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/Qjigc3v1LOADOUTS: http://pastebin.com/0YycCxbvFACILITIES: 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!Currently, you're greeting your old commanding officer from your time in the army. However, she looks quite... different from when you had last seen her. She was almost a full head shorter than you. In fact, in her current body, she didn't look any older than any of your idols, which sort of made things awkward in trying to deal with her.>Ask about her new appearance.>Ask about what she's been up to.>Go find Stig for a pseudo reunion.>Other
>>33368528>>Ask about her new appearance.
>>33368528>Other"...did you merge with an AI and this body is the only one available?"Ghost in the Shell movie reference
>>33368528>Ask about her new appearance.
>>33368528>>Ask about her new appearance.Note to self: DON'T upload Nemo in the Captain's cyborg body when she's not using it.
>>33368528>>Ask about what she's been up to.>>Go find Stig for a pseudo reunion.
>>33368528>Go find Stig for a pseudo reunion.Eh, who cares about bodies. The important thing is that she is in good health.
>>33368528>Go find Stig for a pseudo reunion.
You know, this brings up a good point: Can the captain upload herself into a clone if she wanted to (for things totally not related to sex)?I'd think it be a massive can of worms since some people think that clones should have rights and not be lobotomized for Uploading minds.
Oh, and if the merc are hitting this place soon, then we need Sparky to wire this place up with claymores.One obvious set that can be easily disabled, and another much more well hidden set to surprise them once they enter the kill zone.
>>33368647How about the 2nd trap activating if the first trap is disarmed?
>>33368646Agreed. The very idea of clones having rights is ridiculous.They're just lumps of organic matter.
>>33368528Sorry, Merc I've been busy and I couldn't finish my write-in in time for today.I'll try another time.I wanted to do a Valentine's day one
>>33368661But that only kills the person doing the disarming.They will expect the place to be wired for mines. That's why we need to let them think that they disabled them. Until they die of claymores.
Well at least she didn't choose an...ambiguous form...
>>33368528>Ask about her new appearance.>Ask about what she's been up to.>Go find Stig for a pseudo reunion.in this orderAND>Other"How well is your singing and dancing, just by off chance. With the way you look now, people will think you're just a new Idol in our troop. If you can't sing or dance, people might ask questions."
>>33368704"Sorry, Clover Entertainment is not taking auditions at the moment"
>>33368704No. Just no. We're not going down this route. Stop.
>>33368700Thank God for that. I'm not sure how producer would react seeing that.
>>33368700It's surprisingly hard to find images of the Major as a child from the end of the movie.
>>33368528"You, uh, look different' You say awkwardly, unsure of how to word your statement. "Oh, right, I probably should have mentioned the cosmetic change." The Captain says dryly as she looks down at her own body.Damn right you should have, you think, but you're too afraid to say it out loud. "Any reason for the change?""Just comes with the job, I guess> " The Captain shrugs. "I'm doing a lot more work in urban settings. Having a younger looking body arouses less suspicion. Plus the smaller size means I'm more compact and can fit into tighter spaces."Ah, always the pragmatist.>Take her to your office for a proper debriefing.>Take her to the workshop and introduce her to Stig and Falynn.>Introduce her to your idols.>Other
>>33368862>Take her to your office for a proper debriefing.>Call Stig up
>>33368862>Take her to your office for a proper debriefing.Have everyone else watch on a video channel, so we don't have to waste time briefing them.
>>33368862>>Take her to your office for a proper debriefing.I want to introduce her to our idols but their sleeping
>>33368862>Take her to your office for a proper debriefing.>OtherCall up Stig to the office as well.>>33368736>>33368745We might have to go down this route. Tarin is one of Merc's favorite character after all.
>>33368745Thank goodness someone other than me thinks having the Captain as an "idol" is a terrible idea.
>>33368862>Take her to the workshop and introduce her to Stig and Falynn.
>>33368965>"Sorry, Clover Entertainment is not taking auditions at the moment"I just wanted to say this to her face, just for the reaction.And having a extremely experienced combat idol would be fun
>>33368965And I really don't care if she is. It's terrible idea from the word go.
>>33369008>>33368971How so?I don't mind
>>33368965No. That's one of the many reasons why she shouldn't be an idol at all. She's perfectly fine being a trainer, but there's no reason for her to overshadow the other girls and make Rochelle and Cole feel incapable as team leaders.
>>33369026http://pastebin.com/3GTinhpQThis was written immediately after the last thread, so it's a bit heated, but I think they're perfectly valid points.
