>AC-Quest as soon as I shave.>Seriously, I can feel this not-quite-stubble-anymore clawing at the edges of my soul.>Anyway, previous threads here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=AC%20Quest>Also, the twitter: https://twitter.com/ArmoredQuest
YOU ARE ALEX RASTON.And you just made a hard choice."We'll need to really be in the thick of it if we want to make a difference. We'll set up on the northern outskirts of town, near where the main attack's coming in."Dave asks the question you don't really have an answer for. "What if someone gets by and goes after the civies?""We'll have to make sure they don't.""But if they do?""Then We'll figure it out when the time comes."You quickly redeploy and set up shop.>Give me a d20 event roll.
rolled 4 = 4>>19974182I... I probably shouldn't do this.Oh well.
rolled 18 = 18>>19974182I have no idea what this quest is, but have a dice.
rolled 20 = 20>>19974182Oh crap.
>>19974224I really should yield to the "Don't do it fagget" impulses.
rolled 12 = 12>>19974182AWW YEAH AC QUEST
>>19974224Good to have you back man
>>19974236Yes, you really should, !Udz. I haven't seen you roll something that wasn't a disaster yet.
rolled 1 = 1>>19974182MOOCH WILL ROLL FOR MOOCH TATICS EVEN IF IT DOESNT MATTER!
>>19974266CANT ROLL WORSE THEN MOOCH! WOO!
Alright, while we're waiting, someone catch me up real quick. I know Armored Core, but what's the deal with this thread specifically? Who are we? What are we doing? What era/timeline are we in?
>>19974307We're Alex Raston, survivor of the independent colony of Hope. Currently in Vegas trying to rebuild a stable life for the other survivors.We had our entry paid for a tournament, that turned out to be a trap by some mysterious figure that claims to have killed our father.AC-Guy's world is not one that was used in any of the games. It's about 10 years after a general world-got-fucked scenario. Several combined, really.
>>19974224You can hear it in the distance. At first it sounds like white noise on your coms, and then you realize it's coming from all around you, shaking the very earth you stand on.Everyone does a quick equipment check. you note from your command view that Ari sent Dave a couple of quick questions about what to expect, trying not to look like a nervous rookie and letting you know she's scared.You let out a sigh. You knew deep down she wasn't ready for real action, not yet. Then as you get a look at the opposition, you realize that nobody's really ready for this.Christ, there has to be a hundred of them.The noise gets worse. It starts off like nails on a chalkboard, and quickly becomes the very wails of the damned. Some part of you feels like you've heard it before.Then you hear some mumbling coming from your team's coms...
>>19974307Mooch has a good awnser for this.LISTEN TO ME TELL YOU A STORY!Once upon a time, YOU ARE ALEX RASTON, AND YOU AND YOUR SQUAD, which consists of Mooch, Dave, Laurie, Elsie, and your sister, ARE SETTING UP SHOP TO FIGHT AN ARMY COMMANDED BY LEGION. other then that there is no specific ARMORED CORE, timeline Era.Also for a non-Mooch filled catch up, which isnt really a catch up. Mooch suggests you read the archives for fun times.
You Are Elsie Winters.You reach over and turn off your alarm-clock, before going through your usual morning routine of a shower and picking an outfit.When you go downstairs. and find your father making pancakes.Huh. That's odd.He's never up this early.
Heh, oh this is just too much fun.
>>19974242I NEVER LEFTAside from every time I have to sleep. Every friggin' thread.>>19974261Then you haven't been paying attention long enough. That's okay, though.>>19974407Da fuq
You are Ari Raston.Your brother just picked you up from your music classes after school. Since he's in a good mood from finally having the nerve to ask that girl out, you decide to see if you can talk him into ice-cream before you head home.
Oh what the hell. Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and tase....
You are Mooch.You're so glad that you left your old life and family behind as you snuggle in with your wife to watch the news.Your first on the way, and things are looking up already.
Fucking mind games.
I've been around for a long, long year, Stole many a mans soul and faith.....
You are Lawrence Brenner.You just left soccer practice. Yeah it's fun and all, but you really would've preferred to play football like your Dad and Brother.You get a message from your Dad. Apparently he was being held late at work, so he's sending your 'sweetheart' to pick you up instead.You smirk. Suits you just fine.
