Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20QuestOther Works:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Questhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Pararescue%20Witcheshttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Hunter%20Questhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=gundam+build+fighters+questROSTER AND STATS: http://pastebin.com/DZZMy4nfLOADOUTS: http://pastebin.com/G7rMnbVZFACILITIES: http://pastebin.com/w2rX1XgeINFLUENCE: http://pastebin.com/kJbKpBhbYou are the PRODUCER, a former soldier hired to manage a group of teenage girls on their rise to stardom, assuming they don't get killed in the process!You're suddenly woken up in the middle of the night as your phone blares loudly. Wincing, you pick it up and check the time. The fact that your eyes aren't properly adjusting so you can't actually SEE the time meant it had to be some ungodly hour."If it's some sort of telemarketer or spambot I am SO shooting somebody." You grumble angrily, rubbing your eyes. With your vision clearing up, you finally get a good look at your phone again and see that you in fact received a text from Himawari. You guess you shouldn't be surprised that she'd be up at odd hours. Wondering what could be so important, you check the message.FOUND HIMYour eyes widen.>Get to the office RIGHT FUCKING NOW.>Calm down. You can handle this at a proper hour.>Other
>>32788777>>Get to the office RIGHT FUCKING NOW.
>>32788777>>Get to the office RIGHT FUCKING NOW.>Also Merc, you forgot to update the pastebin.We have +1 Morale for Rin, and +1 Heavy Armor for all of our idols
>>32788848Goddamn, I keep meaning to link the new one.
Rolled 7>>32788777>>Get to the office RIGHT FUCKING NOW.
>>32788777>Get to the office RIGHT FUCKING NOW.He is not going to kill again.
>>32788777>Get to the office RIGHT FUCKING NOW.We're gonna get this sumbitch.
>>32788777>Get to the office RIGHT FUCKING NOW.
>>32788777You quickly send off a text message to Jenner before putting some clothes on and bolting out of the door. If you had a lead, you had to take it before that bastard had a chance to kill again. Fortunately for you, there was nobody on the roads at this hour, so you reach the office in record time."You're late, Producer." Jenner says, obviously waiting for you as you enter the office. WHAT THE HELL HOW DOES SHE DO THAT."So Himawari found the killer?" Jenner asks."Yeah." You nod as you head for the data center. "I had her combing the entire city's surveillance network with facial recognition. Even if he can hide from the cameras while committed crimes, he can't evade them all the time.""True." Jenner nods.You reach the data center and knock loudly on the door. Himawari opens it up, not looking tired or phased at all by the hour."Oh, hey Producer." Himawari blinks. "Didn't expect you to get here so fast.""What have you got?" You say, skipping straight to the point."Ah, well, I was running facial recognition on the citywide surveillance network, and I basically narrowed it down to areas that got the most hits." Himawari taps some keys on her computer and screen shows a map of the city, with a small cluster of red dots. "Apparently, there's this place down in District Eight our guy likes to frequent a lot. I cross checked the location, and it appears to be a housing tower. A Megablock."You wince. Megablocks were Delta City's answer to cheap housing. Just build a massive tower with thousands of units and its own amenities and call it a day. There were a few in District Six, but they were primarily found in the slums of District Eight. It would take forever to fully search one.(cont)
>>32789335"Can you narrow down where he could be?""Sorry, no." Himawari shakes her head. "Coverage in District Eight is pretty bad. I was lucky I even found working cameras out there."Makes sense. People in the slums would have reason to get rid of cameras, and municipal authorities wouldn't want to go in there to fix them without serious protection."That's a lot of ground to cover, Producer." Jenner frowns. "And we have a performance coming up, too. We're going to need four idols for that one."Damn, you remembered Jenner mentioning this to you. With the killer running rampant a lot of idol companies were hunkering down, meaning there were much more jobs available. >Keep it on. It would look bad if we cancelled on them.>Cancel it. We'll need every girl we have on this.>Other>Also, new art!
>>32789357>>Cancel it. We'll need every girl we have on this.>Other: Call the Magical Girls for support
Rolled 18>>32789357>>OtherCall in our allies.We can send in a combined squad.See what they're willing to send, then we look into maybe cancelling our performance.
>>32789357>Cancel it. We'll need every girl we have on this.
>>32789357>OtherFirst thing get word to our ally, Zenith. That way we got reinforcements. So we can >Keep it on. It would look bad if we cancelled on them.
>>32789357>>Keep it on. It would look bad if we cancelled on them.
>>32789357>Cancel it. We'll need every girl we have on this
>>32789357>>OtherGet the allies we made in on this. They're just as invested as we are in getting rid of this killer.
>>32789357>Keep it on. It would look bad if we cancelled on them.
Rolled 18Just FYI, cancelling will gain us 2 more combat idols.We should be able to work with a squad of 4 combat idols if our allies are brought in.
>>32789357>Keep it on. It would look bad if we cancelled on them.>Otherwe will have some well skilled mercs crashing out in our place. maybe we can see if they want to do a side job?oh yea, awesome new art! why am I not surprised our demo girl is Marisa from Touhou.
>>32789357>Cancel it. We'll need every girl we have on this.>Contact Zenith for backup
Capture or Kill?I say capture because of information we may need to extract and for the fact that what the Tribunal does to him is far worse than anything we can come up with.
>>32789357>Keep it on. It would look bad if we cancelled on them.>OtherCall in allies!
>>32789357>Keep it on. It would look bad if we cancelled on them.Besides Rin and Niko, we just need to put out two cobat idols for the show. We still have four more combat idols + K-zwolf for backup
Rolled 10, 12, 12 = 34>>32789549this
>>32789357>Keep it on. It would look bad if we cancelled on them.>Contact Zenith for backup.Unless Julie was part of the next concert.
Curryanon here, strange idea came to me last night. What if Cole is actually an artificial Human/clone designed to be an empty shell for someone who's dying, or otherwise needs a new body? Should we meet the original when the opportunity arises, with or without Cole?Just imagine if the original has a completely different personality compared to Cole.>The original is rich, well-mannered, kind, ladylike, and eats a well balanced gluten-free diet set up by her personal nutritionist to accommodate her medical needs....Then she meets Cole; crude, uninhibited, and well...Cole; subsisting on a diet of meat, junk food, and anything deep fried and salty. Hell, the original could be jealous of Cole for being able to do things that she wishes she could do if she weren't in her current condition such as idoling.Then after the meeting, she describes Cole as someone rather...different... from what she was expecting of someone created from her genes.
>>32789357>MegablockWE DREDD NOW>Cancel it. We'll need every girl we have on this.>OtherCall up our colleagues
Julie's arms look kind of funky to me other then that, I like the art
>>32789697So what, the original spends her nights watching recordings of Cole idoling, imagining that she could be the one doing those things if only things went according to plan?
>>32789357>Keep it on. It would look bad if we cancelled on them.We did say that we would work with Zenith (I think it was Zenith, the Magical Girl Idols) on this. Maybe they can help on this.
>>32789357"Let's see...." You frown. You knew that you could count on Zenith sending four idols to assist you: Heartlancer, Kaleidoscope, Shadowblade, and Monarch. That was all they were able or willing to commit. That meant if you canceled the performance, you'd free up 2 combat idols, giving you a total of 10 to work with.Then again, you could keep the performance as scheduled, and Zenith's idols would be more than enough to fill the gap. You haven't had a lot of jobs lately, and this one promised to pay well. Up to $5000 not including sponsorships and upkeep. Plus, cancelling last minute was sure to make more than a few people angry...>Zenith's reinforcements should be enough. Stick to the schedule.>You need every idol you can get. Cancel the performance.>Other
>>32789697>>32789751Damn, that's dark.I know Cole is gonna get in trouble with a biotech firm at some point, but being the clone of the daughter of some mega tycoon could cause us some serious problems.If she's just a lab rat, we can claim mistreatment or outright buy her from them. But a clone's DNA might always be the property of its original owner.
>>32789809>Zenith's reinforcements should be enough. Stick to the schedule.
>>32789809>>Zenith's reinforcements should be enough. Stick to the schedule.
>>32789809>Stick to the scheduleDid we get to pick the jobs last thread, or was this something automatic?
>>32789814What's darker is the implication that Cole was supposed to be mindless or brain dead until someone was Direct Controlling her.
>>32789894Which means hypothetically that control can be reinstated.Like it wouldn't be Cole anymore.
>>32789916How the hell would we handle that hypothetical situation? Cole isn't Cole anymore. The person using her is genuinely happy to be alive and has a crap ton of resources to keep it that way.
