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/DickishDeadMaster Pastebin for Everything Else:http://pastebin.com/nNU28gEA
Yawning and stretching you roll out of bed, the taste of bad chinese overwhelming any other sensation. Making the sort of unusual face that one makes when freshly out of bed you stumble into the bathroom alcove of your tiny, but free, apartment. Brushing your teeth, you blink blearily at the smart mirror as a variety of social obligations and requests pop up on the glass screen, glowing blue. You unleash a pained groan before spitting the toothpaste into the sink and reconsidering the screen.>Hey man! Heard about the arm. You know what this calls for? A motherfucking tattoo.>Markos>Bro. Bro. I know you fucking thought those armor plates were a bad idea. But guess whose arm wasn’t fucking shot off? That’s right. Let’s get you some proper fucking gear.>Cy>Hello Ivan. I just wanted to inform you that your compensation from BiodYne for thee last mission just came in. Meet me in my office some time today. Also, I heard your arm was reattached! Good call.>Svenja Weiss>Choose one to go and see now.
>>30587707>>Hello Ivan. I just wanted to inform you that your compensation from BiodYne for thee last mission just came in. Meet me in my office some time today. Also, I heard your arm was reattached! Good call.>Svenja WeissIt's probably best to go see her first since both of the other options will cost us cash and we haven't been paid yet.
>>30587707>Svenja WeissThen Cy followed by Markos
>>30587707Lets go get some money.>Svenja Weiss
>>30587780>>30587763>>30587800Svenja first then. Writing
While I write, I have an inane question. If Ivan were to drink coffee, would he have a mug with any writing on it? If so, what would be written on it?
>>30587841"Universes best lumberjack"or "I survived Valkyrie"
>>30587841I feel like it would have a fill line for the vodka to be added first.
>>30587863Seconding "I survived Valkyrie. TWICE!", but as a t-shirt instead.
>>30587870nah, we just add a tally mark each time
>>30587841>If so, what would be written on it?Mind of STEEL.
>>30587926and on the underside it says "Balls of STEEL"
>>30587976>>30587926I like it.Inside of the mug the fill line >>30587865 says Will of FIRE.
>>30587986Or "Mood Enhancer"
>>30587863>"I survived Valkyrie"Seconding as well.
>>30587863"I survived Valkyrie and I also got this lame mug"
>>30587841"I'm with stupid."
>>30587995>>30587986>>30587976>>30587926I like these. We probably had the mug for a while so whatever historical things people are clamoring for wouldn't have been current at that point.
Although you’re not terribly awake just yet you figure the sound of credits transferring into your checking account is as good as any to properly wake up to. You ping your HR adviser back, informing her that you’ll be over in a little bit, before pouring yourself a mug of coffee. You ignore the vodka fill line, instead pouring as much of the black brew into the mug as you can without posing too much of a spill risk. Sipping on it drowsily, you step out of your apartment and make for the HR offices. After a few minutes of unremarkable transit you find yourself standing outside of Svenja’s office. Another draft on the bitter coffee and you knock on your Adviser’s door.Svneja pings you to enter and you do so, trudging into her office. Your HR adviser looks up at you, her face morphing into an amused grin. “Not much of a morning person Ivan,” she asks, failing to suppress a slight chuckle.You grunt monosyllabically before sitting down in front of her, placing your coffe mug none too gently onto her desk. Svenja makes a small noise at the sound of ceramic striking whatever her desk is made of, which draws a small smile from you. You adviser huffs slightly, pushing her e-glasses back into place before looking at you seriously. “Alright Ivan. Like I told you in the ping, BiodYne just sent through your compensation package. Let’s just say it’s not as much as I initially expected when I offered you the mission.”>How do you respond?>Defensively>Saw that coming>Tired grunting>Worry about compensation>Other
>>30588059>Saw that coming
>>30588059>>Saw that comingExpecting an F on self-preservation and another F on leadership
>>30588059>Tired gruntingwhining about it won't help.
>>30588059Saw that coming.
>>30588059>Tired grunting>Saw the coming>OtherDrink more coffee.
>>30588059>>Other"Not your fault. We're all just gears in the machine". Grin at her, then:"So, what has the brass deigned to offer me?"Might be too fedorous for Ivan.
>>30588129I thought you died.>>30588059>>Saw that coming>
>>30588059saw that coming"the whole mision was not what I initialy expected too"
>>30588059>>Saw that coming
>>30588059>Saw that comingI can say the same about the mission and the company contracting us
>>30588129This plus >>30588059>>Saw that coming>
We should ping Cy and tell him we're talking to our HR rep now but will be over about armor and whatnot later, and ping Markos and give him the same, but after we visit Cy
>>30588248Let's hold off on pinging them until we're done here. I'm half expecting something else to come up when we're finished.
“Mmmurrgh,” you mutter ominously, drawing a worried look from your petite HR adviser. “Ivan,” she asks, worry evident on her face. “I’m sorry, I wasn’t teasing you or any-”You pick up the mug and take another long draw on it before slamming it down on Svenja’s desk. Again, this is less an emotional display and more just a matter of your lacking fine motor skills in the morning. The viscous black coffee seems to have finally reached your brain, as you shake your head, and suppress a yawn. “Aw, don’t worry about it Svenja. I’m just pleased StrikeOut isn’t giving my a pink slip instead. Mission was a fucking mess.”Svenja looks relieved to see that you aggressive mug placement doesn’t correlate with an incipient berserker rage. “Ah, okay, well good,” her face turns red and she covers her mouth. “Not good I mean! I’m not happy about this either! Just I’m glad to hear you don’t blame me for this, that’s all.”You shrug, taking another draw on your coffee. “Eh. Not your fault. We’re all just gears in the machine,” you grin at Svenja, “So, what comp did I manage to snag anyway?”“Well,” says Svenja, rifling through some print outs, “Let me see if I can find it…”After a few seconds of searching she pulls out a piece of paper. “Ah ha! Here we are. Yes yes let me see here. Alright. Do you want the full report, or just a summary from me?”>Full report [I’ll have to type that shit up, probably put it in a pastebin]>Summary
>>30588313Full report.Sorry OP, I just gotta know how bad it really is.
>>30588313>>Summary"Do I look like a military historian to you? Just the deets, it's all water under the bridge anyway".
>>30588313>>Full report [I’ll have to type that shit up, probably put it in a pastebin]It would be quite interesting to learn the full story of the disaster.
>>30588342"don't need the deets" Curses, can't think straight.
>>30588313summary for the sake of fastnes, but if you want to give us a full report later I would be glad
>>30588370I can totally do that.
>>30588313>Full reportWe want to know how that CF was reported, and what our role in the report is.
>>30588370I'll second that.
>>30588313Full reportSorry OP but i gots to know
>>30588370fuck! i'm still using the name from the civ, sorry guys
>>30588313>Full report [I’ll have to type that shit up, probably put it in a pastebin]Get crackin' OP
>>30588313Full report, along with eggs and bacon.
Great, you broke OP.Yes, I am pulling the Cosgrove Maneuver.
You are rather curious to see what the full report of your actions at the clinic entails, even if it does entail some most likely unpleasant reading. “May as well see the whole report,” you sigh. Svenja nods and hands over the print out.http://pastebin.com/BUj363C4You stare at it for a few minutes, reading carefully, before putting it back down on the desk. Svenja stares at you as you take a long, slow draw on your coffee mug.>Anything Ivan wants to say about all of that?
>>30588886>>30588884See? Always works.
Rolled 9>>30588886Could have been worse tbh.We are still whole after all.What mods do they offer?
>>30588886Unless the gene mods are anything really worth it, I say we just take the extra 16,000 credits.
>>30588886>One major Gene ModI'm sure it will be worth more than the 16k.
>>30588886Assholes. I'd like to go back and kill everybody.Perhaps we should tell them that catching Valla was only possible because she was alone and busy with killing Dr. Tran. The other monsters were in groups.
>>30588946Agreed.A big mod is not to be laughed at.Especially with BiodYne specializing in them.
>>30588886How major is one major gene mod?
>>30588886The Gene Mod is tempting, but I would rather get the extra 16,000 since that just opens up a whole lot of options for us. We can also put some of that toward our debt.
>>30588886Silence.....after all we did kill several children
>>30588886What kinds of minor/major gene mods are possible?How much could we make by selling the story to the media?
>>30588886I'd need details on the major gene mod before deciding, and also, didn't we find out and narrow down that it was that Indian scientist who we never found who was responsible, thats partial completion of objective 2B, argue that
Any questions about the gene mods can either be done as an In Character update or just addressed OOC by me. Which do you prefer?
>>30588886what would the tertiary compensation be, is that the choice between the mods or the cash?
>>30589015I guess OOC.
>>30588886>One Major Gene ModHope it's not the one they were working on.We should grab a catalogue and start planning. Hopefully the mods will be worth more than 16 grand.
>>30588996And the fact that Valla may recover only makes it worse
>>30588886Them saying we should have tried to capture bigass 3m tall humanoid when a kiddo ripped an experienced mercs neck out without problem is corporate bullshittery.But yeah, whatever. It's to be expected.>>30589015OOC, don't bother. Just list them.
>>30589015OOC would probably be faster
>>30588886>Signed Devansh NirajSon of a bitch.
>>30588886Definitely the major gene mod, probably worth more than 16k
>>30589015I would ask about the Mods in character since it would effect if we take the mods or just go with cash.
