Shhhh, it'll be over soon. It's VALKYRIAN MERCS QUEST!Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20QuestDon't know what Valkyria Chronicles is? Check it out here! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyria_ChroniclesYou are MATTHEW WELLINGS, Samantha Wellings' little brother and Lanseal Military Academy student. After a hectic first day at school, you've made friends with Artya, the enigmatic masked Darcsen girl, and Mac, a laid back, womanizing guy who you suspect might be a closet masochist. After pretty much acing the entrance exams, the three of you were assigned to the mysterious Class Z, apparently a shadow class that doesn't officially exist within Lanseal's standard class structure. You managed to find and confront several members of Class Z, led by their class chair John Price, though they didn't really give you much useful information besides the location of their "homeroom" and instructions to report there in the morning.Well, it is now morning, about 7am in the morning to be exact. You've made sure to wake up early to give yourself plenty of time to find Class Z in case you get lost.You open the door to your dorm and see Artya sitting outside in the hall, looking as if she's silently humming to herself."Uhhhh, Artya? What are you doing outside my room? How did you even know which room I was in?"COULDN'T SLEEP. TOO EXCITED. Artya writes, not even answering your second question.GO TO CLASS NOW?>Sure, let's go.>Maybe we should find Mac first...>Other
>>25404738>Shhhh, it'll be over soon.you watched the xbox one shit huh?
>>25404738>>Maybe we should find Mac first...Team! Form up!
>>25404738>Maybe we should find Mac first...also that fucking MSG V red band trailer
>>25404738>Maybe we should find Mac first...
>>25404738>Sure, let's go.Mac's probably hitting on the ladies.
>>25404738"You know, we should probably find Mac first. If my guess is correct, he's probably in some kind of trouble right now." You say.Artya shrugs."You know where he is, don't you?"Artya nods.>roll 1d20
>>25404939And getting hit in return.>Sure, let's go.
Rolled 9>>25405020I'm on a roll
Rolled 1>>25405020To the female dormitories.
Rolled 20"I hope he isn't hanging around the changing rooms..."
Rolled 17>>25405020WHOOO LANSEAL SHENANIGANS
>>25405070if only you had rolled that sooner
Fuck yeah, best time of the night!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQGlu787f78>>25405045Here's hoping it's good enough. Don't wanna be late for class because we were busy looking for that muppet.
>>25405045Artya leads you out of the boys' dormitories, either oblivious or uncaring at the strange looks she gets from her male classmates as you walk out. Upon exiting the boys' dormitories, she leads you straight to the entrance to the girls' dormitories.You are somehow not surprised at all.Mac is of course trying to woo the girls as they come out of the dorms, with varying amounts of success. Some return his advances with a smile or a surreptitiously passed note. Most just ignore him, with a few shooting poisonous glares or frowns and a couple even go so far as to give him a good smacking. But, Mac is Mac, and he refuses to be cowed.>On second thought, we should just let him do his thing.>STOP HAVING FUN, MAC>Other
>>25405294>STOP HAVING FUN, MACC'mon mate we're going to be late! You can whoo girls any other day of the week!
>>25405294>>On second thought, we should just let him do his thing.No, no, I want to see where this goes.
Rolled 13>>25405294>On second thought, we should just let him do his thing."Lets just head to class."
>>25405294>On second thought, we should just let him do his thingLet's see how long it takes for him to get the lesson.
Rolled 11>>25405294>On second thought, we should just let him do his thing."Just... just watch. The master is busy at work. Also, five ducats says he gets smacked at least five more times."
>>25405294>STOP HAVING FUN MAC, YOU HORNY MUPPET YOUClearly Mac is a student of the Kurz Weber school of sniperdom.
Rolled 52>>25405294>>STOP HAVING FUN, MAC
>>25405294>Join him in trying to chat up da girls
>>25405355Yes, we must learn his ways!We must learn the way of, The D. We do not understand the subtleties of the D the way the nobleman does, we only know the primitive methods of the D from the army, plastering worshiped women on the sides of tanks and planes which dont exist.
>>25405294SHOULD WE HELP?"What, the girls or Mac?" You sigh. "Nah, we should just leave let him have his fun."Now, Mac seems to have centered on a red headed student, who's nice enough to stop and listen to what he has to say, but is clearly getting more impatient by the second. You're wondering how badly Mac is going to hit when a very familiar pink haired girl walks out in the hall. Upon seeing you and Artya, you can see the disdainful frown forming in slow motion on her face."Aw crap." You mutter to yourself.>Stand your ground. You're doing nothing wrong.>ABORT ABORT ABORT>Other
>>25405655Honestly, I'm looking for confrontation.
>>25405655>Stand your ground. You're doing nothing wrong.
>>25405655>>Stand your ground. You're doing nothing wrong.
>>25405655>Stand your ground. You're doing nothing wrong.Not one step back comrades. Besides we have the numbers
>>25405655>Stand your ground. You're doing nothing wrong.Talk some smack.
>>25405655>Stand your ground.Fuck Juliana, if Sam was here she'd kick her ass.
>>25405655>Stand your ground. You're doing nothing wrong.We're not here to fight, but we'll challenge the bitch to a dance off if we have to.
>>25405655>Wave stupidly. We'll make her oddly curious to our actions, she finds out about the SF classes, have to remain silent about it to keep her possition as a student, and hate herself more and more as "That Idiot boy, his pervert, and that gas masked mute are considered Elite?!" dwells in her mind.Then she snaps.Or wants the D, either or.
>>25405655>ABORT ABORT ABORTGrab hold of Mac and Artya, and get the hell out of there, she may ask what class we "Ruffians" ended up in and we have to make a cover story that would probably be easily taken apart.
>>25405655>Stand your ground. You're doing nothing wrong.Better bail Mac out. In the field, we are a family.
>>25405655"Oh, it's YOU." Julianna narrows her eyes and strides toward you, or more accurately, towards Artya. You might as well not even exist to her. "Come to gloat about your short lived victory?"Artya cocks her head to the side, obviously confused.PLEASE EXPLAIN"Oh, don't play dumb." Julianna's frown has now formed into a full scale scowl. "Everybody knows you scored the highest in the field exams. You even beat MY old score! What makes you think you're so good?"You get the feeling that this isn't going to end well, but you're too afraid of butting in since your interference might end up causing the situation to escalate. You take a quick glance at Mac and see he's still busy flirting with the redhead, but a knowing glance from him lets you know he's well aware of what's going on and ready to jump in if needed.Artya furiously scribbles down several notes.I'M NOT JUST GOODI'M THE BESTNow THAT seemed to set off Julianna even more, and she stands uncomfortably close to Artya in an attempt to intimidate her, which could very well work seeing as how Julianna was easily at least a full head taller than her."Those are mighty big words to come from a peasant Darcsen like yourself."Without missing a beat, Artya reaches into her pocket and pulls out another note, handing it to Julianna.BIG WORDS FOR A GIRL ABOUT TO GET STABBED IN A VITAL ARTERYYou and everybody else look down to see that Artya's other arm is holding a sharpened pencil dangerously close to Juianna's thigh, right over where the femoral artery should be. You wonder how long Artya has been keeping that note around for a situation like this...However, the situation seems to have made Juliana even more angry. Her face becoming a new shade of red you're not sure what to call. She's obviously not backing down.The atmosphere now has gotten very tense. You're not sure if Artya is bluffing or not, and you don't really want to find out.(cont)
"Hey, Twin Peaks! How's it going?
