In slightly unrelated news, IT LOOKS LIKE ACE COMBAT IS BACK ON THE MENU, BOYS!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ljDmBXWU2gAnd now back to our regularly scheduled VALKYRIAN MERCS QUESTArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20QuestPastebin: http://pastebin.com/iUJw4VpYDon'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. Now, you've been recruited by Lynch to destroy two Valkrur superweapons.(cont)
>>26121506Today, Lynch has finally showed his assholish face at Castle Sturmfuhrer, ready to brief you on the specifics of your mission to sabotage Stonehenge, the Federation's ace in the hole in the war. He stops out of his staff car and greets you all in that monotone expression he always wears. However, he pauses for a second when he sees Grandma come out the door."Aaaaahhhh, Lynch, it's been so long since I've seen you!" Grandma says with false glee. "Last I saw, you were only yea high, and quite the crybaby.""...Madam Sturmfuhrer." Lynch manages to say.>Stand back and watch the fireworks.>You can have Grandma make Lynch sweat later. You've got a mission to do.>Other
GENTLEMEN, BEHOLD!I WROTE SOMETHING!http://pastebin.com/QEwKMBG9
>>26121574>>Stand back and watch the fireworks.
>>26121574In other news...>Stand back and watch the fireworks.
>>26121574>>Stand back and watch the fireworks.Let her have this
>>26121574>Stand back and watch the fireworks.I don't think a massive grin as we watch Grandma do this would be out of place.
>>26121574Not only does she need this, WE need this. We watch.
>>26121578Indeed you did, I liked it. Funny ending.
>>26121578Not bad, cute ending.
>>26121789>>26121804Thanks. I'm not very good at writing endings, so I was worried about that bit.
>>26121889Funny ending is best ending.
>>26121574>Hm, seems a bit slow today, huh?Trying and failing to hide the big grin on your face, you step back and let Grandma do her thing. Without any fear or hesitation, Grandma strides toward Lynch, seemingly uncaring about the fact that he was the head of one of the most dangerous organizations on Europa."Hmmm, it seems you take more after your mother, which is quite the pity. Your father was quite the charmer!" Grandma says lightheartedly."I would rather not talk about personal matters at this time." Lynch replies stiffly."But you come all the way here, to my ancestral home! When WOULDN'T be the time to talk about personal matters?" Grandma steps a bit closer to Lynch. "It's a pity though. Your father was such a wonderful man. Always thinking about doing the right thing.""I would like you to get to the point please, Madam." Lynch says flatly."Oh, really then? Well I'll get to the point." Grandma's expression darkens and she moves even closer to Lynch, standing uncomfortably close to his face. "Lucius Lynch was a good man who would do ANYTHING to protect his loved ones, something YOU of all people should know very well. I would like to remind you that I would do anything to protect my loved ones as well. If you EVER try to treat my grandson and his friends as pawns in your little games ever again, well... I'm sure the Eruseans would LOVE to know who was behind that little incident in Los Canas..."It's here that you are shocked, as you've seen something happen that you've never seen before. Even though Lynch manages to maintain his calm demeanor, you can see beads of perspiration on his brow. The man was SWEATING."Duly noted." Lynch says simply. "Good!" Grandma returns to her normal jovial self and slaps him lightly on the cheek. "Now you play nice with my grandson, alright?""So uh, WHAT exactly did Grandma do when she was young?" Sam whispers to you.""I honestly have never thought to ask." You whisper back.(cont)
>>26121962Lynch then turns back to you, coughing to clear his throat."If you would please, I'd like to get this briefing started right away. We're short on time."Believing that seeing Lynch get stared down by Grandma was enough entertainment for the day, you and Sam don't protest and lead him to one the castle's more secure rooms, where Lynch begins to brief you.According him, Stonehenge was located close to the Osean/Yuktobanian border, and consisted of a battery of eight massive cannons. However, the facility mostly relied on secrecy to stay safe, so its security complement wasn't very large, which was good for you. However, there were some issues that had to be cleared up first."Now, I understand you might have reservations attacking a Federation facility." Lynch says. "Will you be committing to a full assault, or will you try to avoid unnecessary casualties?">Full assault. Let's destroy this at all costs.>I'd rather not kill Federation troops.>Other
>>26121962Oh you know, standard Grandma stuff. Knitting, cooking, raising children, plotting, owning intelligence organizations, gardening.
>>26122025>I'd rather not kill Federation troops.
>>26122025>I'd rather not kill Federation troops."Well not to mention the morality of the situation leaving massive piles of bodies behind won't be good for our current situation anyways."
>>26122025>>I'd rather not kill Federation troops.Grandma is awesome as fuck, as for slowness. I'm tired as hell so I'm probably disappearing soon, hopefully it'll pick up.
>>26122025>>I'd rather not kill Federation troops.Leaves too much evidence that probably won't be covered up properly.
>>26122025>I'd rather not kill Federation troops.Plus, if we make too much of a commotion, the Empire might try something before we hit the other one.
>>26122025>I'd rather not kill Federation troops.We're already enemies with the Empire. Let's not give the Federation too much of a reason to hate us as well.
While normally I just hide these threads and move on, I'd like to ask what exactly those girls in the OP are wielding. Are they lance-mounted tank rounds or something? Are they expecting to melee a tank?
>>26122101Rocket-propelled, armor-piercing explosives.
>>26122101The people wielding them are called 'lancers' who specialize in anti-tank warfare. They use the rocket propelled explosives called 'lances'. They can be used for both anti personnel and anti-tank warfare depending on the round used.
>>26122025>I'd rather not kill Federation troops.I'd rather not have the mansion leveled a second time, and wake up from a coma nine years later to discover that all of Europa ants us dead.
>>26121578I like it!
>>26122111>>26122129So just an RPG/Rocket Launcher? Thanks for the response; you may now resume your circlejerk undisturbed.
>>26122101It's basically a Panzerfaust shaped like a lance.
>>26122025>I'd rather not kill Federation troops.Especially since I don't think all our troops are Gallians or Emmerians
>>26122101Of course they aren't going to melee the tank, that'd be silly.It's pretty much a Panzerfaust but it's shaped like a Lance as that fits the aesthetics of the game much better.
>>26122101>While normally I just hide these threads and move onand this is how one should act if they dont like quests. you may never see this anon, but thank you for being civil
>>26122101The world Valkyria Chronicles is in diverges from our world quite a bit. For example, there are virtually no aircraft, this alters military doctrine quite a bit with the lack of air support. Secondly, the Carbine came first before the standard length rifle. Bolt action rifles are considered old and obsolete. Finally, people just love building stupidly large vehicles in the setting.
>>26122192Kind of like in real life. Except these actually worked.
>>26122192You forgot>RAGNITE, SON!
>>26122192He already left.
>>26122025>>OtherSurgical strike, attack its weakest point or target the operators/engineers/researchers.
>>26122025"I'd rather not kill Federation troops." You say flatly. "Especially since I've been fighting alongside them for quite a while now.""Understandable. I've taken that into account." Lynch nods. "Then our only course of action would be a tactical stealth action. I have the clearances and means necessary to manufacture false identities and proper security clearances to get into the the facility. However, your vehicles might be a problem. Fenrir and Kilroy are... shall we say... somewhat recognizable.""Well, that's kind of the point." You shrug."Yes well, if you don't want your involvement known, you will need alternatives." Lynch slides a file in front of you. "I managed to acquire two M4 medium tanks and a Growler half-track. All brand new.""A Growler half-track?" You raise an eyebrow.(cont)
>>26122025>Full assault. Let's destroy this at all costsIf it's gonna get messy, might as well go whole hog and bring all our guns to bear.
>>26122242Alright, military history-knowing people! Are M4s any good?
>>26122242I love my halftracks.
>>26122280S'alright.So long as we don't go up against Panthers and Tigers (which the Feds don't have).
>>26122280They weren't bad. Their main advantage over German armor was their numbers, but the Germans had crazy tanks. They were nice for the infantry support role.
