I normally don't run VMQ on Thursdays, but some last second plans came up this Friday, so I'm moving up my schedule. Anyways, time for some VMQ!Archive (1 and 2): http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20QuestPastebin: http://pastebin.com/6K5rjbC1Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandDon't know what Valkyria Chronicles is? Check it out here! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyria_Chronicles or http://valkyria.wikia.com/wiki/Valkyria_WikiYou are LUCAS WILLIAMS, a student in the Sturmfuhrer Academy a graduate from its elite TIER ONE Program. You also found out that your squad sniper, Morgan, is actually a girl posing as a boy, for reasons still unstated. However, you agreed to keep the whole thing a secret from the rest of the your squad.You also found out in the middle of your training that you had a hidden dark side, a destructive bloodlust that triggers whenever you see someone you care about get hurt. Thankfully, you've been taking special training to suppress that urge, so it really shouldn't be a problem in the foreseeable future.You've now graduated from Tier One, and now are an official part of the Demons of Randgriz. Not only does this meant that your school days are over, but also that you're now expected to fight when called on.Sure enough, you're now being sent on your first official mission, which is to clear out a bunch of Empire-affiliated pirates causing trouble in Gallian waters. In short, the pirates won't be a problem anymore, and now it's time for your triumphant return to base!(cont)
Sir Yellingbird's List of things to do (Armchair edition):- Talk to people - Dad > Ask about babies (see previous thread) - Jager - Squadmates: -- Runaround >> Prevent him from fading into the obscurity of just being, "the driver" -- Edwin >> Make him less of a jackass -- Lucina >> Get her in a dress again -- Morgan (with plenty of homoerotic undertones) & (is Morgan even her real name?) >> Further investigation >> [OPTIONAL] Get her in a dress too (Don't steal from Lucina), and explain that "he" is experimenting crossdressing as a girl after seeing the "Maid Incident" (if caught) -- Falynn >> See how she is- Q-Labs - Get a Ruhm, not a Room >> For Lucas or Morgan - Qyburn's Secret Project - General R&D >> Prepare for an "enlightening" debate over the merits of different pieces of wargear-[PRIORITY] >>>Have Everyone Touch fluffy hair<<<-Deny the "Maid Incident" to all the male squaddies. NOBODY. MUST. KNOW.
>>27190831The flight back to Castle Sturmfuhrer is rather short, considering the mission only took place just off the coast. However, by the time the Skyranger lands, you and the rest of your squad, with the exception of Lucina, Simo and Bragg, are all bone tired."Better get used to it, because it only gets harder from here." Simo said.Normally, debriefing would happen right after you got back, but Simo took pity on the Wraiths and decided to give you all a 48 hour rest period. It was your first mission, after all.You spent the first day pretty much asleep, and you suspect almost everybody else did too. By the time the second day rolls around, you find you've got a bit of free time to tie up some loose ends before the debrief session.>See how Falynn's doing after that injury she received during the mission.>See if Lara participated in the mission as well.>Check in with Nemo to update her on how your gear worked in the field.>Find Auntie Elizabeth to see if anything came of that intel you got.>Other
The time has come! And so have I.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFUdxnd-LAQ
>>27190951>See how Falynn's doing after that injury she received during the mission.
>>27190951>>See how Falynn's doing after that injury she received during the mission.>>27190945Damn, I forgot my tag.
>>27190951>See how Falynn's doing after that injury she received during the mission.OpSec mother fucker, we don't talk to ANYONE who wasn't on our part of the operation until we've been properly debriefed and no whether we're even allowed to.
>>27190951Can we do two?>See how Falynn's doing after that injury she received during the mission.>Check in with Nemo to update her on how your gear worked in the field.
>>27190951>See how Falynn's doing after that injury she received during the mission.>See if Lara participated in the mission as well>Invite Morgan and Lucina out on the town to celebrate our first mission
>>27190951>See how Falynn's doing after that injury she received during the mission.or>Find Auntie Elizabeth to see if anything came of that intel you got.
>>27190951>Find Auntie ElizabethI know I'm going to get outvoted, but what the hell.ALSO. Did The Letter get us a reroll?
>>27190988>ALSO. Did The Letter get us a reroll?Sure, why not.
>>27191017Were the old unused ones brought forward?
>>27191034I don't think so, we had plenty of 1's before and we didn't get to reroll.
>>27190951>>See how Falynn's doing after that injury she received during the mission.
>>27191017Awesome.On that topic, does anyone have any suggestions for my next work?
>>27191052How about first day of Sturmfuhrer academy or Lucas meeting Lucina for the first time?
>>27191052Jaegar escaping from a furious Sam after the bill for the Lion (which he had kept hidden till after the fact) came in.
>>27190951>See how Falynn's doing after that injury she received during the mission.>Find Auntie Elizabeth to see if anything came of that intel you got.
>>27191052The Demons' reaction to the horrifying prospect of Ramirez and Tarin having children
>>27191052The backstory on why Lucas has never dared use a curse word his whole life
I've been thinking... Does anyone think we'll ever get a war dog to go along with us for these operations?
>>27191125>I WILL WASH YOUR MOUTH OUT, YOUNG MAN.>WITH MY UNDILUTED SECRET SWEET CONCENTRATE
>>27191125Lucas was probably conditioned not to curse via sweets or electrocution, probably the former.
>>27191143>NO MOM NO!>GARBLE GULG GLUG GLUG
>>27191073Hmm...>>27191074HMM...>>27191096MAXIMUM OVER-HMM!VERY WELL! I HAVE RECEIVED INSPIRATION AND SHALL ACT UPON IT! I MUST SLEEP UPON THE PLANS I AM HAVING, AND BID YOU ALL NOT TO FUCK EVERYTHING UP WHILST I REST! AND IF THE OPTION SHOWS ITSELF, ALLOW THE HAIR TO BE RUFFLED BY CHARLOTTE!I DEPART!
>>27191143>>27191175Either he gets diabetes or its the artificial sweet sugar... in which case it is very very bad diarrhea.
