Apologies for the late start again! It's been a busy 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!Right now, you were facing down the literal magical powered version of the motherfucking Japanese battleship Yamato. At first you were flabbergasted, but then as the revelation began to sink you started to have an inkling of what might have been behind this new development."Bitch actually went and did it..." You mutter."Alice!" Leo yells, snapping you back to attention. "What the hell do we do?!"Taking stock of the situation again, you knew you had three assault carriers and two Chinese destroyers against one magical battleship. You had no idea of the capabilities of the magical Yamato, besides the fact it could put out some serious firepower.>All units attack! We need to take it down!>All units retreat until we know what we're dealing with!>Other
>>30744106All units make out!
>>30744106>All units retreat until we know what we're dealing with!NOPENOPE.We need bigger dakka for this.
>>30744106>>All units retreat until we know what we're dealing with!I hope Carol is safely outside it's attack range.
>>30744106>>OtherFall back for now till our other assault carriers join up with us.Call it in the HQ, request reinforcements and advice.Order one of the chinese destroyers to launch a testing salvo of missiles and torpedoes. Figure out their defenses, see their anti-air and anti-sea defences before we commit.
>>30744106>All units retreat until we know what we're dealing with!
>>30744106>Othernuke it form orbit. it's the only way to make sure.
>>30744106>OtherAll units trail it, keep it in your sight, while we call up the Freedom Star and see how much firepower we have available to call on us.
>>30744258yes, test out its defences.we might lose one destroyer but we'll get an idea of its defensive capabilities.
>>30744106>>All units retreat until we know what we're dealing with!If it's anything like the obvious Arpeggio reference, it'tl fuck up 5 normal ships easy,
>>30744106>Other>All units retreat until I tell you what we're dealing with! That Motherfcking Bitch!
>>30744397>one destroyerEven though this is a quest, these lives are just a number to you eh?
>>30744504Better a ship now than to lose lots more lives due to not knowing their full capabilities.You cannot be afraid to lose lives and we need intel.Say they have huge shields, we'd know and then we have a chance to develop counter measures.
>>30744106"All units, retreat!" You yell. "Stay back until we know what this thing is capable of!"With that, the assault carriers and the destroyers turn hard to get distance between themselves and the battleship. Fortunately for you, the Yamato doesn't seem interested in attacking. Once it collects the surviving ambush force, it immediately begins to head out to open sea."Leo, get Command on the line. While you're at it, get every single fucking navy in the Pacific on the line as well. We need to get word out about this.""Got it." Leo nods.You then switch over to the Chinese Navy frequency."Hey guys, launch some missiles at that thing, will you? Let's see how it reacts."Now that they're safely beyond visual range of the Yamato, the destroyers begin launching long range missiles at the raised ship. From your vantage point, you can see the missiles streak out towards the ship. You see the telltale sparkles of magical attacks being discharged, and most of the missiles are incinerated by bright pink energy beams. A few manage to get through, but explode harmlessly against a massive Circle protecting the ship.Yeah, this was going to be a tough nut to crack."The US Navy is scrambling all available assets to intercept the ship." Leo says. "Bruttenholm has been talking to them. We'll be using the Enterprise as a temporary HQ.""Good." You nod. "What about reinforcements?""Sorry, they're all committed on other missions. So other than what the local navies can provide us, it's just us, Lucy, Ivan, and Reginald's squads.">Head straight for the Enterprise.>Tail the Yamato just a bit longer. Maybe you can figure out more about it.>Other
>>30744698>Tail the Yamato just a bit longer. Maybe you can figure out more about it.
>>30744698>>Tail the Yamato just a bit longer. Maybe you can figure out more about it.Hail them. Get Nukes ready, good thing there are on open seas eh?
>>30744698>>OtherPick up CarolShes been in the water long enough.Ask the US Navy to have Global Hawks do recon on it.>Head straight for the EnterpriseAnd Go to sleep.Might be time to speak with Loki
>>30744698>Tail the Yamato just a bit longer. Maybe you can figure out more about it.We're not letting this ship out of our metaphorical sight.Also, where is Cole.And what's the point of the Freedom Star if we don't have Orbital Kinetic Strikes? If we don't have Kinetic Strikes, then I seriously question the priorities of the Americans.
>>30744698Hmm, we still havnt seen anything about its underwater capabilities.It might be a weakpoint since MGs dont do too well underwater.A trial torpedo run against it might give some results.
>>30744698whatever we do, dont forget to pick up carol
>>30744698Merc command, the Pink Energy beams, where did they originate from?The Yamato's turrets, Anti-air gun batteries or Ship board magical girls? This is important.
>>30744878If it's anything like the original design, we should try to go for the propellers.
>>30745010Thing is, I'm expecting them to have developed underwater countermeasures. Can't have resurrected a BB without ways to counter submarines.
>>30745010I've never seen a situation better suited for a tactical nuke
>>30745055it solves everything.
>>30745055I'm totally expecting it to be able to shrug it off, though.And we're off the coast of china, thats not going to go down well with the PRC and may spark off a war.
>>30744971I just realized that when Carol comes back, we'll have to feed her...On the same subject, we shouldn't give her sugar. We don't need a hyperactive super weapon on a sugar rush. But the crash would be something to watch.
>>30745166Oh yeah, might as well as China for anti-ship missiles. Could be a useful distraction for our operation.I'm trying to think here. This this will probably have unparalleled defenses without flaw. The human nature is riddled with inconsistencies however.Since we probably know the girl that did this, there has to be a personality defect or something we can exploit.
>>30745176Well we're heading to the Enterprise. She can clean out the gallery.>>30745278....Obviously we need a MICROWAVE CANNON.Like a scaled up version of the one we deployed at the labs. Passes through shields, fucks people up, makes metals explode.
>>30745390Dude, how are we doing to get a power supply to power that?Wait a minute, I just got a brain wave. Carol has demonstrated abilities to talk to invaders. And the battleship is probably hardened against human weapons. What if we can send it an invader attack? I dunno, it might probably work better.
>>30745390Don't we have orbital platforms for invaders? Can't we point one or two of them down at it and shoot it until there's nothing left.
>>30744698"Tell the others to go on ahead. We'll tail the ship for a bit longer." You say.You sigh as you keep observing the ship. The more you look at it, the more you suspect that another of your old friends, Kanako, was behind it. The Yamato was her favorite ship, after all."Moooooom!" Your radio crackles with Carol's whine. "Can you please let me back on the ship? It's getting lonely down here..."Right. Carol was here, too."All right, sweetie. How did things go? What happened to those two MGs in the water?""I ate them!" Carol says happily. A bit too happily. "They were pretty yummy!"Egan had told you that Invaders had a certain attraction to M-Particles, and that Carol would probably be no different. You guess you shouldn't be surprised she liked to eat magical beings. You instruct your pilot to drop altitude and lower the boarding ramp, which he does. Suddenly, a black shape shoots out of the water like a cannon and lands on both feet on the deck. Carol then sheds off her Nemesis form."Good job, Carol." You say, a bit conflicted. She was your daughter and she did admirably on her first mission. However, she didn't just kill, but ATE two MGs. Possibly ones you might've known.Fucking Companions."Oooooh, I'm sensing LOTS of magic that way!" Carol says, pointing in the direction of the Yamato. "Lots of Magical Girls!"Huh, should've suspected multiple Magical Girls to be on the ship. No way Kanako could power the whole thing by herself. >Send Carol to try and get a closer look at the ship.>Go rendezvous with the Enterprise.>Other
>>30745548>Go rendezvous with the Enterprise.We need to recharge Carol for our next plan of attack.
