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Alright! More VALKYRIAN MERCS QUEST!

Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Quest
Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/ntWhpzAW

Don't know what Valkyria Chronicles is? Check it out here! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyria_Chronicles

You 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 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, which you repaired and rechristened the Vergeltung.

After rooting out several Imp spy rings and fighting off an Imperial amphibious invasion by defeating their leader, Belkan Knight Sir Fleisher, you've decided that it's now time to move on to greener (or at least more profitable) pastures. You and the Demons left Albion for the besieged nation of Ustio, with new gear and squad members in tow.

Your first mission went well enough, routing a platoon of Imperial soldiers threatening the city of Valais' supply lines. Then you destroyed an Imperial superheavy artillery battery, taking pressure off the city's beleaguered defenders and giving them a chance to counterattack. You also took care of a personal mission for Qyburn, and in return, he's given you a new and powerful (if only experimental) weapon!

Now, you're left to decide what to do with a prisoner you've taken on your most recent mission.

(cont)
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Hey hey, right in the nick of time.
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I vote we use the extra credits to buy night vision gear.
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Well, I think we should talk to her first...
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>>25330079
After some much needed rest, the first thing you do in the morning is to head for the base lockup while Sam goes off to submit your report to Freyburg.

While the Federation does have a rather sizable bounty on Elsa Konig, the prisoner you captured on yesterday's mission, you're not too sure whether you want to hand her over to Freyberg just yet. After all, she's a pretty high ranking Imperial Ace, and it's a rare opportunity to capture one alive.

You enter the lockup and walk past the Ustian guards posted there, returning their salutes. You walk down to Elsa's cell, where Tarin and Isolde are standing guard. You also see Elizabeth present, as expected.

"Ah, Captain, you're finally here!" Elizabeth salutes. "We're just wondering what you plan on doing with Elsa here."

>Let's hand her over to Freyberg for the bounty.
>Let's see if she has any useful intel.
>Other
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>>25330205
>>Let's see if she has any useful intel.
hey, first come first serve
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>>25330205
>>Let's see if she has any useful intel.

Personal vendetta, ho!
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>>25330205
>Let's see if she has any useful intel.

Let's get some info on their tactics.
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>>25330205
>Let's see if she has any useful intel.

Gotta get dat intel.
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>>25330205
>Let's see if she has any useful intel
and turn her in immediately afterwards
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>>25330205
Must have juicy Intel.
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>>25330205
>>Let's see if she has any useful intel.
This first, we can hand her over later.
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>>25330205
Intel all the way.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMBE4Swd-oc
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Interrogation time!
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>>25330205
>Let's see if she has any useful intel.
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>>25330205

Give her the D
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>>25330205
>Intel
Ask her if there are any Belkan knights in the area.
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>>25330487
what's 'the D'?
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>>25330205
>Let's see if she has any useful intel.
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>>25330505
Dialogue.
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>>25330505

look it up brey
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>>25330505
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>>25330505

Simultaneously this doubles as a reaction image and an answer.
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>>25330079
Aww yus lets do this

Let's see if she's got any intel, even if she's not likely to part with it.
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>>25330505
The dick.
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>>25330205
"Let's ask her a few questions. No harm in that, right?" You say.

"Absolutely." Elizabeth nods. She's done this song and dance number before.

You look inside the cell, and see Elsa glumly sitting on her cot like a bored child. She got some medical attention last night for her injuries, so her right shoulder is in a sling and her cheek is slightly bruised from the blow she took from Tarin.

"Ah, the infamous Captain Jager Sturmfuhrer." Elsa says, her speech a bit slurred, her eyes unfocused. Obviously under the effects of some kind of painkiller. "And what would a humble soldier like me have done to earn your attention?"

>What do you want to ask?
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>>25330655
"I have come to fill your every hole with my seed. You can either give it willingly, or I can take it."
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>>25330655
"Just some harmless questions."

>>25330691
I know this is a joke/troll. But still, hell no.
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>>25330655
>"Shot me twice in the chest, that's what."
>"Now, I'm sure you're wondering what's going to happen to you now. I know I am. So I wanted to get your opinion on the matter."
>"So, then. What do you think is going to happen to you now, hmm?"
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>>25330655
"Let's just cut to the chase. You have information about the imperials tactics, and I am going to get that information. Whether you are still in good health at the end is entirely up to you."

The army shouldn't have reasons to torture her if we get the info from her beforehand.
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>>25330655
>"Shot me twice in the chest, that's what."

One thing we might ask, is about any Belkan Knights.
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>>25330655
"Well, you shot me twice, so that pretty much caught my attention."
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>>25330655

"You killed 40 men, and tried to make me your 41st."
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>>25330655
>what would a humble soldier like me have done to earn your attention?

"Well you managed to shoot me, twice. Credit where credit is due, that was impressive."

Ask about troop dispositions, if there is a Belkan Knight active on this front, you know the drill.

>>25330691
Rance plz, plz Rance no srsly.
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>>25330655

Ask her if she likes it rough or gentle.
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>>25330737
We have no IC reason to do so.
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>>25330803

We're looking for a decent sparring partner.
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>>25330713
Second
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remember fear does NOTHING
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>>25330655

"Just want to see how you are doing after that scare last time." Then ask simple harmless questions about her life and the like. Offer to get her some good food if she wants it.

We can then if we see her start to trust us a bit start asking deeper questions.
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>>25330800
Second.
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>>25330818

Also Isolde needs someone to beat in an honorable duel to reclaim her honor.
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>>25330713
Supporting this.
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>>25330655
"Well for starters you shot be twice. Needless to say, I'm not too happy about it. As for now, I'm just curious about the conflict from the eyes of the Imperials."
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>>25330713

Works for me.
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>>25330803
We're always looking for any connections to Belka or Karla.
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>>25330713
What the hell, let's do it.
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>>25330713

You know what? Considering that I'm not impressed with the other choices here, I'll go with this.
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>>25330713
this works
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Remind her that if we had handed her over to the ustians for a cool 8 grand, the best she could have hoped for was a quick lynching.

Or a hatefuck gangbang
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>>25330943
Where would the Ustian soldiers have even gotten that many credits?
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>>25331037
Stolen from an orphanage probably.
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>>25331051
no, that's all their savings for when they meet local strippers.
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>>25331037
Where would they have spent it?
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>>25331078
Bitches and whores.

The funny thing is they DID try to spend it on just that.
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>>25331089
Exactly there is not a lot to spend there money other than the occasional whore it adds up.
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>>25331037
Pooling their savings together. They REALLY didn't like her.

>>25330655
"You shot me in the chest. Twice. That usually gets a man's attention."

"....ah, that's true. I hope you don't hold it against me. Just doing my job, after all." Elsa shrugs as best she can.

"Now, I'm sure you're wondering what's going to happen to you now. I know I am." You continue. "So I wanted to get your opinion on the matter."

"Well, if you're just going to hand me over to the Ustians. You might as well just shoot me, save us all a whole lotta trouble." Elsa grumbles. "I know guys with bodycounts double or triple mine, but they just slaps on the wrists because 'they're just doing their jobs'. But me? Nope, I'm a disgusting war criminal. Fucking unfair, if you ask me."

"So, what do you think is going to happen to you now?"

"Well, considering you haven't tossed me to the Ustian sharks, you want intel from me? Well, you're not getting it free. I want some guarantees."

>Okay. Let's hear your demands.
>Give us something first. A show of good faith.
>Other
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>>25331126
>Give us something first. A show of good faith.
At least tell us who the regional commander is first
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>>25331126
>Okay. Let's hear your demands.

Lets hear her out. We hold all the cards here, so no reason to press her just yet.
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>>25331126
>Other

We can turn her back over to the ustians at any point.
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>>25331126
>Give us something first. A show of good faith.
need to know it's worth it, first.
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>>25331126
>Okay. Let's hear your demands.
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>>25331126

>Give us something first. A show of good faith.
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>>25331126
Ask for the demands first. We can hear her out at least.
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>>25331126
>Okay. Let's hear your demands.
>But I wonder how I'm supposed to be sure you aren't just bullshitting me?
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>>25331126
>>Okay. Let's hear your demands.
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>>25331126
>>Okay. Let's hear your demands.

It won't hurt to give off the impression that we're reasonable.
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why do I have a hunch we might make a new friend?
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>>25331126
>>Okay. Let's hear your demands.
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>>25331231

Jager likes collecting friends.

Also, a new sniper buddy for Alek won't hurt.
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>Okay. Let's hear your demands.

I wasn't aware that sniping was exactly a war crime. Her style wasn't exactly nice but I don't see how it'd cross that line.
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>>25331126
"Well considering the Ustian bounty is just shy of 8 Grand which covers my team's expenses for at least another few months I think you've got a good some catching up to do first. I'm not exactly in a hurry to get what I want here and making it worth the time is in your own interest, afterall I could be off enjoying a few months of down time already instead of waiting for you to spill the beans and then risk my team's collective necks on another mission out there.
So go ahead, the balls in your court sniper, you don't get a good angle on a target by sitting in a bell tower waiting for them to move afterall"
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>>25331126
>Okay. Let's hear your demands.
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>>25331286
You know, I like it.
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>>25331286
sounds pretty badass
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>>25331286
down time? I don't think Jager would be content just to sit on his ass even with that much money. Though he would see if the team wants a small break.
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>>25331126
...She's giving us demands?

Hardly in a position to be doing that luv'. I'm assuming here that Jager isn't above ordering 'rough' interrogation tactics, especially on Imperials who have shot him?
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>>25331126
>>Okay. Let's hear your demands.

We have plenty of time.
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>>25331341
She doesn't need to know that mein freund.
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>>25331286
Nice.
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>>25331126
>>Okay. Let's hear your demands.

It won't hurt to hear her out.
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>>25331286
Isn't the bounty like 4K? We could get more just selling her intel to 3-4 different nations.

>>25331382
Rough tactics typically lead to the person lying or clamping up. While if she thinks she is doing something that will help her she will give more freely. Lets not make her dislike us early on in this.
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>>25331126
>>Okay. Let's hear your demands.
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>>25331463

Negotiated up to I think around 7 ish, again she doesn't need to know that.
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>>25331496
No, that's for the mission. The bounty is separate, I think.
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Oh yeah! Finally in time to catch one of this. I'm gonna participate the hell out of this one
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>>25331126
"Go ahead." You say, narrowing your eyes. "But just remember, the Ustian bounty is just shy of 8 Grand which covers my team's expenses for at least another few months I think you've got a good some catching up to do first. I'm not exactly in a hurry to get what I want here and making it worth the time is in your own interest, afterall I could be off enjoying a few months of down time already instead of waiting for you to spill the beans and then risk my team's collective necks on another mission out there.

So go ahead, the balls in your court sniper, you don't get a good angle on a target by sitting in a bell tower waiting for them to move after all"

Elsa is silent for a few seconds, as if mulling over what she thinks she can get out of you.

"Okay, since you put it out so bluntly, I just have two conditions. First, if you ever do put me in a Federation POW camp, I want to be put in with the general population. Don't give me that look, I know you guys love confusing 'sniping' with 'war crimes'."

"I think I can put in a good word for you with General Freyberg." You say. "And your second condition?"

For the first time Elsa gives a rather devious grin. "I'd like an audience with the sniper that put a bullet in my shoulder."

>It's a deal.
>No way.
>Other
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>>25331685
>It's a deal.
this will be good!
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>>25331126
>Show of good faith

Thinking she'll give a little for us not handing her over to the revenge hungry soldiers
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>>25331685
>That depends on what you're willing to give.

Poor Alek needs to be consulted first.
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>>25331685
>>It's a deal.

Dis is gonna be gud.
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>>25331685
>Other

Why? Did love bloom on the battlefield or something?
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>>25331685
>It's a deal.
Done.
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>>25331685
THE WAFUING BEGINS

HELOISE GETS JEALOUS
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>>25331685
>It's a deal.
Although I have a feeling that there might be some history between the two...
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>>25331685
>>It's a deal.

This shall only be the beginning of Alek's harem.
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>>25331685
>>It's a deal.
this ought to be interesting
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>It's a deal.

>I know you guys love confusing 'sniping' with 'war crimes'.

She does have a point.
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>>25331685
>>It's a deal.
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>>25331685
>>It's a deal.

So people, chances of possible yandere?
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Don't you people want to ask Alek if he wants to meet her?
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>>25331685
Deal, but I don't see a problem with organising a "lynching", could be nice to get Freyberg worried about the state of discipline with his army.
Then we get her out where ever.
Oh wait the alive bounty is 4 grand. Sweeeet.

>deal
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>>25331685
"Sure, I can do the second, though I'd like to know why first.

Is this a sniper thing or do you think you know him?"
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>>25331785
hell no
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AlekxElsa OTP
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>>25331685
Deal.

Jaeger likely would have done the first anyway but she doesn't need to know that.
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>>25331685
>It's a deal
Seems fair enough, and the audience thing sounds like it'd be fun. Gotta make sure the intel's worth it though
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>>25331685
>I'll see what he says about it. Be right back. Don't go anywhere.
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you don't suppose she's trying to find some way to murder alek, do you?
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>>25331685
>>It's a deal.
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>>25331803

It's like you read my mind.
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Btw, this is my first time actually following a quest in real time. How do I make sure I can come back to it? Can't refresh right? Please forgive a tg noob :x
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>>25331834
Huh, I always entertained myself with thoughts of Alek x Tarin...
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>>25331819
If by "murder" you mean "make him die the little death", then yes.
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>>25331867
look at the bottom and click the box marked "auto"
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>>25331868

I have no objections to this either.

