Bit of a late start, but no matter!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.So far, your mission to extract Sokolov from Russia is going pretty well, considering you managed to infiltrate the research base he was stationed in, and got him out with no casualties. You even got yourself a ride in the form of a heavily modified (and stolen) T-80 tank. So far so good.Except for that GIANT ASS RUSSIAN TANK that was chasing you down."Sokolov, WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?" You yell."T-the Shagohod is Volgin's personal tank!" Sokolov squeaks. "Based off our latest prototype designs, and built specifically to accommodate a magical interface! B-but we never cleared it for official use. Its systems had never been properly tested yet!""Yeah, well, it doesn't look like he cares." You instinctively duck as another cannon shot sails over your tank, creating a geyser of seared dirt to fly up several dozen meters in front of you. His shots were starting to zero in."Janice!" You yell in your radio. "We need some air support and we need it now!" (cont)
>>29424834"Twenty seconds!" Janice says. You can hear her breathing hard as she's presumably pumping as much magic power into strikers as safely possible. "Just hold out for a little longer!""Lex! We need to get some damn distance!" You yell down into the crew compartment."Where to?!" Lex asks. "I see a forest, an open field, and a town!""Sokolov! That thing have any particular weaknesses?" You ask."W-well," Sokolov frowns, "it's heavier than the T-80 and we haven't finalized all the engine details, so it's slower than our tank. We could theoretically beat it in terms of pure speed.""What about that town?" You ask."Unoccupied. We use it for field testing." Sokolov continues. "But I do know the layout, but Volgin might, too.""We can probably lose them in the forest." Lex adds. "But then I doubt our witches would be able to help us in there.">Go through the field. We'll outrun him.>Go into the town, we'll outmaneuver him.>Go into the forest, we'll shake him off our tail.>Other
>>29424841>>Go into the town, we'll outmaneuver him.
>>29424841>>Go through the field. We'll outrun him.We just need to not get hit for 20 seconds. Then Janice can distract it while we hightail it.
>>29424841>Go into the town, we'll outmaneuver him.WITH FIRE AND SWORD
>>29424841>Go into the town, we'll outmaneuver him.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpm6WbWQnvs
>>29424841>Go into the town, we'll outmaneuver him.
>>29424910Wrong one, Anon-kunhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HFEtJGk6qQ
>>29424841"Head for the town, Lex!" You yell. "We'll lose him in the streets!""Got it!" Lex grunts as he works the controls."Uh, Sokolov, how the hell do I work this thing?" You yell, motioning to the fire controls.Sokolov then gives you a very quick crash course on how to aim and fire the T-80's cannon. Fortunately, Russian tanks were equipped with autoloaders, so you didn't have to worry about that aspect. Following Sokolov's instructions, you swivel the turret around. In your scope, you can see the Shaghod's thermals bright as day and pull the firing trigger.The entire tank shudders as it fires off its cannon. For a split second, you see the shell head straight for the Shaghod. The larger tank's forward momentum carries it straight into the oncoming shell, but any feeling of victory is quickly dispelled when you see the shell bounce off what is undoubtedly a magic shield."That thing has shields?!""Of course!" Sokolov nods. "As I said before, the Shagohod also has a magic interface! No doubt Raikov is plugged into it..."At this point, the tank finally reaches the fringes of the town. Lex swings the T-80 around behind a wooden barn. The Shagohod fires again, but the barn obscures your vehicle enough that it can't get a clear shot, and the shell lands about one or two meters behind your tank, sending vibrations through the hull."Lex! You guys okay?" You hear Beagle's voice."Beagle? Shit, where are you?!" Lex asks as he hurriedly works the controls to make sure there's always a building between you and the Shagohod."We're about a hundred meters from the town. We can see the damn fireworks you guys are setting off!" Beagle responds. "Look, we got some C4 and satchel charges. We can rig up some booby traps and you can lead him right into them!">Yes, do it. We need all the help we can get.>No, it's way too dangerous. Hold position.>Other
>>29425249>>Yes, do it. We need all the help we can get.
>>29425249>Yes, do it. We need all the help we can get.
>>29425249>>29425249>Yes, do it. We need all the help we can get.a prototype auto loader? i bet it'll jam up real quick.
>>29425338What do mean prototype? That thing is a normal autoloader.
>>29425249>Yes, do it. We need all the help we can get.>Other: is it possible to coordinate the C4 trap with Janice and Tarin's support?
>>29425249>>No, it's way too dangerous. Hold position.Those traps might backfire, that and our job is to get Sokolov out, not take out the tank.I get teh feeling if we say yes we'll be risking their lives.
>>29425338dude, the russian autoloaders have been fine every since the T-72 fixed the problems the T-64 had, stop propagating fucktarded myths, next you'll be saying the autoloader can take off the loaders arm, when there is no loader, and the entire system is sealed closed so you can't touch it
>>29425249>No, it's way too dangerous. Hold position.