And I was round when jesus christ, Had his moment of doubt and pain.Made damn sure that pilate washed his hands, and sealed his fate.
You are Dave.You woke suddenly, as if from a terrible dream.Heh. Giant Robots? This is what happens when you get drunk and watch Gundam with your kid brother.You decide to try and get breakfast before you have to go meet with your father.
AND NOW LET'S TAKE A TURN FOR THE INTERESTING....
>>19974349It's weird. Almost like they're talking in their sleep.And then you heat it, it sounds like Elsie's... crying?
>>19974407You sit there on the couch holding the phone in your hands.They just told you there's been an accident."No... no..." You can't do this. "No, please. Please god, let it be a mistake." You can't be all alone.... can you?You dial his number without thinking.Why isn't he picking up?
PLEASE TO MEET YOU. HOPE YOU GUESS MY NAME!
>>19974593We should really get a sitrep from everyone.
>>19974631Jesus. If I'd rolled a 1, would we be in the dream, too?>>19974632Morningstar, Lucifer, Old Scratch, Beelzebub (Not actually the same guy I believe, but hey)
>>19974450Your brother dropped you off at your friends house, and drove away to meet his girl.You walk up and knock on the door, only to have it swing open. ".... Cass?" You call out meekly, as you step into the house.One hand slaps your phone out of your hand, while the other one covers your mouth. You try and flail and struggle when the hand that disarmed you begins to head south....
BUT WHAT'S PUZZLING YOU~
I left the thread to get some food.Then I come back to this.I'm scared.
>>19974484You get a call from work. Morgan just went to the hospital.Something about the baby.You didn't hear the rest as you ran for the door.
IS THE NATURE OF MY GAME....
>>19974734>>19974716>>19974691>>19974688>>19974632>>19974631>>19974593>>19974587>>19974583>>19974552>>19974547>>19974497>>19974484>>19974479>>19974450>>19974416>>19974407Eh Dont worry about it guys...Its only a glitch in the matrix.
>>19974547You wait by the curb when you hear the distinctive roar of the hemi engine.Oh you did NOT need this right now."Hey there sweetheart. Your daddy said you needed a ride. Though I wonder if he knew you liked to call me 'daddy' when you rode me.""Oh god, please leave. Just.... just go...""Oh come on. you can't just do all that and walk away. Especially not after we filmed it.""...What?"And then he showed you.And then you started screaming.
>>19974583You wake up out of a tube.What? you remember your Dad saying something about tests but... This looks like a cryo tube.You run across the room on shaky feet looking for pants, as you pray the calendar is just a cruel joke.
my mind is full of fuck...
>>19974593The crying the screaming, everyone's freaking out.And then you remember that sound. From when Nine-Ball saved you. That.... thing was making that noise.Then an all too familiar voice comes over the coms...
Hello there Alex. You're going to have to show me that trick for staying awake. Be good for the next long, boring business meeting the others make me attend.
>>19974871"Legion.""In the flesh. Well, in a manner of speaking."[ ] What did you do to them?[ ] Why are you calling me?[ ] What the fuck are you trying to accomplish?
>>19974893>[ ] Why are you calling me?Guess we're gonna have to go all big damn hero against the hordes, huh?Like in the sims, when Legion hacked his way in.
>>19974893[x] What did you do to them?Add more "fucks" though.
Okay, seriously, where'd everyone else go?
>>19974893[x ] What did you do to them?
>>19974959Scared away by the cutscene.I had Final Fantasy flashbacks for a second there.It was like remembering 'Nam.Gay, girly man 'Nam.
>>19974959You're right this place is kinda quite.
>>19974988Its because everyone forgot is the matrix and the Agents got everyone.
>>19974893[x] Why are you calling me?Can't we just take this guy apart and be done with it?After unsuccessfully chasing that cultist, I want to rip and tear.
