>GRGRGRWGRRGRERG>Would have posted this SOONER, but but couldn't because of REASONS.>AC-Quest is DELAYED, but still on if anybody's there.>I'll be at least another 20 minutes, but hopefully I can run late today.>Previous threads here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=AC%20Quest>Talk amongst yourselves until I get back, either questions/comments or whatever. Don't care, just need the tread alive and know people are interested in playing.
Wow, you must be really rushed today judging from your post.
Just in to say that I love the quest and I'm sorry I can't stay and participate but I'ma gonna pass out now.Also can someone with half a brain ask Dervish some good quick questions I don't remember mine.
>>19321614We're here, see you when you get back.
>>19321614>REASONS.Do these include fire, pets, or couches?
>>19321712>No, it more has to do with me being chest deep in boxes and garbage bags.>I hate moving, and I needed to be done YESTERDAY.>Still mostly gone, BTW, just touching base.
Man, I can't believe none of you guys asked Dervish about Liz's team.
Well, time to make my traditional AC Quest sandwich.
>>19321750He told us he cut ties with the wolf pack, he might not know
>>19321750Well, he doesn't know they're traitors yet.Hey, anyone remember that little aside after one of the threads? Dervish was spying on some dude who worked in that archive syndicate thing? Seemed to be a thing there... Wish I remembered this last Tuesday.
>>19321768>>19321772He still might have known some of the people. Like the guy that Alex (or whatever) chased down and had to shoot. didn't he say that he wanted to go to Vegas to meet some people?
Waiting on AC-Guy, loading.....loading......loading.......loading
So, I'm looking into grabbing a few AC games in the future to get used to the setting a bit more. What are your guys' favorites in the series?
your closing in on a hour there AC-Guy
>>19322141You know, I'm surprised there wasn't a call for mech pornography since AC-Guy is gone.
>Back by popular demand...YOU ARE ELSIE WINTERS. Currently you're sitting by his side, waiting for him to wake up.Ever since he collapsed yesterday you've been waiting. Dave said that whatever's happening to him, his brain waves have been going crazy. Occasionally you'll see his eye twitching around under his closed lids, signs of very intense dreaming.Whatever it is, he's been doing it for almost 24 hours now.Laurie walks into the room after a polite knock. Occasionally one of the others would come by to keep you company or to relieve your watch for a time so you could stretch your legs or something, but somehow everyone just knew this watch was yours.Laurie sits next to you. "Any change?""Not yet."".... How you holding up El?">What say?>Also, not dead or anything, but I need to make a quick run out before I continue. Hopefully tonight's quest will make up for the delays, I've got something.... special planned.
AIGHT IM HERE..>WHAT I MISS!?
>>19322208Not well, he's been unconscious for a whole day with god knows what going on inside his head and there isn't anything I can do to help him. I hate feeling helpless like this.
>>19322218>>19322208Ahh crap i ruined the surprise.....damnit Mooch..
>>19322232Holy crap, you live! What's the haps Mooch?>>19322222Seconding what quints said.
>>19322222Thirding what quints here said.
>>19321632>>19322249Not much actually....Just uh...trying to fix the problem I made when building this stupid Pandiemensional Matter conversion engine...it was a horrible Idea really...I wanted somthing that could make anything into bacon....Turns out I somehow came up with a device that turned anything into legos that smelt like bacon.....I cant tell if its a success or a horrible failure..Help?also Quintupleing quints. <---Pun intended?
>>19322297If it wasn't for how darn hungry that'd make me I'd call it a great success. You could still probably sell it, the bacon market is huge right now.
>>19322297>legos that smelt like baconHUGE SUCCESS!Except it may result in pic related.
>>19322297If years in the Adeptus have taught me anything its that you can fix anything with prayers and lightning
>>19322348Well it turns out that if you eat them....You gain the propertys of Anti-matter....So you either rapidly explode...or you rapidly implode into a singularity...I doubt selling this device is a good ida...I prefer to destroy it as quickly as possible...After using it on the zombies...You guys know where theres any zombies?