>>30588886If theres ever a drop against BioDyne, we're taking it, fuck them and their corporate "WE'RE SO MORAL WE SHIT HAPPINESS" bullshit>>30589052was that the guy we figured was behind it?
>>30588886Bullshit. Those mutants were not humans by any standards.Anyway, lets take the major bio mod.
>>30589052explain please fellow anon, its fucking early here and my brain is not yet fully booted up
>>30589063I think you are missing the point man, we killed 8, 8 year old children. no matter how corporate bullshit they throw at us our hands are still bloody
>>30589084He was the guy working for BiodYne that was responsible for everything. He was bribed by a competitor.
>>30588996>after all we did kill several childrenIf it is the job, you do it as best as you can, as quickly as you can, make sure to clean up and reserve regrets for pension.
MINOR MODS:>Immuno-Metrics Service Pack 1: A suite of cell reinforcing gene mods that increase resistances to diseases, toxins, and cancers. Can survive Level 1 biohazardous situations indefinitely, extends survivability for higher levels.>Increase hazardous combat survivability>8,000 credits>Falconian Eye: A gene mod improving vision in general. Helps with aiming and increases rolls on perception checks. Also includes a secondary eyelid to protect the eye from adverse conditions.>7,000 credits>Dopa-SYNTHoid: A gene mod that controls dopamine releases in the brain. Helps stabilize shooting and rapid decision making abilities. Improves reaction times.>9,000 credits>Boze Auditus: A gene mod that enhances your auditory abilities. Hear longer, hear louder, hear better. You can hear things from further away and may selectively shut off your eardrums to protect them from loud noises or sudden changes in pressure. If used alongside a Processor Implant will allow you to better triangulate things based on sound alone. and to process two conversations at once.>8,500 Credits>>Neo Hemoglobin Service Pack 1: Enhances the clotting factor of Neo Hemoglobin, reducing risk of bleed out.>6,000 credits
>>30589084>>30589052>>30589063Wait, my bad, different Indian name guy was responsible, just jumping the gun. The guy we kinda sorta figured was Nirav Singh.
>>30589116then we need to tell Svenja that, fuck them and denying us completion of Obj. 2B, that fucker is 2B
>>30589106See>>30589126We are a merc, not a soldier> monster, psychopath etcI know.
>>30589106>our hands are still bloodyThat comes with the territory.
>>30589136>Nirav Singh.We need to tell them that, thats ground for partial completion of Objective 2B, tell Svenja and argue that we did partially complete that objective.
>>30589168We don't know that in-character, though.
>>30589188we had enough evidence through the logs and docs we found to present it as a lead to them, them claiming otherwise is bullshit
>>30589142we were taking the humanist aproach thus far but anyway
>>30589106What the fuck kind of bullshit is that? Those weren't kids, those weren't even human. Those were fucking monsters that used to be kids. We did them a service.
>>30589196Wrong guy. Read >>30589136
>>30589207>What the fuck kind of bullshit is that? Those weren't kids, those weren't even human. Those were fucking monsters that used to be kids. We did them a service.This.
MAJOR MODS:>Nano-Carbon Skeleton 25%: Increases the portion of carbon nanotubes in Ivan’s skeletal structure from 10% to 25%. This allows Ivan to acquire even more powerful strength augments, as well as increasing his resistance to injury. >18,000 Credits>Metaboost: a Gene mod that enhances metabolic efficiency by reducing the amount of energy consumed for osmoregulation. The extra energy is used to create more ATP, which allows for even more energy intensive muscular augmentations.>18,000 Credits>Myocyte Pack Hercules: An enhanced version of Myocyte Pack Ares, endows augmentee with even greater strength and speed. However, it requires both the N-C 25% and the Metaboost gene mods to function.>17,000 Credits>Cortech Neostructure: A unique and as of yet unreleased gene mod that enhances the neurons in the entire brain, but are meant to improve the function of the Cerebral Cortex. Your mind simply works better, and increases perception, acuity, charm, and grit statistics. You also pick up new physical skills, such as weapon operation, much faster. As a side effect of this, people have also noted an increased appetite.>19,000 Credits
>>30589211I did, I was referring to the guy that posted corrected, the real guy behind it
>>30589207>>30589207If Valla makes it back they weren'tbut I get what you are saying , I just think that the way we handled Ivan until now might couse him to be a little upset about what happened, he is not the most ruthless guy around
>>30589223>Cortech Neostructurewould be my first pick, followed by >Nano-Carbon Skeleton 25%
>>30589223I think the consensus is to buy one major mod.I'll go afk, but in advanca I vote for>Cortech NeostructureNot even is it the most expensive, it is currently the most useful one.The first three major mods have to be bought in conjunction to be fully effective.
>>30589248>If Valla makes it back they weren'tpotentially turning one survivor back to being 'human' does not magically make the monsters that killed Dr Tran and tried to kill us human
>>30589223>>30589223>>30589223Cortech Neostructure.All of my this.
>>30589223>Cortech Neostructure:Welp, this gets my vote.
So this has turned into quite the discussion. In order to make my life easier, and with the menu of minor and major gene mods in here >>30589223and here >>30589132I'm holding a second vote to make my life easier.>Choose a form of Comp:>> 2 Minor Mods>> 1 Major Mod>> 16,000 Credits>And I'll take the most commonly supported bit of write in dialogue too
>>30589223>Cortech Neostructure: A unique and as of yet unreleased gene mod that enhances the neurons in the entire brain, but are meant to improve the function of the Cerebral Cortex. Your mind simply works better, and increases perception, acuity, charm, and grit statistics. You also pick up new physical skills, such as weapon operation, much faster. As a side effect of this, people have also noted an increased appetite.>19,000 CreditsThis, for the love of god this seems really damn useful.
>>30589223I feel like you're baiting us with that Cortech Neostructure...It's too tasty looking though, gotta bite.>voting for Cortech Neostructure, baring that, N-C 25% if that's out of the running.
>>30589281> 1 Major Mod>Cortech Neostructure:
>>30589281>>> 1 Major Mod>Cortech Neostructure
>>30589281Not too sure how much 3,000 creds gets us, but the Neostructure sounds good, also, use 8K to pay off our debt.
>>30589281"...After everything that's happened, I think it's safe to say my brain needs all the help it can get.">Cortech Neostructure
>>30589223Unique and as of yet unreleased, eh?GEE, WONDER WHERE THEY GOT THAT FROM!
>>30589281>1 major mod>Cortech Neostructure
>>30589281>And I'll take the most commonly supported bit of write in dialogue tooTell Svenja about Nirav Singh and the logs and documents we found, forward them to BioDyne, it should be more than enough of a lead for partial completion of 2B, if they can't get anything from that, then they are utterly retarded and deserve their competitors fucking them over.
>>30589275Like I said I get what you mean, but I think That Ivan would feel guilty about it, He had nightmares about a mechanic that he tried he to save but security personel killed. This may be even worse for him
>>30589332seeing the nightmares he's already had from that mission, I doubt it
>>30589281>And I'll take the most commonly supported bit of write in dialogue too"Well...at least I got this gene mod out of the whole situation."
We need to do something for the dead merc who's name I forgot's kid
>>30589281>>30589223>> 1 Major Mod>Cortech Neostructure
>>30589223while the >Cortech Neostructure sounds interesting, "yet unreleased" sounds exactly like what we saw during the drop, so I'd go with the>Nano-Carbon Skeleton>>30589281>>> 1 Major Mod
>>30589364Why? I'm sure StrikeOut has everything covered.
>>30589311Not where you'd think anon. The Cortech Neostructure was meant to be a much higher level gene mod, one that you would have had to find in a mission at a later stage in the quest.I decided to make it available to you all as a form of compensation for Operation Bitter Prophet, especially because IC reasons meant that Davensh Niraj had to shit on you guys (covering his ass) and deny you a whole lot of comp. Remember, Davensh Niraj's performance report only represents what he thinks, not what I, the QM. thinks.
>>30589364Argue that they need to pay death compensation for Dr. Tran's death, particularly when said mission was supposed to be a cakewalk.
>>30589384An unrelated question, what is the interest rate on our debt and savings account?
>>30589412That's a good start.
>>30589281>> 16,000 CreditsTo be paid to the deceased's daughter.
>>30589431XX%.We weren't given an exact number.
>>30589324Just here to say that the whole thing is NOT easy to figure out from the info given. There's also the issue with everything in those reports and emails being circumstantial. BiodYne would probably want positive proof, like visual records of Singh's presence in the facility.
>>30589412I'm sure they did. To his family.
>>30589431debt is just multiplied by 1.05 after each mission.Savings... let's say it gets a 1.04 multiplier after each mission. I honestly haven't put much thought into that yet, so don't hold me to that figure.
>>30589453There is no way there's only a one percent difference in the interest we make on our saving and that which we pay on our debt. At minimum I'd expect there to be a three point difference, and that's if we were so loaded that the bank was trying to incentivize us not to outright pay of four debts.
>>30589526we are not making any at the moment because all of or money is in our checking account, and who knows, maybe StrikeOut is giving us an employees friendly fee
>>30589526Even if this hurts us, I have to second this. Interest on debt is usually huge, while interest on savings is tiny. I think 1.05 for debt vs 1.01 for savings would me more realistic. <spoiler>1.04 on our savings per mission would amount to 7.6 after one year if we do one mission per week. </spoiler>
>>30589603>Even if this hurts us, I have to second this. ...
