Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Endless+Sky+Ace+Combat+QuestOther Quests: http://pastebin.com/KWGJCSbTRULES AND STATS: http://pastebin.com/5q9fPFjzYou are KARLA WEISS, a Belkan fighter pilot looking to carve your own place in the skies!"So, as you've all probably figured by now, we've received a covert job request from the Belkan Security Ministry." Samantha coughs as you and your squadron assemble. You also see Wolf and his team present, sitting across the aisle from your group. You see Samantha's eyes dart left and right to gauge your reactions, and when she sees a lack of shock or surprise, decides to continue. "As you know, the situation in Belka has been growing increasingly unstable in light of that proposed Belka and Osea economic treaty. The conservatives and nationalists are all flooding out of the woodwork, and you can bet OB is among them.""Does this mean we'll be operating in Belkan territory?" Lilian raises her hand, concern in her voice."Not exactly." Samantha shakes her head and points to the holomap. "Belkan Security has found three large camps just outside the Belkan border, hidden in the edge of B7R."The map zooms in, show three large clusters of red dots spaced apart, placed a relative stones throw from the blue line marking the Belkan border."It's believed that these three camps are being used by OB to personnel and weapons into Belka to instigate unrest and rebellion." Sam continues. "Naturally, due to still active Belkan War peace treaty, Belka is forbidden from sending military forces outside its own borders, and asking Osea for help might escalate tensions, which is where we come in.""So this is going to be a deniable op?" Lara frowns.(cont)
>>41737771"That's right. For security reasons, that means all identifying marks and insignias will be removed from your planes for this mission." Samantha nods. "The idea is to swoop in at night, hit all three camps, and then bug out. Hopefully that will curtail whatever OB is planning in Belka.""So where do we figure in this?" Wolf speaks up, still leaning back in his seat, feet propped up on the chair in front of him. "Last I checked, our team doesn't do bombing raids.""You team will be on standby in case something happens." Samantha answers. "The Wild Cards will handle the actual attack.""What's the expected resistance?" You ask the all important question."Nothing you haven't faced before." Samantha points to the map again. "The camps here are freshly set up and only temporary, so there's only light, mobile AA protecting them. However, there's a good chance they'll have air patrols in the area, so you should keep an eye out regardless.">Sounds simple enough.>Are you sure we can't have a bit more backup?>Other
>>41737779>>Sounds simple enough.Let's hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
>>41737779>>Are you sure we can't have a bit more backup?Wooho.better being more prepared, who know what OB prepare in those bases to counter those meddling kids- i mean mercs
>>41737779>Sounds simple enough.Great, we WET WORK, INC now.>Nothing you haven't faced beforeSure Sam, sure...
>>41737779>>Sounds simple enough.
>>41737779>Sounds simple enough.
>>41737779>>Sounds simple enough.WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
>>41737779>Are you sure we can't have a bit more backup?We have to hit 3 camps that OB are using to help further their goals in their homeland. You bet your ass that OB will have all of their best protecting those camps. So we need any and all support plz.
>>41737779>Any word from the underground? IF OB is among them, there's a chance that they'll spread more of that vault tech around with what they have. No more morgans!
>>41737863well mate, seems other anons like to live dangerously.
>>41737921OB has a high Morgan drop rate though.
>>41737948but we already have legend tier Pixy Morgan! what else do we need? Morgans for the Wild Cards?
>>41737941Unless we get our Morgan up and running FOR THIS MISSION then we are fucked harder than a white girl in Detroit.
>>41737966We get Morgans for EVERYONE in our crew.
>>41737966Custom made Morgan variants!>Ground Attack Morgan>Air Superiority Morgan>Electronic Warfare Morgan
>>41737941>>41737921That's right anon, WE ARE DANGEROUS>www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f_kI5aREp8>>41737966That's a nice prospect, actually...
So on the subject of Ace Combat fanfiction, some dude on FF.Net actually managed to get published.https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6675286/3/High-Calling
>>41738028Published? As in Comiket published or Bamco published?
>>41738046The first one I think? Its actually legit apparently. I looked it up on Amazon.
>>41738021>>41738013I'd rather get a Delphinus for Lilian,a Falken for Lara, and a Night Raven for Amy.
>>41738021>Ground attack is essentially the cut ground attack version of the Falken from AC5.>Air sueriority version is essentially the standard with the top laser hard-points refitted into Y-racks for missiles in a sepecat-jaguar style.>EW version carries a HUGE EW pod on the top.This a good enough description?
>>41738071The first one is a doujin convention though. I wonder if Bamco will call him out on that.
>>41738028The bit he left up on FF.net does not exactly fill me with confidence. By which I mean that it looks like a Dale Brown book, only shittier.
>>41738111>>41738021>Ground attack variant replaces the TLS with a huge ass cannon/railgun.>Air superiority has laser turrets EVERYWHERE
>>41737966>implying we're willing to go through that hellish grind again
>>41738145Well success isn't always dependant on quality. These days it's closer to the opposite.
>>41738155>Air superiority variant is Cipher riding on Pixy's shouldersftfy
>>41738202that less "air superiority" than "superweapon"
>>41738202Making airplane noises?
>>41738202>Cipher riding on Pixy's shoulders>Cipher's Eagle combining with Pixy's Morgan>GATTAI>One superplane mecha made from 2 planesBelkan Space Magic pls.
>>41738254Galm Sentai Jetman!I can get behind this.www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjzsA3WkbTo
>>41738231Pixy makes airplane noises, Cipher makes gun/missile noises.
>>41738266If that is what Cipher and Pixy do then I'd love to see what the Razgriz team do.It would be a human totem pole.
>>41738327to this >>41738322
>>41738327Pyramid formation. Chopper and Nagase hold up Blaze.
