Hey kids, it's time for some VALKYRIAN MERCS QUEST!Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20QuestPastebin: http://pastebin.com/TWsBuPupYou are JAGER STURMFUHRER, leader of the fledgling mercenary company DEMONS OF RANDGRIZ. In addition to fighting Imps for money and vengeance, you have your own private mission to hunt down Karla, your former fiance who sided with the Imperials and destroyed your home.You've recently arrived in the Federation nation of Albion to help defend it against a possible amphibious attack. However, your boots barely hit the deck before you were assigned a mission to break up a spy ring. However, through a chain of extraordinary events, you not only smashed the spy ring apart, but also managed to capture an Imperial u-boat (mostly) intact. After a massive victory party that left you with a headsplitting wakeup call, you met with the mysterious and totally trustworthy Colonel Lynch of the Albion Intelligence service. He's agreed to help pay for repairs and maintenance of the u-boat in return for being able analyze it.You were then given a mission to raid suspected Imperial spy weapon caches. Your raid was successful, but your singleminded obsession to get intel that might tell you of Karla's whereabouts nearly got you killed. You survived with light injuries thanks to your adjutant/best friend/surrogate sister Samantha. However, your recklessness has succeeded in pissing her off, and she has been actively avoiding you ever since you got back from that mission. You managed to make amends with her, and you even managed to recruit a new member in your squad!(cont)
>>24577297The next few days pass rather uneventfully. With the spy ring broken, and no sign of the Imp invasion fleet, things in the harbor have settled into an eerie tension. Sure, things were peaceful now, but how long would it last?You and the Demons have spent the time drilling and keeping in shape. Sure, there were a lot of grumbles that they weren't in boot camp anymore, but it was necessity to keep them on their toes as well as stave off the boredom. Today, however, you've decided to let Sam be the drill sergeant for today, much to your squad's dismay. She's a much crueler slave master than you could ever be.With the day free, you...>Decide to take another crack at those letters.>Check in with Qyburn.>Check out the supply depot.>Other
>>24577395Go check in on Qyburn.
FUCK YEAH, THE BEST TIME OF THE WEEK IS HERE!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wiskH1UE4c>>24577395>She's a much crueler slave master than you could ever be.We should get her to write us a pocketbook explaining how to abuse a training recruit.>Check out the supply depot.
>>24577395>>Check out the supply depot.Ought to be interesting.
Huh, slow night? I'll keep voting open a bit longer.
>>24577395>Check out the supply depot.Time to upgrade our gear.
>>24577395>Check out the supply depot.Wondering if they got some cheap useful stuff.
>>24577395>Decide to take another crack at those letters.
So if we do head to the depot what kind of stuff are we looking for?
>>24577610>Check out the supply depot.
>>24577395>If we check out the supply depot, we should look for more grenades. Never have enough grenades.
Gah, didn't see the thread until now.Read the letters.
>>24577395>>Decide to take another crack at those letters.Kaaaarrrrla.
>>24577395You decide to check out the nearby supply depot. You heard that in order to try and make up for the Home Guard's current shortfall, Albion has decided to start purchasing surplus Gallian weapons. Already, several ships flying Gallian colors have sailed into port. You also wryly note that in addition to cargo, the ships also occasionally disgorge small mercenary bands like yours, no doubt lured by the prospect of easy money.The depot is easily within walking distance, and you reach it in no time."Morning, sir. How can I help you?" The Home Guard clerk manning the front gate greets you."Just checking out your weapons. I requisition them from here, right?""That's correct." The clerk nods. "But because you're not officially part of the Albion armed forces, you'll still have to pay a fee for requisition.""Alright." You nod, taking a look at the list of stored items.ARMORY UNLOCKEDWeapon variants: In addition to your base weapons, you may purchase variant weapons that focus on ACCURACY, POWER, or SPECIAL AMMO. These are one time purchase only and can be freely swapped out with whatever your squad is equipped with.Gear: Gear are additional pieces that can give minor augmentations to your troops' abilities. Currently your troops can only take one piece of gear. Gear purchase are also one time only and can be freely swapped.(cont)
>>24578033WEAPON VARIANTS(Choose one weapon for any class)POWER - 1000ACCURACY - 1000SPECIAL AMMO - 1000ROSSMORE SHOTGUN - 1000One of the oldest and most respected weapon designs in Albion, the Rossmore Pump Action Shotgun is a highly reliable, extremely powerful close range weapon. Only Shocktroopers may use this weapon.GEAR:BANDOLIER - 500Allows the wearer to carry an extra grenade or ragnaid.SMOKE GRENADE - 600Creates a cloud of smoke that blocks vision. Does no damage.WEAPON HARNESS - 1500Allows the wearer to carry a second primary weapon except for lances.>You do not need to purchase anything right now, but the options are here.Afterwards, you decide to:>Go back and check on how your squad is doing.>Check in on Qyburn>Other
>>24578181We should buy ourself a shotgun.>>24578181>Check in on Qyburn
>>24578225weapons harness looks good also
>>24578181>Smoke GrenadeFuck yeah smoke grenades! Run our scout with smoke up, block line of sight, and then go nuts with tanks and storm troopers. This needs to happen.Special Ammo might not be so bad as well, but I never got much use out of them in the games except in the hands of heavy gunners and defensive play. I'd like to see the shotgun in play, we seem to play close and aggressive and that would do well with that.
