Okay, starting off a bit late today! Now to continue where we left off at last time on VMQ!Archive (1 and 2): http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20QuestPastebin: http://pastebin.com/D9iCKGeSTwitter: 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 LARA WILLIAMS, a Gallian ace fighter pilot for the Demons of Randgriz mercenary company. After graduating from the Sturmfuhrer Academy's flight training school, you've been thrust into the skies over Erusea, where so far you've been making mincemeat everything Erusea could throw at you until you ran into Yellow 13, their top pilot which you had invariably fought to a draw.As a result, you've become rather famous in this hemisphere of the world, though you're not really sure if you deserve the reputation or not, considering you've just happened to be in the right place at the right time, especially where cameras are involved.However, not everything was sunshine and roses. You had recently been brought to near death after "accidentally" getting shot up by Tombstone, a rival ace that you had wronged in the past. You very nearly died and the spirit of your old Falcon fighter plane may or may not have sacrificed itself to ensure you make a full recovery so you could keep flying. Painkillers are weird like that.Anyways, thanks to the magic of ragnaid, you're now back in a plane and in the air.(cont)
>>28061158Currently, you're (rather reluctantly), moving in to assist Tombstone's flight against an Erusean ambush, with the Emmerian ace White Fang flying as your impromptu wingman. You quickly come across the fighters and immediately engage.You swoop past the furball, firing as you go, but you can't really score a solid hit, as the enemy planes are just moving too fast, though you're pretty sure you might have nicked a couple.As you and White Fang pull out of the dive, you finally get a good look at what you're facing and your heart races.It looked like you've finally come face to face with the Imp jet fighters. And these particular ones had yellow bellies. Good old Yellow Squadron. You see Yellow Thirteen in the mix, but it looks like he's breaking off. Meanwhile, Tombstone is busy engaging another Imp fighter, though it looks like he's a bit of a disadvantage.>Go after Yellow 13.>Go assist Tombstone.>Other
>>28061166>Go assist Tombstone.
>>28061166>>Go assist Tombstone.
>>28061166>Go after Yellow 13.
>>28061166>>Go assist TombstoneTombstone route, hahaha!
No new pastebins?
>>28061166>>Go after Yellow 13.Why the fuck are we even considering saving that fucker's ass?
>>28061334Posting it after the thread.
>>28061343Is it lewd?
>>28061336No better way to humiliate an enemy than actively helping them.
I kinda wanna see the everheart twins and anya's stats
>>28061356or let him deal with his own shit, while we deal with enemy's aceif the fucker dies, good riddance, if he didn't then we still just prevented an enemy ace from shooting down a bunch of friendlies if we engage
>>28061343I hope you're awake by then.>>28061166You sigh. Yellow 13 was right there within your grasp. A chance for a proper rematch. But... your conscience gets the better of you and you veer off toward Tombstone. Regardless of what he did, you still didn't like the idea of leaving an "allied" pilot to hang when you could have done something about it. As you speed up, you get a better picture of what's happening. It seems Tombstone was separated (or ditched) his flight, leaving them to find for themselves against the remaining Yellows, though it seems they were equal in number and pretty much stalemated. Meanwhile, Tombstone was hounding another Yellow while a second one was on his tail, no doubt trying to shake him off his wingmate's tail."Maybe we should help out his flight." White Fang suggests. "I mean, after what Tombstone did to you and all, I wouldn't blame you, and we'd be able to free up some extra planes to help us out.">Help out Tombstone's flight first.>Help out Tombstone first.>Split up.>Other
>>28061472>>Help out Tombstone's flight first.
>>28061472>>Split up.Go. I'll go tangle with those on Tombstone's tail.
>>28061472>>Split up.we help Tombstone, then once everything is clear, we fill his cockpit with lead
>>28061472>Help out Tombstone's flight first.
>>28061472>>Split up.Rub it in his face. Lara goes to help Tombstone, White Fang goes to help his flight.
>>28061472>Help out Tombstone's flight first.let's help the non-dickbags first
>>28061472Help out Tombstone's flight first.Tombstone seems fine.
>>28061472>>Help out Tombstone's flight first.Fuck tombstone with a rake.
