>Last Time on Digger Quest!: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/30853082/>Check my twitter for Quest Schedules and Updates: https://twitter.com/Crosswire >Updated Rules: http://pastebin.com/19xWixbQ >Bass Treble Character Sheet v.3: http://pastebin.com/2Ja9DBCs>Ira Claire Character Sheet v2: http://pastebin.com/bLUpYWWS >Cruiser Character Sheet v2: http://pastebin.com/Reis6zBQWoozy from blood loss and disoriented by the strange sensations coming from your stump of a right arm, you do your best to stand your ground as General Tin has his tank crew center the cannon on you, a blood thirsty grin spreading across his face as he lights another cigar. The General looks down on you from atop the tank, puffing smoke and silently waiting for you to make your move. Your Bustergun feels heavy in your left hand and you’re already straining your muscles to raise it when you hear sirens in the distance. Relief washes over you as General’s blood thirsty grin drops into an irritated frown as three police cruisers and an ambulance roll onto the scene. >(Continue)
>>30873380As paramedics rush over to Ira, who carried Father Rude down from the tower, while police officers step out of the cars and begin to gather around you and the General.“General? What’s the meaning of this?” Chief Silver demands as he walks up and places himself between you and the tank barrel.You can see the General’s teeth digging into his cigar as he bites back deep seated fury.“Nothing. I was just congratulating this young man on handling that sniper before he could injure any civilians.”“It’s nice to see you paying compliments for once General, however I think you should return back to base. It’s obvious your tank crew needs to run some safety drills seeing how this cannon is pointed.” The Chief flicks the tank cannon with his finger and the General bits his cigar in half.“You’re right Chief, I’ll do that…” The General shoots you one last glare before retreating back into the tank. Once it turned around and left the scene Chief Silver turned to you, putting a hand on your shoulder to keep you from falling over.“Let’s get you to the hospital, after you get treated let’s have a chat about what happened here…”
>>30873397You, Father Rude, and your severed arm are scooped up and taken to the hospital. After some tests and treatment, you’re plopped down in bed and hooked up to an IV. A few minutes later Chief Silver and a few other police arrive to question you.What do you want to tell them?>[A] The half-truth, tell them how the Sniper attacked you and what you did to fight back, but leave out the fact you were hired by Old Man Snipes to figure out what Joe was up too.>[B] Tell them the whole truth, even if it could possibly get Old Man Snipes into trouble.>[C] Tell them something else (Write in)
>>30873414>[A] The half-truth, tell them how the Sniper attacked you and what you did to fight back, but leave out the fact you were hired by Old Man Snipes to figure out what Joe was up too.Old Man Snipes isn't really relevant to this story. No way Joe was after us because we were hired to investigate him. If he knew we talked to his brother he knew where his brother was. I think Joe was after us from the start. So let's just say that we were attacked by a sniper, and we don't know why, though it could be because of our pissing off the pirates. I can't remember if we told the police in our call that it was Joe Snipes who was shooting at us, but if we did and we have to justify that knowledge say that we caught a glimpse of him when he first shot at us and we recognized him from stories we've heard. Cruiser seemed to know who Joe Snipes was, so he must have some degree of infamy.
Rolled 7>>30873497Yep, this.
>>30873414> [A] The half-truth, tell them how the Sniper attacked you and what you did to fight back, but leave out the fact you were hired by Old Man Snipes to figure out what Joe was up too.Doesn't really matter what we were hired for, Joe was after us. Old Man Snipes just gave us a heads up, but that didn't mean anything in the end. So basically tell them everything about the attack and what happened, the Old Man is irrelevant in this case.Though we should visit that guy later on. Maybe he'll be the guy who can teach Bass how to fight and survive properly, being a former bounty hunter and all.
>>30873699Also important - ask if the guy killed the other day was done in with a sniper rifle.
Rolled 3>>30873744I don't think so, no organs and we asked if Joe took organs.
>>30873775The organ harvesting might have happened later on, if someone found the corpse. Might want to check, just in case.
>>30873414>[A] The half-truth, tell them how the Sniper attacked you and what you did to fight back, but leave out the fact you were hired by Old >Man Snipes to figure out what Joe was up too.
