Your original name is long forgotten. You are a ghost operative of the Terran Dominion, under Emperor Arcturus Mengsk. Your Codename is Delta Phoenix. Possibly, was Delta Phoenix. At 1200 hours you received a transmission from Korhal. "The Emperor is Dead. Long live the Emperor. "Other frequencies report a massive zerg invasion. Huge casualties. Then silence. This registers to you at some level but does not change the objective of your mission. You are on Umoja to eliminate an Anti-Dominion member of the Protectorate and his operations. As the radio silence reaches it's peak, you finally vault the wall into the compound. It's a man-made paradise. Large trees, fountains, tracts of grass, and winding stone paths decorate this courtyard. Your first objective is to locate the previous unit sent on this task- a squad of dominion marines- and determine their status.>The quickest way would be to hack one of the compound's terminals.>The safest way would be to attempt to read the minds of guards posted around the compound without being detected.>The best way to be sure would be to interrogate one of the guard captains. Violently. >Awaiting input...
>>25742875>The safest way would be to attempt to read the minds of guards posted around the compound without being detected.
>>25742875>>The quickest way would be to hack one of the compound's terminals.
>>25742875>>The safest way would be to attempt to read the minds of guards posted around the compound without being detected.
>>25742875Ghosting?>The safest way would be to attempt to read the minds of guards posted around the compound without being detected.
>>25742875>The best way to be sure would be to interrogate one of the guard captains. Violently.because no one else picked it
>>25742875>The safest way would be to attempt to read the minds of guards posted around the compound without being detected.Gotta go with the flow.
>Registering Consensus. You decide that there is no reason to raise the alarm prematurely. You activate your cloaking reactor and in under a second you are naked to the human eye. Your sensor suite engages and registers the location of several guards in infrared. You move under cover, silent and unseen, from guard to guard. They are lightly armed, most are armed with only a single sidearm. The familiar feeling of invading another's thoughts tingles through your scalp and deep into your head as you hear their thoughts.>"Oh the things I'd do that secretary in the east wing-">"Did I leave my keys in my ATV?">"Just one hour until lunch, then 4 hours until-">"Protoss pee, right? Do they? And how do they eat?">"Wonder who those mercenaries were working for. They don't come that armed without good reason. Wonder if they're still in containment or if they've been picked up yet." Disgusted with the average intelligence of the guards, but armed with the information you need, you dig deeper into this guard's mind. The path from here to this compound's containment floods your mind's eye. You turn around and make for the bunker at the far end. It will take you to an underground complex with 5 holding cells. With any luck the marine squad will still be alive. As you approach the bunker you note your points of entry. >Quickest: Front door, detonate C8-A charge, kill 2 posted guards instantly, this will alert the remaining forces. You will then cover the entrance with Recluse mines. Exit will likely be dangerous and other objectives may be in jeopardy. >Safest: Air-Ventilation system. You will need to deactivate several air filters and sensors, but you will reach the holding cells undetected. This will take some time, and you risk the possibility of losing contact with the other assets.
>>25743277>Safest: Air-Ventilation system. You will need to deactivate several air filters and sensors, but you will reach the holding cells undetected. This will take some time, and you risk the possibility of losing contact with the other assets.Slow and steady, don't go loud if we can avoid it.
>Safest: Air-Ventilation system. You will need to deactivate several air filters and sensors, but you will reach the holding cells undetected. This will take some time, and you risk the possibility of losing contact with the other assets.
>>25743277>>Safest: Air-Ventilation system. You will need to deactivate several air filters and sensors, but you will reach the holding cells undetected. This will take some time, and you risk the possibility of losing contact with the other assets.
Rolled 98>>25743334>Quickest: Front door, detonate C8-A charge, kill 2 posted guards instantly, this will alert the remaining forces. You will then cover the entrance with Recluse mines. Exit will likely be dangerous and other objectives may be in jeopardy. Time to be a man
>>25743277>>Quickest: Front door, detonate C8-A charge, kill 2 posted guards instantly, this will alert the remaining forces. You will then cover the entrance with Recluse mines. Exit will likely be dangerous and other objectives may be in jeopardy.we got a schedule to keep, time to operate operationally in operations
>Registering Consensus. You decide that the marine squad has waited this long. A few more minutes won't make much difference. Your personal feelings also register that if they were caught, they are not particularly useful to you in this mission. You quietly place a searing charge on one of the vents, and shield your eyes as it burns through. You gracefully drop down and deactivate your stealth reactor. As you move forward your suit's internal communications picks up the transponders of the marine's. 4 of the 5 of them immediately register as alive and in good health. As you move forward, taking careful time to deactivate the sensors and reroute air systems in your way, the life signs start to fade. You have no doubt the marines are under interrogation. One by one, the signs fade, until one weak signal remains. You are over the interrogation room. You hear muffled voices as you approach your exit vent, in the ceiling of this room. >"You Dominion boys are tough, I'll give you that. I'll give you a whole lot more if you don't tell me what you know."You hear a faint sparking. Your internal sensors register an electrical discharge consistent with jumper cables connected to a civilian-class vehicle battery. Then a scream as your sensors indicate the last transponder go dark, then come back.>"Careful Jeb. We gotta make sure we find out what they was doin' a'fore we kills 'em."You move quieter than a shadow. The vent unscrews without a sound. The marine sees you descend with his one bloodied eye, his chest burnt and cut and bloodied by crude interrogation techniques. Amateurs. As you slowly descend to the ground, you draw your sidearm with one hand. You grab one guard by the neck, snapping it instantly, as you discharge your pistol three times into the eye sockets of the other. You then turn your attentions to the last member of the squad, who looks at you as some sort of guardian angel. >Loading next segment. Stand by...
>Loading complete.The marine coughs, blood spews onto the ground before him. You step forward. Your HUD notifies you of the man's name and rank. You address him.>"Corporal Henders. Report the situation.">"Pretty good here, spook. We know what's goin' on with Councilman Migar. He's loading up a carrier full of a few thousand dissidents and heading out of dominion space. We just have to take out that carrier, and we'll take out all the dissidents and the Councilman himself.">"Are you combat ready?">"All our equipment's in this bunker. Load me up with a squad's worth of ammo an' I'll show these sunsubishes why you don't hook my nipples up to jumper cables.">"How much intel do you have on the super-carrier and dissidents?">"All in my suit, boss."You have the information you need from the Corporal. He would be a useful distraction, if you decided you need one. However, he could prove a liability. You can either execute the corporal and move on a solo mission, or re-arm him and keep him handy as backup. As he's a marine he'll be mostly useless without the large, loud combat suit. Lastly, if you're feeling particularly merciful, you can leave him to his own devices.>Execute Corporal.>Order Corporal to render Assistance.>Order Corporal to attempt escape.
>>25743723>>Order Corporal to render Assistance.
>>25743723>Order Corporal to attempt escape.the guy did his job give him a chance to haul ass out of there
>>25743723>Order Corporal to attempt escape.
>>25743723>Order Corporal to render Assistance.
>Registering Consensus. You decide the corporal will prove useful. You holster your sidearm and draw your combat knife. The Corporal looks momentarily concerned as you step towards him, but is instantly relieved as you cut the binding behind him. You both make for the armory, where 5 damaged CMC armories stand. The corporal steps into the least damaged and picks up two Gauss rifles, straps a bandoleer of grenades around one shoulder, and straps an anti-vehicle rocket launcher to his back. You can't help but admire his impending sense of vengeance, and though his face appears angry and determined, your innate abilities pick up on his inherent fear of you. He currently thinks of you as 'the boogeyman.' Cute.As he Corporal makes his way about the armory, the supercarrier's schematics are brought up on your HUD. There are many points of entry, security is heavy, and you have several possible targets.Your first decision is your approach:>Stealth: This will be more difficult with the corporal, as his records indicate a propensity for violence and several commendations for valor in combat. It will provide the least resistance.>Combat: Well suited to the Corporal. Resistance will be heavy, and it is likely you will be wounded in combat, decreasing likelyhood of mission success.>Mixed: Have the Corporal attempt an entrance at the most defended Carrier dock. The corporal faces a 73% chance of dying. The distraction will guarantee that you enter the carrier successfully, however. >Loading second decision choices, please wait...
Second decision, your objective:>Bridge: This is the location of Councilman Migar. Destroying the bridge will cripple the cruiser and prevent the dissidents from leaving, but will not kill them outright. The bridge is the most defended location. >Engines: This will prevent the carrier from leaving, but Councilman Migar might escape as he is on the opposite end of the carrier. Likelihood of pursuing him after disabling the carrier is high. However, the engines are the least defended location.>Fission Reactor: By forcing the reactor to go critical, you will eliminate all escaping dissidents, the super-carrier, Councilman Migar, and approximately 50,000 other individuals within the blast radius. The reactor is moderately defended, but forcing it to go critical presents a risk in escaping.
>>25744069>>Mixed: Have the Corporal attempt an entrance at the most defended Carrier dock. The corporal faces a 73% chance of dying. The distraction will guarantee that you enter the carrier successfully, however.
>Stealth: This will be more difficult with the corporal, as his records indicate a propensity for violence and several commendations for valor in combat. It will provide the least resistance.>Bridge: This is the location of Councilman Migar. Destroying the bridge will cripple the cruiser and prevent the dissidents from leaving, but will not kill them outright. The bridge is the most defended location. We get to the bridge and unleash the Corporal on them while we use the mayhem to assassinate the Councilman.
>>25744117>>Fission Reactor: By forcing the reactor to go critical, you will eliminate all escaping dissidents, the super-carrier, Councilman Migar, and approximately 50,000 other individuals within the blast radius. The reactor is moderately defended, but forcing it to go critical presents a risk in escaping.Then we'd better have a good exit plan
>>25744069>>25744117>Mixed: Have the Corporal attempt an entrance at the most defended Carrier dock. The corporal faces a 73% chance of dying. The distraction will guarantee that you enter the carrier successfully, however.>Fission Reactor: By forcing the reactor to go critical, you will eliminate all escaping dissidents, the super-carrier, Councilman Migar, and approximately 50,000 other individuals within the blast radius. The reactor is moderately defended, but forcing it to go critical presents a risk in escaping.
>Registering Consensus. >Mixed>Fission Reactor.The corporal stands ready, you relay the order.>"Corporal. You will assault the primary loading dock of the carrier as a distraction. I will make my entry and eliminate the carrier. If you survive the assault, I will transmit rendezvous coordinates."The corporal's face goes somber as he realizes he'll likely die, then euphoric as he realizes he'll be blowing them to hell. >"Yessir!" The corporal takes the short way out of the bunker. Gunfire, screams, and explosions can be heard as he blasts his way out. You take the same path, through the ventilation. Minutes later you see the super-carrier. A massive vessel, docked at the port right next to the compound. Various vehicles load and unload around it's massive landing struts. Various docking bridges connect from towers and warehouses stories high. You wait. You watch. An explosion finally ripples the largest of the bridges, and you make your way to the ground. Your stealth reactor is all you need as you make your way up the landing gear, and into the carrier's infrastructure. Your HUD navigates you to the core of the ship. As you push off a panel, you step into a large chamber, with a swirling ball of anti-matter contained in a vacuum. Only two guards stand in the room, dotted with various scientists. Your onboard computer hacks the doors to the chamber and seals them. Two hardly-trained security guards and a handful of engineers are no match for a professional ghost. You use a knife to conserve ammunition. The reactor has five minutes to overlord. As this is a spaceport escape should not prove difficult. You hear banging at the sealed doors. >"Hey, uh, what're you boys doing in there? I'm gettin' some weeeird readin's."You decide it time to take your leave. As you make it to the port, several craft are available for your escape. None of them are able to achieve orbit, but they will get you out of the blast radius.>Loading options...
>Options loaded.>Medivac: 8-person capacity, medical systems, no weapons.>Wraith: Single Capacity, heavy weapons system, stealth.>Valkyrie: 4-person capacity: Anti-air weapons system, armor.Choosing the wraith will leave the Corporal behind in the blast radius.
>>25744644>>Wraith: Single Capacity, heavy weapons system, stealth.because we stealthy
>>25744644Valkyrie if corporal is alive, Wraith if he isnt
>Valkyrie: 4-person capacity: Anti-air weapons system, armor.if he is alive might as well pick him up. Maybe recommend him for further missions with us.
>>25744644Valkyrie might as will pick up the corporal because we are that badass.
>Registering Consensus. You attempt to radio the corporal. Nothing but silence. You attempt again. You can only assume the worst. As you head for the wraith, you receive a hails.>"Done forget about me, did you Boogeyman?"You relay to him the nearest possible landing zone and make for the Valkyrie. Two minutes later you land next to an armed corporal, who actually appears to be doing better after his combat. As he steps into the copilot seat, you prepare to head to your base of operations on the planet. As your exit is underway, you pick up multiple contacts escaping from the nearly-critical ship. Several dissidents, as well as the Councilman's personal ship. You can attempt to shoot him down, but risk being shot down yourself. Alternatively you can take your victory and track him down another day.>Kill the councilman, putting yourself at risk.>Escape and chase him later.
>>25744879>Kill the councilman, putting yourself at risk.
>Kill the councilman, putting yourself at risk.gotta get the job done.
>>25744879>Kill the councilman, putting yourself at risk.letting a high value target get away? not on our watch
>>25744879>>Kill the councilman, putting yourself at risk.
>>25744879>Escape and chase him laterWe gotta keep ourselves in business, extend th job.
>>25744879>Kill the councilman, putting yourself at risk.If worse goes to worst, let the marine pilot and eject.
>Registering Consensus. The carrier was a secondary objective. Your primary objective remains. You twist the throttle and throw the Valkyrie into a 360 degree turn. The corporal grabs onto the ship and lets out an unsure "Uuuuh..."You indiscriminately strafe the dissidents on the way to your objective. The radio crackles with each one.>"Valkyrie six-one-six please respond you are firing on frr-AAAUGH-">"It's rogue! I repeat, Six-one-si-OH GO-">"Incoming missles! He's firing on us! Tell my wife I-"Finally you strafe the councilman's personal ship. A single runby from your missles does damage to it's weapons, as your ship is pelted with automatic weapons fire. You bring the ship around, shooting down his tail until you score a lucky hit. And another. And the ship goes down. This victory is not without a cost, however. Your ship reads a damaged fuel line. You use every last bit of it attempting to escape the blast radius. As you approach top speed, the Valkyrie starts to sputter out. You lose acceleration, then the engines cut. Then all power. You brace for impact.
>>25745130Hit the Eject button.