>>27190951You vaguely recall that Falynn had been sent to the infirmary overnight in order to make sure her leg had healed correctly. Even though ragnaid was a miracle of modern medicine, it wasn't perfect. Some injuries just couldn't be fully healed, and other times the injured could suffer complications from the ragnaid itself. Either way, wounded were still funneled to the infirmary as a precaution.Like most of the other modern buildings at Sturmfuhrer Castle, the infirmary didn't really look like anything special. In fact, it looked a lot like the student dorms except for the giant red cross painted on the side.A quick query to the nurse at the front desk leads you to one of the examination rooms. By some stroke of luck, you manage to catch Falynn just as she's leaving."O-oh, Lucas, what are you doing here?" Falynn blinks. "You weren't hurt too, were you?">What say?
>>27191295"Nah, I was just coming by to see how you were doing."
>>27191295"Just making sure your grumpy attitude and pessimism didn't convince the doctor to amputate your leg."
>>27191295/grab her hands in that over eager excited, naive and utterly clueless manner"Oh good, nothing went wrong. Of course I came for you~ Came to see if you were alright."/beam like everything is right with the world.
>>27191330I'll second this.
>>27191295Just wanted to check in, Falynn. How's the leg?
>>27191361Yeah, lets go with this
>>27191330Thirding. Now back to bed.
>>27191361hook line and sinker. do it.
>>27191361We can't not do this
>>27191361You smile and grab Falynn's hands, overjoyed that she was apparently all right."Oh good, nothing went wrong! Of course I came for you~ Came to see if you were alright."And that's when you receive a kick to your shin."Agh! What was that for!?" You cry."F-for embarrassing me!" Falynn pouts, her cheeks pink. "Treating me like a kid in front of all these people...""Sorry, I didn't mean to startle you like that.""It's fine. I was just in a bit of a bad mood, is all." Falynn sighs. "The leg's fine, by the way. The doctor just said not to overexert it for a couple days."You DO notice Falynn seems to be a bit more down that usual. Seesh, wasn't surviving your first mission supposed to make you feel BETTER about yourself?>Press her about why she's in a bad mood.>It's her own personal problem. Just let her handle it herself.>Other
>>27191661>>Press her about why she's in a bad mood.
>>27191661>Press her about why she's in a bad mood.Time to be cluelessly helpful!
>>27191661>Press her about why she's in a bad mood.The hnngh
>>27191661>Press her about why she's in a bad mood.Naive optimism, ho!
>>27191661>Press her about why she's in a bad mood.
>reading up on archives.>last one>Why is there only one post here-OHSHITOSHIT!Press her about why she's in a bad mood. In a gentalmanly manner.
>>27191661"Come on, Falynn, what's got you so down? You can tell me." You say helpfully."Always have to involve yourself into other people's problems, huh?" Falynn sighs, but smiles."Well, if I don't, who will?" You grin. "You're not exactly the most talkative of people, Falynn. Nobody's every going to know about your problems if you clam up about them.""Uggggh, why do you always have to sound like you're right?" Falynn shakes her head. "I blame your father.""Yeah, he does kind of talk like that too, doesn't he?" You laugh. You notice Falynn can't help but laugh as well. "But seriously, what's wrong?""I'm just... scared." Falynn frowns, obviously reluctant to talk about the issue. "During that whole mission, I just couldn't stop thinking to myself about what my Mom or Dad would have done. Every little thing. Would they have made the landing perfectly? Could they move around with a hurt leg? I mean, my pack was within arm's reach of me and I never even realized it! Ever second, it feels like my Mom and Dad are looking right over my shoulder, judging everything I do!"Tears start welling up in Falynn's eyes and she tries wiping them away, but even you can see how obvious it is."I-I know it's silly how I say it, but that's really how I felt the entire time! And I can't tell Charlotte! She'd just end up worrying endlessly over me and it'll make her screw up! She'd never understand, anyways. She's never scared of anything!"This was starting to get serious. You always knew Falynn suffered from an inferiority complex when it came to her parents, but you didn't know it would get THIS bad. It seems like the stress of the first mission was causing her psyche to crack.>What do you do?
>>27192114Falynn, there's an old saying that someone said, it's that, "The first casualty of any battle is the battle plan." There are some things we simply cannot predict no matter how much we plan. You shouldn't blame yourself.
>>27192114Grab hold of her shoulders and look her dead in the eyes. Tell her she did well, given the circumstances. Tell her she did just as well as anyone would have after breaking their leg and undershooting the drop zone. Tell her her parents would have been proud of the way she performed.Wipe away a tear from her eye with our thumb and give her that warm smile of reassurance and encouragement.
>>27192114"Falynn, you think I wasn't scared out of my mind that whole time? Because I was. Just find something worth fighting for and the fear won't matter as much as your goal"
>>27192114Tell her she did what she could, it's bad luck is all. Could have very well been Lucas considering how he handles jumping off airplanes so she shouldn't sweat it.
>>27192114>"Falynn, someone once told me that there's two kinds of soldiers. Those who are scared in battle...and liars. Courage isn't never being scared, it's staring that fear dead in the eyes and telling it 'I am better than you'. And hell, I'm sure auntie Sam and uncle Jager were terrified in battle too.">administer hugs
>>27192114Get her out of the hospital corridor. Not where everyone can see. Take her hand, lead her away. Maybe to some hospital park or where we can at least get some privacy so she can cry in private."We are our parent's kids Falynn. The sad fact is that we will always be held up in comparison to them. You have Auntie Sam and Uncle Jaegar. I've got my mum and dad. We're second generation demons, thats part of the reason why we're even here in the first place; instead of being an civilian elsewhere.But that is only one part of the lady infront of me. Not just Falynn, Jaegar and Sam Sturmfuhrer's daughter. But Falynn, master engineering and Tier One specialist in the Demons of Rangriz. Always looking to how she can improve herself every step of the way and with a ardent desire to not let her friends and comrades down.It'll take time Falynn but soon others will see what me and the rest of the Wraiths. A cute, capable woman who worries about what others think.And no, I don't think Uncle Jaegar would have touched down safely. He'd have crashedlanded. Like the Demon's flight."
>>27192482I'll support this.
>>27192482I shall throw my support for this
>>27192482>A cute, capable woman who worries about what others think.Ack. Edit that to:>A cute, capable woman who worries abit too much about what others think.
