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=homoerotismAnd a Foolz search link for those of you who don’t want homoeroticism in your suptg search history:http://archive.foolz.us/tg/search/subject/Deniable%20Assets%20Quest/tripcode/!m0Qr3Wnyeg/type/op/Pastebin 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.
You grunt a begrudging assent as Niels checks the time on his e-glasses. “Ah crap, sorry Ivan. I got to go meet Ifu for some training.”“Oh hey, that’s pretty cool.”“I suppose so, but I think that for today at least, this is goodbye. Also, get the fuck out of my quarters.”You snort and roll your eyes as you take your leave of Ivan’s quarters. You’re halfway down the hallway when you remember what you wanted to say. Unfortunately, Niels is already gone, off to wherever the hell he was going anyway. “Damn,” you mutter, “And his reaction would’ve been great too.”Ah well. That’s always something you can harass Niels with later. Just as you wonder what you’ll do with yourself today, a ping notification appears in your e-glasses. It’s from Svenja. http://pastebin.com/Z6jQGekNFucking hell. You thought you did a pretty good job bossing Tsukino around. Although, looking back on it, you only gave minimal orders. Sorta left Tsukino to her own devices. Mostly just stuck to scowling and smiling like a fucking lunatic. That might not be terribly professional.Shrugging to yourself, you boredly contemplate the deserted hallway, when yet another ping comes in. It’s Cy.>Hey man, you got a minute? I’m taking you up on that armoring offer.>Well, not like you have anything better to do, right?>Go visit Cy>Write in
>>30122125>Well, not like you have anything better to do, right?>Go visit Cy
>>30122125>Well, not like you have anything better to do, right?>Go visit CyNo messages from that nurse we gave our contact info to last night?
>>30122316she probably had a heart attack
>>30122125>Well, not like you have anything better to do, right?Draw me like one of your french skeletons.
Almost done writing
Exactly, you have nothing better to do anyway. Wondering why you even were wondering about helping Cy out, you march off your quarters to acquire your various tools of the trade. Micro-welder, stuff like that. As you walk, you ping Cy.>Hey dude. Be there in a bit.Burrowing through your somewhat messy quarters you eventually recover all of your equipment. You might need to clean this place up a bit should you have the time. Your mind full of obligations to personal cleanliness, you make for Cy’s quarters.Holy shit, it’s like it got bombed or something. The room is an absolute sty, clothing and wrappers lie strewn about every which way. Thank god it doesn’t smell. Much. Staring around in shock and horror, you mouth uncomprehendingly at Cy.“Huh. Huh. Hooooooowwww?”Cy looks around his room for a few seconds before responding. “Mostly just gotta get them to invite me back to their place. Keeps me on top of my game, you know?”“But dude. They have bots for this shit. Or at least, for all the hard parts.”Cy shrugs. “Don’t want a bot rifling through my shit.”Shaking your head, you look around the sullied quarters. “So. Where in this mess is the armor or whatever you wanted me to work on? Underneath the socks?”Cy chuckles and directs you to his bed, where his body armor is located, along with several hexagonal plates. You walk up to them. Cy stand behind you, grinning excitedly. “It’s the latest release in the Electractive Defense line. These bad boys have a hyper capacity battery that allows them to fry incoming munitions with electricity. It’s insane.”You sit down on the corner of Cy’s bed and get to work on the armor.>Roll a 3d10 for a tech check!>Also, anything you want to say to Cy?
Rolled 6, 6, 3 = 15>>30122559>>Roll a 3d10 for a tech check!
Rolled 5, 9, 10 = 24>>30122559rollan
Rolled 8, 1, 2 = 11>>30122559
Rolled 7, 3, 10 = 20>>30122559PRAISE TO THE OMNISSIAH
Rolled 2, 3, 8 = 13>>30122559
>>30122559so, how the hell a broke rookie merc like you got your hands on one of those?
Rolled 5, 6, 10 = 21>>30122559
Rolled 10, 3, 3 = 16>>30122766he probably is not as broke as we are
>>30122125Only a B-? WHOOO!I thought it would be a straight F! Hooray for being slightly above average!
You pull out your micro-welder and get to work on the Electractive Armor plates, soldering them into place along the designated attachment lines. You make sure to put them over area that need the most protection. As you work, a thought occurs to you. “Hey Cy. You aren’t no Elda or Tsukino or nothing. Where the hell did a rookie like you manage to find the cash to pay for armor plates like these? Electractive is high tech shit.”Cy grunts as he watches you work. “Eh. After I finished with Shattered Moon, turned out I had enough credits to make the down payment on a few of these bad boys. StrikeOut gave me a loan to cover the rest of the cost.”You look up from your work. “Dude. You’re a heavy weapons specialist. I think you may be the only rookie more broke than me right now, and you decided to get this?”Cy shrugs and you continue. “I mean c’mon, don’t you ever want to not be StrikeOut’s debt slave?”“Hey bro. I’m not about to get out of debt any time soon, so way I figure it, I set it up so I can stay alive for as long as possible, then I can pay StrikeOut back. I’m not gonna put my life on the line just to pay off my debt. Like some people in this room.”“Hey now…”“I’m just saying. Priorities man.”Snorting, you go back to welding on the final hexagon plate. “So how much did this shit cot you anyway?”“Twenty thou.”“Total? That’s not too bad at all then.”“No. Each.”You look up at Cy in horror. “Dude. There are ten of these fucking things. That’s like a metric asston of red you just buried yourself in.”Cy merely shrugs his indifference once more. “Whatever. I’ll stay alive. And not get my ass injured an barred from missions for about two weeks.”>Choices in next post
>Do you:>Continue to reprimand Cy for his fiscal irresponsibility.>Move on to other topics, such as:>>So, you hear what happened to Elda? [Tell someone despite Elda’s poking insistence not to]>>So, you know anything about this Marlena chick?>>What were you and Markos doing yesterday?>>Write in
>>30123074>>>So, you know anything about this Marlena chick?>>>What were you and Markos doing yesterday?one of these (do not talk about Elda, that would be a dick move)
>>30123074>>So, you know anything about this Marlena chick?Leave Elda out of it for now. The fact that she has an adorably sensitive side is a secret we should keep under our hat.For now.
Rolled 7, 8, 6 = 21>>30123074>>So, you know anything about this Marlena chick?>>What were you and Markos doing yesterday?
>>30123074>>What were you and Markos doing yesterday?
>>30123074Hey, should we ping Neils and ask him if Cy's a prospect on the drop he's planning?
Rolled 6, 4, 7 = 17>>30123074>>>So, you know anything about this Marlena chick?>>>>What were you and Markos doing yesterday?
>>30123074>>So, you know anything about this Marlena chick?>>What were you and Markos doing yesterday?>>Write inWhile doing this, try to learn as much as possible from these funky plates, if that's a thing we can do.
>>30123160Couldn't hurt to put him on a prospective crew list, along with Elda.>>30123074>>So, you know anything about this Marlena chick?>>What were you and Markos doing yesterday?
>>30123074>>>So, you know anything about this Marlena chick?I think we want to know if was she the psycho that elda was talking about
So..if my math is correct, and it's probably not, Cy can literally never get himself out of this debt, barring any sort of dramatic windfall.Sucker.
>>30123227Pay grades. He gets promoted, he'll beat interest.This does underscore the need to make bank.
>>30123052>>Write inLets ask about that weapons market we could set up in Level-K.
>>30123254But that is assuming he doesn't push himself further into debt before his pay grade increases. Which given his current love of spending, seems unlikely.
>>30123307Oh yeah, the swap meet idea. Couldn't hurt, and it might be pretty popular with the old folk.
>>30123324Lets give the QM room to write the characters and think about how to get US outta debt, bro. I hope by now we're getting close to dispelling this whole idea about 'oh we can just do missions and be a wage slave forever' being the way to go.Cy might also be doing work on the side, he's a combat medic and that might mean he picks up the odd shift as an ambulance monkey or something.
Alright, learn about Shenanigans with Markos, get whatever info Cy has on Marlena.Ask about Electractive defenses if time permits, remember to ping Niels later about including Cy on drop.
>>30123351That idea is for getting equipment under market price, where does it turn into a profit for us? It's just about reducing cost.
>>30123357I thought we did that when we had the arguments about gaming the stock market?
>>30123384Apparently not, with the way people voted afterwards. We should set up a goddamn mechanic's shop.
>>30123379Couldn't hurt. Not spending as much or trading for goods or services would help with saving money, albeit at a slower pace and using older goods.
>>30123254I'm not so sure about that. We only barely broke interest thanks to the pay grade increase, and that was on mission one. We started out with a debt of 80 grand. We get ~10 grand per mission, assuming things go well. We're juust about able to pull past interest, and we're only allowed to pay back so much of our loan at a time.Cy probably started around 90 grand, conservatively, and he just dug himself into a 200 grand hole. We can't calculate the loan interest, because it was never given to us ("XX%" was all we got), but, if we assume, say, 10%...With the cap on repayment, Cy is Literally unable to escape debt.
>>30123437We got 20 grand last mission.
Rolled 1, 1, 5 = 7>>30123437thats only on base pay rates, not taking into account bonuses for secondary objectives and loot and profits from spoilsthere are many ways for Cy to get out of debt, they merely take time
>>30123426It doesn't hurt, but it fixes nothing. What it's good for is reputation but probably every merc would say more about us adjusting the mainspring in his sidearm than about us finding someone to buy some trashy old gun they had lying around.
>>3012349610 grand base pay, plus hazard, plus keeping the base in tact. If the mission did not go *Exceptionally* well, we would have been looking at 13 grand., plus marginal amounts from loot.
>>30123496And we spent half of it on our debt...
>>30123526>if it didn't go exceptionally wellAll that means is we keep performing as well as possible, which hopefully involves some more teamwork.It does nicely support the idea that we need a lot more money than the occasional odd job cleaning a friend's gun is gonna cover.
>>30123496I think he means net since we still have to deduct the expense of mission specific new equipment from our take.
Anyone else expecting compulsory augmentation upgrades as you rise in rank?
>>30123564Yep. Didn't want to divorce that other guy's math from reality, though he was making a good point.
>>30123517We ARE a techie, so if we get older guns and refurbish them for ourselves, we can save a good bit of dosh. Plus, if we show off our refurbished gun to the previous owner, we could then start up a repair shop.
