>AC Quest is going to be SLIGHTLY late.>And by slightly, I mean probably at least another hour.>Feel free to ask any questions about the world or the characters you want, I'll try and fill in what gaps remain.
>>19204254Not sure if this is valid, but it is about our character....How would Alex have gotten to the point where HE was the one who blew up Hope's generator/mainframe/that thing that got blowed up? It's just so not like him....
>>19204254Can you tell us more about the parts of Liz's story that we missed? Since you told us she'd been having her own adventures 'behind the scenes', as though she were going through her own Quest.
>Since I forgot it in the Op....>Previous threads here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=AC%20Quest>>19204861>Alex's back-story wasn't set in stone when you started the quest. In fact, I didn't even know who/what Alex would be.>His back-story retroactively evolved to EXPLAIN the choices you made along the way, up until a little while ago. So if you were an utter bastard you would have gotten a tragic past that explained what made you want to see the world burn, and we would have went from there.>As it is, you made Alex snarky, resourceful, and utterly loyal to the people/things he cares about. Interestingly enough, you guys went through the game thus far pretty Lawful Good in outlook. So I took the character you created, altered a few details in my notes, and set you down the road you chose.>>19204998>Funny you should mention that, since this was going to be a Liz thread. That said, give me a sec to get my notes together and we'll start.
Aw shit... AC Quest. And I was tempted to restart my own quest thread, this is getting hard now ;-;
YOU ARE ELIZA MCALLISTAIR.Last Week, you arrived in Portland.A few days ago, G.A. had you take out a nest of Bandits in exchange for a lead and a resupply.Yesterday, you found Abby with a wound to the back of her head, unconscious in the hall outside your dorm.Now Will is telling you something shocking, as you sit with him in the infirmary. Abby's alive, and will be fine according to the doctors. But what grabbed your attention was the bullet-wound on his shoulder he just had dressed. Which lead to this."Mitch is dead. I killed him."[ ] Ask him to explain.[ ] Flip the fuck out.[ ] Shocked silence.
>>19205325[x] Ask for him to explain. I'm sure there's an entirely reasonable explanation for this. Also who's Mitch?
>>19205325[X] Ask him to explain.I'd like some details Will, I'm hoping you have a very good reason for this.
>>19205325Which one was Mitch again?I guess ask him to explain.
>>19205325Drama Bomb, gasp![X] Shocked silenceseems appropriate for Liz
>>19205366He was the kinda skeevy annoying creepy guy on the team, also I think a smuggler and gambler. We may not have like him but we do need an explanation for why he killed a member of the team.
>>19205344>>19205366>Mitch was a guy who worked with Liz. Generally disliked as he was a creepy little fuck, but tolerated because he was very good at 'requisitioning' supplies and getting information.
>>19205409He was also the guy who pushed to go to Vegas, so good thing we didn't go to Vegas.
>>19205325>[X]Ask him to explain
You take a deep breath and steady yourself."Explain."He looks at you. "After Abby was attacked, I tried to investigate while you rushed her to the infirmary.""And?""Video feeds had been tampered with. The attack was planned in advance. And a vehicle had been taken from the motor-pool without getting the proper paperwork filled out, a couple of minutes after the attack. I got another jeep and pursued him, and when I caught up...""It was Mitch?""Yes. I asked him why he was running, if he was the one who attacked Abby. Where he was going without asking permission to borrow a vehicle. He chose to shoot me, so I killed him in self defense. Afterwards I discovered evidence that he was planning to go to Vegas to meet someone in his vehicle. I'm not sure what it means yet.">Give me a d100 roll.
rolled 5 = 5>>19205542Low is good in this one right?
rolled 14 = 14>>19205542Oh, god. How many action points does Liz have again?
rolled 49 = 49>>19205542
>>19205542I swear to god AC-Guy, if you are pooling the wool over our eyes using our meta discussion and putting bias in your context....I'll, do something............
