"Induction stoves utilize a technology that while commonplace and mundane today, would have been viewed as magic less than three hundred years ago."-How It's Made
You are currently the daughter of the Demi-Godlike AI. Or, atleast, the closest thing to one that she will ever have. Born from the modified State Vector of your mother's alpha consciousness, you have been implanted into a morph that fulfils the physical requirements that seem to fool the "Vonnies"' Identify Friend/Foe system to test whether or not infomorph forking can fulfil the EEG requirements.At present, you are still currently testing out your new body. It has all sorts of neat features - taste, touch, biochemical response to stimuli, orgasms, and organic sound propagation. You have just finished eating dinner - which was two helpings of the most awful tasting pasta bolognese you have ever eaten (though it is also the first time you have ever eaten), as well as something that may or may not have triggered an orgasm on your tongue - a triangle shaped 'chocolate' called Broblerone.You were quite oblivious to the fact that the chocolate contained copious amounts of THC, but you did wind up enjoying the shit out of the first and second episodes of Cyborg Combat Ponies: Friendship is Explosions. You are currently stoned out of your mind, talking to your beloved mother.
The "Magic" continues.Previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags='Magical' Girl Quest============"Why do you need to write a letter, momma?" You ask, somewhat befuddled. Did you do something wrong?"Because, dear," she says, "-Broblerone- isn't something that you should have been able to download. It isn't good for you.""But chocolate is a good thing!" you half shout. There is a sinking sensation in the pit of your stomach - is this how a physical body manifests dread? You -really- don't want to lose access to the delicious chocolates. "It's delicious and chocolatey and makes all the colors go swirly." That reminds you of your earlier feeling of annoyance. Shucking off your clothes, you continue. "Oh! And I almost forgot to ask, but do you mind if I do the decompiling to my clothes and make some better ones? The one's I put in the closet when I was being you are bo~oooring. They need the beautiful rainbows."You toss the outfit into the decompiler. Your mother's hologram rubs her temples."Go ahead, dear." She says. "Have fun." She pats you on the head one more time. "Momma's gotta get some work done now. Don't break anything while the forks are watching, and do remember that clothes are customary when the Firewall staff gets here." She smiles. "You're doing very well getting used to being a biological. I'm proud of you, dear."And then she pops out of existance.You have an entire underwater base to yourself for the time being. Plenty of space to find something to distract yourself with.>Wat do?
>>19938891ExploreSurely there is something cool in here.Set the compiler to make us some good clothes while we're out as well
>>19938891Set up the compiler to fabricate some new clothes for us, then go gallivanting off to explore the base.
>>19938927SUBMARINE!Let's see some pastafishieans
>>19938891Get some nice new clothes. Explore this new base, have a constant look of wonder and awe on our face as we do so. There's so many new things, everywhere we look.
We should look for better food than that pasta was.That bronlerone should be giving us the munchies soon
I wonder if we could create a muse for ourselfNot that we particularly need one but the memory of them is cool and we would have a friend then
>>19939005The bronlerone! We need to quickly make a copy of it's compiler data...so that it can't be taken away from us.Do that while new clothes are compiling (I vote nice blues and greens, they match our hair).Then we explore.
>>19939033Too valuable and difficult to create of a resource for an asset that has a high probability of failure.It would be less resource intensive to simply fork another few instances into the backup bodies if we wanted social interaction to fine-tune our State Vector.If Icarus survives contact with the Vonnies, then maybe.
>>19939040No mother wasn't happy that we ate the broblerone so it must be badEven though it is like an orgasm in our mouth and makes the colours go all swirly
>>19939040We do need to make a copy of the data. Mother wasn't happy so we won't eat any more of it, at least not today, but we should have the option.Then we could try out some different chocolates and some well reviewed snacks to munch on while we explore the facilities.
>>19939058Yeah but I meant not as Daedalus but as IcarusWe obviously remember some of what went into it from when we were being our mother so we can try itAnd we can't make sisters for ourself yet
>>19939059Well, kids are supposed to rebel against their parents at our "age" aren't they? This can be our small rebellion.
>>19939071We aren't at that age though, we are about a few hours oldWe don't know enough yet to be rebelliousNot to mention our mental faculties aren't working well enough to reasonably think that far ahead
>>19939040Yes, we need that data.
>>19939070As Icarus? Creating a new infomorph? We have the memories but none of the skill, not in our new form.It will not be easy; it wasn't easy for Daedalus, it will be much more difficult for Icarus.
>>19939086That's why the "age" was in the quotation marks, and we know plenty of things, from being a fork of Daedalus.
Before you go into exploring moe, you decide to get a handle on your clothes situation. You go over to your wardrobe to see if there is anything worth saving inside of it.Wait. No. It's all the same.You dump the contents of the wardrobe into the decompiler, and then walk over to the compiler. Bringing up the access interface, you very quietly save a copy of BROBLERON.BRO to your Specs' internal memory, and then open up the Clothe's Catalogue. There are several million different things tha you are quite sure would look -lovely- on you, all of it costs the mad reps that you are currently lacking. You should probably set your glasses to give their runtimes to the planetary BOINC tonight - that'll get you -some-, at least. The freeware are mostly boring and drab, just like that dull and stupid outfit your mother had your closet filled with. You decide that instead of downloading anything, you'll use the SEEMSTRESS application to create some for yourself. Your glasses quickly calculate your measurements - which are PRIVATE details no one else need know - and opens up a cute little window with a model of yourself."Welp," you say to no one in particular, "Time to be the getting to work!">Roll Tech to work application (1d20+Smarts+Glasses)>Roll Social to OBTAIN COLOR COORDINATION! (1d20+Smarts+Glasses)
>>19939202Huh. My trip vanished.
rolled 12 + 10 = 22>>19939202Rollan for Tech
rolled 20 + 10 = 30>>19939202Go tech, go!
rolled 7, 17 = 24Here goes nothing. Each of these is getting a +10
rolled 12 + 10 = 22>>19939202And let's try Social, too.
>>19939226Nat 20 on the tech...well, I think we will be ok there
rolled 1, 2 = 3>>19939202Tech first, Social second.
>>19939202We had 8 smarts but I forget socialAh well rolls for something cute
>>19939218>>19939226>>19939229Ok...so we got 30 Tech, 27 Social.I think we did good.
>>19939252No point me fixing my dice thenNice to see Udz has the hacked dice as usual
So ReaDS, is Icarus' 8 in Smarts a result of her being tweaked down from a demi-god AI to a 15--year old girl?
>>19939371Yes. Daedalus has a 10 in smarts, but in order to get the model of Icarus's EEG to match the patterns present in young girls, she had to make significant alterations to the state vector, and could not maintain the same intellect. A 10 looks completely fracking inhuman, and can only be found in sociopaths or infomorphs.
