It is the year 22XX and Humanity has reached the stars. Alas, even though they have attained the lofty goal of interstellar travel, mankind has yet to conquer it’s baser instincts.Humanity is ruled by ultra-Corporations. Some own continents. Some own multiple worlds. ut no matter who you are, everyone is a citizen-employee somewhere. The qualms that beset corporations of the past, copyright infringement, tech theft, still exist. If anything, they are amplified by the scale of the players.Without government to turn to for legal recourse and separated by millions and billions of miles, corporations have turned to less savory solutions to resolve disputes. You are one of those solutions.You are an elite mercenary, also known as a High Impact Public Representative, of the StrikeOut Company, a group of mercenaries who accept contracts and missions from the highest bidder. You are launched out of a spaceship in a drop pod filled with bright orange and highly toxic gel. You crash land into the target’s facilities, make a mess, do your job, and then get the hell out.You are a Fall Guy. You are a Deniable Asset.QM’s Twitter:https://twitter.com/DickishDeadArchive Link:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Deniable%20Assets%20QuestPastebin of MC:http://pastebin.com/jW5Cn337Pastebin of Combat System:http://pastebin.com/KypPFgFrThe pastebins will be updated and corrected as time goes on, so keep an eye on them.
You wake up the next day, spine sore… well actually everything sore. You have trouble telling how much of that is muscle fatigue, and how much is fractured bones. You spend the entire day in bed, recuperating. Markos and Niels both manage to visit you, Niels bearing food, Markos bearing the expert medical insight that “You got mega-fucked, bro.”The day after, you manage to rouse yourself out of bed, the worst fears of skeletal damage passed. You make sure to visit the Range with Niels, although mostly you just keep him company as he practices with his M24. In return, Niels starts teaching you Mocha 12, in his words “A nice simple programming language for someone stupid enough to fight the Valkyrie.”You spend the third day tinkering around with your suit, fixing up some minor damage from the first mission before heading down to the range to practice with shotguns. The kick would feel nice, if you weren’t still sore. However, all of this is just burning time until 1800 hours, when Svenja is allowed to offer you a new selection of missions.It is now 1813 hours, and you are walking down the hall to Svenja’s office. You pause before the door.>How do you announce your presence?
>>29811571>hey Svenja, how's it been?Any missions for me?
>>29811571Knock on the door."Good evening Svenja, I suppose you can guess why I'm here."
>>29811571Knock, of course.
>>29811571>Knock knock>'Who is it?', she calls>Kick in the door with a flourish and a pose, jazz-hands wide>'YOUR FAVORITE MERC!'
>>29811571Combine knocking and this >>29811644
>>29811786hello captain.Why did all the namefags got late?you missed some awesome barfightalso, we need to up our CQC
>>29811686I don't. Please explain the joke so I can laugh too? Please?
>>29812012Jokes aren't funny if they need to be explained.
>>29812012there's a programming language called javajava is a type of coffee beanso is mocha
>>29812048That's some cliche drone spouting bullshit. Some of the best jokes are reference jokes. Lots of people don't get those.
>>29812111And you don't need to explain reference jokes to the target audience, do you?
>>29812127maybe the first time, maybe explaining them would expand the fanbase, maybe we could cut posting to interesting discussion instead of starting an argument every other thread sorry, forgot this is /tg/
>>29811681OH GOD, THIS. PLEASE, THIS.
>>29812179But namefaggot, I don't start an argument every other thread. Anons aren't all the same person. /tg/ is not a collective consciousness.
>>29812289I was joking,you know.Now let's wait for the OP, he'll deliver soon
>>29811571>>How do you announce your presence?Knock gently then shout "HERE'S JOHNNY!"
Resisting the urge to kick down her door and introduce yourself with jazz hands, you knock politely on the door. A moment’s pause, then Svenja buzzes you in. You open the door to Svenja straightening a stack of papers against her desk. “Hey, Svenja how have things been?”Svenja coughs primly. “Acceptable. I had a little mess of paperwork after that bar fight of yours.”You grin and rub the back of your head guiltily. “Yeah… sorry about that.”“It was nothing that a couple hundred credits couldn’t fix.”Oh. Ouch. Still, worth it. You decide to give your HR advisor a pained shrug. “Ah well, that’s the way of things. So, I’m sure you can guess why I’m here.”“Yes, yes I can,” replies Svenja, as she slides a piece of printed out paper over to you. “I have found three missions that are suitable for you. Each one has a short description and a list of mercs who have already signed up for the drop.”You pick up the sheet, and start reading it.