>>33369007Yes, it would be a good thing. It'll help keep our under experienced Idols from getting shot up in a fight. Be it as a point woman, or as a trainer.
>>33368862"Come on, we can talk more in my office." You say, motioning for her to follow you. This was still so damn weird.You sit on your end of the desk while the Captain takes a seat at the other end. It felt weird being the one behind the desk instead in front of it, even though the Captain wasn't really one to hang around in the office all day. "Well, first things first." You say, clasping your hands together. "We're not taking any auditions.""Okay." The Captain nods.Damnit, now you remember how humorless she could be. Might as well cut straight to the point."Anyways, you said that you got into a bit of trouble earlier?" You say. "Something about Russian mercs?""Yes, I was investigating a weapons theft and I came across them. I was forced to engage them and I made my getaway.""I'm more surprised at the fact any of them are still alive.""There's only so much I can do on my own." The Captain's mouth curls into a slight smile. "After all, I had a good squad back in the day."Aw, shucks. Now you were feeling a bit warm and fuzzy inside.>What kind of weapons are we talking about?>Can you tell me more about these mercs?>Who exactly are you working for?>Other
>>33369108A bit heated, I think raging hot. I can see the points though but seriously...
>>33369168>>Who exactly are you working for?I think this is important.
>>33369168>>What kind of weapons are we talking about?>>Can you tell me more about these mercs?>>Who exactly are you working for?All of the above
>>33369168>>What kind of weapons are we talking about?>>Can you tell me more about these mercs?
>>33369180Yeah, I was a tad buttmad. I still get upset when I look that over.
>>33369142Well, she doesn't have to be an official idol. If she is for hire then we can use our account to move some money and have her cause "accidents" to people that inconvenience us.>>33369168>Other"Are they on your tail? Should we fortify and prepare the facility to defend against an attack?"
>>33369168>Who exactly are you working for?>Can you tell me more about these mercs?>What kind of weapons are we talking about?Really, all of these need to be answered so just go through them.
>>33369108You do make some good points, but I will have to discard much of that due to we don't know just where Merc is going to take Tarin into the plot frame work. That and having high emotions when writing can color your point the wrong way. Better to cool off and think it though later.
>>33369200I get that you don't like Tarin I can respect that though I like her as a character but yeah the heatedness kind of makes it unappealing though.Though I read through it can I can understand what you mean by those points.However, she can make a great trap though like bait
>>33369168>Can you tell me more about these mercs?>Who exactly are you working for?>What kind of weapons are we talking about?in that orderAND>Other"By the way, Stig is working with me here at this company as our driver just to let you know."
I just realized that genemods seem to be prohibitively expensive due to the lack of genemodded people we've seen in this quest (one deRosa idol could be modded). Someone invested a lot of money into Cole, and doesn't seem to mind losing their investment.
>>33369345I keep waiting for someone to come after Cole.Waiting and waiting.
>>33369345>>33369362Cole was not exactly a secret in the Tombs. Hell, we found her pretty quickly.The shadowruns must be... deeper.
>>33369345Way back in the quest, something Cole said really caught my attention:>"Goddamn, something about schools just pisses me off." Cole spits. "Feels like a goddamn prisoner whenever I'm in there." First, how would she know what it's like to be imprisoned? And second, is there something going on relating to "school"?This implies a few things:1. Cole could've been held in what she considered a prison.2. She went to a "school" in the past (Black Ops Academy? School for Creating and Training Genemodded Soldiers? Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters?)
>>33369168>What kind of weapons are we talking about?>Can you tell me more about these mercs?>OtherHow quickly does she think they'll pick up the trail?Asking a black ops major who she's working for is just stupid, because she won't answer.
>Can you tell me more about these mercs?>Who exactly are you working for?>What kind of weapons are we talking about?in that orderAND>Other"By the way, Stig is working with me here at this company as our driver just to let you know."
>>33369395>First, how would she know what it's like to be imprisoned?It's just a turn of phrase. Teenager rebels hate schools, more breaking news at 9.
>>33369362>>33369385I thought that Cole got her powers from a natural born mutation than a genemod. Wouldn't people get genemods later in life than when she got hers so young?
>>33369395Hmmm, repressed memories?But why has no one collected her? See >>33369385
>>33369425Cole seems like a labrat.
>>33369239Where Merc will take her? Assuming that he has anything other than putting her yet another quest and the Russian side plot that seems connected to Melissa and Morgan (which makes Captain a bit more redundant), probably that thing related to our songwriter regarding the maturity of full cyborgs. And you don't get to write off my points because you don't like them and you want to hide behind "ooh let's see what the writer does". Even taking emotion into it they're all perfectly valid, and the fact that it's been WEEKS and I still think they're valid should tell you something about how bad of an idea it is.>>33369395Considering she had problems bathing herself, her being a lab rat seems like a good bet.