>>25406044>Trust Artya to handle this.>Jump in.>Try to find a teacher or somebody of authority.>Other
>>25406044>Trust Artya to handle this. But be ready should either of them go too far.
>>25406057>>Other"Stand down, Artya."
>>25406057"How about we take bets on how long it takes Mac to get smacked?"
>>25406044Artya confirmed for best girl.>>25406057>Jump in.And make sure that Julianna KNOWS we just saved her from a slow, agonizing death by blood loss.
>>25406057"Artya, pretty sure my sister said no killing."
>>25406057>Jump in.Grab her tits. Direct that anger towards us.
>>25406057>Grab Artya's wrist"Artya, she's trying to pick a fight. Don't give her the satisfaction."
>>25406057>>Jump in."Alright, twin peaks, step of my girl before things get unpleasent!"Shove her, throw our arm around Artya's shoulders and lead her off.
>>25406057Jump in.It might be meta considering where Artya's from, but I think we've got words to give her as well."Let's everybody calm down! Artya we're supposed to be on the same bloody side here, don't be so distraught Twin peaks, you should be glad to have some competition, unless you're actually scared."
>>25406057>Jump in.Defuse the situation by separating the two of them by showing that we are a reasonable, moderate person.
>>25406120We've known her for one day.
>>25406057>>Trust Artya to handle this.
>>25406057>Jump in.Put some major notes of command, sternness, and loudness into our voice."Juliana, you have a sharp object next to your femoral artery, back off.Artya, stand down, don't stab her, she's not worth it."
>>25406057>Trust Artya to handle this.
We need to get Artya a trench knife for whatever the major gift-giving holiday of the setting is. And maybe a lighter made from spent brass from our rifle, that we made ourself.
>>25406218Mate give her a soddin' Kukri and she'll be stabbing people like a discount Ghurka. (Props to the anon who came up with that line in reference ot Shen Hua from Black Lagoon)
>>25406218>>25406232whynotboth.jpgKukri on a upper arm sheath, and trench knife on an ankle sheath
>>25406232Discount? I fail to see how Artya could be discount in any way shape or form. She's premium adorable.
>>25406218like the one Aryom in Metro 2033 uses?
>>25406232B-but muh Metro reference.Oh, and a Nagant M1895.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagant_M1895
>>25406254Why not go the full mile and get her an infantry sabre as well? She can roll into battle with a sword. (Well if we end up getting a choice to make her a fencer this might become a possibility)
>>25406218If I'm not mistaken, Ramirez gave her a hatchet or axe or something, and Isolde gave her a saber. Is ther anything else she already has?
>>25406296I don't think she's used to using a sword compared to a knife and a knife is quicker.
Maybe in the academy store?Maybe we'll run into Welkin
What makes you guys think she doesn't already have one?
>>25406296Nah, Artya is a "Sneak up and knife you in the throat" type person. Not, "Lol, watch me charge you with a sword."
>>25406339that would be the place to get one.
>>25406293Operate operationally?>>25406261She is, but I just wanted to use that phrase.>>25406335>>25406378B-but muh sword...
For the record OP, if you try to have Avan join the Demons, I will murder you. Just has to be said.
>>25406401Get Juliana a new sword as a peace offering if you want a sword.
>>25406420Maybe that's how Artya and Juliana finally get along in the end...
>>25406415remind me again, what's so bad about Avan?
>>25406144The point is to defuse the situation. My thought was to apologize to Artya later. Just need to get some seperation and hopefully the shock will hold long enough for use to scoot.
>>25406415is she the crazy sniper that is after alek's dick?
>>25406433Personally I think Julianna's ok, she's still just in her "Annoying Stuck up Aristocratic Bitch" mode. We need to let Zeri work on her a bit.
>>25406433>Artya and Juliana finally get alongHAH!Juliana is maximum POG compared to us in Class Z.She's this guy.
>>25406465Nope its tard protagonist with emphasis on tard and tard sides and tard pudding and extra tard with tard sauce and tard filling. OH and tard coating.
>>25406468>We need to let Zeri work in her a bit.ftfy
>>25406454He's a MORON. Annoyingly so.
>>25406415OP hates Avan as much as the rest of us.
>>25406057You decide that things are getting a bit too hot here, so you decide to step in."Hey, everyone, maybe we should just step back, take a deep breath, and CALM DOWN." You say, gently prying Arty and Julianna apart. "How about we take bets on how long it takes Mac to get smacked?""The nerve of you!" Julianna seems to have calmed down a bit, but not nearly enough. "This is between me and... and.. that PEASANT!""Let's everybody calm down! Artya we're supposed to be on the same bloody side here, don't be so distraught Twin peaks, you should be glad to have some competition, unless you're actually scared." >roll 1d20
Rolled 3>>25406516ROLLANsnexhi fwordHehe yes captcha we all want it to happen
Rolled 15>>25406516>twin peaks.
>>25406415I doubt he will as he tries to avoid canon characters and scenarios and if he would let anyone end up joining the demons it'd be Magari and even that's not likely.
Rolled 8>>25406516Let's roll
>>25406528fug :DJuliana's getting stabbed isn't she.EHClowse undoubtedly JEsus captcha is on a roll today
Rolled 2>>25406516Here's to rolling
>>25406528>>25406535>>25406550Top roll is a 15. Here's hoping.
Rolled 6>>25406690the hell is that?
>>25406716looks like an image from that new MGS game
>>25406745na its the beast commander coming for REVENGE and he brought FRIENDS!
>>25406535Julianna gives you a good, long stare before realizing that her little confrontation with Artya has picked up an audience. "Fine. We'll put this little 'incident' behind us.... for now." Julianna swishes her hair and moves to walk off before Artya taps her on the shoulder."Yes?" She says, looking at Artya suspiciously.Arty hands Julianna another note. While she's reading it, you see her quickly sign to you.<Retreat! Retreat! Retreat!>You see Julianna recoil in horror at whatever Artya wrote and that's all you need to know before grabbing Artya by the wrist and exiting the area at full speed, Julianna's "GET OUT OF HERE, PEASANT!" still ringing in your ears."W-what did you say to her?" You ask.Artya, who looks like she's laughing silently under the mask, looks at you and shrugs.Unfortunately, you were forced to leave Mac behind, but you're sure he'll be fine. You hope.>It's still a bit early. Let's explore the campus a bit!>Nah, let's head straight to class.>Other
>>25406796>Nah, let's head straight to class
>>25406796>It's still a bit early. Let's explore the campus a bit!The wanderlust is strong in this one.
>>25406796>Nah, let's head straight to class.>>25406766Oh fuck...
Rolled 15>>25406796>>It's still a bit early. Let's explore the campus a bit!never too late to explore
>>25406796>Nah, let's head straight to class.We've been through quite a lot today. No need to gather more attention.
>>25406796>It's still a bit early. Let's explore the campus a bit!Cafeteria! Breakfast slop!
also, out of curiosity, are we sticking to canon where Julianna dies?
>Nah, let's head straight to class.I wonder if Artya followed our lead and made some boob jokes more over the line than ours.
>>25406796>Nah, let's head straight to class.If we're there before Price, we should eraser prank him. I wanna see how he reacts.
>>25406796>Nah, let's head straight to class.
