YOU ARE MICHAEL CLAIRMONT, SENTINEL, EX-ALLIANCE OFFICER, AND ONE OF THE BUTCHERS OF TORFANCharacter Bio- http://pastebin.com/GdbR7BULARCHIVE- http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Mass+Effect+Quest
Last Session- You drank in Moderation (The Bar).Oolot and Luke are having a friendly game of pool and you're drowning a little bit of your misery and overheard about some high dollar art theft on the Citadel.You're about halfway into your second drink when you get a call from Switch."I think I've got a a few buyers lined up, First is Blood Pack. They're not big on Aria or her money so I think we're pretty safe. They were wanting to meet on Garvug up in the Valhallen Threshold.""Angry Krogans and insane Vorcha, Luke and Oolot will be all over that one." you say taking another sip of...whatever this is."Second is some arms dealer, didn't give too many specifics just coordinates near a gas giant, probably an old skimming station if I had to guess.""Interesting, but likely dangerous, if anything went wrong we could be trapped in a gravity well and crushed before we could escape. Still sounds slightly less dangerous than the pack.""And one from the Blue Suns who seem very, very eager to meet us." you can practically hear him smiling"I'll bet they are..." a small smirk plays across your face."Well that's it for now...anything on your end?" Switch asks."Just some high dollar arts theft, may be worth looking into once my network is repaired. Aria did a hell of a number on us. I need more contacts before I can have a chance of getting into that particular venture with any degree of success." you reply remembering the trail of bodies and burning property the Queen Bitch of Omega had left in her wake. You really should try to play nicer with the fatcats.
"Right, well I'm starting on crewmen right now. Luke seems to be a decent find I've been doing a bit of digging and everything he said checks out including the family interestingly enough. I tracked his assets." Switch informs you."Really? I'll have to keep that in mind, winning Luke's loyalty may be as easy as simply providing a job that has good pay and low risk. I haven't really seen what he can do but hey, he didn't die when Oolot hit him, that's always a good start." you say finishing off your drink"Heh, right anyway I'll keep in touch. By the way, Aria emptied all of our accounts." Switch says kind of softly"...fuck, I thought we'd at least have a little nest egg." you start looking for another drink, finding you're now in more dire need of one"Well, luckily we do, as it so happens I missed a venture that we'd payed into a while ago during my house cleaning. Where we payed in for that raid on Batarian trade routes?""Yeah? So it was a success, damn good news." you say relaxing a little"More than a success, not only did we take some of Hegemony's supplies we were able to resale them and made 3000 credits." Switch enthusiastically reports, "Now it's just a matter of how to spend them...">Repair Ships Starboard Guns = 2000>Crew search = 500 Credit Increments, the more you spend the more success you will enjoy>Bank it = Any amount>Other
repair guns500 into crew search500 in the bank
>>20359943"Let's repair the guns as priority, no matter what we do, that's important and see if we can't make some modifications they spun up a little slow, that's why we lost them in the first place. Next let's throw 500 credits into searching for crew and we'll save the rest." you reply as you look to see Oolot looking like he is going to throttle Luke with a pool cue, you wonder if he knows Krogans hate to lose.""Roger, I'll get on it, it may take a few hours for the guns to be repaired so you've still got some time to kill." Switch reports"Ok, well I'll see what I can do." you reply switching off the com.>Drink till you blackout>Go watch the pool game>Drunk dancing>Roll a d20 for random encounter>Leave
rolled 88 + 5 = 93>>20360048>Rollin for Crew
>>20360109You're some lucky bastards...
rolled 7 = 7>>20360048FOR GREAT JUSTICE!
rolled 11 = 11>>20360048Lets go watch pool for a while, make sure our friends don't strangle each other.
>>20360121The bartender is talking to the man at the end of the bar about his business and how it's faringThe man tells him it's not faring well, all his shipments keep being hijacked by pirates. Seems to happen almost immediately after entering the traverse. From what you can pick up he supplies human colonies out there that are a little off the beaten path and they're suffering for it.
>>20360154You elect to head over to the pool table and see that Luke only has 2 balls left on the table to Oolot's 5. The krogan looks like he's about to use Luke as a pool cue if it doesn't start going more in his favor.>Let it go>Tell Luke to let him win>Try and console Oolot about his impending loss>Other
>>20360166We'll tell Oolot and Luke about it, see if they're interested in doing their good deed for the decade, as long as the pay is good that is.
>>20360186Lets try and console Oolot, coddling him might just piss him off more. "Tough luck man, but hey, drinks are on me after this game."
>>20360189"Sorry to interrupt but I may have some work for us." you tell them. Oolot looks happy to have something to concentrate on other than this "stupid game".Luke straightens up a fair bit and seems to be awaiting your word."We've got a guy over here that seems to be having some pirate trouble in the traverse. I'm thinking we can accept to transport his cargo and take care of this little problem is one swoop. Haven't approached him yet but I think we could stand to make a good deal." you tell them."As good a plan as any." Oolot shrugs and turns"Sounds good to me, as long as I get a decent cut." Luke mutters trying not to attract your ire.>Speak with man>Leave>Other
>>20360257Lets speak with the guy, say we've got a crew and a ship ready to take care of his problems.