>>30745548>Go rendezvous with the Enterprise.
>>30745548>Go rendezvous with the Enterprise.Might as well. We need to review attack options.
>>30745460We're getting local naval support including a number of CVNs. Power shouldnt be a problem.>>30745476Yea but invaders dont have shields. I'm not sure if what they have will work.>>Go rendezvous with the Enterprise.They can likely detect Carol
>>30745624>Yea but invaders dont have shields. I'm not sure if what they have will work.Yes, but shields can be cracked. I hate to use HALO here but it's quick and dirty for me. >UNSC Orbital Defense Platforms>Mark V "Super MAC">These cannons fire a 3000-ton ferric-tungsten round at 12,000 kilometers per second, or 4% of the speed of light, impacting with a massive amount of kinetic energy which (assuming the mass is in U.S short tons—even though the standard MAC calculation above uses metric tons) is equal to 5.392531072x10^21 joules using standard kinetic energy calculations, 0.5 x (3,000,000 x (0.04x299792458^2) )= 5.392531072x10^21. If it can tank something like that, we're in all kinds of trouble. Then again I really don't recall /what/ the ODP use in this settings, if they've even been said.
>>30745624You know those nuclear reactors are designed to power nuclear carriers, not superweapons. Not even sure Egan can whip up that size in the time we have. But in sure Egan has some orbital toys that can help us.>>30745278Wait, I figured out how we can exploit this. This thing probably still has a radio. See if we can hail them, congratulate them for actually raising the ship, reminisce about old times, and state that we are sinking both the ship and their dreams, and piss them off. Hopefully they'll act rash and make a mistake somewhere.
>>30745734Fair point.We need to speak with Bruttenholm and Egan to see what options we have to deal with this.Another option is our shield breaker. Carol might be able to bring up close enough to slam it into its shield. Then again against something of THAT size. Might not work but its another possible desperation plan.
>>30745734>>30745865Well the thing here is that it's powered by multiple magical girls. If it's like regular magic circles, then they break after a sustained attack. We just need the firepower to break through.Spidey sense that somehow this is turning into a boarding mission somehow.
>>30745929>boarding mission somehowPlease no. Boarding actions are ugly affairs. I rather just find a way to force the ship to stop and hit with ODPs until they vaporize the ship.
>>30746034I know that's common sense, but this is no common ship.
>>30746034Not to mention Carol said there's a lot of magic coming from the ship so that be a /lot/ of MGs not just a few...It will be uglier.
>>30745548You make all due haste to the Enterprise, which is about an hour's flight. Meanwhile, UAVs and nuclear attack subs courtesy of the US Navy are keep track of the Yamato as it sails. So far, there doesn't seem to be any clear indication of it headed to any specific location, but many people fear what would happen if it decides to set course to a large population center.Finally, the Daedalus lands on the Enterprise's flight deck, and you are quickly ushered out to one of the ship's briefing rooms, where Reginald, Lucy, and Ivan are already waiting. You also notice a few Navy officers in the room as well, but before you have a chance to talk, the lights dim. The screen at the end of the room comes on line to show Bruttenholm's concerned face."Ah, I see you have all gathered." Bruttenholm nods. "Now, I'm sure you all already know this, but approximately two hours ago, a large magical construct resembling the Japanese battleship Yamato suddenly appeared off the coast of China. We currently have little idea of what it is capable of, other than it has extremely powerful defenses and weaponry.""Does the Bureau have any plans of attack?" One of the Navy officers asks. "Not at the moment." Bruttenholm sighs. "We are still gathering information.""I ask this because if the Yamato continues on its current course, it will be in a position to threaten the Phillipines, which is a nation we are obligated to protect. This is also not mention its potential to attack any other US interest in the Pacific, including Guam, Hawaii, and even the West Coast. We're being pressured by the Joint Chiefs and the President to take this thing out as soon as possible, by any means necessary."Ah, the nuclear option." Bruttenholm frowns. "You do realize that there is no guarantee a single nuclear weapon can stop it, correct?""We have plenty of those at our disposal."(cont)
>>30746468"EIther way, nuclear weapons have been and still should be a last resort." Bruttenholm shakes his head. "I will not condone the use of nuclear weapons until we have considered EVERY possibility.""There's also ODIN..." Another Navy officer speaks up."Don't be daft!" Reginald yells, standing up. "ODIN project was created under the specific condition that none of its weapons systems be turned on Earth under any circumstances!""If I may." Egan's face suddenly materializes on the screen. "I have analyzed the current data we have and I have made some hypotheses on the nature of the Yamato.The screen then switches to a graphical representation of the ship in question."As far as we can tell, this construct doesn't just look like the Yamato, it IS the Yamato. It appears it has been raised from the depths and modified magically. We're detecting no significant heat sources anywhere on the ship, meaning that it's not actually using conventional propulsion or power systems. In all likelihood, everything on the ship is being operated magically.""Which means?" Lucy grunts."That conventional attacks will have little to no effect on the Yamato, even if the Circle is breached, short of total obliteration of the entire ship." Egan answers. "Taking out he propellers or rudders or engines or even the bridge won't stop it. It's not operating under any physical laws that we understand.""So what do we do?" You ask."You'll have to take the source of the magic, of course." Egan says. The graphic then shifts to add a rainbow of colors to the ship. "We've detected three large concentrations of M-Particles on the fore, center, and aft of the ship. We suspect these areas are "cores" consisting of multiple Magical Girls whose sole purpose is powering the ship. Eliminate those, and we eliminate the power keeping the Yamato up."Or, we kill the one Magical Girl controlling the whole thing." You add."Yes, that too." Egan nods.(cont)
>>30746488"And how do you suppose we do that?" Reginald asks."Why, you board the ship of course." Egan shrugs. "You have four whole squads, right? That should be ample manpower to handle a few Magical Girls."That's crazy!" Reginald spits. "Maybe not." Another officer, this one a Marine, steps forward. "We've got two carrier battle groups' worth of firepower at our disposal. We can at the very least take down their Circle, which will allow a mass air assault. We land troops on the ship in numbers and we'll just plow right over them.""Or, we can do this the smart way and do this subtly." Lucy sighs. "We can insert below the waterline. They didn't plug all the holes in the ship, so that will give us a way in. Then we just take them out from the inside.""Yeah, but it'll suck for the infiltration team." The Marine points out.Bruttenholm's face then turns to you, as if he was expecting you the make the decision.Goddamnit.>We'll do this loud. We hit them with everything we got!>We'll do this quietly. Stealthily infiltrate the ship from below.>Other
>>30746525>We'll do this quietly. Stealthily infiltrate the ship from below.Can Carol become an organic submarine? Like a hollow whale or something.
