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%20Witcheshttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=gundam+build+fighters+questYou are ALICE. You were once a magical girl, but have now ended up having to hunt down your former comrades. As a member of the Magical Girl Hunter Bureau, it is your job to defend humanity from the Magical Menace!You are currently on the Magical Girl held island of Atlantis, so named by some pretentious rich guy you've never met. Anyways, you and Carol were inserted as a two girl infiltration team in order to penetrate the island's defenses and destroy the focus powering the Circle protecting the island. That way, the UN could call in the big guns to bombard the island and all the Magical Girls, their followers, and the Companions into dust.(cont)
>>31609590Hopefully you and Carol would be off the island by then, as well. However, the first thing was getting to the damn focus. From Kanako's intel, it was being kept in an underground facility under the island's central volcano. Kanako assured you that it was long dormant, but you knew enough about supervillain lairs to know it would probably erupt on you just to spite you.You take stock of your gear again. In addition to your standard survival gear, you had a specialized gauss carbine, an active camo cloak, and the Nikita drone launcher. "That stuff looks pretty heavy, Mom." Carol frowns as she watches you weave your way through the trees. "Are you sure you don't want me to help out a bit?"Well, while the weight wasn't that big of a deal, it could potentially become troublesome if you had to move quickly. However, that would also be wasting Carol's shapshifting capabilities, which would make her indispensable as a recon asset.>Let Carol help you carry some of the gear.>Task Carol with scouting ahead of you.>Other
>>31609601>>Task Carol with scouting ahead of you.
>>31609601>Task Carol with scouting ahead of you.
>>31609601>Task Carol with scouting ahead of you
>>31609601>Task Carol with scouting ahead of you."But thanks for asking, dear."
>>31609601"Thanks for asking, but I"m fine." You smile. "I need you to scout the area ahead of us. Can you do that?""Sure!" Carol nods and begins morphing into a canine form before bounding off into the forest. You had to admit, there were a lot of perks to having a shapeshifting alien hybrid on your side. While you were tempted to active your active camo cloak, you resist the urge. The cloak needed battery power to function and you had no idea how long you were going to be stuck on this island. You needed to conserve as much energy as possible. Either way, the thick foliage in this forest provided more than enough concealment. You barely walk for a kilometer before you see Carol bounding back."Carol? Is something wrong?" You ask."There's a town just up ahead!" She reports. "About... ummm... a kilometer away? Maybe less?"A town? Your first instinct was to avoid it, but part of your mission here was also recon. Maybe it would be worth checking out...>Go around the town.>Investigate further.>Other
What's the rate of fire for our weapons? The camo cloak hides thermal as well right?
>>31610064>>Investigate further.Maybe Jo's little sister is there!
>>31610064>>Investigate further.Deploy a drone.
>>31610064>Investigate further.Huh, this was that mentioned before by that magical girl.
>>31610064>>Investigate further.Carol, eat everyone and don't play with your food ok?
>>31610064>Go around the town.Our primary focus is to get to the Focus; besides, Carol might get detected because of her Invader DNA.
>>31610064Okay, now you were a little bit curious. Apart from those covens you'd help raid from time to time, you've never actually seen what a MG cult actually looked like. The majority tended to be pretty similar to those ultra conservative nutjobs that lived out in the middle of nowhere. You wonder what things would be like on this island."Carol, show me where it is." You say."Sure thing!" Carol nods and bounds off into the trees again, this time slowing her pace enough so you can keep up with her. Finally, you reach the edge of the forest, which ends in a large meadow about two hundred meters in length before meeting with the edge of a small town, just as Carol had reported. It looked to have been set up rather quickly, with many temporary and hastily erected structures. Within and on the edges of the town, you could also see human activity. You grab your binoculars and gaze through them to get a better look. There didn't seem to be anything too out of the ordinary. Adults were going about their daily routines, while children played. However, there was one thing you noticed, and slightly unnerved you.The total absence of men.Well, not TOTALLY absent, as you could spot a couple here and there, but from what you could see, the population of this town was predominantly female. Hell, even among the children, there was a heavy slant towards girls. Not wanting to think about this any further, you return your attention to the town itself. You see a long, paved road cutting through the forest and moving through the town. The continued on towards the central volcano. You also see quite a number of trucks parked on the road inside the town. Your best guess was that this was one of the main supply routes. The MGs would smuggle supplies to the shore, where they would be shipped to the central base on roads such as these. Maybe... maybe there was something in the town that could help you get in.>Infiltrate the town.>Avoid the town.>Other
>>31610598>Avoid the town.
>>31610598>Infiltrate the town.
>>31610598>>Infiltrate the town.
>>31610598>>Avoid the town.I think Alice would be pretty well known among the inhabitants of this place. Infiltration would likely end poorly.
>>31610598>Have Carol CONSUME and then impersonate someone there to get us transport.
>>31610598>Infiltrate the town.We should be able to find something that's help us get in.
>>31610598>>Infiltrate the town.I am just hoping to find a way to cause these girls (and children) to escape the oncoming chaos.
>>31610798This. We might be able to save some people.
>>31610798These people are likely here of their own free will.They are traitors to the cause. Getting them to evac will compromise the plan to blow up the island before the tower is completed.
>>31610852What if someone was born into this life and don't know anything else?
>>31610871Above our paygrade, I'd think.
>>31610871And what of the plan?Getting that one person out compromises the whole damn planet.
>>31610852These are all people who think the rest of the world has invaders up their noses. Once we nuke all the companions, they'll wake up.
>>31610598>Avoid the town.MERC! Why must you start this when GoT is on.Anyways lets avoid unnecessary things for this mission for once...
>>31610925We're not nuking the companions, we're nuking the island.These people are already dead.
>>31610929you should have read the books.
>>31611037I have them all on epub... just haven't gotten around to it yet.
>>31610598You check the sky, and then your watch. At your best guess, it should be dark in a few hours. It would be safer to move around the town then."Carol, we'll wait until it gets dark." You whisper to her. "I'm gonna grab some sleep while I can. Keep an eye out for me, okay?""Okay!" Carol nods.Draping the camo cloak over you like a makeshift blanket. you settle up against a tree and close your eyes..."I see you're actually going through with it." Loki chuckles.Goddamnit. "I thought you didn't need me to be asleep to talk anymore." You grumble."Yes, well, no sense in distracting you during such an important mission, correct? I was just being considerate."Considerate. Yeah right."What do you want?" You sigh. "I'm just wondering. You're mission here is to destroy the Focus so that your friends can destroy the island, correct?""Well, yeah." "What if I told you that this would most likely result in the death of not just your entire species, but the planet, as well?" Loki curls up in your lap."I'd say you were a lying shit." You grab Loki by the back of his neck and lift him up. "Even when put together, the MGs don't have power of that kind of scale.""Did I ever say the destruction would be at the hands of the Magical Girls?" Loki smiles smugly. Fucking cat."So there IS something between you and the Invaders, then." You scowl. "Well, against me and my brothers in general, yes." Loki chuckles. "I just wanted to know. Confronted with this knowledge, would you still carry out your mission?">Of course.>Maybe not...>Get fucked.>Other
>>31610929Oh yeah, game of thrones is on.....I'll watch it later.Still kind of sad we didn't play with idols.
>>31611092"Start talking and I'll decide later."
>>31611092>What knowledge? You've only given us half of it. Tell us why it would destroy the world.
>>31611092>>Other"Then why the hell did you decide to not speak up till I was in the field?!"
Do NOT pick "Get Fucked."That phrase holds significant meaning to anyone who has played MGNQ.
>>31611092>>OtherNot enough knowledge, tell me more...
>>31611092......The fuck Loki, after all this time, after all this bullshit. Now you pull the big fucking reveal!
>>31611092>Get fucked.>OtherI'm going to hate myself for asking this, but do you have an alternate solution?
>>31611092>Maybe not...The destruction of the human race and the entirety of Earth would be kind of bad.I'd still totally vote to do it if it was just us or something, but ruining the Earth and everything on it is counterproductive. And then there'd be no school for Carol. And that's unacceptable.
>>31611092I am guessing its because Invaders will attack us when a majority of MGs are dead and dying.
>>31611092>Maybe not...Fuck it all. Can't take this shit anymore...
>>31611092"We'll burn that bridge when we come to it."
>>31611092>OtherGet more info from the fucking cat.
