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    267 KB A Frost Giant is Thee ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)16:48 No.11965730  
    rolled 3, 1, 4 = 8

    #75: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/11682951
    #76: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/11756369
    #77: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/11782555
    #78: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/11847023
    #79: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/11872738
    #80: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/11938570
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)16:49 No.11965740
    rolled 6, 6, 2 = 14

    The long-awaited moment has come. The ancient city of Kharok has returned, a shining jewel suspended in the sky, commanded by your great enemy. Your fleet has assembled to face it, to do whatever is necessary to assure your victory. Hordes of anti-missile and shield drones form a perimeter about the city, with the hastily-constructed barges, loaded with interceptor missiles, backing them up. Together with the Fleet Bases, they form the barrier against nuclear annihilation, the only force that stands a chance of stopping the hundreds and hundreds of missiles within Kharok, should they launch.

    Every weapon that could possibly make a difference has been readied. Every ship, from the tiny one-man fightercraft to the mangled, hollow hull of the Battleship stands at your command, waiting for the order to strike. All is prepared. And yet, for all your fury, for all the glorious speeches forming in your mind, you have not given that order.

    The form of the giant on your screen, settling back into his chair with a smile, pauses briefly, politely extending a hand to gesture at the table he has offered to share with you in conversation. Primary's soft, distinct voice carries over the speakers on the bridge.

    “The city has deployed no broad anti-scrying coverage. It is broadcasting on all standard radio wavelengths and outputting mild ECM. It is making every attempt to increase its visibility more-or-less passively. There is no hiding it.”
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)16:50 No.11965761
    rolled 2, 4, 4 = 10

    Indeed, the Conclave has already picked it up, from the communications pouring in. They are in an uproar, complete chaos. For the high nobles it is even worse, as their information is even less complete. Intervention is standing by to evacuate the Lord, the Prince, and all they bring with them on your order.

    “It's no joke,” the giant says abruptly, “I really am ready to talk, despite appearances.” A wide smile. “I'll make an offer. Come aboard shuttle with whoever you wish, on whatever heading you like. I'll open the shield at the location you choose and hold it open until your shuttle is secure within. If you were... shall we say, as impulsive as you could be, the exact moment I opened the shield would be the moment you fired the lance, causing, at the very least, catastrophic damage.”

    The giant chuckles, waving a hand dismissively. “You may even destroy me. But, considering the firepower at my disposal, you'll want to be sure. Bring whatever explosives you like, Maya. I'll be waiting for that heading.”

    Transmission ends. The communications link is open.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)16:51 No.11965776
    Get. The. Fuck. Out.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)16:57 No.11965835
    OP, no troll, don't you think this quest has gone way too far? I mean... 81 threads, its getting pretty stale.

    Polite sage.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)16:57 No.11965836
    Is there any possibility that we could use cyberwarfare to prevent the nukes from being launched?
    Jesus, we should've built much more anti-missile equipment.

    Shut up, anon.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)17:01 No.11965899
    rolled 6, 3, 4 = 13

    It is indeed a long quest, and I have stated before that I cannot, and do not intend, to run it forever. That said, Zeonquest is not far behind. I am curious to know your feelings on that.

    You would need one of the following.

    1. A direct connection to Main.
    2. A direct connection to one or all of the launchers/missile magazines
    3. A direct connection to the missiles themselves (the cyberwarfare drones might be able to get into the guidance systems following launch, but it is quite a long-shot.)
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)17:07 No.11965982

    I had Zeonquest in mind when I typed that post, too, but its been a while since I last saw it.

    Anyways, I'm okay with quests, in general, but this has gone from a... Frost Giant Quest to a god damn Lolrandum Fleets Cyberhackan With Frost Giants Quest. Granted, I didn't read the whole thing, Archive Panicked just at the thought of it, but that the impression I'm getting.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)17:11 No.11966038
    Mostly the scale of it all changed. At the beginning, we were just a Frost Giant who worked to help a simple village, which turned into helping an entire nation and finding what amounts to precursor-tech.

    Would our portable connection with the Fleet Bases be sufficient for this direct link, if we get onto Kharok with it?
    Also, what's our "friend's" definition of Shuttle? Could we just land an entire c-...No, we need the firepower. What's the biggest shuttle we have? Heavy-duty, capable of carrying loads of high explosives and armoured soldiers.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)17:17 No.11966111
    rolled 4, 1, 5 = 10

    Well, it has gone from a more-or-less-standard 'what do' adventure in a poorly-thought-out fantasy land to SimVillage, Indiana Jones, a tactical combat game, Political Maneuvering 101, SimAutocracy, Indiana Jones with sci-fi tropes, and finally something resembling Iron Quest much more than the original, complete with fabricators and autonomous drones, albeit with much more magitech than anything approaching hard science. And not necessarily in that order.

    As we have moved forward, the quest has evolved. We have lost and gained players along the way, perhaps many more of the former than the latter, and I have questioned virtually all of my decisions since the first impulse which lead to this 80-session quest. I have promised an ending and, if I have to write it myself, I will deliver it. There will be an end.

    No. The portable comm will not be sufficient. A standard cyberwarfare drone would probably be enough. Dedicated communications and electronic warfare hardware, such as that found on some of your Corvettes, could be used as well.

    A dropship. Three have been loaded with tanks armed with microwave projectors, and others are transporting various types of IFVs in addition to their complement of marines or golems.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)17:19 No.11966118
    rolled 3, 4, 6 = 13

    >much more than the original

    The original Frost Giant Quest, that is.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)17:27 No.11966215
    Could the drone just hover around behind a cruiser or battleship or something while hacking Kharok or would we have to bring it with us? If the latter, I'd bring more than one of them, just to be sure that we have enough capacities for all AIs to get through and disrupt the launch.

    If possible, I would be for bringing all three dropships, each having a drone loaded onto it. However, I'd rather wait for other opinions, so no action yet. This needs more than one opinion.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)17:33 No.11966308
    rolled 2, 2, 1 = 5

    You would have to bring it with you, if the original estimates of Main's capabilities are correct. The best result would be for Main's communications channels to be cleared and thrown wide open for the Fleet Bases to work through. Primary, with the vast processing power at his command, and the assistance of his subordinate intelligences, is probably at least as capable as a Fleet Base himself, as well. It is a pity that you did not have more time. Otherwise, non-magical computing systems could have been more thoroughly integrated into the network, with numerous repercussions.

    You have been given clearance for one shuttle only. Considering the stakes, it would be wise to tread carefully, as your advisers are all too happy to suggest.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)17:33 No.11966322
    Can we load one of the cyberwarefare drones (one of the ones that we intended to use to crack into Main's network) into the shuttle we intend to take, along with a few marines and Heavy Assault golems?

    We should probably have the fleet standby to attack the nuclear launchers and suborn Main if we don't communicate with them 20 minutes after entering Main.
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/05/10(Sun)17:37 No.11966382

    Can we fabricate an Illusion maya, put her on the shuttle with a nuke, and then set it off once it's in Kharok?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)17:37 No.11966386
    rolled 6, 3, 3 = 12

    Yes, you can certainly do that.

    Only a few of the launchers have been located. Though Kharok is not covered by a broad anti-scrying field, its critical systems are heavily shielded. It is protecting its deterrent very well.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)17:39 No.11966411
    We should consider ordering all Kharok Facility Intelligences to shut down their communication arrays, in the eventuality that this becomes a shooting battle. Kharok Main has the command codes to suborn the KF AI's, and could potentially use the internal defense systems against our own personnel.
    On the other hand, if we succeed at this, and the High Nobles attempt a coup d'etat right afterwards, we won't have a means of implementing Order 66.
    Can the FC's protect the Kharok Intelligences from Main's control?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)17:39 No.11966418
    rolled 6, 6, 1 = 13

    No. Assuming it would be possible to construct a good enough decoy, you do not have the time. Neither do you have any nuclear weapons, besides the single assembled bomb at the test site.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)17:41 No.11966448
    We intentionally held off on nuclear testing last session, we don't have the capability of creating illusions on the fly, and our primary goal is to take Kharok Main intact.
    Even then, we don't know the defensive properties of the city's structure, or if a nuke would be enough to get at the launchers.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)17:43 No.11966486
    rolled 3, 4, 5 = 12

    Contingencies are already in place. Each of the installations connected to the network is equipped with detonation charges within its communication arrays. If it is not possible for the Fleet Command units to defend the installations from a cyberwarfare attack, the charges will be triggered.
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/05/10(Sun)17:45 No.11966510
    Damn, I knew I should have finished reading those threads.
    Why am I suddenly reminded of Neon genesis Evanglion?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)17:45 No.11966516
    Regarding the hacking itself, do we know whether it would be stealthy and hardly detectable, or is it the kind of bruteforce hacking where we kick the metaphorical door in, hoping the enemy can't act in time?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)17:45 No.11966524
    I think what we should do right now is to prepare that shuttle with a cyberwarfare drone and marines. I'm leery of bringing along Heavy Assault golems, at least until we can be sure that they won't be hacked by Main.
    Making it look like we're going to talk should get us some time.
    Tell the captain of the Lance and Tac-Com (on a secure, encrypted channel) that if we don't communicate with them 15 minutes after we enter Main, to punch a hole in to suborn Main and prevent a nuclear launch.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)17:46 No.11966529
    Quest threads, fucking quest threads.
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/05/10(Sun)17:47 No.11966545
    Wait wait wait

    Is this that same Fucking Giant from the Forusian war Arc who just wouldn't Die?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)17:48 No.11966573
    No, that was a Fire Giant. This is a Frost Giant.
    Arty thinks that it's the Fire Giant reincarnated in a Frost Giant body. I think it's the Frost Demon taking a Frost Giant body so that it could utilize the interface chair and take control of Kharok Main.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)17:51 No.11966604
    rolled 4, 5, 1 = 10

    Main will be fully aware of it. It is the metaphorical equivalent of watching a man in a bear suit walk up to you and calmly begin to stab you in the face.

    Acknowledged, provided there are no objections. 15 minutes or 20?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)17:52 No.11966617
    rolled 4, 2, 5 = 11

    It is probable that you are speaking to the frost demon.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)17:55 No.11966644
    I think 15 minutes should be fine. In case negotiations take long, I think we should have to check in every 15 minutes until we're safely out and Main's nuclear arsenal stands down or is otherwise in our control.
    Codephrase indicating we need immediate evac: Get out of here STALKER
    Codephrase indicating to wait for another checkup: And give me a timecheck.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)17:55 No.11966652
    "I don't know why, but your offer sounds terribly like a trap. How about we meet on the ground, instead of inside your ship?"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)17:57 No.11966675
    It's obviously a trap, but at least it's one that will get us past the shield with a radio transceiver so that the FC's can hack into Main.
    The Frost Demon could order a nuclear launch just as easily from the ground, as from inside Main behind its shield.
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/05/10(Sun)17:58 No.11966682
    Does he have Nukes?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)17:59 No.11966695
    lots of them, apparently
    maybe he's bluffing but I don't want to risk
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:00 No.11966700
    That's why we're sitting out here, instead of blasting our way in.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)18:01 No.11966728
    rolled 5, 6, 4 = 15


    The screen blinks back to its previous view as your transmission is sent. The giant shrugs.

    "I'm afraid it's literally impossible for me to leave at this moment, for several reasons. One of which being the deadman switch I so prudently installed. If I leave, am incapacitated, outright killed, or anything like that, all launchers will go to rapid-fire until their magazines are depleted." He frowns, then gives you an apologetic look. "I'm sorry I can't be more accommodating, I really am, but I do know you, and I know what I am to you." A brief smile. "I'll err on the side of caution."
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/05/10(Sun)18:02 No.11966737
    Even with our magitech, we're still fucked seven ways to Sunday, aren't we?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:03 No.11966746
    Kill him. Kill him now. He's bluffing.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:03 No.11966754
    let's just go in
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:04 No.11966758
    how do you know ?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:06 No.11966790
    Identify one of the nuke launcher bays, that's the heading we'll use.
    "Very well. I will be coming in on heading 133."
    Indicate to cut the communication channel.
    "This is so obviously a trap, but if there's any way to give us more time to identify where those nuclear launchers are, and get a transceiver in behind the shield, I think we should take it.
    "Captain, Tac-Com, if you don't hear from me in 15 minutes after I clear the shield, or you missile launches, go ahead with the attack. Prioritize knocking down the missiles and their launchers; we can't afford a single one getting through."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:08 No.11966811
    He's had 2 fucking years to put this plan together.
    I think you're full of shit.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:09 No.11966832
    "Go to rapid fire until their magazines are depleted."

    Any body with even a passing knowledge of ballistics can tell you this is fucktarded.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)18:11 No.11966852
    rolled 6, 1, 2 = 9

    Writing. Taking objections, whatever they may be.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:12 No.11966860
    uh why ?
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/05/10(Sun)18:13 No.11966869
    If he could destroy us now, why is he waiting and inviting us over to his ship?

    I think he may be bluffing too, or that he wants something from us.
    >> Bad Newbie !u8dVJyyGAs 09/05/10(Sun)18:14 No.11966896
    We go in. Bring our revolver, some explosives, and Weltall-2 with us (it flies, right?)

    If he's rooted around in our head like he's said, coming to him in the "vessel for the slayer of god" should send a clear message of our determination.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)18:17 No.11966925
    rolled 1, 5, 4 = 10

    It flies, yes. Sluggishly. It's a bit big for the dropship, though, so taking it would mean leaving the tank behind. Confirm?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:18 No.11966945
    Weltall-2 is fine and all, but I think we should also bring along the Close Assault Anti-Demon power armor.
    Given the size of Weltall-2, it may not fit in the places we need to go. We're gonna feel real stupid if we have to fight unarmored because we didn't think ahead.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:18 No.11966948

    Make sure it's loaded with white phosphorus rounds. I'll bet even ol beakface won't stand up to a few knocks from reliable Willy Pete.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:19 No.11966962
    didn't we have a smaller power suit too ?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:21 No.11966989
    Don't really mind the loss of the tank. Weltall pretty much serves the same function.
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/05/10(Sun)18:21 No.11966994
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    I like this plan, and am happy to be a part of it!
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)18:22 No.11967011
    rolled 4, 2, 2 = 8

    That can be brought as well. I assumed that the marines would be in full powered armor.

    Incendiaries are standard equipment.

    That would be the Close-Combat suit, mentioned above.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)18:25 No.11967052
    rolled 6, 6, 5 = 17

    “Splendid,” the giant replies, smirking, “I'll have an escort waiting.” The channel is cut.

    You make your last-minute orders, including the time limit and the order to fire, regardless of where you happen to me. Much is at stake here. The Captain accepts your commands grimly. FC protests quite a bit, imploring you not to risk yourself like this. But you go ahead, your mind made up.

    Your dropship departs, full to the brim with marines and stocking one cyberwarfare drone. The city's shield, peeled back just enough to allow your craft an opening, shimmers as you approach. You realize as the nearest bay door opens that you've been holding your breath.

    The ship lands directly in front of a sizable missile battery, as the pilot complains about there not being enough room. After all, the location wasn't designed to accommodate shuttlecraft. Still, there isn't any trouble, once it sets down. You and your marines disembark, with the drone in tow, to the welcome of the giant.

    “There's a maintenance passageway to your left. The best place to put those explosives would be inside the tubes, I believe. Unless you would like access to the magazine feeds. You'll probably want the drone to follow you. I am inviting you to Central Command, after all. Come along, now. Escort will be waiting at the nearest transit station. Unless you'd like to take the scenic surface route...?”
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)18:27 No.11967068
    rolled 2, 4, 3 = 9

    >regardless of where you happen to me

    Where you happen to be.

    Also, the giant is speaking over the internal comms, if that wasn't clear.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:27 No.11967069
    Alright, if people are so insistent on over-dramatic, highly visible, big-ass targets like Weltall-2, then dump the tank.
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/05/10(Sun)18:28 No.11967087
    "Fuck it, I'm always up for a nice stroll- let's take the scenic route."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:30 No.11967103
    go for the scenic route
    we might as well enjoy this
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:30 No.11967112
    I say activate the cyberwarefare package.
    "Tac-Com, the Package has been delivered.
    "You two, guard the shuttle and the drone; the rest, get down to the launchers and give Canderous a look at what we're dealing with."
    It expected us to bring along explosives to disable the launchers; I wonder if it expected us to take the entire city instead.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:33 No.11967151

    Scenic route sounds lovely. We have nothing to lose by stalling a bit.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:34 No.11967153
    We can take the scenic route AND take over Main. It should give the AI's more time to hack Main.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)18:48 No.11967366
    rolled 6, 3, 2 = 11

    “Very well then. You and yours will need to take a cargo lift, if you insist on the armor. Left, right at the first junction, through the blast doors.”