>>24578181Suggesting the shot gun and harness for Jäger and the Stormtroopers.After that check with Qyburn, or the letters if available.
>>24578181Hmmm, perhaps a new sniper rifle or lance?
>>24578181How much dosh we got again?
I should note that you only have 1600 credits in the bank right now.
>>24578286Oh wait no, forget that, there's none on offer.
>>24578181>letters or the prisonerWe need to get the intel we risked our lives for guys.
>>24578233True. Then we can carry a shotgun AND a weapon with longer reach.Hey OP, what would we have to do to be able to carry two sidearms so we can make like Chow Yun Fat?
>>24578181Note, we have 1600 credits. Not a huge amount especially considering our upkeep.I think we should purchase a Smoke Grenade, while the Shotgun would be nice I'd rather have more float than that and while the Shotgun would add to our killiness the Smoke Grenade can turn the tides of an entire engagement. Spend 600 on the Smoke Grenade and leave the rest alone.
>>24578181I would buy a shotgun for our self and the bandoleer for Sam. Let her carry a rifle in addition to the lance. Would cut down on the niggling feeling that lancers in VC were shamefully under equipped.
>>24578295Alright, yeah let's pass on getting anything for now then.>Check in on Qyburn
>>24578316I agree actually, but for the future shotguns and harnesses shold be first priority. We have not traditionally been anything other than a hard assault unit.
I should stress again that purchases are one time only. Once you buy one, it's assumed you've bought enough to fit your entire squad. That's why the options are so expensive.
>>24578181I say we buy SMOKE GRENADE and then work on the letters. Anything else would too much money.
>>24578181>WEAPON HARNESS - 1500>Allows the wearer to carry a second primary weapon except for lances.Ramirez is gonna love that.
>>24578361ooh weapons harness then!
>>24578377he will feel at home with two guns
>>24578361In which case, harness or shotgun. Assault spec all the way.
>>24578361i vote we hold off until we have some more saved up.
>>24578361Weapon Harness we go then.
>>24578361Regarding the weapon harnesses, will we have to purchase a second set of guns?
>>24578436well i doubt guns will simply materialize into them
I vote for the Harness.
>>24578436buy guns? we can loot em off the dead imperials we kill!
>>24578436We do have basic rifles and stuff we could use.
>>24578397I personally think Smoke would let us run our tanks and heavier equipment in-field further and faster, but alas. Of the two I'm thinking Shotgun, the harness is nice but it could tire the troops out with that extra weight.
>>24578466>wanting filthy imp weapons
>>24578457Well 100 ain't going to buy many guns.
>>24578457We should have a supply of the basic weapons.
>>24578436Ideally, yes, though with the weapon harness, scouts can take SMGs and shocktroopers can take rifles etc. However, they suffer rather big penalties for using weapons not specialized for their class.Except Ramirez for obvious reasons.
>>24578477They're beautiful mother weapons!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0dlLXKg8_g
>>24578478Thats my point we're emptying our bank account for an empty harness
>>24578475Hiding from the foe is against Sturmfuhrer logic, if you ask me.
>>24578508Smoke isn't very good for hiding its more to make it harder to get shot while charging.
>>24578508>hidingNo. That's not what it's for. It's so we can do pic related.We U.F.E. now.
>>24578508It's not hiding if you kill them afterwards. It's sneaking.
>>24578181>Anyways while you guys debate what gear to get I'll continue on with the next part.Having roughly memorized the route Parker had shown you earlier, you eventually make your way back to Qyburn's workshop. However, you notice that there seems to be much more activity around the area. There are a number of transport trucks lined up outside, and there are quite a few more guards posted on the perimeter. And not Home Guard either, but SOE troops.The guards recognize you and let you pass, saluting as you go. You return the salute and continue inside the building, where you see Qyburn, Lynch, Jack, and quite a crowd of people crawling all over the Vergeltung.>Qyburn! I heard you got some new toys for me?>Lynch... why am I not surprised you're here?>Who the hell are these guys all over my u-boat?!>Other
>>24578540Also blocks our shots. I'd rather have more guns, fits with the combat philosophy we have going.Also, remember Sturmfuhrer logic I not neccesily actual logic.
>>24578578>Qyburn! I heard you got some new toys for me?
>>24578578>>Lynch... why am I not surprised you're here?