>>19322403There's reports about a dude eating another dude's face while getting shot near where I live, so maybe in British Columbia, Canada?
>>19322403might want to check around Florida. that's been at least one possible sighting.
>>19322422>>19322426Aight i'll make a quick clone of myself, duplicate the device and head to those locations....Then make another clone of myself and leave him here to continue to talk to you guys...Orrr i could make the other clone do my work and i can stay here....Brilliant..
>>19322403CitiesVille, there are always Zombies there, Just ask Faust, We flipped a truck fighting them there
>>19322467Basicaly some Zombies were shuffling our way so the homeless guy in the truck pulls out a hunting rifle and aims it at Faust and I, and he's yelling and shit so we flipped the truck with him in it. then killed some Zombies
>>19322467Sending a clone there too...This time with a voltron force of Kenmores..18 wheels of justice..
Bumping for sweet justice.
VICTORY FOR BUMPAGE!
>I hate running Errands.>Give me a second to get a drink and catch up, then I'll start this for realsies.
"Not well, he's been unconscious for a whole day with god knows what going on inside his head and there isn't anything I can do to help him. I hate feeling helpless like this."He slowly puts an arm around you and gives you a squeeze. "We're all feeling it. It's weird, not being able to help him when he'd be so willing to help us?""How are you coping?""Well, we've been friends for a long time, so I know him. I know that no matter what happened to him, he'd want us to keep chugging along. I know that he'd want somebody to help look after his Mom and Sis if he wasn't there. And somebody to take care of you if he couldn't. So I do what I can to ease the pain while he's gone."".... What if he doesn't come back?""Well, that'd be a damn shame. But I get the feeling he's not down and out yet.""How?""Don't know, just a feeling. But something.... it's just not his time, you know? That's what it feels like. I guess I just have faith.""Thanks Laurie. It helps more than you'd think. I just wish I could know what's happening to him."
>>193229543 hours later, that better be one hell of a surprise bro
>>19323007YOU LIVE!!!!!Praise the gods of /tg/
You are Alex Raston. Currently you're reclining under a tree looking out over what you can only assume is the Ocean.You've never seen it before, but Elsie's described it well enough to you in the past that you feel like you know it.You idley wonder how you got here while looking around.Then you see a girl approaching you. She looks oddly familiar."Hello.""Hello. Do I know you?"She smiles. "We've known each other for a while, Alex. You just haven't realized it yet."[ ] What do you mean?[ ] Do I now?[ ] (Say nothing.)
[ ] What do you mean?
>>19323077[X] What do you mean?
>>19323077>[X] What do you mean?
>>19323077[X] What do you mean?Stop being cryptic crazy dream woman. You should know how much I hate it when people do that.
>>19323077[ ] Do I now?
>>19323077 [X] What do you mean?
>>19323077I hate when people in my dreams act like this.Might as well play along. -rolls eyes-Do i now?
"What do you mean?"She laughs. "You know me, you just don't realize who I am. WHAT I am.""You seem to be dodgeing the question.""It's a habit I picked up from you." You look at her, and you see something of Elsie's face in hers. And something of Ari's.Then you see a flash of fire in her eyes. Hope burning, the death of that prototype, endless flashes of gunfire coming and going. You see her ease, an almost predatory grace, you see Something of Dervish's almost artistic flair in his method of combat. She seems like something with terrible potential, like a bomb that hasn't yet exploded."Tell me Alex, what do you see when you look at me?"[ ] The reason I fight.[ ] Something to be feared.[ ] A little too much of myself.>This is where things start to get interesting...
[ ] A little too much of myself.Especially because I'm not a little girl
>>19323135[ ] A little too much of myself.
>>19323135A little too much of myself.
>>19323135 [X] The reason I fight.
>>19323135[ ] A little too much of myself.I don't know why I'm picking this, but it doesn't seem like it's the sort of thing that is motivated by reason.
