You are Subject 108, also known as Whirlpool.You are very excited to begin your mission. In fact, you are so enthusiastic about it that you are one of the very few who volunteered instead of being chosen. All that time spent studying, working out and whining definitely paid off.(cont)
>>110799However, before you begin you need to establish some variables.Let's start with something simple: Are you a male, or a female?
>>110822>>110824>>110830I anticipated thisAlthough you possess the biological organs of both genders, you look less androgynous and lean more towards the feminine side of the spectrum.To your surprise, you are given the free choice of choosing the location of your new adventure. After all, it would be a waste of energy attending matters you are not interested in.Your choices are:>EARTHYou will be sent to a random point in the familiar blue planet. To avoid overcrowding with multiple subjects, you will be sent to someplace more obscure.>ARCTURUSA frigid planet encased in a war between different races. This planet has untapped resources but it is deep beneath its icy shell.>CYMBIO IVA feral planet covered in swamps and jungles. It is teeming with dangerous organisms and intense humidity.>TALSHURMA mostly-aquatic planet home to an underwater civilization, unstable weather at the surface, and fish, lots and lots of fish.
>>110872Go to the spooky face planet, ArcturusLooks like it is night time in Talshurm
>>110887>>110891It's settled, you will brave the hostile fauna of Cymbio IV.There's one more step before your deployment: You have to allocate points to customize your suit profile. Unlike the others, you are issued an older model, thus more limited in customization.You start off with 1 in each stat with 5 points to distribute.>highest last digit of the first 3-6 replies is accepted>dubs/trips get precedence
>>110972Max mobility and one point in damage resistance
>>110995Damn so close to trips reroll
>>110972maximum mobility and 1 point in spatial distortion.
>>110995>>110999In a planet filled with vicious predators and other life-threatening animals, it pays to be able to mobilize quickly and take a hit when needed. Your SPATIAL DISTORTION remains POOR but you can always upgrade your suit later on.During the landing descent, you hit an animal doing its thing. Even before you left your REPAIR MODULE, you've already scored a solid kill.>>111048Sorry bud, I was mid-way in drawing when you posted.
>>111062Get out and examine the surroundings.
>>111073You stumble out of your REPAIR MODULE, hitting the earth with a soft squish.The ground at your feet is soft and waterlogged, there are even puddles from the amount of water. The "trees" around are masses of tentacle-like vines, most of which secrete some kind of liquid. The air definitely seems mossy.
>>111108Take to the trees!
>>111112You run towards the tree, but your are interrupted by an AMBUSH PREDATOR that was lurking in the ground the whole time!
>>111178Punch it Chewie!
>>111193You swing with your LIGHTLY-ARMORED FIST, but predictably, they do nothing against' the AMBUSH PREDATOR's tough reptilian hide. You managed to get away quickly enough to avoid its ravenous slash.
>>111248Forgot my tripcode there, but I guess it doesn't matter.
>>111248Jump on the beast's head so as to propel yourself upwards and into the trees.Y'know, like Mario.
>>111248Talk to it with your subject powers. They gave you a catsuit for a reason right?
>>111278Unfortunately, the only powers you have is connected to your DIVING SUIT, and its SPATIAL DISTORTION is marked at POOR—only allowing you to traverse space through puddles.>>111260Meanwhile, your MOBILITY is marked at EXCELLENT, allowing you to perform a daring acrobatic feat and latch onto the tree. It feels sorta slimy but nothing that'll make you slip.Wait what. The tree itself decided to latch onto YOU. How did you not see this coming?----Thanks for playing anons, I'm gonna call it quits for the night and I'll resume it tomorrow.
>>111407I've seen enough hentai to know there this is going.
>>112393You fantasize how the situation will emulate the animated erotica you've enjoyed back at home. Those green tentacles ripping off your suit to reveal your vulnerable, human form ready for sexual ravaging. Then you'll bear the tree's seed and eventually give birth to a plant-human hybrid who will-You snap back to reality and find yourself slowly being dropped to some kind of maw. Unfortunately, reality is often far more disappointing than you think. For one thing, your suit is too durable to be torn like basic clothing. Another thing is that the alien tree seems more interested in eating you literally than figuratively.