>>26122280At the time they were released, yes. Then the Germans upgraded from their Panzer IIIs and IVs to heavier armor, then the Americans upgraded. I believe that the M4 was the first tank ever to use electric motors to turn the turret as well as hand crank it. It also comes with a vertical stabalizer for reduced gun sway during movement.
>>26122242CODEX ENTRY UNLOCKEDOne of the few things actually worth the steel its made of, the Federation's H3 "Growler" half-track acts as their primary combat troop transport. Unmodified, it can hold up to a dozen men with no issues.Another one of the Growler's advantages is its simple utility and versatility. Literally anything from heavy machine guns, antitank cannons, mortars, and even radar sets can be mounted from the rear of the vehicle, giving it an endless amount of options. However, the obvious drawback is that such modifications will effectively eliminate its troop carrying capacity.If there is anything bad that can be said about the Growler, it is its relatively thin armor and its open top. While the open top does allow troops to fire from relative safety as well as disembark quickly, it also leaves the vehicle vulnerable to indirect fire weapons such as grenades and artillery.(cont)
>>26122280They're decent infantry support with the 75 and decent anti-tank with the 76. Still catch fire pretty easy though
>>26122280They have a tendency to burst into flames when confronted with good tanks. it also has more attachments than the AR-15Fortunately the feds do not HAVE good tanks
>>26122322CODEX ENTRY UNLOCKEDThe latest in the Federation's line of main battle tanks, co-designed and built by Emmeria, the M4 is the intended replacement from the Federation's aging M3 series of tanks, which have been badly outmatched since the beginning of EWII. The M4 is generally superior to the M3 in every aspect, and is comparable to Imperial tanks of equivalent size. However, M4s still have no ready answer to Imperial heavy armor, so like the M3, must rely on its superior numbers or mobility to prevail.In general a stock M4 is inferior to a Type-36, but they are cheaper and very reliable.(cont)
>>26122376"You only have two dedicated drivers, so you can only bring two such vehicles with you on this operation." Lynch points out. "Unless of course, you can find a third driver somehow.">We'll go with two M4s.>We'll take the Growler and one M4.>Maybe we can find a third driver...>Other
>>26122376Oh god its an M4 without the 76
>>26122411>Ramirez, drive that Half-track!
>>26122411>>Maybe we can find a third driver...Elizabeth, you know how to drive, right?
>>26122345Actually, once they implemented a wet stowage system, Shermans became one of the SAFEST tanks in the war when it came to not catching on fire.
>>26122411>We'll take the Growler and one M4.
>>26122411>Maybe we can find a third driver...Two tanks, troop transport. Ramirez ought to be able to drive the Growler if we can't find anyone else.
>>26122376Actually, >>26122419 makes a good point that Ramirez can use any equipment...if he can drive the halftrack, then our tankers can keep the tanks.
>>26122411>Maybe we can find a third driver...RAMIREZ>>26122253You guys better make sure stuff like this doesn't go through, I am off to bed now.
>>26122411>>Maybe we can find a third driver...Maybe Arthur can drive one?
>>26122280The original M4 Sherman was fucking revolutionary. The entire body was fully cast. And was a decent little zippy tank.It can't mount an 88, but the 76 with HVAP can tear asses a new one.
>>26122242>two M4 medium tanksWhich variant?>>26122280Depends on the period of the war, and the variant in question.>>26122296Actually, Fireflys could, and did, beat Tigers, and the Easy Eight could do some nasty things to 'em if the crew was clever enough.>>26122307>Their main advantage over German armor was their numbersThe majority of German armor all the way up to the end of the war was StuG IIIs and Pz IVs, which Shermans could take on just fine. Tigers and Panthers could give 'em serious trouble in a straight fight, true, but to ignore that most of what they fought was well within their abilities is foolish.>>26122345>They have a tendency to burst into flames when confronted with good tanksNot once the US wised up and started using wet ammo stowage.>>26122414Jesus Christ how horrifying.
>>26122411>Maybe we can find a third driver...I just had a crazy idea.
MERC QUEST, FUCK YEAH!
>>26122411>Maybe we can find a third driver...RAMIREZ!
>>26122411"Let me think on that." You say.>Okay, you can try to RECRUIT a new driver, or you can tap an existing Demon to do it. HOWEVER, any Demon assigned to drive the Growler will effectively be unable to participate as infantry in the current mission, unless you want to continually ditch the Growler every time you get in a fight. >If you try and find a new driver... well, on such short notice, you might get one of dubious quality...>RECRUIT a driver.>Tap an existing Demon.
>>26122526>>Tap an existing Demon.Elizabeth.
>>26122541Took the words right out of my mouth.Er, fingers. Fuck it, you know what I mean.
>>26122526Out of the fight...? Damn, we can't do that to Ramirez......wait, we hardly ever see Brilliant anymore. Throw him in the driver seat?
>>26122526>>RECRUIT a driver.this is how we get our new character in
I VOTE THAT WE RECRUIT ANOTHER RAPSCALLION TO OUR BRIGADE!
I say recruit so we can maybe keep the Growler.
>>26122541If Liz can drive, this...if not>COME TO ME, FORMULA ONE DRIVERS OF GALLIA
>>26122526Alright, roll 1d20
Rolled 20>>26122663Come on Stig
Hey guys, I've been doing some thinking on how to get to the Imperial superweapon, and I just came up with the best idea ever, we walk through the front door as honored guests.The biggest asset we have in the Empire is Karla, and honestly it shouldn't be that difficult to emotionally blackmail her into a duel on her home turf, with our men and her knight's as witnesses. An if a team of the Federation's most badass Spies and Commandos happen to sneak in with us, well it can hardly be our fault.
>>26122670Shit, nice roll!
>>26122670Holy shit, you are my new favorite person.
>>26122677wow. glad you missed
>>26122678OH DICE GODS ACCEPT THIS SACRIFICE OF A 20 FOR YOU APPEASEMENT!
>>26122526Hey, can we keep Lynch around longer so we can discuss how we get into the Empire?
Remember everyone, to appease your computer's machine spirit daily for every quest you plan to involve yourself in.
>>26122721Or threaten it with a hammer.
>>26122721I tell it that it's a super special magic box every day, and appease it by offerings of videogames
>>26122721we killed plenty of vanu tonight so were good
>>26122670Some say, that he caused the Darcsen clamity, and that glows when near Ragnite...
>>26122772Now, we don't know who he is...but we do know that he's the Stig's Gallian cousin.
>>26122670IIITS HAPPENING>>26122755>NCNC is for no certs!Also TR master race. (At least on Briggs)
>>26122781>TR>>26122794>TRLemme guess, you never played the original?
>>26122806Nope, but I don't care.Vanu a shit we can all agree on this I think.
>>26122663>>26122670Looks like this is how we're getting our new guy
>>26122781Matterson I have survived the Enclave and now fight the scourge that is GOKU
>>26122818They have the best asses though
I have no idea what you people are talking about.
>>26122818>NopeShort version, the NC were the clear and obvious good guys in the original. They grimdarked 'em up in 2, while toning down the assholishness of the other factions, to make it more of a "two shades of grey and one shade of purple" situation.>Vanu a shitYes, we can agree on that.
>>26122827enclave attacks....my god they came at us like ork's on that icy hellhole that is esmer. we lost so many tanks and aircraft to them
>>26122670You ask around the castle for a bit. With all the colorful characters and Darcsens that have gathered here, you're sure to find somebody good at driving a half-track.And you don't have to look far."So... you're names Stig?" You ask, a bit perplexed."THE Stig." Your recruit says. You're not sure, but his accent sounds a bit Albian. "Anything with wheels, I can do. Half-tracks, I can tolerate. I never go full tread.""So, did you fight in the war?""Depends which war you're talking about.""But you're good?""The best."In order to make sure, you give the Stig a test run in the Growler, and it's easy to say that he certainly proved himself in the subsequent demonstration. He literally drives circles around the obstacles, and pulls off maneuvers you didn't think were physically possible on a half-track."Is... is that even possible with a vehicle on WHEELS!?" Sam gapes."Apparently it is." You whistle. "He is SO in.">Driver Acquired! THE STIGAfterwards, Lynch gives you the rest of the details, mostly just extraneous data."Now, there are three possible ways to destroy Stonehenge that I see." Lynch says, pointing at a map of the facility. "You can go to the facility's sublevels, where the ammunition bunker is located. If you can override the blast doors and detonate the munitions down there, you can collapse the entire facility. Quick and dirty, and a lot of collateral damage. Or, if prefer something a bit more surgical, you can always try seizing the central fire control station and turn the guns on each other, or plant charges on each individual gun. Each gun has their own dedicated ragnite power core, which means you don't need much explosive to set them off.">We'll blow the ammo bunker.>We'll take the fire control center.>We'll demo the guns.>Other
>>26122870>We'll take the fire control center.Less places to go to.