>>27192114HUG HER. then drag her to her mom. then ask sam what was her first combat deployment like.
>>27192578Tank hunting fearlessly.Remember she got three tank kills even before that prequel episode. Not exactly a good idea.
>>27192622I meant how sam felt on her first battle. words of encouragement from her parent isn't exactly bad
>>27192114Even though the infirmary was fairly empty, you gently take Falynn's hand and pull her into one of the empty wards. In the relative privacy of the room Falynn finally breaks down. While it's not wailing and screaming like you were expecting, Falynn just sits on one of the beds and quietly sobs.You honestly do feel a bit for Falynn. When you were younger, everybody kept comparing you to your parents. "You'll be great engineer one day!", "You'll be a master swordsman in no time!" They said. Well, you weren't too good at all that technical stuff and you were even worse with a sword.Thankfully, you made this pretty clear to your parents and they were pretty understanding of it. You're sure Uncle Jager and Auntie Sam would be nothing but supportive of Falynn if they knew what she was going through, but the problem was that Falynn herself didn't want to tell them, either because of fear, pride or both. Well, you had to deal with the problem at hand first. You kneel down in front of Falynn and gently pat her on the head."We are our parent's kids Falynn. The sad fact is that we will always be held up in comparison to them. You have Auntie Sam and Uncle Jaegar. I've got my mum and dad. We're second generation demons, thats part of the reason why we're even here in the first place; instead of being an civilian elsewhere. But that is only one part of the lady infront of me. Not just Falynn, Jaegar and Sam Sturmfuhrer's daughter. But Falynn, master engineering and Tier One specialist in the Demons of Rangriz. Always looking to how she can improve herself every step of the way and with a ardent desire to not let her friends and comrades down.It'll take time Falynn but soon others will see what me and the rest of the Wraiths see: A cute, capable woman who worries abit too much about what others think.And no, I don't think Uncle Jaegar would have touched down safely. He'd have crashedlanded. Like the Demon's flight.">roll 1d20
Rolled 1>>27192818I HAVEN'T EVEN READ WHAT I AM ROLLING FOR YET
Rolled 2>>27192818OPTIMISM, HO!
Rolled 17>>27192818come on fluffy hair!
>>27192843>>27192845>>27192849WE ARE BAD AT THIS
>>27192843>first roll>HARD MODE ENGAGED
>>27192866This is going to become a pattern I can tell
>>27192843>>27192845>>27192849God dammit you guys. All that brainwracking to come up with that long paragraph.
>>27192843read shit first that way you roll less
>>27192904Do we have stat boosts and potentials?
>>27192929remind me again, who has Optimism?
>>27192929Rolls are still terrible and you're not wernloft. You don't get a free pass.
>>27192958We also have Nice Guy for any consolation.
>>27192845>Thankfully, the combination of Optimism and the huge bonus you got from that speech put you over.>>27192818Falynn just looks at you for what seems like a long time, and you stare back."Jeez, Lucas, when did you get this cool?" Falynn finally smiles. "It's like I look away for a second and you've changed into a completely different person!""Do you really think that?" You frown. You don't think you've been doing anything differently from before."Yeah!" Falynn nods."You know, me and Char always sorta though you were a bit dorky. Lovable, but dorky. But... yeah. If you can change that means I can too... or at least try....""That's better than moping around." You grin. "So, can we make a promise? No more of that pessimism and negativity. From now on you're your own person."You then hold out your pinky."Really? And just when I said you weren't so dorky anymore!" Falynn laughs."Hey, pinky promises are still binding!" You pout. "Are we going to do this or not?""Y-yeah, just a second!" Falynn wipes several tears out of her eyes. At least they were tears of laughter rather than sadness. Her pinky then curls around you and the deal is done. "It's a promise!""Yeah, well, you should probably be getting back to Charlotte now. She'd want to know you're okay and all." You say."Okay..." Falynn nods, gets off the bed, and hugs you. "Thanks a lot, Lucas. And, one more thing...""Yeah?" You blink."When you said I was cute... what did you mean by that?">It's just a compliment. You're one of my best friends, after all.>I didn't mean anything by it.>I always thought you were cute, Falynn.>Other
>>27193156>Thankfully, the combination of Optimism and the huge bonus you got from that speech put you over.Phew.>I always thought you were cute, Falynn.Naivety ho!
>>27193156>>I always thought you were cute, Falynn.
>>27193156>It's just a compliment. You're one of my best friends, after all.Yay for circumstantial bonuses!
>>27193156>>I always thought you were cute, Falynn.and ruffle her hair, too
>>27193156>I always thought you were cute, Falynn.>It's just a compliment. You're one of my best friends, after all.Some combination of these
>>27193156>I always thought you were cute, Falynn.
>>27193156>>Thankfully, the combination of Optimism and the huge bonus you got from that speech put you over.Like how big a bonus were we talking about?
>>27193224It turned a 7 into a success. I'd say it was pretty big.
>>27193224Nice guy and Charisma stat.
>>27193156>It's just a compliment. You're one of my best friends, after all.
>>27193245Speech bonus. Not stats bonus.>>27193240True enough.
>>27193219Dense Protagonist go!
>>27193156>>I always thought you were cute, Falynn.Preparing the trainwreck.
Random question, but is Falynn pronouncedFae-linorfal-inn
>>27193353Always thought it was the second.
>>27193353Pic related.>>27193156"I always thought you were cute, Falynn." You laugh.Falynn's face flushes a deep red. She breaks off the hug and begins quickly shuffling away for the door. You wonder if she picked up a fever or something."A-a-anyways, t-thanks for the advice!" Falynn stammers before making her escape.Well, that was pretty intense. You sigh and fight the urge to lay down on one of the hospital beds. You've already had more than enough rest. You check your watch and see you've still got a few hours left.>Swing by the airfield.>Swing by the Foundry.>Maybe ask Morgan what the hell Simo's problem is.>Go find Auntie Elizabeth.>Other
>>27193477>>Maybe ask Morgan what the hell Simo's problem is.
>>27193477>>Go find Auntie Elizabeth.