>>30123585No, but I AM expecting that if we want to stick with being close-in badass guy we're gonna be shelling out for life preservation and dermal impact armor and shit like you wouldn't believe.We need to buy a fucking shotgun.
>>30123600Man, if we want an actual tech job all we gotta do is get on space facebook and mention that we'd like one. Everybody's inviting our ass to shit right now. Part-time work in a shop when we're available for contracting could be just the thing to do during downtime.
>>30123608I agree with the shotgun sentiment, at least.
>>30123600Techie or no, refurbished items are not what we want to be staking our life on. Upgrading new equipment, sure, but the second we miss ONE flaw in the equipment, it's going to kill us.
>>30123600Or we could resell them for a profit, a grand or two here and there could be useful for chipping away at the principle on our loans.
>>30123608I say fuck the dept and buy Cy's like armor.....if we are dead we can't pay it off richt?and we need fucking armor if our base strategy is run up and fuck people's day with an axe
>>30123672I expect Cy's shit isn't even the best on the market.
>>30123672Not really true, if you dig a deep enough hole you'll never make the interest payments...then you're screwed.
>>30123672Let's see what we can do to toe a middle line, anon. Cy is being fed to us as an example by the QM as far as I can tell, he's showing off some kinda cool tech but not a great example to follow.
>>30123672yeah nah, we're not going to be stupid and get into debt like that, if we are seriously upgrading anything, its going to be our skeleton, our muscles and our support wetware
>>30123688so imagine how shitty ours is!I mean if we keep getting hurt on missions StrikeOut may think we are not worth the risk and execute or debt or some future monetary screw over and shit.we are clearly a bad investiment if we almost die everytime we go for a walk
>>30123672Let's not.There are cheaper options for defense that won't result in us being indebted to the company forever.
>>30123736>StrikeOut may think we are not worth the risk and execute or debt or some future monetary screw over and shit.Can someone translate that into English for me?
>>30123736watdid you seriously just say that our employer, who we are earning shitloads of money for, doing successful drops, will execute us if we get injured doing a hazardous job?
>>30123828>>30123777I fucked up the OURexecute our debt in some way that forces us to do something umpleasantenglish is really not my thing sorry anons
>>30123875still makes utterly no sense from an employers stand point...
>>30123875CURSE YOU, GRAMMAR! CURSE YOU TO THE DEEPEST PITS OF HELL!
>>30123875You mean leverage our debt to get us to do something for them? We're already murdering people for them.It's likely StrikeOut's piece of the pie for any of these jobs is bigger than what the mercs get combined. They have to pay for transportation, insertion, extraction, any other hidden costs, and probably lawyers and negotiators. Let's not start getting paranoid by thinking our part of the puzzle matters as much to them as the insertion craft not exploding, or something, and do our job well.We need money but easy with the paranoia.
>>30123901if we are not likely to stay alive to pay our debt they may sell it to someone else, our extract the most of us while they can
>>30123931yeah, that makes more sense
“So Cy. I’m assuming that Markos failed to impress upon you the importance of fiscal responsibility while the pair of you were in the Armory yesterday?”Cy chuckles. “Guy tried man. But he didn’t have a fucking leg to stand on, the way he was drooling over those exotic shells for the MPSE.”“What, like incendiaries and bolas?”“Well not bolas. He went on a like five minute rant about how evil those things were. No he was really excited about some EM shells. Apparently they can scramble electronics something fierce.”“That actually sounds pretty convenient.”“Yeah,” replies Cy as he clips on his upgraded torso armor, “But hella expensive. They’re not like the dummy rounds that StrikeOut hands us for free. Shit costs moolah.”“Huh. But it’s at a mark up too. I don’t think anyone else sells exotic ammo outside of the Armory.”“Not that I’ve heard of,” answers Cy bitterly. “There are a fuckton of sweet warheads for my GOLP-3, but I can’t get any of them, they’re all at least a hundred credits a pop.”“Well, at least you resisted the urge to buy those too.”“Hey man. The Armory gave me a sweet loan on those hex-plates. Like half the normal rate. It’s smart marketing man. They give me good rates on great armor, I stay alive longer to buy more of their shit. One hand washes the other.”“Whatever dude,” you say, snorting. Cy really needs to work on those impulse purchases. Ain’t no way there’s an interest rate good enough to be worth going 200,000 more in the red. You decide to change the subject though. Cy can get a little defensive about his spending habits. “So man, you hear about somebody named Marlena Redskies?”
Cy slides the body armor off, gently laying it on top of a pile of t-shirts. “Shit dude, the Martian? A little. How’d you hear about her?”You decide not to share your suspicions about Elda’s misadventure with the Martian. Shit’s private. Instead, you attempt to play it cool. “Dunno. Went drinking with Choi Lei and Maxim last night. She was there too. Wondered if you knew anything about her.”“Not directly. No,” answers Cy, looking serious, “But Choi did mention her a few times when I was getting specialty training with him.”“Oh?”“Yeah. Supposed to be pretty cool most of the time. Got this weird like vendetta thing going on though. Against Mars, I mean. Choi didn’t go into specifics.”“Any details?”“Not really. Choi mentioned this one time she blew up like five grain silos as a distraction during a drop that went FUBAR. Shot a ‘nade into one and ran to cover their evac. Bunch of big explosions.”“Shit.”“I know, right,” responds Cy as he picks up the body armor and begins to pack it into his duffel bag. “Thanks for the equip, bro. Armory wanted to charge me like 5,000 for it.”“No problem,” you say as you stand up from Cy’s bed. “That’ll be 2,000. Friend discount.”Cy looks up at you in shock. “You’re joking.”You roar with laughter. “Completely. It was an honor enabling your fiscal irresponsibility.”Cy joins you with a few nervous chuckle of his own. “Yeah… but seriously I’m completely broke until next mission. I can’t have any surprise fees or anything until I get paid.”>What shall Ivan do?>Leave Cy, go off and do something else:>>Visit gym to revel in your glorious super muscles>>Visit the firing range to practice with one of your guns [Specify one]>>Write In>Also, does Ivan give Cy a friendly loan, and if so, how much?
>>30123991>Visit gym to revel in your glorious super muscles.>Also, does Ivan give Cy a friendly loan, and if so, how much?Nope, nothing worse than loaning money to a friend you know is shit with money.
>>30123991>>>Visit the firing range to practice with one of your guns [Specify one]lets go practice with our ARs or a shotgun
Rolled 9, 5, 7 = 21>>30123991>>Visit gym to revel in your glorious super muscles>Also, does Ivan give Cy a friendly loan, and if so, how much?1000, just to get by
>>30124069check if Neils is free already and invite him. the guy needs practice
Rolled 9, 10, 2 = 21>>30124184Also this
>>30124069This.>>30124184Guy's at the firing range if he hasn't left already, he was gonna go practice with his ex-cop friend or whoever.
>>30123991We practice with throwing the tomahawk.Sometimes, you really need to fuck something up from far away.
>>30123991>Visit Gym, see if you can sign up for more CQC lessons>Tell Cy you're happy to buy him diner but there's no way in hell you're loaning him money.
>>30124291Ooooh, I like this solution with money.Voting for this.
Rolled 1Alright, well there seems to be a tie.Rolling a d2 to sort it out. Next update should be faster1- Gym2- Range
>>30124317Everyone thinks we're crazy and our CQC expertise is 'get a bitchin' axe and be insane.' Not sure this is the solution you were hoping for.
It really is a straight toss up, but after getting your shit pushed in by Dreads before your absurd recovery, you feel like pumping some iron. Or whatever the hell they make the ultra-dense weight plates from. Wandering back to your quarters to grab a change of clothes, you hurry down to the gym. It’s 1100 station time, you’re surprised you haven’t seen more people out and about. Maybe you missed the morning commute when you were hanging out with Cy.You walk up to the gym, bag hanging off of your shoulder and water bottle in hand. The doors slide open to reveal a room, perhaps not filled, but certainly much more occupied than the last time you were here. You check your e-glasses in confusion. Ah. Saturday. We got civvies on deck.You walk into the gym, somewhat conscious of the stares. Most mercs have no interest in exercise, enhanced muscles and the nature of their work obviating much of the need. Besides, even with myocyte pack Ares and Neo Hemoglobin, you can still make gains. Shit only forces you to work harder and longer. Still, you can’t help but feel a little abashed as you set yourself up in the section of the gym designed for the super-human mercs. Exercising around civvies feels like arm wrestling a kindergartener. Of course you’re stronger, what are you trying to prove? Nothing of course, but it still leave you with a strangely guilty sensation.A sensation which vanishes as you strain against the hydraulic bench press. Time to revel in your genetically enhanced physique. The exertion drowns out all thoughts and irrational feelings of shame. You inhale and exhale in a rhythm, matching the flexing of your muscles. After about fifty some reps you slide the bar back into the locked position and wonder if you should hop onto the treadmill next or do some free weights.>roll 3d10
Rolled 9, 8, 3 = 20>>30124645
Rolled 7, 8, 10 = 25>>30124645
Rolled 9, 9, 9 = 27>>30124645
>>30124777>>30124708>>30124663These rolls... so good for something so minor. What a pity.I'll try to work in a reward or something for them. Taking suggestions.
>>30124797>Suggestions?Next time we run into Valkyrie she gives us a few actual combat lessons before we end up fight-fucking each other?
>>30124797>I'll try to work in a reward or something for them. Taking suggestions.maybe unlocking something in our muscles, giving us extra power or exertion from them in critical times?>>30124881that sounds good
>>30124797Gym Groupies? Amazing Bob the bartender? Hot date night with Elda?
>>30124881Valkyrie is more of a heavy weapons specialist. But I'll see if I can't wrangle a Senior Partner or something in for combat lessons.>>30124900Perhaps...>>30124902>Amazing Bob the BartenderNot in a million years.Also, been writing, will be writing for a bit.
>>30124797Belch sees us pumping iron and teaches us some old Russian Military Wrestling moves. Us learning some non-lethal takedown moves might be a good idea, considering that bashing dudes in the back of the head didn't work
>>30124797>I'll try to work in a reward or something for them. Taking suggestions.Second Breath: Once per mission you may boost your physical stats as if you had rolled a 9 on the lowest part of the picked rolls.
>>30124986You mean like Sambo?
>>30124986That might be good, we need a way to knock out dudes without shooting them in the leg. Shooting people in the leg won't help us if we're extracting an unwilling target.