>>26122870>OtherWe'll challenge whoever's in charge of the base to a boxing match.Failing that:>We'll take the fire control center
>>26122870>>We'll demo the guns.but as a plan b:>We'll take the fire control center.
>>26122870>We'll demo the guns.Let's make sure this thing can NEVER be used again.
>>26122870>We'll take the fire control center.Hahaha, best driver EVER.Also, shoot big guns at each other.
>>26122859here watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErA4jNfVSIM
>>26122870>We'll take the fire control center.This>actually uses the Stig because of my nat 20I love you Merc
>>26122870>Demo the gunsLynch, what's the exit strategy after this mission? Are you able to completely cover up our involvement, or do we need to leave the Federation immediately after this mission?
>>26122865I shee interesting. >>26122828That's Slaaneshi/Vanu's influence and you know it.>>26122827I salute any who would fight the Vanu swarm be he Blue or Red.>>26122870>Demo the guns.We SAS now.
>>26122943>We SAS now.Damn straight.
>>26122870>>We'll demo the guns.
>>26122944Well, this was well before he had quirky tv hosts do the talking for him.
>>26122943>>26122951Are we going to have an Albian Major named Ingram helping us, by any chance?
>>26122998>CoD 1/2Mah. Nigga.
>>26122870[ ] We will... DO IT LIKE EASY COMPANY. WE SECURE THE WHOLE FACILITY.Some say he fought in BOTH Europan Wars... with one hand tied behind his back. Others say his helmet was crafted out of the remains of a tank driver. But all we know is, he's called THE STIG.
>>26122990They say the Stig hung out with only the biggest badass in Europa...
>>26123017>Stig and Jager>JOLLY COOPERATION
>>26123013>>26122998If this doesn't end in an patrol boat chase, i'm gonna be disappointed
>>26123072Tonight on Top Gear, we have a very badass guest...
>>26123103Our guest tonight is famous all over Europa, he saved Albion by punching a man in the face, he saved Gallia by punching a man in the face and he'll probably do it again.Ladies and Gentlemen, JAGER STURMFUHRER
>>26123154This...needs to happen
>>26122870"Demoing the guns themselves seems to be the safest option." You say."That works." Lynch nods. "I'll make sure you get extra explosives then.""And, uh... the Federation isn't going to know about, this, right?" You ask."Captain Sturmfuhrer, I'm essentially committing treason and you are committing and act of war against the Federation. We both have a lot to lose if our involvement is made public." Lynch says. "On that note, I'd have to recommend you stow away your more recognizable equipment, such as that ungodly large gun you've started carrying around.""Noted." You say. And you were start to like carrying around Var mk2..."If you're going to be around the guns, then you should go in disguised as guards and maintenance staff. Security won't pay much attention to low level staff.""That sounds understandable." Sam nods."That's all. Meet me at the rendezvous and I'll make arrangements to have you shipped to Stonehenge."With that, Lynch makes his exit, and you notice wryly that he deliberately takes the path that ensures he doesn't cross paths with Grandma before he makes his escape. Afterwards, you decide that before gathering up the Demons, you want to get the vehicles Lynch donated to you checked out.Headcase, Julia, Heloise, and your new engineer, Arthur Asimov, give all three vehicles a thorough look over, and conclude that they're all perfectly fine. Factory fresh with no modifications to speak of. >Let's let Qyburn have a look at them. Maybe he can do something with them.>Nah, we can just run them as is.>Other
>>26123171>Jager is a recurring guest who trashes the car every time
>>26123217>>Let's let Qyburn have a look at them. Maybe he can do something with them.
>>26123217>OtherMaybe our tank commander and engineers can brainstorm some ideas.
>>26123235No, Jaeger is THE HOST.Who trashed the set that one time when they invited Karla over.
>>26123217>Let's let Qyburn have a look at them. Maybe he can do something with them.
>>26123237ALWAYS GIVE THE TOYS TO OUR MAD DOCTOR.
>>26123217>Let's let Qyburn have a look at them. Maybe he can do something with them.But then let's decline for now, we want to be unrecognisable as possible.
>>26123235Man, my favorite episode was when they drove that tank over the cliff. That was awesome!
>>26123256>Not wanting Jager to make casual chat with Clarkson before showing his lap time
>>26123217>Nah, we can just run them as is.For once, I think it might be better to leave them as is. Less likely to raises question towards us as we're on this op.
>>26123217>Let's let Qyburn have a look at them. Maybe he can do something with them.Must...customize...
>>26123303>favorite episode was when they drove that tank over the cliff.When the fuck did that happen?
>>26123309That should have been a 4chan banner
>>26123217>Let's let Qyburn have a look at them. Maybe he can do something with them."Good news guys. Our tanks shoot fuck'in lightening now!""Dammit Q, this is a stealth mission!"
>>26123303Or the time they attached some buzz bomb rockets on to the back of a tank and had it go off a ramp.
>>26123217>Let's let Qyburn have a look at them. Maybe he can do something with them.Our vehicles will be victory. Go Stig Go...can we keep him Merc?
>>26123340During our drunken victory rampage after the last mission.Remember when we woke up in the brig with a pile of other hung-over Demons? That's what we were doing the night before.
>>26123217Well, after having been spoiled with having Fenrir and Kilroy, proper Gallian tanks, around, you decide to have Qyburn take a look at them as well. After seeing the Federation stuff in action, you're not too sure you want to fully trust your life to it.Qyburn, for his part, as absolutely fascinated by the machines. Well, to be fair, he's pretty much fascinated by ANY machine. Ahhhh, the M4 medium tank and the Growler! Such dependable, versatile machines. While the Growler is comparable to our own APCs, the M4 doesn't quite measure up to the Type-36, but is still rather respectable. What you like me to do with them?>Go all out, Qyburn.>Try to keep it subtle.>Keep the changes minimal.>Other
>>26123405Man, that was some good times. Same we lost the tank, using it against the Empire would have been a giant middle finger against them.
>>26123482>>Try to keep it subtleMake sure that it's something that the Fed grunts would do and improve on it.
>>26123482>>Try to keep it subtle.>>Keep the changes minimal.>>26123488The tank was GRA not Empire.
>>26123482>Go all out, Qyburn.we can say that they are prototypes
>>26123482>Go all out, Qyburn.
>>26123482>Try to keep it subtle.>Keep the changes minimal.We're trying to NOT draw attention. He can go crazy with them later.
>>26123482>>Try to keep it subtle.Lets not get hasty Qy. We want nice and quick, not loud and dirty.
>>26123482>Try to keep it subtle.wouldn't want them catching of a whiff of your handywork, now would we?
>>26123482keep it subtle, but you can go as crazy as you want when we get back
>>26123506Oops, forgot. What type was it, was it another Type-36?
>>26123482>Try to keep it subtle.
>>26123539Probably, and customized heavily.
>>26123482>Try to keep it subtle.Explain that it cannot look very different from Feddie standard issue
>>26123482>OtherIs it possible to reduce or minimize the noise of the engines or guns of the vehicles?
>>26123562Also, is it possible to reduce the muzzle flash?
>>26123482"Try and keep it subtle, Qyburn, we don't want to stand out, after all." You say."Oh pooh, that's no fun!" Qyburn sighs. "I suppose, I can add on some composite armor plates and replace their ammunition with HVAP shells. You wouldn't mind if I upgun it from 75mm to 76mm? You would get better range and penetration with that sort of gun.">Do it.>It might make us stand out too much.>Other
>>26123583A flash hider for a tank I persume, but theres no point. Its a tank, you can't sneakify that shit without some major compromises. For example AP ammo would become useless because the very premise of AP is to us every last bit of sanics you got to punch through armour. It might work for HE rounds if you're willing to turn the tank into a really bad howie.