“Fucking horsehit. Coward’s trying to cover his ass.”Svenja nods silently, looking slightly nervous. “Yes, I know Ivan. I’m angry about it too, trust me.”You sigh and grab the arms of your chair, looking away from Svenja and at a holoposter of a cat hanging off of a tree branch. After a few seconds of silence you face your adviser once more. “‘Spose I’ll get the Cortech Neostructure. After all that happened I think I might need a brain enhancement.”Svenja shakes her head. “I don’t think you need a brain enhancement Ivan,” she says with unexpected defiance. “You did the best you could do in that situation. I don’t think I could’ve lasted five seconds in that facility, if half the things I read in the reports are true.”You chuckle tiredly. “Yeah, well that isn’t your job. Although it’d be pretty funny to see you in drop armor. And with a gun! Like maybe a Rhino!”Svenja joins your tired laughter with a bit of giggling of her own. The idea of your tiny little HR adviser toting a massive light machine gun like the Rhino is pretty hilarious. You watch in detached interest as the 10,000 credits of mission compensation fly into your checking account. Svenja’s eyes refocus on her e-glasses. After several seconds she looks back at you. “Alright Ivan, I just set up your augmentation appointment to happen at the same time as your checkup with Dr. Barnes.”“Two birds, one stone,” you reply, taking another sip from your mug.“Indeed,” Svenja concurs, nodding her head. “So, I think that’s all for now, unless you wanted to talk to me about anything else?”>Anything else to say Ivan?>Or do you just want to meet up with:>>Markos and get a tattoo>>Cy and check out the armory
>>30589673Can we funnel that cash into debt repayment?
>>30589673>>Cy and check out the armoryI wanna see those toys.
>>30589673>any new missions to browseMaybe we can start planning ahead and not pick a suicide run for next time?
>>30589673>>Cygotta buy some armor
>>30589673>Anything else to say Ivan?Schedule some drinks with Svenja tonight if she's free, then>Cy and check out the armory
>>30589673Tattoo next so we can show it off to Cy.
>>30589673>>Anything else to say Ivan?What's our current debt?Let's pass 5,000 of the credits we just got into that.
>>30589673>>Cy and check out the armoryThose credits aren't gonna spend themselves.
>>30589707we've gotta wait 4 days since getting our arm reattached to be cleared for missions IIRC>>30589698yeah, we might want to pay off that missions debt interest
>>30589673Did that bastard at least pay death comp for Tran's family, or was he too much of a cheap bastard for that too?Also, let me know how the kid, Valla Greentree is coming along, okay?Also, we need to send Tran's daughter his medkit. Kid needs to have something from her father that isn't money...
>>30589673see how much of our debt we can pay off and what our current cash is, thenseconding >>30589714
>>30589707Your next selection of missions are all guaranteed by me to be fun and lighthearted. Regardless, you still need to be cleared by Dr. Barnes before you can sign up or even check out any more missions.
>>30589739>wait for daysTrue, but knowing what we're doing next might inform our purchases when we go see Cy.
>>30589673>Anything else to say Ivan?Ask if she can give us our current debt to StrikeOut.
>>30589698>>30589673While we're at it, funnel some cash into the savings account, probably 8,000 into the debt and savings account.
>>30589739>yeah, we might want to pay off that missions debt interestthis>>30589750>Also, we need to send Tran's daughter his medkit. Kid needs to have something from her father that isn't money...and this, together with a heartcrushing letter how we were unable to help and how our most recent friend (cough) was so suddenly taken from us
>>30589802this sounds good
>>30589766Again I'd rather know if there are any mission specific required purchases (like when we bought the air canister for the Dredds mission) before we start paying down our debt or buying armor we don't necessarily need.
>>30589673Did we ever check if we could collect any of the smaller bounties on Dread or not?
“Hmph. I’m afraid to ask, but what’s my debt situation right now?”Svenja brings up a file and begins to read through it. “You’re at 85,969 credits of debt right now.”You visibly wince. “That interest rate…”Svenja nods. “Would you like to pay off some of it?”>How much does Ivan pay off?>none of it>Just the interest: 4,094 Credits>5,969 Credits>8,469 Credits>10,969 Credits
>>30589814If we send that letter that kid is going to make our death her life goal. Stop trying to tempt people onto long term revenge obsessions!I may be watching too many Korean movies...
>>30589750>Also, we need to send Tran's daughter his medkit. Kid needs to have something from her father that isn't money...Stop making me cry, anon...
>>30589866some of the smaller ones should be filtering soon, I think Svenja said that the legal department were working on it
>>30589878>>5,969 Creditsthe interest and a bit
>>30589878>>8,469 Credits'Let's do this now before anons blow it all.
>>30589878>>10,969 Creditsno imminent required purchases means we can probably spend that
>>30589878>10,969 CreditsWe need to finish paying that debt off as soon as possible,
>>30589879Just the medkit, then. Don't need any bloodcrazed murder zombie children coming for us.
>>30589878>5,969 CreditsLets be smart and slowly pick away at it, as long as we keep paying off the interest plus some of the debt, we'll slowly get rid of it without crippling ourselves
>>30589878>10969 credits(how much do we currently have)>>30589879I wanted to send that letter specifically to avoid that. Might have rolled a 1 while writing...
>>30589878>>10,969 CreditsNot like we're going to have a mandatory re-equip next mission.
>>30589920>no imminent required purchases means we can probably spend thatDid you completely miss the part where we're going armor shopping with Cy? Or did you completely ignore that and the fact our arm got blown off and we keep getting injured and seriously need new gear?
>>30589750>>30589879>>30589926Yeah, just send the kid the medkit. No need to have her know who sent it.
In order to prevent another 75 word update, please vote on whom you would like to see after debt management is done:>Markos, tattoo>Cy, ArmoryWill take one write in bit of dialogue for Svenja
>>30589950 And unless anon decides to go pantsu on head retarded we'll have more than enough.
>>3058987810,969 Credits>>30589961I can support this.
>>30589950We'll still have about 12k left, it should be enough. The next mission being easy should up our finances for relatively little work.
>>30589975>Cy, Armorylets go bankrupt ourselves
>>30589975>>Cy, ArmoryMight as well get our spend on.
>>30589975>>Markos, tattooTalk about giving Tran's kid his medkit.
>>30589975Oi FG, can we plan to get some drinks with Svenja tonight? we keep saying we will but never have
>>30589975>Cy, Armory>>30589926Then again, that medkit could be useful.
>>30589975Tattoo yo>sing bjob04Captcha... Do you want Ivan to be an idol singer?
>>30590020>Then again, that medkit could be useful.yeah, with our propensity for getting wounded, we should keep it
>>30590020Let's find out how much one costs, first, ok? I'd rather not have crazy nightmares involving the damn medkit, with it's Hello Kitty holo-sticker chasing Ivan through his dreams.
>>30589961I know you guys think that a sweet sentiment in all but don't you think that med-kit would better serve someone who would actually use it?Besides, this isn't WW2, chances are his family lived on Brick with him and she doesn't need a memento die to having a lot of other shit that belongs to him.
>>30590016A lot of that depends on what your fellow players vote to do.>>30590062>>30590020>>30590085Just something to keep in mind anons, Ivan does not have medical training right now. He can't really make much use of a med kit. Also, Dr. Tran lived off of the Brick.>>30590083kek
>>30590020>>30590062Read >>30590083, let's get an estimate on how much one costs, first.
>>30590085On the other hand, that medkit was his personal property. Not the company's. So ownership reverted to his daughter assuming his will didn't specify otherwise upon his death. We do not need to deal with fucking lawyers yelling at us for looting our squadie,
>>30590108YEAH, LET'S SEND THE KID THE MEDKITHello Pearman when?
>>30590108> Ivan does not have medical training right now. He can't really make much use of a med kitWell, we just got that fancy brain mod which speeds up learning things, and we've got 4 days of downtime...
>>30590161>>30590062>>30590020Can we just ASK Elda for a medkit and training? She IS a medic, you know...
>>30590112>>30590083Fine, we can ask the Doc once we go in for our upgrade.>>30590108Did well enough to save Trans life didn't we?Him getting head-crabbed is a totally different issue.
>>30589673Cy and check out the armory.
>>30590223Dude, he was helping us via private imageboard posting.
You sigh. “Welp, this is going to suck, but may as well pay off as much of it as I can right now. I’ll put 10,969 credits down for debt suppression.”“That’s more than you got from the mission,” Svenja says, looking slightly pained.You nod, grimacing. “Yeah, well that’s how it is sometimes. Try to line me up with some easy missions for the next drop. I could use one.”Svenja nods, and you are about to take your leave when you stop at the door. A thought occurring to you. “Hey Svenja,” you say, turning back around, “Do you happen to have Dr. Tran’s home address?”“Hmmm? Yes I do. Why?”You rub the back of your neck somewhat sheepishly. “Well… I kind of grabbed the med kit from his body to help out Clayton. I was thinking that maybe I could send it to his kid.”Svenja looks like she’s suppressing the urge to “awww”. After a second she nods. “Of course Ivan. That’s very thoughtful of you. I’ll ping you his address once I find where I have it written down.”Giving your HR adviser a friendly wave, you take your leave of her office, stepping out into the long corridors of the HR department. You rub your chin, considering the possibilities laid out before you. Cy or Markos…Well, you prefer getting tattoos drunk anyway. Weapon purchasing decisions, not as much. You take another long draw from your mug, emptying it. As you wander off to the HR coffee dispenser to get a refill you ping Markos.>Hey man. You maybe want to meet up later and get the tats? Still too early for me.After several seconds Markos replies.>PUSSY. Yeah no seriously that’s fine. Still, we gotta hang out man. Been forever.You take some more sips from your mug as you walk to the tram. Hopping off of it at the Armory stop, you step into the clean shop, and are met with a brand new holo advertisement, announcing a new shipment of ELMags. You don’t immediately see Cy.