>>30873699>>30873497>>30873632>>30874059Seeing how Sniper Joe was already set up in the bell tower when you arrived at the garage, it's likely he had been tailing you the entire day and figured out your routine. Considering you only talked with Old Man Snipes a couple minutes prior to returning to the garage, you doubt being hired to investigate into why he was on the island had anything to do with him trying to kill you.You tell the police what happened, giving them only the necessary details on how you were attacked and what you did to fight back. "Do you know who attacked you?" Chief Silver asked."Cruiser seemed to think it was someone called Sniper Joe." You reply."Yes. Joe Snipes AKA Sniper Joe, is a member of the Snipes family, a large and renown family tied heavily with the bounty hunter and mercenary business. Do you know why he attacked you?""Well considering I wrecked a pirate air ship and escaped custody of the Red Skulls? I'm assuming it's probably something to do with that." You state and Chief Silver gives a sullen nod."You have a bounty on your head Bass. Not an official one, but one set up by the Red Skull Leader, Jupiter." "Do you know how big the bounty is?" You ask, shifting in the hospital bed."We don't know exactly, but it's big enough that you have professional veteran bounty hunters after you. It's likely word hasn't spread about the bounty just yet or people just don't know who you are, but since you killed the infamous Sniper Joe I doubt you'll stay unknown for long." Chief Silver pats you on the shoulder."You're a good kid, but if you hang around here too long you'll wind up dead. Do you have plans to leave Schlaf Island?" "Yeah, I've been saving up money to repair a ship. I plan on clearing out the remaining towers to get the money and the refractor we need to leave." You explain.>(Continue)
>>30874220"Well I wish you the best of luck. If you have any questions or if General Tin threatens you again, just call the police station and ask to speak with me. I'm in my office most working hours." Chief Silver and the police leave you to rest and for a while you're left alone with your thoughts.After about an hour a familiar old man comes to see you."How are doing?" He asks, sitting next to your bed."Alright considering the missing arm." You say, feeling slightly drowsy from the pain killers you've been fed."I'm terribly sorry about all of this. I had no idea he was after you or that you had a bounty on your head." Old Man Snipes say apologetically."You're not mad that I killed-""Of course not. He was a bastard, why do you think I was so terrified of him? Anyway, I think it's only fair I pay you back for all this trouble. I'm adding 1000 zenny to the 2000 I owe you and I'll pay for your stay here in the hospital." "Thanks, I'm pretty broke at the moment." You say, breathing a sigh of relief at the realization you wouldn't have to cough up the money for medical bills."I'm Tom by the way. Tom Snips. You know my actual last name, but I'd prefer you keep that to yourself. Anyway, I'll give your money to one of your friends so you don't have to worry about it getting nicked by one of the nurses." Tom gets up to leave, but turns around in the doorway."Also, don't forget that I manage the armories for the police and the militia here. If you find yourself in need to some more ammo for that machine gun or something with a little more kick, talk to me and I'll try to hook you up."The old man leaves just as Ira enters the room."How are you doing Bass?" She asks, going over to your bed and checking your medical chart."Fine I guess. My arm is still bugging me..." You say."How is it bugging you exactly?" Ira asks, coming closer.>(Continue)
>>30874473"It's weird. It's like I can still feel it even though it's gone. Right now it feels...cold, like I stuck my arm in a box of ice." You say, struggling to explain it clearly.Ira bites her lower lip and looks away from you."What's the matter?" You ask, leaning up in bed a little."Bass...your arm is...""Yeah, yeah I know it's gone. There are replacement limbs though right? Maybe I could get a cool-""Bass your arm is still alive and moving" Ira says, interrupting your day dream of a rocket punching arm. You look at her with an amused smile, but her stern look makes you realize she's very serious. Looking down at your stomp you concentrate and with a little effort you realize you can still move your severed arm...>(Roll a Bravery Check. 1d20+2)
Rolled 7 + 2>>30874531Here we go.
Rolled 3 + 2>>30874531"So what you're saying is that I actually could have a rocket punch. Neat."
Rolled 6 + 2>>30874531
>>30874571>9The sudden realization you can control your severed arm makes the strange sensations all the more alien and overwhelming. Your heart begins to race and your mind begins to race with the nightmarish implications. "What the hell am I?!?" You demand, looking to Ira who steps back and shakes her head."I-I don't know Bass. You seem human enough, none of the doctors noticed anything strange on your blood work or the X-Rays. However when I was treating your wound I noticed that your bone looked...different." "Different? What do you mean different!?" You're practically yelling at this point. You don't understand..."I don't know how to describe it, it almost looked inorganic! And considering you can still move your arm despite the nerves being severed and the arm doesn't have any blood going to it-I just don't know." Ira holds the sides of her head and sits down in a nearby chair, looking like she's on the verge of crying.You sit in silence for a couple of minutes, running through nightmarish ideas and scenarios in your head until you realize your mistake."Ira...I'm sorry. I-I didn't mean to yell it's just...this is fucked up" You shake your head and lean yourself up in bed all the way."It's alright. This is pretty scary isn't it?" Ira rubs her eyes and looks up at you, sniffing a little."Do the doctors know about...my arm?" "No, at least not that I can tell. Your arm was moving when the paramedics boxed it, but I think they assumed it was just doing that because it was recently severed. However someone's bound to notice eventually and it's possible that your arm could die even though it's still 'alive' at the moment.""Could I have my arm reattached?" You ask."Maybe. I could take a shot at it, but I'd have to do it outside the hospital. It's possible I could talk the doctors here into trying it, but they might notice something is different about you. What do you want to do about this Bass?" What do you want to do about your arm Bass?
>>30875035Talk to the doctors. This is creepy, but once the initial shock wears off it's not that weird. So we've got some sort of radio linked cyber-bones that we have no idea how they got in us. No big deal, there's weirder things out there. I'm less concerned with secrecy than I am understanding and fixing the problem. And while Bass has perfect confidence in Ira's skills, she doesn't have the equipment she'd need to do a proper job of it. Not to mention that she shouldn't risk having to explain to the police why she stole our severed arm.
>>30875035Get the doctors here. We need someone to help us with this.
Just shove the arm in an icebox for the time being.
