You awake with a gasp, your chest heaving as you look around, your sudden transition from nightmare to consciousness disorienting you. As your eyes adjust, the memories of your nightmare fade, replaced with memories of where you are. You look around the small, cramped cabin with a guilty wince, hoping that you didn’t wake up any of the others. The silence of the room is broken only by the soft hum of the fusion reactor below you. With a long-suffering sigh, you hop off the top bunk where you sleep and land lightly on the polished durasteel floor. You can feel the vibrations from the massive ion engines as the VSD Vensenor makes its way through the void between the stars.That’s three nights in a row now. Emperor’s black bones, you’ve got to do something about these damned nerves. You make your way to the door and press a small button on the wall. A soft hiss escapes into the room as the door opens and you step out into the hallway of the cadet’s barracks. At this early hour, the lights are dimmed and the corridor is empty. All of the other cadets and instructors are asleep - just as you ought to be. You make your way down the deserted hall and towards the refresher, a few doors down. It opens with a hiss, revealing the shared showers, toilet cubicles and sinks. You make your way towards the latter and run the tap, splashing water onto your face to get rid of the sheen of sweat on your brow. You catch a glimpse of your reflection in the mirror and see...>A man.>A woman.>An alien.>Welcome to Imperial Navy Quest, where we will follow and guide the exploits of a navy cadet almost finished with the last stages of training. During this session, we will deal mostly with character creation and setting the scene for our adventure.>You have 15 minutes to select one of the above options. After that time, I will go with the one that has the most votes. Later in the session, write-in options will become available.
>>43054415> a man
>>43054415>An alienA female Togruta.
>>43054415>A manForty-something professional naval officer go
>>43054415>A manLet's go, new LT, first day on the job.
>>43054514Voting for this.
>>43054415A Man, of course. Who else would serve in fleet of His Imperial Majesty?
>>43054415>A man.Let's be swift as a coursing river.Maybe about as strong as a great typhoon.But above all else, we should be mysterious like the dark side of the moon.
>>43054415>Being filthy alien scum. >Ever.I don't really care about the gender, but at least make them a human.
>>43054415> an alien
Results are in. You are a human male.Writing up new post now.
>>43054415>a manIts been awhile since we had a good star wars imperial quest
The face staring back at you might well be posted on the recruiting posters – at least, if they caught you on a good day. Your green eyes have large bags under them and your strong jawline is flecked with an unruly 5 o’clock shadow. You rub your eyes and stare blearily ahead of you for a few minutes, before you head to your footlocker and punch in your key code. You grab your personal grooming kit and go through your morning routine a few hours early. When you step out of the showers and finish up, you look more presentable. Your small moustache is trimmed into a more dignified nature and your chin is clean-shaven. Much better.In a place such as this, appearances matter. You head back to your cabin. Your fellow cadets are still asleep. Good, you’d rather not let them see that the nerves are getting to you. The last thing you want to do on the day before your final flight exam is show weakness. You’ve still a few hours left before wake-up call however, nothing for it but to kill time. You’re not going to be able to get back to sleep now. You sit back down on your bunk and fish out your datapad from the wall locker, and check over your messages. >CHOOSE YOUR BACKSTORY:>The Scion>The Scoundrel>The Survivor
Where do our loyalties lie?With the Empire, or the Emperor?Or our comrades in the fleet?Or our family or friends back on our homeworld?Or our loved one?Do we consider aliens to be (capable of) being Empire's faithful citizens?
>>43054756Scoundrel tbh wheres the hot alien poon?
>>43054756>The SurvivorTroubled past is go!
>>43054756>The ScoundrelBut we're gonna need a bigger mustache. And a bigger sidearm. Navy still issues sidearms for officers, right?
>>43054789>>The SurvivorSo much backstory potential for when we eventually go rouge
>>43054756>The ScionWe have a reputable name to live up to!And probably some daddy issues too.
>>43054756>The ScionMake sure there's a "Baron" or "Count" or something in front of our name and rank.
>>43054756>The ScionMommy's gonna be proud of us.When does this take place, roughly?
>>43054756>The ScionMy name is Valerian
>>43054850Do not fret, comrade. I'm sure OP will develop any of the backstories into an exciting and amusing adventure.
>>43054756>the survivorWe were the only one from our ship/squadron to make it out of the clone wars alive
>>43054756>The Scion>The Survivorthese seem the most populor how about a noble born who survived the fall of his house, and had to learn to rough it on his own?
>>43054850Cry some more nigga. Space pirate-waifu-crimelord quest is thattaway
>>43054882Probably too young for that, we're still a cadet - not even a proper Ensign yet.
>>43054906you don't know who I am do you?
VOTING OVER:The Survivor it is, though Scion is a close second. Writing up now.
>>43054756>>The ScionIs this pre-Endor?
>>43054988No, he's a namefagA namefag no one has ever heard of
>>43054962Oh fucking no I don't recognize a frogposting namefag who's first post in a new quest is about wanting it to be smut, I had better commit sepukku
>>43054850Wait, you haven't an heroed yet?
>>43055001Can we get a rough time frame of where we're at? Pre-ANH, post-ANH, during ESB, what?
>>43054988>>43055009>>43055011You will see. Wait for it. Your life will never be the same.
