Things are getting tense now in VALKYRIAN MERCS QUEST!Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20QuestPastebin: http://pastebin.com/BxU7VTKrDon't know what Valkyria Chronicles is? Check it out here! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyria_Chronicles or http://valkyria.wikia.com/wiki/Valkyria_WikiYou 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 returned to Gallia to help the Loyalists fight the GRA and rescue Archduchess Cordelia. You also finally decided to move on from your past and start a relationship with your longtime friend and XO, Sam.(cont)
>>26038126Dear MC,Stop toying with my feelings.Love,Me.PS: Wrenloft, don't you dare roll even once.
>>26038165>PS: Wrenloft, don't you dare roll even once.I'll second that.
>>26038126>Inb4 Karla takes the assassins head off at the hips with a borrowed combat knife.
>>26038126Currently, you're in the midst of a hostage situation in the middle of a peace conference. An assassin whose target was President Harling of the Federation has had his plans foiled, and in retaliation, he's taken Sam hostage in last desperate bid to complete his mission.The ball goes on around you regardless, as you and the assassin are still keeping things on the down low. However, he's got all the advantages right now, and you're stuck on what to do."Back off!" The assassin hisses, his fingers tightening on his concealed holdout pistol."You use that and you've got nothing to take out Harling with." You point out."Shut up!"You try to review your options. In the nearby window, you see a few flashes of light from one of the castle towers. Undoubtedly Alek and Elsa letting you know they're watching.You look at Sam, and can tell she's rather anxious and scared, but the way she looks at you suggests she's got something planned.And like a wraith, you catch glimpses of dark blue hair and a black gown flitting about the crowd, slowly edging closer to the assassin.>Let Alek take the shot.>Trust Sam to know what she's doing.>Have Tarin take out the assassin.>Other
>>26038239>Trust Sam to know what she's doing.>Keep him talking.
>>26038239>Let Alek take the shot.
>>26038239>Have Tarin take out the assassin.
>>26038239>Let Alek take the shot.Let the healing begin.
>>26038239>Trust Sam to know what she's doing.Try to stall the assassin as long as possible by asking his demands.Okay Captcha says: prison arestMe
>>26038251>>26038239>Trust Sam to know what she's doing.>Keep him talking.Seconding.
>>26038239>Trust Sam to know what she's doing.Talk with him. Make him feel like he's in control.
>>26038239>>Trust Sam to know what she's doing.Because all of you forgot one thing about Sam's dress.Grandma Sturmfuhrer would never let a member of her family go into a hostile situation unprotected.
>>26038299I doubt those are going to be his demands, captcha.
>>26038239>Trust Sam to know what she's doing.
Rolled 12>>26038239Thankfully, one bright side of a desperate assassin is that desperation causes them to make mistakes. One of the cardinal rules of hostage taking he had apparently forgotten was to never let the hostage know where you weapon was. The fact that he was continually poking the barrel of his gun into Sam's spine meant that she knew exactly where it was.Meaning she knew exactly how to get out of the line of fire. >roll 1d20
Rolled 10>>26038506Oh gods please
Rolled 2>>26038506Please be a 20.
>>26038519mid ground not bad
>>26038519Please be non-lethal.
>>26038527>>26038519>>26038514Son of a whore.>>26038531YOU ARE LATE.
Well, fuck. Dice gods just don't like Sam.
>>26038519Reasonable, I guess?
>>26038547ten is so so
>>26038547No, Dice Gods love fucking with our emotions.
>>26038531WRENLOFTI TOLD YOUNOROLLING
>>26038558Bad guy got a 12, though.
>>26038547>>26038559We still have rerolls! I think.
>>26038567HE SHOULD HAVE ROLLED SOONER.
At least it wasn't too bad.
>>26038573Do it when we get a 1.
>>26038573We might not need them just yet. Rolls during combat usually go back and forth. That said Merc has announced when we might need one. Did we burn one or two yesterday? I got confused when everybody started dropping their dice.
Yknow, if we hadn't gotten a one to recruit Schnee this might have never happened.
Attention drawfags:Make us some rerolls, damn it!
>>26038626No point thinking like that. The dice have always decided how the story turns, good or bad.
>>26038638I'm not sure you really want to see my art.
Rolled 11, 15 = 26>>26038506With lightning speed, Sam twists around, taking herself out of the immediate line of fire. To his credit, the assassin manages to keep proper trigger discipline and doesn't fire wildly. However, he's got pretty fast reflexes and he manages to grab Sam's arm before she can escape. They then begin to struggle, the assassin trying to get his pistol back into line.Not wanting to miss you chance, you charge in.>roll 1d20
I pray for 1s.Because seeing Sam die will fuck Jager over so hard.
Rolled 10>>26038671GO SAM
Rolled 1>>26038671GO GOG OG
Rolled 1>>26038671FOR SAM!
Rolled 4>>26038683Good man, you are a credit to team.
>>26038683>>26038681>>26038676WHAT THE FUCK
Rolled 5>>26038684>>26038683FUCKING FUCK.>>26038685YOU ARE LATE AGAIN.
Trying to appease Dice Gods by listening to:Sacred Worldshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLGJlDGMZE0
>>26038683Oh come on!
>>26038679>>26038683>>26038684Holy shit you people.
>>26038676well, you're our only hope
>>26038676>>26038681>>26038683>>26038684The dice apparently want someone to get shot...
>>26038683>>26038681>>26038676THE DICE GODS ARE AMUSED WITH OUR SUFFERING.
Oh come the fuck on.
>>26038710Well hopefully its us.>>26038715Wait, MC counts the first four rolls?
>>26038734We didn't critfail yet.
>>26038747No only first three.
>>26038747first three, I believe
Okay, new rule. Wrenloft? You're our only hope. From now on, NOBODY ROLLS until Wrenloft takes a go.
>>26038760Everyone, appease the Computer's Machine Spirit in order to appease the Dice Gods.
>>26038764Then he fucking rolls a one. Watch it will happen.
>>26038734I have a feeling one of MC's two rolls was Sam or possibly Tarin. I think we're doing badly but she isn't dead.
>>26038760>>26038761Then my roll shouldn't count. Which is a small hope.
>>26038671You charge forward to try and intervene in the melee, but the assassin notices your approach, and deeming you to be an imminent threat, he manages to break his arm free and fires the pistol.There's a little POP, and the ball goes on. Apparently, the little gun's report is not all that different from a wine bottle being uncorked.And you feel something suddenly sting REAL bad.>roll 1d20
Rolled 1>>26038794Let us pray.
Fuck the World
>>26038809>>26038810>>26038811New rule, NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO ROLL. EVER
>>26038809>>26038810>>26038811OK WHO PISSED OFF THE DICE GODS!?!?!
>>26038809>>26038810>>26038811What.What thewhat the FUCK.
Rolled 15>>26038809>>26038810>>26038811huh... what are the odds...
REROLL.WE FUCKING REROLL.
Rolled 13I am loving this shit.I canot breath.
ok now we use one!
But on a more serious note, who knows the litany that soothes the Omnissiah?
I really can't take this anymore.
Yeah.... you REALLY want to use a reroll now...Next linked roll will take it.mfw
>>26038700>Valkyria Chronicles>listening to any Blind Guardian song that isn't VALHALLAYou're doing it wrong.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_nmJgNcems>>26038809>>26038810God DAMMIT! Apparently the dice gods are EXTREMELY vindictive Karlafags.
I don't want to be a merc anymore, guys. We should just do all we can to end this war and retire if we live through this.
>>26038889OH FUCK THANK GOD!
>>26038889THANK YOU BASED ANON
>>26038889AND ITS GOOD!
>>26038889I'm cring man. Thank you.
>>26038909Dice Gods, Fuck you.... You beautiful sons of bitches.
What the fuck? HE DELETED HIS FUCKING ROLL?
>>26038889You, sir, have earned a mountain of treasure.
>>26038921what a thrill
>>26038889...Why he delete post?
Did he just fucking delete the roll.
>>26038950>>26038959>>26038961Troll who want's us to die?