>>25406796>EXPLORE>DISREGARD CLASS A GOONS>ACQUIRE LOOT
Rolled 8>>25406837Nope, we're gonna pull something awesome and save her noble ass so she finally admits she want's Zeri's D and that Darcsens are people too.
>>25406875sounds like a good plan
>>25406875Or, we'll be the one who takes out the airship.
>>25406908Doesn't that accomplish the same thing?
>>25406947It wasn't very clear on what happened to it in the game. It was just there and never shown again.
>>25406875Maybe, maybe Avan takes her place?please?
>>25406986Never played it myself, no PSP. Well whatever happens she's gonna fucking live if we have to drag her out of the grave and she's going to live and make little pink and dark haired babies with Zeri and live happily ever after.
>>25406796>>It's still a bit early. Let's explore the campus a bit!
>>25407025How about he just gets shot in the throat and can't talk again. Ever.>>25407051And I just used live three times in the same sentence. Part of my writing soul just died.
>>25407051so let's see...Karla x Jager,Zeri x JuliannaAnd maybe Elsa x Alek x Tarin
>>25407104add Sam x Isolde and Artya x Trench knife and it gets my vote
>>25407104sounds about right
>>25407142huh, forgot about those guys
>>25407104You forgot Matthew x Artya
>>25406796"Come on, Artya, let's get to class." You say, leading to (where you believe) Class Z's homeroom is. It probably takes you at least a good ten to fifteen minute to find it, and unfortunately, getting there means you have to pass Class A's room every time. The mornings are sure going to be INTERESTING...Sure enough, you find the the room that you were told to report to. You nervously look around up and down the empty halls, suffering from that eternal nagging feeling that you might have missed something, or you read the directions wrong or something.Artya takes one look at you, shakes her head, and opens the door for you. Inside is probably no more than twenty or so students. Some of them seemed normal enough, though more than a few seemed hardcore as shit, Price included.Speaking of Price, you can see him at the front of the classroom, casually disassembling and cleaning a pistol on his desk."Ah, the freshies. Well, two of you at least. Glad you could make it." Price nods. "Take any seat you see. The teacher should be here soon.">Sit at the front of the class.>Sit in the middle.>Sit in the back.>Try talking to somebody.>Other
>>25407176>>Try talking to somebody.need to KNOW
>>25407176>Talk to peopleSOCIABILITY DAMNITWhose the most badass one there, and is there a bunny in this den of wolves.
>>25407171>>25407142Artya is not for lewds
>>25407201No, but we will woo her and see her face for the first time.
>>25407176>Sit in the back.Sniper. That's my reasoning.
>>25407201With Matt there's no real age gap.
>>25407176>>Try talking to somebodyNormalish looking probably.
>>25407176>OtherSit in a spot which places us far enough from both the windows and door to not be the first one shot in event of an attack from either direction, while giving us a good eyeline to both.
>>25407236and as soon as Matt sees her face, she will gouge his eyes out
>>25407263I highly doubt that, but whatever.
>>25407263this is probably going to lead to something akin to Love and Krieg.
>>25407257Cromartie mind?Polite sage for off topic
>>25407176>Try talking to somebody.Talk to Price, he looks lie he knows whats going on
>>25407311Uhm, what? I have no idea what you're asking me. Or saying if that's it.
>>25407371y-y-you t-t-tooSeriously though havn't you seen Cromartie High?
I am now imagining OP having us play Avan for a side chapter. Am I a bad person?
>>25407568Yes. You should feel bad.
>>25407553Nope, sorry. Just looked it up to see what it was. My anime is rather limited and random.
>>25407624Eh oh well.
>>25407568That would be hilarious. If only because of how hard everyone would try to kill him. Or alternatively have him notice the people hitting on him.
>>25407176You decide to see if you can get any more info from Price. You approach him carefully, though Price already knows you're coming from a mile away. He just kind of glances at you casually."You need something, freshie?" He asks.Meanwhile you realize Artya is no longer next to you. Where the hell did she go?>What do you want to ask Price?
>>25407696Hey! It's my friend out in the courtyard>Jump out the window to meet himHa ha, that's funny brain, im on the sixth floor>Have i ever led you wrong before? JUMP.I dunno...>Look man, here's some sweet sweet endorphins, Jump.
>>25407808"Okay, what is up with this Class Z thing? I've done some digging and worked out the basics, but why is there a secret class in the first place? What's the goal of this class? Why was I chosen?"
>>25407808"So what the hell is this class for anyway?">Classified overAcCaptcha I don't think that's why this class is classified
>>25407808What should we tell people who ask what class we're in. We have to know what kind of cover story we have to give to people if we're technically non-existent.
>>25407808"I was wondering what the deal is with this class? I mean, we couldn't find any info on it anywhere until you showed up. And then Twin Peaks claims Artya has the highest score on record in the field exams, so why wouldn't they have put her in Class A?"
>>25407808Will we be... Known? Because deniable ops in honorable and all, but my father is a general, and im the first in the family accepted into this academy. he'd want to see me as a big leader, a name in newspapers, the kind of guy they name new tanks off of.I want to do my part, but, i dont want my recognition being just a good feeling. Sorry if that sounds kinda... selfish.
>>25407860this seems to be about the most reasonable question.
>>25407860Meta-Anser: Class A is generally reserved for those who would make good subjects for what the Headmaster's planning.Also there seems to be a no Darcsens rule in that class it seems (it's noted in the game Class A has none)
>>25407104It's actuallyElsa x Alek x Tarin x Heloise
>>25408025True, but Matthew doesn't know that, so the question is reasonable from an in-character perspective.
>>25408264I drool at the thought of a foursome...
>>25408264>>25408303*slaps*No. We'll have trouble enough getting Alek to touch a single girl himself, much less three. And no, they wouldn't do it either. At least not together.
I personally find the whole match making thing annoying.
>>25408341all in good time
>>25407808"I was wondering what the deal is with this class? I mean, we couldn't find any info on it anywhere until you showed up. And then Twin Peaks claims Artya has the highest score on record in the field exams, so why wouldn't they have put her in Class A?""Ah, everybody always asks that the first time." Price grins. "The long and short of it is, Class Z is reserved for those students who've acquired a very certain set of skills. Skills that would be wasted if they were placed in any other class.""Like...?""Surviving in extreme environments, ability to move around quickly and quietly, outside the box thinking, lack of fear, no compunctions about resorting to... 'ungentlemanly' methods..." Price shrugs. "That's why we're off the books. Not very good PR, you see.""Uh huh." You nod. "That's why Artya didn't get in Class A?""Personally, I don't think Miss Strawberry Milk would've let her in anyways." Price laughs. "Her loss.">roll 1d20
>>25408303>>25408355Agreed, can we wait until something hilarious ic happens to attempt anything?
>>25408264We really need to take the strain off of Alek before the poor boy keels over.Tarin might have a thing for the Commander, which im for, even though im even more for Karla Ragemance.Elsa? Meet RAMIRIZ. She got hot and bothered by Alek's tunnelvison on hunting her? Just wait until she sees 360 noscope.
Rolled 1>>25408448Figured as much.
Rolled 10>>25408478>>25408483>>25408495Holy balls we just got screwed by something.
>>25408478Did Artya loot the entire room while we weren't looking?
Rolled 8>>25408448Fine by me mate
>>25408511The great pink peaks found us.
