No sleep for! It's VMQ time!Archive (1 and 2): http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20QuestPastebin: http://pastebin.com/rp2XmtnDTwitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandDon'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 LUCAS WILLIAMS, a student in the Sturmfuhrer Academy and currently enrolled in its elite TIER ONE Program. You've already got your little squad together and ready, but you've run into a bit of a problem. This "teambuilding" exercise you're currently on is less "teambuilding" and more "oh god everybody is out to get you". More specifically, your teachers probably found it amusing to make everybody gang up on what was presumably the most powerful team. Yours.Thankfully, you not only succeeded, but you soundly trounced the other teams thanks to a combination skill, guts and sheer dumb luck. However, one thing you did find out was that your squad sniper, Morgan, seems to be hiding something from you...(cont)
>>26967815Normally, when you're hung up about something, such as one of your friends possibly lying to you, you're kept up all night due to the anxiety. However, thanks to Simo's little "teambuilding" exercise, you're utterly exhausted by the time you get back to your dorm and you just flop down onto your bed and fall asleep.Before your realize it, it's already morning. Yawning, you push yourself off from your bed and realize you're still covered in the dirt and sweat from yesterday and quickly take a shower. You get the feeling that showers are something you will be sorely missing in the future, but you shake it out and replace it with what Tier One has in store for you.After finishing cleaning yourself up and getting dressed, you check your watch and see that you've got at least a good hour before class starts. Perhaps you can...>Go get some breakfast.>Go check up on Lara.>Track down Morgan.>Find someone else. (specify)>Other
>>26967815*Peers at pastebin*Uh, Merc? Did you see my updated sheet for Marisa last thread?
>>26967822>>Track down Morgan.HAHA, time to build social links with the maybe reverse trap!
>>26967851Riiiiiight. I'll get around to that.
>>26967851>>26967871Also, as a word of advice, I usually assume the character bios are the final thing. I WILL take what I see at face value and work on it from there, so there's no guarantee I'll include or be aware of later additions.
>>26967822>>Track down Morgan.
>>26967822>Find someone else. (specify)TWINS.Post shower = extremely fluffy hair!Tiem for raep
>>26967871While you're at it, can you check your email?It's not that important, but I feel the need to inform you regardless.
>>26967822>Track down Morgan.We will know your secret
>>26967822>Track down Morgan.Try and talk to him about yesterday. He was obviously torn up about something. But don't let him know that we eavesdropped on him and Simo.
>>26967905Well, I don't know about you but the changes looked pretty obvious to me when I posted the sheet last thread.
>>26967822Any way to rendezvous with Lara and sneak up on Morgan?Also, VALKRIAN MERCS THREAD, FUCK YES!
>>26967822>Track down Morgan.make sure he's alright, then invite him to breakfast with us and Lucina
Has naval and submarine technology been advancing at the same pace as aircraft? Cause if the Vergletung was the equivalent of a WW1 submarine that had to aim torpedoes by pointing the entire ship at the target we could have some crazy stuff going on in the oceans. Gallia doesn't have much of a navy from what we saw in VMQ1 but they did end the war with a working submarine so the tech should be keeping pace.After you did the Albion invasion arc I did a lot of research into sub warfare out of curiosity. WW2 sub tech was way more advanced than I ever imagined. You could have electric torpedoes (no bubble trail!) that used gyroscopic steering to turn after being fired (so your sub didn't have to be pointed at the enemy), had depth keeping sensors to keep them running at a specific depth underwater or on the surface. With magnetic fuses to detonate them under a ships spine to crack it in half under it's own weight. And if they missed the target they could go into pre-programmed loops and zig zags in an effort to hit other ships in a convoy. Hell you even had aerial torpedoes like the American Mk 13 that could be dropped from an altitude of 732m high at 760 km/h! (2,400 feet at 470 mph) Or acoustic torpedoes that homed in on propeller noise and crippled ships.
>Track down Morgan>Also keep an eye out for the twins, we still owe them some ruffles
>>26968191now take that and multiply it by Qyburn and we've probably got shit like torpedoes that burrow into hulls before imploding or something equally ridiculous
>>26968191How did they do that without transistor tech? Computers were still in their infancy then.
>>26967822>Go get some breakfast.We need to get clothes with lots of pockets and start hording food in them. Stuff that'll keep indefinitely like jerky. I get the feeling Tier 1 training is gonna make MI training (from the book not the movie) look easy.
>>26968299Didn't Isaac make those?
>>26968314He's talking about real life.
>>26967822Well, you think you could hold off on breakfast for now. Considering you were raised on Mom's cooking, you could probably afford to skip a meal or two. No, you've got some more important things to do, like getting to the bottom of the mystery surrounding Morgan.Fortunately for you, room assignments were publicly available, in case students needed to track each other down. A quick visit to the dorm manager (who was thankfully awake at this hour) and you manage to pull Morgan's room number.Armed with this knowledge, you home in on Morgan's room. However, you're already wondering how you're going to approach this.>Wait for Morgan to leave his room.>Knock to see if he's there.>Other
>>26968299wacky German magic-science?
>>26968191>>26968299Wait, never mind, I forgot my basic electrical engineering. You can still make you're basic PID controller out of analog components, it's just less flexible
>>26968375>>Wait for Morgan to leave his room.
>>26968375>Knock to see if he's there.
>>26968375>Knock to see if he's there.>>26968328Wow, my reading comprehension is godawful.
>>26968375>KnockLet's be polite.
>>26968375>OtherSneak into his roomSNEAKING MISSION
>>26968299Did somebody say transistors?
>>26968375>Knock to see if he's there.let's try and be polite
>>26968375Well, to polite thing to was knock, after all. It wasn't like you were some kind of criminal or other shifty person, right?You give the door a knock, just to see.>roll 1d20
Rolled 2>>26968532Knock knock!
Rolled 7>>26968560WrenloftttttttttttttttttROLL FASTER
Rolled 13>>26968532Nat 1 inc
>>26968375>>Knock to see if he's there.
>>26968551Okay, yeah, I really shouldn't roll. Ever.
>>26968571maybe you guys should wait before rolling.
>>26968299It was almost all mechanical, the things we do nowadays with what we think og as basic electronic circuits were done using a metric shitton of gears, levers and other fiddly bits like vaccum tubes. I can't even begin to comprehend how it worked but they did some amazing things with it.The British version of the Bofors AA gun almost everyone used in WW2 had a computer that would track airborn targets and show the gunners how far they had to lead it based on how fast and high it was flying. The Norden bombsight is another british example.Early on in the war the tailgunners for bombers like the B-25 and B-17 were literally just door gunners. You had an opening in the side of the aircraft with a pintle mounted machine gun and nothing else. It was cold as shit because a lot of them didn't even have glass. But later on they had some amazingly advanced equipment. You could have gunners on swivel chairs sitting inside the aircraft with a holographic gunsights, and the guns on the outside were mounted in powered turrets that would automatically track whatever the gunner was aiming at. The P61 Black Widow had a dorsal turret like that and some later versions of the A20 Havoc did too.
We really should go to Elizabeth to find out Morgans backstory, saying that we need to know our member's experiences. She probably went through and cross examined everyone's story.
>>26968558You give the door a knock, but there's apparently no answer. So now you're just left standing in the hall rather awkwardly. At this hour, you can only think of two or three things. Either Morgan had already left his room, is still asleep, or just doesn't like answering his door.Well, now you've got to figure out how to deal with this minor setback.>Try and see where Morgan went. >Knock a bit harder this time.>Break into Morgan's room.>Other
>>26968666>>Knock a bit harder this time.Maybe he's asleep.
I swear to you all /tg/ we must get to know the Sturmfuhrer twins better soon. Just imagine it and imagine the pain and glory of having 40 year old jager annoyed at us.
>>26968623There's an idea.>>26968666>Knock a bit harder this time."No true knight would break into his comrade's chambers. Plus, Mom would straight-up murder me."
>>26968666>[x]Knock a bit harder this time.He's probably just ignoring us, make sure to say his name when we knock. If it doesn't work this time we'll give up.
>Break into Morgan's room.Ayup, there is no way this could possibly go wrong...>Knock a bit harder this time.Give it one more try.
Rolled 8>>26968666>Knock a bit harder this time.
>>26968666>Knock a bit harder this time.try and wake him up, if that fails head to breakfast to talk to him there
>>26968696I personally want to get to know Sparky better.I have the weirdest desire to blow shit up with Uncle Vinny.
>>26968666>Break into Morgan's room.See Morgan just out of a shower."Sor-r-r-ry!"
>>26968666>>Break into Morgan's room.
>>26968666>Knock a bit harder this time.A true knight would never stoop to breaking and entering!At least, not yet.
