Missed past threads? Catch them here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=pararescue+witchesOther Quests:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Questhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20QuestTwitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandYou are Captain WILLIAM PIERCE, a combat rescue officer of the United States Air Force.You are now sitting in the back of a C-130, possibly somewhere over Russia, most likely over some Middle Eastern nation. You're not quite sure, as your exact flight path was classified and the pilots didn't seem like the talkative type.You mentally review your mission details. You were going to be HALO dropped into Russian territory, where you were to make the rest of your way to your objective, codenamed Golf. At that point, you were to split up into two teams. One team would go in and extract Sokolov, while the second would disable Golf's communication and early warning radar systems so that additional aerial support and extraction could be sent in. Tarin and Janice, equipped with stealth strikers, would provide close air support in the meantime. Even Ghost was tagging along to give you a bit of extra firepower.Well, it sounded simple in practice, but you knew it could get complicated fast. You also had to get used to the fact you and your squadmates were dressed up as Spetsnaz. One of Agent West's little ideas.Oh yeah, he was on the plane too, by the way. You guess he liked overseeing his ops personally."Thirty minutes till drop." You hear the pilots announce.>Talk to the Deltas.>Talk to your witches.>Talk to West.>Other
>>29264985>Talk to the Deltas.
>>29264985>Talk to the Deltas.oh god its the virtuous mission...nononono
>>29264985>>Talk to your witches.
>>29264985>>Talk to the Deltas.
>>29264985>Talk to the Deltas.We should determine who is grabbing Sokolov and who is hitting the comm center.
>>29264985You decide to meander over to where the Deltas are sitting. Like you, they're dressed and equipped as Spetsnaz, and also loaded down with all that extra equipment that was required to ensure a safe HALO jump. Sure, you only spent a week together, and most of that week was them sadistically chasing you and Red through the woods like fucking Goatmen. You were glad Red didn't get the reference when you yelled that out at the time. However, you knew they had your best interests at heart, and after you managed to successfully evade them for a full day, they all congratulated you.And then told you to do it again.Well, it's the thought that counts."Hey there, Pierce." Lex nods. "Anxious.""Of course I am." You sigh. "You?""Hell no. We Deltas got an image to uphold, you know!" Lex responds, nodding to the rest of his squad."Yeah, whatever." You grin."Also, Red told me you weren't big on HALO. Something happen?""Eh....">Nah, it wasn't anything worth telling.>Well...>Other
>>29264985>>Talk to the Deltas.If their callsign is "tango" or "Spectre", I swear to god...
>>29265489"Ah, well..." You frown. "It was during a training run, a few years back. It was simple really, jump out the plane, land in a field, and that would be it. BUT, once my chute deploys, I get hit by a sudden gust of wind and I get blown off course.""Well, that happens all the time." Lex frowns. "Doesn't sound too bad.""I didn't finish." You sigh. "It just so happened, we were in the same airspace as a witch flight. I guess the traffic controllers figured we wouldn't cross paths. Either way, I get blown into their flightpath, and the flight lead, I guess she was distracted by managing her trainees, flies right into me.""Ouch." Lex winces."You know, some men, like me, would consider that a good thing." Beagle quips."Shut up, let him finish." Kilroy whispers as he lightly elbows his squadmate."Yeah, so she gets tangled in my chute and we drop the last couple hundred meters, but her shield soaks most of the impact." You shudder. "So, imagine this. You're a emergency responder, and you see a chute just fall out of the sky. You run over, and you see a PJ and a witch tangled together in a very awkward and compromising position.""Wow." Lex whistles."Oh yeah, and the witch in question happens to be your girlfriend." You add at the end. "Daaaaaaaaaaamn!" Beagle cackles. "How'd you survive that?"(cont)
>>29266342"Who says I did?" You say solemnly before sighing. "But seriously, it took like, an hour of straight up apologizing to convince them I didn't float my way there on purpose. Nothing came of it because everybody involved was too embarrassed to report it.""Seriously, what is with these guys who have witches literally fall into their lap, and they think it's a goddamn curse?" Kilroy sighs."Yeah, I'd like that to happen at some point." Beagle nods."Be careful what you wish for, Beagle." Lex laughs then turns to you. "Don't worry, we've had our share of misadventures too. Maybe someday we'll tell you why we can never take the callsign Spectre or Tango ever again.""ETA 15 minutes!" The pilot announces.>Talk with the Deltas more about the mission.>Talk to the witches.>Talk to West.>Other
>>29266366>Talk to the witches.>"Seriously, what is with these guys who have witches literally fall into their lap, and they think it's a goddamn curse?" Kilroy sighs.Hope you never have to find out Kilroy.
>>29266366>Talk to West.Get final confirmation on mission details.
>>29266366>>Talk to the witches.
>>29266366>Talk to the witches.
>>29266366>Talk to the witches.>"Oh yeah, and the witch in question happens to be your girlfriend."We have a girlfriend?
>>29266478No, the guy who came to rescue you did.
>>29266366>Talk with the Deltas more about the mission.need info!
>> Talk with the Deltas more about the mission.more mission info is always good
>>29266366"Definitely sounds like a story." You say as you get up. "But I should check on my witches."The Deltas nod and you move off to the rear of the plane, where you see three sets of Nighthawk strikers set and ready to deploy. The onboard techs were already prepping Janice, Tarin, and Ghost to put on their strikers. Like you, they're dressed in thick, insulated clothing and equipped with oxygen masks. Even with their shields, flying at this altitude was potentially hazardous to witches. Red was also there, but, like you, dressed in Spetsnaz gear. "So... big mission, huh?" Red says a bit anxiously."Yeah." You nod. "You checked everything?""Yeah, everything's working. Chute and oxygen mask are fine." Red says. "How about you two?" You turn to Janice and Tarin. "Gotten used to the new strikers?""Well, not quite." Janice sighs. "One week just isn't enough time to master them, but it seems Agent West here insisted we run on a tight schedule.""We'll make it work." Tarin says."Oh, believe me, they're doing pretty good. I'm sure they'll do alright." Ghost adds in.>Ghost, are you absolutely sure these strikers work?>Red, are you sure you're up for this?>Go talk to West.>Other
>>29266866>Red, are you sure you're up for this?
