Nothing too special to say, so let's get this started!Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20QuestPast Quests:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Questhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Pararescue%20Witcheshttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Hunter%20QuestROSTER AND STATS: http://pastebin.com/AgTjNxdmFACILITIES: http://pastebin.com/5Fk5p19YYou are the PRODUCER, a former soldier hired to manage a group of teenage girls on their rise to stardom, assuming they don't get killed in the process!You've just recently come back from your idols' very first live performance, and you consider it a pretty good success. Jenner has already mentioned some potential sponsors and other jobs, so it looks like things are looking up.But, first things first, it seems like your idols learned a lot from the performance, and all that training that came before it. >Rin, Rochelle, Julie, and Cole have all LEVELED UP. You can pick one of their stats (except for Appeal and Morale) to permanently increase!
>>29958903Rin: AGRochelle: AGCole: INTJulie: INT
>>29959003>(except for Appeal and Morale)>what is reading
>>29959003>(except for Appeal and Morale)Please read more carefully next time...
>>29958903Increase everyone's Agility except Cole, she INT up.
>>29958903Rin AgiJulie StrRochelle IntCole Agi
>>29958903>ColeINT>JulieAG>RinSTR(she needs the stamina)>RochelleAG.
>>29959075Oh God, I will be so fucking mad if the Tribunal doesn't become canon at some point.
>>29958903Cole: IntJulie: IntRin: StrRochelle: Ag
>>29959063>>29959085>>29959031Julie is the Heavy Armor specialist, we're better off giving her more Strength.
>>29959075>Here to elaborate on him is our resident expert on strategy: Jager Sturmfuhrer PhD.>Jager Sturmfuhrer PhD.MyGod.jpeg
>>29959110Sorry, wrong one loaded.Alright guys, you'll be on your own after the second part of this post for maximum audience participation. Today, we have a special guest star.Gentlemen...It has come to our attention that Clover Entertainment has become a new competitor in the idol industry since the success of their concert even though one of their idols was pulled from performing, and are now gaining a respectable following. A small number of these fans are surprisingly the gangers they had defeated only weeks ago. It seems that Dr. Rotsneatitpierce's predictions are slowly coming true. More importantly, we have discovered new critical information about this elusive "Producer".Our reports state that he had spent some time in the military before joining Clover Entertainment and from our what our agents have gathered, he played as Oddjob in Goldeneye. Aside from that, we barely have any information about him. This "Producer" clearly shows signs of being a master strategist and tactician with a genius level IQ who covered up all information relating to him.Here to elaborate on him is our resident expert on strategy: Jager Sturmfuhrer PhD. (1/2)
>>29959133WHY DO I HEAR THE MUSIC NOW!?!also I found this today
>>29959130i prefer her being able to dodge, since her agility is shit, plus it helps with dancing.
>>29959133To the average person, this "Producer" may seem like a blundering idiot who only excels in fighting and making spur of the moment decisions without thinking of the consequences. Do not let this man fool you! He is in fact skilled in being completely unreadable, almost as if a dozen different people are trying to tell him what to do.This is a ploy used by him to make himself seem completely incompetent and harmless to his enemies as he plans to obliterate them all in one swift motion. With his unpredictability, he is impossible to plan for as he can seemingly ruin or aid us like a true "Wild Card". But once Clover Entertainment dominates the industry, he'll be able to control the world with an army of loyal fans and idols enforcing a New World Order! This... "man" is a tactical genius who has gone through intense mental discipline. One can only imagine the convoluted plans within plans he is thinking of right now... What inhuman thoughts of chronic and sustained cruelty he wishes to inflict upon the world... (2/2)
>>29958903Rin: AGIGenerally useful.Julie: STRShe's our Heavy Armor specialist.Rochelle: INTOur field commander.Cole: INTDem delicious powers yo.
>>29959133>Jager Sturmfuhrer PhD>Jager Sturmfuhrer>PHD
Rolled 2>>29958903>Rin: STRShe this boosts up her stamina and will allow her to play longer shows, plus this will stop people from throwing everything at her to increase her defenses.>Julie: AGIt allows her to dodge and dance better.>Rochelle: Lets the dice decide for me.1.INT2.STR3.AG>Cole: INTIncrease in powers and ability to remeber songs/dances.
>>29959142>soundwave as a idolyes...
>>29958903Rin:STRRoch: StrJulie:AGLCole: INTand don't forget the P.U.C.H.I.s Merc! just because this is a cyberpunk setting, does not mean we can't have a little amusement here.
>>29959133>Jager Sturmfuhrer PhD.I know what his PHD thesis was on.
>>29958903>Rin: AGI>Julie: STR>Rochelle: INT>Cole: INT
Okay, so it seems like consensus would be:Rin: AGIRochelle: INTJulie: STRCole: INTIs that acceptable?
>>29959151I've done my homework on this "Producer" character. War veteran. Special forces. Served in the Persian Gulf and a couple tours in Vietnam War 2. He's deadly when a rifle in his hands and even deadlier when you give him a squad he trusts.There wouldn't be many ways to kill him that I'd consider... economical... but there are ways to get to him. I have an agent prepared to infiltrate the band under the guise of a new idol. With her we can get close to this man. Know how he thinks, what he's planning. And, when he least expects it, be able to eliminate him.
>>29959142Soundwace: Superior. Other Idols: Inferior
>>29959301>a couple tours in Vietnam War 2Vietnam war 2 huh?
>>29959301No... we shall watch from a safer distance...
Wait, we've already done a concert? Did I miss a thread?
>>29959307watch out for her guitar she calls "laser beak"http://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=1098788
Ri=ag,ag,str,str,ag,str,str,agRo=ag,int,ag,ag,int,str,str,intCo=int,ag,int,int,int,int,int,intJu=int,str,ag,int,str.ag,ag,str>>29959296Are the votes, so the proper one is this Merc.Rin=Ag or STRRochelle=AGJulie=AG or STRCole=INT.
>>29959380rumble and frenzy sing back up?
I think that we should have a birthday event for our idols. I can only think of giving an original 1911 to Rochelle as a gift (ideally). The others may be a bit harder to figure out, but it also gives us the chance to get to know each of our daughterus more. Any other suggestions for birthday gifts for our idols, lest it turns out like this?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u85wVlFBBW8
>>29959296Alright,Rin's AGI increases by 1!Rochelle's INT increases by 1!Julie's STR increases by 1!Cole's INT increases by 1!After a bit of hard tutoring, Cole has learned a new electric ability! (Choose one)>Touch of Healing: Sends an electric shock through a person's heart in an effort to restart it. Can be used to resuscitate incapacitated allies.>Biosensor: Can sense the presence of threats based off the EM fields they generate. Effective up to 100 meters.>EMP: Generates a powerful electromagnetic pulse that will disable unshielded electronics in a five meter radius.
>>29959562>Biosensor: Can sense the presence of threats based off the EM fields they generate. Effective up to 100 meters.
>>29959562>>Touch of Healing
>>29959562>>Biosensor: Can sense the presence of threats based off the EM fields they generate. Effective up to 100 meters.
>>29959562>Biosensor: Can sense the presence of threats based off the EM fields they generate. Effective up to 100 meters.And people wanted to ditch this cute little psycho.
>>29959562EMP will be more immediately useful.Having the ability to revive SOUNDS good, but it's likely the injured person in question will need far more medical attention than just an electric shock.
>>29959562>Touch of Healing: Sends an electric shock through a person's heart in an effort to restart it. Can be used to resuscitate incapacitated allies.biosensor seems like it would be overloaded when in a crowd
>>29959562>EMP: Generates a powerful electromagnetic pulse that will disable unshielded electronics in a five meter radius.Why do i feel like Cole is gonna end up being the smartest one of the group.
>>29959562>Cole's INT increases to 1fix'd
>>29959638She'll certainly be the most versatile. And our go to counter against drones.
>>29959562>>Touch of Healing: Sends an electric shock through a person's heart in an effort to restart it. Can be used to resuscitate incapacitated allies.Just to make her think of new uses of her ability.
>>29959562>Touch of Healing: Sends an electric shock through a person's heart in an effort to restart it. Can be used to resuscitate incapacitated allies
>>29959597What worries me the most is the girl that we left behind in the Tombs... Will she reappear and become an ally or an enemy?
>>29959685We can recruit her once we get more money.
Quick question why did people want to rais rins AG?I though giving her 2 STR would be better.>>29959685We will be going after her, we agreed upon all body guard idols shall be from the tomb.
>>29959562>>Touch of Healing: Sends an electric shock through a person's heart in an effort to restart it. Can be used to resuscitate incapacitated allies.
>>29959595>>29959669>>29959680>>29959751Biosensor is only useful if one of our idols fall. Biosensor is more useful to *prevent* such a situation from occurring.
>>29959797Adding to this, once we switch out Biosensor, we can switch out K-Zwolf's default loadout to something more combat-oriented as well.
>>29959797that's assuming the Dice don't have their way. You forget that that this is luck based not skill based.
>>29959562>Cole learned BIOSENSOR!You've also earned some money from the performance as well. The manager was kind enough to pay you $2500 for the trouble. It wasn't really a large sum, but more than enough to pay the bills.PAYMENT: 2500CURRENT UPKEEP: 1700TREASURY: 2100Well, in either case, all there was to do was find the next job.>Talk to Jenner about jobs.>Check Marc's product catalog.>Check up on your idols.>Other
>>29959835True, but I'm in the camp that information is just as powerful as a good gun.>>29959848Being impossible to sneak up upon will go a very long way in prevent us from getting into shitty situations.
>>29959871>Check up on idols
>>29959871>Check up on your idols.ask them how it was for them.then>Talk to Jenner about jobs.
