Thread two for the night! I guess me being far less mobile is good for you guys afterall! haha. Old thread:>>33130907++[x] Let's see your shop, first. “Let's go check out your shop, first.” You say, noting that, while she didn't run, Brigitte wasn't exactly slow to get back in her strikers. Ice, on the other hand, made it clear that the cold stone floor didn't bother her one bit, and only dismissed her familiar when she slipped her feet back in her shoes. “O-ok! It's this w-way!” Merlin says, tugging you along by your wrist. You follow her into one of the cleared rooms running alongside the hangar- you'd been told they were carved out in the early 1960s and on into the 1970s, as storage and maintnence shops as well as potential expansion space for the hangars proper. Then the castle's importance dropped off in the mid-70s, and most of the work going on was stopped, with large parts of place shuttered. 1/2
The castle is just now starting to open back up- you heard some witches talking about it becoming the UK's major hold again, one of the most major in western europe, but there's still plenty of ready-made space for everything, and Merlin's brand new machine shop is no exception. “S-see?” She says, opening the double doors from the hangar leading in, letting you get a good view of the shop and everything in it- all the equipment is gleaming and new- and must have cost a fortune. “Wow.” You say, walking deeper into the room. “This is amazing kiddo. What all can you do?” “I-it's easier to tell you what I can't.” She says, her voice playful. “I-it's full-function a-and designed s-so I can make almost a-an entire striker set i-if I want. Only t-thing I can't do i-is metal c-casting, really. ““Electronics?” You ask- she points to pair of benches off in the corner. “O-over there. T-they thought of everything! I-isn't it great?” It's awesome, kiddo. I guess you and Kenji will be spending a lot of time down here, now? It's great, but what did they want for it? All this gear must be expensive.
>>33139371>[x] It's awesome, kiddo. I guess you and Kenji will be spending a lot of time down here, now?
>>33139371[X] It's awesome, kiddo. I guess you and Kenji will be spending a lot of time down here, now?
>>33139371> It's awesome, kiddo. I guess you and Kenji will be spending a lot of time down here, now?Doing not lewd things, right? Right!? Where's Slider shotgun at...
>>33139371> It's awesome, kiddo. I guess you and Kenji will be spending a lot of time down here, now?Wink wink. Nudge nudge.
>>33139371>[x] It's awesome, kiddo. I guess you and Kenji will be spending a lot of time down here, now?also shotgun
>>33139371>[x] It's awesome, kiddo. I guess you and Kenji will be spending a lot of time down here, now?We can mess with Merlin once in a while, right?
>>33139371>] It's awesome, kiddo. I guess you and Kenji will be spending a lot of time down here, now?been a while since i've seen some merlinxkenji teasing.>“I-it's easier to tell you what I can't.”merlin's gonna roll out QAAM's
>>33139371 It's awesome, kiddo. I guess you and Kenji will be spending a lot of time down here, now?Stare at Kenji. Keep staring we walk out the shop. Don't stop till we leave them both.
>>33139371> It's awesome, kiddo. I guess you and Kenji will be spending a lot of time down here, now?>>33139411This
>>33139371> It's awesome, kiddo. I guess you and Kenji will be spending a lot of time down here, now?
>>33139411>as fronk walks out, he peeks in again, puts two fingers to his eyes, then points them at kenji>ima watch like a hawk, kiddo!
>>33139371[X] It's great, but what did they want for it? All this gear must be expensive.
Nah, I say we trust Kenji. Kid's got a good head on his shoulders, it seems, and we don't need to let Merlin think we might have some kinda issue with her choice of man.
>>33139390The look on Kenji's face when Frank comes in with a shotgun would be hilarious.>>33139411"As I come in the door, ready to work with my dear, I see an older man standing close by, and I suddenly get this sense of dread. He stares at me, watching every move I take, every step I make. And then I realize that he is Frank Bishop, ready to kill me if I ever did anything to my dearly beloved.">>33139488I'd agree with this.
>>33139488Just some light teasing, mate. Nothing more.
>>33139488Around Japs, watch out.Who knows what he'll do to our poor defenceless imouto while alone?
>>33139582Tentacled things.With a good dose of Shibari.Ice might want to take lessons.
>>33139488Never hurts to keep them on their toes.
>>33139621Better include anal in that...But no, the worst thing would be holding hands.
>>33139638dude that's just LEWD>heathens reserybhell, even my captcha agrees
>>33139621>tentacled things"the dream of the pilot's RIO"?
>>33139647Exactly. Do you want that, anon? Do you?
>>33139689but.. m-merlin's not f-for lewds!
>>33139698And you believe that?
Meanwhile in Russia...
>>33139725How dare you NOT believe that. She is purest RIO
>>33139725i stand by my belief that the only thing that can lewd merlin is cake.glorious.Chocolate.CAKE.
>>33139747Give me the chocolate kenji
>>33139743i-indeed! pure m-merlin is p-pure!
>>33139763why...why does that sound familiar...>a dark, ominous feeling beckons
>>33139787give me the chocolate hisao
>>33139784Beautiful, anon. Now she looks like she has the tentacles in the relationship.
>>33139777apoc power armor boris makes his return!
>>33139799thank you. i kinda forgot about that, haven't spun up KS since forever.
>>33139784haha! quick drawfag is quick!>>33139806no, see, captain, it's based on the early ukiyo-e "the dream of the fisherman's wife".
>>33139844I know it's based off of that, man, and I get that's supposed to be the joke. But to me, it looks like the tentacles are coming from her.
