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    429 KB Ironhearts Vol.2 VVarroom- Gorgon Fortress Action Report DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 04/15/12(Sun)01:16 No.18718548  
    August 20th
    Fall of 646,

    The Oderkonn's containment unit melted again, and the girl continues to be in a chemically induced coma. He has called on a little council to decide her fate.

    The first choice was death.

    The second was an alternative form of capture.

    We mananged to scrounge up a percentage of the Ibonyte stores in the fortress, seeing as theres still more in the ground, we found it prudent to disable each and every mechanism in the fortress.

    The amount was staggering, I spent most of my days counting it myself. After a few soldiers were executed for pocketing a few, I moved on to using the locals to lend a hand. Not one black dusted hand left the dig, these people are truly a hardworking breed, and it's baffling how they coordinate themselves when Authority wasn't a daily part of their lives....

    >120 Terror was received at the end of the mission if the CO would rather not do a count up.
    > 2.2 Ibonyte Shares Gained

    August 21st,

    I got a report that Vilkas goes out to the village disguised as an adept. This time he has with him a set of village clothes. He tries so hard to evade my keen eye. I burn the report and assign 2 more men to watch him and report directly to me.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)01:24 No.18718625
    >Start learning programming
    >Remember this quest

    An hex grid with tokens shouldn't be hard, right? It's things like modular behavior and TCP/IP what I'm definitely not ready for.
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 04/15/12(Sun)01:25 No.18718646
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    " Iceheart, Death Marshall, Cotton, White, Elizabet and Vonclaude, your names came to mind when I proposed this project. But time is starting to run out. We've used a piece of the ibonyte to keep Deus under an induced coma, but the drugs needed are being consumed and metabolized at a rapid rate, even if we have 2 solid blocks of ibonyte supplying dopamines into her system.

    Truth be told, a Deathgod is a creature of self awareness, and so theres not empirically scientific method of containing her physically.

    However, her mind is that of a former war victim, and a kashirn orphan. And so it is my firm belief that if we erase her memory , or lock them away, her experiences and knowledge of being Deus will be just as effectively locked away as if she was in an iron coffin.

    However it will be risky, but not anymore-so than protecting our Young Prince.

    Knowing the risks would we rather move forward with this ? Or just exterminate her, right away ?
    >> Monday !9phgYvH10U 04/15/12(Sun)01:28 No.18718697

    Right ? It's like I WANT this game to exist but can't because the singularity hasn't happened yet.
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/15/12(Sun)01:35 No.18718797

    "A memory wipe would leave us an opportune chance to weaponize Deus Ex, though it could be risky if the effects aren't permanent--I wouldn't want what we're essentially stripping down into a wind-up Killtoy to turn on us because she has a flashback. Isn't there a way we can talk her over to our side? Perhaps let the Starstress Rai talk to her?" Ella turned the Eye of Shiva over and over in her hand, watching the light catch on its surface.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)01:39 No.18718870
    On the other hand, some of the things made in html5 are nifty and multiplayer already.

    >We already know your style is great for low size lossless png
    >> Monday !9phgYvH10U 04/15/12(Sun)01:40 No.18718881
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    Tentative VVarmach sheet. Unknown if updated. Someone follow up and confirm this.
    >> Monday !9phgYvH10U 04/15/12(Sun)01:44 No.18718944

    Oh ! I'm very interested in seeing this take off. Also it might get secured by the group I'm working for as an IP and since Im scrounging up all the talent I can get to see this game off the ground I'd like to hear from you.
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 04/15/12(Sun)01:54 No.18719101

    I will verify that this is the varmach I have on record as being the most updated currently.

    On that note, I'll tally up some xp:
    >45 from previous missions
    >42 from phase survival
    >10 from Deus captured
    >10 from Bomb defused

    >107 total

    I'm assuming we're hitting another of the skylands soon, so I'll be upgrading my Halberd to provide a superior command presence up in the air.

    *Miniature Radio Network Hub - 2nd Lt. von Claude's extensive command experience is only accentuated when he has a bird's eye view of the battlefield.
    >Gain -$- Call in ability while piloting the Halberd
    *Vanguard crew - von Claude teaches a multifaceted approach to his interns, instructing them not only on the finer points of tactics but also to step beyond their honed melee skills to pilot vehicles they are otherwise not familiar with. Perhaps the talent will come in handy some day?
    >Gain an additional action due to increased efficiency of the crew

    The above upgrades cost 90 of my 107 xp. I'll donate 10 to Alfie so she can tinker with her vehicle some more. Hope the poor girl's doing alright after that incident with the Zeon.
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 04/15/12(Sun)01:59 No.18719163

    About that actually, her psychological profile is irreversibly anti- Voss. Due to the unfortunate circumstances of our overwhelming offense, she has seen firsthand what we're capable of, and more importantly, what we did. Someone like her won't see reason if that experience is a part of her past. She would choose death itself as is already evident.

    What Oderkonn presents is a possibility for that to happen, but only after we've stripped away those memories. Killing her would be just as similar.
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 04/15/12(Sun)02:02 No.18719201
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    And speaking of Zeon, Oderkonn, that reminds me. We have more problems than just Deus Ex burning through the supplies needed to keep her captive. First, how in the hell did Hassan break through our blockade while we were busy ATTACKING HIM? Second, how did he have Zeon gas? I imagine you were as surprised as us to find he had access to our main weapon considering you didn't warn me about it beforehand. So how'd he get it? Reverse engineer by some unseen Kashirn scientist? Or are those rumors I've heard of a spy true?

    As a side note, perhaps you should be looking outside the realm of science for the solution to our containment problem. Have you spoken with the Countess or any of our corpsiers about the issue? I could see Haunts being of some use, especially....
    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 04/15/12(Sun)02:17 No.18719346
    >50 xp from mission
    >10 xp from von Claude
    >60 xp total.

    Still trying to fight back another coughing fit, Alfie knew it probably wasn't wise to have sneaked out of the hospital so early. However, the sheer amount of Ibonyte and its possibilities were too staggering to ignore. Being part of the Royal Guard, it wasn't very hard to requisition some for upgrading Axel.

    With it, components could be miniaturized or removed completely, leaving more space for additional components. In no time, Alfie already had plans drawn up to integrate a second cannon into her tank with virtually no net increase in overall weight, doubling its firepower to size ratio.

    >Alfie's Beetl now has dual cannons, which work with the exact same mechanics as the Gryphon's dual cannons. Both cannons can be fired as a single weapon or in sequence as separate weapons.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 04/15/12(Sun)05:56 No.18721272
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/15/12(Sun)06:50 No.18721664

    >10 phases survived before evaccing--20xp
    >Placing all 20 into All the Lights in the Sky

    "So we can either give her a quick death right now, or wipe her memory, make her into our slave, and wait until she dies a more honorable death on the battlefield? Not exactly a fan of those choices." Ella stopped tumbling the amulet in the palm of her hand, instead opting to slip it into her pocket. "But control or destruction regardless, I hope that our Death God proves her worth to us. If you'll excuse me." Ella saluted the Deathmarshal before departing, her two bodyguards Abilene and Oleg locking in to step with her as soon as she stepped outside.