>>26038889My sins are erased. Thank you based Anonymous.
So uh, that 19 still counts right MC?
So why was it deleted. That 19 still counts doesn't it? The only explaination I can think of his someone who actually wanted to roll low. But that's not fair.
>>26038961Not like it doesn't count.
MC, you saw that, right?
>>26038950I still see it!
Hey, whoever was that asshole who rolled a 19 and deleted it, I SAW WHAT YOU DID THERE.
The hell man.
>>26038980Everyone, link this to the original.
>>26038980>>26038989You are good men. The best.
>>26038997MC saw it, its all good.
I guess this is a good reminder to always appease your computer's machine spirit daily.
It's not like anyone on 4chan doesn't use the update and quick-reply features. The only people who aren't going to see that roll will be the ones late to the thread and I'm pretty sure MC isn't.
>>26039033Those are more for the archive really.
>>26039033We have PICTURES. That means it HAPPENED.Also, I have to be up early tomorrow to start weeding before it gets hot, but fuck that, this is more important.
You know the only reason he rolled high is because he didn't want to. Everybody's luck is off in this thread. I still don't feel comfortable. I hope the rest of the night is low risk...
>>26039032I need more incense now. And could you spare a virgin? I think my machine spirit got corrupted by Khorne.
>>26039064Wherever are we going to find a virgin on /tg/?
>>26039055AC TO MAX COOLING NOW!
Rolled 9>>26039060Everything is just as planned.Shitstorm included./Tzeentch rubbing hands in glee
I dunno, man. It was really seeming like the Dice God wanted Sam to die. It basically required repeated cheating on the part of the quest runner to keep it from happening.
>>26039081Needs to be a female virgin. The honored and revered spirit inhabiting my vessel is rather traditionalist, not that theres anything wrong with that.
We now know that our thread has been compromised by Chaos. Everyone remain vigilant, the touch of Chaos has affected some of our machine spirits, as well as a few whose faith is found wanting.
Rolled 4>>26039115I'm actually ok with that.The story narrative of Jager finding some peace and then getting it torn away from him is delicious.
>>26039115But it didn't really fuck up until he shot us. Putting Sam in danger was just the god's clever ruse to kill us.
>>26039115There's only one person that bullet was going to kill and it sure as shit wasn't Sam lol
>>26039147I already had this discussion in the last thread. Do I need to go back and screencap it for you as why that is not a good thing from a narrative perspective?
>>26039147Thats rather sadistic of you.>>26039162Well if we had died we could have played as a plucky XO who had her love taken from her, and embarked on a journey of retribution.
>>26039183You mean a quick punch to the gut and strangling the guy with our bare hands?Or the part where Sam would take the Var Mk2 and use it to TPK anyone who got in her way when she found out who hired the assassins?
>>26039183>Well if we had died we could have played as a plucky XO who had her love taken from her, and embarked on a journey of retribution.Or a scheming princess who just had the reality of the world come crashing down on her naive plans. I'd be good with either.
>>26039207Second one. She could carve a bloody sigil on the walls of whoever hired the assassins.>>26039222Or a certain romance novel author with a passion for revengance.
>>26039222Por que no las dos?>>26039232Las tres?
>>26039241Ramirez you're drunk!
>>26038961>>26038959I think we deserve a free re-roll for someone trying to fuck us over.
Rolled 3>>26039282Why. It adds nothing.
>>26039282Nah. MC saw what happened. He's cool like that.
>>26039282Let's not be entitled whiners. Everything is working out okay (we hope)
Where is my SamxKarlaxBarrel drawfriend? You said there would be SamxKarlaxBarrel!
>>26039291I meant a stored extra one. Another re-roll to add to the last of total re-rolls we haven't used yet.
>>26039274Ramierez, drink that bottle of tequela with your hydration blader.
>>26039299MC sees all. He knows all. He has seen the end of time, and the beginning of the galaxy. He is the nameless fear in the dark that has driven the men to light.H͔̘͚̘͗ͭ̈ͧ̚̚e̒̓̄̇̒ ͖̻͚͚̘̋͛͋͂̎̀ć͓̬͖͙̻̤̍͝o̘̺̲̥̞̲m͎͇̩̗̝̞ͥ̌ͣ̎ͅe̤͓̲̐͋͒̇͛s̫͍͉̲̯ͪ̾ͯ͝
>>26039147You and I are going to be great friends.>>26039282No. Stop trying to take advantage of the situation.
Rolled 15>>26039329No, I mean the implication that someone trying to fuck this quest over is adding enough intrinsic value to the quest, enough to warrant a reroll.It's not like folks don't vote for hue options.
>>26039350Ramirez, slay that elder god with that dynamite! Spend 5 clue tokens for an elder sign!
Rolled 14so how many rerolls left to expend before the hue is here to stay?
>>26039416Can't we just wait for Tarin to pick one up from the curiosity shop? She's got like 15 bucks!
>>260394512 or 3.
>>260394512 and calm your tits. It was more a guy trying to take advantage of a bad situation over a master ruseman.
>>26038879And that's all you feel, a rather annoying sting in your shoulder. Fortunately for you, at this range, the holdout pistol's power has been significantly reduced. Still, it stings pretty bad, though.At this point, Sam manages to slap the weapon out of the assassin's hand and it goes clattering away on the floor and lost in the sea of feet and table legs.That leaves the assassin open to your wrath. You just give the man an evil grin and crack your knuckles menacingly.>Hit him.>Hit him hard.>Hit him HARD.>Hit him with the fury of the Fist of the Motherfucking North Star!>Actually, let the girls have their way with him.>Other
I have a bright idea: after you see three or whatever needed rolls, STOP MOTHERFUCKING ROLLING. as many good scores are wasted on empty rolls.
Rolled 9>>26039500>Actually, let the girls have their way with him.
>>26039500>Hit him with the fury of the Fist of the Motherfucking North Star!I'm really sick of this guy's shit.
>>26039459>Mythos phaseAlways fucks you over somehow.
>>26039500>>Hit him with the fury of the Fist of the Motherfucking North Star!HE IS ALREADY DEAD.
>>26039500>Hit him.>Hit him hard.>Hit him HARD.>Hit him with the fury of the Fist of the Motherfucking North Star!
>>26039500>>Actually, let the girls have their way with him.Sam knocked us out in one punch that one time.
>>26039500>Hit him HARD.>Then let the girls have their way with him.
Rolled 14>>26039500>OTHERBundle him out of the ballroom.THEN GO TO TOWNThe Show Must Go On. Without Interruptions.Like a fistfight on the floor.
>>26039500>OtherAll of the fucking above.
>>26039500>>Hit him with the fury of the Fist of the Motherfucking North Star!I would try to level up it into an Asura's wrath reference but I can't think of how to do it.
>>26039500>>Hit him with the fury of the Fist of the Motherfucking North Star!Revenge is a bitch mate.Also, Merc, sent you those images I promised.
>>26039500>THIS HAND OF MINE GLOWS WITH AN AWESOME POWER
Rolled 15You guys are starting a fistfight in the ball room.Infront of all the dignitaries.Ask yourself this. Is this wise?
>>26039500>>Actually, let the girls have their way with him."You know, son. I am going to do the worst thing I can right now. And that is not beat you to death. I am going to just stand here and watch you get minced to pieces so small, ain't no one going to know who you were."
>>26039573I support this.
>>26039500>Hit him with the fury of the Fist of the Motherfucking North Star!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaZdFQcKvjk&t=01m08s
>>26039587I wouldn't say it'd be a fistfight, just an outright beat down.
>>26039587Son, we just got shot. We are the least disturbing thing to happen tonight.
>>26039500We mad now.>motherfucking north star
>>26039500>Calmly excuse ourselves with Sam and a few others>At least leave Rameriz on guard duty>Take him out back with Elizabeth and fuck his shit up as severely as possible>MAKE SURE HE DOESN'T SWALLOW A PILL OR POP A GRENADE>Get him to our sub and hold him there to be grilled for whatever more information we needI think I'm missing something...Oh yeah->Bandage ourselves.We come back to the ball>"My those GRA are really persistent, no?"