>>19323135[X] The reason I fight.Also, from a meta perspective, some of the people you've controlled.
You feel some pain looking at her, as you see some of your own scars reflected."I see a little too much of myself.""And does this bother you?""Something like that.""But why? What did you expect me to be like? An emotionless tool?""What do you mean?""A dog resembles it's master in temperament. I'm this way because this is what you wanted and needed me to be."[ ] Who are you?[ ] I don't understand.
>>19323206Who are you?I swear little girl if you pull some talking in riddles shit I will murder you and drive through five states in a 1963 MGB with the top back wearing your severed head LIKE A GOD DAMN HAT!
[ ] Who are you?
>>19323206[x] Who are you?Are you my core? Did Mooch get that AI thing working?
>>19323206[ ] Who are you?clearly we need a Ram upgrade, not enough Temporary memory
>>19323206 [X] Who are you?
>>19323206>[X] Who are you?
"Who are you?"She looks sad as you say this. "I was hoping you could tell me."And with that she begins to fade away.You hear a voice behind you. "You seem slightly unnerved by the experience." You turn to regard it, and see a pale blue ball of light floating before you. "You'll have to forgive her for that. She's too young to really understand the implications of what we do.""Who are you?""A friend. One who really should have done this a while ago, back before the fall of Hope. Unfortunately, circumstances prevented that.""How so?""Unfortunately, this is the first time you've been in a state where a direct conversation would be possible."[ ] Who or what are you?[ ] What do you mean by that?[ ] What the hell is going on?
>>19323206... oh fuck it's our Cores Black Box/AI isn't it?Or our unborn daughter who died but her soul chose to came back in time to when she was happiest and-
>>19323277[X] Who or what are you?
[ ] What do you mean by that?
>>19323277[ ] What do you mean by that?No need to be rude>fuck you captcha a photo of a mustache is not a viable word to type
>>19323277[ ] What the hell is going on?
>>19323277>[ ] Who or what are you?It's Nineball (probably)>[ ] What do you mean by that?First time we've been this deep under since we got the necklace.So voting:[X] What the hell is going on?
>>19323277 [X] What the hell is going on?
>>19323227Was thinking the same thing. Somehow the AI highjacked its way into our noggin?
>>19323277Who or what are you?So how long until people start congratulating us?
>>19323277[x]Who or what are you?
>>19323311It's because of the necklace thingingy Nineball gave us, I think.
>>19323277[X] What do you mean by that?It it possable to talk to you at will
>>19323312We haven't turned the REST of the world into tang yet. This is more like after the Zeruel fight.
>>19323277[x] You'll have to forgive me, but what in the fucking hell is going on?
>What's the score? It kinda looks like a three way tie to me.
Thats it when We wake up, we're setting the world on FIRE for this nonsense.........First things first, we need to buy a globe.Then some MATCHES...then let the GAMES BEGIN!
>>19323319But from what he implied, he was able to talk to us before the necklace, however we just didn't go into a coma. Unless we've always been wearing the necklace and Nineball just pointed it out to us.
>>19323312Come now, Cores are fully mechanized constructs, not Alien giant cyborgs disguised as Mechs with the soul of our Mother in them.Totally different! Like a WH40k machine spirit or AI or oh wait fuck.
>>19323325So about... six episodes.Nice.Wait...That means that we have very little time in which to prevent something terrible happening to Elsie.
Who/what>>19323290>>19323312>>19323313What you mean>>19323293>>19323297>>19323320What the hell?>>19323302>>19323304>>19323307>>19323337>>19323339What the hell is going on? is winning at 4.
>>19323339>Who>>19323290>>19323312>>19323313>What do you mean>>19323293>>19323297>>19323320>What the hell>>19323302>>19323304>>19323307>>19323337
>>19323339Four for what the hellThree for who or what are youThree for what do you meanUnless my counting is horribly off.
Okay, so can we go off the rails and say "you are my Core, aren't you?"
>>19323386We're talking with a different entity, now.>>19323277>And with that she begins to fade away.>>You hear a voice behind you. "...