    The last events of the battle unfolded in Ella's mind slowly, carefully. The ride back to the base was shaky and loud. The Halberd used for the evacuation was flying so low and so fast that it skimmed the tops of several of the taller sand dunes. When the Halberd reached the base, she immediately hopped off the massive gunship, making a beeline for the Command Tent. As soon as she pushed back the tent's entrance flaps, she realized there was a small crowd of regular army soldiers and aides clustered around the radiomen, listening intently to the remaining Royal Guard soldiers' efforts to attempt to defuse the ailing fortress. It was surreal, seeing everyone grouped around the cluster of radios, waiting with bated breath, listening to these soldiers--these friends--all coordinating some miles away from the base, attempting to divert a potential disaster. Slowly, the minutes ticked away. The coolness of the night air did not reach that tent; the combined stress and body heat made the tent seem as warm as day, even with the fans continually trying--and failing--to alleviate some measure of the heat. Minutes soon turned into hours.
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/15/12(Sun)06:58 No.18721712

    And then, as darkness slowly gave way to light, the first reports came in. Slow at first, but definite: the detonation had been stopped, the fortress was taken, and the defusal team was requesting pickup. Ella had breathed a sigh of relief, grinning and shouting. She remembered hugging Abby in sheer bliss, and then remembered both her and Abby being lifted off the ground as Oleg embraced them both and lifted them. She didn't remember much after that point, however--the next thing she knew she was laid out on her bed, eyes closed, in her shorts and tanktop. Her vision was blurry, her throat dry. Her head was pounding. Her officer's uniform was cleaned and pressed, waiting on a nearby clothes rack, and the ingredients for a prairie oyster were right by her bed.

    Presently, she found herself walking away from the officer's tent, Eye of Shiva in tow, contemplative on the nature of the dug up relic. Ella let out another sigh, shaking the thoughts from her head. She slipped her hand into her pocket and bringing out the Eye. It caught the light at odd angles, its surface feeling smooth, almost glasslike in texture. However, it had weight, like a small stone. No sunlight shone through it, and it felt cold to the touch. She needed answers about this thing. 'And who better to know about Kashir artifacts than a priestess of the culture itself?' She contemplated these things as she stopped to the front of the Starstress Rai's tent, directing Abby to keep watch out front as Oleg and her stepped inside.
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/15/12(Sun)07:36 No.18721930

    The first thing she noticed was a pungent, heady scent. It lingered in the room, drifted around her like a slow-moving fog bank. The next thing she noticed were the colors that adorned the room. Bright golds, deep purples, and striking reds adorned the walls, the ground, and the furnishings. The room's luscious nature stood as a contrast to the interiors of the Voss military buildings—spartan, unfeeling, and generally quite dull in exchange for being highly efficient. An incense holder, the source of the fragrant smell, sat some distance off on a small table, the smoke lazily rising and forming a haze near the top of the tent, just above Oleg's head. Gold and red rugs covered the floor, with an assortment of large, plush cushions scattered about a table laden with exotic trinkets. Seated at the table herself was the Starstress Rai. Ella, deciding not to be rude, opted to introduce herself. “Starstress Rai?” She began. “I'm Staff Sergeant Cotton—call me Ella, if you like. On my last mission I found this object while I was out in the field—Fran called it the 'Eye of Shiva'. Would you happen to know anything about this object? I have it with me right now, if you wish to see it.”
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/15/12(Sun)08:15 No.18722161
    As a bit of a sidenote to anyone interested in joining our wargames, it'd be a good idea to read through the wiki first:

    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)08:54 No.18722411
    Why in the first place did the OP's style for the most recent battles change from completely hand-drawn units to sprites?
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 04/15/12(Sun)12:48 No.18723938

    Quality. Speed was another factor. with a sprite sheet I was able to play around with more iconic and visually integrated pieces.

    and best of all this didn't take away from the speed and ease of use i'd usually get when I did hand drawn symbols for units.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)12:52 No.18723980
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    sides it was something i could do to improve the game so I did.
    >> Elizabet !!aiHSC8PSVO3 04/15/12(Sun)14:02 No.18724749
    "I'd like to sink my fangs in the girl neck and drain her dry, but seeing as this isn't an option I'd say we kill her, or if we find a way of disabling her powers, torture her until we have all the information we need then discard her. She isn't human anymore and will never be..."
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)15:50 No.18726070
    >> =Gun=[Hy1]Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 04/15/12(Sun)17:27 No.18727297
    "Oderkonn, exactly what use would Deus Ex be to us if we were to proceed with locking away those memories? Does the reward outweigh the risks?"
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 04/15/12(Sun)18:06 No.18727729

    For our own ends, we can study another deathgod asides Jack as well as analyze the properties of a sentient energy field.
    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 04/15/12(Sun)18:13 No.18727799
    S-so what can we do with all t-this i-ibonyte lying around...?
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/15/12(Sun)20:01 No.18729214

    I'd suggest we try looking into the applied sciences. Since we already have available options for weaponry and armor, I'd suggest we branch out into other areas. Two projects that come to mind are genetics research, possibly to create a sort of "supersoldier" serum, and the usage of Ibonyte as power supply.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)22:27 No.18731309
    friendly bump
    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 04/16/12(Mon)01:27 No.18734113
    Maybe towards researching t-those energy weapons everybody k-keeps talking about...?
    >> =Gun=[Hy1]Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 04/16/12(Mon)04:48 No.18735969
    I believe we are already looking into using it as a power supply, specifically with those Gold Nitro engines, but we'd first need to upgrade the Motor Pool.

    Rest assured, this will come along shortly.
    >> Vosskon Blossom !!GLDOetT97DE 04/16/12(Mon)08:15 No.18737585
    >The defusal of the Crisis of Silvia, from the defense of the town to the taking of the Gorgon Fortress, prompted a unique opportunity from the Ministry of Information to show the Voss commoner and the Kashir villager both that The Terrible Children were a force to be reckoned with. For the former, a massive campaign was launched to record several of the Royal Guard members as they performed several duties at the fledgling Cross Academy in Silvia, whether those duties were supervising field operations,communicating with students in the classrooms, or actively recruiting cadets to take part in the war effort. The propaganda magazines spouted off on these activities, how the Terrible Children, though fierce soldiers, had their kinder moments. Future historians would call the Ministry of Information's extensive campaign as a "Hearts and Minds" type of activity, to gather positive influence both sides directed toward the Young King of the Voss Empire and the empire itself.

