"My life's been a flying clusterfuck recently" edition.Last: >>2994473Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2994473/Cast factbook here (includes individual proficencies, Quirks, and basic personality assessments): https://pastebin.com/XJQtqAc0Roll-under system, doubles are critical successes and failures.Write-ins are encouraged, but QM has final say.> You are David Isaac Fischer, first-year student at Skyrock Academy with a Quirk that lets you calculate out physical interactions with near-perfect accuracy. Most recently, you were appointed a team captain in a hostage rescue training exercise. Cast as a villain against Duke's team, you managed to get a win... barely.>TeamsTeam 1: -Henrietta Bonney, AKA "Oakley"-Walter Clarkson, AKA "Dreammaker"-Ryan Ferris, AKA "Totenkopf"-William Kane, AKA "Strigoi"-Apollo Jones, AKA "Lighthouse"Team 2:-David Fischer, AKA "Newton" (you)-Keane Carter, AKA "Overwatch"-Joanna Smith, AKA "Lapse"-Rebecca Jackson, AKA "Nemesis"-Joshua Sheen, AKA "Mister Lustrous"Team 3:-Duke Lambeaux, AKA "Carrefour (III)"-Vincent Kilenrock, AKA "Default"-Hector Peron, AKA "Disciplina"-Clarissa Hayden, AKA "Melpomene"-John Carlson, AKA "Proteus"Team 4:-Joan Schwartz, AKA "Knockout"-Carey Allen, AKA "Tao"-Peter Blake, AKA "Vheissu"-Harry Barber, AKA "Eclipse"-Reginald Darger, AKA "Slick"Your teachers greet you as you cross the plaza."Well done, Team 2. You managed to rob the safe. Now... tell me what you did wrong."Joshua blinks (you wonder how his eyes work, briefly). "Pardon?""You passed, but two of you were arrested, and two more would have been arrested if the scenario had continued. I want you to explain what errors you made that led to this.">Our coordination was poor; we should have stayed in a group.>We underestimated the enemy.>We relied too much on technology.
>>3029584>We didn't plan as well as could have, leading to poor coordination and an overestimation in our own abilities while underestimating those of our enemiesAll three, baby
>>3029584>We underestimated the enemy.
>>3029584this >>3029591also excited for a new thread! glad to have you back
>>3029591>>3029649>>3030146"We didn't plan as well as we could have, which led to us overestimating our abilities, underestimating our opponents, and failing to have any meaningful coordination in the field."Argus nods curtly. "A very succinct summary, Fischer. You didn't consider the optimal usage of your team's Quirks and manpower, overlooked vital aspects of your enemy's Quirks, and failed to properly leverage your situational advantage. Fortunately, you will have another chance to display your competency at defense. Now, take a seat in the house over there while the other team runs their simulation."Your group settles into their seats. Keane tries to rub some circulation back into his wrists from the cuffs, while Joshua and Joanna wash their faces. Rebecca sighs through her mask."We should have just killed all the other hostages once we knew we just needed the manager. We should do that next time.">You're right>No, we need them as human shields>We don't know if the scenario will be the exact same next time>Why are you so eager to kill people?
>>3031381>We don't know if the scenario will be the exact same next time>Why are you so eager to kill people?
>>3031381>What happened down there anyways? I only caught the last bit of it.
>>3031381>We don't know if the scenario will be the exact same next time>Why are you so eager to kill people?>What happened down there anyways? I only caught the last bit of it.>Kinda needed em alive until the manager came out, and by then our comms were fucked.
>>3031381>No, we need them as human shields>Why are you so eager to kill people?
>>3031381>We don't know if the scenario will be the same next time."I regret not utilizing your quirk Rebecca. Perhaps we should have set traps."
