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Things are hot for VALKYRIAN MERCS QUEST!

Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Quest
Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/XaeYNCNG

Don't know what Valkyria Chronicles is? Check it out here! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyria_Chronicles or http://valkyria.wikia.com/wiki/Valkyria_Wiki

You 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 first 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, and figh off an Imperial amphibious invasion by defeating their leader, Belkan Knight Sir Fleisher.

You then moved on to Ustio, where you helped the beleaguered defenders fend off an Imperial offensive and stage a counterattack. While there, you also took care of a personal mission for Qyburn, got a new weapon called the Buzzbomb, recruited some new squad members, and helped Isolde regain her honor by defeating the Knight leading the Imperial forces in the area, breaking the back of the Imperial offensive.

You then celebrated The Feast of All Saints, giving everybody some presents to strengthen your bonds with them. You then headed back to Gallia, only to find out the civil war hasn't been going well for the Loyalists. Things are desperate enough that they've hired you to participate in an upcoming mission.

You've also visited your old castle to find that your exiled grandmother had returned, and is trying to get the place back up and running with the help of some Darcsen refugees.

(cont)
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>>25743021
Looks like I'm just in time
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>>25743021
>Also, I forgot to mention this but I followed consensus posts and gave Sam a Theimer and Isolde a Lancaar.

Currently, you are sitting inside the hold the Vergeltung, waiting for the signal to begin the mission. Not wanting to miss any details, you open the file General Wellings had given you and review the briefing again.

Operation Alabaster Gale was the name of the Loyalist offensive aimed at retaking Randgriz. Units being reformed in Fouzen and Ghirlandio would make a combined push towards the capital and smash through the GRA with brute force. What also helped matters was reports that the GRA had pulled the majority of their V2 troops away to the South for reasons unknown, though possibly to deal with insurgent attacks that were harassing their supply lines, which meant now was the time to strike.

However, General Wellings gave you a different mission. Instead of participating in the main push, you and the Demons were to stage a direct strike on Randgriz Castle. At first you thought it was to assassinate the Gassenarl leadership, though Wellings stressed that it was to rescue Archduchess Cordelia. Once the offensive began, it would be impossible to guarantee her safety, so her rescue was paramount.

The plan was to use the Vergeltung to silently enter Lake Randgriz, directly behind the castle, and time the attack with the offensive in order to hit the castle at its weakest. Saying that this was a mighty ambitious plan was a bit of an understatement.

>Talk with Davos. See how the landing will be handled.
>Talk with your squad. Make sure they're ready.
>Talk with Elizabeth. See if you can get some intel before you have to land.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rWDWtv1Fbk&feature=relmfu
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>>25743021
Oh god I need to sleep!
Love you Command, keep it up!
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>>25743185
Superior:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZTHFRadJwI
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>>25743183
>Talk with Davos. See how the landing will be handled.

>Talk with Elizabeth. See if you can get some intel before you have to land.
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>>25743183
>Talk with Elizabeth. See if you can get some intel before you have to land.
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>>25743183
>Talk with Elizabeth. See if you can get some intel before you have to land.
We always need intel.
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>>25743021
And now it's the best time of the day.
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>>25743183
>>Talk with Elizabeth. See if you can get some intel before you have to land.
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>>25743183
>>Talk with Elizabeth. See if you can get some intel before you have to land.
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>>25743183
>Talk with Elizabeth. See if you can get some intel before you have to land.

We can trust both Davos and our unit to do their job.
Intel is always good.
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>>25743183
>>Talk with Davos. See how the landing will be handled.
>>Talk with Elizabeth. See if you can get some intel before you have to land.
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>>25743183
>Talk with Elizabeth. See if you can get some intel before you have to land.
and
>Talk with Davos. See how the landing will be handled.
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>>25743185
we could pull something like that off. Just throw a buzz bomb warhead in to a truck, park it and set it off from a safe distance
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>>25743183
>>Talk with Elizabeth. See if you can get some intel before you have to land.
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>>25743183
>Talk with Davos. See how the landing will be handled.

>Talk with Elizabeth. See if you can get some intel before you have to land.
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Hey, should we send Elizabeth to actually infiltrate for once?
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>>25743183
>Talk with Elizabeth. See if you can get some intel before you have to land.
TIME TO USE INFILTRATION
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Intel pls. Also it wouldn't hurt to see Qyburn one last time before we leave since we won't get another chance. I think everyone wanted flamethrowers.
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>>25743261
sure
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>>25743183
>Talk with Elizabeth. See if you can get some intel before you have to land
Have her infiltrate, maybe she can get the Archduchess into a position where rescue is easier for us.
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>>25743261
If anything, this sounds like the kind of mission where it might be a good idea.
Since this is a covert hostage rescue operation.
(In before we either roll 1 and have to rescue 2 hostages or roll 20 and mission over.)
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>>25743261
This would be a good time to use it, as it would make it easier for us to find a way in and out of the castle for our team.
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>>25743261
Yeah let's do it.
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>>25743296
no if we roll crap on this we use a re role I say
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>>25743296
I don't think it will be one dice roll
I think we will be ASSUMING CONTROL
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>>25743306
>years later
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>>25743340
D-Do we get a M-Metal Gear?
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>>25743340
Actually, seems more like that'll be Old Matthew. I mean he's in high school and he's ALREADY doing wetwork.
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>>25743329
I HOPE we will at least. Tactical Espionage is a go.
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>>25743386
>implying Matthew wont be our Ocelot
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>>25743385
METAL GEEAR!?!
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>>25743386
Naw man we're Big Boss Matt's Solid snake
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>>25743340
I can imagine Sam or Elizabeth on the radio
>Jager?
>JAGER?!
>JAAAAGGGERRRRRRRR!!!!
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>>25743271
How much were the flamethrowers?

I'll vouch for it if we can get it before the mission for 1000-2000 credits.

I feel like we should save up for that tank upgrade.
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>>25743419
But he's not our son...
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>>25743403
if he's our Ocelot, then who is Artya?
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>>25743448
female vamp
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>>25743183
You decide to track down Elizabeth, thinking that it would be nice to have some good old fashioned intel. True, you've been given maps and pictures of Randgriz Castle, and you been there a couple of times so you know your way around, but enemy strengths, placements, and other nasty surprises are things that are distressingly unknown.

"Ah, hello, Captain." Elizabeth greets you as you enter the radio room. "What can I do for you?"

>I need you to try and intercept GRA comms.
>I need you to try and infiltrate the castle.
>Other
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>>25743463
>>I need you to try and intercept GRA comms.
>>I need you to try and infiltrate the castle.
in that order please
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>>25743463
>I need you to try and infiltrate the castle.
Why not.
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>>25743463
>I need you to try and infiltrate the castle.
IT'S

TIME
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>>25743463
>I need you to try and infiltrate the castle.
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>>25743455
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>>25743463
>I need you to try and infiltrate the castle.

Infiltration is a go.
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>>25743463
>>I need you to try and infiltrate the castle.
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>>25743463
>I need you to try and infiltrate the castle.
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>>25743455
>Artya killing enemies and licking the blood off of her knives

I.... I'll be in my bunk

>>25743463
>How do you feel about tactical espionage? I can provide a cardboard box if necessary
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>>25743463
>I need you to try and infiltrate the castle.

Good luck.
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>>25743471
She can only do one or the other.

>I need you to try and infiltrate the castle
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>>25743463
>I need you to try and infiltrate the castle.
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>>25743463
>I need you to try and infiltrate the castle.

>>25743471
Merc Explicitly stated when we got her we get one. Not both.
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Time to brace ourselves for possible disaster (as the mission depends on the /tg/ dice goddess)
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>>25743463
>I need you to try and infiltrate the castle.
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>>25743463
>>I need you to try and infiltrate the castle.
Dice Gods, I do not know if you can hear me. But, grant me victory. If not... TO HELL WITH YOU!
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>>25743482
funny thing. Vamp was going to be a woman at first
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>>25743507
At least it's not Nuffle...
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>>25743463
>>I need you to try and infiltrate the castle.
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>>25743526
>Dice Gods, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we played, or how we rolled. All that matters is that /tg/ rolled against the odds. That's what's important! Valor pleases you, Dice Gods... so grant me one request. Grant me success! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!
ftfy
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>>25743463
>I need you to try and infiltrate the castle.
If you're feeling up to it. If not
>I need you to try and intercept GRA comms.
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>>25743463
So, honest question for you guys. Do you want this to be a roll, or do you want to ASSUME CONTROL?
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>>25743530
I am now imagining something like this...
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>>25743569
I'd like to roll.
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>>25743569
ASSUME DIRECT CONTROL
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>>25743569
ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL
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>>25743569
WE ARE HARBINGER!
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>>25743569
Roll.
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>>25743569
dice roll.
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>>25743569
ASSUME CONTROL.
More fun that way.
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>>25743569
Let's roll like Optimus Prime.
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>>25743569
Assume control.

Solid Snake this.

I don't want to rely on the RNG.
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>>25743569
Roll
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>>25743569
>>I need you to try and infiltrate the castle.
roll
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>>25743570
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>>25743632
That works too.
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>>25743632
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>>25743569
Roll. We must princess carry Cordelia out of the castle while something explodes. 'Tis the Jager war
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>>25743569

WE ARE ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL
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>>25743632
>>25743652

These work too.

captcha: oolickyo this

I don't know captcha, I think the green one wants to lick me...
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>>25743657
Beta would just FIND her for us, everyone else will still have to storm the castle to get her out.
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>>25743675
>>25743569
Nearly forgot about that nick

Anyway
>Roll
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>>25743675
if we can do both, starting with Elizabeth, then I'm fine with ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL
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>>25743675
>Beta would just FIND her for us
You know, it took me a second to remember that Beta was her codename, and I had a horrible/glorious image of JAGER STURMFUHERER: TSF PILOT
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All these people that want to roll... What the hell...
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>>25743569
>>25743725
Also
>ASSUME CONTROL
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>>25743725
They really feel luck i guess they also probably hate fun.
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>>25743725
It's not that I don't like sneaking, its that I enjoy loud explosions more.
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>>25743725
They just want to speed things up and get to the mission over making the pace intentionally slow. Either that, or they misunderstand what the infiltration is for.
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>>25743717
Oh gods, don't bring MuvLuv into this. I have a problem with depression and... That fucking game.
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>>25743725
Assuming direct control will probably involve MORE rolling.

I'm guessing they just want the tension to be over with.
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>>25743752
But we can do both they are not mutually exclusive.
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>>25743777
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5JICa_ZxBk
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>>25743777
>I have a problem with depression and... That fucking game.
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>>25743505
No I'm pretty sure she can do both. If she infiltrates then it means she is unavailable to tap comms but only DURING the mission.

She can still gather intel before we all ship out.
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>>25743839
I'm assuming that infiltration means we'll be sending her out before the rest of us land, meaning she won't have time to sit around at the radio.
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>>25743839
>CODEX ENTRY UNLOCKED

Spies: Spies are highly skilled and prized specialists possessing skills standard soldiers lack.

Before beginning a mission, Beta can be sent on two different tasks: INFILTRATE, or SUPPORT.

If Beta is tasked with INFILTRATING. She will attempt to infiltrate the enemy forces ahead of time. Depending on how successful she is, Beta can reveal enemy locations, identify alternate routes, or even sabotage the enemy. However, she will be unable to deploy with the unit.

If tasked with SUPPORT, Beta will occupy the Type-36 and act as a communications officer. She can attempt to intercept or disrupt enemy communications. Under ideal circumstances, she would even be able to impersonate an officer and literally give the enemy false orders.

Be warned, though. Espionage is a highly risky job. Infiltration can result in very bad outcomes if they fail, though the rewards may make the gamble worth it.

From Merc, thread 7, or part five in the archive's.

Way I read it we get one or the other.
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>>25743905
Pretty much.

She's either already on the field or she's rolling with us in the tank not both.
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>>25743905
And so far, she has always been in the tank. Might as well let her stretch her legs.
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>>25743813
>>25743817
Thank you. I love you too.
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AW HELL YES, VALKYRIAN MERC QUEST.
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we have a reroll, if she gets a one during the infiltration we can use the reroll to try and save her. lets have her infiltrate.
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>>25743905
I still want to hear what she thinks about the intel we have at hand.
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Sorry, taking care of some errands at the moment. Will be back in like 15 mins.
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Is it time to operate then?
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>>25744334
Does Elizabeth have Knifegun?

Please tell me she has Knifegun.
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>>25744373
That depends, does she remember the basics of CQC?
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>>25744373
I imagine she has more or less the same load out options that she had in her side quest.
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>>25744334
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THIS IS A SNEAKING MISSION
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>>25744402
>>25744373

I imagine Elizabeth is true operator. Therefore she not only has knife gun. She has knife nugget.
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>>25744408
sneaking. WITH OUR FISTS!
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So...is Elizabeth getting a 1960's style superspy opening sequence after a cold opening of beating up GRA counterspies while sipping mimosas on a beach?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmB8ywJYMww
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Oh dear. I dislike using Infiltration but if it succeeds we might get a advantage. Welp might as well see how this goes.
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>Wooo! Finally back!