>>19205542If he hurt Abby and tried to shoot you I don't particularly mind. I would have preferred him alive for questioning but you were getting shot at so I don't blame you for that one.
>>19205550>>19205551>>19205558You get the feeling he might not be entirely honest with you.>Call him on it?
>>19205561>I'm actually not entirely sure what I'm being accused of.
>>19205591Call him on it.You're not mentioning something. What aren't you telling me about this?
>>19205591Yeah we do.We can trust ourselves and probably Abby.Rest o' these fuckers I'm not so sure about.
Yo AC, do you still have AC 4?I got a copy for like 9 bucks, and am playing around with it.
>>19205613AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH>>19205604is that greentext sort of a HUEHUEHUE, or are you genuine in your unsureness of my accusation, if so, I'm willing to explain.
>>19205649>Unfortunately, no. I've considered getting a new copy, But I've beaten that game so hard I was looking for new bizarre twists with which to challenge myself. I do however have a copy of 4A.>>19205655>Bit o' both. I have a vague idea what you're on about, but I'm not sure.>Also, I'm not completely gone, just gonna be half-gone for a bit.
>>19205591Call him out.Fair warning, my rolls of late have utterly destroyed charaters. I've rolled so many crit failures its not funny. A quest I follow that recently began (Knight Quest http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Knight+Quest) has the main character as a severly crippled mute knight due to mine and another guys bad rolls.
>>19205689not so much of an accusation, as I'm calling you out on changing plot on the meta, I do it as a DM and it rewards and shock and awes the players in my group, but it also allows me to catch it if done to me since I do it. I was simply curious if you would, per se, be getting the Will close to Liz because of something [insertPLOThere] by getting her to trust her, and Mitch's sad excuse of a human actually was the one who found out Will was a traitor and the former events happened that Mitch found out about it, and went after Will outside, but got killed, and then Will had a cover story.........
>>19205762>getting her to trust himalso, the paranoia is strong with this one
>>19205762>>19205830>I'm not doing ANYTHING like that. I sometimes do, but I'm not now.>How accurate your guesses may or may not be on other topics.... you'll find out when it becomes relevant.
"... You're not being completely honest with me.""I rarely am.""What aren't you telling me?""Certain things don't make sense to me. Mitch ran away. If he was guilty of the attack on Abby, then his escape makes sense, as does his reaction when I confronted him. But how would he have done the cameras? How did he get the Jeep out with nobody noticing? Why Vegas? And the most distressing thing: might he be connected to the group that attacked Galena?"You try to digest all of this. "But why attack Abby?""The security was compromised by your room. It's possible she wasn't the intended target. Or she was, since her... emotional attachment to you wasn't exactly a huge secret.""You knew about that?""As your handler and overall commander of this platform, it was my job to be aware of such things.""Out of curiosity, what's the policy for.... uh....""Relationships?" He asks, something of a ghost of an expression crosses his features "Pack policy was generally to let people do what they wanted with their downtime, as long as it didn't hurt anybody or affect their job. Now that we're not really part of the pack anymore, I don't see any reason to try and enforce some new regulation against it. We have enough to worry about." Having apparently said his peace, he departs the room.Next to you, Abby stirs in her bed.[ ] Go after Will, see what's bothering him.[ ] Stay with Abby.
>>19206042> [X] stay with Abby
>>19206042[X] Stay with Abby.Hold her hand, that's the sort of thing you're supposed to do right?
>>19206042Will.Unless Abby has eyes in the back of her head and can confirm Mitch as her attacker, Will isn't off the hook yet.
>>19206042Some thing is bothering will, we should check it out. I mean we are trying to be less oblivious now. (not saying we will succeed but we should try)
>>19206042While I'm all for helping Abbey, I think we need to figure out who/why the attack happened in the first place so this shit doesn't happen again.
