You are Gerald DeFlynn. After returning from a successful job, and spending nearly all the money earned on a new zoid and base upgrades, you get some practice in for the much anticipated battle against Stone Age. Though low ranked like you, the veteran pilots will likely push you and your teammates.You awaken at dawn, having gotten a good nights sleep. As usual, the battle won't take place till noon.>What do?
Go chat with teammates
Make Breakfast. A nice one, some variety. Brain food.
>>19128969Pilot Stats:Shelling: 6Maneuver: 3CRC: 2Affinity: 3Traits:SandwiseBandit HaterPersonal Assets:Molga10,600 creditsOne side armOne heavy Anti-Zoid Rifle.Team Assets:One DemantisOne Zabre FangOne Hound SoldierOne Cannon TortoiseOne GordosOne HeldigunnersOne GuysackOne MalderOne Gustav (Moderate Damage)50,000 credits1,400 credits worth of ammoOthers:Red Horn,Damaged, Sub weapons missing.Guysack and Malder spare partsBeam cannonElectromagnetic beam cannon1 Molga's worth of partsSidewinder base:Storage-Lv. 3 =10 Squares(1medium zoid per square)Fortifications-Lv.3Security-Lv.4To upgrade to the next level:Storage-60,000Fortification-30,000Security-8,000
Lets bump up the Security to 6 because it's so cheap.Any one have Ideas on what zoids to use? I was thinking of the usual- Molga, Hound Soldier, and Demantis.My idea for strategy is Molga burrow then try to assassinate, while the Hound and Demantis attack them as soon as we pop up. Basically rush them.
>>19128984>>19128988You head to the kitchen, and meet Audrey, who gives you a cheerful good morning. Vince and Eri don't usually get up until 7.With the dark skinned girl assisting you, you make a large breakfast of eggs, sausage, pancakes and muffins. When you've finished setting the food out, Eri comes in the room, and Vince follows shortly."Always the early bird." he says, sitting down. "You ready for the battle today?""As ready as I can be." you answer. The whole battle plan hinges on you disabling Morgan, honestly your feeling a bit of pressure. You've had worse, though."I'll finish up working on your zoids cannon and doing a further shakedown of the Cord layer." Eri says helpfully.>What do?
>>19129093Whoops, I forgot to update my notes.upgrade cost should read like this:Storage-75,000Fortification-40,000Security-15,000
go for a run in the molga, try to relax a bit while mentally preparing.
>>19129266you won't be able to with Eri fixing up the cannon
Forgot to add Det cord silk dispenser.
>>19129348the red horn moves doesn't it?
>>19129388it indeed does
>>19129402well let's take it for a run.
We were goign to have Audrey take some test runs in the Zaber werent we?We can do both
>>19129408You excuse yourself from the table and head down to the hanger. On the way, Rick meets you in the hall."Mornin', dude.""Hey, Rick," you return, "just now getting up?""Yeah, I had a lot to sleep on."You give him a pat on the shoulder. "I know. Take all the time you need. Maybe in our next battle you can go out." He grins in appreciation and waves goodbye.You nearly forgot where the Red Horn was stowed, but you find it in the hanger. Now with its armor fully repaired, it looks truly fierce, dignified even. The bandit that used it prior nearly killed Sarah, and might have if you hadn't been there. You don't blame the zoid though.You get in, and steer it out the hanger doors, before taking off in a run. The acceleration pulls you back in your seat, that's having legs for you.The controls respond a bit roughly as you head down the sandy plains."Feisty, are we?" you say playfully. "Well, I assure you I'm much better than your last master." Gradualy you get the hang of the much heavier zoid, and it becomes more obedient. You spot a formation of rocks on the wayside, and realize they'd make a great practice target.>Take aim and fire.>Dino Damage!
>>19129582OPEN FIRE!Laugh maniacally as we blow the rocks to bit.Also when are we going to spend eeps from all the missions we've done lately?
rolled 3 = 3>>19129582we have a CC attack with this right? Charge it!
>>19129124Is that picture supposed to be Audrey?I always imagined her to be pale, with long black hair which can bscure her face
>>19129594You don't spend Exp, you spend ability points, that you get from leveling up.>>19129714Her original description was having dark skin, dark hair. The pic isn't quite what I had in mind but its the closest I can find
>>19129582Fire all the guns have fun.
>>19129991(ffs, right as I nearly type out a default response, I get a tie breaker)You level the Linear cannon at the formation, and let loose. You hold back firing any missiles, those things are costly.The formation erupts as a larger stone is flung into the air, you line up the recitals and blast it out of the sky. Feeling quite satisfied, you head back to base.Stowing the Horn, you see that there's still an hour before you need to start heading out.>What do?(have a corrected Red Horn stat sheet
>>19130061Confer with the other pilotes, hash out the plan (recap for those who have for gotten) then leave to get at the battle field early.
>>19130168sensible enough plan
>>19130168>arriving at the battlefield earlyI seriously hope you guys don't do this>MiyamotoMusashi.jpg
>>19130168You find your teammates in the meeting room. "You guys want to go over the plan some more?" you say."We were doing just that, actualy." Vince says, gesturing at the moniter. It displays a diagram of the Mammoth zoid. "The main thing to watch out here is this, the main Linear Laser gun." He points to the zoids trunk. "A direct hit from that for any of us, and we're down. No exceptions."Audrey shudders at the thought. "We can at least see where its aimed at, right?""Yeah, but if Morgan's half as good as the rumors say, he'll be able to lead his shots if we leave ourselves out in the open. The best way to avoid it is keep something between ourselves and the gun's firing zone, wether it's terrain or his own teammates.">What say?>>19130227Haha!
>>19128990Pretty sure we paid to get the Red Horn fixed last thread, when we upgraded the base. Is its status not been updated yet, or is it still shown as borked because there hasn't been time to actually repair it yet?
>>19130324you're going to, but you had like, 2 hours on base before you went to sleep. You just need to get all the guns and a bit more armor replaced, and you're golden
>>19130341Okay, just making sure.
>>19130271what's the plan agains? something about det cord?
>>19130385the plan is for Audrey and Vince to pin down, distract them long enough to dig underneath the Mammoth and collapse the ground, thereby trapping it and rendering immobile/inefective
>>19130385Audry and Vince distract the enemy team, while we stealth and dig under their formation. Once under their main pillar, the Elephander, we collapse the ground under it with Zoid-grade Det Cord. Come to think of it, at that close range we could probably fire with our close range laser thing, you know, the one that shreds armor.
>>19130402If vince can keep the other two busy Audrey should be able to keep the mammoth chasing it's tail in CRC but without engaging while we get beneath it, my main concern is Vince getting taken down before we can bring the mammoth down. We're only going to be able to keep pulling sneaky shit off for so long before it explodes in our face.
>>19130456Which is why Vince suggested you not cloak or burrow until the most opportune moment.Vince changes the display to another diagram, this time the team's vanguard, the Zabre."This has the same load out as Audrey's, it's what will harras us from outside their defensive formation. It's by far the fastest and most maneuverable asset they have, we'll have to make sure we keep him busy.">Comments?
>>19130512until we get our chance, shooting it should probably be our second priority after not being shot by the mammoth
>>19130512What do AEZ and TEZ stand for? Also, I guess we'll speed around shelling from the edge of the formation until we see our opportunity.
