>ArchiveThe story so far: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Shadows%20of%20ZeonOptional sidesmut: http://pastebin.com/PFjU8efe>Normal RuntimeFridays and Saturdays, 10pm UK time (5pm EST; 2pm PST).>Twitter@QMKingofHearts.Today is December 11th, UC 0083. You are Commander Dominic O'Hara, Titans, squadron leader for the mobile weapon forces aboard the SCV-82 Valkyrie. You've spent the last seven days in Londenion with your friends and family, and things seem to be going much more smoothly than you had any right to expect. You've taken your friends out around the colony with your family in smaller, more personal groups, and it seems your family has started to accept what (and more importantly who) you've been doing recently. Between a baseball game (Londenion lost 3-1) and a concert (Dvorak's Cello Concerto in b minor), among other goings-on, you've managed to familiarize your family and your crew with each other: and although it was difficult at first, your parents and siblings seem to be accepting the latter into a much broader “family” of sorts. It's encouraging to see.Too soon, you receive word that the refitting of the Valkyrie has been completed. After saying their goodbyes, the balance of your team leaves you alone with your family for a personal moment. Only the Sisters, Rossweisse, and Haman hang back to wait for you just outside of earshot. A tear comes to Irene's eye as she holds you, practically begging you to come back safely. You promise her that you will, and can't help telling her you still need to meet her new boyfriend. Thankfully, you manage to get her to laugh at that, which stops her crying for a while. Saying goodbye to your brother, Nicky, you find that he's more excited to see you in your Titans uniform than he is sad to see you leave. You're going to have to talk to your mom or dad about that at some point.(1/2)
>>35133517Finally your father, festooned with his old Gordon Dress colors, claps you on the shoulder. “Aye, so yer off again', laddie?”You nod quietly, reaching your arm around to place your own hand on your father's shoulder. “Yeah. Suppose I am.”“Listen here,” he tells you in a low voice. “Ya remember tha story ah tha Kirk Grim, Dominic?”Nodding, you grin at him. “Yeah, that's the one with the big dog, right?”“Tha ghost a the first man ta be buried in a new kirkyard,” he mutters in that same, low voice, “returns as a great, black beast of a hound, more like to a wolf than a dog. Boun' ta keep tha Devil 'imself at bay, an terrifyin' enough ta do tha job.”“Dad? Where are you going with this?”“At's you now, Dom,” he tells you. “You an yer friends. Yer tha black wolf-dog, keepin' the Devil ah tha Zabi's ambitions from claimin' any more souls. A fae thin' ta narrow minds, but a welcome protector to those at know tha truth. An though ya may be fae, ya'll always 'ave a home here.”Your mother joins him. “I have no idea if you're a Newtype, or even if such a thing exists. But I'll grant your father 'fae', fair is fair. Something mighty strange happens around you, Dominic. Enemies become allies, or even lovers, and it's as if you can't even get up and have breakfast without saving at least one innocent life.”“You're touched somehow, and though it ain't canny I think you'll find it more a more potent gift than your piloting skills in many ways. Use it smartly,” she tells you as she wraps you up in a hug.“An' remember, tha deed speaks true,” your father tells you, repeating your family's ancient motto as he embraces you next.>Any other issues before you board the Valkyrie?
>>35133547Obtain animal crackers.
>>35133547>>Any other issues before you board the Valkyrie?The obligatory "I love you" but nothing else comes to mind.
>>35133547Give our family one last round of goodbyes. Acquire a bottle of Dad's White Lightning.Going over last thread, I noticed Nina said they were miniaturizing the Orion Drive for smaller ships and mobile suit use. Does this mean we'll have portable Casaba Howitzers? And I think we've found our team name: Cerberus. The guardian(s) of the underworld protecting the living from entering and the dead from escaping.
>>35133547>Any other issues before you board the Valkyrie?I can't help but think that the new recruits may have already gotten over their surprise regarding the same revelations we made during our stay with our family.If not, I guess that can be cleared up once we're back on board the Valkyrie anyway.
>>35133584>animal crackersAre you nuts? We had our mum's cooking. And cookies. We'd better stockpile those heavenly, buttery, confections. We'll never have them again once Jamitov gases Londenium, after all.
>>35133643>team name: CerberusThe Grim is already an animal from myth. Why would we go for a different (and admittedly less cool) one?
>>35133785'Cause Grim and Black Dogs are synonymous with Death. Cerberus is a guardian.
>>35133812a guardian of the underworld
>>35133812Dominic's Valkyries I still like that name but Grim is good too.
>>35133812>Grim and Black Dogs are synonymous with DeathPut away you copy of Harry Potter and learn about actual myths.A Grim is a guardian specter that returns from death to protect people from demons.
>>35133849Well, yeah. Cerberus prevents the dead from escaping while insuring the living can't enter the underworld. Actually, now that I think of it. We could go with Barghest. >>35133862>Harry PotterYou what. I've always heard black dogs and grim were regarded as specters of death in folklore. Hellhounds, Demon-dogs, y'know. Nasty juju.
>>35133547"You know," you tell your father, "I could do with some specific provisions."He raises an eyebrow. "Tha gin?" "The gin," you reply, nodding. "Also, I could do with some of those cookies, if there are any left."Your mother takes a tupperware container out of her purse. "Baked the lot of them this morning, while you were sleeping in."After another round of goodbyes, and a promise from your old man that he'll send you a few bottles of gin before your scheduled departure later today, you rejoin your crew and head towards the Valkyrie. "Always nice to see a regular family," Haman says to nobody in particular. "Isn't it?""Just imagine how our family's gonna look one day," Catrina replies, jabbing you in the ribs. "Five parents and God only knows how many kids. Lots of sleepless nights."You shudder at the thought. "I hope they're not all little shits like I was."Haman and Rossweisse seem to be at a loss for words.When you finally spot the Valkyrie, some of the changes are immediately evident: there's now one long hangar along the midline, with what looks to be a double catapult, and the whole ship bristles with anti-air defenses. Where to even begin working out all the changes?>Call up Nina, have her give you the numbers>Check out the hangar deck: you're the MS squad commander, after all>Go down to sickbay, talk to Miss Sayla about the status of your Newtype crewmates>OtherAs always, write-ins are encouraged. If you want to focus on more specific issues, feel free to raise them.
>>35133995>>Call up Nina, have her give you the numbersTime for work>>35133902That's like saying spirits are evil and ignoring the concept of guardian spirits who exist to save people.Grim are guardians, they protect people and places from evil.That's different from a Hellhounds which generally does whatever the fuck it wants (usually just killing and eating whatever it sees).If you want you could even call Grim (is the plural of grim still grim?) a "good" subclass of demon-dogs.
>>35133995>Check out the hangar deck: you're the MS squad commander, after all
>>35133995>>Go down to sickbay, talk to Miss Sayla about the status of your Newtype crewmates
>>35133995>Check out the hangar deck: you're the MS squad commander, after allMS and one odd MA out. So yeah, hangar space is gonna be a premium if we're keeping the VV inside.
>>35133902The Grim, also sometimes called the "Kirk Grim", "Church Grim", or "Faerie Grim", is always associated with death, but is rarely if ever presented as malicious (unless you're Satan). Other "Black Dogs", like the Barghest or Black Shuck, are malevolent. The Manx Moddey Dhoo is an omen of death.So it varies.
>>35133995The most important question, did they extend the retrieval and launch deck from bow to stern? Ask Joshua what the changes are. She's the Cap'n, so she'll be far more up-to-date and knowledge regarding her ship.What did we accomplish during the time skip anyway?>>35134009>>35134071I guess it's how you view it. My family is pretty heavy bible thumpers so it's rubbed off on me, even if I never did see fully with their viewpoint, regarding ill omens, religious symbols, and shit.
>>35133995>Call up Nina, have her give you the numbers>Check out the hangar deck: you're the MS squad commander, after allNo reason we can't do both. Call her while checking out what's been done to the ship.Also, spread out, have each team member find out more about what's going on.
>>35133995>Check out the hangar deck: you're the MS squad commander, after allEmary Ounce can probably give us the rundown on the new specs of the ship.
Since the Titan's have had a week to install bugs and cameras, are we going to do a sweep to find them? You know they're not going to let a team full of Newtypes off without surveillance.
>>35134299Probably, or we'll try to find a place where we can hide to have safe communication.I mean, knowing the Titans, they'll ask for an explanation on what happened to their bugs (or as they'll call it, their security and loyalty measures).
>>35133995"I'm headed straight for the MS deck" you announce. "Kind of important to see whether Titans has tried to screw us yet."Haman nods. "I'll be checking in on Miss Mass and Fanning. I hope she's recovered somewhat..."Carya splits off down the corridor towards the grav-blocks. "I'm gonna head to the ready room and look into something. I'll probably be there for a while."Rossweisse merely gives you a look and says "Karen," before heading up to the bridge. In the hangar, you see Emary and Audrey hard at work sorting out the logistics for your mobile suits: the Lilium, Viola, and Iris are there, as is the Kampfer. In addition to those are two GM-type machines, and two more machines that look like Zakus, but have unusual contours to their armor. These four machines are also equipped with bulky add-ons, including retro-thrusters. Absent are the Tusche Scwarz and the Val Varo.Audrey turns and spots you, waving you over.>Reaction? Questions? Plans for possible upgrades?
we got Quels and Hizacks?
