>Last Time On Jake’s Adventures in Time! (Technically it should be Space, but time sounds cooler): http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29662376/>Check my Twitter for updates and reschedules: https://twitter.com/Crosswire>Jake Crocker’s Character Sheet: http://pastebin.com/gNj0pcCS>Rules: http://pastebin.com/XfJFjs52After spitting water all over the nice dining room table upon hearing the size of the Neo Zeon cloning program you, Ma G, and Queen Mineva have a long discussion about what finding the charter would entail (all while repeatedly apologizing for spitting on the nice table cloth).Apparently the Neo-Zeon forces have no idea where the Universal Charter is located, however they are 100% sure it exists and where it isn't. This is thanks to the fact that Banagher is the only surviving member of a family that once ran the Vist Foundation before there was as sort of internal coup that killed off everyone save for him, who only barely survived thanks to Mineva.It’s thanks to him that the Neo-Zeon Forces know that the Universal Charter exists and it’s also thanks to him that the Universal Charter was moved from its previous hiding place. Somehow the Vist Foundation web of information contacts managed to see through Banahger’s amazing disguise of wearing a mask and occasionally a thick pair of black shades and learned he wasn't dead. Because they thought his family told him the location of the Charter, they most likely had it moved. While it’s definitely in a secret location, Banhger firmly believes its current location is significantly less fortified, at least compared to where it used to be held which he described as a “Space Fortress designed to house, protect and hide a single object” (Continued)
>>30258920See what you've done, Char? You disguise yourself with sunglasses and now everyone thinks they can get away with it. It didn't even work when you did it! Everyone kept going "Hey, wait, is that Char Aznable?" whenever they saw you. I don't know you kept convincing them you weren't.
>>30258968How did Neo Zeon search for the charter before we arrived? She said "the Unicorn is the key", and if so, we should have MaG check it out, see if there're any clues about where it is stored inside it or something.
>>30258920>>30259146"Alright. So you know the Charter has been moved and is in a place where you might actually be able to get to it." You state, finishing off your tender steak."So what do you need Ma G for?" "We are in possession of a mobile suit that is capable of tracking the Charter's location." Mineva states, sipping her tea."You do? That's...unusually specific" "It was made by the Vist Foundation to 'test the hearts' of those looking for the Charter. However it was nearly destroyed along with Banagher and while our engineers managed to repair it, I believe the system was damaged. It's been giving Banagher insane directions and I believe it may be sending us on a wild goose chase, one the Titans have been following to pick off my guard." "Are you sure it's not a matter of heart?" You ask, curious to how a system like that would work."I think it's more a matter of busted hardware then the nobility of my guardian. That's why I was hoping your A.I friend could help us in this matter. The system is heavily encrypted, but from what I gleaned from your mind she has the power to do quite a lot." Mineva smiles and you resist the urge to roll your eyes. She read your mind once and now she's acting all cocky about it. "Alright, so if Ma G cracks the code and gets you the location of the Charter what will you give me and my crew?" "Parts, raw materials, and anything within my power to give you. You may help us retrieve the Charter if you wish...or you can leave and be on your way. It's your choice." You sit in silence and think things over as you finish your food. By the time the table is being cleaned you've come to a decision.What is your decision Jake?Will you help Queen Mineva locate the Charter? Or will you try to bail out and get out of this mess?
>>30259436Help her. She knows where we're from, and at the very least we can make sure she holds up her end of the bargain by having MaG not tell us anything and instructing her to send the location after we get what we want.We can totally trade for Parts, MS technical data and a Puru.
>>30259436Yeah, let's help her. We need parts, supplies and medicine badly. Especially since we have no idea when the next jump is due.Have Banagher drop by on the Unicorn with some supplies while we prep the SENTINEL for some hacking - because of all this interference, I don't think MaG could access the Unicorn if it wasn't on our ship. And it'd be a nice bargaining chip in case they decide to turn against us.
>>30259436Let's help the lady out. No harm in it. It's not like we have any preconceived opinion one way or another about the politics of this universe, and these people seem nice enough. Just make sure she knows we may have to bail at any moment if the Grand Wing acts up again. We want to help, but we're not getting stuck in this universe. So, that said, what can she tell us about the Red Unicorn's systems? It "tests the heart" of the pilot. So it has a mind-machine interface? She's psychic, does that mean something like X-Transmitter technology exists in this universe? If so, we might be able to start from adapting code from the AGE-1 Daiki Custom, that's got a custom X-Rounder OS.
>>30259546Also, if we can, we should start up the AGE builders upgrade system. If we're going to be traveling through time, we should have some upgrades ready for the Treasure Star - advanced sensors, plating, all that stuff. Of course, repairs come first, but it'd be nice to improve on the ship.Though we'd probably need to check in with Sirius first, I guess.>>30259564If it does have a mind-machine interface, we could probably try that neural-interface thing from the Black Raven. Or any of the Vagan tech that deals with psychic powers - maybe Zeheart's old suit, which responded to him psychically, if I remember correctly.
>>30259718The only think I'm worried about is we don't know how AGE technology with interact with Newtypes. I'd rather not cause a Magic Space T to start flying about.
>>30259718>>30259546(The Sentinel System is only used for hijacking A.I weapons and the Neural Interface System was designed for Cyborgs like Rysis, not X-Rounders).>>30259509>>30259546>>30259564You decide to help her crack the Unicorn. These people seem nice enough and there's no use worrying about politics in a world you'll be leaving eventually. Besides, the Red Unicorn intrigues you, and you're eager to look over it's systems while Ma G takes a shot at cracking it's systems. "Alright I'll help, but Ma G is based out of the Treasure Star. I'll need to bring the Red Unicorn over to my ship for a direct connection since wireless connections in this universe doesn't work for squat." The Queen's face lights up like a phosphorous flare in a dark cave, even as she tries to mask her happiness with smugness you can tell she's overjoyed you've agreed to help."That can be arranged, just make sure you're able to get the Red Unicorn out quickly in case you decide to leave earlier then I predicted..." "Sure, just make sure you have what we need so you can hold up your end of the bargain. I'll have Daiki sending a list of what we need."Neo Zeon troops move the Red Unicorn over to the Treasure Star and you return to the others, quickly visiting Daiki and making a few additions to the list of supplies you wanted.Entering the hanger you find the Neo-Zeon Troops gone and the Red Unicorn waiting for you, standing tall and noble next to the Crusader Gundam. After hooking it up to the Treasure Star's Computer Core and allowing Ma G to begin scanning the programs of the suit, you begin looking over the mechanical systems of the Red Unicorn...>(Roll 1d20+15 to attempt mechanical analysis of the suit. 1 is a critical failure, 20 is a critical success, and only the first three rolls will be accepted)
Rolled 5 + 15>>30259935Rolling>>30259718I've got an idea in mind for a Gen 3 refit to our ships, to help them keep up with advances in tech. Maybe an entirely new ship class, though I can see the appeal of keeping the Diva the whole time. It just seems weird that we upgrade our mecha as time goes on, but that we still ride around in a ship built fifty years ago. There's a lot of room for new equipment. Stuff like conformal beam shield barriers, using SigMaxxis tech to improve the Photon Blaster Cannon's firing rate, streamlining for atmospheric flight, that sort of thing.
Rolled 6 + 15>>30259935That list has "One Puru Clone" written in on the bottom, right?
>>30260023Okay, seeing how you used the wrong modifier. Crosswire, we going to count that one?
Rolled 20 + 15>>30259935
>>30260048No.Definitely not, because I corrected my modifier here.>>30260054
>>30260072Nice. With that roll we're going to wind up with either some small understanding of the NT-D or a detailed knowledge of Minovsky tech to improve our own fusion reactors with. Either way, I'm happy.