>>3031423>>3031496>>3031639"We needed them alive until the manager came out, and by that time, Vincent had already gotten into our comms. As for 'next time'; we have no clue if the scenario will even be the SAME the next time around; they'll probably alter the locations of some of the stuff to prevent either team from using their previous experience to metagame. Why are you so eager to kill these people anyways?"Rebecca shakes her head. "You just think that because you want me to be the bad guy here. They clearly WANT us to kill the hostages: the heroes score points based partially on how many hostages are still alive. That's basically saying 'if you're the villains, you should kill the hostages.'"Keane suddenly speaks up. "Are you sure about that, Rebecca? That's not really a direct incentive-""Yeah, if points as Heroes and Villains count the same. Which they probably won't; this test is supposed to be about how well we can work together as a team to stop a hostage situation, not how good we are at robbing a hotel."You hadn't thought of that."Good point, Rebecca. So... what happened down there? I only caught the tail end of what happened in the lobby.""Vincent turned up out front with John and started negotiating; said they would go to the other end of the plaza if we released a hostage. 'You' told us to play along and let one out. When we opened the doors, Hector and Clarissa swung down from above and got the drop on us; they must have gone along the wall from an adjacent building. I was too focused on monitoring Duke to realize what was going on: he was slipping through the ventilation system and I wanted to warn you if he got close." Keane hangs his head. "I'm sorry; I made a rookie mistake.">It's fine; we were all played pretty hard>Just don't do it again>As long as you learn from them, it's fine to make mistakes>Yeah, that was a pretty bad mistake to make
>>3033114>>It's fine; we were all played pretty hardWe still won in the end though, it's all about learning
In all fairness, I'm pretty sure that the Hero team made considerably worse mistakes. Combat-wise they were coordinated, but they made a pretty significant gamble (which failed and resulted in civilian injury/possibly civilian death) by sending in their members in secret like that instead of playing along. Lives are more important than money, only go for a takedown if you're 100% positive you and your team can neutralize ALL threats before harm comes to anyone; you can always put the criminals away at their homes, when they're unprepared and overly secure in their victory, through investigative work (or just by planting tracking bugs on them, VINCENT). The best heroes aren't the ones who take out villains in flashy battles, but the ones who play it safe and have the people's best interests in mind.And seriously - banks are insured. Even if investigations come up with absolutely fucking nothing, it's not that big of a loss compared to someone getting killed. Do your best, but don't over-reach. Otherwise the criminals might order their gang to kill everyone, like we did.
>>3033159or if they are already killing hostages whole sale, at that point it goes from damage prevention to recovery and prevention on a greater scale.>>3033114I didn't see Vincent jamming comms either. We all got played in various ways.
>>3033129>>3033146"It's fine; we were all played pretty hard. Besides, we still won; it's all about being able to learn from our mistakes and do better next time.""Yeah, it's better to screw up here where it's just robots and stuff than in the real world! Hey, Joshy-""Don't call me that.""-Can I ask you something? How do you taste stuff? Because your tongue's made out of some kind of crystal or whatever, so shouldn't you not be able to taste stuff and stuff?"Joshua rolls his eyes, producing a sound slightly like a mortar scraping in a pestle. "I taste just like anyone else can, provided I keep my tongue sufficiently malleable. The precise science is uncertain; they believe it has something to do with the body's Keikei field allowing my internal organs to function ordinarily despite their crystalline-"Joanna barges on. "So, like, when you get poked in the eye it still hurts?""No, actually; my eyes are hard crystal; a bit like wearing goggles at all times-""How do you go to the bathroom?"Joshua's crystals start to undergo rubedo. "That's a bit-""I mean, you don't have to go into details or anything if you don't want.">Did your parents not raise you right, Joanna?>Okay, question time's over, we should think about how we should approach our next match>Yeah, Joshua, how DO you go to the bathroom?
>>3033320>Next time Joanna, get to know a guy better before asking him about his bodily function, alight?>now changes to our defense, what can we do better?