>>26968768>>26968775>implying the son of a knight would be so base as to violate his squadmate's privacyknock a little louder, if that fails we ambush him at a later time
>>26968696I want to see them raep lucas
>>26968800"A true knight? Oh, please. Your father is a history teacher and your mother is a darcsen.""Shut up, Edwin."
>>26968666>>Knock a bit harder this time.
>>26968840We really need to Bright Slap Edwin so he'll stop being such a jerk.
>>26968767My list is something like.1. Twins.2. Lucina3. Sparky.
>>26968839and then watch Lucina beat them to death with the nearest blunt object? If anyone does anything non-consensual to us, she will go full vengeful angel on them, methinks
>>26968610>You could have gunners on swivel chairs sitting inside the aircraft with a holographic gunsights, and the guns on the outside were mounted in powered turrets that would automatically track whatever the gunner was aiming at.And yes, this was the inspiration for the Millennium Falcon's pair of quad-laser turrets and their targeting displays.>>26968666>Knock a bit harder this time.Happiness is just a word to meAnd it might have meant a thing or twoIf I'd have known the difference
>>269688993 weeks of desert rations
Hey, Merc. Guy who made Runaround here. I couldn't think of any characters that match him off the top of my head, so I threw together a quick shitscribble of what I thought of appearance-wise. And yes, those are cliche goggles on his neck. Because.
>>26968696He would have the greatest "cleaning the gun" variation ever thanks to the Var Mk. 2.
>>26968925Should have been stigspawn, i say.From the stigfarm.
>>26968924it took a week's worth for her to let them touch our hair. Rape will cost them limbs and organs
>>26968956The Stig is incapable of safely copulating with human women. The high speed at which his piston cycles would tear them apart, and not in a fun way.
>>26968956No, there has been only one Stig. It has been on this Earth as long as the first wheel was made in history.
>>26969042we could be the Stig's Gallian cousin though
>>26968666Okay, you assume that Morgan is probably still asleep, so you knock a bit harder this time."Morgan, are you in there? It's me, Lucas!" You shout, not too loudly, though.>roll 1d20
>>26968956>>26969021>>26969042The Stig went to Avalon, only to return upon Albion's greatest hour of need.
>>26968886No we don't. Honestly we need to keep him just as much a jerk as possible. He be a useful jerkass.
>>26969116>>26969127A sleepy Morgan answers the door"ok ok, I'm up already""Why are you naked?""Because I just woke up""...""..."
>>26968904>Happiness is just a word to me>And it might have meant a thing or two>If I'd have known the differencehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V-WGwJJj58
>>26968956I didn't want to have a driver that was just the Stig 2.0 when I wrote Runaround up. Not that the idea didn't occur to me, just seemed less interesting.
>>26969116The door then opens, just a crack. You see a bleary eyed Morgan peeking through, trying to stifle a yawn."L-Lucas? What are you doing here?" He asks."Well...">Ask him how he's feeling.>Ask him about his relationship with Simo.>Ask him about his "secret".>Other
>>26969186And Morgan is a girl.
>>26969350>>Ask him how he's feeling.Start off slow, then pick up the pace.
>>26969350>>Ask him how he's feeling.
>>26969350Ask how he's doing after yesterday. Confess we snuck after him and Simo and apologize but explain we did it because we were worried
>>26969350>Ask him how he's feeling.>OtherAlso express worry about the possible gender imbalance on the team (jokingly, but be subtle)>>26969351That's the joke
>>26969350>OtherBREAKFAST TIEM.The Team Sniper is an important part of the Team, we can't let him start off the day without FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD.By the way, if it isn't obvious, its just some subtle implication that hes still important and valued and not a screw up.
>>26969350>Ask him how he's feeling.And I really hope the secret isn't that he's a girl. That's so... dull.
>>26969350>>Ask him how he's feeling.Hope he's feeling a bit better after yesterday
>>26969350ask how he's feeling and if he's up for some breakfast with us and the rest of the A-team
Does anyone think we can trade stories with Morgan to get at least some pieces of his background?
>>26969451thisits time to start the team bonding
>>26969458What kinds of stories would we have to tell? Maybe that one time our mom drank a bottle of syrup and started digging up the lawn in a frenzy?
>>26969615How about discovering Emmerian breakfasts from Headcase?
>>26969451aww yeahtime for some TEAM SPIRIT!
>>26969458Lucina starts out with dad saving mom by killing everyone else in violent detail, killing the conversation and everyone's appetite.
>>26969615>>26969458I doubt our stories of helping mom make confectionaries for parties and practicing with swordplay with our father on weekends can stack up to hunting trips innasnow, tracking elk and durr for hours on end before taking a perfect shot.
>>26969350"Hey, Morgan, I was just checking up on you. You seemed pretty down after yesterday's exercise and I just stopped by to see if you're okay." You say. It was the truth, of course. You really were worried about him."It's... it's nothing really." Morgan replies, looking away nervously."You looked like you were bawling your eyes out. Everybody could see it." You sigh. "Is it about your performance during the exercise? ""Y-yeah..." Morgan concedes. "It's really embarrassing, you know? Being trained by the best snipers in the world and flubbing such simple shots! T-that's not supposed to happen!">You know what I think? You just didn't have a good breakfast. We need to get some food into you!>Oh, come on. People screw up all the time. I should know!>The best? Are you talking about Simo and his parents?>Other
>>26969766First>>Oh, come on. People screw up all the time. I should know!Then,>You know what I think? You just didn't have a good breakfast. We need to get some food into you!
>>26969766>You know what I think? You just didn't have a good breakfast. We need to get some food into you!
>>26969766>>Oh, come on. People screw up all the time. I should know!>>You know what I think? You just didn't have a good breakfast. We need to get some food into you!
>>26969766>The best? Are you talking about Simo and his parents?
>>26969766>>You know what I think? You just didn't have a good breakfast. We need to get some food into you!>Other: Grab Morgan through door, apply shenanigans as result.
>>26969792Shit, disregard this and say:>>26969766>>The best? Are you talking about Simo and his parents?To get some kind of reaction from him. Might as well get some info from this.
>>26969766>>The best? Are you talking about Simo and his parents?Do we know of any other really damn great snipers?
>>26969809Throwing in with this guy
>>26969766>>The best? Are you talking about Simo and his parents?
>>26969766>Oh, come on. People screw up all the time. I should know!>You know what I think? You just didn't have a good breakfast. We need to get some food into you!
>>26969809ohh this is good>>26969766i'll second >>26969809
>>26969766"Morgan, even Alec and Elsa flubbed shots, at least according to my mom. Everyone's got their off days. But cheer up man, you're a damn good shot and I'd like to think you're a damn good guy."hand him a caramel"Now lets go grab some breakfast and get to know the rest of the A-team better"
>>26969809please nois bad choice
>>26970081OUR OPTIMISM SHALL KNOW NO COMMON SENSE
>>26969766>Oh, come on. People screw up all the time. I should know!>You know what I think? You just didn't have a good breakfast. We need to get some food into you!while we're at it, wake up the rest of the squad-its breakfast time
>>26969766>>Oh, come on. People screw up all the time. I should know!>You know what I think? You just didn't have a good breakfast. We need to get some food into you!>>26969942this dialogue could work
just read the pastebin, Mary-Kate confirmed for magikarp
>>26970186So when's she gonna go uber-badass on us?Or is she just going to have wicked awesome luck in charging fortified bunkers or something?
>>26970226She will charge, trip over some barbed wire, fall on her face and thus miss the machine gun fire that rips through the poor shabalas following her lead.
>>26970226her stats are all 0 but she can get two per level
>>26970226She's got EX-Rank luck. The only force in the universe more potent than Protag Power.
>>26970186>>26970281>>26970318>>26970319Read the pastebin too, we should totally make sure we level her often.
>>26970338hard mode, make her the only one we level
>>26970319our Optimism is a pretty good thing to stack on Protagonist, too
>>26970373Maybe if we could replay, but since we only get one we have to make sure everybody does.
>>26970338It's a good potential but the 0 stats hurts. On one hand, we'll have to level her 3-5 times to even break even with the stat totals of the other characters. On the other hand, we have a unique opportunity minmax the everliving FUCK out of her stats.
>>26970373Your idea is terrible and I love it.Unfortunately, we don't have a save function for when that inevitably backfires and our self-imposed hard run gets everyone killed.