>>31611092"You're one real fucking piece of work, you know that, Loki?" You frown. "It must be nice, knowing everything, and only giving me half stories and springing up these little hypotheticals on me at the worst possible time.""I would have thought you'd have figured thing out by now." Loki continues, unphased. "Perhaps I miscalculated on that part. I'm not perfect, after all.""Obviously." You scoff. "How about this." Loki shakes himself out of your grip and drops back down to the ground, where he begins pacing. " HYPOTHETICALLY, what if I told you that what my brothers are planning is a contingency plan in case their original recruitment plan failed?""Well, you'd come back to take over the planet, right?" "Well not exactly. More of an evacuation plan. You see, the planned attack on your race was motivated by hate or anything. More like... denial."Suddenly, the realization dawns on you."You just want to get the hell off this rock before the Invaders evolve to a point where we can't stop them.""Well, my brothers, yes." Loki nods. "While I commend the rapid pace at which your race can adapt to extremely hazardous conditions and situations, I doubt it would be enough once the Invaders unleash their full wrath on this planet.""And what, you're just going to leave a valuable recruiting world like ours to die?" (cont)
>>31611466"You must understand, to us, there's a large difference between a 'recruiting' world and a strategically valuable one. Once we've acquired a significant enough breeding stock, we have no more use for the recruiting world. My brothers' plan guarantees at least some part of your race survives. Your current one probably will not.""Why are you telling me this?" You ask, seething with rage. "Why the fuck are you putting this all on my hands? What do you have to gain!?""My interest has always been in you, Alice. It would be a shame for the Invaders to consume you and steal all my work." Loki responds. "If you could come into contact with my brothers, I can convince to make... allowances for you. Not only would you be allowed to leave the planet, but your friends, as well. Think about it, Alice. If you had a guaranteed chance at survival, would you take it?""You're not lying about this, are you?" You whisper."I'm in fact being very serious right now." Loki nods. "What would your answer be?">It's not worth it. I'll take my chances.>It's tempting...>Other
>>31611488>It's not worth it. I'll take my chances.Our friends would hate us if they found out.
>>31611488>It's not worth it. I'll take my chances.Yeah fuck that, we're not giving up our fucking planet
>>31611488>It's not worth it. I'll take my chances.Hell no. Leave everyone behind. No matter who it is. No. Just no.I would rather die standing than run away.Because that's all it is.
>>31611488>>It's not worth it. I'll take my chances."I'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees".
>>31611488>>It's not worth it. I'll take my chances."i'm not giving up on the people of this world. My killing you and my time in the Bureau should have made this abundantly clear.
>>31611488>It's not worth it. I'll take my chances.We have that Apocalypse-class in a MG back at base.I wonder if we can learn more about the invaders from her.
>>31611488>>It's tempting...but I can'tIt honestly is tempting, Alice has no real ties to the world other then her friends
>>31611488>OtherNo, that offer is not good enough. If that is the goal, why make war with mankind in the first place? Here's my counter offer, put the Companions and the leaders into negotiation and put an end of the war between Humans and Companions.
>>31611488>>OtherHow do you expect me to believe you when your prior plans had magical girls attacking humans.
>>31611646Companions don't give a fuck about this planet or humans as a whole. Loki has said just as much.
>>31611488>>31611662This makes sense, all this is utter bullshit and confusing.Also breeding stock, most of these if not all are woman. Do magical girls lay eggs in this world too?
>>31611488>It's not worth it. I'll take my chances.We're not going to let fear compromise who we are. +15 Paragon
>>31611681But they care about themselves...So we blow up the communicator.
>>31611646Think of it this way:The war between the Companions and Invaders is raging throughout the galaxy. The Earth is much like a farm on a battlefield, full of supplies which the Companions are raiding to bolster their forces.The Companions are planning to call an artillery strike on that farm in order to deny its produce to the enemy. They already have as much as they can carry.
Is the deal to get back magical powers still on? We should convince him we need that to survive for the time being.
>>31611697>most of these if not all are womanMost of the people in the town were women, but there were enough men and boys to make a breeding population.
>>31611488>It's not worth it. I'll take my chances.Unless you got a better deal...
>>31611697Cloning, Anon. Who needs males?
>>31611529>>31611543>>31611545>>31611567>>31611603Hey guys, just wondering, I wonder if we can use this chance to negotiate peace with the companions on behalf of humanity.Worse case, we waste them if we don't like what they say?
>>31611802It won't work and at worst it's a trap.
>>31611802You're trying to force diplomacy where there is none to be had.
>>31611802Humanity has nothing to offer them. They'd lose far more than they have to gain trying to protect this world from the invaders than whatever we can give.
>>31611488>It's tempting...I mean let's be honest here. It's always gonna be tempting to get guaranteed survival for yourself and your loved ones. Let's at least consider it until the big choice is made.
>>31611801Not sure they can do that? Also cloning takes too much resources and energy when the old fashioned way is just as efficient.>>31611780I find that kind weird, it makes sense mind you but a large female to male ratio it will be just a little werid
>>31611802Not with the companion high command but with those on the planet.If you want to force them to the table, we need to destroy their getaway plan.That means wack their comms array that they're building.When they can evac in the face of an invader invasion, they'll be more likely to work with us to survive.
>>31611858And what if the Companions all decide to take one for the team?
>>31611488>It's not worth it. I'll take my chances.>OtherHug him, awwwww he does care! BTW, what is his opinion of Carol?
>>31611880Some may. I can't see all of them doing that. Some will want to survive. I mean theres Loki. Not all of them will be that self-sacrificing.
>>31611858they are fighting a galactic war and the invaders are coming, I don't think they care if anyone of theirs is left on the planet as long as they get who they can off of it before the invaders get here
>>31611914These are fucking Incubators we're talking about. Not even fucking Loki gives a shit about death and he's got the biggest ego of them all.
>>31611858That's a good point. Force the earth Companions to share the same fate as the rest of humanity to force them to cooperate with Humanity.
>>31611488"I'd rather go down fighting than turn tail and run." You say. While you were tempted for a brief second of leaving this place with the others you knew that they'd never accept it. You've all fought too hard and lost too much to even considering going back. "This whole island is going down, whether you want it or not."And at this, Loki begins to laugh. Not just that smug laughter he was so good at doing, but genuine, amusing laughter, akin to a mad scientist."Excellent! Excellent! I expected you to choose the harder road, Alice! Now we can see if you and your species could do what no other one could achieve!""...what?" You blink."The conflict that arises from every species' struggle for survival tends to be the perfect catalyst for change!" Loki cackles. "My brothers have long grown complacent, too embroiled in the roles they have adopted. They merely follow the directives they were given, without thought or reason. You and your species have thrown off the yoke of your oppressors, and I want to see if you have the strength to resist a second one!""You are one fucking crazy cat." You blink."Why, thank you." Loki smiles."And since you apparently know oh so much about the Invaders, you mind spilling the beans, then?" You ask."In due time." Loki stretches and yawns. "You still have a mission to complete, don't you?"(cont)
What we could do is capture a Companion and extract it. That might allow us to make artificial MGs to fight the Invaders.
>>31611973Or hinder us more when the invaders come out of pure spite.
>>31612005"Mom. MOM!"You're suddenly shaken awake by your adopted daughter."W-wha?" You blink groggily."It's already dark, Mom." Carol points out. "It should be safe to move.""Right." You nod and start to gather up all your gear."Did you have a nightmare, Mom?" Carol asks as you pack."What? Why?""You were mumbling things your sleep. Not anything coherent, but you did look distressed.""...it was nothing." You say. "Just a bad dream."Now packed and fully awake, you ready your carbine and slowly start moving across the open meadow. There were a few possible places of interest to check out.>The main road where all the trucks were.>The town center.>The residential areas.>Other
>>31612034>The town center.Let's look for any important documents.
>>31612034>>OtherAsk Carol what she has observed, if anything.
>>31612034>>The town center.
>>31612034>The main road where all the trucks were.
>>31612034>OtherDoes Carol have any forms for long-distance, enhanced hearing?
>>31612034>The main road where all the trucks were.Maybe there's a checkpoint there we can check out. After that we can work our way into the town center.
>>31612034>The residential areas.I'm curious. I want to see how these people live.
>>31612103Not the time, we are here on business, not filming a documentary.
>>31612128Just a peek.
>>31612103Time and place, mate. Time and place.This is neither the time or place for it.
>>31612162Well, we've never gotten a chance to infiltrate a cult. And after this they'll all be dead.I just wanted one infiltration mission. One chance to see how magical girls live under the yoke of the Companions.
>>31612183Presumably like zombies, they probably eat recycled shit and think its chocolate cake.