>>28061472"Looks like we're gonna have to part ways here." You say mournfully. "You take care of Tombstone's guys. I'll handle the big guy myself.""Good luck." White Fang says as his fighter banks away.Taking a deep breath, you focus your sights on the enemies ahead. The two Yellows seem to be too focused on Tombstone and don't seem to be aware of your approach, giving you the element of surprise.>Go for the plane Tombstone is chasing. Might as well spite him by stealing his kill.>Go for the plane chasing Tombstone, so you can say that you saved his ass later.>Other
>>28061728>>Go for the plane chasing Tombstone, so you can say that you saved his ass later.
>>28061728>>Go for the plane Tombstone is chasing. Might as well spite him by stealing his kill.
>>28061728>Go for the plane chasing Tombstone, so you can say that you saved his ass later.he dies when, where and how we say, and no sooner
You know, I have a feeling that Lara and Tombstone get shot down, leaving us stranded and forced to work together to survive. We can also learn more about him.
>>28061798Enemy Mine?So Tombstone is pregnant?
>>28061728You settle in behind the plane chasing Tombstone, and try to settle your sights over it. You weren't going to miss this time.>roll 1d20
>>28061900Dodged a bullet there.
>>28061885Looks like we missed this time. :/
>>28061925Inb4 it's a good thing we did.
Rolled 6>>28061894>>28061898>>28061900Good Lord, you guys suck at rolling.
>>28061897You fire off several cannon rounds, which clip the Imp fighter's left wing, causing it to break off of Tombstone's tail. You didn't seem to have done any serious damage to it, but you at least made it break off."Damnit, Lara, why'd you have to show up?! I almost had him!" You hear a very familiar voice scowl at you from over the radio."M-Min?" You gasp."Don't interfere, Lara, I'm warning you!">I'm afraid I can't do that.>Sure, go for it.>Other
>>28061973>>I'm afraid I can't do that.I can't let you do that, Starfox.
>>28061973>>Other"Back off! He's mine!"
>>28061973>OtherWiggle your wings, and corkscrew into the clouds like you been shot. Can't say anything on radio lest you get court-martialed or something.
>>28061973>I'm afraid I can't do that.
>>28061973>>I'm afraid I can't do that.
>>28062053Tombstone for Husbando!
>>28062053Lucas for Husbano.
>>28062068Merc did say the route was reopenable.I find the idea absolutely hilarious. Enough to give it a shot.
>>28062053>>28062068>>28062095You're all wrong, Fang for husbando.
>>28062110He said it was never closed...
>>28061973"I'm afraid I can't do that." You say solemnly as you try to turn in to Min's flight path. "Remember what you said before? We're still enemies.""I guess you're right.">Look, we don't have to do this. Just disengage and you'll have another chance in the future.>Let's settle this.>Other
>>28062135>>Look, we don't have to do this. Just disengage and you'll have another chance in the future.
>>28062110>>28062132Oh God, when did he say this? I have to know.
>>28062135Last chance for Min route!
>>28062135>Look, we don't have to do this. Just disengage and you'll have another chance in the future.
>>28062135>>Let's settle this.
>>28062149in the irc, earlier this week.
>>28062135>Let's settle this.
>>28062135>Let's settle this.>>28062165PFFFFFFFTWhy not?
>>28062135>Let's settle this.THIS SHALL BE OUR FINAL BATTLELook, we'll have to shoot each other down eventually, may as well get it over with before one of us shoots down someone important and makes this about vengeance or something.
>>28062285but with the advent of cannons and smart lances, as well as the speeds of these planes, you're looking at greatly decreased chances of surviving your plane getting hit, let alone going down
Rolled 17>>28062135"Look, we don't have to do this." You plead. "Just disengage and you'll have another chance in the future."You only get silence from Min.>roll 1d20
>>28062285Shooting someone has a near certainty of killing them, unless Lara has hidden psychic ability to guide her machine gun bullets or missiles. Does side-characters (Lara and co. and Anya and co.) has stats and skills (yet)?
>>28062320>>28062322>>28062323Looks like we tie.
>>28062385"...fine. Another time then." Min grumbles. "I'm low on fuel anyways, but I won't be so forgiving next time."With that, Min's fighter disengages and head south. It's not until then that it finally hits you. Min was a Yellow now? Holy crap.And then you see Tombstone's plane incoming. You instinctively grip your stick tighter, keeping your fingers close to your trigger. However, Tombstone just zooms past you, making a beeline straight for the carrier."Thanks." He says quickly and awkwardly, as if he had never said that word in his life ever.>You're welcome.>Now you owe me one.>Hahaha, fuck you.>Other
Rolled 4>>28062418>>You're welcome.
