he Lighthouse War is over, but conflict still continues.With Erusea's defeat at the hands of the Osean Federation and the International United Nations, the imperial nation has splintered into a confusing mess of separatists, freedom fighters, warlords, rogue military factions, and those seeking to profit from the chaos. Worse, Erusea's many automated drone factories still remain intact, waiting for new masters to come to claim them.The Usean continent remains in crisis, and it's up to a new generation of pilots to face this next generation threat...---Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Unknown%20Sky%20Ace%20Combat%20QuestOther Quests: https://pastebin.com/KYvGiNasRules and Stats: https://pastebin.com/9XGwuWZx---You are MILLY, the "Red Tail", a Belkan Air Force pilot fighting for the IUN!You stand in the hangar deck of the Admiral Andersen, gazing at the countless rows of planes packed together like sardines. Mead had told you that she had pulled some strings to get a replacement for your clearly aging Hornet, and you had free pick among whatever was being stored here. You were looking for something heavy and fast, and according to the manifest, the Andersen was carrying a healthy number of F-14s, F-15s, Su-30s, and Mig-31s.The F-14 and F-15 were primarily Osean made aircraft, while the Mig-31 and Su-30 were more Yuktobanian deals. From your experience, Belka used both types of aircraft, so there wouldn't be any training or logistical complications.The thing was, Osean birds tended to be a bit more all rounder, blending both air to air and air to ground capabilities, with some seriously sophisticated weaponry and avionics. On the other hand, Yuktobanian birds were a bit rougher and lower tech, but they generally had the edge in raw performance. >Osean (F-14, F-15)>Yuktobanian (Mig-31, Su-30)>Other
>>3632838Anyways, I just got called out to last minute dinner thing, so the next post will be delayed a bit longer than usual. However, I'll use that opportunity to give you all more time to figure out and dicuss what plane tree you want to go for!
>>3632838>>Osean (F-14, F-15)
>>3632838>Yuktobanian (Mig-31, Su-30)A true Belkan flies a Flanker.
>>3632838>>Yuktobanian (Mig-31, Su-30)
>Osean (F-14, F-15)
>>3632838>Yuktobanian (Mig-31, Su-30)
>>3632838>Yuks (Su-30)Bad guy planes are always cooler.
I have a guilty heart for Interceptors despite them being kind of obsolete.
>>3632838>>Yuktobanian (Mig-31, Su-30)Osean birds go homeGlory to Belka
>>3632838>Osean (F-14, F-15)
>>3632838>Osean (F-14, F-15)HIGH. WAY. TO. THE. DANGER ZONE!
>>3632838>Yuktobanian (Mig-31, Su-30)Since we're going to be here, what are Milly's strongest assets?
>>3632905Her pride in being from the greatest country on Earth.
>>3632905>strongest asset Glorious Belkan Genes and fiery ginger hair that represents the burning spirit of our people! All shall fear the Red Knight and the Three Swords!
>>3632838"Hm, well, the Yukes make some pretty solid planes." You grin. "I always did want to try 'em out for real!""A Yuktobanian model, huh?" Mean nods as she glances at the collection of gathered planes. "Yeah, I figure I can pull together a working Su-30 or Mig-31 out of this. Which one are you looking for?"Well, the Su-30 was a pretty solid plane that could handle both air and ground targets pretty well, though it was obviously slanted towards air to air combat a bit more. The Mig-31 was a pure air to air bird. It had monster speed and a hefty missile loadout, but its maneuverability left a lot to be desired. >Su-30>Mig-31>Other
>>3633135>>Su-30Maneuverability is king in the knife fights
I really need to pay more attention to Twitter.>>3633135>Su-30
>>3633135>>Su-30I don't suppose we can upgrade the bird into an M2, or an SM version?
>>3633135>Su-30Hey Merc, when is Milly gonna get drunk and start yelling at Bandit about how if she had been at Sudentor instead of him, her hometown would've been part of Belka again instead of under the Osean boot?