"What the hell did you do to them?""Oh, your friends? They're just having a nappy-nap. I am not responsible for the content of their dreams. Well, not completely. I mean, when you just grab the part of their brain that causes horrible nightmares, you get a unique flavor for every individual. Trying to tailor it to them kinda ruins the fun.""You...." you have no words adequate for this. All you have is a vague hatred. "You sick bastard! Why!?""To make their last moments as painful as possible. You see, unlike my comrades who view your deaths as an unfortunate necessity, I happen to enjoy it. Snuffing out your lives one by one, watching the life bleed from the eyes. I think that if I had a dick it'd make me all kinds of hard. I hate you. All of you filthy little monkeys." You listen as the normally cheerful, almost gentlemanly tone slowly leaves his voice, giving way to colds hatred. "After what your kind did to me, my only regret after killing you all will be that there are no more to kill. and YOU Alex," He continues with a dark chuckle "You have earned a very special place on my shit list."In the distance you can see the shapes more clearly now, and you recognize them. they look like those weird raptor MTs you fought in the sims.[ ] Attempt to rouse your team.[ ] Try to call ____ for help.[ ] Other (insert choice).
>>19975112[x] Attempt to rouse your team.Try to feed white noise into the comm channel, maybe it'll disrupt whatever's controlling them?
>>19975112>[ ] Attempt to rouse your team.
>>19975112Call Dervish's team for help.They may not be affected, and they're full of crazy skills.
>>19975144>Disrupt whatever's controlling themYou mean the white noise?
>>19975112[x] Other : "'What my kind did to you, I waste all my life trying to hunt you down, something about hating me the most in particular...' Could you follow a formula even more to the hilt? Go back to being 'dark, foreboding and mysterious.' You were at least interesting to listen to back then." Then proceed to rouse your team.
>>19975165First part should read "What your kind did to mine" instead. Really need to proofread.
You decide to try and get your team back together.>Who do you start with?
>>19974281God damn, I forgot the name of this character.
>>19975232Dave.He's the doctor, maybe he can figure out how to get the others roused.
>>19975254Rita MordioTales Of Vesparia.I use her and Cirno as my main pictures most of the time.
>>19975232[x] Dave, hopefully he can help us out with a serious "holy fuck Dave" moment. We need it.
>>19975232Some one's gotta say [x]Elsie, so I will.Or maybe [x]Ari
>>19975232Adding a Dave vote.
>>19975232Tossing my lot in with dave
You yell into the coms to try and get Dave's attention.Nothing.You try to open up other lines, video and text fail immediately without him confirming the connection.You reach out and slap his core...>Give me a d20.
rolled 3 = 3>>19975297ROLLAN FOR MOOCHBRAND MOOCHSLAP!!DAMNIT DAVE WAKE UP!!
rolled 18 = 18>>19975297Attempting to roll die.
rolled 5 = 5>>19975297Precarious fate and spiteful rolls we must play out.
rolled 2 = 2>>19975297
>>19975310dam rolled the wrong die and rolled poorly
rolled 6 = 6>>19975297Wake up, Dave!
>>19975305There's a slight 'clang' but nothing happens.SHIT.Maybe try coming back to him.....>who try next?
rolled 12 = 12>>19975337UHH Mooch....can we try Mooch?hes the mechanic...maybe he can get peoples core feeds to work.
>>19975337>>19975344Wait. Changing my vote to a Mooch/his core as an answering machine.
>>19975346>>19975348>>19975359>Give me a d20 roll.
>>19975369Not rolling this time.Good luck guys...GIVE ME YOUR BEST WAKE UP CALL!
rolled 15 = 15>>19975369Rollan
>>19975382You yell at Mooch. A woman's voice answers you."He suddenly blacked out. Do you know what's going on?""Turn off coms, and do something to shock him out of it. Then see if you can wake up Dave. Enemy is trying to fuck with our heads.""I'll.... I'll see what I can do."The line dies for the moment.>who next?
>>19975410Is it sad that Mooch's core sounds like GLADoS In my mind?
>>19975410AriCaptcha: officers lgionunFuck you too captcha.
>Need to go AFK for a minute. Switching computers.
>>19975452okay, he's gone, time for mecha pron......didnt expect ac-quest tonight, havent sourced out anything new, so have this monstrous abomination instead
rolled 3 = 3I must go sleep. Not getting home after Batsmans till 3:30 this morning is finally catching up.But I want to roll for waking Ari, damnit, so I'mma just drop this thing here, regardless of it getting used.
rolled 12 = 12>>19975543Godamnit, dice. Why do you hate me so? I only want to help our sister.
