For House & Dominion: Home Front Questhttp://houseanddominion.wikia.com/wiki/HouseAndDominion_Wikihttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=House%20and%20DominionYou are Sonia Reynard, Attack Wing Leader and Knight of the House of Jerik-Dremine! When you were on the front lines you directly command the Third Attack Wing, the newer Fifth Attack Wing lead by Daska Rna also fell under your leadership.It's been more than a month since you returned home from the war where you spent 6 months fighting the Neeran Invasion. Your long deserved vacation has been a busy one, exploring your property on Dreminth, seeing family for the first time in ages and more recently fending off kidnappers. While the attempt to kidnap you failed those involved managed to make off with your sister and several other students. With the ransom paid all five have been released. Bekka was in the worst shape after a number of escape attempts but even she is fixed up after a day in hospital.Of the 32 million spent on the ransome, 13 million has been recovered with another 3 million given to your more distant allies. Private investigators and a small team of your people are working to recover a shipment of 8 million seemingly buried deep beneath the city, while police bomb squads are attempting to recover remains of another 2 million. While the rest of the cash has been lost and will likely not see it again, a good portion of what you did get back is being split up between those that helped you and your family in their time of need.With the crisis resolved your parents have begun preparations to move to a more secure building. You've also helped them hire some bodyguards until such time as your company can establish it's security branch.Your sister however is being difficult. She's determined to try and stay at her old school by any means necessary.
For her to stay would mean upgrading the power infrastructure in the area enough that the security systems could be upgraded. At the time with your sister's prodding you'd agreed to try to convince Mom and Dad about the idea but with some more time to think about it you're once again feeling indecisive. The votes evened out by the time I closed the survey.Since then it seems that Bekka, not realising that you may be having second thoughts, went ahead and mentioned it to mom. "I want snipers at altitude linked into out network. Park an aerocar just about the highest point with the hatch open, we'll feed you targeting data.""We'll only have a 5km range using the sniper rifles sir." Warns one of your marksmen. "You may want to consider bringing in a vehicle that can mount a 90mm, like one of the shuttles. We could bring down fire anywhere within the operations area."Just the sort of attention you don't want."If necessary you can just move the car. We can have a shuttle on stand by if we really need it but make sure- hang on I have another call coming in."You change channels to the civilian band. "Reynard, go ahead.""Sonia, it's your mother. Where are you and what have you been telling Bekka?!"Oh jeez. >What say?
>>32082648Probably not what she's been telling you I've said
>>32082648"Oh you know, stuff that eh... Stuff. Look, she and I had a talk and she seemed to wish to remain at her old school despite what happened. Just tell her no and send her on her way to the new more secure school."Safety over social comfort I say.
>>32082648"I'm kinda busy with... stuff. Could we talk about this when I'm back home? Please?"
>>32082648"I'm returning a favor, I'll call you back."If she says anything than 'ok', hang up and mute.Going a bit further than my suggestion for snipers, since it seems mostly defunct...Could we position sensors along likely routes of movement like the river and areas that might allow movement between areas that might be a bit more cliff-like?We don't need or trust sniper teams to take this thing out, but if we can't use them effectively for eyes and ears, we'll need to resort to sensors or something that says 'movement, check me out!'
"Oh you know, stuff that eh... Stuff. Probably not what she's been telling you I've said.""Oh really? Well let me be sure then. She said you would pay to have security increased at her school that way it wouldn't be necessary to transfer. And more importantly that you would be saying something to change our minds about it.""Mom, I'm kinda busy with... stuff. Could we talk about this when I'm back home? Please?""Are you being shot at?""No.""In danger of being shot at?""No, but-""Then you can stay on the line for a minute.""Look, she and I had a talk and she seemed to wish to remain at her old school despite what happened. Just tell her no and send her on her way to the new more secure school.""Sonia when you tell your sister something she believes you. It's going to take a month to convince her otherwise now, even if it is the right thing to do at the moment."The right thing to do or the most convenient thing to do? You idly wonder. "I'll talk to you later mom." Maybe you can still salvage things regarding Bekka and school choices.
Rolled 24You and several of your people are currently on an expedition to hunt down an escaped Warrel. The invasive species has been released by the Neeran on planets in the Pandora cluster to terrorize the population, destroy livestock and harm agriculture. As they mature they develop ablative armored plates beneath their already tough hide making it necessary to use splinter ammo to ensure a quick kill. Their jaws can crush marine armor or break a civilian in half.Recent analysis has shown that they are capable of Parthenogenesis, similar to some sharks, when no other mates can be found. There are also signs that their genome has been tampered with by the Neeran to greatly increase their rate of reproduction.Apparently a noble returned from the Pandora cluster with a captured Warrel, probably with intentions to sell it to a collector for an outrageous price. The noble responsible is now dead and the creature gone, having broken free of its restraints and escaped the residence. The idiot has paid the price for his mistake but the rest of the family is worried they'll be charged with treason as well should word get out. You, Alex and Mike have been offered a bounty of twelve million to find it and kill it before the authorities learn of this. Arthur has been called in since he has experience with hunting them.>We should probably have someone make sure there aren't cave systems or something here.The planetary archives for the region are old and out of date. You'll need to do a sonar pulse for more accurate data.Mike speaks up with a suggestion. "We picked up some equipment for the PI's to do sonar scans beneath the city. If we landed in a few places they should be able to do the same job here."Roll 6d100 for sonar or GPR mapping!
Rolled 61, 73, 2, 48, 56, 40 = 280>>32083576What do you need all this for, Miss Reynard?Uhh... spelunking.Expecting gunfire in those caves?... yes.
Rolled 32, 57, 42, 95, 42, 40 = 308>>32083576ere we go
Rolled 2>>32083576>Roll 6d100 for sonar or GPR mapping!1
>>32083797I have a feeling I should just go to bed.
Only 24% of the old records are in a condition that could be considered useful. It's enough that you know some caves and tunnels do exist. A few areas show extensive underground cave networks and while there are signs of more the scans are having trouble with certain layers of sediment."Most are natural formations but some of these are man made. Off to the South West there are a few left over tunnels from exploratory mining operations, most of the large caves in that area are natural. Closer to where we are and the center there are smaller natural cave formations and two of what look like bunker complexes.""Really?"When Arthur arrives he looks over the data as well. "You know, those bunkers might be from back in the Expeditionary Wars. The early Terran colonists put up resistance when House Dremine first annexed the plant. I guess they thought if they held out long enough one of the fleets might bail them out.">Your orders?
>>32084342>Your orders?Put on our power armor helmet, and cry for a minute or two.Or ask Arthur what he would do, he's the one who's experience with hunting these things.
>>32084342Does Author have info on how fast these things are? Using that and the time since it was spotted, we should have a vague idea of the area it couldn't have reached.
>>32084342Meh, I aint got a clue really. Just begin searching along the river cause plenty of prey should be using it and it will need to feed a lot of it's going to begin spawning.
>>32084342Could we get a hunting dog to track that thing down?
After your moment of doom and gloom you return to the group and ask Arthur some questions. How to find them and how far it could have gone in the time given. With the info from Alex he estimates it could have made it anywhere in the target zone by now it it was especially determined."They're fast once they get rolling, and while they can turn and snap at you rather quick it takes time for them to accelerate and slow down when running. Given the terrain and number of places to hide I doubt it would be much farther than the second bunker by now.">Just begin searching along the river cause plenty of prey should be using it and it will need to feed a lot of it's going to begin spawning."Good point, it's got to eat, and they can eat a lot. Thermal might help us out if we can keep an eye out for predators taking down a large number of animals. There are Deer around here right?"Alex puts down his com. "Yes, there are deer.""Could we get a hunting dog to track that thing down?"Everyone stops and looks at you as though your camo had just switched disguises."What?"Alex and Arthur, both hailing from noble families, look at each other."Does anyone on Dreminth have Horses?""Someone must, but I know we largely visited Loran for that sort of thing.""Guys I said dogs, not horses.""I'll call my brother.""I'll call my cousin.""Guys?""Fox hunts." Alex tells you. "Anyone who has horses will be familiar with them and would therefore know where to find hunting dogs."Roll 2d12 to see how quickly you could get a hunting/tracking dog.
>>32085432Could we add fox hunting attire to our list of holographic outfits? Please?>2d121
Rolled 12>>32085571Forgot the die...1
>>32085432I'll do the second set in 10 minutes, and the last one 15 minutes later if nobody has rolled by then to keep things going.
Rolled 3, 7 = 10>>32085432Here's some dice
Rolled 6, 9 = 15>>32085432
>>32085432Oh god.... OH GOD! Motherfucking Fox hunting! I feel bad for those Horses what with us in power armor and all that... Oh god my sides!
Alex manages to get hold of a relative and an hour later heads off to a nearby landing field to pick up the dog. Arthur's own contacts report it would take 3 hours so he gives up on that and suggests heading out as soon as possible. "If we form a perimeter out on the other side of the bunkers and sweep back towards the start point it should give us a good chance of finding it. Just keep most of the cars at altitude using thermal and EM."Mike offers to sweep the bunkers since they'll be less chaotic than the interiors of natural caves."Alex when you get back see if you can pick up a trail on your end. Maybe we'll get lucky.""So for those Fox hunts, isn't that dangerous letting a fox into the wild?" you ask once airborne."They have tracking implants put in them before they're released.""Isn't that cheating?""They're only used if anything goes wrong since the animals are worth quite a bit of money. If it's smart enough to escape the dogs all the more reason for someone catch it alive later. Makes the future hunts more difficult and interesting.">>32085571>Could we add fox hunting attire to our list of holographic outfits?Yes.>>32086127>OH GOD! Motherfucking Fox hunting! I feel bad for those Horses what with us in power armor and all that... Oh god my sides!Getting on a horse with your Recon armor would not be advisable. Your jumpsuit would be light enough.>Could we position sensors along likely routes of movement like the river and areas that might allow movement between areas that might be a bit more cliff-like?The 3 blue dots are where the aerocars will be positioned to scan the area.You have 5 sensor packages. (Unless you remove the one from your arm.) Where would you like them positioned on the map?
>>32086244>The 3 blue dots are where the aerocars will be positioned to scan the area.How much of an area can they cover?
>>32086349This is an approximate. You'll have access to another vehicle once Alex arrives with the dog unless you want to call in a shuttle or two.Did you want Sonia to assist in checking out either of the bunkers or cave systems? You do have a short range camera drone.
>>32086535Do the sensor packages have the same range as the cars?>You'll have access to another vehicle once Alex arrives with the dog unless you want to call in a shuttle or two.I'd favor to escalate things slowly, so not right now.>Did you want Sonia to assist in checking out either of the bunkers or cave systems? You do have a short range camera drone.Our sonar, stealth system, and grappling hook are probably more useful in the cave systems. Regular medium power armor should be well suited to the bunker complexes.I'd suggest that Sonia checks the caves.
>>32086639>Do the sensor packages have the same range as the cars?They'll be at ground level so less. Let's say half the range if placed well.>Our sonar, stealth system, and grappling hook are probably more useful in the cave systems. Regular medium power armor should be well suited to the bunker complexes.>I'd suggest that Sonia checks the caves.Anyone/everyone in favor of this?There are 3 smaller cave systems near the deployed cars. Did you want to start with those, one that's mid way between the bunkers, or the one that's closer to the starting area?
>>32086770>They'll be at ground level so less. Let's say half the range if placed well.In that case I'd favor this placement. If Alex and Arthur have hunting experience, it's probably a good idea to ask them if our deployment plan is good.
>>32086990"It looks good, though keeping one off to the other side might be handy. Then again Alex should be here soon."Once Alex has arrived he sets out with a few others and the dogs. The family you're helping has dropped off a sample to provide a comparison and eventually the dogs are able to pick up a trail. "We're heading south. It looks like we'll eventually reach the river." Alex promises to keep you updated but warns that progress could be slow. The IFV will be tailing them which can be used for some of the dogs to rest in while others resume tracking. The area covered is expected to be larger than they're used to.>>32083607http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nk-arwL9IYDo you have any preference for caves, or will you wait to see if there is any progress with the rest of the search before committing to potentially uncomfortable situations?You would have to be shooting at me to get me to go into one of those caves.