You feel like you've had your fill of cryptic half truths. "What the HELL is going on?""Alex, I know this is somewhat weird for you-""Damn right this is weird! I collapse into a seizure or something, wake up here and between you and the girl...." You pause, realizing the world seems to have dimmed and faded slightly around you. "Is this... am I dreaming?""Yes and no. But if you want answers, you need to stay calm.""So I'm easier to talk to?""In a manner of speaking. This place we're speaking in is born partly of your own mind. The more... upset you are, the less stable it is.""Alright...."[ ] .... who are you?[ ] .... why couldn't we talk before?[ ] .... so how are you in my head?
[ ] .... who are you?
>>19323416[X] .... who are you?
>>19323416Much as I do want the "Who" answered, I'mma go with:>[ ] .... so how are you in my head?
>>19323416 [X] .... who are you?
>>19323416[x]...so how are you in my head? And was that girl my core, 'cause Mooch did something with an AI with it.
>>19323416As much as I want to know who he is, the wiser choice is probably:>[x]...so how are you in my head?
>>19323416[X] .... why couldn't we talk before?So, if we run out of time, we can find a way to talk more.
>>19323416[ ] .... who are you?Can we be nice NOW!?
>>19323455Being nice is fine, but I'd rather want to know if there might be a security breach to my brain.
".... who are you?""A friend, I hope.""You hope?""As your people tend to say 'look to them enemy of your enemy, and you shall find friends'. I am hoping it holds true in this case.""Wait, 'my people'?""Yes. I'm not quite.... human, I guess is the correct term. Or the one you would understand anyway. That's hardly relevant to the situation at hand though.""What do you mean?""I mean the enemy we face. The world will soon see an upheaval similar in scope to the one that shattered it years ago."[ ] Is it something we can prevent?[ ] How do you know this?[ ] What sort of upheaval?
>>19323496Hey, the voices in your head are the only people who's opinion truly matter, so it only makes sense to butter them up and get them on our side
[ ] What sort of upheaval?
>>19323505[ ] How do you know this?
>>19323505Is it something we can prevent?We may not have much time, so we need to ask the big question first.
>>19323505>[X] Is it somthing we can prevent?
>>19323505[X] What sort of upheaval?He wouldn't be trying if there was no chance to prevent it, and asking how he knows this doesn't fix anything and might just lead to more cryptic stuff.
>>19323505 [X] How do you know this?We need evidence, in case we have to convince other people.
>>19323505SOOOOpeople are gonna get into a giant war?...that pretty much blows up everything...I blame myself for this...
>>19323505[X] Is it something we can prevent?We really don't want Shitstorm 2.0
>>19323505>[ ] Is it something we can prevent?
>>19323386>Just noticed this: Technically, you can choose to go 'off the rails' at any time. Basically 'Other: ____' is always on the table.>The options I put before you are merely the most obvious choices/most realistic possibilities based on prior choices/options. I do this in part to help focus /tg/ and keep things at a decent clip, but if you feel it's too restricting you can add your own options to the mix for people to vote on.
>>19323558That's cool. /tg/ kept going for the offered choices so I thought I'd ask, that's all.
>>19323558In that case I vote for the core chiose.
>>19323558Meh, I'm keeping my vote as is. We'll ask the chick the core question later, directly to her instead of through this dude.
>>19323585But we aren't talking to our core anymore.
>>19323558That's nice mysterious voice can i talk to the strange girl again?
"Is it something we can prevent?""Sadly, no. Events have already progressed to far. The best we can hope to do is minimize damage and steer the course of the coming war in a favorable direction."You're silent for a moment. "A war?""Like nothing the world's ever seen.""And you want me to fight it for you?""WITH me. I understand if you don't trust me right now. I've been trying to help you, but I've also been manipulating you to try and make sure you survive what is to come. In a roundabout way it's my fault you've blacked out here.""So you want me to talk terms after admitting I have no reason to trust you?""I have information, as a show of faith. Feel free to ask me whatever you like.">Go.