>>115278Use your max mobility to wiggle free from your binds
>>115278Use your weapon if you have it with you
>>115278Activate the suit's drill mode and proceed to skewer the motherfucker like one of them Japanese animes.
>>115732Your suit is not equipped with a drill, but you do have the next best thing. It's not with you right now, however.>>115726In a fit of dazed negligence, you left your weapon at your REPAIR MODULE.>>115685With maximum MOBILITY, you thrash and wrestle your way out of the tangle. Trying to avoid slipping -into- the maw, you use the slick secretions against the tree and slip free.You nimbly dodge the AMBUSH PREDATOR's swipe as you sprint straight to your REPAIR MODULE to retrieve your weapon.Every subject is issued with a unique harpoon, each with its own functionalities. Yours seems to resemble an ice auger, capable of penetrating difficult surfaces.
>>115943(forgot image, how negligent of me)
>>115946Check for survivors just in case.
>>115969Survivors? You were sent here alone with no one else during the trip. You also haven't encountered anything worth saving so far in here, anyway.
>>115989Enemy survivors. Kill them if they still draw breath (or if they don't breath if then if their heart still beats you get the picture)
>>115989Rip and tear the ambush predator's guts!They're huge, that means they have guts!RIP AND TEAR!
>>115996>>116101Ducking under the creature's cumbersome attempt to grab you, your auger-harpoon quickly scrambles its internal organs and killing it after several seconds.
>>116279Scan for more hostiles. Use the giant creature's corpse as cover.
>>116279Proceed to taunt at the monster's killcam.Also gain that delicious exp.
>>116301Since no one's around, you mockingly dance a celebration of your victory.You require technological resources to upgrade technical aspects of your suit but you can avail TECHNIQUES that allow creative usage of your capabilities.>>116282You try to lift the corpse like an oversized meat-poncho, but manage to drag it a few meters before deciding to use it like some kind of barricade.Your helmet detects no other inherent danger. The alien trees don't count for either it's classified as "plant life" or your digital bestiary is not yet updated. However, your helmet is picking up strange signs in one of those trees.(Thanks again for your patronage, I'm going to sleep now and resume this again tomorrow.)
>>116878Investigate the strange signs closer. Go towards it stealthily.>>116878>(Thanks again for your patronage, I'm going to sleep now and resume this again tomorrow.)Okay. Goodnight OP.
>>116943You drop down to a lower profile and slowly advance towards that particular tree, careful not to attract anymore predators.Your sensors lose track of the target, either it died or it got away from your location. Or maybe it just got swallowed whole.
>>120726Keep heading that direction. Maybe it'll turn up again?
>>121148>we share the same ID(WTF, this is some spooky shit. Either that or I have a reader in the same wifi network as me.)>>121283You sneak past the alien tree in pursuit of the target, hiding behind it when necessary.Aside from more plant life, which is probably still dangerous, there isn't much in view.The alien tree you're using as cover shifts slightly. Guess it ate your target after all. Hopefully it won't turn on you now that it has a meal to keep it docile.
>>121410Return to your REPAIR MODULE and examine it.
>>121410Return to repair module and make sure the ground isn't absorbing it or something.
>>121504>>121521You return to your REPAIR MODULE and find it relatively undisturbed since your arrival. It's covered in moss-rich dirt, plant debris and some animal blood. Its durable enough to survive the immense impact of your landing.Your REPAIR MODULE uses advanced molecular reconstruction to make repairs and modifications to your suit. Any technologies or objects brought into the module can be applied in reconstruction, but results may vary depending on the material used.Although the module comes with its own power source (and backup utilities in case of power failure), it consumes large amounts of power and cannot be used frequently. It has finished recharging however you don't feel like it's worth using it right now.
>>121746Inspect that blue mushroom, it looks suspicious
>>121746Attempt to clean it as best as you can manage before attempting to use it.
(let's ignore the failed post)>>121803It is rather strange, you didn't see the blue mushroom earlier. You poke it and it wobbles slowly and gently in its position. Even the fungus seems to be rather lively.>>121824You start inefficiently wiping off the gunk and debris that's been covering your REPAIR MODULE. You can't clean it completely but you've managed to remove most of the stains. With some neat tricks using your suit's MATTER MANIPULATION UNIT, you effortlessly flip the REPAIR MODULE right-side-up.Your suit isn't damaged at all and you still have plenty of POWER left.
