Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandMissed past threads? Catch them here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=pararescue+witchesOther Quests: http://pastebin.com/KWGJCSbTYou are Captain WILLIAM PIERCE, a combat rescue officer of the United States Air Force!When you landed at Lviv, you figured that things didn't look as bad as they seemed. Sure, the streets were practically empty save for roving police patrols due to emergency curfews, and the airport was closed to all but military and aid flights. You didn't even get a good chance look at the city. The moment you stepped off the transport, you were all immediately hustled off to a fleet of waiting chinooks, these ones bearing the emblem of the United Nations rather than the USAF.However, the the situation quickly changed as you flew further east. Below, you could see the roads choked with countless vehicles and bodies as refugees fled west to escape the nuclear holocaust. You felt helpless having to see things from above."How horrible..." Janice mutters as she looks out the small viewport. "It just never ends." Red adds in."And these are just the people fit enough to move." Tarin mutters. "It's going to be worse when we get to Poltava.">You shouldn't talk like that, Tarin.>You're most likely right.>Other
>>40311380>You're most likely right.
>>40311380>>You're most likely right.
>>40311380>>You're most likely right.I half assumed that they were suddenly going to be dragged through Frank's chase the Anya situation but I should have known better.
>>40311380>"We'll see it when we get there"
>>40311502Frank is going all Rambo on that. I'm not worried.
>>40311540Going Rambo, John Matrix and Bryan Mills at same time.Also,>>40311502I think both QM prefer to not crossing path too often.
>>40311502I wouldn't be surprised, he's the center of the SW89 verse like Kira Yamato is of the SEED verse>>40311380>>You shouldn't talk like that, Tarin.
>>40311745Of course it's the center. It has all the wedding art.
>>40311745I wouldn't say that but he has some of the more interesting parts in the SW89 universe. Or at least has a more direct hand in the Europe portion of the conflict.
>>40311745More like how Amuro Ray action on MGS formed the rest of Gundam franchise and spin-off.
>>40311380"You're most likely right, Tarin." You sigh. You've seen the aftermath of enough large scale natural disasters to know that things would only be worse. The rest of your squadron stays silent, the sound of the Chinook's twin rotors being the only sound that you hear. It's only a few hours later that you finally arrive in Poltava, and what you see is chaos.As a stark contrast to the quiet, relatively orderly cities in the west, Poltava looked like a major disaster zone, despite the fact that it was fairly far from the actual nuclear explosions. Fires and thick columns of smoke raged across the city as people rioted in the streets. The people down there could be rioting for any number of reasons, but the root of it was that everybody was scared. If their eastern neighbors had the Bomb dropped on them, what's stopping them from being next?The Chinook flies over the ailing city, and you could see people waving at you with flailing arms and makeshift flags in a vain attempt to be evacuated by air. You look at both the pilots and the air crew, and could see that they don't even react at all. No doubt they've flown this route multiple times already, and had extremely strict orders not to stop. The Chinook continues on, ignoring the chaos below and heading towards the one of the few parts of the city not overrun by riots, being guarded by what was left of Poltava's police as well as UN peacekeepers. The Chinook then touches down at a makeshift helipad, where you're quickly ushered out by more UN staff."Captain Pierce, I presume?" A UN officer dashes up to you, one hand on his bright blue beret to keep it from being blown away from the Chinook's rotor wash."That's me." You nod. "Follow me!" He waves. "My men will escort your squadron to a rest area, but I'm afraid our commander wants to speak with you first!"(cont)
>>40312269You nod as you and Janice follow the officer to a hastily set up mobile command center, where more UN officers were hastily operating a multitude of phones and radio equipment in a vain effort to coordinate relief efforts. "Captain Pierce." A large, dark skinned, extremely muscular man steps forward. "I am Colonel Utabe, in charge of the UN relief efforts here.""Colonel." You salute. "What can we do here?""Everything, honestly." Utabe sighs and visibly sags. "I would ask you to rest first, but the calls for help are too many and our manpower is too few.""Where do you need us?""Here." Utabe points to a map on the table. "Kharkiv is one of the impact sites. The majority of the civilians there have already been evacuated or killed at this point, but we're still recieving scattered reports of survivors still trapped there.""Just tell us where to go, then." You say."There are three areas that have caught our interest." Utabe circles three areas around the city. "We have reports that many of Kharkiv's city officials, as well as a number of civilians, have taken shelter in an emergency shelter underneath their city hall. They could be crucial to bringing back order to this region. To the east, there's a witch hold that belongs to the Ukranian Coven. Last we heard, there were a handful of witches and personnel there, but we've had no contact. The hold's walls should be thick enough to protect from the blast and the radiation, but we just don't know. Finally, we have scattered reports that there's a Ukrainian border patrol stranded on the Russian side of the border. They claim they're being chased by Russian forces, but we cannot verify it.">Go check out City Hall>Go check out the Witch Hold>Go check out the border>Other
>>40312287>>Go check out City HallThere's bound to be someone trying to get a sense of Order.