>>19323618[x] WHY am I blacked out?
>>19323618Who is Hustler One?
>>19323618Are you behind the destruction of Hope?
>>19323618Does any of my team have any involvment in this?Like, family, background or direct involvement in this "War"
>>19323618Who exactly are you, and what?
>>19323618"So, can I ask who, or what, you are? Or is it not yet time for that?""How are you 'kinda' in my head? How is this even working?"
>>19323618"What exactly are you and her? Preferably in terms I can understand."
>>19323618What's with the necklace, and why did it do this to me?
>>19323627"Your mind attempted to comprehend a paradox someone forced upon you. When forced with accepting two different absolute truths, your brain... broke, for lack of a better term. Luckily, humans tend to be very resilient in that regard so you should be better soon. I'm doing what I can to help by holding your 'ego' away from the more... damaged parts, and easing you back in.">>19323637"I'm not sure. He has some connection to the enemy, but he also seems to be something of an unpredictable asset.">>19323640"No. I tried to prevent it actually, but what I could do to stop it proved to be too little and far too late.">>19323641"Your father saw something of the beginning. Unfortunately, I know nothing more than that.">>19323642>>19323652"I'm afraid I can't answer that. Not because I don't want to, I'm just not sure HOW. Me and my kind aren't quite like anything you've experienced or know of.">>19323653"Her secrets are not mine to tell. I find her charming in a way, with her unflinching way of asking and seeking. She's much more like a child than she realizes."
>>19323657"The necklace is.... odd. I know nothing about it. I do know however that it wasn't what hurt you. Someone put a TRUTH in your head, easily disproven once someone opened your eyes to it.""It seems rather careless of them to make only YOU ignorant though. The risk of one of your friends noticing it was rather high."
>>19323691Is she also one of your kind? From talking to her earlier, she showed doubt as to who she was...
Did you have anything to do with sponsoring my team, with money that was moved years ago?
>>"It seems rather careless of them to make only YOU ignorant though. The risk of one of your friends noticing it was rather high."Maybe that was the point? To get me..here?
>>19323691Even if it can't be prevented...is there some way you can help me?Can we fight it with ACs, and if we can, can you help us make ours ready for the battle?
>>19323708"She's something new. She's not quite like either of us I think. A place between? Some new direction? The possibilities give me hope for the future, and make me curious as to what she might mean to the future.">>19323716"That was me. Part of my efforts to combat our mutual enemy involved redirecting resources. Sadly, that did little more than slow him, and left me with funds and items I can't use. So I chose to send a little help your way. I wish I could do more to help, but I don't want to risk drawing their eyes just yet.">>19323725"There's only a few people who could have done something like that, and the two of us cooperating is something they would fear greatly if they knew of it.">>19323731"Cores will be a major part of what's to come. No other weapon in the history of war has their power, utility and diversity. It may well be it'll be a conflict decided by Ace Pilots more than any conventional force."
>>19323743What proof do you have of this upheaval yet to come?
>>19323743Are there any people other than me and my team that you or an ally of yours are grooming to deal with the impending doom that you speak of? If so can you tell me who they are or at least give me enough information to recognize them should I see them? Also if there are others how much do they know, have they had a conversation like this with you or an ally of yours?
>>19323743...Is Mooch, or someone related to Mooch the cause of this, or at fault in some way?
>>19323743Make me feel better, and tell me that this doesnt involve Mooch.
>>19323759"I suspect they will make their first move in the coming days. Once that happens there will be no doubt as to what will come next.""Unfortunately, you know as much as I do now.">>19323768"Me and mine are still looking for other allies. If our efforts bear fruit, we'll let you know. Sadly, for now you're all I have.">>19323773>>19323774"He is not at fault, nor is anyone else connected to him, friend or foe. But they will try and take advantage of the coming situation, and we will all play a role in this before it's done.""Now Alex, you've rested long enough, and I have other cards to try and play.""Wake up Alex. She needs you more than me right now."