>>19206081Changing my vote to go see will
>Friend of mine tells me to play Katawa Shoujo.>Download game, find time to play.>Think Shizune might be fun, supposed to be easiest route.>Somehow get her to hate me by pointing out that she's being unreasonable about something.>Fuck you too bitch.>Decide to bro it up with Lily and Hanako, since cute shy girl and sweet classy type vaguely appeal to me.>End up hanging out with Rin.>Find out I somehow managed to lock myself into the Rin route.>What? Well, I guess she's actually pretty cool. Reminds me of a stoner/musician friend I had back in the day.>End up locked in a shed, with Emi, who's demanding anal sex.>So I managed to fuck up getting a girl, somehow dodged the ones I found interesting, made out with a stoner, and then fucked her friend in the ass, while realizing just how far out of control the situation has gotten.>Congratulations game, you've SUCCESSFULLY made me relive my high-school dating experience.
>>19206172>Sorry about interrupting the thread with that, but it JUST happened, and I felt compelled to share.
>>19206183Looks like Will is winning 4 - 2
>>19206042This is feeling like some real conspiracy theory shit right here.First, there is probably another mole in the group. It could be just about anyone in the group, and someone that is very good with electronics. We should probably look into that. Maybe even ask Abby about that after the regular pleasantries that occur when an injured friend just wakes up in the hospital.
>>19206236Well, whoever the other mole is, is probably on the support staff. Who else goes around unnoticed, with access to the electronics and vehicles as easily as someone on the support staff? I'd start there, as either one of them are dirty, or being pinched by the dirty one.
You look at your unconscious friend.You haven't really talked about... that... since the initial conversation. You're still not sure how used to the idea you are. You feel a brief pang of regret as you turn to follow Will. Hopefully she won't wake while you're gone, but right now you need answers.You step onto the lift with him just as the doors are about to close.He quirks an eyebrow at you. It's more expressive than he usually is, and seems to be asking the obvious question of why you decided to follow him.[ ] Grill him for what he knows about Abby's attack.[ ] Ask him why he's been acting so weird lately.[ ] Ask him why he was acting weird about the 'relationships' thing.[ ] Other.
Hey, AC-Guy, how do you feel about Heavy Gear? Specifically, Second Edition, when it was streamlined, but still very much both a roleplaying game, and a tabletop game. I wanna run something in the Front Mission universe with it.
>>19206347>[X] Ask him why he was acting weird about the 'relationships' thing.CHOO CHOO OBLIVIOUS EXPRESS TO HOW-AWKWARD-CAN-YOU-BE TOWNSeriously though grill him about the attack.
>>19206354>Never read it, only recently heard of it.
>>19206347[X] Grill him for what he knows about Abby's attack.Him being weird about relationships is a far lesser matter than Amy being attacked.
>>19206373Abby too, even
>>19206347[ ] Ask him why he's been acting so weird lately.I live, after a long out of town work trip I have returned to roll dice and fuck bitches and im all out of bitches
>>19206373Sometimes I just can't into English. I got it right the first time and then my brain went blorp.
>>19206360>>19206347You should, it's interesting. More streamlined than BattleTech.[x]Grill him like a steak.
[X] Ask him why he's been acting so weird lately.
>>19206400Your brain was eaten by a horrifying biomancer/necromancer lizard thing?
>>19206347>[X] Grill him
"You know things you aren't telling me about the attack, and your evasiveness is not only irritating, it's suspicious as hell.""Fine then." He says, before pulling out a device and turning off the camera in the car. "What do you want to know? Let's try and make this quick, if I slow down the elevator too much people will think I'm up to something.">Ask away.
>>19206490Are you up to something?
>>19206490Tell me everything you know about the attack, don't hold back this time.
>>19206502This. Also.>Are you not telling me because there's someone you don't want hearing it?
>>19206490Right now I need someone to be honest with me, and right now its only you and me so be honest about everything regarding the attack
>>19206490"Be straight with me. What are you really hiding about this?"