>>32087419>Do you have any preference for caves, or will you wait to see if there is any progress with the rest of the search before committing to potentially uncomfortable situations?We can at least start exploring the caves with our camera drone.I'd also like to explore these Terran bunkers once we've found the warrel.
Rolled 56, 12 = 68Mike begins his exploration of the larger bunker.>>32087555>We can at least start exploring the caves with our camera drone.Roll 3d60 To explore the 3 nearest cave systems. I'm working on the assumption that you guys want to check these three first since no one will specify.
Rolled 25>>32088165>nearest cave systemsI really have no clue how we could decide if one is a more likely hiding place than another.1
Rolled 49, 12, 33 = 94>>32088165
Rolled 31, 40, 7 = 78>>32088165We're batReynard!
>>32088165and make sure our flashlight batteries are charged. I don't want to get eaten by a grue
>>32082345FOR HOUSE AND DOMINION'Oh shit, it's Monday?!' edition
Despite the absolute pain in the ass editing is once the page is uploaded I'm still determined to put up versions of each thread missing images and text on the wiki.If anyone has any suggestions that would make this process easier I would be happy to hear them. Foolz has no copies of some of the images so a few are thumbnails. http://houseanddominion.wikia.com/wiki/H%26D-SCit41C_-XIV-The first cave is deceptively easy to survey. A quick look around the upper levels of the case system while the camera drone floats around takes twenty five minutes. The next cave interior is more difficult taking six minutes longer than the previous, mostly because of extended forks branching off.Attempting to pick up the pace it's nearly 33 minutes to finish the third.By the time you reach the surface after the last cave tour Mike has explored half of the closer bunker complex."There are old vehicle bays here large enough for starfighters, a few Tanks, any number of things.""How has the old equipment held up?""Rusted down to almost nothing. If there was any useable trit it must have been scavenged when the site was abandoned. No power and the concrete is compromised in a few places. Still I think it could survive a nuke going off outside of 2km.""Watch out for traps and try not to get eaten." You reply.Alex is making slow progress with the dogs, but it is progress."We haven't even reached the river yet.""You have got the be kidding me."[ ] Timeskip. Hold positions until Alex makes some progress.[ ] Explore one or more of the other caves (Specify) With or without backup?
>>32089595>If anyone has any suggestions that would make this process easier I would be happy to hear them.Sorry, can't help with that at all. I don't know if anonfiles deletes stuff, but I should still have the files for the backup of that one thread I uploaded there.>[X] Explore one or more of the other caves (Specify) With or without backup?Explore the two northern cave systems. We should definitely take 2 or 3 people in armor with us, hunting alone tends to be a rather foolish idea against stuff that has the chance to fight back.
>>32089595[x] Explore one or more cavesI'm thinking Sonia should slowly work her way down-stream and investigating any caves along the way.Better to be semi-productive while we have static assets positioned to lay in wait, and we might spot signs of the beast passing or intercept it.
Rolled 26, 22 = 48Do you guys want to seal off the entrances of caves you've already explored? Say with boulders, or if you wanted a more permanent solution explosives?>>32089844I made sure to save that one to my HD since your copy was better than mine.>Explore the two northern cave systems. We should definitely take 2 or 3 people in armor with us, hunting alone tends to be a rather foolish idea against stuff that has the chance to fight back.Hitting the two smaller ones to the north should take around a half hour each if the last three were any indication.Roll 2d20 for potential combat.
Rolled 3>>32090049>Roll 2d20 for potential combat.1>Rolled 26, 22 = 48Good grief.
Rolled 1, 3 = 4>>32090049
>>32089159>and make sure our flashlight batteries are charged. I don't want to get eaten by a grue>>32090120>>32090111
Rolled 16, 12 = 28>>32090049Would it be possible to instead clear the ground by the entrances so that any passage is a very clear print? Say in sand/dirt? Or just plop down a claymore and a warning sign at any it isn't possible to do this at? (and mark the location for later retrieval)
>>32090164Yay, based anon saved the day.
All these low rolls...>>32090164And then this guy shows up.Clearing the foliage around the entrance of each cave is a little time consuming, as is putting up fluorescent warning markers, but once the claymore mines are placed you'd say it's worth the effort.Mike has some trouble with the remainder of the bunker. Parts of the habitat wing have collapsed contrary to his previous estimates about how sturdy the site was."I'm moving on to the next bunker."The dogs seem to be having trouble maintaining the trail. Apparently they're a bit too used to hunting for fox."I think it crossed the river." "Are you sure?""Not in the slightest. Arthur, are these things strong swimmers? The river current here is rather fast.""I can't say. It was mostly scrub land outside of major cities where we were hunting them."At Alex's current progress it will take more than 3 Hours to reach the other bunker provided the Warrel went up stream.[ ] Timeskip. Hold positions until Alex makes some progress.[ ] Explore more of the other caves (Specify)
>>32090482>[X] Explore more of the other caves (Specify)Check the small ones close to our current position, then go for the slightly larger ones west of where Alex is right now.
>>32090482[X] Explore more of the other caves (Specify)How about that large cavern/bunker right next to the river, like right in the middle of the dog and Alex. I mean it's the largest and closest to the river, good spot if you are planing to spawn a large horde of monster freaks?
Rolled 13, 23 = 36>>32090587"Way ahead of you. I'm checking out the west entrance now." Reports Mike.>>32090546>>32090616Roll 2d60
Rolled 52>>32090686I would suggest you should start rolling for the Warrel, but I fear it would be 90+ from then on.>Roll 2d601
Rolled 11, 22 = 33>>32090686Is this the first time we use a 60 dice?
Rolled 57, 26 = 83>>32090686inb4 gunfire in caves
Rolled 32>>32090795For how much of an hour you're taking.Alex is continuing at the same pace, though some of the Marines are suggesting taking the IFV farther up the river to see if the dogs can pick up the trail there.Mike's team makes it part of the way into the bunker but trigger a blast door. They manage to prevent it from closing long enough to escape but a few of their rifles are destroyed and one of their suits will need repairs to the arm servos. "We'll help you look around outside for a bit. Until the suits can be repaired I'm not going into those bunkers."
"Alex it's going to be nightfall shortly." You warn."The dogs can keep going for another two hours before we have to stop." He responds. "We can still resume with one of the better rested ones shortly after. They can see well enough in the dark. There's enough illumination from the orbital platforms."Do you wish to continue the search into the night?Before sundown do you wish to:[ ] Timeskip.[ ] Explore more of the other caves or bunkers. (Specify)
>>32091102>Do you wish to continue the search into the night?Do the others have the necessary equipment? I wouldn't really want anybody out there without vision equipment.>[ ] Explore more of the other caves or bunkers. (Specify)Cave system south-east of Alex's current location.
>>32091213>Do the others have the necessary equipment?Basic Marine armor has thermal and night vision as standard. The Power cell suits also have equivalent systems.>Cave system south-east of Alex's current location.Roll 2d60
Rolled 34, 4 = 38>>32091346
Rolled 58>>32091346>Roll 2d601
Rolled 1, 27 = 28>>32091346Here is hoping we find them soon.
It takes you an hour to search the cave system closer to the residential area. It could have taken much longer but the drone is really paying off.When you emerge the Marines from Mike's team report that some of the wildlife in the area near Alex's team is acting a bit different from the rest of the region. Their thermal readings from the air show things to be a bit more skittish. It's possible they can hear the dogs barking as they search. Alex's team did find a deer carcass along their path, then a second one forty minutes later."How old are they?""The second one is five or six hours old.""About when we started looking then.""Do you want us to converge on the area or hold our positions?" Asks Arthur. "If we can get some better coverage of the region from the air perhaps we can see it when it takes down an animal."You still have shuttles in reserve. Bring one or more of them in? If not where do you wish to position Mike's aerocar team?
>>32091688Let's bring one in so we can find it, kill it and get this over with.
>>32091755"Copy that. Where do you want us sir?"
>>32091850We aint got much to go on but it seems to be moving in the direction of the large bunker so searching around the river in that area seems like a good idea.
>>32091755Actually, we may want to move the aerocars roughly in the formation they're in at this point.Bring them in a sweep on a roughly 1'oclock heading. It should end up being a net-like search, barring the creature doubling back.It also covers the majority of both river banks, and lets us more-or-less pivot our mobile assets into the fixed sensors we set up.
The shuttle takes up position above the bend in the river. You meet up with Mike and Alex at the IFV which is now approaching the river again. >>32092070You contact the other cars and tell them to begin a slow but steady advance in your direction."Why don't you have your car up helping the shuttle look for it?" Asks Mike in between fixing suit components."The shuttle has better ground attack sensors than the aerocars and marines do. They don't need me getting in the way.""If you say so. You know I think these bunkers are actually predate the annexation of the planet? They may have been built in the early terraforming stages.""Mike there's barely any Redwood in the region.""I don't know about that but the construction is closer to a thousand years old than to 700.""That and half the trees here are a poor choice for Dreminth." Adds Alex. "Dro'all introduced plants have nearly overwhelmed the smaller ones.""This is all very entertaining guys, but let's find this monster and kill it before beginning an archaeological expedition."Roll 2d100
Rolled 45, 74 = 119>>32092271Let's see this thing trying to hide from TECHNOLOGY!That aside I wonder how many of these bunkers are secretly in use as crime bases, drug factorys, dead drops or other such things.
Rolled 66, 63 = 129>>32092271>>32092271>Bunkers predate the annexation of the planet>Early terraforming daysI know what needs to be searched after this.
Rolled 63>>32092271>Roll 2d100The hounds have failed, now we'll catch it with science.SCIENCE!
Rolled 73, 37 = 110>>32092271A huntin we will go, a huntin we will go
You aren't alone out here it seems. The IR sensors spot a lone hunter cresting one of the ridge lines, spotting the shuttle then making a run for it."Poacher?""Most likely.""We have a possible contact.""Where?"The shuttle crew uploads the data on the contact point then sends you their IR records. Something's been killed nearby just before the shuttle swept the area. The heat signature was beginning to fade out and it was being dragged but the shape was indistinct. If you didn't know better you might think it was a bear but they were never introduced to the planet.Do you want to have Alex keep checking trail just in case?[ ] Land a team (Specify team size & Composition)[ ] Bombard the cave opening[ ] Other
>>32092828>[ ] Land a team (Specify team size & Composition)Us, Mike.Do you want to have Alex keep checking trail just in case? Yes
>>32092828[x] Land a team: Sonia, Mike + marines with themAlex continues on the trail, just in case.Sonia & drone on point, Mike + marines in support.I'm thinking X-ray laser, with no regard for maintaining cloak, if that increases the damage to flesh.
>>32092911Sounds good to me.
Rolled 7, 6 = 13Plasma pistol: CheckX-ray laser: CheckHF-blade: Check"Let's do this. I'm on point. If it jumps me I would prefer that you shoot it before I get killed.""Copy that."Mike arms up with his trusty shotgun, the gauntlets from his power cell armor replaced with gloves from a suit of Marine armor."Hadn't finished repairs yet. I'll be fine.""You sure?""If it get me by the hands I have more serious problems than worrying about keeping them in one piece.""Alex, Arthur, if anything goes wrong...""Make sure it doesnt escape?" Volunteers Arthur."No, get in there and save our asses."Approaching the cave you can see a trail from a body being dragged along with blood on occasion. Detaching the Camera drone you send it in ahead then follow after a few seconds. Rifle at the ready you enter the cave which is thankfully tall enough that you don't have to crouch. That would have been annoying.Roll 1d20 for camera drone
Rolled 2>>32093243>"If it get me by the handsWe could set you up with a nice augmented arm, Mike. One with shark scales.