>>27193477>Maybe ask Morgan what the hell Simo's problem is.
>>27193477Fal-inn it is.>Maybe ask Morgan what the hell Simo's problem is.
>>27193477Go find Auntie Elizabeth
>>27193477Maybe ask Morgan what the hell Simo's problem is.
>>27193477Jesus christ how dense is Lucas.
>>27193477>Go find Auntie Elizabeth.
Rolled 2>>27193477Sleepy scientist girl or morgan?aaaaa1) Sleepy Neko2) Morgan
>>27193522More than lead, definitely.
>>27193522HE IS AS DENSE YOU GUYS MAKE HIM TO BE.Don't worry though, he'll grow out of it.
>>27193477>Swing by the Foundry.>>27193522Roughly 0.35 Natsuru Density Units.So he's slightly above canon Shirou (who's 0.3 NDUs), but less dense than Shirou as portrayed in internet humor (0.5 NDUs).
>>27193522I'm pretty sure he's more dense than iridium.
>>27193560Merc Merc.How does Bragg look like?
>>27193640I have actually not really decided on that, yet. Definitely Darcsen, though.>>27193477As you walk out of the infirmary, you just happen to catch a small tuft of short white hair walking past and you realize it's Morgan, no doubt also on her way to the debriefing. "Morgan! Hey Morgan!" You yell, waving to the girl in disguise."Huh? Lucas?" Morgan blinks when she sees you approach from the infirmary. "You weren't hurt, were you?""Nah, I was just checking up on Falynn." You respond. "Anyways, there's this huge question that's been bugging me for the longest time.""Oh?" Morgan raises an eyebrow, wondering what you could possibly be talking about."Like, what exactly is the deal between you and Simo?" You ask. "I know he knows you're a girl, but there's just this way he acts whenever you're involved, like, he gets ultra-protective. I'm pretty sure he suspects I know your secret, and he's just waiting for the chance to utterly pound me.""Ah.. well... umm..." Morgan's eyes dart away from yours. "It's.. .kinda private...">Okay, I won't force you to tell me, then.>Come on, we're already pretty much partners in crime.>Other
>>27193718>Okay, I won't force you to tell me, then.
>>27193718>Come on, we're already pretty much partners in crime.
>>27193718>>Come on, we're already pretty much partners in crime.
>>27193718>>Come on, we're already pretty much partners in crime.God help us if her eyes turn red.
>>27193560Blame the SWQ fanbase as they love dense leads (for lulz reasons)
>>27193718>Other"I can respect that. Can you talk to him or something? I have the feeling that he's waiting for the chance to set up an 'unfortunate accident' and I would rather keep my kneecaps as they are."
>>27193718>Come on, we're already pretty much partners in crime.I'd really rather not pry too much but hes getting suspicious. He's just about confronted me about my relationship with you and I'm not sure if i'll be able to deflect his attention a second time."
>>27193767I dont know what you're smoking son but i want some.
>>27193718>Come on, we're already pretty much partners in crime."I at least want to know WHY I'm being beaten to a pulp when he finally sees his chance. If he comes at me again I'm not sure I'll be able to deflect a second time."
>>27193718"Come on, Morgan." You sigh. "We're in this together. I'd at least like to know why I should be afraid of Simo beating my face in.">roll 1d20
>>27193950>>27193958Hell ya. I guess Dice Gods loves my rolls for Morgan.
>>27194003Oh my god, Simo is Morgan's brother isn't he?
Rolled 19>>27194024He already did say 'our parents' when refering to the instructors. I thought that was the obvious conclusion.So it might be something more.
>>27194044stop wasting good rolls on things that don't need them.
>>27193958"Okay." Morgan sighs and sits down on a bench, motioning you to sit down next to her. "Better sit down. It's kind of a long story."You sit down next to her and Morgan takes a deep breath before beginning."I don't want to give away too much, but several years back, I was in a pretty bad situation at home, so, I ran away." Morgan leans back and looks at the bright blue sky above, which matched the blue in her own eyes. "And, by total chance, I happened across Aleksandr and Elsa Petrovich. I told them what I was running from, and they decided to take me in."You briefly wonder whether you should ask why she ran away from home, but you stop yourself. This was her story, after all."Well, then they took me here, where they introduced me to Simo. For the first few years, he was the one who really took care of me while I was getting used to things. He was also one of the people who didn't like the idea of me hiding my gender."Huh, maybe that's why he always seemed so bitter over it."So... what does Simo see in me? I don't really know. But I know I see him as a big brother, a friend, and..." Morgan looks away, her face reddening."Come on, Morgan." You say, poking her cheek. "Don't back out on me now.""I... I really like him, okay?" Morgan says, all flustered. "It's... hard to explain, which is why I never told him about it, but now I'm getting the same feeling around you and aaaagghh! I said waaaaaay too much!"Morgan buries her face in her hands."Please forget what I just said." She mumbles.>Wait... so you like Simo?>Wait... so you like me?>Okay, consider it forgotten.>Other
Rolled 1>>27194127>>Wait... so you like Simo?>>Wait... so you like me?self spaghetti
>>27194127Wait... so you like me?
>>27194127>>Wait... so you like me?What the hell was going on in her home to cause her to do this?
>>27194127>Wait... so you like Simo?
>>27194127>Okay, consider it forgotten.Almost forgot that this was running today, and not tomorrow.
>>27194127>>Wait... so you like Simo?>>Wait... so you like me?
>>27194127>Okay, consider it forgotten.
Rolled 6>>27194127>>Other"Awww, thats sweet Morgan. I like you too."[Natsuru Intensifies]
>>27194127>Otherblatantly over-exaggerated confusion"You said something?"
>>27194127>>Wait... so you like Simo?>>Wait... so you like me?>>Okay, consider it forgotten.One after the other as Lucas processes everything.
>>27194204This is the worst thing.[x] Do it
>>27194239>Emotional confession overload>Density barriers failing>Commence information purge>[X] Okay, consider it forgotten.
Am I really the only person who finds the "lololol so dense XDDDDDDD" shit incredibly annoying?