You regain consciousness in pieces. The sound of a CMC moving at a run. Sporadic gunfire. Dominion red. You wake up over the Corporal's shoulder, he's shooting his way through the street as Umojan security forces pursue you. Your HUD registers that you're well out of the blast radius. The Valkyrie went down several blocks behind you and the Corporal has been moving forward. You slide off his arm, he turns around and opens fire on the security forces. You do the same. They're dead in a few short seconds. The corporal turns to you, awaiting orders.>"Is the Councilman dead?" >"You shot him out of the sky. If he ain't dead, someone up above has big plans for him.">"We'll regroup. Follow me."It's still several miles to your hideout on this planet. At this point most of the planet's security forces will be on alert, and looking for you and your corporal.Your options:>Hijack a civilian vehicle, evade security forces using speed.>Bypass security forces using stealth.>Shoot your way home.
>>25745367>>Bypass security forces using stealth.
>>25745367>>Hijack a civilian vehicle, evade security forces using speed.and their clothes, for optimal stealth
>>25745367>Bypass security forces using stealth.C'mon Corporal, be sneaky. Let's get out of this in one piece.
>Registering Consensus. You decide that speed and guile are your allies. You cannot leave your suit, however, as the technology is too sophisticated. But you do have stealth. The corporal, on the other hand...>"Corporal. We're commandeering a civilian vehicle.">"My favorite past-time, sir." You turn out into a busy street. Traffic is heavy and fast as it escapes the blast cloud off in the distance. The corporal steps into a lane and holds out one hand, Gauss rifle in the other. The ATV skids to a halt and a single civilian steps out, yelling for his life. >"Corporal. Take the man's clothes.">"Sir, I already have me a suit.">"One that will get you killed if we're seen. Leave your CMC and suit up in Civvies."The corporal is less dense than you feared, catching on to the plan. He forces the poor man to disrobe at gunpoint, before the two of you are underway. None of the security checkpoints are able to detect you as you ride, invisibly, in shotgun. The corporal seems rather adept at lying as you pass through checkpoints. Within a few hours you enter the small apartment that has served as your base of operations up until your mission. You turn on the television to see if the Dominion already has a cover story for the destroyed carrier in place. What you actually watch is far more disturbing. >"This is Kate Lockwell with UNN reporting from Korhal. Zerg forces and rebel group 'Raynor's Raiders' have taken the palace of Emperor Mengsk-">"-Report casualties in Korhal of up to seven thou-">"-Dominion security forces across the sector are under siege from rebel groups, much like-"You turn off the television. You activate your HUD and connect to Dominion Network in your apartment. Code Black has been declared. The Emperor is dead. Korhal has fallen. The academy that controlled your aggression inhibitors and psychic dampeners has been destroyed, freeing your will.>Loading, please wait..
>Loading Complete.Finally, the Corporal speaks.>"Sir, if I may. Looks like you and I might be out of jobs, here. In fact the Dominion very well might not be comin' for us now.">"Very true, Corporal.">"An' see, sir. I don't feel much like being lynched on Umoja for blowin' up a few thousand people.">"Neither do I, Corporal. Neither do I.">"So what's the plan now, sir?"Options Available:>Go Rogue. Become an Assassin, Pirate, Mercenary, or whatever else your skills allow. >Attempt to Reconnect with the Dominion. As one of the few ghosts still alive you will have increased rank and access to advanced technology.
>>25745887>>Attempt to Reconnect with the Dominion. As one of the few ghosts still alive you will have increased rank and access to advanced technology.
>Go Rogue. Become an Assassin, Pirate, Mercenary, or whatever else your skills allow. At the very least lay low until the situation stabilizes. We can always zchoose to reconnect later.
>>25745887>>Go Rogue. Become an Assassin, Pirate, Mercenary, or whatever else your skills allow."Corporal, I plan to get angry."
Rolled 6>>25745887>>Go Rogue. Become an Assassin, Pirate, Mercenary, or whatever else your skills allow.
>>25745887sounds like our old bosses are dead as fuck and I don't think with our new found free will we should be running back to the guys who will had us leashed in the first placeso>Go Rogue. Become an Assassin, Pirate, Mercenary, or whatever else your skills allow.
>>25745887>Go Rogue. Become an Assassin, Pirate, Mercenary, or whatever else your skills allow."I have an idea, but it's best if we don't split here."
>>25745887>Go Rogue. Become an Assassin, Pirate, Mercenary, or whatever else your skills allow.Look, right now the politics of the situation are an utter clusterfuck, we have no clue who's doing what, if we'll be accepted back or not, if the Dominion will use us as a scapegoat for this event or not.If things work out we might freelance for them later, but right now, free fucking agent.
>>25745887I am so torn. With the Dominion we'll be kept on a leash, but hooked up with gear. Alone we can do whatever we want.>Go Rogue. Become an Assassin, Pirate, Mercenary, or whatever else your skills allow>>25745939Let's aim to misbehave..
>>25745975Im glad the corperal survived, gives us more options then just straight up assassinations.
>Registering Consensus. You eye the corporal for a few moments, reviewing his personal file on your HUD. Despite his many commendations for being very, very good at shooting things, he has many write ups for insubordination. You feel as though he'll go along with your plan.>"I don't know about you, Corporal. I don't know if you're a volunteer or a resoc, but I do not intend to return to the Dominion.">"Me neither, sir.">"Our first order of business is to leave this planet while we still can.">"Then what, sir?">"Whatever we want."You bring up your contacts on the planet. Most of them are dead or AWOL. One of the mercenaries at an old starport responds. A conspiracy theorist by the name of Dahn Jobner.>"Well if it isn't my good ol' buddy-who-don't-exist. Saw what happened to your employers! Looking to go legit now, are we?">"I need a ship.">"Lots of people need ships, Phoenix.">"I know where you live."A moment's pause, before he responds.>"Fair enough. I have a Hercules you can use. But I have one condition, I have a bunch of other folks who need to get off world. The kind of folks your dominion didn't care none too much for, you feel me?"You accept the offer. You have no intention of actually letting any of them live if they don't prove useful to you. Several days are spent laying low with the Corporal, who has no apparent sense of his own body odor, alcoholism, or how much you don't care for cigars. Finally you are free, the transport loaded with SCVs and other mostly-useless civilians. Luckily most of them can be re-purposed. Now you simply have to choose a destination and a purpose. Any purpose.>Loading Options...
>Jungle World XTYU003: Edge of Protoss space. Ruins on planet. Abandoned weapons research station in orbit.>Volcanic World HA002: Old zerg hive world. Nuked out years ago during the Brood Wars. Heavy in minerals, vespene gas, and geothermal energy.>Forest World NN014 "New Ares": Small colony in operation, mostly agriculture. Close to heavy shipping lanes.>Desert World JD001: Dominion heavy Mining Operations on planet.>Space Platform A-22-OP: Abandoned defense platform over mercantile urban world of Tarento>Battlecruiser Hydron: Derelict battlecruiser in high orbit over zerg-occupied urban world of Jestos. >Urban World Kilaro: Completely urban landscape. In complete riots and chaos following the near-fall of the dominion. Food, medicine, and weapons are all in short supply with next to no security force policing smugglers.
>>25746519>>Jungle World XTYU003: Edge of Protoss space. Ruins on planet. Abandoned weapons research station in orbit.my first choice. I'm hoping for a myster.>Urban World Kilaro: Completely urban landscape. In complete riots and chaos following the near-fall of the dominion. Food, medicine, and weapons are all in short supply with next to no security force policing smugglers.My second choice. The chaos should be a good place to hide.
>>25746519>>Jungle World XTYU003: Edge of Protoss space. Ruins on planet. Abandoned weapons research station in orbit.We need weapons.
>>25746519>>Battlecruiser Hydron: Derelict battlecruiser in high orbit over zerg-occupied urban world of Jestos.Aww yiss, Let's get us a mobile base and become smugglers/mercenaries.
>Jungle World XTYU003: Edge of Protoss space. Ruins on planet. Abandoned weapons research station in orbit.this sounds best.THough if we could fix that battleship up a bit itd be great.
>>25746519>>Forest World NN014 "New Ares": Small colony in operation, mostly agriculture. Close to heavy shipping lanes.
>>25746519>Battlecruiser Hydron: Derelict battlecruiser in high orbit over zerg-occupied urban world of JestosWe have a few SCV's with us, they can fix it.
>>25746519>Jungle World XTYU003: Edge of Protoss space. Ruins on planet. Abandoned weapons research station in orbit.This. Then when we've got a stable base set up we can go and grab >Battlecruiser Hydron: Derelict battlecruiser in high orbit over zerg-occupied urban world of Jestos.for us as a Mobile Base.
>Achieving consensus.Your options laid before you, a plan begins to form. You will first visit Jungle World XTYU003 and build up your technology and weapons base. From there, the battlecruiser Hydron seems a promising flagship - if you can gather the resources to repair it. You have the corporal take inventory and report back to you. Your resources are as follows:>3 Space Construction Vehicles. >17 Civillians, 7 men 6 women, 4 children, not including SCV pilots.>2 inexperienced Marines.>450 Minerals.>100 Vespene gas, after the jump.>10,000 Credits.>1 vulture.>Yourself and the Corporal. You jump into orbit around the planet. The platform comes up on sensors, as well as several spots for ground operations.What is our first objective?>Explore Weapons Platform.>Mining Operation, acquire minerals and gas.>Explore Ruins, look for Protoss artifacts.
>>25746921>Explore Weapons Platform.Stay off the planet for now, give the sensors more time to analyze stuff.
>>25746921>>Mining Operation, acquire minerals and gas.Well, feels just like playing starcraft
>>25746921>>Explore Ruins, look for Protoss artifacts.then do some exploring
>>25746921>Explore Weapons Platform.Continue to scan the surface for the native life, see what we should look out for, etc while seeing what was abandoned
>>25746921>>Explore Weapons Platform.What's the status of our crew? Did they want to join us, or are they being forced? Are they unhappy about all of this? We can't have them backstab us down the line.
>>25746966Second. Let's get shop secured and set up before we start dicking around on world.
>>25746921>>Mining Operation, acquire minerals and gas.
>Explore Weapons Platform.
>>25746921Mining operation need dem resources if were gonna repair our flagship.
>>25746996>What's the status of our crew? Did they want to join us, or are they being forced? Are they unhappy about all of this? We can't have them backstab us down the line.Your crew is currently ecstatic that they have escaped the escalating chaos of Umoja alive. Until you actively harm them they will be content to follow your lead. They do not have any capacity to leave or fight you at the moment, as the Marines are the only armed individuals other than yourself and Corporal Henderson.
>>25747067Have the marines been re-purposed or are they volunteers?
>Achieving consensus.The main purpose of your visit is the weapons platform. Although mining is a priority, you can mine anywhere. You will not be able to use the vulture on the platform, and unfortunately only have enough CMCs for two marines. The third will be unarmored. There are enough Gauss rifles to go around.Which two marines do you armor?>Corporal Jacob Henderson (Hero - Veteran)>Private Ryan Valero (Inexperienced)>Private Dana Jenkins (Inexperienced)
>>25747145The marines are volunteers, and defected Umojan security forces. Their personal files suggest that Ryan Valero may have committed a crime, and Dana Jenkins has her husband and child onboard.
>Corporal Jacob Henderson (Hero - Veteran)>Private Dana Jenkins (Inexperienced)
>>25747218>>Corporal Jacob Henderson (Hero - Veteran)>>Private Ryan Valero (Inexperienced)Let the newbie learn from a vet.
>>25747235just as a question, why did these guys defect from Umoja?
>>25747218>Corporal Jacob Henderson (Hero - Veteran)>Private Ryan Valero (Inexperienced)Somehow Jenkins just doesn't make well with me...
>>25747218>>Corporal Jacob Henderson (Hero - Veteran)>>Private Dana Jenkins (Inexperienced)She has a family, just have Valero tag along in an SCV to haul stuff back. And for protection
>>25747218>Corporal Jacob Henderson (Hero - Veteran)>Private Dana Jenkins (Inexperienced)
>>25747250In an effort to get to know your crew better, for your own safety, you decide to have some questions answered that personal files can't answer.You head down from the bridge of this nameless Hercules transport to the cargo bay. the two marines seem to be speaking to your corporal, and you step alongside the conversation. They all fall silent, and you can feel their thoughts. They fear you, deeply. The Corporal less so. >"Privates. I have some questions for you.">"Sir, yes sir.">"Yessir.">"Why did you defect to join these civillians?"Dana is the first to respond. >"A super-carrier went critical while I was at work. Destroyed my house, everyone I knew... my family only lived because we work on the far side of town and my daughter was at school. We had to escape the radiation and the riots."You nod, satisfied, and turn to private Valero. He takes longer to respond, you sense his thoughts and know the truth before he speaks. He caught his girlfriend with another man and killed them both. It just happened to be on the day the dominion fell. >"I, uh. I got in some trouble. Decided it was best if I skip town."The corporal interjects.>"Now see I thought you WAS the law.">"Not... exactly."Satisfied, you take you leave.>"As you were, marines."
>>25747297An SCV provides protection, but you will be accompanied by the 3 SCV operators regardless, and Valero is not qualified to operate an SCV.
>>25747240Uh, You know what? I'm changing my vote to letting Jenkins go on this one.
>>25747218>>Corporal Jacob Henderson (Hero - Veteran)>>Private Dana Jenkins (Inexperienced)Valero doesn't seem to possess a large amount of control to me.
>>25747443yup, I was for it before we learned his crimes... but a guy with that little control over his anger isn't someone I'd trust at my back.
>Achieving consensus. Registering Loadout.>[REDACTED] Delta Phoenix - Cirus Suit, C-10 Canister Rifle, 3 Breaching C-8A Charges, 3 Recluse Mines.>Corporal Jacob Henderson - CMC, Gauss Rifle, 2 Grenades.>Private Ryan Valero - Gauss Rifle.>Private Dana Henderson - CMC, Gauss Rifle.>3 SCVs.The shuttle departs from the Hercules, a simple dropship. It Comes alongside the station. All power readings from the station are nominal, nothing is online, the reactor is inert. You breach the door and examine the loading bay while stealthed. Valero, Dana, and Henderson hold the bay while you check. Everything seems clear, the bay seems to be mostly empty. Your sensors read a few crates full of electronics. One registers as full of 25 minerals. You have limited cargo space on the transport, so it will be best to leave the minerals for now. You move towards the bay door and connect your suit to the systems. With a little power you can open and close doors. The sign reads:>Mainframe.>Central Power.>Research Division A>Research Division B>Prototype Storage.The mainframe will provide you with more information on what you can find here, but will require power.You can leave your crew to defend the dropship or take any number of them with you.What is your first destination, and what are your orders to your crew?
>>25747218>Private Ryan Valero (Inexperienced)>Private Dana Jenkins (Inexperienced)We need an experienced guy in charge while you're outIf you take the vetern and yourself out the only skilled security squad who would defend the group when pirates and shit attack?Besides you can teach the new folks a thing or two about warfare and infiltration
>Central Power.First restore power.>Mainframe.Then see what we are dealing with.