>>3633219Anon i like the way you think but we need to reveal our power level at the right time
>>3633239>Milly, you can't put the One Belka emblem on your plane.>Why not?>Because they were terrorists who tried to nuke everyone.>So?
>>3633135"I could go for the Su-30." You grin as you glance at one of the said planes. It was still in rough shape, being nothing more than a bare fuselage, it's wings pulled off to make more room for other planes. "Hear they're pretty good in a knife fight.""Well, if that's what you want, I'll get to work on it." Mead grins and pats your shoulder. "I'll get her ready by the time you're on your next mission. I guarantee it!""Hm, I fine choice, I would say." Misono nods. "It looks pretty intimidating..." Vicky comments nervously."Heh, just wait until you actually see it fly!" You laugh. ""Right, well, I need to start getting work on getting these planes out of here." Mead continues. "I hope you all remember how to get off the ship?""Yeah, of course!' Vicky says with rather uncharacteristic confidence.Oh thank god, you weren't too sure you remembered where the exit was yourself. Looks like you could keep that little tidbit hidden.>Yeah you should get going before Bandit wonders where you all are.>You kinda want to explore the carrier more...>Other
>>3633266>You kinda want to explore the carrier more...
>>3633266>>You kinda want to explore the carrier more...
>>3633239We also need to write down who knows about Milly's previous affiliation just to keep it buried.>>3633266>You kinda want to explore the carrier more...
>>3633266>>You kinda want to explore the carrier more...How big is this thing anyway QM? About Yorktown sized?
>>3633293iirc, it's a Nimitz-class
>>3633266>>Yeah you should get going before Bandit wonders where you all are.
>>3633266"Hey." You whisper to Vicky and Misono. "You wanna go explore the carrier a little more?""Yes!" Vicky says extremely quickly. You almost swear her twintails were wagging with delight. "I won't oppose it." Misono nods and crosses her arms. I just hope we don't get into any trouble over it.""Ah, it'll be fine." You assure her. "Oh, there's so many places we can go..." Vicky starts counting off her fingers. "The flight deck, the bridge, the lower decks...">Flight deck.>The bridge.>Lower decks.>Just wander around.>Other
>>3633375>Lower decks.What spooky things may we find here I wonder.
>>3633375Hmmmm.....i gotta say>Flight deck.The Bridge might actually have an officer that might bust our ass. The Flight Deck at least has planes to scout out. Could be useful info to have.
>>3633375>>Lower decks.Secrets are always down in the lower levels
>>3633375>Just wander around.
>>3633375>Just wander around
>>3633375"Heheh, how about we go belowdecks?" You grin. "Maybe we'll find a ghooooooooost down here!""That shouldn't be possible!" Vicky stammers."The Andersen is still a brand new ship! There can't possibly be anything like that down there!""G-ghosts?" Misono pauses, her natural confidence suddenly dissipating. "Sounds like we're gonna have fun!' You chuckle as you push both Vicky and Misono forward. "Lead the way, Vicky!""This is such a bad ideaaaaa!" Vicky whimpers.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>3633471wew
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>3633471
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>3633471
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>3633471
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>3633471Dice be a lady
>>3633471The three of you delve deeper and deeper into the depths of the Andersen. You're not sure why, but the hallways seem to get smaller and samller, as well, becoming borderline claustrophobic. Or maybe because it was just an illusion from the poor lighting. The carrier wasn't working in optimal condition, and it looked like that extended to the internal lighting, as well. Everywhere were shadows and dark patches, with Vicky and Misono eying each and every spot of darkness with wariness and concern.Finally, you come to a stop of an armored door, which looked thicker and more heavily armored than the others. And this one was sealed shut. "What's back there?" You wonder. If there was a sign identifying the room, it was too dark to see it."Um, if I remember right... this is probably the ship's munition storage." Vicky remarks. "I think we passed some of the elevators they use to carry the up to the hangar deck...">Let's take a look, then!>Better stay away, then.>OTher
>>3633532>Let's take a look, then!>Inb4 we find more Belkantech
>>3633532>>Let's take a look, then!>>3633547Belkan SUPER SCIENCE that is all broken up into pieces and even Scrap Queen will need months to figure out
>>3633532>>Let's take a look, then!Cmon... Belka needs some new nukes...
