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    72 KB Airship Quest Ch. III Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)20:53 No.12282007  
    >You are the captain of the Federal Air Ship Rouxfowl. You are the lone picket ship protecting the occupied frontier territory of Piriamsurg after an attack destroyed your sister ship. When you went to salvage the wreck, you came under attack by pirate raiders. While you repelled them, you were forced to limp back to the airfields for repairs.

    >Previous endeavors:

    Outside your office window, FAS Rouxfowl sits besides the twisted metal wreckage of FAS Poanvic. It is the early evening, a scout flight has just touched down from a routine sweep of the mountain pass that separates Piriamsburg from Imperial territory.

    Three requisition forms sit on your desk to be initialed and sent off to Central. Jacklyn Suchelatti comes in with a fresh cup of tea, her uniform always impeccably creased, red hair done up in a bun. The Federal Air Fleet seal painted onto bright white porcelain.

    "Pirates hit the last commissary supply boat, captain, so no coffee sir. Sorry." She sets the cup down on your desk and sits on the corner. "Mr. McKeon has the new dispatch from central, sir, and there's mail from you from the magistrate."
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)21:02 No.12282099
    The top requisition form has already been completed by Lt Dante, excepting for final approval. Please confirm a selection for Rouxfowl's weapons load out.

    The basic High Explosive and Flak shells will be no trouble, but several other options are available for the remainder of the armament.

    [_] Armor Piercing shells
    This is the standard load out for a Federal destroyer.

    [_] Incendiary shells
    Mr. Dante has been requesting these to combat lightly armored pirate vessels.

    [_] Discharge shells
    Commodore Sappaw has suggested you instead requisition thee prototype weapons which can knock out enemy electrics and lift coils.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)21:08 No.12282174
    >Bumping. I want this chapter to be a jumping on point, so if you haven't read this quest previously, please feel free to ask questions. You are after all, a competent warship commander.
    >> Anonymous 09/30/10(Thu)21:14 No.12282223
    Why would we want to use incendiary shells against lightly armored vessels? Would flak not work just as well?
    >> Monty 09/30/10(Thu)21:16 No.12282245
    Take the armor peircing we can run the risk of facing enemies resistant to the incindeary.
    >> Anonymous 09/30/10(Thu)21:18 No.12282264
    Number three, please, commodore! Also, how's the ship now? What condition are we in?
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)21:21 No.12282290
    Lieutenant Claude Dante is hot blooded war hawk, and has always been fond of the flashier means of dealing with threats. You don't have to approve his request, of course.

    I'll need a second then.

    As for a status report, Mr. Whitehouse from engineer has been running ragged to get the ship back together, but Rouxfowl remains grounded. Your air wings are depleted, but have just received new ratings to fill out the crew, and Angelo and Fox have been pushing the new pilots to get them prepped.
    >> Anonymous 09/30/10(Thu)21:24 No.12282317
    I'm new to this, I'm asking is there an actual benefit to using one over the other?

    Also, voting for the prototype shells.
    >> Anonymous 09/30/10(Thu)21:24 No.12282321

    Right then. Keep the crew on their toes. Fire drills and such.
    >> Goodman 09/30/10(Thu)21:27 No.12282342

    Thanks for the second. Also going to namefag now.
    >> Newfag 09/30/10(Thu)21:32 No.12282397
    So what are the capabilities of our fine ship? Speed, armor, armament, etc.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)21:32 No.12282411
    >Sorry guys, interweb blew up for a second there.
    Unfortunately you can only judge damage potential numerically in war games, so you'll have to rely on your training to command your ship in the best way you can.

    You make a quick mark on the line to request the prototype shells, and hope that the egg heads are onto something good.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)21:34 No.12282432
    >>Blarg, there's going to be a slight delay. Class is letting out early. I feel like an ass. Back in ~30
    >> Goodman 09/30/10(Thu)21:36 No.12282447

    I think we're classed as a destroyer, dude. A relatively decent one too, considering we killed a light cruiser in an earlier thread.
    >> Newfag 09/30/10(Thu)21:47 No.12282574
    Has anyone drawn anything for this? Can anyone describe the airships in general to me? Are these things fast and nimble? Or lumbering?

