Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Endless+Sky+Ace+Combat+QuestOther Quests:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Quest (Complete)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20Quest (Running)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=pararescue+witches (Running)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=magical+girl+hunter (Complete)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=gundam+build+fighters+quest (Complete)RULES AND STATS: http://pastebin.com/SeV4MmqvYou had to admit. When Ustians celebrated, they celebrated HARD. You and your flight still had some time to kill before having to report to the airport to prepare for the airshow. As a result, you were all out rather early, but even so, there were quite a number of people out at this abominable hour. Mostly people lining up for special contests and events. Pity none of the stalls were actually open yet, though.(cont)
>>36594095And of course, you were being giving an impromptu guided tour by Amy's father, Mr. Gates, himself a Belkan War veteran. Apparently, before the war, he was just a simple aircraft mechanic working at the airport. However, when Belka invaded, he immediately enlisted as a mercenary pilot while the rest of his family fled to a refugee camp. In an odd twist of fate, he ended up saving his own family, including a young Amy, when he provided air cover for a refugee convoy being pursued by Belkan units, though neither he nor Amy knew it at the time.Since then, Amy had never wanted to fly anything else but the trusty A-10.Well, you had to respect that, at least."Well, I know you girls ain't got a lot of time." Mr. Gates says "I was figuring you might want to see the main fairgrounds, where we got this real neat statue dedicated to Galm Team! Or the parade preparations? Or you could just hang around here if you'd like.">Let's go see the main fairgrounds.>Let's go see the parade.>Let's just hang around here.>We should be heading to the airport.>Other
>>36594102>>Let's go see the main fairgrounds.I bet Galm 1's face is hidden by a helmet, while Pixy's face is painted like a clown.
>>36594102>Let's go see the parade.
>>36594128Pretty sure it's just a statue of their planes.
>>36594102>>Let's go see the parade.Also thread theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGuwJPepxFc
>>36594102>Gas the claps, race war now.>Let's go see the parade
>>36594102>Let's just hang around here.If I remember right, the MC doesn't really care for this celebration.
>>36594102>>Let's go see the main fairgrounds.
>>36594102>Let's just hang around here.
Hey guys, Drawfag here. Wver since I've been hopelessly lost in an Ace Combat binge lately I've decided to want to make some emblems for AC squadrons. Here's one work in progress for myself and another buddy's little OC squadron as an example. So I'm totally down to making an emblem for our squadron, so if you guys have any ideas or if you already have an idea for an emblem for the squadron Merc, let me know and I'll draw it later.Also, does the squadron even have a name?Finally,>>36594102>Let's go see the main fairgrounds.
>>36594102>Let's go see the main fairgrounds.
>>36594102>Let's go see the main fairgrounds.The best time of the day is finally here!
>>36594259Cool, I'll shoot some suggestions later, probably when the thread is done.
>>36594102"Let's go check out the faigrounds." You say."Sure thing!" Mr. Gates nods. "This way, ladies!"Amy's portly father leads you a bit further down the street, where you're led to Directus' capital square. You immediately recognize from the documentaries the building holding the famous Freedom Bell-"WHOOOAAAAAAA!!!!!!!" You hear Lara shout and in a flash, she's gone from your side and suddenly at the foot of a massive statue. Absolutely MASSIVE.Up ahead, were two life size statues of the F-15Cs Galm Team used to fly, circling around a replica of the Freedom Bell Tower. The level of detail the artisans put into the statue was simple mind boggling. Every single dent, crease, and bolt was depicted in excruciating detail. It looked as if anybody could just hop into the cockpit of one of the planes and take off right there. Hell, you're pretty sure if they melted the statues down, they'd have enough metal to actually MAKE 2 F-15s. "Damn." You breathe. "No expense spared, huh?""It was the least we could do, considering Cipher never returned." Amy says a bit wistfully. "I mean, Ustio owes everything to him.""Awwwww, now I want one!" Lara whines."Lara, you already have your own WORKING F-15." You roll your eyes. "I mean I want a statue of myseeeeeeelf!" Lara pouts. "Well, it's simple, really. You just have to singlehandedly save an entire country from invasion!" Lilian chuckles."I MIGHT JUST GO AND DO THAT!" Lara bellows.>roll 1d10 (ID test)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36594715
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36594715
>>36594729That would be a victory.
Looks like we just missed it, whatever it is.
>>36594726>>36594729>>36594739>>36594760Are the dice mocking us?I feel like we're being mocked somehow.
>>36594786The dice gods mock us with their every move.
>>36594786This is normal. Don't mind it.
>>36594726>>36594729>>36594739>8+5+8=21>21/3=7So now it's Nurgle deciding our rolls?
Do you guys ever wonder what goes through Merc's head whenever Armchair or an Anon says "Here Comes the Snow", and rolls stupidly well?