>>30259982Well, yeah. I guess the Camelot was supposed to have experimental tech aboard before it was sunk during the battle for Zarth. If Jake has the blueprints on hand, we could experiment with upgrading the TS - it's primarily an exploration ship and isn't really outfitted for a prolonged battle.We could combine them with the data from the MP Diva, the Treasure Star and the Baronche - improved mobility from the Baronche, improved catapult system from the Treasure Star, and improved weapons and armor from the Divas. Hell, our HyDODS weapons will wreck shit in the UC timeline because there isn't such a thing as mass-produced EM shielding like the Vagans have.
>>30260197What is the catapult on the treasure star? Because if it's not the thing that has a Revolver Catapult, I suggest a Revolver Catapult.
>>30260223A revolver mechanism is less efficient and takes up more space.
>>30260270But it's totally awesome and can launch MS really quick.
>>30260223Yeah, the TS has the Revolver Catapult. Also comes with some Anti-Air beam cannons, Anti-Ship beam cannons, and that Mega-Beam cannon that's supposedly for destroying colonies.
>>30260283>>30260270It doesn't matter, because the Treasure Star already has a Revolver Catapult.
>>30260312It looks like the Revolver Catapult is built heavily into the ship. We'd have to take the ship apart and rebuild it to remove it. Which means we're probably going to end up keeping the Revolver Catapult.
>>30260197Yeah, HY-DODS is going to mess shit up. I-Fields can deflect plasma to a degree, so it's not going to be a complete massacre, but it's still going to be nasty. Everyone switched over to neutral particle beams long ago, no one's expecting such an outdated weapon to be effective.As for the the new ship, I was thinking we could incorporate some Vagan tech, too. Rationalize it as our closer ties with Bisidian than canon letting us get access to the intact ship they capture. I really like the external MS catapult design on Vagan ships, and I think we could do some neat things with it. I'd also like to use the Vagan bridge design. That whole thing is a giant panoramic cockpit, instead of a having a window, so it can be better armored. After what happened to the Diva's bridge, I think we could swing for moving it away from the conning tower to a better-protected spot. That can actually go well in hand with the new catapult design, too. New catapults take up less internal space, that lets us move the Photon Blaster Cannon forward, then we place the bridge in the space freed up that way. Also makes it more aerodynamic for when we inevitably have to fight on Earth.
>>30260340It just uses the revolver system for the loading of the mobile suits. So it can fire them out faster, instead of waiting for the previous MS to clear the ramp.Also, Sirius is pimptastic. Flowers everywhere and a golden ship? Damn, son.>>30260387Well, we're definitly going to incorporate some Vagan tech. Bisidian, Treasure Star and the Camelot were working with Vagan technology before, it was more that they were incompatible with our current systems. Like the IUS on the Gawain - it'd make the Gundam invisible, but completely disable its sensors.And we might end up having to do exactly that - I wouldn't be surprised if we start Gen-3 as members of Bisidian after Leviathan comes after us.
>>30260048>>30260054(Kind of a moot point now, but for the record I don't count rolls that use the wrong modifier, good or bad)>20+15=35>CRITICAL SUCCESS After opening the suit up and taking a long, hard look at it's insides you're amazed at what you find. Apparently the entire suit, it's power output, it's weapon systems, it's weight, maneuverability, and speed are built around a single system known as the "NT-D".At first you merely thought it was some kind of man-machine interface to allow easier control of the suit, that wasn't unheard of where you came from. However after discovering the crystal like frame underneath the Red Unicorn's armor you realize it's much more then that.Looking at the crystal like substance coating the entirety of the Red Unicorn's internal frame, you could have sworn it was made up of Grail Crystal despite the color difference. However after sticking a sample of the frame under a microscope you to came to realize the frame of the Red Unicorn wasn't crystal at all, but rather a mind blowingly advanced array of receptors and chips fused into the very atomic structure of the suit's frame.This frame combined with the mind-machine interface would allow for something similar to the Anti-X-Rounder system you tried developing a few years back. However instead of relying on a living crystal to produce the additional X-Waves to attack other X-Rounders and take control of their weapons, with the pilot directing those additional waves, this system just amplifies the pilots existing waves through a kind of resonance effect you don't fully understand.(Continued)
>>30260556Damn, Sirius is pretty balling. Okay, throw that on the new ship design, too. If we can spare the mass, we're bringing along lots of houseplants and flower beds. We'll call our new ship the Garden of Eden, just to confuse Vagans. They get told to destroy the Eden and they won't know what to think.Actually, I was more seriously thinking that our Gen 3 ship, if we change names, should be the Alloy. Both as a tribute to Millais and a pun on its origin in several different technological bases.
>>30260671What color is the Grail, by the way? We haven't actually seen it yet. I'd assume green, since that's the most common color for X-Waves. Also, several legends insist that the Holy Grail was carved from a green stone called the Lapis Exilis, so it would fit. Especially since the Lapis Exilis was said to be formed from the spirits of those angels who refused to take sides in the war in Heaven and were exiled instead of cast to hell. A glowing green stone symbolizing betrayal and a disconnect from the transcendent? Seems like an appropriate anti-X-Rounder weapon.
>>30260689And here's how the Revolver Catapult looks like.As for the name, that's probably what Woolf or Asemu will call their ship, isn't it? Jake will probably either call it something related to the Arthurian myth, or after Scarlet.And since we're talking about names, what will we call the rebuilt Merlin? Merlin Zero or Merlin Amazing?
>>30260833Merlin Ambrosius, his full title in the legends. Or Merlin Cambion, to signify his half-demon origins. Depends on if we want the rebuilt Merlin to be a thing of glorious defiance or wrathful resistance.
>>30260833Star Build Merlin Full Burst
>>30260900You joke, but I would entirely support having our Gen 3 Gundam be the Star Build Strike. Just remove the Absorb System from the shield and place it throughout the entire body so it can't get lost early in the battle and deny us half of our gimmicks.
>>30260896Considering how Dirk's going to be a mess and that the new Merlin will probably include parts from the Gawain and the Asuno's Gundams, Cambion seems more likely.
>>30260754(GRAIL Crystal is green and discolorations in it tend to mean very bad things...)>>30260671You're no expert on X-Rounders and Dr. Spiggin would be a boon to have with you here, but you have a feeling the X-Rounder like individuals here work a bit differently from the ones in your home dimension. Still, this is a very interesting find, both the construction of the frame and the interface system could be useful in stabilizing the previously fragile and nearly uncontrollable Grail System.After putting everything back together you check up on Ma G."How's everything going?" You ask."I am 80% finished with the decryption and I can confirm there are errors in the system that most likely interfered Banahger's attempts at interfacing with it." "Well it's good to know we weren't being duped by people with 'evil hearts.' So how exactly does the program decide if someone has a good heart or not?" You smirk a little as you ask that. Even you have trouble believing there's a system or machine that can judge what kind of person someone is. "I do not know.""You mean you're working on it right?" "No. I mean I do not understand how the system works. There is nothing in the programming that would indicate any kind of decision making. In fact there is an absence of such programming that would indicate something connects with the suit to make the decision directly." You pause for a moment thinking about that."So someone or something connects with the suit? But I thought wireless communications didn't work well here?" "They don't and the wireless systems on the suit are not strong enough to permit any kind of traditional long term connection. Whatever connects with this suit is doing it through a means I cannot understand at this time."You think on that as Ma G finishes up. It'll take another half an hour, is there anything you'd like to do before your trade off with the Queen?
>>30261051Is it possible to loot MS wreckage from the battle? I'd totes like any of the remains of the MP Nus.
>>30261144You've already left that area to avoid running into more of the Titans.