>>31612183And that's enough justification to side track the mission. Because you're curious? Oh boy...
>>31612034Ask Carol first, if it doesn't provide anything usefulThen >The main road where all the trucks were.
>>31612183what >>31612265 said, so punch yourself in the face, put your game face on and stop being retarded
>>31612034You decide to head for the town center. From how organized things seemed to be here, you might able to find something useful in the town's civic records. You couldn't run a society without some sort of bureaucracy, after all. "Carol, what did you observe while I was asleep?" You ask."Nothing much. The adults just went to work loading and unloading things in the truck, and then went home after it got dark." Carol shrugs."Any opposition?""Well, their equivalent of policemen, I guess." Carol says. "Not heavily armed, and they look more to be volunteers than actual trained guards. I don't think they're really expecting anybody to be out here."Well, that was good. Less things to worry about, though you couldn't rule out the fact of somebody getting lucky. You manage to cross the field without being seen. You then dart between the buildings and alleyways, but don't come across anybody. Taking a closer look around you, and with some of your newfound knowledge, you start to see evidence supporting Loki's story. Everything here besides the road was only temporary, with all the structures being prefabricated, and all of the utilities were local, with electricity provided by generators and water being pumped from local wells. These people were NOT here for the long haul. Finally, you reach the town center. There are a number of different buildings here, all darkened and seemingly abandoned.(cont)
>>31612518First, there was what seemed to be the equivalent of the town hall. It was just a very large, hastily built wooden structure. It would hold things like census reports and records of whatever passed through the town at any point.Then there was the police "station", a small trailer with a patrol car parked in front of it. There's be weapons and gear stored in there, and hopefully more intel on the exact security situation of the island. However, a singular light illuminating one of the windows suggested there was at least one person in there.Finally, there was what seemed to be a large radio mast. It made sense to use wireless communications if you had no plans in setting up permanent landlines. Checking out their communications logs might yield important information, not to mention cutting it off meant in the event you WERE discovered, they wouldn't be able to get word out as quickly.>Town Hall>Police Station>Comm Center>Other
>>31612548>Comm CenterLets plant some comdet charges in case we need to cut comms
>>31612548>Comm CenterWould be the most usefully place to go.
>>31612548>Comm CenterKill the comms first.
>>31612548>>Comm CenterDeclare all companions have invaders up their noses and must be killed on sight.
>>31612548>Comm CenterSetting up charges for later use is good idea. We don't want to cut them off now and possibly alert someone something is up.Well, if we have to the gear to do this.
>>31612618No, the companions would override it.Now, if you say "other magical girls" or "civilians" that's different.
>>31612618>>31612670It's a dumb idea period.
>>31612618Agree this this:>>31612704Dumb all around.
>>31612548You head over to the comm center, which essentially just a large trailer truck with a radio mast sticking out the back. You see the interior is lit, with two men milling about. No doubt technicians. You pause to consider your options. You could set a remote explosive charge on the comm center as a precaution and just leave it at that. No need to enter it or anything. However, if you wanted to get any sort of intel, you'd actually have to enter the trailer, which mean having to evade or take out the two technicians. >Just plant the charge and leave.>Plant the charge and attempt to infiltrate the trailer.>Other
>>31612826>Just plant the charge and leave.
>>31612826>>Plant the charge and attempt to infiltrate the trailer.
>>31612826>Plant the charge and attempt to infiltrate the trailer.It be nice to get a bit better picture of what's going, if we can get that kind of info.
>>31612826>Plant the charge and attempt to infiltrate the trailer.Have Carol shift into a girl in the town, say she saw something outside, we'll ambush them as they come out.
>>31612826>Plant the charge and attempt to infiltrate the trailer.time for some CQC
>>31612826>>OtherSend Carol as a distractionHave her act like a little girl, inquisitive and lost.We sneak in after her.
>>31612826>>OtherYou are a fucking girl, just stroll confidently in and order them out.
>>31612911You know, that could work.
>>31612911>>31612952I'm not sure though. They might have a schedule or something.
>>31612952In full camoe and military gear.
>>31612986This. The Companions might read Order of the Stick and have one of those "there are never any random inspections" signs.
>>31612998"When I became a magical girl, I want to be just like Grandpa, he was in Vietnam!"
>>31612826Hmmmm, getting access to enemy comms was always a huge boon to anybody that could pull it off. The only problem was getting past these two bozos. From what you can tell, neither of them were armed, nor did they seem particularly capable in combat. Hell, you could probably take on the both of them yourself with no problem, and you've got Carol here to assist you. The problem was, eliminating these two guards was a surefire way to attract attention. Even if you did kill them and manage to hide the bodies, their disappearances would raise red flags that you could do without. Maybe you could find a way to just distract them...?Oh wait, you had a damn shapshifter at your disposal. Maybe Carol could be ample distraction? That sort of thing was terribly risky, though. There was no guarantee she'd able to fool them or at least keep their attention for long.>Just take them out.>Distract them.>Other
>>31613159>>Distract them.Hot sexy lady distraction using Alice as a base or lost little girl?
>>31613159>Distract them.It anything goes wrong, then kill them to be safe.
>>31613159>Just take them out.
>>31613159>Distract them.and if Carol does not work, we can always use our trusty old reliable pocket of infinite D20's to throw as rocks
>>31613159>Just take them out.We'll end doing this anyways when the distraction fails... Might as well cut to the ending.
>>31613159>>Distract them.We can always play the part of a mom.
>>31613159>>Distract them.Transformer #23 is down again, go take a look Nameless Engineer #21 and #23.
>>31613245remember, only losers use drugs
>>31613245Nerd rocks you mean.
>>31613256Except if it's win juice.
>>31613256Losers like Jason Brody.
>>31613256I'm no hero, hero's are people like policemen, firemen and janitors
>>31613285Different AnonI am not like Jason Brody.
>>31613159Well, taking them out wasn't going to do you any favors. You would be better off distracting them. "Carol. I need you take the form of an, um... ten year old girl? Maybe younger? Trick them into thinking you're lost. Try not to attack them or anything, but do NOT let them go back into the trailer until I say so, okay?""Okay!" Carol nods and begin shifting again. She takes a form that looks... a lot like a younger version of you. You're not sure whether that's deliberate or just a fluke, but you just shake it off.Carol then jogs over into the middle of the field, in an area where anybody out there couldn't see directly into the trailer. She then starts bawling loudly."What the-?" You hear one of the technicians say. You see the two men pile out of the trailers to go investigate. Idiots even left the door wide open. You slip inside and get to work.>roll 1d20
>>31613682Well, I guess we win.
>>31613682Looks like Carol inherited Alice's D'AAAWWWW.
>>31613681>>31613682Carol has indeed inherited the ultimate weapon.
>>31613681>>31613682Operators operating operationally optimally.
>>31613682Does Carol use THAT against them?If she does... We'll need to talk to her about that.
>>31613682Oh god, I hope they don't wanna adopt and take her home...
>>31613681>>31613682>>31613694>>31613699>>31613703>>31613705>>31613727>>31613731What what happens? The techs let the others know that they are going to be offline for a sec, and spill the beans for Carol?
>>31613682Genetic superweapon's greatest ability did not come from the genes that allowed it to choose its form, or gave it near immortality.No, they came from its human mother. An unstoppable power. A power no one could have foreseen.The power of 'D'aww'.
>>31613763Or you know, Alice found The Plans and The Head Companion.
So basically Carol is going to be an idol or something when we retire, right?
>>31613882In the far distant future, Carol joins Colver entertainment...
>>31613682You hear the technicians outside trying to console Carol as she cries uncontrollably."W-what should we do?" One of the technicians asks. "Maybe we should call it in?""N-NO!" Carol wails. "I d-d-don't wanna be alone!""Aw man..."Well, it looked like Carol had them suitably distracted. You dig through the materials in the trailer and find a treasure trove. Radio frequencies, encryption codes, callsigns, everything you need to patch into their comm network. That would help things immensely. However, you're not even close to getting through everything. >You got enough. Get clear while you can.>Just stay a bit longer...>Other
>>31613898She's probably the Producer for another company, by that point.
>>31613909>>Just stay a bit longer...Let's stay awhile and listen in.
>>31613909>>You got enough. Get clear while you can.Let's book it.>>31613915Hell, maybe she's even a mom at that point.
>>31613909>You got enough. Get clear while you can.Not risking it. Trash the comm station and leave.
>>31613909>You got enough. Get clear while you can.We can patch into their comms and listen on the move. Somewhere that isn't here. No need to push our luck.
