Hey look! It's VALKYRIAN MERCS QUEST! Since it's pretty likely I won't be running this weekend, I'm going to forgo today's side chapter for a main chapter.Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20QuestPastebin: http://pastebin.com/mdzgR517Don'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 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, which you repaired and rechristened the Vergeltung.After rooting out several Imp spy rings and fighting off an Imperial amphibious invasion by defeating their leader, Belkan Knight Sir Fleisher, you've decided that it's now time to move on to greener (or at least more profitable) pastures. You and the Demons left Albion for the besieged nation of Ustio, with new gear and squad members in tow.Your first mission went well enough, routing a platoon of Imperial soldiers threatening the city of Valais' supply lines. Now it's time to get a better idea of what you're supposed to be doing here.(cont)
sweet, caught it just at the start. gonna wait for you top finish the thread introduction.
>>24982693Under different circumstances, you believe Valais would've been a very nice place. The temperature is pretty warm with a clear sunny sky a nice sea breeze. The combination of the coast and the mountains also makes for a breathtaking sight. You're pretty sure that in addition to being an army base, Valais was quite the tourist attraction.But now it's just a magnet for artillery shells.Apparently, the Imperials had scheduled bombardments of the city, which happened so regularly that you could set your watch to them. As a result, streets that normally would have been packed with cars and people were eerily empty. Nobody left home unless they absolutely had to, and even then, it was a series of quick dashes from building to building in an effort to not be caught by the artillery.As a result, the Demons have mostly stayed confined to barracks, and boredom has begun to settle in, which was never good when the people in question had guns and were a tad bit insane.You yourself have a meeting scheduled with General Freyberg, but that's not for another hour or so.>Screw it. Let's go early.>Go see what the squad is up to.>Let's explore the town.>Other
>>24982831Visit squad, bored and shelled are a bad combo.Also> Woot time for mercs!
>>24982831>Go see what the squad is up to.
Check the squad out. First responsibility as commander is to ensure the troops acclimate.
>>24982831>Let's explore the town.Time to check out the fortifications in case of an assault.
>>24982831Try and keep the boys(and girls) entertained while they wait. Come up with a drinking game or something
>>24982693And I am here for it!
>>24982909Gonna say, I think we are still gender equal in the squad.
>>24982831>Go see what the squad is up to.see how our pet knight is adjusting to our group
>>24982909I was wandering by and saw booze. So have this.
>>24982831>Go see what the squad is up to.Caught up on these over the last week. Looking forward to this.
>>24982831LEAD A GLORIOUS EXPEDITION THROUGH THE TOWNSHIP!
JAGER STURMFUHRERVC mercs quest while playing VC?Fucking yes. Lets see what the squad's doing, walking out during arty barrages isn't particularly smart.
>>24983035Don't worry. There is always sirens a full turn before the artilery hits!
Rolled 16>>24982831>Otherget on the radio and challenge the imperial commander to a fistfight to stop the fucking artilllery so you can get some fucking sleep
>>24983056HONOR DICTATES THAT WE MUST DO SO!
>>24983056>implying imps are that stupid
>>24983056the imperial commander is most likely the knight Karla sent down, so that would greatly speed things upthat could be our doctrine, arrive at the battle, challenge the highest ranked enemy, punch him in the face, then go and get drunk
>>24982831You decide to go check in on your squad to see what they're doing to deal with the downtime. You fear that alcohol might be involved, which was a good time waster, but a terrible idea when you're on standby. Fortunately, it seems your fears are unfounded, since you squad seems to have found a way to occupy themselves.Sam and Elizabeth are organizing the squad's mail, which you find surprising. Considering the histories of most of your squadmates, you weren't expecting to receive piles of letters.Julia and Headcase seem to be getting into a debate over what to name the Gallian Tank Destroyer, and whether Headcase's planned modifications for it are even legal or feasible at all.Ramirez, Tarin, Brillant, and Isolde seem to be taking turns sparring. From what you see, things seem to be evenly matched.Heloise seems to have hit a sugar crash and is taking a nap in the morning sun. Alek seems to be hanging around too, disassembling his rifle and meticulously checking each and every part.>Which group to check in on?
>>24983056Hi, I'm Jaeger Sturmuherer, and this is Mercenaries: The Punchening quest
>>24983138sparing with what? Hand to hand or some kind of Melee weapon?
>>24983138Check in on Alek, see how our local shy guy is oding.
>>24983138>Which group to check in on?I say join in with all the people sparring.
>>24983138Ramirez, Tarin, Brillant and Isoldelets go see how the new girl fairs in a fight
>>24983138Investigate the sparring. see if anyone is stupid enough to try and fistfight us.Float the idea of just challenging all imperial officers to fistfights as a strategy from here on out
>>24983138Go ask Headcase what his planning to do to our Gallian TD and see if he wants to paint a turtle on it
>>24983138>AlekLets make the loner not alone
>>24983138Julia and Headcase. We can't have them naming the Tank Destroyer without our input, and it'll be good to know what our new driver is planning on doing to the damn thing.
>>24983138Sam and Liz, we don't spar so much as brawl, we would probably get our butts kicked.
>>24983157>>24983153Seconding.Now's a good time to size up Isolde.
>>24983138Alek.Typing the Capctcha is a bloody pain on the phone.
>>24983191THIRDEDQUERY THE STATUS OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN ARMS.
>>24983138>Ramirez, Tarin, Brillant, and Isolde
>>24983138You decide to check in on the quartet of close combat specialists. You think it would be nice to pick up a few pointers rather than flail around wildly like you did against Sir Fleisher earlier.You hang back at first, observing from a distance. From what you can tell, Brillant seems to be the best at unarmed hand to hand, surprisingly enough. Tarin of course is best with the knife and Isolde is the best fencer, with Ramirez seeming to be the most balanced fighter of the four."I see you guys are busy keeping yourselves in shape." You say as you walk up."Hey there, boss." Ramirez grins. "Me and Tarin are tied for total wins right now. You wanna try your luck?">Choose your opponent and weapon.