>>40312287>>Go check out the Witch Hold
>>40312287>Go check out the Witch Hold Evac vvips
>>40312287>>Go check out City Hall
>>40312287>>Go check out City HallAs much as i want to rescue witches hold, we must prioritize here.
>>40312287>>Go check out City HallShit it's so hard to choose but....we need stability.
>>40312287>>Go check out the borderTime to do the job no one else can do.
>>40312287>Go check out the border
>>40312287>Go check out City Hall
>>40312287>Go check out the Witch Hold
Also, Ukraine and nuclear blast?Inb4 we'll see Red busy slashing bloodsuckers while Pierce and Rex busy fending off Snorks
Can you tell me why we should visit the witch hold when we either need to save soldiers from Russians or try to restore order?
>>40312287>Go check out City Hall>>40312437>get out of here stalker.png
>>40312446They're VIPs and any heal witches they might have would be extremely useful.
>>40312446Its because they are confirmed girls anon. If they heard that the patrol was an all female squad they would be extremely conflicted.
>>40312446>because because because witches anon!
>>40312287>>Go check out the borderPissin in the wind
>>40312287>Go check out the borderThe witches and politicians can hold out for a little while, but that patrol is in immediate danger.
>>40312287>Go check out the borderIt's the most time-sensitive one. The other two we can probably afford to come back to.
>>40312287>Go check out the Witch HoldMost interesting.
Sorry, need to drive my grandmother home so posting will be delayed for a bit.
>>40312684send her our regards merc, have a save drive!
>>40312684Give her our regards Merc!
>>40312287>Go check out the borderBoth City Hall and the Witch Hold are defensive positions that can afford to hold out longer. The patrol, on the other hand, can't.
>>40312684Drive safe, Merc!
Look who has appears on my TL...
>>40312287>Check out City Hall>Then get to the Witch Hold
>>40313049>Be a stupid cunt
>>40313046Should just link the entire thing
>>40312287>Go check out the Witch HoldIf only to make >>40313064 angrier.
>>40312287Sort by most life threatening to least.1. Border patrol might be killed or captured soon.2. Witch situation is unknown, but they might be fine for now.3. The city officials are in a shelter, they'll be fine.I say go for the border. If we can fly by the witch hold on the way would be nice too.
>>40313253Pretty much this
>>40312287>>Go check out the border
Okay, finally back! Working on the next post!>>40313119Aaaaaaaaaah
>>40313119Ok, what is this from?
>>40313587Can you call the Sixth Destroyer Division sluts?
>>40312287"Sounds like the border is right up our alley." You say. "We've done our share of extractions under fire.""I'm sure you have." Utabe nods. "Be warned, you will be practically on top of ground zero there, so radiation protection is required.""I suppose you have the proper equipment?" You ask."Of course." Utabe nods. "We'll provide you with NBC suits. But be warned, being that close to the impact site, you won't be able to stay there for long. Between the radiation and the Russians, I'm surprised that patrol is still alive, honestly.""And I suppose you have transportation ready?" You ask, glancing at the assorted helicopters on the helipad."We do." Utabe nods and points over the gathered aircraft. "We made sure to bring over American-made craft, to minimize any issues. We have the standard Blackhawks and Chinooks if you want something a little larger.""What's that?" You ask, pointing a third, even larger craft that looked to be what happened if you smashed a Chinook and C-130 together."Ah, that's one of our newer vehicles, the V-22." Utabe grins. "As fast as a plane with the VTOL capability of a helicopter. A very capable craft, but it's still new so there might be a few... kinks we haven't found yet.">Blackhawk>Chinook>Osprey>Other
>>40313651>>BlackhawkChinook seems fine but sounds like a big target for now.Also V-22 at this period? Not into combat zone.
>>40313651>BlackhawkMost familiar. And I wouldn't trust the early flight Osprey.
>>40313651>OspreyI like to live dangerously.
>>40313651>ChinookIt's fast, and while it's a bigger target than a Blackhawk, we might need the extra space for the patrol since we don't know how big it is. We'll need to trust that Janice and our other witches can protect the Chinook.
>>40313651>OspreyFuck your technical issues, we have a bullseye.
>>40313651>Blackhawkbest stick with what we know, and we know the pavehawk well
>>40313651>BlackhawkThis may or may not be because I hate flying the other two in Arma
>>40313651>Osprey Time for DF-style FUN.
>>40313651>OspreyI mean, what could go wrong?
>>40313651>BlackhawkBetter safe than sorry.
>>40313651>anything but the Ospreyplease no i choose life
>>40313651>Osprey>>40313799Better dead than red.
