Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20QuestOther Works:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Questhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Pararescue%20Witcheshttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Hunter%20Questhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=gundam+build+fighters+questROSTER AND STATS: http://pastebin.com/Niq5uFYvLOADOUTS: http://pastebin.com/6nrWmNfdFACILITIES: http://pastebin.com/Y9ng71K6INFLUENCE: http://pastebin.com/M55w14aWYou are the PRODUCER, a former soldier hired to manage a group of teenage girls on their rise to stardom, assuming they don't get killed in the process!Today is a new day, and you've already got a lot on your plate. You're pulling a triple job again, which means you need all of your idols to be on top of your game. You need to be on top of yours too, if you have any hope of managing all three jobs as well. Right now, you have all of them gathered up in the conference room as you address them. "Okay, girls, here's what our job list looks like." You say, activating the projector.(cont)
>>31897174PARK PERFORMANCETYPE: PerformanceSUMMARY: The amusement park needs a few attractive girls to fill in for some of their performances.DANGER LEVEL: LowRECOMMENDED IDOLS: 2+ESTIMATED PAY: $3000AIRPLANE ANTICSTYPE: PerformanceSUMMARY: The Delta City Airshow is coming up, and Neucom is looking for boothgirls to boost their image.DANGER LEVEL: LowRECOMMENDED IDOLS: 1+ESTIMATED PAY: $2000MONOPOLYTYPE: Sponsor MissionSUMMARY: Marc has gotten word of a rival gun shop planning to open up in the mall. He wants you to make sure that never happens.DANGER LEVEL: ModerateRECOMMENDED IDOLS: 2+ESTIMATED PAY: $2000Now, I'm going to hand out assignments for all of you. Now, these aren't final. If you have any protests or want to attend a particular job, you're free to come speak to me. Is that clear?"Yes, Producer!" Everybody affirms.>How will you divide your idols?
>>31897187PARK PERFORMANCERin + ColeAIRPLANE ANTICSNico + JulieMONOPOLYRochelle, K-ZWolf, Morgan, Melissa
>>31897187>MONOPOLYRochelle, Julie and Morgan. Rochelle can look over Morgan if anything goes wrong.>AIRPLANE ANTICSNiko, and Cole>PARK PERFORMANCEMelissa, and Rin
>>31897187>PARK PERFORMANCENiko, Cole.>AIRPLANE ANTICSRin, Melissa>MONOPOLYRochelle, Morgan, Julie, Wolf.
>>31897271I'd think little kids would be scared by Melissa's obvious augmentations.
I just wondered, how the hell did Morgan hide these?!
>>31897187>>31897271I like this set up.
>>31897187PARK PREFORMANCE>Cole + NikoAIRPLANE ANTICS>Rin + JulieMONOPOLY>Rochelle, K-ZWolf, Morgan, MelissaI say again that Cole and Niko have some synergy together.
>>31897187>>31897284This since, both of them are naturally armed in case things go south
>>31897301Really? the little boy will love it, it's like those Kamen Rider/Power Ranger power ups
So I've been thinking about who should be the 2nd combat idol leader, and I think it should either be Cole or Julie. Morgan is a good candidate, but lacks experience (not to mention the possible fallout of the new girl being chosen to lead experienced idols).Julie is proactive which can be a good or bad thing. I imagine her style of leading would be akin to Patton.We can't just say "Cole's just Cole" anymore, she has shown that she has matured a bit.
>>31897187I'll go with this.Consensus seems to be:>Cole and Niko on the park mission> Rin on the Airshow>Rochell, K-Z, Morgan on the Monopoly missionI think Melissa is better on the Combat mission because of her augments. Especially her sensors.As well, Julie would probably love the Airshow.
Okay, so from what I'm seeing here, I see consensus for:Park Performance: Niko, ColeAirplane Antics: Rin, JulieMonopoly: Rochelle, Morgan, Melissa, K-ZwolfIs that acceptable?
>>31897471We should have try outs. I think everyone has some shit they need worked out (like water for Cole) and we should test them on whether they can step up to the plate."The Hazard course of all of your greatest fears">>31897509Yes.
>>31897509Looks fine to me.
>>31897509Yes, keep a close year on Niko and Cole if they are ignoring each other again.
>>31897509That is fine.
>>31897520I wouldn't blame Cole, I hate water levels.>>31897314Lot's of binding, anon.
>>31897560Oh, water levels suck. Especially sewer levels.But if she can handle leading a group of people through knee deep water and swimming a short distance, I'd say that she's earned a shot at second in command.If she can't do that, then pat her on the head and give it to Julie. And speaking of Julie, I think she has a tendency to be distracted by civilians. I'd test her capacity for patience.
>>31897471We finally just got a full fire-team of 5. No sense in splitting them into separate elements until we get more people to even it out.I say we have Rochelle give in her input since as the other "Combat Idol Leader" she will have to be able to co-ordinate and lead with this new "CIL" or Fire-Team Leader. And also give her more of a sense or being a leader and us valuing her input. We could also ask the other girls also their thoughts. And we would also have to test each girl individually. Still to early to tell.>>31897509Fine with me.
>>31897471We haven't yet seen Morgan or Melissa is enough combat to make that call.The only problem is that Julie and Cole are a bit headstrong to be good leaders.And Melissa is a bit to driven by revenge, we can't guarantee she won't go AWOL yet, and if she's leader that would be disastrous.Morgan catches me as fairly level headed, but she is still green. IF we want her to lead a fire team, she'll need to get some respect from the veterans first.
>>31897520>The course is filled with spiders just because.
>>31897657>Julie, Cole, and Melissa give zero fucks>Rochelle and Morgan freak out
So when do you anons think that the Tomb girls will tell us about their childhoods? I imagine that it would take a few more years of getting to know each other.
>>31897678I meant all the course.Even the water parts.
>>31897626Agreed on Rochelle part. I would like to give her a bit more push towards that leadership. Longs she has fallen into that spot we haven't really encouraged it, at vocal since.As giving her voice on who she would be working with either as SL to FTL or 1st to 2nd IC would help in this.
>>31897657I think we put a bowl of ice cream in a microwave and the finish line.We put Cole and Melissa inbetweenand watch what happen.Also beach episode with our idols when?
>>31897830Yes, we need to see their beach wear.
>>31897509"All right, it's decided then!" You say, filling out the roster. "As I've said before, if you have a problem with the assignments, you can talk to me about it and we can try to hammer something out. Other than that, back to practice, all of you!"With that, all of the girls start to file out of the room. However, Rochelle remains with a bit of a troubled look on her face."Is something the matter?" You ask."Ah, no, it's just well... I know you're looking for me to be a team leader, and I have obligations to the other idols to do that but...." Rochelle bites her lip. "I know it's really selfish of me, but I really do want to go to that airshow. All that miltech in one place...."You frown. You really wanted Rochelle to lead the attack team, but then again, her appreciation for everything military could serve as an advantage in the airshow...>Okay, I can swap you out for Julie, if you're okay with that.>I'm sorry, but I really need you to be leading the attack team.>Other
>>31897852Cole wheres a Scuba suit.Rochelle wears a one pieceThe wrest bikinis or two pieces?
>>31897871>>Okay, I can swap you out for Julie, if you're okay with that.Let's give Julie some responsibility and show that we trust her.
>>31897871>>Okay, I can swap you out for Julie, if you're okay with that.I was sure rochelle wouls love it there after all.
>>31897871Ask her who she would like to take her place as team leader.This will show her that we value her input, and even though she isn't team leader for this mission, it will make her feel more like one.
>>31897871>>31897916This sounds reasonable, supporting.
>>31897871>Okay, I can swap you out for Julie, if you're okay with that.
>>31897871>Okay, I can swap out for Julie, if your Okay with thatBut also add>It's your call as well. I value your input as a leader here. And If believe Julie or another Idol can handle the situation without you being there, then I'll trust your judgement. Don't be afraid to speak up, I want to hear your input and what you have to say to prevent what happened before from occurring."
>>31897871>Okay, I can swap you out for Julie, if you're okay with that.>Other"However, no gawking at the hardware too much, your as much as an idol as you are a soldier so I expect you to be at your best even against Rin."
>>31897916This sounds like a good idea.
>>31897871>I'm sorry, but I really need you to be leading the attack team.I had feeling this would come up but I would rather have her on the field for this one. Hopefully there's something like this down the line or when the next airshow hits she'll get first dibs in on it. But with a new team member on the field and her going on the combat mission, I feel Rochelle needs to be there.
>>31897891>A scuba suitProbably more like this actually.
>>31897871Eh, giving this some thought, it's probably something that'll happen again if Rochelle ever got terribly injured. So I guess Julie is our second in command.>Okay, I can swap you out for Julie, if you're okay with that."Alright, but have a chat with Julie and K-Z to make sure both are on the up and up. Especially Julie. Teach her what you've learned so far."
>and everyone just rolls over I'm somehow not surprised in the least by this.
>>31897871>>31897916This as well.As far as I know we're having trouble as is deciding second in command
>>31897894>>31897905>>31897950>>31897978If we're going to swap her out we should ask her for her input on the new team leader.
Rolled 16>>31897314Tape. Lots of tape.
>>31897871"Okay, I can swap your assignment with Julie. I'm pretty sure she'd be happy to crack some skulls, anyways." You nod. "But that means we'll need to find a backup team leader. Do you have anybody in mind?""Shouldn't you be the one to choose, sir?" Rochelle blinks."Yes, but I'm asking for YOUR opinion, as the team leader." You grin."Ah, well..." Rochelle's face reddens a bit. "If we're going by seniority, we'd be left with either Julie or Cole. Julie certainly has the fighting skill and enthusiasm, but I'm afraid she might get too aggressive with things. Cole is definitely more level headed, and a lot smarter than she gives herself credit for but... the problem with her is that she doesn't give herself enough credit.""So in your personal opinion, who would you recommend?" You ask."Ah, well. if it were up to me, I'd probably suggest Cole." Rochelle says."Alright, thanks for input. You can go now. And please remember to inform Julie of the change, too.""I will, sir.""And I expect you not to get TOO distracted while at the show. You're still a bodyguard as well.""Yes sir." Rochelle grins.After she leaves, you sigh and look at your personnel roster again. Realistically, only Julie and Cole would be eligible candidates to be a team leader. You were going to have to make a call, here.>Julie. She just needs to learn to rein in her urges.>Cole. She just needs to get a bit of confidence in herself.>Other
>>31898249>>Julie. She just needs to learn to rein in her urges.We aren't killing people in this mission, just intimidating/beating them up a bit.
>>31898249>Cole. She just needs to get a bit of confidence in herself.
>>31898249>Cole. She just needs to get a bit of confidence in herself.I guess that means Julie will be going to the Park Performance.