>>29425419I'm told that autoloaders would cause the turrets to fly off the T-72 because of autoloader bunnies
>>29425249"Yes, do it, we need all the help we can get." You say. You then look down to Red's station. "Red, how are you feeling?""Like I've just ran three fucking miles." Red says, her forehead glistening with sweat. "I dunno, I just can't quite seem to get the hang of this thing.""It requires practice, just like new strikers." Sokolov says apologetically. "I'm sorry we're forcing you to do this.""N-no, its' fine. Anything I can do to help." Red pants."Okay, we're setting up a satchel charge in the northeast square. Just lead him over it and we'll take care of the rest."Captain, we're at your position." Janice's voice buzzes in the radio. "Do you want us to engage?">Yes, hopefully we can chase him off.>Negative, you might draw him away from the trap.>Other
>>29425249>"Go for it but Be advised, enemy tank has sparkly enhancement, and the witch in question can intercept comms."
>>29425663>Negative, you might draw him away from the trap.
>>29425663>>Negative, you might draw him away from the trap.I think this is better (gut feeling)
>>29425663>Yes, hopefully we can chase him off.Satchel charge wont do shit with shields son
>>29425663>>Negative, you might draw him away from the trap.wait until we spring the trap to engagealso tell the Delta's to get away from the charge, Raikov will probably be able to sense them
>>29425338>>29425419(rereads it) my bad, i thought the loader itself was a prototype too. never mind.>>29425663>Negative, you might draw him away from the trap.
>>29425732Well I guess it also depends on what kind of trap it is. If they plan to detonate a bridge, then I'm pretty sure shields can only do so much for a falling tank.
>>29425663>Other: Hold your fire until you see secondaries on the hostile!I think we need to try and combine the two attacks, like a fuckin double tech from Chrono Trigger.
>>29425663"Negative, Janice. Hold off for now. We're going to try and lead that thing into a trap." You say."Well, you better hurry it up/" Janice warns. 'We have incoming Russian reinforcements from the base. A couple BMPs and trucks the bombers missed, and they looked extremely angry.""Thanks for the bad news, Janice." You sigh. "Lex, let's lead them into the net. Beagle, get your team out of there."Driving through the town is rather harrowing, especially when you have to do it at speed to keep ahead of the Shagohod. Countless were the times Lex accidentally sideswiped a building or knocked a corner out. However, you finally see the designated spot. At the same time, you turn around to see the Shagohod directly behind you."Shit! Go, Lex, go!" You yell.The T-80's engine roars as it drives through the square. The Shagohod fires off a cannon shell, scoring a direct hit on the rear of your tank, though thankfully Red's shield manages to block it."Shields at 30%!" Sokolov says. Now HE'S sweating, too. "We'd probably only be able to take one or two more shots!""Won't matter, they're going to spring the trap." You grin.The Shagohod rumbles forward to chase you before it screeches to a stop. It sits there for a few seconds before the cannon depresses and fires, destroying the hidden satchel charge."Oh come on, that's just not fucking fair!" You hear Beagle groan."Janice! The trap didn't work!" You yell. "Engage it!""Roger!"Suddenly, tracers from up high rain down on the Shagohod. The tank's shields spark and flare in the darkness as they try to repel the aerial onslaught, but the vehicle stay still, as if trying to figure out what to do.>Now's your chance, get the hell out of here!>Now's your chance, engage it!>Other
>>29426035>Now's your chance, get the hell out of here!RUN FOR IT!!!!!!
>>29426035>Now's your chance, get the hell out of here!
>>29426035>>Now's your chance, get the hell out of here!
>>29426035>>OtherTake a shot and GTFO.
>>29426035>Get the hell out of here!NOPE. We can't fight this shit head on. BUT.>Other: Get one more shot in as we run, jesus its going to eat us
>>29426035>[x]Shoot n' scoot, Scoot like the buttocks of a freaked out god
>>29426035>>Now's your chance, get the hell out of here!We're going to need something else to deal with it, that and our job is extraction, not fighting it.
>>29426035>>Now's your chance, get the hell out of here!FLEEEEEEEEEEEE
>>29426035>Now's your chance, get the hell out of here!T-90 > T-80KRUN FOR OUR LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVES
>>29426035"Now's our chance, Lex, let's get the hell out of here!" You yell."Don't have to tell me twice." Lex grumbles as he guns the engine.Meanwhile, you swivel the turret around and take aim at the Shagohod, which is still distracted by your witches. You see the top hatch burst open, and a man stands up, mans the pintle mounted heavy machine gun, and starts firing it wildly into the air in an effort to retaliate. The Shagohod also begins to lurch forward again to pursue you."Watch out, everybody!" Janice warns. "Even stealth is no good against bullets!""Captain, you know, this is our chance." Sokolov speaks up. "If we have your witch divert power from the shields to the cannon, we might be able to cripple the Shagohod enough to escape!""Red, are you up for this?" You ask."I'm up for whatever you say." Red nods.>Divert power to cannon.>Keep the shields up.>Other
>>29426377>Divert power to cannon.
>>29426377>>Divert power to cannon.
>>29426377>Divert power to cannon.>Other: "YOU'RE FIRED." Said in Arnold Schwarzenegger's voice.
>>29426377>>Divert power to cannon.MORE DAKKA
>>29426377>>Divert power to cannon.Lets fuck 'em up!
>>29426377bring full power to weapons!
why am I getting a stark trek vibe from this fight?
>>29426377pic related, it's what we see from our tank.
>>29426590"I WILL NOT BE DEFEATED!"