>>33139862ah, apologies!problems with perspective i guess
[x] It's awesome, kiddo. I guess you and Kenji will be spending a lot of time down here, now?“It's awesome, kiddo.” You say, still looking around- there's a bit of everything here, and you're starting to think she could design and build an entire damn figheter down in here, if given the time and the raw materials. “I guess you and Kenji will be spending a lot more time down here, now?”She nods, still smiling. “I-I tried to convince B-brigette to move a pair o-of cots down here for us. S-she wouldn't because s-she said I had such a nice bed upstairs it w-would be a shame to not sleep in it.” She pauses, then looks at you. “A-and it's t-too drafty down here anyway, e-even with your jacket a-and poncho liner.” “Now, Samantha, you're not going to let this mess with you in the air, are you? I still need the Merlin I know up there.” You say, after a second. She shakes her head viciously. “N-no!” She says, still shaking her head. “I-I would never do that t-to you, Frank. K-kenji and I will be d-down here a lot though, w-we're a good team, Brigitte a-and mr. Perry both say so.”“So what are you going to make first?” Ice asks, finally speaking up. Merlin shrugs. “I-I don't know y-yet. We'd like to f-finish the widows o-out there, but we need t-to move them in here first, a-and find time to test t-them. I-I'm going to work on s-some things for the fighter, b-but I'm not sure how long that will t-take.”She spins around at that. “O-oh yeah! They brought in n-new weapons systems f-for us! Want to go s-see them? I sat in b-breifings all morning about them!” Yeah, let's go check them out.  That can wait- what kind of things were you thinking of working on for the fighter?
>>33139784Welp, time to pull the original up.
>>33139902> Yeah, let's go check them out.
>>33139902> That can wait- what kind of things were you thinking of working on for the fighter?Anything that going to directly address our plane needs some attention.
>>33139902 Yeah, let's go check them out.  That can wait- what kind of things were you thinking of working on for the fighter?>whynotboth.gif
>>33139902>[x] Yeah, let's go check them out.Merlin's own designs are best revealed as pleasant surprises.
>>33139902>[x] Yeah, let's go check them out.
>>33139902 Yeah, let's go check them out. let's go see the new noise makers
>>33139902[X] Yeah, let's go check them out.
>>33139902 Yeah, let's go check them out.
>>33139902>[X] That can wait- what kind of things were you thinking of working on for the fighter?Go on...
>>33139733>The amount of helicopters in this airspace is too damn high
>>33140124>Natasha stole my boots. I hate Natasha.
>>33140135>I wish I was home shitposting about the F35 on /k/
>Merlin's next upgrade is converting her seat in the Wyvern into a sybian
Oh yay, I thought we were done from the night when I came back to a 404'd threadAlso, here's a fun thought. >tonkwitches with TOWsSeriously, Merlin just broke some of the basic tenets of flight across her knee. Imagine stuffing the leg dimension full of missiles on the full-size wyvern
>>33140226you're implying it already isntmav proved you wrong
>>33140226sounds almost inspired by the original zeorymer
>>33140237>hey! check out our new TOW missiles!
>>33140261TOWs hell, witches with Javelins in their pants.Also Britbong Witches with Starstreak ADATS in their strikers.
>>33140289>javelins and starstreaks, lots of themmissile massacre waiting to happen
>>33140261layin down some construction
>>33140289i'd like to see merlin strap a patriot in a striker tho
>>33139902 Yeah, let's go check them out. Say, Ghost, did any of the cast ever get canon birthdays? Do you have birthdays written for them anywhere?
>>33140331>i'll build anywhere!30 seconds later>can't build there, sir!
>>33140289So, we've made the hyperspace arsenal?
>>33140355China has been generous
>>33140237>Imagine stuffing the leg dimension full of missiles on the full-size wyvernOr fuel, even. >steelwings flying unburdened by the weight of their magically-sequestered armaments and fuelThere's gotta be a catch in here somewhere that actual testing will bring out. Magic consumption scaling with mass or something, or just straight-up conservation of weight
>>33140350>Say, Ghost, did any of the cast ever get canon birthdays? Do you have birthdays written for them anywhere?we totally need to go and blow out hazard pay on some shopping for the girls again
>>33140368And this time we can buy lingerie for our girls and not chicken out of giving it to them.
>>33140367>gotta be a catchnow that you mention it...
>>33140367We're getting closer and closer to Ace Combat, my boys.
>>33140379we need to get Slider flannel pajamas then.
>>33140366WE HAVE MANY BULLETS TO SPARE!
>>33140366>ak-47's for EVERYONE!>can i have some shoes?
>>33140379dibs on ice and lace nightgown
>>33140385>>33140408sounds good, what do we get Katya?
>>33140379Still annoyed we left those behind
>>33140379>All of them have "Property of Frank Bishop" sewn inside
>>33140427I like to imagine that Holly found them and wore them for Will.>>33140437That goes without saying.
>>33140426i was thinking something furry...but i think something simple will do.>>33140427don't worry, sooner or later they'll find their way to barin.>through konstantina
>>33140456a sheer black babydoll?
>>33140468you are onto something, my friend...and i like it.
>>33140385>>33140408>>33140456So Ice gets white, Katya gets black and Slider gets flannel.Sounds good to me.>>33140469Oi you, git back to writan'
>>33140488is it bad if we ask rosalie for suggestions tho?
>>33140488What if we got Slider super-tight snakeskin pants?
>>33140516Thats not sleepwear
>>33140516Nah.A reeealy long flannel shirt.*Just* a flannel shirt.
>>33140513not at all, we can give her shopping advice for Jean-luc>>33140516oh we are not settling for one outfit each
>>33140469...m-more Slider pov please?
>>33140544>just a long flannel shirt + bed hair + breakfast in bed
>>33140564Delicious. I'm sure breakfast is pretty good too.
>>33140552>not at all, we can give her shopping advice for Jean-luca fine trade, then.>"do men... do men really like it when it's worn THAT tight?"
>>33140564imagine all our girls in bed tangled together, Ice in a barely see-through white nightgown, Katya in a sheer black babydoll and Slider in a large flannel shirt, all with bed hair as we bring them breakfast in bed
>>33140564if it's either madam georgette's cuisine or santa's burgers, i'm in.
>>33140580too lewd>but i approve>frank, isn't it my turn to be spoon-fed? (ice)>woah there tabby, i got dibs, remember? (slider)>katya just lying there going all "draw me like one of your french girls"
>>33140580>around 5am>Fronk, Joe and Mack wordlessly fixing up breakfasts to take back to their rooms>Konstantina sobbing in the fridge
>>33140613i suggest we add konstantina to the shopping list.