    >The latter, however, prompted yet another surge in Voss propaganda. It was during this time that the Halberd Pamphlet Drop propaganda idea was reconsidered, and those a few test flights were made, results proved to be not up to par for the Ministry of Information. Indeed, radio broadcasts soldiered onward as the best way the Voss could keep the pressure on their enemies, both in and out of combat. The following is a transcript of one of the Vosskon Blossom broadcasts made after the Capture of Gorgon Fortress.
    >> Vosskon Blossom !!GLDOetT97DE 04/16/12(Mon)08:17 No.18737605


    VB: Why hello again, my favorite desert soldiers!~ This is your number-one gal, Vosskon Blossom, coming to you live from the Voss captial, broadcasting to all your homes and bases. I'll be honest with you, boys--your tenacity to our cause is admirable, if misguided. We could always use soldiers like you in the Voss Empire. And why wouldn't you join? We have soft beds and fresh food, beautiful women and resources abundant! Think about it boys: you drop your weapons and come over to our side, and your lives will be transformed like magic--and not those parlor tricks those priests of your do, oh no. We're talking real magic here, boys--over the span of a day, you are transformed from farmers into soldiers, infantrymen fighting in the ranks of the greatest military power this land has ever seen. Join our side, and you will be guaranteed food, shelter, even new clothes.

    (The sound of a woman taking a long, slow drag on a cigarette, followed by a long, slow exhale.)
    >> Vosskon Blossom !!GLDOetT97DE 04/16/12(Mon)08:18 No.18737611

    VB: And what exactly do the priests offer you that keeps you dead-set on dying for false gods? Is it blind devotion to an effigy of stone or straw? Is it fear? Is it apprehension? Why do you do this to your selves, Kashir? Why do you render yourselves complacent--nay, impotent--in the face of a few old men who wish to squeeze what they can from their dying culture? The world is changing, people of Kashir. The Voss Empire is on the virge of a period of great flourish and wealth. Would you not want to experience this change as well? Or are you just that comfortable, stumbling in the darkness of your own ignorance to the wave of progress?

    VB: Think about it, boys. And now, with the pleasantries out of the way, time for a bit of music. We've got a good, good program lined up, all just for you, you desert soldiers~! First off, we've got an instrumental--it's Robbie Bledsoe, with his hit single "Roll on through"

    >A swing-like tune comes through, taking the airwaves by storm. The music echoed out through to all the Skylands...
    >> Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 04/16/12(Mon)11:28 No.18738922
    "One last question Oderkonn. It'll be just as easy as it supposedly is now to dispose of Deus Ex after we erase those memories, right?"

    She gives the scientist a sidelong glance from her position in front of the deathgoddess's containment cell, where she had been watching the woman sleep. It was these kinds of decisions that made her wish Wolf was still around.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)15:46 No.18741297
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/16/12(Mon)16:32 No.18741798

    Exactly, however I am more interested in seeing if we can use the Ibonyte into create a sort of energy field that can deflect fast, hard-hitting projectiles. Such a system would greatly improve the survivability of our vehicles or, if the process can be miniaturized, even squads of soldiers.
    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 04/16/12(Mon)17:42 No.18742669
    Or you know, better armor...
    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)19:34 No.18743960
    >> =Gun=[Hy]Sol. Burkhard !HbL/CrWg.E 04/16/12(Mon)19:57 No.18744239
    ((How do I keep missing these threads? Time to remember the damage report for my axe squad))

    >Survived Until Evac = 24 EXPs
    >Capture Deathgod - 10 EXPs
    >34 EXPs Total

    Do I get to choose where I put my EXPs since I was a normal mook squad?

    If so I am sticking all this into ATLINTAG. Otherwise I assume it goes into the Terror pools and I request that it goes to ATLINTAG
    >> [HIs1]Sgt Tao !0YaIB40KUM 04/16/12(Mon)20:14 No.18744482
    I might also recommend developing some form of countermeasure to the enemies spellcasting, perhaps a disruptive resonance or some form of detector for their particular type of spellcasting allowing us to disable them before they can strike.
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/16/12(Mon)21:08 No.18745209

    The ability to disrupt the enemy's casters would be useful, but I think it hinges not only on our ability to utilize Ibonyte, but our knowledge of their arcane arts as well. While we may have an abundance of the former, our knowledge of the random magicks of this world is lacking.
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 04/16/12(Mon)21:29 No.18745544
    Oderkonn tugs at his tie, tightly wrapped around his neck as he prepares himself to answer Von Claude's question as best as he could.

    " Well about the Zeon Gas, you'd have to realize that the base ingredient for it is a rare fungus that thrives naturally in dead environments and the Kashir are not beyond collecting rare and bizarre flora and fauna themselves so I doubt they are strangers to the same Deathshrooms we use to harvest them.

    As for the process needed to make Zeon gas, it is my firm belief that with enough chemical processes and ibonyte on their side, the Kashir are able to replicate our formulas as-is so taking them from a dead halberd or two is not impossible. What truly bothers me is that it does require high levels of sophisticated technology to integrate such a weapon, much less harness it. Zeon gas isn't something that can be easily transported or used out of the box.

    It is also my firm belief that the Aeon Armor that has assaulted us in Dagram was not an accidental encounter. Aeon HAS been trying many different plots to oust the current Voss lineage, inciting those traitor-nobles included.
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 04/16/12(Mon)21:31 No.18745583

    We could of course cease our lab operations so that an investigation could be run.... but we're talking a whole month of missed work and Voss industries being behind by a whole /quarter/ as a result.
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 04/16/12(Mon)21:37 No.18745671
    As for Deus's situation we can contain her in a prison of forgetfulness, and at any point in time, should she show signs of activating again, we may remotely induce a kill signal that would detonate bombs worn or surgically implanted in her body.

    If that doesn't suit your tastes, we may also condition her into believing that she's a Vosskon noble so that assassins posted as guard escorts may not seem so out of place to her. "
    >> Elizabet !!aiHSC8PSVO3 04/16/12(Mon)21:39 No.18745711
    "Calling dibs on the guard escorts should we go that route. I'm still saying we should kill her though and get that investigation going."
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 04/16/12(Mon)23:21 No.18747200
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    " Calling... dibs ?
    What manner of frontier talk is that ? "
    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)23:31 No.18747320
    "Sorry, just saying I want to be first pick if we ever go noble route... it'd give me a reason to bathe in her blood should something happen."
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)00:46 No.18748268
    Deathgods are seriously really troublesome...
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/17/12(Tue)00:46 No.18748280

    Mental reconditioning? It could work. However...how does one go about indoctrinating a deity incarnate?
    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 04/17/12(Tue)04:57 No.18750733
    W-well, they're still m-made out of f-flesh and bone. A-and weren't they human o-once...?
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)07:48 No.18751559
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/17/12(Tue)08:03 No.18751645

    I read a bit through the action reports from Dagram. That Aeoni armor--looks it wasn't captured as we originally thought. Could it be possible the holy men loaned their armored suits to the Kashir? If yes, it begs the question of just how desperate those Church of Alexander is to combat us at every turn. What would motivate them to adopt an "enemy of my enemy is my friend" mentality? Do they want us all dead that badly, and if yes, why so? What do they have against the current ruling bloodline?
    >> =GC=[FO2-aga] 2ndLt. Blitz !Kdt2kegU6U 04/17/12(Tue)08:52 No.18751875
    > Before I forget, 64 Exp.
    > I'll just go ahead and give 4 to Alfie
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 04/17/12(Tue)09:01 No.18751907

    The Von Voss's line is no stranger to attempts on their life. It is in fact a miracle at all that Vilkas turned up when he did, born to a foreigner.