Rolled 15>>26039610The shot was the sound of a champagne pop.The masquerade is still in effect.
>>26039500Hit him with the god hand
>>26039651We are bleeding. People can put two and two together. I'm actually surprised they didn't notice Sam's little maneuver.
Rolled 7>>26039682I've yet to hear a scream. That means Not Yet, thought.Enough reason to get out before they do and avoid an incident.
>>26039682They're nobles, they're used to assassination attempts at court, so long as nobody bring huge amounts of attention to it, it's politely ignored.It doesn't do to pay too much attention to the staff and all.
>>26039682I don't really care. I just want to punch a man who only made it this long because he had the luck of the fucking devil on his side.
>>26039682>Sam manages to slap the weapon out of the assassin's hand and it goes clattering away on the floor and lost in the sea of feet and table legs.Merc seems to be implying that we can maintain the masquerade if we really want to. Let's not blow this. Do what we have to to cover up the wound, hug Sam close to us like a jealous lover directing her attention from another guy, putting a napkin on our wound real quick, anything. Then let's vacate quietly and calmly and beat the shit out of the fucker in private or in our own sub where we can grill him as long as we want.Assuming he doesn't swallow a pill or anything. Might want to try to make sure that it doesn't happen.
>>26039777A very good point.Counterpoint: By this time, Jager is too mad to care.
>>26039777This is true. Take him out back, then?
>>26039777Elizabeth still has a victim, I mean, interrogation subject.As for making a scene we can later say something like "No ticket!" or "You're fired!"
>>26039904Or just point out our new hole.
>>26039809ALSO a good point.>>26039810>>26039904Counterpoint: >Hit him with the fury of the Fist of the Motherfucking North Star!>"HOW DARE YOU LAY A HAND ON MY SAM! I DEMAND YOU STEP OUTSIDE THIS INSTANT"Try to flash looks at a few key people we want following after us and while the bastard's winded drag him somewhere private.
Rolled 10>>26039921And tell the whole room when we were specifically asked to keep the assassination attempt quiet.
>>26039921Fine. Fine...We accuse him of being drunk on the job and escort him out.Then we should really change shirts. We have high stakes drunken chess after this. The fate of EWii hangs in the balance.
>>26039966Doesn't have to be an assassination attempt. Could be some of those damn GRA.
Finally made it to a living thread, by the way, nice rolls guys.
>>26039991Fuck that. I want JAGER STORMFUHER to unleash MANLY FURY upon a DASTARDLY ROGUE trying to WOO OUR WOMAN>FIST OF THE NORTH STAR>HOW DARE YOU SIR>ESCORT HIM OUT FOR 'MANLY DUEL' OVER A MAIDEN'S HONORIt's almost in character and it's outrageous enough to cover up something like an assassination, assuming we can disguise our wound or stop the bleeding.
>>26040102Hey man, I'm all for hitting him. Just trying to brainstorm options.>I said I wanted my eggs over easy!
>>26040102THIS.>James dualigiCaptcha gets it.
>>26040152No worries, broseiden.>WHERE ARE MY TEENY SANDWHICHES!?
>>26039500And at that moment, you don't really give a shit about protocol or subtlety or any of that crap. This bastard just threatened Sam, and nearly took her away from you. This bastard had to pay.Before anybody can stop you, you aim the biggest strongest punch you can right at the assassin's face. The meaty impact can be heard through the entire room, and the assassin lands on a refreshment table, sending plates of appetizers flying everywhere. But you weren't done. Oh no, you were just beginning.You rush up, physically pick up the assassin and slam him down on the table. It had to be oak or something equally heavy and dense, but under your fury it may as well be made of glass. The table shatters and the assassin is left in a dazed sprawl.Finally, your blood haze fades away and you realize everybody is looking at you."He said some VERY unpolite things about my date." You say simply.Harling and the Emperor had the most bemused expressions. Grandma is nearly in stitches while Cordelia is perplexed like everybody else. On your other side, you can see Sir Erik Schnee looking on, and he gives you a respectful nod.Eventually, General Wellings and several guards rush in and drag the assassin off, and quickly usher you and Sam out of the ballroom as well."Hey wait, we're not done yet-""Yes you are." Wellings grumps. "The ball is over anyways. My men can handle it from here."You're brought to a service room where you see Elizabeth and the prisoner, as well as the bodies of the other assassins. The prisoner is unconscious, and Wellings has several of his soldiers combing the other assassins' bodies and clothes for anything useful.>Ask Elizabeth what she found out.>Ask Wellings if he found anything out.>Other
>>26039904>Elizabeth still has a victim, I mean, interrogation subject.This guy has been the toughest and savviest one. Following video game logic he could be the commander of this squad. Besides, a second source of info could prove beneficial.
>>26040193>>OtherAsk if Sam is alright.Then>>Ask Elizabeth what she found out.
>>26040176>WHAT DO YOU MEAN THERE ISN'T ANY MORE?!
>>26040193>Ask Elizabeth what she found out.
>>26040152WHAT DO YOU MEAN MY DRINK DOESN'T COME WITH THOSE UMBRELLAS?!
>>26040193>All of itFuck yes.>you can see Sir Erik Schnee looking on, and he gives you a respectful nod.FUCK. YES.>"Yes you are." Wellings grumps. "The ball is over anyways. My men can handle it from here."Did we keep the masquerade? Those expressions could mean that they figured it out, but has everyone else?
>>26040229This.Oh, and then get bandaged up.
>>26040193>>Ask Elizabeth what she found out.>>See if Sam's fully alright>>Treat the gunshot wound.I like how Jager's reason was basically accepted by everyone.
>>26040288Also, can we get patched up?And can Helloise make us a drink with a silly umbrella? Jager done earned DAT drink.
>>26040321Please, Jager Sturmfuhrer has no time to bleed and shrugs off gunfire at point blank range.By the time this is over people might think we're a male Valkyria.
>>26040422Wouldn't that be the real twist. We were actually the Vakyria in the quest.
>>26040193>Ask Wellings if he found anything out.
>>26040422>implying we aren't the all father, and we won't die in the belly of Fenris
>>26040501> "For the Wolf-Time, brother.">>26040229This.
>>26040422not without his reality-warping powers he doesnt>>26040229do this
>>26040422Maybe Jager can't access the Valkyria powers, but can pass them on to his female descendants.
>>26040193>bro nod from Erik Schneehell yes
>>26040501Die in the belly of the wolf?>implying we wouldn't shoot our way out with the VARAfter killing Fenris, the world eater, we talk to Ramirez about carrying on the Sturmfuhrer tradition and retire.
>>26040633Nah Ramirez will be the one who "slays" the beast by standing in its mouth and ripping it open.
>>26040657Mash (X) to not be consumed by the world-serpent!
>>26040673Alek can take care of that. The Demons all die in glorious battle, but Matt and Artya live to carry on our traditions.>Captcha: tarintac outNo captcha.
>>26040657In Ramirez we trusted.>I am Jack's suspense of disbelief
Now of course, we need to have a Loki. I suggest Schnee for that role, but barring that maybe Elizabeth could do it.
>>26040193"Hey, Sam, are you all right?" You ask, taking her head."Y-yeah." Sam shivers, the adrenaline starting to wear off from her system. "W-why didn't anybody react to that?""Because it was all done by the famous Jager Sturmfuhrer, the Knight Puncher." Wellings grunts. "You probably could have punched out both Harling AND the Emperor and nobody would have batted an eye.""I'm not sure if I like that sort of reputation or not." You frown."Well, at least- OH MY GOD YOU'RE BLEEDING!" Sam shrieks when she sees your shoulder."Oh right, that." You blink. "Probably should get that looked at.""Honestly." Sam sighs as she tears your shirt open to check the wound. "Okay, Elizabeth, you get anything from our prisoner?""Not much." Elizabeth sighs. "I managed to confirm that there were only twelve of them, so they're all accounted for. But whoever hired them was pretty careful. Stayed anonymous, provided all of the equipment, and never showed himself to them.""Well, I guess because he's just a grunt." You shrug and point to the last assassin. "Try this guy. He seems like the ringleader.""Assuming he's still alive." Elizabeth winces. "Somebody get some ragnaid and smelling salts.">roll 1d20
>>26040734Speaking of which, I wonder if Alek has named his rifle?