    Looking to get a feel for all of this.
    >> Goodman 09/30/10(Thu)21:51 No.12282624

    Check out the previous threads. The OPs pic in the first thread (I think) was what this was based off of. Also, F5F5F5F5.
    >> Newfag 09/30/10(Thu)22:01 No.12282735
    Just skimmed backwards from page 15. Can't seem to find it. Got links?
    >> Goodman 09/30/10(Thu)22:07 No.12282813

    It's at the top of this very thread. Actually, here, I'll copypasta the link.

    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 09/30/10(Thu)22:09 No.12282838
    Sweet Jesus, yes, the other quest thread I like. Also, I think we need minimize compartments and make sure that we are to regulations or suggested and higher standards for being ready for fires on our ship.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)22:10 No.12282850
    >Back. I'm so sorry about that guys, I thought we would be in session for close to another hour.

    Miss Suchelatti kicks her feet back and forth at the edge of your desk. "Are you even awak, cap?" she teases, her finger spinning the propeller of a model set beside your name plate.

    Rouxfowl has been your first command she is narrow, barely wide enough for the badmitton court sometimes set up on the deck at her widest (the WOEFULLY bad idea that was.) She can navigate a narrow mountain pass with relative ease and cruise from one side of the province to the opposite in a days time. In combat, her skin is riveted iron that does well to deflect small arms fire and flak bombardments, but full size guns mounted on Ship's Launches and of course aggressor airship's can punch through. She has a pair of dorsal batteries, one on each side, and another on the aft; along with anti-air point defense machine guns. Set into her keel are six lift coils and the flight deck, which normally houses eight scouts and fifteen interceptors. Those numbers now, however, have been thinned to two scouts, two interceptors, and the two captured Imperial fighters currently waiting under guard in the airfield hangar.

    Your secretary hops to her feet. "Ground to captain?" She says taps on the letter from the local magistrate she has brought.
    >> Goodman 09/30/10(Thu)22:14 No.12282910

    Read the letter. What does it say?
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 09/30/10(Thu)22:14 No.12282913
    "Aye, aye, can't have a moments peace with a man eater like you around can I." Open letter

    Also, see if we can make any hard modifications anytime soon. I was thinking of a thin and disposable conelike object on the prow(the front isn't it) of the ship that could open up, withstand the impact of our ship hitting another head on or t-boning them, and unload troops to board a ship.
    >> Newfag 09/30/10(Thu)22:17 No.12282936
    Derp. Thanks.
    >> Anonymous 09/30/10(Thu)22:17 No.12282939

    You mean a ramming spike?
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 09/30/10(Thu)22:19 No.12282956
    Yes, but one durable/light enough to fit onto the ship and open up or have hatches that would allow us to let loose soldiers on a ship. Oh god, it would be glorious, we ram a ship and we both are floating there, all of a sudden a tank we had loaded in it is shelling the thing from the inside.......so.....glorious
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)22:19 No.12282964
    "That will be all, Miss Suchellati." You say, returning her grin involuntarily.

    The letter is from Elwest Elevord, the magistrate for the town of Piriamsburg. While the province is occupied, the Federation has imposed certain precautionary measures, most of which have been willfully ignored. Elevord, however has been a supporter of your involvement here. The letter is the formal request to gather and hold a harvest festival in town tonight for the township and surrounding area, before the freighters begin to arrive to take the harvest to market.