>Operation Stolen Sunshine>Contractor: Solar Dynamics>Target: Reyumbi Corp>The Reyumbi Corp has stolen vital research data from Solar Dynamics and their new battery pack prototype. You must retrieve the research data.>Registered Mercs:>Niels Becker>Simge Atlar>Markos Ruiz>Operation Shattered Moon>Contractor: Kilburne LLC>Target: Limited Liability Solutions>Limited Liability Solutions is a well known front organization for the organized crime of Earth. Their Triad branch has opened a franchise on a moon in a system we are mining, and are demanding excessive “access fees”. Disable their base of operations by any means you deem appropriate.>Registered Mercs:>Cryus Jalali>Clayton Burnside>Tsukino Norkio>Operation Extrajudicial Execution>Contractor: Sinosteel>Target: Kilburne LLC> Killburne LLC’s legal team has been causing Sinosteel quite a few problems in their attempts to gain mining rights for the oort cloud in System VXR-342. Sinosteel would like to see the department head of Killburne’s legal division, Roger Carringson, dead. And as many lawyers as you can manage, too.>Registered Mercs:>Trang Huu Nguyen>Elda Acerbi>Malnera Redskies
>>29812459>Operation Extrajudicial ExecutionFucking lawyers.
>>29812459>>Operation Shattered MoonI like that one.I always like beating on criminals
>>29812459>Operation Shattered Moon>Contractor: Kilburne LLC>Target: Limited Liability Solutions>Limited Liability Solutions is a well known front organization for the organized crime of Earth. Their Triad branch has opened a franchise on a moon in a system we are mining, and are demanding excessive “access fees”. Disable their base of operations by any means you deem appropriate.>Registered Mercs:>Cryus Jalali>Clayton Burnside>Tsukino NorkioFree reign that doesn't involve killing people who aren't illegal crooks? SOunds like our kind of job.
>>29812459>Operation Shattered MoonThis one seems most up our alley.
>>29812459I'm torn between the first and the third missions.Mostly due to teammate purposes.
>Operation Extrajudicial Execution
>>29812459>Operation Extrajudicial Execution
>>29812459>Operation Shattered MoonI like this one
>>29812459>Operation Extrajudicial ExecutionWe're good at mayhem.
>>29812459>Operation Shattered Moon>Contractor: Kilburne LLC>Target: Limited Liability Solutions>Limited Liability Solutions is a well known front organization for the organized crime of Earth. Their Triad branch has opened a franchise on a moon in a system we are mining, and are demanding excessive “access fees”. Disable their base of operations by any means you deem appropriate.>Registered Mercs:>Cryus Jalali>Clayton Burnside>Tsukino Norkiofuck the triads up
nobody wants to do stolen sunshine? C'mon, tech rampage, we get another shot at chipstealing,maybe cool energy guns due to new batteries?
>>29812459>Operation Shattered Moon
>>29812459>>Operation Stolen Sunshine
>>29812499>>29801643>this thread is first introduction, even though we've not met her, if you check the QMs pastebin, you can see the character sheet for the prominent figures of the company, including us the 'interns', the main staff, guys like Choi and Maxim the russian, and the senior partners, like Darius and ValkyrieWhich pastebin is this? Its not in the two linked in OP?
>>29812459>Operation Shattered Moon>Contractor: Kilburne LLC>Target: Limited Liability Solutions>Limited Liability Solutions is a well known front organization for the organized crime of Earth. Their Triad branch has opened a franchise on a moon in a system we are mining, and are demanding excessive “access fees”. Disable their base of operations by any means you deem appropriate.>Registered Mercs:>Cryus Jalali>Clayton Burnside>Tsukino Norkio
>>29812577I thought about it, mainly because of Niels as a squadmate, but eh.
>>29812459Going to join>Operation Shattered Moon
>>29812609The pastebin only lists people you have met or heard about. There are plenty of other people to meet in DAQ. That said, here's the link:http://pastebin.com/E747zHj7
>>29812459Shattered moon. Killing lawyers just wouldn't be right. 'specially cause I'm in law school.
>>29812609if you click on his pastebin account when viewing one of the pastebins, you can see the others
>>29812609>http://pastebin.com/jW5Cn337found it for you, anon.Enjoy
>>29812459>Operation Shattered MoonTime to go JUDGE DREDD.
This is the three minute warning that voting is about to close
>>29812734Seems pretty clear cut for Shattered Moon, past this point we'll probably just get samefags.