>>29959871>Check up on your idols.We should see how Rochelle is doing.
>>29959871>Check up on your idols.>Talk to Jenner about jobs.>OtherAsk Jenner about current fame.
>>29959871>Talk to Jenner about jobs.Need more Dosh
>>29959871>>Check up on your idols.>>29959880assuming we don't roll a 1, ruining it.
Meanwhile...It seems that on last Sunday, our Armchair Commander has successfully channelled the power of the Elder Dice Gods, bringing us a new source of "Moe" for Project Blacklight. With this new source of Moe for the Blacklight Project, the world will flock to her and obey every beck, and call.But we must remain cautious, the Elder Dice Gods are fickle and will bring about woe to their followers for mere entertainment. We must maintain a low profile, and wait....
>>29959880Information is no good if you don't have the ability to act on it.Cole's biosensor covers the information side of things, and K-Zwolf is the only heavy hitter we have available.
>>29959935True. I wonder if it's possible to rig K-Zwolf to quickchange configurations.
>>29959871>>Check up on your idols.>Check Marc's product catalog.
>>29959871>>Talk to Jenner about jobs.>>Check up on your idols.Merc, question. Is K-ZWolf shielded from EMP?
>>29960124God I hope so.
>>29959871You decide to go check up on your idols. After all, you couldn't have pulled off that performance without them. The least you could do was thank them. And see how they were dealing with it. You walk up the dorms, where you're pretty sure the girls would be awake by now. Sure enough, they're in the common room, lazing around and watching TV. Apparently watching an idol show."Jesus, how do they wear outfits like that?!" Cole frowns. "They're practically naked!""Yeah, but look at those LEGS! That FLEXIBILITY!" Julie grins. "Goddamn I'd break a guy's neck to get legs like those!""I don't think that's how the saying's supposed to go..." Rochelle frowns."Hey girls." You say to grab their attention."Hi, Producer!" They respond. "So how are you all feeling?" You ask."Totally fucking stoked!" Julie grins. "I think I could get used to this!""It was okay I guess." Cole grumbles."Well, I'd like to get a chance to prove myself..." Rochelle sighs.>Apologize to Rochelle about having to cut her from the performance.>Tease Cole about her new fan club.>Other
>>29960152>>Tease Cole about her new fan club.
>>29960124Yes, most top of the line military hardware is EMP-shielded. However, even shielded equipment may be impaired.
>>29960152>Tease Cole about her new fan club.We've already talked to Rochelle about it. Let's just keep moving forward.
>>29960152>Apologize to Rochelle about having to cut her from the performance.>OtherAlso, change K-Zwolf's default loadout to Close Combat. We don't need Recon now that Cole has the biosensor.
>>29960152>>Tease Cole about her new fan club.No need to bring up the cut.
>>29960152>OtherSwitch out K-Zwolf's loadout to Close Combat. Unobtrusive and nasty.
>>29960152>OtherCongratulate all of them for their great first performance, and thank Rochelle for being a good sport about leaving her out. Assure her that we'll definitely include her in the next performance.
>>29960217Supporting this.Also, switch out K-Zwolf's loadout.
>>29960217This and tease cole on her new fan club.I like to have the mental image of Coles fans of burly men getting wrecked by teenage girls.
>>29960217Lets go with this.
>>29960217So long as we bring up the Cole fanclub, I support this.
>>29960152>>Tease Cole about her new fan club.we told her that will happen
>>29960217Sounds good.Also, I support the other calls to switch out that loadout.
>>29959926the fluff will observe this.... Tribunal. to see if they will hinder the plans for our Idols. and stop them if needed. the Idols must complete their destiny. >>29960152>Othera 1/4 of apolpgize to rochelle, the rest to teasing cole.
>Not even a situation to use yet>All this talk of loadoutCant you guys like, wait for a situation to develop before deciding on something to use?
>>29960342We're talking about the default loadout, ie, the loadout we're going to have with us if a band of cyborg ninjas attack us out of nowhere.
>>29958903Oh shit is this a MAID-inspired management quest?Damn son this looks cool
>>29960342this is /tg/ (and possibly bits of /k/) so yeah they'd have a boner for shit like this.
>>29960372That would mean that we'd be on a mission or out and if we were, we'd likely have choosen a loadout before hand.
>>29960437Or they attack us while we're trying to enjoy some ice cream, where we don't have the luxury of choosing it out.
>>29960217supporting this as well.I'm voting against changing his default config as two sets of eyes are better than one.What kind of idiot puts all his eggs in one basket? Oh wait, /tg/.
>>29960501We don't have ANY heavy guns, apart from Cole whose combat skills are unknown, the only sample we've gotten is against some random gangster mook. Meanwhile the gangster was well on his way to beating the shit out of Rochelle, which could've been handled better if we had a more combat oriented build to work with. Cole can take care of the recon, but heavy firepower is a niche we need filled in any serious combat situation.
>>29960152"Well, anyways," You continue, "I'd just like to thank all of you for doing your best in the performance, even you, Rochelle, and I promise you'll be in the next one.""Thanks, Producer." Rochelle smiles."Anyways, Cole, you temptress, I never knew you'd pick up a fanclub so fast!""Shut up." Cole grumbles."Come on, I thought you'd enjoy having a legion of guys willing to die at your command!" "I-It just feels really creepy!" Cole cries. "I never had anybody actually LIKE me!""Oh, and you'll love this next part." You say, waving a letter in the air. "They sent fanmail too. Guess what they're calling their club?""I have a feeling I'm going to hate it." Cole sighs."They're calling themselves the Tunnel Snakes.""Awesome." Rochelle nods."Oh how sweet! Even though they're a bunch of lawbreaking scumbags, that's still really sweet!" Julie coos."Really stupid..." Cole frowns. "Why'd they get all attached to me, anyways?""Well, Cole," You explain, "most gangs are run by the person that proves themselves to be the strongest. Considering you beat the snot out of them with little apparent effort, they probably see you as their new leader now!""Fucking kill me." Cole sighs.>Come on, a lot of idols would literally KILL for a fan club!>Well, it's not like you have to actually interact with them or anything.>Too bad, you're stuck with them! FOREVER!>Other
>>29960572that only happened due to bad dice.
>>29960641>>Come on, a lot of idols would literally KILL for a fan club!It's true (the kill part in this age)
>>29960641>>Come on, a lot of idols would literally KILL for a fan club!
>>29960641>>Too bad, you're stuck with them! FOREVER!Or at least until Cole's career is over.
>>29960641>>Other"You did HIT on them, after all~"
>>29960641>Come on, a lot of idols would literally KILL for a fan club!"It's a group of people who recognize your strength and ability. What's not to like?"
>>29960642And we need insurance should we get bad dice again.
>>29960641>>Come on, a lot of idols would literally KILL for a fan club!Tunnel snakes rule!We're the tunnel snakes.That's us.And we rule!
>>29960641>Come on, a lot of idols would literally KILL for a fan club!Come on Cole, look at the awesome side. You now have a gang of scumbags to watch your back whenever, and they'll probably buy the shit that you advertise.
>>29960641>>Come on, a lot of idols would literally KILL for a fan club!How long more before we can adopt her
>>29960691that's assuming the result of the bad dice doesn't override that as there doesn't seem to be any effect on dice results from the stats (practically making them non-existant)
>>29960711After her loyalty mission.
>>29960721Better than having no insurance at all.
>>29960691We still have one more star power left.
>>29960641>Well, it's not like you have to actually interact with them or anything.Cut her a little slack.
>>29960641>Come on, a lot of idols would literally KILL for a fan club!Tunnel snakes rule!
>>29960758And what are you going to do when we don't have any left?
>>29960785Bank more twenties?How do you not know this.
>>29960845And how exactly are you going guarantee we'll have points when we need it?You can't, because it's based on luck.
>>29960641>Come on, a lot of idols would literally KILL for a fan club!
>>29960641"Come on, Cole, a lot of idols would literally KILL for a fan club!" You grin. "I know! It's just... I"m more used to ordering around people because they're AFRAID of me!" Cole wails. "I never had to deal with people doing stuff for me because they WANT to!""Welcome to the world of idols." You say. "In either case, you shouldn't worry too much about it.""Can't I just like, beat them up, or something?" Cole sighs."Cole, beating them up is what caused them to follow you in the first place. Doing it more would only make them like you more.""GODDAMNIT!" Cole yells. "NOTHING MAKES SENSE ANYMORE!"At that moment, Rin comes up the stairs, carrying her usual bag with her change of clothes. "Oh, hey everybody. Hi Producer." Rin nods. "I see you're having a good time.""Going back to practice already?" You whistle. "You're quite the trooper.""Yeah, well, I need to keep my skills sharp, right?" Rin grins."Stop it, Rin, you're making the rest of us look bad." Rochelle sighs."Sorry!" Rin giggles and then turns to you. "Oh, and I'm not sure if you know or not, but I did sort of notice some guy hanging out in front of the office when I came in. He sort tried to ignore me when I said hi to him. Kinda weird.""Ah, I see." You say, trying to suppress your instincts to panic. Instead, you calmly walk to the window and look out, and indeed see a person hanging out on the bench across the street.>Probably just paparazzi. Just leave him be.>Better check it out, just in case.>Other
>>29960998>OtherSend out K-Zwolf in stealth configuration to scope this person out.
>>29960998>>Better check it out, just in case.Possible idol?
>>29960876You asked for insurance against bad dice.Good equipment is still nothing since nat 1 fucks all.
>>29960998>>Better check it out, just in case.
>>29960998>Probably just paparazzi. Just leave him be.Don't panic, P-San
>>29960998>>Better check it out, just in case.Better safe than sorry.