>>33369425I thought genemods could only applied before a person was born. It only gets harder to apply the mods when they get older.
>>33369425I would assume genemods are easier the younger you are.
>>33369168"Can you tell me more about these mercs?" You ask."Russians. Definitely veterans. I'm guessing Spetsnaz." The Captain says. "They're freelance, so they don't associate with any of the existing merc or private security companies. Basically work for the highest bidder.""And you?" You raise an eyebrow. "Who are you working for these days?""You can say I'm freelance as well." The Captain shrugs. "Anyways, these mercs are led by this guy they call the Bear, as denoted from the fact that he painted a bear face on his armor. These guys are the real deal, milspec power armor, cybernetics, and the battlefield experience to know how to use it all.""And what makes you think you'd be safe here?" You ask. "I mean, my girls can handle themselves and all, but they're not exact at the level of military black ops.""Whatever they may be, discretion is one of their biggest strengths. Their group doesn't even have an official name. They just show up when you post a job offer. Either way, I don't think they'd risk drawing attention to themselves by hitting an idol company.""You think." You narrow your eyes."I covered my tracks." The Captain gives you a hard stare. "I swapped to a previously unused body, destroyed anything they could use to trace me. They won't find us. I just need somewhere to lay low until the heat dies down.""Uh uh." You nod. "And this weapon that they supposedly stole? What is that? And you never really told me exactly who you were working for.""It's all need to know. You know how this works." The Captain responds flatly.>Fair enough.>We're not in the army anymore, Captain, and I'm no longer your subordinate.>Other
>>33369395IF she was a part of a school for genemod soldiers, I worry what happens if she was a "failed" design. What would a perfect genemod soldier be like?
>>33369490>>We're not in the army anymore, Captain, and I'm no longer your subordinate.
Merc, tell us about genemods!
>>33369490>We're not in the army anymore, Captain, and I'm no longer your subordinate.I do have my own responsibilities and people who are counting on me. I trust you remember how it is.
>>33369490>Other"This is not the army anymore, I'm corporate now. Just tell me if this could harm any of my idols or Clover Entertainment in any way."
>>33369490>We're not in the army anymore, Captain, and I'm no longer your subordinate.
>>33369490>We're not in the army anymore, Captain, and I'm no longer your subordinate.I don't want to be rude, but I also don't want to put the girls' lives at risk either.
>>33369490>We're not in the army anymore, Captain, and I'm no longer your subordinate.We have the girls to worry about, as well as the rest of the company.
>>33369490>>We're not in the army anymore, Captain, and I'm no longer your subordinate.>However, I do have subordinates of my own and their safety is my number one priority
Melissa was after a group of russian mercs, right?
>>33369524Genemods essentially alter your DNA to give your body properties or abilities not normally available to it. Think of it like plasmids from Bioshock or the genetic engineering stuff in XCOM Enemy Within. Currently, they're still a very new development so nobody is too sure what their limits are. However, the only currently street legal genemods are cosmetic changes only, while presumably the military is researching "practical" genemods.
>>33369395Perhaps we can figure out Cole's backstory through what we already know about the Tombs.1. It's a brutal place where survival isn't assured unless you have connections, money or power.2. Children are liabilities and are otherwise exploited (sexually, physically, emotionally, etc.)3. Mercs have been known to kidnap people for Companies (cheap labour, experimentation, etc.)4. Not officially considered a District. Possible location for secret labs? (Unlikely, since news of a girl wielding electricity right on their doorstep would raise flags)5. The best way to survive is to find allies. 2 of our 3 Tomb girls have had allies at one point or another. Julie had that police officer, while Melissa was a part of a band of orphan as well as that arena manager looking after her. Those without allies are either brutes, survivors, or easy pickings. Cole is an exception at the moment. We found her without friends or family, and she didn't seem very sociable; so something must have happened.
>>33369574Matches the description perfectly. If they are as strong as the Capt described them, then taking them down will be difficult.
>>33369608We should have Capt and Melissa talk to one another. Make sure this is the same group.
>>33369447>>33369583Since children are exploited, it could be possible Cole's parents sold her to a Biotech firm for quick cash. Perhaps she held a grudge, escaped, and became the reason why she doesn't have any family or friends. Another guess is that at such a young age, she had no control over her powers. She'd hurt/kill those that tried to care for her, while the rest ran in fear.