Rolled 1>>32093243LIVE, CAMERA DRONE
Rolled 17>>32093319Ofcourse I forget to switch dice. I will now slap my own balls in punishment.
Rolled 3>>32093243>Roll 1d20 for camera droneWell, here we go.
>>32093344Whoa, thank RNGesus you managed to roll before me.
>>32093344You literally just saved our asses.
>>32093368>>32093379Do I still have to slap our balls? Cause I really do not want to.Sciences lledmetIs our drone trying to speak to me through the captcha?
Rolled 7, 5 = 12The camera drone manages to perform a survey of the cave system and return. It's nearly bitten while passing through an intersection but still manages to return mostly intact.It seems the Warrel is currently at an intersection on the left from the main entrance. "Take a Left, a right then another left and it should be straight ahead." You tell the others while marking it on your HUD. The first passage off to the left is a bit tight though. Your plan of attack? Roll 2d20 to get through the tunnels.
Rolled 17>>32093632>Your plan of attack?Consult Arthur. He has the most experience dealing with these things.Call our hover cars back and have them watch the area in case there's another exit from this cave system.>Roll 2d20 to get through the tunnels.1
Rolled 8, 16 = 24>>32093632We stealth and take point as move into the cave. As we take the second left we hold our little beach head for a few seconds, and make sure the beast does not rush the team as they round the corner, while the rest of the team that has followed us takes up positions with us. Then we shoot it, a lot.>>32093716Having birds in the sky is a good point should it try make a run for it.
Rolled 13, 11 = 24>>32093632Set up in the longer tunnel that leads to the intersection, with Mike and a marine hiding around that dogleg toward the entrance. Use the drone to get the Warrel's attention and bring it toward us.Shoot with X-ray laser, have Mike & marines flank if it keeps coming.
"We've confirmed it's here. Get all air units to surround the area in case there's a back entrance.">Consult Arthur. He has the most experience dealing with these things."We fought it in scrub land, not in a cave. Don't let it get close and make your shots count. What else... you know a Shallan Fusion gun would be idea in a cave system like that!""We don't have any Arthur, we tought we'd be fighting it in a Forest.""That's unfortunate."Just as well. The back blast would have been a problem too once the shockwave reflected off the enclosed walls."I'll remain on point and use my camo to get close. Once I've secure the approach everyone gets in behind me and we'll try to take up positions farther down the tunnel away from it. With luck we can fill it full of long range fire before it can get close. Mike, I want you behind that corner with your shotgun in case that plan doesn't work out.""Right." He unchambers his shotgun then loads a few rounds of a different type "Mono tipped flechettes."Moving up your sonar and other sensors detect movement in the tunnels. The drone must have disturbed it.Still, you manage to get your people into position. "Ready.""Where is it?"It's pulled back around the curve of the cave a bit."Your sonar begins to pick up what can only be the sounds of digging. It's trying to tunnel it's way out.[ ] Advance[ ] Grenades[ ] Try to draw it out (Specify)[ ] Other
>>32094274Inform the rest of our troops that it's trying to tunnel out.What kind of grenades did the others bring? I don't really want to use a HE in this environment.
[x] Scout/draw out with droneSonia advances to where she can toss a grenade if needed.If the Warrel takes the bait, have the drone flee to the NW passage if we're too close, and shoot it in the back with the X-ray gun. If it ignores the drone, advance around the corner and X-ray gun the fucker in the flank/ass.If it manages to tunnel further, grenades into the hole after it, track with sonar and have someone with a big gun greet it.
"Shuttle team, it's trying to dig it's way out. Get ready to blast if it gets out.">>32094390>What kind of grenades did the others bring?Mostly Frag and a few stun pulse.
>>32094440>If the Warrel takes the bait, have the drone flee to the NW passage if we're too closeSo past you? Or towards the marines?You and Mike are currently holding the corner while the marines are positioned in a rough firing line farther down the tunnel.>shoot it in the back with the X-ray gun. If it ignores the drone, advance around the corner and X-ray gun the fucker in the flank/ass.>If it manages to tunnel further, grenades into the hole after it, track with sonar and have someone with a big gun greet it.Other than that everyone else okay with this?
>>32094451Well, that's fortunate. Let's spam stun grenades, then. If that doesn't work, frags.
Rolled 18, 14 = 32So a mix of camera drone and stun grenades?Roll 2d20
>>32094587>>32094591so Scout with drone, stun grenades and then X-ray gun the hopefully lethargic creature in the ass?combines both our plans nicely, I think>>32094587Also, does that positioning mean the Warrel is trying to dig out next to the entrance?
Rolled 16>>32094804Sounds good to me.>Roll 2d201
>>32094817>Also, does that positioning mean the Warrel is trying to dig out next to the entrance?Yes. >>32094804That was supposed to be:Roll 3d20!
Rolled 14, 15 = 29>>32094804Oh yes, there will be cooked flesh
Rolled 4>>32094835>>32094849And the third one.
Rolled 19>>32094867and a third roll to that set.
Rolled 7, 7, 20 = 34>>32094835
"Camera drone, go!" You hurl the baseball sized device around the corner. It soon corrects for the strength of the throw and heads down the passege to harass the Warrel.The digging noise stops."That seems to be effecti-"The drone signal cuts out accompanied by a loud crunch noise on the sonar."Motherfucker broke my drone. Stun grenades!"The Marines toss you a pair of the spherical devises which mike sets for you. Activating your camo you head around the corner and toss them down the passage.The dull thuds from them firing off eho through the caves followed by what should be the noice of the beast collapsing... nope. Instead a fearsome roar issues from the tunnel."Arthur, when they roar does that mean we've pissed them off?""It means you've pissed them off, yes.""Oh good. INCOMING!" The beast charges down the corridor, coming into view of the Marines who each open fire. Once it gets clear of the corner you and Mike open up as well, though it's difficult to tell if you were responsible for any of the more serious damage. The Marines rounds had already torn into it's front by that point and the body slides to a halt.Everyone fires until they've emptied their magazines, or in your case when the overheat warning becomes a problem. The remains are on fire as a result of your laser, blood splattered everywhere from the bullet hits. You all take a moment to reload and look over your handiwork."That was riveting sir. I suppose we have to destroy the remains now?" Asks one of your vets.[ ] Snag a trophy![ ] Better stick to the agreement. Destroy it all.
>>32095501>[X] Better stick to the agreement. Destroy it all.Grab a bit of it as proof for the family who hired us, but otherwise that thing has to go.If we really want a trophy, we can probably get us one once where back in Shallan space.Also, see if there's anything left of our drone.
>>32095501[x]Other: cut it open to see if it was pregnant[x] Destroy the corpse & the blood spray[x] Recover drone bits and stun grenades[x] Ensure there aren't Warrel eggs or something in the cave, by the corpse it dragged into here...
Take a blood sample for R&D?
>>32095602Sounds good to me.
>>32095602Can't argue with that.
Pulling out your HF blade you first cut the remains of it's head off to be sure there's no possible way it's alive then you cut it's body open. Despite the exterior being on fire in patches and much of it's front having been blown open the interior still has plenty of squishy bloody guts inside now spilling everywhere. And now you're having flash backs to your first real HF-blade massacre on the Forbearance with blood scattered everywhere in that control room. Most other times since you've been too busy to take it in or you were setting things on fire with the fusion gun."Can anyone tell me if this thing looks pregnant?"The consensus seems to be no. It wasn't quite full grown yet. "Good."You scalp part of it with your blade to take as proof, then give the order to burn it."Nothing left, not even the blood." The shuttle puts down and those aboard hand over some incendiaries and other flammables which soon fill the caves with smoke. The remains of the deer that were killed are also destroyed as are any signs that it was trying to dig a way out. "I'm glad no one was hurt, I just wish the drone wasn't destroyed.""You can buy a new one with the reward money." Points out Mike."Twelve million split more than twenty ways? It'll pay for one certainly but I wish it didn't come out of the reward money."Alex eventually arrives. It seems the dogs would have sent him here eventually."It doubled back a few times near the river. Are we done?""We're done." You throw the proof into a container then wash yourself off before the next flight."Alex we're going to see about this reward."
>>32096024At least we'll get to explore an ancient bunker complex. We could take Bekka and her friends with us.
>>32096024Alex contacts the family and soon the two of you arrive at the mansion that you'd previously not been given the address for in case anything had gone wrong.It seems police and medical teams have come and gone, dealing with whatever accident the rest of the family claimed had happened. "Did you find it?" Asks a woman with grey hair as she exits the building. "We've taken care of your problem." Replies Alex. You hand over the case with the small portion of remains. Evidently the smell from its death is still clinging to it as the woman gags and puts the lid back on before handing it back."Thank you, I certainly believe you now. As agreed upon we'll transfer 12 million to an account of your choice for doing us this favor."Hold on, before they'd said 12 million was all they had available at the moment.>Press for more Y/N?If so how much?
>>32096250>Press for more Y/N?12 million seems like a fair payment for the work we've done, even if they have more money available. And nobody got hurt.Also, if we want to keep getting this kind of job, I doubt a reputation for demanding more pay afterwards would help.
"We still need adequate coverage should the actual owners of the land to the south decide to charge us with hunting illegaly." Alex adds. "There was another poacher out there who saw our shuttle, and the air traffic monitors would have records of our movements.""I'm sure we can straighten those out. Now that the banking is taken care of I need to get back to preparing the mansion for sale.""You're not keeping it?" you ask."No, my son bought it so he could work on his crazy schemes without troubling the rest of the family as much. Obviously that didn't work out well."Speaking of troubling the family you'll need to talk to mom and dad about the school thing for Bekka. Hey, you actually made enough off this hunting trip to have paid for the school upgrades. Interesting coincidence.As for a cover story about where you've been, hunting trip would seem like an adequate excuse.
Stopping here for the night. Tomorrow will be a bit odd because of various appointments I'll have to rush to at different points through the day. As a result I'm not entirely certain when I'll be resuming. Late morning then stopping for a couple of hours in the afternoon?>>32096105>At least we'll get to explore an ancient bunker complex. We could take Bekka and her friends with us.What sort of gear would you like to bring on this expedition?
>>32096799>What sort of gear would you like to bring on this expedition?We'll need somebody, or some kind of device, to tell us if the area we're currently in is structurally sound.Something to detect mines and traps would probably useful as well.If we bring the kids, can we have them wear marine armor?
Did Duncan and the PIs have much luck tracking down the kidnappers or did the trail stop at Lagunov?
>>32096882>If we bring the kids, can we have them wear marine armor?Yes, or armor of an equivalent grade.After talking to Bekka it seems that the other kids are unavailable for the trip according to their parents.>>32098377They caught the people who modded the car but the trail mainly ended with them or the clones. They're now helping to try and locate the last of the ransom money below the city.
>>32096799Climbing gear. Food supplies, flares, lights, a phase pistol for Bekka. Medical supplies in case something goes wrong.
NEWS! Former privateer Captain Selena Crayton has joined the Factions Alliance under a lifetime contract. The Terrans have lodged a formal protest claiming that she was not part of the South Reach league and as such should not be able to seek similar protection as a member. The Alliance have responded that the protest and complaint are irrelevant, she's now a serving officer of the Alliance fleet and as such will be protected against prosecution by the Terrans.The political flailing this move has prompted is amusing to say the least. Crayton may be one of the few people to know how to manufacture SP Torpedoes that are outside Terran means to control.A message from Winifred states that "This may change things."
>>32101220When we get back to the front we're going to meet her and laugh about how we almost killed each other that one time in the smugglers run. I wonder if this means Winifred is willing to begin project Steal the Terran Device or STD?Oh boy, now my imagination is running wild with stealthed BC fleets that fires Mark 1 Dominion type SP's while stealthed and wiping out entire fleets without even being seen. We'll create our own factions! With Sharks and a ban on clones!>The political flailing"Give her here!""No!""Give her HERE!""No! I don't wana!""Hand her over or else!""Your mom dident complain when I handed her over!""What does that even mean?!"