>>26123717>Do it.1mm extra wouldn't hurt...us...
>>26123717>Do it.Go for it. Make it TOO SUBTLE though
>>26123717>It might make us stand out too much."Yeah, it's one millimeter, but that's enough to raise suspicion."
>>26123717Do it. But we'll need demo charges strong enough to destroy the vehicles if we need to scuttle them.
>>26123482>>Go all out, QyburnBUT one tank with subtle mode please! We got two tanks right? have them be specialized differently
>>26123717Qyburn starts off the modification process right away. Now that he's got a dedicated team helping him, what would have usually taken days to complete was done in a matter of hours. Extra armor made out of the same proprietary composite material Qyburn designed was welded onto the hulls, while the cannons were swapped out. While they were slightly longer than normal, it was pretty hard to tell that just by first glance.As for the Growler, Qyburn also put extra composite armor on it, particularly around the passenger compartment."Now, would you like me at add on any sort of special equipment to the Growler? It's basic weapon is that heavy machine gun on a pintle mount, but I can add on something else, or even something a bit bigger! Or you have the option of covering up the compartment with more armor...>What sort of upgrades would you like to see on the Growler?
>>26123878I'd think adding a nice radio set would be good, but that's all we need.
>>26123878War Time Emergency power.:D
>>26123878How about an auto-cannon?
>>26123878Full-armored compartment and/or a command radio. Maybe amphibious mods if it doesn't already have them?
>>26123878Can we equip the vehicles with night scopes? Also, how feasible is it to equip our entire squad with night scopes?
>>26123878Does heavy-machinegun mean .30 cal or a Ma Deuce? Because it needs a Ma Deuce if it doesn't have one.
>>26123961Unfeasible.Alek is the only one with the Starlight and it's a prototype.
>>26123878Radio+bit more armor.
>>26123978Thanks man, I was just checking.A night mission would be awesome.
>>2612387830 mm gatling
>>26123897>>26123998I don't think you understand how big autocannons are.
>>26123998Not a thing for the tech level. Now an autocannon is theoretically possible, but still unlikely.
>>26124023How about quadruple link machineguns?
>>26123878Smoke grenade mortar. Should make our mission a lot easier.
>>26124053Well, I think I remember quad-guns being mounted on some halftracks but...it killed their passenger capacity. And by killed I mean you could barely fit the crew that worked the damn thing.
>>26124071I like your style
>>26124053It'd take up most of the back. See the M16. Of course, the thing was on an AA mount, but still. We want to be able to run away quickly after this is over. There most likely is a QRF in case the place gets attacked.
>>26124053>quad 20mmsWe should do that. So much dakka
>>26123878"I think the .50 cal is adequate armament." You say. "You think we could pack in some radio equipment and some more armor on top?""Ah, so you intend on making it a command vehicle. I'll get right on it!" Qyburn says happily.Needless to say, Qyburn performed very well. Instead of making it a fixed roof, he designed it so that the armored top could be folded up to allow the vehicle to be open air if needed, which was a huge boon once you actually started the trip down to Stonehenge. The though of having to drive there cooped up in a tight metal box with a dozen other people was not very enticing.And you notice your other new recruit, Arthur, sitting at the end, being his usual quiet self. In some ways he was even more anti social than Tarin, keeping to himself and muttering and sometimes outright babbling about these weird things called "transistors", that were "the way of the future", or something like that. Honestly, the other Demons were rather hesitant in approaching him. Even Heloise, who was usually the friendliest among you, has kept her distance, despite the fact that she was the only one who could decipher his technically minded ramblings.>Try and converse with Arthur.>Nah, leave him alone.>Other
>>26124092Heavy machine gun emplacements and tank support? How cute, now the entire battlefield is covered in smoke. Everyone is getting knifed and the tanks are either getting jacked or demoed.
>>26124130>Try and converse with Arthur.
>>26124130>Try and converse with Arthur.This will be good.
>>26124130>OtherQ, what's the smoke round capacity of our tanks and vehicles? They could really help with the mission.>Try and converse with Arthur.
>>26124130>Try and converse with Arthur.To the new recruit!
>>26124130>>Try and converse with Arthur.We should bond with not!Issac over our bitch ex-girlfriends.
>>26124130>babbling about these weird things called "transistors", that were "the way of the future", or something like thatCan we assign this guy to Qyburn? I can only imagine launching Tomahawks from the sub as an opening move into the Belkan superweapon
>>26124256The way I see it, we challenge Valra to a climactic duel with our men and her knights at attention, while the real plan is to distract her and her knights while the spy team gathers intel and a commando team plants radio beacons at the superweapon.
>>26124317>punching a girlWhile it'd be fully IC as Jager, I'm not sure how I feel about this. Swords would be okay I guess. Regardless, I vote for sparing her at the end of all things
>>26124235I wonder if he has hallucinations and nightmares about not!Nicole like we have with Karla.
>>26124375i have no objections to this
>>26124130"Hey, Arthur." You say, calling out to the anti-social engineer. "You okay there? You don't look so well.""Just all the rocking and banging." Arthur mutters to nobody in particular. "Been thinking. Thinking ow make the banging less intense. Better suspension is a distinct possibility, though it might be difficult to implement in a half-track...""Hey, uh, I know you really like it and all, but can you talk about anything that isn't engineering related?" You ask."No no no. Engineering is pure and simple truth. Unbreakable. Always there. It's the way of the future, you see?"Okay, you don't care how brilliant the file says he is. He's definitely a bit off in the head.>Keep at it. Maybe you can get him to say something sane for once.>Just leave him to his thoughts.>Other
>>26124411>>Keep at it. Maybe you can get him to say something sane for once.
>>26124411>Just leave him to his thoughts.Leave the crazy alone, as long as he does his job.
>>26124411>Just leave him to his thoughts.Don't want him to snap and kill us all.
>>26124411>Keep at it. Maybe you can get him to say something sane for once.
>>26124411>Keep at it. Maybe you can get him to say something sane for once.He and Qyburn are going to have so much fun~
>>26124411maybe unbreakable, but you have to bend or people can't help you reach your future"
DO NOT RELENT IN THE PESTERING OF THE INSANE MAN!
>>26124411>Keep at it. Maybe you can get him to say something sane for once.Get Heloise in on the conversation. Maybe they can engineer some super-sweet...like rare candies for our squaddies>+1 Level>+1 Level>+1 Level>+1 Level>+1 Level
>>26124375hell no. What are we, barbarians? We bring our fucking childhood swords. That'll mess with her head.The way it works in my head, the op occurs at the same time as our duel. We play being defensive to stall for time, then our radio goes off "Mission Complete". We drop our sword because it doesn't matter, we already won and we got over you Karla a long time ago. points for making her cry, or full Yandere
Arthur's not in the pastebin. Do we know his potential?
>>26124411>OtherBring Q over, have him listen at the same time. Get the nerd bonding started!
>>26124411MAKE US WHOLE ARTHUR
>>26124489>Iron Feet: Can stomp and kick people's limbs off
>>26124489I actually forgot to add that in. TROUBLED GENIUS: On any engineering test, Arthur crits on19-20, but critfails on 1-2.>>26124411"Come on, Arthur," You say reassuringly. "All of us in the Demons are practically family. If there's something bothering you, we'll back you up. I promise.">roll 1d20
>>26124554Eh, not bad.