>>24983362Ramirez, fight me. Bare hands
>>24983362Lets fence Isolde
>>24983362Isolde, fencing.We PTSD flashback now?
>>24983362Isoldewe gotta practice our fencing skills for the climax somehow
>>24983362Try fencing with Isolde, of course mention we are rusty.
>>24983362Fencing with Isolde, we remember how it's done, we just need a reminder.
>>24983388>>24983404>>24983416we should totally fist fight Isolde
>>24983362Fist fight with Ramirez (or Brillant, for that matter, just fist fight somebody).
>>24983362Fistfight Isolde.Or Ramirez, since he has to do everything. We need to practice our CQC at any rate
>>24983362Fight Isolde with sabres.
>>24983362"Isolde, you up for some fencing?" You ask. "It's hard to find a decent opponent these days, and I really want to get back into it.""Of course, sir." Isolde nods and hands you a fencing blade. You check it and are relieved to see that it's just a harmless practice blade. You don't want to be accidentally scarring somebody for life again."Okay, there's one rule and one rule only. Kick your opponent's ass!" Ramirez says, standing between you both. "Fight!"Ramirez then backs off and joins Tarin and Brillant as they watch in anticipation.>Be aggressive! Make the first move!>Stay defensive. Make Isolde make the first move.
>>24983362Islode with sabers, for sure.
>>24983362Fistfight Ramirez while fencing Isolde.
>>24983553>Be aggressive! Make the first move!Don't fuck up. And remember, dirty tricks are allowed.
>>24983553>Stay defensive. Make Isolde make the first move.Can't rush these things.
>>24983553>Be aggressive! Make the first move!Be. Aggressive. B. E. Aggressive.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2XGp5ix8HE
>>24983553>Be aggressive! Make the first move!BE. AGGRESSIVE. B.E. AGGRESSIVE!
>>24983561and giving sam a piggyback ride>>24983553Stay defensive
>>24983553>Be aggressive! Make the first move!Strike back instead of parrying hits, trade blows to use our high toughness stat to its fullest.
Rolled 10>>24983553You decide to make the first move, lunging forward in an effort to catch her off guard.>roll 1d20
Rolled 2>>24983666En garde!
>>24983675Eh, could be worse.
>>24983674>>24983675>>24983677I guess this is what happens when you try to roll against Satan.
Rolled 17>>24983675Unfortunately, Isolde manages to react fast enough to parry your lunge and step back, keeping the distance between you and her."Impressive, for somebody out of practice." Isolde says, a grin barely forming at the corners of her mouth."I had a good teacher." You say. "You were a Belkan Knight, right? You don't happen to know Karla Hohenzollern, do you?" You ask.>roll 1d20
Rolled 16>>24983748Here we go.
>>24983760Damn it, just ONE too late.
>>24983760The 20s always seem to come too late.Oh, dice gods.
>>24983748...Didn't she flat out tell us she was one of her confidants?
>>24983748in the thread we met her she said she was Karla's confidant
>>24983804Nope. It was in her bio, but Jaeger doesn't know it yet.
Rolled 6>>24983752Isolde's return slash is quick, almost quicker than yours. You barely even have time to deflect it, but you can feel the tip of the blade slide across your shoulder."Point for Isolde." Tarin announces."I never knew the Princess personally, if that's what you mean, but I have met and trained under her for a time." Isolde answers, bringing her blade back into a defensive position. "She's... a fascinating woman.">Anything else you want to ask?>roll 1d20
Rolled 8>>24983821"Backstabbing traitor, more like."
Rolled 8>>24983821"How so?"
Rolled 8>>24983821Ask how she's adjusting to out rough and tumble lot
>>24983821How do you feel about the Imperials.
>>24983804She mentioned knowing of us from her time in Belka, I don't think anything else came up.
>>24983831>>24983833>>24983836wat.How is that even
>>24983814She flat out fucking told us when we met her.
>>24983831>>24983833>>24983836/tg/ dice everybody!
Rolled 20I'll let the best question from another anon be my own.
Rolled 11>>24983821I think that's all for questions.
Rolled 10>>24983821"She ever mention any boyfriends, personal relations, that sort of thing? Ever tell anyone where she got the scar on her cheek?"
>>24983821rolling for flashy disarm"Tell me the details of the dual you had."
>>24983831>>24983833>>24983836What sorcery is this?
>>24983831Yeah, don't say this.
>>24983870Come on, she burned our house down and killed our servants. We oughta be mad.
>>24983814I don't remember putting that in the bio...
>>24983831>>24983833>>249838361 in 8,000 chance right there.>>24983858Like fucking clockwork.
>>24983821Maybe mention the scar
>>24983821"I suppose fascinating is one way to put it."
>>24983889No one knows about it except for Parker and Sam.And we'd prefer to keep it that way for now.
>>24983889As much as I would like people to stop ignoring those facts so they can masturbate over their power-switch fantasy that isn't something we should be saying right now.
>>24983890In part 12"I know of you, Captain Sturmfuhrer. I served under Princess Hohenzollern and was one of her confidants."
>>24983893forgot mah pic!
>>24983898DO THIS.Hint at the scar.
>>24983941Do you know what a fucking bio even is?For starters, it isn't an introduction.
>>24983821>"I never knew the Princess personally, if that's what you meanuhh what?>>24983941>"I know of you, Captain Sturmfuhrer. I served under Princess Hohenzollern and was one of her confidants."
>>24983898Yes yes yeeeessss
>>24983928I'm not ignoring those facts. I'm thinking that such a depressing end to the story really isn't fitting for the VC universe.
>>24983987serving does not always mean know personally.Merc command might have gave the wrong impression by mistake.
>>24984037confidant means knowing personally though.