You are ELIZABETH PARKER, a professional spy (and part time author) who has just been tasked with the very important mission of infiltrating Randgriz Castle, possibly one of the most heavily fortified buildings in all of Gallia, and find and/or rescue Archduchess Cordelia.

Fortunately, you had sort of suspected that you would be sent in, so you already have an infiltration route in mind. General Wellings was kind enough to give you locations of some of the castle's numerous secret passages, and there was one that could be accessed from the lake. However, the path was pretty small and narrow, meaning you couldn't bring much equipment with you. However, it's not like you haven't done stuff like this before.

Your current inventory is a basic COMBAT KNIFE and LOCKPICKS. Anything else you'll have to acquire on your own.

It takes a while for you to shimmy your way through the secret passage, but soon enough you reach the exit, which leads to the castle's basement levels. You find yourself in an old food pantry. You carefully open the door, and see the back of a guard as he faces the other way down the hall. However, you can't see much else.

>Stealth takedown!
>Wait for him to move on.
>Other
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>>25744920

>Wait for him to move on

Time for sneaking!
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>>25744920
>Stealth takedown!
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>>25744920
>>Stealth takedown!
Wear his uniform over your own clothes even if they fit badly. If they are poorly fitted, adjust them.
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>>25744920
>Wait for him to move on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNnoXFNlt-g
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>>25744920
>Wait for him to move on.
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>>25744920
>Stealth takedown!

No shooting for the Big Boss rank.
We're going to drown in the river.
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>>25744628
>not knife Obrez
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>>25744920
>>Wait for him to move on.

We can't see what else is in the room. Wait for him to move away so we can the infos
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>>25744920
>Stealth takedown!
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>>25744920
>>Wait for him to move on.
No bodies is better.
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>>25744920
>>Wait for him to move on.

We're not killing someone immediately, that will just cause problems later on.
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>>25744920
>Wait for him to move on.

Bide our time.

What are we wearing currently? We'll want to change clothes to something like a maid uniform if there are any maids, that sort of thing.
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Will his uniform fit us? If so, takedown.
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>>25744920
>Wait for him to move on.
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>>25744920
>Wait for him to move on.
Don't know if there's more or not lets just wait for a bit.
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>>25744920
>>Stealth takedown!
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>>25745012
99% likely that his uniform will NOT fit us.
Clothes aren't a one size fit all, regardless of vidya logic.
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>>25744986
Well if you make an Obrez you kill the bayonet lug, that's sort of what I was thinking of.

'sides if you're going knife nugget of any description how will you WORK DA BOLT?

>>25744920

>Wait for him to move on.

Lets no leave any trace so as to allow the attack to go with as much surprise as possible.
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>>25745043
play msg2 they do a bit off that. if you bumped in to a guard the uniform fell off
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>>25744920
>Wait for him to move on.
We operating now.
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>>25744920
>>Wait for him to move on.

If we can get away with it we should do so
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>>25744920
>and part time author
Oh lord, she writes sappy romance novels in her free time, doesn't she? Are the love interests of the heroine all based on Oswald?
>Wait for him to move on.
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>>25745065
Still Vidya logic if you have to bump into someone for them to notice that you're wearing a uniform that's several sizes off.
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>>25745153
You bet your ass they're all based on Oswald.
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>>25745153
Perhaps she makes pastiche characters.
We've got portrayals of everyone except their genderbent and given exaggerated personalities!
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>>25745179
>>25745153

Now I'm imagining liz casually browsing enemy comm channels while writing her book. Inside the Type 36.
While its under fire and Julia's swearing her ass off.
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>>25745153
In all likelihood, yes.
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>>25745221
I can picture this scene too....
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>>25745221
You remember who Oswald was, right?
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>>25745153
reminds me of that one guy from NCIS
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>>25744920
>part time author
"Hunter Stormlord burst into the room Screaming "KARLAAAA" at the top of his lungs as he dashed towards the evil sorceress"
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>>25745257

Yeah what of it him?
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>>25745212
>>25745260
So she's Thomas Gemcity?
Does that make Jager L. J. Tibbs?
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>>25745287
All mah lols
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>wait
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>>25745308
Eh, just checking. Its a good scene though.
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>>25745287
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>>25745287
Stormlord's manly fists did grievous harm upon the Blue Eagle Knight. Each blow like a resounding crack, such was his fury.
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>>25745153
You remember that book Jager gifted her? He just gifted her her own book.

>>25744920
You decide to let the guard go. Better not to let the GRA know anything was up. Even one missed call in could start getting them suspicious. Creaking the door open a bit more, and you can see that the hallway is clear. Fortunately, it doesn't seem like the basement is a priority to guard, and you can move through the basement levels relatively unmolested.

Mentally recalling the map of the castle, you know you've got two paths of entry to the Royal Chambers, where Cordelia is presumably being held.

>Go through the kitchen and make your way through the service entrances. Less chance of being discovered, but not a lot of room to maneuver.
>Cut directly there through the main chambers. Probably more guards, but you'll have far more options of movement.
>Continue to explore the basement.
>Other
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>>25745375
>>Continue to explore the basement.
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>>25745375
>>Continue to explore the basement.
Find a spare uniform to wear if possible.
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>>25745375
haha oh wow.

>Go through the kitchen and make your way through the service entrances. Less chance of being discovered, but not a lot of room to maneuver.
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>>25745375
>>Continue to explore the basement.
Let's just make sure our escape route is clear.
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>>25745375
You can't be serious. That's hilarious.
>Continue to explore the basement
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>>25745375
Maybe there's a spare servant uniform we can use. Then we can go to the kitchen, cook a simple meal and pretend to deliver it to Cordelia
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>>25745375
>Continue to explore the basement.
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>>25745375
>>Go through the kitchen and make your way through the service entrances. Less chance of being discovered, but not a lot of room to maneuver.
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>>25745375
>Continue to explore the basement.
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>>25745375
>>Continue to explore the basement.

If it's not a priority to guard it, it means we can check around without too much risk.
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>>25745375

>Go through the kitchen and make your way through the service entrances

Better to be caught off guard in a hallway by one guard than by ten in a big room.
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>>25745375
>Continue to explore the basement.
find something fitting to wear

Also, Jager couldn't know...but, awkward
You never told us what Julia's nat 1 potential would've been
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>>25745375
Hah! Nice one.

>Continue to explore the basement.

Might be something useful down here. Might be. How long until the attack is set to go ahead or are we extracting Codelia first.
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>>25745375
>Continue to explore the basement.
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>>25745417
This.
We're on a mission to gather intel, not assassinate guards. Let's try to avoid raising any alarms before the attack.
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>>25745454
I think getting her out is the main goal I think.

>>25745375
>>Go through the kitchen and make your way through the service entrances. Less chance of being discovered, but not a lot of room to maneuver.
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>>25745479
I'd say just intel for now. Once Jaeger makes his move Elizabeth can secure Cordelia and wait for extraction.
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>>25745375
You don't know why, but your instincts are telling you to stay down in the basement. After all, there could pretty much be anything down here...

>roll 1d20
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Rolled 10

>>25745641
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Rolled 1

>>25745641
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Rolled 11

>>25745641

ROLL
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Rolled 14

>>25745641
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Rolled 18

>>25745641
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Rolled 10

>>25745641
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Rolled 5

>>25745657
FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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Rolled 10

>>25745657
Clearly, the dice gods wish to troll us early today
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Rolled 1

>>25745641
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Rolled 10

>>25745655
>>25745657
>>25745663

End result 10.
Slightly ill-fitting uniform is a go.
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>>25745684
Goddamit wrenloft.
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Is high good or bad?
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We might want to reroll that.
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>>25745728
Please stop saying that every bloody roll.
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>>25745728
Reroll? WHY?
It's a 10. That's not terrible enough to warrant a reroll.
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>>25745728
Ones cancel out the highest roll, it's just 1 point lower than what we would've got.
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>>25745754
not only this, but it's not like we're in life or death combat here...yet
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>>25745727
Higher is better.
Best of first three rolls. 20 is a crit sucess, 1 is a crit fail and eliminates our highest roll, meaning we use the middle roll.
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>>25745787

Thank you, good anon.

Thats not too bad.
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>>25745728
Please shut up with the rerolls.

The way the system here works is that we can't get a critical fail unless we roll two ones in the first three rolls.
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>>25745825
Unless the presence of a one without a success means we have -1 success, thus a crit fail. I'm not sure how Merc does it to be honest.
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>>25745883
see
>>25745787
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>>25745883
The first one cancels out the highest roll forcing him to take the third roll.

If that third roll is also a one then we get a crit fail.
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>>25745655
And unfortunately, you don't find anything of serious note. However, you DO come across an old laundry room, which apparently still sees use. You take a peek inside.

Unfortunately, you don't see much you can use. There are a few GRA uniforms, but they don't match your size. You DO find some outfits that can fit you, but... well... you're not sure about this....

Maid uniforms.

You wish you could say you haven't had to stoop to that level, but you did once, at an Osean senator's mansion. You can steel feel the pinches on your rear, haunting you forever.

>Well... if it's for the mission...
>Oh god no, you have more pride than that.
>Other
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>>25746138
Forgot the pic.
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>>25746138
>Well... if it's for the mission...

think of it this way! its something for a future book!
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>>25746138
>>Well... if it's for the mission...
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>>25746138
>>Oh god no, you have more pride than that.
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>>25746138
>>Well... if it's for the mission...
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>>25746138
>>Well... if it's for the mission...
Anybody who tries to pinch us gets a knife to the hand.
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>>25746138
>>Well... if it's for the mission...
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>>25746138
>Well... if it's for the mission...

Just do it...
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>>25746138
>>Well... if it's for the mission...
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>>25746181
Or slaps us on the ass.
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>>25746181
Well, we successfully seduced and killed someone before...
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>>25746159
Man that is one frilly uniform.
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>>25746138
>Well... if it's for the mission...
Just lie back and think of Oswald.
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>>25746138
>>Well... if it's for the mission...
>>...and the pinches aside, it's kinda fun, like that situation in that spy novel...
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>>25746138
>>Well... if it's for the mission...
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>>25746138
>Well... if it's for the mission...

MEH.

True operators can operate in anything.

(And African militiamen fight in wedding dresses for chrissakes)
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>>25746138
It's elegant killer maid time
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>>25746138
>Well... if it's for the mission...
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>>25746138

>Well...if it's for the mission

Sexy Maid Infiltrator go!
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>>25746138

I have a feeling the maid outfit isn't even the proper uniform. It's just some thing a perverted GRA soldier likes to keep around. Try to convince all the female soldiers to try it on, we're walking directly into a sexy trap!
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>>25746138

>Well... if it's for the mission...
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>>25746138
>Well... if it's for the mission...
We're going to have to drink a lot of booze when this is over
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>>25746259
>Implying we're not okay with this, and that the guards won't trip over each other to help Maid!Elizabeth with her mission.
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>>25746321
I wonder just how long will it take for the other shoe to drop and they'd realize there is a new maid in a supposedly locked down fortress
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>>25746400
>implying they won't be distracted by our assets. and our breastets
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>>25746400

you are assuming far too much of military men around pretty women.
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>>25746246
>ZR
>uniform
>twintails
>smug superior smirk
>teasing

this covers so many things that I like that it's almost a bit creepy. saved
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>>25746400
It's a big castle that they've recently occupied. The other staff might notice, but the soldiers? They'd probably just assume that they just haven't met her before.
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Rolled 13

>>25746441
The GRA isn't actually military though.
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>>25746449
Are you perhaps named Homer?
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>>25746457
Some of them are trained though.

SOME OF THEM WERE MILITARY!
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>>25746138
Looking over the thing, you wonder how the hell such a thing would even pass muster. However, the mission always came first, and you sign as you reluctantly begin changing, vowing to never tell the other Demons about this if you could help it.

You're just finished putting the maid uniform on when you hear people coming towards the room. They don't sound like guards. No... too high pitches and gossipy. It had to be the castle staff.

>Hide and wait for them to pass.
>Stand your ground and bluff them.
>Other
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>>25746476
nyet. I'm probably missing the joke though
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>>25746492
>>Hide and wait for them to pass.
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>>25746492
Grab a bundle of laundry and walk out.
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>>25746492
ACQUIRE FRESH LAUNDRY, PROCEED TO PRINCESS.
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>>25746492
>Stand your ground and bluff them.
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>>25746492
>>Stand your ground and bluff them.
Act as if you're the new girl.
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>>25746492
See if we can't rope them into our plan. I can't imagine that the household staff is appreciating being held by a bunch of rebels
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>>25746492
>Hide and wait

We might be able to fool the GRA, but let's not push it with the staff.
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>>25746492
>Hide and wait for them to pass.
Soldier we can bluff. Our fellow meidos? Don't think so.
>ones ditlyGa
DON'T JINX IT CAPTCHA
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>>25746492
Grab laundry, look like we're busy, start moving, act like we already have a job, look confident and assured in our movements.
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>>25746492

>Stand your ground and bluff them

Just say you were signed on in another part of the castle and needed a fresh uniform.
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>>25746523
>>Hide and wait for them to pass.

>vowing to never tell the other Demons
I hope we get extracted while wearing the uniform.