>>41737779"Sounds simple enough." You grumble. "Just swoop in blow shit up like usual.""That's pretty much it." Samantha nods. "Ideally, we want you returning to base as normal, but if things go south, you are authorized to fly into Belkan airspace if you have to. You'll be given IFF and authorization codes to make sure the Belkan SDAF won't shoot you down on sight, but this is a last resort measure. The entire point of this op is to ensure that nobody knows about Belka's involvement in this, after all.""Got it." You nod. "And what about Amy?""Last I heard from the doctors, Amy is pretty much fit for duty, but they want to keep her under watch for a little while longer. Honestly, it's your call if you want to bring her or not." Samantha shrugs. "Her Warthog is still pretty much trashed, and considering all the work Smokey's bogged down with right now, it's not going to be repaired any time soon, so it's her Super Hornet from here on out.""Hell yeah, it'll be great to have Amy flying with us again!" Lara grins. "Bet she's trying to not to claw her eyes out from the boredom!""Still, I'm not quite sure if she's ready or not..." Lilian says worriedly.>Let Amy come.>Keep Amy back for now.>Other
>>41737817>OB: And I've would've gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling mercs and their stupid pig>Sam: Hey! Gullinbursti's a boar, not a pig!
>>41738409>>Let Amy come.
>>41738409>Keep Amy back for now.>Next time Amy, when we go out, she goes out sortie with hoggie.
>>41738389>ChopperDon't remind me.>>41738409>Keep Amy back for now.We don't want to end up like the razgriz team.
>>41738409>>OtherLet see her first then decide.
>>41738409>Let Amy come.
>>41738409>>41738475 has itI swear I'm only one story post late so it still counts 'causeLive from /tg/, it's FRIDAY NIGHTThis week in ACI, NTDM is on but hold the phone 'cause HOLY SHIT THE AREA 88 COLLAB IS BACK
>>41738409>OtherLet me see Amy if she's up for this.
>>41738475>>41738409>OtherYeah, may as well check in with her and see what she wants. I'm sure she'll want to go, though.As a side note, am I the only one who thinks we'll end up doing some sort of speech to the Belkan community over this stuff since we're a respected Belkan merc whose father was a respected Belkan pilot?
>>41738409>Keep Amy on ed- oh wait not that, gotcha*ahem*>Let Amy come
>>41738560but the thing is that Karla's dead was supposedly KIA by official records. The Weiss family will need one hell of an explanation to explain why he's back from the dead.
>>41738560>I'm sure she'll want to go, though.Well, we know from last threads she seems okay, but lets poke her a bit first and see if she really fit to go.Also talking about Papa Weiss, what happened with the rest of his squadron? If some of them survived and also laying low, maybe we can get them to help us.
>>41738597I imagine that "guarding a secret nuke from terrorists" is a pretty damn good reason.
>>41738409>OtherHave Amy stand by, but not come in unless necessary. No sense jeopardizing her recovery if we don't have to.
We should take the bones of the next ace we knock down, grind them up, and wear them on the next flight.
>>41738409"I suppose we can let her come along if she wants." You say. "We should at least make sure she really wants to come.""Oh, she definitely will be." Lara chuckles. "Probably." You admit. "Anyways, this is going to be a night op, so you've got plenty of time to prepare until it's time to go." Samantha says. "Just be sure to report back here by sunset.""Sure thing." You nod, wondering what to do in the meantime.>Go check on Amy.>Go check on the Butterflies>Go check on Shiba.>Other
>>41738671>>Go check on Shiba.
>>41738671>Go check on Amy.
>>41738671>>Go check on Shiba.How much is being spent to get him out of there?
>>41738671>Go check on Shiba.
>>41738409>Keep Amy back for now.>>41738459>Gee, Amy, what are we gonna tonight?>Same thing we do every night hoggie, BLOW SHIT UP>... that's actually pretty cute Amy>ohguhikeptheradioonagghghghgh
>>41738671>Go check on Amy.Just to be safe.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>417386711.Go check on Amy.2.Go check on Shiba.well lets god dice decide.
>>41738671>>Go check on Shiba.>>otherGo dress up lilian first before we go.
>>41738671>Go check on Shiba.Time to be a matchmaker!>Dat picSo Gallinbursti is now Canon, merc?
>>41738671>Go check on Shiba.Time to play matchmaker and watch the local romcom unfold
>>41738763>So Gallinbursti is now Canon, merc?if it isn't, its the greatest disappointment after GATE anime version of Italica.
>>41738749So Amy's cosplaying as Little Red Riding Hood while holding the Big Good Wolf.I can dig it.
>>41738782Hey, I think it was decent at the very least.Also, the two SDF dudes copying the HELMETS WITH BALLS scene was so bad it's funny.
>>41738671>OtherHave Lara challenge Wolf to a date.
>>41738826My mistake is i have high expectation for it, and already watched Jigabachi and Tachikoma chase scene few days prior. It feels rather bland for me.
>>41738882And goddamnit. Now i hope we can find some kind of adorable wasp-AI drone on one of those vault.Belkan magic.
>>41738882Well, I'll just wait for the hot springs scene now. You have to agree though, Pinache (The white rose) is hotter in the anime, and Bozes does look like an ojou now.
>>41738966>Pinache (The white rose) is hotter in the animei can't decide, both are great IMO.
>>41738671You decide now would be a good time to check in on Shiba. After all, he had been wasting away in a prison cell ever since you had shot him down in the defense of the Gyges airship. So far, Samantha hasn't figured out what to do with him yet, and it wasn't like she had the time to do so, anyways. Lilian also seemed to be reluctant to actually visit him.Maybe it was for the best.>Go see Shiba alone.>Bring Lilian with you.>Other
>>41739048>>Bring Lilian with you.
>>41739048>Go see Shiba alone.
>>41739048>Go see Shiba alone.And of course nobody realizes that since the A88 collab is rerunning right now, we have a shot at going full Shiba ourselves
>>41739048>>Bring Lilian with you.>>Otherdress lilian up
>>41739048>Bring Lilian with you.
>>41739048>Go see Shiba alone.>Do you truly love my wingmate?>Do you solemnly swear to protect her wings, to be her afterburners, to engage all her enemies with you sidewinders?>>41739003Pic related. It's indeed hard to decide.
>>41739095Nah White Rose is hotter. Blond is meh, but considering the designs of the other characters. She's one of the better ones I agree.