>>36594715Off to the side, you see another person among the gathered crowd. At first you weren't going to pay much attention to him, but it just seemed to you that something in his general demeanor stood out. Unlike the other people around him, you had the impression that there was a sort of... heavy atmosphere about him? You couldn't really specify what, but he definitely wasn't in a celebratory mood like everybody else on the fairgrounds.Plus, something nagged at you, like you've seen this guy somewhere before, but you can't quite place where."Oh dear, we better get going." Lilian says as she checks her watch. "We're due to report in soon.""I still got some things to take care of at home, so I'll call a cab for you girls." Mr. Gates nods.Meanwhile, you take a glance at Lara, who's now inched even closer to the statue. You get the feeling that she might do something crazy. Or stupid. Or both.>Better go rein in Lara.>Go see who that mystery man is.>Other
>>36594859>>Better go rein in Lara.Better prevent property damage from happening.
>>36594859>Better go rein in Lara.
>>36594859>Go see who that mystery man is.This either Pixy or Gelb 2, and I am perfectly fine with both.>>36594854 Merc>Come on!<
>>36594859>>Better go rein in Lara.
>>36594859>Go see who that mystery man is.Let's check out the mystery man.
>>36594859>Go see who that mystery man is.
>>36594859>>Better go rein in Lara.Leave Pixy be.
>>36594859>Go see who that mystery man is.She'll be fiiiiiiiiiine.
>>36594859>Grab Lara then with her in tow go check out the mystery man.
>>36594883If it is Gelb, can we get an autograph? He did write books.
>>36594859>>Go see who that mystery man is.
So Bogan Thrust has cool skins
>>36594859>Go see who that mystery man is.go get his autograph then comment about a orange tigerstripe flanker
>>36594859>>Go see who that mystery man is.She'll be fine
>>36594859>>>Go see who that mystery man is.
>>36594938Can't forget number 2
If Lara can't rein herself in as an adult women who was intelligent enough to be a fighter pilot I don't know what the fuck is going on.
>>36594938>Bogan Thrust So it's got pilots wearing flannelette flight suits, blaring AC/DC from external speakers whilst doing laps of the town centre?
>>36594859>>Go see who that mystery man is.
>>36594987Is Camilla from ACI any better though? She treats it as a game.
>>36594997we only call it that now because I keep shilling it
>>36595025Her circumstances are a bit different don't you think?
>>36594859Eh, you're pretty sure Lara will be fine. Besides, Lilian and Amy could handle her. You hope. However, that mystery man has certainly gotten your attention. You begin casually making your way to him, trying not to stand out in the crowd until you're right up next to him. Now that you're closer, you could a more detailed look on his face. He had an aged look, so he no doubt had to be middle aged at least, and he had this look in his eyes. A look that you've seen in Mr. Fleisher's eyes all too much, and occasionally catch in Mr. Gates' when he thinks nobody is looking. The look of a man who's seen far too much. "Is there problem, Miss?" The man turns his eyes to you, the emptiness in them suddenly washing away to a mix of amusement and curiosity. "Are you lost? You don't look like you're from these parts.">You aren't either, are you?>You're a pilot, aren't you?>Are you a Belkan War veteran?>Other
>>36595218>You aren't either, are you?>You're a pilot, aren't you?
>>36595218>>You're a pilot, aren't you?
>>36595218>>You aren't either, are you?>>You're a pilot, aren't you?
>>36595218>>You aren't either, are you?
>>36595218>You're a pilot, aren't you?
>>36595218>You arnt either are you?>you're a pilot aren't you?
What do you guys think? Pixy, Gelb 2, or someone else?
>>36595218"You aren't either, are you?" You fire back. You weren't completely sure, but you had your suspicions this man was Belkan. His physical appearance seemed to suggest it, but his accent was what tipped you off. It was hidden very well, so well that only a native Belkan would have been able to pick it out.The man blinks in surprise, takes one more look at you, and then laughs a bit."I guess it takes a Belkan to know one." He nods. "I take it you're one of the pilots visiting here? Directus has become a mecca of sorts for fighter pilots.""That's right." You nod. "I guess it takes a pilot to know another, right?""Too true." The man grins. "Lieutenant Rainer Altman, 23rd Belkan Tactical Fighter Squadron. Well, ex-Lieutenant, actually.">Wait, you're Gelb 2?!>Karla Weiss, Artemis Security>Other
>>36595555>>Karla Weiss, Artemis Security>Nice to meet you Gelb 2
>>36595555>>Karla Weiss, Artemis Security
>>36595555>Wait, you're Gelb 2?!Altman, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!
>>36595555>>Karla Weiss, Artemis SecurityProfessional.
>>36595555>Karla Weiss, Artemis Security
>>36595569This. BELKAN STOICNESS.
>>36595555>>Wait, you're Gelb 2?!