That'll be hilarious.
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Moment of truth... we were probably going to run into civilians anyway
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>>25746492
>Stand your ground and bluff them.

odds are they're not GRA sympathizer even if you get caught right?
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>>25746502
This is Homer. He's likes Edy.
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>>25746492
>>Hide and wait for them to pass.
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>>25746492
>>Other

They're household staff in an occupied castle. They're more likely to be helpful to us than to the GRA.
Let's see if we can gather some intel and maybe get some allies.

>Calmais important
Captcha stresses the importance of staying calm.
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>>25746502
Would help if I posted pic...
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>>25746528
>>25746530
>>25746581
>>25746606
people, we don't have to bluff them if we look like we're working.
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>>25746622
Or they could be informants. It is a possibility.
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>stand ground a and bluff
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>>25746635
Technically that would count as a bluff.
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>>25746630
Nah, I'm not sure I'd look nearly that derpy. Also, my only exposure to VC "canon" other than this quest was watching the mehhh anime years and years ago...that's why I didn't really get the reference
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>>25746696
It's fine. Give the games a shot if you can, Anime is a shit compared to them.
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>>25746642
Both are possible, but which is more likely?

I'd say it's more likely that they're upset with the occupying forces due to being, you know, occupying forces. Also, maid uniforms around "soldiers". How many "ah, come on don't be like that" do you think they've heard already?
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>>25746755
Yet another reason why I need to buy a PS3 and/or a PSP...goddamnit
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>>25746859
I have VC for PS3.

I don't own one, I had to play it on a friends.

Was totally worth it.
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>>25746859
Yeah, I know that feeling. I've got list of games I would like to play on the PS3...

The question is to mod or not mod.
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>>25746492
You decide to try and bluff the incoming staff, loading laundry into a basket and then you're finally able to overhear their conversations.

"Ugh! I hate how those old farts changed up the uniforms!" One of them complains. "How are supposed to do our jobs with the skirt lines this short and with all these frills?"

"Ugh! I know!" Another shakes her head. "And those guards are total pervs, too! That one guard, Lester I think? I have to keep shooing him away!"

The group of maids begin to disperse, each handling their own loads of laundry before one of them catches sight of you.

"Hey... I don't recall seeing you around. Are you new here?" She asks.

"Um, yeah." You say, putting on an air of a girl in a completely alien environment.

"Hmmm, you need some help, honey? You're putting that laundry in the wrong basket." Another maid butts in.

"Wh-what?!"

>Play along. Maybe these maids can help you get past the guards.
>Tell them who you are. Try and enlist their help!
>Try and disengage.
>Other
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>>25747064
>>Play along. Maybe these maids can help you get past the guards.
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>>25747064
>Play along. Maybe these maids can help you get past the guards.
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>>25747064
>Enlist help.

Help staff can screw you over in so many way's it's not funny.
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>>25746859
I'd at least recommend a PSP, they are piss easy to soft mod these days and once you have the ability to just download whatever you want the PSP suddenly has a large library with tons of games worth playing because fuck it, it's free. Looking forward for VC3 translation getting finished. VC2 is at least worth a shot, I at least enjoyed it for a while.
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>>25747064
>Play along. Maybe these maids can help you get past the guards.
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>>25747064
>>Play along. Maybe these maids can help you get past the guards.
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>>25747064
>Play along. Maybe these maids can help you get past the guards.

Drop strategic spaghetti.
We are just a harmless buffoon hired for her looks!
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>>25747092
Are they even working on a translation?
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>>25747064
>That one guard, Lester
>Lester the Molester
Heh.
>>25747064
>Play along. Maybe these maids can help you get past the guards.
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>>25747064
>Play along. Maybe these maids can help you get past the guards.
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>>25747064

>Play along. Maybe these maids can help you get past the guards.

"What?! Oh fie, I'm sorry! I just started last week and I'm still trying to get my head around things. Perhaps you ladies could help me out?"
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>>25747064
>>Play along. Maybe these maids can help you get past the guards.
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>>25747064
>Tell them who you are. Try and enlist their help!

They're obviously not siding with the soldiers, and if we play along it will be obvious that we know absolutely nothing that a maid should know. (We're gonna keep making stupid mistakes like putting laundry in the wrong basket, over and over.)
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>>25747128

Yep, and there have been some recent signs of progress. http://vc3translationproject.wordpress.com/
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>>25747064
>Tell them who you are. Try and enlist their help!

They're obviously disgruntled maids due to the uniform and treatment, if you can give them the info and get help on the intel inside, while setting up evac route for the workers, i think we'll finish this mission with little difficulties
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>>25747064
>Tell them who you are. Try and enlist their help!
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>>25747134
>oh fie!
>you ladies

Elizabeth has been reading too many Harlequin novels. Next she'll be swooning when a guard comes onto her because "that's how maids are supposed to be".
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>play along

It'd be idiotic and unprofessional to break cover. The maids may or may not be sympathetic, but a spy wouldn't leave that to chance.
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>>25747064
"O-oh my god, I'm so sorry!" You say, biting your lip. You KNEW learning to cry on command was time well invested. "I-It's just t-that t-t-they told me I c-could get the m-money I needed and-"

"Oh lord." One of the maids rolls her eyes. "You're another one of those poor southern girls those GRA thugs dragged along here?"

You nod, trying to hold back fake tears.

"Ooooooh, you poor thing!" The first maid scurries forward and hugs you. "Don't worry, us servants stick together!"

"Th-thank you!" You cry.

"Anyways, my name's Elise, and this here is Leanne!" The first maid nods.

>roll 1d20
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Rolled 19

>>25747287
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Rolled 17

>>25747287
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Rolled 5

>>25747287
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Rolled 8

>>25747287
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>>25747300
>>25747312

Based people.
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>>25746696
Don't worry about it.

Homer is a masochist.
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>>25747313
WRENLOFT!
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>>25747328
I'm not that far down the path yet
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>>25747300
Welp, that's it. Beta is a maid now. She succeeded so well that she believes it herself.
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We can probably get them to tell us where the duchess is.

We were told to change her bedsheets.
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>>25747505
if...she is still alive
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>>25747300
"We're Cordelia's personal maids, so we can show you the ropes!"

Jackpot. You have to keep from from grinning ear to ear. Sometimes unexpected surprises could make your mission far easier.

"Y-you know the Archduchess?" You say, half-genuine wonder gleaming in your eyes.

"Well of course!" Elise grins, soaking in the admiration. "Only the best can serve Cordelia, after all!"

"More like Cordelia evacuated most of the other servants before the GRA got here and we were all that was left." Leanne says bluntly.

"H-hey! We were just being loyal, that's all!"

"S-so you think I could see the Archduchess?"

"Well yeah, of course!" Elise nods. "We've got to take her fresh laundry up there anyways. You can tag along!"

Awesome.

So the three of you make your way to the Royal Chambers, getting into some idle chitchat, mostly about how perverted most of the GRA officers were and how they missed the "good old days" under Cordelia. You also learn that most of the guards had been transferred out of the palace, which is good for you and the Demons.

"Oh... oh no." Elise grinds to a halt."

"What's wrong?" You ask.

"It's HIM." She points down the hall, where a pair of GRA guards are milling about at the foot of the stairs leading to the Royal Chambers. "It's goddamn Lester!"

"Lester the Molester." Leanne sighs. "That's our nickname for him."

>We're just going to have to suck it up.
>You know, I can take care of that little problem...
>Other
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>>25747658
>>We're just going to have to suck it up.

we can just knife him later.
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>>25747658

Huh.

Sounds like we can come clean with these maidos.
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>>25747658
>You know, I can take care of that little problem...

How about we CQC his shit?
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>>25747658
>>Other
could we scream "Pervert!" or something to that effect to get him to back off?
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>>25747658
>>You know, I can take care of that little problem...

Go nonlethal, it's bad to freak out the maid when they're about to take you to the Archduchess
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>>25747658
>We're just going to have to suck it up.
Can't break our cover
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>>25747658
>>You know, I can take care of that little problem...
If he molests us, he'll probably feel that combat knife...
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>>25747658
>>We're just going to have to suck it up.
We can't cause any disruption.
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>>25747658
>We're just going to have to suck it up.
Much as I wish we could re-live the garroting, I don't think this is the time. If he gets too touchy though...
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>>25747446

Have a mental of of ten years later Elizabeth in a maid uniform. "Become a spy they said It would be very glamorous they said."
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>>25747658
>We're just going to have to suck it up.
As much as I would love to remove his nuts, mission always comes first.
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>>25747658
>You know, I can take care of that little problem...

he might feel the knife
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>>25747658
>We're just going to have to suck it up.
Hunt him down later, remove testicles.
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>>25747658
>We're just going to have to suck it up.
So close to our objective here. Lets not do something stupid.
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>>25747658
>>You know, I can take care of that little problem...

>>25747723
A knife is too much, but a bit of CQC won't hurt.
Just a swift kick to the nads, to teach him to keep his hands to himself.
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>>25747658
>You know, I can take care of that little problem...
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>>25747786

But what if he gets off on submission play? What do we do then?
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>>25747658
NOT BREAKING COVER.
>"S-so what do we do now?"
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>>25747810
THEN we knife him.
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>>25747658
>We're just going to have to suck it up.
Stealth and cover friends. No need to ruin it.
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>>25747810
Blindfold him, tie him to a chair, gag him, remove his pants, and leave.
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Rolled 82

Is he alone? If so, rolling for nonchalant heartstab as we walk by.
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>>25747658
>We're just going to have to suck it up

As fun as it would be, let's try and keep our heads down until we at least get everything we need.
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>>25747888
>"It's HIM." She points down the hall, where a pair of GRA guards are milling about at the foot of the stairs leading to the Royal Chambers. "It's goddamn Lester!"
>a pair of GRA guards
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>>25747658
>We're just going to have to suck it up..

Keep it cool and carry on
>>
>>take care of DAT problem

Lester reserves it
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>>25747888
And the maids wouldn't be worried when Lester suddenly falls down dead? He might not be popular, but random murder is sure to upset them.
Even if there were no other guards (but there are), there are still other PEOPLE here.


Plus, this quests uses d20s, and only rolls that MC asks for counts.
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>>25747888

Nope nope nope. Stabbing will only end in pain.
>>
On the infiltration - Our job is only to provide info and sabotage right? We're not here to grab Cordelia until the rest of the Demons arrive?
>>
Armchair has a point about lester finding our knife... and taking care of this problem doesn't necessarily mean escalating the situation to a stabbing.

Spies have other assets they can use besides senseless violence
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>>25747658
"We'll just have to suck it up." You say. "I mean, how bad can it be?"

Elise only whimpers and Leanne shakes her head. That can't be good.

"Hey there, pretty ladies." One of the guards, presumably the infamous Lester, saunters forward as the second guard hangs back and shakes his head. Looks like he doesn't really enjoy Lester's antics either.

Lester holsters his weapon and uses both arms to squeeze Elise and Leanne's butts. The nerve of this guy! Both maids shudder but try to weather the storm.

"Oh, and what's this, a new girl?" Lester grins when he see's you. "Ooooh, you just might be my new favorite!"

>roll 1d20
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Rolled 9

>>25748069
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>>25748046
Yes, but if we honestly can get Cordelia out in some possible and not too risky way we probably should.
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>>25748062
Yeah. At this point we are so very close to Cornelia that we can't risk giving ourselves away.
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Rolled 15

>>25748069
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Rolled 15

>>25748069
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Rolled 20

>>25748069
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Rolled 5

>>25748069
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>>25748046
I thought we we're supposed to find a disguise/safe spot and hang out here until the main force arrives, then make sure Cordelia isn't executed/moved before the Demons make their way to her.
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Rolled 6

>>25748069

Back off, perv.
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Rolled 1

>>25748069
Nat 20 here I come.
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>>25748090

ahh so close
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>>25748090
Goddamnit.

It's always the 4th roll.
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>>25748088
quit rolling, seriously
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>>25748090

:(
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>>25748106
Not exactly what I was expecting.
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>>25748112
it was a 15 you fuck!
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>>25748098
We're supposed to do whatever we can to make the mission have a higher chance of success, basically.
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>>25748137
I think he meant that if he hadn't rolled, we would have gotten the 20 that was roll #4.
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>>25748137

Which blocked out a 20.
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>>25748087
>>25748088
Lester subjects you to the same treatment as Elise and Leanne, grabbing your rear and squeezing to the point where it physically hurt. What an asshole. At least he didn't find your hidden knife, which you are seriously, SERIOUSLY considering using.

>Actually, maybe you should use it.
>Just intimidate him.
>Weather this horrible storm.
>Other
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>>25748069

One can only wonder how Elsa would react being treated like that...

Assuming it's not Alek of course.
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>>25748178
>Just intimidate him.
DEATH
GLARE
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>>25748178
>Weather this horrible storm.

Ugh... just... we'll get him on the way out.
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>>25748180
You'd never find the body.
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>>25748178
>>Weather this horrible storm.

We've already decided to be the meek maid, let's commit to it 100%.
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>>25748178
>Just intimidate him.
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>>25748178

>Other
>Imply about the small size of his chihuahua
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>>25748178
>Weather this horrible storm.

