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/KypPFgFrPastebin of Character Sheet: [not totally accurate/up to date]http://pastebin.com/E747zHj7The pastebins will be updated and corrected as time goes on, so keep an eye on them.
>>30220607Time to watch stick in the mud die horribly.
A few steadying breaths. You begin to walk forward, towards the reactor room. Dr. Tran falls in behind you, scanning the hallway leading back to the lift with his rifle. You stop at the intersection of your hallway and the larger corridor, glancing around the corner. Nothing that you can see.“Clear,” you mutter.The two of you press on, walking towards the reactor room. Your heart is beating faster. You know what it dreads. The last hallway. What is down the last hallway? AS you draw closer to it, you press yourself against the wall, shuffling your armored feet along, hoping to make less noise.Still. The echoes. You stop at the corner. And you glance down the hallway.Nothing.Sighing in relief, you unglue yourself from the wall and take a step forward.Something. Movement. You point your revolver down the hallway, finger on the trigger. Something shifts in the distance. You activate your headbeams.A body. A body is sitting up against the wall. You and Dr. Tran walk up to it, eyeing it carefully. You can see the brown surrounding it in a dry pool. As you get closer, it’s easy to see what happened. Neck. Ripped open.Dr. Tran hurries forward and turns the head to get a better look at the injury. The dead man’s eyes stare up into your own. They are wide. Surprised. His mouth turned down in a grimace of shock. You shudder, and step outside of the dead man’s field of vision. After a few seconds, Dr. Tran stands up.
“Teeth.”“What sort?”“I only know the dentition of one species on this world.”“Fuck.”Dr. Tran pats down the corpse before coming up empty handed. The two of you quickly back away from the body, unwilling to linger in the hallway so close to the Gene Therapy center. As you pull back, you swear you can hear more footsteps than there are people. Only a few seconds and the pair of you are both sprinting to the Reactor Room. You stumble into it, panting, and not from exertion. Dr. Tran takes up position near the entry door, scanning the hall with his rifle.You take a few steps forward, and survey the room.Welp, the green lights make it pretty damned clear the Fiss/Fuse plant is up and running. Grunting, you walk over the the electricity control panel. A bag. A bag lies next to the seat in front of the control panel. You lift it up. Unactivated glowstrips fall out. And another tablet. You reach down to grab the tablet. That’s when you notice something odd about the glowstrips.Some of them are smeared with brown.You look again at the bag in your hand. A hint of forest green peeks out from behind the… Brown.You drop the bag. “Shit.”Gotta focus. You have a job here. Restore power. You need to do that first and foremost. You place the tablet on the panel as you contemplate it.Wiring damage. Power cut off to the rest of the clinic to avoid overloading the… lights. Shaking your head, you begin to override unnecessary safety protocols. You’d take an operational computer system, security system, and doors at the risk of blowing out all of the lights any day.You are about to call out to Dr. Tran when there is a loud noise.Shots.>What do you do?>Keep working on that electricity control panel, power ain't restored yet>Join Dr. Tran in shooting the ever loving fuck out of the hallway>Join Dr. Tran and attempt to ascertain WHY he is shooting the ever loving fuck out of the hallway>Write in
>>30220752>>Join Dr. Tran and attempt to ascertain WHY he is shooting the ever loving fuck out of the hallway
>>30220752> Shoot the hallway a little just in case, proceed to feel a bit foolish about the whole thing. > Attempt to ascertain WHY Dr. Tran was shooting the ever loving fuck out of the hallway>Keep working on that electricity control panel, power ain't restored yetIn that order
>>30220752>Keep working on the electrical control panel, the veteran can handle himself for a few minutes.
Here, take some ambiance. Is preddy gudhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5yVSxbTlbQ
>Keep working on that electricity control panel, power ain't restored yetIf the doc's shooting skills are half as developed as his shittalking skills he can handle himself.
>>30220752>Join Dr Tran and determine WHY we're shooting the ever living fuck out of the hallwayReasons are good
>Keep working on that electricity control panel, power ain't restored yet
>>30220969ooo nice thanks
I think the votes are leaning towards joining the good doctor and ascertaining what is happening. Perhaps join in on the fun if an eight armed space mutant is wandering down the hallway.Writing.Also, I remember Angelic doing this when they proxy QM'd for me, and it seemed like a pretty good idea.What are your thoughts on the mission right now? What do you think the monster of the week is, or is there one at all? Whom do you think is responsible for the current situation?
>>30221155We are probably dealing with regular people with genetic augmentations infected with something that is messing with their head.I imagine that the indigenous genius cooked up something nasty to mess up with the personel.
>>30221155Your thoughts would be correct sir.Eight armed mutants are such assholes.Never have any respect for lonely miners who just want to turn the damn lights on.>MissionIt smells bad. In the sense that I feel like we're not getting quite the whole story here. Which is obvious, but I mean-some bad shit with genetic engineering>ThreatsPersonally, I am thinking mutated super humans. Not quite super soldiers or anything. The bites on the guy's neck make me suspect this further.>SituationI hate splitting up in situations like this. We need to hurry and reunite.
>>30221155Obviously we are dealing with the local population after getting some enhancements while they are hopped up on the space marijuana needles. God damned pinko space commie-hippies.
>>30221155Mission is fine, I like the change in atmosphere and the fact that we were kinda forced to go for the objective gave it a more professional, no-nonsense feel.Enemies are probably the pro augs and clinic personnel on a bad trip after being exposed to an extra funky strain of Mars hippie blend. Maybe combined with some experimental gene modification. I'm thinking the bad guys are the purist colonists and the fact they're from Mars is meant to shed another light on why Marlena has trigger happy issues.
>>30221329Wait, shit I had a thought.What if shit went full on Bioshock? The people couldn't handle the unique enhancements and just went all nutzo'
>>30221380What is the deal with Mars, anyway? All I remember is it was full of rebellious punks who were all about purity and weed or some shit.
>>30221155I'm pretty stoked on this mission, want to find out all the secrets, kill all the monsters, get the best grades, save the most people.For the monster, I hoping for a deranged humanoid so, we can't kill it without breaking our odrers, so we are just trying to evade and not get our throat ripped out.I want to blame the crazy Martians, but I think the intern did it.
>>30221433Mars is a 1984 society run by SJW.
You swear under your breath and pull the Model 223 out of your holster. Dr. Tran might be a stick in the mud, but he doesn’t seem like the sort with a twitchy trigger finger. If anyone is, it might be you. You run up to the corridor entrance, standing with your back pressed against the opposite wall. The bursts from Dr. Tran’s gun saturate the hallway with brilliant white light, making it hard to see. Eventually he stops firing, ejecting the empty magazine. “Clear,” he shouts, voice shaky over the comm link.The two of you walk forward cautiously. Now that Dr. Tran isn’t firing any more you can see somewhat clearly in the half light of the corridor, dying glowstrips shining down onto the floor. A small body. Long hair, but thin, very thin. Like someone pulled out three quarters of them at random. You shuffle forward, revolver pointed down at the figure on the ground.“Medical gown.”Dr. Tran nods. “Cover me, Kostov. I have the means to make a better assessment than you.”You swallow and tighten your grip on the… well grip. Dr. Tran shuffles forward and kneels next to the body. With deliberate care, the Doctor places his hands underneath the shoulders of the body and turns it over.“Thang cho de.”
I recommend as soon as we get contact, reporting the fuck out of it to squad leader and ship becomes high priority.
You take a few steps forward and suppress a horrified profanity. You think that whatever is lying on the floor was a girl. You think. The skin is grey and taut, stretched over a face that… fuck. No girl has a face like that. It’s weirdly twisted and elongated, jawline and cheekbones livid against the flesh. The eyes are large, like the eyes of some sort of clammy cave creature. Wide and white and blind.But that isn’t the worst of it. Her face. Her mouth, contorted into a rictus of insane pleasure. While the rest of her body went slack after being shot, the leer remains, baring small white teeth.Dr. Tran stands up, away from the corpse as quickly as possible. “I found something,” he dangles a silver chain in the air, identity chit swaying at the end. It looks like a little bird. You extend your hand and hold it up to your helmet’s reader.>Valla Treegreen>Age 8>HoriZone Citizen-Employee by proxy of her Mother and Father, Darla and Barney TreegreenYou lack the authority to access any more information. You look up at Dr. Tran, shaking your head. “HoriZone’s. Nothing else.”Dr. Tran nods. “We need power STAT. I may be able t-”>Roll 3d10
Rolled 4, 9, 6 = 19>>30221758
Rolled 7, 3, 2 = 12>>30221758It's happening.
Rolled 1, 9, 8 = 18>>30221758Yeah, this is kinda fucked up.