Just so we have something to talk about/get it out of the way.Which idols are going to stay behind and protect/perform with Rin and Niko.We promised Julie to go, Rochelle is a field leader and has K-ZwolfMelissa since if we may have to go hand to hand, her augs should cover us.That leaves these three.Morgan not sure if a sniper might be a good idea for such a close quarters areaSparky for the same reasonand Cole mostly for the fact that since our opponent is almost fully cyborg and maybe has protection against her electric attacks it may not be a good idea sending her along.Thoughts?
>>32790091Does Sparky have a variety of grenades (Stun, flashbang, HE, etc.)?
>>32790091Cole and Morgan should go with Rin and Niko. Sparky should go after the killer. We might need her to blast through walls. I think the killer might have entrenched himself and we might need a way into his lair.
>>32790139Probably stun and frags but we might be in a populated area and are fighting close quarters
Rolled 10>>32790091I'd send Morgan and Melissa.We'll likely need a good number of explosives to flush him out.
>>32790180If true, keep it to Less than lethal grenades.
Rolled 8>>32790180Sparky rarely if ever causes colleteral damage.
>>32790173I agree with this. If the Killer goes after Rin or Niko, or another Idol company decides to, then we need to have our best foot forward to protect them.Morgan and Sparky might not be the most useful to go up against the killer, but they could incapacitate him quickly if the conditions are right.
>>32789809"Yeah, I think Zenith's idols can fill up any gaps we might have." You nod. You take another look at your roster to confirm.Kaleidoscope was apparently a very good shooter. Her marksmanship was touted to be Olympic-level, even. However, Hillman's notes warned she had self-confidence issues, and tended to shoot to disable rather than kill. Heartlancer was the muscle. She carried the heaviest loadout out of any of the four magical girls. She also carried around a collapsible spear for close combat. You guess those combat moves she showed in performances weren't just for show.Shadowlancer was tech support. Not exactly a great fighter, but she knew her way in around most electronic and analog systems. She also had a lot of recon-oriented gear like surveillance drones.Monarch was something of the team medic. She was a very strict pacifist, so she refused to arm herself, meaning she had to depend on other idols to defend her. However, she was an amazingly skilled medic. Hillman noted that she could be a licensed surgeon if she wanted to.With that in mind, you had to figure out which two idols you should send to keep an eye on Rin and Niko. The Killer wasn't the only potential threat out there, after all.>Which two idols will be sent to the performance? Keep in mind you already promised Julie she'd be on the attack op.
>>32790206To buildings maybe but I don't think its the same for fellow idols, either frag or flash greandes
>>32790230Morgan to be overwatch. Sparky to set traps just in case he gets too close
>>32790261Why not disguise the traps as pyrotechnics as "Part of the show"?
>>32790230Morgan and Sparky.Their providing a sniper and Sparky I feel is too green and her perks don't suit the situation
>>32790230>Protect Rin and NikoCole and Morgan.
>>32790230Send Julie, Rochelle, Morgan, and Melissa on the mission.Cole and Sparky go with Rin and Niko.
Rolled 8>>32790230Morgan and sparky.
>>32790230Morgan and Sparky
>>32790284So have claymores set up so they detonate along with a bunch of fireworks? Tripwire traps that set off towers of flame?
>>32790230Cole and Morgan goes with Rin and Niko
>>32789697Curryanon, I think you should keep to eating your curry before any other speculative ideas happen.
>>32790230Okay, so it seems like Morgan and Sparky are the ones to be sent to the performance!>Y>N
>>32790450I don't like it. Feels soft.
Don't want to clog the thread early but I had a semi-expansion of the Christmas idea. This came to me in a daydream/dreamTheir first snow day.Rin and Melissa build a SnowmanCole and Himawari are shivering in the cold wondering what the fuck are they doing hereMorgan wears a t-shirt and shorts an 30 to 40 degree weather because she's russain.Rochelle, Julie, Niko are having a snowball fight until Faynn comes out riding K-Zwolf mounting an MG-42 with a funnel and pump attached shooting snow balls/pellets at the idols. Then becomes some sort of crazy comedic death match. P-san just sips his hot coco thinking its just another day
>>32790450You designate Morgan and Sparky to run protection for Rin and Niko. They were both still relatively green, and you had the feeling that you were going to need your heaviest hitters in order to take the killer out. The possibility that he had military-grade augmetics meant you had to assume the worst."Okay, now that we know who we're bringing, and we know where he is, where do we go from here?" Jenner asks."We can wake the girls. If we mobilize now, we should still have time to mount a pre-dawn raid." You say. "Less people, less collateral damage and chances for him to escape.""That's true, but just waking them up in the middle of the night might not be the best thing, and I'm not just talking about morale." Jenner frowns. "Their physical performance might be impaired as well.">They're going to have to learn that an op can happen at any time.>All right, we'll give them a couple hours of rest.>Other
>>32790717>>They're going to have to learn that an op can happen at any time.
>>32790717>They're going to have to learn that an op can happen at any time.Intel doesn't wait and leads tend to dry up fast.Get them some coffee.
Rolled 12>>32790717>>They're going to have to learn that an op can happen at any time.>otherHit the shopLets see what we can get before they finish waking up.
>>32790717>They're going to have to learn that an op can happen at any time.Let them crash out afterward, and give those girls what ever treats they want afterward if they are still grumpy. Time is of the essence.
>>32790717>>They're going to have to learn that an op can happen at any timeJenner knows about ops and intel. It's on a timer. We go now.
>>32790717>They're going to have to learn that an op can happen at any time.Jenner's right and all, but every hour that goes by is another hour that the killer could strike and dismember an idol.
>>32790717>>They're going to have to learn that an op can happen at any time.>Other brew them some coffee>>32790764Dude we spent a pretty penny on Sparky's equipment and we have to pay for upkeep
Rolled 17>>32790789Upkeep comes from incoming pay.
>>32790717>>All right, we'll give them a couple hours of rest.If he's frequently seen at the Megablock he will be there later on. So lets have our Idols at 100% when they take him on.
>>32790808But we don't have that much left in out savings
>>32790717>They're going to have to learn that an op can happen at any time.The fact that they're taking down a murderer should wake them up fast.
>>32790717>They're going to have to learn that an op can happen at any time.An early wake up call never killed anyone. Its not like they just finished hell week or something; I ran on 4-ish hours of sleep when I was around their ages.
Rolled 5>>32790819And we're taking on a dangerous target.A few pieces of extra carapace armour will save lives.
>>32790846can we afford 3 sets of carapace armor?
>>32790717"They're going to have to learn that an op can happen at any time." You say sternly. "You of all people should know that.""I know, but still...." Jenner frowns."Oh, can it be that you're actually going soft on them?" You give a sly grin."Nothing of the sort." Jenner huffs. "Anyways, if you so insist on waking them up, then I'll leave it to you. I'll try and contact Stig to see if he can come down here."You head over to the housing block. Since Rin, Niko, Morgan, and Sparky didn't need to go on the raid, you head for Rochelle, Cole, Julie, and Melissa's rooms to wake them separately. You also give a call to Hillman to explain the situation to him. He's reluctant about it, but you manage to convince him to organize his idols as well, and they'll meet you at the target site.It was odd, though. You've spent years in dense jungles and barren deserts fraught with dangers. You've navigated minefields, swam through dangerous waters, and faced every conceivable life threatening situation possible.So why did you feel so nervous about waking up a bunch of teenage girls in the middle of the night?>roll 1d20
>>32790899We should be able to afford 3k.>>32791004...God dammit.
>>32791004Well then... This should be fun.
I'm hoping for shenanigans.
>>32791004...You know what...fuck it let's take the 1 and laugh our asses off.
>>32789357Late but can someone name the girls from left to right?
>>32791045We only have one star power left.Lets take Julie's punch to the balls and Coles electric zap.
>>32791004So uh, do you want to STAR POWER this? The results aren't exactly life threatening.... for the idols, anyways...You have 1 point left.>Y>N
>>32791048Morgan, JUSTICE, Best Girl/Dog, Rochelle, Niko, Rin, Cole, Melissa, Sparky
>>32791063>NThis is just like how Sam took out the Knightpuncher JAGER STURMFUHRER!
>>32791063I also forgot my pic.
>>32791063>NThis should be hilarious.
>>32791079Go away loki
>>32791063>NI'm hoping for some SHOCKING consequences.
>>32791041I rolled too late.Time to go back to negotiating deals with /g/.
>>32791079Have Producer, after having the shit stomped out of him, lie saying that it was all part of training.
>>32791079Hi Loki! How's Alice been doing?
>>32791079IF I SEE THAT CAT ONE MORE TIME!>>32791063>N
>>32791079Loki, my man, how's running an idol officio working out for you?
>>32790230>>Which two idols will be sent to the performance? Keep in mind you already promised Julie she'd be on the attack op.Shouldn't cole's Bioradar be pretty amazing for tracking this douchecanoe down?I forget which op is which, but uh, we may want cole on the attack op.Also because she can jam out -any- of the killer's defenses, like wifi cameras or whatnot.