We can get him on the way out.
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>>25748157
>>25748164
It could not have happened any other way, though.
Everything is fixed, there's no chance, there's no choice.
Not really. Only things we cannot foresee, and decisions we think we make.
>>25748178
>Other
Can we puke on command? If so, puke all over Lester.
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>>25748178
>>Just intimidate him.
>>
We should turn the other guards against him somehow.
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>>25748178
>>Weather this horrible storm.
>>
Rolled 65

>>25748178
Break down sobbing, like full PTSD flashback, a "my-dog-died-everyone-I-love-is-dead" level with those big, gut wrenching sobs. Think of that imp boy we strangled to death. Let the feels flow through us.
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>>25748178
>Weather this horrible storm.

Keep up the charade. We don't need to jeopardize mission just because we're dealing with an asshole.
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>>25748178

>Weather this horrible storm.

We need to weather.

Hes a fucking leecher which means hes easily distractable.

If we need to distract a guard and hes the one, we can snare him later on.
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>just intimidate him

Honor must be satisfied. A man has violated our personal space. Dignity demands it!
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>>25748178
>Weather this horrible storm.
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>>25748178
>>Just intimidate him.
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>>25748210
>Can we puke on command? If so, puke all over Lester.
This seems like a spy thing to do. Though it might make him get physical. But then we can shank him...
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>>25748178

>Just intimidate him

Stare daggers at him.

Alternatively, grab his crotch and start squeezing.
>>
I miss Oswald.
We had to kill a guy that wasn't an asshole and we can't kill this guy who is an asshole.

Yet.
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>>25748253
Elizabeth can cry on command, just go teary kicked puppy dog eyes on the other guard
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>>25748178
>Just intimidate him.
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>>25748293
Such is life on Volg.
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>>25748293
The sad life of a spy
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>>25748178

>Weather this horrible storm.
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>>25748295
>Implying that wouldn't just turn him on even more.
>>
Ugh... Fuck Lester... we are seriously killing him on the way out.

Change vote to >weather the storm
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>>25748293
I miss Oswald too.

But if we hadn't killed him it would have screwed us over later on.
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>>25748354

Nah, killing is too good.

Capture.

And knife to groin.
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>>25748178
>other
Panic, start crying and flailing around and "accidently" kick his ass. Man phobia and what not.
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>>25748178

>>Weather this horrible storm.
>>
So fucking angry...
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>>25748401
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP-PzHsC64E
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>>25748178
You just hold it in and weather the storm.

"Hey, man." The other GRA guard speaks up. "Let em go already so they can do their goddamn job already, like you should be doing."

"Just having some fun is all." Lester says, backing away.

With the toll paid, you and the other maids quickly shuffle past the guards, though you shoot a quick deathglare at Lester for a split second, leaving him a bit confused as what he saw was real or not. No matter what, once this mission went hot, Lester was gonna go first. Slowly.

Upon reaching Cordelia's chambers, you see the Archduchess herself in a simple gown and looking out the window overlooking the city of Randgriz, a sad look on her face.

"Archduchess, we've brought your laundry." Leanne says.

"Thank you, Leanne." Cordelia nods. Wow, she even took the time to learn her servants' names.

>Time to put the plan in action.
>Wait for Elise and Leanne to leave first.
>Other
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>>25748530
>>Wait for Elise and Leanne to leave first.
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>>25748530
>>Wait for Elise and Leanne to leave first.
Get rid of the civilians.
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>>25748530
>>Wait for Elise and Leanne to leave first.
I suggest you get out of here.
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>>25748530
God I hate to leave these girls behind...

>Wait for Elise and Leanne to leave first.
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>>25748530
>>Time to put the plan in action.
Time to get this show on the road. Extract the lot of them.
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>>25748530
Have the Cordelia wear the maid outfit and sneak her out.
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>>25748530
>Time to put the plan in action.

Elise and Leanne are trustworthy.
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>Time to put the plan in action

LESTER NEEDS TO DIE
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>>25748530
>>Time to put the plan in action.
We can't leave the maids behind.

Elizabeth is guilt ridden enough.
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>>25748569
oh like that will work!
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>>25748569
I don't think the GRA would have Darcsen maids...
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>>25748530
>Time to put the plan in action.

We've gone through the hell of sexual harassment with these maids, they check out
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>>25748588
no no no....we tie him to a buzz bomb and launch it!
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>>25748569
Because the guards wouldn't notice that one of the three maids that entered is not leaving, and instead Cordelia is coming out wearing a maid outfit?
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>>25748502
Poor Katanashi-kun.
>>25748530
>Time to put the plan in action.
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>>25748594
Depends if they're supremacists or separatists.
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Just a thought.
If we put the plan into action, what exactly IS the plan?
(I guess that's the next vote?)

>>25748633
Well, since the spies were specifically looking for Darcsen to kill, I don't think the GRA is very likely to hire them as maids.
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>>25748530
>Time to put the plan into action

Waiting for the maids to leave would be more professional, but I think Cordelia would like to have her closest maids that had to stay behind know what's going on either way.
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Two guards at the door. Distract lester. Knife the alert guard first. THEN knife lester. Don't give him time to scream. Then ex filtrate out the basement like we came in.
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Keep the maids here, Cordelia obviously trusts them so they need to be in on the plan.
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>>25748673
We don't even need to distract him. He'll do that all by himself.
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>>25748673
I was thinking of calling Lester up to 'help' move something. Then stabbing him...
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>>25748673
Hang on, wait.

So our plan this entire time was to sneak in and kill one pervert? We should just tell Cordelia backup is on the way and she should hide us in her rooms so they don't grab her once shit gets real.
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>>25748530
>>Time to put the plan in action.

Could get halp from the maids as well. They'll only be trouble otherwise
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>>25748693
>help move something

Just offer to fuck his brains out, then you two can be alone and somebody gets penetrated.
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>>25748693
We have to kill the honest guard first. He's too focused on his job. Besides... save lester for last - it's more rewarding that way.
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>>25748700
Lester is causing a disturbance in the Maid!Force, and it has called out to us to rid them of this foul creature. All other concerns are secondary.

But seriously, things are going pretty well so far, so actually getting Cordelia out might not be too impossible.
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>>25748730
I mean sure... if you want be blunt about it...
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>>25748700
No we take the princess with us. I thought that was obvious.
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>>25748730
I think the other guard would be less likely to raise the alarm if we shank him rather than flirting with him, actually.
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>>25748743
>>25748785
It seems like an unnecessary risk to me though.
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>>25748530

>Time to put the plan in action.
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>>25748809
It's risky, but if we can get her out, or at least hide her somewhere else, that means that Jager & Co can storm the castle without having to worry about a "surrender or we kill the hostage" scenario.
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Getting her our now wouldn't work, we need the rest of the demons. Dressing her up as a maid is a pretty good plan though, at a distance maids "running in terror" all look the same.
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>>25748730
I recommend having someone distract Lester while we take out the straightlaced guard first.
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>>25748853
>Someone drops something and one of the maids have to pick it up.
>Lester is both blind and deaf.

Problem solved.

>sntsnst them
I'm assuming that "snt" is the sound of a silent takedown then, Captcha?
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We don't even know what the plan is.

All we know is that we're putting it into action.
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>>25748851
What do you mean it wouldn't work? Seems pretty damn plausible if we play our cards right.

We need to get her somewhere safe
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>>25748915
Eh... that's the fun. We get to use some lateral thinking.
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>>25748530
You decide that now's the time to start putting the plan into action.Without missing a beat, you drop the basket and pull out your combat uniform and your beret.

"E-Elizabeth?" Elise blinks. "W-what's going on?"

"Ah... I'm afraid I haven't been entirely truthful with you. I'm from with the Demons of Randgriz."

Elise and Leanne both look confused, but realization dawns on Cordelia's face. She was the one that sanctioned the creation of the unit, after all.

"Ah, I see." Cordelia nods. "Then I suppose your allies are nearby?"

"Yep." You confirm. "I just need to let them know what's going on."

"Then that means-"

"Yes, Elise, I am going to kick Lester's ass when all this is said and done."

You quickly change out of your maid uniform and back into your regular one, setting the beret back on your head. You head to the window overlooking the lake and raise a flashlight, flicking it on and off in sequence.

In the distance, you see a pinprick of light flash in response.

"Okay, here's what we do." You turn to Cordelia and the maids. "I can't force you to do this, but I need you two to distract the guards. I can take them out, and then we get Cordelia down to the basement levels."

"W-we'll do it!" Elise says with conviction.

"We do serve the Archduchess, after all." Leanne agrees.

"Thank you for doing this." Cordelia bows her head.

Elise and Leanne then go back down the stairs, where Lester starts harassing them again. However, this time, you're silently stalking them, ready to strike.

>roll 1d0
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Rolled 13

>>25748973
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Rolled 16

>>25748973
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Rolled 16

>>25748973
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Rolled 16

>>25748973

>1d0 lel?
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Rolled 7

>>25748973
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Rolled 1

>>25748973
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>>25748993
>>25749006
>>25749008
And the 16s have it!
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>>25748993
>>25749006
>>25749008
Holy shit.
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>>25748993
>>25749006
>>25749008

Dice what are you doing.
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>>25748993
>>25749006
>>25749008

Huh. I wonder if something interesting would've happened had these all been the first 3.
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>>25748993
>>25749006
>>25749008
1 in 8000.

Goddamn.
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>>25749045
Jackpot? No that be 7s...
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Cordelia should put on the other maid uniform, that will make her harder to pick out of the group.
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>>25748973
.1 d0. Dang its impossible heh
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>>25748973
Oh boy.
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>>25749072
Eh, since we're suddenly running around in full Operator mode in combat uniform and beret, I don't think it will make that much of a different.
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>>25748973
"I love it when a plan comes together!"
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Rolled 10

>>25749063
no, here it would be 20s
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Lester is easier to distract, so I guess we go for the other guy first?
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>>25749121
That's the general consensus, yeah.
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>>25749121
It looks like we're just taking them both out at once.
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>>25749107
Might come in handy if the SHTF, (and it still might). And we shouldn't just leave a maid uniform lying on the ground in Cordelia's room. Combined with the dead guards that's too big a tipoff.
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>>25749172
Both will die, one of them more painfully than the other, but we only have one knife so one at the time.
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>>25749213
Dead guards are already 200% suspicious, once they find them, it doesn't really matter much even if we leave a note saying "SPY WAS HERE".
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>>25749250
Except the last time when we stuffed a strangled Oswald (I'm sorry!) into an empty oil drum and the Empire went full Tenchu about it.
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>>25749303
I was under the impression his body was obliterated in the ensuing chaos.
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Ah Lester... can you hear the sounds of sweet justice coming to visit you?
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>>25749328
or was it!
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>>25749303
Oswald wasn't a guard, he just another soldier who snuck us in.
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>>25749303

Well that's because we burned everything.

Not like finding the dead guards will matter once we get Cordelia out of here.

Shit, we won't even need to assault the castle.
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>>25749351

Go back and read it again, he was a guard assigned there.
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>>25749328
>>25749345
Why do I foresee an Oswald cropping in on our next recruitment drive?
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>>25749357
No, we just send Rodriguez in there wearing nothing but a smile.
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>>25749391
>Rodriguez
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>>25749357
We still can't let them hold the castle, even if Cordelia isn't there, so while this makes it easier (assuming we succeed, we haven't gotten her out yet), we will still assault it.
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>>25749380

We have to troll Elizabeth somehow.
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>>25749391
One; >>25749410
Two; I think Tarin would want to go too! She has a new knife to use as well.
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>>25749417

Literally the only point we're doing this is to secure Cordelia.

Where does it say that the castle has to be secured?
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Rodriguez has a Castle Wolfenstein episode
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>>25749436
Anyone want to write up an "Oswald" who is an empire deserter with burn scars from an industrial accident?
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>>25749469
>>25749391
>Rodriguez
It's Ramirez.
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>>25749417
Most of the troops have been moved away so it looks like we extract Cordelia by sub while the Demons move in and take over the castle. Then we hold it while the army regulars attack the rest of the city.
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Guys.

>However, General Wellings gave you a different mission. Instead of participating in the main push, you and the Demons were to stage a direct strike on Randgriz Castle. At first you thought it was to assassinate the Gassenarl leadership, though Wellings stressed that it was to rescue Archduchess Cordelia. Once the offensive began, it would be impossible to guarantee her safety, so her rescue was paramount.

Nothing about securing the castle. Job is get Cordelia out of there and to safety of rear lines.
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>>25749472
Lets not mentally break down our spy,alright?
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>>25749455
Nowhere - we just enjoy seeing the Bear Jew fuck shit up
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>>25749472

Does he have amnesia?
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>>25749472

That would cause a psychological break.
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>>25749501
And once she's safe, who's to say we can't earn some bonus pay?
I mean, everyone else is just sitting there waiting to attack right now, and it would be such a waste not to let them have some fun too.
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>>25749472
No.
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>>25749472
No.

I'd prefer dead people to stay dead.
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>>25749537
Plus, holding the castle in and of itself is good. We open up an entirely new front against the Imperials in the area, one that they have to respond to, which will weaken their presence elsewhere.
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>>25749555
We are not getting payed much to begin with. Taking the castle would still be useful for tking Randgriz, though.
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>>25749571
We're not getting paid to do that. We're being paid to get Cordelia out and protect her until she's in the rear lines.
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>>25749571
And Cordelia's castle is an important symbol, much like Cordelia herself.