>>20359874i wonder if we can put a suppressor on on our pistol....
>>20360285You pull up a stool next to him."So, I couldn't help but overhear you've got some problems." you say"Didn't say it was any of your business." he mumbles turning away"Oh come now, no need to be like that, I think I can help you out.""Oh yeah? You ever deal with pirates before?""A few..." you flash back to Torfan, pressing your thumbs into the pirate captains eyes as he screamed."Well, then, I can't say I'm opposed to help. What are you offering?""We'll act as your cargo vessel, we're heavily armed, I doubt they'll be able to take us in a boarding action and we have suits in case they decide to just hole the ship." you tell him, "We'll kill them all and recover any your cargo we find. Any loot from them is ours and we request an additional sum to cover our expenses.""How's 2000?" the man asks
>>20360418>Accept 2000>Bargain for more>Offer Pro-bono work
>>203604182,000+loot seems pretty fair to me, all things considered. We can always demand more later, once we have his cargo as a bargaining chip.
>>20360452while pro-bono would put us in a good stance for more work from this guy, at this point i don't think we can bargain for more
>>20360497It'll piss off Luke though.
>>20360504luke can ask for his share from Oolot for all i care, considering that this guy's cargo is getting raided he may be just barley getting by, therefore bargaining is out of the question
>>20360546Ehh, true. I still say we at least take the 2,000. If it's what he offered one would think he can afford it.
>>20360559alrighty, looks like we're going for[X] Accept Offer
>>20360599>>20360559>>20360546>>20360504>>20360497>>20360478"It's a deal" you extend your hand to shake.He meets you with a firm grip."Todd Harper" he says shaking your hand>Your name?
>>20360651Michael.Do not mention our second name.
Quiiick question. Is Micheal our real name or one of our aliases we fancied?
>>20360709Michael Clairmont is our real name, we often use other names to protect ourselves a bit
>>20360697>>20360709>>20360759Michael Clairmont is the name your parents gave you, you've assumed many alias since then, some compromised like Michael others you've forgotten, others are still good, Bob Drake is your latest and doesn't have too much on it yet, so far everyone that's heard it either works for you or is dead.
>>20360651>>20360811In that case. "Bob Drake, pleasure to meet you."
>>20360831"Bob Drake, pleasure to meet you." you reply with a smile."Well Bob, I mostly deal with heavy industrial equipment for rural development, I also dabble in pre-fab and farming equipment. I'm not sure how they're tracking my shipments but I think the best thing to do is low risk for me. I generate a manifest for your vessel that is pretty valuable and mark you on my list of shipments. I'll need your registration information to generate that. Other than that just head out to the traverse, I suppose Horizon is as good a destination as any, they've been ordering a ton of gear lately, looks like colonization is shifting into overdrive. Other than that do you have any questions of me?" Todd asks as he finishes his beer
>>20360921>Freeform questions>Head out (Bar's tapped for information)
>>20360921How heavily armed were the freighters that have been lost?
also, you didn't announce this thread in /vg/'s /meg/, was that by intent or by oversight? (I'll keep quiet in either case)
>>20361022"Most unarmed, maybe some small arms on board, no survivors or ships in any case. I mostly use free-traders. I don't have many ships that work for me and the ones that do take safe routes." he informs you
>>20361116assure him that whatever is preying on his cargo will get a nasty surprise this time and depart the bar, I guess
>>20361106Oversight, post about it wherever you please though. The more the merrier.>>20361141You reassure Todd and wave to Luke and Oolot to head out.>Look for another place to go>Head back to the ship
holy shit is this fucking stupid
>>20361165did we give our vessel a new paintjob yet? We don't want it recognizable at glance
>>20361218>Not making a better one instead of complaining>ISHYGDDT
>>20361237You call up Switch and ask about perhaps changing the ships appearance while they're working on the guns.He lets you know they could give her a paint job for 100 credits and wants to know if you had anything in mind for the MSV I<3Ponies.
>>20361218>don't like it, leaveSpeaking of which, I suppose we don't have much else to do but get to ship and prep it for our new job.
>>20361289We could start a drunk brawl.
>>20361285Give it a sweet paintjob with an Asari pin-up on the side.
>>20361285Give it a layer of pink with rainbow pattern around thrusters, maybe. Maybe we could get some sort of voice modulator if our comm unit doesn't support that feature.
Anon from >>20361310 here, and I support this:>>20361304
Stick some Dazzle camo on it.
>>20361304>>20361310So we need an Asari pin-up and Switch says rigging that through coms should be something he can do easily with software. How about the base paint itself
>>20361365Dark blue or black. Something that is harder to see in space by visual, making boarding more of an ass-pain and meaning nobody can just "eyeball" you.
>>20361365well, if not pink, at least something else gaily colorful. This should give any pirate a pause. And while they laugh, we fill'em with relativistic lead.
>>20361365Can we ask him to research in camoflage for the actual ship?So we blend in with the sky and whatnot.
>>20361398>>20361406Let's discuss>>20361414He'll look into stealth tech.