>>26124554"You won't understand my problems. Nobody does. Won't make sense to you. Only the transistors make sense now." Arthur mutters again, his eyes staring off somewhere."That sounds rough, Arthur, but you're not the only one who lost loved ones." You point out. "We know how it feels.""Not the way I do, sir. Not he way I do." Arthurs shakes his head and turns away. You feel like this is really all you're going to get out of him for now.You then bang on the partition separating you from the driver compartment. "Hey, how long till we get there?""Thirty more minutes." The Stig replies dryly. "Okay, bring us to a stop here. I want to get one final word in.""Yes sir."Your small impromptu convoy pulls over the side of the road. Being in Osea, far behind the front lines, it was nice being able to move around with relative freedom from the fear of ambush or enemy attack. "Okay, we have to set a few things straight..." You say to your assembled squad.>You now have to decide who will be disguised as SECURITY and who will be disguised as MAINTENANCE. >Both have pros and cons. Security personnel can freely carry weapons and can give commands to maintenance crew, but other security personnel might get suspicious of you. Maintenance personnel cannot openly carry weapons, but they are allowed to work directly on machinery and will not be questioned. Can also attempt to bluff security personnel. Security and maintenance personnel CANNOT be seen interacting together, as that will raise suspicion as well.
>>26124903>ENGINEERS, Tarin, and RAMIREZ on Maintenance>Errybody else Shitcurity
>>26124903>Ramirez, Jager, Sam, Isolde, Alec, Elsa are Security>everyone else (non-tankers) MaintenanceTarin and (hopefully) Brilliant can handle concealed weapons. Especially Tarin
>>26124942I can get behind this.
Rolled 14>>26124903What >>26124942 said.
>>26124942>>26124964>>26124965>>26124972>>26124982Personally I would rather have Ramirez on Maint. because he is right under Brilliant and Jager when it comes to unarmed takedowns.
>>26124903And with that your roles are quickly decided. You, Sam, Ramirez, Alek, and Elsa would be posing as a security team, while everybody else would be posing as maintenance, with the exception of the drivers, of course.Your official cover was to be a routine inspection of the cannons by technicians specialized in working with Valkrur tech. This necessitated Heloise and Arthur taking a crash course in the field, but they picked it up pretty well, at least enough to convince people they were experts.You reach the first security gate, which is manned by four heavily armed guards. You show them your ID as well as your work orders."Hm, everything seems in order." The guard says. "You should check in with the base commander, though. Just to let her know you're here.">No way, we might accidentally tip her off by meeting her.>We might arouse suspicion if we don't show up. Let's go.>Other
Rolled 19>>26125198>No way, we might accidentally tip her off by meeting her.if they see our faces, we might get screwed...
>>26125198>We might arouse suspicion if we don't show up. Let's go.This cannot possibly go wrong.
>>26125198>We might arouse suspicion if we don't show up. Let's go.The guard will probably call us in to the boss. This is a sekrit bess after all.
>>26125198>>No way, we might accidentally tip her off by meeting her.Our faces are too recognizable.
>>26125198>We might arouse suspicion if we don't show up. Let's go.If worst comes to worst we non-lethally give her a nap. If best comes to best we get a signature for all our "maintenance"
>>26125198>>We might arouse suspicion if we don't show up. Let's go.We can say that it was a logistics failure. You know bureaucracy.
>>26125198>Let's go.It'll probably help in the long run, plus then we know whose neck to snap if things are about to go ass-up.
>>26125304>Demons showing off their new Gallian-12s.gif
>>26125198"We might as well go see the base commander." You say. "But they never said that we ALL had to go. At the very least, we'll be able to distract her. Maintenance team continues as normal. Sabotage the guns.""But there's 8, and that's a lot of ground to cover." Elizabeth points out.>You're right. Splitting up means we can take the guns out faster.>No, you guys stick together. If things go wrong I don't want us separated.>Other
>>26125353>No, you guys stick together. If things go wrong I don't want us separated.
Rolled 7>>26125353>No, you guys stick together. If things go wrong I don't want us separated.
>>26125353>>No, you guys stick together. If things go wrong I don't want us separated.Never split the party.
>>26125353>No, you guys stick together. If things go wrong I don't want us separated.DO NOT SEPARATE. BLUFF
>>26125379Yeah, two teams.
>>26125379This sounds good
>>26125353"Well, that's fine and dandy." Sam says, "but I'm sticking with you. Who knows what kind of trouble you're going to get into?"You stop and think. While it would be good to have backup, the maintenance crew was going to need all the protection it could get, so anybody you take with you would only hurt their chances of success. Plus, you need somebody dependable to lead them, like Sam.>I can handle this myself. >Sure, you tag along.>Bring along somebody else [specify].>Other
>>26125599>>Sure, you tag along.
>>26125599>I can handle this myself.
>>26125599>Sure, you tag along.Let, oh, I dunno, Isolde lead the other group. She is an ex-knight after all.
>>26125599>>Bring along somebody else [specify].Isolde.We need Sam to lead the others, Ramirez needs to be there for extra firepower, and the snipers would be better at a bit of distance.
>>26125599I'm not going to be able to change your mind, am I?>Sure, you tag along.
Rolled 13>>26125599>Sure, you tag along.
>>26125599>OtherSend Sam to act as CO, head out with your troops.
>>26125599>Let Sam come along as our XO (not a lie)>assign Isolde and/or Ramirez to lead the other squads
>>26125662RAMIREZ! SNAG A CANNON FOR QYBURN!
>>26123309Jaeger is Clarkson, Headcase as Hammond, and Ramirez is JAMES "I FUCKING SWALLOWED ROTTED SHARK AND LIVED TO TELL THE TALE" MAY.
>>26125599>I can handle this myselfYou know, I think it would have been a tad better to destroy the Imperial weapon first because it would be really awkward if we were to complete this mission successfully and then fail the next one because then we would have just screwed Europa into being under Imp rule or at least Imp influence by getting rid of the only thing to counter the Imps super weapon.
>>26125766I thought of that too, but I think the implication is that both weapons are months away from completion, so we should have time to move the sub and buzzbomb the other weapon.
>>26125599"Alright, Sam, you can come along. It's not lying if I tell her you're my XO, after all." You say. "Isolde, Ramirez, you've got command the sabotage team. Try and get all those cannons rigged as fast as possible. Hopefully we'll be able to distract the base commander to keep her from noticing. And remember, MINIMAL CASUALTIES.""Got it, boss." Ramirez nods."It will be done." Isolde salutes."Well, into the breach, then." Sam sighs, slinging Grungnir. It looked similar enough to a regular lance that Lynch had no objects about her taking along. However, as for you, you had to leave behind Var mk2, having to instead settle for your trusty Rossmore shotgun and a cheap, stamped metal toy the Federation called an SMG, lovingly called the "Bullet Fucker", due to its ability to spit lead and nothing else. You wryly note that it's of Perrault manufacture.You mentally review Lynch's notes on the base commander. Commander Lilian Garret of the Osean Special Projects Division. Originally a technical instructor at one of Osea's engineering academies, she was transferred to the Stonehenge Project due to her expertise in Valkrur technology. However, Lynch has pointed out that she's never actually seen combat, and she is in fact a Harling supporter. Something you might be able to take advantage of if you needed to.You and Sam manage to pass through a couple more security checkpoints without any trouble. Considering you had the fake rank of Federation Colonel, you pretty much outranked everybody on this base with the exception of the commander herself. Plus, Osea was a far cry from Albion, Ustio, and Gallia, so you weren't nearly as famous here.(cont)
>>26125888You finally reach Commander Garret's office, which is actually right across the fire control room. Convenient. You see Garret is an older, middle aged woman with short, dark blonde hair. Obviously she's decided to make a career out of the army. You feel a bit bad, and hope that destroying Stonehenge won't put too big a damper on her employment prospects."Ah, Colonel Ozling, I take it." Garret salutes you. "And what would an officer directly from Central Command be doing here?">What do you say to her?
>>26125937"I am here to blow up your guns"
>>26125937"I am Jager Sturmfuhrer and I just couldn't resist paying a visit to the biggest guns in history!"Don't actually say that... yet.
>>26125937Let's try humor."You know how those bureaucrats love cutting funding to projects left and right that they really need, and funding crap that they don't need? I'm here for that."
>>26125937"Oh, you know those bureaucrats. Gotta send someone to reassure themselves."
>>26125937"I honestly have no idea. They told me to take these two engineers here and have them do something to the guns. Fucking beaurocrats. I'd like to know what I'm doing."
