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    196 KB Ironhearts Vol.2 VVarroom- Spring of 646 DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 05/01/12(Tue)21:24 No.18941465  
    It has been weeks since we've heard of Hassan, but before the end of the fortnight, we amassed preparations for the next assault. The spring winds brought about the whoreshunned hay fever, and keeping my bearings around Vilkas had been getting difficult.

    More difficult, because he's beginning to visit /her/ more frequently. Was it because the two had a similar genesis ? That they are interlinked with a deathgod in some way ? Corona Gard should be able to confirm it tonight...

    Otherwise despite waltzing about the staging area with a gas mask the ranks of recruits have been multiplying. More regulars than we have officers, and most of them hail from the fringe lands, their long treks leaving them smelling like old canoes.

    It's a watershed, my dear prince. They hear of your tales of bravery and like an unstoppable train they gather. Hatred for the Kashir has been renewed, and our prospering industries have been entrusted to work our share of Ibonyte while our scientists multiply their use everyday.

    Dare I say it, I'm already seeing the progress this country is beginning to make in a time that I thought I'd never see in my lifetime.

    But still, the deserts loom. And their reach continues to tide over our farmlands. The wrath of a starving Voss has been a fight that no one has won against us.
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd. Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 05/01/12(Tue)21:30 No.18941575
    Previous warroom thread:

    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 05/01/12(Tue)21:31 No.18941606
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    Current VVarmach:

    < Check if Current Plx.
    >> Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 05/01/12(Tue)21:33 No.18941639
    Only updates are the acquisitions of Energy weapons and All the stars in the skies, as well as 70 points into the Motor Pool.
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 05/01/12(Tue)22:09 No.18942229
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    Current Report:
    Oderkonn is working on integrating ENergy weapons,
    It seems he's adamant about hiding details until he's ready to show us. Other Research prompts are also on the way.

    Stargazer Training is open for veteran players. New players may attempt this but the learning curve for them would be appreciable.

    The next mission on the table should reflect our ongoing offensive against Kashir.

    > P.S. as a little bonus who should be drawn next ?
    >> [Z-day] Zel !BbMxagFnx. 05/01/12(Tue)22:33 No.18942594
    It is me, I should be drawn next!
    >> [Zrx1]Armitage !!b5IxBuu9REZ 05/01/12(Tue)22:37 No.18942666
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    I vote Ema so I don't disappear completely from this game ; _;
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 05/01/12(Tue)23:02 No.18943110
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    For Reference: The New Stargazer Unit.
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/01/12(Tue)23:22 No.18943495

    I wouldn't mind seeing myself portrayed.
    >> =Gun=[Hy]Sol. Burkhard !HbL/CrWg.E 05/01/12(Tue)23:25 No.18943528
    I'll wait until I am slightly more important
    >> =BB= [Sk] Sgt. Lennox !CCpwpbxBgE 05/01/12(Tue)23:27 No.18943568
    heh, why not the Lennox's band of skeletons? playing percussion instruments or just joking around.
    >> [HIs1]Sgt Tao !0YaIB40KUM 05/01/12(Tue)23:38 No.18943776
    I nominate Tao as he's just a head so it'll be easy.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/12(Tue)23:43 No.18943883
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    >mfw this game still hasn't gotten its own forum yet

    You already ignore these threads in favor of what happens in IRC anyway.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/12(Tue)23:45 No.18943908
    >You already ignore these threads in favor of what happens in IRC anyway.

    But I don't even use IRC unless op has someone he need to unban
    >> Sgt. Blitz !Kdt2kegU6U 05/02/12(Wed)00:16 No.18944482

    We're all glad to know that you missed us after a 2 week break. And took the time to fish through the whole rest of the goddamn forum just to express your disappointment, however infinitesimal it is. Now everyone in the super secret kabal in the irc dedicated to trolling you will agree to ignore you for another year.
    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 05/02/12(Wed)01:42 No.18945737
    C-can't wait to see t-those energy weapons!
    >> Monday !9phgYvH10U 05/02/12(Wed)03:19 No.18946822
    feck I got called on to do stuff, keep this sucka alive I shall fill it with love tomorrow : O
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 05/02/12(Wed)04:55 No.18947462
    homina homina homina bump!
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/02/12(Wed)06:41 No.18947884
    rolled 5, 6 = 11

    >NCA: replace one of my eyes with the Eye of Shiva

    Ella thought on the Starstress' words, running her fingers over the cool surfaces of the Eye. She had retreated to her tent after her conversation with the Starstress, hoping to give Rai an answer soon. The artifact's origins were startling, its power tanalizing. The Starstress had offered to implant the artifact herself--all that Ella had to do was say she was ready, and she would make the necessary preparations for the ritual.

    Ella closed her eyes, unsure of herself. Was she powerful enough to control the Eye? Would she even survive the ritual to implant it? What will it be like after the act?

    "You have that look again." Ella drew her eyes up from the ground, seeing Abilene in the doorway to her tent.

    Ella chuckled. "The ugly one where I'm in deep thought?"

    "The very same." Abilene walked over to Ella's cot, leaning her Vulcan on the bed. "Just looking out for you--worry lines and all."

    "Yeah, Mom, thanks." Ella managed a smile, turning toward her bodyguard. "You know, you never were clear why you decided to follow me after Academy. You could have easily gotten a job with some Science Team with Marion, working on new 'Wonder Weapons' for the war effort."

    "And be cooped up indoors all day?" Abby scoffed. "Why Ella, I do believe you have me confused for someone else!"

    "Okay, fine, you got me there." Ella laughed, the smile soon turning melancholy. "I'm still kinda uneasy."
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/02/12(Wed)06:43 No.18947892

    "The business about the Eye, right?"

    "Yeah." Ella said.

    "You, uh...." Abby trailed off, turning her head to look at Ella. "You gonna go through with it?"

    Ella remained silent, letting out a sigh before standing up. She ran a hand through her chestnut hair. It was getting long again; she needed to cut it before the next mission. "It's not like I haven't thought of it. C'mon Abby, think about it. I could do so much with this, you know? This could be one of my most definite contributions to this war--turning a Kashir artifact of power upon its creators." Ella sighed. "I know it sounds crazy, but, well, every little bit counts, right? 'Do your part' and all that propaganda they fed us back at Crescent Bay." She stepped up to her old friend, bidding her to stand up. "One last thing. Abby, if...if this doesn't work--"


    "J--just make sure this gets back home, okay?" Ella reached into her coat, pulling out a thick white envelope. "It's a bit of money to help out the folks. Should be enough to get the ball rolling--Uncle Boo needs that new fence, Caroline needs some money to fix the car--"


    "Abby." Ella stepped closer. "Abilene." She forced the envelope into her friend's hand. "Please?" She forced her eyes onto her friend's face.
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/02/12(Wed)06:47 No.18947911

    Abby looked back into her friend's face. She saw fear, but it was overcome by determination. Acceptance mixed with courage. She didn't want to say yes. She didn't want to think that her friend was right. But that was always Ella--thinking for the greater good of the campaign, placing the majority first over the minority. She would do this not for herself, but for the Young Prince. She would do this for all of Voss. Ella was too stubborn to back down once she had chosen a side. She would not back down now; Abilene knew that just by looking into Ella's eyes.

