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    5 KB ARMORED CORE QUEST: NINE-BREAKER AC-Guy 04/05/12(Thu)23:11 No.18590965  
    >Her we go, Episode three is about to get underway....

    You are ALEX RASTON. A member of the Militia Guard of the independent colony of Hope, located in the northern part of what we know as the Mojave Desert.

    In the last 24 hours, your world has turned upside down. You discovered romance with a long time friend, and then woke to see your home burning. You managed to save your family, and began coordinating with your squad to begin the counter attack.

    Which almost came to a crashing halt when you went head to head with a core whose very presence filled you with a supernatural dread, making you freeze in place as he readied the final blow.

    Until Dave, Squad-mate and Melee specialist crashed through an abandoned warehouse and smashed him off of you.

    Now that his dreadful gaze isn't locked on you, you try to move again.

    [d100, gotta make it under a 50]
    >> Anonymous 04/05/12(Thu)23:12 No.18590973
    rolled 15 = 15

    >> Anonymous 04/05/12(Thu)23:24 No.18591118
    rolled 56 = 56

    rollan no noko
    >> Anonymous 04/05/12(Thu)23:24 No.18591125
    Fuck you dice.
    >> Anonymous 04/05/12(Thu)23:25 No.18591139
    rolled 17 = 17

    >> Anonymous 04/05/12(Thu)23:26 No.18591152
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    mfw I missed chapter 2.
    For my own masochistic gratification, what time last night did it happen.
    In hopes of salvaging myself from this frustration, is it archived?
    >> Anonymous 04/05/12(Thu)23:29 No.18591186
    >> Anonymous 04/05/12(Thu)23:31 No.18591207
    >> Anonymous 04/05/12(Thu)23:32 No.18591230
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    But I'm not saying that b-because I like you or anything, so don't get the wrong idea! B-baka!
    >> AC-Guy 04/05/12(Thu)23:33 No.18591236
    >Fucking router crashed. Fucking Linksys.


    You take a deep breath, and get moving. You hear Dave's voice over the coms.

    "Hey, I told Mooch to fly Recon, get everybody across town. As soon as he gets there we're going to have Elsie and Lawrence join us, take these guys out. For right now though, we need to keep this guy off the Bus."

    "Think we can kill him?"

    "Normally I'd say two on one, easy money, but.... This is gonna sound weird but when he looked at me.... I think we might be boxing out of our weight class here."

    "No, I know exactly what you mean. This guy is bad news, took my arm off like it was nothing."

    "Shit.... Now that the music's started, how do you wanna play this?"

    [ ] Keep him busy, try and set up Dave for a solid attack.
    [ ] Pincer attack, double Melee
    [ ] Suppressive fire, keep him pinned until support arrives.
    [ ] Other (please specify)
    >> AC-Guy 04/05/12(Thu)23:34 No.18591254
    >Right, from now on I'm going to be posting this in the OP, but....

    >Previous threads here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=AC%20Quest
    >> Anonymous 04/05/12(Thu)23:36 No.18591291
    Suppressive Fire, he's a scary motherfucker, if we go on offense and screw up, the bus is going to get ripped apart. Keep him pinned until we can bring far superior numbers on him.
    >> Anonymous 04/05/12(Thu)23:36 No.18591300
    >[X] Suppressive fire, keep him pinned until support arrives.
    >> Anonymous 04/05/12(Thu)23:37 No.18591310
    [X ] Suppressive fire, keep him pinned until support arrives.
    >> Anonymous 04/05/12(Thu)23:50 No.18591443
    Suppressive fire yo.
    >> AC-Guy 04/05/12(Thu)23:53 No.18591476
    rolled 68, 51, 23, 55 = 197

    "He'll fucking destroy us in a straight fight. Keep him pinned and on the back-foot until we get the WHOLE TEAM down here."

    "Roger that."

    Dave slings his shogun back and pulls out a compact grenade launcher.

    A loud WHUMP is heard and the round center-punches the enemy AC, releasing some sort of white-ish cloud.

    "What the-"

    "Custom jamming round Mooch and I put together: Coolant, chaff, and a light adhesive. I just killed his targeting capacity and half-blinded him. As long as we play it safe..."

    "He won't be able to draw a bead. Smart."

    >Give me 2d100 please.
    >> Anonymous 04/05/12(Thu)23:54 No.18591486
    rolled 100, 65 = 165

    Rollan dem bones.
    >> Anonymous 04/05/12(Thu)23:54 No.18591494
    >> Anonymous 04/05/12(Thu)23:55 No.18591506
    rolled 8, 98 = 106

    >> Anonymous 04/05/12(Thu)23:57 No.18591522

    For the last time, we can't die in the prologue.
    >> Anonymous 04/05/12(Thu)23:58 No.18591535
    Maybe if we're very very very lucky they count as 00s.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)00:00 No.18591551
    rolled 68, 85, 67, 26 = 246

    Dave launches a volley of missiles from his shoulder pods, and you open fire with your Rifle.

    Unfortunately about half your shots go wide, and some of them actually take out a couple of Dave's missiles.

    They seem to have had the desired effect though, with the target AC going to ground quickly.

    "Hey Alex, you feeling alright? Normally you're a better shot than that."

    "I just had my arm ripped off Dave."

    "Fuck, what's your synch ratio?"

    "Hair over 50."

    "After this is over, we're taking you to get checked out, that's possible nerve damage territory man."

    [Gimmie a d20]
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:01 No.18591563
    rolled 1 = 1

    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)00:01 No.18591564

    >Ignore those dice, I forgot to turn them off.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:02 No.18591571
    rolled 12 = 12

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:06 No.18591613
    Oh god.

    Hey, /tg/ dice. Didn't >>18591522 already tell you this is still the prologue?
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)00:07 No.18591623

    >Nat 1 event dice. OH BOY OH BOY.

    Suddenly your radar picks up two additional contacts.

    "SHIT. Looks like those stolen ACs are here, and they're closing in on the bus!"

