It is the year 22XX and Humanity has reached the stars. Alas, even though they have attained the lofty goal of interstellar travel, mankind has yet to conquer it’s baser instincts.Humanity is ruled by ultra-Corporations. Some own continents. Some own multiple worlds. But no matter who you are, everyone is a citizen-employee somewhere. The qualms that beset corporations of the past, copyright infringement, tech theft, still exist. If anything, they are amplified by the scale of the players.Without government to turn to for legal recourse and separated by millions and billions of miles, corporations have turned to less savory solutions to resolve disputes. You are one of those solutions.You are an elite mercenary, also known as a High Impact Public Representative, of the StrikeOut Company, a group of mercenaries who accept contracts and missions from the highest bidder. You are launched out of a spaceship in a drop pod filled with bright orange and highly toxic gel. You crash land into the target’s facilities, make a mess, do your job, and then get the hell out.You are a Fall Guy. You are a Deniable Asset.QM’s Twitter:https://twitter.com/DickishDeadArchive Link:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Deniable%20Assets%20QuestArchive Link to Thread 5:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=homoerotismPastebin of MC:http://pastebin.com/jW5Cn337Pastebin of Combat System:http://pastebin.com/KypPFgFrThe pastebins will be updated and corrected as time goes on, so keep an eye on them.
Tsukino supports you as the pair of you ride up the freight elevator into the HOEV, surrounded by grateful miners. Your fellow merc guides you to one of the impact benches in the passenger cabin. You collapse onto it, grateful. As you close your eyes, you smile.Good day. You groan loudly as the cryoberth unleashes you from it’s icy grip. Looks like someone put you into cryosleep while you were still resting off that colossal ass whooping that you delivered to Dreads. Groaning miserably as you hoist yourself out of the berth, you fight down the urge to retch. You succeed. Barely.“Hey, the man himself joins us! Had a good nap champ?”“Shut it Cy,” you mutter, burping wetly.“Ohhhh, Kostov-san,” murmurs Tsukino, looking vaguely nauseated at your discomfiture.“Don’t act so surprised Tsukino! Don’t you remember how Ivan got when we were going through cryotraining?”Both you and Tsukino shudder at the memory. You had eaten a huge breakfast that day, not knowing the effects that cryosleep had on you. You were scrubbing out the bay floor for hours. “C’mon Cy, don’t remind me,” you say, trying to suppress another belch.“Hey man, you should be grateful. I made sure Tsukino didn’t do nothing naughty to you while she was prepping you for crysleep.”“Jalali-san! I would never!” Tsukino gasps, blushing.>So what do you do?>”Hey Tsukino, be careful. Wouldn’t want me filing an HR complaint on you.” [Tease her a bit]>”Hey Cy, lay off Tsukino. You know what a proper lady she is.” [Tell Cy to let off]>*Snort, roll eyes* [Don’t join in, but let Cy loosen Tsukino up a bit]>Write in
>>29973558>3 but with a bit of 2"Hey comon Cy, don't be a jerk, she's a lady. Besides, why would I complain about something like that."Quickly make a stage left exit if we can, good jokes and such
>>29973558>Write in"Hey Tsukino, be careful. I'd probably enjoy it, then you'd never get rid of me."Then throw up on Cy.
>>29973671>>29973720Sure, seconding this
>>29973720Except the vomiting part I reckon, ha
>>29973558"Cy, I'm disappointed in you, we all know that she is a perfect lady and wouldn't even consider doing something naughty.Isn't that right, Tsukino-chan?"This ought to get Tsukino about as red as a fire hydrant, and tease her a bit at the same time as she tries to deny things.
>>29973827I like this. Lets go for this.
>>29973558>"Cy, I'm disappointed in you. You know I wouldn't have minded."
Looks like our QM got the boot, folks. Excised from the board for 24 hours, a fate one should not wish upon ones worst enemy.
>>29973955Wait, what? Why?
Hey questfags, Fall Guy asked us to let you know he's been banned for a day so he's sorry but he can't write more of your precious cyberpunk space opera mercenary wank until later. He doesn't know why, but that's 4chan janitors for you.Next thread tuesday barring further developments.If you want to complain bitterly you can come to the IRC I guess, he's here also complaining bitterly.
>>29974010>>29973955Well, ain't that a bag of furious dicks.Thanks for the warning
>>29973955>>29973967>>29973968>>29974010The ways of the mods are mysterious and at times very unpleasant. ;_;
Angelic, why not do it like that time GermanSchteel got banned?
>>29974045>>29973968>>29973967>>29974092NEWS FLASH, QUESTFAGS:We're considering workarounds, Angelic has volunteered to waste his goddamn time pasting shit that Fall Guy types into a pastebin. Take that mods, we're organized now. Like a really stupid mafia.We may be able to do more than that if Fall Guy moves his ass to a different IP or something, then he can vomit words at you directly.No promises though.
>>29974238You remind me of FUBOT only less funny.
>>29974238Uh, cool I guess? I'll stick around then.Still, shitty that he got banned. I now wonder if he was off trolling anonymously, or if there was one really butthurt janitor that loved Obnoxious Ghost Quest.
>>29974255That's shit nobody cares about, brb fixing your stupid collective game
>>29974238>really stupid mafiaI like this part.
>>29974291Man every time this happens to a QM and it's happened a lot in my oldfag record of being a waste of perfectly good arms and legs it's not been for discernible reasons except just once when a namefag on one board provoked a global response wherein his handle got a QM banned on sup/tg/.I remember a guy got banned right before starting part three of a quest for making some really civil post about oil rigs over on /g/. That was some fine moderation at work.>>29974322What can I say, no accounting for poor taste.
>>29974356>sup/tg//tg/, rather. Whatever, I'm done here, discuss the quest or something as it'll improve Fall Guy's odds of staying engaged.
>>29974238It is an honour!!>Like a really stupid mafia.Haha.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OAXCy3YS54Meanwhile something else.
>>29974356Mods and Janitors are weird creatures I guess.But glad to hear Angelic is such a fucking bro, and Fall Guy is stubborn as shit. Woo!
>>29974392Well, we just finished a mission and we're in a cooldown period. I'd like to see how much we get paid, how much damage we've suffered, and experience more asian stereotypes for laughs.Perhaps we can work on our limerick skills.
>>29974462I am looking forward to the bounty from Dreads, it ought to be rather nice considering how long he's been around.Piles and piles of money which we then immediately spend on guns, augmentations, and a bigger axe.And maybe a bit towards our debt as well. Hopefully we'll be able to cut a good chunk out of it.
>>29974462>>29974563Yeah, thankfully it's a cooldown thread. I imagine we got some mean cash for taking down Dreads.And man I am glad he's dead I still hope he's alive
>>29974600>I still hope he's aliveIf he's alive, he aint happy. Probably would have to be augmented even further... maybe some sort of cyberzombie
>>29974600If he does come back that'll be a fun time. We might get to work together and then we can go drinking with a giant Rasta.And we'll already have gotten the bounty by then, and I certainly hope that they can't get their money back for the bounty. We gave them pretty solid proof that he was dead, just not quite 100%.
Forcing out the last bits of gas trapped in your stomach in a series of small burps you look up at Cy. “Hey now Cy, I’m disappointed in you. We all know that Tsukino is a perfect lady and would never do anything so naughty,” you turn and grin at Tsukino. “Isn’t that right Tsukino-chan~?” As Tsukino shifts from slightly pink to a furious red, you and Cy roar with laughter. “I-I-I,” she stammers, trying to find words. “Besides, why would I complain about something like that?” Tsukino’s face is nearly purple. Chortling, you clap her on the shoulder. “Hey, c’mon now Tsukino, just messing with ya,” you look around the Cryobay. “Hey, where’s Clayton?” “He got dropped off a few jumps ago,” answers Cy, “New New South Wales is a coupla jumps before the Brick.” “Figures,” you reply, grinning at Tsukino as you put clothing on over your cryosuit. She’s trying to hide her flaming embarrassment behind her bangs. “Hey now Tsukino, don’t have a nosebleed or nothing.” Cy raises an eyebrow in confusion as he slides a t-shirt on. “Nosebleed?” “Yeah,” you answer, chortling, “It’s something… it’s hard to explain.” Cy shrugs as he lifts his duffle bag onto his shoulder. “Alright, whatever. C’mon, let’s get paid and shit.” >cont
The three of you file out of the Cryobay and begin to walk down the cruiser towards the airlock. Cy nudges you in the side with his elbow. “Hey Ivan,” he says, leering, “You looking forward to seeing Valkyrie?” “Hahhhuhhh…” you wheeze, thinking about the forceful redhead. “Uh, maybe?” As Cy needles you with information only a fellow survivor of a Valkyrie attack would know, you notice Tsukino biting her thumb. Cy is the first through the airlock doors to the Brick, leaving you and Tsukino alone as the station’s biohazard scanners check him for potential pathogens. A tap on your shoulder. You turn to see Tsukino standing behind you, eyes focused on the floor. “I-I-I just wanted to let you know Kosotv-san,” she mumbles, speaking more to the cruiser than you, “That I did nothing untoward to you while preparing you for Cryosleep. I am not so brazen as Valkyrie is!” >What say you Ivan?>”Not so brazen as Valkyire? You trying to imply something there?” [Tease some more]>”Hey now, Tsukino. It’s perfectly fine. Cy and I were just giving you a hard time,” [reassuring]>Write In
>>29974863>>”Hey now, Tsukino. It’s perfectly fine. Cy and I were just giving you a hard time,” [reassuring]
>>29974831>>29974863>Hey now, it's fine we were just teasing you. I'm not mad or anything like that, you know."She seems the type to be taking it a little too seriously...reassure
>>29974416>and Fall Guy is stubborn as shit. Woo!Must be russian!Anyway, take it to rizon irc and #4chan.Or, easier, powercycle your modem/router and get a new IP - clear cookies/cache.Phoneposting is an optionAnyway, autobans suck.