>>3033320>Okay, question time's over,
>>3033325>>3033357>>3033535>>3033858"Hey, Joanna, you should probably wait until you know someone better before you start asking him about his bodily functions."Joanna sighs and sinks a bit into her outfit. "FINE. But I know we were all thinking it.""Your... enthusiasm is well-noted, Joanna, but I am a PERSON, not a sideshow exhibit. My intimate anatomy is my business and my business only.""Let's focus, you two: our defense. How can we improve it for the next time?""The way I see it, there are two general approaches. Either we can operate openly and try to leverage the hostages against the Heroes, or we can operate covertly and try to ambush the Heroes when they breach. There are merits to both, of course, but with our powerset, I would say covert operation is more favorable.""In my opinion, our primary mistake was dividing our forces as thinly as we did. Next time, I believe the most capable of us in direct combat- myself, David, or Rebecca- should stay behind with the hostages, while the rest retrieve the contents of the safe as a unit.""We should use the hostages as human shields better next time. As soon as the Heroes turn up, we each grab one.""I have an idea." Joanna pauses to spit out the gum she'd been chewing on into a wrapper. "I should go with David, and stay behind him. Then I use my Quirk, and no one knows what we're doing, so then they just try to hide out of sight and hit us in one go, so they don't get confused. With David's Quirk, I bet he could hit people around corners and stuff, so its basically unbeatable! The best part is, it works for both sides!"Your eyebrows involuntarily raise slightly. You think that's the longest Joanna's train of thought has ever gone in the same direction.Argus raps on the doorframe. "Team 2, get ready. You're up against Team 4. You'll be the Heroes, they, the Villains. You have three minutes to discuss your plan."BASICS OF THE SCENARIO:A group of villains have attacked a high-class resort hotel and have taken the staff hostage! They're targeting the contents of the hotel safe, which contains hundreds of thousands in cash, jewelry, and other valuables. To open the safe, which has anti-breach measures, the villains will have to find a key card hidden in the hotel and find a way to use the manager's biometrics. The hotel is 4 stories tall; the first floor contains a lobby, restaurant, and staff quarters which contain the safe, while the other floors have a standard hotel layout; a central hall serving various rooms. There are two stairwells and an elevator: the Western stairwell has roof access. There are a total of 15 hostages, excluding the manager; their survival is the top priority.>Make a general plan
>>3035312They can just override the safe with the quirks, so we'll need to go in covertly but fast. Keane can find where their vision is lacking and have us exploit as a group.
>>3035312We go in covertly, using Keane to help track their movements and move around in their blindspots. If ANY of them is alone, we hit them fast and hard at range, and the very first thing we should target is their communicator to cut them off from warning anyone. Joanna should make sure in any fights to constantly use whatever she can (even hiding behind an ally if necessary) to help wipe the opponent's memories, as rapidly as possible. Joshua's going to want to be prepared to flash people (with light, you sicko) in a directed manner to blind them, and in these fights Keane should remain as aware of the OTHER villains as possible, to inform us if any are enroute and where from. Rebecca, obviously, should try to use her quirk strategically during the fights - we can't afford to have too much collateral damage. If stealth ever fails, or if we can't take someone down immediately and thus a drawn out fight occurs, then the preferable people to be the "primary" engager (with others supporting if possible) for each person is as thus:Joan - JoshuaCarey - RebeccaPeter - JoshuaHarry - JoannaReginald - UsNote that if the floor is slicked from reggie, plan to use that against carey and joan specifically. I can't see carey's quirk helping him not to slip, but I could be wrong. And Joan can be super fast, but that just makes slippery shit a better opportunity in my opinion.And, as always: If a hostage is actively threatened, back down and back off. ONLY engage if the hostage can be safely secured with 100% certainty. Hostage safety and wellbeing is paramount, be willing to comply with the villains if necessary.I'm open to criticisms and adjustments on this plan
>>3035424you got Joshua twice
>>3035436Yeah, it's assuming we don't free-for-all them all at once and don't end up taking both joan and peter on at the same time like a bunch of dumbasses.
>>3035424I like it
>>3035424With Rebecca, I think she would be useful against Reginald, especially if he is on a team. He seems emotional, and a lot can go wrong when your powers involve making things slick.A potential idea. We could go into the hotel and get the manager, and bring him out. Then we could use him as a bargaining chip so that they will release the captives. We could try to use Joanna to trick them into releasing more as well.
>>3036441I considered it, but reginald's combat ability is so abysmal that he isn't really a threat when it comes to anything other than things being unexpectedly slippery. And slipperyness doesn't matter when it comes to projectiles, hence why I chose us for the job of taking him out - he can slick up all he wants, but it's not going to save him from being pelted in the balls from across the room.
>>3035424>>3035516You explain the plan to the group."Alright, I don't see any issues.""Agreed. Now; time's up." Keane pauses for a second, then pulls out an electronic pad from his belt and starts sketching. "Slick and Vheissu are in the kitchen. Eclipse and Knockout are... in the elevator, it looks like, going up. Tao's outside the safe. Reginald's pretty nervous, but the rest are calm. Now, we could cross from the roof of one of the nearby buildings, or though the back doors to the kitchen or the laundry room, or through the front doors.">Plan your first move
>>3038345Does he have eyes on the hostages?If no hitting Tao in the safe is our best bet, they'll need to converge to get out there. We take him out quick before they get the manager we can then handle the slick and Vheissu.