>>121895Take the mushroom for later consumption.
>>121895Check the REPAIR MODULE's other functionalities.
>>121899You store the strange mushroom in your inventory. You hope it doesn't die out without material to feed.>>121920Aside from repairing and reconstructing your suit, recharging the suit's power supply and acting as an improvised shelter; there's little else it can do with it. You do receive a wireless message and you're sure it did not come from the REPAIR MODULE.>Sorry: Your suit does not support pre-installed messages and took me a while to find your location. Anyway, all subjects are given a set of objectives to complete, you are not exempt.>Primary Objective: Our civilization is dying of thirst. Collect water and dump it through your provided porthole to transport it and help replenish supplies.>Secondary objective: None, actually. The scientists have decreed not to give you the ever-so-boring task of dumping black goo. Besides, it might make Cymbio IV's hostible biosphere worse.>>121919You look outside again and see the same thing: alien plant life for kilometers. You feel as if the trees get freakier every time you stop to look around.One of them looks like it ruptured or something, with a foreign object sticking out of it.
>>121972>One of them looks like it ruptured or something, with a foreign object sticking out of it.Let's go get that foreign object. I think we need one of them for uses.
>>121974>>121990You inspect the foreign object jutting out of the alien tree's "flesh" and notice it looks like some kind of sword end.Your helmet's picking up very weak life signs, and they're not the tree's.
>>122074Cut open the tree.
>>122074Free warrior from tree
>>122079>>122112You brandish your HARPOON and begin cutting out the trapped being. You avoid using its auger functions lest you turn what you're trying to rescue into ground meat.After an intense digging session with your weapon's bladed end, you managed to cut open a hole big enough for the captive to slip out.A feminine humanoid wielding a simple sword. She's unconscious and barely breathing.
>>122141Carry or drag the humanoid and her weapon to your REPAIR MODULE.Put her and her weapon inside it and activate it.
>>122143>>122153You stash the sword in your inventory and carefully drag the unconscious humanoid towards your REPAIR MODULE.It would be very nice if your REPAIR MODULE can heal living beings back to life. Unfortunately, it is only compatible with your suits, and it's more likely to kill her as a security measure to avoid larceny.
>>122210I wouldn't have expected it to keep her alive. Let's use her body to upgrade our suit.
>>122210Loot all of the stuff on her and leave her near the REPAIR MODULE.
>>122222Gotta obey the quints, man
>>122222>>122247Aside from her sword, which is already in your inventory, the humanoid only has her clothes. You're already wearing clothes underneath your suit so you don't need it.Wow, she's probably very impoverished, or hails from a primitive civilization.>>122216You're feeling a bit uneasy about this idea. For one thing, recycling her biomass might actually weaken your suit. Then there's the fact that she's still alive despite her unconsciousness and she could still be saved. Plus, alien or not, the thought of undeserving murder would make you vomit had it not been for the LIFE EXTENDER shot rendering your hunger unneeded.Or maybe you just feel like a goody two-shoes pansy right now. Darn your hormonal imbalances.
>>122308Rip a dead creature's skin and cover her with it like a blanket.
>>122316This. You have places to go and business to do, so give her camoflauge/protection if you're so set on saving her so she isnt eaten while you're gone.
>>122316>>122349You feel like a giddy schoolkid who just adopted her first pet.You do a little arts and crafts on the large creature's corpse from earlier and scavenge a makeshift blanket. It's a bit smaller than you planned, your HARPOON keeps tearing off chunks from the corpse and lose even more material.You then drag her into your REPAIR MODULE and lock her inside. You're aware that it will only activate when you're inside and you want it to. You just hope the humanoid stays asleep long enough for you to return or the in-built security system will kill her.
>>122391Right. Time to look for some water. Scan for the nearest source of H2O or just explore aimlessly until you find a body of water if you don't have a water scanner.
>>122391Make a divining rod. Even though divining rods are bullshit and don't work, it will make you feel better as you aimlessly search for water.