>>33369618Not anytime soon.She will try to go after them
>>33369574>>33369608Wait, I just got an idea right now. We pretend to sell the Capt out and disable our security system so they can grab her and get out. When they are deep inside our base, we backstab them, leaving nothing to chance.
>>33369652Trying to hide this is more risker. We need to have a calm, mature talk with Melissa and assure her that taking down this group will be difficult and will take a while, so urge patience until we can get it done right and leave nothing to chance.
>>33369655If it weren't for Merc dice, it would work.
>>33369652Worst case scenario, Melissa could try to hold the Cap'n hostage. Well, emphasis on 'try'
Rolled 14>>33369490You take a deep breath. "Frankly speaking, Captain, neither of us are in the military anymore, so you can't exactly pull rank on me. Plus, if I'm going to have you hide out here, I want to know why, because from the sounds of it, your very presence here puts my girls at risk, and it's my job... no, my DUTY to make sure they're safe.">roll 1d20
Rolled 9>>33369705nat 1 inc
>>33369718She has been convinc'd
>>33369490>We're not in the army anymore, Captain, and I'm no longer your subordinate.>OtherExplain to Tarin that those mercs sound exactly like the ones Melissa is after.
>>33369718Nice, and sorry about that late vote.
>>33369632Well that's certainly dark... It's just as bad as her being part of a Les Enfants Terribles Project.*Cue the Solid Snake and Liquid Snake jokes as well as dominant and recessive genes*
Rolled 12>>33369718Hoo boy, do you want to bank that 20 for STAR POWER?You currently have 2 points.>Y>N
>>33369718So, shall we bank this?All we need is for her to tell us the info after all.
>>33369818NIf this lets us hear everything. I want to.
>>33369818If we can get the relevant details anyway, then Y. Otherwise N.
>>33369910You really don't get to know that, mate.
>>33369910It downgrades from a 20 to a auto success. So we get the details anyways.
>>33369818>YBank this shit
>>33369818N.Gonna need everything she can get for us.
>>33369932How do you figure? Producer and Tarin rolled the same number.
>>33369932We could get bonus information from the crit which is something to keep in mind. Personally, worth not banking this. We've yet to bank a 20 on a intel gathering roll also. Which this is.
>>33369964Because that's Merc's rules.https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/30110830/#30112482>1s are an autofail. 20s are a crit success, but you can downgrade them to an autosuccess and you get a STAR POWER point in return.
>>33369992Huh. Then why the hell haven't we been banking more often?
>>33369992Okay, switch this vote >>33369910 to Y for banking it.
>>33370015Because crits give more depending on situation.
>>33369818The Captain just stares at you, but you work up the resolve not to be intimidated by her. Not now. Not when your girls' lives were the concern here. She seems to stare at you for what seems like a very long time before she does something you never expect.She starts LAUGHING. Today was just full of surprises."Oh, Producer, you're so full of surprises." She chuckles, wiping an imaginary tear from her eye. "And here I thought you said you were afraid you weren't cut out for command!""Well, ending up being responsible for a bunch of teenage girls tends to change your outlook." You grin."Well, you certainly care about your subordinates, and I respect that." The Captain finally gets her laughter under control. "Well, like those Russian mercs, I mostly work freelance these days. Mostly for whatever government or intel agency needs my services. Occasionally, I'll take a job from a military contract, in this case Toha Heavy Industries."You remember THI. They often specialized in developing high end, exotic weaponry. If something of theirs was stolen..."They wouldn't give me too many details on the weapon that got stolen from them." The Captain shrugs. "But I was able to glean some intel. Apparently it's some kind of military vehicle. Small, fast, and HIGHLY advanced. It's in the prototype stage so it's the only existing model, and they want it back very badly.""I see." You nod in understanding."You know..." The Captain look at you in the eye. "It may not be my place, but I could use some help in getting that weapon back from them. If you or your girls help me out, I could put in a good word for you at THI. I'll even throw in a favor, too."Huh, well you could always use more sponsors, and a favor from the Captain was almost too good to be true, but these mercs sounded like serious business...>I'm interested.>Sorry, I don't want to get involved.>Other
>>33370210>I'm interested.Tell me more before I commit though, please.
>>33370210>>I'm interested.>OtherMention Melissa
>>33370210>>I'm interested.>>OtherMention Melissa.
>>33370210>I'm interested.Mention that one of our own girls has a beef against them
>>33370210>I'm interested.>>33370256It might be worth asking if there is a connection.At the same time I have my doubt based off what she's said about these guys and the way they work. It just doesn't seem like something they go out of the way to do. To me at least.