>>19130578I honestly don't know. They don't tell what the various acronyms mean in the wiki. I think A means either Anti(zoid), Automatic, or Accelerated. E probably means either energy or electromagnetic.I gues T stands for tail. really i don't know, that's just how it was listed
>>19130512Ok, we ought to be able to take potshots at it, and if it wanders too far out of formation you two can get some serious damage in. Audrey don't try to take him on alone, you're good but he's been piloting the Zabre for a lot longer than you have. He'll want to lure you out of formation so only go for it if he's really far and pushing his luck.
>>19130648Audrey nods. "I'll do what I can."Lastly, the monitor shows the Geruder, the most archaic of the enemy zoids. "This thing is the middle man, so to speak." Vince explains. "It's a light class zoid, but it's armor is pretty thick, especialy around the front. It's suprisingly fast, too, and can move inside the formation to cover either of its team mates. His guns aren't as big, and mostly don't have as much range, but they pack a punch. Do NOT try to engage him head on, that's what it was designed for.">Comments?
>>19130713Stay at range, keep on circling it if you can, try to shoot at the Mammoth from more than one direction so he can't shield the guy. Fortunately he won't be shielding the Zaber as much given how much it's going to be moving around. He's on the lowest priority, highest is keeping them pinned and thinking it's an attrition war, second is punishing any over-extension the Zaber makes. If we can get him out of the running our life is much easier. Given the Mammoths armaments and skill holing it is the best chance and once we take him down we can just blow the Geruder to pieces from a distance. Play it safe, keep to cover. When it's time to burrow I'll go invisible, get to a closer hidden spot, burrow and pull what I'm known for, being a sneaky tricky bastard.
>>19130759Vince smiles. "More or less what I had in mind. The trickiest part is the beginning." He brings up a display with you and Stone Age shown on a map. Seems the battlefield this time is a wide canyon with low walls. Almost looks like an arena. "We need to fake them out with a frontal attack, then pull back without any of us going down to get them committed." He ponders with his eyes closed. "My thinking is that we'll feint a counter push, and you take that chance to slip in from below. Me and Audrey can split away to divide their attention and hopefully keep the Mammoth in place. We may not get a second chance to ground him, so you need to be sure he'll sink before you detonate. Any questions?">Questions>Onward to battle!
>>19130857That looks like a good plan, I like this canyon thing, plenty of cover and places to burrow. Ask about the dirt type that's there, how unstable it usually would be, look over the geography to see if we can spot bits that might be more unstable and likely to collapse with some help.
>>19130857> Almost looks like an arena.>arenawell...
>>19130920shush>>19130906Vince informs you that it's mostly dirt in the battlefield, some sand and clay further down. You won't have any trouble digging.>Anything else?
>>19130978Can't think of anything, just notes to be careful, play it safe and to say something inspiring.We've got a battle to win with dirty tactics.
hmm, we seem prepared enoughlets kick some ass!
rolled 8, 5, 9, 10, 5 = 37>>19131023Your teammates resolved, and food packed, you all load up. Eri has the Molga and Gordos loaded on the Gustav."I'll be running operational support this time." she tells you. "The radar on the Gordos will let me monitor the whole battlefield, even outside the designated area."You thank her and hop in, exiting the base. Rick gives you an enthusiastic send off.Reaching the battefield some 60 miles directly east, you and your team set up on one side of the canyon wall, staring down your opponent far across the opposite end.["Ey, there, boyo!"] Morgan's booming voice...booms over the com. ["Glad you accepted our challenge. Though I got to wonder what you needed so long for. You up to something?""I may have cooked up something, or I may not." You answer back. "You'll just have to wait and see."["Dahaha!"] the older man laughs. ["That's good, I wanted an interesting match."]The judge drops, and makes his usual speech. Aparently the whole canyon has an area of 10 miles. <Area scanned. Battlefield set up. The Stone Age team versus the Sidewinders team. Battlemode 0982. Ready...FIGHT!>Both teams make their way into the canyon, Morgan's teammates quickly forming up around them. You try to keep pace with Audrey and Vince's zoids, but hang back a bit to not make yourself a target.>What do?(Make with the dice rolling)
follow the others shoot any targets of opportunity
rolled 6 = 6>>19131197oops
fuck what was our battle plan again?short version please, i'm trying to remember what vince said about us not digging in too early
>>19131152Stay behind the others, take pot shots, focus on the Zaber for now. Fake a frontal attack then lure them in, get them over confident and thinking that they outgun us and have more aces then us, but we have some detcord up our sleeve.
rolled 6 = 6>>19131267Pop that Zaber!
rolled 8, 3, 6, 9, 6 = 32>>19131220Push, pull, pretend to push again so you can dig.>>19131267>>19131197You move in behind and to the side of Vince's Hound and take a shot at the Zabre. He evades partially, but you land a glancing his on his flank. Everyone exchanges fire, Audrey and the Geruder missing brilliantly.["AUGH!"] Vince cries out, as a well aimed shot from Morgan knocks the Houndsoldier's leg out from under him, causing him to stumble and fall.["Best to take you out quickly."] remarks the Zabre pilot as he too shoots Vince. The Hound rocks back, but the sturdy armor manages to hold, as Vince fires back with a growl. The Buster cannons fire off a brilliant violet light, sheering off the enemy's Missile pod and melting some of its armor on the rear flank.["Edge! Get back!"] Morgan barks.["Oh no!"] Eri says over the com. ["Vince's leg has been damaged, he wont be able to get up for a bit to retreat, you have to cover him!"]>What do?
>>19131359You heard the lady, covering fire! Audrey should run interference, drawing fire to herself (but hopefully avoiding it)
rolled 9 = 9>>19131359Make it look like in our panic we're on open coms, cover Vince Audrey, we need to buy him enough time to regroup, we can still do this. Keep on firing at the Zabre as Vince "limps" to cover. Audrey runs interference and avoids getting shot while pumping more fire downrange.
>>19131398Derp, forgot to roll. May as well use this fellow's >>19131405 9 for whatever we do.
rolled 10, 1, 9, 2, 9 = 31>>19131405"Audrey, covering fire!" you say frantically. "Don't let them close in on us."["R-roger!"] she says, sounding a bit panicked, which actually works in your favor. She runs in front of the downs Houndsoldier, firing off some shots with her main cannon before hopping to avoid Morgan's counter attack. Her shots are deftly blocked by the Geruder, but Lode fails to hit her with his clumsy return fire.Vince, showing that even wounded the Hound is to be feared, fires his Buster Cannon once more. The Geruder attempts to block, but only gets the tip of its frill to intercept, a good deal of the shot melting through and hitting the Mammoth in the leg."You ok?" you ask in a more secure line while firing your Laser mgs. ["I'll walk it off."] he says, figuratively. He raises the Hound back on its legs. "Let's pull back for the next phase."]"Okay, " you say back, "let's...">Head further down the canyon>Pull back towards the wall
>>19131544>Pull back towards the wallPutting out backs to the wall? Just the kind of rookie mistake they'll expect from people using open comms. Also, what's with the Buster Cannon? The way Eri and Vince were talking about it it sounded like something to rival a charged Particle Beam, but so far it just seems like a strong rotary cannon.
rolled 4 = 4>>19131564And dice if needed
rolled 99 = 99>>19131544Head further down the Canyon, it ought to be thinner there and our sand trap will be more effective. We just did some damage to the Mammoths leg so the sand trap ought to be even more effective.
>>19131588Gah, accidentally put another 0 in, though given the results I don't really want to reroll it.