>>30746525All of my hate... All of it.>We'll do this loud. We hit them with everything we got!It's going to be bloody. But if things go south on the stealth side... I rather just hit them with everything at once from the word go.
>>30746525>OtherBothUse the navy and some marine landers, even a two of the specialist teams to fake an insertion to the top, causing all MGs to move to the top while a team goes in through below the water line.
>>30746525>>We'll do this quietly. Stealthily infiltrate the ship from below.After a major bombardment. See if we get lucky and kill a few magical girls.See if China is willing to join in, with their land based ASMs and ships. They're sinking Yamato, the namesake of Japan, i think they'll be happy to.All attacks should be based from BVR range or carried in by UAV.
>>30746618I'll second.Though I have some concerns about the potential loss of life compared to the other options.
>>30746525>h>>30746618This, diversion and attackWe have to be the diversion though. They know Alice is here/
>>30746525>We'll do this quietly. Stealthily infiltrate the ship from below.If we go loud or try to do a combination then we'll probably end up losing some assets to those main guns.
>>30746525>OtherThese options are not mutually exclusive. We will launch a massive assault to act as a feint. The above water team will attempt an assault and can fall back if necessary.Meanwhile while their attention is drawn, the underwater team strikes.Alice will be part of the diversion, due to our high profile. Also, see if we can find a body double for Carol, to trick them into thinking that Carol is with us and not underwater.Also, someone get me a radio. I need to hail them, congratulate them for raising the ship, and make personal assurances that I am coming to sink them.
>>30746669To repeat my idea, get on the radio to let them know we are coming personally, so they'll expect to see us.
>>30746770We dont need to do that. Our assault carriers just have to join the assault and make it look like its too strong to land and abort their approaches.
>>30746770>>30746812I'm just think of what to say on the radio:"Do you remember when we were playing battleship and you suggested the idea and I said it was both awesome and stupid, because no nation will allow an awesome pirate ship? Well the difference is that we are playing battleship for real, and this time I have like a hundred ships and you only have your battleship. And I will say 'I sunk your battleship!' Man, this is going to be so much fun."
>>30746770>>30746812this is silly we need to get on the boat too
>>30746525"We'll do a combination of the two plans." You say. "We'll do a feint on the surface and hit them with everything we got, draw their attention to use. Meanwhile, the infiltration team goes in and does their work."Your fellow squad leads all nod, which convinces the Navy guys, too. However, you just think they want the excuse to utterly unload everything they have."All right, we'll make the necessary arrangements." One of the officers nods. "What roles will your squads be playing?"Well, Lucy was the obvious choice for infiltration, and Reginald was obviously going to be up on top. However, yours and Ivan's squads were diverse enough to fulfill either role...>Participate in the feint.>Participate in the infiltration.>Other
>>30747003>Participate in the feint.Easiest way to make them think it's legit.
>>30747003>>Participate in the infiltration.
>>30747003>Participate in the feint.The more show we put up here the more we draw away from the infiltration teams.
>>30747003>Participate in the feint.
>>30747003>>Participate in the feint.Their expecting us
>>30747003>Participate in the feint.>OtherI'm going to need my top gear sunglasses. Also, let me get on the radio. I need to congratulate them.
>>30747003>>Participate in the infiltration.We have carol. She'll do her best work up close.
>>30747003 >>Participate in the infiltration.
>>30747017>>30747038>>30747039>>30747040>>30747044Also, we need appropriate battle music to signal our approach. Any ideas?>>30747049Carol joins the infiltration team.
Rolled 18>>30747003>>Participate in the infiltration.
>>30747076>Carol joins the infiltration team.She wont take well to others giving her orders.And you know.Any other team will use her as an expendable asset.
>>30747076Ride of the Valkyries (while we're in a helicopter of course.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V92OBNsQgxUGods of Warhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QtvIonRjogSacred Worldshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFZ_Uyqbr4k
>>30747116I guess so
>>30747003 >>Participate in the infiltration.Gonna be boring if we're not involved in the boarding part of yhe op
>>30747076First thing that popped in my head was Danger Zone.... I'm not sure what that says about me.
>>30747116Maybe we can bribe her with Pancakes or something sweet.
>>30747160Well, it's the navy, aircraft carriers, air assault. The only thing missing is volleyball and F-14s.
>>30747195Thats not the danger, we can do that easily. Its changing the mindset of the other teams thats shes less than human. They'll use her as a bullet shield. Frankly, alice taking to carol this much is an aberration
>>30747231Maybe we should Trust Lucy.
>>30747003"I'll take part in the feint." You say. "Ivan, you tag along with Lucy."Ivan nods silently."If I may," Lucy steps forward. "I'd like to request that you temporarily attach Carol to my squad for this mission. Her skills would be wasted up in the air, and I think she would be a very effective asset for us."You look at Lucy, and then at Carol."Carol, how do you feel about this?" You ask."Mmmmm, I'll do whatever you say, Mom!" Carol say cheerfully.>All right, but take good care of her.>Sorry, but Carol stays with me.
>>30747351>>All right, but take good care of her.
>>30747351>All right, but take good care of her.
>>30747351>>All right, but take good care of herNo eating the MG if possible
>>30747351>All right, but take good care of her."And remember that Papa would like to have an intact Companion if possible, alright?"
>>30747351>All right, but take good care of her.Whisper in closely:"If anything happens to her, I will be very, so very upset. Take is seriously."
>>30747351>>All right, but take good care of her.Give her a hug. "Now listen to Lucy's instructions alright? Shes a great leader."To Lucy: "Please take care of her, ok?"
>>30747351>>All right, but take good care of her.And see if lucy might have use for our shield breaker.
>>30747455oh yeah. good point. Guy her our toys.
>>30747351>All right, but take good care of her.Carol, be on your best behavior.Don't eat MGs that are surrendering, and capture Companions, you'll get to eat them later after we interrogate it and cook it for you.
>>30747488I wouldn't let her eat Companions even if we cooked it. Those things are nasty and should be shot to the sun.
>>30747488Yea, dont eat companions.
You know I just thought of something... Didn't Alice feel Carol through the test tube thing she was in with what little magic she's got going through her? Wouldn't that mean a full blown MG be 'invader!' and ruin the whole idea of stealth?I could be wrong about this but I just recalled that scene is all.
>>30747351"All right, but take good care of her." You sigh."I will." Lucy nods. "I'll treat her as one of my own squad."Well, as far as Lucy was concerned, that was a pretty reassuring promise. You turn to hug Carol."Okay, Carol, you're going to be following Auntie Lucy for a while.""Auntie?" Lucy raises and eyebrow."Just roll with it." You say before turning back to Carol. "She'll take good care of you. Just listen to what she says, okay?""Okay!" Carol nods."Oh right, you might find a use for this." You hand Lucy your shield breaker gauntlet. "One of Egan's toys. Supposedly able to punch through a shield, but I never had a chance to try it. I know punching is not exactly your style, but I hope it helps.""Thanks." Lucy nods."All right! We're moving out!" A Navy officer announces. "I suggest you all get to your aircraft!"With that, the assault carriers begin to take off from the Enterprise. Below, you can see planes being brought up and launched sa well. No doubt to support the attack. Lucy and Ivan's assault carriers move off rendezvous with a nearby submarine, which would carry them as close to the Yamato as possible. You and Reginald's assault carrier make a beeline straight for the ship."So, Alice." Leo takes a seat next to you. "You know the MG behind this whole fiasco, don't you?""What makes you think that?" "Come on, Alice, I know when you're trying to hide something." Leo laughs.Ugh, dredging up memories of old friends... it was something that you didn't particularly like.>Tell him the truth.>Feign ignorance.>Say nothing.>Other
>>30747674It guess it's a risk but honestly Carol is wasted on a feint.