>>26125888>a cheap, stamped metal toy the Federation called an SMG, lovingly called the "Bullet Fucker", due to its ability to spit lead and nothing else.BASED MERC COMMAND
>>26125937Don't you think I realize what's going on here, miss? Who do you think I am, huh? Don't you think I know that if I was some hotshot from out of town that pulled inside here and you guys made a reservation mistake, I'd be the first one to get a room and I'd be upstairs relaxing right now. But I'm not some hotshot from out of town, I'm a small reporter from "Rolling Stone" magazine that's in town to do an exclusive interview with Michael Jackson that's gonna be picked up by every major magazine in the country. I was gonna call the article "Michael Jackson Is Sitting On Top of the World," but now I think I might as well just call it "Michael Jackson Can Sit On Top of the World Just As Long As He Doesn't Sit in the Beverly Palm Hotel 'Cause There's No Niggers Allowed in There!"
>>26125937"Why, I'm here to blow up your guns." Pause. Then laugh and shake head. "No, no. Joking, joking. I've had requests from several important individuals, who wish to remain nameless at this juncture, to look over the facility and inspect the progress. You know how it is with some people, they never want to attach their names to anything risky until AFTER everything's said and done. Then they come out with all the typical political platitudes about how they supported the project all along." Shrug. "Basically, I'm here on Politics. I'll try to make this quick, give the people I'm reporting to what they want to hear, and hopefully both of us will end up getting a favor or two owed to us."
>>26125937"Though the higher-ups at Central Command are hopeful about the prospects of having such a tool as Stonehenge at their disposal they are a bit worried about the feasibility of using such ancient Valkyrur technology and the condition of the weapons, so here I am, I hope they won't be dissapointed."
>>26125937"Not-so-secret checkup on Stonehenge and the money Central is spending here. How's the progress? We gonna be smacking the Imperials with it any time soon?"
>>26125937"I'm here to really inspect Stonehenge. Some of the higher-ups think you're doing more than just investigating a bunch of giant guns."
>>26125937"Just the usual, Commander." You shrug. "The military bigwigs and bureaucrats want to make sure they're getting their money's worth, so they send me down to check things out so I can reassure them their mighty expensive ideas are somehow good ones.""Indeed." Garret nods, still eying you somewhat suspiciously. "This isn't the first time something like this has happened. How much do you want?">Wait... what?>I'm not that kind of person.>Well, now that you mention it...>Other
>>26126188>Wait... what?>I'm not that kind of person."I'm honestly not here for bribery. I'm not in the mood to give negative reviews, so if you give me unhindered access to the guns, that's really all I'll need..."
Rolled 3>>26126188>>Well, now that you mention it...we get cash and we act normal
>>26126188>>I'm not that kind of person.
>>26126188>OtherI just want this over and done with. They pulled me away from my family for this.
>>26126188>Well, now that you mention it...Don't want to raise suspicion now do we? Yup, that's the entire reason we should definitely take her up on the offer
>>26126188>Wait... what?>OtherI'm sorry, has this happened before?
Rolled 16no, guys, take the money. If she's acting like this is something that happens normally, we play along and act as if nothing is out of the ordinary.We just need to make some cursory inspections to the guns to cover bomb emplacements and we can leave with some more cash.
>>26126188>I'm not that kind of person.Play it safe and don't take the bribe. We start playing for both teams and we'll have some uneeded problems.
>>26126221Given the air we are putting off, this actually makes sense to do. If anything, we can try to toss the envelope back into her office when we leave.
>>26126188>I'm not that kind of person.Bribes do not befit Jager.
>>26126188>>Well, now that you mention it...Take it, make everything seem normal.
>>26126266But we aren't Jaeger. We are a colonel in the empire, a beaurocratic mess of things. We've given and taken our fair share of bribes to get to the top.
>>26126188>Well, now that you mention it...Forgot to add a supporting vote when I posted >>26126253Like mentioned, we can just give her the money back later if we don't want to be pricks about it or we can just keep it and get a nice chunk for the Demons' lootvault.
>>26126282You spelled "federation" wrong.
>>26126295Oh fuck. That I did.
>>26126188>Inb4 THIS BATTLESTATION IS FULLY OPERATIONAL
>>26126362Nah, that's for when we showdown with Karla.
>>26126188"I'm not interested in your bribes." You say flatly. "I don't know what my predecessors have done, but I'm here to make sure that those guns WORK. I've been to the frontlines, Commander, and good men are dying every day. Every day those cannons aren't firing is another day the Empire kills more of our men.""Ah, a patriot. I guess that works just as well." Garret sighs and leans back in her chair. "Since you apparently don't seem interested in the party line, I'll just give you the blunt version of my report. Too much of our budget is tied up in logistics and not enough in research in development. Do you know that we've already been stockpiling ammunition, and we haven't even test fired a single one of these guns yet? I've warned them multiple times that these guns have been sitting underground for thousands of years. Who knows what will happen if we turn them on?""You don't seem to have much confidence in this project, Commander.""What else can I say? Our mutual bosses are more interested in these guns as weapons than opportunities. They don't care how it works as long as it does, which, as an engineer, I find endlessly deplorable."Now the gears in your head are turning. Maybe there's a way you can play this out. Garret doesn't exactly seem like a bad person, so maybe there's a way you can do this without torpedoing her career...>No, too dangerous. Proceed with the sabotage as planned.>Suggest that Garret test fire the guns right now.>Other
>>26126442>No, too dangerous. Proceed with the sabotage as planned.>Suggest that Garret test fire the guns right now.Both of these. Convince her to let your maintenance team give them a good once-over, then fire them off. She dodges blame by putting it on an imaginary Feddie colonel, we dodge blame because we don't actually exist. Sabotage the guns and let her try and shoot them
>>26126442>Suggest that Garret test fire the guns right now.And then they explode from the sabotage as they fire...oh no, they were faulty!
>>26126442ill second >>26126479
Rolled 20>>26126442>Suggest that Garret test fire the guns right now.
>>26126518Wrenloft, you gotta turn off your dice. You burn your good rolls in non-roll situations, and then get solid 2s and 3s in situations that'd kill Jager or...god forbid...Sam the Adorable
>>26126518And ONCE more...Wrenloft, we need to have a talk.
>>26126518Truly you are cursed
>>26126442You make a signal to Sam, to have her get an update on the gun sabotage. She turns away for a brief second to radio in a progress report.>roll 8d20
Rolled 17, 8, 18, 7, 18, 11, 14, 2 = 95>>26126592
Rolled 15, 3, 14, 7, 18, 12, 11, 5 = 85>>26126592Here goes nothing!
Rolled 16, 17, 15, 18, 4, 13, 17, 19 = 119>>26126592
you were saying?
Rolled 8, 8, 1, 9, 14, 2, 8, 20 = 70>>26126592Here I go!
>>26126602I knew this would happen one day. I simply did not expect to live to see it.
>>26126602Sam silently motions to you that 2 guns haven't been wired yet. >They can make it. Make the suggestion now.>They need more time. Try to distract Garret further.>Other
>>26126688>They need more time. Try to distract Garret further. no need to rush.
>>26126688>They can make it. Make the suggestion now.I believe in our new engie!
>>26126688>They need more time. Try to distract Garret further."You said they didn't care about figuring out how they worked. Have you made any independant headway?"
>>26126688>They need more time. Try to distract Garret further.Try talking to Garret about her efforts to get them active. Try and get a bit of engineer-speak in, but not too much
>>26126688>They need more time. Try to distract Garret further.
>>26126688>OtherWhat's stopping you from test firing the guns now?
>>26126688>>They need more time. Try to distract Garret further.
>>26126727just ask her the details on how the damn thing works, im sure she'd be more than happy to go through each process
>>26126688>They need more time. Try to distract Garret further.Ask about what the condition of the weapons are in, what repairs have been made, etc.
