Another Tuesday edition to make up for skipping Sunday.Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchives:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=magical+girl+hunter+questOther Works:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20Questhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Questhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Pararescue%20WitchesYou are ALICE. You were once a magical girl, but have now ended up having to hunt down your former comrades. As a member of the Magical Girl Hunter Bureau, it is your job to defend humanity from the Magical Menace!You are currently riding an elevator down to what will likely be your horrible death. Well, at least things were' TOTALLY bleak. You managed to eliminate one Magical Girl and capture another while clearing the topside portion of the lab complex. Now you just have to take care of two more and you could call it a day.Again, assuming you didn't die horribly first.The odds are pretty stacked against you. You're not sure how many of the guards stationed in the sublevels are still alive, which just leaves Leo as your only solid backup. Two normals against two Magical Girls in a confined space like these tunnels were not terribly good odds.But you were going to try anyways.Finally, the elevator grinds to a halt and the doors slide open to reveal an empty, but blood stained chamber. Things were already looking up for you. You take a quick glance. You could head straight for the Nemesis containment chamber, since that was no doubt where the MGs were headed, or you could take a detour to the security station. Maybe you could find backup or useful gear.>Head straight for Nemesis.>Take a detour to the security station.>Other
>>30026181>Take a detour to the security station.
>>30026181>Take a detour to the security station.Who knows what we can active that might been activated yet. Also, we might be able to rally whoever is left down here for a counter.
Rolled 10 + 6>>30026181>>Head straight for Nemesis.Any gear we can reliably use, we have.Shield shattering gun,Goo Goo Gunliquified companion juice
>>30026181>Take a detourNeed support. Don't like these odds
Also Merc, how much more time before backup arrives?
>>30026181>Take a detour to the security station.We better make it quick, though.
>>30026181>>Take a detour to the security station.
>>30026181"Leo, we're going to take a detour to the security station." You whisper."Got it." Your partner nods.The two of you move quickly yet carefully through the complex. You can tell that the MGs didn't take this path considering the walls were still intact and there wasn't blood and bodies everywhere. However, the battle had obviously taken its toll. Primary power was out and the tunnels were only lit by emergency lighting. You hope that the security station was still operational.Both you and Leo flank the entrance to the station before you carefully open the door to peek in...>roll 1d20
Rolled 5>>30026532HERE WE GO
>>30026540>>30026541Nice, killed our Bad Omen and got lucky.
Rolled 9>>30026532rolling>>30026540oh fuck yes
Rolled 13>>30026540>>30026541>>30026557This is an excellent time to burn away the excess shit with Loki.We have a 19 after all.
>>30026540>>30026541I wonder what we found? A platoon of reinforcements, a room of stalkers, experimental power armor?
>>30026614d) all of the above
>>30026626A combat rail-shotgun?
>>30026584Good point, is it automatically burned or do we have to choose normally?
>>30026658Yes.Also, I'm wondering if Merc will ever use the other Lin pic.
>>30026679Can you post the spoilered version of it?
Rolled 9>>30026672I think Loki will give a choice if we want to burn the 20 or roll to keep the twenty.
>>30026540ILL OMEN COUNTER EXPENDED. TOTAL REMAINING: 0>>30026541"Anybody in here?" You yell."Friendlies inside!" You hear a voice respond.Taking your finger off the trigger, you peek in to see four security guards in full combat gear, pointed guns now lowering."Thank god, are you reinforcements?" One of them asks."Sort of." You sigh. "Who's in charge here?""Lieutenant Walters, at your service!" The nearest guard salutes."Where's your CO?" You ask, looking around."Captain Jones went to try and secure the Nemesis chamber. He and his men sealed themselves inside to buy some time.""Are you in radio contact?" You ask."We've got a landline there. Hold on, I'll connect." Walters steps over to a nearby console and hits a few keys, then hands a phone receiver to you. You pick it up and hold to your ear, and you can hear the ringtone."Walters, I damn well hope you're telling me reinforcements are here." You hear a grizzled voice speak."This is Hunter Alice Archer. I'm pretty much your reinforcements for..." You check your watch. "...next ten minutes. What's your situation, Captain?""It's a huge fucking mess. I'm down to six men, and we've got two MGs pounding at the blast doors. They're not going to hold for long!"(cont)
>>30026732Ok, thanks.Also, I was trying to imagine how does would a rail-mini-gun work, I guess it would be like a gatling gun with rotating barrels to reduce overhead and warping. But it would still be unwieldy in close combat.Plasma grenades would be cool as well, we just need an energy source concentrated enough to turn air into plasma in a grenade size package.
>>30026794"Roger that. Stand by." You turn to Walters. "What are you guys equipped with?"Beowulfs, Lansky's got a shotgun here, and we've got flashbangs, frag grenades, and tear gas. We also got a Cooker.""A what?" You blink."Basically a microwave emitter. Heavy as hell and takes a while to set up, but it's good area denial and Circles aren't very effective against it." Walters explains.Hm, might be handy in the close quarters here."Hey, Archer, we've got a problem!" Jones yells. "The blast doors are starting to buckle. If you don't get down here RIGHT NOW, I'll have no choice but to activate Nemesis!""You can do that?" You blink."I'm head of security on the sublevels. Of course I have authority!">Don't activate it. We'll be right there.>Activate it. It's probably our best chance.>Other
>>30026716Loki will give you the choice of negating a 1 or not. However, 20s will automatically be negated as long as you still have ill omen counters.
>>30026820>Don't activate it. We'll be right there.Not taking the risk.
Rolled 11>>30026820>>Activate it. It's probably our best chance.>>We'll be right there to support
Rolled 16>>30026820>>OtherGet ready to activate it, if we're not there before you think the doors will give out, activate it
>>30026820>>Don't activate it. We'll be right there.Not yet at least. Let's grab the gun and haul ass, if shit looks dire then we activate it.
>>30026820>Don't activate it. We'll be right there.>OtherHow long does the Activation take?We'll be there to distract the MGs or kill them.
>>30026820>>Don't activate it. We'll be right there.
>>30026842>BUT, you can prevent this by challenging Fate with a direct roll off, 1v1. If you win, the counter is spent but the 20 still goes through. If you lose... well... let's just say you don't want to lose.?
Rolled 9>>30026842Then what was the rolloff that loki mentioned, last time?
>>30026910Probably something unspeakably bad.
>>30026934Not what I was questioning...
>>30026952Honestly, Loki is not going to tell us.
>>30026972Oh dear lord.Look.>>30026716>I think Loki will give a choice if we want to burn the 20 or roll to keep the twenty.> or roll to keep the twenty.>>30026842>However, 20s will automatically be negated as long as you still have ill omen counters.>>30026910>BUT, you can prevent this by challenging Fate with a direct roll off, 1v1. If you win, the counter is spent but the 20 still goes through.Get it now?
>>30026820"Don't activate it yet. We'll be right there." You say."Well, better hurry the hell up." Jones grunts. You can hear the loud banging in the background. "This door isn't standing up for long.""Alright people, gear up and get moving!" You yell. "You four are with us! Grab anything you can use!""Yes, ma'am!" The six of you move out, a bit quicker this time. Walters guides your small squad to the chamber entrance, where you can see two figures at the end of the hallway repeatedly banging at the blast doors. One had a huge battle hammer and the other was using her fists.TARGETS IDENTIFIEDMAGICAL GIRL HEART HAMMERMAGICAL GIRL SHINING FISTSYou frown. If you remember correctly, the chamber in front of the last doors had three possible entrances. If you didn't get both girls on the first volley, they would have options to retreat and try to flank you, if they didn't break through the door first."So what exactly does the Cooker do?" You whisper to Walters."Well," Walters picks up the Cooker, which looks like a large satellite dish mounted on a tripod. "This thing has two modes. Directed beam mode, which shoots a super concentrated microwave beam which burns like a bitch, or wide area mode, which disperses microwaves in a cone instead of a beam. Naturally, it's less powerful than the beam.""Okay, that's nice." You nod.>Blitz the MGs with everything you've got right now.>Split your squad to cover the other two entrances to both flank the MGs and block their line of rereat.>Other
>>30027380>split the squad>run in ourselves to drive them into blind fury instantly>tacticool their sparkly asses dead.
>>30027380>Split your squad to cover the other two entrances to both flank the MGs and block their line of retreat.
>>30027380>Split your squad to cover the other two entrances to both flank the MGs and block their line of rereat.
>>30027380>>Blitz the MGs with everything you've got right now.Goo Goo Gun on one, directed beam on the second
>>30027380>Blitz the MGs with everything you've got right now.Don't care if we take them both out now or if one gets away. Priority is keeping them away from the vault. Having them retreat also keeps them away from the vault and allows extra time for our reinforcements to arrive.
>>30027506The cooker is inside the camber. You know blocked by the big ass door. Just saying.
>>30027380>>Split your squad to cover the other two entrances to both flank the MGs and block their line of rereat.
>>30027564No, one of our squaddies from the security room has the cooker.>"Well," Walters picks up the Cooker, which looks like a large satellite dish mounted on a tripod.
>>30027564Please go and reread.