>>20361438What kind of guns do we have? Look into more expensive, bleeding edge military grade tech. Of course we can't afford it, but we can certainly have wet dreams over it.
>>20361438>He'll look into stealth tech.Ah but there's a difference between stealth tech and camouflage.Camouflage is useless against the geth since they look for ship signatures not their eyes, or whatever.Stealth tech is used to stop the signatures being found, and is also exceedingly expensive.While Camouflage would be very outdated therefore it may be exceedingly expensive or exceedingly cheap, however it would only be useful if we did something like, turn the ship off in space or was used for a stealth-y fast drop off.
>>20361438gay corsair here. I'd argue that to match ship's new name it should have extravagant appearance to match with hopes of making opponent underestimate ship's (and pilot's) capabilities.But black with stealth drive (good luck to us on getting that though) would be fine too.
>>20361462we've stolen the ship from blue suns, whom it served as armored freighter. It's decently armored and armed, though I suppose not on par with military vessels, check the first thread in august archives for more details. We're not very rich either.
>>20361462You have heavy AA guns on port and starboard sides that can improvised for anti-infantry duties. They shredded two Asari commandos like they were tissue. They can add Javelin launchers for 25k which will vastly improve the ships weaponry but beyond that you don't really have too much room for guns on this vessel.
>>20361507Man, I've loved those stylish eldar designs.
>>20361538How big is our ship anyways? A cruiser?
>>20361560nah, just modified cargo freighter the likes of which you enter in ME1 on several occasions
>>20361507>>20361532So we seem to be leaning towards a more serious vessel and a name change when possible.They can do a Matte Black that will make the ship incredibly hard to spot unless you're right on top of it then the running lights would give you away at that point.
>>20361584Speaking of which this one is slightly modified, it has the standard large cargo bay, med bay, crew quarters, a mess hall, and a captains quarters. It should be able to crew up to 16 plus the captain in relative comfort so long as you set aside the space for supplies
O wait, did we want to get that Hanar chef? Although I suppose that can wait until after we've completed our present job. We do have rations, right?
Go back to the ship and arrange a date with your lover, Palmela handerson.
>>20361809Actually that's not what she was called. But we told her we're on an assignment and- wait. Does that girl have any military expertise that could be of use on our crew?
>>20361592Inquire if flames painted onto the ship will make it go faster
>>20361695"So, we're going for Matte Black with an Asari Pin-up, classy..." Switch says"Yeah, that should be fine for the moment, but I reserve the right to change my mind later on. By the way, how goes the search for crewman?""I've found two. One is a Hanar, he goes by Sushoo. He's apparently a great chef and a master of hand to hand combat, whatever that means for a Hanar; and the other is an unbelievable find, a Quarian mechanic by the name of Rin Z'tela nar Rayya. She's not very talkative but get this, first thing I put her to work on the guns. It's already done." Switch tells you incredulously"What?! It should have taken at least 4 more hours to repair them." you reply mind racing."That's what I thought too, she's working on tuning up the ship as we speak. I've seen several power fluctuations, she seems to be doing a hell of a lot of work." Switch finishes"Well, that won't be cheap, we need special rations." you mutter"Sushoo has requested you allow him to worry about that, he does recommend us getting a medic as soon as possible and I'm forced to concur, she's valuable but fragile." Switch adds"Right, well I've got us a job, so we may have to worry about that later, hopefully she can avoid combat. We'll head back shortly" you finish"Roger">Head back to the ship>Explore just a little more
>>20361948Oolot seems to think so>>20361849None that you're aware of
>>20361962>>20361971What about that stealth!?
rolled 20 = 20>>20361962>Attempt to dance
>>20362026There's no real way to capture heat emissions in space, stealth would be almost impossible without a huge heat sink and even then it would bake the crew alive if the vessel was very large. At least that's as much as he knows about it.
>>20362037Apparently we are as good as Shepard thinks he is.
>>20362062No, I meant stealth for the eye, not for the sensor.
>>20362080That's what the matte black paint is for
rolled 6 = 6>>20362026Normandy is a prototype. I doubt we will be placing on paws on that tier of tech anytime soon.Get to the ship, meet the new crew. And try to be inspiring. Rolling for persuasiveness.
>>20362103well that doesn't look good. hope we have decent base score. Oh well, we'll make our impression during the mission anyway!
>>20362103>>20362123You head back to the ship with Oolot and Luke.Switch nods as you arrive and the paint looks like it's on and they're just waiting for it to dry before adding a protection coat.A quarian attached to a rappelling line appears to be hard at work on the thrusters with an arc welder reflecting over her polarized visor."Sushoo is onboard in the mess." Switch calls out to you.[ ] Introduce yourself to Rin[ ] Introduce yourself to Sushoo[ ] Head out
rolled 3 = 3>>20362248Introduce yourself to Rin. The person working on your ship is just slightly more important than your chef, and you can catch him once you're inside the ship.
>>20362275"You must be Rin" you yell up to her.She turns but otherwise says nothing"I'd like to welcome you to our crew, have you found accommodations to your liking?" you askShe turns back around and starts the arc welder back upWow she really isn't very talkative...[ ] Keep trying (Freeform)[ ] Go meet the chef[ ] Get underway
>>20362248Lady first. Erm, what gender is the chef anyway? In any case, I'm assuming that quarian is our new crewman, so might as well start there.
