Well, seeing as how it got such good reception last time, I guess I'll continue MGHQ for a little while longer!Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchives:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=magical+girl+hunter+questOther Works:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20Questhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Questhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Pararescue%20WitchesYou are ALICE. You were once a magical girl, but have now ended up having to hunt down your former comrades. As a member of the Magical Girl Hunter Bureau, it is your job to defend humanity from the Magical Menace!After a successful hunt where you managed to bag two Magical Girls in one mission, you've returned to the Freedom Star to drop off your trophies and debrief. As you step of the Daedalus, one of the hangar techs makes his way over to you."Um, Bruttenhold's called a general meeting, ma'am." The tech says nervously, as if he's afraid to be near you.Well, he kinda should, but you're not about to admit that."Another one?" You sigh and wave off the tech to dismiss him. "Thanks."General meetings were just a way for Bruttenholm to get all the various squad leaders together. Like most bureaucratic functions, you were weren't to enthusiastic about going to them, but on the other hand, you didn't want inconvenience the Old Man too much either...>Might as well go the meeting.>Put it off for a bit and tell Heph how awesome your new rifle is.>Put it off for a bit and stop by the Trophy Room.>Other
>>29635980>Put it off for a bit and stop by the Trophy Room.We never did find out what was in there.
>>29635980>Might as well go the meeting.Do this but grumble
>>29635980Heph can wait, and after killing an old friend I don't think looking at trophies of dead magical girls is what we want to do.>Might as well go the meeting.
>>29635980>Might as well go the meeting.Yeah, I think that Trophy Room can be held off for a bit.
>>29635980>Might as well go the meeting.can we turn up with rifle and trophies in hand?>>29636025its got quest in the subject field, so filter it and fuck off if you don't like it
>>29635980>Might as well go the meeting.btw, did Idolpunk thread last night get saved or not?
>>29635980>Might as well go the meeting.
>>29636025>deletedBased mod>>29635980Go to the meeting, but do gripe about it.
>>29636051Nice you agree with me, I would love to play a PTSD ridden ex-MG.
>>29636192We salvaged the mission and are preparing for a performance, I believe.
>>29636202To what degree are you looking?I'm angling for bad memories and unhealed wounds, but I don't want to go full >MUH TRAUMA with it.
>>29636225so it was not saved on supTG then? i fell asleep around when the cyber dog was bonded.
>>29636294Oh, just checked an found part 7.
>>29636294Why don't you just, you know, look it up yourself instead of being lazy piece of shit.
>>29636263Kinda going for realistic and kinda like Homu. We understand MGs very well and makes us very effective, but it's really hard on us. We are an extremely effective hunter, but on the inside we are quite an emotional mess, it's the hunt that keeps us together, and an ever distant memory of what we wished for in the first place the we hold on to.
>>29635980You grudgingly decide to go attend the meeting. It's not like you had any better excuse not to go, and there weren't really a lot of places to hide on the station, anyways."Hey Leo, take care of the unloading for me, okay? I got another meeting to go to.""Right, right." Leo waves you off. "I got it."With that you make your way to the station's main meeting room. You are of course, end up being the first person there considering you actually bothered coming a little bit early this time."Ah, Alice, it's quite a surprise to see you come to a meeting early!" He grins."Yeah, well, it's not like I had anything better to do." You grumble as you take a seat, resting your legs on top of the table. "So what's this meeting supposed to be about? And don't tell me it's another excuse to try and get me to 'socialize.'""While I'd like nothing more than for you to get a little bit closer to your fellow Hunters, I'm afraid this is about business." Bruttenholm sighs. "I'll give more details when everybody arrives.">What kind of business?>Just wait for the others to arrive.>Other
>>29636490>Just wait for the others to arrive.
>>29636490>What kind of business?>OtherJust bitch a little bit about having to kill former friends, just to blow off steam,
>>29636490>>Just wait for the others to arrive.
>>29636490>Just wait for the others to arrive.Bitch.
>>29636490>Just wait for the others to arrive.[pouting intensifies]
>>29636345for awhile it wasn't there for me. sup/tg/ was acting kinda shitty for me. i can see it now. i was just ASKING.
>>29636899Not the anon, but next time add some context.
>>29636490[x] wait for the others. "...I ran into someone I knew. We...we used to run together."
>>29636490"Fiiiiiiine." You sigh."You're pouting again." Bruttenholm chuckles."I am not." You pout."I don't think you'd want your colleagues to see you like that."Soon enough, the other squad leaders begin to file in. Since the MGHB was a multinational organization, it made sense that its members would be from all over the world as well. They were all individuals who had distinguished themselves in the Magic War in some way or another, and were personally handpicked by Bruttenholm himself. However, while they were extremely skilled at what they did, that didn't exactly correspond with their sanity.Heh, as if you weren't a shining example of that.Also, because you were pretty bad with names, and also because you couldn't care less about learning them, you've mostly taken to just calling them by whatever nickname you thought of at the time. At this point, they're all pretty much used to it, but you know a couple of them are still bothered.First, there was Rorke, or as you liked to call him, Douchebag. Like you he was American, and competitive in that extremely unhealthy sort of way. Everything was just a game to him, and he hated losing. And since you had a higher kill count than him, most of that hate was focused on you. Well, you guess that whole "ex-magical girl" thing had something to do with it, too, but seriously, fuck that guy.And then there was Sir Reginald Ponceface the III, a man whose many glorious titles were only matched by his mustache. For a Brit, he wasn't too bad. He actually reminded you a lot about those Victorian safari hunters, complete with the cute little pith hat. You're almost convinced that he's either a time traveler or was simply born in the wrong time. A bit stiff, but honorable enough to be counted on.(cont)
>>29637280Dundee was your resident Aussie. Unlike the other squad leads, Dundee was more suited to fighting Invaders. Whereas the rest of the world was freaking out when they first started touching down, for Australia, it was Thursday. Pretty laid back with an unhealthy love for fire.Scotty was well... a Scot. She was loud, obnoxious, annoying, and pretty much the only other person you knew who beat a Magical Girl in a sword fight. Had just about as much respect for authority as you did, but was probably a bit too enthusiastic about the whole "fighting fair" thing.You called your Chinese partner Lucy Liu, which was honestly the only female Asian name you could recall. Lucy was straight arrow of the bunch. Quiet, professional, and focused on the job. It was no wonder that her team had the lowest amount of collateral damage attributed to it out of all of the squads.Antonio Banderas was from South American country which you completely forgotten the name of. There wasn't anything too special about him except for his good looks and personal charm, which made him the unofficial face of the MGHB. Well, better him to deal with all the press conferences and interviews than you, especially after what happened that one time...And there was.... Andre Richardson, the ex-African warlord. That was his real name, too. You weren't about to make a derogatory nickname for him. That would be fucking racist, after all. Anyways, Andre's biggest asset was apparently his ungodly luck. His squad could suffer 99% losses and STILL somehow achieve its mission objectives with flying colors. He was the only squad lead allowed to use his personal army to fill out his squad, because he would burn through rookies like a fat kid in a buffet.Well, that was it-OH YEAHAnd there was Ivan, the Russian. You... actually don't know anything about Ivan. Nobody does. He never speaks and just sort of hangs back in the background. But he's extremely polite, kinda like a butler. (cont)
>>29637298"Ah, how nice to see all of you present!" Bruttenholm nods. "Now, as you know, Alice here successfully hunted down two MGs in California just scant hours ago.""Hmph, I could've done it." Douchebag scowls."Now now, I will not tolerate grandstanding in this meeting." Bruttenholm shakes his head. "Well, there is the possibility of the presence of a Companion in Los Angeles."The room goes deathly quiet."Is it confirmed?" Reginald asks."Not 100%, but there is a high chance." Bruttenholm activates the screen, which begins to display grainy surveillance footage of a warehouse. "The LAPD have been keeping watch on a suspected Coven near the docks. We believe this is where it is operating out of."Covens were places where, essentially, Magical Girl sympathizers and worshippers gathered. They were pretty much the equivalent of terrorist cells."Alice, since you've done so well last time, I'd like to give you the option of leading the raid on this Coven.">Of course, I'll do it.>Nah, somebody else can handle this one.>Other
>>29637331>>Nah, somebody else can handle this one.
>>29637331>Of course, I'll do it.It's time.
>>29637331>Nah, somebody else can handle this one.Hang back, observe, point things out to the rookie, be ready to bail the point squad's arse out of the fire.
>>29637331>OtherAre there any other hot spots at the moment? Otherwise, why not murder more previous friends?