>>30027380>Split your squad to cover the other two entrances to both flank the MGs and block their line of rereat.Open with flash bangs, tear them apart with everything we have.
>>30027380"Walters, split your guys. Two on the left hall and two on the right. We'll surround and flank them." You whisper.""Got it." Walters nods. "What about the Cooker?">Leave it with Walters.>Take the Cooker.>Other
>>30027720>Leave it with Walters.They need the help.
Rolled 11 + 6>>30027720>>Leave it with Walters.They can deny one entrance with a directed beam and group up on another.
>>30027720>Leave it with Walters.They are going to need it more than we do.
>>30027720>Leave it with Walters.
>>30027720>Leave it with WaltersWe've already got special weapons in the goo gun. The normal troops will need it more.
>>30027759We should probably use the Beowulfs, we already have one captive and Beowulfs will penetrate shields better than the goo gun.Infact, we should probably give Leo the Goo Gun, in case we use the companion juice and it reacts badly.
>>30027720walters can use it.
Rolled 3, 17, 18, 16, 19 = 73>>30027720"You guys keep it." You say. "You can set it up on one hallway and secure the other.""Right. We'll let you know when we're in position." Walters nods. He and his men then hustle off.It takes several long, excruciating minutes. All the while, you watch as Heart Hammer and Shining Fists keep trying to pound the blast door in. You see that it's starting to actually buckle in. It could go at any time at this point."So do you know either of them?" Leo asks, nodding towards the two MGs."Vaguely." You shrug. "The only times MGs ever gathered in large numbers was to fight the really big Invaders. I've seen them once or twice, heard a few stories about them, but that's about it.""Like what?""Shining Fist once punched an Invader so hard they found pieces of it in Britain. She lived in New York at the time.""Damn.""Yeah.""We're in position." Walters announces. "Ready on your orders.""Open fire!" You command as you aim your own rifle.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 4>>30028086Opening fire.
Rolled 11>>30028086AWAY WITH YE YA SPARKLY MENACE!
>>30028111>>30028117>>30028125We did meh.
>>30028144I'll take meh over one's.
>>30028220Of course.I'm just wondering how this plays out with our tactical superiority? Either they dodge and survive, or they run down one of the hallways and kill one of our dudes.
>>30028277in b4 "ROOKIE PANICKED!" and friendly fire incidents.
>>30028277Well we got a 17, 18 and 19. Plus we got the drop on them. SO I'm hoping one goes down here.
>>30028111You all open fire with a storm of bullets. However, unlike what happened with Flameheart and Icicle, both Heart Hammer and Shining Fist already had their Circles up. Bitches must have been expecting an ambush. However, instead of running, Shining Fist moves to shield Heart Hammer as she continues to pound away at the blast door. However, taking fire from three side puts a serious strain on her, and you can see Shining Fist visibly buckling under the pressure. Her Circle could only withstand a barrage like this for a few seconds.However, a few seconds is all Heart Hammer needs to finally knock a hole into the blast doors."Shit! Everybody move in!" You yell as you move forward, still firing.With her job done, Shining Fist tries to break off down one of the halls, no doubt to try and distract you. However, she shrieks as she runs straight into the Cooker's line of fire. Her Circle flashes like a strobe, warding off the worst of the microwave energy, but you can tell the bitch is definitely hurting now.>Take out Shining Fist while she's vulnerable.>Leave her to Walters and his men. You need to intercept Heart Hammer.>Other
>>30028575>Take out Shining Fist while she's vulnerable.Take the low hanging fruit.
>>30028575>Take out Shining Fist while she's vulnerable.TAKE HER OUT NOW
>>30028575>Leave her to Walters and his men. You need to intercept Heart Hammer.She's injured. The rest of the squad can hunt her down. We need to reinforce those in the Nemesis vault before they get turned into a squishy red goo.
>>30028575>Leave her to Walters and his men. You need to intercept Heart Hammer.
>>30028575>>Leave her to Walters and his men. You need to intercept Heart Hammer.
>>30028575"Walters, you handle the in the hall, we're pursuing the one that broke into the chamber!" You yell."Got it!" Walters yells. You sprint down the hall and past Shining Fist, who is too distracted with pain to really do anything to stop you. She then starts limping off down the hall you just came from, but the barking of assault rifles tells you that she probably won't get far. Inside, you grimace when you see Jones' men spattered all over the chamber like paint. Heart Hammer's weapon was a seriously nasty thing. Up ahead, you see Jones standing defiantly between an slowly approaching Heart Hammer and the Nemesis. You raise your rifle but hesitate for a second. You can try to draw Heart Hammer's attention away by firing at her, but you might Nemesis, or worse, Jones. Well, you could always do it the stupid way and tackle Heart Hammer. At least she wouldn't be able to use her hammer as effectively in hand to hand.>Shoot Heart Hammer.>Tackle Heart Hammer.>Other
>>30029064>>Tackle Heart Hammer.
>>30029064>OtherShoot with Goo Gun.
>>30029064>OtherGoo Gun if we got time to pull it out.
>>30029140>>30029113You guys realize that if we miss, then Jones or Nemesis will be paralyzed, right?
>>30029064OtherShoot with goo gun and rapidly advance
>>30029167Jones, yes. But isn't Nemesis in a chamber where that shit can't touch him? Like a test tube.
>>30029167Well, the goo gun might not penetrate the glass of the case, and if Jones falls down unconcious she probably won't waste time finishing him off.
>>30029167Then we use the companion juice
>>30029167Fires gel pellets, paralyzed is much better than a more lethal injury.
>>30029167I'm more worried about whether or not the goo gun would have any effect even if we did hit. Hear Hammer probably still has her circle up and I don't think the Goo Gun can get through that.
>>30029234We're trying to get her attention, we don't need to actually defeat them, just delay until reinforcements.
>>30029064Goo gunLet's make her screamAndossobly complain that we got it in her hair
>>30029302We also need to provide a credible threat or she's just going to ignore us and squish Jones/Nemesis.
>>30029340Well we are "the traitor", I'm pretty sure our reputation precedes us.
>>30029064Rather than risk hitting Jones or Nemesis with your Beowulf, which was rated to punch holes through cars, you instead whip out the Goo Gun. It hasn't let you down yet.>roll 1d20
Rolled 7>>30029399Set to stun
Rolled 3>>30029408Hey, we'll take that.
>>30029408Ohh, nice roll.We definitely got her attention.
>>30029408Does anyone have better names to suggest other than "Goo Gun" or should we keep the name for its charm?
>>30029448I like the idea of alice gleefully calling it a goo gun just to screw with magical girl tradition of flowery weapon / move names
>>30029448Bukake gunWe're shooting goo. At girls.
>>30029482Personal effective nonlethal incapacitating system
>>30029482>>30029484>>30029498>>30029513>>30029537Relevant video of what it kind of looks like:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdAIt4MgnHc
>>30029408You fire several shots from the Goo Gun into Heart Hammer's back. However, of course, she's got her Circle, so the pellets spatter ineffectually off her magic barrier. However, you do succeed in grabbing her attention and she turns to face the new threat. This gives Jones a precious second to raise and aim his rifle, forcing Heart Hammer to do a somersault through the air in order to shake his aim. She lands on the fair side of the chamber and that's when you both finally make eye contact. You're almost taken aback by the pure HATE you see in Heart Hammer's eyes when she looks at you. She then readies her signature weapon for another attack.Were you really that bad?"Fuck it, I'm activating Nemesis!" Jones yells as he scrambles for the control console. "Just cover me for a few seconds!">Stop him. You can handle this.>Let him. Your chances right now don't seem too good.>Other
>>30029573I like that one, or PENIS for short.>>30029594It fires gel pellets.
>>30029616>>Let him. Your chances right now don't seem too good.We're screwed if we get in range of that hammer.
>>30029616>Let him. Your chances right now don't seem too good.Maybe we can stall for a bit by getting her to rant a bit. I want to know what the magical girls think of Alice the Traitor.
>>30029616Ooh, conflicted. Release abomination, or take dangerous win juice.>Let him. Your chances right now don't seem too good.Might as well make the science project fight for it's life.
>>30029616>Stop him. You can handle this.We know they haven't finished conditioning it. It's too much of an unknown factor. And now we have her wanting to kill us so why not bait her into the cooker.
>>30029573Or pellet ejecting nonlethal incapacitating system
>>30029616>Let him. Your chances right now don't seem too good.LET'S SEE IT
>>30029616>>Stop him. You can handle this.
>>30029616>Stop him. You can handle this.i don't know how good of an idea this is but we do other options than letting this thing run around.
>>30029616>>Stop him. You can handle this.Go go companion juice~
>>30029699We are out of options. The only other viable option it the companion juice, and if this abomination is so dangerous, we might as well make it fight.
>>30029616Stop him, it might target us
>>30029747We still have the PENIS to stop it.Although now that I think about it, it might not work.
>>30029744Right now I think her aim is us which can give us advantage. If the cooker is still setup in the hallway/manned we might be able to bait her into it's LOS. We're only trying to buy time here for people with even bigger guns to show up.