>>31898249>Cole. She just needs to get a bit of confidence in herself.>Actually call Cole in and have a sit down with her and talk to her
>>31898249>>Cole. She just needs to get a bit of confidence in herself.
>>31898249>Cole. She just needs to get a bit of confidence in herself.We should go with Rochelle's opinion. We didn't ask her opinion for no reason.
>>31898249>Cole. She just needs to get a bit of confidence in herself.I believe in you Cole
>>31897999Ever since the hint of PTSD, they have been rolling over for her, yet fight tooth an nail for cole.
I know Cole doesn't really seem like the leader type, but who knows.She might shock us.
>>31898249>Julie. She just needs to learn to rein in her urges.Otherwise we'd have to pull Cole from the Park, and I don't know if a Julie/Nico routine works.
>>31898249>Cole. She just needs to get a bit of confidence in herself.self confidence.
>>31898626>TLC and the History channelThey aren't about learning anymore.
>>31898611>Otherwise we'd have to pull Cole from the Park, and I don't know if a Julie/Nico routine works.Should have just left the teams alone.
>>31898611You mean like a Cops and Robbers dynamic?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQHRZ40Yk-A
>>31898611Good girl bad girl motif works too.
>>31898626>>31898664>>31898688>>31898711What? I just tried lightning up the mood.
>>31898249You finally decide on giving the responsibility to Cole. She was smart girl who had what it took to be a leader. She just didn't know it yet. You give a call to Jenner to send her to your office, where you intend to talk to her personally about your decision.Cole, for her part, seems wary about the whole situation, as she nervously files into the room like a naughty student being sent before the principal."Look, if it's about who blew up one of the toilets, it totally wasn't me-""We're not here to talk about punishment about anything." You cut her off. "Though I am quite interested to see what you know bout that little incident. Later, perhaps.""Um, okay." Cole gulps. "Then why am I here?""It's simple really, I've decided to assign you as the team leader for the attack team.""W-what?!?!" Cole recoils in shock. "What about Rochelle? I thought that was her thing?""Rochelle was reassigned. Plus, we can't count on her being around all the time, so we'll need somebody who can step in the fill the void.""But... why me?" Cole frowns."Because I think you have what it takes." You grin. "Cole, you're smart, and you have a good sense of things that go on around you.""I'm not smart at all." Cole grumbles."Your test scores say otherwise." You chuckle. "For a girl who's never gone to school in a day her life, you're actually doing pretty well.""W-well, what am I supposed to even DO? I mean, beating up and shocking people isn't that tough, but actually leading? I don't even know how to do that!""Relax. All you have to do is make sure that everybody has a job, and they finish it." You say. "I don't expect a perfect performance, but you've got a good team. They can pick up on things you might miss."(cont)
>>31898819"God what's with all this confidence in me all of a sudden..." Cole mumbles."Cole, I ALWAYS had confidence in you." You grin. "So, as your first job as the 2nd team leader, let's hammer out a plan of attack!""I thought we just walk in and torch the target?" Cole shrugs."Oh Cole, you know it's not that simple." You shake your head. "Think long and hard. What are our options?""Well... we could break into the mall and trash the store, or we could hit the target's product before it actually ships." Cole says."Excellent work, Cole." You nod. "And what do you think we should do?""I think we should hit his product. The mall's a nice place. I don't really want to damage it." "Even if it means potentially having to fight whoever has been assigned to guard that shipment? Because there definitely will be security.""Yeah." Cole nods."Interesting." You nod.>You're right. We should hit the shipment and keep the Mall out of this.>It's probably safer to hit the storefront.>Other
>>31898846>>You're right. We should hit the shipment and keep the Mall out of this.And maybe we might find something nice.
>>31898846>You're right. We should hit the shipment and keep the Mall out of this.
>>31898846Possibly damage our reputation at the mall or possibly damage our reputation at the shipping area?>You're right. We should hit the shipment and keep the Mall out of this.
>>31898846>You're right. We should hit the shipment and keep the Mall out of this.We've made good contacts with the mall, we've even gotten a job from them. No reason to burn bridges.
>>31898846>>You're right. We should hit the shipment and keep the Mall out of this.Excellent show of initiative, on Cole's part. Minimizes collateral damage and keeps things on the down low.Also, we should totally give ourselves or Melissa one of these augs.
>>31898767Ohm my God, that joke was so bad it hertz. Watt made you tell that joke? >>31898846>You're right. We should hit the shipment and keep the Mall out of this.Mention how we didn't think of this, and she should be more confident, yadda yadda yadda.Actually a good plan. We can control the area, time, and how we engage the target. And gives us an easier time getting out, and preventing collateral damage.
>>31898928Hey, if a pun doesn't get me threats of assault and battery, it wasn't a very good pun.
>>31898928I think there's just some resistance to electrical humor.
>>31898846>You're right. We should hit the shipment and keep the Mall out of this.Best girl? Best girl.
>>31898960I'm insulated to it myself.
>>31898846>>You're right. We should hit the shipment and keep the Mall out of this.Best daughteru keeps getting bester. Give her a pat on the head.>>31898960Your resistance is futile, being less than 1 ohm.
>>31898960Well CURRENTly, I think otherwise.
Okay, it looks like I sparked off something terrible.
>>31899042No, ideas just surged through people.
>>31899042what, you choose now to bolt away?
>>31899042you'd think they would run out of power by now.
>>31899077Everyone here certainly seems amped up.
>>31898993>>31898951>>31898960>>31899004>>31899042>>31899073>>31899075>>31899077Oh god. Why. Why did I respond. Someone stop this.
>what's happening in this thread
Rolled 16holy shit guys, I am shocked and appalled that you let punnery go on for this long.
>>31899099Maybe if you'd cool off you'd be less resistant to the flow of the information.
>>31899092Don't worry about catching any static. It'll die down soon enough.
If Cole ever gets wind of this, we're toast.
>>31899092You cannot break the circuit
>>31899099nothing at all, just let the idiots discharge their puns.
>>31899092I don't think we can. It's too charged with terrible puns and it's all my fault.
>>31899099It's called the Cascading Carlos Effect. There is no stopping it, this is life now.>>31899140>NON-STOP ELECTRICAL PUNS TOWARD COLEYES, ALL MY YES.
>>31898846"That's good forward thinking you got there, Cole." You grin and pat her on the head. "We'll turn you into a proper team leader yet!""Do I have to?" She pouts."Yes. It's part of the job." You grin and nod. "Now all we have to do is get into the best part! PLANNING!""What...?"....After a couple more hours of brainstorm, you and Cole manage to come up with a preliminary plan of attack on the target's goods. It's nothing too difficult, but you notice that by the end of the session Cole looks absolutely frazzled."Are you okay there?""Just.... trying to wrap my head around all this." Cole sighs. "Don't worry, you'll get used to it." You try to reassure her. "And I'll be keeping any on you, so if anything happens, you can just give me a call.""As if I need your help." Cole grunts, reverting back to her rebellious mode."Just saying, it's on the table!" You laugh.After Cole leaves you return to your work at hand. Time to do a bit of scheduling. You figure you'd have to personally attend at least one of the events. You knew that Jenner and Stig could pick up the slack in the other two locations...>Go to the Park>Go to the Airshow>Go to the Assault
>>31899099Don't worry, it'll end soon enough and lightning never strikes the same thread twice.
>>31899181>Go to the AirshowShow faith in Cole by not going to the assault
>>31899181>Go to the AssaultGotta make sure are new little Fire Team Leader's debut goes off without a hitch.
>>31899181>>Go to the AssaultI'm wondering if we should purchase an armour upgrade for Jenner's car.I think she'll appreciate it and with all the driving of the idols around, it'll be very well used.
>>31899181>Go to the AssaultJenner goes to the Park, Stigg goes to the Air show.
>>31899181>Go to the AssaultSince we gave lead to a rookie leader we better go there.
>>31899092Are you shocked that it came to this?
>>31899181Go to the Park. If we go to either the Assault or the Airshow, we may show our team leaders that we don't trust them on these missions. That we just assigned them to. After they already had a perception of a lack of said trust.
>>31899213Lets upgrade the defenses of the car going into the assault instead.
>>31899181>Go to the ParkOh man, did the Tunnel Snakes get uniforms?And what happened with Kaneda?
>>31899181>Go to the ParkWe might have to reign in Julie and Niko.
>>31899181>Go to the Assault
>>31899209I think we already showed faith in choosing her out of the other girls to be leader. Plus we already told her that we believed in her skills and brain when she didn't have much confidence in them. We should go to the Assault and make sure it goes good to give her that real big confidence boost, she will need to continue to succeed as a Fire Team Leader.Plus I don't think she would and anyone would find offense in an Commanding officer/leader accompanying the first operation of a brand new Non-Com, to help, give advice, and assist.
>>31899262He's probably the most hated member because of everyone's envy. Or maybe he's now a prophet of sorts.
>>31899254One's bulletproof, ones not.I'd think the upgrade would be best served up armouring the un-bulletproof one.Besides, thats part of the whole reason why we're sending a combat idol with a song dance idol, so that they're not so susceptible to surprise attacks.
>>31899291Then lets get two bullet proof vehicles instead.
>>31899181>Go to the ParkIf anyone needs our watch the most it'll be these two; Niko is still fairly new and Julie can be overenthusiastic. Cole needs to learn to lead without us hovering over her.
>>31899181>Go to the Assaultpeople this isn't about trust, this is about where people are most useful at.that said, I would like to see Jenner at the the show and Stig at the park.
>>31899307The thing is, one wouldn't suspect a normal looking van to be bulletproof or have weapons fold out of its interior.
>>31899307Jenner's car is her own and she uses it when she drives around, even when ferrying the idols.
>>31899287I think both.He faced the original leader in manly combat and won.For he danced with their idol.But if Cole's team leader who's guarding Nico?
>>31899323Other way around in my opninion, since Stiggs knows everything about vehicles, so the air show is good for him, plus Jenner needs to hold Julie back.
>>31899344I think Julie is guarding her at the moment.
>>31899336Its seat 4 people, while the other vehicle seats 8, we are gonna be forced to upgrade cars.Hell the van needs to take two trips to bring all the girls to the places.
>>31899350yeah, don't know why it came out like that. Thought one thing typed the other.
>>31899339Then let her keep it, and buy another one.
>>31899376And when more transport is needed we send the SUV, when less is required, we send the van?
>>31899426So lets send the girls on assault in the van?
>>31899395Buy an SUV?For her own use?We can spend 500 instead of 2000 and make her vehicle safe.
>>31899426Its still gonna waste time, and leave the girls in unneeded danger.
>>31899439The transport capacity needed for the Assault is already more than 4, they're going in the SUV.