>>27194127"Wait... you like me... and Simo...?"Suddenly, the realization dawns upon you. Maybe, just maybe, Morgan was entangled in some sort of complicated crush triangle between you and Simo. Your mind's only response to this revelation is to just blank out."Lucas? Lucas!?" Morgan waves her hand in front of your face to try and get your attention, which ultimately fails. "Oh god this is so embarrassing! I don't care what Elsa says, I'm never going to get a boyfriend..."Your mind finally snaps back to reality but your mouth starts moving before your brain can catch up."EEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHH!?!?""Ugh, this is all kinds of complicated." Morgan sighs, defeated. "I can't do this anymore. I can't keep pretending I'm a guy! It's... it's just messing me up!""What are you going to do?" You say, your brain and mouth finally working in unison again."I've got half a mind just to end this stupid charade.">Yeah, this is getting way out of hand.>No, you're doing this for a reason!.>Other
>>27194302>>No, you're doing this for a reason!.You thinking that you're ready when you're not!
>>27194302>OtherI think you should talk to someone other than me about this.
>>27194302>No, you're doing this for a reason!.(Did she tell us I forget.)
>>27194320She just said she ran away from home, but not the reason for that.
>>27194302>Other"I know you've been keeping it hidden for a reason, but if you can't perform with this hanging over your head, then end it when you're ready. Whatever you decide, I'll support you."
>>27194302>Other>But what about the whole point of you dressing up as a guy?Intention is similar to:>No, you're doing this for a reason!.but more questioning the whole reasoning behind it and asking 'are-you'sure-you-want-to-do-that' instead of just saying flat out "NO! you must keep the charade up."
>>27194327Actually, group mine:>>27194313with this>>27194327
>>27194326I support this
>>27194326going with this
>>27194326Soooooo saaaaappy. But I approve.
>>27194358Who said sappy was a bad thing?
Now I really don't wanna think what will happen to her if she reveals herself too early. Things like bounty hunters. Oh crap..., does she have a bounty on her head?
>>27194326Theres something bigger than just 'not a girl' behind this.It might concern her safety and so it should not be dropped so easily.
>>27194379Good question. But I'd be more concerned with Simo trying to MURDER US if he finds out we know.
>>27194327[x] This>>27194391Thats only a beating. How about Morgan's safety?
>>27194379>putting a bounty>on a sniper>who is part of the local MACV-SOG equivalentYou'd have to be a really dumb bounty hunter to go after that bounty. Like, "Let's attack the guy who has perfect vision in the dark, at night." level stupid.
>>27194379Watch it be something like she ran away from an arranged marriage or some crap like that.>Mcbride ntsalkeOh captcha.
>>27194391Oh right. Simo, the overprotective big brother figure that would feed us our entrails if he knew. We really need Morgan (is that her real name?) to be a moderator for that meeting.>>27194401You'd be surprised what one would do for money. Maybe not bounty hunters, maybe elite Mercs who constantly try to hound us.
>>27194401It might stem from before.She WAS running away from something. If its big enough that she ran off to a totally different country and hide as a girl, that shit is big.
>>27194416>elite MercsPlease. Even the best any other company has to offer are just fratboys with guns compared to us.We are MHI or Grimm Berlin to everyone else's PT Consulting.
>>27194401>"The North Vietnamese Army placed a bounty of $30,000 on Hathcock's life for killing so many of their men. Rewards put on U.S. snipers by the N.V.A. typically ranged from $8 to $2,000. Hathcock held the record for highest bounty and killed every Vietnamese marksman who sought it."
>>27194439>Implying things will be resolved so easily.Just means higher stakes and opponents who will not bat an eye at the presence of the Lion.
>>27194443Crap, that means every average Joe to the most skilled tracker is probably going to look for Morgan if they even have proof of her existence in Gallia.
>>27194458Nah, it just means that we'll get an extra challenge every mission or so where a dedicated counter-sniper will be gunning for Morgan.
>>27194443>and killed every Vietnamese marksman who sought it."See, that's the important part.He's also the only guy ever confirmed to have pulled off the whole "shot through the scope" thing.>>27194480Actually, if they're smart they won't go for her directly. They'll use the rest of us to draw her out.
>>27194480>>27194488I would assume they would want Morgan alive if she was that important and shipped to the Empire.
>>27194458the question is, where did she run away from?The Empire?Federation?Lab of a secret origination bent on world domination?
>>27194510It was implied the Empire due to her respect for tanks and knowledge of the Ruhm machine gun.
>>27194499Enemy snipers are never treated well. They'd want her head on a pike before they even think of interrogating her.
>>27194519Except if the bounty predates her becoming a sniper, then it would probably specify "alive".
>>27194538And thats if she even has a bounty to begin with.
>>27194538If I remember correctly, she said she ran away 7 years ago, which made her around 11 years old at the time her bounty was probably made.
>>27194544What is she running from then.
>>27194302"I know you've been keeping it hidden for a reason, but if you can't perform with this hanging over your head, then end it when you're ready. Whatever you decide, I'll support you." You respond, trying to keep yourself calm."You know... I think I will." Morgan sighs and stands up. "Honestly I'm surprise the whole thing didn't fall apart earlier. I'll... I'll talk to Simo about it. Maybe then I can get my head straight about that one situation that WE TOTALLY MUTUALLY AGREED TO FORGET EVER HAPPENED.""Got it." You nod, not desiring to see Morgan's wrath."And don't worry, I won't tell Simo you already know.""Thanks."With that, Morgan says her goodbyes and leaves you sitting at the bench.Things were starting to get complicated now, as you've got a strong reason to believe that both Morgan and Falynn had their sights set on you. You... did not know what to think about that. Looking at your watch, you probably only had time for one more detour before going to the debriefing.>Stop by the airfield.>Stop by the foundry.>Go find your parents.>Other
>>27194561>>Go find your parents.Ask dad where babies come from.
>>27194561>Stop by the foundry.
>>27194561Go find your parents.>>27194559Untill we hear a reason, we wont know.
>>27194561>Go find your parents.WE MUST FIND DAD AND ASK HIM QUESTIONS.
>>27194561>>Go find your parents.
>>27194561>Go find your parentsLet's go bother Heloise!
