Gundam AGE Quest Part 18LAST TIME ON AGE QUEST: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24940274/My Twitter Account for Updates involving the time/date of the games: https://twitter.com/CrosswireYour name is Jake Crocker and you’re on a mission to destroy a space fortress occupied by disgruntled Martian colonists, calling themselves the Vagan, plotting genocide on all of the Earth Sphere while pretending to be aliens. Yesterday you managed to destroy their outposts and capture a lot of their personal from a laboratory. One of the Vagan engineers, Zeek, told you about how you could possibly fix Mellis’s implants but that the data to do so was requested and moved to Ambat under the request of the “Black Raven”Hogan and Blackmarsh have reported that the lab mainframe of the lab is dead, all of the equipment has been thoroughly destroyed. The only things that weren’t broken were the controls running the gravity block. Hogan found a lot of very large foot prints in the ground there, big for a mobile suit big. The invisible umbrella system was also destroyed by the fleeing personnel to prevent analysis.Good news is that with the IVU is down and reports have come in that the other operations went off without a hitch, outside of Arnold’s head getting decapitated for his MS no losses or damages were had.You had the pirates set the Lab’s reactor to blow, ate lunch, took a nap and Tim promised not to do anything stupid in combat with his concussion. Dr. Jones sent you a reply saying you could keep the Gundam as long as you bring him more info on Arthur. There is one hour till the briefing on the Ambat Attack Plan begins, and two hours till you arrive at Ambat. What will you do Jake?(Sorry about yesterday guys, power outage screwed me over till this morning)
>>24976729Mess around for an hour, maybe chat up with the others to pass time.
>>24976729No worries, mate. You warned us that might happen ahead of schedule.For now, I can't really think of anything for Jake to do. The Crusader's loaded out for the attack, we've gotten any relevant information from Zeek, there aren't any repairs to do that we can actually accomplish with our facilities. Maybe try talking to the other prisoners? Someone might know more about the Black Raven's involvement with the Vagan forces.
>>24976785This. We should also warn the others that the enemy is probably expecting us because of those guys who managed to escape, as well as that the Black Raven is around and working for the Vagan.
>>24976810> try talking to the other prisoners?Zeek definitely appeared to be the exception amongst the prisoners as they ether refuse to speak or threaten to kill you. Even Zeek refuses to give up any information that doesn't involve saving Mellis. >>24976833>>24976785You don't know for sure Black Raven is helping the Vagan, but you have a pretty good feeling she is after what Zeek told you. You find the guys and warn them about Black Raven and the loss of the element of surprise."Great, now we have to fight against a Vagan defense" Arnolds groans."I wonder what other crap they have waiting for us at Ambat. If they had that Space Orange at that facility, what do they have at their main base?" Ralphie asks aloud, not wanting to know the answer."It'll be tough, but we're armed to the teeth. We don't have those cruddy Genoaces anymore, we can hurt them and hurt them bad with what we have" Carlos says reassuringly."I agree, we may not have the numeric advantage but we have the skill and firepower advantage." Dad nods. "Even if they do know we're coming and this 'Black Raven'' is waiting, we'll be just as ready as they are" Your thoughts Jake?
>>24977019Can we use Ma G run some simulations for the battle?
>>24977019The 'Black Raven' seems to have a history with the Crusader... If anything, that means that once it shows up, It will be gunning for me...Hopefully the King Arthur can punch a large hole into the Vagen forces before it shows up. After that, It's down to you lot to make sure that base is popped open like a can-o-beans on an open fire....
>>24977019"Just be careful out there guys. I'll kill you myself if you die out there.""The Black Raven will probably focus its attack on me because it apparently has some history with the Crusader. So, I'll probably have to keep the most deadly fighter out there occupied while you take care of the rest of the Vagan forces. But I think she can be reasoned with - she was a rebel for the Colonies during the war - if she knew that the Vagan are killing civilians she fought to protect, we might even manage to turn her over to our side...""And remember, we still need to find that data needed to save Mellis. So, Blackmarsh and his pirates will probably have to dock again with the Ambat to clear it from the inside so we can set that data miner and get those drives. We might need a suit or two inside to carry those shuttles - if the files haven't been moved or destroyed in the meantime...">>24977045That's actually an awesome idea.
>>24977045>Can we use Ma G run some simulations for the battle?There isn't enough data. If you knew exactly what would be awaiting you in terms of defenses and the types of suits then maybe however there are too many variables for a proper accurate simulation.>>24977079>>24977144> "Just be careful out there guys. I'll kill you myself if you die out there. The Black Raven will probably focus its attack on me because it apparently has some history with the Crusader. So, I'll probably have to keep the most deadly fighter out there occupied while you take care of the rest of the Vagan forces. But I think she can be reasoned with - she was a rebel for the Colonies during the war - if she knew that the Vagan are killing civilians she fought to protect, we might even manage to turn her over to our side. And remember, we still need to find that data needed to save Mellis. So, Blackmarsh and his pirates will probably have to dock again with Ambat to clear it from the inside so we can set that data miner and get those drives. We might need a suit or two inside to carry those shuttles - if the files haven't been moved or destroyed in the meantime...""I'm sure Captain Frizzle and Grodek have that all considered in the plans, don't worry" You father says reassuringly. "If you need help with the Black Raven, don't be afraid to ask" Carlos states with a nod.Well Jake, anything else you want to do before the briefing?
>>24977414Nothing I can think of. Just chill for a bit and shoot the breeze. Things will get 'interesting' soon enough.
>>24976729Did we tell Grodek about trying to not BLOW UP Ambat so we can recover all the stuff we can use to cure Mellis, etc?
>>24977414Wow this thread is really slow. Just move to the briefing.
>>24977533I think we should notify him about this.And we should probably notify others that the Vagans are most likely expecting us so that they can prepare as much as they can.
>>24977533He already knows. The plan is to blast the garrison and dreadnaughts, break in, raid the computers, blow the central reactor, and get the hell out of dodge.
>>24977414Time-skip to assault.
>>24977414Chill out till the briefing.
>>24977750>>24977543>>24977568Finally the briefing comes and everyone onboard the Armstrong assembles in the meeting room. “We will arrive at Ambat in one hour. 10 minutes before coming into range of Ambat we will deploy our mobile suits and begin our approach. Our first objective is to get the Diva and Armstrong into Photon Blaster range to sink the ships the Vagans most likely have at Ambat, we will deploy Anti-Beam Chaff so we can nullify the ships large weapons long enough for us to get close, we will need heavy MS support as the Vagans will most likely deploy their full MS forces. We’ll be trying to hit as many hangers as we can to slow deployment, but it’s a very large fortress. Once the ships are destroyed the Zalam/Euba Forces along with the Pirates will support our frontal push towards Ambat. Our goal is to dock the Armstrong and Diva with Ambat and send two teams, one lead by Captain Grodek and the other led by Captain Blackmarsh. Grodek’s team will be tasked with finding the reactor and setting explosive charges to destroy it and the rest of Ambat. Captain Blackmarsh’s team will be setting up a dataminer to extract as much data as possible before we destroy Ambat.” Captain Frizzle brings up a few images for reference.“Do you have any questions?”
>>24977835Do we have a plan B?
>>24977835"Can our missiles' sensors handle a long-range ballistic launch? If we could put a few salvos out on a ballistic course ahead of our attack, we might catch some of them off-guard. Anything we can do to thin out the herd should be used. The Armstrong's rail guns have unlimited range, as well. Could our ship's gunner hit the hangars with HE or EMP rounds from just within sensor range?"
>>24977835"I guess the plan is to put the Vagan forces in a pincer between the pirates and Fardain alliance forces, where we can destroy them en masse with our photon cannons.""I think you all have been aware of the presence of the Black Raven - I think that this thing will focus its attack mainly on the Crusader, so I'll try to keep her as far away as possible from the rest of you. And maybe she can even be reasoned with - if the records are true, she's a vet from the colony wars who fought for the colonies. So, if we bring out the evidence that the Vagan are trying to kill everyone off, she might even join us.""For the landing parties - our captives so far have indicated that the personnel there will fight to the death as well as blow their own resources and materials to prevent the enemy from getting their hands on it. Also, expect traps. That place was a military fortress at one point, no reason to think it isn't rigged.""Also, we should probably use whatever artillery we have at hand - the railguns, the missile barrages, everything - to thin the enemy numbers. We should save those photon cannons due to their 15 minutes cooldown period against capital weaponry and battleships only.""And finally. Do we have a plan B, and what's the possibility of us getting reinforcements?"
>>24977940"We plan on a few barrages of missiles, railguns and beam cannon blasts from all of the ships on our approach, but we don't have the sensors for any precision attacks at the range we'll be at. We hope to do some damage, but we need to make sure to keep at least one hanger intact for the Armstrong and the Diva's infiltration" Captain Frizzle explains>>24978026"We will keep the Black Raven in mind, but do not expect us to go easy on her. If she is spotted or one of the others has a chance to take her down, they will. She's your responsibility to take in if you wish to do so. The landing parties are well aware of what may wait, especially Captain Grodek. As for Reinforcements, the Madorna Workshop should join us on our rear lines, giving us supplies and a safe place for our troops to repair and rearm as well as a couple of Shaldolls" Captain Frizzle explains."There is no Plan B, unless Grodek has one he hasn't informed me of. If something goes wrong then we have very little in means of adaptability, especially when it comes to numbers and support. Our goal is to destroy Ambat, we will use any means necessary to do so." "Any other questions?"