>>30261051Huh. So it's an external connection based on non-physical means. Does the Laplace Box contain a Newtype ghost? Is it an EXAM system sort of thing? Weird. Okay, well, that's definitely something to tell Mineva about, that there's some psychic resonance bullshit going on here. I swear, I would not be surprised if it turns out that the ghost of Zeon Zum Deikun is behind all of this.Okay, as to what we do, can we make a way to monitor the signals sent to the Unicorn? Some server-side program to intercept the data stream and figure out its nature. I doubt we can trace it, but I'd like to figure out a bit more about the La+ system if we could. make sure to tell Banagher about it, though, so it doesn't look like we're trying to install back doors.
>>30261269Whoops, meant client-side, not server side. You saw nothing, computer science majors!
>>30261051So the suit itself is psychic? Probably because of the NT-D system in it.Alright, things we need to do - check on Daiki, and see how the repairs are going on, and if he did send them the list of stuff we need in order to bring the TS back into working condition. Then, have the AGE builder pop out a Chimera wear, just in case, and have the machine work on the potential upgrade schematics for the ship.Speaking of the ship, the time traveling system is on a separate system than MaG, right? And it'd only lose the coordinates if the system loses power? So how's this - we keep the system running, but reroute the command unit so it helps us with calculating coordinates for the next jump. We don't lose the coordinates, the system can't jump us, and we'll have enough time to deal with repairs, Zeon and what else.Also, where are we going to get all the supplies? Is Mineva going to bring us to her colony to get supplies or what?
>>30261269At the moment there's no signals being sent to it and now that Ma-G is about to figure out the actual location of the Charter no one will have a need to activate the system again. You could try to set up a program to try and intercept incoming information but you wouldn't have any time to test it out...unless you tried to use the system yourself.After all, the system is just supposed to 'judge your heart' so there's no real risk into trying it yourself, especially when you already have the location of the charter. What do you say Jake? Want to take the system for a spin and try to figure out how the hell the system works?
>>30260556>>there's a pot of marijuana on the bridge pluslowers everywhere
>>30261406[x] Test the suitAnd get rejected. Or shot by Banana when he realizes his legacy was stolen.
>>30261406Totally, I can't see any negative side effects in trying out a largely unknown mind connection system that in canon turns into a fucking rainbow.
>>30261406We should check with Banana before we do that.Hell, I think the Unicorn has enough place for two people in its cockpit - he can pilot the MS, and we will monitor what's going on.
>>30261406Ask Banana before we do it. It's his suit, after all.
>>30261539It does. Banagher has passengers with him on several occasions. It's a very spacious mobile suit. The Vist Foundation cruises in comfort.
>>30261485That picture reminds me: What happened to the rest of the Treasure Star's crew? Because it seems only Sirius, Kotetsu, Daiki and Lhuga were onboard when it was evacuated. Did the rest get dropped off somewhere? Or somewhen, I guess. Did we erase them from history?
>>30261681They're probably still around, it's just that we haven't dealt with them that much. Them, probably part of Blackmarsh's gang and some dudes from the Camelot are aboard.Maybe even Fram.
>>30261681>(Surely the OP didn't completely forget about the crew because he couldn't properly read the series all the way and had no information on them...)>>30261539>>30261545>>30261577>>30261490You'd like to try it, but you're not sure if it'd upset Banagher or not. Calling him up on the radio you decide to do the smart thing and ask permission."Hey Banagher, could I test out the system in your suit? The one that's supposed to read your heart?" "Why? Are you having difficulties getting the information?""No, no. Ma G almost has it, I'm just curious to figure out more about it.""The suit is keyed to my bio-metrics so I'll have to be in the cockpit with you, but it suits two so I don't see why you couldn't try it." "I'd appreciate it if you came over, this is more to satisfy my curiosity then anything else..."A few minute later Banagher arrives in the hanger and climbs into the suit with you. Ma G is finished with the download, so you don't have to worry about losing anything."Oh before we start, how is Queen Mineva getting the supplies we asked for here?" You ask as Banagher starts up the suit."She's having a supply ship flown in from a nearby outpost. It should be here in time for the trade. Are you ready to begin?" "Let's do this." You trade seats with Banahger, Ma-G fiddling with the bio-metrics to activate the system and at first nothing happens. Disappointment fills your heart before a sharp pain begins to grow in your head.It's small at first but it quickly grows, and grows, and grows until your holding the sides of your head and doing your best not to scream in pain. Unable to properly form an explanation for what's going on, you fumble for the door controls and throw yourself against it in an attempt to get out of the mobile suit, but the door doesn't open in time and you instead smash head first into the panoramic screen.(Continued)(Going to the store to pick up dinner, be back to finish this in a minute)
>>30261944Well, I can't say I didn't expect this. Fucking space magic.
>>30261944So, it's not only genetically locked, but also (somehow) psychically?Fucking newtypes.
>>30261944You find yourself in darkness, unable to hear yourself breathing or feel the beating of your own heart, you can't even taste your own Silvia in your mouth. For a while you just float, robbed of your senses and your body until you hear something, or do you feel it? >Confused. Intrigued. IrritatedYou're not sure if it's talking to you or if you're hearing it's thoughts, but you try to speak to it, or are you thinking at it? You have no idea..."Where am I?" >Ask. Same. Question. "Well I got into this machine and I-">No. You. Belong. Elsewhere"How did I get here? As in...this dimension?">Yes"It was an accident. I'm trying to get back home with my friends. Can you help?">Help? Friends? No."Why not?" You ask, trying to stay clam in the presence of some unknown entity. >"They. You. Do. Not. Belong. "So you won't help us because we don't belong?" >"Help. You." "You're going to help me? Why are you going to help me?">Interesting. Much. Future."I don't understand...">Imprisonment. Betrayal. Darkness. Grand Sun. Hope. Small Lights. Much. War. Crystals. Many. Crystals. Help. You. Not. Friends. It seems to speak unusually, the way it's pronouncing words, or maybe they way you're interpreting them makes it difficult to know what it's saying."If you're going to help me then why not help my friends!? They're-">Grand Sun. Crystals. Extent. Id.You continue to argue with the voice but it doesn't make anymore sense and eventually it just starts repeating one thing over and over again...>Grand Sun. Id. Grand Sun. Id. Grand Sun. Id. Grand Sun. Id. Grand Sun. Id.It gets louder, and louder, and louder until you can barely hear yourself thing until the only thing you can think of, the only thing you can hear, the only thing you can feel is Id.Suddenly your eyes burst open and you let out a scream, throwing yourself out of bed and glancing around, finding yourself in the Treasure Star's infirmary with Banagher and Daiki.(cont)
>>30262892"Jake! Are you OK? What happened?" Daiki rushes over to you, grabbing you by the shoulders and looking into your eyes."You passed out a couple minutes ago in the Red Unicorn. Are you alright?" Well Jake...are you alright?
>>30262916"Yeah, probably just some psychic resonance. The Unicorn has some psychic receptors built through its entire frame, and it's apparently linked with its pilot. So when it didn't recognize Banagher, it tried to connect with the pilot and began mind-probing me. Weird.""Say, Banagher, did the Unicorn ever speak to you? And does anyone of you know of something about the Grand Sun or Id?"
>>30263098>Crystals. Many. Crystals.Pretty sure it's just a meth addict.
>>30262916>Grand Sun>GrandsonOh my. So it looks like something to do with ancestry will be important to our future. And that the crystals will either help us and not our friends, or will help us and are not our friends. We just can't have a Grand Wing journey without encountering something existentially worrying, can we?Okay, to Daiki: "Oh, yeah, I think I should be. Hurt like hell, but there doesn't seem to be any real damage. Whatever the La+ system is connected to, it does not know how to properly interface with a human mind. It said a bunch of weird and vague things about my future and then just chanted 'Grand Sun. Id" over and over. Or "Grandson. Id", I guess. Whatever it was, it was pretty ominous. Banagher, did anything like that ever happen to you? This might have just been because I'm not an X-Rounder."