Rolled 1, 3, 3 = 7>>30221758
Rolled 1, 2, 1 = 4>>30221621>>30221666Wait, shit, it is?I must have missed that...was it in those giant pastebins?>>30221723>>30221758Damn it, I knew it! Mutated babies and shit!DON'T GET JUMPED RED SHIRT DR TRAN
Rolled 1, 9, 8 = 18246 46345934
Rolled 1, 6, 7 = 14>>30221758OH SH-
>>30221813>First time I roll in this questWow, uh. Yeah. I'm just gonna stop now.
Rolled 2, 10, 5 = 17>>30221813I think it was mentioned in Marlena's backstory some threads back.
Rolled 10, 9, 2 = 21>>30221758
>>30221433Mars is the only Co-Op corporation in Human Space. I would compare their existence to a nation where everyone conforms to a pseudo- Hippie/New Age lifestyle, which is rigorously enforced by a North Korean/Stalinist government.Gulags are "Self Actualization Clinics" and people aren't reading prohibited materials, only "Exposing themselves to negative energy"
>>30221917Wait, so...It's a Korea style leadership that enforces...hippie life style?That is so fuckin' weird.I love it.
>>30221917So does this mean that people are arrested for "giving me bad vibes, man"?
>>30221917>North Korean/StalinistNot to rag on you or anything FG, but these two are fundamentally exclusive types of government.
>>30221970 Ssssh...you're harshing him out with your negative vibes. Let the man work.
>>30221813>>30221855No, you did well anon. I don't thank anyone really liked Tran all that much.>>30221800I hope so. I binged on all sorts of SCP and creepypasta last night, and I HATE reading that shit. I'm glad it wasn't for nothing>>30221955Not verbatim, but yes. Stalin had "undermining the revolution" Mars has "Disrupting the community's Chi">>30221970I'm thinking more along the lines of cult of personality, state enforced ignorance, strict state control over citizens' lifestyle, less about mechanics of governance.Writing
>>30222015>Fall Guy is a puss to horrorHeh, sorry, I find it kinda moe of you.
>>30222015>I don't thank anyone really liked Tran all that much.Eh, I sort of liked the Idea of having a merc who thinks Ivan is annoying.
>>30222246this, it doesn't feel like a real merc group if everyone is all sunshine and weird sex fights, makes it feel more realistic when certain mercs just can't stand each others company.
Rolled 7, 7, 9 = 23>>30221758Now I wonder if the nonlethal only rule applies to mutants.
>>30222303>makes it feel more realistic when certain mercs just can't stand each others company.And that's when one of them "conveniently" gets killed during a mission they both are on, right?Fun times.
It wasn’t a matter of not seeing what was happening. It was a matter of being too startled to react. One second, Dr. Tran is talking about medical records (you presume), the next, her face, cloaked in steam.You get it now. That horrifying grin. That was her mouth relaxed.Now it’s open, a maw of exaggerated canines and incisors. The jaw is opening wide. Long past the point when it should have stopped. You can almost hear the rip as the skin of her cheeks tears open and back. Jaw muscles writhe and squirm like fat worms.Some part of your brain, obviously not the part that is in charge of priorities, shuts down Dr. Tran’s comm link.Valla Treegreen’s teeth sink deep into Dr. Tran’s neck, ripping through the environment suit like so much tissue paper. You stumble backwards, tripping over your own feet. On your ass.Valla Treegreen locks eyes with you as she rends Dr. Tran’s throat open. “Ha. Ha. Hahahaaaaaaa…”You raise your Model 223 and fire. The rubber headed round slams into the girl’s forehead. Her head snaps back with a crunching sound. As she falls back down you clamber up to your feet.Steam rises off of her body and her face. You watch as her cheeks knit themselves shut.>What will Ivan do?>Kill it. Kill it with an axe.>Restrain. Must remember objectives>>And after that?>>Write in
>>30222340Just to add that immediately brought to mind the movie "Platoon".
>>30222396>>Kill it. Kill it with an axe.Fuck the bonus.
>>30222396>Restrain. Must remember objectivesIf we can restrain it, we might as well. It's a little girl, maybe it can be fixed?After that, try to stabilize Dr. Tran, even though we probably can't do shit. I don't just want to ignore a comrade bleeding to death.
Rolled 8, 4, 7 = 19>>30222396My jimmies are thoroughly rustled.It's got super healing, right? Hack off it's limbs.
Rolled 8, 4, 9 = 21>>30222396>Kill it. Kill it with an axe. Then get back to the control panel we need light NOW. Without Tran to cover us we're exposed to ambushes and the darkness doesn't help.
>>30222396Shit man, we didn't sign up for bio terrorism in the future. Kill it
Rolled 4, 4, 4 = 12>>30222396>>Restrain. Must remember objectivesNot for the objective but rather because we have no idea on how to deal with a mutant with regenerating power. Not sure destroying its brain or vitals would work.
>>30222396By the way, is it considered bad form to loot dead comrades?
>>30222396>Kill it. Kill it with an axe.
>>30222396Restrain that fucking thing. It can tear through envior suits and regenerate? An axe isn't gonna stop it
>>30222509That's a call for you guys to make.
>>30222509Nah, he doesn't need his stuff. He doesn't need much of anything, really.
>>30222396>Restrain. Must remember objectives.If we can manage it without overly endangering ourselves. If it's too risky, then:>Kill it. Kill it with an axe.Damn it, I want the bonus, but I don't think this is going to be something that is reversible anyhow. I also suspect that the other half of our team is probably up to their necks in trouble and have probably negated the bonus on their own.
>>30222396>>Restrain. Must remember objectives>>>And after that?>Loot Trans body
>>30222396Depends.Is it possible for gene mods (I assume) to be reversed in this setting? If so,>Restrain. Must remember objectivesif not,>Kill it. Kill it with an axe.
>>30222509I wonder, will Tran's death count toward this mission's body count?
>>30222509I'd say it depends on how far you take it. If we grab anything that could be useful to keep us alive on this mission, that's fine.If we literally strip him down, that's pretty fucked up.
I think this is our first mission to go fubar, gentlemen.Lets hope we survive. Who knows how many of these things are down here.
Use a flashbang! The lights were smashed for a reason, and murder-midget here has got some major cataracts! She's sensitive to light!
>>30222705Oh shit, that's a good idea!Yes, restrain her with a flashbang!
Alright, I think the best mix here is a restrain while keeping your axe handy for duty.After that I guess, check up on Tran?Writing
>>30222705Damn anon. Good idea. We need to get these lights on stat.
>>30222705Or we could chop her head off. And her limbs. Then throw her inside the fusion reactor.
>>30222705Oh shit, yeah!Get a flashbang up in her face and run.
>>30222741Yep check on Tran, I know we don't know shit about medical, but maybe we can half ass stitch him together if he talks us through it with bloody sputters and coughs?
>>30222741Ivan knows about zombies right?I don't want Tran ripping out our throat with his teeth.
>>30222692Probably very few actually.If all mutants are as agressive as her, having more than an handful would probably lead to them killing each other over ressources.
>>30222792>Implying Gene manipulation is contagiousI swear to god I will be so mad...unless it really is a disease.
Is it wrong that I really want in on these gene mods?>Get shot in the fucking face>Keep on comingYes please. Hopefully they can work out the kinks.
>>30222792We took 21st century history classes, so yeah, we know about zombies.
>>30222829They're clearly sacrificing brain power to work. But I agree, regeneration gene mods should be on our list.
>>30222805Genetically engineered virus that emulates genemod therapy? Could be.
>>30222867pls no pls
>>30222829Dreads had some high-speed regeneration biomods. Probably a helluva lot more expensive than whatever this was though.
>>30222867I can already see Ivan's inner nerd bursting out.But really, whoever made this thing seriously wanted to wreck this facility hard. If it IS contagious tho, they have no regard for if it gets out of this place. I don't think it is contagious. The other body we spotted would've moved by now, wouldn't it?Otherwise, we're facing three of these things.
>>30222958From the look of it, we will be facing a few patients, each with a set of mismatched experimental augmentations/mutations. Guys, we are on The Island of Doctor Moreau.
>>30222844Is having knowledge of 21st century history a respectable thing in this world? For example, if I say "I have knowledge of the philosophers of ancient Greece." today, I sound cultured as fuck.But somehow being able to reference 21st century TV doesn't seem as refined.
>>30223063Ok, I've decided. Kill it. Kill it with an axe.
>>30223117It's all about perspective, anon.Would you be respected saying you know some of Greece's best jokes and funny stories?Think the same of knowing lots about 21st century cartoons and shit.
>>30223144How do you kill with an axe something that may very well regenerate like a troll?Restraining it is probably safer.
>>30223144Also, is there any chance to save Tran? As an asian, I feel obligated to help. >>30223150I would be best friends with someone who knew those.
>>30223150Wishing to teach his donkey not to eat, a pedant did not offer him any food.When the donkey died of hunger, he said:- "I've had a great loss. Just when he had learned not to eat, he died".I real fucking kneeslapper right here!