>>29974935Already did, mang. But appreciate the thought anyway.
>>29974910>>29974890Gonna second these
>>29974935How about instead of overtly talking about ban evasion techniques and upping the chances of him gettan a permaban to contend with, I come over there and slap your shit?Is that good?It's like you fucks want every QM among us to get run off the board by the focused attentions of a pissed-off janitor.
>>29974981Maybe he's trying to start shit man?
>>29974863Lightly pat her on the head."You really are easy to tease, aren't you? Don't worry Tsukino, I believe you. If you do anything 'untoward' towards me I'll be awake and fully aware of what's going on.And you can call me Ivan, it doesn't feel right for you to keep calling me Kostov after what we went through together."
>>29974981>Implying permabans are hard to evade.>Implying you can get permabanned due to other people talking about evading.
>>29975043It's not a welcome attitude.>>29975067Think a few steps ahead, would you? It's not about the permaban. Anyway, I'm outta here unless Angelic needs a break.
>>29975046I'll second the part where we let her know she can call us by our first name. The rest... not so much.
>>29974981You know, you're right.Won't happen again. thanks for the reminder.I think that pretty much the entire board agrees that autobans for urls/spam filter are worse than hitler, though, because they are 1) unreliable and b) there is no list of prohibited things posted anywhere, least of all the faq where it should be. Its totally bullshit when it happens when it shouldn't, and that's all the time. It is compounded by c) why the hell doesn't it give a short-term probation instead of a ban?
>>29975164If you feel that way anon, I'd suggest emailing moot or some shit.I already did at least, keeping it out of this thread.
> 3 minutes> maybe you will want to dial back the meta. I can understand you though.
>>29974981How about you piss off?
>>29975274Based Fall Guy, your wish is my command.
>>29975275>guy says he's done>you reply anywaylet's get back to the thread guise
ou chuckle a little and grin at Tsukino, flashing your pearly whites. “Hey now, Tsukino. It’s perfectly fine. Cy and I were just giving you a hard time.” Tsukino unleashes a relieved sigh. “Oh, that is good. I did not want you to think of me as a lewd individual.” Snorting at her usage of the word lewd, you step into the airlock, and stand still as the scanners get to work on you. After a few minutes a light in the corner of the room flashes blue and the other set of doors open. You slip your e-glasses into place. A few minutes of silence as you walk deeper into the Brick, then a ping from Cy. You open the message. >Hey bro, just wanted to let you know. Clayton gave me the video of you fighting Dreads. Just finished uploading to local network. Oh. Oh shit. Another ping. Cy again. >Be sure to use a rubber! :D You swallow compulsively and hurry down through the Brick’s corridors, rushing to the one place where you’ll be safe. HR. Striding down the hallways, you beeline for Svenja’s office. You open a comm-channel with her. Svenja looks back at you, smiling professionally. “Why hello Mr. Kostov. From what I hear, it’s rare for the mercs to actually contact us HR folk.” “Yeah yeah Svenja. I’m a bit of a rush. Be at your office in five.” “Oh?” inquires Svenja, eyes narrowing suspiciously. “What ever for?” “Just be ready.” You almost sprint the final few meters to her office door. “C’mon, open up,” you mutter as you hammer on it with your free hand. Svenja opens the door, and immediately scurries out of the way as you rush into the office. “Really now, Mr. Kostov,” Svenja sighs as you collapse into the office seat, panting slightly, “What’s with all the rush.” “Cy just uploaded a vid from the mission,” you send her the link.
Svenja moves back to her desk and sits down, brows furrowed. You examine her face as she watches the footage, noting, with some pride, as her eyes go from narrow to wide, her mouth pursed to a slack “O”. Svenja gasps slightly, and covers her mouth with a hand. After a few more minutes, she takes the e-glasses off. She looks at you with a mixture of shock and… fear? Perhaps? >What say you Ivan?>Talk about the video?>Focus on the mission?>Write In?
>>29975494"You gotta hide me, I don't know if Valkyrie plans to jump my bones but I can't take another encounter like that!"
>>29975494>>Talk about the video?Yeah, I just kinda killed an independant elder merc who probably had a couple bounties on his head.Then>Focus on the missionTalk about the rescued prisoners that were not mentionned in the briefing and how you made the enemy flee the base.
>>29975559>>29975543I'll second both of these because I'm an unoriginal socker and can't think of anything more interesting to suggest.
>>29975494>>Focus on the mission?Any bounty I can cash in?
>>29975543Thirding, we're gonna die.
>>29975494"So yeah, fun fight. Dreads is dead, kicked out an airlock with a shaped charge attached to him. I figured he ought to have a bounty on him, or several bounties, and I intend to collect. While I'm worried that Valkyrie might break my pelvis, I might be able to buy a new one with the money.The rest of the mission went pretty smoothly, got the civvies out safely and cleared out the rest of the base by fiddling with the life support. I'm pretty happy about this one."
>>29975687Oooh! Yes! Mention that the Life Support thing was our efforts, although Clayton was the one that led us there.
Rolled 6, 1, 4 = 11> 5 minutes
>>29975766>Rolled 3d10: 6, 1, 4 = 11SHADOWRUNS INTENSIFY.
>>29975766Greater than 5 minutes, or>Implying 5 minutes
> closed> I like the spirit here
“You gotta hide me. If Valkyrie jump my bones, I’ll be in fucking traction for a week.” “Valkyrie?” mumbles Svenja as she accesses some personnel files, “Oh! Ms. Frazier. Oh… oh my. Oh my indeed. That’s… That’s quite the file we have on her.” “Yeah.” “Do you want to file a sexual harassment complaint? It wouldn’t be her first,” Svenja scrolls down the list, “Or her hundred and first. Goodness. Three at once?” “Three? Three whats?” “I’m sorry,” responds Svenja, shifting herself upright, “I’m afraid I can’t disclose that Ivan.” Raising both your eyebrows, you exhale loudly. A few papers on Svenja’s desk flutter. “You’ll be pleased to know, however, that she’s away on a mission for the next few days, Ivan.” “Oh,” you can’t tell if you’re more relieved or disappointed. “Probably a good thing, I think my shoulder got broken.” “What?” Cries Svenja. “Ivan, that’s serious!” “Eh, beat down Dreads okay with it,” you shrug, wincing slightly. “Speaking of which, Dreads was apparently a big important guy. Am I in for some bounties?” Svenja purses her lips as she digs around some HR files. “Oh yes. Quite a lot in fact. Thing is, they’ll take some time to process. We can talk about more immediate earnings from the mission though.” “Oh yeah. We managed to rescue quite a lot of Kilburne personnel from the base, that’s gotta be worth something. And the base is intact!” Svenja nods. “Yes, the Kilburne representative were thrilled that you managed to keep the base intact. They were much less happy about the workers, however.”>cont.
You can only manage a confused “Buh?” “Yes. Apparently Kilburne is now on the hook for some major comp that would not have otherwise been due had their captured miners been lost with the base. Not that the scumbags would admit it publicly. I had to work very hard to keep them from completely cancelling the mission pay.” “Are you fucking joking?” Svenja scowls. “I wish. Absolutely appalling. So! On to more pleasant topics. You’re due for 10,000 credits for mission completion, a 3,000 credit hazard pay bonus, a 5,000 credit bonus for keeping the base intact, and the ten percent bonus on top of all that. So in total, you’re due 19,800 credits!” The account manager in the corner of your e-glasses pings as the funds are transferred. +19,800 creditsChecking Account Balance: 28,268 “I have some less welcome news, Ivan,” continues Svenja, sighing. “Interest on your debt to StrikeOut came through. You now owe them 91,875 credits.” “Aw, fucking really?” “Indeed. How much would you like to pay in debt reduction?” >How fiscally responsible is Ivan feeling today?>Just pay the interest>Here, 10,000 credits should keep ‘em happy>Not paying anything
>>29976361>>Here, 10,000 credits should keep ‘em happyWe'll be cashing out on the bounties anyway.