>>30029799A dangerous gamble to make while in the same room with a close combat specialist.I rather take the full measure. The fuller measure if the companion juice once that fails.
>>30029845Personally a better option than letting something that's unknown lose or stabbing ourselves with something equally unknown.
>>30029616would be nice if we had a vague map/outline of the locationbest I can give is covering fire. Flash bang for movement, fire to make her focus the circle on one part, then goo her
>>30029934That is a good point, Merc, since I think we have a tie, can you describe the situation a bit better? Also, do we have the flashbang and/or gas gernades?
>>30029616"Stop it, Jones!" You yell. "We don't know what it'll do! We'll handle things!""I hope you know what you're doing!" Jones yells back."So how are we handling this?" Leo asks, his rifle still aimed. Things were currently at a bit of a tense standoff. Neither you or Heart Hammer were making a move just yet. You were all waiting to see who would blink first. You knew that trying to take her down in this confined space with just Beowulfs was going to be tough. You'd need at least a few solid bursts to hit her before cracking her Circle, and you knew she wasn't going to make hitting her easy. Not to mention she didn't necessarily have to go for you. She could just go straight for Nemesis, or pulp Jones or Leo first.Meanwhile, the syringe containing the Companion Juice jingled in your pouch pocket, seemingly begging to be used. If it did what Egan promised it would, you could conceivably end this fight right now.But that was a big if. >Use the Companion Juice.>Don't use it just yet. Stick with guns.>Other
>>30029989>Don't use it just yet. Stick with guns.
>>30029989>Use the Companion Juice.Well, we are out of options now. Time for a full measure.
>>30029989>>Use the Companion Juice."If this doesnt work, activate the nemesis."
>>30029989>>Don't use it just yet. Stick with guns.
>>30029989>Don't use it just yet. Stick with guns.We're in holding pattern, we just need to buy a bit more time. Then she's going to be really out gunned.
>>30029989the juice is untestedit is a very bad ideaat least if we have a flashbang, it could help
>>30029989>Don't use it just yet.WINNERS DON'T USE DRUGS...UNLESS ITS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARYWe have a chance to capture another MG. She's out numbered, lets leverage this against her.
>>30029989>>Use the Companion Juice.it's like you guys don't even want to win Mr. Universe. IT'S TIME TO JUICE
>>30030034>>30030036>>30030059In my view, using the juice is a better option compared to losing the objective or our men.
>>30030096I get what you're sayingbut if the juice falters too soon, or causes hallucination, EVERYONE is screwed
>>30030096And if the thing doesn't work right on us and take us out of the fight instead?
>>30029989>>Use the Companion Juice.>>30030106If it doesnt work, its not too late for nemisis.
>>30030124if it doesn't work, Nemesis will read us as a Magical Girl
>>30030137This is a very good point.Magical Girl Juice + Stalker = friendly fire
>>30030106>>30030111Well it's a gamble, but I think still higher chances than what we have now.It's a play to win, not a lose by playing safely.
>>30030106Not him, but everyone was screwed the moment somebody made a humanoid invader, gave it intelligence and THEN named it nemesis. We've not realized that yet.>Use the Companion Juice.Even if it only works for a few seconds the sheer OMFGWTF of seeing a transformation from a "non MG" would buy us timeWe could have avoided this if we got the powerfist instead.
>>30030124>>30030137>>30030157I was arguing to activate Nemesis first, but water under the bridge.
>>30030137Not to mention that we still may have residual magic during the side effect phase, so we could face Nemesis AND a massive hangover at the same time.
>>30030161And personally I think it carries too much risk right now.>>30030172>We could have avoided this if we got the powerfist instead.Yeah that was just a bullshit vote, personally.
>>30030172>>30030196Powerfist versus hammertime still sounds like a bad idea.At least we have a significant chance to win with win juice
>>30030161WE DONT KNOW ITS SPECIFICSif it was tested and had SOME proof of how it worked, I'd roll with it.Taking out the tango is still possible. We may loose a few squaddies, but enough fire should break the circle. that + goo gun means we also obtain a capture
>>30029989Wait... are we using the juice on ourselves or the enemy?
>>30030219>if it was tested and had SOME proof of how it worked, I'd roll with it.Same here. But we don't know anything about it. THis is why I keep saying it's too much of risk to use now.
>>30030219>>30030278Ahh the risk of embarrassing death by drugs weighed against the lives of our friends and the science project.I understand your arguments, but I'm willing to risk long term damage for the lives of our compatriots.
>>30030315If we get tooken out of this fight, they're dead anyways.
>>30030234Remember last thread, if we inject the juice on an MG it could overload her powers to uselessness in theory.
>>30030340Taken even. Not tooken, fuck.
>>30030234>>30030349That's a theory, even weaker than the theory that this juice is not-so-dangerous.>>30030369No prob man.
>>30030315...WHAT USE ARE WE IF WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO FUNCTION PROPERLYIf it doesn't work appropiately, then everyone gets bent>>30030349this is also too risky. To inject, we need to get into hand to hand distance.That's our opponent's strong suit.
>>30029989>Use the Companion Juice.LIKE SNOWFLAME DRUGS IS OUR SUPERPOWER!
>>30030402Not use it:Everyone becomes red paste like everyone else in this room.Use it:High chance of backfiring, but less chance of red paste.
>>30029989You refuse the temptation to use the Juice. You'll just stick with guns for now. >Open fire right now.>Wait for Heart Hammer to make the first move. Time is on your side.>Other
>>30030466>Open fire right now.BREAK THAT CIRCLE
>>30030466>>Open fire right now.
>>30030446>Not use it:>Everyone becomes red paste like everyone else in this room.It's going to be hard not a one side death match.Anyways.>>30030466>Open fire right now.Start pushing her. Keep her looking our way not at the objective she's after.
>>30030466Do we have any grenades? Flash bang or gas would be helpful now.
>>30030466>Wait for Heart Hammer to make the first move. Time is on your side.
>>30030466>Other'Why couldn't the lifeguard save the drowning hippy?''He was too far out''Seriously though you're kinda trapped here'
Can we just use the microwave gun to deny the area between us and herand then deploy a flashbang to force her to drop her circleand then continue consecutive fire?>>30030446Where's the logic here?It's still possible to combat without it. We have numbers and tools other than guns.>>30030466I assume we have signals or 'codespeak' so we can command others without the enemy understanding.We need the area denial of the microwave gun, a flashbang to get her to pull the circle when she doesn't need it, causing microwave to wear at heronce she's recovering from that, rifle fire can be used to destroy the circle, giving opportunity for rifle fire to kill her or goo pellet to incapacitate the foe
>>30030466Wait. We have time, the other MG will die and then more squaddies will come.
>>30030503Yes, though using them is assumed to be part of opening fire.But it's a pretty open room so grenades won't be quite as effective.
>>30030503I really wish we knew how big of room this was because that can be an option but if it's a small room that's just going to affect us too and I'm willing to bet she'll recover faster.
>>30030466>Open fire right now.If only we had used the drugs. I could be using a variety of SNOWFLAME images for every action.
>>30030543>>30030545AHahaha. Fucking hell Merc.
>>30030543but that makes using nades better for uswe won't blast/stun ourselves
>>30030466>TalkHey Heart Hammer, how are you doing?
>>30030585Easier to dodge them, too.
>>30030600Hey, buying time. Might as well try.
>>30030618I can never remember if cooking a nade is just viyda or something you could really do.>>30030628I never said we shouldn't try, but most likely responses will be something around that.
>>30030647Something you really do.
>>30030647Hey a 1% chance vs 0% chance, let's do it.Also, somethings people forget that the first strike in a fight is not always bullets or fists, but words.>>30030647Cooking grenades is dangerous but can be effective.
Rolled 11, 20, 20 = 51>>30030466You weren't about to let Heart Hammer seize the initiative. Even though it was possible to wait her out, that would just leave her with up to three targets she could individual target at any time. "Open fire!" You yell.>roll 1d20
>>30030647it's something that can be done, but usually won't because it's an easy way to kill you and your squadmatesif anything, nades are mainly for area denial. a nade is thrown in, the enemy has to evacuate the areaWe don't really need area denial, we just need to keep her circle from really getting up. nades mean she has to move, which in turn drops her circle.if we can manuver her into the microwave gun, we can take her outshe probably hasn't figured out the microwave gun is doing it yet, as it just feels like the general area is stinging and burning hotor at least I read.
Rolled 18>>30030708aaaand we're fucked.2 20s?
Rolled 17>>30030708>those rollsThis is gonna hurt, isn't it?
>>30030545>>30030585Okay. dumb idea, but hear me out.chuck a grenade, announce that we're chucking a grenade, get people to react like we chucked a grenade.don't pull the pin out of the grenade. Use the moments of confusion to mow her down.
>>30030743It's most likely rolls for Leo and Jones
>>30030733Depends for who those dice are for.So who is getting chunky-salsa-ed after ignoring good ideas?
Rolled 17>>30030754This... could actually work...if only we had a decoy grenade
>>30030743I thought those were our squaddies, right? Right?>>30030715Dodged a bullet there commander
>>30030754Heh, that trick was used in Battlestar Galactica, toss a gernade, shoot them as they dived, never pulled the pin.