>>30747729>Tell him the truth."We were literally playing battleship when..."
>>30747729>>Tell him the truth.
>>30747729>Other>Not now. After sure, but not now.
>>30747729Hesitate >Tell him the truth.
>>30747729>Tell him the truth.
>>30747729"Yeah, I knew her." You sigh. "Back before the War, there was that one time a Titan-class Invader showed up just outside Tokyo, so Magical Girls were coming in from all over to help fight it. Well, me Mirai, and Joanna decided to get in on the action, so we hopped a plane there. We ran into a Japanese MG, Kanako was her name. A real ship otaku, she was. Could tell you the class and name of any warship just by looking at it.""And her power?""Ah, she could summon up lots and lots of guns. Very effective, if she didn't have such piss poor aim." You crack a slight grin. "Anyways, that's when we first met. We kept in touch for a while after that. She always told me how it was her dream to use her power to raise the Yamato so it could fight for Japan once again.""Ah, it makes sense now." Leo nods."No, no it doesn't." You shake your head. "The Kanako I knew never would have done something like that.""Why?" Leo asks.However, before you can answer, the Daedalus shakes from massive turbulence."We're coming up on the target! Brace for evasive maneuvers!" The pilot warns. Pink beams lance through the sky as the Yamato tries to draw a bead on your craft. However, being on the edge of BVR, actual targeting is proving tough. You see missiles from both ships and planes soaring through the sky as well, and the defensive fire aimed at you begins to lighten up in order to deal with the missiles. Explosions rip through the air both over and right on top of the Yamato.>Get in close right now while they're distracted.>Hang back a bit. Let the Navy soften them up a bit more.>Other
>>30748296>>Hang back a bit. Let the Navy soften them up a bit more.
>>30748296>Hang back a bit. Let the Navy soften them up a bit more.>OtherTaunt them on the radio.
>>30748296>Hang back a bit. Let the Navy soften them up a bit more.
>>30748296>>30748347Sure let's do this
>>30748347Commence the write-ins,"I'm high on the blood on Companions and I WANT MORE!"
>>30748347It's a shame we can't taunt them with a picture of dickbutt, but I'm sure this >>30748517 will do.
>>30748517Nothing like we're high, please.
>>30748517That is terrible.
>>30748517How about something relating to sinking the ship again?
>>30748517No, more like:"Hey Kanako, remember that time we played Battleship..."
>>30748517I'd honestly go for."You know me. I've killed many of your kind. You all are next."Short and to the point.
>>30748576We have a winner.
>>30748296You decide to hang back and let the Navy pound the ship some more. More and more missiles streak in. While the Yamato does its best to intercept the missiles, there's just so many coming in that it has no hope of intercepting all. You see explosions continually ripple across the ship's Circle, and while it holds, you're definitely sure it's taking its toll on the protective barrier.Decide to spice things up a bit, you key your radio to broadcast on an open frequency."Hey, Kanako, it's me, Alice! Remember me?" You say. "Remember what I said about Japanese ships before? Well I lied. They all sucked ass. No radar, bad optics, shitty guns, and you couldn't even shell out for decent steel! No wonder you got your butts kicked in WWII!"There's no answer, but you see a pink beam lance out in the Daedalus' general direction. Yep, if you didn't have their attention before, you did now."Alice, the ship is changing course and increasing speed!" Lucy yells. "What the hell did you do!?"You then notice that the Yamato is now going at full speed. Fast. Faster than any ship in the water rightly should.Right towards you.Maybe your distraction worked a bit TOO well...>Fall back!>This is your perfect chance to get close!>Other
>>30748623>>Fall back!Our enemy is essentially focused on us and ignoring the rest.
>>30748623"You're not going to banter back, Kanako?">Fall backGive her a merry chase.
>>30748623>OtherLucy, we need to coordinate our movements and get you on that ship.
>>30748623>>This is your perfect chance to get close!>>Distract them to hold in place for the boarding team.We get hovering around them, we hold the ship in place.If it doesn't stay still the boarding team cant get aboard!
>>30748623>This is your perfect chance to get close!We have to commit if we want the stealth team to even have a chance to get on.
>>30748623>>This is your perfect chance to get close!We need to get to her to hold still while they inflitrate inside the ship
>>30748623>>This is your perfect chance to get close!We need to hold the ship in place like: >>30748676and dump discretionary stores, we need to be as agile as possible.
>>30748623>>This is your perfect chance to get close!
>>30748623>>This is your perfect chance to get close!"Getting their attention! We'll hold her in place, get aboard quickly!"
>>30748623>This is your perfect chance to get close!
>>30748623>This is your perfect chance to get close!let them show us what passes for fury among their misbegotten kind
>>30748623>>This is your perfect chance to get close!The taunting must continue.Max evasion though. Do we even have science shields?
>>30748623Don't forget to mention how inefficient and ineffectual they were. When American ships got damaged they were repaired months ahead of schedule and left port to get back in the fight with crews still finishing work. When Japanese ships got damaged they sat in port until the war ended.
>>30749097heh heh, continue by saying this
>>30748623"Get closer!" You yell to the pilot."Wait, WHAT?!" The pilot yells."WHAT?!" Leo yells."Those big guns are too clunky to hit us up close." You say. "Kanako's smart, but she overlooks the most obvious shit all the time. Plus, she thinks big guns solve everything.""Isn't that your belief, too?" Leo raises an eyebrow."Shut up. It's different." You insist. The Daedalus dips down as it closes distance with the Yamato. As you predicted, its main guns can't track you properly this close, leaving it to the onboard crew mixed with MGs and regular humans to try and repel you. You and your squad and the Daedalus spray automatic fire all along the length of the ship, but it spatters off the Circle while a mix of gunfire, missiles, and magic is thrown your way."This is Lucy, we've successfully inserted.">Pull back, your objective is done.>Stay. Distract them for as long as possible!>Other
>>30749097Not to mention they were past their prime anyway.One torpedo and they were limping back home. It's why the US cancelled the Montana class.
>>30749119>Stay. Distract them for as long as possible!Keep the charade.
>>30749119>Stay. Distract them for as long as possible!Hang in there a bit longer.
>>30749119>Stay. Distract them for as long as possible!Taunt. Demand that she talk to us.
>>30749119>Stay. Distract them for as long as possible!>OtherContinue to taunt them:>>30749097
>>30749119>>Stay. Distract them for as long as possible!