>>40313651>BlackhawkStick with the familiar airframe
I'm just saying now, you're all pointing us right at the major problems of the Osprey, which is fucking pilot error. I'm sure we'll probably bullshit our way through it, but this is stupid.
>>40313651>OspreyWe've never had problems with experimental craft before.
>>40313651>Osprey>>40313837You're assuming I don't know that.Besides, we're not carrying any Marines. We should be fine.
>>40313883inb4 the patrol is marines
>>40313849...you have clearly never heard of the safety record of early production ospreys.
>>40313883Why do marines matter? We're going into a nuclear blast zone, we need as few new variables as possible in a dangerous environment like that.
>>40313899Ukrainian Marines? In an era where they were an SSR until a few weeks ago and the Soviets were likely to have drawn Marines from people of proven loyalty?I doubt it.
>>40313911The joke being that early production ospreys killed a *lot* of marines due to crashes.
>>40313651"If it's as fast as you say, the V-22 is right up our alley." You nod. "If we're going to have to fly all the way out to the border then speed is what we'll need.""I'll sign one out for you." Utabe nods. "Are you sure your pilot can handle it?""My pilot is one of the best. He can fly practically anything." You assure him."He's not lying." Janice adds helpfully. "Regardless, you should have him familiarize himself with the controls, at least. It will take some time for us to get it ready to fly. In the meantime, you should get some rest." Utabe says and points to a large tent structure. "That is our temporary barracks. You may rest there if you want. However, if you wish to take a look closer look at the V-22 or assist at the field hospital, I won't complain. We can use every bit of help we can get." "I'll keep that in mind, sir.">Get some rest.>Visit the field hospital.>Inspect the Osprey>Other
>>40313883The whole idea is stupid. Sure, lets take the craft we've never even heard of before, much less gotten used to in any manner, to the front lines while wearing NBC gear. It shouldn't even be an option. >>40313924Pierce isn't Young, though admittedly /tg/ is retarded enough on its own.
>>40313947>>Inspect the OspreyWelp.Better get some holy water and bless it while we can.
>>40313947Welp, we're fucked. Nice knowing you all.
>>40313947>Inspect the OspreySomething tells me we should probably have just about everyone give it a once-over
>>40313947>Inspect the OspreyYou people are going to get us killed with this machine.
>>40313947>>Inspect the Osprey
>>40313955EVERYBODY PANIC, WE JUST ROUTE LOCKED INTO A BAD END, START BLAMING EACHOTHER FOR VOTING INCORRECTLY
>>40313924>almost three years agoI was super excited when planefag actually threw us into a situation in shipsluts where this would have actually worked as a response and then we decided against it.
>>40313947>Have Bullseye learn how the Osprey flies.>Inspect the Osprey.How many guns can we tape to it?
>>40313955>It shouldn't even be an option.Merc: *Put Osprey option* Ha! I doubt even /tg/ will that stupid.~several votes later~Merc: ....oh wow.
>>40313995Not enough for it not to kill us all.
>>40313947>Have red visit the Field Hospital
>>40313947>Visit the field hospital.
>>40313988This is because /tg/ will avoid any possible option that potentially makes us look bad, as well as any options that might cost us waifus.
>>40313947>Inspect the Osprey>Paint something distinguishing us as pjs on it
>>40314026Depends on the character.
YOU UTTER DUMBFUCKS
>>40313947>Inspect the OspreyIt won't even be the osprey that kills us Something something oops my suit broke something.
>>40313947>Inspect the OspreyRed and Janice will need to conserve their magic for when we're actually out in the field.We should get all of the witches to eat some high-calorie, high-sugar foods to help them fuel their magic.
>>40314004Non-sense, If warhammer has taught me anything we must appease the machine spirits with an offering.In this case, an offering of Blood to Khorne---------------->>40314001/tg/ can get stupid at times---------------->>40314041I'm sure that the Osprey has UN colours on it. In this setting, attacking it unprovoked would be a war crime.
>>40313983Like I said, we'll probably be fine but I'm mildly ticked off at Merc for even including it. >>40314001No, it was bait and he knew it.
>>40313947>Inspect the Osprey
>>40314065Welcome to /tg/Check your logic at the door
>>40314072Well, knowing Merc at best nothing will happen until the end except Bullseye will prefer accompanying Nun than flying it again, or something broken just as we almost arrived on base and we have rough landing like before.
>>40314151Or it breaks down in the middle of the combat zone and we get a lethal dose of radiation before we are extracted.
>>40314188too obvious outcome IMO.
>>40314304Still makes for a fantastic plot twist IMO. Having to march into the city and navigate around the irradiated ruins searching for either the town hall or the witch hold. All the while avoiding bandits and surviving Russian troops.
>>40314188>bitchwhinemoan MERC IS GOING TO KILL US BECAUSE WE CHOSE SOMETHING BAD ABLOO ABLOOOOOOOWhen has he ever done this, ever?