>>3633532>>Let's take a look, then!State of the art energy weapons? Railguns? Hoodies resembling planes?
>>3633532>Let's take a look, then!
>>3633532>>Let's take a look, then!>>3633547>>3633549>BelkantechOr worse, the last remnants of those really good combat rations from last quest!
>>3633532>>Better stay away, then.
>>3633532>>Let's take a look, then!
>>3633549I'm hoping it's the engines of a FALKENOr maybe Cipher's old flightsuit. Heaven knows that thing may as well be a holy artifact among Strangereal pilots of the Belkan War and the Ace Combat community.
>>3633567Let's get some on those onto a tray then!>>3633573Or a COFFIN system.
>>3633532"Let's take a look, then!" You grin as you walk forward, placing your hands firmly on the door's seal."I-I don't think that's a good idea!" Vicky pales. "Munitions are dangerous to handle! W-what if the damage to the ship caused to to go unstable..?!""What if the locked the door to keep the ghosts in there?!" Misono also pales. "C'mon, quit being such big babies!" You roll your eyes as you twist the locking valve and pull the door open.And inside, you see numerous crates and missiles, all stored securely in racks. There was a lot of them, and you couldn't immediately tell what make or model there were-"You know, I guess I shouldn't be surprised I caught you three down here." "AH!" Misono practically leaps in the air as she takes cover behind a frazzled Vicky, only to be rewarded by Mead's hearty laughter."Goddamn, I shouldn't have enjoyed that so damn much!" Mead cackles. "But seriously, what are you all doing down here?""Just exploring a bit." You shrug. "Yeah, well, you're lucky it was me and not one of those Osean Navy pukes." Mead rolls her eyes. "I was just coming down to take an accounting of the munitions stockpile. Fortunately, it all looks fairly intact.">Yeah, that's good.>You think you could let us have some...?>Other
>>3633701>Yeah, that's good.
>>3633701>You think you could let us have some...?>Cross my heart! Honest!
>>3633701>>Yeah, that's good.Not sure what the hell we're going to tell Bandit when he finds out we somehow got a brand new plane.
>>3633701>You think you could let us have some...?
>>3633709He'll understand. We are Belkan after all.
>>3633701"Yeah, that's good." You nod a bit apologetically. "So I take it that's our cue to be going?""Yeah, and if I catch you snooping around again, I'll kick your asses myself." Mead says with a menacing smile. "Don't think I won't."Something about her self assured demeanor told you that she definitely meant what she was saying. "Uh, right, let's get going then." You say quickly. Even a Belkan knew not to take a fight they had no chance of winning. "Vicky! Lead the way!"The drive back to base was rather uneventful. Most of the crowd had already dispersed, due to a combination of it getting dark and Osean Navy personnel shooing them away. You notice Vicky giving one last, longing look at the Andersen as it disappears from view. "Fortune is certainly with you." Misono says as the car heads back onto the freeway. "To get a new plane like that is quite the windfall!""Still, I think you could've done better than a Flanker." Vicky pouts.>What's hat supposed to mean?>What can I say, I'm a sucker for curves like that. >I figured it would fit my flying style the most.>Other
>>3633797>I figured it would fit my flying style the most.
>>3633797>What can I say, I'm a sucker for curves like that.The Power of Context!
>>3633797>>I figured it would fit my flying style the most.I'll be dancing in the Sky
>>3633797>>I figured it would fit my flying style the most.Something something Dance with the Angels!
>>3633797>What can I say, I'm a sucker for curves like that.
>>3633797>What's that supposed to mean?
>>3633797>>What's hat supposed to mean?
>>3633797Oh i bet she doesn't like the Yukes. She's from !NotScandinavia right? Would make sense
>>3633797>>I figured it would fit my flying style the most.