>>41739095>Shiba:"...I see i must quickly get Lilian out from here, least she start talking like you. It creeps me, you know."
>>41739130I blame dat hair. It's so perfect on Pinache. She'd make the girls fall for her, I reckon.
>>41739182That kind of talk would put Shiba on the business end of the Knight's QAAMs, man.
>>41739048>Bring Lilian with you.Heh.>>41738763Dunno, but obviously not bringing it on today's mission.>>41738782Yeah. If it wasn't for the excessive nationalism wanking it would have been at least readable.
>>41739048"Hey, Lilian, I was thinking of paying Shiba a visit. God knows he probably needs a visitor by now." You say. "Wanna tag along?""Ah, well, I'm not sure if I should..." Lilian frowns."NONSENSE!" You laugh as you wrap an arm around her and start dragging her along. "You really should be keeping up with old acquaintances!""B-but-" Lilian stammers."Ha! Looks like Karla's got her mind set, Lilian!" Lara laughs. "Might as well go along with it!""I suppose..." Lilian sighs in defeat."Anyways, I'll go give Amy the good news! Lara chortles and waves. "You two have fun!" Lara then splits off from your small group and she dashes off for the hospital. Meanwhile, you lead Lilian away towards the base's detention center, where Shiba and a few captured OB and Dahl pilots were being held. "I'm not sure if I can do this..." Lilian mumbles with uncertainty. "It's been, well, years since I've seen him face to face...""So it's the perfect opportunity!" You grin.You enter the detention center, passing by rows of cells where you see a number of glum looking prisoners sitting in their makeshift cells, under the watchful glare of Atlas guards. You make your way down the halls until you reach the room set aside for meeting with prisoners. On the other side of the door, you could see Shiba sitting at a table, his hands clearly handcuffed and chained to the top so they were were clearly visible. His legs were similarly cuffed and chained to the floor to prevent escape. You also noticed that he was pretty damn handsome, too. He had dirty orange/blond hair that was pretty unkempt, but the hardness in his eyes suggested that his will wasn't broken at all by his confinement.>Push Lilian in and let nature sort itself out.>Go in first and clear a path for Lilian.>Go in together with Lilian.>Other
>>41739542>>Push Lilian in and let nature sort itself out.
>>41739542>Go in together with Lilian.The least we can do right now is back her up.
>>41739542>Go in first and clear a path for Lilian.
>>41739542>Go in first and clear a path for Lilian.>Do you truly love my wingmate?>Do you solemnly swear to protect her wings, to be her afterburners, to engage all her enemies with you sidewinders?>Do you swear by the Kazama name to be Lilian's shield, to protect her sensitive equipment, and to be her survival gear if she ever gets shot down?
>>41739542>>Go in first and clear a path for Lilian.>>41739511>Yeah. If it wasn't for the excessive nationalism wanking it would have been at least readable.Well, Manga version, for me, is not much different from anything comes from another side of pacific, unless you started to dig deeper on Japan's past.As-is, its nothing worse.
>>41739542>Push Lilian in and let nature sort itself out.>Make sure they have condoms so nature doesn't take things too far.
>>41739649>One in a Million chance>Still got pregnantRULES OF NATUREEEE
>>41739542>>Go in first and clear a path for Lilian.
>>41739598>until by the hands of Lord Razgriz do you part?
>>41739542"How about you stay in here and I break the ice for you?" You ask your wingmate."Ah, well..." Lilian frowns. "Too late!" You say as you open the door, but you give her a warning glare. "You better not run off or I WILL FIND YOU.""I understand." Lilian squeaks.You then enter the "vistor's room" (really just an interrogation room) and take a seat opposite from Shiba, giving him a hard, criticizing glare. Shiba likewise glares back at you, with the iron determination of an ace."So you're the Valkyrie, I presume." Shiba says calmly."You could tell?" You raise an eyebrow."Just a guess." The captured pilot replies simply. "So what brings you down here?">Get straight to the point about Lilian.>Ask him why he ran off.>Ask him why he signed up with Dahl.>Other
>>41739891>Get straight to the point about Lilian.My suggestion in >>41739598 still stands.
>>41739891>Ask him why he ran off.
>>41739891>>Ask him why he ran off.then>>"Are you serious with Lilian?"
>>41739891>>Get straight to the point about Lilian.
>>41739891>Get straight to the point about Lilian.Supporting >>41739598 write in
I hope it ends up that Lilly and Shiba reconcile in the end and fly together on the same squad and become Artemis version of Espada Squadron without the tearjerking ending.
>>41739891>Get straight to the point about Lilian.
>>41739619I'nm normally fine with whatever the fuck they do, but if they kindly removed all these 'oh we are pacifistic good guys and all other nations around us are dumb and incompitent and unfair' then I'm good.Get their /pol/ tier shit out of my /co/ and then I'll look when they finally get a realistic interaction between countries, stuff like that ruins it for me.
>>41739891>Ask him why he signed up with Dahl.He must fly side by side with her, not against her.
>>41739891"So, I'm just going to go straight to the point." You say, leaning forward on the table. "Lilian.""What about her?" Shiba frowns, caught off guard."You are aware that she's flying for Artemis, and by extension, Atlas, right?" You narrow your eyes."Yes I am." Shiba nods."And if I remember correctly, she mentioned that you became a merc in the first place because you wanted to impress her or some shit.""It's a bit more complicated than that..." Shiba tries to assure you."Uh huh." You say, clearly not convinced. "So how about this. You knock this shit off. Quit Dahl and tell Lilian how deeply in love with her you are.""W-what?" Shiba recoils."You heard me." You grunt. "Look, I know why you ran off to join Dahl, and really, I honestly don't care. But like hell if I'm going to see one of you shot down, god forbid by each other, so I'm going to head that particular ending off at the pass." Suddenly, you hear a knocking on the door behind you. You take a quick glance behind you and see Samantha on the other side, motioning for you to come out.Hm. Might be time to let Lillian in, anyways.>Better see what Samantha wants.>Stay in here for just a bit longer to hammer the point home.>Other
>>41740506>>Stay in here for just a bit longer to hammer the point home.