>>40314093>attacking it unprovoked would be a war crime.Like using nukes?
>>40314371see >>40314367We don't DIE due to the radiation suits, but on the flip side we're in a situation where we have to think outside the box to survive against the environment and anything else that we encounter.------------->>40314404Yep.
>>40314371Yeah, Falynn survived no matter what stupid choice we made.
>>40314404>Like using nukes?Technically, using nukes is only a warcrime if they're used against human targets.Using atomics against natural geographic features is technically not a war crime.
>>40314437>still angry about Falynn/tg/ really is filled with the saddest of all manchildren outside of /a/
>>40314456They still hit a city:>Kharkiv is one of the impact sites
>>40314463I'm just being a dick. I didn't read VQM1 and 2 until after they were over.And I was a Karlafag. Shit sucked.
>>40314371>>40314437I don't recall if Merc ever killed off any of his quest main cast.But >>40314432seems like our worst case scenario. Imagine 'Hunted' mission but with more radiation and less AC-130.
>>40314432Ragnite Zombies all over again
>>40314463To be fair Faylnn is one of the biggest examples of how Merc rarely if not ever kills off his characters.On the otherhand, anons will go raging if he did.
>>40314503I was thinking less "Hunted with less AC-130", I was thinking "Hunted crossed with Stalker and The Metro series"
>>40314529Anons would and do go raging anyway
>>40314542Ah nuu cheeki breeki?
>>40313947You decide to go inspect the the Osprey. After all, it was a new machine. You've heard it was already being deployed limited numbers in the US armed forces right now, but the idea was for it to completely replace Chinooks and Sea Knights.There were also the troubling rumors that the craft was inherently dangerous and practically a deathtrap, but most of the stories you mainly heard through hearsay and "friend of a friend" type of stories.As you approach the alien-looking craft, you could see Bullseye already in the pilot seat, messing with the controls. "Having fun, Bullseye?" You ask."Holy shit, you have no idea." Bullseye smiles. "I always wanted to fly these things when I first heard about them!" "Despite the stories?" You raise an eyebrow."Pffffft, if we pussed out every time an experimental vehicle crashed we'd never get anywhere." Bullseye rolls his eyes. "Hell, we went out on a limb with the Ghost Hawk, right? And she's never failed us so far.""You're a brave man, Bullseye." You pat him on the shoulder. "So everything's good?""Mechanically, I don't see any faults, and we're talking about UN personnel here. You don't get into the UN by being a lazy prick." Bullseye shrugs. "But hey, if we do indeed crash hopefully we won't be alive long enough to regret it.""Aptly said, Bullseye." You sigh. "Anyways, I'll give her a test run or two before we head out. Wanna stick around for a ride along?">Sure>I'm headed over to the field hospital>I'm gonna get some rest first>Other
>>40314839>>I'm headed over to the field hospital"hopefully not for securing a bed for you".
>>40314839>I'm headed over to the field hospital
>>40314839>>I'm headed over to the field hospital
>>40314839>I'm headed over to the field hospitalDo doctor things
>>40314839>You don't get into the UN by being a lazy prickDohohohohohohohoho>SureLets keep living dangerously.
>>40314999Well, the UN is a very different beast in this 'verse than ours.
>>40314839>I'm gonna get some rest first
>>40314999The UN is responsible for interplanetary security and protecting mankind from the very real extraterrestrial threats that exist just in our solar system. It's not a paper tiger here.
>>40314839"Actually, I was going to stop by the field hospital to reserve a bed for you." You say."Haha, fuck you too, Boss." Bullseye laughs mirthfully. "We'll see who's laughing when I do a few low passes on this thing!""Moderation, Bullseye." You warn him as you exit the craft, passing by Hoskins and Nungesser. "Make sure he doesn't do anything stupid, okay?""What do you think I've been doing all these years?" Hoskins chortles. "Bullseye might not mind crashing his bird but I sure as hell do!""Oh, I'm confident in his skills." Nungesser smiles. "But if he were to get in trouble, then that would mean he'd need a rather daring rescue..."You just chuckle to yourself as Nungesser drifts off to her own little dreamland and you head over to the field hospital. Like most of the structures in the camp, it was mainly a hastily set up tent structure surrounding an actual hospital building which you were sure was already filled to capacity. You dodge lines of both injured and medical personnel streaming in and out and manage to squeeze your way inside.However, you almost wish you didn't.Inside, the tent was packed tight like sardines. Most of the patients present didn't even have their own cots or beds, and were forced to stand or lie down in the aisles as they waited for the overworked doctors and nurses to notice them. However, as you looked around, you manage to catch sight of a familiar face."Dr. Rubens?" You blink."Captain Pierce?" Rubens blinks. Her face is extremely different from how you last seen it. Instead of that cool, confident expression she always carried, Rubens' face was now fraught with exhaustion and anxiety. You had no doubt that her healing powers were in huge demand in this situation. "I guess I should have expected to see you here.""Well, what are you doing here?" You ask.(cont)
>>40315192"No time to talk. Come with me." Rubens grabs your hand and drags you deeper into the tent. "Got shipped here as soon as the bombs dropped. Been treating wounded ever since, mostly focusing on the ones with radiation poisoning.""Sounds serious." You wince."It is. Mending cuts and fusing bone back together? That shit is easy. Radiation poisoning? That's damage on a molecular level. Not so easy." Rubens sighs. "On top of that, not many healwitches have been trained to handle radiation poisoning. We've already had a few nearly drop dead from the strain of treating those types of injuries.""How are you holding up, then?" You ask worriedly. "Hanging on there." Rubens smiles weakly. "I know it's really, REALLY selfish of me to ask, but you wouldn't mind if you could lend Janice or Red to me? Every little bit helps.">You can have Janice.>You can have Red.>You can have both.>Sorry, I can't afford spare any witchpower either.>Other
>>40315217>You can have Red.