>>28062418>>Now you owe me one.
Rolled 7>>28062418>>Now you owe me one."You ow me a name"
>>28062418>Hahaha, fuck you.
>>28062418>Now you owe me one.
>>28062418>>You're welcome.Burn him. I don't think he knows how to handle generosity.
>>28062418>You're welcome.Poor Tombstone>Some dumb rookie girl isn't afraid of me>Refuses to die when I kill her>Now she's being nice to me and saving my assWe must be doing a number on his little ruthless killer persona.
<MercCommand> aaaggghhh, I have the stupidest image in my head right now<MercCommand> falynn having a tea party...<MercCommand> ...with kravchenko<MercCommand> kravchenko is sitting in this chair that's waaaaay to small for him and hes having the time of his fucking life<MercCommand> and falynn is just sitting there looking utterly confused
>>28062482Everyone knows they want to see this.
>>28062418>Hahaha, fuck you.It's hard to stand everybody being so nice. I wanted to help him too, but holy shit, fuck this guy.
>>28062418"You're welcome." You say simply and politely. You pause for a few seconds and then ask, "Hey, what happened to the guy you were chasing?""Does it matter?""Yeah, it kinda does.""He got away."You're not quite sure how to feel about that, really.Tombstone doesn't say anything more and you doubt you would get anything more out of him anyways. You start to set a course back to the Kestrel."Hey, Ribbons, if you're low on fuel you could always set down on our carrier for a bit." White Fang says. "Fuel will be on the house!"Heh, this guy.>Sure, since you're offering to.>Why don't you come with me back to my place?>Sorry, I gotta pass.>Other
>>28062677>>Why don't you come with me back to my place?
Wait a second. Whatever happend to that alpha as fuck pilot Lucas met when he was MPing at the airfield?
>>28062677>Why don't you come with me back to my place?
>>28062677>Sure, since you're offering to.
>>28062677>>Sure, since you're offering to.
>>28062677>>Sure, since you're offering to.>>Why don't you come with me back to my place?Not sure if Nemo would be thrilled if we were showing off her baby like some sort of cheap tramp.
Rolled 19>>28062677>>Why don't you come with me back to my place?
>>28062813Err, sorry. Forgot to turn my dice off.
Rolled 7>>28062677>Why don't you come with me back to my place?we don't want to be giving away Nemo's trade secrets
>>28062677"I got a better idea." You grin, even though White Fang couldn't see it. "Why don't you come with me back to my place?""Whoa, wait, really?" White Fang is genuinely caught off guard."Yeah, why not? The Kestrel's got plenty of space." You say. "W-wow, ummm... give me a minute." White Fang stammers. You snicker at how he seems to have lost all of that bravado he was well known for all of a sudden."Yeah, okay. Magic cleared it. Lead the way." White Fang says.You kind of suspect Magic leaped at the chance to get White Fang out of his hair. Oh well."Just follow my heading and we'll be there in no time."---------------------------------------------You are LUCAS WILLIAMS, and currently you are sitting in the back of a Gullwing, basically a big, flying boat. Since preparations were taking too long amid interruptions caused by Erusean attacks, Jack decided to just send in Wraith Team to the target location first ahead of the main force, to at least scout things out and secure the area for their arrival. Since Erusean fighters were still a threat, the Gullwing was flying relatively low to the water. You probably would've felt more comfortable if it wasn't Barfbag flying the plane, though.Meanwhile, you're buttoned up in your new juggernaut armor. It was hot and heavy, but you did feel really intimidating and best of all, protected."We're coming up on the target area." Barfbag announces. "And- whoa wait. Simo, we've got company.""Where?" Simo stands up."Right below us. There's a boat, but it looks civilian.">It shouldn't be a threat. Let's keep going.>Slow down and check it out.>Other
>>28062921>>Slow down and check it out.
Awww, looks like we won't be seeing our female squaddies in form accentuating wetsuits...
Rolled 8>>28062921>>Slow down and check it out.>>28062964there better be a beach episode after this
>>28063043Lara's beach survival with 13.