>>29266866[x] Talk to WestI am still uncertain if we are disabling the comm system or extracting.
>>29266866>good luck kiss from Janetwe're gonna need it
>>29266908Bit too late for little sis to back out now.
>>29266866>Go talk to West.Get mission details.
>>29266866>>Ghost, are you absolutely sure these strikers work?I'd rather have her assurances.
>>29266866>>Ghost, are you absolutely sure these strikers work?Need to make sure our witches are going to be okay
Rolled 1>>29266866Rolling tiebreaker.1. West2. Ghost
>>29266866"Alright, all of you e careful out there." You say before departing. You want to get a few words in with West before it was time to jump. The CIA agent is casually sitting in his seat, browsing through some briefing folders before looking up to see you approach."Ah, Captain Pierce, what can I do for you?" He asks politely."I just have a few questions." You say. "Just to clarify a few things.""Well, I'll answer to the best of my ability." West nods.>What's with these uniforms?>What can we expect to see in the base?>How do we know this isn't some kind of trap?>Other
>>29267380>What can we expect to see in the base?
>>29267380>What's with these uniforms?>What can we expect to see in the base?>How do we know this isn't some kind of trap?>Who's on the recovery team and who's on the assault team?
>>29267380>How do we know this isn't some kind of trap?
>>29267380>Other: What kind of support can we expect if things go badly?Expect the worst, prepare for the best.
>>29267380"What can we expect to see in the base?" You ask him. "The briefing was pretty vague, except for 'lots and lots of Spetsnaz.'""Well, that's part of the problem." Agent West slowly closes the folder he's reading. "We don't have a lot of hard intel on Golf, and most of what we have is provided by Sirius. Our best guess is that there are roughly anywhere from 50 to 100 guards in the facility, with at least four SAM sites. It's not exactly a large facility, but it's very well defended.""I see." You frown. "What kind of support can we expect if things go bad?""If you don't take down their comms and radar? Practically none." West says matter of factly. "That deep in Russia, we won't be able to get support assets to you without risk of getting shot down. If you DO manage to take out their early warning systems, we have bombers on standby to provide a diversion and helicopter assets ready to extract you.""Well, I guess that gives us plenty of incentive not to screw things up.""I agree." West nods. "Oh yes, there's one more important matter I must inform you of.""Yes?" "You've read the briefing on the base commander, right? A Colonel Volgin?""Yeah." You nod. "What about him?""Well," West pauses for a moment, as if debating on telling you or not. "His direct second in command, Raikov, is the same witch that nearly killed you. In all likelihood she will be in the facility as well if Volgin is there."You feel a little pit form in your stomach at that revelation. You then see Lex waving at you to come over.>Thanks, West, I'll be careful.>Is there anything more that you know about them?>Other
>>29267862>Is there anything more that you know about them?
>>29267862>>Is there anything more that you know about them?
What is our anti-tank witch strategy? She can sense our stealth fighters.
>>29267862>WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT OSP?sorry wrong quest>Is there anything more that you know about them?>Other: Remind me again, what's our window for getting this done?
>>29267862>Colonel Volginrape....we are so raped.....
>>29268002[x]Warn our witches. Do not fly near the base. Or have someone take her out right away - which would be difficult.
>>29268039I never played MGS 3 how bad is he?
>>29268113the man is a living lighting rod!
>>29267862"Is there anything more you can tell me about them?" You ask. You figure whatever Lex wanted to talk to you about could wait."Well, Colonel Volgin is, in no uncertain terms, a 'mean motherfucker.'" West coughs. "His father was an NKVD officer in the Martian War, and we all know the sort of stuff they did."You nod. They were essentially the Russian army's internal police, who made sure Russian soldiers didn't retreat, usually at gunpoint. Generally not very nice people."Well, Colonel Volgin here didn't fall far from the tree. He joined GRU and was a big proponent for integrating Martian technology into the Russian military. Not to mention, he's a hardcore Stalinist and very loyal to the regime. As a reward, he was given control over his own personal research base, which is where Sokolov is. He's also got the habit of 'retiring' scientists after they complete their projects, which is why Sokolov is willing to defect."So, basically the typical hardcore Russian badass. You could deal with that... hopefully."And, Raikov?""Nasty piece of work, she is." West frowns. "We don't have many details of her early life, but we do know that she's a hardcore Stalinist like Volgin, and works with the regime of her own free will. She picked up a nasty reputation in Afghanistan, and I think the government there still has a million dollar bounty on her head.""Is she that bad?" You blink."In this war alone she's already killed a witch and permanently maimed another." West narrows his eyes. "I suggest you avoid her at all costs. I've already filled in your witches about her, so they should know what to do.""Got it." You nod.(cont)
>>29268567"We are over the drop zone!" The pilot announces. "Good luck guys, this is your stop!""Better get going." West says, opening up his folder again.You hustle over the back of the plane. The witches are already loaded into their strikers and ready to go. However, the infantry would be going out first, so that the witches could conserve as much magic as they could."You ready?!" Lex yells as the cargo ramp slowly begins to open, exposing you to the cold air outside."Yeah." You nod."Want to do the honors?" Lex asks, motioning out the door into the pitch black void beyond.>Fuck it. Jump out first.>Nah, let the Deltas go first.
>>29268583>Fuck it. Jump out first.WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>>29268583>Fuck it. Jump out first."FOR ODIN!"
>>29268583>>Nah, let the Deltas go first.If Raiko's there, would our disguises do any good?
>>29268583>>Fuck it. Jump out first.Is it time for Ride of the Valkyries yet?
>>29268635No. So that is why the fliers stay away from the base and SAM sites.
>>29268583>Fuck it. Jump out first>Other: Scream like sissy mary.
>>29268567Raikov... isn't bad looking at all.Would waifu in other circumstances.
>>29268583>Fuck it. Jump out first.
>>29268583[x]Nah, let the Deltas go first.Let Lex and company secure the LZ first
>>29268688just wait til we capture her and Janice 'interrogates her'we'll walk into our room one night and she will be naked wrapped up in red ribbon tied to our bed with a note saying "From Janice" on her collarno I have not thought of this for great lengths of time, at all.