>>41740506>>Better see what Samantha wants."Go get her champ."
>>41740506>>Better see what Samantha wants.
>>41740506>Let Lillian in and let them talk.>Better see Samantha.
>>41740506>Better see what Samantha wants.
>>41740506>Stay in here for just a bit longer to hammer the point home.>Let Lilian in and let them talk.>See SamanthaNo Ace does things half-baked!
>>41740506>Stay in here for just a bit longer to hammer the point home.
>>41740506>Better see what Samantha wants.YOU GET HER OR I GET YOU. YOUR CHOICE, PILOT.
>>41740506"All right, I'm gonna step out for a bit and let Lilian take over." You announce to your prisoner. "Things better be squared away when I get back! Got it?""I can't guarantee anything." Shiba grumbles.You just point two fingers at your eyes and back to him in the "I'm watching you!" gesture before exiting the room."All right, I softened him up a bit for you." You inform Lilian as you step out and start to push her in through the door. "Now finish him off!""H-how?!" Lilian stammers."I dunno. Get him to propose to you or I guess you can just do it right there in the room. It's soundproofed, after all!" "B-but there's cameras!" "All the better! We'll have video proof!" You laugh as you push her in.Lilian can only manage a distressed whimper before you slam the door shut behind her."Do I even want to know?" Samantha frowns."Personal squadron business." You shrug. "So what's up?""Well, I was about to send these transfer orders in but I guess now that you're here we can talk about it." Samantha shows you the folder she's holding."Extradition to Osea..." You mumble as you read the file. "What's this about?"(cont)
>>41740906"Well, as you may know, Shiba here is the son of the current owner of Yamato Airlines." Samantha points out. "Practically one of the largest airlines in the world, and they're offering a VERY large reward for his safe return.""You're just going to trade him away for money?" You raise an eyebrow."Well, we ARE a business, and we're just carrying out our civic duty in returning a runaway boy to his worried family." Samantha shrugs. "And this is coming straight from the top. The only other alternative I have is trading him back to Dahl for captured Atlas or Artemis personnel.""You know that if we give him back to Dahl, they're just going to put him back into the air, right?" You narrow your eyes."Well, that's not Management's problem, unfortunately." Samantha sighs. "Honestly, sending him back to his family is the best call here.""He can't fly for us?" You ask."That's a very, VERY touchy situation." Samantha frowns. "Despite our differences, PMCs like us have an unspoken agreement not to poach personnel, especially captured ones. If we try to turn him, that could expose Artemis to a lot of heat...">Let's send him back to his family.>Let's trade him back to Dahl.>Let's have him fly for us.>What if he were to "escape"?>Other
>>41740923>Let's send him back to his family.
>>41740923>>Let's have him fly for us.
>>41740923>Depending on how Lilian handles it, he could decide to stay as her bedwarmer
>>41740923>>Let's send him back to his family.It'd be safe and wouldn't create a shitstorm.
>>41740923>>Let's send him back to his family....well, we can tell him while we technically can't poach him right now, he will always be welcomed if he come to us if home become a bit boring again.
>>41740923>Let's send him back to his family.Wives count as family, right?
>>41740923>Let's send him back to his family.Go home and be a family man.
>>41740923>Ask him what he wants.In the words of the venerable General: "OUR BUSINESS IS FREEDOM". So who are we to deny him the freedom to choose his fate?
>>41740923>Let's trade him back to Dahl.Honestly, we should be looking out for our fellow Artemis employees who are Dahl prisoners right now.
>>41741039actually...I like this idea.
>>41741039I can back this.
>>41740923All right, there seems to be a write in that's gained some traction, so let's have one more vote!>Send Shiba back to his family.>Ask him what he wants.>Other
>>41741204>>Ask him what he wants.
>>41741204>Ask him what he wants.
>>41741204>Ask him what he wants.In the words of Brave-heart: FREEEEEDOOOOM
>>41741204>>Ask him what he wants.Maybe we still need to hand him over to his family, but if he managed to slip away again, we can help him.
>>41741204Well, there was only one way to settle this. You swiftly spin around, open the door, and step back into the room. You seem to be interrupting something as Lilian's and Shiba's hands are clasped together, as both best can manage through his cuffs. Both of their faces immediately go red as they quickly let go of each other. Normally, you'd poke fun at them over it, but there were more pressing matters to worry about."Shiba, it looks like you're in a bit of a bind." You grunt."What kind of bind?" Shiba asks curiously."Well, it looks like our company is either going to send you back to your parents, or back to Dahl." You point a thumb to Samantha."Oh yeah, make ME the villain here." Samantha rolls her eyes."OR, you can opt to fly with us, or quietly 'escape' from your cell." You say. "It's your life on the line, so we're leaving the choice up to you."Shiba looks at you, then Lilian, and then to Samantha. You can see him running the scenarios his head as he tries to determine the correct course of action. "I'll go back to my parents." Shiba declares."Really?" Lilian clasps Shiba's hands in hers agian. "If you go back, you'll probably never fly in a fighter again.""Well, I figured that it was the best course of action." Shiba sighs. "This way, I won't be forced to fly against you, and while the chance to fly side by side is tempting, I'll be a target for Dahl, which will put you in danger, too. Besides, I suppose I'm overdue for a visit home, anyways.">You made the right call.>Are you sure about this?>Other
>>41741487>>You made the right call.We have to be supportive of his decision.
>>41741487>>You made the right call.
>>41741487>Are you sure about this?It's a big decision, after all.And I'm concerned for the Artemis and Atlas prisoners that Dahl is keeping.
>>41741487>Other>"D'awww.....how sweet. You really do love her!"
>>41741487>Are you sure about this?Inb4 dad approves>"Shiba, it looks like you're in a bit of a bind." You grunt.>"What kind of bind?" Shiba asks curiously.I C WUT U DID THAR MERC
>>41741487>>OtherThats a shame. But well, you have point there.Remember to send Lilian some mail!