>>29961032Not the anon, but it doesn't matter if it's a 1 because if our highest roll is below 10, we're screwed.
>>29960998>Better check it out, just in case.Get a photo of his face, run a search on it.
>>29961032It doesn't have to be a nat 1 anon, we just have to fail.
>>29960998>Better check it out, just in case.
>>29961069I think it might be a good idea to add a difficulty check to rolls.
>>29961038>>29961048>>29961055>>29961063>>29961073>>29961082Hey guys, if we confront him, can we have stealth K-Zwolf trail him afterwords to confirm his story?
>>29961102Sure thing, seems reasonable.
>>29961102Didn't people just vote to get rid of his stealth build?
>>29961097You say this like it isn't already a thing.
>>29961102Depends on his/her story though.Lets see whats going on first.
>>29961148We might lose him if we don't do it immediately.Also, that person can literally say anything we we don't know if it's true or not.>>29961140Merc really needs to tell us how quickly we can change K-Zwolf's configuration.
>>29960998Well, it could just be simple paparazzi. Jenner warned you this was something that would inevitably happen once your idols started getting more popular. However, you feel that it was better be safe than sorry."Alright girls, don't you have practice to do? Get going!" You say, shooing them away."Awwwww, fine." Julie sighs."Yes sir, let's go, Cole." Rochelle says, tugging Cole by the collar."But I don't want toooooooo..."With your girls gone, you could now properly focus on the problem at hand.>Go confront the stranger yourself.>Send K-Zwolf to scout him out.>Other
>>29961245>>Go confront the stranger yourself.
>>29961210>Merc really needs to tell us how quickly we can change K-Zwolf's configuration.K-Zwolf is completely modular. The process only takes a few minutes, assuming you're not getting shot at or anything.
>>29961245>Send K-Zwolf to scout him out.
>>29961245>>Send K-Zwolf to scout him out.
>>29961245>Send K-Zwolf to scout him out.Stealth engaged.
>>29961245>Go confront the stranger yourself
>>29961245>Go confront the stranger yourself.
>>29961245>>Send K-Zwolf to scout him out.Also bring Rochelle in on it. Treat it as a hands on training lesson.
>>29961245>OtherTake a photo of the guy's face and run some searches.
>>29961306Nah, that not necessary.
>>29961245>>Go confront the stranger yourself.I think having K-ZWolf would just spook him.
Rolled 5>>29961245>go confront him. With K-Z wolf in tow
>>29961407The point is that he won't even see or know that he was there.
>>29961245"K-Zwolf." You speak through your networked Harbinger connection. Even though he was imprinted to Rochelle, you still had authority to give him orders. "Are you active?""ALL SYSTEMS NOMINAL." The cyber hound rumbles. "DO YOU HAVE A NEW MISSION?""Yes. Are you in stealth configuration?""AFFIRMATIVE.""There's a unknown target outside the office. I want to you engage stealth mode and gather data on him.""AFFIRMATIVE."You then look through K-Zwolf's eyes as it bounds out of the office, closing in on the stranger. As it gets near, K-Zwolf slows its pace. You see several vision mode changes as K-Zwolf thoroughly scans the stranger."Are there any weapons?" You ask."ONLY DETECTABLE EQUIPMENT ARE IMAGE RECORDING AND COMMUNICATION DEVICES.Hm, well that seems to support your suspicion he was merely a paparazzi. However, just to be sure..."K-Zwolf, get a picture of his face and transmit to me.""AFFIRMATIVE."K-Zwolf uses its optic sensors to snap a picture of the stranger's face, which you then run though an online idol service that runs a registry of known paparazzi. MATCH FOUND. CERTAINTY: 96%RENALDO HATACONFIRMED PAPARRAZOTHREAT LEVEL: LOWHuh, well, guess you got worked up over nothing, then."ADDITIONAL ORDERS, SIR?" K-Zwolf queries.>Nah, just leave him alone.>Scare him off.>Exterminate.>Other
>>29961556>OtherConfront him now, and K-Zwolf will trail him later.
>>29961556>Exterminate.Paparazzi are scum.
>>29961556>Nah, just leave him alone.>OtherMeet him in person.
>>29961592>>29961587We need the press people.>>29961556>OtherConfront him now, and K-Zwolf will trail him later.
>>29961556>>Nah, just leave him alone.No murderhoboing today.
>>29961556>OtherWe'll go see what he wants.
>>29961556>Exterminate.>>29961615We need press that aren't complete scumshit.
>>29961556>>OtherPut the boots to him. Medium style.
>>29961587>>29961592>>29961630Dude, we need the press at the moment, we're just starting out. We'll be punching the paparazzi in no time.
>>29961630do you not understand how good of a sign this is?We can use this to get more jobs, and spread awareness.
>>29961630Start out small, man.
>>29961556>Nah, just leave him alone.>oTHERConfront him
>>29961556>Nah, just leave him alone.I'm pretty sure budding celebrities require the paparazzi for publicity.
I just want to point out that indiscriminate slaughter of the press will not win us any allies, and in the worst case the press will decide to gang up on us in retaliation. We're a long way from the point where we could handle a smear campaign from butthurt journalists.Paparazzi may be scum, but he hasn't done anything to warrant extermination just yet.
>>29961556Corner him while I walk out to meet him.I want this person to ... not flee, before I have a chance to say hi.
>>29961668BETTER IDEAresearch his work, figure out just how much of a scumbag he is.If he's a idol-stalker that puts up all the porniest pictures he can? Yeah, fuck pedophilia
>>29961556>Other"Come into my lair," said the P-san to the paparazzi...>RENALDO HATA>HATAI seem to recall a certain newspaper club chick from Seitokai Yakuindomo voiced by Satomi Arai...
9961556>>OtherInvite him in for tea.Just touch bases for awhile.Hes in the intrl trade and he might be useful if we do some gi e and take.
>>29961693>>29961698Yeah, support these ideas.
>>29961692Redwood pls go
>>29961693I really hope the name is just a reference and not an indicator of his competency, because no security network on the planet can stop Hata from getting the scoop.
>>29961692These girls are all in their teens if I recall, so yeah I don't think pedophilia is the right word.
>>29961556>>Nah, just leave him alone.Go and see what he wants.
>>29961766Ephebophilia seems like a better fit and is basically what idols run on.
>>29961556"K-Zwolf, hold position. I'm going to confront him." You say."AFFIRMATIVE. STANDING BY."Taking a deep breath, you walk out of the office, trying to stay nonchalant. You don't want to spook him or anything. You keep walking, keeping an eye through K-Zwolf's visual feed to see if this Renaldo guy would follow you. However, he remains in place, even after you round the corner, which means he's definitely here for the idols. Good thing the windows were tinted. You then quickly circle around the block, planning to come up behind him. Thanks to your army training, you get behind him rather quickly, coming up and tapping him calmly on the shoulder."Excuse me sir.""Hey man, I- HOLY SHIT!" The paparozzo leaps into the air when he sees it's you."Ah, so you recognize me, then? Guess I don't have to go through the trouble of introducing myself, Mr. Hata." You smile with equal parts pleasure and malice.>INTERROGATE>INTIMIDATE>Other
>>29961807>>INTERROGATE>>OtherOffer some tea.
>>29961807>OtherBe polite, invite him in. He must be cold.
>>29961827>>29961832I like these two. Might as well make a good impression on someone who can help us or hurt us.
>>29961807>INTERROGATE>>OtherPolitely interrogate over a hot cup of tea or coffee... preferably spiked with brandy or something to loosen his tongue.
>>29961854Politeness is free, attack dogs are also cheap but can be done anytime.
Remember, be feared over being loved, and avoid being hated at all costs.
>>29961832I agree. Politely interrogate. Ask him to schedule something.
>>29961872Very true. And I bet he is mostly harmless.
>>29961878Basically the difference between Hitler and Stalin. Hitler survived 40-something assassination attempts. For Stalin, NO ONE EVEN DARED.
Shit, I missed the last thread. We didn't fuck up again did we?>>29961910http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Zeppelin_%28assassination_plot%29
>>29961940go read it.
>>29961940No, it actually went pretty well. Cole has a new fan club now.
>>29961940The concert went great, Rochelle had to be pulled off and had to help out Marc sell guns (which didn't go so well, but she learned) and Cole got a fan club from the gangers they beat up.
>>29961940Not really. We did find out Rochelle can't hawk guns for shit though.
>>29961968We should really tell Marc to at least call us before he pulls that kind of stunt again
>>29961987Meh, adaptability is important. Its not like he was getting her to pose nude with only a long gun to cover her fun bits or something.
>>29961968>>29961987To be fair, that was only a 'wait a moment' thing. The shoot went pretty well, especially with K-ZWolf
>>29961807"Hey now, I don't want to have any trouble..." Renaldo frowns."Don't worry!" You grin. "You know, you must be FREEZING out here, how about we go in have a cup of coffee? What do you say?"You can see Renaldo's eyes flit about as he considers his options. He could always try and cut and run, which was very tempting since he probably wasn't used to being treated this nice by a target. However, his curiosity gets the better of him and he nods."Sure, I could use a cup of joe.""Great!" You grin as you lead him to the office, a brief shimmer in the air the only evidence that K-Zwolf was following close behind."I see you brought a guest." Jenner says as she narrows her eyes at the sigh of Renaldo."Now now, Jenner, Mr. Hata here is our guest. Can you get us two cup of coffee?" You ask."All right." Jenner sighs. "Please don't break anything."With that, you finally start to ask Renaldo the hard questions."All right, Mr Hata." You say, clasping your hands together. "I'm just going to be blunt about this. What do you hope to gain from stalking my idols?""Whoa, hey, I think the term 'stalking' is a bit presumptuous there!" Renaldo laughs nervously. "I'm just trying to make an honest living, just like everybody else!">Interrogate further? Y/N
>>29962011thats for in the future well that type of deal will and will money.Its too early to try and sell dat innocence so cheaply.