>>28062921As Barfbag circles around the boat, you can see that it's just a civilian yacht. There's no obvious weapons or other military equipment. Probably just some brave or foolish tourist having a nice day out in the sea despite a war raging on."Huh, seems like it's nothing." Simo says."Wait!" Morgan squints and points. "It's trying to signal us."Sure enough, you can see a blinking light on the boat, obviously an attempt to communicate in Morse Code. While you were kind of rusty at it, there was one particular word that was ingrained in all of your heads.SOS. SOS. SOS. SOS.>Let's see what's the problem.>No time, we have to keep moving.>Other
>>28063072>>Let's see what's the problem.
>>28063072>>OtherPass it up the chain, waggle the wings at them, and move along.
>>28063072Change this>>28063079to >OtherDo a flyby and get another plane to recover them.
Rolled 9>>28063072seconding >>28063094, maybe contact them via radio, but unless its really bad, we've got people to kill and shit to blow up
>>28063094Yea do this
>>28063072"Barfbag, can you raise them on the radio?" Simo asks."No, sir. I'm not getting anything." Barfbag shakes his head."Okay, tag their location and radio back to HQ. Tell them to send out a search rescue bird or boat.""Roger that."Suddenly, you hear a horrifying sound of splintering wood and ripping metal. All of you turn back to see that while you were looking away, the boat below somehow got torn in half. There's a few people in the water and more clinging to what's left of the boat as it sinks.Meanwhile, you swear you saw a dark shape flitting about in the water.>We have to help them!>Whatever got them is going to get us. Get out of here!>Other
>>28063244>>Whatever got them is going to get us. Get out of here!Oh, Mother Mercy.
>>28063244>>We have to help them!THE LEVIATHAN
Rolled 18>>28063244>>Whatever got them is going to get us. Get out of here!
>>28063244>>We have to help them!
>>28063244>>We have to help them!Nemo's invention? Throw it down, let them grab it and haul them out on a pass.
>>28063244>We have to help them!
>>28063244>Whatever got them is going to get us. Get out of here!
>>28063244>We have to help them!I feel like Lucas would say this, even though the better choice would be to bug the fuck out
I hope the Leviathan can detect Valkyria on board, because it can REALLY help us right now. It would also be nice for Morgan to be able to control the damn thing.
>>28063312Lucina memes aside, if that really is the Leviathan, it is the single most powerful weapon in the setting.I really hope we don't piss it off.
>>28063312As if Merc would give us anything as remotely as powerful as the Leviathan.
>>28063244"We have to help them!" You yell."Shit." Simo seethes. "Barfbag! Land as close the wreck as you can! The rest of you, weapons ready and loaded!"You don't see the dark shape as the plane touches down, but the ocean is big, and it could be anywhere. The ramp goes down and Simo stats waving at the civilians to get into the plane.Suddenly, a massive, metallic scorpion THING bursts out of the water behind the landed Gullwing, causing pretty much everybody to shriek in terror. Both Sparky and Edwin bring up their lances, but Morgan stops them."Wait!" She cries."Morgan?" You blink."Trust me." Morgan says and steps forward, staring down the robotic scorpion. The thing's red optics click and chatter as they turn to look at Morgan, but otherwise it doesn't do anything. The optics then try to turn their gaze else, but Morgan merely sidesteps to keep them focused on her."W-what's going on!?" You blink."I think... I think it's some kind of Valkrur weapon." Falynn whispers. "Morgan's part Valkrur, so it might be recognizing her as friendly.""Ah," you say, not taking your eyes off the thing.Meanwhile, the civilians take the chance to swim past the monster and board the Gullwing, with Simo and Bragg pulling them in one by one. Once they're certain everybody is on board, Simo yells, "Barfbag, get us the hell out of here!">Shoot the monster while you still have the chance.>Let it go so you can get away clean.>Other
>>28063426>>Let it go so you can get away clean.Don't make any sudden movements.
>>28063426>Let it go so you can get away clean.We have one job, ONE JOB PEOPLE.
>>28063426>>Let it go so you can get away clean.
>>28063426>Let it go so you can get away clean.Ahahahaha, yeah let's piss off the kilometer-long killing machine.
>>28063426>Shoot the monster while you still have the chance.This is totally a fight we can win!Not.