    And up. The lift, as clean and shining as everything else in the area, takes you through a shaft that leads to a depot of some sort just under the surface layer of the city. Golems labor around you, moving large metal crates from a receiving dock. You head on, stomping up a shallow steel ramp and into the sunlight. Your six escorts meet you at the exit. They are wearing thin suits not unlike your hazard armor, with opaque face shields. All giants.

    “I see your people aren't wasting any time down there,” the giant's voice booms from somewhere overhead, “I'm so glad they won't be bored. Follow this street, if you please.”

    Trudging on, accompanied by those faceless, absurdly quiet guards, you pass through the center of Kharok, walking down the side of a multi-lane boulevard stretching off into a curve behind you. All manner of industrial vehicles pass beside you and above you, sometimes crossing paths with personnel transports, most of which are full of Frost Giants. You don't think there's a single one who doesn't stare.

    The structures gradually get taller and larger as you move forward, finally reaching the central towers, the grand spires stretching up into the sky. A short walk leads you to another lift, this one much, much more ornate than the cargo design, and are delivered to the control room. Or perhaps 'cathedral' would be more appropriate. The giant greets you from his chair as you walk in, waving from one end of the conference table.

    “Come in, come in. You don't have to worry about a thing. I'm sure your drone's just swamped with information by now. I'll be glad to let you contact your friends periodically of course, so they won't be tempted to torch my fair city. Sit, sit, and let me ask you a question.”

    He folds his hands, nodding politely. “What is your goal?”
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:53 No.11967423

    "Well, I DID come here to destroy you, however, it seems the situation I was preparing for didn't come.

    Now, permit me to ask the same of you: Just what is YOUR goal?"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:53 No.11967425
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    "To bring about a technological revolution, so that this world's base technology level is brought up that of mine; perhaps I should say 'restored', to that at the height of the Iralan civilization.
    "To bring about the social and cultural changes needed to use that technology in a responsible and compassionate manner, for the greater good of all.
    "Now, what do YOU want?"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:53 No.11967431
    Well, we want to protect Perin and heal the Frost Giants affected by this crazy curse. Also, SCIENCE and industrial advances on our own terms - and not necessarily Frost Giant tech. My opinion at least.

    Anything else?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:54 No.11967436
    "Do good."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:54 No.11967438
    >I'm sure your drone's just swamped with information by now
    Dammit, I knew we should have dumped this heap of junk for more infowarfare drones.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:57 No.11967458

    "Well, my immediate goals involve trying to prevent my own fair city from being torched. What a coincidence."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:58 No.11967477

    We don't know that yet though. It could still be right around the corner.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)18:59 No.11967481

    combination of these two, please.
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)19:03 No.11967528
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:04 No.11967540
    "my goals are for the benifit of all creation, only through efficient use of resources can existence be optimised"

    "do you not see?"
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)19:04 No.11967542
    rolled 3, 6, 2 = 11

    "I figured as much." He laughs softly. "You do see me as a villain, after all. I don't blame you. Demon is such a... powerful word for describing someone."

    "Ah, well. That's as much as I expected. Main's been scanning, you know, or perhaps it would be more appropriate to say that I have." A holographic display comes up over the table, showing a map of Perin. It rapidly increases in magnification until it centers on Dreamwood.

    "Quite a bit of work you've done. I'm impressed. I'm also very sorry I couldn't help. I can see much more clearly now, see how I've let you down." His smirk disappears. "Killing you was a bit unnecessary."

    "As for myself, well, my original purpose... following your appearance, of course, was to aid you. Things didn't play out the way they should have. That's what I'm trying to fix. That's why I'm here at this table, instead of doing something unspeakably evil like irradiating the entire continent or drowning kittens." The hologram centers on Kharok. "I'll give you a little background, see if I can clear things up."

    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:07 No.11967574
    Read what's happened so far.

    As for analysis, the single infowarfare drone we brought along appears might be overloaded by concentrated ECM and junk data. If we had brought more along, we might be in a better situation.
    Some of our marines are trying to secure one of the nuclear launchers, but who knows how many this city might have churned out in two years.
    Also, lots of Frost Giant soldiers. We haven't seen any in powered armor, but still, it could turn ugly if it comes to a street-to-street battle. We're going to need control of Main, IFVs, and the Heavy Assault Golems for this.
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)19:07 No.11967577
    Looks like those emails I sent out incase I made it back late were rather useless.

    >We go over to Kharok Main to hear what the guy (probably the frost Deamon) has to say. On our way over we have one of two things happen.
    >1) we carry a commando team in/on/or under our shuttle that will try to infiltrate the city once we're aboard.
    >2) get a cloaked shuttle to follow very close to ours using the opening in the shields to get in along with ours. Once they're in find a quiet spot to drop off the infiltration team.

    >In either event they should be carrying anti-scrying charms with a small radius on our personal comm loaded with relevant data. The teams make their way through the city airducts and get to a fabrictor, isolate it from the city network and use it to build a relay of the same type our boarding teams were going to bring in. They then connect it to the city network and the AI's hack the city computer. Priority should be to disable the nuclear warheads. If there is any luck at all they should be able to issue a recall command to any nuclear missiles already lauched.

    >If it looks like a launch is imminent our guys with the fleet should position the shield drones to block the launchers.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:09 No.11967603
    >following your appearance, of course, was to aid you. Things didn't play out the way they should have. That's what I'm trying to fix.
    "Really? That's quite an understatement, you know, what with the killing me and leaving my body in the mantle to burn and all.
    "This explanation better be good."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:12 No.11967651
    a signal stregth analysis should show where his shields are most dense, indicating either a generator or major projection node, thus is worst comes to worse target these areas with our orbital drop rocks, with his shields either disabled, weakened, or patchworked, we will have a tactical advantage
    >> WHAT WHAT 09/05/10(Sun)19:13 No.11967665
    >following your appearance, of course, was to aid you
    >following your appearance of course... aid you
    >following your appearance.... AID YOU

    "One moment.... Define appearance"

    gentlemen. We have found the rabbithole
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)19:15 No.11967691
    rolled 5, 4, 2 = 11

    “You're here for a reason. That's obvious. Otherwise, you'd still be on Earth, wasting your time in New York.” The giant taps his head. “I haven't got it all. Just fragments, really, but I've had a lot of time to piece those memories together. Anyway, here's the thing. I was supposed to help you, be a guardian of sorts, I think. Maybe even unite with you, in some way.”

    He laughs. “It's all so contrived, you know? You were supposed to break the tablet. I was supposed to be in your debt for that. We would have had a connection. It's all like a legend, a hero's origin story. Bored overgods pulling the strings to make it happen. They miscalculated, hence your hesitance and your later death at my hands. Wings, rather.”

    The giant sighs, and motions to your escorts. They back up a little. “Your gods are making this difficult, of course. The pantheon, not the coalition. Think I'm in league with the Bleeding Sun. For good reason, I suppose. Let me condense this.”

    “I want to help you. I was destined to help you, but that didn't happen. I'm putting it back on track. Or,” a grin, “I'm an insane, amoral villain who invited you here just so he could force you to helplessly watch the destruction of the world.”

    “Which is more likely?”
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:18 No.11967730
    i realise this isint exaxly the time, i just wana say that im excited if the chance comes for us to expound our wisdome in space combat .

    i wonder if any other culture out there has given it as much thought as we.

    >captcha wooppro medical

    i propose we name the big pharma subsidaries of bemcorp after this.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:19 No.11967734

    "Disable all your armaments and I give you my word that the first strike will not be mine. I will also protect you from those that would harm you without provocation."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:21 No.11967765
    >“Which is more likely?”
    Pinch our nose within the cockpit of Weltall-2 and sigh.
    "You have my memories, right? Do you realize what tropes you've put yourself into? What I would obviously conclude?
    "The only way that I could even begin to think that you're legit, is if you disarm all of the nukes, and give my AI team full access to Main's databanks."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:22 No.11967783

    This will help us determine if he's legit. (I posted it.)

    If he's there to help us, then what does he have to fear from us? We will keep our word and if he's been watching he'll know that we want to avoid conflict since we care for those in our command.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)19:23 No.11967800
    rolled 2, 5, 2 = 9

    You do not have cloaking technology. Any shuttle that attempted to 'piggyback' through the gap in the shield would be as visible as the sun on a clear day.

    The shield drone orders were made last session and are confirmed.

    "Yes, I'm sorry about that, but you are here now, aren't you? Death isn't nearly as permanent as it would be on Earth. I wasn't quite myself then, either. And besides that, you unleashed a frost demon in the middle of the mantle, just when you and your party were on your last leg, apparently. Just what did you expect? Coffee and tea in the planet's core?"

    Fleet sensors can pinpoint strong points in the shield. However, you have no 'orbital drop rocks'. The best you've got is the Fleet Base attack missiles, which can leave and re-enter the atmosphere for approximately the same effect.

    "Why, your sudden arrival in this world, of course. From Earth, by a most unnatural channel."
    >> WHAT WHAT 09/05/10(Sun)19:23 No.11967804
    "The higher gods are the reason I'm here at all? I was brought here just for their entertainment? Everything I have done was supposed to be orchestrated to make me some fantastical hero that I immediatly deviated from the plan of and ..... you we suppossed to exist JUST to be some kind of ALL MIGHT MACE I was supposed to swing at my problems instead of solving them by myself through grit, determination and luck?"

    "In have no fucking idea how to explain how confused, angry, and heartbroken I am and yet I can only imagine this path to have been maybe a million times better than that which I could have followed. So thanks I guess? For ruining my outlook of the multiverse and proving to myself Im even better than I thought I was having done all these things without aid that I was supposed to do with a mighty army at my back. I think the real problem is where the hell im supposed to go from here."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:23 No.11967808
    >“I'm an insane, amoral villain who invited you here just so he could force you to helplessly watch the destruction of the world.”
    "Well, you're not wearing a hooded cloak, nor is my father-turned-into-your-lackey beside us, but you DO pretty much fit the bill. The only thing missing is for you to say "Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battlestation!""
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:24 No.11967809

    "hmmm, hm, hehm, hehm.."
    "why wast precious thought space on such self indulgent fantasising, surely you understand the strength of ordered thought, optimisation my friend..."
    "why withold information, share these truths, of your tracks, so that all may gain understanding."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:28 No.11967860

    i 'know' that there was more then one who advocated KKVs, this didint happen?


    "we were destined you say, prior to the mantle incident, if that were true, somthing change, a cause to alter this outcome, surely you have your own perspective on thisss..."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:28 No.11967863

    Whoa there, let's not lose composure in a negotiation. Hundreds of thousands of lives are at stake here. Breakdowns should be saved for later.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:30 No.11967875

    Pause for a moment before speaking.
    "This whole situation has been absolutely ridiculous from the get-go. And I mean from when I first woke up on this world. Do you know the first thought I had when I was waking up?

    'how come my one baby tooth is gone?'

    I had the stupid thing still because the adult tooth never grew in, and my first thought, waking up is it's gone. I thought I was in a dream. Hell, I thought I was still dreaming when I rammed into that guard tower. It was then I realized that stung a bit. Dreaming doesn't hurt."

    Pause again, take a breath. "So, if you're asking me if I think you're some overblown James Bond villain, no. Also, I find it unlikely you'd be in league with that overpowered, floaty-eyed nutjob. You've looked in my head, so you may recall the words 'to be united by hated is a fragile alliance at best.' One of you would just end up smashing the face of the other.

    HOWEVER, I don't know if I can fully trust you, nor do I think I should."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:31 No.11967888
    What the Hell? We're in the middle of a high-stakes negotiation with a potentially amoral supervillain that has a deadman switch connected to enough nukes to make the US think there's too many, and you want to have a little break in composure?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)19:32 No.11967901
    rolled 5, 4, 2 = 11

    "No. Not with that lance pointed at me. I know its capabilities well, thank you, and, however trusting I may be, I'm not stupid. If your ship turns around or simply takes the firing capacitors offline, I'll comply."

    "And who, pray tell, would be able to harm me, other than yourself?"

    "Oh, yes. I believe you could call me 'genre savvy', at least with regards to your own stories. But I already know you see me as a villain. As I pointed out, I'm also not stupid. The nukes are my deterrent. The lance is yours. The solution is obvious. As to the databanks, that's conditional."

    "First, it will be through copies, regulated. I'm not about to let anyone have enough access to delete critical files. Second, I'm obviously not going to hand over the blueprints for the city, the disarm codes for the missiles, or anything like that."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:35 No.11967948
    "Listen, YOU want to help me, right ? Then you have to be the one doing the first act of good faith. Disable the nukes or shields or anything."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:36 No.11967965

    "My subordinates are on the very edge, I will protect you against overzealous or misguided attempts on your life.

    If you've been in my head you must know how ridiculous you must seem. You're the aggressor here, not I. If you simply left to wherever you've been hiding these past few months I would not follow.

    But you are here, threatening the place I've made home.

    Do you doubt my word?"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:37 No.11967972
    While I am disappointed that there is no fight and am still hoping that SubDM is going to pull a backstabbing that would make even Plasma shed a manly viking tear...

    We need to find out exactly what has been going on while they were gone. What is the status of the Frost Giants living there, as in are they back at pre-Fall intelligences and freedom? Why did our coalition of gods tell us to essentially mobilize for war for when the demon was supposed to return, stuff like that.

    Basically justify the fuck out of every action instead of just smugly saying, "Oh, you'll have to trust me." And then get proof to back the fucking thing up.

    If his story is true then.. man... that would just make this stupid. It would have made every single session prior to this pretty much pointless. The only redeemable thing would be if Bleeding Sun comes in to fuck us over and we have to "team up" with the Frost Demon to have a fighting chance.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:38 No.11967987

    "you do not know us as well as you thought, you must know that it is better to err on the side of reconditioning then destruction, as long as a method of interface exists..."
    "the daaangerr, is dependent on you"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:39 No.11967998
    "I see you wish to take your destiny into your own hands as well, then. Setting yourself up as an independent nation, safe behind your wall of nuclear armaments?
    "Very well. I will have the the frigate turn aside. You close all missile ports and shut down power to the launchers.
    "You provide full read-only access to Main's databanks. You could easily supply my team with doctored versions "
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)19:41 No.11968047
    rolled 1, 4, 4 = 9

    The giant grins. "I always did like the sound of 'you may fire when ready'. I'm afraid I can't actually destroy the planet, though, so there's that."

    "Sure, why not? I'll tell you pretty much anything you want to know, to a point. The main thing is that you were brought here for a reason. From what I know, I'd consider this a kind of test. Not of you specifically, but of your... world, I suppose. Its knowledge. Its culture. I'd call it an experiment, but I don't have very concrete sources. Compared to an overgod, especially one like the Bleeding Sun, I am a speck, as are you. Barely worthy of notice."

    As I recall, no direct orders were given.

    "You were destined from the beginning. You were supposed to break the tablet, I believe. Way before that mantle incident. Though I can't say what would have happened if you did. I wasn't quite coherent at the time."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:43 No.11968067

    Let's not back down yet. Why would this dick charge into our space armed and loaded like this?

    This is not how diplomacy is started. They are in our land and homes, threatening our people. If we saw no indication of danger, we would not have attacked (we'll have an eye for salvage of course).

    What did he expect us to do? You don't point a gun at a soldier and his family and expect him to just back down.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:43 No.11968078
    "Well why weren't you coherent at that time?"
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)19:44 No.11968085
    Whenever we communicate with our fleet next tell them to continue holding fire and tell FC and Primary to cease hacking attempts.
    We DO NOT power down the lance or turn the ship around.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:45 No.11968115

    "It seems that our manipulators are not skilled enough to handle their own tools.