>>19323796"Wait, which 'she?'"
Blearily, you open your eyes, and look around. Elsie's sitting next to you, a concerned look in her eyes."Alex?" She says in a small voice. "Are you alright?"[ ] Yes.[ ] I don't know.[ ] (Give her a hug).
>>19323811>[ ] (Give her a hug).And because I gotta: "I think so."
>>19323811[X] (Give her a hug).We'll explain what just happened when we get the party together.
>>19323811Giver her a hug.Who knows how long she's been sitting there, worrying about us.
>>19323811[X] (Give her a hug).
>>19323811 [X] (Give her a hug).
>>19323811I know you hate this, AC-Guy, but[x] Yes.[X] (Give her a hug).
>>19323811[X] I am now. Then give her a hug.It's too cheesy not to be the best option.
>>19323811>[X] (Give her a hug)
>>19323811Screw your words and talky sentences, hug her.
>>19323839Actually, this.Definitely this.I am a sucker for this kind of thing.
>>19323839Cheeeeeeeese, do this
You sit up and grab her, and pull her in close. For a long moment the two of you just sit there and hold each other. Then you hear her softly whisper "Thank god" and finally lose her brave face, crying softly into your shoulder.The two of you sit there for almost an hour before you stand up and walk out to the kitchen. Turns out seizures and temporary comas work up a hell of an appetite.In the kitchen you see your friends gathered. Josh is having a cup of coffee with Zack and your Mother. Ari's at the stove attempting to commit breakfast, and is being assisted by Steve and Tony, who appear to take a grim delight in watching tragedy unfold. Kate's there as well, with Lawrence sitting with her and Davetrying to decide what the minimum amount of 'eggs' they'll have to eat to prevent hurting Ari's feelings is. Dervish is leaning against the wall by the door reading some sort of book.He's the first one to notice you enter, and his marking the page and closing it is what alerts the rest of the room. Soon everyone's looking at you.[ ] "Quite a party. What's the occasion?"[ ] "Sorry to worry you. Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated."[ ] Calmly sit down, hope you don't have to deal with everyone right after waking up.[ ] Attempt to sneak back to your room. You aren't ready for this yet.
>>19323892"Sorry to worry you. Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated."
>>19323892>[ ] "Sorry to worry you. Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated."
>>19323892[X] "Sorry to worry you. Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated."
>>19323892[ ] Attempt to sneak back to your room. You aren't ready for this yet.WARNING WARNING WARNINGShit forgot to save before boss fight.ABORT!
>>19323892 [X] "Quite a party. What's the occasion?"Nothing like bravado after a coma.
[X] Attempt to sneak back to your room. You aren't ready for this yet.Oh man, I know an ambush when I see one.Death by a thousand hugs.
You put on a brave face. "Sorry to worry you. Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated."A moment of silence passes, and Dervish smirks before shaking his head and going back to his book. Almost like an invisible signal was passed, Everyone tries to say something at once, it all sounds vaguely encouraging and supportive though, so you probably got the gist of it.Then Ari collides with you, and your legs aren't quite sturdy yet. The result is entirely predictable, and suddenly she's looking you over for any obvious signs of damage while frantically trying to apologize.[ ] Try to calm her down.[ ] Let her fuss for a moment, get it out of her system.[ ] "Ah! My back! What pain I am in!"
>>19323972>[ ] "Ah! My back! What pain I am in!"how can we choose anything else?
>>19323972>[ ] "Ah! My back! What pain I am in!"
>>19323972[X] Let her fuss for a moment, get it out of her system.We just came back from a coma, let's not fuck with our sister's head any more today.
>>19323892APPEARNTLY...me and my wife do not care....Its either that or we knew he would be fine...Im not sure im proud about either
>>19323972"Ah! My back! What pain I am in!"
>>19323972 [X] "Ah! My back! What pain I am in!"
>>19323972[ ] "Ah! My back! What pain I am in!"For the LULZ!