>>26969766"Morgan, even Alec and Elsa flubbed shots, at least according to my mom. Everyone's got their off days. But cheer up man, you're a damn good shot and I'd like to think you're a damn good guy." You say cheerfully. You even pull out a caramel from your pocket and hand it to Morgan. It's not a big deal for you, since you've seriously got CRATES of the stuff lying around thanks to Mom."R-really?" Morgan stammers."Yeah!" You nod. "And another thing my Mom told me is that food solves everybody's problems! You know what I think? You just didn't have a good breakfast. We need to get some food into you!"You then reach your hand down and grab Morgan's hand."Come on! If my timing's right, my Mom's first batch if pancakes is coming out in a few minutes, so if we leave now we can catch them fresh!"However, Morgan is strangely silent and you turn and see his normally pale face is glowing beet red now, as if the act of just touching his hand made him feel extremely embarrassed.>Sorry, I forgot you're not big on touching and everything...>NO BRAKES ON THIS TRAIN.>ABORT ABORT ABORT>Other
This quest interests me, but I always get a bit confused on rolling because it seems to change from thread to thread, Which is better, higher or lower?
>>26970425Oh shit, Morgan is a girl isn't she?
>>26970425>NO BRAKES ON THIS TRAINFucking knew it.>>26970427Higher.
>>26970425>NO BRAKES ON THIS TRAIN.OBLIVIOUSOPTIMISM
>>26970425Don't like the hand?Just this once.."Let Morgan run hand through fluffy hair.
>>26970427Higher, best out of three.
>>26970425>NO BRAKES ON THIS TRAIN.FOR SHENANIGANS!
>>26970425>>NO BRAKES ON THIS TRAIN.
>>26970425>[x]Sorry, I forgot you're not big on touching and everything...This is only the third thread guys, we've got lots of time to out him as a little girl later.
>>26970425>>NO BRAKES ON THIS TRAIN.WE'RE IN TOO DEEP TO STOP NOW. LET'S KEEP GOING AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS!
>>26970425>>Sorry, I forgot you're not big on touching and everything..."BUT I'LL SUFFER YOUR WRATH LATER! TO THE KITCHENS!"
>>26970186She's our Soap.Gonna go from a useless Fuckin' New Gal, to being the head of our unit after we inevitably land in a horrible prison somewhere.
>>26970425>NO BRAKES ON THIS TRAIN.
>>26970425>>NO BRAKES ON THIS TRAIN.Totally loved how we just made people HAVE FUN last quest, we should keep it up.
>>26970425>>NO BRAKES ON THIS TRAIN.>JOVIALITY INTENSIFIES, PULL FURTHER
>>26970425>NO BRAKES ON THIS TRAIN.TOO BUSY BEING AWESOME AND OBLIVIOUS! GUYS TOUCHING GUYS IN THE MILITARY, NUTHIN' WRONG WITH THAT!>>26970446When was that ever in doubt?
>>26970425"Sorry Morgan, mandatory fun time"continue dragging
>>26970446We've been saying that since Morgan appeared.
>>26970425>NO BRAKES ON THIS TRAIN.TO PANCAKES AND GLORY
>>26970425Who needs brakes anyway? TO BREAKFAST!
Should we keep it a secret from the rest of the team though?
Sure is SWQ in here.>>26970425>>Sorry, I forgot you're not big on touching and everything...
>>26970585Keep what a secret? We don't know anything! :D
>>26970408I count by level 3 she'll be equal with some squaddies. If we get to level 6~ she'll be better than most, only the top squaddies.
>>26970589No, right now we're channeling JAEGER STURMFUHRER and his MANDATORY FUN!
>>26970610we ended last quest with Jager's 4 being the highest though...
>>26970610Most characters only ever got to level 3 last quest though, when you think about it. And not even Jager hit 6.
>>26970585what, that Morgan doesn't like being touched? I think everyone already knows that>explainfurther.jpeg
>>26970635>>26970638Not arguing that point, it's true. But it makes sense IC that she'd go from sucking to pull her weight through a long journey. If it goes farther though...
>>26970635>>26970638>>26970693Like I said, the boon is all of those stats can go into one thing.A level 3 trooper with 4 tou, 2, agi, 1 acc, 1 str, and an extra adv.? Sounds normal.A level 3 trooper with 3 tou and 6 AG?UNTOUCHABLE
>>26970624That's understandable if Lucus was Jager's son; he's not
Mandatory Fun Time can be amusing, but to be honest, let's not try to be a total clone of Jager. Some restraint in future decisions would be nice.
>>26970720Hah! Exactly! ... You don't know that.
>>26970720Well, then we're channeling Heloise's cheerful obliviousness/William's ability to deal with Schnee.
>>26970720no, but he is the offspring of a Knight (who all seem to become ridiculous and over the top as time goes by, even if his dad was fairly reasonable as a squire) and Heloise (who is pure caffine) we have a little justification for ridiculousness
>>26970720Plus we have the naive idealist and optimist traits, we can run with those.
>>26970748>Implying Jager cheated on Sam/NTR WilliamGet the hell out.>>26970768Dunno if William ever reached the crazy levels of some of the fame knights. It just looks like a mix of the SWQ hijink impulse and trying to make Lucus into a Jager the 2nd (for that you should have choosen one of the twins)
>>26970425>NO BRAKES ON THIS TRAIN.WE ARE KNIGHT, WE BREAK THROUGH THIS STUFF
>>26970425Well, no time to worry, you've got pancakes to eat!However, you do catch a lot of weird stares as you lead Morgan out of the dorms. You're not quite sure what the big deal is, but you see a lot of the female students pointing in your direction with lots of hushed whispers and squealing. Oh right, Morgan was pretty popular with the girls, for some reason. You sort of remembered that.Fortunately, thanks to the school's layout, the cafeteria is only a short walk away from the dorms. Since you're basically the head chef's son, you've got the unofficial power to cut through line whenever you wanted. It wasn't exactly something you liked to use or abuse that often, but you feel that today you could make an exception. You bypass the line and slide your way to the front, where you can see your mom working the line."Oh, good morning, Lucas!" Your mom beams when she sees you approach. "Just in time for the pancakes, I see!""Yeah, can I get two plates, please? I brought a friend." You say."Of course!""And can you PLEASE let us handle the syrup?""That's not fun! You never put enough on!" Your mom pouts. Seriously, and YOU'RE supposed to be the kid, here."Thanks, Mom!" You say quickly, grabbing both plates and stepping out of the line."You then...>Go find somewhere to sit alone with Morgan.>Go find some of your friends to sit with. [Pick 2]>Other
>>26970836>Go find some of your friends to sit with. [Pick 2]Lucina, don't particularly care about the other.
>>26970836>Invite Morgan to sit with you and Lucinashe's our best friend, and Morgan and her are equally bad at socializing
>>26970836>>Go find some of your friends to sit with. [Pick 2]lucina and Edwin
>>26970836>>Go find some of your friends to sit with. [Pick 2]Morgan and Mary-Kate!
>>26970836>Go find somewhere to sit alone with Morgan.Much as I like the A team, we gotta get alone with Morgan
>>26970836Sparky and Lucina.
>>26970874going with this
>>26970874Only if we have a conch
>>26970836>Morgan was pretty popular with the girls, for some reasonProbably because he's bishie as fuck.>>26970836>Go find some of your friends to sit with.Lucina and The FNG.
>>26970836>Go find some of your friends to sit with. [Pick 2]Morgan, EdwinTIME TO MAKE OTHERS MAKE NICE
>Go find somewhere to sit alone with Morgan.
>>26970836>Sit with Morgan and Lucina
>>26970836>>Go find somewhere to sit alone with Morgan.
>>26970884I vote for this.
>>26970836Time was good to Heloise. I assume that Morgan is with us. If so,>Go find Lucina and Sparky to sit with.If not,>Go find Morgan and Lucina to sit with.
>>26970836>>Go find somewhere to sit alone with Morgan.>WE MUST BREAK DOWN THOSE BARRIERS WITH CHIVALRY AND FRIENDSHIP!
>>26970931thiswe will make the intorverts talk, somehow
>>26970874DUN DUN DUUN DUUUUUUUUUUUUUN
>>26970874Get everyone together!
>>26970958Funny, Awakening Morgan was far from introverted.
>>26970966DUN DUUN DUUN!
>>26970884Assemble the A-Team, sit with these guys
>>26970836I'll vote for sitting with Morgan and Lucina.
>>26970884Let's do it!
>>26970836Summon the A-Team, sit between Morgan and Lucina
>>26970836>Go find some of your friends to sit with.Either Lucina & Edwin, the Sisters, or some combination there of.
>>26970884I shall agree as well
>You're not quite sure what the big deal is, but you see a lot of the female students pointing in your direction with lots of hushed whispers and squealing. >mfw we didn't even notice we found "him" in the girl's dorms
>>26971258I think that they think that we are a couple.