Rolled 2>>26040828Speak not the Dice Gods.
>>26040856>>26040873whoever fucking archives this tonight better mention that the Dice Gods apparently want Sam and Jager dead...
>>26040834We should inquire.He probably let Elsa name it, so its going to have a badass name
>>26040926this is my rifle, this is my gun...
Rolled 3>>26040828>"Because it was all done by the famous Jager Sturmfuhrer, the Knight Puncher." Wellings grunts. "You probably could have punched out both Harling AND the Emperor and nobody would have batted an eye."HAH.
>>26040951>This is your rifle, this is your gun. This is for fighting, this is for ME.ftfy
>>26040951Stop that.Probably true though.
>>26040982Now I want to see Jagger's surface. Can somebody draw that.I don't care if it's in motherfucking mspaint
>>26041047"War face" *My bad
>>26041047>Now I want to see Jagger's surfacewat? Cell phone posting?
>>26041094Yeah... it's a bit of a story. Lap top got stolen.Some other mercs might have heard it before
>>26041074It would make Hartman shit himself. No knife hands can stand before Sturmfuhrer's wrath.
>>26041166That sucks man.
>>26041047Actually, what would you say Jager looks like, MercCom? If you can give me a basic description, I might be able to do something.
>>26040850"Wakey wakey." Elizabeth lightly slaps the unconscious assassin awake. "You up? Good. Now I'm going to ask you some questions, and you'll answer them, okay?""Go fhck yrshlf." The assassin slurs."Aw, is that any way to treat a friend?" Elizabeth cooes. "I mean, if you don't want to talk to me, I guess you could talk to Mr. Sturmfuhrer right here. I'm sure he's in an especially good mood after you threatened to kill his girlfriend."The assassin looks over at you and you give him your best deathglare, which is mitigated a bit by the fact that Sam is still treating your shoulder wound. However, the effect is achieved and the assassin visibly gulps."Okay, let's start off easy." Elizabeth gives a sickly sweet smile. "What's your name?""L-Leon." The assassin grumbles."Okay, Leon, now who hired you?""I-I don't know.""Now don't lie to me, Leon. I've been trained to tell when somebody's lying, and you're giving off all the signs. Tell. Me. Everything.""I-I don't know! I only ever saw him once, and he didn't give his name!""Anything about him special in any way? Anything that stood out?""Well... he was like a machine, or something. He like, talked in this weird monotone voice or something."Your expression darkens. "Sound like anybody we know?""No..." Elizabeth gasps."General Wellings, where the hell is Lynch?" You scowl."He's in my command center.">Okay, let's round the rest of the Demons and confront him.>We go down there right now and confront him!>Other
>>26041337Have you like, never read the filename?
>>26041340>>Okay, let's round the rest of the Demons and confront him.Can't take any chances.
>>26041340>>Okay, let's round the rest of the Demons and confront him.WE KILL THIS MOTHERFUCKER!
>>26041340Oh wow the guy had the balls to hire assassins and guards on the same guy! I'm actually impressed and intrigued.>We go down there right now and confront him!
>>26041340Other, get someone on the fucking radio and get the command center to arrest him while we head there.
Rolled 15>>26041340>We go down there right now and confront him!NO TIMESam, get to the other demons, have them stay on guard!
>>26041340>>Okay, let's round the rest of the Demons and confront him.No chances. Get Elsa and Alek to cover the exits.
>>26041340NOBODY PANIC.Lynch is not the only motherfucker who can speak in a deadpan. Besides, if he was, he'd be savvy enough to cover his tracks, somehow....That said, it's to late for me to have a coherent thought outside of that. Ideas, anyone?
>>26041340>>We go down there right now and confront him!fewedoc blackie
>>26041377something tells me that this was a test of some kind
>>26041340>Okay, let's round the rest of the Demons and confront him....This asshole. You have to be kidding me.
Rolled 14>>26041368>>26041371>>26041393His assassins won't be in the command centre.We need our guys covering the VVIPs.
>>26041340>OtherContinue questionings, get more proof.
>>26041418Good point. RAMIREZ AND TARIN IT IS.
>>26041340Get the demons, ask Lynch some pointed questions. No violence without further evidence.
>>26041433Oh wait, try and get Schnee to do the honorable thing and protect the gathering also. Because he'll also be protecting Karla.
>>26041289I might be able to get it back. Police picked up some teenagers with electronics. Can't find a serial number, but I think if I could look at it and log in that might prove to detectives its mine. Unfortunate they have other things to worry about.And I can still follow this quest. Just takes time typing with my thumb and autocorrect is a bitch.I enjoy Mercy's work. So I try and catch it when I can.
Oh come on guys is Lynch the only person who can speak in monotone now?
Rolled 14>>26041457>I enjoy Mercy's work
>>26041486We just have a prejudice against the man. Its entirely rational to immediately distrust him. And its not like we know of any other monotone speakers.
>>26041486admittedly, confront doesn't have to mean go in and start punching things and screaming.
>>26041457>I enjoy Mercy's workOh, so now you have a pet name for him. What kind of relationship are you two in?`
>>26041528he likes to be little spoon when they cuddle and hold hands
>>26041357Ah, I didn't remember about that when I posted, only seen it dropped once or twice. But uh, didn't mean to offend or anything (if you even were, it kinda seemed like it), I was just offering to draw fanart was all.
>>26041357>and then...he came backThat scene was so badass
>>26041340A monotone voice does not mean it was Lynch. Have him describe the appearance of the guy and see if it matches Lynch, we may be able to bring a photo, if we do confront Lynch stay calm and let Parker take the lead.
>>26041528That was autocorrect, not intentional.And you guys better worry about Lynch, otherwise you're fucked.
>...all we know is that it's not Lynch>it's Lynch's Imperial cousin!
>>26041633That's bad but funny. It's about as bad as the whole "My Evil Twin did it."
All we have to do is take Leon with us. He saw the guy after all.
>>26041756In theory that'd work (and it's better than the alternative I guess), but the dude seems so terrified of us there'd be a decent chance of him just saying "yes" so he can get away
>>26041796More likely Leon gets neutralized and Lynch conveniently relocates. His bare office reminds me of the French spook in Chevaliers du Ciel. We may be peaking in from the edge of the Rabbit hole.
>>26041340"General, make sure Lynch STAYS in the command center. We're going to go have a little chat with him." You scowl. "That slithery bastard.""I'm honestly not surprised." Sam sighs.Within a few minutes, you got all the Demons gathered. Even Headcase and Julia, and you all storm into Wellings' command center, where you see Lynch calmly sitting there under guard from Wellings' men."Ah, I see you found me out." Lynch says, apparently not even concerned that he's surrounded by a bunch of very disgruntled Gallians.>What do you ask him?
>>26041905Since you're evidently so very calm I assume you have some sort of explanation for this?
>>26041905"What the hell are you doing this for, Lynch?"
>>26041756>Ask him if he literally saw the person, or just a silhouette. If the latter, see if he can describe a few things, like height. If it's the former, grab his ass and beat tracks to Lynch and ask if it's him. It's not as if the hate isn't mutual. If the latter, bring him anyway and ask if he was the same height ect.The only difference is the former is much more certain than the latter. The only problem we might face is that Lynch can debate we're getting information from an enemy assassin, so it could be bullshit.
>>26041905It's not like you to get caught this easy. What's your game?
>>26041905Why.(Dammit ahhhhh, theres no one covering the VVIPS, Get Ramirez and Tarin down there now!)
>>26041905"Well I guess nobody will ever try to assassinate the federation president for a long time after this?"