>>29426377"Put everything you got into the cannon, Red." You say. "Let's try to end this in one shot.""Got, Cap." Red nods and closes her eyes.You glance quickly at Sokolov's screen. You see the bar under the cannon icon begin to extend as the bar under the shield icon slowly shrinks into nothing."Cannon is at full power!" Sokolov announces."Firing!" You yell as you hit the trigger.There's a bright, crimson flash as the magically empowered cannon fires. The shell moves so fast that it looks like the cannon is firing a single, continuous beam of energy rather than a shell, which slams head on into the Shagohod's shield. It holds for the briefest of seconds before finally failing, and the front turret of the Shagohod is engulfed in flame."FUCK YEAH!" You grin. "Direct hit!"However, you don't get a good look, as Lex's maneuvering takes the Shagohod out of your line of sight."Janice, can you confirm the Shagohod's status?" You ask. "Is it knocked out?""That's a negative, Captain." Janice says. "But the shield is down and we're whittling away at its armor. It also looks like you took out most of its optics, but the commander's aim is starting to get more accurate-"You then hear loud PINGING sounds and you swear you can hear Janice curse under her breath before her voice returns."Sorry about that, he scored a couple hits on my shield." Janice sighs. "I think he's getting fire control directions from Raikov.">Keep up the fire on him, but be careful.>Back off, we can't afford to have any of you shot down.>Other
>>29426857>Back off, we can't afford to have any of you shot down.don't be a fool!
>>29426857>>Back off, we can't afford to have any of you shot down.
>>29426857>Back off, we can't afford to have any of you shot down.We have our objective and the only thing in the area that's capable of pursuing is heavily damaged, don't risk cocking it up.
>>29426857>Back off, Hit the BTRs
>>29426857>Back off, we can't afford to have any of you shot down.
>>29426857>>Back off, we can't afford to have any of you shot down.time to retreat to extract
>>29426857>Back off, shut off the radios and drop a paveway. Where's your radio triangulation god now?
>>29426857>>Back off, we can't afford to have any of you shot down.If hte optics are down, then leaving would confuse them for a time.
>>29426857"Back off, Janice. We can't afford to have any of you shot down." You warn. "We've got a bit of a lead on them, so we should be fine.""Got it." Janice says. "We'll go interdict the reinforcements. Tarin will stay on station for surveillance.""Thanks" You nod. "Lex, how close are we to extraction?""We're almost at the extraction point, but ETA isn't for another ten minutes." Lex says."Damn, we don't have that long." You grimace. "Red, how are you doing?"You expected a quick answer from your subordinate but you hear none. You hear skips a beat and you try to hide your panic as you whip around in your seat. "Red!"You see Red slumped down. You fear the worst and worm your way out of your seat to check her vitals. Weak, but stable. She was just unconscious."She must have pushed herself too hard." Sokolov says sadly. "I'm very sorry-""No, it was my call." You grit your teeth. With Red down, your only advantage in this tank was gone. "Sokolov, please tell me you've got anything else fancy in this tank we can use.""I'm sorry, we don't." Sokolov shakes his head. "Other than a few anti-ATGM countermeasures and the ERA blocks, the only technology of value is the magic interface.""Captain, I've got an idea." Lex says. "I'll pop smoke, which should give you, Red, and Sokolov enough cover to bail from the tank and link up with Beagle's team. I'll lead the Shagohod away.""That's a suicide mission and you know it." You frown. "There's no way to guarantee we can extract you if you do that.""Mission is to get the HVT out of here, and that's what we'll do." Lex says grimly.>Okay. Good luck, man.>Oh no, someone's gotta stay to make sure you don't get yourself killed. Sokolov, get Red out of here.>Other
>>29427292>Okay. Good luck, man.I hate say it...but he is right
>>29427292>Okay. Good luck, man.
>>29427292>>Oh no, someone's gotta stay to make sure you don't get yourself killed. Sokolov, get Red out of here.
>>29427292>>Okay. Good luck, man.
>>29427292>>Okay. Good luck, man.Tch, I don't see the other choice ending well for either and I feel Lex would handle things better alone
>>29427292>>Other"Sokolov, which direction has the least obstructions.This tank is faster than that monster so we set it to run full out and we bail out."
>>29427292>OtherOr how about we pop smoke, rig the tank to blow as a boobytrap, we all bail and make our way to the extract site
>>29427384I think there's also the issues of bombers/etc coming in response to the attack.
>>29427404Radar and radio of the russkies are out.They're not coming so soon.Also i don't think the BMTPs will charge too close to the tank and Jan and Tarin and easily knock those out.
>>29427292>Other: Tarin specializes in fast extractions, right? Have her be ready to pick Lex up when he calls for it. We'll lose surveillance for a short time, but I think we might be able to get him out alive.
>>29426857Back Off, maybe harrass the troop trucks
>>29427292>OtherI'll second >>29427438
>>29427292"Okay, good luck, man." You say. "I'll try to get Tarin or one of the witches to get you out. Just don't go and do anything stupid.""Too late for that." Lex laughs mirthfully as he hits a button.The T-80's build in smoke launchers begin to belch out dark smoke, obscuring the darkened surroundings even further. You haul Red out of the interface and carry her to the hatch, where Sokolov rather awkwardly pulls her out. You take one last look at Lex, who gives you a solemn nod before you clamber out of the tank and close the hatch behind you. You then sling Red over your shoulder and motion for Sokolov to follow you. Up ahead, in the treeline, you see a flashlight strobe on and off as Beagle's team signals you where to go."Tarin, be advised, Lex is going off on his own to draw the Shagohod away from us. You might need to go in for a hot extraction.""Understood, sir." Tarin says curtly. "What about Janice and Ghost?""What's their status?""They're engaging the reinforcements. They already knocked out one BMP, but the infantry aren't scattering and they're putting a tough fight.">Recall the witches. Lex is going to need all the help he can get.>Have them continue to harass the Russians. You can't afford to have them catch up.>Other
>>29427624>Recall the witches. Lex is going to need all the help he can get.