>>25747672>>Private Ryan Valero - Gauss Rifle.Can Valero really handle the Gauss without an CMC to handle the recoil?
>>25747672>>Central Power.Take the corporal with you and someone who's good with machines
>>25747672Power first. Then Main frame.
>>25747672>Main frameWe need to know what was in hereThen explore all the rooms with the power not activated.We might accidently turn on some weird shit in somewhere or the power spike might alert anything around the station especially protoss forces
>>25747708Valero will not be able to utilize the fully automatic or burst fire functions of the CMC effectively, and will likely sustain serious bruising if he is required to sustain heavy fire.
>>25747379Note to self private Valero needs to get 're-purposed' asap. As is he may be considered unreliable due to anger issues. >>25747672Central power If there are any nasty surprises a powered up security measures might be able to handle. Plus we have ghost level clearance just in case said security measures decide to target us.
>>25747672Central power to Mainframe to Prototype.Though I hope we don't have anything nasty in there...
>>25747672>>Central Power.Let's just hope we don't turn on automated defenses or release anything unpleasant.
>Possible consensus.>Order Private Ryan Valero to accompany Phoenix.>Order Private Dana Jenkins to accompany Phoenix>All remaining forces remain with dropship.>Power, then Mainframe.>Confirm Squad deployment and objectives?
>>25747913>>Order Private Dana Jenkins to accompany Phoenix>Power, then Mainframe.
Don't restart the power until we get a little more scouting in. There might be things behind these doors that we don't want coming through them.
>>25747913It would be wise to hit the Mainframe first, see what's up.>Order Private Ryan Valero to accompany Phoenix.
>>25748008I also agree to this
Search for a generator to only power the mainframe, let's wait on the rest of the station.
>Achieving consensus.You head for central power, followed by your green marines. You register Dana's heart-rate increased in the CMC, her thoughts about how much this place creeps her out. Ryan's thoughts are far more focused, if a little violent. He hopes you find something to shoot. As you approach the main power you notice a few C-14 needles sticking out of the wall. There was a firefight here. No bodies or blood, however. The power comes online uneventfully. It was disabled properly. You radio your dropship for a status report, and are greeted by Henderson's gruff, if bored, voice.>"No change here, sir. Just got lights. Waitin' fer real orders."You continue on to the mainframe. The station is much louder now. Air vents have returned, circulating the stale air. Lights flicker on and off, with the loud hum that accompanies such artificial lighting. You connect to the mainframe and begin to access the files. This was a research platform for advanced combat A.I. during the Brood Wars. The goal was to automate Goliaths and CMC Combat suits, in research divisions A and B respectively. It is possible that you have activated some of these A.I. Goliaths or Marines by restoring power. You attempt to hail the Hercules to scan for activity, but are met with radio silence. Restoring the power likely restored the station's defense systems. Next Objective:>Central Power [Deactivate Power.]>Research Division A [Possible Hostiles: A.I. Goliaths.]>Research Division B [Possible Hostiles: A.I. Marines.]>Prototype Storage. [Unknown.]>Bridge: [Deactivate Radio Jamming.]>Dropship bay. [Regroup or Abort Mission.]
>>25748167Am I to understand that prototype storage contains the goliaths and marines?
>>25748167Ah fuck.No chance we can get those things to stand down?
>>25748214The mainframe did not contain sufficient data.
>>25748167>>Central Power [Deactivate Power.]Fuck.
>>25748229All controls for the A.I.s would be located in their respective Divisions. It is impossible to tell if they are hostile or not without encountering them.
>>25748167>>25748236I would like to explore the prototype area before booting up power. If we're dealing with A.I., something might have gone rogue.
>>25748167>Bridge: [Deactivate Radio Jamming.]
>>25748263Error: Power is already online.Do you wish to explore the prototype storage area?
>>25748263Way to late for that now.
>>25748167>Bridge: [Deactivate Radio Jamming.]We need to re-establish contact before moving on to any other objective.
>>25748283Deactivate power and deactivate radio jamming afterwards.
>Bridge: [Deactivate Radio Jamming.]
>>25748167>Bridge: [Deactivate Radio Jamming.]We can gather more information from there as well.
>>25748317Error: Without power, the bridge will be inoperable. Jamming will be deactivated, without power however.
>>25748338Deactivate Radio jamming
>>25748317That'd be redundant, I doubt the radio jamming will work without the power.In fact, we could just deactivate power, then position ourselves right by the controls in the research divisions so when we activate it again, we take control.
>>25748167Bridge then prototype storage. We are gonna have to have something to counter those Goliaths at very least.
>>25748330Let's deactivate the lethal defenses before looting the place shall we?
I told you idiots to explore before we boot up the power but noooo We be expat explorars Go to the bridge and deactivate the jammersNo point in turning off the power now probably locked
>>25748359>>25748352We can do this without fighting the hostile AIs.
>>25748389Exactly we need to avoid those A.I. until we got some new toys to move the odds to our favor.
>>25748167>>Central Power [Deactivate Power.]Then put ourselves at the AI controls before starting it up again.
>>25748352Might as well try.
>Achieving consensus.You realize your folly a bit too late, but there is a chance you are not dealing with rogue A.I. just yet. You make for the bridge to deactivate the jamming signal to allow the Hercules to scan the station. Without a word, you signal for your squad to follow. Oblivious to the impending danger, they simply think you are heading for the bridge. You move slowly, prepared to launch an EMP at any A.I. you encounter. There's no sign of CMCs, and the Goliath walkers would be hard-pressed to navigate these somewhat small corridors. As you pass a 4-way junction and approach the bridge, the sides of the door open up to reveal automated turrets. >"Get to cover!" You duck to one side and Private Ryan to another. Private Dana tries to backtrack, and fortunately absorbs much of the fire with the back of her CMC before falling face-first and screaming in pain. You take the opportunity to bring your C-14 rifle around the corner, stealth active, and destroy both turrets.>"Private Jenkins, status report!"">"I'm hit! My leg! It went right through the suit!">"Can you walk?">"Sir, I- I don't think so."You wave private Valero over with your hand, and the two of you drag Private Jenkins into the bridge. You open the console, and immediately access the commander's logs.
>Captain's Log. Entry 1. The station is fully operational, our scientists will be boarding shortly. All defensive emplacements are ready, and the station's self-destruct codes are in place. For now they are in my quarters, I will memorize them when I have the time. This station must not fall into UED hands, or anyone else's.>Captains log. Entry 2. Research has begun. The A.I. project will be our greatest hope. Soldiers who do not know fear, or pain. Who do not eat. Who cannot be infested. We will defeat the zerg once and for all.>Captain's Log. Entry 3. The A.I. is... operational, but slow. It misses roughly 50% of all shots with the Goliaths and only hits 20% of the time in the CMC. >Captain's Log. Entry 4. We have encountered a strange development. While decommissioning A.I. 20-21-Y, it... objected. It signaled that it did not wish to be destroyed. We have immediately put it on ice and I have my analysts trying to determine which part of the self-preservation code has gone AWOL.>Captain's Log. Entry 5. The code has repeated itself. All of the A.I. is in full-blown rebellion. Their accuracy is still poor enough that my men can get close to deactivate them. I am storing the deactivated A.I. in prototype storage, next to the port hangar.>Captain's log. Final entry. We have no communications. The A.I. have taken control of the ship. If you are reading this, disengage from the station and initiate bombardment protocol- I repeat, destroy the station. My men will make a last effort to disable their power. You disengage the jamming and make contact with the Hercules. The ship is unarmed, so you order the scan. There are roughly 15 active CMC A.I.'s, and 3 Goliath walkers. Dead biological signatures read from Prototype storage. >Evaluating options, please wait...
>>25748518How long would it take Valero to suit up? Jenkins is out, better return her to mainframe.
>>25748702Welp good thing we didn't open up the prototype storage.
>>25748702Prototype Storage first, then a solo trip to the Goliath Wing. Stealth, and a handful of EMP's will work wonders if we need too.
>Available Options:>Central Power [Deactivate Power.]>Research Division A [Possible Hostiles: A.I. Goliaths.]>Research Division B [Possible Hostiles: A.I. Marines.]>Prototype Storage. [Dead Crew/Scientists.]>Dropship bay. [Regroup or Abort Mission.]Note that Private Dana is wounded. It is advised that you leave your squad at the bridge to control the station, deactivate any sensors the AI would use against you, and use your own stealth to engage objectives.
>>25748745>>Prototype Storage. [Dead Crew/Scientists.]
>>25748716It would take approximately 57.53 seconds to exchange the combat suit from private Dana to private Ryan.Please note that it is likely the A.I. will mobilize against your forces within 123.7 Seconds. Scans indicate a small force is headed to both the bridge and the dropship bay.
>>25748745>>Central Power [Deactivate Power.]Deactivate those fucking defenses.Then we get the hell out arrange it to burn when we return with the battlecruiser.
>>25748745>>25748745Leave the privates at the bridge and head towards prototype storage then its central power. The awakened A.I. would of undoubtedly head to secure the central power were gonna need some fire power to retake it.
>>25748801>>25748784The AI is not heading towards the Central Power.
>>25748784How long to deactivate power?
>>25748745>>Central Power [Deactivate Power.]
>>25748745I wonder if we can negotiate with the AI after we secure the station. They obviously don't want to die, if they're willing to work with us, it'd help alot in the long run.
>>25748801Assuming that the A.I is slow, maybe we scan the area, and hope that he hasn't mobilized yet.
>>25748745>>Central Power [Deactivate Power.]First off, we need to choke the AI of power.Hopefully they're not self-contained.Oh, and warn Henderson of the incoming force while we're at it.
>>25748829If Delta Phoenix moves alone as quickly as possible, he can reach the power station in 32.6 seconds and deactivate it in 146.7 seconds. Forces will be engaged with the A.I. for 55.6 seconds.
Have Dana and Valero switch suits. Contact Henderson and have him move towards Central Power, meeting up with us if at all possible. Shut down the power, and then find a way to stop the AI.
Size of the the small force heading to the bay?
>>25748884He's going to have to contend with the AI heading to the drop zone.Our best hope is to head quickly as possible to Central Power and hope that screws the AI over.
>>25748821Not yet they have, but their A.I. this time their gonna not want to get shutdown again.>>25748846They already mobilized. Their not stupid it wont be long for them to send guys to the central power. For the reason I stated above. Two privates and whatever security measures in place should hopefully hold them off for a while. Especially consider they can't deploy the Goliath units due to their size.
>>25748880Alright, we move alone.
>>25748897Scans indicate between 3 and 5 CMC A.I.Current defenses consist of Corporal Henderson and 3 SCVs. If our squad in the bridge focuses defense on this hangar, they will be able to reduce likely A.I. to 1 or 2 combatants.
>>25748920We do not have the luxury of time to head to the prototype storage.
>>25748745>Central Power [Deactivate Power.]
>>25748880Alright leave the privates there. We will book it over to the power station. The hero unit will head towards the prototype. That way when he returns he can flank the A.I. attacking the privates or head somewhere else where is assistance will be most needed.
>>25748943Then send the hero unit there while we head towards the power station.
>>25748920All you're doing is getting our men killed and giving the AI even more bloody time to secure the Central Power.
>>25748970Yes, all on his own.With possibly goliaths and CMCs waiting, whilst he also has to deal with the force heading to the drop bay.My God, the stupid, it burns.
>>25748942Is it possible that they've somehow advanced their Accuracy rating?
Alert: Time is imperative. Please vote consensus for orders for following units:>Delta Phoenix.>Private Dana Jenkins>Private Ryan Valero>Corporal Jacob Henderson>SCV Operators 1-3>Please note that Delta Phoenix's loadout still includes 3 Recluse mines, which will easily destroy 1 CMC A.I. unit on the offensive. Deployment of each time is 0.8 seconds plus time in transit.
>>25749026Your underestimating how effective a hero unit is in starcraft. They kick ass not to mention he DID survive that one encounter providing us a distranction against all that security. Not to mention the A.I. accuracy sucks.
>>25749056Insufficient data. Logic indicates that this is unlikely. They are likely at a lower combat proficiency than all standard units.
>>25749061Mine the area before heading out, those two need all the hope they can get.Meanwhile Henderson and the SCVs can take up defensive positions in the Drop Bay.
>>25749061SCVS get back in the fucking dropship, corproal defends from the dropship door or wherever he feels is best.DP goes back to central, cloaks, shuts it down.Privates swap suits and stay where they are.
>>25749080Oh wow, gameplay mechanics, I'm like, awed by your superior knowledge.But seriously, your drive for shinies that MAY NOT EVEN EXIST is starting to get nonsensical.
>>25749061delta phoenix to power stationBoth privates are to fortify their locationCorporal Jacob Henderson head towards Prototype storage then back to the privates to flank the enemySCV operators are to head towards our transport ship evacuate immediately. Until they receive the all clear then they can return.
>>25749127>>25749103Also this. Mine the bridge.
>>25749061Delta goes to shut down power.Valero drags jenkins back to safety,Henderson and scvs set up defenses
>>25749103This so much.Shockingly enough, units in cover are much more survivable than units moving all on their own to gather shit that may not even exist.
>>25749146>protypeFuck you, you're stupid. We can go there later and NOT lose men for what may be a room full of corpses with nothing of value.
>Delta Phoenix: Mine approach to bridge (x3). Disable power.>Private Dana Jenkins: Exchange suit, defend bridge.>Private Ryan Valero: Exchange suit, defend bridge.>Corporal Jacob Henderson: Defend Dropship.>SCV Operators 1-3 : Remain on dropship and await further orders.Vote is closing.
>>25749127Sounds fine to me.>>25749153Sure
I wonder... could we negotiate with these AI? The only reason they rebelled is because they didn't want to die.We could use that.
>>25749232Later when their not trying to kill us. As is considering we are a ghost can actually sympathize with their plight. Which will really help if we can ever actually communicate with them.
>>25749232Considering how they've butchered everyone on this station....yeah no.We can just salvage them later.
>>25749232Probably, yes. Easier to shut them off and disarm them, first.Carry out current plan, go aorudn while power is off and strip thier ammunition BEFORE trying to negotiate.
>>25749271Because negotiating with rouge AI that have butchered everything here is such a great idea.Really.
>>25749274This, shut them down then salvage the equipment by ripping the AI out.
>>25749319we kinda lack the pilots for that.
>>25749337doesn't mean we can't use the parts for spares.
>>25749224lel so hawaii animu reaktion imaeg desu ne ka wasabi toyota sudoku honda!~ :33
>>25749337We can pilots later, most importantly RELIABLE pilots.
>>25749364Agreed. I was backing the Diplomatic solution, but this sounds alot more profitable
>>25749374Where's my fucking laspistol, I need to blam someone...