>>26041936the ball's over. I think General Wellings' guards and their own personal guards have it well under control now. We were there because we were "inconspicuous"
>>26041957meant to quote>>26041938
>>26041905"In your opinion Lynch what would drive a man to hire assassins, then inform someone about them?"
>>26041926This.>>26041930>referring to the calm. is he bullshitting us? Also, can we have brought the head spy with us to verify? It'd help our case I think.
>>26041905Has he been a double agent all along, or did he believe he was acting in the federation's best interests?
>>26041905You owe me and explanation, and at least double the pay
>>26042003I expect a gracious bonus. His BS cost us 2 or 3 rerolls.
>>26041905You wanna know how I got these scars?
>>26041905"I'm not even angry, I'm more impressed than anything.">>26042025WE GOT THEM PUNCHING KNIGHTS.
>>26042003>thinking we're getting paid from a man about to face treason and espionage charges.Ask him what his escape plan is? Since he's obviously going to stall us while the actual assassination takes place then try to escape in the confusion.
>>26041905"Explain. You have got 1 minutes why i should not tie you up in chains and charging your government the fee increased by an order of magnitude for putting my fiance, my men and various VIPs in deliberate danger."
>>26042060>"I'm not even angry...well, that's a lie...I'm pretty fucking pissed that one of your goons threatened Sam and shot me... but I am admittedly impressed."
>>26042025>I just want to make my phone call
Next on VMQ. Elizabeth's loyalty to the Demon's is tested.
>>26042074>fianceWhoah, we're going steady with Sam now? Not that I mind or anything--hell, I'm sure she'd make a great wife and mother.
>>26042100Nah, Elizabeth's done good by us. If a man or woman willing to put on a maid outfit for the squad you know they're with you to hell and back.
>>26042127Where the hell have you been?
>>26042127people have been toying with the idea of dropping the "fiancee" thing in conversation for a bit now. While probably good for a laugh, it'd be a derpy as fuck way to essentially propose
>>26042159We're not in SW anon.
>>26042156Well fiancee is technically for those who have already proposed. Right now, we are just boyfriend/girlfriend.
>>26042149I think he's asking when we proposed to Sam. Which we haven't. So technically we aren't fiancees. Yet.
>>26042185Exactly. Therefore, calling her our "fiancee" in a conversation is a sort of indirect and incredibly derpy quasi-proposal
>>26041905Actually, can we just shoot Lynch? Pretty sure it'll be less headache in the long run. Also, war crimes.
>>26042209also, fun fact for those people who want to bandy this idea around in the future:fiance is the MALE in the marriage arrangementfiancee is the FEMALE.Don't call Sam our fiance
>>26042209Or it could be a slip of the tongue on Jaeger's part.Either way, it's still cute.
>>26042214Not yet, he has too much valuable knowledge.
>>26042238If you really want to be grammatically correct its fiancé and fiancée. Because the french love their accent marks.
>>26042256Alright, you guys better milk this scene for what it's worth. Still think Lynch is high as fuck, thinking he's Houdini and shit.
>>26042303Which probably means he has a trump card up his sleeve./activating shadowruns
>>26042379Of course he has a trump card, its Lynch. Bastard probably thinks he's Holmes and thought of everything.
>>26042379I'm just ready to run like hell. All I'm saying on the matter.
>>26042379>mfw it's Kaaaaaaaaaaaaaarlaaaaaaaaaa!!
>>26042417Do you think he's running an imaginary fistfight with us in his mind?
>>26042439If thats his trump we let Sam beat her ass.>>26042470probably.
>>26041905"What the hell are you doing this for, Lynch?" You growl, your shoulder wound is starting to sting again as you blood heats up. "You little games nearly got me and Sam killed, so you can understand why it's taking quite a lot of my composure not to UTTERLY DESTROY you right here right now.""Why would you hire assassins, and then hire bodyguards to thwart them? What the hell is your game here?" You continue."Because we are at a crossroads." Lynch said, his expression darkening. "A storm is brewing on both sides, and I needed to know where you stood on the issue of peace. Were you willing fight for it, or were you just another merc company that profits off conflict? I had to know.""So, you basically set us up." You gape."I made the playing field as fair as posslible, but essentially, yes.""People died for this, you bastard!" You yell."And their sacrifice will be remembered." Lynch nods. "But there are more important matters to talk about.">No, fuck you. We're done.>This had better be worth my time, Lynch.>Other
>>26042507>>This had better be worth my time, Lynch.
>>26042507>This had better be worth my time, Lynch.>MFFW this was all a test.
>>26042507Never make a decision without intel>This had better be worth my time, Lynch.
>>26042507"You have two minutes. If you fail to satisfy my curiosity or say anything else idiotic about "acceptable sacrifices" I'm breaking your jaw"
Rolled 8>>26042507>No, fuck you. We're done.
>>26042507>This had better be worth my time, Lynch.
>>26042507Oh god. It's worse than I thought.>This had better be worth my time, Lynch
Let me guess: It's time to, SAVE THE WORLD.
>>26042507>>This had better be worth my time, Lynch.I'm not exactly surprised, Lynch isn't a normal soldier but someone used to doing pragmatic and dirty tasks.
>>26042507>"Because we are at a crossroads." Lynch said, his expression darkening. "A storm is brewing on both sides, and I needed to know where you stood on the issue of peace.">Other"Anyone that knows me or has ever knows me knows Valkyr damned well where I stand.">FIST OF THE NORTH STAR FACE PUNCH."You have two minutes."
>>26042507>This had better be worth my time, Lynch.I say we make sure Lynch walks with a cane for the rest of his life, we'll listen to what he has to say, but at the end, regardless of what we do, we're taking one of his knees
>>26042566Why should we save them when they stand for nothing?
>>26042507>This had better be worth my time, Lynch.What kind of test of loyalty has the possibility of ending up with the president of one of the two major players in the war dead? There better be some goddamn apocalyptic shit on the horizon or something
>>26042507>No, fuck you. We're done.Maybe add in some punching too
>>26042507Seriously, he could have fucking -asked-. Not acceptable.
>>26042616Because talk is cheap.
>>26042507>OtherI'm going to let you finish but I just got to say Harling is the best President of all time!
>>26042625And these rumors aint nice.
>>26042507Slug him in the face, then>This had better be worth my time, Lynch.
>>26042625And blood is fucking expensive. You don't risk so many lives VIP or otherwise when a serious sit or a prob of information from Liz would have down the job just fine.
>>26042625So is the bullet I feel like putting into his head. I am getting real sick of people taking us for these ridiculous rides and thinking they can get away with it.
>>26042670>taking us for these ridiculous rides and thinking they can get away with it.We're mercs. Hired guns. That's about par for the course. We might have morals, but to assume such of all mercenary companies is to invite your own destruction
>>26042670My nigga. We tell him no and swear to God that we're going to try our hardest to make sure he gets locked up for life. We know the assassins were gunning for VIPs on Gallien turf.
>>26042507Also, just gotta sayhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93dhVp_2DHY
>>26042670>MFW we "accidently" nuke not!Iran
>>26042699>We might have moralsFucking exactly. Some mercenary companies might not give a shit what they have to do as long as the price is right, but we are clearly not one of them and after getting puppeteered into some murderous trust test I'm not keen on letting this guy get away with whatever other plans this shitstain might have for us.
>>26042507Your punch is lightning fast, and strikes Lynch directly in the side of the face. However, he's hardly even phased. That doesn't mean he wasn't hurt, since he had a very nasty bruise on his face now, but it was like he didn't even register the pain."If you're done now, I'd like to continue, now." He says simply."It had better be worth my time, Lynch." You say, still seething."Currently, the only way peace will be a viable option is if both armies are kept at a stalemate." Lynch says, as if that bruise on his cheek didn't even exist. "Because, as you have probably seen, the moment one side gains a strategic advantage, peace is pushed onto the back burner again. The men running this war have a winner take all mindset.""And you're afraid one side is going to get such an advantage, aren't you?" You say."Both, actually." Lynch leans forwards. "What I am going to tell you now are highly classified AIS secrets. Half the Federation doesn't even know these. If I tell you this, there will be no turning back. Are you in or out?">We're in.>We're out.