Merc, can we get free reroll once per thread? Nat 1s are too common in this quest.
>>32791106On the upside, we do have a fine doctor on hand to patch up a soon to be beaten Producer.
So the next Combat Idol we should get is a Medic, right?
>>32790997NLet the hijinks ensue
>>32791149Shes already on the assault team.
Here's a question.Why are we not just using Harbinger That is what it's called right? to wake them...
>>32791167We rounded out our idols, we had 8, Sparky was the last one
>>32791167One that fucking shoots. Anit having no pacifist on this team.
>>32791182First, yes it is called the Harbinger.Second, we kind of agreed that we wouldn't be using it unless if it was the most absolute dire life or death scenario.
>>32791167we should have got a medic in the first or second hiringbut these anons are retarded
>>32791212It's also comms network. And we can just yell at them through to get up...
>>32791167We could. Though we have harbinger for that.More generalists would be better.
>>32791211>>32791217Didn't Jenner Said that 8 idols are good enough, we barely have time to personally oversee all of them
>>32791212we agreed we wouldn't be using the super sekrit special mind control mode of itits still our command and control interface, its our comms center and we use it to monitor and command our idolsthis has been pointed out to you many many times and yet you still get it wrong and propagate lies
>>32791293I don't care what the fuck she said, we should have gotten a medic instead of one of the other combat idols
>>32791063NWe need to save that Star Power for the actual fight.
>>32791318Okay how about this, Merc flat out said you getting anymore through her. Deal with it.
>>32791318No crying over spilt medics. Just deal with the daughters we already have.
>>32791318We're maxed on our idols though what do you want, we can't change it.We could have gotten one bu we ended up with Sparky. I made my peace with it so just let it go
>>32791293It is a full idol company, yes.We could do with an additional backup or two for a reinforced company incase of injuries or such, thought. Still, thats something that can be set aside for now.
Lets get more and delegate. Older idols can mentor newer ones. How many idols are there per Idolmasters anyway? I wonder if we can increase our headquarters once more
>>32791359You're not getting anymore. God damn, I'm the needing coffee now.
>>32791359I know that anon, I ain't arguing that we should, I'm arguing that you are retarded for filling up 8 slots and none of them is a medic.Fuck me, when I served in an 8 man section we had TWO medics and a secondary corpsman, and that did not decrease our fighting capacity any, if anything, it increased it.
>>32791359>>32791365>>32791377heres a question for merccan we later on train our idols in secondary skillsets? because it makes no sense for each of them to ONLY do the label they wear and having people with secondaries in first-aid is useful as fuck
>>32791418I'm well aware of that... But welcome to /tg/Tactics and building combat teams isn't their strongest points.
>>32791418I voted for the medic so I don't know what your talking about.but people want demo because of SPARKY!so yeah.
>>32791445I say one day we take Sparky's bombs away and replace them with first-aid kits and tourniquets
>>32791418I don't get where the limit is coming from. I am pretty sure we can still grow as a company as higher and higher jobs and performances come by.
>>32791440I'll second this question, its kind of important for our idols future development.
>>32791547It's a matter of management, the produce can barely handle 8 idols on his own, I mean 7 since we barely talk to Niko.
>>32791616its more an arbitrary game limit more than anything, I'm sure once we get Rochelle trained up, we can delegate to her.Delegating ain't hard, I mean fuck, thats exactly what our job is, it makes no sense for us to not be able to delegate more.
I think we don't need a medic, just ways to get back to the doctor in home base ASAP.AKA blowing yourself an exit out of hell.
>>32791649Because I'm pretty sure, we just started doing this for a few months. Yet our expansion was quick as it is.
>>32791658>I think we don't need a medic, just ways to get back to the doctor in home base ASAP.guess what medics do, they keep people alive long enough so the doctor gets to work with living people instead of corpsesmedic's don't magically make everything better, they stop people from dying so they can get fixed by the doctors...fuck me, this is the kind of tactical genius we are dealing with
>>32791676We or QM might be rushing things as interests holds only for so long...
>>32791658You don't even know what a medic's job is...
>>32791692>fuck me, this is the kind of tactical genius we are dealing withWelcome to /tg/ and their magic little realm.
>>32791692>>32791708Why not just give every combat idol training in first aid then?
Rolled 4>>32791736implying you're not kneedeep in itone of us
>>32791658Again just trying to justify sparky as a tactical assist
>>32791745That would be ideal, along with mixing some of them up in AT/EO secondaries seeing as comms ain't an issue
>>32791063What followed was what you could only call a series of misadventures on your part.The first idol you tried to rouse was Rochelle. After knocking her door and receiving no answer, you use your master key to unlock it and open it, only to get tackled in the chest by K-Zwolf."WARNING, BLUE ON BLUE INCIDENT DETECTED. CEASING HOSTILITIES." The Cyber Hound buzzes.If only he did that before crushing your chest in. "K-Zwolf, what's going on?" You hear Rochelle as she walks up to the door, a handgun pointed out and ready. "Whoa, WHOA! Hold your fire!" You say, raising your hands up defensively. The last thing you needed was getting shot in the middle of the night by one of your own idols."Sir?" Rochelle blinks before lowering the gun. "What are you doing here?""We got a mission, soldier." You cough, scrambling back to your feet. "And do you always sleep with a handgun?""You mean you don't?" Rochelle blinks."Actually, no.""Oh..." Rochelle frowns. "So I guess, uh, I'll get dressed..."She then quickly retreats back into her room, and K-Zwolf plants itself firmly in front of the door, glaring at you, like this whole commotion was your fault."Bad dog." You scowl before moving on. (cont)
>>32791790BWHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAWhat does blue on blue mean?
>>32791790Next up was Julie. Again, she didn't answer summons, so you enter her room. You see her on her bed snoring loudly and you put a hand on her shoulder to shake her awake. However, Julie's arms reflexively reach out and grab you, pulling you into her chest. You feel your face getting mashed into her sizable assets, and for a moment there you genuinely though you were going to suffocate."Such a cute doggie...." You hear Julie mumble in her sleep. You try to extricate yourself without hurting or waking her, but her grip is just too damn strong, and you vision begins to blur."Julie..." You croak."Eh?" Julie's eyes flutter open as she wakes to see you inadvertently motorboating her."Oho, Producer, I never knew you were into this sort of thing..."You did not like how her voice suddenly had a murderous edge to it."Uh, morning, Julie." You say nervously. "We uh, have a mission right now, so if you could kindly get dressed...""Uh huh. I'll do that." Julie says with a smile on her face, but murder in her voice.Suddenly, you feel yourself flying through the air as Julie physically tosses you out of her room. Your back slams onto the hallway wall and as you slide down, you see Julie, clad in nothing but a bra and panties, give you another deathsmile before slamming the door.Ugh.... two down two to go.(cont)
>>32791806>What does blue on blue mean?Oh come on! Friendly fire you derp
>>32791806>Blue on blue refers to an incidence of friendly fire, an inadvertent firing toward one's own or otherwise friendly forces.
>>32791810It's the same deal with Melissa. You're forced to enter her room and find out that she sleeps topless. Well, she usually disconnected her augmetic limbs before sleeping, so you guess it would be hard to keep a bra on with only one arm. As you wake her, she instinctively grabs her augmetic arm lying on a nightstand next to her bed and swings it out at you like a bat, knocking you out cold for a brief second."Oh, um, sorry about that, Producer." Melissa blinks as she drapes her blanket around herself for modesty. "But frankly, you sorta had it coming.""Just get dressed..." You groan. (cont)
Rolled 15>>32791810oh shit, this might actually turn into a problem.
>>32791839All of them, -1 morale.
>>32791850Please don't do this. Producer's suffering is enough.
>>32791833And last but not least was Cole. If this morning was any indication, she was going to be the worst of the lot. You already knew she was not a morning person at all, and HATED having to wake up early.However, you had a duty to perform. You reluctantly enter Cole's room, where she's sleeping quietly. You lean down to shake her awake when the blanket covering her slips off, and that's when you find out that Cole slept in the nude.And at that terribly inconvenient moment, her eyes snap open."Um, I can explain this-""P-P-PRODUCEEEEERR!!!" Cole's face goes red as she screams.---Meanwhile, down int he data center, Himawari was passing the time playing one of the latest adult games. She was almost at the scene were she would unlock the SUPERS STEAMY HOMO END when everything went black.A power outage? Himawari frowned. Well, the backup generator would kick in and she could continue...Except the screen was still black.No, this couldn't be right. Himawari made sure that Falynn installed triple redundancy in case of power outage! What could have possibly knocked all of them out?!?Worst of all, she forgot to save her game."NOOOOOOOOOOOO!" She wailed.---"I would ask what happened to you, but I think I already know." Jenner says as she walks into the lounge to see Dr. Stiles treating your many wounds."It's been a hectic morning." You sigh. "Well, Marc delivers 24/7. Do you want to check the shop for any last minute purchase?" Jenner asks. "We still have $5400 in the bank.">Sure, let's check the shop.>No, we got everything we need.>Other
Rolled 3>>32791859>>Sure, let's check the shop.