>>29268775I'd rather have Janice than the chick that goddamn near killed me.
>>29268848Sensor witches need to breed to make more of them after all.This is for the greater good. For motherland.
guys we might run in to ocelot
>Fuck it. Jump out first.Kinda sorry we didn't go for CQB training. Would have liked to end things with a fight with Raikov.
>>29268583>>Nah, let the Deltas go first.
>>29268918I'd my revolver in her Ocelot
>>29268848I'd rather have both, at the same time, with delicious tender loving sex from Janice, and glorious hatesex from the crazy russian, all while Janice uses her healwitch powers to keep us all going
>>29268930Don't think it would help us.We really need to focus on distracting her.What if we bait her out of the base so our invisible girls can go after the targets?
>>29269065I still think it would have been a generally good lesson for the witches for the long term, considering how some Russian witches are.A melee russian witch against a typical one would be like a melee class attacking an archer in most RPGs.
>>29269100So we try to keep them out of melee range.
>>29268583Fuck it. You had to jump out anyways. Might as well go first."See you after the drop." You say before leaping out.One thing you had forgotten about since your last HALO jump was that up this high, the air was freaking COLD. Even with all the protective layers you were wearing, you could feel the chill prickling against your skin. You feel a bit bad for the witches, who largely had to rely on their shields to keep warm.The night is pitch black. Not even the Moon is out to illuminate your way. Fortunately, the C-130 also dropped a series of low light flares you could see with your nightvision. You had studied the satellite images so you know of three potential landing spots you could take.>Edge of the forest. It's far from the base, but affords the safest landing spot.>Clearing. It's closer, but also a tighter fit.>Outskirts of the base. There's adequate cover to mask your approach and landing, but getting there would be very tricky.>Other
>Fuck it. Jump out first.Overcome the fear.
>>29269133>Edge of the forest. It's far from the base, but affords the safest landing spot.
>Clearing. It's closer, but also a tighter fit.Efficient with some margin for error. Less time needed, less chance to get discovered. I'm sure they'll have something set up in the forest.
>>29269133[x]Forest edge. Red is a new HALO jumper.
>>29269133>>Edge of the forest. It's far from the base, but affords the safest landing spot.Be smart about this, drop in far away, infil into position, who gives a shit if we have to hike for 2-3 days, we get there with stealth and surprise on our side, and don't end up shot up haning from a tree
>>29269190>ClearingMore danger, but we'll avoid the bees in the forest.
>>29269133>>Clearing. It's closer, but also a tighter fit.
>>29269133>Edge of the forest. It's far from the base, but affords the safest landing spot.that tank witch can easly pick up on all sorts of things. don't get too close to the base on the way in.
>>29269133>>Clearing. It's closer, but also a tighter fit.Crearing time
>>29269133You steer for the edge of the forest. It was far enough away from the base that you were sure Russian patrols wouldn't be out there. Checking your altimeter, you see that you've finally reached your target altitude and deploy your chute, lurching as your free fall is suddenly interrupted. You try to crane your head to look behind you and you see chutes deploying, but you can't tell who is who.You manage to land with no problem, though you stumble a bit before regaining control. A few meters away, Red and the Deltas touch down with little incident. Overhead, you can see the blinking lights of your friendly strikers, visible only to your nightvision."Everybody here?" Lex asks."Yeah." You nod as you check up on Red. "What's our plan of entry?""Well, we have Plan A, which is to cut through the forest." Lex says. "But, who knows what we'll find in there. Plan B is to follow the river that goes behind the base. It leads to a drainage system we can use to sneak in.""Or, we can do it the Spectre way." Beagle suggest."The Spectre way?" You raise an eyebrow."Yeah, remember all that recon footage we pored over? There's a regular motor patrol that goes along this road here a few kilometers away, and there's a checkpoint about a kilometer or two up the road from there. If we take the checkpoint...""...then we can hijack a ride and just waltz into their base." Mitch finishes."Sounds crazy enough to work." Kilroy nods."Are they always like this?" You blink."Yep." Lex sighs. "Surprisingly enough, the Spectre way is surprisingly effective. Sometimes.""I'm sure." Red rolls her eyes."Remember, we only have about eight hours until dawn, where we'll lose the cover of darkness." Janice reminds everybody over the radio. "Best be sure to manage your time accordingly, okay?">Cut through the forest.>Follow the river.>Hitch a ride.>Other
>>29269265>beesTell me you're joking. No, in the forest we'll haft to fear an incredibly old dude who has a pension for being nearly fucking impossible to see except for the glint of his sniper scope.
>>29269663>Hitch a ride
>>29269663>Cut through the forest.
>>29269663[x]Ride. They won't expect us to do that.So Radio silence and Red, no witch magic at all? To avoid Tank-bitch from detecting us?
>>29269718eh, just wait for two weeks. He'll die of old age.It's fucking crossbow maniac we need to watch out for.
>>29269774>yfw the entire Cobra unit is Witches
>>29269663>hitch a ride
>>29269663>Follow the river.
>Hitch a ride.Sounds like fun.
>>29269808>yfw the sorrow
>>29269663>>Hitch a rideSounds fun!
>>29269963nopenopenope(I just found out its going to be -50 wind chill on monday...fuck me..)
>>29269663>Hitch a ride.i just hope a ride DOES come by.
>>29269963I hated that river on my first playthrough. I didn't realize how to get out of it at first and ended up dieing.Had to do it all over.
>>29269663"Let's hitch a ride." You say. "We'll get there faster, and they probably won't be expecting it.""Yes! Let's do this!" Beagle says enthusiastically. "I call shotgun!" Kilroy says."Get it together, you two." Lex hisses. "Let's move!"Your small squad slowly makes its way toward the checkpoint, wary of any possible Russian patrols. However, between your watchful eyes and the three witches flying overhead, you don't see any sort of threat. Eventually, you see light up ahead, and sure enough, it's a checkpoint. You see four guards standing idly around a roadblock, obviously bored. Lex slowly draws his sidearm and begins screwing a suppressor onto the barrel. His squadmates begin doing the same before taking aim."You guys got your targets?" He whispers."I got left." Beagle whispers."I got right." Kilroy says."I got center right." Mitch whispers.You hear a series of loud clicks as the pistols go off and the four guards go down in puffs of blood."Okay, go!" Lex hisses. "Clear them out! Pierce, Red, you stay in cover. We'll man the checkpoint."You nod and you and Red back up into the brush while Lex and his men clean up the scene."I see headlights." Tarin warns. "Looks like a jeep.""No, wait, there's three vehicles." Janice warns. "About a dozen infantry total.""Shit, that's not part of the plan." Beagle seethes.Well, you could always let them pass, but then who knew when another vehicle would come by...>We can totally take these guys. We have the element of surprise.>We can't afford to start a fight with these guys. Let them pass.>Other
>>29270385>We can't afford to start a fight with these guys. Let them pass.We're infiltration, not assault.