>>26971258Lucas cares not for petty "gender differences"
>>26970836>Should have clarified that the 2 friends are in addition to Morgan. Consensus on that seems to be Lucina and Sparky, anyways.As your eyes scan the mess hall, they lock on to Lucina, who's sitting in her usual table off in the corner with a good line of sight on the door. You know, harder to ambush that location and everything. She was weird like that. You and Morgan weave your way through the tables, and you see that Lucina isn't alone. Sparky is there as well, apparently recounting some exciting story to your best friend."...and that's how I got away with turning a four story into a three story one." Sparky grins with a mouthful of pancake. "So, the moral of the story is: if at first you don't succeed, use more high explosive.""Interesting." Lucina nods. "You certainly know your way around explosives.""Aw, it's nothing compared to what my Uncle Vinnie can do!""Ladies." You say as you sit down, announcing your presence. "Good morning, Lucas." Lucina nods to you and see's Morgan. "Good morning to you, too.""M-morning." Morgan mumbles."Yo." Sparky waves."Sparky here was just regaling me of some tales of what she did before coming to the Academy." Lucina says. >Really? Why don't you tell us some more, Sparky?>Lucina storytime.>Morgan storytime.>Lucas storytime.>Other
>>26970836Lucian and char. Because so far their my favorite
>>26971300>>Really? Why don't you tell us some more, Sparky?
>>26971300>"Aw, it's nothing compared to what my Uncle Vinnie can do!"He can make bridges in 8 seconds.
>>26971280Lucas needs a portrait swap with either a certain Magus or certain Kampfer.
>>26971300>Have everyone storytime, starting with Sparky, then Morgan, then Lucina, then usmust social link
>>26971300>>Really? Why don't you tell us some more, Sparky?MOAR SPARKY.
>>26971300>Really? Why don't you tell us some more, Sparky
>>26971300Lucina storytime, then Lucas storytimethen try and coax Morgan to tell us about himself once he's a bit more comfortable
>>26971300>>Really? Why don't you tell us some more, Sparky?>"So, the moral of the story is: if at first you don't succeed, use more high explosive."
>>26971389I'm liking her.
>>26971300>>Really? Why don't you tell us some more, Sparky
>>26971300Let's try to get everyone to spill, in the order of: Sparky, Lucas, Lucina, Morgan
>>26971300>Lucina storytimelet's here some ninja exploits
>>26971300>Really? Why don't you tell us some more, Sparky?Nothing like a story involving copious amounts of high explosive to brighten up our day.
>>26971424yescan't leave anyone out of the tried tradition of one-upping each other with ridiculous stories
>>26971424changing vote to this from>>26971403
>>26971300...We really should've gone with sitting with Charlotte and Sparky, them having a conversation with one another sounds fucking GLORIOUS.
>>26971541We'll get a chance. Breakfast seem to be like the bar scenes from the last quest, though hopefully more frequent so nobody gets forgotten.
>>26971424I like this, lets us know all ofour teammates better
>>26971424thisstart swapping stories until muster
>>26971351>>26971367>>26971373one of these is mine, changing the vote to >>26971424
>>26971300>Really? Why don't you tell us some more, Sparky?
>>26971424let's use this, original vote was >>26971447
>>26971424We are diplomancer knight
>>26971701When not trying to be Jager the 2nd?
>>26971701of courseour heart knows only virtue
>>26971726less punching, more brochats
>>26971726We should try not to be Jager the second or at least go about similar things for different reasons.
>>26971727Our dakka defends the helpless
>>26971758Our breakfasts uphold the weak
>>26971804Our words speak only truth.
>>26971836We are the shining knight of Tier One and WE WILL NEVER FALL!
Dang Williams stats are way low, compared to the rest of the squad. All he has is 1 point in C then his Nice Guy Potential.
>>26971836OUR WRATH UNDOES THE WICKED!>>26971855We've even got the armor to go with it. Or at least, we will with enough R&D.
>>26971758>>26971804>>26971836>>26971855>>26971890Our dakka defends the helplessOur breakfasts uphold the weakOur words speak only truth.OUR WRATH UNDOES THE WICKED!We are the shining knight of Tier One and WE WILL NEVER FALL!Sounds like a pretty badass and true oath to me.
>>26971978From now on, this shall be our battle cry when rallying Alpha team.
>>26971883We should have 1 more charisma and 1 more morale I think and at least 1 T if the Gunner is based off the Lancer class.
>>26971978You left out "Our heart knows only virtue."We also completely forgot "A Knight is sworn to valor."
>>26972025It's like we're supposed to be a charismatic character but we'll never raise C because we have to make sure our other stats don't suck.
>>26972040Mmm, try this one. Our heart knows only virtue.Our words speak only truth.Our dakka defends the helplessOur breakfasts uphold the weakOUR WRATH UNDOES THE WICKED!A Knight is sworn to valor.We are the shining knight of Tier One and WE WILL NEVER FALL!
>>26972146Are you guys taking ques from 40k or something?
>>26972164Nah, just throwing shit together. Breakfast and truth aren't really big for 40k anyway.
>>26971300Well, at that point, your breakfast kind of evolves into a storytelling game as everybody tries to one up each other. Sparky recounts a story of how she went out fishing with her Uncle Vinnie once. However, it wasn't just regular river or lake fishing, but deep water fishing, for sharks, because of course it had to be sharks. Anyways, at one point, they're ambushed by pirates, who demand that they hand over all their supplies and valuables. Normally, when caught off guard on the seas by pirates, you tended to do whatever they demanded. However, this was Uncle Vinnie involved here. Vinnie feigned surrender, and agreed to give over several sacks of potatoes to the pirates.Except the sacks were filled with hand grenades. Because, of course you'd stow hand grenades in potato sacks. Either way, one pulled pin and one sack toss later, and Sparky and Uncle Vinnie's pirate problem was swiftly solved. Lucina then talks about how her parents dropped her off in the middle of the forest during winter with nothing but the clothes on her back and a hatchet. When her parents came back to check on her two days later, she had already added two wolf and one bear pelt to her clothing collection because it was a tad too cold to her liking. Well, when your turn comes up, you decide to tell the story about Alek and Elsa, in an effort to try and cheer Morgan up. After all, Alek made a pretty poor showing of himself early on in the Demons up until the point he Elsa got together and-"P-PERVERT!" Morgan yells before standing up and storming out."W-was it something I said?" You blink.Both Lucina and Sparky shrug."I was only trying to cheer her up-""Don't worry about it, I didn't find anything wrong with it." Sparky says. "Maybe Morgan's just way more prudish than we thought.""Yeah..." You then glance at your watch and realize that it's almost time for class.>Go after Morgan.>Leave him be. You gotta get to class.>Other
>>26972194Forgot mah pic again.
>>26972194Her?Merc did you misspeak or spill a secret?
>>26972194>>Go after Morgan.
>>26972194>"I was only trying to cheer her up-"You slipped up Merc, NOW WE KNOW FOR SURE.
>>26972194>"I was only trying to cheer her up-">herCome on dude.
>>26972194>>26972194you said her instead of him
>>26972194>Go after Morgan.All the flags
>>26972194>>Go after Morgan.>Other: "Morgan don't be mad I thought it was funny I'm sorry you're so pru- uhhh how were pancakes?"
Rolled 15>>26972194>>Go after Morgan.>"I was only trying to cheer her up-"Her?
>>26972194>Go after Morgan.
>>26972146>>26972164>doesn't know The Old Code and where it's fromhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35GUTY_Gr14&t=01m00s>>26972194>Go after Morgan.He's our squaddie, we gotta watch his back.
>>26972194So Merc...Will we ever see the Atlantis crew in this fic?
>>26972194We are in character now:>Go after Morgan.
>>26972252Whoops. Forgot to turn off my dice.Bear pelt? HAVE A HAIRLESS BEAR.
>>26972194>Go after Morganenlist the help of the others if they're willing, since we don't have too long
>>26972194>Go after Morgan.Also, wait. Was that a mistype or did we actually know that he was a she.
>>26971883How are we a knight with 1 morale? I mean I get that our physical scores were pretty bad, but why do all our stats suffer?
>>26972265>A Knight is sworn to valor.>Our heart knows only virtue.>Our dakka defends the helpless>Our breakfasts uphold the weak>Our words speak only truth.>OUR WRATH UNDOES THE WICKED!>We are the shining knight of Tier One and WE WILL NEVER FALL!So fixed for complete ripping accuracy and thanks for the vid.
>>26972360What does our fluffy hair do?
>>26972501It gets us all the bitches. But that doesn't really belong in our honor code.
>>26972501Stuff you're not allowed to put in a badass oath. Knights don't talk about getting the girls.
>>26972539But some make it their mission.