>>29637331>Let somebody else handle it.We just got back. We need to conserve ourselves, not burn out.
>>29637331>Nah, somebody else can handle this one.Let the hot heads go in and fuck it up.
>>29637331>Nah, somebody else can handle this one.Dealing with normals, one thing are invaders or magical girls, but a raid on normal people by an ex-MG might be too much
>>29637331>Of course, I'll do it.I'm interested in what motivates magical girls and the folks who support them.
>>29637331>>Of course, I'll do it.KILL THE INCUBATOR
>>29637565This. Great opportunity to add another pelt to our collection.
>>29637331>Of course, I'll do it.suffer not the companion to live
>>29637331>>Of course, I'll do it.
>>29637331>Of course, I'll do it.Haha! Time for heresy!
>>29637331"Of course I'll do it." You shrug. "You know me and Companions. I just can't wait to hug them and cuddle them before shanking them in the neck.""Good, I thought you'd accept." Bruttenholm nods. "Which is why I need to have you pick two teams to accompany you on this mission.""W-what?" You blink."In addition to the Companion, there is the possibility of multiple MGs present as well. I want to make sure we're thoroughly prepared." Brutthenholm explains."You were hoping I'd accept so you could make me work with someone else, weren't you?" You sigh."I won't admit that." Bruttenholm grins.>Pick two:>DOUCHEBAG: While technically rivals, Douchebag's team are experienced and very diverse.>REGINALD: Reginald's squad specializes in long range ambush tactics, often lying in wait until the enemy is at their most vulnerable before striking.>DUNDEE: Dundee's squad practices a literal "scorched earth" policy, in that there's nothing that can't be solved with liberal applications of explosions and fire.>SCOTTY: Scotty's squad specializes in close combat, with heavy armor, shotguns, and honest to god melee weaponry.>LUCY: Lucy's squad focuses on stealth, sneaking their way up to the enemy to take them out up close and personal with minimal fuss.>ANTONIO: Antonio's team has no real specialties, but they work great with local authorities and nothing bad ever seems to stick to him.>ANDRE: Andre's team is basically balls crazy. Not afraid to charge an MG in a head on fight. Very effective, but don't expect much to be left standing afterwards.>IVAN: Ivan's squad, as far as you can tell, is very hardened and professional. Maybe a little too much so.
>>29638014>ANTONIO: Antonio's team has no real specialties, but they work great with local authorities and nothing bad ever seems to stick to him.>IVAN: Ivan's squad, as far as you can tell, is very hardened and professional. Maybe a little too much so.
>>29638014>>REGINALD: Reginald's squad specializes in long range ambush tactics, often lying in wait until the enemy is at their most vulnerable before striking.>>SCOTTY: Scotty's squad specializes in close combat, with heavy armor, shotguns, and honest to god melee weaponry.
>>29638014>ANTONIO: Antonio's team has no real specialties, but they work great with local authorities and nothing bad ever seems to stick to him.>SCOTTY: Scotty's squad specializes in close combat, with heavy armor, shotguns, and honest to god melee weaponry.I would like to go out with Reginald sometime for jolly cooperation, but unfortunately this mission does not call for it.
>>29638014>REGINALD: Reginald's squad specializes in long range ambush tactics, often lying in wait until the enemy is at their most vulnerable before striking.Long-range support>ANTONIO: Antonio's team has no real specialties, but they work great with local authorities and nothing bad ever seems to stick to him.Less PR headaches, and available to get us out of a scrap.
>>29638014>REGINALD: Reginald's squad specializes in long range ambush tactics, often lying in wait until the enemy is at their most vulnerable >IVAN: Ivan's squad, as far as you can tell, is very hardened and professional. Maybe a little too much so.I can see using as more of net of sorts. Keep any MGs from running if they try to.
>>29638014>SCOTTY: Scotty's squad specializes in close combat, with heavy armor, shotguns, and honest to god melee weaponry.>ANTONIO: Antonio's team has no real specialties, but they work great with local authorities and nothing bad ever seems to stick to him.
>>29638014>LUCY: Lucy's squad focuses on stealth, sneaking their way up to the enemy to take them out up close and personal with minimal fuss.>IVAN: Ivan's squad, as far as you can tell, is very hardened and professional. Maybe a little too much so.Stealth mission go.
>>29638014>DUNDEE: Dundee's squad practices a literal "scorched earth" policy, in that there's nothing that can't be solved with liberal applications of explosions and fire.>LUCY: Lucy's squad focuses on stealth, sneaking their way up to the enemy to take them out up close and personal with minimal fuss.Lucy's team is recon and target acquisition, and Dundee scorches and burns the targets.
>>29638014> Scott> antonio
>>29638014So what I'm getting from here, Reginald and Scotty seem to win out.
>>29638483I see more Antonio votes, Merc.
>>29638483"FINE, I guess if I really have to, I'll take Reginald and Scotty along." You sigh. "Excellent!" Bruttenholm claps. "Pelt, Murron, I assume you two have no objections?""I'm always looking to add another trophy to the wall." Sir Reginald harumphs. "And it would be ungentlemany of me to refuse a lady's request.""Gee, I'm flattered, Reginald.""And you know me, me and my boys are always itching for a fight!" Scotty grins as she cracks her knuckles."Please, more like stumble around in a drunken stupor." Reginald grumbles."At least we didn't LOSE at the end of Braveheart!" Scotty bellows."That was a MOVIE, you dolt!""Now now, I believe you have a mission to prepare for." Bruttenholm chuckles. "I've already set the drop the point. You three are to rendezvous there in two hours. Everybody is dismissed.">Talk to Bruttenholm>Talk to Reginald>Talk to Scotty>Head straight to the Daedalus.>Other
>>29638575I'm also taking into account which ones are getting paired together the most, as well.
>>29638709>>Talk to Reginald
>>29638709Talk to Reginald and Scotty at the same time to make sure we can work together fine.
>>29638709>Talk to ReginaldI think Scotty is going to have his hands full dealing with the cultists, which is fine since that's his job.With Reginald we need to have a plan to snipe any MGs or companions before they cause trouble. Review any information we have been given on the area so we can put the sniper's nest in a good spot.
>>29638709>Talk to Reginald>Talk to ScottyNeed to do a group meeting beforehand to ensure we're all on the same page.
>>29638800>I think Scotty is going to have his hands full dealing with the cultists>his>Scotty was well... a Scot. She was loud, obnoxious, annoying, and pretty much the only other person you knew who beat a Magical Girl in a sword fight>She>"And you know me, me and my boys are always itching for a fight!" Scotty grins as she cracks her knuckles.>sheCome now. At least read the post.
>>29638709>Talk to ScottySeems right
>>29638709>Talk to Reginald>Talk to ScottyWe should probably make sure we're on the same page before the shooting starts.
>>29638709"Hey, Reginald, Scotty, let's talk for a sec." You say as both hunters are about to leave."As I have said before," Reginald scoffs, "my same Sir-""You I'll just forget the whole thing in three seconds." You interrupt. "Now, I think we need to come up with a plan for this thing before we touch down. What have you two got?""Well, I was thinking we just kick the door down, shoot everything that moves, and sort out the rest afterwards." Scotty says."Of course, the barbarian way of handling things." Reginald sighs. "That warehouse is most likely fortified. I say we drive them out into the open and attack them while they are exposed.""Yeah, and what's going to stop them from scattering to the seven winds, huh?" Scotty retorts.>I like Scotty's plan.>I like Reginald's plan.>Other
>>29639253>>I like Reginald's plan.Then we can go in and mop them up with Scotty.
>>29639253>I like Reginald's plan."Landmines and killzones will keep them from scattering, hopefully."Going to have to clean up the landmines afterwards, though.
>>29639253>OtherThe decision will be made once we get there and observe the terrain. But in general, I expect Scotty to initiate combat and Reginald's team to provide fire support and to prevent anything not human from escaping.
>>29639323>landmines in a civilian areaAre you an idiot? We don't need area denial right now.>>29639253>>29639344Seconding.
>>29639253>>29639344> But in general, I expect Scotty to initiate combat and Reginald's team to provide fire support and to prevent anything not human from escaping.Kinda what I was thinking over all as well. Kick in the door stir up bee hive and pick off any MGs that try to bail on a good beat down.
>>29639374I was under the impression landmines could help channel the MGs into a specified killzone, and block off some escape routes.Hopefully there's ways to make the landmines used more accountable and more easily removed.
>>29639457Well, we better have the accountable type of landmines because I just hate dealing with them in general.