>>30263157Or it wants to integrate with the Grail and become a psychic sentient Gundam.Either way, screw UC. Everybody probing us without at least taking us out on a date or something.
>>30263198Or, because it's damaged, it couldn't form a proper sentence. Maybe it's basically missing a few spell-checks.If it is linked to Banagher, he's the Grandson of the Vist guy, who knows where It is. So we're after Banana's grandpa.
>>30263098>>30263198"Yeah, yeah I'm fine Daiki I guess I just had a fucked up reaction to the suits receptors" You say, rubbing your temples and trying to get the world 'id' out of your thoughts."Well you're not a Newtype, so maybe that's why?" Banahger asked, mostly to himself."Something spoke to me. Said a lot of weird shit. Did the Unicorn ever say Grand Sun or Id to you?" "Speak? The Unicorn never 'spoke' to me Jake. I just got feelings, small things now and then, most of them were directions. I never got anything in similar to Grandson or Id." "Id?" Daiki asks, thoroughly confused."I didn't get it ether. We'll talk about it later. Ma-G? Did you get anything from the program? Did you find out where it came from?" "Negative. The suit did recognize your presence and began to interface when several errors occurred that caused it to crash.""What caused it to crash?" "Interference from an outside presence. Something in the suit itself began to feed information to you when something interrupted. However I am unable to establish how or what it was.Only that it seemed to wish to communicate with you.""Well this wasn't a learning experience like I thought it would be. Do you have the location of the Charter Ma G?""Yes.""Good." You walk over to Banagher, rubbing your temples and smiling. "Sorry about this mess. You can take your suit and go back to Queen Mineva now. I'll hand over the information once all the supplies we asked for have been loaded onto the ship. I believe that's fair?"Banagher looks over you questionably but nods. "I will speak to the Queen about it, but I believe we are in agreement."The masked Newtype leaves the infirmary and heads towards the hanger.A few minutes later and Captain Sirius reports that the supply shipped as linked up with the Treasure Star and is unloading the goods. Do you want to check out the stuff or did you have other plans?What do you wish to do Jake?
>>30263586Check the goods, make sure everything is there. But do it politely, like you're just taking inventory and making sure it all goes in the proper place.Also>IdCrosswire, how did the voice pronounce it? I-D? or I'd?
>>30263630It could be "Id" as in the primal part of the human psyche. It'd fit with the entire X-Rounder thing - namely that their powers are more primal and bestial compared to the Newtype ones.
>>30263543Nope. Banagher's the great-grandson of the founder of the Vist Foundation, Syam Vist. Though I suppose that doesn't rule out Juste Vist from having a role in this.>>30263586Let's check out the goods to see the differences between UC and AG electronics components. We've never seen electronics hardened against M-particle interference. Interesting to see how they differ from our tech. We'll need to make adjustments because of it, certainly.
>>30263661True enough. Would that be "eid?"
>>30263630(The voice pronounced it the same way you'd pronounce the Id in Id, ego and super-ego.)
>>30263586Let's check out the goods and help with distributing them. We need to get working on fixing the ship as fast as we can - so electronics and computer components first. Especially the stuff needed for the Grand Wing system.Meanwhile, have MaG check from where the interference came from. Maybe Banana's ship could track the transmission coordinates for us. Either way, it's bad news - something can access the Unicorn from large distances, regardless of the Minovsky interference, and override its commands? That's not something they should just overlook.
>>30263696It's supposed to be with a soft i, so like "it" but with an d at the end.>>30263681Yeah, definitely. Perhaps feed the data to the AGE builder so it can come up some advanced shielding for our electronics.
>>30263891What I really want is Minovsky particles. But there's no guarantee those would even function in our universe. Still, I-Fields would make so many things easier to make. Not to mention megaparticle weapons would absolutely ruin Vagan armor.
>>30263974What I really want is Plavsky Particles. Those'd be awesome.
>>30264025Yes. I would really love it if Jake somehow landed in the Build Fighters universe during this trip. I don't know what would happen or how much it would obliterate that series to have actual Gundams show up, but it would be so very entertaining to see. I want the AGE Builder to rebuild the Crusader out of Gunpla plastics, so that it can be properly entered in the competition. And be 144 times taller than every other mecha in the game. It would be hilarious.
>>30264100Most Likely, we'd end up inside a Gunpla Battle and be considered NPCs. Though I would enjoy it if everything was converted to setting appropriate and the Treasure Star becomes a pimped out travelling van and all our MS become Gunpla.
>>30263630>>30263681>>30263760You decide to go to the hanger and help unload the distribute the supplies, while taking a look at them of course. The food and medicine seem normal, though a lot of the food is canned instead of fresh but considering your track record with cooking that might be for the best.What you take a particular interest in is the electronic components. They seem to have an abnormally heavy amount of shielding that's bound to cause some overheating issues with your equipment. Still they're of a very nice quality and won't require any extensive modifications to use. The computer components however seem to be of a completely different format then what you're used too and they might be tricky to put to use. Despite that you have a feeling Daiki will be happy to have something besides spare parts and scrap to work with. After delivering the food to the kitchen, the parts to Daiki's workshop, and the medical supplies to the infirmary you look over the weapons you got along with the supplies.They're all physical and ballistics weapons, but you're thankful for that since the unusual nature of the particle powered weapons would probably make them a nightmare to use. They might not work at all in other dimensions considering the nature of the particles they utilize.Looking over everything you make a list of what you got>A year's worth of food, most of it is canned/freeze dried>Enough medical supplies for a small army, including surgical implements, pain killers, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, and a lot more.>1 ton of raw electronic components with some unusually formatted computer components mixed in. >x10 120mm Machineguns>x10 280mm Bazookas>x8 360mm Bazooka>x4 880mm Bazooka>x3 Jagdgewehr 192mm Shotgun>x20 "Strumfaust" Some kind of single shot explosive weapon>Lots of ammo(Continued)
>>30263974Let's see what we got first. I don't think they will provide us with weapons - mostly raw materials that we can feed the builder. If they do deliver some schematics, that'd be pretty cool too - we could probably steal their laser communication tech and convert it into a stealth detection system, for example.>>30264025Man, that'd be cool.
>>30264195>And a lot of raw materials, good for patches on the ship and AGE Builder material.Overall it looks like you got a good deal, or at the very least got stuff that will help you survive this nightmare in one piece.After everything was loaded and the supply ship detached from the ship, you head to the bridge and have Ma G send over the location of the Charter to Queen Mineva. Upon receiving the info Mineva opens a video line to you on the bridge, beaming."Thank you Jake Crocker. You have no idea how you've just changed the course of history. I would like you to join us in our journey to find the charter, but I fear you may be leaving soon. Still I would like too ask you to accompany-""Queen! Titan Forces are approaching fast! It's the Four Horsemen!" Mineva's eyes widen in horror as she cuts the video line, Ma G piping up as she does so."Four Mobile suits are inbound, mother ship location unknown. They appear to be Titan mobile suits.""Just four suits against two ships? That seems pretty stupid..." Captain Sirius comments."Yeah we can take them!" Lhuga exclaims.Just then the Neo-Zeon supply ship drops off radar, 10 more enemy signatures begin to swarm into the area. "They'll be over run! We'll be over run!" Daiki shouts.The Titans might just be after Queen Mineva and the others. If you push the Treasure Star's thrusters to their limit you might be able to escape the area and leave the slower Garencieres behind. You could stay and try to buy time for the Queen to escape, but if the Treasure Star is hit and loses power, you could be trapped here forever...What do you wish to do?>[A] Stay and buy time for the Queen to escape>[B] Escape the area and leave the Queen to her fate>[C] Other
>>30264555> the Four HorsemenWho?Anyway, how about a joint operation?Have the Queen board the Treasure Star, and the ship relocate so it doesn't lose its power. Meanwhile, the Garencieres and its crew alongside Jake will slow down the incoming attack. Daiki and the TS crew hang back to protect the Treasure Star.If we have materials, we can pop out some HyDODS guns and the Chimera wear. Also, we get to keep all the parts after the battle's over.