Particularly after our last mission...
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I think we all know what usually happens to female combatants when captured by the vengeful enemy who haven't seen a woman in weeks.

Rape.
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>>25331881
Halleluiah! Thank you kindly
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>>25331916
Duh. What did you expect, a tea party?
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>>25331867

Don't you use tabs?

Alternately, just look at the catalog to find the appropriate thread quickly.
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>>25331803
>>25331834
>>25331868
>>25331904
No ElsaxAlekxTarin OT3?
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>>25331916
...And?
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>>25331948
...
......
.............
You might be on to something.
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>>25331948
this is going to be awesome. And maybe some harem antics thrown in...
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>>25331948

This shall wondrous.
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>>25331948
this must happen. Merc command, please make this happen.
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>>25331948

I approve.
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So... instead of waifuing, we play matchmaker?
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>>25332033

Well, we already have Karla so...
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>>25332033
Yes. Bring on something fresh.
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>>25331948

As Alek's creator, you have my full support and approval.
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>>25332055
that's assuming the whole BURNING DOWN HIS FAMILY HOME IF NOT KILLING HIS FAMILY could be fully overlooked.
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>>25331948

This man has struck oil!
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Poor Heloise getting NTRed. Maybe she can try her luck with Ramirez.
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>>25332095

We'll see.

But for time being, his focus is on Karla.
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>>25332095
Don't worry we're going to get her back for that by burning her family home and killing her family.
That way they can both be equally crazy and in love.
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>>25332120
RAMIREZ, TAKE THIS FINE LADY OUT FOR DINNER!
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>>25332120
Hey, they're the only people on the team who can just about take down an entire town with a paper clip and a wet paper bag, aren't they?
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>>25332149
A match made in heaven.
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>>25332133
Not exactly in a romantic interest though despite how much certain people go on and on about it.

>>25332139
That has to be the stupideset thing I've heard this week.
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>>25332120

Isn't Ramirez like 30?
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>>25332141
Ramirez! Take your kids to school!
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>>25332033
>>25331948


I DIDN'T SIGN ON FOR THIS SHIT.

(Although this is 4chan what the fuck was I expecting hey)
Polite sage for veering into meta
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>>25331948

Doooooo eeeeeet.
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>>25331685
"Okay, it's a deal." You reply. "First things first. Do you know of any Belkan Knights operating in Ustio?"

"Oooooh, that's an easy one. The Indigo Heron rolled down here a few weeks ago. Started reorganizing everything and all off a sudden we were making some pretty good headway. Never really liked him much, though. Always thought my line of work was 'dishonorable' and 'disgusting'."

"And any idea where I can find him?"

"Well, he's never in one place for too long. He's always off leading an offensive or heading off an Ustian push. So I can't really help you there. My advice? Make a big enough bang and he'll come running to you."

"I'll keep that in mind."

"So, you got any other questions?"

"Well?"
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>>25332290
Should've been:

>Well?
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>>25331948
may the dice gods give their blessings to thee!
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>>25332290
>"Well, he's never in one place for too long. He's always off leading an offensive or heading off an Ustian push. So I can't really help you there. My advice? Make a big enough bang and he'll come running to you."

Ya guys think he'll come running once he learns that a former colleague is in the area?
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>>25332290
How about Imperial force strength, anything big like those gorgons?
What was beyond sniper town that they had an ace heading off advances in the city?
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>>25332349
This. Plus general force dispositions.
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>>25332290
stage an offensive at a strategic point. make sure to lay traps before luring him in.
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>>25332290

What do you know of the force movements so far? Tell me what you know about the total force strength around here.
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The shippers never left, Sully!
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>>25332290
"I want to know your local force dispositions, strategic assets, why you were sent to delay the advance in that sector."

"Whoa whoa whoa, we're getting into some pretty sensitive stuff here.I can tell you that there's no more Gorgons left, if that's what you're so afraid of. You destroyed the only two in this theater. As for the other questions?" Elsa grins. "How about you get around to fulfilling my second request?"

>Call in Alek
>Try to press her for more.
>Other
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>>25332290
"Numbers, major targets for offensives, new technologies being brought in, general force concentration and makeup, weak points. Generals and leaders aside from the Indigo Heron.

Pretty much everything important you can remember."
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>>25332544
>Call in Alek
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>>25332544
>>Call in Alek
might as well. And let the threesome begin.
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>>25332544
Sure, just a moment.
Go outside to get him, were we tell him that she asked to talk to him.
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>>25332544
>>Call in Alek

IT BEGINS
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>>25332544
>Call in Alek
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>>25332544
>Call in Alek

"Wow Alek, I never knew you were this much of a ladies man. One glance at you from halfway across town and she's tripping head over heels to get you in the same room."
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>>25332606

Say this. It must be done.
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>>25332606
Tarin must be jealous.
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>>25332606

This shall be hilarious, do it!
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>>25332544
>Call in Alek
>Make sure she knows its a show of good faith, and that you're coming back in to question her again later
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>>25332606
This. all of it. that and something involving guns and long shots.
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>>25332606
Do it.
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Is Indigo Heron the one who UPHOLDS HONOR?
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>>25332544
>>Call in Alek
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>>25332544
>>Call in Alek

I just love how we're screwing with Alek's love life in the most amusing ways.

No seriously, I do.
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>>25332715
who said anything about screwing with him? maybe we're trying to get the three of them together?
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>>25332697
In ace combat zero he was he was also sounded like a prick.
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>>25332740

'Screwing' was perhaps the wrong word to portray my feelings on this matter, is 'Encourage' a better one?
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>>25332781
ah, there we go.
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>>25332742
>he was also sounded like a prick.
Wow I need to stop drinking and posting.
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>>25332742
Oh well. i uess we're going to need our duelling sabres. Or maybe duelling fists. Probably fists.
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>>25332807

Or an Isolde.
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>>25332807
If we do duel him i say we go with either the pistols or the sabers change things up a bit
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>>25332845
But then how will we continue to build the legend of the KNIGHT PUNCHER?
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>>25332865
sabers and pistols are one handed weapons we still have our fist in the other
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>>25332865
A saber duel is still pretty fucking cool.
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>>25332865
coup de grace by throwing away the weapon and punching him in the face. or groin.
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>>25332865
It's a build up. First is fists, then sabers, followed by pistols. The final duel will of course be pistols that shoot flaming sabers followed by beating each other up on top of something appropriatly flaming and big.
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>>25332893
What we do is have a pistol in one hand and saber in the other. We then proceed to punch the crap out of him while still holding on to both.
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>>25332943
Followed by glorious hatesex with Karla as Belka declares Independence?
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>>25332969
While on fire.
Belka, that is.
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>>25332991
Naturally.
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Alright, let's see what Elsa thinks of Alek.
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>>25332969
It would be glorious hate/makeup/thank-you sex. All of them. At the same time. Jaeger wouldn't be able to get out of bed for months.
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>>25332845

Would rather not duel him at all. The red swallow was more a "Oh shit lets see if he will go for it fuck" Moment. If possible I would rather just mortar him in the face.
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>>25333157
Don't you mean Karla won't be able to get out of bed for months? Ha.
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>>25333173
>mortar him in the face.
We should see about getting some Type 89 Grenade Dischargers (aka Japanese Knee Mortars).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_89_grenade_discharger
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>>25333173
Ditto, Jaeger is an honorable man, but not above doing what is necessary. If the Belkan shows himself on the field of battle, we'd unload upon him. If he challenges us, we would accept, with plans for if it's a double cross.
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>>25333252
>Japanese Knee Mortars
And so many allies broke their bones with that thing.
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Inb4 Karla turns out to be a Valkyira.
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>>25333237
Both of them probably couldn't walk. I also imagine Jaeger looking like he was attacked by some kind of big cat.
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>>25333259

Can't we just get Isolde to duel him?

I mean we really should help her reclaim her honor.
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Well... Judging by the Ace Combat Zero influence, and the name of the Belkan Knights... We probably ARE going to end up engaging each Knight in some way.

Could be a fist-fight, could be sabers... hell it could even be a tank fight.
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OP still here?
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>>25333324
In the case or our good friend Erik Schnee, it'll be a tank fight, followed by a gun fight, followed by a saber fight, followed by fisticuffs atop the wreckage of our tanks (which of course are mangled together because one of us decided to end the first phase with a ramming maneuver).
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>>25332544
"Alek, we need you to come down the lockup right away." You say in your radio.

"Uh, right away, sir!" Alek says.

Poor kid, you think to yourself. He has no idea what he's in for.

It's a few minutes before Alek finally arrives, slightly out of breath.

"What's this about, Captain?" Alek asks.

"The prisoner has asked to see you." You say, trying to keep a straight face.

"See me?"

"Yeah." You shrug. "Can't imagine why."

"Uh, h-hello there, you said you wanted to see me?" Alek says, standing in front of the cell.

"Aaaah, I knew it. You're from the eastern wildlands, aren't you? Always ballsy motherfuckers, the way you easterners hunt." Elsa smiles. "Don't give a shit about escape routes or contingencies. You either get your prey or it gets you."

"I-I guess?" Alek says, unsure of where this conversation was going.

"You know, after all these years, I've got hit with a lot of shit. Mortar shells, shrapnel, automatic gun fire, mines, the works. But never, NEVER was I ever hit by an enemy sniper..." Elsa suddenly lunges forward, grabs Alek by the collar, and pulls him against the bars of the cell, where she begins to assault him with a very VERY passionate kiss."

"Okay, that's enough!" You say, trying not to laugh and pulling Alek away from the bars.

"She... she used her TONGUE!" Alek gasps.

"Hey, Easty, if you ever end up back in the Empire, try giving the Cloden province a visit!~" Elsa coos as Isolde and Tarin usher Alek out.

"Okay, you've pretty much just traumatized my sniper, possibly for life. You'd better give me something good."

"Well," Elsa grins as she sits back on her cot. "I can tell you right now, the Imps are ramping down their offensive. Like the Federation, they consider this whole Ustian thing to be a sideshow to the main front. Supply shortages mean they can't maintain operations at their current level."

"Go on." You nod.

(cont)
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>>25333290
Only because the fools actually tried bracing it on their knee. It is NOT meant to be used that way.
>>25333291
Probably.
And then the Empire will plug her into a sentient evil superweapon.
And there'll only be one way to save her.
By the way we've discussed this in almost every thread.
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>>25333389
"Well, while they wait for more supplies, our dear Mr. Purple Bird is reorganizing everything. He's rotating most of he big units out. Big drain on supplies, you see. He's rotating in smaller, faster, more elite units. Pretty much, he's cutting the Imp force numbers from 400,000 down to 200,000."

>Thanks, that's all I need to know.
>Try to press for more.
>Other
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>>25333389
oh its a shame we cant take her with
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>>25333404
>Only because the fools actually tried bracing it on their knee. It is NOT meant to be used that way.

I know. I just find it funny people thought it was a good idea to put a mortar on their thigh or any body part really.
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>>25333430
>Try to press for more.

if need be will will throw him IN the cell to sweeten the deal!
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>>25333430
>Try to press for more.

Might as well milk the cow for all she's got before we hand her over.
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>>25333389
Bahahahahha. Poor kid. I remember a similar circumstance. I was told I moved like a zombie for a few minutes.
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>>25333430
>>Try to press for more.
we'll need as much info as we can get
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>>25333453
we will*
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>>25333430
other.
Ask about what kind of units. motor bike units, fast attack tanks, that sort. and unit names too. we can probably get more out with promises of a second round with Alek
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>>25333389
I think it's bad to make her want to take her with.... one good sniper is better than two.

>>25333404
I mentioned that as to mention the futhest extent that the whole "lets get back together with Karla despite attacking Jager's family" thing would go.

>>25333433
Hard to say to be honest
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>>25333389
AHAHAHAHAHAHA

We NEED to tell the rest of the crew about this as soon as possible.

>>25333430
>"The more information you give us the more time you can spend with Alek"
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>>25333382
>because one of us decided to end the first phase with a ramming maneuver
Pic so very related.
>>25333430
>Try to press for more.
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>>25333453

Yep, won't hesitate.

Maybe a little...[/quote]
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>>25333430
>Try to press for more
She just got a good kissing in, surely Alek is worth more than that? Heloise is gonna have a field day with this!

>the Imps
Why is she not saying, us? Why is she reffering to them in the third person like we would?
Could we perhaps... Offer her a job?
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>>25333430
Semi seriously ask if shed go for joining us if she got to play with Akek. And by play I mean shoot people.
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>>25333492
>Inb4 Tarin and Heloise gets jealous.
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>>25333430
>"Well, if that's all you've got for me, I'm going to go check on my sniper. Don't worry; if you want, I'll come back in a few minutes to let you know how badly you've traumatized him."
Continually pressing her isn't going to do much good beyond a certain point. We need to leave her to stew.
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>>25333430
>Try to press for more.
Yeah, what >>25333453 said.
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>>25333453
>deliberately not looking out for our fellow Demons
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>>25333534
This
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>>25333491
>implying a good portion of /tg/ isn't just waiting for the opportunity to have Jager declare himself to be "a guy who's ill-at-ease, and knows only how to fight"
laughingkingofhearts.jpg
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>>25333430
>Try to press for more.