>>35134343>>Reaction? Questions? Plans for possible upgrades?"Dammit. Audrey, what's the damage?"...did they just swipe the Varo and leave us a Zaku?
>>35134343>Tusche Scwarz-tan and Val Varo-tan where are they?
>>35134343"Tell me you gutted the psychommu system from the Schwarz before they swiped it. And Kelley's controls and OS from the Val Varo.">they took the Tusche Schwarz>AND the Val VaroWe didn't even get a chance to test the damn thing. And I had upgrade ideas for both.At least we got Hizacks and Quels. Movable Frame GET.
>>35134343"That doesn't look like no Zaku ladies, no Zaku!"
>>35134343Lets see what the deal is with the new machines. And ask about where the TS and VV are.Maybe the new machines could give us some ideas on possible upgrades. Like outfitting our old stuff with the movable frames.
>>35134343Damn it all not the Val Varo, and dang it who the heck did they give us to pilot those new mobile suits.
>>35134343>Reaction?>two more machines that look like ZakusIronic that for an organization tasked with hunting down Zeon remnants that they'll make use of Zeon's design aesthetic.>Questions? "So what do we have here? Sell 'em to me Audrey. And how's the Lilium shaping up?">Plans for possible upgrades?I'll hold off any suggestions in this for now until Audrey gives us the run down.
>>35134343Anyway, upgrade plans:Turn the Kampfer into a Xeku Zwei.Find out WHAT psychommu tech the Titan's left us with and raise a stink about them swiping machines we stole/gifted ourselves in the first place.Gut the mega particle cannons from the Valkyrie and turn the turret mounts into open bunkers for mobile suits.See about installing a psychommu package into the ship for thought controlled anti-air turrets and for our psychomines.
>>35134343>>35134600>raise a stink about them swiping machines we stole/gifted ourselves in the first place.Specifically ask Nina to get on this.She'd probably know this game.Giving them shit for something that's not a major issue will stop them from using us for random shit later.
>>35134648War looting rights?
>>35134648Why would Nina know what the Titans are up to? She works for Anaheim, and essentially the Titans are the only group smart enough to stop using Anaheim and build their own shit. That's the whole reason the AEUG steal the Mk.IIs for, is because Anaheim get locked out and they want to steal the Titan's designs
>>35134600>See about installing a psychommu package into the ship for thought controlled anti-air turrets and for our psychomines.That sounds pretty great.>Turn the Kampfer into a Xeku Zwei.Maybe start with the Xeku Eins, since it'll let us change the suit's configuration depending on what we need to do and since we're short on resources?
>>35134343"Shit," you mutter as you draw close to Audrey. "Alright, how bad is it?""Not as bad as it looks," she replies. "We've got four new suits and orders to evaluate them: two GM QUELS, and two Hizacks. These are pre-production units, so we'll be the first to use 'em.""And their capabilities? I assumed they were no Zakus, but are they any better?"She shrugs. "Not bad. The Hizacks seem solid, and they're using Gundarium alloy, so they should be rugged enough."Emary nods. "They've also got 'ballute' systems mounted for re-entry. You'll be evaluating those as well.""What happened to the Val Varo and the captured psycommu machine?" you press. Audrey shakes her head. "That was part of the deal Kowen struck, apparently. We got the hangar lengthened, but we were ordered to dismantle the Val Varo for an in-depth study. It's in pieces down below.""And the black machine?""Dismantled," Emary sighs. "We wanted to see how far Axis got in restoring their Newtype weapons program after your raid. The answer is 'not very'... the Tusche Schwarz is a mess.""Its psycommu is incomplete," Audrey explains, "to the point where it was only usable if the pilot was heavily drugged to erase the pain caused by the interface."You sigh. "So it's worthless to us.""Utterly and completely wasted space," Audrey agrees. "But it tells us what to expect from Axis and Mars in the future: cheaply produced suits meant to turn Newtypes into expendable weapons.""Bastards," you snarl. "At least tell me you got the control software for the Val Varo.""We did," Emary tells you. "And we're considering possible applications even now.""And did we get any fresh pilots?"Audrey shakes her head. "Not that I know of. You'd have to ask Reiko or Karen.">One more thing... (suggest something for them to work on?)>I'll go see Karen then>I'm going to go talk to Sayla Mass, see where our guest stands>I'm going to give Carya and Catrina a hand with whatever they're looking into>Other
>>35134600From Sentinel right?
>>35134713>Why would Nina know what the Titans are up to? I can tell you have no idea what I'm talking about because your answer isn't even vaguely related.It's a bit of in house bureaucracy that Nina should have a ton of experience with. We ask her help making some incredibly irritating claim reports and the Titans never swipe something from us again without thinking twice.
>>35134778>>I'm going to go talk to Sayla Mass, see where our guest stands
>>35134778>I'm going to go talk to Sayla Mass, see where our guest stands
>>35134778>I'm going to go talk to Sayla Mass, see where our guest standsHopefully Sayla has some leads into helping the poor girl. She probably also might want to hear on how bad the psycommu was.
>>35134648>>35134713Nina is going to get herself shitcanned by Vist and other Important People if she continues snooping.>no fresh pilotsStart running pilot simulations for Hollinger and Blitzen. If Titan's won't give us pilots, we'll train our own damn pilots. Plus it gives us an insight into how well the new grunt suits handle with FNGs.>the val varo's psychommu is still hereOH BOY OH BOY INSTALL IT INTO THE VALKYRIE>Tusche Schwarz is junkDamnit Zeon. Use the Schwarz's psychommu system to expand the Val Varo's and for spare parts.>SuggestionHave the team start going over the ship for bugs.>>35134793Yep.
>>35134802Oh then I can ask almost the same question. Nina is an outside contractor, why would she know military regulations better than us military officers, or I don't know the military staff on our ship like Reiko? And kicking up a fuss doesn't stop people from stealing your shit. It means they stop giving you shit when you actually need it. The way to stop the Titans taking things, is to stop telling them we have stuff. Bureaucracy is fine in normal organisations, but the Titans are an elite group designed to gas colonies with no-paperwork, bureaucracy isn't going to stop them if they really want something.>>35134898>Nina is going to get herself shitcanned by Vist and other Important People if she continues snooping.We can only hope.>no fresh pilotsUh, just get Karen and Sayla piloting again?
>>35134778>One more thing... (suggest something for them to work on?)Install the VV's psycommu into the ship. Those mines we used were great, having them again would be nice. Or combine it with the turrets to increase their efficiency.Actually, could we turn the turrets into bits for the ship?
>>35134971The val varo has no psycommu. It's designed to be controlled by psycommu: it can receive, not send.
>>35134952There's also Pazom. Don't forget. Plus, as I mentioned, it also gives us insight into how good the manual for the new suits are. If the secretaries can read it and pilot like Amuro, we have a winner.
>>35134778>One more thing...Whatever happened to that Minovsky Particle Interference Wave Searcher? If it's to unwieldy for an MS, it might be useful for the ship's detection capabilities instead.Personal opinion, but I kinda want it in Audrey's unit since she is the long range fire support.
>>35134778>>One more thing... (suggest something for them to work on?)The control software for the Val Varo when possible in the MS(s?)
>>35135058That's actually a cool idea. Get some GMs and install the system into them.
>>35135058That was an idea I had for adding the sub-arms to our suits. We modify and expand Kelley's control scheme and OS to work with the Liliums instead of building something from scratch. Don't need to reinvent the wheel when someone already designed it.
>>35135075Its for one arm what happens when its in each one? More complex moves.
>>35134778"Okay," you tell them. "Audrey, wrap up here, then make sure we've got the new psycommu on Carya and Catrina's suit initialized. Emary, I want you sweeping the ship for bugs. Stem to stern, keel to bridge."Both women nod. "I'll bring the MIPWS online," Emary tells you. "Locating signals from any hidden devices should be a good test."You cock an eyebrow. "We got that off the record?"She nods. "Completely.""Great. I'll be down in sickbay."On your way to visit Sayla, Haman, and Rebecca Fanning, you can feel the three Newtype women's presence. Nothing feels off, though Haman's emotions seem mixed right now. Upon stepping through the hatch, you find the reason.Rebecca Fanning is up and about, and smiling... but her movements strike you as sluggish, and her speech is uneven and halting as she talks with Haman about nothing in particular."Her system is clear of the drugs," Sayla explains sadly, "but she's still adjusting to regular activities. It'll be a slow process."Fanning looks over her shoulder at you and smiles.>Speak with Fanning and Haman (write-in)Plus, choose one of the following:>Press Sayla about the secret she's been keeping from you (d100)>Press Haman for details on that ship she may or may not have plans for (d100)>Neither of the above
>>35135267"So how is she? Will she make at least a partial recovery? Has she given us any info on who did this to her?""So Sayla. About your brother. Why does he wear the mask?""How big is the ship you had commissioned anyway, Haman? We talking Magellon or Jupitris?"