>>24578414Fair enough, changing vote to the smoke grenade an possibly the Bandolier to actually use it.Unless you guys want to ditch some of our ragnaids.
>>24578549>We U.F.E. now.No.No we aren't.We don't WANT to be UFE.We don't want our people to die in droves to a fat bald Imperial with a bad temper and a shitload of ragnaid.
>>24578578>Who the hell are these guys all over my u-boat?!
>>24578578>Who the hell are these guys all over my u-boat?!Get your dirty hands off her.
>>24578578>Lynch... why am I not surprised you're here?>>24578586The guns we have now are fine for the moment i say we get the smoke grenades if only to give us more options if things go south.
>>24578578>>Qyburn! I heard you got some new toys for me?Those guys all over our boat is our new crew.Unless you lot think pissing them off is a good way to start our relationship?
>>24578181Bandolier and smoke grenade then.>Qyburn! I heard you got some new toys for me?
>>24578647Better that they stay on their toes, so they don't get ideas about stealing the boat.
>>24578578>>Qyburn! I heard you got some new toys for me?
>>24578646And I will continue to equate logic and sound tactics itch word ice. Someone has to speak for the anime protagonist.
>>24578683Yes, surely pissing them off with make them more disposed to not betraying us.
>>24578693With cowardice.*Apple autocorrect, mans best friend.
>>24578578>>Qyburn! I heard you got some new toys for me?Prefer not to have our first impression be bad.
>>24578707They'll do it or not regardless of how we talk to them, they're spies not ten year olds.
>>24578693>>24578716This is why I consider you to be a moron.
>>24578746Then why bother with them at all instead of going with more productive actions such as talking with Q?
>>24578716Agreed on foolish.Think about it this way: Thinking tactically and defensive with our funds will make Sam happy. She'd be unhappy if we spend all our dosh on FULL POWER ASSAULT RAAAAUGH
>>24578756Nah, I just dont serious business around all the time. Lighten up a bit, it's a game.>>24578778Personally, I feel it's the most in character?
>>24578799And it will also give us some financial security if we got the guns or the harness then had a bad op we'd bankrupt our merc band.
>>24578821You're an idiot whose doing his level best to screw us over and get our men killed.Plus if there's a character archetype I loath above all else, it would be those meat-headed hot-blood idiots who decide that charging into machine gun fire with his men is the definition of badass.And I didn't know antagonizing our allies was part of Jager's character, let me get back to you on that.
>>24578850>if we got the guns or the harness then had a bad op we'd bankrupt our merc band.>then had a bad op...I fail to see why it would make OP a bad OP if we get ourselves killed through our decisions.
>>24578923op as in operation sorry if a wasn't clear
Don't forget that Jager used to be a noble. He knows how to keep a level head and plan things out, but he's still prone to occasional bouts of rage.Also I keep wanting to write Jaeger for his name.
>>24578951Oh, OH. I see sorry, my bad.
>>24578963>wanting to write Jaeger for his name.Glad I'm not the only one.>>24578984Happens to the best of us friend no worries.
>>24578578"Hey! Dr. Qyburn!" You yell, deliberately ignoring Lynch's presence for the moment "I heard you've got some new toys for me?"Qyburn's face lights up the moment he sees you and waddles over to you. Evidently, whatever he was discussing with Lynch, he finds your conversation topic far more interesting."Ah, Captain Sturmfuhrer! So good to see you again!" Qyburn leads you away from Lynch and the gaggle of new faces to a more private section of his workshop.R&D UNLOCKEDR&D is similar to the armory in that you can purchase new gear and upgrades. However, this kind of stuff is cutting edge, so supply is limited. PROTOTYPE equipment means you only get ONE.Spiderweave Armor (PROTOTYPE) - 1200Constructed out artificial fibers several times stronger than steel, this cloth armor provides superior protection to standard Scout armor with no additional weight.Plastic Explosive - 1000More powerful than TNT and more stable than weaponized Ragnite, plastic explosive will be the way of the future for precision demolitions!Composite Armor (Vehicles Only) - 2000Using revolutionary steel alloys, vehicle armor plate can be significantly strengthened with only a minor increase in weight.>The underwater running upgrades have already been implemented in the Type-36. Since it was part of the u-boat refurbishment, that's free."That's some pretty interesting stuff." You whistle."Just remember! If you're out in the field, do try and bring back any enemy equipment and technology you can find! The more intact it is the better my research efforts will be!" Qyburn says.Nodding, you turn back to see that Lynch and Jack have now been joined by a new face. He seems tall and regal, with a rather grim look on his bearded face.>Talk to Lynch>Talk to Jack>Talk to the new person.>Other
>>24579040>Talk to LynchWe need a new mission so we can afford some sweet plastic explosives.
>>24579040>Plastic Explosivewe need BIG BOOM!