>>33140612and then we just strip down and put the bacon on our chest for the girls to eat off of>>33140613don't worry anon, Konstantina can sleep at the foot of the bed and get head pats if she behaves
>>33140630Konstantina can have a collar and lead for PJs.
>>33140628oh we're not leaving anyone off the list, but we're only buying the fancy lingerie for our drinks cabinet
>>33140636Are you trying to make Ice jealous?
>>33140628Konstantina gets footies
>>33140562Nah, it'd basically be writing the same thing again. She's very... conservative with how she takes care of business.
>>33140647no, Ice is our pet, Konstantina can be our harem's pet
>>33140630>and then we just strip down and put the bacon on our chest for the girls to eat off of"breakfast is served!">>33140643we really stickin with the drinks cabinet eh? not that i dun like it>>33140636mmm, lovely lovely collar
>>33140659So what are you working on next?
>>33140544Ok, now I want to see Katya in a shirt.Just the single shirt.
Sometimes I feel like all the waifu business is silly, and it is, but on the other hand it sure as hell keeps us motivated when combat rolls around.Whether that's healthy from a deathflag standpoint is another matter, but we've managed to survive and win so far.
>>33140647We make sure Ice's is really fancy. Gems and shit, yo.
>>33140660Fronk can take them both for walkies. Katya too. She's into exhibitionism.And Slider walks along with Fronk like a young couple walking their dogs 'cause she's vanila like that.
>>33140665>we really stickin with the drinks cabinet eh? not that i dun like itwell its the best I can come up with, I'm open to ideas
Ok, sorry about the delay. Knee was turning funny colors, decided to call a buddy of mine who;s with the county fire department as a medic. He said I just porlly bust a blood vessel or two in it when I fucked it up and it's swollen and bruised up pretty badly, but it'll be fine. Anyway, writing now.
>>33140705Vodka python on the rocks is good.A double if Cobstantina's in.
>>33140704D'awww.Feel like Frank should idly mention having all these thoughts of the girls while he was taking his nap earlier to him self at some point.
>>33140711Ghoast hurry, the thread is going insane.
>>33140711Slightly terrifying to read, but glad it's probably nothing serious.
>>33140711that fact that you know so many medics and EMT's is both disturbing, and unsurprising
>>33140711holy..please be safe, ghost. have that checked by a pro soon, for srz
>>33140711careful with the leg man
>>33140727hey, we're perfectly sane>>33140711dude, for the love of fuck, go see a doc about it when the thread is overyou don't want to make it worse by not getting it checked out and fucking it up even more
>>33140699I've honestly got a hunch that she would prefer something more utilitarian. Less decoration, more a tool and reminder of the whole power dynamic.
>>33140733That dude is a paraplegic actor simulating battlefield injuries for training purposes.They do that at some place in the middle of nevada IIRC, they essentially built a mini-Iraq to train in.
>>33140733eck, BTK's. gotta hate em.
>>33140742Then we get her two. One for showing everyone who she belongs to, and one for use.
>>33140711Devotion, thine name is GhostDivision>>33140580This image is adorable. Gonna hafta find one hell of a bed though. I have no image cozy enough>"...everything we can't do on the floor, lest it break your spine"Wow...SWQ vanilla flashbacks. Barin comes for all men within its walls
>>33140742She'd probably be happy just getting the 11th book in the Dragon Riders of Texas series she's so into.
>>33140704So, Slider's all Vanilla AMERICA couple romance with Fronk, except the pet dogs pn the ranch are Team Russia. Who are naked....eh, i'd fap to it.
>>33140742whip. or riding crop. take yer pick boss!>>33140733whew, for a moment there, i thought this was fresh off action
>>33140753And a dragon dildo
>>33140759We're a couple decades early for that, friend
>>33140659Not lewd stuff, just...just more non-lewd in her pov. P-please?
>>33140768maybe some leave/dayoff shenanigans with the rest of spellcaster?
>>33140759Nah, she's more of a Tomaso fan.
>>33140742At the same time... the gemmed up collar would remind her that she is a princess, yet still a pet.>>33140756They both are always taking care of her, feeding her, scolding her, and Petting her when she does a good job [/spoiler}
>>33140756Don't know how to feel. Plus I don't get the feeling that Frank'd be into walking them around with leashes and shit. Doesn't seem his thing
>>33140767never doubt creepy human ingenuity
>>33140795Yeah, but if it's *Their* thing...
i got an idea.Merlin will be the founder of a new defense company.and this will be her first offering.
[x] Yeah, let's go check them out. “Yeah,” you say, nodding. “Let's go check them out.”“T-this way!” Merlin says, running off ahead of you. You elect to walk- you can see where she's going easily enough, and you know where the weapons magazine is anyway, so it's not a problem when you lose sight of her. Ice follows you, still looking pensive. “So, boss, what's on your mind?” You ask, fully aware you're probably not doing yourself any favors. “I-” She pauses. “Frank, have you thought about all this?” “All what?” you ask, confused.“Merlin. All... this. All the things vought's giving her, the machine shop, everything. Have you thought about it?” “Sure.” You say, wondering why she's worried. “They're trying to ingratiate themselves with her, so when she gets out she runs straight to them. It's recruiting.”Ice nods. “and the things she builds, now?” She asks. “She's basically doing work for free for them. And-” She stops, and shakes her head. “And I'm not sure she realizes what she's doing.”“In what way?” You ask, looking over. 1/2
“Frank, she built a striker that can handle full sized AAMs. Imagine fighting witches with agile threes. Or even sidewinders. Imagine witches that can engage you at all ranges- Frank, she's designed a half dozen systems and made strikers world beaters again.” She says. “Witches with agiles? No dogfighter stands a chance. Witches with AMRAAMS? God, she's going to be the darling child of every coven in the western world when this gets out.”“And that worries you?” You ask. “Shit, I'd have thought you'd be happy. Witches haven't been the goddesses of air combat they used to be since missles became a thing.”She shakes her head. “I'm not worried about that as much. I'm worried because news travels, and what if someone decides maybe Merlin needs to come home with them, with or without her consent.”Your blood runs cold suddenly at the prospect- especially because you realise Ice is absolutely right.  We'll talk to Brigitte, see if she'll task a witch to keeping an eye on Merlin.  At Barin? Is it really a threat here?