>>32791857Yeah, I'll be angry about that if we get anything negative from this beyond some side jokes being made from them.
>>32791859>>Sure, let's check the shop.Once again, Cole best daughteru.
>>32791859>>Sure, let's check the shop.
>>32791859Now Cole can never get married! >Sure, let's check the shop.Welp, now's probably a good time to exit the thread for the next 2 hours or so
>>32791859>>OtherPlead with the girls...I was the one who knocks!
>>32791859>>Sure, let's check the shop.Just get the Caprapace armor.I feel dirty since we practically molested one of our idols....
Rolled 4>>32791876Stop being a pussy.Jenner already warned that morale loss might be a factor and we rolled that nat 1.
>>32791859>producer's reactionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhUQlFOK3Z4&feature=kpAlso, Cole is a gem as always.
>>32791850>implying all of them didn't secretly enjoy Producer seeing them in their underwear.
Rolled 18>>32791895Molested and peeped on.
>>32791859>Sure, let's check the shop.Just get Carapace Armor for those who need it.
>>32791901It's a fucking wake up call for a mission. Morale shouldn't ever be considered on this shit.
>>32791895>>32791926Now we'll have to take responsibility!
>>32791850>>32791859Including Himawari because save lost and Falynn for mass EMP'd computers/systems.
>>32791859> Sure, let's check the shop.... Uh, Cole? You've paraded around in front of Producer nude before. You even had him help you take showers.
Rolled 15>>32791975>being this dense
>>32791975>Expecting a tsun like Cole to behave consistently.
>>32791926I feel bad for both parties, Lilith is going to be busy now.>>32791933Though I think their opinion of us might be kind of lowered
>>32791933Even military grunts get pissed off when woken unexpectedly for a mission. They'll perform, yeah, but they'll be grumpy as shit for a while.
>>32791975You just don't understand the heart of a pure maiden, anon
>>32791859>Sure, let's check the shop.Also NEXT UPGRADE IS A PA SYSTEM FOR ALL THE IDOL ROOMS.
>>32792014Not really anon, after the first time the adrenalin rush from a new Op overrides such thoughts and you're quickly awake and getting ready.
>>32792028This, why don't we have intercoms by each door? Isn't this the world of tomorrow?
>>32792049Some of them might not wake up. Julie and Cole especially
Rolled 11>>32792034Them not being military aside, this is the first time we're waking them up unexpectedly.
>>32792049And as someone said early, why didn't we just use Harbingers comm system to wake them up.
>>32791859"Okay, I'll do a bit of checking." You say as you bring up Marc's catalog.SHOP LIST: http://pastebin.com/DhwzuZ0d>You have $5400. Do you make any purchases?
>>32792081Everything and lets go already!
>>32792081Powered exoskeleton for SparkyCarapace ArmourTotal $4000
>>32792071Anon, you just gotta expect the rules of the universe to bend over for shenanigans when a 1 is rolled.
Rolled 15>>327920813 x Carapace Armour.Total 3000.For Cole, Rochelle and Melissa.
>>32792081Carapace Armor X 3: 3000That should be enough for Rochelle, Cole, and Melissa
>>32792069Not to mention they don't even know WHY they're being woke up.
>>32792071The Nat 1 demanded blood sacrifice. Better the Producer than the Idols
>>327920813 x Carapace Armour.Let's make the shopping go fast so we can get to ACTION
>>32792108>>32792119Can we grab a few sensor grenades as well? They seem useful in the urban combat hellhole we are about to enter.
>>327920813 Carapace Armours.Also.We're going into a dangerous situation.Swap Cole and Melissa's Flashbang Grenades for Frags.This gives each buddy pair access to one flash and one frag.I expect we'll need some for room clearance in the building.
>>32792108>>32792119Support, cole is a "mage", why would she need powered armor? She need to touch her enemies to electrify them
>>32792142We have Cole's biosensor and Melissa's seismic foot.I think we're quite good.
>>32792142We have k-Zwolf, Rochelle Leg Sensor, and Julie's Orcle, and Cole's Bio-Sensor, we're fine.>>32792146It's the body armor not the power armor
>>32792122Meh it was fun. Besides who would sexualize a daughteru?
>>32792108I agree. We only need three carapace.
>>32792169>Melissa's Leg SensorFTFY
>>32792160And quite honestly sensors might be more a hinderance, considering we're going into one of those super-structures from "Dredd". Hunting one guy in a gigantic slum/apartment complex? Ick.
>>32792188We should have them pack extra ammo.
>>32792160>>32792169Forgot about those. I was mostly worried about traps this guy might have laying in wait which Cole and Mellisa wouldn't be able to detect.
>>32792206K-Zwolf and Julie's oracle should work well
>>32792206Good point. We should expect tons of traps around his hideout.
>>32792199They should be packing as many HE grenades as they can get and using them for every bloody door they have to go through.
>>32792232Each girl has one grenade apiece.You want unlimited grenades, we need to bring sparky on this op.
>>32792226Except his 'hideout' is a nondescript apartment. If he's rigged it with anything, he's made our jobs easier, since then we don't have to search the entire mega-apartment complex.
>>32792246Wait a minute, don't we have Zenith idols to help us?
>>327920813 x Carapace Armor please.
>>32792259We should, but until they show assume that the four we have is all we have.
To MC,>YConfirming for 3x Carapace ArmorLETS GO ALREADY!
Ladies, Gentlemen, anons, what do we do if DeRosa is doing an OP at the same time as we are and we're now competing against each other? Of all the things that can screw us over is trying to one-up our rivals instead of working together.
>VISR OPTICAL ENHANCER - 2000>A standard issue military visor that provides nightvision and IR vision modes, as well as realtime battlefield data projections.Should we add this for rochelle, our team lead?
>>32792174/tg/ in one of their more autistic moments
>>32792248Since this guy is ex special forces and in the middle of comiting crimes, I can't imagine he doesn't have a few nasty surprises wait for unwanted "solicitors".
>>32792293Crap, I don't think they'll be willing to split the reward with us anytime soon.
>>32792295So chewing the knob or what ever the term is?
>>32792310Also, expect a 3-way firefight in the absolute worst case scenario.
>>32792294We are fine in detecting hostiles. We'll get it if we have surplus funds
>>32792293Chances for them to get all the information we did is abit low. So hopefully not.In anycase if we do run into them, we have better odds to chase them away with gunfire since we have our allies with us.
>>32792293Then if possible, we beat them back or capture them though it is unlikely they caught what we have. r
>>32792335Not detecting hostile.We're going into a major structure, HUD projected map of the building will be extremely helpful for the team lead to decide on what to do next.
>>32792360She turns it on and sees a bajillion unemployed people browsing an imageboard inside the Megaplex, what do?
>>32792360Julie's Oracle, and Melissa's Leg sensor, and Cole's Bis sensor should handle it
So, question: Are we taking an active role in this op? Like front line stuff, since this doesn't fall under the idol vs. idol junk?
>>32792398I guess it depends on how we're splitting our reward with Zenith.
>>32792386>pettan pettan pettan>Rochelle's flatness is JUSTICE>I want to lick her legs
>>32792398No. We're not. We're command and control. We don't take an active role in combat.
>>32792398I guess we can stand by an exit and killsteal the runaway cyborg. "Dodge this." Afterwards, we can go "Oh I knew him, he was a dick."
>>32792414>I want Cole to beat the crap out of me.
>>32792396Melissa's sensor detects seismic movement, so it won't help with building navigation. The Biosensor is for people, same deal.I don't remember what the Oracle did, anyone has a reminder?
>>32792414>You are the PRODUCER, a former soldier hired to manage a group of teenage girls...
>>32792422thats during Idol work, this ain't Idol work anon
>>32792454It's a shame we can't rally Tunnel Snakes to be auxiliary support since this isn't idol business.
>>32792454Yeah, no. We have more than enough people being deployed for this. We don't need to be there beyond command.
>>32792428I suppose this would be the best, though I hate the idea of not being able to directly support our girls against a guy at this level.>>32792429Don't we all future anon.
So guys, which idol do you think will die tonight?
>>32792447Scans for traps in view.This might be usable but having to communicate that to rochelle would waste time.
>>32792492With hope, none of ours. I couldn't care about the others.
>>32792499Thanks.Well, then.>VISR OPTICAL ENHANCER - 2000>A standard issue military visor that provides nightvision and IR vision modes, as well as realtime battlefield data projections.I'd be really cool if we could hook up the Oracle and seismic sensor (and possibly even the biosensor)'s feeds to the Visr but that can come later.