>>30030715That was too close, Armchair.
>>30030708>those 20s>>30030729Man, we're probably paste if those rolls aren't for our squad. But I'm sure Merc Command will give us one last opportunity to not be a complete idiot and use the companion juice.Is it a bad idea? Yeah, probably. Will we die without it? Yup!
>>30030803If I remember history correctly, someone threw potatoes onto an enemy ship during WW2 to bluff the enemy into thinking he threw hand grenades.
Rolled 5>>30030803dude, I use it even CSGO to great effectfake grenades are the best thing.
>>30030803haven't seen BSG, but it just seemed like something that would fly so far in the face of reason; that by the time she can process exactly what happened, she's already dead.>>30030775a spent gas grenade would be perfect if we had one, but as it stands just not unpinning the live one would have to do.
>>30030851>1d3>picking a target
>>30030851>merc rolls a 1I pray that's hers...
>>30030851This is gonna hurt very badly either for us or that MG.Oh god, hype.
>>30030851Uh oh, what roll was that?>>30030868Might be a target roll
>>30030882>1d3, it was a target rollProbably Jones.Least it's not someone we care about.
Rolled 17>>30030868it's a 1d3
>>30030902Nah, clench those teeth.Shes coming right at us.
>>30030851You open up by throwing a flashbang before all three of you fire at once. The blast momentarily blinds Heart Hammer, causing her to stumble a bit as Beowulf fire chips away at her Circle. However, she quickly regains her senses, and with a scream of rage, slams her hammer down onto the ground, causing the entire chamber to rumble as if an earthquake had hit, causing all of you to stumble as you try to regain your footing. You then see Heart Hammer speed dashing directly at you, winding up her hammer for another attack.>Retreat>Dodge>Stand and shoot.>Other
>>30030915>>Stand and shoot.
>>30030915>DodgeCan we retreat in a dodging fashion?
>>30030915> otherCompanion juice~!
Rolled 18>>30030915if we can trust our teammates, we can stand. Now is when we pull out a frag, pop a pin, and run right at the MG.not actually. Let's just stick with trying to bait her into staying in our teammate's LoS while staying out of theirs.Remember, if we can get her in the microwave cone, we've got this
>>30030915>RetreatBuy us some more distance and more time.
>>30030915>DodgeLet the other two take advantage of the opening.
>>30030915can we get a quick sketch of the room and positions?
>>30030915>DodgeStay alive and distract her
>>30030915>RetreatDodge is a bad idea, considering the fact that the hammer is more or less an AoE attack. We would be vulnerable to her next strike.Plus we want to get her away from what she was trying to destroy. Maybe we'll find some reinforcements.
>>30030986FUCKED (this is us)---------ABOUT TO FUCK
>>30030986Yeah Merc, I think this can really help us.As well as the difference between dodge and retreat.
>>30030958Dodging the hit to come still gives them a chance to pump full of lead longs not letting us just stand their potentially getting shellacked.>>30031006It very well might take her time to ready up another hit.But I do agree we may chance at running into reinforcements, if we retreat. Which is why I asked if we can do a dodging retreat, haha.
>>30030915>OtherDRUGS!THEY MAKE YOU COOL!
>>30031021>>30030986A million hours in paint.Basically, green dot is alice, blue dots are Leo and Jones, red dot is Heart Hammer. Retreat means you try and lure Heart Hammer out of the room, while dodge means you just move to the side and stay in the room.
>>30031057It might take her time to attack again, but my point is that we'll be stunned.
>>30031103Thanks a lot Merc. I still support retreating.
>>30031103If that's the case, I say we go for>retreatIt'd be better to get her out of this room.
>>30031103Can we not dodge out of the room? If not, okay that's fine. But I feel the need to ask.
>>30031103Retreat is dodging outside, where the squaddies are?>RETREAT
Rolled 13>>30030915"Motherfucker." You grunt. "Dropping a frag!"Leo, hearing you, dives to take cover behind some computer equipment while you spin around to make a run for the door, dropping a frag grenade in the process. You then sprint as hard as you fucking can. You may not be able to speed dash as efficiently as a Magical Girl anymore, but you can still run pretty goddamn fast.>roll 1d20
Rolled 10>>30031202Tactical advance in the reverse direction.
Rolled 8>>30031202We're going to die aren't we?
>>30031220I'm somewhat redeemed.
>>30031220You manage to reach the door by the time the grenade explodes, but you're pretty sure that wouldn't stop Heart Hammer, so you keep moving. Sure enough. a pissed off Heart Hammer soon appears at the door as well, a bit singed. Ha, serves her right. You fire your rifle at her a few more times to keep her attention on you."Walters, where are you?" You yell in your radio."We just bagged that MG!" Walter announces."Well get your ass down here, we need backup!" You yell. "We'll be there in 30 seconds!" Walters responds."Alice, is that you?" You hear Lucy's voice butt in. "Me and my squad are en route in the elevator. We need a couple more minutes."Well, there was only a few places to try and lead Heart Hammer down...>West hall. Lure her into the Cooker's effective range.>East hall: That's where Lucy and her squad will be coming from.>South hall: That's where Walters and his squad are coming from.>Other
>>30031327>>West hall. Lure her into the Cooker's effective range.
>>30031327>West hall. Lure her into the Cooker's effective range.Someone is manning that right? Oh god this is going to suck for us.
>>30031327>West hall. Lure her into the Cooker's effective range.
>>30031327>West hall: Cook this MGWe got one MG, no need for the other.Tell people where we're going, but DO NOT say aloud what we intend to lead her into. Have folks get ready to end this shit now.
>>30031327>South hall: That's where Walters and his squad are coming from.Hammer? Meet hail of bullets
>>30031327Wait; how will the Cooker know not to shoot at us, since we're the first one to enter the hall if we're trying lure Heart Hammer into its effective range?Do we have an IFF badge or something?
>>30031327If the cooker is still up and running, wouldn't we need to run through the field in order to get the MG into it, thereby cooking us as well? Seems like a bad plan.>South hall: That's where Walters and his squad are coming from.Closest allies.
>>30031327"Hey, is anybody manning the Cooker?" You ask as you sprint back up towards the west hall."Y-yeah! Ready and waiting!" You hear one of Walters' men respond."Good, turn off the Cooker. I'm going to try and lure the MG down the hall, and when I give the signal, turn the thing on at full power and we'll fry the bitch.""G-got it!" The soldier yells. "You're clear!"Firing off one last burst at Heart Hammer, you spin around and sprint down the West Hall. You steal a glance over your shoulder and see Heart Hammer chasing after you, no doubt believing you were the one at the disadvantage here.The problem was, you weren't sure if you were going to make it to the end of the hall before Heart Hammer caught up with you.>Gotta go FASTER.>Activate the Cooker now. You can handle a second or two of exposure.>Other
>>30031556>>Gotta go FASTER.
>>30031556>gotta go fastTIME FOR MAXIMUM SANICOR KICK INTO THE SPEED FORCE, ONE OF THE 2.
>>30031556>Activate the Cooker now. You can handle a second or two of exposure.Need to work on our tan anyways
>>30031556>Activate the Cooker now. You can handle a second or two of exposure.Dive into the ground to attempt to avoid the worst of it
>>30031556>Gotta go FASTER.It's not like we have somebody trying to cave our skull in.
>>30031556>Gotta go FASTER.No matter what, we're must likely going to roll. SO RUN FASTER ALICE RUN FASTER!
>>30031556Do you know what could make us go faster?DRUGS!THE ANSWER IS DRUGS!
>>30031636Man, why can't we play druggie MG quest?
Rolled 18>>30031556You try to will yourself to move faster, pouring as much energy into your legs as possible.Faster. Faster. FASTER.>roll 1d20
Rolled 5>>30031786Hail Mary.
Rolled 12>>30031786Well, we're fucked.
>>30031819We're about to take a giant hammer to the back, aren't we...
>>30031827At least we might get knocked out of the cooker.
>>30031835Oh the pain we're about to be in.
Rolled 3 + 6>>30031327>>West hall. Lure her into the Cooker's effective range.
>>30031827We're about to find out.
>>30031839This is what we get for taking a vacation.
>>30031847One that was forced on us. I would like to point out.
>>30031847All the riding around in the pink humvee has made us soft and lazy. Should have been out chasing those rookies on foot.
>>30031847Egan better give us ALL of his toys after fucking saving his fucking science project.