>>19975463Something tells me that isn't Mario's final form.
>>19975546>>19975543Poor UdzCaptcha: FIREPROOF ononyupfires cool captcha, and i agree....FIREPROOF should be in all caps
rolled 5 = 5>>19975550Da fuq are you talk... Oh, I see. It would help if I had actually looked at the image posted.Aand I'm rambling. Hooray! Sleep now.
I just realized Asuka isnt here.
You try to rouse your sister next."Ari! Arianna! Hey, wake up!">d20
rolled 19 = 19>>19975673I AM A HORRIBLE PERSON AND I ADMIT THIS!
rolled 19 = 19>>19975676Your kidding right?I say somthing positive and I get bad rollsI immediatly admit I hate myself and I get good ones...This makes my ego worse...
>>19975676Huh, the die enjoy mooch's pain.
>>19975680>>19975676Keep doubting yourself mooch, the dice enjoy your pain
>>19975686You know I did that in the name of science...and i got 2 good results...This makes me wonder if the dice gods live off negitive emotions...
>>19975686Sadly a lot of people enjoy mooch's pain. Like he's one of those squishy stress releivers of the universe.
>>19975701I really am....-sigh-
>>19975700Its been well documented that they live off of pain and spite. The main thing is to make it to where that it would cause more if you rolled well instead of badly.
rolled 20 = 20>>19975676>>19975680I has a proud, sir.Now I'm off for reals.
rolled 8 = 8>>19975716>rolled 20 = 20MOTHERFUCKER
>>19975711Oh yea.....Im good for that....Im WELL known for that.WELL known.Captcha: For SpldinsSee even captcha knows i cause splosions.
>>19975676"...Alex?" a small voice answers you."Ari, listen to me. I need you to focus. I don't know what you're seeing or hearing, but it's not real.""I..." you hear a brief rustling noise, she's shaking her head to try and clear it. "What happened?""Bad guys trying to fuck with our heads. You alright?""No. No I'm not. I just got to relive an attempted rape. I am PISSED." With that she hooks into the giant cannon on her back and turns to the incoming enemies.>Who next?
rolled 11 = 11>>19975738I AM A GODDAMNED LIAR WAKE UP LAURIE
rolled 11 = 11>>19975745LEMME TRY!I AM A GOD DAMN MOTHER SLAPPING LIAR!!
>>19975759Same result....Dice must not like Laurie...Or lies..........Weird..
rolled 9 = 9>>19975759Naw, man, I'm talking about how I keep saying I'm going then I don't.I'm not even doing this on my phone like I might normally do after saying I'm going. I just can't seem to get up out of my chair.
rolled 10 = 10>>19975771Lets try truthUDZ CANT SLEEP!
rolled 3 = 3>>19975773Nah, just too lazy to go bed.
>I love tie votes.
rolled 15 = 15>>19975856I volunteer to change to elsie
>>19975856Sorry everyone, I'm out, catch you next time,
You try to listen in on Elsie's com, try and talk to her. You hear her mumbling about someone not picking up the phone.>Give me a d20
rolled 8 = 8>>19975897Fuuuuu-.....Talgeese
>>19975906DONT COUNT MY ROLL!!!I DIDNT PLAN TO ROLL FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-
Where all the fate points at?
>>19975947>Full.>>19975913>You know I wasn't. Calm down.
rolled 9 = 9rollan
You call out to her."Alex? Thank god." She says "I just got a call... my Dad...." She starts to cry again.DAMMIT.>So, uh, bad news/worse news time.>Bad news i8s that while I hate cliffhangers, I need to end this here for tonight.>Worse news? Won't be able to pick up until Tuesday at the earliest.
>>19976000So whats the good news?
>>19976023>I never claimed there was good news here.
>>19976054Theres always good news.Your just refusing to tell us it.
Wow, what a day to miss a thread, I can only hope that mooch is right and that there is indeed good news being hidden from us.
>>19976081The good news is that we've at least reached Elsie