>>24978154"No more questions, Captain."
>>24978154"No more questions. Well... Best of luck, to all of you."
>>24978227"Wait, Desil reported 3 Fa Bose class dreadnaughts. How are we going to deal with the third dreadnaught. It takes 15 minutes to recharge the Photon Cannons and the Arthur doesn't have the firepower to knock it out. Best I can do is open up the armor in one or two spots with the beam cannon."
>>24978154"If need be we can always just fly into the base and detonate the reactor manually. Some of the access tunnels look like they're mobile suit sized. Probably so that any refueling vessels can fly right in. Worse comes to worse, Flit and I can probably fight our way to the reactor long enough to set it off."
>>24978301"The Armstrong will be coming in an a slight angle in an attempt to take out two of the ships at once" Captain Frizzle explains.
>>24978349"Would it help to draw the battleships' attention with the Gundams? They don't have any real point defense, from what I can tell. Flit and I make a big enough nuisance with the heavy weapons packs we've got equipped, they might have to move to engage us directly."
>>24978301That's a good question. Could the Arthur blow up their propulsion system to slow them down?Maybe we should use the beam cannon on the Arthur for their inevitable suicide attack.>>24978349We could possibly try to flank them and take them all with one shot. Not likely, but it could work.
>>24978349"All right. If that doesn't work, I'll open a few holes in the armor with the Arthur's beam cannon and call in the spots for the ships to fire into.."
>>24978393If the Diva can't get them both, the best bet is to use the Arthur's cannon to cut a few gashes in the armor. Radio in the locations of the weak spots for our battleships to fire into. The more damage they do to the interior, the weaker the dreadnaught becomes, especially if a lucky shot trashes a reactor or power trunking.
>>24978455The Mega Beam Cannon can at least take out one of the escort cruisers docked to the Fa Bose. So we can probably split their armor pretty easily. If we aim at the connector points when we sweep the beam, we might be able to both take out the cruisers' propulsion systems and seriously damage the base ship's frontal battery.
>>24978455Yeah. I guess you're right.I'm just hoping they don't pull off that suicide attack from the series, and that we can't either use Arthur's cannon to stop them or that we can't pinpoint the exact location of the weak spot. I'd rather have an immobile ship than a ship that crashes into us.>>24978525Let's go with this one.
>>24978393>"That's a good question. Could the Arthur blow up their propulsion system to slow them down? Maybe we should use the beam cannon on the Arthur for their inevitable suicide attack.""We don't know enough about the defenses of the ships or the designs of the ships to know if you could, but I'll allow the Crusader and the AGE-1 to move ahead if our Photon Blaster Attacks fail" Captain Frizzle stats."Good luck and god speed everyone" Captain Frizzle gives a salute that all of you return.----------You get to the hanger and climb into the Crusader. "Ready for Combat Operations" Ma G States as you enter the cockpit."LETS FIGHT. LETS FIGHT" MID exclaims.The King Arthur's systems all show green and your weapon containers are all packed and ready:-Excalibuster-DODS Shotgun-DODS Gatling-DODS Rifle-EM Ballista with grenade launcher-Extra Ammunition for BallistaThere Arthur's Fixed weapons are:Missile Launcher x10Mega Beam LauncherMicrowave CannonEM Field GeneratorAre there any last changes to your stored armaments you'd like to make?
>>24978653Nah, they are ok. Time to roll.
>>24978653We should pack the shield, too. It's strong enough to take at least one hit from a beam cannon for us, might as well bring it along.
>>24978653Looks good to me.
>>24978653the extra ammo for the ballista, is that bolts only or does that include grenades?
>>24978746Extra Bolts and Extra Grenades as well>>24978715The Arthurian Shield has been added to one of the Storage Containers.Any other changes or are you set to launch Jake?
>>24978849Alright chums, let's do this!
>>24978849It's go time.
>>24978849"Jake Crocker. King Arthur! Launch!"
>>24978921Gotta stick with tradition.
>>24978874>>24978896>>24978950>>24978921One by one you’re given the cue to launch and you shout:""Jake Crocker. King Arthur! Launch!"Due to being in a mobile armor, you deploy from the side hanger instead of the catapult due to being too big for it. You line up with the others, seeing the Zalam/Euba as well as the pirate forces line up beside their respective ships. The ships have finally come into view of Ambat. The large mighty fortress seems so massive and malicious from afar, it’s very shape and the dim lights from the hangers give it the appearance of some long dead ancient monster still festering with rot and death incarnate. Taking aim, all 11 ships line up their weapons and fire. Missiles, railgun shots and beam cannon blasts soar through empty space and into the distance. Small orbs of light can be seen in the distance as the attacks hit their target and light up the face of Ambat. A few seconds of silence and stillness hang on the air and for a moment it appears Grodek was wrong about Ambat. However the space in front of Ambat begins to flutter and move, as if it were some kind of mirage and suddenly three massive ships appear, disabling their Invisible Umbrella Systems as they open fire with their massive guns. (cont)
>>24979022The ships fire a wave of missiles in response that explode between the Vagan ships and your fleet, throwing a misty like gas into the air. Beam shots fly towards the chaff and disperse upon hitting the cloud, unable to go past it. Your ships continue to fire missiles and the Armstrong fires it’s Railgun as they approach the ships.Soon enemies appear on radar in large numbers, probably from the ships themselves. Ma G ID’s them as Gafran and Baqto units, in groups of 25. Two groups of Gafran and one group of Baqto are moving towards the Armstrong and Diva.Everyone else seems to be moving to engage them, the Diva pilots handling the group on the left with the Armstrong pilots handling the group on the right.What will you do Jake? How will you engage the enemy and which group will you engage?
>>24979042What's the full armor G-Exes got? I don't think that was ever mentioned, other than that it existed.We're closest to the group of Gafran. Sweep them down with a short burst from the DODS Gatling.
>>24979042We should probably maneuver the Zalam/Euba troops and the pirates to begin flanking the opponents so that they're trapped between Ambat and our forces, so that when we fire our photon guns we wreck most of their troops. Right now, we sweep using the DODS Gatling to pin the enemy forces and maneuver them into the cannon fire from the larger ships. Attack the closest group of Gafrans and try to push them into the Armstrong's line of fire.
>>24979042Take out those directly in front, and then focus on clearing a path for the cannon.
>>24979042The Arthur's an MA, so it can't turn for shit. Hit & run tactics with the gatling and the Mega Beam Cannon firing short blasts. The beam cannon can punch through multiple suits per shot, and can recharge much faster in short-time shots. Target the Gafran group with the Armstrong's MS, then sweep out towards the Baqto group to our current right. We want to blast through MS clusters with the cannon and gatling, then fly out of range to re-orient the Arthur for another pass. A target as big as us will draw a lot of attention as well. Our allies can jump them from behind while Jake sows chaos. Dump a few missiles on targets of opportunity.
>>24979042how big/strong are the missiles? If its not overkill, launch barrage at Baqto. If that is overkill reserve them for ships/MA, and do this >>24979228
>>24979228Yeah, we'd need to clear the forces to our right so that the Armstrong can properly flank the 3 ships with its photon cannon.The pirates should be able to slow down the enemy forces using their nets and dirty tricks, which would allow us to clear the right side more efficiently. After that, team Armstrong regroups with the pirates to flank the enemy forces in the middle.
>>24979092The Full Armor G-Exes has it's original armaments, only with improved armor and boosters to make up for the additional weight. >>24979228You fly forward at top speed, readying your DODS Gatling as you approach them, firing a steady stream of DODS Shots as they fly through the group. You hit several Gafran, cutting them to ribbons as you leave the swarm.They turn and fire on you, thankfully you manage to avoid most of their shots and avoid to many hits to the EM Field. Your distraction allows Dad and Carlos to shot a couple in the back, Ralphie charging in and headbutting one from behind, skewering it with his Shaldolls head mounted beam emitter. You turn and fly towards the Baqto group to your right firing a small barrage of missiles before firing and dragging your Beam Beam Launcher blast across the center of the formation. Your attacks take our more then half, your powerful attacks bypassing the defenses of the Baqto units.Flying away they fire on you with their heavy weapons, increasing the heat of the EM Field generator drastically. The Pirate Shaldolls are tearing apart the Gafran units, but the Baqto group you attacked is following you and reports state that the Baqto group near the Diva and Armstrong is making a push towards them.What will you do now Jake?
>>24979462Hit them with the microwave cannon. It'll fry their circuitry, preventing them from firing and deactivating the EM Armor.
>>24979519Can we do this while moving towards the group attacking the Armstrong and the Diva?The guys following us are probably too focused on the Arthur, which would allow the rest of the crew to fuck them over from behind.
>>24979462Drag our pursuers into range of the pirate ships. Vagan EM Armor works against MS-grade weapons, but capital guns and missiles would shred them in short order. Comm ahead to the pirate ships with the plan. Re-orient to come back for a pass on the Baqto group near our ships.