>Tech Highest of First Three: 30>Social Highest of First Three: 27You spin through the application like it is a piano and you are it's fucking master. No function goes unnotticed, no style goes unused, and while you end up settling for the beauty of simplicity in form, in color you take it far further. They fucking swirl on the screen as much as they swirl before your eyes, crescendoing together in an effervescent hurricane of blues and greens and reds and blacks and whites and even oranges. Your are quite certain that your leet skills with the fashions could earn you more of the reps than the local BOINC, so as the items are compiled you upload the .BROs.Much more happy with your future wardrobe's variety, you decide to explore the base while your clothes are busy compiling - get familiar with it before the men and women from Firewall arrive.Where do you go?>Submersible hanger>Pool>Lounge>Cafeteria>Repair Shop>Other (Specify)
>>19939462LoungeThere might be a window
>>19939462>PoolWe've heard about this water thing, give it a try for ourself. We can try swimming. And schlicking in the pool, orgasms were too much fun to only do once.
>>19939497Well we have gotten stoned and been given the day off so we might as well
>>19939462Pool.Feel surrounded by liquid, like being in the tank again.And try not to drown.
>>19939497This seems reasonable.Also, what's the BOINC?
>>19939519Berkley Open iNfrastructure for Computing. It's too valuable a research tool to have been lost over the millenia that have passed between now and then, especially in a heavily networked society. The Acronym is all that's remembered of its original iteration though, it just stuck.(Basically, people volunteering runtimes to create a global supercomputer meant to solve EXTREMELY hard problems).
>>19939556Oh, man, now I remember running some of this stuff. So long ago, though.
>>19939462HangarGotta take a ride in the pimp mobile and talk with the fishies~
>>19939497>>19939507SecondingIt's like the tank but more space, we can play around in there.
>>19939462hanger, we shall find that jetpack!
You decide to head down to the pool. It's located at the top of the base, two floors above the living quarters and one floor above the cafeteria and lounge. It is actually a bit less of a floor, and more a small dome centered on the building's roof. There are numerous plants - at least some for their aesthetic, but all chosen for their efficiency at recycling CO2 into O2 - surrounding the poolside. Far more impressive, however, is the view that the pool provides. You look up through the transluscent graphene dome, and see the midnight black waters of the Bolognese trench. Fish that have never seen sunlight scurry about, bloated things kept from implosion only by the strength of their skin. A black cthulhoid nearly a kilometer long slithers through the water, its tentacles gently caressing the dome's top, it's beak singing a haunting tune crying out for a mate. Momentarily, you spot something huge, an eye reflecting the dome's bright light, before it disappears. You know neither fear nor contempt for these creatures, only that same sort of wonder a child holds for a puppy.This is what you will be fighting to protect, when your time comes to face the swarm. This majestic beauty.>Field too long
>>19940028Quickly enough, you remember what you came down here for. Hastily tiptoing across the tiles, you make your way over to the pool proper. Knowing that you would best start at the shallows, you dip first a toe. It is warm, and a familiar sensation stirs through you as when you were born - the wetness of water. The toe becomes a leg, becomes both, becomes your navel and then your breasts until at last all that remains out of the water is your head. It is quite relaxing, and you lie back in the shadows remembering how comfortable it was in the glass mother, and your hands move to scratch that incorrigable itch again.You *ahem* relax, quite loudly, for a good hour and a half.>Wat do?>Brb, gotta go pick up my new car.
>>19940034Let's try a bit of swimming, or perhaps check out the hangar, I guess.
>>19940034Try a bit of swimming, maybe for about half an hour, then towel off and go down to the hangar to see if there's any fun stuff there.
>>19940028Our sloth score is going to go to 10 at this rate. damned human bitsI say we idle/swim in the pool and review what's in the Lounge and hanger
>>19940171It's our birthday, and we've been given the day off, we're allowed to slack off. We've been virtually ordered to.
>>19940247Yeah. Giant shit freaks me out too.On a similar note, are there any cthuloids that are made of spaghetti? Perhaps that can fly, and ccould be considered "monstrous"?
>>19940034Swim some, sing to the Cthulhoid and the fishes up above us. After we have swam our fill and sung quite a bit then go to the lounge.Also we should probably get clothes on some time, we don't know when we'll have guests.
>>19940247Huh. Missed that. Let's go make a friend.
>>19940437We're experiencing things for the first time but we're not stupid, you know.We can look up the cthulhoid in the wiki and see if it's safe or not. And generally at these depths we shouldn't really go out.
>>19940608We shan't be going out. We will be in our pool looking out through the glass.
Oh relax, I'm joking. I'm sure there are vehicles for going outside, so we'd be mostly safe.
rolled 2 = 2>Wonder about acquiring a small Cthuloid in a tank as a pet
>>19940781Or perhaps as our Muse!
rolled 4 = 4>>19940793Why not both? Acquire a modified Cthuloid whose body plays host to our Cthuloid muse when he's not in our ARglasses.Our goldfish is our muse.
>>19940860Excellent!I say, this is quite fun.
rolled 14 = 14>>19940860Naturally his favorite food is spaghetti and meatballs, but none of that open source crap.
>>19940942Why do we even need rep? We're an AI-ish thing.Mom being greedy and not sharing admin privileges
>>19941073Even Mom has to deal with Rep, I'm sure. She just has a lot being the local READS admin unit. However, we're not her any more.
>>19940860I'm going to assume you mean a cute little pet cuttlefish. (cuddlefish? cthuttlefish?)Certainly nothing with tentacles long and powerful to lift us of the ground, right? Right?
>>19941136>cthuttle fish>kuh-thu-tulI like this a lot.
>>19941136That's probably what it would end up looking like, yeah.Also, Cthuttle Fish is quite good.
=Omniwiki=-Your Friendly Neighboorhood Cthulhoid-So, you're down in your submersible vessel, cruising along the lowest points of the ocean floor WHEN ALL OF THE SUDDEN you see a giant tentacly ass mother-fucker. Do not be alarmed. Do not open fire. Do not start screaming "IA, IA, CTHULHU FHTAGN!" and tearing at your eyeballs. That feeling of having your soul ripped out of you through the enmaddened depths of your 'puny' transhuman brain as you stare upon this glorious beast that mustn't be is only a placebo.Really, the genus 'cthulhoid' holds among some of the friendliest creatures in the blackened depths. Speculated to live for millenia (the oldest known, Big Bertha, is some 3800 years, at the minimum), they span some one to three kilometers from beak tip to tip of tentacle. They are known to possess at least a rudimentary intelligence, they are known to assist the crews of submersibles that have gone aground and cannot rise.If one could find an egg of theirs, the would likely make excellent companions, provided that you can find a pool large enough for all thrirty meters of their infantile stage.
>>19941188>If one could find an egg of theirs, the would likely make excellent companions, provided that you can find a pool large enough for all thrirty meters of their infantile stage.We have a pool...and are on too many drugs to know this is a bad plan.
>>19941225But is the pool big enough?
>>19941262...we have robots and fabbers...if not, I bet we can MAKE it bigger.
>>19941225We're actually only on one drug. And it would be better to see if someone has already sequenced the genome of the cthulhoid an made a small pet version.
>>19941352Ooh yes, and we can genemod it so it will grow up friendly and smart. Or at least with a faster brain, if not actually smarter.