Rolled 11 - 8>>30875252>>30875303"We should tell the doctors about this..." You stated after giving things some thought."Are you sure Bass?" Ira asks."Yeah, I mean it's not like this is some kind of dark secret of mine. I didn't even know I could do crap like this till now. I'd like to understand what the hell is wrong with me and how it can be fixed. Plus as cool as a prosthetic rocket arm would be, I'd rather not replace something that could just be reattached."Ira nods and leaves to get the doctor. After a very long drawn out conversation with the Doctor trying to convince him of what you felt, which ended in Ira getting the arm and having you demonstrate you could move it, the doctors at the hospital began to look into what was wrong with you...
>>30875557>3You were kept at the hospital for about two weeks, after the first three days the doctors reattached your arm as best they could and waited to see if it would heal.As the doctors continued to run tests on you and monitored the status for your arm, Cruiser got to work using the 3000 Zenny you got to armor the car for your next trip to the Silver Tower.Ira visited you just about every day and checked in with the doctors to try and make heads or tails of what was going on with you. She also turned in the kittens to Mrs. Mary after she was released from police custody, giving you the 500 Zenny you were owed.After 2 weeks worth of rest and hospital care you felt a lot better and while your arm still felt odd it seemed to have healed just fine. As the doctor cleared you for release you were finally able to ask him about the results of the tests."So what did you figure out about me?" You ask, eagerly awaiting the answer."Not much." The doctor admits. "We're a hospital, not a research lab. The tests we ran didn't show us a lot. Your anatomy appears to be human, but in all actuality you're far more physically resilient then a normal human being. Examining the expose bone in your injury we managed to deduce that while your body may appear human, it's possible that's just a kind of...camouflage. We've done all we can and frankly I'm terrified to think of what you could be or what could have made you this way." "So...what should I do now?" You ask, somewhat lost."Well whatever did this to you isn't infectious and you don't pose any kind of biological or health hazard. You can keep living like you used too if you want, but if you want to learn more then I suggest you take a trip too Rednif Island when you get the chance." The doctor suggests."Rednif Island?">(Continued)
>Re-reading earlier threads>get to the library part>it mentions that the admin unit for the island was a goddess specificallyUnless it's a case of mistaken gender like we all had with Juno when we first saw him, then It's his mom, isn't it?
>>30875860"It's a small island to the north of hear, very easy to miss. It's home to various retired doctors and scientists. If there's anyone in the nearest 1000 miles or so that might be able to figure out what you are, it's probably someone there." The doctor wishes you best of luck and you're allowed to leave the hospital.Dressed in your recently washed clothes you step out into the sunshine and walk down the steps of the hospital to find Cruiser and Ira waiting for you in the AE86.You climb into the front seat and explain to them what happened."Jeez, two whole weeks and they couldn't find out ANYTHING?" Cruiser looks at you in disbelief but Ira nods her head."They let me see some of the tests and I can confirm they showed up normal for the most part. What little they found out was mostly speculative." Ira states, looking at you with concern."One of the doctors said I should check Rednif island. Apparently it's the home to a bunch of retired scientists and doctors ever heard of it?" Cruiser and Ira shake their head. "Never heard of it, but I'm sure we could go there once we have the ship up and running." Ira says."Yeah, I just got the car armored up and some guy named Tom dropped off some ammo for the machinegun so we're ready to back to the Silver Tower now if you want." Cruiser states.You could go to the Silver Tower, but there's still Hunter to deal with. Mrs. Mary is no longer seen as a prime suspect, but from what Ira told you the Police still don't have a good grasp on who could have killed the man Mrs. Mary owed money too. Hunter's vague advertisement still seems disgustingly suspicious in your mind and even if it's not related it's probably nothing good.What do you wish to do Bass?>[A] Make preparations to head to the Silver Tower!>[B] Find Hunter and see if he has malicious plans in the works.>[C] Do something else (Write in)
>>30876052> [B] Find Hunter and see if he has malicious plans in the works.>>30876048Wouldn't she be too old in that case?
>>30876048Could be. Bass's mom is definitely something connected to the Ancients. Might not be this island's administrator specifically, but she's clearly something important.
My biggest worry with going with B is that he and the asshole general will use that as a cheap-ass excuse to rally against us in the long run. On the other hand, we might as well do that before heading out to the tower for another dig, unless we can buy better parts for our buster somewhere.
>>30876109Speaking of the buster, we could go and see Tom Snipes and ask him if he has some ideas for upgrades.That, or if he'd be willing to teach us how to be a better fighter.
>>30876052>[A] Make preparations to head to the Silver Tower!Try not to collapse it into the earth this time, though.>>30876155Did the police confiscate Joe's gear? I wonder if we could get them to let us have the sniper buster. Or even just the folding shield for defense.
>>30876088>One Vote for Hunting Hunter>>30876195>One Vote Tower>>30876155>>30876195According to Cruiser the police collected Joe's body and gear. His stuff is probably locked up in the police station as evidence. It's unlikely they'd give it up for you to regardless of how you asked them, but Tom Snips works for the police and the militia.Even if you can't get any of Joe's gear, it's possible Joe might be able to give or sell you something.
>>30876322Correction It's possible *Tom might be able to give or sell you something.
>>30876322How much money do we have? We might go and see what he has in store, maybe ask for some advice on how to fight those flying things.That, and see if there was anything else suspicious going around.
>>30876381You have about 520 Zenny at the moment, but Cruiser and Ira have about 600 Zenny a piece with them. You're sure you could borrow some money from them and pay them back later.