    Dave curses "Mooch brought his chopper here unarmed, and he can't lift those civies out if they're here. He also can't do much in the way of recon if we can't keep them occupied."

    >Wat Do?

    [ ] Send Dave to engage the traitors, keep this opponent pinned.
    [ ] Go engage the traitors yourself, Have Dave handle this guy.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:08 No.18591640
    >What do we know about the cores that got hijacked? About the same specs as ours?
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:08 No.18591644
    >[ X] Send Dave to engage the traitors, keep this opponent pinned.

    You don't seem well equipped to handle anything else right now
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:08 No.18591647
    Send Dave to engage, he is best at melee and using the uninjured melee combatant to pin a guy down is wasting his capabilities. We ought to be able to keep this guy down for at least a bit longer before we get completely fucked over.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:10 No.18591663
    Send Dave after the traitors. We can keep this guy pinned, not sure about dancing with the traitors in our state.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)00:11 No.18591671

    >One's a slow moving tank number, artillery based.
    >The other is a middle-weight AA specialist.

    >Dave's Core is a vicious Melee specialist, basically the AC equivalent to an assassin build. You're geared more for Mid-range Combat, high mobility, and support.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:16 No.18591727
    Send Dave after them, we can keep this guy down with just a rifle.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)00:16 No.18591729

    Dave gives you an affirmative, and takes off low and fast towards the approaching contacts.

    His disappears from your radar quickly, you can only assume that means that he's enabled his stealth/jamming system.

    You don't have much time to concern yourself with him, it seems like the AC you're tangoing with got his nerve back up to rush you.

    >What do?

    [ ] Dodge between buildings, play hide and seek.
    [ ] His targeting system is fucked, counter-charge with your sword.
    [ ] Reverse thrusters, missile-spam.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:18 No.18591747
    We don't have any missiles, do we? Only chaff.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:18 No.18591749
    Dodge between buildings, play hide and seek.

    We know the territory and he doesn't, his targeting is fucked, if we have any mines or the like scatter those around corners.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:18 No.18591751

    [✓] Reverse thrusters, missile-spam.

    Spam is always a good thing
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:19 No.18591767
    1) Reverse thrusters.
    2) Make Itano proud.
    3) ?????????
    4) PROFIT
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:20 No.18591776
    In that case, agree with previous sentiments; melee builds are the biggest fire magnets out there, so I can't think of anyone better to go distract those two fucks from the bus.

    Besides, we started this fight. We're not gonna back out and let our teammate take our heat for us.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)00:21 No.18591782

    >Shit, fuck, you're right. Dave's the one with the missiles. Replace that option with:

    [ ] Get the high ground, try to force his back.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:22 No.18591792

    In that case counter charge with your sword
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:24 No.18591813
    >[x] Get the high ground

    Whether this guy is the real 9-Ball or not, he's got the stones to wear his colors and live; we can't take that in a straight fight. And using the buildings for cover only increases collateral damage to what's left of Hope.

    We get out in the open and grab a good vantage point, not only will we have an advantage, but we might give our friends and their ACs a better line of fire on the target.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:25 No.18591817
    I'm sticking with this, getting high ground is going to leave us vulnerable and will make us a more available target than moving between piles of buildings, melee combat is a bad plan against this dangerous an opponent, in a non melee focused mech, missing an arm.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:28 No.18591859
    We want to build the terrain, we stand than his superior.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)00:29 No.18591863
    rolled 32, 3, 75, 74, 99, 80 = 363

    >So we have one vote for every course of action. I'm going to roll some dice real quick, see where it gets me with off-screen stuff.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:32 No.18591894
    High ground
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)00:32 No.18591898
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    rolled 8, 9, 4, 6 = 27


    >Holy SHIT, Dave.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:33 No.18591914
    Welp, he just killed both of the traitors.

    Or he bought it.

    One of those.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:34 No.18591923

    Go On
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:35 No.18591932
    Yeah we don't stand a chance in close combat. Let's force his back.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:36 No.18591958
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    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)00:38 No.18591975
    >High ground.

    Thinking quickly, you launch yourself up and sideways. He reacts slowly, trying to get a lock on you as you double back.

    Like you thought, the damage to that side of the head is messing with his sensors.

    Then you feel it again. That horrible presence, slowly circling around you, as suddenly he snaps to look right at you. You open fire to try and force him away.

    >d100, target of 30.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:38 No.18591987
    rolled 93 = 93

    We're fucked aren't we.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:39 No.18591993
    dice don't fail me now
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:40 No.18592006
    rolled 17 = 17


    Lets goooooooooo
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:40 No.18592009
    rolled 76 = 76

    If this was most other quests, where high rolls are good, we'd be rocking this joint.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:40 No.18592018
    rolled 23 = 23

    Well we are if we let you keep rolling, holy fuck.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:42 No.18592036
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    mfw I diced wrong.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)00:43 No.18592058

    >Only if you keep rolling like that.

    Your shots go wide, between the phantom limb pain and that horrible presence..... you might as well have saved the ammo.

    Fortunately Dave has good news: "Enemy Anti Air AC neutralized. Got the bus hooked up Mooch?"

    "About to."

    "Good. Get them the fuck out of here, we'll keep these guys off you."

    The Red AC charges you, activating some sort of beam saber.

    >d100 to dodge. Goal is a 50.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:44 No.18592064

    So are we, like...50% screwed?
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:44 No.18592069
    rolled 97 = 97

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:44 No.18592073
    rolled 11 = 11

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:47 No.18592105

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:47 No.18592108
    rolled 89 = 89


    The way these dice rolls have been going lol
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:49 No.18592131
    You said choosing a callsign like Cookie might make people think we were some sort of asshat.

    I think our combat performance will take care of that.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:49 No.18592136
    Why couldn't this have been a quest where high rolls are win, /tg/ dice I curse thee once again.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:50 No.18592151
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    Oh, suggestion for emblem.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)00:56 No.18592223
    rolled 3, 9, 1 = 13

    >Oh god these rolls.