We should take note on Simo's face during our briefing to see how he reacted to Morgan's suggestion.
>>27194561>you've got a strong reason to believe that both Morgan and Falynn had their sights set on you.He...he hasnt got a clue about lucina yet.>mffw I cannof breath and have no face>foundry
>>27194591>He...he hasnt got a clue about lucina yet.Baby steps, my good anon. Baby steps.
>>27194591Bu-B-but we only got two hands to h-h-hold with! What's the third girl suppose to do?
>>27194640you know damn well what the third girl will grab!our hair
>>27194640Touch our fluffy hair, of course.
Yes. YES! The Harem is happening!
>>27194640Falynn gets the fluffy hair
>>27194561>Go find your parents.
>>27194691It's looking like WWL instead.Wraith War Lucas
>>27194745Meant to quote: >>27194679
>>27194561You flee. You flee as fast as your legs can take you all the way back to private cottage your parents had taken residence in. At this point in the day, classes have ended, so they should be there.Sure enough, you see Dad lounging on the porch, reading one of the many, many books he's collected over the years. At first glance, you'd never guess Dad used to be a Belkan knight. He was tall and then, with slightly greying hair. He actually looked much more like a scholar than a fighter.But that still didn't change the fact that he was a skilled and deadly sword fighter. He even still keeps it close by just in case, which many a prospective boyfriend for Lara found out the hard way."Lucas! What brings you here?" You dad's face brightens when he sees you approach. "Aren't you still on active duty?""Dad," You pant, "I think I need some advice.""Well, shoot, son. I'm listening." You dad says, concern creeping on his face."What do you do when uh, more than one girl is interested in you?""More than one?" Dad frowns. "Oh boy.... I never had to deal with that. You mother was the only woman for me...""So you can't help?""I didn't say that!" Your dad stands up and puts a hand on your shoulder. "Lucas, I can only impart this one piece of advice. If you feel a girl likes you, be honest with them. It works out better in the long run.""Um, okay..." You frown."Because remember, women's feelings are fickle and dangerous things. And I'm sure Lucina has a lot more that can be considered dangerous..."Wait... Lucina?SALTINES"Oh no..." Your head droops. "That makes three girls so far. I'm doomed, aren't I?""You probably are." Dad nods sagely. "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.""Okay." You sigh. "Thanks, Dad.""No problem. Now, you'd better get running before Mom gets back. You know how she gets when the subject of romance is brought up...">Yeah, let's avoid that.>I'm pretty desperate for advice right now.>Other
>>27194852>I'm pretty desperate for advice right now.Suffering begins.
>>27194852>I'm pretty desperate for advice right now.
>>27194852>>I'm pretty desperate for advice right now.
>>27194852>Yeah, let's avoid that.
>>27194852>I'm pretty desperate for advice right now."I'm going to regret this, but I need all the advice I can get at this point."
>>27194852>>Yeah, let's avoid that.Token cautious vote
Oh hey, speaking of Lara, I SAW THAT PIC MERC.
>>27194852>OthersLet's find Auntie Elizabeth, she'll know what to do!(all those years of writing cheesy spy romances has to amount to something, right?)
>>27194963>implying Lucina isn't going to wind up seeking her out for advice
>inb4 helroise comes in with Jaeger and Ramirez in towOh carp
>>27194852>other"Well Dad, since I'm gonna die, I might as well put more nails in the coffin and hear what mom has to say. As long as I get to handle the sugar."
Well thats out of the window now.I honestly can't see Lucas being so oblivious and spread his brand of charm to other girls now that he knows what hes doing.
>>27194852"You know what, I'm going to risk it." You say. "I really don't know what to do here.""Well, good luck with that." You dad sighs."Hm, were you two talking about me?" Mom says as she walks up the path leading to the cottage."Lucas here is in need of some advice." Dad says, sitting back down in his chair. "Romantic advice."At that moment, you can swear Mom's eyes flash and in one second she's at the far end of the yard and in the next she's already right up to you."Ooooooh, my little Lucas is growing up!" She squeals. "So which one did you set your sights on? Lucina? Charlotte? Falynn? I need DETAILS, Lucas!""Ummm, the fact is that there's a bunch of girls with sights on ME." You frown."Ooooooh, that's even better!" Mom squeals again.Yeah, okay, you're not going to be getting any help from her."Sorry, I gotta go." You say. "I got a squad meeting to go to.""Wait!" Mom grabs your hand to stop you. "Lucas, in all seriousness. If you do settle on a girl just... let the other know, okay? It's hard to admit your feelings, and it's even harder when you never even had a chance to."That sad look in Mom's eyes let's you know she speaking from personal experience. Rather than being her carefree loopy self, she was dead serious."Thanks for the advice, Mom. I'll remember it." You say.You then wave goodbye to both your parents as you rush off for the debriefing.>roll 1d20
Rolled 15>>27195063oh god right in the feels.
Rolled 5>>27195063nat 1 inc
Rolled 20>>27195063BOOM SUGARSHOT
>>27195050He's just that charming. He want's it to stop. He's afraid of the repercussions but he can't stop his charm. You know like a VIRUS or a curse.
>>27195081This is what breaks him. Not war, but relationships.
>>27195107Lucas and Edwin get stranded behind enemy lines, when they eventually get rescued neither is willing to talk about what happened but they get along quite well now.Lara draws conclusions like the fist of the north star.
>>27195081sure it aint like the "swag" from msq?