>>43054962Also since that name starts with an An, Its rather easy to gloss over
>>43055070Just over 50 posts in and we've already attracted a psychopath
The routine is so familiar you don’t even need to look at your datapad to type in your commands. Your gaze wanders around the small cabin, taking in the two bunk beds, the dejarik board and your three sleeping flight-mates. Your eyes are drawn to a recruiting poster on the wall, despite your efforts to avoid it. You suspect that the instructors put that particular one there on purpose, as some kind of motivator. You wish it worked like that. The face staring back at you might as well be a distorted version of the reflection you saw earlier – the same eyes, the same jawline. The main difference is the bushier moustache and the scar along the left cheek. Fierfek, you miss the old man. You wish your last memory of that face looked so dignified. You tear your gaze away and turn your attention back to your datapad. You’re staring down at the holomessages inbox. You’ve already scrolled down a fair way, and your finger hovers over a message entitled “Make me proud.” The message is marked as unread, dated at 17 years after the Declaration of a New Order. Two years ago. Your finger hovers over the ‘play’ button for a few seconds, before you let out a muted growl and toss your datapad back into the locker. It lands with a muted thump. “Damn it you murglak, some of us are trying to sleep.” Your wingmate grumbles sleepily from the bunk below yours. Now you’ve done it.Your wingmate is:>The Rival.>The Radical.>The Recluse.It is one year before the Battle of Yavin. The Rebel Alliance is seen as a nuisance, only marginally more of a threat than the various pirate bands and criminal cartels.
>>43055108Not a psychopath.Just an autist on par with Virtualoptim.Hide his posts, and you should be fine.
>>43055108Andrei is love. Andrei is life.Has begun, the Andrei Wars
>>43055134The recluse. Your rival should also be a girl that you can fall in love with.
>>43055134>The Radical.CHAR EXPY GO
>>43055134>>The RivalI hope they're female.
>>43055134>The Recluse.They can be trusted
>>43055009He is cancer that infects many boards >>43054431ask here about ithis trip is##SpookFrom/x/
>>43055134>the reclusealso>wingmateare we a fighter pilot?
>>43055244nice dubs but you will never be rid of me.
>>43055134>>The Radical.A zealous emperor lover that we can play the more moderate for fleet and empire against.
If the recluse wins, can he be the same race as Lando Calrissian?I don't actually know what that'd be in space terms.
>>43055371thinking it is a girl, and not the broest of bros that we can go on to have an adventure with.
>>43055360Lando was a human, but he was from a volcanic, desert planet supposedly with a lot of smugglers.
>>43055360He's just a normal human, hails from a desert/arid world with lots of volcanic activity.
VOTING OVER:Recluse it is. Trust you to pick the beta wingman ;^)Writing up now.
>>43055441Good. Here's hoping Anons will treat the guy the way they would want to be treated themselves.I.e. telling him to man the fuck up, having his back and covering him with bitches.
>>43055441>Beta Wingman. Good, any officer wanting to make his way in the Empire needs someone else loyal to step on to get there.
>>43055458wow stop being gay.
>>43055480every good captain needs a good parrot.
>>43055458no time for bitches, only duty
>>43055458We should set him up with our rival
>>43055480Yeah, you're not Andrei, Andrei didn't frogpost or talk like that.YOU'RE A PRETENDER!
>>43055458sounds like a great plan we will let him grow as a person, and we have an excellent fall back if shit goes sideways
>>43055536good job trying to shitpost at me. I know you love Andrei but you cant have me.
>>43055458We also need someone to feed to Vader in case something fucks up.You don't get ahead in the Empire by having morals.
Of all the fellow trainees your instructors saw fit to pair you with, why by the stars did they have to pair you with him? He’s so quiet and antisocial he might as well be a droid! His complaintis the most words you’ve heard him string together outside of a response to an instructor or an order for the better part of a week. A long-suffering sigh leaves your lips as you close your locker. “You’re talkative this morning, Cadet Tons.” You greet your fellow cadet, a haughty tone you inherited from your mother (Emperor keep her soul) coupled with a strong Serroco accent.The man simply grumbles intelligibly and a few seconds later, a dim blue light casts deeper shadows in the cabin as Cadet Elevens Tons chooses to catch up on study rather than rise to your bait. For some reason, the man’s cold indifference always manages to get under your skin, even more than the brash Corellian with whom you compete for the position of top of the training flight. Emperor damn them both, their lack of discipline is what is holding your flight back. “Going to actually demonstrate some teamwork today?” You break the silence after a few moments, only to be met with a noncommittal grunt. Typical.The next hour continues in much the same light. You try to get some kind of response out of your wingmate, but you get all the result of pissing into a fusion reactor. Tons’s shields are definitely up. When the lights flick on and the familiar music of the Imperial March blares through the speakers in the ceiling of your cabin, it comes as almost a relief. Your other two flight-mates wake up, rubbing their eyes and getting to their feet. Within a short minute, you are all lined up in the corridor outside your cabin. You can’t see the disconcerting green skin or the insouciant slouch of your flight mates, but you can clearly see the instructor marching straight towards your flight. Great.>CHOOSE YOUR ACADEMY HISTORY:>The Prodigy>The Politician>The Pupil
>>43055613Prodigy. when is our girlfriend coming?