Did we ever swallow the Red Swallow?
>>36595569Yeah, this is best.
ACI:Bombers...Playable Bombers.Also, Pic Related:How much trouble do you think a few of these can make?
>>36595555>Karla Weiss, Artemis Security>Other"Honored to meet you, sir. Your air battles were required reading back at the Academy."
>>36595631More than enough, with SFFS meta
>>36595555Poor bastard I took out on the first pass when I played AC0.
>>36595555>>Wait, you're Gelb 2?!>>Karla Weiss, Artemis Security
>>36595631Is that something the US Air Force really was planning, or it's just something the game devs made up?
>>36595869It was briefly considered as a temporary fix before a new bomber program could be started.
So what final plane Karla will use?
>>36595919I'm thinking either a High End 5th gen fighter, a real world prototype jet, or a Strangereal Prototype.
>>36595919This baby right here.I swear if one of you fagots mentions a 4.5 I'll rip your guts out.
>>365959462016, mate, he AD series has been out of the prototype phase for a while.
Thought this was a nice image that you guys might want to see.
>>36595555"Karla Weiss, Artemis Security." You say. "It's nice to meet you, Gelb 2.""Ah, I see somebody's read up on their history." Altman smiles."Well, I had to. Rot 1 is quite a stickler for details." You shrug."Ah, you know Deitrich?" Altman's expression brightens almost instantly. "How is he doing these days? I haven't been keeping up with him lately, and well, I heard he took the loss rather hard.""Oh, he's been doing fine for himself. I think he's largely gotten over it. Mostly." You grin, remembering those nostalgic school days. "But don't expect him to jump back into the cockpit anytime soon.""I can understand." Altman grins. "Even those who survive against the Demon never find themselves in the air again.""So... why Directus?" You say, looking around. "Given what I heard, this seems to be the last place you'd want to retire.""Oh, believe me, early on, the first thing I wanted to do was to get as much distance between me and this city as possible, but..." Altman turns toward the city proper, now just beginning to wake up as the streets filled for the morning rush. "I don't know. Something in me wanted to stay here. Maybe it's because of the peace. Maybe it's because so I can always be close to my flight lead."Ah, right. You remembered hearing that Altman had been rather close friends Gelb 1."Is she your wingmate?" Altman points toward the statue, and you see he's pointing at Lara, who's being dragged away by the arms by Amy and Lilian. You wonder what the heck is going on there, but Amy and Lilian seem to have it handled.>Yeah. She's kind of an idiot but her heart's in the right place.>Yeah, she's one of the best pilots I've flown with.>Nope. Don't know her at all.>Other
>>36595919Now that you think about it, do you think that our team mates will change planes or further modify them? I can see Lara possibly using a COFFIN system.
>>36596010>>Yeah. She's kind of an idiot but her heart's in the right place.
>>36596010>Yeah. She's kind of an idiot but her heart's in the right place.Tact is for those who are not Belkan.
>>36596010>Yeah. She's kind of an idiot but her heart's in the right place.
>>36596010>>Yeah. She's kind of an idiot but her heart's in the right place.Let's be honest here.
>>36596010>Yeah. She's kind of an idiot but her heart's in the right place.>Damn good pilot too.
>>36596010>Yeah, she's one of the best pilots I've flown with.
>>36596010>Yeah. She's kind of an idiot but her heart's in the right place, and she's a pretty good pilot.
>>36596010>Scream "RING THE FREEDOM BELL" right in his ear.Kidding
>>36596026Not Amy, i think. Unless there are some more advanced A-10 out there.Though i want to know her reaction to this.
>>36596010>>36596058this is good
>>36596114I'm cringing. That wouldn't be very stealthy. Too many different angles.
>>36596026If that happens, we'd probably laugh that she has to wear that flightsuit. Then we find out that there's a suit for us.
>>36596114That thing is an abomination.
>>36596205Consider my pen ready if that happen>>36596199>>36596217Yeah.
>>36596114Better !Future warthog
>>36596205>Jager walks in on Karla wearing the suit>Long awkward stare at each other>"....You look cute"
>>36596324cue blush that trigger lock-on from all censor.
>>36596324>Karla walks in on Jager wearing the suit>Long awkward stare at each other>".... You look cute"
>>36596324>A Belkan Love Story.