>>24579040>>Talk to the new person.Now those upgrades are damn interesting, especially the new armors.Think we should save up for the improved vehicle plate.
>>24579040>Talk to LynchOut of the R&D stuff the explosives look the most tempting, and anyways if our scouts need armor somethings wrong.
>>24579040>>Talk to the new person.Interested in the Spiderweave stuff, the scouts and Alek are a little too squishy for me taste.
>>24579040>Talk to the new person.Let's get to know Mr. New and Noble.
>Talk to Lynchthen after that>Talk to the new person
>>24579040>>Talk to the new person.Sounds like our new captain.
>>24579040>Talk to the new person.
>>24578963>>24579015Technically, we should all be writing "Jäger".>>24579040>Composite Armor (Vehicles Only) - 2000>Using revolutionary steel alloys, vehicle armor plate can be significantly strengthened with only a minor increase in weight.We need to keep this in mind for a future purchase.>Talk to the new person.
>>24579040>Talk to the new person.Who is this dashing new gentleman?Oh, and by the way>Plastic Explosives AWWWW YEAAAAAHExpensive for now, but I see Wetworks in our future. U boat + demo charges? We Tactical Action now.
>>24579040>>Talk to the new person.Open for the purchase of either of the armors, don't think the plastic explosives are strictly necessary yet in any case.
>>24579161ya the NOT c4 would be great for any work in, under or near water
>>24579161>>24579161Seconding.>O god, a U-boat!>It has a tank?!>explosions everywhere
>>24579040Does the 'only get one' part mean only one person gets it, or that we only get enough for one charge?
>>24579040>>Talk to the new person.Voting to save up for vehicle armor, survivability above all else.
The new guy piques my curiosity.
>>24579127Wait, crap, we get only one?Eh, vehicle armor it is.
>>24579040>>Talk to JackI say that we save for the vehicle armor, actually surviving stuff should be one of our priorities.
>>24579259We should get it for the company as a whole, that's how the Armory stuff worked.
>>24579322>supply is limited. PROTOTYPE equipment means you only get ONEThis doesn't seem like that's the case.
>>24579322The Spiderweave is prototype stuff, which means we supposedly get only one unless I'm misinterpreting things.
>>24579040>>Talk to JackBecause he's awesome.Also, Composite Armor.
>Talk to LynchMore missions means more money, which in turn means better stuff to crack heads with.
>>24579694 Fuck I need to remember how to 4Chan
>Sorry about the delay. Parental lectures are always the worst.You decide to go greet the new face first. For some reason, he seems to remind you a lot about yourself. He appears to have a noble upbringing, or at least presents himself as having one, with a grim look in his weathered face showing that he had seen quite a lot in his younger days."I'm sorry, I don't believe we've met." You say, reaching your hand out to the stranger."Captain Davos. Albion Royal Navy. I'll be the helping run your u-boat." The man returns the handshake. "It's an honor working with you, Captain Sturmfuhrer. U-boats aren't easy targets.""Well, she certainly did put up a fight.""I see I don't have to introduce you two." Lynch briefly interrupts. "I would love to stay and talk, but I have other engagements. Captain Sturmfuhrer, I've already provided Beta with your next mission details, when you're ready."With that, Lynch melts away, despite leaving in plain sight."Creepy fellow, that Lynch." You frown."Aye, but a necessary one." Captain Davos says. "It's bad luck to sail a ship without a name. Have you come up with one yet?""Vergeltung. It's Old Gallian for 'vengeance'." You respond."Ah, a fitting name, a fitting name indeed!" Captain Davos laughs.>Ask him if he's ever crewed u-boat before.>Ask him why he's so amused.>Ask him his service history.>Other
>>24579731>Ask him if he's ever crewed u-boat before.
>>24579731>Ask him his service history.This covers every other choice nicely.
>>24579731>Ask him if he's ever crewed u-boat before.>Ask him his service history.If we can do both. I'm fine with the first one.
>>24579731>>Ask him his service history.
>>24579731>Captain Davos.The Captain of our submarine is Davos fucking Seaworth?FUCK YEAH!>>24579731>Ask him why he's so amused.
>>24579731 >Ask him his service history.
>>24579731Ask him how many fingers he has. That was a joke.>Ask him his service history.
On the subject of buying stuff. We're holding off until we can afford more stuff?
>>24579943Guess so, we need a financial buffer in case things go wrong anyway.