>>29270385>>We can't afford to start a fight with these guys. Let them pass.
>>29270385Can we bombard them from the air?
>>29270385>We can't afford to start a fight with these guys. Let them pass.
>>29270385>>We can't afford to start a fight with these guys. Let them pass.Too big of a chance of word getting back to base.
>>29270385>We can't afford to start a fight with these guys. Let them pass.Ha... Ha.. no.
>>29270385Well, this is a shitty situation. People will find out about this sooner or later either way.That said>Let them passDo not risk getting people hurt. That also said>Alert Tarin that we might need her special skillsOf all the witches, she's the best mankiller, and she'd be able to take out their radio man if things get pearshaped.
What if shot out the last trucks front tire? Eh, Eh? Say we will bring it to base later in exchange for drink. Infantry would pile into remaining two truck. Russia may be immune to freezing ass changing tire in Siberia, but no Russia would pass up chance for vodka.
>>29270645I like this anon. But remember, the men at the outposts are dead. They will notice unless we eliminate them. The other two cars got to go too.
>>29270684They not dead, Anon! They sleep! They walk off gunshot wound next morning after drink!
>>29270385"I think we should just let them pass." You whisper in your radio. "We can't afford to start a full blown firefight right now.""Got it." Lex nods.At this point, the small convoy finally reaches the checkpoint and comes to a stop. Lex walks forward and starts talking in Russian with the lead car. The driver and passenger both flash IDs, and Lex pretends to examine them closely before waving them through. Smooth as silk.Except you still don't have a ride.>Wait for another vehicle to arrive.>Just make your way to the base on foot.>Other
>>29270796>Just make your way to the base on footWorse comes to worse, we say our vehicle broke down some long way back along the road
>>29270796>Just make your way to the base on foot.we can still snag a ride if we're lucky
>>29270796>Wait for another vehicle to arrive.How are we going to walk in with Red? She's a gril
>>29270796>>Just make your way to the base on foot.
>>29270796Have 2 people wait while the rest go on foot, since we don't want the Russians being alerted to a dead outpost till we're ready to get out of dodge.
>>29270979And the 2 people can get any vehicle that comes by, then drive in to pick up the rest of us.
>>29270796Start walk to base. Engage Russia game of truck drive. When truck drive, stand front of truck and wave arm wildly. Single arm. Very important. Other arm conceal weapon of choose. When driver ask mattering of what, you shoot in face! Very simple.
>>29270979Don't split the party. With the first set of russians dead, we're already on the clock.[x] Other: Have Tarin or Ghost recon to see if trouble is around the corner. Take the next vehicle if one is coming that we can safely take, preferably waving it through first before springing the ambush.If no vehicle is on the way, get to goin'.
>>29271026I love these anons.
>>29270796"It looks like we're just going to have to continue on foot." You sigh. There was no guarantee of another vehicle coming along anytime soon, and you were on a tight schedule. "Alright team, let's move!" Lex says, packing up his gear.It's a long trek through the forest, but fortunately, you don't come across any patrols. Unfortunately, it takes at least one or two hours to get into position, burning a lot of time. However, you're finally within sight of the base."Captain, we'll hold position back here, to reduce chances of being spotted. However, we can provide some ranged fire support if you need it." Janice says."Thanks." You nod and turn back to the base. It was small, but imposing looking. It was essentially a series of thick, concrete bunkers surrounded by a chain link fence on the perimeter. Several defensive bunkers and towers were scattered at various points along the perimeter, and you could see small groups of armed men aggressive patrolling around the base."Well, this is where things get interesting." Lex says. "We need to find our way in.">Sneak in through the utility tunnels.>Find a weakness in the perimeter and sneak in through there.>Refuge in audacity. Just walk through the front gate.>Other
>>29271321>Sneak in through the utility tunnels.
>>29271321>>Sneak in through the utility tunnels.
>>29271321Matushka always say, Russia man never fear. Russia man strong, fit for breed. Make strong child. I say Matushka insane. She no understand fear of commit of kiss! Russia man no shame take tunnel less travel.
>>29271321Refuge in audacity. Tell the Spetznas fellows we're VDV on a secret training mission, and waltz right in.
>>29271321"Let's sneak in through the utility tunnels." You suggest."I was thinking the same thing." Lex nods.It takes you roughly another fifteen minutes to circle around the facility. There, you see your target. The mouth of a large ventilation shaft, covered by a steel grate locked with a padlock. Normally, something like this would be no problem to get through. Just a simple application of some bolt cutters and you would be in, if not for the fact that there were two guards standing near the shaft.You had a few options here.>Just take out the guards, quickly and silently.>Create a distraction so you can break through the great and get into the vent.>Try to sneak into the vent without alerting the guards at all.>Other
>>29271613>>Just take out the guards, quickly and silently.
>>29271613That no right! Ventilation shaft require no soldier! It ventilation! Why someone break ventilation!Relieve fellow Russia of duty of guard. Approach with offer of relief if pay in drink! Play truck drive with Russia when deal! Hide body in vent! We on clock, comrade!
>>29271613>>Just take out the guards, quickly and silently.Let's not overcomplicate matters
>>29271613>Create distractionLets try to get in without being seen or heard.