>>29639457Remember that a lot of these girls have magical abilities and can jump or fly and crap.Reginald team show have wide firing arc's and pick off any escapers
>>29639514Shouldn't be too hard. RFID tags, possibly active electronic measures to disarm the landmines (like computer chip-controlled detonators), and if they've been preparing for these situations, possibly quick-degrading explosives.Depends on what Merc says is available. Typical modern-day landmines are just too much of a mess to deploy in an urban environment, particularly on domestic soil.
>>29639609Heh heh, why not use cluster bombs? And some whitey pete?
>>29639253"Eh, we'll figure things out when we get our boots on the ground." You say diplomatically. No sense having the Brit and Scot reenact Braveheart here. "It's a Coven, so remember to bring your heaviest stuff. And expect to engage normals, too.""Hey, what was the policy on handling sympathizers?" Scotty asks."I believe the UN declared that anybody sympathizing with a Magical Girl was officially an Enemy of Humanity, so theoretically we could do whatever wanted.""Oh, just asking then." Scotty nods rapidly. "Hey, hey Alice! Wanna waste a bunch of cultists then?">I'd rather not slaughter a bunch of normals, even if they are sympathizers.>Eh, why not?>Other
>>29639676>Vague attempt to get them to surrender.>Hose them down if they don't.We should assume armed resistance. They're clearly fanatics.
>>29639676>>I'd rather not slaughter a bunch of normals, even if they are sympathizers.We've killed two MGs already, let's not ruin our sanity even more.
>>29639676"If they surrender then treat them as PoWs."And they decide it's a brilliant idea to do anything other than surrender; drop them."They get one chance."
>>29639676>Eh, why not?
>>29639676>other>SUFFER NOT THE WITCH TO LIVEI'd imagine these people coerce their own daughters into become MGs, so I have zero sympathy for them.
>>29639676>I'd rather not slaughter a bunch of normals, even if they are sympathizers.Make reasonable attempts to get them to surrender, but don't endanger your squad or resources. If there ever is a question, waste them. If there are no survivors, I'll understand.
>>29639676Surrender or die
>>29639745>>29639791The general idea these two are going for. I don't think Alice switched sides just to be killing off normals without at least giving them a chance.
>>29639676"We treat them like any other enemy combatant. If they don't surrender, we shoot them." You shrug. "Besides, no sense making the media think we're a bunch of psychopaths, right?""Um, I think they already believe we're all psychopaths." Scotty sighs."No, just you two." Reginald shakes his head. "Anyways, I must begin preparations to launch. I'll expect to see both of you on the ground.""Yeah, I'd better get going." Scotty nods and slaps you on the back pretty damn hard. "Alice, you really should like, get a drink with me and Lucy! It'll be a girls' night out!" "I-um-eh, I'll think about it." You respond awkwardly.With that, Scotty runs off and you're left along again. With nothing else to do, you head back to the hangar where Daedalus is waiting."What, another mission? But we just go there!" Leo blinks."Yeah, well, I'd love to find an MG that works to our schedule." You shrug. "We're resupplied, right?""That's right." Leo nods. "We could launch right now if you want-""Good, let's go then." You say, walking up the loading ramp. "No sense wasting time.""You seem awfully enthusiastic today, Alice.""You can tell?""A bit, yeah.""Well, I got a chance to bag another Companion today." You grin. "Oh boy am I gonna make it squeal.""Ah, I should've thought as much." Leo shakes his head and waves at the rest of the squad. "Load up! We're going out again!"(cont)
>>29640218As the Daedalus is in transit, you decide to review the mission details again. The LAPD was nice enough to provide you with maps and photos of the operational area. It was in a warehouse district near the docks, so there wasn't any fear of hitting civilians or residential areas. However, there was lots of cargo and storage areas around, and you knew that companies would throw a fit over their merchandise getting destroyed. Plus, since this was still a populated city, you were barred from using anything that was restricted by the UN, like landmines. Oh boy, the media would REALLY love to get a story like that."We'll be reaching the landing zone in ten minutes." The pilot announces. "Be ready for landing."It's then that you hear a knock at your door."Hey, Alice, it's Leo. You think we can talk?">Sure>Wait till after the mission.>Other
>>29640238>SureWe've got a few minutes.
>>29640238>Sure"If you're going to ask me out for a date, the answer is no."Jokes people. Jokes.
>>29640238>Sure.No reason not to.
>>29640238>SurePresumably he's not stupid, and this is actually important.
>>29640238"Sure." You sigh, unlocking the door. "But you better not be asking me out to a date or anything.""Ha, not today." Leo laughs lightly. "I just wanted to see if you were doing all right.""Is that it?""You knew one of those girls, didn't you?" Leo asks, his face suddenly becoming serious. "From the last mission.">And what if I did?>I have no idea what you're talking about.>Other
>>29640607>>And what if I did?
>>29640607>And what if I did?"Let's say I run into someone else I know on this mission. Would that change anything?"
>>29640607>And what if I did?
>>29640607>And what if I did?but be less of a bitch about it
>>29640607>>And what if I did?>>Stop eavesdropping at my door.
>>29640607>And what if I did?I did. Guts flying everywhere. Had to bag up all the little gibs. Air smelled like flowers and friendship. Had a good cry. And no, I'm not going to cry now. *Sniff*
>>29640607"And what if I did?" You ask, trying to stay stoic. "I was just asking. It seemed like it." Leo shrugs."Have you been eavesdropping at my door?" You narrow your eyes. "Alice, you're basically allergic to the concept of subtlety." Leo sighs. "You're not exactly great at hiding the fact that this entire job is tearing you up inside.""And what exactly are you asking me to do? Quit?" You blink. "No, I'm asking you to take a break." Leo shakes his head. "Ever since we started working together, all I've seen you do is shoot things and cry in your room with no middle ground in between.""YOU HAVE been eavesdropping on me!" You gasp."Like I said, you're terrible at hiding things." Leo rolls his eyes. "Look, you've more than eligible for shore leave, and I'm sure Bruttenholm would approve it. You need to take a break from all this, Alice, because I'm afraid one day you're going to crack."You're wondering if all this is some sick joke, but you see from the expression on Leo's face that he's dead serious.>What makes you think I already haven't?>I'll think about it.>You're... right.>Other
>>29640988>>I'll think about it."Right now we're about to drop a coven. Focus on that."
>>29640988>You're... right.Time to crawl out of our ass
>>29640988>I'll think about it.At this I have to wonder if this job is all she has anymore.
>>29640988>You're... right.After this, we're going to take a nice long vacation. Get some professional therapy.
>>29640988>>I'll think about it.
>>29640988>You're... right.Slice of LIFE ADVENTURES?
>>29640988>I'll think about it.
>>29640988>Other>"No"We're here for a reason and that reason is more important than letting our former comrades continue their little fantasy.
>>29640988>What makes you think I already haven't?>Other"You got it wrong. This job is keeping me together. The more this fuckers I kill, the less I have to think and remember about the sleepovers I had and silly little girl things that I did. Keep the eye on the ball, not the mountain of corpses I'm responsible for.
>>29640988>I'll think about it.Thinking about it is going to be the best he gets.
>>29640988>I'll think about it.We're not gonna think about it.
>>29640988>crack"What makes you say I haven't already? Or haven't been broken since day one? I'm doing my job, so leave well enough alone."
>>29640988>You're... right.>But I can't afford that today, eye on the ball and the critter in the bag
>>29640988"I'll think about it." You say. "And that's the best answer you're going to get right now. We're on mission, you know.""I was just voicing a concern." Leo salutes. "Just letting you know, the Bureau isn't going to fall apart if you're gone for a few days. That's why we got the other teams for.""Yeah, whatever." You wave Leo off. "Oh right, and if I catch you eavesdropping on me I WILL shoot to kill.""I'll remember that." Leo chuckles lightly before closing the door.At this point, the Daedalus finally reaches the drop point, which is in an vacant lot a few miles away from the warehouse in question. You also see Reginald and Scotty's assault carrier's, the Queen's Pride and Highlander, already landed. In addition, there was a large police presence, complete with mobile command center and SWAT teams."Ah, Alice, nice of you to finally join us." Reginald nods as he sees you approach. "We've been coordinating thing with the LAPD here. They already have the docks cordoned.""You're Alice, correct? I'm Captain Johns." One of the policemen shakes you hand. "We've heard a lot of stories about you.""Hopefully not all negative.""Well, we know you can get the job done at least." Johns laughs. "Anyways, I've already got units to form a perimeter, and I have two choppers for air support. I also have SWAT teams on standby to help breach the building, if you need us to.""What intel do you have? Numbers? Armament?""The entire building is closed off, so we have no line of sight on the interior, but our best guess is around 40-50 individuals inside the building." Johns explains. "No idea if they're armed or not, but here on the docks, it would be pretty easy to smuggle contraband in, especially if they've got magical support.">SWAT can assist Scotty's team in breaching the building.>Hold SWAT back and have them reinforce the perimeter.>Other
>>29641388>>Hold SWAT back and have them reinforce the perimeter.