Rolled 2 + 6>>30031888>his
>>30031786It almost looks like you're about to make it when you feel a crushing impact on your back, like getting hit by a freaking truck. Resisting the urge to scream in pain, you topple to the ground, your slightly enhanced physiology probably the only thing keeping you alive at this point. You also hear a loud metallic clang as Heart Hammer's weapon falls to the ground. The bitch actually threw her goddamn hammer at you! A few meters down, you can see the Cooker, and Walters' man peeking out from behind it. He fires off several rifle rounds but Heart Hammer's Circle easily allows her to ignore them. One rifle wasn't going to cut it.On the other end, you can see Heart Hammer slowly walking towards you, picking up her hammer and ready to finish you off.But you were so close. You try to look for your weapon but your Beowulf has been knocked out of your grasp. All you've got is your Goo Gun and your Deagle.You could try to get back up and run, but you weren't sure if it was possible considering it felt like there were a dozen knives in your back. You could tell Walters' man to activate the Cooker right now. Heart Hammer would take the full blast, but since you were lying down on the ground you'd probably avoid the worst of it.Maybe.But the fact of the matter was you had to do SOMETHING.>Try to get back up and RUN. >Activate the Cooker.>Draw your pistol for a Last Stand.>Other
>>30031965>otherTime to JUICE UP
>>30031965>Activate the Cooker.THIS IS GOING TO SUCK
>>30031965>>Activate the Cooker.
>>30031965COMPANION JUICE INJECT IT
>>30031965Draw goo gun and pistolHave court activatedUse the fact the cooker throws her circle off to score an incapacitating hit
>>30031965>Activate the Cooker.The pain will be a good pain.
>>30031965>Activate the Cooker.
>>30031965>Activate the cookerIt'll be painful, but it blasts through circles better than anything else we have. If we can shoot her while the cooker takes down the circle even better.
>>30031965>>30032007I support this idea.
>>30032007This might work... or we destroy our own arms... might as well take the chance>Supporting this one
>>30031965>>30032007This. This man gets it. He is using strategy and knowledge.
>>30031965>>Activate the Cooker.Time for a fucking TV dinner.
>>30032058With a side of US on the plate.
>>30032058Well, can't make an omelet without burning a couple of eggs.
>>30032058Cooker has a beam settingwe're prone she's standingWe're in a hallThe enemy had no projectile as her handset is a distance from herWe have the advantage
Rolled 20>>30031965"Turn on the Cooker!" You yell."But-""FUCKING DO IT!" You scream as you flip onto your back, both your Goo Gun and Deagle drawn. You hear a click and suddenly your entire body is wracked with searing hot pain. You fight the urge to scream and try to keep your aim steady, content in the fact that whatever you're getting hit by, Heart Hammer is suffering worse. Indeed, you see Heart Hammer shrieking as the focused microwave beam starts to sear her flesh, here Cricle rapidly blinking on and off as it tried to repel the energy.You pull both triggers.>roll 1d20
>>30032117>lying on our ass with a dozen broken ribs>We have the advantageI wish I shared your optimism
Rolled 16>>30032210FUCK YOU
Rolled 14>>30032210Dice Gods, I've never prayed to you, but if you can hear me, grant us victory. And if you do not...then to hell with you!
Rolled 8>>30032210FUCK EVERYTHING
Rolled 18>>30032210>enemy nat20Oh hell.
>>30032210>another 20I give up. Just skip to the part where we wake up in the infirmary.
>>30032210Oh come on...
>>30032211Ribs means getting up is hardwe didn't need toWe just need bullets in the magical And the cooker beam means the person targeted isn't able to do shit
>>30032210Maybe the Dice Gods Really want us to Henshin....
Rolled 1>>30032261This looks promising.
>>30032210FUCK THIS DIE
>>30032210>>30032261http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdjLBYxAcUIYou fire everything you've got, but it simply isn't enough. For some nigh, unexplainable reason, Heart Hammer's Circle manages to hold. And in the heat of that microwave hell, with her flesh literally roasting Heart Hammer has only one thing left keeping her going.Her absolute hate for you.Despite the the obvious pain she's in, Heart Hammer stumbles towards you. She doesn't even have the strength to pick up her hammer, so she settles for kneeling over your chest and clenching her hands around your throat, her sizzling skin burning against yours, and she SQUEEZES.You weakly try to push her off, but you're in no better condition than she is. You know you're not going to win this if thing's stay as they are.You then see a dark silhouette coming up behind Heart Hammer, though you're not sure if it was an actual person or just an illusion created by your near delirious state.You can also feel a syringe jostling around in one of your pouches.>Try and see what he shadow is.>Take the Juice.>Other
>>30032489>>Try and see what he shadow is.
Rolled 14>>30032489>>Take the Juice.
>>30032489>Try and see what he shadow is.Woo. Neat option.
>>30032489>Try and see what he shadow is.
>>30032489>Take the Juice.
>>30032489>>Take the Juice.
Rolled 19>>30032489>>Try and see what he shadow is.
>>30032489Try to see what the shadow is.
>>30032502>>30032525>>30032527>>30032562>>30032563>>30032572THE SHADOW OF DEATHTAKE THE FUCKING 'ROIDS.
>>30032489>Try and see what he shadow is.THE BOX
Rolled 11>mfw all this dice madness might have been adverted with drinking that fucking puke shit
>>30032502>>30032525>>30032527>>30032562>>30032563>>30032572>>30032608With our fucking luck, it's Loki ready to collect our soul.
>>30032620And if we can't rely on our own ability, and begin using roids for the rest of the quest, what will we have accomplished?
>>30032489>OtherGrab either side of Hammer's head, and squeeze our thumbs into her eyes.
>>30032489I think you know what I'm going to suggest...IT'S DRUGS
Rolled 15>>30032646Technically its still our ability.
>>30032489jesus fuck you faggots take the syringe and don't dieholy fucking shit.i hate all of you.
>>30032676As much of a compelling argument you make.>>30032608>>30032562>>30032489THE BOX >Try and see what he shadow is.
>>30032646We have then scienced the power of magic using Companion's blood. It'll motivate us to hunt more companions.Druggie MG quest, HO!
>>30032697And refusing to dope up to accomplish what we want is not?
Rolled 2>>30032489TIEBREAKER1. Shadow2. Juice
>>30032742Took you long enough Alice.Heart Hammer, prepare your anus for the power of Science and Humanity!
>>30032646>what will we have accomplished?Having a rest of the quest.
>>30032788I don't know, she's a borderline prince of khorne with all the RAGE she's emanating.
>>30032752>>30032754>>30032791>>30032804>people not getting what just happen
>>30032819Huh, I wonder if there is a flip side to MGs.
Rolled 16>>30032825Pity them.
>>30032825Well that was awfully silly of me, i see what he did there now.
Rolled 14The shadow is obviously nemesis and in all likelyhood, will attempt to attack us when we're done with thr bitch.I vote we run out and refuse to engage. Wait out the timer.
So do we have a transformation sequence and wear an MG outfit?
>>30032873Well this would be fucking fun and ironic. Go down to protect Nemesis, kill him in our rage.
>>30032897We fucking better.Fuck, this images are going to appear on the net, arn't they?
>>30032897We'll have to finish the job of murdering everyone down in the labs to prevent the spread of this news.
>>30032897Then we spend 30 seconds of juice for a transformation sequence.
>>30032897Magical Incubator. Our ears elongate and everything.
Rolled 5>>30032898Nothing in the description of thr companion juice showed any manipulation of alice's mental state.We should be able to control our actions.
>>30032952Yeah, you remember the part about it not being fully tested?
>>30032935The usual interpretation is that it occurs instantaneously.>>30032952Untested, to many unknowns, let's have fun.
>>30032897I would hope so, but it should be fairly subdued.
>>30032489Well fuck, it's not like you had anything left to lose at this point. Reaching into your side pouch, you take out the syringe of Companion Juice and jab it into your other arm.Suddenly your entire world explodes into color. With one single punch ,you send Heart Hammer flying into the ceiling. With newfound strength, you slowly start to stand up. Even though the pain from the microwaves was still excruciating, everything else seemed to melt away. You even felt two very familiar items materialize in your hands.A twin pair of knives, the blades made out of a multitude of colored crystals that gleamed brightly in this microwave hell. Rainbow Edge and Prism Shard. Feeling their weight in your hands was like finding your long lost dog again.MAGICAL GIRL KALEIDOSCOPE"RAINBOW SLASH!" You scream, making a slashing motion at Heart Hammer before she even had a chance to fall back down from the ceiling. There's a bright flash, and then everything goes dark."My my, what an exciting turn of events." You hear a very familiar, very annoying voice."Damnit, Loki, can't you just let me die in peace?" You grumble. You look around. You're still in the hallway, but it's completely empty. Your signature weapons were gone as well."Well, I can't let THAT happen, now can I? We're both still linked, after all." Loki chuckles as he paces back and forth. "Besides, you're not dead. Very close, but still very much alive.""Wonderful." You grunt. "Now what the hell do you want?"(cont)
>>30033001"Well, I'd like to present an opportunity. You'll probably reject it anyways, but I might as well try." Loki leaps up to perch on your shoulder. "That thing you just did to yourself, well, lets just say it made some very interesting changes in your body. Changes we both could capitalize on." "Get to the point, cat." You grunt, shaking Loki off your shoulder."I can replicate the effect of the drug that you took. Make it a little more... permanent, if you will.""What's the catch?" You narrow your eyes."Hmmmm, well, increasing your magical affinity would also make ME more powerful as well, so I guess there's that." Loki stares directly at you. "But, you've already proven to be rather amazingly free spirited. I doubt you'd even notice!""Uh huh." You say, totally unconvinced."But think about it, Alice." Loki purrs. "Don't you miss it? The magic, the power, your very soul physically manifested as tools of destruction? Don't tell me you don't. I do live inside your mind, after all."You're silent for what seems like an eternity.>No deal, cat.>...I'm interested.>Other
>>30033026> make ME more powerful as well>No deal, cat.HAHA, fuck you.