Taking a deep breath, you scurry forward, wrist restraints in hand. Actually, a pair of wrist restraints. She didn’t use her hands to kill Tran. You bind her arms behind her back and shackle her ankles together too, drawing the restraints tight enough to cut into the grey skin. A bit of ichorous blood leaks out. You stand back, looking down at your handiwork. Valla twitches slightly. Who knows? Maybe the shot to the skull was enough to stun her. Certainly worked better than all of those rounds Tran pumped into her. Gingerly, you seize the creature by the back of the neck, where it’s damned mouth can’t reach you, and haul it back into the reactor room. Just as you are about to return to work on the electrical control panel, you notice a flashing comm request.“Tran?”You open the channel as you rush out into the hallway. Horrible gurgling sounds. You wince as you jog up to Tran. Poor bastard is still alive. Barely. Must be modded to prevent bleed out. As you stare down at your churlish squadmate, he gestures at a pack on his side. You open it. Out falls a collection of medical supplies, various cans of Synth-Flesh and scalpels. Tran pats the area where the supplies fell.His hand is trembling as he lifts it up. A clear tube clutched between jittering fingers. A moment to ascertain it’s purpose. Temporary blood vessel. Something to get blood to his brain before it starves. You take the tube.Your Model 223 is heavy in your hand.>What will Ivan do?>If the doctor cannot cure thineself… apparently a merc with poor impulse control is the next best thing. [Ivan Attempts to stabilize Tran. Tran cannot fight for the remainder of the mission. He must be supported to various locations. He can however, provide medical/science advice via text]>Put him out of his misery. [Ivan will not have to keep Tran alive. Safer than dragging him through the BiodYne clinic, kinder fate than leaving him for those… things.]
>>30223172Well, having it's head explode if we trigger the seismic amplifier in our tomahawk seems like something that'd be pretty hard to get up from.
>>30223204>If the doctor cannot cure thineself… apparently a merc with poor impulse control is the next best thing. [Ivan Attempts to stabilize Tran. Tran cannot fight for the remainder of the mission. He must be supported to various locations. He can however, provide medical/science advice via text]Nobody gets left behind, even if they are jerkass doctors
>>30223201Hey, humor doesn't translate over time very well.At least that explains why everyone stared at the Scooby Doo joke last thread. I laughed harder then I should have. Both at the joke, then at the reaction.
>>30223204>If the doctor cannot cure thineself… apparently a merc with poor impulse control is the next best thing. [Ivan Attempts to stabilize Tran. Tran cannot fight for the remainder of the mission. He must be supported to various locations. He can however, provide medical/science advice via text]Trans gonna owe us free med care for life after this.
Rolled 9, 7, 9 = 25>>30223204>If the doctor cannot cure thineself… apparently a merc with poor impulse control is the next best thing.No man left behind.
>>30223204>>If the doctor cannot cure thineself… apparently a merc with poor impulse control is the next best thing.We could always evac him right?
>>30223204>If the doctor cannot cure thineself… apparently a merc with poor impulse control is the next best thing. [Ivan Attempts to stabilize Tran. Tran cannot fight for the remainder of the mission. He must be supported to various locations. He can however, provide medical/science advice via text]We are the axe of compassion and justice.
>>30223204Try to save him.
>>30223204>If the doctor cannot cure thineself… apparently a merc with poor impulse control is the next best thing. [Ivan Attempts to stabilize Tran. Tran cannot fight for the remainder of the mission. He must be supported to various locations. He can however, provide medical/science advice via text]We do not leave him behind, we do our damndest to make sure he survives.If we both make it out alive, I think he will take quite a different view of us, which would be nice.
>>30223204>Help TranSeriously, the other option is fucked up as hell.
>>30223204>If the doctor cannot cure thineself… apparently a merc with poor impulse control is the next best thing. [Ivan Attempts to stabilize Tran. Tran cannot fight for the remainder of the mission. He must be supported to various locations. He can however, provide medical/science advice via text]
>>30223172Decapitate it. Then put actual bullets into the pistol and blast that melon. >>30223204Save that motherfucker
>>30223174>Also, is there any chance to save Tran? As an asian, I feel obligated to help.Having your throat ripped apart is usually very much lethal, unless you have regeneration genemods too.>>30223204>>If the doctor cannot cure thineself… apparently a merc with poor impulse control is the next best thing. [Ivan Attempts to stabilize Tran. Tran cannot fight for the remainder of the mission. He must be supported to various locations. He can however, provide medical/science advice via text]His knowledge actually might be useful when dealing with fucking mutants.
>>30223204>If the doctor cannot cure thineself… apparently a merc with poor impulse control is the next best thing. [Ivan Attempts to stabilize Tran. Tran cannot fight for the remainder of the mission. He must be supported to various locations. He can however, provide medical/science advice via text]Ivan really doesn't seem like the sort to just cap him.
>>30223240A young man was hosting frisky old women. He said to his slaves: - "Mix a drink for those who want to drink and have sex with the ones who wants to have sex."And the women said: -"We're not thirsty.">mfw actually beginning to enjoy these
Looks like Ivan remains virtuous even in the face of face ripping horror.I think we'll all need a nice and fun mission after this shit.
>>30223340So am I.
>>30223359Mascot hunting on the moe planet.
>>30223359Yep. straightforward objective, overwhelming firepower, moral high ground, fat paycheck. Maybe we could escort the "New Sync Street Boys" as concert security. :)
>>30223411Are you mad?
>>30223340Verily good sir, Greece is the most exceptional humorous bodies.>>30223359Nothing wrong with remembering SUFFERING is a thing.The cool part about this set up you got Fall Guy, is you can explore all sorts of genre with all these missions. Please, feel free to continue doing so.
>>30223359Can we have a Mission where we get pit against that cure Merc Idol and her company?
>>30220969This music is tripping me out.
>>30223429Fine, whack a bunch of terrorists with no hostages in a building no one cares about, and we have orbital fire support. Kind of a pi?ata demonstration.Re: concert security, read the webcomic Schlock Mercenary. Besides, it'll be funny. We get to see Ivan go true grit when facing schoolgirls.
>>30223556Oh, you're serious! I thought you were only pretending to be retarded. *wink*
“Fucking fuck,” you moan as you take the tube and insert it into some sort of vein. Jugular perhaps. Then a ping.>good job not fuckup. 3“Three?” you groan, air leaving your chest in a demoralized gasp. “Fuck.”Finally all the jugulars are hooked back up. You roll back on your feet, sweating into your helmet.>good. won’t die. yet. glad didn’t reach vertebral. course bigger problem then.“Shit dude. Now what? I can’t just leave you here.”>what going to do. 10penny feckwit.You grunt, slightly too distraught to respond to the insult as you haul Dr. Tran back into the reactor room. Valla is twitching. More so than usual. This is all fucked. You groan as you get back to the electricity control panel. You’d like it if restoring power didn’t mean burning out all the lights, but fuck it. You wouldn’t have the time of patience to find the damage in the wiring to fix it even on the best of days. And you don’t want to be alone. Even if it is a half dead douchebag.>thinking. fast heal.“You noticed?”>fcku. not so fast head. neurons not regen quick. look to head.“Head shots tend to be fatal you know.”>so>So?>These are still civilians Tran. [Ivan keeps non-lethal rounds loaded in his Model 223]>Yeah. So. [Ivan switches to airburst rounds]
>>30223716>>These are still civilians Tran. [Ivan keeps non-lethal rounds loaded in his Model 223]Give her a good concussion.
>>30223716>CiviliansWe already realized we can restrain them and stun them. Keep our Flashbangs ready and continue to use nonlethal methods.We can do this, damn it.
>>30223716>These are still civilians Tran. [Ivan keeps non-lethal rounds loaded in his Model 223]AXE OF COMPASSION AND JUSTICE GO.
>>30223716>10penny fuckwit. I like this guy. >Yeah. So. You're going to owe me after this you crotchety motherfucker. *switches to airburst rounds*
>>30223716Well, it's a revolver, so load alternating rounds. Maybe mark the outside of the chamber so you know what's in each.
>>30223716>These are still civilians Tran. [Ivan keeps non-lethal rounds loaded in his Model 223]I want our fucking bonus pay.
>>30223716Keep it nonlethal until we see a queen. We're the biggest badass in the unit, and as long as we keep them in front of us, they're meat.Besides, airburst are less useful at point blank.
>>30223716>These are still civilians Tran. [Ivan keeps non-lethal rounds loaded in his Model 223]if we need to end them we can hit them with a rubber round then finish with the tomahawk
>>30223716>>These are still civilians Tran. [Ivan keeps non-lethal rounds loaded in his Model 223]Now, the people who did this, they die with some help with their "Experiments." I'm sure their patients want a second opinion...