>>3633797"I figured it would fit my flying style the most." You shrug. "Something that can go fast AND turn on the dime is pretty appealing to me.""Come now, Vicky, you can't fault your wingmates for their preferences in aircraft." Misono chides. "I guess." Vicky sulks in the backseat. It's not much longer when you return to base. Vicky gives a loud yawn and starts rubbing her eyes."Urgh, today was along day. I'm going to go get some sleep..." Vicky mumbles as she stumbles off towards the pilot barracks."Some rest is certainly in order." Misono nods, moving to follow Vicky before pausing and turning to you. "What about you, Milly?">You should get some rest as well.>Maybe you should go check on Bandit. Seems like he's still not back.>Other
>>3633900>Maybe you should go check on Bandit. Seems like he's still not back.
>>3633900>>Maybe you should go check on Bandit. Seems like he's still not back.
>>3633900>You should get some rest as well.
>>3633900"Hmmmm, I'll catch up with you later." You say, turning away. "Got some other stuff to take care of."What bothered you was that Bandit apparently wasn't back. If he was, he'd be there ready to greet you all on your return. That was just the kind of guy he was. You immediately make a beeline for the main administration building, where he would most likely be. Was he still stuck in debriefing or something?However, as you make your way there, you see him coming back the other way, walking in his usual, laid back fashion. Seemed like there wasn't anything that could get him visibly bothered. "Oh, Red, there you are." He pauses when he sees you approach. "Great, I don't need to go looking for you.""For what?" You raise an eyebrow in suspicion. "Something came for you in the mail. It was tagged as a priority delivery so it looks like it followed you all the way here.""Huh?" You frown in confusion. What could possibly so important to send to you? And by who?"Anyways, here it is." Bandit hands you a simple envelope. You take a quick look at the front and your heart stops when you see the name of the sender.KARLA WEISSKarla sent you something...!?!>Better open it in the privacy of your quarters.>FUCK IT OPEN IT NOW>Other
>>3634017>>FUCK IT OPEN IT NOW
>>3634017>FUCK IT OPEN IT NOWStill learning to master Belkan Stoicism
>>3634017>Better open it in the privacy of your quarters.
>>3634017>>FUCK IT OPEN IT NOWWhat new plots or conspiracies are the Belkan ultra nationalists up to this time?
>>3634017>>Better open it in the privacy of your quarters.
>>3634017>>Better open it in the privacy of your quarters.If we open here he is gonna ask what it says. I'd rather he not
>>3634017>>Better open it in the privacy of your quarters.whoa whoa whoa, let's not just open it in front of other people.
>>3632838Well at the very least we've learned where the Oseans store their ammo on the carriers. God willing that will come in handy. A few stolen uniforms...a few tnt charges...
>>3634058Why would you use humans to bomb Osean carriers when you could use drones instead?
>>3634066Cause Drones dont get James bond sneaky tunes during their missions. Belka must be freed in Style i think.
>>3634017You manage to retain some of that Belkan stoicism and hold your excitement, calmly tucking the letter away in your jacket for later opening. "Um, thanks, sir." "Don't mention it." Bandit shrugs. "So did you have a good time on the Andersen?""How did you know that?" You raise an eyebrow."It's my job to know what my squadron is up to." Bandit replies in that usual casual manner of his. "Is there something wrong with that?""Not really." You concede. "I mean, we just took a look around, and that's it." "Did you pick out your plane already?" He continues to ask."Seriously, how do know this stuff!?" You yelp, genuinely caught off guard now."As the squadron leader, all requisitions have to pass through me for approval." Bandit points out. "Most of those fighters on the Andersen were going to IUN units, anyways. And since most of them don't actually exist anymore, the IUN's got a lot of extra planes they're willing to hand out.""Wait..." You pause as you start connecting the dots. "Does that mean you got a an upgrade, too?""Sure did." Bandit nods. "What did you get?" You ask, now genuinely curious. "You'll find out on our next mission." He replies simply. >Fiiiiiine.>Come on, tell meeeeee.>Other
>>3634074>FiiiiiineWhatever it is, we'll Dance better in our Su!