>Other>...I'm interested.But only if you tell me why. Otherwise no deal.
>>30033026>>No deal, cat.We're going to beat our enemies with superior tech, and teamwork, not with some fancy pants "magic".
>>30033026>OtherIf I'm going to reject this anyways, what are the implications of making your more powerful?
>>30033026>No deal, cat.Fuck off Loki
>>30033026>DealSIDE WITH SATAN.
>>30033026>...I'm interested.Fuck it.
Rolled 4>>30033026>>Other"Whats it to you. You said you didnt care about such things anymore except that I not die."
Guys this is a chance to get that information on why the MG's decided to attack humans.
>>30033026>...I'm interested.Let's make things interesting.
>>30033026>>OtherWhatever you do or say, I'm not doing your damned bidding again.
>>30033026>No deal, cat.Yeah, no. We don't miss it. We might miss the old weight of those blades. But him? everything that came with being an MG. Fuck that.
>>30033026>Other"I need answers, Loki. Why is any of this happening?""Tell me, and I'll consider this deal of yours."
>>30033026>...I'm interestedif we as the players can still control our actions as a MG then I see no downside. of course I have no idea what the GM has in store for us but I still wanna see where this goes...
>>30033026>Other>Since I am "oh so free" mind telling me why attaking the humans?
>>30033026No deal, cat.
>>30033100Yeah, telling Loki to buzz off doesn't really work. We just get in increasingly worse situations.
>>30033026>No deal, cat.
So if we take this deal, what happens to the Stalkers and Nemesis?
>>30033116We just wouldn't deploy them near us.
>>30033100He already has our 20's and 1's captive, don't want to deal with Will checks or compels or something
>>30033026>No deal, cat.i really don't trust this cat. Every damn he's talked it's talking to a devil. We trusted him once. Not happening again.
>>30033026Wait, changing my answer from:>>30033053>OtherI'm changing the terms of the deal slightly. We need a live companion. I'll protect you from the harshest experiments and anything that can really hurt you, but we need you to explain the actions of MGs and companions and explain everything that's happened. You're on humanity's side now, or at least our prisoner.
Rolled 12>>30033026>>No deal, cat.
>>30033026>...I'm interested.Think of the possibilities for tormenting rookies!
>>30033026DRUGS GIVE YOU SUPERPOWERS!>I'M INTERESTED!
>>30033026>...I'm interested.This is going to be good.
Rolled 10>>30033026>No deal, cat.Fuck off cat
>>30033181Which we do perfectly fine at. We even got Leo in a dress.
>>30033199>>30033170Stop samefagging. It's incredibly rude.
>>30033026>...I'm interested.sorry for the late vote, watching Shadow Quest and this at the same time while watching youtube videos is hard to keep balanced.
>>30033190How many pictures do you have of Snowflame anyways?
>>30033026Okay, I'm going to call a revote.Respond with ONLY the number corresponding to your choice and link to this post. You have five minutes.1. Deal2. No Deal
>>30033181I'm more interested in getting a live companion. Egan requires one, why not one that will cooperate with us.
Rolled 20>>30033026>>No deal, cat.But probe for details
>>30033026>No deal, cat.Yeah, nah, I'm totally fine with Alice becoming a druggie, but not that
>>30033217I DON'T KNOW? HOW MUCH COCAINE AM I HOLDING!
>>300332372 no deal
>>30033244>Respond with ONLY the number corresponding to your choice
>>30033244>>30033257>>30033267Number only man
>>30033237I guess the 2's win.
>>30033329Hey, I see what you did there
Man, I was looking forward to recontracting. Fuck.Well, let's say we capture a companion and, through science, found a way to become meguca WITHOUT any interaction with Loki. Would you guys be game?
>>30033368contracting got everyone in this mess, the companions are fucking evil incarnate, why the fuck you would want to go back and do that, and become everything we hated in our friends, i've no idea
>>30033368I was trying to get a live companion that can side with us or something. Or at least a live companions for Egan.I admit, I'm weak. I'm a sucker for power. It would be great to play Faust in a MG quest.
>>30033368We already killed our companion once because we refused to play their game any longer, why the fuck would we decide to place our self into a situation where we could end up under their power again?
>>30033368No, not really. I want to Alice to move keep moving away from all this magic crap. Like to see her get back to some sort of normal life. Well, as normal as she can get. Which is why I hate this juice crap.
>>30033368Not really.Only to keep to churn out more juice.
>>30033351Was the cutoff of five minutes Voting is over
>>30033403Not a smart move for a quest, but it would be a fun move.It would be like playing a Renegade Shepard or something.
>>30033429>>30033425>>30033424>>30033416>>30033434Guys. The time. It's already passed.
>>30033403>>30033418Oh please. It's like getting psychic powers in XCOM.Besides, this would be artificial magical girls. No companions involved in contracting.
>>30033368Would not object, but seriously, screw that cat, we killed him once for a good reason.Only SCIENCE may give us power in a pinch. Either way I want the powerfist, dammit.
>>30033449I prefer the mech side of XCOM.
>>30033449>>30033449>Besides, this would be artificial magical girls. No companions involved in contracting.>No companions involved in contracting.What, are you deliberately just ignoring Loki?
>>30033454Just to let you know, powerfist would have been suicide against Heart Hammer. At least the juice was as game changing as I predicted it was.
>>30033472He was talking about if they found someway to give back the magical powers without having to contract.
>>30033449The juice is like psychic powers in a cup, doing whatever to permanently get magical powers would open us up for Loki to get strong enough to mindfuck us againI don't even like the juice because from the first time it was introduced fucking warning bells went off about us losing control if we got unlucky or relied on it too much which like every shiny thing ever given to /tg/ they will
>>30033491too bad everyone wants to be fucking boring
>>30033497Juice has a hell of a kick to it, though.
>>30033497Yep. Which is why I hate merc didn't do a fucking recount of the votes. >but I'm tiredFuck you.
>>30033497you don't fucking know that stop making mountains our of mole hills you cunt
>>30033491Powerfist would hardly have been suicideWe could have charged her, fucked her barrier and bukkake'd her with goo and avoided this whole chase and near death experience unless the rolls went terrible from the outset
>>30033497WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON'T LIKE DRUGS!
>>30033506oh boo hoosome of us like this character and play IC instead of powergaming
>>30033237"No deal, cat." You frown. "Taking up your offer is what got me in this mess in the first place.""Well, it was worth a try." Loki sighs. Well, I suppose I should let you get back to your ACTUAL dream, then.""What wha-" You try to chase after Loki when you feel something grab your arms. You look down and see well... you, except it's not you. It was like looking in a reflection, except your reflection had a much more sinister look to her. Not to mention, she was coming out of the ground to grab you by the arms, and she begins pulling you down like a fisher reeling in his catch. Your dark reflection just grins as her mouth opens wider, and wider, and WIDER-"GGAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!" You scream as your eyes snap open, only to wince back shut when light floods into them."You should lie back down. The healing process isn't over yet." You hear a calm, almost soothing voice.>Just lie back down and relax.>Wait, that voice sounds familiar...>Other
>>30033497I dknt want it to be a too common thing but its a trump card. To be used when the alternative is death.Besides, today was a good test.
If everyone is so fucking scared of Loki, why not just retire and be out of danger completely?I mean, why not play it completely safe to the point of nothing interesting happening and the plot never moving forward?
>>30033522Let's see>untested compound>made from companions>just had our sort of dead companion tell us it could increase our power and his if we wantI would say that given 2/3 were told to us at the time I knew and I am being reasonably against it
>>30033544>>Wait, that voice sounds familiar...
>>30033544>Wait, that voice sounds familiar...
>>30033491Not for Heart Hammer (she's dead), I mean that the powerfist might be useful in some situations like charging while unaware and then giving the MS acute lead poisoning. It's a certain one/two shot if used right, and may be reliable on the long run.
>>30033544>Wait, that voice sounds familiar...Did we just get mindfucked by Loki?FUCK
>>30033528>EVERYTHING WOULD HAVE BEEN FINE IF WE ROLLED GUDDDD yes, that is how rolling works. we could have skipped this whole scene too if we had rolled good. ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN WITH GOOD ROLLS
>>30033544 >Wait, that voice sounds familiar..."I told you NO experiments!"
>>30033547brilliant logic, we don't like the cat thats collegues were responsibly for turning our friends against humanity and us, so we should just go and live atop of everest and die alonefuck off
>>30033543>having fun is powergamingfuck off you bitch. I like this character too but she would be a lot more fun with powers than being normal
>>30033588>let's be completely paralyzed by the obvious main villain who lives inside our headSounds like a fun quest!
>>30033547Yeah, faggots like you need to shut the fuck up. Plot can still move on without going back to being a ~magic girl~Not everyone wants go down your goddamn route. Big whoop.