>>35135267>Speak with Fanning and Haman (write-in)How is Fanning feeling?Any special requests for foods while we're still in port and can special order them?>Neither of the above
>>35135267>Neither of the aboveHaman and Rebecca seem OK talking to each other, so we should probably talk to Sayla, but not about her super secret. Just ask her how Rebecca is doing, and what we've learnt about the suit.
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>35135267>Speak with Fanning and Haman (write-in)See how Fanning's holding up, introduce ourselves, the works. Anything she'd like us to get for her while we're still docked?Also,>Press Haman for details on that ship she may or may not have plans for (d100)
>>35135267>Speak with Fanning and Haman (write-in)"How are you feeling Rebecca?>Neither of the above
Have you lost your sense of adventure, /tg/? We have Johnny Ridden's sister right in front of us and you do not want to gather ammo for trolling purposes.
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>35135267>Speak with Fanning and Haman (write-in)"How well is Fanning recovering? Anything she mentioned that stands out? It might help in recovering her memories and pinpointing her original identity."Rossweisse seems to be doing better in comparison, given the length of time.>Press Haman for details on that ship she may or may not have plans for (d100)
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>35135267>>Press Haman for details on that ship she may or may not have plans for (d100)
>>35135456>implying we need any help trolling him
>>35135487Shit son. We might not need help trolling him, but ammo is ammo.Could work at getting her into our harem as the long troll.
>>35135517So we got amuro now
>>35135122We are getting sub-arms. That's part of the Ikebana upgrade pack. The secondary cockpit will control them while we pilot.
>>35135583That's the genius of it. We don't know Amuro and Sayla had a thing. We DO know Sayla and Quattro are brother and sister. We'd NTR Amuro without even knowing.>>35135597>That's part of the Ikebana upgradeI know. That's specifically for our Gundams though, not for the other suits we may decide to kitbash. Having a pre-built design a dude homebrewed in his garage will cut down on our fabrication time.
So what are our upgrade plans for now, exactly?
>>35135655Oh, I see. Yeah, let's work on sub-arms, then.
>>35135674Trolling Char.Sub-arms.Digivolve the Kampfer into a Xeku Eins/ZweiPsychommu research.Trolling Char.
>>35135674 Val Varo-tan's one hand controls for the MSs.
>>35135267"Hi there, Rebecca," you greet the young woman, forcing a grin. "How're you feeling?""I'm okay," she replies. As she turns towards you she seems to lose her balance a little, though Haman quickly lends her a hand."And are you getting used to things here?""Everyone is so... nice..." Fanning replies, struggling a little with her words. "But I have trouble... remembering...""That's understandable," Sayla reassures her. "You're getting better, though.""Mhm," comes a simple reply. "I'm happy... you visited."After a few more minutes of conversation, and seeing that Fanning is in no shape to discuss anything beyond pleasantries, you and Haman excuse yourselves before things start to get awkward. "Come back... soon..." Fanning struggles as she waves at you through the hatch."I'll be sure to," you tell her. "Just keep getting better, okay?""Right now I think Sayla has the hardest job on the ship," Haman observes. "Speaking of ships," you tell her, trying to change the subject, "were you thinking of a design for the Republic to work on?"Haman blushes a little. "Sort of.""Well?" you press. "Anything special about it?""You have to promise not to tease me," she replies, blushing even harder. "I mean, it's my first time designing a ship, and I may have suggested some pretty stupid details...""Of course," you respond, puffing out your chest a little. "A true gentleman would never mock the sincere efforts of his lady.""Shut up," she mutters. "Anyway, I was figuring that the biggest waste of space on our ship now is the gravity block. So I eliminated it.""But that leads to health concerns over long deployments," you point out."Yes," she admits, "but that still doesn't change the fact that a small cylinder's rotation has to be above 6 rpm to achieve any sort of meaningful effect. Big colonies are easier to adjust to, but 6 rpm in a smaller habitat can cause all sorts of issues."(1/2)
>>35135674The Liliums are getting upgraded with Core Block Systems, allowing them to divide into two planes. This requires a second cockpit, which during docking will be used to control a set of sub-arms. I'm also expecting that the beam sabers will double as guns, so when they're stored at the waist the Leg Flyer can have some weapons. We don't really have anything else on our lower body, it needs to have something.
>>35135898Could we apply the movable frames somehow to that?
>>35135871Better double up on gyms or have the ship itself rotate to generate gravity.If there's no gravity, fluids will get EVERYWHERE.
>>35136005Movable frame doesn't exist yet. Which is a problem, since it'll lead to high mechanical stress when transforming. In all likelihood, movable frame will probably be invented as a by-product of the efforts to make the Ikebanas require less maintenance.>>35136021I think she's just going to do the "gravity block on a stick" thing that gets used on the Argama and all descendent ships of it.
>>35135871As you feel a surge of aggravation from the ready room, you continue to discuss technical matters with Haman. "And to minimize the effects of a fast spin, the grav blocks are larger than they need to be."Haman nods. "And in order to adjust to atmospheric conditions, even more space has to be wasted.""And you think you can solve that?" you ask, shaking your head. "How?""It'd have a deck with diamagnetic repulsion to simulate gravity," Haman explains. "I think I've worked out how to employ it in such a way that minimizes the amount of space it would use, and electromagnets today make it possible where it wouldn't have been fifty years ago.""So you made the ship smaller?" you conclude.Haman nods again. "Right. Without altering the mobile suit compliment.""That leads to an increased power draw," you observe. "Though it'd simplify maintenance with the fewer moving parts, and lengthen service intervals.""It's a work in progress," Haman admits. "Fair enough.""So," Haman asks, "where to now?">I'm going to swing by Karen's office, check out our new facilities>I'll be giving Nina a call>Carya's probably bashing her head against the computer screen by now, someone should give her a hand>Other
Hey, isn't there a MA the size of a ship that had I fields? Is their any real reason why a ship couldn't have one as well?
>>35136090>>OtherI distinctly remember you hinting at us having a freakin' Onsen on-board. Lets check that shit out. >Carya's probably bashing her head against the computer screen by now, someone should give her a handMayber we can do this and bring Carya along as well.
>>35136090"It seems that back-up is required in the ready room... You coming with?"
>>35136090>>I'm going to swing by Karen's office, check out our new facilities
>>35136090>Carya's probably bashing her head against the computer screen by now, someone should give her a hand
>>35136090>I'm going to swing by Karen's office, check out our new facilities>I'll be giving Nina a callHaman can go help Carya.
>>35136090"Why not have the ship rotate to generate gravity as well? Both your system and the ship work in tandem to generate 1 Earth G. Fire retros when entering combat to halt the spin."
>>35136090>Carya's probably bashing her head against the computer screen by now, someone should give her a handA thought for later, but given the injuries Defrah sustained, is she gonna pull a Mr. Bushido and start wearing a mask at some point?
>>35136090>I'm going to swing by Karen's office, check out our new facilities>>35136126We discussed that a few threads back. The conclusion we agreed upon was that since I-Fields only protect against attacks from outside the radius of the field, and mobile suits are excellent at getting close in with a ship, it wouldn't be worth the investment. Maybe if we had the tech to draw the I-Field in tight against the hull it would be worth it, but Minovsky particles can't be manipulated that freely yet.
>>35136190because then the ship would be a freaking cylinder. not to mention messing with sensors and stuff. And increased fuel costs and stuff like that.That would be pretty much building an entire gravity block
>>35136190If you rotate the whole ship, you have centrifugal force operating dorsally and ventrally. MEaning you either have to fix the floors in opposite directions, or waste even more space to reconfigure when in Earth gravity.Or you have to have the axis of rotation OUTside the ship, which wastes a ton of propellant on station keeping.
>>35136090Go to Karen's office. Shanghai Pazom into being an active pilot. Ring up Nina while there. Send Haman to deal with the Twins.
>>35136272>Shanghai Pazom into being an active pilot.No. Just...no. That's a bad idea. Just because capturing and subverting enemy pilots has worked out for us in the past doesn't mean we have to do it to every one of them we find. Ilia's too emotionally compromised to work with us.
>>35136299Give the headcase to Sayla then. She seems to enjoy playing psychiatrist.
>>35136254Just build the ship bigger. If you rotate the whole ship, then you wouldn't need to build a complicated, expensive, power hungry artificial gravity system.
Haman making the Argama and Nahel Argama nkw?
>>35136492I hope this is sarcasm
>>35136541If you build a big enough ship, then it'll generate it owns gravity ya dingus!