>>3634074>>Come on, tell meeeeee.
>>3634074"Fiiiiine." You sigh. Being all secretive again, huh?"I just want to to keep you in suspense, that's all." Bandit gives a slight grin. "It'd be boring if I told you right off the bat, wouldn't it?""You have a point there." You concede. "So how did the debriefing go?""Normal enough." Bandit replies and cranes his head to look upwards. "But the fact that a bunch of random pirates had access to jet fighters and drones is a big concern to the IUN. Seems like they're going to be accelerating their plans to limit the proliferation of drone technology.""Which means us blowing all of them up." You summarize."Essentially." Bandit nods. "But again, the drones aren't the only thing on the IUN's to-do list. Plenty of other brushfires to take care of, too.""Well, as long as I get to do some shooting, I won't complain." You shrug. "Anyways, on the subject of debriefing." Bandit turns to you. "What did you think of Swordfish?""Huh? Vicky?" You pause. "Well, she's kinda wimp at first glance... but I think she's got ace potential. You saw her kill total for that one mission, right? I think she has what it takes, even if she doesn't think so herself.""I see. That's good." Bandit nods in approval. "You think you can help her realize that potential of hers?">You're damn right I can!>I think she'd learn more under you.>Other
>>3634136>You're damn right I can!
>>3634136>>You're damn right I can!Hehe, we got a SquireWe /knight/ now.
>>3634136>You're damn right I can!Vicky can learn how to be a total badass from us, and Misono can learn how to be an old man from Bandit.
>>3634136>>You're damn right I can!
>>3634136>I think she'd learn more under you.
>>3634136"You're damn right I can!" You beam with absolute certainty. "Just watch! And and Vicky will be the meanest aces on this side of the planet!""Well, I look forward to that day, then." Bandit laughs lightly. "Keep a good eye on her until then."By this time, you've reached the front of the pilot barracks. Bandit simply gives you a silent nod before heading off, no doubt to get some sleep... or do whatever the hell he does at night. You're not even sure if he sleeps like a normal person would.>See if Vicky or Misono are still up.>Maybe give Karla a call?>Better get some rest.>Other
>>3634185>Maybe give Karla a call?
>>3634185>>Maybe give Karla a call?Time to see how the mentor is. Hell, maybe get some pov about the Aurelian War
>>3634185>Maybe give Karla a call?Inb4 we call her while she's screwing the hubby while flying.
>>3634185>Better get some rest.
>>3634185>Maybe give Karla a call?>>3634191Assuming that the timezone differences aren't too bad. Maybe she's in the middle of taking care of her kid?
>>3634185>Better get some rest.We should probably read the letter before calling Karla.
>>3634185Hnmmm, maybe it wouldn't hurt to give Karla a call? It's actually been a while since you've actually talked to her. She's always busy being off on some kind of adventure or business or whatever. You swear she's off doing more than she ever as as a fighter pilot. You head back to your room and dial up the phone, hoping that wherever the hell Karla was, the hour wasn't too bad.The phone rings for several long seconds before there's a click of a pickup."Oh, hey Milly!" Karla's warm and family voice rings in your ears. "What's up?""Um, is this a good time for you?" You wonder. "As a good a time as any, I suppose!" Karla replies cheerfully. "Oh right! Did you get that thing I sent you?""The letter? Yeah, I just got it, but I haven't opened it yet.""Oh, well damn. I thought you would've gotten it earlier!" Karla groans. "Guess you can't even trust the damn postal service these days, huh?""So uh, what exactly did you send me?" You wonder, eying the envelope. "Just open it up and see!" Karla instructs. "Don't worry, I'll wait!'Keeping your phone close, you quickly tear the envelope open,and out fall a pair of what look to be a pair of tickets. You give them a closer inspection and realize that they're invitations to... a memorial service for ex-President Harling at the Lighthouse?"Why'd you send this to me?" You ask. "You know I don't particularly care for the guy.""Well, you know, I got invited to this thing too, and I go ta ton of extra invitations so figured I'd get you to come along, too!" Karla explains. "Come on, we'll see each other in person, too! It'll be great! I'm even bringing along Ellisa!"Oh... Karla's daughter!>She's pretty cool, you guess.>Ugh, she's suuuuuuch a brat!>Other
>>3634238>She's pretty cool, you guess.