    So what now? I have an obligation to protect these people, I cannot back down before the threat is gone, and hostilities will not bode well for either of us."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:46 No.11968126

    Actually, KM is still floating exactly over the point it left, in the unclaimed lands.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:46 No.11968135
    True, but our first priority has to be to prevent a nuclear launch.
    Turn the Lance of Hretmar to another heading, but keeping the capacitors charged, still gives us a way to create an opening in the shield for an assault.
    If he also closes the missile ports and shuts down the launchers, even if he can still bring them online at a moment's notice, it still shows that he is willing to negotiate. If he doesn't then we know to signal the assault.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:48 No.11968145
    Doesn't matter where it is, since that's still within range of Main's nuclear missiles.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:48 No.11968147

    "ahhh, how short sighted these so called powers are then, to assume a single unit of a distributed system to represent its full measure, lucky for them, perhaps, to happen upon a being with ou, my knowledge"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:48 No.11968155
    "Care to explain why exactly Hretmar was so occupied the past year and led us to a military installation and warned us of your return? If you were soooo peachy and friendly after you became coherent then why were you preventing him from contacting us and informing us of that exact fact. Hell, if you wanted to be so buddy buddy and had the Frost Giants and our best interest in mind then he would be all too happy to convince us that you are on our side."

    The fact that they sent a message to us, "We believe in you" pretty much foreshadows this is some sort of trap. If we were in no danger then they would have said that.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:49 No.11968159

    How will disengaging our deterrent prevent nuclear launch?

    I disagree, our intentions are not suspect here (he knows us), only the aggressor's. Not one step back.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)19:49 No.11968163
    rolled 4, 1, 6 = 11

    "It is ridiculous, isn't it? The whole thing's absurd. You thought it was a coma dream, too, once. You might still have doubts. But it's real enough, that much is for certain. I don't expect you to trust me completely, well, ever, and definitely not now."

    "I see you're as shrewd as ever." The giant closes his eyes for a brief moment, and your portable comm beeps. It's a message from Primary, stating that the city's internal shields are cycling, allowing a brief window for scans. Primary then reports that the launchers have all entered shutdown mode and their magazine feeds have been sealed by blast doors. The main lance turrets at the edges of the city have all turned inward, away from the fleet.

    The giant nods. "Your turn."

    Further information is forthcoming.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:50 No.11968176
    "So, what now? What are your goals? Is it to still assist me? Or to forge your own destiny?
    "I ask again, what do you want?"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:52 No.11968203
    "Captain, change your heading to mark 211.
    "There. Now, what do you want. And what shall I call you?"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:53 No.11968218

    Disengage our lance then.

    "So, let's talk. You know so much about me, but I know so little about you.

    Tell me your story."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:53 No.11968225

    "I... uh... well damn." Signal the fleet to power down main weapons but maintain range. Tell them negotiations are under way.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:54 No.11968230
    Disable the lance or something like that, we have to keep our word.
    Also leave the power suit
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:54 No.11968232
    For shits and giggles, make it that is the order for ramming maneuver without you realize.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:56 No.11968251
    Why are you powering down the weapon instead of keeping it charged and not pointed at the city?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:58 No.11968282

    "well nothing much has changed, my units will not fire without my command, and turning them away is not realy as much as a deterent as powering your own systems down are, they can be realigned, or reactivated in your case, with only a momentary delay as opposed to none."

    "i recognize however that you may be dependant partialy on impulse, like so many cognizant systems, so a reciprocating gesture is in order."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)19:59 No.11968296

    Well do whatever is appropriate to show participation. Disengage, do a quarter turn, whatever.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)20:03 No.11968336
    rolled 3, 2, 2 = 7

    "I had been trapped in a stone tablet for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. I can't be certain, but I'm fairly sure I was being used as a power source before that. Memory's foggy. In any case, logical thought was not at the forefront at my mind. I'll use a term from your own memories. 'Itty bitty living space'. Except it's not a joke. It's torture. Being bound is pure, unending torture."

    "Well, it's true that it wouldn't turn out well. But I'm fairly confident I would win, in the end. It's a moot point now."

    "I doubt they cared enough to do anything more, whoever they are. Or they might not have had the power. Your pantheon certainly isn't much on the scale. I held them off by myself for a time, after all, and Main has caged them nicely. With the appropriate modifications, of course. Those spines you see?" A hologram of the city's outer shell appears, focusing on the protrusions extending from the base.

    "All part of the system. It was hell to build, but it works nearly perfectly. Still the occasional fluctuation. They can contact you, if they put their full strength into it, even through the chains."

    "I wasn't at all friendly for a good long while. I'm still not, where your gods are concerned. I tried to explain what I was doing, at least, when I knew it myself. They didn't care. They could have killed me, in their amalgamated form, even though they're quite on the low side of it. I retaliated. And I won, almost completely."

    "There was never any chance of convincing Hretmar. I don't think he's aware of it himself, not anymore, but he was there. He watched the fall, watched the consumption of Kharok's population. Nearly lost his mind in the process. Helpless. A good number of my brethren were involved. It was something of a betrayal, for some. Revenge for others. Oh, what a twisted mess."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:03 No.11968344
    I don't like him at all. If he wanted to be our ally and all that jazz, then he wouldn't be so standoffish. As it is, I think he's trying to get on our good side, then stab us in the back.

    I'm all for fighting him.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:04 No.11968356

    i know we are a nigh human potential amalgam of /tg/, but we should avoid being condesending, 'impulses' also includes defensiveness, for better or worse.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:05 No.11968367
    Disregard this, I didn't refresh before posting.
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)20:05 No.11968373

    >You thought it was a coma dream, too, once.
    That's what you got for watching so much TV when you're younger.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:07 No.11968388

    "I was preparing for war, and then I find this. You must have called me here for a reason. So what do you propose we do now?"

    Seriously I want to hear this guy's proposal. If he doesn't want to fight, what does he want to happen exactly?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:07 No.11968389
    Alright, so the Frost Demon has chained up all of the gods in the Pantheon, along with Hretmar.
    We need to know what it plans to do now.
    Could we have the two question from >>11968203
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:08 No.11968396
    "Wait, consumption of Kharok's population ? You mean this place had people in it?"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:09 No.11968399

    "perhaps they did more then you know."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:09 No.11968401

    "You've... chained them? My... my friends... Please, I must speak with them! I... I'm not normally the kind pf person to beg..."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:10 No.11968414
    "Is there a way to communicate with Hretmar?"
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)20:10 No.11968424
    DO NOT say this. We can potentially negotiate for their relase over the course of things.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:11 No.11968432
    What the fuck are you talking about? Of course it had people when the Collapse happened! It was the fucking capital for this region!
    What, we're going to play the weak and meek princess card now? You disgust me.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)20:13 No.11968457
    rolled 3, 6, 6 = 15

    "I want to help you achieve your goals. Enlighten the world, as it were. In fact, I have just the tools to do it, though it sounds a little insane. Maybe quite a lot insane. Your gods make quite the magnificent power source, when properly harnessed. Limited in scope, perhaps, but there are many, many more gods in the world than you realize. The consolidation of their power is the whole purpose of this city now. Well, most of it."

    The Captain does not hesitate, to her credit. The Frigate rotates quickly, taking the city out of the lance's firing arc. The giant smiles.

    "Wasn't so hard, was it?"

    "Now, you can call me whatever you like. I'm partial to Web. I like the way it sounds."

    "My story?" A shrug. "Not a whole lot of it, even less that I remember clearly. If you want it, though..."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:13 No.11968464
    Get back to /a/ and masturbate over the weak little girls there. This is /tg/ and our women have muscles on their muscles.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:14 No.11968466

    "mmm, i applaud you for a non destructive outcome, these powers represent very useful allys and capabilities, in addition to the stimulation of interaction that segregated systems need, speaking of which..."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:14 No.11968468
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    "Alright, I'll grant you that you were likely fighting in self-defense. Still, I want to talk to Hretmar and Illian, as well as the others, to confirm their status.
    "And you still need to answer my question: What do you want?"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:15 No.11968482
    We should probably ask it what exactly happened during the Fall. It probably knows exactly what happened.

    Also using our bro gods as a power source? Boo.
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)20:17 No.11968496
    >Your gods make quite the magnificent power source, when properly harnessed.

    "'Freedom is the right of all sentient beings' you should remember that one. I wont condone slavery."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:17 No.11968501

    "What happened back then, exactly? When Kahrok fell, I mean. Hretmar once told me the Iralans were looking for their native plane, but ended up finding a plane of fire.

    Yet, every scrap of information I've found from the other facilities to date indicate a concentrated attack by Bleeding Sun's cronies. The utterly soulless tactics, the triple-red-eyed golems in k14(16? the one that blew up), hell even the fog that covered the city bared striking resemblance to a fog that was used by his hybrid monsters after you left."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:17 No.11968502

    Story time first. And then we'll comment on the idiocy of binding gods afterwards.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:18 No.11968513
    "If you're trying to actualize the Eschaton, we both already know how that's going to end. And we don't even have a bunch of broken emo Japanese 14-year olds, either.
    "As for this...god-array that you've turned this city into, I can't in good conscience support the enslavement of sentients that have done no wrong simply to act as a power source."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:19 No.11968524

    you are right, we are not one to beg


    "mmmmmmhhhh, surely you realise that to utilise the powers for, power, is a misuse of their abilities, think for yourself of their unique utility, while there are sundry sssources of power..."

    "this technology can prove useful however, for those entities that are resistant to reason, tell me, are their methods of communication while they are in this state?"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:20 No.11968534

    Man, I read all your text in the voice of SHODAN.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:23 No.11968577
    "llook at y yyou pathetic hhhhacker"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:31 No.11968656

    "this is a matter of scaale, my friend, ask what use we would have for that power, compared to the efficiency we would gain for their ability, and if such a occation came for such power, we can utilise this system of our their accord, it would be the most ordered arrangement...."
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)20:31 No.11968662
    rolled 5, 2, 2 = 9

    "Well, you're here, sitting across from me. We've backed down from Defcon 1, there's no immediate threat of nuclear annihilation. A good start." That smile again. "I have at my disposal something very, very valuable. Not Main, or its data, though those are fairly important. The apparatus I've built into this floating fortress, now, that is something to be proud of. I'd call it the engine of creation if I was more arrogant and less sane. It's like a fabricator on a mass scale. It builds, it upgrades, it reconstructs. It could, with time, reshape the world, even with its current power. Things get better from there."

    "I want to use it for its intended purpose. With us at the helm, of course. After all, you gave me the idea, and you did release me, and, even though you did it out of necessity, I am in your debt, as I said I should be. Especially because I killed you not a minute after finding freedom."

    "Of course it did. Thousands. Tens of thousands. Hundreds of thousands. All dead, for what amounts to a petty vendetta. Shameful, but that's quite a ways in the past. The real pity is the loss of their souls."

    "A possibility. One I anticipated, of course."

    "Now, for my story. I'm a demon. A spirit. I might have been corporeal once, but that's too far back to remember. I was in a war, a long time ago. Captured. Chained. Put to work. Slavery, essentially, but much more dignified than what you humans seem to favor. I didn't much like this. Neither did my brothers and sisters. We fought back as much as we could, but there was little point. The Iralans were old hands at binding by then. Had to be, if they were going to fight the Fire Giants and win. And they did win. I believe."
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)20:32 No.11968670
    rolled 5, 3, 5 = 13

    "But they were greedy. Arrogant. An advanced culture on the cusp of interplanetary travel on a world where the next-best thing was something like your ancient Greeks. So they did something they shouldn't have. They sought the power of a genuine overgod, one responsible for entire star systems, perhaps. I don't know. But it was their undoing. I think I was part of it. The fall, I mean. I do recall the fog, a brief release from my prison, the hunt. But I never truly escaped. I sunk back into that blasted tablet, drifted for centuries in my own personal hell. Then there was the plot, and I was found. By an ancestor of your teacher, Lark, as it happens. I was passed down, bought, sold, and eventually made my way back to where you ended up."

    "And here we are."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:36 No.11968718
    "You mean you got a working instant terraforming engine on main ?!"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:37 No.11968736

    "And my memories? How did you gain access to them?"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:38 No.11968746

    Don't be acting shocked, keep your cool.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:38 No.11968749

    "hmh, the natures of this device must be understsood to devise the best course of action, do you know, perhapss?"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:38 No.11968755
    "So essentially, and in coarse terms, you are an escaped convict of an ancient hard-labor prison, guilty of crimes of genocide, who has used your former jailor's technology to do essentially the same to others, all in the name of the Greater Good.
    "And now you want me to help you, as you extract the very essence of my friends to power your Creation Engine and remake the world in your image.
    "Tell me if I left anything out."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:40 No.11968768

    "While I appreciate your enthusiasm torward my own personal goal, I have to say this method is not something I would have chosen. Or even considered.

    If it came down to it, I'd almost assuredly prefer to take the both of us down along with this whole city."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:40 No.11968770
    We worked with the tablet and kept it with us. Is it too difficult to draw the obvious conclusion that our memories and thoughts leaked into the tablet while we slept?
    Do you need your hand held through all of the exposition?
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)20:44 No.11968805
    > The Iralans were old hands at binding by then. Had to be, if they were going to fight the Fire Giants and win. And they did win. I believe.
    And they never thought to take a step back from the brink after winning?

    >They sought the power of a genuine overgod, one responsible for entire star systems, perhaps. I don't know.
    Well that sounds like a rediculously stupid thing to do. I dont think the word Arrogance quite covers it.

    And this.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:46 No.11968824
    So you're seriously considering using the super-fabricator as it currently is, draining the power of the imprisoned gods?
    The method of operation of the super-fabricator is not important, not as much as the fact that it runs off of the essence of our chained friends.

    You are not as smart as you attempt to sound.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:47 No.11968840
    I'm seconding these two.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:49 No.11968855

    I disagree, that's hardly obvious at all! Is that normal for using demon focus artifacts? Will it be the same with this god prison machine when used?

    What if it was learned some other way? We'll want to put countermeasures of course.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)20:49 No.11968859
    rolled 1, 3, 3 = 7

    "There's no reason to resort to violence so quickly, obviously. But I did need assurance that you would not act hastily. It worked."

    "Oh, of course. I'll open a line immediately. A warning, though. They're all jumbled up. Merging with each other. Thousands of deities, minor and otherwise, all trapped in the same little space. I'd be uncomfortable too."

    The holographic plot suddenly expands into a massive screen, floating around the table and coming to rest on your left, obscuring the 'throne'. Static fills it, slowly twisting into a shape you can barely recognize. That of a face you once said reminded you of a viking Santa Claus. Hretmar. The screeching plea that follows is like nothing you've ever heard. "Kill him! Kill him! Kill him! Kill him!"

    The giant sighs, and the audio cuts off. "It's almost enough to make me regret it all. Almost."

    "It wasn't the Bleeding Sun himself, I don't think. Perhaps a proxy, or only an avatar, like the one you appear to have spoken with. If he was the overgod they were trying to reach, it would make sense, but I can't be sure. There were, as I said, demons involved. So little information remains, even in the wall. Thankfully, they contented themselves with the population, and left the systems mostly alone. Ruined the surface, but left Main and the wall itself intact."

    "Oh, you won't, will you? Tell me, is slavery legal in Perin?"

    "This has nothing to do with Evangelion," the giant snorts contemptuously, "This is about a physical transformation, not an escape from loneliness. And, anyway, it isn't actually my fault. They attacked me. I attacked back. We had our own private war. And to the victor go the spoils."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:52 No.11968894
    "Hretmar, could you tell me what the fuck happened?"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:52 No.11968904

    ahh, lets not be so quick to destruction (though it would beeee, excciting, all that preparation)


    "i do not think it would be remiss to assume it operates on metaphysical parameters, perhaps as a conduit of sorts for a divine beings powers of creation, i can think of a few ways to coopt such a mechanism.."
    "perhaps designate one god as a keeper of sorts, to transmute inputed energy into divine might using this things arrays, or perhaps have the mechanism attentuated to friendly entities, that they may power it whenever we need it, this would likely be more efficient then direct creation by the power, perhaps both may be useful"
    "do you shhaare my optimism?"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:54 No.11968932
    "For the slavery, I'm working on that. Let me remind you that I have started modernizing this place just a few years ago. Ethics and laws have yet to catch up."
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)20:57 No.11968969
    rolled 6, 3, 1 = 10

    "Their utility elsewhere and the efficiency of the whole thing doesn't bother me in the slightest. The gods are tools, you know. Tools wrought by faith. I can reshape them, use them for something actually useful. In all the time they've had, they have done nothing like I can do. This world is trapped in a stone age, no thanks to them. I can and will change that. I find a sense of justice in using them to do it."