>>33140920> We'll talk to Brigitte, see if she'll task a witch to keeping an eye on Merlin."...Didn't think of that. Thanks."
>>33140920> We'll talk to Brigitte, see if she'll task a witch to keeping an eye on Merlin.
>>33140920> We'll talk to Brigitte, see if she'll task a witch to keeping an eye on Merlin.no one hurts leetel seestah
>>33140920> We'll talk to Brigitte, see if she'll task a witch to keeping an eye on Merlin.It's why they're here.
>>33140920> We'll talk to Brigitte, see if she'll task a witch to keeping an eye on Merlin.best girl
>>33140920>[x] We'll talk to Brigitte, see if she'll task a witch to keeping an eye on Merlin.
>>33140920[X] We'll talk to Brigitte, see if she'll task a witch to keeping an eye on Merlin.
>>33140920> We'll talk to Brigitte, see if she'll task a witch to keeping an eye on Merlin.time for the ragin' cajun
>>33140920> We'll talk to Brigitte, see if she'll task a witch to keeping an eye on Merlin.Sobering thought. Thanks, Ice.
>>33140920> We'll talk to Brigitte, see if she'll task a witch to keeping an eye on Merlin."thanks for the heads-up chief. we'll set up a course of action accordingly."
>>33140920talk to brigitteIf you follow EITHER of the two spinoff 'witch quests, you KNOW there *someone*'s out there who fit Ice's paranoia bill PERFECTLY.
>>33140920"If anyone fucks with Merlin, we'll be declaring war over it. No matter who grabs her."
>>33140920>[x] We'll talk to Brigitte, see if she'll task a witch to keeping an eye on Merlin.Better safe than sorry.Please don't let Kenji be involved in this in any way.
>>33141004Kenji luring Merlin to the Japanese with the promise of Japanese Sausage.
>>33140976Ok, I understand what most of the bits are supposed to be, but what's with the fucking railroad spike going through the near side of the turret?
>>33140920> We'll talk to Brigitte, see if she'll task a witch to keeping an eye on Merlin.Ice a best.
>>33141015For this, coincidentallyhttp://youtu.be/h5xx3EDrAHQ?t=1m9s
>>33141015That, I think, is called a pile bunker. Pneumatic spike meant to penetrate deeper after you punch someone with it.
>>33141015Pile Bunker.For close combat
>>33141004i'm with you on this boss.still, considering his grandparents, i doubt he'd be in on anything crazy about baggin and draggin our merlin. if all else fails..>cue massive .50 sniper>>33140976that's a pile bunker, basically a massive nail punch for breaking through tough armor at close range. gespenst units had some of them
>>33140920Merlin can start up her own aircraft company, totally.If Ice takes the Tsarina job she can set up in Russia. Glorious state funding, comrade!
>>33140920> We'll talk to Brigitte, see if she'll task a witch to keeping an eye on Merlin.Admittedly though, Frank does take her into very very dangerous places when they're in the jet. Still, no one touch leetle sister, or our wrath shall endless be
>>33141041Well, I was thinking that those who may want to take Merlin home with or without her consent may use him as a bargaining chip. Or he unwittingly gives them the chance to take Merlin.That's what I'm worried about.
>>33141081>takes the Tsarina jobMan, I don't care how much Putin likes us, there's no way the Soviets are going back to having a Tsar(ina)
>>33141081she'll either the founder or co-founder of >anaheim electronics>grunder industries>>33141093knowing kenji, maybe not. he'll show them the scottish school of kendo before they can lay a hand on merlin
Rolled 6>>33141103If they get sick enough of Stalin's bullshit, they might.Especially when the martians start slaughtering through them.
>>33141103Hold up a photo of Queen Lizzie.Then hold up a photo of mechastalin and his martian buttbuddies.See which one they pick.
>>33141128>>33141138*Holds up picture of Putin*Because really, he's far more suited to forming a new Russian government than a bloody eighteen year-old girl who also happens to be a citizen of a nation that most of them were practically brainwashed to hate.
>>33141093If they try to use him as a bargaining chip, I foresee an older couple, renowned for their swordfighting, making whatever party it was immediately regret their shoddy decision-making>>33141128>>33141138Hold up a third photo: Someone that isn't an American, United States Navy witch. Someone like Putin. Ice may got the blood, but there's dozens of people standing between her and restoring the monarchy in Russia
>>33141162clearly, those who have not heard of the sakamoto-sean (forgot his surname) school of swordsmanship are in for a world of hurt
>>33140920>[X] We'll talk to Brigitte, see if she'll task a witch to keeping an eye on Merlin.Also, Merlin will need to start a Merlin Peace Prize soon. So many people/witches will die to her innovations...
>>33141186Oh. if that's the case, I'm not worried anymore.Well, something tells me that I should actually catch up on these threads.
>>33141220ssshhhh. Let's not remind her of that just yet shall we?
>>33141220Yep. She gets both ends of the stick, enabling death and pain through others with her work, and having a front-row seat working with the butcher of berlin. She's what, 15? 16?
>>33141235IIRC one of PF's initial reasons for starting SWQ was to demonstrate how fucked it was that magical little girls (Sanya was like 12-13) are being forced into being...well, child soldiers
>>33141255Small nitpick, but I'm pretty sure Sanya was fifteen.
>>33141255I absolutely agree, that's what I love about this quest. Still fucked up.
>>33141255except he didn't do any of that at all...
>>33141289in the first third, kinda. Sanya got pretty fucked in the head, remember?
>>33141289We will never know his reasons, for he is a glorious magical god.