    >/tg/ dice fucking hate everybody, holy shit.

    >I thought setting the rolls for LOW would help.

    You boost to the side, but he's already anticipated your move....
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)00:57 No.18592230
    rolled 66 = 66


    >And now for hit location...
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:58 No.18592243
    >hit location

    Welp, it was nice knowing you other arm.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)00:58 No.18592246
    link related, is my reaction
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)00:59 No.18592250
    rolled 32 = 32


    >Is you fucking serious dice?

    He narrowly misses your arm, and slices your rifle in half. you ready your only remaining weapon, and plot your next move.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:01 No.18592270
    i am getting increasingly worried for whats in store for us once the prologue is over.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:01 No.18592279

    We're gonna need a new mech
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)01:01 No.18592283

    >Posted early on accident.
    >Forgot to turn off dice.

    [ ] Charge him.
    [ ] Wait for him to come to you.
    [ ] Try to reason with him. Who knows, maybe he's a cool guy.
    [ ] Open coms. Demand his surrender.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:03 No.18592293
    > Try to reason with him. Who knows, maybe he's a cool guy

    Haha no

    >[ ] Charge him.

    Now THIS I can get behind
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:03 No.18592295
    >[x] Charge him.
    Not much else we can do.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:03 No.18592298
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    Open Comms, and demand his surrender in the most manly way imaginable.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:05 No.18592310
    rolled 65, 69 = 134


    Shame that we don't have any missiles. Otherwise, we could have done the trick that happens at around 2:00 as a final fuck you.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:07 No.18592336
    [X] Charge him.

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:08 No.18592344
    Try to reason with him, hopefully we can distract him enough and get him off guard so charging him fucks him over.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)01:09 No.18592359
    rolled 11 = 11

    You ignite the blade of your Katana, and rush him. Seems he had the same idea.

    >Beat my roll.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:10 No.18592367
    rolled 25 = 25

    We might have a chance this time.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:10 No.18592370

    Ha ha.

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:10 No.18592371
    rolled 98 = 98

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:10 No.18592374
    >[x] Charge him

    We're down to one weapon and we're all on our own. The one thing we've got that he hasn't is a head.

    I say we hit him with it.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:11 No.18592378
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:11 No.18592384
    rolled 9 = 9


    Not gonna be hard haha
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:13 No.18592402

    Well shit
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)01:13 No.18592403
    >An 11?

    >Normally I'd apologize, but this is pretty much exactly how fights against Nine-Ball go.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)01:14 No.18592414

    >You know what? I'll give this one to you.

    >Gimme 2d12.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:14 No.18592421
    rolled 41 = 41

    Well, considering that 9-ball is a weird Japanism meaning baka (fool), yeah, they should.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:15 No.18592428
    rolled 2, 4 = 6

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:15 No.18592429
    rolled 6, 12 = 18

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:16 No.18592437

    Well, this feels like AC2:AA:Last Mission 2: Electric Boogaloo.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:16 No.18592444
    cueing up my victory music
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)01:17 No.18592457

    >Alright, I gotta know: is this one guy fucking up all the rolls? Or is everybody fucking up tonight?


    I'm taking this roll, just so i can explain exploding dice. Give me another d100.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:18 No.18592470
    rolled 66 = 66

    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)01:18 No.18592471

    >you have to beat your synch score: currently a 53.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:19 No.18592481
    rolled 79 = 79

    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)01:19 No.18592482

    I will allow you to re-roll that, on the ground of me forgetting to give you your target number.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:20 No.18592495
    rolled 42 = 42


    Please dice god
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:20 No.18592497
    Brace ourselves for hue.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:20 No.18592499
    rolled 58 = 58

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:21 No.18592509
    rolled 30 = 30

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:21 No.18592515
    meant to reply to >>18592471
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)01:24 No.18592543

    >Wow. Just... wow.

    >Well, I'm going to type up the explanation anyway:

    [When you max out a number on effect dice (previously known as damage dice, I'll explain the change later), you re-roll using either your synch score (in a core) or your determination (outside a core) as the target number.]

    [If you beat the target number, you get to re-roll the maxed dice, and ad that to your score. in the case of another maxed dice from this set, you must re-roll again, against your target number -10, until you either fail the check or fail to max out the die.]

    [The target number cannot drop below a five, for any reason.]
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 04/06/12(Fri)01:26 No.18592562
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    I'm sorry for interrupting, but DID SOMEONE SAY EMBLEMS?
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)01:26 No.18592563
    rolled 78, 38, 4, 45, 14, 62 = 241


    >In any case, you've failed to do this.

    >Please give me a d100 or hit location.

    >Meanwhile, I'll roll to see how your team's doing.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:27 No.18592571
    rolled 26 = 26

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:27 No.18592572
    rolled 86 = 86

    rolling to not die.......hopefully.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 04/06/12(Fri)01:27 No.18592574
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    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:28 No.18592579
    rolled 8 = 8

    >> Indonesian Gentleman 04/06/12(Fri)01:31 No.18592608
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    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)01:36 No.18592666
    rolled 96, 69, 36, 44, 6, 42 = 293



    This guy came to your home, and started destroying it. He took off your arm, he's wrecked your core, and he's literally getting into your head somehow.

    What took you over the edge, as your blade grazed his chest, is his voice in your ear, as he sends a tight-beam com to you.

    "Strange that you fight so much, normally people surrender when they see me coming, thinking it would earn them some mercy. But you fight." He catches you blade with his and begins to push it back. "Tell me, what must I do to show you the futility of your actions?"

    You deactivate your blade, and let it snap back into your arm, and duck his clumsy swing when he overbalances from the sudden shift.

    Your arms darts forward before he can dodge, and latches onto his head unit.