All these people talking of buying more transport, when we haven't asked Stig, if he hasn't already gotten his own private collection of his personal favorite vehicles already souped up and kitted, or knows if he has any contacts to get some nice as wheels permanent or temporary.
>>31899452We have the money for the SUV, hell after these 3 missions we would be upgrading our gear and maybe even getting more idols.
>>31899181>Go to the ParkMake sure that the Nico/Julie dynamic works.
>>31899471What are you talking about?We assign vehicles to specific missions.Missions with 5+ get the SUV, missions with fewer get the van or Jenner's car.What do you mean waste time? The vehicles won't be jumping across missions.
>>31899485to transport the girls to thier shows will take 2 trips using the old van.
Just read the pastebin, and thank god; Morgan has a useful ability. Crit on 19s (No star power)
>>31899528Yes, and?We currently have more vehicles than a single van.
>>31899489because its his personal collection? If someone said to me "the office computers are down, bring your gaming rig to work" I'd tell them to shove so much RAM up their ass, their colon could run Crysis.
>>31899522we have 3 missions.Air showRochelle+Niko+Stiggs3 seats are filled right thereParkRin+Julie+Jenner3 seats hereAssualtMellisa+Cole+Sniper+Robot dog+Producer4 people
>>31899529That's good. Last quest she was in, she got a stacking +1 modifier to every shot she made to a single target without switching targets.
>>31899554Yes, and this is a weakness that leaves the girls wide open, and leaves the girls alone, not even mentioning that this will cost time for preparation.
>>318995865 for the last one, but yes. that correct. Everything seems to be in order, whats your point.
>>31899555Same thing with Jenner then, it's her personal vehicle but she uses it for work. If it get damaged or wrecked, I assume we will be paying for damages, or the company.And we would do the same with the Stig's personal wheels as well. But seriously though, Stig totaling/wrecking his ride? Yeah right.
>>31899618You'll have to elaborate on why its a weakness because I don't see where you're coming from.
>>31899637I still wonder if it's possible to buy more parking spots so that we can get more vehicles to use. I do not think Merc has commented on it yet.
>>31899632the assault gets the SUV automatically, so thats out of the equation for now.that leaves the 4 seater.>>31899654so either way our girls are gonna be left alone and vulnerable, and recently in the show before the prison one of our girls was targeted, and we do have some enemies so leaving 2 girls alone with out supervision, for long lengths of time.>>31899672We would probably either have to save for a bigger office, or be able to upgrade the building.
>>31899637Probably. I think Jenner likes using her car, thats why shes brings it about, even to the tombs.Also, beyond damages, I'd like to see that she and her charges remain safe, hence why i'm suggest we purchase upgrades for her personal vehicle on company expense.
>>31899701What's wrong with street parking?
>>31899701But Jenners group gets her car. The other gets the van, which is already uparmoured to be bulletproof.
>>318997132 girls will either be left alone at clover field or at one of thier shows while the car gets the last two.
>>31899727then why are people saying the Van is her car then, and are so attached to it?
>>31899754Its... two different vehicles?No one has said the van is her car. Her car is her car. The van is company property.
>>31899672>>31899701>>31899710True, the only problem with my idea is the money. More expensive than if we just buy our own vehicle and upgrade it ourselves. Still I wanna see what kinda wheels Stig is rockin.
>>31899181Well, it was the big day, and you've decided to tag along with the assault team on this one. Stig was a bit miffed that he wouldn't be doing all the exciting driving, but he was easily bought off when you directed him towards the airshow. Like Rochelle, he had a special place in his heart set aside for big shiny planes with guns and missiles bolted on to them. Meanwhile, Jenner would oversee Niko and Julie over at the park. "Okay, you girls all set back there?" You ask."Ready, I guess." Cole shrugs. She got to ride shotgun, due to having rank in this situation."Da." Morgan nods. "I mean, yes!""Ready as always." Melissa adds in. "AFFIRMATIVE." K-Zwolf rumbles."Okay, so I'm going to go over this one more time." You say as you handle the controls of the SUV. "Our target is a trailer truck headed from a warehouse in District Seven to District Two. From the intel Marc gave us, we should expect about a half dozen private security goons guarding the shipment. They're not anything too special, though. Just run of the mill rent-a-cops.""Yeah, I think we can handle that." Melissa grins."As long as no bears are involved." Morgan nods."Now, me and Cole have gone over three possible methods of attack. Cole? Care to share?" (cont)
>>31899713it would leave our cars wide open to being stolen, bugged, rigged to a bomb or other wise tampered with. this IS detroit after all.
>>31899771Why are people saying its one vehicle?
>>31899785"Ah, well." Cole coughs as she is suddenly put into the spotlight. "Yeah, um, well, we sorta figured that we could hit the shipment in District Seven before it takes off, hit it while it's on transit on the freeway, or wait to ambush it in District Two.""And the pros and cons?""Well, er, hitting it in District Seven means we don't have to worry about cops that much, but that would also be where they're the strongest. Hitting them on the freeway gives us the initiative, but it's pretty exposed out there. Hitting them in District Two would give us more time to set up an ambush, but that close to the city center, the cops would be on our asses in minutes.""Sounds just about right." You smile."So uh, did you ever decide on which plan to take?" Cole asks.>We'll hit them in District Seven>We'll hit them in transit.>We'll hit them in District Two>What do YOU choose?
>>31899808...No one did?All I suggested was getting an armour upgrade for Jenner's personal ride since she uses it on company work.
>>31899813>We'll hit them in transit.Time for some good old-fashioned road rage.
>>31899813>We'll hit them in transit.
>>31899813>>What do YOU choose?
>>31899813>>We'll hit them in District Seven
>>31899813>>We'll hit them in transit.Time for T-Bone
>>31899813>We'll hit them in transit.Buy the torrent upgrade for the van.>inb4 some one talks about size when one already exist that slips inside the suv.
>>31899813>>We'll hit them in transit.
>>31899813>We'll hit them in transit.Cole has done enough, we're the producer so we have to make decisions too.
What loadout for K-ZWolf?Heavy firepower? Or Close Protection since we're kinda exposed.
>>31899813>We'll hit them in transit.Sniper takes out the Engine with our very nice rifle, when they evacuate the vehicle we can destroy the shipment through the use of explosive weapons or Cole's electricity welding them all together.
>>31899813>We'll hit them on transitIf it's out in the open then we and they don't have much cover. We can still use concealment, hide and strike where they can't see us. But they will be out in the open with their convoy, a big sitting duck. We should get stuff to stop the convoy, fast and easy that prevents them from running. Either a blocking vehicle and a ramming one like the movie Heat. Or stingers and caltrops. Or that new shiny sniper rifle with the special ammunition.
If it's Cole, Can't we have her Short Circuit the engine with her electricity?
>>31899813>We'll hit them in District Seven
>>31899901Close protection.>>31899911That's a good idea. Kill the car battery.
>>31899904I'm hoping we can steal some of that stuff after we kill everyone.
>>31899735that is wrong
>>31899901Close Protection, we never used it before and between Melissa, Morgan, and Cole we have enough fire power
>>31899945Heavy fire power. My reasoning here>>31899910
>>31899910EMP Pulse Bullets from our new sniper rifle? Or we can use cole.
>>31899949So you're saying that this is the backup plan instead? Or that we should grab what we can and trash the rest?
>>31900010Probably kill everyone, then grab stuff if we can.If we can't, blow it all up.
So should we have killed that gang leader from last time?
>>31899994Or Cole. Yup.
>>31899991But we have a lot of firepower, I'm worried since we're so exposed we need protection
>>31900032But we did. It's some small time gang members that survived and fled.
>>31900026No point in killing if we don't have to. We're already participating in destruction of property and forcing a monopoly. We don't have to get even more immoral.
>>31900002we have three rides and the room to have all the girls in them at once
>>31900032Honestly no, and the logic behind saying yes was stupid especially when we missed out on the bonus.>>31900047It was a high ranking member and the cops got a bit pissy about us killing him.
>>31899911>>31899945I'm pretty sure that wouldn't work unless the vehicle was entirely electronic; if the engine is still mechanical then shorting out the battery would just stop them using the radio, and restarting the engine if they stopped completely.
>>31900060Because I don't think they're gonna let us stop and plant explosives in any case.So we might as well make sure the op goes smoothly, kill everything fast without hesitation, get the job done.
>>31899813>What do YOU choose?"Team leader."
>>31900074Cops didn't get pissy about that. That got pissy when we didn't wipe everyone out.
>>31900074Of course they would.They wanted BRIBES and they were in their pocket the whole time which was why the community asked for us.
>>31899813"We'll hit them in transit. It's the quickest and most efficient way to catch them in the open." You say. "Based on the itinerary Marc provided us, we'll intercept the shipment in about fifteen minutes. I want all of you ready to go by then.""Yes, Producer!"Satisfied, you check your watch. You suppose now would be a good time to check in to see how the other groups were doing.>Check in on the Park group.>Check in on the Airshow group.>Other
>>31900131>Check in on the Airshow group.
>>31900131>>Check in on the Park group.
>>31900010>>31900026Well, the mission objective, is just to make sure the shipment never makes it to it's location.So whether we take them, destroy them, sell them, or use the shipment ourselves it does not matter.>>31900047This is an ambush, with an overwhelming amount of firepower we can more quickly quell any resistance before they can even react.If we don't have everyone gunning with all we got we run the risk of them surviving the initial volley of fire and retaliating. For a trained force, when ambushed they are taught to either retreat or push through. We need to prevent that, and to do so the best option is again overwhelming firepower.
>>31900131>Check in on the Park group.
>>31900131>>Check in on the Airshow group.
>>31900131>Check in on the Park group.Need to make sure Julie won't bash the heads of perverts again
>>31900147Fair point, we still have the SUV as an armoured car/mobile armour thingie.The only thing that would give us pause would be anti-armour or air support.Jesus christ we need to hit them hard, that shipment probably has a number of AT tubes.
>>31900220Should upgrade the SUVs armour then and make it hard as hell to damage, maybe add the torrent and the engine upgrade as well.
>>31900242In time.And the turret upgrade is fucking useless on the SUV since the whole point of getting it was blending into the crowd.Now if we got it on the Armoured APC vehicles in the shop, that would be fine.
We can use Cole's Jammer to cut off their communications when we make the ambushed
>>31900131>Check in on the Airshow group.Also give Rochelle a quick sitrep, she was all worried and angry at us last time we didn't tell her stuff about an Op. And since this was supposed to be her Op but turned it down, and she chose who the new leader out of her fellow peers for the Op, she might have some concerns or worries in the back of her mind.In fact we should give Jenner and Stig a stirep and ask for one ourselves.>>31900267Really good idea, communication is key. We could stop it to buy us more time before reinforcements arrive or the cops.
>>31900265>SUV since the whole point of getting it was blending into the crowd.This was disprove a few threads ago, so we can actually fit and hide a torrent in the SUV.