>>29961739Does it need a word?Those are OUR GIRLS.The specifics matter not. Someone is using OUR GIRLS in said someone's work, without our permission.Though I'd like to bring the guy in, past a hall with our military shit, and tell him that we don't like him spying on us .... but are happy to have him pick up dirt on any competitors or opponents. Or especially other papparazi.[don't tell him this] Media hounds are not dogs. Dogs are social. Media hounds are as seagulls and will fight each-other for scraps. It would greatly surprise me if any given media hound DIDN'T have a dirty laundry basket too heavy even for our girls to lift. And where there's dirty laundry, media hounds will flock.
>>29962011I probably would have said yes, but it's really an access and respecting our authority issue here.
>>29961968well she was likely a shy sort.>>29961987It was unexpected but a learning experience.>>29962037>y>Ask him about why he's looking into the group.Gotta find out if he's out to make good press or bad press.
>>29962011We're gonna have to start setting some hard rules on stuff like that that
>>29962037Well then.Perhaps I could help with your "honest" activities. I could always use more "honest" peoples' help.
>>29962037>>Interrogate further? YAlso ask what magazine he works for.
>>29962037Y, lightly, keep it casualAlso search for his publications. Racy, bad or whatever. Find out the badness of the stuff he puts out. Display on our retina.Depending on it, we might be able yo come to some arrangements.
>>29962037>Y>Ask him about why he's looking into the group.>Ask which idols he is paid more for taking photos of.Friendly conversation. Set a couple of ground rules, like not to be present at odd hours. Release unharmed.
>>29962037>>Interrogate further? Y/NY. But be polite.We might be able to turn this to our advantage like we did with Marc. Use Hata as an asset.
>>29962037>>Interrogate further? Y/N"There's a difference between a papparazo and a reporter, mister hata. I've worked alongside war journalists. ""It may be honest living, but taking pictures of teenage girls has at least one shoe sitting in the scummy pond. You can understand my distrust, yes?"
>>29962037>YYes, I understand you're trying to make an honest living. We all are.However, when my idol said hi, you ignored her. That was not very respectful of her. I think if we all respect each other, we can get along.I think you owe her an apology. After you apologize, all allow you to take selective pictures of Rin and the rest of the idol group. I think if we work to together and respect each other, we both an benefit greatly out of this
>>29962037Tell him we would be happy to arrange for some photo ops, maybe even a few questions for the girls but on our terms. It has to be better than what he dose normally (and not very well it seems).
>>29962140Personally I think we need to know him better before we can make an offer like that. There's some dirty business around, lets be sure our girls don't get involved.
>>29962170Honestly, these is not such thing as bad press. But we do have to keep in mind the mental state of our girls.
>>29962197>>29962140>>29962170We should ask Lilith before making any deals.
>>29962216Yeah, a photo op might be a bit much, but let's at least tell him where we stand on his being around.
>>29962170True enough; lets hope a bit of talking-to will show him to be on the up and up. Or at least no worse than the next guy in his business
>>29962216I think we are fine, but later we can talk to Lilith.
>>29962216She probably had to deal with guys like this too.
>>29962216To add to myself:>>29962248At least give him our business card so we can make a deal with him later.
>>29962037"Well, Mr. Hata, what magazine do you work for?" You ask."Ah, well, er... I'm eh..." Renaldo looks away as if ashamed. "I'm uh, 'freelance' right now...""So that means you don't actually have a job...""Ack! So blunt!" Renaldo sighs."Look, Mr. Hata. I know the difference between photographers and paparazzi. I've worked with combat reporters in Kurdistan and Vietnam 2, and they're all standup people who don't hawk pictures of teenage girls to make some cash.""Yeah well..." Renaldo sighs. "Look, Mr. Producer, I'm just going to lay it to you straight. Journalism isn't what it used to be and nobody wants an old, washed up man like me on payroll. I wouldn't be doing this if people weren't willing to pay good money for it, and I got a daughter to put through school!""Hmm..." You nod absentmindedly as you mentally dig through his file deeper. You can in fact confirm he had a daughter and used to work as a legitimate photographer, that is, until all the news agencies in Delta City were bought out. Looking through pictures attributed to him, you didn't see anything TOO bad. Mostly just pictures of idols and other people of note walking around through public places. Apparently he wasn't the type to break and enter, like so many other paparazzi were willing to do.>He doesn't seem like a threat. Cut him loose.>Warn him to go bother someone else and never come back.>You might be able to help each other out here...>Other
>>29962430>You might be able to help each other out here...hmmmm....
>>29962430>You might be able to help each other out here...Apologize to Rin, and we'll allow for some selective shots here and there.Also, we should exchange business cards, we can help each other.
>>29962430>>You might be able to help each other out here...
>>29962430>>You might be able to help each other out here...Emphasize that we will be keeping an eye on his publications.
>>29962430>>You might be able to help each other out here...Staged glamour shots, a la Peter Parker's work for the Daily Bugle?Why the fuck not?
>>29962430>>You might be able to help each other out here...Seems like a decent asset
>>29962430>>You might be able to help each other out here...Agree to drop him a tip at some point and let him score some photos, idols get publicity.Make him understand that this building, however, is OFF LIMITS.
>>29962469that anime any good?
>>29962430>>You might be able to help each other out here...Lets see if we can cut a deal. That poor girl needs a good education after all...And wouldn't a dedicated photagrapher with connections be a great asset, especially if we can get one one on the cheap?
>>29962430>You might be able to help each other out here...Never hurts to have a "freelance" photographer in your pocket.>Vietnam 2Dear god, that sounds terrifying.
>>29962430>>You might be able to help each other out here...He doesn't seem that bad, though definitely set up limits.
>>29962430>You might be able to help each other out here...But we set some reasonable ground rules first.
>>29962492>That poor girl needs a good education after all......How old is this daughter of his? Can she be recruited as an idol in the future?
>>29962516This might be a good idea actaully.
>>29962516Well it's always good to have more options available.
>>29962516That might be a possible idea (unlikely though). An "incentive" so that he doesn't take risque photos of our idols.
>>29962516>had a daughterI wouldn't really bring it up unless he does.
>>29962516Let's not get ahead of ourselves....
>>29962540>>29962541>>29962543We are NOT preying on some poor guy's daughter, not without good reason.
>>29962533Why?The idea is sound and could work.
>>29962596I love nuggets but GOD DAMN!
>>29962516Depends if she's attractive
>>29962533I guess I came off forceful there. I'm just speculating aloud on a possible future recruit. I could have probably put that more politely, though. It probably came out as "Let's use this girl as a hostage to ensure good behavior."
>>29962635This. If his daughter isn't idol material, don't get his hopes up. At all. And I suspect the daughter is dead.
>>29962633I'm surprised the girls parents didn't get sent to jail.It also proves that genetics actually do play a part in some ones weight.>>29962651>>29962635Agreed
>>29962651K-Zwolf will follow him home to confirm his story and make sure he is not a spy or something.
>>29962651>And I suspect the daughter is dead.>>29962430>and I got a daughter to put through school!"Unless he's bonkers, which I think we would have instantly picked up on as soon as he made that statement if the file actually listed her as not-alive, she's alive.
>>29962679Oh, one of the lines was "had a daughter"
>>29962635This idea is starting to sound disturbingly rapey...
>>29962575Preying? WTF. She might, might be some one we could add to our little troupe in the future. No shady shit, just the same deal we offered to the other girl: Get famous or die trying. Nothing more, nothing less.
>>29962430>You might be able to help each other out here...You have a daughter.I seem to be in a business of managing similar people.You need pictures.I seem to have people you need pictures of.Hmm.
>>29962711Lets just say I fucking told you guys when we started going down this path.
>>29962711...By Jove, what have I done?
>>29962730OK, now it sounds like we're trying to coerce child prostitution....
>>29962730Can we not make him whore out his daughter.
>>29962711>>29962731welcome to /tg/ then. she'll be fine. just let the anons try to figure out who to waifu then.
>>29962750>>29962755Fine it's your quest.But I didn't want to prostitute or rape the girl, just make her dance and sing and perform on a stage with music and stuff.
>>29962711Well you have to be attractive to be an idol.Unless you're Chihaya, she somehow slipped by that requirement.
>>29962785I understand you, but if she made an idol, it better be because she's good, not because of some sort of shady backroom deal.
>>29962771My Waifus are money, connections, and influence.I care not if they come in the form of middle aged men, robots, or young girls.
>>29962801but muh shady backroom deals...
>>29962786she isn't ugly, just lacking in what other idols have in ample amounts (even the tomboy)
>>29962785It's everyone's quest. I'm not directly against having his daughter be an idol, but making livelihood conditional on it is just creepy.
>>29962430>Renaldo's daughter is very much alive. It was just an oversight on the tenses."You know, Mr. Hata, I think we could help each other out here...." You say."Huh?" Renaldo blinks as he takes a sip of his coffee."Well, we're obviously a new and budding idol company, so we need all the publicity we can get." You say. "I wouldn't object if we had someone who could distribute photos of our idols through the proper channels.""You'd really do that?" Renaldo gasps.(cont)
>>29962833I agree entirely.But I do not understand why this fact is pertinent.
>>29962802Damn straight. We DO NOT waifu the fucking talent. That should be like rule 1.