>>28063426>Let it go so you can get away clean.Do not piss off giant metallic roboscorpion
>>28063426>robotic scorpionI was thinking a lobster myself.A kilometer-long flying mechanical lobster that can shoot deathrays.
>>28063426Edwin and Sparky prepare to blast the thing in the face with their lances, but you shake your head. It's not being aggressive right now. No need to piss it off. Heck, you're not even sure if lances would even hurt this thing.The Gullwing's engines roar to life and the plane begins to pull away. The robotic leviathan begins to follow, its red optics glaring at you every step of the way, but thanks to Morgan its aggression is safely warded away, and the Gullwing finally takes flight. Thankfully, it doesn't seem like that leviathan could fly. With its targets gone, the machine slowly sinks back under the waves."Barfbag, get a line to HQ and tell them to keep their ships out of this area!""I don't think they'll believe me if I tell them a giant robot lobster is prowling these waters." Barfbag says."Tell them anything then! A hurricane, a big storm, fuck, even a goddamn iceberg would do!""I'll work on it."You then turn to check on the civvies. There only seem to be about seven of them, and the seemed like a very... diverse lot."Wait... Sparky? Is that you?" One of them speaks up."Huh?" Sparky turns around and her eyes widen. "UNCLE VINNIE!""SPARKY!" The older man yells as he and Sparky both bear hug each other.>Sparky, you know this guy?>So what the hell were you guys doing out there?>Other
>>28063595>Other>"Uncle Vinny?...oh dear [insert Valkyria deity here], please don't blow up our goddamn plane
>>28063595>Sparky, you know this guy?I want a refresher.
>>28063608I'll even improve it for you.>"Uncle Vinny?...oh by the Valkyrur, please don't blow up our goddamn plane
>>28063595>>OtherSo you're after the facility also, I presume.
>>28063595>>So what the hell were you guys doing out there?
>>28063595>Heck, you're not even sure if lances would even hurt this thing.It's a kilometer long murderbot that could hold the Lion in its SMALLER claws, gee, you think?>>28063615This.
>>28063595>"Tell them anything then! A hurricane, a big storm, fuck, even a goddamn iceberg would do!"I just had a thought.Are we in the VMQ version of the Bermuda Triangle?>>28063615Voting this.
>>28063615This.Also, the Atlantis crew? Sweeeeeet.Speaking of Sweet, the Doc is awesome, hope he gets some screentime.
>>28063595>Sparky, you know this guy?
>>28063595"Uncle Vinny?" You blanch. THE Uncle Vinny? "Dear god please don't blow up the plane, sir.""I wish." Vinny grumbles as he pats his pouches. "Used up all my ordnance chasing that damn giant lobster away. Maybe if we had more room in storage dedicated for explosives...""Vinny, how many times do I have to tell you, that was our food stores!" One of the civvies sighs."Bah! Food! Who needs that?!" Vinny scoffs. "I could have had what, another three hundred pounds of ragnite explosive? Could've destroyed that lobster just like that!""I do apologize for the behavior of my team." A very elderly man hobbles up to you and shakes your hand. "Preston B. Whitmore, at your service. These fine fellows here are my trusted expedition team!""I see...""Vinny, it seems you've already met." Whitmore prattles on, "And we have Milo, our archeologist, Dr. Sweet, our physician, Audrey, our engineer, Whilhelmina, our radio operator, Mole, our geologist, and Cookie, our cook!""Hi." You nod."Wait, did somebody just way they were Whitmore?" Simo steps in."Oh, I assume you're the young man in charge?""I am." Simo nods."I don't suppose you're looking for the Lost City of the Valkrur too, are you?""The what?" Simo blinks."You mean you don't know?" >Why don't you enlighten us.>Do you know that Emmerian Intelligence is looking for you?>Other
>>28063741>Why don't you enlighten us.>Do you know that Emmerian Intelligence is looking for you?Both of these. Also is that hot German girl with them?
>>28063741>Why don't you enlighten us.>Do you know that Emmerian Intelligence is looking for you?
>>28063741>>Why don't you enlighten us.
>>28063755Helga's probably with Artemis.
>>28063741>>Why don't you enlighten us.>>Do you know that Emmerian Intelligence is looking for you?
>>28063741...Holy Shit.D-did I just insert the plot of Atlantis into this by writing Sparky?
>>28063805Long story short: YES. You should feel good about yourself.