>>3038345I'm not sure who I'd pick exactly, but I think we should send one team in where the safe is to deal with Carey while another team goes to take care of Peter and Reggie. If we're quick enough we might be able to take them out in time to usher all the hostages out before Joan and Harry get back downstairs. Then it would just be a matter of dealing with those two, and even if we fail we've completed the important part of the mission.Ideally, whoever's doing their planning won't have expected us to go for the hostages instead of just trying to stop them. I think it would work, just as long as the safe room is strong enough that Joan can't rip the door off of its hinges right away and be downstairs immediately.
>>3038345I'm not entirely sure what the layout of this place is, but my vote would be for whichever one seems to have the best shot to go take Tao out without running into anyone.
>>3038345shit, I just realized>best girl names herself KnockoutWe missed a good chance to make a pass at her based on her hero name
>>3038359"Can you locate the hostages?""It looks like... they're in the kitchen. What's our play?">Attack Tao>Try to save the hostages from Slick and Vheissu
>>3040374>Try to save the hostages from Slick and VheissuHostages are priority in the moment, criminals can always be picked up after the fact (watch Heat for an example of how a post-heist manhunt goes down), but we can't unkill people.
>>3040374>Try to save the hostages from Slick and Vheissu
>>3040374>>Try to save the hostages from Slick and Vheissu
>>3040374>Attack TaoDefeat in Detail
>>3040374>Try to save the hostages from Slick and VheissuJust in case they try anything funny with the hostages. Once we've done that, we can try to take out Tao while we exfiltrate with the hostages.
>>3040383>>3040390>>3040419>>3040607"We're getting the hostages. Lustrous, take Peter. I'll handle Reggie. Overwatch, cover our flank and monitor Carey; he's the closest to us. The rest of you, free the hostages and get them to safety."Keane nods. "If Joan starts coming for us, I doubt you'll need my Quirk to know."You take up positions around the back door to the kitchen; Overwatch up against the dumpster looking behind you, Nemesis and Lapse to one side, ready to follow in after you. Yourself and Mister Lustrous on either side of the door.>Go in loud: knock the door off its hinges and rush in>Go in quiet: gently open the door and slip in with Mr. Lustrous to try and sneak up on the enemy
>>3040722>Go in quiet: gently open the door and slip in with Mr. Lustrous to try and sneak up on the enemyNo need to go loud just yet. Doing so prematurely will only needlessly endanger civvies.
>>3040722>Go in quiet: gently open the door and slip in with Mr. Lustrous to try and sneak up on the enemy
>>3040722>Go in quiet: gently open the door and slip in with Mr. Lustrous to try and sneak up on the enemyBut be ready to transition to full bore violence of action if we're spotted.
>>3040722>Go in quiet: gently open the door and slip in with Mr. Lustrous to try and sneak up on the enemyWe should keep in mind that here Reggie is probably the bigger threat to the civvies. If I remember correctly, his sweat is flammable. If we're not careful he could start a pretty big fire with a bunch of hostages at the center of it.
>>3040825If that happens, Lustrous being made out of crystal would probably be the best choice to go in and grab those in danger. Also, seeing as he seems to have some control over his facets, do you think he can change himself in such a way that he can keep traction if he has to walk over Reggie's sweat? Like, giving himself cleat feet?
>>3040732>>3040741>>3040745>>3040797>>3040825You gently push open the door- and feel something catch. A thin string is tied between the knob and a grenade stuck to the wall. You quietly cut it and motion for Lustrous to follow you in.All but one of the hostages are lined up against the giant range stove and are seated in a pile of shimmering oil. Peter holds a grill lighter in one hand and a water bottle in the other, while Reggie has armed himself with a knife and has the remaining hostage kneeling by him, minus a hand. Both are facing the front door."So... they should have started moving by now, right?""Yeah. Probably already here. You think they're going to go in from the roof or what?""N-nah, that doesn't sound right. They'll probably go for us: I mean, we have the hostages, right?""That's the plan. Relax, Reg; Carey and Harry's plan is rock solid.""I guess."You have an angle on Peter's lighter- a solid one. One good throw will knock it out of his hand.>Take the throw>Try to move closer to the two of them without being caught.
>>3041981>Try to move closer to the two of them without being caught.