>>26042507>>This had better be worth my time, Lynch.>>OtherBankrupt him.
>>26042507I say we punch him in the face regardless, even if we take his offer.
>>26042782We're in. But fuck you anyway.
>>26042782You're gonna hafta tell me more before I agree to anything Lynch. Forgive me if I'm not exactly trusting towards the guy who indirectly got me shot.
>>26042782FUUUUUUUUCK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUBut we're in.
>>26042782>>We're in.but we're still blowing one of his knees out
>>26042782>>We're in.Might as well find out now rather than later. So let's go down to see how far this rabbit hole goes.
>>26042782>We're out.This is the shithead motherfucker who set his own men up to be killed by his own men. I refuse to work for anyone who would do that.
>>26042782>We're in.We're probably going to end up fighting both sides to keep the stalemate intact.
>>26042782>>We're in. Does President Harling and Archduchess Cordelia know about this?
>>26042782>We're inBut it sure as hell better pay well.
>>26042825I'm actually suspecting fighting for the Empire, as they're being pushed back just a little. But we'll hate every moment of it.
>All these in votesWow /tg/ I didn't know Jager was such a bitch.
>>26042825not sure if I'm okay with this...I mean, I have no huge attachment to the Federation, but still...this is some heavy shit
This decision also brings up the point of whether we want our possible child to be fighting in the next war if we decide to let the Federation and the Empire duke it out without restraints.
>>26042865plus, not all of our squad is/are Gallians...this could be an issue. I want more info
>>26042863Anything related with Lynch seems to have that magical effect.
>>26042863You're a short sighted cretin if you think Jager's a bitch. There is such a thing as taking a job you hate if it's for the greater good. And as much as we hate Lynch he's been right, if not open.
>>26042879Right? Jesus. I've never samefagged in my life but I'm sure temped to now.
>>26042863Hey, better the demons than some other merc group with no conscience. This way we can limit the casualties. Well, as much as humanly possible.
>>26042863But muh plot development
>>26042863We're just not being overly emotional about our decision. We know Lynch is an asshole but he's trying to stop a war.
>>26042782>Just as plannedWhatever happened to our personal vendetta?And peace is nice and all. But is this guy going to deliver? He just tried to kill the president of the federation and double crossed his men in the process...But you just can't say no, can you?It's beautiful to watch.
>>26042889>>26042896It's not about taking a job you hate, it's about working for a scumbag that deserves nothing but a bullet or eight.
>>26042924>But you just can't say no, can youI sure as shit can.
>>26042937Now doesn't that apply to anybody you hate in real life?
>>26042924Our personal vendetta got settled in the last thread.>>26042937Well guess what buttercup. Thats called the real world. And if we can make it so that this sort of shit doesn't happen often enough that our future children won't have to deal with the fuck ups that we have to.
>>26042951Nobody I know in real life has deliberately set up a blue on blue deathmatch, so no it fucking doesn't.
>>26042782I still want to see this fucker rot in prison for the rest of his life. We're probably going to be the hero Valkyria Chronicles deserves, eh? Such is the mantle of 'Demon'. We will become the Demon Lord of the Round table.>We're in.
>>26042924I doesn't really matter anymore, Sam and Jager are hooking up. He is moving on with his life and if he can save thousands the heart break he went through then he'll do it.
>>26042970"That's just how it is--it can't be helped."--Jager SturmfuhrerDo you seriously see nothing wrong with this?
Imagine in the near future when Jager and Sam's kid asks why they didn't stop the war when they had the chance. How are they going to respond?
>>26042937Nigga can you not -smell- the obvious hook? I don't mind taking a GM's bait when it smells so good. I'm legit interested to see where this takes us.
>>26043001"Sometimes a man has to stick to his honor."
>>26042949Yeah I have to agree>we're outDo you think we can win this war /tg/? We don't need to do the empire's dirty work.This is another nut up or shut up.
>>26042994>Big fucking business ready to tell us everything right now.>I'M SORRY I'M JUST SO EMOTIONAL RIGHT NOW I JUST CAN'T GET OVER ITNigga check yoself.
>>26042994You act like us agreeing to stop a war means us not giving Lynch any comeuppance.
>>26043008Compromise. We can do the job and I'll change my vote to>We're inif we kill Lynch first.
>>26042994I see everything wrong with that. But if we turn our backs now and let this war drag on then Lynch is a better man than us.
>>26043053That's not a compromise at all. Lynch is the one giving the fucking job.
>>26043053He'll pay for his actions at the end of the war. No doubt about it.
>>26043027>Do you think we can win this war /tg/?Fucking no. Maybe it's just me but Merc's been portraying The Empire as Valkyria!Russia, only with a stalemate during WW2 instead of getting its head caved in at the start. I ain't eager to fight that long, terrible, slug match war all the way to their capital.Besides, I can smell 'Demon Lord of the Round Table' from this. Don't you want to Razgriz in Valkyria Chronicles?
>>26043053kind of hard for us to do the job if we kill the guy who would tell us all about it, before he tells us...
inb4 this is all Merc's big ploy to see us deployed alongside the Belkan Knights
>>26043027We're not trying to win a war. We're trying to maintain a stalemate so both sides will keep considering peace. If either side thinks they can keep taking territory, they won't want to negotiate a ceasefire.
If we don't stop this war, there won't be a home. The Feds and the Empire would just both invade Gallia in order to get Ragnite to fuel their war machine. It will be constant fight on two fronts with no end until either side is toast and caught in the crossfire are the civilians. And pray to the Valkyrur that the Empire doesn't get their hands on the Darcsens.
>>26043069If there's on thing I've learned in my life it's that letting people walk all over you invites more people to do the same. Lynch is a bully and bullies need to be put down.
>>26043110Tell him we need more info if we're going to bite.
>>26043143So lets let the incompetent leaders of the empire and federation continue to send young men and women into a grinder because we don't like the guy.
>>26043143And you're picking a terrible time to do it. Read the fucking situation, this isn't the time to hold personal matters over the fate of a fucking war.
>>26043143our goals happen to align. If he starts asking us to slaughter Darcsen villages to blame it on the Imps or some shit I think we'd be fully justified in the application of some impromptu lead-based aspirin.Regardless of what the final answer is, we really should express in a non-permanent way (no lolkneecap) how much we hate him.
>>26043142I have no problems with going though with his plan. But this whole "test of loyalty" setup is the exact same shit that cause all of Jager's problems in the first place!
>>26043204Except Karla knew about hers and we were set up.
>>26043101Eh... You get what looks to be an easy way out, a magic bullet and you take it. There's still no guarantee that the leaders will settle for a peace. We're just being lazy by dancing to this song and dance Lynch is feeding us.
>>26043217That changes nothing about my point.
>>26043220And you're just being an idiot who is ignoring a greater picture because you can't stand the idea of relenting on anything and insist on holding grudges.
You know what? No. Fuck this shit.>[ ]We're out.
>>26043225You seem to be saying that the test of loyalty we went through equals Karla's, which it does not. They're completely different. Excuse me if I'm wrong.
>>26043143We can deal with our personal issues with the guy after we help stop a war that's killing millions, anyone who can't look past his own ego being hurt to help thousands of others is a person that needs to take himself off a pedestal
>>26042670>taking us for these ridiculous ridesAre you starting to see it? The absurdity of it all? The Boss was American, The Sorrow was Russian. The U.S. and the Soviet Union were allies during World War Two, and they formed the Cobras. But after the war, they were enemies. And that was because of the Philosophers.The Philosophers were a secret society of magnates from America, China, and the Soviet Union. They pooled their resources to finance the war against the Axis powers. The Boss explained this all to me. The moment the war was over, the three countries began squabbling over the massive funds they had amassed--the Philosophers' legacy. As the allies became enemies, the Cobras were also dismantled and recalled to their own countries. And the next time The Boss and The Sorrow saw each other...They too were enemies. The Sorrow was probably the most important person in her life. And she had no choice but to kill him because of the whims of the Philosophers. She was too strong to show just how deep that kind of pain runs... But I know how it tears you apart. Because it happened to me as well. Because of the Philosophers' plotting, I had to kill someone close to me, just as The Boss did.