    It is because of this that noblehouses who were poised to take over the crown, definitely has a finger in every plot, all the easier for Alexandria to penetrate through to our higher levels I would imagine.

    It's also well known that after the Conquest of the 4 Corners, Aeon has not been the greatest of sports about having to sign a peace treaty with Von Voss after a much heated rivalry took place between the kingdoms.

    So when it comes to war, Aeon is no stranger to "teasing" us every now and again, but the idea of treachery towards the royal crown may also include other Royal lines and those who hold great political power.
    >> Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 04/17/12(Tue)14:43 No.18754423
    >Put all 44 of our terror into Energy Weapons.

    "I'll have a final decision on what to do with our little captive shortly, after I carefully consider both options one last time. For right now though, I need some rest."
    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 04/17/12(Tue)17:53 No.18756895
    A-at least the nobles aren't m-much of a problem right n-now...
    >> Elizabet !!aiHSC8PSVO3 04/17/12(Tue)17:58 No.18756966
    "I'm pretty sure receiving the various heads of the dissenter families helped in that.What's important to them is the name and having someone to carry it. Subtly tell them that won't happen if they betray Vilkas and you have them acting like lapdogs for their survival. You can be sure they're preparing something bad behind the scene though. That's their nature after all."
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)19:31 No.18758114
    >> [Z-day] Zel !BbMxagFnx. 04/17/12(Tue)19:52 No.18758421
    "If we were to go ahead and kill Deus, would the remains be available for study? We already have a living one somewhere..."
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 04/17/12(Tue)20:08 No.18758621

    Uh, ma'am...

    >120 Terror was received at the end of the mission if the CO would rather not do a count up.

    I'm just going to finish financing that project, since it's apparent you want it. So the additional Terror spent is:
    >56 more Terror to Energy Weapons
    >20 Terror remains
    >> [MZday]White !!L2zyfu679cs 04/17/12(Tue)22:32 No.18760629
    >Spend 3 xp to finish purchasing STARS
    >63 xp remaining
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/18/12(Wed)01:14 No.18762813

    I don't think it would be wise of us to eliminate what could possibly become a powerful war asset. We'll just need to make sure she stays in line.
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 04/18/12(Wed)05:09 No.18764838
    Feh. Things are going to get complicated if you go through with this plan of yours, Oderkonn. You're going to need the girl escorted by killers at all times, or you'll need to keep her around here, at which point I'm likely to just shoot her myself out of disgust. If you really think there's much to gain from this then go ahead, but don't expect me to be happy about it, I'd rather just shoot her and not have to deal with it.
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/18/12(Wed)08:07 No.18765697
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)14:03 No.18768516
    Are you going to resume Rainbow Arcade quest sometime soon? You stopped right in the middle of a battle.
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 04/18/12(Wed)15:48 No.18769443

    I'll likely be posting something Rainbow Arcade related in Monday's stead a little later today, as soon as I get everything together.
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/18/12(Wed)17:49 No.18770703

    She shouldn't be too much trouble after the...indoctrination, I'm hoping. If you're so doubtful of her, then why not have Oderkonn make a bomb collar just in case she ever gets out of line?
    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 04/18/12(Wed)17:56 No.18770787
    W-wouldn't she get curious as to why she's w-wearing a b-bomb collar...?
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)19:54 No.18772105
    This does raise a good point.
    >> [HIs1]Sgt Tao !0YaIB40KUM 04/18/12(Wed)20:33 No.18772608
    Tell her it's for holding back her power, if she doesn't wear it her powers will kill her.
    >> [Z-day] Zel !BbMxagFnx. 04/18/12(Wed)22:41 No.18774214
    For the record, I do recommend killing the deathgod. It's the smart choice.
    >> Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 04/18/12(Wed)22:53 No.18774353
    "I've decided. She's Kashir. Kashir are the enemy. She's going to die, and by my hand. Anything special I need to do, or can I just shoot her?"
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 04/18/12(Wed)23:00 No.18774424

    Under that reasoning, Vilkas should be shot too, did you forget that he's half Kashir ?

    Iceheart, while I remain neutral on this matter are you and your men sure about this ?
    >> [Z-day] Zel !BbMxagFnx. 04/18/12(Wed)23:08 No.18774515
    "For just that reason, no. Vilkas isn't an entity that revels in the death and destruction of the voss people though."
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 04/18/12(Wed)23:14 No.18774592

    I care a bit more about the men she's killed under Hassan's command, and the continued danger she presents.

    *Sigh* Vilkas won't be happy about this decision though...
    >> Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 04/18/12(Wed)23:24 No.18774715
    "You know that is not what I meant ma'am. Vilkas hasn't exactly fought against us and killed some of us."

    "And yes, I am sure. She is far too great a risk to leave alive. It's bad enough we have one deathgod already in the form of Jack, and anything we need to learn from a deathgod can be learned from him."
    >> Elizabet !!aiHSC8PSVO3 04/18/12(Wed)23:34 No.18774851
    "I don't really care who she is, I just want to taste death god blood. Also I'd like to remember that this is a war and not a picnic death are to be expected. I'd also like to remember everyone that we killed a bunch of Kashir too, so they have their own reason to hate us. While treating them as sub-human trash is fine too." Elizabet smiles while playing with her knives.
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/19/12(Thu)00:00 No.18775216

    Controlling the Death Gods could give us an edge, instead of outright destruction. One Death God can tell us a lot, but two can tell us so much more. Destroying these entities and picking up the pieces nets us a small gain; keeping them alive could prove to be more profitable in the long run. Deus knows about the Kashir, about Hassan. We keep her alive, we may get out more knowledge on the Kashir as a whole, possibly even acquire Hassan's possible hiding place.
    >> [Z-day] Zel !BbMxagFnx. 04/19/12(Thu)00:06 No.18775307

    "Deus hates Voss. The only way she'll work with us is if we erase or modifiy her memories, and that'll compromise any intel that she may have had. Even then, there's too much risk she'd recall her past and turn on us. Might even happen when we're vulnerable. "
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/19/12(Thu)00:13 No.18775384

    Even indoctrinated, she could be of use to us--the action reports at Silvia and Gorgon Fortress prove that she could be a deadly ally. And if she turns, we'll just need to keep someone close by to kill her--if noone will fill the position, I'll keep my hand on her leash personally.