>>3041981>Try to move closer to the two of them without being caught
>>3041981Is the floor dry of oil? Because it would really blow our cover if we end up slipping while trying to sneak up on them.
>>3042069The floor looks grease-free except for the puddle around the hostages. You can't see much of the area right by the doorway to the banquet hall, however; the kitchen island blocks the view.
>>3041981Maybe we should also try to disable them in a way that doesn't tip off the others. After all, they got headsets just as we do.
>>3042087Then,>Try to move closer to the two of them without being caught.Also, we could probably make use of that grenade. Is it flashbang? A pineapple grenade would seem a little extreme for an exercise.>>3042099Far as I can tell, the best way is to knock them out before they suspect anything, or break their communicators.
>>3042001>>3042065>>3042157>>3042371Sorry, was real puny the last couple days and had to save my mental energy for other things. Will be on all day today and tomorrow, save for when I sleep.You signal Lustrous and start slowly creeping up along the island. Roll 1d100, 30 or lower passes, best of three.
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>3048005
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>3048005
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>3048005
>>3048013You sidle up along the island, keeping yourself right behind Vheissu and Slick's field of view... You feel your hood catch on something hanging off the island. You reflexively try to grab it, but it's too late; the pan goes clattering to the floor and the two turn around."Aw, shit!." Reggie's hand goes to his ear. "They're here, everyone!"Peter shakes his head. "Bad call, dudes." He lights the lighter.>Plan your next move
>>3048045throw something at it to knock it out of his hands. As long as that flame doesn't touch the Slick's lighter fluid, we should be safe.
>>3048045And in one fell swoop we just lost every situational advantage we had here. Good game everybody, was fun while it lasted.>Try to throw something at just the right angle to knock the lighter away from the puddle of grease.
>>3048045Knock the lighter out of his hand and out of the path of the grease.
>>3048289>>3048045Oh Also have our team due full court rush, take these guys out fast.
>>3048227>>3048266>>3048289>>3048300"Team, breach NOW!"Lustrous goes barreling at Reggie while you ready a throwing baton. Roll. 70 or under passes, need 2 out of 3 rolls for total success.
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>3048441Damn! Let's try that again.
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>3048431"Call THIS!"
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>3048431
>>3048444>>3048445You nail Pete's wrist nerve cluster and watch as the lighter clatters on the ground, quickly guttering. You hear Reggie smash into the counter and handcuffs click."One down, boss."The rest of your team sprints through the door. Nemesis walks towards Peter's flank, positioning herself to intercept if he runs for the doors. Lapse heads for the hostages. Overwatch levels his crossbow (with a soft-tip bolt) at Peter."It's over, Vheissu. Just give up."Peter raises his hands- and his hair stands on end."Careful; I'm a bit touchy, man. Plus, you wouldn't wanna get Jo upset, right?"He gives you a knowing wink.>Don't respond>I don't know what you're talking about.>Yeah, so I've got to stop her.>Shut it
>>3048774>I don't know what you're talking about.Blush and look away
>>3048774>If anything, I think she would be disappointed with me if I went easy on her. Nice try though.
>>3048774>Yeah, so I've got to stop her.Does he not understand the appeal of a muscle waifu?It's the challenge. We have to keep up with her, not go easy on her. A muscle waifu will just be offended if you go easy on them.
>>3048774Now that I think about it, if we really want him to drop his guard so we can gang up on him before he can fight back, we could do something else.>"Who said that I'm after Jo?" wiggle eyebrows.He'll never see it coming!
>>3048774>Take care of him, Lustrous.Don't acknowledge the barb, just make sure we send in the right guy for the job. It's clear that Vheissu is going to try to use his quirk here, based on his hair standing up.
>>3048831>>3048832>>3048835"Lustrous, cuff him.""Trust me, David, you're making a mistake here. Any of you take one step closer to me or try to move the hostages, they all die."You shake your head. "You're bluffing; if you could have killed them, you'd have already done it.""Not everyone's your pet psychopath, man. Not a big fan of hurting people, even if they're just training drones. But I'll do it if you don't leave Reggie and walk."You look around for ways he could hurt the hostages. Roll 1d100; lower is better, best of three.
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>3048889
Rolled (1d00)>>3048889Powers of Observation, ACTIVATE
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>3048894what in the hell
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>3048889Pls god
>>3048894what does this mean! we should get something for this
>>3049134He just rolled a 00 instead of a 100 sided dice on accident.