    While you're sure that things will go ahead even if you tried to put a stop to it, you are at least abreast of the goings on.
    >> Anonymous 09/30/10(Thu)22:20 No.12282979
    >Ramming spike

    Boarding works both ways.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 09/30/10(Thu)22:21 No.12282995
    sure, but they aren't prepared for the shock of a party of boarders after their entire ship was probably just rocked all to hell, and a possible tank inside shooting them as well......who would carry anti-tank weapons inside of an airship......
    >> Anonymous 09/30/10(Thu)22:22 No.12282996
    Before we leave port, put in a requisition for as many light arms as we can lay hold of. After that bullshit with the pirate boarders, I want every crewmember packing a sidearm at all times; or at least donning a pistol belt when we sound General Quarters.
    >> Anonymous 09/30/10(Thu)22:22 No.12283001


    >interior corridors of an airship

    Excuse me sir, is this your herp? I believe you derped it.
    >> Goodman 09/30/10(Thu)22:22 No.12283004

    A "boarding spike"? With cannons/room for a tank? Awesome. Our ship may not be big enough though...
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 09/30/10(Thu)22:24 No.12283013
    The tank would specifically be placed inside of the ramming spike/cone, and we would most likely be smart enough to ram an area on a ship like a hangar......or mess hall?
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)22:26 No.12283036
    You set the letter aside, and turn back to the requisition forms. Central command has been able to scrape up fresh air wings for you. You have a few options to call in.

    [_] Replenish the Scout and Interceptor wings
    The default for Rouxfowl.

    [_] Convert the Interceptors into all-purpose Fighters, and request an Assault boat with infantry compliment.
    This would provide for boarding actions.

    [_] Convert and requisition two full Fighter wings with heavier ordinance than Interceptors.

    With regards to a boarding spike, you would likely want to take this up with Mr. Whitehouse, your chief engineer, as the project will require significant refits. Rouxfowl does not have the stowage for armored vehicles, but already has a small arms armory in the event of boarding actions.
    >> Newfag 09/30/10(Thu)22:27 No.12283051
    I feel like the boarding spike is suicidal at best. Once the two ships are locked together whats to prevent a point blank slugfest?
    >> Anonymous 09/30/10(Thu)22:28 No.12283059

    I doubt the Rouxfowl is big enough.

    Anyway, what did the letter say op?
    >> Anonymous 09/30/10(Thu)22:29 No.12283077
    [X] Convert the Interceptors into all-purpose Fighters, and request an Assault boat with infantry compliment.
    This would provide for boarding actions.

    As for the armory, issue orders for sidearms to be issued to all crew; to be worn at all times, no matter how loudly they bitch. Requisition additional sidearms to keep the armory stocked with a few spares.

    No more of this shit with mechanics charging armed pirates with naught but a spanner.
    >> Goodman 09/30/10(Thu)22:30 No.12283091

    I vote number two. More combat options with an assault boat.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 09/30/10(Thu)22:31 No.12283105
    Two full fighter wings, we would do better to not have to expend MORE human resources on ventures that might not be efficient, or necessary.

    The ramming spike itself would accommodate the tank itself. Think like I wouldn't carry a tank on board the airship like I wouldn't place a bullet on a gun for storage. However I would place said bullet into the barrel of the gun for ready use. Along with an accompanied infantry crew of course.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)22:32 No.12283122
    There is also the matter of sinking to consider, especially if not all of the involved ship's lift coils are operating at capacity

    The letter regards a harvest festival to be held in Piriamsburg this evening. You do have a spot at the festival table reserved for you by the town magistrate, and the crew has been grounded and been working themselves to the bone to repair Rouxfowl.
    >> Goodman 09/30/10(Thu)22:35 No.12283157

    Alrighty - announce shore leave for tonight except for a skeleton crew under the XO. Time to chill methinks.
    >> duck_murderer !hoaRoCu48g 09/30/10(Thu)22:37 No.12283183

    Convert them into all purpose fighters and take the assault boat. It means we can board vessels, enemy or not, assist in ground evacuations without landing as well as lend support to other ships being boarded.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)22:39 No.12283200
    You sign off on the forms to request an assault boat and infantry squad. Constructing a ramming spike also crosses your mind, and you scribble down a note to go over the plans with engineering to find the best way to implement the modifications.