It seems like Shattered Moon is the winner.Writing
>>29812818gotta brofist cyrus, we have common "enemies"
You hand the paper back to Svenja, having circled Operation Shattered Moon in red pen. “This one seems right up my alley. Cause mass mayhem, and everyone who get’s spaced is an asshole criminal too.”Svenja nods as she takes back the sheet, and types some things into her terminal. “Alriiiight and you are registered. The mission launches tomorrow, Mr. Kostov. I think it might be prudent to visit the Armory and purchase some suit enhancements. Here,” she sends a file to your e-glasses, “This should have all the relevant info for the staff at the Armory to give you the proper recommendations.”“Thanks,” you say earnestly. “I know it’s your job and all, but I’m glad for the help.”“Why thank you Mr. Kostov,” replies Svenja, smiling. >Do you have anything further to say to Svenja before going to the armory?
OP will deliversomeday
>>29812992>I have to invite you to a drink someday.You know, for all the work you do in managing meboy do I look like an ass now
>>29812992nope, lets head to the amory
>>29812992>>29813036This is cool
>>29812992>ArmoryTalk later. Guns now.
>>29812992"Please, call me Ivan, I call you Svenja after all.And if I see you at the bar I owe you a drink."
>>29812992Ask her how we should go about starting to pay the debt. Like, can we pay interest on it right now?
>>29813061Gunsgunsguns yes pls.
Looks like that autistic misarchive guy didn't like the sexually tense fight or the FTB that followed.
>>29813076Add this to my idea.
>>29813100oh well, I actually kek'd a little at the homo eroticism tag
>>29813100yep, hes a right cuntFG, you might want to email Lord Licorice, the sup/tg/ admin about the misarchivealso, good practice to get into is to archive the threads when you start them, can't get misarchived then
>>29813100Oh no.Please say it ain't so
>>29812992This>>29813075>>29813100Fucking hell. Thats bullshit.Definitely should email the admin about that
>>29813134http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=people+murdering+adventuresHere you go. In case you need to put this link somewhere.
Alright, consensus seems to be leaning towards a quick offer of a drink before we march on down to the armory.Writing
Is our debt paid off yet, or should we arrange to start paying soon?
>>29813238>offer of a drinkYou all know she just going to shoot us down with an explicit reference to the bar fight we just got into.
>>29813272Were still like 68,000 in debt. It's only gotten worse since we haven't been working.
>>29813272No, it's not payed off.
>>29813274Valkyrie started the fight.Also, we really owe her one.She's giving us extra advice(I bet 50 that shewould have got a bonus for not telling us tech we stole is (c) us)
>>29813272The amount of money you owe and have on hand will be updated in the pastebin at the end of each thread.
>>29813100Are you upset?
I vote that after this next mission we immediately pay some of our debts off, or ask our manager about payment plans.
>>29813333fallguy,anon's question ticked me off:must we pay all of the debt at once, or can we pay in terms?
>>29813372You can pay it off in bits. I would actually strongly recommend that you not use all of your money to repay your debts immediately.You self equip, after all.
>>29813316>(I bet 50 that shewould have got a bonus for not telling us tech we stole is (c) us)Why? It's completely obvious that things that we steal without the companies knowledge belong to us. There's no way to enforce an alternative to that.>>29813372SO it can accrue interest and take years? Do you know anything about how debt works?
I propose that, for now,half our earns from each mission go towards paying our debt, and half go towards our account(as standard, unless we want to save up for something)
>>29813418That's why you pay off the interest and some extra every time you can, so you keep whittling it away. If we tried to pay it off with a lump sum, we'd keep constantly earning trying to pay it off but the interest would keep accruing to put it past our means.
>>29813316>(I bet 50 that shewould have got a bonus for not telling us tech we stole is (c) us)That makes no sense at all for a business to do
>>29813461and I propose that we buy a few mini-nuke grenades and a flamethrower.
>>29813487we work as shadowrunners, they could enforce that tech we steal belong to our company, or to the company who contracted us for the job
>>29813556>we work as shadowrunnersno we don't> they could enforce that tech we steal belong to our company, or to the company who contracted us for the jobthey already said we keep anything we bring back that is not in the mission brief
Hey Fall Guy, is the interest individual to the item cost, or is the interest from the total cost of the all items?If it's the former, we start paying off the highest debt item [45,000 Credit CQC Package], and then start paying of the other two items before their interest makes them equivalent. However, If it's the latter we're doomed.
OP is going to deliver soon, since posting stopped
>>29813556This reminds me. Remember what what's-her-face girl in HR said. Any data, blueprints, et cetera that we find on the mission legally belong to us. We can either keep them, or sell them to the company for a bonus. With our engineering skills we might actually be able to do something with blueprints if we can find them.