    And while we're talking about Deus, has Jack met her yet? It might be of interest for Oderkonn to see how the two interact.
    >> Elizabet !!aiHSC8PSVO3 04/19/12(Thu)00:16 No.18775419
    "She's been in a coma since we captured her. I hardly see how they would have met and she's not worth the risk her power are laughable at most from what I've seen."
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/19/12(Thu)00:31 No.18775561
    In that case, I have a bit of a proposal. We'll need to construct some sort of cage for it to work, though. The basic idea is to wake up Deus, keep her frozen--or at least complacent--in the cage with the Eye of Shiva, and then explain to her our intentions, give her a bit to explain herself, possibly even have Jack come in and have him and her talk it out. If she proves stubborn, we can put her under again, or the Commander could eliminate her outright. Otherwise, we could have Oderkonn begin with our attempts at indoctrination.
    >> 2ndLT. BLitz !Kdt2kegU6U 04/19/12(Thu)01:05 No.18775858
    Cotton paints a hopeful scenario, and obviously we're all aware of the risk. But suppose we do gain an ally. Gods know that she only needs to talk to Vilkas once.

    We can use her or even the presence of her and that alone should send the Empire to a fast death. The Kashir still have 2 Deathgods left and thusfar we've paid hell to make that number a possibility, so do we go forward with the same pattern or do we risk arming our next offensive completely outgunning the Kashir in both Gods and Men ?
    >> [Z-day] Zel !BbMxagFnx. 04/19/12(Thu)01:22 No.18776000
    Might be safer just to use Deus to research a way to more effectively harm deathgods, make taking out the other two more likely.

    If we still want a deathgod by then, we can just try capturing one of those.
    >> Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 04/19/12(Thu)01:25 No.18776021
    "Allow me to propose something that should satisfy all parties. Oderkonn goes forward with this mental reconditioning, we keep her on a very, /very/ short leash, and at the first slip up or sign of trouble, I dispose of her. How soon can you begin Oderkonn?"
    >> [Z-day] Zel !BbMxagFnx. 04/19/12(Thu)02:34 No.18776600
    "Can she even be easily disposed of once she is brought out of containment? If disposing of her relies on us having to all shoot at her, that does leave open the possibility she could escape at some point.

    I'm just saying, without a reliable way to quickly kill we can't really keep her in check."
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 04/19/12(Thu)03:26 No.18777062

    " Some of you aren't aware of it, but for security reasons your memories are also locked in some small way that would require a keyword to unlock that memory. What we can do is begin the mental reconditioning and set aside command protocols that should be able to render her helpless or immovable at a moment's notice. A bomb collar would also be added as an extra measure. Sure to detonate should her thermometer read too high.

    We shall finish as soon as possible.. Meanwhile, perhaps you and the Marshall can work out the security arrangements ? I would suggest that she be a friend of Vilkas, perhaps an orpha Adept like the rest of the Royal Guard ?
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/19/12(Thu)03:30 No.18777100

    Would the indoctrination include implanting false memories? If yes, how far would these memories go back--we can't afford something "triggering" her, so to say.

    As for security measures, a bomb collar, as others have noted, might be a bit too conspicuous. Would it be possible to surgically implant a bomb while she is still unconscious, maybe chalk up the scar that remains to some past heart problems if she ever asks?
    >> Elizabet !!aiHSC8PSVO3 04/19/12(Thu)03:32 No.18777123
    >"Hmmm, that's surprising. I hope my conditioning didn't involve food or I think those memory are lost to me. Now then since I won't my main course was refused to me I'm going to grab a snack."
    >> Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 04/19/12(Thu)03:45 No.18777237
    "So you're suggesting we give her a bomb collar, and then place her near Vilkas? Perhaps you need to rethink that logic.

    Regardless, let's go ahead with this for now. I have some ideas for her reconditioning that I would like to discuss in private with you."
    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 04/19/12(Thu)06:28 No.18778312
    S-so you mean you want to make h-her one of us...? W-would anybody outside of the Royal Guard k-know of t-this...?
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/19/12(Thu)06:45 No.18778422

    As long as we aren't getting picked apart by nosy investigative journalists, I think we'll be fine. This *is* a matter of Imperial Security, after all.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/12(Thu)08:05 No.18778840
    bump before sleep
    >> [HIs1]Sgt Tao !0YaIB40KUM 04/19/12(Thu)09:26 No.18779199
    "Considering the number of us who are... non standard humans, I would be prone to agree with the idea. It might actually help with her conditioning that she is amongst those with distinctly superhuman qualities."
    >> Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 04/19/12(Thu)11:32 No.18779817
    =Science Initiative=
    Cpt. ****** 'Iceheart' Konnair

    Might as well get research started, though I can't think of anything else as this Deus Ex business has kept me occupied, so suggestions are welcome. I got twelve scientists, lets put them to work.

    1. Grenade Launchers for Kreigers and Skeletons, either underbarrel for the [K]'s primary weapon, or a rifle grenade launcher for the Elephant gun and the [SK]'s primary weapon. Should allow them to fire their grenades / molotovs a much greater distance (especially with the high powered Elephant gun), and perhaps with increased rating as well.

    Both Energy Physicists, an Alchemist, and the Micro Mechanik should work on this. This leaves eight of our scientists for other projects. As for the VVarmach, we have acquired both energy weapons and ATLITSAG. If I am needed, you may find me in the lab assisting Oderkonn with some reconditioning.

    As usual, a copy is left on the DeathMarshal's desk, with something different this time. A small box, containing nothing more than an ornate watch, most likely quite expensive and surely difficult to acquire out here in the front. Thought about since some simple words spoken by her commander during the last mission, it sits atop Iceheart's report, ready to be received.
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/19/12(Thu)16:12 No.18782283

    And how do we explain the human soldiers running around with the supernatural elements in this unit?
    >> =Gun=[Hy]Sol. Burkhard !HbL/CrWg.E 04/19/12(Thu)16:29 No.18782453

    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 04/19/12(Thu)17:57 No.18783411
    M-maybe some sort of a-advance d-detection system? I know we've had a f-few concerns with c-cloaked enemies lately...
    >> [Z-day] Zel !BbMxagFnx. 04/19/12(Thu)18:35 No.18783801
    "I'll add to that, that should Deus ever recover and turn on us then next to Vilkas is the last place she should be. Not to mention should they become friends and the necessity of terminating Deus arises, Vilkas may be more affected on an emotional level.

    My recommendation is to keep her as a member of the Royal Guard aside those who can be trusted to be discreet enough not to slip up and say or do anything that could cause her memories to resurface, but to keep her distant from the young emperor."
    >> 2ndLT. Blitz !Kdt2kegU6U 04/19/12(Thu)20:23 No.18785023
    i'm not doing this to troll or anything, but I seriously could not decide what to do with my points until now, so...