"You know, a few of my subordinates would probably find the whole thing with Alek pretty hilarious. Hilarious enough that they might even be convinced to "accidentally" ensure you two bump in to each other again."

Sorry Alek, but you might have to give one for the team.
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>>25333430

Actually, let's just ask her what sort of "incident" she thinks would attract the Purple Bird. That's really what I'm interested in.
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>>25333516
Alek.
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>>25333597

Seconding this.
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>>25333597

Ohhhh yeesssssss.
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>>25333597
The best way to 'take one for the team' ever.
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>>25333597

Oh, I like.
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>>25333430
"Hey, with that oral assault you administered to my sniper, I think I'm entitled a little more info." You sigh.

>roll 1d20
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>>25333516
Honestly, that might be a route to explore.

I say we keep her around until we verify all her info. If she DID just spill the beans and didn't dick us over, may as well. She can't be THAT loyal if she forked over this much intel in exchange for a promise of good treatment and a kiss.
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Rolled 15

>>25333671
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Rolled 12

>>25333671
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Rolled 17

>>25333671
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Rolled 4

>>25333671
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Rolled 15

>>25333671
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Rolled 7

>>25333671
YOU FOOL JAGER, SWEETEN THE DEAL! >>25333597
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Rolled 8

>>25333671
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>>25333702
you fool we use him as the back up plan!
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>>25333721
ah plan "D"
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>>25333746
Plan "D" you say?
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>>25333746
Defenestration?
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>>25333671
>>25333597

Should we also tell her that while he managed to shoot her... SHE shot his headset off. So he miiight be just a little intimidated by her.
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>>25333794

Naaaaahhh.
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>>25333794
>So he miiight be just a little intimidated by her.
That just makes me want to see what happens even more.
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>>25333794
Now we're giving love advice to the captured enemy sniper with her eye on one of our men.

I LIKE IT
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Rolled 18

>>25333831
of course, he's also intimidated by Tarin, so...
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>>25333866
And by Heloise...
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>>25333866

Was Alek the same dude we convinced to draw on Heloise's face? He was, wasn't he? Ha!
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>>25333881
So, foursome, then?
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>>25333905
I doubt Tarin would go for him. So just a threesome.
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>>25333866
God and his angels are mildly intimidated by Tarin so that's not saying a lot...
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troll urge tingling. Desire to set alek as guard of this broad growing.
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>>25333688
"Hmmmm, well..." Elsa puts a hand up to her chin. "Just north of where you captured me is a pretty big fuel dump. Fuel the Imperials need to get their bloated forces out of the mountains."

"I'll keep that in mind." You say. "Anything else? Like what kind of new forces Indigo Heron is bringing in?"

"Sorry, I can't help you there. As you've probably figured, I'm not exactly one his favorite people. I'm due to be rotated out as well, so he felt it wasn't necessary to tell me anything else."

>Okay, that's all for now.
>Try to press for more.
>Other
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>>25333925

Well after his work with her last thread I wouldn't be so certain...
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>>25333943
>Okay, that's all for now.
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>>25333943
The last major question I have is, Where is everybody being rotated /to/?
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>>25333943
>Okay, that's all for now.
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>>25333943
>>Okay, that's all for now.
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>>25333943
>>Okay, that's all for now.
I doubt we're going to get much more.
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>>25333905
>Alek's face when forced into a foursome of soul-crushing terror
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>>25333943
>Try to press for more.

"You do know that you literally shot an inch away from Alek's head and he didn't even flinch. If you want to see him again I'm sure you can think of some more information for me."
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>>25333943
>Okay, that's all for now.

Let's not get too greedy.
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>>25333831
>>25333866
>>25333881
But wasn't he also intimidated by Jager?
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>>25333943
>"Have you fallen out of favor with them as from what I heard I'd thought you'd be more loyal to the cause.
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>>25333943
Again, semi seriously ask if she would join if she got to shoot with Alek.

Just to see what she says.
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>>25333994 Here I'm asking that because someone should ask it.
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>>25333943

Can we just ask for an idea of what she thinks might draw the Indigo knight's attention? With the Red Sparrow, it was sinking their battleship... but what about with this guy?

Otherwise,
>Okay, that's all for now.
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>>25333943
>Okay, that's all for now.
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>>25333943
I remember someone noting how she refers to them as "Imperial" and not as "us". Perhaps we should explore this?
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>>25333943
Ask her why she's not one of his favourites. And if she would consider turning mercenary maybe?
Another sniper would be pretty good.
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>>25334018
what's what I'm doing with >>25333994 as I think it's worth asking.
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>>25333986
But I bet he'd be smiling afterwards. Something tells me Tarin is rather flexible...
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>>25333943
>One last thing before I leave for now:
>What do you know about Karla Hohenzollern?
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>>25334009
Blowing up all that fuel is going to get his attention.

>Okay, that's all for now.
Shedule Alek to guard her cell next. Alone.
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>>25334034

Because he's a Belkan Knight who dislikes her type of subterfuge and assassination. Simple as that, I believe.

Even the Red Sparrow didn't like the fact that Jaeger, who was a noble himself, was a mercenary.

Belkan Knights, eh.
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>>25334018
Yeah, this also.
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>>25333943
>Other

"I notice you keep saying "Imperials" and not "we/us" like I would expect a soldier to refer to their side as. And you gave up all this info pretty easy."

"I've been thinking that once we leave Ustio, I should look in to finding Alek a sniper buddy to keep him company. Poor guy is all alone in the role. Just something to think about..."
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>>25334002
Oh man, I want to ask, if only for her reaction...

>>25334057
Heh.
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>>25334097
This or something like it.
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>>25334097
This.
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>>25333943
>Okay, that's all for now
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>>25334076

Or stealing it all.

Would like to ask her why she calls imperials them though and why the knight seems to dislike her. After all this is useful info to use later.
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>>25334097

I'm... still uncertain that offering an *Imperial* a job is something Jaeger would do.

I mean, I think we should ask why she refers to Imperials like that, but at the end she's still from that country and I doubt Jaeger's going to be fond of her.


... Plus, it's possible she's from the Belkan part of the Empire. And thus sees herself more as Belkan rather than Imperial. That would do it. And would also mean Jaeger would still dislike her because, well, Belkan.
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>>25333943
>Other
"You mean 'us'. You keep saying 'the Imperials', instead of 'we' and 'us'. You're one of them, you mean 'us'."
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>>25334097
We going full Peacewalker in our recruiting practices now?

Can't say I object. Now we just need Qyburn to invent the Fulton Recovery system.
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I'm firmly against giving her a job with us.
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>>25334097

No objection.
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>>25334159

If he gets a chance to change one to his side I don't think he would throw it away. He dislikes them yeah and I don't think he would offer a job because that's a little dumb. But he isn't unreasonable in his dislike.
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>>25334203
yeah, people seem to have forgotten about Jager's Imp hater trait
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>>25334159
I've always had the impression that Jaeger hates the idea of the Imps, not necessarily every individual person who's an Imp citizen/soldier. Plus we are still rather confused on the whole Karla thing.
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>>25334159
True, but I'd wager that if he thought she could be turned, Jager wouldn't turn down another badass sniper in the ranks.

And its not like we aren't already employing ex-Imps. She doesn't strike me as a patriot. If I had to guess, she fights because its all she knows, and she's good at it. We offer her a sweet deal and I doubt she would particularly care who she's shooting.

I may be wrong though, which is why we ask using our powerful words.
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is Jager the only one with the "Imp hater" trait?
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>>25334253
Well, she's basically in the army because some prince said: "Hey, you're damn good, you're working for me now". It's in her backstory.
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>>25334214

I... think "unreasonable" is probably the word I'd use for his dislike, actually.

It's personal for him because the invaded HIS country *and* burnt HIS family lands down.

It's very much an emotional and visceral thing.

Hell, he became a mercenary BECAUSE he wanted to keep fighting the Empire!

>>25334253
>I may be wrong though, which is why we ask using our powerful words.

Well the thing is, I'm doubtful here not because I'm uncertain about our chances of being able to hire her... I'm doubtful because **I'm not sure that this is a thing that Jaeger would do.**


Hell, why are we focusing on the enemy? Why don't we find some Ustian diamond-in-the-rough instead?
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>>25334165
>>25334183
this!
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>>25334300
>Hell, why are we focusing on the enemy? Why don't we find some Ustian diamond-in-the-rough instead?

Because the ones we've found either we sent to school or wanted a peaceful life for once.
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>>25334159
But getting her on our side would improve our ability to kill more Imps!
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>>25334300
Because /tg/ likes shiny plot hooks?
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>>25334280
Yeah. It's why we agreed last thread to keep Alek away from Jager during missions.

We should probably let Isolde work away from Jager too.
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>>25334349
>slaughter intensifies.gif
>why don't I have a gif of that?
>It seems like something that should exist
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>>25334300
>why are we focusing on the enemy?
Because deep down, in the places we don't talk about at parties, /tg/ are a bunch of fucking paladins, and we can't stand the idea of the absolutely HORRIBLE shit she'll face if we turn her over. Seriously, captured snipers were NOT treated well in that time period, and we feel bad about turning someone who's just a soldier, same as us, over to face that.
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>>25334300
I agree with you. I don't see what Elsa's done to get past our natural prejudice against imps. She's a good sniper and on the surface doesn't seem like she's very patriotic...is that enough for Jaeger to go hiring her?
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>>25334300
because some people are obsessed with recruiting every names character we come across
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>>25334300
>Why don't we find some Ustian diamond-in-the-rough instead?

Because Ustians suck. Unless they're actually Darcsen like Old Q, Artya or Artyom.
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>>25334280

We really need to find a way to change that perk, most likely through story interaction and other such things. After all our problem is with the guys running the empire, Not the poor bastards we keep turning into hamburger or ash.
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>>25334378
I really wish that were the case, but this is probably just a reaction to her being female.
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>>25334381
>is that enough for Jaeger to go hiring her?

Personally, no. It is not enough.

Not the guy you're quoting

>>25334383
The 'got catch them all' syndrome is really fucking old and I wish it to die.
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>>25334409

I figure if it changes, its only going to be something that happens shortly before, during, or after, whatever kind of final clash we have with Karla.

>>25334404
Hence why I said diamond-in-the-rough. Like another Artya or Artyom hopefully.
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>>25334404
Oh, speaking of Q. Why don't we just launch our sweet ragnite-powered Vergeltungswaffe at the fuel deposit? I kind of want to test it.
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>>25334381
Why not....
>Dont Hire Her
We dont want this bitch who shot us twice on our team (We do but semantics)
But, we know other places where she could be useful, and Not in a warcamp.
If we can get Parker to pull some strings, we can send her to a non feddie-imp conflict zone (After we find out about that "Imperials not us" bit.)

Where could we send her though
Maybe, our Home under civil war?
Or see her passage across the sea to Not-Canada
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>>25334354
Isolde has the Wolf Pack trait so she can't work alone.

If we split up into groups then she and Jager should be in different groups.
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>>25334417

To be fair, females have it faaaaaar worse than males in that time period.

I shudder to wonder what would happen to a female prisoner.
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>>25334448
Not a bad plan, although I wonder if Qyburn will declare the rocket to have worked perfectly, but landed on the wrong planet.
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>>25334300
Yeah but he also lets former imps into his forces and things like that. He hates the empire but I don't think he hates the people or would turn down possible aid. He would however kill any of them without second thoughts though if they are for the empire and don't show any possible second thoughts.
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>>25334409
That perk is staying.
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>>25334420
Blame fire emblem for teaching kids that every enemy with a face and name can be a loyal follower
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>>25334448
That's a good idea, we should do that.


And guys, we don't have to recruit Elsa right now, just ask and see. Can't hurt anything.
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>>25334466
Not-Canada would be involved too, if it exists, due to Albion's involvement. We should send her to Not-Argentina to hang out with Not-Clete-Frade.
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>>25334480
The good news is it didn't hit a friendly. The bad new is it sure hit something and it sure wasn't imperial.
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>>25334483

Yeah but they weren't people recruited directly from the war. Or who had spent months terrorizing and terrifying allied troops like Elsa did. Or who put 2 bullets in him.

>>25334448
There's an idea.

It's... it'd make for one hell of an explosion though. Makes me shudder thinking about it...

I figured that ideally (ideally!), we'd sneak in there, knock people out and drag them out, and set it off. Or capture it, get everyone out, and set it off.

"Just blow it up" is a possibility though... One I'm not sure how I feel about though.
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>>25334300
She's all but defected already.

Shit, she gave up important operational details for nothing more than our promise to put in a good word (we would have NO authority after we hand her over, they could just choose not to listen to us and do whatever with he) and a single kiss.

If this intel is true, it proves beyond a reasonable doubt that she won't hesitate to dick over the Empire if its in her best interests to do so.
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>>25334469
I think actually Talking with her opened up more options too.
She Knew Karla, and was outspoken against treatment against our countrymen, which is why she's on the run.
That intial spar, even though we came at her hard, it was a learning thing for Jager, telling. We dont Hate her.
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>>25334531
>Makes me shudder thinking about it...

Are you fucking kidding me? IT SHALL BE GLORIOUS!
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>>25334504
As much I loved FE... That was my biggest issue with it. After the first run of saving/recruiting name characters second run was 'What's that? You're rolling with the enemy? That's cool... have a sword to the face."
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>>25334548
We have yet to confirm any of the information she has given.
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>>25334409
Well, there was a precedent in the games where potentials could change if a character was given enough development. Yes, Jager started off as an Imp Hater, like any human, there is room for change.