>>28063741"Why don't you enlighten us?" You ask."Of course!" Whitmore turns and waves one of his expedition members over. "Milo! Why don't you enlighten these brave soldiers?""W-well," The lanky and definitely very nerdy young man props up his glasses. "Historical records, and my theories suggest that the Valkrur may not have been native to Europa. Every document and carving I've pored over never mentions any sort of "capital" or "homeland" in any known part of the world... so I figured, what if their capital wasn't even in Europa or any landmass as we know it? Why have we only ever found temples or similar facilities, but never full settlements?""So what you're saying is, this 'Lost City' is where the Valkrur came from." You finish."Yes! Exactly!" Milo nods quickly. "Think about it. An entire city of Valkrur design, untouched since they disappeared. Imagine the scientific value!""Or the military applications." Morgan grumbles."Oh no, young lady, I assure you our motives are purely academic!" Whitmore says.(cont)
>>28063896"Whitmore, do you know that Emmerian Intelligence is looking for you?" You ask."What I KNOW is that I've been continually hounded by government dogs looking to EXTORT me out of my hard earned wealth!" "Mr. Whitmore, It's just taxes." Milo sighs."Like I said. EXTORTION!""Yeah, he's a bit cuckoo." Vinny says in an aside to his niece. Oh, the irony."Alright people, let's focus!" Simo shouts, getting everybody's attention. "It looks like we're stuck in the same plane, and we've got the same objective, so we might as well work together on this."Excellent!" Whitmore claps. "Ever since our falling out with Mr. Rourke, we've been looking or a reliable security force!""Hey, guys, I hate to interrupt your bonding time." Barfbag interrupts. "But I've got a visual on something."You look out the front viewport and you can see some sort of obelisk jutting out from the middle of the ocean. It didn't look like anything any human had made.>Land and check it out.>You're in over your head. Wait for the Kestrel to catch up.>Other
>>28063902>>Land and check it out.We might want to hurry. Plus I don't want to risk the Kestrel without securing the area.
>>28063896Homeworld? You have good taste.
>>28063902>Land and check it out.Bioshock time
>>28063902Come to think of it, is Reznov with us?Because Reznov + Atlantis = AWESOME
>>28063902>LighthouseOh, fuckdammit! WHAT ARE THE CONSTANTS, MERC?! WHAT ARE THE VARIABLES?!
>>28063902We have a Lighthouse and City.I like where this is going.
>>28063926No, they went off elsewhere, iirc.
>>28063902>>You're in over your head. Wait for the Kestrel to catch up.If we go in, we go in loaded for bear. Park the Kestrel right outside if things go sideways, so a exfil or reinforcements can be quickly prepared.
>>28063902>Land and check it out.
>>28063943Now we just need to figure out who the Man is to complete the trifecta.Or could it be a woman? Could the constant be a variable?
>>28063902>You're in over your head. Wait for the Kestrel to catch up.Better safe than sorry.
>>28063956Silly anon, the man is obviously Milo.
>>28063902>>Land and check it out.
>>28063902>>You're in over your head. Wait for the Kestrel to catch up.
>>28063902"Let's land." Simo says. "We'll check it out and secure the area until the Kestrel gets here."As the Gullwing touches down, you get a closer look at the obelisk, which in some way seems to resemble a lighthouse. At the foot of the obelisk is a small island large enough to set up camp. You and Wraith team are the first out of the plane, setting up a perimeter while Whitmore and his expedition step out as well."No hostiles detected." Charlotte says."None here, either." Lucina adds."Alright." Simo nods. "We'll set up a base camp here. And then we'll see if there's any way into this thing.""How are we going to handle that?" You ask."Well," Simo scratches his head. "We're going to need firepower since we don't know what's down there, but a couple of Whitmore's specialists couldn't hurt, either. On the flipside of the coin, we'll need some armed guards up here in case anything happens up top.">Who's going to go in?
>>28064003Ourselves, Sparky, Morgan, Falynn, Milo, Vinnie, Mole, and Sweet. Pretty well-rounded 8-man team and should be good enough for whatever we encounter.