>>30125029No. Like wrestling a space bear.
As you swing your arms out you notice something out of the corner of your eye. You bring your right arm to a halt centimeters away from hitting whatever it is. Turning your head to fully face whatever it is you almost rammed into, you are confronted by Linda the receptionist. She’s wearing conservative work out clothing, leaning a bit on the pudgy end of things? Perhaps, but the fact she didn’t just get it gene modded away speaks volumes for her. The bashful receptionist looks down at you with a pink face. Although that’s probably just the fact that she’s in a gym.“Iva- Mr. Kosto- ahhhh… hi.”“Hi Linda,” you answer as you snatch up your water bottle and take a long draw from it. Unlike Maxim’s, this one actually has water in it. “You gotta watch out there. I don’t like to think what would’ve happened if I hit you with my full ‘tard strength.”“Oh,” gasps Linda as she takes a few steps back. “No, I don’t think I’d want to end up using my employee discount at Dr. Barnes’ clinic.”“Nah,” you say as you walk over to the free weights. Easier to talk and curl than talk and sprint. “So, you making the pilgrimage to glorious self improvement?”“Oh, I, uh, yes,” answers Linda in a stammered rush. “I didn’t think mercs ever went to the gym.”“Not normally. No,” you answer, “But my muscles are still organic so I figure why not. I ever get them replaced with cybernetics I’ll probably still end up coming back here.”“Wow,” says Linda. “So you are enhanced? How?”>What do the Ivan?>Answer Linda’s inane questions seriously>Make some sort of unkind joke>Politely neutral response, go get a shower, go somewhere else>Write In
>>30125101>Answer Linda’s inane questions seriously>Politely neutral response, go get a shower, go somewhere elseAVOID THE HOMO SHOWER
>>30125101Don't be an asshole. Tell her you've got some basic augmentations, she's trying to advance in the medical field for all we know and is probably interested in our weird fake guts. Humor is fine but try not to be a chode, she seems nice and might be helping put you back together someday.
>>30125101>>Answer Linda’s inane questions seriously"Just the blood and the muscles." (and whatever I forgot)"...other parts didn't need enhancement" jk
>>30125161Send Linda to glorious shower of eroticism, ("Hey, the third shower to the right gets a bit hotter then the rest of them. I'd use that one.)If Tsukino arrives, suggest the same shower to her.
>>30125244>TsukinoNah dude, we're setting her and Niels upalthough Elda....
>>30125101>Answer Linda’s inane questions seriouslyNo point in being a douchecanoe.
>>30125270>>30125161Perfectly good opportunity to chat up a woman you've given your contact info to on a possible date, but anon wants to make her gay or ditch her./tg/ - good with the ladies.
>>30125270"Cy, get Val in the rape shower and find Neils. I've just found us a way to get out of debt..."
Didn't Niels give us something to tinker with? Or am I mixing thing up?
>>30125359Markos did, the batteries schematics they looted from their drop
There are some interesting ideas involving that shower bouncing around... Answer Linda's questions seriously. Writing
>>30125370Mercs gone Wild: With Snoop Dog ver 3.75!You've never seen deniable assets with such nice assets!
>>30125437>Snoop Dog ver 3.75The newest Snoop Dogg edition is shit, 3.25 was and always will be the best.
“Well let’s see here… I’ve got myocyte pack Ares, Neo Hemoglobin, Carbon nanotubes weaved into my skeletal structure, and the Hirosata processor.”Linda nods. “Yup, makes sense. Even the most basic muscle augs require skeletal reinforcement. Primary limiting factor to strength output.”“Huh. Seems you know a bit about augs.”Linda grins. “My specialty. I’m only doing the reception thing ‘till I’m done with my Bio-Engineering degree.”You whistle. Bioneers are the driving force behind the augments you know and love, from gene mods to cybernetic implants. “No wonder you’re working reception here. Perfect case study for your field in action.”Linda nods, “Yup! Although,” she continues, her face falling into a frown, “I’m actually an intern. I was sort of hoping for a more fulfilling experience than Dr. Barnes is offering. He says next augment procedure I can observe, but I was hoping for a bit more excitement I guess.”You place the dumbbell back on the rack and shrug. “Sorry to hear that. But hell, at least it’ll look good on your resume if you can spin it correctly.”Linda merely nods and sighs. “Oh, I’m sorry Iv- Mist-”“Ivan.”“Ivan then! I’m sorry for taking up your time, I’ll let you get back to working out.”“Alright then,” you say, giving the retreating intern a lazy wave. “Now then. You and I treadmill. We have a date with destiny.”A while later, you hop back off of the treadmill, thoroughly exhausted. Time to shower. You are about to walk into the bathroom when you pause. Which shower was it? Which one was the dreaded shower? Shit, you were so disconcerted by the entire experience, you forgot to remember which one was which?>Will Ivan get into the Shower of Mysterious Sexual Distortion?>Roll a 3d10 to find out!
Rolled 2, 6, 10 = 18>>30125804Uh oh.
Rolled 8, 5, 7 = 20>>30125804
Rolled 10, 3, 10 = 23>>30125804Homo shower fun time!
>>30125871Well, clearly she joins us for that shower now...
Rolled 9, 7, 3 = 19>>30125804
Rolled 8, 4, 10 = 22>>30125804AVOID THE HOMO SHOWERPROTIP, ITS THE ONE WITH RAINBOW COLOURED WATER
Rolled 3, 6, 7 = 16Alright, what the actual fuck is with these rolls?Damnit Dice Gods, save this shit for a combat sequence.
>all these amazing rolls>inb4 a bunch of single digit rolls when we get in combat
Rolled 1, 5, 8 = 14>>30125804Our mind is unbendable.Our will is firm.Our shower is straight as the path of time.
Rolled 5, 4, 8 = 17>>30125961Son, that's not your mind that's being "firm" here".
>>30125945>amazing rolls>Grit Mode activates in rainbow shower
Rolled 9, 10, 8 = 27>>30126044>Grit Mode>In the lusty shower>Rape. Everything is Rape.
>>30126078MINE IS THE COCK THAT WILL PIERCE YOUR ANUS!
>>30126078What. What. What. What. What.No. This isn't... I... Incredible.Simply incredible.I am beyond words, anon. That roll beats the DC for a grit check.I hope you all will excuse me if this update takes a little while. I need to think of something appropriate for this.
>>30126181>Scared.pngWhy did you give the QM ideas?!
>>30126181We shove Maxim into homoshower. Turns out it was occupied. By Bob.
>>30126181And then, Ivan punched the wall and we had to pay 5000 credits in damage fees.
>>30126216WHY WOULD YOU DO THATWHY
>>30126312Best possible outcome: find Valkyrie and best her.
>>30126181/tg/ dice always roll their best on the silliest things.
>>30126216stahp.for gahdz sayk, stahp.
You consider your opponents. Fifteen equally innocuous showerheads gaze at their drains stoically. But which one unleashes the accursed jets of man-lust? You prowl around, searching for a sign, a momentary lapse in their poise. None present themselves. After a few more minutes of stalking around the bathroom you chose a shower at random, thrusting yourself into the hands of fate.You wince as the water trickles onto your back, growing into a torrent. A few seconds to judge the atmosphere. Nope. Nothing. Just running water. Gingerly you get out the soap and shampoo and get to work. The soap suds up and does it’s usual thing. Nothing erotic about it. Shampoo drips down your back. It doesn’t sensually explore the crags of your steely trapezius or anything else like that. Just drips down into the drain, not at all hugging close to the tightly bound cables of your latissimus dorsi, running in between the tensed bundles of muscle. No that certainly isn’t happening, you think to yourself as your biceps surge in the hot spray, running the washcloth over your glistening pectorals. You groan as the suds flow down, over the hills of abdominal muscles, tense from exertion, and around your most sens-Your eyes bulge. The shower. It has become clever. It has studied that arts of war and deception in your absence. Once more, it has you in it’s grasp. Falling prey to it once, acceptable, you did not know better. But twice? The fountainhead hisses, amused at your folly, reveling in it’s glorious victory once more.
>>30126598Best quest on /tg/.
>>30126598Oh no guys.We needed a straight 30 to win.THE SHOWER HAS A SEALED KING.
>>30126598The shower is some type of tech augment or equipment prototype being tested on unsuspecting gym patrons, isn't it?
>>30126660>straight 30I see what you did there.
>>30126676Well, Fall Guy kind of made me feel like it, what with>thrusting yourself into the hands of fate.I blame him.
No. Not today. Your fist slams into the side of the stall, tiles and ceramic dust explode outwards. They glisten in the light. You can see them spin, their trajectories disrupted by drops of liquid. The reflected light. Like a thousand stars. In that moment, it becomes clear what you must do.==GRIT MODE ACTIVE==The stream of water sputters and dies. Your fist struck the pipe. It’s bent shut. The torrent of lusty liquid transforms into a dribble. Air exits the shower head, sounding more like an oath of vengeance rather than a plumbing failure. You raise your head slowly, bits of shampoo and water dripping off. Now is the time for action. Decisive, corrective action. You stride clear from the shower, face contorted into a rictus of wrath and joy. A fellow gym patron looks up at you in confusion. Then he sees your face. Terror. You seize your gym shorts and slide them on, your only concession to decency. You storm out of the bathroom, steam rising off of bulging muscles. You know what must be done. The horns sound in your ears. The hounds bray.The Tungsten Stapler docked less than an hour ago. You had your e-glasses set up to warn you when the cruiser did, so you knew when to go into hiding. Knowing her, she’d be on the prowl for you seconds after seeing that vid. A change of plans. You are the hunter now. She just doesn’t know that.Yet.You begin to actively ping her profile, trying to get a lock on her location. She pings you back. You accelerate, taking care not to switch into a run. Just a controlled stride. In one of the office wings, no one here. Everyone at work. You turn a corner. She stands at the other end of a long hallway. This time, you both smile.They are dangerous smiles.>Plan of Attack!>Ivan is in Grit Mode, and receives an automatic +5 to rolls!
>>30126909Throw our bag at her and follow it up with a charge and a fist.
>>30126909Did we even bother getting into clothes? Or is Ivan just running around with his tackle out and flopping around like a dead fish?
>>30126909Go for the ankles.Ivan can sweep women off their feet just fine.If that fails, go for the abs. See if we can wind her.