>>25333943
"That's all for now." You say.

"Well, that was a refreshing talk." Elsa sighs, leaning back.

"Actually, I have another question." You continue. "A personal one, this time. I notice you keep saying "Imperials" and not "we/us" like I would expect a soldier to refer to their side as. And you gave up all this info pretty easy."

"Yeah, well, it's a job." Elsa shrugs. "Honestly? I'd rather be back home, hunting big game. People are so damn predictable, it's boring. Ever try hunting three bears with two bullets? THAT'S a thrill."

"Yeah, well the report on you said you were recruited by an Imperial Prince."

"You believe that shit? When a goddamn Imperial Prince 'asks' you to join his entourage, you think you can just say 'no' to that? He might as well have just kidnapped me." Elsa sighs. "Well, I just rolled with it and made the best of it."

"I've been thinking that once we leave Ustio, I should look in to finding Alek a sniper buddy to keep him company. Poor guy is all alone in the role. Just something to think about..."

"Sounds better than a POW camp." Elsa shrugs, though you can tell she's trying to feign disinterest.

---

Leaving the lockup, you run into Sam.

"Oh, hey there Cap, I was just looking for you!" She says. "Freyberg's handling the payment for our mission right now, though he wants to know if we're going to be turning Elsa over.

"Actually, I was thinking she might be of some use to us." You say. "She may be and Imp, but she's good at what she does. I need your opinion on this."

(cont)
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"Oh boy..." Sam shakes her head. "Personally, I think it's pretty risky. This isn't like Artya. She was fighting for the Imp literally yesterday. If you are adamant on recruiting her, it has to at least be in a capacity where she isn't armed."

"I'll keep that in mind." You nod.

>Hand over Elsa to Freyberg.
>See if you can recruit Elsa.
>Other
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>>25334599
Good thing we've got a secure personal submarine with a brig, and a Fuel depot to check out.

They start a fuss? Fed has a bigger bounty on her head elsewhere, we're bringing her there to cash in. True? Maybe, but there's loads of ports to call in where someone would slip away. Or we could doll her up like a man, classic.
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>>25334538

Don't really think jager would care about the troops to be honest. He is a merc when you get down to it and just wants to find karla and kill imps. At the same time he knows not to be cruel to possible defectors. Can't see him hiring her no but I can see him making sure she isn't tortured or anything. For the bullets she is just doing her job same as him.
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>>25334643
>Hand over Elsa to Freyberg.

I'm against her joining.
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>>25334643
>Hand over Elsa to Freyberg.
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>>25334599
Hence why we don't recruit her immediately.

Nobody is advocating just opening up the cell and handing her a rifle. We verify it first. If it turns our she did in fact betray the Empire for personal gain then we're good to go, she'll make a fine merc. If not then we hand her over and collect the bounty.
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>>25334643
See if you can recruit/not give to Freyburg at the moment.
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>>25334643
>If you are adamant on recruiting her, it has to at least be in a capacity where she isn't armed."

Better than a POW camp.

>See if you can recruit Elsa.
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>>25334643
>See if you can recruit Elsa.
if we can't we turn her over with the set conditions
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>>25334643

>Don't hand her over to Freyberg.


I dunno about recruiting her, but I do not want to just hand her over.
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>>25334548
Yeah, no.

We have enough defected Imperials on our team already.

Lets avoid all of the relationship drama and just hand her over already.
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>>25334643
>>See if you can recruit Elsa.
This. All my Yes!
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>>25334643
>See if you can recruit Elsa.
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>>25334643
>>See if you can recruit Elsa.
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if we hand her over she is as good as dead
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>See if you can recruit Elsa.

I think this means finding more out before fully asking her to join.
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>>25334643

Wait to check her info.
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>>25334643
>Other
See if Headcase can set her up with a place to stay back home, until the war's over. The shit snipers get put through when they're captured doesn't sit well with me, but we can't just turn around and trust her right after we were trying to kill each other.
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>>25334643
>Hand over Elsa to Freyberg.
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>>25334643
>>See if you can recruit Elsa.

I'd rather not hand her over to a bunch of men with very good reasons to want her dead.

Hell, we could even make her pay off the debt she's going to owe to us.
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Anyone willing to fight the Empire is welcome among the Demons! That said.
>Other
Let's keep her in our custody for a while, until we verify her story.
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>See if you can recruit Elsa.
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>we start sending all the Imp aces we capture back to tell Karla that Jager says hi
>hfw she realizes this is all an elaborate courtship ritual
>the aces are actually all nothing more than gifts for her
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>Recruiting Elsa
Maan, I have a bad feel about this. It seems really out of character. Considering we're an Imp hater and she shot us twice.
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>>25334643
>>See if you can recruit Elsa.
After we verify her info of course.
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>>25334643
>See if you can recruit Elsa.

I see no reason why not. She's clearly interested and doesn't particularly care who she's working for as long as she's treated well.

Plus, she's not a hardcore Imp and she's not a bitch. I don't feel like trusting the Ustians to play nice if we hand her over.
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>>25334643
>See if you can recruit Elsa.
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>>25334643
>Other

If we're going to end up recruiting her, can we at least have Elizabeth check her credentials for anything, you know, anomalous? I'm pretty sure she can dig up info better than us.
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>>25334726
Exactly.

She was literally fighting us YESTERDAY! It would be very OOC for us to recruit her today, if ever during this war.
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>>25334726
I don't think she wanted to work for the imps
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>>25334643
"Honestly? It's an option. This one sounds genuine, and you sure as hell dont kiss like that if you're lying."

"GOD NO IT WAS ALEK, NOT ME!"

"But here's a pretty big gallow is set up for her, if anything we can see if anywhere else will take her for a prettier penny. We can stow her in the brig until then. She sounds like she'd make a better merc than a soldier Sam, if anything, trust my gut. My track record is looking good on trusting people recently. But i'll need to talk with Parker"
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>>25334643
>See if you can recruit Elsa.
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>>25334643
>See if you can recruit Elsa.
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the people have spoken! Welcome her to the buddy club!
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>>25334726
Honestly with Jager the being shot twice bit probably counts as flirting, the imp part on the other hand...
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>>25334643
>Hand over Elsa to Freyberg.
It's either this or
>Other
>Wait until confirming the intel she gave

Trying to recruit at all her now is just stupid.
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>>25334643
>Hand over Elsa to Freyberg
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>>25334643
>>See if you can recruit Elsa.

We don't exactly have to chuck her a rifle first thing, plus an experienced sniper on our side (if/when we do get to the point where we could trust her) would do us a lot of good.
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>>25334643
>See if you can recruit Elsa.

She said it herself earlier, if we hand her over she's as good as dead.

I wouldn't be so kind if she had actually succeeded in inflicting permanent injury on any of our forces, but all she did was give us a few bruises and give Alek a scare. We don't have any beef with her, and even if she isn't shooting she has plenty of applicable skills we could make use of.

Waste not, want not.
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>>25334726
I second this sentiment. It seems like a lot of people just want to recruit her for the hell of it, doesn't seem like something Jager would do.
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>>25334643
>See if you can recruit Elsa.
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>>25334811
If this goes through. I really hope she shots us or try to kill us in some way. This is just plain dumb to be doing.
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>>25334643
>See if you can recruit Elsa.
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>>25334675

This. Jager shouldn't trust her enough to let her really flat out join. But he would understand her viewpoint. Thinking we should verify and then use her. Maybe set up a situation where she can betray easy that is a trap to see if she would go though it?
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I don't think it's too far out of Jaeger's character. I mean, we have Alek, who is imperial, but we don't care about that since he has no loyalty to them. If this girl's story checks out then she'd be in the same boat as him.
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>>25334836
Seriously, at this point if she backstabs us it'll be our own damn fault, will hardly be able to blame her.
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>>25334764
This is why i like this, i think it can be a good middle ground for the people who're iffy or not wanting it.
We have a secure location for her to be held, with little risk of it backfiring on us. We hold the big cards and can peek at her hand when he check up on her reports.
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>>25334845
I think that we will test her a few times before fully letting her join
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>>25334817
I swear if we don't end up making a nation of soldiers so they never run out of cool things to do I'm going to be really disappointed.
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>>25334643
>>See if you can recruit Elsa.

Eh, I like her, and the feeling I'm getting here is that this is nothing personal.

Plus we can make her work for free for a time.
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>>25334643
>See if we can recruit Elsa
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>>25334871
Did you not read the plan! we will be setting that up! Hell we have our nuke!
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>>25334836

It will be so funny if you're wrong.
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>>25334897
Fuck we do have a tac nuke now
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>>25334643
>>Hand over Elsa to Freyberg.
If need be, some mysterious accident can occur in the POW camp and Elsa be killed so thoroughly her body was never found...
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>>25334836
Same here, this is really really dumb.
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>>25334643
"Tell Freyberg we'll hold onto her for now." You say. "But that's not to say that we're going to trust her off the bat. We'll keep her locked up on the Vergeltung while Elizabeth tries to verify all the intel she gave us."

"Fair enough." Sam nods.

>WARNING: Elizabeth's skills will be unavailable during the verification process. This counts as her being on a mission.

>Let's get our money and buy some gear.
>Let's see if Freyberg has more missions for us.
>Other
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>>25334877
If it helps, we can give her a swift punch in the stomach as soon as we give the 'welcome aboard' handshake.

"That's for shooting me, we're square now. Mess is at 1400."
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>>25334897
Which is why I'll be disappointed all the pieces are here man it's got to happen.
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>>25334897
We have a V-1. Hardly a nuke.
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>>25334919

Cruise missile.

Not that's not a potent weapon as well.
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Probably outvoted, but I'm against recruiting Elsa. Though, handing her over to a fate probably worse than death doesn't sit well with me either. Maybe we verify her info, find out what the general wants to do with her, then decide? You know, get all the information we need.

Just feels weird and IMO ooc.
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>>25334925
>>Let's get our money and buy some gear.
money and gear!!!!
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>>25334925
>Other
>Check up on Alek
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>>25334925
>Let's get our money and buy some gear.

Upgrade our stuff.
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>>25334925
>Let's get our money and buy some gear.
Moneymoneymoney mooney. MOOONEY.
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>>25334925
>Let's see if Freyberg has more missions for us.

More money please.
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>>25334925
>>Other
Mention the fuel stores to Freyberg.
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>Let's get our money and buy some gear.

let's see what the good doctor has today.
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>>25334925
>Let's get our money and buy some gear.

>>25334941
Nobody would care about handing her over if she wasn't a woman.
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>>25334643
>Other

Check in with Freyburg, see if he's gonna execute her or send her to a POW camp. She gave us intel, least we could do is try and hold up our end of the bargain.

I'm against recruiting her.
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>>25334925
Need more cool stuff.
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>>25334925
>Let's see if Freyberg has more missions for us.

We could suggest that supply depot thing Elsa talked about, perhaps.

Could be a way to forestall the Imperial reorganization of their offensive, and hopefully a way to draw out the Belkan Knight.
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>>25334925
see this is is a fare outcome
>Let's get our money and buy some gear
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>>25334925
>Let's see if Freyberg has more missions for us.
I say we pocket this cash for a rainy day our upkeep is getting rather high.
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>Let's get our money and buy some gear.
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>>25334949

We probably should.

Think we should tell him what we're planning?
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>>25334928
Relative to current tech, it is the deadliest shit around.
And it'll be a few years 'til Qyburn comes up with the Metal Gear concept.
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>>25334995
Can we get the Night Vision now?
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>>25334925
>Let's get our money and buy some gear
And according to the pastebin, Ramirez is still level 1.
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>>25334925
>>Let's see if Freyberg has more missions for us.

Time to squeeze more money out of him.
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>>25334925
>Let's see if Freyberg has more missions for us.

Mention the fuel dump while we're at it.
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>>25334970
If it was guy with a similar thing, the issue might not have come up, but if it did I'd still stand by it as at the core, it'd be someone who didn't care that much about the imperials.

>>25335020
Yeah when are we going to get to invest our exp?

Also why isn't it by class?
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>>25334925
>>Let's see if Freyberg has more missions for us.
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>>25334925
>Let's see if Freyberg has more missions for us.
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... Actually, wait.

We have that mortar team don't we? Could we use THEM to take out the fuel dump/depot instead of the cruise missile?

Or we just simply get close enough to target the area, and call in the Ustian artillery!
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>>25334925
>Let's see if Freyberg has more missions for us.

Can we hang onto our money for a little longer than two bloody missions.
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>>25334925
>Let's see if Freyberg has more missions for us.

We should mention that fuel dump.

That bit at least is fairly time-sensitive, since the sooner we destroy it the more it'll fuck up their plans.
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>>25335057

We get a free cruise missile for every mission.

And goddammit, there will be no better opportunity to test the thing!
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>>25335057
we save the bomb for something it deserves
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>>25335057
The idea is to test the missile taking it out the traditional way kinda defeats the point.
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>Let's get our money and buy some gear.

Don't really think it is Out of character to check up on her history a bit and see if we can do a defection. Jager is a people person and does realize how useful a morale victory and the like would be if she defected. On the other hand I Think it will take a hell of a long time for him to trust her in any real way. But he also wouldn't want someone just doing there job to be tortured or killed for it.