I vote we head for Tom's place and ask him if he's got anything to give our buster a bigger punch, at the very least. We MIGHT be able to get some more info on Hunter from him, but the main reason to visit is for more firepower and defense.
>>30876478Fair enough. He was a bounty hunter, maybe he knows something about that island the doctors mentioned.We should deal with Hunter though. The longer that guy's out there, the worse things will become. He might be the one behind the organ snatchers, or he might send more assassins our way when they arrive on the island.Either way, the guy's bad news.
>>30876805I think you're blowing things out of proportion. As far as we know Hunter's just kind of a scumbag. He hasn't done anything outright evil. For now he's just a nuisance. And while I appreciate the value of eliminating nuisances before they become more serious threats, I don't think we've quite yet reached the point where any suspicion we have of him is more than just our personal bias. So let's actually get the information on what he wants before we do form our opinions on him.
>>30876898Fair enough. Let's see what Hunter wants, after we see Tom Snipes in the armory.
>>30876381>>30876478>>30876805>>>30876478Regardless of weather you go after Hunter or go to the Silver Tower, it'd probably help to have some better equipment or a little bit more firepower. It's been two weeks since you talked with Tom and since Joe isn't an issue he's probably back to work. Checking the clock in the car you try to recall the working hours he briefly mentioned and remember he works at the police station during this time of day.You have Cruiser drop you off at the police station and you go inside, asking the police officer manning the front desk to talk to Tom. "You're Bass right? Tom mentioned to let you through if you needed to see him." The police officer leads you through the police station and unlocks a door leading to a basement of sorts. You're lead down the stairs and to a brightly lit room with large padlocked cabinets, gun racks, and a few beat up work benches with guns, tools, and parts scattered across them.When police officer leaves you to your business and goes back upstairs, Tom speaks."It's nice to see you're doing better Bass, Ira told me you made a full recovery. They even managed to reattach your arm!" "Yeah, the wonders of medical science never cease to amaze. Listen, I was wondering...">[A] "If you could give me any weapons or equipment">[B] "If you could help me get some information">[C] "If you would consider training me.">[D] Other
>>30877028>[C] "If you would consider training me.">[A] "If you could give me any weapons or equipment"
>>30877028> [C] "If you would consider training me."We need training first and foremost. If he can't do that, ask for some weapons or equipment, or advice what to get.
>>30877028Is there any way the sniper buster can "get lost" in the evidence room? Normally we keep what we kill.
>>30877028>[C] "If you would consider training me."Bass has been getting by on guts and luck so far. We don't want to have our arm shot off again. Any help or advice he could give us would be appreciated. If he doesn't have time for it in his schedule we understand, though. >[A] "If you could give me any weapons or equipment"Regardless, you said you're in charge of procurement? How would we go about purchasing new equipment? We need something with a bit more punch than a charged buster shot.
>>30877102>>30877157>>30877214>>30877305" I was wondering if you could training me. I've been getting by by the skin of my teeth and frankly some advice or skills would be wonderful at this point." You state, scratching the back of your head uncomfortably."I'm not a bounty hunter anymore Bass, I'd rather leave that part of my life to rot in my memories. Besides it wouldn't feel right teaching a kid like you how to kill, even though you've already proven you're capable. However you are a Digger and you have a Bounty on your head..." Tom puts down his tools and begins to think."I'm busy at the moment, but when I have the time I might be able to show you a few things that have other uses outside killing people. However I'm swamped at the moment with work, so it won't be any time soon.""No, it's no problem I'll stop by when you have some free time." You say giving a gracious nod. "I was also hoping you could sell or maybe even give me some weapons or equipment. I'm about to do some pretty heavy stuff and I'd like to be better armed then I am at the moment." "Well I can't legally sell you any weapons from the police armory, but I could probably sell you munitions, parts, and maybe even some police gear like helmets, shields, such without too much fuss especially since you're on good terms with Chief Silver." Tom explains."What about the Militia armory?" you ask."I might be able to sneak you some plastic explosives, but General Tin is pretty anal about keeping stock of what they do and do not have.""Well do you think you might be able to sneak my some of Joe's equipment? I mean he's not going to use it anymore."Tom frowns. "Joe has used that Bustergun of his to kill a lot of people. It'll probably serve as evidence in later cases involving the Snipes. However I might be able to make that folding shield or helmet of his disappear for you. It won't cost you a thing, It'll be me repaying you for what you did.">(continue)
>>30877753What do you wish to do?>[A] See what Tom has in stock.>[B] Ask Tom to get you Joe's Folding Shield>[C] Ask Tom to get you Joe's Helmet>[D] Other (Write in)
>>30877795>[B] Ask Tom to get you Joe's Folding ShieldThis should help a lot against ranged attackers. Thanks, Tom.
>>30877795> [A] See what Tom has in stock.> [B] Ask Tom to get you Joe's Folding ShieldIf he can get us the shield afterwards, that'd be great.