    > Putting 50 Exp into the Motorpool

    I'm not fucking paying for your new tanks either.
    >> [HIs1]Sgt Tao !0YaIB40KUM 04/19/12(Thu)20:28 No.18785085
    >30xp upgrade soul rend to sire ghouls
    >20xp to motor pool

    A chance for a better base line on all the armor I copy? I'm in.
    Also lets see what kind of chaos I can wreak making ghouls as I eat sooooouuuuuuls.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/12(Thu)22:59 No.18786907
    >> Soleam 04/19/12(Thu)23:09 No.18787047
    Are there rules to this I don't understand a thing. I'd also like to play it.
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/19/12(Thu)23:19 No.18787194

    I have a few research ideas that may be profitable:

    >Mushroom and Pumpkin Cultivation

    Basic concept is to slap Ibonyte onto Quemist's mushrooms and Jack's Pumpkins and see what happens. Ideally, the project has 3 objectives: the acceleration of growth rate of mushrooms and pumpkins; the creation of more potent, faster-growing mushroom varieties and pumpkins through the cross-breeding of of different mushroom and pumpkin cultivars, thereby improving our presently existing strains; and the possible creation of new, mutant strains of pumpkins and mushrooms.

    >Combat drugs

    General research into the creation of potent stimulants and painkillers. Ideally, these drugs would be highly potent, with a low chance of addiction and minimal side effects. Withdrawal effects should not be too severe as to place a front line soldier's life in more danger that it already is. The objectives of this project would be to create drugs that could induce a temporary boost to mobility and actions performed in a single phase, thereby increasing soldier survivability in less than ideal situations. The drugs could be adminstered through either a surgically implanted device directly into the bloodstream or through the usage of specially designed syringes.
    >> [HIs1]Sgt Tao !0YaIB40KUM 04/19/12(Thu)23:21 No.18787219
    Has a field manual and a chunk of lore to catch you up on many things in the plot.
    There is also an IRC on the Rizon servers #skirmishquest, which many of us congregate on but it is not required.
    Otherwise feel free to ask any questions on here and we'll be happy to answer them if we can.
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/19/12(Thu)23:23 No.18787247

    >Advanced Genetics/ Advanced Cybernetics

    In the same vein as combat drugs, this project would lead to the creation of genetic enhancements available to the Royal Guard. These enhancements would make the average Royal Guardsman faster, stronger, better in every way, albeit not as powerful as any Deadspec or Masterclass soldier. Genetics research would add a permanent bonus to movement and actions, ideally.

    On the other hand, Advanced Cybernetics would involve the enhancement of the Royal Guard through the usage. Bone strengthening, muscle enhancement, advanced prosthetics--Advanced Cybernetics could become an umbrella program for specific projects to take hold. Ibonyte could be used as a power source, binding agent, or both for these cybernetics, allowing the enhancements to take hold more naturally.
    >> =IH= [LR1] MSgt. Elfriede !!e9KJRg3dDSf 04/19/12(Thu)23:29 No.18787311
    "Captain Iceheart, have the monster eggs we recovered from Heaven's Pond hatched?"
    >> Elizabet !!aiHSC8PSVO3 04/20/12(Fri)00:29 No.18788069
    rolled 5, 3 = 8

    Finishing her meal and discarding the desiccated body of her victim, Elizabeth go on a quest for infromation.

    >NCA action: Learn more about Midian history/powers/limitation
    >> Starstress Rai !9phgYvH10U 04/20/12(Fri)01:59 No.18789098
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    August 13th

    In the proving grounds of a small town in Sylvia, 4 days and 4 nights did the starstress travel with her handful of adepts, all of them fringe region Valknyres and converted Kashir whose bodies were considered feeble for soldiering.

    4 days and 4 nights did they return, on foot under the watchful gaze of the moon. Where small festivities were held in the Prince's honor.

    " To all a good night , " She announces and the soldiers and officers hurrah back to her.
    " Brothers and Sisters, we've underwent great trials , spiritual and natural, we have left this town with 17 and sadly only returned with 9 for it was established that in their spiritual journies to the great beyond, that their spirits were needed elsewhere. So we have returned with much rejoicing to be had for the art of entrusting ourselves to heavens and the stars will not be lost this night "

    > StarGazers from all over gather, whether they are aware of their fate or not !

    > Tactical: Stargazers adapt the Kashirn method of manipulating the elements around them by inserting their spirit to breathe life to a natural force ! But watch the Magic Meter, every turn of a sustained spell drains one spirit.

    Quick and dirty elemental spells can be done with Elemental Reach. By emulating an action from your body to a remote element, Elemental reach allows you to control elements in sight range as if they were a part of your own body.

    *While Channeling, the Stargazer is locked in a passive stance.
    >> Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 04/20/12(Fri)02:03 No.18789124
    Rest of the research:
    >Mushroom and Pumpkin Cultivation
    Using this idea, thank you Cotton. Put the remaining 2 Alchemists, both Thanatologists, the Paranormal and Medical department on this.

    The Geophysicist should begin looking for more sources of ibonyte, namely what other lands have an abundance of it and how we can acquire it.
    >> Starstress Rai !9phgYvH10U 04/20/12(Fri)02:12 No.18789213

    Nighttime Combat:
    Because the Stargazer's sight is limited during the night, their view is instead pulled to the heavens above where the sea of stars allows them to summon a celestial from the heavenly bodies. Ensure that the Celestials are within view this month to gain their audience, and simply call on their power with a 2-4 line Rhymes. If a Celestial is insulted from your request, their retribution maybe fatal so ensure that a flawless poem is prepared, ensuring that our friends are not targeted indiscriminately.

    I will demonstrate,
    The August Skies are out and the Southern Crown is within sight so calling on it's power should be appropriate this moon.

    " Southern Crown, watch over this night
    and ensure that there are no invaders in sight "
    >> Starstress Rai !9phgYvH10U 04/20/12(Fri)02:14 No.18789228

    " Channeling celestials taxes no spirit, in fact it is during the night that one recovers their weary body and instead dream dives in the sea of stars "
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/20/12(Fri)03:14 No.18789708

    If your powers rely so heavily on seeing the night sky, what happens in the event the sky is being occluded by something? Like, how would you fight if you were to be under a cloudy night sky?
    >> Starstress Rai !9phgYvH10U 04/20/12(Fri)03:21 No.18789761

    Those who have secured a bond with a Celestial may call on them again even if the month is not theirs to show. Of course, there maybe the added RISK that if the months are too far away , they may not be present altogether
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd Lt. Otso von Claude !R8iE2D4vxw 04/20/12(Fri)03:47 No.18789923
    Oh wonderful. So now we're not only toying with Gods of Death, but we're meddling with Gods Amongst the Stars too. Gods above and below, why don't we just go sack the tomb of Alexander and raise him as a ghoul if we're so set on this sort of insanity? At least then our enemies would be solely mortal.
    >> Starstress Rai !9phgYvH10U 04/20/12(Fri)04:01 No.18790027

    Celestials are simply a human construction of great powerful stars. Those who attain peace with their internal universe may find the external world to be just as benevolent.