>>30126909oh god fuck yes this is awesomecharge and tackle her into a wall>>30126966>You seize your gym shorts and slide them on, your only concession to decency.
>>30126909Grapple!>>30126966He got his shorts on.
>>30126966Gym shorts only.
>>30126966If you reread, you'll notice we put on shorts.
>>30126951>>30126946throw bag and follow it with drop kick
>The Gay Shower made us so uncomfortable we needed to go fuck a womanI don't think Ivan is quite comfortable in his sexuality.
>>30126909Go for the legs to put her off balance then DROPKICK
>>30126966Oh wait, sorry. Just read the whole thing. Too busy crying with laughter over how stupid our dice are.HEADBUTT
>>30127009>The Gay Shower made us so horny we needed to go fuck the most ferocious thing around
>>30126951>>30127010Stop making her carry our bag.
>>30126909Shoulder grab, try to dislocate her arm.
>>30127009no, Ivan is so comfortable in his sexuality that after defeating the villainous shower, he had to hunt down the more challenging conquest to gloat over the shower
>>30127074Injury is a bad outcome, but shoulder grap and throw is fine.
>>30127188That just makes it even more sexy when she pops it back in. I like my wimmen double jointed...
>>30127236>double jointed>he thinks double-jointed means the same thing as dislocateduh, no anonthat is not how it worksplus she'd probably have to go see a medic and might get benched for a week like us which will leed to angryfeels
>>30126909Right! Ya'll need a soundtrack for this here fight.Naturally hook up whatever loud music you want to listen to, just make sure it gets you raring to go.This is a "Glitched" version of Seven Nation Army, song I recommended last time.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m7e7tCn7BkAnd right now I'm listening to this, but my tastes slide a bit... odd especially when I'm trying to get the cyberpunk super merc fight vibe going while I write.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JxujsJ5reU
>>30127366>plus she'd probably have to go see a medic and might get benched for a week like us which will leed to angryfeelsImagine Ivan's station street cred after fucking Valkyrie so hard she was medically barred from combat.>killed Dreads>broke Valkyrie>eliminated Rainbow ShowerThat's an excellent resume right there.
>>30127366True.Then again, angrysex...
Okay, this is what I'm seeing right now.>Throw Bag as a distraction>Charge>Initiate close range grappling/jabbing>Attempt a leg sweep>Should that succeed, floor grapple>If thrown back, attempt to re-engage with a dropkickI'll take as many rolls as you can give me. Remember to include a "+5+ modifier. Or don't, I'll add it, but it will make my life easierso, rolling 3d10+5. Let's go!
Rolled 6, 3, 10 + 5 = 24>>30127624FUCK HER UPTHEN FUCK HER UP
Rolled 8, 8, 6 + 5 = 27>>30127624RUSSIAN GENES ACTIVATE
Rolled 6, 6, 2 + 5 = 19>>30127624Rolls.
Rolled 7, 6, 8 + 5 = 26>>30127648GOD DAMMIT.
Rolled 10, 4, 8 + 5 = 27>>30127624
Rolled 1, 4, 3 + 5 = 13>>30127624RIDE THE VALKYRIE
>>30127646>>30127666>>30127673>>30127675>>30127697my cock is so fucking hard right now
Rolled 9, 7, 8 + 5 = 29>>30127624
Rolled 8, 8, 2 + 5 = 23>>30127708gonna have to ride harder than that, ivan
Rolled 5, 6, 3 + 5 = 19>>30127624
Rolled 10, 4, 10 + 5 = 29>>30127675uhh, you might want to try replying to FG's posts when rolling, instead of yourself
Rolled 7, 4, 7 + 5 = 23>>30127717>>>/d/
Rolled 5, 5, 9 + 5 = 24>>30127624Little late but why not.
Rolled 6, 8, 9 + 5 = 28>>30127624http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw64e7JVRj0
Rolled 9, 2, 5 + 5 = 21>>30127624Kind of surprised no ones hit 30 yet.
>>30127727>>30127697>>30127675>>30127666>>30127646I HAVE THE BIGGEST RAGE BONER AND REGULAR BONER RIGHT NOW
>>30127727>>30127764Damn, we just can crack 30...
Rolled 2, 6, 8 + 5 = 21>>30127798http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C72EARB8rYs
Rolled 3, 1, 3 + 5 = 12>>30127783>>30127798we can still try
Rolled 8, 5, 6 + 5 = 24>>30127624we need a 30 for a big finish
>>30127798Can't, not can...
Rolled 7, 4, 7 + 5 = 23>>30127624
Even on their own, these would have been some very impressive rolls Anons. Truly the Dice Gods have chosen this day to bless us.Writing.
Rolled 5, 6, 4 + 5 = 20>>30127624Bam!
>>30127856Dude, likewhat's going on?Are we gonna break HER bones this time? Holy shit.I am gonna enjoy writing this smut scene
You blitz forward, bare feet pounding against the ground as you charge towards the Valkyrie. She unleashes a laugh that slide more towards a roar before reciprocating, barrelling forward herself. No openings as she closes. Time to make one. You fling your mesh bag at her face. It soars true through the air. As Valkyrie swats it down you change direction ever so slightly, lowering your torso in the process. Your left arm slams into her abdomen like a steel bar. You grit your teeth as you overcome Valkyrie’s inertia. Good thing this wasn’t your other arm. Might’ve re-broken the bones. Valkyrie flies backwards from the force of the blow as you slow yourself to a stop, feet sliding against the station floor. She kicks up, looking at you with a mixture of surprise and joy.You grin as she charges forward. The first punch you take on your shoulder, rolling away from the impact. Your counterstrike lands home, connecting with the Valkyrie’s side. A one-two combo hit from her. You dodge the first bow with ease. Just as she expected. The second blow makes contact with your solar plexus. The air explodes out of your lungs in a startled gasp as you stumble back. You look up just in time to see Valkyrie jump into the air, feet aimed or a follow up blow.
Nope. You’ve learned a thing or two from her. Your had surges out as you take a few backwards steps, snatching Valkyrie’s ankle in mid air. The merc stares at you for less than half a second. To you it seems minutes, long enough to appreciate the blossoming of shock across her face. Then, before you can react, her knees are facing the ground. Then, they are bent, and her hands are on your shoulders. Valkyrie wrenches her leg clear from your grasp and her grip on your shoulders tightens painfully. You have an out of body experience, your mind’s eye vividly visualizing her knees swinging up in an upside down pendulum motion, and crashing into your back. You stumble forwards and fall. Flipping over, you turn over just in time to see Valkyrie get up from her own ignominious plummet. You lash out with a leg sweep, successfully knocking her back to the ground.You jolt forward, attempting to grapple the deadly merc. Valkyrie has other things in mind, however. She flows out of your grip like water and suddenly she’s on your back. Chokehold. Legs wrapped around your own to keep you from standing up. She bites your ear. Took her long enough.“Having fun, rookie?”>Plan of Attack!>Also, witty rejoinders.
>>30128493Headbutt the bitch.
>>30128493Reverse Suplex. Only laughter.
>>30128493seconding >>30128550time to return the headbutt
>>30128493"Rookie? You got another think comin'."Headbutt her, fall backwards, move to the side, whatever you can to get loose.
>>30128493Reverse Suplex time! Let's put those skeletal implants to use. See if there's anything particularly hard we can throw her against.She can take it.
>>30128562Like the laughing part. We're not exactly all there right now...>>30128493Kiss her nose, then follow through with a knee to the chin.
>>30128550>>30128570>>30128583It's a bad idea to headbutt someone with a metal skull, when all you have is a normal, not metal skull.I should not have to tell you this.
>>30128493Our elbow to her left kidney, repeatedly. "Aren't you Val?"
>>30128642We have a not-normal skull. Skeletal augmentations include the skull.
>>30128493What good are all those bloody workouts if you can't even reverse suplex a bitch?
>>30128642Supporting not head butting a sledgehammer.
>>30128679>>30128642augmented skeleton guisei should not have to remind you of this
>>30128493She's in full combat gear and we're in a pair of shorts, right? Probably we should start evening that part of the playing field.
>>30128493If we do manage to get her off of us, then let's do a full on fucking Red Cyclone, and piledrive this bitch into the ground!The Zangief would be proud of Ivan
>>30128719This anon has a point.>>30128722This anon also has a point.
>>30128698We broke our augmented shoulder, remember? You want to put our augs on the same level as hers?
>>30128746We broke that in a fight with Dreads, not in some foreplay. I'll risk it.
>>30128781>Valkyrie foreplay>Not on the same level as a death match with DreadsI wouldn't bet on that.
>>30128698Augmented. Not replaced.
Alright, Here's what I'm reading from the situation.>Headbutt. Aim for nose or something that you won't concuss yourself on.>Regardless of success, try to get into a standing position. Higher DC if fail first check>Attempt Reverse suplexI'll only need 3 rolls for this. Trying to keep updates smaller so combat flows better.Also, she is not in combat gear outside of her environment suit. Mercs will usually ditch the armor before they leave the cruiser.
>>30128822She's not actively trying to murder us, is the difference.
Rolled 6, 9, 6 + 5 = 26>>30128896let's do this
Rolled 1, 5, 2 + 5 = 13>>30128896
Rolled 7, 9, 10 + 5 = 31>>30128896
Rolled 5, 5, 3 = 13>>30128896Ok
>>30128924>31 for reverse suplex.
Rolled 7, 8, 10 + 5 = 30>>30128896DICE FOR THE DICE GOD
Rolled 1, 7, 2 + 5 = 15>>30128924fuck yeah
>>30128924mfw finally breaking 30
Rolled 8, 6, 6 + 5 = 25>>30128896Somehow I don't think we're going to get to our next drop in this thread.
>>30128929Whoops, forgot the +5...
Rolled 6, 4, 5 + 5 = 20>>30128896Neat.Also Fall Guy, we'll NEVER get above a C on Survival Instincts on our missions like this!Bah.I didn't want that bonus anyway...totally...
>>30128924Welp, that makes up for the 13 by a long shot. Good rolling.Writing now.
>>30128961Who cares nigga?I'm enjoy myself just fine. The missions ain't going anywhere.
>>30128970I love you.Homo.All of my homo.
>>30128961Dude, we jumped /the/ Valkyrie, we're going to need rehab before our next drop.