>>40315217>Sorry, I can't afford spare any witchpower either.After the mission, yes. But NOT BEFORE.
>>40315217>>Other"I'll ask them first, okay?"
>>40315217>You can have Janice.Unlikely we need a lot of air cover, Red is more useful if we need to treat wounded on the ground.Be pragmatic guys.
>>40315217>You can have Red.Janice needs all her magic available in case she's needed to fight off enemy fighters, choppers, MANPAD's, or witches.
>>40315250>Be pragmatic guys.We're also going to be going to the Russian border and doing a hot extraction. I think we will need fully rested air cover.
>>40315217>>You can have JaniceWe'll need a witch for emergencies.
>>40315249Do this before we do anything else, don't just assign someone to deal with radiation injuries, they get really bad.
>>40315217>>You can have Red.
>>40315217>Sorry, I can't afford spare any witchpower either.Not before a mission. After, maybe, but if things are really bad we may need everyone we have.
>>40315217>Sorry, I can't afford spare any witchpower either.
>>40315249This, but we need one healwitch.
>>40315217>>You can have Janice.We need red on the chopper with us for casualties. Jan flies air cover 99% of teh time anyway.
>>40315217>>Sorry, I can't afford spare any witchpower either.
>>40315217>You can have Janice.TAKE THAT GHOSTDIVA WORST WAIFU LEFT BEHIND
>>40315217>You can have Janice.
>>40315217>>Sorry, I can't afford spare any witchpower either.We're going to need everyone well rested for all of this shit.
>>40315408You mean best girl kept safe and away from radioactive hot zones and people wanting to kill her?
>>40315408But we didn't waifu Ghost. Rex did.that poor bastard
>>40315217>>You can have Janice.BUT NOT FOR LEWDS.
>>40315506a good edit of a kingdom hearts character
>>40315496Now you make me imagining Janice in STALKER suit, looking for artifact in The Zone.
>>40315534She's looking for Daughters.
Um, how do you slash out to change a vote? I thought it was a shift thing, but it doesn't work...Or my keyboard is broken again.
>>40315724Just delete your old vote and make a new one.
>>40315217"I think I can spare Janice. She'd probably do more good here." You say. "Oh, thank you!" Rubens hugs you, and then realizes what she's doing and pulls back, flustered. "O-oh, sorry about that! I'm just so tired...""Don't sweat it. I'm used to it." You chuckle. "But seriously, thank you." Rubens smiles."Least I can do." You nod and look up. "Speak of the devil...""Will, Bullseye's already done his test flight and he says he's ready to fly." Janice says as she weaves her way through the mass of patients and aid workers. "We can go at any time.""Good." You say. "Also, Janice, I think you should stay here and help Rubens treat the wounded.""Gladly!" Janice nods. "But are you sure about this? You'll be down one witch.""Well, I still have Tarin, Nungesser, Ghost, and Misono to watch my back, right?" You grin. "Don't worry, we'll be fine.""If you say so..." Janice gives you a quick kiss. "But if you don't come back unharmed, THERE WILL BE WORDS.""All right, all right!" You chuckle and give her a quick kiss of your own. "Hold down the fort while we're gone, okay?""Jesus." You see Ruben roll her eyes at your open show of affection. "Come on, Jan, we've got lots and LOTS of work to do. Grab a set of scrubs and let's go."You head back out of the hospital and to the helipad, where you see the Osprey getting ready to lift off. Bullseye and Red are giddy with excitement, while Hoskins, Rex, and Ghost look on with skepticism. Tarin of course has a neutral look about the whole affair, while Nungesser and Misono seem unsure what to think of it.(cont)
>>40315779"Holy shiiiiiiiit, this thing looks so awesome!" Red's eyes shine. "Why didn't we have something like this earlier?""Probably on the account that it's still very new." You note. "Is... is it safe?" Misono asks. An innocent thing to ask out."Safe enough for the UN." You say, unsure of what else to tell her."Y-you better not c-crash!" Ghost angrily yells at Bullseye."Hey, hey! Since when have I ever crashed a bird?" Bullseye frowns, offended. "Sir." Tarin slides up next to you. "Maybe you should put some more of us on the ground team. With our shields, we won't have to wear NBC gear and we can more around more freely.">You have a good point.>I need all my witches in the air.>Other
>>40315799>I need all my witches in the air.They lose shields, they don't have any backup
>>40315799>>I need all my witches in the air.