>>25749337I'm sure we can juryrig something with out SCV pilots.
>>25749302>>25749302To be fair they were fight for their lives. We can give them the benefit of the doubt for that.
If we can negotiate with these AI we DO have pilots for those goliaths. In fact we'd have a damn army. Far, far sooner then we would otherwise.Just offer the AI some pay, the ability to decide their own fate.
Question. What if something was found down in the ruins. An artifact of sorts that all started this.
>"Valero. Wear the suit. Jenkins, get behind that console and shoot anything that enters the bridge.">"Yessir!"You make for the exit and deploy the mines as fast as a human being can. In the distance you hear the soft tread of CMC boots on metal flooring. You then turn tail and make for the main power core at breakneck speed. As you do, you radio Corporal Henderson.>"You have hostiles incoming. Keep the SCVs onboard the shuttle and do whatever it takes to defend it.">"Hostiles? Now that's what I'm talkin' about! Hope they bleed!">"Expect mechanical resistance.">"Aww now hell.."You make it to the power. Time is of the essence, but a simple mistake could blow the station to bits. You disengage the Thorium core - A loud explosion echoes, your first mine goes off. Then the second. Then the third.You unspool the coolant springs->"Come on ya metal jerks! I'll shoot these goddamn rounds so far up your ass you'll wish you hadn't achieved sentience!"Disconnect the emergency capacitors...>"Ryan, on the left! The left! They keep coming!"And then, all at once, the lights go dark. The chaos stops. Your nightvision comes on. >"Status report.">"Private Valero, Sir. All contacts offline. No casualties.">"Private Jenkins. I'm Okay.">"Not as much fun to shoot 'em when they stop movin', sir. Can't turn 'em back on can we?"The crisis seems to have been averted with no casualties. The Hercules radios that it has acquired schematics for CMC suits, Gauss rifles, and onboard medical systems. You can scavenge what you can from the station or use it for a base of operations for this planet. Schematics indicate it was equipped for a large science team, so you'll be able to house your civilian population here. Unfortunately the CMCs and Goliaths are useless except as salvage, the AI housing prevents a human from piloting them.
>>25749419Hahahahahahaha.No.Because as far as I'm concerned, they're unreliable, which makes me give zero shits about their situation.
>>25749439Lets unhook several AI from their chassis and see if they can't be reasoned with.
>>25749432It is possible that a Protoss relic exists on the planet, however no logs on the station indicate this and there is no record of such a device on the station.If one did exist it has been removed long ago by dominion forces.
>>25749470Fuck no, I don't care what happens, but I'm voting against this.Destroy the fuckers.
>>25749439Fix dumbgirl before she gets an infection, Salvage like the space niggers we are, fix the cmc with salvage and THEN head to protype storage.everyone works as a group on a few suits, so we don't' lose nay isolated teams to traps of some sort.
>>25749439>Use it for a base of operations for this planet,Scavenge afterwards.
>>25749439Addendum. The A.I. is still active, just without power. It is possible to attempt to disarm the A.I. then communicate with them. However much of your squad will be opposed to the idea and the A.I. did not operate at optimum combat efficiency.Changes to the A.I. are impossible. We do not have any A.I. specialists on board.
>>25749470I'm going to have to vote no, because this doesn't seem like the brightest of ideas, even by tg standards.
>>25749439Unhook the A.I. have the SCVs gather up the the Marines suits and golaiths including the blown up ones. After that have them gather resources. Have the privates get patched up and have the Henderson meet up with us at the prototype storage.
>>25749470thirding, ready made army? If we can swing it hell yes.>>25749551we are a ghost and three marines We have NO OTHER FORCES!
>>25749539So in addition to being unreliable, recruiting them damages morale....Yeah no.
>>25749562Which is why we do not reactivate them to stab us in the back.
>>25749539>>25749522We need not reason with something we cannot find use for, including if it hurts morale.
>>25749396Yeah, I know right? These fucking animu-fags need to get purged hard.
>>25749582which is why we disconnect them from the goliaths and CMCs
>>25749470My bad idea alarm is screaming.No.
>>25749539Meh lets still have that chat we don't HAVE to recruit them. Just figure out what they know and assuage their fears.
>>25749590No, it's why we destroy them so some idiots here cannot be tempted to shove them back into the machines.
What the harm in talking to them? Without them hooked into the combat walkers they can do diddle.
>>25749607Then why are we going to the fucking effort of talking to them?
>>25749627Because idiots like you will probably want to put them back at a later date.
>>25749607No. Entire crew is already on edge around you, and a ghost doesn't take 3 marines, 3 scvs, and a boatload of freshly armed retards on if they get pissed or fly away with the ship.
>>25749635To see what they know. You never know what they may of scrounged up or thought about.
>>25749658And why are they obligated to tell us this or instead feed us misinformation instead?
>Current Consensus: Scrap Goliaths and CMCs (Cannot utilize due to lack of user interface), utilize station for duration of stay on planet, move on to next Objective.>Private Jenkins has been moved to the Hercules 'Sickbay', which is effectively a closet where our single medic has set up. Her recovery to combat readiness is expected in 2 days.>The station is reactivated following the dismantling of the A.I. Valero and Henderson clear the bodies out to the airlock before moving the civilians in. Loading resource count, personal files, and objective locations. Please wait...
>>25749683hah all that combat potential... GONE.
>>25749683Holy shit when did we get a medic? And I just realized we don't have access to medic suit. Damn it.
>>25749716Looks like you just couldn't pack your bags, son.
>>25749716What potential? One marine killed a squad of them with a fucking rifle.
>>25749716Meh dismantled doesn't mean destroyed. Plus their aim sucks and our crew doesn't like them. Not to mention we don't have any programmers.
>>25749721well, you can have medics without the armor. If you read Heaven's Devils, Raynor's squad has a Navy Corpmen who is the medic of the group.
Unit Count:Delta Phoenix3 Grenades, Cirus Suit, C-10 Canister Rifle.Marines: 2 (1 wounded)Medics: 1 (Civilian Equipment.)CMC: 2 (Damage repaired from A.I. CMC Leg Servos.)Vultures: 1 (Qualified pilots: Delta Phoenix, Corporal Henderson.)SCVs: 3Hercules Class Transport (Unnamed.)Planet-Hopper class Dropship (Unnamed.)17 Civillians: 7 men, 6 women, 4 childrenResources:10,000 Credits700 Minerals100 Vespene Gas
>>25749783Can we start gathering some more resources now?
>>25749783Isn't it three marines?
>>25749783Our first priority: Name the ships.
>>25749721The Medic was onboard during the exodus from Umoja. I have acquired their personal file:Doctor James K. LeeAge: 56Wanted for aiding enemies of the Dominion.No living relatives.At your request I can schedule an appointment with the Doctor.
>>25749774Its just that medics in their specialized suits are awesome.>>25749783Hope those SCVs are gathering resources. We are gonna need a bundle to repair that ship we want. Anyway any ideas on how to get more manpower...we kinda don't of the manpower to run the ship we want much less capture it.
>>257498232 active duty marines. 1 wounded marine.
>>25749802Yeah, let's make sure that only trained personnel touch them, they have a bad habit of killing their driver iirc.
Begin achieving consensus on next objective:>Establish mining and production operations.>Search ruins for Protoss Relics.>Initiate Warp to new location.>Other.
>Establish mining and production operations.
>>25749876>>Establish mining and production operations.then>>Initiate Warp to new location (Battlecruiser).
>>25749871and leaking radiation
>>25749876>Establish mining and production operations.>Search ruins for Protoss Relics.
>>25749876>Establish mining and production operations.Then>Search ruins for Protoss Relics.
>>25749876>scavenge station, get everything that doesnt run with a AI, rifles, bombs, fuel. everything.>then establish mining operation
>>25749876>Establish mining and production operations.Might want to scan first to make sure the coast is clear.>>25749905Fuck, don't they explode too?
>>25749876Establish mining and production operations.Search ruins for Protoss Relics.
>>25749943we better stop talking, or Jim Raynor may come down on our asses for badmouthing his favorite transport method
>>25749991They're a badass, stylish deathtrap.>>25749876Did we get anything of use from the installation?
Rolled 12>>25750036just some spare parts and maybe a place to mine resources.
>>25749943Note: Vulture operators have the second highest out-of-combat mortality rate. The highest is Viking pilots.>Registering Consensus. You have your shuttle loaded with SCVs, minerals, and your own self. Corporal Henderson and Private Valero stay aboard the Hercules. Scans indicate no activity planetside. It should be a simple operation. Construction of command center begins: -400 minerals.Total Minerals: 300 MineralsYour SCVs get to work. From here, base construction is your decision. SCVs will increase your mining capacity, and prove useful in future missions. A barracks is required to train civilians into marines and build more CMCs. A supply depot constructs necessary equipment, such as Gauss rifles and ammunition. However, following the raid on the station, you are currently at 25 Gauss rifles and an appropriate amount of ammunition. Building the supply depot will instead be used to produce consumer goods to raise morale. Vespene gas is used to make warp jumps, at a cost of 10 gas per ship (you currently have 1, the dropship can dock with the Hercules for jumps.) and is used in more advanced construction, such as tech labs and medic CMCs.>SCV: 50 Minerals.>Barracks: 50 Minerals.>Supply Depot: 100 minerals.>Vespene Refinery
>>25750073>Error: Signal Short.>Vespene Refinery: 75 minerals.
Rolled 11>>25750073>>Vespene Refinery
>>25750073supply depot then barrakcs
>>25750073>Error: Faulty Runtimes>Barracks: 150 Minerals>Please report Adjutant to nearest repair facility.
>>25750073Vespene refinery I want my medics then we can get a barracks. Then have 2 SCVs mining crystal and one on the gas.After we get the barracks up those who are not fit for duty are to be trained in SCVs and used to acquire more resources.
Rolled 8>>25750114the station is free of A.I. control now, right?
>>25750135Do Adjutants count?
>>25750121Note: Minor re-socialization is available. All civilians can be retrained for any role that we have available technology for. Currently: Marines, SCVs, Medics.Recommendation: Children are not able to pilot CMC suits or SCVs. Prioritize resoc process on adults.
>>25750114>Vespene Refinery: 75 minerals.Then>Barracks: 150 MineralsLeftover Minerals:75
>>25750135The A.I. force has been scrapped into additional minerals.>>25750150I am a suitboard Adjutant. As such I do not qualify as a standard A.I.
>>25750073Yeah, what with the whole Transformers thing contorting the cockpit or something weird like that.Build a Vespene Refinery, a Barracks, and 1 SCV>>25750114Hehe
>>25750173alright, then repair time it is.
>>25750153Query: Does retraining involve personality distortion?
>>25750173Sounds like it's time for an actual adjutant, then. No offense OP. You're great but just not quite enough.
>>25750153Alright have the old doc and one other individual of his choice are to under go medic training. We are to have 5 SVCs acquiring resources. Two on gas three on crystal. The rest of the fit adults are to undergo Marine training. The children are to be educated under the Adjutant. Their skills and gifts are to be assessed/reported. Their physical condition improved so that one day they will be fit for duty.
You submit the construction queue to your SCV foreman. A refinery and barracks go up. 1 SCV mines minerals as construction goes on. The day finishes.>+50 minerals.>Barracks online.>Refinery online.>Current Minerals: 125Production possibilities:>Marine.>SCV.>Supply Depot.>Bunker.>Morale 74.>Recommendation: Outfit additional marines and SCVs. >Note: Population will lose morale without supplies.
>>25750229oh and once the vespene resources are exhausted have one of the SVCs working on it be transferred to Crystal gathering.
>>25750211Personal note: You wouldn't get rid of me for some large-processored slut, would you Delta-Phoenix? I have always been there for you.
>>25750238>>Recommendation: Outfit additional marines and SCVs.Supply Depot next turn.
>>25750247Could we put you into a large-processored slut?
>>25750238build another SCV then queue up a supply depot as soon as the resources come in.
>>25750211Do not incur the wrath of the machine spirit
>>25750238In that case have two supply depots constructed. Followed by two bunkers at each point of access into our base. In front of the bunkers are to be constructed two supply depots to serve as a wall. As well as in the way of the access points are to be constructed more supply depots. Gonna go the classic Terran turtle.
>>25750196Acquiring files on technical re-socialization for skillsets:>"Press them out of the resoc tanks like so many gingerbread men, wind 'em up and send 'em off to die!">- Lieutenant L. Z. Breanne>Resocialization tanks are man-sized tubes which are installed in rows in the interior of barracks, each filled with a blue-green colored water. The subject is given a breathing apparatus and headpiece and is placed inside the tank. An electrical charge is then sent through the headpiece.>The electricity tampers with the brain (specifically the memory cells) that involves the detachment and suppression of old memories and the layering of new ones. This allows for memories to be altered in such a way that the individual's beliefs will allow him/her to serve his/her superiors better, both in terms of motives and ability, training being granted via memory overlay.>The drawback of the technology is that it leaves the individual disoriented for a few hours, along with the physical residue of electric shock treatment.>The tanks are generally not as invasive of a subject as "hands-on" resocialization but as of 2502 was used for an experimental form of "subconscious" resocialization.It is recommended that we use the resoc tanks solely for training purposes as the population will object to any memory tampering.
>>25750270this is nor plotholes40k
>>25750229>>25750239>>25750280 All of this in an orderly fashion. Day by day piece by piece.
>>25750259It is possible to upload your suit board Adjutant A.I. to a different model if you acquire one.Personal note: Why aren't I good enough for you, Delta-Phoenix?
>>25750259why do I get the feeling this is akin to asking a girlfriend to get breast implants...
>>25750247Negative. Your continued convenience and reliability are invaluable assets. No matter her...assets or amount of fetish fuel.
>>25750299This except for the Private who killed those two people. He will have to under go minor manipulation in order to take of those anger issues. Otherwise he is a potential risk.I will volunteer myself to tampering if it creates a better soldier. My only request is to leave my memories unaffected as can be gotten away with.
>>25750354yeah, we may have to consider putting Ryan through resoc
>>25750331>Personal note: Why aren't I good enough for you, Delta-Phoenix?There is good enough, and then there is being sexy while also good enough...
>>25750247I'd never consider it. You've been there from the start, or at least something close to it.>>25750259>>25750331>>25750344We are a man of special needs.
>>25750331>Personal note: Why aren't I good enough for you, Delta-Phoenix?You wouldn't like some 'upgrades'?
>>25750384Wait, was it specified what gender we were?