>>30223716>So that is probably the least dangerous of the test subjects we're likely to run into. I think we could get a fair bounty for her.
>>30223788yeah that sounds great until you realise you don't command the loading sequence unless you fuck around with the cylinder between shots, which is stupid, its like loading a FMJ in a bunch of blanks and going ITS TOTALLY SAFE GUYS
>These are still civilians Tran.I'm sure the dice gods will bless us with the ability to score perfect headshots.
Man! You guys just love making this hard on yourselves. Dragging around Tran and toting non-lethalsWriting.
Can we find a cattle prod anywhere? WHY did we not go to Space Walmart before the drop?
>>30223888We want the bonus pay.And we're a nice guy.I am prepared for the horror Fall Guy.
>>30223888Ivan is many things, but he is not a smart man.
>>30223888NOBODY EVER SAID BEING THE AXE OF COMPASSION AND JUSTICE WAS GOING TO BE EASY.
>>30223918Nah he's a brave mother fucker
>>30223918I think we are pretty smart, we're just impatient and goofy.
>>30223888Ivan: BY GOD AS MY WITNESS, I WILL GET THAT BONUS OR DIE TRYINGTran: (gurgles)Ivan: Damn right, Scoob.Tran: (weeping openly)
>>30223946We're a merc with ADHD.
>>30223946>smart>impatient and goofyUh.
>>30223956Look, guys. We just need to not get sneak attacked. These guys have a deadly ass sneak attack.What we do, right? Hear me out>Strap Tran to our back as a backpack>He is our eyes from behind>Never get snuck up on.>Continue to call him Scoob because he can't argue properly.>Never explain whyPlan? Plan!
>>30223985This is a great idea. How tall is master fu?
>>30223985Well, we still have some flashbangs. We should give some to Scoob for a last ditch attempt if they sneak up behind us.
>>30223985Use the 8 year old as a buckler.
>>30223974Those aren't mutually exclusive things anon.>>30223985PLAN.
>>30224035"Here you go, Scoob. Don't think you won't have any fun back there just because your throat looks like it met the wrong end of a cheese grater, harhar!""(I hate you more then I would have ever thought possible, you spastic excuse of a mongoloid barbarian.)""THAT'S THE SPIRIT!"
Sorry about the time guys, working on an atypically formatted post. Should be a little bit.
>>30224293Is cool mate. Take your time
>>30224293>>30224334Yeah, I'm busy reading the last thread and getting creeped out by space music, don't worry about it.
>>30224293>>30224334>>30224357Also chilling patiently.
>>30224357Back from reading. Can we all acknowledge the fact that these monsters/innocent civilians can use technology? We're all in consensus as to how fucked that is?
>>30224509Eh, slapping the switch on an elevator does not mean you are capable of reasoned thought.
>>30224509I don't know if that means they're still pseudosapient, or if it just means that technology use is deeply ingrained into their subconscious.Pretty creepy ramifications either way.
>>30224509You mean smashing lightbulbs is considered "using technology"?
>>30224509so it's like the gene therapy has given them super human bodies and regen, likely an attempt at a "perfect" body and attempted to make them "happy" which has caused some sort of psychosis. Fun stuff.
>>30224611I think he mean't that it used the elevator to get to us, and that implies that not only could it still use the actual elevator but knew enough to watch for which floor we got off on.
>>30224611you just hit on something there, anon. or I missed it earlier. All the lights are smashed. By necessity or preference, they like the dark. So grab a flashlight and find out which one...
>>30224688Shine it in their eyes
>>30224688yeah, it also mentioned that their eyes are large and similar to those of deep cave critters, we need light, we need all the light. Do we have a flame thrower in our kit by chance??
>>30224688It was mentioned before with >>30222705's flashbang suggestion.
“No. These are civvies. Something made her like that,” you gesture at the still twitching form of Valla Greentree, “something can make her back.”>u get me kill. i stand, kick ur ass.“Once you can stand bright eyes. Once you can stand.”Just as you wrap up your conversation with Tran, there is a friendly series of pings. Various BiodYne systems coming back online. Including limited in house net service. You rush and access the PA channel. “Oh fuck.”
>>30224606They know it goes down, and it's a little coincidental that the elevator went up as soon as we reached the bottom floor. >>30224609Either way it's bad for us. They know the territory. >>30224617Yup. Slaanesh science experiment all over this. >>30224611No, that's called tactics. They are more comfortable in the dark and are clearly predatory, so they are at least aware we are disadvantaged in the dark. >>30224702this>>30224720dunno>>30224728Excellent idea, it might cause near-permanent damage. Also. What happened to the locals?
>>30224688Oh god, I'm now having this mental image of some poor bastard shivering in the dark with his last flare held out in front of him to ward the things off...
><04:32> Patient Summerstar displaying abnormal therapy reaction. Possible transgenic rejection? Requesting emergency medical assistance><04:33>EMS deployed. All personnel, please stand clear in Gamma wing for EMS workers.><04:36>Patients in Delta wing displaying abnormal therapy reaction.><04:36>All Delta?><04:36>All.><04:37>[ADMIN] This is Administrator Vickers. This is a Code Teal, I repeat, this is a Code Teal. Mass medical emergency. All available medical personnel are requested immediately in Delta wing.><04:38>[ADMIN] Report any unusual events directly to me or Chief Geneticist Singh immediately. Do not use PA channel.><05:12> OH MY GOD ADULT WING SECTEAM STAT><05:15>[ADMIN] Please remain calm and remain at your stations. A security team is being deployed as I speak. The rest of Corp Sec is coming up on call and will be arriving in your wings in the next fifteen minutes.><05:21> infantcare i dont know i><05:22>[ADMIN] Please remain calm. Security Teams are deploying to assess the situation.><05:31> THEYRE BREAKING OUT OF PODS><05:36>[ADMIN] Evacuate. Evacuate the clinic. This is a Code Black. This is a Code Black. Security Teams will provide protection. Get out of here immediately.><05:41>the doors are locked. the doors are locked><05:41> Connection to Net is cut><05:42> THEY’rE NoT HUMan><05:42> Oh Jesus Christ><05:42> were all alone.><05:43> BULLETS DONT KILL THEM><05:43> Found Sec Team. All dead><05:43> RUN><05:43> I don’t want this><05:44>[ADMIN] I have established contact with HoriZone Authroities. They are deploying Security Forces. Remain by the exits and be ready to file out in an orderly fashion.><05:44> lies><05:44> Line Up For The Slaughter Kids!><05:44> NOBODY IS FUCKING COMING><05:44> Fuck you Vickers.><05:45> teethteethteethteethteethteethteethteethteethteeth>[ADMIN: BARRY VICKERS] has disabled posting privileges on Channel 0332
>>30224751Oh fuck? Oh fuck what?
You swallow. “This fucking shit…”Tran gurgles at you pointedly. “Right,” you mutter, regaining your focus. You hop onto the clinic's net and attempt to ping your two other squadmates. Nothing. You try again. And Again. And again. Then.“Yeah you fucking on ya mate, you restored fucking power I know! Bit fucking busy though!”Clayton cuts off as quickly as he came on. You stare at your updated station map. Clayton and Marlena are only a few meters away from the site where the last security team went missing.>distract. we go. live“No. Fuck that. They’re not ending up like the last two teams. We’re going to help them.”>not good 4 thatYou look back at Tran. He certainly isn’t good for that. He’s barely even good for lying on the ground and bleeding out at a glacial pace.>What will Ivan do?>Leave Tran, you can't let him slow you down when you're coming to reinforce Clayton and Marlena>Take him with you. Lord knows, Valla might wake up
Guys, if there's anything we've learned from this mission:We need a headlamp for those fucking missions without lights.We also need the deluxe model with hibeams just to shine in people's faces when we need to be a dick to people and aliums
>>30224776>san lossawesome post, FG
>>30224802>>What will Ivan do?>>Leave Tran, you can't let him slow you down when you're coming to reinforce Clayton and Marlena>>Take him with you. Lord knows, Valla might wake upCan't we have a better chance patching him up if we get him TO reinforcements?
>Take him with you. Lord knows, Valla might wake upHalfway measures are for unloyal pussies.
>>30224802>>Take him with you. Lord knows, Valla might wake upAlso, if we've got what we can running, seal the room to the reactor, we don't want the freakies fucking it up after we leave
>>30224802We go, take tran with us.
>>30224802>Take him with you.Tell Clayton they hate light! Any kind of light! Shoot for the head!