>>43055548>>43055603Alternatively he could be Lister to our Rimmer.
>>43055642no. revote with prodigy. you're ruining this quest.
>>43055613>The PoliticianWe need to know how to handle Imperial politics if we want to thrive, jumping in without support would get us killed.
>>43055613A true prodigy wouldn't need to worry about being held back by his lesser peers. Pupil with high aspirations.
>>43055613>The PupilFuck being prodigynormal best
>>43055642>>43055657>>43055672>>43055680>>43055686>>43055722>>43055735all these idiots who are trying to ruin the quest.
>>43055613>The PupilA learner is better recieved than a natural
>>43055410>>43055428I was going for the brown aspect.Ya know, brown recluse?Eh, fuck it.
>>43055750too late anon
>>43055758Your sense of humour is terrible, but fuck it, why not?
>>43055747I'm sorry we are not voting in a manner that would allow you to experience a power fantasy
>>43055758he shouldn't be brown. he should be white with blue eyes and blond hair.
>>43055782whatever troll you're trying to ruin the quest.
>>43055790No matter how much further you describe his physicality, he will still end up looking like Guile from street fighter now.
>>43055815Oh yeahWe have green eyes
>>43055758That caused me physical pain anon.
>>43055815that's how he should look. much better than a brown person.
Voting done fellow Imperials.Write-up incoming. Y'all are nerds, studying too hard and not playing enough sportz.
>>43055851As well it should!>>43055774Success!Love ya Wibbs.
>>43055955Who needs sportz when you have Star Destroyers?
>>43055955Guess that explains why we ended up with the other guy.>Imperial Sergeant: Well nobody wants those two autists>I'll just put them down together.
>>43055955time enough for exercise when we make captain
>>43055989Sounds like the Empire at work.
>>43055955If the only ones that go melee are superstrong aliens like wookies and gammorean, or are equiped with lightsabers, I'm not even gonna try to stay fit.
>>43056040>If the only ones that go melee are superstrong aliens like wookies and gammorean, or are equiped with lightsabers, I'm not even gonna try to stay fit.this tbh.
>>43056040exactly no point trying to hit the bastards with our fists if we have our hold out blaster the regular issue blaster pistol and whatever we managed to skim from the armorythough we need to spend time in the gym doing cardio at least
>>43056040>>43056055You say that now, but watch, we're gonna get clipped in a TIE/LN and pass out because we didn't do enough crunches. Or we get shot down and caught by rebels because we skipped leg day.
>>43056094The so called rebel alliance is a treasonous lie.Leave leg day to the stormtroopers.
>>43056078What about an MSE droid we secretly modified with a holdout blaster and thermal detonator?We always have it with us because we cultivated a reputation as being easily lost.
Yall niggers could have been a Kaleesh.
>>43056055At least Cardio is a must, imagine if we were somewhere at the other side of the ship for whatever reason and we get ambushed. We'll need to be in the bridge ASAP and be able to deliver orders inmediatly
>>43056142And hamper our career by being an alien?I think not.
>>43056128it sounds awesome, though nothing a cadet would get unfortunately
>>43056159Surly it would be a good idea to be fit in general?
Actually, is there any canon/legend source about fitness in the Imperial navy and babout the gear used. Can you use bacta vats to accelerate muscle growth ?>>43056128"Empiru ackbar !">mouse droid rushes toward the rebel scum
>>43056165But sick masks tho.
>>43056142>Being a filthy alien. Why tho?
>>43056194No its"For the Emperor!"
>>43056194You ever see a fat guy in the imperial navy?
>>43056197I'd rather have our own Star Destroyer and an angry sith lord to avoid failing.
>>43056197Masks we would not be allowed to wear.Why the fuck would the Empire make an exception for an alien pleb?
Three of the four of you stand ramrod-straight, your boots polished and your uniforms perfectly pressed. Every morning is like this: You line up and the instructors pick apart every imperfection they see, reprimanding you every time you fall short of their exacting standards. Never since your training flight was formed has it ever passed muster, despite the best efforts of three of your crew members. Even Tons, the antisocial shutta, looks after his equipment. Every single time, it is the Corellian cadet, Quint, that lets the team down.The infuriating part about it is that his lack of discipline is matched only by his natural talent. He can out shoot and out fly all three of the rest of you. The instructor, Lieutenant Jaxor Marisel, stops in front of your flight and looks you up and down. You know he’ll find nothing – you’ve covered all of your bases. Your boots are so damn shiny that you can read your Officer’s Handbook in it. Your uniform is ironed to perfection and even you have to admit, your moustache looks so good it’s a wonder that Tadia isn’t drooling right now.Not that it matters. Out of all the members of the training wing, you’re probably the one that Lieutenant Marisel likes the best. You’re no natural talent like Quint and you’re no savant like Tons – the reason you’re one the best in your wing is backbreaking hard work. Your father taught you that if you want to achieve something, you have to bend all your will and effort towards making it happen. The galaxy doesn’t hand anything to you on a silver platter. Not anymore. The damned Rebels took care of that.1/2
>>43056235Because our face wouldnt fit into regulation helmets? I dont know, how does it work for other aliens?