>>30877841>>30877942>[B] Ask Tom to get you Joe's Folding Shield"If you could get me that shield I'd really appreciate it Tom." "No problem. I won't be able to get it to you today, I'll need to wait for the right chance to take it from the evidence locker, but I should have it to you by tomorrow or the next day." > [A] See what Tom has in stock."That's great! Now could I see what you have in stock?" "Sure, this isn't exactly a store but I'm sure there's something here you'll want."Available Zenny: 1720----------------------------------Items Available:>Kevlar Helmet -1000 Zenny>Riot Shield- 700 Zenny>Kevlar Vest- 1200 Zenny>Police Boots- 50 Zenny>Police Uniform-75 Zenny>Police Cap- 10 Zenny>Small Caliber Ammunition- 20 to 30 Zenny a box>Medium Caliber Ammunition- 30 to 50 Zenny a box>Junk Parts – 50 Zenny>Old Gun Parts -150 Zenny>Fancy Airsoft Gun -100 Zenny----------------------------------See anything you wish to buy Bass?
>>30877795>[A] See what Tom has in stock.>[B] Ask Tom to get you Joe's Folding Shield
>>30877795>ask about the fancy air gunCould we convert it so it could do real damage?
>>30878288You're not sure. Even if it couldn't be upgraded Cruiser could probably do something with it, especially since he has that mangled machine gun you brought back.
>>30878235Can we just make a list of these? We could get Cruiser with us the next time we're around, maybe he has any ideas on what to get. Maybe call him over right now, we have our radio with us, hopefully.We have our own custom armor we made, though we lost the helmet for it in the fight with Joe, so the helmet is the only thing we really need.Junk parts and the old gun parts could be used for customizing our buster rifle, and the airsoft gun might be useful for that thing Ira was building.
>>30878357You have your radio with you, if you want you could call Ira in the car and ask to talk to Cruiser. As for a list, you can easily copy down what's available on the scrap paper you have on you.
>>30878432Yeah, sure, lets do that. Cruiser has probably a better idea of what we need than we do.The only thing that we could get that has immediate use is the helmet, and Cruiser might have repaired it while we were in the hospital.
>>30874531Called it.>>30878235We've been doing far too little R&D for a Digger Quest>Junk Parts>Old Gun Parts>Fancy Airsoft GunAirsoft gun probably has good trigger mechanisms, good condition sights, handle, and maybe a stock. Add the old gun parts to that and we probably only need one more piece to make a new weapon.
>>30878701>>30878668Looking over the stuff available the only thing of interest that comes to your immediate mind is the helmet, since you lost yours to Joe. You pull out your radio and give Ira a call, asking her to hand the radio to Cruiser.You ask him what they might need and describe what Tom has available."Well the parts seem intriguing, even if they're old I still might be able to do something with them. The Airsoft gun is a must, I probably can't make it into a proper weapon, but I can use parts from it in something else. I still have that broken machine gun and that ruptured air tank you brought back, maybe I can make something from all of that..."You wish to buy:>Kevlar Helmet -1000 ZennyCruiser suggests buying: >Junk Parts – 50 Zenny>Old Gun Parts -150 Zenny>Fancy Airsoft Gun -100 ZennyThat comes to a total of 1300 Zenny, leaving you with 420 Zenny.Do you agree with Cruiser's suggestions? Do you wish to make this purchase?
>>30878895dunno about the helmet, but if the others want it, sure.We're also gonna need some kind of sights or scopes for those birds.
The helmet will definitely do us good. Might pick up the armor later, depending on how our current armor is holding up. Might use the extra kevlar for protection, assuming it can fit and won't weigh us down too much.
>>30878895Works for me. Now let's go hit that tower so we can pay Cruiser and Ira back for the loan. We owe them each 350 Zenny, now.
>>30879107Whoops, I thought we had more on hand of our own cash. Correction: we owe them each 390 Z.
>>30878949>>30878963>>30879006>>30879107You buy the parts, the air soft gun, and the Kavlar helmet. It doesn't have a headlamp like your old helmet, but you have a pair of flashlights you can tape to the sides."Thanks Tom, I'll check in with you tomorrow" You say, hiding your purchases in your bag as you leave the police station and return to the car.You had the parts and the air soft gun to Cruiser while you try on the helmet, making a note of how much money you owe Ira and Cruiser. The helmet is light and fits your head pretty well, it should protect you better then that dinky climbing helmet you were using before. Tom won't have that folding shield till tomorrow, but the AE86 is already prepped to go to the Silver tower today. There's still the issue of Hunter to investigate as well.What do you wish to do Bass?>[A] Go to the Silver Tower, you're reading for the Wirraw now!>[B] Look into what Hunter is up too and stop him if necessary. >[C] Other (Write in)
>>30879413> [B] Look into what Hunter is up too and stop him if necessary.
>>30879413I'd rather have the shield with us for the Silver Tower. Let's>[B] Look into what Hunter is up too and stop him if necessary. Oh, and an aside I just thought of, something to ask Ira about: How's Father Rude doing? Did he recover from his injuries alright?
>>30879413>>[B] Look into what Hunter is up too and stop him if necessary.Bass needs to grind some more xps anyway. Better to make sure this is over instead of being ambushed after the Silver tower.
>>30879483>>30879503>>30879504“Guys I think we should go find Hunter and pay him a visit. That add he posted up on the bulletin board is bugging me, I have this feeling he’s up to something.” You say, deciding to leave the Silver Tower till you have that folding shield.“Alright, we should head to the docks then, if Hunter is anywhere its ether there or somewhere on the water near the island.” Cruiser says, pulling onto the road and heading towards the docks.You get there quickly, with Cruiser finding a parking spot far away from the fish stands. He stays with the car as you and Ira begin to look around for any signs of Hunter…>(Roll a search check. 1d20+3)
Rolled 12 + 3>>30879952Here we go.