>>29976361Well shit then....almost 20 K isn't bad, but those guys are scumbags. I don't think I'll want to work with them in the future. Tell her we're really thankful for her helping to wring them for the credits she got.>How much do we payShit, uh...Pay them so we have an even 15,000 credits leftI like solid numbers.
>>29976361Pay 20kGotta get outta debt
>>29976361>Here, 10,000 credits should keep ‘em happyWould that lower the debt from what it was originally?
>>2997636110K should keep them happy for a bit...Also, could you tell me a basic count on how much of a bounty Dreads had? I'd like to try to calculate how much it is to continue paying my debt.
>>29976361I'd be willing to pay a good 12,000 out. Because otherwise there's no way to off set the interest rate increase in time before the end of the next mission in three days, mathematically speaking.
>>29976361>>Here, 10,000 credits should keep ‘em happy
>>29976361pay them 10000 so that we still have some cash to buy upgradesand ask if they will charge you for the shoulder
>>29976449No, the previous debt was 81,000.Only paying 10,000 credits changes nothing.
>>29976418Yeah, a little bit. It'd go from the original 87,500 to 81,875.
From the pastebin:Debts:25,000 Credits in augmentation fees | StrikeOut17,500 Credits for ENBI Uplink and ByOS | StrikeOut45,000 Credits for CQC Package | StrikeOutWhy not pay off all of the ENBI Uplink and ByOS debt?
>>29976361>Here, 10,000 credits should keep ‘em happyCarve off a good chunk of it. The longer we wait the more it'll cost. We might pay more off once the bounty money comes in but I'd like to keep some liquid assets. Ask for a ballpark figure on how much we'll be getting from Dreads. And if the gene mod we brought in for our first mission has been of interest to anyone.Also, thank Svenja for dealing with Kilburne and getting us paid for this mission.We should probably see a doctor when we're done here, get our shoulder patched up.
>>29976564Yes, I'll second that because it's an item that won't accrue any more debt.
>>29976564I like this, we can just chip away at it piecemeal, first the ENBI, then the augments, and the CQC package last of all.
>>29976568I forgot about the gene mod. Man, I wish we kept it, we could have made a lot of cash off of licensing.
>>29976564It doesn't really matter where we take the debt off of, it's the same total. I'd rather keep some cash around to get a bigger axe and more dakka for our next mission while we're waiting for bounty money to roll in.
>>29976564Thirding that, pay off one section of debt sounds good
>>29976611I'm pretty sure Fall Guy is calculating interest separately for each chunk, so if we pay off all of one chunk we'll have less interest to pay off in the future.
> you were initially initially 87,500 credits in debt> interest works as a 1.05 multiplier applied to existing debt > this is applied after each mission
>>29976361We should probably ask about blacklisting procedures regarding patrons. At the very least, ask her to keep an eye on previous/current civvie casualties from previous Kilborne missions.
>>29976622 the debt is not sectioned since we owe it all to the same guy, she gave us the total number meaning they are making the math based on the whole debtsorry about the english
>>29976633>1.05% interestHuh. So, someone want to calculate that, to see if he is taking it from each separate chunk?
>>29976674Nah, h'es not.
>>29976674The maths say that it's based on the total existing debt. Since 87500 x 1.05 is 91875.That said,>>29976564I'll still second taking a large chunk of it away.
> 5 minutes to close.
>Getting raped at 5% interestShit we gotta pay a lot more than 10k if we want to get above water here.
>>29976759Well, technically, when the interest rate is the same for each chunk it doesn't matter if you calculate them separately or as one lump sum.
>>29976810Yeah, no kidding. Worse than a fucking payday loan.
>>29976759>>29976759i'm concerned of compromising such a large part of our money because of our soon to be known medical bill
>>29976836We getting that bounty too though
>>29976880i'm not confident we are getting it before our next misson
>>29976880I guess we could use the bounty money to pay off a fair chunk of debt....unless...
> closed> what kind of weapon would you like to get eventually?
>>29976880I'm skeptical about that. When companies talk about 'processing' it's traditionally the time it takes them to figure out how much money they don't have to give you for any number of reasons.
>>29976924>> what kind of weapon would you like to get eventually?Some higher tech axe or other melee weapon.Possibly a monomolecular edge sword or a vibroblade.Or a rocket axe.
>>29976924What kind of question is that?WE WANT THE BEST, MOST BADASS, MOST AMAZING WEAPON TO EVER EXIST.There are no other choices with a vague Que? as such.
>>29976924grapling hook, bigger bad ass axe somehow, and a shotgun parhaps?
>>29976966Dude, be more creative.
>>29976924Upgraded axe, something that shoots plasma, also a shotgun.
>>29976924POWER AXEWITH A HELPING OF PLASMA CANNON
>>29976924I really like axes personally, they fit Ivan. I'm thinking we need a bigger, badder, heavier, more murdery axe with cool tech stuff in one hand, and our other arm is heavily armored and can be used to take blows, and keep the hand free for a one handed rail-shotgun which replaces buckshot with flechette, allows for all sorts of interesting ammunition, and we can just use solid slugs for penetration. Maybe with an underbarrel plasma-flamethrower on the shotgun.So, yeah, I'm essentially saying we should become axe Guts.
>>29976924The Zorg ZF-1.>It's light. Handle's adjustable for easy carrying, good for righties and lefties. Breaks down into four parts, undetectable by x-ray, ideal for quick, discreet interventions. A word on firepower. Titanium recharger, three thousand round clip with bursts of three to three hundred, and with the Replay button - another Zorg invention - it's even easier.
>>29976997Supporting "Space-Mercs da Plasmah-Throwah!" and the shotgun posts.
>>29977016plasma def plasma, especialy after we saw what dreads gun could do
>>29976924I like the tomahawk, but I want something with more power. Like a battle axe with some high explosives on it.
>>29976924Bigger badder killier one-handed axeFancier revolver ammo
>>29976924More handcannons. Shotguns are for plebs.
>>29977058some kind of portable shield to let ivan get close to people
“Here, let’s pay off 10,000 credits then. That should help start bringing it under control.” You groan as you watch the credits flit away from your checking account once more. Svenja nods, a pitying smile on her face. “There there, Ivan. I’m sure this’ll all be paid off in no time once the bounties on this Dreads character come through.” You grunt in assent before perking up. “Hey. How much was it anyway?” “The bounties? Well, the ones we have listed on file here say almost two hundred and fifty million credits, all told.” You gape at her. “H-holy... Holy shit.” “Holy shit is right,” responds Svenja, frowning slightly, “But I don’t think collecting them will be as easy. Apparently a lot of people have claimed to have killed Dreads, and he always comes back. It’ll take some time to sort the issue out.” “Alright, well then,” you say as you rise to your feet, careful not to use your injured shoulder, “I guess I’ll see you in three days then.” “Ah yes, about that Ivan. Company policy dictates that mercs cannot go on a mission for at least seven days after being declared fit for duty by a medical officer.” “Really? Any way to work around it.” “Well, if you go to the hospital on E-Level, and they say it’s only a fracture or something, then you can go back into action as per usual. And even if it isn’t, it would behoove you to get it fixed as soon as possible.” “Thanks, I guess,” you grumble as you turn to leave Svenja’s office, somewhat irritated. “Offer still stands if I see you at the bar, by the way.” “Hahaha, why thank you Ivan.”
>>29977112I'VE GOT IT!SHOTGUN REVOLVER, LIKE SCIFI VERSION OF THE JUDGE!
>>29977001Okay.>>29976924I want a plasma-emitting flamberge with seismic amplification to increase force, molecular vibration enhancements to increase cutting power, magnetic field manipulation tech to make it possible to be immune to ballistic weapons, several meta-material memory options to change it to an axe, a grappler, or a guan dao, with plastitech neural connections and an on-board A.I which allows long distance communication and let's our weapon take orders.And make it big, and red, as well.
As you exit Svenja’s office, you reactivate the comm-handler on your e-glasses. Your vision is immediately filled with bright green pings, comm requests, and event invitations. “Holy fuck.” You click open a ping from Cy. >Hey bro, don’t know what I was thinking, but ended up playing the fight on the mess hall big screen. Didn’t think you’d mind too much. >And use a rubber! “Fucking… fuck.” >Seems like Cy has gone out of his way to get you laid. What do you do?>Go to the hospital to get checked up>Go someplace else and revel in your fame>>Regardless of choice, choose whether or not you go Stealthily and try to avoid attention, or Loudly and own your ass kicking. Roll a 3d10 with your vote.
>>29977145But the judge is shit
>>29977161>>Go to the hospital to get checked up>Quietly
>>29977161>>Go to the hospital to get checked up
Rolled 1, 3, 4 = 8>>29977113Part of why I wanted the heavily armored arm, maybe make it fold out into a shield and we ought to be good. And we can always shield bash people with it as well. >>29977161>Go to the hospital to get checked upAnd try to do this quiet. Get medical attention before we get dragged off to some party.