>>19206513gonna go with this
>>19206502"Too vague a question for me to answer honestly. I'm a fugitive, a master spy and assassin, a bureaucrat, and a soldier. This is in addition to seeing to the physical and mental health of my crew and disciplining people. By most definitions, I'm 'up to something' by merely continuing to breathe.">>19206513>>19206541"I'll forward you my notes later. In brief, it's obvious that one attacker, identity suspected but unknown, came up from directly behind her, and delivered one sharp blow to the back of her head. Angle suggests that said assailant was slightly taller than her, and immediately departed the scene, otherwise you would have seen them when you opened the door. So far, that's all we have that isn't circumstantial.">>19206528"We're collectively committing treason to most points of view. I appreciate the risk everyone's taking by being here, but I can't very well tell all of my secrets to everyone." He looks genuinely pained for a brief moment before his face becomes the usual unreadable mask again. "Not even you. It's as much to protect them as it is me being paranoid.">>19206542"Everything that could potentially compromise my ongoing investigation."
>>19206490>Someone fucked with the cameras during the attack on Abbey>Will has something that can remotely turn off camerasJust pointing this out here... Although I personally doubt it was him. I mean, if it was he would of just turned us in in the beginning instead of all this round about bullshit. However... Who else has things that can do this?
>>19206609>Are you asking this, or just commenting?
>>19206627Most of that was just commenting, although that last part was a legitimate question regarding the device he used to turn off the cameras, as if he has one who else does? Is it wireless, i.e., can it be hacked remotely and used against the owner's wishes?
>>19206609well, AC-Guy DID confirm that Will isn't the current badguy we are talking about, sort of........in this post >>19205867In character, though, you >>19206609 explained it by stating he could have already turned us in and been done with it, lest he is doing this to use us to his own ends.......CURSE MY PARANOIA
>>19206654"Other commanders. Each attuned to give them control over their vessel in an emergency, and only their vessel. It's also genelocked, and impossible to control remotely. I would know if another like it existed on the ship.""Would something like that be possible?"".... Perhaps. Technically possible, but constructing such a thing, attuning it, and then concealing it and never leaving any trace of other than the one incident? The odds of somebody doing all that under my watch is so astronomical that it's difficult to put into words. I could look into it though, it would be a fairly easy possibility to rule out."
>>19206606[x]...will she be ok?
>>19206732>Whoops, meant there to be more to the post than that.[x] "Are things like this going to be... normal now that we're fugitives? Is everyone close to me a target now?"
>>19206732"Based on what the Doctor told me, the attacker either wasn't thorough or didn't aim to kill. She might be a little out of it for a day or two, but nothing too serious or permanent from what we can tell." He looks at you, as though trying to make up his mind about something. "You should probably go to her for now. Be best if she had a friend right now, and I need to focus on figuring out what happened and what to do about it."You nod, and head back. Something about both him and the conversation bothers you. He never lied, and he certainly seems to care, but he's hiding something. You walk back to the room.>Give me a d20.
rolled 20 = 20Roland
>>19206746>Didn't see this until I hit send. Sorry.
rolled 5 = 5>>19206783rollin'
>>19206791>That will work.
>>19206797Damn....talk about killing the average...this is what I warned you guys about..the dice hate me so much
>>19206791you are a good person
>>19206809Don't worry about that one. The d20 event rolls go with first only.
You step in to see her still asleep. A moment after you sit down, she slowly wakes up."Liz?" She sounds tired and disoriented. "What happened?"[ ] You took a bit of knock to the head.[ ] Someone hit you, hard.[ ] Just relax Abby.
>>19206846[x] Just relax, Abby. How're you feeling?
>>19206846[X] Someone hit you, hard.Honesty is important.
>>19206846Someone hit you, hard.
so that nat 20 means she isn't a evil cyborg from the future right
>>19206846[ ] Someone hit you, hard.