    And with that you boost backwards, using the full weight of your core to rip off his core's head with a sickening screech of twisted metal.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)01:37 No.18592674

    >Took a little artistic license there, hope you don't mind.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:38 No.18592686

    Damn that felt good.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:38 No.18592692
    >Zin the Headhunter

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:38 No.18592696
    Does this mean we officially have...
    The Touch?
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:39 No.18592706

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:49 No.18592821
    Modo hanten. Urakodo: ZA BEASTO!
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:51 No.18592842
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    >This is our symbol.
    A honey badger eatin a Snake.

    C'mon, you know it's true.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:52 No.18592856
    rolled 16 = 16

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)01:53 No.18592862
    Or a mutilated Mayfly (get it, Ninebreaker?)

    That or a pool cue.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)01:55 No.18592888

    Mooch touches down in the Hanger. Laurence's brother Zack organizes volunteers to help bolster the defenders on foot, as well as distribute gear.

    Laurie himself has finished his slow synch, and launches himself over the lines and towards the fray, while Elsie begins to prep her gear. With Mooch helping in a proper hanger, it won't take long.

    Ari leads her mother to a slightly out of the way place where they won't impede people. it's obvious that they aren't really in a condition to help.


    Dave calmly strafes between the cannon fire. A quick burst of chaff disables the missile storm.

    He recognizes the way this guy moves, the way he thinks.

    He remembers the first time the first time he met Horace during training. He tried to hit him with a lead pipe so that Alex and Elsie wouldn't have their heavy hitter in the sims against his team.

    He remembers the second time, when he came across Alex telling him that when his sister said no, she meant it. If he hadn't been there, his thug probably would have killed him.

    He takes a moment to savor the kill when he lands on the front part of the tank assembly, before putting his Heat Rod straight through the cockpit.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:00 No.18592940
    I like this guy, complete bro material.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:01 No.18592955
    In the future, we need to kill people like Horace before they become a problem.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:02 No.18592960
    Agreed. He still needs a callsign, right? It needs to be totally bro-tier.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)02:02 No.18592961

    It's been several minutes since he moved.

    It's entirely likely that if his synch ratio was as high as yours, the shock from the feedback killed him. You hear Dave confirm that he scored both his kills, and he was moving to regroup with you now, just in case there's any hostiles still in the area.

    It occurs to you that the core is relatively intact for a battlefield kill. Mooch would probably love to tear into it for research reasons, maybe even repair it to be added to your stable.

    [ ] Meet him half-way.
    [ ] Wait here.
    [ ] Destroy the core.
    [ ] Call and check the team's status.
    [ ] Other (please specify).
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:03 No.18592986
    >[X] Wait here.
    Don't let the thing out of your sight until someone else has their sights on it.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:04 No.18592993
    [x] Destroy the core.
    He comes to our home.
    He shoots the place up.
    He interrupts our post-coital slumber.
    He chops off our arm.
    And most importantly, one of his thugs tried to rape our baby sister.
    He dies. Now. Besides, it's foolish to leave an enemy pilot that damn GOOD alive.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/06/12(Fri)02:05 No.18593005
    As tempting as []Destroy is, let's [x]Wait here.

    Where the deuce is the cockpit located, any way? I assume not in the head.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:05 No.18593006
    Wait here, keep an eye on it and a weapon trained on it. He might be almost dead and waiting for a chance to run. Given how fucked our AC is and how nice his must be we want this very bad.

    Also see if we can confirm lack of life signs or if there is a minimally destructive way or ensuring the pilot is very much DEAD.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:05 No.18593007
    [x] Other (please specify).

    Open the core and make sure the pilot is thoroughly dead.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:06 No.18593012
    In the core. The head contains sensors and the FCS, IIRC.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:07 No.18593024
    This, IF we have a sidearm. If so, then if he isn't dead, we Mozambique drill his ass.
    If we DON'T have a sidearm, then:
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)02:08 No.18593033

    >The cockpit is in the chest, the head is where most of the targeting systems and sensors live.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/06/12(Fri)02:08 No.18593038
    Actually, I quite like this one. I'm changing my vote to this, if it is a reasonable course of action.

    Otherwise, continue with waiting, swording the fucker at the merest hint of movement.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)02:10 No.18593051

    >You have no idea how to crack it open without the pilots help. It's designed NOT to do that, for situations much like this one. This is why you were going to talk to Mooch among other things.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:14 No.18593095
    Shame, take all weapons from it and rip them off and put them elsewhere to be careful and keep a very very close eye on it.

    Call Mooch, sitrep him and see if he has any clever idea. Stay with the AC.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:17 No.18593123
    I'm thinking Butcher or a German word meaning something like tearer, ripper, butcher, or something along those lines.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:17 No.18593126
    rolled 32 = 32

    Destroy the core, strip the other mech and use it to fix yours
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)02:18 No.18593131


    >Generally he dosen't bother with such things, since 'Dave' is pretty straight forward and easier to remember. In situations where it matters, he goes by 'Raptor-1', since that was his Ac's designation.

    >You have however once had to talk Dave out of his plan to paint it bright pink and rename it/himself 'Duchess'.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:19 No.18593132
    I'm on board with this.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:20 No.18593147
    >You have however once had to talk Dave out of his plan to paint it bright pink and rename it/himself 'Duchess'.

    Was he drunk at the time?
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/06/12(Fri)02:21 No.18593156
    For some reason, I doubt it.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:22 No.18593167
    Schneider? Name derives from the word Schneiden, which means "to cut"
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:29 No.18593225
    Or Tejon, it's the Spanish name for Badger.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)02:29 No.18593232

    "Got everybody here, people are moving out. Your Mom an Sis made it alright, but I haven't seen 'em in a while. Laurence is on his way now, and I'm scrambling Elsie as we speak just in case. How're things on your end?"

    You pass along the relevant details.

    "You managed to kill him without wrecking the core? And you want to give it to me to play with? I'm almost disappointed you and Elsie hooked up already."

    "I don't swing that way Mooch."

    "Neither do I really, my wife'd be pissed if I did."

    "Wait, how'd you know about me and Elsie? She tell you?"

    "Nah, I have surveillance devices all over the place. I stumbled across you two when I was trying to figure out what was setting off all my bear traps."