[x] We'll talk to Brigitte, see if she'll task a witch to keeping an eye on Merlin. You nod. “Yeah... yeah, good point. We'll talk to Brigitte, see if she'll task a witch to keeping an eye on Merlin.” you say, nodding to the SEAL on duty near the armored door to the magazine. “I'm ok... I think... with her going, like, back to Japan with Kenji, eventually, but... that, ya know. Thats different.”Ice nods. Inside, Merlin's already standing by a pair of wheeled weapons carts- designed so a cart can be hooked up to them to wheel them out, in the castle they're more reliant on sheer manpower- though you're pretty sure if it came down to speed, one of the tank witches could help move one pretty quickly. On the left, a pair of cannons with angular aerodynamic shrouds rests on a custom built rack, with a pair of other, unidentifiable pods sitting below them. On the other, something that looks like a larger bomblet dispenser box sits near a pair of smaller twins, along with another pair of flat black modules, each about the size of your nacelle bays. “Ok, so what are we looking at?” You ask, and Merlin nods. “O-Ok. So this one,” She pats the pair of cannons. “Is the Electromagnetic launcher, or EML. You k-know how stonehenge works?” You shake your head, having not actually paid attention too much. 1/3
“O-ok. It's a combined propulsion cannon.” Merlin says, explaining. “It u-uses powder for the initial propulsion, t-then adds in electromagnetic, like a r-rail gun. This does the s-same thing, but it's m-much smaller.”You walk around, noting the leads on the bottom of the cannons, and the ports on the insides of the other two pods. “And the smaller pods?” “C-capacitors.” Merlin says. “The c-cannons carry their ammunition internally, eight shots e-each. B-but they eat a lot of power to f-fire, so we have to install the capicitors. O-our centerline bay w-will be free with these, though.”“That's not too bad. What kind of lethality are we looking at here?” You ask. “W-well, the projectiles travel at mach f-fifteen or so.” She says. “S-so it's very good. I-it's got two kinds of shell, a-armor peircing and fragmentation. F-fragmentation is supposed t-to deliver one hit lethality t-to anything ever made to f-fly, but I think they forgot dreadnaughts.” “Still sounds damn nice.” You say, and she nods. “A-armor peircing m-might be able to beat witch sheilds. B-but there's a catch to it. T-the whole thing needs a w-witch to work.” She continues. “S-so it's not much good to anyone e-except us, really.”“Ok, and the other?” You say, shifting your gaze. “A-all directional mini missile.” She says. “T-they called it W-wasp when I was talking to them. The t-three launch boxes go in our centerline bay a-and our two topside bays. T-they contain enough ammunition f-for three launches each. T-the two nacelle pods are weapons computers t-to assist with targeting. T-they're optional, b-but without them we can't fire on a-as many targets.” You whistle. “We could have killed all the fighters over Berlin with something like this.” 2/3
Merlin shrugs. “H-honestly, with my n-new weapons bay we w-won't need it. B-but it doesn't need magic, s-so it can go to fleet u-units too. They're w-working on one for tomcats now.”“So it's totally useless to us?” You ask. Merlin hesitates. “W-well, no. My bay d-design is going t-to mean that weapons like this d-don't work at all, a-and we have to stick to bombs a-and missiles, things l-like that. B-but it won't matter because w-we can carry so many of them. T-the advantage of this would be i-it's able to destroy multiple t-targets in one shot.”“Something else for you to work on, huh?” you ask, smiling. Merlin looks at the missile box, then, after a pause nods slowly. “I-I think so. I-I have an idea now. Y-you're the best, Frank!” Somehow, that phrase fills you with worry and curiosity in equal measure. Whatever she's going to do, someone's going to love it, and someone is going to absolutely hate it.
And that's it for the night! Haha, the run got kinda long there, didn't it? Well, that's kinda wrong, given how long a gap there was in the updates there while Chuck was looking at my knee. I'd have called my other friend, she's a paramedic, but she bitches at me too much about not taking care of myself. ah well, females, right? hahahaha. Anyway, hope you guys enjoyed the run, and we'll be back to the combat parts here either next thread or the one immediately thereafter. kinda looking forward to it, after this, I think we'll be doing paris, haha. So, till next week, guys, cheers! Hopefully my knee will be better by then. It probably won't be, or I'll do some equally dipshit thing and be hurt again next week anyway! haha, ah well.
>>33141408>I think we'll be doing paris, haha.YUSSSSSSCan't wait for that date with Katya.
>>33141408Paris huh? Better get my own writing done quick, I suppose. Good run tonight, Ghost, pls don't die!
>>33141408>she bitches at me too much about not taking care of myself. ah well, females, right?As well she should! I'm a dude and your constant state of half-injured, half-sick has me convinced that you're somehow traveling to trashcanistan with Maus and yet still running these threads.Either way, thanks for the long run. Get better man
>>33141408Thanks for the run. Make sure you get some food and sleep Ic-er Ghost.
>>33141408Ghost, for fucks sake, go see a doc about it.Your other friend is right, you don't take care of shit properly.
>>33141408>combat parts>paris>implying they have to be seperate
>>33141408I'm half asleep, but that was fun ghost. And here's some more commie tanks for those who are of the Red persuasion It wasn't supposed to feel this warm in the middle of a winter night. In fact, the bed was sweltering. Slender, but deceptively strong arms held Lieutenant Georgy Lel tight under the covers, making it difficult to move. His groggy mind struggled to remember how and why he was here, and not in his own tent. In the dim light, he saw a simple wedding band on the left hand that kept him prisoner. He grinned, recognizing it immediately: Sophia had always been a bed hog. Georgy decided to share the warmth a few minutes more, intertwining his fingers with Sophia's. He lay as long as he dared, but he need to get out and ready himself for the coming day. Gently, he unwrapped the arms around him and slid out of the cot. Sophia murmured and turned fitfully in her sleep before rolling over and snoring again.Georgy stretched, his back cracking from sleeping in such an uncomfortable position— Sophia was just as possessive as always. He looked around to get his bearing, a few small windows letting in just enough moonlight for him to see. The tent was better furnished than his own spartan quarters: the cots were larger and there was more room—almost a waste of space for just two witches. Stirring from the other side of the tent caught his attention. Another cot lay on the far wall with another figure—Dasha, he assumed—sleeping peacefully. He looked back at his wife as he set down to put on his boots. The disheveled, snoring, drooling, blanket stealing woman in front of him was very different from the imposing, stoic soldier the rest of the military knew. Georgy smiled at the sleeping woman, leaving her with a light kiss to the forehead before he stepped out into the cold morning air.