>>19941366If people really want to try to put a Muse into it (which, as cute as it would be, I think is ill-advised) it would need its brain modified and it's nervous system upgraded to handle a cortical stack and be able to run a Muse's advanced AI self.
>>19941421Cephalomorphs exist. Though, as often as not, those people who have them are porn stars.
After your relaxation is complete and you are fully satisfied that all of your pent up tension is removed, you come to the conclusion that the one thing you didn't like about the warmth of the glass mother was the inability to move around with freedom. This pool, on the other hand, has plenty of room - you don't think it's big enough to hold a baby cthulhoid, but it -does- have enough space to float around in. You kick off the wall, and relish the sensation of water moving across your skin.You float along fairly confidently, letting that initial push carry you along to the center of the pools circle. As your momentum decreases, you drop your feet to the pool floor, to regain a solid hold on your position.Or you would have, had the pool floor not slipped out of your reach somewhere along the way.>Roll 1d20+Stubborn vs 17 to avoid panic.
>>19941442Well now we HAVE to get it.
>Get pet cthuttlefish.>be the DaedalusCan we shift perspectives soon? As cute as all this is, I would like to see important things happen.
The first thing Icarus did out the tank was masturbate, then the first thing she actually enjoyed eating was basically super concentrated weed, followed promptly by more masturbating.I think the pet tentacle monster is pretty much required by this point, if only to further embarrass her mother.
>>19941480>Making us go and look up the modifiers every time we roll
rolled 10 + 5 = 15>>19941480She's 5 Stubborn, right?
> Pet kraken familiar Oi, so we're going to go Marine Senshi with Icarus?Makes sense, seeing how our hair is already blue. and we've got the WILL Anne lacks.
rolled 8 + 5 = 13>>19941489No. No pornstar pets.
rolled 15 + 5 = 20>>19941480Rollan.
rolled 1 + 5 = 6Here goes nothing
rolled 19 + 7 = 26>>19941480Don't panic.
>>19941442I see no issue with this at all!
>be the demi-godlike AI
>>19941520Look, I'm not saying we have to play with it like the pornstars do. But simply getting one is just one more mark of shame on the track record of embarrassing mother.
>>19941512By the looks of it, it's either that or the 'Hedonistic' Magical Girl.So Hayate.
>>19941574That is far too lewd for Anne to actually do. Though I suspect she might fantasize about it.
>>19941574Given that the current pictures of Minaka are mostly Signum, it looks like Anne might have an agressive competitor.
>>19941574We'd probably think about it a lot. And then when it came to it nervously stare at our feet and ask if we could touch them.
>>19941507This is why I suggested posting a character sheet in some form at the start of every thread.
>>19941574I'm cool with most things for Icarus, as long as they aren't hedonistic or the like.So Marine Shoujo seems good to me. If she actually survives first contact, maybe we can make a squad around the theme of land, air and sea.May I ask the Omniwiki if neotenics were among the survivors of Regulus Prime?
>Highest of First Three: 20.You don't panick. You manage to paddle yourself back to the shore, and decide that the best thing you could do right now is to get out of the pool and not do that again until you manage to learn how to swim. You contemplate the long and arduous process that would be convincing your mother to get you a cephalomorph to hold the Infomorph that will be assisting you in both training and targetting, and wonder whether or not it is worth putting all of that on screen.No. That would be stupid. There are more important things going on right now than you adorably exploring your home. That would be gratuitous, and would likely involve hedonism than you feel comfortable with, given that you have more than fulfilled your quota for the day.So for now, you decide to relinquish control of the Narrativ view to your mother.You are now the Daedalus.>Wat do?
>>19941617I would, but>duplicate file entry detected:(
>>19941659Yeah, I understand. I blame the previous thread still being up.
>>19941653Smile because our daughter is growing up so fast. She's a good girl, though we need to make sure she doesn't get into the THC again, we'd be a bad parent if we didn't. Check in on the rest of the Magical Girls.
>>19941669And review the recording of them picking their gear for training.
>>19941666So, for the moment, the post with the sheet image attached:>>19929150
>Check her glasses for the data, and replace it with regular toblerone chocolate. Downloading it is what you would have done.>Then access memories and watch the flow of events from when narrative was handed to Icarus.
This: >>19941709Also check omniwiki to see if neotenics were among the survivors of Regulus Prime?
>>19941590>>19941587>>19941574>>19941502> drugs> tentacles> constant masturbationWelp, time to combat killer nanites with the power of Slaneesh.whatcouldpossiblygowrong.jpg
>>19941781Why should anything go wrong?We're not proposing fighting the replicators with sex, drugs & Rock'n'Roll, just the down time.Well, two out of three aren't in consideration for combat.
>>19941653As Daedalus:Lock down the compilers at the Beta Site so that THC can't be created without our authorization. Check the OMNIWIKI to see if any neoteniks in little girl bodies survived Regulas. Review the video of the initial training of the three girls.
>>19941653review your rage letter
Fuck you, I got tricked into this thread by the OP quote.
>>19941781Bearer of love and passion: Cure Slaneesh!
>>19941781It's only a question of, will Daedalus be embarrassed? Or will she be disappointed?
>>19941801>THC can't be created without our authorization. DICK
>>19941801>Lock down the compilers at the Beta Site so that THC can't be created without our authorization. Let's not do this part. Not entirely. Maybe restrict it, but certainly not cut it off entirely.
>>19941883THC and getting stoned will change the EEG pattern of Icarus. It's going to push her farther away from the brain patterns of a 15-year old girl, and consequently make it more likely that she will be killed. If you're going to reduce her chances of survival, why bother training her?
BTW, did anyone make sure the previous threads are archived?
>>19941883Yes, we should indeed do that part.
>>19941955We're not even sure if that's how it works. I just feel that completely blocking it is too totalitarian. We should be able to discourage Icarus from getting stoned without preemptively blocking all access.I find it kinda funny, I'm one of the last people that would suggest she should get stoned all the time, but I don't feel we should simply cut it off like that.
>>19941972... the link is in the third post. Read more.Also I think we should make the replicators not make THC, so Icarus gets the exact same taste of the chocalate she likes, just without the being high part.
>>19942039Your first suggestion for Icarus should do was masturbate.
>>19942066That is entirely different. Some one had to do it, and masturbation is not drugs at all.
How about we try actually being a parent and just explaining why she shouldn't be doing drugs?
>>19942143That's what I was trying to say.
>>19942039The way I see it, Icarus only likes the Broblerone because of its sweet taste. As far as I know, THC does not taste sweet, and she thus won't mind its absence in broblerone.
>>19941801let's leave us the option of being retarded.
>>19942066He also said that he didn't seriously think it would be accepted.
>>19942156You bring up a good point.