>>29813461Is english not your first language? Because the way you type frustrates me. >semenn cameWhat are you trying to tell me captcha?
>>29813622no need to chew up posts with a running commentary
>>29813622No shit, Sherlock.
>>29813622Okay, could you stop fucking posting insipid bits of commentary? Or rather, could you just stop posting at all, and stick your trip where your terrible English resides? Thanks.
>>29813837Thank you for saying what I was too cowardly to. No sarcasm.
“Hey, Svenja, I ever see you in the bar-”“And you’re not forefighting a senior merc?”“Yeah. Drinks on me. You’re a good HR advisor.”You leave before Svenja can reply, bustling away from her office and off to the Tram system. You want some goddamned guns. You ride the Tram down to the Armory, too excited to contemplate the stars. Hopping out of the Tram, you happen to find yourself walking into the the Armory alongside one of your soon to be squadmates, Cyrus Jalali. The pair of you contemplate each other for a moment before bumping fists. “Yeaaa-haha-hhh,” Cyrus says as your knuckles bounce against each other.“So Ivan, what’re you doing down in the Armory?” asks Cyrus as the pair of you walk towards the front desk.“Just signed up for Operation Shattered Moon, came here for some dakka,” you respond, grinning.“Haha, no shit? I’m here for the exact same reason.”Cyrus extends a fist for another bump. You decide it would be churlish to leave him hanging. As the pair of you reach the front desk Cyrus gestures you forward. “You first, Dropmate.”You nod your thanks and walk up to the Armorer’s desk. A middle aged woman stares at you dully. “Hey so I-” you attempt to say. She does not let you. “Send me the requisition paper work, and I can set you up with a combat package.”Must be the file Elda sent you. You forward it to the Armorer. She considers it for less than a second in her e-glasses. “You’ll need a vacuum ready envirosuit that is certified for deep space radiation. Also, you’ll need oxygen tanks. Let me send you an option sheet.”A link appears in your e-glasses. You click it.>options incoming
>COSWARE Mark 2 Deep Space Operations Suit: 7,500 credits>COSWARE Mark 3 Deep Space Operations Suit: 9,500 credits [suit substantially strengthened against rips and tearing]>COSWARE O2 Tank Mark 1: 1,000 credits [30 min of O2]>COSWARE O2 Tank Mark 2: 1,500 credits [45 min of O2]>COSWARE O2 Tank Mark 3: 2,000 credits [80 min of O2]>MagLock Boots: 2,500 credits [Allows you to stay attached to metallic structures in the absence of gravity]“You don’t necessarily have to get any of these items, but they are all recommended for Space Ops.”>What do you choose?
>>29813923>ChurlishThat's a good word.
>>29813967>COSWARE Mark 3 Deep Space Operations Suit: 9,500 credits [suit substantially strengthened against rips and tearing]>COSWARE O2 Tank Mark 3: 2,000 credits [80 min of O2]>MagLock Boots: 2,500 credits [Allows you to stay attached to metallic structures in the absence of gravity]I don't want to die alone in space
>>29814008Dude that's like half our current money...
>>29814008I guess I'll second this. Having our blood boil out of our orifices doesn't sound like a good time.
>>29813967>COSWARE Mark 3 Deep Space Operations Suit: 9,500 credits [suit substantially strengthened against rips and tearing]>COSWARE O2 Tank Mark 3: 2,000 credits [80 min of O2]>MagLock Boots: 2,500 credits [Allows you to stay attached to metallic structures in the absence of gravity]oh boy we love debt
>>29813967I'd say the best.We don't want to die off in space.Then again, we might do with just mark 2 and maglock, but we'll need the oxygen anyway.
>>29814008seconded. Go big, be the best, pay off our debts.Hang on, >>29813967are these rentals, or do we keep the Suit and Boots afterwards?
>>29813967>>COSWARE Mark 2 Deep Space Operations Suit: 7,500 credits>>COSWARE O2 Tank Mark 1: 1,000 credits [30 min of O2]>>MagLock Boots: 2,500 credits [Allows you to stay attached to metallic structures in the absence of gravity]So can we return them later?
>>29814025what, you honestly think we're going to get out of debt by our second op? we're gonna be in the red for a while, at least until we can get more ranks and better paying ops
>>29813967Indeed Anon. indeed >>29814008>COSWARE Mark 3 Deep Space Operations Suit: 9,500 credits [suit substantially strengthened against rips and tearing]>COSWARE O2 Tank Mark 3: 2,000 credits [80 min of O2]>MagLock Boots: 2,500 credits [Allows you to stay attached to metallic structures in the absence of gravity]
I'm guessing we're keeping them.