>>31613909>You got enough. Get clear while you can.We can always come back for more later if we need to
>>31613909>>Just stay a bit longer...Carol has them around their finger.
>>31613909>>You got enough. Get clear while you can.Get out and patch into the network to listen in
>>31613898This is now canon and nothing the author can do will remove this belief of mine.
>>31613933>Carol might be one of our girls' mother
>>31613959>>31613963Plot twist:All of Merc's quests are in the same universe. Just at different times.
>>31613959She's the sniper we just hired.Using moms big ass fuck off rifle.
>>31613963Cole has some rather rare and weird Genemods don't you think?
>>31613909>Just stay a bit longer...
>>31613963It would explain Cole's abilities.
>>31613963Maybe not a mother, but she could be one of their immortal ancestors.
>>31613989I do legitimately believe that Idol Quest and MGHQ take place in the same universe.
>>31614042Especially when MGHQ quests end and The Magic Goes Away trope applies.
>>31614083Or magic becomes genemods
>>31614022Also Tarin and Lucina are constantly reincarnated to be loved!
>>31614105No, they are historical WWII heroines, so everyone names them after them.Also, many girls try to emulate them.
>>31614105And a all snipers in the universe are cursed with horrible luck, some more than others.
>>31614183When we get our sniper, I want to have a shooting test against her and Rochelle to weed out the bad luck.Also if we ever get Alice as an idol, what would she be?
>>31614233Both, she is that good. She'll be a veteran idol already, like Lillith.
>>31614233Definitely infiltration. With knives too.
>>31614267So she'll end up being our veteran driver or accountant
>>31614284So... Alice vs. Tarin/Lucina?
Guys. Lets keep the idol talk to that thread and not this one. Alright?
>>31614275>>31614284I would imagine, Lucina/tarin will take the spot though
Rolled 13>>31614013Genemods allow her to use a bone rifle as an impromptu sniper. The hole occurs between the ring and middle finger on her right hand, with a trigger in the form of the knuckle of her right index finger. This allows her to function normally, but she must replenish any lost bone and biomass by eating truly absurd amounts of food, else she loses the ability to utilize her bone rifle. Calls Jenner "mom" for no discernible reason. Calls Lillith "dad", for no discernible reason. Bubbly personality. Usually armed with a rather large, cumbersome rifle. Which is made even more bizarre by the fact that she's around 5'2" at most and looks like she weighs all of 90 pounds soaking wet.
>>31614311Sorry about that, the mere implications that the two universes are connected really is a conversation starter.
>>31614327I like Alice and Carol, though
>>31614352Jenner = Alice, IT ALL MAKES SO MUCH SENSE.
>>31614352>Jenner was Alice all along>got a new name and identity after the war
Carol, the gunpla fighter maneater.Uses her wiles to get opponents to underestimate her and baby her.Devours them like a shark once thw trap is sprung.
>>31614375I see them as more of a Melee or Genemod idol rather then specialist. Tarin and Lucina has more qualification. >>31614352What does she call producer?
>>31614422Uncle, because he reminds her of Leo.
>>31614422She calls him his real name, and it is always spoilered.
To be a girl in MercVerse is fraught with exciting things. Age 6-12 gunpla fightin, 12-18 MG days, 18-24 idol combat training, 24-35 join the army as a Valkyr. 35+ married to a protagonist.
>>31613909You believe that you've gotten enough. No point risking it any further. You pack up your ill gotten intel and are about to exit when you see a light strobe on the console. You see that it's being patched through to the police station. No doubt, the technicians were trying to make a call. With the hit of key, you quickly intercept it and route the call back to the trailer. "Ummm, hey, Larry, we've got a bit of a problem, here. We've got a lost girl out here, but she's to distressed to tell us where she's from, or even her name. Think you can help us out here?""Um, Larry is out for the moment." You say."What? Shiela, is that you?" "Um, yeah." You can't stop yourself from grinning. Fucking amateurs. This was just so damn easy. "Look, I'll bring the car over and you just send her to me, alright?""Yeah, sure. We'll wait."With that, you quickly sneak back out of the trailer and head back to the town center, You take a quick look at the police station. The policeman on duty, "Larry", seemed to be fast asleep. Goddamn this was too easy. After a quick lockpick and hotwire, you start up the patrol car and drive it back to the trailer. You honk your horn and flash the lights to announce your arrival. The technicians then point in your direction and Carol comes running. She instinctively knows its you at the driver's seat, and she climbs into the back. You give a honk and the two technicians wave you and head back to the trailer, where they were none the wiser.Too damn easy, though you sort hope they wouldn't be in the trailer when you inevitably were forced to blow it up. >Investigate the town more.>Continue on to your objective.>Other
>>31614432Strangely I can see that.I still feel very sad but content/happy? about how Alice's first love ended.it's a first for me on a Merc's quest.
Who would you waifu in GBF?
>>31614479>Continue on to your objective.>>31614493Meet more people first.
>>31614479>Investigate the town more.Just a peek.
>>31614486>>Continue on to your objective.Got intel. Lets go.Is there a spare uniform in the back?
>>31614479>Continue on to your objective.
>>31614479>Continue on to your objective.We got our big intel boon here. Move on.
>>31614479>Investigate the town more.Check out town hall, then bug out.
>>31614479>Continue on to your objective.We got all we need for now
>>31614560>I got that reference.
>>31614479>Continue on to your objective.We need to ditch the car somewhere they can't find it...Hopefully.
>>31614479>>Investigate the town more.What objective? hehehehehe
>>31614493I'm still hoping for a Lucina/Tarin end, I've been waiting and hoping for one for the last several quests.
>>31614105Never loved, moe always wins.;_;
>>31614623The more quests they appear in, the more they'll never win.Everyone treats them like background.
>>31614719This is like a recurring thing in Merc's quest isn't it?Snipers flubbing shots, Tarin never winning, etc.
>>31614719A man can hope and dream right?I hope so...
>>31614752Ramirez always wins the Tarin.
>>31614756Not until tarin is the mc.Tarin Quest. Win the guy of your choice. Fail anyways. Acquires daughter.
>>31614874Tarin Romance Quest might be funny.
>>31614874Why do I feel that makes a whole lot of sense. >>31614823What about Lucina ?
>>31614892I don't know why but I get flashes of Hero Quest with this. The voices in Tarins head trying and failing to explain what Romance is longs Tarin ignores their attempts to steer her to a guy.
>>31614479You decide you've wasted enough time in this town. You've got to continue on. "Did I do good, Mom?" Carol asks as she slowly shifts back to her "default" form. "You did real good, Carol." You grin. "You had those two guys literally eating out of your hand."Carol just giggles at your praise and you can't help but grin. You quietly return the patrol car where you found it. However, you decide not to take anything from it. Most of it wasn't really helpful, or inferior to the gear you were already carrying. Plus, somebody might notice it was missing. You and Carol continue the rest of the way on foot, following the road to the central mountain. Unfortunately, you were pretty sure things were just going to get harder from here. Every so often, you patch into the comm network to see what the enemy was saying. Normally, it was just patrol call ins, but at least that helped you avoid them. Finally, you reach what looks to be a checkpoint, and directly behind it, a tunnel entrance. You had no doubts that it led to your objective. Unfortunately, unlike in the town, the security forces here were definitely not pushovers. They were in fact toting automatic weapons, body armor, and other sorts of milspec gear. No doubt hired guns.Well, you could try to find a way to sneak through the front door. You could try hijacking a truck and driving it in, or just sneaking through a gap in the checkpoint's defense. "Carol, have you found any alternate routes inside?" You whisper."Um... there's a cave that goes inside, and it's not guarded. The problem is that it's really, REALLY small.... you'd have to ditch a lot of your gear to fit inside...""How much gear are talking about here?" You ask."Um... pretty much everything you're not already wearing on you..."Great, that meant pretty much both your carbine and the Nikita launcher.>Sneak through the checkpoint.>Steal a truck.>Go through the cave.>Other
>>31615196>Sneak through the checkpoint
>>31615196>Steal a truck.
>>31615196>>Sneak through the checkpoint.I believe in the dicegods.
Remember, this is a sneaking mission!
>>31615196>Sneak through the checkpoint.We have active camo, we should be fine.Also, I wonder if it's worth it to fake a comm to distract the guards?
>>31615262No, not really.
>>31615196>Sneak through the checkpoint.
>>31615196Shouldn't we be going up the mountain instead of going into a tunnel? Its a beacon, so we need to destroy the antenna, right?