>>19131588this backs to the wall hurts us to much to be worth the fake out.
rolled 3 = 3>>19131588If you count the numbers in tens, thats a solid 10. Oh well.
rolled 9, 9, 10, 3, 1 = 32>>19131564It gives him a long range option, which he was lacking. His burst cannon was only for medium range. Also it melted through the Geruder's shield, you saying that's not good enough?>>19131601(its 2 9s, its good enough)"Ok, let's head for the clearing further downhill. I'll have a good chance to disappear when we push back."["Zabre's coming back around."] Eri warns. ["Audrey, head for south, don't get committed."]The girl confirms and goes to follow you down as the other team bombards you. Edge jumps out at Audrey, who's guarding the rear. She get's him with a solid shot, but he wades through and makes a gash in her shoulder with his Laser Zabres. She immediately kicks him away with her back legs and runs back toward the two of you as the rest of Stone Age tries to reposition and follow.["Ok, here it comes."] Vince states. ["We'll push them back while you do your thing, look carefully for your window."] he brings the Hound around and joins Audrey, before they begin their counter charge.>What do?
rolled 3 = 3Gonna put out another vote for deeper in the canyon since we could also find some terrain to duck around and start digging. Also make it a slow firing retreat and try to slow down one of them so the whole group slows.
rolled 6 = 6>>19131718Oh, actually missed the part where it managed to melt through. Nevermind.Head for any cover we can find where the enemy would lose LoS to us, then engage stealth and begin burrowing towards the Elephander.
>>19131718Get to concealment and dive. Set up the drill of detcord at a point below the Mammoth that we are sure we'll be able to get him or at least lure him to with ease. Make sure we're using enough detcord, the Mammoth probably has more stable footing than the Gordos, aim for excess in this.
While we are under we could also set up some explosives along the cliff face and drop some rocks on the mammoth after to prevent cannon use (also to disrupt the other 2 with some minor damage).
>>19131811If we get the Mammoth buried it'll be pretty much boned. We'll just tell him that he's about 10-20 feet under and he's playing with a Molga who can shoot underground, turn off your Zoid or I'll turn it off for you.After that dropping rocks could be fun, but priority on getting him stuck as fast as possible, we don't want to give them a chance to find our disappearance odd and to take countermeasures.
rolled 3 = 3>>19131842I wouldn't trust him not to use his 3d radar ears to scan for us once he knows we're there though. I say once he's in the hole, we peg him with the Blaster Cannon.
>>19131874No need for that, if we're close enough to blaster cannon him he might be able to hit us, just stay outside his weapons ranges, which are going to be short as all hell underground, and if he refuses to shut down his Zoid and place himself out of the match we use the Sand Shooter and shoot him in his underbelly a dozen times.
rolled 10, 7, 6, 1, 2 = 26>>19131755>>19131764You follow after them. using the shadow they provide and a convenient rocky hill to cover you as you dig into the ground. You head deep down and head towards the Mammoth, your trek easier thanks to Eri providing you with real time coordinates.You move around the formation as inconspicuously as you can, honing in on the Mammoth's position. So far so good, there's no sign that Morgan or anyone has realized wht you're doing. However the Mammoth refuses to stay still, it seems your teammates are having trouble pinning it down.["They're taking a beating up there."] Eri informs you over a secure line. ["Both have taken some bad hits, you need to do something, and quick."]>Wait.>Try to get him while he moves.>Others
>>19131944Set it up at a position that the others are going to be able to lure him to, a good firing position a bit higher that they can make him go for by taking cover really difficult to hit through except from there.
>>19131944Is there any place around here, that'll block him in? If we could get one of them to lure him or something?
rolled 9, 9, 5, 4, 1 = 28>>19131966"Tell them to fall back to cover, I'll try to get Morgan as he moves for a better firing angle."["Gotcha."]>MeanwhileAudrey jumped to the side to avoid the Mammoth's linear gun, firing off a counter shot. It manages to connect, despite Lode's best effort to intercept. Vince covers her with a volley from his Burst cannon.Edge tries to attack Audrey again and tackles her, knocking her into the air with him."Use its center of gravity..." she mumbles to herself through the impact. Her zoid shifts in mid air and turns, striking the other Zabre with its claw and carrying it along with her, pinning it hard into the ground. She would have used her secondary weapons, but fire from the others forced her to evade.["You guys, pull back into cover before you get cut down!"] Eri's voice reaches her ears."Alright." the girl answers attentively, bringing the Zabre Fang back down hill. Vince joins her, using some of his chase missiles to cover their retreat.>How did you make your trap? >Also roll d10 for effectiveness
rolled 1 = 1>>19132210The drill design worked last time. We want it to collapse him into as deep a sink hole as possible. We know where he's heading to get the shot so we can set it up there. Make sure to compensate for the different ground type by laying down an awful lot of detcord.
rolled 9 = 9>>19132210Make a Drill under him, go heavy on the detcord, make the canyon shake.
rolled 3 = 3>>19132236Shit we need a better roll
rolled 9 = 9>>19132210OUR DRILL WILL SHAKE HEAVEN AND HELL!
rolled 6 = 6>>19132210a slit trench perpendicular to his approach
I think an average 5.5 is good enough. Stop with the rolling!
rolled 8, 2, 6, 6, 4 = 26>>19132243>>19132236(you better be fucking glad I always use the best roll for the same plan)Morgan grinned as he went in for the final strike. They'd put up a great fight, far better than he had expected, the girl in the Zabre completely made a fool of Edge. "I'll have to rib him about that later." he snickered to himself as his Mammoth took another step forward. Just a little closer. Then their cover would-Morgan's head was thrown back in his seat as the ground shook and gave way under neath him violently."The bloody duece!?" he bellowed, as the zoid he'd always been proud of fell right into a pit that was not there moments ago.["Morgan!"] Lode said frantically. The thick headed oaf, keep your eyes on the enemy!It was too late, though, and the Houndsoldier made use of the opening, taking his zoid to maximum speed and rushing past the firing angle of the Geruder. As it tried to reposition, the Hound dashed into ranged, coming around the side and spearing Lode with its Cross Lance, right behind the Geruder's armored frill. At that point you popped your head out of the soil, right in front of the Mammoth's canopy, well out of range of any of its nasty weapons."Uncle?" you generously offer.Morgan is quiet for a moment, then bursts into throaty laughter.["Gahahaha! You got us, Boyo!"]
>>19132373So does that mean they surrender or shall we continue with the onslaught?
>>19132373I think that counts as a surrender, the Geruder is down, the Mammoth is down and the Zaber is hurt. Laugh along with him. I have been waiting to pull that trick on you for the past few days. Nobody ever expects MOLGA STRONG TACTICS! As my father said, be a sneaky fuck when you can, it pays off.I'll buy you a beer once we dig you out of there.
>>19132373So we've settled the endless debate of 'can a caterpiller take on an elephant?'. Guess so!
>>19132431Everyone else has wolves, dogs, turtles, elephants, every variety of dinosaur, lions, tigers, bears, but what stands above them all is a fucking caterpillar. Don't fuck with Molga. MOLGA STRONG
>>19132399(sorry, had to change some batteries)<The Battle is over, the Battle is over!> the judge anounces upon recieving the surrender notice.<The winner is...the Sidewinders team!>"I'll be damned." Morgan says, patting you on the shoulder. Hard. "Dropping me down a hole? That's never happened to me or anyone I know in all my years.""If it makes you feel any better, you're not the first one I've done this to." you say with a grin. He bursts into more laughter."Bah! What are you laughing about?" Lode grumbles as he comes over to check on his teammate. "We got whipped by a couple of youngsters.""Be quiet, Lode!" Morgan barks. "There's always a time where someone gets beaten, and this time it was our turn." He looks at you. "That applies to you as well, boyo. You'll run into someone who can outsmart you. Don't start thinking you're invincible.""Trust me, man, I had quite a wakeup call in that regards recently. Now let's get this guy out of here."It takes the Gustave, the Gordos, and both you and Audrey to pull the heavy Mammoth out of the hole. You had to make it deeper than the one you sunk the Gordos in, do to it's more prominent legs. You finally manage, though, and Morgan and his bunch thank you. "We'll have to save the pleasantries for another time." he tells you. "Right now we got to get our zoids back and fixed up. We usually hang out in Hayden, stop by sometime, we'll buy you a round."With one last hearty handshake, they Get in their Gustav and head out. You do much the same, and head for home.>What do?
so i believe we can say good match and we should ask them out to drink afterwards no hard feelings after all (they are a good group).