>>41741487>You made the right call.
>>41741487>You made the right call.Yay, now Lilian has a boyfriend. That just leaves Amy and Lara.PLACE YOUR BETS FOLKS!
>>41741578Next day we found Woolf in infirmary because hip dislocation, and Lara play innocent.
>>41741487>You made the right call.Scratch that statememt anout him flying with us, hee needs to be SAFE. For lilian!>>41741544?>>41741598So wolf attempts to seduce lara and gets his hips broken for the trouble?
>>41741669You know. BIND, as in BOUND WITH HANDCUFFSYes I know it was a terrible attempt at a joke
Karla? What are you doing? Why are you drinking at this hour?Karla?.....How many bottles have you.................Oh dear.
>>41740923>Other"You know He's engaged, or likely to be if he doesn't get himself killed, to one of our own pilots?The rulebook is kind of thrown out at that point"
>>41741702Chibs, you did it again!
>>41741702Wasted, nothing.Karla should have gone with BUFFMEUP first.Also this is pretty funny
>>41741669....sure, lets play it like that.>>41741702"Hey Sam, i recall we stocked five kegs of beer yesterday, how come all of them empty now?"
>>41741487"I think you made the right call." You nod approvingly.Lilian sighs, convinced by your approval. "If that's what you think is right." She says."All right, I'll make the arrangements, then." Samantha nods. "If you two have anything to say, you'd better say it now."You follow Samantha out of the room, where she quietly closes the door and faces you. "Well, looks like that little problem solved itself." Samantha sighs. "Shiba goes home, the company gets a nice cash injection, Lilian doesn't have to shoot her own fiance down, everybody wins!""You know, I never asked, but how much is the reward for finding Shiba?" You ask, putting your hands on your hips."Twenty million." Samantha says matter of factly.You heart freezes for a moment."Ah, wondering if you get a cut, eh?" Samantha grins slyly. "Well, don't worry. Your squadron will get a finder's fee for shooting him down in the first place. Your share will be wired once the transfer is complete.""Um, thanks?" "Anyways, I gotta go file this paperwork and get in contact with the proper authorities." Samantha glances at her watch. "You gonna stay here? If not I can drop you off anywhere you want."You take a quick peek through the window, and see Lilian and Shiba getting all lovey dovey again.>I think I'll stay here for a bit longer.>I want to see Amy.>I want to see Wolf>I want to see the Butterflies>Other
>>41741764>>I want to see Amy.
>>41741764>OtherJust open the door and pass lilian a set of condoms.
>>41741764>>41741785Yes. SO much this.
>>41741764>I want to see Amy.THAT HOGGIE AIN'T GONNA MESS ITSELF UP>>41741785Like it helped Pierce.
>>41741785>>41741794Never hurts to be prepared.....Where was Karla keeping them?
>>41741764>I want to see the Butterflies
>>41741764>>I want to see Amy.but not before>>41741785
>>41741810Wallet. It's where I'd keep them.
>>41741764"Samantha, that's a hell of a lot of money.Would you see what you can do about negotiating some store credit with smokey? My weapons are in sore need of an update, and even at a cut, there's no way i'm needing a fraction of all that money.Just... dump half in a retirement account, and dig into your wholesale vendor catalogues for me, would you?Shit, i wouldn't be surprised if Yamato Airlines has some stuff in a private warehouse I oculd just USE.">trade a chunk of raw cash for a extra-cool quest plot toys.
>>41741810Jacket pocket, Or did you not notice Mama Weiss sneaking those our suitcase before the end of the family reunion? Did you forget what she said before we left?
>>41741702Sam: "She's sleeping so peacefully, you'd hardly thing that this is the great Valkyrie."Jaeger: "So what do you think she is dreaming about?"Lara: "I bet she's thinking about jets."Lillian: "Or her family."Amy: "Or whatever Belkans dream about.">MEANWHILE IN KARLA'S DRUNK BRAIN.*Insert lewds here*
>>41741839Oh yeah, that happened. Well, I hope Karla kept a few for herself.
>>41741868Dude mama weiss probably put a couple hundred in our luggage, we've got plenty
>>41741764>>41741785"I'm not using them in this god forsaken place, you'll put it to good use."
>>41741901Yet anon, we're not using them Yet.But goddamn it after we get back from this mission we are taking Jager to our room and locking our squadmates out.
>>41741785Maybe throw a cloth over the security camera while you're at it.
>>41741888>>41741868Considering how hard Mama Weiss exhausted Papa Weiss within 1 night and /tg/'s preference of immediately go for the dickings at the first sight of a waifu/husbando, I'm betting Mama Weiss's voracious appetite was passed onto Karla. Mama definitely has a good reason to pack that many.
>>41741923True, but Lilain needs them more then Karla now. >>41741925Sssh, It will make a good commemoration video.
>>41741923That's if we even get back.We should have gotten some extra support.
>>41741951or a scandalous sex tape.
>>41741951>True, but Lilain needs them more then Karla now.its not like they'll use 40 or so, just giving them a couple will mean we still have plenty
>>41741951So, how long until everyone in the unit has blackmail material on each other?Only Lara is clean.
>>41741764>I want to see Amy.>Other>Just open the door and pass lilian a set of condoms.
>>41741984We definitely need to find some dirt on that girl.wait a minute...Wolf.Lara is tsundere for Wolf.Perfect.
>>41741984For now/ >>41741983It's always the polite and quiet ones though like Karla used to be. >>41741963or a educational video for Karla and maybe Amy on the dos and don't
>>41742012Explain your plan...
>>41742035pull the strings, have them get private time, after getting evidence of their pairing, confront Lara about her feelings for wolf. Lara won't admit it to everyone but we will know she secretly likes Wolf.