>>43056258that just means we would never get a chance to get our head into a helmet
So we gonna be the next FUCKMOTHERING Baron Soontir Fel?
The Lieutenant simply lets out a little ‘hmpf’ of dissatisfaction as he doesn’t find anything and moves on to the rest of your flight. You know that you won’t hear anything until he gets to the end of the line. Tadia is even more a fanatical devotee to the New Order than you are, and Elevens Tons spends all the time he could spend actually socialising hard at study. He’s a bit like you in that respect, but the boy takes it to an extreme. The “AHA” of triumph from the Lieutenant sends a wince through you that you only mostly manage to suppress.“Cadet Reth, you never fail to disappoint me! Your boots have so much filth on it that they’ve formed a damned senate! Do you seek to infect this ship with filthy subhuman parasites?” His words are quiet, far more chilling than the shouting the other instructors love to indulge in. You know that Tadia would have winced at that one. You certainly did. The reply you hear is laced with all the smugness you’ve come to expect from Corellians. “Doesn’t matter much to me sir, my boots’ll be covered in pirate dren soon enough.”The result is explosive. You’re stuck sitting in place for a full fifteen minutes as the Lieutenant seems to vent his every frustration he’s been saving up for the past two years on the insubordinate cadet. Eventually, he takes a step back and looks at the rest of you. “Remember, you are NOT individuals. You are a unit, a team, a cog in the Imperial war machine. If you don’t work together, you will not graduate from this academy.” He takes a moment, then adds. “I’ve had enough of you. Report to the hangar bay. Get out of my sight.”Looks like you’ll be skipping breakfast. Great.>CHOOSE YOUR SKILL:>Your eyes.>Your reflexes.>Your mind.
>>43056258None. Human supremecy and all that. Thrawn was an exception. So was Daala
>>43056283>>Your mindHuman-Thrawn go.
>>43056278>>43056286There are non human stormtroopers. I just wonder what they do.
>>43056283>>Your reflexes.Absolutely essential for TIE pilots.
>>43056283>senate>subhuman parasitesoh lord, my sides.Also, >eyesbetter see the menace>>43056225Military food will do that to you.
>>43056283>Your mind.I seek a command position.
>>43056283>Your mind.All the physical talent means nothing if it's not well-guided.
>>43056283>Your mind.To fuck wit jedis
>>43056298Those were after the fall of the Empire and were only in a few sects of imperial remnants.They just had helmets made for them, nothing special.
>>43056283>Your mind.though with a side of >Your reflexes.too make flight command a go
>>43056142Nope. There was a list of Imperial-approved near humans you had to choose from. Kaleesh was never on it.
>>43056283>Your reflexesA fast draw and a fast dodge>>43056281The first Baron Fel isn't really quite being Baron Fel yet, this is about the time he's whipping the 181st into being an elite fighter unit.
>>43056352Chiss for sure.What else was on the list?
>>43056283>Mindover matter, right?
>>43056377chiss are out in uncharted space and still a separate entity from the empire
>>43056367You wouldn't be dissapointed if you knew the lore, you alien loving subhuman.
>>43056369I have the PDF setting info for that, helped me writefag for it. Ada was so hot
>>43056410I just thought general grievous was a huge badass. Even his backstory was cool.
>>43056369>picIt's stange that it hasn't been posted in this thread yet. Have some sweet propaganda.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN_CP4SuoTU
>>43056365I know. But he eventually leaves the Empire for Mith'Raw'Nuroudo. Probably spelling his full name wrong as it has been awhile. We could always just be second fiddle to him for now.
>>43056408They were not unknown to the Empire though.
>>43056283>your reflexes.We'll never make it to a Defender without them.
>>43056377Echani, Zeltron, Miralan, Pantoran, Arkanian, Rattaki, Kiffar.
>>43056429It was and it was poorely utalised by the clone wars writers.
>>43056444>There will never be a full length animated series about a group of friends joining the imperial navy and fighting for the glory of the Empire. It hurts.
>>43056468At least we got the cartoons.
>>43056512new season of rebels soon
>>43056530I meant the short ones by the samurai jack guy.
>>43056530Fuck Ezra though man.
VOTING IS ENDED:Not bad, Mind wins by only one, and two answers broke the 10 vote barrier. I'm impressed. I'll give you both.Write-up incoming.
>>43056567You are an awesome QM Moff Wibbles sir!!
>>43056444>dat tie-bomber girlI still wouldn't sign up for unshielded fighter piloting but my dick sure would.
>>43056444So fucking cool.Though I don't know when TIE bombers got that agile... or carried all those cluster missiles.
>>43056625I thought it was based off the tie fighter game.
>>43056625Well, having seen that one image of notes, LT Ada supposedly flies her Bomber like an Interceptor, and almost all TIEs are relatively fast and agile compared to their rebel equivalents.
>>43056458>Arkaniandem space elvesNah, Human is the fitting choice for empire. Maybe overcoming racism and prejudice would be fun too but there are other plot points that will be interesting.
>>43056646They weren't like that in the game either. I remember them having two torpedo ports and handling like flying slugs.>>43056670I mean I'm not arguing with it I love it. I just think it's a little on the rule of cool side.