>>19132565Treat the team to victory dinner. Invite the vanquished opponents in good taste, since we could probably pick up a few bits of advice from the old timer.
>>19132596>>19132571This.How much did we get from the fight by the way?Did the upgrades for everything happen overnight or something?
dose Audry live near here if so we could visit her. also we should make friends with team raptor there cool kids (plus if we play our cards right there parents may be able to kook us up with cool toys). also fix our zoids.
>>19132596See if we can't get the Zaber Fang pilot to give some lessons to Audrey. We could give'em our mom's autograaaaaph. Yes. I'm milking the fact that our mom is awesome.Ew. Gross mental image.
>>19132565MOLGA STRONG. Take the team out for dinner, we just won a tough match, tell Eri that the det cord worked like a dream. We might want to call up our folks and see if they watched our fight, they probably enjoyed it.>>19132633You mean Sarah, Audrey lives with us, and it's a bit of a drive, not too out of the way but not close. I agree with broing it up with Team Raptor, I like Adam, he's crazy and fight obsessed but still a pretty cool guy. Anyone who starts a conversation with a boxing match has to be awesome.
>>19132618nah, Eri's dad is still working on everything. Priority on storage, since you need it. Should be finished up in a few days.And speaking of:>Prize money: 5,000>Ammo: -1,000>Repairs: -2,500>Projected gain: 1,500>Sidewinder rank: 87th>You have Leveled Up!>Audrey has Leveled Up!How do you want to spend your ability points? Both you and Audrey got one each.
>>19132668I say we add one to our CRC and whats Audrey stats?We should have like a copy pasta for our other teammates too.
>>19132668forgot Audrey's statsAudrey:Shelling: 3CRC: 5Maneuv.: 5Affinity: 3TraitsUnusual Reflexes:Can make an evasion roll, even while attacking.Fast learner:Picks up new things at incredible speed.
>>19132668Maneuvering for us and shelling for Audrey.We don't need no CQC if we can always keep our distance
>>19132668Screw CRC, Maneuver, we're going to be using Zoids other than Molga in the near future and we want to make full use of them. That or Affinity, we could use some luck after our Zoid froze.>>19132683She won't get anything out of another point in Maneuv at this juncture, I'd say CRC, get it to 6, the point where any upgrades after that take more, we'll focus on Shelling next.
I say we should both add to maneuver. Don't get hit means that we don't have to repair stuff.
>>19132683I say we add one to her shelling.
CRC for Audreyand Shelling or Maneuver for Flynnhmm, Maneuver!
>>19132655yes i did what is Audrys stats
affinity or shelling then? she doesn't need more maneuver with her current zoid
>>19132697>>19132694We tend to always get up close and use our laser cutter though. Especially when digging.
>>19132694>>19132697>>19132698>>19132702>>19132707>>19132712Manuever for Gerald and Shelling for Audrey?
i say crc for her and affinity for us
>>19132732aye, unless we can spend our xp point on getting a new trait.
>>19132732agreed. affinity next level though
>>19132732Eh. We tend to use slow zoids, with low manuevers. So it'd be useless for us right now. I'd stick with CRC, with all the up close combat we do underground.
but we cant use the maneuver right now the affinity is a;ways good
The Redhorn even has a lower maneuverability then the molga. I'd say until we get another zoids with a higher maneuverability, we should wait. We could atleast get CRC up to three along with our other stats. Marioing it up.
we already exceed the red horns maneuver ability, so affinity and shelling then
>>19132732CRC for Audrey, that's her strength, if not, add it to her maneuver
>>19132785also i think Audry would do better to specialize than to be a Mario but ether way is fine for her
>>19132818the zaber fang has a lot of guns and she's at it's maneuver rating already, so shelling for audrey.
>>19132811Look at the updated stats, it's Man is 4 and we'll be using it a lot in the future. We used Molga here to pull off dirty tricks.I'd prefer CRC for Audrey but I'm fine with shelling.
>>19132834I say we should Mario it up. Audrey can specialize. (Nogram, is that you?)
>>19132851so it is, maneuver and shelling then.
i have been voting affinity for Gerald but crc is also acceptable
>>19132757traits aren't purchased, they're set for each character, and unlocked as you progress.Gerald's Maneuver is now 4, about average. You feel more confident with zoids that are more maneuverable. Like your Red Horn.Audrey's Shelling is now 4, about average. She's as good a shot as Eri, at least.You reach your base and unload the zoids. Eri sighs as she looks at the Zabre and Hound. "This is becoming an unfortunate trend.""That's how it goes." You say as you walk beside her. "Those guys were ridiculously out of their weight class to begin with, we're lucky getting away with this much."I guess." she sighs. "This is still going to be a lot of work.""Nope, you aren't lifting a finger."She looks at you, bewildered. "But-" you put a finger to her lips."You're taking a break. No buts." you say firmly. She slumps in defeat."Alright, fine. But these aren't fixing themselves.""We'll worry about that later."You can have you're victory dinner later, but you have some time.>What do?
shelling for Audrey, Affinity for Gerald
>>19132853nope never herd of him.>>19132883What?!we were still debating? the manuver.
>>19132883If it makes you feel better think about their mechanic, they'll be scrubbing dirt out of the Mammoth for a solid week. What to do, put on some music in the hanger bay and do some swing dancing or something along those lines. Our mother probably taught us how when we were young, she thought it'd be a good way for us to meet women.
>>19132883Red Horn repair and weapon tune up somewhatAudrey TimeSpend some of those 800 Vince bucks on a nice bottle of bubbly to drink with Eri ontop of the Molga/Redhorn during sunset/moonlight travel guised as a test run of new repairs.If we need to head into town for the bubbly, our new Sinker, from the couple we salvaged, should get us there quick enough
>>19132853nope, this is>>19132818fuck, really wanted maneuver for her, oh well
>>19132943She won't get any more mileage out of maneuver until she changes zoids or we somehow tune the Zaber to have 6 maneuver.
get the others together, let them know how hard eri has been pushing herself and come up with a plan to fix the zoids
i think the consensus is crc both waysus to Mario her to specilize
>>19132954you want to raise our permanent stats based on our CURRENT zoids?that's a novel concept for me, usually work the other way around?
>>19132937>>19132934secondedwe should cook a big celebratory diner with Audrey. then hang out with her then tomorrow pamper out mechanic.
>>19132999The Zaber is a reasonably long term upgrade as far as I can tell, it's a damn solid choice. We'll get more ability points as we go on and both Shelling and CRC has large long term and short term benefits. You can't spend your entire time planning for the future, you miss the immediate present.
>>19132999.it is my understanding that both the zaber fang and the red horn/molga are the zouds we plan to use for the easily foreseeable future and thus a boost to maneuver will take a long time to matter but other things will benefit right now plus we can boost maneuver later in the long run i want to boost it just not till we can use the boost so in short yesas opposed to boosting a stat we cant use till later instead of waiting till then to boost it.