>>24983987To serve under someone is to have them as your commanding officer.To know someone personally is to have them as a friend.
>>24984037'Confidants' implies that they spoke more than normally.
Rolled 14>>24983890Wasn't in her bio. I added that part in. However their relationship is purely professional.>>24983831>>24983833>>24983836>>24983858What.>>24983821You decide to go on the attack again. A quick feint towards her chest forces her to raise her blade to defend, but you quickly pull back and swat her wrist with your blade. It was a quick and dirty way to grab a point, but effective nonetheless."Point for the Captain." Tarin says."She's fascinating, huh? How so?" You ask."She is equal parts terrifying and beautiful. One moment she is one of the most enjoyable and charismatic people to be around, like any princess should. The next she can be a ruthlessly efficient warrior, ending any and all threats to her kingdom with a wave of her hand. It's that duality that makes her so formidable.""But there's something wrong." You continue."She has everything a Belkan can ask for. She's in line for the throne, has a knighthood, holds the position of Grand Master, and is loved by her people. Yet... she doesn't seem satisfied. Ever since the First Europan War started, she's been different.">roll 1d20
>>24984037Look up the word 'confidant'.Also, she knew who we were, which implied she was fairly close to Karla.
>>24984009There are other girls who haven't betrayed us and murdered our family, you know. There's still a happy end to be had and it's not like we're stuck either killing or romancing her.
>>24984061first or second?
Rolled 1>>24984061War changes people. Not always for the better.
>>24984061The point of the bio thing is that I didn't recall where they were getting from what I wrote up.Unless you added something to the pastebin while I wasn't looking.
>>24984115thank fuck your late
>>24984097You're not paying attention to what I am saying though. I am saying that VC is more hopeful and uplifting what you think it is. What makes sense in gritty earth may not make sense here.
Rolled 7>>24984071Isolde again attacks, but this time you can see her move coming. You sidestep her slash and counter with with a lunging attack, striking Isolde in the side. It's rather sloppily aimed, but still a body strike."Three points to the Captain." Tarin announces. "He needs one more point to win.""Different? How so?" You ask."She seems less certain about her decisions." Isolde frowns, both at her recollection of her Princess as well as at the fact she's losing the duel. "Before she was never afraid to act out on her own. But now, she second guesses herself. She keeps her most trusted knights close to her for counsel. It's not just me. We've all noticed it."You see the glare in her eyes at you."You think it has something to do with me, don't you?""In no uncertain terms, yes." Isolde says, glancing at Tarin, Ramirez, and Brillant. "But that will be an issue for another time, when we can speak in private.">Do you want to ask her anything else?>roll 1d20
>>24984061First Europan war or Second? Wasn't she really young when the first one happened?
Rolled 9>>24984169FINNISH HER
>>24984120I don't constantly update the bios. They are just there as reference for whenever I need to write for that particular character.
>>24984181Ooops, I fucked that up. It was supposed to be EW2.>>24984186You decide it's time to finish this. You aim a trio of slashes at Isolde, forcing her to try and block them all, considering she has no more points to give. However, on your final slash, you find an opening and strike her elbow."Game point. The Captain wins." Tarin announces. Behind her, you notice Brillant sighing and handing Ramirez and handful of bills."Well, if this is you out of practice, I'm almost afraid to see what you're capable of at full strength." Isolde smiles and bows respectfully to you.>It's nothing. I was just lucky, is all.>You're pretty good too. I wasn't even sure I was going to win that.>Damn right.>Other
>>24984157Alright. I don't really want to argue this so I'll concede to your argument. I'd personally rather see something at least slightly more natural, like Jager forgiving her for the act and finally moving on with his life rather than just straight up getting the girl and living happily ever after but I'm not going to be upset if a fanfiction quest doesn't go my way.
>>24984293>You're pretty good too. I wasn't even sure I was going to win that.I wonder how we'd fare against Tarin.
>>24984293>You're pretty good too. I wasn't even sure I was going to win that.
>>24984293>Good enough to put a scar on Karla's face.
>>24984293>You're pretty good too. I wasn't even sure I was going to win that.time to try out our knife fightan against Tarin
>>24984293>You're pretty good too. I wasn't even sure I was going to win that.Give her a small bow back."I did my best, you'd be insulted if I did anything less, you almost got me though. We should do this more often.And good thinking on the bets Ramirez."
>>24984293"Practice is practice. Fighting is fighting. Most of my points wouldn't have meant much in the real thing. I'm just a bad looser."
>>24984295While this is a perfectly sensible thing, keep in mind she's not just any girl. She's the Belkan princess. Getting her on our side would get Belka on our side.This could really change the flow of the ongoing war.
Why are you people so obsessed with telling people we know Karla?
>>24984428I think that's a massively out of character motivation and pretty meta as well.
>>24984472I think people just want her to show up in the story more often.
>>24984479We define our character. Currently our feelings have been defined as ambiguous. For that matter, what people want to do varies from thread to thread.
>>24984479its not OOC, and it fits in our plans of world domination via taking the empire
>>24984472Personally I think we have a moral obligation to tell people what sort of grudge match they are getting into. Of course, Karla is shirking her moral obligation even worse by sending someone out to fight us and deliberately concealing intelligence about that opponent. At least we don't have any insights on the knight we are currently fighting.
>>24984293"You're pretty good too. I wasn't even expecting to win that." You admit, making your own respectful bow. "I did my best, you'd be insulted if I did anything less, you almost got me though. We should do this more often.""That was pretty badass, Boss." Ramirez nods."I had no idea you were so good with a sword." Brillant adds in."You learn things here and there." You shrug.You check your watch and realize that time has really flown. You probably only have time for one more thing before having to leave for the meeting.>Let's challenge somebody else.>Actually, let's check on another group. [specify]>Other
>>24984516Personally, I want the winner of the second europan war to unambiguously be Gallia.
