Sorry for the lateness today. I had a very busy Satuday. But hey, daylight savings means we get an extra hour anyways, right? Anyways, time for VMQ!Archive (1 and 2): http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20QuestPastebin: http://pastebin.com/Eg7cA46sTwitter: 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 MORGAN HATHCOCK, a sniper for Wraith Team and a Valkrur (well, a partial one, anyways). For the longest time, you've been living a lie, keeping your true nature secret from everybody. However, now you finally have a chance to confront the legacy that has cursed your life since birth, as you descend into the Lost City of the Valkrur. When you and Milo explored the obelisk, you find what was apparently an elevator that would lead down to the ocean floor. It activated the moment you stepped inside it, but other than that, nobody has tested whether it worked, much less where it would lead to."Are you sure about this?" A voice interrupts you."Huh?" You blink as you see Simo standing behind you, a worried look on his face."You don't have to do this, Morgan. I'm sure Milo has enough expertise to handle whatever we find down there." Simo continues. "It's too dangerous.">Simo, I have to do this. I need to confront the legacy of my ancestors.>Simo, I'm a big girl now. I can take care of myself.>Maybe you're right...>Other
>>28078601>>Simo, I'm a big girl now. I can take care of myself.
>>28078601>>Simo, I have to do this. I need to confront the legacy of my ancestors.Hey, I missed the vote last week. I'd REALLY like if Lucas was on the team. Just saying.
Morgan better not try injecting random hypodermic needles she finds on the ground to see if she gets any powers...
>>28078688Lucas will have his chance.
Where the hell is everyone?
>>28078601>Simo, I'm a big girl now. I can take care of myself.
>>28078787>>28078793It's only been like 10 minutes.. dang guys.
>>28078787Playing the shit out of BF4....Excuse me, I need to get back to that.
>>28078794>>28078817Might as well second this
>>28078601I'm just waiting for the pastebin stories
>>28078601"I'm a big girl now, Simo." You sigh. "I can take care of myself.""Yeah but-""Shush, you always get so worried all the time.""Well, you always gave us a lot of reason to worry." Simo sighs."I can do this, Simo." You laugh. "Just trust me for once.""I'm trying, Morgan, I'm trying." >Let's get going.>Hug Simo.>Kiss Simo.>Other
>>28079100>Kiss Simo.Do eeeet.
Not sure if we want to kiss Simo because he might think it's incest, but I do love the comedic potential to make Simo actually drop spaghetti.
>>28079100Fuck itChange this:>>28079117to: >Kiss Simo
>>28079146You just want your waifu to be pureee
>>28079176Read:>>28079176I guess I can trust Simo.
>>28079100>>Hug Simo.Still shows affection, can only go up from there.
>>28079100>Kiss Simo.Fuck it, let's do this shit. Who cares if they're siblings.
>>28079259Technically they aren't, but Simo does see it that way.
>>28079100"Don't worry, Simo." You say as you stand up on your toes and kiss him on the cheek. "It's my turn to carry the mission, okay?"Simo cheeks redden and he just turns away and grunts. Heh, he never could handle affection very well."Hey, after this mission, I gotta tell you something.""Don't say stuff like that!" Simo tuts. "Things like that get people killed.""Okay, okay!" You snicker and then step into the elevator. Waiting for you are your squadmates Lucina, Charlotte, Falynn, Edwin, and Sparky. Also accompanying you are two of Whitmore's expedition members: Milo and Vinny. Milo of course knew how to read Valkrur, and Vinny was... well... Vinny."Are you guys ready?""Excited, actually!" Milo says."Yeah, I"m sure."You press the elevator activation key, and you see glowing runes carve themselves into the flat ragnite metal panel in front of you.>With Milo in your party Valkrur runes are automatically translated."What's it saying?" You ask, pointing to the panel."It seems like locations." Milo adjusts his glasses as he squints at the alien script. "I'm pretty sure I can read it.">ARMORY>LIBRARY>LIVING QUARTERS>COMMAND CENTER [LOCKED]>Other
>>28079365>>ARMORYWe need to- uh make sure they don't fall into the wrong hands.
>>28079365>>ARMORYAt least secure it.
If we find anything, at least we'll have something that kill things which are immune to conventional weapons.
>>28079365You hit the runes signifying ARMORY and the elevator shudders as ancient motors that haven't moved in centuries are forced into operation again. However, other than that, the elevator has no other issues. The Valkrur seemed good at building stuff to last, anyways.But... you still didn't feel very comfortable. In fact, enclosed spaces in general still made you feel uncomfortable sometimes. Still too many lingering memories of that prison camp...You shake the bad thoughts out of your head. You were on a mission, after all. You can feel the elevator begin to slow as it presumably reaches its destination. With a loud PING the doors begin to slide open...>roll 1d20
Rolled 15>>28079507You know why I chose you? Luck.
Rolled 9>>28079512FUCK YOU AND YOUR FAMILY YOU FILTHY CARPATHIAN WHORE
So... This might be bad enough to need a reroll. Maybe.
>>28079578how many rerolls we got?
You know I think this kind of confirms that Morgan has the shittiest luck out of all of our characters.
>>280795981 or 2, iirc.