>>24579731"So I don't want to sound like I'm prying here, but what exactly is your service history? I'd like to know what the guy running my ship is going to be capable of." You say."I've been serving since EWI, though to be honest, I wasn't even part of the Albion Navy at first. Started out a smuggler and blockade runner for black marketeers, until I got caught. Was given the choice of the Navy or jail and here I am today.""What happened to your previous ship?" You ask."Sunk by a u-boat." Davos says bitterly. "I lost many good men that day."You nod. Despite having been handpicked by Lynch, you feel that Davos at least is a kindred spirit."So how soon do you think you can get the Vergeltung running?"Davos sighs. "We're still in the middle of shakedown runs, but if Lynch has his way, we'll be doing our maiden voyage within the week.""Not enough time, I suppose?""Not nearly enough."You suspect this has something to do with that new mission Lynch had mentioned to you. With your job here done, you decide its time to head back to the hotel. You give your goodbyes to Qyburn, Jack, and Davos.By the time you return to the hotel, it's well past noon. Your squad is nowhere to be found on the field, which probably means their training is done for the day.>What do?
>>24580060>Look for Elizabeth.Might as well learn what we're gonna do.
>>24580060letters or prisoner we need to tie up our loose ends from last finish.
>>24579943Still thinking we should by Smoke, as they're very utility, but that's mostly because I think we should keep at least 1000g in our coffers just in case, and that's be best thing for under a thousand.
>>24580100Agreed. Been put off far too long.Also, many more Asoiaf references and ill guest we name the next thing we capture for The Red God.
>>24580157Smoke is still assault focused, so if we get no weapons we might as well.
Let's find Elizabeth and pay a visit to those lovely prisoners of ours. Lynch said she was good at interrogations, so lets give her a baptism by fire.
>>24580060You decide to try and find Elizabeth, since you need to get your mission details. Looking around, see her in the lobby, reading a book thick enough to stop bullets."Ah, Captain! I was just looking for you earlier." Elizabeth stands up and hands you a folder. "Lynch's mission details."As you skim through the documents, you're not surprised that they're surprisingly bare of details. Trust a man like lynch to leave out everything but the bare minimum. Basically, all he's telling you is to get ready for a mission within the week, and train for amphibious combat and boarding actions. Wonderful."Is there anything else you need, sir?" Elizabeth asks.>Actually, there's these letters I need help decoding...>Actually, I need to have some prisoner's interrogated.>Other
>>24580409>>Actually, there's these letters I need help decoding...
>>24580409>Actually, there's these letters I need help decoding...We'll do the interrogating. Those letters are probably in some kind of code, and this way we get to spend some quality time with an imp.
>>24580409>Actually, I need to have some prisoner's interrogated.Get the prisoner out of the way then we can have her decode the letters while we train our guys up for the next mission.
>Actually, there's some prisoners I need to have interrogated.We Valkyrian Noir now.
>>24580409>Actually, I need to have some prisoner's interrogated.If you are still verbally capable of telling Elizabeth Parker that she is hurting you, then trust me, she isn't.
>>24580447I'm down with this, surprisingly enough. Let's save the imp for a more... personal moment.
>>24580409>Actually, I need to have some prisoner's interrogated."break em like a glow stick"
>>24580446Indeed. Letters for now.
>>24580409>>Actually, there's these letters I need help decoding...LET'S DO THIS!
>>24580523as long as it involves a knife and a blow torch I am down for that
>>24580562>knife and a blowtorchNo, what we need is a blowtorch, a popsicle, and a raw steak.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfMO0E-AUK4
>>24580580>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfMO0E-AUK4YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
>>24580580>Isn't science fun, Impie?
>>24580580I can see us doing that
>>24580409"Actually," You pull out the pile of letters that you had managed to grab from the cove. "I recovered some letters from the Imp spies and tried reading them, but I can't make heads or tails of them.""Cool. Let me have a look." Elizabeth opens up the letters, putting them side by side and examining them closely. Before grinning. "Heh, it's one of the simplest ciphers in the book.""Well?" You ask."I'm guessing you're not really interested in the wonderful world of cryptology, so I'll give you he basic gist of it. These letters are correspondence between the individual spy cells working in this area. They're talking about 'the Fleet' moving out, and to rendezvous at some place called 'The Crag'." She then hands the letters back to you. "You know... when we were interrogating those prisoners you captured, they mentioned 'The Crag' as well. I'm betting you that's what Lynch is after. From what we can tell, it's one of those small islands far out to the east that sit between us and the Empire's northern shores.""Okay, so we have an idea of where we're going, then." You nod. "Did the prisoners say anything else?""Well, not anything related to the mission." Elizabeth shrugs.>roll 1d20
Rolled 13>>24580855"Any of them mention Belkan royalty?"
Rolled 13TELL US WHAT YOU KNOW, WOMAN
Rolled 6>>24580855Any info we can get means lower chances of us getting blindsided by some super weapon.
>>24580887"Come on, Elizabeth, we're all on the same team here. You don't have to hide anything from me." You sigh."Well..." Elizabeth frowns. "One of the prisoners did claim to know you, which definitely caught Lynch's attention. Unfortunately, beyond that, I don' t know anything. Lynch performed the interrogation personally at that point. And before you ask, that particular prisoner is uh... not exactly in any condition to answer questions for a while.">So it looks like I need to have a chat with Lynch some time.>Come on, can't you help me out here? Consider it a personal favor.>Thanks for the help, but have other stuff to take care of. [specify]
>>24581121>Come on, can't you help me out here? Consider it a personal favor.She's a good kid, we need to build rapport if our plan is to poach her from AIS at some point.