    There is one more requisition form, this one is addressed to Captain Hugh Long, the late captain of Ponavic. Its a form letter, printed out by one of the difference engine back home, which explains why it has been addressed to a deceased man. You mark the corrections and tear the seal.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)22:46 No.12283289
    The last requisition forms are the late arriving agreement to get a second ship to the Piriamsburg picket. Unfortunately, that ship must be Ponavic.

    [_] Request the necessary crew and equipment to begin repairs to the destroyer Ponavic

    [_] Utilize the refit requisition to attach extended broadside armor to Rouxfowl, providing extra defense to the hull and lift coils, but rendering the forward most battery unable to wheel around to the sides. (Giving you two guns in each firing arc but your aft, with one)

    [_] Tear out the lower engineering bay sections and mount gun on the keel.
    >> Anonymous 09/30/10(Thu)22:46 No.12283291

    What does it say?
    >> Anonymous 09/30/10(Thu)22:48 No.12283311

    Numero uno.
    >> Newfag 09/30/10(Thu)22:50 No.12283334

    [X] Request the necessary crew and equipment to begin repairs to the destroyer Ponavic

    Voting for a second ship. Hope it doesn't take too long.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 09/30/10(Thu)22:50 No.12283338
    Is it possible we can refit the Ponivac to be literally a longranged floating cannon ship? We are basically a multipurpose vessel, we need some "cheese" as competitors put it to even our playing field. When I say longrange, I mean the ship is equipped with artillery pieces pretty much.
    >> Goodman 09/30/10(Thu)22:51 No.12283351

    Two ships are better than one, right? Better tactical flexibility and all that? One. Definitely.
    >> duck_murderer !hoaRoCu48g 09/30/10(Thu)22:53 No.12283368

    number 1, lets get her back in the air.
    >> Anonymous 09/30/10(Thu)22:54 No.12283375
    [X] Request the necessary crew and equipment to begin repairs to the destroyer Ponavic

    We went through hell to save that ship for a reason.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)22:58 No.12283433
    You grimmace when you glance over at what's been recovered from Ponavic. Repairs will not be pretty, you heard tell earlier of sections being hosed out. But the Federal engineers are expert military men.

    The last form done, you set down your pen, the blue and gold one you received when you made Captain. You finally take a sip of the tea Jackie brought it, its terribly strong by now, your loss you suppose but you drink it anyway as you come out of your office and pass off the forms to Jacklyn. "Mr. McKeon had asked to speak with you when you get a chance sir, but its not urgent. Is there anything else you'd like to arrange for tonight?
    >> Anonymous 09/30/10(Thu)22:59 No.12283439
    I vote to allow our crew to partake of the festival, but... offer a combat bonus to a few fighter pilots to take their fighters on an area patrol during the duration of the festival. I do not want to get caught with our ship down.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 09/30/10(Thu)23:01 No.12283460
    I agree, I personally don't think we should participate though. It's not like we are the ones truly getting our asses kicked, help out the skeleton crew, and see if we can't apply what little about ship maintenance in officer school in doing little things around the ship or something that we can do just to help out. Lead by example is the best motto.
    >> Goodman 09/30/10(Thu)23:02 No.12283466

    Yes. 1) Crew shore leave for tonight.
    2) Ask where McKeon is.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 09/30/10(Thu)23:02 No.12283469
    >see if we can't apply what little we learned about ship maintenance in officer school
    >> Goodman 09/30/10(Thu)23:04 No.12283491

    Totally seconding this. Lead by example.
    >> Newfag 09/30/10(Thu)23:06 No.12283516
    This one and this one.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)23:09 No.12283544
    "Crew will be glad to have the night off captain." Jackie punches out a quick note on her typewriter and rolls it into a filing tube and sends it off. "Not going to come out though? I already had your dress mess sent up."

    "I'll consider it." You say politely.

    "Good. Somebody has to keep an eye on Lt. Dante" She chuckles. "Alistair is in the briefing room, I'll send a tube over to the ship to let him know you're coming by."
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 09/30/10(Thu)23:11 No.12283568
    "Thank you, make sure not to get too drunk, I will still need a competent secretary in the morning."