>>24984516I thought Jager's motivations were vengeance like we chose at character creation. Since when has that plan been anything more than something people occasionally mention in these threads?
>>24984551>Challenge TarinOnce the blood starts flowing there's no stopping it.
>>24984551>Actually, let's check on another group. [specify]Let's bother the Tankers.
>>24984551Hit up Sam and Elizabeth. I'm kind of curious about all those letters.
>>24984551Personally, I want to have that private chat.
>>24984551Well, let's take a look at Alek then.
>>24984551>Actually, let's check on another group. [specify]Still going with Alek
>>24984551I kinda want to pester Heloise while she's sleeping. But eh, oh well. On to Alek.
>>24984606I guess I'll second Alek too.
>>24984551"Alright, carry on, then. Don't hurt each other TOO much. We still got Imps to fight." You say."Yes, sir!" Everybody says in unison.You wander away from the sparring quartet and make your way to where Alek and Heloise are lounging. Heloise is curled up like a kitten in the sun, softly snoring. Alek is sitting just across from her, his rifle still in pieces as he inspects each and every one."Oh, I didn't see you there, sir!" Alek blinks as he looks up to you. "What can I help you with?">Well?
>>24984736"Just checking in on you Alek, seeing what people are up to.Good man, keeping your rifle in proper condition, take care of your weapons and they'll take care of you.Is it just me or does Heloise remind you of a kitten as well?"
>>24984736"I saw you sensually caressing your rifle like a beautiful woman, decided to come check on you before things got weird."
>>24984736"I heard you got nicked pretty good when we cleared that hill. You sure it's alright?"Meanwhile, poke Heloise in the cheeks. Watch reaction.
>>24984736"Heloise's face.""We must doodle on it."
We should get Alek and Heloise together.She's looking for a boyfriend and Alek should work on his social skills.
>>24984816And now I can't help but imagine the girls of the Demons singing Matchmaker.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59Hj7bp38f8I'm surprisingly okay with this.
>>24984816I'd rather it be something natural than due to our meddling. Besides, I don't think we need to pry into their personal affairs all that much. Unless we really need to.
>>24984846>not wanting to play matcmakerHeloise! I've found him!Will you be a lucky bride!He's handsome! He's tall!That is from side to sideBut he's a nice manA good catch, right?Right.You heard he has a temper!He'll beat you every night.But only when he's sober.So you're alright.
>>24984816I think we should stop trying to play matchmaker with other people.
>>24984899>He'll beat you every night.>But only when he's sober.>So you're alright.Does it make me a bad person, that I laugh at this every time?
>>24984931I laughed too, don't worry.
let's make enough a man out of Alek so that she's drawn to him naturaly. otherwise let things be
>>24984931Never touch a Russian's vodka.
>>24984949She already seems to like him and they're hanging out now despite Alek's loner ways. I think progress is already being made.
>>24984949We should take him on a super secret camping trip, just us two. When we return he'll look like a Russian us.
>>24984963Don't you mean "never touch a Yuktobanian Darcsen's vodka"?
>>24984811Silently, slowly hold up a marker.Oh, and invent markers.
>>24985002...He's not Darcsen.
>>24984978"Alright Heloise, I've decided to have you learn woodcraft from Alek out in the wild for a week.""But sir, I don't know any woodcraft.""Well than Alek, consider this a learning experience for the both of you then. Dismissed."
>>24985039That's a bit from the song "Matchmaker", from Fiddler on the Roof.Fiddler is about a village of Russian Jews.Thus "Yuktobanian Darcsen".
>>24984736"Just checking in on you Alek, seeing what people are up to." You say. "Good man, keeping your rifle in proper condition, take care of your weapons and they'll take care of you."It was always something we had to do back home." Alek says. "The cold and snow could really mess up you gun, so it was always important to keep it well maintained. It would really suck if you got ambushed by a bear and your gun jams because you left some moisture in the chamber.""You have a point." You nod. "I heard you got nicked pretty good when we cleared that hill. You sure it's alright?""Yeah, just a scratch." Alek raises his sleeve to show the bandage on his shoulder. "Heloise patched it up pretty quick, so it's no problem.""You know," You say, looking down at the sleeping Heloise. "Is it just me or does Heloise remind you of a kitten as well?""I-I guess." Alek nods."Hey. Hey Alek." You give an evil smirk. "Heloise's face. We must doodle on it.""W-what?!?" Alek pales. "Why would you want to do that?!""Just a simple prank, that's all." You say.>Do the marking yourself.>Make Alek do the marking.>Actually, let's not.>Other
>>24985083I thought YuktoBania was Not!Germany?
>>24985135>Make Alek do the marking.
>>24985135>Actually, let's not.This is a bad idea.
Rolled 4>>24985135>Do the marking yourself.Make it a really detailed, artistic depiction on her cheek of her own face.
>>24985135We'll do it and tell everyone it was Alek :D:D:D:D:D
>>24985135Do it together. This is a test of courage as well as a bonding excercise
If we are going to draw on her face we should draw whiskers.
>>24985135>OtherThis is a trust/team building opportunity!
>>24985135> Do the marking yourself.
>>24985135We both do it, we take one half, he takes the other, we have the rest of the squad vote on who was better.
>>24985135>Make Alek do the marking."Old Gallian mating ritual. Trust me."
>>24985211>>24985247I like it! Changing my vote (>>24985184) to bonding
>>24985135"Oh no, Alek, you're not squirming out of this one." You say, pulling out a pair of markers. "We're Demons, and we do everything together. Think of it as a teambuilding exercise!""I don't know about this...""Hey, if she really does get angry, I'll take the blame for it. You can just say I ordered to do it.""If you put it that way..." Alek bites his lip as he reluctantly takes one of the markers.>What are you going to draw?
>>24985294Whiskers and a monocle.
>>24985294Whiskers.Complete the cat look.
>>24985294Whiskers. And the standard ring around the eye and dot on nose.