>>24581121>So it looks like I need to have a chat with Lynch some time.In before I am paranoid and out to piss off our employer or o reason.
>>24581121>Come on, can't you help me out here? Consider it a personal favor.
>>24581121>Come on, can't you help me out here? Consider it a personal favor.Surprisingly enough one of the best ways to get people to like you more is to ask them to do a favor for you. And it'll make her feel more like part of the team.
>>24581201Hm, I didn't choose this because I thought it unlikely to work, but if it does it is certainly beneficial.
>>24581121>>Come on, can't you help me out here? Consider it a personal favor.
>>24581121"Come on, can't you help me out here? Consider it a personal favor.""Hmmmm," Elizabeth grins. "That's pretty clever, trying to rope me in with the promise of a favor, but I'll do it since you're such a cool guy."She straightens out her beret and makes her way out the door. "I've got to report back to Lynch now anyways. I'll try to dig something up while I'm there, but you gotta promise me one thing!""Yeah?" You ask."You're gonna have to tell me why you're so interested in all of this!">It's a deal.>On second thought, nevermind.
>>24581440>It's a dealWe've come this far. It's not like we're keeping our past a secret, either.
>>24581440" Can I be vague?"
>>24581440>It's a deal."It's a deal, if you manage to dig up something juicy. Otherwise I shall be forced to remain enigmatic."
>>24581440>>It's a deal.One hand, personal stuff.The other, ACTUAL INFORMATION.Plus bonding a bit with Elizabeth.
>>24581440>It's a deal."Just, don't go spreading it around too much. I don't like to air my dirty laundry in public."
>>24581440Can I give you a non-answer answer?
>>24581440>>It's a deal.
Oh dear...She reports directly to Lynch, so she'd have to report anything we tell her to him.Although chances are he already knows why we're doing what we do, if he knows anything about what happened to the Sturmfurher household.Chances are he would have done his research before hiring us.Ahh fuck it, JAGER STURMFURHER fears not spooks and their lapdogs.>It's a deal.
>>24581494This man thinks correctly!
>>24581440"It's a deal." You say, though you think for a second. "Wait, if you could get that information, wouldn't you already know why I would want it?""Just want to hear it coming from you!" Elizabeth replies just before waving and backing out of the door.Well, you think to yourself, that was certainly a productive day. You check your watch, and you see you've probably got some time to do a bit of mingling.>Who do you want to see? [specify]
>>24581571Sam. She can tell us how drills went, and we should still be making sure she is back to normal.
>>24581571Brillant. I don't think we have actually talked to the dude yet.
>>24581571Look for Brilliant. Time to get to know our squad better.
>>24581571You realize that you haven't actually talked to Brillant all that much apart from some small talk and decide to track him down. However, it doesn't take long to find him, as you can see him wandering aimlessly through the hallways, the baffled expression on his face suggested he was completely lost. You recall Sam reporting that though skilled, Brillant was a bit "street dumb" as she put it. Noble upbringing tended to do that, after all.>Maybe we should help him out.>Nah, let him stew for a bit. I could use some amusement.>Other
>>24581826>Maybe we should help him out.I'm sure we were there ourself at one point.
>>24581826>Maybe we should help him out.We were probably not as awesome as we are now when we were young, granted there's pretty much nothing as awesome as we are now.Kid might need some mentoring, and JAGER STURMFUHRER is just the man to do it.
>>24581826Help our fellow patrician.
>>24581865Why the heck are we calling everyone kid when we aren't much older than them?
>>24581826Hmmmm, it seems like participation is pretty low. I think I'm going to call it for the night here. If the thread is still up tomorrow I might continue sometime in the afternoon. If not, I'll be back on Friday night, time uncertain due to possibility of watching Iron Man 3 with friends.Either way, you're free to discuss what sort of bling you want to get for the squad. Current consensus seems to be getting smoke grenades.
>>24582076Jäger has perspective issues.
>>24582093Good thread boss, have fun.
>>24582093So I'm thinking that we should get both Bandolier and Smoke Grenades then, otherwise we'll have to sacrifice Ragnaid to actually use the grenades, which doesn't strike me as a spectacularly bright idea.
>>24582147Sure, I'll support this.Could always use it for more Ragnaid if it doesn't work out at the very least. The smoke could be handy for retreats as well.Still want that Composite Armor though.
>>24582216We should get the shotguns first, for close and personal action.
>>24582245Too expensive, I mean we could get both the shotguns and either the grenades or the bandoliers (for the record, I prefer the bandolier if the case so we don't have to sacrifice ragnaid), but that wouldn't leave enough of a buffer enough for my taste should things go wrong.