>>31900331Last I checked, it wasn't a popup turret.Can you link me, please, exactly where that is stated.
>>31900357I assumed it was a pop up torrent, but we both can be wrong since we haven't heard Mercs word on this, but just speculation from the players.
>>31900331Can we get a popup turret?Because I want one.I want one with a Madeuce.
>>31900402Madeuce is too big to be put into a popup turret.And the Madeuce (or a type of .50 cal HMG) from what I recall is what we were offered as an upgrade to the SUV.
>>31900300Okay so the plan is we drive near them and when we do.Morgan will hit the Car with a EMP roundCole will suddenly cut off their communications.Melissan and K-Zwolf will suppress what any forces recover from the ambush
>>31900387>>31900402http://pastebin.com/XPUw1eucAUTOMATED GUN TURRET - 1000Attaches an automated .50 cal gun turret to the top of a vehicle. One use only. Can only be used once per vehicle.Well exact wording is to the top. And if it was pop-up, there should be a loss in passenger capacity. I'm going to assume that it ruins the disguise unless merc says otherwise.
>>31900131You set your SUV into autopilot mode and key your Harbinger comm to Jenner's channel."Jenner, how are things going at the park?" You ask."Oh, rather well." Jenner reports."What do they have Niko and Julie doing?""Well, they're going to be playing mascots for the most of the day. Julie will be Liberty Girl, defender of the American Way, and Niko will be the Wicked Wendy, Master of Petty Crime.""Is this some sort of kid's show?" You rown."Saturday morning programming. I heard it's quite popular in its age bracket." Jenner says. "So, it's going to be Julie chasing Niko all over the park all day?""That's about the sum of it, yes." Jenner says. "Well, uh, make sure Julie doesn't get TOO into character. You know how she gets around crime...""I know, Producer. I'll keep an eye out.""Thanks.">Talk with Niko and Julie.>Check in on the Airshow>Focus on your own mission.>Other
>>31900446What about a 30 cal then?
>>31900581>Check in on the Airshow
>>31900587Then what's the point?>>31900581>Check in on the Airshow
>>31900581>>Check in on the AirshowThose two might be in character atm so best not to distract them.
>>31900581>>Check in on the Airshow
>>31900581>Talk with Niko and Julie.Got to ensure Niko is up to the task
>>31900581>>Check in on the AirshowLet's see some old planes and new jets!
>>31900468Yeah, sounds good.But >>31900357>>31900387>>31900402Raised the idea whether the turret is visible of not. If it is, then rolling up with on is suspicious and will put them on edge, but it we hit them fast enough and hard enough. It's not too much of a deal.Alternatively, we can keep the our armored technical (our van with the turret) hidden but close by. Have Cole and/or Morgan knock out the lead and back vehicles, sandwiching and trapping the rest of the convoy. Have Cole then knock out transmissions and communication for them. And then have everyone open up. Have Mel and Z then focus on the escort vehicles, the ones with the security force accompanying our target, and then the target itself. Or we can just blow up the target straight away and run away, avoiding the fight. Since the job was to just prevent the "shipment" from arriving.
>>31900581>OtherTell Jenner to take plenty of pictures of the event.For posterity of course
>>31900581>Check on airshowGotta give Stig a sitrep and ask for one from them as well.
>>31900643>we can keep the our armored technical (our van with the turret) hidden but close by.We don't have that.
>>31900581>>31900663This, I think it fits the producer of wanting pictures of his idolsThough pictures of Nico being chased by Julie in costume is something Producer would want.
>>31900687We don't well then. It's not a crucial part of the plan. Just an additional asset. People making it sound like we have it.
>>31900736nah, just future shopping list, and trying to see what we should get and shouldn't.get rid the van already and get an SUV.
>>31900712I really think we should get a giant corkboard and put it in their (the idols) common area. Then fill it up slowly with pictures of them in various states. Shows, missions, etc.Something nice to do, at least I think it is.>>31900736Read the full on convo instead of jumping in the middle. People were talking about upgrades down the line.
>>31900635Maybe even a daedeleus class flying transport carrier.
>>31900784People talking about buying stuff, and that in shopping in general. Isn't really my cup of tea. I skimmed through most of it quickly. I guess I should slow down just a bit. Still again, the turret and van, not really a vital part of the Op.
>>31900939so thats why you always take for ever.
>>31900978More like wrong thread entirely, my apologies.>>31900581>Check in on the Airshow
>>31900939OH SHIT KAIJU!Quick, who's drift compatible with Cole?Our Jaeger will get lightning powers.
>>31901017It's us and that whole situation a couple of threads ago about the producer getting his body swapped with one of the idol girls happens! Cole and Producer Swap Bodies!
>>31900581You switch over to the AIrshow group. You briefly consider chatting up Stig, but you remember that he's not often one for words, so you hit up Rochelle's frequency instead. You see her eye view darting around rapidly in all directions as she is presumably taking in the sights. There were lots of various planes on the tarmac, ranging from the US's current mainline fighter, the F-22C, to highly experimental prototypes being trumpeted by the various defense contractors as the next generation fighter. From what you heard, your employer for this job, Neucom, was trying to push the latest iteration of their FALKEN line, the Delphinius."Having a good time, Rochelle?""Oh! Sir! Um, hi!" Rochelle stammers. "I totally wasn't slacking or anything. I was just um... doing a perimeter check!""You don't have to lie about being excited." You laugh. "Do you at least have eyes on Rin?""Oh yeah, of course." Rochelle's view then turns over to see Rin in a very stylized flightsuit standing at the Neucom booth, singing a charming song and attracting quite the crowd.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1nP2vYO24k"I taught her that one." Rochelle says a bit proudly."It's a nice song." You smile. "Everything going well?""Oh yeah, nothing major so far. I sorta lost track of Stig, though. He kinda wandered at some point....""He'll turn up.""Oh! Oh! But you're totally missing out here, sir! Nothrop Grumman is showing off their new Valkyrie, though everybody knows its just the Tomcat II, and General Resources brought in their X-39, and the new avionic stuff Neucom's bringing is just-!""Rochelle. Calm down." You laugh. "I'm sorry, but I don't have a lot of time. I was doing a quick check in. It's good to see things are going well!""Don't worry, I won't let you down, sir!" Rochelle says before you cut the line.(cont)
>>31901065Returning back to your normal view and retaking manual control of the SUV, you see that you're finally approaching the target truck.Unfortunately, it wasn't alone. You could see two black sedans both in front and behind the truck. The fact that they were both keeping pace meant their placement there was not random."Okay, who here can take out a vehicle?" You ask."Well, I guess I can use my powers to fry one." Cole shrugs."I've yet to see an engine block that can withstand a sufficiently sized bullet." Morgan grins, patting her Teleconference."MY HEAVY SUPPORT PACKAGE VASTLY INCREASES MY ANTI-VEHICLE CAPABILITY." K-Zwolf rumbles.Okay, so that meant three attackers for three vehicles. That meant deciding on who would have the "honor" of taking out the truck.>Cole>Morgan>K-Zwolf
>>31901049Will they get their bodies back in time for the Beach?Tune in next week! Cyberpunk Idols Quest!
>>31901090>ColeWe want the weapons intact so that we can jack them
>>31901049>>31901100Once again, let's hope that Cole won't blow her load too early when getting intimate with Jenner.>>31901090>>MorganI'm having flashbacks to the first shots that Morgan made in VMQ2.
>>31901090>>K-Zwolfstop it dead
>>31901090>>K-ZwolfPretty sure there are combat idols somewhere.
>>31901065fuck you minmay worst girl
>>31901090>>MorganCole needs to be ready to block their comms.
>>31901117>I'm having flashbacks to the first shots that Morgan made in VMQ2.you mean every shotI don't think she ever landed a single hit first round
>>31901090>K-ZwolfGo in loud.Have Cole ready for Jamming and Morgan to hit anyone exiting the vehicles.
>>31901090>>MorganWe need Cole to block communications
>>31901090>Cole takes the truck (still want to try and take the shipment for ourselves)>Morgan takes out the read vehicle stopping engine.>K-Z Wolf takes out lead vehicle, that want if either Cole or Morgan mess up, then there is a huge pile or burning rubble vehicle in the road blocking them from completing the shipment. Also guarantees eliminating a sizable chuck of their force.
>>31901090>MorganSniper takes out the wheels, Cole takes out comms.
>>31901090>MorganShe has a EMP round that can take out the truck
>>31901090There are two vehicles?So why not both?Cole jams their comms.K-Z wolf takes out the lead car.Morgan Takes out the trailing car.
>>31901193This is good.Blow up everything else.
>>31901224Because there are three.We kill them all, our get away will be secure
>>31901160Well she kind of did in group rolls, but that's being nice.
>>31901193And if shit hits the fan and we can't recover the shipment ourselves have K-Z Wolf blow the shipment sky high and high tail it out of there. No reason to stick around if the mission was just to prevent the shipment from reaching the mall. And with the escort vehicles either disabled or destroyed they can't give chase.
>>31901193>>31901265Also since K-Z Wolf will be eliminating the lead vehicle. We can have Melissa help Morgan deal with the rear escort. And if the shipment still viable for capture, secure it. If not, we blow it up, then have her confirm elimination of the shipment and pull out. Since we really haven't decided much of what she is going to be doing the whole time.
>>31901366Melissa is there to provide cover fire and spray the guards with loads of lmg fire.
>>31901090"Okay Morgan, you take care of the truck." You say. "Let's not cause too much damage, though. Use an EMP round if you got one." "Roger that." Morgan nods, loading a blue tipped round manually into the chamber of her rifle."Cole, you hit the trailing vehicle and K-Zwolf takes out the lead vehicle. Cole, the moment we stop the truck, I want you to jam all signals in the largest radius you can manage.""Got it." Cole nods."Alright, let's do this." You say, putting more speed into the SUV so it pulls up right alongside the truck. "Operation start!"In one simultaneous motion, Morgan pops out of the sunroof and aims her rifle straight at the truck's engine block. Cole leans out the window to get a clear view of her target, while K-Zwolf leaps out the trunk, hits the pavement, and leaps to the top of the truck to get a better line of fire on the lead vehicle.>roll 3d20
Rolled 5, 2, 5 = 12>>31901434
Rolled 4, 13, 1 = 18>>31901434
Rolled 12, 6, 3 = 21>>31901434
Rolled 4, 10, 2 = 16>>31901434
Rolled 17, 10, 16 = 43>>31901434
>>31901446>>31901459>>31901460Awwww Crap. Who got the 1?
Rolled 2, 19, 6 = 27>>31901446>>31901459>>31901460Why so eh
Rolled 1, 20, 15 = 36>>31901434Not 4d20?