>>28079522The moment the doors slide open you see large, humanoid shapes in the darkness. You're not sure who fired first. It could've been anybody. Hell, it could have been you and you just didn't realize it. However, everybody starts firing their weapons in response. Milo cowers in the back of the elevator, and even Vinny contributes a couple of grenades. When the smoke clears, you finally find out what was waiting for you. There, littered on the ground are the remains of a trio of armored figures. The armor they were wearing looked beautiful yet alien, typical of Valkrur make. However, as you bend down to pick up a fallen helmet, you see a dusty skull fall out from under it and you shriek. Apparently your gunfire didn't kill them, as they were already long dead.Unfortunately, sifting through the armory doesn't give you much to show for, either. Most of the weapons you find are just simply too ancient or unkempt to work, and most of the rest was destroyed when Sparky and Edwin fired off their lances. However, you do find another Valkrur console in the room guarded by another long dead knight, still somehow in a standing position.RESCIND LOCKDOWN ORDER?>Y>N
>>28079622>>NNot yet. Explore first. When everything is secure, we can come back.
>>28079622>>YI have a feeling I'm gonna regret this. Might as well find out what happened to them.
>>28079622>NSee what we can find on our own first
>>28079622Actually? No, I'm getting cold feet here.>N
Just realized that the SUPERPOWERED Valkyrurs locked out something that could kill them.
>>28079685Oh, it's probably nothing.
>>28079622"Ummm, the last time I checked, lockdown orders were usually issued for a very good reason." You frown. "Maybe we should explore a bit more before we do anything rash.""Understood." Milo nods.You then notice something gleaming from the dead knight guarding the console. You see that it's a pendant similar to the one Sparky wore, though in a slightly different shape. You carefully slip it off the ancient warrior's neck, and the pendant begins to glow brighter. You then press it against the console.SECURITY ACCESS. YOU MAY ACCESS THIS CONSOLE FROM ANY WORKING CONSOLE IN THE CITY.Well, that was useful. You wouldn't have to backtrack all the way here if you changed your mind."Can we get out of here, already? Charlotte frowns. "This place is really giving me the creeps.""Y-yeah. All these dead people.." Falynn shakes her head."Yeah, let's go." You say. You give the fallen warrior one last nod of respect before returning to the elevator.>LIBRARY>LIVING QUARTERS>COMMAND CENTER [ACCESS DENIED]>Other
>>28079790>LIVING QUARTERSLIBRARY IS OFF LIMITSDON'T GO INTO THE FUCKING LIBRARYFUCK
>>28079790>>LIVING QUARTERSDON'T GO TO THE FUCKING LIBRARY.
>>28079798Wait, you mean like Alpha Halo Library? Fuck!>LIVING QUARTERS
>>28079790You tap the rune for the Living Quarters. Again, the elevator goes further down and comes to a full stop. Fortunately, no long dead Valkrur knights are waiting for you at the door. Instead, you find another trio of them facing a sealed door."Any of you have any idea what's past that?" You ask.Lucina knocks on the door, and then presses her ear against it and shakes her head. "I don't think there's anything on the other side.""Tell that to those guys." Charlotte points to the knights."Maybe we should try opening it?" Milo asks."Let me check." You go to the console next to the door.WARNING. DOOR CANNOT BE OPENED WHILE LOCKDOWN IS IN EFFECT."Well, in that case." Vinny steps forward, tosses an explosive charge up and down in hsi hand. "We've always got master keys, guaranteed to open any door.""I'm not sure if it's a good idea to use explosives down here..." Milo frowns.>Undo the lockdown.>Blow the door.>Let's check out the library instead.>Other
>>28079966can we undo lockdown for a specific part of the complex?
>>28079966>>Let's check out the library instead.
>>28079980LOCKDOWN MODE IS SYSTEM WIDE"Hey, if you've got a problem with it, bring it up with the guys who designed it." Milo shrugs.
Damn, this is tense.>>28079966>>Let's check out the library instead.Maybe there isn't a lockdown there.
>>28080001Can we detect life signs in the complex?
>>28080013ERROR. UNKNOWN REQUEST
>>28079966>>Let's check out the library instead.Don't be undoing any lockdowns.
>>28080031Can we detect movement?
>>28079966"Let's hold off on that for now." You frown. "Let's check out the library instead."You all get back into the elevator and you hit the Libarary rune. The elevator then takes you all up and screeches to stop. When the door slides open, you don't see any knights or locked doors. Instead, you see large shelves of ancient tomes. Milo's eyes widen to the size of dinner plates and he rushes forward."Ooooh, oooh! This magnificent! Revolutionary! World changing!" He gushes."What are these?" You ask."Stories, epics, poetry, an entire lost civilization's worth of culture!" Milo grins. "Nothing of the sort has ever been found before!"Curious, you take out a book and notice it's surprisingly heavy. You open it to see that the pages weren't made out of paper, but a thinner version of that ragnite stone the Valkrur seemed to love so much, with runes carved into them. You then look up and just realize that one side the library was a massive, plate glass window. You're sure that if the city was on the surface, it would've made magnificent view, but now all you see is the endless dark of the ocean deep, with a bit of sunlight just barely managing to make it down from the surface. Looking at it too long just unsettled you, so you turn your gaze away."Morgan, we found something." Lucina waves you over.Putting the book back in its shelf, you leave Milo to his studies as you follow Lucina. She leads you to another sealed door. You see the runes above it and try to recall the Valkrur alphabet Milo taught you a bit of.ARCHIVESAgain, the door was sealed with the same LOCKDOWN order.>Rescind lockdown.>Blow the door.>Other
>>28080129>>Rescind lockdown.Fuck it.
>>28080129>>Rescind lockdown.CHOO CHOOBut first, find the location that is most defensible.
>>28080129>>OtherWAIT FOR BACKUP
>>28080129We can reactivate the lockdown, right?