>>30224802>Take him with you. Lord knows, Valla might wake up
>>30224776>><05:44>[ADMIN] I have established contact with HoriZone Authroities. They are deploying Security Forces. Remain by the exits and be ready to file out in an orderly fashion.><05:44> Fuck you VickersThis is bad.>>30224802>Take him with you. Lord knows, Valla might wake upAlso, give the bitch a bad concussion
>>30224802>Take him with you. Lord knows, Valla might wake upHEY GUYSI figured out an easy way we can have a inbuilt medical suite for out suitSTRAP TRAN TO OUR BACK
>>30224802Tran can't defend himself, leaving him is a death sentence.>Take him with you. Lord knows, Valla might wake up
>>30224802>>Take him with you. Lord knows, Valla might wake upStrap him to our back. Also, we should know whether Clayton or Marlena has killed anyone yet. We could probably go weapons free if that's the case.
>>30224776Well shit...so 'All of Delta" got turned. Any info on how many are in Delta? Sounds like whatever it was, was not suppose to happen. Rejection? Seems a bit violent for rejection.>>30224802Uh.Shit, I dunno man. Take him with us? Strap him to our back, like I suggestedd above. He'll keep our back clear.
>>30224802>Switch to lethal rounds. Head cap Valla. Head upstairs.
>>30224886This. Weapons free? Please tell me weapons free. I would be so happy to not pull punches here.
Alright, guess we take Tran. You guys like doing things the hard way.Writing.
>>30224886>>30224906yeah, we need to tell Clayton about our encounter with Valla and see if we are weapons free yet
>>30224940Well leaving him alone with the smell of blood all over him is a dumb idea. He'll get ganked.Besides, we could use the set of eyes at our back. And we're doing a retreat once we get to our buddies. Tell them about the lights issue too.
>>30224940Ivan: EXTRA PAY FOR EXTRA RISK! MUAHAHAHA!Tran: (bubbling noises and foaming at mouth)Ivan: DARN TOOTIN', PAL!
>>30224802is it me or is med-evac out of question? Doc Douchenozzle is a liability now and he needs medical attention
>>30225108We don't exactly have time, I suspect.If we leave, our merc buddies get overwhelmed.
>>30224940>You guys like doing things the hard way.Nothing worth doing well is easy. Also, despite our violent ways, we do the right thing.Well, that, and silly as it is, we like being awesomely stupid in ways that get us hurt.
“Fucking shit. You think maybe I could strp you to my back?”>dislodge tubes. fuck yurself.“Damnit,” you grumble as you seize Tran underneath the armpits and haul him backwards. Damnit damnit damnit. You do not want to be doing this backwards. Only option though for his precious fucking tubes. You gently place Tran down on the lift to the Gene Therapy Clinics and press the “UP” button. The lift shudders and begins its creaking ascent.Just then a thought occurs to you. You know that Clayton and Marlena presumably are still alive, and you’re sure that they’ve met the locals. Might as well ask. You tap Clayton’s comm icon repeatedly.“Fucking what.”“Killing them?”“What the fuck do you think dipshit.”Clayton cuts off the connection. Huh. Well isn’t that something. Didn’t think he could get that mad. You raise the Model 223 and begin switching off to a decidedly more deadly payload.You are so focused on the task at hand you fail to notice the urgent gurglings of one Dr. Tran. When you finally do, your Model 223’s chamber is popped out, not a single bullet loaded. “Kinda in the middle of so-”You stop. You can hear it too. Scittering. Scratching.“Oh fu-”Something lands on the opposite side of the lift. Before you have time to raise your empty 223 to meet the new threat, another something wraps itself around your head, obscuring your vision.You drop the 223. As Tran gurgles and splutters over your comm link, you can hear the basso thud of metal striking metal.>Plan of attack!>No, your revolver is still on the lift. Don’t worry about that.
>>30225252Do we have a knife? Stab it with a knife.
>>30225281Slam our head as hard as possible into the wall. If that thing is on our head that should stun it.
>>30225281Slap it with the side of the axe or slam or head into the wall.
>>30225299I second this.Then we grab our melee weapon.
>>30225281>>Plan of attack!AXE
>>30225206I like to picture Ivan as a bit of an idealist. He accepts that Mercs aren't heros, but when he gets the chance? You're damn right he'll try to be one if he can help it.Maybe I'm the only one that pictures him that way tho.>>30225281Wait, what just happened? Did we get face hugged?Uh...shit, pull it off? And clamp our mouth shut. No throat rape please. If we can get it off, pistol whip the fuck out of it until it's unconscious. Or whatever it is.
>>30225288We have THE AXE.
>>30225345>Wait, what just happened? Did we get face hugged?>Uh...shit, pull it off? And clamp our mouth shut. No throat rape please. If we can get it off, pistol whip the fuck out of it until it's unconscious. Or whatever it is.make sure it doens't get inside us!
>>30225299>>30225330I can't help but feel like this will result in us dying so... I don't wanna do that.
>>30225281seconding >>30225299slam the thing on our face into something hard, tell Tran to get down low and start swinging that axe
Alright, I think we'll open with a head smash with whatever is on us.Any specifics for what comes afterwards?
>>30225281>Plan of attack!Warn Tran, use a flashbang, and if that doesn't get the thing free (since they might be sensitive to the light?), faceslam.Then time to introduce it to the AXE.
>>30225443get Tran and us into a corner and start quelching our axe's thirst
>>30225443Grab our axe and become a fireman.
>>30225443Pistol whip it when we get it off!And make sure Tran is okay.Also, fuck our partners for ruining the bonus for this mission.
>>30225443Axe it in the face.
>>30225443Keep smashing it till we're sure it's dead, then reload our dam gun. I knew we should have bought that shotgun!
>>30225443>Any specifics for what comes afterwards?Flashbang/stunner, then axe
>>30225471This is best plan.
>>30225443Grab our axe and look for something to swing at that isn't Tran.
>>30225494We're going to get a bonus anyways because the client didn't give us enough information. Mercenaries are property, and they aren't cheap.
Alright! Good plan guys>Head smash>Light up flashbang>AXETEIMLet's say 7 rolls of the 3d10.
Rolled 6, 1, 8 = 15>>30225547
Rolled 9, 8, 1 = 18>>30225547
Rolled 2, 6, 10 = 18>>30225547Axe him like a canadian lumberjack
Rolled 4, 9, 5 = 18>>30225547we crazy
Rolled 2, 7, 10 = 19>>30225547
Rolled 2, 8, 1 = 11>>30225547BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD
Rolled 1, 7, 2 = 10>>30225547
>>30225582>>30225586>>3022559418, 18, 17please tell me trips count for something
Rolled 4, 3, 5 = 12>>30225582>>30225586>>30225594What are the chances?No, seriously. What are they? There are 1000 possible combinations on 3 d10 dice. How many will add up to 18?
>>30225634A surprisingly large number of them actually. the 3d10 gives very normalized rolls, one of the reasons why I chose it.
Right. I think I've seen enough rolls to know how this encounter is going to end.Writing.
Rolled 4, 9, 8 = 21>>30225634Well see... we're probably Kharns great, great, great, great (etc) granpappy. SO our roles will be amazing. Khorns all about this.
Rolled 4, 5, 4 = 13>>30225697>Right. I think I've seen enough rolls to know how this encounter is going to end.Thats not a good sign...
Rolled 8, 10, 1 = 19>>30225651Mah nigga. having to go back to d20, best of 3 for other quests makes me feel like a barbarian.
>>30225697Spoilers: VERY POORLY
Guys were playing deadspace.
Your mind goes blank as you recall what a merc must do in high pressure situations like these. When a fucking mutant lands on your head. Honestly, you think Darius had more mundane things in mind when he told the rookies to “Use your head.”You find his words of wisdom perfectly applicable in this situation as well. You begin the thrash backwards, repeatedly slamming your assailant against the wall of the lift shaft. The thing’s grip loosens, but only marginally. At least it isn’t choking you out with it’s skeletal thighs any more. You snarl and begin to smash your upper body against the shaft once more. Finally the thing screams and lets go, collapsing against the guard rails as it sags off of you. Snarling, you pull a flashbang grenade out and pull the pin.A few seconds, and the world blossoms with light. You cover your visorwith your spare arm as your draw your tomahawk out. Shaking your head, you are satisfied by the pained screeches of the creatures as they claw at their… ears? Didn’t think the flashbang would get them like that. Shrugging, you take Tran’s observation to heart, and swing your tomahawk into the skeletal head of the creature that was assaulting Tran.Gor splatters against the opposite wall before descending into the darkness. You turn around to face the other creature. It looks up at you with large blind eyes. The horrific maw gapes, the squirming jaw muscles slack with shock.“Disgusting.”