>>41741764"Just drop me off at the hospital. I want to pay a visit to Amy, anyways." You say."Sure thing." Samantha nods. "Just follow me and-""Wait, just a second!" You say, reaching into your pocket and pulling out a few packet of condoms."Why the hell are you carrying those around?!" Samantha asks, bewildered."Hello, PILOT?" You roll your eyes as if it were the most obvious thing in the world. "Never hurts to be prepared, you know?""I suppose..." Samantha frowns, blushing slightly.You then crack the door open and toss the packets in, scattering them all over the table."Just in case!" You cackle. "KARLA, YOU-!"You never hear what Lilian says, as you slam the door shut and sprint out of the building, Samantha trailing behind you with an exasperated look on her face."Why am I not surprised at this?!" She groans."Just get in and drive!" You say, jumping into Samantha's parked jeep.Samantha drives you over to the base hospital and drops you off."Don't start shit, okay?" She sighs. "You still got a mission tonight, so be careful!""Right, right." You nod as you wave to her and enter the hospital. You make your way to Amy's room, where you find her just getting dressed in her regular flightsuit."Hey! Just in time!" Lara smiles. "Looks like Amy's ready for action!""I can see." You grin. "Nice to have you back, Amy.""Feels good to be back!" Amy nods. "All the cuts have closed up and my chest doesn't ache anymore! Can't wait to get back in the Hog!""Um, about that...." You frown. "The Hog is still out of commission...""Actually!" Lara butts in. "Smokey says he might be able to do a rush job on the Hog, but he'd have to put off work on the Morgan to do it!""Oh no, you don't have to do anything like that!" Amy gasps. "I mean, I still got the Super Hornet, after all!">Get the Hog fixed.>Let Amy fly the Super Hornet.>Other
>>41741823>Inb4 Yamato builds Prototype version of Space Battleship Yamato for Artemis to play with.
>>41742087>>Let Amy fly the Super Hornet.
>>41742087>Let Amy fly the Super Hornet.
>>41742087>>Let Amy fly the Super Hornet.If you have to rush something, then you shouldn't do it.
>>41742087>>Get the Hog fixed.
>>41742087>Let Amy fly the Super Hornet.This is why we made you buy a second plane Amy
>>41742087>Get the Hog fixed.But our Buddy owes us a drink after the mission.
>>41742087>Let Amy fly the Super Hornet.TIME FOR FEELTHY ACTION... Wait.
>>41742087>Let Amy fly the Super Hornet>"Never hurts to be prepared, you know?"Except having to replace them once the expeation date for them hits.I imagine Karla spent a small fortune on replacing unused condoms or god forbid carrying old ones.
>>41742087>Let Amy fly the Super Hornet.A rush job is no job at all.Besides, the Super Hornet has the SLAM-ER and is better in a dog-fight than an A-10.
>>41742196Carla has only been carrying a pack with her.Then her mother gave her a suitcase full of the damn things.
>>41742196Nah, Ma sends us new ones every month I bet
>>41742224Still replacing them is a hassle though considering her fighter pilot, PTSD after the war, and her busy job as a commericial pilot she had a time to use that pack.
>>41742234I doubt that well at least after she met Jaeger but before didn't seem that way since she was using it on the neighbor.Also when will Karla see the video tape has recorded in the cell.
>>41742234Oh my. The Belkan mail service will have lots of fun and massive headaches when they do mail inspection of Mama Weiss's sent mail>Employee: What the...?>Manager: Why are you standing there gawking? Sort that mail!>Employee: Have you ever heard of someone sending this many condoms for their daughter?>Manager: What? *moves to inspect*>Manager:....>Employee:.....
>>41742276If that's what happens at mail inspection. I'd hate to see her bank records.
>>41742276Like something i'd read on Not Always Right....
>>41742308>inb4 Mama weiss is actually a Mama-san>mfw
>>41742087"Yeah, that's kinda why we pestered her into buying that Super Hornet in the first place." You grin. "As long as she keep up and not get shot down again.""That was a total fluke." Amy says defensively."Sure, sure." You nod. "And Lara told you that this was going to be a night mission. You fine with that?""What, you think I'm scared of that dark?" Amy boasts. "It'll just make all the explosions look even cooler!""I'm sure they will." You grin. "Anyways, I'm gonna head down to the hangar to get familiarized with the Hornet." Amy says excitedly. "You guys gonna come with?">Sure why not.>Actually I need to talk to Lara about something, first.>I'm going to stop by the shop first.>Other
>>41742377>>I'm going to stop by the shop first.WARGEAR DEBATE!!!
>>41742377>I'm going to stop by the shop first.
>>41742377>Actually I need to talk to Lara about something, first.>Walk and talk while we head to the shop.
>>41742377>I'm going to stop by the shop first.Oh I dread to see what arguments we will fall into now.
>>41742377>I'm going to stop by the shop first.If I remember correctly, the F-15k could carry SLAM-ERs. Lets buy some of those.
>>41742377>I'm going to stop by the shop first.Time to get some second-hand sidewinders!
>>41742377>>Actually I need to talk to Lara about something, first.I wonder what it is, that and I want to enjoy things before the mission starts.
>>41742377Sneak into the video camera room.
>>41742527We can do that after we've bought secondhand sidewinders.
>>41742544strike while the iron is hot though.They may be quick.
>>41742555They've been waiting for a long time...They'll take their time.
>>41742568We should grab Lara too.
>>41742377"Nah, you guys go on ahead." You wave them off. "I'm gonna stop by Quint's for a bit. See if I can unload some cash.""Yeah, well, make sure not to give that greedy son of a bitch too much of your money." Amy grunts. "I'm still pretty sure he gouged me on that Hornet.""Now now, Amy, I'm sure he was just being a proper businessman." Lara tries to assure her. "Proper businessman my ass." Amy mutters."Haha, don't worry, I'll be careful." You chuckle.You part ways with Lara and Amy and head to the temporary "shop" Quint has set up. As always, Quint eyes your approach with a sort of subdued glee. After all, you're one of his best customers."Ah! Karla! Nice to see you here again!" He smiles as he wrings his hands together like the stereotypical greedy businessman he is. "Are you here to purchase anything today?"You check your phone again to confirm the transfer of $50,000 into your account, payment from your last mission.SHOP LIST: http://pastebin.com/wBX1j88k>You have $50,000 in funds! Will you purchase anything?