>>29427624>Have them continue to harass the Russians. You can't afford to have them catch up.If the infantry get to him he is done. also gotta secure HVT
>>29427624>>Recall the witches. Lex is going to need all the help he can get.
>>29427624>Have them continue to harass the Russians. You can't afford to have them catch up.
>>29427624>>Have them continue to harass the Russians. You can't afford to have them catch up.
>>29427624Continue the harrassing withdrawal, Tarin on alert for hot extract.
>>29427624Other:Tell Ghost and Janice to get one last run on those infantry and then have them come to us. We're up against hardened bastards who no scare of sparkles.
>>29427624>Have them continue to harass the Russians. You can't afford to have them catch up.Gotta complete the mission. Sokolov is worth more than Lex
>>29427624"Janice, Ghost, continue harassing those Russians. We can't risk them catching up with us." You say. "Got it." Tarin says. "Wait, it looks like the Shagohod is stopping.""What?!" You blink. Could they be on to you?"I count one contact dismounting. The Shagohod's taking off to pursue Lex, but the dismount's headed into the forest. I think it might be Raikov." Tarin reports. "Orders?"You grimace. Janice and Ghost were probably too far to be of much help. Tarin was the only witch and air asset in the immediate vicinity.>Tarin, you need to engage Raikov.>We'll try and evade Raikov. You stay on Lex.>Other
>>29427942>We'll try and evade Raikov. You stay on Lex.Remember Snake this is a sneaking mission.
>>29427942>>We'll try and evade Raikov. You stay on Lex.this time, we punch her in the face and don't try and shoot herwell capture this wench yet, just like a true Viking, we'll earn our woman in battle
>>29427942>"Kill her."Radio silence gents
>>29427942>Otherseconding >>29427787 again, while we evade Raikov
>>29427942>We'll try and evade Raikov. You stay on Lex.
>>29427998This. Fuck that cunt. Distract her while Tarin goes for a kill
>>29427942>>Tarin, you need to engage Raikov.SECURE THE HVT. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS
>>29427942>We'll try and evade Raikov. You stay on Lex.we can sneak past her!
>>29427942>Tarin, you need to engage Raikov.sneaking past the super sense witch will not happen
>>29427942>>We'll try and evade Raikov. You stay on Lex.
>>29427942>Other:I'll try again, lets get the band back together. We can't sneak around Raikov, we know she 'smells' magic, and Red's magic, if a bit depleted.Have Ghost and Janice disengage and head towards us, while we run for it as quickly and quietly as possible. Tarin can extract Lex if he calls for it, and we'll have Jan and Ghost close by to distract or otherwise deal with Raikov.Also, jesus where's the rest of the squad
>>29427942>Tarin, you need to engage Raikov.she will find us and wreck our shit
>>29428149I like this plan!
>>29427942>>Tarin, you need to engage Raikov.
>>29428149She has general super sense can hear all radio and smell magic. We cannot hide from her.
>>29427942>"Tarin, Kill her."
>>29427942"Stay on Lex. We'll try to evade Raikov." You say. You then turn to Beagle and silently motion to them that a hostile witch was incoming."Shit, what do we do?" Beagle whispers, his grip tightening on his weapon. "We're not exactly equipped to take on sparklies.""She doesn't have her strikers, which is a point in our favor." You whisper back. "Look, she's here because she has heightened sense, but other than that she's not too special.">We're in a forest and Shagohod is causing a ruckus. Just stay quiet and Raikov might have trouble finding us.>Stay on the move and lead Raikov on a merry chase through the woods. You just have to stay ahead of her.>Other
>>29428278>>Stay on the move and lead Raikov on a merry chase through the woods. You just have to stay ahead of her.Be readdy to light her ass up if she closes. Fucking sparkly cunt
>>29428278>Tarin, break off Lex and Kill this bitch
>>29428278>>Stay on the move and lead Raikov on a merry chase through the woods. You just have to stay ahead of her.You idiots, hopefully this won't end with Pierce or others dying.
>>29428278>>Stay on the move and lead Raikov on a merry chase through the woods. You just have to stay ahead of her.
>>29428278looks like the swing in consensus was too slow...>Stay on the move and lead Raikov on a merry chase through the woods. You just have to stay ahead of her.try and lay some traps, if only to slow her to deal with them
>>29428278>Stay on the move and lead Raikov on a merry chase through the woods. You just have to stay ahead of her.>OTHER:Fuckssake we already know the infantry are not impressed by Jan and Ghost, get their asses over to us to help us get the HVT and the rest of the team out alive.
>>29428278seconding >>29428318while we run, shes out of her strikers, and Tain has hers, should be fucking easy to take her outwe can have Red and Janice swing by and pick up Lex if he's not dead yet
>>29428333>You idiots, hopefully this won't end with Pierce or others dying.I really hope it does if only to prove a point of being morons gets you or others killed.