>>35136090"It seems Catrina's bashing her head against the computers over in our ready room," you observe. "Someone should do something about that."Haman shrugs. "She's not my girlfriend.""I'm sure Catrina would be happy to change that," you mutter.Haman ignores your remark, though you're sure you see a faint blush in her cheeks. "I'll go see if Rosse has any news from Karen and meet you down there. Try to get to her before she does any permanent damage?""No promises," you shrug.By the time you reach the Sisters, their tantrum has abated somewhat. There's a thin trickle of blood coming from her forehead... apparently from one of the two banging their head against the desktop, which now has a large crack in the surface. Reiko and Catherine are also here, as it happens: the former is swabbing the cut over the Sisters' eye, and the latter is working at her own terminal."Even WITH Titans clearance," Carrina snarls, her eyes glowing violet, "I can't get any fucking intel on what's going on in those damned Newtype labs. Just a list of project names and some technical personnel rosters.""That bad?" you ask, sitting down. "No luck from you two, either?""I had more luck with open records from the Dakar," Catherine replies wearily. "All I got was a report on funding allocation. Lots of money going in, no word of anything coming out.">Let's try and relax for a bit. I hear there's a hot tub or something in our crew block...>Maybe we should just focus on the next mission instead>We've got other questions to answer that may prove easier: success on one of those fronts will make everyone feel better about the situation (d100 for information acquisition) >Other
>>35136571>Let's try and relax for a bit. I hear there's a hot tub or something in our crew block...gota take time to relax
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>35136571>>We've got other questions to answer that may prove easier: success on one of those fronts will make everyone feel better about the situation (d100 for information acquisition)
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>35136571>>We've got other questions to answer that may prove easier: success on one of those fronts will make everyone feel better about the situation (d100 for information acquisition)
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>35136571>We've got other questions to answer that may prove easier: success on one of those fronts will make everyone feel better about the situation (d100 for information acquisition)DON'T WORRY EVERYONE, I GOT DIS SHIT.
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>35136571>We've got other questions to answer that may prove easier: success on one of those fronts will make everyone feel better about the situation (d100 for information acquisition)
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>35136571>We've got other questions to answer that may prove easier: success on one of those fronts will make everyone feel better about the situation (d100 for information acquisition)
>>35136571>Let's try and relax for a bit. I hear there's a hot tub or something in our crew block...I'm really curious about this.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>35136571>We've got other questions to answer that may prove easier: success on one of those fronts will make everyone feel better about the situation (d100 for information acquisition)Follow the data on psy-commu development on the Feddie side (most of which we had a hand in acquiring), cross reference with MS developments Nina provided, and we'll probably pinpoint where potential Cyber-Newtypes will be deployed in the near future.Of course, the team would probably prefer to get tabs on it at an earlier time.
>>35136571"You could call and try asking nicely, dear."
>>35136697Roll sooner, damn it.
>>35136724Well King didn't say about the three roll thing THIS roll. So it should to try count.Right King?It better.....please?
>>35136758So its a 56 than?
>>35136758Well, SOMETHING will happen.
>>35136571You know who is incredibly good at getting shit done and playing spy?Cima. Have her look into it for us.
>>35136782It better be good. Still haven't forgiven your ass for saying my Zaku III-chan won't show up
>>35136789No, Cima a admiral for RoZ.
>>35136880Just Saiyan. Cima can play the espionage game just as well as our Magical Hobo. If the Good Doctor wasn't playing engineer on our ship, we could've asked him and subsequently got his BAD END.
>>35136880How about Kai Shiden?Alas, it might be too metagamey to pursue that avenue via Sayla's potential knowledge on his whereabouts and what he's doing, so that idea would probably be shelved.
>>35136782Honestly, it shouldn't be hard to convince Basik and Jamatov to let us control the cyber newtype program on the grounds that the people running it are fucking terrible at their jobs.
>>35136789> Who's an incredibly badass spy that's the Japanese equivalent of James Bond?Motherfuckin' Kai. We need him on our team.
>>35136948I said PLAYING spy. Not an actual spy. Getting Kai is on my to-do list, however.
>>35136940Yes he is good and a good man
>>35136571"And that's the size of it," Carrina snorts derisively.You shake your head. "Ever thought of just calling them up and asking?""I did," she replies with a straight face. "Told them I was you, and ordered them to tell me exactly what "Red Snake" was." You look at her in horror, before she melts into raucous laughter. "Holy shit," she gasps, "you should have seen your fucking face!"You slap her lightly over the head with a nearby field manual. "Not funny, Carrina.""I'm sorry," she offers. "I just had to feel like I got SOMETHING accomplished, even if it's just teasing you a bit.""Let's try a change of pace," you offer. "Try looking into some other issues I've noticed, see if we can make a bit of progress elsewhere."The Sisters' eyes shift back to a sparkling blue as Catrina's consciousness splits off again. "Sure," she tells you warily. "It'd feel real good to beat Titans' information security in SOME regard. What do you want to look at?"Reiko and Catherine turn in their chairs to listen in for their marching orders. "Let's try looking into a few of Anaheim's MS construction projects," you decide after a few seconds mulling the options over. "See if we can get data on research, or a schedule of deadlines or something."Reiko nods. "On it." Carya and Catherine also go to work on their own machines.Quickly, you run into problems."I've got a schedule," Reiko announces, "but it's fairly secured. It'll be tough to get at it this way, and there's a high chance of our getting noticed by someone at Anaheim.""Something's strange here," Carya mutters to you. "Can you feel it? It's almost like I'm being watched."You frown at the screen in front of you. "Yeah... I can feel it.">Try to obtain Anaheim's "Product Release Schedule" (d100)>Make a note of the file location, search public files for data on Sayla Mass (d100)>Other
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>35137084>Try to obtain Anaheim's "Product Release Schedule" (d100)let's roll later and get Sayla to open up by herself.
>>35137116May the good Lord bless you!
>>35137116Well, we just figured out what Anaheim is working on for the RoZ, as well as the titans.
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>35137084>Try to obtain Anaheim's "Product Release Schedule" (d100)Might as well.
>>35137084Wave off the secretaries from accessing the data.Write a note on a sheet of paper informing them ship is probably bugged and we should try this on a more secure location OR after the team has finished debugging.
>>35137084>>35137203This. Save it for later.
>>35137169AGX-04A1 Gerbera Tetra Kai
>>35137084Yeah, I think I'd rather support this >>35137203 than doing anything overt at this point. Let Emary finish up on the bug sweep first, at least.
>>35137217Even if the Titans don't have access to the labs themselves, us poking around for the data WILL get them the data if the ship is bugged. Plus accessing anything for Sayla is retarded on the same principle.
What type of Cockpit are we use? Not the Panoramic screen from the Alex yet right.
>>35137084You decide to quickly make a call to Emary."Any chance the ready room has been bugged?" you ask her."That was the first spot we checked," she replies. "Nothing was there, but we did find one on the bridge that we've disabled.""Got it, thanks."You then nod to your secretaries. "Alright, go for it. But be careful.""Roger that," Catherine replies.After several tense minutes, you feel something strange. For just a splintered second, you feel almost like there are six people in the room instead of five. Carya looks uneasily at you."Strange," Reiko mutters. "I was sure we just triggered a security response on Anaheim's end.""Are we clear?" Carya demands. Catherine nods. "Yeah. We're good. I've got the file, and I'll make it available on both of your personal drives."You nod, satisfied. "Excellent work. I'll go over the data later."Rossweisse pops her head in the door. "Bridge?" she asks. Carya blinks once. "Karen wants us up there to discuss our next mission, right?" Rossweisse merely nods."Alright, let's get a move on, ladies," Catrina orders, cracking her neck as she stands up and stretches."I wish you wouldn't do that so often," Carya mutters. "You coming Dom?">Yeah, let's go>In a minute (investigate that feeling you had earlier)>Other
>>35137469>In a minute (investigate that feeling you had earlier)Paranoia strikes again.
>>35137404We've got panoramic screens. Those started appearing as standard in new mobile suit designs around now, and the Liliums are at the cutting edge of technology. Even better than should be available in 0084, actually, since the changes in Operation Stardust meant that the Gundam Development Project hasn't been buried. Hell, we've got First Neo Zeon War-level tech.
>>35137469>>In a minute (investigate that feeling you had earlier)
>>35137469>In a minute (investigate that feeling you had earlier)Paranoia intensifies!
>>35137469>In a minute (investigate that feeling you had earlier)A stowaway? A spy who was also accessing the system simultaneously? I gotta know man!>>35137404I distinctly recall someone mentioning that our Lillium is ahead in terms of design compared to Nina's mobile suit, and ours do include the panoramic screen.
>>35137469>Yeah, let's goI have a hunch about what this, if I'm right it should move with us.
>>35137469>In a minute (investigate that feeling you had earlier)
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>35137469> Investigate DAT PRESSURE DAT DOSUP SAYLA?
>>35137469It was either a clairvoyant Newtype hooked up to the computer systems or AI we felt.
>>35137530If you have a theory let's hear it. Mo matter what it is.It's not like anyone on /tg/ is going to report you to the Titans.
>>35137469>>In a minute (investigate that feeling you had earlier)"Hello, Alyce"
>>35137569Let me look something up first, I think I might be wrong about it, actually. I want to check some details.
>>35137569Hi I'm Admiral Chris Hansen of the TITANS ship SCV-69 Pedowagon.Why don't you take a seat?
>>35137569It's probably ALICE.
>>35137621No am all right and I got go too...
>ALICEIsn't the only thing we know about that the project name?