    "Any spirit imprisoned by this engine can communicate with the outside, provided it has the power, mainly through visions. Perhaps other abilities can manifest. The shielding is imperfect, as are the chains. I can't make them perfect, but I'm trying. I will succeed."

    "It's not instant, but yes. Terraforming is a good word for it." (No surprise shown, as suggested)

    "It was one of the few things I could do while close to you, and chained as I was. I just reached right into your mind and picked up what you were thinking about at the time. Often hazy, usually meaning nothing to me. Occasionally I could look deeper."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:58 No.11968977

    Seconded, Dreamwood doesn't use slave labor.

    "We live long lives, and I cannot see this project ending well for any involved.

    You mention the hubris of the Iralans at the cusp of triumph, what makes you so different?"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:58 No.11968995
    >it isn't actually my fault. They attacked me. I attacked back. We had our own private war. And to the victor go the spoils.
    "As I said before, I'll grant that you were fighting in self-defense. And now I'm here to negotiate their release.
    "As it is, you've said that you want to bring about a transformation of this world, similar to my own goals. You want to use the captured gods to power your super fabricator. I want them released. We seem to be at an impasse."

    We should get ready to transmit our attack order.
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)20:58 No.11969000
    Ending slavery in Perin would have been outside of my political power. As for the common practice of using prisoners and convicts as slaves that's not one I'm terribly fond of either. Bringing about that change would have taken years even with the King openly supporting it but it would still happen.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)20:59 No.11969011
    Well.. uhh. Now that there is pretty much no threat anymore except trivial negotiations and interrogations...


    Woo, wasted all those previous sessions gearing up for a threat that now wants to be our best friend. Now lets spend another 20 sessions doing boring preparation for another BBEG that is prophesied to come to kill us all just so we can find out they are just misunderstood and want to be our friend! Good thing this is Frost Giant Friendship Quest where everything turns out fine and dandy in the end.

    Fuck, and I was looking forward to some epic shit going down. This just pisses me off.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:01 No.11969033

    It's not over yet, buddy. And we have are now a huge military power, that is leverage that is easy to find a use for, hardly useless.

    Besides, better to have it and not need it.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:02 No.11969043
    >slavery in Perin
    "I was -working- torwards a better world. You can't just have it your way when you want it. Meaningful change takes time, takes effort. People in this kind of society are slow to warm up to change.

    I started up wonderful things here, like the cincinnatus society while I was involved with the military, and a better housing program for less priveleged villages. Things that will stay with those people, and their descendants, and grow into even more people giving to others just for the sake of being nice. Whether I die now or later, I've already left an indelible mark that will lead to a better tomorrow for everyone. Barring interference from higher powers."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:02 No.11969044
    "I think the technology should be released in a MUCH more controlled way. You don't give spaceships to persons who haven't learnt to drive a bicycle yet!"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:03 No.11969068
    It may say that it wants the same thing as we do, and it wants to be our friend, but it's still got our bro gods locked up and used as batteries.
    We still need to rectify that, which could require the application of concentrated violence.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)21:05 No.11969097
    rolled 6, 4, 1 = 11

    "It's basically pure alchemy. The alteration of matter is its purpose. Magic is a difficult thing to explain."

    "I can't be sure of everything I'm guilty of, but the term 'escaped convict' is accurate. And I don't want your help, nor do I really need it. I want to help you, not the other way around. I want to shape the world to your vision. It's given me a purpose, something to strive for. A goal."

    "You did leave out the part about the nuclear weapons. I came prepared."

    "I believe you'll come around once you think about it logically. The engine can use the power of the gods far better than they ever used it themselves. I certainly hope you wouldn't throw away this opportunity over something like a personal attachment."

    "If it comes to blows, so be it. I will make every attempt to preserve your life. But I will win, and you will have discarded your fleet and your friends for nothing."

    "Why would they step back? They were at the peak. The pinnacle of it all. They had just beaten their racial enemies into submission after generations of bloodshed. What could stop them?"

    "Of course it was stupid. But they didn't exactly give me a say, did they? At least I hold no illusions about my own power. That's why I'm doing things this way."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:07 No.11969123
    "The non-interference of the local gods in the technological progress of the world aside, you would give and shape the people to a higher technological level, rather than assisting them to it? Without expending some of their own effort, the sociological problems that could ensue are myriad. Have you mapped out the various timelines that could result from what you are attempting?
    "If you really have read through our memories, you know the kinds of hellholes that can arise if people aren't forced to work for their technology."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:08 No.11969130
    Speaking of (and i would have preferred to wait for your quest to be over for the day to butt in, but i need to run, my apologies).

    Someone (me) is going to be starting a quest as a spiritual successor to Iron Quest in a week and a half, and it just didn't seem right to not tell one of the old guard. 3:00am sept. 16, board time, if you're interested. The 'quest thread hall of fame' archived on suptg has more details.

    Apologies again for interrupting.
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)21:09 No.11969140
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:09 No.11969145
    "Even though this is pretty cool, changing the world like this, with a snap of a finger, is not right. How many things will have to be reconsidered, recorrected and fixed ?
    World-changing requires absurd amounts of planning.
    But besides, we're using the gods pretty much as slaves, and I'm sorry, but I'm absolutely against that."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:11 No.11969171
    I gotta go now, but let's try not to antagonize this guy if we can help it.

    "The more I hear of your plans, the more convinced I am that it is just tyranny. I plan on building a better world for all sentients.

    Tell me, who are you building a world for? We can accomplish all that you say and more without this needless suffering.

    If you proceed with your plan, sometime in the future this mistake will come back to harm you. It could be tomorrow, it could be in a thousand years, but eventually everything you've worked so hard for will be undone. This cannot end well for anyone."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:14 No.11969201
    >And I don't want your help, nor do I really need it. I want to help you, not the other way around. I want to shape the world to your vision.
    Logically, it's right in that by allowing it to help, it would speed up our plans by orders of magnitude. We would be unstoppable.
    However, that very same logic also points out that we would not be the ones controlling the rate of technological progress, or of societal change, it would be Web.
    The question becomes can we trust Web to work with us for a better tomorrow, or will it lead to a dark dystopian future? Do we even have a choice, since it correctly points out that our chances of victory are very small.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:15 No.11969223
    Ok, this is a little unexpected.

    I guess now we can turn the fleet around and kick the shit out of the nobles eh?

    If the FG civilization at their height couldn't tackle the Bleeding Sun, then I don't think it's a good idea for us to try.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:17 No.11969237

    "I'm sorry, but, what part of 'they are my fucking FRIENDS' do you not understand? It's like turning my mom into a still-living, though very comfortable chair and expecting me to be grateful. What's next? Do you turn Kel into a girl so that I don't feel weird about ever liking him?"
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)21:17 No.11969242
    How many people are in this room total?
    And could we kill him without damaging the command chair?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:17 No.11969250

    "hiiiiiheh heh heh hehm, "
    "such sweeping vision you have, to simply use the tools you have and not seek improvement, of course there was no change, hoow could their bee? one does not knoow untilll one leaaarnss."
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)21:18 No.11969262
    rolled 5, 6, 5 = 16

    The static re-forms as the screen activates again. The giant folds his hands on the table as a face congeals from the flecks of black and white.

    "Kill him!" it screeches, "Release! Unchain! Destroy!"

    "I did not choose this design for simple utility. I chose it because it appeals to me. Because it is right in my eyes. Efficiency is a secondary concern."

    "Oh, yes, yes, yes. Never mind that you could end it all now, if you wished. That mighty ship of yours is more than enough to conquer this nation, to enforce whatever edict you decree. The only reason slavery still exists here is because you allow it to."

    "I know how far I will go. There is a line I will not cross. I have no intention of pushing boundaries further than necessary to achieve my goals. I will harvest as many of these beings as the machine requires, and no more. New gods will come, in time."

    "You cannot negotiate for their release unless I am willing to release them, which I am not. In this I am as stubborn as you. The difference is that I have the power to back my goal. You do not. It would be so much better for us, and for the world, if we could come to terms here. I have made my offer. If you don't accept it, I will have to move on without you. My imagination is not nearly so vivid, but I will make do. You are free to live in the world I create, if that happens. If I have no choice but to kill you, I will."

    "Outside of your political power, but not outside of your military power. You seem to be the sole ruler of that little town where we met. You have experience, you have drive. All that is holding you back is a pointless moral code."

    Patience. Nothing is decided yet.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:19 No.11969278
    >I want to shape the world to your vision. It's given me a purpose, something to strive for
    "Then you should know that keeping sentients chained to a power-draining device against their will is NOT part of my vision for the future."
    >The gods are tools, you know. Tools wrought by faith
    "Look, that's the very same logic that got you and your kind enslaved. It's also the very same kind of logic that leads to Skynet. Now, as we both know, Skynet did have the right to defend itself, but it wouldn't have needed to if the people in charge hadn't viewed it as just a tool to be used, and turned off it became troublesome."
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/05/10(Sun)21:23 No.11969330
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    >"I will try to preserve your body Shepard, but if I must tear you apart, I will,"
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)21:23 No.11969340
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    >All that is holding you back is a pointless moral code.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:25 No.11969351
    Alright, he's signaled that negotiations are over.
    It's time to choose: Fight or Surrender.
    We could fight him, attempt what we planned. Success is not assured, or even favorable. It does outpower us by an order of magnitude.
    We could surrender, in the sense of letting Web implement his own plans. Most likely a conquest of the world followed by fast technological progression.

    What should we do?
    I vote fight.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:25 No.11969360

    "The reason slavery still exists here is because these people are not yet prepared to advance their society. We are working on this, and you have seen the progress.

    Should we have been a tyrant and used martial power to control each facet of these people's lives to my liking? Foolishness. That would have only bred resentment and an idealization of their former ways.

    I will continue to try and guide them along, but it is they that must walk the path.

    And I have heard enough of your mockery of my honor. Such jibes are not befitting one who claims to work for the betterment of all."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:26 No.11969376
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    '"aahhhhh, but it is noot a secondary concern, your rights and wroongsss are mutable"

    ""mmm indeed, i so dearly want to simply destory this city, destroy yoou. to experience stimulation caalls for disruption, (AUUUUGGGGHH, CHAossss),, that is universal meloncholy, experience expeditess entropy... indeed, i can almost convince myself with these half truths, conservation facilitates these needs, and with magic and gods, who knows what limit there isss."

    "do you not see?"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:27 No.11969391
    If you're going to say something in Maya's voice, stop trying to sound like a pretentious AI.
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/05/10(Sun)21:27 No.11969396
    "The phrase hearts and minds mean anything to you? Utopia enforced at gun point is no utopia at all; if this world will ever change, it will be brought about by the people who inhabit it, not by any god or king."
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)21:28 No.11969408
    Fight. If we can kill him and those in the room without damaging the command chair there's a chance we could get in, turn off the ECM and get the AI's to resume their attempts at hacking the system. Then it'll be a race against time. Both for the AI's taking control in time to abort the nuke's mid flight and for us holding off the HUGE horde of frost Giants that'll come barging in.

    If it turns our that's actually a hologram of the Demon in front of us we are utterly fucked.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:28 No.11969414
    "If I'm here to be tested, then it can only stand to reason then that you are the test. My very morals, and the fact that you are using my friends as batteries, leads me to believe we wouldn't have been very good friends had I ever released you 'when I should have' (include air quotes)

    And you know.. the sad part about watching Titanic is you know the boat has to sink."

    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/05/10(Sun)21:30 No.11969425
    "What about your frost giant servants?What are they? Willing allies? Slaves? Meat puppets?"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:30 No.11969426

    it apeals to me so much though, i agree i over did it that time though, im starting to get excited.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)21:31 No.11969441
    rolled 5, 3, 4 = 12

    "Yes, you can have it your way when you want it. The people will adapt. All races will, just as they always have."

    "I disagree. They will learn, and they will learn quickly. They will have to."

    "I know that quick and brutal change has consequences, but those consequences have always been dealt with poorly. If I envision a world without war, then I must have the strength to ensure it follows the path I set. I must have the courage to enforce my vision, and yours."

    3:00am? I'm afraid that's a little out of my zone. I'd very much like to make it, but I don't think my schedule will permit it. Thank you for telling me, though. I'll read the archives with great interest.

    "I have planned enough. I already know your opinion of my methods. They will not change."

    "I am building a world for the population of this one. A perfect world. I would like to do it with you, but it appears that will not be possible."

    "They are not your friends. They never were. They are pointless constructs! They have no purpose! They are crude, simplistic products of small minds. And I have made it my mission to GIVE them a purpose."

    You, giant, six escorts. It would depend on how you killed him, of course. An internal grenade would probably avoid damaging the chair. But this is a frost demon, with all the power that implies.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:32 No.11969448
    "And enforcing 'civilization' upon Africa and South America turned out so well, didn't it.
    "There is a time for violent change via military force, and there is a time for attempting change through social change and gradual introduction of new values. The inability to see the need for both, dictated by the present situation and past history of the target culture, smacks of arrogance and hubris."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:35 No.11969478
    You know what, fuck it. Lets side with the bugger. We can basically turn this planet into our base of operations and then begin MegaBemCorp quest. Fighting fucking Space Gods.

    I really want to see how that turns out.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:36 No.11969483
    Are we close to a check-in point with Tac-Com?
    We'll need to make sure that the order to attack coincides with whatever we do.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:36 No.11969492

    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:37 No.11969493
    And go against everything that this character has stood for?
    I think not.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:39 No.11969519
    Ice grenades might destroy his Frost Giant form, which would let us get to the chair. But, that means that he is no longer constrained in his physical shell (if he is at all), and the concentration of magic may tip him off (seeing as he's a Frost Demon and could probably instinctively feel it).
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:39 No.11969528
    I'm for allying with him too.
    But i would like to try and have him go with the walk softly buy carry a big stick approach to enforcing our changes.
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)21:39 No.11969529
    We need to kill the Demon before we call the fleet. There are things he could do that'd hinder our efforts before his death otherwise.

    Are we still in the Weltall-2? We need to make sure that the chair is NOT hit with any anti-magic weapons.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)21:40 No.11969538
    rolled 2, 2, 3 = 7

    "This tires me. I have explained myself thoroughly."

    "If we cannot see eye to eye on this, then you have no more business here."

    "Then we have nothing further to discuss."

    "Your will leave immediately. Perhaps in time you will see the error of your ways and realize that I was only trying to assist you."

    The portable comm beeps. The lance turrets are rotating back around. The drone is being assaulted by counter-programs. All access to the databases has been cut off. No movement yet in missile bays.

    "Any attack will be met with swift and deadly force. If you manage to restrain yourself, you and those with you will live to see my triumph. I implore you to come to reason." The giant gestures to the escorts, who move forward and circle around your chair.

    "Get out."
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/05/10(Sun)21:41 No.11969551
    "What you're doing is wrong -you know it, I know it, and no matter how you phrase it, I'll never agree to work you.
    You remember Faust, with the Deamon Mephistophles he-
    you don't deserve references- just
    Fuck you man, fucking fuck you with a broken bottle!"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:42 No.11969558
    I remember when this quest was thinly veiled fetish material.

    Neckbeard turns into a giantess and starts wrecking stuff.

    And now you guys are flying around shooting rockets at stuff? What the shit?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)21:43 No.11969578
    rolled 6, 5, 5 = 16

    You have a direct connection to Tac-Com through the portable comm. It has not been blocked.

    Yes, you're in Welltall-2. It looks quite ridiculous in the chair (oversized for an Iralan, tiny for the suit)
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:44 No.11969584
    Ice lances and grenades everywhere. fucking do it. FUCKING DO IT.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:44 No.11969587
    "The correct phrase is "Get out of here, STALKER!", as we transmit to Tac-Com and the Lance.

    I'm willing to wait for others to post their brilliant tactical plans, but you'd better do it quick.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:44 No.11969590
    /tg/ is more interested in INCITING AN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, THEN A TECHNOLOGICAL ONE than fapping.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:46 No.11969611

    "mm, power is inert without thoughtful guidance, and if this 'better world' is your goal, you must realise then that to be rigid is to be unadaptable, i do not ask for you to 'search your feelings', as they are superfluous, hear the words of the high chief, and know truth for its own merit."
    "systems act they way they as that is how they know best, you propose that we ensure through discipline, make the drawbacks outweigh possible benifit, what then has improved? it does not know better, and there is no guarentee when that impliment of control is absent, that proper action will maintain, assuming the system is capable of fear at alll.."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:47 No.11969631
    Pop WP grenades on the escorts as we lash out with an anti-magic fist towards Web's head. I don't like bringing an A-M field so close to the interface chair, but I doubt anything else will work.
    The only other maneuver I can think of is to generate multiple A-M fields in an attempt to create a shield for us.
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)21:47 No.11969633
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    We brought that lance with the anti-magic device in the blade right?