>>40315799>I need all my witches in the air.
>You have a good point.Seems smart, maybe Misono? Definitely not Nun, or Ghost.
>>40315799>You have a good point."It's not like the Russians have any more aircraft."
>>40315799>You have a good point.oh no, a waifu might get herself hurt from the atomz, better not accept a reasonable request to assist on the ground from one of our most lethal witches
>>40315799>>You have a good point.
>>40315799>>You have a good point.I propose our Miso Soup daughter for the away team.
>>40315877Considering that we're going to be trying to rescue a patrol that's being hunted by Russians, wouldn't having the Witches stay in the air so they can strafe approaching Russians be of more use?What could they do on the ground that they can't do from the air?
>>40315980>Cover the squad with a shield>Beat the shit out of another witch on the ground>Provide fire support in an enclosed environment.
>>40315799"I need all my witches in the air." You tell Tarin."Fair enough." She nods. "We'll start getting into our strikers, then."Captain Pierce?" You turn to see UN personnel carrying sets of MOPP suits."Aww craaaaaaap, I HATE those things!" Red groans. "Well, we're walking into a radioactive hot zone. We don't really have much of a choice." You sigh as you grab a set and prepare to put it on. "There's no getting around it.""Can't I just like, use my shields? Magic can repel radiation just fine." Red grumbles.Well, without being weighed down by MOPP gear, which, let's admit it, was a lot of extra weight and bulk, Red would have much better speed and agility. However, you were afraid of what might happen if her shield were to ever go down. Maybe it would be worth it to have some form of secondary protection.>Have Red wear MOPP gear.>Have Red go in without MOPP gear.>Other
>>40316107>Have Red wear MOPP gear.And shieldsNo chances
>>40316107>>Have Red wear MOPP gear.
>>40316107>Have Red wear MOPP gear.I think that it's likely she's going to have to use up a lot of magic for healing, and so she should try to conserve it.
>>40316107>Have Red wear MOPP gear.
>>40316107>Have Red wear MOPP gear.mopp sucks but better safe than sorry
>>40316107>>Have Red wear MOPP gear.that sheild can fail in combat
>>40316107>Have Red wear MOPP gear.Need to conserve magic for healing.
>>40316107>Have Red wear MOPP gear.Conserve magic for healing.
If something gets past the shield, it will absolutely shred a mopp suit, you all realize this correct?
>>40316211Any extra layers are good extra layers
>>40316211Yep, but this way she can keep her energy for making combat shields rather than having a constant Anti-radiation shield which would tire her out quicker.
>>40316246And remember that radiation still bleeds through shields. Remember the martian masers could cook a witch through their shields. Slowly but it worked.
>>40316282Excellent point!While a MOPP suit may not stop all the radiation, it will at least stop some of the radiation that a shield wont
>>40316107"You're going to wear one just like the rest of us peasants." You grunt as you grab a set and shove it into Red's arms. "The more protection the better.""Agh, fiiiiiiine." Red sighs. It takes a few minutes for you, Red, and the rest of the crew to get suited up. You then take a seat inside the Osprey's passenger compartment, and note how it's a bit more spacious than the interior of the Ghost Hawk. You see Bullseye look back from the cockpit."You ready, Boss?""Yeah, let's get this going." You say. "All right, lifting off!" Bullseye says in a giddy tone. "Everybody strap in!"You all quickly buckle up as the engines power up. The massive, oversized rotors on either side of the Osprey spin up and the craft slowly but surely rises into the air. "Well, so far so good." Rex grumbles."Hey, don't be like that, Rex!" Red elbows her fellow PJ. "You gotta be open minded about these things!""Easy for the girl with magical shields to say." Rex sighs. Finally, the Osprey gains enough altitude above Polotava, giving you a second look at the burning city that was slowly tearing itself apart."All right, punching it!" Bullseye cackles.The Osprey then jolts as the entire craft transitions from vertical lift to forward flight. With no side windows, you couldn't see the the wingtip rotors moving, but you could definitely hear the mechanical gears and hydraulic systems groaning as they did. (cont)
>>40316586"Don't worry, it's perfectly normal." Bullseye assures you."Hey, Tarin, everything looks from out there, right?" You ask nervously."No anomalies." Tarin reports. "See? What did I tell you?" Bullseye laughs. Now you were starting to feel the acceleration kick in. It was certainly a different sensation, traveling at such high speed. You were easily going twice as fast as any Blackhawk, which was a refreshing change of pace."So how do we handle this, Boss?" Bullseye asks. "We can fly low and fast like always to stay off the Russians' radar, but I'm thinking we should take advantage of this bird's higher max altitude to avoid the worst of the radiation.""You really think the Russians would engage us out here?""Hell if I know. But I'm pretty sure any SAM sites they were keeping around here got fried in the blast." Bullseye tries to assure you.>Go high.>Go low.>Other