>>28080129Guys, shouldn't we ah, haul these books back up to be recovered first?
>>28080156This. There's way to much shit going on.
>>28080170Well yes, but then that would apply to ALL of the relevant doors.Including the ones behind you.
You know Morgan has to essentially be there to operate everything for them.
>>28080129Okay, this was just getting way too heavy for you. You key your radio and call up Simo."Simo, did you read me?""Morgan! Are you under attack! Just tell me where-""No, no, nothing like that, you paranoid dolt!" You laugh softly. "It's just, we're just encountering stuff down here that doesn't seem to be adding up. I'd... I'd really like some backup down here."Okay... hm..." Simo sighs. "I don't want to just leave Whitmore and his people up here... Okay, I'll send Lucas and MK down to assist. Is that okay?'"Yeah, that'll work." You nod. "We're on the Library level, by the way. It's the uh, first rune on the top.""Roger that."You then hear the elevator rumble as it's activated from the surface, presumably to bring Lucas and MK down."-I'm telling you, I saw something out there!" You hear Falynn cry."Come on, Falynn, I know you don't really like the ocean much and all, but I think you're just seeing things." Charlotte sighs."N-no! I swear I saw something moving out there!""Probably just some fish." "Something the matter?" You ask, walking in on the conversation."Falynn just thinks she saw a sea monster or someting.""No, I just saw SOMETHING." Falynn corrects her sister. " And yes, sea monsters do exist! Remember that giant robot lobster thing?!?""That's a ROBOT, not a monster. Doesn't count."You shake your head and leave Charlotte and Falynn to their sisterly bickering and approach Lucina.."Lucina, what's your take on this?""I don't know. Water visibility is poor and there's not a lot of light down here." Lucina frowns.>roll 1d20
>>28080285>>28080289>>28080294God damn, every time we roll it gives me a heart attack. Must be the situation we're in.
>>28080285"Wait, I DO see something." Lucina frowns and points. "There!"At first you're afraid it's that giant robot lobster you had encountered earlier. But at least you were very sure that thing wouldn't attack you. No, what you see is worse, Much much worse.It was a U-boat. A massive U-boat that was slowly making its way toward you."We got incoming!" You yell. Everybody's gaze shoots towards the window and they all immediately begin to mobilize. At the same time, Lucas and MK finally arrive."Whoa, Morgan, what the heck is that?" Lucas gapes."Something bad." You scowl.You then see hatches open up along the U-boat's side, and it begins to disgorge small little shapes, which you recognize as people. Men in diving gear, and heavily armed and armored. You even notice more than a few having the distinct shape of Artificial Valkyria."Oh shit."One of the divers swims up to the window and peers inside, and reels back when he sees you all. He motions quickly to his fellows, and another diver looks in and slaps what looks like an explosive charge on the window and they all push off to get distance."OH SHIT."There's really only two places to run: the elevator or deeper into the library via the archive door.>Run for the elevator.>Run for the archives.>Other
>>28080418I'm surprised they didn't get gibbed by the Leviathan earlier, must by the AV.
>>28080418>Run for the archives.
>>28080418>>Run for the elevator.I'd rather not be stuck in the library.
>>28080418>>Run for the elevator.
>>28080418Wait. I may have an idea. We undo the lockdown and have the enemy come deeper into the complex. then we reactivate the lockdown and blast doors, taking them out one room at a time.
>>28080479Of course. I was planning on doing that when we were actually at the control room. Leave Artemis to deal with whatever caused the lockdown, while in the control room we have many more options.
Rolled 8>>28080418>Run for the archives.lift the lockdown, get in, bring the lockdown back up
>>28080418>Run for the elevator.
>>28080418>Run for the archives.Archives hands down, potentially trapped on an elevator is a bad idea... Screams bad news.
>>28080418"Run for the archives! That door should be watertight!" You yell. It might lead to a dead end, but it was better than nothing. You sprint over to the door and slap the knight's pendant on the console and hit the Y rune. LOCKDOWN ORDER RESCINDED. ALL DOORS UNSEALED."Go go go!" You yell, waving everybody in. The rest of the squad gets in rather quickly, though Vinny and Sparky literally have to drag Milo in as he tries to save every book he can."N-no! All that knowledge! The culture! All lost!" He moans."We can always go back for it later." You say as you close the door and reengage the lockdown. You can hear distant thumps and clanks as countless doors reseal themselves. Then there's a large rumble as the charge explodes, shattering the observation window and sending water crashing into library. In seconds, the entire room is flooded with seawater."Hah, let's see those bastards get in now!" MK grins.Then you all hear a faint hissing sound."What's that sound?" You ask."Sounds like they're using a torch to cut the door." Falynn says."How long will that take?""N-not sure. At least a few minutes for a watertight door. But I'm not sure what these doors here are made of.""Well, better than them trying to blow the door open." Vinny grumbles. "Then they'd be in here just like that!">You've got a bit of time. Explore the archives section a bit.>You have to keep moving.>Other
>You've got a bit of time. Explore the archives section a bit.We need intel.
>>28080644>>You've got a bit of time. Explore the archives section a bit.
Rolled 6>>28080644>>You have to keep moving.can we lay some explosive traps?
Maybe we should radio Simo when we have the chance.
>>28080644>You've got a bit of time. Explore the archives section a bit.