Rolled 6, 2, 2 = 10>>29977161>Go to the hospital to get checked up>Loudly and own your ass kickingSince Valk ain't around, we can be a show off!
>>29977161invitations of what sort?
>>29977161>Go to the hospital to get checked upGood health means more missions, more missions means more pay, more pay means less debt.To health!
Rolled 2, 3, 8 = 13>>29977187Aw shit, forgot my rolls.
Rolled 10, 4, 10 = 24>>29977161>>Go to the hospital to get checked upGo normally. Ivan don't give a fuck.
Rolled 4, 6, 9 = 19>>29977161>Go to the hospital to get checked up>Stealthily and try to avoid attentionDon't try to sneak around or anything but don't go yelling about how hardcore we are either.
Rolled 4, 4, 10 = 18>>29977161>Go to the hospital to get checked up>Quiet
Rolled 7, 1, 9 = 17>>29977161>>Go to the hospital to get checked up>quietly
Rolled 9, 4, 7 = 20>>29977161Silently to the hospital.
Rolled 8, 1, 3 = 12>>29977161>Go to the hospital to get checked up>Stealthily and try to avoid attention
>>29977171It's the future, man. Handwave that shit by saying "nanobots" and "implants" a couple of times, and you'll be fine.
Rolled 8, 8, 4 = 20>>29977161>Go to the hospital to get checked up>>´Stealthily and try to avoid attentionFuck no, Professional Russian Motherfucker.
>>29977171The judge is shit because of shitty .410 shells. On an unrelated note, we need more semi auto hand cannons.
>>29977195imagine the force shield that Kruger had
I don't think we'll be getting any of those bounties...I told you guys to go back and look for proof of death!
>>29977171What if it was a future revolver-shotgun that used a railgun firing system and was linked up to our HUD and could automatically turn to the bullet we wanted, whether it was the incendiary rounds, the gel rounds, the hyperpenetrator rounds, and whatever other rounds we pick up.
>>29977303He was kinda kicked out an airlock, and then a shaped charge went off. It'd be pretty difficult to find him after that, and we really weren't in any condition to go searching for body parts in space.
>>29976924Mono edge axe with a grav trigger so that it adds that extra oomph. A tribarrel revolver? I'll leave guns to people who know more.
>>29977397we do have video evidence`
>>29977312Wouldn't the railgun have a hard time accelerating all those bbs at once? I think a regular revolver rail/gauss gun would be cool though.
Hey guys, fall guy here on my phone. Angelic is still doing story updates, but I'll try.to.field any questions you might have from here.I also want to let you know that you can PM me on the qtg irc channel if you are so inclined. If you decide to.contact me through there, please stick to PMs as other QMs use the channel as well.My handle.on the IRC is SpiritGuidedThanks for your understanding and running with this arrangement. It was only a 24 hour ban, so I'll be back.in the saddle once tuesday rolls around.
Rolled 9, 8, 4 = 21>>29977300force shield is a must for our combat tactics so far. so yeah second that if tech posibleand hospital quieltly
Rolled 4, 10, 10 = 24>>29977397I hope he doesn't become a Recurring Villain, even with awesome regeneration a shaped charge is going to fuck up his day.
Rolled 4, 8, 7 = 19>>29977161>>Go to the hospital to get checked upMore quiet than loud, but not sneaky-like.
>>29977434Nothing will ever stop the Fall Guy from running his quest right.
>>29977444Nah, he's dead unfortunately. I kinda liked him, so it's too bad.
>>29977437We should probably spend some time with Tsukino and pick up some stealth skills. We're awesome once we get up close, and a bit of sneaking could get us past things.And what's more terrifying than turning around and suddenly seeing a crazed man charging at you full tilt, his footsteps not making a single sound, as he swings this massive axe. >>29977444I'm hoping if we see him again that we end up working together on a contract.
>>29977434I have two questions for you FG,One, why are you so based?Two, how EXACTLY is our debt calculated? Per item interest, or Per total debt interest?
Guys, relax! Fall Guy said he was meant to be a recurring villain but that plan was foiled!He's totally dead!
>>29977483>>29977444Actually Fallguy had to roll for his survival, we don't actually know if he's dead, the chances of him living are slim, but there is still a chance.
Rolled 10, 7, 3 = 20>>29977490it really doesn't metter if the interest rates are the same
>>29977517It's so cute that you believe something told to you about something your character couldn't possibly know...
>>29977434Wait, we're a Sigma class employee. Did our pay for this mission include the 10% bonus from that?>>29977517I'm just hoping that we get paid for his bounty before he pops back up.
>>29977486Stealth tips from Tsukino would be great... Honestly that whole hallway sequence where she almost cut us up is a kind of subtlety that would be perfect for our fighting style.
>>29977554>Not picking up on the sarcasm.
>>29977555dude, it's right there, in the calculations.
>>29977550It does matter because if it's Per Item then knocking one item out means .05 less interest accrued for that item, where if it's per Total debt it doesn't change anything.
> >>29977203>invitations of what sort?The annoyingly social kind. You know, fancy people, fancy dinner, lots of self-important folks and the like. Do you enjoy being asked "Have you ever killed a person?" and similar?
>>29977465Damn right>>299774901) years of drinking milk (haha chemistry joke)2) total, since its all the same rate and im lazy
>>29977563My thoughts exactly. Sneak up closer, then turn into a rampaging engine of destruction.And if we need anyone to spar with Tsukino is a good choice, we get to learn a lot about fighting someone smaller and faster than us, and she gets practice in fighting someone who is big, but not slow, and more than happy to follow up a dodged or blocked swing with his axe with punching her in the gut or stomping on her foot. They have a lot to learn from each other.>>29977583So it is, I missed that.
>>29977616Thank you based FG, that'll clear up any debt considerations in the future nicely.
>>29977616Milk is actually slightly acidic.
>>29977612That does not sound like Ivan's sort of party. Not in the least.However he might go just to raid the buffet table for everything that it's worth and to abuse the open bar. He'd probably go in full combat gear, except maybe a helmet, and use his axe to point at things and swing it around when talking about his fights. All of this would be a terrible idea, and we probably shouldn't do it, but I have to admit I'm tempted.
>>29977612> IC answerNice. No, fuck the party.
>>29977700That's just asking to have a bounty placed on Ivan.He better be already drunk when he thinks this is a great idea.
Rolled 9, 7, 1 = 17>>29977612We all know Ivan is the kinda of guy whose idea of a party is to get drunk and pig out on nachos.
>>29977700I'd rather not. Ivan gets his kicks from missions and companions, not socialites and... overly social... stuff... generally... things.
>>29977700Cyber-Cossack of the Floating Brick.
>>29977727What if he wore a bow tie in addition to combat armor? Would that help?
>>29977786That would just mean that Ivan's nickname is bowtie and not dreads.
>>29977827Ugh, that'd be horrible.I hope that last mission didn't earn us a nickname, mostly because I can't imagine it'd be anything great.
>>29977827Ivan needs to wear one dreadlock. Just one.
> closing> speaking of milk, do we know what our fabulous protagonist likes to eat the most?
>>29977877WE ARE A MAN OF STEAK. RARE STEAK.
>>29977877Borscht. Like true russian.
>>29977877nissin brand cup noodles. the expensive stuff.
>>29977877Moroccan chicken w/ dates on a bed of rice, and a side of potatoes dauphinoise.
>>29977877IN GLORIOUS FUTURE, MILK COMES IN DRINKABLE, EATABLE AND SUPPOSITORY FORMS!
>>29977942>Milk comes in suppository formsOh god, whyWhy
>>29977877Probably some type of meat, likely steak, and a general preference towards hearty filling meals, like borscht. And it's never too late for breakfast food.
>>29977958>>29977942My knowledge of gastroenterology tells me you're in for quite the time if you take milk that way.
Rolled 7, 10, 10 = 27>>29977877Hashbrowns.
>>29977940>potatoes dauphinoiseI fuckin' love dauphinoise potatoes. My uncle made them for Thanksgiving one time and I didn't know how to spell it, so I could never find a recipe.
>>29977958You are now imagining an astronaut trying to fit a milk carton up his ass.Enjoy.
>>29978010With actual Hash?
>>29978023I was actually remembering the infamous brown cow enema, only in space.
Rolled 2, 8, 4 = 14>>29978047And real brown
>>29977877cheap and nutritiuoseven if bland as fuck
>>29977995Remember what >>29977252 said.Nanobots and implants. Repeat until headache subsides.
Nachos topped with slow cooked beef (with secret family recipe spices), homemade salsa, and cheese changes depending on mood.
>>29978149I wonder if they'd have a sanitize mode for anal sex...
>>29978168>Aw shit, he's having provolone>Must be horny.
>>29978182>>29978149> Angelic's fw he/she/it accidentally sent the quest into magical realm territoy
>>29978182Niggah, they probably have a 'pleasure' mode for anal sex.