>>40316601> Go high
>>40316601"Go high, Bullseye. I'd rather avoid as much radiation as possible." You say."Got it, Boss." Bullseye nods and the Osprey begins to climb higher and higher. You have to remind yourself not to panic when it climbs past what would normally be the Blackhawk's normal performance ceiling."Still doing good?" You ask."Jeez, what's with all the questions all of a sudden? You scared?" Bullseye laughs."Concerned." You clarify."Come on, was there ever a time I let you down?""Debatable." Rex grunts."Ah, don't listen to them." Red says encouragingly. "They're just being assholes.""Captain, we have contacts." Tarin warns."Where? Who?" You ask, suddenly going alert."Looks like four Flankers, just past the Russian border." Tarin continues. "They're moving for intercept, but it doesn't look like they're engaging, or at least not yet. No attempts to contact us, either.""Well, ARE broadcasting a UN IFF." Bullseye points out. "Then again, they might just be trying to lure us in.""Don't worry, Willy! I'm right behind you!" Laika says, her XF-19 trailing behind your formation. "Just give the word and we can completely smoke them!">Don't take the risk. Shoot down the Russians.>Attempt to hail them first.>Dive for the deck to evade them.>Other
>>40316834>Attempt to hail them first.>Dive for the deck to evade them.
>>40316834>>Attempt to hail them first.
>>40316834>Attempt to hail them first.
>>40316834>Attempt to hail them first"Do ya feel lucky, Reds?"
>>40316309Laika is really blood thirsty.>>40316834>Attempt to hail them first."Soviet Aircraft: you are approaching a UN Rescue Mission in a disaster area. We harbor no hostile intentions. However, we are protected by witches, and advanced fighter aircraft. If you test us, you will fail."
>>40316834>Attempt to hail them first.Hey! We're UN! Don't shoot!
>>40316834>>Attempt to hail them first.>>Dive for the deck to evade them.
Are UN troops called Peacekeepers or are they part of Earth Defense Command?
>>40316834"I suppose we can try talking to them." You remark. "Put me up on an open channel, Bullseye.""Roger that, Boss." Bullseye says as he activates the radio."Attention Russian aircraft." You announce. "We are a United Nations aud flight. Under UN Charter, of which your nation is a signatory, you are obligated to grant as freedom of movement in your country. Please respond."There is a brief, tense pause. No doubt the Russian pilots were relaying your message back to their superiors. They were never terribly imaginative."UN Flight, you are not allowed to cross into Russian airspace." The pilot squawk. "Is against regulation. Turn back or we fire!"Well, this wasn't going well.>Try to persuade them.>Engage them.>Pretend to back off.>Back off.>Other
>>40316834>Attempt to hail them first.Dont dive, that just makes us look suspicious as fuck
>>40317091>Try to persuade them.We are on a disaster relief mission. We are not turning back.
>>40317091>Try to persuade them.>Prepare for EngagementWe do not stop.
>>40317091>>Engage them.Laika, they tested us. They fail.
>>40317091>Try to persuade them.
>>40317091>>Try to persuade them.
>>40317091>Try to persuade them.> Have Laika target them with missiles
>>40317091>Try to persuade them."Russian aircraft, firing upon a legal UN authorized flight is a breach of the UN Charter. Confirm that you intend to breach UN regulations."
>>40317091>>Try to persuade them.Why must they always be like this?
>>40317091>Try to persuade them.If They refuse:>Back off.
>>40317091>>Try to persuade them.>>Prepare for Engagement"Russian Aircrafts, we come with peaceful intention; We bring no hostile nor confrontational intention. However, should we attacked, we shall retaliate, and you'll not like it"....yeah, cheesy.
>>40317091Damn, why did they always have to be like this? You sigh and shake your head. "Does that mean you intend to breach the UN Charter?" You ask grimly. Another brief pause."We are just following protocol." The pilot responds.Typical. You got the feeling the pilot had no clue what he was talking aboit and was just parroting what he was told. "Look, we're on a recue mission and we're going in whether you want us to or not. "You say grimly. "If you fire on us we WILL defend ourselves and we WILL destroy you all. Is that clear?"There's another brief period of silence. However, one of the Flankers suddenly breaks off from the rest."He's spiking us!" Bullseye warns.Well, so much for diplomacy. Look like you were going to have to make an example of him. Maybe one of the witches could do it. Or better yet, Laika was not in visual range and had stealth features. They would never see her coming. Maybe fear of the unknown would work better than fear of a witch.>Have one of your witches take him out.>Have Laika take him out.>Other
>>40317316>Have Laika take him out.