>>28080644"Okay, we'll take five minutes to rest." You say, looking around the room. "Milo, let's see what we can find in here.""R-right." Milo sighs, still depressed over the loss of the library.The archives looked similar to the rest of the library, though this time the books seemed to be documenting most of the history of the city, though most of it was just hard numbers and data. Population tallies, property records, deaths marriages, that sort of stuff. However, what you and Milo noticed was that as you you were delving into the most recent entries, the birth rates plummeted while the numbers of deaths began to skyrocket."What does this mean?" You ask."Well, if I'm to guess, these records occurred during the war between the Valkrur and the Darcsens." Milo says, adjusting his glasses. "Naturally, large scale war would cause birthrates to drop and death rates tor rise as attrition sets in and the populace concentrates on war production rather that reproduction.""But wouldn't that sort of stuff be happening on the front lines? Why is all this happening in the city itself?""That, I don't know.""We should get moving!" Falynn warns. "I don't think that door is going to hold out any longer!"You nod and you lead the squad down a flight of stairs near the back of the archives. It leads you further down through more rooms that contain more records, most likely the ones dating farther back.Finally, you come down to a door labeled LIVING QUARTERS.Of course, the door is locked down. You disable the lockdown and rush the squad through before reenaging the lockdown, but you notice that the doors don't open or close quite as fast as they did before. You're afraid that all this sudden strain on door system left to it for centuries was starting to damage them. And this was happening to every door in the city at once. You shudder to think what would happen if they all broke down."Oh my god." Lucas gasps.(cont)
>>28080846"What's the matter?" You turn and have to clasp your hands to your mouth to keep yourself from screaming.The living quarters was choked with skeletons. Dozens of them. Skeletons were sitting in piles, or strewn about in the halls. You see more than a few knights in the mix as well, but unlike the pristine statue-like ones you've encountered before, it looks as if these ones were ripped to shreds. In fact, a lot the skeletons look as if they had suffered grievous damage."Okay, now I officially fucking hate this place. Can we leave already?" Charlotte scowls as Falynn cowers behind her."Milo, what's going on here?" Lucina asks."I don't know!" Milo shakes his head. "My best guess is that some kind of catastrophe took place here. Maybe it's why the Valkrur disappeared?">We should investigate.>No time, we need to find a way to the control room before the Imps do.>Other
>>28080855>>We should investigate.
>>28080855>>No time, we need to find a way to the control room before the Imps do.
>>28080855>>No time, we need to find a way to the control room before the Imps do.The Flood is here. We need to hurry.
Rolled 1>>28080855Rolling for tiebreaker1. Stay2. Go
>>28080972"Okay, we need to figure out what the hell happened here." You scowl. "Let's move carefully."Your squad moves though the living quarter level, gingerly trying to avoid stepping on any of the long decayed corpses spread about. You try to find the nearest console, which is laying in the hall, and activate it.MESSAGE BULLETIN: THE LOCKDOWN IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY. PLEASE REMAIN CALM WHILE SECURITY FORCES DEAL WITH THE SITUATIONEvery console says the same thing. Even pressing the knight's pendant against them doesn't seem to do anything. It's then that you hear movement."Everybody down!" Lucina hisses.All of you take cover, a few unlucky ones among piles of bones, as you see several Imp commandos carefully move past. They come across one of the sealed doors. You then see an Artificial Valkyria stride forward and press on the console next to the door. Nothing happens. The Imps then seem to get into an argument with each other, but you can't really hear what they're saying.>Ambush them.>Just stay low and wait for them to pass.>Try to get closer to hear what they're saying.
>>28081017>>Try to get closer to hear what they're saying.
>>28081017You try to crawl forward to listen in to what they were saying. Maybe you could glean something important from them...>roll 1d20
Rolled 9>>28081104A real solid snake
>>28081106>>28081109>>28081112She may not be able to hit anything, but Morgan sure can sneak and hide well.
>>28081109Falling back on your sniper training, moving quietly while prone was a required skill. You carefully creep your way among piles of bones until you can get close enough to hear."I though you said your damn monsters here could work the system, Doctor." One of the Imps scowls."My apologies, Captain. My V4s have basic system access, but their capabilities are rather limited." You hear a very familiar, and hated voice.STEINERThe grip on your rifle tightens. You don't have a good angle on him, as he's surrounded by his precious Artificial Valkyria.>Try and take the shot anyways.>Have everybody open fire. Maybe that will give you the opening you need.>Let them pass. Hopefully there will be a gap in their defense as they move.>Other
Rolled 6>>28081162>Let them pass. Hopefully there will be a gap in their defense as they move.
>>28081162>>Try and take the shot anyways.
>>28081162>>Let them pass. Hopefully there will be a gap in their defense as they move.
>>28081189>>28081176>>28081175Is it just the three of us tonight? Usually there's way more people.
>>28081162>Let them pass. Hopefully there will be a gap in their defense as they move.
>>28081199It looks like four. But yeah, it's kinda odd with so few people.
>>28081233It simply means that our choices have greater importance and weight to them so think wisely.
>>28081162>Try and take the shot anyways.Dragovich. Kravchenko. Steiner. All must die.
>>28081162>Have everybody open fire. Maybe that will give you the opening you need.ARM FRAG LANCES
>>28081162"Guys, open fire!' You hiss through your radio.>roll 12d20
Rolled 17, 16, 18, 19, 8, 5, 5, 4, 5, 5, 3, 19 = 124>>28081291
Rolled 4, 4, 10, 8, 12, 8, 8, 10, 19, 4, 4, 5 = 96>>28081291
Rolled 14, 1, 9, 14, 16, 15, 10, 19, 13, 6, 13, 19 = 149>>28081291
>>28081296that doesn't look good.