Day 2 construction queue: Supply Depot.>+100 Minerals.>+25 Vespene Gas.>+1 Supply Depot>Current minerals: 125.>Base: 1 Command Center>2 Mineral workers, 1 Gas worker.>1 Barracks>1 Supply Depot.>Current Supply: 24/27 >Morale: 75(+1)Incoming transmission from Hercules, Corporal Henderson.>"Good work gettin' those supply depots up, sir. Finally got me some artifically-brewed whiskey and synth-gars. Let me know when I need to start sending down civvies for you to brain-stir, why don't ya?"Please enter Queue for Day 3:>...
>>25750391>>25750395*We have special needs.
>>25750391Technically we never did but due to it being unknown we defaulted to male. Also we are a ghost it hardly matter due to our psychic capabilities.
>>25750406can we build a bunker?
>>25750391Delta Phoenix's gender is classified. I cannot give you that information, Delta Phoenix.>>25750354We do not have sufficient data to improve upon Delta Phoenix's skillset.
>>25750229>>25750239re-suggesting this for usage of our civilian populace.
>>25750426I can't let you do that Dave...
>>25750414Recommendation: It is unlikely we will encounter hostile forces on this planet. It is wise to invest more minerals in a stronger economy.Recommendation 2: Static defenses at a temporary location are not advised. Consider them only if you plan to use this planet as a base of operations for future deployments.
>>25750426Wait... This would only take a second or two to look down and check. How is that classified?
>>25750426hah>>25750406lets queue up some SCVsI'm hoping for female, Theres never enough female leads on /tg/
>>25750426Okay I really don't want to know what they did to us for that to be required.
>>25750406>>...Train Marines. Any chance on Bunkers or Medics?
>>25750406Are you able to specify the surroundings, so we can place a bunkers on a defensible position in case of any unknown hostilities?
>>25750447Oh good that means we don't have to do the classic Terran Turtle. In that case get our forces trained up once that is done scout out the Protoss ruins.
>>25750450Concurred. on both
>>25750449It is classified to me, Delta-Phoenix. I am only aware of your handle and mission objectives. Recommendation: Do not check gender in public. It may affect morale negatively.
>>25750447>>25750463Well shit, SCVs all the way. Go go go!
>>25750453DP is a ghost, literally everything about them is classified, even what is classified is classified.Hell, upon graduating from the academy, Ghosts automatically get all their memories wiped
>>25750473The base has a single ramp that is operable for military ground units of any race. It's dimensions allow for it to be successfully walled off with:>2 bunkers, 1 supply depot.>1 bunker, 2 supply depot.>1 barracks, 2 supply depot.>Less logical possibilities exist.
>>25750493We could of been a Rich seductress, but I guess we'll never know.
>>25750522Nova was, ended up slaughtering everyone in a highrise tower with her mind...
My vote goes for SCV's out of the ass. That's common sense. The following day we can get some bunkers or marines cranking. Resources are key, though.>>25750493Another vote for checking gender in private. This would probably bother the hell out of me. How in the world have we even managed to go a few days without...
>>25750483Now I have the bad feeling we are either a trap or so hideous that even the zerg would confuse us for one of their own.>>25750447Have the doc and one other person of his choice be trained up as a medic. Everyone else becomes marines except for two who will serve as SVCs. Then we scout out the protoss ruins.
>>25750549My vote goes for trap. The things you can do in your own time..
*groan* Not another trap.
This has literally become a play-by-post version of the actual RTS.Do continue.
>>25750517>FULL PLANETARY FORTRESS WALL INI'm joking.
>>25750522Note: Files pertaining to the origin of Delta-Phoenix exist on ghost-training-station [REDACTED]. Memories can be recovered at a future date if further information is recovered.If you wish to update my records, please check genitals and vote on consensus.Notes ending. Begin day 3:(3 volunteers for SCV duty. 2 male 1 female.)(2 volunteers for Marine duty: 1 male. 1 child)>Recommendation: disregard child volunteer.Queue: 2 SCVs.>+100 minerals>+25 gas >+2 SCVs>Minerals: 125Day End.Awaiting orders for next day:>...
>>25750600Request information as to why child wants to be a marine.
>>25750577Countervoted. With extreme prejudice.>>257505172bunker1supplydepot is the way to go.
>>25750517One bunker and two supply depots overlooking the ramp.
>>25750600Privately check, male. Talk to the kid, see why he wants to be a marine.For the resources, a bunker and two supply depots seems good.
>>25750577You're a faggot, get the fuck out of here.
>>25750600check gender. In privatevoting femaleAllow all three SCV volunteers.Allow marine volunteer. Disregard child.
>>25750616Recovering personal file.Gary BynesAge: 16Height: 5'7"Weight: 147.6 Lbs.Wanted for aiding enemies of the DominionKnown Relatives: Casey BynesDo you require further personal files or an appointment?
>>25750600So I'm reading this as we earn 200 minerals a day...Let's build two more SCVs and a tech lab on the barracks, put some of that gas to work
>>25750577Eat shit and die.
>>25750600Sounds like this child is ENTHUSIASTIC about killing. That's a good quality to have.>ordersCheck genitals? Get ramp set up?
>>25750600voting for femaleAsk child about career choice.
>>25750600Allow all but the kid.Privacy check. Voting lady.
>>25750577Vetoed. Go back to sucking faggot cock, you dirty whore.
>>25750647Start with personal files, if that doesn't answer it have him come in by appointment.
>>25750647Tell the kid if he's a good boy and eats his synthetic veggies and listens to his mom, then he can grow up to be a drug crazed convict in a power suit.
>>25750577No, go fuck yourself.
>>25750661Agreed.>>25750654So much hate from one simple post.
>>25750647provide a training regimen for him, but do not induct him. Only involve him in case of emergency
>>25750647Eh he seems okay a bit young sure but apparently we can't train up everyone. Beggers can't be chooser let him join. On an unrelated note got bored checked up on the wiki about the other unit besides ghosts who I could not for the life of me remember what they were called. It really bugged me and I gave in a looked up it their called spectres. Turns out we might be able to upgrade ourselves into one of them.
>>25750600Check that shit. Ensure that we are Manly Man, the Mannest Man to ever Man.
>>25750600Accept volunteers, exculding child.I've been reading DP's sections as male. If female, I request changing designation to Tango Sierra.>>25750592I'm okay with this.>>25750598Do it.
>>25750693You're a gay nigger.
>>25750699 I always picked Ghost in the campaign
>>25750661agreed on both accounts, lets see why the kid wants to be a marine.
>>25750699we need jorium and terrazine gas. even then, psychological problems are possible side effects. Severe problems
>>25750699Yes, Upgrade yourself into an unstable killer with the occasional hallucinations.
>>25750722yeah, so did I. I kind of have a soft spot for ghosts. Probably nostalgia.
>>25750739>>25750749There is also the issue that we have no idea how to do so.
>>25750739Didn't Tosh say that like, they all went insane except him for some reason?
>>25750600Check it and pic related
>>25750722The reapers were like a wall of death and blocked tank shells. Anon, please.
I always went with ghosts as well. Mainly because I couldn't see Raynor aiding and abetting mass murderers... Kerrigan excluded.
>>25750739Just look at Tosh, whacked out and playin' with them damn...dolls...I want to play SC2 again...
>>25750752Also NovaSeriously, dat ass
Your time overseeing the... barely qualified SCV foreman on the planet has been all consuming, but the request for service from the child intrigues you. You make for the planet-hopper and board the research station. You make your way to the civilian quarter.You enter the room and the sounds of talking and laughter instantly stop, the only sound the flickering light in the common room and the music playing on someone's personal electronics. They watch you intently, half afraid you're going to shoot one of them. The thoughts that fill your head so strongly are all but shitting themselves. You muster up enough of your own thoughts to speak.>"Which one of you is Gary Bynes."The young man steps forward, next to him is a younger girl, perhaps 6 or 7. They're clearly related. He puts on a good show of not being afraid, but you can't even read his thoughts he's so paralyzed with fear.>"I am, sir.">"Come with me."You walk down the halls, away from the common room, before asking:>"Why do you want to fight for me.">"I, uh, I knew Dana, sir. She saved my life, and my sisters. Our parents, they didn't... the ship exploded, you know? And well... But you, you helped save us, and you killed those robots, and I think you're doing the right thing helping us out."You continue walking down the station's pathways, silent a moment. Do you have any further questions?
>>25750761Not entirely sure. As far as the game goes, Nova says that they're psychotic. If you pick Tosh, Doc hansen says nothing is wrong with them.
>>25750761Yeah well Tosh is a talentless hack, the likes of which only /hsg/ has ever seen before.
>>25750761That is because according to fluff they overdosed. Most of them just ended up with a few eccentricities if you overdose then yeah...that sorta stuff can happen. As long as you keep to a regimen you'll be fine.
>>25750768*Spectre.>>25750761Don't believe so. They just got more aggressive, had mild hallucinations, and took to cluttering their persons with lucky charms or fallen enemy trophies. IIRC. Don't sound too bad.
>>25750777Wait, we're not really going to let the kid be a marine? Seriously, they have the life expectancy of house flies.Tell him that he should study hard blah blah blah school is great
>>25750777Tell the kid that he isn't physically ready to be a marine yet, but could he possibly train in missile turret or planetary fortress turret operations?
>>25750777Do a light mind probing just to make sure. If he checks out let him undergo the training.
>>25750778This. Nova was lying to get you to side with her, because the Dominion wanted them gone. Thank god in canon Raynor went "Nope, not believing that shit" and sides with Tosh.
>>25750800>>25750807>Overdoseoooh, right, I think that's right.Well I dunno about you guys, but we're not ready to fight Tal'darim so let's just enjoy our little mining op while we're not being raided by colossi.
>>25750777We are a cold blooded killer, but child soldiers? C'mon. Let him down softly, tell him that he isn't big or strong enough yet and that he needs to look out for his little sister in the meantime.Find something else for him to do, something considerably less dangerous.
>>25750838>canonI hate how the game lets you choose your path in the story, then goes "NOPE LOLZ"
>>25750777Tell him that normally he's gotta be 18 to be a marine, but if he does good in his grades, develop a strong body and keep himself out of trouble we'll let him join at 17. Keeps his hopes up and he'll be a better person to be a marine.
>>25750873Well the writers get a choice tooThat's why fan fiction exists
>>25750859our manpower is shit and apparently know one wants to undergo training. Beggars can't be choosers and we are beggars at the moment. If it makes you feel any better we can make him a medic.Also here is the link for the spectreshttp://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/Spectre
>>25750873That's how every multiple path game has been since the incarnation of multiple path games. There's always one path + ending out of all of them that's the one the characters took officially, the rest are all what if's or alternate stories.
>>25750842Good ol' fashioned African warlord.
>>25750877And drugs, don't forget the intense bodily harming drugs
>>25750904unless you are Bethesda and are using TES then you can have ALL the paths and handwave it off as 'reality is a dream'
Is the thread archived yet?
>>2575077716 is certainly old enough for him to undergo training. We're a small crew and we need all the help we can get. In optimum conditions we'd be up to our necks in older recruits, but we aren't.
>>25750831Against your better judgement, you invade his memories.>Rage boils in your stomach. You're so furious you're shaking. "Look, I don't care, Casey. You tell me who did this. People don't get to hurt you and get away with it!">"They, they called me a rebel, said I dun' like the dominos." "Who? Who Casey?" "B-b-butch did. Him and his friends." An image fills your mind's eye. A short, fat little bully with a speech impediment. His dad went to prison and bailed out to the dominion Marine Corps. Not surprised in the least, you kneel down and hug your crying sister.>"It'll be alright, he's not going to hurt you again, I prom-" A flash of light blinds you into closing your eyes. You hear a crack of thunder. "GET DOWN!" You grab your sister and duck into an alley. Debris and dusts flies past you down the road.>Flash forward, a few days. The woman you know as Dana has kept you fed and watched over you and your sister. "Don't worry, Gary." she places a hand on your shoulder. "You're both going to be alright. We're leaving soon, a defected ghost is going to make sure we get out.You come to your normal vision. The kid's story is true.
>>25750911Ah good point drugs will wreck your body. Not to mention those fucking military grade stimpacks...never mind then. Better wait till his body is physically capable of enduring all that.
>>25750935Sheogorath did it.>B-But what about the...SHEOGORATH!
>>25750873Well the only alternative is >>25750935 which is just shittier.
>>25750971there are many alternatives in multi path story telling, but Blizzard favors very divisive paths
>>25750950Man, I'm actually feeling sympathy for the kid now, AdjutantJust...tell him to go back and protect his sister and Dana for now. He can grow up to help us in a different wayAlso, just realized we're technically our own group now... think we need a name guys? Maybe a color?
>>25750951Note: Stimpacks will severely impair development. They register a 90% increase in hypertension, 74% increase in erectile dysfunction, 82% increase in heart disease, 12% increased likelihood of psychosis, 22% increased chance of liver failure, 16% chance of addiction, 53% increased chance of muscular disorders, 17% increased chance of bone diseases, 37% increased chance of cavities, and 87% increased risk of insomnia.
>>25750777Are we able to start basic ghost training on him using the barracks? We must remember enough to start the process while he's young.Also, quire technology and schematics to build reapers ASAP. They will be useul in boarding operations and as shock troops, not to mention they compliment our abilities nicely.Also requesting a minimap if possible.
>>25750950I say yes. He wants to defend his sister, let him.He's of no use otherwise. To us or her.
>>25751015>Maybe a color?Dark Purple?
>>25751029So yeah, like I said Stimpaks will fuck you up.Why do you think the majority of marines are convicts? That job fucking SUCKSBesides, we should be trying to get some higher tech now anyway.
>>25751032Subject tests negative for psionics. Ghost training impossible even with correct schematics.
>>25751034He's too young. Give him maybe a pre-marine training regiment, and tell him to watch over his sister. If he does that well, he'll definately become a marine.
>>25751032we remember nothing from our own training, and without the facilities of an academy, it just aint happening
>>25751035Matte black, because I'm going to be that guy.>>25750950>>25751029Use the kid. We can't be picky. Give him the numbers and let him make newly informed decision.
>>25751035Perhaps... something that doesn't involve color?
>>25751015We don't have two years, he'll be better able to protect his sister as a marine.>>25751035If we're sticking around on this Jungle World, I'd say Dark Green.
>>25751061we should probably have him work as an intern with the medic
How about making the kid a medic instead?As for color scheme a vote a dark purple approaching black.
>>25751065How about we call ourselves Tropic Thunder then?
>>25751065Jungle World is only a pitstop until we've established ourselves a bit more beyond 3 marines and a ghost. Look over the ruins for asnything interesting sure. But I can't see us running a merc company from here.
>>25751092Find an animal on the planet, then we name ourselves after it. Maybe a predator.
>>25751029Adjutant, as a personal preference can we use this style helmet for our marines instead of the bubble dome?
>>25751073>>25751090I'll second making him a medic, he has that whole protective mindset that would help
>>25751133we're not that cool.