>>31615296We're destroying the shield network which is inside the mountain.
>>31615296Maybe it's in the mountain and it'll pop-up James Bond villain style.
>>31615296>Anyways, you and Carol were inserted as a two girl infiltration team in order to penetrate the island's defenses and destroy the focus powering the Circle protecting the island. That way, the UN could call in the big guns to bombard the island and all the Magical Girls, their followers, and the Companions into dust.>focus powering the Circle protecting the island.Reading tends to help.
>>31615311Inb4 when the shield is down, they nuke the island with Odin and Carol dies shielding us from the heat and shockwaves.
>>31615341>Humans were the bad guys all along>Loki gave us a chance
>>31615341Nah, we take down the focus, and threaten to nuke the island unless the Companions agree to surrender.
What's our exfil plan again? Let's hope the guy with the big red button doesn't get itchy finger.
>>31615403If that I'm thinking is correct, the Companions will be part of our exfil plan.
>>31615403There isn't one, this is a suicide mission.
>>31615403Make it to a dock steal a boat.Flying out doesn't sound smart if they have any AA.Sadly, we were never told what evac was.
>>31615403"Agent Alice and the invader bio weapon do not need an exfil plan."
>>31615448It really does allow for a tidy way of getting rid of them. Their usefulness has passed.
>>31615403I think we should mention that we have something "important" so that they give us a lift.
>>31615341Why use the banned Odin when you have a perfectly costly prison star to drop?
>>31615196Okay, your best bet was to get through the checkpoint. You really had no wish to part with your gear. Thankfully, you've got your active camo, which should help greatly. From your count, there's probably about a half dozen men manning the checkpoint. However, at this late hour, with no vehicles to process, they all looked rather tired and bored, which should work in your favor. You flip on your active camo, and your photo-reactive fabric flickers to life, making you blend into the background.>roll 1d20
Rolled 4>>31615526come on 1
Rolled 14>>31615526I'm so sorry for this roll
Rolled 7>>31615526inb4 dat 1
>>31615440Surface to surface missiles are as deadly if not more so than SAMs. Hugging the ground/sea with a heli sounds a hell of a lot better than getting toasted by a cruise missile even after traveling 100 miles away with a boat.
>>31615526What about Carol?
>>31615572She'll find a way.
Rolled 19>>31615572For giggles, rolling for Carol.
>>31615679Was there ever any doubt?
>>31615705She becomes the pure daw.
So Carol is pretty much not!shadow/erebus right?
>>31615761What's that a reference to?
>>31615534Well, thanks to your camo cloak, you manage to sneak through the first line of defense, gingerly and quietly cutting a hole through the chain link fence bordering the checkpoint. It's all then a matter of moving very, VERY slowly so that the guards wouldn't notice you. Meanwhile, Carol keeps up with you in her canine form, her own skin forming an adaptive camo layer. Girl was good, you had to admit.Finally, you reach the mouth of the tunnel, where two of the guards stand. You're not really confident in your ability to sneak past them, the way they're positioned. There was always the chance they might hear you or see the faint shimmer of your camo trying to adapt to the environment. >Try sneaking past them anyways.>Lure them away from the tunnel with a distraction.>Other
>>31615794>Lure them away from the tunnel with a distraction.
>>31615794>>Lure them away from the tunnel with a distraction.Drone time?
>>31615794I wonder if we can start bolding walking around the place now like we are supposed to be here. Social engineering yo.Nah,>Lure them away from the tunnel with a distraction.Look, a distraction.Or a d20.
>>31615794>Lure them away from the tunnel with a distraction.I wonder, could we maybe possibly use our daughter as thermoptic camo? We'll just feed her a sheet or something.
>>31615786Go read Shadow quest.
>>31615794"Carol, can you make a distraction?" You whisper. "Make a noise, or something. Just get them away from the tunnel.""Okay!" Carol nods and makes a massive leap, landing on the top of a nearby trailer with a loud THUD.>roll 1d20
Rolled 1>>31616014Welp, it was nice knowing you Carol.
Rolled 15>>31616030I knew it.
>>31616030Well it certainly made a distraction alright.
>>31616030Some MAD MG is in that trailer, "WHO DARE DISTURB MY BEAUTY SLEEP?!".
>>31616030Well that is crappy.
>>31616030Apparently, the mercs had really, REALLY itchy trigger fingers, because the moment Carol landed, both the guards immediately raised their rifles and began raking the top of the trailer with automatic gunfire. >roll 1d20
Rolled 11>>31616117Welp it was nice knowing you, person inside that trailer.
>>31616132Maybe there was an MG in that trailer and she's going to chew their asses up.
>>31616121Fortunately, Carol's reflexes are fast enough that she manages to leap away again as they open fire. Almost immediately, the other mercs come rushing over."Lawrence! What the FUCK are you doing!" One of them yells."I-I saw something up there!" The merc says, pointing to the trailer. "Was definitely something up there!""Then you CALL IT IN, not shoot up the fucking place!" The other guard smack Lawrence in the head."Well, what do we do about this?" Another guard asks."Well, we've got our orders. We report everything in. They'll be asking about the gunfire anyways."You quickly take the chance to sneak into the tunnel while all the guards are distracted. As you move in, you quietly patch into their comms."Command, this is Checkpoint 3.""This is Command. We've heard reports of gunfire.""That's correct. One of our guys saw suspicious movement. No contact.""Roger that. We'll take it from here."Damn. If they weren't spooked then, they probably were now. You'd have to be extra careful from now on."Ice Sword, this is Command, do you read me?" Your radio buzzes again."Yep! This is Ice! Whaddya want?" A very young feminine voice responds. This did not bode well."The checkpoint guards thought they say something suspicious. You think you and your girls can do a full sweep of the facility? Can't risk anything happening to the Focus.""Roger that!"Shiiiiiiiiiit.You didn't have much time. You quickly jog your way down the tunnel, but you find yourself blocked by a large, sealed security door. You examine it quickly, and see it was controlled by an electronic keypad. That meant there was a code that could open it. Then again, you had Carol, who could probably brute force the door open.>Search the area for a technician. They should know the code.>Make a call to Security and try to bluff the code out of them.>Have Carol force the door open.>Other
>>31616371>Search the area for a technician. They should know the code.
>>31616371>>Search the area for a technician. They should know the code.I think carol is going to have to eat the poor guy.
>>31616371>Search the area for a technician. They should know the code.>"The checkpoint guards thought they say something suspicious. You think you and your girls can do a full sweep of the facility? Can't risk anything happening to the Focus.">"Roger that!"HAHAHA.Fuck.
>>31616371>Make a call to Security and try to bluff the code out of them.Getting a technician will be too unreliable, and he'll set off the alarm anyways.We have the call codes, and people are on high alert. Use them.
>>31616371>OtherPatch into the Radio."To all MGs, Free Ice Cream tonight at the cafeteria! First come first serve!"
>>31616371>>Make a call to Security and try to bluff the code out of them.
>>31616449Exactly. If they're on high alert, they'll be suspicious of such lax security and of forgetting the password.
>>31616371>Make a call to Security and try to bluff the code out of them.Make Carol mimic Ice Sword's voice and request access to EVERYWHERE.
>>31616508And then when there is no ice cream we have a base full of angry MGs.
>>31616534No, we need to pretend that we are one of the people sweeping the area, and that we need access to do that.>>31616558Not a bad idea, but maybe a different voice?
>>31616597That poor poor old cafeteria lady. Who would frame her?
Rolled 2>>31616371Welp, looks like it's time for a tiebreaker! This is not a vote.1. Capture2. Bluff
>>31616621Is MGHQ going to end with this arc or will it end when we defeat the Invaders and Companions on their home planets?
Rolled 3>>31616621Well, it was too risky to go out searching for someone who might know the code, and that was assuming they'd even tell you. You'd probably be better off trying to bluff it out of them.Actually, now that you think about it...."Carol." You say, handing her your radio. "I need you to make a call to Security. You heard Ice Sword's voice, right?""Yeah." Carol nods."Good, I need you to pretend to be Ice Sword. Say that you forgot the password to this security door.""O-ok!" Carol nods. "I'll do my best!">roll 1d20
Rolled 9>>31616621Oh boy, here we go.Trying to bluff a command centre that just received notice of a disturbance is going to be hard.>>31616670ROLLING~
>>31616692Carol you lovable bitch
Rolled 3>>31616692Sweet son of a gun.Everythings going way too well.
>>31616692The dice gods are rather generous tonight.