>>33370210>OtherBefore we get any further, I want you to speak with one of my girls.
>>33370210> I'm interested. I'm hesitantly throwing for this one. I'd rather it run as a sneak and grab, though: those Russians are way too tough for our girls.
>>33370210>I'm interested."Yes, let's think offensively.By the way, I have an idea on how to get the jump on them. How do you feel about being sold out..."
>>33370210>I'm interested.Seconding mentioning Melissa. Tell her about the grudge and get her advice on how to proceed with it.Maybe Capt can be a mentor figure to Melissa.
>>33370323The mentor role actually sounds pretty good.
I wouldn't be surprised if Melissa leaves the idols to join up with the Capt.I never really thought she was 100% idol material. Good girl, just in the wrong business.
>>33370323Probably more mentor/instructor to all our girls.I imagine Cole or Mel will attempt to see if she can out fight the Cap, just to be curb-stomped.
>>33370301Let's not make plans before knowing what we're up against.
>>33370410Just an suggestion/idea. One that I like because it gives us the element of surprise and a lot of home field advantages.
>>33370210"Well, I can't say I'm not interested." You nod. "But in return, you're going to train my girls to be up to squad standard, if you expect them to take on those mercs.""Of course." The Captain nods. "I think I can cook up an accelerated regimen for them. I'll rebuild them all from the ground up."Oh dear, you've heard that sort of talk before from her. It wasn't going to be pretty. "In fact," The Captain tilts her head, "I can also give the 'Deluxe Training Package' to one of your girls, if you so choose."Oh boy. The DTP, also known as Hell amongst you and your squad, was the Captain's toughest training standard. It was grueling and difficult, but anybody that could make it through came out almost peerless in battle. >The Captain can give one of your idols SPECIAL TRAINING. In return for some MORALE loss, the selected girl will gain significant boosts... if she can make the cut!>I know somebody who might be up for it... (specify)>I don't think I want to subject that to any of my girls.>Other
>>33370585>>I know somebody who might be up for it... (specify)Cole
>>33370585>I know somebody who might be up for it... (Julie)I bet she can take it, and the reward is almost certainly worth it.
>>33370585>I don't think I want to subject that to any of my girls.
>>33370585>>I know somebody who might be up for it... (specify)Cole, last few times she used her powers...she kinda fell short...
>>33370585>>OtherLemme think on it abit more. I'll see whos interested in it, since I don't want to throw it on someone whos not willing to do so.
>>33370585>I know somebody who might be up for it... (Julie)
>>33370585>I know somebody who might be up for it... (Melissa)
>>33370612>>33370622Do you guys hate Cole that much?
It's going to be either Cole or Rochelle, me thinks.Rochelle will jump at a chance to be a super operator.
>>33370585Cole or Melissa
>>33370585>I know somebody who might be up for it... (specify)Melissa. I think the fact that these mercs are the ones she has been looking for will motivate her and mitigate the morale loss.On the other hand, Rochelle can greatly benefit from it if she is going to make squad leader.
>>33370585>I know somebody who might be up for it... (Rochelle)
>>33370635>>33370585This.They're already getting training from her. This is the extra spicy kind one should be allowed to pick if they choose to do so.
>>33370585>I know somebody who might be up for it... MelissaShe is the one who will hell bent on killing those mercs. She needs to be on top form because I think she won't stop till they are all dead by her hand.
>>33370654I agree, I don't want to play the odds that Cole would quit if we tried to push this on her.
>>33370585>I'll float the idea to them to see if they're interested.The last thing we want to do is press-gang an idol into hell on earth when either a) she doesn't need it, and/or b)she can't make the cut. The morale loss is going to be hard to recover, and if she washes out I expect even more of a drop.IF we have to throw one idol into the gauntlet sight unseen, my vote would be for Cole. But I still think we ought to ask if they want it before that.
>>33370635Lets use this option first.
Honestly I rather see Rochelle go through it.She is the primary squad leader and really the one that would likely get the most benefit from this.
>>33370635This. Melissa might be interested and maybe Julie but this should be volunteer only.
>>33370687Cole also happens to actually have one of the best stats of our idols. All she needs is to believe in herself and thats where producer comes in. Even rochelle thinks so.
>>33370700Which is why I don't want to put any of them through it, Cole least of all. We're training child mercenaries that need to appeal to crowds, yes, but her training will just tear them apart. I guess if it absolutely SOMEONE it would be Melissa, since she's the toughest physically and mentally. But Cole? Absolutely not.
>>33370767Why does she have low confidence in the first place, fluffwise?