>>20362322"Er... I'll let you get back to work. See you around."Move on to the chef.
rolled 12 = 12>>20362322Go meet the chef. You can try to get in the Quarian's pants later, when she isn't busy.
>>20362322"Well uh, have fun. Thanks for taking the initiative, it's really appreciated."On to the chef!
rolled 14 = 14>>20362322Scope out Rin's quarian booty, being careful not to get caught
>>20362340>>20362344>>20362346You thank her for all the hard work and leave her to it.As you enter the mess a delicious aroma hits your nostrils. It's unlike anything you've ever smelled but it's not a bad smell at all."Ah, this one welcomes you. Please have a seat and enjoy captain." Sushoo gestures for you to have a seat beside Luke and Oolot who are ravaging a feast set out in front of them.[ ] Dig in[ ] Talk to Sushoo[ ] Other
>>20362589Nod, then proceed to test out his production so we can compliment him on it afterwards.
>>20362589Can we dig in and talk with our mouth full?
rolled 5 = 5>>20362589Inquire what this delicious bounty is
>>20362603>>20362613You dig into the delicious looking meal, some form of exotic fish and spices.It's incredible, probably one of the finest meals you've ever had."This is really great, where did you learn to cook Sushoo?" you ask taking in another mouthful"Home, on Kahje we have learned to treasure every meal as a gift of the Enkindler's great sea. It would be sacrilege to not make the best meal of their gifts. This one has done his best to exemplify the art." Sushoo finishes placing another plate of fish in front of Oolot who practically takes it from him and keeps eating, smacking and spewing forth tiny pieces of fish onto the table.[ ] Talk to the crew[ ] Call Dana and arrange a meeting[ ] Head out[ ] Other
>>20362628"Gifts from Kahje, the Sinai fish is what you're currently eating, quick and lean. The Krogan seems to prefer the Houshu which is a larger fish, This one supposes the closet human analogue would be a very large trout. This one appreciates your inquiry into your meal, it shows sophistication. This one will endeavor to appeal to your palettes, I have mostly cooked for resturants on Kahje but I'm looking into your food cultures, soon this one will try to incorporate more traditional meals for each of you if you prefer." He finishes.
>>20362810"I'll be more than happy if you keep using your discretion. Incidentally, what made you take this employment? Feeling adventurous?"
>>20362898"Ah, that...This one would rather not speak of it if that would be ok. Consider their loss to be your boon and this one will serve you faithfully." He says his tone dropping an octave
rolled 7 = 7>>20362938Inquire if he knows of any drell that might be willing the join the crew. Drell are skilled assassins that have been trained by the hanar, so it is possible he might know one.
>>20362950"Hmmm, this one will try and contact an old friend. Perhaps they have finished their contract with us." he says laying yet another plate out for you.
rolled 5 = 5>>20362973Inquire about the contract with the Hanar. You've heard of it before, but you're not entirely certain why the Drell serve the Hanar.
>>20362990Several hundred years ago, the hanar made contact with the drell on their nearby homeworld of Rakhana. Drell society was quickly collapsing due to overpopulation and warring over scarce resources, so the hanar rescued several hundred thousand drell and brought them to Kahje, where they integrated into hanar society with the remaining drell dying out. Now the drell serve as a client race of the hanar, and although to outside observers the relationship can be construed as a form of slavery, the reality is very different. Drell have integrated with every level of hanar society, and most consider it an honor to serve a hanar family in a tradition referred to as the Compact. Many drell become unofficial members of the family, and some even earn the privilege to learn their masters' "soul names".
>>20363044Sushoo never had a Drell live with his family but he knows many that did. He became close with one of the young Drell and believes he may be able to contact him assuming he's not still serving the compact.
>>20363099Thank him for his help. He's turning out to be a valuable cook and crew member.
>>20363099Thank him for all his help, and express interest in learning more about Hanar society and traditions. Also, ask Switch how the ship is looking. The power readouts ever stabilize or is Rin still messing with them?
Commend Switch for his efforts in finding those two. They seem great so far. And ask whether someone arrived from our employer to load up the cargo.
>>20363125>>20363161>>20363179He seems grateful for your interest, though, you think he may wanna talk about the Enkindlers at some point...Switch thanks you for the funding it really assisted in the search.He reports Rin appears to have finished with her work. The ship is reading nearly 8% more thrust capacity, the guns spin up like the day they came out of the box, and there are minor improvements across the board, you really wonder what she could do with new gear...He says the paperwork is in order, you're ready to head out unless you have any other business you wish to attend to.[ ] Head out[ ] Other
Let's extend our Horizons. Heh heh. Erm. Let's get going! Those pirates are no doubt dying to taste some tungsten!
>>20363302Put on your armor, grab your weapon and lets go take some pirates down. Although, it probably wouldn't hurt to make sure the guns are firing properly.