>>36596010"Yeah, she's kind of an idiot, but her heart's in the right place." You say bluntly.That causes Altman to start roaring with laughter, momentarily catching the attention the people around you. You get the feeling that this is the first time he's laughed like this in a long time."Well said. You're not true wingmates if you can't be blunt about each other every now and then!" He wipes a tear from his eye, and then rests a hand on your shoulder. "Keep her close, Karla, and don't ever let her out of your sight. There's no worse feeling for a fighter pilot than to lose a wingmate. I should know.""Yes sir." You nod."So, Artemis Security, eh?" Altman quickly changes the subject. "Mercenaries just like Him...""The Demon Lord?""Hah, that's what his enemies call him. Around here, people call him Cipher or Galm 1. I learned that the hard way the first few years after I moved here." Altman chuckles. "Ah, yeah, Well, anyways, we're going to part of the airshow. In fact, we've even been picked to do the reenactment flight.""Ah." Altman's expression darkens. "Pity I won't be able to see it?""You can't, or you won't?" You you ask."A little of both.">I understand.>You really should try and watch.>Other
>>36596412>>I understand.No need to force him.
>>36596412>I understand.The airshow is commemorating the death of his wingman and CO after all.
>>36596412>I understand.All this UNDERSTANDING, Newtypes all up in here
>>36596412>I understand.We aren't the most ecstatic about being in it, either.
>>36596543Not to mention we are still shook up about our squadron dying.
>>36596412>>I understand.>>Other"I understand. But if you do change your mind, keep an eye on Pixy."
>>36596585First flashback man, our first squad was shredded by SAM's, Karla was the only survivor.
>>36596412>>You really should try and watch.
>>36596585Karla was in Wardog. But was in the hospital after ejecting in a previous flight when they all "died"
>>36596412"I understand." You nod. You'd be reluctant to see a reenactment of all your wingmates and friends dying horribly in battle as well. "It's not all sunshine and rainbows for me. I have to fly as Pixy.""Ah." He nods in understanding. "Everybody has an opinion about him.""Mostly negative.""Mostly." Altman nods. "Anyways, these people will be expecting a good show. I hope you can give it to them.""Yeah." You nod.>So, what was it like flying against Cipher?>I'd better be going now.>Other
>>36596618I thought that was a scinfaxi burst missile, while we were still truly a rookie.And that's only very mild PTSD.
>>36596618It was the Scinfaxi's Burst Missile, not SAMs.
>>36596412>>OtherEver encounter an orange and black tigerstripe flanker?
>>36596572Yeah but those were Yukes
>>36596665>>I'd better be going now.>>36596585We were part of the nuggets that got massacred in AC5 by the burst missile.
>>36596665>>I'd better be going now.No more need to dwell on the past
>>36596665>>So, what was it like flying against Cipher?....and talking about Cipher and Wardong, i got this silly idea they making S.H.I.E.L.D-esque venture with mobius 1 too.
>>36596676That doesn't matter.
>>36596665>I'd better be going now.
>>36596665>So, what was it like flying against Cipher?
>>36596675Oh man, supporting this.
>>36596665>So, what was it like flying against Cipher?I want to know what it was like to face down the Demon Lord.
>>36596665>I'd better be going now.>Perhaps we can talk after the show?Maybe? If there's time to do so?
>>36596665I'll second >>36596675Maybe throw in a comment about how Cipher flew against us.
>>36596665>>I'd better be going now.
>>36596675I'd second this if we start to leave, turn back and ask this.
>>36596773>comment about how Cipher flew against us.Oh hell no.
>>36596773He didn't really. That entire part is one of the few things that bugs me about the quest.
>>36596675I've never played Ace Combat outside of AH. Was that flanker a reference to one of the console games?
>>36596695I'm more partial to the idea that Cipher is Blaze's father(Either biological or adopted,takes a demon to raise a demon) and he was the astronaut who sabotaged the Arkbird(he's got the balls, and it was said that he never fought in the air again after AWWNB.
>>36596842So was Nemo patterned after him, you think?
>>36596826Yeah, I can play off that whole encounter was some sort of symbolism or subconscious message.If we meet him a second time...then things are going to be rather interesting.
>>36596837Probably its Merc's OC.>>36596842That means Blaze must at least 5 to 10 Years old on Belkan War event. Considering we know nothing about both pilot, eh. Who know.
>>36596837>I've never played Ace Combat outside of AHThat makes me sad.No, I think that was our dad's plane. It showed up in our hallucination against the Demon Lord.
>>36596864He was designed to see whether or not a single pilot could change the course of a war, so that sounds pretty likely.
>>36596867Its not even the Cipher part, its seeing our dads fighter in a vision even though we've never seen the plane before. Like how would our brain know that?
>>36596891Wardog 1, or AC5 MC.
>>36596891Squad leader of Wardog, and player character/protagonist of Ace Combat 5.
>>36596837>I've never played Ace Combat outside of AH.No anon, you've never played Ace Combat, not at all, you've never touched any of the games.
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>>36596900Well Karla seeing Dad's plane probably was real, and when she saw it, she could've interpreted it as him trying to go after Cipher.
>>36596885Yeah. I've only played 1 or 2 of these games a long time ago. I'm just here for the air combat.
>>36596941I thought when we talked to the Uncle we said that was the first time we'd ever seen that plane. I would chalk it up to being a Halloween episode but then it became a plot point.