>>24985294An adorable kitten.
>>24985311FUCK YES THIS
>>24985311Backing this for being Fun AND Fancy
>>24985311This so much.
>>24985294Go for a cat theme. Give her whiskers, remember the dots that are a bit more inward than the whisker lines, a monocle, make sure to make the eyes look more catlike by adding a curly thing to the ends of the eyebrow.Maybe put "DEMON KITTEN" somewhere on her face as well.
>>24985311Operation Posh Cat is a go.
>>24985311>>24985315>>24985316We can't just make her a fancy cat. She's part of the Demons, we need to make her into a demonic kitten with a monocle.
>>24985357also give her little fangs under her mouth
>>24985392I imagine her with anime fang anyway.
>>24985385How about a tiger?
>>24985392Yes, adorable little fangs. And color her nose so it looks more cat like.
>>24985294It certainly was a teambuilding effort. You drew the whiskers while Alek traced a large monocle around her right eye. And soon the deed is complete."She's going to kill us when she wakes up...." Alek frowns."She'll have no idea who did it." You assure him."I-I'm not a good liar." Alek frowns."Well, now's a good time to learn." You pat Alek on the shoulder. "Good luck."You check your watch and realize that you probably should be leaving for that meeting now.>Well, I guess we can be a few minutes late. Let's go check on someone else! [specify]>No, better go right now.>Other
>>24985427>No, better go right now.
>>24985427>No, better go right now.Professionalism, ho!
>>24985427>No, better go right now.Grab out regular entourage, Tarin and Sam, and head out.
>>24985427>No, better get clear of the kill radius before she wakes up.
>>24985427Go right now.We're professionals. And the situation isn't gonna let us be as easy going as Albion
>>24985427>No, better go right now.No need to hang about much longer I say
>>24985427You decide to head out right away. No sense keeping the General waiting. Plus, you had a make a good first impression with your clients. However, you wonder if you should bring anybody with you.>You can bring up to 2 squaddies if you wish.
>>24985524Sam and Tarin, de be our niggas.
>>24985524Sam and Tarin.
>>24985524Standard retinue, Sam because she's our 2nd, and Tarin because she's deadly and observant.It's worked so far, let's stick with it.
>>24985524lets bring Isolde and Sam, Sam to keep notes and lets see how Isolde handles herself around command business
>>24985524As always Sam and Tarin.
>>24985524Alek and RamirezCause getting Alek out means Heloise will most likely jump on who ever is there and Ramirez cause he MUST DO EVERYTHING
>>24985548That is an interesting idea, Isolde is already highly experienced at Command.Go for it.
>>24985524Sam and Tarin. It's good to know if our employers are Darcsen-hating pricks or not.
>>24985574"Ramirez impress that general!"
>>24985574I actually like this suggestion. Seconded.
>>24985548Sure, works for me.
>>24985633Testing something out of curiosity.
>>24985548Changing vote to this.
>>24985548Standard retinue was getting boring for me anyway.
OP still here?
>>24985524"Sam, Isolde, you're coming with me." You say. Sam was always dependable when it came to meetings, and you wanted to see how Isolde would deal with being in command situations."Alright." Sam says a bit reluctantly. She REALLY wanted to sort through that mail, for some reason. "Elizabeth, take care of the rest for me, alright?""Sure thing, Sam." Elizabeth smiles and nods.Isolde politely excuses herself from the impromptu sparring party and joins up with you. You find a jeep waiting for you outside the barracks, which shuttles you to Freyberg's command center. You notice the driver keeps a wary eye for possible artillery strikes and he drives rather quickly.Once you arrive, you and your escorts are quickly ushered into an underground bunker, where you see General Freyberg and a number of assorted Federation officers huddled around a table."Ah! Captain Sturmfuhrer! Right on time!" Freyberg waves you over. "We're just about to begin!"The strategy meeting seems to be simple enough. Freyberg admits that Ustio currently doesn't have the forces to hold back the Imperials, even with mercenaries bolstering their ranks. However, their current strategy is to try and at least hold off the Imperials until winter, when the snows will block the mountain passes and prevent the Imperials from advancing any farther. Hopefully this delay will buy Ustio enough time to get reinforcements from the Federation. However, in order to pull this off, the Federation would have to launch counterattacks all across the line in an effort to push the Imperials back. Every inch would be critical."Captain Sturmfuhrer, it will be up to you to handle Valais front." General Freyberg says. "I'll provide as much support as I can, but my troops simply aren't experienced or trained enough to engage the Imps head on in the mountains.""I'll do my best, General." You nod.(cont)
>>24986150"Good. Then this meeting is adjourned. All of you are dismissed, except you, Captain. I have a mission for you.""Finally, something to do!" Sam grins as she finishes up the notes she had been scribbling down. You have a feeling you'll need to consult those again down the line."That's what we're here for." You say."Good. Good." Freyberg nods. "Do you recall the artillery bombardments? The ones that sound like falling freight trains?""Oh yeah, Imperial heavy artillery." Sam shakes her head. "They just love their big guns.""Gorgon-class superheavy artillery." Isolde recites. "The largest mass production artillery vehicle currently in Imperial service.""That's... that's right." Freyberg says, caught off guard. "Are you...""An ex-Imperial, yes." Isolde nods."Well, I'll take your word for it." Freyberg coughs. "We do have some idea where that heavy artillery battery is positioned. If we are to have any chance of pushing out of Valais in force, that battery must be silenced.""We'll do it." You affirm. "When do you need them down?""Our counteroffensive is scheduled to begin in one week. You'll have until then.""No problem. You can count on the Demons, General.""I hope so."---"Man, they're really not pulling punches down here, are they?" Sam sighs as you exit the briefing room. "Superheavy artillery? You can bet that sort of stuff is going to be well guarded.""However, the Gorgon classes suffer from a critical flaw in that they are large and difficult to hide." Isolde points out. "And with all their destructive firepower, they are slow to load and fire, and their ammunition is highly volatile.""You really know your Imperial gear, Isolde." You whistle."I used to have one under my command.""Was it effective?""Until the magazine exploded from an accidental misfire.""Ah..."(cont)
>>24986391By the time you return to the barracks, the rest of your squad seems to have dispersed. You're sure you can track them down again. Then again, you're starting to get rather tired, and you've got a mission to complete with a week long deadline.>Let's get some rest.>Let's go talk to someone.>Other
>>24986414>Let's get some rest.Sleep is necessary.