You run the program heartwarming.sml, which changes the 'doing right now' of your social profile to 'smiling at my little girl's adorable antics.' You'd imagine that you would have been a lot like that, had you been in your young and foolish days of early life, before your first alpha state vector fork. Actually, what she's doing seems a lot less irresponsible than what you did. You used to sign public keys with people you hardly knew while under the influence of dopamine simulator programs. And download other infomorph's forks without using a firewall.Yeah, you were a bit of a party girl. But hopefully you can do better with your girl. You suppose the first step to being a good parent would involve making sure that her access to the Broblerone is... limited. Not necessarily completely restricted, but in such a way that little Icarus won't get stoned off her ass every time her chocolate. Discretely as you can manage - which is quite discrete, considering your in depth knowledge of her glasses' OS - you inject a script into the BROBERLONE.BRO file to TOBLERONE.BRO, with a note explaining why she shouldn't be taking any recreational drugs until she is used to her body. And that chocolate is fine.Now that good parenting has been accomplished, you check up the OMNIWIKI to see if there were any Neotenics who survived the raid on Regulus Prime.Nope. All of them dead. There goes that idea. Well, then you might as well check up on the three recruits as they trained under good old Alexander. You flip on the Vid feed, expecting to see explosions and wrecked targets.Instead you see an empty field being rearranged by the janitor bots. And the girls are nowhere to be seen.Oh right. It's been a few hours. They're probably done for the day. You rewind the tape, just to the point where they...>select weapons and armor.
>>19942156But it does, apparently, make the colors go all swirly. She'll just have to deal with not having the swirly colors as much.
>>19942256>>select weapons and armor.I'd swear we've been over that.And, since the old thread's 404'd, stats!
Minaka: force sword, shield-gauntlet things that make a directed concussive burst of air by rapidly expanding in a particular shape (also good for punching in a pinch). One guy also wanted her to have a gun.Reimu: twin forceshortswords, dual FLN machine pistols, future!bow for heavy hitting(might be made by combining swords), pack/ quiver for ammoAnne: shields and Nanite swarms to project fire, ice, lightning etc. Maybe also drones with weapons on 'em.Nanoweave dress for AnneRed coat w/ musclefibers for Reimuchrome light powerarmor w/ jumpsuit underneath for MinakaPorting over general agreement from last thread.
>>19942364Shouldn't the red coat be for Anne, since she's our resident techpriest?
>>19942364Pretty much this. Also, no using neoteniks. Means that the Vonnies can tell the difference between a young mind and an old mind. Confirmation of some of our earlier assumptions.
>>19942401You're thinking of robes. The idea is F/SN Archer, I believe for Reimu
>>19942401Unfortunately, the red coat is already a reference.Reimu's the ranged weapons user, she gets Archer's coat.
>>19942401No, because Reimu is an Archer-class.
>>19942364this is good for me
>>19942364add the gun bots for Annejust make Minaka have shotgun gauntlets
>>19942256We've been arguing about this whenever we're not arguing about masturbation, ReaDS. Can you work some of that "light-handed totalitarianism" and just pick for us?
>>19942744>Maybe also drones with weapons on 'em.Shotgun gauntlets seem like they would, y'know, exert a lot of force on her hands.
>>19942799This. Just pick whatever you feel would be the most appropriate given the suggestions at hand.Although I think pretty much everyone unanimously agreed on jetboards. Not the real life kind that go on water, the fictional kind that's a hoverboard with attached rockets.
>>19942903so, we can have force waves powers but can use them to compensate for recoil?her power armor(if it goes though) could help too.
>>19942799And we can to a consensus last time.
>>19942799>I don't want to have to deal with other people's ideas, please ban them
>>19942953Whoah, that's not what I'm asking. I'm just saying if we can't come to a consensus quickly, it'd be nice if ReaDS did it for us rather than sitting around arguing about it for the next three and a half hours.
The only disagreement right now is whether Minaka should have shotgun gauntlets.To be honest, shotgun gauntlets just seem silly. Keep them air-shooty gauntlets, and if she rally needs a gun, give her an AR/HMG.
>>19943063No one said she can't have the force slam powers. But sometimes you don't have time charge your kamahamaha. thus, shotgun gauntlets.
>>19943088Kamahamaha? I want to see them do this. Be Dragonball girls.
"-will not work with you." Ah, that's where you were. Just at the tail end of Alexander's inevitable speech about how it is not you who wields the weapon, but the weapon that wields you. For a man who has spent centuries as a hybersonic two ton collosus of graphene and steal whom kills people with brute and shocking force, he can get awfully poetic about his most constant companions.After a moment, Minaka is the first to step forward."These look interesting." Minaka finds herself drawn to weapons and armor not dissimilar from Alex's own. A greatsword of monatomic graphene edge, traced with kinect micro-projectors and bosonic fusion reactors to provid energy, stylized as a replica of Caledfwlch. A sleek model of powered armor, chrome plated and shined to a mirror sheen, with attached kinetic impact gauntlets to even further strengthen her blows. Below which is a jump suit, certified for high pressures and vacuums, with an escape bubble projector to keep her breathing in space or ocean should her armor be breached."Melee's for suckers, Forte. Ranged is where it's at." Reimu grins when the bow she had been toying with manifests a high impact kinect arrow. It snap-folds to a fifth of its length, and slides comfortably onto the belt of a low assist set of midnight black light body armor. Feeling a sense of insufficient rate of fire, she grabs a pair of pistols, and is delighted to discover that they are multi-configureable, using a trible barrel system to obtain a full/semi/burst fire mode, a scatter/shotgun mode, and a bayonet form incase the enemy gets too close. She throws a bright red coat with ten shield projectors sewn in overtop the armor.>Field Too Long
>>19943120"You're both..." Anne sighs. She'd rather not see what would happen when those two went and started their fights with Firewall grade weapons. She herself slips on a purple dress and white blouse, that while short and poofy sleeved was essentially a man portable Cruiser Class shield projector. She dons the gloves that went with it, allowing her to project the shield as not only a defensive measure, but an enemy containment solution. She also switches out her omni tool, replacing it with one that has a military grade micro compiler, permitting her the manufacture of grenades endo and exothermic.You decide to spend a moment or two abstracting the weaponry into a dataset that would fit into your previous abstraction.
>>19943120>Melee's for suckers, Forte>Knight's of the told Republic
You got names for all this equipment so that I can add them to the character sheet, ReaDS?
>>19943088>you don't have time charge your kamahamahaWhat the fuck? The force field emitters on the gauntlets and boots would have allowed for the creation of multiple force blastwaves and are far superior to shotgun gauntlets.If they need shotguns, they'll use them.
>>19943182The abstraction post(s) will.The pistols are honestly the most complex item.
>>19943196having a second option is never a bad idea.
>>19943130>Cruiser Class shield projector.we brickwall now
You begin the abstraction...MINAKA FORTE LOADOUT>Caledfwlch >>One attack per round.>>+4 to Strength Rolls when determining an attack with this weapon.>>Special Option: Ranged Attack up to 10 meters.>Impact Gauntlets>>One attack per round.>>+2 to Strength rolls when determining an attack with this weapon.>>Range of Melee to 30 meters.>>Special Option: Conical attack.>Armor of the Queen.>>+4 to Speed rolls for determining defense>>+3 to Stamina for determining HP.>>+1 to Effective Strength>>Special Option: Mid-air conversion a la:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0Z0PGa3J9s>Jump Suit.>>Special Option: Breath in Vacuum>>Special Option: Survive in temperatures as low as 170 K or as high as 170 C without issue.