>>31616692Carol is sure on a roll today.
>>31616692Carol! I love you, girl, so damn much.
>>31616692so Carol can perfectly mimic Ice Sword and we hacked the comms, this will be useful
>>31616737Since when were you under the impression that Carol was not Ice Sword?
>>31616692It's easy for carol to mimic's Icesword's voice when she at her sister, Flamesword, when infiltrating the Yamato.
Uh, what stops the real ice sword from hearing Carol and then telling everyone on the same general frequency?
>>31616819Why not imitate Flamesword just to fuck with her?
>>31616845>Carol shapeshifts into Flamesword during the fight with Icesword>roll for Icesword's san loss
>>31616835Hm...you are right. Maybe we shift to a private channel or use the local intercom of the building?
>>31616692"Heeeeeey, Security, this is Ice Sword. Can you give me the passcode to the security door to the Focus?" Carol says in perfect imitation."What? Shouldn't you know that already?" The voice at the other end asks."Well, it's so long and complicated! Plus you people seem to keep changing it on me! Meanies!"Ha, pretty classic. With high security setups like these, they had to have cycling passwords, and it was guaranteed SOMEBODY was going to forget them at some point."Okay! Okay!" Security says apologetically. "The code for this cycle is 79583949583."Jesus, you're not even sure YOU'D remember something like that."Thaaaaaank you!" Carol chimes before cutting off the radio and inputting the code.The door locks then disengage and the thick armored slabs slowly pull themselves open, allowing you deeper into the mountain. However, you notice that eerily enough, there were no guards here. Not even maintenance staff. Everything just looked... empty.Finally, you come up to a massive circular chamber, and at its center, a large, glowing crystal was suspended, and glowed with a soft light. That had to be what you were looking for. You jump onto the catwalk and start making your way over, when you're suddenly stopped in your tracks by a suited man."My, my, I was wondering when you'd be coming, Alice." Nypaver grins, clapping his hands slowly. "It seems we have a lot to talk about.">Shoot him.>See what he has to say.>Other
>>31616996>See what he has to say.
Rolled 18>>31616996>>Other"Carol. Eat."
>>31616996>See what he has to say."You have 5 words before I execute you."At the same time, prep the focus for demolition.
>>31616996>>OtherCarol are you hungry?
>>31616996>OtherIgnore ponce, destroy focus
>>31616996>Shoot him.You know this fucker isn't going to be alone in here. So be ready for a fight.
>>31616996Have Carol eat him. We don't have time for this shit, just absorb his memories and that'll be the end of it.
>>31616996>OtherShoot the focus, then talk. Sup?
Rolled 3>>31616996>>See what he has to say."Sure, go ahead."then >>Shoot him while hes talking on and on and on
>>31617026>>31617056>>31617090Don't eat him, he might be bad (mentally) for Carol. Do you want to put down Best Daughteru?
>>31617116Okay, just shoot him.
We could always try scare the shit out of him.
>>31617096I get a feeling if we do this he'll turn around and say:>Oh, ho ho! You sly dog! You got me monologuing! I can't believe it... I don't know. It just feel's like to good of setup for that.
>>31616996>>See what he has to say.
>>31616996>Shoot him.No time to care, don't even remember who this guy is, just glass him and keep going.
>>31616996>>See what he has to say.Let the poor QM exposition guys, he spent hours writing it out.
>>31617244>per-writing anythingThen he's a biggest fool here.
>>31617290As am I.>Then he's athe not a... proof reading
>>31617244We can hear it through our daughters voice if she has a light snack
>>31617320This. I really don't care about this asshole living another second.
>>31616996>Shoot him in the knee."I use to be an evil mastermind like you, till i took a flesheating drone to the knee."
If we're actually going to listen to what this shithead has to say I hope we get a chance to interrupt him with a bullet. I refuse to fall for the same standard movie shit and let him talk until it's too late.
>>31616996Huh, you kinda remember this guy. He was apparently the one who bankrolled this whole venture. Sold out his own species for god knows what reason. "Sorry, but I don't." You say and pull the trigger.However, Nypaver seems to disappear in a blur, sidestepping your shot. "Well, I guess your reputation for the diplomatic route is just as the news says!" Nypaver chuckles, casually pulling off his tie and shrugging off his suit jacket. "It looks like we'll have to settle this the hard way.""What... what ARE you?" You ask. "Nobody should be able to move that fast.""Ah, but YOU can, can't you?" Nypaver grins. But that that had to mean..."Who said there could only be Magical GIRLS?" Nypaver smiles, and then shake his head. "Well, I USED to be magical, no thanks to you.""No, that's impossible!" You shake your head. "There's never been a Magical Boy ever!""Oh, poor poor Alice." Nypaver pulls out a handgun and fires it at you. You're forced to leap over the side of the catwalk and take cover among the machinery on the ground below. "The Companions just never thought boys had the 'sufficient emotional capacity' to act as magical soldiers! Now, I think we both know somebody who's been willing to push boundaries..."MOTHERFUCKING LOKI(cont)
>>31617412Those same standards mean that there are 30ish hidden mooks with automatic rifles and 15ish overpowered MGs pointing their ranged weapons at us that we don't see.
>>31617449"My apologies, Alice, but I need to see which one of you is the stronger one." Loki's voice purrs. "You're both... unique, but with fundamentally different viewpoints. Which cause will prevail?"Fucking caaaaaaaaat.Suddenly, there's a loud roar as Carol in her battle form charges Nypaver."Absolutely disgusting. So you really did meddle with Invader science." His face screws up in revulsion. He fires several rounds at Carol, which bounce harmlessly off her carapace. He then turns and retreats, easily keeping ahead of Carol. With him distracted, you could easily make your way to the focus......that is until you see a trio of magical girls sprinting down the tunnel. >Stick with the mission. Go for the focus.>Support Carol.>Other
>>31617449>MOTHERFUCKING LOKIThat's about right.
>>31617468>>Support Carol.Goddammit Loki...
>>31617468>>OtherDrones. Drones everywhere.
Rolled 8>>31617468>>OtherDRONES OUT.GO MY DRONESDESTROY THE FOCUSThen >Support Carol
>>31617468>>OtherDual wield both your exotic weapons, spray them on the focus and the MGs. Have carol stay close so you can back each other up if need be.
>>31617468>Support Carol.Fire a missile at the girls.
>>31617468>Support Carol.>RELEASE THE DRONES
>>31617468>OtherFire-and-Forget drones gogogo
>>31617468Drone the focus and support Carol. Or Drone the girls and shoot the focus. OR DRONE EVERYTHING.
>>31617468"FUCK!" You scowl and kneel down to deploy the Nikita launcher. It was a quad barreled launcher, so it could launch up to four drones without the need to reload, and you sure as hell did not have time for that now. With a loud WHUMP, all four drones launch and begin to circle lazily above the room.Meanwhile, Nypaver was using his enhanced speed and agility to stay ahead of Carol, who was doing her best to catch up and hit him. Whatever he was, he was NOT a pushover.And now the three magical girls have reached the chamber, as well. You see one had a blue sword that looked made completely out of ice. No doubt the titular Ice Sword. The other you noticed was wielding a crossbow and the other a large battle axe.And as for the focus itself, it was pretty large ,and you weren't sure if just one drone would be enough to destroy it.Oh boy.3 targets and 4 drones, plus your gun. >Focus on the Focus.>Focus on Nypaver>Focus on the magical girls.>Divide up the drones.>Other
>>31617822>Focus on NypaverGeek the asshole.
>>31617822>Focus on Nypaver
>>31617822>Focus on the magical girls.We can focus on Nypaver without any distractions.Or destroy the focus once girls cannot distract us.
>>31617822>Focus on the magical girls.
>>31617822>>Focus on the Focus.
>>31617822>>Focus on the Focus.their trying to buy time, you idiots
Rolled 6>>31617822Merc, do we have explosives on us? Enough to blow up the focus?If no,??Focus on the Focus
>>31617822>Focus on the FocusTake out the focus and they'll have much bigger problems than us to worry about.
>>31617822>>Focus on the Focus.We need to stay on mission.If we fuck up here or if they get enough time charging the thing if we deal with them, we're screwed
>>31617822>Focus on the Focus.
Rolled 5I think we need to call carol back.The moment that focus goes, the titan weapons start to charge.We ride Carol all the way to the ocean to escape.