>>24986414Let's see Heloise. With body armor on.Incidentally, did we ever get paid for our impromptu Imp stomping on the hill?
>>24986414>Let's go talk to someone.See if Heloise is about.
>>24986414>Let's go talk to someone.Make sure our tankers and mortar teams are squared away. Some munitions into that delicious magazine sounds like a good time. And just imagine capturing one. A
>>24986414>Let's get some rest.
>>24986414>Let's go talk to someone.Check on Heloise.
>>24986414Isolde.She would know the standard security arrangements and best locations for that Gorgon.
>>24986517it sounds like one good shot on it and it goes up like the forth
>>24986517Seconded.Intel is everything.
>>24986551or send our spy in to cause those things to blow up
>>24986551Misdires are a completely different thing from battle damage
>>24986517Works for me.
Did someone say sabotage? Cause I think someone said sabotage.We'll have to consult Elisabeth on our options.Also be sure to get our secret weapon up and running before we make our move
>>24986414You decide to go check on Heloise to see what became of her impromptu makeup session. However, when you pass by several lockers, you swear you can hear one of them breathing. Narrowing your eyes, you kick the offending locker open to see Alek tumbling out."Alek, what the hell are you doing in there?" You ask."You gotta help me, sir!" Alek pleads, genuine fear in his eyes. "She found out. I don't know how, but she did, and now she's after me! I'm gonna die!"You can only look on with a bemused expression.>Honor your promise. You gotta bail the poor guy out.>On second thought, some promises were made to be broken....>Other
>>24986705>Honor your promise.
>>24986705>>Honor your promise. You gotta bail the poor guy out.Tell him to bivouac somewhere inconspicuous and we will talk to Heloise.
>>24986705>Honor your promise. You gotta bail the poor guy out.You expected Alek, but it was I Jager!
>Honor your promise. You gotta bail the poor guy out.
>>24986705Did someone say honor? Because Jager is all about honor.[x] Honor your promise.
>>24986705>>Honor your promise. You gotta bail the poor guy out.And be sure to mention how cute he thought she looked when she comes after us.
>>24986705>Honor your promise. You gotta bail the poor guy out."Sorry Alek, I'll bail you out this time."
>Honor your promise. You gotta bail the poor guy out."Don't worry Alek Jagar is here!"
>>24986705"Alright, I'll take care of it, Alek." You say, patting him on the shoulder. "Such is my duty as your commanding officer.""T-thank you sir!" Alek cries before running off for another hiding spot.As if on cue, Heloise barges into the hallway, her face contorted in anger and rage. And even then, you can't help but notice she still somehow looks cute like that, similar to how Sam always seemed cute when flustered. You see that the marker has mostly been washed off, but there are a few smudges still clinging to her skin."ALEK! I KNOW YOU'RE HERE SOMEWHERE!" She growls before turning to see you. "Oh! Hello sir! I hope you don't mind if I murder Alek?">Actually, it was my fault. I ordered him to do it.>He went that way!>Other
>>24986895I totally made him do that, I thought it'd make you look even more adorable, and I was right.
>>24986895>Actually, it was my fault. I ordered him to do it.Do what you must. I've already won.
>>24986895>OtherWhy do you want to murder him? Is it because he called you cute? I thought girls like that?
>>24986895>Actually, it was my fault. I ordered him to do it."Helloise, I have something important to tell you. It's not Alek's fault, I forced him to do it. I knew you wanted to find a boyfriend and I figured that there was no better way to help you than to make you look utterly adorable by drawing whiskers and a monocle on your face.He thinks you're cute by the way. He's a good catch."
>>24986895"TEEEEEEN-HUT! Heloise, we have been given a mission of utmost importance involving the defense of this city, that will almost certainly involve killing dozens of imperial soldiers at range before blowing up their toy rocket launchers. Until that time I cannot allow you to kill my sniper."If you just want to get back at him I'm more than happy to help though. Turn about is fair play after all."
>>24986895>OtherGrab her face and draw the whiskers on her. And say, you were so cute when you where napping that I couldn't but help draw those whiskers on you.
>>24986895> Actually it was my fault. I made him do it.
>>24986961For fuck's sake, enough with the matchmaking bullshit.
>>24986895Brush her hair away with one hand, smiling that stunning Jager smile. Reveal the permenant marker, and lightly chuckle as you trace the whiskers we drew ourselves."Heloise, so sorry for the trouble. It was our little joke together, you were just so cute sleeping there alone."Get a contemplative and far-off look in our eyes. "Can you blame us? Two men, confronted with a vision of beauty? I apologize for our behavior, but cannot be sorry we did so."Now, let me help you - if you use this soap, it should come off easily, no harm no foul. It won't even harm a hair on your adorable face."While she's distracted with the cream and the sudden burst of seriousface.jpg compliments, we BAIL LIKE TRUE MEN.It'll either work like gangbusters, or she'll break our arm. Either way, totally worth it.
>>24986895"Well, uhh, it was my fault. I ordered Alek to do it. Why? I can't help it, he was sneaking looks at you while you were sleeping, blushing like an idiot. One thing led to another, and..well...there you go."Deflecting rage with something sort of embarrassing.
>>24986895> Actually, it was my fault. I made him do it. Also, the rest of those write-ins are terrible.
>>24986895> Actually, it was my fault. I made him do it.Oh God those other write-ins.