You stomp. And you stomp. And you continue to slam the sole of your boot against the wall, trying to purge the filthy abomination. Bones crunching as you scream out frustration, fury, and fear until all that’s left is a black-red pulp. Panting, you collapse onto your knees. This time, you have the foresight to prepare.You rip your helmet off and vomit, liquefied donuts and coffee drip through the metal grate of the lift floor. Wiping your mouth, your crawl over to Tran.Dead. You figured after he failed to make a snide comment about your gastric upheaval.“Hey… I’m sorry man,” you mumble to the corpse. “I tried, you know?”“Talkin’ to a corpse,” you mutter, “I’m losing it. I’m fucking losing it. Mutants. Pear ass Aliens. What the fuck is wrong with me.”And you laugh, hysterical laughter echoing in the shaft until it sounds like a demented version of the Big Bang’s laugh track. God, you hated that assignment. Thoughts of college bring you back into yourself. You swallow, and put your helmet back on.A comm request from Marlena. You tap it open numbly.“Kostov! We’ve locked ourselves down in one of the labs! These things, they’re fucking borderline immortal! Clayton’s been… oh by the Red Mother Clayton’s… shit.”A red comm icon flashes in your HUD map of the clinic. You frown as you slide rounds into your Model 223. Not rubber heads. Not anymore.>What does Ivan say?
>>30226366>>What does Ivan say?Loot his gear. We need ammo and weapons
>>30226366WAIT! Could we rig the generator to go nuclear and then evacuate?
>>30226366*Looks at Trans dead body* FUCK! That means Clayton is dead!
>>30226366"They hate sound. Use loud noises to get them off you. I'll try to find the PA system."Who wants to hook up our iPod to the musak player and put some classic punk music on?
Rolled 1, 5, 7 = 13>>30226366Loot Tran."Yeah... Trans gone. I'm enroute to your location. In case you hadn't figured it out by now shooting 'em in the head works. Fuck this assignment.
Rolled 9, 9, 1 = 19>>30226366seconding >>30226389Loot Trans useful gear, then head to Redskies and Clayton's position
>>30226418Oh, good idea! That way we can disable them non-lethally!
Rolled 16>>30226418seconding this
>>30226418Too bad we can't strobe the lights, too.Wait...can Ivan build a rave grenade?
>>30226431Ride of the Valkyries, max sound edition?
>>30226418Thirding. Plus, shit'll be, like, totally fuckin' brutal.
>>30226366Ask Clayton if there is a PA system and whether or not he likes Slayer.
Geez, was there anyway to get Tran out of here?I imagine leaving him back in the reactor would've been way worse.
Rolled 7, 2, 9 = 18>>30226431>>30226418Yeah but I wanna meet up with whats left of our squad first. Don't want to be fucking around with the PA without some one on our six.
Rolled 5, 6, 8 = 19>>30226366Fuck that shit, we've found what happened.We are getting Marlena and what is left of Clayton and we are getting out of here.
>>30226547Yes, but doing so required higher than average rolls. Much higher than average.>>30226413Now you're reading with phonicsThat's my weird way of saying yes, yes you can absolutely do that.
>>30226366>What does Ivan say?First loot all of Trans shit but his the clothes he has on.Then tell Marlena that these things are weak to sonics and that you're on your way.
Rolled 8, 2, 9 = 19>>30226607But what about the surroundings? We don't want to kill people living nearby.Could we try orbital bombardment?
>>30226561She's locked in a lab surrounded by these things, there's no way she's getting to us and we're not fighting through them all.Can we comm the transport we came in? Home base needs to know the shit that's gone down here - we need back up...or a orbital strike.At least the hush money we 'll be paid to keep their good reputation intact will be good!
>>30226413We should probably contact our employers before doing something like that.
>>30226651Dude, fuck the surroundings. Anything gets out of this lab, they're all dead anyway.
>>30226431Guys, we need to take trans machine gun and grenades. How good is our aim?
Nah man, we can't blow the place. We're still looking for...for...uh...Shit, what was that guys' name the nice chick asked us to look for?We can at least do that.
>>30226607Fuck those Red Martians! They probably set this up! Filthy space Commies.
>>30226710Bad, we've done only the base level of training with assault rifles.
>>30226710Well, considering that we've never trained with a machine gun, I'd guess we're pretty useless with it.
>>30226726Vickers. Dude's name is Vickers. We should try to find him for some extra bonus pay.
>>30226736Fuck linked to the wrong post. Sorry. Ment this one:>>30226651
>>30226726Barry? Bro, he's so dead. And if not, we'll get dead real quick if we try and look for him.
>>30226607>Yes, but doing so required higher than average rollsOr switching to airbrush before we entered the lift, right?
Rolled 4, 2, 2 = 8>>30226726He's either dead or mutated.I'd be more interested in finding a way to save Marlena.
Rolled 9, 8, 2 = 19>>30226726Vickers IIRCWe need to link up with the martian and whats left of Clayton is he's still alive (of course he is, only a stingray could kill him), once we find them and their status, we can plan further
>>30226738>>30226742Do we have access to our SMG's? Those would help right now. Like, a whole fucking lot.
>>30226778Air/burst/, not airbrush...bad autocorrect! Bad!
>>30226778that would have helped yes.Also, been writing, may be a big update.In the mean time, let's discuss something more light hearted. How much therapy will Ivan need after this drop?
Rolled 7, 10, 2 = 19>>30226867>How much therapy will Ivan need after this drop?I'm thinking 3 rides on the Valkyrie
>>30226867We can talk to Elda about it. Work out our mutual traumas.
>>30226867None. Months long bender, but no therapy.
>>30226867Pretty sure we're going to desert or retire after this OP.
>>30226867It's OUR TURN to bitch to Elda and cuddle her while we sob!
>>30226867None, he's an alcoholic.
>>30226948Not before we game the stock market and have a snog with Elda.
Rolled 6, 4, 4 = 14>>30226948nah we're not, we're going to take another trophy for our shelf, maybe like that still alive husk head from ME3, but we're going to come out of this intact, and hopefully with 2 other still living mercs alongside us
>>30226867>How much therapy will Ivan need?Tons. I'm sure his liver will handle it.
Rolled 3, 9, 3 = 15>>30226867>In the mean time, let's discuss something more light hearted. How much therapy will Ivan need after this drop?Well, I'd say about 30 drinks worth of "therapy".
>>30226867>How much therapy will Ivan need after this drop?Hmm, assuming he didn't already need any (which he probably did)......yeah, he's gonna need a Valkyrie ride or two, or maybe some quality time with Elda. Maybe some heavy drinking for an evening.I doubt we'd go and sob too much, but missions like this are nightmare fuel.
>>30227002>two other still living mercsMArlen's and...Val? I don't think the cavalry's going to get here in time...
“Things hate noise. Be loud.”“What, you think we’ve just been sitting here with our fucking thumbs up our asses,” Marlena shrieks over the comm link, “They’re in a fucking frenzy! Oh god… I can hear them scratching at the door…”“I’m coming.”“I don’t give two shits if you’re coming rookie! Clayton needs Tran now!”“Tran is dead,” you state simply.You cut off the comm link. Marlena knows all that she needs to. You lower yourself down and relieve Tran of his medical pack. Clayton needs it more now. You turn it over in your hand. There is a patch on the inside flap. An anthropomorphic kitten mascot waves at you, the paper-screen stuttering with age. You close the pack and hook onto your own belt. You relieve the corpse of two more flashbangs and three fragmentation grenades. Patting down Tran, you manage to find his wallet in one of his thigh pockets. You open it and are confronted with a very strange sight. Tran is smiling. As is the little girl on his shoulders.“Fuck me.”You sigh and put the wallet back, entrepreneurial spirit smothered. You stand up as the lift comes to a halt. “And fuck these guys too,” you snarl as you jerk your wrist, clicking the Model 223’s cylinder into place.>Roll a grit check
>>30227016>30 drinksI suspect this trauma will last longer than one night.
Rolled 5, 10, 7 = 22>>30227051GRIT MODE TIME
Rolled 3, 2, 10 = 15>>30227051C'mon BOOOY!
Rolled 10, 4, 6 = 20>>30227051AXE OF JUSTICE
Rolled 2, 8, 5 = 15>>30227051
>>30226867None. Alcohol will fix everything.
Rolled 1, 7, 3 = 11>>30227051>>Roll a grit check
Rolled 4, 2, 6 = 12>>30227051Maim. Kill. BURN!
Rolled 9, 8, 2 = 19>>30227051
Rolled 4, 10, 9 = 23>>30227051FOR GOD AND GLORY I AVENGE MY BRETHEREN! IN FIRE AND FLAME I REDEEM MY FAILURE AND BATHE IN ENEMY BLOOD. OH DEATH! OH REAPER OF FATE! BRING ME TO FINAL ABSOLUTION.
Rolled 8, 3, 4 = 15kill. Maim! BURN!! KILL THEM ALL LEAVE NONE ALIVE!!!
Rolled 8, 3, 2 = 13>>30227047other was clayton, we don't know if he's dead or zombied yet>>30227051rollan
Rolled 6, 2, 10 = 18If we brought our OMPs with us (I think we did, we left the AK-94 behind) we might want to swtich to them when we've got a moment to breathe, they should be plenty louder than the 223
>>30227051>Tran's Wallet has a picture of a kid...o-ow...that actually hurt.Fuck man. I wish we had just went lethal ammo. Maybe he'd still be alive...