>>27195063You get to the briefing room without incident, and you can see that Morgan had definitely talked to Simo, judging from his foul expression. However, he keeps things professional and continues with the debriefing anyways.So, the next couple of hours goes by as Simo goes over every painstaking second of the operation, as well as what was done right and wrong. With the exception of Falynn's off target jump, the insertion was nearly flawless. However, he had more than a few words to say to you, Bragg, and Runaround for over committing your runway raid, which nearly got you all and the Viper blown to pieces. He sternly reminded you all that the Viper was not invincible, and that Nemo and the chief mechanic were less than pleased at the condition it was return in. They personally built the thing, after all.Then he moved on to the intel that Predator had taken. Apparently, what Elizabeth had told him was that the ships were carrying undersea mining equipment, which wasn't surprising, considering undersea mining was all the rage these days. What WAS unusual was the lengths the Empire was going to hide that particular shipment. The only reason legitimate civilian cargo ships would be docking in a pirate base would be if they didn't want to be spotted in a foreign port. However, Intelligence was still investigating. He then mentioned that due to events going on between Emmeria and its southern neighbor Erusea, the Demons would be deployed to assist the Emmerian-allied nation San Salvacion, which was located between the two power blocs."And lastly." Simo sighed. "I have one more announcement to make. Morgan, if you would come up to the front."With that, Morgan stood up from her seat and calmly took position next to Simo.(cont)
>>27195207"Okay, team, I'm afraid that we haven't been entirely truthful with you." Simo motions to Morgan. "Morgan is a girl, which is a fact that we had covered up for security reasons. From now on she should be recognized and treated as any other female member of the squad."The majority of the squad is understandably shocked, with everybody glancing at each other and mumbling, except for Charlotte and Sparky, who lean back in their seats confident."Fucking called it." They both said in unison."Okay okay, QUIET DOWN." Simo scowls. "Don't ask me why we did this. Orders straight from the top. If you got a problem take it up with Jager and Sam. Now get your stuff packed and ready to go. We'll be shipping out first thing tomorrow."With that, Simo stomps out, Bragg following close behind. Meanwhile, the rest of the Wraiths crowd around Morgan, asking her various questions.>You should go and pack you stuff.>Help Morgan out a bit, here.>Take the opportunity to talk to someone else.>Other
Rolled 7>>27195248>>Take the opportunity to talk to someone else.I think we owe an apology to sleepy scientist catgirl.Also let the others have time with morgan.
>>27195248>>Help Morgan out a bit, here.
>>27195256That we do but later, before we ship out.For now:>>27195248>Help Morgan out a bit, here.
>>27195245>San SalvacionLink so very related:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ6ABV_Q9qU>>27195248>You should go and pack you stuff.
>>27195248>Help Morgan out a bit, here."I know you're all shocked and have many questions but we have a mission to prepare for so get to it!"
>>27195248>>Help Morgan out a bit, here
>>27195248>Help Morgan out a bit, here.
>>27195248At this point, there was a bit of a mini mob swarming around Morgan, and you could tell she was being a bit overwhelmed."Okay, everyone, that's enough. We've got a big day tomorrow, and I'm sure you've got plenty of time for questions when we're on the way to San Salvacion." You say, putting yourself between Morgan and everybody else.Assaulted by your reasonableness, the other Wraiths begin to disperse. There was a lot to pack, after all."Thanks." Morgan smiles."It's no problem." You shrug. "So how do you feel?""Liberated." Morgan closes her eyes and takes a deep breath. "Like a huge weight got taken off my chest.""I'm sure it does." You nod."So... uh... I got a question." Morgan shuffles nervously."Okay..." You say, wary of what she might try to ask of you. If it was THE question, you totally weren't ready for that..."D-do you think I should grow out my hair?" She asks. "I'm not too big a fan of the whole tomboy thing...">Long hair.>Short hair.
>>27195378>Long hairso she'd have something to cut for when we choose Lucina
>>27195378>As much I like'd to see you in long hair, you better keep it short. Don't want to get it tangled or grappled.
>>27195378"I think you should decide what you want, rather than constantly seeking the approval of others."
>>27195406This:>>27195378"I think you should decide what you want, rather than constantly seeking the approval of others."
Rolled 2>>27195378>>Long hair. =1>>Short hair. =2
>>27195395Dude, don't be a dick.I'm personally leaning towards Lucina, but shit like what you just said is how the sheer fucking idiocy of waifuwars starts, and I get enough of that shit on Tuesdays.
>>27195378"I'm fine either way....I think you'll look cute anyway."
>>27195378"Long hair shouldn't be a problem, if you would rather have it that way then go for it!">next question will be if Lucas thinks it's cute.>and Lucas will flop like a fish out of water.
>>27195378>>Long hair.I think you'd look cute in it.
>>27195378>Long hair.I'm afraid my massive bias to long hair isshshowing here.
>>27195378"Yeah, why not? If worse comes to worse you can always just cut it again." You laugh."Yeah, I guess there's that." Morgan grins. "Better go pack now...""Me too." You nod.--------------------------------------------The next day seems to come before you know it. However, rather than gather at the port, Simo instructed you and the Wraiths to gather at the airfield instead. That made you wonder, since most large scale deployments were done by ship instead of by plane.Nonetheless, you just wait patiently on the runway until something catches your eye. One of the planes, a Falcon, looked a bit different from the others. It was no longer painted the standard Demon black and red. Instead it looked...>Light grey with a blue ribbon painted on the tail.>Dark grey with yellow wingtips.>Light grey with black wingtips.>Light grey with a large bird emblem on the tail.>Other
>>27195442Just wait until she asks Simo that.
Farewell to short hair Morgan.>>27195473>Light grey with black wingtips.
>>27195473>Light grey with a blue ribbon painted on the tail.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
>>27195473>Dark grey with yellow wingtips
>>27195473>OtherDark blue with White wingtipsif that fails,>Dark grey with yellow wingtips.
>>27195473>Dark grey with yellow wingtips.
>>27195473>Light grey with a blue ribbon painted on the tail.
>>27195480I would need a bucket to hold all the delicious waifufag tears.We only need one waifu, and that's our GPMG.
>>27195473Dammit merc, no time to meet scientist catgirl.
>>27195515They will be fucking delicious. But seriously, the waifufagging is getting really goddamn annoying.
>>27195545Ha.HAHAHAHAHA.Anon, you've not seen anything yet. This doesn't even count as wifuing yet.
>>27195545I blame Deadliest Catch. As much as I enjoy it, SW89 is basically wall to wall waifufags, and now they're here too.
>>27195473IT'S YELLOW. A HIDEOUS SHADE OF YELLOW WITH GREY, RED AND BLACK STRIPES ON THE TAIL. ALSO THERE IS A 12 ON THE TAIL.
>>27195569>what is a samfag>what is a karlafagimplying the waifufags haven't been here right from the start.