>>28064003Edwin - Intelligent, observant, and could provide some much needed explosive firepowerSparky - I kind of think she deserves to have a peek at what's below, considering that everything is happening because of her sheet. Plus her uncle and Edwin are going as well.Charlotte - CC firepowerLucina- ObviouslyMole - Geologist, be much more useful down there.Milo - DuhVinny - Never know when we need some extra kaboom
>>28064014I think we should actually leave ourselves behind, we'd be much more useful up here than in the confined quarters of the lighthouse.>>28064039Add Sweet and you've got a deal.
>>28064039This, with Sweet.
>>28064039Going on the bandwagon, and like the others said, with Sweet.
>>28064003it is a valkrur building right?Include Morgan.
>>28064043And who should we ASSUME DIRECT CONTROL of? Sparky? Morgan?...actually, that's a great idea. Leave ourselves, replace self with Morgan, become minimally genetically related to the gods of the known universe.
>>28064039This guy>>28064059Holy shit, I totally forgot about that. Sure.
>>28064065Actually, for hilarity, I want to go as Milo.Or even Vinnie. Just imagine what he'll think of Edwin's relationship with his favorite (only) niece.
>>28064065Lucina, duh. Gotta go fast.
>>28064065I kinda want to take control of Sparky or Edwin.Sparky because this whole thing is her fault.Edwin because I want to see how his brain ticks.
>>28064039Are you SURE about this? This is going to be a straight up combat expedition so stacking up on certain classes or bringing characters purely for social shenanigans might not work out...
>>28064133Aieee...Combat loadout characters then.We'll need our medic along as well.
>>28064133Well, replace Edwin with MK then.I totally realised I forgot about her.
>>28064136We have a medic, his name's Sweet.>>28064137This, but replace Mole with MK.
>>28064146Oops, forgot we have a redundancy.We'll need Milo to actually know what the hell we're looking at, but Mole isn't as important.So MK for Mole.On a somewhat unrelated note, I'm surprised none of the girls have punched him yet though.
>>28064146We're bringing in a physician.Why are not bringing a Medic/Engineer/someone who can heft a gun AND has a combat shield?
>>28064152Sweet from what I remember from the original movie, is actually a military veteran.That said, he's probably not equipped for this, so I concede.
>>28064133Swap out Sweet for Falynn.Another gun will alway help and we might need her explosives in a hurry.
>>28064164We're bringing Edwin, Sparky, and friggin VINNY, explosives is not going to be an issue...That combat shield would be really useful though.
>>28064168Explosives for blowing things up? Sure.What if we need shaped charges to breech a bulkhead. This was something Merc specifically warned us on that mission to scout the camp. That they're not professional explosive experts but more talented ameteurs.Also shes the ammo carrier. By what it appears to be shaping up into, I'd like the reloads and rangaids.
Okay, so the consensus seems to be: EdwinSparkyCharlotteLucinaFalynnMiloVinnyMorgan is required so she's automatically in.Is this acceptable?
>>28064192It's go time.
>>28064187>>28064194VINNY is not an amateur. He's hardcore explosives expert so he's actually better at it than Falynn, but he lacks engineer skills that she possesses. Remember, civvie specialties don't quite conform to military standards.
>>28064187Falynn may be trained, but Vinny literally wrote the book on explosives.I'd feel much better about trusting our explosive shenanigans to him.>>28064192Yep.
>>28064214>military standardsUuuuuh.But he's a military veteran...
Okay, so now it's the choice for POV character.I want to try to limit this narrative-relevant characters, so the primary choices are going to be:>Falynn>Morgan
>>28064227>MorganLets try someone new.
>>28064227>MorganWe haven't done her before.Also puzzled at why Falynn is narrative relevant over say, Sparky or Milo.
>>28064221Not for a while. Over the years he's pretty much neglected his engineer training in favor of demolitions.
>>28064227>FalynnI wonder why...
>>28064227>MorganLets do this.
>>28064235Because she was a previous POV character and she's closely linked to Lucas. And playing as Lucina would've been OP.
>>28064227>Morgan>>28064236I'm pretty sure neglecting a skillset doesn't mean it becomes entirely unusable though...Also, Female-Mole abuse when?
>>28064227>MorganWe haven't done Morgan before.
>>28064259Fortunately for the Mole, you're taking most of the girls down into the city, but MK got more than enough sass to teach him a lesson or two.
>>28064227We should go Morgan and try and steal Falynn's man.
>>28064284For fuck's sake, not this shit again.The horse is pulp now, stop it.