>>29962852"With conditions, of course." You say as you calmly sip your own coffee. "One, you don't release any pictures without my say so. Every photo you snap passes through ME first. Two, you DO NOT show up anywhere near the office or any of my idols' homes. Three, if you have any information on other idol companies, you come to us about it first. And fourth, you will go and apologize to Rin for not saying hi to her when she greeted you earlier this morning.""W-what?" Renaldo blinks."You heard me." You say flatly."You got a deal then." Mr. Renaldo grins. "You won't regret.""Let's hope I don't." You nod.You then escort Renaldo to the practice room so he could properly apologize to Rin."I'm sorry, miss." Renaldo bows his head in shame."A-ah, well, you didn't have to do this for me, Producer." Rin blinks."There's no excuse for rudeness." You respond. "And also, I'd like to announce that we've 'employed' Mr. Hata here to be one of our photographers! He'll juts be taking pictures of you doing regular stuff out in public, and never without your permission. Are you all okay with that?"The girls all look at each other and then just shrug."Well, it looks like we have a deal, then." You say to Mr. Hata."Thanks a lot!" He grins. "Don't worry, I'll be sure to make your girls shine!"With that, Renaldo leaves the office. You have K-Zwolf tail him for a few blocks before he boards the train station."Well, that was interesting." Jenner says as she looks at the surveillance feed. "I hope you know what you're doing.">Don't worry about it.>Yeah, I hope I am, too.>Other
>>29962872>Yeah, I hope I am, too.>OtherJenner, schedule a meeting with Lilith so we can hash out policy on handling paparazzi in the future.Also, do you have the information on our next jobs?
>>29962872>>Don't worry about it.
>>29962872>"I hope you know what you're doing."Smirk, and chuckle to ourselves, then grin widely, and be proud and happy.
>>29962872>Don't worry about it.Paparazzi are going to get their photos one way or another, may was well have some of them dancing to our tune rather than doing whatever the hell they want like they would otherwise.
>>29962906Second, also >Talk to Jenner about jobs.
>>29962872>>Yeah, I hope I am, too.>>OtherLet's find some gigs
>>29962872>>Yeah, I hope I am, too.I'm to old for this shit. But what's the worse that could happen? Like really, please tell me.Operating hstamiYes, I still love "My little operator can't be this cute" capcha.
>>29962872>Yeah, I hope I am, too.
>>29962872>Yeah, I hope I am, too.>OtherLet's see what jobs Jenner was able to get.
>>29963039Its not so bad being on this world.>>29963018>>29962942Seconded.
>>29962872"Yeah, I hope I am, too." You sigh. "Anyways, how should we deal with paparazzi in the future? It seems like a problem that's only going to get worse.""Well, you'll probably want to ask Lillith about that." Jenner grunts. "I have a job list. It's funny, just getting a bit of influence in District 2 changes things so much...""Influence?" You blink."Oh right." Jenner blinks. "I probably should have explained this to you earlier. Delta City is split up into 9 separate districts, all divided by socio-economic standing. When you start picking up fans and popularity in districts, your influence rises to show it. You'll usually get extra perks for districts you have high or complete influence in.""I see." You nod."But, you'd be careful. Gaining influence means you're taking it from another idol group, and they won't take that lying down. If you're going to try and take over a district, you'd better damn well be ready to fight over it.">Tell me more about Districts.>Tell me what jobs we've got.>Other
>>29963138>>Tell me more about Districts.I'd like to know more as knowing is half the battle.
>>29963138>Tell me more about Districts.The other half is Cole electrocuting everything.
>>29963138>>Tell me more about Districts.>>Tell me what jobs we've got.Whynot both?
>>29963138>Tell me more about Districts.
>>29963138>Tell me more about Districts.Also, who specifically has District 2?Afterwards>Tell me what jobs we've got.
>>29963138>>Tell me what jobs we've got.Let's focus on the District we have now.For now let's do jobs
>>29963138>Tell me more about Districts.Make sure to ask "What idol group controls District 2?" since it's the area we're probably going to focus on first. Know our enemies.
>>29963138>Tell me more about Districts.Maybe we can market ourselves as upcomers, sticking it against the man, fighting the good fight to those in the 'less developed' areas. MOst of our girls are from there anyway.
>>29963138>Tell me more about Districts.We obviously have to take over District 9.That way lies alien battlesuits comrades.
>>29963207All we have to do is throw cat food at the audience and we'l be revered as gods among men.
>>29963176Xie certainly has a bright future ahead of xir.
>>29963245>xirWhy would anyone willingly label them-self this? Sounds like something you would call a hostile aliens.
>>29963138>>Tell me more about Districts.>OtherWho did we take influence from?
>>29963138"Okay, so tell me more about the Districts." You lean back in your seat. "What are they like?""Well, like I said before, since Delta City is pretty much a very large company town, everything is tightly organized and segmented. District One is the richest while District 9 is the poorest. It sort of goes like this...">DISTRICT ONE: CITY CORE>The most affluent district, D1 is the home of all of the local megacorps.>DISTRICT TWO: COMMERCIAL CENTER>Most of the city's largest shopping districts and malls are located here. >DISTRICT THREE: PLEASANTVILLE>A very high class residential zone. Mostly large mansions reserved for company executives and high ranking personnel.>DISTRICTS FOUR, FIVE, AND SIX: PRIMARY HABITATION>These districts are where the vast majority of Delta City's workforce resides, ranging from single family homes to high rise apartment towers.>DISTRICT SEVEN: INDUSTRIAL SECTOR>Contains the countless factories and warehouses that pump out and store Delta City's gods.>DISTRICT EIGHT: SLUMS>Houses the workers for the industrial sector as well as the most menial of Delta City's jobs.>DISTRICT NINE: PENAL COLONY>Reserved for prisoners who are forced to work the most dangerous and/or undesirable jobs in order to work off their prison sentences."Interesting." You nod. "So how about District Two? Who holds that?""Nobody, really." Jenner sighs. Districts 1 through 3 are the most hotly contested, so there's no clear frontrunner there yet. Don't worry, we' haven't appeared on any of their radars yet."What about for the other Districts?" "I'll have to get back to you on that." Jenner sighs. "It's not a set thing. Control is not concrete, and can change on a daily basis.">Ask something else?>Let's get to jobs.>Other
>>29963501>Ask something else?Hey, where are the tombs?>Let's get to jobs.
>>29963501>>Let's get to jobs.
>>29963501>>Ask something else?Can we start trying to get the lower districts?I feel like if we can conquer 4-6, then we can take any other the 1-3 districts.>>Let's get to jobs.
>>29963501>>>Let's get to jobs.Time to prepare a proper debut for Rochelle.
>>29963501>>Let's get to jobs.Get money, train bitches.
>>29963501>>Let's get to jobs.As much as i dislike the song, its better to start from the bottom and work our way up to the top.
>>29963584But do you think Rin, as our lead/only vocalist will be able to capture peoples hearts when they are from a completely different societal/economic stratum than herself as she is now? I'd say take what we can in the "normalish" districts for now.
>>29963696Okay then why not do what this anon suggested.>>29963544Anything below district 6 is shit hole, but if we conquer those districts than our popularity will allow us to go down and do the poorer districts.
>>29963501"What about the Tombs?" You ask."As far as Delta City is concerned, the Tombs don't exist." Jenner says, looking at you as if you were stupid or something. "Anyways, I have a list of potential jobs...">PARKS AND RECREATION>Small public performance in a District 4 public park as part of a local fair.>Threat Level: LOW>Estimated Pay: 2000>PROM NIGHT>A District Five high school needs performers for its annual Prom Night. >Threat Level: MODERATE - Original performers had to cancel last minute due to an unfortunate injury.>Estimated Pay: 3000>GUN RUN>One of Marc's suppliers in District Seven shorted him on a gun shipment and he wants an example to be made! Extra bonus if you can recover the promised guns, as well!>Threat Level: MODERATE - Opposition is believed to be poorly trained, but is still armed.>Estimated Pay: 3000 with bonus.>Which job would you like to focus on first?
>>29963769>Parks and RecreationBut Gun Run would be fine too if we can get some training in.
>>29963769>>PROM NIGHT>>A District Five high school needs performers for its annual Prom Night. >>Threat Level: MODERATE - Original performers had to cancel last minute due to an unfortunate injury.>>Estimated Pay: 3000Maybe gun run as well.
>>29963769>>PARKS AND RECREATION>>Small public performance in a District 4 public park as part of a local fair.>>Threat Level: LOW>>Estimated Pay: 2000Let's start off slow
>>29963769Either prom night or gun run
>>29963769>>PARKS AND RECREATION>>Small public performance in a District 4 public park as part of a local fair.>>Threat Level: LOW>>Estimated Pay: 2000
>>29963762That seems reasonable. And our girls would likely be in better condition to tackle the various difficulties the lower districts might pose.
>>29963769>>PARKS AND RECREATION>>Small public performance in a District 4 public park as part of a local fair.>>Threat Level: LOW>>Estimated Pay: 2000We can do Gun Run Later
>>29963769Can we do two jobs at once?If so then Prom night+ Park and recreation.If not prom night.I don't see why we can't do all three unless they are all in the same day.
>>29963769>>PROM NIGHT>>A District Five high school needs performers for its annual Prom Night. >>Threat Level: MODERATE - Original performers had to cancel last minute due to an unfortunate injury.>>Estimated Pay: 3000"Got any specifics on the cause of the 'unfortunate injury'?"
>>29963769>>PROM NIGHT>>A District Five high school needs performers for its annual Prom Night. >>Threat Level: MODERATE - Original performers had to cancel last minute due to an unfortunate injury.>>Estimated Pay: 3000
>>29963769>>PROM NIGHTWell we might be facing some bratty teenagers, but this is a great chance to up out popularity.