>>29428333It will if we dont order Tarin in."Tarin Break off and engage Raikov"also WE CANT OUTRUN A WITCH OF HER CALIBER AND SUPER SENSES
>>29428278I'll Second >>29428318 & >>29428361 & >>29428360
>>29428376I think we can possibly out run her, but radioing might attract her attention at this point.
>>29428278>"Tarin Break off and engage Raikov"Securing the HVT matters and Raikov can easily kill us and the doctor we need a witch
>>29428376Here's the thing though, if she is able to intercept radio transmissions, whomever we do throw at her is going to have a fight on their hands.FFffffuuuuuuuck
>>29428415>I think we can possibly out run herNo, no we can't. She will catch up and she will beat the ever living fuck out of us/whoever with us.
>>29428428Doesnt matter she will kill us all if we dont and Tarin knows from witchkillingSeconding >>29428318>"Tarin, break off Lex and Kill this bitch"
>>29428428yeah, but she does not have her strikers, and is on foot, we can gang bang her and take her out read: overwhelm her and carry her over our shoulder back to base like a proper viking conquering his woman
>>29428493No you are dumb please kill yourself until you die
>>29428493>>29428506both of you shut the fuck up!
>>29428446She's on foot, not in her strikers, and last time I checked there wasn't anything implying she had super speed, particularly through the woods.
>>29428538good point we can out run her
>>29428538general magic physical enhancement
>>29428538We're also carrying Red and have Doc who probably hasn't ran for a long ass time. We are slowed downed. She isn't.
>>29428278"Okay, we're going to stay on the move. She might have super sense, but it'll mean jack squat if we can stay ahead of her." You whisper. "Double time it!"You also get on the radio and recall Janice and Ghost. They immediately agree to break off and rendezvous with you.With that, your little group starts moving. Every once and a while, you turn around to check if Raikov is gaining on you. You see a faint, humanoid thermal signature, and every time you look it seems to get a little larger.Unfortunately, now you're realizing why Raikov seems to be catching up. Sokolov isn't in the same physical condition as you and the Delta, and he's obviously starting to tire out. It also doesn't help that the still unconscious Red is basically dead weight at this point, slowing you down even further."What's the ETA on extract?" You ask."Four minutes.""My best guess, she'll catch up with us in two." You frown. "We need to change up the game here.""The witches can't support us as long as we're in the forest." Kilroy warns. "They'd have to pop their strikers if they want to get in close.""Well, we can just head back into the field so they can get a clear line of sight." Beagle points out."And then we're just sitting ducks for the Shagohod." Mitch points out."Well, there is another way..." You sigh and dig into your medical kit and take out a small syringe. It was epinephrine, or basically pure adrenaline. Normally kept in case of cardiac arrest, it could also be used to rouse a person from unconsciousness quickly, as well as give a temporary magic boost. But... it was a last resort sort of thing due to the possible health risks.>Call in for close support in the forest.>Get out of the trees so the witches can get a clear line of sight.>Wake up Red.>Other
>>29428619>Get out of the trees so the witches can get a clear line of sight.Do we have any smoke on us? Or guys with us?
>>29428619and once again the winning vote didn't win>>Get out of the trees so the witches can get a clear line of sight.The shogohod is distracted, crippled and has no optics, plus is manned by only 1 man
>>29428619>>Get out of the trees so the witches can get a clear line of sight.
>>29428619>Get Tarin to pop strikers and support you>Get out of the trees so the witches can get a clear line of sight.What will it take to order Tarin to kill this cunt
>>29428670>and once again the winning vote didn't winYou chance to call in Tarin has come and gone. You're already in the forest so if you want her help you'll either have to have her pop her strikers or you meet up in the field.
>>29428619>Get out of the trees so the witches can get a clear line of sight.At this point, we're going to take hits. Make sure Sokolov is protected, get our asses out of the trees, and hope Raikov has tunnel vision at this point.
>>29428619>Get out of the trees so the witches can get a clear line of sight.
>>29428722they are still going to bitch about it
>>29428619"Well risk it and go out into the open." You say. "I would rather not face Raikov without a lot of witch support.""Roger that." Beagle nods.Your little group double times it until you reach what looks to be an abandoned farmhouse sitting in the middle of a field. Nice and defensible, with a lot of clear lines of sight."We'll hole up there." You point. "Janice, Ghost, you got a visual on us?""I see you." Janice confirms. "My thermals show one contact about a hundred meters behind you. You better start moving.""Let's go!" You hiss, sprinting across the open field. Beagle's team enters the farmhouse first, kicking the door down and clearing the building while you keep an eye on the treeline."Building's clear." Beagle announces.You and Sokolov quickly rush in. You make sure the scientist and Red are squared away safely in the cellar and out of the line of fire."Contact has stopped at the treeline." Janice announces."Shagohod is breaking off pursuit of Lex and is inbound to your position." Tarin reports as well. >Everybody focus on Raikov. She's the biggest threat.>Everybody focus on the Shagohod. That's the biggest threat.>Organized a two pronged counterattack.>Other
>>29428985>Organized a two pronged counterattack.DO NOT LET HER GET BACK IN THAT BEAST!
>>29428985>>Everybody focus on Raikov. She's the biggest threat.Considering the damage Shagohod's taken and the fact it's lacking a witch, means that it's not so daunting. Raikov however, likely is.