>>33370808The backstory that explains her genemod and the fact she was treated like a witch in the Tombs.Cole does need training and maybe it should come from the Producer. She does trust him, after all. Maybe she'll start to open up.
>>33370808We've not looked into it yet. Partially may be that shes not used to being comfortable like this.
I think Julie or Melissa would be the best fits being the toughest and most combat minded of the idols.
>>33370635Ok, this sounds more reasonable. I change my vote to this.
>>33370585Well, your first thoughts immediately go to either Melissa or Cole. However, this wasn't something you wanted to spring on them. You had to at least inform your girls of it first."It's tempting, but I have to see if my girls would be willing to subject themselves to that. I won't force them to take advanced training if they don't want to." You sigh. "Understandable." The Captain nods."There's also another matter with one of my girls." You say. "She's had a run in with some Russian mercs in the past, and I have reason to believe that they're the same ones you're involved with. The description seems to match up.""What kind of involvment are we talking here?""Revenge." You state."Ah." The Captain leans back in her seat. "So you're afraid that if we tell her about those mercs, she might do something stupid?""More or less." You admit."Well, it's your unit. It's up to you whether to tell her or not.">Tell Melissa that you have a lead on those mercs.>Don't tell her just yet.>Other
>>33370787Also, the main reason I'm against the training is because the last time Merc "improved" a character it was done so terribly that I dropped the quest right then and there.
>>33370900>>Don't tell her just yet.Although telling her could motivate her to push her limits, I don't think that it would help in the long-term.
>>33370900>Don't tell her just yet.Let's figure out more information first.
>>33370900>>Tell Melissa that you have a lead on those mercs.Yes. Inform her
>>33370900>>Tell Melissa that you have a lead on those mercs.And that they're coming for us so she doesn't need to go and hunt.>>33370907???
>>33370900>>Tell Melissa that you have a lead on those mercs.We promised but remind her of the promise she made us
>>33370900>Tell Melissa that you have a lead on those mercs.It's better this way, otherwise she finds out some other way and runs off to pursue them.
>>33370900>Tell Melissa you might have a lead on those mercs.We have similar descriptions, but that's hardly conclusive. It's no problem to let her know that we haven't forgotten about it, but at the same time we shouldn't say "oh hey these are the fuckfaces you want to kill" only to storm the place and find out it's the wrong guys.
>>33370900>Don't tell her just yet.Our we 100% sure this is them? Last thing we need to do get her hyped and haha! Nope wrong dudes. If we do find out it's them then it's the same deal as Julie. Our rules or she isn't going on any of the ops.
>>33370900>Tell Melissa that you have a lead on those mercs.Telling her later it will her morale. Also we trust the daughterus, right?At worst it is not like she could strong arm us or the captain into giving her info.
Why is pastebin down.Aaaaaa.Merc, could you repost the stuff from the stats and loadouts?
>>33370900>Tell Melissa that you have a lead on those mercs.But also mention that offer for training. At the very least, Capt can back her up.
>>33370980And the updated one!
>>33370900>Tell Melissa that you have a lead on those mercs.
>>33370981Offer to everyone
>>33370963Fuck. Meant: "Will hit her morale."
>>33370980That cat is so cute though. We doing this blind.
>>33370930Falynn from VMQ2. That was such a fucking mess. Well, actually the whole quest as a whole was really fucking weird, but her episode was the straw that blew the camel's brains out.
>>33370900"It's probably best that I disclose this to her." You say. "She has a right to know, after all.""Your choice." The Captain nods. Well, now what did you need to do next?>Head down to the workshop to see Stig and Falynn.>Head to the dorms to see your idols.>Call up Jenner.>Other
>>33371102She just wouldn't die....
>>33371102>the straw that blew the camel's brains out.I don't know how to feel about that.
>>33371147>>Call up Jenner.Lets see if theres anything new.And introduce Tarin to her.Let our idols sleep alittle more.
>>33371147>>Head to the dorms to see your idols.Time to see how they're doing.
>>33371147>>Head down to the workshop to see Stig and Falynn.>Call up Jenner.Let them rest, they just got back from an op and had like a few hours of sleep
>>33371147>Head to the dorms to see your idols.
>>33371147>Head down to the workshop to see Stig and Falynn.I'm assuming that Cap will be following along with this.
>>33371147>Call up Jenner.And Stig.She'll set Cap up in a room and Stig well, reunion.
>>33371147>>Call up Jenner.
>>33371147>Call up Jenner.>Head down to the workshop to see Stig and Falynn.mix these two.
>>33371147>Head down to the workshop to see Stig and Falynn.