>What do?>Find Cy>Check out the ELMags. Those railguns are sweet as tits>Check out something a little more in your price range
>>30590437>>Check out the ELMags. Those railguns are sweet as titsIt's window shopping time.
>>30590437>Check out something a little more in your price rangewe're CQC, railguns aren't for us unless they come in a pistol variant.
>>30590437>Find Cy>Check out something a little more in your price range
>>30590406>>Check out something a little more in your price rangeMod kits to turn our AK-94 into an RPK-94 Light Machine Gun.
>>30590406>check out something you can actually afford.>see if the shop needs a part time fabricator or knows someone on the a brick that does.We need a part time job at this rate.
>>30590437>>Check out something a little more in your price range
>>30590482dude, why would we do that, we've got Tier 0 training in machine guns and Tier 1 in ARswhy would we want to make it worse for us to use?
>>30590516Whoops, meant to link >>30590437.
>>30590437Find Cy and check out something in our price range
>>30590482Please actually consider what Ivan is trained for before spouting ideas, check the pastebin if your note sure-------------------Ranged--Handguns: Tier 2Assault Rifles: Tier 1Shotguns: Tier 0Sniper Rifles: Tier 0Machine Guns: Tier 0Ordinance: Tier 0 Tier 0 is untrained, and incurs a negative modifier.Tier 1 is competent, and incurs no positive or negative modifier.Tier 2+ is various levels of skilled, and incurs increasingly positive modifiers.
>>30590516You know....that isn't a bad idea.Would bring in a little extra cash and we would be in weapon/tech heaven.
>>30590523Well, at least with the new Cortex upgrade we'll be able to pick it up faster when we got the time.
>>30590594it would still be worse than upgrading it as an AR, what is already is, and furthering our training with ARs, see >>30590563 for details
>>30590523>>30590563>Cortech NeostructureTAHDAH!Worst case, we just ask around for an old AK-94 and work on it a bit after we buy it, then install the modification.
>>30590516We do seem to have a lot of time on our hands recently it seems. I wouldn't mind looking into this>>30590594True, but with that being the case I would rather continue with Shotgun training.
>>30590611we've already got the AK-94, why do you want to make it worse for us and cost us money and time spent on training that could be better put towards ARs Handguns and medic training?Seriously, this line of though is fucking retarded, Ivan does not need nor want LMGs or training with LMGs, thats not what he uses, and trying to force that on the rest of us is just going to cripple us.
>>30590611>Cortech NeostructureSO USE IT TO TRAIN WHAT WE'RE GOOD AT EVEN BETTER FOR FUCKS SAKESTOP BEING MENTALLY HANDICAPPED ABOUT IT
I agree with the part time job thing, we might even improve our tech skill.
>>30590563At what point does an assault rifle become a machine gun? I wouldn't mind modding our AK with a drum mag, but if that means we're suddenly incompetent with it we might as well not bother.
Alright, I think consensus is to find Cy and look into weaponry in our price range.
>>30590656Jeez, no need to be THAT butthurt. I'm just suggesting it as an intermediary step between assault rifles and LMG's. Plus, we don't need to pay for medic training, we can just ask Elda.
>>30590676>Put a drum-mag on our AK>Suddenly can't use it because it's now an LMG
>>30590706Learning to be a medic isn't quick, and time spent learning to be a medic is time we're not training the skills we're good at.The point of being deployed in a squad is that we don't NEED to know how to do everything.
>>30590706>an intermediary step between assault rifles and LMG'sThats the thing, we don't want LMGs, we're the CQC guy, thats what we do and do well, the other squad members do the heavy support and ranged roles
>>30590761Then why were you suggesting in >>30590656 to learn it?>>30590763I'm saying it couldn't hurt to get at least one level in LMG's, not that we should become Heavy Weapons Guy.
>>30590814>Then why were you suggesting in >>30590656 to learn it?I wasn't. That was someone else.
>>30590763I want to get a skillpoint into everything so we can take over roles as needed, like Dr. Tran. However, spending credits on crap we don't need, like the conversion, is not what we want.
>>30590814wut, your getting confused anon, >>30590761 is not suggesting anything in >>30590656 as that was me and not the first anon you quoted...>I'm saying it couldn't hurt to get at least one level in LMG'sIt couldn't, when we're more proficient with what we're training for later, but now, it will only hurt us, if you wanted Ivan to use LMGs you should have voted for the LMG package in thread 1
>>30590843>I want to get a skillpoint into everything so we can take over roles as needed, like Dr. TranThats a sure fire way to end up useless and cripplingly underpowered and dead
>>30590763We were talking about using ARs since our survival scores were so shit. ARs specifically since we're leveled in it.
>>30590882exactly, and ARs are very different to LMGs in effective usage and role warfare, ARs will do us good, LMGs, not so
>>30590876>Thats a sure fire way to end up useless and cripplingly underpowered and deadsure, if this was an RPG video game.We should at least get some basic first aid training, it's useful no matter what. However I don't see the point in going for the jack of all trades route, it's not as if we can't still use those weapons if the need arises.
>>30590699>look into weaponry in our price rangeWhat? A sling?A sling armed with tungsten armor piercing spikes launched at terminal velocities with laser aim and auto-reloading.
>>30590876It's like you don't even see the inevitable turret section coming...
>>30590876Honestly its just a little training, and after the mod itll happen faster. having a little proficiency in every weapon would be ok, just as long as we dont go overboard afterword
>>30590912Lobs grenade. That's why we have them.
>>30590895This.LMG's are used for suppression more than anything in modern combat, you don't need to be particularly accurate with them to suppress someone.
>>30590904I wasn't necessarily going for a jack of all trades route, just get everything to basic competency, then train into pistols, tech, AR, and axe usage. I mean, we get the training in those 4 anyways on missions.
>>30590924and i mean just base proficiency, not like being excellent at it, we save that for the things we use
>>30590876>1 point in LMG's>useless and cripplingly underpowered and dead
>>30590947yea its a good idea
>>30590931Remind me, how many grenades can we carry on a belt?
>>30590947Don't forget shotguns for they are the CQC persons friend.
>>30590947we should also get hacking>>30590980as many as can fit, we got the harness
>>30590958right now where Ivan is at it will be, we're already falling behind the curve and seriously need better gear just to stay alive, and focussing on training for things we don't have or are already trained on right now will not help
>>30590947Add Shotguns in there and I would agree.
>>30590992We already have a hand cannon. We don't need shotguns.
You decide to go and meet up with Cy, wherever he is. After all, that was sort of the point of you coming here in the first place, wasn’t it? You begin to walk around the Armory, looking for your fellow rookie. You end up finding him exactly where you thought you’d find him. Drooling over the new ELMags. You walk up to your fellow rookie and tap him on the shoulder. Cy pins around, startled. His face breaks into an easy grin. “Hey, Ivan! Good to see you’re back on your feet.”You walk forward and stand next to Cy, smirking. “Not that hard, considering it was my hand that got blown off.”Cy snorts and rolls his eyes. “Whatever man. Hey, you’ve got to check out El Supresor. Thing is a work of art and love and beauty and all that shit.”Cy gestures at the same strange weapon that you say Darius using on your first drop. The railgun has multiple barrels, set up to look kind of like a minigun. Cy continues speaking as you look down at the weapon. “So anyway, railguns can’t normally sustain a high rate of fire right? Well the guys at ELMag figured that out. They have four railgun launchers or whatever set up and each one cycles around to fire a pellet of steel to create an insane rate of fire. Pretty cool right?”You straighten up and clear your throat. “Cy. Did you see the recoil statistics on that gun? You’d either need to be in power armor or have crazy strength mods to keep that thing under control during operation. Otherwise it’d shake you apart.”Cy elbows you in the side. “You’re such a downer man. This is an investment in the future!”>What say Ivan?>Keep ogling the ELMags with Cy. There’s no way he’d be stupid enough to try and buy one>Lead Cy to more reasonable weapons. After that Hexplate armor thing you don’t trust your compatriot much with credits.
>>30590931Continuing >>30590980's line of thought, what if we took a shot to our grenade belt?
>>30590999>we should also get hackingoh ffs not this againsomeone had the idea of disposable hack spikes to jam into terminals and brute force into systems, we need to take this idea up with Niels before we try to bring down skynet with SPACEjava
>>30591026>>Lead Cy to more reasonable weapons. After that Hexplate armor thing you don’t trust your compatriot much with credits.
>Pistols>Tech>AR>Axe>LMG>Shotgun>HackingWhy don't we get fucking flower arranging while we're at it, since clearly we must have everything.
