognize him since we don't know him like you do?"
>>24779597Sounds like she hasn't seen him in quite some time, is what I was thinking.
>>24779533"Not my area of expertise, but if you can give me a name and a physical description I can tell the others to keep an eye out, and we can see what our friends in the spy business can tell us."
>>24779533"That's pretty reasonable. If my gut feeling is right, the Demons are going to go to more than a few places before this war is over."
>>24779533"Look Tarin, if it means anything, I can't promise you we'll find him, but I promise that me and the Demons will try our hardest to. If you haven't noticed, we got people from all corners and walks of life of Europa here. Someone's bound to know something."Tarin nods but doesn't say anything."So, who is your father anyways? What does he look like?""Well..." Tarin shifts nervously. "I haven't seen him for years, so his appearance might have changed, but he's a White Darcsen. The Imperials call him Edwin the Direwolf.""Thanks. I'll see what I can do.""Thank you, Jager -I mean- Captain." Tarin says.As you finish your current drink, you can feel the alcohol surging through your system. You believe you're nearing your limit where you're capable of rational thought. You'll probably have time to do only one more action of consequence.>Continue the conversation with Tarin. [specify topic]>Let's look for somebody else. [specify]>Other>Continue the conversation. [specify topic]
>>24779816Lets grab Sam and start singing traditional Gallian military songs.We should be drunk enough at this point that this seems like a brilliant idea.
>>24779836I'll second it.
>>24779836Sounds like the logical course of action.
>>24779836Might as well.
>>24779816Did she ever call us Captain? I can't remember.
>>24779816Why don't we just pass out and have another flashback? We've already hit up the crew, so unless we really want to talk to Lynch or Qyburn while we're shitfaced, we're much better served by giving in to oblivion.>>24779836 seems like it could be amusing as well.
>>24779836We're still *capable* of rational thought.>>24779865Ah, oh well, let's do it.
>>24779879Talking to Lynch while shitface is bound to bite us in the ass later.Gallian military songs it is, then.
>>24779836Why not round up everyone and start with the drinking songs?
>>24779904They can join in if they feel like it.
>>24779904because this is a celebration of our most recent military achievement, plus Sam is probably the only one other than us who'd know the words to the military stuff.
>>24779836The bawdier the song, the better!
>>24779836I can't help but agree with this.I envision Jager as having an amazing deep baritone voice, crossing into bass territory. And us and Sam probably can do some amazing duets.
>>24779816Wandering off back into the crowd, you feel the alcohol beginning to overtake you. Your addled mind gets a devious idea, and you make a beeline for Sam. You see she's gone back to her regular routine of drinking men three times her size under table. You just waltz over and pick her up."Whoa, hey, Cap! What're you doing?!" Sam wails."Sam, this party is just too damn QUIET. Gotta show these people the glories of some good old GALLIAN ANTHEMS." You then set her down on the bar. Clearing your throat, you start roaring out a popular Gallian marching song.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtKU_rSelvMEventually, Sam joins in, and the rest of the partygoers begin joining in as well, though not very well since it's a song not well known outside of Gallia.Not to be outdone, Jack and his SOE squad respond with their own Albion military anthem.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsW4FoRzhQwAnd then as a compromise, you start singing another anthem both nations would know.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8ft371DLloThen Sam clears her throat and stands up on the bar. "Ummm, this song's kinda new, but I kinda want to sing it, for all those men and women who didn't come home." She says a bit meekly.She starts off a bit weak but you recognize the song she's singing. It was pretty much Gallia's new unofficial national anthem.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_Bgoaf_xYkYou don't join in because you feel that you won't be able to do the song justice like Sam does.By the time she's finished there's not a dry eye in the building."For Albion!" Someone yells."For Gallia!" Somebody else yells."For the fallen!" A third person yells.And the party resumes.Honestly can't really remember much beyond that point, but when you wake up the next morning, you have an odd, satisfied feeling.Then you see a letter on your desk. You pick it up and look at it with bleary eyes.TO: CAPTAIN JAGER STURMFUHRERFROM: LYNCH...crap...
>>24780196And that's it for tonight! Tune in on Sunday 6-7pm PST for the next installment of VALKYRIAN MERCS QUEST!
>>24780196>You just waltz over and pick her up.Oh, Jager.
>>24780196>>24780214Thanks for the ride Merc.Here's to hoping the dice gods won't abandon us next session.
>>24780417Well, Kirei shouldn't have his own quest to run so there will probably be some rejoicing.Besides we all know the next thread is going to be 500 posts arguing over what to buy.
>>24780435Armor. All of it. And some more armor for the tank.
could we get R&D to make us some balistic face plates? then we can paint them all scary, will look even more epic when we fistfight knights
>>24780435Considering Qyburn will probably have a few new ideas up his noggin from that heavy tank we salvaged from Red Swallow, definitely.
Assuming we get to keep using our sub we should look into some upgrades for it. Like those shallow-water torpedoes, or a better gun for our tank since it doubles as the deck gun.Not sure how much we want to expand our little family but some more troops wouldn't be amiss either.
>>24780535That sub is ours permanently. As is whatever remains of that heavy tank we salvaged.