Going to have to pile on the security protection on her to prevent The Terran to go all black ops on her.
>>32101220We should send her a gift with the note "sorry I tried to kill you that one time"
>>32101220We should probably send her a polite message of congratulations and a note about how we're glad we don't have to ram ships into her ship anymore. That was getting dangerous.We probably owe her a drink or two over that.And we should ask if she is looking for a new ship. RSS might be able to help.>>32096799>gear for bunker expeditionpeople. People with breaching charges, some stone/armor blocks to put under blast doors (that we could crawl under, if they tried to shut. There has to be something that can jam/withstand doors like that) and maybe an intrusion expert or two?
>>32101220I thought we faked her death?
>>32101220Send her a message."Congratulations on your promotion."
And we're back! Totally nothing going wrong. Whatsoever. >>32101472What are they going to do, kill an experienced active duty Alliance officer now fighting the Neeran? Setting a precedent in this case would be dangerous.>Whatareyougoingtodostabme.jpg>>32101829>"I'll likely have to fake her death. "She was going to come back eventually.>>32101612>>32101859"Congratulations on your promotion.""Thank you. It sure felt like a long time." "Sorry I tried to kill you that one time.""I can honestly say that isn't an apology I hear very often.">>32101637>We should probably send her a polite message of congratulations and a note about how we're glad we don't have to ram ships into her ship anymore. That was getting dangerous.>We probably owe her a drink or two over that.This is being included in the gift card.>And we should ask if she is looking for a new ship. RSS might be able to help.The Alliance has provided her with a ship and crew. One that should be less likely to murder her and throw her corpse to the Terrans.>>32101637>People with breaching charges, some stone/armor blocks to put under blast doorsReaching the bunker the team has brought along a number of girders that should prop the blast doors open. A few reinforced concrete blocks are also off loaded from the shuttle as a just in case."The blast doors all drop from the ceiling so they should be easy to stop from closing sir. Your power armor should be able to lift them as long as they don't reach the floor.""What happens then?""Mag locks. We don't know how strong they are. The impact could help charge them."The breaching charges you've brought along should be able to punch through the closed door, they'll just be inconvenient."Let's go exploring!"Roll 1d100!
>>32102272I had figured a fake name really
Rolled 52>>32102272caaaaaave exploring with the sister
Rolled 65>>32102272Boom!Power armor on 100?
Rolled 90>>32102404>65A whole load of junk, probably.
Proceeding into the bunker you're faced with a long corridor large and wide enough to drive vehicles down. Not starfighters like the other base, but definitely ground vehicles like IFV's and some classes of tanks. The floor is made of sturdy enough material to survive tracks. The first corridor on the left seems to have been built with plans for future development. Other than a few small storage spaces nearby there isn't much here. Off into the main complex your people begin to detect radiation levels slightly above background output. Bekka glances around a corner then retreats, calling you to take a look.A nuclear warhead has been cracked open and the fuel removed. "It's safe, but watch your step." Warns one of the specialists.After a few more minutes exploring the air area it comes up safe, or lacking any major traps and explosives. There are a pair of sentry guns in the bunker but both have been out of power for a long time. It looks like the people here removed the fissile material from a few warheads and used it in a nuclear reactor to keep the power on."It should be safe to look around now sir, but try to remain in teams." You and Bekka are warned.Roll 4d100 for recovered artifacts.
Rolled 25, 11, 73, 54 = 163>>32102773>sentry gun get!
Rolled 37>>32102773>Roll 4d1001
Rolled 95, 99, 34, 44 = 272>>32102773
Rolled 97, 34, 35, 21 = 187>>32102773DICEDICEDICE
Rolled 9, 58, 34, 8 = 109>>32102814>>32102834>>32102850you can stop rolling now...
>>32102773>possibly could get a tankFucking awesome. Museum piece tank for the trophy room.
Rolled 4There are a number of sealed and it looks like still operational weapons classed as EFP Pulse Rifles. One of them is a five barrel gatling design that can hook into a backpack mounted magazine."Nothing too unusual.""Sir, the rounds for these weapons are quite unusual.""How so?""These are all smart rounds.""Guided?""Barely, but they're explosive. Fusing is set when fired so that they detonate near their target. Most create an explosively formed penetrator, a few of them are fragmentation. It's in an odd calibur so finding ammo for them would be difficult.""Sonia we found something cool!" Shouts Bekka.In another of the rooms are flight packs with thick meter long wings sticking out to either side. Quite sturdy and expensive looking they could probably match the performance of an aerocar for a short distance."What sort of power plant does it have?""Looks like they tried to scale down a starfighter reactor to half it's size sir. These might be a progenitor to Terran jump jet suits. It's not power armor by any stretch, but with some tweaking it could carry one. Without anything heavy aboard somebody could stay aloft most of a day."As the search continues the team finds the hull of a repulsor tank, which will need help to be moved, and a field fabrication unit. The unit itself could probably be restored though it's well out of date. On it are production specs for one of the pieces of equipment you found.1=EFP Pulse Rifle2=EFP Gatling Pulse Rifle3=Ammo4=Flying packs5=Fast Repulsor Tank6=Mini Fusion reactor
>>32101220Welp. That is going to change things.No doubt going to have to visit here when we get to the front lines.>>32103454>Fabricator has plans for the Flying packsOh...oh this is too good.
>>32103454Wow.We really need to start up a ground based version of RSS for exploring decrepit bunkers and lost research facilities.
>>32103454"It looks like the specs for those flight packs are still in here sir. They must have been working on repairing them when this place was abandoned. It's too bad we can't produce a reactor that will fit them.""Can't we reverse engineer it?""We could but the technology is a thousand years out of date sir. Even if we could build it there's no guarantee we'd be able to tweak it to work as efficiently. I'd suggest commissioning one of the big power system companies to design a new reactor based on current tech then modify the flight pack to make it fit. If you'll excuse me sir, I need to see about getting a cargo mover that can lift that Tank."Bekka walks over once you're available."So this land, it's not owned by any Nobles yet, right?""Right, it's being held by the House to be awarded to a Knight some time in the future. Provided they don't give them land out in South Reach instead.""So does that mean we're stealing all this stuff from the House right now?">What say?
>>32103454At first I thought we got to choose then I took another look at the post, ah well.What makes the EFP weapons different from regular pulse weapons? Could the ammo be reversed engineered so we could produce them with the caliber of... oh I don't know, 20mm?The reactor certainly needs to be looked over. Perhaps we could make some improvements on it?Also>flight packsHarakoni warhawks!Can it be fitted on Marine armor or Power Cell armor?>>32103701"Stealing is such a harsh word, I prefer salvaging. That is if we ever where here in the first place, heck we don't even know this place exists. Besides, it's not like the House wont benefit from this with a bit of work."
>>32103701"Reclaiming lost goods."
>>32103755>What makes the EFP weapons different from regular pulse weapons? The "Pulse" in the case of these weapons is the Explosively Formed Penetrator their rounds create.Normal pulse pistols (and phase rifles when modified) fire a phased energy beam or a short phased energy pulse like starship weapons. Most rifles fire in beam mode as it gives them a longer range.>Could the ammo be reversed engineered so we could produce them with the caliber of... oh I don't know, 20mm?Yes, though they would not be compatible with your current repulsor rifle. The rounds and rifle would need to be modified, though this feature could be added to future versions of the weapon.>The reactor certainly needs to be looked over. Perhaps we could make some improvements on it?For the flight pack certainly. If you donated one of them to R&D it could potentially assist the repulsor armor development process. Unfortunately you only have 1 working flight pack atm.You turn to Bekka."Stealing is such a harsh word, I prefer salvaging. That is if we ever were here in the first place, heck we don't even know this place exists! Besides, it's not like the House wont benefit from this with a bit of work."Bekka looks at you and slowly shakes her head. "What would Mom say if she could see you now? Like if I just recorded this conversation with the helmet mission recorder?"Uh... did she just. Wait, she still wants you to talk to mom about staying at her old school!>Your orders?I have to step out again for a bit Hopefully will be back in less than 2 hours. Discuss your plans regarding Bekka.
>>32104004half-jokingly"Bekka you try to blackmail me and remember I have a warship in orbit and know where you live."
>>32104004"I think our mother would be a lot more saddened that you're blackmailing someone to remain in what she considers a vulnerable position. More than she would be if she found her eldest purloining artifacts from derelict bunkers."
>>32104004>Your orders?"She would probably be very upset that you tried to blackmail me instead of talking properly about things with your family.">Bekka, I am disappoint
>>32104004"Oh you kinda make me proud here by trying to blackmail me. Unfortunately I have a warship in orbit and I know where you live. Not to mention all the fun things I can take away from you. Remember you can only blackmail if you have an advantage or you are a good liar like this. Oh Bekka, I think our mother would be a lot more saddened that you're blackmailing your own sister, more so than if she found out her eldest is purloining artifacts from derelict abandoned bunkers.">>32104042>>32104058Took the liberty of combining stuff here.
>>32104004"I really shouldn't have said anything when the topic of school came up, to be honest.""If you're really that committed to staying, why don't you expend your efforts on trying to convince them?"
>>32104004>"What would Mom say if she could see you now? Like if I just recorded this conversation with the helmet mission recorder?""That you should have waited on your blackmailing until your only copy of the recording isn't in arms reach of me?"
>>32104004seconding >>32104184 & >>32104264
>>32104004"You forget who the people surrounding you would side with, Bekka. And who has arranged for you to take part in all the extracurricular activities you and your squad take part in."Undo her helmet, remove/wipe/destroy the mission recorder. Have someone hold her if needed."The next time you threaten me with blackmail, you can pay for everything yourself."There are some things you don't joke about, like clone coups, clone intel operatives turned mercs, impending Neeran invasion, and threatening to tell mom on us.
>>32104387I think that's a tad too harsh.
>>32104004"Go ahead. Tell mother. It's not like I can un-explore this place."
>>32104004Unrelated to Bekka. I think it would be cool if we could fit the jump pack to Power Cell armor. Highly mobile heavy infantry th- I wonder if the reactor in it could be a substitute for cells in the Power Cell armor? Then it would be one step closer to proper mass produced power armor and would be able to last longer without needing to refuel. Am I just throwing out random words there or am I making any sense?
>>32104722>Am I just throwing out random words there or am I making any sense?Roll a d2 to find out!
>>32104722I dunno dude but we've now basically got a hovertank.
>>32104004>"What would Mom say if she could see you now? Like if I just recorded this conversation with the helmet mission recorder?">Uh... did she just. Wait, she still wants you to talk to mom about staying at her old school!"Bekka, are you trying to confuse me into inaction or something? I mean, you know i have a soft spot for cute adorable little sibling thing going on, and on the other side I am always confrontational."" Please do not continue this idea or i might get a blue screen of death from indecision."
>>32104722We could go for crisis suit. I mean, without the jets its pretty big meaning it is going to be best a flight harness/recharger pack.But if we go with a micromech crisis suit style....
>>32105481These things might be pretty handy when boarding Neeran ships, as the crew spaces will have to be larger to accommodate them.
"That you should have waited on your blackmailing until your only copy of the recording isn't in arms reach of me?"She begins to sputter for a moment trying to figure out how best o respond. "Uh- d- ah- w-well. Shit.""Oh you kinda make me proud here by trying to blackmail me. Unfortunately I have a warship in orbit and I know where you live. Not to mention all the fun things I can take away from you. Remember you can only blackmail if you have an advantage or you are a good liar like this. Oh Bekka, I think our mother would be a lot more saddened that you're blackmailing your own sister, more so than if she found out her eldest is purloining artifacts from derelict abandoned bunkers."Your words take effect for a moment but it passes more quickly than you would have liked. Soon her demeanor changes to the familiar short tempered self you prevented from getting into fights for so long when you were younger."I wouldn't need to if you put in those upgrades like you told me you were going to! What happened to that?""I changed my mind.""Because Mom and Dad told you to. Tell me I'm wrong!"The more things change the more they stay the same. Without your armor and training it's possible Bekka could actually be dangerous to you now, but since you have both all she could do at this moment is wail away uselessly.It's evident that she still needs discipline. Tell her she's going to the new school? >Y/N?