>>30591026>>Lead Cy to more reasonable weapons. After that Hexplate armor thing you don’t trust your compatriot much with credits."Cy, do you WANT to keep begging me for your drinks?"
>>30591026>Lead Cy to more reasonable weapons.No fucking way are we going to let him dig himself deeper into debt.
>>30591026>Pull friend away from dumb impulse buy. Go lock at useful shit in our price range.
>>30591027modern grenades don't detonate when shot, they must be initiated by the grenades primed detonator, future space grenades would only be better and more user friendly
>>30591026>Lead Cy to more reasonable weapons. After that Hexplate armor thing you don’t trust your compatriot much with credits.>>30591020How many times do we have to go over that shotguns are redundant and unessary before you understand?
>>30591026>Lead Cy to more reasonable weapons. After that Hexplate armor thing you don’t trust your compatriot much with credits.Next you gonna start eating moss to save money so you can buy bigger guns?
>>30591064>reaching critical butthurt>>30591026Nice, >>30591067. Remind him about that Shirley Temple we bought him.
>>30591101>Shooting Razor Bolo Death.>Redundant
>>30591139a .50 SLAPI round from our revolver would do buttloads more damage than a bolo
Right, been writing.Is there anything you guys want to see while we're here?
>>30591035nah man, we should learn how to hack, shits cool
>>30591185Yeah, see if they have a opening for a part time job.
>>30591186while 'cool' could be argued, Niels is the one who can, and we're the one who can't, lets keep it that way>>30591185I'll second >>30591197 a part time job between missions working on tech and gear would be nice
>>30591173Remember necromorphs from Dead Space? Remember The Flood from Halo?Sometimes, we need monofilament bolos, flame shot shells, and net shells.
>>30591215I'm not even sure what point you're trying to make from that image.
>>30591185See if they have a discount bin for stuff that needs repairs. Gotta level those tech skills and save some funds.Also, this >>30591197.
>>30591224also remember we're not going to be facing anything like that for a long time, we want guns that can fuck up humans and human fielded gear
>>30591186Yeah, unlike SMG, or Shotguns Hacking falls into the "Always useful" category.>>30591223>Niels is the one who can, and we're the one who can't, lets keep it that wayI hope that wasn't supposed to be an argument. Because if it was, it's a terrible fucking argument.
>>30591185>>30591197I third the part time job.
I like part time job idea.Get some credits and experience with maintaining weapons.
>>30591215I hate you for being possibly correct about all of this.Damn you. Damn you to hell.
>>30591255>I hope that wasn't supposed to be an argument. Because if it was, it's a terrible fucking argument.it wasn't, because we've had that argument 4 fucking times already and its getting fucking annoying
>>30591244>See if they have a discount bin for stuff that needs repairs.I can dig it.>>30591197Somethinging part time job as well.
>>30591244Check up on discount bin. Why not?
“Cy, speaking as your friend, do you really want me buying drinks for you again?”Cy blanches at the thought of another Shirley Temple. Especially if it arrives while he’s trying to talk someone up. Markos did that to him once during basic. It was brilliant. “Alright man. Fair point.”“Good,” you reply, rolling your eyes. “C’mon, let’s look at stuff that isn’t for mercs five paygrades higher than us.”You lead your friend away from destitution and towards something that interests you more. The Armor section of the armory. In particular the gauntlet attachments. Although you ended up deciding to not buy that admittedly nifty cybernetic arm, those attachments have still been running around in your head. You rather hope that they have some versions that are compatible with your body armor. Your search yields some welcome results. All three of the cantrips that were available for your cybernetic arm are also available as gauntlet attachments. Leaving Cy to consider those for a while (he loves shit like that) you wander up to the front desk where the middle aged Armorer from last time sits, looking extremely bored.“Yeah hey. I was wondering if there were any part time job openings. Preferably something related to weapons maintenance or equipment.”The Armorer gives you a look that only expresses boredom and near universal contempt. “Send your resume in and we’ll see.”You send the file over to the Armory system, and look expectantly at the Armorer. After nearly a minute of silence she rolls her eyes and says, “Allow us three to four days to process your application sir. We’re very busy at the moment.”You look around at the Armory. Deserted except for Cy.>What do you say?>Bullshit you’re very busy.>Let it go.>Write In
>>30591354>Bullshit you’re very busy.I guess your also too busy for my patronage and credits too huh?
>>30591354>Bullshit you’re very busy.
>>30591354>Bullshit you're very busy!"That's bullshit. What's the problem here?"
>>30591354>Bullshit you’re very busy."Really?" Look around "REALLY?"
>>30591354>Bullshit you’re very busy.Fuckin' really, lady?>Write InWell, since you're so "busy", where's the bargain bin?
>>30591354>Bullshit you’re very busy.If you're very busy you need more people.Stop bullshiting and hire me mang.
>>30591354Ask if they have a parts bin and whether they sell kits in addition to assembled weapons and gear.
...Have you people ever applied for a job before?What in the actual fuck are you doing.
>>30591354>Let it go.>>30591371>>30591377>>30591378>>30591402>>30591407>Ask for a job>Immediately be a dickWell at least we know why you're all on an image board instead of socializing with people outside.
>>30591424Everyone knows antagonizing your employer is the best way to get the job.
>>30591424We're... responding in-character?
>>30591354>Let it go.
>>30591424Kinda Spoilers:They're choosing to start the Small business vs big business story arc. That's what they're doing.
>>30591354>Let it go
>>30591442We're also roleplaying as someone who kills people with an axe for a living.
>>30591354>>Let it goThe fuck are you guys doing?
>>30591442hey your here with us too, and its only 8:30 here, I've got 5 hours before I head to work
>>30591354>Bullshit you're very busy.That's some shit right there.
>>30591424>>30591442>>30591457You guys. OBVIOUSLY acting this way is an idiotic move. We're ROLEPLAYING a hot-headed merc that isn't familiar with real jobs. Get on our level.
>>30591424Sure, but I've never applied for a second job I don't really need all that much to add some supplemental income to my life as a genemodded super-merc.
>>30591407>>30591402>>30591399>>30591378>>30591377>>30591371yeah....that's exacly what you do if you want a job.
>>30591470I'd rather we kept being a Merc and doing our job while having the tech part time thing be a cash flow on the side
>>30591442>The Armorer gives you a look that only expresses boredom and near universal contempt.Yeah, she sure doesn't deserve the dickery we're heaping on her OH WAIT
>>30591520>>30591528we've already got a job that keeps us more than afloat, this is just for that little bit extra, if we get it, hooray, if not, fuck it, its not that big a dealso shut the fuck up already and get back to playing pretend on the internet instead of trying to get a job flipping burgers
>People wanting Ivan to kiss ass to get a shitty part time job.Can StrikeOut mercenaries even be that beta? Don't they, like, cut out that part of the brain during basic training?
>>30591522Like we're going to be fired for being a dick to the dickiest dick on the Brick.
>>30591559>Can StrikeOut mercenaries even be that beta?Remember that Niels guy?
>>30591185Armour for the love of god!
>>30591559I wouldn't call money beta...isn't that what the honies like?:^)
>>30591371>>Bullshit you’re very busy.Seconding this.
“Bullshit you’re very busy. Place is fucking deserted.”The Armorer raises an eyebrow. The first sign of interest she’s shown in the outside world since you first started coming here. “Excuse me?”“I said that’s bullshit. This place is deserted.”The Armorer cracks her neck before glowering at you. “Oh no sir,” she says in facetious apology, “we just received a huge order for Forced Undulation Concussive Klaxon Utilizers. I’m afraid that processing your resume has been put on hold for the next two weeks.”>Guh!>Fuck you too.>Let it go man. Just let it go.
>>30591653>ask to see the manager
>>30591653>Fuck you too.Not aggressively, though. Sigh in resignation.
>>30591653What's your goddamn problem!
>>30591653Yikes.>Let it go man. Just let it go.
>>30591653seconding >>30591697If they don't want a qualified tech working for them, thats their loss
>>30591653Forced Undulation Concussive Klaxon Utilizers>turbo encabulator of the future
>>30591653>Fuck you too.
>>30591653Welp, since we've gone this far"You know what bitch, send me my resume back. I don't want your grubby eyes looking at it. And fuck you."
>>30591653>>Let it go man. Just let it go.Can we leave now? We have better things to do than this shit anyways.
>>30591698Seconding this, ain't no reason to get into a bigger bitchfight than we need to, especially given she could easily delay whatever weapons we might order.
>>30591653"I'm sure you'll get a lot of free time when the guy who killed Dreads starts telling people about your shitty service"
>>30591653>Fuck you too.Just say in the first place you don't want to hire more people and stop pulling my nose you bitch.Your "being too busy" is an obvious excuse, because if you were too busy, you'd be actually willing to hire people to lessen the workload.Bitch.
>>30591653Stand there. For the rest of the day. If someone tries to buy something, say "SORRY SHE'S BUSY RIGHT NOW."
>>30591653>>ask to see the managerIf she is the manager...>Fuck you too.
>>30591740>>30591731>>30591726Cool your heels, mercs. She ain't worth Ivan losing his shit.
>>30591653>Let it go man. Just let it go.>>30591726>send me my resume back>Send a computer file>BackReally now?
>>30591653If you just got in a huge order wouldn't that mean you would be looking for more hands to lighten the load?