Be a different story if it was obvious she believed in the imperial ideals. Then he would toss her away right then and there. She isn't acting like one though. So I think he would check and give her a chance just because of how he is.
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>>25335097
but then we'll alert the Imps to it's existence.
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>>25335087
ya but think about this if we over use it the imps will come after US and the good doc
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>>25335109

...But how exactly is this overusing it?
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>>25335108
So we keep it untested and unused forever?
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>>25335109
and this asshole!
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>>25334970

>Nobody would care about handing her over if she wasn't a woman.

I would. A possible defector is a possible defector. Women or man it is a bad idea to just throw that advantage away.
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>>25335134
oh no we use it for a REAL target like one of there land battleships!
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>>25335108
>>25335109
We also need to field test it at some point.

Sometimes you can't work out all the kinks without a few live fire runs. Provided we don't use them all the damn time we should be fine. The Imps aren't going to immediately jump to the conclusion that the Demons have super-weapons from us just blowing up one fuel depot.
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>>25335134
I'm just saying, we should test it in secret, then fuck people over in public.
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>>25335134
No, save it for high priority target instead of something we can knock with arty and mortars. Something we can't get arty and mortar fire on.
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>>25335134

Do it at night. Instead of daylight. Though I would rather get our shoping out of the way first then mention it.
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>>25335155
I'd rather have it tested so the doc can work the bugs out before we rely on it.
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PEOPLE! I have a target....a town filled with undead fuckers
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>>25335186
Oh, yeah, forgot about those guys.
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>>25335186
wait shit we dest- FUUUUUCK!
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>>25335197
Better that way.
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>>25335186
HOLD UP EVERYTHING yes we are wiping that place off the map.
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>>25334970
I wouldn't care that much for capturing him alive, but handing someone who isn't my personal enemy over to the people who really hate them just doesn't sit well with me.
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>>25335216
ya it is going to be a short time until people go looking for this place and blast the rocks open to reveal those assholes!
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>>25335186
We are not doing that.
1) We can't even see the results.
2) They're fucking trapped up there.
3) It's a bigger waste of a missile over using it on a fuel dump.
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>>25334925
MISSION 8 COMPLETE
REWARD: 5000 CREDITS
UPKEEP: 1860
TOTAL: 3140

TREASURY: 4910

EXP: 40

>First things first, lets allocate some long awaited xp!
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>>25335279
Tarin and Alek deserve some
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>>25335237
>>25335216
>>25335202
>>25335186
Can you at least change the way you type before you samefag?
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>>25335279
Raimerz needs some as well hard to have him do everything if he's under leveled.
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>>25335279

Isolde, definitely Isolde.
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>>25335279
For reference

Jager: 0/30
Sam: 0/20
Ramirez: 0/10
Tarin: 0/20
Brillant: 0/20
Julia: 0/20
Heloise: 0/20
Aleksandr: 0/20
Headcase: 0/10
Isolde: 0/10
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>>25335279
Ramirez (10), Heloise (10), Headcase(10), Isolde (10).

That should bring everyone up to two now.
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>>25335279
Current levels?
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>>25335134

...

... No.

No, I got a better idea.

We use it in what will go down as one of the boldest assassination attempts in history!

We use the missile to take out a Valkyrur or an artificial Valkyrur. Maybe the Emperor himself.

You want some grand last stand for the Empire, where you personally get to take down as many enemy troops as possible with you? No. Fuck you. You get hit with a cruise missile, bastard.
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>>25335279

My first thought is Ramirez,Isolde and tarin
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>>25335279
Ramirez, Go up alevel!

Also Alek and Tarin, if we have enough.
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>>25335279
RAMIREZ!

LEVEL UP that AGILITY with your EXPERIENCE POINTS!
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>>25335321
Lets buump... Ramirez, Heloise, Headcase, and Isolde.
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>>25335321
>>25335322
Oops never mind Heloise. Hold on to the ten that I would put into her.
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>>25335279
I say Ramirez and Isolde need some
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>>25335324
This sounds like the perfect plan.

May as well use zombie town as our personal shooting range.
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>>25335322

This.

>>25335324

He's dead, and we need to test the thing first dumbass.
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>>25335321
Ramirez, Isolde, and Julia. Headcase hasn't made himself as useful yet.
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>>25335322
I second this
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>>25335322

Supported.
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>>25335279
Ramirez, Headcase, and Isolde.
Bank the last 10 for next time.
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>>25335365
>Headcase hasn't made himself as useful yet.
wut

You don't remember him charging in with Music blazing along and knocking out those two SPGs...
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>>25335364

Is he? Damn.

Still, there's another Emperor and he's probably a douchebag right?
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>>25335390
Maximillian was a Prince, not the Emperor.

The Emperor is still alive.
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>>25335390

Maximilian was never an Emperor.

Also, we're going to be a long way off from testing it if he's going to be our first target.
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>>25335414
That and the time frame; we're around the time of VC2 as opposed to VC1/VC3
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>>25335322

Heloise=20

so that would be 50 points.

I kind of want to get tarin to level 3 because of how useful she is. That or bank 10 boost all the level 1 to 2. So we can boost jager again in one more mission then start working on the team again.
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>>25335434
Yeah, see >>25335338 I saw my mistake after Merc posted.
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>>25335428

I explicitly noted that he was dead.
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>>25335322
This
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So the consensus seems to be:

Ramirez has reached level 2!
Headcase has reached level 2!
Isolde has reached level 2!

Decide what stats you want to raise or whether you want to roll for a potential.
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>>25335484

I'm voting to raise Isolde's toughness. Dunno about the others.
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>>25335484
Ramirez: STR
Headcase: Potential, I guess.
Isolde: TOU
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>>25335500
should we increase her strength, too?
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>>25335484
Ramirez: potential
Headcase: Ag
Isolde: Acc
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>>25335484
Up Ramirez's T
Potential for Headcase
Up Isolde's Acc
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>>25335484
I vote
Ramirez + Acc
Headcase NEW POTENTIAL
Isolde + T
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>>25335484

Ramirez I think should go for ACC he doesn't typically punch stuff unlike jager. Headcause I think we should go potental or ACC for his tank. and Isolde TOU
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>>25335509

That's her primary.

Continuing to raise her toughness would eventually make her nigh-invincible, especially considering the quality of her armor.
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>>25335506

This.
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Ramirez: Up Agility
Headcase: Roll for Potential
Isolde: Acc

Poor Heloise getting left out and I though people liked her.
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>>25335541
And the fact that lancers are immune to frags and HE shells
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>>25335552

Oh man, her and Sam would make great pointmen wouldn't they?
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>>25335551

Heloise is already level 2.
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So the consensus seems to be.

Ramirez: +1 STR
Headcase: New Potential
Isolde: +1 T

Roll a 1d100
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>>25335564
They can still get riddled with bullets.
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Rolled 35

>>25335572
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Rolled 33

>>25335572
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Rolled 90

>>25335572
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>>25335564
Armor degrades rather quickly as it takes damage. Diminishing returns and all.
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Rolled 20

>>25335572
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>>25335574

Which is why we raise their toughness.
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>>25335576
>>25335580
>>25335582

One of these is not like the others.
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>>25335582

If its "best of first 3" as usual, then I hope its also "higher is better" as usual.

Nice roll, hah.
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Rolled 37

>>25335572
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>>25335571
I don't know how I misread that, perhaps a level indication would help in the future.
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>>25335614

10XPxLevel=Price to Level Up.
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>>25335623
I said a level indicator as all those numbers can blend together too well as opposed a Lv.1, Lv,2, etc.
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>>25335582
NEW POTENTIAL!

Go With the Flow: Vehicle is not slowed by terrain.
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>>25335701
Oh hell yes
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>>25335680
Merc did post a reference >>25335321 Though really he should have that in the this post instead >>25335279
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>>25335701
We have swimming tank?
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>>25335701
Nice.
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>>25335710

He did.

The Pastebin is there for a reason.
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So... this tank has no breaks? It just rolls over all obstacles? Mwaha. Haha.

Nowhere is safe for our enemies!
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>>25335701
now that is a nice potential, I got to ask though does those potential come from the games or did you make them all up?
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>>25335701

Sweeeeet

Does Headcase have to drive the TD?
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>>25335774

Yes.

Because upkeep expenses.
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>>25335783

That and Julia would fucking murder us for taking her away from Fenrir.
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GEAR:

Gallian-A Rifle - 1000
Modified with a water cooling jacket, the Gallian-A is quite a bit heavier than the standard Gallian-1, but allows for a much faster firing rate.

Gallian-S - 1000
A rifle with an extended barrel, increasing accuracy and range.

Theimer Anti-tank Lance - 1000
A lance specialized to take down armor. Improved accuracy and armor penetration, but incompatible with frag rounds.

Mags M10 - 1000
The addition of a water cooled barrel to this SMG vastly improves fire rate and stopping power.

Flamethrower Attachment - 1000
A portable flamethrower that can be added on to most submachine guns, which can lay down a stream of destructive ragnite flames. Shocktroopers only.

Rifle Grenade Attachment - 1000
A modification for rifles that allows them to fire grenades over much larger distances. Scouts only.

Antipersonnel Mine - 1000
A simple mine that can be planted anywhere to act as a booby trap.

Howitzer Team - UPKEEP: 600
Mercenaries armed with a 105mm howitzer that can provide long range fire support.
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>>25335825
R&D

Spiderweave Armor (PROTOTYPE) - 1200
Constructed out artificial fibers several times stronger than steel, this cloth armor provides superior protection to standard Scout armor with no additional weight.

Starlight Scope (PROTOTYPE) - 1000
An experimental scope that can be fitted on any sniper rifle. Has an alternate setting that can be used to improve night vision, though picture quality is still rather poor.

War Emergency Power (PROTOTYPE) - 2000
By disabling the mechanical limiters built into vehicle engines as well as injecting more efficient coolant directly into the engine, total horsepower is nearly doubled. However, has a high chance of damaging said engines.

ATR (PROTOTYPE) - 2000
A high powered anti-material rifle. Uses a massive .50 caliber armor piercing round capable of piercing lightly armored vehicles and structures.

High Velocity Armor Piercing Ammo - 1500
Specialized AP ammo that trades out the standard steel penetrator with tungsten, vastly increasing armor penetration with minimal change in weight. However, tungsten is a rare resource, so equipping HVAP increases a vehicle's upkeep by 200.
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>>25335836
Starlight scope!
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>>25335836
>ATR (PROTOTYPE) - 2000
>A high powered anti-material rifle. Uses a massive .50 caliber armor piercing round capable of piercing lightly armored vehicles and structures.

YES, YESSSSS!

Alek needs a reward after last thread.
>>
As a reminder you have 4910 credits in the bank.
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>>25335836
>Dat fucking ATR

I want it, I want it so bad.
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>>25335836
>Spiderweave Armor (PROTOTYPE) - 1200
This, too
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>>25335836

I must say, it's sort of convenient that we only have one sniper (that we can trust anyway).

GET THAT DAMN ATR!
>>
Get
Gallian-S rifle
Mags M10
Flamethrower Attachment.
Starlight Scope
4000

We need to have enough to pay our upkeep.
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>>25335836
>ATR (PROTOTYPE) - 2000
>A high powered anti-material rifle. Uses a massive .50 caliber armor piercing round capable of piercing lightly armored vehicles and structures.

Since Alek is named Alek we will call it 12.7mm

Also does Julia's potential reduce the upkeep of the HVAP? If so I say that.
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>>25335825
flamethrower attachment and ATR ? gime gime gime
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Starlight Scope 1000
ATR 2000
Spider Weave Armor 1200

so 4200 in total.
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Let's not go crazy with our purchases, now. Keep our upkeep in mind.


Also -- keep in mind that prototypes will only apply to ONE person, so we pretty much have to guess as to who it will benefit because we might end up not getting a chance to make use of it.
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>>25335836

ATR and Howies sound good.

Well if people are sqeuamish about the upkeep then go for the Gallian-A's instead.
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>>25335836
>ATR (PROTOTYPE) - 2000
>A high powered anti-material rifle. Uses a massive .50 caliber armor piercing round capable of piercing lightly armored vehicles and structures.

FUND IT!
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>>25335910
>>25335888
Guys, shouldn't we have SOME savings?
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>>25335935

We only have one sniper (that we can trust) anyway, so the ATR's prototype status doesn't really affect us.
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>>25335836
>ATR (PROTOTYPE) - 2000
>Starlight Scope (PROTOTYPE) - 1000
>Mags M10 - 1000

Lets go with these. Alek needs some new toys, if we keep him loaded up with awesome swag he won't be as pissed when he realizes that we may have implied to Elsa that its open season on his dick, and we've approved her hunting license.
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>>25335910

Supported.

Merc, have I ever told you how much I love you?
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>>25335954
Goddamn people. Leave some for the bank.
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>>25335954

This so much.
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>>25335961

Changing to >>25335954
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At this rate, we'll be a mercenary for decades and retire broke as a beggar.
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>>25335937

Actually, I'm switching as well.

>>25335954
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>>25335954
Yeah, this.

Maybe get Spiderweave armour for Tarin instead of scope?
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>people wanted to save money in case of a failed mission
>people send all the money... again

Why am I not surprised in the least.
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ok, you know what? I'm willing to change my original suggestion (25335910) to just Starlight Scope and ATR, for financial reasons
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>>25335954

Makes sense. It has something for most of the group, too, with the mags.