>>26126688"You know," you say, looking out the window, which has a rather commanding view of the the guns. You wonder which one the Demons are working on right now. "I've always wondered. How exactly do these guns work? Are they just larger version of regular cannons?" "In a way, yes and now." Garret says, her voice picking up more energy as she starts talking about something she is more comfortable about. "In the most basic of terms, they're exactly like cannons However, it's their method of firing that's absolutely fascinating."Garret stand sup from her seat and takes position next to you, looking at the guns with admiration."As you know, conventional cannons use chemical propellant to fire their shells. These Valkrur cannons don't use any of that, though. They use some sort of electromagnetic energy to propel projectiles. It's very efficient, being able to propel shells farther than any regular cannon ever could. It's also highly power intensive, which is why each gun is individually powered.""I see, that's rather fascinating." You nod. You take a quick glance back at Sam.>roll 2d20
>>26126915So massive coilguns/railguns?
Rolled 5, 11 = 16>>26126915
Rolled 19, 2 = 21>>26126915
Rolled 9, 6 = 15>>26126915
>>26126952>in b4 that 2 is Asimov's rollMAKE US WHOLE NOT!ISAAC
Rolled 8, 16 = 24>>26126915
>>26126973the hell? i didn't roll a second time.
>>26126935Holy shit, that cat actually landed on its feet.
>>26126997oh well, doesn't matter. I'm out.
>>26127038Sleep tight Wrenloft
>>26126952One gun hasn't been finished getting rigged, but you feel that you can't waste any more time here."Commander, don't you think we should at least test fire the guns?" You ask. "My superiors are becoming anxious, and they fear they won't see a return on their investments. A... demonstration would do well to put those fears to rest.""I don't know about this..." Garret frowns. "There' still so much we don't know about these guns...">roll 1d20
Rolled 10>>26127083Come on Not!Isaac
>>26127099>You had one job Not!IsaacUnfortunately I don't think that 14 will be enough
>>26127083Let me put it bluntly, since you were honest to me before. The politics are shifting not to your favor. There is talk of completely defunding the entire project very soon. They told me that if my inspection doesn't show significant progress, then it's over. Test fire all the cannons at once, we only need one working cannon, the rest can be scrapped for research material.If it helps, put my name on the order. My superiors have given me authority to accelerate our progress by any mean necessary, so if anything fails, it would be on my account, not yours.
>>26127190I like this. Haha blaming an unreal colonel!
>>26127203I hope Lynch blames this on a Imperial infiltration team or something.
>>26127223Or just scapegoats an non existent colonel
>>26127099"Let me put it bluntly, since you were honest to me before. The politics are shifting not to your favor. There is talk of completely defunding the entire project very soon. They told me that if my inspection doesn't show significant progress, then it's over. Test fire all the cannons at once, we only need one working cannon, the rest can be scrapped for research material." You say, putting the most urgent tone in your voice you can manage. "If it helps, put my name on the order. My superiors have given me authority to accelerate our progress by any means necessary, so if anything fails, it would be on my account, not yours."Well, the genius of Lynch's cover identities were that they were almost foolproof. If this worked, then the Federation would be chasing a nonexistent colonel instead of you."I-I see." Garret stammers. "The guns are theoretically ready to fire, but we just haven't completely figured out how they worked yet. Come, I can show you from the fire control center."As the name implied, the fire control center had a commanding view of the entire complex. There were several technicians at the ancient consoles, which were now augmented by modern equipment grafted on to them.""Everybody! We will be test firing all eight cannons!" Garret announces. "Unlock the safeties and load the test shells! Input targeting coordinates for the test target!"With that, everybody leaps into action, radioing data, turning knobs, pressing buttons, everything In the distance, the guns begin to creak and groan as their ragnite cores flare to life. Ancient gears click as the guns turn."All personnel clear from the danger area!" One technician yells."Fire cannon one!" Garret yells."Firing!"Then you see the cannon glow a bright blue as the ragnite core charges. You also see lightning arc across the barrel and the weapon glows brighter...(cont)
>>26127258For all we know, we could be pretending to be a real colonel
>>26127298Until the entire gun goes up in a massive, crimson explosion. Then, one by one, the other guns begin following in ragged sequence."WHAT IS GOING ON?!" Garret screams at her staff."I have no idea!" One of the technicians cries. "I think the ragnite cores are overloading from the stress!""Damnit! Cut the power! Cut the power to all of the cannons!""We already did! They're still exploding!""Damnit!" Garret seethes. "Lock down the facility! Nobody gets in or out! Scramble rescue and damage control crews!">Stay and watch the fireworks.>Time to get the hell out of here.>Other
>>26127324We need to evacuate immediately! It's not safe here.
>>26127324>Time to get the hell out of here"Well, Garret, it appears I have enough for my report for the bigwigs in Central. We should have known that this old tech would backfire on us. I'll be sure to write this off as an accident with you not at fault. Good day."
>>26127324>Othercrew safety above everything else, they're still exploding? get your men out of there!
>>26127324>Time to get the hell out of here.However, do so after showing a paltry attempt at damage control, etc."If there's anything I can do to help, tell me, but if not, don't worry. This goes on my head. I had my doubts as well, but you know the brass..."
>>26127354...I don't think that will fly. The whole base is on lockdown, and who knows what the base commander could do when everything just blew up in her face.
>>26127350>>26127354Dammit, I knew we were pushing this project to fast. Thankfully, I've fully documented how much pressure we've been under, so the blame will fall under our superiors for forcing out hand.I'll make it very clear that we were just following orders. Damn the bureaucracy! This could have turned the entire war.
>>26127354That would be conspicuous. Also base is under lock down. > watch the fireworks> other: Wait it out, then find an opportunity to duck out
>>26127379here...changing "vote" to >>26127405
>>26127354Actually, don't do this. Emphasize that the technology may be unstable, and the base needs to be evacuated.
>>26127324"It seems you were right, Commander, this old Valkrur technology just wasn't reliable." You shake your head. "I suggest we evacuate this facility. You mentioned that we had huge ammo stores, here, correct? It would be extremely dangerous if the fires spread to the munitions...">roll 1d20
>>26127586yeah, average response
>>26127547"We're safe enough here." Garret waves you off. "The munitions are in a secure bunker, and I know that works because the blast doors were built with our technology. There's no risk of the explosion spreading to the munition storage. What we need to be doing right now is cleaning this mess up and figuring out what the hell caused it!">Play along until you can find an opportunity to escape.>Try to bluff your way out again.>Other
>>26127613>>Try to bluff your way out again.
>>26127613>Play along until you can find an opportunity to escape.If worst comes to worst, we're stuck doing damage control until we have to duck out "to report to the brass"
>>26127613>Play along until you can find an opportunity to escape.If we make ourselves scarce too quickly she will grow suspicious. We can afford to bide our time, it'll take a significant amount of time before they realize it was sabotage, what with needing to put out the fires, prevent secondary explosions, and clear the rubble.
>>26127613>>Play along until you can find an opportunity to escape.
>>26127613>Play along until you can find an opportunity to escape.At least until we have a clear route of escape. Then we can just excuse ourselves to report our findings to the big wigs.
>>26127613>Play along until you can find an opportunity to escape.>OtherVery well. However, my superiors need to know about this development as soon as possible, I need to contact my superior for him to send a relief force. My XO will get on that, and my inspection team needs to look at the state of the guns.Motion your XO to relay your orders, and give a slight nod to signal her to "get somebody to do something about the ammo bunker"
>>26127613>Play along until you can find an opportunity to escape."If you say so... "
>>26127613> Play alongIt would probably look really suspicious if we looked uncollected. Base is under lock down and she outranks us. We just have to get out while she's distracted and before the forensics get back.
>>26127613>Play along until you can find an opportunity to escape.
>>26127685...I like this. I'm going with this one.
>>26127685I agree mostly except for mentioning the inspection team. No need to plant that seed in her mind.
>>26127613"In that case I suggest we go out personally to inspect the guns. Maybe we'll be lucky and be able to find out what went wrong before anybody outside the base finds out." You say."Good idea." Garret nods and begins to arrange a transport. "The fire on cannon #3 is already being contained. We can inspect that one first.>Ride with her to the cannon.>Try and ditch her once you exit the building.>Other
>>26127685I like this
>>26127742>>Ride with her to the cannon.