    She seems like the partying type.....don't we have a wife by the way?
    >> Goodman 09/30/10(Thu)23:14 No.12283599

    Nice. Give McKeon shore leave but ask him to watch Dante, just in case. (I know I advocated having shore leave ourselves but Gloquenteentleman's idea was better.)
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)23:20 No.12283679
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    Jackie smiles. "It would be quite unbecoming of me, sir."

    And yes, you do have a wife, and a son in boarding school. She only rarely writes, but you and Miss Suchelatti have a strictly professional relationship.

    "Sir." Alistair McKeon stands up straight as you pull the bulkhead open and step into the briefing room. On the long metal table is a map of Piriamsburg and Groplitz. Its weighted down on each corner seemingly by whatever has been lying around, including a steaming mug of coffee. The pot is still on a shelf at the back of the room.

    "At ease."

    "New dispatch from Central wants us to take Groplitz. Admirality is getting tired of scuffles and wants to hit the Empire back. Of course, they'd like us to shut down piracy here too. Um...red dots are pirate bases" He waves his finger around the map.

    "Thank you Mister McKeon. Although I was coming to tell you to take the night off."

    "Ah. I see. If you prefer sir, I'll take the watch. Never been much for parties." He sips his coffee.
    >> Goodman 09/30/10(Thu)23:23 No.12283720

    Uh...okay. Back to plan A! Go to the party to keep an eye on Dante and also chill a bit.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 09/30/10(Thu)23:24 No.12283727
    What intelligence do we have on these pirates? Are they cooperating with each other and willing to assist each other, or are they just cutthroat bastards. I'm also in favor of sending a letter to the Magistrate to ask if they would approve of possibly hiring the pirates to instead loot the enemy and hit them while they are down.
    >> Newfag 09/30/10(Thu)23:26 No.12283743
    >Alright I'm turning in. Although I'd love to know when you're doing this next.
    >> Goodman 09/30/10(Thu)23:26 No.12283751

    Sneaky. I like it.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)23:33 No.12283834
    "Our intelligence contact passed on that the pirate crew that hit us at the salvage was from the other side of the pass. He also said the crews on /this/ side have been more active in response. They're willing to work for whoever has the coin, which right now is the Empire, since the czar gives them free reign."

    "Thank you Alistair."


    You stop by your office again, Jackie has left your uniform out for you, and has hung your sabre on the back of your door. Its a little ostentatious to wear it, but only Captains are permitted to carry them anymore. You'll be able to meet with the magistrate in person at the festival.
    >> Anonymous 09/30/10(Thu)23:35 No.12283844

    Bring a more conventional side-arm, as well. The pirates might not be the only ones taking the Empire's coin.
    >> Goodman 09/30/10(Thu)23:36 No.12283855
    How long until the party starts?
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 09/30/10(Thu)23:38 No.12283874
    rolled 60 = 60

    I'm sorry, I meant to say Central Command not Magistrate. I just thought, OOOO magistrate that means he is in charge herp derp, so yeah, we can still go with original plan.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)23:44 No.12283938
    You tuck your side arm under your coat and latch the sabre to your waist.

    The festivities have already started by the time you get down to the town square. You flip a federal penny to the coach boy. On a stage, a brass band plays, and a long dais table has an empty chair at the end beside the town magistrate. The balding man waves you over, he wears very traditional green pleated tunic and kilt. Further down the table, two young local kids are elevated up as "King and Queen."

    "Captain." Magistrate Eelevord says as you sit down beside him.

    As the first round of cider arrives, you flag send a runner to give McKeon a note to write up for Central. You suspect that they won't care to fund piracy, the congress being short-in-the-purse when it comes to funding things that aren't warships.
    >> Anonymous 09/30/10(Thu)23:45 No.12283955
    Let's go to the party already, op.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 09/30/10(Thu)23:48 No.12284014
    rolled 85 = 85

    Hit up conversation about the people of the town and their morale?