Combine this >>24979564 and >>24979563
>>24979564I like this plan, tear through the the Gafran group with Gatling on our way there are we're golden.
>>24979564>Drag our pursuers into range of the pirate ships. Vagan EM Armor works against MS-grade weapons, but capital guns and missiles would shred them in short order. Comm ahead to the pirate ships with the plan. Re-orient to come back for a pass on the Baqto group near our ships.You decide to keep them out of reach but chasing you, giving your EM Field Generator time to cool as you radio the pirate ships and ask them to hammer the Baqto following you, giving them a set of coordinates you'll be flying through. As you pass through it and the Baqto enter it, the Pirates launch a flurry of missiles and beam blasts, butchering most of the remaining units and leaving a few behind for the Shaldolls to get.Turning, you fly towards the group heading towards your ships and sweep your Mega Beam Launch across the group, Flit in his Gigantic Wear fires his finger mounted Beam Cannons as you leave the group. Your attacks cut the group's numbers in half, but there still coming.Reports come in that the Baqto's near the Zalam/Euba group seem to be giving them some trouble as well. What will you do Jake?
>>24979751MAs can't turn very well, and Jake's heading in front of the pirate ships. He needs time and room to turn back towards the Armstrong and Diva. The pirate ships can shred our pursuers and give Jake the room he needs, and some time to cool down the EMI-Field generator.
>>24979793Again, I advocate microwave blasts. It's practical, and fun to use an energy weapon other than beam weaponry.
>>24979793Do a high speed tackle through the 89% group of Garfans, and attack the Baqtos that are at 90%.
>>24979793Jake's already heading that way, so engage. Jake can scatter and distract the Baqto group while the battleships and MS clean up after him. Radio ahead with our plan for better coordination with the Allies. Jake is the tip of the spear. Our job is to punch through formations to ease the burden on our allies. The trips between groups also gives Jake time to cool the generator and recharge the beam cannon.
>>24979793Cut a path towards that group of Bagtos at 90%. Use some goo grenades to hamper the nearby enemies (mostly those Gafrans) and cut them down using, Once you get to that group of Bagtos at 90%, flank them using the Gatling, blast through them and order the Fardain ships to fire at your coordinates.
>>24979947> using the DODS gun.
>>24979813Yes, I follow what you were saying. My only addition was to lay down fire on the gafran group which layed between us and the Baqto's>>24979793>>24979890And we can apply it here as well, fire on the Gafran with Gatlings and the Baqto's with the beam cannon as we fly latterly across the field. Radio our path to friendlies for clean up
>>24979985Combined Arms in Space. Jake and Flit act as armor, spearing through enemy concentrations with their firepower. MS work as infantry, clearing out the enemy forces and securing the area. The battleships are our artillery, breaking up and slowing down Vagan MS for friendly forces to mop up. Likely our best way to fight at the moment. Things will change if the Vagan deploy MA of their own, but for now I think this is the way to go.
>>24980062Agreed.We could maneuver the Armstrong slowly to the right, make it switch places with some of the pirate ships - begin that flanking maneuver for when the Vagans deploy their MA.
>>24980062agreed, tis a good plan.
>>24980161I think we need to thin out the central MS forces before splitting the Armstrong and Diva. We don't need them getting a good shot at our engines.
>>24979890>>24979835You head towards the Baqto group harassing the Zalam/Euba units and decide to try out the Microwave cannon. As you approach the group, you charge the cannon and fire it. The Baqto's don't react to it as unlike beam weaponry microwaves aren't visible. A few of the units go limb and begin to drift, others seem to spaz out or veer off as the pilots get sick or are cooked alive. However you discover the Microwave cannon is very inaccurate and you fire with the DODS Gatling to try and clear more units out. The DODS Gatling destroys the disabled or dead units, but the active units Electromagnetic Armor soaks up the DOS Gatling barrage like it was nothing and returns fire. By the time you pass the Baqto group and the Gafran group, your EM Field Generator is starting to overheat from the shots you've taken, on top of that the ships don't appear to be doing as much damage to the units, the Vagan seem to have caught on that the ships tend to fire on them as you show up.You get a report that the remaining Baqtos over by the pirates managed to get away from the Shaldolls and kamikazed one of the pirate ships. It's currently heavily damaged and it's not helped by the fact that it's the one missing it's bridge. At the moment the crew is attempt repairs, but can't move. At lot of the Vagan units are pulling back or regrouping, some are starting to move back into the beam chaff for protection, it's starting to dissipate and will only last another 10 minutes.What will you do Jake?
>>24979793we haven't used our microwave cannon yet lets use it on the Baqto in front of Diva the move to aid the zalam/Euba forces.
>>24979793General orders call out: Allied MS are to push Vagan MS into groups for easier targeting by battleships. Cluster them together, then blast them with capital weapons.
>>24980239We're on our way to the Zalam/Euba group, we can thin the forces in the center on our way there.Drop some EMP / goo grenades to stop them from spreading to much, leave the isolated ones to the MS and the grouped for the capital weaponry to take out.
>>24980275Time to close the trap.Order the Zalam/Euba and the pirates to begin pushing the forces to the center, so that the photon cannon fire can eliminate most of them.
>>24980275>>24980291Don't bother with the Microwave Cannon. Fall back towards the Euba/Zalam forces. Jake needs time to let the generator cool. His seeming retreat could draw some of the Vagan MS back towards our suits in hopes of taking Jake out. Friendly MS and ships should stand ready if this happens. It's about time to attack the Fa Bose dreadnaughts. Jake needs his MA ready for the next push.
>>24980365Yeah. We want them running to the safety of the ships. The Photon Blaster Cannons have a wide enough beam that they can take the mobile suits out with the ships when they fire. Well, most of them, anyway.
>>24980365Bad idea. Intel reports almost eight times more MS than what we just faced. Pursuing through the chaff opens our forces up to the Fa Bose as well. Need to get in position to deal with those.>>24980409We can't waste Photon Cannons on MS. They take 15 minutes to recharge. That would leave our ships open to the Fa Bose for 5 minutes before the main guns recharge. Are you trying to get Jake killed?!
>>24980475No, I mean that they'll be caught along with the ships when we shoot them. The Photon Blasters have a big beam diameter. I want the mobile suits retreating to the ships so they get hit, too. And it's not like they have enough mass that them getting in between us and the ship will shield the ships in any real way.
>>24980515Ah, so that's what you mean. I'm not certain the Diva and Armstrong are in PBC range for the Fa Bose, though. They need more separation to catch all three dreadnaughts in the same shots.
>>24980407The Vagan's have fully retreated into the beam chaff which has 5 more minutes before it's fully dispersed. You wait, letting your generator cool down as the ships and forces push forward. The Diva and Armstrong are nearly in firing range but the Vagan mobile suits hiding in the anti-beam chaff field are rather close.What would you like to do?
>>24980681At this moment, some proximity mines would be awesome to have.We should probably reload and refill if we can, and order the ships to fire the instant that beam chaff comes down.
>>24980721Yeah. Can we get an AMEMBO out here with some resupply on the missiles?
>>24980681Missile barrage from the battleships. Beam chaff doesn't do too much to Federation sensors, so our shots should be relatively accurate. Even 30% missiles on target would annihilate the Vagan MS remnants. 10 ships times 32 launchers per ship. Enemy remnants are approximately 120 MS. I think that could take care of this wave.
>>24980721Better fall back to the Armstrong for refuel and reload. Shits about to hit the fan and we want to be fully loaded for it.
>>24980846Yeah. We need to be prepared for HER.
>>24981039And Crosswire knows what else. Our map lists and unknown MA and artillery unit we haven't met yet. The MA is likely to pounce while our ships are focused on the dreadnaughts. The artillery unit will probably fuck up the insertion.
>>24981084Most likely.They did move something here from the lab, and I doubt it was only the research data. Maybe we run into a Farsia with artillery bits? Or some custom made MA?
>>24981168The 'MA' could be Raven flying around in Bird Mode. I bet the artillery are the Defurse anchoring to Ambat's surface and using their heavy beam cannons as makeshift artie.
>>24981204Yeah, that's what's probably going to happen. Still, we should expect some nasty surprise like that Orange thingy from a while ago.
>>24981168I'm still worried about the Black Raven wanting the research data. There are so many bad things she could want to do with X-Rounder research. Hopefully it's just something like "Sergeant Arthur was an X-Rounder, so I want to know how to defeat them more easily".
>>24981278As long as its not a Neue Ziel or Alpha Azeiru...
>>24981319an Alpha Azeiru painted white with a shrill laugh coming from it.