Help them out. We've gone this far, might as well go the whole way with this thing.
>>30264743I like that. I don't think we have time to fab new equipment, though. Oh, why did we ever remove the Chimera Cowl?
If we can, ask Minneva or Banana about The Four Horsemen. We'll need to know what we're dealing with if we want to fight,, they don't seem to enemies that can be taken lightly.
>>30264555What's the formation the titans suits are flying in? Because we might be able to just clock a number of them with the Mega DODS.
>>30264899Also worth trying. The Garencieres doesn't even have weapons. Anything we can do will help.
>>30264798No idea. Probably lost it alongside the Camelot. Man, Jake and Mellis just can't catch a break, can they?>>30264899If we can fire that thing, sure. If the Garencieres can detect their ship, we could take it out as well with one shot.It's just that we don't know if we'll be able to fire without frying our generators. I don't think we were able to use the IUS before either.Note - add an extra generator to the Treasure Star.
>>30265020The TS has some anti-beam chaff missiles still. It could fire those to provide some cover from the incoming attack.
>>30265082Sounds good. So we fire some anti-beam chaff, and a Mega DODS blast if we can manage it without losing power. During that confusion we bring Mineva over to the Treasure Star. It backs off, we join the Garencieres in fighting the Four Horsemen with our un-attenuated ballistic weapons. Let's bring some of these bazookas and rockets to supplement the SEM Rifle (I got tired of typing Super EM). And the Red Unicorn should finally be able to activate Destroy Mode, so we've got that advantage. I think we can drive these guys off.
>>30264899Loose and scattered, but coming in fast from two directions. You'd need to orient the ship and charge up the cannon, but it'd take a couple minutes and you might suck power from important areas of the ship, like the Grand Wing System...>>30264845>>30264798>>30264794>>30264743"We've helped them this much I see no reason to back off on them now. Sirius, turn the Treasure Star around and start moving. I'll call the Queen and tell her to aboard us. The Garencieres and I will hang back to hold them off.""Sounds good to me." Captain Sirius states, as he plots in the Treasure Star's new course."What about us?" Lhuga asks in a peeved tone."Stay with the ship and don't let anything get close to it, don't let them even scratch the paint!"You run to the hanger and call up Queen Mineva as you do so."What is it Jake this isn't the time...""I want you to leave the Garencieres and board the Treasure Star. That hunk of crap can't outrun the Titans. I'll hang back and try to hold them off, just who the hell are the Four Horsemen exactly?" "They're a team of elite Titan Soldiers who helped cripple the AEUG. There members are Jerid Messa, Kacricon Cacooler, Mouar Pharaoh, and Yazan Gable. They're vicious and skilled, don't think of sparing them or they'll tear you to pieces! I'll have Banahger bring me over and send him to help you, I assume you have other pilots to defend your own ship?""Yeah, they'll stay behind to protect you and the ship." As you enter the Crusader Gundam you hear the rumble of missiles launching from the Treasure Star, probably Anti-Beam Chaff to help protect the Grancieres.You need to launch soon, but you need to choose your loadout first. You have 6 hard points to work with, each hard point can carry 1 weapon, or 4 Grenades/4 Magazines of ammo. You can also carry weapons into battle if your hardpoints are full(Continued)
>>30265351Weapons Available-DODS Rifle-Excalibuster Mk.II-SEM Rifle-120mm Machinegun-198mm Shotgun-280mm Bazooka-380mm Bazooka-880mm Bazooka-Strumfaust-Goo, Flash, Explosive, Incendiary, and Anti-Beam Chaff Grenades.What do you want to bring with you Jake?
>>30265177The TS also has regular beam cannons it can fire, though again, they're generator fueled. We really need to upgrade that ship. I wonder if we could make an upgraded recycler using the nanotech we developed earlier. Combine that with the nano-AGE builder, and we should at least be capable of harvesting enough materials from all this fighting we're getting into.
>>30265351>Jerid Messa, Kacricon Cacooler, Mouar Pharaoh, and Yazan GableMouar and Kacricon aren't too awesome if they're anything like the canon version. Jerid is a newtype however, and managed to keep up with Kamille before he went full newtype bullshit, and Yazan is pure rape.Anyone who pulls fighting Yazan needs to watch out, unless they're named Judau Ashta.
>>30265387Jake doesn't have the nanotech with him. Assuming it hasn't been seized by Leviathan, it's somewhere on Big Ring right now.>>30265383We should have rebuilt the composite shield. Oh well. Okay, shoulder hard points get 380mm bazookas. We're doing this Kampfer style, they can drop off when we're done with them, don't even bother reloading. We carry into battle the SEM Rifle. Hip hardpoints are grenades and ammo for the SEM Rifle. Two AB Chaff Grenades, two flash. Two magazines loaded even mix of AP Plasma and Seeker, two magazines mixed Goo and Seeker. Excalibuster goes on a back hard point. Last hard point stores a beam saber recharge rack for last resort melee defense.
>>30265545Oh, and one more thing I can't believe I forgot. Throw in an anti-beam mantle, if we've got any spares. Those are always useful.
>>30265383Do we have our trick shield with us?> Excalibuster Mk.II> Super EM Crossbow> Trick Shield (if available, if not get a bazooka).> Grenades (flash, goo, explosive)> Ammo.>>30265576Right, that one too. If we had parts, we could've made one Titus Mantle. Those things were awesome.
>>30265545>>30265576Equipment:>Anti-Beam CowlWeapons:>Shoulder hard points: x2 380mm bazookas, 10 shots each no reloads>Hand Carrierd: SEM Rifle.>Hip hardpoints are grenades and ammo for the SEM Rifle. Two AB Chaff Grenades, two flash. Two magazines loaded even mix of AP Plasma and Seeker, two magazines mixed Goo and Seeker. >Back Hard Point: Excalibuster Mk.II>Last hard point: Beam saber recharge rack for last resort melee defense.With your weapons selected you move into the Revolving Catapult and allow yourself to be shot into the battle field...(Readying map, one moment...)
>>30265545Yeah, but it's been six months since then. Rena, Flit or Liz could've given Jake the tech in the meantime.
>>30265853True. I'd just assume that it would have been mentioned if we had it with us. "By the way, your AGE Builder is a universal assembler now" is something I'd expect Crosswire to tell us.
>>30265877We probably didn't upgrade this one to be capable of working with nanotech.As far as we know, only the Asuno's builder aboard the Diva is a nanobuilder.
>>30265351>Yazan GableOh hell no!
>>30266188He's looking forward to meeting you.
>>30265423Wait, didn't we use "Yazan Gable" as our pseudonym when infiltrating Second Moon? Huh. I wonder if Jake will remember that. It would be funny.
How much support are we getting from the Garancieres? Is it just the Red Unicorn, the Kshatriya and the two Geara Zulus? Or do they have more forces?
>>30266270Yeah, we did.
>>30266332It's supposed to have lots of weapons aboard, such as the mega cannon up there - though they have to be manned.I wonder if the Garancieres could call in for some support or something.And it's weird how the Titans located us immediately after that transmission that shut down the Unicorn communicating with Jake.
>>30266439I wonder if the Titans have some sort of second Unicorn they can use to monitor that kinda thing.
>>30266439Nah, they probably just tracked the supply ship. There were already following us, after all.