>>29978224>A million nanobots stimulating your prostateI don't know how to feel about this.
>>29978275I'd imagine you'd feel good.
>>29978108>>29978149>>29978182>>29978223>>29978275>>29978305I hope to god that the 30000000'th post is us just talking about microscopic robots in our assholes.A pipe dream, maybe, but goddamn if it cements what teeg is really about.
>>29978434The get probably won't happen until tomorrow. We're still 10000 post away.
>>29978458What happens when we reach 99999999 posts?Do we get another digit?
>>29978458I know, but a man can dream...Off topic, thank god, is Angelic dead or something? Or did he just leave after the assbot conversation started to save his sanity?
>>29978521The 4chan AI activates and cannibalizes all of us via optical basilisk hack.I may have been reading too much Eclipse Phase...
>>29978528>Angelic getting overwhelmed by the weird convoI can see it happening.
You groan internally and deactivate your e-glasses, turning them off completely. Only way to guarantee that no one can track you or identify you from your e-profile. Grabbing a hoodie out of your bag, you slide it on gingerly. You yank the hood up over your head and put your e-glasses back on, activating their mirrored lenses mode. Figuring that you aren’t about to get any more stealthy, you walk towards the hospital bay, taking care to keep your strides normal. Luckily, you’re in the HR wing, which is a place nobody willingly visits. The hospital is on the other end of the Brick, a few levels below HR. You decide to take the nearest elevator up to Level-G, which is mostly devoted to cargo bays, loading docks, and mechanics. Most personnel on the Brick can’t access this level, but your training as a Techie has allowed you certain permissions. Not as glamorous as the plethora of pharmaceuticals that people with medical and biologics training can dip into, but you’ll take what you can get. Dodging around automated loaders and a few supply ships, you pass through Level-G unmolested. Place is mostly automatons and drones, neither of which give two shits about what’s playing on the mess hall big screen. As you walk, you reactivate your e-glasses, careful to turn off any social networking aspects. Nearest elevator shaft from G to E Level lets out close to the hospital. It also lets out close to the Brick’s shopping area. Why the fuck people bother with malls you’ll never figure out, it’s the 23rd century for fuck’s sake. But they do, and you’ll have to dodge around it all.>cont.
>>29978528[19:37] <SpiritGuided> its coming[19:37] <SpiritGuided> 4100~ update this one[19:38] <SpiritGuided> characters that isNah. soon
Again, had you medical training, you would've been able to access the series of emergency tunnels that run parallel to the major thorough fares of the Brick, for rushing critical cases to treatment. But you don’t and that’s that. You pull your hood a bit lower as the elevator doors open, disgorging you into one of the most traveled parts of the Brick. People are talking to one another, a surprisingly large number of them too young to be employees. Didn’t realize there were so many families on the Brick. Staying close to the wall, you are suddenly blinded by bright light. “Hey, you’re in the way!” You cover your eyes and move out of the spotlight. Four young boys are sitting near a tablet, which is projecting something onto the wall. Their mothers are standing behind them, a strange mixture of disapproval and lust on their faces. Keeping your hand up, you wonder what they're watching.>cont.
You see yourself leap Dreads punch before executing a downward stomp. The boys cheer. Their mothers “hmmm” is a way that is both judgmental and intrigued. You are about to make your hasty exit when one of the moms looks at you, her eyes widening slightly. Coughing into a fist, you lower your face so that it is obscured by your StrikeOut hoodie and hurry away, down to the hospital. You think you can hear excited chatter from behind. Striding into the hospital, you’re pleased to see that the waiting room is empty, except for one very bored looking receptionist. She looks up as you enter, face retaining the scowl of one who works in the service industry. “What can we at StrikeOut Health Solutions do for your today, sir or ma’am?”>cont.
>>29978607It's totally us.
>>29978607>Four young boys are sitting near a tablet, which is projecting something onto the wall. Their mothers are standing behind them, a strange mixture of disapproval and lust on their faces. Keeping your hand up, you wonder what they're watching.Do we get Ivan-fighting-Dreads guesses?
>>29978607>you wonder what they're watching.Oh god, please don't be what I think it is.
oh god we're company mascot
As you walk forward you pull back your hood and remove your e-glasses. “Ivan Kostov, here for a medical examination as soon as possible.” The receptionist’s attitude executes a perfect one hundred and eighty degree turn. Oh no. “Well Mr. Kostov, Doctor Barnes is seeing another patient right now, but he’ll be done in a moment.” “Okay, I’ll wait in here,” you answer as you take a seat. Silence of a few moments. Maybe, just mayb- “Soooo… you the one that everybody’s been talking about? My name’s Linda. What was it like?” You look up to see the receptionist leaning forward, lips pulled back in a cat like smile. >Well, what was it like?>Deny your involvement>”It was… It was a thing I guess” [Non-committal, neutral]>”I wasn’t much thinking at the time to be honest. Getting flung into a wall pissed me off.” [Frank, matter of fact]>”Hell, don’t know why everyone is so excited. Dude was a total pushover.” [Boastful]>Write In
>>29978706>”I wasn’t much thinking at the time to be honest. Getting flung into a wall pissed me off.” [Frank, matter of fact]
>>29978706>>”I wasn’t much thinking at the time to be honest. Getting flung into a wall pissed me off.” [Frank, matter of fact]
Rolled 3, 10, 5 = 18>>29978706>>”I wasn’t much thinking at the time to be honest. Getting flung into a wall pissed me off.” [Frank, matter of fact]
>>29978659>Mothers getting off to thisHeh.I like to think that, in the future, everyone is an adrenaline junkie and anyone who is also one get off to the idea of it.>"Hell, I don't know why everyone is so excited. He was a total pushover"Feels mostly IC to me, heh. Bragging just a little is okay, right?
>>29978706>There is no need to be paranoid. Or is there?Angelic. Please.>>”I wasn’t much thinking at the time to be honest. Getting flung into a wall pissed me off.” [Frank, matter of fact]Keep it cool.
>>29978706'She's probably only half as bad as the stories say. Really it wasn't that different from doing it with anyone else. Just getting my arm checked out to be safe more than anything.''Oh you mean the fight'
Rolled 1, 5, 1 = 7>>29978706>>”I wasn’t much thinking at the time to be honest. Getting flung into a wall pissed me off.” [Frank, matter of fact]Its a pity we didnt get a video of our first mission, because that one had a few good moments, but company mascot plan is a go!
>>29978706>”I wasn’t much thinking at the time to be honest. Getting flung into a wall pissed me off.” [Frank, matter of fact]>>29978750I'm getting the impression right now Ivan wants to avoid attention.Can he make it through the end of the day without getting laid? Let's find out!
>>29978756SECONDING WITH THE FIST OF THE NORTH STAR
>>29978706"Well Linda, it's hard to really describe what it's like to fight a giant cybernetic Rastafarian. Words don't do it justice. He threw me into a wall, I got pretty angry and wasn't really thinking straight after that. I can tell you this though, I felt well and truly alive during that fight, I had a smile on my face the entire time, and I laughed during it."
>>29978756I like this, but I also feel that that may be even more boastful than the boastful choice.
>>29978706>>”I wasn’t much thinking at the time to be honest. Getting flung into a wall pissed me off.” [Frank, matter of fact]He wasn't. It did.
Rolled 8, 6, 8 = 22>>29978799Jebus that's a lot of useless words when the original statement works fine, And boastful as fuck.
> 3 minutes
> close> I wonder. Where do you see MC in the future? Rich? Owner of the company? Just a travelling mercenary with all the experience and gea? What are your goals for Ivan?
Rolled 3, 2, 4 = 9>>29979010Obviously Space Pope
>>29979010Independent Merc company.
>>29979010Traveling across the galaxy, meeting interesting people, and shooting them in the face.I'd be happy with that.
>>29979010>What are your goals for Ivan?A bigger axe.
>>29979010I predict we'll be like Dreads for a while.FearedLovedFuckedBy many. Then when we have so much tech and cash it's insane, we settle down with our own merc company.
>>29979034Seconding, heavily seconding.Because it's hard to thing of bad merc company names when you've got Kostov as a last name.
>>29979010im playing this like every other quest, the end goal is have 1 and only 1 waifu. all other considerations are of no matter to me.
>>29979010Gettin mad dosh and then retiring with his waifuLater one of them is killed for a bounty and the other goes on a mad suicide mission for revenge
>>29979010I see him as a travelling mercenary, hopefully with enough money that it's more for the travelling part than the mercenary part. Enough of a reputation and enough money to pick and choose his jobs, and go for the ones that ought to be amusing.While he might not stay with StrikeOut forever, he'll probably be with them for a while and keep up good relations with them even if he leaves.
>>29979081>Implying we won't build a harem of waifu sex bots.
>>29979010I'd have to agree with >>29979034. It's generally the only way to get out of the system of being controlled by companies. Obviously there should be a next step, but that step will depend on whether or not Ivan LIKES the current system, or if he wants to change it.