>>28081303Damn, nice rolling.Will Morgan choose Justice or Vengeance? We shall soon see.
>>28081291Uh, merc, I'm pretty sure the majority voted to let them pass.
>>28081291Hey Merc, you might want to check those votes again.
>>28081313>>28081312>>28081301Sometimes people's subconscious gets the better of them.
Rolled 1, 16, 17, 10, 17, 17, 17, 13, 12, 8 = 128>>28081312>>28081313Crap, that's what I get for having both responses look similar. I'll just count Morgan's shots, then. The rest will be considered for return fire.>>28081303"Wait, hold it!" You say quickly, changing your mind. The Imp squad begins to move as one of the V4s takes a step back and charges its lance, blasting the door open with a flash of blue light. The Imps and the V4s begin stepping through one by one, and then you see Steiner's back...You pull your trigger twice and drill one into his back, causing him to stumble forward. However, you can't tell if he's dead or not, as immediately the Imps and V4s surrounding him spin around to open fire. You see a pair of V4s bend down and drag the body of their master to safety.(cont)
>>28081392Oy, lots of 17s.
>>28081392well, we're boned
>>28081392Now im confused, weren't we supposed to let them go?Why the fuck did we fire?
>>28081392The return fire is pretty harsh. You feel a Valkrur beam pass just above you, crisping a bit of your hair, but you're otherwise fine. Lucas is also hit but you see the shot sizzle uselessly against his heavy ablative armor. Unfortunately, you see Sparky and Lucina take direct hits, causing them both to flinch away in pain. Milo unfortunately takes an unlock shot to the shoulder and he goes down screaming.Fortunately, your friends' return fire is pretty punishing as well. Two frag lances streak in and score direct hits on the group, sending fire and shrapnel hurtling through the hallways. Combined with some deadly accurate gunfire, and pretty much all four of the Imp commandos in the group are wiped out, but there are still four armored Artificial Valkyria standing, though they seem more concerned with getting Steiner to safety than fighting.And suddenly there's a huge BLAST that engulfs the entire hallway, showing you with bone fragments as the shockwave hurtles across you. You look up and you see what has to be the largest Artificial Valkyria you've ever seen standing between you and the door, its lance glowing bright blue as it charges again.Its darkened slits scan you and you group, and then it seems to lock onto something of interest.FALYYYYYYYYYYYNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN. It growls."N-no! You're supposed to be dead!" Falynn gasps."TIIIIIIME TO PLAAAAAAAYY!" Another massive lance blast shoots down the hall, pulverizing the wall at the other end. Distressingly enough, you can see water starting to leak in. This fight was literally tearing the whole structure apart, which was not good when it had to hold back millions of tons of seawater."M-Morgan!" Falynn cries. "That thing's after me! I-I can lure it away so the rest of you can move forward! You need to get to the control room before the Imps!">Okay, but be careful.>No way, we're all going to kill this bastard together.>Other
>>28081457>>No way, we're all going to kill this bastard together.We are not going to let the previous incident happen again!
>>28081415Because I'm slightly tired and not thinking straight at the moment.
>>28081457>>No way, we're all going to kill this bastard together.
>>28081457>>Okay, but be careful.And when what happens happens, everything is good
>>28081457>>No way, we're all going to kill this bastard together.DONT SPLIT THE PARTY
>>28081457>Okay, but be careful.It's her fight.
>>28081457>Okay, but be careful.
>>28081481>>28081511>>28081514Seriously, don't split the party. After what happened the last time Falynn was alone with that guy, you really want it to happen again? Worse, he's an artificial Valk.
>>28081457>No way, we're all going to kill this bastard together.
>>28081457>>Okay, but be careful.Hit the orange bits, Falynn! Circle strafe like a motherfucker and hit the orange bits!
>>28081535That's the point. Whatever happens, happens, and is great plot.
>>28081535Not to mention she only has a combat shield and pistol.
>>28081457OH BOY TIEBREAKER TIME!1. Falynn goes.2. Falynn stays.
>>28081549Marklon go suck a cock
>>28081579Nope.>>28081577I assume you meant to roll.
Rolled 2>>28081577And of course I forget my dice.
>>28081592Looks like it's time for some....
>>28081572If a seven-foot tall supersoldier with armor that weighs several tons and is powered by a miniature cold fusion generator can reliably take down these motherfuckers in pairs, I'm pretty sure an unaugmented teenaged girl with a riot shield and a sidearm will excel against just one of these motherfuckers!Right?
>>28081577"No way, Falynn, we're going to end this bastard together!" You yell.Then your sniper sense notice something. Every time Kravchenko, or the thing that used to be Kravchenko, moved its head around ,you catch a glimpse of exposed flesh around its neck. If you could time it right..."Morgan, I got an idea." Falynn says as she crawls up next to you. "It's a bit dangerous, but there's an... um... trick me and Charlotte practiced a lot, in case we had to fight really big enemies or vehicles on our own. It involves some close combat so we'll need some cover getting in.">Go with your plan.>Go with Falynn's plan.>Other
>>28081651>>Go with Falynn's plan.
>>28081651>>Go with your plan.This mah turf, bitch.
>>28081651>>Go with your plan.
>>28081651>>Go with Falynn's plan.CIRCLE STRAFE, MOTHERFUCKERS!
>>28081651>Go with Falynn's plan.