>>41742586And Amy as-well.We'd probably have to explain to them what's going on. But knowing our luck it would end up like football commentary.
>>41742594I got nothin
>>41742594Is our Morgan ready to kick?if not, >F-15K Slam Eagle Upgrade - 20000: Adds top of the line targeting software, greatly improving ground attack accuracy. Otherwise nothing.
>>41742594Standoff Dispenser Munition (SOD) - 20000Short Range Aerial Suppression Missile (SASM) - 15000
>>41742594XLAAsMight as well upgrade our AtA
>>41742594Lets buy some FAE Bombs.The targets we will be facing are ammo dumps so all we need to do is set off the ammo and we are done.
>>41742594>Standoff Dispenser Munition (SOD)>Advanced Long Range Air to Air Missile (XLAA)
>>41742594>http://pastebin.com/wBX1j88k20000: A high powered guided missile, the GPB is extremely accurate and extremely powerful, able to destroy the most fortified of positions in a single hit.20000: Adds top of the line targeting software, greatly improving ground attack accuracy.
>>41742594F-15K Slam Eagle UpgradeStandoff Dispenser Munition (SOD)
>>41742663>>41742668our Morgan will be ready after this mission, so why waste money on an upgrade for this plane we won't use much?
>>41742594>4AGM>6AAMSlam Eagle might be a waste of money depending on how well the Morgan handles ATG.
>>41742594Standoff Dispenser Munition (SOD) - 200006 Air to Air Missiles (6AAM) - 10000
>>41742594>FAEBIs it time?
>>41742673Because we are upgrading the aircraft so that it has a role after we get the Morgan.The Morgan cannot provide AtG, with these upgrades the F-15 will be VERY useful to keep around until we buy a more advanced ground attack aircraft, although we may be able to avoid replacing it by getting the silent eagle upgrade and upgrading the electronics.
Also, I'm just hoping, but if we are done with repairing and rearming the morgan, I want to fully upgrade the eagle. Just as a memento while we are curbstomping with the morgan.
>>41742705Speaking of which, can't we just fully upgrade the eagle right now? Grabbing stealth, AtG system and FAEB just costs us 50000.
>>41742721The eagle will still have it's uses friend. The Morgan cannot into AtG.
>>41742736People want to use the Morgan right now though.
>>41742749We can use the morgan next mission.Because it's not finished yet.
>>41742749That is only a few people though. I personally would love to take the Eagle out for one last battle before we sent it back for reserve fighter duty.
>>41742594Okay, so the most requested purchases seem to be the SOD, XLAA, and Slam Eagle upgrades, which would total to exactly $50,000! Are you sure about these purchases?>Y>N
>>41742782YDoes the 50k include our cut of the 20mil?
>>41742782>YHopefully we hit up a lot of secondary objectives and targets of opportunity to get more money from this mission.
>>41742782>NWe are gonna raid 3 bases, and this gives me the willies. I really want to grab the stealth upgrade along with the AtG upgrade for survivability.
>>41742792Not likely as Sam said it wouldn't come in until the transfer was finished. and IIRC Shiba's still here.
>>41742782Merc, Can you cross out the upgrades that we've already purchased? I see some of them we've already purchased but you haven't marked the (SOLD OUT) sign on them.
>>41742782>YBut this will not be the last upgrade that the Eagle will have!MARK MY WORDS.
>>41742782>NDrop the Slam Eagle.
>>41742792Did you not read what Sam said?We'll get our cut when its all processed, so not for a while.>>41742803That would be very helpful
>>41742813Never enough upgrades. Like dakka, you can never have enough upgrades. we need MOAR UPGRADES. Upgrade it to the point where it's completely unrecognizable from it's stock counterpart. Add more wings, more thrusters, add COFFIN technology. Incorporate neuro-tech bodysuit technology. EVERYTHING.
>>41742841That's not as plausable as we can't replay old missions to grind money like one could in the games.
>>41742841>Incorporate neuro-tech bodysuit technologyWhen Merc? WHEN???
>>41742904Penultimate mission, Anon--it's the super-duper eleventh hour upgrade that will allow us to defeat [INSERT STRANGEREAL ACE/HOSTILE FACTION HERE]. Don't you know your Mongolian Cave Paintings?
>>41742782>SOD, XLAA, and Slam Eagle upgrades purchased!>Slam Eagle will now provide a permanent +1 to your AtG stat if it is flown!"Thank you for your patronage!" Quint smiles as he arranges the transfer of funds, undoubtedly his favorite part of any deal. "I hope you come again!" "Yeah, sure." You nod, a bit deflated at your once again empty wallet. However, getting those new weapons would be a good investment in the future.Well, with your purchases done, it was time to get moving. Maybe back to the hangar? You check your watch and the sky and notice that the sun was starting to get rather low. You maybe had time for one more detour...>Head for the hangar.>Find the Butterflies.>Find Wolf.>Find Jager>Other
>>41742933>>Find the Butterflies.Been a while since we had some 1 on 4 time with them.
>>41742933>Find the Butterflies.Find best daughters/comrades.
>>41742933>Grab Lara and Amy and break in the Security room.
>>41742933>Find the Butterflies.
>>41742933>Find Jageror >>41742950thisGrab the footage before it gets destroyed
>>41742933THIS SO MUCH THIS >>41742950
>>41742933>>Find the Butterflies.Always appropriate for not-DesDiv 6 shenanigans
>>41742933>Find the Butterflies.Or>Find Jager
>>41742933>>41742950This. Grab the tape.