>>19206846> [X] Someone hit you, hard
[X] Someone hit you, hard.
Well, don't I have egg on my face. Changing my vote, just for the sake of unanimity.
>Back in five.
>>19206912Okay, he's gone! Time for the robot porn!
>>19206919...not what I meant to post, but I'm somehow not terribly bothered by that.
>>19206846[x]A badger molested your cranium. I mean, some one hit you, and hard.
>>19206919Hey that's my line!
>>19206961This is a thing, I cannot unsee.
I wonder if next time Alex pulls a Crazy Ivan, we can shout "GESPENST KIIIIIIICK!"...wrong fandom, probably. Ah, well.
>>19207001Giant Robots for all
"Someone hit you, hard." You say, as you give her hand a squeeze."What? Who?""Don't know yet. Will's looking into it."She's quiet for a moment. "I was coming to tell you about something.""About what?""About.... about me.... and well....""Abby, are you feeling alright?""Yes. I need to say this. Liz.... I think I might love you.""I... I know. We kinda uh... had this conversation last week.""Last week? What?"".... Right after Galena.""What happened in Galena? Liz, you're scaring me...."
>>19207040relationship setback Level5
>>19207040Goddammit, not amnesia. God damn you, AC-Guy, not amnesia.[x] Abby, is this a joke?
>>19207040Ask her what she remembers of the past week or so and call in a doctor.
>>19207040Abby, am I remembering things that didn't happen or did you lose a bit of time. Because with either one we need to establish a coherent timeline, what is the last date that you remember? What happened then?
[x] Freak out a little bit.
'You lost control?''I didn't expect such strong emotion.''Perhaps it would be best to leave them for a little while, until things are more settled.''Maybe. but brother, I felt HIS hand in this. And I think the Prodigal is involved somehow.''He's returned?''I'm starting to wonder if he ever left.'
>>19207195Oh thanks the gods i though you might have died again
>So rather than end he thread outright, I figured I'd steal a cool idea from Maverick Hunter Quest, and do an In Character Q&A session. If you guys like it, I might make it a regular thing.>Who do you want to talk to?[ ] Dervish.[ ] Laurie.[ ] Mooch.[ ] Dave.[ ] Elsie.[ ] Steve.
>>19207220Dave or Mooch.
>>19207220 [X] Dave.
>>19207220[ ] Steve
Hello? This thing on?I hear someone has questions?
>>19207268When you get into fights outside a Core, do you usually pull off shit quite as crazy?
>>19207268How are things with Ari going? Well but not well enough Alex would have to kill you I hope.
>>19207268If you had all the money in the world what would be your ultimate core loadout?
>>19207277I would take that more seriously if I didn't bunk with Alex, Mooch, AND Laurie.>>19207283A Gentleman never tells.So I haven't actually gotten into her pants YET, but give me a week or so.>>19207292If I had all the money in the world, why the hell am I in war-zone instead of a palace constructed entirely from nubile concubines?In all seriousness, I'd want a Gemini cannon, a Mantis twin-blade, full stealth suite including a cloak and a dedicated ECM defense unit. I also covet the HELL out of the Striker HM package from Omer. But that's stuff on the shelf now, I hear we might be seeing something interesting soon.
>>19207316On a scale from 1-10 how scared are you of Alex when he gets angry? 1 being a kitten and 10 being Mooch saying oops.
>>19207316What do you think of Alex's tendency to Crazy Ivan?
>>19207321Mooch saying 'oops' is a solid 15, until proven otherwise.I guess it would depend on why he's upset, and how angry he actually gets. He has this interesting habit of getting inarticulate when he gets angry. Sometimes he mispronounces some things, or sounds like he has a slight accent.Then he becomes unable to fully form a coherent sentence.Then he has trouble with WORDS.Sometimes he just sorta opens and shuts his mouth and no sound comes out.A wise man tries to calm him at accent, and leaves the room when his sentences become mangled. At the next steps, if you are the target of his ire, you then leave the country. At silent, furious gestures you go to SPACE, and then get religion.>>19207324This might sound weird, but he's completely rational about going bat-shit.Mooch exists in a low level crazy frequency, Laurie tends to snap and try to kill people, Elsie tends to break down if the situation gets too intense for her.Alex keeps a handle on it, mostly.