>>29641388>SWAT can assist Scotty's team in breaching the building.Cultists are just bodies. We're here for the real prize.
>>29641388>40-50That's a lot of people to go through.>SWAT can assist Scotty's team in breaching the building.
>>29641388>OtherSplit the difference. Guys comfortable up front and personal go with Scotty's team. The rest reinforce Reginald's team.
>>29641388if there are MGs present, it'll probably be best for them to hold the perimeter. I enjoy Reginald's plan the best anyway, and we'll need them to help lock down escapes.
>>29641388>Hold SWAT back and have them reinforce the perimeter
>>29641388>Hold SWAT back and have them reinforce the perimeter.We really do need to avoid people/animals escaping
>>29641388>Hold SWAT back and have them reinforce the perimeter.
>>29641388Alright, what I'm basically thinking here is that we have Scotty's team charge in and scare them out while Reginald's team lies in wait in key escape routes. Classic rabbit flushing. Our team serves as mid range support for Scotty's team.The SWAT can form a safety net outside of the designated kill zone, since anything that gets to that point should already be fatigued enough for them to deal with.It's a solid plan, little opportunity for things to go sideways.
>>29641388"Hold back SWAT and reinforce the perimeter." You say. "We'll be flushing the perps out so we'll need every body we can get to intercept them.""Got it. I'll deploy them accordingly." Johns nods."I've already scouted the best possible hide spots." Reginald says. "My men are setting up as we speak.""And my boys are gearing up for the breach!" Scotty nods. "The plan is we bust some holes into the building, toss in some tear gas, and move in once everybody's evacuated.""Sounds reasonable." You nod. "The only question left is the timing." Johns approaches again. "We've still got a few hours till dawn. Ideally, we'd want to hit during the daytime for better visibility, but that might give the more time to figure out what's going on.""Why not just do it at night then?" You ask. "Don't you guys have nightvision and IR?""We do, but you know how night ops work. It's a lot easier to get away in the dark." Johns shrugs. "It's all up to you.">Hit them while it's dark.>Wait for daylight.>Other
>>29641763>Wait for daylight.This little shit isn't getting away.
>>29641763Attack at dawn
>>29641763>Hit them while it's dark.no, we have to do it now, before they start getting any bright ideas.
>>29641816The classic. I vote for this.
>>29641816I vote for this as well.
>>29641816Let's roll with this.
>>29641816Guys, sun rises to the east. West facing snipers aren't going to see shit
>>29642021Don't you know that you have to give them the illusion that they can escape?
>>29642021West facing snipers have the sun at their back and see everything dude.
>>29642057Still doesn't solve the problem of sun directly in your eyes.
>>29642086>Sun rises in the East>Facing West>Sun in your eyesDo I need to draw you a picture?
>>29642085>>29642173Sorry, I meant east facing snipers are going to have the sun directly in their eyes.
>>29642197And they are on the docks and we are on the west coast so they are west of us.We are therefore facing west with the rising sun at our backs as god intended.
>>29642261Wait guys, we're next to the water? Uh, then is another every obvious problem. What if they jump into the water?
>>29642301Air support says fuck you.
>>29642301How far can they swim? Do they have a boat?We also have air support.
>>29642301People can't swim very fast. And I'm sure police boats are on standby to pick them up.
>>29642301We shoot them?
>>29642301Umbubu!Fetch my Water Gun!
>>29642301LAPD must likely has some boats along with any Coast Guard units that might be on station, if need be.
>>29641763"We'll attack at dawn." You say. Traditionally, dawn was one of the best times to attack since the day watch wouldn't be awake yet, and the night watch would most likely let their guard down once the sun began to rise. "Got it." Johns nods.With that, everything is in position. Reginald's snipers keep a hawk's eye on the warehouse, but there's no indication of any activity. Once again, you're in the Daedalus, ready to drop down wherever you're needed."Are you sure there's anybody in there?" You ponder."IR scans show heat signatures inside. They're definitely in there." Leo nods."Just making sure."Finally, the sun begins to rise, and a dull orange light begins to creep upward in the sky. Then, an alarm buzzes, letting you know that it was time to begin."This is Hunter Lead. Start the operation." You announce. "HERE WE GO!" Scotty cackles. Explosive charges demolish the doors around the warehouse as Scotty's men toss tear gas grenades inside the building. Meanwhile, Daedalus and the police choppers then take position over the warehouse."THIS IS THE LAPD. YOU ARE ALL UNDER ARREST. COME OUT CALMLY WITH YOU HANDS UP AND YOU WILL NOT BE HURT!" You hear a police megahorn blare.The first wave of cultists comes out, coughing and stumbling, but you see a large knot of them moving out in an organized fashion. Of course, being cultists, they were all wearing thick robes so it was harder to tell them apart."This is Scotty, we're clearing the warehouse!" Scotty yells."I don't see any MGs." Reginald says. "Either there aren't any," You say as you look down at the cultists. "or they're hiding in warehouse or among the cultists.""Should we try to force their hand?" Reginald asks."The cultists don't appear to be armed." Johns says. "But those robes can be concealing anything. Please advise.">No signs of MGs yet. Let LAPD handle them.>RELEASE THE STALKERS.>Other
>>29642362>>RELEASE THE STALKERS.GO MY PRETTIESSSS
>>29642362>RELEASE THE STALKERS.
>>29642362>RELEASE THE STALKERS.Just to be sure. They did some good work for us last time. Also warn the LAPD/SWAT about this.
>>29642362>>RELEASE THE STALKERS.
>>29642362Hit 'em with the LRAD or the ADS or whatever it is the LAPD uses to subdue crowds these days.
>>29642362>RELEASE THE STALKERS.Announce it. Tell them there is nothing to fear from the Stalkers and they're just blood hounds. Everybody keeps their hands to themselves and everybody walks out of here without a scratch.And call out to any MGs too. This is their absolute last chance to avoid a fight.
>>29642362>>29642445This is Alice, you know who I am. Come out into the open, and no one else has to get hurt.
....oh goddammit, those robes.They're suicide bombers.The take out the stalkers, the companion goes free.Keep some of our stalkers behind! Don't release all of them.
>>29642570So... "Everyone take off your robes before you move another step"
>>29642362>RELEASE THE STALKERS.GO BROTHERS, GO!
>>29642589Yes. ROBES OFF. NOW.
>>29642570Wait, change vote to remove robes. Hold back the stalkers.
>>29642619Yeah, I think that's pretty much the sensible option. Robes off, hold a few stalkers in reserve for the inevitable companion chase, etc.
>>29642362Robes off, then stalkers sniff out
>>29642570>>29642589You know, sadly this is too late for Merc....But I'll support it none the less
>>29642362"Release the Stalkers." You say. "If they're in there, they can sniff them out.""Got it." Leo nods.Once again, a metallic crate drops the ground. momentarily startling the cultists. "ATTENTION. IF THERE ARE ANY MAGICAL GIRLS HIDING AMONG THIS GROUP, SURRENDER YOURSELVES." You say. "IF YOU SURRENDER PEACEFULLY YOU WILL NOT BE HURT!""Liar!" The cultists start yelling. "It's the Witch!"Heh. Witch. That was one of the least offensive names given to you so far.At this point, the Stalkers begin scuttling around the group, sniffing. "Alice, this is Scotty. There's nothing in the warehouse." Scotty announces.Shit, that must mean then-Suddenly, the group of cultists literally explodes into activity as they scatter into various direction. Some began to run for it, while others began drawing weapons. You hear the cracks of sniper rifles as the police snipers start taking down the armed cultists while the rest of the police attempt to take down the runners with rubber bullets, beanbag rounds, tasers, and any other nonlethal weapon at their disposal. "Hunter Lead, this is Hunter Two." You hear Reginald speak. "Should we engage the cultists?""Negative. Prioritize MGs." You say. "Scotty, get your men out here. We need help in crowd control.Meanwhile, the Stalkers starting scuttling around again as they try to regain their bearings. The then start chasing several knots of cultists fleeing to the west. From what you can see, some are splitting off towards the docks, while another group is splitting off towards a storage yard filled with cargo containers. The police choppers split up to keep track of both groups."This is Scotty. We're loading up in the Highlander!"Well, right now, you were in a position to intercept either group before they could reach cover. >Chase the cultists heading for the coast.>Chase the cultists heading for the storage yard.>Other
>>29642795>>Chase the cultists heading for the storage yard.THE HUNT IS ON
>>29642795>>Chase the cultists heading for the storage yard.Requiescat in pace Stalkers, we always hardly ever knew ye.