>>3634238>>Ugh, she's suuuuuuch a brat!Be prepared for babysitter duty.
>>3634238>>Ugh, she's suuuuuuch a brat!
>>3634238>>OtherShe's so cute! Ridiculously cute! Dangerously cute!
>>3634238>Ugh, she's suuuuuuch a brat!
>>3634238"Uggggggggggggggh." You groan. Ellisa was such a freaking brat! She was ultra cute and she knew it, which also gave her the side effect of being ultra smug all the time! It was so infuriating!"Heheh, sounds like someone is jealous!' Karla chuckles. "C'mon, she's a little terror and you know it!' You sigh loudly."You only think that because she turned out way too much like you!" Karla laughs. "Besides, she's really looking forward to seeing you again, too!' "Well, it's not like I'm gonna refuse over that or anything." You admit. "Fine, we'll meet there- TOMORROW?!""Is that going to be a problem?" Karla asks curiously."Well, the thing is, I'm kinda deployed with the IUN right now so I'm not sure if we're going to be called out or not...""Ah, don't worry, about it. You'll have time, I guarantee it!" Karla says in a reassuring tone."Wait..." You narrow your eyes. "What exactly are you going to be doing?""I might pull a string or two. Complicated stuff. You don't have to worry about it!" Karla chuckles.On on contrary, Karla acting like this kinda did make you worry a lot."Anyways, we'll be seeing you there! Be sure to dress nice too!" Karla says happily. "Gotta go now, so I'll see you tomorrow!"And just like that, Karla hangs up before you even have a chance to respond. Well, it's nice to see Karla was still in good spirits. However, you had reservations going to the memorial of a guy you didn't particularly care for. Wasn't that like, a bad omen or something?Ah, well. You fall back on your bed, holding the invitations above your head. How was this going to go, you wonder...?>And that's it for tonight! To make up for skipping Friday, we'll be running on Sunday, so don't miss it!
>>3634264See you tomorrow, boss.Let's hope that there's a good store for clothes nearby.
>>3634264Thanks for the thread, Merc!
>>3634264Thanks for running, Merc!
>>3634264Thanks for running Merc!We obviously need to take our Belkan Flag and wear it as a cape.
>>3634264You spend the night anxious about what would happen at this gathering thing that Karla was inviting you to. You literally had only a day, if even that, of advance notice to get ready. That was pretty extreme. And you didn't even have anything to wear!W-well, first things first, you look at your invitations. There were only two, which meant you could bring one of your squadronmates over if you wanted...You pause to think about it. Bandit would be safe choice. He was pretty chill in practically any situation. Vicky and Misono were a bit more unknown factors to you, but it was always a good excuse to hang out with them more.>Bandit>Misono>Vicky>Other
>>3636354>BanditNeed more Belkans for the dead Osean president.
>>3636354>>MisonoTeam bonding exercise
>>3636452I would argue that a reason to NOT bring Bandit is so that if something comes up while we are gone, one of us will be here to get notified as quick as possible. Rather not have us both absent from base at the same time
>>3636354Well, we sort of have a tie so we'll have to do a runoff vote!>Bandit>Misono
>>3636503Well, you figure it would be good to bring Misono along. Probably would be better if Bandit stayed behind in case something happened. However, that still left you with what exactly you should wear, and whether you should bring in some outside help for it...>You can figure it out yourself!>See if the girls can be of any help.>Ask Bandit?>Other
>>3636604>>You can figure it out yourself!