>>30033574Wow way to be a massive cocksucker and twist my wordsI said the fist would have worked fine if we didn't roll terribly, we rolled decently with everything else and were outrolled by our opponent and got fucked because we didn't have anything that specifically is designed to destroy barriers.
>>30033601Gee, not everyone is agreement on that. I like Alice as is. I think she's fine as is.Fuck off.
>>30033543IC would recognize the strategic power of being able to fight on equal or better terms.
>>30033623yeah, and the running away would have worked fine if we hadn't been outrolled by our opponent
>>30033632IC realizes the danger of putting ourselves at the possibly mercy of companions again and would rather fight them with what we have proven pretty damn effective with rather than putting ourselves, our team and civilians at risk because we want to play with sparkles
>>30033632IC also lost her magical powers by murdering her own Companion.
>>30033632...She is not a ball of logic anon, she killed her own companion and detransformed to get away from what they were doing, and with her emotional state regarding her friends and having to fight them, I very much doubt she would see it as the Contractingness of +5 Stronk and equip it willy nilly.
>>30033656>>30033656IC misses her powers
>>30033656That was because Loki wanted her to turn traitor, not because magic is inherently evil.
>>30033673And there was strings attached to that magic wasn't there? Why in gods name would Alice put those strings back on willingly.
>>30033655>>30033656IC would recognize the grisly nature of her work, and having the value to choose option C over the horrible options A and B.>>30033660She intimately knows the power of MGs, and is strongly motivated against companions and protecting her comrades. She will be willing to sacrifice herself to protect them in their line of work.
>>30033688because she's dedicated her life to taking out magical girls and this would even the playing ground by a dramatic amount?
>>30033688So remove the companion's influence from the process. What's the problem?>in before "I don't want to change and have no argument other than magic is bad because companion"
>>30033715>remove the companion's influence How? Please do tell us how?
>>30033715Remove it's influence by using it's power to give yourself power which also recharges LokiHow exactly is that removing the influence again?
>>30033711She also knows her position with the hunters is on the ropes, currently.Why jeopardise that.We can all go back and forth the whole day. Frankly, alice iz majorly conflicted at this point.
>>30033730how do we remove him now? please tell us how?
>>30033730Capture a companion, research it. Spin off some practical applications of that research. Yeah, it might not work. But why not make it a goal?Like the other anon says. It evens the playing field significantly. We're only as good as we are because some of our former strength was permanent.
>>30033715>I don't want to changeAlso, fuck you. Because people aren't willing to follow your way of doing things doesn't make their answers wrong anymore than yours.
>voting to get magical powers backRemove Meguca
>>30033715Because Loki going "yeah, have power, and make me stronger, but you can just ignore that, promise"Is a fucking serious red flag.Using the juice, maybe more refined to avoid getting Loki'd would be leagues better than going "yeah loki, thanks for the power, no hard feelings"Remember the juice is only in the initial research, if we have patience maybe we'll get something good out of the tech tree and not screw ourselves over "power at a price"
>>30033753>Capture a companion, research it. Spin off some practical applications of that research. Yeah, it might not work. But why not make it a goal?Fine do that. But we're taking powers again until we do the fucking research on it.
>>30033795>we're not taking.goddamn I need sleep not this bullshit.
Can this thread just end already. Please. Everyone's unhappy and we just need time to cool down
>>30033795>>30033795Fine. We're in relative agreement then. Good enough for meBut, if we are going to do that, we should probably tell people that Loki is in our heads and talked about growing more powerful if we gain more magical powers.Because the Loki problem can't be solved if we don't tell anyone about it. They might not be able to remove him, but we could at least deny him whatever he has planned.
>>30033544Wait a minute... that voice sounded familiar. You try to focus your vision more and your eyes finally begin to adjust to the light. You see that you're laying on a ridiculously comfortable bad as a very familiar face hovers over yours and smiles."Well, good morning Alice.""Good morning, Mend Maiden." You grumble."Now please, Alice, I'd like to think that we're close enough that you can call me by my real name!" The Magical Girl tuts at you."Sorry, Mary." You sigh. "How long has it been?""You've gone almost eight months without a life threatening injury! I think that's a new record!" Mary beams. "I guess that means I'm on the Prison Star, then.""Yep!"(cont)
>>30033826Heh, I really think Egan owes us big time this time.
>>30033842> prison star> another cooperative MG.Woaaaaaa.Also, yes. We can check in on heartlancer.
>>30033854>Whoops, forgot to paste the text!You sigh again. Mary... was a bit different from other Magical Girls. Her powers were completely non-offensive, for some reason or another. As a result, she didn't seem as violent or antagonistic as other Magical Girls. In fact, when you had cornered her, she gave herself up willingly. She was even willing to use her healing powers to assist the Bureau, though she refused to tell you anything about the Companions or their plans."You know, you really should be more careful next time." Mary sighs as she wipes some sweat off her brow. "The more times I have to heal you, the more resistant your body becomes to my magic.""Yeah yeah." You grumble. "I don't suppose you're willing to talk to me about Hermes?""Sorry, that would violate my doctor-patient confidentiality." Mary says without breaking her smile.You suspect those doctors' ethics she was taught when she was young had something to do with her willingness to be neutral about the whole conflict. "Oh, I see you're awake. Having fun with Mary?" You hear ANOTHER familiar voice, this time filtered through an intercom. You turn to a large mirror panel, obviously one way security glass. "Oh yeah, boatloads of fun." You grumble. "Now let out of here, Egan.""Let's get the doctor's opinion first." Egan flatly replies. "Well..." Mary shrugs. "I'd like to heal her up a little bit more, but it should be safe for her to move.">Let's get out of here.>Stay for a bit.>Other
>>30033840Two problems; One) General told us never to mention it to any Two) The council will sideline us if not worst, ice us.
>>30033868>Let's get out of here.The less we get magic used on us, the less our body becomes resistant to it.We don't want our body's resistance to Mary's magic to get high enough that she can't save us.
>>30033868>>Stay for a bit.
>>30033868>Let's get out of here.I agree with>>30033884
>>30033868>Stay for a bit."fine fine."
>>30033868>>Let's get out of here."Well I should heal part of it the old fashioned way then... im on thr prison star? Is heartlancer here? Is she awake?"
>>30033842>Healer type Active MG on board of the Prison Star.Damm, that changes everything.>Let's get out of here.>Hey Egan, what happened after the incident?
>>30033868>>Let's get out of here.nice chatting with you mary, but I've a vacation to get back to, and rookie to scare
>>30033868>Let's get out of here.Go check up on Heartlancer, even if we just walk by her cell.
>>30033868Thank Mary for her work and walk it offLess magic she uses less resistance builds upWonder if Alice has ever talked to her about her struggles with hunting down her former friends
>>30033868"Nah, like you sad, better not let you use too much your magic on me, right?" You grin as you get up from the bed, wincing as your torso screams in protest."Yeah... I didn't finish completely fixing up your ribs. They're going to be pretty sore for a few days.""Y-yeah. Thanks anyways, Mary." You sigh as you limp your way to the cell door.""Well, you know where to find me!" Mary waves. "You should really come visit more! And not when you're nearly dead!""I'll think about it. " You say as the cell door opens and then slams shut behind you. Outside, you see Egan with a pair of heavily armed guards. Egan tosses you change of clothes. Just a simple jumpsuit."Well well, looks like sleeping beauty has awakened." Egan says. "Thanks for saving Nemesis, and double thanks for actually using the Companion Juice. I got lots of helpful data from that.""Good for you." You sigh. "How's Leo and the others?""Oh, they're fine. We're probably going to have to relocate the lab complex now, though, since the MGs know where it is.""Pity. What about Nemesis?""It was deemed too dangerous to keep on the ground, so we shipped it to here, the Prison Star. We're actually planning on waking it up and officially activating it. You want to come see?">Sure>Actually, what about Hearltancer?>Other
>>30034084>Actually, what about Hearltancer?
>>30034084>Actually, what about Heartlancer?>Sure
>>30034084>>Sure>>Actually, what about Hearltancer?I want to do both.
>>30034084>Actually, what about Hearltancer?And is it really smart to activate a Magical Girl Hunter, something that craves to eat a Magical Girl, so close to the only cooperative healer mage?
>>30034084>>30034084>Actually, what about Hearltancer?Nemesis gives me the heebiest of jeebies and I would like to stay far away from it.
>>30034084>Actually, what about Hearltancer?>OtherWhat happened after I used the juice? I blacked out.What's so important about him that I risked my life for him?Also>grab his collar"You fucking owe me"
>>30034084>>Sure>>Actually, what about Hearltancer?And lean on egan for support.Injured personnel and all that.
>>30034123Yes.She owes us after all.And is shorter.
>>30034084>Is it SANE activating the ultimate magical girl hunter in the facility housing the only 2 cooperative "magical able" personnel AND the keep of the former magical girls?>Actually, what about Hearltancer?
>>30034123>>30034156And thrn tease her about the lesbian MG theory.
Why do so many anons still think Egan is a man?
>>30034213Where I come from "Egan" seems like a "man" name. Don't know about the others
>>30034251I know a girl named Egan.Where do you come from?