I can totally see a club formed by the StrikeOut company mercs and employees, who've all been mercilessly raped by Valkyrie.Every time a new rookie gets Valkyrie'd for the first time, they invite that guy to the group, give him a drink, some healing balms, and sympathetic smiles, then a thumbs-up.
>>30128998I'm not too disappointed, myself, but I just have a feeling that we're going to incur more debt soon...
>>30129117I don't think our debt jumps up unless we do a mission (aka, use our augs) right?If it does, then we may have more to worry about but I swear it was said it only happened after missions...
>>30129155I was talking about medical debt, anon.
>>30128961Yes you will.Time skip is incoming soonish.Back to writing!
>>30129178Oh I get ya.
>>30129081>DAQ will never have another mission.Eternal Rehab Quest incoming.
>>30129155Either way, it's calculated over time which means our interest rate is fucking high, or cryo takes forever.Upshot: we need more money than what we can earn fixing random shit.
>>30129248...That isn't the picture I meant to post...
>>30129217>Time skip incomingShe isn't going to pay for the hospital bills she's about to cause, is she?
>>30129244We'll ALWAYS need more money, mate. Don't freak your tits over it. It's not like we're Cy levels of in debt or anything.I kinda look forward to the side quest where The repo men come for Cy's stuff cuz he's in the hole a million creds
>>30129217Will we at least have some time to figure out the battery, or is that included in said timeskip?
>>30129217Don't worry bout some folks getting antsy mate. Take your time.
>>30129331Seconding this. I'll talk quality over quantity every time.
Strained chuckle. Best you can manage given the circumstances. You raise your head up and bring it crashing back down. Valkyrie shouts in pain and surprise. Hurts you too. Think you hit the jaw. Grunting your indifference, you use her momentary lapse in focus to attempt to stand. Her legs lock once more, bringing that ambition to a sudden halt. Whatever. Gave you an openings anyway. You hand and head shift in the hold. Both feet on the ground once more. Pressing both feet to the ground, you kick, and you lift into the air in a glorious reverse suplex. You land hard onto the ground. Valkyrie lands slightly harder. Her grip collapses and you push yourself free against her forearms. Panting, you scuttle backwards before standing fully upright hands raised in a boxing guard. Valkyrie stands and spits blood out of her mouth.It splatters against the floor of the station. A smear of bright, bright red against the grey.She charges.>Final Plan of Attack!
>>30129312Included in timeskip, will request relevant rolls.I just can't figure out an exciting way to narrate the reverse engineering of a battery, so it's a time skip event.
>>30129405I forgot the name of the move, but.Let her fall into us in the charge, right?Lower ourselves, boot to her chestAnd proceed to throw her ass full charge speed into the air and possibly wallSound good?
>>30129405Use her momentum, flip her ass!
>>30129405Try to catch her first blow and then throw her away?
>>30129441>This guy>Manages to make showering exciting>Turns into a whole brawl out somehow>Can't make a battery engineering excitingI don't believe you dude.
>>30129505>excitingYou sure that's the word you want to use there anon?
>>30129538What, you AREN'T gay?Whatta faggotI kid, I see it now, and am embarrassed.
Rolled 9, 6, 2 + 5 = 22Momentum Mega Flip Kick IncomingLet's see how well it works.
Rolled 13, 20, 8 = 41>>30129623
>>30129623Hey.27 ain't bad.
>>30129656>rolls 3d20fail.jpg>>30129663that had the bonus added in already.
Rolled 4, 3, 9 = 16>>30129623>>30129656woops, wrong dice
Rolled 4, 4, 3 + 5 = 16>>30129623Do we roll too...?
>>30129623I was just rolling for fun there anons. Feel free to roll yourselves
Rolled 2, 2, 1 + 5 = 10>>30129696
>>30129677Aw poop, I just saw it
Rolled 1, 8, 10 + 5 = 24>>30129623
Rolled 8, 6, 6 + 5 = 25>>30129623
Rolled 10, 10, 1 + 5 = 26>>30129623
Rolled 6, 9, 8 + 5 = 28>>30129696
Rolled 7, 4, 6 + 5 = 22>>30129623
>>30129715>>30129687>>30129680Jesus Christ guys, what happened? Did the dice gods just laugh at us?
Rolled 10, 1, 9 + 5 = 25>>30129623
>>30129744Well, that one doesn't suck nuts.
Rolled 8, 9, 10 = 27>>30129748'tis punishment for using the wrong dice.
Rolled 10, 5, 4 = 19>>30129748nope >>30129717>>30129721>>30129732>>30129744>>30129747>>30129766
Rolled 3, 1, 4 + 5 = 13>>30129696Ok?>>30129623Dice
Rolled 2, 7, 5 + 5 = 19>>30129623I-it's not like I want a big finish or anything
>>30129789But...which dice counted?
>>30129780i didnt add a +5 yet, is that...a goddamn 32?
Rolled 8, 3, 10 = 21>>30129829no fucking ideakeep rolling
Rolled 4, 3, 4 = 11>>30129829Who cares
Rolled 4, 10, 2 + 5 = 21>>30129623Now for a big finish!
Alright, clear your email fields already before we drag the average down.Hopefully >>30129840 and >>30129744 will save us, even if >>30129840 can't figure out how to modifier.
>>30129505We punch it until it spills it's secrets. That's how most tech-heads do their work. Hit it until it works.
>>30129892Since when are we averaging rolls?
Valkyrie is charging at you. Again. She seems incensed. Not too interested in finesse or grace. You can see each step. Each foot fall echoes in your ear. This must be bullet time. Huh. Pretty neat. You watch with a strange detachment as Valkyrie approaches, arms and legs pumping. As she closes part of you wonders if the opening is a ploy. A trap to entice you into over extending yourself.Well, he who dares, wins.You lower yourself into a position not dissimilar to the one cossacks go into when doing their ridiculous squatting kicking dance. The Kezachack? Something like that. Either way, you drop low to the ground and lash out with both feet. Valkyrie is lifted backwards into the air, red hair forming the tail of a comet as she flies backwards.Valkyries lands with a thud. You get to your feet. She doesn’t. You walk over to her. The merc has propped herself up on her elbows, hair swept over her face. She looks up at you with her one exposed eye. You grab her by the collar of her enviro-suit, hoisting her into the air.“You wanted to lose.”Valkyrie bites her lip and grins. Then her hands are on your shoulders and she's pulling herself in.“Winning isn’t all the fun.”
>>30129976The end of this fight is gonna suckjust as we gear up for our next drop, the valkyrie goes to work off some steam in the gym and take a shower.She falls to her knees, shaking her fists at the heavens and cackling as she swears revenge"WHO THE FUCK BROKE MY SHOOOWEER! IVVAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNN">srsly, she's boned a majority of the guys on the base, and more than a few ladies. Often a few at a time. The bi-shower is hers.
>>30130138DO NOT TEMPT FALL GUY
>>30130138... and then she ambushes us at the end of the next drop to return the favor, as we walk off the ship.Oh god.Now we have incentive to not get messed up next operation.
>>30130116Dammmmmmmmmmmn SonIvan has done tamed the Valkyrie.This timeTHAT A BOY IVAN
>>30130138>>srsly, she's boned a majority of the guys on the base, and more than a few ladies. Often a few at a time. The bi-shower is hers...... only a senior merc could afford such an insidious, evil piece of equipment...
>>30130138Dude, the gay shower is gonna make a come back.Dreads? He's a maybe.But he ain't got shit on homosexual water sprayers.>>30130116I wasn't even going 100% anyway! HA!
>>30130163Search your feelings, you know you want this to be true
>>30130116>Killed Dreads>Beat Valkyrie in a fightJesus, so much for not wanting to be famous.
>>30130116Well time to take a shower in the erotishower! We'll fix you up little guy if you just do us this one little favor...
Alright. Time skip and all that.I figure Ivan will work on the battery schematics in the meantime.Visit Shooting Range, practice with gunz, all that good stuff. Brainstorm some other activities Ivan can do while waiting around, I'll write up the missions and prepare a few other things.Also, Since we're here, vote on a scene to happen in the timeskip, IE>Dream Sequence Part 2>Some sort of interaction with a character of your choice>Setting info dump, taking form of Ivan surfing FUTURE WIKIPEDIA or something.>Nothing, just time skip to mission choices
>>30130297>Dream Sequence Part 2>Setting info dump, taking form of Ivan surfing FUTURE WIKIPEDIA or something.
Rolled 6, 3, 10 = 19>>30130297>Character interactionValkyrie
>>30130297>Asking valkyrie's advice - seriously, she's a senior member and a heavy weapons expert nd NOT BROKE - about ideas to make money. Maybe ask to hitch a ride onto a more dangerous, senior partner level mission - with appropriately higher pay
>>30130297Describe what happens when people start finding out about our second sweaty encounter with Valkyrie.
>>30130297Indeed.Make sure Ivan helps out his friend when he goes shooting. I wanna build social links too.Other activities:>Check on EdnaAt least once, go see her and hang out for a bit.>Tech workMaybe see if we can't earn a tiny profit from working some? To handle our micro payment stuff, maybe earn a few hundred creds?>DreadsLook up Dread's info. I wanna know more about his legends, honestly.
Rolled 7, 3, 10 = 20>>30130297I'll second >>30130321See if she recommends any particular mods or can help out with getting them.Also, spend time with our rookie bros when they are not on drops, help them train, help them with their armor and gear, help Niels and Tsukino get together etc.
>>30130347I second this also>Setting info dump, taking form of Ivan surfing FUTURE WIKIPEDIA or something.
>>30130297>>Some sort of interaction with a character of your choiceElda and Niels.Let's see how she'll fit in our plans for the Reyumbi job...
>>30130297>Dream Sequence Part 2>Character interaction with Elda
>>30130319>Dream Sequence Part 2>Setting info dump, taking form of Ivan surfing FUTURE WIKIPEDIA or somethingSpecifically focusing on current pan-galactic economic trends.
>>30130297>>Setting info dump, taking form of Ivan surfing FUTURE WIKIPEDIA or something.
>>30130297>Dream Sequence Part 2
Can't we do all of these things?We got 11 days and all
>>30130297I say go talk to Elda. Maybe do what >>30130380 suggested.
>>30130321Actually, I'd support at least briefly seeing what Valkyrie's like when she isn't fighting or fight-fucking.
>>30130297interact with Valkyrie maybe try and talk instead of fighting or fucking
Rolled 6, 2, 2 = 10>>30130297Do all the things!Interact with all the people!Learn all the information!I WANT IT ALL, FALLGUY.