>>24980734AMEMBO wasn't designed to service mobile armors sadly, it was made by Flit to allow him to change out wears in the middle of combat.>>24980783>>24980846( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4phT2Vukvn0 )You return to the Armstrong and dock to get rearmed. Taking a breather you watch as the Zalam/Euba and Pirate ships fire missiles into the chaff cloud, taking out good chunks of the now retreating vagan mobile suits.The Armstrong and Diva finally reach firing range turn, lining themselves up with their targets. Slowly their cannons begin to charge up, each ships engineers lining the AGE Builders up with the cannons energy connectors. Just as the beam chaff begins to clear and the Vagan ships begin to fire, both captains yell out:"FIRE PHOTON BLASTER CANNON!"You throw your hands up as a blinding light swallows up your vision, two massive beam blasts cutting through the chaff, the ships behind them and the fortress behind them in two eruptive shots.As the light dies you see the destruction the photon blaster cannons wrought. The massive, molten wrecks of the Vagan ships drift downwards, small secondary explosions and fires slowly tearing themselves apart. Two gaping holes have been burned through the fortress, going all the way to the other end.The ships go down in flames lights a fire of hope in everyones hearts...before Vagan begin to pour of the fortress like hornets out of a kicked hive. Beam Turrets rise up out of the surface of Ambat along with strange red suits with large tails. Baqto and Gafran's begin to pour out of base as well mobilizing and storming towards your fleet.Before you can make a plan of action, a female voice comes over the comms:(Cont)
>>24981372"To the pilot of the Black and White Gundam from long ago. Come to the East Maintenance bay alongside Ambat. If you don't get here in the next 10 minutes, I'll destroy the data that can save that girl of yours, if she's not dead from her implants already. For her life or for revenge, come and fight the Raven little boy or I'll make you suffer beyond your imagination. Bring any help and I'll destroy the data even if you come." The female voice is elegant but deranged at the same time.It cuts out and leaves you with a set of coordinates.Well Jake, what do you do?
>>24981409Send out a response:"Very well, Black Raven. Can I expect a clear path? I doubt you'd like anyone making me late."
>>24981436You receive not response. Looks like you'll have to fight your way through...
>>24981409Our ships should fire away their beam chaff missiles, or they'll get torn to ribbons. Prepare the photon cannons to fire again.Can someone else use the King Arthur beside us? We need speed, and that thing would only slow us down.
>>24981409"Sorry guys, I have a social call to make, can't keep a lady waiting. I'll keep the Raven from hitting us.Pirates, could you try to open a hole on the east side with some missiles? I'll deal with the rest."
>>24981457Well, then, our course of action is clear. We plow through any enemies in our path, in the process getting the King Arthur wrecked so we have a proper mobile suit battle with the Black Raven using the Chimera. Let's through caution to the wind and let our armor and EM Shield soak the damage while we expend munitions recklessly in order to clear a path. Makes it all nice and dramatic for our boss fight.
>>24981409Send a response:"So you're my dance partner today? Sure, I'm game! Will the Vagan stay out of my way or do I need to clear my own path? By the way, what's your name? I'm Jake Crocker, a colonist who got shanghaied into this mess by Feddie High Command. Apparently, jacking an antique MS to defend my home is illegal. Who knew?"
> red suits with large tailsGhirargas? Oh, fuck, they're sending X-Rounders.
>>24981457Charge in like a real man. If there's no hole, then we'll drill one though the enemy. Recommend battleships target unknown MS with missiles on delayed drive ignition. It'll take the missiles longer to get there, but if they don't ignite their drives until the last minute, the missiles will be MUCH harder to see and intercept.
>>24981556No, it's the Abigel. Think a Baqto with a powered-up tail cannon. http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/Abigel
>>24981467It's pretty much built for the crusader. Besides, this puppy has plenty of speed, just shit mobility. We are going to have to shred a direct path through the enemy to get there and the king arthur is what we need for that. When we face her however, we may need to ditch it and be ready for whatever trap she has for us. Besides, softening the enemy as we approach is just as important as getting there. We won't be able to support the front lines while facing the Raven.
>>24981586That's actually a relief, I was afraid we were going to face an army of Zehearts with Gen-3 suits.>>24981625Yeah, that's what I was thinking. We need the Arthur to break through to her, but we're dead if we fight her with it, and I'm not sure if we can reequip it quickly after we ditch it.We still should fire away our beam chaff missiles, or those artillery units are going to rip us a new one.
>>24981409Recommend that Allies use the Fa Bose wrecks as shelters from Ambat's beam cannons. Those either need to be picked off by Armstrong's rail cannon or a close-range attack.
>>24981556(This is the apperance of the suit)>>24981529You receive no response, only the silence of the minutes ticking away. >>24981584You notice the ships have been firing missiles at the red units, which are bombarding your ships and suits with artillery like beam blasts that seem to arc. However when the missiles get to close, their shot down be a large, very visible scatter beam blast. Seems the suits have been tuned for defense and 'Anti-Air' so to speak.The ships deploy Anti-Beam Chaff around the cannons, but are quickly running out of it. >>24981477> "Sorry guys, I have a social call to make, can't keep a lady waiting. I'll keep the Raven from hitting us. Pirates, could you try to open a hole on the east side with some missiles? I'll deal with the rest.""Roger that!" One of the ships operators responds as you dart off towards the maintenance hanger. With only 8 minutes to spare, you barrel through the enemy swarm, firing off as many missiles as you can, laying down fire with your DODS Gatling in one hand, DODS Shotgun in the other and and firing the Mega Beam Launcher and Microwave cannon. You punch through the wave, but you take a tremendous amount of beam fire and have to disconnect your EM Field drive in the middle of the swarm as it overheats and explodes. The explosion covers your escape and your soon out of visual range of the vagan MS.On approach to the maintenance hanger you find that it's very small, cramped and dark. It's totally unlit and heavy metal powders have been spread into the air, ether by your attacks or by Raven to fuck with your Gundam's sensors. How do you proceed Jake? The Arthur is too big to fit inside the maintenance hanger.
>>24981845Question: Do we have the Chimera at the moment?
>>24981845Detach from the Arthur. Retrieve the Excalibuster, shield, and EM Ballista from the weapon containers. Attach the Ballista to the tail mounting. Take a few extra magazines for the ballista attached to our waist hardpoints. Fire a slow-burn flare into the hanger to illuminate it. Then, finally, enter.
>>24981845Disconnect. The Chimera's maneuverability will serve Jake better in this arena. Send the Arthur past the entrance as a decoy, if possible. I don't think Rysis will use a sneak attack, but better to be wary...
>>24981845Send out a message how you don't want to fight her, but prepare the Excalibuster and the shield. Also, equip goo grenades that we'll launch if she decides to charge at us.If we must ditch the Arthur, better inform Flit about it - I guess his Gundam can use it as well.>>24981876Yep.
>>24981845http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwwY9y6O3hw"Raaaaaaaven, come out and plaaaaaay. I came all this way for our little date and you're standing me up, not very ladylike are you?Seriously, what's the point of this?"I don't like the look of the heavy metals, there any way we can clear them out before we disengage the King Arthur and head on in?
>>24981845AP rounds from the Armstrong should be fast and dense enough to punch through scattering beam cannons. And since they don't emit energy like missiles, they'd be harder for sensors to notice.
I assume mental deterioration combined with an obsession with defeating the Gundam resulted in her current state. I don't think we'll be able to reason with her.
>>24981965Not likely. She prefers to fight on her own terms - I guess we could flush her out with some grenades, though.Also, don't tease a psychopath. Better to ask her why she's joined a genocide against the very colonies she fought to protect.
>>24982010But it's so much fun to tease psychos.
>>24982045I swear, if she turns out like Kodachi Kuno or worse, Gasai Yuno, I'm blaming YOU!
>>24982069Well, we need someone to stick around and be Haman to our 2nd/3rd gen protagonists.
>>24981845In the end, this is a one on one fight.. hopefully. She likely has biggs and wedge with her, but any outside help will make this go for nothing. Ditch the Arthur, ready the chimera, grab our sword and ballista and be ready to fight our rival.
>>24981876(You put on the Chimera wear before putting on the Arthur. Yes)>>24981930The King Arthur is only compatible with the Crusader.>>24981904>>24981930Fixing Arthur to the side of Ambat, you disconnect and slide out of the Arthur, opening it's containers and retrieve the Excalibuster, shield, and EM Ballista from the weapon containers. Ploping the Ballista into your tail you put some various ammo on your Gundam's hip hardpoints and equip the Arthurian Shield and ExcalibusterYou toss a spare ammo clip across the opening of the maintenance hanger to make sure there wasn't a surprise waiting for you. It passes by unharmed and enter.The heavy metals are everywhere, not obviously spread through the maintenance hanger and probably the long corridor behind it. Floating into the hanger, you notice it's empty."I see you've arrived little boy. Don't expect much conversation out of me. Find me and then we'll talk" Raven says, ending with a laugh that cuts out along with the signal. You see that the corridor up ahead splits. Your sensors are heavily dampened and the spaces are very enclosed, offering little mobility.What will you do?
>>24982069> Gasai YunoOh, fuck. Imagine if she and Arthur had a thing. And Jake looks just like Arthur.
>>24982126She seems to like the dramatic, so head to the center for the showdown at the reactor.
>>24982126Fuck enclosed spaces, we've got a giant fucking vibrosword why should we care about the space she's provided for us. Start chopping holes through everything, removing walls, pick a direction and casually head that way regardless of any walls or obstacles in the way.
>>24982126Pick up that spare ammo clip first. And some debris we're going to throw around to check for traps.
>>24982126If only we were an X-Rounder and had extrasensory perception. Oh well. Complete random chance, let's head left. Be careful going around corners, and keep scanning for heat sources. Even if we've got reduced sensor range, it might give us a bit of a warning about weapons fire or explosive traps.