Rolled 6>>30879952Will the Dice gods bless us with "be a dick to Hunter"?
Rolled 11 + 3>>30879952
Rolled 11 + 3>>30879952We need to get someone to draw what Bass currently looks like, I didn't realize he had been using a climbing helmet.
>>30879987Since you forgot the modifier, and we got >>30879997 and >>30880021 as a crit, most likely.
>>30880046Dicking with Hunter; A tradition the dice gods smile upon.
>>30880021>>30879997>Double 11's>Critical SuccessSplitting up, Ira goes to check the fish market while you go down to the pier to check if Hunter's boat is there. Much to your surprise Hunter's boat and his crew are still tied off to the pier. They seem busy though and they look like they're getting ready to leave. You don't see hunter, but he could easily be below the deck of the small tugboat like craft.What do you wish to do Bass?
>>30880453Radio our team and bring them around. We're not heading in there alone. Even if we are totally, completely capable of kicking Hunter and his entire team's ass by our self. It's just good sense.
>>30880497Sounds alright with me. Keep Ira in the car, though.Preferably near the guns, in case this goes down.
Rolled 11 - 1>>30880497>>30880693Keeping out of sight you call up Ira on the radio and have her tell Cruiser to bring the car around. Soon the AE86 has pulled up to the docks, well within gun range of Hunter's boat. "Ira, stay with the car and man the machine gun. We'll need you if anything crazy happens." You say, motioning Cruiser to follow you."Right! Please be careful!"With Ira manning the machine gun you and Cruiser walk down the pier and up to Hunter's boat, catching the attention of Hunter's men. There seem to be more of them then last time, 13 apposed to 7."What are you doing here?" One of them growls."I'm here to talk to your boss, where is he?" "He's busy, come back later." One of Hunter's men suggests dismissively. "How about we stick around until he gets back?" Cruiser suggests in return, his hands on the large wrench strapped to his tool belt."Buzz off will you! We're busy!" The whole crew of Hunter's ship is focused on you know, obviously nervous about something."Busy with what? Does it have something to do with that add Hunter posted on the bulletin board about 2 weeks ago?" You ask.Just as one of the workers is about to say something Hunter's voice booms out behind you as if shouted from megaphones."Ugh, you're a nosey little asshole aren't you? No sense in waiting when I can just claim the bounty money now!"You turn around just in time to see a large mechanical arm lash out of the water at the part of the dock you and Cruiser are on. >(Roll an agility check. 1d20)
Rolled 7>>30881219Come on, we can do this.
>>30881235>>30881237>>30881264No we can't. Damn it.
Rolled 6>>30881219Do we have a bonus to our roll because we were expecting something? Or is that the -1?
>>30881296I choose to interpret that as Hunter just being shit at manipulating the grabber arm.
Rolled 19 + 3>>30881219Hah, did he just go full Bonne and become our official ineffectual-reoccurrin-miniboss-who-uses-large-machines-to-fight? Wow.
>>30881561Oh, now we get a good roll, sure. Great.But yeah, I think he's going to be our Tiesel.
>>30881237>Cruiser Roll: 10 >Bass Roll: 9The mechanical arm smashes into the dock, crushing boards and sending splinters flying everywhere while the sheer force of the blow shakes the entire dock and throws you off balance. Cruiser manages to keep himself steady as you stumble to the side and fall off the dock, crashing into the water below. Your backpack begins to drag you down into the water, but you manage to kick your back back to the surface, fumbling to put your Bustergun over your arm.You can hear grunts and punches from up on top of the dock, suggesting Cruiser is fighting with the others. As you look for a way to climb back up you hear the water shift around and turn your head to see a large blue robot rise partially out of the water.Even with it's lower half submerged you'd say the machine is about 10 feet tall, with a round body and shoulders, two crude by thick manipulator arms, and a human like head with two large green optics and what looks like some kind of jaw. Amidst all the blue paint, you see a red skull adorning it's torso."I don't care if this prototype isn't ready for combat, I'll still be able to crush you with it!" Hunter laughs over the speakers, as he reaches the manipulators out to grab you.Quick! What will you do Bass?
>>30881590Ok, it shoot to kill. HUNTER just got gear from the Red Pirates.Elimiate him.Or not to beat any answers from him.But he isn't getting away from this.
>>30881590We had our buster gun waterproofed, right?Drop the bag, it's only slowing us down. Get in there and help Cruiser fend off those mooks, while Ira lets loose on that robot thing with the machine guns. Those guys will probably run away from the gunfire, and we can use charged shots on that thing's limbs to slow it down.I've no idea why I expected a Z'Gok.
>>30881674It's waterproof but we can't shot it underwater yet.Get the shield ready to pop out when his goons start attacking us.
>water fight>unarmored with no rebreatherShit. I've got two possible options:1. We force our weight to help us submerge and get out of the way of the manipulators with a perfectly-timed maneuver and hope to god we can out-swim an aquatic machine to the hopefully-close shore.2. We find a way to get onto the machine or manipulators without actually being grabbed and fumble our way from there.Either way, we need to get onto dry land. The car would help a lot in this, but for the moment we just need to safely fire our buster at that thing while being able to move.