>>19132937You realize she hates alcohol in all forms, right?>>19132934"Heh, yeah, you really did a number on HEY, what are you doing?" she says as you pull into the middle of the hanger. "Making sure you relax." you say, pulling her close. She blushes a bit, as you start swinging back and forth. And tripping."You kind of suck at this." says the Amber haired girl, right as she steps on your foot."Why, hello, missus Pot, you can call me Kettle."She giggles a bit. "So are you going to whisk me away for a candlelight dinner or something?""Some other time, I was thinking we could all go have nice dinner to celebrate, maybe invite the guys from Stone Age.""They seem nice." She comments. "Well, except for that Lode guy, he's kinda mean.""Yeah, a bit."You keep dancing for a half hour or so, and then part after a long hug. She's gone to get ready for dinner.>Work on the Red Horn>Call people(who?)>Freshen up for dinner
>>19133100Is there anyway we can work on the red horn while chatting with our parents about the match? If not, call them and talk about the match, then go work on the redhorn a bit.
>>19133100Get some work done on the horn since we'll need to get used to get it operating for our next battle/mission.One thing though we should look into retiring the Molga soon since we've only lasted this long through luck.
>>19133100Call people, Stone Age, Sarah if she happens to be nearby, if she's home it might be a bit of a drive. Call our parents, not for dinner but to ask if they saw the battle.Freshen up for dinner afterwards, we just spent a long day in Zoids and spend half an hour dancing, we smell like hell.
>>19133100i for one was unaware our girl was a tee toteler well then sparkling juice it is then
>>19133100We'll fix her dislike of the noble beverage of the gods in due time. In due time.
how much more would the crimson horn cost?
>>19133224It was 150k I think.
>>19133124>>19133141You type in some commands on the video phone and head to the Red Horn. Flipping a switch inside the cockpit, you forward the call through the com system, and begin going over the Horn's systems.["Hello."] comes your father's voice."Hey, dad," you greet, "you busy?"["Nah,"] he says, sounding like he's poring a drink, ["was fixing to call you myself, actually."] He chuckles. ["Quite a show you put on earlier."]"I take it you saw the battle then?"["I did indeed. Nicely done. I would have just brought some bigger guns, but for what you had to work with, it was an ok trick."]You roll your eyes. "Don't praise me too much, old man. Mom around?"["Is she ever? And don't even think of asking, it took me 7 hours and a thousand credits hunting her up the other day."]"Saved my life."["You shouldn't have needed saving, you brat. But I guess it's nice to know my time and money amounted to something. What are ya' working on?"]"My Red Horn. Still needs its secondary weapons replaced. I'm trying to use my personal funds for it."["Attaboy."] he says with approval.>Talk?>Hang up
>>19133294ask him about how his merc companies going. That job he gave us was amazing money, although a bit dangerous.Would be nice to get another side mission.
>>19133294Talk.Just an ok trick, I made a drill of det cord under a elephant and buried it, that's more than just a ok trick.Give him the overview of our adventure to the sea and see if he knows anything about the giant fucking shark Zoid, or if he can look into it.Ask if he could keep his eyes open for jobs in our area, the last one was fun and the pay was pretty damn good.
talk possibly about our love life and about the guys after Audry they worry me.
>>19133294"Penny for your thoughts pops? Wondering what I should get for the Red Horn...and I'm thinking about getting serious with Eri. Any advice? Besides not knocking her up, like you did with mom."
>>19133314>>19133321>>19133325["Nah, no more work for you, word is Rightward's security got bolstered real good. His Gustav's are getting Malder escorts, no one's even tried anything since. No problems for me either."]You bring up your many misadventures. ["You sure got a knack for finding trouble, kid."] he groans. ["I think I've heard of those guys that had the girl, but even I don't know what they're up to. I've actually been investigating them for a little while now, nothing's come up."]["As for that zoid you saw in the water..."] he begins thoughtfully. ["My guess, if it wasn't some secret military project, the pirates guild is you best bet."]You raise an eyebrow. "Pirates guild?"["There's supposedly just a rumor, but my sources say they're anything but. Guylos renegades who tried to pull some resources together after the asteroids, and get their own tech research and what have you. Marauders and criminal types flocked to them, and they pretty much got their own faction started up."]"Sounds a bit fantastical." you comment.["After the sky rained hellfire, I'm willing to believe anything once."]"Thanks for the talk dad. If mom gets in touch, tell her how I'm doing."["Sure thing, kid."]You've done about all you can on the Red Horn for now.>What do?
>>19133463Freshen up for dinner. See how everyone is doing.
>>19133463Call Stone Age, invite them for celebratory dinner. Then take a shower, we spent all day in a cockpit or digging around in a cockpit, we need one. We need to look sharp.
>>19133491>>19133494Shower. This is paramount.
Freshen up and check on the rest of the team.
>>19133491>>19133494You ring up the number you got from Morgan. His Grizzly bearded face come on the screen."Ey, Gerald! What can I do for ya, boyo?""Hey, Morgan, you guys make it back alright?" "Of course." the older man boasts. "We got put through worse than that plenty of times. My Mammoth works just fine, dirt aside.""How's about grabbing dinner with us tonight?""Hmm," the begins thoughtfully, "I'm all for it, Edge would probably be fine too. Lode's a poor sport though. He'd come with, but he'd kill the mood.""Sorry to hear that. Would you go without him?""He'd complain even more if we did. I appreciate it, boyo, but now's a bad time. Even I'm feeling a bit sour."Somehow you doubt this man gets sour about anything. "Alright, some other time then. Don't be a stranger.""Aye, you take care, Gerald."You end the call, and head in to wash. You make sure you get squeaky clean, and get your stylin hat.What type of place are you going to visit?>Casual but cozy>High end and fancy>Pizza joint
>>19133603Casual but cozyWe're here to enjoy ourself not impress anyone. Some time later we'll take Eri out for a nice dinner at a high end and fancy place with the money Vince gave us, our special Eri related expense account. But given that this is Team Sidewinder we want somewhere cosy, casual and with delicious hearty food as the highest priority.
>>19133603Casual but cozy. I don't think we'd have that much fun in a high end place, and pizza joint is just....so teenage mutant turtles
>>19133619>>19133620(Eri likes turtles..)You meet the others after getting ready, Eri's wearing a rather nice dress, might have belonged to her mother. Audrey's wearing a simple sundress with matching slippers. Vince, Rick, and George opted to wear simpler clothes.You ride in the Gustav and Sinker, since you lack any other comfortable transportation. Audrey decides to ride with Rick, while the rest of you get in the Gustav.You decide to go to Cloverton, since it's larger than Hayden, and about the same distance. The Terminal doesn't have much in the ways of proper restaurants.You find a nice place, and enjoy some high quality food. There's a place in the middle where a band and singer are performing, with room to dance.>Dance with Eri>Dance with Audrey>Cats don't dance
>>19133717>Dance with EriWe can embarrass ourselves on the dance floor, in public. It'll be fun.
>>19133603Lets go casual, a pizza joint is for when we lose and high class comes out of our romance Eri fund. Also, we have been wearing our MOLGA STRONG dapper outfit for the fight right? I almost forgot we had it.
>Dance with Eri>Dance with Audreyboth, Eri first
Gah, curse my slow typing speed!Eri dnace, like we would have taken another option when she is available.
>>19133717Dance with both! Do the Molga with me!
>>19133779Would the Molga be like the worm, except you try to burrow into the ground as well?