>>32105684>It's evident that she still needs discipline. Tell her she's going to the new school? "I promised mom we would talk about this, and you're currently not doing yourself any favors. If you want to have a decent chance of staying at your current school, you better be prepared to argue your case with something better than 'Because I want to'.I won't take sides until I've heard whatever you can come up with, but that's all I promise after this stunt.">We should have just rolled a d2 after the inconclusive survey....
>>32105684Can't we simply send her group of friends with her? Their parents should be happy about the better education the children will receive, and I doubt it will actually cost a noticeable amount of money, when taking Sonia's fortune into account.
>>32105684"You're only proving to me you need to move to a new school, Bekka."Can we see if the bunker has any hidden compartments or other goodies stashed away?
>>32105684"I haven't begun to talk to mom and dad about it, or let them change my mind. I also have to inform mom that she is moving and there is no debating that. Bekka, you'll have to learn that some things you can throw yourself or fleets of starships at, while other things you must delicately balance and hope to not shatter everything you cherish. By blackmailing the person that is helping you and your squad access training, which have you encountered?"
>>32105684It is better to be alive then suffering a slight inconvenience. Besides it's not like her "Squad" will just disappear from her life like smoke in the air. She just wont be fooling around at school with them. Also at the school she can hopefully make contacts among the future knights and nobles of the House which will be a real blessing for her when she is going into politics.I can only see good coming out of her moving to a new school.>Y/N?Yes.
>>32105684>"That you should have waited on your blackmailing until your only copy of the recording isn't in arms reach of me?">She begins to sputter for a moment trying to figure out how best o respond.>"Uh- d- ah- w-well. Shit."See this is the kind of important life skills that an academy for nobles will teach you.I'm not joking, they probably have a blackmailing class
>>32105845"You're only proving to me you need to move to a new school, Bekka.I haven't begun to talk to mom and dad about it, or let them change my mind. I promised mom we would talk about this, and you're currently not doing yourself any favors. Eventually you'll have to learn that some things you can throw yourself -or starships- at, while other things you must delicately balance and hope to not shatter everything you cherish. By blackmailing the person that is helping you and your squad access training, which have you encountered?"You keep rolling before Bekka can get off an ill-tempered reply."If you want to have a decent chance of staying at your current school, you better be prepared to argue your case with something better than 'Because I want to'.Besides it's not like your friends would just disappear from your life like smoke in the air. You just wouldn't be fooling around at school with them. At the other school you could hopefully make contacts among the future knights and nobles of the House which will be a real blessing if or when you get going into politics.I won't take sides until I've heard whatever you can come up with, but that's all I promise after this stunt.">Can't we simply send her group of friends with her? Their parents should be happy about the better education the children will receive, and I doubt it will actually cost a noticeable amount of money, when taking Sonia's fortune into account.Anyone else up for offering full scholarships to the other three?If you decide to do so will you tell Bekka or keep quiet?>>32105845>Can we see if the bunker has any hidden compartments or other goodies stashed away?It does not. Further excavation runs the risk of a collapse of some sections. "Sir, do you want us to remove the old nuclear reactor that's on site? It could pose a hazard to ground water in the region."
>>32106720I wouldn't mind giving them full scholarships but I think we should keep the whole thing under wraps to see what Bekka can come up with.Then after the whole thing we can have our "Verdict" which will be that she is going to a new school....and that her partners in crime will be joining her.>Remove ReactorI would say yes as it seems like a hazard that is just waiting to be unleashed.
>>32106720If we are funding them we should make it clear that we expect them to excel and work hard on both training and studies and not just lollygag around the new luxury school. When they begin their rise in the Navy we'll have grateful prodigies to follow in our footsteps. Kinda like a long term investment in political favors.As for the reactor, why bother? It's been sitting there for the last like... thousand years so it can very well remain there until it becomes dust. Just call in an anonymously and have a proper hazmat team deal with it and the cost and the radiation.
>>32106720"Give it a week then call in an anonymous tip. I really want to put the repulsor tank in the trophy room, so I don't want anything confiscated from some legal loophole."
>>32106720>If you decide to do so will you tell Bekka or keep quiet?I suggested the whole thing, but I agree with >>32106865, we should see what our sister can come up with when the stakes seem to be high.>"Sir, do you want us to remove the old nuclear reactor that's on site? It could pose a hazard to ground water in the region."Sure, might as well do something beneficial while we're here. Or do as >>32106996 suggested.Are there any other bunkers in the area?
>Anyone else up for offering full scholarships to the other three?That's not a half bad idea. If all of the kids have the will to succeed this would just give them a leg up. It's also more useful to the parents than any apology we could give them. If we do go this way we should still upgrade the old school with some basic security too.>EPF ammoI can draw something up for the 20mm version of this. I've actually seen a lot of cartridge cutaway pictures in my research. Mostly aircraft and tank cannon rounds, but the principles are the same if you scale them down.>Flight packs>Repulsor skatesGOTTA GO FASTThat gives me an idea. Rework the wings to run off of power armour powerplants. Reduce the wings in size and add detachable sections. Full wings are used for distance flight, short wings are used to stabilize short jumps in combination with the suit repulsors.>mfw we rig this to recon armour with full holo camo and sound dampeningWe really need to get our company r&d going. Don't we have a 100 banked somewhere? We should try to get a Nikola Tesla mad scientist type to run it. We're going to need one to decifer all of the neeran stuff anyhow.>Remove reactorThese things are best taken care of sooner than later.
>>32107159>We really need to get our company r&d going. Don't we have a 100 banked somewhere?I really want to keep that 100 around for something like 'roll 1d100 to not die from teleporter shock' or when we use the longevity treatment.
"Give it a week then call in an anonymous tip. I don't want anything confiscated because of some legal loophole. Especially if they see us moving a tank out.">tank in the trophy roomThis will not fit. Most of the available space in the upper part of the room is filled with your wrecked Needle fighter.>>32107126>Are there any other bunkers in the area?The other one that Mike searched. It's been stripped and everything else inside has been reduced to piles of rust.Returning home quickly to avoid any more radiation exposure you make sure both of you have gone through decontamination then head for the apartment."I can't find the white plates!" Shouts Dad when you walk in."They're already packed.""I thought we were packing the blue ones and keeping a few white ones here until we'd moved?""No it was the other way around.""Oh... hang on let me unpack a few boxes. Also the girls are back."And it begins. Mom lays down the law, that while supporting the old school is all well and good she needs the levels of education and prep work that only these higher end schools can provide to do well among the nobility in the future. Also that it would cost a fortune to upgrade the school enough for her to stay, money that could be better used any number of other ways.Bekka's return argument that she's been thinking up is that she is already being tutored and undergoing training on the weekends from the PDF officer. As she's catching up to her needed levels of general education the tutoring can change over to training with the sense and sensibility of the upper class."It also means you don't have to worry as much about a high profile incident when something inevitably happens and I knock out a noble from the other school.""I thought you hadn't been getting into fights at school in awhile?""That's because they tried to jump us off the property remember? We still kicked their asses.""Bekka." Begins Mom."They attacked us.">What say?
>>32107424>>What say?"Wait, what?"
>>32107424Let's not say anything here. Getting involved last time caught us an earful from Mom, and that was just saying we'd try swing them round to keeping her at school.
>>32107424"One of you had better explain before I go and bribe one of Bekka's friends for the information."
>>32107424"This is just getting deeper and deeper."
>>32107505Silence is gold.
>>32107505>>32107866Indeed it is.
>>32107498>>32107607>>32107682"Wait, what? One of you had better explain before I go and bribe one of Bekka's friends for the information.""It was just the one time. I told you about it in one of my letters." She adds, looking to you.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/31043321/#p31052820>Dear Sonia,>I hope this letter gets forwarded to you at the front. Things have been going well here. I'm catching up on a lot of things in school and learning plenty of neat things from the military trainers when they can spare time. My tutor doesn't think I'm quite ready for the academy but what does he know? He's probably worried I'd kick everyone's asses.I've been staying out of trouble like you asked me. Mostly. We did get in a fight with some kids that tried to jump us outside the school grounds but that was not our fault and we never told anyone.>Mom is doing her "I did the same things at your age," BS. Yeah right."This is just getting deeper and deeper." You decide to shut up after this and let the two of them argue some more until finally mom pulls the final trump card."Rebekka that is it! I didn't want to have to do this but you are still a minor which means you have to go to school where your father and I say so."Wow. That was not something you expected her to say. >Any additional input?>>32106865>Then after the whole thing we can have our "Verdict" which will be that she is going to a new school....and that her partners in crime will be joining her.Do you still plan to pay for the schooling for the other 3?
>>32108136>Do you still plan to pay for the schooling for the other 3?Yeah.>Any additional input?It's not like we can argue with that. They have the final say when it comes to Bekka's school. I guess we could force the issue by simply refusing to pay for any other school but that would result in an incredibly awkward situation with our parents. So I'd like to avoid that.Also, perhaps we should give our parents a million or two to do with as they please? The way Sonia pays for a lot of things now would be pretty weird for them.
>>32108136As long as they are aware of that it will not be a pleasure cruise on the sea of our money. Investment is the key word here.
>>32108136I don't even know what to say here.
>>32108136Looks like you lose Bekka. I suppose I'll just have to offer your friends scholarships
>>32108485Bekka is equally shocked and goes to her room to pack.Mom turns to you. "Sonia, if you want any of your old stuff please pack it up now. The next few days will be busy ones for us.""Right.">>32108249>As long as they are aware of that it will not be a pleasure cruise on the sea of our money. Investment is the key word here.It will be presented as a scholarship to their parents which should provide the necessary motivation.>>32108237>Also, perhaps we should give our parents a million or two to do with as they please?You've been sending them some money, I don't precisely know how much off the top of my head.Let's sort some of Sonia's personal finances.You had 90 million before the kidnapping which then dropped you down to 58m. Since then 13 million of the original 32 was recovered. There was some disagreement about how much of the money should be split between everyone helping out with the search efforts. Some wanted to split all of the remainder, others wanted to keep a few million back.Opinions?
>>32108711Well the Marines that helped out certainly deserves a bonus. How about a years wages for them right now and something similar for the knights and pilots involved? That should still leave us with a good amount of money while bringing smiles to the faces of those that helped out.
>>32108845I'm going to be generous and count it as a Knight's wages.When including the Marines and the other personnel helping, at 50k each that's 4 million. This does not include House Intel who you may want to throw a bone.
>>32108136>Do you still plan to pay for the schooling for the other 3?Of Course.I like >>32108845 plan and of course covering any injurers and repairs to any equipment that was damaged.Question: Out of the whole "upgrade your house" thing what choices won? I know I voted for everything.
>>32108947I remember one thread when we gave out a bonus of like 2000 and people where like "Awww yeah!" I wonder how they will react to this?Perhaps we could compensate the House by showing them the lovely new toy we found in that jump pack?>>32109004> I know I voted for everything.Money be damned so did I. It will be our fortress of paranoia.
>>32108947> 50k each that's 4 millionAdd 25% to that so we're at 5 million. Throw 1 million at House intel for their support, especially when it came to keeping our parents safe.Split the last 500k between the police department and a scholarship for the school, maybe?Did Sonia go to the same school as Bekka?
>>32108711>Bekka is equally shocked and goes to her room to pack.Time for hugs?