>>30130297>>Dream Sequence Part 2>>Some sort of interaction with a character of your choiceElda should be checked up on. Plus we need to know if it was Marlena Redskies that she had a problem with.
>>30130297We need:CHAFF GRENADESSMOKE GRENADESFLASHBANGSand prices for them.We don't have a lot of cash but we can afford these and need them badly.
>>30130297>>Some sort of interaction with a character of your choiceLinda
>>30130462I second this.We have 11 days, surely we can fit in everything, some of it doesn't even take a full day.
>>30130297From thread #9:>You guys still need to see Cy to collect your rewardGo get whatever our reward is from Cy
Batteries can be exciting, too! Consider the kind of crazy shit that can happen when you're doing chemistry.Smoke! Fires Explosions! FUN!
>>30130486this is important, seconding
>>30130381>>30130380I agree with these guys.
>>30130486Don't forget about checking out the shotguns.>>30130297>Dream Sequence Part 2>Some sort of interaction with a character of your choiceProbably what >>30130380 suggested
>>30130297Write us some vignettes of everybody instead of dropping five paragraphs of conversation with ine person on us, fall guy.We're never gonna be good at quickly determining who the whole group wants to talk to, so a couple sentences about how someone's doing or getting a bite with them or whatever is better than a shit-flinging BUT I WANT THIS fest.
>>301305611000% this, Fall Guy
>>30130297>>Dream Sequence Part 2
>>30130498now I'm interested in this, we didn't get anything from Cy this thread or last thread
>>30130297Let's see if we can't make a list>Dream Sequence Part 2>Setting info dump>Interact: Valkyrie. Get advice, if she can stop fight fucking for a second, on mods, getting out of debt, what she's like when she's calm (aka satisfied), etc>Acquire rumors of our assault on Valkyrie, they must be hilarious>Interact: Edna. Hang out with her for a bit, learn more things, perhaps get to join our Reyumbi job.>Tech Work: Earn tidy sum if possible>Look up legends of Dreads>In excess free time, assist rookies in training and/or tech.>Interact: Niels. See if interested in Reyumbi job as well, perhaps just hang out.>Acquire prices on Chaff Smoke and FlashBang grenades. If we can afford, get a few.>Interact Linda>See Cy about reward we did not get>Finish battery we promised.>Check out shotgun pricesI think that's everything, nice and orderly for you, Fall Guy!
>>30130498>Cy to collect your rewardReward? what reward?
>>30130498ThisI dont even remember what the reward was for anymore
>>30130618I'm pretty sure it was either the battery or his "help" with making us famous on the Brick.
Alright, a whole lot of different opinions and interests here. I'll grant two scenes, and I think I'll post some pastebin links for your perusal about the background. Fair warning, they're not really formatted to look like a wiki article or anything, these would be more along the lines of my setting info cheatsheets.As for the Two scenes:Dream Sequence seems to have won a spot pretty handilyAnd some sort of vignette approach as >>30130561 suggested strikes me as the best compromise.>Talk to Niels and Elda before they leave on a mission>Scene with Cy and Markos in the bar>Quick aside with ValkyrieThe limiting factor for me is the time it will take to write this up and move onto mission selection, rather than any limitation in terms of quest time. Other things can of course happen, but these events will be described in detail
>>30130688it was neither, we got both before that IIRC
>>30130695That works.>>30130680It was whatever he looted from Dreads for us.
>>30130695>>Talk to Niels and Elda before they leave on a mission>Quick aside with Valkyrie
>>30130695Nigga I am a patient man.I don't mind waiting a bit.
>>30130695s'all good, we can wait
>>30130695Sounds good Fall.
>>30130695I am not a patent man, but for you, you magnificent wildebeest, I shall wait.
>>30130695>Talk to Niels and Elda before they leave on a mission>Scene with Cy and Markos in the bar
>>30130695For something we should do, but doesn't really need to be covered in that much detail, learn some sneakiness from Tsukino, and get more melee sparring practice in, we need to get better with our axe.Also, a visit to the armory for bigger and better guns and axes sounds nice.
>>30130695>Talk to Niels and Elda before they leave on a mission>Quick aside with Valkyrie
>>30130695>Talk to Niels and Elda before they leave on a mission
>>30130297>Also, Since we're here, vote on a scene to happen in the timeskip, IEI don't care as long as it has Russian as Fuck dialogue"Cy? Cyyyyy. Heeelp I think I found entrance to valhalla! My dick is still stuck on other side!""Dude, do you need a hand home or something?""no! An extraction! Hot LZ! Hot LZ!""Linda? Cute biotech gal! Hey, is there any way ""(long pause)....... Ivan, are you asking me t-""I think my dick has deathwish, is all! Need to stop thinking with it. Or make it smarter. Not sure which. Science not my thing! Machines? Yes, people? yes. Science? eeeehhhh...""Niiieels! Hey buddy, lets hang out, I want to learn more crypto-stuff, become rich good looking hacker like you!""Ivan, you want to hide from the valkyrie at MY place?""Yes, but I brought pancake mix! Let me in! Also how did you know?""you -really- don't watch station TV, do you?""Nope! But she does! Oh god, am I on camera? Let me in and I will tell you about nerdiest chick on base, you can make genius babies together!"(seriously, though, we should nudge niels and linda together, since they're both total neeerddsss.)
Rolled 9, 3, 5 = 17>>30130695Can't we timeskip the mission instead?
>>30130695are we voting on>Talk to Niels and Elda before they leave on a mission>Scene with Cy and Markos in the bar>Quick aside with Valkyrie?
>>30130462>I WANT IT ALL, FALLGUY.I gotta say, I agree, fallguy.I really like the characters. A bit of a timeskip where we're left alone on the base to do things while everyone else goes out on a mission sounds like appropriate penance for a broken shoulderWe also need to do side projects - battery hacking, finding vendors that AREN'T the armory, organizing the used-equipment-merc-garage sale - and while all of that doesn't need to happen onscreen, having a chunk of offscreen time for it - and for our friends to come back and gloat about missions while we're on the bench sounds good.
>>30130930I thought those were the ones we were just doing?
>>30130887none of that was anywhere near russian let alone Russian as Fuckalso>(seriously, though, we should nudge niels and linda together, since they're both total neeerddsss.)fuck no, Niels and Tsukino are already becoming a thing
>>30130930No, those are all happening. Seperate mini-scenes>>30130901Sorry anon. I would, but I can still write for another hour or three, and jumping straight to the mission would be a bit too fast. If you'd like to vote on a mission though, I can post them early so you don't miss anything important to you.
>>30130958We should at least be able to do half these things in 11 days.
Rolled 1, 1, 9 = 11>>30130989I meant skip the mission and do more on-station stuff.
>>30130968I thought so too, but some anons seem to be voting for them>>30130989>No, those are all happening. Seperate mini-scenescool
>>30131027get out of here you double heretic
>>30131027>SpoilersHaha, honestly anon I wouldn't mind this thread and the next two being all the stuff we just talked about.I want to get a feel for the world more. Missions are fun too.
>>30130981>none of that was anywhere near russian let alone Russian as FuckSorry, pretend that ivan is drunk, horny, has a beer in one hand, vodka in the other cuz steriotypes, and his phone wedged between his neck to talk while he drinks and drunkdials his friends
>>30130989Voting on a mission would be good. Why not timeskip to when Ivan has a clean bill of health and has to wait a week to deploy, and have HR send us scheduled missions ahead of time despite the wait period?Keeps everyone happy.
>>30130981no, but >>30130887 was still pretty amusing
>>30131090>Keeps everyone happy.no it does not
>>30130989As much as I enjoy interacting with our HR rep, you probably should let us early vote on a new mission to keep things moving. That said, I'm not tripping to rush you. You're already producing excellent content and I don't want you to drop your standards.
>>30131075That's not Russian, that's a douchebag that happens to have a Russian accent. Probably a fake one, like FPSRussia.
>>30131105Okay, everyone except you.
>>30131107didn't that guy die?
I'm not really sure why we need to decide on a mission right NOW anyway...Why in such a rush guys? Jeez.
>>30131107dare you to do better, then!
You spend the rest of the day engaged in some activities that would undoubtedly give the manager of this wing of offices conniptions. Once you’re done with that you collapse into your quarters, completely dead. You wake up the next day to a horde of pings from Niels. Apparently Elda signed on to the same drop mission as he did. You decide the best approach to this situation is a mediated meeting between the two. You meet the pair of them down in the Mess Hall, about an hour before they have to load into their cruiser for the drop. Niels is sitting next to you fidgeting nervously. Elda sits across from both of you, one of her eyebrows raised arcly. “Is there a reason why we’re here right now, Kostov?”“Y-yeah Ivan,” mutters Niels, glancing over at Elda. Kid’s still afraid of her. Less so, after she helped train him with the M-24. You doubt he would have come if not for that. “Why’re we here?”“Because,” you reply, cracking your knuckles, “There is untapped synergy. Niels, I think we should get Elda in on our little scheme. Her knowledge could prove immensely useful in maximizing personal profits.”Niels’ eyes bulge. “Ivan,” he hisses, “What are you doing man?”“Maximizing earning potential, Niels,” you answer before looking at Elda with an abnormally serious expression. “And to do that, we need Elda.”“What do you need me for?” inquires Elda, curiosity evident. “Hopefully nothing too moronic, although I don’t have high hopes.”>What will Ivan say?>Tell Elda the entire plan>Give a general gist>Write In
>>30131090You mean it keeps everyone who matters happy, and by everyone who matters, I mean ME AND ONLY ME, MUAHAHAHAHAHA!
>>30131134No, but he may have killed one of his film crew guys. ATF raided his place.
>>30131156>>Tell Elda the entire plan
>>30131156>>Give a general gistand let Niels explain the details
>>30131156>General GistSee what she thinks
>>30131156>Get Niels' permission, then tell Elda the entire plan.
>>30131156>>Give a general gistWait until she gives assent before we give her the full details. We the Johnson now.
>>30131176not film crew, his partner and the guy who held all the permits/licenses and got the guns for the show
>>30131156>Give a general gist
>>30131156Tell her that you want to use the loot laws that let whatever mercs capture on a job become their property to profit from the mission. Then give her a gist.>>30131166Look at all the fucking votes to do all this random crap that QM's skipping. Frankly I don't care either way.