>>26972194Normally I'd be kicking myself for making a slip like that, but it was at this point Lucas would figure it out, anyways."Awww nuts." You get up from your seat, shoveling the last pancake into your mouth. "You two go on ahead. I'll take care of this.""Well, it IS partly your fault..." Lucina points out.You're in too much of a rush to reply, and you head off after Morgan, who is retreating to the back of the mess hall, where the bathrooms are located. You manage to catch up fast enough that you see Morgan flee into the girls' bathroom.You stop for a moment and wonder why Morgan would go in there, until it finally clicks. All the little pieces, all those little oddities that didn't seem so strange when seen alone... The shyness, that effeminate appearance, that reluctance to get close to anyone...Morgan was a girl.Your mind spins at the revelation. How could something like this happen? Normally students were screened very carefully to make sure there wouldn't be any issues, and you were pretty damn sure Jager or Elizabeth would be thorough enough to see through something like this.... unless they were in on it too.Frowning that this revelation was creating more questions than answers, you wonder what to do.>Leave Morgan alone. You both need time to think about this.>Go in after Morgan and confront her about it.>Other
>>26972531>>26972539Maybe keeping two demons distracted makes our hair honorable.
>>26972562>>Go in after Morgan and confront her about it.
>>26972562>>OtherTalk at her from the door.
>>26972562>Leave Morgan alone. You both need time to think about this.The dude must have a reason for hiding this. Let em stew.
>>26972562>Leave Morgan alone. You both need time to think about this.
>>26972562>Leave Morgan alone. You both need time to think about this.A Knight is sworn to tact.
>>26972573I was seriously tempted to pick lie back and think of gallia...
>>26972562>>Leave Morgan alone. You both need time to think about this.Lets NOT press what is clearly a very sensitive issue right at the moment.Later in the day we can talk to her.
>>26972562>Go in after Morgan and confront her about it.apologies do not care about obviously embarrassing positions people are about to be in
>>26972562Either talking through the door or leaving her alone.
>>26972562>>Go in after Morgan and confront her about it.>"I'm sorry! Don't hate me, please! We can still be brothers! Erm. Sisters- What would you call that?"
>>26972562>>Leave Morgan alone. You both need time to think about this.We think about how we handle this, and keep it a secret from everyone else.
>>26972562>Leave Morgan alone. You both need time to think about this.We've got classes people, and barging into the girls room is bad juju.
>>26972562Actually, why is gender even a problem?
>>26972702because this will lead to waifu.
>>26972702No idea, there seems to be way too much drama associated with it.
>>26972702Because everyone think's Morgan is a dude?I don't think we care, it's just...odd I guess.
>>26972562>Knock on the outside of the door"sorry about embarrassing you like that. You mind talking about it after class?"
>>26972722... Shit. Are we auto-waifuing already?
>>26972702Why would Morgan disguise her real gender?
Despite evidence to the contrary we should continue referring to Morgan as a man. If only to frustrate her enough for her to declare herself a woman.
>>26972739somewhat but it hasn't gone into full drive yet.
>>26972739hey, we also have Lucina. Soon, Harem antics shall abound
>>26972702Wouldn't you find it weird that a fellow student, who by all accounts is considered a boy in both physical appearance and official documentation, is suddenly outed as a girl? That shit ain't normal.
I have a feeling that this will all be answered in a Q&A session.
>>26972702Its not... except for the fact that she's hiding it, despite the fact that gender discrimination doesn't really seem to be a thing around these parts. So that bring up a big WHY.
>>26972739its more that we're testing out potential waifus, which is still bad but not as bad
>>26972777But Merc doesn't like harems. I bet he'd even make us pick one of the twins instead of both.
>>26972778I mean, WHY even hide it.
>>26972821That war would be glorious.
>>26972824That is the mystery here, my friend.
>>26972824Dunno, maybe we'll find out.Yknow, character development and all that.
>>26972824perhaps Morgan identifies as male? we'll have to ask
>>26972941>OTHERTELL NO ONE>Make small take with classmates.
Did MC just delete the choice?
>>26972981Looks like it.
Deleted previous post because I forgot to add an option. Please revote linking this post.>>26972824Well that's what your going to have to find now, don't you?>>26972562 (You)You decide to give Morgan the alone time she needs. Honestly, you don't feel all that comfortable confronting her about this either, especially since you've just now put the pieces together. Plus, breaking into the girls' bathroom was a huge no no. You dreaded what would happen if any of the other girls, or heaven forbid, Mom, would do to you if they found out."Hey, Morgan, I'm really sorry about what I said. Class is starting soon, so, if you want to talk later, you know where to find me, all right?"There's no answer except for a few sniffles. You sigh and make the long trek back to class. You wonder if you should tell the others about your suspicions or not. You have to remind yourself that though there's a lot of strong indicators, you don't have concrete proof about Morgan's gender yet.>Tell your squad.>Only tell your closest friends.>Tell Simo.>Stay quiet.>Other
>>26972999>>Stay quiet.The time will come to tell everyone, when she is ready.
>>26972999>Stay quiet.Make small talk with classmates, attempt ineffectually to avoid hair raep by twins.
>>26972999>Stay quiet.Keep it secret, keep it safe.
>>26972999>>Stay quiet.Has to be a reason, so. Code demands respect.
>>26972999>Stay quiet.Gender doesn't mean shit when you start shooting.
>>26972999>Tell Simo.Simo at least is in on the act, might as well get it from him.Also, Merc, will we ever see the Atlantis crew in this quest?
>>26972999Tell Lucina, She;s your best friend and if anything can keep a secret
>>26972999Tell nobody until we've spoken about it with Morgans/he seems to want it a secret, so keep it that way until told otherwise
>>26972999You decide to keep this information to yourself for the time being. There was nothing worse than jumping the gun, especially when it came to somebody's private life and secrets. You file into the classroom and take a seat next to the rest of your squad. Lucina and Sparky look at you, wondering what happened, but you just shrug in response.As the minutes pass by, you wait to see if Morgan comes, but she never arrives in class. You can see Simo obviously concerned, but he otherwise stays silent.Then, you see Tarin and Ramirez enter the room. The two most feared instructors take their places at the front of the classroom, while Simo steps off to the side.The rest of the class involves Tarin and Ramirez basically lecturing and tearing the class apart on what they did right, but mostly what they did wrong during the exercise. For example, Baker and Charlie, which were the two groups that Lucina had engaged, made the critical mistake of splitting up their group when they had no reliable means of communication, meaning Lucina could pick them apart at will. Delta tunnel visioned when they pinpointed Morgan's position, and didn't scout their flanks properly before making a push. Not to mention they were too clumped so a good frag lance or MG burst would wipe most of them out. Echo and Foxtrot had a good idea going by trying to soften up your fortified position with lances and then attacking from multiple directions simultaneously, but they failed to set up a base of fire to keep defenders suppressed while they pushed forward.(cont)
>>26973571However, despite winning, Alpha team wasn't immune from criticism either. Sending your only scout off on a distraction run meant you effectively blinded yourself and restricted your options of movement. Also, they pointed out you were a bit too aggressive with your weapon, saying that shocktroopers were supposed to lead the charge while gunners provided long range support. If Delta had been more organized in their push things could have gone very differently.All in all, Tarin and Ramirez concluded that they were NOT going to go easy this year and they were going to work all of your asses to the bone. You sort of had the suspicion that this was what they were going to do anyways, regardless of how perfectly you performed.Thankfully, Tarin and Ramirez let the class off early, promising that the "real thing" was going to start tomorrow. You've got quite a bit of free time so...(NOTE: You only have enough time for 3 events!)>Look for Morgan>Look for Lara>Look for someone else. [specify]>Other
>>26973580>Look for Morganif we can't find her>Look for someone else. [specify]>Simo
>>26973580>Look for Morgan>Look for Lara>Look for Lucina
>>26973580>>Look for Morgan>>Look for Lara>>Look for someone else. [specify]Charlotte
>>26973580>>Look for Morgan>>Look for Lara>>Look for someone else. [specify]TWINS
>>26973580>>Look for Morgan>>Look for Lara>>Look for LucinaGotta get our priorities right.
>>26973580>Look for Morgan>Look for Lara>Look for Lucinafirst fix our fuckupthen family timethen time for friendship
>>26973580>>Look for Morgan>>Look for Lara>>Look for LucinaWe better tell Morgan that we didn't tell anybody.
>>26973580Look for MorganLook for LucinaLook for Char
>>26973580>>Look for Morgan>>Look for Lara>>Look for someone else. [specify]Find the char
>>26973580>Look for Morgan>Look for Lara>Look for someone else. [specify]Charlotte or twins. Both will be together
>>26973580>Look for Morgan>Look for Lara>Cook dinner for the A-Team to try and foster togetherness
>>26973580>>Look for Morgan>>Look for Lara>>Look for someone else. [specify]Charlotte pls
>>26973580Okay, so there's an overwhelming majority for Morgan and Lara, so the third choice seems to be coming down to:>Lucina>Charlotte
>>26973857>Lucinathe other people we warm up to slowly, but we chose her as our bro
So does anyone wanna guess who has Valkyrian blood in their veins?
Merc, why don't you just roll a 1d2?
>>26974055Gonna go with nobody actually since Merc seems to actively stay away from them.