Rolled 3>>28081651"Alright, we'll go with your plan." You nod. "Just keep him busy for a second!" Falynn says as she crawls away.Without having to be told to, Lucas moves forward with his MG, unloading automatic fire into Kravchenko's armored form. Spark and Edwin take position behind Lucas and fire their lances in support.>roll 5d20
Rolled 7, 13, 2, 20, 16 = 58>>28081773
Rolled 18, 12, 14, 16, 1 = 61>>28081773
Rolled 7, 20, 7, 17, 7 = 58>>28081773TIME FOR CQC
Rolled 5, 7, 12, 20, 9 = 53>>28081773Take him down!
>>28081780If we go with this, Sparky gets a crit. IIRC, she has a double shot on crits.
Rolled 7>>28081780While the MG doesn't quite have the punch needed to get through Kravchenko's armor reliably, it does cause him to flinch, preventing him from firing his energy lance for a few more crucial seconds. Sparky manages to get two lance shots off with Edwin following up with a third. The three lances slam directly into Kravechenko's chest, causing armor plate to splinter and crack, but it still holds firm.With the perfect opening, Falynn sprints in, her gear and tools clattering as she slides in at the foot of Kravchenko's massive form. She then holds her shield above her and yells, "Char! Go!"Charlotte then follows up, sprinting to the stunned Kravchenko and leaping on top of Charlotte's shield. Falynn grunts as she heaves up right when Charlotte jumps, giving her the boost she needs to grab onto Kravchenko's armored collar. Charlotte then pulls out her pistol, jams it into Kravechenko's neck, and starts firing.>roll 1d20
>>28081883You mean Falynn's shield, Merc. Seems like excitement is getting to you.
>>28081883Charlotte unloads the entire clip into Kravchenko's neck, but he's still alive and thrashing about, trying to shake her off, but she manages to hold on."Fal! Reload!" Charlotte yells, tossing her pistol to Falynn. Falynn grabs it and tosses her own up to Charlotte, who miraculously manage to catch it despite being jostled around by Kravchenko's movements.Such teamwork and coordination, it makes you feel almost jealous you didn't have something like that with Simo."S-should we fire?" Sparky asks."That's a stupid question." Edwin sighs. "If we do, we might hit Falynn or Charlotte."Well, you might have a shot, considering precision was your thing.>Help out Charlotte. Try and take a shot at Kravchenko.>Trust Charlotte and Falynn to handle things.>Other
>>28081998>>Trust Charlotte and Falynn to handle things.
>>28081998>Trust Charlotte and Falynn to handle things.>Morgan>precisionPick one.
>>28081998>>Help out Charlotte. Try and take a shot at Kravchenko.
Rolled 7>>28081998>Help out Charlotte. Try and take a shot at Kravchenko.MAKE THE SHOTREDEEM YOUR CLASSIMPRESS SIMO
>>28081998>>Trust Charlotte and Falynn to handle things.Best not fire into a close combat brawl--and it looks like the twins are doing quite well anyway.
>>28081998>>Trust Charlotte and Falynn to handle things.Considering how bad Morgan's rolls get, I'll go ahead and avoid the inevitable death roll.
>>28082040b-b-b-b-but muh death flags! They're not gonna trip themselves!
Rolled 4>>28081998You hold back on the trigger, trusting the Twins to get the job done.>roll 1d20
Rolled 17>>28082109Here's to hoping.
>>28082114>>28082119>>28082122Normally, I would put a lesson about trust and stuff right about now.
Rolled 11Jesus, Kravchenko is rolling terribly tonight.
>>28082153karmic balance for that incident with Falynn?>>28082179
Rolled 9, 10, 3 = 22>>28082179Kravechenko roars as Charlotte continues blasting him in the neck with her pistol, as if she were a tick that just wouldn't come off. As he does so, he fires his energy lance random, gouging a massive rent in ceilings and walls as the energy goes loose. Charlotte grabs another reload form Falynn, but it seems that Kravchenko is REALLY pissed, as he tosses away his energy lance and uses his now free hand to try and grab Charlotte.>roll 1d20
>>28082209D-did we win?
>>28082209Kravechenko's hand swipes past Charlotte, coming perilously close to swatting her off. However, she manages to twist around just in time to avoid his armored fist, but loses her pistol in the process. Falynn meanwhile rolls to the side when Kravchenko brings his shield arm crashing down in an attempt to crush her. Lucas moves forward and grabs her hand to help her up.>Tell Falynn and Charlotte to get out of there.>They're so close. Just a little more!>Other
>>28082288>>Tell Falynn and Charlotte to get out of there.
>>28082288>>OtherTAKE THE SHOT
>>28082288>>They're so close. Just a little more!Don't interfere just yet! This is her battle, let's see if she can finish it.
Rolled 4>>28082288>They're so close. Just a little more!
Rolled 2>>28082288>Otherget Lucas and Char to tackle him down and have Falynn use her combat shield to decapitate him
Rolled 2>>28082288Oh boy, THREE WAY TIE1. GTFO2. Trust their feelings.3. Trust YOUR feelings.
Rolled 10, 12, 6 = 28>>28082288Just a little more, just a little more! Charlotte could finish him, you think. Falynn tosses her freshly loaded pistol in the air.>roll 1d20
Rolled 13>>28082460HUEHUEHUE. Still a 17.
I think Morgan has reason to keep Steiner alive a bit longer. Questions like: Where is her mother, who she is, and what happened to her.