>>3636604>You can figure it out yourself!Our Belkan uniform obviously. It might chide some fags there but we are meant to be visibly representing Belka and that we will.
>>3636604>You can figure it out yourself!
>>3636604>See if the girls can be of any help.
>>3636616Alternatively, how about a suit of Belkan plate?>>3636604>>See if the girls can be of any help.
>>3636637Plate might be a bit much my friend. But i do like the way you think. Misono might have a good eye for dress swords.
>>3636637>>3636642>inb4 Milly goes full Late 19th Century/Early 20th Century in terms of uniforms.
>>3636652That pic>when your enemies kneel before you not out of fear but to glimpse the General's lewd thighs
>>3636604Well, you can figure this stuff out yourself! You don't need to ask for help!You head back to your bags and rummage through them. There has to be something, anything you could use!>Roll 1d20
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>3636701Here comes the snow.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>3636701
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>3636701
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>3636701Find something good
>>3636708we are a fashion disaster.We wear a white sundress but everyone is wearing uniforms.Or we wear something flashy and everyone is sombre...Or that pilot who hates us walks into our room while we're changing and disses our fashion sense with anti-belkan jokes about our stoicism and insularity.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>3636701I'm just rolling just because.
>>3636730Or we have nothing socially acceptable in our duffel, as it was either the uniform, the flightsuit or acid washed denim for the last 5 years
>>3636701Crap. Crap crap crap crap crap!You don't have ANYTHING!At least, nothing even remotely viable that you could use!Craaaaaap!>Now you REALLY have to ask the girls...>Maybe Karla can loan you something?>Time to go out and PANIC BUY.>Other
>>3636772>>Time to go out and PANIC BUY.Also get something for Karla's kid to distract her. Maybe a Nugget Plush, or a Shark Plushie?
>>3636772>Time to go out and PANIC BUY.
>>3636772>>Now you REALLY have to ask the girls...Misonooooo!!!
>>3636772>Now you REALLY have to ask the girls...
>>3636772>Time to go out and PANIC BUY.I feel we'll somehow run into Scalpel.
>>3636772>>Now you REALLY have to ask the girls...
>>3636772>>Time to go out and PANIC BUY.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3636772Well, looks like we'll have to roll it off!1. Panic buy.2. Ask
>>3636818Damnit! Before you even think, you dash out the door and make your way to the motor pool to rent out a car. You were going to have to go off base to get this done!As you sign out a vehicle, your mind is already running through what sort of outfit you would have to get...>Better get something quick and on the cheap.>You gotta make a good impression with Karla!>Other
>>3636829>You gotta make a good impression with Karla!
>>3636829>You gotta make a good impression with Karla!No cost too great.
>>3636829>>You gotta make a good impression with Karla!
>>3636829>You gotta make a good impression with Karla!Cant show in rags. Pft
>>3636829>>You gotta make a good impression with Karla!Gotta knock her socks off.
>>3636829Well, you couldn't settle for anything less than the best! This was Karla you were talking about here! You had to make a good impression with her. Plus, she invited you, so you were in a way representing her as well. If you looked bad, you'd make HER look bad, too!GAAAH! She piled so much pressure on you at once!The rest of the trip is a bit of a blur as you blaze through the city streets, heading straight for the largest shopping center you could find. You continue to blaze through aisles and hallways in a blur of motion as you look for anywhere that can conceivably fulfill your needs...>Get something feminine. Gotta look good in front of everyone!>Get something tomboyish. That's where all your charm is, after all!>Other
>>3636907>Get something tomboyish. That's where all your charm is, after all!
>>3636907>>Get something tomboyish. That's where all your charm is, after all!
>>3636907>>Get something feminine. Gotta look good in front of everyone!
>>3636907>Get something feminine. Gotta look good in front of everyone!