>>26043204Well it's kind of like how Gregor Eisenhorn said about the life cycle of Inquisitors.First they are naive puritans who seek to root out all corruption from the Imperium. They then meet a problem too big to be handled purely, and they begin to make compromises. Eventually, the Inquisitor learns and fully understands the true horror of the 41st Millennium and does anything they can to stop it until a naive Puritan Inquisitor gives him a bolt shell to the back of the head.
>>26043271oh god not you again.
>>26043271She never defected. She joined Volgin because she was ordered to. She had her comrades fight me because she was ordered to. She died at my hands BECAUSE SHE WAS ORDERED TO.Everything - My mission to rescue Sokolov, The Boss's so-called "defection" - it was all just a setup. The American Philosophers orchestrated the whole thing to get at Volgin's money. The Philosopher's funds were managed by Volgin's father during the war. When the war ended, the father made off with the left over money - a hundred billion dollars. Volgin inherited the only record of the accounts where the money was hidden.The Boss' mission was to earn Volgin's trust, and deliver that record - The Philosophers' Legacy - to America. MY mission was just another ruse so that she could step in and stop me. Then Volgin screwed up their plans by firing a small nuke at Sokolov's research lab... while my support plane was inside Soviet air space. The Russian military leadership was inches away from ousting Khrushchev and starting a nuclear world war. Someone had to take the fall for the Philosophers' Ambition. They chose The Boss... and she willingly sacrificed her life and her reputation for her country.
>>26043220>There's still no guarantee that the leaders will settle for a peace.No shit, sherlock. The fact is we're in a rock and even harder place. We can't let this meatgrind continue just because we don't fucking like Lynch.>We're just being lazyYou are fucking retarded.
>>26042782You look back at the rest of the Demons, and they all seem initially troubled and unsure, but their expressions harden into that familiar look that lets you know that whatever path you choose, they'll follow you to the end."I really, really don't want to, but we're in." You say, glaring at Lynch. "After all that shit you pulled, we'd better be getting a king's ransom.""Pull this off, and you will be set for life. I guarantee it." Lynch nods. "We may never have been on equal terms, but you are one of the most skilled small scale combined arms units I've ever seen. I can't think of anybody else that can do what I'm about to ask you to do.""Just get on with it." You sigh."I was hoping you would say that." Lynch takes out two folders, labeled STONEHENGE and EXACALIBUR. From the STONEHENGE folder, he pulls out a map and several pictures."Eight years ago, Osean archeologists discovered a massive Valkrur complex codenamed Stonehenge. What they found were eight massive ragnite powered artillery cannons. The bore is 120cm and their estimated maximum range has them being able to reach the eastern fringes of the Empire. It's possible for them to even reach Emmeria across the Atlantic."You're not sure how big a 120cm cannon is, but the looks on Julia and Headcase's faces seem to suggest it was not something you wanted to fuck with. Then you remembered that their tank guns, which are some of the biggest on record, were measured in millimeters."On the other side of the border," Lynch pulls pictures out of the other folder. "My spies report that the Imperials are up to something, codenamed EXCALIBUR. We don't know what it is, but it's eating up a serious amount of resources. We've got countless tons of fuel, steel, and other raw materials pouring into a remote section in Belka's northern mountains. Intelligence-wise, that area is a black hole to us, but we suspect it's a similar Valkrur superweapon on the scale of Stonehenge or Valkof."(cont)
>>26043259You're pretending like this is some sure-fire peacemaking operation. It's not. It's an insane AIS agent's cock-and-bull plan. It might be crazy enough to work, but crazy enough to work isn't good enough when the guy is clearly willing to get his own people killed over a petty "test of trust"
>>26043278I'd like to hope that the Valkyria world isn't quite as grimderp as 40k, and that we won't need to be sacrificing babies to daemons to hold off the next heretical tide...There are things that are too far for Jager/us, but without knowing what sort of tomfoolery Lynch wants, we can't decide that. Fuck what he says...if he tells us and we don't like it, we always have the trump card of "I'll just tell the Federation and the Gallian Royal family how you planned an assassination"
Honestly I want to say yes just so we know what the hell he is going on about. That way we actually know what is going on enough to do something.
>>26043248Actually, I'm not the guy with a grudge. I'm thinking logically. We really have no clue what Lynch is offering except that it will "magically" end the war. We can still end the war without taking Lynch's offer, which could be nothing or worse, an expansion of the conflict.
>>26043339Well shit. I'm sorry I changed my vote here.
>>26043339This is somewhat justified for Lynch's side.
>>26043339>EXCALIBUR>in Belkaoh Karla you magnificent bitch what are you up to
>>26043346nigga you never go full ned stark
>>26043375He's not trying to magically end a war. He wants to force a stalemate long enough for peace talks to go through.
>>26043339Well the only way we can get more Ace Combat now is if we actually do tank joust someone.
>>26043410FLYING TANK JOUST
>>26043339Merc, you magnificent bastard.
>>26043343Even if it's not a surefire thing, I'm sure we can set aside our murderboner for a while in order to try and accomplish something that has a chance of stopping the war, a sliver of a chance is worth more than satisfying our rage on Lynch
>>26043421Now come on anon THAT'S just silly.
>>26043399>implying we, as Gallians, are beholden to Federation law>implying the Federation needs a war with Gallia right nowWe certainly wouldn't be safe, but we'd be safer than Ned
>>26043437The soundtrack is one of the reason's I've always loved AC.
>>26043469Well, I guess as long as he gets executed or incarcerated for treason and attempted assassination in the end I will be satisfied. I just hate it when scheming types get to get "just as planned" when there's opportunity and reason to stop their shit.
>>26043475Because one of the first uses of the glider designs will be to have our tank brought with us deep into enemy territory.
>>26043489AC has amazing soundtracks. Among my top 5 favorite all time.
>>26043339"What is with the Valkrur and superweapons?" Sam frowns. "They seem to love leaving those things everywhere.""Well, if you believe your Archduchess Cordelia, the Valkrur were rather relentless warmongers." Lynch shrugs. "In either case, both of these weapons will put this war on a whole new level of death and destruction. Both sides think they're their ace in the holes, which means peace isn't an option as long as they exist.""And you want us to destroy both of them, don't you?" You sigh."Correct.""Damnit, Lynch." You shake your head. "I am going to fucking kill you one day.""Perhaps, after this war is over.""I...just... UGH!" You punch Lynch again."Take this opportunity for some rest and relaxation. I'll contact you with further details when preparations are ready." Lynch says, not even phased by the attack.You leave the command center, visibly stewing. Seriously, fuck Lynch. Even though he had some noble motives, he was still a massive asshole.You... you need something to take your mind off this.>You need a drink. Lots of drinks.>Go out with Sam. You never got to do proper ballroom things during the conference.>Find Grandma. She might be able to get some insight.>Other
>>26043339>"I was hoping you would say that." Lynch takes out two folders, labeled STONEHENGE and EXACALIBUR.We Ace Combat nao.>Shit just got real.
>>26043527Well then let's make sure to survive this mission so we can properly screw him over.
>>26043557>>Find Grandma. She might be able to get some insight.Just clear Jager's mind for the moment.
>>26043557>Go out with Sam. You never got to do proper ballroom things during the conference.
>>26043557>>Go out with Sam. You never got to do proper ballroom things during the conference.>>Find Grandma. She might be able to get some insight.
>>26043557>Find Grandma. She might be able to get some insight.
>>26043557>>Go out with Sam. You never got to do proper ballroom things during the conference.Go dance with our girl, she always wanted to be a princess.
>>26043557>>Go out with Sam. You never got to do proper ballroom things during the conference.
>>26043557>>Find Grandma. She might be able to get some insight.This is big...too big. We might need help here and the bottle or Sam is not going to help here.So please guys pick someone who has experience here,
>>26043557>>Go out with Sam. You never got to do proper ballroom things during the conference.we should give Sam a nice dance while we can.>>26043590She may not be able to become a princess, but a Lady is another story.