>>29963769>>PARKS AND RECREATION>>Small public performance in a District 4 public park as part of a local fair.>>Threat Level: LOW>>Estimated Pay: 2000I want to start off slow then Gun Run,
>>29963834We could always try interviewing the injured performer if they're alright with it.
>>29963834This. Somebody broke somebody's leg.
>>29963847>>29963826>>29963813Prom night is a 1 time instance deal type jon guys.
>>29963769>>PARKS AND RECREATIONSomething simpleWe can do a Gun Run after we get more training
>>29963769Are these on the same day or is this just in what order we do them in and that they could get snatched up by some one else?
>>29963769>>PROM NIGHT>>A District Five high school needs performers for its annual Prom Night. >>Threat Level: MODERATE - Original performers had to cancel last minute due to an unfortunate injury.>>Estimated Pay: 3000>>GUN RUN>>One of Marc's suppliers in District Seven shorted him on a gun shipment and he wants an example to be made! Extra bonus if you can recover the promised guns, as well!>>Threat Level: MODERATE - Opposition is believed to be poorly trained, but is still armed.>>Estimated Pay: 3000 with bonus.Lets do both of these.We're forgetting about Ourselves as an asset. We can pretty easily do legwork on the Gun Run - and after the injuries last time, its our RESPONSIBILITY to make damn sure the girls go in safely when they do, instead if being an Armchair General - and we can take the doggiebot along for backup.Send the girls and our trainers to the prom night, we have phone and will be in the office to advice.No reason we can't do both! and we would benefit to keep a good business relationship with Marc.We could sure use the money.
>>29963830Well yes, it is possible to split up your idols to take multiple jobs. However, that means you'll be splitting up your effective strength as well....Plus usually when Jenner gives you jobs, they are the ones dated close together, which is why she's presenting the choice to you. Gun Run will probably still be available, but the time difference will change things up.
>>29963910To reiterate:Start main work on Prom Night. We have talented pros on the staff, and we can be involved with the decisions on that job - but we're a soldier, when was the last time we danced? We've been getting our ass kicked by the girls at idol-ey things every time so far....... so its time to put our own talents to use. Tell marc we'll look into it for him, and do exactly that by putting our combat training to good use. If they're poorly trained, the initiative should go to the guy who actually know's what he's doing and has a mind for strategic planning - plus, we can let the girls observe from the office; it will be good lesson for them to learn how smooth ops SHOULD go, what they can aspire to.(" okay ladies, youv'e seen it when things don't go smooth at the mall. Now pay attention closely, because that was hell, and this is going to be a world of difference..."
>>29963769>>GUN RUN>>One of Marc's suppliers in District Seven shorted him on a gun shipment and he wants an example to be made! Extra bonus if you can recover the promised guns, as well!>>Threat Level: MODERATE - Opposition is believed to be poorly trained, but is still armed.>>Estimated Pay: 3000 with bonus.This'll help build us some good fortune with Marc--and he might even let us keep some of the stolen merch as part of the payment!Besides, gang-bangers are a lot more fun to deal with than rowdy fairgoers or snubbed Idol groups.
>>29963910Might be possible but I dislike leaving the girls on their own. If they are on different days I would support us, Rochelle and robo-mutt doing Gun Run to help her confidence.
>>29963769>>PARKS AND RECREATION>>Small public performance in a District 4 public park as part of a local fair.>>Threat Level: LOW>>Estimated Pay: 2000A nice warm up wouldn't be bad especially with Rochelle who was out of the singing.
>>29963910>We're forgetting about Ourselves as an asset.Producers are meant to manage, not to directly participate. If you're ever caught directly assisting your idols in combat outside of a few exceptions, you WILL be put on shit lists.
>>29963949Okay so they are days apart right, then how about we do a 2 person show for the park and a 3-4 person show for the prom?
I wouldn't recommend Prom Night. It is rated the same as the combat mission, which means we'll have to train for singing AND fighting.
Yeah, I already voted, but Gun Run.
>>29963769>>PROM NIGHTSince it pays more+better publicity and fans.
>>29963977Huh. Unless:>>29963960counts as one of those time I will retract my suggestion.
>>29963813Changing vote to Prom Night
>>29963979Assume all presented missions take place on the same date unless stated otherwise.
>>29963977Good to know.Then again, we're not really in the idol business, are we? Still learning the ropes!Query: Regarding the harbinger........ can we set it up to possess the K9? I don't think there are any moral qualms there, and its pretty great plausable deniability. We rigger now!I mean, sure, we may have to learn to control it, but its a heavily armed combat cyborg that's already connected to our tactical systems.
>>29963984The thing about Prom Night is number of combatants, I'm thinking. If we're gun-running, we'll have to deal with gang-bangers--not at all that experienced, but there's a lot of 'em, and that's what makes it dangers. With Prom Night, we'll have to deal with 4-6 Idols, probably around the same combat aptitude as our own group.For either encounter, though, kiddie gloves come off--we go in loaded for bear and shooting to kill.
>>29964039It sucks we can't hire another girl right now or more staff.(when can we do that?), but prom night it is.
>>29964046You want to bring guns to someone's prom night?That's asking for civilian casualties
>>29963769>>Which job would you like to focus on first?>Other>Ask the girls. See what they're feeling like. Put our thoughts on the table: Publicity, a chance for fans, but harder work and multiple areas to cover or something simpler, but also a chance to show everyone we can do it ~right~ the second time.Just see what the ladies are feeling confident about.
>>29964046Stick and shock. Better to leave the opposing idols tied up and unconscious in front of their agency, humiliated but still very much alive. Sends a good message yeah?
>>29963951That would require us to get some more gear. WE already have a rifle, but we need some accessories. A suppressor would be nice, and a fully kitted out secondary like a PDW or handgun. A Camo-Cloak would be good too, but that might milspec gear, and hard to find as a result. We'll also need some NVG's and some body armor, extra mags, grenades--in both smoke and flashbang flavors--, and some C4, just in case.
>>29964046>>29964101Rather not lose someone to opposing idol. At least Gun Running has clear bad guys to shoot at.
>>29963977And what are the exceptions?
>>29964114We can't join in, it seems like the harbinger system is the only way we can help out in their fights.
>>29963769>>PARKS AND RECREATION>>Small public performance in a District 4 public park as part of a local fair.>>Threat Level: LOW>>Estimated Pay: 2000Let's just take a nice cake walk for now. Get the performance up in front of people. Start taking riskier missions afterwards.
>>29964101Just a thought, but if we were a more sociopathic Producer, we could just knock out those Idols, jerry rig them with Harbinger, and add them to our lineup. Or would that even work?
>>29963769>>PROM NIGHTIts better in the long run, and will open more door for us.
>>29964148Jesus, why not commit war crimes why don't you.
>>29963769"Prom Night sounds nice." You grin. "Guess it'll be nostalgic to be back at high school.""All right. I'll schedule it." Jenner nods."By the way, do we know why the previous idols dropped out?" You ask, a bit worried."Well, it was officially ruled an accident." Jenner frowns. "But there's rumors that the school's cheerleading club is vying for the performance slot, and they sabotaged their rehearsal.""I see..." You frown. "Guess we'll have to go in loaded and ready?""Likely." Jenner nods. "If they can't stop the performance, then they'll most likely try to sabotage it out of spite. I suggest we take precautions.""Because who knows what teenage girls with a grudge are capable of, huh?""Correct." Jenner nods."In this case, we might have to rotate idols in and out of performances to keep an eye on things. It'll be too dangerous to have all 4 on the stage at once.""That makes sense.""But be careful, if you have too few idols on stage, you might lose audience interest." Jenner warns.>We'll keep all 4 on stage.>We'll keep 3 on stage and rotate 1 out.>We'll keep 2 on stage and rotate 2 out.>We'll just rotate solo performances.>Other
>>29964141>We can't join in, it seems like the harbinger system is the only way we can help out in their fights.>>29963977man suddenly the harby makes a lot more sense. Telling us this up front would have saved a LOT of debate, i think - now there's actually kind of a reason for it.>>29964041>can we set it up to possess the K9Holy shit though. This? Do this!
>>29964141Even if we aren't participating directly, I would still like it if we had all that gear for our girls. Julie and Ro would probably have the least trouble hauling all that gear, but I think for Cole and Rin's loadouts we could cut out some stuff.
>>29964148Maybe, I would guess they get a "will" save or something every so often. That and overriding someone's consciousness without a priour agreement seems like it would be a one way ticket to bad-endsville
>>29964192>>We'll keep 2 on stage and rotate 2 out.
>>29964192>>We'll keep 3 on stage and rotate 1 out.>>We'll keep 2 on stage and rotate 2 out.Lets do some paired and trio performances.
>>29964192>We'll keep 3 on stage and rotate 1 out.Remember we have Blade Wolf to support this person.
>>29964224So what do we have two on patrol when Rochelle is performing, or are they sticking to that plan?
>>29964222To add to this, we can have blade wolf look around stealth.*teenage girls won't have guns and the like so no heavy gear.), plus i think it should sp[ice things up.Also can we buy more staff yet?
>>29964139Usually self defense, like if a combatant goes directly for you, one of your idols is being attacked in your direct vicinity, or if your HQ is getting attacked (which is very rare). But don't think you can try and game the system by deliberately blundering into fights.>>29964041Theoretically possible, yes. But suddenly swapping from a humanoid body to a quadruped would take some getting used ot.