>>33371102the kicker: that thing was caused by anti-waifufagging.That's right, instead of people thinking about team quality, they were solely concerned about waifuing and spiting the waifufags.And it's there Merc's run of questionable dice luck reared its head.
>>33371250We'll, Merc deserves a lot of blame for it as well. He gave Falynn a TERRIBLE ability, and instead of saying "okay I made a mistake lets change it so it's not crippling" he has that big and elaborate scene where... uh, honestly Falynn should have been killed or at least captured. Then that's followed by the absolute shittiest example of someone "gaining confidence in the face of adversity" (which in Falynn's case is going absolutely bugfuck insane), where she proceeds to light a dude on fire and kill him in the most absolute deranged and unnecessary way she could. It was COMPLETELY out of character. The kicker? Her new ability said she was "heroic". Fuck that. Nothing she did was heroic, it was psychotic. At that point I decided I had enough of VMQ2's silliness and dropped it.
>>33371147>Head down to the workshop to see Stig and Falynn.>Call up Jenner.
>until now>vmq2fags still mad
>>33371147"Hey, you know, Stig just happened to end up here too. I bet he'd be thrilled to see you again.""Oh... Stig..." The Captain pauses. You could swear she'd be sweating if her body were capable of it.Oh, that's right. If there was one thing the Captain could possibly be afraid of, it was Stig's driving. It was actually pretty funny story-"I-I guess we could say hi to him." The Captain sighed. "Well, our engineer is also down there too, and she's a real prodigy." You boast. "I'm sure she'd love to see a working combat cyborg.""I'm sure."As the two of you make your way down the workshop, you decide to give Jenner a call. When she picks up, you can hear the telltale blast of extremely loud pop music in the background. It sounds like the performance had already started."Producer." Jenner says."Hey, Jenner, just checking in." You say. "How are things going on your end?""Well, Niko is up on stage right now and doing a good job. Morgan's on overwatch and Sparky is having a time out.""A... time out?" You blink."I told her to secure the building, and she planted shaped charges on all of the supports, because apparently in her mind, collapsing the building after you exit it would make things secure."Dang."Ha, I guess we're going to have to talk to her when she gets back, huh?""Obviously." Jenner sighs. "So how are things at the office.""Oh, fine. Just reconnecting with my old CO. She'll be helping train the girls for a bit if we help her out with a job.""Sounds interesting. We'll talk more when we get back." Jenner responds. "Until then, Producer.""Your secretary?" The Captain asks."Yeah. She's pretty good at what she does." You nod."You two dating?" She asks rather bluntly.>Whoa, I like her, but not in that way.>I think...?>Why would you want to know?>Other
>>33371443>>Why would you want to know?
>>33371443>Whoa, I like her, but not in that way.>Why would you want to know?
>>33371380Dude, VMQ2 was ages ago. Just drop it already. You'll only make yourself angrier if you keep dredging it up.
>>33371443>Whoa, I like her, but not in that way.
>>33371443>I think...?It's not entirely clear, but maybe?
>>33371443>Why would you want to know?Answer a question with a another!
>>33371443>>I think...?Its neither here nor there
>>33371380>>33371471Yeah, I mean, even Merc admitted it wasn't exactly his best work. Just deal with it and move on.
>>33371443>Whoa, I like her, but like a sister>Why would you want to know?
>>33371443>>Why would you want to know?Sounds like Sparky alright.
>>33371443>>Whoa, I like her, but not in that way.>>I think...?
Rolled 20>>33371443>I think...?If we're not, we should be.
>>33371443 >>I think...?
Why does Merc keep refusing to turn over MC's charsheet?
>>33371443>>I think...?Lewdcanon is canon
>>33371557Idols are not for lewds.Unless decu is involved.
Actually the more I think about the confused I am..Are we? I mean I feel that the producer might be the type to miss some clues but otherwise it feel complicated?
>>33371562Because it's irrelevant.
>>33371562Where's the birth certificate, Merc?
>>33371443>Whoa, I like her, but like a sister
>>33371562Because we don't need it.
>>33371587>MC is labgrown sideplot when?>>MC is Cole's biological brotheru sideplot when?
>>33371615Awwwwww.How do we upgrade him then?
>>33371571... So, the only reason is because she's the only adult female we talked to more than a few times? Nothing about her character or personality or chemistry with the main character?
>>33371443>Whoa, I like her, but not in that way.>Why would you want to know?A gentleman never kisses and tells.
I wonder if merc will post the cole lewds
>>33371443>>Why would you want to know?>OtherWe went out for beers after our first big gig and I saw her underwear, that's about it
Merc, can we use Rin's granpa's teachings to steal DeRosa's underwear?