    Abby hung her head in defeat. "I...I'm not gonna be able to talk you outta this one, am I?"

    "Probably not."

    Silence. Abby sighed, shaking her head. "Okay." She closed her hand around the envelope. "I'll do it."

    The walk to the Starstress' tent was silent. Oleg had volunteered to stay outside the tent in case something...drastic happened. Ella gave one final nod to the large man before Ella and her stepped inside Rai's tent. "Starstress?" She called out to the robed figure. "I'm ready."
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/02/12(Wed)08:59 No.18948397
    Bump. Also, to any prospective soldiers looking to join up, we have a wiki!

    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)14:30 No.18949888
    noontime bump
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:02 No.18951178
    So...are we gonna see Monday start alternating off Iron Hearts and Rainbow Arcade quests threads now?
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:14 No.18952601

    Maybe, maybe not. Things are pretty up in the air at the moment.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:06 No.18953311
    Depends on what he's feeling like, really.
    >> The Questionner 05/02/12(Wed)20:47 No.18953865
    Holy poop! I'm a third of the way trough the archives for this and I'm wondering if there are still open spots for newcomers or did it become a completely sealed group later on? I'd love to try my hands at this :) And from what I can see the rules have changed quite a lot from early on.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:49 No.18953885
    IH is always open to newcomers. Just pick a name, class, and trip and you're good to go.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:55 No.18953976

    The game is always open for new recruits. There's a wiki on the 1d4chan--go read that for a bit of the lore and some guides on how to play.
    >> The Questionner 05/02/12(Wed)21:27 No.18954385
    Doing that!
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)21:37 No.18954535
    Alright done, so we are currently playing as the Voss then with slightly different rules to the other group's rules.
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd. Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 05/02/12(Wed)21:54 No.18954811
    That is correct. The Voss tend to utilize NPC mook units for the purposes of reinforcement and meatshields for the Royals, which are the PC classes. In addition, Voss Royals tend to get a second lease on life after death, with the Death Korps classes being unlocked when one dies under certain conditions. Voss infantry also benefit from a shared upgrade pool they all contribute to, which has in the past unlocked such benefits as +1 hp for all royal classes, alternate weapon loadouts, new classes, sidearms for all infantry, etc.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)21:57 No.18954871
    So from the get-go when I make a new character I can chose a hat, possible alt weapon and get whatever bonuses apply from the armory items?
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd. Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 05/02/12(Wed)22:14 No.18955123
    Yessir - for example, if you were a [K] (Krieger), you would start with Scale BDUs (+1 hp for royal classes) and sidearms (an additional starting weapon) as default wargear, and could wear an Iron Helm (+.5 hp) and swap out your SMG for an Elephant Gun (Alt weapon choice). This would cause each man in your squad have 2.5 hp, and using a weapon that sacrifices rate of fire for sheer damage.
    >> [Zrx1]Armitage !!b5IxBuu9REZ 05/02/12(Wed)22:37 No.18955548
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    Here's a starter guide for any new people
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)22:50 No.18955764
    Alright I'm up to speed, eagerly waiting the next update to jump in!
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)22:55 No.18955866
    Say OP
    do you have any idea when you will run Rainbow Arcade?
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)23:06 No.18956044
    What does the Science Internship, Norse Friend and Partners in War wargear do?
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd. Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 05/02/12(Wed)23:12 No.18956135

    These three upgrades increased the default size of the unit. Ritters and Destroy Hazards initially came in units of one man - now that we purchased those upgrades, they come in pairs. Science Interns are an add-on to the Quemist - rather than gaining additional Quemists in the unit, you get two interns who can assist you in modifying your mushrooms but do not carry their own supplies of mushrooms.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)23:19 No.18956238
    Interesting, so now that a Destroy Hazard has 2 units, it can shoot twice from 2 cannons instead of one?
    >> Voss Royal Archives !9phgYvH10U 05/02/12(Wed)23:30 No.18956401
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    On Midian Integration.
    A case study.

    Canassas Hellsing.

    From the 1st Year of Von Voss and much before then, the existence of Midians- then known as vampires- had been something of a horror story, and today remains to be one depending on where you meet these noble hunters.

    Know that your fellow Midian, quick to integrate to their native societies, are inherently civil predators like the human creature. At three meals a day, and from sunrise to high moons, a human consumes as much life and matter as a midian would- whether it be meats or vegetables or other things deemed appropriate in our society. Midians however face the obstacle of only having their sustenance once or twice a night through the blood of mammals, preferably sapient species.
    >> Voss Royal Archives !9phgYvH10U 05/02/12(Wed)23:31 No.18956413
    Using their past experience as humans, Midians are reborn as entooled hunters more powerful, quicker, and vastly receptive to more sensory details that human language has yet to name. And this power is determined by their diet, which forces them to be ceaseless consumers of human blood- in a quantity too large for any simple adult to donate even in good faith.

    In Voss, the Midian observe their own societal laws and are bound to interpersonal circles usually consisting of their Blood Patron/ Matron, Their Guardian, and their Daywalker/ Thrall.
    The Blood Matron is responsible for siring the newborn Midian, and raises them to fullfill their utmost potential whether or not this agrees with society. Their Guardian will most likely act as their social agent who must see to their welfare in a society that may be largely disagreeable of their existence should the midian themselves fail to uphold their coexistence in society, The Guardian may take any action - against the Matron or the Midian themselves to appease the legal bodies at large whether human or Midian. It is possible for their blood Patron to fullfill these roles as one in the same. It is possible for their Guardian to be a non-midian or be a Guardian for multiple Midians demarcated by geo-political division and other etceteras.

    On top of social contracts the Midian maintained as a human, they may initiate trusted non-midians with the role of day-walker, whether through coercion or pact or even through emotional bond. Usually these agents and those mentioned in the above act in secret, rarely will you see a daywalker proclaim their business to someone in a supermarket so to spea- "

    Elizabet leafs through 50 or so pages and scans ahead...
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd. Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 05/02/12(Wed)23:33 No.18956439

    Short answer: Yes.

    Longer answer: Yes, or both [D]s can tamp one mortar 3 times in total then shoot it, for a single devastating round, which could be anything from 4 damage to having a range of 11 hexes or anything in between.
    >> Voss Royal Archives !9phgYvH10U 05/03/12(Thu)01:20 No.18957975

    truth be told, Midians are considered cadavers, controlled solely through the blood that composes them. It also happens to be that at the base of this crimson sea is a voracious composition of plasma that reacts poorly to sunlight. The result is often explosive, the "blood" reacting to the radiation like an aggravated cancer. Often it is wondered if the basic origin of this substance is alien and biological or completely mystical- being the work of pre biblical pantheons.

    Since their blood is their life, it could be inferred that many Midians are defined by the characteristics of what they take into themselves. However none react so profoundly as other Midian strains, each one shaped and unique, having distinct features for its user.