>>29964192>We'll keep 3 on stage and rotate 1 out.>OtherK-Zwolf is on patrol duty.Also, invite Cole's fan club. Have them crash the party. Also, put the cheerleader's personal information on the net, dox them to the fan club as well and say the cheerleader disrespected Cole. Cole can lead the pre-party.
>>29964192>We'll keep 3 on stage and rotate 1 out.This is gonna end with Cole shocking someone unconscious, isn't it? I hope to the Almighty that that someone is the Cheer Team captain.
>>29964250>>29964248Dr. Rotsneatitpierce's predictions are slowly coming true...
>>29964222No support on separate types of performances?
>>29962786YOU BEST NOT BE TALKING SHIT 'BOUT CHIHAYA MOTHERFUCKER>captcha: WARYou're goddamned right, captcha.
>>29964260It's scary how the Tribunal's deliberations only become fuel for the fire.
>>29964238>Also can we buy more staff yet?We.... need a body double. Someone that can reasonably be mistaken for us, and/or okay with being body hijacked.Plausable Deniability is a bitch like that
>>29964260Hey man, the last thing they will expect is a preemptive strike before the prom. Have them try to pull any kind of stunt if they suffer electric injuries before hand.Also, promotional AK-74s for everyone!
>>29964260Slowly? They're coming like an out-of-control freight train that's hopped the rails.We're doomed.
>>29964192>>We'll keep 3 on stage and rotate 1 out.With the possibility of having another girl leave the stage inconspicuously or as part of the routine.
>>29964250>This is gonna end with Cole shocking someone unconscious, isn't it?only if Electricity is playing.Gawdamn we need to have that song show up again somehow, its so fitting
>>29964274Yeah to be honest, I just made up some BS that was vague enough for it to come true.
>>29964278I think it still puts us on the shit list.Also i think this is how cole would look like performing.
>>29964278We don't necessarily need a body double ourselves. The girls? They definitely need body doubles. But as it stands, we're too poor to afford body doubles--heck, we don't even have a dance instructor, cook, or human doctor yet.
>>29964262Separate types would be interesting
>>29964306I think given enough training, Cole could utilize electricity in dance.
>>29964278You mean like a Doom-bot?
>>29964192>>We'll keep 3 on stage and rotate 1 out.Have that Idol and ZWolf keep an eye out.Think we might need Rin to Learn some self defense
>>29964278I prefer us getting a doctor and a workshop.>>29964319We have a dance instructor.
>>29964306So, adorable?Also adding to my vote>>29964290 with this:>>29964222
>>29964325Yes! I want this to happen! She needs to get good enough to have perfect control of her electricity, even if we get a bad roll, but the training will be worth it. We'll have an idol like few others.
>>29964300Never stop!>>29964306Not really! If anything, that restriction highlights the need for a support crew that can assist in the background, but do so out of the office.>>29964327No, i mean a body-double for the producer. Either a security guard(who would reasonably have combat skills if he has to step in), a face(because that's half of a Producer's job) - or even a dystopian cybervat-grown skinjob.Convince or contract them to take a harbinger link, and.... well the entire point of the thing is to be able to use ourselves as an unseen hand!
But seriously, I really think we should pull a preemptive strike against the cheerleaders.
>>29964349What about the shagohoth idol, or the mechanical arm idol from the tombs.(i'm hoping we can still snatch her up)
>>29964343We do? Well we still need a goddamn nutritionist--these girls need to eat healthy while they're getting all fit, dancing about and all. They need protein--actual protein! Not that goddamn grey paste made from seaweed and fish drippings! And vegetables and berries and nuts!
>>29964362Well, I believe by "few" I implied there would both other mutants or otherwise unique idols running around, but even so they're not exactly normal.
>>29964354How about hacking into their computers and blackmailing them, but we can't do that with out a data person.
>>29964354Yes! Break ALL the knees! Let see them be peppy after that! Whores. Don't do this, pls teegee.
>>29964362Or how about a Cyborg Mermaid?
>>29964352There is a crew for that.WORKSHOP: This is where your weapons and gear are stored, as well as where they can be upgraded or modified.Status: UNMANNED - There is currently nobody managing this area. MOTOR POOL: This is where your vehicles are kept.Status: UNMANNED - You have no assigned driver for your vehicles.Current Vehicles: Passenger VanVehicle Limit: 2 DATA CENTER: This is where you can scan the net to guage general opinion of your idols and possibly hack into rivals' networks to sabotage them.Status: UNMANNED - There is only a basic AI algorithm keeping an eye on media reports.These 3 and guard robots.
>>29964349It's a long term goal, don't want her releasing a lightning bolt into the crowd.
>>29964378Might be possible with social engineering. Ask a head of time for access to the school's network, hopefully we can get some juice.>>29964393Nah, just give Cole's gang some promotional paintball AK-74s and the cheerleaders personal addresses. What could to wrong?
>>29964399>this becomes her gimmick where she lightly shocks her fans>cole now has gimps and people wearing electricity attracting clothes>now every show spells out the words tunnel snakes in electricity because of her fans.
>>29964406>Cole leads a raid with her fan club that distracts the Cheerleaders while our performance is going on.Excellent idea.
>>29964406The cheer-whores are ninjas. Boom.
>>29964192"We'll keep 3 idols on stage and rotate 1 out. K-Zwolf can provide some support." You say."All right." Jenner nods. "I'll let Ushiyama know so he can modify the choreography. Is there anything else you'd like to do today?">Let's talk to Marc.>Let's talk to Lillith. >Let's go get a drink.>Other
>>29964424>>Let's talk to Marc.>>Let's talk to Lillith.
>>29964415I think we need pain-waivers for that.http://dethklok.wikia.com/wiki/Pain_Waivers>>29964424>>Let's talk to Lillith.
>>29964424>Let's go get a drink.>>Let's talk to Marc.Let's do one better and grab a drink *with* Marc.
>>29964424>Let's talk to Lillith.how to deal with the less pleasant paparazzi?
>>29964424>"All right." Jenner nods. "I'll let Ushiyama know so he can modify the choreography. Is there anything else you'd like to do today?""We should help marc out. We're still short guns after we traded the M4's. We're going to need discrete firepower for the prom show and I'd rather trade favors than money for it.Any ideas for looking into that on the sly?"
>>29964424>Let's talk to Lillith. Was hoping my duos and trio pair performance idea could have won, but okay.
>>29964424>Let's talk to Lillith.
>>29964424>Let's talk to Marc.>Let's talk to Lillith. Ask Marc if we can get some promotional weapons to give out to fans. Preferably paintball AK-74s with paint dye that doesn't come off for days.
>>29964440Machine pistols, a few stun grenades, light armor, extending batons, etc.
>>29964424>>OtherHire more people
>>29964424>>Let's go get a drink.A bit of "us" time can't hurt.
>>29964424>Let's talk to Lilith
>>29964436He has the mind of a child, i doubt he drinks.
>>29964424>>Let's talk to Lillith.
>>29964457Marc gave us a 9mm submachine gun, as I recall. We gave it to Rochelle.
>>29964424>>Let's go get a drink.I want some Jenner time
>>29964415Yeah, we might need a waiver if we do that. Unless, y'know, we design a Faraday Cage over a special "Shock Zone" of the audience area where Cole lets her electricity run over the fans to some grounded wires....and now I'm imagining Cole performing an electrical performance of "Let it Go" with appropriately changed lyrics.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSFlvxnbgk
>>29964501Please, Cole shocking people is the most appealing aspect about here.
>>29964558If Cole keeps getting popular as Rotsneatitpierce says, how are we sure our other idols won't get jealous? We really need to find everyone's niche here.
We should teach all of them some self defense training, or at least Rin
>>29964501>...and now I'm imagining Cole performing an electrical performance of "Let it Go" with appropriately changed lyrics.Not https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLuPNThw0RE and Thunderstruck2014
>>29964580Well we have Lillith, and we are starting out so we need the popularity. We'll cross that bridge when we get there.
>>29964584whats the point of turning a non-combat idol into a combat idol when she has 4 body guards?
>>29964595Some self-defense, I'm afraid of ambushed of cheerleaders
>>29964593Once we get more popular, we should have Cole do PSA's about electrical safety.
>>29964593>Not stand out or eye to eye.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HcqCFva-Gc
>>29964424"I think I'll talk to Lillith about how to deal with this Paparazzi thing." You say."All right. I'll handle the job negotiations, then." Jenner nods."Also, you think we can hire a new staff member now that got some funds?" You ask."Hmmmm." Jenner pauses for a moment. "Probably after the next job. We should have a big enough safety net by then.""Good to know."You then head down to Lillith's office. Inside, you see her sitting at her desk reading on of those incomprehensibly large books on some extremely obscure subject."I see you're rather busy today." You say somewhat jokingly.""Oh, believe me, Producer, it's a good thing if I'm not terribly busy all the time." Lillith retorts. "What can I help you with?""Well, I was sort of wondering, since you've probably had experience with this, but how do you deal with paparazzi?""Oh boy, that's a huge can of worms." Lillith sighs and leans back in her seat. "In my experience, you can't really ever get rid of paparazzi. They're like weeds. Get rid of one and another comes to take its place.""So what, we just ignore the problem?" "I'm not saying that." Lillith shakes her head. "But you have to make it clear to your idols that you don't approve of that sort of thing. It gives them the impression you care about their well being.""You mean other idol companies don't do that?""A lot of them, especially the bigger ones, don't give two shits if the paparazzi get a panty shot or a bare nipple. Any publicity is good publicity, right? No sense caring about the idols' feelings." Lillith says with a bitter edge to her voice.>Speaking from personal experience?>Thanks, Lillith. I'll keep that in mind.>Other
>>29964623>>Speaking from personal experience?