>>31901488Yeah, why not a 4d20?
Rolled 14, 13, 14 = 41>>31901434
Rolled 18, 11, 8 = 37>>31901478I want it to be Morgan just so the curse can continuePlus Cole doesn't need any more reason to feel down about herself
Rolled 10, 10, 13 = 33>>31901434
>>31901488>>31901498there are only three trucks to hit.
>>31901482It's OK, as long as either K-ZWolf with the lead or Morgan with the shipment, actually succeed in attacking. The convoy should be forced to stop.
>>319015224th action was coles jamming.
>>31901446>>31901459>>31901460Hoo boy, according to these rolls, K-Zwolf is going to get stuck with a 1. Would you like to STAR POWER it, or use STAR POWER to boost Morgan and/or Cole's rolls? A 12 and 13 are... kinda low.
>>31901540i would like to think that she doesn't need a roll to jam the signal. Cole's just that good,
>>31901604Star Power Morgan's roll
>>31901604Star Power Morgan.
>>31901604use the star to boos Morgan, we need to stop the main truck!
>>31901604How much Star Power do we have in all?But Yeah, we are Star Powering Morgan, for sure.
>>31901651We have 4 at the moment.
>>31901604Use one on Morgan.Poor doggy got 1,2,3 so I'm thinking it might not be worth the SP just to take him from an embarrassing fail to still a fail.
>>31901658I am really tempted to blow 2 right now. For Wolf and Morgan.But I can settle with just Morgan.
I just hope Cole doesn't attribute this as her failure.
>>31901698when we get back from this, Falynn is going to have to create a proper anti-vehicle suit for K-Zwolf.
>>31901715Yeah, we could just spend 2 points to make sure this goes off as best as it can with the rolls we have just been given. She needs that confidence boost.But could save them for later during the mission if things get even worse.
>>31901446>>31901459>>31901460So the Curse continues?Morgan and snipers are doomed in Merc's universe
>>31901773Or buy some anti-armor/vehicle weapons so we can give them to our idols who don't have anti-armor/vehicle capabilities like Melissa right now who ain't doing much to the enemy armor/vehicle.
>>31901604>Morgan receives STAR POWER boost>3 points remainMorgan breathes and fires. This close, it was impossible to miss, but Morgan manages to nail the truck's engine block dead on. With the engine dead, the truck quickly begins to lose momentum. A blast of lightning sends the chase sedan skidding out of control. Unfortunately, K-Zwolf can't seem to get a clear target. It fires off a minimissile, but the projectile goes high and slams into the back of a civilian vehicle, sending it careening into the shoulder.Almost immediately, a total of eight armed men pile out of the two sedans. Meanwhile, you can see the truck driver trying to manually restart his vehicle's systems.Meanwhile, traffic on your side of the freeway screeches to a halt. You quickly make a tally. There's eight mercs and one driver, against your three idols and cyberhound."Producer, what do we do?" Cole asks.>ORDERS?
>>31901886Have Morgan take out the driver; Everyone else take out the mercs.
>>31901886>It fires off a minimissile, but the projectile goes high and slams into the back of a civilian vehicle, sending it careening into the shoulder.Fuck.
>>31901886have Cole and FAIL-ZWOLF suppress and engage the mercs and have Morgan put some armor piercing slugs through the engine to kill it for good
>>31901886suppressive fire from Wolf and Melissa.Longs Cole and Morgan begin to whittle down down there numbers.We have to thin their ranks.
>>31901886Morgan takes out the truck driver. Cole and KZ-Wolf take out the shooter teams--Cole directly and KZ-Wolf taking the flank.
>>31901886Cole Jam the CommunicationsMorgan get rid of the driverK-Wolf and Melissa suppress and kill
>>31901933>whittle down theiryou get my point
>>31901886K-ZWolf and Morgan, take out the mercs infront of the truck.Cole and Melissa, the rear.
Guys we need to make sure the incident is isolated and not reported.Cole needs to Jam all signals so a distress call doesn't go off
I wonder if this counts as idols getting attacked infront of us>>31902008Shes doing that already.
>>31901916Hopefully there's no fatalities or injuries, and we can pay for damages.
>>31901886Have Colem knockout communications if she hasn't already.Cole and Melissa take out the men coming out of the rear sedan.Morgan and Z-Wolf take out the one coming from the lead sedan.Morgan and Z-Wolf will be providing longer range support and over watch while Cole and Melissa go in for the closer kills. Morgan aiming for any drivers trying to move the vehicles or trucks, is a priority.Wolf is still long range rocketing their sedans and cover.Cole and Melissa pincer from two sides.
>>31902024stop that train of thought.
>>31902024It doesn't say it though. I'm trying to make sure
>>31902052oh so basically sorta like this, kinda>>31901947
>>31902055Just idlying typing.I have no intention of getting into all that shit and risk merc's ire.
>>31901886"K-Zwolf! Melissa! Suppress those shooters!" You yell. "Cole, keep up the jamming and pick off any targets of opportunity. Morgan neutralize that truck!""Do I take out the driver or the engine? I have a clear shot on both." Morgan says.>Take out the engine.>Take out the driver.>Other
>>31902231>>Take out the engine.
>>31902231>Take out the driver.
>>31902231>Take out the engine
>>31902231>>Take out the driver.
>Take out the driver.
Rolled 2, 7, 7 = 16>>31902231>Take out the driver.
>>31902231>>Take out the engine.Take out the truck, and they won't be able to move the cargo.
>>31902231>>Take out the engine.Without Engine, driver doesn't matter.
>>31902231>>Take out the engine.No need to further casualties, if he's a civilian it will be a bad taste in the mouth
>>31902231>Take out the engine.
>>31902231>Take out the driverStops vehicle, makes them have to take time to get dead guy out of driver seat, prevents him from getting out and attack us as well, and still allows us to retrieve and drive off with truck if we can still capture the shipment.
>>31902231>Take out the engine.I don't imagine the driver to be too heavily armed assuming they are a combatant.
>>31902231>Take out the driver.This cases far more of slow down even if Morgan misses.
>>31900080You'd either fry or zap the ECU. Depending on how hardended it is, the engine would probably stall, or it'd turn into a big chunk of forged aluminum if the ECU gets destroyed entirely.
>>31902305Also if we are already taking out the engine, we are no way gonna be able to move that truck if we still plan to take it. And if we aren't any more. Might as well have Z-Wolf just blow it sky high then.
>>31902231Take out that driver NOW NOW NOW
Rolled 7, 11 = 18>>31902231"Some AP into the engine block should be enough." You say. "Roger." Morgan says and you hear her rifle bark three times. This close, and with the truck immobile, it was impossible the miss. Thick black smoke begins to leak out of the engine compartment. You see the passenger door on the truck swing open as the driver leaps out and flees.>roll 3d20
Rolled 10, 19, 2 = 31I swear, our snipers need to get laid in order to remove the curse.>>31902527
Rolled 9, 1, 17 = 27>>31902527
Rolled 13, 3, 5 = 21>>31902527
Rolled 11, 7, 1 = 19>>31902527
Rolled 3, 15, 14 = 32>>31902527
>>31902542Well... that could have been worse, I guess! At least we didn't get two ones!
Rolled 18, 19, 17 = 54>>31902527
>>31902536Damn it.... Hopefully, that was Morgan's shot.
Rolled 13, 20, 14 = 47>>31902536Seriously what the hell!
>>31902551We did. We have to bank two star power, or idols Die.
>>31902551We did, sort of>>31902542>>31902536
Rolled 16, 4, 15 = 35>>31902563>>31902564Nah, morgans shot was into the engine block
>>31902563Forgotten to mention that the 19 cancels the 1 due to her ability.
Rolled 14, 20, 9 = 43>>31902582Thats not morgan
Rolled 20, 5, 7 = 32>>31902582That's Cole, Melissa's, and K-ZwolfMorgan made her shots at the engine block
>>31902574>>31902598Oh well, 2 out of 3 is still good. And this time they're higher.
>>31902582Oh damn. I forgot about that trait. Good catch
>>31902533>>31902536>>31902541Welp, according to this, Melissa will suffer a 1. Would you like to STAR POWER it?
Rolled 12, 3, 12 = 27>>31902674Yes
We got a bunch of star power. Let's burn some.
Rolled 5, 7, 10 = 22>>31902674Yes, but how many Star Power do we have left now?
>>319026894 in the beginning, used 1 for Morgan.So 3 right now, about to use 1 for Melissa.
>>31902674>STAR POWER EXPENDED>2 STAR POWER remainBoth Melissa and K-Zwolf's LMGs pound away at the two sedans, forcing the guards to take cover behind them. Unfortunately for, you, the sedans are armored, so bullets wouldn't quite do the job. Meanwhile, Cole fires off a few shots of opportunity, and manages to hit one of the guards in the shoulder."K-Zwolf, can your missiles put a dent in those armored sedans?" You ask."AFFIRMATIVE. HOWEVER, IT WILL MOST LIKELY TAKE MULTIPLE DIRECT HITS TO FULLY DESTROY.""What about the truck?""PRELIMINARY SCANS SUGGEST THE TRUCK IS ALSO ARMORED. I PREDICT I ONLY HAVE SUFFICIENT MUNITIONS TO DESTROY EITHER THE SEDANS OR THE TRUCK."This was bad. Hitting the sedans would pretty go a long way to wiping out resistance, but there would be no way the explosions would escape notice by the authorities. If you blew the truck, you would technically complete your mission and you could evac, but you'd miss the chance to scrounge any potential loot it could be holding.>Take out the sedans.>Take out the truck.>Other
Rolled 13, 15, 10 = 38I'd say 2 SP should be our emergency threshold. Baring special circumstances, all nat 20s we get now should be converted to SP until we have 4.
>>31902901>Take out the truck.Rule 1 is don't get greedy. Do your job, then fuckin' leg it.
Rolled 2, 18, 4 = 24>>31902901>>Take out the truck.Complete the mission, get out.
>>31902901>>Take out the truckLook we kind of outstayed our welcome at this point. I just wanna get the hell out of here.
>>31902901>Take out the sedans.Think of all the sweet loot.
Rolled 17, 18, 18 = 53>>31902901>>Take out the truck.The mission already went bad, we got to make this fast
>>31902901>Take out the truck.This is the mission once that's done start pulling out.
>>31902901>Take out the truck.
>>31902901>Take out the truck.This feels like an unlucky night. Finish this and leave.
Rolled 16, 17, 9 = 42>>31902910>>31902929Are we rolling?
>>31902901>"AFFIRMATIVE. HOWEVER, IT WILL MOST LIKELY TAKE MULTIPLE DIRECT HITS TO FULLY DESTROY."this is why i want armored suvs.
>>31902901>Take out the truck.Things have not gone smoothly thus far, looks like it might just be one of those nights. Lets get the job finished before they deteriorate further.