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>35137469You stare for several long seconds at the terminal in front of you before opening a command window. The cursor blinks green for several more seconds as you wonder what the hell you're doing.>Type in a simple greeting (d100)>Custom text (d100)>QM Roll related
>>35137712Also, first five rolls will be considered.
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>35137712>Type in a simple greeting (d100)
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>35137712>Type in a simple greeting (d100)
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>35137712>"Alrighty, what fellow Newtype is lurking about here? I can fee reel you~!"
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>35137712>>Type in a simple greeting (d100)
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>35137712"Hello, Skynet. How goes the War?"
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>35137712>>Type in a simple greeting (d100)
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>35137712>>Type in a simple greeting (d100)
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>35137712>>Type in a simple greeting (d100)
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>35137712>custom textecho offdel c:\WINDOWS\system32
>>35137569>>35137611Okay, I looked it up, and while I may not be right, it's not certain that I am wrong. We first slept with the twins three months ago. The fetal brain is fully formed, if not fully developed, at three months into the pregnancy. It is possible for a fetal Newtype to use their powers. And Catrina asked us earlier what our thoughts about having family are. So, uh, I'm kind of worried about what the results of this roll are going to be.
>>35137839Wait, no, nevermind. I screwed up the math. We slept with them two months ago. Apparently I can't subtract ten from twelve. Okay, we're in the clear.
>>35137851What if...SUPER Newtype?
>>35137839Nigga you best be joking with that BULLSHIT
>>35137712>ALICEI hope it's ALICE.
>>35137861It's Amuro's brain.
>>35137712You take off your Titans jacket, and type a simple line of text:>Hello?The cursor blinks for several long seconds. No response... just a growing feeling of embarrassment on your part. Pushing that feeling aside, you continue to enter prompts.>I know you're there>Who are you?>What are you?Your questions remain unanswered. You sense that your team is starting to wonder whether you'll be catching up with them at all. As you start to wonder whether it was all in your head, you type one last message.>I'm sorry if I startled you. I'll leave.You leave that line of text on the screen for a minute or two, then minimize the window while you retrieve your jacket from the back of your chair and slide back into it. Turning to shut off the display, you feel a vague draw towards the minimized window. Upon opening it you find a line of text that wasn't there before.>I am MeWell that's... different. And a little scary.>Ask questions?>Leave whatever, or whoever, it is alone for now
>>35137899>"And who is me? You must have a name.
>>35137899>>Ask questions?What your name?My name is Dominic.
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>35137899"Well, that's new. A terminal that types back.">Uh, hi. Do you have a name or should I call you Skynet or HAL?
>>35137899>>Ask questions?"How long have you been here?"
>>35137899>How are you?>Fine, thank you.>I wish I were a bird.
>>35137899>Ask questions?You are yourself, but can you think?
>>35137899>Ask questions?"Nice to meet you, Me. I am Dominic. How long have you been here?"
>>35137899>Ask questions?"SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?"I kid. Go with these >>35137943 >>35137987
>>35137899You laugh to yourself, and enter a line of text.>Let's play "Global Thermonuclear War"After a moment, there's a response>I do not understand>Of course not. It's a joke.>I seeHaving had your fun, you type in another greeting.>I'm Commander Dominic O'Hara. You can call me Dominic.>Hello Dominic>Do you have a name?There's a delay before the next response. You get the vaguest impression of a mind pondering over possible responses.>I am Advanced Logistic and Inconsequence Cognizing Equipment, created by Doctor Roots and Doctor CarolYou find yourself baffled by the name at first, until you recognize what the letters spell.>ALICE?>That is what Doctor Carol called me. I do not know what it means.>It's a proper name>I see. Then you may call me ALICE.>It's easier to say than "Advanced Logistic and Inconsequence Cognizing Equipment". It also has a nice ring.>You have a meeting to attend in the bridge, correct?>That's right. One last question, though: why did you hesitate to respond to me?Again, there's a detectible pause.>I was afraid. What do?>Respond?>Excuse yourself and head upstairs>Other
>>35137987This is nice.
>>35138205>Respond?"Have there been other people who weren't as happy to meet you as I am?"
>>35138205>Respond?Why? She shouldn't be afraid of us.If she's bored, she can talk to us anytime. AI pals are awesome.
>>35138205>Respond?"You have nothing to fear. Not from me at least."Keep it short for the meeting we're attending.
>>35138205>"Afraid of what? That I mam try and woo you like all the other beautiful ladies? Don't worry, I don't see how I can date a computer intelligence. Well yet anyways."
>>35138205>>Respond?i'm scsry mostly to my enemies. dont worry so much for now, lets talk more latter.>>Excuse yourself and head upstairs
>>35138205>Thermonuclear War>not telling the future abominable intelligence to delete system 32>Afraid of what? Running out of hard drive space? What exactly does an AI fear anyway?
>>35138205>>Respond?I see, do you want to be friends? Its not scary with a friend.
>>35138245>AIs are palsHaro's are pals. True AIs are freaking murderbots. You exterminate them or cut off their internet access so they can't acquire interracial cuckold porn.
>>35138330ALICE will be a good friend! Pal!
>>35138330You watch your fucking mouth! ALICE is a classy girl who's taste is only for consensual sex in the missionary position solely for procreation. She also likes handholding.Not anything like interracial cuckloiding.
Alice is going to be our weebo
>>35138330Well, if the project went as intended ALICE wouldn't pose a threat to mankind. However, the fact that she's managed to contact someone indicates that it hasn't. How did she do this? Who linked her to an outside connection? Unless she's installed in the Valkyrie, which I really hope she isn't, she shouldn't be capable of this. Hell, even if she was somehow able to contact us she shouldn't be able to speak. ALICE is designed to be non-lingual, she can understand others but not actually communicate. What changes did we make to the timeline that led to this?
>>35138205>Respond?"Are you not supposed to speak with others outside of the facility? Well if so don't worry about it too much, I won't go telling Doctors Roots or Carol about it. Were you observing us out of curiosity?"
Can we call in Doc for this later? This might be a little out of our depth.
>>35138506>Unless she's installed in the Valkyrie, which I really hope she isn'tThe odds are against you._______________________________________>A.L.I.C.E. had evolved into a human.>No, she had evolved into a goddess, whose gender and age were not discriminated, and who nothing could restrict.>Indeed, like the goddess “Valkyrie," which led warriors to the netherworld, she was the merciful goddess of Heaven.
>>35138597Oh shit, I had forgotten about that. And Hearts did say he had some interesting ideas planned for upgrades to the ship...Yeah, she might be onboard.
>>35138506Who's to say she hasn't installed herself discretely and is afraid that we're going to remove kebab? We had Emary running around killing 'bugs' after all.>>35138582Doctor, Nina, Emary, Audrey. Pretty sure all of them would want to sit down and chat with an Abominable Intelligence.
>>35138582No. Lets see where its go.
>>35138582sounds like a good idea.>>35138205"You have nothing to fear from me, though I would like you to meet a friend of mine. He goes by many names, but we just like to call him The Doctor."
>>35138205>Don't worryyou reply.>You have nothing to be afraid of here. We can talk more later, if you'd like.After a few seconds, you get a reply.>I'd like that. Thank you.On your way to the bridge, you have to wonder how 'smart' ALICE is. 'She' has presumably been here since some time during the refit, and you're pretty sure someone would have told you that your new ship had an AI if anyone had met 'her'. Does that mean that 'she' has been alone this whole time? Does an AI feel loneliness, even surrounded by humans?Karen frowns at you as you step out onto the bridge. "We've been waiting on you, Commander," she tells you, using your rank rather than your name. It's a good hint that she's frustrated with you."It's not like you at all. What kept you?""Did you know our ship has an AI?" you ask her, to general surprise and confusion. Karen shakes her head. "No. I have no idea what the hell you're talking about.""I mean I found out about that project Nina mentioned, 'ALICE'. It's an artificial intelligence, and someone installed it on the Valkyrie during the refit.""How do you know?" Audrey asks. "I assume you have evidence?""I had a chat with 'her' using command windows."Carya shakes her head, and Rosse gives you a grin. "She?""It's called 'ALICE'," you explain. "Fair point," Haman admits."We'll investigate that later," Karen continues. "But I've called you here to talk about the mission: we're to take the two new GM QUELS and the Hizacks back to Earth and deploy from low orbit over former Tajikistani territory. Our target is a remnants base in the foothills of the Karakoram mountains.""Due to its location," Audrey adds, "EFF forces have so far been unable to root Zeon out of it, even with local help from the Tajiks.""So it's an orbital drop," you mutter. "With all new systems too...""So who's going?" Carya asks aloud, giving voice to the question on all of your minds.(1/2)
>>35138721>The QUEL is slightly lower-performing than the Hizack Pre Production type>You have yourself, the Sisters, Haman, Rossweisse, Audrey, and Emma as available pilots>With some convincing, you could field Ilia on a provisional basis (3d100, best of three)
>>35138753>The QUEL is slightly lower-performing than the Hizack Pre Production typeDoesn't the Hizack have issues with beam weaponry though?