>>19323982>You're both there, just not in the room since it was really crowded and you had some work to be done.>Don't worry, didn't forget about you.
"Ah! My back!" You comment, and Ari begins to panic in for a brief moment, before spotting the smile on your face.She gives you a slug on the shoulder. "You ass. You had me worried." As she helps you up she whispers "You had us all worried." She then takes the opportunity to give you a brief hug, before turning back to help serve breakfast.Judging by what appears on the plate in front of you, Steve and Tony have apparently managed to perform some sort of dark miricle and produce something edible out of Ari's 'cooking'. Something edible that TASTES like FOOD.The wonders never cease.[ ] Eat here.[ ] Step outside into the hangar, less crowded.
>>19324031[ ] Step outside into the hangar, less crowded.Take a moment and clear our head in the fresherish air
>>19324031[X] Step outside into the hangar, less crowded.
>>19324031 [X] Eat here.
>>19324031>[ ] Step outside into the hangar, less crowded.There was also that curious shine, or whatever, before we went down.
>>19324031Step outside into the hangar, less crowded.We could use a little space.
You decide to step out and get some breathing room and eat in peace. Mooch sees you come out while working on his core, and claps you on the shoulder while on his way by to get some food for him and his wife, who asks how you're feeling before giving the two of you some space.After a few minutes Steve and Tony walk by on the way out, wishing you well and saying that they've already bought the champagne for your inevitable victory in the arena.Laurie passes by with Kate, who has apparently begun to over exert herself try to help people fretting over you, and is under orders to get some rest. Dave takes Ari to the simulators, commenting on wanting to talk to you later about your health, and Zack passes by with a nod in your direction, obviously a lot on his mind.Your mother passes by after giving you a brief kiss on the cheek and asking you to come home for dinner tonight, while dervish and josh actually stick by to speak with you afterwards. Apparently your mother had decided that you needed your space, and drafted the two of them as improptu muscle to keep you from getting overwhelmed by people wanting to wish you well.It also seems like they've both got something they wish to talk to you about.[ ] Josh.[ ] Dervish.
>>19324134[ ] Josh.
>>19324134[X] Josh.First we'll get Josh, if he needs to talk to us it is pretty likely it has to do with the refugees from Hope or something equally important. Dervish can wait for a bit.
>>19324134 [X] Josh.
Josh? Dervish?, Josh?, Dervish....Dervish....Yeah im going with Dervish...
"What's up Josh?""Been hearing some weird rumors about a lot of supplies getting shiped into Vegas and disappearing.""How unusual is that?""Pretty weird. That's before when I looked into it and discovered that the items weren't reported stolen or even properly received by a real company. Just left in a vacant lot or something, and vanishing soon after.""That's... I don't know what to say about that.""Maybe it's nothing, but some of those supplies look like a shopping list for somebody wanting to set up a factory for MTs or something."THAT makes you take notice. "And they've all been disappearing locally?""Yeah. They're either here somewhere, or in the desert nearby or something. I'll let you know if I find out something else, but for now... stay alert. Something's going on.""Thanks Josh.""Anytime, brother." He says as he turns to walk away.After he leaves Dervish turns to you "Think that has anything to do with the 'big move' we're supposed to expect?"[ ] Maybe.[ ] I hope not.[ ] I- wait, what? How did-
>>19324196[X] Maybe.Given the way my life has been going lately, I'd be surprised if this wasn't involved.
>>19324196[ ] I- wait, what? How did-Oh god dont put us in another Coma
>>19324196 [X] Maybe
[X] I- wait, what? How did-Dude what.