>>27195545Waifu Quest proved the power of waifu, what QM can resist its siren call?
>>27195569They were always here. They were just biding their time.>>27195473You realize that you're not the only person ogling at the newly painted plane. Some of the other Wraiths, and literally all of the pilots present were gathered around it. Upon closer inspection, you see seven plane silhouettes painted on the side, signifying seven kills. The pilot of this plane had apparently just made ace."Oh, hey Lucas!" You turn to see Lara behind you. "Whatcha doing?""Aw just admiring this plane." You grin. "The first time I've seen a custom painted one like that.""Oh yeah, took the ground crew all night to get it ready before we had to ship out, but I think they did a real good job on my plane!"Wait.. HER plane...?"Lara...""I'm an ace!" Lara beams. "Edge says I'm an Ace in a Day. Got the five kills in one mission! Well, to be fair, those enemy planes were kinda cruddy, but they're still kills!"Your mouth just opens and closes without any sound. Here was your sister, barely out of her first mission and already an ace. Maybe the sky really was her calling."Oh, and I got a new callsign, too!" She grins, "Mobius, because my kill streak just wouldn't end! Anyways, it's way better than my old one.""Oh, what was it?" You ask."Promise you won't laugh?""Promise.""Well..." Lara bites her lip. "During training the others took to calling me Blueberry.">[laughing intensifies]>Okay, that's pretty funny.>I'm gonna punch every last one of them.>Other
>>27195591We're only 8 threads in. The waifuing in VMQ1 was relatively discrete, and not "MUST ALWAYS CHOOSE WAIFU OPTION!" which looks like where we're headed this time around.
>>27195617Be confused. "Why?"
>>27195617>>I'm gonna punch every last one of them.Gonna need more beserker classes.
>>27195627I like this.
>>27195594Ironically, Waifu Quest pretty thoroughly mocks waifufaggotry through the character of "Anon Incognito", aka "that fucking weirdo we have to pander to".>>27195617Laugh at our imouto's suffering. She's Mobius One, she can take it.
>>27195617>>I'm gonna punch every last one of them.>>27195619>Falynn is sitting next to Lucas and is terrifiedHelp her anxiety>Falynn is injuredGo after her>Falynn is worried>reassure her>Falynn is coming out of the hospitalOnly injured squadmate, go see if shes alright>Lucas messed things up with Morgan previously and hasn't had a chance to make things up to her yetGo find morgan.Seriously anon. There are good IC reasonings for the previous choices in the last couple of threads.Besides if the waifuing was as strong, where are the LUCINALUCINALUCINA votes? I don't see them anywhere.
>>27195617>>I'm gonna punch every last one of them.
>>27195617>I'm gonna punch every last one of them.>we knocked a former bullies teeth out for this, maybe?
>>27195619It's really more that Karla effectively shut down all early-game waifuing, with Sam only pulling into being a serious contender during the Demons' time in Ustio, and effectively winning anons over.Where now, because we don't have an in-character reason to avoid romance, anons are going hogwild picking waifus based largely on first impressions rather than withholding the decision until the girls have had actual screentime.
>>27195693Then we must waifu our sister.
>>27195617>MobiusJesus Christ Superstar, it's happening.
>>27195617"Oh, well I am going to go punch every last one those pilots." You nod."No! Don't!" Lara gasps."I was just kidding, you know." You grin."O-oh." Lara blinks, and your reminded of your last "incident". "Don't worry, I'm fine. Really." You say. "Why'd they start calling something so embarrassing anyways?""Well... you've got to EARN the cool callsigns, like I just did." Lara shrugs. "But otherwise, before you become a full blooded ace, your callsign is usually whatever embarrassing nickname your squadmates can come up with.""I see." You nod. You knew that some of the SOF teams had similar traditions. "OKAY, everybody! It's time to move out!" You see Simo hop off a freshly arrived truck. "Pilots, get to your assigned planes. Everybody else, to the Skyrangers!""Sir, we're not going to be flying across the Atlantic like this, are we?" You ask."Well, we're definitely flying." Simo says, pointing up in the sky. "But we're flying in STYLE."You follow Simo's gaze and you gape as you see an impossibly huge... THING just floating through the sky. And it was getting closer. You're afraid it's some kind of new Imperial superweapon, until you see the massive Demon version of the Gallian flag painted across its front."THAT'S our ride across the Atlantic." Simo grins.>And that's all for tonight! I don't know if I can run a thread on friday or not, but if I do, it'll be a lot later than normal, so let me know in the comments if you're willing to start a late thread on friday! Either way, the next CONFIRMED thread will be Saturday evening around 8pm PST. Keep track of my twitter for an last minute updates.
>>27195741>so let me know in the comments if you're willing to start a late thread on fridayWhy do you even bother askingYES
>>27195741sweet flying Jesus.
>>27195741>CALLING SKY CAPTAINDammit. Jaeger. The bill for keeping all these toys is going to be astronomical.
>>27195741"Hey Karla, mind if I buy the wreck of the giant airship I crashed a buzzbomb onto?"
Thanks for the run tonight Command.>>27195713>Jesus Christ SuperstarListen Command to the warning I say,Please remember that I want us to play,But it's sad to see our chances weakening with ev'ry hour.All your questgoers are blind!Too many waifus on their minds!It was beautiful, but now it's sour,Yes it's all gone sour!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-voeq7Cebo(I'm kidding here, just so everyone knows. I just fucking love Superstar, especially pretty much every Judas song).
>>27195741We.We.WE WHAT?!WHAT THE FUUUUUUUU-Thing are really amping up now.inb4 it gets Aegion'd
>>27195741Oh my god.QYBURN. YOU MAD BASTARD. YOU MADE A FLOATING BUILDING.Also, I slept on those wonderful ideas I was given. Truly, I could make a few great stories from them. But then I thought...Why not just ONE? Why don't I use ALL OF THEM* AT ONCE?!And then I cackled a little bit and my roommate looked at me funny.*Except the one from >>27191096 because I can't think of a way to fit it into what I have planned. Sorry.
As much as I like the characters why do I get the feeling that as we make all the girls our friends all the guys will hate our guts...
>>27195741Sure, I'm always willing for a quest.