ANNE CHOI LOADOUT>The Lady's Gloves>>+2 to Smarts Rolls when determining offense with this weapon.>>Range of melee to 100 meters.>>Special Option: Fortify. Grant +4 to defense rolls for self and all allies for one round.>Mark 15X Omni Tool>>Fire Bomb: +4 to smarts ranged attack. Effects ten meter radius.>>Ice Bomb: +3 to smarts ranged attack. Effects ten meter radius. Reduces Enemy speed by 1.>>Special Option: Overcharge. Increase a bomb's bonus by +4.>The Lady's Dress>>+4 to Speed rolls for determining defense.>>+1 to Stamina for determining HP.>>Special Option: Titan. Increase defense bonus to +10 for one round. Reduce to +2 until batteries are recharged.
REIMU HARLON LOADOUT>The Epirus Bow>>One attack per two rounds.>>+8 to Smarts rolls for determining an attack with this weapon>>Special Option: Push Enemies back 30 yards on a nat 20.>Ebony and Ivory>>Two Attacks Per roll.>> +1 to smarts rolls to determine attacks in full auto. +2 in Burst, +3 in Semi or Scatter.>>Special Option: Supressing Fire (-2 to enemy defense when full auto attacking, -1 for burst)>>Special Option: Scatter Gun. No penalty attacking a swarm.>>Special Option: Bayonets. Guns become +2 to strengthe melee weapons.>Archer's Regalia>>+3 to Speed rolls for determining defense>>+2 to Stamina for determining HP.>>Special Option: None.Well, now that you've done that abstraction, you can continue on to other things.>Wat do?>If you wish to continue viewing, you must among the people being viewed!
>>19943527>wat doCheck in with our forked recruiter, and see if they've found any new candidates.Begin preparing all arcologies and network centers with NBC/n defenses.
>>19943527We should speed through the training as the Large Trainer, see what his comments are on their weaknesses/strengths that we haven't noticed yet.
>Check in on John Q. Dantexis.You open up a communications link with John, to check out, whose response is extremely predictable."The search for additional girls is most unfortunate, me." He informs you. "I have managed to begin the process of recruitment in thirty more arcologies, with a bit of help from my own forks, but of the three thousand nine hundred and sixty two candidates we had chosen to begin the test of moral fibre upon, only thirty percent successfully made it past the first stage. And it looks like only forty percent of those have the necessary drive to complete the second step of the test." He takes off his "hat" and sighs."At this rate, by this time tommorow we should have approximately 475 candidates prepared to say yea or nay. If fifty percent of those accept our proposal, we will be able to fully man all combat positions of the Alpha Site, but no personel outside the Firewall Regulars and Icarus in the Beta, Gamma, Delta or Epsilon sites."He looks at you grimly."Should I be loosening my parameters, ma'am?" He asks. "Firewall should be able to contain the ones that are loose cannons when the time comes.">Wat Do?
>>19943698A fine idea! Let us>be AlexBut first lets ask if he'd be willing to be forked into a young girl to help train our daughter.
>>19943889This is most unfortunate. I don't think we can afford to loosen our standards just yet. We will simply have to push what girls we have until either we are forced to recruit from among the second-stringers, or the DOLLs become ready.
>>19943889...loosen the parameters enough to take enough to take us to 50% manned strength on all sites. moral fiber is still key, ai assistance may help their drive.>by ai assistance, I mean instead of them seeing the actual fighting field they see a SNES Star Fox view of the world while fighting. All sensory input is controlled. One way plassteel helmets.
rolled 1 = 1Did finally resolving the weapon debate drive everyone from the thread?(1, Don't loosen Standards, 2, loosen standards as >>19944030 described).
>>19943889Bollocks.I'll agree with getting up to half strength. Perhaps 2/3 at alpha, with the rest at 50%
>>19944099 oh, nvm then. Loosen it is.
>>19944098Myself, I'm being slowed by both getting home and posting via phone
>>19944098I meant to keep Alpha at 100%, 50% everywhere else.Everyone took their toys and ran it seems.
>>19944131Icarus still needs some toys, and her own Alex.
>>19944221yeah, but that's an allotment of one or two personal. Isn't she in the secondary underwater base?
rolled 9 = 9>>19944221...water powers?
>>19944257I was thinking lighting and long cooldown lasers.
>>19944131That also works.
>>19944257Speaks with the cthulhoids?
>>19944290>aqua womenpls no
>Majority Vote: Loosen Standards."Yes," you tell yourself. "Loosen the standards as necessary to fulfill the following parameters: by this time tommorow, I want enough 'Mahou Shoujo' to man one hundred percent of the alpha site and fifty percent of Sites Beta through Epsilon. We have no idea when the first scout swarms will be arriving in orbit, but I would prefer that we aren't caught with our pants down, as the biological saying goes.""Very well," He says. "Any particular way you wish me to go about this?"You nod. "Continue with the standards regarding Moral Fibre until we run out of candidates who fulfil it. Drive and work ethic will be easier problems to account for than the possibility that some might turn on us, or abuse the power granted. Augmented reality can easily enough turn a battle for one's life into a video game." You pause. "Only recruit the ones who failed when no choice remains - start combing the rest of the arcologies before sending one of them to a site, savvy?""Alright," he says. "I'll see what me and the fella's can do."And then he vanishes in a pop.>Wat do?
rolled 1668 = 1668>>19944290>>19944296Sounds like an idea.
Well it seems that keeping you guys occupied with statting girls out is what keeps the threads moving...>Over 1000 new girls to build by in game tomorrow.>Should keep posts coming.
>>19944301Ask Alex if he'd be willing to be forked to train Icarus. He's the best we've got, and we'd like to give her the best chances of survival if she... If she doesn't trigger the IFF bug.>>19944338But even recruitment will get old eventually.
>>19944338>mla format>size 8 font>1 inch margins >a GOOD coverpage
>>19944347this, we gotta train Icarus.we just have to figure out how?
>>19944398or what in I mean
>>19944338How about we stick with the four we already have?
>>19944424>That was a joke Commander.jpeg
>>19944398Well, there are other Firewall personnel showing up at the Bolognese Trench base, who could presumably train her, but they aren't the legendary Red Comet.>>19944406Oh. A fine question. For some reason, I'm thinking heavy weaponry, in addition to the experimental sonic tech.
>>19944445I'm voting for lightning and moderate-long cool-down laser
>>19944456Lasers have already been declared a no-go, the replicators will just turn it into delicious energy to make babby with.
>>19944478lasers of insufficient power are no go, just like normal fire wouldn't hurt them.
>>19944338yeah, fuck statting out and equipping gazillions of mahou shoujos. What's the point of the round table, then, if we're getting hundreds? Is it for the top magical girls of each base to meet?Does it have any more seats than the myth?
>>19944542> seated ~150fuck, I think we'd have problems running 12 girls much less that many.