>>20363357Rin looks at your quizzically on your insistence to test the guns. It will have to wait till till you're outbound anyway. They spin up just fine but the firing mechanism can't be checked in the shipyard.As it so happens Luke and Rin are the only ones with armor, you have your Tech Armor to keep you safe, Oolot as close to unkillable as an unarmored Krogan goes, Switch is a bit of a shut-in not really used to combat roles and Sushoo is well...a jellyfish.You have your pick of guns though.>What kind of loadout are you looking for?
>>20363431Something balanced, with a focus on close range. A heavy, powerful shotgun like a Claymore (although, a little bit less arm-breaking) and a small, accurate SMG like a Kassa Fabrications Locust.
>>20363431Let's leave Switch and Rin out of combat until we find them some respectable outfits. They're too valuable to come to harm. Luke, Oolot and Michael should be enough for a boarding party, if it came to that.Do we have any specific profeciencies on our squad? I'd assume Oolot will be a shotgun person and Luke a rifle one, but aside from that?
Man, if we can board one of the pirate ships, know what we should do?Salvage the weapons, sell the hull, sell all the cargo. We'll make a fortune.
>>20363528Pretty much this. Only destroy the ship if you have to, otherwise try to cripple it and take it relatively intact.
>>20363528If we manage to capture a pirate ship intact, we might ask Rin about possibility of selling it to the migrant fleet... but let's not get ahead of ourselves
>>20363458Oolot tosses you what he identifies as an M-22 Eviscerator, new weapon design, highly illegal as it violates several weapon treaties, of course, that won't stop the Blue Suns from using whatever is necessary to win.You also pick up an M-9 Tempest. Very nice selection. You also elect to keep your handguns as well.You're armed for bear, Oolot takes an M-22, a Matlock rifle, a few grenades, and a missle launcher.Luke goes for a Matlock, handgun and grenadesSwitch, an SMG and a couple grenadesRin takes a shotgun, pistol and grenades.Sushoo says he doesn't use guns, he's deadly enough with his tentacles.
[ ] Head out[ ] Other
>>20363578>[x] head outGo test out how those improved thrusters do under pressure. Warp factor: awesome!
rolled 11 = 11>>20363658Head outRolling for luck
>>20363658Time to head out.
>>20363578>mfw we have stockpile of Mattocks
>>20363670>>20363676>>20363685"Let's get underway, I'm excited to see how Rin's improvements will effect this ship's capabilities." you tell Switch who begins start up procedures.You take off and on the way out of system you target a few asteroids. 100% accuracy and the system doesn't jam once.
>>20363781"Impressive. Where did you learn all this?"
RoE- Maintain stealth if not detected, otherwise try to engage in close quarters. Luke will stay back a little bit further and cover you while you advance on enemies. Take no prisoners unless they are of value.
>>20363828I'd add - fly casual. Let's not make it obvious we're armed to the teeth. Perhaps we could make some effort to hide our guns from plain sight next time we're in drydock.
>>20363842>Fly casual.>That seen from Family Guy.I can't get it out of my head.
>>20363806Rin isn't in the cockpit with you during the testing, you have no idea what she's doing.You jump out of the system and towards Horizon.[ ] Talk to crew[ ] Rest till you arrive[ ] Other
rolled 1 = 1>>20363853Inspire the crew with a motivational speech
>>20363865Let's hear it
>>20363865>natural oneI'm torn between wanting to hear TIM's interpretation of horrible motivation speech and not wanting to deal with consequences during the inevitable battle
>>20363865>attempt to get on the mic, instead come down with a coughing fit, manage to create a shrieking static over the intercom and then quickly shut it off and pretend like it never happened.
>>20363883"AAARGH YE DIRTY SPACE DOGS! This 'ere be our FIRST job as a crew, but let it be remembered as the day BARNICLE BOB AND HIS BAND OF LECHEROUS BASTARDS struck true against his competition! May your aim be true, and the enemy piss themselves with fear!"
>>20363917Apply appropriate piratical accent.
rolled 9 = 9>>20363917Attempt to brush it off as an imitation of the pirates you'll be facing an not as an actual speech to YOUR crew.
"AAARGH YE DIRTY SPACE DOGS! This be yer Cap'n speakin, This 'ere be our FIRST job as a crew, but let it be remembered as the day BARNICLE BOB AND HIS BAND OF LECHEROUS BASTARDS struck true against his competition! May your aim be true, and the enemy piss themselves with fear!" you yell to your crew over the com. Switch looks at you like you've gone daft, Oolot is laughing all the way from the crew quarters.
>>20364030Pff, hell naw. Claim that shit with pride as how we'll be giving ALL pre-mission speeches.
>>20364049Perfect! Now, I propose we rest up until it's time for battle.
>>20364049Switch notifies you we'll be entering the Traverse shortly.You nod that you're ready.You drop into normal space. Sensors are clear.You're one more jump from Horizon and it's been a quiet trip."Well, cmon you bastards, where are you. We're almost safe.""We need to discharge our drives, the closet location is that gas giant. Think that's where they'll hit?" Switch informs you"It's what I would do..." you mutter[ ] Head towards the gas giant[ ] Hold your ground[ ] Launch a scan[ ] Other
>>20364197Launch a scan. The last thing you want is them to ambush you, even if you've got an element of surprise (they don't think you're heavily armed)
>>20364197Get ready for battle! Then nonchalantly proceed towards the gas giant.
rolled 66 = 66>>20364216Give me a D100+5Taking the average of 3
rolled 53 + 5 = 58>>20364280
rolled 63 + 5 = 68>>20364280
rolled 8 = 8>>20364299>>2036434763, someone wanna bump the average?
rolled 4 + 5 = 9>>20364398
rolled 9 = 9>>20364347>>20364299FOR THE EMPEROR!I have a bad feeling about this.