    "You still there bro?"

    "Yeah, I just.... I have no idea where to even start with that. You're married?"

    "Shit, gotta go. One of the techs needs to ask me something. Drag that mech home if you can for me."

    The line dies, leaving you with a lot more questions than you started with.


    >You think he was, since that was the same conversation in which he referred to 'Jose Cuervo' as his 'special friend'.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/06/12(Fri)02:31 No.18593254
    >'Jose Cuervo' as his 'special friend'.
    Oh. Well then.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:31 No.18593256
    This is getting pretty interesting
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:36 No.18593299
    Let's drag Nine-Ball back to the base then.

    God, that sounds like a terrible idea after typing it.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:37 No.18593303
    We should make sure everything the core is connected to is thoroughly disabled first.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:38 No.18593315
    Or, at the very least, have Dave standing by to shoot the fuck out of it if the pilot tries anything.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:40 No.18593339
    This. ^^^^
    With this ^^^^ as an addendum.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)02:44 No.18593351

    You wait there for a few moments more, when you you see Dave approaching on your radar.

    You look his way. "Who turned?"

    "Brian and Horace."

    "Shit. Disappointed, but I can't say I'm surprised."

    "So you managed to take out that core while I was gone?"

    "It was close as hell, but yeah. Took the head, looks like feed-back geeked the pilot. Core's still intact."

    "Nice. Where is it?"

    "The hell you mean 'where is it'? It's right- OH SHIT."

    You get on the Coms. "MOOCH! The AC was playing possum, you got a lock on him?"

    "Yeah, looks like he's in the.... power grid? Hold on, getting a security feed..... Oh god."



    "Wait, how do we-"

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:45 No.18593357
    >"Nice. Where is it?"
    >"The hell you mean 'where is it'? It's right- OH SHIT."

    How exactly did we let him slip away when we had NOTHING ELSE TO DO BUT WATCH HIM.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/06/12(Fri)02:47 No.18593373
    Seriously, what the fuck. Was it in the damn moment we looked away at Dave?
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:48 No.18593385
    The same way Shepard couldn't hear the "god child" disappearing around the corner in the airduct (FUCK YOU BIOWARE!) of course.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)02:50 No.18593405

    >You looked away for a second when Dave walked up. You're in the middle of a bunch of buildings, he only needed a second to break line of sight, and he can move very fast in a straight line.

    >Turning your back on him to leave would have lead to him trying to back-stab you, sand moving to make sure he was dead meant you would have blown his cover.

    >Since he didn't like the odds of facing you AND Dave together, he took your split second distraction and exploited it.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/06/12(Fri)02:52 No.18593417
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)02:53 No.18593427

    >Something else to keep in mind: You're still in the flashback/Prologue to the REAL quest. This guy's end-boss material.

    >Did you seriously think he was going to be an easy kill?
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:53 No.18593429
    I'm not happy with this, but I'll just pretend we rolled a 100 on having ears.

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:53 No.18593431

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)02:55 No.18593443
    I think the proper time to let him slip away was before we had him over a barrel.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/06/12(Fri)02:55 No.18593445
    We can dream, can't we?
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)02:59 No.18593460

    >He has a head-start in a faster machine to a very precise and fragile target.

    >Right now, Mooch is yelling at people to get on transports and evacuating.

    >On the plus side, the Barracks is RIGHT NEXT to the main entrance, so all those people who made it there will probably live.


    >You never really had him over a barrel. He was waiting for you to let your guard down so he could pull something exactly like this.

    >You've done about 20% of the damage needed to kill him.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)02:59 No.18593471

    >Speaking of survival, can somebody give me a d20 please?
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)03:01 No.18593475
    rolled 14 = 14

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)03:01 No.18593477
    His AC was headless and we were ready and willing to finish the job. I'm curious about what you would've done if we'd decided to destroy the core after all, but I think it's better if we just move on.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)03:02 No.18593483
    rolled 14 = 14


    Good? Yes.
    Good enough? God, I hope so.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)03:04 No.18593492

    >If you attacked him, you would have blown his cover, he would have moved to re-engage with his handicap, and Dave would have arrived at the top of the second round to assist you.


    >Not bad, give me a second.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)03:05 No.18593496
    rolled 20 = 20

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)03:19 No.18593587

    We need to stop wasting our good rolls.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)03:24 No.18593611

    We've been pretty much just rolling high
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)03:24 No.18593614
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    You and Dave begin boosting as hard as possible towards the exits. Along the way, you see a small convoy making it's way towards the exit. You grab one of the buses with your good arm and Dave grabs the other, while the two of you make a wild dash for the exit.

    You manage to dodge a couple of Blackrock ACs who seem intent on.... looting? What the hell?

    You fly towards the exits, telling your AC to ignore the overheating warning, to give you those few extra precious second of flight....

    You make it to the Barracks. They're empty. You make it to the Main exit tunnel for the complex. As you enter the tunnel, you see a flash behind you.

    It's starting. You throw the bus down when you near the exit.

    Your thrusters are melted, your core is barely thumping along. The bus made it clear ahead of you. You made it to the very threshold when some part of you told you to look back. You saw the explosion racing towards you. You saw the shock-wave hit and throw you clear. You saw the blue sky below your feet, and the harsh brown earth way above you.

    Then you saw only Darkness......
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)03:26 No.18593622
    my god
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)03:26 No.18593624
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    You come to slowly, the sound of your cockpit struggling to come back to life. Some part of you knows it's a lost cause, and you take a deep breath and try to re-orient yourself before you bail.

    You take a moment to look at your reflection, to check for injuries. You've definitely seen better days. And worse ones for that matter.

    Looking at your reflection, you can see the ugly purple bruises starting to form where your harness caught you, and breathing in tells you you've got a cracked rib at the least.

    You also take note of the stubble on your face. Judging by the last time you shaved, you've been out for at least three hours. You slowly put on your breather and goggles, and blow the hatch...
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)03:27 No.18593631
    I think this is where we came in...
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/06/12(Fri)03:29 No.18593642
    If only the dice would respect that desire.