>>30591747Heh. I like it.>>30591740Don't be so angry about it? But there are logical points right there.>>30591697Also a thing.
>>30591762I dunno, we've been through some shit recently. I think a little breakdown is in order.
>>30591731You. You just had to defile that grave, didn't you?"I can make it work!" you said"It wont become a hideous flesh-eating zombie!" you said.Now this thread and everyone in it will be consumed by flamewar.All thanks to you.:^)
>>30591769Stop being autistic, we're being a dick to the lady and she's being obstructionist in return.
>>30591769I like this. We show her that we know she isn't doing shit and make headway to getting a part-time job.
>>30591807What the fuck are you babbling on about?
>>30591818As if she isn't a dick for the rest of her working day...
>>30591784We've reached the next level with our PTSD points, so I think that it's appropriate. Is it bad that I can see Ivan snapping one day and going on a Virginia Tech-like rampage...
>>30591833There was a HUGE debacle in earlier threads about Ivan endorsing stores and Niels doing something and autism and screaming... It was like the skills argument in this thread, only moreso.AND THEN THIS FAGGOT:>>30591731had to go and remind me of it...I pray for our very souls, anon.OUR VERY SOULS
>>30591935stop being such a drama whore
You swallow the hot ball of anger forming in your mouth. “I want to speak to your manager,” you spit out through clenched teeth.“Speaking, asshole,” the Armorer replies, raising her arms in a traditional “come at me Bro” gesture. Something you recognize from your days of Old Earth Media Studies.Taking a few calming breaths you attempt to use reason, even if you know she’s just being an obstructionist bitch. “Well. If there really is a huge order of Forced Undulation Concussive Klaxon Utilizers coming in, then wouldn’t you want another set of hands around to lighten the load?”The Armorer simply laughs at you.>What do?>Fuck this, I'm getting a drink and a tattoo.>Fuck you, I'm kicking your ass.
>>30591935By the way, did we ever get around to that?
>>30591974>Fuck you, I'm kicking your ass.
>>30591974>Fuck this, I'm getting a drink and tattoo.I can't believe you people are this autistic.
>>30591974>Fuck you, I'm kicking your ass.HERE AND NOW, ASSHOLE.
>>30591974>>Fuck you, I'm kicking your ass.Let's just end this clusterfuck of dumb-shit.
>>30591974>raising her arms in a traditional “come at me Bro” gestureoh that bitch started it>Fuck you, I'm kicking your ass.>>30592012its not autistic, its in character, and your being petty
>>30591974Just go shopping. Screw this bitch.
>>30591974"Fair enough."Time to find a new supplier.
>>30591974>>Fuck you, I'm kicking your ass.Fucking bitch is asking for it.
>>30591971Dude, I was kidding->>30591988fuckwhy
>>30591974>>Fuck you, I'm kicking your ass.
>>30591974>Fuck this, I'm getting a drink and a tattoo.
I'd just like to clarify something at this point. Although this is all obviously still canon, I think that we've switched over to "DAQ Humor Mode". So don't expect any real negative repercussions from this, regardless of what you choose.
>>30592044I hope there is another supplier...Fall Guy, do we have an alternative?
>>30591974Challenge her to a drinking contest later. Seriously, if you want to guarantee in-character responses, just add booze.
>>30592100That's good. Time to get our rage boner on.>>30591974>Fuck you, I'm kicking your ass.
>>30591974Ok, I'll just spend my credits use my expertise elsewhere.
>>30592100>humor modeGrit check when?
>>30592124after we kick her arse (fight option has clearly won) we should take her to drinks tonight after we get our tattoo, we could use a drinking partner and start building some connections
>>30592124>>30592153Oh we totally have to do this
>>30592153Hey, we don't have to kick her ass with fists, anonSometimes, the power of freindship is enough to overcome all obstacles~
>>30592153Is this going to become a pattern of Ivan's? Fight & then fuck women? This isn't a complaint.
“You know what? Fuck you. I’m kicking your ass.”The Armorer stops laughing. She falls very quiet and stares at you through thick middle aged lady eyebrows. She removes her e-glasses and sighs, closing her eyes. Then they open back up and she smiling. “Fuck,” you shout as you leap backwards, evading a massive foot as it drops in a thudding axe kick. The obviously augmented armorer jumps over the desk, fists raised and ready to go. Your own hands are raised too, balled up into fists. You are standing in the middle of two rows of shelves dedicated to life sized plastic models of weapons sold at the armory. They are tall shelves, taller than you. In the distance you can hear Cy whistling, completely oblivious to the fact that shit is going down not even ten meters away.>Plan of Attack!
>>30592286>In the distance you can hear Cy whistling, completely oblivious to the fact that shit is going down not even ten meters away.Dammit Cy.
>>30592153Dude... I don't want that fortune coming true with the Armorer. I'm pretty sure she's like a fat middle aged lady.
>>30592286throw a shelf at her.
>>30592286Grab a large object.bludgeon armour.SHOUT LOUDLY!
>>30592286Quick! Grab a plastic axe!
>>30592286throw one of the shelves into her, she wants to be busy, lets make her busythen try to pin her on her stomach so we can start the job interview properly
>>30592286Sling a model at her face, tackle her to the ground, and then pound away. Sensually.
>>30592348Become plastic Viking!
>>30592286>>30592367Enlist help of homoshower
>>30592286Whatever we do, don't wreck the shop. We can't afford the repair bill.
Alright, plan of attack>Grab plastic tomahawk. Become one with Thor.>SHOUT LOUDLY>In the likely even the tomahawk breaks throw whatever you have left in your hand at her>Begin to bludgeon with larger instruments>Throw a shelfGonna need like 7 3d10 rolls. LET'S GO
>>30592286Gain altitude! Jump towards one set of shelves, then vault onto the other set.
Rolled 10, 9, 7 = 26>>30592439GRIT MODE CMON
Rolled 8, 5, 3 = 16>>30592439Let's rock
Rolled 10, 1, 4 = 15>>30592439THOR GUIDE MY WRATH
>>30592439Forgot to mention. Will take battle cry write ins for bonus on later rolls.
Rolled 10, 9, 1 = 20>>30592439
Rolled 5, 9, 8 = 22>>30592439
Rolled 7, 4, 10 = 21>>30592439
Rolled 9, 8, 2 = 19>>30592439"I LIKE YOUR HAIR!"
Rolled 5, 7, 9 = 21>>30592439FOR ODIN
Rolled 6, 5, 9 = 20>>30592467NIGGERS TONGUE MY ANUS>inb4 1
Rolled 4, 1, 4 = 9>>30592439>all these amazing rolls
Rolled 10, 1, 4 = 15>>30592467>battle cry write insTHE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT!
Rolled 9, 10, 10 = 29>>30592517We viking now bro.Thor guides our dice.
Rolled 10, 7, 2 = 19>>30592439GLORY FOR ASGARD
Rolled 4, 9, 6 = 19>>30592517>and then this guy shows up>>30592542JESUS FUCK
Rolled 3, 6, 7 = 16>>30592439" 'ERE WE GO, 'ERE WE GO, WAAAAAAGH!!">>30592542HOLY GOD ALMIGHTY.
Rolled 1, 1, 8 = 10>>30592542THOR WILLS IT
>>30592526Seconding this battle-cry.It is perfectly in character and funny.
>>30592455>>30592455SHIT SON GRIT MODE ACTIVATED.As a result, applying a retroactive +6 bonus to all rolls after that one, +5 for grit, +1 for battle cry
Rolled 7, 8, 4 = 19>>30592439"SERIOUSLY HOW DID IT COME TO THIS!"
Rolled 10, 4, 3 = 17>>30592579fuck yeahjust, just don't kill her or break anything, we don't want to be even more in debt
>>30592579....HR is going to have our ass for this incident...
>>30592572>>30592576>>30592622>>30592560Even I'm in shock.
Rolled 9, 9, 6 = 24>>30592622best job interview everwe are so hired
>>30592646We're so sued into being their debt slave is what you mean.
>>30592701Shaddup, this is happy humor fun time now, no need to ruin it for the rest of us.
>>30592286Oh god think of Cy's reaction to this one mment he's checking outt some toys and the next his buddy is getting into a vigking battle with the chick who runs this place
Why do we not get rolls like this when our life depends on it?
Also, am writing, but may take a little bit.
>>30592749"I've never seen that guy before in my life! How much does this cost by the way?"
>>30592749Cy doesn't even realise.He's to busy with his weapon waifu's.
>>30592749Well how about this for later?
>>30592749Shit's gonna be flying through the air with shelves a rattling and he won't notice until after it's all over and, even then, he'll think we found some sort of middle-aged Valkyrie.Wait...what if Ms. Belligerent Armorer here is a MILF?>>30592776/tg/ dice. That is all.
>>30592776See the Dredds fight. Well, part two anyway.
Rolled 7, 2, 8 = 17>>30592826Cy's gonna be a oblivious kid in a candy store and won't realize till he happily hop-n-skips up to the front counter that the candy store got hit by a meteor.
>>30592734Fun doesn't mean consequence free.
Rolled 8, 7, 7 = 22>>30592826theres only one woman we fight for dominance in the bedroom with, and this ain't heralthough it would be funny if each time we wanted to buy something, to haggle a cheaper price, we had to fight her
>>30592787The technical term is raifu
>>30592826>Wait...what if Ms. Belligerent Armorer here is a MILF?Requesting description of armourer Fall guy.