    Also, I didn't necessarily say would PAY the pirates. They are pirates after all, we would offer pay, half up front half after. Only for them to find that while they were out doing their jobs that their base got trashed and we are waiting for them in the shadows to mop up whatever was left of them.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)23:49 No.12284017
    A yeoman walks past the dais, nods, "Sir, this is the party."

    A large bonfire sits in the town square, tents and stalls have been set up along the streets. Candles flicker in every window, and farmers ya mules along the road toting carts of oversized gourds.
    >> Goodman 09/30/10(Thu)23:50 No.12284037

    >>As the first round of cider arrives
    Yay! Cider!

    Right, do we know where Dante is? It's our job to keep the men in line. Also, where's the Magistrate? We want to bribe pirates asap, right?

    Shush, you.
    >> Anonymous 09/30/10(Thu)23:50 No.12284038
    Commissioning them as privateers might work, but alas, the Empire is paying them good money weather or not they get lucky.

    Fuck it, let's just kill the bastards.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 09/30/10(Thu)23:59 No.12284119
    You're sitting next to the magistrate. You catch eye of Lt. Dante and a small cluster of aircraftmen making their way around the shooting booths.

    As supper arrives on the dais you strike up a conversation with Elwest. "Frankly captain, we've paid a fair bounty to keep the harvest safe. Although..."

    He looks up to make sure the music won't lull while he speaks. "I'd bet my left nut that there are pirate skippers here tonight."

    A pair of kids run by shooting each other with sparkling fireworks, their arms outs stretched and their lips buzzing with the familiar whirl of plane propellers.
    >> Goodman 10/01/10(Fri)00:03 No.12284160

    Okay then, have dinner and then scope out some suspicious looking gits while enjoying the festival. Let's see if we can strike deal (keep loot, amnesty, whatever) .
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)00:06 No.12284183

    Let's pump Elwood for info like on the enemy city.
    >> Goodman 10/01/10(Fri)00:12 No.12284257
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    Elwest, you mean?
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 10/01/10(Fri)00:14 No.12284275
    "Groplitz? I haven't been there since Piriamsburg signed on with the Feds. But I've got a second cousin..."

    He goes on to tell a meandering story over the next meal courses. Groplitz has always been a mining town, but the empire has made moves to industrialize. Water resources have been strained, if the Magistrate's cousin is to be believed, and capturing Piriamsburg's reservoirs has become an objective, if only to hasten mining.

    It doesn't take long. When you step down from the dais after dinner you hear a clack of steel-toed boots approach from behind you. You turn around. They belong to a man in black leather slacks and a weathered jacket. "Well well well, if it in't that cap'n of the Federation's good ship Roocks-Fowl. An' how might you be tonight, deah skipper."

    He is flanked by a bear of similarly grubby characters. The one in front has two single shot guns across his chest, though you suspect they have more on them.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)00:14 No.12284278

    Nope. Though now the Magistrate has sideburns! Ha!
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)00:17 No.12284305

    Propose a "chat". Get Dante to come along
    >> Goodman 10/01/10(Fri)00:18 No.12284323

    Ask them what they want.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 10/01/10(Fri)00:18 No.12284325
    rolled 85 = 85

    If you mean I skipped death on multiple occasions because of your mens shoddy aiming and piloting.....then sure?

    Time to outmaneuver and put this little son of a bitch in his place. He starts anything and his ass is grass with all these troops around.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 10/01/10(Fri)00:19 No.12284331
    rolled 95 = 95

    As well as these two.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 10/01/10(Fri)00:23 No.12284368
    "Let's have a talk." Your fingers wrap on the hilt of your sabre.

    "Let's have a nip." He replies, "Your treat."

    You flag down Dante, and the pirate leads you into the back door of a pub. Its deserted right now, the patrons and staff outside. He pulls down a bottle of topshelf booze and pours five glasses before replacing the stopper.