>>19133732It takes some urging, but you manage to get Eri to follow you to the dance floor. You hold her close and begin to slow dance. The band starts a new song, and the girl on stage begins singer in a mellow voice."Things sure have gotten more interesting since you came along." She says."You made it interesting for me too." you say. "All of you, even your grumpy dad."She laughs. "So how far are you wanting to take this?""I plan to stick with you guys for a while, maybe take a shot at the championship eventualy.""Not that." the amber haired girl says, pulling you closer. "I mean...us.">What do?
>>19133779That is so lame, stupid, and crazy.Even if it werent in character for us, im changing my vote to this guy's. Johny Bravo is like Batman, he makes a good idea 10times more appealing
>>19133786The molga would be getting completely smashed, running around getting underneath people and screaming "YOU'RE DEAD, I HIT YOU WITH MY SANDBLASTER" then running off laughing manically.
>>19133791Oh shit, the talk.Well, I really like you, and what we have, and I know that it must be hard for you to hide whatever it is your dad talks about when he gets drunk, but I think we have something great, and I'm willing to keep what we have going for as long as you can stand me.Then give her a cute smile and a quick kiss.Also, I am pro us dating Sarah, but fuck man, we're too deeply embedded into Eri's life, plus, she is our mech!
>>19133791Well my beautiful mechanic, I want to take it as far as you want to take it and as fast as you want to go. Give her a kiss and continue slow dancing.
>>19133791"As far as you do, and then a bit farther, and then? *shrug* As far as I can get."Feel free to edit if this comes across as to forward.
>>19133824>As far as I can getOh god, not this. Sounds like we're just saying as much pussy as possible.
>>19133824Feels a bit too forward, at least to myself.
>>19133791"I want to be with you Eri. I-I love you."
>>19133837Then spaghetti erupts from our pants and we run around screaming "You too"
>>19133837>I-(this pause is not a stutter, but a moment to consider his next sentence. Then reassuringly, say that he loves her.)
>>19133830>>19133834I figured as such, i dont even know why i threw it in, its one in the morning where im at, so brain is not talkimg to creative process on all levels.
>>19133791"What, planning on getting rid of me already? I don't think you have to worry about me wandering off on you any time soon Eri, I promise. Pretty, smart, and you can do a hell of a tune up. You're stuck with me."
>>19133844Bah. We should stop beating around the bush and tell the girl we love her. Make her Missus Flynn.
>>19133857Like this one the best so far.
>>19133857Bam, nailed it (and her hopefully)
>>19133815>>19133822"Eri, I...haven't been able to get close to anyone for a long time. Probably for similar reasons you had." She looks at you funny. "I don't know what happened years ago, but I have some idea. If you ever need to talk about it, I'm here. I want to be here for you, Eri."For a brief instant you think she's about to cry, but instead she smiles up at you. You both get closer and pull each other into a kiss.You don't notice the music has stopped till the microphone hits the stage. You look up and meet an unfortunate sight. Maybe it was the lightning, or how her hair was done up. Whatever the reason, you didn't realize it till now.Sarah just stands there, on stage, staring at you, a hollow expression on her face. One of the band members tries to get her attention. She just hastily excuses herself as she leaves the stage and heads out the back."Gerald?" Eri asks. "What's the matter?"You look back down at Eri, trying to force a smile. "Nothing, thought I recognized someone."(To be continued)
>>19133893Balls, we probably shouldn't have gone dancing with her. We tried to avoid this happening and place her as a friend but it didn't happen.We're going to have to introduce countermeasure C: Throw Rick at her and have our Mom sign something for her.
>>19133901>>19133893Oh its not like we became romantic with her. She had a tsundere crush on us, and while we might feel bad for not straight up telling her (even though I've posted several times, to do so) she knows now. And she'll feel hurt, yes. But if we can just talk to her (she'll shut us out of course) we'll be able to mend this little hiccup in our friendship.And set her up with Rick or Vince.
>>19133910Countermeasure D: Have rick fuck mum and sign him, then give him to sara. That way she feels close to our mother and gets the hot hot dicking she so needs.
>>19133893Calm down gentlemen. This sucks, but it was necessary. Sarah will be upset at us for a while, and it will be awkward, but as long as we're persistent we can remain friends. I know as the gentlemen we are, we all feel bad about hurting Sarah, but stringing her along was only going to go badly, and we also can't stifle our relationship or hurt Eri for the purpose of keeping Sarah in the friend zone.This is just one of those things that happen in life. Let's pay attention to Eri and make sure she has a good night at least. Going after Sarah at this juncture would only end badly for all of us. Give her a couple days and ring her or show up and drag her on a mission with us.
>>19133923It isn't world ending but there will be some fallout we have to clean up. Also Vince is older than us and Sarah is 18, it might be iffy. I'm for being honest with all parties involved, not trying to hide it from anyone and we ought to be able to fix it, Sarah isn't a delicate flower who'll completely fall apart because of this.Give Sarah a few days to think about it and then drag her on a mission or something like that, make her and Rick work together in the interests of "tactics", or just shove the two of them on a mission together.
>>19133940Isnt sarah 16 or something anyway?Oh, come to think about it, Eri was 17 wasn't she?Are we just barely pedophiles?
fuck, i knew we should gone for the other girl firstwould of been to avoid dancing with eri's dad and vince watching but fuck it coulda helped with sara
>>19133952Sarah is 19 and Eri is around our age. Also, we had our age reduced to 23-24 I believe. As for the rest:Dunno about forcing Sarah and Rick together just yet. They both have their issues we need to help them, and a relationship at this point probably isn't the smartest idea at the moment. Once they've both handled their insecurities and are more confident, we can try hooking them up and by that time we should have a more secure relationship with Eri as well.
>>19133952Ephebophiles. Sexual preferences is 15 to 19.
>>19133952Audrey is 17Sarah was 19Eri is in her early twenties.You guys technically did nothing wrong, just a girl getting her heart broken cause she fell for a guy's swagger. Not like it doesn't happen all the time. Just thought I'd put some punctuation on the established relationships.Also DRAMA!
>>19133973I KNEW the hat was too mugh.
>>19133973This is suppose to be about giant robooooots. Not a dating siiiiim.Why can't we apply zoid stats to our daily life? BURROW GERALD, BURROW!
>>19133984God damnit man, now I can't go to bed cause I'm laughing too much
>>19133969Hmm, I agree on not rushing them together but given that Sarah was the one who gave Rick a kick in the pants they are pretty well suited to helping each other. We'll help where we can, the main thing for Rick is to make him realize that he's rather fucking competent at flying. By the way could we get Ricks stats? Sarah is a bit heart broken but if we don't massively cock it up it'll fade and we ought to be able to be friends again. Both of these major problems can be helped by doing missions, dragging them along kicking and screaming if necessary and making bank while doing so.>>19133984Bandit Hater could see use, and Sandwise could help us set up on foot ambushes, survive in the desert and find the perfect spot on a beach to set up an umbrella. Speaking of Bandit Hater we should get some research done on the local bandit population and wipe them the fuck out.
>>19133984God damn it, why am I not a Molga, when things get awkward in a Zoid related matter I can just burrow. Why can't I dive in real life, it'd be a big help.
>>19133991Think thats funny? Now, in this situation, it would have been perfect to be a molga.>Sarah sees Gerald and Eri kiss.>Gerald looks up.>Activates cloak
>>19133999Nothing good ever comes from burrowing away from problems my friend. The thing that makes us Molga strong is that when it comes down to it, we don't run and we throw down. Only use borrowing to aid us in going forward, for that is the way of swagger and justice.