>>32792492Monarch, the medic always dies first, then Julie, cause plot.
>>32792475Everyone's face when 50% of the people living there are militant Tunnel Snakes.
>>32788777Also Merc you forgot to update the loadout as well. Julie has the combat shield not the riot one
>>32792528So...they're browsing the /k/ imageboard at the moment?
>>32792081>3 Carapace Armors purchased!>-$3000>$2400 remainYou purchase some heavier armor to make sure all your idols get some proper protection. After all, who knew what they were going to run into in the Megablock?After a few minutes, Rochelle, Julie, Cole, and Melissa assemble in the garage, still drowsy and tired. However, they all give you a wary stare as you approach. "Now girls." You say, looking at them apologetically. "I'm sorry for waking you all up so early, but this is important. We have an idea where the Idol Killer may be and we're going after him."At that moment, all of your idols' expressions change from wariness to determination. "Really, sir?" Rochelle asks."Yeah! We can really trounce him!" Julie nods, cracking her knuckles."Now, this is going to be a joint operation with Zenith, like we trained for." You say. "Morgan and Sparky need to stay behind to keep an eye on Rin and Niko, so it's going to be on you to catch this guy.""Where are we going?" Cole grumbles."DIstrict Eight. It's not quite the Tombs, but it's still a fairly dangerous place, expect dangers and hazards not related to our immediate target to show up." You warn.With that, your idols gear up and mount up in the SUV. Stig then arrives, driving a very sleek and expensive looking sports car."Stig, where the hell did you get that?" You raise an eyebrow.Stig just looks at you and shrugs."Is it even yours?"Another shrug. "Okay, whatever. Just drive." You sigh."Hello, again, Stig!" NEMO chimes cheerfully as your driver starts the engine. "Where are we going today?"(cont)
>>32792492Julie. But she won't go out like a bitch, that's for sure.
>>32792564Stig punches in the address."The Apple Tree Megablock? Sure thing!" NEMO says happily. "I know you like driving fast, so I mapped out a route with multiple straightaways and tight turns!"Stig sighs and nods."You're welcome!"Huh, this was kinda weird, actually."It's nice to see them getting along so well, right K-Zwolf?" Rochelle chuckles."ACKNOWLEDGED." The Cyberhound rumbles from the trunk.In the meantime, you've been reviewing how exactly you could narrow down your search pattern. There was no realistic way of going room by room. You needed something in your favor. Further research in the Apple Tree Megablock showed that it did indeed have a surveillance system, but it was a local network, meaning you'd have to hack it onsite, assuming it was still working. Or, you could dig through occupant records, though they would most likely still be using paper records, something that utterly revolted Himawari. Lastly, you could try triggering an emergency alarm. That would force everybody to evacuate the building, so you could catch him at a chokepoint, and if he decided t hide, he'd be much easier to pick out.>Hack the surveillance system.>Check the records.>Trigger an alarm.>Other
>>32792580>>Hack the surveillance system.
>>32792580>>Check the records.Time to be a detective.
>>32792580>Hack the surveillance system.>Check the records.
>>32792580>Hack the surveillance system.Is that BLAME! ...?
>>32792571>Hack the surveillance system.The dicegods will deliver. Surely.
>>32792580>>Hack the surveillance system.>>Check the records.
>>32792612Nope, Biomega.Close though...
>>32792580>Check the records.In the far future of 20XX, no one bothers to get their records sealed at the courthouse.
>>32792623Meant to link >>32792580My bad.
>>32792580>>Hack the surveillance system.>>Check the records.Have their onsite hacker to help out
>>32792580> Hack the surveillance systemStig's waifu is cute.
>>32792580>>Hack the surveillance system.>>Check the records.We hook up the lan to an access point. That shouldnt be too hard if we link it to KZ-Wolf or something and transmit it to Himawari to hack and search.In the meantime, we can check through the records to see if we get lucky before himawari is done.
>>32792580>Hack the surveillance system.
You think since disabling a entire housing unit when we took out the thieves, and shocking us/disabling the three back up power sources in our own building. Cole power's will go up by one giving us a new perk?
>>32792580>>Check the recordsWe can probably do this without alerting the target. then we can segue into >Hack the surveillance system.
>>32792580>>Check the records.
>>32792580You suppose checking the housing records and hacking the surveillance system was sufficient. You certainly had the resources and know how to do it, especially with Zenith's support.Finally, the SUV pulls up to a nearby parking structure, where the huge bulk of the Apple Tree Megablock, one of many in this district, loomed on the horizon. You briefly wonder where Zenith could possibly be when an unmarked VTOL touches down. You see the four Zenith idols hop out, and Hillman himself comes out from the cockpit."Producer." He nods to you."Hillman." You nod back. You quickly give him a quick rundown on your plan."Sounds good." Hillman nods. I believe these two objectives are on the ground floor. "Yeah, that's what I'm thinking, too." You look at the VTOL. "That yours?""Yep. She's been rather useful." Hillman chuckles. "If you want, we can use this to insert a team on the roof, that way we can pincer the killer if we need to. But we have to be fast. The sun will be coming up soon and then you'll be able to see it coming from miles away.>We'll split our idols up between the ground floor and roof.>We'll keep all our idols together.>Other
>>32792823>We'll split our idols up between the ground floor and roof.
>>32792823I hate splitting the party, but...>We'll split our idols up between the ground floor and roof.
>>32792823>>We'll split our idols up between the ground floor and roof.
>>32792823> We'll split our idols up between the ground floor and roof.
>>32792823>>We'll split our idols up between the ground floor and roof.Cover more ground.
>>32792823>>We'll keep all our idols together.Ok guys, seriously, are we gonna go in ourselves or not? We are SUPER MARKSMAN, so we can at least help out shooting from cover.
Merc, p-san's stats and special abilities plz
>>32792860We'd be better off coordinating the two teams.
>>32792906Useless meat, all we do is talk talk talk. 1 HP, will die to sneezes in opposite directions. We can fire a gun at the cost of street cred. All the street cred.
>>32792860God. I really wish Merc would just kill this line thought for good.Command and control. With the teams being split as it is they're going to need some to keep tabs on the two of the teams.
>>32792917This is AWACS SkyEye, all idols report in.
>>32792823>We'll split our idols up between the ground floor and roof.I am really wondering how powerful a super auged individual is at this point. Like Metal Gear Rising level? I doubt it but the last thing we need is some fucker who can jump from a 15th floor room and lad unharmed.
>>32792860>Ok guys, seriously, are we gonna go in ourselves or not? We are SUPER MARKSMAN, so we can at least help out shooting from cover.command and controlandlet us fly the Thunderbird
>>32792955What would our idols call signs be. Well we do know Rochelles... Not that I remember it.
>>32792823>>We'll keep all our idols together.x
>>32792823"We'll split our idols into two teams." You say. You mentally recall your available idols.Rochelle: Team LeadCole: Secondary Team Lead/ElectromasterJulie: Close CombatMelissa: Close Combat/Fire SupportK-Zwolf: Cyber HoundKaleidoscope: SniperHeartlancer: Close CombatShadowblade: Tech SupportMonarch: Medic>How will you organize the Roof and Ground teams?
>>32792998Team 1: GroundRochelleK-ZwolfMelissaKaleidoscopeMonarchTeam 2: RoofColeJulieHeartlancerShadowbladeEh.... Good enough.
>>32792998Where are the access points for the hacking?
>>32792998Ground LevelRochelle: Team LeadJulie: Close CombatMelissa: Close Combat/Fire SupportK-Zwolf: Cyber HoundCole: Secondary Team Lead/ElectromasterKaleidoscope: SniperHeartlancer: Close CombatShadowblade: Tech SupportMonarch: MedicRoof
Rolled 15>>32793032Yea, is it more ground floor or up at the top?
>>32792998Roof: Rochelle: Team LeadHeartlancer: Close CombatJulie: Close CombatMelissa: Close Combat/Fire SupportMonarch: MedicGround:Cole: Secondary Team Lead/ElectromasterKaleidoscope: SniperK-Zwolf: Cyber HoundShadowblade: Tech SupportP-san
>>32793032>>32793054>"Sounds good." Hillman nods. I believe these two objectives are on the ground floor. Try reading.
>>32792998Real quick: how are rooms on the inside laid out? The picture in my mind is like in Dredd, where the center of the building is open space with all of the rooms ringing around it. I'm asking because I don't know if the sniper should go in or not.
>>32792998Top team : Cole, Heartlancer, Melissa, KalediscopeBottom: Rochelle, Julie, Monarch, Shadowblade, KZ.Top is the hammer, bottom is the anvil.
