Last thread, we decided to stat Isaac Clarke... with varying (and interesting) results.This thread, we continue delving into Clarke's mind and will-saves, what his STR stats should be, and the crazy shenanigans that would undoubtedly ensue should he come in contact with teh Normandy Crew.Old thread: >>29531073
/r/ing more techpriest Isaac.
>>29557219I'd say his suit should probably give +3 or 4 to his strength stat
>>29557219>tehRegardless, I just don't know about his STR. The best example of it is his stomping, right? Well, a lot of people seem to think mag-lock boots sound like a logical explanation, but I dunno. In DS1 and 2 he's on a space station and a planet cracker, all metal surfaces, but in 3 he goes outside pretty often, and at least once he's inside a freaking necromorph. >>29557269His suit is pretty badass. Air supply, kinesis and stasis modules, environmental resistances, pretty good armor, an probably a strength boost.
>>29557301it's a typo, dammit.
>>29557219>mfw The Reapers created the Markers as a failsafe way to wipe out life
>>29557219The suit is definitely servo-assisted at some point. If you consider that in the beginning of DS2, right by the very first store, there is a digital scale you can stand on top of. According to that scale he weighs 195lbs in his patient rig thingie, and 255lbs after you have him put a suit on.This means the damn things weighs 60 pounds, which in turn means that either he's superduper strong to be able to run and fight in that thing, or it's powered.
I wonder what the stats for a necromorph would be?They count as aberrations, if someone gave me a CR, I could try to whip one up for pathfinder.
>>29557441Given many points in his career where he has no doubt needed to lift heavy things, I assume it's both.
>>29557495That's what they have the kinesis module for, though. Then again, it IS made for mining-and-such in hostile environments where it definitely would make sense for it to add to your strength.In case of heavy equipment that you can't kinesis-lift like the tools, as well as not getting crushed by potentially falling rocks, it's probably handy.
>>29557460I remember reading that CR5 was the point where a single creature could wipe out an entire small town. Considering what a single Necromorph can do, I'd set it at 5.
>>29557563Don't forget the whole escalating Aliens-esque effect where everyone that dies becomes more necromorphs
>>29557441Yeah that is what a knight would wear and its sealed so far less breathable. It has to have climate control and power assistance or he would have collapsed dead from exhaustion long before he managed to get through the Ishimura.
>>29557583Yeah, now that I think about it, there's that AND the ambush predator nature of the Necromorph. Maybe CR3 is a bit better? 3 or 4, they're pretty dangerous, even if most of their tricks are from ambushing and spreading the zombieness.
>>29557605Looking at all the bells and whistles on the EVA suit, I'm inclined to agree
Who's gonna stat BLAST HARDCHEESE?
I think what I liked the most about Dead Space was the constant sense of isolation and vague dread. And the fact your survival rests almost entirely on you staying calm, if you panic everything goes to shit.
>>29557797And forgot to add, not sure how you would really capture that in an RPG without a very good GM and a small party.
>>29557820Still would be fun tho
>>29557820if the party members started in seperate areas and had to get to each other
>>29557373Last thread, somebody suggested that the Markers were a creation of a previous cycle, in an attempt to fight Reaper-tech with Reaper-tech.
>>29557845Oh definitely. A bunch of normal spaceshup crew forced to survive a necromorph outbreak with improvised weapons would be fun.
>>29557897I'm talking about the party ya dingus
>>29557892apparently the original reason for the markers were an ancient civillizations attempt to draw necromorphs away from their galaxy and send them to another galaxy
>>29557913I mean the party would be the normal spaceship crew...
>>29557563>>29557583>>29557620Name: NecromorphCR: 5Type: AbberationSpeed (Walk): 30Speed (Climb): 20HD: 7d8AC: 18 (10+3 DEX+5 Natural)HP: 52STR: 16DEX: 12CON: 16INT: 8WIS: 8CHA: 5Fort: +5Ref: +6Will: +1BAB: +5ATK 1 Name: Claw (x2)ATK 1 Hit: 8ATK 1 Damage: 1d8+3ATK 1 Special: Rending, GrabATK 2 Name: Bite/ImplantATK 2 Hit: 3ATK 2 Damage: 1d6+1ATK 2 Special: Reflex Save (DC=16) or become infected with NecromorphismSpecial Abilities: Climb, Fast Healing 5, Die Hard.CMB: +8 (+10 Grapple)CMD: 19Skills; Acrobatics +8, Climb +9, Stealth +13, Survival +8
>>29557940I'M TALKING ABOUT YOU AND YOUR IRL FRIENDS PLAYING TEH GAME.Yikes man....
>>29557664Absolutely climate control, it'd be needed anyway since they're all rated for hard vacuum. Which is you know, -273 degrees celcius and all that
>>29557948I thought only the carriers could transform something into a necromorph?
>>29557948Rending is 1d8+4 damage, forgot to add that.Neat little nasty fuck.
>>29557948Does the system support creatures being vulnerable to cutting attacks to certain bodyparts?
>>29557970>vacuum is absolute zerowat
>>29557976No the infectors only do it faster. All necrotic tissue will reanimate within the prescence of a marker signal. And those things have some pretty insane ranges
>>29557982Oh, duhDR 5/Slashing. Another thing I forgot to add.>>29557976I thought they just accelerated it? Might be wrong. Maybe replace that with some kind of Fear Effect, then.
>>29557958Who exactly did you think I was agreeing it would be fun for? Sure as shit would not be fun for the characters you are playing.
>>29557982>>29557948I think it should have some DR/Slashing.
>>29557995REGULAR vacuum that you can create with a pump isn't absolute zero, but up there in space definitely is.
>>29558037Are you serious? I can't tell anymore.
>>29557976Not necessarily, in the backstory, Aegis 7 was covered in this fleshy-like slime made from dead human skin cells, dust, hair that was the basis of the infection which would later spread. The Infector Necromorph just turns people faster.This also kind of solves how the Valor was infested so quickly. After it crashes, an Infector could have snuck on board turning the Space Marines into Twitchers.
>>29557936that is kinda neat.
>>29558060I just motherfucking looked it up
As it stands, the creature has 52 Average HP, 5 DR/Slashing may boost it past CR 5; maybe bringing the AC down to 16 would fix that, or killing the Fast Healing a bit (bringing it to Fast Healing 2)It can output an average of about 30 damage a round, including Rend, so it's on track for CR 5 in that respect, even with Grab.
>>29557948What kind of Necromorph are we talking about here? It has claws like a Slasher, but it could also be a Spitter.
>>29558037Absolute zero is not possible in a nature. Also, a vacuum has nothing to transfer heat through, so it's basically temperatureless.
>>29558095God damn these fuckers are nastyespecially since they can attack in hordes
>>29558128I wasn't talking about nature, I was talking about space. Heat is the most basic form of energy, so really it mostly depends on if there's a star next to you or not.
>>29558129Let's not forget all the varieties they come in.
>>29558129It's even worse when the Pregnants are involved. Shoot the torso and out spews either a Crawler (made from an infected Baby) or a bunch of Swarmers.
>>29558129Just be glade I decided not to give them lunge, heh.The baby/toddlers would effectively be this creature, but with HP, Nat armor, and whatnot reduced by half, effectively, and small-sized.Then add mob mentality or whatever it's called where 2 can occupy 1 space at no penalty, and boom, you have toddlers.
>>29558155>not in nature>in space
>>29558161>>29558168Not to even mention the elite versions of themand those giant ones that can smash through walls
>>29558170As reference, this is what The Pack looks like.
>>29558037Space is 2-5 kelvin, not zero.
>>29558037yeah but remember you'll be fine as long as your core body temperature doesn't REACH absolute zero.
>>29558250Alright fine, so the page I was looking at was wrong. Whatever. Wikipedia claims space to be 2.7 K which is still really fucking cold, warranting climate control or life support.Also that's not quite right, you do not want your core temperature to drop more than a few degrees at which you get hypothermia.
>>29558182Right, gimmie a sec, now I'm making varieties.Updated stuff, now.Name: Necromorph (Base)CR: 5Type: AbberationSpeed (Walk): 30Speed (Climb): 20HD: 7d8AC: 16HP: 52STR: 16DEX: 12CON: 16INT: 8WIS: 8CHA: 5Fort: +5Ref: +6Will: +1BAB: +5ATK 1 Name: Claw (x2)ATK 1 Hit: +8ATK 1 Damage: 1d8+3ATK 1 Special: Rending, GrabATK 2 Name: Bite/ImplantATK 2 Hit: +3ATK 2 Damage: 1d6+1ATK 2 Special: Reflex Save (DC=16) or become infected with NecromorphismSpecial Abilities: Climb, Fast Healing 5, Die Hard, DR 5/Slashing.CMB: +8 (+10 Grapple)CMD: 19Skills; Acrobatics +8, Climb +9, Stealth +13, Survival +5Name: The PackCR: 3Type: AbberationSpeed (Walk): 20Speed (Climb): 15HD: 4d8AC: 14 (10+DEX+2 Natural)HP: 26STR: 14DEX: 14CON: 14INT: 8WIS: 8CHA: 5Fort: +4Ref: +7Will: +1BAB: +6ATK 1 Name: Claw (x2)ATK 1 Hit: +8ATK 1 Damage: 1d6+2ATK 1 Special: Rending, GrabATK 2 Name: Bite/ImplantATK 2 Hit: +3ATK 2 Damage: 1d4+1ATK 2 Special: Reflex Save (DC=14) or become infected with NecromorphismSpecial Abilities: Climb, Fast Healing 3, DR 3/Slashing or Bludgeoning, Mob MentalityCMB: +7 (+9 Grapple)CMD: 18Skills; Acrobatics +9, Climb +8, Stealth +14, Survival +5What should I stat next?
>>29558306Space has an abysmally low temperature, but it is not cold. There is nowhere for heat to transfer. It is a vacuum. Empty. You'd be fine (temp-wise) naked, in spess.
>>29558358How about the Exploder?
>>29558370There's also nowhere for heat to stay. Kind of like how the Sahara gets freezing cold at night because sand is worthless at retaining heat
>>29558441Incorrect. Heat-loss is a problem in space, because heat stays and WON'T GO THE FUCK AWAY JESUS DICK HEAT YOU CLINGY BITCH WE'RE THROUGH GET OVER IT.If you're not careful in space, things get hot and stay hot.
>>29558395Keep in mind that the biogrenade is independent and can be used with kinesis modules or someone with very thick gloves
>>29558395Exploder has insanely low HP, and explodes on death or when hitting Isaac; so I'm guessing something like 3d8, +0 Con, no DR or Fast healing, but double regular CR-equiv damage. I'd rate it at maybe a CR 4, so we're talking like, 50 HP average.Name: ExploderCR: 4Type: AbberationSpeed (Walk): 15Speed (Climb): 0HD: 3d8AC: 16HP: 16STR: 16DEX: 12CON: 12INT: 8WIS: 8CHA: 5Fort: 3Ref: 6Will: 1BAB: 4ATK 1 Name: DetonateATK 1 Hit: 7ATK 1 Damage: 8d8+8ATK 1 Special: Touch Attack, 10' Radius Burst, Damages Self. Reflex Save (DC=16) for half, sucessful target of touch attack gets no save.ATK 2 Name: Bite/ImplantATK 2 Hit: 3ATK 2 Damage: 1d4+1ATK 2 Special: Reflex Save (DC=14) or become infected with NecromorphismSpecial Abilities: Death Trhoes; Explodes upon death, see Exploding Arm for Damage. A successful critical hit with a slashing attack removes the exploding arm, in addition to any damage it does.CMB: +7CMD: 18
>>29558306There's a bit in DS3 where Isaac has to rush between safe rooms on an ice planet without a helmet and in a busted rig so there's a little "core body temp" readout that counts down to 0ºC whenever you're outside the safe houses. As long as that counter doesn't say "0" you're prefectly fine, which is entirely not how it works.But also remember, wrt space, that you're in a perfectly insulating vaccuum remember - there's nowhere for the heat to actually GO so it builds up and so the real problem in space is and ALWAYS is cooling not heating.There was an incident on one of the recent ISS spacewalks where one of the astronauts almost drowned when his coolant system broke and started flooding his suit.Space has weird failure modes.