>>31617822You direct all the drones to strike at the focus. Come hell or high water, you were going to complete the mission.>roll 4d20
Rolled 20, 18, 19, 1 = 58>>31618113
Rolled 2, 16, 20, 5 = 43>>31618113
Rolled 13, 16, 19, 17 = 65>>31618113
Rolled 4, 10, 14, 19 = 47>>31618113
Rolled 15, 2, 5, 15 = 37>>31618113BOOM SHAKALAKA
Rolled 17, 8, 20, 17 = 62>>31618113
Rolled 9, 13, 11, 6 = 39>>31618113
>>31618116>>31618120>>31618121Damn...nice rolling guys.
>>31618116>>31618120>>31618121>20 18 20 1That fucking one...
>>31618116>>31618120>>31618122Dice rolls are varying wildly.
>>31618139"Get away from her, you bitch!"
Rest in peace Carol, got murked on by 3 MGs and a magical boy.
>>31618116I... I at least got two of the best rolls with that one!I'm so sorry.
>we will never see Carol on her first day of school
Rolled 4>>31618121In sequence, each drone dives straight into the Focus, exploding on contact like a missile. Four explosions ripple across the crystal, causing it to crack and shatter before falling apart in countless pieces. There's a loud CRACK as the magical feedback causes a massive shockwave to rumble throughout the entire complex.With you mission complete, you turn to see Carol trying to fight off the three Magical Girls. While she was managing to fend them off, you see her armor has been thoroughly cut up and mauled, with even several crossbow bolts sticking out in places. You also notice her wounds were regenerating much slower than usual. You begin to move to attempt to help her when you're suddenly cut off by Nypaver."Boy, you really put us in a really shitty situation, haven't you?" He sighs. "We're going to have to expend far more resources into fighting off the inevitable invasion-Suddenly, you're all interrupted when the entire complex shakes again. This time more heavily. You see the rock walls crack, and in some places, collapse. More magical feedback? No, it felt completely different.They... they couldn't already started the bombardment, have they?You see the impact has knocked Nypaver off balance, as well.>Finish him off.>Push past him and get to Carol>Other
>>31618278>Push past him and get to Carol>Drive by point blank carbine
>>31618278>Push past him and get to CarolYOU'RE NOT KILLING MY DAUGHTER!
>>31618278>>Push past him and get to CarolWe completed the objective now let's leg it.
>>31618278>Push past him and get to Carol"Time to go sweetheart. They are not waiting for us."
>>31618278>Finish him off.
>>31618278>Push past him and get to Carolhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojydNb3Lrrs
>>31618278>>Push past him and get to CarolWe know he won't die from the explosion but we have to get out of here ourselves
>>31618278>Push past him and get to CarolSave the Carol.
>>31618278>Push past him and get to CarolSurviving this with Carol is priority number one right now.Well, that and it kind of feels like Loki wants us to end up killing him, and fuck that cat.
>>31618278>Push past him and get to CarolI'd like to finish him off, but when we have an orbital bombardment raining down on our heads we don't exactly have time to waste. Get Carol and GTFO.
Rolled 16, 3, 10, 16 = 45>>31618278>>Push past him and get to CarolTime to go dear
Rolled 13>>31618278As much as you'd like to stay for one final duel to the death, you really had a lot more things to worry about, like Carol's well being and GETTING THE FUCK OUT OF HERE before more ODIN shells started coming down. There were only a few minute gaps between firing, assuming they weren't using multiple satellites, and this mountain wasn't going to hold up forever.>roll 1d20
Rolled 11>>31618414Anon. Why.Why you want to kill Carol.Why.
Rolled 13>>31618408>>31618414I hate you so much.
>>31618414Fuck. The dice gods have taken away.
Rolled 11>>31618414>>31618419FUCKLOKI GIVE US A CHANCEDO IT YOU FUCKING FAGGOT CAT
>>31618462This. Anything to save Carol.
>>31618462>>31618465Is this the only time we'll make a deal with the devil?
>>31618478I somehow doubt the devil is willing to make a deal here...Just off the way he wanted this fight to happen.
>>31618478Probably. If Loki has anything smart alecky to say, he should probably say it.
>>31618465>>31618462Stop over reacting, Carol will be fine.
>>31618462>>31618465To be honest anons, I'm quite willing for Carol, and Alice to die taking these bastards with them.
>>31618505But we still have to warn people about the invasion.
>>31618505>CarolThe fuck is wrong with you?
>>31618515If anything else, Carol needs to see the world. Just...without us...
>>31618414You try to move past Nypaver, but you feeling something grab at your back and toss you down to the ground. "Where are you going, Alice?" He says, aiming a kick at you which you barely manage to roll out of the way. "We're all going to die down here anyways. Might as well make the best of it, no?""You can go ahead and die." You spit, getting back up to your feet."Poor Alice. Haven't you realized it? Even if you escape this base, nobody is coming to save you. Don't you notice how soon they started bombing us after the focus went down?""Shut up!" You scowl. You seriously didn't have fucking time for this. >Fight him now.>The next ODIN strike should be coming any second now. Brace for impact and try again.>Other
>>31618530>The next ODIN strike should be coming any second now. Brace for impact and try again.
Rolled 9>>31618530>>The next ODIN strike should be coming any second now. Brace for impact and try again.
>>31618530>>The next ODIN strike should be coming any second now. Brace for impact and try again.>>31618525If that is the case, give her the butterfly hair dec.
>>31618530>>The next ODIN strike should be coming any second now. Brace for impact and try again.
>>31618530>The next ODIN strike should be coming any second now. Brace for impact and try again.Once again, time to GTFO.
>>31618530>>Fight him now.>Tell Carol to run!Distract them
>>31618530>The next ODIN strike should be coming any second now. Brace for impact and try again.>Other"How about you? What lies did you believe from companions? At least I had the sense to kill mine."
>>31618530>The next ODIN strike should be coming any second now. Brace for impact and try again.The struggle. It was Egan who suggested they start the bombardment so early, making sure we don't get in her way.
>>31618585>spoilerfor the love of god don't go bringing that shit up again
>>31618585Actually, it was Leo.
Rolled 7>>31618530Fuck, you didn't really want to get in a fight with him. But you knew the next ODIN strike would be coming any second now, and you brace yourself....>roll 1d20
>>31618667>>31618668>>31618669>>31618670>>31618673The hell are up with these dice?
>>31618667>>31618668>>31618669The dice gods are cruel.
Rolled 18>>31618663>>31618667>>31618668>>31618669dammit dice
d20 is a shit dice mechanic, too bipolar for good and bad.
The dice gods have permitted us to gain entry unimpeded so that they may watch us fall now. Makes for good drama really.
We're going to die down here, aren't we?
>>31618692I hope that isn't the countdown.
>>31618679Not the image I was looking for...
>>31618667>>31618668>>31618669I'm dying inside
Rolled 8>>31618667>>31618668>>31618669These fucking dice.Where's that fucking cat with deals that are horribly one-sided yet allow us to deal with these fucking dice?
>>31618667>>31618668>>31618669This is Kravchenko all over again.
A-at least Mirai and Kanako can save the Earth, right?
>>31618734summed it up perfectlyfuck these dice
>>31618734>KravchenkoYou lost me.
>>31618753VMQ2Probably its worst thread
>>31618734If only we crit failed on 2s and 3s, then we could've died by now and gotten some sleep instead of waiting for the dice gods to do us in.
>>31618757Ah, after the first thread I dropped it so that would explain things.
Rolled 9>>31618762It was really fun though when I look back on it.All the moaning, crying and screaming.
>>31618770Thanks for sharing.
>>31618667The next ODIN strike comes down as predicted, but much more powerful than you anticipated. Literally the entire roof caves in as the chamber collapses, and you're barely able to avoid the falling debris. You lose track of Nypaver, but with any luck, he was crushed to death.As if you've ever been lucky.Coughing from the dust, you try to find Carol again. You rush over to where you last saw her fighting with the MGs. Of the MGs, you find no trace, but you do find Carol. And she's not in good shape."Sorry, Mom. Things were a bit too much for me to handle." Carol chuckles weakly. You see her armor is basically gone, leaving her in her "default" form. And even then she looked severely beaten up."Come on, Carol, we need to get out of here." You say, trying to keep calm. However, you realize Carol is buried partly under all the rubble.Goddamnit!"The next shot is going to be happening soon... right?" Carol sighs. "You... you should run, Mom. You can still get out...">Escape>You still have your high frequency knife...>Try to pull her out of the rubble.>Other
>>31618762The fact engineer girl didn't die. Yeah it was a shame
>>31618787>Try to pull her out of the rubble.