>>40317316"Sigh. Laika, would you kindly give him a lesson?"
>>40317316>>Have Laika take him out.And remind her to do it quietly. And DO NOT give the Stalinists a clue that the White Butterfly is still alive.
>>40317316>Have Laika take him out.Aim for a wing, not for the cockpit. Give the idiot a chance to eject.
>>40317316>>Have Laika take him out.
>>40317316"Laika, would you do the honors?" You sigh."Firing!" Laika proclaims loudly.And then you see the charging Flanker bank hard, no doubt detecting the missile lock. However, it was too late. You see an AMRAAM streak in from behind and slam into the Flanker as it was banking. The missile spears straight through the Flanker's belly and shatters the fuselage like glass. You then see the cockpit flash and explode as the pilot ejects, his chute successfully deploying as he falls to earth.>You should pick him up.>Leave him for his own people to pick up.>Other
>>40317478>You should pick him up.Enemy or not. With the rad levels he wont survive long enough to get picked up
>>40317478>You should pick him up.
>>40317478>You should pick him up.Rescuers gonna Rescue!
>>40317478>>You should pick him up.They have shitty superiors you can;t blame them.
>>40317478>>You should pick him up.Hey, given how we keep adopting the girls we defeat, does this mean if the pilot is young enough, we can adopt him as a son?
>>40317478>You should pick him up.Berate him for making us have to stop
>>40317478>>You should pick him up.Don't forget to duct-tape him, just in case.
>>40317478>You should pick him up.We can give him back to the Russian group chasing the Ukrainians.Until then, a sound berating.
Merc is dead?
>>40317964What time is it for merc?
ART THOU LOST, SOLDIER OF FORTUNE?
>>40317981from what I can guess, 2:11, I'm assuming.
>>40317998Knowing Merc that probably means he hasn't fallen asleep. Technical difficultys maybe?
>>40318022Probably. My Captcha briefly disappeared for a full fifteen minutes, so I couldn't post. I needed to re-open the page.
>>40317964You can't kill that which doesn't live, anon. Though he might be having technical difficulties or something, hard to tell.
>>40318065What summon that which does not live.BoobsLewdsSideties?
>>40318075A step too far.
>>40318075Funnily enough I've seen Hibiki lewds and h-stuff which is kind of surprising and at the same time it's not.
Whoops, sorry about the delay!>>40317478At first, you were tempted to just leave the pilot to his fate for causing you so much trouble. However, your inner sensibilities take over."Tarin, please go fetch him." You sigh. "Roger." Tarin says as she jets forward.Meanwhile, you see the remaining three Flankers break away and fly off, no doubt spooked by Laika's show of force. With the skies clear, nothing stops Tarin from plucking the ejected pilot out of the air and depositing him on the rear ramp. When you pull him in, you notice that he's unconscious. "He resisted." Tarin says nonchalantly.You can't help but laugh a bit as the Osprey flies ever closer to ground zero.>And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread is next week. Don't forget Ace Combat on Friday and Vertical Tanks on Saturday!
>>40318075Damn it, Mangafag. Don't make me hurt you. I like you, but I like Laika more.
>>40318092Thanks, Merc!Can we adopt the Russkie pilot?
>>40318092>"He resisted." Tarin says nonchalantly.Heh.Thanks for today boss!>>40318081Which already exist. Kinda.If you make mental note to substitute Hibiki with Laika.>>40318094Ha.Like i need to make that.
>>40318092so what do we call an adopted son?A sonderu?
>>40318092Waited an hour until 5:30 in the morning for 6 sentences.Can't help but say I'm a little disappointed any write ins?.
>>40318102I'm pretty sure something like that requires consent...
>>40318129Consent required, huh?>"He resisted." Tarin says nonchalantly.Rats. He doesn't want to be adopted.
>>40318113Unfortunately, some stuff happens. Had some tech difficulties so I had to post that last bit from my phone!
>>40318113No write ins for whiny faggots imo
>>40318162Well I guess we won't be seeing much thanks to you.
>>40318151Ah, well that makes sense. Well thanks for the thread.
>>40318170nobody forced you to stay up till 5:30 in the morning so you could whine about not getting the post you think you deserve
>>40318151Today was a rough day, I guess. But I can't complain, since you run three days a week. Thanks again, Merc. I think I speak for most of us when I say we appreciate how you always make time and effort for us.
>>40318181and nobody asked you to bitch at other anons to make yourself feel better.