>>3048897There's a fuel canister lying in the midst of a trail of grease leading to the hostages. You have no idea how hard Peter's hair is when he uses his Quirk, but if it could raise a spark... Reggie's grease would go up like bonfire.You ALSO notice something else; Reggie seems to be fidgeting in his seat against the kitchen island-and his oil is starting to pool around him. The fuel can might be a distraction for... whatever Reggie's doing.>Call Peter's bluff>Back down
>>3049213>Call Peter's bluffthere are no lives at stake, we're already in blitzmode, we don't have time for this. Knock him out the box
>>3049213>>3049213>Call Peter's bluffReggie is going to try and grease his way out of the cuffs
>>3049249This. Get Reggie to cut it out
>>3049213>Call Peter's bluff>Throw something at Reggie in an area that’ll knock him out
>>3049232>>3049249>>3049363>>3049383"Lustrous, put Reggie to sleep. Lapse, take the hostages out."You smack the fuel canister out of the way with a stress ball."Your move, Peter."Peter shakes his head as his hairs settle back into place. "Okay, that was a bluff, but this isn't; unless you leave the hostages where they are, they die. Guarantee you."Lapse looks up. "Really? How does that work, because, like, I've taken a look at them and you don't have bombs on them or anything.""I'm not bluffing, man. Try me.">Fine, just cuff Peter. We don't have time for this.>Nice try; Lapse, clear them out.
>>3050011>Ask the hostages if it's true or not.They're there, and they probably SAW everything that happened to them. They'd know if they got hooked up to something bad.
>>3050011Overwatch where are the others right now?Lapse blank him see if he repeats his story.Best guess here is that they were going to have eclipse ignite them with light beams or that the oil is flammable in sunlight.>>3050039also this.
>>3050011Supporting >>3050039 >>3050042
>>3050039>>3050042>>3050051>>3050096>>3050163You turn to the nearest drone. "Is this true?""I-do-not-know-what-he-is-talking-about.""Yeah, they wouldn't, would they? C'mon, Mr. Second-Best, what's it going to be? Every second you waste means we're one second closer to winning.""Overwatch, where are the others?""Let me check... Harry's coming down the stairs, Joan's two floors above us, and Carey's... right outside the door to the banquet hall. Doesn't seem like he's coming in any time soon."Peter laughs. "That settles it then, man. You guys just lost.">Plan your next move
>>3050346This would be a bit easier to visualize with a map>Position Peter right under Joan's position, in case she comes crashing down from two floors up.>See if you can move some of Reggie's oil (or just find some alternative oil in the kitchen, since a restaurant's kitchen is bound to have some) so that it seeps under the door Carey's outside of. If it doesn't slip him up, light it on fire.I doubt he can absorb thermal energy, so it'll get him to fuck off. Him slipping is still preferable, though.I expected this with all the stalling he did, but come on...that was too much forced stalling, QM. How many times do we have to call him on it and still not make our move out of there? I was expecting us to actually do something more than just talk to him so long that we fall into their very obvious keikaku we heard them talking about
>>3050365supporting, because I got nothing
>>3050365This I guess, also backing the spoiler because damn this was some bullshit.
>>3050365>>3050393>>3050501Yeah, mea culpa on that. Sorry.You shake your head. "That's not very likely."You grab Peter and slap cuffs on him, then pass him off to Overwatch. "Put him right under Joan; she won't try anything if it'll end up hurting him."Lapse raises her hand. "Ooh! I have an idea! Let's put him with the hostages, so that way they'll all be safe, because if they try to hurt them they'll hurt Peter too!"You nod. "Good idea. When we move the hostages, we'll do that."Nemesis rolls her shoulder a bit. "Okay, so... what should we do about Tao?""That part's a bit more tricky, but not impossible. Lustrous, help me with the fryer."Two arm-wobbling minutes later, you have the bulky metal box in front of the doors."All right, on three, we dump the fryer; Lustrous, you'll want to grab the back here and here and lift until the fryer's at a 56-degree angle relative to its original position."Joshua raises his eyebrows with a flurry of clinks. "Pardon?""Just... lift until I say stop."The oil spills out and seeps under the door in a hungry tide. You hear a rough thump as something hits the ground."He's down, Newton. Joan continues to hold position."Lustrous upends the almost-empty fryer to one side. "So, shall we?"Tao is scrambling in a pool of fry oil as you step outside. He stops once he notices your feet near his face. "Well played. I was WAY too focused on the door-""I don't have time for banter, Carey- I wasted too much time on Peter, anyways. Are you going to come quietly?""No point in fighting anymore, now, is there? I'd be quick, though; I think we have the key card by now."Overwatch's voice crackles in your headset as you cuff Tao. "Eclipse is almost at the ballroom- and Joan's starting to move. Looks like she's headed for the elevator.">Plan your next move
>>3050548Ask the hostages if there is some kind of switch for the building's power. If there is we might be able to use it to deactivate the elevator and the card reader.