>>30227126Oh shit it worked.
>>30227126Bonus points with me if we turn this into a chant.
>>30227309I hope Fall Guy uses this during the fight. I can see Ivan screaming that as he blasts through zombies.Dudes gonna be fucked up later.
>>30227126Chant it! It will be awesome!
You scowl and grit your teeth. It’s not much, but it keeps you from pissing your enviro-suit. You walk forward, squeezing the grip of your Model 223. Fuck this. Fuck this fucking mission. Fuck BiodYne. Fuck HoriZone. Fuck your fucked life. You strom forward, following the map on your HUD, marching towards the twin green lights of Marlena and Clayton. You walk past rotting corpses, the desiccated remains of the last security team and unfortunate scientists. As you walk forward, common sense over takes you. You press yourself against the wall, shuffling towards Marlena and Clayton’s location.You can hear the screeching. Unnatural shrieking warbles. High pitched yet guttural. These guys aren’t about to win any singing competitions. You peek out around the corner of a strut. Six of the fuckers, all clamoring around the door. Swarming in the hallway, clawing at each other as much as they are at the door. The hallway is narrow and long. They’re about twenty meters away. They haven’t noticed you yet. You rub your hand along the tactical rig. Five flashbangs, five frags.>Plan of attack
>>30227392Throw a frag.
>>30227392Throw a flashbang and headshot them before they recover.
>>30227392>Determine location of team mate.>Tell them of following plan>Throw two flashbangs>Meet up and engage any of the creatures that are near the exit.>Get Clayton>Throw another Flashbang>Escape and don't look back.
>>30227392Flash and Frag. Shoot all that stand, axe and stomp any that survive.
Rolled 1, 10, 2 = 13>>30227392Open with a flashbang and follow with a frag.
Rolled 10, 2, 8 = 20>>30227392flash bang and frag, simultaneously.Pick off the most alert ones that haven't been blown up with revolver.Charge in with axe for cleanup.
>>30227392Flashbang only, we need to save our grenades, tell the bitch what you are doing first then, go and kill everything.
Rolled 1, 9, 1 = 11Flash and frag then charge, shoot and stomp the living fuck outta them. Then stabilize Clayton.
Alright, I'm seeing frag, flashbang, then clean up with revolver and tomahawk>Throw Frag>Throw flash>Shoot>AxeGonna need 8 rolls of a 3d10 up in here
>>30227392While we kill all the mutants, do you guys think we should sing the Song of the Volga Boatmen?
Rolled 8, 8, 7 = 23>>30227534
Rolled 4, 1, 3 = 8why throw a flash if we're throwing a frag aswell, the frag will detonate before they can get away from it, and the flash will just be rendered pointless by throging the frag...
Rolled 10, 1, 1 = 12>>30227534Rip and tear.
Rolled 1, 4, 9 = 14>>30227534
Rolled 4, 2, 6 = 12>>30227534
Rolled 5, 9, 10 = 24>>30227534
>>30227435>>30227448>>30227444>>30227496Frags can still be loud as fuck. We should save them in case we run out of flashbangs.I say:>Check squad location/ inform>Flashbang>Shoot in conjunction with Marlena, if possible. If not, bang-bang-axe-axe.
Rolled 3, 2, 10 = 15>>30227534
>>30227542Thank goodness that was with the flashbang
Rolled 3, 4, 2 = 9>>30227534FUCK YOU ZOMBIESFUCK YOU ROMERO
>>30227538Sure, why the fuck not?
Rolled 5, 3, 2 = 10>>30227577it wasn't actually posted in reply to your post, I typed it up and didn't refresh to see the update
Rolled 4, 6, 5 = 15>>30227534Xtra
Hahaha alright anons. Everyone thank >>30227540 for their 23 on the first roll.Writing.
>>30227642So, what's you're plan if we get Ivan killed? New game? New protagonist? Taking a vacation? What're we looking at?
Rolled 2, 6, 4 = 12Wait, if these monsters are what the children mutated into, it could be a fair assumption that the adults may have mutated into...something else.
>>30227642I know the dice gods have frowned upon us today.They seem to appreciate the lulz more than the serious.
>>30227706If Ivan gets ganked... Hm. I've invested too much time into DAQ to let it die like that.Merc at a similar level to Ivan transfers in to StrikeOut, probably to fill his place even, because lol meta. Would have to deal with all of these depressive mercs mourning their lost buddy you were sent in to replace. Probably less friendly interactions as a whole.
>>30227758>Probably less friendly interactions as a whole....But thats whats fun about the downtimes...
>>30227809Gotta win them over anon!
>>30227828can't do that when they're all depressed and your the replacement for the cause of the depression, and besides, Ivan's the character I'm attached to, kind of hard to grow attached to another just willy nilly
>>30227864Well I guess you better not let him die then
>>30227809Then lets not die
>>30227864Again, this is assuming Ivan dies. I will freely admit he benefits from plot armor. The plot armor can break, but it does make this sort of thing very lenient.If you guys mess up or just roll low it most likely will result in nearby characters dying.
>>30227902Like Tran?Like Tran
What if instead of some new guy we played from the perspective of an existing character? Not that I want Ivan dead mind you.
>>30227915I consider Tran your warning. Just a heads up that people with names can and do die.Still writing
>>30227915SQ has 'Don't lick the doorknobs', we shall have 'Remember Dr Tran'
>>30227939An excellent and fascinating question, anon!While I write, which of the NPCs would you like to play as, if not Ivan? Depending on responses I may work in an interlude at some point.
>>30227947I thought the warning was that two post thing you put at the top of that thread a while back?I believe you man, no need to make me feel bad for the guy's little girl ;~;>>30227967I'd rather not think of that. Darius is cool tho.
>>30227967Niels during mission. Val during off time.
>>30227967Whose that third guy who is friends with Niels and Ivan buy hasn't gotten any real character development? The one who Isn't Cy.That guy.
>>30227967I'd rather not play as an established NPC. It turns them into pre-written protags instead of NPCs...I'd rather they remain separate.If we do have to, it has to be that guy in insurmountable debt. Have to pay for failure somehow.
>>30227967Cy seems like a fun chap to play.So does... Did... Dreads.If Clayton makes it through this, fuck yeah I want to play as him!
>>30228007Markos?>>30227967one of the unmet non-interns might be fun, but the others, they've already got really well established characters and I don't feel like we'd stay IC with them and play them well, always better to not give us control of a character we don't knowalso, just whipped up pic related in paint
>>30228045is dreads dead?
>>30227967Val, definitely Val
>>30228068(shrug) Beats me, but I'd like to see him in action again. Jamaican accents are fun to read.
>>30228090Right, because if you kill your lv.2 you should totally get to roll up a lv.10...
>>30228090nah, what >>30228011 said is true, giving us control of a NPC just cheapens the effect of them and our future interaction with themI'd rather play some middle tier unknown that does not impact or interact with Ivan
Rolled 2, 1, 5 = 8>>30228066You should post that fucker at the start of every mission thread.
>>30228066That picture should be of a little girl.We're gonna see his daughterSuffering ensues
>>30228066>Markos?Yeah, Markos. That guy has barley any character development and he's about the same level as Ivan.If we're taking over any NPC it should be him.
You yank the pin out of a frag grenade and toss it down the hallway without even looking. The muffled boom and the chorus of screams are more than enough confirmation for its efficacy. You smirk, and pull the pin on the frashbang before sending it too down the hallway.Nothing.You look down at the pin in your hand. “Fuck!” you scream in fury. Snapped the pin. Didn’t pull it. Hands were shaking. Snarling, you leap out from behind the corner, glaring down the hallway. You line up the sights of you Model 223 on the nearest… thing. The creature looks up at you, eye comically large from beneath it’s sparse ginger bowlcut. You promptly miss all three shots.“Fuck,” you roar into the hallway. One of the surviving things mewls in pain. “Fuck you too,” you snarl, as you bolt forward with your tomahawk in hand. Can’t miss from this range. Not with largely disabled targets. Your first swing actually manages to strike two heads, pulping them both into explosions of steaming pink. You gag as some horrifying meaty stench breaks through your helmet’s air scrubbers. So is this what that steam that comes off of their wounds smells like? You execute another quick downward strike, obliterating another one of the creature’s skulls with your seismic amplifier. You stumble forward across the slick hallway floor.One left.The creature looks up at you listlessly, black organs squelching out of the gash in it’s side. “Fuck.”Stomp.“You.”Stomp.“Asshole.”Stomp.