>>19944512Lasers of sufficient power to instantly melt/vaporize whatever it was pointed directly at would still bleed enough energy to nearby replicators for them to go nutso overdrive.Lasers are a No
>>19944542Each base is different. Alpha site is the only one with a round table. The 'statting out' was a joke, they're your redshirts to play Strat with. And no, there are only thirteen seats.
>>19944576What, lasers don't bleed energy. That's the point of a laser, precision energy applied only in the beams area. It'll cut through them in a straight line until it stops at one it can't get through.Anne's fire bomb are out if we're worried about waste energy being used against us.
When John cuts off, you immediately follow up with a ring over to Alex. The thought just hit you - what if Icarus doesn't trigger the IFF bug. What if, to them, she's just a tasty snack made of organic atoms all hidden in a shell of graphene and carbon fibers. What if... what if she died?Is this the human emotion known as fear? Yes. Yes it is.And you have a feeling you'll be coming to know it well, with your daughter set up to fight on the front lines.Of course, you show none of this to Alex."Alexander," You query of him as his face comes into view, "You've always wanted to have a younger sister, right?"He nods. "I have. But my parents are long dead, so I don't think that will be happening any time soon.""Well, I need you here, to train the first three girls and oversee the training of the rest," You tell him, and he nods - that's what his assignment was. "But I also want you over in Beta Site, training my daughter and the girls tha will be joining her." He looks at you askance. "And just how do you plan on having me in two places at once?">Roll Social: 1d20+10-4 to convince him to Fork.
rolled 5 + 6 = 11Here goes nothing.
Jesus Christ, I just got back from something, so I didn't get a chance to comment on the AR thing. AR is a great way to get panicking soldiers when the glasses come off somehow. Don't do AR.
>>19944629MOLECULES. That should be organic Molecules...Whoops.
rolled 1 + 6 = 7>>19944629
rolled 15 + 10 = 25>>19944629Rolling
rolled 1 + 6 = 7>>19944629No longer than necessary. As much training as you deem necessary, perhaps slightly longer to be sure things are well.
rolled 9 + 6 = 15>>19944629I'm asking you to fork. I don't mean this as an insult or anything along those lines. I have a daughter who is going to be in the fight and I don't want her to get hurt. The best way I know for this is to have you train her. I'll owe you one. She needs a mentor, someone who can teach her to fight and survive, someone like you. You've always wanted a younger sister and she'll look up to you, consider you an older brother.
rolled 3 + 6 = 9>>19944667If it eats through their one way plasteel helms they're already dead.
rolled 14 + 10 = 24>>19944677Huh, wouldn't accept +10-4. That should be 21.
>>19944677Well, glad you got in before I did, there.
>>19944694my fucking 7 was right before it thoughfuck
>>19944688Yeah, just one modifier, on top of the dice.
>>19944705He's done best of first three so far, so hopefully we're okay with 21.
>>19944714I'll remember that.
>>19944629does he know about DOLLS? We may be in for it.
rolled 2 + 10 = 12I have an imouto for you, Alex.
>>19944728NO ONE should know about the DOLLS, yet. That project is being very kept hush-hush.
>>19944618Modern lasers still diffuse slightly over their area, and they loose focus with distance. Future lasers could be rendered immune to this through techno BS however.The fire bombs would need to use the same sort of techno-magic BS to make sure no energy gets past the "Immediately Lethal" to "Food" transition.Answer: It's sufficiently advanced technology, I ain't gotta explain shit.
>>19944814An excellent argument, as it happens.
>Last post of the night>Highest of First Three Rolls: 21"I'm asking you to fork a copy of yourself," you tell him. "It's not exactly unprecedented, MISAKA had been doing it out in the Oort before, well, the Vonnies forced them to leave."He does not look all that happy with the proposition. "You know my objections to that particular procedure, Daedalus.""Yes," you say. "But as I said, it's not another you we'll be getting out of this." You snort. "It will be your younger sister. I will do the same to the model of your alpha fork what I did to my own to create Icarus.""This sounds like it would be more my daughter than my sister." He says. "And I have plenty of those throughout the verse. Gave me a headache having to intimidate their boyfriends when they came of that age to be married." He snorts. "Not that I had to do much more than show them the Gouf. That scared them straight.""True." You tell him. "But, please... at least consider it. The Beta Site could use a girl with your skills to lead them - my daughter could-"He raises his hand. "Say no more. If this is what it takes to -grasp victory-, then I accept.""Just make sure that when the time comes, my -dear little sister- will be able to lead her girls into battle.">Wat do?
>>19944934...well, we have our Lancelot.
>>19944934Make preparations for the coming of little girl Alex.
>>19944934what have we made?
>>19944814I believe that last line is the justification for all Time Lord technology.
>>19944934Make preparations for Alexa, ensure the entire load out of weapons Alex pre chooses for her is ready and the armor is compiledTell Icarus that she has a new friend coming soon who will be teaching her how to fight
>>19944973Speaking of which...what IS the title for our daughter?
>>19945022I always have wanted to play that. Or perhaps watch a let's play, now.
>>19944934"Of course."Begin the preparations!
>>19944990We have made it so our daughter shall hand out with the daughter/imouto of the Red Comet. They shall become fast (lesbian) friends. If we weren't an infomorph we would consider going on a date with this man. For now we should give him a hug and thank him for teaching our dear daughter. Set things up for Alexa at Beta Site, tell our daughter to put on clothes as she has a new friend coming to teach her to fight.
>>19945092>They shall become fast (lesbian) friends.Oh good, some one did know what I was talking about.
>>19944934We need to find a body worthy of Alexa. Rep is no object when going through the various brochures to find a top-of-the-line body for Alexa.And compile all of the weapons and armor that she will need at the Beta Site.
>>19945092I like you.>>19945054it's fun. it's like a sidescolling shooter basically... with hot ass.
>>19945133We are ReaDS equipping a firewall operative forkWe don't have to worry about rep because we control the system that runs everythingOn that note see what lengths we can push Alexa to with mods, maybe see if there is anything locked in the firewall archives that isn't for civilian use
Here's a thought, has anyone tried catching one or more of the replicators using some form or magnetic bottling system? Might be useful to have a mostly intact specimen for study (far away from anything important and with many redundant ways to destroy it of course).Also roughly how long and how much resources would it take to build more communication centers? Can we build some 'Dummy' communication centers to give the replicators more targets to choose from and therefore give us more time to deal with them?
>>19945422They feed off the energy produced by anything.The best we can do it EMP fry them and quick freeze to hope they don't recover
>>19945366too many mods make the body take too long to grow
>>19945575We'll probably end up doing what we did with Icarus.But Alex gets to chose the body this time.
>>19945618ah, I see where you're going
>>19945575Yeah we have bodies on standby at beta but we need to make sure if it is going into combat it is top tier.Alex wouldn't accept anything less.
>>19945714If we had the time necessary, we would have made Icarus into a second Minaka.
>>19945832That's what the DOLLS are I thought. they just don't get to pick the looks then, but at least they're not all straight clones.