>>122397Your helmet isn't advanced enough to contain a water scanner, and if you do you would probably get a ton of false positives. For now you wander around at a brisk pace, using the weird blue buds as a guide.>>122491Nothing so far here seems rigid enough to use as a divining rod. (And you're not erect either) You make do with your HARPOON even though you actually have no idea how divining really works. You just point your instrument at a direction and hope you get something good.You start seeing less and less freaky alien trees and more of those blue buds, some of which have bloomed into a flower. Hopefully this isn't some kind of pollen field.Eventually you arrive near a moat, littered with blue flowers everywhere. In the distance, a large structure made out of scrap metal is situated on the island.(Last update for today, it's midnight so I'm going to hit the hay. See ya'll in 12 hours or so.)
You discover a penny except the head is Amy Schumer. You decide to keep the penny just in case you need it.
>>122689Check the structure for useful items
>>122689First things first: The mission. Gather up that moat water.
>>123057You walked to the middle of the rusty bridge before tossing your PORTHOLE from your inventory into the moat. The water seems murky but you hope it's cleaner than the scum-filled puddles you saw earlier.A small whirlpool forms on the moat's surface indicating that the water transfer has begun. You put off worrying about getting it back, climbing is a legitimate solution anyway.(cont)
>>122781You finish crossing the bridge and approach the large structure on the other side. It's composed of scrap metal and seems battered.You could outright breach the perimeter but that would be inconsiderate. You knock on the closest thing that resembles a door and loud bangs echo inside. If no one answers then you have free reign to do as you wish.A minute passes and a view hole opens. A voice from the other side asks if you feel regret and foolishness It's weird how he can speak english, even though your helmet does not come with a translator.Addressing you as an "unfamiliar vagabond", he asks if you dare to trespass the settlement.
>>125309Ask him what's the name of this settlements and inform him about the girl you found. She must be a part of their tribe.
>>125416He tells you that the settlement has no formal name, it's just referred to as "Our Home".You tell the guard about how you used your harpoon to free the girl trapped in the tree earlier. You also tell him that she's asleep in a safe place. He appears to recognize the person you're referring from his shock.The barricade doors slowly open to reveal more inhabitants, possibly related to the one earlier. One of them is armed with some sort of improvised firearm.The guard will escort you towards someone relevant, and will answer any questions along the way.
>>125578Ask why you're being led to a relevant person and if saving the girl has anything to do with this.
>>125578Bring the girl to them.
>>125859The guard points out that the relevant person is a relative of the girl earlier. You're not sure if that was an attempt at wordplay.You meet a more adult woman waiting anxiously in a room. The guard informs her that you can help. She stands up and introduces herself as someone in a high position of their society. She asks you if you encountered her daughter.>>125970You tell her that you recovered her from a weird tree and she is currently resting. Although you don't have her with you right now, she is in a (hopefully) safe place and you tell her that you will accompany them to her. She is joyful at the information and gives you a rather close hug.
>>126145Return to your REPAIR MODULE and retrieve the girl.
>>126165The woman brings some bodyguards to accompany us. On the way, she mentions that the blue flowers serve as landmarks, however their pollen agitates the "anemones". She offers you her story but you'll save it for when you're done with the rescue.Unfortunately, upon arriving at the destination, you find that there's a HazMat technician, an engineer with a bushwhacking knife, and a gunman preparing to shoot the girl you're trying to rescue.Welp, shit.--I'm gonna resume this next thread. It's verging on autosage and I'll be gone for tomorrow to attend a fiesta. I'll resume this on monday though (+8:00 GMT). Thanks for the patronage, anons.
>>126456Use your insane mobility to tackle the gunman out of the way first, then the shithead engineer on top of the capsul, then the HazMat guy.
>>126456This is not a hostage situation, but try and bargain and get their attention away from the girl. Don't try any funny stuff cause even thought you have MAX MOBILITY, I don't think you can out run a bullet.
>>128156You don't have to outrun a bullet, you just have to outrun a trigger finger. Then again, I guess drawing their attention away would help with that.
>>126456Start a new thread. This one gonna die.
>>138145For anyone still holding out here