>>30266473If it was standard UC, they'd have at least two. The Banshee and Fenix are based on the same design.
cough coughBansheecough cough
>>30266234>>30266270>"We've come into visual range of the Neo-Zeon Vessel" Mouar said, bringing it up on her monitor. "I guess that Cyber Newtype Riddhe managed to hone in on the Red Unicorn's position, he'll be furious if we're the ones to kill Full Frontal before him...">"Well maybe if that freak didn't get all huggy feely with the Queen and let her escape last time then maybe he'd get to come along. Besides, he'd be over kill on this mission, I mean look at that shit heap of a ship! I doubt that thing even has any weapons." Kacricon shook his head in pity, he almost felt bad about shooting up such an ugly looking ship, almost. >"Don't get cocky." Jerid snapped. "They probably have manned guns, but It's not the ship we have to worry about, it's the Queen's guards. I'm detecting three newtypes and...a forth presence. Full Frontal, the Queen, and...ugh a Loli clone. I can't identity the forth presence, though. Proceed with caution.">"I call dibs on the girl. It's been a while since I ran into one of these things. So far they all sound the same when they scream, I want to find out if this one does too..." Jerid cringed a little as he heard Yazan licking his lips.>"Fine, but let the Jegans get in first so they'll bring out their defenses. Once we see what they have in store we'll charge in. There's another ship leaving the battle field, me and Mouar will pursue that one, Yazan and Kacricon, you have the junker"Entering the battle field you see there are ten Jegans approaching from the "East" and will reach attack range soon. There are four targets to the North-West that are approaching much slower, you assume these are the "Four Horsemen" Mineva mentioned.Marida and two Geara Zulu's have already launched, two Geara Zulu's are inboard, prepping the manned weapons.(cont)
"Say, Banana, does a Mobile Suit identical to yours except blacker and more menacing happen to exist at all?"
>>30266658Banagher is leaving the ship and heading for the Treasure Star, which is already putting distance between itself and the battle field. Once Banagher drops off the Queen he'll come back to back you up, until then you need to hold out.What's your first course of action Jake?
>>30266680Whoa, they've got an Apparatus? Nice obscure reference, Crosswire.Okay, can we multi-target seeker rounds? Paint multiple suits and then fire all the shots out rapidly, that sort of thing. If so, let's try to halve the Jegan force incoming at us.
Doesn't the treasure star have a big shooty thing? We could use the big shooty thing to make big shooty boom boom and then the Jegans that are there wont' be there anymore.Although it does risk the Treasure Star gaining too much attention..
>>30266811We went over that already. It would risk the power systems. The Grand Wing is on volatile memory.
>>30266680Jesus, Kobe Byarlant is on the field. If we get the chance, scoop the remains up. Those are nice MS. Duel Wield one bazooka and the SEM Rifle and start thinning the Jegans. It might be hard, but if we can direct hit the Jegans they should explode. Why aren't we carrying two 880m Bazookas though? Are we not awesome enough for the double Rakatan Love? If the Horseman are approaching Puru fast enough, fire a flash at them to try and give our guys an edge.
>>30266840Can the TS use any other weapons then, besides the AB chaf missiles?
>>30266775Indeed, I love the old original MS from the games. We're just lucky they don't have a Sisquiede, Dezpada and Tera-S'ono.Maybe we'll get lucky and see some Roten Dias or Dendrobium II.
>>30266658Treasure Star, Garancieres, open fire broadside. Thin the Jegan numbers as much as you can.GZ1, you're on Jake - provide suppressing fire. Jake, try to nail grouped enemies with the bazooka.GZ2, you're on Marida - same deal as before. Marida, objective is to slow down the advancing enemy aces. Be evasive.Jake, you're also on tactical support - if something gets close enough, either glue them together for an easy shot or use flash grenades.Let's show them how it's done.>>30266811We could use the regular guns on the TS to thin out the Jegans a bit.Using the mega cannon would probably shut down the ship, and then we'll be stranded here.
>>30266863I second this, fire at those Jegans like its what we were born to do. If we cause enough of a commotion, then a good chunk of the Jegans will be focused on us. Maybe we can be a distraction and give an opening for allied forces or the Garancieres to take shots at the distracted Jegans.
>>30266863I wish we had a Plasma Diver Missile now.
>>30267044Definately. We only have one super weapon and we can't use it because we used the main power control as an oven. Maybe we should just kidnap Puru, Mineva and Bananager and take them with us to AGE.
>>30266915The Treasure Star has regular beam cannons and Anti-Air guns for close defense, but the AA Guns don't have very good range and the beam guns can't fire behind it. Most ships kind of need to be facing their targets to fire their guns and at the moment the Treasure Star is trying to put some distance between it and the fighting.The Grancieres does have some manned guns weapons that require mobile suits to use, however they're still in the process of being deployed and can't be used until they are.>>30266775You didn't design the seeker bolts to be Multi-Target fired, but you could try if you made some quick adjustments to the firing controls. >>30266999>>30266863However you realize it'd be much easier just to fire off at them with regular AP Plasma bolts and Bazooka shells. Taking one of the 360mm's off the Crusader's shoulders you raise your guns and begin to fire wildly at the Jegans in the distance, hoping to thin their numbers before they can get into combat range. >(Roll 2d20 to try and hit Jegans. First roll will be for the Bazooka the Second for the SEM, the best set of rolls will be choosen, only the first three rolls will be accepted)
Rolled 14, 14 = 28>>30267175Rolling.
Rolled 14, 7 = 21>>30267175
Rolled 1, 16 = 17>>30267175Shooty Time!
>>30267187Does this count as a crit?
>>30267197Damn it. Well, Jake is unfamiliar with that weapon.
>>30267197You've dooMED US ALL
>>30267238Nah, hopefully we just get a bazooka jam. More likely though, we lose that arm. Again. Though I will suggest we keep one of every weapon they gave us so we can make copies.
>>30267197I sense impeding bazooka malfunctions aka facial explosions aka sHIT
>>30267314Unless the double 14s for the bazooka roll count as a critical to counter the crit fail. I can't remember if it would or not.
>>30267307If we're using the "same roll equals crit" rule, then the 14s from >>30267187 and >>30267194 neutralize the 1.>>30267326We used it before, I don't see why not.
>>30267326I do remember him saying something about anything above a 4 or 6 or something counting as success, so... (hopefully) you're right.
Rolled 1, 10, 4, 2, 7, 11, 12 = 47>>30267187(No, double rolls was a Digger Quest thing, If it did do it here it was a mistake)>>30267197>Bazooka Attack: 1>CRITICAL FAILURE>SEM Attack: 16>SuccessYou empty the magazine of the bazooka and fire off the AP Plasma bolts in the SEM, leaving only Seeker bolts left.The APP Bolts manage to hit score three direct hits and two glancing hits. Your Bazooka shots however fly harmlessly off into space, missing the Jegan's completely. You're very unfamiliar with this weapon, maybe it wasn't a good idea to duel wield with it.Still with three Jegans destroyed only seven remain, but they still appear to be headed for the ship instead of you, thinking the Bazooka shots came from it instead of you. It doesn't help that your SEM Rifle is a somewhat hard weapon to track, no explosions or lights like a beam rifle or a bazooka, just a small chunk of metal going REALLY fast through space.The seven remaining Jegans continued to push towards the Garancieres as the Four Horsemen split up, two heading towards the ship and the other two seemed to be circling around. As Marida and the Geara Zulu's fired on the Horsemen to keep them at bay, the Jegans rushed opened fire on the ship with their beam rifles.(Continued)
Rolled 1, 10, 12, 18, 13, 9, 14 = 77>>30267540>1, 10, 4, 2, 7, 11, 12Every single one of the Jegans miss their mark, in fact one of the Jegan pilots is such a poor shot they nearly hit Jerid in his Apparatus. "Watch your fire! You're Titans, not storm troopers!" Jerid swears as he dodges the shot."S-Sorry commander!" The Garancieres finally deploys it's weapon systems and the two Geara Zulu pilots in front of them open fire, one one the Jegans and the other at the approaching Horsemen.While the Jegans are scattered and kept on the evasive, the two Horsemen approaching the ship seem undeterred and dance around the defensive weapons with ease, all the while the other two horsemen seem to be heading your way.Banahger just reached the Treasure Star and is in the process of dropping off the Queen. What do you wish to do Jake?