>>19207382I'm kind of worried his opponents in the final round will expect the unexpected. Maybe... convince him to do the SECOND craziest thing that comes to mind, next time?
>>19207382Who'd win in a fight, you or Laurie, out of cores and in them?Has Alex and Ari's mom made you dinner yet, her ginger snaps especially are to die for.
>>19207414You lost me.
>>19207421They've been watching your fights, just like you'll be watching theirs. They'll know that Alex has a tendency to do the "too crazy to work" thing. He needs to do something else, that will still catch them off-guard.
>>19207419In a core, I'd say that if I got in close fast, I'd have him. And getting in close quickly is my specialty. He might however be able to stop me if he chose the battleground, since creating advantages if where his strength lies. Out of core, he would feed me my own testicles, little fucker's CRAZY.And I live in fear of 'dinner with the parents' situations. I make horrid first impressions.>>19207428So then the most unexpected thing would be normal combat. A 'crazy Ivan' is taking the least expected course of action. If the enemy thinks you're going to turn left, then it's not the most unexpected course of action.
>>19207449Right. Essentially, he needs to find a middle-ground, between "completely batshit" and "predictable and mundane", and ride that rail right up their ass.
Why a honey badger on Crack? What could have possibly lead to that?
>>19207464I'll be sure to bring that up with him.>At least, if this were a way to manipulate events, and not just a fun way of gaining insight and sharing the spotlight.
>>19207480What is your favorite type of ice cream?
>>19207478>I'm trying to remember where this particular one comes from.>>19207481Klondike bars, but only if I REALLY earn them.
>>19207480What are you going to do once Hope's paid off?
>>19207490If you could fight anyone Core to Core who would it be? Doesn't have to be in your group, just anyone.
>>19207449You really need to get some of those ginger snaps though, you're not on a team named after them because they suck. Also, given what we've seen of Ari's mom she'd probably try and help you into Ari's pants...just saying.
>>19207495Ari, probably.>>19207498I don't really know. I don't really LIKE to fight, I just happen to be very good at it, and it pays insanely well.I kinda want to see what Dervish is like when he pulls off the kid gloves though. I heard that he would have less than terrible odds against Nine-Ball in a real fight.>>19207499NOPE. If Ari wasn't almost a rape victim on a couple of occasions, that might be the case. But we're all a little protective of her, even if I DO want to hit that.
>>19207531Hmm good point...you should still try and get some cookies though.How are you feeling after that last fight? That was some nasty damage you got.
>>19207560I'll be fine after a good night's sleep. But yeah, having both arms AND a leg destroyed? Less than pleasant.
>>19207573What is your professional and personal opinion on lances?
>>19207596Never used them. I can see how they might be effective, but fail to see a particular advantage over another type of melee weapon.
>>19207611What do you do in your spare time? When you're not piloting a core, getting into hilarious misunderstandings and staring at Ari.
>>19207629That's pretty much all I do right now.Maybe if things slow down I'll get a hobby, I remember Steve saying something about Dervish having a flowerbed.>That's it for tonight guys. Hopefully I can do another thread Thursday.
>>19207684See you Thursday, hopefully.Also I enjoyed the asking questions about side characters thing, you should do it more often. I like seeing more of their depth and seeing how they act outside of their interactions with Alex.
>>19207684Great thread as always, much appreciated. Thanks for your time.
>>19207692>Thanks. I'll try and do either one of these or an omake at the end of threads for a while, to make up for not doing it as often.