>>43056670Speaking of, once Sienar realized that space superiority was where things were going and started putting deflector shields into their designs, doesn't the TIE Defender and Avenger outperform the X- and B-wings?
>>43056728They are also expensive as shit
>>43056283>mindCos fuk it
>>43056444Why is all the empire's gear so sexy compared to the rebels?
>>43056625They can carry up to 6 proton torpedoes, 10 concussion missiles, and either mines, proton bombs, or thermal detonators in the bomb bay. I'd assume she was firing concussion missiles.
>>43056755It always amused me in the EU how we had to be reminded every ten minutes about how awful the Empire was, just to try and stop people liking them.
>>43056755because the rebels are using handoffs from the clone wars and discount bin ships. while the empire is using sleek ships that emphasize their focus on effeciency.
You almost feel sorry for Tadia, being saddled with a wingmate like Quint Reth. Almost. You’re too busy being amazed that she’s yet to have him arrested for treason like she managed to do with the previous five wingmates assigned to her. Damned alien is so fanatical she makes the ISB look downright reasonable by comparison. You’re not going to lie, you dodged a turbolaser blast when you were signed to Tons instead. The man is infuriating, but at least you’re pretty sure he won’t stab you in the back at the first sign of weakness. He’d have to start taking an interest in other people first.You are the first to break ranks and start marching towards the hangar bay. You’re quick – that’s how you managed to survive without a scratch when…well, when your father died. You know that Quint is quicker on the uptake, but he’s held back by an unwillingness to look eager or obedient. He lags a little behind, injecting a little swagger into his march. You turn your head to regard the man. “Damn it Quint, you know what’ll happen if you flush out. Do you want to be shipped off to Kessel?” You ask, exasperation injected into your voice.Technically, none of you have clearance to know the past about any of the others but rumours spread like wildfire and you managed to go through Elevens Tons’ notes earlier in your training. Turns out, he’s managed to get tabs on all three of his flight-mates. It isn’t every day that smugglers are given a chance to enlist instead of just getting tossed into the spice mines. You’re not sure what Quint did to escape justice, but you know that he doesn’t seem to have any interest in anything other than proving he is the best pilot on the Vensenor Flight Academy. The man simply chuckles. “You worry too much, they’ll never kick me out. I’m the best pilot they’ve got.” He’s right on the latter point (barely), but you’re not so sure about the first. 1/3
>>43056772Maybe if the rebels didn't wear fucking bicycle helmets I might have rooted for them.
>>43056728Oh yeah, Defenders are "X-wing killers", they're terrifyingly fast monsters with an armament loadout like a strike fighter. though apparently in X-Wing minis they steer about as well as you might expect for a giant space dart.Also like >>43056745 said they're expensive as hell, and so only elite pilots (20+ combat missions in interceptors) could fly them. They also don't exist yet - probably. In general, Sienar can actually produce decent mutltirole or superiority designs, like the /d, /ag, /ad, etc. It's just they cost a lot of cash and really impact the Empire's previous policy of "throw fighters and pilots at it until it dies" strategy.
>>43056745Yeah, but quality is expensive.And given the Empire's resources and capabilities, they should have taken the deigns and found ways to reduce the number of parts and cost without sacrificing performance or robustness. It would have increased the requirements for skilled technicians and maintenance engineers, but I think being able to get two or three Defenders for the price of one, and keeping skilled pilots alive, would have evened out the costs.
>>43056820You simply shrug your shoulders and return to your march. The Vensenor is big, an old Venator-class from the Clone Wars. Despite this, it doesn’t take you long at all to reach the hangar – probably because a good quarter of the ship’s mass is dedicated to hangar space, or at least that’s what it feels like. The four of you stand in the hangar bay of the mobile training academy, standing at attention on the ready line. Lining the hangar bay are fighters, transports and simulator pods in equal measure. Your stomach growls and you curse Quint inwardly. The last thing you wanted was to go through the final examination test on an empty stomach.Standing before you is none other than Captain Zhar Khan, the director of the Vensenor Flight Academy. Without so much as a moment’s hesitation, you salute. The rest of your flight does the same, though some with more enthusiasm than others. Captain Zhar is an older man, with a cybernetically reconstructed left jaw and burn scars along the left side of his face. His ice-blue eyes are as sharp as ever as he looks over you. “At ease, Besh Flight.” He speaks in a cold Eriadu accent, and you do as you’re told.“Allright, you know why you’re here. Today is the day of your final test, and you have the honour of being the first flight of the day to step into the simulators. The objective is simple: Destroy everything in the Emperor’s space that is not a part of your flight. The situation is less so: You’ll be flying in the rimward quadrant of the asteroid field of Geonosis.” You watch the man silently, your mind racing. You know this scenario – the third Battle of Geonosis, after the end of the Clone Wars. You’ve studied the conflict between the Geonosian warlord Gizor Delso and the Empire.