>>35138753Are our Gundams reentry capable or only the new suits?
Rolled 91, 13, 85 = 189 (3d100)>>35138753Yourself, Sisters and Haman.And three Nat 100s
Rolled 44 (1d100)have Ilia prove herself against zeon fanatics
>>35138785The Pre Production doesn't cut as many corners, but it has some trouble running more powerful beam weapons.>>35138794No. The present line of ballute systems are incompatible.
>>35138753And we have to do this with the new suits? Well, I suppose we are still an evaluations team, technically. Alright:>QuellsUs and Emma>HizacksSisters and AudreyEmma has experience with the Quell, so she'd be best served there, while the Sisters might be able to compare the Hizack to Zeon designs. Ross and Haman stay behind because they're less useful without Newtype systems. I suppose Rossweisse could use one of the Hizacks, but I want to give Audrey a chance to shine. Hizacks are good sniper platforms, it'll fit her style.And don't bring Ilia. That's a terrible idea, I don't know why people want it.
Rolled 61, 4, 54 = 119 (3d100)>>35138753Sisters, Audrey, Ilia, EmmaGet the newbies tested under supervision while we wait for the inevitable shitstorm.
>>35138721Estimated enemy forces?>>35138836Technically, the Valkyrie is reentry capable. We could bring it down with us if we wanted
>>35138836Ah, damn. I was hoping to bring one just for insurance purposes.Dom, Haman, Audrey, and the Twins all went into the Quel simulator. Stick Dom and the Twins in a Hizack for testing while putting Sheen and Haman in the Quels as they'd be more familiar with them after playing in the sims.We can look at getting Pazom out in the field at a later date.
>>35138867>>35138721This one>don't bring Ilia. That's a terrible ideaYes it is.
>>35138753Audrey and Emma in the QUELs, Sisters and us in the Hizacks. Don't bring Ilia onto the team, not yet anyway. The Sisters and Haman already had compromised loyalties to Zeon when we recruited them. Ilia didn't. We need some more time to bring her around before we consider it.
>>35138867>less useful without Newtype systemsHaman beat our time in the Quel simulator if I remember right. She'd probably take to the new suit far more easily than we will. Honestly, sticking her in a Hizack with the Twins would be the best option. They could give their opinions on how to improve the tech.
So I'm just gonna come out and ask it. I know there's Anons thinking about this.When are we gonna sex up ALICE? I figure with Puru clones we can download her into the brain with NEWTYPE magic and advance her age till she's legal.Good idea?
>>35138868Taking two FNGs/unknowns on an OP is suicide. One is the limit.
>>35138753Us and Emma on the QUELs.CC and Audrey on the Hizacks.Seems like a good balance of Newtypes/Oldtypes for this task. Would've wanted Audrey on one of the QUELs, but since the Hizack has a better performance, it's better to put the more experienced pilot in it.And here's a thought: Can Haman drop and guide Psycho Mines from orbit?
>>35139075I'm voting to not
>>35139075Yes, O Lord yes.
>>35139075ALICE will only be able to love us from afar. watching jelously while we make sex up our human lovers. wishing she could be part of our world
>>35139075Well, ALICE is specifically designed to form romantic bonds with her operator. So that's actually pretty likely to happen.
>>35139149ALICE is a tactical AI, not a sexbot. Although, teaching her how to have phone sex is going to be entertaining.Give her Jamitov's number and let her run wild.>You have 1,902 new messages
>>35139198Huh, no shit?I was just joking around cause of Dom's little harem.And it was a joke King. Last time I did that we asked Haman her 3 sizes straight up...
guys, i just realised we have sucesfully seduced both female alies and former enemies, once we seduced the AI we will be Tylor
>>35139262Lets do it -romantic bonds- and cure her loneliness
>>35138753You quietly eye your teammates. "Emma and I will take the QUELs. She's got the most experience on that model, and I've got the most experience with GMs. Audrey and the Sisters will take the new Hizacks.""But we..." Haman begins."... will be waiting in reserve with Lilium-class machines," you finish. "The Valkyrie has its own ballute, right?"Audrey nods. "How'd you guess?""A hunch. We'll clear a landing zone, and the Valkyrie can drop and provide support while we mop up.""Sounds like a plan," Karen agrees. "Alright. We've also got Earthside Titans support arranged: a major air drop after the initial assault.""Have we contacted those forces?" you ask. "Not yet," Karen replies. "The plan was to do that en route.">Make arrangements prior to launching the assault>Relax before the assault>Skip straight to the assault
>>35139296Noooonooolast time he seduced an AI without an android body, it blew upno bad precedents thanks
>>35139328>>Relax before the assault
>>35139328> Make arrangements ahead of timeHave your people call my people and we'll do lunch!
>>35139328>>Make arrangements prior to launching the assault
t>>35139328>Relax before the assault
>>35139328could we read the Data from Anihiem now?
>>35139328Go over the estimated enemy force composition, terrain, avenues of attack, defensive installations. What support can we expect once we touchdown?What in the Hell are we jumping into?
>>35139328>Make arrangements prior to launching the assaultProbably a good idea.
>>35139262Yeah, ALICE was originally designed as a mobile suit control system, so she was designed to bond to and fall in love with her pilot so that she'd work with him instead of against. Though then some bright fellow decided that it could be bad if the pilot didn't reciprocate her feelings, and made her incapable of actually communicating with him to avoid any awkward conversations. They made a sapient AI and then locked her away in a box where she couldn't ever contact anyone. I'm glad the set up we have lets her talk to us, otherwise she could go insane. She died before she could do that in the story, but if she's with us hopefully she'll live longer. Best to avoid any madness arising.
>>35139574We definitely don't need any Yandere AI's.
>>35139328>Make arrangements prior to launching the assaultDon't want an enthusiastic, hotshot, FNG Titan pilot making a mistake of ID-ing our Hizacks for a Zeon remnant MS.
>>35139596So love love ALICE is what we need.
>>35139596Especially one in control of life support, gravity control, and the particle cannons.>IF I CAN'T HAVE HIM, NO ONE WILLWhy do we have an AI again?
>>35139607>enthusiastic, hotshot, FNG Titan pilotSpeaking of Jerid, I wonder what he's up to right now.
>>35139596"I'm sorry Dom, I'm afraid I can't do that"
>>35139640>ALICE is love
>>35139574Obviously we should pair her up with someone else.Have her work with Audrey?
>>35139646Undergoing VIOLATION TRAINING.
>>35139640>Why do we have an AI again?You were selected: a "Cheshire Cat" whose grin shone brighter than the rest.>Writing
>>35139647WE MOST DEFINITELY, DO NOT NEED, A FEMALE HAL.
>>35139685she needs to fall for someone else
>>35139665Of course not don't be ridiculous, ALICE is of us.
Fucking 2hu shit. Now I can't help but imagine ALICE as Alice
>>35139749ALICE controlling all her little 'shanghai' bits.
>>35139749Poor ALICE, always alone.
>>35139675We are so going to be on the receiving end of a Solar Ray firing. The Abominable Intelligence is going to cut off our comm suite and completely fuck us.I've played enough Rogue Trader to know where this is heading.
>>35139853Android with drill dick trying to fuck us?
>>35139328"What do the overheads show?" Carya asks. "What are we even in for?"Audrey waves to Noel, who punches a button on her console. The Valkyrie's main screens begin to display all the relevant data supplied to you so far by Titans."Six to eight unique heat signatures," Audrey tells you, "consistent with mobile suits. Unknown classification, though contact has been made with at least three Dom Tropen. There are also about a dozen MBTs and some fighters. Ground troops unknown.""Those structures could be a problem," Haman observes, eying the low warrens surrounding the main airstrip at the base you plan to attack. Reiko nods. "I can get you a street map to help navigate, and program the locations of key targets into your HUDs.""Good cover for mobile suits," Carya observes. "If it were me defending the place, I'd station them all within that area to take advantage of the disrupted lines of sight. Moving fast will keep us alive.""And that's it," Karen tells you. "We'll update the Titans forces with our current machine lineup so there'll be no friendly fire, but until then, get some rest and relaxation. Dismissed.""So. Karen," you whisper to her in a low voice as your team file out a few at a time. "Izzit true there's some kinda bathhouse on our ship now?"Karen gives you a smirk. "Wanna investigate?">Miss Joshua, are you trying to seduce me? (COUNTER)>I think I'll explore in my own (DENY)>We can make it a team bonding exercise (DEFUSE)>Other
>>35139853Go back to sleep ALICE is our friend!
>>35139870>AndroidReplace android with Rak'Gol and you have a general idea at how sadistic the GM is.
>>35139749I'm pretty sure there's a picture of ALICE as... Alice and the EX-S as Shanghai on danbooru.A quick search for both names and should you should find it.
>>35139897>>Miss Joshua, are you trying to seduce me? (COUNTER)This is going to go all wrong.
>>35139897>Miss Joshua, are you trying to seduce me?
>>35139897>Miss Joshua, are you trying to seduce me? (COUNTER)Can't resist the temptation to mess with her.