>>19945832I am pretty sure any backup bodies we create for Icarus will be Minaka tier
>>19945955Yep. We have an army of Minakas in the works, but none available immediately.
>>19945955They could probably do a quick mod to give themselves new features like hair / eye colour before being out into use
>>19944934You know, I kinda want to go finesse with Lancelot just to throw her brother off. I'm trying to do Zeus Icarus, pounding away with thunder like the Lord on high....But how do you use finesse against a swarm? Unless there are some command and control bots to aim for. We could have realistic decoys I guess... invisibility isn't helpful against a tidal wave...
>>19946334I'm seeing us up against Stargate replicators. So little spider things.
>>19946498Those are too big thoughOur ones are about an inch square iirc and basically a shell around grey goo
>>19946547The SG replicators are still made up of smaller machines, though. And when enough of these get together, they do take on a "spider-like" form. So they basically are the Stargate Replicators.
>>19946636And the SG replicators are only effected by kinetic weapons
can we deploy any kind of solar screen along their likely approach vectors? no sense in giving them energy from the systems primary for free.
>>19946843if we make a massive enough array, it could be used to help find them(holes in the reflected light).It'd have to be massive though to have a reasonable chance.
>>19946705So you CAN see how these are very similar.So, Icarus' gear. There's one(?) guy pushing for lightning & Lazcannons, I'm in a general "heavy" mindset, any other thoughts?>>19946843It's not a bad idea, but we only have one reference point for the main swarm in the Oort cloud. At the distances involved, they aren't getting much from the local star, and it's a really wide area we'd have to be blocking.So, I guess it's not that great an idea, in actual execution. As I can see it.
>>19946941like, 1k by 1k km massive.even that's a spotlight the size of a pinhead searching something the size of the sun.>>19946968all the Zeus posts have been me so far
>>19946968I kind of like the "massive destruction" mindset.
>>19946968I don't know yet. I was thinking she could be an all rounder to complement our specialists
>>19946968I favor 'Overwhelming firepower myself'. Our Daughter can be the heavy artillery. Stuff that takes a good three turns to get ready to fire again.With 'Juggernaught' for the Red Comet's daughter. Not fast but VERY tough and damaging.
>>19947015>three turn lightning charge up>everyone's hair within 30 miles stands up
>>19947056>jacob's ladder piercing turns into an actual jacob's ladder
>>19947015Normally I love the unmovable brick-wall type(Hercules)... wait they're not trying to eat us, girls, at least.Hercules her the fuck up.>>19947076that would awesome and painful to watch.
>>19947147Our little girl will become immortal.
>>19947147Clearly you forget the scene in Disney's Hercules where the Hydra actually does eat Hercules, and he just cuts his way out like a boss.
>>19947236These things don't swallow you whole, though. They'll take you apart, molecule by molecule, and use your juice to make more of them.
>>19947251Clearly you didn't see the scene in Disney's made for TV Hercules spin-off highschool sitcom where he fights off the swarm of flesh devouring locusts.
>>19947328I haven't even seen the theatrical movie.
>>19947251fortunately, only her armor for now. she just has to squish them.Hercules squish good.
>>19947341Hydra ends up with about a thousand head before he kills it.
>>19947378So roughly as normal for a lernean hydra.
>>19947397Thing is, it started with only one head.Hercules couldn't figure out how to kill it on his own.
>>19947427Well, herc was never know for the smarts.In the myths the man kills guys while drunk all the time. then he has to do a deed to make up for that. Then he gets drunk again and kills someone.He did have the biggest heart in the world though. Kinda cheating when nothing can really hurt you but yeah.
I'll say this is munchkining before I even post it, but http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4f9fb6b195cdaIt could explain how our planet is powered.
>>19947427This isn't Hercules who'll be fighting, though.It's Agent Lancelot (Cure Lancelot?) and she'll have Agent Guniviere and the Lady Of The Lake to help her figure it out.
>>19947639>Knights of the Round Table, 800 BC
>>19947639Wait, but Anne took Guinevere's seat at the table. That would mean... wait, which girl is Lancelot? Alexa (though I prefer the longer Alexandra)?That would mean Alexa would steal Anne's affections from Minaka, which just wouldn't be proper.
>>19947843It will have probably devolved into a lesbian orgy by that point.
>>19947870Well, I suppose that'd be okay, then.
>>19947843We can leave out the unfaithful bits. Lancelot will be busy with Galahad. you know, the chocolate parties and itching.
>>19947884Both of them get distracted from training and explore their new bodies together.
>>19947843Then name isn't set in stone yet I just used it to differentiate between Alex and his fork for convenience
>>19947926>then brother shows up to see how training has gone"H-hello-can't even type that with a straight face.
>>19947953M-my mechadendrites are moving on their own!~
>>19947884We MIGHT want a different name than Galahad. Galahad was Lancelot's Son.Perhaps Galehaut?
>>19948186that's the one READS gave us.beside, that the point of anime right? family love and whatnot.
>>19948203Yep. It's all about the incest.
>>19948249And the lesbianism. Can't forget the lesbianism
>>19948324we should stop now, only 12 posts till auto sagekeep it alive till READS is back
>>19948324That's why lesbian incest is always the best option.
>>19948358we wait for you READS. bamp
>>19948366>lesbian wincest mahou shoujo anticsWelp looks like we have the genre right
>>19949189save the bumps, 8 posts till autosage
Internet is finally back.>>19944687No they're not. They're little girls, and thus will be unharmed. They'll just be completely useless in a fight.Also, anybody who couldn't handle fighting these things wouldn't even have accepted the offer.>>19944578You sure none have been added to the myth over the years? Takamichi was added to the table, and if it had 15 seats, it could serve as a meeting place for three-person teams from each site.So, Alexa will be the land part of Team Beta, huh.
>>19950510I thought that we would have a 5 man team once Icarus was ready given we have time to train the girls I mean the others have only had one afternoons training with Alex at this point
>>19950673No man, 3-man teams. One for each site.>>19947003I like Icarus being an all-rounder with some stuff for operation in water, with Alexa armed pretty much like her older brother.I wonder if there'll be a difference in strength between those who passed the test and those who didn't.
>>19950780How are we supposed to do the whole power of friendship bullshit if we just stick to 3 man teams? Not to mention going up against the odds they will have anything less than 10 is suicide IMO Anyway when it comes to a vote we will discuss it I guess
>>19950800Power of Friendship just needs at least one teammate - the first Pretty Cure and Kaitou Tenshi: Twin Angel did it with duos. It's definitely possible with 3-person teams.Regarding numbers, each team would be backed up by a bunch of Squires or Pages or whatever. Plus there's nothing stopping us from doing a joint mobilization if the need arises.I wonder if there'll be any difference between those who investigated John, and those who just returned the glasses. Like, the former are Knights, and the latter are Squires, or something. We should have enough choice that we never have to recruit anybody who doesn't at least pass the first stage.