>>26127742Tough call> Try and ditch her?> Other: I just want to make my phone call> Caltech leave syMaryi
>>26127742>OtherWhen Sam comes back, have her whisper in our ear."My XO has just informed me that my superiors a furious, and demand me and my team's immediate return, or face charges of sabotage and treason. I... I have to go. I need to take the blame and protect my men. Dammit, I can't believe that they set me up as the fall guy. Good luck Garret, it has been a pleasure meeting you.
>>26127742>Ride with her to the cannon.Have sam leave saying she should prepare for the message back to the superiors.
>>26127804That's far too suspicious and convenient.
>>26127804Oh yeah... that's not conspicuous
>>26127838do you think I overdone it?
>>26127742>Ride with her to the cannon.we need to leave pretty soon.
>>26127742Ride with her but make it apparent that we've really gotta boogie soon to give a report
>>26127865It reads like a dramatic monologue performed by an actor as he's walking off stage. It raised my eyebrow.Repeatedly trying to leave the scene IMMEDIATELY is going to fuck us over until either lock down gets lifted or we can get lost in the confusion.My worry is that Garrett might already suspect foul play.
>>26127742You decide to go along with Garret, so as not to make her suspicious. You then notice the Growler trailing close behind you, blending in with the convoy of security, rescue, and fire vehicles as they race towards the wrecked cannon. When you reach the wreckage, which is still smoking hot, Garret immediately jumps out, the engineer inside her determined to figur out what went wrong."You know, Commander, I will have to be leaving soon in order to bring word of this back to the higher ups. They need to this happened, and the longer we keep it in the dark, the worse it will look for us.""Agreed." Garret says, distracted by the wreckage. "Return to the HQ right away and send your message from there.">Go to the HQ.>Take the chance to try and escape the base.>Other
>>26127996>Take the chance to try and escape the base.under the guise of>Go to the HQ.
>>26127996>Take the chance to try and escape the base.l8r
>>26127996>Go to the HQ.THE THING IS BROKE SOMEONE HELP Escape in the confusion
>>26127996>>Take the chance to try and escape the base.Yeah, sure thing. I'll do that right now.
>>26127996>Take the chance to try and escape the base.Secret Joestar technique.
>>26127996>Take the chance to try and escape the base."Of Course Commander." And we book it.
>>26127996Go go go!> Take the chance.We can easily bluff the gate guard, right? Besides it just looks like we're trying to avoid responsibility for this charlie foxtrot.
>>26127996>Go to the HQ>OtherContact Lynch or whoever our "superior" is (Did we setup Elizabeth to pretend as our superior?) , and have him/her order us to return immediately.Hint to sent a (pretend) military police force to arrest us incase this doesn't work.If we are not allowed off base, warn Garret that the MPs are coming to collect us
>>26128079We outrank just about everyone on-base save Garret. We can bluff by the MPs.Am I the only one that wants to try and keep her reputation clean from this SNAFU?
>>26127996You decide that you've long overstayed your welcome. The moment you step into the Growler, you immediately order your convoy to get the hell out of here. With that, your vehicles zoom for the nearest exit. As you approach the checkpoint, you can see the guards approach in an effort to stop you, though their casual postures seem to indicate they don't seem to suspect you of anything.>Try and bluff your way past them.>Screw talking, just keep driving.>Other
>>26128071>Wake up>You were dreaming>Not even last night's storm could wake you>What's your name?>I heard them say we've reached Morrowind>I'm sure they'll let us go
>>26128079I'm sure Lynch has plenty of fake MPs on hand to help implicate us in a sabotage that so far we haven't been caught for.
>>26128099The problem is that the guards may not let us out without Garret's explicit orders. Play it safe and slow, and we'll have perfectly legitimate reasons to request to leave.
>>26128111>>Try and bluff your way past them.
>>26128111>Try and bluff your way past them."Gotta report this to HQ...personally. Tell Garret that I, or the brass above me, will be taking full responsibility. You'll understand that I don't exactly trust anyone but myself to deliver a message of this gravity..."
>>26128111>OtherWave at them to open the gate and let us through. Act normally as if this is expected.
>>26128111>Try and bluff your way past"For the Almighty's sake, get out of the way! We have wounded in here and we can't stop lest we lose them!"
>>26128111> bluffJust so we can shoot the shit and not have to worry about getting chased out of the country
>>26128162Nah m8 the infirmary is the other way.
Just a side thought, we probably have enough imperials in our party to pass as an imperial infiltration squad.
>>26128231Everything we have done has been flawless so far, it should be easy for Lynch to cover up our involvement.
>>26128111You tell your convoy to grind to a stop. You really have no wish to shoot these guys, but you don't want to just blow past them and give away your cover either."Sorry, sir, we can't let you pass through here." The lead guard says, stepping toward you. "Commander Garret's orders. Nothing gets in or our of the base. Period">roll 1d20
>>26128231Defeatist thoughts, comrade.We are Jager Sturmfuhrer. We got this!
Rolled 2>>26128249i really hope no one has to die now.
>>26128249Sorry, I have direct orders from command for me and my team to return immediately. Their authority supersedes her's.
Rolled 14>>26128231We have Isolde and Elsa. Not...quite enough, especially since I think Jager'd have an aneurysm before posing as a convincing Imp. Plus, we've been playing CO>>26128249"Son, It's a hard duty, but I've got to report this personally to HQ. They sent me here to make sure everything was in order, and due to many things, it was not. Let me through. Garret will be fine."
>>26128269Thank you, we had some bad rolls.
>>26128261>>26128265Well shit...>>26128269Save'd!>>26128272Really Truly saved.
>>26128249"Look, I understand you got orders. But I have to report this personally to the General and he's NOT going to be happy. I'm pretty sure both you and I don't want to make him more unhappy than he is. It's the chain of command, soldier. Shit rolls downhill. Now can you please let me through?"
>6 AMIt's time to get off Merc's wild ride. I'm satisfied with a nat 20 (THE STIG) and a 14 for the evening. See you guys on the next op
>>261283456 am here as well, need to drop off soon.
>>26128269>"Son, It's a hard duty, but I've got to report this personally to HQ. They sent me here to make sure everything was in order, and due to many things, it was not. Let me through. Garret will be fine."The guard look at each, not quite convinced, but then again, you're a goddamn colonel and they're just privates. Ultimately, they relent."Alright, you can pass." The lead guard opens the gate and your convoy zooms out at top speed."Woooo!" Sam finally lets out a deep breath, as if she had been holding it in this entire mission. "HOLY SHIT that was tense as hell! I would've rather we just rode around shooting everything up!""I was tempted to do that too." You sigh. "Honestly, Elizabeth, I don't know how you can handle all that espionage stuff.""Well, it's not for everyone." She shrugs."Also, Heloise, Arthur, good job on rigging those cannons to blow in record time." You nod to your engineers."Pretty simple, actually. We didn't even need to plant explosives. We just had to reconfigure the ragnite cores so they'd self destruct the moment they were powered up."Isn't that... more dangerous than just planting charges? What if they powered it up while you were still or near the gun?"Heloise blanches. "Oh crap I didn't think of that.""Job's done anyways." Arthur mutters. "Such waste, all that machinery..."As you drive up the road, you see a massive Federation convoy of troops and tanks zoom past you, headed toward Stonehenge at full speed. The men in the larger convoy don't even give you a second glance as they blow past, meaning that you've dodged a bullet."Well, that was a lot simpler than I thought it would be." You remark.(cont)
>>26128371"Well, Lynch DID pretty much hand the whole place to us on the silver platter..." Sam points out. "We still have the Imp weapon to deal with, and I don't think we can just waltz in.""Well, I guess we'll worry about it when the time comes. You sigh. You have a feeling that time will come soon.>And that's it for tonight! Next thread is Saturday night, 7-9pm PST!
>>26128376Thanks for the good run as always Merc Com.
>>26128376Once again, thanks for running, Merc!
>>26128376Actually, I do think we can just waltz in. Just emotionally blackmail her into a duel in her home.
Rolled 1>>26128376goodnight MC, thanks for the ride.