>>31618787>Try to pull her out of the rubble.The knife is for emergency amputation.
>>31618787>Try to pull her out of the rubble.no no no no no no nowe are not leaving her behind
>>31618787>>Try to pull her out of the rubble.If all else fails>You still have your high frequency knife...
Pray to the dice gods and be cautious with your rolls.We must save Carol.
>>31618787>Try to pull her out of the rubble.MOTHERLY POWERS ACTIVATE
>>31618787>Try to pull her out of the rubble.YOU WANTED EMOTIONAL? YOU FUCKING CAT!
>>31618787>>Try to pull her out of the rubble.No Carol. Not without you we dont.
There's a nat 1 coming. I can feel it.
>>31618829I can't wait
>>31618787"Quiet, Carol. Mommy's gonna get you out of this, if it's the last thing I do." You scowl. "Can't you shapeshift out?""I've tried but... it's really hard to concentrate right now..." Carol mumbles.Shit, that was really bad. You grab Carol's free arm and pull as hard as you can.>roll 1d20
Rolled 12>>31618890MOTHERLY LOVE
Rolled 6>>31618890DICEGODS PLEASE
Rolled 11>>31618899:(>>31618894Armchair its all on you now.
>>31618894>>31618896>>31618897Whatever, we'll take what we can get.
>>31618894MERC HAVE MERCY
Rolled 18>>31618897well done, you invalidated a 19 by 3 seconds...
>>31618920I know. That'll be my last roll.
Rolled 13>>31618897congrats on being a horrible piece of shit
>>31618894>>31618896>>31618897I blame Faylnn!
Rolled 17>>31618920This is the third time this thread that we've had a good roll blocked by a matter of seconds.
>>31618894You strain with effort, poring every ounce of strength you have, but eventually, Carol's body begins to shift ever so slightly, and a few more exertions are successful in fully extracting her from the rubble. But... Carol still looked like a mess. "Carol, why aren't you healing?" You ask."Really... hungry..." Carol mutters. You didn't have much time. You needed to get the hell out of here. However, you're not sure whether you'd be fast enough while carrying Carol. You'd already used up a lot of your stamina just trying to pull her out of the rubble. Well.... you could always try to jump start Carol's regeneration, but you knew you really, REALLY weren't going to like what that implied.>Carry Carol>Jump start Carol's regeneration. You know how...>Other
>>31618960How do we jump start Carol's regen? I honestly forgot.
Rolled 2>>31618960>>Carry CarolLEG IT
>>31618960>Jump start Carol's regeneration. You know how...HAPPENING
>>31618960>Jump start Carol's regeneration. You know how...Time to become one.>>31618966She eats us.
>>31618960>>Jump start Carol's regeneration. You know how...>You don't need an arm anyway
>>31618960>Jump start Carol's regeneration. You know how...>>31618966Well, we don't need BOTH arms.
>>31618960>>Carry Carol>>31618981>>31618983not sure whether your joking or not...
>>31618960>Jump start Carol's regeneration. You know how...So long as Carol lives and high command is informed of the massive invasion coming our way, it doesn't matter what we lose.
>>31618973>>31618966vore, that's all that needs to be said.
>>31618960>Carry CarolI feel like giving ourselves to the RNG once again.
>>31618960>>Carry CarolWe can feed her along the way. Surely we aren't the only ones hurt in the bombardment.
>>31618960>>Jump start Carol's regeneration. You know how...
>>31618960>Jump start Carol's regeneration. You know how...
>>31618960>Jump start Carol's regeneration. You know how...Look on the bright side, prosthetic limbs are getting really advanced these days...
Rolled 8>>31619010We can still heal with Maiden I think?We havnt burned out all the magical healing.
>>31618960>>Carry Carolwe can do it
>>31619018Yeah, but I'm not sure if she can reattach limbs...
>>31618960>Jump start Carol's regeneration. You know how...Here's hoping this doesn't leave us to the whims of the dice god.Of course it will, if it didn't something may actually go right for us.
>>31619023She can regen I think.
>>31619029Roll 1d20 to see how much pain your in.
Rolled 19>jump start Carol's regeneration. You know how...who needs left arms? Certainly not me.
I'm not worried about losing a limb or 2. We'll be back as a mech trooper.
>>31619036I'd rather not pin our fucking limbs on a 'I think"
>>31619043Hey, do you think we can replace it with a Power Fist Yarrick-style?
>>31619052We're kinda out of time for half measures.
>>31619060And fed up with the dice gods. We just want to get off this island and go to bed.
>>31619052Carols the one at stake.An arm is nothing.
>>31619064Stop being a bitch. This quest is almost over.
>>31619074>This quest is almost over.It is? It has only been 16 threads.
>>31619148Yeah, I wonder if Merc planned it to be short, or we got really good at hitting his objectives.But we're getting a MGHQ2 after this.
>>31619148We're in the endgame.
>>31619161If we survive.
>>31619161>But we're getting a MGHQ2 after this.Would we play as EganXLeo's kid waifuing Carol?
>>31618960"Carol. If you need food, take it from me." You say."W-what?" Carol's eyes widen."You heard me! Just enough to get your regeneration working!" You yell."But-""You're my daughter, Carol! What kind of Mom would I be if I didn't sacrifice everything to make you safe?!" "O-ok!" Carol nods reluctantly. Black tendrils wrap around your left arm before tightening.You'd like to say that the next few moments were extremely, BLINDINGLY painful, but that wouldn't even come close to describing what having your left arm devoured molecule by molecule felt like. You were just extremely goddamn glad when it finally ended.With the deed done, Carol finally manages to stand up on her own two feet again. "Let's go, Mom!" She yells."Y-yeah." You nod absentmindedly, your head still dizzy from pain.With Carol supporting you, the both of you manage to clear the tunnel before the third ODIN strike comes in. The tunnel behind you collapses, and the rushing air and shockwave literally pushes the both of you out of the tunnel, sending you both flying in the air before hitting the ground.And there, hovering in the air is the Daedalus. Or, at least you hope it is. You're not sure if it's some sort of hallucination from all the pain you're experiencing. You see Carol waving frantically as the craft touches down, you see Leo... and surprisingly Bruttenholm himself dashing out of the landing ramp. You feel yourself being lifted into the air before everything starts to black.However, before you're fully absorbed by the void, you hear one last sentence."Everything's going to be all right, Alice.">And that's it for tonight! Tune in next week for the next thread, as always!>Also, since I missed it this Saturday, the make up thread for Cyberpunk Idols will be this Tuesday! Afterwards, we have Gundam Build Fighters on Friday as well!
>>31619148>>31619161MGHQ was never really planned to be that long. Plus I tend to have much faster pacing than most other QMs.
>>31619178Goodnight, Merc. Can't wait to see what kind of arms we get to pick from!
>>31619190Which I thank you for.Also thanks for running.
>>31619178Whew, good thread Merc.We found out that Carol inherited THE SECRET WEAPON, and completed the mission.
>>31619178I'm surprised we didn't die from all the shit rolls we made. Thanks for running, Merc.
>>31619178Thanks for running merc.
>>31619190Thanks for running.can we actually get our arm regenerated?
>>31619210>We found out that Carol inherited THE SECRET WEAPONthe wut>>31619178thanks for the thread Mercwe better get a bitching cybernetic prosthetic
>>31619190Probably why you're also one of the few to actually finish a quest. Two in fact, soon to be three.Ace Combat quest when? I need regularly scheduled planewank with less pantsu and magic.
>>31619235>Ace Combat quest when? I need regularly scheduled planewank with less pantsu and magic.yeah, I was really looking forward to VMQ2 when Merc said it was going Ace Combat then it turned to a crappy blackops
>>31619255The worst was all those cool flight school characters gone to waste.
>>31619270hey, he could always reuse them in an Ace Combat questMerc, please think about running an Ace Combat quest after this, I reckon it would work really well in your style of writing also can mean no waifu wars impacting the quest if the waifu is groundcrew/staff/offbase
>>31619605>no waifu warsHa.Ahahahahahha.
>>31619613well with that structure in place you could atleast remove them from actually impacting the narrative and the MC's actions in combat which is where the WW's rear their ugly head to do most damage
>>31619621> sortie!> ENEMY SNEAK ATTACK ON HOME AIRFIELD. WHAT DO?
>>31619634>Get to the bunkers in an orderly fashionHOORAY the waifu is safe and you manage to shoot down the enemy because you were on patrol and enemy sneak attacks always happen when your already flying and carrying 300 AIM-9L's