>>24582216if smoke grenades aren't more or less the most useful gear you have, you either aren't using it right, or you aren't using enough of it.I vote we buy the bandolier this time around though and smoke next time since the next mission we have won't see much use for smoke.
>If the thread is still up tomorrowOh well, bumping it with a period-appropriate ice-axe.
>>24582147Just woke up, tossing support to this.
>>24585724Also just woke up, I'm voting for just smoke grenades. You never know what goodies might come up later on, let's keep some of that dosh handy.Also, can't we just replace normal grenades with smoke? Both at the same time seems redundant.
>>24587307not really smoke grenades are for cover, normal grenades are for fucking people up.
>>24587349We can fuck people up without grenades just fine.
>>24587563Are you suggesting LESS explosives? For real though I'd be cool with holding off on the bandolier until later when we have more dosh.
>>24587307I suggest equipping our non assault troops with smoke, Jager and the other Cqc troops retain frags. Best of both worlds.
>>24589045We don't have frags.
>>24589067I was under the impression those were standard, my mistake if that is not so.Originally I was in favor of the bandolier or shotgun, but if we get smoke it should really just be given to our longer range troops anyway.
>>24581571If we are going to spill our whole story to some spook shouldn't Sam be there as well? She deserves to know, and I'm sure she would be mad if she finds out after the fact.
>>24589693The spooks probably know already anyway, if not at the background check they've no doubt done on us (not likely) then at the interrogation.Knowing shit is the entire shtick of spooks.
I'd go for shotgun and smoke grenades. Smoke grenades being the first thing we get then the shotgun.
>>24589735Well yes but we just promised to tell her personally in return for a favour.
>>24589067>>24589127Frags come as a standard. They're very cheap and easy to come by.ALSO, a SCHEDULE UPDATE. It turns out I won't be running on Friday, so I'll be continuing this part today Thursday at 3-6pm and 8pm PST. The next thread after that will be on Saturday 5-6 PST.
>>24589916...That sentence makes no sense at all.
>>24589929Thought so, thanks for that.So yeah, staggered frag and smokes, smokes get thrown so the guys with frags can lose in. Classic assault tacticsAs for what we tell our spy, I feel we should be vague. We should not assume anything about what Lynch does or does not know. Best to be cautious.
>>24589939I don't see why it wouldn't.>"It's a deal." You say, though you think for a second. "Wait, if you could get that information, wouldn't you already know why I would want it?">"Just want to hear it coming from you!" Elizabeth replies just before waving and backing out of the door.Elizabeth is doing us a favour by getting information. In return from this favour she want's to hear our story personally told by us, even though she could find out herself/already knows.My point was we should invite Sam along because she deserves to know and will probably be angry if she finds out we told someone else but not her.
>>24590438Honestly? I don't really care, I always sort of saw our story as a need to know basis, we're doing this because we need information, not because of any particular attachment to Elizabeth. Honestly if Sam really gets that worked up over making a deal that would bring us further to our goals...
>>24590540>Honestly if Sam really gets that worked up over making a deal that would bring us further to our goals...Oh I dunno, she seemed pretty pissed over that one time where WE NEARLY DROWNED and Sam had to step in and almost BROKE HER BACK pulling us out of the fire. All because we were trying to get information that would "bring us further to our goals".You know, those goals she doesn't know much about and is worried will kill us someday? Why is telling Sam the full story such a big deal when we just casually agree to spill it to some spook (who could be lying about knowing it beforehand).
>>24590828>who could be lying about knowing it beforehandWhy would she? She has no reason to go out of her way to learn our tragic past.
>>24590828Because the spook has information, simple as that.Look, I'd be a lot more amendable if this was in the midst of apologising to her for our little stunt, but it isn't, and we didn't choose to tell her then. So I'm going off based on that.
>>24590910Because a good spy never passes up an opportunity to collect intelligence. Even if they know our personal history they DON'T know how that history has affected us personally. Hearing the story from us will tell them everything they need to know about our psyche and motivations. Information which you just agreed to hand to them on a silver platter. Or did you imagine that she agreed to this because she wants to be friends?We need to stop being so naive around spies.>>24591077I know we already agreed to "JAGER STURMFURHER fears not spooks and their lapdogs!" so I guess frantically grabbing onto every lead is perfectly in character for us. I'm just worried it's going to bite us in the ass sooner rather than eventually.
Just to let you guys know, Sam is not too concerned about the specifics of your past. What she IS concerned about is that you'll tunnel vision and get yourself or somebody else killed for it. She's terribly trusting to a fault so she's not going to try and pry into your personal life.Elizabeth, on the other hand, is just trading a personal favor for a personal favor. She knows how details can get changed or warped down the intel chain, so she likes getting her info straight from the source.Anyways, I'm thinking of continuing the thread now so we can at least wrap up Brillant's miniarc. Any interest right now?