Having her safe is good, but retaking the entire castle will tip morale to our favor on both sides.
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>>25749611
Which the General army is going to be doing...
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>>25749597
We didn't come to Gallia to get paid.
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>>25749597
I doesn't say we have to take her to the rear lines, she'd be super safe in the sub and we could still do a little extra then.
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Once the princess and our spy excel, we can swap in our combat team through the secret entrance
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>>25748993
>>25749006
The guards never even see you coming. You swiftly knife the other guard in the neck, ending him quickly and painlessly. Lester's eyes widen in horror, but Elise and Leanne tackle him to the ground and keep him pinned. With all the heavy lifting they do, the maids are surprisingly much stronger than they look.

"Hey! Let go of me, you bitches!"

"Is that what you think of us now, Lester?" You grin. Normally, you weren't one for sadism, but dear Lester here earned a special place in your heart. The dark side of it.

Lester howls in pain as your boot meets his groin, though it's muffled as Elise clamps a cloth over his mouth. You let him linger for a few seconds before kneeling down.

"I'd like to say I'm sorry about this, Lester, but I just can't find any reason to." You say jamming the knife into the major artery located in his groin. Not normally a way attack somebody, but just as effective in killing them dead. Lester twitches for several seconds before falling silent. And so ended the life of Lester the Molester, bleeding out from a knife to the groin. There was probably something ironic or poetic in there, but you were on a short schedule.

"Okay, let's move!" You hiss. "It won't be long before they notice something's wrong!"

---

>CONTROL RELINQUISHED

You are JAGER STURMFUHRER, and you are just about ready to storm Randgriz. You received Elizabeth's message, telling you that she's secured Cordelia and that she'll meet you in the castle's basement. By this point you and the rest of the Demons have already covertly landed on the shore, right outside of the castle's lakeside gate.

"The offensive's started." Sam whispers, tapping her wristwatch for emphasis.

>Call in a buzzbomb. That gate is going down.
>Let's save the buzzbomb and just ram it down with our armor.
>Try and plant charges on the gate.
>Other
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>>25749611
Just quit being a goddamn glory hog, our mission objective is accomplished, just radio General Welling and await further instruction

The castle is just a refurbished wreck after Marmota did a number on it anyway
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>>25749639
Hey that's a good idea. The sub is the one place the GRA have no hope of breaking into.
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>>25749571
Don't forget though, the GRA still have a Nasty Surprise for the Demons. We don't know how many V2 units are here.

Without that Lanseal Intel, they're really at a severe disadvantage. But that's meta stuff. Personally, I think breaking the 'invincibility and inevitability' mystique around the GRA would do wonders. The few losses down south were negated by sacking Lanseal. Losing the Archduchess from underneath their noses...that's a black eye they can't make go away.

Also, the bullet you don't have to fire today, is one you might desperately need tomorrow.
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>>25749668
Since the tunnel was too narrow for Beta to bring anything but a knife, I'd say only Tarin and Ramirez should go through the tunnel, if anyone.
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>>25749675
>>Try and plant charges on the gate.
and buzzbomb any inbound armor
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>>25749675

>Let's save the buzzbomb and just ram it down with our armor.

We doing this one A-Team Style!
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>>25749675
>Try and plant charges on the gate.
We've got explosives. Use them.
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>>25749675
>Let's save the buzzbomb and just ram it down with our armor.
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>>25749675

>ou say jamming the knife into the major artery located in his groin

Owwww

>Try and plant charges on the gate.
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>>25749675
>>Try and plant charges on the gate.
Stealth this as long as possible.
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>>25749675
>Let's save the buzzbomb and just ram it down with our armor.

inflicted prlycl
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>>25749675
>Let's save the buzzbomb and just ram it down with our armor.

GO TONKS GO
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>>25749675
>Let's save the buzzbomb and just ram it down with our armor.

Buzzbomb could work as a distraction for getting out
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Rolled 92

>>25749706
yep. its time for:
Knock knock! Who ordered a beating!
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>>25749675
>Try and plant charges on the gate.

Better than ramming it, and we might need the bomb later.
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>>25749713
I got just what we need:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyz_2DEah4o
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>>25749681
Its not glory hogging, its going the extra mile for our country, or did you forget about the patriotic part of it all.
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>>25749675
>>Let's save the buzzbomb and just ram it down with our armor.
We need to move in with speed, maintain the momentum.
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Which is the quietest option? Probably tanks.
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>>25749675
>>Try and plant charges on the gate.
Lets try and keep this quiet till the last minute. Have the buzzbomb hit the opposite side of the castle when we blow the gate.
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Couldn't we also just mortar the damn thing down?
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>>25749675
>Let's save the buzzbomb and just ram it down with our armor.

KNOCK KNOCK MOTHERFUCKERS. TANKS IN YOUR FACE.
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>>25749681
The point is moot now, since we're assaulting it already, but being a merc means you have to be a bit of a glory hog.

Nobody hires a completely unknown group of mercs, but they'd sure as hell hire The Demons of Randgriz, who stopped the invasion of Albion AND Ustav by punching knights and rescued Duchess Cordelia from the GRA and retook her castle from under their noses.
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>>25749727
Yeah, that is the one you are supposed to go for in some failure to stop drills. Works well for most body armor. Because no one uses dick flaps most of the time.
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>>25749762
It's glory hounding. Going the extra mile would be saving wound soldiers longs under fire and shit. Taking a castle with a hand full of troops? That's someone looking for nothing but glory.
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>>25749768
>tank RAM
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>>25749822
well, if we must tank ram, perhaps we should play some sort of music. Perhaps, 1812 overture by tchaikovsky?
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>>25749821
Taking the castle would seriously fuck up their response to the coming loyalist offense. Might take some pressure off of the attackers, and gives the GRA another front to worry about.
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>>25749843
Actually wait, it's RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES TIME. Gotta put those special abilities to good use!
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>>25749843
I'm sure Headcase has it.
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>>25749821
No, its glory hounding if you do it for glory. The castle is a symbol and also us taking it would cause a split in the GRA forces, helping our allies.
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Ride of the Valkyries
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>>25749862
I was under the assumption that Ride of the Valkyries was more of an Airborne assault sort of thing.
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>>25749675

>>25749748 here.
Changing my vote to
>Let's save the buzzbomb and just ram it down with our armor.

RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES is a go. Headcase will show them some negative waves.
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>>25749675
"Julia, let's knock on the front door." You say.

"With pleasure." Julia cooes as Fenrir's engines roar.

>roll 1d20
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Rolled 16

>>25749952
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Rolled 19

>>25749952

Let's do this thing!
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Rolled 8

>>25749952
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Rolled 10

>>25749952
KNOCK KNOCK, WHO'S THERE? ME! ME! MEMEMEME!
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Rolled 18

>>25749952
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>>25749952
FOR GALIA!
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Rolled 7

>>25749976

Poor galia.
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>>25749952
Didn't the last time someone did something like this they were named Max and were driving a land battleship?
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>>25749883
Air cav. Airborne is parachutes, air cav is helicopters.
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Rolled 13

>>25749952
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Rolled 3

>>25749952
Merc, just checking. Is Headcase activating his special ability?
Because this seems like the perfect opportunity to "cause terror to enemy troops".
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Rolled 8

>>25749990
Max was using the huge-ass main gate though, I'm under the impression we're charging a smaller gate from another side.
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>>25750011
It probably activates on either a crit or a stunt, neither is really happening right now

we do need to give him the reinforced chassis for 88mm cannon on the destroyer though, just so opportunitiy to activate it comes up more often
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Rolled 12

>>25750060
What bigger stunt do you need than "SUDDENLY SURPRISE TANK OUT OF NOWHERE!"?
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>>25749952
Whatever the gate guards were expecting, it was NOT a full size Type-36 Medium Tank barging straight through the gate, splintering wood and sending soldiers running for their lives.

Meanwhile, Headcase fires off some shells at the strongpoints above the gate, knocking them out while the rest of the Demons make their way inside.

"Oh boy, it looks like they got a welcoming committee for us." Julia says.

As you sprint your way through the gate, you see several squads of GRA troops a few tanks responding to the breach. Well, you were going to be in for a tough fight.

>Stand and fight. Wait for Elizabeth to bring Cordelia to you.
>Split up and send a team to retrieve Elizabeth and Cordelia.
>Other
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>>25750110
It's Julia doing this, not Headcase... He would have to be the one doing the stunt for it active I would assume.
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>>25750110

TANK DEEP STRIKE
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>>25750129
>>Stand and fight. Wait for Elizabeth to bring Cordelia to you.
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>>25750129
>Split up and send a team to retrieve Elizabeth and Cordelia.
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>>25750129
>>Split up and send a team to retrieve Elizabeth and Cordelia.
Need to give our tankers flexability to manuver. Shit might get a little too real otherwise.
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>>25750129

>Split up and send a team to retrieve Elizabeth and Cordelia.

Bring in suppressing fire, force the tanks into a defensive position.

We just need to hold this place clear for abit.
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Rolled 16

>>25750129
>>Split up and send a team to retrieve Elizabeth and Cordelia.

Tarin sneaks in and finds them, with Ramirez as fire support and guarding the exit to the secret tunnel.
Everyone else just do the regular.
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>>25750129
>>Split up and send a team to retrieve Elizabeth and Cordelia.
Tarin, Ramirez, and Isolde go to pick them up. Everyone else stays here.
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Rolled 4

>>25750129
>Fight our way there


Why can't Elizabeth just take Cordelia through the secret passage?
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>>25750178
Yeah... that sounds like a hell of a retrieval force
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>>25750129
>>Split up and send a team to retrieve Elizabeth and Cordelia.

We need to retard magnet to draw out the garrison. The team retrieving Liz and Cordelia should be able to break through easier that way.
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>>25750129

>Split up and send a team to retrieve Elizabeth and Cordelia.

RAMIREZ! Find Elizabeth and Princess Cordelia and extract them from the castle!
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>>25750129
>Split up and send a team to retrieve Elizabeth and Cornelia

I'd recommend a small team, maybe just Tarin, Ramirez, and Heloise for a quick in and out while the rest of the Demons make their stand
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>>25750129
"Okay, we need to link up with Elizabeth!" You yell as Julia and Headcase being firing their cannons at the approaching GRA armor."

"Can't they take the same way Elizabeth came in from?" Sam asks.

"That's what they're trying to do but she warned that guard presence would increase." You explain. "Plus she doesn't have a radio, so we'll be in the dark on her condition."

"Okay, the who do we send in?" Sam says as she fires off a lance shot. "Under regular circumstances, storming a castle with this few people is suicide!

>Who goes in? (you can include yourself)
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>>25750471
Tarin and Ramirez.
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>>25750471
>Tarin, Ramirez, and Isolde
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Tarin, Ramirez and us. Isolde should stay outside where she has room to use her lance.
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Ramirez and Tarin
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>>25750471
let's go in with Isolde and Jager and Ramirez
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>>25750500
The fuck would you want to send in a Lancer for? Unless Isolde drops her Lance and switches to a rifle or a rapier or something, she's dead weight inside.
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>>25750471
Tarin, Ramirez, and ourselves. Also, order the buzzbomb be dropped elsewhere in the castle. Lets really kick over the hornet's nest.
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>>25750471
Tarin, Ramirez, and Heloise (ragnaid son).
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>>25750494

[x] This
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>>25750536
Lets not buzz the castle while were still in it. How much do you trust it's accuracy?
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>>25750471

>Tarin and Ramirez.

Get the buzzbombs on the enemy armour.
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>>25750544
This.
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Rolled 11

>>25750544
That


AND NO FUCKING BUZZBOMB.
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>>25750536
I'd rather save the buzzbomb till the end when there's going to be a large force between us and leaving.
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>>25750471
Tarin, us, and Ramirez.

No fucking Lancers go inside.

Also, save the buzzbombs for when we make our escape.
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>>25750563
Seconded.

Add ourselves for a personal touch but otherwise Tarin and Ramirez got this!
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>>25750544
Seconding this.
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>>25750544
>[x] Voting this

No bomb. Not now, maybe later.
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Lead from the front... send the storm lord in!
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Rolled 14, 5, 3, 11, 14, 9, 2, 2, 13, 15 = 88

>>25750471
"Tarin, Ramirez, Heloise! Get into the castle and link up with Elizabeth!" You yell. "The rest of us will cover you!"

Your assault team nods and prepares to dash across the courtyard into the castle proper.

"COVERING FIRE!" You yell.

You, Brillant begin spraying fire at the approaching GRA troops while Alek and Elsa try to find targets of opportunity for the ATR.

Meanwhile, Sam, Julia and Headcase open fire at the GRA armor.