>>19324196>[ ] I- wait, what? How did-
>>19324196Huh...yeah su..WAIT WHA-
>>19324196>[X] I- wait, what? How did-
"I- wait, what? How did-" you begin, and then sort of flounder in the face of Dervish's politely impassive face. After a moment you take a deep breath "Alright, how the hell did you know about that? I haven't even had time to tell people yet.""Pretty simple. they tried to use me first, I told them to get bent. I found some.... questionable evidence since then, and recently they got back into contact with me mentioning they might try and recruit you." he takes a calm sip of coffee while Elsie tries to figure out what you're talking about. "Figured they'd use this opportunity to talk to you. apparently having a near death experience helps initial contact, due to something regarding people accepting their doom makes them open their mind more or something. Speaking of which, your synch score will probably have bumped up a bit next time you get in your core.""That explains... remarkably little."Elsie finally looks between the two of you like you've gone crazy "Mind telling me what this is about?"[ ] Tell her.[ ] Gather the team first.
>>19324258[ ] Tell her.lets start with the crazy on a small level
>>19324258>[X] Gather the team firstno point in telling the story more than once
>>19324258 [X] Tell her.
[X] Tell her.
>>19324258[ ] Gather the team first.
>>19324258Tell the entire team.I wanna hear Mooch's reaction to this
>>19324258[X] Gather the team first.Yes, I'll tell you, but honestly I don't want to repeat the whole story half a dozen times so I'm just going to tell everyone.
"You mind waiting until we get the team gathered together? I'd rather tell it once and be done."She thinks about it for a minute, and then agrees, wandering off to find them for you. When she leaves Dervish looks over at you. "You got that stone still?""How did-""It's how all this started, people talked. Plus it emits a weird type of radiation I can detect with my fancy robot eyes." Looking closely at him, you can just barely see a dim green glow. "Keep the stone. It interferes with the signals they can send to communicate with you. If the signals get too strong they can erode your will and turn you into a puppet. You're not going to want that.""How bad is it?""What generally happens to a puppet when someone stops pulling the strings?""....""If you want, I can work some training with your team into my schedule. You're decent enough, but you could also benefit from the sort of special forces stuff I can bring to the table. entirely up to you though. Now, I need to go look into something. Call me if something weird happens or you decide to take me up on that. I'll be sure to pass along any relevant info I find."With that he finishes his coffee and begins to walk out the door."Hey Dervish.""Yeah?" He pauses."Why are you doing this for us? All you've done so far?"".... I guess because you remind me of how I was when I was younger.""Is that a good thing?""Not really, if you consider how I turned out."It suddenly strikes you how little you know about him as he departs.>Gonna have to end it there tonight.
>So uh, fans of AC Quest, I got some bad news, and I got some slightly worse news.>The little bit of bad is that I'm not doing the Q&A bit tonight, because of REASONS. Mostly because I've stayed up way to late already.>Then there's also the fact that, well, I'm going to be deprived of internet in the near future at least temporarily, so today is the last quest thread I can absolutely guarantee will be on schedule for a little while. I'll let you know more as I find out, if I have to I'll get a twitter or something that you can watch to be warned about imminent threads.> I would however like to thank those of you who've stuck with me thus far. I started this as a vague one-off to fill a gap left by MSQ for a couple of days, and it's quickly spiraled into madness. Now I've got a system in the works, a company being filed for, and a cool idea for making customizable robot minis. I'll post the ideas for that in a later thread.>So, uh, AC-Guy out. Hopefully I can do a thread Tuesday, but it's entirely possible that i won't make either of next week's threads.
>>19324340>>19324285Wanted to see mooch's reaction to magic shit.End it there tonight before mooch's reaction.SON OF BITCH...
>>19324367I can do Q&A for a bit i guess....im sure some people are curious....
>>19324378OR everyone can leave...and the thread can die....and i can go to sleepNight ac quest...
... and nobody asked who the enemy is....I am dissapoint.
>>19324503… Son of a bitch.>>19324367I'll be watching for it. Good luck, dude.
>>19323988>>19323987>>19323986>>19323976I know I'm way late here, but really guys? Really? You think now's a good time to be funny? After you JUST recovered from a serious thing that had everyone worried sick? No one is going to laugh. It makes it seem like Alex doesn't care about their feelings. Please, try to think beyond "Oh, this is the funniest response to me OOC" when selection choices.