>>24982190Actually, we've got a Muramasa Blaster expy with us. Though, I think it can also double as a vibroblade. I don't remember.
>>24982126Grab that magazine Jake tossed. We may end up needing it. Does Jake have any idea which path leads where? Might want to check the Sentinel System, too. If the Vagan didn't do too much remodeling, Jake might find something useful...
>>24982190I like you. Your ideas intrigue me. Let's do it.
>>24982216It's a giant choppy sword with beam emitters and I doubt we took out any of it's vibrating or other choppy abilities, it'll probably go through the walls no problem.
>>24982190...why don't we head out for the Arthur and fire one of his megabeams? Or cut through the walls so all that metal flies out?
>>24982280She has the drives we need. Pissing her off will end badly.
>>24982163It ends up with Jake and Rysis double-teaming that Vagan asshat in the Defurse for trying to cut in on their dance.
>>24982314that and she seems like the sort to use the drives as a shield. Hit the wrong spot and we accidentally the drives,
>>24982314Agreed. We need to play her game... for now.Grab that clip, prepare the shield and Excalibuster, check every corner and head deeper into the base.>>24982335Most likely.
>>24982232You grab the magazine and put it back on our Gundam's hip before trying to remember the old layout of the base. Frankly you have no damn idea, Ambat was a confusing mess to begin with, you don't want to think of the changes Vagan occupation brought.Still you check the SENTINEL system and find nothing, disappointing...>>24982190You decide fuck left or right, you'll go down the middle till you find something. You walk forward, Excalibuster at the ready, when two shadows come at you from the sides, your motion sensors only now responding.(Roll 1d100 vs Piloting. 70 or below will succeed. 100 is a critical failure and 1 is a critical success, Only the first five rolls will be counted)
Rolled 15>>24982553Boost backwards, chop both of them in half.
Rolled 82>>24982553Damned Raven.
Rolled 5>>24982553Rollin'. Did you add MID's +5 bonus to our piloting skill?
Rolled 69>>24982553Time to get decapitated.
>>24982553looks like we made it. Still, makes sense that she's going to try and wear us down. We were told to bring no one, not that she would be on her own. Still, boy is this going to be troublesome. No idea how many there are until we face her.
>>24982572(MIDS bonus only applies to aiming checks)>>24982562>>24982568>>24982572>>24982588>15, 5, 69, 2>82, You fly backwards, ignite the beam emitters on the Excalibusters and swing. Flying through your blade, two Zedas are split in half and their halves are sent skidding down each corridor before exploding. You take a moment to breath, glad you caught them before they could get you. Now what's your plan Jake? Cut your own path or stick to the designated pathes?
>>24982718Stick to the path.
>>24982718The only way forward is through. Chop those walls.
>>24982718Cut our own path, there's likely lots of ambushes along the paths they made, we're likely to fuck with their ambushes by doing it our way.
>>24982718We're Jake fucking Crocker, of course we forge our own path. If this bitch thinks that we are playing by her rules she has another thing coming, go straight foreword cutting through the walls.
>>24982718Somehow I doubt Rysis planned it this way. She seems more the dramatic, face-to-face showdown kind of lady. Time to carve out a new path!
>>24982718Somebody fetch us a drill, we're breaking through.
>>24982718We cut our own path, she followed her wrath, but maybe we're both the same.We cut and take.
How about we go back outside, fire up the Arthur, and beam tackle to the center?
>>24982838With what? It's the Titus Cowl that has beam tackling.
>>24982852Damn. I got them mixed up.
>>24982838??? Arthur can't learn Beam Tackle. Titus Cowl is for beam tackles and it's been melted. Beam emitters only work for a few seconds like that, anyways. Need better reactors before beam emitters can be used for extended periods.
>>24982884that and the thing is too big to properly fit. That will not only bite into our speed, but make moving around hell. Considering she's set up traps and soldiers, that would be bad.
>>24982765>>24982738>>24982734You begin to cut through the wall with your Excalibuster, however you find only solid rock behind that. You continue cutting and slashing and shooting for what seems like ten minutes and you have the start of a good tunnel. However beam blasts behind you alert you to the presence of more Zedas, three on each end of the hall and moving towards you with intent to kill. How did they know where you were? There sensors should be just as messed up as you are. Plus Vagan can't have that many X-Rounders, unless...all the Zedas were being controlled by a single person. Desil said he could control other X-Rounder mobile suits...What will you do Jake?(Fuck another thunder storm. Come on powergrid! Don't fail me now!)
>>24982884Someday we'll have beam shields, though. At the very least they're available by the time of the AGE-FX and its FX Burst. It's functionally the same, anyway.
>>24982943Grenades grenades down both sides
>>24982943Collapse the tunnel behind you and cut faster.
>>24982943Wait for a tiny bit and then toss a pile of grenades in both directions. We'll follow them up with Ballista fire.
>>24982943Fall back, and shoot grenades at both groups.
>>24982943Throw a spare grenade underhand so that it drifts to the entrance of our little tunnel at the same time the Zedas' get there. Then detonate it with a DODS vulcan shot so that it takes them all out at once.
>>24982944If we get lucky with the data-miner here, we could at least have shield-mounted I-Fields after Jake finishes here.>>24982943Blitz down one of the halls and crush the bastards. I'm not certain Jake has time to cut the path any further. Might have to play her game for a bit.
>>24982943I think we should follow the set paths its fast then just cutting through
>>24983041>>24983038Agreed. Besides, if she send 6 suits after us, it means that she doesn't like what we're doing. These might as well be the rest of her forces.
>>24983038Wait a second, I've got a better idea. Pop out into the hall. Target one group with Crusader's hand weapons and fire the grenade launcher in the Ballista at the other group. MID and MaG help with aim.
>>24983038>>24983041Turning round you bolt out of your tunnel, firing three HE grenades down the hall from your ballista, destroying or just disabling the three Zedas down. You spin around and blitz down the hall, flailing the Excalibuster wildly. Due to the closer spaces they can't avoid you, besides their movements seem very delayed and robotic.You finish them and are left in the empty hallway once again. What will you do Jake? Follow the paths or continue cutting a tunnel?
>>24983176Follow the tunnels. We wasted too much time and ammo already.
>>24983176Might be better to just fight our way through the paths. There's a war going on, ya know? Jake needs to get this shit done and over with.
>>24983176Sounds to me like she's controlling the Zedas with her cybernetics, not an X-Rounder interface. It would explain the delay, if she has to get the signal through all this heavy metal fog. Let's just follow down the hallway to the left. The tunnel isn't really getting us anywhere. If she questions why we were wasting our time with it, save face by claiming that it was just to confuse her and draw her out.
>>24983254Yeah. You weren't expecting that, weren't you?Also, make a mental note to make a goddamn drill for the Gundam. Preferably mounted on your fist.
>>24983295No, I wasn't expecting her to be an X-Rounder. Rather I was expecting her to have a X-Rounder helping her.
>>24983295Utilizing the data gathered from the DODS weaponry we may be able to develop a beam drill for the arm.
>>24983326Nah, beam lance with built-in beam gatling like the Crossbone Vanguard.
>>24983336I'd like something like the beam scraper from the Gurdolin. Beam drill, beam shield and giant DODS cannon all in one. The projectiles fire pretty slow, though, so it's not the best ranged weapon against fast enemies. Would be killer against ships or mobile armor, though.
(Storm is back and worse then before. Might lose power again. COME ON POWER. BELIEVE IN THE ME THAT BELIEVES IN THE YOU)>>24983197>>24983215Disappointed that you couldn't make your own path, you make a note to make a beam drill for situations like this and begin to follow the paths. You wander around for a good 10 minutes, trying to be cautious but not finding a damn thing. Eventually as you proceed north you run into two more of the awkwardly moving Zedas who fire on you from two different directions. (Roll 1d100 vs Piloting Skill. 70 or below will succeed. 100 is a critical failure. 1 is a critical sucess. Only first five rolls will be made)
Rolled 45>>24983371This is getting real old lady.
Rolled 100>>24983371Luckily, we can aim in multiple directions with the Excalibuster and tail ballista.
Rolled 60>>24983406YOU FUCKED EVERYTHIG!
>>24983406Oh god, I'm so sorry. Please forgive me, tg!
Rolled 100>>24983406God damn it...dead end, man, dead end.
>>24983420>>24983406... you're fucking kidding me. For fuck's sake.
>>24983371Crosswire, isn't our piloting 40% with a +40 from Ma G? Or was it just a -10 difficulty penalty?
>>24983420Says the pot to the kettle.
>>24983406>>24983420Oh come on.
>>24983406>>24983420What the HELL!?!?! Nice Boat Ending...
>>24983420>>24983406Looks like we're dying to ULTRA MOOKS!
>>24983420Here ends the tale of Jake.He died like a bitch.
>>24983443hopefully we just lose an arm at most
Rolled 14>>24983443Well, there goes the ass-gun.
>>24983434Oh, yeah your right.>>24983406>100The two Zedas manage to catch you off guard, the first blows your shield to bits with it's torso mounted beam cannon and the other blows your EM Ballista to bits with it's vulcans.They charge in and manage to keep you occupied for 5 minutes before you chop the fuckers to bits, losing precious time and resources to them.You hear Raven laugh over the comms. "Location detected." Ma G Announces."Fuck yes" You smile. Who said fucking up was always bad?What do you do now Jake?