>>29271613You decide not to waste any time. Sure, killing these guys would mean that they would eventually be missed, but you were pretty sure that once anybody noticed you'd all be long gone.Two quick shots from suppressed pistols bring the guards down quickly and quietly. You then notice a third guard walk around the corner, and you're about to yell a warning when you hear a wooshing sound and the guard topples to the ground, an arrow jutting out of his chest."Thanks for the assist, Tarin.""Just doing my job, sir.""Okay, let's crack this thing open." Lex waves Mitch forward, who snaps the padlock off with his bolt cutters.Thankfully, the utility tunnels themselves don't appear to be guarded. You all pause briefly at an intersection for a quick break."Okay, if I'm remembering this right, this path," Lex points to the route to your right. "leads to the main lab complex. That's where we'll find Sokolov. This other path should lead to the comm and radar center.""Seems about right." Kilroy nods."Okay, so here's how we do it." Lex says. "Beagle, Kilroy, and Mitch will split off and take out the comm and radar stations. Me, Pierce, and Red will infiltrate the lab and secure Sokolov. We'll use the distraction Beagle, Kilroy and Mitch will cause to extract Sokolov.""Can we be called Tango Team?" Beagle asks."No." Lex says firmly and flatly. "You guys are Bravo and we're Alpha. Got it?""Roger, sir." Beagle sighs."You two have any problems with this setup?" Lex asks you.>No, carry on.>Actually, I think we should change it up...>Other
>>29272051>>No, carry on.
>>29272051>Actually, I think we should change it up...I want to be Bravo team
>>29272051Da, comrade.We are so boned. The tank-witch is going to smell out Red quicker than Shirou tracks down bounded fields.
>>29272051Hmmmm today seems to be really slow. Do you guys want to continue or just pick this up again next week?
>>29272051Can we not tell red to suppress her magic somehow? Raikov's gonna be brutal.>No, carry on.These guys have done this before. Lets not be the fly in the ointment, we already learned our lesson with heroics once before.
>>29272051>No, carry on.
>>29272443Carry on Cap'n
>>29272443I am down. I am not adding much as folks are saying what I am thinking. Lets keep the good times rolling, Merc.
>>29272443>No, carry on.
>>29272051"No, I got no objections." You shake your head."Good." Lex nods to Bravo Team and they quietly split off from your group. Lex leads the way as you and Red follow close behind. Finally, you see what looks to be a utility door. Lex opens it a crack and peeks out before shutting it closed."Okay, it looks like this is the place." Lex whispers. "There's two ways we can go about this. We can go in first and try to find Sokolov, but there's no guarantee we'll be able to synch our extraction with Bravo's distraction. Or, we wait here for Bravo to create the distraction, swoop in, and snatch Sokolov in the confusion.">Let's go in now.>Let's wait.>Other
>>29272610>>Let's wait.Might be tough to find him with out a distraction.
>>29272610Hit the fire alarm. Because nothing bad will come of it except Pain.
>>29272610I actually suggest>Go inSokolov is probably not really the sort of guy who takes explosions well. Once a distraction goes off, he might not be where he needs to be because of cowardice, and that might make our lives difficult.
I just got here, and>Lex>Beagle>KilroyGoddammit Merc I've been reading this whole thread in their voices.
>>29272610"I think we should wait for the fireworks." You say. "People would question us less if they see guards walking around in the labs in an emergency.""Good idea." Lex nods and keys his radio. "Bravo, how are things going?""Comms and radar are set to blow." Beagle announces. "Ready to tango some tangos.""Ugh." Lex rolls his eyes. "Do it.""Better hold on your butts!" Kilroy says.Suddenly, the ground quakes and rumbles as explosions ripple through the facility. Immediately, you can hear alarms and screaming as the base personnel try to ascertain what's going on."Let's go!" Lex opens the utility door and steps in. "Stay close to me!"Inside the lab is an absolute mess. THe blast apparently knocked out the main power, so scientists and office workers and personnel were fleeing, screaming, and stumbling in the darkness. You try to pick out Sokolov's face, but the scene is just too chaotic."We'll never find him in this shit!" You yell. "We need a plan!""Intel says he works in the lowest level of the lab!" Lex points to the stairs. "If we go down we're sure to find him!""Wait!" Red says. "Or we could try standing by the exit! All the personnel have to funnel through it anyways, so we might catch him there!">Go down to the lower levels.>Wait at the exit.>Other
>>29273224>Go down to the lower levels.cant be sure if he goes up
>>29273224>Ready to tango some tangosGoddamn it, merc>Go down to the lower levels.Leave a detail by the exit, though.
>>29273224>>Go down to the lower levels.I don't trust that he will flee like a good little scientist.
>>29273223I'm going to be sad if we don't have a LB pilot get shot during extract and Lex has to take the controls.
>>29273317What about a random Russian jacking our evac with the whole team being trapped in the back?
>>29273224>>Go down to the lower levels.
>>29273224>Go down>Other: Get the others to try and monitor the exit, in case we miss him.
>>29273224"Bravo, regroup at the main lab building and try to secure the exit. Let us know if you see the HVT trying to leave." Lex says. and turns to. "Let's go!"Fortunately, pushing your way through the panicked crowd is easier than you thought. Apparently, nobody wanted to get in the way of three very motivated looking Spetsnaz soldiers in the midst of an emergency, especially with the lead one screaming at them to get the fuck out of the way.The lower levels were far different from what you've seen up top. Down here, you can make out in the darkness murky silhouettes of strikers of various kinds, along with equipment and weaponry that you don't readily recognize. This was probably any intel agent or scientist's wet dream, but that wasn't what you were here for. You needed to find Sokolov."Okay, we should search this floor thoroughly." Lex says."Ooooor, we can just call out for him." Red points out.>Search the floor quietly.>Just call out for Sokolov>Other
>>29273425>>Just call out for SokolovIn russian.
>>29273425>Other: Have Lex use his best Russian to draw him out. "Mr. Sokolov there has been an explosion on the premises, and you must evacuate with the rest of the personnel!" Or something.
>>29273425>Just call out for SokolovIsn't he a super-important scientist? It'd make sense for guards to be looking for him
>>29273425>>Just call out for Sokolov>>29273468yes, in russian
>>29273472This! Fuck sounding out of character.
>>29273369>evac from the facility>Lex orders us down a drainage pipe>it's a cliff
>>29273425>Just call out for Sokolovinb4 raikov or any other person of the class "nope" hears us
>>29273425>Grab a doctor.>Ask him where Sokolov is.