>roll 8d20
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Rolled 14, 12, 16, 11, 6, 13, 6, 8 = 86

>>25750789
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Rolled 9, 17, 18, 20, 16, 5, 1, 11 = 97

>>25750789
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Rolled 9, 19, 2, 5, 16, 9, 17, 10 = 87

>>25750789
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Rolled 16, 18, 8, 18, 11, 4, 20, 12 = 107

I don't care if I'm late I was to throw dice because it is FUN
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>>25750817
One of your bursts manages to kill a GRA guard, while A shot from Alek takes the head off of an officer. Sam and Headcases shots score glancing hits on the GRA tanks, but Julia's 88mm blasts one apart. While the casualties you inflict are light, you provide the needed distraction for Tarin, Ramirez, and Heloise to reach the entrance to the main castle.

The return fire bounces harmlessly off Fenrir's front armor, the hardened plates shrugging off bullets and shells alike. However, while taking cover behind the tanks was nice, you don't really have a good firing position here.

>Stay behind the tanks. They provide good cover!
>Get to some higher ground. You need a better firing position.
>Other
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Rolled 17

>>25750947
>>Get to some higher ground. You need a better firing position.
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>>25750947
>Get to some higher ground. You need a better firing position.

we know the layout yes?
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Rolled 1, 3, 5, 12, 10, 1, 3, 10 = 45

>>25750947
>>Get to some higher ground. You need a better firing position.

Pew pew.
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Rolled 9

>>25750947
>>Get to some higher ground. You need a better firing position.
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Rolled 7, 17, 7, 15, 8, 8, 9, 1 = 72

>>25750947
>>Get to some higher ground. You need a better firing position.
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>>25750947
>Get to some higher ground. You need a better firing position.
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>>25750947
>>Get to some higher ground. You need a better firing position.
Need that +2 Agility
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>>25750947
Fortunately, to the right, you see stairs leading up to the battlements above, which would give you a commanding view of the courtyard below.

"Julia! Headcase! Give us some cover!" You yell.

"Roger that!" Julia says and Fenrir trundles forward at a walking pace, keeping your squad shielded from fire as you press toward the stairs. However, the only problem was getting up said stairs, since Fenrir wasn't large enough to physically cover the whole thing.

>roll 3d20
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Rolled 12, 9, 3 = 24

>>25751123
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Rolled 1, 20, 12 = 33

>>25751123

Rolling
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Rolled 15, 2, 14 = 31

>>25751123
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Rolled 18, 1, 1 = 20

>>25751123
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>>25751152

DODGED A BULLET THERE
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>>25751152
Good god. Thank fuck you posted late.
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Rolled 19, 7, 9 = 35

>>25751123
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>>25751152
WELL I AM GLAD YOU ARE LATE
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>>25750947
>Get to some higher ground. You need a better firing position.
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Rolled 20, 1, 14, 7, 19, 19, 7, 5 = 92

>>25751123
You and the rest of your squad manage to make it to the top of the battlements, but you've drawn the attention of GRA troops and the start firing in your direction, forcing you down. Meanwhile, Julia and Headcase continue to fire to try and draw the pressure off you.

>roll 2d20
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Rolled 12, 1 = 13

>>25751224
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Rolled 17, 4 = 21

>>25751224
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Rolled 10, 7 = 17

>>25751224
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Rolled 3

>>25751237
>>25751248
>>25751250

Yay?
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>>25751278
not yay. more like 'meh'.
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>>25751278
Julia is doing fine, but Headcase is feeling them negative waves in this castle, man.
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>>25751224
>>25751248
The GRA troops send up some withering fire, showering the battlements with bullets. A bullet slams into your chestplate and ricochets off, sending you staggering but you're still standing.

Unfortunately, the rest of your squad is not so lucky.

You see Alek take a couple of hits to his leg and side, but he seems to be trying to ignore the pain while setting up his ATR, with Elsa trying to administer first aid to him. You can see some sort of inhuman fire in his eyes.

And Sam, you see her take several rounds to her chest, causing her to gasp and fall over. Your body suddenly grows cold and your heart stops, as if a giant, icy fist has clutched it.

And suddenly you're back in a very familiar burning manor.

"No no no no no no NO!" You scream.

>THE FUUUUUUUUURYY
>You need to calm the fuck down and get to Sam!
>Other
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>>25751383
>>You need to calm the fuck down and get to Sam!

Going all raging won't help her.
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>>25751383
>>THE FUUUUUUUUURYY
I pick this solely because it's entirely in capital letters.
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>>25751383
>You need to calm the fuck down and get to Sam!
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>>25751383
>You need to calm the fuck down and get to Sam!
Revenge is for the dead, help is for the living.
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>>25751383
>THE FUUUUUUUUURYY

I...I...I DONT KNOW

FUCK
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>>25751383
>You need to calm the fuck down and get to Sam!
Yeah, remember all that fury at the manor? How well that worked out?
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>>25751383
>You can see some sort of inhuman fire in his eyes.

You just fucked with the wrong boys lads.
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>>25751383
>>You need to calm the fuck down and get to Sam!
Sam? Sam! SAAAAAAAAM!
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>>25751383
>You need to calm the fuck down and get to Sam!

No Fury.

Only Sam.
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>>25751383
>You need to calm the fuck down and get to Sam!

gotta channel the rage into a battle calm and help sam
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>>25751445
Wait did his +5 thing just click on?
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>>25751383
>>THE FUUUUUUUUURYY
Do we take out our pistol and dual wield it with out assault rifle while slowly walking and shooting, saying NO! repeatedly?
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Rolled 1

>>25751383
>>You need to calm the fuck down and get to Sam!

"ragnaid Son"
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>>25751510
not with that dice you aint
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>>25751383
THE FUUUUUUUUUURY!
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>>25751457
Sssh sssh, no fury...Only Sam.
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>Checking the pastebin.
We have a ragnaid. Sam has a ragnaid.. Actually, everyone but Beta and the tankers have ragnaids.
Time to irradiate our second in command so much we can use her to power the tank.
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>>25751383
>>THE FUUUUUUUUURYY

>You see Alek take a couple of hits to his leg and side, but he seems to be trying to ignore the pain while setting up his ATR, with Elsa trying to administer first aid to him. You can see some sort of inhuman fire in his eyes.

Holy shit, Survival Instinct was actually useful for once.
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>>25751383
>>You need to calm the fuck down and get to Sam!
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>>25751383
>You need to calm the fuck down and get to Sam!

This is no time for fury.

>attacum war
That might be true captcha, but we also have a downed soldier in there. We attack them as much as you like later.
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Sam first, then

>THE FUUUUUUUUURYY
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>>25751383
>>You need to calm the fuck down and get to Sam!
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>>25751383
>>THE FUUUUUUUUURYY

MURDER EVERYONE.
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>>25751489
We don't have a not-STG-44 yet, sadly. Should probably put Qyburn on that.
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>>25751383
>You need to calm the fuck down and get to Sam!
I don't think rage empowers healing
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>>25751383
You feel the urge to take vengeance on the GRA soldier down below boiling like an erupting volcano, screaming at you to let loose with everything you have. Rip and tear the bastards to took everything away from you! Kill Karla!

But then you see Sam's lifeless body and you blink, realizing something is deathly wrong.

>roll 1d20
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Rolled 16

>>25751595
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Rolled 17

>>25751595
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Rolled 18

>>25751595

FUUUU
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Rolled 13

>>25751595
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Rolled 15

>>25751595

She's fine...right?

RIGHT?!

SHE'S JUST CRITICALLY WOUNDED, RIGHT!!
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>>25751595
>in b4 Sam is a Valkyria
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>>25751595
I swear to god, Merc...

I swear to go if you're pulling what I think you're pulling...
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>>25751598
>>25751599
>>25751601
Thank the dice gods. With lowest roll being 16, she's probably just critically injured, right? ...Right?
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>>25751595
SHE BETTER NOT BE DEAD,I SWEAR TO GOD MERC!
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Rolled 7

>>25751598
>>25751599
>>25751601

what..and the fuck?
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Rolled 12

>>25751636

+1s. +1s everywhere. Even in the post no.
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I hope she lives or else... (see pic)
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As long as there is any life left in her body, we will carry her out of here ourself, ignoring everything else. Bullets whizzing past and explosions going off, but we just keep walking.

There's no way we're letting Sam die.
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>>25751676

and leave our fellow demons to their own devices?

no thanks.
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Rolled 11

>>25751676
>"ragnaid Son
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>>25751601
No, she's not a Valkyria. This was the result of a critfail save.

You stop for a moment and take a few deep breaths, clearing the haze that had been clouding your vision. Those GRA bastards could wait. Sam was the priority now. With renewed purpose, you sprint across the battlements, either unaware or uncaring of the bullets flying your way. Seeing your mad charge, your squadmates increase their fire in order to cover you. Alek in particular is in some sort of bloodrage, blowing apart torsos and heads with every shot, living up to the "one shot one kill" mantra of all snipers.

You finally slide into position next to Sam. You're not sure if she's alive or not but the blood pooling under her body is not a good sign. Without thinking or hesitation, you pull out both yours and her ragnaids and activate them, bathing Sam in the blue healing light. You see Sam's eyelids twitch and she gives a slight groan. You breathe a sigh of relief. She's still alive, if only barely.

"Captain!" You hear Tarin's voice buzz through the radio. "We've linked up with Elizabeth! What are your orders?!"

>Send her back to the Vergeltung. We're going to kill every single fucker here.
>Link back up us. We've done what we've came here for and we are getting the fuck out.
>Other
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>>25751595
How would a reroll work on a group of rolls? Is it just 1 roll or would we be able to reroll the whole set?
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>>25751818
>>Link back up us. We've done what we've came here for and we are getting the fuck out.
Time for evac. NOW! We are leaving!
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>>25751818
>Link back up us. We've done what we've came here for and we are getting the fuck out.

AS much as I wanted a blood bath..
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>>25751818
>Link back up us. We've done what we've came here for and we are getting the fuck out.

Time to pull the fuck out.
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>>25751818
>Link back up us. We've done what we've came here for and we are getting the fuck out.

Shit has hit the fan, we're bailing out.
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>>25751818
>>Link back up us. We've done what we've came here for and we are getting the fuck out.
no point sticking around
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>>25751818
>Link back up us. We've done what we've came here for and we are getting the fuck out.

we have casualties, the main objective is achieved, run and gun.
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>>25751818
>>Link back up us. We've done what we've came here for and we are getting the fuck out
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>>25751818
>>Link back up us. We've done what we've came here for and we are getting the fuck out.

WE've done our task, not to get the hell out of here.
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>>25751818
>Link back up us. We've done what we've came here for and we are getting the fuck out.

the GRA will pay later right now we need to get sam out of here
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>>25751818

>Link back up us. We've done what we've came here for and we are getting the fuck out.

Remember our objectives! Secure the Archduchess, and bug out!
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>>25751818
>>Link back up us. We've done what we've came here for and we are getting the fuck out.

We need to get her to an infirmary pronto.
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I hope the Gallian Army was considerate enough to send us some APCs.

If not, send a buzzbomb to cover our retreat.
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>>25751818
>Link back up us. We've done what we've came here for and we are getting the fuck out.

Then
>Send a buzzbomb on their heads.
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>>25751818
>>Send her back to the Vergeltung. We're going to kill every single fucker here.

Running with a injured teammate while being shot at is a bad idea. Get someone to take off with her while we cover. For the other squad.
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>>25751910
That's just excessive, I'm sure one of the unwritten goals is not turn the castle into a pile of rubble.
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>>25751910

Oh yes this.

Send them a goodbye present.
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GTFO and buzzbomb the gate behind us. That should seal it up and stop the GRA from chasing us back to our submarine.

>could really have used those AP mines
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>>25751907

This is a good idea. Get the mortar teams and the buzzbomb going at once.
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>>25751927

They nearly killed Sam.

The castle can go fuck itself.
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>>25751818
>>25751841
>We are LEAVING!
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>>25751910

Supporting.
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>>25751942
And when the fuck did you think we have time to set those up?
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>>25751943
"Drop the Hammer! Bring the Storm! I DON'T CARE! JUST DROP THEM NOW!"
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NO FUCKING BUZZBOMB.
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>>25751924
I'm assuming we're not just throwing her over our shoulder and running, but we're actually getting a stretcher and carrying her out while everyone else provides cover fire.

We can mortar and buzzbomb once we're outside, to keep them from counter assaulting us as we fall back.
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>>25751910

Oh yes this.
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>>25751951
going all full retard with vengence will do more harm than good in the long run.
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>>25751910

I like, our little revenge for Sam.
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>>25751818
>>Link back up us. We've done what we've came here for and we are getting the fuck out.
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Guys if we keep using the buzzbomb willy nilly its not going to stay a hidden ace much longer.
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>>25751987

What, for a fucking castle they can rebuild at later point?

I'm not seeing very many good reasons to abstain, especially since we could also use it to cover our retreat.
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>>25752002
I've said that a few times now. Not like anyone would listen back then or now.
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Guys don't go fucking crazy cuz of her getting wounded. Its battle, it happens. She is fine.
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>>25752020
You mean besides our current boss being displeased with going beyond the mission objectives in a most destructive way?

It's like blowing up the white house.
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Mortars should suffice, lets not give away our super weapon
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>>25752002

Why would it stay for any length of time anyway? We already used it like twice and all it takes is one guy telling for them to get the idea.