>>25408448ok, that explains why Artya is here instead of class A, but now I need to know why Mac and I were brought in here, as far as I can tell we don't qualify for any of those traits.
>>25408478we rolls a one... thenOh God, She Followed Mac Here.
>>25408562Outside of the box thinking my friend, outside of the box. And I doubt we have any compunctions about fighting dirty, lying, cheating.
we're doomed, aren't we?
>>25408562We used a wounded hostile to lure out their Engineer so we could shoot him. That's pretty underhanded.
>>25408597You mean standard sniper practice?
>>25408613Snipers in this universe are all sunshine and dreams.
Rolled 4>>25408634Except Cezary because he's just a dick.
>>25408483"And nice try sneaking up on me, Stalker, but I could hear you stomping your way here like a tank in a window factory." Price says nonchalantly.Artya's head pops up from behind a desk, and you can almost swear she was pouting under the mask.HOW?"Stick around, Stalker, and maybe I'll teach ya." Price laughs.>Stalker?>I wonder what's keeping Mac...>So who's the teacher?>Other
>>25408613It's this world's equivalent of WWII.Back then, captured snipers often faced HORRIFYING mistreatment, because what they did was regarded as "dishonorable" and all that shit.>>25408725>Stalker?
>>25408725>Stalker?oh boy this will be good!
>>25408725>stalker?You sure we're not in class K there chief?
>>25408725>>Stalker?Prelude to getting our own awesome hopefully nickname.
>>25408725>>Stalker?>>I wonder what's keeping Mac...>>So who's the teacher?ask all the questions
>>25408725>I wonder what's keeping Mac...Hope we don't have to fight Price.
>>25408822>implying it would be a fight>implying he wouldn't just press V and fly 20 yards at us with a knife killing us instantly
I think the consensus here is asking about Arya's nickname
>>25408725"Her nickname. Class rule. Everybody has a nickname we use on missions. Missions and classes are kept completely separate." Price says. "We decided to call her Stalker because honestly, she moves like one.""And not because he was impressed with her beating his score." Mactavish snickers."ALMOST beat my score." Price says defensively. "Don't worry, we'll come up with one for you and Mac in due time.""We can't come up with one for ourselves?""Hell no! Then what's the point?" Price shakes his head. "The class picks your name, not you.""Makes sense, I guess." You nod."WHOOOO, finally found it!" Mac says as he enters the door, with a few new bruises and slap marks."Had fun?" You ask."Oh yeah, lots!" Mac grins. "I got some promising leads. There's this one redhead though, oh maaaaaaan if I could just get her to open up...""Whoa, hold up there." Mactavish sits up in his seat. "This redhead, she's pretty short, wears a thick scarf, and has a fiery temper that rivals the heat of a thousand suns?""Yeah..." Mac says.Mactavish whistles and the rest of the class just shakes their heads."I think you just hit on Meltdown. All I can say is uh... good luck, man."At that moment the same redheaded girl from before bursts into the room, obviously not in a good mood."Ugh! You wouldn't BELIEVE what I had to go through this morning, Soap!" The girl sighs before realizing she's run into Mac. "Gah! What the hell are you doing here?!?""Ummm, I'm in this class?" Mac grins."Son of a bitch! I knew it!" The redhead curses."Ah, don't worry so much about it." Nikolai laughs. "We're already betting how long it'll be before he gives up!"There's a bit of laughter in the room."So I guess you're the other two new students, huh?" The redhead approaches you and Artya, calming down slightly. "Name's Ashley Dunn. Hope you won't be as annoying as this clown here." >No, not at all.>He's actually a pretty nice guy.>Show no mercy.>Other
>>25409198>No, not at all.Her nickname is Meltdown.Lets try to stay on her good side.
>>25409198>He's actually a pretty nice guy.Worry not Mac. I shall defend you honor!
>>25409198>He's actualy pretty niceYou know when he's not perving on anything that moves, has long hair and or doesn't possess manly bits.Okay yeah he's pretty horrific, but he's a cool guy give him a chance.
>>25409198>Show no mercy.Sorry mac, you brought it on yourself.
>>25409198>No, not at all.
>>25409198>Other"I'm still convinced that it's all an elaborate ruse to throw people off. No one could possibly be that annoying without having a heart of gold underneath."
>>25409198>>He's actually a pretty nice guy.well, once you get past his philandering, anyways.
>>25409198>Ask to see her bellybuttonSeriously though>He's actually a pretty nice guy.
>>25409243something tells me she uses a flamethrower
>>25409198>show no mercy.not sure what this actually means, but mercy is a bad thing.
>>25409313Nah she's no good with fire, her STR isn't high enough to equip fire amp, she gets lightning. Now Io? She gets fire.
>>25409198>>Show no mercy.Because honestly, he deserves none.
>>25409198>>25409357So, in meta who is this?
>>25409198>He's actually a pretty nice guy.I'd vouch for him, he was one of the first friends we made.
>>25409198>He's actually a pretty nice guy.
>>25409390Airi Ban from Devil Survivor 2. Typical cut-n-paste Tsun.
>>25409198>He's actually a pretty nice guy.But he does have a tendency to treat school like a dating sim. But besides that, he's cool!
>>25409198>No, not at all
>>25409423Thank you kind anon.
>>25409198"Actually, he's a pretty nice guy." You say, feeling a bit bad for Mac. "You know, besides all the constant womanizing and philandering. I think, underneath that crusty exterior of pervertedness, he's actually got a heart of gold. Or.... something close to gold, at least.""Hmph, whatever." Ashely huffs before angrily marching off to her desk."Holy crap, what is her problem?" You ask Price quietly. "Ah, she's always been notoriously short tempered. You'll get used to it, especially after you see her in action." Price laughs. "Anyways, I guess I haven't properly introduced my team here. This pretty boy here is Jake MacTavish, goes by Soap, and Nikolai? Well... we just call him Nikolai."You nod at Price's partners in crime, who give you an acknowledging nod back."As for the rest of the class, you'll start getting to know them once the school year starts getting under way. With that whole civil war thing going on, I think our missions are only going to increase.">Wait, you mean we're actually going to FIGHT?>What's going on with the civil war, anyways?>Other
>>25409539>Wait, you mean we're actually going to FIGHT?
Rolled 14>>25409539>What's going on with the civil war, anyways?"What are the newspapers not telling us?" or "What is the actual situation like? Are we losing?"
>>25409539What's going on anyways?(heeyyyeyeyyyyeeeayyyeyyay)Considering the youngest shock trooper ever was twelve I think we're getting the long end of the stick here.
>>25409539>>What's going on with the civil war, anyways?need more intel
>>25409539>Wait, you mean we're actually going to FIGHT?>What's going on with the civil war, anyways?These are both important questions
>>25409539>>Wait, you mean we're actually going to FIGHT?>>What's going on with the civil war, anyways?More of a "What's going on with...wait we're going to fight?"
>>25409539>Wait, you mean we're actually going to FIGHT?"Oh hell, my sister is going to raise hell if she finds out that I'm going to be fighting. Probably drag Jager all the way over here so she can worry about me properly."
>>25409539Looks like Artya's wish of a peaceful life just got shattered.>>25409614Also going with this.