    I mean, the main reason we don't consistently fuck up more in MSQ is that LG lets the rolls go a while, and we eventually get a good one.

    Fuck you, captcha. I got it right the first time. 20 minutes ago.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)03:29 No.18593648

    >Yep. You've finished the 'trial by fire' route, one of the 16 possible ways to reach this point. Seven other possible paths for Men, and the full eight you never touched for girls.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)03:30 No.18593652
    You planned out SIXTEEN routes.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)03:31 No.18593658

    >And no, I won't be detailing the 'girl' routes. they're in a different place geographically, and start in slightly different circumstances.

    >So it's fertile ground for a sequel, should we ever go there.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)03:32 No.18593662
    I'm sort of disappointed we didn't manage the equivalent of FUCKING T-REX.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)03:32 No.18593664
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    >16 routes
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/06/12(Fri)03:33 No.18593666

    No shame in that, rails were ridden pretty consistently.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)03:34 No.18593672
    Awesome can't wait for the next thread
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)03:36 No.18593682

    >Yep. Three possible endings to the Elsie scenario, leading to three VERY different intros to part two, which you just finished.

    >There were also three endings to the 'hang out with friends' route, one where you went to sepnd the evening with family and ditched Elsie, and one where you lied to your friends about hooking up, and went off on your own.

    >Three of the routes had you as the only survivor, two of them involved you shooting your way through your friends as a fugitive, and one of them involved you setting off the reactor YOURSELF, under very different circumstances.

    >You guys actually got the second best 'ending' to the prologue.


    >We aren't done yet. I just promised to take a second to share notes once we finished the prologue.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)03:37 No.18593689

    I wouldn't say that its that suprising, I'm doing my own quest and the number of possible end for various scenario can get pretty damn high
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)03:38 No.18593690

    >So yeah, gimme five, and I'll get started typing up the next bit, though it IS mostly winding down from this action sequence.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)03:38 No.18593692
    Well, we don't have photos about our AC? To bump the thread a bit.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)03:40 No.18593701

    >Kinda hard to have a picture. I mean, we aren't conforming to any of the series cannon as far as parts and design go, and some of these bits are actually made up/created by me. So it'd have to be drawn by somebody, and I'm a terrible artist.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)03:56 No.18593788
    Fuck, alas I doubt than any drawfag will help...
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)03:59 No.18593806
    You stumble out of the core and take a look around.

    Your head hurts.

    The sun's hot on your back. You look back at your core. It's buried part-way beneath the sand. You lost your other arm in the explosion, as well as you left leg below the knee. The pain of it's probably what made you pass out. It still tingles slightly, even now.

    Slowly you look around.

    >What do?

    [ ] Try and contact help.
    [ ] Explore the immediate area, see if you can find any landmarks to help you orient yourself.
    [ ] Kick back and hope for rescue.
    [ ] Other (inb4 bear grylls)
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:03 No.18593830
    Try and call for help

    And drink your piss
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:05 No.18593842
    As long as we don't have to roll for it, i would hate to see this quest end with us drowning on our own piss the moment the prologues over.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:05 No.18593847

    Don't give him ideas
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:05 No.18593849
    >[X] Try and contact help.
    Use the MoochNet
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:06 No.18593857
    >[x] Explore

    We need to find out where we are and if there's anything we ourselves can do to get out of this situation. For all we know everyone we ever knew or loved is as fucked as we are or worse.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)04:07 No.18593860

    >I just HAD to fucking refresh right as I sipped my ice-tea.

    >I now have raspberry enriched Lipton fucking EVERYWHERE.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:10 No.18593876
    Try and contact help.
    Bottle your piss, and save it for later.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:12 No.18593886
    Explore, obviously.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:12 No.18593887
    Explore and Orient ourself.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:12 No.18593889
    >not drinking ginger tea

    Remember where you are.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)04:14 No.18593894

    >I'm not a huge fan of Tea in general. What I've got right now is the only shit I've found that I like.

    >Besides, it's fucking LIPTON. in a GLASS BOTTLE of a SHELF. That's already hard-core blasphemy as far as 'real' tea-drinkers are concerned.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:16 No.18593897

    I remember that Raspberry Lipton stuff. Only good substitute I've found so far is Arizona
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:17 No.18593900
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    It looks something like this.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)04:19 No.18593910
    Your first course of action is to try and contact somebody. You try to use your comlink, and see that it's effectively out of range.

    There is however the emergency beacon in the core itself. You could go back and touch that off, it has a range of several miles. You KNOW you couldn't be that far from your friends.

    Then again... it's not exactly a discriminating signal. touching one off could mean you're found by Bandits or worse before the get here.

    There's also the risk that they'll assume your dead or something if you DON'T set it ff and/or wait too long to contact them.

    [ ] Use beacon.
    [ ] Look around some more.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:20 No.18593913
    [x] Use beacon.
    Come what may.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)04:21 No.18593915

    >I don't think that Mech's AMERICAN enough. It should be surfing a giant metal eagle, dragged by an unending chain of migrant workers.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:21 No.18593916
    Do you have emergency supplies? If so look around you

    if not set off a beacon and hide
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:22 No.18593920
    rolled 44 = 44

    Use the beacon.

    Rollan' to drink piss.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:23 No.18593924
    Look some more.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:25 No.18593932
    [X] Use beacon
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:26 No.18593935
    Or a shark cannon. If it's good enough for the president of the united states to give a beat down to his traitor vice president, it's good enough for you.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:28 No.18593946
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)04:29 No.18593951
    You opt to touch off the beacon.

    Then, you very carefully bury yourself in the sand, so that the only things above ground are a straw to breath through, and your goggles.

    >d20 time.


    >I still don't, for the life of me understand how that game never made it state-side.