Rolled 8>>32793070Then shadowblade needs to be on the ground.
>>32793028I like this but put Heartlancer in with Roof group.
>>32792998Ground FloorRochelle: Team LeadJulie: Close CombatMelissa: Close Combat/Fire SupportShadowblade: Tech SupportCole: Secondary Team Lead/ElectromasterKaleidoscope: SniperHeartlancer: Close CombatMonarch: Medic
>>32792998So, this seems to be the general gist of the groups:Ground FloorRochelle: Team LeadJulie: Close CombatMelissa: Close Combat/Fire SupportShadowblade: Tech SupportK-Zwolf: Cyber HoundCole: Secondary Team Lead/ElectromasterKaleidoscope: SniperHeartlancer: Close CombatMonarch: Medic>Y>N
>>32792998Ground FloorRochelle: Team LeadJulie: Close CombatMonarch: MedicK-Zwolf: Cyber HoundShadowblade: Tech SupportRoofCole: Secondary Team Lead/ElectromasterKaleidoscope: SniperHeartlancer: Close CombatMelissa: Close Combat/Fire Support
>>32793183>Everyone ground floor>YLETS GO ALREADY!
>>32793183>NI would rather have the medic on the ground floor.And Melissa on the roof.
>>32793183Swamping KZ and Monarch would be preferable to me but otherwise:>Y
Rolled 11>>32793183NSwap Monarch and Julie.Monarch has no firepower, keep her on the ground. The Roof team has little firepower.
>>32793204And remember the Medic is a very strict pacifistSo if we do that, what merc has, we'll only have 3 combat idols up there.
>>32793183Having Cole on her lonesome with a potentially rival team kind of spooks me, even if they've been good folks so far. But other than switching Heartlancer for Melissa I don't really oppose it.What's the problem with having the teams be split by which company they're from? Zenith's team seems pretty balanced on their own, even if their tech would be useful on the ground floor.
So what is the Wolf loaded out for?
>>32793183>N>>32793185Would be better. Plus there's someone with Cole that would have her back stead of by her self.
inb4 he's not there and is actually going straight for Rin and co.
>>32793242Oh, my question was just answered: Monarch being a pacifist slipped my mind. I'm up for swapping Monarch for either KZ or Julie.
>>32793242Well we have been specifically training with them for joint ops. Also, from the meta perspective, they are NPCs. Having at least some control over both teams seems better, even if it draws this encounter out,
>>32793267Well thank god we have a Stig and a VTOL. Gotta go fast.
Rolled 8>>32793274Julies better. Wolfie is paired with rochelle after all
>>32793183"Okay, we'll have Rochelle, Julie, Melissa, Shadowblade, and Monarch on the ground team. Cole, Julie, Kaleidoscope, and Heartlancer will be the roof team." You say."Got it." Hillman nods. "All right, roof team, load up!"The roof team hops into the VTOL and it takes off into the night, heading for the roof of the Megablock."All right, Rochelle, you take your team through the ground floor." You order."Do we go in concealed or open?" Rochelle asks.Well, going in concealed meant less chance of any kind of alarm being raised, but it would make things slow going and take a lot of time, which you wanted as much of as possible. Plus, at this hour, there shouldn't be much people around anyways. If you went in open, you'd be able to move about much faster, though at the risk of attracting attention.>Try to enter stealthily.>Stealth is not a priority here.>Other
>>32793343Eh, I would put Melissa because it be easier for the ground team to push with Julies shield and the roof team going down them with Melissas LMG.
>>32793357>Stealth is not a priority here.Speed is.
>>32793357>>Stealth is not a priority here.
>>32793357>>Try to enter stealthily.
>>32793357>"Okay, we'll have Rochelle, Julie, Melissa, Shadowblade, and Monarch on the ground team. Cole, Julie, Kaleidoscope, and Heartlancer will be the roof team." You say.THERE ARE 2 JULIE'SAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
>>32793357>>Stealth is not a priority here.Force of action, and Surprise
>>32793357>Stealth is not a priority here.
>>32793357The ground team is hacking in to find out where he is, right? If so, then stealth is the order of the day, at least until we find out where he is.
Rolled 1>>32793357>>Try to enter stealthily.Reach the objectives and being searching befote we go loud.
>>32793357>Try to enter stealthily.That is true. >>32793386changing >>32793383 Think that's mine, knew I should put text in it.
Rolled 1>>32793368At this point, we have not yet identified where the target is. Lets not rattle the cage till we have a better fix.
>>32793357 >>Try to enter stealthily.
>>32793357>Stealth is not a priority here.Hiding that many people is a no go. So where KZ end up?
>>32793446Be glad we roll it now
>>32793357>>Stealth is not a priority here.SAVE THE GIRL BEING KILLED AT THIS MOMENT GO GO GO GO GO GO GOGOOGOGOGOGOOGO!
>>32793357>Try to enter stealthily.At least until we hacked the shit and went through records.
>>32793357>Try to enter stealthily.
>>32793461Good job. I would like to change my vote:>>32793450to:>Try to enter stealthily.
>>32793357>>Stealth is not a priority here.Shock and awe
>>32789697Late to the thread, but next thing you know, we'll face an idol group composed of these girls.
>>32793357"Rochelle, try to enter silently." You instruct her. "I don't want any engagements just yet.""Got it." Rochelle nods. She leads her little impromptu team towards the Megablock. Instead of the main entrance, they find a side entrance. A quick slash from K-Zwolf easily breaks the flimsy lock on it it and the team silently files in. Meanwhile the roof team unloads from the VTOL and takes position on the roof as they wait for further instructions.>roll 1d20
>>32793612oh god why
Rolled 15>>32793612I regret nothing
Rolled 3>>32793612Damn you.
>>32793456>>32793612Third time's the charm apparently
>>32793612Dis gonna b gud
Rolled 13>>32793612... Wow. I can't even get mad.
>>32793612I say keep the 1 and save the reroll when we have a life or death situation.
>>32793612WHAT THE FUCK
>>32793652No, this is a pretty bad situation to have a 1 in. We've now set off alarms galore if we keep that 1, making everything more difficult to deal with.
>>32793651>>32793679The fucking annoying part, we don't have any good rolls to cover that
>>32793612Oh boy! Do you want to STAR POWER that?You only have 1 point left!>Y>N
>>32793699>YI really don't want the guy alerted and security down on our heads.
>>32793699>YSo it's going to be like that prom episode?At this rate it's going to take forever
>>32793699YFuck me, how the hell in 2 threads we lose all our STAR points.
>>32793778/tg/ dice are flawed and/or morons wasting good rolls for no real reason.The two biggest obsocles in any quests are the dice (if appliable) and anon themselves.
>>32793747Hofstadter's Law bitch.
>>32793793>wasting good rolls for no real reason.You know this isn't a thing, right?
>>32793793>wasting good rolls for no real reason.>wasting good rolls
Rolled 7Rolling to save Julie, who is gonna die without anymore star power.
>>32793834She's dead, Jim
>>32793834We can rebuild her.
>>32793619>STAR POWER SPENT>You have no more points remaining!Rochelle's team inserts without much issue, and soon enough, they follow the blue print to where the security room should be. However, much to your dismay, you find that the room is not only guarded, it was HEAVILY guarded. There were two men standing in front, brandishing automatic weapons. They had no clear uniform or insignia, which led you to conclude one thing. They were some kind of independent militia. You've read about Megablocks forced to self police. While some of these militias had good intentions, others were merely armed gangs who ruled their respective Megablocks with an iron fist. Here, you really had no way of telling which kind they were."What do we do, sir?" Rochelle hisses.>Take them out. >Capture them for info.>Back off and head for the record room instead.>Other
>>32793905>Back off and head for the record room instead.
Rolled 17>>32793905>>Capture them for info.Close combat ago
>>32793905>>Capture them for info.
>>32793905>>Take them out.
>>32793905>Capture them for info.
>>32793905>OtherI wonder.... if our guy is on the down low. Could we bribe these two into telling us where he is?
>>32793905> Capture them for info.Flashbang, then takedown.
Rolled 10>>32793905>>Capture them for info.Rolling to fail spectacularly.I want to be the one who kills a daughteru on father's day.
>>32793905>Capture them for info.>>32793975
Rolled 17>>32793905"Capture them for info." You order. "Got it." Rochelle nods and pulls a flashbang from her belt. She nods at K-Zwolf and Melissa, who get ready to move. Shadowblade, being the least combat capable, hangs back.Rochelle then pulls the pin on the flashbang and throws it.>roll 1d20
>>32793975>i want to be the coolest kid on facebook>>>/9fag/
Rolled 9>>32794081Die Rochelle die.
>>32794091>>32794094>>32794095I guess this is going to be one of *those* nights eh?
>>32794091>>32794094>>32794095>>32794103>>32794107Not a single roll over 10.