    When a Midian is sired they quickly come to terms with their ambiguous existence such that metaphysical definitions of themselves begin to manifest as primordial defense mechanisms. Skin colors can change, whole bodies can phase through walls no matter how substantial the matter, fire breath, paralyzing sight, iron weapons from pools of blood, and even the ability to manipulate luck

    The manifestations are bizarre, sometimes breaking reality. Their minds achieve natural configurations that most Espers achieve through training, and their presence in celestial circles is indifferently regarded sometimes even favored due to their commitment to being nocturnal. The midian is fast, and cunning but lose their patience quickly in the slow world. However despite accelerated mental states, and a nearly unlimited lifespan, Midians develop glacialy most being suspended in a state of constant puberty or cyclical eccentrism, whichever brings constant interest in their perpetual cycles.

    >> Voss Royal Archives !9phgYvH10U 05/03/12(Thu)01:21 No.18957986
    Midians develop in various ways but most come to terms with their inhuman side, and begin to grow out of their identity as once-people and begin to embody material institutions. Most notable would be Franz Hinzerhaus who dedicated the past 100 or so years of his life simply researching occult phenomena such as this one. Or Marian Galile, a travelling Assassin that awakens every time there's a war fierce enough to wake and sustain her predatory lust. Either through sheer social importance or pure ability, these two have been without fail able to hinder, defeat, counter, or shut down every attempt against their life.

    There is also a minority of Midians who live sedate lives and gravitate towards specific frequencies of human emotion. Speculation would indicate that they hardly have the need for blood at all...[1]

    While Midians are social beings, it is very rare for them to get together on a scale as large as a dinner party, much less a secret kabal. Each one is too individualistic to retain any sort of common ground with the other Midian and operate through remote agents who are cells unto themselves. Rarely will there be societies for them and if there were it would be too divided or distinct unless some head vampire was at work masterminding the plot of them- "

    Elizabet blinks for a few moments taking most of it in and scans the book for more concrete details...

    " You know... very rarely are there Midian writers.. in fact there are hardly any at all " Anna Hel calls out from the archives.

    " The experience of being is simply something that can't be put to words, I'm sure you'll know. I chose you after all, but I'm glad you're brushing up on your etiquette, Hellsing always did write objectively about this prey... "
    >> Elizabet !!aiHSC8PSVO3 05/03/12(Thu)01:32 No.18958105
    "Well I wouldn't want my second chance at making war for the foreseeable future be cut short by something benign like feeding on the wrong person. I see there is a bunch of power listed, do they come naturally or is there some other way to get them that doesn't involve draining another midian? I don't think Kashir use them."
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 05/03/12(Thu)07:20 No.18960851
    bumpan again.
    >> Anonymous 05/03/12(Thu)08:51 No.18961260
    I know this seems like a random question, but I'm curious: just how many quests/one-offs has Monday done?
    >> Anonymous 05/03/12(Thu)13:36 No.18963164
    Quite a few. Zombie quest, Skirmish quest, Sword doctor, n0c quest, Ironhearts, Rainbow arcade, and a buncha others I can't remember.
    >> Anonymous 05/03/12(Thu)15:26 No.18964460

    Zombie Quest, Skirmish Quest, n0c Quest, Sw0rd World, Megalith, a one-off Kobold Quest, Sword Doctor, and now Iron Hearts and Rainbow Arcade.
    >> Anonymous 05/03/12(Thu)17:48 No.18966167
    and he tries so hard to disclaim his involvement in every one : O

    You can't run away Monday, we know when you're running a quest >: I
    >> Anonymous 05/03/12(Thu)18:41 No.18966807

    And your fans demand mooooreee!
    >> Anonymous 05/03/12(Thu)18:48 No.18966883

    You forgot Pirate Quest, Black Box, and Project Beldandy which is functionally different enough to be considered it own thing even though it's a direct SQ decedent
    >> Anonymous 05/03/12(Thu)19:33 No.18967451
    >> Anonymous 05/03/12(Thu)21:01 No.18968509
    The time will come soon... hopefully.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 05/03/12(Thu)21:27 No.18968854
    >> Monday !9phgYvH10U 05/03/12(Thu)21:28 No.18968872
    yayyy back from work~ time to drawww
    >> Anonymous 05/03/12(Thu)21:54 No.18969165
    Sweet gyro giminy!
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 05/03/12(Thu)22:41 No.18969644
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    About Energy Weapons:
    >Only the Stun Baton and the Electron Array are currently the only ones we have weaponized, however we've found out that having them fielded will boost research initiatives quickly ! Those who take the time to write up reports [xp] on the effect of these two weapons may contribute something to their development. There is also a complaints section and a section for posthumous wills.

    >Stun Baton: Due to the insurgence of large scaled enemies the stun baton requires that you make contact with the enemy. to deliver a [2] power stun ; which diminishes the target's ACTIONS and MOBILITY , in that order. The stun baton requires very little Ibonyte however the tech was needed in order to create them.

    The Herrblitz, coined by sleep deprived scientists,
    is a mounted energy projection array and simply that. A hot sink is spooled up allowing it to increase its charge. Once a suitable energy level is achieved, it can be released to the general direction of the enemy. However, make note, these beams do not distiguish between friend or foe, and saturates targets in a straight line. Chance of instant saturation is determined by the charge rating so watch out !

    Take note; do not overtax this weapon as it's been proven that it can blow out - please observe caution and give it time to cool between shots. Other things may set it off as it's charging, so ensure that it NEVER gets damaged by anything during this time !
    >> Anonymous 05/03/12(Thu)22:47 No.18969688

    Interesting...Who get's to wield this bad boy?
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd. Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 05/03/12(Thu)22:53 No.18969751
    It's in the image: [Z-day] Zcifax Doomsday devicers, [D] Destroy Hazards, and [i] Ironkit mooks. The Stun rod however seems to be an option for anyone, to replace their basic melee weapon if I'm not mistaken.
    >> Coffee !xQVJCx6odo 05/03/12(Thu)22:56 No.18969787
    You know zhis iz going to end vith a few of those mounted on a vehicule, ya? Vould be a shame if it didn't.
    >> =Gun=[Hy]Sol. Burkhard !HbL/CrWg.E 05/03/12(Thu)23:04 No.18969848

    Does the stun baton do any damage? Or does it just have the stun effect
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 05/03/12(Thu)23:41 No.18970177

    Stun effect only, however if prolonged use of energy was applied to the target .....
    >> Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 05/03/12(Thu)23:47 No.18970220
    "I see, how cruel. Well, it's not like I used my Ka-Var in actual combat anyway."
    Iceheart picks up one of the stun rods, and hangs in from her belt.
    >> Pvt.Coffee !xQVJCx6odo 05/03/12(Thu)23:53 No.18970289
    I think I'l be trying out one of those energy cannons for myself. Well my and my sister Tea can each grab one and let the fun happen. I'm already eager to write up the report! Oh and I forgot....

    Tea/Coffee : Privates Tea and Coffee reporting for duty!
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 05/04/12(Fri)00:00 No.18970336
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    welcome to Voss Royal.
    Henceforth you are an adept with the Rank Soldat.

    what's your unit designation ?

    < Voss Royal Guard .... or ...
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 05/04/12(Fri)00:02 No.18970356
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    Armor Division ?

    > You cannot choose Halberds
    >> Pvt.Coffee !xQVJCx6odo 05/04/12(Fri)00:12 No.18970438
    Tea: Ve tried to join ZciFax but zhey said ve veren't shmart enough to handle the position...

    Coffee:Will you stop it with that ridiculous accent! Ugh...Anyway Destroy Hazard reporting, the 2 of us.