>>30131156>give her the general gist of thingsWe're on a tight schedule here.
>>30131240Wait, what IS the plan? Are we essentially doing some corporate espionage on our own initiative to get stock tips, or are we illegally fucking with the security of stock exchanges in an effort to steal EVERYONE'S money outside the scope of the mission?This is kind of puzzling in terms of its legality.
>>30131156>Give a general gistlet's test the waters
>>30131156>Give a general gist>>30131240You didn't notice the poster name, did you?
>>30131270could be we're cracking that corp's security and then transferring ownership of a bunch of its stock to a dummy corp and then cashing it out
>>30131270I actually totally forgot what the hell this 'job' was, haha.
>>30131299That'd probably be less insane than whatever awful trouble we could make for ourselves if we tried to hack public stock exchanges, the megacorps on Earth would put bounties on our heads to rival Dreads.
>>30131323Okay so we're telling Elda that we're using loot loopholes to try to do some fun raiding on the side and see what we can leverage, and we want her in since she's on the list for the drop team rather than running around behind her back.
>>30131156>>Write InConsidering Niels ran a sweeper and blocking software before he told us the first time I think talking about this in the middle of the Mess Hall with no security measures is a really terrible idea.
Seems like general gist is the chosen approach. Writing.
>>30131355Yes, this is true. Get a secluded corner and ask Niels to sweep for bugs.>>30131348>>30131323>>30131299>>30131270These guys are right, let's not fuck around, especially not in public.The GIST should be 'we wanna meet up later and talk about the mission and how we can make more from it than we might otherwise.'
>>30131386lets be careful and quiet about this>>30131388>>30131355yeah, we want to be somewhere secure when discussing this
“Listen Elda,” you say, leaning forward conspiratorially, “Niels has a brilliant plan involving stock markets and some software. I think we could get very rich from it, but someone who understands the markets would make us even more rich. You interested?”“I’m sorry,” replies Elda, so nonplussed she forgot to insult you, “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”You are about to go into further detail, when Niels hushes you urgently. “Tsssh! Ivan! That was almost too much detail! Not in public!”“Right,” you respond, rubbing your temples. “Bad call on my part Niels. Good catch. You tell Elda what you consider wise.”Niels swallows. “And if I don’t, you will?”You grin. “Yup!”Niels sighs. “Okay. Elda. We’re going to leverage a set of skills and opportunities unique to our position synergistically to increase gains from investments in certain sector markets. This may not be entirely permissible vis a vis widely accepted standard operating procedures in the opportunity zone of interest. Long and short of it is we need to be careful and not blab too openly about it in public.”Elda frowns for a second before nodding. “Alright. We meet after the mission is done. Give me the full sitrep then.”Elda stands up, looking down at both of you. “I have a drop to prepare for. So do you Niels. Let’s get going.”Niels hurries after the sniper, shooting you an exasperated look. Kid needs to stop letting personal feelings get in the way of profit. Still, Elda’s on board now, or at least interested. Mission accomplished. You snort to yourself and tuck into your tray of tofu goop.
>>30131718>Kid needs to stop letting personal feelings get in the way of profit.Implying that look wasn't because Ivan is a dumbass who almost blew the whole plan sky high.
>>30131718We need to find our ass a better place to live. With a full kitchen and a soundproof, bug-swept room where we can talk to [strike]co-conspirators[/strike] people.
>>30131831Our pockets ain't that deep yet.
>>30132010but maybe someone we know has one??
>>30131831Ask Niels if we can be a roommate with him?
>>30132010>>30132032Tsukino has a pretty nice place, actually. And Niels could help us make a bugproof room.We're famous on the Brick, maybe we could get a housesitting gig or something.
>>30132032Sure, Noriko. You wanna bunk with her?
>>30132077>housesitting gigI'm sure that'd work beautifully."Yeah dude, if one of those damn space-salesmen comes by I'll kick his space-ass"
>>30132082>NorikoMy bad, meant Tsukino. Flu meda have me a but mixed up.
>>30132108People with money are stupid, and in a world with no government except for corps theft isn't exactly less common.
>>30132122>are stupidthey're sometimes stupid
>>30132108crowdsourcing a house through spacebook might not be the worst idea
>>30132077>>30132082Aren't we trying to shack Niels up with Tsukino? Wouldn't it look bad if we were her roommate? If anything, we know Niels cooks really good, and that he has a debugger in his room.
>>30132175We don't have to live with him to have him help us set one up in our own room. But I think he has a debugger in his e-glass or his cranial rig.
Alright, just finished mission write ups. Read 'em here:http://pastebin.com/sRijBWDqI'm going to let the link stand for about fifteen minutes before calling a vote. After that, Cy and Markos Vingette.
>>30132175when they get together, Niels could move in with her and we could snag his place
Rolled 3, 7, 6 = 16>>30132221Why not write Cy and Markos while you wait?
>>30132211Still, he might get the wrong idea if we asked Tsukino if we could be roomies. Hell, SHE might get the wrong idea.
>>30132175Why do we want to set Neil's up with Tsukino? I'm neither of or against it, I just missed when it happened.
>>30132249Let the QM have a break, shit.
>>30132249Good thinking. Writing.Also, since I'm thinking about a final destination style vote here, feel free to discuss which mission you prefer.
>>30132263after their first drop, there seemed to be a spark between the two, and at minimum, we're not getting in the way of that
>>30132257I don't want to move in with Tsukino, thanks. All we need is her dad on our ass with his traditional japanese values and his experience kicking ass and his owning a merc company.Because of that I'm going with this stupid idea >>30132174
>>30132221Leaning towards 2nd or 3rd mission for sweet loot.
>>30132221I dunno about you guys, but I'm thinking Dusk Horizon.Sorta our fault it sounds like. I don't really like loose ends either.
>>30132221Ah, we didn't catch what drop Elda and Niels are on?
>>30132221A corporation that wants us to spare human lives? Mission number 3 looks like our chance NOT to piss off a contractor for once.
>>30132221>http://pastebin.com/sRijBWDqBitter Oracle has some Alien like vibes coming from it.I always loved that movie.
>>30132257We're adults, not teenagers, man. I think they can handle it.
>>30132315I think these are the ones that we can take part in which are, like, a week and a half after theirs completes.
>>30132221>http://pastebin.com/sRijBWDqI'm voting for Bitter Oracle.
>>30132221Bitter Oracle sounds pretty awesome. Love the "nobody knows wtf is going on" stuff.Probably a defense mission against an unknown enemy corp.
>>30132315the OPs listed are available to us when we are declared fit for duty, Niels and Elda are leaving for a drop right now, while we can't for several days
>>30132302>>30132304I like #1 for an action packed mission, #2 for bank account theft possibilities, and #3 for merciful let-them-live possibilities.I don't know what to choose.
>>30132325>AliensOh man, OH MAN I HOPE THERE ARE XENO SCUM
>>30132221I like the look of mission 3.
>>30132325We want to distance ourselves from the kilburne/LLC fiasco - do NOT make this personal for us or the corps.Extracted KNowledge has PLENTY of opportunity score shit on the side, as well as bonus pay for secondary objectiveThen again, #3 does too.
>>30132315Think they went on a mission while we sat on our collective asses due to injuries sustained while being extra badass...
>>30132315Nope, they dropped as soon as possible. You're still on ice>>30132321BiodYne Services has oft stated their belief that the corporation has a duty to society before profit. They're absurdly popular and one of the few widely accepted "Good Guys" in the corporate world.
I'm liking >Operation Extracted Knowledgeif only for the chance of sweet loot
>>30132221I'll go with Bitter Oracle, the other two missions seem like the usual mild variation on smash&grab. Plus, minimal loss of life as a potential bonus-granter means we get to run it with more honorable mercs looking to make bonus cash without spilling blood.
>>30132400I like BiodYne already.Even if it all is just a front
>>30132221Operation Extracted Knowledge sounds like the one with the most potential for off the book income and the secondary objective should be easy to get. Let's do that.
>>30132221>http://pastebin.com/sRijBWDq#2 sounds like it might involve killing civvies, but it has the opportunity for cooler lootI'm voting for Bitter Orace, since >>30132400means that either find out what they really are, or get on the good side of the "good guys".
>>30132402Remember, Bitter Oracle is sending us to a *commercial genemod clinic*Depending what went down, there might be usable salvage and product there.
>>30132385>>30132452yea Operation Extracted Knowledge sounds sweet>>30132457>#2 sounds like it might involve killing civvieswut, how? we just need to recover the chip and the OS, with a secondary of snagging two scientistsno civvie killing there...
>>30132221I think Bitter Oracle would be a nice "Good Merc" kind of job. That'll be my vote.
>>30132465Good point. Even if it's not super-new top-secret make-us-tens-of-thousands tech, it'll still make us some bank.
Alerting you guys! In about three minutes I will be making another post. You need to respond to that post with your vote to count for the mission!And be sure to follow the rules I will lay out for voting in the post!
>>30132480crossfire, protective scientists...okay, maybe I'm overexaggerating.
>>30132221>3 Operation Bitter Oracle
>>30132480Well.#1 has us fighting criminals.#3 has us going into what may well be a dead zone.As such, #2 has the most probability of civvies being in the area and catching bullets.
>>30132221Bitter Oracle seems really interesting here.
>>30132221> Operation Bitter Oracle
I think Bitter Oracle is hands down the most interesting.
Personally I like Operation Dusk Horizon.It's basically a chance to rescue the man who had hired us which means that since we were on that mission it would look like we are here to finish the "job" in a way. Could lead to larger than normal payout.
Rolled 6, 7, 6 = 19>>30132703I would probably vote 1, because It seems like finishing what we started.But than again, 3 seems pretty interesting too, in a space opera mystery way. 2 just seems... look, I know we're a mercenary, but if given the option, I would rather not be robbing people.I'll vote 1 or 3, whichever seems to get the most traction.
Alright! Vote on your Mission of Choice here! The rules are as follows:>All votes must reply to this post!>All votes must be a single digit, IE, 1, 2, 3>This is all that can go into the post! Otherwise they do not count!The choices are as follows1) Operation Dusk Horizon2) Operation Extracted Knowledge3) Operation Bitter OracleIf you want to vote for Operation Dusk Horizon for example, this is how you must format your vote:=======>>[My Post Number]1=======Obviously don't include the equal signs.This style of voting is the easiest way to protect against samefagging. Although I doubt very much that this will be a problem, I can easily declare a five minute cutoff if accusations start flying. Again, you guys are pretty cool so I doubt this will be necessary. The other benefit is that it makes it easy for me to keep track of votes.