>>24986895>Actually, it was my fault. I ordered him to do it.Simpler the better...
>>24986895"Hm? What for?" You ask, feigning ignorance."He-he drew on my face! While I was asleep! Why would he do something like that!?""Well, to tell the truth, I actually ordered him to do it. I'm sorry, but it was all my fault."The look Heloise gives you suggests she's trying to decide whether to just laugh or punch you in the face."You're not just trying to cover for him, are you?""Nope. It was all me." You nod. "Though, to be fair we both agreed that you looked really cute with whiskers.""I...I....I just don't know anymore." Heliose shakes her head as her cheeks start reddening. "I'm just going to get some sleep and forget this ever happened.""Good idea." You say, a bit glad you managed to defuse the situation. At least for now."Ah! Captain! Just who I was looking for!"You turn to see Elizabeth standing behind you.>What can I help you with?>Sorry, can this wait till tomorrow? I'm pretty beat.>Other
>>24987178>What can I help you with?
>What can I help you with?
>>24987178"Good or bad reason for looking for me?"
>>24987195>>24987199>>24987202>>24987203JAGER HIVE MIND!
Oh hey, awesome, a VM thread! Too bad I'm la->marker prank...Goddamnit /tg/, Why do you keep doing this retarded shit?
>>24987178"What can I help you with?" You ask. "Well, I was helping Sam screen out the mail, and she wanted me to look for any letters addressed to her. I managed to find some after she left with you, but I can't seem to find her at the moment. I thought you could deliver to her for me."You take the letters from Elizabeth and look over them. Some of them are from old squad members you used to serve with, a few are from "the Wellings family", and a couple are from somebody named "Matthew".>Hey, I noticed we had a ton of mail. Any idea why?>Matthew? Who the heck is this guy?>Other
>>24987328>Hey, I noticed we had a ton of mail. Any idea why?
>>24987328>Hey, I noticed we had a ton of mail. Any idea why?We can rib Sam about Matthew later when we're together.
>>24987328AwwwwwwDoes our little Sam have a booooy frieeeeeend~~~~?
>>24987328>>Hey, I noticed we had a ton of mail. Any idea why?
>>24987328"Hey, I noticed we had quite a lot of mail, consider most of our squad doesn't have much family and friends to write to. Any idea why?" You ask."Well," Elizabeth shrugs, "Part of it is just the backlog catching up to us due to all the traveling. However, most of it is from admirers or people offering us jobs, with the occasional death threat. Really, just the natural result of celebrity.""I see..." You look down at the letters in your hand. It makes sense that you'd start getting more mail after you gained notoriety."If you don't need anything else, I'll be taking my leave, then." Elizabeth says.>Actually, I need to talk to you about something. [specify]>Night, Elizabeth.>Other
>>24987540"Any letters come in for me?"
>>24987304Bored military personnel gonna bored.>>24987328>Matthew? Who the heck is this guy.
>>24987304Jager was bored. At least it didn't end in genital mutilation.
>>24987554>>24987560These two. WE MUST KNOW!
>>24987560Supported, I'm curious.
>>24987560Works for me.
Most likely she won't know who Matthew is. Best to ask Sam directly.
>>24987540"Actually Elizabeth if you don't mind could you monitor imperial comms to see where they're stationing their battery when you have the time?"See if we might get a head start on this mission of ours
>>24987540"So, did any letters come in for me?" You ask."Well, lots, in fact.However, I doubt any of them are from any source you personally know. I wouldn't be able to know unless you authorized me to read them for you.""That makes sense." You nod. It wasn't uncommon for the local intelligence officer or one unlucky private to be given the job of reading everybody's mail for security reasons."Anyways, do you have any idea who this 'Matthew' guy is?" You ask, pointing to one of the letters."Just because I'm a spy doesn't make me omniscient." Elizabeth shrugs. However, you get the feeling she's just trying to deflect the issue. "If you really want to know, why don't you just ask Sam yourself?""I guess you're right." You sigh."Well, I'll see you tomorrow, then." Elizabeth says. "I still need to read through Sam's briefing notes. Gorgons are nasty pieces of machinery, for both their targets and their crews."Elizabeth then walks past you towards her bunk, leaving you alone in the hall again.>Deliver the letters to Sam. Ask her about her family and Matthew.>Nobody's around. Lets peek at the letters first.>Hold on to the letters and get some sleep. You can always wait till tomorrow. >Other
>>24987850>Deliver the letters to Sam. Ask her about her family and Matthew.
>>24987850>Deliver the letters to Sam.If it's important she'll explain herself.
>>24987850You decide to go deliver the letters to Sam right away. You manage to find her in the mess hall, apparently having a late dinner as she continues to study her briefing notes."Hey, Sam, I got a present for you." You say, ruffling her hair as you sit next to her."Sweet! My mail!" Sam's eyes widen and sparkle when she see's the handful of letters addressed to her."You know, I never asked before, but you have family?""Well, DUH. Everybody has a family." Sam rolls her eyes."Well, considering you never really talked about them much, and you seemed so enthusiastic becoming a mercenary, I just sort of assumed...""Yeah, I guess that's partly my fault, huh?" Sam nods. "My parents are still alive and kicking in Gallia. Mom's a teacher and Dad's a Colonel in the regulars and fought in both EWs. I have- I mean- had two brothers. The younger one was still around, but the older was killed when the Imps took Ghirlandio.""I'm sorry to hear that." You say."Yeah, well, I already got past that." Sam smiles sadly. "But I still miss him so much. He was a lot like you, actually. Totally fearless and not afraid to jump into the action.""Sounds like he was a great guy." You nod, and pull out the other letters. "By the way, who's this Matthew guy?""Ohmygodheactuallywroteback?!" Sam snatches the letter from your hand with unimaginable speed and has already torn the envelope open before you realized what happened."Sam, who is this Matthew?" You ask again, more sternly this time. You're not sure why but your paternal instinct is going into overdrive. "Is he some sort of boyfriend you haven't been telling me about?""What? No!" Sam flushes red and shakes her head vigorously. "Matt's my baby brother! If he sent a letter that means..."Sam's eyes then widen and she clasps her hands over her mouth. You're afraid she got some sort of terrible news or something."Sam, if-"(cont)
>>24988223"OH MY GOD HE MADE IT!" Sam locks you in a bear hug. "He made it! He made it! He made it!""Made... into... what?" You gasp."He got accepted into Lanseal Academy!" Sam absolutely beams. "Not even Dad managed to get there when he was a kid!">Lanseal Academy?>Good for him!>Other
>>24988254>Good for him!>Lanseal Academy?