>>29642795>Chase the cultists heading for the storage yard.
>>29642589That's the smart play.If they refuse, they make our life very easy since it means we can just shoot all of them and be done with it. If it turns out they were just stupid, we can say we found explosives. The police and SWAT probably won't actually come into contact with any of the bodies until after we're off the scene.They get one chance.
>>29642795>Chase the cultists heading for the coast.Have Scotty team hit the team going to the storage yard. They got more armor/CQC stuff I imagine than we do.
How many bet that we'll ever have at least one Stalker alive by the end of a mission in this quest?If we do, we should give it a special name.
>>29642795>Chase the cultists heading for the storage yard.Storage yard group is likely heading for a cache of supplies. Don't give them the time to resupply. Coast group will be in the open for Reginald to pick off.
>>29642795>Chase the cultists heading for the storage yard.Too many hiding places so we have to be sharp
>>29642892Then again by the rate we're currently at, if at least one Stalker makes it to the end of a mission, it'll probably get killed by some contrived coincidence.
>>29642892>that feel when no loyal pet Stalker to keep your bed warm at night
>>29642795>Chase the cultists heading for the coast.Scotty get's the storage yardWe stay on the ship to provide air cover, Reginald keeps an eye out and repositions his team if necessary.
>>29642892I have a feeling that the Stalkers getting TPK'd will be something that always happens whenever we are on mission.
>>29642795"We'll head off that group headed for the storage yard." You announce. "Scotty, you take care of the ones headed for the coast.""Just be warned, if they get among those cargo containers, my men will have trouble covering you." Reginald warns."Noted." You say."We're coming up on the cultists right now." The pilot says. "What do we do?"You look down to see the cultists trying to make their way to the relative safety of the storage yard. Behind them, you see three Stalkers chasing them down. With those big heavy robes, they couldn't really move fast enough to outrun the alien creatures.>Open fire.>Drop down and intercept them.>Stay airborne and let the Stalkers sort them out.>Other
>>29643081>Drop down and intercept them.
>>29643081>>Stay airborne and let the Stalkers sort them out.Deploy when nesscary
>>29643081>>Open fire.They had their chance to surrender.Drop em.
>>29643081>Open fireThey're resisting arrest!
>>29643081Daedalus, open fire on the group. Avoid the stalkers.
>>29643081>Open fire.YOU FOUGHT FOR THE WRONG SIDE.
>>29643081>>Stay airborne and let the Stalkers sort them out.Well, at there are at least 3 Stalkers we can name if they survive this mission.
>>29643081>drop down and intercept themremember guys we should at least try to make them understand why the fuck we do this and what the fuck their problem is.they cant simply keep doing this shit of killing normals and lording themselves above everyone else.
>>29643133They're coming right for me!
Rolled 14>>29643081Open fire
>>29643118>>29643133>>29643143>>29643175We should have the Daedalus fire you guys, it has machine guns
>>29643147Not when its goinv to get our people killed.
>>29643147Normally I would agree with you, but these MGs had the gall of getting other people into our fight. These people had their chance to surrender, it's too late now.
>>29643081Open fire.Send a message.
>all these people who want to "open fire"You know, people won't believe us when we ask them to surrender if we keep killing people.Just saying that we should leave some survivors this time.Capturing an MG would be a boon.
>>29643081"Daedalus. open fire." You say."Confirm?" The gunner asks."Take them out." You say more sternly. "They chose their lot."The Daedalus' autocannons roar and the cultists below you disappear into a cloud of smoke and dust. You're quite glad you're watching from the carrier, because that meant you wouldn't have to hear the screaming."Targets neutralized." The gunner announces. "Wait, there' something on the IR-"Suddenly, a bright lance of energy shoots out of the smoke cloud, spearing through the tail of the police chopper supporting you. The helicopter wobbles in the air before before bugging out, its engine leaking smoke."Shit, we've got an active MG!" You yell. However, you can't tell who the MG is with your sight obscured. The Stalkers, sensing a surge in magic, screech and begin to close in.>Continue to engage from the air.>Drop down and engage from the ground.>Drop your team only.>Other
>>29643486>>Drop down and engage from the ground.Go go go!
>>29643486>>Drop down and engage from the ground.WE CAN'T SHOOT WITH ALL THIS SMOKE, LET'S GET TO THE GROUND.
>>29643486>>Drop your team only.>>29643456Well we did ask once and they were indoctrinated enough to not believe our words.
>>29643486>Drop down and engage from the ground.We got Stalkers supporting us this time. And we don't really want to shot down...
>>29643486>Drop your team only.Maintain height advantage with big fucking gun.
>>29643486>Drop your team onlyRanged attack witch. Don't give it the opportunity to take out the whole squad with one shot. Maintain air cover so you still have fast response and better sight lines to support and coordinate with your squad on the ground.
>trying to fight a witch with laser beams at long rangeSTOP.
>>29643486>Drop down and engage from the ground.Then the Daedalus continues to fire."Reginald, please tell me you have a shot?"
>>29643486>Drop your team only.Ranged one, dammit
>>29643678She'll have to prioritise between airborne target or buncha guys shooting her on the ground.
>>29643486>Drop down and engage from the groundTry and lure them to where Reginald and his team can see them.
>>29643751I think she'll prioritize us based on our identity alone.
>>29643751Can she see us standing up there and gloating at her? Because we're the distraction our team needs.
>>29643486"MG spotted! We're dropping! Go go go!" You yell.Your squad doesn't waste any time, fast roping down to the ground while Daedalus continues to pour support fire into the dust cloud. However, you see the telltale glow of a Circle doing its work.Two of the Stalkers charge in, shrieking, when there's a brief flash and you see them drop the ground, cleaved into two pieces each. Well shit, an all rounder MG. Just what you needed. There's another flash of light that nearly hits the Daedalus, forcing the pilot to pull back and briefly pause its supporting fire.The dust cloud then gives away and you get a better view on your opponent.TARGET IDENTIFIEDMAGICAL GIRL HEARTLANCER"Mirai." You blink. "Didn't think you survived the War.""Alice." Mirai scowls. "Don't call me by that name. I'm Heartlancer now.""We don't have to do this." You say. However, you're not really negotiating so much as giving time for Reginald to line up a shot."You've sided with the Invaders." Mirai says. An energy lance forms in her hand and she tosses it behind her, lancing the Stalker attempting to sneak up on her in the face. "You killed my friends and you killed..."Mirai's voice breaks for a bit there, and she glances to the pile of cultist bodies.Ah, now you get it. Your support fire seemed to have taken out at least one other MG before she could transform."No." Heartlancer then materializes another lance. Her real one, this time, the one that gave her her namesake. "We'll have to settle this, Alice.">Continue to try and talk her down.>Tell Reginald to take the shot.>Other
>>29644014>>Continue to try and talk her down.
>>29644014>>Continue to try and talk her down.We don't need to keep fighting and murderhoboing MGs! Please diplo.
>>29644014>>Tell Reginald to take the shot."I sided with Humanity."
>>29644014>Tell Reginald to take the shot.
>>29644055Yeah and you know, see what they have to say about their side!
>>29644014>Continue to try and talk her down."The only one who is allowing the killing to continue is you. This can end right now, Mirai. You survived the war. You don't have to die here."
>>29644014>Tell Reginald to take the shotContinue talking in order to distract her in the mean time.
>>29644014>Tell Reginald to take the shot.Also mention>>29644056
>>29644014>>Tell Reginald to take the shot.No mercy
>>29644014Talk her down
>>29644014>Tell Reginald to take the shot.Yeah, I doubt words are going to get through to her at this point. Her friend was just killed she isn't going to be in any frame of mind to be talked to.
>>29644014Take the shot
>>29644014>>Tell Reginald to take the shot.
>>29644014>try and talk her downyou realized that this is going onb ecause you folk broke the rules and started killing civilians don't you?this cannot stand, i will not let it stand, you are no ally of justice, just some warped sense of corruption.