>>32108947>throw Intel a bone>>32109064I think we should quietly give the Intel guys that provided security the 1 million to splitand for the guy that we actually called for the help, we should ask if he could stop by our ship to talk and ask him to handle 5 or 10 of the lesser SP marks for us. I'm sure Intel will appreciate a generous thanks from us.
>>32108947Make it 5 million and give 1 million to intel since they helped us quite a bit.I like the idea of giving a little something to the police department and school.>>32109031Here is hoping others voted for the Sonia Fortress!
>>32108947Wait, I forgot about the skeleton crew on the Bittenfeld!>>32109064If everyone is okay with these additions that would bring it to: 7.5m +1 for intel. and 250k to police? We'll count that as bribes to the police. 250k misc. So 9 million spent on everyone with Sonia getting 4 million back. Sound good? I think I know where most of that 4 million is going.>>32109004>Out of the whole "upgrade your house" thing what choices won? I know I voted for everything.Visually identical/similar construction, increased strength & flame/heat resistance. EMP hardening. Better fire extinguishers. Much of the surviving if burnt wood can be refinished and used for parts of the lodge.>Other upgrades Oh boy.Wall safe for plasma pistol, stun grenades (Sonia's room) Panic room with escape hatch/tunnel into bunker (from Sonia's room) Door with tritanium inserts/ lockdown option (Sonia's room) Sliding tritanium window shutters (Entire lodge)Sentry guns outside of a panic roomHidden sentry guns covering upper hallways & main room*Hidden sentry guns covering other hallwaysHalf sphere stun grenade trapsObservation drones (Lodge exterior)Shield generator - Secret (1.7 million bunker expansion and installation)*= least popular item to still make it in Most requested "other": A room for the guards attached to the lodge and/or bunker.RSS is working on acquiring a shield generator from a scrapped LST or attack ship.
>>32109441>If everyone is okay with these additions that would bring it to: 7.5m +1 for intel. and 250k to police? We'll count that as bribes to the police. 250k misc. Erm, sorry if my post wasn't clear, but I wanted to spend 5 million on private help, 1 million for intel, and 250k for police and school each= 6.5 million, half of what we managed to get back.
>>32109441I'd like to suggest an addition.The Deepcave. We build a bunker deep enough to withstand a Neeran scorcher planet cleansing shot.
>>32109493>Erm, sorry if my post wasn't clear, but I wanted to spend 5 million on private helpAnd I had for forgotten to add the additional 40 crew from the Bittenfeld before that bringing the total of people that helped out out from 80 up to 120. When adding the 25% increase to everyone's pay the total came to 7.5 million. Then again the crew members didn't do all that much, just followed the one ferry to the edges of House Erid space and hold them up.
>>32109555Oh, okay. To be honest, I don't mind keeping it that way. They did their part, and it could have easily gotten a lot more dangerous for them.Or keep it at 50k each. I'm fine with both choices.
>>32109441Maaaan.... This whole RnR has been like one long walk along money burning plaza and I do not enjoy it. We need to get to South Reach and find us some more Mediums to salvage.... and we need to dig up evidence of House... Erid(?) trying to sabotage the Faction Alliances cooperation with SRL. Dammit I smell a promotion in this and I refuse to let it go! But yeah... Throw money at people seems acceptable for now.
>find an ex-House Intel guy and just have an official 'House Intel guy' in charge of keeping an eye on our ops and preventing OTHER Intel groups from infiltrating RSS. A sort of benevolent parasite.You contacts are working on this.>>32109622>We need to get to South Reach and find us some more Mediums to salvageOther than helping the family move do you have anything else you want to take care of in the House Homeworlds?
>>32109885>Other than helping the family move do you have anything else you want to take care of in the House Homeworlds?Do silly stuff with Linda. Ballet, kayaking, or shopping, don't really care.We still haven't annoyed Daska's parents, btw.
>>32109885Nothing that comes to mind, no. Onwards to give Winifred the headache of a lifetime!
>>321094419 million Sounds good to me and we all know where that 4 mill is going.
>>32109885I'm sure there are things, but right now we need to see how the company is doing.
>>32109885Talk to Linda, privately/in-person, about possibly doing some more Nav-hazard evaluations (but not flying into them) for RSS future salvage operations. And possibly having her come by and check out our salvaged Terran Science Ship. I'm sure she'll have some ideas and/or comments on it.
>>32109885Just a thought but maybe we could send a message to that baron that collects star fighters and see if their are any kind that he would want to know if we find
>>32109548>The Deepcave.Shallan Deep bunker complexes don't always survive when just the atmosphere and surface are ripped off a planet. Nothing has been able to survive one of the complete destruction scenarios, though there is talk of theoretical stasis shielded ones. Stasis technology is still a long way from where that's possible.>>32109918>Do silly stuff with Linda. Ballet, kayaking, or shopping, don't really care.>We still haven't annoyed Daska's parents, btw.It wouldn't do to have missed every ball and major social gathering since the return of the fleet. You fail to see Daska's parents but do manage to startle Daska herself who had expected you to continue skipping out given what's been going on with your family.It seems to be a good opportunity to meet up with well placed nobles within the House and, while you have to cut your time short at least you've made an appearance.While the crew of the Devourer are recalled and checked in you spend a few days doing some actual relaxing without the need to fire your sidearm. You do get some kayaking in with Linda once you're able to get hold of her. The streams on your property are generally too small, rocky or swift to do any sort of boating but the property of a noble a few hundred km away is a popular spot.Linda is still working up the courage to talk to her parents and will need up with you in time for the next deployment to the front lines.Bekka still considers it partly your fault for not backing her up, though you suspect she's also angry at herself. She does not see you off when the Devourer departs.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXCM0lZxh4UThe dings and pits in the hull of your mighty battlecruiser have been fully repaired. Any lingering after effects of the engine damage you took in Shallan Space have likewise been eliminated. The engineers took the opportunity to modify the main drives while in dock which should make field repairs easier.
>>32110900>Shallan Deep bunker complexesWe need to go deeper.Magma submerged sub-mantle base, stasis shielded, teleporter access only.
>>32110900Huh? I feel like I managed to miss something important.
>>32111002meant to greentext>Linda is still working up the courage to talk to her parents
>>32110285>>32110314Sorry guys, auto update isn't working for me atm apparently.>Linda Nav-hazard evaluationsShe's given you all of the ones that were likely to have ship debris and might only be dangerous. Anything else would be suicidal to fly into. You would create a subspace rift and the Navigators would increase your rates.>>32110314>Just a thought but maybe we could send a message to that baron that collects star fighters and see if their are any kind that he would want to know if we findArchivald? You get a list largely composed of really obscure starfighters. You haven't even heard of some of these.Z4 Heavy FighterTF-111 Space FighterTF-45 Hornet RF-100 Series Republic Eagle (late model)RF-150 Sea EagleRF-200 Republic Scimitar InterceptorShallan Shade Heavy fighter, unmodified>>32111002>Huh? I feel like I managed to miss something important.>Linda is still working up the courage to talk to her parentsLinda has only briefly talked to her parents over the com once since she joined up as she went and became a navigator against their wishes.>>32110978You read Betrayer of Worlds too? The technology is not yet available and would require very high level stasis techs. Your starfighters could get stasis based shielding long before that.
>>32111565>Linda Nav-hazardsI was thinking more along the lines of long-term stuff. Sites that might be accessible in a decade or longer
>>32111565>Linda has only briefly talked to her parents over the com once since she joined up as she went and became a navigator against their wishes.Oh... well, tell here we'll make time for here if she needs to talk after she's met them.
She'll get back to you on that after the next round of sweeps by the guild have been completed. They're still finishing up sections they couldn't safely get to before as a result of the pirates.Your 21 days in transit as usual are busy ones, spent training, sparing, practicing flight maneuvers and reading up on reports. Your papers on Neeran infiltration are not the only ones out there and the security situation is one that people are increasingly beginning to take seriously. The South Reach Mercenaries are in the worst position to upgrade against these threats, lacking the income stream the Mercs in the PCCG can get thanks to trade and preferential employment.The Mercs working for RSS are affiliated with the main guild in the Pandora cluster and they're choosing to turn away some potential recruits due to security concerns your company has.There is some good news, Valeri has arrived in South Reach aboard your Excalibur. He's managed to get hold of a Republic suit of Recon armor, or the closest equivalent. "What is that old saying Sir? Jumping through hoops?""I think the hoops were supposed to be on fire.""The important thing is that I have the armor. It is functional and does have some silent movement systems. I expect it will take considerable calibration to approach your armor in quality sir."Well you're here and no sign of the main RSS fleet. London informs you that a smaller salvage operation is in progress under contract to another House. The faux noble without a House is helping them as a free escort, working for food and fuel. The kid's simulator ratings still look decidedly average.>What do you wish to look into first? New Recon suitStationsAsteroid BaseRSS Main fleetEshik Medel, Last "Noble" of House MedelOther
Rolled 2>>321120601=Stations2=RSS Main fleet
>New Recon suit & ValeriWe must inform our bodyguard of kidnapping attempt
>>32112060RSS Main fleet
All of this stuff is reasonably important but lets deal with the RSS Main fleet first.We still have a lot of other stuff like the arms factory, starfighter factory, and tortua residence construction to look over too.
>>32112060RSS Main fleet then New Recon suit
>>32112060And so it begins... The greatest stealth team of our time!Reacon armor inspection and get Valeri up to speed on the recent events back home.Other things on the to do list.-Aries factory.-Winifred and the SRL matter.-Mining survey of our land on Frostback!
Really the most important part of Valeri's suit is the microfusion reactor. The rest of it is a framework that we can modify and upgrade.Do we still have that request in with Logistics for the two sets of recon armour? We can use them later if they turn out to be better. And we can always make some more men at arms if we have a spare suit.
>>32112060Is the planet we lost to that other knight in a duel, could we visit it? We were invited to come back, after all.
>>32112060Close air support gunship design and factory needs to be considered as well.
>>32112329Okay seems like I really need some sleep.>That planet we lost to another knight in a duel, is it nearby? Could we visit it? We were invited to come back, after all.
>>32112463>That planet we lost to another knight in a duel, is it nearby? Could we visit it?Yes.>>32112286>Do we still have that request in with Logistics for the two sets of recon armour? You have the requests but not longer have the money for them down which will make them less of a priority.>>32112146>We must inform our bodyguard of kidnapping attemptHe was informed shortly after your sister was kidnapped. Unsurprisingly he's not amused it would happen while he's on the other side of the universe. Even with an Excalibur class it would have taken weeks to get there.You head over to the station to see Mr London. There still seems to be plenty of traffic, though few of the ships present are owned by RSS."Where is the fleet?" You ask without preamble. "Also hello it's good to see you again."London smirks at the last bit then turns serious. "We've had no communications with the fleet since they departed, but Nikolov is no fool to the dangers out here. None of the long range sensors watching the region have detected activity near them. No signs of a subspace event that could have killed them all either."He has one of the operations personnel call up an structural map of the destroyed Heavy carrier based off the scans from the recovered Light Cruiser. Ghost like support frames fly in from all directions surrounding the hull and filling parts of the interior."Her plan was to construct the framework around the remains of the hull, ensure it was structurally sound, and only then fit the FTL systems.""What could delay the operation this long?""Engines on the Carrier was my first guess. They're bigger than anything most of the Factions mass produce, and setting up smaller replacements could be complicated. If it isn't that either the FTL or the structure is being more difficult than planned. Did you want to risk contacting them?"You do have all 3 battlecruisers and your SP Torpedo stockpile here.>Your orders?
>>32112912>Your orders?Ask him how much time we should give them to return before it's prudent to worry.
>>32112912Nikolov knows what she is doing and contacting them only causes a risk of detection which we do not want until we are ready to sell this magnificent beast of a ship to the House. We'll keep monitoring the situation for now.Update on the station next and perhaps talk about setting up Caetus Security with London?