>>33141467Georgy walked aimlessly around the post and stretched his legs, letting the cold air dispel his grogginess. The barest hints of dawn peaked over the horizon, but the the moon and the stars in the clear sky made artificial light unnecessary. His mind drifted to his youth in the collective dairy farm, helping his father milk the cows early in mornings much like this one. He had been a small, almost sickly child—but he always wanted to help. Running errands, cleaning, helping his mother cook... always looking for something to do around the cottage. He smiled to himself, remembering a younger, then Captain Glukhovsky, coming to visit his father and bringing a young girl with him. The two were about the same age: Georgy seven, and her eight. The girl had stood a few inches taller than him and, compared to the scrawny boy, seemed imposing. Georgy remembered her smile as his father pushed him forward to greet her. His hand had shaken nervously as he awkwardly extended it to her for a shake. Her smile and gentle handshake had made all his nervousness go away... till she dragged him outside with unnatural strength to play. That had been his first experience with a witch. And with Sophia.
>>33141446Funnily enough, i do have an idea for that, but it'd be how the Paris date ends, not something that happens in the middle of it. There is some lingering worry I'm going to torpedo the whole Paris thing- I don't now plan to, have never planned to, and think it'd honestly be a pretty big dick move on my part, smacking of pretty blatant favoritism (which i get accused of anyway, but that's a whole other ballgame)But, with that said, I really, really don't want to do spoilers, so I'll stop there. But yeah. Paris isn't gonna be an action date (Even if Katya is kinda into that)
>>33141481Distant explosions brought him back to the present. Those seemed farther away than they had the day before. Maybe the front was pushing up faster than expected? If so, then all the better. It had made no sense that the Polish air force would bomb civilian targets in Communist International territory unprovoked, but they had—and the rest of the West would pay. Georgy and Sophia had been visiting his parents when they heard the news, and returned the the 20th's head quarters as quickly as they could. Images of wreckage and blackened buildings in Sandomierz had played on news stations across the country for those who had television sets. Reporters retold the story on the radio countless times. Pictures of blanket-covered bodies had filled the news papers. The memory sent a shiver of rage down his spine. How could the Poles be so stupid? Surely they could see the futility of such a cowardly attack? It made no sense to Georgy, and that only made him angrier.“Excuse me, Comrade Lieutenant, can we help you?”Georgy startled, looking up at a heavily armed sergeant and his soldiers. They were standing guard in front of one of the entrances to the motor pool where his tanks rested. With resistance fighters being reported in many of the conquered areas, extra precautions were being taken to keep vehicles from being destroyed or stolen.Georgy opened his mouth to reply, but another voice answered for him.“No need to worry, Comrade Sargent, we are just here for some early morning work on our tank.”Sergeant Anton Rezanov stepped out from behind Georgy, startling him for the second time in less than two minutes.The Sergeant stared at them both for several seconds but before he could open his mouth, one of the privates spoke up.“I saw these two in the group that came in yesterday, Sergeant. They rode those T-72s over there.”
>>33141492even for another kind of 'action'?
>>33141162>>33141160Okay, you're missing the bigger picture.Putin doesn't yet have the global PR campaign he does IRL. If he launches a coup, brings down Stalin and ends the war, he will get great kudos but will still be seen as an opportunistic military officer setting up his own junta.OTOH; he can amp up the theatrics if he has Ice's cooperation. Play up, on an international scale, a story that comes out as the bastard lovechild of Anastasia and Once and Future King. Long lost descendant of Russia's Emperors come to save the people from their mad Martian-collaborating dictator, in their hour of need. *That* will give his takeover both public support domestically and internationally, as well as a huge pile of outright Legitimacy.And under this scenario, Putin makes a *brilliant* Head of Government; and he's guaranteed to keep getting re-elected after the wartime provisional government wears out thanks to, y'know, saving the nation and not becoming Stalin Mk. II.This, on the other hand, is really only possible if Ice sticks around - not as the Autocrats the old Tsars were, but as a Constitutional Monarch in the same pattern as the British have. You have a direct continuity of national identity, and a Head of State who is a symbol of the nation which is not tainted by partisan politics like the Head of Government is.Ice, showing up and claiming the throne on her own? Not plausible.Putin trying to take over Solo? Possible, since he has witch backing but still hugely problematic.Both of them working together on the whole thing? Holy shit Russia's out of the fucking fire and ready to not get fucked by Inevitable Maritan invasion and People baying for Soviet Blood in a Versailles Mk. II.
>>33141492well you could always have the SURPRISE RUSSIANS be under the covers...
>>33141498Georgy followed the private's pointing finger. Just like he said, their tanks, along with the others left in his company, were neatly lined up.Georgy nodded curtly at the soldiers as he and Rezanov walked through the gate,walking past a number of ComIntern vehicles on the way to their own. It was a testament to the amount of firepower the Motherland and her allies were throwing against the West: A line of Polish T-72Ms, a company of Ukrainian A variants, various models of T-62s, and a fair number of T-55s as well. Georgy wasn't sure what good they would be against NATO's newer AFVs, but they looked just as dangerous as anything as else present. He was, however, somewhat taken aback to see T-34-85s as well. That there were many still in service of the ComIntern's militaries were well-known, but he had not expected to see them this close to the front. He winced thinking of driving one into combat. I was scary enough to be inside his T-72B—fighting inside one of those would be hell.“A hell of a lot of shit piled together, isn't it?”Georgy looked back at his smirking gunner. A grin of his own etched across his own face.“What, no faith in the products of the People's blood and sweat?” Georgy asked as they came up to their tank.“If blood and sweat could grease little Suka's gears or stop bullets and missiles, I would be the most faithful man in all of Russia.”Both men laughed at as they started walking around the tank, looking for anything that would hinder the vehicles operation.“Decided to let Pavel sleep in?” Georgy asked as he climbed on top of Suka to take the covers off the turrets optics.