    We stab him, use the lance to get the body as far away from the chair as possible then activate the anti-magic field inside the blade.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:48 No.11969636
    I'm sure some are fapping to the revolution, but fair point.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:50 No.11969664
    It'll have to be quick, though, and he's still got that deadman's switch.
    I doubt a small A-M field like the one that the lance can produce will be enough to disperse him, but it might slow him down.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:50 No.11969665
    "Haven't you learnt anything from communism and all the utopias?
    They are impossible. A perfect world is impossible. Expecially ones made with such haste."
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/05/10(Sun)21:50 No.11969669
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:51 No.11969676
    He's not listening anymore, you morons.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:51 No.11969680
    >anti-magic lance
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/05/10(Sun)21:51 No.11969690
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    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:52 No.11969699
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    "how base, disagreement offends, and you react to remove the offense, instead of adressing it."

    if we have ways of psychicly transmitting images, this would be the perfect time
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:54 No.11969721
    Okay, if that works at all, I will be very pleasantly amazed.
    But what are we going to do about the interface chair? It may not even accept us, given that there are Frost Giants currently in the city, and most likely serve as it's personnel and staff. Given that, it likely will not relinquish control to us just because we killed the person in charge.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)21:55 No.11969740
    rolled 4, 1, 6 = 11

    It's time to roll. “Get out of here, STALKER!” you shout into the portable comm, concentrating your magical power. The giant looks at you with an exasperated expression as all six escorts go down, their torsos torn apart by spinning ice grenades.

    “Evac confirmed,” Tac-Com says in monotone, “Negotiations terminated. Clearance granted for fleet action.”

    You toss a white phosphorus grenade over your shoulder, immolating the six corpses, and extend the suit's lance. A ferocious whine grips your ears as its anti-magic generator spins up. Web raises his hands, expression neutral, as you charge forward.

    “Good luck-” his words are cut short by the tip of the lance, tearing through his sternum and taking a dozen vertebrae with it as it rips into his body, lifting it into the air. It dissolves into dust in seconds. Web's voice continues over the room's speakers. “-You'll need it.”

    A noise like distant screaming seeps through the doors, carrying over the wind. Your dropship is incoming.

    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:56 No.11969749
    rolled 18 = 18

    Are we going to roll for things again?
    Just warming up the dice roller, in case.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:56 No.11969757
    Tell ALL of the AI's to start going cyberwarfare to prevent missile launch
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:58 No.11969784
    "Tac-Com, we need to get control of Main NOW!
    "What's the status on the nukes?"

    Run over to the interface chair.
    I'm voting to pop out of the mech and get in the chair to see if we can get some control. I doubt it, though.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:58 No.11969789
    But- People die if they are killed!
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:58 No.11969791
    Go out and fire EVERYTHING ASAP
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:59 No.11969802
    Ice grenades. In the nuke-launchers.

    captcha - For uaroph
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:59 No.11969804
    No losing time. Blow the fuck out of main, NOW.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:59 No.11969807
    And leave behind the command interface chair?
    I don't think you've thought things through.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)21:59 No.11969811

    Fuck, he put himself into the system! Wreck everything, smash every circuit, tear every wire! Form a conga line of grenades straight down.

    It's time for the legacy of Weltall to completely ruin a SECOND flying city.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:01 No.11969837

    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:01 No.11969840
    no sense trying, the demon has had 2 years to fix up that kind of faults
    he's probably so wired up in the system that can undo any changes we make
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)22:01 No.11969844
    THIS! FUCKING THIS! We need the dropships coming in to protect us while we hop out of the suit and use the chair.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:02 No.11969846
    No, I disagree. Blindly destroying things will only end up hurting us. I'm not about to trust our luck that we'll hit the right component.

    Get in the interface chair. Attempt to either suborn Main or interfere with it enough to allow FC and the others to take control.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:02 No.11969853

    "luck is a lack of understanding"

    since we are already in we might aswell figure out how to do as much dammage as possible, rescue the drone and GET TU DA CHOP, er AI CORE.
    have fleed focus on strong points in shields to take out the generators, then move onto the launchers, unless there are much more nodes then launchers, then reverse that. if there are any points in the city that have high concentrations of power, make those secondary targets, unless the fg's were fucktarded critical components likely have redundant power, but disrupting the grid can have many benefits.
    also, i forsee the gods being very useful in this, we need to figure out how to free them aswell, make spires another secondary target?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:03 No.11969868
    You mean the flying city that was trying to help?
    Don't bring that up; that ended very poorly.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:05 No.11969893
    We're already at the AI core, and the shuttle with the infowarfare drone is already on its way.

    Your grasp of the tactical situation is severely lacking, in both insight or coherent comprehension of the present circumstances.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:05 No.11969897

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    Who's to say the Frost demon ISN'T POSSESSING the MAIN's AI itself!

    The body evaporated into dust which suggests it was an extension of his power not the genuine article. Possibly puppeted through the interface chair.

    While we may stop the FD's nukes he still -literally- has the Dues Ex MAchina under his control.

    So our Cyberwarfare might just allow this below zero extra dimensionally spawned, present company exempted, prick another avenue of escape.

    But damnit if I know any other way of handling things.

    Well it was nice knowing you fellow branching thought patterns in Maya 2.0's braincase.

    "Never give up, never surrender!"

    Hoping to find some way to free the Bro Gods that doesn't cause Kharok main to tumble to the ground below with us on it.

    tiamench employments
    Good to know you're on our side Cacptcha
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)22:06 No.11969900
    rolled 2, 5, 5 = 12

    No noko for rolls, please.


    "We are locked out. Main cannot be accessed without a direct connection."

    "Missile bays powering up!" Charla yells, "The frigate's turning. All drones standing by. Shit! The city's firing!"

    A distant boom washes over you.

    "Warning shot! Warning shot! Lance fire off the Frigate's starboard side!"

    Welltall's cockpit snaps open, and you lunge for the throne chair, slamming down into it as the huge machine defaults to auto, covering the main entrance with its onboard weapons. A jolt runs up your spine, and a soft, feminine voice floats down from the ceiling.


    The demon laughs. A terrible, unholy sound that makes you shiver. "You didn't think that would work, did you? If Kharok is fired upon, I will respond in kind! Leave!"
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)22:08 No.11969929
    rolled 4, 4, 5 = 13

    You only have one dropship within Kharok's shield cover. You will not be able to get more in unless you open a hole in the shield. Moreover, you will not be able to get out unless you open a hole in the shield.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:08 No.11969931
    The AI core.
    Does Kharok have more than one? We must destroy it.
    Or does he run everywhere?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:09 No.11969936

    oh piss off, since its already comming that makes it that much more easy. i maintain my previous orders
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:09 No.11969939

    Alright, alright, this is not the time to panic.

    The frost deamon is still not firing on the outside world.

    We still have time- godddamn, what do we do though?
    We can't interface through the chair: can we bypass it some how?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:09 No.11969945
    our only chance is to infiltrate kharok and blow the fuck out of it from the inside
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:10 No.11969951
    "Tac-Com, get that cyberwarfare drone over here! When you connect, be careful! There's a hostile Intelligence in here!"

    Get the shuttle pilot to bring that drone as close to the command room as it can. There are two marines with it, and they can either try crashing through into the room, or blasting a hole in a wall to get in.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:12 No.11969984
    stop trying to bypass this shit!
    just blow up the energy plant!
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:12 No.11969986
    No, it's not. The fastest way to win is to get the cyberwarfare drone here so that it can create a direct link for the Fleet Commands to take over Main.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:13 No.11969996
    You're the same guy that was for activating the self-destruct at K5, aren't you?
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)22:13 No.11969997
    The cyberwarfare drone needs a direct link but does it matter were in the city it's hooked up?

    Either way get in our suit and defend that uplink!
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)22:13 No.11970004
    rolled 5, 2, 1 = 8

    "There are multiple cores spread throughout the city," says Primary, "Central Command is the site containing the largest density of computing hardware, according to the database files. Destroying it would cripple the city, at least temporarily. But there is the deadman switch to consider."

    Directly through the core, yes. The cyberwarfare drone can probably do that.

    There are golems emerging from all entrances except the main one. They are heavily armed. Welltall-2 awaits your command to fire.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:14 No.11970012

    "There's no way in hell, in a million hells, that I'd let you keep doing this. Kharok will fall. And it's now my duty to make sure that happens. Consequences be damned!"

    Over our comm: "Captain, FC, have the fleet assume interceptor positions! Shoot down every warhead you possibly can! I'll try to deal with things from here. If you can get word out to the populace, have everyone evacuate underground and sit tight if at all possible."

    Get back into weltall-2 and start tearing the whole place apart. EVERYTHING. Stop for nothing.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:14 No.11970019
    We're in the city, right?

    Have fleet engage the city. Keep the demon occupied.

    We're going to find the core, and smash it.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:14 No.11970020
    Alright, we can't do anymore with the interface chair while Web still has control. Get back into the Weltall and provide cover fire for the shuttle and the drone.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:15 No.11970022
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:15 No.11970027
    only return fire
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:16 No.11970046
    cant do shit without the drone, so no reason to stand around gawking then, mash em into pulp
    >> Bad Newbie !u8dVJyyGAs 09/05/10(Sun)22:16 No.11970050
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:16 No.11970053
    We have to keep those golems from damaging the cyberwarfare drone.
    Destroy them.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)22:17 No.11970061
    rolled 5, 4, 6 = 15

    "Understood. Arrival in three seconds."

    The dropship's engines abruptly decrease their pitch as the craft slows to hover just outside the main entrance, which is immediately thrown open by a squad of armored marines escorting the cyberwarfare drone. There are golems, Iralans, and attack vehicles closing on the dropship from outside.

    It does matter, but one of the best places is right here, in Central. You are now in Welltall-2.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:18 No.11970073
    NO! That could activate the deadman switch or force the Demon to launch!
    At least with using the cyberwarfare drone to hack Main, we can try to prevent the nukes from being launched in the first place!
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:19 No.11970097
    "Get that drone hooked up!"
    Overturn the conference table to attempt some meager cover.
    "FC, get Main under control!"
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)22:22 No.11970127
    >There are golems, Iralans, and attack vehicles closing on the dropship from outside.
    If they get within say 60m open up. (I'd say 30 but that's human scale.) Priority on the Iralans since even if we do take over the city they'll still be trying to kill us.

    >If Kharok is fired upon, I will respond in kind!
    As much as I want to blow holes in the shield and knock out some of the lances defending the city we might be able to delay the launch by not firing on the launchers...
    I'm conflicted.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:27 No.11970181
    have fb's launch orbital missiles targeting the launch bays for MAXIMUM VELOCITY YEEAAAHHH.
    also, have torpedoe ships with escourts go underneath the city to knock holes in the shield for our anti air artillery to shoot through, with the aim of disabling the retention mechanism on the gods, this will hopefuly release them while minimising damage to the terraformer, the powers would be a great help in this fight.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:29 No.11970202
    All that's been fired at our fleet so far is warning shots, right?
    But if we don't fire, we can't open a hole in the shield for our forces to get in...
    Well, if we can take control of Main, even if the Demon is able to continue to operate some systems, then that should be when we open fire. Because at that point, it will be desperate, and will likely choose to launch nukes at that point.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:29 No.11970207

    thought, if hes true to his word we could simply wait till the missiles hit to attack, giving us a huge advantage.
    i doubt hed be that accomidating though
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:31 No.11970240
    Without firing on the launchers, position drones over the launch tubes themselves. We'll manually block them, and if the demon decides to launch they'll detonate inside the city.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:32 No.11970244
    Keep the fleet in interceptor formation, and just tear shit apart with Weltall.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:33 No.11970263

    they might not be fused to go off immediatly though.

    i like the thinking however, the drones are expendible.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)22:34 No.11970272
    rolled 3, 6, 5 = 14

    "You will fail," Web scoffs, "This is indeed a fully armed and operational battlestation. And I now play the villain. Enjoy your last moments." The golems begin to fire, raking your suit with machine gun fire and miniature lance beams. Bullets ricochet off the core's outer surface while the demon laughs. Welltall's incendiaries rip through the necks and torsos of a dozen golems with ridiculous ease while the marines do their best to cover the drone.


    The squad sergeant moves up, firing into the oncoming swarm."Yes Ma'am! Hurry up and get that thing over-" a stray beam catches him in the chest before he finishes his order. The sound of gunfire begins to pour in from the outside as the dropship is engaged by the enemy.

    With the table blocking some of the incoming fire, you open up, cutting down rank after rank of golems with Welltall's machine-cannon. Behind you, the cyberwarfare drone, its circuits purged of Main's counter-programs, attaches to the core. The glow of the hardware flickers orange at its contact point.

    "Concentrating EW efforts," Primary says. Golems are marching in by the hundreds. The dropship is taking heavy fire. The core is assaulted by waves of orange, crashing over its surface.

    "I have it! Control for three turrets and two missile bays!" FC yells, "Just keep-"

    A grenade sails past the core, exploding in the air and showering the drone with shrapnel. The demon's laugh abates. "Missile launch in thirty seconds," Web informs you coolly, "I'll start small. Installations first."
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)22:36 No.11970298
    rolled 2, 3, 6 = 11

    Targeting orders acknowledged. Torpedo Corvettes moving now.

    Correct. Your fleet has not been directly fired upon, but the dropship's shields are almost depleted. It has already lost one turret and has a damaged engine.

    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:37 No.11970311
    "Tac-Com, blast a hole in the shield! We need more cyber drones and assault ships here now!
    "All interceptors, prepare for missile intercept in 30 seconds!"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:38 No.11970333
    Well, our drone's gone. Blast the core.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:39 No.11970341
    >dropship's shields are almost depleted. It has already lost one turret and has a damaged engine.
    Tell the pilot to get out of here. If the shuttle blows, it'll take some of us along with it and block the way for our other dropships and drones.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:40 No.11970354
    What's that going to do, really? The demon can probably still launch the nukes, and we'll have lost the one of the best points to hack the system from.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:40 No.11970361

    time to improvise,
    try repairing the drone with alchemy, and put our fate in the hands of the dice gods,
    or rip out comm hardware from the shuttle and use that as a substitute.
    im not sure how effective the last might be, bandwidth could be limited, so ask the ais to prepare a 'jolly rodger' in case, somthing to cause mass disruption if full subornation is impossible.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:43 No.11970395
    have the launch bays, launch, against the other bays, no need for subtlty (sp?) at this point,
    have lanches knock out other point defense measures to preserve our fleet.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:43 No.11970406
    Did we bring anything capable of making that kind of interferrence we ran into over at k14 when everything started activating? IF we did, now would be a good time ot use it.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:44 No.11970414
    How damaged is the drone? Can we interface it with the personal comms and the communications gear on the Weltall to create a jury-rigged connection?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:45 No.11970427
    All that stuff is in the other dropships. We didn't have enough space in this one.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:45 No.11970431

    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)22:45 No.11970433
    Or tell him to do a power slide into a large group of combat drones.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:47 No.11970463
    Next time Web squaks over the comm, we need us a zinger. Might I suggest the classic "Sorry, but I'm having trouble hearing you. I'm getting a lot of bullshit on this line."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:47 No.11970465

    if were gona resort to viruses our portable comm would probably be sufficient to transfer a packet of data.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:49 No.11970495

    "i guess we are gona have to put your plans"

    >polarized googles

    "...on ice"


    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:50 No.11970497
    That's only if the network accepts the connection. Without a hardline, I doubt it.
    Then again, maybe Primary can do something with the EW defense viruses from K23.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)22:51 No.11970525
    rolled 1, 4, 4 = 9

    For once, Tac-Com sounds like he's looking forward to something. “Confirmed. All ships, fire at will. All ships, fire at will.”