>>25409539"Whoa, hold up there, does that mean we're actually going to FIGHT?" You gape."Well, of course." Price shrugs. "Technically, we're all part of the regular military. Current Gallian law forbids the use of militia to resolve domestic affairs, so it's up to the regular military, or what's left of it anyways, to put down the GRA. Plus, since we're in the south, pretty much in the heartland of GRA territory, it's not hard to put two and two together.""Shit, my sister is going to be SO pissed when she hears about this." You sigh."That's the price of Gallian citizenship." Price shrugs."Class is now in session!" An elderly, but powerful voice booms through the room. Immediately, students begin scrambling for their seats, leaving you, Artya, and Mac ending up sitting next to Ashley.From the door, an older gentleman with greying hair and a full military dress uniform strides to the from of the room with a professional grace, his posture and stride suggestion he's been in the military for quite a long time, just like Dad."Class, it is a new year, and we have fresh recruits. I would like to introduce you to Matthew Wellings, Artya, and Luke MacMillan."There's a brief round clapping, as protocol called for."For those of you that don't know, I am Edward Novak, and I will be your teacher for Class Z.""All of you, report to Shephard for field exercises. I will be giving our new recruits here our orientation."With that, the rest of the students quickly file out of the room, leaving the three of you alone with Novak."So, recruits, let me ask you," Novak begins pacing in front of you, "why do you think you're here?">Well?
>>25409936>report to Shephard for field exercises
>>25409936"I thinking your about to tell me."
>>25409936"To stab a bitch, bitches love stabbings"This, on a sign, written by Artya
>>25409936"Because we're good enough to give the nobility a run for their money but not nobility?"
>>25409936>Because we're apparently good at something you deem important and you're going to make us better.
>>25409936Hell if i know.
>>25409973If nothing else? this.
>>25409936"Best of the best of the best, uh sir. With honors."
>>25409936Because a fair fight means you're waging war incorrectly.
>>25409973going with this
>>25409999make sure you don't hit any 8 year olds with physics books during the firing exercise. It looks bad on the academy.
>>25409936"Because Mac and I suck at sniping enough to make the observers think our actions were totally planned. Artya here is very good at sneaking and has a REALLY good arm.
>>25409936"Because we're all very good at what we do and what we do isn't accepted military doctrine, and/or we wouldn't mesh well with a normal class despite our skills.Artya's dangerous, Darcsen, and has already seen conflict, Mac doesn't look a fraction as competent as he is, but I'm not really sure why you picked me as well."
>>25409936>dat pic>Our teacher is Dewey NovakFuck me like a virgin goat.>>25409936"Because if you're not cheating, you're not fighting hard enough?"
>>25409936"I'm uhhhhh, drawing a blank here." Mac sighs.TO STAB PEOPLE?"I guess, you because you think we've got some sort of potential?" You ask. "Though I can't imagine what. Me and Mac didn't even do that much in the field exam. It was all Artya."Novak merely smiles."You are here, because I see in you potential that the other teachers here simply can't see. Did you ever wonder why your team composition was the way it was?""That was you?!" You blink."Oh yes. I wanted to see how you would handle being part of an overly specialized team. Your marksmanship is a minor issue. That can always be improved. However, what's harder to find are soldiers that can THINK.""You see," He continues, "The problem with the other classes is that they are overly reliant on a single individual, or small group of individuals, for leadership. But what happens when their class chair is eliminated? No orders come down and the entire organization crumbles. I've seen it countless times. In Class Z, EVERY student is a potential leader. You are encouraged, no, EXPECTED to show your own initiative in the field, especially if you have no contact with the higher chain of command.""I guess that makes sense." You nod. "But why all the secrecy?""Because in recent years, I have realized that there is a serious gap in Gallia's military capabilities." Novak frowns. "We have a very respectable conventional military, but what about those matters that require a 'finer' touch? Too sensitive to use the military on, but too risky to send something as unreliable as a Nameless unit at it, either. I created Class Z as a way to fill that gap."SO WE ARE SPECIAL?"Correct." Novak nods. "Class Z will form the basis of the Gallia Royal Secret Service. A unit specialized to handle missions that the regular army can't handle or that can't be trusted to Nameless.">That sounds really cool.>That sounds absolutely crazy.>Other
>>25409539I thought the entire point of a military academy was to train us BEFORE going to war.
>>25410219>That sounds absolutely crazy. I like it.
>>25410219>That sounds really cool...and absolutely crazy.
>>25410219>>That sounds absolutely crazy. In the totally awesome way.
>>25410219>>That sounds absolutely crazy. And cool. I like it.
>>25410219>That sounds absolutely crazy."That sounds absolutely crazy, I mean seriously crazy. I mean we're students and you're sending us out in the field. Fortunately I happen to like crazy, life would be boring otherwise."
>>25410250Disregard, didn't refresh. Also, they're trusting TRAINEES with becoming the core of the Secret Service? I would expect, at the very least, experienced soldiers who have proven themselves IN COMBAT, not who did well on standardized testing. Seriously, what the fuck is up with Gallia?
>>25410219Sounds crazy, but cool. Sam's going to be so pissed if she finds out, but I guess the idea is that we're a secret yes?
>>25410337watch the anime/play the game and you will see.
>>25410337Simply put, the majority of Gallia's military strength is in its Militia, who are basically citizen soldiers who largely won't be interested in joining an SF unit.The Regulars are basically far too rigid in their thinking to consider it.Plus, Lanseal is basically the West Point of Gallia. If you're going to found a new SF unit, you might as well start from the ground up.
>>25410337Plus sending cadets into combat isn't a regular thing. It's a desperation measure because the civil war comes right off the heels of the Imperial invasion, which sapped the regular military of most of its strength.
>>25410382Also lets keep in mind Lanseal is the ONLY military academy in Gallia. This is literally the only place to screen candidates.
>>25410403And the entire Central Gallian army!Fuckin' Damon
>>25410337Not to mention the civil war essentially divided the Militia between GSA and Loyalists.
>>25410432Actually the Militia can't be activated during a civil dispute, leading to a major issue.
>>25410479though, I'm guessing the internal issue caused the other half of the militia to side with the GRA anyways.
>>25410432>>25410403>>25410405>>25410382Gallian military is undermanned and just ever so slightly incompetent, got it.
>>25410503Well the regular army is, the Militia has some of the best officers and men you could ask for.Squad 7 is literally a squad loaded with badasses that have no right to be badass.Take the example of Jane Turner, small rural florist turned sadist shocktrooper, or Aisha Neumann a shocktroop at 12 years of age.
>>25410538Ah yes, Aisha Neumann. Has more hit points than a Gallian Light Tank and can probably take one out.
>>25410576My aging grandmother could take out a Gallian light tank.By sneezing on it.
>>25410576As I said. Badasses with no right to be badass.Another example is Audrey Heitinga, a lancer with a bubbly personality and a penchant for being more prepared than an American Armoured platoon. Oh yeah did we mention she can crush a watermelon with her barehands and she's a friggin LANCER?>>25410617Yoko Martens, 40 years of age, also a lancer. She's the most accurate of ALL your lancers, males included. So yeah. Aging grandmothers CAN take out a Gallian light tank, and Imperial light, heavy and mediums too!
>>25410538There is something screwy when the conscripts outmatch the professional forces.
>>25410640Does it say something bad about me if two of my favorite shocktroopers were Wendy and Jane?