I wonder when we'll get a night mission, hmm...
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>>25335954

Works for me.
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>>25336004
Spend even.
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>>25335954
Drop the Mag M10 and this has my vote.
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>>25336008

Honestly? I don't care as long as I get the ATR and Scope.

So whatever.
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>>25335954

Yeah, drop the M10 and I'll support this.
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>>25336025

Supporting this suggestion.
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Can I ask why we're gearing up a snipers all of sudden for? One mission and everyone suddenly has a hard on for them?
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>>25336041

Wait shit, I meant >>25336024
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>>25336043
After the shit he's been through, I figure he deserves a reward.
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>>25336024>>25336035

The mags means that the whole group gets something.

Rather than, as >>25336043 points out, just one guy.

We don't always have everything depend on a sniper, and we aren't always on a mission.

But we're pretty much always using guns.
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Anyone have that picture of the sad looking girl with nothing in the fridge but C4? Because I feel like that's the direction we're heading in.

Not that I mind, of course.
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>>25336043

Frankly, Alek has been sort of neglected during our upgrades.

This is the chance too fully kit him out for the foreseeable future.
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>>25335825

Lets go full assult mode.

Gallian-S - 1000

Scouts with higher ACC

Flamethrower Attachment - 1000

Shock troopers able to burn foes fuel and supplies if we reach it and demoralizing.

ATR (PROTOTYPE) - 2000

More anti-tank goody.

Howitzer Team - UPKEEP: 600

Unlikely to go though but would let us use mortars and Howizers and the Bomb Q made. Letting us shell with much higher efficiency each battle.

Is my thoughts.
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>>25336043
4chan in general has a soft spot/throbbing boner of "One Man Wrecking Crew" types of characters. Snipers pretty much personify that ideal. To a lesser extent, scouts and stormtroopers fit that bill too.
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>Mags M10 - 1000
The addition of a water cooled barrel to this SMG vastly improves fire rate and stopping power.

I'd rather increase general effectiveness as opposed to blowing massive wads of cash on things that might not be used much in the next mission.
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May I make a suggestion? Why not, before we buy any money at all, put 10% of our income into a savings account? That way the money will already be in savings before we start spending money, and we won't be tempted to blow it all.
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>>25336084
before we buy anything* at all.
Also, this is 10% before upkeep.
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>>25336061
That's going to bankrupt us with the upkeep, unless we fire the mortars.
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>>25336061
Yes. Blow all our money down the drain. Best idea ever.
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Is it just me or does anyone else find the idea of a water-cooled SMG hyper fucking retarded?
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>>25336084
We won't need savings when we rule Belka.
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>>25336061
no
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>>25336115
Yeah, it's kind of stupid.
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>>25336115
Well it might have been revolutionary at the time. This is more or less 1940's save for glowy sliver haired titty monsters of mass destruction.
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>>25336116
Plan changed we are going big boss
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>>25336135
Pic related

Anyways, so the consensus seems to be the Starlight Scope and the ATR.

TREASURY: 1910 credits
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>>25336095

Be about 2500 Upkeep. and I think we get a minimal of about 3000 per mission. On the other hand it would be a lethal as hell combo and maximizes our assault abillity. But I wouldn't mind if people didn't go for the Howitzers. Still the odds of us failing a mission if we can literally bomb someone like 7 times a mission is low.
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>>25336135
No, like, water cooling is heavy as balls. The entire point of an SMG is to be light, mobile, and compact.
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>>25336133
yeah, I though the point of an SMG was to be light and rapid fire. Adding in water makes it less portable.
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Here's an idea, what if we invest our earnings into opening business that will make us money? Businesses in war torn areas where there will likely be very little competition.
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>>25336141
We can go Big Boss in Belka.
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"Alek? Seeing as how you've been shot at and molested by and Imperial Assassin, I feel obliged to treat you to a fancy new set of toys."
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>>25336199
And will most likely CONTINUE to be molested by her, provided her info checks out.
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>>25336156

Useful. Now we can at least use Alek for some good night sniper missions and he can use his better viewpoints to warn us.

Still next time we get some money we should really buy weapons upgrades for the squad I kind of want higher hit rates.
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>>25336218
In the words of George Takei "Oh my..."
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>>25336156
You suppose the best thing you could to make up for subjecting Alek to sexual molestation at the hands of Elsa is to get a shiny new rifle for him. Fortunately, Qyburn had just finished a monster of a rifle capable of knocking out even tanks under the right circumstances. You even bought that "nightvision" scope he was always bragging about.

You decide to try and get a new mission from Freyberg. Returning to his office, you see him again at his battle map, contemplating his next move.

"Ah, Captain Sturmfuhrer, here for another mission? I'll see what I can find." Freyberg says.

>I'm listening.
>Actually, I got some intel...
>Other
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>>25336199
"Especially because you are most likely going to be molested again."
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>>25336218

Well that's just the price for his new toys.
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>>25336231
>Actually, I got some intel...
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>>25336231
>Actually, I got some intel...
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>>25336231
>>Actually, I got some intel...
Time to spill
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>>25336231
>Actually, I got some intel...

Time to blow up imperial holdings. Damn do I love this job.
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>>25336231
>Actually, I got some intel...
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>>25336226
yeah something more functional overall (like rifles or SMGs)

>Actually, I got some intel...
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>>25336231
"we've managed to get some intel out of our sniper friend, there's apparently a fuel depot nearby it would us good to capture or destroy it"
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>>25336226
Agreed.

>>25336231
>>Actually, I got some intel...
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>>25336334
have we verified this yet?
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>>25336431
we are just about to try.
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>>25336231
"Actually, I just got some intel from our prisoner." You say, pointing to a spot on Freyberg's map. "According to her, there's a huge Imperial fuel depot just north of Sniper Town. Apparently, it contains the majority of the Imps' fuel, so neutralizing it would cripple them pretty bad.

"Hm, yes, we suspected that might have been the case." Freyberg nods. "That would be Solis. It's a town with a huge ragnite refiinery."

"Really?" You ask. "Why wasn't it ever destroyed? One good artillery barrage and it's a massive inferno."

"Well, that's the problem." Freyberg sighs. "What makes Solis effective as a fuel storage facility was that it used to be a massive salt mining complex. After the salt ran out, the town converted the empty mines into storage tanks. The ragnite storage tanks are protected by dozens of meters of solid rock."

"There has to be a way to take it out." You say.

"Well, there is..." Freyberg frowns. "You'd have to physically enter the mines and set off the fuel from the inside."

"That sounds... mighty dangerous."

"And a bit suicidal." Freyberg sighs. "What's even worse is that my superiors in Directus want me to take Solis intact. Strategic resources and all that."

>That's freaking stupid.
>Understandable.
>Other
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>>25336483

... Honestly can't tell if it's understandable or freaking stupid.

I mean... resources and all that.

And on the other hand, the Imperials are dug in.
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>>25336483
>>Understandable.
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>>25336483
>>Understandable.
Stupid, but understandable.
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>>25336500

"That's both stupid and understandable."
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>>25336483
>Understandable.
So we can bomb the eveloving SHIT out of it without setting everything on fire and still get all the fuel. Cool.
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>>25336512

Pretty much, it would cost a huge number of lives...but the payout is potentially worth it.
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>>25336483
>Other
Let's plan an offensive then. The Demons will volunteer as a vanguard.
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>>25336483
>That's freaking stupid.

That's not understandable. You're risking way too many lives for a depot. The risk simply isn't worth it. You can always rebuild whatever you blow up. Yes it eats time but fuck you can't get back the lives you lose in doing this.
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>>25336483
>Understandable.

So all the actual strategic resources are safely underground?

Which mean that, hypothetically, we could drop a fuck-huge bomb right on the Imp's heads and we wouldn't risk setting off the valuable valuable fuel?
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>>25336548
well, expendable grunts and all.
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>>25336483
>>That's freaking stupid.

I can somewhat understand it, still, all those men...
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>>25336559
>expendable grunts
Bullshit. Throwing away lives to take something that should just be blown to hell and back... what are they Soviets? At least they had to man power to pull something like that off. I doubt anyone on the Feds can.
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>>25336483
"that's quite stupid, if we attacked this place with all our forces, and we'd need too to capture it, the imps would just go into hiding inside the old mines and good luck digging them out. but superiors usually only see the numbers, in their situation I might have made the same call... mmmmh how to do this? are those mines only connected to the city or do they have old forgotten entries? because if they do we can get in and take them in a pincer move"
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>>25336548
>vanguard

The amount of fuel though would make it far easier to move any tanks they have though. Rebuilding can take Months on end and possibly years depending on the scale of the place.
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>>25336577

Literally the only reason the Feds can compete with the Imperials despite their sheer incompetence is because of their economic superiority and vast reserves of manpower.
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>>25336596
And it could take years to replace the soldiers you lose in this attack.
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>>25336605
Can you safely say the same for Ustio? They might be rich but based off the start this little campaign here, didn't sound like they had a ton of troops to be throwing away.
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>>25336483
[x] Stupid AND completely logical. Sounds right up our alley.
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>>25336625

I think Ustio might have only money.

Which makes their priorities here make sense -- they're fighting back the Imperials using money, so of course they'd keep money in mind.
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>>25336483
>"That's both stupid and understandable."
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>>25336625
Why do you think we're here...
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>>25336606

Depends on the amount. Right now it looks like they are mainly using mercs for stuff like this and they have been able to stall the offensive of 400K some imperials with some Special Ops help so there not low on numbers.

Not saying it is a good thing. But you can looking at a top down military view justify a lot of death for enough fuel to power the tanks the imperials are using. On the other hand we have no idea just how dug in they really are. At a certain point it does become better to just blow the joint up.
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>>25336652
So every trained solider they have is wroth their weight in gold. The amount of war materiel they be throwing away would most likely ended costing them more.

>>25336673
To make money and not be stupid about it...

Read capturing this depot is beyond stupid when simply blowing it up is safer and more effect option.
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>>25336673
This. Ustian regular forces just have to hold it, elite mercenary units (like ours) will be the ones in the thick of it.
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>>25336691
>effect
>effective
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>>25336691
Think of it like this: what is being defended is a non-renewable resource. Something you have in short supply. Would you trade something you have a lot of for it? Yes. Sadly, the resources we are talking about are lives, which in the end are perfectly renewable.
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>>25336691
You can arm-chair general all you want, at the end of the day we don't know the full strategic picture of this combat theater, and even if we did, we wouldn't be the one's calling the shots.

If Ustian Military Command wants to throw three regiments of men at re-taking this strategic point, then that's their prerogative.
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"That's understandable," you frown, "ragnite is pretty valuable, but it's still really damn stupid. You realize how many men you're going to lose?"

"I'm very well aware." Freyberg shakes his head. "Main problem is that the Imps might try and scuttle the facility rather than let us take the ragnite, or they'll fight to the death to protect it. Either way, it will be a decisive battle."

"Sounds tough."

"Incredibly."

"You know, I think there's a different way to go about this." Sam points out. "We don't have to actually attack Solis. We just have to make sure that none of the fuel in there actually gets OUT."

>I'm not getting it.
>Sam you wonderful wonderful person!
>Other
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>>25336777
>>Sam you wonderful wonderful person!
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>>25336777
>>Sam you wonderful wonderful person!

I guess this is where Alek's new toys come into play.
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>>25336777
>Sam you wonderful wonderful person!
>...I'm not getting it.
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>>25336794
that sounds like us
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>>25336777
So we collapse the tunnel entrances, and then we go back and gig it up later?
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>>25336777
>>Sam you wonderful wonderful person!

Just cave in the entrances.
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>>25336777
"I take you mean blowing the mine entrances up, Sam?"

That would be my only thought.
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>>25336777

What, cause a cave-in or something?

Or maybe make the area to the place inaccessible by blocking all routes to it? (Via rockslides or something... I'm assuming/hoping that's doable.)
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>>25336777
>>Sam you wonderful wonderful person!
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>>25336792

We guerrilla warfare now?
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>>25336794
Second.
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>>25336777
"Sam, you wonderful, wonderful person!" You grin.

"Huh? What's going on?" Freyberg blinks.

"If they're storing all the fuel in the caves, we just blow the entrances. They can't get the fuel out, and they can't get demo teams in the scuttle the fuel. It'll give you time to mount a proper offensive while the Imps can't use all that fuel sitting under their feet."

"That sounds daring." Freyberg nods. "We'd need a very experienced and capable unit. A small one too..."

"I wonder who could possibly fit that description..." You grin.

"Okay, let's get to planning then..."

----

MEANWHILE...

----

"What the hell is Class Z?" You frown.

You are Matthew Wellings, and right now you are confused as hell.

"That makes no sense." Mac frowns. "The classes only go up to G. Is this some kind of joke?"

MAYBE WE SHOULD ASK A TEACHER?

"They're all still observing the rest of the teams in the physical tests." Mac sighs.

>Still, we should try and investigate this.
>Classes start tomorrow anyways. We'll worry about it then.
>Other
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>>25336962
>>Still, we should try and investigate this.
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>>25336962
>Investigate.

I wonder if anyone else got assigned to Class Z yet?
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>>25336962
>Still, we should try and investigate this.
AW SHIT SON HERE WE GO.
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>>25336962

>>Classes start tomorrow anyways. We'll worry about it then.
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>>25336962

>Still, we should try and investigate this.