>>29428985>>Organized a two pronged counterattack.we need to distract and delay them first, also, >>29429009 has a good point, while Raikov is out of the shagohod, its vulnerable and not anywhere near as dangerous as it is with her in it
>>29428985>>Organized a two pronged counterattack.Witches Raikov Infantry kill dat tank.
>>29428985>Everybody focus on Raikov. She's the biggest threat.Without a witch in the magical interface, the Shahogod is basically a giant target.
>>29428985>>Organized a two pronged counterattack.Keep Raikov locked down while the witches work the Shagohod. Do NOT let them rejoin.
>>29429009Wouldn't it be better to take her out then before she has a chance to get in?
>>29429052if we kill her then all the better. But it will be a better idea to keep her pinned
>>29428985>Everybody focus on Raikov. She's the biggest threat.The tank is going to suck but her and the tank together... No thanks. Can we just finish this bitch off once and for all.
>>29428985>Everybody focus on Raikov. She's the biggest threat.KILL HER NOW, aaaaand then have Lex ram the shit outta the Shagohod
>>29428985>OtherGet Lex back here, we could use the T-80 as a distraction in the fight if nothing else
>>29429073how about we don't ram the tank. lets use it's main gun.
>>29428985going with >>29429009
and then Raikov does thishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdaGIFFT3e8
>>29429215the fuck was that thing?
>>29428985>>Organized a two pronged counterattack.Janice and Ghost are closest now, yes? Or is Tarin available?Either way, we need to have Jan and Ghost/Tarin put Raikov down, with help from us. After that, we have the other witch help deal with Shaggy, then we gtfo.
http://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Pierce!RaikovHatesex is best sex.We shall immobilise the Shagohod, then defeat Raikov in glorious single combat, and then we shall taker her as our woman atop the Shagohod's smoking remains.
>>29428985"Alright, Janice, you put some tracer fire onto Raikov's position. Me and Beagle's team will use it to put some suppressing fire on her. Ghost and Tarin, you engage the Shagohod. Whatever you do, DO NOT let the Shagohod and Raikov link back up. Is that clear?" "Yes sir!" Everybody affirms.In the distance, you see a stream of tracers as Janice unloads her M16 into the treeline. You, Beagle, Kilroy, and Mitch start firing your own weapons into that general direction as well. In the distance, you can hear more gunfire and Tarin and Ghost engage the Shagohod."Raikov's falling back deeper into the trees." Janice says. "I'm losing her thermal signature in the clutter, but I think she's out of the fight for now.""Watch out, the Shagohod is incoming!" Ghost screams. "I think he's going to try and ram the house!"You take a look out the window and can see the fearsome tank barreling towards your position at high speed. Tarin and Ghost's fire is continually chipping away at its ERA blocks and armor, but the tank still comes.You tear open the door to the cellar and pull Sokolov out."Beagle! Get Sokolov the hell out of here! Go now!" You yell."Got it." Beagle nods and grabs Sokolov's arm, pulling him out of the farm house. You reach down to grab Red when you hear a ear splitting CRUNCHING sound as the Shaghod smashes into the farm house, sending wood and dust flying everywhere. Something hits you from behind and knocks you into the cellar.You swear you black out for a moment and when you regain consciousness, you find yourself stuck in the cellar with Red."Captain! Captain!" Your radio buzzes weakly as Janice's concerned voice filters through it. "Captain, are you okay?""Yeah, I'm still alive." You groan."Extraction is one minute out." Janice says. "They're rerouting to your position, but the house has pretty much collapsed. None of us have a visual on you."(cont)
>>29429337"I'm in the cellar with Red." You sigh. "What about the Shagohod?""Looks inactive, but the house collapsed on top of it so we can't confirm if the crew is active or not."And that's when you hear loud, heavy footsteps thumping down the stairs to the cellar."You Americans are such troublesome people." You hear a very deep, heavily Russian accented voice speak. "You have the sheer arrogance to break into MY home and steal MY property. Well, in my home thieves are punished severely.">Stand and fight.>Try and revive Red.>Look for a way out.
>>29429350>>Try and revive Red.time for drugs
>>29429350Apply boolit APPLY BOOLIT
>>29429350>Try and revive Red.but if that fails.. we fight him
>>29429350>>Look for a way out.Red's unconscious and we're not the best fighter. GTFO.
>>29429350>Look for a way out.Fighting this guy is not going to end well for us.And I don't even think Reds help will amount to much...
>>29429350>revive Redjesus we can't fight him alone
>>29429350>>Look for a way out.
>>29429350>Try and revive Red."Cry more, faggot."
>>29429333Oh god this site is awesomehttp://en.inkei.net/anus/a/Raikov!VolginWe must show her that she and Volgin are incompatable, and she should defect for us
>>29429350>Try and revive Red.>Look for a way out.RISE AND SHINE WE NEED TO RUNNNNN!
>>29429350>Try and revive RedWITHOUT ADRENALINE"Red, girl, wake up. I need you right now. I don't wanna leave here without you."get ready for an asskicking
>>29429416oh no no no no she NEEDS it!
>>29429408You, uh, kinda did that backwards. The guy's name is supposed to be first
>>29429350> look for a way out, give Red some amphetamines. What spec ops doesn't have go pills?