>>32112957>>32113018I'd say a combo of these
>>32112912How long overdue are they? If there was an accident, I'm sure there is some sort of ELT type bit of equipment they've have fired off and caused a ruckus with. Surely RSS has begun certification under Space ISO 9001 to work for the Factions Alliance and non-Dominion factions?
"How long overdue are they?""By Nikolov's best case scenario they should have been back a month ago. The worst case if five days from now.""So we still have some time. Keep monitoring the situation for now. The moment the worst case scenario has passed let me know and I'll ready my ships."The shipdocks and repair berths still seem to have plenty of work. One Kilo class Medium cruiser is under repair, it's the last of the ones RSS retrieved last year and is expected to fetch a good price. With the House in its current cash strapped state they have not been able to buy the last few repaired. Instead the mediums have been sold to the Republic, PCCG, or in one case to another House but only after the Admiralty had approved the sale."I've decided to play it safe with inter-House politics."Merc and civilian ships make up most of those getting repair, conversion or upgrade work done these days. A few of the vessels being rebuilt are the result of company salvage expeditions but they're in the minority. Most ships in dock are just transports making use of the station's regular HLV traffic to the surface.The lower docking arms have been expanded to handle the increased cargo traffic. It's a good thing the other two stations were also given expansions by the Governor or it would begin to impact the structural strength of your main one."We may need to decide soon if the main station will be a semi-permanent one or not. As for the other two, we could pull the remainder of the modules we own and use them to set up in another system as needed. I wouldn't recommend doing so without giving the Governor plenty of warning. Our rapid development here has her on edge.">setting up Caetus Security How much support is there for this name btw? Keeping in mind it translates roughly to "large sea animal"Cetaceans= Whales, Dolphins and PorpoisesCarcharodon= great white shark but I suspect that's mostly the newer scientific naming conventions.Is there no old name for shark?
>>32113774I just ran Shark throught google translate and got Caetus in Latin out of it and figured, "Hey, this sounds nice enough". It's also easy on the tongue if you ask me. The name however is less important than the actual company.Making it permanent seems like a good choice since we have no plans of moving it elsewhere and have said so to the press as well. Also we're making money out of it, more than we're suppose to even!>With the House in its current cash strapped state This worries me a little, how are they to buy our heavy if they aint got any money? If they just try to confiscate it I will be a little grumpy.
>>32113774I like Caetus and it does go with Sonia's obsession with sharks
>>32113774>We may need to decide soon if the main station will be a semi-permanent one or not. How financially viable would that be?
>>32113774>station permanentI'd like to at least look into producing a permanent, non-modular station to replace the modular station for docking and smaller-scale repairs, along with a possible sister station.I think it would be both a wise investment long-term and allow us to move our modular station elsewhere, likely closer to the war where the heavy repair capabilities will be in greater demand and seeing more constant use.
>>32113774I do like the sound of Carcharodon Security.I think that we should have our stations remain where they are and that we should look into acquiring more station modules & another station core.How I imagine our expantion is from here we pick a planet, move a new station there, sink our fangs into the local infrastructure a little, and then more on to another world to repeat the process.If we can secure a contract with someone who produces Station modules & Cores then our expansion could increase quite a bit.Question: We went with the buying the cloak correct? Could it be possible to use the rest of our favor to have them help us secure a favorable contract & some station modules/cores?
>>32113774Make it semi-permanent. Its already becoming a local fixture and if we do buy that licenses for producing Moli's and Y-Types, then use those profits to expand into shuttles and support/industrial frigates (I'm pretty sure that's what their type was) we'll become a planetary staple with what I imagine would be a very sizeable stake in its orbital infrastructure. That's besides the fact that we could produce nearly the entire logistics train for RSS in house for production costs. Its a definite win-win for us.
>>32114321Can modular stations even handle true shipyards for ships of those sizes?
Lost power at 12:30 for... 5 seconds and it wiped the complete post I was 3/10ths of a second submitting. It's taken a few minutes to reboot and re-write. After this post I'm going to stop for the night. I'll post briefly in the morning then won't be able to resume until 7PM EST. Hopefully the thread will last that long.>>32113934>"Hey, this sounds nice enough"You do make a good point. I'll still be adding name vote options to the next survey.>>32114001>How financially viable would that be?It could be very. Additional structural supports could increase its strength and allow attachment of external cargo parking areas. At the moment the only other large station in the system is the one the military operates. As long as salvage operations are based out of your station it means there's more demand for good and equipment and more people are present. As a result traders will go there first. It's a bit of a snowball effect.>>32114025>permanent, non-modular stationWhile a good idea Mr London suggests waiting until the fallout has passed from the Heavy Carrier salvage before attempting it. While the local economy and trade is getting better that could always change."We can't maintain exponential growth on salvage alone in South Reach. Eventually we're going to run out of wrecked ships we can salvage for free and that could halt the current business growth. It could take years to fully construct a permanent station and market fluctuations could cripple such an effort. We can afford to wait a few years to be sure.">>32114058>acquiring more station modules & another station core.Added to the RSS purchase list unless there are objections.>>32114419>Can modular stations even handle true shipyards for ships of those sizes?They can be used as the base to which the slipway would be attached. Not really recommended if you're using the station for trade. Building from scratch is different from salvage repair work where you have most of a ship there.
>>32114419IIRC TSTG mentioned that it would be possible to add those sections to our station when we were discussing what module to add to the Anchorage. We're already repairing ships of that size so its not a huge leap to add sections to it that could produce them.
Hey check it out. I spent a bunch of time trying to design a HEAT round with an EFP core. But I ended up just making a bunch of other designs instead.HEAT rounds are actually kind of primitive compared to stuff like splinter tech. And even today tanks tend to use APFSDS instead because HEAT has so many effective countermeasures like ERA and spaced armour. You probably won't find anything like that in infantry armour of course but even then HEAT has more limitations. You can't use it at short range because of the backblast, and in long ranged battles on open ground solid core rounds have better ballistics.This should be the final list of ammo designs, I can't think of any other kinds we could need. Unless we get those fusion burst rounds working that is.
>>32114663Honestly I like the idea of having it attached. It would draw parts suppliers to our base and expand our sales options for the company. Busted up your ship? We'll repair it!Broke it down completely? We'll buy the hulk and sell you a new one!
>>32113934>google translates shark as CaetusThe online dictionaries I use for latin don't know that word. The only thing I found for shark was pristis. Pristis means, according to one dictionary, 1) Sea monster (whale, shark); 2) Small, fast warship; 3) A certain warship Vergil talks of.Wait, I have found caetus, it means sexual intercourse: http://www.latin-dictionary.org/caetus
>>32114761I like all of these designs.Good job.
We ended up funding the scholarships to Bekka's friends right? Why is she so pissed at us then?!Also TSTG, where did our family end up moving?
>>32119686>Why is she so pissed at us then?!I don't think we actually talked to her about it, but finding out we sponsored all her friends to go with her should calm her down a bit
>>32119686>sister moves to new school>we pay for all her friends to join herMan we are one stuck-up noble.
If you guys do build a permanent station that's the one you should be calling Magnetic Rose. I suspect next week's game is going to involve a lot of station designing and planning. Someone voted on a survey from 2012! Apparently I didn't close down all of those.>>32114761Neat. >>32114861>Used starship dealer>>32119448>Wait, I have found caetus, it means sexual intercourseThat is one possible translation yes.>>32119686>We ended up funding the scholarships to Bekka's friends right? Yes>Why is she so pissed at us then?!Because by the time you left she was still out of school as the transfer was set up so she didn't know yet her friends were getting their scholarships.>Also TSTG, where did our family end up moving?They've moved to a more secure middle class building among were the government workers tend to get places. It''s a bit better off than the old apartment size wise.
>>32120510What did they vote for?
>>32120510I think we should still go with the school upgrade security.And in that we should also finance a new lab wing.I doubt nobles are all that likely to get into science and engineering and are more likely to favor politics, economics and soft sciences. Lets get that school some labs and scholarships to some universities plus apprentice/intern slots in our relevant business.This way we can grow our own engineers, mechanics, technicians, etc.
>>32121517Its way, way to late for that.
Page 9 bump.
>>32121517Well, we can still upgrade the school even if Bekka isn't going there any more.Also, there was talk about setting up a school on Tourta, how is that project progressing?>>32120510Ooooh, I'm looking forward to the letter/call from Bekka once she realises she gets to keep her friends around.
>>32120510I think next weeks game is going to be almost 100% company time.I'm just imagining Sonia having a strategic meeting with a holo display of the nearby planets to plot the companies next advancement.South Reach beware! Sonia is coming back but this time to build up economies and make money with 30% less explosions.
>Wait, I have found caetus, it means sexual intercourse"So, Captain Reynard, I hear you have a new Security Service. A very sexy security service.">>32121421>What did they vote for?(indecipherable string of text and a web page link) 12/5/2014 3:10 PMLooks like they were trying to sell me stuff.A message is eventually routed to you from your sister. "Why didn't you tell me you were going to pay for scholarships for the others!? I can't believe you'd do that to me after everything else."You consider warning her not to blackmail you in the future but hold off to ponder your response a bit more.>>>32125537>Also, there was talk about setting up a school on Tourta, how is that project progressing?It was set up via a small grant to the local government to hire additional teaching staff. They're working with both the House and the refugee population to develop a curriculum that will get Shallan children up to speed and help adjust to life in the Dominion and South Reach.You give Mr London a bit more time to sort out a few things that have come up regarding the mining operations and some station logistics.Valeri has now equipped his Reacon armor with the spare camo system and is beginning tests with it while preparing for inspection. Like most Republic equipment the armor material is not quite as strong as those used by other Factions. On the upside the outer armor layers can be swapped out more easily. This should make it easier to upgrade. Roll 4d100 for suit systems status.
Rolled 25, 53, 4, 11 = 93>>32130189
Rolled 55, 15, 4, 22 = 96>>32130189
Rolled 9, 50, 49, 37 = 145>>32130189Okay, not rolling the dice 1-by-1 because we have only so few posts left before autosage. Don't make me regret this, RNGesus. Please.>You consider warning her not to blackmail you in the future but hold off to ponder your response a bit more."You might want to spend some time thinking about why I would do that to my favorite sister."
It might not have the same ring to it but Megalodon Security also fits the theme.
Huh, decidedly average rolls. Seems like the suits in middling shape, plus the fact that it's not designed for humans.We should go back to logistics and put the money down for a suit. But we only need one set in case this republic suit doesn't work out because we are getting one from the rovinar.
Rolled 77, 13, 96, 19 = 205>>32130189"I had the equivalent of special forces out looking for you when you went missing. A better question would be what wouldn't I do for my favorite sister? P.S. Try not to get in trouble while I am gone."
"What wouldn't I do for my favorite sister? I had the equivalent of special forces out looking for you when you went missing. A better question you might want to spend some time thinking about is why I wouldn't tell my favorite sister.""P.S. Try not to get in trouble while I am gone."The suit is a better choice for sneaking when compared to any normal power armor but isn't quite up to the standards you've come to expect from your own. Perhaps your suit is of exceptionally good quality compared to others and you just didn't realise it?Silent movement systems deffinitely work which is the imporant thing."Sir if we keep acquiring new suits it might be necessary to expand the armory. That or install a revolving section in the wall of your quarters with a maintinence bay on the other side."Now there's an idea.At the very least thanks to the removable armor sections you use on your suit it should be relatively easy to fit Valeri's with a basic protection upgrade. "With your permission sir I would like to test out the suit planet side once the techs have attempted their upgrades. I could use the practice sneaking with it.">Allow it? Y/N?What's next on your agenda? There is certainly quite a bit to do.
>>32131051That noble. Major purchases and infrastructure should wait until we've sold off the Super heavy
>>32131051>Allow it? Y/N?YAlso, see if Mr N (I'm not even going to attempt writing the name from memory) can refer us to somebody who could upgrade the suit.>>32131129Sounds good to me.