>>29978567>You groan internallyProbably because of the nanobots.
“Wasn’t really thinking at the time. Otherwise I wouldn’t have tried going to toe to toe with a Giant Cybernetic Rastafarian. I guess getting flung into a wall pissed me off.” Linda gasps and leans back slightly in her seat. “So it IS you! I wasn’t so sure, cause they didn’t identify you in the video.” “Oh. Yeah. Yeah that was me,” you shrug. “I mean, I wasn’t really thinking at the time, like I said.” There is a moment’s silence. You look at Linda. She seems to be preparing to say something. “WellI’mgladhedidn’thityourface!” “Eh?” Linda’s face is crimson. Her forehead glistens slightly. “Well, I uh. I’m gla-uh… I’m glad he didn’t… nevermind.” “Okay?” You look up as Darius exits the patient wing. The senior merc nods at you, smiling. “Sup, rookie. Fancy seeing you here.” “Hello Si- Darius. What’re you in for?” Darius cracks his neck loudly. “Just the usual check up. You?” “Getting my shoulder looked at.” Darius chuckles, shaking his head. “Jesus rookie, didn't you learn anything from my performance review? Be more careful.”
>>29979209Damn rectal scrubbers.
>>29979217>didn't you learn anything from my performance review?Absolutely.We learned that we're awesome and that we need to keep being that way!
>>29979217Has Darius not seen the video yet? Because he'd probably be facepalming at how poorly we took his advice to be careful if he had.
You figure he hasn’t yet seen your fight with Dreads yet. You decide not to mention it. “Yes, sir!” “Darius, rookie,” he calls over his shoulder. As you nod, you can see Linda staring down into her hands. You walk up to her. “Hey, is Dr. Barnes available now?” Linda nods, all of her initial coyness gone. “Yeah, he can see you now…” she murmurs softly. “Thanks, Linda.” As you walk into the medical wing, you hear a thud from the reception desk, as if someone struck it with a round hardened object. >Do you?>Help Linda clean up the spaghetti and send her your contact info>Just go in for your physical
>>29979081Fair warning anon. Although I'm not gonna say no romance, I haven't written it before, so don't expect anything too amazing
Rolled 7, 7, 10 = 24So, who do we waifu? Right now, our choices seem to be:1-Valkyrie 2-Svenja 3-Tsukino>>29979217>Help Linda clean up the spaghetti and send her your contact info
>>29979256>Just go in for your physicalPriorities, Ivan! Shoulder injury! Missions! IIIVVAAAAAAAAAN!
>>29979256>Just go in for your physicalEh, I like Tsukino better anyway.
>>29979274Don't forget Italian sniper chick Elda.
>>29979256>Help Linda clean up spaghettiHahahaAh shit man.Yeah, I can't help it.
>>29979256>Just go in for your physical>>299792743
>>29979256>>Help Linda clean up the spaghetti and send her your contact info>>29979274No one right now.
>>29979274>1Niggah you funnyOther two, I dunno. We'll see how things go.>No Eldascrew you too man.>>29979264We're just having mindless chatter for now, haha. Don't worry Fall Guy
>>29979274Option 0, Elda.Also, it's way too early in our career to think an arbitrary choice like this will stick anyways.
>>29979256>Help Linda clean up the spaghetti and send her your contact infoLet's be honest, we're going to end up here a lot, we're just that kind of guy. So we may as well get on good terms with the nice receptionist, it'll be helpful for the future, and who hasn't wanted a bit of fangirling over them.>>29979274Val doesn't seem like a waifu, we just fuck madly.I personally happen to like Tsukino, we work well together, she's adorable, and it's hilarious to tease her. Obviously this is a future thing, not saying we get together right now or start going on candlelit romantic dinners.
>>29979256>Just go in for your physical>>29979274Valkyrie only exists to break our pelvis.
>>29979256>Help Linda clean up the spaghetti and send her your contact infoWe should get it. Mind you, we should tell her we're not exactly available for a deeper relationship. Mercs don't have good survival statistics, and we don't want to leave a girl heartbroken if we die.
>>29979264Don't worry, I think people are just killing time between posts, they aren't actually going to try and turn this into some godawful dating sim.Right?...Right?>>29979256>Just go in for your physical
>>29979256>Help Linda clean up the spaghetti and send her your contact infoWhy not
>>29979256>Help Linda clean up her spaghettiWe're going to be here... A lot.
>>29979378I like Tsukino, but the last thing we fucking need is another PGQ.
>>29979378>...Right?Right. I strongly believe that there can be a balance.
>>29979256>>Just go in for your physical
>>29979370This. It solves the waifu problem for a while, and yet it still drops panties like nothing else.
>>29979378>>29979430>Implying messing with fangirls and shit is dating simYou guys are silly.
>Getting into a committed relationship when every chick on base wants our D and we have future prophylacticsPriorities damn
>>29979479Oh I didn't mean that, I more meant the post by that anon about "picking our waifu" and all the responses to it.
>>29979509I think anon was just kidding.>>29979461>>29979431Are basically my thoughts on it. Don't be afraid of waifuing. This is 'down time thread' anyway, they actually can't take over the quest.
>>29979256>Help Linda clean up the spaghetti and send her your contact info
> 2 minutes> you guys are very sensible> what will Ivan do once he retires and settles down with someone? Just the easy life or will he set out for ADVENTURE?> wedding acilesh
Anyone here watching the Owl?Holy shit
Taking the discussion in another direction.Is there a jump pack available for purchase down the line Fall Guy? What about jump capable power armor?
>>29979591> what will Ivan do once he retires and settles down with someone? Just the easy life or will he set out for ADVENTURE?I'd like to think Adventure.So far, he seems like an adrenaline junkie.
Rolled 1, 10, 7 = 18>>29979591>> what will Ivan do once he retires and settles down with someone? Just the easy life or will he set out for ADVENTURE?Neither.He will build a giant moonbase and terrorize his solar system.
>>29979605Fuck jumping. Boost charge or nothing.
>>29979370Sure, might be nice. We could get a fuckbuddy sort of relationship. It's a nice contrast to fight sex that we get with Valkyrie.
>>29979587Start a little website.Called MercChan.
>>29979591>ADVENTUREI think Ivan enjoys the rush far too much to live the easy life.
>>29979591THE RUSH THE THRILLTHE ONLY WAY THAT'S REAL
>>29979605Yes to both, although it's still considered pretty dangerous
>>29979659The Superb Owl is today and the Blue Eagles are blowing the Brown Horses the fuck out.
>>29979627There is nothing stopping you from using the turbines to do a jet engine assisted charge.
>>29979683i dont rugby sorry
>>29979683Again, what? No idea what you're talking about and I don't see how it relates to anything.
>>29979591Adventure, Ivan is a total adrenaline junkie and I don't think he'd be happy just sitting quietly and letting life pass him by.He might get into mercenary tourism, exploring the galaxy while picking up contracts on the way.
>>29979683I don't watch soccer. Sorry, man.
>>29979683I don't watch water polo, sorry.
>>29979681> Get Chain Axe> Get Big Honking Pistol> Get powered armor and jump packWe shall be an assault marine.Various cybernetic and genetic enhancements will also be required.
>>29979818How about we go one step further and become Kharn?
>>29979794Are ya just posting images for the hell of it now? Am I supposed to know who these people are or something?
>>29979853If we're gonna go that route, we might as well do pic related.
>>29979853I hear he's a pretty cool guy.
>>29979896Might be hard to find a daemonic war machine forged in the depths of the warp to ride in this setting...
>>29979683Dude, I don't watch competitive underwater basket weaving. Sorry.
inb4 Ivan ends up founding Mercenaires Sans Frontiérewould be cool tho
>>29979853Pre-Heresy Kharn i can dig. Or post depending on what happens to Ivan in the mean time.
>>29979902I heard he loves working down at the animal shelter taking care of stray cats and kittens.
>>29979915Nonsense! All we have to do is pledge a few skulls to our Lord Khorne...