>>29644014>Continue to try and talk her down."Invaders? Most of them don't even get to touch earth anymore, and the other ones are as the invaders as a dog is to a wolf. I sided with HUMANITY, you turned your backs on them"This is of course for reginald to take the shot
Come on guys. We hunt MGs, but the whole point to a story is that the status quo changes.I want to take on a partner.
>>29644014>Continue to try and talk her down.
>>29644014>Continue to try and talk her down.Please. I just killed so many people today. I don't want to add you to the mountain. Let's just talk, ok?
>>29644237>I want to take on a partner.That's nice, cupcake. But I don't.
>>29644253Get used to the idea. We're taking on a newbie at some point, whether we recruit him/her or he/she is assigned to us.
>>29644280You mean like the one we got in the first thread?Yeah we already got one.
>>29644280>We're taking on a newbie at some pointWhy? For what purpose? We also already have that fool of a rookie somewhere around here. Why in gods name do we need another.
>>29644014>Tell Reginald to take the shot
Rolled 12, 19, 12 = 43>>29644014"Hunter Lead, we're ready to take the shot." You hear Reginald's voice buzz."Hold on a second." You whisper.Well, you might as well try to talk her down. At least you know Mirai so you can exploit some nice, distant personal memories. Maybe.>roll 1d20
Rolled 18>>29644365I wanna believe in miracles.
Rolled 10>>29644365may as well go for it.
Rolled 11>>29644365>>29644376Did we fucking do it?
Rolled 19>>29644365Fine, whatever, if we're going to be thick about this.
>>29644376I don't know what that did, but I like it!
>>29644376Hot smoking dice gods!The name theory works!!!!>>29644388Looks like you got yours.
>>29644376well holy shit.
Rolled 2>>29644399For now.She's totally going to betray us if we ever let her out of the chains she'll be put in, because we just killed her super best friend or something.AND PEOPLE WILL PROBABLY LET HER OUT ANYWAY.
>>29644376From now on, I'm gonna make rolls anonymously, this roll proves its validity.
>>29644425No, probably what happens now is that every single magical in the world is going to be gunning for her and we have to secure her immediately.
>>29644425Who knows. Maybe she's sick of it.
>>29644483At least we can use her as bait, then.
Do we know about the circumstances of our own surrender?
>>29644659Yeah, it would be nice to get some back story on this Merc.
>>29644659I think it was more we blammed our contractor guy, whatever they're called and then said fuck these girls who're killing people for no good reason we know of.
>>29644376"Look, Mirai." You say, lowering your weapon. Leo glances at you but you just nod at him to let him know what you were doing. "Is this what you really want? Going on the run, getting people killed for no reason?""B-but the Invaders..." Mirai blinks."THERE ARE NO INVADERS." You bellow. "I don't know what sort of shit Beezlebub's been spouting to you, but I'm pretty sure I can tell the difference between a human and an Invader!""Wait..." Mirai's eye twitches and she stumbles for a bit. "I.... something's not right..."Suddenly, Mirai spasms and screams as her outfit and weapon begin to dissolve into the air. You've seen this before. It was a forced detransformation. However, there were only two ways to achieve that. Either through massive damage, or from the direct will of the Companion they were connected to.That meant he had to be close. While Leo and your team moved in to secure Mirai, your eyes begin to dart around for any signs of movement.>roll 1d20
>>29644659We disnt. We killed our companion and immediately fought for humanity.
Rolled 13>>29644686MIRACLE MAKER ACTIVATE
Rolled 1>>29644686COME ON
>>29644718Dodged a bullet there.
>>29644718Whew, too close.
>>29644718FUCK FUCK FUCK I HATE MY SELF
>>29644718YOU ALMOST FUCKED UP BY ROLLING, BY I GOT THE THIRD ROLL IN
D-did we spot the bastard?
>>29644692You look around, and then catch a flash of a bushy white tail. That had to be the little fucker."Daedalus, warm up the M-Scanner! Do you see anything unusual?" You yell as you sprint towards the movement."Just a second." Your pilot says. "Yeah, we've got a spike on the scanners. It's moving south!""Follow it!" "Hey, um, Alice? I think we might need a wee bit of help here!" Scotty says. "We're facing down two MGs and they kind of have us pinned!""Prisoner secure, Alice." You hear Leo report. "Orders?">Tell your squad to assist Scotty.>Tell your squad to assist in tracking down Beezlebub.>Other
>>29644770>>Tell your squad to assist Scotty.We need to go after that companion.
>>29644770>Tell your squad to assist Scotty.
>>29644770>>Tell your squad to assist Scotty.
>>29644770>Tell your squad to assist in tracking down Beezlebub.The MGs will be irrelevant when the fucker is dead.
>>29644770>Tell your squad to assist Scotty.We can take down the rat. Scotty needs the help more than we do.
>>29644770>Tell your squad to assist in tracking down Beezlebub.NO, we need to get that bastard
>>29644770>Tell your squad to assist in tracking down Beezlebub.
>BeezlebubWhat kind of moron trusts anything named Beezlebub?
>>29644770>>Tell your squad to assist Scotty.The companion is ours.
>>29644770>Tell your squad to assist in tracking down Beezlebub.The rat needs to die at any cost.
>>29644770>Tell your squad to assist in tracking down Beezlebub.The rat goes down, less magical girls around, better win scenario
>>29644770 >>Tell your squad to assist Scotty.
>>29644770>>Tell your squad to assist Scotty.Mine.Minemineminrmine
>>29644770"Leo, go assist Scotty. There's something I need to take care of.""Are you sure?" Leo asks, a bit worried."That was an order, not a suggestion." You snap."Got it.""Alice, the contact is gaining distance.""Don't worry, I'll catch it." You growl. Putting your above average agility to use, you quickly clamber up a stack of cargo containers so you can get a better view. It's then you see the little white cat with bushy tail and stubby wings trying to make its escape.>Take a shot with our rifle. No sense in him getting away.>Chase him down. You want to see the fucker's face when you end him.>Other
>>29644994To be fair, you could always refuse.
>>29645000>Take a shot with our rifle. No sense in him getting away.Fill his fucking ass with holes.
>>29645000>>Take a shot with our rifle. No sense in him getting away.No chances.
>>29645000>Take a shot with our rifle. No sense in him getting away.It's over.
>>29645000>Take a shot with our rifle. No sense in him getting away.Take no chances.
>>29645000>Take a shot with our rifle. No sense in him getting away.
>>29645000>Take a shot with our rifle. No sense in him getting away.Reginald, do you also have an angle?
>>29645026You know, I kind of fear if we become TOO much like Homura.
>>29645005>speak half-truths and with hold information>prey on young,immature girls while they are most vulnerable and in their time of needat least they do it to save the universe
>>29645081At least we don't have the shield. We'd probably try to stick an Ion Cannon into it.
>>29645102No, not like that. Hint:Movie 3: Rebellion
>>29645081I dont mind being a watch wearing dildo.
>>29645081Is this a bad thing? To be fair, I'm trying to be more PTSD ridden, self aware, and an extremely self-critical wit.
>>29645129>>29645138You kind of need to watch the Movie to know what I'm talking about.
>>29645116Madoka old and bustedHomura new hotness.
>>29645186Yeah, kind of like that...Don't click the link if you don't wanna spoil the 3rd movie.
>>29645168Sorry, didn't see your post.Although I'm not sure how it's possible to get that bad under the current system.Then again, the movie was all kinds of fucked up.
>>29645000"Oh no, you're not getting away that easily." You breathe as you aim your rifle.>roll 1d20
>>29645168I think he also meant the MGNQ as well
DON'T SCREW THIS ROLL UP
>>29645168Ai yoAnd its not like we'rs orchastrating a one time genocide.
Rolled 18>>29645212Got you
One more roll.
Rolled 8>>29645212FOR HUMANITY!
Rolled 14>>29645212Nat 1!
>>29645238I guess contracting again is out of the question...
>>29645186Gott ist tot
>>29645237For the love of God, I don't understand that meme.And yes, I saw the movie
>>29645308God isn't dead. We just don't need Him anymore.
Do you think that someone could summon a crap ton of undead magical girls as an army?