>>33141518“I thought it would do him some good. The young bastard tried to familiarize himself with a few of the witches; only got himself a slap to the face.” Rezanov laughed. “Poor boy reached too high, I think. A few of the others are milling about, but I sent them to get breakfast first. And what about you? Normally I have to wake your lazy ass in the mornings.”Georgy grinned sheepishly but didn't reply.“Oh-ho! A night with your lovely wife?” Rezanov hooted theatrically. “If only we all were so lucky!”“It wasn't like you think, you vulgar ass. She caught me by surprise and I woke up in her tent—get that look off your face, I told you nothing happened.” Georgy smiled despite himself.Anton had been a good companion ever since Georgy had joined their company. Despite their difference in rank, Anton had taught Georgy more about the their tank than he had ever learned at the academy. He trusted his Driver/mechanic with his life and Anton trusted Georgy with his. He had impressed on him so much, Georgy had even made him one of the groomsmen at his wedding.The morning sun was already above the treeline when the rest of the tankers arrived. They busied themselves with checking the tension of the treads, and oil and fuel levels. It was all monotonous work, but no one wanted to be in the vehicle that stopped at the front due to improper maintenance. Crews took bore brushes and swabbed cannons tubes, not stopping till Rezanov was satisfied they were spotless. Each crew preformed function checks on their tanks, making sure they started without trouble, and that all the systems and hydraulics were functional. Anything that looked suspicious or troublesome was written up, and given to the maintenance crew to be dealt with.
>>33141508The moment Robostalin was proven to be in cahoots with the aliums the Russian people would flock to him. He doesn't want or need Ice there, and I'd hazard a guess that Ice has very little interest in reclaiming a throne that was destroyed 70 years ago, that she didn't even know was "hers" until recently
>>33141498>Polish air force would bomb civilian targets in Communist International territory unprovoked>>33141518>A line of Polish T-72Mswut
>>33141537Georgy watched as the crews packed the last of their gear back up. Fortunately, there were few problems with the remaining functional tanks. A few leaks here and there and one had a cracked road wheel, but Anton had assured him that maintenance crew would have the issues fixed by the evening. Satisfied that their work was done, Georgy dismissed the crew for the morning. It would do them well to have some time to either call or write to their families. Anton walked from behind Georgy, throwing his arm over Georgy's shoulder.“Let's go get us some breakfast ourselves, eh? I'm as hungry as a bear, and the others are saying they are serving real eggs in the chow tent.”“That sounds good to me, comrade. After that I'll need you to help keep an eye on the men. I still have a report to finish for the Battalion Commander, and I don't want Pavel getting himself slapped again.” Georgy chuckled, remembering the young soldier's still slightly swollen face. He had tried to change the subject when Georgy had asked him about it.“Hah! I wouldn't worry about him to much. His pride is hurt more than anything, but he will be back to chasing skirts soon enough.”The chow tent was still busy by the time they arrived. Fortunately, there was still plenty of food to go around, and the two men enjoyed their breakfast of eggs, toast, and ham. The two men were so engrossed in their food that they didn't notice a young girl walk up behind them.“Um, excuse me. Comrade Lieutenant Lel?”Georgy turned to face the voice behind him.Yana Llyin stood at attention, trying her best to look serious.“Yana! How are you this morning? Would you care for some breakfast?” Georgy offered her a slice of toast with jam, which she politely declined.“Thank you, Sir, but I just have a message for you. Captain Lel needs to meet with you at the nearest available opportunity.”Georgy smiled and nodded.
>>33141557“Then please inform the Captain I will meet her at the Striker hanger.”The young girl nodded, and tried to straighten herself even more. Georgy grinned, and ruffled her hair, causing her to squirm and duck, squeaking in surprise. Yana's face flushed red as she gave a rushed salute and hurried out of the mess tent. Georgy and and Anton both laughed as they took their trays to collection counter.“I won't hold you then.” Anton dumped his utensils into the receptacle and gave Georgy a lazy salute. “I don't want to keep your lovely wife waiting. Give her a kiss for me, will you?”“She would probably slap me for it.” Georgy grinned at his friend. “Keep the men out of trouble, will you?”Anton grunted as they parted ways, Anton heading towards the soldiers tents and Georgy towards the witches' area. With less than fifty witches in the 20th Tanks Division, their area was much smaller than the rest of the camp. The first thing Georgy noticed was the lack of witches in the area. Most were probably at the front, and the few who were not were probably resting or training. A few small hastily made hangars stood in the middle of the area, the crest of Sofia’s unit painted on one of the doors. Sliding it open just enough for him to fit through, he made his way inside. Aside from one set of strikers—Sofia’s, he noticed—it was empty. With nothing more to do besides wait, he went to examine his wife's equipment. He saw her weapons stand next to her strikers. Georgy smiled as he studied over his wife's choice of weaponry: an AKMS—the one originally used by her father in his younger days—sat next to her PKMS. His eyes turned to the cannon that dwarfed the other two weapons. Sofia’s favorite armament, a 52mm cannon, lay on it's side; she had always preferred more firepower. Georgy had witnessed Sofia punch through armored plates over three kilometers away with this beast.
>>33141542You seriously underestimate the scepticism people have for a Military officer overthrowing a government; Especially since he's kind of an unknown factor compared to, you know how much flashy PR he has as PM/President IRL.