>>43056856Apparently, your expression gives something away and the Captain nods in your direction. “I see one of you recognizes the location. Yes, you’ll be flying in the Gizor scenario. Expect to face Clone-Wars weapons used by the Confederacy, and expect to be outnumbered. Skill alone won’t carry you the day.” He raises his eyebrow as he looks up and down the flight, his meaning evident. “Your continued attendance at this academy relies on your performance in this test. If you fail here, you fail as an Imperial pilot.” He smiles, though you can’t place the motivation behind the expression. “I expect each of you to make your selves, your families (his gaze rests on you as he says that part) and your Empire proud today. That is all. Report to your stations.” With that, he turns on his booted heel and leaves, and a quartet of Imperial technicians approaches you. “This way, cadets.” The lead one informs you. “We’ll get you set up.” It’s nothing you haven’t done every day, but already the nerves are setting in.You nod and turn on your heel, following the technician. Your boots click on the polished durasteel floor of the hangar bay, and you can’t help but wonder how your dysfunctional flight will survive what you and Tons both know is a high-level simulation. You shake your head. The Gizor scenario, for kriff’s sake! You meet Tadia’s gaze, and raise an eyebrow in an unspoken question. She returns your gaze, her disconcertingly green face netural in expression as she nods slightly. Well, that’s at least one person you can count on. Probably.>WHICH SIMULATOR ARE YOU HEADING TO?>Gat-12 Skipray Blastboat.>TIE/Ln FighterSorry for the delay. Didn't expect shit to go so long.
>>43056850We're talking expensive like Luke Skywalker, We could buy our own ship for that price!, expensive
>>43056884>TIE/lnNo shields, all guts.We're all gonna die>>43056856>empty stomachYou'll be more sharp and aggressive. It's only benefits !Also Moff, you should be able to cut time between posts if you add an image. It makes your posts easier to see, too.>>43056772I blame the movies for not showing the bad side of the empire apart from "let's blast that planet because we're eviiiiil".It's hard to counter the inherent value of order.
>>43056884>TIE/Ln Fighter>pic related
>>43056884>Gat-12 Skipray BlastboatI desire heavy firepower and command!
>>43056884>>Gat-12 Skipray BlastboatFirepower is always best.What species is Tadia?
>>43056884>Gat-12 Skipray Blastboat.gotta go with the gat
For those who don't know what the Skipray, she's a 4-man gunship equipped with a hyperdrive and often used as a patrol vessel. A first step towards commanding a captial ship. She has a pilot's seat, two gunners seats and a navigator seat.>>43056930Tadia is a Mirilan, complete with the disgusting tattoos and the strange accent.
>>43056884>TIE/Ln FighterSHIELDS ARE FOR REBEL COWARDS!FOR THE EMPIRE!
>>43056884>Gat-12 Skipray BlastboatFirepower and shields.
>>43056884>>TIE/Ln FighterCaptcha that's a mailbox not a damn street sign.
>>43056884>Gat-12 Skipray Blastboat.should be less reflex focused and let us focus on the bigger picture
>>43056884>>Gat-12 Skipray Blastboat.Oh baby
>>43056884>TIE/LnNO SHIELDSNO HYPERDRIVENO PROBLEM
>>43056884>Gat-12 Skipray Blastboat.
>>43056884>TIE/Ln FighterWe're going into a battle not a damn baby-sitting scenario. We're going to need something that can dip, duck, dive and dodge. Sure there are two gunners, but navigation? Commander? Seems like dead weight to me.>>43056943>Tadia is a Mirilan, complete with the disgusting tattoos and the strange accent.Sounds hot.
>>43056884Skipray. Let's go line officer like a motherfucker
>>43057033looks like someone's got some xeno fever, make sure to inspect her outer rim for any rebels safe havensand compliance with local sector regulations
>>43056884>Gat-12 Skipray Blastboat.Sounds like a tank in space.
>>43057033>>43056943>pic possibly related
>>43056884>SkiprayLet's go full command
>>43054756>and check over your messages.I don't know how I feel about this
>>43057033>Tadia is a Mirilan, complete with the disgusting tattoos and the strange accent.>Sounds hot.I like how you can remplace all the parts of this sentence by anything that comes in mind, and it still fits /tg/ perfectly.>Tadia is an astromech unit, complete with the round dome and the beeping noises>Sounds hot.
>>43057033The last bloke who hit on her disappeared from the Academy a week later. Apparently, he was some kind of traitor. Apparently.>>43057077A mix between a tank and a flying fortress.
>>43057097Looks like some smuggler whore. I desire a pure Imperial waifu
>>43057097Mean & GreenKinda wish she lived long enough to experience joys of a http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/StealthX
So why do people want to go into a flying brick when our mind and reflexes are better suited for a fighter? Because if we fail we are out of the academy.
>>43056900Yeah, but consider the cost of replacing a dozen TIE/ln and pilots to one TIE Defender that can keep that pilot not only alive, but accruing more experience.Being able to throw pilots and material at a problem until it dies sounds good for propaganda, but accounting and logistics shows that it just doesn't work. At least for pilots that need training.It would be a different story if the Empire lowered standards for its pilots so that they could be thrown into battle with only two weeks of training from the moisture farms.
VOTING IS OVERYou have selected the Skipray Blastboat. May the Emperor have mercy on your souls ;^)Writeup begins.
>>43057144More shields, more fire power. Your mind and reflexes are used plenty in tank fighting.
>>43057144Reflexes and a quick mind are also good for a commander.Taking in information and coming up with plans rapidly is the job of a leader.