>>30267654Finish off our magazine of seeker rounds by shooting at the remaining Jegans. Take our time to pick them off. We don't have to fire directly at them because of the seeking function, so they won't be able to tell where the shots are coming from to fire back at us.
>>30267654Return the bazooka to our shoulder rack, while throwing it away into space is cool, we don't have enough to be wasting them and we're not getting into a beam saber fight. Keep the pressure up on the Jegans, we can't count on stormtrooper fire for the entire fight.Can we open a link to Jerid?
>>30267654These guys don't have any experience, do they?Clear out the remaining Jegans. Keep using the same tactics - we appeared clumsy with our bazooka antics, so they don't consider us much of a threat.Send that Zulu that's near us to help the Kshatriya defend against the incoming attack - we'll handle the grunts.
Rolled 4, 1, 12, 13, 9, 4, 17 = 60>>30267858>>30267704>>30267797Returning your Bazooka to your shoulder rack you prep your seeker rounds to fire on the Jegans, but you decide to open a link to the leader of the Four Horsemen, Jerid.What do you wish to say?
>>30267964Do we have that computer virus we used before? If we do, lets shut Jerid down.Also, what the hell is he thinking sending people with obviously no training against a superior foe? Does he care about the men serving him at all? Asshole.
>>30267964"Jerid? Sounds like a girl's name."
>>30268006>Do we have that computer virus we used before? If we do, lets shut Jerid down.Seconding this.>>30268037And this.
Rolled 17, 10, 12, 10, 7, 17, 3 = 76>>30268006>>30268071The virus won't work, it was written to affect mobile suits in your dimension and even the it was mainly aimed at Vagan suits. The Mobile suits here not only run off a different OS standard but a different tech standard entirely.
>>30268099Damn. Can't MaG hack his system or something through the open channel?
>>30268224She's dealing with an entirely different set up then she's used too, besides the Minovsky particles fuck up her connection even at this range. Why do you think you connected the Red Unicorn directly into the Treasure Star's computer system?
>>30268266Okay, let's forget about the virus idea. Let's just leave a channel open so we can banter with him throughout this fight. And hear his responses to us killing Kakicron and Mouar.
>>30268266Alright then, see if he's willing to resolve this with a draw or a retreat, because he lost half his men already.
>>30268433Jerid is pretty decent in canon, if this Jerid is the same we might be able to diplomacy. The only reason he freaked out is because Kamille kept killing his girlfriends.
>>30268511He was an okay guy nine years ago. Who knows how that long in an unrestrained Titans-led military has worn away his ethics?
>>30268550Still worth a try. He's a newtype and still has Mouar, we might be able to SEE TIME with him.
>>30268037>>30268071>>30268433You open the comm channel as you prepare to attack the Jegans, deciding to speak your mind on the subject of his name."So your name is Jerid? Sounds like a girl's name.""The sound of your voice makes it pretty clear your an old fart, yet the way you talk makes it clear you think yourself a young man. Admirable, but very mistaken. If you give up now I'll make sure Yazan doesn't try to molest you or your allies.""Sorry, you still sound like a girl to me, in name and in voice.""Fine, I normally don't let Yazan have his way with terrorists unless they're clones or cyber garbage, since a lot of the Neo Zeon scum are mostly stupid kids, however you're an older guy so I don't really have any qualms letting him have a zealot like you.">>30268499>>30268511>>30268550"I assume negotiations are out of the question then?""Why should I negotiate with terrorists? Especially when we're this close to capturing your leader. With the last of the Zabi's in our custody, we'll finally be able to choke the life out of the Zeon cause and end this pointless fighting. Give me one good reason why I should allow you to leave and prolong this war?"Well Jake? Any ideas?
>>30268634[x] M'boy, I'm not a zealot. I'm just a stranger who found an even stranger war.Mind telling me exactly why gassing colonies nine years ago was necessary? And no, don't give that "they are all terrorists" bullshit, no one deserves drowning in their own fluids.How the hell did Earth go down the shitter?
>>30268634"Fair enough, I wasn't really expecting that to be an option. I was just making sure. For what it's worth, I'm not with these guys. I really don't care about the Zeon cause, I was just here doing some business. Tech support, you know? But I figured you wouldn't see that as much of an excuse. At least, you didn't the last time you Titans attacked, a few hours ago. Just moved straight to shooting at me. Anyway, what's with that "Four Horsemen" thing your team has going? Is it just because there are four of you and you're ace pilots, or do each of you represent one of the four? If so, which one of you is Famine? I kind of want to see how that motif translates into mobile suit combat."
>>30268634> old fartWe're only 41, damn it. We're not that old.Keep an eye out on them. They'll attack us from behind. Especially that Yazan guy. He sounds like a dick.
>>30268813Yeah, we were unaligned before, then they attacked us for no reason.Can't a guy do some salvage to repair his ship without being shot at?
>>30268774>>30268813"First, would you mind telling me exactly why gassing colonies nine years ago was necessary?" You ask, disturbed and reminded too much of the Vagans."It wasn't necessary 9 years ago, just like it wasn't necessary 8 years before that. No side is squeaky clean, Zeon has done just as many horrible things as the Titans, maybe even more considering the colony drop on Dublin. I'm not going to debate philosophy with you old man, I just want this war to end just like everyone else, and if I have to fill a few more graves to do it then I won't lose a wink of sleep."You try to appeal to the man, after all you technically were unaligned before all this, maybe he'll let you off? "I'm no old Zeon soldier. For what it's worth, I'm not with these guys. I really don't care about the Zeon cause, I was just here doing some business. Tech support, you know? But I figured you wouldn't see that as much of an excuse. At least, you didn't the last time you Titans attacked, a few hours ago. Just moved straight to shooting at me.""They most likely suspected you of collaborating with terrorists. You seem far too well armed for simple scrap collectors..." "I'm not really from around here..." "So you're from the Jupiter Colonies? Judah should know better then to send people out here to make a quick buck off the war. If you really are innocent you should turn yourself in now. I'll make sure you and your employees get a fair trail, your employer should be able to pay for a proper lawyer and get you home in a couple of months. Or, if you want to get off Scott free, hand over the Queen and I'll let you go on your way..."What do you wish to do Jake?>[A] Betray Queen Mineva and side with the Titans>[B] Stay loyal to Queen Mineva and fight the Titans>[C] Surrender and let the others fight the battle themselves>[D] Other (Write in)
>>30269318Aw, for fuck's sake, they still did Dublin?[x] I wish I could surrender, but you'd just strap me down and pick apart my brain with mind bullets while taking apart my MS and ship.As for handing over the Queen... ugh. Maybe after your rapebuddy was spaced. He's a nasty piece of work. Is he actually going to get off scott free after this?Typical.
>>30269318>[B] Stay loyal to Queen Mineva and fight the Titans"It's tempting. But there's that old sunk cost fallacy, you know? I've done business with the Queen, even if I don't have any loyalty to her it still feels like all that time would have gone to waste if I hand her over now. And I'd feel pretty scummy about betraying someone who's been nothing but pleasant to me so far. As for standing down, well, we don't exactly work for Judah, if you get what I'm saying. I don't think awaiting trial would be in my best interests. I'm sorry about this. You actually seem like a pretty reasonable man, and I apologize for trying to rile you up by calling you girly. But I just don't think this is going to end peacefully. I wish it could have been otherwise."And then we finally get to shooting people my god why did we decide to stop to talk? We have a railgun, let's just shoot some dudes.While we've been talking those Jegans have been attacking the Garencieres and I'm sure Yazan is sneaking up on us from behind as we speak. Let's get back in the fight!