>>36596026Maybe when they become TRUE ACES, they can get a COFFIN system and have etched cockpit glass depicting a sleeping person.
>>36596885Wish the bastards'd port more of them to PC. I liked AH though. I don't really understand the hate for it. Although personally I think I prefered Hawx. The port for AH wasn't handled well though.God, it and VC. They should at least remove the text that tells me not to turn off the device when saving.
>>36596996Prolly when Karla still very, very young her father took her to see his plane and its planted on her subconscious. Dunno.That the best logical explanation for 'all in Karla's mind' theory.
Damn. I wanna a get this guy's contact info before we go... But we still too green i guess.Give him our contact info. It cant hurt.
>>36597034The hate on Assault Horizon is 1. Its not on Strangereal2. Stupid command action buttonWhich coupled with poor porting. Worst purchase ever.
>>36597081That killcam also irked me. It felt more like a Michael Bay movie or Call of Duty with planes than Ace Combat in some parts.
>>36597081They basically took out all the hallmark elements of Ace Combat (batshit prototypes, massive flying fortresses, tunnel runs) and made it CoD with planes. X-2/Joint Assault on the PSP was set IRL but it still had all the usual AC elements, it was a much better game.
>>36597272>tunnel runsIt kinda did have a canyon run, if I recall. Of course, it just isn't the same.
>>36596665"By the way," You suddenly get the thought, "have you come across an orange and black tigerstripe Flanker at any point?""Hmmm, that sounds like Tigris Squadron." We crossed paths with them a couple times, but mostly in training flights to flight test our Terminators.""Ever see each other in combat?""Unfortunately, no. We were deployed on different parts of the line. Last I heard they all got shot down over the Round Table." Altman shrugs. "Why do you ask?""Ah, well, my father was in that squadron." You say."Oh, I'm sorry to hear that." Altman frowns. "The war was hard on everybody involved.""Did you know anything about them?" "Sorry, only by reputation. I never actually met or interacted with them personally." Altman sighs. "But I do know another squadron they were often paired up with: Euphrates Squadron. I think a few of them are still alive. Shouldn't be too hard to track them down.""Thanks." You smile. "Anyways, I should be going. It was nice to meet you.""You too." Altman smiles. "Be safe out there."You head back to rejoin the rest of your flight, who have flagged down the taxi Mr. Gates had called."About time!" Amy frowns. "Where the heck have you been?">Eh, just looking around.>I met Gelb 2.>Other
>>36597364>Eh, just looking around.
>>36597364>Talking to Gelb 2, you?
>>36597364>>Eh, just looking around.
>>36597364>>I met Gelb 2.
>>36597364>I met Gelb 2.
>>36597364>>36597386I like this.
>>36597364>Just chatting with some old man.
>>36597364>>I met Gelb 2.And>Talking to Gelb 2, you?
>>36597364"Eh, I was just looking around." You shrug as you slide into the backseat of the taxi. "Met an interesting old man, but that's about it.""Right, right." Amy turns to the driver. "Airport, please.""No problem." The cabbie nods.Thankfully, you leave early enough to beat the morning rush hour traffic, and you manage to get to the airport in relatively short order."There you are!" Samantha tuts as you arrive. "They moved up the schedule for the airshow! Get your planes prepped and ready to fly!""What happened?" You ask."There's a possible storm rolling in, so the organizers want to get the airshow started a bit early to beat it."Of course, your flight would be one of the first up, so you'd have time prepare for the second flight. You all hurry to your individual planes. However, as you settle into the cockpit of your Falcon, you hear Lara speak to on the radio over a private channel."Hey, Valk!" Lara whispers, as if afraid somebody was listening in. "Valk!""Yes?" You sigh. "We're just going to be doing a flyby over the fairgrounds, right?" Lara asks."Yes, that's the plan." You say. It wasn't anything too complicated. "But that's boooooooooooring! Can't we do something to spice things up a bit?">...what do you have in mind.>NOPE>Other
>>36596324>>36596362>>36596369Where's the part when Jager Princess Carries her out of the cockpit?
>>36597755>>...what do you have in mind.Dare I ask?
>>36597755>>...what do you have in mind.
>>36597755> what did you have in mind?
>>36597755>...what do you have in mind.[HUE INTENSIFIES]
>>36597755>...what do you have in mind.She wants to buzz the city, like she mentioned last thread.Since I do it pretty much every time I fly that mission in AC5, I'll support it.
>>36597755>NOPEWe need as much time as we can get to be prepared for the big fight.
>>36597755>...what do you have in mind.How bad could it be????
>>36597755>>NOPEI like to keep my future pay, thank you.
>>36597755>There's a possible storm rolling inWe're going to meet Cipher again ain't we?
>>36597755>...what do you have in mind.