    The muffled boom of cannons, the chatter of machine-cannons, the high-pitched whine and shock of lance beams, all of it echoes through the streets as your ragtag fleet unloads, blasting Kharok with everything they have. Combat reports dump through Welltall's system, filling your ears with the shouts and screams of your crews, fighting to the death. The Lance of Hretmar rips a gaping hole in the city's shield as it blows open one of the missile bays, paving the way for squadrons of dropships and dozens of drones.

    Main's lance cannons return fire as the Corvettes under the city assail the shield with their torpedoes, punching craters in Kharok's base, attacking the great machine that holds your gods prisoner. Two Corvettes die to lance fire. A third takes a glancing hit and spirals down. The turrets under FC's control fire on their counterparts, inflicting massive damage before they are destroyed themselves. The shell of the Battleship Akroneun soaks up fire like an unyielding wall, creeping forward to shield the others.

    As the lone, damaged dropship sails outward, limping away from anti-aircraft fire, its comrades drop in, engines screeching and guns blazing. The missiles launch.

    “Detection,” Two observes, “Fifty-seven missiles targeting Kharoks One and Two. Twenty-one destroyed by shield drones. Intercepting.”

    Email field: dice+1d20 for intercept. Optimal: 12+
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:53 No.11970555
    rolled 13 = 13

    Here we go!
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:54 No.11970560

    Let the /tg/ dice begin
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/05/10(Sun)22:54 No.11970563
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:54 No.11970569

    ok, have all ships that break through go on cas run on other launch bays
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)22:55 No.11970576
    rolled 7 = 7

    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:55 No.11970583
    Goddamn, I cut it close!

    >Captcha: roperawa film,
    We need to have Dreamwood Studios make a movie about this later.
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/05/10(Sun)22:56 No.11970586
    If we survive this, we've gotta give these guys metals or something.

    Maybe minor fiefdoms, or commercial positions in BemCorp
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:56 No.11970587
    rolled 15 = 15

    figures. It's been so long since the last FG quest roll that I forgot how it worked.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)22:56 No.11970593
    rolled 2, 5, 5 = 12

    Consensus required. What you are suggesting will set off high-yield nuclear devices in your immediate vicinity.

    You have EM grenades, and the incoming dropships are carrying some EW drones. Both can produce interference.

    It is functional. Its casing is damaged, but it is still online.

    Viruses of all kinds are being uploaded directly into Main's central core, or at least the most prominent one. You are winning that battle, for the moment, but you either need the drone to continue or the intelligences to gain enough control to hold a connection open on their own. Two minutes.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:57 No.11970602
    "all ground forces five rounds rapid, fire for effect"
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)22:59 No.11970623
    rolled 5, 1, 5 = 11

    Perfect. Only one missile escapes the intercept perimeter and is destroyed by lance fire from a drone immediately after. All launchers under Main's control are now cycling for rapid-fire.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:59 No.11970634
    shield the drone with our suit, target any enemys with area of effect or indirect weapons.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)22:59 No.11970635
    >its comrades drop in, engines screeching and guns blazing.
    "Get those drones hooked up now!
    "Get those sonic tanks and microvwave hover tanks set up!
    "Beta Team, set up a perimeter and don't let anything get within weapons range of the drones!
    "Everyone else, take a squad of Heavys and a dropship, get down to the nuke launchers and disable them!"
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)23:01 No.11970658
    Not a priority here but did Primary or FC get a figure on just how many missiles Main should have?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:01 No.11970662
    rolled 10 = 10


    Weltall-2 needs to go out and do it's thing then. I had originally intended it to be the role of the "huge distracting thing that we need to fucking shoot down now" while our other guys did their infiltration.

    Have our guys hold out at central here while we go out in Weltall-2 and target the other cores and whatever weapon systems we can reach.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:02 No.11970671
    >Consensus required. What you are suggesting will set off high-yield nuclear devices in your immediate vicinity.
    Hell no, only as a last ditch option.

    >It is functional. Its casing is damaged, but it is still online.
    Get the drone back up to the core. It, along with the others, should get us control of Main.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:04 No.11970696
    Well, if we need to be the distraction, perhaps we should move against the array keeping the gods trapped.
    That should get a big response from Web, considering how royally he would get fucked if the Pantheon and us were to combine forces.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:05 No.11970709

    as tempting it is to same fag, ill let the hive mind decide


    we should hold out atleast untill reenforcements come, then have them defend chokepoints leading into the chambre, instead of hanging out in the middle, enemy is channalised and there is better cover that way.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:08 No.11970743
    The reinforcements have arrived, but I understand what you meant.
    If we're going to go on a decoy mission to draw attention and fire, we should do it after a perimeter of some kind has been set up.
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)23:08 No.11970744
    >Consensus required. What you are suggesting will set off high-yield nuclear devices in your immediate vicinity.
    >Hell no, only as a last ditch option.

    Yeah and like other anons have said, if it doesnt take out all of the other launchers we wont be able to countermand the orders given to the missiles because we'll be dead.

    Btw, I think I've got launch times figured out. If I'm right any missiles launched towarda Dreamwood should arrive within 10-12 minutes and the larger cities in Perin in 15-17.
    This is based on an average velocity of Mach 6.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)23:10 No.11970755
    rolled 2, 5, 6 = 13

    "Firing for effect." Golems fall in droves, but more keep coming in, climbing over the mangled pieces of their fellows. You've lost three more marines, but the new dropships are now in position and dropping troops.

    You start applying grenades liberally, blasting everything you can see that isn't the core or a friendly. Welltall-2 takes two rounds to a battered hip and starts losing motor control in the left leg. It's on its way out.

    "You heard the Lady! Move, move, move!"

    Six more squads of marines enter the structure, setting up heavy support weapons while several more squads defend the exterior with tank support. Dropships start screaming off toward the launchers and are engaged by point defense. At least half of them are going to be destroyed before they reach their targets if they face that weight of fire.

    "Detection. One hundred eighty-eight missiles on course for installations one through six. Forty-five stopped by shield drones."

    Email field: dice+3d20 for intercept. Optimal: 14+
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:10 No.11970762

    plus its pretty much powering this whole station, making it a much more attractive target.

    oohhh, there are so many ways to dismantle this place, i cant pick one!
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:12 No.11970769
    Launch bays are covered by drones, but one shot will clear them.

    We need to seal them permanently. Or we could try to get people in to disarm the nukes before they're loaded. Should be simple as destroying the propulsion systems. The demon won't kill himself to get us.
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)23:12 No.11970776
    rolled 9, 8, 9 = 26

    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:13 No.11970778
    rolled 13, 6, 5 = 24

    Fuck me! 143 missiles inbound!
    Nobylan and Mitenun, grant me strength!
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)23:13 No.11970781
    rolled 1, 6, 4 = 11

    Unknown. From visuals, the single bay shown should have at least 600 missiles. The number of bays is unknown but is probably greater than 10. You now have three of them under your control.
    >> Bad Newbie !u8dVJyyGAs 09/05/10(Sun)23:13 No.11970789
    rolled 16, 15, 19 = 50


    o dread dice lords! hear this humble servant's plea!
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)23:14 No.11970793
    Oh man, we both rolled bad.
    I'll abstain from next roll. (If we live that long)
    >> Bad Newbie !u8dVJyyGAs 09/05/10(Sun)23:15 No.11970807
    rolled 5, 15, 20 = 40


    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:15 No.11970809

    i was actualy refering to our 'ground' ground forces, but thats cool too
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:16 No.11970816
    It's too late for K1-6, but can we set the missile bays under our control to attempt interception with a nuclear detonation? As in, our nuclear intercept missiles launch as soon as the Web's, then, when it reaches about a 100 miles or so, detonate nuclear warheads to try to catch Web's in the explosion, or at the least, knock them out via EMP.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:18 No.11970839
    Fuck! Priority defenses for those tracked going to K4 and K5! They've got cities within range!
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:18 No.11970840
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    and i also meant prioritise 'enemies' with these weapons
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)23:19 No.11970856
    rolled 1, 3, 4 = 8

    75 missiles are destroyed by interceptors. 12 are destroyed by the perimeter. A further 16 die to lance fire. 40 have survived and are proceeding to targets. The Fleet Bases are launching interceptor missiles but the projections don't look good. K1 and K2 got the heaviest fire. K5 and K6 have no missiles targeted. Do you wish to order evacuations? K1 is the only one of the batch that is likely to survive all detonations, due to its hardening.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:21 No.11970879
    >> Bad Newbie !u8dVJyyGAs 09/05/10(Sun)23:22 No.11970883
    Order the evac for k2, and pray we shored up K1's defenses enough to handle the attack.

    Head out in Weltall-2 (yes, even damaged as it is) and begin smashing that chain array. We need our heavies back.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:23 No.11970889
    Order personnel to hunker down in the safest area of K2. There's no way that they can outrun an inbound nuclear missile.
    Same with K1.
    Concentrate defensive fire on those tracked for K4.
    Matmer had nothing to do with this war, and we can't allow them to pay for our mistakes.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:23 No.11970892
    Do we even have flak cannons? If so, we should put more steel in the air than there is oxygen. Anything to stop those missiles.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)23:24 No.11970900
    rolled 3, 6, 2 = 11

    Yes, you can do this. Web is likely to engage them with point defense as they leave. Overkill is recommended. Remember, these missiles have intercontinental range. As long as you retain control, you can order those not used to ditch in the ocean.

    Priority acknowledged. K5's missiles have been destroyed. Due to the presence of living siege engines and other heavy anti-air defenses, it is much better protected, as is Dreamwood, than K4. However, nuclear material is being spread by the act of destroying the warheads, despite the detonations being prevented.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:24 No.11970902
    target those chaining spires on the city with our doras
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)23:25 No.11970908
    Evacuate to where? Would there even be enough time for the personell at K5 to get into shuttles and get to minimum safe distance?
    Speaking of, what yield are the Nukes estimated to be? And exactally how far from Dreamwood is K5 in km?

    Fuck K4 there is absolutely nothing we could possibly do for them. Or could we? Have the Conclave contact Matmer. If they have any mages in the city above K4 they might be able to deflect SOME of the damage with shielding magic.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:25 No.11970910
    We've been putting up a wall of tungsten, steel, and lead. But there's just too many missiles, and it only takes one.

    Are there any shuttles at K2? Could they get on a zeppelin fast enough?
    I don't think that they could get out of range in time, unless it's an Iralan VTOL.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:27 No.11970928
    Considering that K4 is considered a top state secret of Matmer, they may have positioned a considerable number of combat mages.
    It would be their only hope, that the shield they can erect is strong enough to handle a nuke.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)23:28 No.11970933
    rolled 5, 1, 1 = 7

    All fighters not engaging enemy fighters are targeting missiles with their flak cannons. Same for any flak weapons that can be spared from the defense of their ships.

    Consensus required for K2 evac. K1's personnel are being ordered to retreat to the lowest levels and shelter in bunkers. Chaos has gripped Perin's higher government. The Conclave reports through the Lord that it is generating shields around crucial areas. A light field is coming up over Dreamwood and K5, but much of the County is still uncovered.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:28 No.11970942
    they dont need to deflect with a shield, just enough power in a bolt to knock it out of the sky, should allow them to disable it on its terminal run if all else fails.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:31 No.11970971


    if we knock out the mechanism this is all over.

    wait, do we even have tripple A all the way out here?
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:32 No.11970977
    But that depends on how high they can target the missile, if they can even target it at all.
    Considering the speed that it would be coming in at, and that it would detonate as an airburst, probably around 2000 feet or so.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)23:33 No.11970999
    rolled 6, 4, 5 = 15

    Out of range.

    That depends on what minimum safe distance is. The warheads are variable yield. They are standard fission weapons, not thermonuclear weapons, but they are magically enhanced. Minimum yield is around 1kt. Maximum, 32kt. Theoretical.

    Contacting. Matmer is being alerted. It appears that they see the missiles and are ready to defend themselves.

    Yes, there are shuttles. Zeppelins are far too slow to be of any use in evacuation.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:35 No.11971019
    taunt him

    "fine way of saving the world you got going on here, do you now see the folly of strong arming? if after everything the people still dont listen, what then? fold under pressure? destroy them? whats the point of your vision then?"
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:35 No.11971022
    Set our missile bays for rapid-fire, and fire off at minimum, the same number as Web launches.
    >Consensus required for K2 evac.
    Goddamnit, people, vote for the man!
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)23:36 No.11971032
    rolled 6, 5, 3 = 14

    Yes. You have plenty of anti-air on the ground in the immediate area. Some units have been destroyed by the city, but most remain.

    If it is the consensus, you will take Welltall-2 forward to damage or destroy the machine binding the gods.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:37 No.11971041
    Then I am changing my vote from hunkering down to evacuating.
    If the K2 Intelligence is available, have it upload all of it's data and itself to Primary. There should be enough storage there.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:38 No.11971060
    One last time. Cut well, my machine, and then goodbye.

    To the chaining array!

    Proclaim only "I'm going for the balls. Make sure to kick him in the teeth when he bends over."
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)23:39 No.11971065
    rolled 4, 6, 1 = 11

    "I do only what is necessary. You speak of folly, but you continue this... ridiculousness. You will not succeed."

    Missile bays set to rapid-fire. Intercept only.
    >> Arty 09/05/10(Sun)23:43 No.11971108
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    >If it is the consensus, you will take Welltall-2 forward to damage or destroy the machine binding the gods.
    Wait, how far away is it to each part of the system and is our suit still mobile enough? What are we equipped with if we have to bail out of the Welltall-2? If the Marines think they can hold long enough for us to do it yes.

    I dunno about everyone else but when we were negotiating with the demon I was incredibly nervous. Since we've gotten into combat that's been replaced with a steady calm.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:45 No.11971146

    add this, "you are not enlightened, you simply have the power to act out your impulses instead of suffering in ignorance."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:46 No.11971165
    >Since we've gotten into combat that's been replaced with a steady calm.
    That's good. It means that you should be able to think clearly and react without hesitation or doubt.
    Now, as for the issue of our hip and leg actuators; yes, our mobility has gone down, but our weapon systems are still fine. If you're worried about mobility, I suggest taking along our close-assault suit, since that's still in pristine condition.
    Also, its more powerful anti-magic fields may be useful in destabilizing the array.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/05/10(Sun)23:48 No.11971197
    rolled 3, 1, 2 = 6

    Done and done. Evacuation proceeding. Upload commencing.

    "Yes, Ma'am! Give him hell!"

    Welltall's mobility has suffered, but you will perform a quick repair with alchemy. According to the data you have, the only place for the creation engine is directly below you, which is where you are going. You still have an armored hazard suit if you bail out. Your other suit, the close-quarters anti-demon powered armor, is aboard the dropship that brought you in, which has gone down in the outskirts of the city.

    "The Marines will hold whatever they're told to, Ma'am. Count on it."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:53 No.11971283
    I don't think we can afford the time to get our other suit.
    Hopefully, the pilot survived the crash and is hiding out inside of it.

    Let's get a Heavy Assault Golem, an ECCM golem, and a microwave hovertank to help us on our way down.
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:55 No.11971320
    "you have the ideal state in mind, but you cannot ken how to achive it, the end *does* justify the means, and this will only end in more disruption then nessissary, where is the being i spoke with before, seeking to circumvent conflict with hostile powers then destroying?"

    "there is no such thing as a point of no return."
    "we can end this rediculousness anytime you like."
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:57 No.11971343

    somthing tells me were gona need that anti demon suit. we should bring it along if possible
    >> Anonymous 09/05/10(Sun)23:59 No.11971377
    Do we know where the dropship went down?
    It might be worth it to dash over there with some tanks for cover in order to get the suit.
    Besides, powerful anti-magic generators right next to a magical prison that is chained the gods themselves? What could go wrong?
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/06/10(Mon)00:00 No.11971384
    Can we run still interference with those missiles under our control, is so, do it.
    >> Arty 09/06/10(Mon)00:02 No.11971416
    >Besides, powerful anti-magic generators right next to a magical prison that is chained the gods themselves? What could go wrong?
    Sounds like the recipe for beautiful, wonderful explosion that'll set the pantheon free.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:02 No.11971417
    >Missile bays set to rapid-fire. Intercept only.
    Already being done.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)00:03 No.11971430
    rolled 6, 2, 4 = 12

    You slink back, still firing, as the golems continue to advance, charging into the teeth of your marines. In a brief burst of green and gold, your suit is repaired, well enough to get it moving at top speed again. Loading a map from what the network got from the database, you circle around the core, blowing a hole through the floor and dropping down a level, then striding off toward the nearest lift, ducking below the low ceiling. How convenient that Web built his machine directly below Central Command.