    The whole fucking THING is already IN English.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:30 No.18593956
    rolled 16 = 16

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:30 No.18593957
    If you didn't get that joke, look up metal wolf chaos. That exact situation come up.

    I'm not kidding.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:31 No.18593962
    rolled 8 = 8


    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:32 No.18593969
    rolled 5 = 5



    God I love that game
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:37 No.18593998
    Americans could never handle a game with so much BURNING AMERICAN PATRIOTIC SPIRIT!
    Americans would refuse to accept a game where the president KICKS REASON TO THE CURB AND MAKES THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE CAUSE THAT'S HOW TEAM USA ROLLS!
    Basically, most Americans have shit taste in games, and they know that. It'd get shit for not being DARK AND SO MACHORE!!!!
    Yes, I am an americananon. I'm also a bit of a misanthrope.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)04:38 No.18594001

    After about Fifteen minutes you start hearing some com chatter.

    "This is Josh- zzzt -with an Omar salvage operation! Pilo- zzzt -read?"

    [ ] Respond?
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:39 No.18594005

    Please Respond :(
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:39 No.18594007
    Not all Americans, but a decent chunk of them. It is a slightly infuriating situation though.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:39 No.18594010
    Listen to it a bit longer before responding.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:41 No.18594021
    rolled 74 = 74

    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:42 No.18594029
    >The whole fucking THING is already IN English.
    that OXM hidden demo was such a fucking tease

    >hey guys here's a fun game that you can NEVER PLAY
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:42 No.18594031
    >and enough weaponized robots to turn hope into a four letter word

    This has suddnly become relevent.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:44 No.18594049
    Point is, those fags are the reason it's taken us this long to get a non-butchered American release of a Sengoku Basara game.
    And faggy American copyright law is why we will never get an official release of a Super Robot Wars game, AND why we'll never see any of the Macross franchise outside of Super Dimensional Fortress and Plus.
    I'm learning Moonspeak and Moonrunes, just so I can get around the "wait around and pray it gets an American release that isn't shit" game
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)04:47 No.18594060
    "You're static-y, but I can hear you."

    "Roger. Moving in closer. Can you hear me now?"

    "Loud and clear."

    "Right, This is Joshua O'Brien, I'm a mercenary working security for an Omar Science salvage op. What's your status?"

    [ ] Me and my core need a ride.
    [ ] I need to borrow your phone.
    [ ] My fucking colony was just destroyed by a coordinated military strike.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:48 No.18594065
    Macross is japans fault. They messed up the licensing too much for it to be exported.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:48 No.18594066
    > I need to borrow your phone.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:48 No.18594067
    >[x] Me and my core need a ride.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:48 No.18594068
    >[x] My fucking colony was just destroyed by a coordinated military strike.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)04:49 No.18594075

    >Well then. Running in every direction at once, are we?
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:50 No.18594082
    It was a California judge who made the ruling that says Harmony Gold gets international (not just American, international, like everywhere but Japan) rights to distribute all parts of the Macross franchise. The Japanese won't license it to them because they're all butthurt about Robotech, but it's still a Californa judge shoving his nose into the private sector and into international commerce that is to blame for this shit.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:51 No.18594086
    We like multitasking.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:52 No.18594087
    [X] I need to borrow your phone.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:54 No.18594099
    >Joshua O'Brien
    >We just fought Nine Ball
    Who's next? Genobe and his band of Crest pilots? Or maybe Leos Klein and the Frighteners? (Not that I'm complaining)

    [X] I need to borrow your phone.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)04:58 No.18594112
    I live in LA. And all I can say is not to look at us, or our fucked up legal system, as normal.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:00 No.18594126
    Personally, I'm waiting for Richard Hawk.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:01 No.18594132
    I don't blame you normal Calianons. It's rather representative of the attitude of our government as a whole though. That prick decided he could basically put on his metaphorical cowboy boots and his rape face, and just kick down the door of a case in ANOTHER COUNTRY and say "lololololol, this company gets all exclusive rights as international licensor of all the shit you produce in this franchise because I'm going to rape your national sovereignty with my biggu American penisu!"
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:11 No.18594177
    More like the US was the only one interested. The europeans could release it if they wanted to, but apparently can't be bothered. The US has less legal standing there than you might think. Russia and China just pirate everything. There just isn't a market for it anywhere else.

    Thank god for fansubs.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:13 No.18594193
    I just want to be able to ensure the man responsible for THIS:
    awesomeness gets my money. Is that so wrong American court?
    Apparently it is.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)05:17 No.18594219
    "I just need to borrow your phone. My coms system isn't strong enough to reach my home base."

    "Roger that, I'll bounce your frequency back to the main base. They'll be able to reach anywhere in a hundred miles, easy."


    "No problem stranger."

    After a moment he confirms the lines up and you put out a signal on an encrypted com.

    Seconds later, Mooch answers you. "Alex? Holy shit is that you? We thought you were dead, vaporized by that fucking plasma wave when it came out the hatch!"

    "Almost was. Luckily the shock-wave hit me and launched me skyward right before that happened."

    "Damn. What're the odds something like that would happen? Good to know you're still among the living. We lost too many people today."

    ".... How many?"

    "We're still doing a head count, but we can't have much more that 300 people with us. And everybody who wasn't with us was in the dome when the whole place got torched, assuming they weren't dead already."

    300. 300 out of almost ten thousand people. It's a hard number to stomach.

    "Listen, Alex, I know you're probably freaking now, but I need you to give me something resembling coordinates so we can get you home alright?"

    You get some from the boys at Omar, and relay them back to Mooch. Pretty soon you see a Core slightly larger than your own pull up. As the cockpit opens up, it kneels a bit letting the Pilot jump out onto the sand pretty easy.

    "Hey." As he greets you, you recognize his voice from the coms. "Eggheads wanted me to keep you company till your friends arrived." He looks you up and down. "You look like you've had a pretty shitty day."