>>36597876Better not. That whole part was waste.
>>36597755>you settle into the cockpit of your FalconUhh, weren't we going to be in the reenactment planes, they specifically brought them in and we were going to fly a -37 IIRC, so why are we in our F-16?
>>36597894You're flying 2 flights. 1 in your planes, and the 2nd as the reenactment.
>>36597919ah right, so we're doing the check flight in our own to train for the demonstration, then getting into the others for the reenactment proper
>>36597966No.The first flight is as part of the Artemis Security fly-by that all of the merc companies take part in.The second is the re-enactment.
>>36597755>>...what do you have in mind.>>Other"Lara, you ALWAYS want to spice things up between us. oof. Sometimes its just too much. But we need to put on good show. What did you have in mind?"yes, this is a riff off of the drunken-scene, and a slight test to see if she remembers things we deleted.
>>36598147I pretend that never happened.In fact you could go from thread 6 to 8 and not miss a damn thing other than a new plane.
>>36598175Just you wait. Lara will get an unrequited-love ending bashing her drunken face against our balken-ness, and become the world's best wingwoman because she's flying for love - and an awesome spanish guitar theme song when her heart takes flight on her wings of steel.At least, that'd actually be kind of interesting.
>>36598237you just have to say that, eh?
>>36597755"NOPE." You say loudly. Somebody here had to be the voice of reason. "NOPE NOPE NOPE. That is a bad idea and you are a bad girl for even thinking about that.""Awwwwwwwww." Lara whines. "That's no fun!""You can have fun the reenactment. We're supposed to be doing simulated combat maneuvers anyways." You say."Fiiiiiiiiiiine."Seriously, you sometimes wondered just how the hell Lara managed to score the position of flight lead over someone more level headed like Lilian. Hell, Amy was a better candidate on the face of things."All right, Bravo Flight, it's go time." Samantha says over the radio. "Remember, it's just a simple flyby on an east to west approach. Stick to it.""Affirmative." You all say, though Lara is still a bit downtrodden. She'll get over it. By the time you're up in the air, you can already see the fairgrounds are absolutely PACKED. The square and the surrounding streets, and even the rooftops, are filled with people eager to see planes in the air. Well, you weren't going to disappoint them. Your radar pings as you see a number of other planes right behind your flight, no doubt the other mercenary flights invited here."My, there so many people down there..." Lilian muses."Of course! It's like this every year!" Amy says proudly."Man, just one low altitude pass..." Lara whimpers."NO." The three of you say at once.(cont)
>>36598275Being just a simple flyby, your first flight goes off without a hitch, and you all quickly land your fighters and jog over to the next set of hangars where the reenactment planes were being held. "All right, let's review." Samantha says as you all arrive. "Amy and Karla will take off first and will circle around the fairgrounds to give the crowd a good view. Two minutes later, Lara and Lilian will take off to engage. There's no set choreography for this, so just treat it as a training exercise.""With live weapons?" You point to the wing pylons of your Falcon, which clearly have a few UGMs attached."It's for authenticity." Sam shrugs. "Just, for the love of Razgriz, DO NOT take off the safeties, or we're all mincemeat. Is that clear?""Crystal." You nod."All right, Amy, Karla, you two are up!" With that, you head for Pixy's Eagle, while Amy heads for the faux Cipher Eagle. As you put on your helmet and settle into the cockpit, the very same one Pixy sat in, you were->Excited>Nervous>TOTALLY FREAKING OUT>Other
>>36598294>>Other>>DeadpanNot really excited but absolutely not nervous.
>>36598294>>ExcitedHopefully the guys who maintained it cleaned up the interior.
>>36598294>>ExcitedNot that we'd let it show
>>36598294>>Excited>>Nervous>>TOTALLY FREAKING OUT
>>36598294>OtherThinking it's just another job.
>>36598294Dude we are in Pixy's plane, let's have some emotion.>Excited
>>36598294>OtherStoic and deadpan.
>>36598418More reason to be deadpan.
>>36598294Horny and in need of self-pleasure.
>>36598294You were pretty ambivalent about it. It was just a plane, after all. Didn't really matter who used to fly it. You look over to the Eagle next to you and see Amy in her cockpit. She turns to face you as well and gives you a thumbs up to signify he was ready. You return the gesture."All right Bravo Flight, you're up." Samantha says. "Don't fuck it up.""We'll keep that in mind." You assure her.Takeoff is routine and uneventful as always. Again, you find yourself flying above the packed fairgrounds, but this time feels different. It feels like the crowd is far more energized than normal. In fact, you're not sure if that odd whining sound you're hearing is air passing over the hull of your plane, or the sound of the people below cheering. Up ahead of you, Amy in Cipher's fake Eagle shows off a bit by waggling her wings."You're enjoying this, aren't you." You say."Of course I am!" Amy giggles as she does a quick barrel roll. "It's not ever day you can play Cipher!"True enough.>roll 1d10 (ID test. You need a 6 or lower.)