>>43057144Because we want our own Star Destroyer?Ace piloting is for Jedi and smugglers, not proper Imperials.
>>43057144I'm concerned that plot armor may not be enough to counteract the cannon fodder Tie Stigma? Mind will help figuring what and when to shoot and Reflexes will allow us to hit it.
>>43057144>MindHeavier armor, shields, and a gunner help to reduce the amount of attention you need to stay alive, increasing the amount of attention you can dedicate to turning the battle in your favor. Can't think when you haven't got shields or armor, in an extremely fast fighter which will have difficulty surviving even a glancing hit.
>>43057144commandI wanted tie to, but thems the breaks
>>43057144I think, given the description of the Battle, that getting hit is going to happen unless we're one kind of prodigy like Quint.Better to have that shield, then.
>>43057175Yeah it's a great job for a commander, but what about our pilot? How can we be sure they have a quick mind and reflexes? If we have ours and hop in a TIE fighter, we don't have to rely on other people and we can show our stuff. >>43057119It's ok, Wibbles, I've had quite of interaction with your type of Galactic Empire. I'm well familiar with the rules by now
>>43057206Shame the vote is almost TIE
>>43057256Also we don't control the guns, we have to rely on the turret gunner for that, and the guy running ordinance. We're also probably going to be striking capital ships until we run out of Torpedoes (which will be fast, the earliest model of GAT-12 only holds four torps) as opposed to in a fighter, where we can continue to hit targets until we are dead or there are no fighter targets.
>>43056236>The damned Rebels took care of that.hey fuck you, what kind of perverted fantasy is that?? And who the fuck seriously picks to be in the Empire? My man, you may know a lot about the films, but you missed one key-element: The Empire is the antagonist, the BAD GUYS.
>>43057275Fucking Emperor damn it Carlos!
>>43057373Everything is a matter of perspective.
>>43057373Please elaborate on your grade-school morality for our reading pleasure.
>>43057373>Empire.>The bad guy ever. Rebel scum detected.
The simulator for the Skipray Blastboat is bolted against the wall of the hangar, and consists of what looks like the bridge of a Skipray that’s been sawed off just behind the seam before the top turret. The ship is an ugly, blocky thing; a far cry from the intimidating dagger-shape of the Imperial-class. Still, it’s the ship that you Fleet Command candidates have been performing simulated and live-fire combat training in for the past year. Your mind runs over the specs of the Skipray. Shields and hyperdrive coupled with heavy armour make it closer to a smaller version of the old Carrack-Class cruiser than the TIE Fighters that the Flight Branch jockeys handle.You’re not even required to wear the bulky flight suits TIE Pilots wear – the Skipray has life support, something of a luxury at the lower echelons of the Navy. She’s durable, but she pays for it by being slow and sluggish. Which explains the absolute overkill that the Sienar techs installed into the weapon ports. No less than three ion cannons, a Proton Torpedo tube and a Concussion Missile tube make up the forward-facing armament, and further protection is provided by a rotating rapid-fire twin laser cannon turret mounted on the top of the craft. Heh, laser. You know better. It’s just an overcharged blaster with better range.You don’t even need to wait for the techs to bring up a ladder. You simply clamber up onto the starboard-side wing with a movement that you’ve practised so many times that it is second nature, and open up the hatch on the side. The bridge inside is relatively cramped, with the cockpit separated from the rest of the crew by a closed door. Quint, of course, pushes ahead of you and steps into the cockpit, before sealing the door after him. You shake your head and wait as Tons takes up a position on the main gunnery console and Tadia seats herself at the turret console. After a moment, you settle down into the communications and navigations seat.1/3
>>43057373Are you familiar with the concept of roleplaying, anon ?Do you really really thing that every soldier in a galaxy-spanning military is a cartoon-style twirling -mustache villain ?Aw, who I am kidding ; I just want to genocide aliens, segregate droids and women, hit innocent bystanders with stray blaster shoots, and be generally evil
>>43057430>a Proton Torpedo tube and a Concussion Missile tubeOur school must pretty advanced to be fielding 12h simulators. Those are new and the Navy didn't buy very many. >pic related
>>43057430Also known as the Captain’s seat. Normally, it is an honour to be granted Captaincy, but for you it is more of a chore. It is your task to keep these louts on-track and on-task, and you know from experience it is like trying to control a zoo. Your seat is the rear-most one, almost facing towards the stern of the vessel. You power up your console and begin the pre-flight checks. Shields are functional, sensors are functional, comms are functional, hyperdrive’s in good order. “Besh 1 to flight, report readiness.”Unsurprisingly, Tadia is the first to respond, speaking in a crisp voice that doesn’t quite hide her accent. “Besh three, top gun, ready.” She’s got the least work to do with the pre-flight checklist so that’s to be expected. You hope that Quint is the next to speak up, maybe he’s started to take this seriously. Your hopes are dashed as Tons simply responds with. “Weapons, green.” After a full four seconds, Quint’s voice sounds over the internal comm. “Helm, aye.” He says, putting a drawl on the words. The ship thrums with life. Once he reports in, you patch through to Vensenor flight control.“Skipray Aurek 4 to Vensenor Flight Control, request permission to launch.” You say in your most serious, official voice. As always, you hear a snort of amusement from the direction of the cockpit. You have barely enough time to roll your eyes before the reply comes.“Vensenor Flight Control to Skipray Aurek 4. You are cleared for launch. Transferring you to combat control. Good luck out there.” He voice responds, and you are surprised to hear that it is none other than the good Lieutenant Jaxor. You don’t even have time to give the order before Quint fires up the engines and the screen in front of you shows you exiting the Vensenor. 2/3>>43057512I really do spoil you, anon.