>>3636907You decide to get something a bit tomboyish. None of that skirt or dress crap. You never liked that stuff to begin with!Finally, you manage to pick out something that catches your fancy. It was basically a suit, with just enough touches to let it be known that you straight up weren't a guy. Mainly just the shorts, but you know what? You still thought you looked pretty damn cool. Satisfied at your pick, you quickly fold up the clothes and step out of the changing booth, getting ready to take them to checkout when...>Roll 1d20
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>>3636974As you step out of the changing rooms, you catch sight of a familiar face. It was that Ustian pilot, Scalpel, making her way through the aisles. What the hell was she doing here?!?!>You do not have the time to get into a confrontation with her..>Go greet her.>Follow her and see what she's up to.>Other
>You do not have the time to get into a confrontation with her..
>>3636992>You do not have the time to get into a confrontation with her..
>>3636992>Go greet her.
>>3636992>>Follow her and see what she's up to.
>>3636992>>You do not have the time to get into a confrontation with her..Not the time.
>>3636992>You do not have the time to get into a confrontation with her..THIS IS A SNEAKING MISSION, RED TAIL. STAY UNDER THE CLOTHES RACKS TO AVOID DETECTION.
>>3636992>You do not have the time to get into a confrontation with her..PASSIVE SENSORS ENGAGED.
>>3636992>>You do not have the time to get into a confrontation with her
>>3637006MISSION OBJECTIVE UPDATE:Head to the checkout counter without being detected. Your radar will display the radar detection zones.
>>3636992Well motherfucking shit, you did not have the time to get into a confrontation with Scalpel. Ducking down low so you wouldn't be seen over the clothes racks, you quickly and quietly make your way towards the checkout counter. It's simple enough to get everything paid for and bagged, though you had to spend a lot more money than you were comfortable with. And after that, you were home free! And then you pause. What exactly do you do now?>Better head over the Lighthouse and get there early.>You should swing back by the base first.>Other
>>3637054>>You should swing back by the base first.
>>3637054>You should swing back by the base first.We should probably tell Misono that she's coming.
>>3637054>You should swing back by the base first.
>>3637054>You should swing back by the base first.It is better to be fashionably late than not fashionable at all.
>>3637054>Better head over the Lighthouse and get there early.
I'm assuming that Misono is bringing her sword as a part of her outfit. Hope it can get past security.
>>3637054Well, you better head back to base and pick up Misono first. Didn't make sense for the both of you to go separately, right? And with that, you make the return drive to base, calmly heading back to the barracks where you see Misono and Vicky milling about at the front. "Oh, Milly!" Misono waves. "Our squadron has apparently been relieved of all duties today!" Damn, guess Karla wasn't kidding when she said she would pull some strings. "Yeah, I figured." You nod. "Hey, Misono, you up to going to a fancy party?""Party?" Misono blinks."What is the occasion?""A big memorial for ex-President Harling." You say, taking out the invitations and showing them to Misono. "Lots of big shots are going to be attending, and I'm assuming all the food and drinks are free. So how about it?""I would gladly go with you!" Misono nods with a smile. "It will be quite the experience!""Wait, do you have anything to wear?" Vicky wonders."A warrior should be prepared for any situation!" Misono puffs up with pride. "Do not worry about me!" Well, guess that was simple enough. You glance at your watch and- oh shit! You needed to get cleaned up and dressed and all that crap if you wanted to get to the Lighthouse on time!Goddamn, you hope this party would really be worth all this trouble...>And that's all for tonight! Apologies for the slower than usual pace, but I wasn't able to run as efficiently today as I would have liked! The next thread will be up on Friday, so don't miss it!
>>3637106Thanks for the thread, Merc!
>>3637106See you friday, Boss.
>>3637106Thanks for running Merc!Hope no Radical anti-Osean terrorists attack the event, Milly would hate that.
Don't suppose some Belkans we know hail from nobility/knights? Hell, maybe even Bandit could be related to one.
>>3637145>>3637160Would be a shame if anything was to happen during the service.
>>3637419Belka will rise again brother
>oh shit it's an Ace Combat questHave we designed a livery yet?
>>3632838>AC QuestSign me up