>>25751942

Oh yes I suppose we where going to magically teloport them into our foes battle zone with wizards right?
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>>25752045

You mean the boss who is the father of the girl that nearly died?
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>>25752028
Just because we knew that "it happens" doesn't mean we will just shrug our shoulders when it does happen.


>>25752049
I agree with this. Let's just lay down some covering mortar fire as we withdraw. We can save the buzzbomb for later.
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>>25751972
>Pick up mine off belt
>Place on ground at chokepoint
>Continue to GTFO
It's not rocket science. We need to buy time more than we need to kill em all at the moment.

>>25752002
The only people who have any idea wtf it is are people who have seen it launch. Eventually the secret is going to get out but they are going to have a hell of a time reverse engineering something they only see for a couple seconds.
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>>25751910

Buzzbomb the fuckers and watch them burn.
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>>25752077
It doesn't change the fact people are talking about severely damaging a long standing landmark/home of loyality. That and one doesn't get to be a general by flying off the handle with retard rage whenever someone they know got hurt. People like then tend to end up NAMELESS.
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>>25751818
"Demons, WE ARE LEAVING!" You yell, picking up Sam in you arms. "Mortar team! Full bombardment! Drop every goddamn shell you've got! Davos! Fire a buzzbomb at the gate the moment we clear it!"

With that, you sprint down the stairs with Brillant giving you covering fire and tossing his smoke grenade. Alek, still in that bloodrage sate, is actually running and gunning with the ATR, pausing every couple of seconds to take an aimed shot, with Elsa frantically tugging at him to keep him moving.

Tarin, Ramirez, and Heloise finally make their return with Elizabeth, Cordelia, and a couple castle servants in tow. They contribute their own firepower and smoke grenades to cover their retreat.

Finally, all of you are through the lake gate, and the Fenrir and Kilroy quickly reverse out, firing as they go.

There's a bright flare on the surface of the lake, and a loud buzzing noise is heard in the air.

>roll 1d20
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>>25752084
Its going to get out a lot sooner if we use it all the damn time. Plus it makes our group a high priority target when the fucking thing is used every time we take part in an engagement
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Rolled 18

>>25752113
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Rolled 15

>>25752113
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Rolled 19

>>25752113
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Rolled 6

>>25752113

DIE
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>>25752140

Surprise Motherfuckers
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>>25752110

For damaging a castle that happens to contain a large number of rebels?

I dare say that killing them would take precedence at this stage.
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Rolled 7

>>25752113

DIE. DIE. DIE.
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>>25752110
>MUH MUH CASTLE
The Dutchess is more important than a pile of rocks. Which I should point out has already been knocked over by the imperials and rebuilt so it's not exactly mint. Collapsing the gate stops them from chasing us to the sub.
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>>25751818
>Link back up us. We've done what we've came here for and we are getting the fuck out.
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>>25752079
No one said we should shrug our shoulders, but to go raging cruise missile commander is retarded
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>>25752113

Sayanara motherfuckers.
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>>25752084
My god your serious? You really think that's how fucking mines work don't you? You can't just fucking lay on the ground like it's fucking magic. They're not grades where you just pull the pin and leave them. Holy shit...
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>>25752140

Good night sweet prince.
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>>25752140
I think the basement will be the only thing not obliterated.
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Rolled 6

>>25752201

Perhaps we can cook up motar mines.
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>>25752171
We can still save the Duchess WITHOUT LEVELING THE FUCKING CASTLE.
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>>25752190
Too late, I bet people were just looking for an excuse to go full retard with explosives, likely opening the way for even worse decisions
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Rolled 13

>>25752209
ah, crap, did I just destroy a historical landmark?
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>>25752201
> pull the pin and leave them

Uhh, the large majority of AP mines are infact exactly like that
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Rolled 17

>>25752222

Well we were aiming at the gate.

Perhaps we'll kill alot but leave much of the castle untouched.
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>>25752222
Don't worry, it got destroyed in the first game so I don't see any problem rebuilding it.
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Rolled 14, 9, 2 = 25

>>25752222
Well it's not like your the first.
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>>25752222
Nah, we specifically told them to fire at the gate, not the castle itself.

And a single bomb isn't going to demolish an entire castle, especially not when it's not even a direct hit.
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>>25752209

Honestly as long as they make sure to go full barrage only on the front side and time the buzz bomb right the castle should be fairly fine. Those things hold fairly well. Damage should be fairly minimal unless things go wildly off course.
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>>25752222
Nah, like >>25752239 said, we aimed at the gate.

The front gate, courtyard and main entrance are probably fucked though.
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>>25752140
The buzzbomb screams down at the perfect moment, just as the GRA forces are pushing through the gate to pursue you. In an instant, two GRA tanks and a squad of infantry are either incinerated or buried under tons of rubble. You then all pile into the assault boats you had prepared earlier for your escape, while the Fenrir and Kilroy activate their amphibious modes.

"Sorry about all the damage we caused to your castle, Archduchess." You apologize as the remains of the lake gate burn in the distance.

"Don't worry." Cordelia shakes her head and smiles. "Every castle, even Randgriz Castle, has been destroyed and rebuilt at some point. It's the people that are impossible to replace."

You see Cordelia's eyes divert from yours and shift to the unconscious Sam, who you are cradling in your arms as Heloise tries to figure out the full extent of the damage.

"You are Jager Sturmfuhrer, correct?" Cordelia asks. "I remember this girl... Samantha I believe. She came to the palace on your behalf almost a year ago."

>You... remember that?
>Am I really that famous?
>I don't really want to talk right now.
>Other
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>>25752267
Along with any GRA who try to follow us.
But with a roll of 19, I think the colatteral damage is pretty minimal.
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Rolled 17

>>25752282

>>You... remember that?
>>Am I really that famous?
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>>25752282
>>Am I really that famous?
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>>25752282
>>You... remember that?

Something to distract us, that and background story.
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>>25752282
>You... remember that?

that's quite the honor, isn't it?
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>>25752282
>>You... remember that?
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>>25752282
>You... remember that?
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>>25752282
>>You... remember that?

Not as if Jager can personally do much to help Sam, so let's at least get him a distraction.
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>>25752282
>You... remember that?
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>>25752201
There are a shitton of different mine types (tripwire, bouncing betty, claymore, etc) but the majority are a simple disk shaped pressure plate with a safety pin in the fuse that stops them from going off. You don't even need to bury it in some cases because once people see the mine they slow the fuck down.

In fact if you play the actual game the AP and AT mines are exactly like this.

>>25752267
Ehhh don't worry about it. Maximilian already gave Castle Randgriz the Marmota once already.
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Does this mean the standard operating procedure for anything harming sam is to blow it up, even if it's just a piece of paper?
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>>25752408

You don't just fuck with someone's not-girlfriend and expect to get away scot free.
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>>25752408
Why do you think she never lets Jager hang around when she does the paperwork?
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>>25752282
>>You... remember that?
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>>25752384

Main issue is we need covering fire not mines. So we would have to pause put the thing down then hope the guys are dumb enough not to notice this while we are getting shot at.

>>25752408
If she gets a paper cut that makes her seem dead yeah maybe. Honestly Jager wouldn't react as badly if it was just a injury she got in war time. But she almost died which would make him react that way.
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>>25752451
Pull the pin and toss it like a frisbee.
We're Jager Sturmfurher. Regular logic does not appy to us.
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>>25752437
true but there's a time and a place for that, not flying off the handle using excessive force. Jager is a leader of a mercenary unit, not motherfucking rambo or Chuck Norris (1man armies)

We're lucky our outburst hasn't screwed over the rest of the unit this time.
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>>25752510
Eh, if we hadn't already secured the Archduchess and everything, we'd probably just have sent Heliose away with Sam to get her patched up and finished the mission first.
THEN freaked out.
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>>25752282
>You... remember that?
>Am I really that famous?

Punching out knights has that effect. Also for Gallia bitches.
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>>25752510

Honestly since it was just the courtyard and we where defending sovereignty we could get away it it fairly easy. Also guys

>Alek, still in that bloodrage sate, is actually running and gunning with the ATR,

Hardcore Alek is hard core
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>>25752555
He is one of my favorites.
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>>25752536
>>25752555
There is also this point: flying into such a rage is a weakness that someone could exploit down the line. I mean look at how we exploited some of the knight's weaknesses.
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>>25752451
Depends on how, uh, cavalier you want to be with it.

But looking back our area of operations was actually pretty tiny. Basically one gate, a courtyard and a section of battlements. If there were more chokepoints like the gate or twists and turns then mines would have been very helpful. But in this case all we could have used them for was to block the gate, and we buzzed that instead.

Merc can you clarify how the mines are used? I take it that carrying mine would mean using a belt slot right? So no C4 or ragnaids in that slot for one thing. If we buy them can we use them in large operations like the beach landing?
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>>25752486
>Pull the pin and toss it like a frisbee.
I have actually seen an ATO do that with an inert anti tank mine.
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>>25752583
Yes, but who doesn't have a weakness or two?
Jager is rather emotionally unstable when it comes to losing people he care about, but since just about everyone on that list is a trained soldier...
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>>25752583

Well yeah. But Jager stayed calm and just went for excessive force so he could be sure and extra careful for his troop. Be very hard to take advantage of "Will calmly bomb the crap out of you excessively if you hurt his friend"

>>25752585
Oh wow. Honestly though mines are best when you have time to set up more then 1. Or around corners placing them under fire. is about the worst time to do so.
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>>25752633
Besides the resources used in such a thing? It'd be pretty easy to do such a "feint" then reveal one's big guns that the heavy artilitery should have been used on instead.
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>>25752664

Well yes. But first one would need to hurt a squadmate enough in plain view hard with the demons. Then they would need to handle the force and outpace us. It is a flaw but it isn't something easily taken advantage of and takes noticing to begin with.
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>>25752282
"You... remember that?" You gape.

"I make it a habit to try and remember the plight of my subjects." Cordelia says. "Every Gallian is precious to me."

"Even the GRA?" You raise an eyebrow.

"Yes, even them." Cordelia nods. "Even if they are largely misguided, I still believe many of them have the capacity to do good."

"So then, how is it that you remember Sam so well?" You ask.

"Well, it's simple, really." Cordelia smiles. "She's the daughter of one my generals, after all. It would be a crime not to know her. When she came to request me to sanction the formation of your company, I was fully expecting her to try and use her connections with her father, and I was surprised that she didn't."

"Really?" You blink.

"No, she merely told me how you were a loyal and dedicated soldier of Gallia, and how you could be trusted with the sort of power I granted to you. To earn the unerring loyalty of such an intelligent and resourceful young woman like that, well, I believe supporting you was an idea that had merit."

You... honestly don't know what to say. You knew Sam really admired you a lot, but to have so much of it that it bled over into the freaking Archduchess herself?

"You don't have to have the blood of the Valkrur to be an exceptional individual." Cordelia continues, stroking Sam's dirty and tangled hair. "I can sense it in both you and her. As long as you support one another, you are destined to do great things."

Before you can say anything else, your boat finally reaches the Vergeltung. Sam is quickly carried off along with Alek to the infirmary, while Davos helps Cordelia up out of the boat.

>Follow Sam
>Escort Cordelia
>Other
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On an unrelated note, Merc if possible could we ask Qy to develop an unguided and minituarised version of the Buzzbomb? They'd make nice siege weapons we can tack onto our tanks.

Also is there a possibility of giving our mortar guys an upgun, I'm thinking 120mm mortars, they were used widely by the Ruskies in WWII and everybody else started adopting 120mm's when they realised that much fire power in a mortar was fantastic.
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>>25752697
>Escort Cordelia

See what plans she has for the war.
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>>25752697
>>Follow Sam
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>>25752697

I'd say escort Cordelia, Sam should be fine. (Ofc this is /tg/ so Sam's probably going to win out)
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>>25752692
That and "fly off the handle eventually and use grossly too much firepower" rage is less impressive than "cold super focused" rage.

>>25752697
>>Follow Sam

I think the others have escorting in hand. That and she could use a friendly face to wake up to.
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>>25752697
>Escort Cordelia
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>>25752697
>Follow Sam
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>>25752698
You realize you're essentially asking for a dumb rocket, which is not exactly revolutionary technology.

>>25752584
And mines will take up a grenade slot.
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>>25752697
>Escort Cordelia
Get her below decks. Sam can wait until the principal is safe.
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>>25752697
>Escort Cordelia

Sam's fine, she's with the Demons and ought to be with Wojtek pretty soon.
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>>25752697
>>Escort Cordelia
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>>25752719
Seconded.
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>>25752697
Have Ramirez and Elizabeth escort Cordelia.
We need to follow sam.
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>>25752697
Escort cordelia
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>>25752697
>Escort Cordelia

Jager might be worried, but he's smart and professional enough to know that he can't do anything but get in the way until Sam has been put through some basic surgery to at least plug the holes.
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Sam first then Cordelia. Cordelia has been a prisoner for a while so she will need time to get up to speed before she can plan anything. Let's spend that time with Sam.

>>25752698
Giving our tanks a Calliope rack wouldn't be too hard. It has obvious drawbacks though and is none too accurate.