>>30592826What if she's Val's mom?
>>30592860Hey, mister joykill? Check out the post below.>>30592100Ivan's not gonna get crucified for getting into a fight. Bruised up and ego hurt, definitely, but he's not going to get blackballed for fighting.
>>30592860It does in this case. See: >>30592100>I'd just like to clarify something at this point. Although this is all obviously still canon, I think that we've switched over to "DAQ Humor Mode". So don't expect any real negative repercussions from this, regardless of what you choose.>>30592887Pic related.
Rolled 1, 4, 5 = 10>>30592907oh god, I think we'd need the skeletal mods for that, although, we do learn new tricks faster now...
Rolled 9, 4, 1 = 14>>30592873>>30592887>>30592905>>30592907
>>30592897He might have to pay for damages.
>>30592964Didn't have to pay for damages from the Valkyrie tusslefucks. Also, Armorbitch threw the first axe kick.Stop worrying, anon. Fall Guy wouldn't fuck Ivan that bad. (Maybe.)
>>30592964FOR FUCK'S SAKE, FUN TIME, MINIMAL CONSEQUENCES, READ HERE >>30592100 AND PISS ON SOME OTHER BIRTHDAY CAKE.
Rolled 2, 6, 7 = 15>>30593026well we did with the barfight, and we chose the abandoned area for our second tussle with her so we wouldn't have to pay damages
>>30593044Calm down. I was pointing out we may need to pay for damages based on the last time we got in a fight and destroyed property.
You skitter backwards, floating like a butterfly as you pull back down the aisle, looking for a certain something. You find it. A plastic replica of your beloved tomahawk (You need to give that bad girl a name, for she may be your purest waifu). Seizing the imitation, you look back down the hallway at the Armorer. You grit your teeth. “THOR GUIDE MY WRATH,” you bellow, your stentorian voice thrumming through the confines of the armory. The Armorer unleashes her own battle cry and the two of you barrel down the aisle, ready to engage in righteous and honorable combat. The extra reach that the tomahwak affords you enables you to strike first, and you swing it down, releasing yet another battle cry. “FOR ASGARD,” you shout, bopping the Armorer on the head with the tomahawk. The cheap plastic replica shatters apart from the impact. You hop back from the Armorer’s snatching hands, looking at the handle in slight surprise. You sort of thought it’d hold up longer. Shrugging to yourself, you toss it at the Armorer with a flick of your wrist and a soft “Eh”ing noise. The Armorer bats it away just in time to avoid it hitting her in the eye.You take advantage of the opening to grab a replica halberd, shattering it too against the corpulent form of the Armorer. The rest of the melee weapon replicas meet similar ends, shattered against the Armorer. The ex-merc stumbles back from the series of blows, incapable of recovering quickly enough to attempt a physical rejoinder of her own. As you shatter her display props against her body you bellow various oaths and battle cries, “IN ODIN’S NAME,” and “I SHALL REST IN VALHALLA,” were some of the more comprehensible ones found on the security camera recording.
You take advantage of the opening to grab a replica halberd, shattering it too against the corpulent form of the Armorer. The rest of the melee weapon replicas meet similar ends, shattered against the Armorer. The ex-merc stumbles back from the series of blows, incapable of recovering quickly enough to attempt a physical rejoinder of her own. As you shatter her display props against her body you bellow various oaths and battle cries, “IN ODIN’S NAME,” and “I SHALL REST IN VALHALLA,” were some of the more comprehensible ones found on the security camera recording.Eventually, however, all good things must end. After breaking your third plastic katana against the Armorer you reach back to the shelf and feel around, only to be confronted by emptiness. Your plastic arsenal is gone, completely used up. You hear the Armorer chuckle from behind you. “Out of tricks? Now it’s time to show how wrong you are.”Your hands stop pawing at the air. Instead they clasp the hard metal shelves of the aisle. “The customer,” you begin softly, straining to pull the shelves free.“IS ALWAYS RIGHT!”You yank the shelves free from the floor. The Armorer’s eyes bulge as the mass of metal and plastic ascends into the air. As the shelves rise into the sky you note that Cy is standing in the other aisle, bouncing a replica grenade in his hand. And the shelves come crashing down, pinning the Armorer to the ground.As the dust settles you put a foot on the shelf directly on top of the Armorer’s chest, pressing down slightly. Leaning forward on your knee, you look down at her, grinning.“So how about that job opening?”The Armorer gawks up at you for a few seconds before roaring with laughter. After a few minutes of continuous laughter she eventually stops, extricating a hand to wipe a tear away from her eye. “I suppose I can put processing that order of Forced Undulation Concussive Klaxon Utilizers on hold.”>Anything the Ivan says?
>>30593225Invite her to the bar
>>30593225Good to hear it! Ivan Kostov. Pleasure to meet you.
Rolled 8, 6, 5 = 19>>30593225Offer her a hand up."Now to actual business, I need some better armor, show me what you've got"
>>30593225"Excellent! Need a hand cleaning up?"
Rolled 10, 5, 3 = 18>>30593287Also, add to this that we're buying her a drink tonight.
>>30593225Ask her if she knows Valerie Frazier. This might be her mom.
>>30593315I hope you're not trying to hit on the armourer.I'm opposed to us hitting on anyone who FG describes as "corpulent".
>>30593315>>30593287I'll second these but we should also offer to help clean up
>>30593354I'm not, but we should buy her a drink after trashing her place, and we need to make some connections, why not start with her?
>>30593390Well that's okay then.
>>30593225>>30593280Help her up and handshake then,>>30593300Looks like a good combination to me.
“Excellent! I’m Ivan Kostov,” you say, removing your foot from the shelves and instead lifting them up for your new potential boss, “pleasure to meet you.”“Rina Severini,” the Armorer replies, brushing dust off of herself.“So, need a hand cleaning up,” you ask, rubbing the back of your head somewhat guiltily.“Nah, that’s why I got drones,” answers Rina, as she cracks her back before looking at you, grinning. “Been a while since I had such a good fight though. Missed that.”You chuckle and rotate your shoulder, making sure you didn’t pull anything when you yanked the shelf out of the floor like that. Eventually you look down at your likely employer. “So, you want to grab a drink or something? Seal this deal off?”Rina scoffs and waves her hands. “Bah! A handsome boy like you has better things to do than go drinking with a fat old merc like me. Besides, Bob and I… well.”>What say Ivan?>Insist she come along>”Hey if you don’t want to, that’s okay too.”>Ask about Bob. Be a nosy little bastard.
>>30593612>”Hey if you don’t want to, that’s okay too.”
>>30593612>”Hey if you don’t want to, that’s okay too.”>Ask about Bob. Be a nosy little bastard.Offer stands for some friendly drinkslets get onto the business of why we're actually here and look at some new armor, and some upgrades for our AK-94
>>30593612>>Insist she come alongBob will probably be grateful. Maybe.
>>30593612>>”Hey if you don’t want to, that’s okay too.”Now about dat armor we were gonna look into?
>>30593612>>”Hey if you don’t want to, that’s okay too.”I'll pay you back for the mess by doing some damn good work for you, Ma'am.
>>30593612"Another time then.">Pry Cy away from whatever he's drooling over then get her advice on how to armor up on the cheap.
>>30593612>>”Hey if you don’t want to, that’s okay too.”
Alright, This may take a bit, gotta make up some mid tier armor upgrades
>>30593612Just fair warning, Fall Guy, thread went into autosage a while ago and is at Page 8. Think you might continue on in another thread or will this thread be it for the night?
You guys know what this means right? Employee discount time.
>>30593612>>Ask about Bob. Be a nosy little bastard.Huh, huh? What?
>>30593732new thread would be good, we've still got to get our tattoo with Markos and then go drinking to finish the day
>>30593732I am aware. Gonna try to rearchive the thread, get a new one ready once we're halfway down page 10. May be done writing for the night by then, we'll see.
>>30593612>>”Hey if you don’t want to, that’s okay too.”>>Ask about Bob. Be a nosy little bastard.
>>30593612>Insist she come along>Ask about Bob. Be a nosy little bastard.Really, like you guys don't like the Ara Ara~
>>30593864Lost interest when she was described as overweight and frumpy. Seems BroBoss-tier, not Ara Ara~ material.
>>30593864Since you seem so interested in Ara Ara~s, whatever that may be, I think youmight enjoy hearing that Valkyrie is 57 years old.
>>30593951dem mods keep her youthful
>>30593951...Well, I totally didn't need to see that.
>>30593970>>30593969Darius is over 100. People live long and stay young in DAQ
>>30593951Huh, younger than I thought.
>>30593905>described as overweight and frumpyCorrect me if I'm wrong but pretty sure that was self described.>>30593951FYI Ara Ara~ is a personality type, not a physical description.
>>30593951I actually wanted to ask.I figured implants of a certain sort would make being healthy much easier. Seeing a fat merc, even a retired one, is weird to me.Guess she didn't get that many implants.Also>Being this cougarI am alright with that.
>>30593982How the hell did she make senior partner that quickly?
>>30593951Does that mean she has a few grandkids?
>>30594007Really really good at what she does. Darius was a Senior Partner at 63, so she's not too ahead of the curve.
>>30593994Fall Guy used the word corpulent to describe her.