>>20364422>>20364426Negative on the scan."Looks clean to me" Switch says and he nudges you towards the gas giant."Keep scanning I want to know if we ping anything, even for a second."You walk back into the cargo bay to Luke and Oolot waiting, it looks like Luke has decided to paint his armor a matte black like the ship though you can still see a little bit of the Blue Suns trim. He slaps his helmet on and asks what the plan is.>Plan of action?
rolled 56 = 56>>20364473"As soon as they pop out of wherever they're hiding, we target their engines and open fire. I figure if it's a civilian they'll hail us over the radio, and a pirate will just open fire. So, once we have them disabled, try to take out the weaponry, or if it seems to have gone completely inactive, fly in to board the vessel in vacc suits and take it over.
>>20364508You let them know about your plan and both approve but Luke inquires about your position.[ ] Tech armor belongs up front[ ] Mid range with Luke[ ] In the back so you can haul ass when the shit hits the fan
>>20364538You and Oolot up front, Luke hanging back a bit.
Middle. Let Oolot have honors of frontline combat.
>>20364553>>20364564Break the tie
>>20364645having realized that Michael wields shotgun, I retract my suggestion of putting him into the middle.
rolled 16 = 16bleh I need to sleep. Give them hell, barnacle bob!contingency roll.
I say we go in the middle with Luke, while Oolot and Micheal take up the front lines.
>>20364653Fair enoughMichael takes point with Oolot in boarding action.Switch comes over your com."Just pinged, it's gone again though, there's something out there. It doesn't wanna be seen though." he tells you Rin and Sushoo move past you towards the cockpit."Rin's taking over ECM and Navigation and Sushoo is manning the guns." Switch reports.You close on the giant's asteroid belt.>Give me a d20
rolled 4 = 4>>20364862Come on baby, daddy needs a new pirate ship!
rolled 5 = 5>>20364862Rollan.
>>20364724>>20364862Quick take the contingency roll
rolled 11 = 11>>20364862lets do this
>>20364896I will honor him."CONTACT IT'S A FRIGATE, LOOKS TO BE BATARIAN DESIGN BUT IT'S NOT FLYING THEIR COLORS!" Switch yells over coms.You know it's not likely to be Batarian military, they often hire privateer's to harass human supply lines. Better business, low risk.Switch and Rin and gonna try and manuerver to a better position. Give me a d100+10
rolled 99 + 10 = 109>>20365154
rolled 19 = 19>>20365165NOBODY ELSE ROLL!
>>20365165>You are SwitchRin's hands are a blur over the holopad and you hit the aft thrusters as the ship bears down on you.Thanks to her improvements the ship responds more light a fighter than a freighter. The starboard guns spin up."They're ours..." Rin says as Sushoo gains targeting vectors, there's no way they can dodge. You see their nose start to nudge upwards as they see the guns but it's too late...>Give me 10d10
rolled 8, 5, 7, 8, 3, 8, 9, 2, 9, 5 = 64>>20365229I really shouldn't roll, I've only had one good roll so far, I just know this is going to be horrible. I'm sorry in advance.
rolled 1, 9, 6, 5, 5, 10, 9, 10, 1, 9 = 65>>20365229
>>20365251>>20365253The gun tears into the belly of the Batarian Frigate.There are a chain of explosions, looks likely you hit some of the fuel lines. The thrusters cut, she's dead in the water.>You are Michael Clairmont"We've got them, power cells are shutting down on their vessel, they're sitting ducks." Switch reports>Orders?
rolled 1, 1, 10, 6, 10, 9, 4, 4, 2, 8 = 55>>20365295"Move in to board the vessel. Boarding team, vacc suits on, I'm betting the inside of the vessel has been vented to space. Hail them on comms and offer them a chance to surrender peacefully."
>>20365295Can't be too careful. Go in stealthy, only engaging with guns if you need to. Otherwise, melee kills. Disable the guns first to prevent retaliation.
>>20365311>>20365315Guns are off-line with their power.>Hail them>Quick and quiet
>>20365376Hail them and act diplomatic while your boarding party moves into to kill them
>>20365389You hail the vessel on coms.>What do you wanna say?
>>20365520"THIS BE THE DREAD PIRATE BARNACLE BOB! PREPARE TO BE BOARDED YE FILTHY SCALLYWAGS! Don't ye get any fancy concepts of resisting either!"
>>20365605Definitely mention you're BARNACLE BOB. You need to both put your name out there and make them think you're not a threat. Don't mention the boarding though.