Just wait till we stat this one...
>>29558799Jesus.Gimmie a CR, and I'll see if I can squish it to fit that.I'm guessing Minimum CR 8, but I may be highballing.
> Normandy CrewWell, lets see.Isaac and Shep would probably have a good cop/bad cop sort of feel to them. They are both protagonists trying to share a story, and Isaac probably doesn't follow orders too well. Unless you went femshep, and Isaac is the "dude with issues" romance option.Tali and Isaac probably get along great as long as it is a tech discussion, but I doubt she could ever fully trust him due to all of the crazy.Jack would probably love antagonizing him to get a reaction, confident that she can take him if it turns ugly.Joker makes fun at his expense, but that's just Joker being Joker.Grunt probably doesn't know what to do with him, but I imagine would have some respect once he saw Isaac go nuts on the enemy... and the fact that there are probably not a lot of things that scare Isaac anymore.Mordin considers him an amazing specimen, and wants to take some samples.Garrus probably cuts him some slack because the dude is clearly broken.Miranda and EDI consider him too dangerous to keep on the ship.Thane, Samara, and Jacob are too boring to have opinions.Zaeed tells the story of the time he and a group of about 200 other mercs stumbled on a Marker in Batarian space. Zaeed was the only one to make it back alive.Who did I miss?
>>29558634Nevermind all the other things, it's kinda iffy to base your beliefs of core temperature on a video game. A mere two-degree loss of core temperature does in fact count as hypothermia, and I don't think you're even conscious if you lose 10 degrees.Basically that counter thing was bullshit and do not under any circumstance rely on it anywhere outside that particular scene. Seriously.
>>29558441>There's also nowhere for heat to stay.Uh, yes there is. Your body. A vacuum is a near-perfect insulator, making convection transfer completely impossible, and the human body does not emit much radiant heat.A completely naked human in the total vacuum of space will not freeze for almost a year.
>>29558996Legion is awesome, I would love to hear what he has to say about Isaac
>>29558849Wrex, Kaidan, Crater-chan
>>29558849Legion. Also, it would be good if Isaac's animations and mannerisms dropped him into the uncanny valley.
>>29558849I could imagine Isaac as a sort of really unstable version of Tali. Tons of insecurities and problems, occasional dialogue is basically just him in his room freaking out or having night terrors.I think after initial conflicts, him and Jack would get along really well; shared past and all. It would all be about making them realize how much they have in common.>Jack and Isaac drinking in the engine room.>"And the worst part of all of this is that I still see this shit.">"No fuckin' way.">"All the time. On the walls, in the numbers, out in the stars. I can see this shit, every day. It's in me.">"Burned into your retinas, like when you stare at the sun too long.">"Ex-fucking-zactly.">"I just...I don't know what is real anymore.">"Fuck reality. What you gotta do is show it you know it's there. Fuckin' stare it down. right in the face.">Jack stands up stares off into the darkness.>"You gotta give it a look that'd burn the asshairs off a Vorcha. And then, yanno what?">"Whassat?">"You either laugh, because it don't scare you, or shoot it, because it does.">Isaac stares off into space, and shakes his head.>"Did that one before, didn't end too pretty."I am now imagining Jack and Isaac in freaky "my mind is broken but my body is strong" sex while Tali tries to calibrate engines.I'm not sure how I feel about that.
>>29558871Problem is, your lungs collapse very fast in a vacuum..
>>29559128They don't collapse if there's still air in them. They explode instead.
>>29559102What would Isaac's loyalty mission be?
>>29559161Destroy the Ishimura.
>>29558849>Grunt He would probably get one of the weirdest boner a Krogan could get, here are two humans that are able to battle and survive things that should not be and one of them can make awesome weapons that are a Krogan's wet dream.It would made for some great conversation with Wrex.
>>29559201>Isaac taking Grunt under his wing and teaching him his orky ways.>Grunt taking Isaac under his wing and teaching him how to charge
>>29559128Well, yeah, but I never said you'd be alive all that time. Just not frozen.
Would you send him into the duct in the final mission?
>>29559201Imagine any Krogan's reaction to the Contact Beam. I got curious one day and looked it up... do you know what that thing actually is?A miniaturized particle accelerator.It would LAUGH at kinetic shields.
>>29559286>Isaac, this involves climbing through tight spaces on a hostile ship full of dangerous alien life. Come the tunnel's end, there is a port where you will hack a door.>....>Sounds like your forte, clarke.>You bet.
>>29559161Having to hunt down a marker/necromorph infestation. >Isaac stumbles out of his room, screaming.>"No, no, you're gone! Get away!">Rushing over to see him, he's hallucinating that one of the female crew members is his ex-gf (crazy dead version).>Help wrestle him down, cut to scene in med bay.>"He's sedated, but his mind...his brain is active in ways I've never seen before. It's almost as if he's being influenced somehow. This is beyond anything our initial tests showed.">Isaac stirs, looks up.>"It's here. I ran and ran, but it keeps finding me. Shepard. I can't stay here. You will all die.">"Sit down, Mr. Clarke, I'm sure this episode will pass.">"I can feel it. Somewhere. It's here.">Isaac starts sitting up.>"Mr. Clarke!">"You don't understand!">Options show up.>Renegade is to tell him that's because he's talking like a nutcase.>Regular is to ask him what he means.>Paragon is to comfort him and tel him to rest.>Dialogue reveals he can feel a marker, or something similar, somewhere out there.>Says he needs to find it, even if it's somewhere in dead space; because he can feel it calling to him.>You can talk him down from leaving, go help hunt down the marker, tell him to stop being crazy (he leaves) or let him leave.>If you help him, he gives you either a RIG armor, or a Plasma Cutter, and unlocks cool tech for the Normandy.>>29559286>>29559332>"Once more, into the breach, can you handle it, Isaac?">Helmet locks into place.>"Don't worry about me, don't look back. Don't die."
>>29559310As much as I like the Contact Beam, nothing can get between me and my Force Gun. Acts like a kinetic energy shotgun.
>>29559185That already happened when the sprawl blew up.
>>29559385oh well, I stopped playing 2 around halfway through and never picked it up again
>>29559373It is, believe me I have nothing against the Force Gun.Buuut the Contact Beam is basically an instant energy rocket launcher and does a maximum of 175DMG while the Force Gun has 35
>>29559373>>29559419I'm glad I'm not the only one who loved the force gun.>>29558799What were the Brute's attacks/attack patterns, again? I forget.
>>29558849> Javik is really evasive about the Marker when it comes up in conversation, clearly knows more about its origins than he wants to admit. Isaac must never know this, or bad things happen.> Liara is probably all sorts of interested in hearing about the Marker, because it be ancient aliens and that's her field. Isaac, for understandable reasons, doesn't want to talk about it in that detail. God forbid if she taps into his head in an attempt to "help" him. > Isaac probably thinks that the Geth are pretty cool, especially from an engineering standpoint. Also, you cant make a necromorph out of Geth. It just wouldn't work. SAFEST DUDE ON THE SHIP.> Wrex is probably kinda worried by Isaac. Erex has seen some shit, he knows when people have that wild, crazy look in their eyes when they have just gone too damn far and seen too much. Isaac's got it, and bad. > Kaidan tries to be casual and friendly. It probably doesnt work too well.>>29559161>>29559185Yeah. Destroy the Ishimura, or track down rumors of a Marker. For bonus points, this might be the first time that anyone on the team but Isaac has actually SEEN a Necromorph. They have only heard his stories about them, and not been sure if they can believe him.But then he is all SERIOUSLY, SHEP. DROP FUCKING EVERYTHING. ITS ZOMBIE TIME."Okay, Isaac. We will go, and check it out, and then you can see your nightmares are just... oh god. They ARE real.""I told you. I warned you about Necromorphs, bro. Now get to chopping arms off.""But-""CUT. OFF. THEIR. LIMBS."
>>29559478It basically just tried ramming you. When it lost an arm or was otherwise immobilized it would try to spit at you, which you could catch. It would also try to alternate between shield mode and shooting mode, during which you could circle around and shoot at it's weak backside.
does it make me weird that i played the original almost entirely with the pulse rifle, the second one with the pulse and seeker rifle and the third only with military engines?
>>29559521WRITEFAGS, HELLLOOO, I KNOW YOU'RE THERE SOMEWHERE.
>>29559566i thought it was way cooler sharpshooting necros into pieces then just using power tools to dismember them but that's just me i think
>>29559568The writefaggotry (if done properly, I've TRIED and failed to find a good one) of Dead Space and Mass Effect would be GLORIOUS
>>29559527>>29559530I don't have anything to add for explosions, but I kinda tried to keep the same "I charge you and beat you senseless" feel.Name: DAS BRUTESizeHugeCR: 9Type: AbberationSpeed (Walk): 30Speed (Climb): 20HD: 14d8+56AC: 23HP: 119STR: 26DEX: 6CON: 18INT: 8WIS: 8CHA: 6Fort: 13Ref: 5Will: 2BAB: 10ATK 1 Name: Slam (x2)ATK 1 Hit: 16ATK 1 Damage: 2d6+6ATK 1 Special: PushATK 2 Name: BiteATK 2 Hit: 11ATK 2 Damage: 1d8+3ATK 2 Special: Necromorph Infection, Fort Save (DC=18)Special Abilities: Regeneration 5, Pounce, Powerful Charge (Slam, 4d6+18), DR 10/SlashingCMB: +20 (+24 Bull-Rush)CMD: 26
Also, the first thread is on the suptg archive. Don't forget to upvote! http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html>>29559521"Oh sweet christ they're BABIES""SHUT UP AND SHOOT THE LITTLE ONES, THEY EXPLODE""WE'RE FIGHTING EXPLODING BABIES?!""GOD DAMNIT SHEP MAN THE FUCK UP"
>>29559615I personally loved the feel of not using mining tools in ways never intended by the designers. It's kind of like in the original Bioshock where you had a crossbow with the bow made out of three steel rulers riveted together
>>29559533My final loadout for the first game was the plasma cutter, the line driver, the contact beam and the pulse rifle. The latter two had the most upgrades, and I never really ran into a situation I couldn't solve with them. I also remember making extensive use of the seeker in 2, as well as the javelin gun.>>29559615Not just you, it's nice to be able to put the lie to claims that the military stuff is inadequate. Anyone who claims it's worthless probably wasn't placing their shots well enough, IMO, or didn't bother upgrading it.