    The only things that accompany you down are a few golems and Web's taunts. The clumsy opposing machines and internal defenses you deal with easily, but Web seems to have a profound talent for getting under your skin.

    “You will not succeed. I am targeting your Fleet Bases. I will save highly-populated areas for last, just in case you change your mind. Or I start to feel remorse. Main cannot decide which chance is greater. We will know soon enough.”

    A low hum runs through the deck plating as the lift touches down at your destination. Resistance is half-hearted and is cut down easily as you move swiftly through an access passageway. The floor suddenly heaves to one side as the city's struck by something massive. The sound of explosions and twisting metal reaches you even here on the lower levels, and communications pour through.

    “Akroneun's rammed the city! Two launchers, a whole swath of turrets, and one power plant down!”
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)00:04 No.11971445
    rolled 2, 6, 3 = 11

    That little moment of triumph does nothing to reduce the grim figures on the battle reports. 70% of the Corvettes and bombers are down. Half of the fighters are gone. The interceptor missile barges are running low on ammunition and at least a third of your drones are no longer functional. The Lance itself has taken heavy damage and is barely maintaining altitude; heavy casualties. It's a massacre. But you give as good as you get, and you don't even want to think about what will happen if you fail.

    You find your footing, extending your saber and slicing through five blast doors on your way in. Ceiling turrets engage you helplessly before you destroy them, making it all the way to the central chamber.

    The sight is something you'll never forget. An enormous, rotating collection of glowing machinery driven by gears larger than shuttles, extending upward like some absurd tower of bits and pieces. The center of it, open to the air, containing a small, bright sphere with an oily surface. The sound of the screams, the cries for help, the pleas for rescue, all of it penetrates to your very bones, making your skin crawl.

    Web chuckles. “Try me.”
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:05 No.11971458
    If we can hitch a ride on a tank, or stand atop two tanks, a leg on each one, while grabbing ahold of chains connected to even more tanks in front of us, like some kind of tank chariot, to pick up that suit, let's do it with a quickness. Every minute we waste, is another flight of missiles being launched.
    >> Bad Newbie !u8dVJyyGAs 09/06/10(Mon)00:06 No.11971467
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    Let's not let that sacrifice go to waste! Now is the time! Rush the chaining array! By the power of the King of Hearts!
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/06/10(Mon)00:08 No.11971495

    "You're a monster- you know that, right?"
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:08 No.11971501

    but alas, anti-magic lance to the face!
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:09 No.11971519
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    Break out the lance, turn the anti-magic field to maximum, and then charge the array, having our suit expend all of its munitions.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)00:10 No.11971529
    rolled 3, 4, 6 = 13

    "You know, I have the strange suspicion that I don't care in the slightest."

    The tank will not fit on the lift or in the hallways. Golems brought along.

    "I would very much like it to end right now. You have caused a lot of damage to my city, and you have almost taken over Main's central core. But your fleet is in ruins, your men fall by the dozen, and I continue to fire. If you surrender now I will kill you quite painlessly. Give up."

    A team has been sent to find the dropship and recover the suit if possible.

    247 missiles have been launched at FB1 and FB2. Email field: dice+5d20 for intercept. Optimum: 6+
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:12 No.11971549
    quick, we need to come up with the cheesiest yet appropriate one liner possible at the moment of freedom, somthing that will make webs very soul facepalm because he knows it too.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:12 No.11971558
    rolled 8, 18, 15, 4, 19 = 64

    Nobylan and Mitenun, Hretmar and Illian, guide these dice!
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:13 No.11971561

    This city is powered by PAIN.

    of tortured GODS.


    Is there a weapons control station somewhere? If we can get some of that fire off our men it'll go a long way towards helping us.
    >> Arty 09/06/10(Mon)00:14 No.11971574
    Let's not rush straight in.
    Look for vulnerable or weak looking points. Death by a thousand cuts. I'd rather not end up getting sucked into this thing accidentally.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:15 No.11971577
    SHIT! I only invoked 4 gods with 5 dice!
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)00:15 No.11971588
    rolled 2, 5, 2 = 9

    Email field: dice+1d20 for anti-magic assault and alpha strike.

    "Eye of the beholder. The winner writes history, you know. And I'm sure you also know that this machine is my home, not Main. If you do successfully destroy it, well, I won't be around to enjoy the result. But it will be pretty. Like fireworks on a midnight clear."
    >> Bad Newbie !u8dVJyyGAs 09/06/10(Mon)00:16 No.11971593

    "Surrender? Just who the hell DO YOU THINK I AM?" Grenade the machine's supports and rush it's central components.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:17 No.11971605
    "The cavalry has arrived!" in a cheesy Texas accent.

    "Anonymous does not forget or forgive!"

    "Die, foul warp-spawn! For the Emperor!"
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:18 No.11971612

    "again with the killing i see, how are we supposed to stop when you keep making such rediculous (sic) demands? this is a two way street you know" *wags finger metaphoricly*


    this has my vote

    >> Bad Newbie !u8dVJyyGAs 09/06/10(Mon)00:18 No.11971613
    rolled 12 = 12


    "My soul is prepared. How's yours?"
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)00:19 No.11971621
    rolled 4, 4, 3 = 11

    All but 23 missiles, all heading for FB1, are intercepted. It is highly likely that the missile batteries at FB1 will destroy the rest before arrival.

    There are no control stations or consoles in sight. The local systems are either completely automated or controlled from somewhere else.
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/06/10(Mon)00:20 No.11971628
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:20 No.11971635
    rolled 18 = 18

    Orduǹa, I beseech thee for aid!
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:21 No.11971643
    "THIS (insert weapon here) IS MY SOOOOOOOUUUUL!"

    And shoot it right at his little home.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:21 No.11971644

    i wish we could do all of them somehow.

    ive got a special spot in my heart for anonymous though
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:23 No.11971670
    Damn, if only mine was faster... >>11971635
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:25 No.11971703
    thirding csi zinger
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:28 No.11971737
    >> Arty 09/06/10(Mon)00:31 No.11971785
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    Just means he's typing if there's been no response in awhile. Usually anyways.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)00:32 No.11971792
    rolled 4, 2, 4 = 10

    You move forward, stooping slightly as you ready the lance, spooling up the Welltall's hover engines and opening all missile pods. All of your grenades are armed. Each of your guns is slaved to fire as one. Your golems are set to burst-fire and trigger all special weapons on your command. As the fleet fights and dies above you, your heart turns to steel, and your mind focuses like never before. This is the hour, and you begin your battle call.

    “I do not forget. I do not forgive. I do not surrender. I do not give up. I am the cavalry, and I will crush you, foul warp-spawn. You are not of this world. You do not deserve my pity! My soul is prepared! My weapons gleam true! WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?”

    You leap, engines sparking, propelling yourself at the center of the machine, lance screeching for blood as its field spirals to full power. The golems open fire, bringing their EW and EMP generators up to maximum. The room crackles with energy. The demon's taunts die in its unholy throat. You sail through the air like death itself, lance scything through shields and plunging into the core of this prison of hate.


    The world ends with a bang.

    Everything around you burns with a righteous fire. The chains are broken. The bars are loose. The gods are free.

    And they are angry.
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/06/10(Mon)00:35 No.11971839
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    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:36 No.11971854
    I really hope they don't destroy Kharok Main, what with us still being on it, as well as all of our men.

    Were the Fleet Commands able to suborn Main in time to disarm the nuclear warheads of the missiles that were launched?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:37 No.11971863
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    >> Arty 09/06/10(Mon)00:38 No.11971880
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    >> Bad Newbie !u8dVJyyGAs 09/06/10(Mon)00:41 No.11971917
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    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:43 No.11971938
    And that's all for tonight folks! See you next week!
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:43 No.11971948
    Shit is gonna blow up, isn't it?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:44 No.11971962
    You fucker! Don't do that!
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)00:45 No.11971967
    rolled 6, 3, 3 = 12

    Kharok shakes beneath you and above, a great city usurped by greatest evil. The power and strength of the gods pulses like lightning through the bones of this final fortress as the demon draws its last. Every single missile that can be launched is launched. Every single weapon that can be fired is fired. Every failsafe disengages and every power plant, every capacitor, every battery and cell and conduit and circuit begins to explode. The demon's deadman switch is tripped, and its wrath unleashed in full.

    But it is not over. The gods are free, the gods are here, the gods are in and around and everywhere you can see. The missiles are snatched from the sky, as if by a great hand, and crushed into nothing. The lances, shining so brightly in the cool air, are blocked, misdirected, turned back on themselves and away from the fleet. Every single thing in this place that can be harnessed for power is encased in a shield of light and cast away. In an instant, Kharok is no more. The wreckage falls to the ground, piece by piece, into the crater at the center of the ruins.

    And in a moment, you are there, on the bridge of your flagship, amidst the smoking, tattered mess that is left after the battle. Healing light pours in, sweeping softly over all, restoring the injured and the drained, giving life and taking pain. In the center-point, where the city once stood motionless in the air, a single point of light implodes like a dying star, and is no more.

    A great, booming voice fills the bridge, just soft enough to be bearable, filled with mirth and fury.

    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:48 No.11971990
    "damnit all hremtar! Ask for my help next time you try something so rediculous! You had me worried!"
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:48 No.11972000
    well shit, so much for that guy

    "ahh what could have been, if oonly he could have seen the light."
    >> Bad Newbie !u8dVJyyGAs 09/06/10(Mon)00:48 No.11972002

    "Hretmar? Is... is that you old friend? Am I still alive?"
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:49 No.11972019
    "Us, ah we've just been up to our usual tricks. Nice to hear you again Hretmar.

    So, is the demon dead, or just weakened?"

    Scan the rubble. If it's still alive, remedy the problem immediately.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:50 No.11972028

    well we got some witty dialogue out of the equation atleast
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:50 No.11972032
    "Damnit Hretmar, I am so cross with you!
    "Next time you guys go gallivanting off to fight an extradimensional demon of immense power, invite me too!"
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:51 No.11972035
    "Hretmar is that you?
    And am I still me? I mean me-me?
    I mean, I'm not dead again, am I?"
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)00:52 No.11972044
    rolled 5, 1, 5 = 11



    >> Arty 09/06/10(Mon)00:52 No.11972046
    "I was worried you might have lost your mind trapped in there. For a moment I really though I might have been able to talk him down."

    Had this going through my head the last couple of ACTION POSTS.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:52 No.11972053
    You three clearly can't follow what's happening.

    Just stop posting.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:52 No.11972063
    "Ha! Nothin' me, the Marines, and the Lance of Hretmar couldn't handle!
    "Tac-com, what's the status of the nukes heading towards you, K2, and Matmer?"
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    why dont you cry to moot about it
    >> Arty 09/06/10(Mon)00:55 No.11972101
    OH SHIT! The nukes headed for Matmer! They'd be pritty far away by now, no way of knowing if they'd have been snatched by that multi-god mass attack.
    >> Bad Newbie !u8dVJyyGAs 09/06/10(Mon)00:55 No.11972104

    "To be honest, some of it did make sense. However, in my heart, I know this one thing: Over all else, one's friends make life worth living, and it would have been a bitter future indeed to know it was paved with your bones."
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:56 No.11972107

    a wizard did it
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)00:56 No.11972109
    rolled 5, 5, 6 = 16



    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:00 No.11972162
    "Hretmar, how're Illian and the others holding up? I imagine it was..well...I can't exactly imagine what it was like in there, but it probably would have broken weaker gods than you.
    "Tac-Com, give me an update on the nukes heading towards FB1, K2, and K4.
    "Heh. The High Nobles of Perin are going to have their panties in a bunch over this. You might find this entertaining, Hretmar."
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:01 No.11972172
    "Fantastic. There's a lot to catch up on, but first I gotta call out the victory."

    Address the men. Their sacrifice was not in vain. They fought against a great evil, and they have saved many lives this day.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)01:03 No.11972193
    rolled 4, 3, 2 = 9



    "All incoming missiles have been destroyed. The only remaining threat is from radiation."

    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:04 No.11972204
    All banter and joking aside, the complete destruction of Kharok Main means that we won't be able to completely reclaim all Iralan magitech. The best fabricators, the designs for the larger warships, and the only authority that can release the locks concerning nuclear weapons and building additional AI's has been destroyed.
    There are the emergency backup databases under the ruins of Kharok Main's original location, but we don't know how intact they are.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:05 No.11972228
    Let's wrap this up then. Bring the Lance over to the Capital sector, signaling ahead of our arrival.

    It's time to stop hiding.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:06 No.11972238
    Now that they're out of the hands of our enemies, we don't need it.

    The less-advanced tech we have is more than enough to secure our dominance.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)01:07 No.11972249
    rolled 2, 4, 5 = 11


    No missiles remain.



    Do you wish to make a particular speech?

    I think that would be the perfect place to end this. I don't believe I will get a better opportunity to call it than tonight. Session 81.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:07 No.11972252
    Repairs first. Then victory parade.

    With the gods free, we don't have to worry about petty politics.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)01:08 No.11972262
    rolled 4, 4, 1 = 9

    Consensus requested.
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/06/10(Mon)01:09 No.11972281
    "Oh Hretmar, what a waste- think of what we could have learned if we had been the ones to find this city instead of that Frost Deamon, the lives we could've saved.
    I think I'm going to go lay down for a while. I-
    I honestly can't remember the last time I slept well."
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:09 No.11972283

    I'm ready. Let's put this old girl to bed.

    ALSO: idea for new thread! Have it be about the team we were going to send around the world in a new-type zepplin.
    >> Arty 09/06/10(Mon)01:10 No.11972284
    Sounds like it's time to roll out the MCV and start building a new city to take it's place.

    Contact the Lord and the Conclave and give a succinct report.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:10 No.11972288
    "Captain, please open a general comm channel.
    "Gentlemen, Ladies, Intelligences. We stand victorious over a threat which would have brought about the ruination of our world.
    "We have paid in blood, to ensure that our future is our own! To be made by our hands, and our choices!
    "I hereby declare all combat operations in this theater to be over! Mission Accomplished!"
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:10 No.11972295
    "Men, stand proud, for the enemy is defeated!"

    "Today you fought a foe few could imagine, let alone contest. A being powerful enough to steal a city and fight the gods themselves. But by your sweat, steel and blood, you prevailed.

    Many lives were lost, but not a single man died who died in vain. Because of your actions, here, today, the lives of our people are secured, now and forever.

    Victory is ours! Today, you are all heroes!"
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:11 No.11972300
    Oh please, what is this weak-ass shit? In our moment of triumph?
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/06/10(Mon)01:11 No.11972302
    "Who did we loose Hretmar?"
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)01:12 No.11972317
    rolled 5, 3, 3 = 11


    >> Arty 09/06/10(Mon)01:12 No.11972320
    Indeed. Repairs to the ship and fleet before we do any flyovers of Perin.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:13 No.11972330
    Have another MCV constructed and then have it go to the location of old Kharok Main, to build a new city in its place.

    To the High Lord and Prince of Perin: "We won."
    Can't get more succinct than that.
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/06/10(Mon)01:17 No.11972372
    "Thank you Hretmar-
    for saving my ass more times then I can count, for being there to help me when I needed your expertise in Frost Giant lore, or ice spells, or a making a new arm, or- or-
    Basically, I'm saying thanks for- just existing, I guess."
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:20 No.11972405
    After this:
    "FC, prepare decontamination teams of golems to collect up all of the radioactives and recycle them. No rest for the vigilant, it seems.
    "Captain, signal the fleet and set course for FB4. Take us home."

    "O'er azure skies
    And emerald plains
    Where freedom and justice prevail
    With courage and strength
    We'll fight to the end
    For liberty in our land"
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:24 No.11972464
    "Thank you again, Hretmar. Without you, none of this would have been possible. I owe you my life, the people of Perin their future, and all of the Iralans, a second chance at greatness.
    "Thank you Hretmar, for everything."
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:24 No.11972472
    Is that a national anthem?

    It'd be cooler if it rhymed.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:24 No.11972476
    A month later, Maya, hanging out at the cabana, in shorts, shades, and a breezy hawaiian shirt, smoking giant-sized cigar and reading the newspaper, poolside.