>>35139897>Miss Joshua, are you trying to seduce me? (COUNTER)Hey maybe she wants in on the teasing may as well oblige that much.
>Miss Joshua, are you trying to seduce me? (COUNTER)
>>35139897>Miss Joshua, are you trying to seduce me? (COUNTER)
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>35139897>Miss Joshua, are you trying to seduce me? (COUNTER)That incredible and fiery redhead?My body was born ready
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>35139897>Miss Joshua, are you trying to seduce me? (COUNTER)No other option.ALL THE TEASING.
>>35139897>>We can make it a team bonding exercise (DEFUSE)Reason
>>35139897"But Miss Joshua. I'm taken.""You grab the booze. I'll grab the penis- peanuts."
>>35139897>>Miss Joshua, are you trying to seduce me? (COUNTER)
>>35140026THERE IS NO REASON ONLY ZUEL
>>35140076ZUUL MOTHAFUCKA ZUUL!
>>35139897Oh HELL NO. No backing down now.You grin right the fuck back at Karen, and lock eyes with her. "Miss Joshua," you ask in the closest tone you can manage to innocence, "are you trying to seduce me?"For a moment Karen seems surprised: possibly because it took her a moment to realize her own words. But still, she manages to recover and rally back. She's making it clear that she won't back down either now. "And what makes you think I'd want to seduce a boy like you?" she asks, stepping closer to poke your chest. "You're barely even a man."You grab hold of Karen's hand and pull it aside, stepping in yourself to bring your faces even closer. Her eyes widen slightly in surprise: she clearly wasn't expecting you to keep on the offensive. She may have even though she'd won.Now, you stand close enough that your difference in height is obvious. "In age, maybe. But don't tell me it doesn't pique your interest in the slightest: having someone as young, and yet so strong, and so skilled, right within arm's reach. Don't tell me you've never found your thoughts running a bit wild, wondering what could be..."Looking down, you find that you may have pushed too far: Karen's face, perhaps for the first time since you've known her, is blushing furiously. YOU COULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS.>Oh, shit. Back off for now.>OH SHIT. ABORT MISSION IMMEDIATELY. >Just let it be awkward for a while>Leave now>Kiss the woman>Other
>>35140529>Oh, shit. Back off for now.Easy there, tiger. We tease, but we don't do anything on the first date.
>>35140529>>Kiss the womanNO TURNING BACK!!
>>35140529>>Just let it be awkward for a whileDamn KoH
>>35140529>Kiss the woman
>>35140529>Just let it be awkward for a while"Uh. Whoops."
>>35140529>Kiss the womanShe wants the Dom
>>35140529>Just let it be awkward for a while
>>35140572THE DOM TRAIN HAS NO BREAKS
>>35140529>>Just let it be awkward for a while
>>35140529"Are you going to kiss me or do I haft to do it? My moms says I'm a good kisser."
>>35140529>Just let it be awkward for a while"Sorry, sometime I forget to turn that thing off."
>>35140529>Kiss the womanITS HAPPENING!
>>35140529>>Just let it be awkward for a whileNo adding karen
>>35140529So what ever happens to Eledor? I thought Him and Karen had a thing going on.That was one of my favorite parts of 8th MS
>>35140529>Kiss the womanAwww Yuss
>>35140529Well.The reactions to this are honestly hilarious. >Just let it be awkward for a while
>>35140529>Just let it be awkward for a whileDamnit Dom turn your swag down a little.
>>35140529>Kiss the woman35140653She wants a real man
>>35140529>Other. ("Okay, I may have gone too far.")>Just let it be awkward for a whileI'd like to believe she's just THAT good at bluffing, and this is a ruse on her part to make us cave in first. I'm fine with letting her.
Pick her up and carry her to the onsen.GET THIS HOTHEAD OUT OF HERE.
>>35140529>Just let it be awkward for a whileHey now, we have to talk to the others before we introduce anyone new to this. It's the polite thing to do. Let's just let it lie for now.
>>35140653In this continuity Takeyuki Kanda didn't die halfway through
>>35140684>not dropping your spaghetti by saying your own mother is a good kisserDo you even cheesy pick-up lines?
>>35140529Don't kiss her, we aren't certain she's sorted her feelings from loosing her last lover yet (if I recall she was getting drunk about it way back when). Don't be a dick Dom.
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>35140529You know what? Fuck it.>Kiss the womanThis is too amusing not to do.
>>35140733Does that mean Shiro kept his legs and Michel isn't a drunk?
>>35140529>Kiss the womanBig. Red. Button
>>35140529>Other>Let's hit them showers!
>>35140835>I don't like your shirt. You should take it off.
>>35140762Mobile Suit Gundam: Shadows of Zeon Quest - Part 2>"I'm her son, ma'am," you tell the officer, pointing at Carya and Catrina.
>>35140875You have a better memory than I do.
>>35140910No I was look at it today.
>>35140529>use your freaky space psychic power to tell Carrina "Was teasing Karen got her flustered she'skindacuteandnowIdon'tknowwhattodo HALP"
>>35140529Still surprised at the turn of events, you find yourself leaning in towards Karen, heat spreading across your face. Her eyes droop closed, and she makes no attempt to move away from you. Despite the absence of resistance, something makes you stop. It feels wrong... Karen doesn't want this. She's not ready for it, and though some part of her wants this to happen, there's another part that's terrified of it. It paralyzes her, leaving her unable to resist rather than actually welcoming. For an awkward few seconds which feel like hours, you stand close to Karen... and then step away."I'm sorry," you apologize to her. "That got out of hand."Karen's eyes finally open, though she can't look straight at you. "Well THIS is awkward as fuck.""Well, not LITERALLY," comes a voice from the doorway. Turning to look you spot Carya, a single, slender eyebrow cocked at the display she's just witnessed."I think fucking would have been more awkward still," Catrina finishes."How long have you been there, Lieutenant?" Karen snaps."Oh, so THEY get to watch?" Carya retorts, nodding at Noel and Miyu, who quickly turn their focus entirely to their stations... though not nearly quick enough.Karen sighs. "Just don't tell anyone what you saw here," she tells the Sisters. "We don't need any more rumors on this ship.""You could probably feel the sexual tension from the far side of the Earth Sphere," Carya replies smugly. "But my lips are sealed."The Sisters' eyes lock on you again. "Come on down, Dom," she tells you. "If you still want to mack on someone, there's a target rich environment over in the officer's grav block."They turn their head to address Karen again. "And if you've still got the fortitude, you can come along as well," Catrina finishes before dragging you off the bridge by your arm.Once clear of the bridge entirely, Carya speaks up again. "What exactly happened just now, Dominic?" she asks, not turning around to face you.
>>35141161"A bad laugh got a bit more out of hand than intended."
>>35141161"She started it."
>>35141161>"It was like a game of gay chicken, minus the gay, that got completely out of hand."
>>35141161"Honesty? I have no clue. That escalated pretty quickly though."
>>35141140"All I know is there's an onsen somewhere on this ship and I'm feeling randy."
>>35141161>What say/do?Well, I was already typing along these lines >>35141199 so I'm gonna give it my support.And do apologize to CC if it offended her. Hell, even if it didn't (of course she'll say that) apologies would still need to be let out anyway.
We didn't kiss her?Oh you MOTHERFUCKERS.I'm mad, I'm fucking 11/10 mad now
>>35141161Reason this is what I said but no you all said
>>35141310We're not be Elmo, but she can tickle us anytime.
>>35141161"I'm not sure. I think we were playing chicken, sort of. She made a joke, I countered, she escalated, so did I...Left us in a weird position. Neither of us were actually going to do anything, though. I'm sorry it went so far. I wouldn't do that to you or Haman or Rossweisse. I'll cut the jokes off before it gets to that level, in the future. I don't want you to ever feel like I'm taking our relationship for granted."
>>35141140This >>35141199Then this >>35141190Then for serious talk >"From what I can tell part of her is interested in some sort of romantic interaction and another part is terrified of it. Sorry that it got out of hand, I didn't really think there was more to it than busting each others chops."
>>35141140>>35141344Yeah this good.
>>35141372Thats awkward as hell.
>>35141310I personally want to keep it within the 3(4) girls we already have which I know is futile, failing that keep it Newtypes only which probably is also futile.
>>35141447I'm of the same opinion
>>35141447I still want to hit on Sayla in order to troll Char. First Haman then his own sister.
>>35141447Same here. We joke, but we can't actually solve all the problems of the world with our dick.
>>35141447A ship full is my way.
>>35141447That guy here, I wanted to keep it to only Haman and the Sisters + Karen. I like Rosse, but she's just not someone I'm interested in
>>35141556I'm big on Rosse, Haman, and the Sisters. New type love system and all. Karen is.. not important to me.
>>35141556>RosseWill I'm interested in Rosse...
>>35141593That and ALICE for me.
>>35141556Poor Karen, she's been torn on going after the D for nearly as long as we've known her. I'd honestly have rather gotten involved with her than Haman though I'm likely in the minority. Even if we don't go Karen route we should help her with whatever is bothering her. (I'd prefer to actually go Karen route than not though).