    Tea: Iz not ridiculous! Besides...zhis accent has gotten me more dates then I can count ya!

    Coffee *facepalms* "We will be testing those new energy weapons on the field. I assume we can take one each? if not I'l grab one and sister can take the good old launchers."
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 05/04/12(Fri)00:17 No.18970473

    Unified weapon sets will be optimum for testing, can't have you taking hazardous heavy equipment with other hazardous heavy equipment. Explosions and recoil cause dust, could affect the energy refraction.
    >> Sldt.Coffee/Tea !xQVJCx6odo 05/04/12(Fri)00:19 No.18970490

    Unison : Yes sir! Energy weapon it is.
    >> [K3]Soleam !!vrJ8rnRo1w2 05/04/12(Fri)00:23 No.18970510
    Reporting for duty!
    >Salutes DeathMarshal
    >> Anonymous 05/04/12(Fri)00:25 No.18970522
    >Hovering battleship

    Kirby All Stars?
    >> Countess Hel !9phgYvH10U 05/04/12(Fri)00:46 No.18970688
    =The Eggs=

    The night was warm and humid and yet the spring winds have a minty taste of dew. It is in a simple hatchery, recently borrowed by the royal forces, that twin eggs sit among a nuzzle of wolves. It was during this strange hour, at the waning sliver of moonlight that the twin eggs have crackled, under the guidance of moonlight.

    A clutch of Wyerns, three in fact, entangled as a mass of slithering heaps their wails honking off like some morning bird that had made me smile from ear to ear with familiarity. It was here that the the other egg cracked open, its tensed shell creaking as a round dog-sized gryph, honked for a hand to care for them.

    And what good was I, a sole witness to this who could only cradle them till the absolute first light of morning. Who could offer little heat nor proper nutrition, save for the eggs in the other chicken's coops and the eventual attention of their Lycan caretaker....

    > The eggs have hatched ! A courier girl is sent out to spread the fine news.
    >> [MZday]White !!L2zyfu679cs 05/04/12(Fri)02:28 No.18971572
    rolled 2, 2 = 4

    "Everyone clear the testing area! If that truck explodes you better not be inside it! Commencing testing, Herrblitz Mobile Prototype. Remote operation. 10, 9, 8..."

    >NCA: Testing a vehicle mounted prototype version of the Herrblitz. Noone should be within lethal radius. Possibility of injury low.
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 05/04/12(Fri)02:36 No.18971645

    Herrblitz on a vehichle finds its first successful trial today, luckily, the tank was without its munitions since the expulsion of high energy nearly warmed the tank to +10 degrees its optimal heatsink.

    It has been noted that vehichle based energy weapons shouldn't be fired in conjunction with on board armaments for fear of exciting the explosive compounds within the vehichle or overheating the array itself. Nor should it ever be internally mounted unless a SUBSTANTIAL cooling agent is installed with it..

    >+20 Exp to Exp to Energy Projection Weaponry....
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt. Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/04/12(Fri)04:38 No.18972427

    So wait--since we got energy weapons, we can now pour XP into the two different branches of our little project? What exactly does each branch entail?
    >> =BB= [Sk] Sgt. Lennox !CCpwpbxBgE 05/04/12(Fri)04:47 No.18972470
    I think the Conductiveness part is for making 'chainable' lightning, while the Projection is for laser thingies.
    But what do I know, I'm just a skeleton, and I just read this Zcifax's file.
    >> Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 05/04/12(Fri)05:57 No.18972756
    I think that might actually be 'Protection', so possibly shielding of some sort, though that sounds highly advanced and above our current abilities.
    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 05/04/12(Fri)07:09 No.18973013
    T-that sounds k-kinda tempting. D-do you think I can r-replace my minicannon with it...?
    >> Sldt.Coffee/Tea !xQVJCx6odo 05/04/12(Fri)07:53 No.18973216
    Coffee: Well if it's only mt opinion I think we need more giant arcing lasers, but I'm not par of the chain of command so I won't push it further.
    >> Anonymous 05/04/12(Fri)08:52 No.18973524

    So "Conduction" leads to more defensive items, while "Projection" leads to more offensive items, I'm guessing?
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 05/04/12(Fri)10:53 No.18974515
    The trials show that there is an 8 percent chance of blowout, even after we've covered the exposed unit with a vacuum shield, best not to flash it so flagrantly. Pursuing the Projections path will allow for miniaturized or even armor mounted models...
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 05/04/12(Fri)10:56 No.18974562

    They are simply scientific applications of energy based equipment it is unclear whether one will be more support based than the other. But it's clear that conduction weapons like the stun baton can lead to the development of powered close quarters weapons
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 05/04/12(Fri)11:28 No.18974784
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    Thane's report came in, seems quiet in the western front it seems. No sense dallying around, soon an offensive push must be made so let's hit them as fast and as hard as possible.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 05/04/12(Fri)11:58 No.18975001
    abump. Must keep afloat!
    >> Vilkas !9phgYvH10U 05/04/12(Fri)14:05 No.18976220
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    It looks like we can hit the outer islands with a greater chance of success, we should avoid losing a battle in a skyland that's well networked with nearby isles, otherwise we'll be swallowed up by the enemy.

    Otherwise I have it narrowed down to these two places:
    > The Green skylands to the west, which I hear are full of great beasts might serve as a fair staging point to take on the central chains.

    > The Central isle is said to be the main ceremonial grounds for stargazers and shamans, Rai has invested interest in seeing it liberated but It's very certainly heavily guarded...
    >> Anonymous 05/04/12(Fri)15:31 No.18977138
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/04/12(Fri)16:36 No.18977862

    We should probably avoid attacking the central island until we cut apart the outlying defenses. I say we should take on the western island. WE take out their animal cavalry, we can eliminate the Kashir's ability to bring out heavy units, possibly even use some of those animal units ourselves.

    I must ask, though--on the western island, what are we looking at in terms of geography? What about enemy strength and composition? I was thinking that the thick forests would mean that booby traps and ambush units would be our main opposition.
    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 05/04/12(Fri)16:38 No.18977881
    I t-think we should hit the w-western island first. Since we've taken out their main airbase, we should be able to a-airdrop troops without much d-difficulty now. P-plus taking out another support island only weakens the h-heavily guarded islands more...
    >> Anonymous 05/04/12(Fri)19:26 No.18979764
    Sounds like a wonderful place to let Ritters run loose.
    >> Sldt.Coffee/Tea !xQVJCx6odo 05/04/12(Fri)19:36 No.18979854
    Coffee Well honestly can't we simply burn some of these places down and save ourselves the troubles with the animals? It would help if we had some better recon to check the strength of their forces from the get-go
    >> =Gun=[Hy]Sol. Burkhard !HbL/CrWg.E 05/04/12(Fri)19:44 No.18979929

    I will go with these lot. West island. I don't suppose we are aloud to bring the incendiary rounds are we?
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/04/12(Fri)20:27 No.18980345

    While scorching the forest might seem to be the ideal plan of attack, keep in mind that we'll need to build up forces as well once we take the island from the Kashir. Scorching the island, while it could make fighting easier, could deny /us/ of valuable resources once we take over--and those valuable resources can be anything, from captured Ganesha tanks and Jaguar cavalry to jungle bases to potential food stores and shelters.
    >> =Gun=[Hy]Sol. Burkhard !HbL/CrWg.E 05/04/12(Fri)20:54 No.18980633