>>30132777Rescuing the guy who may or may not have left those miners to die? Meh, I like investigating the clinic a lot more.
I was thinking, why don't we buy shares in the companies which give us these attack packages? I mean, the corporations hiring us are doing so at considerable cost, so the objectives we are completing are likely to have a negative impact on the share price of the target company and a positive impact on the contracting company. After the completion of the mission, we wait for the media and market to uncover what has happened to the target company - after which the stock of our contracting company would likely rise.We then sell those shares and use a portion of the profits to buy a few (now significantly cheaper) shares in the former target company - with the idea that they will likely strike back against the corporation who hit them.
you could set up a strawpoll, Fall
>>30132864We could do that with a small amount of cash at the moment, but what we really ought to be doing is getting someone who knows stocks (Elda) and software (Neils) to build a program that tracks useful applications, or find a good one on the market for us to use.
>>30132916easier to samefag than FINAL DESTINATION style voting...
>>30132932if you're desperate enough that you'd get a proxy and fuck with strawpoll, this isn't gonna help much either
Holy tits, Fall Guy has a lot of players
Well its pretty clear that #3 won, and the 5 minute duplicate reply filter timer is over, so any votes now are very likely samefaggin
>>30132992>>30132932If he wants to avoid samefags, he should slightly narrow the post window to the time delay for not duplicate posts, which is like 4 minutes IIRC, not five.
>>30132997A lot of people lurk quests and don't bother posting any story posts, I think.When it's just a number for final destination posts, they crawl out of the woodwork.
>>30133029I don't usually post much because everyone else is doing a pretty good Being Ivanand it's too much work figuring out the gd captcha when all I'm adding is "me too"
You spend the rest of the day in the Range, trying your hand with the MPSE shotgun, with middling success. Thing isn’t nearly as much of a blind fire weapon at close range. The spread is too small to allow for wild aiming. Pity that it took you about five hours to figure it all out. The next day passes relatively quickly, with you finding various excuses to avoid dicking around with the battery schematics. Just not bored enough to sit down and work on it. Yet. Cy and Markos enable your procrastination further with an invite to the bar. You take them up on it gratefully.They are in a booth squished against the wall, away from the bright lights of the dance floor. Right. You sometimes forget that Markos cuts a rug with a butter knife. As in extremely poorly. As in, he’s a bad dancer. Somewhat exasperated at yourself, you sit down at the booth with your fellow rookies.“Hey guys. Mission?”“Yeah,” answers Cy as he picks at some peanuts bitterly. “Markos and I are going on a drop to deliver a fucking subpoena, if you can believe it. Apparently, this guy does not want to go to court at all.”You snort with laughter. Some of the shit you get hired for. “Really? Don’t they have better things they could spend their money on?”“You’d think,” responds Markos, “But not at all. According to Jack, this guy is a serial patent violator. They just want him gone, but not badly enough to kill him.”“Whatever, man,” mutters Cy, staring enviously at Markos’ beer. “All I know I can get some fucking drinks once this drop is done with.”You lean back, considering your two friends.>What will Ivan do?>Ask Cy about that thing he had for Ivan>Ask Markos for more details on the mission>Get Cy a drink, poor bastard
>>30133092>>Get Cy a drink, poor bastard>Ask Cy about that thing he had for Ivan
>>30133092>>Ask Cy about that thing he had for Ivan
>>30133092>Ask Cy about that thing he had for Ivanwe always need every advantage we can get
>>30133092>Get Cy a drink, poor bastard>Ask Markos for more details on the mission
>>30133092>Get Cy a drink, poor bastardWith the understanding that post-mission, the next round's on him.
>>30133092>Get Cy a drink>Then ask what he had for Ivan
>>30133092>Get Cy a drink, poor bastard>>Ask Cy about that thing he had for Ivan
>>30133092>Ask Cy about that thing he had for Ivanooh ooh goodies>Ask Markos for more details on the mission>Get Cy a drink, poor bastard
>>30133092Get Cy a drink.Ask Markos for general tactical advice and fuckups to avoid.>Markos cuts a rug with a butter knifeChallenge Markos to a traditional Cossack dance-off, bet something on it.
>>30133092>>Ask Markos for more details on the mission>balream describedIn other news, captcha has decided that Markos's first name is Balream.
>>30133092>>Ask Cy about that thing he had for Ivan>>Ask Markos for more details on the mission>>Get Cy a drink, poor bastardALL THE THINGS
>>30133092>Get Cy a drink, poor bastardI won't loan you money, but I'll buy you a drink or two if you pay me back after my next drop.Then buy him a Shirley Temple.>Ask Cy about that thing he had for Ivan
>>30133232That's a terrible thing to do to a friend.Let's do it.
>>30133092>Ask Cy about that thing he had for Ivan>Ask Markos for more details on the mission>Get Cy a drink, poor bastard>>30133177>dance-offSure. What's the worst that could happen?
>>30133232>Offer to buy your friend a drink>Expect to be paid backI hope I never go drinking with you.You're a shitty friend.
>>30133364I thought I'd be a shitty friend by buying him a Shirley Temple?
>>30133364I never said he had to pay us back IN CASH, HINT HINT, TRYING TO GET MORE DUDES FOR THE STOCKS JOB.Well, I didn't think of it immediately, but he might be interested, based on his money situation.
>>30133439I'm not buying it.And we don't need more people.
>>30133439What the fuck do we need Cy for? Elda's already a medic, do we need him to borrow 200 thousand credits or something?
>>30133494Heavy gunner.I didn't realize that he's a medic, though. Been playing too much GTA V and Payday 2.
>>30133547One person at a time.
>>30133632NO, WE MUST DO ALL THE THINGS AT ONCE, HAVEN'T YOU SEEN THE PREVIOUS POSTS?!(Takes a breather)What other skills do you think might be useful for something like the heist mission? Even if we don't agree with WHO needs to come, we should have some idea of what skills we should bring along.
>>30133742One guy with Pickpocket, one guy with Set Trap, and 9 guys with Bluff.
“Alright Cy,” you say with a mock magnanimous tone, “Since Markos has probably been chewing your ear off about the Electrative plates-”Cy groans loudly and buries his head in the nook of his elbow.“-That’s a yes then. Well, I’ll be the nice guy and get you a drink. Pay me back once you’ve returned.”Cy looks up at you grinning broadly. “Aw shit. Thanks bro.”You grin. “No need to thank me yet,” you reply as you ping an order to the waitress. Cy turns away from you and begins rummaging around in his duffel bag. “Now, before you ask,” he says, rifling through his equipment, “Yes, I do have it for you.”“Ta Daaaa,” he announces, holding a long and ropey pair of things in front of your nose. “Here we go!”You pluck them gingerly from his hands, disgusted and slightly confused. Then it clicks. “Aw shit though. You’re serious right here?”Cy grins broadly at you. “Dead serious, just like Dreads. Some of his hair got caught on a strut after you blew him up. I snagged it after Clayton commed me to check the area. Figured you’d like it.”“Shit dude. I never thought I’d be so happy to see nasty ass Rasta scalp in my entire life.”Markos stares at the transaction, looking slightly ill. “I’m gonna need another drink,” he mutters.“Well our waitress is about to arrive, so nows your chance,” you answer. The waitress deposits a large craft beer in front of you, and a fizzing pink drink in front of Cy. As Markos makes his order, Cy takes an experimental sip. His face contorts into a look of disgust. “What the fuck?”“Shirley Temple. Virgin. In honor of you, Cy,” you respond, leering at him from across the table.Markos howls with laughter as Cy stares at you with a mixture of shock and amusement. “Why you little,” he growls, and surges across the table, knocking over both of your drinks.
>>30133742Hacker - we've got that coveredMedic / long range covering fire - EldaShort range covering fire support / demolition - ?Bad Motherfucker - IvanAre deployments limited to teams of 4?
A cherry rolls away from a booth in the corner of the Tipsy Constructionbot. In the booth, three men laugh as one spouts “Hostile Work Environment” between gales of mirth, his neck held in a play choke hold by a second. The third stands clear of the altercation, trying to record it on his e-glasses between bursts of giggling.Bob stares at the little red orb as he absently cleans a glass. "Fucking kids," he snorts, shaking his head.
>>30133804>We got a trophy nowHaha, that's awesome. We should get that shit mounted on our wall or some shit.
>>30133873Man, Dreads is gonna come back and take that shit from us at some point. I KNOW ITHe's like a Predator. Those damn locks detach and shit!
>>30133805I have no idea but for fucking sure there's gonna be a veteran in command unless by some miracle there isn't a policy not to let a team of all rookies go, and that veteran better be tolerant of our bullshit or otherwise occupied and not suspicious.Ivan should get an assault rifle and play short-range covering fire if necessary, and for sure he should l2grenades and l2explosives, those things aren't that far from tech.
>>30133941Paranoiacs, there's at least one in every quest.
Working on Dream Sequence now. Will take questions in mean time
>>30133952Take Out might fit the bill nicely
>>30134020We have little reason to trust him. In Cy's defense, his massive debt does leave him motivated to shut his trap.
>>30133993Just hit Page 10. New thread seems wise. I'll rearchive this one, start a new one once I finish first post of Dream SequenceFor the Record: I think Operation Bitter Oracle won the vote.
>>30133909Let's tie it on our belt like a hunting trophy.
>>30133993>Will take questions in mean timeDoes sound-damping technology exist? The only way Ivan is going to be able to get the drop on anyone is by cheating.
>>30134116And then there was an explosion and our trophy burned up.YAY.
>>30134126Even better than sound damping, how about cloaking tech?
>>30134126There are a variety of materials that muffle the sounds of their contact with other surfaces.>>30134152Yes, Infrared and Visual. But that's higher level stuff
>>30134152>cloaking techalso known as cover
>>30134139There's two locks, thank you very much. Plus, if we lose them both, we can just get another once Dreads comes back like we all know he is.We should bring it down to the labs, though. If he comes back, then we might as well find out what super secret rejuvenation genetic modifications he had that would get him to cheat death.
>>30134351Good idea. Do we have a safe to put this trophy in?
>>30134351Maybe Linda can help with that.