I'm not accusing anybody of anything, but votes like these always set off my samefag sensors.
>>26974061This is a democracy, not a RNG.
>>26974055Lucina, or Fangirl
>>26974055Maybe Morgan? That may be a reason for the gender secret.
>>26972999You decide to go try and find Morgan first. After all, she never showed up during class and now you're genuinely worried about her.>roll 1d20
>>26974077It's obvious samefagging, look at how many people voted without >greentext
>>26974089My money's on mary/fangirl, Lucina's half Darcsen so that rules her out.
Rolled 20>>26974119rollingu>>26974130I fucking hate you
>>26974089That would be interesting. >Pinned down, even Lucina is stuck.>Suddenly Mary Kate turns blue.>Errybody dead.
Rolled 14>>26974119rollan>>26974130god tier first roll
>>26974103since both sides are most likely guilty to a similar percent, then usually the side with the most supporters will still win outnot always, I'm sure, but usually
Rolled 4>>26974130>>26974140Now I REALLY fucking hate you
>>26974140Don't we ignore the first nat 1? We may have less stats than even Mary Kate, but that's a bitching potential. Or are those just combat only.
>>26974158nope, nat 20dat Optimism
>>26974171Those only apply to rolls Mary-Kate herself makes.
>>26974180Ah, yes.OPTIMISM POWERS ACTIVATE!FORM OF, NAT 20!
>>26974185i thought Mary-Kate had the one that gave her crits on 19?
>>26974185But we have Optimism, is that combat only?
Rolled 17>>26974185But that's lucas' potential
>>26974185What? We have that potential Merc. I was just saying how shitty our stats our 3 vs her 4.
>>26974185Doesnt Lucas have optimist?
>>26974158not to mention the posts ended with 30, 40, and 50
>>26974185Whoops, I got the potentials confused. Ignore that.
Rolled 15>>26974200We're gonna find her changing, aren't we.
>>26974235>results are same for 20 and 1>difference is in the reaction
>>26974234So how does that potential works exactly? Is it the first 1 of the thread, or are we immune from 1's unless we get 2 and critfail?
>>26974313It only works on the very first critfail, whatever it may be. Doesn't count for batch rolls.
>>26974335but that does not say WHEN that first critfail occurs, first of the quest for him? first of the thread? first of that options roll? first of that series of 3 consecutive critfails in 3 posts?
>>26974313the first time we roll a 1, it doesn't cancel the highest
>>26974335As long as I'm asking mechanics questions what is a primary stat? Is the just the stat that is most beneficial to the class, or is it raised automatically when you level and you select either another stat point or a potential?
>>26974401The very first one rolled in each thread.>>26974422Primary stats are raised automatically at every level up with no cost.
>>26974140Your first instinct is to head straight back to the bathroom Morgan retreated to, but you figure that she's probably moved out of there by now so you make a beeline for Morgan's dorm room instead. You have to mentally remind yourself that she's in the BOYS' dorm, the same on you live in.As you go up the stairs to her floor, you actually rather miraculously bump into her as she makes her way down the stairs."O-oh, hi there." Morgan mumbles. "I-I was actually going to go looking for you...""Funny, I was going to do the same." You reply.You both stand there silently and somewhat awkwardly until Morgan finally breaks the silence."Lucas.. I'm.. .I'm actually a girl." Morgan sighs."Um, yeah, I kind of figured that when you ran off into the girls' bathroom." You respond."Wait, I ran into..." Morgan gasps and facepalms. "Agh, I'm so stupid!"You can't help but laugh a bit. You've never seen Morgan so talkative or flustered like this before, considering she's tried to avoid showing off too much of herself. Honestly, she looks kinda cute like this."Hey, w-what's so funny?">Nothing at all.>You just look really cute like this.>Other
>>26974518>>You just look really cute like this.waifu time
>>26974518>Nothing at all.
>>26974518>You just look really cute like this.>IT BEGINS.
>>26974518>You just look really cute like this.Lucas, ladykiller.
>>26974518>>You just look really cute like this."It's nice to see this side of you."
>>26974518>Nothing at all.i thought we're bagging the twins?
>>26974518>You just look really cute like this.Flirt with everyone, obtain all flags.
>>26974518>>Nothing at all.>>You just look really cute like this.Play this in the most oblivious way possible
>>26974518>You just look really cute like this.
>>26974518>Nothing at all.but I'm already a Lucinafag
>>26974518>Nothing at all.just not used to you acting so...open
>>26974518>>You just look really cute like this.>>26974605I think I am too, but this is still a good opener for friendship.
>>26974629Not to mention why she hid her gender.
>>26974642which reminds me, shall we update the pastebin?
>>26974518>>You just look really cute like this.Time to see who rapes the lucas first
>>26974659Probably a good idea. Though maybe mention only we know or something.
>>26974661my money's on a team effort by Lucina, Morgan, and The Twinsthat fluffy hair is like a magnet for dangerous pretty women
>>26974518>>You just look really cute like this.
>>26974659Yeah, that's a good idea and specify who knows her secret.
>>26974661>>26974682Just lie back and think of Gallia.
>>26974661The idea is to get everyone to fall for us while we're oblivious.
Start of season bets, who wins the VMQ2?
If Lucas and Morgan hang out more often, I have a feeling that Morgan's fangirls may think that we're gay.
>>26974705My money's on Lucina, only slightly different position from Sam, so chance of change is minimal.
>>26974682>Get wounded doing something mildly retarded yet heroic saving their lives. >Wake up in hospital with Lucina staring at us while straddling.>Thank you sex.>Leaves. >Twins come in.>Thank you sex.>Leave. >Morgan comes in.>Thank you sex.>Feel worse after a day in the hospital.>Doctors are confused.
>>26974705Either Lucina, or the child of Matt and ArtyaI'm hoping for a gas mask and trenchcoat paratrooper
>>26974705Lucina has the dependable friend advantage (same that Sam had) with a bit of that charm Tarin had, though Charlotte is more the main famale type, Morgan may be the dark horse though
>>26974743oh god I forgot about Artya, her kid better show up
>>26974743the kid might appear too late to make a difference.
>>26974801Hey guys, don't forget, we can still ship our squaddies. :D
>>26974750We'll have Lucina, in the immortal words of Kurz Weber "clawin' [our] back and beggin' for more until she can't take i- [we] mean she's the lovely Sgt Major who covers [our] back and without whom [we]'d never make it!"
>>26974840Did you not learn anything from what happened in VMQ?
>>26974742It's just like my chinese comics!>>26974518"I'm sorry!" You snicker. "It's just that you look really cute like this!"If it was possible for Morgan's face to get any redder, you're pretty sure she'd get mistaken for a fire hydrant or something. Her response isn't really in any words, just a swift kick to your shins."Agh!" "Serves you right, pervert." Morgan huffs. She seems like a completely different person now!"Okay, okay, sorry about that." You sigh. "Anyways, let's get to the main issue here, why exactly are you posing as a boy? It's not like the Academy discriminates against girls or anything.""It's... complicated." Morgan sighs. "I'm not allowed to tell anybody. I CAN'T tell anybody, for my own safety.">Seems serious. Don't press the issue any further.>Seems serious. Try to push for an answer.>Other
>>26974870That awesomeness happens?
>>26974870what? that if we ship our squaddies we get awesome superhero children that can ninja through two squads of people on high alert without being noticed
>>26974877>Seems serious. Don't press the issue any further.
>>26974877>>Seems serious. Try to push for an answer.You're not a transexual, are you?
>>26974877>Seems serious. Don't press the issue any further."It's ok, your secret's safe with me. Until you're ready to let the others know."
>>26974877>OtherOk, I wont ask. But if you need someone to talk to about it I'm here.
>>26974888>>26974893I was refering to you jokers trying to add Elsa to the candiates to the group when Elsa had other plans that didn't involve clothes.
>>26974877"Morgan, you don't have to tell me or anybody else. But just so you know, I consider you a friend, so I've got your back no matter what. You can trust me with anything"
>>26974920I'll second this, this seems reasonable.
>>26974931I don't remember us ever trying to ship her with anyone but Alek...
>>26974931weren't we planning on shipping Alec and Elsa anyway, she just moved things along a bit faster than anticipated?
>>26974968We wanted to give them a penny, but they took the entire pound instead.
>>26974931We weren't exactly expecting double 20s.
>>26974986The dice gods wanted it Armchair, they wanted it BAD.
>>26974877>Seems serious. Try to push for an answer.
>>26974877>Seems serious. Don't press the issue any further.Looks like the best idea here.
>>26974986>>26974999Actually my post was a bad analogy. We gave the dice gods a dollar, but then they hit us over the head with a hammer and took all of our belongings instead.
I just can't wait until we see everyone in swimsuits during the mandatory beach/pool episode.
>>26974877>>Seems serious. Try to push for an answer.