>>28082459Finally, Charlotte unloads another clip right into Kravchenko's neck, and this time, it starts to take effect. Kravechenko's movements begin to slow, and he finally slumps down, his energy spent."DAMN." Charlotte groans as she finally lets go of Kravchenko's armored collar and massages her shoulder. "That was one tough bastard!"However, Kravechenko is still alive, though just barely. He tries to reach out to grab Charlotte, but the weight of his own armor works against him. Then you see Falynn step forward."Falynn?" Lucas blinks."Wait." You stop Lucas. You were there that day, and you heard her screams. Falynn had to finish this on her own.Falynn stands over Kravchenko, who tries to crane his head up to look at her. She then bends down, and carefully pull his helmet off. He had definitely seen better, days, as his face was frail and gaunt, and heavily scarred. However, his eyes glowed a deathly blue, that did nothing but glare at Falynn."FAL-""SHUT UP!" Falynn screams as she brings her wrench down on Kravchenko's head. "SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!"The repeated impacts echo throughout the room, but everybody is too shocked to stop her. Finally, after what seems like an eternity, Charlotte finally grabs Falynn's arm. "Fal, stop it! You're just hitting the damn floor tiles now!"She was right. Kravchenko's head was literally nothing more than a pile of mush. You let go of Lucas and he rushes forward. You can the hear Falynn start sobbing uncontrollably.>Stop here for a minute. Falynn's not the only one who needs a breather.>We need to keep moving. Steiner's got a huge headstart on us.>Other
>>28082569>>We need to keep moving. Steiner's got a huge headstart on us.
>>28082569>>We need to keep moving. Steiner's got a huge headstart on us.IC time ahoy!
>>28082569>Stop here for a minute. Falynn's not the only one who needs a breather.We're underwater...there's nowhere else to run.
Rolled 12>>28082569>>We need to keep moving. Steiner's got a huge headstart on us.they can hug it out on the way there
>>28082569>We need to keep moving. Steiner's got a huge headstart on us."Come on Fal, pull it together, there'll be time for that later."
>>28082569>>We need to keep moving. Steiner's got a huge headstart on us.Is Falynn's slow spiral toward going Full Walker disturbing? Yes. Do we have time to oblige her? Not really.
>>28082569"Falynn, I'm really sorry about this, but we have to keep moving." You say."Morgan!" Lucas frowns. "She's been through a lot! We should-""She got what she wanted, while I want is slowly getting away and getting closer to the control room!" You shout. "Falynn's not the only girl here who's bee victimized!"The whole hallway suddenly becomes quiet."Fine." Lucas nods tersely. He picks up Falynn in his arms. "Let's go.""Boy, your squad sure has problems." Vinny mutters to his niece, miming the cuckoo motion."Like you wouldn't believe." Sparky sighs."Guys... can somebody PLEASE have this looked at?" Milo whimpers as he clutches his shoulder wound.Your squad follows the path Steiner had forged. Fortunately, since you had left the lockdown in place, Steiner had to literally blow or cut his way through every door, which slowed him down considerably.Finally, you reach the end of the path, where you see a massive, armored door with a hole cored through it."Is that you, Alisa?" You hear Steiner's voice call out from inside."What do you want?" You shout."And stop calling me that!""Oh, Alisa, always so temperamental." Steiner chuckles. "I hate to admit it, but I simply cannot decipher this confounded control system, and my V4s here can only provide so much help.""And why should I listen to you?" You yell.(cont)
>>28082706"Because thanks to our little skirmishes, this entire building has been structurally compromised. If we do not do something, the walls will buckle, the structure will flood, and we all die.""He's lying! He has to be!" MK says."Um, actually..." Falynn frowns."He might have a point there." Vinny nods."How can we trust you?""Fine, if you must insist." Steiner sighs pulls a pistol, and shoots his V4 bodyguards in their heads, killing them. "It's just me in here, now. But I want you and ONLY you to enter, Alisa. I have explosives planted in this room which will destroy all the controls if you should try and storm this area.""Morgan, you don't have to do this." Lucas whispers.>Yes I do.>You're right. >Other
>>28082569>>We need to keep moving. Steiner's got a huge headstart on us.So I finally managed to catch one of these again. Damn you guys have been bitching uncontrollably through a ton of these threads.
>>28082710>>Yes I do.Vinny, as much explosives as you can. Dead man's switch.
>>28082710>>Yes I do.Fulfill your destiny, woman!
>>28082710>>Yes I do.Fuck it.
Rolled 1>>28082710>>Yes I do.
>>28082736woops, left my dice on
>>28082710>>Yes I do.why not.
>>28082710>Other.Just leave. Plant explosives of our own and get the fuck out. If Steiner wants his ancient death machines so bad, he can drown and/or be crushed with them.
>>28082710>You're right.Just shoot the fucker, we have two explosives experts that should be able to defuse Steiner's. All else fails more explosives fix everything.
>>28082710Fuck it, lets go. It's not worth it.