>>25410219"That is both a really crazy and really awesome sounding idea." You grin. Sam would probably be ultra pissed about it, but she got to romp around Europa with a group of elite mercenaries. Why can't you romp around Gallia with a group of elite cadets?"I was hoping you would say that." Novak smiles and turns to Mac and Artya. "And you two?""Hey, if anything, the ladies LOVE the handsome guy with the mysterious job he can never talk about." Mac nods. "I'm SO in."I WILL JOIN IF I CAN LOOT WHAT I FIND"Well, then, welcome to Class Z!" Novak grins. "Now, if you will follow me, I have an announcement that must be made to the whole class.The three of you follow Novak out to the field, where you see the rest of Class Z performing physical exercises. They all come to attention when they see Novak approach."At ease." He coughs, clearing his throat for speech mode. "Class, I know that over the past few years, we have enjoyed quite a bit of freedom and privacy due to our secret nature. However, with the recent expansions in class size, as well as the high possibility of us being deployed in live combat operations, I believe now is the time to make Class Z public, in order to promote camaraderie with the other Classes. However, I will still be maintaining the rule that forbids speaking of specific mission details to anybody outside of Class Z. Is that clear?""SIR YES SIR!" The class responds."You think that was really his decision?" Mac asks."Dunno. Maybe he wants to show off, maybe he was pressured to go public. Not enough intel." You shrug.GOOD. I CAN RUB IT IN STRAWBERRY BITCHTIT'S FACE>You're damn right.>Artya! Where did you learn that sort of language!?>Other
>>25410680Gallia is weird. All citizens get military training during school, k-12 and college level equivalents. But they still have idiot nobles running the main army, which is mildly incompetent at times. Blame the story makers for trying to cram in to many contradicting messages.
>>25410680From witnessing the incompetence of the Regular Army, it's no wonder the Militia is badass. Essentially, the Regulars were led by Damon, who was incompetent and decided to cover up his mistakes by sending Squad 7 to fix the problem (hoping they would get killed).
>>25410710>You're damn right.
>>25410710>>Artya! Where did you learn that sort of language!?She a fan of SW89?
>>25410710>Artya! Where did you learn that sort of language!?"What would Jager say if he saw you writing things like that? Don't answer that, he'd congratulate you."
>>25410710>>Other: While I agree with you, try and remember that we're on the same side.
>>25410680I'll say>>25410685Naw, you just like explosions a lot and like psychotic ex-florists, she could probably do some pretty arrangements with that imp's guts! What's not to like?>>25410710Damn straight Artya, but I meant what I said before. Now more than ever, if we're going to be fighting a war we can't be fighting each other.Also Strawberry bitchtits. I like it. I like it too much.
>>25410710>>You're damn right.oh my god i love artya
>>25410710>>Artya! Where did you learn that sort of language!?
>>25410710>Artya! Where did you learn that sort of language!?
>>25410710>>You're damn right.Huh. Strawberry bitchtits. Catchy.
>>25410710>GOOD. I CAN RUB IT IN STRAWBERRY BITCHTIT'S FACE>RUB IT INmfw mental image of Artya motor-boating Juliana with her gas mask on
>>25410790Its adorable and erotic at the same time.
>>25410710>>Artya! Where did you learn that sort of language!?Oh dear, where exactly is she learning all of this from?
>>25410710>You're damn right
>>25410815mail that Jager is sending her, telling her how to deal with bullies and school life
>>25410722>>25410721Let's keep going with the laundry list of awesome that makes up Squad 7 - Nadine one of the Darcsen engineers is apparently a very good writer, Coby Caird, 67 EWI VETERAN who decided that fuck this shit I'm signing up AGAIN, Musaad Mayfield another EWI vet and an Ace in the regular army before Damon got his ass handed to him and Ghirlandaio, Vyse and Aika AND Fina from Skies of Arcadia...The list goes on, one of the reasons VC is so good is because those side characters are all if not most interesting individuals. OH!Marina Wulfstan how the heck can I forget, take Simo Hayha, give highly anti social personality and Rule 63, bam Marina Wulfstan.It's one part incompetent professional military, but most parts Gallians are just stupidly awesome for some reason.
>>25410829Imagine the letter he'll send when she asks for dating advice.
>>25410847>>25410815>>25410779>>25410770>>25410750>>25410747By being in the goddamn army, you dumb fucks. Also, strawberry bitchtits.
>>25410967"Artya, I am very happy that you found a boy that you want to go on a date with, I'm sure he must be a worthy person to have interested you.On your next letter tell me his name and do not worry if Tarin shows up to have a little talk with him."
>>25410979We've been here for like a day, and last time I checked Strawberry hasn't been using language like that.
>>25410925Technically the SoA cast are non-canon, just in there as a half-joke.
>>25410710>>You're damn right.
>>25411000She grew up in what is basically this verse's version of The Metro. EVERYONE in The Metro swears like a drunken Russian.
>>25410722I think the regulars were just too complacent with big checks and a lull from peace while the Militia people kept their skills sharp.
>>25411001Yeaaah, but the point stands; also Aika's a good scout and her hair does funny things when she goes prone and shoots.
>>25411053That might be because they're all fucking Russian.Dammit, now look what you did to me!
>>25411053you know, in Metro, I always thought Artyom was mute since he never talks in game.
>>25411113he talks at the loading screens.
>>25411113He talks plenty in the interludes.
>>25411119I always though that was him voicing over his thoughts.
>>25411132Mute people can think, and write journals.
>>25411132>>25411119>>25411113He also talks plenty in the book. I really don't know WHY the games made him silent outside of loading screens.
>>25411187Immersion I would guess.
>>25411145>>25411161Well considering he apparently has full vocal faculties in the books, I'm going to assume that he can talk.
>>25411187to make the player more invested in the character as their own, and not merely roleplaying as himits the main reason why Gordon Freeman is mute
Now that you think about it, when do you think we'll have a beach/pool scene with everyone wearing beachwear as per every VC game?
>>25411234Dunno but that's a good question. Inb4 it gets drowned out by the Karla drones.But a random VC2 musing: If Edy's as generally charming as her sister, I can see why she'd be so popular.
>>25411234what the hell? this sort of thing happens in the games?
>>25411285At least with VC2 and VC3, dunno about the first one.
>>25411285Yes they do! Since the Demons are in the VC equivalent of Italy... How about Italian beach party!
>>25411280But that's the thing, In the game she's not. She's annoying more than anything. Or at least I found her to be.
>>25411302Yes, the first game has it, but with swimwear is a bit more accurate for the period.
>>25411319even more reason to hope for Alek's eventual development into a harem lord!
>>25410710"Artya! Where did you learn that language?" You gasp.JAGER TOLD ME NOT TO TAKE ANY SHIT FROM BULLIES LIKE HEROh dear, if Sam's stories about Jager were in any way true... yeah you're pretty sure you haven't even begun to hear Artya's vast library of insults.With the orientation over, you, Artya, and Mac join in on the field exercises. It's all the regular stuff, like calisthenics and laps and everything. However, Shephard, like any good drill instructor, is a harsh master, mercilessly grilling any student who gets even a minor stance wrong.Finally, the bell for lunch break rings, and Shepherd calls off the class."Sloppy. Absolutely sloppy! I expect all of you to bring your A game tomorrow!" He barks as the students disperse."So hey, where are you planning on going?" Mac asks."To the mess hall? I mean, that's where the food is, right?" You say."Well yeah, but they just opened up a new student store on campus, and I heard that not only does it have pretty much everything, but it's got a smoking hot storekeeper too!" You can literally see Mac's eyes glazing over."Huh, well, what do you think, Artya?"EITHER ONE IS FINE FOR ME>Let's go the mess hall.>Let's go to the store.>Other
>>25411319RAMIREZ! DON'T FORGET THE QYBURN'S NEW X-RAY CAMERA! USE SMOKE TO SEE DAT ASS!