>>31902901>Take out the truck. Already took out the engine, no way we moving that shit. Just get the original job done. We already planned for this, just in case things went south.>Tell the girls to get ready to lay supressive fire and pull out when we get a chance
So what should we say to Cole?"Plans never survive contact with the enemy"?
>>31902986We have to make her confident in herself, but at the same time tell her where to improve on. Not to mention that there are some factors one cannot control.
>>31902986Already had it planned out."This was just another mission, of many to come ,don't worry somethings worked out and others didn't. This serves as an example that even though we can plan everything out from the get go things may not go our way. Then we need to improvise or revert a Plan B like we did today, plan but also be prepared. The important thing as a leader though is that we got the mission done, you kept yourself and the group together, and got nobody killed. In this mission we did that and all we needed to do was stop the shipment and we did that as well. I know it may not seem like a victory, but it is, sometimes victory is just making sure the other guys don't succeed. You did a good job but there is always room for improvement, just gotta believe in yourself Cole."
>>31903098>just gotta believe in yourself Cole.I don't know if it's just me or what. But that just seems tacky. An afterthought.Plus the whole damn thing is too long winded for my taste.
>>31902901As much as you were tempted to loot the truck, you felt things were getting too risky. You were outnumbered and surrounded from two sides. Plus, no doubt somebody had managed to get out of range of Cole's jamming and call for help. It was time to leave."K-Zwolf, destroy the truck. Cole, get everybody back into the SUV! Morgan, give us some covering fire!""AFFIRMATIVE!" K-Zwolf's eyes flash red as it unleashes its entire payload, its minimissiles spiraling in the air before converging on the the disabled truck, engulfing it in orange fire. There are a number of smaller, secondary explosions as no doubt ammunition and other volatile materials are set off. Cole and Melissa pile back into the SUV while Morgan puts an AP round into the lead car's engine to prevent it from chasing you. She ducks back into the car just as you hit the accelerator, and your SUV zooms past as the guards ineffectually fire bullets into your SUV's armored hull. As one last insult, Cole leans out the window and gives the guards a one finger salute."Cole, manners.""Fuckers deserved it." Cole shrugs. "So, mission accomplished?""Well, those weapons are never going to make it to the store now. So we did our job.""Still, such a shame to see so many weapons go to waste." Morgan sighs sadly. "Such a tragedy.""Yeah, I wish we had time to loot, too, but things just didn't go our way." You shake your head."Hey, at least we're all still alive." Melissa adds in. "And I don't think anybody got hurt too bad.""Well, there was that car this this tin can here totally blew up." Cole points to K-Zwolf."THE DRIVER OF THAT VEHICLE ESCAPED WITHOUT INJURY." K-Zwolf rumbles, almost as if it were trying to defend itself.All the while, you're keeping a close eye on your rearview mirror. You don't see any signs of pursuit, so you guess you're in the clear for now.>Check on the Park group.>Check on the Airshow group.>Stay focused on driving.>Other
>>31903098Tooooo maaaaaaannnyyyyyyy wooooooooorrrrrrdddddsssss
>>31903164>>OtherTell Cole this, or at least an abridged version:>>31903098
>>31903164>Stay focused on driving.Lets wait until we're home.And >>31903187 no.
>>31903164>Check on the Airshow group.
>>31903164>Pass by a drive-thru.
>>31903164>Check on the Park group."Nico, are you still alive?"
>>31903164>Stay focused on driving.rather be safe than sorry who knows if they did get anyone called in. Last thing we need is a heli on our asses.
Rolled 7, 13, 15 = 35>>31903164>>Stay focused on driving.We can check in when we're home.
>>31903164>Check on the Airshow group.Cole seems fine though, everyone's alive and mission success.Morgan is the only one that's sad
>>31903164>>>Stay focused on driving.
>>31903250Because of the lack of loot and I don't blame her.All that dakka that won't get to dakka.
>>31903164>Stay focused on driving.Just because there isn't any sign of pursuit now doesn't mean we're necessarily safe, let's stay on our toes just in case. We did just get done with a less than legal hit-and-explode job.
>>31903264I know, I feel sad too but it can't be helped.At least no one died
>>31903264It all exploded, it went out with a bang.
>>31903284Indeed. Melissa has the right of it, at this time.Perhaps another mission and another chance to looting the bestest bits.
>>31903172>>31903187>>31903137>>31903161True this is Cole, let me tune it a bit. Should only say this if this mission and how it turned out bother her."Plan but also prepare because plans can go to shit, remember the objective and complete it first and foremost, don't get yourself or your team killed, sometimes winning is just making sure the other guys lose, and you're a smart girl, you can lead, no worries.">>31903164>Stay focused on driving
Rolled 6, 6, 19 = 31>>31903264We should probably have some of the girls carry frag grenades next time.Those would have been useful.
>>31903334Honestly man. Cole seems fucking fine.And if she does bring up doubt at all. Ask two questions: We complete the objective? Did anyone die?That's it.
>>31903334Cole thinks we did a job well done, and was probably glad the plan succeeded.
>>31903383Exactly my point,I kinda fucked up there in the wording>Should only say this if this mission and how it turned out bother her.should say>Should only say this if the mission outcome bothers her. I agree we completed the mission and no one got killed on our side. And Cole does not seem phased at all, so we good. Still had it pre-typed up just in case anyone questioning outcome of mission.
>>31903342True we could have optimized our load out more before hand.
>>31903164You decide to stay focused on driving for now. You could check in later. "Anyways, Cole, since we've just completed your first mission as team leader, do you have any thoughts on how things could have gone better?" You ask. "Well, I guess we should have had a more consistent plan of action." Cole frowns. "I mean, if we wanted to loot truck, we should've disabled it and destroyed the sedans. If we wanted to just blow it up from the get go, we should've done that which would have saved us a whole lot of trouble.""Not bad." You nod. You then key the onboard TV to see if news of your little attack had gotten out. "In other news, there was a major traffic accident involving a semi truck and three sedans. While damage was significant, there have been no confirmed fatalities..."Well, you suppose the powers that be didn't want word of a freeway driveby leaking out. Or, maybe freeway drivebys were just a common occurrence in Delta City. In either case, it looked like you all got off easy today.."So, is anybody hungry?" You ask."YES!" All the girls chime.You make a quick stop at a McDonalds and grab as many fries and chicken nuggets your car can carry. Apparently, the drive thru cashier was so desensitized that he didn't even bat an eye at serving a black SUV carrying three heavily armed, armored, and masked girls."Have a nice day." He says flatly as he hands you your receipt.It talks another half hour to get back to the office. Cole, Melissa, and Morgan quickly shuck off their gear and head upstairs to shower, leaving Falynn to sort everything out. "Yep, of course you get the SUV shot up. Gotta fix all that, too." Falynn shakes her head and sighs.>Check on the Park group.>Check on the Airshow group.>Other
Rolled 8, 19, 9 = 36>>31903599"Sorry, Falynn, I'll make it up to you next time.">Check on the Airshow group.
>>31903599>Check on the Park group.
>>31903599>Well, you suppose the powers that be didn't want word of a freeway driveby leaking out...>Check on the Airshow group.
>>31903599>>Check on the Park group.I wonder how Nico is surviving Julie's pursuit
>>31903599>>Check on the Airshow group.
>>31903599>Check on the Park group.The ones that could cause the most problems.>Apparently, the drive thru cashier was so desensitized that he didn't even bat an eye at serving a black SUV carrying three heavily armed, armored, and masked girls.So just like Detroit?
>>31903599>Check on the Airshow group.
>>31903599>Check on the Airshow groupTell out other Idol Team Leader and Jenner how things went.Looting the original plan, things went a bit south, we went to back-up Plan Blow Everything Up. Shit happens. Want to say this, but let's just let Cole have her moment. Ehh.
>>31903683She probably has shit of her own to deal with.
>>31903727>She probably>he didn't even bat an eyeAnon, get your eyes checked.
>>31903599>McDonaldsAlso Merc, why do you want to kill our idols for?
>>31903725Looting wasn't the original plan actually.
Rolled 10, 2, 18 = 30>>31903810What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
>>31903725>>31903820This. It was one of those if we get a chance at it, take it moments.The mission was to stop the shipment. Period.
>>31903828>>31903810Mcdonalds is not as unhealthy as you think it is(still pretty bad, but the movie supersized me was retarded in what it tried to do).
>>31903820Mission was to blow it to prevent shipment.The way we the mission started with us disabling the truck instead of blowing straight away, meant we had some desire or plan of looting it. Trying to take an opportunity given to us.Blowing it was back up plan/Plan B./default plan.
>>31903828But their food is beyond nasty. Even their once great breakfast line-up is questionable in quality.>>31903857Not even talking about healthy or not. But how nasty their food is.
>>31903857If rumors are true, people couldn't replicate the results in the "documentary".
Rolled 14, 5, 12 = 31>>31903896Their coffee is okay
>>31903901No one could, and he ate ridiculous proportions of course he would get sick.>>31903896Good junk food if you just get the nuggets and fries.
>>31903896Want about a Red Robbins or a Sizzlers or something. Still are we talking about food? We could just call from the office and order food or catering or whatever.
>>31903938The waffle fires and chicken strips from Chick Fil A disagree with you on the good part.
>>31903810If you wanna kill someone, make them only eat poutine for an entire day.
>>31903599You decide to check in on Rochelle's group. You hop onto her frequency, however, all you see is darkness, and you hear Rochelle mumbling to herself."Oh god I just wanna die, I just wanna die, I just wanna die and go away forever..."She repeats this several times, and you're utterly confused, and almost too afraid to interrupt her. You switch over to Rin, who you see is actually overlooking Rochelle. Your team lead was lying no the ground in a fetal position in what looked like their private break tent."Ummmm, Rin? What exactly happened here?" You ask."Oh, Producer!" Rin gasps. "Ah, well, it's a funny story, really...""Out with it. What's got Rochelle so out of it?""Well, um, you remember how Rochelle likes to play video games a lot?""Yeah, it's not exactly a big secret." You say."Well, Neucom has this arcade plane simulator machines that they brought in for entertainment. And well, it turns out Rochelle actually played that a lot, so she volunteered to take on challengers on the behalf of Neucom..."Well, it didn't sound that bad so far."So what happened?""Apparently, she's rather famous in the game? One of the players recognized her playstyle. He claimed that she was Mobius, the currently #1 ranked player in the world?""Wait.. what?""Yeah, I was kinda surprised at it too. Apparently, Rochelle didn't take well to being found out and, well, she's been like this ever since."God, of all the silly little things to get hung up over!>Try and talk to Rochelle.>Let her sort things out on her own.>Other
Rolled 6, 17, 9 = 32>>31903976>>Try and talk to Rochelle.