It really is one of those nights...
Rolled 14>>32794120Merc, can you please post pone this next week? I don't feel so good...
Rolled 17, 20 = 37>>32794091The flashbang flies through the air, but the two guards seem to be remarkably quick witted. One of them yells a warning and they both take cover. While they're still hit by the flashbang, the damage is mitigated somewhat. It looks like K-Zwolf and Melissa would have to do this the hard way.>roll 2d20
Rolled 9, 10 = 19>>32794140Fuck you dice god!
Rolled 12, 13 = 25>>32794132Coward, face your fate >>32794140
Rolled 11, 17 = 28>>32794140Dammit
Rolled 20, 14 = 34>>32794140
Rolled 6, 12 = 18>>32794140Oh my god, wow.
Rolled 16, 11 = 27>>32794140>17, 20we're fucked
>>32794125Who the fuck forgot to sacrifice a Mountain Dew and bag of Cheetos tonight?>>32794140
>>32794140>>32794147>>32794149>>32794150Yep, definitely one of those nights.
>>32794157Those are some badass guards
>>32794154Thank goodness for this guy. Let's not bank this one, we need it.
Rolled 20, 15 = 35>>32794175he's the 4th roll anon...
>>32794154>>32794186Yep good rolls being wasted. It's not hard to see when there's three posts so can people stop rolling after that?
>>32794225Again, doesn't work that way. So shut up about it.
>>32794232well it certainly looks that way for a bunch of threadsAnd for all we know it's broken and Moot hasn't bothered to look at it.
>>32794150You see Melissa strike one of the guards with her augmetic arm, sending the man tumbling back. He's not down or out, but you can tell Melissa's attack has knocked him off balance.Meanwhile, K-Zwolf tries to lunge at the other guard, who easily snatches the Cyber Hound out of the air. Damn, the guy must have augmetics too to pull off something like that."K-Zwolf!" Rochelle cries.>roll 1d20
>>32794225 It doesn't work that way
Rolled 8>>32794225There is delay between some one posting and it showing, at least with extensions. >>32794246
>>32794256Don't worry guys, I got this one.Also, am I late?
>>32794256Haven't heard any stories from you in a while.
>>32794256Finally a good roll
>>32794275Check the last few threads, also left the hospital recently for real life reasons.
Rolled 20>>32794256>>32794257>>32794262Too fucking close.
>>32794246Wait, did we took the CC package for K-Zwolf?
>>32794291I guess? I don't recall us getting to choose.
>>32794302It happens anon, it happens when it happens.
>>32794291Usually Merc is good about choosing the optimal package for a mission. If there's a mission where different loadoats are feasible he asks.
>>32794256In a flash, Rochelle is already on the move. While the second guard is grappling K-Zwolf, Rochelle sprints forward and slides, her fist coming out and striking the guard directly in the knee. The loud CRUNCH and scream of pain let you know that at least his legs weren't augmetic, and he drops K-Zwolf as he topples to the ground. A boot the face makes sure he stays down."THANK YOU, MASTER." K-Zwolf buzzes appreciatively."Nobody fucks with my dog." Rochelle smiles as she pats the Cyber Hound on the head."Hey, so, what do we do with this guy?" Melissa asks as she walks forward, the other guard caught in a painful looking headlock.>Question him.>Tie him up and proceed to the security room.>Other
>>32794365>>Question him.Basic questions.
>>32794365>>Question him.Quick Questions and then move on
>>32794365>>Question him.>>Tie him up and proceed to the security room.>Have the tech girl go through the system
>>32794365>Question him."Were there any silent alarms just triggered?"Should be the first thing out of her mouth. Gun against knee for emphasis. >"Nobody fucks with my dog."Good girl.
Rolled 13>>32794365>>Tie him up and proceed to the security room.GO GO GO!
>>32794365Hey Merc, did we take the CC package for K-Zwolf by any chance?
>>32794365> Question him.>> Security room, any armed guards. We'd rather not get into a firefight when all we want to do is take down a murderer.I actually feel sympathy for those guys. They're just doing their jobs, maybe/maybe not cheating people out of their cash, and some girls and their dog beat the shit out of them for no apparent reason.... In retrospect, trying to bribe them would have been a more interesting option. Sorry, guy who suggested that.
>>32794426Bribing them with what?I rather not think about that option since that will take time and maybe the guards will want other ways of bribery
>>32794416Let's just assume that it is.
>>32794365>Tie him up and proceed to the security room.I doubt he is inclined to be cooperative.
>>32794441Mind out of the gutter anon. With our luck we will roll a 20 and find out one of them is a fan of Cole's and just wants to get tazed by his waifu.
>>32794515>http://pastebin.com/kJbKpBhbYeah with a -5% influence rate, we have a load of fans there
>>32794441Um... money? I mean, yeah, it would have taken a bit longer, but it would have possibly kept things quiet, possibly garnered support from the security guys (the guy we're after IS a murderer of teenage girls, after all, and if that didn't tickle their heart strings then the threat of police and/or a larger force of pissed off idol companies would have), and possibly prevent drop in this sector's support of our company or even increase it (I can see reprecussions of attacking security, since we're not exactly unknown).However, that's all speculative (lots of "possibly"s, after all) and doesn't have any bearing on what's going on. Let's see how our girls do from now on, now that we've gotten the 1's out of the way.>>32794538... Ah, right. Didn't we drive drug lords down here or something? Whoops.
>>32794567We needed to do this quickly get information and get the killer, their mercenaries sob stories won't cut it. No, we said no to terrorists and gave us a bad word in the lower districts
You know, something's bothering me.Why does Sparky have a grenade launcher? You'd think the Pilum would have plenty enough boom for any infantry.
>>32794567Driving drug lords out is a universally good thing though. Like, I can imagine our influence being lower if we didn't.
>>32794605Well, what happened is that we hit a drug cartel in one district, but the remnants fled into other districts (not 8, as >>32794601 reminded me), which kind of cheesed off those districts now dealing with more drug dealers.>>32794601Oh, I'm not disagreeing with this course of actions (I did vote for it, after all). I was just pondering the potential of bribing them.
>>32794603Because grenades are better in any situation where you aren't facing a tank or an air craft.?
>>32794639Ah, hadn't been looking at the stats after that op. Well if we get really bothered by it, we could always engage in some "community service", as it were.
>>32794640Sparky carries frag grenades you know, and Merc confirmed one or two threads ago that the Pilum works pretty damn well against infantry.
>>32794365"Shadowblade, go and hit the security systems." Rochelle says. "K-Zwolf, keep an eye on them.""Um..." Monarch speaks up softly and points to the downed second guard his his shattered knee. "Permission to treat his wounds?"Rochelle shoots one poisonous look at him before sighing."Granted."As Monarch takes out her kit, Rochelle turns to the first guard."All right, first things first, who the hell are you guys?" She asks. "You certainly aren't standard rent-a-cops.""Fuck you, bitch. I ain't talking to no cop!" The guard spits, and yelps as Melissa tightens her grip on his throat in response."Do we look like cops?" Rochelle raises an eyebrow. "Now let me ask that question again, and if don't want to eat out of a tube in your foreseeable future, you'll answer it. Who are you guys?""W-we're the Jacks!" The guard sputters. "We run Apple Tree! It's our turf. You don't know who you're messing with!"Ah, so they were a gang. Figures.>Ask more about their gang.>Ask if they know about the killer.>Other
>>32794697>>Ask if they know about the killer.
>>32794697>>Ask if they know about the killer.Remember, Tunnel Snakes Rule
>>32794697> Ask if they know about the killer.> Have support crew run a background check on the Jacks and Apple Tree.Apple Tree. Apple Jacks. Ah ha ha.
>>32794679Meh, grenade launcher is a better solution for any thing out past a certain number of meters vs a hand grenade, and a shoulder fired missile would be unwieldy and/or over kill in many situations.
>>32794697>Ask if they know about the killer.>You wouldn't happen to be related to the Tunnel Snake fanclub are you?
Rolled 11>>32794697>>Ask if they know about the killer.We want one guy. Let us be on our way and we wont be back.
>>32794716I agree with this. Seconding.
>>32794728Overkill isn't nearly as much of an issue when you've got infinite ammo.
>>32794759Does she have infinite missiles as well? Dammnn.
>>32794759Well shit. That is an awesome ability if it applies to munitions as well.>>32794697"So, Apple Jacks. Like the fucking cereal. Real fucking scary. Now, you are going to start talking or I am going to start breaking bones. Naturally, my friend here will set them afterward. With out wasting any pain meds on ganger scum like you, of course." + questions
Rolled 16>>32794882And sparky rarely causes colleteral damage.
>>32794917Wait, so is Sparky a character from another of Merc's quests? Because this and GBF are the only ones I follow.