>>32131129The heavy rather
>>32131051>Allow it? Y/NAre we talking Civilian areas? If so, maybe we should arrange to have him do so on the military station instead? We don't want to freak out already jumpy planetary population...
>>32131051Y"Try not to spook too many civilians"Any major purchases should maybe wait until we see how the heavy carrier thing plays out. Maybe get a start on that security company or maybe we should talk about expansion.Where exactly should we go next? Planning this part out is important after all.
>>32131531Pandora or the front lines.
>>32131051Is the lesser performance a problem of design or material/system quality? If it's the latter our armoury staff should be able to refit the suit with better parts and materials.Also where did Valeri come from again? It's been a while. When we decided we needed a bodyguard was he just a marine that volunteered?
>>32131531That Baron we talked to said the Smuggler's run needed infrastructure, iirc. If our Anchorage can still build station frames, we might be able to contract out for that.
>>32131129>That noble.You'll have to specify, there are a lot of nobles. Any kind of clue would be helpful. Yes updating the character name list on the wiki is an ever increasing priority.Wait, Eshik Medel? The kid without a House or title trying to buy one of your Errant class?You can contact the mercs to have him recalled to the station if you'd like.There was also the Shallan businessman on Tourta that wanted to buy out your share of the high security resort.He's sent a new offer of 4 million which is more than double what you invested in it.>>32131171>Also, see if Mr N (I'm not even going to attempt writing the name from memory) can refer us to somebody who could upgrade the suit.Mr Nxesi? His apprentices have been looking after maintaining your suits on the last deployment. They should be able to upgrade it.Only 1 of the apprentices were mentioned by name on one occasion and I've tried and failed several times to find it.>Is the lesser performance a problem of design or material/system quality? If it's the latter our armoury staff should be able to refit the suit with better parts and materials.Mostly quality. It's an older suit built by the Republic's slightly lower tech base, but it's still perfectly serviceable. Given time for upgrades it could probably match your suit.>Also where did Valeri come from again? It's been a while. When we decided we needed a bodyguard was he just a marine that volunteered?He had been stuck on protection details before and generally did well in simulations the Marines go through. When you requested a bodyguard he was at the top of the list out of your Marines.>>32131416>Are we talking Civilian areas?Yes. It seems he wanted to find areas with more chaotic pedestrian traffic that would prove a challenge, and a military base would be bad for a number of reasons.Barring that doing the same sort of tests on Tourta might work out as there is less threat of government oversight there.
>>32131813>Wait, Eshik Medel? The kid without a House or title trying to buy one of your Errant class?Yeah, the kid. We don't want to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on our next expansion phase until we know how what our political financial situation is>He's sent a new offer of 4 million which is more than double what you invested in it.Sounds fine to me.
>>32131813I think we should head out to visit Eshik Medel instead of recalling him, simply to show that we're taking him seriously and not seeing him as someone we order around. It also lets us spook some of the RSS people into ensuring they're doing their jobs right.>High Security ResortWe should hang onto it. I think the value is only going to go up as South Reach gets developed further by houses.
>>32131723True and I wouldn't mind helping them out, but I was meaning where should we put our next station.Smuggler's Run is still an option, but I was thinking expanding into South Reach since there is a big market that is waiting to get an economic boost.
>>32131813>You can contact the mercs to have him recalled to the station if you'd like.Nah, let him finish his assignment first. Or recall him shortly before we leave.>Barring that doing the same sort of tests on Tourta might work out as there is less threat of government oversight there.Tourta is probably the better place to play around in his new armor.>He's sent a new offer of 4 million which is more than double what you invested in it.I apprecite the offer but it seems like land is everything in the Dominion, so I'd hang on to it for now.
>>32131952Basically expanding our powerbase on the "fringe" of house territory is what i'm going for.>>32131924Going on a surprise security inspection? I like the sound of that.Also, I do like that offer for the Resort. Maybe we should pay him a visit to actually talk to him. We might could see what he has planned for said resort and maybe we could work out something in the future like scouting out locations like the one the Resort is located on.
>>32131952Are we talking Dominion South Reach, House FPL South Reach, SRL South Reach, or the whole shebang?I've got reservations about former Free Planets League space, and major reservations about SRL space investments.
>>32132167Basically I was thinking Dominion South Reach for the moment. When we did our Holoplex deal we had though of opening some up on multiple worlds so maybe we start our expansion that way.Basically if we can expand to the fringe worlds of our house we could "possibly" then expand to FPL or SRL territory depending on the circumstances.Basic plan I thought would be: Build up in fringe systems that are house controlled then go from there.As long as we have that price on our head I don't think expanding into SRL territory proper would be a good idea. Maybe after our A.I. friend has that information we want we might could work something out, but that is a big maybe.
Speaking of Versa did we ever figure out that distortion that popped up when we were talking with her? Maybe Duncan can help with that.
>>32131531>Where exactly should we go next? Planning this part out is important after all.>>32131723>That Baron we talked to said the Smuggler's run needed infrastructure, iirc. If our Anchorage can still build station frames, we might be able to contract out for that.There has been a lot of talk about construction, either of shipyards, stations or mobile manufacturing centers. Then there's traditional salvage support. Your Anchorage is the one ship that can do it all, travel where it's needed and carry enough support equipment to do the job.Nikolov, Sonia and Mr London?http://www.infinitelooper.com/?v=4eY4qU80lPM&p=n#/205;225But it's just one ship and it can't be everywhere, especially if it's being used to salvage. Your best option if you plan to "do it all" would be to buy the Exodus full production license for 50 million and construct a shipyard capable of building their smaller mobile construction ships. They're about the size of a carrier.The hulls can also be converted for general cargo hauling.While not designed for it you could see about modifying the Moli to act in the same capacity as the Exodus construction ship. You could then use a Dominion Battlecruiser grade shipyard to produce them providing you options for transports, passenger liners or warships.Going with Exodus provides better civilian industrial options, a Dominion yard more military ones via the HouseYou also might want to buy a mining barge or more for that planned mobile production operation. London is ambivalent about having a mining arm of the company.
>>32132280Maybe since there was some help needed in the Smuggler's run we could do a two pronged expansion or expand in both directions. To the Fringe and to the Smuggler's Run.
>>32132430We're a few posts past the autosage point, I believe.For next week, would it be possible to get information on those Exodus construction ships? How long our Anchorage would need to build one, price, and the output? I'm sort of envisioning the Anchorage coming into a system and building a station's core, heavy framework and then moving on to a salvage job or somewhere to park in orbit and make more ships. Then 6 or so construction ships from RSS would jump into the system and proceed to do the rest of the work on the station.>buy a mining barge"Will salvage lots for salvage rights on a mining barge"
>>32132430I just want to mention that I still think mobile manufacturing is a terrible ideaWe don't strip a systems resources nearly fast enough for it to be feasible
>>32132678I think it was said that we most likely can't build a Station's Core, but I can see us jumping in with one and all that happening.Other than that I can see that happening.Build up what we need, get the whole thing worked out with whoever is in charge of a planet, Have the Anchorage jump in with construction ships behind it, set everything up, and get back to salvaging.The entire process made so that when we want to expand it's done efficiently.How long would it take to build a shipyard?
>>32132877I have to agree with you on that. The logistics of ensuring a stationary manufacture point gets what it needs can be nearly impossible at times, and when you make that manufacturing point mobile you're certainly going to run into a Neeran fleet of logistics nightmares as everything en-route needs to be re-routed and anyone with a mind to will be able to track you either by intercepting those changes or tracking your supply shipments.>>32132887I was thinking for permanent stations, actually. Get contracted to build smaller-end shipyards and stations, maybe a long-term contract to build an Exodus-tier station for the House?If we want to set up modular bases, we'd just use Moli's and Y-types, iirc.
>>32132887People already expand quickly with modular station cores. We need to set up a conventional manufacturing before we can even consider this mobile nonsense
>>32132989Mobile manufacturing is also inherently less efficient because less space is being used to build stuff due to the need to mount engines and other ship design requirements.
>>32132989I think the deal with permanent station is that they aren't going anywhere while the mobile stations can at least be moved.Both have their uses and I can see us having a mobile "station" that we set up at new places and then decide if it's worth build a new station there.
>>32133276Again, in this case I'm saying we build stations on contract, not for RSS. We've got the ability to produce Exodus stations, with the license, and they're supposedly damned good stations. If the House wants some, we might be able to provide a nice domestic alternative to Exodus.Mr London's comments on building permanent RSS stations are good enough for me to drop the subject of building permanent stations for RSS.
>>32133318That sounds like a pretty good idea and i'm sure there are those that would be interested in a shiny new station.
Thread Archived.>information on those Exodus construction shipsWhile the Exodus mobile yards primarily made use of ships loaned by the other Factions in their early days the number of projects it was necessary to take on was far beyond what their resources could handle. Construction ships were designed to be built aboard vessels like the Anchorage class that had been suitably modified, or in conventional slipways. Each vessel could carry the equivilant of a modern industrial module with everything necessary to support it. Normally small teams of these ships would be deployed to systems where they were needed for specific roles. They could also support the larger yards themselves if they were unable to move due to construction efforts.When planning to be stationary for an extended period the drive modules of the ships can be detached so they can be used on other vessels until needed. In this way they're similar to the smaller industrial modules used today but have much better protection against attack.>How long our Anchorage would need to build one, 4-6 months total in it's current state. 2-3 months once conversions are completed or if they're built from an operational slipway.>priceAround 40 million each with the equipment aboard.>and the output?Same as a normal industrial module.Broken down into it's separate pieces you'd paying for 10m Ind module16m Hull, support systems, shields14m Two detachable FTL capable sublight drive modules
>>32133558So with our anchorage configured as it is with a single Exodus module, the Anchorage and a construction ship would have the exact same output if building a station?
>>32133689Production of parts to make a station? Yes.Assembling them into larger sections? No.All that extra internal space and worker arms are good for something.Did anyone have plans for that old repulsor tank besides the one suggestion of putting it in the trophy room?New Message!Your mother contacts you letting you know a package arrived addressed to you. Specifically a letter. It ended up being redirected a few times after your Lodge burned down.It's from Versa stating that she has the information you wanted but is unable to send it to you as doing so will violate a couple of laws. If you want it you'll need to talk to the Captain in person as it would be the only way to keep it officially off the record. If it's an emergency she could transmit it right away but it would almost certainly get both of you in quite a bit of trouble.
>>32133955>Did anyone have plans for that old repulsor tank besides the one suggestion of putting it in the trophy room?We should have some mechanics have a look at it. Maybe something valuable can be learned from its design?>It's from Versa stating that she has the information you wanted but is unable to send it to you as doing so will violate a couple of laws. If you want it you'll need to talk to the Captain in person as it would be the only way to keep it officially off the record.Yay, we get to visit Versa. We should bring an extra large digital storage unit, just in case...
>>32133955The repulsor tank might be an interesting project to have RSS repair for fun. We do come across ground vehicles that were transported on ships, after all.Which reminds me. Didn't one of those Terrans we recovered from the salvage sites accept our job offer, after seeing the others off to Terran space?It might be interesting to see how they're adjusting to life, and generally trying to be friendly. Former military might be a good person to have assigned to our training programs and generally ensuring they're not now a Terran Intel operative... should have thought about that one earlier.
>>32133558Thanks for the thread TSTG, it's been fun. I really want to have Sonia join a fox hunt at some point in the future.
Looks like we have to make a trip to see Versa and her captain. Seems like the captain is in on this too now so it must be serious. We should remember to tell her that someone other than the Terrans might be tapping her communications.
See you guys next week. I won't know what day the next game will start until Saturday.
>>32132025>He's sent a new offer of 4 million which is more than double what you invested in it.Yeah I feel the same way. We earn millions of credits(?) basically every month. Land on the other hand, is a much harder commodity to come by.