On the final stomp your foot slips in the ichor, and you collapse into the meaty slurry. Picking yourself up and trying not to vomit once more, you walk up to the door and knock three times. Marlena opens a comm link.“Kostov?”“Dead. Let me in.”A few seconds, and the door slides open. Marlena is staring at you. You cannot see her face through the helmet. You are glad she cannot see yours either. “How’s Clayton?”“Not fucking finished yet mate.”You and Marlena hurry over to the downed merc. He’s not doing great. The rather nasty set of gashes along his thigh and right arm tell you that much, but he’s a damn sight better than Tran was. You quickly pull out Tran’s medical pack. “Anyone know how to use thi-”Marlena snatches it away from you and begins to spray synth-flesh onto the wound. After a few minutes, Clayton opens up the team channel.“Right. A plan. That’s a good thing to have. No more splitting up either.”>Any suggestions on a way forward?
>>30228268I think we're gonna have to detonate the reactor
>>30228268Whatever we do, whether we clean house or leg it, we need to find out how shitty the situation is, how big the zombie problem spreads, where and how many of them are there, we stick together, watch each others backs, work slowly and cautiously.Is there a security station where we can access cameras or sensors?
>>30227967I would rather go with the new transfer guy that everyone dislikes because he is meant to replace someone. It would give a different mood to the quest.We "could" try to win them over or just not so we can focus on the jobs.Really though I wouldn't want to play a existing character because there is urge to play them differently than how they are set up so far.
Rolled 2, 10, 8 = 20>>30228268Move, fast. All the noise probably alerted the others.And possibly bigger ones.
>>30228268Does everyone here have their own personal air supply? Because if so I say we vent the atmosphere for the entire complex, then headcap /everything/ once they've asphyxiated. If we can't vent atmosphere, poison it.
>>30228337dude, its not a moon base, we're on a habitable planet
>>30228268Blast punk rock through the PA system, headshot zombies.
Rolled 2, 5, 2 = 9>>30228259Make way to reactor, carefully. Call in an evac en-route, if we see anyone still kicking grab 'em Vickers taking priority. Nuke this hellhole and get out.
>>30228371You the guy from >>30226418?
>>30228268Could we try contacting our handler and call for backup or is the comms still only short range?
>>30228348Damn, thought it was still being terraformed to human habitable. Ok, scratch that then.
Alright, writingProbably last update for tonight guys. Getting a little sleepy. Will also be a solid starting off point for next thread, IMO
>>30228405Probably. We should do slayer instead. Honestly out of all the options we would probably make the most money off of incapacitating the monsters. The client would be inclined to pay us for our good work. OH WAIT! THERE'S GOING TO BE A FINAL BOSS! FUCK! Who was that guy? Vizz? Or whatever? The scam artist that started this mess! FUCK.
>>30228450I was still being constructed, the clinic as a whole is very large and still a WIP, which begs the question, why the fuck were they doing genemod research in a unfinished clinic then try to cover it up
>>30228548Probably so they could limit its access to transport, and it's less expensive to build on world than off.
>>30228486>OH WAIT! THERE'S GOING TO BE A FINAL BOSS! FUCK! Who was that guy? Vizz? Or whatever? The scam artist that started this mess!The monsters that we were fighting until now were the children patients.We haven't seen what happened to the people in the adult wing.
“We need to get to the security station,” you say, blessed with a sudden burst of insight.“Really? Cause I think we need to get the fuck out of here,” snaps Marlena, “Tran’s dead. I don’t want to fucking join him.”“Hang on Martian,” interjects Clayton, raising a hand. “What’s this about a security station, Ivan?”“We can figure out how many there are, maybe even who’s responsible for all of this shit, if the cameras got it. There’s a lot we still don’t know yet about what happened here.”“Good. Fuck this place,” mutter Marlena.“Yeah,” assents Clayton, “but Ivan’s right. We’re being paid to figure out what happened here. You want a failure on your mission report, Marlena?”Marlena looks as though she’s about to say something, but her chest quickly deflates. “No.”“Me neither. Don’t want to be here long though. Nasty buggers, the lot of them. Don’t want to think what the kids and all look like.”You pause, but decide it has to be said. “Those are the kids.”Marlena and Clayton both look at you. “What?”“I took and ident chit off of one of them. She’s just like the ones out in the hallway. Valla Greentree. Age eight,” you dangle the small bird shaped identity chit in front of your fellow squaddies.“No,” breaths Marlena.“Yes,” you answer, inhaling. “I think everything we’ve fought so far are just kids who were going in for much needed gene therapy.”“The adults…” Marlena whispers, “What will they be like?”“I don’t give a rat’s ass,” mutters Clayton as he pulls himself to his feet. “We are going to the security station. We are figuring out who did this. And we are putting a bullet in their brain. Move out squad.”And with that Clayton leads you and Marlena into the black hallways in the clinic.
>>30228689That's it?Oh boy.
>>30228689Alright, and that was the last post for tonight.Feedback, how is Operation Bitter Prophet going for you, now that things have picked up? Anything you think could be improved upon?Also, general questions, I'll be lurking to answer them
>>30228721I'm loving it so far FG, although its a distinct break from established missions and action scene flow, its enjoyable nonetheless, a fun changeup for every once in a while
>>30228689Ok, Clayton is clearly too guns-no to survive this OP. Marlena's...actually, she seems likely to get genre savvy quick, so I'll give her better odds. We live by the dice or die by the dice, as always.No way to radio for back up, not like the cavalry can get here in time.
>>30228721I like how it's going so far.I'm also going to gleefully enjoy stuffing bullets into Logan's brain. We really need more missions like this.
>>30228721Eh, the whole horror genre's not my thing but I'm enjoying it so far. Also, did we ever restore power to this level's security station?
>>30228721Well, the name bitter Spring was damn well appropriately named.I still feel guilty about Tran.I do like how Engineer we feel in this situation. People need shit fixed and we're the only guy to do it. Also on note, we should learn how to do BASIC medical stuff, I think. I don't want to be JAck of all Trades, but seriously, knowing how to use any of that medical shit is handy.Some questionsWill we be telling Tran's little girl what happened here? I assume StrikeOut has a very formal way of informing loved ones postmortis.Blowing the entire station seems to me like a bad idea. Is there a way for us to get into contact with the bigwigs AFTER we get the info from security? I'd like permission to do that shit, if we have to. It's pretty clear it's infested.And finallyThis was basically a mission to say sticking too close to those 'bonus parameters' is gonna get us fucked, isn't it? Because it sure as heck felt that way. Since we chose not to break it, and our team mates broke it anyway.Not that I blame you for it, it makes sense that they'd say 'fuck the bonus', I just wanted to know if this was another 'message' as you put it.
>>30228721That horrific and wonderful, thank you fall guy.
>>30228755>Ok, Clayton is clearly too guns-no to survive this OPwhat does this even mean?
>>30228721What would our relationship with Tran be like if we managed to save him?
>>30228759>>30228752>>30228800>>30228820Well I'm glad to hear you think so, anons! Yes, this is quite a change of pace. I'm not sure if I'll write another mission as overtly Horror-y as this one in the near future, but it seems to be building into something more successful once we got over the tension building half>>30228788It isn't really my jam either. And yes, you all did. Power online for the entire station. Just not the lights.>>302288141. I'm not sure about that. I'll leave it up to players votes if they want to tag along. And yes, StrikeOut does have formal procedures for an on the job death. They're coordinated by the merc's HR Adviser.2. Clayton has a powerful comm suite. He could probably contact the bigwigs if he were outside, in the open. And there wasn't a storm causing interference.3. The bonus parameters were attainable, but REALLY REALLY hard to get. Clayton and Marlena broke it as a way to get you guys to go guns-free, because I was getting some low roll vibes this thread. I guess that to a certain extent this was a message, that yes, in general things can go horribly wrong. Although a lot of that had to do with the horror vibe I was going for>>30228896Adversarial still. Tran would be cross at you for saving him. He doesn't enjoy relying on others, and you saving his life would irritate him to no end.
>>30228721Thanks for the thread FG, I'm looking forward to blowing this place up.Whens next thread scheduled for?
>>30228954Good question. I'd like to run again on Tuesday, but I'm not sure if I'll get the chance. Keep an eye on the twitter.
>>30228972will do, also, might want to archive the thread if you haven't already
>>30228953>1Fair enough. We didn't know the guy, so I doubt his family will wanna talk to us, nor do I think the others will want to go see em.But still. Man.>2So...basically a cell phone? I suppose we should try for that, after we get info. Tell them what we got, mission done, bonus to get us to blow the place up maybe? that'd be pretty sweet.>3Yeah...I figured. I figured we could at least TRY to do the bonus until something shitty happened. Unfortunately it meant that Tran died. Will keep in mind for low weapon grade missions in the future.Hell, at least we have something to be upset about with Elda some time.Also>Tran being this tsunI'll miss that crotchety bastard.
>>30228953So, if Tran died, can we get his share of the pay?
>>30229279Sorry anon, no. Tran's mission pay will be going directly to his family.
>>30229294fuck.I hope he had death insurance