>>20365605>>20365622"THIS BE THE DREAD PIRATE BARNACLE BOB! PREPARE TO BE BOARDED YE FILTHY SCALLYWAGS! Don't ye get any fancy concepts of resisting either!" you yell to them over the coms.Luke gives you a look to see if you're being serious and then shrugs and shoulders his rifle at the air-lock.Oolot and you take up positions by the door and you turn on your tech armor.The clack of docking bays interlocking sets your nerve on edge and the light blinks amber. You know the ships been holed by the explosions, no atmosphere, your suit isn't truly armored but you're hoping not to get shot at any rate.The door opens and you your stomach twists as you see the guts of a man floating in zero g face stitched in horror.You and Oolot go around him, the ship is a little bit bigger than yours.[ ] Head to the aft section of the ship towards the engines[ ] Straight to the cockpit[ ] Go for the cargo bay[ ] Check the crew quarters[ ] Check medbay[ ] Withdraw
>>20365725No one will be alive anywhere near the engines. Can we get a layout of the ship? What is closest to us? I'd say the crew quarters will likely be one of the more likely places to have atmosphere, along with the cockpit.
>>20365725Hmm. I don't think they even saw it coming. Do a sweep of the crew quarters and cockpit. Make sure nobody is onboard. Once the ship is secured, salvage what you can. Grab medical supplies, find out what the cargo is and salvage the drive core if possible.
>>20365760We could always toe it behind us to Horizon and let our Quarian do a more in-depth repair.
>>20365755>>20365776>>20365781The ship is a multi-floored vessel connected by stairs between decks. You have magnetic boots that will allow you to adhere to the deck if you so wish.Top deck is cockpit, medbay, and captain's quarters2nd deck is crew3rd is engineeringBottom deck is cargo.You're currently in a corridor adjacent to the crew quarters.(Sorry, I don't really have a visual but I can make one quickly if it would help.)
>>20365861Definitely raid the Captain's quarters after clearing the crew quarters. If he has a hat, put it at a ridiculous slant on top of your suit. Clear the top deck after that and work your way down. Luke is your rearguard.
rolled 16 = 16>>20365861Okay, so Engineering is, I assume, the engines. It's a wasteland right now, no need to worry about it, probably. Also, since cargo is bellow it, it is a low priority. They'd have to get through engineering to get to us. So, lets clear the crew quarters, then the Captain's quarters, and then the Medbay, and finally take control of the cockpit. We can have our team check Engineering and Cargo after that.
>>20365902>>20365879Crew quarters it is.You and Oolot take up breaching position."Think anything is still breathing in here?" Oolot asks over the coms?"Yar, aye lad, but soon ey'll be joinin' Davy Jones..." you reply"Ok, seriously, that stopped being funny like after the second time." Luke says watching your rear.You breach the door, enemy fire slams into the bulkhead in front of the door.Oolot tosses a grenade the fire slackens.>Action?
>>20365940if the grenade exploded it's obviously not a vacuum.Scream "JOIN OUR MERRY BAND OF MERCS AND WE'LL SPARE YE LIVES!"If they come out to surrender, slaughter them.
rolled 40 = 40>>20365956I can't help but wonder what kind of monster I've unleashed on the world of roleplaying.Ok, you guys are seriously cruising for a multiple-personality disorder with Barnacle Bob being the main alt personality and he loves to show up at the most in-opportune moments.Anyway I think ME grenades are able to work in a vacuum, just not as effectively force wise, the shrapnel has a much wider radius though I would imagine due to less friction."JOIN OUR MERRY BAND OF MERCS AND WE'LL SPARE YE LIVES!" you yell into the room over open channel.
>>20366059Hell yeah! That sounds awesome. Barnacle Bob! Terror of the 7 arms of the galaxy!
>>20366059Did uh, did they all die?
rolled 29 = 29>>20366059The suppressive fire comes through at an even heavier rate. I don't think they want to surrender.>Action?
>>20366127Peak around to get a general position of where the enemy are, just real quick, and then blind fire around the corner in their general direction. Actually, it'd be preferable to have someone with a shotgun blindfire around the corner.
rolled 33 = 33>>20366150Oh, and dice in case I need them.
>>20366150>>20366174You peek around to see two directly across from the door, any others are out of sight at the moment, likely deeper into the room. They have light cover but aren't trying very hard to conceal themselves. You motion to Oolot and you both blindfire around the door.Give me 2d100, you're at a -10 for these rolls.Goal is 60
rolled 66, 28 = 94>>20366207
rolled 2, 17 = 19>>20366207Come on, daddy needs a new pair of shoes...
>>20366226I'll do best of 3
rolled 16, 47 = 63>>20366240>-8 and 7.Okay, time to stop rolling.
>>20366226>>20366240>>20366244Dice Gods do not appreciate a proper blind fire.Nothing but bulkhead.PingThere's a grenade at your feet...>Action
rolled 18 = 18>>20366277Kick it away. Throwing it would take too long.
rolled 58, 56 = 114>>20366285>Kick it.>Blows up in someone's face.>GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL!
>>20366285Let's go a 25 on the punt3 more d100s if you would
>>20366324I was about to roll again. I'd forgotten I'd said I wouldn't roll again.