    I'll restrain myself then. But I still feel we should keep it open as an option if we run into a 'worse case scenario' suituaton. As it were
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/04/12(Fri)20:54 No.18980637

    In addition, if the Kashir are keeping prisoners, the jungle's dense vegetation could keep any detention camps out of sight. Burning the forests could destroy these detention camps, killing the prisoners.
    >> Sldt.Coffee/Tea !xQVJCx6odo 05/04/12(Fri)21:00 No.18980708

    Tea: Ve could zimply make a small diversion force and uze the rest of ze group to launch a zurprise attack on the main area, ya?
    >> Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 05/05/12(Sat)00:57 No.18982839
    I agree, an attack on the outlying islands makes more sense.
    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 05/05/12(Sat)01:41 No.18983226
    It l-looks like the C-Captain has spoken...
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 05/05/12(Sat)03:00 No.18983748
    It seems we're going to hit the island codenamed Zanzibarland.

    Anyone who still have NCA's unprocessed should re-paste them.

    Mission preparations can begin.
    >> Starstress Rai !9phgYvH10U 05/05/12(Sat)03:16 No.18983867

    You are not a people to disregard life, much more than you regard sacrifice for all it's worth at face value.

    But luckily this process is familiar to me, but it will be strange and bizarre for you.

    The Artifact glows and raises itself in the air by unseen strings. It is here that its dagger end propels itself towards Ella sending her back against the starstress.

    Her hands keep her still as she places a finger on her temple.
    " sshhhhhhh only dreams now "

    When she awoke, Ella's eyes open. Her vision unchanged. Dried blood has obviously caked itself all over her face where a warm rag has damped them away. She feels her eye, an ice cool jewel touched back on her finger tips, and yet she saw through it as if itwas her own.

    With a squint, the damp rag that her partner was rubbing on her forehead went stiff as a cardboard as it flashfroze in his palm....

    > ChosenTargets within sight [6 hex range] has a 20 percent chance of freezing, otherwise they lose one move.
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd. Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 05/05/12(Sat)04:51 No.18984583
    Captain Iceheart, where are do you need me more, on the ground or in the air? My Halberd is being retrofit for increased payload, and these cadets are itching for a fight.

    I imagine we should utilize our air advantage, but it may be difficult to provide accurate fire support with heavy canopy cover. On the other hand, with the number of launchers my ship is fitted with, it's quite likely that accuracy will not be an issue.
    >> Anonymous 05/05/12(Sat)06:28 No.18985221
    >> Anonymous 05/05/12(Sat)08:44 No.18985895


    Any chance we'll be encountering imported, squeaking sand or Deadly Poisonous Zanzibar Hamsters?
    >> Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 05/05/12(Sat)11:36 No.18987151
    Heavy support and transport in the form of your Halberd is always appreciated, but I leave the decision up to you.
    >> Anonymous 05/05/12(Sat)12:01 No.18987377

    Coffee : Especially if we need quick retrait should the island's inhabitants prove to be too much to handle.
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/05/12(Sat)14:58 No.18988913

    If you're up in the air, we'll probably need to designate targets for you if the jungle's too thick. Troop deployment for additional reinforcements might be a problem if we don't a clearing, too. In all likelihood, we'll probably have to end up blasting our way through the greenery.
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd. Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 05/05/12(Sat)16:40 No.18990019
    rolled 6 = 6

    Very well. Let me see if I can call in some favors from the main fleet.

    >NCA: Attempt to gain approval for a [3dcmg] platoon as an escort wing for my Halberd during the next mission.
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd. Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 05/05/12(Sat)16:46 No.18990099
    rolled 8 = 8


    Eh, I guess I ought to roll a danger roll in case I get buried in paperwork or something. Maybe there's a REALLY big papercut waiting in the wings.
    >> =Gun=[Hy]Sol. Burkhard !HbL/CrWg.E 05/05/12(Sat)16:56 No.18990211

    Man it was that kind of piss taking of giving an incredibly mundane task a danger roll that got me sucked into the Necronomicon

    Don't make the mistakes I made, you could be next
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd. Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 05/05/12(Sat)17:42 No.18990743

    The difference being that when you found that thing, you chose on your own power to *read* it....
    >> =Gun=[Hy]Sol. Burkhard !HbL/CrWg.E 05/05/12(Sat)18:02 No.18990968

    I wasn't expecting a second 10 in a row okay :C
    >> Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 05/05/12(Sat)18:18 No.18991162
    You should always expect to roll a 10.

    >Reposting NCA. Deploy with a team of Ironkits already filling out my extra crew slot. Rolled 6, 3 = 9
    >> Warrant Officer Lang !9phgYvH10U 05/05/12(Sat)19:05 No.18991761

    Acquisitions met, New soldiers have been assigned to your unit .
    >> Sldt.Coffee/Tea !xQVJCx6odo 05/05/12(Sat)19:11 No.18991824
    ((Since every unit has one more character in it does that mean that DH now has 3 characters so 3 chances to fire the new energy cannon?))
    >> =IH= [LR1] MSgt. Elfriede !!e9KJRg3dDSf 05/05/12(Sat)19:32 No.18992073

    The moon and the stars tell tales of their own, as Starstress Rai would often say, whispers of what was, is, and will be. The stargazers are attuned to the living stars and I, by my nature, to the moon. Something would happen tonight. That much was written in the moonlight.

    The courier girl found me moonlighting in Sergeant Lennox's Lonely Hearts Club Band as she made her way past the Death Korp's unofficial clubhouse at a full sprint pausing only to call out, "The eggs have hatched!" I waved, acknowledging her, and excused Klaus and myself from the company of our colleagues.

    I came upon Oskar and Meyer on my way to the hatchery; I suggested that Oskar and I assume our lycan forms. Karl, I found peering into the dining hall as innocently as a wyvern could, tail grasped in his front limbs disarmingly and 'smiling'. Our appearance put an end to his unsuccessful endeavor and he happily fell in alongside Klaus and Meyer.

    It is quite rare to see Countess Hel in the flesh and her reputation precedes her. Yet, here she was, cradling three wyvern hatchlings in her arms, their shell fragments still scattered neatly on the floor. She watched them, we watched her, and the white wolves watched us all.
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 05/05/12(Sat)20:59 No.18992879

    The Hazard Destroys are typically solo units, their upgrade has earned them a partner in crime.

    So no, as per regulations you will come paired.
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 05/05/12(Sat)21:05 No.18992946
    rolled 4, 10, 8, 7 = 29

    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.

    rating: 3
    successes needed: 1
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 05/05/12(Sat)21:10 No.18992990
    rolled 4, 5, 1, 10, 8 = 28

    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.

    2 Alchemists, both Thanatologists, the Paranormal and Medical department on this.

    Rating: 4
    Successes needed: 2
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 05/05/12(Sat)21:11 No.18993003
    rolled 3 = 3

    . . .
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 05/05/12(Sat)21:49 No.18993367
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    hmmmm seems some of our alchemists took the no withdrawal condition as a go ahead to make our combat stims part venom. But the good part is that it's resulted in two difference kinds of Mixes, all of them experimental...