>>24591426I'm game! How many other players do we have at the moment?
>>24591426Yeah lets do it>>24591366And you need to get that tinfoil off your head.
>>24591426One more present.
>>24591426>Hm, I guess three is good enough. We'll see if more filter in.You decide to give Brillant a bit of a helping hand. After all, he sort of reminds you of yourself when you first entered boot camp. You vaguely recall from his file that he was from obscure noble house in a remote location. He was essentially a noble in name only, considering his family wasn't really very wealthy or held many lands."You need some help there, Brillant?" You ask, walking up to the young man."What?" Brillant turns to see you. "Oh, Captain! I didn't see you there. Uh, no, I'm perfectly fine!"Well, he certainly doesn't LOOK fine. Rather than say anything, you just raise an eyebrow and continue to stare at him until his will breaks, which happens surprisingly fast."Okay okay! I'm lost!" Brillant sulks. "I swear this place is designed like a maze!">I can give you some pointers.>Wait, aren't scouts supposed to have a good sense of direction?>Huh, yeah, the layout of this place is kinda terible.>Other
>>24591932>I can give you some pointers.
>>24591932>Wait, aren't scouts supposed to have a good sense of direction?How does he manage to do his job with a poor sense of direction?
>>24591932>Huh, yeah, the layout of this place is kinda terrible.
>>24591932>Wait, aren't scouts supposed to have a good sense of direction?then,>I can give you some pointers.
>>24591932"I thought scouts were supposed to have a good sense of direction." You frown."Well, yeah, they are. I can do everything else a scout supposed to do just fine. It's just finding my way around that's the hard part.""Then what have you been doing so far?""Well..." Brillant looks away. "I was just following Tarin around. But I mean, it's not as bad when I'm in actual combat. When the adrenaline is pumping I seem to do just fine. It's just out of combat that I'm like this!">Have you considered talking to Tarin about this? I'm sure she can help you out.>There has to be an explanation for this.>Other
>>24592304>Other>Let's test out this theory of yours.Chase him and see if that makes his sense of direction better.
>>24592304Talk to Tarin
>>24592304>>There has to be an explanation for this.Why was he following Tarin around?
>>24592304>There has to be an explanation for this.
>>24592304>>There has to be an explanation for this.
Going on an errand. Be back in like 15 minutes.
>>24592304"There has to be an explanation for this." You frown."Well," Brillant shrugs, "my family lives in a mountain valley. It's pretty much impossible to get lost in there. You're either at one end of the valley or the other. Maybe I just never had to develop a sense of direction?""That does make some twisted kind of sense." You nod. "Wait, shouldn't have somebody have caught this in boot camp?""I was home schooled, sir. Trained by my family's personal guard. My family doesn't live in Gallia so I never had official government schooling.""Ah." Things started making sense. Since he was most likely the family heir, nobody had would have wanted to be the one to point out he had a critical weakness."Brillant, I think I have a way to solve this.">Give him a map and order him to memorize it.>Point out signs exist for a reason.>Have Tarin give him lessons.>Other
>>24593261>Have Tarin give him lessons.Unit cohesion, ho!
>>24593261Tarin should teach him, builds unit cohesion.
>>24593261>Have Tarin give him lessons.I still say having him run for his life will build character.
>>24593442I think running from Tarin would do far more for him than running from us.
I wonder... why didn't he ask Tarin to help him? Is he not telling us something?
>>24593261Tarin's very good at what she does, and she also has the benefit of having experience. You think she'd be able to make a good trainer for Brillant, if you can convince her to. Plus it could build up that unit cohesion. Besides, it'd be good to give Tarin something more to do than playing around with her knives all day."Brillant." You say, putting a firm hand on his shoulder. "I believe it's time for some SPECIAL TRAINING."Brillant visibly blanches. Even if he never did go to boot camp, The words "special training" were universally ominous. "W-what kind of training, sir?""I'm going to have Tarin teach you the basics of navigation and orienteering! I'll even authorize her to use any means necessary to make sure those lessons stick!" You say happily."I really think I can handle it on my own-""NONSENSE." You say, your hand gripping his shoulder even tighter. "I expect you to report to the lobby tomorrow morning. If you try to ditch, well, Tarin's a pretty good tracker. I'm sure she can use the practice."With that, you walk off without a care in the world. You can't wait for what tomorrow has in store.PURCHASES ACQUIREDBandolier: - 500Smoke Grenades -600Total - 1100Treasury - 500>And that's it for now! I may run a side chapter Thursday or Friday evening PST, but the next full thread will be Saturday 5-6. See you then!
>>24593677He's not exactly the type to ask for help, especially from a commoner. He's still a noble, after all.
>>24593777Thanks for the thread, man, had a great time.