>>30269318> JudahWho?> [B] Stay loyal to Queen Mineva and fight the Titans"Okay, son, listen. I know you're tired of fighting a war - believe me, from where we're from, we've been doing it for over 30 years. Hell, I've been piloting this thing since I was 15. So I know how you feel - you're angry, pissed off, and trying to end this shit so you can go home and spend some time with friends and family.""But I can't surrender. That ship is my only way home, and it will depart whatever I choose to do. So I can't surrender. I hope you understand, kid."
>>30269501>>30269554"It's tempting. But there's that old sunk cost fallacy, you know? I've done business with the Queen, even if I don't have any loyalty to her it still feels like all that time would have gone to waste if I hand her over now. And I'd feel pretty scummy about betraying someone who's been nothing but pleasant to me so far. As for standing down, well, we don't exactly work for Judah, if you get what I'm saying. I don't think awaiting trial would be in my best interests. I'm sorry about this. You actually seem like a pretty reasonable man, and I apologize for trying to rile you up by calling you girly. But I just don't think this is going to end peacefully. I wish it could have been otherwise.""Have it your way old man, I just hope you've made your peace, because you're not leaving this battlefield alive."You raise your SEM Rifle and take aim, firing five seeker bolts at the seven distant Jegans, hoping to further thin the Titans numbers...>(Roll 1d20 to try and hit!)
Rolled 12>>30269594Aw, nuts.
>>30269607>14>SuccessYour aim is off by a bit, but the Seeker bolts compensate and find their targets, going straight for the cockpits due to their low penetration. They punch through the limited armor protecting the Jegan's pilots and annihilate them, leaving five of the Jegans without pilots and the other two remaining pilots panicked to hell.Before you can feel like the odds have been evened however, another contact appears on radar, flying in fast."Banag-Bana-BANANA!" A voice screams over the comms, his voice is that of a man, but his inflection was like that of a child struggling to pronounce someone's name."Damn it! How did he get here?" Jerid swears, immediately putting distance between him and the black suit."I want the Princess! I'm not leaving without my Princess!" "She's not a Princess Riddhe, she's a Queen, and she's not yours. She never loved you, it was only pity. If you can't wrap your broken mind around that then you're more pathetic then I thought!" Banahger spits angrily as he flies back from the Treasure Star to support you."Pathetic? PATHETIC? You-you....JERK!" The black suit begins to shake violently, panels begin to slide back, parts begin to move, and a glowing frame is revealed underneath the suit.The transformation completes as the head transforms into one fitting of a 'Gundam' and as soon as it's finished, it blasts forward towards the Red Unicorn with mind numbing speed, it's large stub like arm opening up into a massive lion like claw."DIE!" Riddhe shouts, as he bares down on you and Banagher.(I think I'll end this here tonight guys. I'm still sorting out system issues at the moment, but I'll try to have someone ready by our next game. Everyone have fun?"
>>30269944Poor Riddhe always gets shafted...
>>30269944Hey, Riddhe has a legitimate reason for being angry. His life's been pretty crappy ever since Banana entered it. As for the thread? Sure, it was fun. It's nice to get to see these little slices of other continuities. And dealing with a non-broken Jerid Messa is pretty great. Nice job, Crosswire. See you next time.
>>30270004Thanks. I need to stop stressing out over crap and just have fun while trying to tell a semi-coherent story>>30269993Yeah. I don't know if you guys will get to hear his back story for his verse, but he lost his parents during one of Neo-Zeon's additional Colony Drops during this timeline. So he got traumatized and Cybered just like Four in ZetaArchievedhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/30258920/
>>30270056Why was he Cybered? He's already a Newtype. Is that different in this continuity?
>>30269944Yeah, fun as always. Thanks for running Crosswire.One question - is there a chance we'll meet Judau?>>30270004And it's probably crappier in this timeline.
>>30270070There's no such as too much Newtype enhancement!
>>30270056>additional colony dropsOh, for fuck's sake, did Char take Haman's offer?Is Jamitov still in charge?Is that why everything's gone to hell?
>>30270087Maybe. I can't promise anything, but you may run into his many adopted 'sisters' that all happen to be Purus's. >>30270123>>30270100>>30270070You guys might have a chance to find out, I'm having too much fun to rush you guys off just yet.
>>30270123What's Scirocco doing during all this? I hope he's not still alive. Ideally, Char murdered him for what he did to Kamille. We know Char, at least, survived the AEUG's destruction. Though I doubt Amuro did, if Neo-Zeon managed to make the colony drop. Hell, that's probably why Char tried to drop Axis, in this timeline. Kamille and Amuro, the closest thing he had to friends (he didn't like Amuro, but he still felt a kinship with him) were killed. We know how he reacted to Lalah dying, and she could have been a mother for him. How would he respond to losing what could have been a son and brother?
>>30270123Apparently Zeta ended even worse, with the Titans being victorious and the AEUG being absorbed into Neo-Zeon. ZZ ended with Judau departing for Jupiter instead of beating Haman, and Char's Counterattack never happened.>>30270209Mineva told us Char's dead. Then again, he might still be alive in this timeline.
>>30270287>>30270209I won't give away too much, but let's just say the Puru's are the only sisters Judah has anymore...
>>30270070Probably in order to link with the Banshee's NT-D. Or because the Titans couldn't be arsed waiting for him to awaken.>>30270309...shit. This is the darker turn of UC, isn't it? The one that somehow leads into Gundam X?
>>30270209I hope Scirroco is alive. He actually protested the colony gassings. Jamitov is an absolute dick.We don't who killed Kamille. For all we know, Jerid and co. did that.
>>30270190Man, we're totally going to loot those Jegans and possibly a Puru. We'll get our UC Tech and Lolis no matter what.
>>30270309Leina didn't get randomly mysteriously rescued by Sayla? Man, we really need to come back here with the Treasure Star fixed and sort out this mess.
>>30270287No, Char's Counterattack happened. Mineva made reference to a Neo-Zeon movement led by Char. He had to have gotten out of the Colony Laser firing live, then. Or...maybe he was never there in the first place? That could fit as the point of divergence of this timeline. Char stayed at Axis and never became Quattro Bajeena. So he never mentored Kamille or helped in any of the AUEG's missions, so they were far less successful. He still becomes involved when Axis Zeon enters the war, in some sort of super-Gyan (one of the manga side stories has him piloting a customized Gyan in defense of Axis. It looks pretty badass). But by then it's too late for him to help the AEUG avoid destruction.
>>30270405What happened to Amuro then? During Zeta the federation was pretty much afraid of him and kept him under house arrest. I can't see them letting him off his leash, which means he wouldn't become the ace seen in CCA.
>>30270442Exactly my point. I don't think he was there for CCA. So Axis, while not the Earth-shattering impact it would have been if no one intercepted it, didn't get Green Psychoframed away and still caused some serious damage.
>>30270442Ask yourself why Titans are piloting Nu Gundams?
>>30270482Then who would Char have leaked the Psycoframe to? The reason he did it was to have one last fight with Amuro and wanted it to be on even ground. And the Titans have MP Nu, which means the Nu was at least built.
>>30270405Yeah, Mineva said how the current Neo Zeon are remnants from the Axis Zeon, Haman's Zeon, Char's Zeon and the AEUG.Gyrps happened, Haman survived, and if Scirocco's alive, then there's a chance he and Judau are working together - because obviously Judau messes with the Earth sphere in this timeline.
>>30268511>Jerid is pretty decent in canon, if this Jerid is the same we might be able to diplomacy>diplomacy>DIPLOMACYNot this shit again, /tg/
>>30270339>lootingTG Meta Quest players sure live in a vacuum.