    "So let's talk captain. Because if you're fixing to make things difficult for us, then I've only got so many words to say. And do I speak for the whole crew of Ataresm?"

    His goons bark in agreement.

    "You came after us."

    "No." You struck a nerve. "Wasn't my crew. Wasn't even boys from this side. Ship that hit you came over the top, and that impedes my business operations."
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 10/01/10(Fri)00:27 No.12284402
    rolled 26 = 26

    Oooo, he's a sophisticated pirate? Those are the best pirates.

    Ask why he doesn't appreciate the other pirates coming over to loot. If they had done the same it would have been THEIR ship that was torn to shreds and not their supposed competition.
    >> Goodman 10/01/10(Fri)00:30 No.12284427

    Excellent, glad to see we have room for negotiation. Ask what he wants.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)00:33 No.12284460

    Are our guys following us to the pub, or what? Is Dante cunnin' enough to get the drop if needs be?
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 10/01/10(Fri)00:37 No.12284493
    "Ooh, a sophis-sophis-sophisticate." Dante says, pounding the liquor. You're inclined to agree.

    "So what's the arrangement your lot has with the crews on the other side?"

    "Strictly informal." The pirate replies. "But we only go after targets on this side, and they stick to that side. But the Empire propped the crew that hit you up. Which means I'm due _'ayin tahath 'ayin_. Eye for an eye."

    "So what do you want?"

    "Imperial ship was my boat to pick apart. So I want one of theirs. Just what are you playing at?"
    >> Goodman 10/01/10(Fri)00:41 No.12284538

    Tell him he can have the spoils from any enemy ship he downs provided he can supply us with good intelligence. Also, if he only raids the Czars side we'll grant him limited amnesty.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 10/01/10(Fri)00:43 No.12284553
    rolled 71 = 71

    Was the modified carrier that we fought NOT shot down? If it wasn't then shit.

    Plan formed in my head. We could have our ship once we are up and functioning to pass over the ridge into Imp space. Once we are there we can do a normal mission but have the pirate lagging behind. We will then wait and be bait for an Imp or pirate ship to come attack us. When they do though THEIR pirate ship will start a mock engagement with us. Fighters and what not will be scrambled and we can make it look like we are going at it with well placed pyrotechnics. Dante likes pyrotechnics I'm sure. When the other pirate or IMP ship decides to take advantage of the situation, suddenly. PIRATE SHIP AND US ARE wiping their sorry asses across the ground.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)00:44 No.12284565

    Offer a bribe? For raidan, of course.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 10/01/10(Fri)00:49 No.12284600
    "I'm afraid amnesty don't mean too much, cap'n. I don't think this crew is going back to trawling for float-eels even if your war ended tomorrah."

    You spend another round and some of Dante's cigars hashing out a plan.

    Dante and the pirate's muscle have taken to cards at the other end of the bar. He's only playing drunk given the purse in front of him.

    "There's an Imperial run pit mine maybe a hundred kitamets south south east past the ridge. They've been moving in more equipment by boat. Will that do fer a target? Once you've done and licked your wounds, of course."
    >> Goodman 10/01/10(Fri)00:54 No.12284637

    Sure, why not? We still want intelligence though...
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 10/01/10(Fri)00:57 No.12284659
    >Please clarify. Do you want to ask the pirates for intel, or do you want to gather intel on the target yourself?
    >> Goodman 10/01/10(Fri)01:00 No.12284687

    Ask the pirates, let's see what they got.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 10/01/10(Fri)01:06 No.12284754
    "You've been very accommodating captain. What's it going to cost for you to keep us on top of things?"

    "Oh, I'll tap my agents across the pass. Let's just chock this one up to the good harvest then." He gives a throaty laugh. His goons respond in kind. One less so than the other, having already been relieved of his coin.