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36598631
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36598631
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36598631
Rolled 20 (1d20)Here Comes The Snow!>>36598631
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36598631Rollin'.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36598631
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36598631JERN SNEEEEEEW
>>36598647We had passed our first ID in a plane... ever(?) and you had to roll that!
>>36598648Bad anon. Wrong timing.
>>36598679Thing will very lively at least.
>>36598648Can this count to negate the 10?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36598648...we roll a crit the one time we don't need it and as always, we fail another ID test...have we even passed a single ID test yet?
>>36598714The very first one I believe in the flashback. Write it off as that burst missile messing with her eyes or something.
>>36598714There might've been that one time in Estovakia... against bombers I think?
Is this canon?
>>36598631You see two pings on your radar, with the transponders showing them as Gelb 1 and 2. You frown and check your timer. Lara and Lilian were a bit early, and even odder, didn't even announcing their arrival. However, you shrug it off. Maybe they were just playing their part as the opfor.And then an alarm begins blaring. You check your instruments and see that Lara and Lilian were painting you with active radar. Planes wouldn't normally do that unless they were going for missile lock. "Valkryie, are you getting that?" Amy asks."Yeah..." You frown. "You too, Magnet?""I thought it was a malfunction at first.""Lara, Lilian." You say over the squadron channel. "I know you're the opfor, but target locking us is NOT funny.""Valk, we're not even in the air yet." Lara says.And at that moment a pit forms in your stomach when you realize something is very, VERY wrong. You hand grips your stick tighter as your thumb reflexively moves to switch off your weapon safety...>Go evasive!>Fire on the bogies!>Other
>>36598848>>Go evasive!Of course this can't be simple.
>>36598848>>Go evasive!>>Also call it in, get permission to go weapons free.
>>36598848>>Go evasive!Ah shite.
>>36598848>OtherCall it in, ask to go weapons free, and get in behind Gelb 1.Leave Amy/Cipher to shoot down Gelb 2, just like how it originally happened.
>>36598848>>Go evasive!We should try to get as far away from the fairgrounds as possible before engaging.
>>36598839This map is the actual canon.
>>36598848[X] EVADE EVADE EVADE[X] Call it in"ummm...Sam? We've got bogies here, and they're not ours. The fuck are we supposed to do 'bout them?"
>>36598848>>OtherPop Flares. This is an airshow! FLY LIKE IT.We can make a show while dancing to the tune of the radar beat, no trouble at all to prove belkans are that e-lite.Cuz i'm a piiiloot! I don't care what you think! I'm a pilot! I only care about me!I’ll put out some chaff, maybe a flare! Aw fuck it‘Cause when I get back I want to see you have to replace the whole damn buuuckkeeeet!Relevant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdSj0_Fd4ds
>>36598848"Amy, go evasive!" You bark as you pull your Eagle in a steep turn to try and get out of the two mystery Terminators' lines of fire. "R-roger"! Amy stammers as she likewise pulls a sharp turn to match your maneuver.Down below, you can swear you can hear the crowd oohing and awing at the sudden maneuvers The probably think it was all part of the show."Samantha!" You yell on the command frequency. "We've got two bogies in the air posing as the Gelbs! They're trying to target lock us! Permission to engage!?""Negative, Bravo Four." You hear Samantha's voice, equally confused and frazzled as yours. "We're trying to confirm who's up in the sky with you. Recommend you go evasive and lure them away from the city.">Roger that.>Fuck that, they're gonna splash us at this rate!>Other
>>36599081>>Roger that.Let's see what this plane can do.
>>36599081>Roger that.Stay low, weave through the buildings if necessary.We're aces, let's prove it.
>>36599081>>Fuck that, they're gonna splash us at this rate!
>>36599081>>Roger that.>>Other"will we get paid extra?"
>>36599081>>Roger that."Let's go, Buddy"
>>36599103NopeThe streets are crowded, let's keep collateral down
>>36599081>>36599114ThisMotherfucking Ustians can't secure shit properly, and now they're going to pay out the ass for our hazard pay
>>36599103Stay up high. We don't want collateral to happen
>>36599081>Other"That's going to cost you extra!"Lead them away, demand extra pay.
>>36599153We're back in business, baby!