>>29977145>SHOTGUN REVOLVER, LIKE SCIFI VERSION OF THE JUDGE!I got it.Shotrocket missile revolver.Monomolecular russian axe with the techboomerang module. Yes, it DOES have rocket propulsion, return-to-thrower, and target homing capability.Combat suit Eyelaser system: Because sometimes you just need a skullgun for your combat armor, and ivan is a nerd at heard. Pus side: No recoil!Collapsable/deployable tasershield. Doesn't get in the way, there at an moment's notice when t comes down to tomahawk time.And lastly, a back-mounted aerodynamic grenade dispenser. Pic related
>Temp poster here I amYou pause. standing in the corridor leading to the doctor’s office, thinking. Eventually you shrug and send a ping with your contact info to Linda. You make sure to include a caveat that she not spread it around. From the reception counter, a gasp. You smile and step into Dr. Barnes’ office. A balding middle aged man in a labcoat spins around in his chair to greet you. “Hello Mr. Kostov. I assume this isn’t too urgent, otherwise one of your friends would be dragging the upper half of your body into my office instead.” “Naw, Doc. Just need a quick check up on my right shoulder. Think it might be a bit busted from my last mission.” Doctor Barnes sighs as he stands up. “Turn around and let me take a look,” you comply. “God, you mercs. I don’t think that there’s any other job that allows people to accrue more injuries. And if there is I haven’t seen it.” A pause. “Yep, its broken. We got a whole lotta of hairline fractures, and one very large crack. It isn’t split in two or anything, so consider yourself lucky.” “Shit doc. How could you tell so quick.” >cont
>>29980257Dr. Barnes turns you around, tapping his temple. “I’ve got some very nice eyeware. Built in T-ray scanner. Opening a practice here was the best career move I ever made.” “I can believe it. Now what?” “Well,” says Dr. Barnes as he sends you an image of the inside of your shoulder, “It won’t be too difficult to fix, no need for messy micro splints or anything else, and luckily you don’t have one of those more exotic skeletal augments. Just need to inject some proprietary medical mumbo jumbo, check you up again in four days, and I can sign you off with a clean bill of health.” “Damn, that means more than a week before I can register for missions again.” Dr. Barnes grunts unsympathetically. “Then don’t get injured. Broken bones are especially difficult to deal with. Now relax your shoulder.” You comply once more as a long needle passes into your shoulder. “Ow.” Dr. Barnes pulls it out, tapping the syringe. “Didn’t flex. Good. It’s always a pain in the ass when some fool merc flexes and bends the needle.” You turn back around to face the good doctor. “Done now?” “Yep. That’s a 1,000 credit co-pay or whatever. Come back in four days so I can approve you for another drop. Have Linda fill in a time slot for you. Now get outta my office.” You leave the perfunctory Doctor’s office and walk back to the reception desk. Linda looks up at you and smiles nervously, before blushing furiously once more. “Hey, uh, when is Dr. Barnes available-” “12:00, 14:30, and 15:00,” interrupts Linda. “Uh, the 12:00 then.” “Oh! Ah, sorry for interrupting you again, Mr. Kostov.” “It’s no biggie,” you answer as you wave goodbye. >Ivan’s done at the Doctor’s Office!>Where will he go now?>Specify a location or specify a person to find
>>29980284Armory/Gun storeLet's check out the fun store.
>>29980284Let's check up upon how Tsukino's doing.
>>29980284Tsukino. Stealth questions.
>>29980284Let's talk to Elda and all the new recruits and get some drinks.
Rolled 7, 5, 8 = 20>>29980284This: >>29980318
>>29980284>>Where will he go now?We should find a way to invest our money. Need to start coming out ahead, and taking missions we don't have to buy more gear for.
>>29980284Go check up on Tsukino, maybe get lunch together, it's been a while since we've eaten. And we can probably check out the Armory catalog on our glasses, look at all the shiny new toys, like a bigger axe, and talk shop with Tsukino about them. Also ask about picking up some Stealth tips from her in exchange for us teaching her something we know.
Rolled 4, 10, 2 = 16>>29980318Lets do that
>>29980284Are the other teams back yet? If so might want to meet up and chin wag about our missions.
>>29980404This, but let's go light on the stealth. Some advice on subtlety would be nice, but I prefer being a big tough badass, not a ninja assassin.
guys, lets keep in mind that it seemed there were some feelings between Tsukino and Niels from after their first mission, if there are, lets be a bro and not get in the way of that
>>29980539Obviously. You never get on the bad side of a guy who hacked a CEO for 140,000 creds.
>>29980605>140,000 creds.speaking of money, its a pity we couldn't bring Dreads head back as proof of death for the payout, I'm interested in how the bounties will get paid off to us
>>29980539Aw, but I like her too!Well...lets see if she ends up picking one.
>>29980642It's a pity we couldn't hack the lawyers computers as well. As it's obvious by now that picking stuff up on missions is the only real way to make dosh.
>>29980657WoopAw well, I'm just copy pasting the updates anyway, figure I can chat with you guys too.
>>29980642We don't even know he's even dead for sure ourselves.I'm betting he isn't dead
God damn it, this really is going to turn into a waifu quest...
>>29980539We're here to smash things. We want Tsukino to us how to dodge things, or sneak up on things to smash them more effectively
>>29980539>Niels "I am a hacker, and therefore probably watch anime.">Tsukino "I am Japanese."They're obviously the perfect couple.
>>29980694>People like girls>Oh no! Waifus!You're silly.
>>29980689>spoileroh ho ho, just you wait until the bounties roll in
>>29980676NO. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE FUN TOO. RECTAL NANOBOTS, FORMATION CHANGE: TIGHTENING.
>>29980657So, Tsukino is an otome game protagonist, she spent her entire life under her father at his company, she finally came to StrikeOut and presented the romantic options, Ivan, the kind but teasing man who turns into a beast in battle, and Niels, the naive and good natured hacker who couldn't aim a rifle.
>>29980694Don't worry anon, you can be sure that any relationship Ivan tries to have will not last more than a week before Valerie breaks it, and us, again.
Rolled 4, 9, 8 = 21>>29980731>TIGHTENINGSHRED is superior.
>>29980689I have no idea if he's dead. He might be, he might not be, I'm just hoping that if he is alive that we get the bounty money before he comes back.Maybe he'll be a nice guy and just lay low for a while.
>>29980752So..it's Tsukino's husbando quest?
>>29980778I can live with that.
>>29980752nah, we ain't competing for that, we'll be a great bro, but we ain't looking for that, although I wouldnt mind looking for Valkyrie when she gets back and we're healed up for a rematch
>>29980778nope, its Survive Valkyrie Quest
>>29980778I'm surprisingly okay with this.
>>29980801Dude we need a couple more gene mods and a new skeleton before we don't lose a day or two doing that.
>>29980801I'd rather avoid Valk, what with the only recently repaired shoulder. We don't want to be out of commission for any longer than absolutely necessary.
>>29980854why do you think I'm eagerly awaiting Dreads bounty money?
Rolled 3, 5, 6 = 14>>29980854>>29980870As if she won't go Ivan hunting as soon as she returns to the Brick.
>>29980752Is otome like a version of galge for chicks?
>>29980870we've got 4 days before we can be cleared fit for duty, and 7 after that for a mission, and Valkyrie is gonna be back at least 3 days before we can take missions don't worry, we'd be fine, I'm sure she wouldnt put us out of commission when she is a Senior Partner and making sure StrikeOut does well is her job
>>29980936I'll be honest. I kinda wanna play one. Just to see what they're like.
Rolled 2, 7, 10 = 19>>29981013Do it then.
>>29981013Highly recommend Hatoful Boyfriend as a prime example of the genre
>>29981051Dude, that thing is just fucking weird.
>>29981051That the one with the pidgins posing as bishonen metrosexuals?
Discussion in this thread has gone in a very strange direction.
>>29981178It went into a strange direction when nanobots came into play.
You decide to hang out a little bit more with Tsukino. Minimizing the torrent of pings in your e-glasses you send her a comm request. After a few minutes of waiting, the channel opens. “Hello Kostov-san?” “Sup Tsukino. You busy?” “Oh no, not at all. I am having lunch in my quarters with Becker-san and Ruiz-san. I am trying to avoid all of the attention. Apparently Jalali-san went out of his way to inform people of our escapades.” “Oh awesome, I wanted to see those guys too.” “And I decided to invite Acerbi-san over too! It is becoming just like our own private party now.” You smile and roll your eyes at that. Kid sounds right excited at the prospect. You switch your e-glasses back to mirrored mode and put your hood back up. You might not be able to cut through G-Level this time, but this seems like it’ll be sufficient to get to the quarters. Keeping your head low, you hurry through the hallways of the Brick avoiding eye contact with everyone. Luckily, you aren’t nearly accosted by some station mom this time, and you manage to make it to Tsukino’s room unhindered. You stand before the door, inhale deeply, and knock three times. The door slides open, revealing Markos’ grinning face. “Jesus dude. I don’t think my abuela even knocks on doors. You can be such a throwback.” “Not surprised your grandmother is hip and happening. Probably isn’t even fifty yet.” Markos snorts as he leads you into Tsukino’s suite. It’s way bigger than yours. Like, three or four times the size, and that’s just the living area. You whistle. “Damn Tsukino, sweet digs.” Tsukino smiles. “Really, it is nothing too spectacular, I hope.” You walk forward and take a seat at an insanely low table in the center of the somewhat barren room. “This traditional?”