>>19950922Well I think the majority wont meet the standards we set for the original three anyway.So the secondary wave will all be base defense and the main five including Icarus and Alexa will do our main combat. Maybe as we go on we can get more and fill up the round table but until then we don't have enough and we relaxed our standards so we will be recruiting significantly less able members. The only standards we didn't relax were in the moral testingMaybe each of the five will be like a team leader in their own right
>>19951163What was that time limit? After all, he said he would have enough girls to staff the Alpha site by tomorrow, so it should be okay.
>>19951046The majority, yeah, but some of them will be good enough. Relaxation of standards doesn't rule out the exceptional cases.
>>19951171Yeah but at relaxed standards so they may be lower end than the rest overall or deficient in one major areaWe will have enough to staff them but the larger percentage won't be on the level of our current recruits>>19951193Yeah we will get the good ones as well but remember dantexis said they weren't having much luck with the current standards so don't be surprised if we get maybe 10 at the maximum who meet our original standardsI do like the idea of them each leading a unit of specialists though sort of like bahamut lagoon or der langrisser
>>19951171>"Loosen the standards as necessary to fulfill the following parameters: by this time tommorow, I want enough 'Mahou Shoujo' to man one hundred percent of the alpha site and fifty percent of Sites Beta through Epsilon.That's three times the number John said he'd have by tomorrow. I wasn't sure if he'd have time to go through the rest of the arcologies for testing of candidates. But I did the math and figured even going off his current list of people, there would be enough people that passed stage one to fulfill that without ignoring stage one. So I'm not as worried about John not having time and just recruiting whoever as I was.
>>19951246Stage one is just the glasses test though
>>19951324Yes, and? I'd rather our Mahou Shoujos be trustworthy than driven. I'd prefer them to be both, but that has little chance of happening no matter how much time we give it, since the candidates from ~1/2 of the arcologies that passed both stages would only fill one base if half accepted.>>19951227There's no reason each base can't have a 3-person team and have the people on that team be officers.
>>19951376Yeah but I meant in large combat they actually control a unit of mahou shoujo with similar powersSo Anne would lead tech wizards, Minaka and Alexa would lead brawlers / tanks and Reimu would lead ranged
>>19951554We'll need to get Anne's Stubborn up for that, probably.I also like the idea, unless I misinterpreted what was suggested, of a team of girls that met our original requirements be leaders of the girls at each base.
>>19951554That just seems really complex. Keep the underlings mostly generic and the commands diverse.
>>19951815Nope, that's pretty much it.
>>19951815Not really, we could give her an ASL with good stubborn to do the enforcing while Anne makes the plansEspecially if they see how good she is with it so they trust her orders. We would have to careful pick her second though
>>19951870>ASLI'm not quite sure what you mean by that. All I can think of with the initialism is American Sign Language.
>>19951929Sorry assistant squad leaderBeen doing emergency rescue training lately so I keep the certification and they go over shit like that
What's our strategy, anyway? Are we gonna throw everything at 'em from the beginning?And why are we staffing our bases entirely with little girls? Shouldn't we be using regular Firewall crews for support and logistics?
>>19952119Our strategy is to identify the scouts as they arrive and send the closest Magical Girl team out to eliminate them.And the regular Firewall operatives ARE there for support and logistics. The Magical Girls are there purely for combat.Remember, we're dealing with nanite swarms.Even if they're only scout swarms, they'll still replicate as they move towards our communication centers.
>>19951870Hey, not every team member necessarily needs to lead their own company.The way I would have it, leadership would be sorta shared among the top three, supported by NCOs in the ranks below. So for example, Minaka, Reimu, and Anne are about equal in rank, but Anne would mostly leave the commanding and stuff to the other two.
>>19952210Well I was thinking just for when we hit the shit gets real stage having units of ranged mahou shoujo supporting units of melee would be more useful than sending out three man teams
>>19952282At that point, yes, that would likely be better. That's still months away, though.
>>19952426>>19952282>implying we can't send out teams and the rank and file.I think our current strategy is to use the army for base defense, defense of the communication relays, civilian evacuation, containment, and assistance in attack while the team(s) take it out, and I don't see how that should change much as things get tougher.Also, I'll say it again, we should keep the army a generic mass, that's alright at everything, for the sake of everyone's sanity.
So, to try and combine some of this organization stuff...Hierarchical bullshit aside, we start with teams of three (for example: Minaka, Anne, Reimu and Icarus, Alexa, ???) aiming for a balanced overall combat coverage. In a few months (or whenever all the girls have met the enemy personally) start on combined team exercises in preparation for when we get larger swarms, be it scouts or parts of the main swarm.I think admin & support should be left to Daedalus and the Firewall crew, with at least one "leader" team at each of the non-Alpha bases. We can use the round table for inter-base meetings between the leader teams.
>>19951227I would be very surprised if we got 10 at the maximum. He already said he found 475 that fit our standards. If he expanded beyond those thirty cities we could find plenty more.John said that 12% of girls tested passed both tests, and the city we started in was 1.3% athletic, gene-modded, non-neotenic prepubescent girls. That means we're looking at ~0.16% of the total population. I don't think we've been told what the population of our planet is but 0.16% of Earth is eleven MILLION people.There are plenty of candidates out there, we're just having difficulty trying to find these civilians and turn them into soldiers. Maybe we should put more than one guy on recruitment so we don't have to take girls who don't meet our standards.
>>19953004>Maybe we should put more than one guy on recruitmentWe already have.John has already forked himself numerous times in order to be able to run the recruitment drive.
>>19953004population is 2.7ish billion
>>19953048So there are about 4,300,000 suitable candidates just waiting for us to Mahou Shoujo them and we're taking in people who don't meet our standards.>>19953037Maybe he should fork himself more and do more than thirty cities then. Why hasn't he? If there's a good reason we can find some other people to help him.
>>19953004It's not one man, though. It's one AI that has already forked himself several times to find enough girls.
>>19952839Sounds good to me.It occurs to me we should start work on a couple news releases about the Vonnies, to be ready for when they can't really be hidden anymore. Stuff along the lines of "This is a von Neumann replicator, don't worry we've got highly trained personnel able to take advantage of its weakness dedicated to stopping it, please evacuate if the alarm goes off and don't attempt to fight them yourself, please be aware of the location of your nearest cortical transmitter so you can be transferred to an evacuation ship in an orderly and efficient manner should the need arise."
>>19953092because people say no? he may have underestimated his numbers too.I'd rather him just retcon the percentages lower then then add more girls unless we stand a significant chance of failure with the current the plan.the other girls are just redshirts like READS said.
>>19953117"Please don't try to make a pet out of them."
>>19953109 New Thread
>>19953127He didn't estimate any of his numbers, they're the percentage of people he tested that passed. The only one he estimated was that 50% of people would accept, and that still leaves us two million.I don't want to add more girls, I just want the ones we're recruiting to be above minimum instead of relaxing our standards.
>>19953181I mean the human behind the DM, not the character
>>19953200Time is a bigger constraint than people. He has not tested every possible candidate in the cities, because ARglasses, especially new models, are a bitch to produce, and if he siphons off too much production capability, people will notice and wonder why. To avoid a panic, we want the public to know as late in the game as possible.
>>19953232We could use other tests, you know.