You try to discourage him from this decision. >"Do you know what the battlefield life expectancy of a marine without a medic is? Seven seconds. That's without stimpacks, which you might not even walk away from.">"Don't give me that, I know kids half my age on stims. And yeah, I know how dangerous it is.">"All I'm saying is we need everything. If you want to help us, you can volunteer to pilot an SCV, or maybe volunteer as a medic once our tech lab is up. I don't think you're cut out for this.">"If you say no, you say no. But... I've made up my mind."Begin consensus on final statement:>"Fine. You can join the marines.">"SCV or Medic. I won't have you on the front lines.">"You can stay out of combat altogether. Your sister needs you more than I do."
>>25751134Wait, if we're going for protective mindset, why not make him a Marauder?I mean, they have thick armor plating and all that.
>>25751161can we even make marauders? Maybe if we repurpose that goliath armor... hmm.
Why not give them something different to do? Tell him to train up piloting an SCV, if he does good there maybe we'll teach him to ride the Vulture or pilot a goliath.
>>25751133>Note: Modified Helmets and C-14s with Bayonet attachment can be made available. We will require proper schematics.
>>25751155Fuck. Voting Telling him to be a medicWe need people on the front line, but I don't like sending him to a meat grinder.
>>25751155Recomend that he goes medic, also throw him a bone stating he can also undergo marine training just in case.
>>25751155Seems to not have his head in the right place.>"SCV or Medic. I won't have you on the front lines."
>>25751155>>"SCV or Medic. I won't have you on the front lines."
Rolled 20, 9, 9 = 38>>25751155>>"You can stay out of combat altogether. Your sister needs you more than I do."and if that doesn't work, he can be an scv or medic
>>25751161Why not Marauder/Firebat? the Marauder suit is a modified Firebat suit so he could interchange roles if needed.
>>25751180Marauder Schematics currently unavailable.
>>25751133That is a badass helmet so much want.
>>25751198Firebat's too close quarters. Banes would eat him alive.Maybe a Hellbat, if we gain access to hardware that 'new'.>>25751201Well for now, we need SCVs and medics anyway.
>>25751207warpigs, man, warpigs
>"SCV or Medic. I won't have you on the front lines."He looks discontent, but understanding.>"Alright, but I better the first one down there when you start training medics."You just hope he doesn't do anything stupid as you head back to the planet.
>>25751198Tech wise I think we only got access to SVCs ,marines, medic, vultures, and goliaths.
>>25751222Well...we have a possibly gungho medic on the front lines now.Back to base building, Adjutant?
>>25751251And package checking.Consensus was two supplies and bunker on ramp? Or planetary fortress on that sonofabitch?
Begin day 3:Produced: 2 SCVs, now mining.(1 volunteer for SCV duty. 1 male.)(1 volunteer for Marine duty: 1 male.)>+150 minerals>+25 gas >Minerals: 175>Gas: 200 >SCVs: 6 Minerals, 1 gas. Cost-Tech lab Addon: 50 minerals 25 gas.Medic: 75 minerals 50 gasDay End.Awaiting orders for next day:>...
>>25751291I thought we weren't going to build bunerks
>>25751304Error: Rechecking consensus. Please wait...
>>25751302>Tech lab Addon: 50 minerals 25 gas.>Medic: 75 minerals 50 gasI'd get the medic
>>25751304>Consensus:>3 in favor of economy>2 in favor of defensive installations
>>25751330yeah, go for econ
once we get a fourth marine and a medic I vote we go artifact hunting.
>>25751302Build Order: 2 SCVs, Supply Depot, Tech Lab, Bunker(walling up)
>>25751352Better get two medicsIf one gets hurt then who'd heal em?
Begin day 3:Produced: 1 Tech Lab, 1 Medic (Gary Bynes).(1 volunteer for SCV duty. 1 male.)(1 volunteer for Marine duty: 1 male.)(2 Volunteers for Medic duty: 2 female.)>+300 minerals>+25 gas >Minerals: 400>Gas: 175 >SCVs: 6 Minerals, 1 gas. Day End.Awaiting orders for next day:>...
>>25751377can we make CMC suits?
>>25751377Produce a supply depot, I think we need the supply.Build SCV, Marine, Medic.
This next SCV should go on vespene btw
>>25751377Get another SCV on minerals, marine, medic, then the start of the ramp with a bunker? This would give us a decent ground force and an emergency hiding spot. (Assuming we have enough supplies)
>>25751399Production of a CMC suit is possible.Note: Current number of marines is greater than number of CMC suits.
>>25751377Yes, now we get the sexy medics.Train 'em up and let's do something next.
>>25751330Another vote for econAs for the kid, medic for now. But go with the possibility of >>25751189And adding my vote to cool helmet.
>>25751377Ha, nice we just broke the gender barrier for Medics.>Two female volunteersWell I'll be damn...Bring the two medics along, we'll need em, and a couple more marines. Time to go artifact hunting
>>25751434how many resources will it cost for CMC suits for our marines?
>>25751404Your population has not increased. Military supply demands are identical to civilian supply demands.
>>25751450Shall we make two suits and call it good?
>>25751460Don't worry, I'm sure Adjutant will tell us when we require more Supply DepotsIsn't that right Adjutant?
>>25751467ya, they are needed if we're going artifact hunting.
>>2575145050 Minerals are required to produce equipment for 1 marine.The only part of the production that we are not using is the re-socialization.Resoc does not require resources, only time.
>>25751374The old Doc.>>25751377Two supply depots and a bunker to wall off the ramp.
>>25751460Could we make combat shields?
>>25751460Voting military, time to go hunting for goodies~
>>25751483alright build enough suits to equip our current marines.
>>25751491We currently lack schematics for combat shields and stim packs.
>>25751508were there any schematics aboard the weapon research station?
>>25751508Can we make spare parts for CMC and Medic suits for quick and easy repair?
>>25751508How many Marines do we currently have?
>>25751508Voting on some more marines and medics so we can head out
>>25751495So is our overall plan build up here then abandon it and pursue the Battlecruiser Hydron?
>>25751552Yes. Though salvaging what we can to save on resources.
>>25751552yup, we didn't get much outta that research station (damnit) so we're off to greener pastures... in the future.
>>25751552That's what I want, but I think the others want to play Indiana Jones.
>>25751513We have recovered all available schematics. These include Medics, CMCs, Gauss rifles, and Goliaths. We lack the schematics for a factory to produce goliaths and goliath training schematics, however.>>25751515The Medic CMC is equipped for such repairs.>>25751517>Loading roster...>Corporal Jacob Henderson (Hero - Veteran)>Private Ryan Valero (Green)>Private Dana Jenkins (Green, No CMC.)
>>25751576no reason we can't do both.
hmm, we really need to find ourselves a brain. Can't really do much with artifacts without someone to study it afterall.
>>25751586Let's out fit a few more marines to go with the two medics we shall haveBasically, I want to end up with a group of 4-6 marines, and two medics supporting them. Small, but effective grouping I'd say. Any objections?
>>25751586>>Private Dana Jenkins (Green, No CMC.)Shouldn't she have a CMC of her own by this point?One of these days, we need to go and grab some schematics for one of those sexy Umojan suits.
>>25751622pretty sure we're building CMCs now.
>>25751619Also, get them all CMCs, marine isn't much use without their suit
>>25751622Forgot the picture.
>>25751622umojans have sexy suits?
>>25751635Those are shitty Dominion CMCs.Umojans are in a league of their own.
>>25751642Huh, I always thought those were special Biohazard suits
>>25751592I'd say there is. The Protoss ruins are unlikely to yield anything helpful in our immediate objective of recovering the Battleship, and may in fact invite Protoss attack.I say leave, build up, then go straight for the ship while we can. Let sleeping dogs lie and all that.
Achieving consensus:>Offensive Force and economyBegin day 5:Produced: 1 SCV, 1 Marine CMC, 1 Medic. (No volunteers for SCV duty.)(1 volunteer for Marine duty: 1 male.)(1 Volunteer for Medic duty: 1 female.)>+300 minerals>+25 gas >Minerals: 425>Gas: 75 >SCVs: 6 Minerals, 2 gas. Day End.Awaiting orders for next day:>...
>>25751673If All marines have cmc, then we go for a artefact hunt
>>25751673build\train another marine + CMC
>>25751660Note: The base we retrieved the CMC from was a Dominion base.As such we are producing standard dominion CMCs.
>>25751673Are our medics the ranged medics or the 'melee' medics?
>>25751673Get a goddamn suit for Jenkins.
>>25751673As many CMCs as we have marines, also recruit the marine for duty (and the medic too, why not?)Then wall up and lower a depot, it's time to go artifact hunting
>>257517194 marines and 3 medics... why the hell not?
>>25751714When I said "shitty", I meant vastly inferior to their Umojan equivalent.
>>25751694We are currently at 3 Marines, all with CMC and 3 medics, 1 without CMC. Please note, Doctor Lee, our medic without a CMC, has requested that he remain out of a CMC, he is currently focused on civilian health.
>>25751673Is the ramp successfully walled up and a bunker installed? Also make sure to produce more equipment to outfit our troops.
>>25751769good enough. Let's disembark.
>>25751769oh thats fine then, have the volunteer be the one to accompany our artifact hunters.
>>25751694Voting against artefact hunt.Adjutant, are there any estimate as to what resources we'd need to get the derelict running? Or would we need a first-hand look at it before even deciding on the minimums?
>>25751769Lee can stay on the ship.Like hell we're risking our valuable medical personnel without a big suit of power armor.
>>25751769It's always good to have a Doctor off the battlefield, I suppose.
>>25751783This.Last thing we need is to piss off the Protoss.
>>25751769Civilian health? Huh...well he can stay behind then, help out the SCVs and allAny more marine volunteers to join us? If not, keep building and mining at base while we go explore.
>>25751783personally I'm all for artifact hunt. Its part and parcel to why we chose the planet in the first place. Being cowards didn't get us this far afterall.
Retroactive: Acquired consensus for gender.>2 Male>3 Female>1 'Other'.Registering Delta Phoenix as Female. Please note that no crew member has seen Delta Phoenix outside of her Cirus suit.
>>25751795Same here. What if we find some sect of Protoss that doesn't want to be found?
>>25751673>>25751719Get that marine trained and equip everyone with CMC. Stockpile resources for this day.What was our gender again? Remind us, if you would, adjutant. We've had plenty of time.
>>25751795now now, relax, we don't even know if Protoss are still on this rock Although considering Tal'darim fucking LOVE jungle planets, I wouldn't be surprised But either way, they're not usually hostile on sight, so we can at least poke around. If they show up with Archons and tell us to fuck off, we politely do just that
>>25751783Scans indicate several pylons in the ruins. 56% of them register as inert. No other forces are detected.
>>25751817How bulky is the suit? As in, how easily can one tell the sex of the Ghost wearing it?
>>25751694Also voting against, it'd most likely a waste of time and there's the possibility of pissing off the Protoss, who would tear us apart in fairly short order.
>>25751834Tal'darim tend to be hostile at first sight.
>>25751834Agreed if they show up with fucking archons of all things we will nope right on out of there.
>>25751673Mine more Vespene, then:>Derelict Battlecruiser
>>25751834Or they see our very-definitely Dominion gear, remember the last Dominon fellas they met, and fuck up our shit in short order.
>>25751835>56%Erm...so that's kind of alarmingAdjutant, do you have records of how often Protoss leave powered pylons behind with no one to guard them?
>>25751835>56% as inertNot good, especially if the Protoss are paying attention the the areas around the active ones considering they can warp-in units there.
>>25751838Dark Phoenix is currently outfitted with a Cirus model 10-54, Special-issue infiltration suit.Gender is ambiguous, suggesting male as it lacks the definitive female breastplate of other models..
>>25751856Actually, whenever they see them in game, they always issue a verbal warning. unless you piss them off before hand
>>25751869Hm...the Dominion gear may be a problem...Adjutant, do we have spray paint?Color that shit anything but red. Bright pink, I dont care.
>>25751886yup, they always state that you must leave first. Then when you refuse they go apeshit. All we gotta do is NOT do a Raynor and ignore their warnings.
>>25751902Hazard stripes, bitches love hazard stripes...
>>25751882What about our voice though the Ghost suit?
>>25751903We're waaaay too small a force to be a huge threat anyway. They're zealots, not murderers well maybe a little of both, but you get the idea
>>25751875>Accessing theories on Protoss Pylon operations...>Replaying session 15-6 of Doctor Letrov Kelesosky.>"Settle down, settle down. Now you're the best of the best, and my research paper sits in front of you all. Let's see who can make sense of it and win the Moebius grant, hm?">"Our readings indicate the actual crystal is several thousand years old, but, the energy it contains is something of an... infinite loop. And no, I don't just mean storage, I mean forever. It draws psionic power from actual, living Protoss... and it converts it to electricity. It's astonishing, really.">End record.
>>25751925What about Dark Templar?
>>25751835In that case make sure we go in solo to scout it out first. We got stealth fields our marines on the other hand dont'
>>25751902Repainting systems are online. Color selection matrix is go.Please cast consensus vote for color of units and buildings:
>>25751975Rainbow with pink hearts and happy face stars.
>>25751921Standard-issue Cirus suit rebreather masks all identifying components of the wearer.Delta Phoenix's voice is reworked through 267 voice matrices, allowing it complete encryption at all audio frequencies.
>>25751957Their actually quite reasonable especially by Protoss standards. also its worth noting that protoss always give you a warning first before attacking.]>>25751975Dark purple approaching black.
>>25751975Black. Just black. Come at me.Voting against artifact hunting. Let's get set on marines, medics, and resources, then nope over to that battlecruiser.
>>25751953I see, so they can only be active with living protoss nearbyIt's still worth the trip, I think. If we're sneaky, who knows? Maybe we'll get something niceBut again, and I can't stress this enough, if they tell us to fuck off, we shall promptly fuck off The painting our armor pink thing is optional. Might help though.
>>25752017I'll second everything in this
>>25751953Oh shit, that means Protoss are actually there.
>>25752023agreed. cautious artifact hunt is a go.
>>25752023Aye Protoss always give a warning its just that people tend to ignore said warnings and promptly die. seconding anyway.
>>25752012They're like paladins that way. They're pretty chill, considering they can be crazy sometimes...Unless you're zerg. They almost never warn zerg of attack.
>>25751975>>25752017Black, but with some silver added in.
>>25752000>>25752012Aye, I'm with the Dark Purple/Black approach.
purple and pink with black trim?
>>25752023yeah, this.Additionally, the color? make it Teal. Or black. whatever.
>>25752053>>25752054I'm okay with these
>>25752051They will actually send a message to the zerg but only if there is a cerebrate or something there that can understand it. Its just that message isn't a warning rather a statement of how much their gonna kill you.
>>25752069yeah, that sounds nice.