>>26975025Yeah. Elsa critfailed and then Alek Critted twice for accuracy and accidental seduction.
>>26974920Thirded. Let's not push the subject any further until she's ready.
>>26975058and judging from Simo being older than everyone else, he also critted the impregnation roll
>>26975083Goddamnit, made me snort my drink.
>>26975083well what do you think that second 20 was for?
I think it's pretty clear that obfuscating her gender is necessary because if she was outed as a girl she would be suspected of being a valkyria. What with the hair and all.Which would be hilarious if it's true because that would mean she might be like Naoto and end up with the biggest bust of the female cast but no one knows because of the lengths she goes to hide it.
>>26975083>jaeger's fw he realises hes been sending a pregnant woman into some of the heaviest fighting of the war.
>>26975145...Shit, that's actually a good point.
>>26975145In b4 she actually is a Valkyria.
>>26974877Well you might be a bit naive and bad at picking up certain social cues, but you could definitely understand the personal weight Morgan was putting behind her words. If she really felt she couldn't talk about it, then you had no choice but to respect her wishes."Morgan, you don't have to tell me or anybody else. But just so you know, I consider you a friend, so I've got your back no matter what. You can trust me with anything.""Thanks." She nods."Actually, why'd you admit it to me, anyways?" You ask."Well..." Morgan's eyes shift to the side. "I just couldn't take the pressure any more. I had to tell SOMEBODY, and Simo and the teacher's don't count.""Whoa, wait, you mean all the teachers know too?" You blink."Well yeah, the senior ones, anyways." Morgan nods. "You really didn't think I'd be able to get in otherwise?""Makes sense." You concede."But can you please not tell anybody else about this? I'm already risking a lot telling you all this. Not even the teachers can know you know!">Don't worry your secret is safe with me.>I'm sorry, but the rest of the squad has to know.>Lucina and Charlotte at least have to know about this.>Other
>>26975291>>Don't worry your secret is safe with me.
>>26975291>>Don't worry your secret is safe with me.I swear on the honor of knighthood
>>26975291>>Don't worry your secret is safe with me.also, what's your relationship with Simo, anyways?
>>26975291>Don't worry your secret is safe with me.Swear on Knight's Honour!
>>26975291>Don't worry your secret is safe with me.
>>26975291>Don't worry your secret is safe with me."Once you start getting comfortable with other people in the squad you should start telling them, though. They'll find out eventually once we're in the field"
>Don't worry your secret is safe with me.FOR HONOR!
>>26975522Man, what is with you people and your obsession with hod-blooded knighthood
>>26975291"Don't worry, Morgan, your secret is safe with me." You assure her. "Knight's honor.""Thanks." Morgan gives you a warm smile. "Just, be careful how you act around me, okay? If you treat me like a girl in public people might get the wrong idea...""Um, okay." You say, not quite sure what she was getting at."Anyways, I gotta go. I'll see you at class tomorrow.""Yeah, see you then." You say and Morgan rushes down the stairs and out the door.You decide to go and check up on Lara. Since you got let out early, you figure she's still in flight training and you make your way over to the airfield. Overhead, you see a number of planes with bent wings circling around in the air. On the airfield itself, on a grassy knoll, you can see several dozen students, Lara included, listening to an instructor's lecture as she points to the planes circling around in the sky.>Wait till they're finished, then approach Lara.>Try and sneak into the lecture.>Other
>>26975478>>26975522SHOW ME YOUR HONOUUUR-wait
>>26975547Ace Combat Zero and it's Arthurian themes.
>>26975560>>Try and sneak into the lecture.
>>26975560>Wait till they're finished, then approach Lara.
>>26975560>Try and sneak into the lecture.This should be fun
>>26975566>Sapinish Guitar intensifieshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wiskH1UE4c
>>26975560>>Wait till they're finished, then approach Lara.A bit risky with time, but worth it to get out of trouble.
>>26975593I still need to buy that game...
>>26975560>Try and sneak into the lecture.
>>26975560>>Wait till they're finished, then approach Lara.
>>26975560It's actually surprisingly easy to sneak into the lecture, considering everybody's heads are looking straight up to keep track of the planes circling lazily in the air. However, you see more than few stares focused on the instructor rather than the planes, and you can understand why. She was a pretty attractive Darcsen, after all."So, in summary," The instructor says, "The Condor is primarily a close air support craft, meant to eliminate ground targets and support allied troops. The Eagle and the Falcon are our primary air superiority fighters. The Eagle is dependable and well established, but the Falcon is our newest top of the line fighter, though untested. I'll expect you all to turn in your flight preferences tomorrow morning, and we'll take it from there. Dismissed."With that, the flight students begin to disperse, and from what you can overhear, they're mainly discussing what plane they want to fly. "Luke? What are you doing here?" Lara asks, a bit confused."Oh, well, our class got let out early and I just wanted to stop by to see how my favorite sister was doing!" You grin.>Ask her about her first day.>Ask her about her instructor.>Ask her what plane she's going to fly.>Other
>>26975809>>Ask her about her first day.>>Ask her about her instructor.>>Ask her what plane she's going to fly.all three
>>26975809>>Ask her about her first day.
>>26975809>Ask her about her instructor.>Ask her what plane she's going to fly.>Ask her about her first day.in that order
>>26975809>Ask her about her first day.>Ask her what plane she's going to fly.Everything except women. Oblivious lucas
>>26975809>Ask her what plane she's going to fly.Also, I love you even more now Merc. Currently listening to AC5 Soundtrack. Edge is awesome.
>>26975809>we missed out on Kei NagaseI hope you fucking ground pounders are happy, you assholes managed to keep me from mai waifu.>Ask her about her instructor.
>>26975826>>26975837>So then my stupid brother shows up and starts asking me all these questions. I felt like I was being interrogated!Sometimes I feel the WHY NOT ASK EVERYTHING option isn't the right one.
>>26975809>Ask her what plane she's going to fly.Come one this is obviously the question she would want to answer. What's with all these boring question votes.
>>26975809>>Ask her what plane she's going to fly.PLANES
>>26975897>What's with all these boring question votes.Kei Nagase = Mai Waifu.How hard is that to understand?
If we really had gone with air combat instead of Tier One would anyone from the rest of the cast have followed us? Or would they all have ended up in Tier One anyways and only interacted with us in off-time?
>>26975855hey, we can still waifu her, I see no reason why we can't
>>26975996>implying aviators don't look down on SFs.
>>26975996Because we have no reason to other than you two liked her from AC. And that is some serious waifuing and not a good thing.
>>26975996I have no intention of waifuing her in-quest.I'm just upset that she's not gonna get much screentime now.>we will never be scolded by her for taking a stupid risk
>>26976026I actually don't know her from AC or have played any AC games, but my point was one made from logic, what is to stop us from persuing a relationship with her if we so desired?
>>26976058the fact that we're a filthy groundpounder
>>26976178>I don't touch boys that still like playing in the mud.
>>26976058Well, she's old enough to be an instructor at our school.>>26976178>>26976202I actually like the occasions where I've read about the aviator getting with the Groundpounder, more drama if done right.
>>26976236>more drama if done right.Picture it:>she's providing CAS on one of his missions>his unit's position is being overrun>calls for Final Protective Fire, says "I love you">she has to put a whole lot of ordnance practically right on top of his position in conjunction with those idiots in artillery>if she doesn't risk killing him herself with one missed rocket/missile/bomb his position WILL be overrun and he WILL dieHell of a position to be in.
>>26976359>Gets back to base.>Has to wait nervously for hours to see if he makes it.>Door opens.>He's still absolutely filthy from the mission.>Blood, sweat, dirt, cordite and napalm>Runs up, tears in eyes and plants a giant kiss as he sweeps her into his arms.Exactly what I meant bro. Exactly.
>>26976202>"You ever tried playing in the mud? I think you might like getting dirty with me if you tried it.">take her on a fifteen mile forced march in full pack>"I thought you were trying to be sexy!">"This IS my idea of sexy. You seriously thought sane people were capable of making it through Tier 1 training? I have a fetish for exhaustion and shitty sleeping conditions."
>>26976380>AND THEN THEY HAD SEX! LONG, SWEATY, PASSIONATE, FILTHY SEX IN EVERY POSITION IMAGINABLE!
>>26976459>And then they held hands and cuddled after they exhausted themselves
what the fuck....
>>26976475You fucking pervert! How dare you post that filth on a good Christian imageboard?
>>26976477Don't even know. Just ignore it and move on.