>>41742933>>Find Jagersteal a good luck kiss
>>41742933>>41742959One or the other.Hell he can help us get into the room
>>41743024yessss couple bonding through virtuous mission
>>41742933You decide to stop by to check on the Butterflies before you head to your hangar. After all, you heard that Dawn has finally bee cleared for duty, and their fighters had been repaired. It would do some good to visit them before going off on mission."KARLAAAAA!" The four girls squeal as they all tackle you."Agh! Careful, girls!" You laugh, teetering dangerously backwards as you try to accommodate all of the sudden extra weight. "You're gonna hurt someone someday if you keep doing that!""S-sorry!" Lightning apologizes."Nah! She totally likes it!" Thunder boasts."Where are the others?" Echo asks, looking around. "Is it just you?""The others are uh... busy." You explain vaguely. "Aw, that sucks!" Dawn sighs. "We wanted to show them our new planes!""New planes?" You raise an eyebrow."Upgrades, technically." Echo clarifies. "That's right!" Lightning nods rapidly. "Our Nosferatus received a bunch of upgrades!""Really now?" You whistle what kind of upgrades?""We'll show you!" The Butterflies say cheerfully as they drag you along into their hangar.Inside, you can see their four Nosferatus lined up side by side. However, instead of the nice, sleek shapes they used to be, you notice that all four of them had additional added on gear. Two had what seemed to be a large glass dome mounted on the spine and the belly of the craft. The other two seemed to have antennas and transmitters attached all over. (cont)
>>41743134"What am I looking at here?" You blink. "Top secret, experimental Atlas technology, of course!" Dawn puffs with pride."Um... are you really sure you should be showing me all this?" You raise an eyebrow. "I'm not gonna get shot by a sniper rifle the moment I step out of this hangar, right?""Don't be silly! You're our friend!" Thunder assures you."W-we won't let anything happen to you!" Lightning adds in."Hm, okay." You say warily. The Butterflies might be okay with this but you wonder if Irons would be. "What exactly do those upgrades do?""Well, the glass dome ones you see there are an advancement on the Tactical Laser System, expected to provide full 360 degree coverage rather than forward facing only." Echo says. "Can fire in short bursts or a continuous beam.""The only bad thing is that it makes the fighters look sooooo un-ace-like!" Dawn pouts. "The antennas you see on the other two craft are extra sensor and ECM pods." Echo continues, ignoring her wingmate's complaining. "Provides increased network and detection capability, can jam enemy sensors and communications, and can even act as a control system for drones.">That all sounds really cool.>You don't happen to have any extras, do you?>Other
>>41743141>That all sounds really cool.
>>41743141>That all sounds really cool.Well shit. Atlas is going Macross Frontier on us. Time to bring out the Seikan Hikou.
>>41743141>>That all sounds really cool.Booo, no Jaeger and no stealing lewd tapes. What a rip. Aw whatever. Enough Belly aching.
>>41743141>>That all sounds really cool.
>>41743141>>That all sounds really cool.Let's just move and maybe get a small more detour.
>>41743141>That all sounds really cool.>You don't happen to have any extras, do you?
>>41743263>>41743255You guys are basically asking to equip our squadrons with Macross-tier FAST packs. While they do provide a significant defensive boost, they are a pain on the maneuvering aspect. I am sure you will reconsider.
>>41743141"That all sounds really cool." You whistle. "I'd hate to be the person who'd have to fly against that kind of firepower.""I know, right?" Dawn giggles."Anyways, I have to be going." You say as you check you watch. "You girl stay out of trouble!""Bye!" The girls chime as you leave.You head over to your own hangar now, where Lara and Amy are putting on the final loadouts on their planes. You see Smokey making last minute adjustments on your Eagle as his team packs in the extra avionics and targeting systems to improve its ground attack capability."Ah! Karla! About damn time you got here!" Smokey grunts. "Come on! We need to get these ready to fly within the hour!""Where's Lilian?" You ask, looking around."No fucking clue." Smokey spits. "But that's besides the point. We need to get your weapons loaded on, so figure it out quick!>You currently have 4AAMs, QAAMs, XLAA, Unguided Bombs, Cluster Bombs, Napalm, and SOD. Choose 2 to bring!
>>41743290>SOD>NapalmMUH MAXIMUM WARCRIMES
>>41743290>Napalm and SODWarcrimes Ho!
>>41743288>they are a pain on the maneuvering aspectSomeone has no fucking idea what he's talking about.>>41743290didn't get anything from them, well that was a waste of time>SOD>XLAAalso shouldn't the XLAA's just flat out replace the 4AAM's?
>>41743288>they are a pain on the maneuvering aspect. I am sure you will reconsider.No they are not and no I will not, hopefully they still have some spares when we get our Morgan back.>>41743290>SOD>XLAA
>>41743290>QAAMs, >SOD>"Where's Lilian?" You ask, looking around.>"No fucking clue." Smokey spits. "But that's besides the point. We need to get your weapons loaded on, so figure it out quick!Dammit, why didn't we raided the security room!
>>41743311Because we might choose to bring XLAAs and 4AAMs for MAX FIREPOWER.Like standard missiles+4AAMs + 6AAMs.
>>41743288>they are a pain on the maneuvering aspectHave you seen how powerful our Eagles engines are? How effective the ACTIVE suite is? Because your full of shit.>>41743335Couldn't we just double load XLAA's then?
>>41743335>>41743338The only reason we can load two specials is because we have the strike eagle upgrade.It provides an extra AIR TO GROUND special slot. So you can't do that.
>>41743290>QAAM>SODI wish we could go Cluster and SOD, but with the enemy being OB, they've probably got some advanced air cover.
>>41743290All right, so the SOD seems to be a lock, but there seems to be some debate between the XLAA or Napalm for the second weapon. This will be the last vote for the night!>XLAA>Napalm
>>41743573>XLAARange is god.
>>41743573>XLAADuh. They are OB.
>>41743573>XLAACurious to see how you'll implement the whole long-range thing
>>41743635We've used XLAA before. We've bounced unsuspecting planes before.
>>41743644no we haven't, we literally only just bought it
>>41743690Well, you are right. My bad. Point still stands, we've bounced before.
So who else hopes that the XLAA missiles are meteor missiles.
>>41743573All right, so we'll be rolling with XLAA and SOD for the next thread!Anyways, that's it for the night! As always, next thread is next week, and don't forget Vertical Tanks on Saturday!
>>41743917See you next time boss.
>>41743917thanks for running Merc
>>41743917Thanks for running, Merc!
>>41743917See you next time, Merc.