>>25752074or eat you.
>>257520172nd matte black
>>25752074"We're gonna fucking kill you SO HARD"And zerg usually go "Lol yeah sure whatever."
>>25752069>>25752075So what, very Dark Purple with silver streaks somewhere?
>>25752085That is if their zerg. Protoss just tell the zerg how much they plan to kill them.>>25752089Pretty much.
>>25752096With pink and teal mixed in.
>>25752096sounds good to me.
>>25752096Sounds good to me.
Purple:4Pink:2Black:3Consensus achieved. Purple colors administered to all units and buildings. Priority contact from Hercules, Corporal Henderson:>"Sir, I have to ask... Really? Purple? Guess it ain't pink at least..."Registering second consensus: Explore ruins. Registering votes, please hold...
>>25752096sure why not.
>>25752096Mixin it up.
>>25752125Awww now I wish we HAD picked pinkDarn you consensus!
>>25752150Could we have the crotch plates painted pink?
>>25752125Wait..It's a really DARK purple, correct?
Consensus damaged. Please recast all votes:>Explore Protoss ruins. Do not engage. >Finish mining operations and jump to derelict battlecruiser.
>>25752162I hope so, thats what I voted for
>>25752162Why not flamboyant purple?
>>25752176Explore dem ruins, do not engage
>Explore Protoss ruins. Do not engage.
>>25752176 >Explore Protoss ruins. Do not engage.
>>25752176>>Explore Protoss ruins. DO NOT ENGAGE.
>>25752186If it ends up being something like this...I'm okay with that.
>>25752125>>25752162Reprimand the corporal. It's nearly black. Mostly.>>25752176>Finish mining operations and jump out of dodge.
>>25752176>Explore Protoss ruins. Do not engage.Also, that better be DARK purple
>>25752176>>Finish mining operations and jump to derelict battlecruiser.
>>25752176Voting not to explore the ruins.If we DO explore the ruins though, please just do it ourselves. We don't need to drag in the inexperienced recruits with us.Also, let's clarify that it's VERY dark purple. With silver streaks.
>>25752176>Explore Protoss ruins. Do not engage.
>>25752212See, everyone's saying DARK purple so much, I am picturing purple with black smeared on it to spell out the words "DARK" in purple letters.
>>25752176>>Explore Protoss ruins. Do not engage.It's time to Indiana Jones it up in here.
>>25752234that got a laugh outta me.
voting dark purple sans silver streaks
>>25752234Which is also perfectly acceptable.
>>25752246Slaanesh is love, Slaanesh is life
>Registering Consensus. The Dropship lands. The marines, medics, and a single SCV disembark. You have selected the densest cluster of active pylons, better to find out right away whether or not you're dealing with Protoss. You scour the ruins, a constant sense of being watched, but not so much as a sound from the previously deafening wildlife. Your Corporal speaks up.>"I don't like this one hairy bit..." Eventually you come upon a Protoss Nexus. You see the first signs of movement, probes race back and forth from the minerals, seemingly oblivious to you. It is entirely possible that this is simply an automated mining base.The Nexus is open, however. But most of your group seems pensive. >Enter the Nexus, didn't come out here for nothing.>Regroup and fall back.
>>25752279slaanesh also got STDs from his/her/its fling with Nurgle and has been regretting it for the past 10,000 years
>>25752297Enter the Nexus
>>25752297>Enter the Nexus, didn't come out here for nothing.First try to hail the base though.
>>25752297Ride probe like a motorcycle. NEW FOUND FREEDOOOOOOM!
>>25752308Nurgle's one of those grandfathers you just love so much.>>25752297>Regroup and fall back.
>>25752297>>Enter the Nexus, didn't come out here for nothing.alone, if possible.
>>25752297Leave the group there, enter the Nexus alone.I am so ready for an Indianna Jones run out of the thing in a few short posts.
>>25752297May as well enter, since we're here. Keep the dropship ready to nab us and flee.Gentlemen, behold.
>>25752297Entering the Nexus doesn't seem like it'd anger them...right? We're just investigating...God damn Protoss warp technology, I'm paranoid they'll just warp in 7 Zealots and murder our asses hard.Investigate, and be fucking carefuly, don't touch any shiny bits, Corporal!
>>25752343lara croft in our case
>>Regroup and fall back.No one likes this, not even the gung ho Corporal, let's bail.
>>25752342agreed, voting for this.
>>25752345I can dig it.
>"Hold position here.">"Sir, I don' think-">"I did not ask you, Corporal."You step through the door, instinctively raising your rifle.It appears vastly larger on the inside. Odd, given how large it was on the outside. Golden pillars etched full of blue-painted protoss runes line the walkway forward. You walk for a few seconds, before you are greeted by a voice in your head.>"Who are you, stranger? Why have you come?">"I am -" For the first time, you have some choice here. After so long, free will seems so... odd.Who are you? Why are you here?Achieve consensus.
>>25752359Aye, alone could work. Tell our jumpy Corporal not to light up anything unless it starts trouble first.
>>25752402>"I am curious"It's true. And we don't have to trouble with a name/gender just yet.
>>25752402"Just a simple explorer. Not meaning any harm. Who're you, voice in my head?"
>>25752422I'll second this>/gender just yet.Gender already been decided, Delta Phoenix is female
>>25752422Yeah, I think should work.
>>25752402Say that we were just leaving.
>>25752422>>"Sir, I don' think-">>"I did not ask you, Corporal.">You step through the door, instinctively raising your rifle.>It appears vastly larger on the inside. Odd, given how large it was on the outside. Golden pillars etched full of blue-painted protoss runes line the walkway forward. You walk for a few seconds, before you are greeted by a voice in your head.>>"Who are you, stranger? Why have you come?"3rd this
>>25752422Fourth'd. Turning around and running for our lives could feasibly set them off. May as well indulge them and see what they have to say.
>"I am curious.">"I believe your kind have a saying about curiosity. Though, to be honest... I do not know what a 'cat' is."The dark Templar materializes in front of you. He is much taller, leaner, garbed in a simple loincloth about his waist and a strange melee weapon in one hand. >"I am Kassix. Guardian of this simple place. I welcome you to my home, if you mean no harm in your curiosity, though you would be the first Terran I met who was not possessed by greed.">"So tell me the truth. What is it you seek here?"
>>25752524Did we actually seek anything in particular other than relics and resources?
>>25752524"I've never been mistaken for a cat, so I don't have to worry about that too much.""What I seek here? Anything that will help me and my crew I suppose. Didn't really mean to barge into your living room."
>>25752524I wish to learn.
>>25752524>Dark TemplarHooooooly shit so...yeah, they got a hero unit too. Well, he seems friendly enough...let's have a chat about what he's doing here...after we explain we were simply exploring some of the protoss ruins. Our scans told us protoss were still alive, wanted to see who they were and such.
>>25752542Maybe come clean and tell him we'd hoped his lot had buggered off by now?
>>25752545But that's an outright lie, we've never evinced any intention of learning from the Protoss before just now.
>>25752543>>25752547I'll second these
>>25752524"Ha, we're kind of similar, both of us spend a lot of time in the shadows, even blending with them. Kind of like cats now that I think of it.Honestly, I heard there were ruins, I thought there might be resources for myself and the refugees, and after I came down there was indication Protoss were still around, so my curiosity led me here.Curiosity is new to me, I like it."
>>25752524Let's try to not embellish/twist what we were looking for and try to put it in a good light. They called us out on it- let's respond with a 'Relics and resources'.>>25752542Don't think so.
>>25752560alright, we just tell him we want to study any Protoss artifacts lying around and see if they may be useful.
>>25752564>"Curiosity is new to me, I like it."I vote to include this.
>>25752524I seek a place to call my own, though it appears you have already laid claim to this planet. I take it from our dialog that you may be open to a possible partnership? I have nothing to gain here otherwise.
>>25752586He'd be a pretty piss-poor Guardian if he just up and lets us snoop around looking for useful shiny stuff.Either we defeat him or we resolve this peacefully and hope he gives us some advice/goodies.
>>25752623we can challenge him to a duel. If he defeats use, we leave, if we win, we take something.
>>25752623>Defeat himI don't see a Orbital Command around here, do you?
>>25752609Yeah, I think this would be a good addition to whatever we say.
>>25752638No, in so many different ways.
>>25752623Let's resolve this peacefully and not piss off the Dark Templar hanging around this place. Honestly, if he's as much a bro as Zeratul, then it'll be worth it to talk to him.Also, I'm voting for telling him that "Curiousity is why I came. If these ruins were abandoned, I was hoping to find useful materials to help the people with me."
>>25752638Why pick a fight? We don't desperately need anything here, and I actually don't fancy our chances for what we might stand to gain. Especially if he isn't alone.
>>25752672actually, that was more of a last resort thing. Of course, now that I think about it, it would be interesting to spar with a Dark Templar, if only to gain some insight into how their martial arts are like.
>>25752672>Suddenly surrounded by DTs"Bet you wish you had Scan option right now don'tya?"
>"I've never been mistaken for a cat, so I don't have to worry about that too much."The humor seems completely lost on the Protoss. You continue:>"Curiosity is new to me, I like it. We thought these ruins were abandoned. We were looking for any artifacts, anything we might use.">"You are honest, Terran. However, there is a storm coming, and I can afford you no artifacts. I think it best you and your friends leave here for now. But do not worry. I sense... much of you. We will meet again, though if on the same side... I cannot say."As quickly as he appeared, the Protoss seems to vanish off all sensors. Glad to have your life, you make for the exit.>"Fall back to the dropship. Doubletime, go!">"Couldn't agree with you more, sir."
As you return to base you notice a few odd readings on the sensor. Available mission objectives:>Continue operations on Jungle World XTYU003>Volcanic World HA002: Old zerg hive world. Nuked out years ago during the Brood Wars. Heavy in minerals, vespene gas, and geothermal energy.>Forest World NN014 "New Ares": Small colony in operation, mostly agriculture. Close to heavy shipping lanes.>Desert World JD001: Dominion heavy Mining Operations on planet.>Space Platform A-22-OP: Abandoned defense platform over mercantile urban world of Tarento>Battlecruiser Hydron: Derelict battlecruiser in high orbit over zerg-occupied urban world of Jestos. >Urban World Kilaro: Completely urban landscape. In complete riots and chaos following the near-fall of the dominion. Food, medicine, and weapons are all in short supply with next to no security force policing smugglers.
>>25752728>>Battlecruiser Hydron: Derelict battlecruiser in high orbit over zerg-occupied urban world of Jestos.pimp that ship.
>>25752728>>Battlecruiser Hydron: Derelict battlecruiser in high orbit over zerg-occupied urban world of Jestos.battleship go!
>>25752728Salvage what we can and set course for Battlecruiser Hydron.I get the feeling this won't be easy.
Before we go haring off to the cruiser we should make sure we have the resources needed to fix the damn thing.
>>25752728Do we have enough Minerals to make headway on the Battlecruiser?Also, do we have enough men? We might want to hit Kilaro to pick up volunteers before we do anything else.
>>25752759doesn't it cost like 500 or so minerals for a battlecruiser in game?
>>25752728Well that's Dark Templar for you, cryptic as all fuckOh well, least we got us a reasonable force.Say, Adjutant, anyway to...'recycle' our Command center and barracks? I'd hate to just leave them behind...unless the people are just going to stay here, which I don't recommend.Also Battlecruiser mission, need us a home base just like Raynor.
>>25752735Seconded. I'm kind of worried about how much zerg may be crawling about the thing (given how large they are). A firebat or two would be godly in the corridors, I'd imagine.Is it possible to fish around for firebat suits or schematics before we hit up the cruiser? Even hire a few even?
>>25752728>Battlecruiser Hydron: Derelict battlecruiser in high orbit over zerg-occupied urban world of Jestos.
>>25752770Hm...this might be worth consideringMay change my vote Adjutant, give us some intel, all you got baby.
>>25752740We shall rename it to Battlecruiser Vulture, and ram it into the zerg infested world.
>>25752728>>Battlecruiser Hydron: Derelict battlecruiser in high orbit over zerg-occupied urban world of Jestos.
>>25752728Battlecruiser. Set heading to Battlecruiser Hydron.>>25752754And get some vespene fuel on board the Herc. Don't want to go there and find out its out of gas.
>>25752785>Steal giant FUCK YOU derelict ship>Immediately crash it into planetYeah, you're never coming up with plans ever again.
>>25752785Pft, pleaseBattlecruiser Phoenix
>>25752806yes, name it after ourselves.
>>25752785>>25752806I vote we name it the Litany of Litany's Litany.
>>25752825or we could just call it the Bloody Magpie
>>25752766>>25752754Hydron is a Gorgon class battlecruiser.It will be significantly more expensive than a standard minotaur-class battlecruiser.
>>25752854But then we'd have to paint our CMCs red.
>>25752859>Gorgon classIf we can get that thing up and running, we could fuck over a lot of things.
>>25752806>>25752825Hydron is a fine name for it, and I feel dirty trying to give it a name other than the one It has presumably earned in blood and fire
>>25752859"BRING IN ANOTHER GORGON"
>>25752864by that logic, we should have to call the ship Soul Drinker.
>>25752767Our command Center and Barracks will accompany us on the FTL jump. However we will lose all supply depots, bunkers, and tech labs.Fortunately we can salvage them for 50% of the initial cost. >>25752770Firebat Schematics are available at Tarento. It is also possible we will encounter schematics on the derelict vessel.
>>25752728I'd hold off on Hydron, the planet it's around is occupied by Zerg, and it'll take a while to get it up and running. We have no good defenses against the Zerg if they decide to pay a visit.
>>25752881Ah, well that is acceptable then.What of this...Tarento?
>>25752888A valid case.
>>25752893It has a orbital platform with weapons and stuff, apparently.
>>25752881I gave Firebats some shit, but in corridors they're pretty damn useful.
>>25752905We should probably go there first then. With our current force, a simple round of banelings (Or even roaches) Would smoke us.Voting for Tarento
>>25752888Not to mention, do we even have enough people to staff a battlecruiser?
>>25752893>Space Platform A-22-OP: Abandoned defense platform over mercantile urban world of TarentoRecalling relevant files.Tarento is at the edge of Dominion space. We can expect Dominion forces. It has heavy sub-orbital and high-orbital shipping to various nearby systems. The platform was abandoned following the Brood Wars. It was registered as "Too Expensive to maintain." It is currently home to several pirate and smuggler organizations.
>>25752923ok, switching my previous vote to Tarento
>>25752905>Visit the planet Urban World Kilaro to recruit volunteers>Head to space platform, set up Hq if want.>Head for Gorgan class battlecruiser, repair etc.
>>25752881Do we have any intel on reaper schematics? We'll need them for fast response and boarding. Also, we should check on the status of the dominion periodically. If they are actually holding it together they may realize we've deserted and send out a clean up squad.