>>19134015I'm just imagining him seeing Sarah, his eyes widening and him trying to turn invisible and madly clawing at the floor trying to escape below. All while screaming "why isn't my life like a zoid fight, WHYYYY?">>19134017It would be a tactical retreat. Then we'd drop a building on her, cause a cave in, explode a pit trap under her.Fuck, our normal methods aren't quite working here.
>>19134015Huh.Could we have a personal cloak? That would be sweet. We'd be able to pull off stunts, like climbing up that zoid and taking it, like last time.
>>19133994Glad you asked!Rick SeekerShelling: 4CRC: 1Manuev.:6Affinity:2Traits:Wave wise: Knowledge of currents, depths and lighting give him an advantage underwater.Radical Maneuvers:Reduces penalties to Maneuver and evasion at high speeds.Rob doesn't have stats, since he's not a combat pilot.
Gwen is so going to be at the hangar when we get back. That is when we must SANDWISE, and GET TO DA MOLGA before our spine is snapped from a motherly power hug. And humiliates us with stories from when she was training us.I remember how nobody was very surprised when the possinility thAt her training us was her chasing our scrawny ass in a zoid, when some one brought it up last thread
>>19134045>That someone was me. >Still in my headcanonReally it was inspired by TTGL's scene, where Kamina is throwing boulders at Simon.
>>19134045It fits, it fits so well. She would chase us down, with her Zaber leaving us a slingshot as protection. That's why we're Sandwise, we learned to hide from it in the desert. Once we stayed out for a few weeks hiding from our mother, fortunately we remembered to bring copper tubing, we came back having gained weight and drunk off of cactus juice we fermented and distilled using the copper tubing to make a still.
>>19134051Haha, I just started watching that yesterday.We need to find a Kamina esque person to lead our team.
>>19134058"Oi. Wasn't that boy suppose to find that oasis?""I figured he would. This is much better though. Quick, get the camera.""Mooom, I wanna party in the you-es-aye!"
>>19134051Our father is a crazy mercinary, and our mother is an even crazier mercinary.TTGL inspired headcanon is goimg to be reasonably close, as that much crazy could be Anything
>>19134061I thought we we're the Kamina-esque person.Only a little more subtle. We inspired Audrey to overcome her fear of the water (we should remind her that she's soo brave)
>>19134084No point in being Kamina esque if you're gonna be subtle. But we did kinda tell Audrey that its ok for her to be afriad, believe in us who believes in you!Your feet will be the feet to pierce the seas!
So what does Gerald sound like? I hear Steve Blum.>SHOW TIME. BIG MO...LGA!
>>19134073We got one victory on her Zaber, just one. We spent a month digging the perfect pit trap in the desert in complete secret. It was a work of art, we lured her into it, it was the luckiest moment of our life that she didn't notice. Then we pinged her cockpit with our slingshot and ran off into the desert laughing like a madman. Heading to the still we set up in the desert to keep our old man from raiding our cactus rum.>>19134084Subtle and Kamina don't go together that well. We're extremely pragmatic in combat and a sneaky git to boot. We're good with our team mates and inspire them to new heights but we're not Kamina.
>>19134105Thankyou so very much, from the bottom of my heart. You managed to turn what was a pretty one dimensional character (Our parents) into people I thoroughly enjoy.I want your babies
>>19134105We where weened off of our cactus addiction by a lovely lass named Bonny. Her dad worked for our dad and she would often visit us, and we would be forced to go into town with her, by our mother. One day, we refused to go and decided to get some cactus juice. She went ahead without us. Bandits attacked the town.We found her later. A single bullet through our Bonny's face, breaking that sweet smile of her's. We took our mother's Zaber Fang. Found those bastards and destroyed them. We haven't touched a drop of cacti since.
>>19134136We still have dreams about Bonny and that delicious cactus brew...Trait Gained:Homebrewer: You are particularly adept at brewing any sort of liquid into potent alcohol, given enough time.
>>19134143Love how we're rewarded for our tomfoolery.
>>19134153Oi. Don't do that. It's like four in the morning.Still.Funny.
>>19134148>Implying I'm the real Zoid Mother
>>19134122I try my best. My baseline images of the parents so far.Our Mother probably wants us to become as good or better pilot than her, but she wants us to do it ourself. She gave us one handout, the Molga, and has bailed our ass out once in the quest and is unlikely to save us often. How we fight is rather different, she's much more direct and flashy. She's loving as all hell but teases us to no end.Our Father is probably a lot like us in combat philosophy, use whatever works. He's a bit of a grump, the calmer of the two parents and the times we have fucked up he has made us fix it right then and there, then considered the matter settled.>>19134136After we killed them, not a single one of them left alive, their zoids torn apart and pretty much mounted on pikes. We probably just sat in our little shelter in the desert for a few days staring blankly with a broken still surrounding us. It took a bit for our parents to find us, it was a very bad month for Gerald.
So. I suppose the biggest question on everyone's mind is...Zoid Mother, an actual mother or is Zoid Mother, just a dude, with an odd name? Because I keep picturing a motherly type of person. Name is rather misleading for my mental image.
>>19134172I'll be your mother cutey
>>19134171'Mom didn't even bother yelling at me. Just sort of...looked at me for a moment, and then just gave me a hug. I wish she would have gotten mad. Shout at me for taking her Zaber Fang. Shout at me for not going with Bonny. Hell even shout at me for not quitting the brew sooner. Because right now, I can't stand the quiet.Can't even drink my sorrows away. Bonny would be disappointed in me. And I can't let her down. Not again. '>Don't ask my why I chose the name Bonny. I just thought 'Bonny Lass, sounds Irish. Irish drink. Cactus Juice is probably alcoholic.'
>>19134185I'm horrifying. I make people run screaming. Nothing about me is cute. You know that forever alone image? I make that guy look good.
>>19134185Stop impersonating. It's a dick move.
>>19134211Afterwards, we took the molga and left the village behind. Bonny's dad let us stay for the funeral. Big man, but with a heart of gold. Our first real zoid battle had been in his Bear Fighter. He lent it to us, to have a test match against pops. Mom wanted a try, but Buck didn't want her totaling it. He became a different man after Bonny died. Never left his house, except for work. His wife, however did the opposite, and threw herself into life. Did everything, became a surrogate mother to all those kids who lost their parents in the bandit attacks. Guess she needed something to fill the void. Buck and Jane never blamed us for Bonny's death. But the last time, we saw them, for a moment we could see them asking 'why weren't you with her?'. Maybe thats why we never turned back.
>>19134211We're probably willing to drink at this point, but not to excess and never cactus. We never touch cactus anymore. At least we got revenge.Cactus Juice from the Opuntia, or the paddle cactus has been used to make alcohol for thousands of years. It isn't alcoholic fresh, it is however a damn good food source. To make it alcoholic take the prickly pear, peel it, open it up, crush the fruit for the juice, boil it for a few hours and let it ferment for a couple days and you get a sweet fizzy alcoholic drink. With the still and some more complex procedures you can make Bajtra which is similar to a watermelon liquor and Tungi Spirit which is like Vodka crossed with tequila with a fruitier flavor.
>>19134318Oh yeah, the standard easy to make sweet fizzy drink is called Colonche. I can't believe I forgot to mention that.
>>19134312Became a mercenary. Bandits tried to recruit us. We showed them what it meant to be 'Molga Strong'. The law enforcement, came to love us. We didn't do it for them. We did it for her. Huh. The molga had been Bonny's favorite, hadn't it? She loved caterpillers, and how they would turn into butterflies. She had hoped one day, that the Molga would become a butterfly too. We knew it was a dream that would never be realized, but we let her have it. The molga won't ever fly, but maybe it can reach the sky some other way.