>>30749119>Stay. Distract them for as long as possible!Keep up the taunting, so that we might hear Carol feasting upon the flesh of fallen MGs loud and clear.
We don't happen to have any bombs we could drop right? If not we might just want to leave instead of risk ourselves with this much fire.
>>30749119>>Stay. Distract them for as long as possible!also, we should taunt to keep the focus on us.
>>30749192We have missiles, but honestly, the entire fleets are already shooting. We do have her personal attention though, we should keep it.
>>30749221>>30749221>We have missilesAlways a good idea to bomb the shit out of them. Just because it's much harder at this range to pull off blocking it.
>>30749245We should focus on maximum evasion.
Rolled 18, 11, 17 = 46>>30749119"And you know what Kanako? Your damage control and repair procedures were SHIT. We could repair our ships MONTHS ahead of schedule while your ships sat out the entire war for a single torpedo hit!""YOU WILL NOT DISGRACE THE GLORIOUS JAPANESE IMPERIAL NAVY ANY LONGER!" You hear a familiar voice shriek over the radio."Good to see you too, Kanako." You smirk.>roll 1d20
Rolled 19>>30749303"It's good to hear you too"
>>30749281Well yeah but if we get a shot I think we should take it. Otherwise it becomes to obvious what we are doing.
Rolled 9>>30749303here we go!
Rolled 2>>30749303FUCK YOU KANAKO
>>30749306if I was gay I would kiss you.
>>30749306Damn, nice rolling.
>>30749303>18>>30749306>>30749307>>30749308An act of god.
>>30749306>>30749303Suck on it."Come on, Kanako. We never just talk anymore. What's with the giant ship? Trying to impress your boyfriend?"
>>30749303I still kind of feel bad about the whole murdering our friends because they got brainwashed by QBies thing. Like yeah the banter is fun but then our alien aberration of a daughter messily devours them.
>>30749351We'll just have to get our revenge when we capture a QB.
>>30749323>>30749331>>30749333>>30749337Heh, and I'm currently watching a battle of midway documentary:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w30FkSXyTE>>30749351Why do you think Alice is so messed up?
>>30749303https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhnUgAaea4MThis seemed appropriate>>30749351We will cry if or when the time comes. For now let's continue
>>30749351>alien aberration>Not best DaughruShe just has some appetites that need catering to. That's all.
>>30749351I guess the banter could be a face that she's putting up.
>>30749392I think it's a mix of both really. But the smartassness is part of her personality. She just uses it so she can make fun of them so she doesn't have to think of them all dying in a pile of gore later on.
>>30749351Well when it comes down to it, protecting carol comes first at this point.
>>30749303"Didn't you hear, you traitor? Japan heartbrokenly stricken Yamato from their naval records since you forced it to join the enemies of all humankind Companions. How could you? Future generations will no longer learn about the ships glory!"
>>30749351>>30749392>>30749427Also, remember that humor is appropriate in absolutely horrible situations. They found humor to be a common mechanism among holocaust survivors.
>>30749303"Come on, Kanako. We never just talk anymore. What's with the giant ship? Trying to impress your boyfriend?"By this point the Yamato's three cannons are concentrating solely on you, ignoring the incoming missiles to try and track the Daedalus. Explosions ripple across the ship's Circle, and you can see it's starting to take some damage."Alice, we're moving into the ship." Lucy whispers. "Do you want us to hit all three cores at once or one at a time?">All at once.>One at a time.>Other
>>30749603>>All at once.Then GTFO. We are still shooting at the boat.
>>30749603>>OtherTake out two, One full team on each.The last one can't possibly provide too much power, then we can either drop assault or pull back and pummel it into debris.
>>30749603>>One at a time.
>>30749603Two? I mean there's two teams in there might as well roll up on two of them and drop the last together.
>>30749603>>30749620Good point. Supporting this.
>>30749603>One at a time.These are MGs we're facing.
>>30749603Supporting:>>30749620For every one destroyed, the ship will progressively lose power to function all of it's sections.
>>30749620This seems like the best plan.
>>30749603>>30749620This one here
Rolled 5, 12, 1 = 18>>30749603"Hit the two closest ones." You say. "You and Ivan can take one each.""Roger." Lucy affirms. "Just stay alive out there. Give us thirty seconds."Well, ONLY thirty seconds. What could possibly go wrong in that space of time?>roll 1d20
Rolled 6>>30749658cmon 1's
Rolled 14>>30749658that 1, uh-oh. That is allies right?
Rolled 19>>30749664>>30749665>>30749669Phew.>>30749677Nah, thats the ship shooting at us.Hopefully thats a turret fucking itself up.
>>30749658I wonder who is the one?
>>30749677>aProbably the MG's defense
So how many cows do you think Carol will eat after this mission (or large sea life if cattle isn't available)? I say 3 cows or 2 large sea mammals.
I hope we capture Kanako and her companion alive. That'd be such a boon.
Rolled 9>>30749693I think the enterprise will need to restock its food supplies rather early.
>>30749702Now I kind of wonder how she'll act when she's on a sugar rush.
>>30749669Again, the Yamato's turrets try and fail to track you properly. Neither can the crew on the deck seem to hit the Daedalus either. Suddenly, the ship is rocked by more explosions, though this time the explosions were occurring on the interior of the ship. The entire Yamato shudders and its Circle begins to flicker rapidly as it begins to fail.Suddenly, the cannons stop firing and the Yamato begins to shoot off into the water like a goddamn speedboat. Meanwhile, missiles are still chasing it down, with some even punching though parts of the Circle and hitting the ship proper, sending crew and debris tumbling into the water."This is Lucy. We're proceeding to the last core.">Go, Lucy, hurry it up!>Get out of there Lucy, it's getting too dangerous!.>Other
Rolled 15>>30749721>>Go, Lucy, hurry it up!>>otherAir Assault DropGo Go Go!
>>30749697I just hope she doesn't pull the "Captain goes down with the ship" card.>>30749721>Go, Lucy, hurry it up!Tear ass now!
>>30749721>Get out of there Lucy, it's getting too dangerous!We can't risk her going down with the ship.
>>30749721>>Go, Lucy, hurry it up!
>>30749726thiscall on the allied ships to begin holding fire and send planes for Close Air Support instead of general bombardment.Can't afford to hit Lucy or Ivan
>>30749721>Go, Lucy, hurry it up!Tell them once they're done with that core to get the hell off the ship.
>>30749721>>30749726Yeah this.Primary Objective: Live capture of a companionSecondary Objective: Kanako. Alive if possible, but we won't be too sad if not.
>>30749754Agreed. There is no doubt that a companion is on board.
>>30749748yea, hold off missile fire
>>30749721>>Go, Lucy, hurry it up!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0TzUNti3rY
>>30749768>There is no doubt that a companion is on board.What makes you say that. Honestly?I wouldn't be caught dead on that ship, if I was companion. That ship is number KOS for anyone with a navy. Last place I be.
>>30749787But the companion should be near his magical girls and they doubtlessly planned to use this ship for something big.
>>30749787This ship was an impenetrable fortress against conventional weapons. Only a very personal distraction and daring infiltrating teams destroyed it.