>>29964623>>Thanks, Lillith. I'll keep that in mind.I'd rather respect her privacy as odds are she is speaking from personal experience.
>>29964580Rochelle appeals to the OPERATORS/tryhards/tacticool tards.Rin is our bread and butter girl.Julie kinda fits in the same role as Rochelle, but since she's been treated to be something like Yang, I really do think we need a Blake to build some chemistry and make her more distinct.And Cole is, well, Cole. She appeals to rough-and-tumble types, superhero lovers--which, as a side note, we should probably get a one-off issue from a comic book company where Cole is featured as a superhero separate from her Idol job--, and people who really love electricity.
>>29964623>Speaking from personal experience?Any advice on how to avoid any traps producers fell for?
>>29964623>>Speaking from personal experience?While internally googling for her nips slip pics.
>>29964639I think Julie is for those who like gutsy amazonish girls (Rochelle despite her hobby is more feminine)
>>29964639Julie is more blue collar than Rochelle.
>>29964623>Thanks, Lillith. I'll keep that in mind.
>>29964623>>Thanks, Lillith. I'll keep that in mind.
>>29964623>speaking from personal experience
>>29964623"Speaking from personal experience?" You ask."Unfortunately, yes." Lillith grumbles. "Apparently, while I was an idol, some perv was taking panty shots of me for YEARS. The worst part? My producer and his bosses knew and didn't tell me. I was so fucking pissed... I actually still am." "So... are those still around?" You ask flatly."If you want to find them, you'll be out of luck. The Boss did me a favor and took care of the problem.""He what?""He took. Care. Of. The. Problem."Jesus, just who the hell was the Boss?"In either case, there's nothing stopping you from beating up paparazzi. It's not like anybody is going to stop you." Lillith shrugs. "They're unpopular with normal people and they don't have the cash to hire decent protection.""I'll keep that in mind, Lillith. Thanks.""Anytime.">Talk to Marc.>Get a drink with Jenner.>Organize another training session with the girls.>Other
>>29964784>Organize another training session with the girls.LEVEL THOSE IDOLS UP
>>29964784>>Get a drink with Jenner.We kinda still owe her a dinner. Lets not forget that promise.
>>29964784>>Talk to Marc.>>Organize another training session with the girls.Both.
>>29964784>>Get a drink with Jenner.
>>29964784>>Get a drink with Jenner.After what we learned out the Boss, I would probably get a drink.
>>29964784>>Organize another training session with the girls.>>Talk to Marc.
>>29964804Point.>>29964784 do it.
>>29964784>Talk to Marc.>Organize another training session with the girls.>OtherWe really need weapons.But also, organize the preemptive strike against the cheerleaders to prevent from pulling any kind of stunt at the prom.
>>29964784>>Organize another training session with the girls.
>>29964784>>Talk to Marc.>>Organize another training session with the girls.We need to get prepared first, then we can relax.
>>29964784>>Get a drink with Jenner.Kick back abit
>>29964784>Organize another training session with the girls.Now is not the time to rest on our laurels.
>>29964784 >>Get a drink with Jenner.
Are people really trying to skip out on trying to improve our idols?
>>29964784>Organize another training session with the girls.
>>29964875>Are people really trying to skip out on trying to improve our idols?GOOD POINT>Training session!
>>29964875Looks like it, especially since we have a moderate level threat job for them.
>>29964784>Organize another training session with the girls.You are Idol.
>>29964875Nothing wrong with taking it easy for abit.And we still dont want to tire out the girls too much, they just went to firearms practice.>>29964784> Get a drink with Jenner
>>29964922no that was a month ago.
>>29964928I think you mean that's been all month.We can take it e-z for a night. We'll put the girls on a program in the morning. They've earned a day or two to chillax in the pad.
>>29964784You decide that you should organize another training session for your girls. After all, there was another job coming up, and this time it looked like combat would occur.>Gun Practice>Close Combat>Armor Seminar>Teamwork>Other
>>29961245>"Alright girls, don't you have practice to do? Get going!" You say, shooing them away.>>29964928Not firearms then but normal practice.
>>29964947>Teamwork>With a smidge of close combat, if we can
>>29964947>>OtherNon-lethal takedowns and venue security
>>29964947>>Close CombatTeenage girls won't bring weapons that could kill.>>29964972Only 1 of them will be left alone, so it won't work that well.
Cole is obviously best at fighting as an individual. Which of our others work best fighting individually or as a team?
>>29964947>>Close CombatWe need this after the last mission
>>29965012It'd be cheaper and quicker to invest in tire irons and baseball bats.
>>29964947>>Close Combatmainly with the last mission's result in mind.
>>29965017Still close combat
>>29964947You gather the girls for a close combat training session. You feel that since it wouldn't be wise to try and smuggle weapons into a school, the girls should learn how to fight up close and personal."Now, I'm sure you all have some close combat." You say to your girls. "But I think we need to standardize things. Rochelle, what's the extent of your training?""I used to take self defense classes during high school." Rochelle says.Hm, decent, but not great. Most civilian self defense instructors didn't really know what they were teaching, just going through the motions."Julie?""My father taught me krav maga." Julie grins.Better. Krav maga was an actual combat art."Eh, I just learned whatever, you know?" Cole shrugs."Okay, so that means we'll have to start from scratch." You sigh. "We'll start with simple Army Combatives. It's easy enough to learn while give you some practical skills.""Pfffft, just get a metal pipe or bat. Or even better, a gun. Why do we have to learn this crap?" Cole grunts.>Lecture Cole>Show her how it's done.>Other
>>29964947>>Gun Practice>>Close Combat>>Armor Seminar>>TeamworkAny quick run down on what these do?
>>29965147Lecture Cole by showing her how it's done by beating her up.
>>29965147>Show her how it's done.Lecturing Cole would only maker her mad.
>>29965147>>Lecture Cole>>Show her how it's done.Both
>>29965147>>Show her how it's done.True, a weapon is better than your bare hands.She also tends to learn from experience.
>>29965147>>Lecture Cole>>Show her how it's done.Every training session with cole is us whooping her ass sin't it?
>>29965147>Show her how it's done.Better we do it than somebody else.
NAME: Julie D'AubignySTR: 3AG: 1INT: 1MOR: 8APP: 2 PROFICIENCIES: Firearms 1, Heavy Armor 1, Melee 2, Singing 1, Dancing 1, Coordination 1 TRAITS:Breach and Clear: When initiating a combat, Julie always has initiative. --- NAME: Rochelle WadeSTR: 2AG: 2INT: 2MOR: 9APP: 2 PROFICIENCIES: Firearms 1, Light Armor 1, Melee 1, Dancing 1, Singing 1, Coordination 1 TRAITS:Stay Frosty: Rochelle provides a +1 bonus to perception checks whenever she is present.K-ZWOLF: Partnered with the K-ZWOLF Cyber Hound mk3. --- NAME: ColeSTR: 3AG: 3INT: 1MOR: 8APP: 1 PROFICIENCIES: Melee 1, Lightning 1, Singing 1, Dancing 1, Coordination 1 TRAITS:Lightning: Cole has the power to control and manipulate electricity. As she increases her proficiency or INT, she will discover new applications for her power.Thundershock: Cole can performe a ranged or melee attack, even when unarmed.
>>29965147>Show her how it's done.
>>29965181I wonder how many training sessions it would take for her to get the message through her head.
If I'm not mistaken, this is the first time Julie ever mentioned her family.
>>29965227It'd take a bad experience with water during a combat mission to convince her.Which we should probably avoid entirely by forcing her to train while soaking wet.
>>29965248It is.I'm curious why Rochelle's dad didnt give her lessons himself.
>>29965309Is he...incapable of doing so?
>>29965321Her dad's 10th Mountain. A damn fine outfit.
>>29965190That phrase can be used for so many things.
>>29965147>Krav magaI was just on /co/ a second ago and found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7G6SKEkUDg
>>29965356That girl was so holding back.So many other key points to attack.
>>29965147You sigh. You should have expected this. There was always that one skeptic in every first close combat training that had to badmouth the trainer and quickly learn to regret it. Well, at least you weren't on the receiving end this time.With in the blink of an eye, you close the distance between yourself and Cole. You grab her wrist and twist her body around, and with a hearty kick to the back, send her slamming into the ground while you still held a firm grip on her arm."Gah!" Cole gasps."A weapon, no matter how powerful, is no good if you can take out the hand that uses it." You say simply. You feel a tingle in your arms as Cole tries to shock you, but you've thought ahead and your arms and boots insulated beforehand. "Now what did we learn today, Cole?""That you're a real annoying-"You twist Cole's arm a bit more, eliciting another cry of pain."What did we learn today, Cole?" You ask again."That we should learn close combat." Cole reluctantly concedes."Good!" You smile as you let go of her arm, allowing her to stand up again. "Now, there are three primary objectives to combatives: gain distance from your opponent to utilize your ranged weapon, get into a position to use your secondary weapon, or to close in and finish the fight up close. With those in mind, let's start with simple defensive moves...">And that's it for tonight! No Magical Girl Hunter this Sunday on account of the Super Bowl, so it'll be moved to Tuesday instead! PJ Witches and the next Cyberpunk Idol threads should be on Friday and Saturday respectively, like always!
>>29965400Woo. Thanks for running, Merc.
>>29965339I was depressingly thinking along the lines of injuries sustained.
>>29965400See ya next time, Merc.
>>29965420Ah. Point.>>29965400Poor cole.Thanks for running merc.
>>29965400Entertained as always Merc, thanks for the run!
>>29965400Thanks a lot Merc, I can't wait till the next installment
>>29965400good night sir! It was fun.