>>19134343Oh god, I so hope the real Zoid Mother is reading this. This is so fucking cannon in my head now its not funny.
>>19134211We probably got the scar killing them all, maybe when we got out of the Zaber after wiping out the Zoids to finish off the leader who was hiding in a building. He got a knife swing in before we filled him with lead.
>>19134359I'm just typing away right now. I enjoy filling in back story. Nothing outrageous, but I figure since I started the whole 'Mom attacked us with the zoid' bit, I should keep it up.
>>19134318Wow. /tg/Come for the games. Stay for the wikiwalk you only have to hit refresh for. Try the Cactus Bonny while your here.The last time i teared up like this was Forest Gump or Gav. You sir, and the rest of the mentlegen in this thread have made my night. See you when im not comatose.Magos Glocknar, signing off.
>>19134376Take care of yourself. I never knew esoteric knowledge about cactus based alcohol would come into play during Zoids Quest, but I'm glad it did.
>>19134359Someone had better throw it up on sup/tg/ then.
Holy crap...I just read the post's for geralds backstory... The opening cut scene music from MGS4 Is playing in my head right now.
>>19134367"Fight me!" Gerald seethed. The Zaber Fang, roared as if connected to his anger. Crushing the smaller zoids. "I said, fight me you bastards!" He shouted, the comms blaring his voice. "You killed an innocent girl! What is it like, to fight someone your own size?" The Zaber Fang stamped down on an escaping sandspeeda. Grabbing his rifle, he got out of the cockpit. He wanted to do this personally. "Fucking cocky brat." Blood soaked the bandit leader's shirt. Shrapnel had got his arm and now he wouldn't stop bleeding. At least the fang had stopped attacking. But all his men were done for and so where their equipment. Damn it, he knew he shouldn't have attacked that village! Why did he listen to that guy in the Iron Kong? "You. Your the one responsible for all this!""The fuck? You just some brat?" Eyeing the gun, the bandit leader tightened the cloth around his arm. "Put the pea-shooter away kid and we ca-" A shot rang out. The bullet had shot into one of his cronies who had tried to sneak up on the kid. "I've trained with this rifle, for most of my life. I've fought zoids, with nothing but a fucking sling shot and copper tubing. And you murdered the girl I loved." Those last words, felt fresh on his lips. Unused to saying them before and perhaps hoping to never say them again."Look punk. People die, and shit. You got me. I'll go to prison." He edged closer, with his hands up. If he got close enough, he could get that gun away and maybe take that Zaber Fang. The thing was worth more then the entire camp was anyway.
>>19134447"Don't you fucking lecture me! Stop moving!" "Or what? You'll shoot me? No. Your not the type of guy. You came all the way out here, to make me suffer, right? Make me bleed on the sand. Watch my guts spill out. At the end of the day. Your no better then, me!" Whipping out a blade, Gerald felt it slice into him. At first the blade felt cold, before hot blood quickly rushed to the wound. A bark of the rifle, and the leader was down. "I am nothing like you." The bandit's last sight was seeing the gun raised to his temple. Right where he had shot that little bitch who had attacked him at the village.Bang.
>>19134426The reason why he is so together right now is because it's probably been at least 4 years since then, maybe more if he was under 20 when he became a mercenary. It still haunts him sometimes but he has it more or less under control, killing the entire bandit camp helped, not much but it was far better than not getting them. He hasn't dated since, at least not in anything resembling seriousness until Eri. He just quit being a Merc and is trying to move on a little bit.
>>19134447"There are times when you just get so angry you feel as if your entire body was going to explode? Well, When I saw her body... I knew that feeling.""My blood felt like hellfire, I wanted to crush that piece of shit, stop him into meat paste, the look of fear in his eyes when I shot his knee caps off, call me sick but I enjoyed it. I wanted to make him hurt more to let the bastard have a taste of the fear bonnie had felt before dying."http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGf2b1H91JA Perfect music
Gerald DeflynnBehind his happy exterior, lies a man haunted by a ghost. A ghost of someone he couldn't save. He runs from his past for a new tomorrow, but in the end everything catches up to you eventually. Maybe, just maybe he can make it across that finish line before it does.
>>19134478Eri,, I am not always a nice person. I'm a good person but I am not necessarily a nice one. I have killed, I have shot bandits right in the face and murdered them in cold blood as they begged for mercy. They received just as much as they gave. I do not regret it in the least, if you put a gun in my hand and someone who hurts the innocent in front of me, you wouldn't have the time to ask if I'd do it again before I splattered their brains on the wall.
Damn, Gerald has had a pretty dark past couple years. It explains why he is pumping so much into security and god help anyone who touches Audrey or Eri. He probably didn't kill every single bandit we ran across, the ones who just hit caravans and the like might have lived, we weren't going out of our way to spare them but if they lived they went to jail. Any who touched women, children or settlements of civilians would be killed.
>>19134557It's something we'd hide from Audrey and Eri, broadcasting a pg version of ourselves. Really it only comes out in the heat of the moment. Like when Sarah was attacked by the redhorn.
"Hey...Gerald, you ever wondered? Can Molga's change?" Bonny asked a sand covered and bruised Gerald who was looking at what would be his future hand me down zoid.Gerald resisted the urge to laugh at such a question, then again he knew that she loved caterpillars, due to the fact that they changed into butterfly's and even though after the meteor's fell some life forms became extinct, life continued including butterfly's."I don't know Bon-Bon" Gerald grunted out as he crossed his arms only to see her touching the side of that zoid. It looked as if she could speak directly to the core."I think... one day this molga will become something beautiful... Gerald? Can you teach me how to pilot a molga?" Bonny asked while giving that same smile"Sure Bon-Bon...Sure" Came out of Gerald's mouth... as soon as he could get the damn zoid in the first place.
>>19134600And that's the last bit of impromptu writefagging/potential image for long gone love interest.Let's keep this thread alive for as long as possible, hell perhaps make a Zoids Quest OOC Chatter thread soon?
>>19134592When Eri gives us the full details on what happened we might just take a vacation. And by vacation we call up our Dad, devote all of his and our resources to tracking them down and they are left as smoking rubble. We never speak of the event and nobody asks.
I s'pose I'll continue brain storming on friends and family of Gerald that'll fit into the story. Or write out more stories, before the bandits struck the town. I'm growing to like Bonnie.
>>19134600Gerald will always miss her, her death drove him to spend 5 years as a mercenary. Taking every job that involved protecting caravans against bandits, hunting them down and even spending all of his free time finding them and killing them. He didn't want anybody else to lose someone like her, to lose someone they were too stupid to protect, someone they never told they loved even though she knew it. Even after that long, whenever the scar ached he remembered her, or maybe whenever he remembered her the scar ached. After all the bandits he's killed and imprisoned it still hurt.Dad's mercenary company dried up and he went into mining. So Gerald decided to join the ZBF, after the test he saw an ecstatic girl, and for half a second he saw Bonny's face, it looked like she was forgiving him.
>>19134835>saw bonny's faceOh man, we're insane aren't we? Plagued by the death of a loved one we went super beserk on a tonne of bandits.
>>19134844Not insane, more along the lines that some part of him said it was ok to move on, to accept that part of his life and not live in the past. I don't think he constantly saw her face in places before that, though he may have had nightmares for the first year about her death.He has it under control and got most of it out of our system in those 5 years. He isn't going to forget her but he's accepted her loss by now.