    To use, order any unit to
    >Apply [Red Rust]

    and the appropriate effect will result, action free.
    Each foot soldier is prescribed a dose as it's very easy to mass produce. Of course it's real limiter are its aftereffects...
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 05/05/12(Sat)22:04 No.18993508
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    With this, all that's left is for our scouts to return with a comprehensive survey of the battle.

    We will sorte tomorrow evening.
    make final preparations with your internal upgrades now.

    New Recruits, may find this the perfect opportunity to join and be briefed.
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/05/12(Sat)23:40 No.18994531

    Aftereffects? What aftereffects are there?
    >> Anonymous 05/06/12(Sun)02:23 No.18996334
    >> Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 05/06/12(Sun)02:35 No.18996399
    I believe that refers to the '-1 whatever' in the descriptions.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/12(Sun)03:59 No.18997023
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    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 05/06/12(Sun)04:04 No.18997054
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    I-I didn't expect them to be s-so c-c-cuuuuuuuuute...!
    >> Sldt.Coffee/Tea !xQVJCx6odo 05/06/12(Sun)04:23 No.18997186
    Coffee : Not sure which drug I should take...If we should take any at all that is. I hope the commanding units will make good use of me and my sister to test the new tech.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/12(Sun)06:57 No.18997945
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/06/12(Sun)07:37 No.18998166

    The fiercest creatures always start out cute, don't they?
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 05/06/12(Sun)12:25 No.18999981
    Homina homina homina bump!
    >> Vilkas !9phgYvH10U 05/06/12(Sun)12:33 No.19000057
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    Will they also be Kings of Dragons too ?
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/06/12(Sun)17:27 No.19002703

    They'll need to be trained, Young Prince. And without a mother figure, it might be difficult for the dragons to learn how to fly breathe fire--all those good things that dragons do. I suppose that the Countess could take the wyverns for now while they are still in their infancy, train them--unless there's someone you see as more qualified, sir.
    >> Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 05/06/12(Sun)19:27 No.19004128
    Ritter Elfriede has been doing a fine job already of tending to the eggs, she could perhaps continue to look after them now that they have hatched.
    >> Sldt.Coffee/Tea !xQVJCx6odo 05/06/12(Sun)20:10 No.19004612

    Tea : If zhey mature quick enough ve might have a zignificant tactical advantage, ya?
    >> BirthdayCommand !9phgYvH10U 05/06/12(Sun)21:45 No.19005659
    due to Command's disposition to visit the cinemas to watch an exhilerating tale of ragtag supersoldiers fighting against the evils of transdimensional feudalism, the mission date has been relucantly pushed back a day or so to celebrate the time sensitive nature of this

    Euphoric Day of Genesis.

    > We will resume battle standards in soon times.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 05/06/12(Sun)22:10 No.19005926
    Oh my, look at the time! I do believe it is time for a bump!
    >> [Z-day] Zel !BbMxagFnx. 05/06/12(Sun)22:31 No.19006188
    Easy on the bumpage! The thread isn't going to die in under in under 30 minutes.
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/07/12(Mon)00:46 No.19007760

    That depends on how quickly these dragons mature. It might be awhile yet, and I expect our Science Team won't readily let the opportunity to observe the growth period of wyverns pass them by so easily.
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 05/07/12(Mon)01:03 No.19007904

    On that note it seems our medical team is signing up to be Zoonthropists .... I suppose I'll handle some paperwork on my end...
    >> =BB=[e1]Kraus !!b5IxBuu9REZ 05/07/12(Mon)03:51 No.19009122
    Standing from her desk in the medical tent, leaving the latest pharmaceutical test documents regarding the new combat drugs up for issue half read, Kraus walks out, mumbling an excuse to her mentor. Ema looks up, only surprised in that it was the first time in weeks her student had referred to her as anything other than sis or four-eyes.

    Ever since the Death-God had been brought from Gorgon Island, a pensive mood had been gripping the young soldat. She felt intensely drawn to her, though for what reason specifically she couldn't quite grasp. As if she were tied to her with an invisible string, it felt like there was a connection between them, a gentle tugging on her finger that became more and more persistent with every passing day.
    >> =BB=[e1]Kraus !!b5IxBuu9REZ 05/07/12(Mon)03:52 No.19009126
    Whether she meant to cross the base to where Deus was being kept she wasn't sure. Thinking about it, she wasn't even sure when or where she'd heard where she was being kept in the first place. Looking at the cleared out hotel, it sure didn't seem like the kind of place a death-god would be kept. Presenting her papers and making up some faff about samples and physicals one of the guards salutes her and leads her upstairs to one of the rooms.

    Stepping inside Kraus is momentarily taken aback by what she sees. Rather than a fire-haired shining purple demigoddess, a rather average looking girl sits at the end of the worn bed. She has fair skin and blonde hair, but her Kashirn heritage shows if you know where to look. It's the kind of rare aesthetic that would get her bullied in the village as a bastard child—and singled out by invading soldiers
    >> =BB=[e1]Kraus !!b5IxBuu9REZ 05/07/12(Mon)03:53 No.19009130
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    Kraus's stomach turns slightly as she realizes she has no good reason to be here, and her silence, no matter how momentary, only makes it painfully obvious.
    “Good evening, uh, subject Zwei. I've come to assess your...Preparedness for future training and uuhh assessments under the Voss legion. How are you feeling tonight?” Smooth, Kraus. Real smooth.
    “I am well.” Is all she says, with the kind of blank expectancy of a trained dog sitting on command. It seems too uncanny, compared to the willful creature she saw at Silvia.
    “Good, good...So, tell me, Zwei, let's just do a review of what you've been trained in so far”

    Without skipping a beat, Deus begins extolling the rigors of her daily training. Learning to harness energy, and wield it with precision, letting it manifest slowly and carefully under supervision. It seems like half of it is little more than being taught the glory of the Voss Empire. She sounds like one of the propaganda broadcasts Kraus heard a long time ago. So smugly assured that this way is the one. Like a balloon swollen with hot air rising away from the grasp of the crowd below. It makes her want to puncture it.
    >> =BB=[e1]Kraus !!b5IxBuu9REZ 05/07/12(Mon)03:55 No.19009135
    “...and that's why we must go so slow, even with such immediate need. Without proper order and determination of how to correctly use this power in a measured fashion—”
    “Doaa.” Kraus interjects “Can I call you Doaa? Subject Zwei isn't a name for a young woman.” She says it, without thinking in the tongue of their people, the singing language of the desert. She locks eyes with Deus, holding her position as the blades are drawn in this swordsman's duel.
    “Yes...This is acceptable if it is what you wish, doktor.” the words come out as the tight and measured response to a superior's command. But despite it, Kraus can see her mind racing to process the new development.