>>30749802>But the companion should be near his magical girlsThat hasn't always been the case.> they doubtlessly planned to use this ship for something big.Hello giant distraction.
>>30749814Don't forget the very hungry Magical Girl eating Daughter.
>>30749821I wonder if Carol can read memories by eating brains.
>>30749814Combined with the Jap battleship misisng every single shot.
>>30749830Yeap, her too.
>>30749840Honestly I would assume that is more the range. Given how close we are it would be a bitch for WW2 era guns to hit.
>>30749814The issue is a Companion would know the Bureau and just about everyone they could bring in will come after it and try to stop.I wouldn't want to be anywhere on that battlefield. Not even a chance. If that shipped lived a day after being spotted, I'd be happy. Anything after that was just bonus.
>>30749840Heh. "Damn these giant guns. Cannot hit that tiny aircraft for shit."But seriously, it should had have AA guns. I guess they were not a priority.
>>30749721>Get out of there Lucy, it's getting too dangerous!.We can probably sink this thing conventionally now.
>>30749721"Go, Lucy, hurry it up!" You yell. At this point, it looked like the Yamato was putting all of its remaining power into engines. Actually, it was starting to outpace the Daedalus!"Lighten up on the missiles, guys!" You yell over the Navy frequency. "The Circle is down! Weapons too! Start putting in close support!""Roger that.">Push your speed to catch up!>Trust in Lucy and the Navy fast movers to do their jobs.>Other
>>30749882I'm pretty sure they mainly used magical girl beamu for that role. Honestly that isn't all that bad of a idea given how much easier it to just get 10 MGs in a row to fire like crazy.
>>30749909>>Push your speed to catch up!
>>30749909>Trust in Lucy and the Navy fast movers to do their jobs.
>>30749909>>Push your speed to catch up!>>OtherPrep for drop, if possibleAnd try to snipe important bits with our fuck heug sniper rifle.
>>30749909>Trust in Lucy and the Navy fast movers to do their jobs.We've done what we can at this point. Really this is going to fall on Lucy to finish.
>>30749909>Push your speed to catch up!
>>30749909>>30749931This. And one last taunt before we drop:"Leaving so soon. Just to let you know. I. SUNK. YOUR. BATTLE. SHIP."
>>30749909>Trust in Lucy and the Navy fast movers to do their jobs.more like trust carol to nom them all right?
>>30749965Oh man, this girl is going to hate us forever.
>>30749965>>30749992We'll never get her to surrender i think...
>>30750019She might surrender to make the taunting stop.
>>30750019Honestly, fucking worth it.
>>30749970NOM. NOM. NOM -Carol
>>30750036And then Carol became what she eats....
>>30750065That's why you treat your superweapon like a adorable daughter. Even though she is a adorable daughter. That way when she grows up she'll be nice.
>>30749909>OtherWE FAC NOW.>>30749882The USN traded 10 planes for Yamato. That thing didn't exactly have a spectacular AAA complement.
>>30750158>WE FAC NOW.I don't get this reference
>>30750169Forward Air ControllerBasically the person in charge of directing fast movers to where it needs to be.
>>30749909"Go go go! We can't let that ship get away!" You yell to your pilot. "Burn out the engines if you have to!""All right, but you're gonna pay for them!" He responds.The Daedalus' engines roar.>roll 1d20
>>30750225And it's GOOD!
>>30750225That was close, thanks anon
Rolled 1>>30750218>>30750221>>30750225Nice save, man.Now to hope that ship won't just self destruc->>30750227>>30750228Fark.
Rolled 1>>30750215the bonus will cover it
>>30750225Wow, fucking saved us
Rolled 15>>30750227>>30750228you are fucking kidding>>30750234>>30750238dice gods 'avin a giggle
Rolled 2>>30750238my first dice in 2 years and this is what happens...
>>30750227>>30750228>>30750234>>30750238>20 20 1 1/tg/ dicegods, stop plz
>>30750260roll again anon, see if you can count
Rolled 4>>30750227>>30750228>>30750234>>30750238What in the actual fuck? Dice gods are just taunting us.
>>30750280That's their job, son.
>>30750280The Gods are cunts. That's why they're gods
>>30750225The Daedalus lurches forward as the engines are pushed to their limit, and even then, it's barely able to catch up the speeding Yamato."Lucy, what's the situation on the last core?" You yell."They're onto us! We're trying to fight our way to it!" Lucy yells. "Carol's a big help, but there's just so many bodies between us and them!""Well hold on! Reinforcements are on the way!" You reassure her."We only got one chance at this!" The pilot yells."Alice!" Leo grabs your shoulder and points at the gap between you and the Yamato. "Only you can make that jump! Are you sure you want to try and do this alone?">I totally can.>Fine, I'll stay back.>Other
>>30750403>I totally can.
Rolled 9>>30750403>>Other"I'll be back." Smile and jump.
>>30750403>I totally can.Let's fucking do this.
>>30750403>>I totally can.>Other*Smile tiredly*"Worried, Leo?"
>>30750403>>I totally can.
>>30750423Liking this one
ITT, cunt-blocking egan.
>>30750423>>30750427>Both of this if possible
>>30750462Not seeing it
>>30750462we saw him first and he is way more into alice then her remember the photo shoot
>>30750621Getting the points with Leo, luring him onto alice route.
>>30750642Egan route best route.Carol route true route
>>30750658Not opposed to it, mind you.Just trying to shoot for a path where egan gets to be happy too.
>>30750679The woman would have to earn her own happy route and not just be handed one.
>>30750679EganXCarol route. Just the correct amount of wrong to be right.
>>30750717call me Daddy
>>30750717I like it
>>30750733Laughed more than I should have dammit.
>>30750403You give Leo a tired smile."Worried, Leo?""Of course I am!" He says."Heh, that's cute." You grin before taking a running leap out of the Daedalus. For a brief few seconds, you're sailing over the water until the Yamato's ruined deck suddenly fills your vision. You land with a loud WHUMP, and immediately ready your weapons. However, there was nobody around. No doubt chased below by the bombardment, as well as moving to repel Lucy and Ivan's assault on the last core.However, looking up, you see a very familiar MG on top of the bridge tower...>Go help Lucy and Ivan.>Go confront Kanako.>Other
>>30750706she works for it but we can help nudge it into a 3 way
>>30750775>Go help Lucy and Ivan.
>>30750775>>Go confront Kanako."Yo."
>>30750775>Go confront Kanako.Time to end this
>>30750775>Go confront Kanako.Bridge tower is the control room. Send them into disarray.
>>30750775>Go confront Kanako.YOUR TASTE IN SHIPS IS SHIIIIIIIIIIIT.
>>30750775>confront Kanako"sorry about what i said earlier, this ships actually done pretty well against all of those modern missiles we launched at you..."
>>30750775>Go confront Kanako.
>>30750804Lets hold off the taunting until we start fighting up
>>30750824Psssh, no need to apologize. She how is she first.
Rolled 15>>30750775>Go confront Kanako.EXCUSE ME, DO YOU HAVE A MINUTE TO HEAR OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR MONTANA CLASS?