    Of course, I apologize for the extra monsters within ......
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd Lt. Otso von Claude !R8iE2D4vxw 04/20/12(Fri)04:14 No.18790135
    Feh, monsters we get plenty of, whether they look the part or just kill enough to get labelled as such. Meddling with forces beyond our ken isn't my job anyways, so I'll just try not to be too bothered by... whatever it is you do.
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/20/12(Fri)04:53 No.18790414

    Beasts within or without, your contributions to this war effort are well-appreciated, Starstress. Now, if I may trouble you for a moment of your time? There are a few things I would wish to discuss with you.
    >> Starstress Rai !9phgYvH10U 04/20/12(Fri)05:07 No.18790517

    Yes ?
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/20/12(Fri)05:20 No.18790600

    First things first: at Gorgon Fortress, I found something in the sand--an amulet that Fran called the Eye of Shiva. This helped us defuse what could have been a potential disaster. I was wondering if you might know more about this object? Fran described its capabilities as "being able to freeze enemies caught within its gaze" or something to that effect.

    Secondly, there is a matter that has kept most everyone on the base on-edge. We managed to incapacitate a Death God--she's currently unconscious, but we pretty much determined that the only way that we could enlist her as an ally was if we mind-wiped her. I was wondering if you know know if there were some possible alternative method we could use to...coercing her to work with us.
    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 04/20/12(Fri)06:14 No.18790863
    rolled 8, 7 = 15

    >NCA: Test the Beetl's new guns in an effort to improve accuracy and proficiency with the new system.

    Though the extra cannon essentially doubled her tank's firepower, this also meant that both cannons were off center from the vehicle, making them trickier to aim. Maybe with some practice she'd be able to figure out how to use it better without having to do it in the middle of a battle.
    >> [HIs1]Sgt Tao !0YaIB40KUM 04/20/12(Fri)10:07 No.18792056
    rolled 2, 2 = 4

    >NCA: Petition Helena to allow me ZDay White's services in creating new weapons for me to absorb and him to use in combat.

    Sergent Tao finds an aide willing to transcribe his letter to Helena.
    "Mistress Helena, I understand it is his punishment for his hubris in stealing your blood to serve you unwaveringly but I wonder if you would be wiling to grant me Doctor White's services at least for a time in development of new weaponry for my steed. The armament developed by a Zcifax could greatly aide me in battle. Many Regards Sergent Tao"
    >> =Gun=[Hy]Sol. Burkhard !HbL/CrWg.E 04/20/12(Fri)10:24 No.18792154
    rolled 6 = 6

    >NCA: Be overcome with the strange urge to grab as many books on Astronomy and Astrology that you can get you hand on and read them

    Hospitals were not what they were cracked up to be. But at least they were leaving. At least, that is what Fredrick thought.

    "Burkhard, why are we in this library again."
    "Theres a book that caught my eye and I want to read it" He said with his hands deep in the bookshelf, eyes slowly scanning down the line of books
    "Personal gut feeling hunch sort of thing, you don't have to watch me."
    "'Stargazers guide to night sky?' What the fuck kind of reading is this Burk?"
    "The educational kind. I am absolutely certain I will need this"
    "You thought you would absolutely need to read through 'A portfolio of the sonnets of Shakespeare'. Out loud. Next to me. When I was sleeping. I'm not going to persuade you off of this am I?"

    With that and and exasperated sigh, Fredrick shrugged and left him to get on with his business
    >> =Gun=[Hy]Sol. Burkhard !HbL/CrWg.E 04/20/12(Fri)10:30 No.18792188
    rolled 10 = 10


    And a danger roll since apparently loaning out books is SO DANGEROUS.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)10:41 No.18792256
    You got that right.
    >> Monday !9phgYvH10U 04/20/12(Fri)14:12 No.18793781

    You happen upon the Necronomicon. Student edition.
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 04/20/12(Fri)14:40 No.18794018

    > You also manage to grab various books on the subject of recorded constellations, the ancient names given to them from civilizations past.

    Most of them already have detailed legends writ.
    >> Vilkas !9phgYvH10U 04/20/12(Fri)14:42 No.18794037

    " Why are there two cannons ? No matter how you look at it you would need two people to- "

    Vilkas stops himself abruptly from finishing that sentence and turns ghost white.

    I'm sorrry.

    The little adept walks off.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)14:43 No.18794045
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)14:48 No.18794080
    Good for you, you noticed that someone is the DM, are the identical trips not obvious enough?
    >> Vilkas !9phgYvH10U 04/20/12(Fri)14:48 No.18794082
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    No shit Sherlock ? Anyone who has that trip runs this game.
    >> =Gun=[Hy]Sol. Burkhard !HbL/CrWg.E 04/20/12(Fri)15:24 No.18794362

    "Well... This is awkward. Maybe I should hand this to a senior officer it looks a little dangerous..." He looked very long and hard at the book in front of him, on top of the stacks of books he also got.

    "Or maybe if I just give the contents page a small peek"
    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 04/20/12(Fri)16:45 No.18795056
    Alfie's lips tremble a bit before angrily shouting, "S-STUPID VILKIE!" Before slamming the hatch shut with a loud CLANG.

    She wasn't seen again for the rest of the day.
    >> =Gun=[Hy]Sol. Burkhard !HbL/CrWg.E 04/20/12(Fri)16:48 No.18795072

    Vilkas von Voss
    Master of Tact


    Meanwhile Burkhard, Lord of great ideas procedes to open up the book to see whats inside
    >> Monday !9phgYvH10U 04/20/12(Fri)16:58 No.18795161
    rolled 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 = 10

    >> Monday !9phgYvH10U 04/20/12(Fri)17:00 No.18795177
    rolled 10 = 10


    Wow I am not typing today
    >> Monday !9phgYvH10U 04/20/12(Fri)17:04 No.18795214

    >> =Gun=[Hy]Sol. Burkhard !HbL/CrWg.E 04/20/12(Fri)17:05 No.18795219

    Well. Dubs and a 10. This is going to suck
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)17:31 No.18795400
    Time to roll for SAN loss.
    >> Starstress Rai !9phgYvH10U 04/20/12(Fri)19:32 No.18796438
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    Cotton; what you've come across seems to be a Charm that us mystics would collect and treasure.
    While our practice doesnt allow us to have a need for possession, it is said that these Charms contain within them the tiniest wrinkle of the universe which allows them to do what they do.

    What you have is the Eye of Shiva, said to be used by a once powerful Gazer who one night managed to stare into the destroyer god. Fatal was her stare, that she immediately removed her own eye instantly as a humble gesture of apology. Those who are caught in its gaze will freeze immediately, much like the cold vacuum of the night sky. Furthermore, this prosthetic is made whole once it has been inserted into the wearer's eye.