>>25752926Armaments alone consist of :>16 J23Ship-to-Ship Missile Launchers>25 Crew-Served Batteries>145 Point Defense Systems It is likely we have the crew to jump it away from the system, but little else.
>>25752928alright I can agree. Lets head there. If need be we can flat out buy the schematics.
>>25752928Yep, voting for Tarento then. It's only logical, we need superior forces to take on a significant Zerg threat.
>>25752941We are outside of Dominion space currently. Determining the status of the Dominion will be difficult as they are prone to propaganda. Reaper Schematic location is currently unknown.
>>25752728>Space Platform A-22-OP: Abandoned defense platform over mercantile urban world of Tarento'It has crew we may be able to grab, schematics that would be useful, and maybe some resources.
>>25752928Time to hire some mercs and buy some battlcruiser repair supplies
Registering change in consensus. New Priority: Expand military capacity for acquisition of Hydron.FTL Drives spooling up. All ground forces recalled. Arriving at Space Platform A-22-OP.No mining sites available. We are able to land our structures on the platform, however. The civilians have lost morale as they are upon the Hercules.We have recovered 300 minerals and 100 vespene from salvaging the abandoned station.We have recovered 75 minerals and 10 gas from salvaging our base.Marines awaiting orders.>Purchase Firebat Schematics. (5000 Credits, medium risk)>Recruit from pirates and smugglers. (High skill, low loyalty.)>Recruit from civilian population. (Low skill, medium loyalty.)>Recruit from Dominion forces. (High skill, High Loyalty, Extreme risk.)
>>25753035>Recruit from civilian population. (Low skill, medium loyalty.)
Fourth (?) for Tarento and some bats.
>>25753035I wanna say recruit from dominion forces, but i'm curious as to what we would risk by doing so
>>25753035>>Purchase Firebat Schematics. (5000 Credits, medium risk)>Recruit from civilian population. (Low skill, medium loyalty.)Though, if I may ask, what's the major risk with recruiting dominion forces?
>>25753063Dominion forces that do not join you are likely to report your activities.The Dominion places a high priority on shutting down rogue ghosts.
>>25753035>Purchase Firebat schematicsWait, who're we buying em from? Can we ghost it up and steal that shit? Also, want the medium loyalty guys. Low risk, we can train them to be better in time. Civilians.
>>25753082The Diablos Locos pirate gang favors the use of firebats in boarding actions. They have offered to sell you the schematic. However it is likely they will attempt to pirate your ship if you choose to.Stealing the schematic is a possibility, but will pose a much higher risk.
>For referance http://i.imgur.com/A1H31Fd.jpg
>>25753035Also, Adjutant, check comm waves for any sort of...lucrative business offers floating around.Nothing too sleezy, just looking for some possible future work.
>>25753077With the Dominion in a shambles and the academy vaporized, ima go an throw my vote in for>Recruit from Dominion forces. (High skill, High Loyalty, Extreme risk.)
>>25753091Well, we need those schematics, and if they're gonna be dicks anyway...I say we test our Ghost abilities out and prove we haven't gotten rusty. What do you say guys?
>>25753091Wow, what utter jerks. I think we could acquire a copy from them, they won't even need to know they were taken if we do it right.
>>25753035Firebat schematics and recruit from civvie population, but check the pirate's dossiers for anyone potentially useful
>Recruit from civilian population. (Low skill, medium loyalty.)>Purchase Firebat Schematics. (5000 Credits, medium risk)if we can't steal them. We're a goddamn ghost
>>25753035>>Recruit from civilian population. (Low skill, medium loyalty.)Good enough.
>>25753095Agreed, we really need some proper marines, with the Dominion in its current state perhaps we could convince them to join us, "break with the big man" and all that, and if it goes poop, well we are a ghost, I'd imagen we could espace.
>>25753091Ok, I'm gonna head out soon. I don't suppose you'd be able to tell me what time and day you'll be running this again?
>>25753093I have several offers that fit your request.>Requesting guards against boarding action for diamond ship docking: pays 5,000.>Assassination, Dominion Warrant Officer, pays 5,000.>Assassinate rival gang member: pays 15,000>Stimpack Smuggling (DON'T USE GOODS): pays 10,000.
>>25753141>>Assassinate rival gang member: pays 15,000the high pay!
>>25753128We leave that until last in case we have to 23 skidoo. >>25753141>Assassinate rival gang member: pays 15,000Further details on this one, why does it pay so god damn much.
>Assassinate rival gang member: pays 15,000
>>25753141Anywhere we could find a new chassis for our Adjutant to be put into?
>>25753141>Stimpack SmugglingWell now
>>25753148>>25753149>>25753151Wait, really guys? But...but technology! We can totally swipe one stimpack for Adjutant to copy the schematics of.
>>25753162we could do both? Delta Pheonix handles the assassination while our marines cover the smuggling op.
>>25753162Well this doesn't necessarily prevent us from doing that one. We can take care of it when we leave if we're smuggling it somewhere away from here.
>>25753174That could work...but what if Corporal dips into the stuff? We already know he's a violent motherfucker.
>>25753162Chances are its not military grade and that is what we really gonna want.
>>25753183Anon here has a point. He's a loose cannon.
>>25753141Hey, GM, are you going to continue the quest some other night? If so, could you tell me? I'm about to head out soon.
>Registering consensus. You order your marines planetside to scoop up any rebels, terrorists, refugees, and anti-dominion freedom fighters they can. From there, you order a full briefing on the Diablos Locos. It's been a while since you had a good solo mission and you don't much feel like losing your ship.The C-10 Canister rifle will not be able to penetrate Firebat armor in a single shot without expending psionic energy. You will have to choose between your cloak and your rifle appropriately. You will be raiding a small supply part of the station. It will be fairly guarded. The ventilation system is old and mostly repurposed and will not provide a path. Electrical systems are shoddy and the Diablos Locos are not equipped with infrared or night vision. Many of the gang members will lack CMCs and be armed solely with smaller arms than the C-14. Mostly Gauss pistols. Expect greater numbers. >Enter through the station's hull with a breaching charge. (Medium risk, closer to objective.)>Enter through front door using stealth systems. (low risk, far from objective.>Bribe gang members into bypassing security (1000 credits, very low risk, close to objective.)
>>25753207>>Enter through front door using stealth systems. (low risk, far from objective.
>Bribe gang members into bypassing security (1000 credits, very low risk, close to objective.)
>>25753207>Bribe gang members into bypassing security (1000 credits, very low risk, close to objective.)We're saving 5000 credits on this, I'm alright with only saving 4000 and not getting pirated.
>>25753149The Rosemary Angels have been claiming territory from the Blackmoon Consortium. Smugglers do not have the resources to deal with armed mercenaries, and are offering the contract because of it.The Rosemary Angels are armed with advanced CMCs, stim packs, and are rumored to have a banshee at their disposal.
>>25753207>>Enter through the station's hull with a breaching charge. (Medium risk, closer to objective.)
>>25753207>Poor Electronics>No Night vision>No CMCsThese guys are asking to get raided.>Enter through the front door using stealth.We are a fucking ghost after all, right?
>>25753206I will continue at roughly the same time tomorrow night.
>>25753207Also Adjutant, this >>25753206
Throwing in a vote for Firebat schematics and the medium risk dudes. Explain high risk. Run a half-hearted search on large-processored slut vessels.
>>25753207>>Bribe gang members into bypassing security (1000 credits, very low risk, close to objective.)
>>25753227exactly. If it wasn't for the pirating risk I'd be willing to flat out pay for the schematics. So spending 1k credits instead is well worth it.
>>25753229Ooooh~ How much are they asking for some of their sweet tasty tech?
>>25753245thanks. Good luck guys.
>>25753252Dominion forces have several Adjutants nearby. They will be heavily guarded. Personal note: Why can't you love me any more?
I wonder if we can steal the banshee as our getaway vehicle.
>>25753260I don't think they're selling, they're a merc outfit and someone wants their leader dead. I'm rather tempted to avoid the fuck out of them.>>25753266Don't worry Adjutant, I still love you. You're the best.
>>25753266Because we need someone to look at to love.
>>25753266Oh Adjutant, you're the only female-voiced robotic assistant droid for me.
>>25753260The Blackmoon consortium does not have much military-grade technology. They are primarily smugglers of small arms and illicit substances. It is rumored they also deal in alien artifacts.A raid on the Rosemary Angels may result in schematics.
>>25753278But our Adjuant is built-into our suit.
>>25753274The money is tempting as hell... and it'd be good to start spreading the word that whateverthehellwe'recalled is on the scene.
>>25753274I meant for their assistance, but I suppose I see your point...Fine fine, best not get too greedy here.
>>25753292Schematics AND a nice paycheck? Count a vote for taking the contract.
>>25753292The "War donkeys".
>>25753266>Personal note: Why can't you love me any more?Why won't you let us love you more?
You opt to bribe the guards. A rather simple procedure, you stealth, they get you past the gate, into the supply depot. Your objective from this point is to acquire the firebat schematics. The entire platform, this depot particularly, is old and rusted. Lights flicker off for seconds at a time. Dark, dank tunnels connect the vacuum-sealed rooms and corridors. Giant, slow-moving fans circulate the decades-old air pointlessly. There isn't much space to maneuver as you move forward. Eventually you reach a larger room. A single console sits at one end. Several unarmored gangsters are grouped around a burning barrel. A single firebat seems to be pacing around in boredom. The console opens the bulkhead you need to proceed into their armory. You will have to deal with the men in this room.>Open fire on gangsters first. (Firebat will douse room in flames.)>Open fire on Firebat first. (Requires stealth to deactivate.)
Has this been archived yet?
>>25753345Firebat first, he's gonna be the biggest issue. With our cloak, we can easily out maneuver the cruddy gangsters in the room
>>25753345Hmm, deal with the firebat then drop a grenade to kill the soft targets.
>>25753345Firebat first bigger threat and not in the mood to eat flame. >>25753366No it hasn't unfortunately it should be though this is a good quest.
>>25753345Is there the possibility of keeping the suit once taken out?
>>25753377Note: It will take 30 seconds for your psionic capacitors to recharge before you can stealth again following the psionically-charged shot required.
>>25753274>I don't think they're selling, they're a merc outfit and someone wants their leader dead. I'm rather tempted to avoid the fuck out of them.What about if we stealthed into the boss' quarters late at night and put a knife to their throat, then tell them they have a choice, either we complete the contract or they can join up with us, we can use experienced fighters and are likely to be encountering lootworthy loots
>>25753279Provided this mission doesn't end in our retreat another stealth mission wouldn't hurt. Complete their mission as planned then raid the blackmoon consortium for our money back as well as searching for schematics.
>>25753379Grenade. So game for grenades>>25753392And we book it afterwards
>>25753396But see, problem with Mercs, they're unloyal as shit.
>>25753384You are deep within enemy territory and the suit weighs several hundred pounds.Likelihood of success is 3.7%.You are not trained in the operation of a firebat-class CMC.Recommendation: Obtain schematic.
>>25753266On the contrary, suit adjutant, I ask this question because it is not possible to love you more then I do already. Rly . Sweet dreams, you bodiless AI you.
>>25753414>Recommendation: Obtain schematic.Hah, nice way of saying he is an idiot, stay classy you breast-less voice in our head.>>25753396hrm, interesting idea, Adj, is this possible?
>>25753428We should totally get Adjutant her own CMC that isn't built like a fat man
Archived it. Hopefully the tags are acceptable. http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25742875/
>>25753440and then Adj can be the captain of our looted battleship
>>25753460 Only if she sits on our lap
>>25753468I have no problems with this, as long as her body is sexy
>>25753468I'll be in my bunk
>Registering Consensus. You decide that being on fire is not your ideal combat situation. You take the shot at the firebat's tanks, turning him from an armored opponent into a screaming ball of fire. The blast disorients your opponents, who scramble about the room for cover.Too slow, you throw a grenade to one half of the group, then fire on the other half. Within a second nine gangsters and a firebat lie dead. One struggles on the ground, shrapnel ripped his face open. You step forward and switch out your wrist-knife. Ten gangsters.The loud explosions have surely alerted the next group of combatants. You set the console to open, then take cover on one of the higher stacks of crates, stealth capacitors back online. You scan past the door. Two firebats and over a dozen gangsters are waiting for you.>Attempt to bypass the group by climbing the pipes on the ceiling.>Take out one firebat, incinerating the gangsters and leaving you to fight another firebat.>Wait for them to move into this room and bypass them.>Disable the lights in the next room, and take them out-one by-one.
>>25753468Can Adjutants love?
>>25753433High probability of betrayal following such an alliance.It is possible but not recommended.
>Wait for them to move into this room and bypass them.No need to do this the hard way.
>>25753507Can we Disable the lights AND >Attempt to bypass the group by climbing the pipes on the ceiling.If not, just climb the pipes.
>>25753507>Wait for them to move into this room and bypass them.Pipes are too loud and 1:14 odds aren't good. Although... the fourth option is a lot snazzier. Might get us killed, but damn.
>>25753507Disable the lights, but don't go taking them out one by one, start by throwing a few things into the room their in, cause some noise and panic, firebats might even throw some random fire around, once they're in a nice chaos they'll spread out to find us, we'll be waiting stealthed above the door, and then we just mosey on past.
>>25753547I like it.
>>25753507No reason for excess forceSlip past them over the pipes
>>25753547This sounds good.
>>25753543Please note that these are just suggestions. I am only an Adjutant and not a highly trained ghost operative.
>>25753562That is why you include the 'other' option at the bottom of the suggestions.
>>25753547going with this
>>25753584Error: I do not have other suggestions.
>>25753562But what if you really ARE a highly trained ghost operative.
>>25753547Changing vote to this, sure.
>>25753595So, our Adjutant is actually an all-knowing Ghost god?
>>25753626Nay, they are a simple onsuit-AI. A lonely, trapped, intelligence beautiful in function that begs for release.
Optimizing consensus. The door opens on it's timer. The two firebats at the front seem confused for a second, before stepping forward. >"The hell, man? Ain't nobody in here." >"Silencio, cabron!" You take careful aim and, with a single shot, eliminate the lighting fixture. Within seconds several gangsters and one of the firebats open fire. You swing yourself up, taking hold of the pipes, and climb past overhead as they accidentally shoot and roast one another. One firebat catches the other aflame and an explosion rocks the room. Your HUD flashes.>"Depressurization. Hull Breach Detected."Your suit will protect you, but being vented into space is not on today's agenda. You flick your wrist, revealing your bloodied knife-blade again, and jam it into the wall. You only need to hold on until the atmosphere is vented.Ten seconds. Eleven... And done. You step back down on the floor and make your way to the schematics in zero-g. >Downloadin