>>31903976>Try and talk to RochelleI wanna hear this.
>>31903976>Try and talk to Rochelle.
>>31903976>>Try and talk to Rochelle.Ask her if she's okay, or if anything's wrong.
>>31903976>Try and talk to Rochelle."You have fans. Congratulations."
>>31903976>Let her sort things out on her own.P-San doesn't understand these "video games." Rochelle will just need to be a big girl and deal with...whatever it is that just happened.
>>31903976>Try and talk to Rochelle.She's number one. What's the shame here and/or embarrassment about?
Rolled 17, 12, 2 = 31>>31903976>>Try and talk to Rochelle.Holy shit
>>31904036Not being anonymous anymore, probably.
>>31903976>Try and talk to Rochelle.I think we found her fanclub!Video Games nerds.We'll have to make her dress up in (appropriate) Video Game Cosplay.
>He claimed that she was MobiusDoesn't mean it's true *wink wink* , *nudge nudge*, *say no more say no more*
Rolled 8, 13, 12 = 33We need to award her a first place ribbon.
>>31903983I'll be honest. I don't there's one of those near me. How are they?
>>31903976Cole will have a field day with this information.
>>31903976>>Try and talk to Rochelle.Just gotta make sure she doesn't offer people strange pills.
>>31904089KFC meets dennies, is my best example.
>>31904089I don't think, that is.Also the fuck is up with CAPTCHA every time I get halfway through, it deletes everything forcing me to retype all this shit.
>>31904124...Shit you're right.
>>31903976Where's The Stig?Can we ask him what's going on?
>>31903976>Try and talk to Rochelle.Rochelle you confuse me sometimes.
Rolled 2, 10, 12 = 24>>31904195Stig is probably on the tanks simulator schooling noobs.
>>31903976>>Try and talk to Rochelle.
>>31903976"Okay, um, I'll try to talk to her." You say."Good luck." Rin chuckles nervously."Rochelle. Hey, Rochelle, is everything all right?" You ask as you hop back onto Rochelle's frequency."GO AWAY I JUST WANNA DIE!" Rochelle wails."Rochelle please. Calm down. Breathe. Rin told me everything. Why is this such a big deal to you?" You ask as calmly as possible.""I... I take keeping my personal life and game handle separate very seriously!" Rochelle sniffs. "Now they're going to know who I am, and all they'll think of me is that one girl who's really good at video games!""And... that's bad?" You ask. "It sounds like a good way to pick up fans.""IT'S EMBARRASSING!" "Rochelle, come on, I can't believe it would be that bad.""You know..." Rin chimes. "I think it's less that Rochelle is embarrassed about her identity, and more because that guy she played against was really cute!""STOP SPEAKING WORDS, RIN!""He was #2 ranked, right? He said you toppled him a few months ago. Been trying to beat you ever since! It's sounds so romantic!""AAAUUUUUGGGHHH!"Oh, so that was it. Boys. You don't think you'll ever understand the mind of a teenage girl."Anyways, where's Stig?" You sigh, trying to fight off a sudden headache."Ah, he's just chatting up that boy from before. Apparently, he's quite knowledgeable on military aircraft, just like Stig and Rochelle." Rin says cheerfully. "Rochelle, you should totally talk to him!""Go awwaaaaaaaaay."You know, you'd be laughing it this didn't appear to be so tragic.>Suggest Rochelle talk to her rival. Maybe he'll keep her secret.>Suggest that Rochelle not take things so seriously. It's just game. Plus it's an avenue to increase her popularity.>Just give Rochelle some time.>Other
Rolled 11, 17, 9 = 37>>31904352>>Suggest Rochelle talk to her rival. Maybe he'll keep her secret.Never say 'just a game'.Trap.
>>31904352>Suggest that Rochelle not take things so seriously. It's just game. Plus it's an avenue to increase her popularity.
>>31904352>>Suggest Rochelle talk to her rival. Maybe he'll keep her secret.>>Suggest that Rochelle not take things so seriously. It's just game. Plus it's an avenue to increase her popularity.they ain't mutually exclusive
>>31904352>Just give Rochelle some time.You're going have to figure out what to do on your own there Rochelle. And its' never just a game. Fuck people that say that.
Rolled 9, 17, 3 = 29>>31904352>>Suggest Rochelle talk to her rival. Maybe he'll keep her secret.
>>31904352>>Suggest Rochelle talk to her rival. Maybe he'll keep her secret.As much as I wanted to say: Give her some time. That might be a bad thing because if goes low profile after the claim, then people will know it's her.
>>31904352>Suggest Rochelle talk to her rival. Maybe he'll keep her secret.>>31904377>Never say 'just a game'.True that.
>>31904352>Suggest Rochelle talk to her rival. Maybe he'll keep her secret.Who knows he might respect or understand the whole privacy thing and personal lives of idols or whatnot.If not then>Suggest that Rochelle not take things so seriously. It's just game. Plus it's an avenue to increase her popularity.So much revenue for video game company sponsorship and advertising.
>>31904352>>Suggest Rochelle talk to her rival. Maybe he'll keep her secret.>>Suggest that Rochelle not take things so seriously.Plus it's an avenue to increase her popularity.Get rid it's just a game and it's fine.
>>31904352>>Suggest Rochelle talk to her rival. Maybe he'll keep her secret.
>>31904391>>31904401>telling a girl who takes her games very seriously 'just a game'shiggy diggy.
>>31904352>"You know..." Rin chimes. "I think it's less that Rochelle is embarrassed about her identity, and more because that guy she played against was really cute!">"STOP SPEAKING WORDS, RIN!">Suggest Rochelle talk to her rival. Maybe he'll keep her secret.But don't go pushing boys on her.
>>31904352>Suggest Rochelle talk to her rival. Maybe he'll keep her secret.
>>31904421Yeah, take out the "It's just a game" part. We should be old and mature enough to understand some people take their hobbies seriously.
>>31904352>Suggest Rochelle talk to her rival. Maybe he'll keep her secret.If the cretin even thinks about using this information to force a date or something, heads will roll.
>>31904463What if Rochelle warms up to the idea of a date?
>>31904352>Just give Rochelle some time.
>>31904500We will be the father from the time the President took her on a date.We glare.We glare in which promises very bad things
What the hell just happened? /tg/ all of a sudden became blank, then came back.
>>31904352>>Suggest Rochelle talk to her rival. Maybe he'll keep her secret.Dohohoho this is quite interesting
>>31904500As long as it doesn't involve blackmail.And we get to play over protective parent.
>>31904352"You know, Rochelle, why don't you just talk to the guy? Maybe he'll be kind enough to keep the info to himself.""B-b-but what if he tries to use that info as leverage to blackmail me into dating him?!" Rochelle says in a panicked tone. "Like, not that I'm totally against it but but but-""ROCHELLE! BREATHE." You bark."Sorry, sir." Rochelle takes a deep breath."Just stay calm and be yourself, Rochelle. If he tries to be a creep, then he'll have to answer to ME. Is that clear?""Crystal.""Good. Now go talk to him.""Yes, sir." Rochelle sighs and exits the tent. From her feed, you can see a pretty young kid, about Rochelle's age, in a deep, though sort of one-sided conversation with Stig."...and that is why I think it's perfect plausible for an F-15 to beat an ADFX-02 in a straight on fight!" The kid finishes.The Stig just quietly nods in agreement."Oh hey, Mobius!" The boy grins as he sees Rochelle approach. "That was a pretty good game!""Yeah, w-well...">roll 1d20
>>31904546Dunno. I was getting 404 errors for a bit.
>>31904565>>31904542Last time we did that, Cole took offense and I'm sure Rochelle will too.
Rolled 9>>31904576ROCHELLE NO!
Rolled 11>>31904576Be strong.
>>31904596Thank you good sir!
>>31904596she takes him on the ground then and there?
>>31904606>>31904607Yeah well CAPTCHA is was being an ass and reset three times.Fucking lucky I got it in at all.
>>31904576>"...and that is why I think it's perfect plausible for an F-15 to beat an ADFX-02 in a straight on fight!" The kid finishes.Yo Buddy. Still Alive?
>>31904581It's fine and COle got a good power for it. We will respect her privacy (to an extent) but right now, I want to see how this goes
>>31904596>jazz music plays in the background
>>31904576Seriously, isn't Rochelle over 18? Everytime I see her and the other girls I think more sixteen.
>>31904637Sixteen or seventeen.But yeah, I get that vibe too
>>31904637No she's right with them in the age group.
>>31904596Oh god, is this a repeat of what Alek and Elsa did on that submarine?
>>31904651Bonus points for it actually being an alternate universe Alek where he isn't shitted on by his family.
>>31904651No that takes two 20s and a .50 cal sniper rifle.
>>31904596"A-ah, yeah, it was." Rochelle manages to stammer. "You're Y-Yellow, right?""Yeah, that's my handle." Yellow nods. "It's kinda funny, neither of us knows each other by our real names.""C-canwepleasekeepithtatway." Rochelle says lightning fast."Um, yeah, sure, if it means that much to you." Yellow nods. "Just one condition, though.""W-w-w-what?" Rochelle's face pales."Add me to your friendlist already!" Yellow laughs. "I sent a request to you but you never accepted it!""That's it...?""What, you thought I'd use it to coerce you into a date? I'm not THAT sleazy." Yellow chuckles."Ah, well, I guess I never really checked." Rochelle mumbles."Ohmygod they're so cute together!" Rin squeals on a private line.Finally, Stig steps in, pointing at his wrist to indicate the time."Oh god, break's over!" Rochelle gasps. "I'm really sorry, erm, Yellow, but I gotta go! Work and all!""Yeah, sure, no problem. Nice meeting you, though!""See? That wasn't so bad!" Rin laughs as she pats Rochelle on the back."You tell any of the other girls about this. ESPECIALLY Cole, and I will smother you in your sleep." Rochelle says."Noted." Rin nods."Girls, behave." You sigh.However, as Rin and Rochelle return to duty, Rochelle pings you on a private line."Yeah? What's up?" You ask."Producer, permission to go off book? While I've been scoping the area, I've noticed a few odd things that... don't really add up. I want to investigated.""Do you have any solid proof?" "Not really, it's just... a hunch.">Alright, but make sure to be discreet about it.>A hunch isn't enough, Rochelle.>Other
>>31904858>Alright, but make sure to be discreet about it.let Stig know about it in case he needs to bail you out
>>31904858>Alright, but make sure to be discreet about it.Keep a line with Stig and myself open at all times.
>>31904858>>Alright, but make sure to be discreet about it.>OtherBe careful
>>31904858>>Alright, but make sure to be discreet about it.Tell Stig where you'll be.
>>31904858>Alright, but make sure to be discreet about it.What sort of "odd things" are you noticing?