    "Is that all, captain? I don't want to miss the apple bobbing."
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 10/01/10(Fri)01:06 No.12284755
    rolled 11 = 11

    indeed, I was hoping to just get info from him as well
    >> Goodman 10/01/10(Fri)01:10 No.12284782

    Awesome. We've got an informant now. Ask for contact info and then let's gtfo before we disagree on something.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)01:14 No.12284810
    I agree with Goody - let's take Dante back to the Rouxfowl
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 10/01/10(Fri)01:17 No.12284832
    The captain passes you a post-box key, stamped on the top is "Ataresm Fishing" in detailed lettering. Dante tosses and catches his spoils they disperse back into the festival a few minutes before you join them.

    "If you'll excuse me, skipper. I'm behind in my revelry." The Lieutenant says with a nod as he passes you, taps one of the goons on the shoulder and then proceeds to cold clock him. "One!"

    The other goon swings, their captain has vanished. Dante hits him in the gut. "And two!"

    As long as you have known Claude, from when you met at the Academy, you have never been to a party wherein he did not break three objects of value, start two fights, and relieve one girl of her maidenhead.
    >> Goodman 10/01/10(Fri)01:21 No.12284869

    Dante sounds like he's going to keep himself busy. Get someone sober to watch him. I'd like to send a message to McKeon.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 10/01/10(Fri)01:24 No.12284889

    "Yes captain." Says the first sober crewman you come across.

    "Take this to Mr. McKeon. . ."

    "Aye sir."
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)01:26 No.12284904

    Have a drink. I think we deserve a dram, eh?
    >> Goodman 10/01/10(Fri)01:28 No.12284919

    Maybe the one, we are the boss y'know. Lead by example, etc.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 10/01/10(Fri)01:37 No.12284978
    You send the ensign off with the updates for your exec.

    At a booth, you find Arthur Jules Crichton, the flight marshall behind a pile of tin mugs. "Hey Fox!" he calls to one of your aces, chatting up a local girl in front of the fire. "Do a bar--"

    You turn. So does Chrichton. Something spalshes behind you, and everything smells vaguely of rotten apples.

    At another booth you find hot, spiced cider. And Miss Suchelatti with a ribbon pinned on her lapel. "Cap." She says, her cheeks a little blushed.
    >> Goodman 10/01/10(Fri)01:43 No.12285040

    If I didn't know any better, Commodore, I'd say you were trying to make the situation awkward. ;)
    Well, I suppose a chat is in order.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)01:46 No.12285057
    Is it just me, Goody and the OP now?
    >> Goodman 10/01/10(Fri)01:48 No.12285080

    It has been for a while, anon.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 10/01/10(Fri)01:59 No.12285169
    >Hey mate, I just write em, you're the captain.
    The night wears on. At some point, you catch Dante riding off in a hay wagon. Sometime after midnight, Mr. McKeon arrives, having been relieved by Mr. Whitehouse. He leans against a door frame and smokes a pipe, trying to avoid the locals and the crew.

    Sometime before dawn you run into Miss Suchelatti again, though you're certain she has run into you. "Oh. Captain." She smiles and coils her hair around her finger. "When did you get here?"

    >>Time for like one more update, so how shall our captain conclude his evening?
    >> Goodman 10/01/10(Fri)02:08 No.12285264

    I think we are going to try to be polite. Let's say we got here long enough to have had a couple of brandy's. And then bid Miss Suchelatti a good night. Sleep sounds good right now. (I'm offski after this.)

    >Sorry if I sounded arsey OP, I was going for humour. Nevermind.
    >> Commodore !vP.0Sappaw 10/01/10(Fri)02:17 No.12285327
    >None taken, I'm not super serious. E.g. Mr. Chrichton's very last line of dialogue.

    As the sun crests over the edge of the horizon you usher Jacklyn onto a coach. Your quarters aboard Rouxfowl aren't much bigger than your room at the academy, but they're yours alone. You rest your sword against your fold out desk and set your jacket and pistol down before you collapse in exhaustion. Not an hour later, rivetting and grinding equipment on decks below pull you awake.

    Damn it.

    >The Captain and Crew of Rouxfowl will return!
    >Next Tuesday evening (maybe) and/or next Thursday same time, same /tg/

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