>>29559624Don't be silly, it wouldn't be "GLORIOUS", it would be so incredibly awesome the human language does not contain the words with which to describe it.tl:dr Yeah, it would be good.
>>29559624I could give it a try. I did http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/5434203/ in the past, though there I had the advantage of it being based on a silly one shot I had run. Same mash-up basis applies, though.Unfortunately I have only played DS 1 and 2, not 3. Though I have played all of the Mass Effects. Not sure how long it would take to do, but I could give it a shot. I would probably have to butcher a few facts in order to mesh the settings. Alter timelines a bit, that sort of thing.
>>29559677I'm sorry! GLORIOUS (must be caps!) was the best I could think of with this puny, three-dimensional brain of mine!
>>29559636>thinking Shepard would panic that hardShepard has seen some shit.
>>29559636I would like to see some mass effect-ed necromorphs (if you get what I mean), but really creepy and revolting, where you want to rinse your eyes out after seeing them.
>>29559719Necromorph husksOr would that be some kind of double negative?
>>29559697That's cool, to be honest I didn't really like DS3 anyway
>>29559706BAH, PATHETIC MORTAL! Hey, I just thought of something interesting, imagine a necromorphed Reaper?
Could we stat the Rivet Gun with an underslung Electrocution Module? (The one that makes the bolts turn into a field of lightning for several seconds.)Y'know, seeing as how it's the gun that utterly killed any sense of difficulty in DS3.
>>29559711Shepherd is a battle-hardened and train soldier.That does not imply the ability to easily overcome the 'oh, it's a baby!' instinct. Especially a paragon shep.
>>29559759That's... hmm.On ONE hand they're all A.I.'s.On the OTHER hand... they're made with genetic material, which never quite made sense to me, so... maybe?
>>29559711Yeah, but they've been mind-raped as badly as Isaac has. Unless you count that encounter with leviathan.
>>29559711He has. However, he has not killed an entire preschool of children on his way to get out of a city invested with zombie-monster things.Or had to complete step 1 to 4 of 'Get into needle tube'
>>29559711Eh, you don't really see that much shit in Mass Effect. It's fairly noblebright sci-fi. Even the most dickish and awful stuff that goes on in it isn't particularly bad.
>>29559794Fuck, I meant to say, never as badly as Isaac.
>>29559661>implying the first thing any engineer does on picking up a plasma cutter isn't to wave it around and make lightsaber noisesThere's no way they didn't intend it.
>>29559827Considering how poor the health and safety in the DS 'verse, I wouldn't be surprised.
>>29559521>Liara poking around in Isaac's headNow I'm imagining them actually getting it on and Liara does the asari boner mind meld and then just falls off the bed. And Isaac's like FUCK and welds himself into the engine room for a week while Liara goes through therapy.
>>29559533I didn't play much of the first, but in the second I initially used the Seeker Rifle to great effect, until I discovered how brutally overpowered the Ripper was, then switched to that.In the third, used all kinds of stuff (the fact that pretty much everything was OP and resources were so plentiful meant it was easy to fool around), but mostly Rivet Gun and sometimes one-handed Ripper.But yeah, the military weapons are definitely great.
>>29559667you didn't even need to upgrade the seeker rifle in 2 most of the time because if you hit the limbs its instant dismemberment and we don't talk about the rifle in 3 with all +dmg mods that kills the big alien guys in the end with 2 center mass shots
>>29559866Oh, I can just imagine it now, she does the meldy thing, moment of silence... then her eyes go wide and the screaming starts.
>>29559636>>29559521Someone call Bioware and Visceral, because this shit needs to happen.
>>29559947Self-replicating marker signal. In his head.I bet even if the motherfucking Justicar did it, there would be screaming
>>29559979Replace bioware with "writefags" and visceral with "drawfags" and that sentence would be perfect.
>>29560014Isaac could snap and create a weapon that translated audio waves into concussive force.And then load it with dubstep.
>>29559983>Morinth melds with Isaac>She dies instead
>>29560044Plot twist: he did it deliberately. Because he KNEW it would happen
>>29560044>"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA">Shepard bursts in, gun drawn, Isaac's sitting on the side of the bed looking depressed, Morinth's noodling on the floor>Isaac just does the depressed little nod he does in the games at Shepard
My personal theory on the suit.It's a servo assisted amored environment suit, with gravity force generating boots.To wit: the suit is designed to operate in EVA. that means a) climate control as well as water supply for extended operations (and catheters but lets not go there), and b) armor protection of some kind to shield against micrometeoroids.The suit is servo assisted. This is logical for two reasons, the first being its weight, as mentioned previously (it weighs AT LEAST 60 lbs, since we don't know how much the straitjacket weighed). The second is that Isaac is anything but dextrous while wearing it. Even his melee attacks, the untrained swings of a scared survivor, seem slow and cumbersome. I suspect this is due to the inherent lag in response time between when Isaac begins to attempt to do something, and when the suit starts to assist him.Third, the boots. It is shown in the games that humans of the Dead Space 'verse have access to gravity control. It is likely that this, and not magnetics, is what powers Isaac's boots. And like any engineer, he knows how to turn up the power well beyond the normal limit, thus making his foot momentarily weigh hundreds of pounds, hence the STOMP OF THE GODS. The same effect can be viewed in revers in the Ishimura's malfunctioning gravity plating.tl/dr it's not a suit, it's goddamn power armor. Apologies for bad punctuation, I'm on my mobile phone.
>>29560072Yes.Alternatively he could load it with something with sick guitar riffs. Or maybe blueglass... Imagine the effect that hillbilly horror-level banjo would have through such a weapon?
>>29560134Sounds good, except for the major design flaw that, despite being EVA-capable, the bloody thing only has a minute and a bit's worth of air in it, at best.
>>29560222Well, compressed air takes up a lot of space. Pun not indended.
>A handful of necromorphs get loose on the Citadel.>In the lower wards.What now?
>>29560302Plus they seem to have designed most spacecraft with lots of oxygen sources.Also, if you remark on a pun, then it is intended, as you felt the need to call attention to it.
>>29560302Yeah, but even the vintage RIG has its own manoeuvring system built into the suit.
>>29560320Fuck this english language and its many interpretations
>>29560319It'd be better than if one of those weird bat morphs that cause corpses to rise up into necromorphs got loose amongst one of those old prothean sanctuaries.You know, the ones with the millions of prothean corpses locked into stasis.
>>29560320Yeah, but we don't decide to take out the life-support on modern spacesuits, and instead put oxygen ports on the outside of the ISS, do we?
>>29560377This was supposed to go there.
>>29560377...I wonder where that came from?
>>29560369>Prothean NecromorphsFUCK. YES.
>>29560369But they're just that.Locked in stasis.As in, within capsules.And on remote forgotten planets.Not with countless unarmed civilians.Especially if it's pre-ME1
>>29560336Maybe it was retrofitted? I dunno, I feel somewhat certain they're not chemical thrusters...Maybe some kind of Iron Man-esque energy-to-repulsor technology?
I kinda wish that the Dead Space franchise would just die at this point. It hasn't really been good since the first game anyway and I started hating Isaac as a character when he started speaking.
>>29560417Possibly miniaturized ion thrusters.
Glowing lights. Every little dot on the holo-screen was another sun, another system, surrounded by worlds, each holding life. Saying it was massive did the universe no justice. Saying it was vast, even infinite, still didn't capture it. From where she stood, she could look over the depth and breadth of all known space, at the wave of a hand, she could see the sum existence of any known planet. And glowing before her, glittering like a little jewel suspended in air was a distress beacon. One of many she had seen and investigated; but this one was somewhat different. It was suspended in a areas of dead space. No planets, no trade routes, not even a vague hint of life anywhere near it, even in the very relative terms of space travel. "Right, crew, set a course. We're the only good guys in the neighborhood, might as well help these guys out." "And if it's yet another slaver ship?" Jack's dry sarcasm was only sharpened by the rather large wound she was still nursing from their last encounter with slavers. "If it's a slaver ambush; I'm sure we can take care of it," She allowed herself a small smirk, and nodded over to Grunt, "You feel worried?" "Slavers come, slavers die." Grunt shrugged, going back to busying himself with a small holoscreen. She turned to stare Jack down, lifting one eyebrow in silent challenge. "Any other objections?" She turned to the rest of the crew, the silence was hard to read; weary, uneasy, but at the same time, she could feel the determination of her friends, her compatriots. "Then what are we waiting for?"Should I continue? Sorry if the formatting is bad.
>>29560455That would work. You don't really need a lot of force to move a single human being through Zero-G
>>29560505Yes. No, wait, that's not emphatic enough. FUCKING HELL YES.
>>29560452It sort of is. After 3 wasn't well received, EA retired it for a bit.
>>29560529>>29560537Ok. The air of the ship was thin, too thin to breathe safely, and a thick and heavy fog of dust caught the light, filling the empty husk of a ship with an eerie, ghastly glow. After the initial docking, she chose to pull Garrus, Tali and Leigon for this op. The first for his expertise in combat, and the latter for their technical skill; places like this were a deathtrap if you didn't know what you were doing, and the last thing Shepherd needed was a reactor to go critical, or some ancient security system to decide to lock them in. "Shepherd, I'm detecting low-power energy signals; the ship's reactor looks as stable inside as it did outside. If anyone is alive they'll likely-" "We detect a singular heat signature 300 meters from our location." "You don't need to interrupt me." "Opinion information seen as irrelevant. Location of possible survivor found." "Garris, go with Tali, check the engine and look for any hint on how this thing got here. Leigon, you're with me; let's get that survivor." "Shepherd, do you think that is wise?" "Better than hearing you two argue all the time. Keep in radio contact." Leigon took the lead, moving in it's, usual, noiseless way. Shepherd had to admire it, or them, or whatever it wanted to call itself; it was good at it's job. Snapping back to the task at hand, she scanned the walls and floor, looking for tripwires, panels, anything out of place. The hulk may have been deserted, but that didn't mean it was harmless. "We believe we have found the correct door." "Excellent. Can you hack it?" "We cannot. The power is disabled; and the door appears to be welded shut." Shepherd cursed under her breath. Always a complication.
>>29560505FUCK. YES. Also, never begin a sentence with "and". Also, remember Grunt reads Hemmingway, so don't make him seem too stupid.
>>29560505>Should I continue? PLEEAAASEEE
>>29560505>femshepI'd rather hug a necromorph
>>29560496Dead Space 1 was a 7/10, Dead Space 2 was a 6/10 game and Dead Space 3 was a 5/10 game. The stories also got more progressively shittier with every game as well.
>>29560542I wrote a bit, I'll write more after I post what I've done already.>>29560552Derp, missed that on my second pass. I usual rough-in what I want then clean up on a second and third pass for grammar and spelling.>>29560564K. "Alright, well, lets hail B team and see if they've got anything for us." "We calculate a 25% chance that Tali has found something." "Still it's better than no-" "We also calculate a 70% chance of Garrus finding something useful." "I heard that." Even through the crackle of the static, Tali's voice was sharp with irritation. Shepherd allowed herself an exasperated sigh, "Do us a favor and calculate the possibility of cracking this door open." "We would require a cutting tool." "Joker, can you hear us? We need a cutting tool to get this door open. It's too dangerous to use shaped charges." "I'll see what I can find." "Tali, got anything for me?" "The ship appears to be a mining vessel, captain, though there are no signs of any kind of malfunction." "Then the question is, what stranded it out here?" She turned to shine a light down the hallway. Something about it felt off. "Could the ship have been breached? Asteroid, maybe?" "That certainly would explain the low air pressure, but no, sir." Garrus' voice crackled over the comms, "I'm looking at the ship's manifest, there's no sign of any damage; and the ship lists 18 crew."