>>25411302That had one. Welkin looks like a dweeb and Alicia wears a two piece that shows off how stacked she really is.
>>25411344Oh Artya, you're too adorable for words. Never take shit from anyone.>Let's go to the store."May as well, we can see Mac act like an idiot, again. It never gets old."
>>25411344>>Let's go to the store.check up on things to buy.
>>25411344>Let's go to the store.Mac needs adult supervision.
>>25411234Maybe we can have the beach party after completing the campaign in Anzio.
>>25411319Oh God, Isolde will be fucking hilarious.
>Let's go to the store.If it's who I think it is, we'll meet some actual heroes.That and watching Mac hit on Alicia and fail is worth the price of admission.
>>25411367RAMIREZ! CHECK OUT ISOLDE'S ASS WITH YOUR ACLX2 SCOPE!
>>25411344>Let's go to the store.Mac needs a chaperone, and they might have throwing knives, or a bipod for our rifle.
>>25411344>Let's go to the store.Let's see what they have stocked.
>>25411344TO THE STOOOOREAlicia and Welks are there!
Does the store sell vehicles or are there some already in the hanger?
GO TO THE STORE!!!Just make sure that Artya doesn't loot the shit out of that place.
>>25411633>>Let's go to the store.
I say if Mac actually tries to hit on Alicia, if that who actually is there, we should Gibbs slap him because there's no way she's not nationally famous right now.
>>25411877Trip him and say "Oh, Mac, you seemed to have lost your footing."
>>25411684In the game the normal store sells articles, mission info, and if the Gunther couple are there, new orders.And the weapons/etc are in the RnD area.MC might do things differently.
>>25411344>Let's go to the store.Mac, I don't enjoy you getting the shit slapped out of you... but its too entertaining to stop watching.
>>25411344"Sure, we can check out the store." You shrug."Alright!" Mac grins. "You won't regret this!""Uh huh." You say, unconvinced.Artya just gives him an exasperated look.The walk to the store actually isn't that far, and it isn't very crowded either due to the majority of the students congregating to the mess hall. In fact, you're probably the only people at the store right now.You see that the shelves are stocked with mostly basic needs, like food, water, toiletries, and other such things a student would need away from home. At the counter, you see a somewhat bored looking middle aged man casually reading a newspaper. He's not really looking in your direction or paying any particular attention to you, but you get this unshakeable feeling he's got his eye on your somehow.Meanwhile, Artya is going from shelf to shelf marveling at all the various items in stock, as if she'd never been in an actual store before. Then again, you heard from Sam that Artya didn't exactly have a privileged childhood, so what you took for granted probably seemed completely alien to her."I expect you to pay for that." The shop clerk grumbles, not even looking away from his newspaper.You then turn to see Artya frozen in place, a box of cookies in her hands that were nearly drawn into the netherspace beneath her poncho. She gives the situation a second thought, looks at the shop keeper again, and gingerly places the box back in its shelf. The shop keeper just coughs as if nothing had happened."Hey, man." Mac walks up to the counter, obviously disgruntled. "I heard there was a hot chick to ran this store.""Nope. You've heard wrong." The clerk says, still not taking his eyes off the paper. "I run this store. I think you're confusing me with Alicia. She runs the bakery here."(cont)
>>25412034"Oh, were you looking for me, Welvar?" A soothingly feminine voice speaks from the door. All three of you turn to see a beautiful brunette woman and a grey haired man walk into the store, each carry a large box of bread."Nah, it's just some kids here for you bread." Welvar sighs. "Well, two of 'em, at least.">Excuse me, and you two are...?>Hey wait a minute, you look kinda familiar...>ACTIVATE FANBOY MODE>Other
>>25412080>ACTIVATE FANBOY MODEThis is the only way.
>>25412080>>ACTIVATE FANBOY MODEsqueal like a fangirl.
>>25412080>ACTIVATE FANBOY MODECan't let Mac have all the embarrassment spotlight now can we?
>>25412080>ACTIVATE FANBOY MODEYou're Welkin Gunther and Alicia Melchiott of the famous Squad 7!
>>25412080>OtherAct like we don't know who they are. Keep our inner fanboy quiet, get some bread, and right before we leave thank them for their service in Squad 7.
>ACTIVATE FANBOY MODE
>>25412133I actually like this more, but Fanboy mode just promises so much hilarity.
>>25412080>>Hey wait a minute, you look kinda familiar...Then>ACTIVATE FANBOY MODE
>>25412152Yes we have done nothing embarrassing since we've arrived and that does NOT suit an anime high-school!
>>25412080This >>25412133They probably get a lot of kids bothering them all the time. No need to add to that.
>>25412206then again we haven't seen 2 actual heroes of EWII yet.
>>25412080>>ACTIVATE FANBOY MODEWe don't know that Alicia's a Valkyria, right? That's been successfully kept secret, I assume?
>>25412274To those outside of squad 7, I doubt anyone really knows as the only other people that knew are dead. That and I doubt she'd allowed to leave if the higher ups became fully aware of that.
>>25412302Actually legitimate, remember more or less every unit that took part in the Nagiarr operation was at Ghirlandaio and we all know what happened there.Anybody left to spread the word was Militia or Irene Ellet/Koller whose book we don't know has or hasn't been released yet.Even then it takes while for a history book to make its way into the education system, much more than 2 years after the fact.
why do i get the feeling we're still going late into the night again?
>>25412367SLEEP IS FOR PANSY MEN!
>>25412367Because the thread hasn't even hit the 400 post mark like the last few threads have? (Really surprised about that one myself)
Considering how I have to be awake for shit tomorrow, I usually draw the line at around 2 or 3. If things haven't wrapped up by then, I just up and quit.
>>25412274Yeah, nobody outside of Squad 7 and probably Cordelia knows.>>25412080For a second there, you get the feeling that you've seen these two people before, but couldn't quite place it. However, something suddenly clicks, and you can see it clear as day and just blurt it out before you realize what's happening."Holy SHIIIIIIIIIIT you're Welkin Gunther and Alicia Melchiott, right?!? The SAVIORS OF GALLIA!! I've read all about you, at the battles at Vasel, Cloden, Barious, Naggiar, Fouzen, Marberry, Ghirlandio..."Welvar just sighs and shakes his head like he was expecting this. Mac is in a similar state as you are, though you can see he's a bit crestfallen as well. Artya just seems plain confused, probably wondering if you've gone insane or not."Well, you certainly do know your history!" Welkin laughs, clearly amused. "Even I can't remember the names of all the places I've fought in!""Its nice to meet you, too." Alicia giggles, also amused at your impulsive outburst of fanboyism. "Though actually it's Alicia Gunther now. Were married."It's at this point you are acutely aware that Mac is now missing. You think you catch sight of him sulking in a corner, but you're not too sure."Anyways, I don't believe I caught either of your names." Alicia continues.At this point you've calmed down enough that you can start properly controlling what comes out of your mouth, though you're still blushing furiously from the outburst."Ah, well, I'm Matthew Wellings, and this is my friend, Artya.""Wellings, that name sounds familiar..." Welkin blinks. "Ah yes! I passed by a General Wellings at the station yesterday. Is he related?""Uh yeah, that's my dad." You say."Well, I think you're lucky to have a father like him." Welkin nods. "He's very honest and straightforward. Something the Regular army really needs these days.""And how about you?" Alicia bends down to look at Artya. "You've got a very interesting fashion sense."(cont)
>>25412483That's right, she does have interesting fashion sense.Gas masks are a lot cooler than your weird bandana thing.