>>30750840If we do kill her, I do want to say that though
>>30750885Maybe. I would be a little sad that we had to kill her. I would first say congratulations for raising the battleship.
>>30750775Believing Lucy and Ivan could handle themselves, especially with Carol supporting them, you make a beeline for the command bridge, sprinting up the stairs to your target.Kanako, for the most part, is already waiting for you, standing calmly. She has a bit of a serene, though annoyed expression."I see you actually came." Kanako says. "Here to corrupt me like you did to Heartlancer, or will we fight like honorable warriors?">Talk>Fight.>Other
>>30750908>>Talkmay as well try
>>30750908>Fight.I don't think talking alone can convince her to give up.
>>30750908>>TalkLet's at least try to stop killing old mind controlled friends.
>>30750908>TalkLet's talk this bitch up so much that she surrenders just to shut us up.
>>30750908>Talk"If by corrupted you mean tell the truth then no I guess not..">Fight."..not like you ever listened to me anyway"
>>30750908>>Talk"Heh. You always were a little too short tempered. You havn't changed.""Corrupt? I wasn't the one who shattered her mind, you know. She showed some doubt and her companion fries her brain.Shes still alive at least. She doesn't recall anything but she'll have a chance at a normal away from the fighting."
>>30750908>TalkJust talk. There is no need to fight. My only job here was to piss you off. My daughter is below deck, fighting your sisters. You really outdone yourself this time, actually raising it. I'm almost proud.
>>30750908>Fight.She is just gonna become like Heartlancer, a person with a large memory lost and in a cage. Unlike Jo, this is an honor battle.
>>30750908Well, it worked for Mirai, maybe it'll work for Kanako. You decide to try and talk things out with her.>roll 1d20
>>30750908"Three thousand people died when the Yamato sank. Do you hear them?""I do. They don't ask of the glory of Imperial Japan, Kanoko. They speak of their fathers and mothers, sons and daughters; and they ask if I will tell them 'I love you'.""I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: Surrender, don't add more voices to this graveyard."
Rolled 8>>30751081BLOOD AND SOULS BLOOD AND SOULS FOR THE DICE GODS!!
>>30751097I love you anon
Rolled 13>>30751081If it doesn't work, at least shoot the breeze a little before fighting.
>>30751097Damn, I've been high or decent roll'in tonigth
>>30751111Yea, at least let her know of Heartlancer's situation
>>30750979>>30751135If anything, Heartlancer is alive. This is one more life we *don't* have to put on our soul.
Rolled 18>>30751149>aliveOnce the personality is destroyed the life is gone. Heartlancer is alive in the sense that her body works. But all she was before then is gone.
>>30751186We successfully talked her down, avoiding having to kill her.The fact that a companion hollowed her out does nothing to negate this fact, although it pains us that we could not stop it.
>>30751215Its probably better if she doesn't remember anything, anyway
>>30751097"Kanako, listen to me." You say. "Don't you remember the last time you we were talking about raising the Yamato? Why you ultimately didn't follow through with it?""Because it was too hard." Kanako says, still eying you warily. "The magic involved would have been enormous.""It wasn't that." You shake your head. "Don't you remember? You decided against it because you said it yourself the Yamato deserved to rest beneath the waves, to honor it and its crew's memory. And now look at you, parading it around like your favorite toy.""No, I didn't!" Kanako shakes her head rapidly. "Did I...?">Keep talking.>Take a shot while she's confused.>Other
>>30751351>Keep talking."What happened? How could of you forgotten."
>>30751351>>Keep talking."Look at this. The ship has spent all of its new life defending itself. Not even a chance for it to serve Japan once more and now it will be sunk again. An ignominious end to her and her crew. Was this really what you wanted to do?"
>>30751351Kanako, do a mental shield, Heartbreaker got mindwipe by her companion.
>>30751351>Talkin>emission itJehowdafuq captcha
>>30751351>Take a shot.We do have the incapping gun, yes?
>>30751351Also watch for the companion.If we see it, SHOOT IT.
>>30751351You decide to keep trying to talk to Kanako. It was a refreshing change of pace, actually, from the usual "shoot first ask questions later" routine.>roll 1d20
Rolled 3>>30751490Crawling in my skin!
Rolled 17>>30751499>>30751501>>30751503Whelp. Was a good try.
>>30751499>>30751501>>30751503HONORABLE BATTLE, HO
>>30751499>>30751501>>30751503And our streak end?
Rolled 8>>30751499>>30751501>>30751503Well that shit didn't last long
>>30751499>>30751501>>30751503We blew it. Maybe we shouldn't have taunted as much.
>>30751530Well I enjoyed it at least.
Rolled 19>>30751520I guess we can try the goo goo gun.
>>30751551We should have kept the shield breaker if you wanted to do that. But guess where it is now.
Rolled 8>>30751558The shieldbreaker isn't the only thing that wrecks shields. We're packing a beowulf too, i believe.
>>30751558Slapping the face of a MG (who was a bitch anyways) ?
>>30751490"Kanako-""The time for talk is over!" Kanako yells grimly as she manifests her signature weapons. "Die, traitor!"Well, shit. You dive for cover as magical cannon fire rips up the bulkhead behind you. It looks like you were going to have to solve this the hard way after all."Hunter One, this is Hornet One. We are firing range of the Yamato. Confirm target, over." Your radio buzzes.>Call down an airstrike on Kanako's face.>You can handle this yourself!>Other
>>30751652>Call down an airstrike on Kanako's face.Danger close.
>>30751652>Call down an airstrike on Kanako's face.have fun with that
>>30751652>>You can handle this yourself!She'll die by our hand
>>30751652>>You can handle this yourself!Shoot when everyone has evac.
>>30751652>Call down an airstrike on Kanako's face.And time for talk is over, which means we switch back to the Alice will do pretty much anything to win. Wooo~
>>30751652>Call down an airstrike on Kanako's face.Ironic considering the ship...Before she dies, be sure to say we sunk. her. battle. ship.
>>30751652>You can handle this yourself!We are the MAGICAL GIRL HUNTER
>>30751652>>You can handle this yourself!
>>30751652>airstrike"Carriers made battleships obsolete anyways!"
>>30751652>Call down an airstrike on Kanako's face.No need to risk our skin more then needed.
Rolled 15>>30751652>>You can handle this yourself!>>OtherOrder them to assist Lucy and Ivan
>>30751652>>You can handle this yourself!She's our friend and we're sill on the ship
>>30751652>Call down an airstrike on Kanako's face."Cleared hot!"
>>30751652>Call down an airstrike on Kanako's face.>>30751694There's a difference between bridge and the very inside of ship man.
>>30751652>You can handle this yourself!
>>30751694Yea this.If they get the core, we win anyways.
>>30751652 >>You can handle this yourself!
>>30751652>You can handle this yourself!This is our friend, we will become the blade that will finish her off, to become her end, and her blood that will weigh on our soul
>>30751652>Call down an airstrike on Kanako's face.>>30751687 heh heh go with that.
>>30751687Heh heh heh, that's nice
>>30751725>>30751761Again, I feel need to point out there is a difference between a bridge and the very inside of ship.