>>29560378Well it doesn't work so conveniently with our tech. In Dead Space you just pop by a refuel station and bam, your oxygen's replenished.
>>29560574Fuck you. Femshep is the only good Shepard
>>29560574Find "her" replace "him"Find "she" replace "he"etc.>>29560593Last bit here; I'll grab a bite and write more, iffun you'd like. Behind her, she heard Legion shift a panel. Reaching in, it extracted a odd device, covered in what appeared to be a mixture of grease, rust, and thick dust. "What that?" "Scans indicate device is labeled as a 211-V. Device contains a high density energy charge in stable form. We believe it is some form of mining equipment." "What kind?" "We will check." "Tali, Garrus, we got some kind of mining gear here, got anything in the control computer about a 211-v?" "Hang on, I'm looking it up right-" "211-V, Plasma cutter, used for mining and repair operations. We believe it to likely have enough charge to cut open the door." "Well, anything else you want us to look up?" "We think you have completed your mission, return to the ship." "Legion, cut it out. Tali, Garrus, I may need your help here."
>>29560616Yes, but it seems stupid to put those on the OUTSIDE of the space thing.
>>29557715Compared to Isaac, I would put his str, and con higher but lower will because the poor guy gets mind fucked at least once every 3 chapters or so.
>>29560627This is like a bajillion times better than anything I've ever read before.
>>29560627Now, wouldn't it be great if femshep looked like Nicole AND was called Nicole.As soon as Isaac open his eyes and see femshep he punch her face in yelling about a marker or something.
>>29560637But that's where you'll need 'em. Anywhere inside your suit just replenishes from the regular life support systems.
>>29560691Considering how augmented Shepard is after they're rebuilt, he'll probably just fuck his hand up.
>>29560748Alas, Isaac rolled a Natural 20 and the punch was akin to that of Captain Falcon and Shepard made an imprint against the nearest bulkhead
>>29560777Then the crew of the Normandy must find Isaac as he tries to find a way off the ship and suffering from more hallucinations.
>>29557423Dat's real cool, anon.
>>29559533Seeker rifle is sex, can't blame you.
>After recruiting Isaac, the next time you talk to Kelly, this happensKelly: Commander, I request permission to take leave from my duties as your adjutant.Shepard (dialogue wheel left side: Why?): Is there a reason for this?Kelly: I think it'd be best if I focused on my duties as ship's psychiatrist a bit more with our new arrival.(Kelly looks worried)Kelly: Isaac has been through a lot. Every time I look at him, I feel sad. He needs real therapy, and I need the time to provide it.Shepard (paragon option: Okay.): Do it. If you think he needs help, give him help.ORShepard (renegade option: No.): I can't let you do that, Kelly. I need you here.Kelly (paragon response): Thank you, commander.ORKelly (renegade response):...yes, commander.(choosing the paragon option removes Kelly from the bridge until Isaac's Loyalty mission is unlocked, at which point the player is given the option to talk Isaac into leaving his past behind (requires high paragon). This earns Isaac's loyalty and skips the mission. If the mission is performed normally, Kelly is returned to the bridge.)thoughts?
>>29560879Good, except the high-paragon check, it seems like too much of a cop-out to me. Besides, what happens if you do it without knowing what it does, and end up accidentally skipping the loyalty mission.
>>29560842But he keeps breaking shit. Luckily for them he doesn't have access to any real weapons, but there's some close calls with some kinetic pipes
>>29560691It'd be even funnier if it was a renegade one as well, with all the facial cracks with the light glowing out of them.
>>29560955I dunno, I just threw it together, really. But there should definitely be some sort of dialogue from Kelly, who is a qualified psychiatrist, that Isaac needs professional help.
This makes me wonder. Presumably Isaac knows how a shockpoint drive works, and could probably construct one, if given the right materials. As a shockpoint drive seems similar in operation to an Alcubierre drive, this could have fascinating ramifications.
>>29560533Not going to lie but DS3 was awful. The co-op made it fun though since I was playing with a close buddy of mine though and we constantly talked, joked, and screamed at everything. But that was the only highlight in DS3, the rest was utter shit. I know there is going to be a DS4 because that dlc left it at o much of a cliffhanger and if viceral stops now? It would just be a dick move.tl;dr: I want to see this to the bitter end
>>29561035That, I can agree on.
>>29561064I just want the old weapons back. I almost don't care about the rest, the whole build your own gun bullshit got old so fast
>>29561105the whole build your own gun bullshit made it way to easy just get yourself a line gun or a seeker rifle and jack it up with as many +dmg +reload speed chips as you can and everything will just literally fall apart
>>29559521After seeing the outbreak himself, Shepard has an option to contact a few old army buddies and try to pull one out of retirement.>I know what you told me, James, but I can't think of anyone more qualified to deal with this situation>just watch the video
>>29561167I had some kind of automatic weapon with an underslung precision rifle that ate everything. And what was with the one-ammo-fits-all bullshit?
>>29561195i was constantly deconstructing ammo, medpacks and those stasis things because i simply didn't need them and there so damn many of them dropping from everything and their undead deformed mothersI still really liked the game, if only because i played it in coop with a friend and totally freaked him out in the coop missions because i was playing Carver
>>29561184'ARD BOY, COME HITHER, AND TAKE HEED.
>>29560533>tfw Dead Space 4 will be made by Bioware
>>29561273You say that like it's a bad thing.
>>29561493Good things come to those who wait.
>>29560879>>29561493IT'S BEEN HALF AN HOUR>>29561512Good things come to those who go out and grab them. Sadly, all we can do is complain and hope he hears us.
>>29558589>>29558358>>29557948These CRs are *way* to high.Isaac can punch/stomp them to death or kill them with their own talons without much issue (launched by kinesis).An adventuring party of level 5 has access to some significant shit, and would not have trouble with a few necromorphs at all.*Especially* when you factor in magic weapons. A magic sword would go through Necrons really damn well.
>>29561325Isaac must select what color the Brethren Moons explode in (Red, Blue, or Green). Bonus: Green Ending makes everyone in the galaxy part necromorph, and the Brethren Moons part human.
>>29561561It's been a year, we need to move on.
>>29561561Isaac can romance a gay unitologist.>put your maker inside of me and let's become one.
>>29558441you are more likely to boil in space than freeze.The heat stays in your body. It has nowhere to escape to. The only source of heat bleed is infrared light, which loses heat slower than your body generates it.
>>29561650Say, I've been out of the loop for a while but isn't DA3 supposed to come out soon? Since The Witcher 3 was to be released Q2 2014 or something.
Does Isaac have a deep understanding of physics and would he be able to explain why he has entered the ME universe or should I leave that up to Tali to explain?
>>29561800As in, wormhole theories [which I have no idea about], multiple universe theories etc?
>>29561800Nah, there's something of a divide between a physicist (who knows why it works) and an aerospacial engineer (how knows how to apply that knowledge). That said, he would have to have a pretty good idea of physics to start with.
>>29561184Your taste is shit.
>>29560677>>29560680>>29561493 "We're on our way, captain." "Good. Leigon, got any clue how to use that thing?" Leigon regarded the device for a moment, tilting it's headstalk slightly. "The device appears to operate similar to a handgun. We expect it could be operated by this armature with little difficulty." "Great. Joker, tell Chakwas to ready the medbay." "On it, captain." She turned, nodding to Legion "How's our friend on the other side doing?" "Vital signs impossible to detect through solid wall, but heat signature is stable, but fading." "Captain, I've retreived the remainder of the ship's data. We're headed down the hall to you now." "Right. Legion, blow the door. No time to waste." "We would suggest you stand back, Shepherd." Even in the thin air, the keening bark of plasma on metal was startling. Legion paused for a moment, regarding the effect, before firing again, repeatedly, methodically. With the final shot explended, the silence that settled over the two of them was ominous. "The door is unsealed. Manual operation is necessary to open it." "Right. No time to waste, then." She muttered as her hands pressed against the metal door and gave it a hard shove. Old, worn bearing grouned in protest, but the door slowly shifted aside, leaving enough room to get through. She slipped into the room, pitch black and apparently empty, as she scanned the walls first and then the floor. Finally her light rested on a small figure, huddles in a far corner. she ran up, gun still trained, eyes still scanning. "Legion, get my back, I've got our passenger." "Affrimative."
>>29561875sorry, got 3 or so more parts here. "Tali, Garrus, you got the way back clear and covered?" The crackle of the radio and two curt replies gave her all the impetus she needed. she holstered her pistol, and scanned his vitals with her Omni. He was alive, if barely; on the verge of starvation and dehydration, severe bone mass loss, and some physical trauma. He was wearing some kind of space suit; it's integrity had been ruined years ago and tatters of the fibers that comprised it clung like dusty cobwebs to him. "Up you go, soldier." She muttered, lifting him. He was surprisingly light. "I'm sending my Omni's scans to you guys; he's banged up real bad. Lucky him, if we had missed him by a few days, he'd be a goner." "How's our patient, doc?" Shepherd sat, reclining in the medbay, eyes absent-mindedly reading over the new passenger's vitals. "He appears to be physically fine, now. We were able to slowly bring up his bone density, his weight and body mass have both gotten to much safer levels. But I'm concerned by his physical trauma." "Why's that?" "It appears that some of these injuries," Dr, Chakwas turned, regarding her patient with a small sigh, "They appear to be self inflicted." There was a leaden pause, before she gestured to him again, "I've decided, for the sake of safety, to keep him sedated and restrained for the length of his healing; though he appears healthy enough now to take him off of sedation, I would prefer if we kept him restrained for the time being." "I've got no problem with that; if this guy is a danger to himself, or any of us, I'd rather be safe than sorry." "Did you have any luck with the ship's records, captain?"
>>29561893 "Not really; we're still analyzing it, but it looks like a dead end. there's irreparable damage to any recording systems, Tali thinks that the ship might have somehow short-jumped from a mass relay. No identification on him, and we checked the rest of this ship; no bodies. 17 people just up and vanished into nowhere." "Unnerving, maybe they-" The screaming took them both by surprise; there was no build up, no gradual change from silence to the man's current roaring fury. He had wrested himself upright as he could letting out a wordless, pained wail, as if his very soul was being cut from him. For a moment, Shepherd could swear she tasted blood, as a wave of unease washed over her. "Sir! Calm down, you're safe!" Chakwas dashed to the man, pressing him down into the bed as he convulsed, now soundless, eyes wide and lolling in his skull. "Damnit, captain, hold him down!" He was still weak, too weak and tired to put up any resistance, still he thrashed as best he could against the firm hands keeping him in place, as Chakwas grabbed a syringe. He muttered wordless syllables, now, low, angry, guttural mumbling that sounded almost like a broken, aboriginal language.