And we don't need to upgrade the mortar team, just hire the howitzer team and have both.
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>>25752765
This.
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>>25752697
>Follow Sam
gotta be there for are wounded
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>>25752737
Merc, query for you, whats the likelyhood of Qyburn making something akin to a nebelwerfer we can stick on the side of a tank?
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>>25752765
>Professional
>Blowing up most of a castle just because they shot someone.

Le lol.
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>>25752697
Follow Sam
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>>25752697
>>Follow Sam
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if the sub is cramped, we're more likely to get in the way of medical treatment.
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>>25752697

Honestly my first thought is to check up on Alek and Sam to see the extent of the damage and Cordelia knows what she has to do herself. But I'm dropping out of this one.
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How about we rig a Hedgehog depth charge launcher to one of our tanks for heavy support?
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Guys following Sam isn't going to help her, we are just getting in the way. We can still be there when she wakes.
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>>25752697
>>Escort Cordelia
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>>25752786
>Blowíng up the gate of a castle to cover the retreat after the main objective has been achieved and we have a casualty that needs medical attention, so we don't want the enemy to follow us

You were saying?
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>>25752786

>Not accounting for the slowdown from injured squadmate.
>Not making sure to save the leader of the nation because of this slowdown.

Maximum Le.
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>>25752812
How can you be sure of that if we're busy escorting Cordelia?
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>>25752765
>>Escort Cordelia
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>>25752795
>>25752812
This.
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>>25752839
Jaeger isn't a doctor and its not going to take a huge amount of time to escort Cordellia compared to sam's medical attention
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>>25752786
You mean like how we suppressed our urge for vengeance in order to rescue our irreplaceable Duchess and cut off the enemy trying to follow us by damaging a replaceable castle full of enemy troops? Then yeah.

>>25752828
A spigot mortar array? That's not a half bad idea, gives the tank some indirect firepower. They used to mount really big ones on Churchill tanks for demolition work.
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>>25752839
That's exactly what I'm thinking, if we have the option to go with Sam then obviously something is going to happen. It's not like Merc gives us pointless options. I'd rather check on my wounded XO and get the details later when they actually want to brief us.
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>>25752853
then why is it a choice then? Because if we choose one we'll miss out on the other.
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>>25752839
Do we need to be there, asleep on the side of her bed the moment she wakes up? Isn't it okay to wait until after she wakes up and we visit her then?
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>>25752883
depends on her state of mind when she wakes up. Last time I checked women didn't like to wake up alone.
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>>25752697
>Escort Cordelia

Give her the circumstances that leads the Demons returning to Gallia, idealism is cute, but she should know by now that the kids' gloves comes off, and these goddamn traitors have chosen their side
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>>25752870
So every choice must always be MAXIMUM SERIOUS MODE?
It can't just be him sitting outside the surgery room being worried for half an hour before someone comes out and says "she's stable but needs to rest"?
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Just because a choice is there doesn't mean anything special is going to happen. You could turn it around and say ''omg why is cordellia's choice there then?!''
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>>25752737

Well yer. But we havn't seen any rail launched rockets ANYWHERE in VC. Not even the tank Audrey had had simple rail launch rockets leading me to believe that VC verse hasn't figured out how to stabilising fins.

Even Theimer's lance was praised because of its use OF stabilising fins.

So yer my reasoning there.

>>25752771

Indeed, although I disagree on the mortar, the Howie team is one gun, a mortar upgun would be 3 tubes. But eh I asked for my own amusement.
Rocket arty as a rule is very nice anyway.

>>25752809

>Matilda Hedgehog
>Mah nigga
Shame we don't actually have a tilly, one of my favourite tanks.
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>>25752895
Last time I checked, Sam was a trained, professional soldier. They're not that bothered by waking up and not instantly seeing a familiar face.
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>>25752899
This and during that half hour we could have escorted cordellia.
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>>25752870
tell that to the people fishing up excuses not to when their agenda is pretty clear. I need not say what it is.

>>25752906
the choice seem to be the mission or comrade that jager's very close to.

>>25752921
Or during that time we'd find out nothing from escorting her only to find out Sam's been left waiting for that half hour.
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>>25752936
You are only increasing the strength of my argument. Both are choices were nothing may or may not happen, Sam isn't a baby and we have to make sure the 'package' is safe.
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>>25752936
Jesus Christ, don't tell me you are really going to say this is the ANTI-WAIFU peoples agenda!
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>>25752936
We need to brief Cordelia on what's happening. Right now there is a fight for Randgriz happening, and if she can clarify to the rest of the Gallian military of her status, it'd definitely be a moral boost for them
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>>25752936
Treating sam is going to take time no matter what, we can spend that escorting the duchess. Sam isn't a baby either just because she don't automatically see Jaeger's face. Stop blaming people for being against your waifu'ing of Sam.
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>>25752936
You could tell me what the agenda is, because I have no fucking clue what you're talking about?
I LIKE Sam, but we can't do anything for her right now.

Also, Sam is injured so she will be doing a lot of waiting for a while, and I'm pretty sure she already knows this. It's not as if we're going on a date or something that would make it oh-so-terrible not to be there the second she comes out of the operating room.
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>>25752697
>Follow Sam
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>>25752697
You decide to escort Cordelia for the moment. You remember how cranky doctors can get about being interrupted when treating patients. Shipboard doctors were even worse, since the cramped conditions made them even crankier when valuable space was wasted by bystanders.

"So what do you think will happen now that you're freed? How is this civil war going to end?" You ask Cordelia.

"Those are complicated questions with no clear answers." Cordelia sighs. "Obviously, the Gassenarls must be deposed. I could have granted them amnesty before, but attacking Randgriz and seizing the throne in a coup is treason, which is a crime that cannot be forgiven."

"Well, you know who to call, in that case." You say.

"Of course." Cordelia nods. "Now, if you excuse me, I need some rest due to today's events."

With that, the rest of the night seems to be like a blur. The ship's doctor informs you that both Sam and Alek will be fine. Their wounds were serious but not serious enough that a shipboard doctor couldn't fix them up. However, Sam is still unconscious and it's not clear when she'll wake up, while Alek was dragged off by Elsa to parts unknown.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth seems to have become pretty close to the two servants that followed her and Cordelia out. Every time you look in her direction, Elizabeth suddenly starts getting rather awkward and uncomfortable, piquing your suspicions...

However, by the next morning, Randgriz is back in Loyalist hands. The GRA forces were routed by General Wellings and sent fleeing back south. Unfortunately, even though a huge chunk of the GRA leadership was captured, Baldren Gassenarl was able to escape capture and his whereabouts were currently unknown.

Meanwhile, Cordelia returned to Randgriz to resume her place as Gallia's rightful ruler.

(cont)
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We've cleared one objective, but there is still a fucking war outside going on. It's alright to worry about Sam, but the situation at the moment doesn't really allow that because we still need to raise hell on the GRA army from their flanks so the loyalist can breach the city
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Also, with the recapture of Army HQ, contact was reestablished with Lanseal and other southern units. You find out that both Arty and Matt are both alive and well, though the news is rather hollow considering Sam is in no condition to hear the news.

You feel more than a bit guilty having to explain Sam's close call with death to her own father. Thankfully, General Wellings doesn't blame you for it. While the death of one of his sons still stings, he doesn't blame you for Sam getting hurt Shit happens in war, after all. He has her transferred to the best hospital in Randgriz.

Two days after the battle, Sam finally regains consciousness, which is a good thing for you since you had been sitting at her side for pretty much all of those two days.

"...Cap?" She croaks, blinking rapidly as her eyes see the sun for the first time in days.

"Sam!" You bolt up from your chair. "You're awake!"

"Yeah... I kinda screwed up real bad there, didn't I? Getting shot up like that..."

"Hey, we rescued Cordelia, and everybody's still fine." You say, putting a reassuring hand on her shoulder. "Nothing to worry about."

"Yeah, well, I guess you could say I had one of those near death experiences." Sam frowns, obviously troubled. "I-I guess I learned that I shouldn't just sit around waiting for things to happen..."

"Sam, what are you talking abou-"

"JAGER!" She yells, her face now becoming red as a strawberry. "W-WILL YOU BE MY BOYFRIEND!?"

>And that's all for tonight, folks! Unfortunately, I will be unable to post this week due to the 4th of July. I'll make up for it by putting up a late thread on Tuesday 8-9pm PST that we can use for a side chapter or to continue this new development! However, the next full thread won't be until July 8, 6-7pm. See you till then!
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>>25753160
I wonder how this will turn out.
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>>25753160
Sweet jesus.
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>>25753160

WELP THIS CAN NO POSSIBLY END BADLY!!!!!!
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>>25753160
KAAAARRRLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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>>25753160

Damn son. Didn't see that coming, but it totally makes sense.

Thanks for running Mer Com!
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>>25753160
...

Welp... see you all on the 8th...

>mmelya thinking
Yeah, there's going to be a lot of thinking to be done...
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>>25753160
>What the DM saw
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>>25753160
WE JUST HAD THIS TALK LIKE A MONTH AGO YOU
YOU
YOU

DOUBLE DARCSEN
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>>25753160
YES. YEEEESSSSS
http://hydra-images.cursecdn.com/dota2.gamepedia.com/7/72/Chaknight_levelup_04.mp3
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>>25753160

I am okay with this.
We still need to hunt down Karla to officially put that relationship to rest, but hey. Having Sam next to us when we do sounds great to me.
Besides, if he spent two days by her bed, worrying and waiting for her to wake up, it's time he admits that there's more than just a professional looking out for his subordinate there.
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>>25753160
So it has come to this..
Thanks for the run merc was fun.
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>>25753160
as a Karlafag, I hate you so much, because saying no right now, with her in her current condition, would be really shitty

I hate you so much MC
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Time to build bunkers for the shitstorm that'll errupt as I don't think we can delay it again, thus force the point and then provoke a waifu war so bad it'll put EWII to shame.
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>>25753160

Whelp.
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>>25753225
What can I say, sometimes the characters just aren't going to sit around for you to make your move (if ever).

That and critfails are delicious. I've literally never had a crifail save up until now.
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>>25753160

Honestly I kind of see him saying he wants to get over his past first. But after everything is out of the way he will.
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>>25753259
what exactly critfailed or got saved to result in Sam getting badly wounded like that?
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>>25753225

Agreed, it would feel like kicking a puppy.
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>>25753265
>Rolled 20, 1, 14, 7, 19, 19, 7, 5

Is the foes rolls. Then sam rolled a nat 1 for her save.
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>>25753265
Usually in big combats I do rolls in the background to save time, and I also randomly allocate hits. Sam rolled a nat 1 on her save, against a 19 to hit. A 20 would've instantly killed her in that situation.
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>>25753239
I'm hoping MC just railroads us on this one and he just says yes (or at least, "yes, but only after I've dealt with Karla"), because the Karla-fans raging over a railroad is still the lesser evil compared to the shitstorm an actual vote would cause.


Either way, thanks for running the quest for us. See you in a while, then.
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>>25753160

oh my. well, it was bound to happen one way or the other.

I'd like Karla and Jager to make up but i won't object if we get together with Sam.
Dealing with Karla will likely be more difficult if we do though.
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>>25753264
this is pretty much what he said when she first asked about taking their relationship further

Consensus was very clearly "I can't even start to think about stuff like that until things with Karla are resolved" but we merely put things off with the equivalent of "maybe, ask me later"
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>>25753225

Heh yeah, I was originally thinking the Karla path would be too good to pass up, but that was when Sam was just our buddy. I don't want to shoot her down now that she has been pretty much the perfect XO and friend.
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>>25753295
Good thing we had those re-rolls available eh?
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>>25753295
Oh dear. I can't even imagine what would have happened in the thread if Sam's head just went splat instead.
That's just so far out there that... Just no.
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>>25753305
Yeah, well, near death experiences tend to change a person's line of thinking.
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>>25753326
T-that's what rerolls are for, right?
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>>25753295
> A 20 would've instantly killed her in that situation.

Oh dear lord the pure rage Jager would have in that situation. I think he would gun down the GRA himself with no need for a army.

Also what did alek roll? I'm kind of curious since he went blood rage.
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At some point we should use the phrase "don't be such an old maid" when speaking with Elizabeth just to see her twitch.
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>>25753335
Yeah, but still.
Imagine what would happen...
Just... Splat.
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>>25753337
>Also what did alek roll? I'm kind of curious since he went blood rage.
he gets like that when you take into account his low HP buff, and pair him with Elsa buff
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>>25753323
Usually hidden rolls really aren't that serious, but the way they lined up today, I just couldn't resist.

But I honestly would have asked for a reroll if that 20 were allocated to Sam instead of the 19. I'll only ever prompt for rerolls if it's an ultra bad outcome.
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>>25753337
He got hit and his potential kicked in. Apparently instead of pain he feels murder.
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Dammit Sam.

Yes.

If nothing else, our little freak-out moment there should have driven it home just how much Jager cares about Sam.

We chose this path when we did every boyfriend-like thing in the fucking book for Sam except for physical affection, when we KNEW she was interested in us, so its far too late to complain. It was bound to happen, it was only a matter of time.
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>>25753355

Yeah I know just kind of wondering how bad his roll was to get injured that badly.

Also I will say it again.

Hardcore alek is hardcore. Jager really needs to comment that his life or death reactions are glorious.
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