>>43057530Damnit Quint.Someone thinks they can do the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs.
>>43057530A moment later, and you’re in space. Already, your sensor console is lighting up with contacts aplently – there’s a Providence-class out there! Your mind struggles to keep track of the sheer number of contacts on your screen, along with identifying their type, heading and armament. If anyone can do this, you can. >Roll 1d10>High is good.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>43057615rollan>>43057512It's a simulator, though, it's not like it costs anything more than a few additional megabits of code.
>>43056884>>43057416>>43057407>>43057401>>43057394yes, and apparently the academy is doing a good job judging from the Stormtroopers marksmanship and the longevity of the tie-fighters. Muahaha. The only good thing to have come from the Empire is the "let the butthurt flow through you" gif, kekekekek
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>43057615what are our dice rules?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>43057615
Rolled 4 (1d10)Come on baby
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>43057615Let's see
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>43057615
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>43057615
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>43057615How many rolls you taking?
Best of the first three rolls are counted, unless you roll a 1 (Critfail) or a 10 (Crit success).>>43057636For example...Writing ;^)
We are so, so deadOp, give us another chance
>>43057636>>43057665fucking namefags every time
>>43057665>2, 5, 4
>>43057665We done fucked up.
>>43057665And we've been thrown out of the academy in record time.
>>43057695The 1 appears just before the 4 on my screen matey.Blame my pathetic Australian internet.
>>43057665so a ~21% chance to crit fail every roll, (assuming 10 override) great
>>43057717No, in Best Coast USA it's also there.
>>43057636>>43057635>>43057625Welcome to the Imperial Academy. Please try not to emulate the only cadet that didn't graduate and is still here from last year. At least get your shuttle out of the hangar before crashing it.
>>43057717Woops. I guess pic related is appropriate.
>>43057734Yeah.Pretty awful, frankly.Hell, people complain about crits on a d20.
>>43057775I'm not one to complain about dice usually, but a fail on the first roll makes me want OP to re think this some.
>>43057734The more experience and skill you get, the better your chances will be. Right now, you're still a rookie cadet. And yes, crit-successes do overwrite crit-fails.You’ve trained for this, trained so Force-damned hard that you’ve gotten migraines as a result before. The screen before you starts to spit out sensor silhouettes and you compare their size, energy reading and general shape with the guide screen on your right and double-check using your own memory. You manage to get a squadron of Vulture Droids heading for the portside bridge of the Vensenor and what looks like a flight of Tri-droids heading for a ragged group of TIE Fighters out to starboard before……Well, fierfek. Your headset gives out a piercing electronic shriek and you rip it off of your head before the noise causes permanent hearing damage, wincing from the pain of the static burst. Your screen is now showing errors, faults, static and Emperor knows what else! It takes you a split-second before you realize what is going on, your mind and reaction time giving you a quick recovery. “We’re being jammed!” You call out, and you can hear Tadia curse fluently in some strange language from behind you. What do you do?>Try to clear up the bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps.>Try to get a fix on one of the squadrons you detected earlier>Write-in?
>>43057809>>Try to get a fix on one of the squadrons you detected earlier
>>43057809>Try to get a fix on one of the squadrons you detected earlier
>>43057809>>Try to clear up the bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps.
>>43057809>Try to clear up the bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps.If we can't see anything, we can't do shit!
>>43057775well it honesty depends how bad he makes crit and standard failures
>>43057809>Try to clear up the bleeps, the sweeps and the creepsJammed?! Time to break out the toast!
>>43057809>Try to clear up the bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps.Let's put that mind to use. ECCM.
>>43057809>>Try to get a fix on one of the squadrons you detected earlierthe tri-droids in particular, the TIEs seems to be in difficulty
>>43057809>Try to clear up the bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps
>>43057809through the map, find a clearing of space in the battlefield to buy some time and try to see if there is any capacity to evade the jam blasts.
>>43057809>Write inIt looks like we're being barrage jammed, since the jamming is effecting multiple systems. The advantage of barrage jamming is of course, that it jams all sorts of things, however this means that the jammer's power is limited. Prioritize our communications so we can still give orders, by boosting power to our various communications and sensors systems we should be able to cut through the worst of it.
>>43057809>Write-in?Try to identify the source of the jamming.
>>43057809>Try to clear up the bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps.How long have you waited to use that picture?
>>43057995I googled it just then. I'm writing this whole thing from the seat of my pants.
We 're gonna need a bigger thread.
>>43057990Can't identify anything if we're blind, and deaf. Sensor's and comms are jammed.
>>43058089I have baked fresh bread for the Emperor!
>>43057665Use FFG dice tables. It's fucking designed for this.