>>33141565“You aren't jealous, are you?”Georgy turned to see Sofia, closing the door behind her. He hadn't even heard her open it.“Too much to carry, I think. I'll stick with my tank.”Sophia laughed, her voice and boots echoing in the empty room. “You *are* jealous, are you?” She grinned, stopping behind her husband, wrapping her arms around his shoulders. He grabbed one of her hands, intertwining his fingers with hers.“Why would I be jealous? I have Suka, don’t I?” Georgy gave her hand a light kiss before she could smack him with her other. “I’ve missed you, you know.”Sophia hugged him tighter to her bosom. “I know.” She let the words hang for a few moments while they stood in place, quietly staring at the strikers. She rested her chin in the crook of his neck, and he reached back to stroke her head. The two stood like that for what felt like an eternity before Sofia spoke up again. “I want this to be over.”“Me too. And with luck, we’ll be finished within a few months. Then we can finally start our lives together. We’ll have plenty of children for you to dote on, so you can leave the younger witches alone.” Sofia blushed furiously as Georgy snickered.“I do NOT dote on them! I treat them like soldiers. Defenders of the Motherland.”“Yes, if said defenders were a litter of kittens maybe. You fret over them more than a hen over her chicks.” Georgy twisted out of his wife’s grip to avoid another smack. “You are lucky I love you, dearest husband.”“And you are lucky to have me, my lovely wife.”Giggling, they embraced once more, both looking into each others eyes, faces coming closers together.
>>33141571Still, if that's a concern for him he'll probably work wtih actual Russian politicians rather than an American war hero symbol of the pre-revolution
>>33141575A loud knocking on the other side of the hangar caused them both to jump away, faces red.“Oh ho! What do we have here? The two love birds spending some time together before the briefing?” Colonel Artyom Glukhovsky stepped the rest of the way through the door way, his laughter filling the room. “Father! Please, you don’t have to interrupt us like we are still children!” Sofia pouted, looking very child-like herself, Georgy noted.“Aha but I do! I fear you would be preoccupied for some time if I hadn’t come by. Now come, we have many things to discuss.” The Colonel ended the conversation without giving the two a chance to reply. Georgy grabbed Sofia’s hand, and they followed him to the command tent.
>>33141467What threads did you start writing these?
>>33141571Sure, but I think you're probably also overestimating how much people in Russia want a Tsar back. Even as nothing more than a figurehead, I think they'd find it easier to swallow a Russian born and bred hero officer who is at least nominally communist. Bringing back the Tsardom, AND giving that throne to an American? They'd rather have Putin
>>33141587And that's it for now. I hope y'all enjoy, and I'd love to hear critiques. >>33141548Instead of Germany divided, it's Poland in this universe.
>>33141615>Instead of Germany divided, it's Poland in this universe.Ah, so West and East Poland then?
>>33141599And the Saxe-Coburg-Gothas were the German Monarchs of England at a time they were Fighting Germany.With the right spin her presence can make a hard job a lot easier.
>>33141587So which side are they on, Putin's or roboStalin's?
>>33141595http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/32245704/part one is in this thread. I might make a pastebin later.
>>33141642Heres a bit of advice for you:Make a pastebin now so you don't have to trawl through 1400 threads to find all your writing...
>>33141635Right now, Russia's. Neither of them particularly care for politics, but I'm working on it.
>>33141668Well I'm hoping they don't end up in Stalin's Guards and get thrown into the meat grinder, they are too adorable for anything less than a happy end.
>>33141665Thanks, and I will. Right now I'm nodding off, at the keyboard. Goodnight all, and thanks again for the thread, ghost!
>>33141515Ba-dum-pish. If there's any of that, it'd be Katya, and she's like "bed, pssh, ok, whatever. kinda boring though."
>>33141895It's more exciting when there's a possibility of being caught by people who maybe shouldn't see what she's doing.
>>33141925If that's what passes for excitement Frank's gonna die of a heart attack before he even gets to do anything with any of the girls
>>33141925So no feels or lewds today?
I have to say the bays of holding are a pretty ambitious move, Ghost. Particularly when you seemed to be moving thematically towards a witch+pilot dynmaic thing as the basis of future air combat.Right now I'm kinda expecting the bays to be horribly draining magic wise, or something, because ATM it looks like Witches just vaulted into indisputably better than steelwings, even in the areas Steelwings used to be better.
>>33143400In all likelihood there will be some drawback or issue that pops up and I do agree it is a big move. Though in regards to what you said with the bays possibly be horribly draining of magic, I can see when we get the Wyvern integrated with one that it will accelerate our fatigue Hate to say death but it's possible if we are indeed that magic battery to Merlin. In a unrelated topic, I'm worried that Slider hasn't gotten us back for the Aussie Snake Wrangler routine. I mean sure, she was serious mode after the fight and all but she could be planning something.
Was reading up on the archive and I have to ask, Since when did Jessica and Katsumi have a thing?
>>33143845I'm guessing after the airliner incident Jessica's balls made Katsumi all wet.
>>33143845Well, most of us were thrown off by that so the answer is fuck if I know? I've always thought their relationship a buddy cop one like anon said last thread or maybe a teacher and student one.
>>33143845They've been together for a while, and I assume that Jess made a good impression. We haven't seen very much of it at all in actual threads, it's more something that's been hinted at.>>33143724Girl has some self esteem issues, I'm sure.
>>33143877>>33143898>>33143901I hope we'll get some clarification in the form of a writeup then.No, I'm not just saying that for the /u/.
>>33144015Been missing Hornets updates. Shame Holly's arc ended.Personally I'm oddly interested in the Napoleonic witches writefag.
>>33144046I've just been happy that we've had writefags again. They were always a nice addition to SWQ.
>Finally make it to an active Strikers '89 thread>Only read up to 15-1 in the archive
>>33144207Well get a reading anon! You got a ways to go unless you've got an unhealthy amount of free time. We're gonna hit two years next month.
>>33144207Hey, don't worry, you've got a fun ride ahead of you. Best thing about finding a series you like is learning there's a LOT of it to experience.
>>33144306holy jesus you're right. Where the fuck did all the time go?
>>33147421Waiting for the fucker to post, most likely.