>>36599081"Roger that." You grunt. "But we better be paid extra for this.""I'll be sure to mention that later." Samantha says. "Bravo One and Two are already switching back to their original craft. They should be up in the air in a couple more minutes, so hold out until then!""Got it. You hear that, Magnet?" You say."Y-yeah!" Amy affirms. You look behind you to see Amy's Eagle a bit shaky, and she takes a second or two to respond to your maneuvers. You then remember that she almost exclusively flies the A-10, so she wouldn't be familiar with a plane that was actually fast and maneuverable. At least to you, the Eagle was just a bigger, heavier, slightly less nimble version of the Falcon."All right Amy, let's take this out of the city.""Roger!"You consider your options. First, you could try to gain altitude. It was the simplest option, and gave you plenty of room to maneuver, but it wasn't optimal if you were going to be forced on the defensive. Farther north, you could see a bunch of mountains and canyons, which you could conceivably use as cover, though it of course would require tricky flying. However, if you remember correctly, Amy would at least be familiar with the terrain. Finally, you could see a mass of dark clouds on the horizon, no doubt that storm system Samantha had mentioned. If you go in there, well, good luck being found in THAT.>Gain altitude.>Head for the mountains.>Head for the storm system.>Other
>>36599177>>Head for the mountains.
>>36599177>>Head for the mountains.How close are we to Area B7R, incidentally?
Aren't the mountains the same ones from Mission 1: Glacial Skies? Can we say the line?
>>36599220It all started on that snowy day...
>>36599220We should be saying all the lines, when we get the option to engage these guys I think it should be "Lets take care of them..." or something. Been awhile.
>>36599177"Magnet, we're heading for the mountains. We'll try to lose them in the valleys and canyons." You say. "You know the terrain, can you take the lead?""I t-think I can-""Don't think, Magnet! Can you or can you not?" You bark."I can do it!" Amy assures you. "All right, then take the lead." You say, throttling back a bit to allow Amy to take position ahead of you. "Okay, if I remember correctly..." Amy trails off. "There!"Amy's Eagle then suddenly dives for the deck and you follow suit. You can see where Amy intends to head for; a narrow canyon mouth. Amy dips low enough to the canyon river below to actually kick up mist before disappearing into the narrow crack in the mountains. "Looks like it's starting to come down..." You mutter to nobody in particular as you put your own Eagle into a dive, following Amy's maneuver. You take on last glance behind you to see the distant shapes of the Terminators trailing behind you, apparently unwilling to follow you into such dangerous terrain.At least for now.>And unfortunately, that's all for tonight. That sudden server maintenance really threw things off, so we'll have end things here. As always, next thread is next week. Don't forget Cyberpunk Idols on Saturday and PJ Witches on Friday!
>>36599352thanks for the thread Merc
>>36599352>PJ Witches on FridayCorrection. SUNDAY
>>36599352Thanks for the run, Merc. See you next time.
>>36599352>PJ WitchesSide ties are no match for Pierce!
>>36599352Shit. Well, thanks for running.
>>36599352Seeya tomorrow, Merc.I hope P-san and the girls' flight back home was quiet considering that not only can Cole EMP the whole plane, but now she can call in lightning strikes and send it plummeting to Terra Firma.
>>36599352Thanks for running, Merc!
>>36599352Drawfag again, thanks for the run Merc. If you come up for something for the emblem, just send me a tweet!
>>36594259Currently, the squadron doesn't have an official name or identity, and is just generically designated as "Bravo Flight/Squadron". However, most Artemis pilots have individual emblems to denote their ace status.Lara's emblem is a single F-15 trailing a large red bloodstripe.Karla's emblem is a side profile of a Valkyrie, kind of like the Valkyrie Profile logo, but more flight oriented.Lilian's emblem is a single angel wing with a halo floating above it.Amy's emblem is a U-shaped magnet surrounded with lightning bolts.However, I am open to squadron name and emblem suggestions for Bravo Flight!
>>36599411Well, if I remember previous threads correctly, "Wild Card" was kinda up there as a nickname for Karla alongside "Valkyrie". So maybe we can use "Wild Card".
>>36599426Wild Card does sound nice.
>>36599426>>36599471HM, that gives me an idea...
>>36599426Our AWACS is called Joker, so it does fit themati->>36599481Welp.
>>36599471>>36599426>>36599481Maybe it can be an Ace Playing Card, but it's divided in 4 quarters. Each Quarter has each card suit so it looks like someone cut up each Ace Card in Quarters and pasted them together as a single card.
>>36599491I like that a lot.
>>36599426>>365994714 pilots, 4 suits of cards.
>>36599504Maybe with the Artemis logo in the middle.
>>36599491As The Drawfag, I can dig this! >>36599504Perhaps I can do a small hand of cards and somehow put in each of the girl's main emblems in the center of the card? Definitely a thought.If I did the back of a card it could have the Artemis Logo on it as well, what do you guys think?
>>36599499>>36599522Well there is one thing for certain, this new card suit will certainly turn heads if it's actually used in a game. Just like a Wild Card.
>>36599504I like this idea
>>36599522Please do (about the pilot's personal emblem). And if you got idea for Bravo's emblem.Got some crossover idea involving Bravo flight but that can wait later.