>>29981202“Indeed Kostov-san. My father was always going on about preserving Japanese culture and values. I suppose some of it has rubbed off on me.” Taking a seat, you reach out and grab at the box of pizza on the center of the table. “This traditional too?” “Becker-san and Ruiz-san insisted I try some of this pizza. It is very heavy.” “I told Markos we shouldn’t have started her off on a deep dish.” You’re jaw practically unhinges as you chomp into the fat slice. “Don’t care. Been forever since not glop.” Markos chuckles as he sits down next to you. “Yeah, you and Elda man, neither of you two ever eat out. Must be a nice change of pace, eh? You cheap bastard.” “Mmmmph,” you attempt to respond around a mouthful of bread and sauce and cheese and meaty toppings. Just then, the Tsukino’s door opens once more. Elda is standing in the doorway, looking abnormally cross. A perfunctory greeting to Tsukino and she is across the room, glaring down at you. “You are a clinically certified ritardato. You utterly foolish, glory hungry, pissheaded coglione.” >How does Ivan respond?
Rolled 8, 10, 5 = 23>>29981178/tg/ - Everything
>>29981220"Nice to see you too Elda."
>>29981220'I didn't know you cared'
Rolled 9, 2, 5 = 16>>29981220"Thanks for caring Elda." thumbs up and grin "But seriously it was either go big or go die"
>>29981220"And plenty of other stuff too. Hungry?"
>>29981220>>29981237Gotta say I agree. And then add later"Hey, don't look at me, I didn't put it up on the big screen. Hell I didn't even know it was recording."
>>29981220"Thanks, want some pizza?"
>>29981237>>29981265Second these two
Rolled 9, 7, 5 = 21>>29981220Voglio mangiare la torta sui capezzoli.
>>29981220>>29981237>>29981249These two. Throw in some eyebrow wiggling or something.
>>29981220CQC fighters armed with axes aren't known for their life expectancy, Elda.I am, however, surprised that you care about my well being. I appreciate it.
Rolled 4, 7, 2 = 13>>29981267You win the most OC answer!>>29981265Like this.
Rolled 8, 2, 4 = 14>>29981309Pardon me?
>>29981220"How can testicles be glory hungry? You're not making any sense, Elda."
>>29981220*give her the GRIT MODE grin*then hand her some pizza
>>29981373Let me rephrase that."I fight mainly in melee, Elda. It's bound to happen eventually."
>>29981373Ivans not a Khorne Berzerker yet anon.
“Mmmmph mph GULP. Nice to see you too Elda.” Elda simply looks disgusted. Crossing her arms, she waits for you to say something else. You swallow the remainder of your pizza. “Didn’t know you cared.” Elda’s expression get’s slightly more wrathful at your impudence. “All of this risk taking and dare devilry just for some recognition, is that it?” “Hey don’t look at me. I didn’t film it, nor did I put it up on the big screen. Blame Cy for that shit.” “It is true, Acerbi-san,” confirms Tsukino, appearing silently from behind in incensed italian. “I do not think that Kostov-san was thinking of… anything really when he fought that oni.” Elda sighs and sits down across the table from you. “Clearly not,” she says, before lifting up a slice of pizza and carefully placing it onto a plate. “Do you have any utensils, Tsukino?” Tsukino bustles off before depositing a fork and knife next to Elda and taking a seat. You are then treated to one of the funniest sights in human space. A merc trying to eat deep dish pizza with cutlery. You try not to laugh. Markos fails before you do. “Hahahaha! Jesus Elda, that ain’t how you eat deep dish at all!” Elda scowls at Markos. “I am aware. However, even if this is the barbaric creation of some heathen Americans, I shall eat my food as a civilized human being would.”
>>29981841Markos shrugs before turning to face you. “Me and Niels had a good drop with Ifu. Managed to snag some pretty nice credits while we were out there too.” “Oh really,” you ask around a mouthful of pizzay goodness. “What kinda dosh did you get?” “Just some grade A proprietary tech shit. Like, we’re talking a new battery design here. I was hoping maybe you could help us out.” “Sure thing,” you reply. Markos sends over some schematics. You swallow. “That looks pretty complicated.” “Hey man, just thought I’d try to cut you in on our little venture.” You grin and nod. “Hey, never said I wouldn’t try.” You’re about to return to your pizza when you notice Elda staring at you. Her face is weirdly relaxed, like she was scowling at you but forgot to keep the muscles tensed up. Tsukino herself is glancing between you two, her face worried. Looking over at Niels, you see him openly staring at Tsukino, a dreamy expression on his face. >Jesus, are Markos and I the only ones here for the food?>What should Ivan do?
>>29981876>Eat more pizza.
Rolled 8, 1, 4 = 13>>29981935>>29981876Ignore women, eat pizza
>>29981876"So Niels, how'd your op go? You hack your way to being a millionaire yet?"While drawing attention to Niels demonstrate to Elda how to eat pizza properly, by folding it in half in your hand
Rolled 6, 2, 4 = 12>>29981876"If the rest of you are just gonna sit and stare I'm sure Markus and I can eat the rest of this."
>>29981876Eat more pizzaAlso try not to stare at Elda for her weird look.Then proceed to stare anyway."Somethin on my face?"Swallow before you speak, also.
>>29981876Give Elda a wink, just for shits and giggles.
>>29981876This >>29981972Chat with Neils and then utterly appall Elda. Make sure to smile.After that ask Elda what she's been doing lately. Complain a bit about having to wait for a while since our shoulder broke.
>>29981876Seconding >>29982008>>29982030and then>>29981972
Start with >>29982030, then continue to >>29982003.
>>29982204I like the fusion of them
>>29981876"Niels, Jesus, just ask her out or something. Damn."
>>29981876>“Just some grade A proprietary tech shit. Like, we’re talking a new battery design here. I was hoping maybe you could help us out.”"Man, you guys get all the good stuff. I've got to start salvaging stuff. Like relationships. Gosh, i can find a fuck, but not a girlfriend, even if she was staring in my face!"POINTED LOOK AT NIELS. Commence eyebrow waggling if he still doesn't get it
You glance around the room. Markos seems just as nonplussed by the weird atmosphere in the room as you are. You reach out and grab another slice of pizza, making sure to keep near eye contact with Elda. You fold it in half, an impressive feat considering its deep dish, and just as you bite into it, you suddenly lock eyes with the woman. She doesn’t immediately respond. You decide to wink. Elda’s face reconfigures into a look of confusion. You swallow. “Somethin’ on my face Elda?” A pause, then Elda gasps slightly. Her back suddenly straightens, as if someone reinserted the stick that’s so often up her ass. She scowls at you, ears turning slightly pink. Taking advantage of her momentary confusion, you shift the focus of the conversation onto Niels. “So Niels, you gonna be a millionaire any time soon? Or were you already?” Niels looks at you, slightly dazed, before shaking his head. “Ahhhh, yes, yes, no! No not at all, I mean no. No I’m not on the verge of becoming a millionaire.” “Yeah man,” continues Markos, clearly glad to have the conversation flowing again, “No rich executives this time. Maybe next drop, right Niels?” “Yeah…” responds Niels, that dreamy look overtaking him once more. Kid is fucking hopeless. You reach out underneath the low table and give him a little kick. Niels yelps in surprise. Not exactly the manliest reaction. Mentally declaring the cause lost for today, you bury yourself in pizza. Luckily, Tsukino and Markos fill in the conversational void for you, each one relaying the events from their mission.
>>29982646“Yeah yeah. You would not believe the weird shit they had in the imagineering rooms. Looked like a cross between a hippie’s living room, a kindergarten, and a fucking sex dungeon. Engineers man… So Elda, what happened on your mission?” Elda looks up at Marcos before looking back down at the table. “Nothing. Nothing worth talking about,” she replies softly. Before Markos can needle her for more information, the female merc is on her feet. “Thank you for inviting me over to your suite, Tsukino. It’s very nice.” And with that she’s gone out the door.
>>29982672>[End of Thread] everyone
>>29982672>Elda looks up at Marcos before looking back down at the table. “Nothing. Nothing worth talking about,” she replies softly.oh that is definitely something to talk about
>>29982698Thanks for filling in temp FGand thanks for the thread FG
Rolled 1, 5, 4 = 10>>29982698Thank you fall guy!
>>29982707yeah something wrong there, we should talk to her about itFG, any idea when next thread will be?
Alright guys thats all for tonight. lets take a moment to thank Angelic and TempFallGuy for making this thread possible. They are both great and I am sincerely thankful to both. I think next thread will be on Tuesday. Check the Twitter for specifics. Thanks for playing today, I should be back in the saddle by then
>>29982790Indeed they are both awesome for helping out, any rough estimates as to time of the thread?
Thanks Moegelic and Temp!
>>29982831No problem folks. Happy to help
>>29982790Thanks, it was fun as always Fall Guy. And thanks Angelic and TempFallGuy, it was awesome of you guys to do what you did
>>29982790A quick addition: TempFallGuy is in fact the ever based Program0 of AI quest fame. I'm grateful for the two excellent QMs found the time to help me out. So another resounding THANK YOU to both
>>29982790So, are ya archiving it or should someone else?
>>29982907Again, no worries man. Let me know if you need help like that again. I know what it's like to lose your access to 4chan during quest.>>29982920He said he had it, no worries.