    Taking the moment's opening to make the first thrust, Kraus continues
    “You are a tool of the Voss empire, a means to an end. We all are, Doaa, and it is good. But even so, you are a young woman, Doaa, with a heart and a brain.”
    “That is of no consequence, doktor, my heart has no place in the Voss machine” she says it just how she's supposed to, but with the ghost of a grimace as the words are forced past her lips “my superiors are those who should think and feel for me. With the kind of power I hold, there is no time to have doubts, or misconceptions it's—it's inefficient is what it is”
    >> =BB=[e1]Kraus !!b5IxBuu9REZ 05/07/12(Mon)03:55 No.19009138
    “Have you ever considered the power of the gun, Doaa? I mean, think of it” she says drawing her pistol, fondling it in her hands “what's to stop me from walking out of this room right now, pressing the barrel to an officer's temple and pulling the trigger?”
    Doaa listens raptly. The look on her face shows that everything she's been told tells her she should be horrified at the prospect, but she can't help but show a sliver of taboo fascination. It gives her half a moment's pause before she responds, the issue clearly reaching the edges of her lesson plan.
    “Well, of course you'd be hunted down by this whole base of soldiers. That's what happens to corrupt elements, they are exterminated to keep the Voss machine running”
    “But it's not a matter of whether I'll be killed or not, what if that's all I want? To give some asshole a third eye socket before I get ripped? I've been given the power of the gun. Anybody could tell me how to use it, but I'm the one who gets to decide who has more holes at the end of the day than when they woke up”
    They stare at each other for a long time, hardly blinking, never breaking eye contact.
    “...Why are you telling me this?”
    >> =BB=[e1]Kraus !!b5IxBuu9REZ 05/07/12(Mon)03:58 No.19009149
    “Voss is the future, Doaa. And we are the tools that will be used to make that future. I—I don't know what it is. Maybe it's just because you're the only one who speaks my language, or something, I don't know, but I want you to be more than a gun. If you—if we all decide consciously what we're going to do, then we can make that future the one we want, the one we can be proud of. Rather than the future some politician wants, who lets us get dumped in a warehouse to rust until he needs us again.”
    “I'm sure those who lead Voss know what's best...”
    “Yeah, right for them. Right now I've heard there's a huge hooplah just over letting the Emperor rule”
    “Well, who wouldn't have their doubts about a bastard child?” Doaa spits suddenly
    “Exactly, right? But look at 'im, he's the only decent politic I've met. He gives a shit about us, Doaa, that's more than I can say for most of the top brass. They're our leaders, but they're still just people. People who have their own goals and agendas”
    “They are flawed, but they are still those who lead Voss. You said it yourself, Voss is the future.”
    “They lead Voss, but we are Voss. We will take this nation where it will go by our own blood and sweat.”
    >> =BB=[e1]Kraus !!b5IxBuu9REZ 05/07/12(Mon)03:59 No.19009152
    “Put it straight, doktor, what are you getting at here? Why are you prying up so many boards you don't need to, just to get to the same conclusion that you're here now, you're going to fight anyway.”
    “It doesn't matter if it's the same, Doaa. Some day it might not be. Some day it might come down to the enemy having something worth protecting that we want destroyed. Some day the enemy might be another man of Voss. What then? Who has the right to order then?”
    “It's not worth it to think about such arbitrary things. All this “What if” and “possibly” doesn't help anyone, it's just doubt, and questions”
    “So it is. But if you pay attention those questions come up more than you think. Don't consider it, and you're nothing better than a trained bitch barking on command.”
    Doaa's eyes flare, and in an instant she has Kraus by the collar
    “Don't you ever say that to me!”
    “I didn't. You said it yourself in fancier words. No man, no God holds your fate.”
    “Pfeh, 'No man, no God.' Well see what fruit that bears” Doaa says, her practiced expression breaking into a sneer
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)06:41 No.19009960
    Jesus, and I thought Springer RPed a bit too much.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)08:13 No.19010341
    Perhaps it's just making up for the previous lack of roleplaying.
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/07/12(Mon)08:53 No.19010504
    Well, it's good to see that our...re-education of Doaa has gone incredibly well. Shall she be dropping with us into the jungle?
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 05/07/12(Mon)11:05 No.19011282
    Standby sometime tonight/ this afternoon for a mission confirmation.

    [map is still being constructed]
    >> Sldt.Coffee/Tea !xQVJCx6odo 05/07/12(Mon)11:47 No.19011602

    Aye Aye sir!
    >> 2ndLT. Blitz !Kdt2kegU6U 05/07/12(Mon)12:44 No.19012096
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    Soldat, unless you're siamese twins, pick one fireteam leader to designate your unit callsign.
    >> Sldt.Coffee !xQVJCx6odo 05/07/12(Mon)12:50 No.19012151

    Coffee : Well we *are* twins...but not siamese twins. However I guess I'l be taking lead position of this here duo. Sister's just anxious to zap things to dust with the new tech.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)14:45 No.19013181

    Because Alfie and Axel didn't run around with two names in they're tag....Till Axel died anyway
    >> DeahMarshal !9phgYvH10U 05/07/12(Mon)15:08 No.19013460
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    Scouting photos have just come in,
    it seems our struggle to take over this island will be as early as getting on it.

    The canopy cover is mighty, and the ground is all but stable, we'd have to carve out a bit of land for ourselves to make anything as near functional as a firebase.

    As for the uhm... artifact to the north, the science team is already looking into its classification, I'm sure we'll hear from oderkonn soon. He wouldn't pass up an oppurtunity to make this little island base into a research cloud.
    >> =Gun=[Hy]Sol. Burkhard !HbL/CrWg.E 05/07/12(Mon)15:20 No.19013597


    What do you suppose left that there. We could park a halberd into that things mouth just about
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/07/12(Mon)15:44 No.19013818

    There appear to be two clearings--one in the SE and one in the SW. It would probably be a good idea to start with two teams, and work our way up the jungle from there, each team clearing their respective side of the island. We could run Duocopters and Halberds for armor support on both routes. Also, that ridge in the center of the island could be good for a sniper/artillery spotter team or a Destroy-Hazard team. It doesn't look like tanks will be much of an option, though, because of the thick vegetation; looks like infantry will be the stars of this op.

    If anything, I just wish we had some napalm--that tree cover could be hiding anything, from booby traps to enemy soldiers to whatever sorts of native fauna. Speaking of, did the scout reports mention anything about the indigenous species living on the island?
    >> Sldt.Coffee !xQVJCx6odo 05/07/12(Mon)15:56 No.19013925

    Coffee : Sweet merciful drinks! Is that the grown up skull of those little cute things that hatched just a wee bit earlier?
    >> =MM= [HD1] 2nd. Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 05/07/12(Mon)16:15 No.19014135
    No, Soldat. Adult Wyverns are maybe the size of a tank, not the size of an island. We've killed some big beasties before, but this is absurd.

    I want everyone equipped with stun batons for melee combat. If something large lives in these trees, you may have better luck trying to hold it off with shocks than trying to kill it yourself.
    >> Sldt.Coffee !xQVJCx6odo 05/07/12(Mon)16:21 No.19014204

    Not sure if we can have the rods. Unless it replaces the small sidearms we have issued alongside the big energy cannons. While I'm at it better take some berets, wouldn't want to have my head uncovered for anything nasty to fall on.
    >> Elizabet !!aiHSC8PSVO3 05/07/12(Mon)16:30 No.19014311
    "I'll take my chance with my knives. I'm not a fan of field testing prototypes."
    >> DeahMarshal !9phgYvH10U 05/07/12(Mon)16:44 No.19014446

    Ground scouts did not report back after 10 minutes.. so no.
    >> DeahMarshal !9phgYvH10U 05/07/12(Mon)16:45 No.19014460
    The stun batons are actually a complementary option, it replaces your side arm, however.