>>30751652>Call down an airstrike on Kanako's face.
>>30751767Eh, we're telling them to go support the rest and leave us alone. The second bit is the more important bit.
>>30751780>support the restHe really can't be doing that when there's a ton of ship in the way.
>>30751794Or we could tell him to piss off. Its just sugarcoating to get the pilot out of the way. Stop being so anal about it.
>>30751780Airstrike (I hope) Is a strafing run with machineguns and maybe some missiles, attacking the core would need a dedicated assault with bombs and torpedoes (we had to use divebombers in the WW2 for any below deck attack) and might obliterate our own men (and carol).
>>30751806> tell him to piss offWhy throw away an assets when we can use it.
>>30751652>>Call down an airstrike on Kanako's face.The time for talk is over. At this point, she's decided to escalate this to a professional problem. And we'll eliminate it, professionally- with the full force of the military that we're a part of.
"Hornet One, hit the aft section of the ship." You say. "That's where the last core should be.""Roger that.""Oh yeah, and Kanako." You say, poking your head out. "Carriers made battleships obsolete anyways."Before Kanako can retaliate or retort, the aft section of the ship explodes, sending the entire ship shuddering and it grinds to a halt. Both you and Kanako are briefly knocked off your feet.you suddenly feel a sinking feeling. Probably because the ship, with no more magic to sustain it, was actually literally sinking."Huh, and I guess I sunk your battleship too.""You- Graaaagh!" Kanako snaps as she aims her cannons at you yet again.>Dodge>Shoot>Other
>>30751963>>OtherEmpty Rifle while closing in, then draw pistolGun Kata, in close combat she'll have trouble aiming her cannons. Slap away her guns and fire at point blank to break her shield so we have a chance to use the goo gun.
>>30751963>DodgeGive a her moving target.
>>30751963>DodgeAnd get out of here.
>>30751963You dodge Kanako's opening salvo, ducking back down the stairwell as her cannons rip through more steel bulkheads. Your return fire seems somewhat paltry in comparison, but Kanako is wary of the dangers of getting hit by .50 caliber rounds. However, those cannons of hers make her a very large and easy target, and you get a few solid hits in. However, you feel the tower beginning to tilt and you realize that the entire damn ship was not only sinking, but capsizing!The entire ship literally falls to its side, causing the command bridge to slam into the water, shaking both you and Kanako around. In an eyeblink, the command bridge is underwater, and you have the fight the urge not to breathe it in. Trying to stay calm to conserve your air, you look around for an exit, and see you can easily swim out one of the shattered bridge window.sMeanwhile, Kanako doesn't seem to have fared so well. Part of the bridge structure had actually collapsed on her, pinning her down. She tries to free herself by firing her canons, but that only makes the situation worse by bringing more debris down on her. Well, you COULD try helping her, and risk getting killed in the process either by drowning or her just killing you for getting close. Or you could just swim out now and leave her to die.>Escape now.>Try and help Kanako.>Other
>>30752101>>Try and help Kanako.KANAKO, NO!I WAS ONLY JOKING, I ACTUALLY REALLY LIKE JAPANESE SHIPS
>>30752101>>Try and help Kanako.
>>30752101>Try and help Kanako.
>>30752101>helpFriendship is best ship Kanako
>>30752101>>Try and help Kanako.Alice is big softy when it comes down to it.
>>30752101>Try and help Kanako.The things we do for friends.
>>30752101>Other: Ask Kanako why she's fighting the humans. Does she really believe in what she's doing?
>>30752101>Try and help Kanako.>OtherRadio Carol, say that we have a friend we want to help.
>>30752101>Try and help Kanako.The captain doesn't sink with her ship today>>30752138Dude, we're underwater
>>30752145>Dude, we're underwaterOh. Then fuck her, let her die
>>30752145If we raise the shonen metre high enough we can ask for her life story in the time it takes for a bullet to travel through a man's skull.
>>30752101While part of you would not have batted an eye at leaving Kanako to die, your conscience actually choose that one inopportune time to butt in. Cursing yourself, you swim back to where Kanako is, grab her outreached hand, and pull.>roll 1d20
>>30752251winning.Based Anon.>mfw no one else dares to roll
>>30752251I hate myself for rolling that.
>>30752251FRIENDSHIP IS BEST SHIP
>>30752249>>30752251>>30752263>2 2s>1 away from failure. twiceDice gods trolling hard
>>30752249>>30752251>>30752263Holy fucking crap
>>30752249>>30752251>>30752263Merc, can we incorporate these 2's? Like it really seemed we were going to die because of our stupidity, but then a miracle happens and she accepts our help?
>>30752305That is an excellent suggestion
>>30752305Or maybe it seems that both of us were trapped and we have one last heartfelt moment, as we were both prepared to die, but then at the last moment she decides that we are still Alice?
>>30752339Or we pull her out, she shoots us and leaves us to die as she escapes.Let's play dice interpreter!
>>30752377That be nice.
>>30752251With one might pull, you manage to yank Kanako free from the wreckage. Snaking an arm around her waist, you start swimming for the window. However, too much time has passed, and you've exerted too much effort trying to carry Kanako with you, and your lungs are already starting to burn. You're afraid you're not going to make it. Top it off, Kanako seems to regain her senses and aims her cannons......and fires straight down. The recoil from the guns actually causes the both of you the jet up to the surface, sending you both flying for a brief second.At this point, the Yamato had already sunk completely beneath the waves, and the US Navy had already moved in. Before you know it, you're both surrounded by numerous boats and helicopters. You see The infiltration team being pulled out of the water, as well as Carol swimming her way to you. "Why...?" Kanako croaks as she coughs out some seawater."We were friends once, you know." You shrug. "Didn't seem right just leaving you to die like that.""What the hell are you, Alice." Kanako blinks."I wish I knew." You say sadly.>And that's it for tonight! Be sure to tune in next week for the next thread! And don't forget PJ Witches on Friday and Cyberpunk Idols on Saturday!
>>30752389Thanks for running merc.Did the conventional forces suffer any casualties in the battle?How about Lucy and Ivan's squad?
>>30752410We'll most likely found out next week. Wait until then.
>>30752389Glorious as ever Merc.
>>30752410Conventional forces did not really suffer any losses since they kept most of their involvement BVR.Combined, Lucy and Ivan's squads suffered about 20% casualties. Would've been worse if Carol wasn't with them.
>>30752389>"What the hell are you, Alice." Kanako blinksA winner.
>>30752389Thanks for running merc. It was a great session.
>>30752430so how many MG did Carol eat?>did she get any new toys?
>>30752430>20%damn, thats pretty high.Hopefully not all of that was KIA.
>>30752442A couple, but the Cores were taken out by liberal use of explosives, which is SOP when fighting MGs in close quarters.
>>30752430Was the airstrike good or bad for lucy and ivan?We may called in a danger close strike.
>>30752463Good, since it meant they didn't have to slog through the last half of the ship to reach it.
>>30752468everything went well as it could have been, then.
This operation went surprisingly well even though we had a few hiccups here and there.