>>29561913 "Wait, doc. I think he's saying something." she leaned in closer, trying to catch his madly swiveling eyes, "Hey, can you see me? Can you hear me?" He continued for a moment, blubbering silently, skipping about, face contorted in a mix of pain and fury. "Hey." She shook him sharply, and he stopped, eyes finally locking onto her face, "What is your name?" He stared for what seemed forever, his empty, wide eyes boring through space, as they slowly came into focus. His face slowly softened, eyebrows still furrowed, a permanent grim scowl planetd on his face. "Isaac. My name. Is Isaac." He seemed to be trying to remember; whether his own name or the way to speak it, he talked in a jilted manner, "Where. Where?" "You're safe. Rest for now, you've got a lot of people who want to ask you questions, but right now, doc says you're injured. Can you do that, Isaac? Can you understand me?" "Safe? Safe?!" He tried struggling again, "Nobody is safe, damnit! Get me away from here! you fucking idiots don't know what you're messing with! It's all a lie!" "Isaac, look at me. Look. At. Me." She shook him again, his shoulder was so thin, skin stretched taught over bones, "Whatever happened, you're alright. We've got you safe and sound. This is Dr. Chakwas. She's in charge of making sure you're ok." "It won't work. It won't. I told you..." He seemed lost again, in his own mind. "Hey!" She gripped him tighter, he yelped, eyes refocusing, "Calm. Down." He stared at her, breath ragged and short, eyes trying deperately to focus through whatever fog was invading his mind. Eventually his breathign slowed, and his eyes shut. "My name is Isaac Clarke, and you should have left me to die."Ok, more?
>>29561930>More?WHY DO YOU KEEP ASKING THAT?! OF COURSE! Incidentally, you spelt 'Legion' wrong for a second time.
>>29561930>More?Is that even a question? HELL YES WE WANT MORE!
>>29561930I am torn. On one front, I don't want to insult you. On the other, I wonder if you have some sort of learning disorder. WHY DO YOU KEEP ASKING IF WE WANT YOU TO CONTINUE?WRITE WRITEFAGGOT!
>>29561987I tend to do that; it's because I never learned to touch type; so I make all these letter-switch mistakes when one hand moves a bit faster than it should.>>29561968>>29561987>>29562027Hahaha, ok, ok, I get it. Lemme grab some more 'za, crack a beer and keep going.
>>29557219Wished there was a Magos Clarke in 40K.
>>29562148Shit. Now I wanna stat him in Rogue Trader.
>>29562168Make him a rape machine against warp creatures and a really good Techpriest.
>>29562148I bet the Inquisition would try to get him pretty quickly if word got out of his experiences.
>>29562197By getting him you mean interrogate and torture him or to recruit him?
>>29562238Well, considering how twisted his mind becomes later on, they'd likely off him, quietly...
>>29562226Magos. Or Explorator. He's a techie first, and a born survivor and combat monster second.
>>29562238Use and then when he finally goes off the deep end. Off him.He most likely would piss off other techpriests to mouth foaming levels with all his improvised weapons, and misuse of his mechandrites
>>29562260They could at least mindwipe some things in his mind.
>>29562302They could try, but then again it could fail as Isaac could begin having memories slowly come back.
>>29562299They would be simply jealous. I also imagine a 40K Isaac like this:- He's a Explorator/Magos.- Doesn't follow the rules strictly. He bends them in some situations.- Survived so many encounters that even a Grey Knight would be impressed.- If there is a valuable STC, he'll find it.- There is a vehicle (from a simple bike to a Imperator Titan), he'll repair it.- If there is a vital element without which people wouldn't survive on a ship/inside a hive city/etc., he'll find it, fix it, and tweak it so that its output would be better.- It wouldn't matter if he'd have to cross paths with Chaos Forces, DEldar, Orkz, Nids or Crons, he'll get shit done no matter how much the galaxy wants him dead.
>>29561874Alex has a bad case of being dead. James could at least conceivably have survived to see the events of Mass Effect.
>>29562527You could have it be an AU, where Alex didn't turn evil after the first game.
>>29562561God I hated that. Dude was careless, but he wasn't evil. The comic showed as much explicitly. But then they make a sequel and they need a villain, so Mercer gets the shaft. Fuck.
>>29562589They can easily handwave it by saying the Alex in 2 was only a part of the real Mercer, or he's in Heller, or it was his plan all along etc. I hope they bring him back, I really wanted to see ZEUS vs PARIAH
>>29562589Now that I think about it, there's a pretty good fanfic out there that works on the premise I brought up. Second game never happens, hundreds of years later, Alex joins Shepard's crew. At one point he consumes half of a thresher maw.
>>29562699Yuuup need to go look that up.
>>29562701Well, as a GK he'd also be fine.
>>29562701DUDE! I... I mean, dude! Goddam!Perfect bloody fit. Goddam!
>>29562740I bet that Plasma Pistol is a sanctified relic.
>>29562769>>29562740How would we stat a Plasma Cutter in Rogue Trader/Deathwatch/Only War?
>>29562769He made it himself. He asked the Chaplains and Techpriests to sanctify it.
>>29562790Like a very beefed up pistol of a Astartes issue Plasma Gun.
>>29562699>>29562796Yeah, that fanfic's a little...meh. Badly written, honestly.
I've wondered, does killing a necromorph actually do anything beyond making it stop moving at the moment? It's still dead tissue and the markers can reanimate anything, including dust/skin cells/food stores, into pretty much anything they want. In the prequel comic the colony's airvents were getting clogged by necromorph material made from human skin cells or dust.
Its interesting how a character that did not even talk got so well appreciated. I think its partly because they still managed to convey his emotions very well.
>>29562953Now that you think about it, that kind of explains why sometimes Necromorph corpses are no longer in an area where you killed them. In the first game, you can see a Slasher drag an uninfected corpse to an area for an Infector to get. From this, I think that there are able bodied Necros collecting the dead for easier infection.
>>29562988it was just enough the grunting and body posture was well done and it was also nice the big reveal at the end was that he was just a regular dude and not some ARMSLAB MCBIGHUGE
>>29562953The destruction of a necromorph's limbs sends the infecting entity into remission/regression/inactivity. Without limbs it has no ability to act. However, given that we see much much MUCH larger ones in the Brethren, its possible the leftovers may be used as 'living' spare parts.
>>29561930"Right, Mr Clarke, we found you in deep space, in an empty sector devoid of life, can you talk about how you needed up there?"Shepherd scanned the holoscreen before her; Kelly had requested a chance to talk to their passenger, one on one. She didn't like the idea of leaving one of the Normandy's crew members in a room with an unpredictable stranger, but she had insisted. For the last few minutes, they'd been talking in circles, Isaac always seeming to shut down at any question, instead insisting he needed to be left alone."I was trying to be alone.""And so you flew your ship into empty space?""Yes.""With a crew?""No. No crew. Me, alone. I was, I was trying, you understand? I can't be near anyone. It's not safe.""Why isn't it safe? You seem perfectly fine.""It's inside of me. I've got something in me that I can't,"He swallowed hard, shifting, "I can't control it.""And does this something make you do things?""No. Yes-well, no. No it wants me to, but I'm stronger. Stronger than it.""What is it?""I can't.""Can't what?""I won't say it. You can't make me say it. You're trying. Trying I can see it. You want me to say it. To bring it back, but I won't. It's gone. I've locked it away. I don't even know what it is, and you can;t make me remember.""You don't remember?""No. I remember not to say it. I remember to forget it, to ignore it on the edge of my mind. You can't make me bring it back.""Why do you not want to remember."He paused, and looked away. "I'm sorry, what was that?"His head snapped back, straining against his bonds, "You. Would. All. Die.""I'm sorry but-"
Ignore the post I deleted, it's out of order.>>29563198"You are all going to die if you keep me here. Look at me, now. I'm done playing. I was out there for a reason. I can't keep it away forever. If I remember, then something will happen. Something bad. You will all die. I don't care how safe you think you are, how good you think your intentions are. You. Will. Die.""It's ok, Isaac.""NO IT ISN'T, NICOLE! EVERYONE DIES!" He roared, body writhing as he strained in frustration against his bonds. Kelly waited; Shepherd had to hand it to her, she was unfazed in the face of this madness. He grunted for a few seconds, still shifting around, eyes now again wildly scanning the room. He eventually tired; his body still not recovered from his extended stay in micro gravity, and near starvation.She set down her notebook; she hadn't written a single line in it."Who is Nicole?"He looked up, confused."Nicole?"Slowly, his eyes widened."Oh god."
>>29563191Oh forgot to mention that the necromorphs? When you blast their limbs off, you can see little tendrils on the blasted off limbs writhe before going into the torso.THE NECROMORPH AINT DEAD
>>29563218"So, how's our patient, Kelly?""Schizophrenic. Not violently; but he appears to have some kind of paranoid delusions about some impending doom that exists in his head.""Here's the thing; Isaac Clarke isn't on the crew roster of the ship we pulled this guy from. We've got no clue who he is; and right now the running theory is that he hitched a ride on this ship as a stow away, killed everyone in the ship, and jettisoned them.""I don't think that's likely. His delusions seem rarely violent in nature, and he appears to have concern for the lives of others.""How comforting, so he's not a violent psychopath, just a psychopath.""I would suggest putting him in the care of a acceptable facility as soon as possible; being here isn't good for his health.""We agree on that, at least. We're at least a few more days out, so we shoul-""Cap, we've got trouble! Something's on our ass and whatever it is, it isn't friendly!""Joker, report, how the hell are they tailing us?""I don't know, we should be totally out of sensor range!""Unless." EDI's voice intoned softly, "Docking may have partially damaged the jamming systems.""Damn. Alright, everyone to battle stations! We've got someone who just knocked on the wrong door!""Right, correction, make that three somethings."The unmistakable rumble of weapons hitting the shielding system reverberated through the entire ship."And they are -definitely- not friendly. I'm going for evasive maneuvers; someone needs to repair whatever the hell went wrong.""Can you shoot them down?" Shepherd shouted as she stumbled from where she was to her usual post."I can't even get a bead on 'em! EDI's scanning and they barely show up on the system."
>>295630642 might have been better if they made Isaac try to talk, but only to get cut short by someone/thing else untill the end where he goes FUCK YOU AND FUCK YOUR MARKER, then have what'sher name goes "oh shit you talk! I though you where a mute.". That would have made some serious impact than having him talking all the time.
>>29563232"Great. Tali, please tell me you can fix the problem.""Not without shutting down the whole ship, or going to the hull and fixing it there.""Damnit. Joker, can you get us out of their range?""Trying, trying. EDI, girl, you better not kill us all.""I calibrate that I will likely be able to avoid any significant hull damage for approximately 15 minutes.""Damnit, Joker, why isn't it showing up on our scans?""Hell if I know! I'm trying to figure that out right now!"Another soft thud filled the air as weapons fire raked the ship again, then a second, harder hit that sent half the crew stumbling."Commander Shepherd, the patient-" Shepherd turned, it was Dr. Chakwas, leaning heavily on one of the control consoles as the whole of the ship swayed, "He's saying he can fix the ship!""Great for him, let him know I'm sure he'd do a great job after venting all of us into the void!" "Damnit, what the hell are we getting shot at by?" Joker's hands were a blur at the consoles, initiating every scan he could, "They show up on the electromagnetic and thermal sensors, but barely, and only in short bursts, they aren't showing on visuals at all, and the only readings I get are from their weapons fire!""God damnit, keep us out of the line of fire, I apparently have to go talk to a nutcase." Shepherd roared back, moving as fast as she could as the ship was pelted by light cannon fire.