>>24983420>>24983406Maybe we tripped and they shot each other.
>>24983496"MaG, where is she, and how do I get there?"
>>24983496(Wow, really bad outside. Lost internet connection for a minute and now we not a nation Severe Thunderstorm warning)
>>24983496Lets get this bitch! I'm sick of these motherfucking Mobile Dolls, in this motherfucking fortress!!!
>>24983496it's time to excalibuster her location!
>>24983496Put another weapon on the tail and move on.
>>24983496Fuck, fuckity fuck fuck fuck fuck, no EM Ballista means no Net Bolts, means we're at a major disadvantage now. "Ma G, put her location on the map."
>>24983496We follow her. If she's behind any relatively thin bulkheads we try the hole cutting trick again. Because damn it, we WILL have a dramatic entrance.
>>24983522Hey, man, if it really gets bad, better archive this thing and we can continue tomorrow.
>>24983619It's calming down it's fine. >>24983521You make your way to her location after going back to the Arthur and slapping the DOS Shotgun into your tail and putting the DOS Rifle on your back you. Excalibuster in hand you enter a large, pitch black room."So, you made it. Finally. I was wondering how many I'd have to send before you showed up. I'll send you the data for making it this far and being stupid enough to come alone. Now all you have to do is survive"The lights come on, revealing the Black Raven and 5 Zedas lined up along each wall. What do you do Jake? Let her talk or attack?
>>24983663Chat her up while readying the thrusters.
>>24983663I take it the ten Zedas are there to stop us from cheating.
>>24983663Roar like the man you are, Rush her with the Excalibuster and cleave evil
>>24983663What if we challenge Rysis to a fistfight instead?
>>24983663"You promised we would talk if I make it this far.""You're THE Black Raven, right?""Hero of the colonies, famous rebel, thorn in the side of the Federation? You fought for the independence of all the colonies and against the corruption of the Federation during the Colony wars?""So, my question is, why do you fight for the side preforming genocide on innocent people? The same people you fought for?"
>>24983663Talk"So you finally want to dance, eh? May I know my partner's name? If you don't already know, I'm Jake Crocker, a colonist who was shanghaied into this mess by the Fedration. Apparently, jacking an ancient MS to protect my home is illegal. Who knew? So, what's the point of this? Sargent's been dead for a century now, the Vagan are just as bad as the Federation, and the colonies are caught in the middle. Why join up with those genocidal asshats?"
>>24983663"I appreciate the courtesy. Now, what's this about? I know you fought against the Gundam during the Colony Wars, but that's no reason to hold a grudge against the machine itself. What reason do you have that's so worthwhile that you'd ally with the people killing the descendants of those you fought for in the wars? What did Arthur do to you that you're willing to do this?"
>>24983663Chat with her. "You said we could talk if I got here.Would you mind answering a few questions I have? Why are you doing this? Everyone you have a grudge against is gone, you're working for the fucking Vagan now, you are working with the mustache twirliest villains this side of tying young girls to train tracks. Why? What do you actually want?Revenge on Arthur, your opponent? He's dead, has been for over a hundred years. Revenge on the Gundam? It's a hunk of metal and honestly given how much I've modified and repaired it most of its original parts are slag or trash.Is there a point to what you're doing?"
>>24983786Somehow I get the horrible feeling that she's not doing this because of the past, but because she has something against us specifically. She managed to put the dots together from the after-action reports on their attempt to use Mellis as a weapon, and realized what we care about. And MID said he was reminded of Arthur when he saw us. We're not like,Arthur's great-grandson are we? Hell, maybe we're her great-grandson. Maybe she just wants to test our mettle to see if we inherited any of her spirit of rebellion.
>>24983876We're both hers and Arthur's grandson.
>>24983876Spirit of Rebellion? Oh yeah, got plenty of that!
>>24983920Yeah, that's what I was getting at. Maybe she and Arthur were the whole "star-crossed enemy lovers" thing. They were torn apart by their respective allegiances, and found themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield. And now she wants to see which ancestor we take after.Or at least, that would make for fun drama.In that line of thought, ten bucks says that when T Touchdown is finally revived, he initially mistakes us for Arthur.
>>24983745>"You promised we would talk if I make it this far.""Ugh, fine if you want to run your mouth before I kill you then fine. Go right ahead" Rysis says with a groan>"You're THE Black Raven, right?""Yes, congratulations your not a complete idiot" >"Hero of the colonies, famous rebel, thorn in the side of the Federation? You fought for the independence of all the colonies and against the corruption of the Federation during the Colony wars?""Hero? Not a chance. Famous? Kind of, more like Infamous. Thorn in the side of the Federation? Absolutely. I fought for the colonies to free them, yes">"So, my question is, why do you fight for the side preforming genocide on innocent people? The same people you fought for?""Because they gave up, they bowed to the Federation and stopped fighting. I fought for the people because they swore to fight the Federation to the death. I was lied too. So I'm siding with the people who are still fighting, or started fighting. Regardless, I like them. I like them A LOT">>24983763>"So you finally want to dance, eh? May I know my partner's name? If you don't already know, I'm Jake...""Jake Crocker. Born in the Zarth Colony, mother is a school teacher, father is a famous ace for the Federation. Your best friend and possibly GIRLFRIEND is Mellis, the little girl with broken implants in her head. Her anguish has allowed me to upgrade myself. Nice to be able to control mobile suits with my thoughts">>24983786>Why are you doing this? Everyone you have a grudge against is gone, you're working for the fucking Vagan now, you are working with the mustache twirliest villains this side of tying young girls to train tracks. Why? What do you actually want?"I want you dead Jake. I want you to suffer until you want to DIE. You pushed me to the breaking point and NO ONE DOES THAT TO ME AND LIVES. Only one man did that...and he was special to me. He was the exception. Your the mistake!" The Raven's mono-eye flashes menacingly.
>>24984017Well, looks like negotiations failed. It's choppa time! Jake probably can't kill her, but he can certainly try.
>>24984017"You're going to take revenge just because I got lucky in one firefight? Christ. Hey, MID, do you remember if Arthur ever said anything about this lady? Something tells me she would have made a pretty big impression, if she's still totally tsundere over him after a hundred and sixteen years."
>>24984017"Lady, I seriously just met you a week ago, and our interaction was kinda brief, you ripped my head off, I broke your wing, honestly we came out pretty even there. I would hardly consider that your breaking point. I'm willing to forgive and forget if you are. And I'm sorry I'm not your special someone, I'm guessing it was Arthur, he sounds like a nice guy. I can't be Arthur, but I can tell you he'd be disappointed in you right now. You're not even fighting for yourself anymore, or for freedom, or the colonies. You're fighting because you don't know what else to do, and it's sad.Do you know what's going to happen with the Vagan? You're a smart cookie, you ought to know this already. They're going to go and destroy the Federation, good on them, then they'll kill you, probably using the chunks of metal they shoved into your head, and you know what? They'll be exactly the same as the Federation just with a new haircut and different color scheme. Nothing will change. Can you however take a guess on who is planning on taking the Federation out instead of just replacing them? I'll give you three guesses and the first two don't count. It's the pile of crazy fucking rebels knocking at the door who disobeyed orders in order to deal with the fucking Vagan. If you actually want to fight against the Federation instead of just making a new one let me know."
>>24984017"That was your breaking point? Because I remember you totally kicking ass. Are you sure you weren't just still out of it from coming out of stasis? Come on, be a bit more introspective before you decide to dedicate yourself to a feud."
>>24984148Oohh, I like this...
>>24984148Thirding this.We should probably throw in some "Just who the hell do you think we are?"
>>24984017"Fight the Federation? When the HELL did blowing up colonies count as fighting the Federation!? What the Hell, Raven? The Vagan are just as bad as the fucking Feddies! God, if you really wanted to protect the colonies, then you're on the wrong side here! Fuck, IS there a right side here? Sometimes it seems like Flit and I are the only ones willing to do anything! The Vagan want to slaughter everyone. Most of the Fed forces just want to cover their own asses! God, do I have to restart the fucking Colony Wars to get some peace and security!?""And really, 'breaking point'? I seem to recall you kicking my ass and barely getting away with my ass intact!"
>>24984148>"Lady, I seriously just met you a week ago, and our interaction was kinda brief, you ripped my head off, I broke your wing, honestly we came out pretty even there. I would hardly consider that your breaking point. I'm willing to forgive and forget if you are.""Sorry. This goes beyond that fight. I have other reasons I want to kill you"> And I'm sorry I'm not your special someone, I'm guessing it was Arthur, he sounds like a nice guy. I can't be Arthur, but I can tell you he'd be disappointed in you right now. You're not even fighting for yourself anymore, or for freedom, or the colonies. You're fighting because you don't know what else to do, and it's sad."OK, now I'm going to make sure you don't get back to that girlfriend of yours. You didn't know Arthur, just because he piloted that suit didn't mean he was a knight in shining armor. Why do you think I loved him? He was a bloodthirsty as I was and he NEVER gave up. He refused to stop fighting and the thing is, I didn't kill him. So, how do you think did?">"Do you know what's going to happen with the Vagan? You're a smart cookie, you ought to know this already. They're going to go and destroy the Federation, good on them, then they'll kill you, probably using the chunks of metal they shoved into your head, and you know what? They'll be exactly the same as the Federation just with a new haircut and different color scheme. Nothing will change. Can you however take a guess on who is planning on taking the Federation out instead of just replacing them? I'll give you three guesses and the first two don't count. It's the pile of crazy fucking rebels knocking at the door who disobeyed orders in order to deal with the fucking Vagan. If you actually want to fight against the Federation instead of just making a new one let me know."(cont)
>>24984410"What other reasons could you have for wanting to kill me? Because I'm seriously confused as to how I offended you. As far as I know I never met you before last week. How the hell did I push you to your 'breaking point'?"