>>20366318Eh what the hell.You kick the grenade back into the quarters, it pings off the far wall and you hear a squish as one of the bodies lands legless against the floor near the door. It is gasping but soon stops struggling as globules of blood hit the the deck."Shit, shit...wait don't shoot, we surrender." you hear from the room along with what sounds like guns clattering to the deck.Two men in basic armor step out towards the door."Look I don't wanna die, you can have the ship, just please let us go." the one of the left says.Oolot looks to you and grins>Action?
>>20366466Ventilate their skulls.
>>20366477You smile walk up to him and place the M-22 to his chin and pull the trigger, the whole front of his visor is gone along with his face, and the blood crystallizes in the vacuum.'NO!" the other yells lunging for you.Oolot grabs him by the neck and then places his palms on either side of his helmet, crushing it in his vice-like grip, blood shoots out of all the cracks as the pressure is released.You chuckle to yourself, Luke looks a little shaken, this is what took his squad apart.
rolled 19 = 19>>20366534loot ship
lurking from phone so idk how well this will work. Continue searching for crew and maybe take some alive. meat shields gotta be cheaper that real ones
"Yar, ere be nought wurse, thun a coward..." you mutter"Orders?" Oolot asks>Action
rolled 12 = 12>>20366630 do>>20366623
>>20366623I love our dread pirate alternate personality. Anyway, yeah loot the ship.
>>20366623>>20366625You loot their corpses and the quarters.500 credits, more guns, Avenger rifles, armor is all too shredded to be useful. There was a diary.>Listen?>Move on
>>20366660Listen, hopefully it's not someone talking about their beloved wife and daughter...
>>20366670"...I miss doing things like we used to, wasn't it easier to just find derelicts? Now we have to make them? I suppose we're making more money but at what cost? If there is a hell we'll all be going there when we die, I think I'm taking off the next shore leave we get, Eddy and I had already discussed it. Anything has to be better than this. Maybe we can move past this..."Well perhaps they should have quit while they were ahead.>Where to?
rolled 7 = 7>>20366736captain's quarters
>>20366736Ahh, damn. They probably would've signed on, but hey, they were still pirates. Fuck those guys. Captain's quarters!
>>20366752>>20366756You head upstairs, no fire here, just dead air.No bodies, you head to the Captain's quarters.Same as before, you take positions.>Action?
>>20366804How big is the room?
rolled 1 = 1>>20366804Check for traps
>>20366830Next to the medbay which dominates a much larger area. Couldn't be over a 15x30 if you had to guess.
>>20366850>Turns out the only trap is Luke. He was keeping it a secret.
rolled 19 = 19>>20366872Alright then CHARGE
>>20366877Interesting point, we never really did meet a trap in the ME universe, maybe they have perfect surgeries?>Implying Ashley totally wasn't a dude>>20366884You hit the door."Well, it's about time you showed up, I was beginning to wonder." you hear from inside.>What do
rolled 20 = 20>>20366942Keep up the barnacle bob routine and tell them they are surrounded.
>>20366958NOBODY ELSE ROLL!"YAAR YE DIRTY LANDLUBBER! It be Barnacle Bob! This be yer only chance ter surrender, ye dirty skallywag!"
>>20366958New Trait acquiredMultiple personality disorder. There will be a hidden d20 roll everytime you need to have a conversation. On 1 you will become Barnacle Bob and your conversation will proceed at GM's discretion.There, happy now?
>>20366984Yes, very much so.
rolled 19 = 19>>20366984Oh yesThis will be fun.Man Torfan really fucked us up
>>20366975"YAAR YE DIRTY LANDLUBBER! It be Barnacle Bob! This be yer only chance ter surrender, ye dirty skallywag!" you yell into the room."Heh, killed by a fucking lunatic who thinks this is a game. Very well, I suppose there are worse ways to go out. I bid you a fond adieu." he says and you hear a clickOverpressure, the whole damn ship rocks and you hit the bulkhead. The world goes black.>Ending here for tonight
>>20367029Awww, but okay. Yeah, Torfan fucked us up. Hopefully it will be more endearing than annoying and disturbing outside of combat.
>>20367055Hell, this could actually be pretty funny, we'll keep adding personalities so he'll have to roll for everything and react randomly. It will be fantastic, he'll be the Old Man Henderson of the ME universe
rolled 12 = 12>>20367109Hmm can we add stuff to that hidden d20 roll?Like High rolls we become Bob Drake, The alpha mcbadassMedium rolls we become Michael Clairmon, average sentinalLow rolls we start to lose it, we start to remember torfan and shitand 1 is Barnacle bob
rolled 6 = 6>>20367109>>20367113Oh fuck yes. When is the next thread so I can write up some personality.
>>20367113>>20367123I'm planning for SundayI have work in the morning and I'd love to keep going but I've already been at it for 12 hours now. I typically start around lunch. I think that sounds excellent, feel free to play with as much backstory as you like. Mine was just a basis, we still have several years of history unaccounted for, Post-Torfan and after being freed up until this dispute with Aria. Note he was merciless but still sane after Torfan, it's only after incarceration that his mind has started to fracture.
>>20367213>mfw I leave the thread before the action starts and upon returning we're a crazy psychopath with a batarian frigateat any rate, good show!