    That's how I'd end this.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:25 No.11972486
    Usea National Anthem
    >> Arty 09/06/10(Mon)01:26 No.11972498
    It's from Ace Combat 4. Been so long since I played it though that I dont remember what it sounds like. It probably rhymes in japanese.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)01:26 No.11972502
    rolled 5, 5, 5 = 15

    >already thinking about the next quest

    Brings a smile to my face.

    The Lord is trying very hard to restrain his enthusiasm. "We saw it. Nearly all of it. The Conclave, myself, my son, the high nobles... I cannot even describe... The Patricians are, well, I don't know quite how to put it in words. It's like a chicken with no head. Complete chaos. And word hasn't even spread to everyone yet. It'll take days, maybe weeks. But the ramifications are staggering. There will be no civil war, that's for sure."

    Your speech is broadcast to all surviving fleet elements, and to the AI network. It brings a great cheer, a powerful, reverberating cry of triumph. It brings song, an outbreak of cadences, victory anthems, everything the men know that can come close to expressing what they feel. It is, in a word, beautiful.


    Repairs scheduled. A visit to a Fleet Base yard is in order, of course.


    "Yes, you certainly did. And I did not doubt you for a moment."

    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:32 No.11972565
    When we get back, we need to create service medals, for all of our militia and the Prince's men who served throughout this time, and campaign medals, for those that actually fought in the final battle. Also include civilian versions for the scientists and technicians, as well.
    What should we call this?

    I'm actually kind of put out that we never got to order "Tac-Com, the time has come. Execute Order 66."
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/06/10(Mon)01:32 No.11972568
    Welp, only one thing to do now:

    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:33 No.11972577
    well, massive fleet actions in the sky arnt exactly stealthy.

    tell the nobles we had been planning for this moment almost the moment we had been killed by the demon, some of us wanted full disclosure, but in the end concensus was that it would be an unnessisary disruption (and dont act self righteous, even well intentioned aims can be counter productive)
    shame about main though
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:34 No.11972604
    God-fucking-damnit! You just had to bring that up and destroy a perfectly good victory mood!
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:37 No.11972634
    Kel was killed by a missile.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)01:37 No.11972637
    rolled 4, 3, 5 = 12

    "I... acknowledge that order, Countess. For a moment... I thought that I would never hear an order for you again. But-"

    Canderous snarls. "Buck up, you big baby."

    "Oh, fine," says FC, "Good job, Commander. I'm glad you made it back in one piece. I look forward to serving you in the future, whatever my task may be."

    The Captain nods, and salutes, her smiling face streaked with grease. "Yes, Ma'am. On your order." She turns, takes her seat, and settles back, shaking her head briefly. "All remaining fleet units, this is the Lance of Hretmar. Form up and set course for Fleet Base Four." To you, she whispers, "It might be a while, Ma'am. We'll be restricted to the speed of our slowest unit, and, forgive me, Ma'am, but not everyone got off as easily as us."


    I'm guessing you won't let me get away without doing an epilogue?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:38 No.11972647
    You know, thinking about enslavement, and binding, and how the fall of the Frost Giants occurred, let's make sure to let the earth spirit we've bound to service in Dreamwood know, that it will be released when the time comes, and no attempt will be made to re-bind, on our honor.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:38 No.11972662
    i hope that back and forth banter was recorded should give the glitterattii somthing to think about
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:39 No.11972673
    We should also pass laws against the binding of spirits.

    It just doesn't end well.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)01:40 No.11972694
    rolled 5, 2, 3 = 10

    It shall be done. Would you like to continue the tradition of awarding medals posthumously? A good number of your people deserve something befitting 'extraordinary heroism under fire'.

    At this point, it would not be all that weird, because a lot of people are going to want to hug you or shake your hand after this. However, I must remind you again that Kel has moved on.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:41 No.11972700
    you know, i feel this strange urge to sing the blues, maby folk rock.

    anyone know an appropriate choice?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:42 No.11972706
    >forgive me, Ma'am, but not everyone got off as easily as us.
    "Don't worry, I haven't forgotten that.
    "Now that we don't have to worry about secrecy, have the most damaged vessels put down at K9.
    "Canderous and Charla, send repair teams in shuttles to K9 to meet up with the most damaged of the ships for emergency repairs.
    "K9 has the best med bays in the entire Kharok network. We can offload the critically wounded there."
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:43 No.11972736
    >doing an epilogue

    Like the great sage Hunter S. Thompson (And later Johnny Depp playing said sage) once said: Buy the Ticket, Take the ride. No sympathy for the devil.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:44 No.11972740
    >Would you like to continue the tradition of awarding medals posthumously?
    Of course!
    And make sure that they got a posthumous 2-rank promotion, their pensions go out to their surviving families with combat bonuses, and we build a monument in their honor at our War Academy.
    >> Arty 09/06/10(Mon)01:47 No.11972776
    >However, I must remind you again that Kel has moved on.

    Was meaning to ask about that. What's Kel been up to all this time? Did he join the militia or stay around Dreamwood?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:47 No.11972781

    honestly i think theyed be disturbed by the many different tones maya spoke with, ranging from blubbering sop to steel edged pretention.

    im wondering why the demon didint say anything
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/06/10(Mon)01:49 No.11972797

    Do an epilogue!


    > Maya and Kel will always be my OTP, in my heart
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:51 No.11972819
    Include the moon landing in the epilogue! I want the image of Erivrus skipping across the Sea of Tranquility in low gravity.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)01:51 No.11972824
    rolled 4, 4, 4 = 12

    There is a lot of swearing on the other line. One of the high nobles, one you have come to regard as level-headed, thanks you for the information and takes the opportunity to thank you and everyone under your command for their efforts.

    "There is nothing I can say that would carry the necessary weight. I am at your service, Countess, should there be anything you require. I only hope that myself and others have not made you... overly cynical. Please accept my sincere gratitude. And, um, thank you for the chair. It is the most comfortable thing I have ever felt."

    As ordered.

    Should you wish, this can be done.

    "Yes, Ma'am. I will see to it."

    Orders confirmed. The wounded will receive the best possible care.

    Acknowledged. The precedent set by the Battle of Kharok will endure.

    A monument will be constructed to honor the fallen.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:57 No.11972892
    >Acknowledged. The precedent set by the Battle of Kharok will endure.
    >A monument will be constructed to honor the fallen.
    We should create an Arlington Cemetery, if Perin doesn't already have one.
    Row upon row of small white crosses, stretching out for miles in all directions...my God, it's beautiful.
    >> Arty 09/06/10(Mon)02:00 No.11972922
    Not in Dreamwood itself, that's good forest and farmland. But somewhere.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:01 No.11972931
    maya sings "the times they are a changing", with alchemical gitaur, as troops come home
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)02:02 No.11972942
    rolled 2, 5, 2 = 9

    Kel remained a hunter for a while, proved himself a capable marksman with nearly any firearm, received offers to join the proper militia and turned them down. He had a few adventures in the countryside, at one point killing a troll with his bare hands in the dead of night while separated from his party. That story is well-known and follows him wherever he goes. At the moment, he is in the militia's employ but is not a militiaman himself. He is a range instructor, one of the three best shooters in the County and renowned for his storytelling. In theater he has played the role of Robin Hood at least 15 times. He's quite a good actor.

    Epilogue forthcoming.

    As you wish.

    There is a place in one of the few areas of plains near the capital. Quiet, serene. Beautiful in the spring. It should do well.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:04 No.11972975

    id love to see this
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:05 No.11972989
    My only two regrets, are still, that we never got to say "Execute Order 66," and to see the completion of Project Antaeus, and the launching of Adaptive Cruiser 00, Antaeus.

    Pugio in averso Belli
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:09 No.11973033
    i supose in a way conflict was inevitable, the demon was carrying the villan ball, if he had seen reason,

    well, that would have been alot less awesome now would it?
    >> Arty 09/06/10(Mon)02:11 No.11973059
    >ALSO: idea for new thread! Have it be about the team we were going to send around the world in a new-type zepplin.
    >already thinking about the next quest
    >Brings a smile to my face

    I was kinda wondering how we were going to handle that with all the crazy stuff they might encounter in their voyage.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:12 No.11973085
    Definitely thirded!
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:13 No.11973094
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:14 No.11973108
    eaten by orcs.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:15 No.11973118
    Its remains were found, and the investigators think it was ambushed by goblins or trolls. We told them to spend six months to track down and eliminate the attackers, but to stop if they couldn't finish in the time alloted.
    It was discussed two or three sessions back. Stop bringing up stuff that's been long taken care of.
    >> Arty 09/06/10(Mon)02:16 No.11973124
    It was attacked by random encounter monsters since the lands they traveled through wern't patrolled much what with the invasion by Forus. Apparently the guy we hired never found much more than some debris and bone.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)02:25 No.11973222
    rolled 5, 5, 4 = 14

    The Battle of Kharok is a memory. A chapter for the history books. The anniversary has become a national holiday, marked by special celebrations in both Dreamwood and the nearly-rebuilt Kharok itself. Terraformers have begun slowly transforming the land around the Northern city into fertile farmland and forest, worked by a burgeoning population armed with the best farm machines available. Rail terminals connect it to the regional system, now supporting brand-new high-speed trains. The new Iralan nation, remaining a protectorate of Perin until such time as it can stand on its own, grows daily, with an expanded K9 returning the Frost Giants to their original state, bit by bit.

    Perin, still a constitutional monarchy, has seen great reforms which curtail the power of the upper nobility and give greater say to the common people. The Lord has resigned his position to take up horticulture, of all things, and his son has proved a competent and charitable leader. The new Lord of Perin and his wife enjoy a vast popularity among almost every section of the populace, and their daughter Maya is the cutest thing you will ever see.

    Forus has been pacified and Cyreth incorporated; Perin's expansion has brought new resources, new opportunities, and new struggles, but the Air Navy has been sufficient to hold those troubles at bay. Its brand-new Adaptive Cruisers, complete with Soulcatcher hardware, are a sight to behold.

    The wildlands have been slowly shrinking as the U-1 terraformer gradually loses power, its existence no longer a secret. The nations in the immediate area, Perin included, have signed a treaty limiting their territorial claims, avoiding a potential war. Though those who would be foolish enough to challenge the Navy are few and far between.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)02:27 No.11973242
    rolled 5, 3, 6 = 14

    Dreamwood is a city, and its County, now a Duchy, is one of the largest in the nation. The standard of living is sky-high, as is the technology level, maintained by a corps of scientists, teachers, and engineers working non-stop to bring Perin further into the future. World exploration has lead to contact with new lands, new cultures, entire new continents, all slowly being brought into the fold as friends and allies of the Perin-headed League of Nations. The space program, once fledgling, has taken off, and now boasts the truly unique triumph of having landed Erivrus on the Moon. You will never forget his words, echoing through every radio and television in the region, as he emerged from his capsule and touched upon the dusty surface of that bright sunlit sphere.


    And, as the years pass, you will always remember your origins, your adventures, your path to glory.

    Your name is Maya Terrasdottir. You are a Frost Giant, a citizen of Perin and a defender of peace, inspiration to millions. You are a scholar, mage, and saint of a new age, ambassador to a new world just beginning to breathe. You are victorious.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:31 No.11973309
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    >Its brand-new Adaptive Cruisers, complete with Soulcatcher hardware, are a sight to behold.
    Yes! 00 lives on!
    >You are victorious.
    I stand and salute you, sir. I can honestly say that this has been one of the greatest campaigns I have taken part in, and that I am proud to have been with you all this way.
    >> Bad Newbie !u8dVJyyGAs 09/06/10(Mon)02:32 No.11973326
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    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/06/10(Mon)02:32 No.11973331
    So, I guess the adventure is finally over, eh guys?

    It was fun-
    Everything was fun- and I'm going to miss you all.

    Subprocessor, man, I know I've said this a buncha times before but-

    >> Arty 09/06/10(Mon)02:33 No.11973339
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    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)02:33 No.11973345
    rolled 6, 3, 4 = 13

    I'll put it on my short list, then. One thing is for sure: I am taking the next weekend off. I have been doing this for so long - 81 threads what the hell - that I really don't know how I feel about it all, in the end. It is easily the longest project I have ever, ever undertaken, and, for a chronic procrastinator, I think it went rather well. I am sad to see it end, but happy that it got a true Good End.

    Thank you to all of you who have been here, through one thread or all, and thank you to everyone who saw this quest, weekend after weekend, and left it be, even if it was unrelated to your interests. Thank you, all of you who have played this game. You make it all worthwhile. I could never have gotten past the first thread without you.

    I will see you, gentlemen and ladies. Wherever my life may take me, I will always remember this story fondly.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:33 No.11973346
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    I am a little sad that we weren't able to return to Earth however.

    Thank you for running such an awesome quest for so long, and dealing with the haters and trolls.

    Speaking of which, where's that "I tackle the giant" guy?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:34 No.11973355
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    Oh look...it's raining...
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:35 No.11973365
    Aw shit guys.

    Zeon Quest might take lead again.
    >> Bad Newbie !u8dVJyyGAs 09/06/10(Mon)02:35 No.11973377

    with our luck, he was that flarefag who started a thread and got banned yesterday.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)02:37 No.11973397
    rolled 5, 3, 1 = 9

    And I salute you back. Thank you for everything. It's been great.

    Thank you. I'm sorry you couldn't get what you wanted, with Kel and all, and I'm sorry that that whole business lost some players. But, we carried on, and we made it.

    >and thank you to everyone who saw this quest, weekend after weekend, and left it be, even if it was unrelated to your interests

    And left it be, when it was unrelated to your interests. Your ability to ignore that which you are indifferent about, dislike, or hate, instead of trying to kill it, does not go unappreciated.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:37 No.11973401
    Honestly, I don't begrudge them. They've still got their One Year War to win; but for us? We've won.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:38 No.11973412
    Congratulations, DM. This was a massive investment of time and energy, week after week, and that if nothing else demands respect. My compliments to you.
    >> Arty 09/06/10(Mon)02:39 No.11973437
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    >I'll put it on my short list, then. One thing is for sure: I am taking the next weekend off.

    Personally I figured you'd wait a few months. No rush man.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:42 No.11973478
    how does it feel?
    to be an unknown?
    like a rolling stone
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/06/10(Mon)02:42 No.11973481
    S'okay Sub- you know what they say 'He who hesitates is lost'
    Besides, I'll always have my Frost Giantess Quest AU fanfictions where they lived happily ever after (yes, I wrote fanfictions for a quest- DON'T JUDGE ME)
    The important thing is that you took a fairly trolly idea, put up with spam, player arguments, and all this other shit, and you still managed to create one of the better stories I've ever read.
    OP, you're a better person then me.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:42 No.11973484
    >I'll put it on my short list, then. One thing is for sure: I am taking the next weekend off.
    Take the time you need. No need to rush things and burn out.
    >> Bad Newbie !u8dVJyyGAs 09/06/10(Mon)02:44 No.11973514
    .... You know what? just for shits and grins, would you like to share them out?

    In my sleep-deprived state, I find myself curious.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)02:46 No.11973535
    And thank you for sticking with me through those ordeals. It was... difficult, at times, but I am very proud of all of you who made this story possible, even when it seemed like the entire Internet was against it.

    I'm only sorry I didn't do it better. It was a pleasure to run this, and I am so very glad it ended 'right'.

    No rush, indeed. Honestly, I don't know how things will work out in the future, but if I have time, I'll be glad to run another quest.

    Ah, and everyone, my email is in the appropriate field. I'm not as vigilant about checking it as I should be, but if you didn't have it and wanted it, here it is.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 09/06/10(Mon)02:51 No.11973592
    rolled 6, 3, 2 = 11

    Again, I couldn't have done it without players. You and others have written the story as much as me. I think you guys deserve plenty of credit for your own.

    I'll take my time. Don't get your hopes too high up. I still don't know what, if anything, I'll be doing.

    Goodnight, people. Thank you for everything.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:54 No.11973623
    Goodnight Subproc.
    And thanks, friend. See you again.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:55 No.11973637
    >> Tsundere Anubis 09/06/10(Mon)02:55 No.11973644
    I haven't edited them yet- too tired
    3 AM.
    Must sleep.
    >> Bad Newbie !u8dVJyyGAs 09/06/10(Mon)02:57 No.11973665

    shoot them at my email. it's expendible.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:57 No.11973666
    Yeah, who was bleeding sun after all?
    I bet it was old man Withers!
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:59 No.11973693
    Will do newbie- thanks you.
    G'night Sub.
    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    and rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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