>>24984445Probably pissed we messed with her lover's Gundam.
>>24984410" 'Who do you think did?' Let me guess: the fucking Federation, AGAIN. For heavens' sake, re-uniting the colonies and crushing the Federation and Vagan sounds like a better option every day..."
>>24984505"Seriously, I am all for destroying the Federation, lady. I'm only doing this shit because having the Vagans attacking is going to get in the way of my own plans for revolution. I'm sorry I offended you somehow, but I really don't see any reason why we need to kill each other."
>>24984505>" 'Who do you think did?' Let me guess: the fucking Federation, AGAIN. For heavens' sake, re-uniting the colonies and crushing the Federation and Vagan sounds like a better option every day...""Oh I'm not mad that he's dad. I'm fucking happy, even if he was good in the sack. I'm just saying that the Federation killed him for the same reason they were trying to kill me">>24984410"Actually I had a personal talk with the boss of the Vagans. Crazy son of a bitch, mopey, deluded, smart but everything is black and white. See, he's given me a lot of power after he found out who I was. So I don't think I'll be betrayed and even if I am, I don't care. As long as the Federation burns, I'll be happy""Well, I'm getting bored. Time to die" The Zedas's along the wall began to move, charging foward from both sides, as the Raven raised it's buster rifle, charging it to fire.You've been sent the data that could possibly save Mellis. What will you do Jake?
>>24984599Haul ass out of here. We have no obligation to play into her desire for revenge. We have what we need. Let's get back to the main battle. Who cares if she's disappointed in us. Like she said, we're not Arthur.
>>24984599Take down the roof and dodge like you've never dodged before.
>>24984599Leg it. And be the Super Pilot.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKZWIh3lL7Y
Rolled 62>>24984599initiate gun-fu/matrix action."You want to see the Feds burn, why do so when the iron's hot with this battle raging around us, which will definitely reach Federation command and get covered up into nothing, when your revenge is best served cold anyways?"
>>24984599"Well I guess I get to show you how bloodthirsty I am, I tried, I really did.What the fuck did I do to offend you so much?"Dodge to the side, put some Zedases between us and the buster rifle, impale some on our sword and throw their corpses at her. Toss grenades fucking everywhere.>>24984619>>24984635We leave she comes outside and cuts a fucking swath through our forces.
Cut and run. We got what we wanted, no sense on fighting a hopeless fight. Go Jack Sparrow on her, run away to fight another day.
>>24984599Time to fight, eh. Controlling those mobile dolls will slow down her reaction time. Blow a few up, and maybe Jake can use the distraction to close in and wreck that rifle. Hell, toss a goo grenade at her if Jake's got one handy. Issue is though, destroy too many mobile dolls and Raven can focus better. What a pain in the ass.
>>24984657We've been at this for longer than fifteen minutes. We leave and she gets hit by a photon blaster cannon that we call in.
>>24984657Yeah.We order a photon blast at our location.
Eleven vs. one?That's not fair at all.I hate being overestimated.Fight! Once she comes outside, our ships are going to get sunk so we can't escape! FIGHT!
>>24984663Let's wreck that rifle before Raven wrecks Jake's ass. Turning and running when she can blast holes through the fucking walls is a BAD IDEA. Trash the rifle, and her thrusters if we can, THEN bug out.
>>24984653additional comment: "Oh, and I'm sure Mellis would love to meet you, and then knock you around some for making it so difficult to save her."Meta note: Yes, I'm playing the possible lesbian card, which might convert into a protogee/teacher idea if we actually managed to disable her and stuff.
>>24984670>>24984678Or you know, she follows us because she's faster than us, and has more room to play in. We like close quarters in our sword and shield mech with our main ranged weapon gone. We go outside she can kite us all day, inside we can get her into a clinch and bash her into walls.
>>24984694Fair enough. Let's fire off both our chest DODS shotgun and the tail-mounted one. Just spray spiraling plasma bolts everywhere as a distraction while duck around and take her rifle out.
I kinda hope MID plays a recording of Arthur at this moment. You know, "Rysis, if you're hearing this, it probably means that I'm dead."He then confeses that he loved her and wanted to settle down with her, she freezes and lets us go.
>>24984663You pick off the ground as the Zedas crash into one another trying to grab onto you. Raven fires her Buster Rifle, expecting you to have gotten caught by the Zedas. Her blast varporizes the Zedas and cuts a large ass hole in the floor leading to the lower level. You fire your chest mounted and tailmounted DODS Shotgun, managing to hit her buster rifle as she tries to drop down out of the shot. Discarding her rifle it explodes, throwing you back and propelling her into the rooms below. "Damn it, you always go for the gun don't you?" She growls as she drops off radar trying to flee deeper into Ambat to lose you.What now Jake? Follow her and risk running into a trap or let her go and risk having her come back with reinforcements?
>>24984809Chase her. Today she joins Arthur.
Final destination.Continue. It's time for A Bao Qua and Axis style shenanigans.
>>24984809Follow her. It's time for the Death Star II battle near a generator.
>>24984809Bug out for now. It'd be nice to have our own reinforcements. So let's make sure they survive to help us kick Raven's shapely ass! God, how bad are things outside anyways? Jake's been inside for a good 15-20 minutes now. Better get back to the Arthur for a properly dramatic Dynamic Entry into battle. Bonus points if Jake plays Trombe Override over the comms after saving Flit or his Dad with a beam cannon blast.
>>24984809If we got to the entrance could we fire off a transmission with the data files to the Armstrong? If so, that should be our first priority. Even if we die here, Mellis lives.Then, we pursue. Fuck the Black Raven. We're sick of people blaming us for things that we never had any say in. She hates us for not being Arthur or some shit like that? Fine. We're not Arthur. We don't care. We just want her to not interrupt the rest of the battle, and if playing her vengeance games with us keeps her from that, that's fine.
>>24984809CLEAVE AND SMITE! SMITE AND CLEAVE!
Chase after her and go Yachety Sax gundam style.
>>24984809Chase her, if we can get off a transmission by opening a hole in the ceiling or going back to the entrance quickly send off the data first.
>>24984905Yeah. We should probably sent the data needed to save Mellis first, and then chase after this bitch.
>>24984829>>24984832>>24984863>>24984905>>24984912>>24984915>>24984936>>24984983No-one else wants to get back to the main mission? All right. I blame you all if a named character dies because we didn't go back outside...then again, leaving Raven could get someone killed. Grr.
>>24985003It's either we follow her and stop her for good, or she follows us and kills everyone in the open.If she turns into that jet thing, no way in hell are we going to match her.
>>24985003Leaving Raven means that she ganks us on the battlefield. I wouldn't put it past her to sink the Diva or the Armstrong with another buster rifle.
>>24985003Exactly. We are preventing main character death. Keeping an ace out of the way is the best thing we can do right now. And we do want to get a situation update. We just want to go back after her, afterwards.
>>24985071Hmm, let's at least get a situation update before charging back into Ambat. How's the main battle going? Good, bad? Is the invasion force already inside? Need information!!!
>>24984983>>24984905You rush back to the entrance and begin transmitting the data back to the ship, calling Dorthy for a situation update."Things are pretty rough! We're dealing with a lot of forces now that the Diva and Armstrong are docked. There are these hug things walking around inside Ambat! One blew a hole in the side of the Diva, thankfully it wasn't a critical system." Dorthy explains, out of breath."Everyone OK? Where is Dad?" You ask."He went chasing off after the big Mobile Armor. He's been gone for a while, everyone else on the Diva and Armstrong are OK.""Thanks Dorthy." "Shit reports just came in. Your dad is in the hanger and in a lot of trouble, Hogan and Blackmarsh are pinned down in the command center with the data-miner and there reports that mobile suits are on their way to the hanger to attack the Diva!"You are now at a Crossroads. You can go to the reactor, the hanger where the Diva and Armstrong are or you can go to the Command Center. You don't know where Rysis went, but she probably hasn't given up on you yet. What will you do Jake? You can probably help everyone, but you have to act now.
>>24985238(Sorry, your Dad is at the Reactor)
>>24985238Let's go to dad first. And from there, work our way towards the docks.
>>24985238Shit. This is why I said to dick with the pirate ships, not the flagships. Oh well. Fuck, okay, let's go to the Diva. Take out the mobile suits, then get over to the command center. Then head to the reactor and hope Dad isn't dead yet.Where's Flit in all this? He dealing with Defurses like in canon?