>>29273675>accidentally slit his throat because we pressed the square button too hard>spaghetti and blood everywhere
>>29273425"Yeah, call out for him. In Russian." You say."Sure thing." Lex turns to the darkness. <Dr. Sokolov! It's dangerous down here! We've been sent by a mutual friend to help you!>"D-do you know this mutual friend?" You hear a small, tiny voice squeak from the darkness, in slightly accented English."I believe Sirius informed us of your plight?" Lex responds.Suddenly, a small and very mousy man in a lab coat emerges from the darkness, looking in all directions nervously. "Y-you are the Americans Sirius said would help me, r-right?""That's right." You nod. "We're here to get you out of Russia.""Good, good!" Sokolov hugs you. "You, you do no understand what a relief that is!""Yeah, well, we're not out of the woods yet." Lex grumbles. "We'll get you out of here. Hopefully our disguises will hold up.""No, they would have locked the base down by now. Anybody caught trying to leave would immediately be put under suspicion." Sokolov shakes his head. "But... I might have a method. It's not very subtle, but it should work...""Well, out with it." Lex says."There is a tank." Sokolov says. "An old T-80 that we use as testbed for our equipment. It's not guarded. Plus, I arranged with the technicians to have fueled and armed with live ammunition.">We're still better off sneaking out of here.>I think a tank could work.>Other
>>29273742>>I think a tank could work.
>>29273742>>I think a tank could work.so we actually CAN have tonks'89
>>29273742>I think a tank could work
>>29273742>>I think a tank could work.HA HA TIME FOR MOSCOW DRIFT
>>29273742>I think a tank could work.Fuck you Raikov, we tank now bitch
>>29273797she kills tanks and everything else on the ground
>>29273742>T-80 that we use as testbed for our equipment>testbed for our equipmentMy god, it's the prototype witch-tank from Tonks '89!
>>29273742>>I think a tank could work.Why the fuck not? Perhaps we can put a shell in slut-bitch.
>>29273826By that I meant the prototype of the witch-tank. Not the one that we blew up.
>>29273742>TANKYes. YES. YES!(We are so stupid)YESSSSSSSS
>>29273851I don't think they were T-80 chassis, I think they were modded Obj. 195 Black Eagles
>>29273851>Prototype Russian tankOh god, how much ERA does it have?
>>29273870He could've built the proof of concept on the T-80 laying around, then installed it on those as a test run.
>>29273742>We're still better off sneaking out of here.>Sneak mission>TANKRUSH KEKEKE`
>>29273894Yup, welcome to /tg/ and its red button syndrome.>>29273742>We're still better off sneaking out of here.A lost cause but whatever.
>>29273742>>I think a tank could work.People trying to sneak out: ExpectedA goddamn tank busting out: NOT Expected.
>>29273894>Expecting /tg/ to not take the opportunity for a fucking tank joyrideIt's like you don't know where you are.
>>29273876Where's that willis comic with the t-72 with ERA on top of ERA on top of ERA saying how no one will ever shoot it because it'll blow up the city that it's in.
>>29273742>T-80>Semi combustible ammo without a blowout storage rack.I CAN SEE NO WAY THIS WILL END BADLY.
I'm all for the tank rush, but I'm going to laugh if we get FF'd by our CAS.
>>29273742You see a glint in Lex's eye. You knew that glint. It was the kind that every self-respecting man instinctively understood. "Did you say tank?" Lex asked, as if to confirm."Yes." Sokolov nods. "We've been working on it for the past few years. It's one of the few things security has not kept a very close eye on.""Alpha, this is Bravo. What's the sitrep?""Bravo, rendezvous with us at..." Lex glances at Sokolov."Warehouse 2. On the east side of the base.""...Warehouse 2. East end of the base." Lex says."Roger that. We'll be waiting.""Okay, Doctor, since this is your base, lead the way." Lex says.Getting out of the lab building is relatively easy, as nobody questions seeing the head scientist being escorted out by several personal guards. In the distance, you can see a huge firestorm lighting up the sky, no doubt the remains of the communication and radar centers. It's a simple matter to slink off into the darkness of the intact areas of the base, which have been literally abandoned in the face of the current crisis. This sort of leaves you in this brief, awkward moment of silence as you carefully make your way between the buildings to reach your objective.>Ask Sokolov what he's been working on.>Ask Sokolov what he knows of Sirius.>Ask Sokolov if he knows where Volgin and Raikov are.>Other
>>29273983>Ask Sokolov what he's been working on.Avoid the tank bitch
>>29273742>T-80>oldWut? T-80s are top of the line tanks, easily competitive even by today's standards. Bit of a waste when you could just use a T-72.
>>29273983>Ask Sokolov what he's been working on.Better know what we're about to fight...>implying we're leaving without a boss fight/chasing us
>>29273983>Ask Sokolov if he knows where Volgin and Raikov are.Other shit less time sensitive
>>29273935I know what you're talking about, but I can't find it.
>>29274006modern iterations and upgrades of T-80's are top of the line, the originals were nothing but glorified T-72's, with the timeline of this universe they wouldnt be churning out the newer models yet, just the plain old T-80 & Ural variants, the U's were bitching, but not exactly cutting edge in terms of advanced design
>>29273983>Ask Sokolov what he's been working on.stay away from the other choices, one we don't need to know about, the other, is just a fucking trap
>>29273983>>Ask Sokolov if he knows where Volgin and Raikov are.Lets try to avoid tankunt.
>>29274073Thanks, anon. Have some more Willis.
>>29273983>>Ask Sokolov if he knows where Volgin and Raikov are.As much as I find Tank witch interesting, let's avoid her if we can
>>29274120>let's avoid her if we canIt would be hilarious if at the end of this raid, we escape, unnoticed, all while Raikov is sitting in her office, holding her knees against her chest, wondering why pierce didn't attack the base and longing for the next time they fight
>>29274147you know its true, all the most skilled crazy russian witches are Yandere for MCs
>>29274147why do i feel a story coming up
>>29274167Drawfag on /k/, goes by Willis.