How am I supposed to brag about which class I'm in if I don't know what it is?
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>>25336962
>Still, we should try and investigate this.
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>>25336962
>Still, we should try and investigate this.
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>>25336962
>>Still, we should try and investigate this.
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Oh, btw, MC, I'd really like for us to get a chance at playing out Elizabeth's interrogation of Elsa. I wanted to leave the actual interrogating to the experts anyway, so while the rest of the Demons are on a mission...
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>>25336962
>Still, we should try and investigate this.

We must know what kind bullshit we've gotten into.
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>>25336962
>Still, we should try and investigate this.
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>>25336962
>investigate
we should see about getting a 4th guy and a dog on the team, just so we can scooby our way around lanseal
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>>25336962
"Still, we should try and investigate this." You say. "Because I'm not going to get any sleep if I let this lie."

"Same here." Mac agrees.

<Affirmative> Artya signs.

"So uh, were do we start?" Mac asks.

>Hit the books! The school records have to mention them somewhere!
>Ask the students! They might know something!
>Ask the teachers! If we can reach them!
>Other
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>>25337045
Why 'guy'? We already have two guys. We need a girl and a dog.
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>>25337078
>Ask the students! They might know something!
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>>25337002
>Elizabeth does something suspicious under /tg/'s play
>conspiracy theories and paranoia mongering everywhere....again

It's like you really want another shitstorm to happen.
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>>25337078
>>Ask the students! They might know something!
>>Ask the teachers! If we can reach them!
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>>25337078
>Ask the teachers! If we can reach them!
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>>25337083
oh right, my bad
>>25337078
hit the books! or failing thing hit people with books until they tell us what they know
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>>25337099
if all else fails, then hit the books
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>>25337078
Split up gang! Artya hits the books, she's clever and good at finding things, but won't be the most helpful for asking people.

We go for the teachers and Mac goes for students, or vice versa. We report back with what we've learned after a bit.
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>>25337078
>>Ask the teachers! If we can reach them!
Seeing as we are probably some of the stealthiest people in the school, we should be able to make it to them.
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>>25337078
>Ask the teachers! If we can reach them!

They're the ones that will most likely know.
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>>25337078

>Teachers

on the way, as we look for teachers,

>Students

(but don't tell them about the letter we got, just ask what class they're in to see how widespread this Class Z thing is)

And if we don't get anything out of teachers,

>Library
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>>25337078
No, wait, this is perfect, we split up. Artya for books, Mac for teachers, Matt for students
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>>25337132
>>25337110
Right. Changing my vote (>>25337090) to splitting up.
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>>25337078
These >>25337110
>>25337132

Split up, cover more ground. I don't care that much if Mac goes for teachers or Matt goes for teachers. They can flip a coin.
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alright! what are we waiting for? Split up, gang!
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>>25337078
Time to go full scooby doo, we're splitting up like >>25337110
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>>25337078
>>Teachers
I vote we go straight to the top, then ask whomever they bump us down too.

The headmaster, the Drill Instructor, or the lady in the lab coat who everyone defers too. One of them should know who we need to report to.
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>>25337078
"Let's split up." You say. "Mac, you ask any of the students you find. Artya, check the library. The school records have to have some kind of record on them."

"Got it." Mac nods. "Maybe the school hotties might know something..."

<Affirmative>

As you go your separate ways, you return back to the testing area where all the teachers are gathered. However, the problem is that they're all sitting atop a raised set of bleachers. There are a bunch of students sitting up there as well, but he faculty are clearly in their own reserved section.

>Try and sneak in and eavesdop!
>It's almost noon. They've got to leave the bleachers eventually!
>Other
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>>25337271
>>Try and sneak in and eavesdop!
Because this is in no way a bad idea.
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>>25337271
>>Try and sneak in and eavesdop!
cause we snipers
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>>25337271
>Try and sneak in and eavesdop!

We've gone this far, let's keep on going.
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>>25337271
>It's almost noon. They've got to leave the bleachers eventually!
Teachers never skip lunch.
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>Try and sneak in and eavesdop!
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>>25337271
>>Try and sneak in and eavesdop!

But first toss something in there like a charm or a 'lucky' bullet or something to justify as to WHY we're snooping around there.

'I'm looking for what it is that dropped down there. So sorry! Just can't be my best without it.'
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>>25337271
>Go into the reserved section and see if you can't ask one of the teachers over.
Why does everything have to be so difficult?
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>>25337271
>>25337327
This. Why the hell should be sneaking around in school for fuck sake.
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>>25337327

Reasonable. Direct. Good.
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>>25337327
>>25337347
>>25337363
Where's the fun in that?
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>>25337327

supporting this.
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>>25337370
This.
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>>25337370
This isn't meant to be fun? We're here for info get it and leave.
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>>25337327
>>25337347
Because we're not just any Lanseal NCO wannabes.

We're Class Z, and our job is to figure out stuff like this this. We'd be a disgrace to Sis, and Jager, if we didn't go into any situation already knowing everything we needed to know.

I have an idea for a better name. We have to honor those we respect, correct? We'll unofficially try to get known as the Demon Spawn.
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>>25337405
Fuck yeah!
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>>25337271
You suddenly get the idea to try and ask one of the teachers over, but they're too busy observing the trainee matches below to pay any attention to you. However, you DO attract the attention of the guards, who shoo you away. Obviously this was a TEACHERS ONLY gathering.

So you default to plan B to try and sneak your way into the teacher section. You notice there's an empty space under the bleachers that nobody has really been paying attention to. Well, except for a few students who wanted a bit of... privacy. Making sure nobody was looking, you discreetly slide down into the underside of the bleachers, making sure to stick to the shadows. Hopefully none of the guards decide to look down...

>roll 1d20
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>>25337405
Yes because getting information directly makes us 'wannabes.'

Why in gods name would be a disgrace to people for asking questions. We be a disgrace for not asking them.

Dear god no to that name.
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Rolled 15

>>25337426
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Rolled 20

>>25337426
Let's go
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Rolled 16

>>25337426
Sneaking!
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Rolled 20

>>25337426
they see me rollin' on my front lawn
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Rolled 15

>>25337426
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Rolled 19

>>25337426
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Rolled 10

>>25337426
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>>25337447
>>25337449
Yay.
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Rolled 3

>>25337449
Ok, sorry man.
>>25337448
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>>25337446
>>25337447
>>25337448
>>25337449
>>25337450
>>25337451
Motherfucking ninja.

Also, 6 consecutive posts, nice.
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>>25337442
You aren't wrong in any of your assumptions, and I admit that the name is a little silly.

But that's the point, it's safer and saner to shoot enemy aces full of holes or just blow them to bits. Not fight them one on one or tackle them from a second story window. We don't have the world's best role models.

Anyway, they're screwing with us, so we might as well screw with them.

Still stick to the 'I dropped my bunk assignment sheet and I think it might be here.' excuse for when we get found out.
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>>25337426
It's like you were never even there. The guards and the teachers don't notice your presence as you silently sneak your way directly under them.

You've got the lion's choice of who to listen in on. There's the headmaster, several senior teachers, or the senior drill instructors.

>Focus on the headmaster. He's the one at the top.
>Focus on the teachers. They're the ones actually running the classes.
>Focus on the drill instructors. They're pretty down to earth.
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>>25337529
>>Focus on the teachers. They're the ones actually running the classes.
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>>25337529
>Focus on the headmaster. He's the one at the top.
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>>25337529
>>25337529
>Focus on the teachers. They're the ones actually running the classes.
It's either them or the headmaster.
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>>25337529
>Focus on the headmaster. He's the one at the top.
He's the boss, and the boss knows the most, right?
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>>25337529
>>Focus on the headmaster. He's the one at the top.
If there's something different than anything we know, we go to those most likely involved.
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>>25337529

>Focus on the teachers. They're the ones actually running the classes.

they might still be a little excited about how our match played out.
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Rolled 4

>>25337529
>>Focus on the headmaster. He's the one at the top.
>>Focus on the teachers. They're the ones actually running the classes.
in that order
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>>25337559
Same
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>>25337529
You take position under the Headmaster, who is seated to the rear of the faculty and next to some scientist lady, which you find odd, considering that Lanseal didn't really have any science labs or anything like that.

Either way, you need to listen in to what they're saying. You strain your ears to hear through the background noise.

>roll 1d20
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Rolled 17

>>25337643
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Rolled 12

>>25337643
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Rolled 19

>>25337643
Dice fall
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Rolled 11

>>25337643

Hey! Listen!
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>>25337651
Bueno.
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remind me, how many rolls count to the final outcome?
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>>25337694
first 3 if you roll a 1 the highest of those three is ignored
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>>25337651
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>>25337711
It's only cheating if it's physically impossible.
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>>25337726
And even then, that was just you misunderstanding the rules. Very sorry, wont happen again.
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>>25337651
Luckily for you, you manage to get in just the right position to get a good portion of their conversation.

"Did you see any promising students?" The Headmaster says.

"Hmmm, nobody terribly impressive. They all seem rather luckluster compared to the promise Subject 6 showed..."

"You will refer to him as Leon Hardins. He deserves at least that much respect." The Headmaster tuts harshly.

"...my apologies, Headmaster." The scientist says, not sounding sorry at all. "However, Team 7 showed some amount of promise. Especially with that student with the mask."

"I must point out that she is a Darcsen."

"Pity, that means she'll be incompatible. How about the others?"

"Novak got to them first. They're in his class now."

"I don't see why you give that man so much leeway in this school." The scientist complains.

"The man saved my life. It's the very least I can do for him. Besides, he has the same amount of freedom within the school you do."

"Debatable."

"Now you're acting like a spoiled child. There are more students ready to be tested."

"I think I've seen enough." The scientist gets off and walks away.

"That woman..." The Headmaster shakes his head.

It's about noontime now, and quite a number of teachers are leaving for lunch. However, a few stay behind.

>Follow the teachers that are leaving.
>Eavesdrop on the ones that stayed behind.
>Other
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>>25337821
>Eavesdrop on the ones that stayed behind.
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>>25337821
>>Eavesdrop on the ones that stayed behind.
because that's how we roll
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>>25337821
>>Other

Break off and regroup with the other two. We've got a key point of intel and the longer we hang here, the bigger a risk discovery is.

The name Novak is more than enough to go on though non-risk channels.
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>>25337821

>Eavesdrop on the ones that stayed behind.

they might leak some more info.

>Incompatible, for what?
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>>25337821
>>Eavesdrop on the ones that stayed behind.
Might as well.
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Well that was interesting, finding out about things, though Novak... can't recall if there's a character in VC2 or not.

I wonder if someone associated with him would be around or going.

>>25337843
I'm seconding this as we have a piece of hard Intel, no point in risking things.
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>>25337821

>>25337848 changing this to >>25337843
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>>25337845
Artificial Valkyrur.
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>>25337821
>Eavesdrop on the ones that stayed behind.
Continue the sneaking mission.

I wonder who this Novak is. And who's Leon, for that matter. Is this related to that scary artificial Valkyria project?
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>>25337843
Supporting
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>>25337843
alright, this seems reasonable, let's go with it.
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>>25337821
"Novak..." It wasn't much, but you've got a piece of hard intel now. You decide to break up your investigation and try to link up with your friends to see if they found anything.

>Find Artya first
>Find Mac first
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>>25337898
>>Find Artya first
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>>25337898
>Find Mac first

We know where Artya is, she's also easy to find in a crowd.
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>>25337898
>Find Mac first
We might have to pull his ass out of the fire. Artya will be fine.
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>>25337898
>Find Mac first
Combing through books will need a bit more time than talking to people.
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>>25337898
>>Find Artya first
Because she was mentioned more specifically, it would be fresher in our minds, and thus the first thing we do.
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>>25337898
>Find Mac first
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>>25337898
>Find Mac first
He must be getting slapped again.
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>>25337898

>Find Artya first.
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>>25337898
>>Find Artya first
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>Find Mac first
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>>25337898
You decide to look for Mac first. You already now Artya's in the library, so you might as well get the harder task done with first. However, finding Mac wasn't quite as hard as you feared. All you had to do was tail the Class A girls, and sure enough, you see Mac trying to woo that lead bully that was messing with Artya earlier today.

"Awwww, come on, Juliana!" Mac pleads. "Someone like you must've heard about Class Z!"

"I've heard nothing of the sort!" Juliana huffs. "And it's Miss Everheart to you! Commoners should not be speaking to me on a first name basis!'

"I know you like playing hard to get, but seriously, I need to know this!"

Juliana then snaps her fingers, and two rather burly looking Class A students materialize behind Mac.

"Please get rid of this riffraff. I don't care how, but show him his place." Juliana says before striding off.

"It looks like you made our class chair angry." One of the goons says.

"We should teach you a lesson." The other one comments.

"Hey now guys, I don't exactly swing that way..." Mac laughs nervously, backing away to a more advantageous position.

>Let this play out. Mac looks like he's got a plan. If not, well, he kinda deserved it.
>Jump in help a bro out.
>Other
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>>25337898
>find mac
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>>25337995
>Other
"Juliana is a WHOOOOOOOOOOOORE!!!

And run
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>>25337995
Let it play out while stealthily approaching, if need be we sucker punch one of the goons, if not we get a front row seat for whatever he has planned.
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>>25337995
>>Let this play out. Mac looks like he's got a plan. If not, well, he kinda walked into it.
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>>25337995
>Other
>About-face and find Artya
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>>25337995

>class chair
>slut
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>>25338018
I approve
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>>25338018
This.
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>>25338018
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>>25337995
>Let it play out.
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>>25337995
>>Other
"Mac!" Come up quickly, before Juliana gets out of earshot. "Glad I found you, come on. Novak wants us. NOW."