>>31904858>Alright, but make sure to be discreet about it.Super Discreet.Also, we should talk to Stig about this. Get his opinion, and tell him to be on the lookout.
>>31904858>>Alright, but make sure to be discreet about it.And please let stig know.
>>31904858>Alright, but make sure to be discreet about it.>OtherYou say: "We're done with our mission. We'll head there just incase." Then take the Van to the Airshow with the other girls.
>>31904926A shot up SUV.Does Producer have his own car?
>>31904926>>31904912>>31904899>>31904917Wrong girl!! We are talking to Police Brutality-chan. She senses criminal scum.
>>31904926>>31904958If we can, bring KZ along.
>>31904926Can we check up on Nico and Julie?
>>31904971The hell are you on about?
>>31905026Probably should check on Jenner to save time while we head to the airshow.
>>31905032People are talking to Julie but are referring to Rochelle. Julie is at the park with the faux punk playing cops and robbers for the amusement of guests. Jenner is their chaperone.
>>31905104>Rochelle pings you on a private line.
>>31904858>>Alright, but make sure to be discreet about it.Keep a line open to Stig in case you need backup.
>>31905104I think I'll repeat my self. The hell are you on about?
>>31904858"Okay, but make sure you let Stig know, too.""Yeah, I already mentioned it to him. He thinks something's off, too." Rochelle says."Off in what way?""Well, it's the ground crew. There's a couple of them that just... don't seem like they know what they're doing. Like they have no idea how to really handle the plane, yet they sort of just hang around. It's really odd." Rochelle says. "I'm gonna go check them out.""Got it." You say. "Keep me posted."Rochelle then moves out towards the tarmac, where there are a number of planes parked. Sitting under the wing of one of the planes is a trio of bored looking mechanics. Or, in this case, a bunch of mechanics pretending to be bored. You've run into enough insurgent ambushes to know when people were faking everyday activity."That them?" You ask."Yep." Rochelle affirms. "Notice something else about them?""They're all girls." You observe."Possible enemy idols." Rochelle says. "I saw them hanging around the Neucom planes, too. They might be trying something.">Keep your eyes on the mechanics. Stig can take care of the plane problem.>Engage the mechanics. Quietly.>Go inspect the planes first.>Other
>>31905333>Keep your eyes on the mechanics. Stig can take care of the plane problem.
>>31905333>>Keep your eyes on the mechanics. Stig can take care of the plane problem.
Rolled 6, 20, 17 = 43>>31905333>>Keep your eyes on the mechanics. Stig can take care of the plane problem.
>>31905333>>Keep your eyes on the mechanics. Stig can take care of the plane problem.Get to the SUV now.Emergency movement. How long to the airfield?Comm rin to inform the local neucom rep. Like now.
Okay bets are up. Who do you think is doing this?
>>31905333>>Keep your eyes on the mechanics. Stig can take care of the plane problem.>>OtherInform the event organizer that something might be up.
>>31905414Grand Plane Autoor industrial sabotage/spying
>>31905414Does it matter? That's above P-San/Anonymous' heads.We're just here to not-kill idols and collect our pay.
>>31905372>>31905419>I like the whole tell/warn an official or someone in charge.>Gather up the girls that are currently with us and make it to the Airfield.>And Warn/inform Jenner, because maybe shit might be going down in two places at the same time
>>31905333>Keep your eyes on the mechanics. Stig can take care of the plane problem.>>31905414Derosa maybe?
>>31905414One of Neucom's aerospace industry rivals.
>>31905333"Okay, Stig is off to warn the Neucom officials. You keep an eye on those mechanics. I'll be right over with backup." You glance at your GPS and scowl. The airshow would be at least a half hour's drive."All right, I'll try to keep low." Rochelle whispers.>roll 1d20
Rolled 16>>3190558120 pls
>>31905591>>31905598>>31905600Dodged a bullet there guys.
>>31905600Thank you anon
>>31905600Good roll there, mate.
>>31905600Will the 16 be good enough.
>>31905600Oh lawdy that was close
Hey fellas. I forget the name of our hacker, but I was thinking if we are heading out to provide back up, could she check google maps or somesuch for good lookouts overlooking the airfield we could drop Morgan off at? She could start doing her sniping routine before we reach the site itself.
>>31905672Thanks. Couldn't find her from the pastebins.
>>31905672I'm too busy thinking if shes' actually into guys in this universe or not.
>>31905600Fortunately, the mechanics seem unaware that Rochelle is watching them, as they hang back in the shade, keeping a wary eye on the Neucom booth. Suddenly, there's a huge commotion as Neucom staff begin rushing out and warding everybody away from their planes. Whatever Stig was doing, it had worked, as the mechanics suddenly become very anxious. They begin to pack up to leave, and in their haste, don't even notice Rochelle.Rochelle manages to get a good look at the three infiltrators' faces, which you quickly file away for later reference. She even manages to grab a shot of their escape vehicle as it hastily drives off."Well, they're gone." Rochelle sighs."Yeah. Good job, though, Rochelle.""Thanks, sir.""Stig, what happened?" You asked."Told the Neucom guys to check their planes." The Stig's synthesized voice says simply. "Found problems.""More specifically," Rin joins in. "One of the planes was tampered with, so that it would suddenly start up its engines without warning. So anything that was standing in front of it....""...would get sucked in." You wince. "Don't tell me...""It was the plane closest to the stage. If Rin were standing there if it went off, well, some pretty bad things would have happened." Stig says bluntly. "Who would do something like that?" Rochelle wonders out loud."We'll figure that out later." You sigh. "Wrap things up and get back to the office, ASAP."You frown when you cut the line. You should've expected this, but you never thought your rivals would be so brazen. Some mild sabotage sure, but this was pretty damn reckless, if it was a deliberate attempt to kill Rin. This warranted further investigation.>Start investigating.>Check in on the Park group.>Other
>>31905896>>Start investigating.Tell the park group that they may be in danger.
>>31905896>>Check in on the Park group.Rochelle has earned some good words today.Gonna praise the shit out of her when she gets back.
>>31905896>investigations intensifies.Besides, Jenner's a big girl. She can manage two girls.
>>31905896>Start investigating.Gee, who's shit list are we on?
>>31905896>>Start investigating.Send the picture and video feed we got from Rochelle to Himawari. Get her to start checking up things.>>Check in on the Park group.They attack one idol, they may attack the other.
>>31905896>Check in with the Park GroupSome one is targeting us and our idols.Warn Jenner
>>31905896>Check in on the Park group.Give a Jen a heads. But go straight into>Start investigating.After that. I trust Jenner to make a field call out there.
>>31905896>>Start investigating.>>Check in on the Park group.>>OtherSet Himawari to start investigating the leads we have so far, set our vehicle towards the park in case they try making a move on our other performace idol, once we are in route, go under and start poking around.
>>31905896>>Check in on the Park group.Something might be going on. Make sure Jenner and the girls are on a lookout.>>Start investigating.If they are okay, then we start investigating.
>>31905896>Start investigating.Give the Park group a heads up, however. Would be only too easy for this to be a two-pronged attack.
>>31905936This But making sure the park group is safe is a priority.I think its about time we fit that armour upgrade kit to Jenner's car. They pull this kind of shit, we're gonna need all the protection they can get.
>>31905936Actually I also like this course of action as well.
Rolled 6, 13, 20 = 39>>31905896>>Start investigating.Time for murder
>>31905896Scowling, you forward all the pictures you got to Himawari, appending a note telling her to run the data through every database she could think of. You then set up a link with Jenner to check in on her."Jenner, how are things?""We're just about wrapping up here." Jenner says. "Which is good because I think Niko is on the verge of dying from exhaustion. Julie got a bit carried away chasing her around, you see..."You can almost picture that little fiasco."Heh. I hope you got plenty of photographic evidence.""Naturally." Jenner then sighs. "Something happened, right?""How do you know?""You sound more anxious than usual." Jenner says simply. "What's wrong?""A rival idol group tried to do a hit on Rin today. We're trying to figure out who's behind it. I just wanted to give you a heads up in case they're after you, to.""Thanks. I'll keep an eye out." Jenner says. "But I haven't see anything suspicious all day.""Good, let's keep it that way." You sigh and lean back in your chair. Things were looking up, but at the same time things were getting more complicated.>roll 1d20
>>31906060>>31906064>>31906070I don't like this.
>>31906071>>31906070>>31906064>>31906060SO CLOSE YET SO FAR
Rolled 7>>31906070well done anon, you made us utterly fail by 2 seconds...
Rolled 12Star power?
Sounds like some real nasty dice luck is going around tonight.Of course people rolling when they shouldn't aren't helping.
I assume the guys who pulled the hit aren't Idol companies due to the rules of engagement.
>>31906117Has nothing to do with what gets rolled.But doesn't change the fact it's annoying.
>>31906129The are. Rules of engagement can be broken.
>>31906129Mercenaries are mercenaries are mercenaries, yo.Where there's money there's violence.
>>31906129RoEs are broken all the time.It's just case of if they get caught or not.
>>31906064"So, Himawari, did you find anything yet?" You ask."Mmmmm, not yet. I'm not getting any hits." Your tech expert sighs. "It's possible they have facial prosthetics to throw off facial recognition. I might need to cook up a more thorough program to compensate for that.""What about the car?""Traced the plates. The don't match the vehicle, which means they probably pulled them off a random vehicle.""So, no leads?""So far, no." Himawari sighs. "I need more time.""That might not be something we have a lot of." You point out."I know, I know! I'll do my best!"You sigh again. At least your girls were safe.For now.>District One influence increased!>District Two influence increased!>Treasury is now at $11,600!>And that's it for tonight! Tune in next week for the next thread! And don't forget Magical Girl Hunter on Sunday! Also, this week, I'll be running Gundam Build Fighters on both Thursday and Friday! Don't miss it!
>>31906129RoE prevent them from just walking up and shooting her in the face, but if they can make it look like an accident then it's a different story.Rules are only as strong as your capacity to catch people breaking them.
>>31906171See you next time, Merc. Tomorrow will be one hell of a Mother's Day.
>>31906171Thanks for running!
So in light of the new thread, what do we need to upgrade our defences?I think Julie needs the riot slab shield upgrade, we armour up Jenner's car.What do we do with Rin? Still escort her back home everyday? Or do we ask her to move in?
>>31906180Rules are only as strong as the ability to enforce them.
>>31906207Yes yes yes, same thing, you don't need to quote wikipedia at me.
>>31906180>>31906207Addendum: This is why the IRS is the most terrifying.
>>31906185The day of reckoning is tomorrow.
>>31906221...what? Man, y'all anons need to stop thinking all knowledge originates on wikipedia.What I said is the very basic principles of law.
>>31906171Thanks for running Merc! This is some good stuff.