>>26975809"Anyways, I was sort of wondering what plane you were thinking of flying." You continue as you glance at the large assortment of various planes both in the air and on the ground."I'm sort of thinking about the Falcon. If what Edge says is true, then it's going to be the fastest and most maneuverable plane in Gallia!""Edge?" You ask."Oh, that's Instructor Kei's callsign. Kinda like a nickname, but for pilots." Lara grins. "You either have to do something really special, or be an ace to earn one!""I assume aces are something special.""Uh huh!" Lara nods happily. "If you get five kills, then you're an ace! Edge is actually already a double ace! Ten kills!""That's cool." You nod. It was nice to see Lara being so passionate about something. It almost made you regret choosing Tier One over flight training. Almost. "Yeah, well, I'm going to be the best ace out there! Even better than Edge!" Lara declares."You haven't even gotten in a plane yet and you're already making some wild claims!" You laugh. "When you do make ace, I'll make sure to be there to see it!""Thanks, Luke!" Lara gives you a big, sisterly hug. "I'll keep an eye out for you too while I'm up there!"With that, you both make your mutual farewells. You've both got big days tomorrow, after all.At this point, it's starting to get dark. As you make your way back to the dorms you catch sight of Lucina lying on the soft green grass that covered the commons."You know, Lucina, we've got beds for that." You grin as you stand over your best friend."It's not the same." Lucina says, her eyes closed as the evening breeze blows past. "When you spend a lot of time outdoors, you get more used to sleeping on the ground than anywhere else.""Huh, I guess you got a point there." You nod."Come on, you should give it a try, too!" Lucina pats the patch of grass next to her.>Nah, this is a clean uniform and all...>Sure, why not.>Other
>>26976515>>Sure, why not.
>>26976515Sure, why not.
>>26976515>"I'm sort of thinking about the Falcon.Good girl.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrYjEMY4Ttg>Sure, why not.
>>26976515>Sure, why not.
>>26976515>Sure, why not.Fuck yeah tactical nap taking, this I can get behind.
>>26976515>Eagle, Falcon>Merc implying the F-16 is better than the F-15
>>26976515>Sure, why not.Also, I hope this Edge dropped the ultra-pacifistic bullshit from 5.
>>26976515>Sure, why not.Lying on grass is a great way to relax.
>>26976603This is more of a result of naming conventions for aircraft, which varies among nations.Gallia = BirdsFederation = Weather patternsEmpire = Melee weaponsEmmeria = Horse breeds
>>26976603>implying it's notEagle has better loiter and a bigger payload, but the Viper's got the agility and the FUN factor.
>>26976603>>26976677Now now girls, Uncle Sam thinks you're both pretty.
I wonder who gets this
>>26976515"Sure, why not." You flop down on the grass next to Lucina. She's right. It does feel pretty nice. Definitely different from any bed you've slept in.It also gives you a good view of the night sky. Out here, near the coast and far from the big cities like Fouzen and Randgriz, you've actually got a very good view of the stars. Countless little pinpricks of light twinkle in the sky."Lucas, can I ask you a question?" Lucina speaks up, turning her head to face you."Yeah, go ahead.""Are you scared?""Huh?""About Tier One. There's no way you can't know. Once we graduate, you'll be expected to take the hardest and most dangerous missions ever, each one with a good chance you won't be coming back from it, and in most cases nobody would ever know. Are... are you really okay with that?">I haven't thought that far ahead, honestly.>Oh yeah, I'm scared to death.>I'm not scared at all.>Other
>>26976749>Oh yeah, I'm scared to death.but its the choice I made
>>26976749>Oh yeah, I'm scared to death.WE MUST BE HONEST.
>>26976749>I haven't thought that far ahead, honestly."But if i'm with you, I think everything will work out."Go Go Lucas Ladykiller.
>>26976767>>26976770Hes an optimist, though
>>26976749>>Oh yeah, I'm scared to death.
>>26976749>I haven't thought that far ahead, honestly.
>>26976749>Oh yeah, I'm scared to death.It would be unusual to not be scared, but you can't very well not keep moving forward.
>>26976749>Oh yeah, I'm scared to death.Courage is standing up to a challenge, even if it scares the hell out of you.
>>26976677But to be serious for a moment, the F-16 is TECHNICALLY the more advanced fighter, but suffers from poor loiter times and relatively low payloads. This is why the Viper and the Eagle both have important roles to play in current doctrine.>>26976749>I'm not scared at all. Not as long as I've got you watching my back.
>>26976780Go with this.Naive optimism + ladykiller
>>26976805>implying current doctrine is not F-35F-35F-35F-35F-35F-35F-35F-35F-35F-35
>>26976749>>Oh yeah, I'm scared to death.One cannot be brave if they are not at first scared.
>>26976749>Oh yeah, I'm scared to death."Of course I'm scared to death. I'm not stupid after all! But I know if we do this, we're keeping everyone same and sound."
>>26976749>Oh yeah, I'm scared to death.Courage and fear are two sides of the same coin.
>>26976749"Oh yeah, I'm scared to death." You admit. "But, I mean, you can't be brave without being at least a little scared, right?""That's a good point." Lucina grins. "Maybe I was wrong to be so hung up about it.">Hm? Were you actually worried about me?>Are you scared, then?>What do you think of the others?>Other
>>26977083>>Hm? Were you actually worried about me?
>>26977083>>Are you scared, then?
>>26977083>Hm? Were you actually worried about me?"If im with you, I'm sure i'll be fine."
>>26977083>Are you scared, then?
>>26977083>Hm? Were you actually worried about me?>Are you scared, then?
>>26977083>Are you scared, then?My Little Supersoldier Can't Be This Cute!
>>26977083>Hm? Were you actually worried about me?Chatting on the grass. What a way to relax.
>>26977083>What do you think of the others?
>>26977083"Never would have guessed that you'd be afraid."
>Hm? Were you actually worried about me?HueAlso everyone's face when. MEEEEERC Y U DO DIS
>>26977083>Are you scared, then?>>26977208IT NEVER ENDS.
>>26977083"Are you scared, then?" You ask, still looking up at the sky.Lucina is silent for a long time. You're not quite sure if it's because she thinks its a stupid question, or if she just doesn't know how to answer it. Hell, you don't even know if she has a concept of fear."Yeah, I am." Lucina finally says, much to your surprise."I just... don't like the idea of letting somebody down. I mean, my parents' personal training is one thing. Usually it's just me on my own. But here... I have to work with others. What if I can't keep up or pull my weight in the squad?"Now, this was really ironic, considering it was EVERYBODY ELSE worrying about having to keep up with Lucina, but you do get the point she's trying to make. You know Lucina and her parents have always tended to be lone wolves who worked on their own, and weren't exactly the most ideal team players.>Don't be silly. You're literally the best person on the squad. People should be worried about keeping up with YOU.>Well, that's why I'm here, right? Someone's gotta keep an eye on you.>Other
>>26977356>>Well, that's why I'm here, right? Someone's gotta keep an eye on you.
>>26977356>Well, that's why I'm here, right? Someone's gotta keep an eye on you.
>>26977356>Don't be silly. You're literally the best person on the squad. People should be worried about keeping up with YOU.Time to build that self confidence.
>>26977356"Don't be silly. You're literally the best person on the squad. People should be worried about keeping up with YOU. But hey, don't worry, we're all in this together! The we's and I's don't matter as much as the us, and we got each other's backs!
>>26977356"Well, that's why I'm here, right? Somebody's gotta keep an eye on you." You say reassuringly. "Yeah, you're right." Lucina nods, smiling.Then you hear some shuffling and the rustling of grass. Before you know it, Lucina has closed the distance between you and her. She wraps her arms around yours and you can feel something very warm and very soft..."Hey Lucina, don't you think you're getting a bit too close here?" You ask nervously."What are you talking about?" Lucina asks curiously. "You should know that even during the summer, the nights can still get fairly cold up here. This way we can keep each other warm."Well, you're glad that it's dark, because if anybody saw you two out here like this, they'd start getting the wrong impression."Okay, I guess we can stay like this for a bit longer..." You mumble. However, you had to admit, it WAS a nice feeling. You're about to comment on it but the cool night breeze carries you away.>And that's it for today! We'll have a Labor Day tomorrow evening as well, at around 6pm PST!
>>26977681Thanks Merc Command. I now I need some SLEEP!
Accidental lady killer. Works every time.
Does Ramirez have a pistol in .50 African Eliminator yet?It would be the greatest of gag gifts.
>>26977747>>26977730Pretty sure she really IS being purely practical here. She might not even have gotten "The Talk" yet.
Wait, this started up again? Hell yeah. Merc, glad to have you back.
>>26977857Yes, but it still doesn't make it less adorable. If we take the Lucina route and do something like this later, I'm wondering if she'll be the one who turns red or if she'll use it to her advantage.
>>26977995If Lucina decides she wants our MG, the first we'll know of it is when we wake up in the middle of the night already inside her, because she woke us up for the fun part.
>>26978070Enh, if she takes after her mother she'll turn red at the mere mention of a relationship. At least in the beginning.