>>30034084"Actually, is Heartlancer on board right now?" You ask."Oh, yeah, she' s being processed right now. I guess we could swing by and let you visit." Egan nods. "But... well, you might not like what you see.""What's that supposed to mean?" You narrow your eyes."I guess you should see for yourself." Egan says."Alright, lead he way." You say, leaning on Egan's shoulder."Can I ask what you're doing?" Egan blinks."Hey, injured personnel here. Plus, I nearly got killed protecting your little science project, so you do sort of owe me." You growl."Ah, you have a point there." Egan nods. "I was just a bit alarmed because I thought you were coming on to me.""...what?""Let's go."Egan leads you down the hall. It's actually not far since Heartlancer was apparently being processed in the medical module. And there, sitting on the bed in the room is Mirai, now only wearing a simple hospital gown."I have to warn you, Alice." Egan whispers. "Her memory has been significantly affected by the depowering process. I doubt she'll even remember who you are.""What? How?" You blink."I suppose it's similar to the technique they use to erase short term memory." Egan explains. "To analogize, that ability is like deleting a file on a computer, while whatever her Companion did to her was akin to smashing the hard drive with a sledgehammer.""Then what's going to happen to her?""We'll probably keep her under observation for a while, but since she has no powers and no memory, we'll probably transfer her to a facility Earthside. Even though her memory is gone, with a bit of therapy she's got a shot at a normal life.""I... I see." "Well, go on." Egan lightly shoves you toward the door. "I'll be waiting outside."You nod, take a deep breath, and enter the room.(cont)
>>30034335"Hi, Mirai." You say. "Do you remember me?""Excuse me? Have we met before?" Mirai blinks, her face carrying an expression of complete curiosity.You find your eyes beginning to burn a bit. Even if Mirai was still physically alive, the one you knew was effectively dead. You didn't think it would effect you much, but..."Um, Miss?" Mirai blinks. "Why are you crying?""It's nothing." You grunt, wiping your eyes. "My name's Alice, by the way.""Alice..." Mirai frowns. "Have we met before?">Yeah... we used to be friends.>....no, this is the first time we've met.>Other
>>30034361>>Yeah... we used to be friends.
>>30034361>Yeah... we used to be friends.
>>30034361>....no, this is the first time we've met. You resemvle a friend I lost is all
>>30034472Goddammit. Yes.This please.
>>30034361I guess I'm glad at least one of us is able to escape this warlucky you
>>30034361"Yeah... we used to be friends, a long time ago." You manage to utter without choking."Oh, well, I'm really sorry I can't remember." Mirai frowns, as if trying to recall a distant memory. "I actually can't remember a lot of things, but everybody here has been really nice!""I'm sure they are." You nod, forcing a grin out. "Hey!" Mirai beams, and for a brief second you think you see a little of your old friend again. "If we used to be friends, why don't we just start over? Let's be friend again?"Oh... oh god. You don't know how to react to this. On the one hand, part of you is recoiling at the thought of befriending this... person with Mirai's face. Even then, after all you've done, how could you ever justify being her friend?However, your other half, desperate for some form of companionship urges you to reach out.>Yeah, let's be friends again.>I can't...>Other
>>30034521>>Yeah, let's be friends again.
>>30034521>Yeah, let's be friends again.
>>30034541nah, sister analogue.
>>30034541Oh, fuck off. No.
>>30034521>Yeah, but I have some things to take care of first.
>>30034521 >>Yeah, let's be friends again.
>>30034521>Yeah, we can try...
>>30034521>Yeah, let's be friends again.MERC
>>30034521>I can't...We gotta let her go. She doesn't have to be involved any more. Just tell her we want her to live her life to the fullest. And to stay away from anything to do with magic.
>>30034521 >Yeah, let's be friends again.Hug the shit out of that poor girl.
>>30034521"Yeah, let's be friends again." You nod. What the hell, you might as well give it a shot."R-reallly? That's great!" Mirai smiles and hugs you. Jesus, she looked like a little kid. Wait. she practically WAS a little kid. You nearly forgot that powered MGs didn't age.Jeez, it was going to look awkward hanging around a girl that looked four to five years younger than you.You're then interrupted by a loud tapping. You look out the observation window and see Egan knocking on the glass and then pointing at her wrist to signify time was up."I'm sorry, Mirai, but have to go. But... I'll come back and visit soon, okay?" You say."Alright. I'll be waiting!" Mirai grins. You then walk out of the observation room as a pair of nurses and a doctor walk in to do a scheduled checkup."I'll be sure to contact engineering about those faulty air filters. They don't seem to realize how sensitive some people's eyes are." Egan says flatly as you exit the room."T-thanks, Egan." You take a deep breath. "So I guess we wake Nemesis now?""Correct.""Is that... a good idea with all these MGs on board?""Don't worry. Like I said, Nemesis was raised to operate on logic, not instinct." Egan tries to assure you. "Besides, if anything were to go wrong, we could simply jettison the module it's stored in, though that would be such a shame."I'm sure."Egan leads you to yet another observation deck. This time looking into a chamber holding Nemesis' stasis pod."Just in time, Doctor Egan." One of the scientists nods. "We're about to start the awakening process.""Cool." Egan then turns to you. "Since you went through so much trouble protecting it, would you like to do the honors?">Sure, why not.>I'm still not convinced about this thing...>Other
>>30034755>Sure, why not.
>>30034755>I'm still not convinced about this thing...Also Merc, when are we going to get debriefed?
>>30034755>>Other"Together? I saved it. You created it."
>Sure, why not.If we all die I'm going to haunt you in the afterlife
>>30034755>>Sure, why not.but it will never replace my adorable and cute little stalkers
>>30034815He's not there to replace them, anon. He's like a sheepdog. He's there to guard and guide them.We are the shepherd. He is our sheepdog. Th stalkers are our sheep.And the magical girls are the delicious blood-sacks on which our sheep must feed.I like this metaphor.
>>30034755>Sure, why not?>I still like the stalkers, tho.
>>30034863The fact Nemesis isn't as cute as the stalkers doesn't help.But whatever. If it does its job, then it's good enough.
>>30034892What if it was a Tyranid anon?Would it be sufficiently kawaii then?
>>30034932well, when Nemesis inevitably goes crazy and we have to put him down, we can ask Egan to make us an Unyuufex nect
>>30034755"All right, but let's do it together, okay?" You grin. "I saved it, but you created it.""Heh, you really know your way to a scientist's cold, dead heart." Egan grins. "Alright, on three.""One..."Two...""Three!"Both you and Egan push down on the release button. The stasis pod hisses as its systems deactivate and the interior depressurizes. The pod door then swings open, revealing the black chitin clad monster within. At first, it doesn't move, until you see it shifting around. Finally, the Nemesis lets out a might roar (or yawn?) as it rouses from its slumber. Its exoskeleton cracks and creaks as it moves, pulling itself out of its pod and standing in the center of the room. It then begins sniffing the air."MaGicAL GIrrrlLLLLLssSSSss...." It hisses. "ExTERminaTE....""Nemesis. Stand down." Egan says he intercom. "Repeat, stand down.""AckNOWLEdgeD." Nemesis nods and remains standing."See? Completely obedient." Egan grins."Um, Doctor Egan? Something's wrong." One of the scientists warns."What?"The both of you turn back to see Nemesis staring up at the observation deck. right at you.Specifically you."Uh oh..." Egan mumbles as her hand hovers over the DISENGAGE MODULE button.Suddenly, Nemesis' chitin exoskeleton begins to crack and crumble, as if it were molting off."Um, is it supposed to be doing that?" You blink."No, it's never demonstrated that ability before..." Egan gasps.Finally, the last bit of exoskeleton falls away, and what you see simply defies all explanation."Hi, Mom!" The girl standing where Nemesis used to be cheerfully waves at you."What." Egan pulls out a notebook and starts scribbling furiously. "WHAT." You blink."What?" Nemesis tilts her head curiously.>And that's it for tonight! The next Magical Girl Hunter thread will be back to it's regularly scheduled Sunday time! Don't forge to catch PJ Witches on Friday and Cyberpunk Idols on Saturday!
>>30035009God dammit, it's a fucking Loli!Also, we a mommy now!
>>30035009FUCK YEAH, sorry stalker bros, but you just got replaced><???> only way to top that would be to have nemesis ride into battle on a stalker's backoh god this must happen
>>30035009Egan, I swear to god if you used my DNA to create this...
>>30035076She did. And I bet it got combat data from our fight too.
>>30035009>"Hi, Mom!" The girl standing where Nemesis used to be cheerfully waves at you.
Rolled 17>>30035061>this will not go unpunishedindeed. she is now the daddy,
Rolled 3All these signs for AlicexEgan
>>30035125it already happened, while Alice was unconscious, how do you think she got what she needed for nemesis?
>>30035009Whelp Egan, looks like you somehow managed to break every single rule of biology there is to be broken.Good work!
>>30035009I remember saying that Nemesis would never replace our stalker bros, I stand corrected.Well played Merc, well played.
>>30035144>The samples she collectedHa ha