>>28082710"Yes I do." You say, standing up. "I need to confront him. If not now, then when?""Like I said, cuckoo." Vinny sighs."Lucas if things don't turn out well, make sure the others are okay, alright?" You say."O-okay, Morgan." Lucas nods."Okay Steiner, I'm coming in." You say as you step through the breach. Now that you're inside, you see that the control room is circular, with rings of consoles erected around a larger, central console in the center of the room. There, you see Steiner sitting at one of the chairs near it. You move slowly but determinedly towards him."Good..." Steiner wheezes, and you see that his shirt is soaked with blood. Apparently that first shot had actually done some serious damage."What do you want?" You say, standing above Steiner."As you can see, I've been reduced to a dying old man, thanks in part to you." Steiner sighs. "Would you grant a dying old man... no.... your father one last wish?""It depends." You narrow your eyes. "What kind of wish?""An experiment, if you will." Steiner manages a grin. "You can kill me any time if you wish. I was lying about having rigged this room. I just needed you here alone.""What are you talking about?" You narrow your eyes."One... last... experiment." Steiner coughs. "I'm sure... in this ragnite rich environment... you could unlock your true potential...""You're still thinking about that crap!" You shout. "And you fucking wonder why I want nothing to do with you!""Well.... I have an incentive this time." Steiner grins. "I'll grant you one question. Anything, really, and I will answer it to the best of my ability. How about it? I'm... a dead man anyways. But you, you've been through the experiments. You know you'll come out of this fine... well, relatively, of course.">..any question?>Fuck you.>Other
>..any question?"Who's my mother?"
>>28082945forgot to link:>>28082956
>>28082956Oh boy, that made me very sad for some reason.
>>28082945>Fuck you.A dying man has no reason to lie but he also has to reason to tell the truth. Morgan should probably ask herself what and if she wants to know.
>>28082945>Fuck you.Dragovich, Kravchenko, Steiner, all must die.
>>28082956This actually sounds good.
>>28082956I think this is worth asking honestly, lets go with it.
>>28082945>>Otherhows about we ask our question then kill him?
>>28082945>Fuck youHaha, No.>>28083028Steiner's too smart for that.
>>28083042hes too smart for us putting a bullet in his head? i'm confused by our statement
>>28083048Why would he tell us before hand? He has no bargaining chip then, he'd just tell him to shoot him then.
>>28082956I'm so goddamned late, but this.
>>28082945>Fuck you.We activate the raginate awakening our powers, what if that speeds up the collapse of the place? The raginate activating disables the place, what then?
>>28082945"Okay, I have one question and one question only." You say."I thought so." Steiner smiles and he raises a pistol and points it at your chest. "Don't worry, I won't shoot you in the heart. Killing you instantly would defeat the point of the experiment. Now, what would you like to know?"You take a deep breath. You know just what to ask. Something that's been keeping you up at night for years."Who's my mother?""I thought you would ask that." Steiner sighs. "Look for... look for a town called named Rautja, about thirty miles north of where Vorkuta used to stand. Ask for... Lysa Steiner....""Are you really telling the truth?" You blink."You will have.... to find out yourself." Steiner wheezes, manages to get up to his feet, and hugs you. "For what it is worth, I love you and your mother. I really do.""Shut up. You have no right to act like a father now!" You say."I know." Steiner nods, presses his pistol against your chest, and fires.The world suddenly becomes a blur as you feel a searing hot hammer blow to our chest. Your vision darkens as you go into shock."One last gift from me, Alisa. I will raise this city from the depths, so that you would not sink with it into the depths." With that, Stainer takes you hand and presses it against the console. You see the runes shift and you can barely see make out the words:QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS LIFTED. SURFACING.And then your vision goes black.(cont)
>>28083202You are LUCAS WILLIAMS, and you just saw a friend die right in front of you."MORGAN!" You scream as you rush into the control room as fast as your armor would let you. You storm up to control center and point your gun, but all you see is one corpse and one body barely clinging to life."FALYNN! GET IN HERE!" You scream. "MORGAN'S DOWN!"With that, Falynn rushes into the room the rest of the squad following just behind her."Morgan. You're going to be okay!" Falynn mutters as she reaches for a ragnaid. Just hold on!"Gotta find her... gotta find her...." Morgan mumbles deliriously. Suddenly, the entire room, no, the entire structure rumbles, causing all of you to momentarily lose your footing. "What's happening?" You yell."Rising..." Morgan manages to whisper.Suddenly you see security shutters open, and what you once thought were solid walls turn out to be massive observation windows. You wince as sunlight floods into the room. And then your eyes widen as you see what's in front of you. The Lost City in all of its glory."Holy shit." You gasp.>And that's it for tonight! The exciting conclusion to VMQ2 will commence Sunday night! Don't miss it!
>>28083216Ladies and gentleman, welcome to Atlantis.
>>28083216Oh boy, we've released whatever killed the Valkyrians.And got a new base for the merc company.
>>28083216she better make it, or else Simo is going to hang himself
>>28083216I have no words. Cool doesn't cover it.
In the end... did they even really love each other at any point in time?
>>28083264fuck no, he was a terrible human being let alone anything resembling a father
>>28083247Don't worry, he'll have to deal with Valkyrian babies.
>>28083216>dat Atlantis Hell yeah.>The exciting conclusion to VMQ2 will commence Sunday nightWell shit knew it was coming...>>28083264What do you fucking think?
>>28083264Depends on your definition of love.
>>28083216>The exciting conclusion to VMQ2 will commence Sunday nightIt all feels too fast.
>>28083311Well, yeah. Merc already explained the reason.
>>28083320I don't think I was around to see it, what's the reason.
>>28083330Too many assholes bitching.
>>28083340Well that's a shame.Sorry it had to be this way Merc.
>>28083330Combination of Merc losing interest in the setting and anons bitching because the waifuwars didn't go their way.
>>28083344It is a shame, really.
>>28083350The former was unavoidable, the latter less so, but still was going to happen sooner or later.
>>28083216WELP.Dis gon b good.Thanks for running merc.
I hope Morgan gets a care package from Nemo. Specifically the Ruhm.
I hope Morgan gets a care package from Nemo. Specifically the Ruhm so she can live up to her namesake.