Isaac was sitting upright, arms and legs still bound, but he looked different. Colder. More determined. Maybe even a bit more sane."Doc here says you can patch up our ship.""I can.""And what makes you think that?""Your docking mechanism is newer than the one my ship used.""You-" the latest volley shook the ship so hard she nearly went face-first into the floor, "What's you point, damnit?""either my ship over-volted and shorted out some of your systems, or part of the docking unit didn't fully disengage. I know how to override the short.""Tali, you hearing this?""Yes, but the only way to reroute it is from outside!""Let me out there."Shepherd looked up, agape."What?""Give me a suit, some mag-lock boots, and a toolkit. I'll rewire short and clear the docking unit.""That's suicidal!" Tali's voice came in sharp. Shepherd looked up at the man bound to the bed, "You heard her.""I've dealt with worse. Either let me fix the ship, or we all die.""Tali?""Well...it is possible.""Goddamnit. Chakwas, untie him.""I'm sorry, what?!""Now.">Aaaand next chunk is gonna be the last for a bit; I have to take my baby sister to ballet practice.
Excellent. Keep them coming, glorious writefag.
>>29562080Shepard's rank Commander, not Captain. Sorry to be nitpicky, I'm enjoying your writefaggotry so far
>>29563270Opp, this chunk, apparently; I have to go now.See you in an hour! Promise it gets good.
>>29562740Brother Clarke, go fix the golden Throne.
“Isaac, wake up.”Fear and rage wash away the fatigue, in a flash, Isaac is lucid and tense, the memory fades but still gnaws at his mind. The doctor sees his anxiety and tension and makes soothing sounds to calm him“Shh, Isaac i-it’s okay. W-whatever that was, it can’t hurt you, it isn’t real. You were h-having a nightmare. Remember where you are! Earth! In the A-Angel’s Mercy Hospital. You were transferred here heavily s-sedated a week ago, do you remember?”Of course he remembers, he’s not insane. After those army types grilled him with questions for who knows how long in that timeless dungeon they call a holding cell, he was told he was being sent to Earth, to the Angels Mercy. At first he didn’t understand why they didn’t just label him insane and throw him in a padded cell. His questioner, who apparently had aspirations to torture people with his nasally, bored voice, cleared up his misunderstandings. The military were offering him an olive branch. Isaac keeps his mouth shut and he doesn’t have to spend the rest of his life dreaming of something better then four walls and a corner to shit in. Knowing he had no other options, he took the deal.
>>29563467“Yes, I remember, of course I remember” The irritation is clear in his voice and he doesn’t attempt to hold it back. The memory of that bastard with his slick hair and his stupid voice was enough to keep him angry for days. The doctor sees his agitation and endeavours to use a calm, reasonable voice. It’s a good try but the stutter gives him away. He’s scared of the psycho engineer and Isaac knows it. This does not improve his mood any.“N-now I know y-you are probably w-wondering w-““BOO” Isaac roars at the top of his lungs, tensing against his restraints in the doctors direction. With a terrified cry the doctor stumbles backwards over the stool he was using and lands on his backside with a loud thud. Before Isaac could do anything more than feel a grim satisfaction, the door to his room slides open.“Having fun scaring our intern Mr Clarke? Feel better now?” The doctor walks in and stands at the foot of Isaacs bed staring calmly into Isaacs eyes. It’s clear from his posture that he is used to this situation. This is better, someone who won’t crap themselves over nothing.“Much.” Isaac retorts, examining the new arrival. Tall. Very Tall. As well as thin.“Well Doctor Stick, what can I do for you?” Isaac, still enjoying the interns embarrassment was feeling a little cocky.
>>29563496“Hm. You are a very intimidating restrained man aren’t you Mr Clarke?” The bored tone of the doctor made it clear he wasn’t impressed by Isaacs bravado. Motioning to the Intern to stand up and show some backbone and not be scared of a man in restraints, which Isaac found impressive to do without saying anything, the doctor asked Isaac to apologise. Which, after some deliberation, he did. “Now, I am Doctor Hayde and you have been transferred here to undergo a proper medical examination. I have asked the higher-ups to authorise a psychiatric evaluation as well after the incident at your arrival but they refused. Apparently a specialist is being flown here to handle your case. A Doctor Naomi if I recall.” The Doctor turned to leave, intern in tow.“What incident?”“Now, for the duration of your stay here, I expect you to be on your best behaviour. You aren’t an animal, so don’t act like one.”“What Incident?”Pausing at the door, Hayde looked back at Isaac with a very serious look.“....Try to keep the intern scaring to a minimum during your stay Mr Clarke.”With that the door slid shut and Isaac was left in his room alone. Still restrained he noticed immediately. Apparently whatever this “Incident” was, was enough to have them scared of him. It also seems that the military were keeping up their end of the deal. This specialist was without a doubt their own agent being sent in to mark him off as sane. Then he was free. Free to have nightmares. Alone. Free to know the truth, free to know that if he dared speak up he would be labelled insane and thrown into a padded cell...“Fuck.”
>>29563515This is my first attempt at writefaggotry. Please critique etc. It might be awhile before Mass Effect enters the scene. I also might have more questions like the Isaac x Physics one I asked earlier.
>>29563542I love you.
>>29563585I'll write some more then.
Oh fuck.>Mass Effect 3>Isaac recognizes a bunch of symptoms Shepard's undergoing>Takes him aside and gives him advice on how to avoid/power through all the nightmares
>>29563717I would play the fuck out of this crossover so hard. But you realize that if this really had happened, there is no possible choice for the ending but making the Indoctrination Theory a reality.
>>29563972Fuck that, the Indoctrination Theory is stupd. Though Shepard being indoctrinated/almost indoctrinated but then fighting it off using stuff she learned from Isaac? Yes please.
>>29563515Isaac sat up, heaving, in his bed. Another memory burns bright, death and fear once again being his morning feast. Naomi was coming again today. His Psychiatrist, the one the military sent to label him sane. Only she hadn’t done that yet. She had made it clear upon arrival that he was going to answer every question she had. It seems that in her eyes, Isaac was a fascinating subject, to be thoroughly examined before being released. Standing up, Isaac began his morning exercises, the time spent in transit had atrophied many parts of his body and, after knowing everything he knows, he knew being fit was always a benefit.“Good Morning Isaac, I brought you some food” The door slid open to reveal Naomi. Her curvaceous body marred by the fact he was her prisoner.“Naomi, is Hayde still head over heels in love?” Isaac asked drily. Wishing Doctor Stick hadn’t taken an interest in her, which, in turn, caused him to have an interest in Isaac. “Oh the poor fellow, he’ll never interest me as much as you do Isaac.”
>>29564089There it was again, this strange attachment she seemed to be developing. Once she realised he was exercising she began bringing him food whenever she visited. All he had to do to get something was hint at it. The restraints went first, then the restriction on his access to the hospital ground, now more food every day. Isaac was beginning to find that attachment very useful-Breathing deeply of the rooms smell Naomi smiled “I love it.”-As well as a little bit creepy.“Now” Naomi said, settling into a chair next to his bed, suddenly all business, “You were telling me more of the Ishimura, its inhabitants, as well as the cause of all this business.”“What more is left to tell? I was part of the team that answered the Ishimura’s distress call; we boarded the ship and were subsequently attacked. The offenders killed everyone except for me. I barely escaped alive, then your military boys picked me up, floating in dead space.”“Yes yes, I know all that. Tell me more of the creatures that attacked you. What form did they take? How did they spread? Did t******-“Naomi’s words fade as suddenly Isaac is back on the Ishimura, fighting off skeleton like beings with daggers for hands. The servo’s in his RIG suit whine as he slams his foot into the paste that used to be one of the creatures head. Again and again and again until he is certain the thing is dead. Panting he reared up, heart pounding, as he heard a roar in the distance. That fucking thing was after him again, no matter what he tried it just wouldn’t die. The worst part is, it was getting quicker at finding him, he needed-“Isaac”- to find a way to –“Isaac!”- kill it before it-
>>29564118The full-bodied slap brought him back to the present, he was tensed, his entire body had clenched up and sweat was draining off him like a river. “You just went there, didn’t you?” The excitement in her voice repulses him, “Tell me what you saw!”“I saw... I saw too much. Far too much death, it’s everywhere on that ship. It infected everything including me. I’ll never escape these memories, never. The only thing I have left is preventing others from experiencing what I did. This is why you need to label me sane! I need to get out of here. Make sure that this never happens again!” By the end Isaac was shouting, fear and anger once again rearing their ugly heads. “Isaac you know I can’t do that, even though it is my job to do so. We must go through the procedures, quickly I know, but they must be done nonetheless. Especially after the incident of your arrival. I understand you were stressed but by god, what were you thinking?”“What incident!?”“It doesn’t matter anymore. What matters is we need to find a way to prove to Hayde, as well as to any other person who is interested, that you DID go through evaluation and that every effort WAS made to check your sanity.“Then haven’t we done enough!?”“No, not yet. I have an idea though. In the mean time, tell me more of these creatures and the Ishimura. What controlled them? Did they have a hive-mind like qual-?”White noise. It’s all just white noise.********
>>29564136Should I keep going or save it for another thread?
>>29564221Keep going. Please.
>>29564028>The battle that Shepard fights to fight off the indoctrination is intentionally reminiscent of Isaac's mind-battle in DS2>Gradually unlock a new set of abilities accompanied by a brief flashback of Isaac's advice to Shepard, related to the ability you gain>Instead of Psycho Nicole you fight Mind Reaper>Throughout the battle it simply repeats lines that Shepard has heard from Reapers in the past>"There is no alternative.">"Organic life is nothing but a genetic mutation.">"We are eternal. The pinnacle of evolution and existence.">"Your extinction is inevitable. We are the end of everything.">"The cycle cannot be broken.">"You exist because we allow it. You will end because we demand it.">>29564221Keep going, man. We're still a ways away from bump limit, I think.
>>29564221I can't think of a better thread to do this in.
>>29564243Like twenty posts from autosage. We can always make more threads.
>>29564283Is it really only three hundred? Huh. I coulda sworn it was more.
>>29564330It isn't. We could always ask moot for a larger cap though.
>>29564136Another morning, another nightmare. Another bedcover drenched in sweat. It had been days, maybe weeks since Naomi offered the hope of freedom in the form of her “Idea”. In that time she had gleaned as much as she could of the Ishimura and its nightmarish inhabitants from him. He felt like he had been dry-washed, then hung out to dry! The stupidity of it all irritated him the most. All she had to do was request the conversation he had with his original questioner and she would have all the answers she wanted. Exasperated by Naomi, Isaac began his morning exercises. He had achieved a level of fitness he was comfortable with, if not proud of. Naomi hadn’t commented but he could feel her eyes on him in that creepy, possessive manner of hers. Isaac was getting slightly worried by her seeming obsession with him.The door slid open once again to reveal Naomi, with her customary gift of food. It seemed to Isaac she was turning up more or less during or at the end of his exercises every day. She seemed slightly disappointed to see Isaac had kept his shirt on but that didn’t stop her from smelling the air once again. Yeah, thought Isaac, whatever, Its better then walking corpses I guess.