>>3050548All is forgiven. At least you're not one of those QMs that ignores criticism, those goyim are the worst>>3050651This guy has a good idea, I think. Alternatively, if there's some kind of "Total lockdown" system in the building, that could work just as well I think.
>>3050651This then have one of ours escort the hostages out of the building to safety.
>>3050651>>3050665>>3050731>>3050797>>3050816You pick up Tao by the shoulder and walk him back into the kitchen."You-you're part of the staff, right? Is there a panic button or central power fuse in this building?"The drone's head nods with a sharp pair of whirrs. "Yes-there-is-an-emergency-lockdown-proceedure-it-can-be-triggered-from-the-managers-office.""What about a power switch? Just in case the lockdown's been sabotaged.""Power-is-controlled-from-the-generator-room-in-the-basement-behind-the-laundry-room.""You've been very helpful, thank you."You turn to your team.>Choose who you'll take with you, if anyone.
>>3052636Have overwatch escort the prisoners and hostages out of dangers reach. (I assume there’s a safe zone for heros like there is villians. The rest of us cut off the others at the safe.
>>3052645Maybe we should have someone else stay with Overwatch? It wouldn't do to have the other team overwhelm him and free the others
>>3052636We've removed the baddie's communication devices, right? Wouldn't want them to relay anything back to their team.Send Lapse to get the hostages out, and we'll go to the power switch to prevent anyone from getting into the vault. The rest will remain here to watch over the guys we captured, with Overwatch relaying position data of our enemies so as to prevent us or Lapse from running into anyone. If Eclipse gets too close to either of us, have Overwatch and Lustrous come to us to help fight against his blinding quirk. If Knockout decides to come out, everyone should converge to her position.I suggest the power switch instead of the shutdown, because if we perhaps break the machine there should be no way into the vault, but there is almost definitely a way to open the building back up from the inside after a lockdown. They won't be able to get what they came for this way.
>>3052645>>3052709>>3052740I actually have a weird proposal.What if the three of us stay here to get the hostages out ASAP, and Overwatch goes to initiate lockdown/shut off power?Think about it: He'll be able to move in stealth way easier without the rest of us around, and he'll always know where everyone else is so there's very little chance of him getting ambushed. So he'll probably get there way quicker than anyone else would. And while he's doing that, we've got all our firepower ready to protect the civilians in case any of the villains show up - we just have to be vigilant about it while overwatch is away.
>>3053017Addendum - Also he can keep us informed of their positions via Comms if any of them start moving around anyways, right? So IMO sending just overwatch to go activate that shit is the smartest plan
>>3053017This sounds reasonable, but I want at least one person to watch over our captures.Also, seriously, let's take that grenade by the door with us. It could be useful.
>>3053049The captures have feet to walk on, so we can honestly herd them with the hostages while we get them out of here.Maybe there's like...a little area we can put them to represent handing them off to police? I'm unsure.Also, I'm definitely supporting taking that grenade. Smart thinking, comrade.
>>3053017supportinglet him go with Evil Eye
>>3054450But...he'd be best off without anyone, since that'd be absolutely minimal profile. He'd be very, very good at avoiding the remaining villains since he only has to worry about himself.Plus if we have 3 people on hostage moving, it'll go by fast enough to definitely get it done with by the time lockdown is initiated/power gets cut.That being said, now that we're talking about it...I think that if he has to shut off power, he should do it in a way that damages the power system so that they can't just easily turn it back on.
>>3053049>>3053633>>3054450Noted! Will create a new thread near the end of this week.In related news: https://twitter.com/AmeracademiaWe're on Twitter now!
>>3057231>Joined May 2012w-what? how long have you been planning this?
>>3057245Old account I made for a school project that I reworked and bleached.Not big on social media myself.