>>24985238Hmm, this is a mess. Clear the hangar first. That can free up forces to reinforce the others. From there, fight our way to the Command Center. If Flit's around, send him towards the reactor. His X-Rounder abilities and engineering knowledge could be handy against a Mobile Armor. We don't have a map of Ambat, so we might as well fight our way through the same path Jake's people did. Clear an area, then bring some of the Allies in the area to clear the next. Any other ideas, people?
>>24985353Dad most likely met the Black Raven. We need to get to him first.We can break through to the Diva after that - Flit and Woolf can probably hold off whatever is thrown at them.
>>24985375Don't we have to go through the hangar to get to the reactor? Might as well trash the Vagan heading through towards the Diva and assaulting the control center on the way.
>>24985460I doubt it. They only went through the hangar because it was the only place where they could land.We are already inside the base, we only need to push deeper, and we'll get there first.I guess we could send Flit and Woolf forward to the reactor, followed by team Armstrong.Team Armstrong is to alleviate the pirates, while team Diva pushes towards the reactor.Once dad is rescued, we fall back to the hangar.
>>24985514No map of Ambat though. Remember the mess Jake had finding Rysis? If we have a map, then I'd go for the reactor and fight our way out. If Jake doesn't have a map, then we gotta go through the hangar. Jake doesn't need to trash every MS he comes across. Just thin the herd out to ease the burden on the defenders.
>>24985568Fuck. Jack is toast, isn't he?How about this:We should get the Arthur and group with Flit. His X-Rounder powers would let us see where to go.Jake and Flit go save Jack, while the rest splits into two teams - one goes in to save the pirates, the other stays behind to protect the docks.
>>24985620Depends. If Dorthy has a map of Ambat, then we could go for the reactor and then catch the forces bogging down the pirates in a flank attack. If we don't have a map, then Jake's either gotta take the long way (hangar, C&C, reactor) or get damn lucky navigating. Anything from the Sentinel System? We sure could use a road map, here!
(Can I ask you guys a quick question? Are the battles in this Quest good so far? I don't consider myself very good at writing them so that's why I'd like to ask you guys)>>24985264>>24985375>>24985568You do have a map of Ambat it's just very, very old *And I'm too pressed on time to draw one out* Remember that Ambat was made by the Federation a loooong time ago so it's not completely different just a lot of parts are... Going through the hole in the floor to the lower level you make your way to the reactor, or where it used too/is supposed to be. Thankfully you manage to find it without too much trouble, most of the Vagans appear to be outside, for better or for worse. You arrive at the reactor to see a massive mobile armor with long ass legs crushing the lower part of your Dad's mobile suit, with him stabbing his Beam Sabers into it's foot to try and get it off. The Black Raven takes his fallen DODS Rifle off the floor and fires behind you. She hits a control panel and seals the blast doors."And exposed reactor? Are you kidding me?" You groan, wishing you were outside fighting people who weren't fucking insane."I got your Dad kid. I'd shoot him right now, but I don't want to spoil the fun of what we have going. Shouldn't piss off the person who's beaten me once already, I wanna see what you can do" "Jake. A virus has been detected trying to invade my system from the Black Raven. I should be able to fight it off but I'll need my full processing power so I won't be able to help you" Ma G explains. “Seriously, what the fuck is your problem lady? What did I ever do to you!?!” You yell.“Is it so hard to realize that I just don’t like the fact you beat me and that you remind me too much of Arthur? I DON’T LIKE THE IDEA OF FUCKING A 15 YEAR OLD BOY THANK YOU VERY MUCH!” Rysis yells and lets loose with a few shots from the DODS Rifle she stole off your Dad, the Mobile Armor firing off a scatter shot blast at you.(Cont)
>>24985709(Roll 1d100 vs Pilot Skill. 40 or below will succeed. 1 is a critical success, 100 is a critical failure. I'll be accepting the first 6 rolls on this one)
Rolled 49>>24985709Fuck.See if we can evade so that the MA and Raven hit each other.
Rolled 70>>24985709"Jesus, lady, why is that where your mind goes?!"
Rolled 47>>24985723Here goes nothing
Rolled 17>>24985723"I didn't beat you, we tied at best. And you have 100 years on me, at least wait until I'm 20 before you start hitting on me."
Rolled 84>>24985723I find the combat interesting, and as this thread demonstrated the rolling aspect of it allows for much despair and joy. Tell her that she can't stop the love.
Rolled 10>>24985709Oh for fucks sakes...Shota-con Raven.
>>24985709Yeah, the combat's been fun. It's got sufficient drama, and we've got plenty of tacticool going on. Don't sweat the details.
>>24985755Mostly despair, because /tg/ dice are dicks.But the combat has been fun.
>>24985709"You don't have to fuck everyone who puts up a decent fight. That's neither how sex or fighting works.Seriously, wait five years, get back to me on that."
>>24985852"Maybe I could talk Melis into joining."
>>24985852Or she just switches bodies.
>>24985794Alright, thanks. Sometimes I tend to see a problem where there is none. >>24985738>>24985741>>24985748>>24985749>>24985755>10, 17>84, 47, 70, 49>""Jesus, lady, why is that where your mind goes?! You don't have to fuck everyone who puts up a decent fight. That's neither how sex or fighting works. Seriously, wait five years, get back to me on that." You say cheekily You fly upwards attempting to dodge and manage to avoid the scattering beam cannon, only to get your left arm blown off by the Revan. You fire your DODS Shotguns and spray your remaining beam vulcan, forcing Raven to evade allowing you just enough time to fly forward and tackle the mobile armor backwards onto the reactor, freeing your Dad."Thanks son, I'm glad to see you. My mobility is shot with my suits leg's crushed like this, but I can still move around and fight, I got plenty of tricks in my shield..."Dad's mobility is shit and your in very fight quarters with a deadly ace, a stupidly exposed reactor and a massive ass mobile armor. What now Jake?
>>24985889Hug that leg, and fondle it while dragging it to the reactor. Use Jack's thrusters as well. Basically group huddle around the leg.
>>24985889The Raven is faster than us, but there isn't a single MS that's tougher and better in melee than us.So charge the bitch, make use of the tight quarters, bash her into a wall, sword her, pin her to the floor or wall, and ground pound the shit out of her.No technical expertise, no grace, just raw brutal smashing her in the face.
>>24985889Beam Shoryuken the Defurse's tail-gun/dick. Do that and it loses pretty much all of its ability to defend against non-frontal attack.
>>24985930True. Jake is pretty good when he's just bashing things to death. Hell, pull an Amada and use our damaged arm as a club if we need to.
>>24985889We just knocked a MA onto an exposed reactor. Depending how Crosswire handles that, the Defurse could be a non-factor. Put the Excalibuster through the Defurse's main gun while the pilot's disoriented. Then we deal with Rysis. I hate to risk Jack, but his bag of tricks could be what Jake needs to take Rysis out. Do we have any grenades left?
>>24985965We have a sword, using our arm as a club would be silly. Though we might have to use the sword to chop up the MA before we charge the bitch. Might have to throw it and then use our arm as a club.
>>24985991I assumed from the detail that we were using the hand-mounted beam vulcan that we lost the sword when our arm got blown off.
>>24985991We can cut the leg and use it as a large club.
>>24985968Your grenades are spent I'm afraid, your Dad on the other hand...Rysis charges him, deciding to cripple him and dispose of him so she can fight you. However throws his shield an pulls the same shit he did on you. A volley of 'trick' grenades splatter Rysis's suit, covering it in goo, Anti-Beam chaff and several nets. She crashes to the ground and skids as you fly up and plunge the Defurse through it's main gun...and into the reactor behind it."WARNING: Critical reactor melt down in several minutes" Ma G informs you as coolant begins to spray out of the reactor."WHO THE FUCK DESIGNS A REACTOR LIKE THIS!" You scream(And this is where we will be ending things for tonight. Tomorrow we finish this! Check my twitter in case I get sucked into another tornado. So, how was this part?)
>>24986067Hey, perfect chance to ground pound the living fuck out of Rysis. Good thread, very combaty, that damn Nat 100.
>>24986067That was damned fun. Now its time for a Death Star Run! I hoped it would end with a Death Star Run. See ya tomorrow, Crosswire.
>>24986067It was pretty awesome. Jack is badass as always.
>>24986067I'm liking the twists that you're pulling, and I look forward to how we're escaping this place.
>>24986067Quite nice. It leaves me wanting more, so it's clearly doing something right. Probably the issue of Rysis. She's so delightfully crazy that I can't help but want to learn more. Seriously, lady, you will provide us with character details before this fight is over! There's something you're not telling us. At the very least, you better survive to the second generation for our kid to learn more about you.
>>24986146>>24986154>>24986128>>24986155http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24976729/Great to hear! I achieved so no worries. See you tommorow!
So... Are we saving Rysis?
>>24986297Meh, why the heck not.
>>24986421because she's a crazy psychopath who will happily stab us in the back the moment we showed mercy to her? Also she will probably escape somehow. Crazy psychobitches never stay dead. Probably will end up an AI or something.
>>24987805She's gonna be a rival. Not necessarily a friend.
Well, looks like Jake's gonna become a nuclear engineer and fix that reactor