>>29429446nope, you totally know who wore the witchdick in their relationship
>>29429457you never played snake eater have you?
Don't know why but this is what Raikov looks like.
>>29429350>Priority: Gun>Priority 2: Red with another gun.
>>29429507If this is going to be anything like MGS3, mere hand guns won't suffice.
>>29429574its totally going to be like the pistol fistfight at the end of Equilibrium
>>29429350You didn't have a lot of choice. If Volgin was the fearsome fighter he was reputed to be, you stood little chance against him in a straight up fight. Plus, you needed Red up and active to either escape or help you deal with him."We're trying to clear a path for you!" Janice tries to assure you. "Better make it fast." You grimace, taking out the epinephrine shot. "Sorry, Red."You then jab the needle into her chest. Red's eyes snap open and she literally leaps to her feet."Hooooolly shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit whatthefuckisgoingon." She gasps, her eyes blinking rapidly."A bad guy is coming down right now. We need to get out of here." You say.At that moment, Volgin finally reaches the bottom of the stairs. It looks as if he's about to say something when Red gives him a solid punch to the face. Volgin grunts as he recoils and tries to regain his composure."What-""Ohhhhhh, right, forgot to use my magicforthat." Red blinks. She throws a second punch, this time sending Volgin flying into a support post, snapping it in half and causing more of the building to collapse down on him.The sudden collapse also seems to open up a gap in the debris, giving you a path out."Come on!" You see Lex reach him arm through the hole. "Extraction's here. We need to get out of here NOW."Part of you wants to stay to confirm the kill on Volgin, but you know you don't have the time to sift through the wreckage. You grab Red's hand and then Lex's who pulls you out.(cont)
>>29429615Outside, you see a very familiar Pave Hawk idling in the field, with a very familiar crew chief frantically waving at you to get in. In the sky above, the shadowy silhouettes of a pair of Marine Huey gunships orbiting the airspace, ready to repel any potential threat."What, you think we're here to fucking sightsee? GET IN THE FUCKING HELO!" Bullseye yells.You, Red, and Lex sprint to the Pave Hawk and leap in. The engines then roar as the helicopter climbs back into the air. As you look out the side door, you can swear you see Raikov in the treeline, looking up and glowering at you. "Goooood, I feel like shit." Red groans as the effects of the epinephrine begin to wear off. "What the fuck did you do to me, Cap?">I shot you up with a full does of epinephrine.>I guess you just used a little too much magic.>Other
>>29429623>>I shot you up with a full does of epinephrine.Powering the T-80's gun knocked you out, I needed you up and running
>>29429623>I shot you up with a full does of epinephrine.We're probably going to need to get her checked out aren't we?
>>29429623>>I shot you up with a full does of epinephrine."Sorry. I needed you up, I don't think I could have taken him alone. I'll buy you something to make up for it."
>>29429623>I shot you up with a full does of epinephrine.
>Most likely no Lex flying a LBAww man.
>>29429636its honestly not that bad, you just have to be careful during the crash, and make sure she didn't have a heart condition or weak heart (i doubt it, shes a heal witch), once you do crash, you crash hard, so its usually best to be somewhere safe, soft and comfy.depending on how your body was before/during and after the dose, affects how hard you crash, seeing as she exhausted herself with unfamiliar striker tech, and then immediately used magic right after getting dosed, Red will probably sleep for at least 12 hours when she does crash
>>29429623>I shot you up with a full does of epinephrine.I'm sorry, I had little choice.
>>29429623>I shot you up with a full does of epinephrine.>OtherIf there's anything we can do to make sure she doesn't have bad side effects from the dose, lets do that. Ask other people on the chopper, and make sure we monitor her.
>>29429615>dat picOh shit, her katana, please tell me she either didn't bring it, or still has it and didn't lose it in the raid
>>29429681No, she didn't bring it since it was a covert op. Kind of hard to explain that away to the guards.
Why do anons fear Epi-pens?We give them out like candies to little kids. Seriously. Unless you have a cardiac underlying condition it is very safe.
We need an anti-radio witch strategy in the future - She will be able to hear everything we said on the radio. We pretty much told her our position and our plan.
>>29429623"I uh, kinda shot you up with a full dose of epinephrine." You admit. "It was kind of an emergency and I needed you up and active.""You wwwhhhhAAAAT!" Red sputters. "If my head wasn't feeling like it was going to split open, I would throttle you on the spot!""I'm sorry! I'm sorry!" You laugh lightly. "I'll make it up to you when we get back to Ramstein, okay?""You'd better." Red pouts a bit, or at least does her best to in her current condition."And we'll make sure he remembers it." You hear Janice joyfully chime in as she flies alongside the Pave Hawk. "Isn't that right, Tarin?""Definitely." She nods."Alright, let me check if you've got any side effects." You sigh as you check Red's pulse. It was a lot higher than normal, but that was expected. You didn't find any irregularities and the only pain Red seemed to feel was coming from her head. Well, even though she seemed fine, it would be a good idea to get her through a more thorough checkup when you got back to base."Thank you. All of you!" Sokolov says, shaking yours and the Deltas' hands. "I don't know what I would have done without you!""Hey, no problem." You grin.>Talk to Sokolov>Talk to Lex>Talk to the witches.>It's been a long night. Get some sleep.>Other
>>29429789>>Talk to LexNice job you SOB.Getting a commendation for that.