>>24988254First, hug her back, pick her up and spin her around a few times. Because we can.>Good for him!"Good on him, it's a hard place to get into. Hopefully by the time he gets out the war will be over.">>24988267Premier, and only, military academy in Gallia.
>>24988254OOC: Let's see what she thinks about that come July.IC: ...Isn't that in Southern Gallia?
>>24988254>Good for him!"Now what the hell is Lanseal Academy?"
>>24988254>Lanseal Academy?Maybe it's actually good this time.
>>24988326A GREAT STAR HAS RIZEN TODAY! MAY IT SHINE LONG AND PROSPER!
>>24988254>Good for him!>>24988267Jaeger has to know what Lanseal Academy is because it's the is the only military academy in Gallia. Whole name is Lanseal Royal Military Academy. Just letting you know what it is by the way so you won't be left out.
>>24988254>Good for him!Whilst this the IC reaction, privately I can't help but wonder what kind of competent military academy would let that retard Avan in.
>>24988254"Good for him!" You say as you hug Sam back. "It's not easy to get into Lanseal. Competition is vicious due to the high demand.""Hey, weren't you a graduate from Lanseal?" Sam asks."To be honest, that whole stage in my life was kinda a blur." You admit. "Nobility is pretty much guaranteed a spot there, but it was the working class guys there that really made the grade.""Well, it's a big deal for us! Our family has a pretty big military tradition, but Matt's the first Wellings to get into Lanseal!">Hey, that's great and all, but isn't Lanseal in the South? Where that whole GRA business is happening?>Keep quiet about that. She doesn't need to know right now.>Other
>>24988636One that runs on the POWER OF FRIENDSHIP I guess.
>Keep quiet about that. She doesn't need to know right now.I'm honestly unsure on what's better here.
>>24988662>>24988744Forgot to quote
>>24988636Oh boy.Avan is going to get Matt killed isn't he?I would so put that REJOICE! pic up if I wasn't typing on a goddamned phone.
>>24988662>Hey, that's great and all, but isn't Lanseal in the South? Where that whole GRA business is happening?If it was us we'd want to know. Make sure to keep hugging her.
>>24988662>Hey, that's great and all, but isn't Lanseal in the South? Where that whole GRA business is happening?
>>24988662On one hand telling her now might mess with her. At the same time it doesn't feel something Jagar would just let slide either...>Hey, that's great and all, but isn't Lanseal in the South? Where that whole GRA business is happening?Well. Hope this doesn't backfire in some way later.
>>24988799>>24988842Is it really necessary to tell Sam about this? If she did, she'd worry incessantly over it and it might cause her to lapse in battle. Hell, worst case scenario is she'd go to Gallia herself.Ah, well. We didn't send Elizabeth to scout the artillery. I guess we could send her to get Sam's brother out of the mess.
>>24988662"Hey, that's great and all, but isn't Lanseal in the South? Where that whole GRA business is happening?" You don't like having to point that out, but it's the elephant in the room you can't ignore."Yeah, I realized that too, but, I don't think either side would be crazy enough to toss a bunch of untrained cadets into a civil war, right?""Of course not." You try to reassure her. You're pretty sure it wouldn't come to that, but there's a small part of your mind that refuses to be completely convinced. "I mean, come on, he's surrounded by the best and brightest Gallia's got to offer. He'll be fine.""Yeah, I'm sure he will." Sam nods. "Thanks, Cap.""So this means you don't have a boyfriend, right? If you do that's something I have to know right away." You deadpan."Damnit, Cap." Sam breaks into giggles and punches you in the shoulder. "No promises."As you return to your bunk, you're suddenly hit with a sinking feeling. Despite pretty much being surrogate siblings for almost a year now, you actually know very little about Sam's personal life. It took some random mail arriving for you to realize that.Well, at least you learned one thing new about her today. That should count for something.That night, you dream of Lanseal in flames.>And that's it for tonight! As I said before, I am going on a trip this weekend so there won't be any new threads this weekend. If I do happen to have time, I'll post a side chapter in the evening. However, the next CONFIRMED thread will be Monday night. Stay tuned!
>>24989041Thanks for the ride Merc
>>24987540>"Well," Elizabeth shrugs, "Part of it is just the backlog catching up to us due to all the traveling. However, most of it is from admirers or people offering us jobs, with the occasional death threat. Really, just the natural result of celebrity.">the occasional death threatWe should read these. For fun. And then personally write back with some sarcastic or overly-polite response.>>24987794>"Actually Elizabeth if you don't mind could you monitor imperial comms to see where they're stationing their battery when you have the time?"That sounds like a good idea. Hope we remember to do that next thread; get a map, Isolde, and Elizabeth, and try to work out where the Imperials would station their artillery... as well as what they'd guard it with.
>>24990224Another thing we should do that I just thought of: ASK ISOLDE ABOUT ALL THE BELKAN KNIGHTS!Jaeger probably had some idea of what each of Karla's knights was like, but Isolde would certainly know more.
>>24990305it would at least give us some useful intel on who we're going to punch in the face, like how to best punch them in the face
>>24988636Maybe Matt replaces Avan in this universe.