Rolled 5>>32794940Old character from vmq2
>>32794940Yes, from VMQ2
>>32794697>>Ask more about their gang.Some intel would be nice, so we don't have to pointlessly fight our way through an unrelated gang to get to the killer.
>>32794950Oh. And here I was thinking she was just renamed Marisa.
>>32794940Sparky was created by an anon as part of the original squaddie ideas for Valkyrian Mercs Quest 2. Her character was almost unused because the Anon submitted her idea past the deadline, but Merc ran with it, and she eventually became a central part of the plot, alongside Morgan.
>>32794945Hmm, I suppose introducing characters from his other stuff is fun for long time fans but it seems kinda dangerous, if like half the players have some idea about who a character should be and how they should act while the others are in the dark.
Rolled 13>>32794979She is.
>>32794697"Alright, so if you guys run this place, then you should know pretty much everybody staying in here." Rochelle digs into her pocket and takes out a picture of the Idol Killer. "You seen this guy anywhere?">roll 1d20
>>32794986Who ever decided that girl should go to war in spats is both a hero and a villain.
Rolled 6>>32795028Come one
>>32795039A-am I a hero yet?I guess The Tribunal REAAALLLY wants this guy....
>>32795039fuckin 2 for 2 Tribunal
>>32795006It's one of the things I disliked about him reusing characters like this.
>>32795006that and limited by their basis (either previous quest or base character)
>>32795039It seemed that the guard was sufficiently intimidated by Rochelle, as he talks pretty damn quickly."Yeah, recognize that guy!" He nods rapidly. "He came in here maybe a couple months ago. Pays in cash, and paid not just the rent, but the full protection package!""Protection package?" You raise an eyebrow."We keep the cops away, and we scrub his face from internal camera feeds, in case somebody taps into them." The guard says quickly. "We don't ask any questions. It's business, you see.">You know you've been keeping a goddamn serial killer under your roof?>Show us where he is.>Other
>>32795044Spats are fantastic for use in the field. It's either that or wearing nothing at all and using baby powder.
>>32795107>>You know you've been keeping a goddamn serial killer under your roof?>>Show us where he is.Do both
>>32795107>You know you've been keeping a goddamn serial killer under your roof?>Show us where he is. Now.
Rolled 15>>32795107>>Show us where he is.
>>32795107>You know you've been keeping a goddamn serial killer under your roof?
>>32795107>>You know you've been keeping a goddamn serial killer under your roof?place gun on head>>Show us where he is.
>>32795107>>You know you've been keeping a goddamn serial killer under your roof?>Show us where he is.Can't we do both?
Rolled 7>>32795083>>32795107my handswhy cant I hold all theseKILLA BEATShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V3zINWPUsg
>>32795107> You know you've been keeping a goddamn serial killer under your roof?It is ON.
>>32795107>>You know you've been keeping a goddamn serial killer under your roof?>>Show us where he is.
>>32795107>You know you've been keeping a goddamn serial killer under your roof?>Show us where he is.These guys...I am very glad Julie wasn't here for this or we would need do be calling a steam cleaner right now.>>32795114Well it was only spats. Like period. But apparently that was to much for a christian image board.
>>32795107>OtherDid you know that this man has been killing young girls left and right?
>>32795107>You know you've been keeping a goddamn serial killer under your roof?>Show us where he is.>OtherGuys maybe he needs a bit of encouragement like a small cut of the reward money.
>>32795130Redline! Mah bro!
>>32795107>>Other"You've been keeping a goddamn serial killer under your roof. This place is about to be buried by a metric ton of corp-sponsored bricks, and unless we find him first, its out of my hands.""You can go down as someone who helped bring him to justice, or .... didn't. ""Might want to tell your boys to stay out of the way, too. Either way, your call."
>>32795174No. He needs a fist to the face and a cute girl telling him he ha been living his like incorrectly.
Rolled 4>>32795154Think we give julies team the breech and clear duty.
>>32795107"Do you know you've been keeping a goddamn serial killer under your roof?" Rochelle scowls."H-hey! We run a business here! As long as our tenants pay their dues, we don't ask questions. You think he's the first shady guy we've dealt with? We've got fugitives, drug dealers, thieves, anybody who needs a place to lay low!""Okay." Rochelle pulls out her pistol. "If you want to get out of this unscathed, you better tell us where he's staying.""N-no way! My boss will kill me!">roll 1d20
Rolled 18>>32795279come on
>>32795279>>32795291Hot damn, Rochelle's daddy is Jack Bauer, right?
>>32795291I hope it's enough
>>32795279"I won't. But then again, I have a very good medic with me"
>>32795291Rochelle then jams the barrel of the pistol against the guard's forehead."I'LL kill you if you don't say anything." She says grimly.Finally, the guard's nerve breaks."Room 6042!" He squeaks."Can you get us up there unseen?" Rochelle asks."Service elevator. It's... it's usually unguarded because nobody uses it much." The guard says."Take us there." Rochelle waves with her gun."Cole, did you hear all that?" You say as you check on the roof team."Yeah. We'll be making our way down from the top, then. Just a matter of how.">Use the service elevator to rendezvous with the ground team.>Rappel down the side of the building and hit the killer's room from the outside.>Other
>>32795339>>Use the service elevator to rendezvous with the ground team.
>>32795339>>Use the service elevator to rendezvous with the ground team.He says no one uses it
>>32795339>Rappel down the side of the building and hit the killer's room from the outside.Have Rochelles team breach the door.
Rolled 15>>32795339>>Rappel down the side of the building and hit the killer's room from the outside.Dual breech and entry.The door is the most likely spot to be trapped.
>>32795339>Use the service elevator to rendezvous with the ground team.
>>32795339>>Rappel down the side of the building and hit the killer's room from the outside.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wlvYh0h63kYes!
>>32795339How many floors is the place? If it's not too many, then them going down the stairs shouldn't be too bad. Also, maybe the girl with the specialty in breaching should be the one to breach the door. Just saying.
>>32795339>Other Descend manually using stairwells. I have a bad feeling about them calling up an elevator to the roof then immediately sending it to his floor. Maybe do so intentionally, with an empty one so that if he has any tricks planned they will trigger and distract him, while the actual team moves in.
>>32795339>>Rappel down the side of the building and hit the killer's room from the outside.
Rolled 6Can we get eyes on the outside of the apartment?It might not have the windows blinds drawn, letting us catch a view.
Rolled 1>>32795339Welp, time for a tiebreaker! Let the dread coinflip go!1. Elevator2. Rappel
Rolled 16>>32795536> no daughterus falling from cut rappling gear.Phew
Rolled 11Merc, little question.On the conference call sniper rifle, one of the specialised rounds is the marker round.Is this a radio/some tracker type marker round and not just a simple paint round?Does this tracker round work the rocket launcher which can lock on?
>>32795551Now they get to fall down the elevator shaft, FUN!Just busting you chops
Rolled 17Ded threadDed merc
>>32795536"Cole, rendezvous with Rochelle's team. You'll take this guy out together." You order."Got it, Producer." Cole affirms. "We're heading down now."You switch back to Rochelle's viewpoint, where the girl has the guard at gunpoint as he summons the service elevator. Within a few minutes, both teams have regrouped and set up on the 60th floor, where the killer is hiding out."You know, once you start shooting, my people are gonna come onto you full force." The guard warns. "It's bad business to let people just attack our tenants like that, you know? And they're not going to be nice about it.""Pfffft, as if any of us are nice." Cole grins evilly. "If they want a fight, they'll get one.""Looks clear." Shadowblade whispers as she sticks a fiber optic camera under the door. "There's a tripwire at the door, but other than that no obvious traps.""Well, that's what this baby is for." Julie grins as she slaps a shaped breaching charge on the door. "Courtesy of Sparky.""All right, everybody ready?" Rochelle looks at all the collected idols. "Remember, this guy is probably heavily auged, so whatever you do, DO NOT engage him alone, you hear? Don't expect to take him in a straight up fight! You shoot first and worry later!"All of the other idols nod in agreement."Alright, breach!" Rochelle barks.Julie hits the detonator and the door explodes, and it's pretty much at that point all hell breaks loose.>And that's it for tonight! Tune in next week for the next thread! Don't forget to catch PJ Witches on Sunday and Gundam Build Fighters on Friday!
>>32795869The serial killer got him.
>>32789697Caught up reading, and I think I may use this for next time...
>>32795875I pray we don't roll too badly...
>>32795875Dammit, Merc. I hate cliffhangers. I can't wait till next week!
Rolled 17>>32795875Thanks for running, loki
>>32795875Merc quick question do we lose anything for that 1 when Producer got the shit kicked out of him from his girls?or was it just for comedy?We didn't lose any respect from them did we?
>>32796228Nothing that can't be earned back!