>>25412561I lol'd cause its true.
>>25412394Wednesdays are a bit slower. It's a weekday, after all.>>25412483BRINGS GOOD LUCK. Artya writes."Well, I certainly hope so." Alicia smiles. You notice that she's not even phased at the fact that Artya is both mute and wears a rather intimidating gas mask all the time."Oh, don't worry about it." Welkin laughs, as if he's read your mind. "Compared to some of the soldiers we served with in Squad 7, she's absolutely normal!""Oh, I nearly forgot!" Alicia gasps. "Here, you can try some of my bread. Don't worry, it's on the house!"You accept the roll of bread Alicia graciously hands you, and you take a bite, and are almost floored by how amazing it tastes. It almost seemed to melt in your mouth.Artya takes a roll as well and looks at it curiously. You're almost sure you'd be able to get a peek at her face if she tried to eat it, but Artya tears off a small piece, pulls her mask forward to open up a small gap, and, and inserts the piece of bread directly into it. The brief shudder she makes lets you know she's been floored by the taste as well."Well, is it good?" Alicia asks."It's incredible!" Artya nods furiously, and draws a note with a huge smiling face on it."That's good to know!" Alicia smiles. "If want any more, or if you just want to come by and talk, you can come back here any time!""Thank you, Mrs. Gunther." You nod respectfully.The three of you leave the store with a box of Alicia's fresh bread, as well as some meats and cheeses to go with it. You're pretty sure you're set for lunch, though Mac still seems down in the dumps.>Eh, it's his own personal problem. Let him wallow in it.>Ask him what's wrong.>Other
>>25412647>>Eh, it's his own personal problem. Let him wallow in it.that'l teach him
>>25412647>>Other"Maybe they have an open marriage, or will be willing to experiment one day."Gotta keep the man's dream alive!
>>25412711Support even though this is quickly getting into strange places.
>>25412647>Eh, it's his own personal problem. Let him wallow in it.Just sigh and move on.>>25412711No. If anything it should be kill the dream here and now. But I'm more than willing not to say anything.
>>25412647>>Eh, it's his own personal problem. Let him wallow in it.His fault.
>>25412647>>Eh, it's his own personal problem. Let him wallow in it.>>25412711wat.
>>25412711I kid. I kid.>>25412734>>>Eh, it's his own personal problem. Let him wallow in it.That's my vote. I was just having a little fun.
>>25412763Well now I look silly.
>>25412711>"Maybe they have an open marriage, or will be willing to experiment one day.">"Do you really think so?">"No"
>>25412647>>Eh, it's his own personal problem. Let him wallow in it.
>>25412647>Ask him what's wrong.Murder your family did she?
>>25412647>Ask him what's wrong.He's our bro, let's talk to him about it. Might be important, not just him being a perv.
>>25412792Do you seriously believe that mate?
>>25412808I don't. But it couldn't hurt to ask.
>>25412647You suspect you might know what's gotten Mac into such a dour mood. As much as a womanizer as he is, even he's got some standards to abide by. One of those is probably to steer clear of married or engaged girls. Honestly though, you think it's for the best. Nothing but pain and trouble down that path."Hey, don't worry Mac. There's still plenty of other students in this school to hit on." You say reassuringly."Yeah, I guess you're right." Mac sighs. "At least we didn't leave empty handed.""No, me and Artya didn't leave empty handed. It's your fault you were too zoned out to buy anything before we left.""Aw man, don't be so cruel, Matt! Can't you cut your best bro some slack?""Last i checked, the mess hall is nearby. Look on the bright side. At least there will be girls there to hit one. You might even get lucky and find a hot lunch lady!""Yeah right. Since when were there ever attractive cafeteria cooks?" Mac snorts, gives you a wave, and sulks off.WHY ARE WE EVEN FRIENDS WITH HIM?"I don't know, Artya. I seriously don't know.">And that's it for tonight! Tune in on Friday night 6-7pm PST as we return to Jager's adventures!
>>25412808I try not to assume things. It's pretty obvious that Mac is deeper than his perversions and clown tendencies. He's sharp and works at looking dumb.
>>25412828And now? >>25412826As always nice run MC keep being beastly.
>>25412826An excellent qestion, Artya.
>>25412647>OtherDude, she's too old for you anyway, and the school is full of hotties. What's the problem?
>>25412846I still think there's something under there. I'm stubborn like that.
>>25412826hey MC, can we get to play as Elizabeth interrogating Elsa? I want to see some proper interrogation techniques.
>>25412886Sensual ear rubbing techniques?
>>25412886Ehhhhhh, I'm not sure how I'd be able to write that out, since it'd probably end up being lots of exposition with little player input.
>>25412918well, there's various kinds of mind games to play, dialogue options to take, being good cop or bad cop, or get all Zero Dark Thirty on her ass if necessary. Just watch any police procedural show or spy thriller where there's an interrogation scene, there's lots to do there. It'd be a nice challenge and more believable than to just have her give everything up to us.
>>25412949Except Elsa is already a the stage where he is willing to give out information, so it would really just end up being an extremely dull Q&A session. What Elizabeth is mainly doing is trying to authenticate whatever Elsa is saying with outside sources.
>>25412990>sheman that is a goddamn awkward typo to make.
>>25412034Totally need to buy those cookies for artya.
>>25413093I will not confirm or deny that Heloise probably got her addicted to sweets.
>>25412990Well, next time we capture someone then. We have a spy with us, I'd like to see her in action too, not just providing exposition.
>>25413126Either way, she want's them, Matt noticed and is her friend, and she apparently has no means with which to purchase them, so it's Matts duty to assist her in her quest.
>>25413132You want to do infiltration missions then comrade
>>25413250Yeah, I could do with some commando shit, have Liz infiltrate enemy territory to gain intel and support our regular guys when we go in. If you've played the Commandos series of games, the spy there could be used for good effect to support the combat-oriented guys.
Say, are we ever going to go back to the character piece thing for our sidequests?I still want to do Alek and Isolde's.
>>25413341I want to play as Erik Schnee and defenestrate more bureaucrats.
>>25413305Main reason I think most people don't vote for that is the risks of rolling a 1 and getting screwed. While if one uses her info gathering skills even if she rolls a 1 we don't get screwed because we don't get any info to start with and it can be hidden. While sending her out has the risk of them spotting and then knowing we are coming.
>>25413365At least Schnee had a turn, Alek and Isolde hasn't.
>>25411502Two words, sir.Starlight scope.And guess who has it.
I've been thinking that we should get an SAS Battle Jeep for one of our main characters due to the fact we lack fast attack vehicles and transport.
>>25416007Not to mention we can pull off the mother of all drivebys with that much DAKKA.