>>30881674Sounds more like Boss Borot to me. That's how I'm imagining it, anyway.>>30881590Yell for Ira to open fire on the robot. Then swim for shore while Hunter's distracted.
>>30881590Mock his robot for looking like something the villain of the week in an episode of Steel Prince would pilot.
>>30881715Yeah, getting on dry land should be our priority. We should drop the bag after we get out of the water, then see if we can somehow help the guys out.Ira's machine guns could buy us some time and distract Hunter, while we go help Cruiser with those 13 guys. Then have him call the cops while we deal with the giant robot.
>>30881796"Hey asshole, protagonists don't use robots like that! Neither do serious antagonists You're in comically fumbling recurring villain territory, now. That's the role in this story you've chosen to take!"
Rolled 16>>30881744>>30881715>>30881818>>30881796Dropping your bag you let it sink to make your swim to shore easier. As you do so you look up at Hunter's robot and roll your eyes, doing your best to make your scoff audible over the grunts and cries from atop the docks."You're pretty pathetic Hunter, even when you get a robot you still look like a complete fool! Seriously that thing looks like something a one off villain on the Steel Prince would pilot!""We'll see who's pathetic when you're in pieces!" Hunter raises his arms to strike you, but shots ring out as Ira begins to pepper Hunter's machine with gunfire. Hunter crosses his mech's arms, shielding it's head as you make a made swim towards the shore.>(Roll a swim check. 1d20)
Rolled 17>>30881931Here we go.
Rolled 9>>30881964YES!>>30881995BASS MODE ACTIVATE!
>>30881995"Behold the foul power of the sea bass, from whose curse I draw my name."
>>30881995>>30881964Let's do this shit.
>>30881995>Bass>rolling a 20 on fishing>Fear of FishTruly Bass got the blood of a fisherman in him.
Rolled 19Did we break Crosswire?
>>30882277Nah, he just laughing his ass off.Bass, a guy with a fish name just roll another 20 on swimming.
>>30881995>CRITICAL SUCCESS Despite being in heavy wet clothes and only having one free hand to paddle with, you manage to swim to shore before Hunter even has time to check to see where you are. You've never been much of a swimmer, but imagining all the fish swimming around in the water with you probably spurred you into a brief moment of Olympic level swimming.Ira continues to spray Hunter with the machine guns even after you reach shore, unloading a scream of gunfire on him and giving his machine dozens of dents and nicks across it's thick blue metal hull.You raise your bustergun and take a shot at him. but Hunter drops below the water before your attack can hit, disappearing into the murky sea water. Running back over to the dock you spot Cruiser dukeing it out with Hunter's lackeys. He seems to be doing pretty well, punching and throwing them around like rag dolls, fighting with a kind of finesse and grace that a simple brawler would lack. Suddenly the sound of something moving through the water followed by snapping wood fills your ears. The dock begins to shake as Hunter begins destroying the dock's support beamsYou shout out to Cruiser, but he can't here you over the brawl and Ira's machine gun fire, as she tries to shoot Hunter and keep him away from the dock.If Cruiser falls into the water, he'll be easy pray for Hunter! What do you wish to do Bass?
>>30882422Go help out Cruiser and tell them Lackeys to get the hell out before we shot them
>>30882422Go help Cruiser out. Ira can drive, right? She can stop firing, and get the car off the dock and somewhere where it'd be on solid ground.
Rolled 10>>30882422Controlled demolition of part of the dock, dropping part, a section without cruiser on it, on hunter.
>>30882422Run to grab Cruiser while charging a buster shot. Fire the charged blast as a warning shot to get the goons to back away, so Cruiser can disengage and we can get him to land.
Rolled 11>>30882478>>30882484(The lights in my house just flickered, the weather's getting rough again. I'm archiving this now in case I lose power. http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/30873380/ )"Ira, get the car off the dock! Hunter's trying to drop it into the water!" You shout as you run down the dock to assist Cruiser, firing your Bustergun into the air to try and scare the lackeys. Four out of the seven remaining lackeys jump off the dock and into the water, allowing Cruiser to chuck the remaining three off of him, knocking them into the water as well."Cruiser! We need to get off this thing!" You shout, motioning for Cruiser to follow as Hunter continues to break the support beams of the dock.>(Roll an agility check. 1d20)
Rolled 9>>30882710No capitals.
>>30882687Crosswire, you still here?
Rolled 17>>30883824Probably lost power.
>>30883824His power may have gone out.
Rolled 4Alright. Want to let this thread die after someone archives it? Crosswire can mak a new one when he gets power.
>>30884510It's already archived, and suptg automatically updates every two hours or so. There's no reason to worry about it.
>>30884510Cross already archived it, for this reason. God bless his soul alas we knew him well
Not to diverge from the topic guys but I think I may have found our new Gundam for AGE Quest
>>30884932>DODS Assault Rifle /Shotgun hybrid...My fucking DICK dude where in THE FUCK DID YOU FIND THIS
>>30884932That one has already shown up, actually. That's Yunoa's Gundam. Asemu is probably going to have a dramatic duel with her at some point.
>>30885170Wait, now, checked the art. They're not the same. Very similar, though. Sorry I got them confused. Maybe it will be her Gen 3 upgrade?