    [ ] I have.
    [ ] I just found out almost my entire colony is dead.
    [ ] I got the shit kicked out of me, then I was exploded, and then fell out of the sky.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:19 No.18594228
    >[x] I just found out almost my entire colony is dead.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:20 No.18594231
    >[x] I have.
    No need to be a drama queen here.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:20 No.18594235
    [X] I just found out almost my entire colony is dead.

    It's not like he's the one who's going to finish the job or anything, right? Oh wait...
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:20 No.18594236
    >[x] I just found out almost my entire colony is dead.

    "So it was a lot shittier for a few thousand others."
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:20 No.18594237
    Other: "Just another fucking day in paradise"
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:23 No.18594245
    A million times this.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:26 No.18594267
    >[] I just found out almost my entire colony is dead.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:27 No.18594269
    >[x] I got the shit kicked out of me, then I was exploded, and then fell out of the sky.
    and then
    >[x] I just found out almost my entire colony is dead.

    And I thought it started so well to. I mean, I just made love with my girl under the stars after an excellent picnic the night before.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:33 No.18594300
    >Yeah it hasn't been the best of days
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:36 No.18594312
    The worst day, ever, of all time.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)05:44 No.18594352
    "I just woke up after the worst ass-kicking of my life to find out my colony is a smoking ruin, and only about three percent of the people there survived."

    "Whoa what? Where, which colony?"


    "Shit. FUCK. I had a couple friends in Hope. Any chance they might've lived?"

    "If they're alive, they'd be with my friends. Me and four other pilots managed to get SOME people out at least."

    "What the hell happened?"

    "Black Rock raid. Or at least... that's what I thought." You think back. No way was that guy was one of those psychotic bastards. He was good. His gear was good. Then there's the traitors in the ranks... "I think it was a deliberate attack. Somebody wanted a colony kill."


    "There were traitors in the ranks. deliberate attempts to neutralize the Militia, steal our armor, and then butcher everybody. First targets were the Defense force, and then the com networks."


    "Worse than that. There was this other Core there, I don't think he was one of them. He was good, damned good. You could fucking FEEL it when he looked at you. It s like trying to stare down an angry god. He had to be synching well over 50 percent and he didn't even FLINCH when I took his core's head. As soon as he realized we might be able to stop him, he played dead, slipped by me, and went straight to the power-plant."

    Joshua visibly pales. "He didn't..."

    "He overloaded it. He didn't even try to warn his guys, he wanted to kill as many people as possible. If we weren't lucky with some advanced warning, we'd all be dead right now."

    A long silence passes.

    "So what now?"

    "That's what we'll be asking when I get back with my friends. Right now...."

    You see Mooch's cargo chopper come over the horizon.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)05:48 No.18594368

    Mooch lands it right on your core, and begins hooking some cables to it. Meanwhile, Elsie runs over and grabs you.

    You hear her whisper a prayer of thanks for your safety.

    >What do?

    [ ] Comfort her.
    [ ] Introduce Josh.
    [ ] Talk to Mooch and Elsie. get a more detailed explanation of what's happening.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:49 No.18594375
    >[x] Comfort her.
    She's a strong girl, and can look after herself, BUT it's the gentlemanly thing to do.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:51 No.18594384
    >[x] Comfort her.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:52 No.18594388
    comforting sounds good.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:52 No.18594393
    [1] Comfort her.
    [2] Introduce Josh.
    [3] Talk to Mooch and Elsie. get a more detailed explanation of what's happening.
    All three in this order.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:53 No.18594397
    [X] Comfort her

    Joshua had friends in Hope too, interesting.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:54 No.18594402
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)05:56 No.18594414
    Yeah, this.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)05:59 No.18594428

    You take a moment to just hold her. Not saying anything, just taking a moment.

    "You had us all scared there Alex."

    "Sorry about that."

    "I'm just glad we didn't have to bury the hero of the hour. I didn't want to lose you too."

    [ ] Hero? Those people are dead because of me.
    [ ] I'm glad I didn't lose you either.
    [ ] Don't say anything.
    [ ] Go over to where Josh and Mooch are standing. Talk to them.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)06:00 No.18594431
    >[x] Don't say anything.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)06:00 No.18594432
    This the the one i want.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)06:02 No.18594439
    >[x] I'm glad I didn't lose you either.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)06:04 No.18594447
    Don't say anything.

    Even though a hero would have saved the colony; even though a hero would have saved each and every one of the people;even though a hero would have taken that sunbitch 9ball out and broke him in half. Just..just stoic it out and say nothing.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)06:05 No.18594451
    [X] Don't say anything.

    Yeah nah, we aren't a hero.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)06:07 No.18594458
    [X] Don't say anything. And try desperately not to cry.
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)06:14 No.18594487
    You just stand there and hold her. You don't think you CAN do anything else right now.

    "You went and fought the guy, and almost got yourself killed. And this is all my fault."

    THAT gets your attention. "What?"

    "This is all my fault." She repeats softly. So soft you almost can't hear it. "We weren't ready because of me. If I didn't spread my legs for you at the first fucking chance, we would've been in town. We might have been able to save them."

    She loosens her grip on you. Like isn't sure if she wants to pull away. "I got everyone else killed, and almost lost you as well. All because I decided to act like a massive slut."

    >What say?
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)06:18 No.18594512
    NO. Don't you dare think like that. I told you, I LOVE you. If this is anyone's fault it's mine. I was stupid. If I'd been faster, if I'd have fought better, he wouldn't have gotten to the power core. YOU didn't do ANYTHING wrong. Got it?
    >> AC-Guy 04/06/12(Fri)06:21 No.18594530

    >Quest is slowing down too much, about to fall asleep on my keyboard.

    >I'm gonna archive it, and we'll pick this up tomorrow at the same time.

    >If you guys have any questions about the quest, the character,s or the setting post 'em here. I'll answer them when I get the time.
    >> Anonymous 04/06/12(Fri)07:55 No.18594899
    Well maybe staying silent before was a bad idea.

    Anyway, what's our rank in the militia, anyway? Did Hope have any preferred trading partners or other colonies it worked closely with?

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