>>35141653I'm not big on the yandere AI.
>>35141593>Not into a sensual hot redhead like Karen who's got an excellent personality as well.Nigga, you gay. We each have our own taste, but I don't see how you aren't interested in that sort (not Karen per se, she's 2D after all)
>>35141593>Not interested on the Hot Redheaded Commander of our military unit.>Not wanting to know just how much "Combat Experience" she really has.> not interested in knowing how rough she likes to handle our gun.
>>35141140You shake your head as you stop, and the Sisters finally turn to face you. "Things... kind of escalated faster than either of us guessed was possible, and neither of us wanted to back down.""And you didn't kiss?" Carya asks, less angrily and more out of curiosity, it seems.You nod. "She seemed terrified, so I couldn't. And the more I stopped to think about it, the crazier it seemed. It felt wrong: like I was betraying all of your faith in me, hers included.""And so you couldn't follow through?"You shake your head quietly. "No."Carya sighs loudly, and continues to pull you along. "Honestly, we've been worried about Karen for a while. She seems like she deliberately distances herself from the rest of us.""So... you're not mad at me?"Catrina laughs loudly at you. "No, Dom. We already told you: for the most part your dick and where you put it is your own business. We were more concerned of a little something called the "Hedgehog Dilemma". You heard of it?"You shake your head."It's when two people grow closer to each other, but end up hurting one another the closer they get. We were concerned that if one of us ever started to crack through Karen's tough facade at all, it could really hurt her.""And you were worried if I lost control of the situation, I could cause some serious emotional damage?" you ask. Carya nods."Exactly. But I for one feel a little bad for not trusting you.""Just... be careful, however you decide to handle this mess," Catrina adds. "You saw more clearly than ever: Karen's tough, but she has her own vulnerabilities that most people never see BECAUSE she's so tough. They just assume she's a complete emotional rock... but nobody can be that tough.">Response?>Last update incoming
>>35141674I don't think i like you anymore.
>>35141815"We really need more men on this ship."
>>35141815"Got it">>35141860You got what you voted for
>>35141815"Thanks. Want to look at the Anihiem data with with me? 5 bucks on them selling money to at least 3 militaries."
>>35141815>"Well, I'll just see what fate has in store for us. I just hope Lil' Dom doesn't get me on a NICE BOAT"
>>35141815"I asked the old man for a secret weapon for these sorts of situations. I'll try and talk things out with her over a bottle and see how things turn out."
>>35141815"Well, she wanted to 'investigate' the onsen that's on the ship SOMEWHERE. Maybe some quality time amongst fellow crew and some of my pop's booze will loosen her up?"..."Uh, help her get the stick out of her ass?"..."I should stop talking. Hey, let's go get Karen and hit the onsen. You should grab the gin."
>>35141920As long as that's selling equipment, you have my vote.
>>35141690Karen has a man face.
>>35141815>Response?"I know. She's says a few things, sometimes, when she gets drunk enough to stop caring. She's lost a lot of people, and worries she'll lose us too. I don't know, maybe we should cut back on the risks we take a little? Maybe that will reassure her that we're not going to get ourselves killed and leave her alone again?"
>>35141983It varies, even in the series, but the unifying feature in each depiction is a strong chin.
>>35141815This>>35141957Oh God, this.Embarrassed Dom is hilarious.Let the Spaghetti Flow.
>>35141815This >>35141992 I like.Another thing we can do to assure her and open up. After this mission, we could personally check out that African theatre where Sanders was apparently shot down.I dunno if Admiral Kowen's contacts followed up on it and relayed that info to Karen back before the Stardust arc, but overseeing it personally would definitely help.
>>35141957In with this.Also I wish you would link the thread on your twitter, KoH, I barely caught the end.
>>35142115He did..King of Hearts @QMKingofHearts 7h>>35133517 …It's starting.
>>35142185So he did. Fucking hate the twitter app for android
>>35142221Really?I saw it on my android twitter ap.
>>35142221I did as well man. Phone buzzed me.
>>35142221>not using JanetterFull pleb. The Twitter app is terrible.
>>35141815"I know," you reply thoughtfully. "She talks alot when she's hammered... and we know she's lost a lot of people. So it's no wonder she'd closer herself off.""Any ideas?" Carya asks her."She was interested in 'exploring' the baths we apparently have on this ship with me, so maybe we could hang out wit her there? Hot water, good company, some of my old man's booze...""The gin?""The gin," you agree."Oh my.""Anyway, it should loosen her up a bit... I mean," you continue, having drawn a smirk from Catrina, "we might be able to get her to talk to us more openly." "I agree," Carya tells you as you step into the room labeled "baths". As soon as you step into the mists, however, you're confronted by a rather statuesque-bodied woman sitting at the edge of the water, whom you can't help but notice is missing a leg from the knee down. Droplets of water slide down her fully-exposed dark skin as she grins at you, proffering a glass of your old man's gin."Special delivery for a Mt O'Hara," Defrah announces cheerfully. "Where do you want it?"
>>35142225Mine randomly acts up, for a while it would show multiple notifications for the same tweet and wouldn't let me refresh tweets, I had to wipe the cache/data and set it back up from scratch. I think I forgot to lower the settting that tells it when to retrieve new tweets, because it shows up on my timeline, just didn't get a notification for it
>>35142221I saw it as well.>>35142257That ain't no lie. It's a fucking piece of shit.Like 49ers-Tier Shitty
>>35142257Interesting, I'll give it a looksee.
>>35142265>Defrah>amputeeDammit, now im sad.
>>35142265WHAT IN THE TWENTY FUCKING FUCK FUCKIN' HELLS DEFRAH. Don't tell me this is Katawa Gundam Quest now.
>>35142265Clearly Dad is a Saint. He sent us a beautiful woman with alcohol.... he.. is the most interesting dad in the world.
>>35142265Wow, that was good timing. >>35142301They have cybernetics in Gundam, she probably just took off her robo-leg because she didn't want to get it wet.
>>35142265>where do you want it"Are you drunk enough to lower your standards or should I come back in an hour?"
>>35142265>Thread 28 is complete>Archive is upNext time - Operation Meteor. How will the new machines fare in combat against a determined foe? Advances and sacrifices are made as humanity races towards what could be the last war. Thanks for playing!
>>35142324>cyberneticsOh yea, I forgot. Thanks anon.
>>35142301>>35142309In the battle with the Delaz Fleet, her ribs were cracked, she was badly concussed, and her leg was shattered. She may be capable of piloting again, but it would be very difficult. At this point she has other plans.>>35142324>she didn't want to get it wetPrecisely.
>>35142347>Operation MeteorAre we going full NORGpls no FULL NORG
>>35142347Thanks for running KOH! I look forward to tomorrow.
>>35142347>operation meteor>METEOROh boy here we go. Rev up those colony drops.
>>35142422words cannot describe the force of my NOPE
>>35142347>Thanks for running see you tomorrow.
>>35142347Thanks for running, Hearts. See you tomorrow. By the way, digging the next episode voice-over thing you're doing here. That's fun.
>>35142409> She has other plansBuck naked in the baths waiting for Dom with his Dad's Gin? Don't take a rocket surgeon to figure out what she's after!Oh lawdie oh lawdie...
>>35142449>>35142468To make it clear, I just finished re-watching Gundam Wing tonight. So I have the English dub narrator's voice stuck in my head a little.
Anyone have a picture of Defrah off hand? Cause right now I'm imagining her as a dark hair Viletta (Code Geass) with the personality of Excellen Browning.And that's a very fucking dangerous combo. For my dick
So have we settled on a unit designation or should we just take all of them and confuse the hell out of people?
>>35142634I don't think there are any pictures of her, actually. She comes from Gundam Evolve, which frequently refrained from showing any actual humans.
>>35142634I googled and all I could find was references to these threads, lol.
>>35142634To my knowledge, no images of Defrah Kar exist.In 'her' episode of Gundam Evolve, she never appeared outside of her suit, and you never see her face.
>>35142667I've got one I'm really pulling for personally.Anyway, it's almost 6am here, so I'm out for the night.
>>35142671>>35142680>>35142684So she's not a dark skin wrinkly old Asian lady? And it's pretty much up to the writer how she looks?So my imagination could totally be legit?I may just need to stop by Zorba's for some...accessories if this thread turns up the D to 11
>>35142740Viletta with black hair is about my mental image, actually.And with one leg, now.
>>35142712Is it Kirk Grim? Because I liked that one. Maybe use the Swedish "Kyrkogrym" to tie it into the Scandinavian mythology theme we've got going on with the Valkyrie. Or we could just piss off Wes Murphy and name ourselves El-Ahrairah Team so that he can't use that one (the joke, for those that don't know, is that almost every machine in Advance of Zeta is named after something from Watership Down. Lieutenant Murphy likes rabbits.).
>>35142773You like Karen, you like Haman AND you had the same idea?You, are my fucking nigga King.
>>35142760I'm personally calling the team Bloody Magpies in my head.We steal, capture, and gift ourselves mobile suits, technology, and Zeon women.>ablon circumcisionTHANKS CAPTCHA.