>>30885170Really? Well shit... there goes my plans
>>30885203Yeah, an upgrade is more likely. She's currently piloting this thing.If Leviathan lets Jake build the new Crocker Gundam based on the old Crusader, Merlin and Gawain, it'd probably look something like the Xi.
>>30885248Wait.. what happened in Age quest? Did Jake get kidnapped?
>>30885274Did you not read last Sunday's thread? Go check it out, there's too much to summarize. Pretty much everything that could go wrong did. The only good thing is that now that Leviathan's made their move our course is much clearer. No more ambiguity, we can finally act.
>>30885274Aw, shit, sorry if I spoilered something. Didn't mean to.How far did you get?
>>30885349I stopped reading with Dirk overloaded on his X-rounder powers and his sister got OHKO'd and I'm reading the thread now and JESUS FUCKING CHRIST FLIT YOU SHITFUCKGuys... Gen 3 We Purge the Asuno bloodline
>>30885392...that's a bad idea because if we do that, we're just as horrible if not worse than the vegans.Now don't get me wrong Flit needs to be brought to an accord due to the shit he's pulled but Going all 40K Exterminatus on his family is just overfucking kill
>>30885392You should read the end of the last intermission thread, too. That has some important information on why Flit's doing this. And some commentary that blasts all our suspicions of Jake's relationship to Arthur out of the water. Turns out we were expecting the relation to be much more DISTANT than is the case.
>>30885392Honestly, considering how Jake reacted calmly, I sorta expect that he and Flit planned this to take out Leviathan from within.Though they didn't expect that Vagan attack which just fucked things up even more.
>>30885430Yeah, but ending the Asuno bloodline wouldn't be hard, at this point. It wouldn't be that many deaths. Just Flit and Kio, sorry, I mean "KIO". Asemu doesn't count.>>30885492Could be. But it's strongly implied that this is Arthur's work, and Flit's been emotionally manipulated into this. Jake could be calm just because he knows that he's being filmed and trying to defend himself will only seem to confirm his guilt to the public.
>>30885548If he even gets a chance to see Kio or the possible Asuno that's based on Akito or Yurika. Leviathan will probably keep him as a commander and someone in charge of mobile suit development. Emily and Dr Hearts, on the other hand, will probably be the ones who'll get to deal with Kio and the other possible kids that Leviathan made.There's going to be a Crocker / Asuno kid somewhere in there, isn't it.
>>30885804Well, it's looking like Asemu and Scarlet are going to wind up together now that he's gone all Captain Ash. So there will be at least one, yeah. It's unclear if Leviathan has Yurika or Akito's germ cells, though, and they almosr certainly don't have Scarlet's. So whether they'll have an Asuno/Crocker hybrid is less certain.
>>30885894They could end up having Scarlet's germ cells, though. We've no idea who operated on Scarlet, or who's the person that Rysis mentioned that was interested in turning Scarlet into a cyborg. Not to mention that she was stealing medical data and who knows what else from her. Could easily be that the people who are helping Rysis save Scarlet work for Arthur.
>>30886026Given that she's keeping Scarlet living a secret so as to protect her from Arthur, that seems unlikely. The implication was that Arthur couldn't be allowed to know the facility Rysis took Scarlet to exists, so she couldn't tell it to Jake in case Arthur noticed a change in his behavior. It's probably not Leviathan. It's some other group that Rysis has been working with to take down Arthur.
>>30886099I doubt that she managed to find a group with such a strong financial backing and advanced medical technology without Arthur noticing it. Especially if the guy's in control of every computer, network and is aware of everything that's going on in the Earth sphere..
>>30886414I suppose. But it doesn't make sense for Arthur to know about it. Maybe she found and unfroze some of her old team from the Colony Nations Wars?
>>30886444Most of her old team died in that battle against Arthur's team while they were transporting SID around, as far as we know. That's where Travis (who may or may not work for Arthur) got stuck in cryostasis because he got injured badly, and Arthur stayed behind to fight those guys off. And the guys that were behind her during the Colony Nations Wars either died or lost most of their power.Could be that she's working with the loyalist members of Leviathan, the guys who were opposing their recent coup. Part of me wonders if it was Emily who saved Scarlet's life.
>>30889495And I don't think Rysis really had a team - the Rebel forces made her into a cyborg against her own will and just released her to hunt down Arthur. The rest of her squadron was probably there to slow down Arthur's team while those two duke it out, and in case she goes berserk shoot her.
>>30892636I'm thinking once we take care of Hunter we need to go to the Mayor. It's obvious that every Tom, Dick, and Harry knows about the bounty and they know where we are. First a sniper shows up, and now a bot has destroyed the docks. The next time could be a lot worse.We should suck it up and ask for help getting the ship operational again so we can get away from their island. It would be better for everyone. We can come back and hit the silver and gold towers later. Right now we need to get the fuck away from this place before someone bombs a whole district just to kill us.
>>30892865Yeah, we need to report what's going on before either more bounty hunters or worse drops by.After we deal with Hunter and have his goons locked up, we should talk with the Mayor and the Police Chief. This guy needs to be interrogated. Maybe they'll let us have Hunter's boat.
>>30893054Or pieces of that giant robot, though that'd end up in the police or militia custody.Still need to find out where he got it from and how..
>>30895368I say we give our car or the airship the arms. We will PUNCH DOWN enemy airships.