It gets Mac in the clear and it's to gauge the reactions of Strawberry Milk and Things 1 & 2.
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>>25338045
>Strawberry Milk

My sides.
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>>25337995
You begin to stealthily approach the altercation, making sure to blend in with the other students who have stopped by to observe.

"Now now, guys, I'm sure we can resolve this without coming to blows." Mac says, backing up.

"The time for talk is over." Goon 1 says. "Now's the time for fists!"

>roll 1d20
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Rolled 13

>>25338093
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Rolled 18

>>25338093
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Rolled 12

>>25338093

oh shit Mac what are you doing?
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Rolled 14

>>25338093
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Rolled 5

>>25338093
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Rolled 16

>>25338093
That is the most goonish thing I have ever heard.
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Rolled 19

>>25338093
MAC ATTACK!
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Rolled 17

>>25338093

Shit son what the fuck this is still going? Merc com you're god among man.
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>>25338120
More like a destructive monster out to ruin my day.

I have a session to GM in 6 hours. I was expecting to be asleep 1-2 hours ago. But Merc Com JUST. KEEPS. WRITING.

I love you Merc Com never stop
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>>25338075
That is a good nickname for her.
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>>25338193
I can picture it.
The two seconds of confusion
The one second of shock
And the five minutes of screaming
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"What's going on here!!?" You see a brown haired teacher with squinty eyes stride into the hall. "Not a fight, I hope."

"Nothing sir. Just showing the freshman the ropes." One of the goons mumbles.

"Well, you'll just have to find time later. Lunch break is almost over. Don't you have class to get back to?"

The goons, defeated, grumble and walk off, giving Mac a vindictive glare. With the main attraction interrupted, the other students begin to disperse.

The teacher, his job done, nods to Mac and leaves him and you to your separate ways.

"Woooo, that was too close." Mac breathes a sigh of relief.

"Didn't you have a plan?" You ask.

"Yeah, well, it involved just sucker punching one of them and then run for my life."

"Ah." You nod. "Anyways, I managed to get a name. Possibly the teacher of our class. You ever hear of anybody called Novak?"

"Never heard of him." Mac shakes his head. "I couldn't get anything useful from the students around here either. None of them have heard anything about Class Z. However, there are rumors about a number of students that just up and disappeared. The teachers say they dropped out, but a lot of these guys were at the top of their respective classes. It's weird."

"Well, maybe Artya's found something." You say. "Let's go."

The two of you make your way to the library. It's empty at this hour, so it doesn't take long for you to find Artya, who seems to be in a rather enthusiastic conversation with another student.

"Hey! Artya!" You call out.

Artya turns to you and waves, but the other student, a Darcsen girl, widens her eyes in surprise and she bolts out of sight.

>Follow the girl.
>Ask Artya if she knows her.
>Ignore the girl and ask Arty if she found anything.
>Other
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>>25338120
>>25338132
What can I say. I'm on a roll on Saturday nights.
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>>25338231
>>Ask Artya if she knows her.
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>Ask Artya if she knows her.

No point in chasing the girl (likely Magari~), but no harm in asking if Artya's made a friend.

Though Mac certainly did find something about: Class Z likely takes the best of the best and possibly a natural rival for Class A
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>>25338231
>Follow the girl.

Magari? YESSSSSSSSSS
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>>25338249
Second, why do I get the feeling Merc com couldn't resist sex hair darcsen engineer?
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>Ask Artya if she knows her.
>>25338239
>Merc Command in charge of letting me sleep
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>>25338231
>>Ask Artya if she knows her.
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>>25338256
That feel when Australian so right now its just almost 9 PM. Plleeeennntttyy of time
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>>25338255
good taste perhaps?

>>25338256
it's nearly 6am here and I'm not complaining though I'm glad I'm off until tuesday.
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>>25338231

>Ask Artya if she knows her.

"making friends i see."
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>>25338249
>ask about the girl
>>25338255
that's something I never understood in the game, nobody likes darcsens and yet it seems like every single man in lanseal is hitting on the darcsen girls
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>>25338293

Great work ethic, culturally compelled to be nice people and most importantly of all... Gallian. Tell me whats not to like?
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>>25338256
for where I'm from it starts at 3 in the morning, choosing between joining the quest a while after it started or going to bed early to wake up at 3 so I can be there at the start is a tougher choice than you'd think
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>>25338293
Well Gallia isn't quite so bad though among parts of nobility it's likely a bit worse than the rest. That and while there's some who are ill at ease with them in Class G, there's others who have no such problems.

>>25338309
provided you don't buy into the old biases, one wouldn't really find a problem with them. I'm surprised more don't question the old legend considering A) Darscens are nice easy going people and aren't rare while B) the supposedly good Valkyur are rare and there's been a case of one example nuking an entire base.
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>errybodies face when merc keeps writing
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>>25338341
Hear hear!
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>>25338231
You briefly consider following that mystery girl, but ultimately decide against it. You've got bigger things to worry about right now.

"Hey, that girl was pretty cute." Mac whistles.

"Focus, Mac. We're on a mission here."

"Right, right."

HELLO MATT. HELLO MAC

"Hey, Artya." You smile. "Who was that girl? Do you know her?"

Artya scribbles madly in her notebook.

HER NAME IS MAGARI. VERY NICE. HELPED ME NAVIGATE THE LIBRARY.

"How nice of her." You grin. It was amusing to see that Artya was having better luck at making friends than Mac. "Anyways, did you find anything about Class Z?"

Artya shakes her head.

LOTS OF MYSTERIOUS BLANKS IN THE SCHOOL RECORDS. ALL RECENT.

"Huh, have you found anything on a guy named 'Novak', then?"

Artya pauses for a second before writing down another note.

MAYBE. LET ME CHECK.

She grabs another book and flips through it rapidly before pointing at one of the pages.

You pick up the book and read it for yourself. Apparently, it was an old history book on notable Lanseal graduates. There, listed right on the page is an Edward Novak, who graduated just before EWI. However, any records after that may as well have been nonexistent.

"Well, it's not much, but we're definitely getting somewhere." You say. The pieces were starting to fall into place. A mystery teacher, missing students...

Artya taps you on the shoulder.

WERE YOU FOLLOWED?

"Huh? I don't think so. Why?"

Artya hurriedly scribbles another note.

TWO UNKNOWNS HAVE BEEN WATCHING US EVER SINCE YOU CAME IN HERE.

"Shit." You breathe. You read that, Mac?"

"Yeah." Mac frowns. How are we going to handle this?

>Be direct. Confront them openly!
>Be sneaky. See if you can get the drop on them.
>Other
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>>25338338

Yeah well Racism sort of defies logic past shallow precepts anyway so its not awfully surprising

>>25338352

Old Military Academy like lanseal should have a pretty big library, lets try get the drop on them, well Artya can. We're probably going to fuck up again.
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>>25338352
we're two snipers and a scout , we're sneaky bastards
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>>25338352
[x]Be sneaky. See if you can get the drop on them.

Class Z, motherfuckers! The sneakiest ever!
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>Be direct. Confront them openly!

If they're older class Z students, trying to be sneaky wouldn't work,
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>>25338352
>>Be sneaky. See if you can get the drop on them.
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>>25338352
>Other
Do the classic "accidentally" run/fall into one of them. Tell Artya what you're about to do in a normal voice. Any sneaky shit is suspicious.
The plan is to tickle her. Have her attempt to flee, but we pursue but end up tripping and falling into one of our followers. Then we play it by ear.
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>>25338352

>I love our scout.

>Be sneaky. See if you can get the drop on them.

it's a sneak-off.
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>>25338341
I live in California, and it's4 in the goddamn morning here.
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>>25338399
Fuck you, I'm east coast. It's 7. I've been on here since 10. I regret none of it.
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>>25338341

1 in the afternoon here.

>i can do this for 11 more hours
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>>25338352
>Be sneaky. See if you can get the drop on them.

First, act as if what she was saying on her notepad had nothing to do with followers. Something like "No Artya, you can't even eat ice cream while wearing a gasmask, I'm not going to get some for you."

Sign for her to subtly point out their location while doing this. Pretend like we're leaving or looking for a book, depending on their location, and head in their general direction. Once we have the drop on them we'll make a move.
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>>25338352
"Shit, you think it's those goons from Class A?" You wonder.

"Gotta be. They're not the type to give up." Mac sighs.

PLAN OF ACTION?

"We'll split up. Pretend we're looking for some kind of book. Artya, you're the sneakiest and you know where they are, so you try and sneak up on them while we keep them distracted. If they're following you, double back and let us know."

Artya nods and gives the thumbs up.

One cue, the three of you split up, keeping a wary eye behind you.

>roll 1d20
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Rolled 10

>>25338448
here comes the fail
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>>25338405
At least you're not typing on a fucking phone.

...Oh Jesus, I really need some sleep.
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Rolled 20

>>25338448
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Rolled 19

>>25338448
Dice
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>>25338458

YUS.
Stop rolling guys. Stop NOW
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>>25338458
Jesus, the dice fucking love Matthew Wellings and his band of misfits.
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>>25338461
I think we should have been a scout, we're a lot better at sneaking than shooting
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>>25338458
Wow, totally different than yesterday's dice, eh?
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>>25338485
We're class Z mothafucka, class A goons aint got shit.
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>>25338499
that's assuming they're class A. I'm putting my money on them being from Class Z.
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>>25338458
You stop and pretend to pick out a book from a nearby shelf. You see Artya approaching from your left. She stops briefly and quietly passes a note to you. You open up the book and slip the note inside so you can read it without looking suspicious.

FLANK THEM FROM AISLE H. MAC WILL TAKE THEM FROM AISLE C.

Putting the book back, you quickly but quietly make your way to aisle H. Moving down, you catch sight of two students. Not the same goons. Actually, they don't look very threatening at all, but you have to keep your guard up. They seem to be more interested in keeping an eye on the door than down the aisles, which gives you and Mac a perfect chance.

>Ambush them!
>Confront them, but don't get physical.
>Other
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>>25338511
>>Confront them, but don't get physical.
No need for violence just yet.
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>>25338511
>Confront them, but don't get physical.

But have things ready to make a bookshelf fall on them at any moment if we need to.
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>>25338507
Well, if they're strawberry milk's defense squad then... >>25338511 and now I don't even know what to think

>Confront them, but don't get physical.
I guess
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>>25338511
>other: keep observing them and try to see what their class is
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>>25338511
>>Other
Could you help a new student out? You know where the nearest bathroom is?
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>>25338511

>Confront them, but don't get physical.
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>>25338511
Confront them, but lets not be physical, we're sneaky not blood thristy
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>>25338511
You and Mac both move out as one, cornering the two strangers between yourselves.

"Hey, just who do you guys think you are, following us around?" You ask.

"Yeah, you really want to beat us up that badly?"

"What are you talking about?" One of the students asks.

"You know what we're talking about. You're from Class A, aren't you? Here to beat us up on Juliana's orders!" You accuse them.

"Oh wait.. you thought...?" Both students then burst into laughter.

"Hey... what's so funny?" Mac asks.

"This whole damn thing! You guys manage to get the drop on us, but for a completely different reason!" The first student laughs.

"Strange how these things work." The second student laughs.

"Hey, you're going to explain what's going on to us?" You ask.

"Well, you can just ask Price, our class chair." The first student shrugs. "He should be coming down soon."

At that point, Artya arrives to the scene.

"All right, Artya's here! Now you guys are really going to feel the hu-" Mac chokes when he realizes there's somebody behind Artya, holding her by the collar.

SORRY. I DIDN'T SEE HIM AT ALL.

Artya seems crestfallen.

"Oh, hey, speak of the devil!" The first student casually salutes. Well, there's our class chair, John Price!"

"MacTavish, Nikolai, I'm disappointed." Price sighs. "You got jumped by freshmen."

"Oh yeah?" The student, presumably MacTavish grins. "Those fresh bruises on your face mean you didn't pull off your end of the op flawlessly."

"You need to start taking missions more seriously Even if they're only for training." Price shakes his head, then turns to look at you. "Despite what I said, you did a pretty damn good job, freshies. Maybe there's some hope for you in Class Z after all."

>And that's it for tonight, so you guys can actually get some sleep! Next thread will be Sunday night 6-7pm PST!
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>>25338636
>Someone actually managed to catch Artya
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>>25338636
Called it!
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>>25338636

awesome!

I fuckin love Artya!
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>>25338636
>Price, Soap and Nikolai.

Our GM is an awesome GM.

And should totally hook Soap up with Magari.
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>>25338636
> next thread in 12 hours
Man I'm going to wake up and have to do this again?
Can't wait.
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>>25338636
SLEEP, AT LAST!
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>>25338654
Older Class Z student, nuff said. I'd imagine they're trained to be extra observant compared to most.
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>>25338676
such is the life of the quest followers on /tg/
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>>25338680
I love how it's the GM wearing us out and not vice versa.
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>>25338695
I'm sure he's tired as well, But I see what you mean
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>>25338685
Also, it's Captain Motherfucking PRICE.
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>>25338709
his beard will lead us to victory
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>>25338636
I hope for our sake that this is CoD 1 and 2 Price not 4 Price. CoD 1 and 2 Price best Price.

Also does this mean its time to operate?
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holy shit