>>29274133>>29274133Your really tempting me to just vote to burn the base down. Just to meet her expectations.That will be fun
>>29274133>implying that she's not Volgin's toy, to be used however he pleases.
>>29274207>Inb4 Volgin's gayer than Elton
>>29274207bitch please, he's the BBEG, we all know he is a lonely introverted virgin who set out on his evil ways to impress a women and got her killed
>>29274207>>29274218>>29274230>Volgin's actually a reverse trap and is Raikov's lesbian lover
>>29274272This is totally not how I remember Metal Gear
>>29273983"So, Dr. Sokolov, what exactly have you been working on here?" You whisper. Even though it probably wouldn't affect anything, you're sure that just talking about something would help keep him calm."Ah, well." Sokolov corrects his glasses. "Mostly, we just develop striker equivalents for all of Russia's next generation vehicles. But, for the past few years, we've been pursuing an alternate line of development.""What exactly is this 'alternate line?'""You see, there are some men who think strikers have already reached the peak of their development. They're a dead end. Obsolete. Some of my colleagues, like Granin, refuse to believe this .But I, on the other hand..." Sokolov sighs, "I suddenly was hit by an idea. It was so simple, yet nobody had ever thought about it. Was derive our strikers from existing vehicles, but what if we modified our existing vehicles to accommodate witches?""Holy crap, you sound like my parents." Red mutters."Huh?" Sokolov blinks. "A girl?""Her name's Red." You say. "She's actually a witch.""Ah, a pleasure to meet you." Sokolov does a small, polite bow."What, no comment why I'm wearing pants?" Red asks."No, why?" Sokolov blinks, a bit confused."Uhh... nothing." Red shakes her head.Finally, you reach Warehouse 2. Bravo is already there, standing guard in front of it like they were totally supposed to be there."This the guy?" Beagle asks."Yep. We just need to get out of here." Lex says. "What's the ETA on the airstrike?""Five minutes." Beagle responds."Get on the horn and warn them not to hit the T-80 with the IR beacon on it. I'd rather we not get killed by friendly fire.""Got it, sir." Beagle nods."Um, Lex." Kilroy raises his hand. "I go something to ask.""Well, out with it then.""I don't think we can fit everybody into the T-80."(cont)
>>29274272and then Tarin captures them, and Janice uses them to educate Red on sex
>>29274292"Obviously." Lex rolls his eyes. We'll have to stay split up in two teams. One team takes the tank and the other team slips out while the tank draws everybody's attention.""Okay, so what do we do about the HVT?" Mitch asks."You will need me as part of the crew." Sokolov says. "I know how the vehicle's 'extra' systems work.""Honestly, it's probably safer in there than anywhere else." Beagle shrugs."Okay, Alpha will take the tank with Sokolov, Bravo will slip out once the airstrikes start hitting." Lex declares."We should hurry." Sokolov hits the switch to open the Warehouse door.Inside, you can see a T-80 tank in all its glory. However, it looks much bulkier and blockier than what you usually see."This particular T-80 has additional ERA as well as ATGM countermeasure systems." Sokolov explains. "It also has a built in focus and magic interface.""Whoa, wait, what?" Red blinks."Yes, that's what we were testing with this tank. The possibility of integrating magical components with conventional equipment. With the interface, this T-80 can utilize magical foci to produce a shield or enhance its performance.""Wow." Lex whistles."Hurry, we must get in." Sokolov says.Inside, it's a bit cramped. Lex slips into the drivers' seat while Sokolov takes a seat next t him. You take the gunner/commander seat while Red squeezes into the back."Red, if you are a witch, I suggest you use the interface." Sokolov says. "Even if you're not tuned to it, if we can use even a fraction of this tank's potential it would help us greatly."Red seems to look at you for guidance.>Do it, Red.>No way, it's too dangerous.>Other
>>29274314>Do it Red
>>29274314>>Do it, Red.we got 3 scary ass stealth witches above for help if we need it
>>29274314>>Do it, Red."Time to put on the heavily armed and armored big girl pants."
>>29274272Let's just pretend you didn't post that.>>29274314>Other: What about the ill effects of getting into a new striker... even if this isn't a striker the bases would be the same, right?Honestly, I don't think we should... Just feeling something going to go wrong here if jumps into this blindly.
Damnit Mouse, where the fuck did you go, now we're getting our tank witches action without him
>>29274314>You take the gunner/commander seatDid the T-80 really not have a dedicated commander position?
>>29274314>>Do it, Red.But if something feels wrong pull out
>>29274314ASK RED FIRST."Red, I know it's dangerous, but we do need an edge. It's up to you, we won't force you if you're not sure."
>>29274380>Red seems to look at you for guidance.Asking is going to do jack all.
>>29274375>But if something feels wrong pull outthas lood>>29274389Asking nicely doesn't hurt a thing
>>29274314"Wearing pants paid off, Red. This is totally cooler than strikers."
>>29274370it did, it had a 3 man crew, a driver, a gunner and a commander, the loader was a fully automated loading system controlled by the commander
>>29274367Not to derail, but he's supposed to be coming home to visit.. .next month, I think. Sorry for the offtopic guys!
>>29274420Tell him that we'll never believe in him again.
>>29274404>thas loodRed is not for lewds!
>>29274314"Red, are you up for this?" You ask."Y-yeah." Red nods. "I'll do my best.""Trust me, this system is very safe." Sokolov tries to assure you. "It has been tested and calibrated countless times.""Oh god, I have to take my pants off for this, don't I?" Red gulps."Well, they were designed to work in similar fashion to strikers, so yes." Sokolov nods.You all sort of stare blankly at Red."What, are you looking at, you pervs!" Red cries, her face blushing.Immediately, you, Sokolov, and Lex whip around and suddenly find something else to occupy your attention. You look down at Lex checking the controls."You can drive one of these things?" "Yeah, well, in this line of work you can learn a lot of diverse skills." He grins. "O-okay." Red signs as she slips her bare legs into the interface. "How is this?"Suddenly, you can hear and feel a deep humming, as if something besides the engine in the tank had just activated. It sounded and felt like standing next to a working striker."Ah yes, the foci are powered." Sokolov looks at a small screen on his console. "Shields only at 30%, though that's not bad considering this is your first time using this system.""Oh man, I feel nauseous." Red groans. "And everything suddenly tastes like walnuts.""You're doing great, Red." You assure her."SOKOLOV!" A loud voice booms through the warehouse. All of you look up to see a massively large man standing at the door, wearing a GRU Colonel uniform."It's V-Volgin!" Sokolov shrieks. "He's found us out!""You've been very naughty, Sokolov." Volgin tuts. "Now step out of that tank before I do something we both will regret!">Get us the fuck out of here!>Shoot the bastard!>Other
>>29274481Red is fine for lewds
>>29274420glad to hear the ANA havent managed to get him blown up yetyou must hound him to run TW '89 when he gets back, it is your brotherly duty
>>29274485>Get us the fuck out of here!Running time.