    So declaring the use of one denies you the other.
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 05/07/12(Mon)16:49 No.19014499
    " You may not realize it, but these skylands generate their own gravity, much like a planetoid. So it's not unlikely for larger things to have developed on these skylands... however the proposed size of this apex predator worries men, in of the fact that it has the features of being predated....
    >> Sldt.Coffee !xQVJCx6odo 05/07/12(Mon)16:53 No.19014536

    Tea : Vell if zhis theory can put a vew of ze men at ease, perhaps ze gigantic beast died ov natural causes like old age or lack ov food from it's ridiculous large size?
    >> Oderkonn !9phgYvH10U 05/07/12(Mon)16:54 No.19014546

    Our paranormal team has been preparing musical compositions to the effect. We hope it eases the terror you feel in your heart.

    >> [K3]Sdt.Soleam !!vrJ8rnRo1w2 05/07/12(Mon)18:18 No.19015646
    I'm hopeful my first time will go well.
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/07/12(Mon)19:41 No.19016841

    That's...troubling news, Marshal. I'll prepare my team accordingly.
    >> [HIs1]Sgt Tao !0YaIB40KUM 05/07/12(Mon)21:17 No.19017998
    "I am sorry for my silence, I have had some difficulty incorporating the effects of this new "energy weapon" into my steed. Fear not I will not be hindered in combat, though I must ask which form you wish for me to take in the coming battle my prince."

    >Absorb a vehicle mounted HerrBlitz
    >> =BB= [Sk] Sgt. Lennox !CCpwpbxBgE 05/07/12(Mon)22:14 No.19018516
    "Right boys, switch up the musical instruments with your guns, the real show's about to begin."
    "I heard we're about to go to a jungle island?"
    "Yeah, with scary creatures too. Scouting team's not reporting back, last I heard."
    "Let's see how scary they are when we pop out of their closet!"
    "But Waldorf, I don't think they have closets in there."
    "Then we should make a portable closet and drop it there!"
    "Why not raise the stakes and drop an outhouse on them?"
    The skeletons clatter and cackle all the way to the briefing room.
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 05/07/12(Mon)22:41 No.19018777
    Game Confirmed for tonight-

    Report in and make preparations.

    A pre-game will run, but the main push will likely be tomorrow. Pace yourselves.

    >Tuesday will also be a big game day !
    >> [H]Elizabet !!aiHSC8PSVO3 05/07/12(Mon)22:44 No.19018809
    >> =MM= [HD1+3dcmg-adce] 2nd. Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 05/07/12(Mon)22:53 No.19018926
    >Reporting in

    Tag updated for call-in options and escort wing.
    >> [MZday]White !!L2zyfu679cs 05/07/12(Mon)22:55 No.19018952
    Reporting in.
    >> [AP][Hy1]Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 05/07/12(Mon)22:56 No.19018966
    Fire support reporting in, deploying with a team of Ironkits already in my crew slots due to my NCA.
    >> =IH= [LwR1] MSgt. Elfriede !!e9KJRg3dDSf 05/07/12(Mon)23:04 No.19019063
    "All set."
    >> [Btl1mm]SFC.Alfie !3QUDPTn2Js 05/07/12(Mon)23:08 No.19019098
    >> =GC=[FO2-gag+dmg] 2ndLt. Blitz !Kdt2kegU6U 05/07/12(Mon)23:14 No.19019162
    About time we looked into what this dump's about.
    >> Sldt.Coffee !xQVJCx6odo 05/07/12(Mon)23:20 No.19019232
    >> =MM= [HD1+3dcmg-adce] 2nd. Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 05/07/12(Mon)23:24 No.19019263

    Don't forget your unit designation and standard-issue hat or helmet, Soldat.
    >> Sldt.Coffee !xQVJCx6odo 05/07/12(Mon)23:26 No.19019288
    I assume it would be [DH + Beret + Energy Cannon(name to be corrected)] ?? Destroy Hazard.
    >> [HIs1]Sgt Tao !0YaIB40KUM 05/07/12(Mon)23:27 No.19019294
    Ready and waiting.
    >> =MM= [HD1+3dcmg-adce] 2nd. Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 05/07/12(Mon)23:42 No.19019439
    Pretty sure the tag you're looking for is =Bb= [Dhz1], Coffee.
    >> [AP][Hy1]Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 05/07/12(Mon)23:46 No.19019487
    Current Roster:

    [AP][Hy1]Cpt. Iceheart

    =IH= [LwR1] MSgt. Elfriede
    =Bb= [Dhz1] Sldt.Coffee
    =GC=[FO2-gag+dmg] 2ndLt. Blitz

    =MM= [HD1+3dcmg-adce] 2nd. Lt. Otso von Claude
    [HIs1]Sgt Tao
    >> Sldt.Coffee !xQVJCx6odo 05/07/12(Mon)23:52 No.19019553
    (Thanks for the help iceheart. I'm having trouble making sense of some of the training program things, picking up on it now along with items and all.)
    >> =BB= [Sk] Sgt. Lennox !CCpwpbxBgE 05/07/12(Mon)23:53 No.19019564
    We are here!
    >> =IH= [K1] Korber !iaGTzjaelU 05/07/12(Mon)23:53 No.19019565
    Reporting in.
    >> =MM= [HD1+3dcmg-adce] 2nd. Lt. Otso von Claude !!Q8arC9Fqv2r 05/07/12(Mon)23:53 No.19019568
    Also would like to mention that for those interested, we have an irc channel at:

    #skirmishquest on the Rizon network.
    >> [AP][Hy1]Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 05/07/12(Mon)23:58 No.19019606
    It is vital that you have the correct tag in your name during the actual mission, or your actions won't go through.

    [AP][Hy1]Cpt. Iceheart

    =IH= [K1] Korber
    =BB= [Sk1] Sgt. Lennox
    =IH= [LwR1] MSgt. Elfriede
    =Bb= [Dhz1] Sldt.Coffee
    =GC=[FO2-gag+dmg] 2ndLt. Blitz


    =MM= [HD1+3dcmg-adce] 2nd. Lt. Otso von Claude
    [HIs1]Sgt Tao
    >> =Bb= [Dhz1] Sldt.Coffee !xQVJCx6odo 05/08/12(Tue)00:06 No.19019694
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)00:11 No.19019755
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    >hours between posts
    >no new players in months
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)00:14 No.19019770
    It's like this is the first IH thread you've been in.
    >> =Bb=[FO-vv-+hp] SSgt Cotton !!9Fl1g8eDF/c 05/08/12(Tue)00:41 No.19020063

    Ready to fight!
    >> =GC=[FO2-gag+dmg] 2ndLt. Blitz !Kdt2kegU6U 05/08/12(Tue)00:46 No.19020108

    You must be a former player to give this much of a shit to actually pick up on that. How's it feel being a civilian ?
    >> [AP][Hy1]Cpt. Iceheart !!VMJuvVuY6J8 05/08/12(Tue)01:34 No.19020599

    Move out!
    >> DeathMarshal !9phgYvH10U 05/08/12(Tue)01:35 No.19020605

    THE Mission has begun, GO FORTH ! FOR VOSS !

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