    Scary no ?
    >> =Bb=[FO3-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 04/20/12(Fri)20:14 No.18796842

    "That powerful, eh?" Ella rolled the artifact around in her palm, feeling its weight, the smoothness of its curves. "You said the artifact is at its most powerful when it is implanted. The implantation process--what does it entail, and is it painful?
    >> [HIs1]Sgt Tao !0YaIB40KUM 04/20/12(Fri)20:21 No.18796906
    "I think you need to stab out your eye and put it in place. So yes, I would assume it's painful."
    >> [Spy]Cecilia !!J1VY4eixwBr 04/20/12(Fri)20:29 No.18796965
    >>eating popcorn.gif
    >>I love you all so much.
    >> [Z-day] Zel !BbMxagFnx. 04/20/12(Fri)21:01 No.18797247
    rolled 5, 6 = 11

    Zel scribbles notes as his assistants finish bolting and welding what looks like a sizable heap of junk. The cobbled together mess appears to be several rings of wire looping around a couple of poles with a metal sphere on top of each, each on either side of a metal arch wrapped in coiled cables. A second, similar arch stands 3 feet behind the main arch, the archs connected by rails with inward facing dishes. Lightning arcs between the poles periodically.

    As the machine is fully assembled to the zcifax's specifications, Zel moves behind a control console located behind what is hopefully an unnecessary blast shield.

    He begins slowing turning some dials, eyeing the gauges used for monitoring levels of power input and radiaton.

    "This machine," Zel begins for those present for the demonstration, "/should/, when the subject steps into the first gate, douse the subject with rays that shift the subject's flux just slightly so that it resembles the ectoplasmic patterns of our Haunts and other ghosts. Doing this for as long as say, only the time it takes to walk through the first gate to second, should cause the shift to be very temporary (the flux naturally resists such attempts to alter it in this manner, and will quickly stabilize itself without the continuous exertions of outside influence). Enough for the subject to move as fast as the Haunt and reach any place in the field. The benefits to such a device would bring to our mobility should be apparent. For this test, we will send only one person through. Now, we begin!"

    Zel points to a person at the side and motions toward the machine.

    >Trying to make a machine that makes a unit ghost-like, giving it movement similar to that of a haunt for 1 phase when it steps through the device.
    >> [Z-day] Zel !BbMxagFnx. 04/20/12(Fri)21:03 No.18797268
    >YOU! get on irc more often!
    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 04/20/12(Fri)23:16 No.18798733
    You should actually try playing again once in a while!
    >> Parallax Groove !!oW5SEQDBwAc 04/20/12(Fri)23:19 No.18798757
    So how do we make sense of what's going on in this crazy quest?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:08 No.18799793
    You just have to be a little crazy yourself.
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 04/21/12(Sat)03:13 No.18800921
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    Wonderful, record it in your logs and have a field experiment compiled. It looks like massive amounts of energy is needed, so you would need to create this [Gg] Ghosting Machine on a pad and then hopefully allow for targets to visiport across the map.

    [6] x Sight Leap , Units that don't make the rating are dead instantly !

    This requires an [Ib] attachment, once the [Gg] Machine is created , sacrifice your [Ib] share.

    More research will allow for it to be more compact, or larger.
    >> 2ndLT. BLitz !Kdt2kegU6U 04/21/12(Sat)04:30 No.18801505
    " You sure about this ? Even though I'm a machinist this is my first time seeing knight-male as sophisticated as this one "

    The engineer looked the Lieutenant's iron legs up and down, and compared it to a heavier steel job opened up from a shipment crate. The shins were only supported by a coiled bar which relieved the hard tension that the ankles faced. The steel leg had a bevy of tubes, and valves requiring what looked like half a tank of oil to get going....

    The differences between the old prosthetic and the augment was palpable. Just how much money can these royals sink on a machine job like this, baffled the engineer. Months ago he prided himself over repairing an flying vehicle from Clovis and thought that such a feat would only get his heart going like this once in his life. He's lived a full life, and yet...
    >> 2ndLT. BLitz !Kdt2kegU6U 04/21/12(Sat)04:30 No.18801507
    He looks back at the bespectacled officer looking out onto the proving grounds of the Academy.

    " Say, " Blitz starts up, " Is the weather here always been this good ? I've never smelled fresh air before "

    " Solstice, boy. It's coming, the winds are tasting sweet this time too and the children are getting ready to help harvest the crops this season." He looks back to the steel augments " red potatoes and carrots, perhaps you should stay awhile and eat with my wife. She is only getting better at cooking too much and I'm sure you'll need the blood "

    " If it helps with the operation. I'll be glad to help pull the potatoes up from the ground myself. " Blitz takes of his shades. His eyes a wide yellow like the sun's "

    " I wouldn't mind that, " The machinist smirks as he begins to temper the fitting rings of the steel leg. " He'd be around your age now too . . . "

    > Change prosthetic legs for augments.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)06:09 No.18802067
    >> [Zrx1]Armitage !!b5IxBuu9REZ 04/21/12(Sat)07:35 No.18802386
    Oh shit when did this thread happen? How did I miss this? Fuuuuuuck...Goddamn school. Maybe if I get caught up fast enough I can read all this on Sunday, and get back to the IRC...

    Ceciiiiiii where'd you go? If you get your cute butt over to the IRC I'll actually get on again too (or you can email me :DDD)
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)08:51 No.18802625
    >> Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 04/21/12(Sat)11:39 No.18803633
    rolled 6, 3 = 9

    The lab research had been ordered in, and the situation concerning Deus Ex had been resolved. Now, Iceheart could finally work on her own things. She had returned to the vehicle pool, met with Vengeful and his Mechanic friend, helped them with some minor repairs on both his gatling tank and Iceheart's artillery.

    She was head deep in the engine compartment, grease stains all over her pale skin and fatigues, when over against the wall she notices a group of newly arrived Ironkits, fiddling with their repair drills. One of them, a young looking girl, keeps glancing over at Iceheart's parked Hydra tanks. Chuckling to herself, the Captain strolls over to the group with a smile.

    "So, how'd you like to learn how to work these things?"

    >NCA: Have an Ironkit unit permanently added to my Hydra's crew slot.
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 04/21/12(Sat)14:50 No.18805126

    Burkhard opens a page and finds a hexagram comprising of two stars a heart and a spade. A red glow emanated from the pages and soon the world around him ceased to exist as he was pulled into a black and white plane.

    In a little known library in Sylvia, the story of the disappearing soldier spread as nothing more than a ghost story. While the true story of Burkhard remained a mystery.

    > Burkhard's Hydras are fine, roll a new pilot or character if you wish.

    >Burkhard is now MIA

    > The Necronomicon has been retrieved and taken to Hinzerhaus' care for further study and containment.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 04/21/12(Sat)14:56 No.18805175
    Oh ho... clever touch. Touche.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)15:22 No.18805363

    There are worse ways to go out, admittedly.
    >> =Gun=[Hy]Sol. ??? !HbL/CrWg.E 04/21/12(Sat)15:40 No.18805499

    Awwww man. Now I have to make a strangely identical twin to Burkhard to compensate for the one who is now fighting in card game Valhalla.

    Maybe I will call him Hardburk
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)15:43 No.18805535
    I see what you did there.
    >> =Gun=[Hy]Sol. Borislav !HbL/CrWg.E 04/21/12(Sat)15:58 No.18805637
    >You are no Burkhard's identical twin.
    >You have no idea where your brother is
    >Meet up with Fredrick and keep up the masquerade

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