>>30593994No, not really>>30593198>the corpulent form of the Armorer
>>30593951>Ara Ara~s, whatever that may beHe essentially means MILFs. The 'ara ara' thing is just something that gets said a lot my MILF in anime/manga.>Valkyrie is 57 years oldNot that surprised about Not-FemShep.
>>30593994See here:>>30593198>...shattering it too against /the corpulent form of the Armorer./
>>30593998Both Rina and Bob are from an older generation of mercs. They didn't get the chance to benefit as much from gene therapies available nowadays. To a certain extent their appearances are also just aesthetic choices too.>>30594018No
>>30594078>Older genAh. I see then, my bad.Interesting.
>>30594058>>30594034this why we need character portraits.
Alright real talk here, writing up equipment lists takes me a pretty long time. Would you guys be willing to accept a rain check on the armor until next thread, so I have time to assemble some good stuff?>>30594108I am always on the look out for character portraits. Should you guys find any pics you feel represents a character well, feel free to post them.
>>30594148I can wait man.
>>30594148Sure. It's not as if we're going to need it any time soon.
>>30594148Yeah, a rain check is good. I'd rather hear her story about Bob and what her previous job in StrikeOut! was.
>>30594148Yeah that can wait until pre-mission.
>>30594148Sure, I can wait, also, headss up, threads on page 9
“Hey, if you don’t want to come along, that’s okay too,” you respond, resisting the urge to ask Rina about her relationship with the surly barkeep. Somehow you think the combined power of those two’s misanthropy might be enough to destroy the Brick. “But I am here for some other reasons too. I was wondering where I can find your armor selection.”Rina nods over in Cy’s direction. “For you, I’d suggest those. Tried telling the boy over there to stick to that too. Didn’t listen.”Nodding your thanks you start to trot over to the area that Rina indicated, perusing the selection of armor upgrades. Then a thought occurs to you. Turning around, you face Rina and ask, “Hey, is there such a thing as employee discounts here?”Rina raises an eyebrow. “Huh. Never had any other employees here before to be honest. Sure, why not,” she notices your incipient arm pump. “That doesn’t mean you’re employed here yet Kostov. Wait until after your first day on the job before trying any cute shit.”Your arm pump turns into a lopsided shrug. “Aw, alright. Fair enough.”You turn to collect Cy before he makes any other ill advised purchases. Pulling your fellow rookie away from a forearm mounted grenade rifle, you lead him towards the door. Just before you are about to exit you turn around and wave at Rina. She gives you a perfunctory nod.>What will Ivan do>Any final questions for your new future-Boss>>Ask about her job in StrikeOut for example>Also, do we invite anyone else along with us to meet up with Markos at the bar?
>>30594334>>Ask about her job in StrikeOutWhy not? Ask her if she was CQC.
>>30594368This. Ask if Bob was if she wasn't.
>>30594334lets go hang with Markos, get our tattoo, then invite Svenja to drink with us and Markos and Cy
>>30594334>Ask about her job in StrikeOut for example>Also, do we invite anyone else along with us to meet up with Markos at the bar?Sure, let's have a party! Get Neils, Tsukino, and Elda in this party, we're gonna have a good time!
>>30594389I don't think Svenja would enjoy that rowdy a crowd.
>>30594389Too much of a sausagefest, let's bring in Tsukino and Elda to even it out.
>>30594368With how she jumped that desk, she had some moves that she didn't forget.
Alright, So I think we want to get our tattoo with Markos first, then go to the bar with Markos and some other people. Writing.
>>30594457Yeah, Svenja might be a bit intimidated if she was the lone girl in a group flowing with that much testosterone. We need to have her get used to mercs slowly, and a group outing might be more her thing.
Yeah, invite Elda and Tsukino, then when and if Elda comes along, and when she's there ask her if you can buy her and Tsukino a drink, then throw in 'as you wish' as response
>>30594558Tattoo suggestion. A gaping maw closing at the point our arm was severed (one jaw on the back of our arm, the other on the underside). If the tattoo artist is worth his/her salt, have bullets replacjailed in the place of teeth.
>>30594628I'd rather paint that on our armor and have the 'cut along dotted lines' thing be our tattoo
>>30594669Yeah, a dotted line just doesn't do anything for me. If it looks like you could have sharpied it on then you might as well have just done that, you know? If you're going to get inked it ought to be...more.We probably just have different aesthetic tastes, but that's how I see it.
>>30594729if the tattoo artist can do the jaws idea justice, I'd say go for it, then we could put hazard stripes on our armor
>>30594628>>30594729What about some Frankenstein's monster style stiches or something along those lines
Or we could get an extremely embarrassing tattoo while drunk.
>>30594812That would be a step in the right direction. I'd still prefer something bolder, but give me a minute to think it over.
>>30594915Please, Val's going to do that for us if she hasn't already...
>>30594951Valkyrie's name on our butt.
>>30595000Tramp stamp?I really hope not. If so we are getting her back.
>>30595037Outline of Ivan's dick on the small of her back. Too mean?
>>30595093>>30595037>>30595000>>30594951This is why I love this quest
>>30595093exray of Little Ivan inside her downstairs
threads on page 10, about to die FG
You make your way to the tattoo parlor, hurrying to make sure you beat Markos there. Last time Markos arrived somewhere before you did the entire restaurant staff had been convinced that not only was it your birthday, you were also proposing to Niels. No, best if you make it there before Markos does. Hurrying up, you arrive at the parlor at the same time Markos does, the two of you nearly bouncing into one another. Markos recovers first. :Hey buddy,” he cries, beaming at you, “Finally get to see you again. Been too long.”“Hey Markos,” you reply, grinning albeit somewhat nervously. “You weren’t just waiting here and doubled back so you could run into me, thus throwing off my guard for potential shenanigans, were you?”Markos’ eyebrows furrow in confusion. “What? No. Although it does sound like a good idea. Gotta keep that in mind for later. Thanks dude!”Cursing yourself internally, you lead the way into the parlor, where a friendly service-bot stands behind the counter, various images and symbols stenciled onto it. The bot stumbles forward, its synthesized voice stuttering slightly “H-h-h-hello Sir o-o-o-or Mad-d-d-dame. Welcome to Th-th-th-the Space Needle. H-h-h-how may I s-s-s-serve you t-t-t-today?”Markos looks concerned by the the bot. “Well hopefully you won’t be.”
>>30595093I really want to say no but I can't think of any Way to top that.
“He won’t,” replies a female voice from behind a curtain. A woman steps forward, her mohawk adding several unnecessary to her height. She can almost look you straight in the eyes. “I will.”Immediately Markos gets his game face on. “Why hello,” he says, a teasing smile forming on the corners of his mouth, “And who might you be.”“Call me Tattoo Bitch. Cause that’s what I am,” Tattoo Bitch replies, her lip curling in barely concealed disgust.Markos seems somewhat taken aback, which is a first. You snort slightly before addressing TB. “Hey. Just got my arm shot off and reattached. I was hoping to get a little something to commemorate it.”TB looks you up and down appraisingly. “You fought Dreads right?”You nod. TB smirks. “Huh. Not half bad. Alright. I’ve got traditional ink, or we can do something that responds to blood flow or even something animated. You got any ideas?”>Ideas?
>>30595273Animated scissors cutting down the line.
>>30595273the maw idea from >>30594628make it animated and make it change colours depending on bloodflow
>>30595273Lets go old school.
>>30595273Classic ink for now. Nothing like the classics!I'll leave the design to you folks.
>>30595273This >>30594628. Have the jaw move in response to the muscles in our arm. We make a fist, it clamps shut, we open our hand, the jaws spread wide.
>>30595319I like this!
>>30595361Or maybe if we make a fist and flex our arm, the jaws close in a frothy growl, teeth bared?
>>30595361Okay, ignore my vote for old school, this is awesome.
Alright everyone. I'm taking a break from running till the thread drops off the board. No new updates until then. Once it does, I'll post the thread with the chosen story update and we'll wrap up for tonight in the new thread.Any questions for me, I'll be lurking to answer them.
>>30595273An image of Thor holding up Mjölnir towards the sky. Have it where when Grit mode is active in our body, animated lightning seems to be striking the hammer.
>>30595361 Yeah, this sound rad, I'm all for it.
>>30595361This, but make it respond to blood flow, black normally but then changes color to something else.
Rolled 72>>30595297This. Dotted line, with a pair of animated scissors.
>>30595421So with the current state of gene therapy and biotech, what's the average life expectancy for super mercs who manage to save enough to retire?
>>30595421So, how much would de-aging augments cost? In case we ever need to get Rina and Bob and anniversary gift or something.
>>30595493Cancer is still the biggest concern, along with something I call Fractal Genome Syndrome, which is the result of some sort of major fuck up that occurs during cell division. More common in heavily gene modified mercs.However, technology is still progressing in DAQ, so Ivan and Friends can legitimately expect to live forever should they last another 50 years or so. As evidenced in Bitter Prophet several Corps are well on their way to releasing the technology to do so.
>>30595493I think it boils down to "However long you can keep from some fragment of your past tracking you down and taking you out."
>>30595578De-Aging is harder to the point of impossible. Maintaining a youthful chromosome is much easier than repairing an older and more damaged one.
>>30595616Huh. That surprises me.
>>30595616How do you maintain your chromosomes as to remain youthful? Is there a specific genemod that assist with the process, or is it like flu shot style treatment?