>>29645238You take aim. Thanks to the sheer power of your rifle, you really didn't have to worry about little things like bullet drop or wind, at least not at this range. You settle your crosshairs over the little fleeing white critter and pull the trigger. The rifle whines as the electromagnetic coils launch the loaded round, and a brief flash later you see Beezlebub explode in a puff of rainbow sparkles and flame.One more Companion down."This is Hunter Lead, I've just downed a Companion." You announce on the radio. "Status check.""We've got things wrapped up here." Scotty says happily. "Thanks to dear Leo here, I managed to bag a kill.""As did I." Reginald harumphs. "I suppose it's been a good day.""You're guys are okay, right Scotty? You know, paperwork." You ask, not wanting to admit you're just a little bit concerned."Ah, just a bunch of bumps and bruises. Nothing too bad!" Scotty laughs.At that moment, you hear helicopter rotors above you. Curious, you raise your head and you can see not one, but several helicopters, and they weren't police."Great, the fucking media." You scowl. You could always just get the cops to order them away, but that usually made them pretty angry.>Ignore them.>Get the cops to chase the reporters away.>Other
>>29645380>>Ignore them.Bagged 2 MGs, Captured 1 MG and killed one companion. This was a pretty good day.
>>29645380>Ignore themThe faster we leave the faster we can get back to debrief.
>>29645380>>Get the cops to chase the reporters away.Secure the compound.
>>29645380>OtherGive it the finger. Or two
>>29645380>OtherV for victory sign at the reporters. One companion down.
>>29645380>Get the cops to chase the reporters away.The area hasn't even been cleared yet. God damn. The airspace should have been closed.
>>29645380>>Get the cops to chase the reporters away.it still not safe
>>29645380>Get the cops to chase the reporters away.Really? Cops do your damn job and get the civies out of here.
>>29645364Probably not. If it happens, god help us all.
>>29645380>Get the cops to chase the reporters away.What are they doing here. We barely finished with a firefight and haven't even secured the area. They ought to be fined for interfering with a combat operation.
>>29645380>Get the cops to chase the reporters away.>Give a thumbs up/ victory sign anywayNo civilians in an active zone!
>>29645380Flip them the bird and continue on.
>>29645380You briefly wonder if you should just give the helicopters the finger, or better yet, shoot at them. But then you figure you don't need to give them any more reason to think you're a bitch and decide to ignore them. "Get a cleanup team over the storage yard. We've got some Companion remains we need to scrape off the floor.""You know, the Science Division would really like it if you could actually bring an intact Companion corpse, or better yet, a live one." Reginald sighs."If they want one so bad they should ask someone else to try to catch it." You growl.Thankfully, there weren't any reporters on the ground, but with both the police helicopters having been damaged in the fight, the cops didn't really have any way of keeping the reporters away, and using the assault carriers for that purpose was overkill.You and the lab techs then go over the cultists, both the live and dead ones, with a fine tooth comb to make sure there weren't any more MGs in hiding. When the live ones were checked out, you inspected the dead ones, and found two. You didn't recognize them, so you assume they were trainees under Mirai's watch. That would mean in addition to Beezlebub, you had two more MG kills to your belt.Meanwhile, Mirai, still unconscious, is tied down to a stretcher and rolled inside with four of your squad keeping an eye on her."Okay, let's get everything packed up, then." You sigh. "Load everything up on the Daedalus and we're out of here."As you enter the Daedalus' transport deck, you see some of your squad watching the TV installed in the wall."Hey Alice, looks like we're on the news again!" One of them calls out.>Eh, fuck the news.>Might as well go see what insults they'll fling your way this time.>Other
>>29645674>>Might as well go see what insults they'll fling your way this time.
>>29645674>Might as well go see what insults they'll fling your way this time.
>>29645674>Might as well go see what insults they'll fling your way this time.How many did we murder this time. They are so useful for that
>>29645674>Might as well go see what insults they'll fling your way this time.Nothing better to do
>>29645674>>Might as well go see what insults they'll fling your way this time.inb4 MG Sympathizers
So what are they watching? Fox? CNN?
>>29645674>Might as well go see what insults they'll fling your way this time.i have a feeling the media REALLY doesn't like us.also horrifying idea is if the big bad is sailor moon post manga.
>>29645674>Might as well go see what insults they'll fling your way this time.So what new insulting name do they have now?
>>29645380Confirm the killE.g. gather remains in a evidence bag or somethingSecure suspect with zip cuffs (for show)Still, shooting down runners is against police protocol. There's no running from that shitstorm. Just say we were fired upon and retaliated accordingly. Still, why would a companion decoder an mg who was fighting a foe?
>>29645674>Watch the newsI want to see how the public is handling the war.
>>29645724If it is fox, we are obliged to just shoot the set.
I wonder what talk show host makes a career badmouthing us?I just imagined Sarah Palin that that now in her accent,
>>29645750Because, Anon, she was starting to figure things out.
>>29645724probs CNN is my guess, cause of the fact of "think of the children" bullshit mentality the liberals of that universe would probably have.
>>29645756So do we shoot immediately or when a particular host appears?
>>29645750> decoderI newsgroup depower auto correct
>>29645782Really, "think of the children" would probably be on both the conservative and liberal sides.And libertarians would see us taking down these cults as Waco 2.0.
>>29645813yeah but theres the thing that i doubt anyone truely gives a singular flying shit about fox, however people actually pays attention of its CNN.
>>29645750No, that's easy to justify.The stalkers reaction gave beyond probably cause, and anybody in that group is at least an accessory to the MGs or companions. Considering the extreme danger either represents and confirmation that at least one is in the group and all are at least accessory and the extreme danger, we are justified in shooting first.
>>29645853I think you'd be disappointed how much people pay attention to Fox News, regardless of your actual political leanings
>>29645853http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/01/fox-news-tops-ratings-race-cnn-slides-in-primetime-180451.htmlDon't pay much attention to the news, do you?
>>29645891>needing to watch the news>not just having live feeds everywhere and keeping tabs on the news as it comes out on the internet.
>>29645995Most people use aggregates these days.
>>29645750because we were getting through to her, we were makign sense and she was second guessing her companion, it did that so we couldn't keep talking and then abandoned her
>>29646068Probably the biggest mystery in the MG community is why Alice betrayed them.I'd be interested to know how some of the true believers rationalize it.
>>29645674"This is Felix Cooper, on Fox News, bringing you a breaking news story!" You hear the TV buzz.Oh boy, it was Crapmouth Cooper. He just looooooved shitting on your parade."We're bringing you LIVE footage of yet another MGHB killing spree!" Cooper says as the camera pans down to the warehouse. There you see the three assault carriers as well as the cleanup crews moving about. "According to my sources, at least seventeen innocent people were gunned down in this engagement!""Aw, that's bullshit and he knows it!" One of your squaddies grunts."And we have confirmed that Alice Archer was leading the operation." Cooper continues, and the image cuts to the recording of you just after taking out Beezlebub. "As you know, Miss Archer has had a history of abusing her power in hurting and killing innocent civilians while hunting down Magical Girls!"Cooper then looks the screen, a sad, but obviously staged look of grief on his face."For too long, we've lived under the iron boot of the MGHB, which is literally given free reign to do what it wants all over the world with almost no accountability and no due process! Well, this is AMERICA, and we should let them know that we won't stand for this!"Of course, people were still bothered about the MGHB's wartime powers, which gave it free reign to hunt down MGs anywhere and by any means necessary, and the fact that they hadn't been revoked or limited since the end of the war. The Security Council understood the threat MGs represented if left to simmer for too long, but public opinion was slowly growing against the Bureau. You'd think people would want to prevent another Magical War from breaking out.But... people were fucking stupid like that. (cont)
>>29646107"Ugggghhh." You roll your eyes at Cooper's grandstanding. "Somebody change the channel before I shoot it."One of your squaddies hits a button and the channel changes to the Food Network. Shit, now you were getting hungry."Well, we're ready to lift off." Leo says as steps on board. "But, uh, the reporters are already on the ground and they want an interview.">No reporters. Let's get out of here.>Eh, let Reginald or Scotty handle it.>I guess I might as well humor them.>Other
>>29646133>I guess I might as well humor them.
>>29646133>I guess I might as well humor them.Let's cause another public shitstorm.
>>29646133>Eh, let Reginald or Scotty handle it.Hahaha. Abusing our power!
>>29646133>>I guess I might as well humor them.Ha ha ha.
>>29646133>let Scotty handle it.
>>29646133>No reporters. Let's get out of here.What the hell are we dawdling around for?
>>29646133>>I guess I might as well humor them."Find me a reporter who is not Fox.And I'll give them an exclusive."
>>29646133>>Eh, let Reginald or Scotty handle it.if we see cooper we're tearing his spine out through his trachea
>>29646133>>I guess I might as well humor them.If we were abusing power, they wouldn't even be broadcasting this.
>>29646133>Eh, let Reginald or Scotty handle it.I want them both up there trying to out stage the other.
>>29646133>humor them>try not to act like a complete cunt>fail to do so.