Seems like you guys want the best gear.And yes, you keep it.
>>29813967Maybe we can go for the Mark 2 instead of 3? MagLock and the 80 minutes of Oxygen seem fairly non-optional though.>>29813900No, resides as in the verb 'to reside'.
I just checked.Clayton is a newbie or someone not too popular, because he's not in the charsheet
>>29813967>COSWARE Mark 3 Deep Space Operations Suit: 9,500 credits [suit substantially strengthened against rips and tearing]>COSWARE O2 Tank Mark 2: 1,500 credits [45 min of O2]>MagLock Boots: 2,500 credits [Allows you to stay attached to metallic structures in the absence of gravity]>>29814073>>29814058This better mean we never have to buy space gear again.
>>29814096Can we get some kind of grappling hook, then?Axe it up IN SPACE.
>>29814103If we're gonna skimp anywhere, I'd rather it be the oxygen tank rather than the suit that keeps space from killing us.
anon opinion on the clayton guy?I'm guessing sniper, since cyrus is heavy and noriko is CQC/commando
>>29814154no idea, we haven't met him yet, hence why he is not in the charsheet
>>29814133Might as well buy the best air tank, its only 1000 credit over the basic model and we probably won't have to ever replace it.
>>29814172we had second hand info on the vets and most of the middlemen.This guy not being in the sheet is suspicious
>>29814154Why don't we wait for the OP to tell us before making useless conjecture?
>>29814201Because he's not telling us, or else he would have told us by now
>>29814198>>29814154I think you should lurk more, Dr.
>>29814198>>29814229jesus christ your starting to get annoyingput your shadowruns away namefag
>>29814198OP already said that a lot more people work for the company than we know about. Chill out.
>>29814229Chill out. Wait for the OP. Stop being an annoying namefag.
>>29814229It's like he's this quest's own mini fluff provider. Or is it fluff bringer now?
>>29814363I've got less than 0 idea who the fuck you're talking about.
“I suppose I’ll go for the mark 3 O2 tank and mark 3 Suit. And... the boots. Why the hell not?”“Very good, sir,” replies the Armorer in a tone that suggests she could give two shits whether or not it was very good. “Please step into the fitting room for your equipment, and we’ll be done for today.”You wince as you see the credits transfer away from your checking account, already slightly depleted from your barfight earlier.-14,000 creditsNew total: 8,468 creditsYou step into the fitting room, whites walls and floor marred where a device in the center of the room scans you. A few minutes of waiting later, and a hidden cubby opens, containing your new gear. You exit the fitting room, equipment in hand, and nod to Cyrus.Returning to your room, you spend the rest of the day transferring armor plates to your new enviro suit, equipping your boots, and attaching your O2 tank to the appropriate slot on your back armor. You feel a bit bad for Cyrus. One of the reasons you trained in the techie specialization was to avoid re-equipping fees.You go to bed early, the drop is in 1000 hours.Hope it pays well...
Am I the only one who likes the idea of not giving a shit about how much debt we rack up and just buying the best gear and being an awesome merc for the company?
>>29814420no grappling hook for highspeed space melee?
>>29814420Alright, last post for the night. Next thread may be on Monday, as in tomorrow. Expect lots of action and explosions.I swear, I usually can't run on Mondays, but it's so goddamn cold here that college was just canceled for tomorrow.Good threads everyone, keep an eye on the twitter for updates.
>>29814420>No re-equipping feesHey, maybe engie wasn't such a bad choice.
>>29814475maybe we could build one ourselves?also, offer to tech up cyrus' stuff
>>29814475we can just tie a cable to our tomahawk
>>29814498won't work, seismic pack would blow the cable and throw it around after impact
>>29814491good run today FG, what time you going to be running tomorrow?
>>29814491Neat. Thanks for being a champ Fall Guy
>>29814540I think we should tie the cable to the part that we hold with our hand? The part that ISNT affected by the seismic pack(aside from recoil)?
>>29814540says who, it would be stupid if we couldnt turn the thing offfuck your annoying
>>29814551Probably 11:00 server time, same as today.Definitely won't be running as long though.
>>29814644bugger, 3am for me
good night fallguy.Hope I can get here tomorrow
>>29814644Yo.How do you feel about fan content?
>>29814751What sort, anon?
>>29814800Feel free, I lack any opinions on the issue. Keep it to pastebin though, although I imagine you already know to do that.
>>29814860I do. And won't even post till after the thread is over. I know my place.Thanks for the word
>>29814491Thank you for running fall guy.sensually
someone remember to archive best quest please.
>>29816742Misarchivist beat us all to the punch, anon.