>>29564552He was, still, slightly, creeped out.“We’re nearing the end of this facade Isaac, soon you’ll be free. Just one trial left to complete.”Isaac’s heart stopped, his mind went blank, he had spent long hours agonising over his incarceration only to be told his freedom was near. Laughing he, went to hug Naomi, thought better of it and covered it by accepting the food from her.“What’s the test?! Let’s do it right now!”“You’re going up into space to work on a science orbital as an engineer!” Smiling, Naomi dropped this bombshell.Isaac’s heart stopped for different reasons this time.“....What?”“It’s to prove to whoever examines the case next that you were thoroughly tested. This trial, once completed, shows that you are capable of doing your old job without breaking down.”“But I-““Isaac! It’s either space or stay in the hospital forever!” Naomi’s usual demeanour was gone, replaced with a severity that surprised Isaac.“Fine”**********
>>29563270>Short chapter, going to pick the kid up now. be back.It was strange to not be alone. It was noisy, and a tired ache in his bones told him that nothing in this world would be preferred above sleeping. Even the dark things in his mind were quieter, only silently blinking their nefarious intent through the shuddering glare of the lights. He had been alone so long, his own voice was dull-sounding. Like a flatline tone, but his words had to be guarded. If he wasn't careful, not sure, he could remember. And then everyone dies. The suit they lent him was too light. It felt thin, unprotected. The mag lock boots stuck hard; someone had never bothered to modify the control chip. He'd fix it later. The sharp whoosh of air being ripped from the room gave him a thrill, as hefted the toolbag in his hand. The crew has suggested using an Omni-tool; but with time pressed and little resourse, this was a faster option. The echo of his breath was nostalgic in his ears, as he quietly made his way across the whipping, whirling hull of the ship. Through hsi feet he could feel the ship shuddering with every blow; and above him the canopy of sheild was quickly faltering.No time like the present.
>>29564632>Pardon the shit spelling.His head pounded, trying to sift through his cluttered thoughts."I wasn't wrong. Nicole. I was right about them."His hands moved on their own, as he tore free a hunk of steel. the pain in his back surged again. "I always thought they were no good. I hope you knew that."Another piece was wrenched free, despite his knees protesting, shaking. There was a panel in the way. He leaned back gasping for breath as a cannon round ripped through the void near his head.He raised one leaden boot, unsteadily.The mag lock engaged, sending it crashing into the panel's face, denting it. He lifted his foot again, and tore at the remains with his gloved hand. the wires hand't just sorted, they had all but combusted; likely thanks to the higher oxygen content. One hand dug into the mess, bringing forth a small cascade of warning lights on the panel display. He gave it one last tug and ripped the whole connector module out. they'd have no chance of docking without it, but it was the cause of the short circuit. Somewhere he heard screams.His hand dove again into the mess of wires, shaken loose from their neat homes by every bump in the road.The wire was too short to reach.They were going to die.He was going to-no.He cursed under his breath and grabbed a hammer, and some tape from the toolkit. Gingerly he tested the hammer it, not aware of the sheild, now critical and flickering dangerously above him. He tore some lengths of tape from the roll, plastering it among the expoded metal of the hull.Then, with all the casual regard of a man tossing out a half-eaten snadwich, he flicked the hammer into the panel.A violent spray of sparks erupted as the metal welded itself to either side of the circuit, bridging the gap.The screams stopped.It was the comms. Someone left the comms open. What a waste of batteries."Holy shit, the crazy bastard did it."
>>29564655Marvellous. I like how you make it seem that he's thinking of the panel as though it were a necromorph he's fighting.
>>29564655Isaac EDI smut, NOW.EDI in the Normandy body none of that shiny robot body.
>>29564655>Then, with all the casual regard of a man tossing out a half-eaten snadwich, he flicked the hammer into the panel.Ohmygod.
>>29564955Can't happen. She'll bring up the phrase 'make me whole' and he'll go flaccid instantly. Also he'll wall himself up in the shower for three days, subsisting off of water from the taps and stolen doughnuts.Again.
>>29564586“What is it with you and falling asleep everywhere Isaac? Wake up, we’re here.” Naomi nudged him awake. “Here” turned out to be the ESO: Inara. The research vessel where Isaac would float about repairing things until he was judged sane by Naomi. Great.“What is it they do here exactly?” Asked Isaac.“Oh, the part of the orbital that you will be stationed in is telescience. The manipulation of space-time. Don’t look at me like that, you won’t be a test subject. Besides that Dr Cleark, the man in charge, hasn’t had a breakthrough in a long time.”“Whatever, the faster this is over with the better.” Isaac grumbled.“DOCKING BAY-1 CLAMP ATTACHED. SHIP DOCKING IN DOCKING BAY-1”Isaac had forgotten how much he hated the orbital’s ship board computers. Machines that pretend to be intelligent to confuse people. Sounds a lot like some scientists and religious types he knew.*************Sorry its a bit slow.
>>29565118Dr Cleark turned out to be a rather chubby, short man, with a cheerful demeanour. Exactly what I need, Isaac thought, Santa in space. Extending hands in greetings the two men shook and had a short conversation about what Isaac would be doing. Basic repairs it sounded like. He was restricted to this part of the orbital for the duration of his stay. Under no circumstances was he to mess with any part of the valuable machinery found in the labs, nor was he to enter, under any circumstances, the restricted areas of the orbital. “Just how big IS the orbital?” Isaac was intrigued at the idea of a restricted area on a tiny orbital.“Two kilometres.” Answered Dr. Cleark promptly.“Right........Give me a map, show me the areas I can and can’t enter so I don’t accidently end up there. I’ll be in my quarters until then.”Walking to his quarters, which one of the few scientists he had seen was kind enough to point out for him, he noticed that Naomi was quartered very nearby. Her door was open and light from a monitor was spilling out into the poorly lit hallway. Bored and restless, he moved over to the door when he heard Naomi talking.“I know, i’ll be careful. Hayde, I want you to stop worrying about me. Yes I know he is insane. Of course he is, human corpses devolving in a matter of moments then attacking others? Ludicrous. Hayde. Listen, when we return from this orbital i’ll be leaving the hospital for good. Im sorry Hayde, this is goodbye.” With a quick, loud beep, the connection was cancelled. Just as Isaac was about to confront her about her questioning his sanity, he heard another connection go through.
>>29565153“I have him. He is at the other end of the orbital. He doesn’t suspect anything. I know. Yes, taking this woman’s identity was easy, we should consider doing it more often. Our prophet will soon be with us all. I will keep Isaac safe until then. Destroy the unbelievers if they oppose you. Death is only the Beginning.”Another beep, another connection cut. Isaac heard her approaching and bolted to his cell.Sitting on his bed, Isaac was trying, somewhat unsuccessfully, to stave off a panic attack. Naomi, or whatever her name really is, was trying to keep him safe for some sinister reason, there was something on this orbital that wanted him. He gave himself three guesses as to what.
>>29564976Hey man.Soggy donuts, water and all the showers you can eat are great.
>>29563361Ah, I will retro-fix that in the pastebin I make, and continue on correcting. If you see any other issues of name/rank or even attitude, please, lemme know. I'm actually somewhat hazy on my recollection of the Mass Effect; it's got so much lore and so many people, yanno?Also, if we're going to get picky, this is likely set mid-to-late of ME2, since I haven't playe ME3 since it came out and that was while drunk with my younger brother.Also, Renegade FemShep for life. I freely admit FemShepxGarrus and MaleShepxTali are my OTP.>>29564655"You insane bosh'tet! You could have shorted out the entire power system!" He was being sworn at by an alien. It had taken some explaining by Kelly to get him to understand what they were, but that's what he essentially took away. "It'll last until I see the ship's blueprints and make proper repairs.""You-" She paused, incredulous, "You nearly get us killed, fry our docking system, and expect to be allowed to do anything on this ship?""And I thought I was crazy." He looked over at Jack, a moment of confusion on his face, "Are you an alien, too?""Commander, letting someone of his condition do something that dangerous is bad enough; but he's still under the effects of the sedative. He really could have killed us all."Shepherd looked to Chakwas, nodding his head toward Isaac, "I took a gamble, sure. But not that much of one. He managed to seal a room in that ship shut from the inside without succumbing to asphyxiation.""And your point is?""Legion checked it out. There was no welder in the room. He manually rerouted enough power through the doors to arc-weld them closed.""Oh.""Whoever he is; whatever else is going on in his head, that guy is some kind of genius.""You surely aren't suggesting-""I'm suggesting we take him to a clinic in the Citadel and have his head checked out. If he's willing."
>>29565189>>29564655Requesting a pastebin or something similar for both these stories
Please lets continue this thread.Also if someone could post up the picture of microwave gun wielding isaac with bucket head Id love to save it since the thread autosaged before i got home>>29557301If anyone checks out the wiki and read up on RIG's is that they have the added benefit of enhancing the users strength. This easily explains why carrying a 60 pound suit is so easy for Isaac. As for curb stomping, I also subscribe to the idea that he was increasing the gravity output of his mag boots to curve stomp shit.
>>29565371You've been doing pretty great on characterization so far.
We should probably think about a new thread. Autosagin.
>>29565393Right above you bro.>>29565356
>>29565420Agreed. These are being archived, right? If not on suptg, then atleast saved foolz links, right?
>>29565420Nah, we should be good for an hour or so. Let's just ride this one until page 7 or so, then make a new one.
I also forget; what were the informal names some people gave Shep? I always get them mixed. >>29565395Thanks. I'm frankly terrified of fucking it up.>>29565371"And for another thing, how to you expect us to go anywhere for repairs? You killed the docking system!""Whattaya mean I 'look like an alien?'""I can fix the docking-""No really, what's your deal, am I too scary for your brain-fried head to wrap around?""I was-""I can't even imagine what you may have done to the power system-""How about to come a little closer and I'll wrap that fried-ass brain right around the railing!""Guys. Guys! Hey!" Shepherd shouted getting between them and Isaac, "The guy's been isolated for who-knows how long. and yeah, he nearly killed us-""And the ship." EDI's voice chimed in."And the ship. But he saved our asses. How about we let him rest before we give him each a piece of our minds?"Jack looked away, stifling a chuckle."What?""No, nothing.""What?""Commander, you might want to...turn around."Behind him, Isaac was standing still, but weaving unsteadily, eyes closed, and now that she was aware of it, he was snoring.
>>29565433I'll start the new thread>>29565440You sure? If so, I can't start it. Gotta hit the hay in that time. Someone else gotta do it.
>>29565454I think the only thing here you're messing up is Isaac. He's nuts, but he's way better at hiding it and containing it. We've never seen him ramble.
>>29565455Whatever you want, man. I was just pointing out that it's not all that urgent. This is a slow board, after all.Plus I remember how pissy having a half-dozen Harem Knights threads in a row made people and I'd hate to see the same thing happen here.
>>29565512I think it's excusable given that he's still high on painkillers. Being doped up tends to make your mouth and mind wander in different directions.
>>29565535I guess.Give it about a half hour I suppose. We're on page 4 going on 5>>29565556I guess.Long as he gets it together later.
>>29565512I can dig it; trust me he cleans up well, as far as I'm developing him. He's only like this now because he was locked in a room with little food or water, alone, in complete darkness with only his thoughts. I'm running off of accounts of starvation/deprivation, which can inflame the outward signs psychoses in real life.Add that to the sedatives he's on, and yeah, Isaac is one loopy fucker. Hell he's not even sure what's going on right now.