>>29646188>dat picThat is now my mental image of AliceShe has a great rack, I'd waifu her
>>29646133>Eh, let Reginald or Scotty handle it.PR work is not our job nor should it be. Also Bureau would prefer it that we never talk on TV... again.
>>29646229Well it certainly sums up her attitude.
>>29646288>dat feel when odds are in reality alice just wants to not deal with this shit but has to because otherwise the whole god damn world will fall apart.
>>29646229I prefer to think of her like this. Then again it be also because I really liked her during Days of Ruin.
>>29646322Yeah, this one is better.
>>29646322give her a bigger rack and that would look great as an 'untransformed' version with >>29646188 as her MG outfit
>>29646133>Eh, let Reginald or Scotty handle it.We are the last person who should be talking to reporters.
>>29646133>>I guess I might as well humor them.Hahaha
>>29646133>>I guess I might as well humor them.
>>29646353God, I wish there was more art work for her. ;_;
>>29646453Days of ruin was an amazing setting
>>29646476The game was good all around. It's sad that we'll most likely not see another Advance Wars game again...
>>29646522Yeah, why did they stop making them?
>>29646549If I recall the sells for Days of Ruin were bad. Which is a damn shame.
>>29646582Or at least not good enough
>>29646133"I guess we might as well humor them.""Are you serious?" Leo blinks. "Don't you remember what happened last time?""Like I said before, it was self defense... mostly." You say defensively. "Plus I just want to set the record straight.""Your funeral." Leo sighs.You march out of the Daedalus and to the police cordon, where the reporters are being held back. You see Johns holding an impromptu press conference when you step up."I'm Alice Archer from the MGHB. I'm only going to be answering THREE questions, so you better make them damn good." You say flatly."How many Magical Girls were found in the raid? Were there even any?" One asks."We confirmed the presence of four Magical Girls and one Companion. The Companion and three of the Magical Girls were killed during the raid, and one Magical Girl was captured." You answer. "Next question.""What will happen to the prisoner?" The other reporter asks. "Will she be tried in an American or international court?""She will be detained at our headquarters until further notice and when she is no longer deemed a threat." You say. "Next question.""Alice, why is it that you still hunt Magical Girls, people who used to be your friends and sisters in arms? Do you get some kind of sick pleasure from it?"Your eye twitches and focuses on the reporter that asked that question. Fuck, it wasn't even a real reporter, just one of those annoying livebloggers who thought they were hot shit because they had a camera and web host.>This interview is over. (Leave)>This interview is over. (Punch him.)>Oh yeah, of course I love killing my own friends, don't you?>I don't enjoy it and neither should you.>Other
>>29646801>This interview is over. (Punch him.)Red.
>>29646801>>I don't enjoy it and neither should you.Do you get sick pleasure from breaking people?
>>29646801>I don't enjoy it and neither should you.Please, no renegade. That doesn't help anyone.
>>29646801>Oh yeah, of course I love killing my own friends, don't you?"Do you want to know what I like even more?">This interview is over. (Punch him.)In the nuts
>>29646801>>Other"I kill them because they would kill you, your friends and your family. And I will fight them. So that we don't suffer another war like the last one."
>>29646836>doesn't help anyone.It helps him to a broken jaw.This is also why we should have just left it to someone else. But noo~
>>29646801>This interview is over. (Punch him.)This is on levels of stupid like asking a vet if he killed anybody. Fuck this guy.
>>29646863It's like people are purposely playing renegade
>>29646801>I don't enjoy it and neither should you.
>>29646801>This interview is over. (Punch him.)It's not like our popularity could get any worse
>>29646862this, completely and utterly this,
>>29646884He's an ass, but we should show anyone that we will lose control. He'll probably get more attention if we punch him.
>>29646902Good for him? The fucks we give?>rage itlyeemYes. Rage is good.
>>29646801seconding >>29646862Maybe add in "If you don't like what I do, maybe I'll stop and then you can watch your friends die"
>I don't enjoy it and neither should you.
>>29646902So we get to see him again, to punch him again, like that reporter in Mass Effect. This is not a problem.
>>29646801>>I don't enjoy it and neither should you.
>>29646801>This interview is over. (Punch him.)Can we just agree not to do bullshit PR work again?
>>29646801"I do it because it's the right thing to do, you asshole.">This interview is over. (Punch him.)
>>29647012So it's bad to brutalize dumb reporters? News to me.
>>29646801This interview is over. (Punch him.)
>>29647058I still don't under why we didn't just send Scotty to do it. This work isn't for Alice to deal with.
>>29646801Your first thought is to punch him in his smug little face, but you really don't feel like being on the trending video for Youtube (again), so you decide to rein yourself in, hard as it may be. You take a deep breath."I don't enjoy it and neither should you." You say flatly and confidently. "I kill them because they would kill you, your friends and your family. And I will fight them. So that we don't suffer another war like the last one. It's like nobody remembers the Magic War anymore."The smugness seems to melt away when the blogger realizes his plan didn't go the way he wanted it to, but he's quickly shoved away by more reporters."Like I said, I'm only answering three questions. Anything else will have to go through police channels." You say as you spin on your heel and march away back to the Daedalus."You did.... pretty good out there." Leo nods in respect as you walk up. "Our little Alice is growing up!""Shut up/" You roll your eyes. "How's Mir- the prisoner- doing?""Still unconscious. We're already prepping a medical team on the Freedom Star.""Good." You say, though you're a bit depressed. You had wanted to get a word in with Mirai before she would inevitably get prodded and poked by the science team. But... no helping that now.(cont)
>>29647137dammit, we could have been a trending Youtube again.
>>29647137well this seems good.were growing up which is interesting considering we are a former magical girl.
>>29647158And they would make music videos from that video.
>>29647203But what music?
>>29647220probably either rock or techno.
Inb4 we can rez MGs through their trinkets.
>>29647158Don't worry. When we capture a Companion alive, we'll release the torture video onto YT.That way, we'll get the ad revenue.
>>29647220>>29647220Remixes of Touhou tracks.
>>29647230No, we know there is no more magic in them once the MG is dead.
>>29647220Probably any song by repeating clips of that footage.
>>29647220Heeeeeeeey, sexy lady~
>>29647262>>29647220Like so: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysg0WZ_XmSU
>>29647220a dubstep remix of our fist and his face, replayed 100 times, looped for 10 hours straight
>>29647299I don't really think that would fit.
>>29647315But it goes with everthing!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iof5pRAIZmw
>this quest>not us slowly collecting a task force of ex magical disenchanted girls to fight against the sparkly menace for the greater good of humanity as a whole.
>>29647325Certain individuals want us to be a loner, but Mirai is a good start.
>>29647325What do you think XCOM is?Oh wait...
>>29647345>not wanting to basically play magical girl X-comgod damn casual.
>>29647335I seriously doubt they're going to be releasing her... ever.
>>29647137Your return to the Freedom Star is rather uneventful. You leave the actual busywork to Leo and you march off to talk to Bruttenholm get properly debriefed. However, Bruttenholm intercepts you in the hallway.""Hey, General." You blink. "I was just coming to tell you mission accomplished.""Yes, and you did a stellar job, especially with the media. There was actually a bet going on whether you would punch that reporter or not.""Oh, I guess I made you proud, then?"Bruttenholm then gives a wry grin. "You lost me twenty dollars.""Sorry, I'll make it up to you someday." You can't help but chuckle."About that." Bruttenholm coughs and his expression becomes more serious. "We need to have a talk, Alice. I have been discussing things with the Council and... well... this concerns your future in the Bureau."Fucking wonderful.>And that's it for tonight! Next MGHQ will probably be next Sunday afternoon, so don't miss it!>Also, PJ Witches on Friday and Cyberpunk Idols on Saturday if you follow those as well!
>>29647315http://youtu.be/PxGTPWA7lekI was thinking something like this
>>29647379THAT WAS FUN.Thanks for running, Merc.
>>29647379>we gonna get kicked off the bureauwell shit, there goes the everything.
>>29647379>this concerns your future in the BureauAnd here's the part where go on an all-or-nothing offensive strike to kill as many Companions as we can.
>>29647379>this concerns your future in the BureauOh boy...
>>29647379Holy shit, that cliffhanger. Thanks for everything, awesome quest
>>29647379>this concerns your future in the BureauAh hell. Hopefully this is just some undercover operation.Certainly leave us hanging. Glad this quest is continuing.
>>29647379This is the part where they ask for our badge and our gun, isn't it.FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-
>>29647379What ever happened to the newbie?