>>26043557>Go out with Sam. You never got to do proper ballroom things during the conference.Tonight, Samantha Wellings gets to be a nobleman's Lady.
>>26043557>find grandma, get insightAnd cookies
>>26043557>Find Grandma. She might be able to get some insight.There's a lot of negative things we can say about Lynch, but he can definitely take a punch or two.
>>26043557>Find Grandma. She might be able to get some insight.We need some wisdom bombs, and stat>>26043575AMEN.There's no more way we can say no to this now that we know what it is, but fuck me if we're not getting him back for that stupid ass setup.
>>26043586Eh, both sounds good. I'll second.
>>26043557Sam first, Grandma second. Take Sam out for a BIG night on the town. She deserves at least that much for all this bullshit. Then we snuggle and hold hands
>>26043557>>Find Grandma. She might be able to get some insight.
>>26043557>Can't deal with it.>Sam. I want to give her a half way decent night, damnit.
>>26043557If it's possible I'd Sam > Grandma > Drinks in that order.Otherwise >Go out with Sam
>>26043675>>26043745I like how we ditch sam halfway through the nite to go to grandma.
>Confronted Karla>Stopped an assassination>Almost lost Sam. Again.>Got shot>Had to make a deal with a total asshole>Has to destroy two giant superweapons nowJager just had the roughest night of his life. Discounting the attack on his home.
>>26043786>Grandma! Grandma! Shit is going down, Granny! Get all of your Darscens together-- It's time they get revenge on all of this Valkyr bullshit, one undone screw at a time!
>>26043786Lynch said he'd contact us "when preparations were ready". I was working on the guess that this would be at least a day or two
>>26043590I know, that Sam and Jaeger had a tough night but we need wisdom or anything. This is a serious situation, and we need all the edges we can get.We can cuddle with Sam after but right now we need to prepare as much as we can, or else we risk losing her again/
>>26043922I thought he wanted to get his mind off the subject for a time
So anyone else kind of not really feeling the merc business after this night? I really want the Demons to stay together some way but I don't want to keeping risking lives here.
>>26043993>You... you need something to take your mind off this.Yep...
>>26044030I don't know the state of the Sturmfuhrer estate's finances, but I doubt we could hire them all as retainers...plus, I suspect quite a few would get bored and leave.
>>26044035Shit, smoke em if you got em!
>>26044035And all of the options provide that.Grandma can tell us what we need to hearSam is who we need to seeAnd getting shitfaced with our men is what we need to doSo I'm good with any of them.
>>26043557You decide to go off to find Grandma for now. She should know how to handle this. Or at least make you feel better. You see her slowly making her way to her car, and you manage to head her off. "Ah, Jager, you look DREADFUL." Grandma observes. "Did that asshole Lynch rope you into some sort of suicidal mission for the good of Europa?""W-wait, you know Lynch?" You gasp."Jager, when you're around as long as I am, you get to know quite a few people." Grandma grins. "He's certainly nothing like his father. He was such a charming fellow."You're not sure you're comfortable with where this conversation is going. "Um, can we get back to Lynch?""Oh, let me worry about Lynch. I know a thing or two about espionage." Grandma smiles evilly. "You should worry about not dying horribly. I want to see some great-grandchildren before I die, you know!""Y-yes, Grandma." You say meekly."Speaking of great-grandchildren," Grandma smiles. "Where's Samantha? You should be spending the night with rather than an old hag like! Go! Shoo!"You walk back to the castle entrance. Pretty much all of the guests have left, and most the Demons have, too. As far as you know, it's just you and Sam in this empty courtyard. Sam is still in her dress, and is sitting on the stairs looking incredibly tired."Rough night?" You ask as you slump down beside her."Like you won't believe." Sam sighs rests her head on your shoulder. "I really wanted to enjoy the ball too, you know!""Well, actually," You smile. "It's not too late.""Huh?"You stand up and offer hand to her. "Would you care for a dance, Sam?""W-well..." Sam looks away, blushing. "I d-don't really know how to dance...""Don't worry, I'll lead." You laugh and pull her up to her feet.And in the cold night air, under the soft moonlight, the two of you dance to a silent tune. The world seems to stop around you and before you know it, both you and Sam are completely lost in the moment.(con)
>>26044135>And that's it for tonight! Next thread will be this Wednesday, 6-7pm PST!
>>26044135>(con)you dirty lying whore
>>26044135A (con) for >>26044159 that... Hate.
>>26044186Blame the character limit.
Welp. Time for a side chapter next time, then? I think I need a break before we go full superweapon hunt. How many of our old pals can we bring in for this?
>>26044135>"He's certainly nothing like his father. He was such a charming fellow."Oh shit.IS LYNCH RELATED BY BLOOD?
Thanks for running Merc, wild ride as always. Nice tease there too.
>>26044159....this is early. I was expecting it to end at about 5am central.
>>26044233That one crazy conclusion to jump to just because grandma got around back in the day.
>>26044246It's also a Monday... was a Monday when he started.
Thanks for the thread, MC. Today was a much more wilder ride than usual thanks to the dice gods conspiring against us, but the tension really made it great in the end. See ya Wednesday.
What would have happened if we did walk out on lynch? Would we have gotten the quest some other way? Or would we be doing something unrelated?
>>26044135>"Oh, let me worry about Lynch. I know a thing or two about espionage." Grandma smiles evilly.You scare me sometimes, Granny.>And in the cold night air, under the soft moonlight, the two of you dance to a silent tune. The world seems to stop around you and before you know it, both you and Sam are completely lost in the moment.All of my D'AAAAAAAAW!
>>26044246Yeah, well, this seemed like a natural point to stop.I ran on monday because I wanted to wrap up the ballroom arc.WHICH REMINDS ME. You guys want story or side chapter this wednesday?
>>26044320Depends on the side story focus.
>>26044320I could go for a side chapter after all this. That or a low risk story.
>>26044297You probably would have found it all out the hard way.
>>26044320if side chapter is more Matt and Artya shennanigans, then that, if not, then story
>>26044320side story pls
>>26044335KARLAAAAAAAAAAAat the ball
>>26044349hard way being megalazers, random explosions, or ninjas in the night?
Because currently all I got is either Lanseal shenanigans, or a side story centered around Elsa.
>>26044379Lanseal shenanigans is always fun.
>>26044320Side story sounds good for some unwinding. Also, a question. Are we ever going to meet up with some of the people from the Demon's past? Tarin, Julia, and Isolde specifically have some pretty interesting stuff that I'd like to see in the main story.
>>26044379Fanfiction retcon adventures of Vanilla Bitchtits?
>>26044400That's what the third act is aaaaaaaallll about, baby!
>>26044414Well that settles it. We are officially saving our last spot on the team for a 57 year old fencer.
Would like more Helroise's Kitchen
>>26044320side story (lanseal)
>>26044454I thought we wanted another Engineer?
>>26044555It would be nice to have another engineer sure, but c'mon that guy was pimpin'.
>>26044577Can't argue with that.
>>26044652So, here's the question, what is Excalibur? Stonehenge is a mass of big-ass cannons, Valkof was a wave cannon, and the Hammer (from VC3) was an ICBM. Either way, Karla's going to spill blood before she gives it up. This is her ace in the hole. This is probably why she's been playing nice for the Empire, and all the other sins she's justifying. All she needs is Excalibur and then Belka can be safe. A tragedy from start to finish, of a person who can't see the forest for the trees.
>>26045286IIRC Excalibur was a giant laser weapon.
Am i the only one that finds it hilarious we burned 2 rerolls on a mock mission?Fuck Lynch, seriously
>>26046249I'm not sure it counts as "mock" when neither team is aware its a test and both are using live ammo and aiming to kill.But yeah, fuck him.
>>26046325Lynch is capable of doing what 2 belkan assault campaign and a village full of ragnite zombie couldn't do. TwiceHe's like the fucking EX boss