>>29565622He also just yolo'd the repair by stomping on it, ripping out some wires, and throwing a hammer at it
>>29565189“Isaac? There you are, you’ve talked to the doctor have you? Good. Get to work on fixing whatever is wrong here. There is a RIG suit just down the hall, it’s where the old engineer used to work. There is a few tools you might need in there already. You also need to do a space walk and examine the outside of the orbital. These are the conditions to complete your examination and be announced sane. I bet you’re excited. Here are the maps you asked for” Naomi smiled once more, Isaac was doing his best to keep his growing revulsion at hidden. He nodded and moved off immediately. Suiting up in a RIG suit gave him an odd sense of comfort. The helmet covering his face gave him a feeling of safety. Checking the maps he noticed immediately that the areas he was restricted from where blacked out, the names of the areas were gone. With a growing sense of foreboding he notified Dr. Cleark that he was ready for work and was given some odd jobs to do. During this time he acquired a few bits and pieces here and there, he knew that he would be needing some kind of hidden weapon now. Whatever was going to happen was clearly happening soon and he was directly involved. The day went fast and the ship cycled it’s time to night but Isaac knew he wouldn’t be getting any sleep. He spent most the night-cycle modifying the RIG suit, reinforcing it and attaching a hidden plasma cutter under his right arm. To the untrained eye it would simply appear as part of the suit’s clutter but at the flick of his wrist and the press of a button it would arm and fire an extremely powerful plasma shot. He only had a single shot. Adding the capacity for more would have made it extremely bulky and obvious.
>>29565662That's a pretty accurate description of a lot of his technical work.
>>29565668Using the precious little “Night” time had left he snuck into the unmanned security section in his part of the orbital. There he found a crew manifest as well as several maps. What immediately stood out to him was the fact that though he had only seen several scientists as well as a single security guard, who was currently sleeping in his cell, the crew manifest said that there were over 70 people on board. Almost half of them were labelled as guards. Checking the maps he saw that a large portion of the orbital was missing from them. Cross-referencing the maps he was given earlier he noticed that it was also missing there, not just blacked out. The section missing was the other side of the orbital. As he was thinking about this the lights came on and the day cycle resumed. Quickly he placed everything back and got to his room as fast as he could.Naomi once again was at his door, bright and early to wake him up. So she was surprised by Isaac walking up to her in full RIG gear.“Didn’t you sleep at all? You know you should rest, we don’t want you getting hurt” The genuine care in her voice scared Isaac a little as he knew a semblance of the truth now. This woman’s obsession with him stemmed from something much darker than a simple love of broken minds.“You’ll be doing you space walk today.” She laid a hand on his chest, “be sure to stay safe out there, I don’t want to lose you”Thoroughly creeped out, Isaac nodded and made his way to the airlock. Reasoning that the only way to get off the orbital would be to do what she said and make damn sure he didn’t fall into any traps her friends might have placed out there to snare him.
>>29565706Walking on the side of the orbital was a relaxing experience. Once more he felt freedom as he used the RIG suit to float around. Oddly enough, there were no oddities on the outside, nothing that shouldn’t be there. No damage to lure him at all. He was just about to report as such when Naomi voice blasted into his ears.“Isaac! Bad news, the airlock circuitry shorted and the door open. You’ll have to go to the airlock at the end of the ship and enter through there.”“No, it should be fine, I can easily open it from outside, it’s a simple matter of rewiring th-““You can’t, i’ve already asked the other engineers, apparently the outside circuitry is also fried. There is no point in you delaying any further, just head on over to the other airlock. I’ll notify their security officer up there to let you in.”Not one to be foiled by fried circuitry, Isaac made his way back to the airlock he knew to be a safe entrance. To his surprise, Naomi was right, the airlock was completely inaccessible from the outside. The circuitry on the outside wasn’t just fried. It was completely irreparable. Like someone took a welder to it.He had to go to the other airlock to get inside, where god knew what was waiting for him.Shit.
Interesting thought:What would a prothean touching a marker trigger? Isaac and Nolan Stross both had direct physical contact with the marker, which imprinted a blueprint of making markers into their brains. Protheans can feel around a room and get all of its history, and the way the marker and the prothean beacons work are similar, in that they plant info directly into the mind. My theory is that a prothean could unlock all of the secrets of the marker, the story of the brethren moons, and even the location of all markers ever created (since they all are interconnected by the blueprints they've downloaded)
>>29565622Side corollary, conceptually, I'm making the marker something that's imprinted into his mind/psyche; and in-universe explaining it like some kind of biotics-infection/malady. He can't use biotics because of it, and the marker's information is constantly cross-wiring into his own thought process, giving him the occasional horrific hallucination we're all so used to.Are people ok with that rough/somewhat stretched explanation?>>29565662Hehe.
>>29565746This. Then the bits start moving.
>>29565746Whilst getting anything remotely resembling sanity blasted right out of their head, right?
>>29565756Biotics aren't a mental thing to begin with. They rely on the person having survived exposure to Ezeo contamination in the womb, which collects in their nervous system. With the proper implants to boost the strength and consistency of their bioelectrical fields, they can induce a controlled current in the contaminated nerves and trigger the creation of mass effect fields. Their mental state has nothing to do with it.
Alright. Page six.New thread: yea or nay.If yea, I'm on it.
>>29565895I don't think it's correct to say that your mental state doesn't have any effect on your biotics, but it's by no means the driving force or anything.
>>29565993new thread when we hit page 8 at least
>>29565993I wouldn't mind but I also wouldn't be opposed for some waiting as to avoid thread lethargy.
>>29566024>>29566028m'kayI might have to hit the hay in an hour tho because work, so if that happens we gotta have someone be backup.
>>29566057I can bump ever so often with deadspace pics, but i've got other shit to work on as well
>>29566121Ok, but can you make another thread come page 8 if I can't?
>>29566149im not paying close enough attention to the thread but if I catch it, sure
>>29565728“Im at the airlock now.” Isaac reported over the radio.“Good” Naomi replied “there will be a few security guards waiting for you on the other side. Don’t panic. They are there for your protection while you are in this restricted area. I’ll meet you there soon.”“How do you have access to the restricted ar-?”The connection closed with a click. Damn it. Damn it all to damnation and fuck. Armed guards, a mysterious restricted zone.“I fucking hate my life”Entering the airlock he found himself surrounded by half a dozen guards. Their light, red clothing taught over muscle-bound bones of steel. Fighting his way out suddenly became a last-ditch scenario. Motioning for him to follow, their leader moved on. With a rough shove in the back, Isaac was forced to follow. They led him past several areas full of scientific apparel and machinery. What struck Isaac immediately was the morgue-like quality some areas had. He saw several corpses throughout the trip. They arrived at a closed door at the end of a corridor marked “Area 1”. Thrust through the door forcefully Isaac stumbled onto a strange scene. A large amount of people surrounding Naomi and a man he had never met before, arguing loudly, it soon became clear what. The man was still speaking when Isaac entered the room
>>29566263“-e is a heretic! A non-believer and a destroyer of everything we hold dear! You’ve talked to him and you yourself have admitted to the fact that he hates us!”“He is just misguided you stupid fool!” Naomi shouted “He is blind to the truth and it is our sacred duty to show him the right path!”Quickly surveying the area Isaac found nothing he could use for safety if things turned sour. There was a large metal panel running along one wall which seemed to open out into a much bigger room as well as some controls nearby that undoubtedly controlled the panel.“-e is not the one!” The man screamed, face turning red in anger.“He is!” Naomi retorted “Isaac is our prophet, Altman, reborn!” With this, she turned and pointed directly at Isaac. All heads turned to look his way, some with awe and adoration, others with hate and disgust, a small minority looked on impassively.This all registered with Isaac before Naomi’s words registered in his mind.“.....What?!”
>>29565895Ah. ok. I'll change it a bit then. That actually fits a few other things, too; since he wasn't exposed to it as a kid/in the womb. Thanks for the info.this next bit may take a smidge, I'm taking care of an anklebiter, and I'm totally winging this all so I've gotta percolate good ideas up.
>>29566360YOU FUCKED UP
>>29565356I vote this as the new thread icon
>>29566759Well, that's coming.Thread's at page 7 going on 8. Five more minutes before new thread.
>>29566360Naomi, not one to be flustered, immediately launched into a speech about how Isaac, someone who can resist the effects of the Marker, has the exact same traits as the Unitologists dead prophet, Michael Altman. The simple fact that Isaac was resistant to the marker was enough proof to Naomi that he was, indeed, the prophet reborn. This explained why she obsessed over him so much. It was at this moment that Isaac realized he had walked into a room full of Unitologist zealots. Many of who seemed to be in agreement with Naomi. Isaac counted himself lucky to have overheard Naomi’s conversation and to have seen the shadier parts of the orbital, he was sure that if he did not already have deep suspicions then this information would have left him speechless for a little while.Naomi was once again talking, trying to rile up the zealots and turn them to her way of thinking. “You have all been brought here today because you are ALL influential members of our religion, some of you have been led astray by this foolish man here!” she exclaimed pointing at the man who had been arguing with her earlier.
>>29566827This fool knows nothing of The Marker and cannot even imagine its splendour. Today, we are aboard this vessel to witness the unveiling of the future! Today! We witness our death and as you all know, DEATH IS ONLY THE BEGINNING!” Ending her speech on this triumphantly loud note, she slammed her hand down on the panel controls, making the panel slowly slide open. To Isaacs mounting horror, he recognised what he was looking at. A miniature Marker, still in the process of forming. The Unitologists roared in unison, their approval making the making the very universe seem to shudder. Isaac knew he had to get out of that room, get away from the crazy and find a way to destroy that Marker. A Marker in the orbit of EARTH for gods sake! The psychotic bastards intended to spread the infection to the planet, the corpses in the orbital that he saw weren’t JUST corpses, they were Necromorphs that had been dissected and studied. They fully intended to commit genocide on their own fucking race! By the time Isaac had finished thinking this, he was out the door, a pistol stolen from an unsuspecting guard in his hand. He rushed into the maze that was the restricted zone intent on finding a way to stop them.
>>29566892HAHA TIME TO MAKE A PLASMA CUTTER FROM A SURGERY MACHINE!
>>29566892*******The Unitologists were just winding down from their victory shout when Naomi stopped and suddenly tensed. Everyone in the room immediately felt it and all eyes were on Naomi. Her eyes were on the spot where Isaac USED to be.“....Where is Isaac?” She asked calmly of the guards. Immediately they looked to the fellow that was supposed to keep a hold of him.“I...he...I don’t know ma’am”“You don’t know?” Naomi said sweetly, slowly walking towards the guard.“Y-yes ma’am. I t-think that he took the chance to escape during our celebration-““DO you think that do you?” Naomi’s voice dripped with sinister sweetness. “Is there anything ELSE you’d like to THINK about while you’re at it?” Slowly she put her into her pocket.“Ma’am....I...I think he stole my pisto-“ Naomi was on the man in a flash, grabbing hold of the back of his head she rammed a scalpel into his neck. The until-now silent audience audibly gasped as the man toppled backwards with Naomi clinging to him, stabbing again and again and again. Venting her grief and anger on the guards throat until all that was left was a shredded pound of meat. Rearing up, covered in blood, she screamed with a force of almost godlike fury.“FIND. HIM. NOW.”******
>>29566827The Time has come, Altman be Praised
>>29567191Yep. New thread>>29567205