>>28064227OKAY, I'm going to end things early for today, but next thread we're going to be starting off as Morgan! See you guys Saturday night!I'll still be awake so if you got any Q&A now's the time to ask!
>>28064307How badly would we have been screwed if we picked a fight with the lobster with claws the size of supercarriers?Also, why did a billionaire go in a rickety boat instead of going in ULYSSES-STYLE.
>>28064321Don't forget the death rays.Lovely, lovely death rays.
>>28064321Because Rourke and Helga provided most of the funding for the Ulysses. Seeing as both of them are off having PMC shenanigans, Whitworth and company had to make do with more...spartan accommodations.
>>28064321Because having super subs sets off flags. Lots of flags. Whitmore is rich but not THAT rich. Plus he's not really a military guy in the first place.Also, the Leviathan is not THAT big, but yes, it would've been a very nasty fight indeed, with some implications down the line.
>>28064350Well maybe he's just a stodgy old man who wants to explore on the cheap. Either that, or because Rourke and Helga aren't present, they didn't enlighten him to the dangers of what could possibly be down there, hiding in the deep places under the earth.
>>28064356It is in the movie.The Ulysses is 116.4 meters long, and it grabbed the Ulysses using the relatively small claws near its face. Battleship size, minimum.Also, you'd still think Whitmore would've gotten more than a boat with only a handful of other people. He certainly has the money to hire more personnel and a bigger, better equipped boat.
>>28064372>Battleship size, minimumThe claws I mean.Come to think of it, those optics took up the entirety of that globe thing in the Ulysses. Big bugger wasn't it?
>>28064356>with some implications down the lineAngry Leviathan rampaging throughout the American continent?
>>28064372Let's just say Whitmore doesn't trust having big crews anymore. And yes, it's related to Rourke.
Rolled 1stumbled into the thread late but I got a question, why did we bring two lancers and not swap one of them for Lucas who has fuckawesome armor and a big gun now? do people not realise how useful a sustained fire capable weapon is? or what is supression?
>>28064420One of them is smart, the other has a plot-related stake in this. And Lucas in his bulky armor, ammo pack and machine gun would be really unwieldy in the close confines of the lighthouse. Not to mention he would slow the whole group down, this is a recon mission after all.
Rolled 12>>28064438sparky ain't got any stake in this, its just her crazy uncles adventure, and seriously, 2 lancers inside a fucking lighthouse?
>>28061343Are you awake?
>>28064450Sparky is one who made analysing the Cartographer possible, and on a more meta level, her sheet pretty much brought in Atlantis.Also, anti-armor would be pretty damn useful if we encounter some sort of Valkyrur Big Daddy. Or even your generic explosion, considering how tightly enemies would be packed. Who knows what the hell the Valkyrur cooked up to defend the place?
>[20:44] <MercCommand> yeah well>[20:44] <MercCommand> even warned them not to go redundant>[20:45] <MercCommand> and now it's time to have some fuuuuuuuuunCongrats guys, you're all fucking retarded
>>28064505>anon picks Falynn>more torture pornI think Merc might have a hard-on for torturing the girls of the Wellings family after seeing the reaction to Sam getting shot in VMQ1
>>28064516Now we only have Charlotte to go...
>>28064505I don't understand why Merc does not just force us to play as the fucking MAIN character throughout any thread that isn't a side chapter
>>28064533Pick your poison is something that Merc believes in apparently
>>28064531and she can't pull a sam like Faylnn did
>>28064541it also fucks up character attachment and development and is really disorienting and jarring constantly switching POV's when previously it was all from 1 perspective and the alternate views were saved for the side threads, now every fucking thread is a side thread...
>>28064557Merc, wants to end this as quick as he can and I can't blame him
>>28064557Honestly I think it's a side effect of Merc trying to run the hurry offense on his plot, because he said he wanted to end VMQ2 ASAP.
>>28064557>>28064533You guys complain and yet I don't see a single suggestion for having Lucas coming along.
>>28064568because I only woke up after the vote was over, if we get another chance? I'm voting for both the lancers (who would be useless inside and UNDERWATER) to stay topside and lucas in their place
>>28064568The first fucking one >>28064014>Ourselves, Sparky, Morgan, Falynn, Milo, Vinnie, Mole, and Sweet.