>>29429789>>It's been a long night. Get some sleep.Fall asleep face first on Janice
>>29429759Just to clarify, Raikov can't actually HEAR what's being said over the radio. However, she can detect whether they're being transmitted or not.
>>29429759It's called cryptography and it's one of the cornerstones of secure communication.
>>29429816BITCHES DONT KNOW BOUT MY 4096bit RSA
>>29429805shes still flying outside.
>>29429829And that's how this side quest ends, with Pierce falling out of a helicopter.
>>29429829Fine then, we can talk and be sociable and whatnot.But when we get back to base we are falling asleep with our face parked right between her glorious mammaries
>>29429789>>Talk to the witches.it'd work to wind things down after a hard mission.
>>29429789>>Talk to LexHe's earned some bro points and we may not see him again.
>>29429789>>Talk to LexHoly shit, this dude deserves some praise. Next:>>Talk to the witchesWe're alive!
>>29429841Thats why you stay up now and talk until you cannot stay up.Actually she might be the one who needs help. Striker acclaimation and all that.
>>29429789>Talk to LexWe should aak why they don't use Tango ir Spectre as callsigns anymore.
>>29429870that would be Red, but she is welcome to fall asleep in Janice's lap while we take her chest
Did Kilroy get out?Haven't heard from him in a while
>>29429789"Hey, Lex." You say, turning to the Delta. "That was some pretty badass work you did out there. Gives me a whole new level of respect for the Deltas.""Ah, it was nothing." Lex shrugs. "Just doing my job.""I'm serious, this is the sort of thing they hand out medals for.""If I was in it for the medals, do you think I would have joined a black ops unit?" Lex laughs. "Nah, I'm just a simple guy who really, really enjoys shooting people who dare try to fuck with the good old USA.""So what exactly happened after we split up?" You ask."Oh, well, I was just leading the Shagohod on a merry little chase." Lex shrugs. "It couldn't shoot for shit with its optics out, the the goddamn driver settled for trying to ram me off the road. It was freaking armored bumper tanks out there. Both of your tanks got pretty banged up when he suddenly took a 360 and bolted off. Figured I had him on the ropes then so I chased after him.""You are one crazy son of a bitch." You shake your head."Hey, it's the crazies that get the job done." Lex points out.>Ask Lex something else.>Talk to somebody else.>Sleep>Other
>>29429918>>Talk to somebody else.how are the rest of the Delta'swe earned that story about why they don't use Tango of Spectre anymore
>>29429918>>Other[x] waifu Ghost
>>29429918>>Talk to somebody else.Talk to our girls. All of them.Are they ok? Jan took some fire earlier after all. Although if Red has knocked out, let her sleep.
>>29429918>Talk to somebody elseTalk to the witches, see how they're holding up.I have a feeling Tarin's gonna be a little upset we didn't tell her to wax Raikov at her earliest convenience.
>>29429918[x]Talk to somebody else.Check on Janice.
>>29429918"Okay, so how are you girls doing?" You ask the witches. You knew that this had to be a harrowing and tiring mission for them, considering they had been in the air for quite some time already. "Janice, I notice you took a few hits.""Just on the shield, nothing serious." Janice smiles. "But the concern is appreciated.""How about you, Tarin?""I'm fine.""Were you itching to take the fight to Raikov?" You ask."The thought did cross my mind a couple times." Tarin admits. "Ooooooh, catfight!" Kilroy purrs. "Never seen two witches duke it out.""If we're lucky they'll tackle each other into a mudpit." Beagle laughs."Too bad nobody would live to tell the tale." You sigh. "Hey Ghost, so how do you think we did?""Pretty well, a-actually." Ghost says, pulling up to the Pave Hawk alongside Janice. "F-for witches just getting acclimated to the Nighthawk strikers, they were handling things like there w-were no issues a-at all.""Well, we did have a good instructor." Janice smiles as she pinches Ghost's cheek."H-hey!" Ghost squeaks. "I thought I asked you to stop doing that!""Sorry, I couldn't resist!" Janice sticks her tongue out a bit. "Anyways, I'll be glad once we link back up with the C-130 so we can dock and get some rest.""You're telling me. I really hate deep penetration ops." Ghost sighs. "And if one of you Delta jokesters even tries to make something out of that I will personally peel you out of that Pave Hawk and toss you out.""Mouth shut." Kilroy says."Agreed." Beagle nods.(cont)
>>29430147You can't help but laugh a bit and turn to Red, who seems to have fallen asleep. You couldn't blame her, though, with her magic depleted and the epinephrine having worn off, she was probably exhausted to the bone.It's not long before you rendezvous with a C-130, which tops off your Pave Hawk's fuel tanks and lets Janice, Tarin, and Ghost dock inside. The witches had been flying continuously for hours and were basically on their last legs.You can't help but suppress a yawn of your own and before you know it, you begin to drift off to sleep as well.>And that's it for tonight! As always, next PJ Witches will be on Friday, with Cyberpunk Idols on Saturday night! Also running a oneshot this Sunday. What is it? You'll just have to stay tuned to find out!
>>29430162And I forgot to add the closer...
>>29430162good run as always Merc, enjoying it highly
>>29430172Good run, Merc, very damn intense.
>>29430162Looking forward to your next run, Merc.