>>29274485>GET US OUT OF HERE
>>29274485>>Get us the fuck out of here!Raikov will be shielding himalso, we don't want to be here when that airstrike hits
>>29274485>Get us the fuck out of here!GTFO TIME
>>29274485>Drive him overCHOO CHOO, MOTHERFUCKER
>>29274485>Get us the fuck out of here!NOPE
>>29274485BOSS BATTLE>Shoot and scoothttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L39D1Mc-mlA
I think it's time for a timed cage match.
>>29274487Is she now.
>>29274538Yes.I regret nothing.
>>29274485>>Get us the fuck out of here!
>>29274485>>Shoot the bastard!Then Run him over.
>>29274485>Shoot the bastard!"I HAVE A TANK, YOUR RANK IS INVALID."
>>29274485>Get us the fuck out of here!
>>29274485"Lex get us the fuck outta here!" You scream."Bravo, get on! WE ARE LEAVING!" Lex yells.You pop out of the hatch to get a better look. Behind you, Bravo team scrambles onto the back of the tank. Lex then hits the throttle and the T-80 surges forward toward Volgin. To his credit, Volgin doesn't budge until the last second, deftly rolling out of the way as the tank barrels past. "You missed him!" Beagle shouts."You drive, then!" Lex retorts."Captain, please don't tell me you're in the T-80 driving like a drunk five year old is behind the wheel." Ghost says over the radio."You're damn right it is." You say. "It's safe to say our cover is blown. You girls are weapons free!""Affirmative." Tarin says."We'll give you the cover you need!" Janice says sweetly. Suddenly, magically enhanced gunfire rips through compound, tearing AA emplacements, bunkers, and guard towers to pieces. The guards, now further confused, don't even bother to look at the T-80 barreling out of the base as they start shooting wildly in all directions in an attempt to find the threat.Suddenly, the base is rocked by an explosion, and then another, and soon there's a series of explosions rocking the base."Janice, what sort of firepower are you packing?!" You yell."It's not us." Janice says. "It looks like that support West promised us is here."You squint at the sky, but you can't really see anything. You think you can make out vaguely triangular shapes circling about in the sky, but you're not too sure. Maybe it's those super top secret stealth fighters the Air Force was operating? It would make sense, considering how far behind the lines you were."Raker, confirm T-80 is a friendly?" You hear an unfamiliar voice over the radio."That's right, the T-80 has been commandeered by friendlies. Please try not to bombard it." Janice responds."Roger."(cont)
>>29274748"Captain! Hey, Captain! Do you hear me?""Bullseye?" You blink. "Is that you?""Damn right it is! We've been flying low and fast every since we got word their radar was down. We'll be at the LZ in about thirty minutes to extract you!""I see you then, Bulleye!" You grin. Maybe, just maybe you were going to get out of this.That is, until the copse of trees in front of you just literally DISAPPEARS.Like, literally, the trees were there one moment and gone the next."What the fuck was that?!" Lex yells."I think there's something behind us!" Beagle screams. "It's big.. .and fast!""Bravo, dismount and get into the trees. It's too dangerous for you guys to hang onto the tank like this!" You yell."We'll meet you at the LZ, then!" Beagle says. "Good luck!"With that, Bravo leaps off the tank and disappears into the trees, leaving you to fight your unseen enemy alone."Pierce, do you have a visual?" Lex asks."Oh dear, I hope it's not what I think it is." Sokolov mutters."What are you talking about?""It's... it's not supposed to be operational. We never finished properly calibrating the interface for the new chassis. It would be too dangerous to use right now..""DOCTOR!" You yell to get his attention."I think... I think Volgin might have deployed the Shagohod..." Sokolov squeaks."What's the Shagohod?" You ask.Suddenly, the trees behind you part to reveal and terrifying looking tank that you had never seen before."That." Sokolov says weakly.>And that's it for tonight! Tun in next Friday to see how this mission concludes! And for those that are interested, Cyberpunk Idols is this Saturday night!
>>29274760haha, now we just need to get on solid ground and run circles around it because fuck me that drive train is impossible to steergood run as always Merc, looking forward to the next thread and CIMQ
>>29274760Thanks for the quest merc.Too bad we didn't see russain tank witch or is that a good thing?
>>29274760fuck yeah, tank battle boss fight time!I'm guessing that since we got bitchtits FEELZ in the strikers thread earlier this week, there won't be any this thread
>>29274821Um...>"It's... it's not supposed to be operational. We never finished properly calibrating the interface for the new chassis. It would be too dangerous to use right now.."
>>29274821I'm betting that our Russian friend is in the Shagohod, pretty much killing herselfon the incomplete interface.
>>29274840I'm just waiting for us to ram the thing, jump aboard and rescue her before it kills her, and then promptly jumping off while it explodes while we princess carry Raikov
>>29274851And then she stabs us to death because she is a crazy bitch.
>>29274851I can see that>>29274868Pretty sure red will hit her with a pipe before taking her with us
>>29274868let me refer you to >>29268978we're surrounded by heal witches, the hatesex shall be glorious and never ending
>>29274902Some day /tg/'s idiocy is going to get an MC killed. And we're good on track.
>>29274920/tg/'s endless need to waifu everything will one day prove to be its downfall.
>>29274920>>29274920>>29274965Pretty sure he's just joking guys
>>29275025I'm totally not, Raikovfag for life.Seriously, Pierce will never get the chance to waifu her, because Janice will kidnap him one day and rape him sensless for a week straight, nonstop