>>33371632Honestly if she hadn't been labeled as Cole I would have never known it was her.
>>33371627They get along, not sure if it's romantic yet.
>>33371443"Whoa, I like her, but not in that way!" You blink. "Where did all this come from so suddenly?""Just curious." The Captain shrugged. "It's just the way you talk to her. All those subtle cues. Gave me the impression you two were pretty intimate. Guess I just misinterpreted things."Yeah, let's just leave it at that.The elevator finally reaches the sublevel the workshop is located at. You see Stig poring over the SUV like always, making sure it was in pristine condition. Falynn was busy at her work desk ripping synthetic muscle out of the Idol Killer's body and setting it aside.>Talk to Stig.>Talk to Falyn.>Other
>>33371627she can talk to him without facepalming or rolling her eyes.
>>33371695>>Talk to Stig.Let's see if his helmet produces emoticons.
>>33371684Something Decu drew up as a joke.Posting the censored version.
>>33371506>>33371589>Mistake Jenner for Capn>Accidental samefaggingGoddamn it.
>>33371695>>Talk to Falyn.
>>33371695Wait what, merc.I think won.
>>33371695>>Talk to Stig.Please don't tell me we crushed the Jenner flag?
>>33371695> Talk to StigI wouldn't really trust her readings on subtle nuances. She couldn't figure out that asking of she could come in instead of waiting outside for a day was a good idea.
>>33371695>Talk to Stig.Reunion time!
>>33371711Well that was lewd.
>>33371711Did we crush our flag with Jenner?
>>33371711That goddamn cat
>>33371711i thought Cole was flatter than that.
>>33371763TBH, we only know that she was average compared to the others with Julie being high, and Rochelle being, flatter than Morgan.
>>33371711W-where can I find the non-Loki version?
>>33371782Julie is a musclegirl?
>>33371782>Rochelle being, flatter than Morgan.So female knight tier? Why does Rochelle keep getting better.
>>33371695>Talk to Stig.
>>33371805dunno about full muscle girl, but she definitely has the most sizable chest of the idols.
>>33371814Because she's awesome and I don't know why people don't think she and Producer would make for a great couple a few years down the line.
Is captain our imouto?
Did we lose the Jenner Flag?I'm confused
>>33371743I hope not! I think we might have started to raise the commander/Tarin flag now >>33371711pic related
>>33371879No idea really.
>>33371879Same. I thought it was Jenner asking.
>>33371882But isn't she more of an onee-san?
>>33371879The weird this is if you go and count.> I think Wins out...
>>33371907I feel your pain.I was the anon who said that Jenner was the only valid waifu.Revote, merc?
>>33371940No revote.It was confusing but just leave it to Merc.
>>33371940It was an odd vote all around, but I don't think it will have any real consequences.
Can we switch from waifu to husbando?Ushimiya for our husbando?
>>33371965>"It's just the way you talk to her. All those subtle cues. Gave me the impression you two were pretty intimate. Guess I just misinterpreted things."What subtle cues though?We're just friendly with each other
>>33371911That is not safe bet either.
>>33371974Or maybe Hillman
>>33371695"Hey! Stig!" You wave at your driver. "Guess who came by to visit!"Stig turns to face you, but then cocks his head to the side curiously. You look to see that The Captain is no longer next to you. Instead, she's hiding behind you."Did Kirkuk really scar you that badly, Captain?" You chuckle."He did things I did not believe were possible with a wheeled vehicle." The Captain murmurs. "There's obviously something not natural about him."Stig just shakes his head as if he were offended by the statement."Come on, Captain, it's not that bad. He's a perfectly capable driver.""You're looking well, Stig." The Captain says, poking her head out from behind you. "How's the postwar life been treating you?"Stig just shrugs."Still giving everybody the silent treatment, huh?"Stig nods."He's a bit tough to talk to over the radio, but his skills have been invaluable to us." You say. "We also have a driving AI as well.""Hello!" NEMO chimes from the SUV's speakers. "I'm NEMO! It's so very nice to meet you!""You've certainly rounded up an interesting outfit." The Captain says. "OOOOOOOOOH!" You hear a girlish squeal and before you know it, you see your commanding officer getting accosted by Falynn, who had apparently somehow crossed the distance from her work table to the Captain in the blink of an eye."That's a custom fitted cyborg combat shell! One of a kind!" Falynn's eyes sparkle and you can swear you see drool running down her mouth. "WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE DID YOU GET THAT!?""Ah..." The Captain blinks, genuinely caught off guard.>Let things play out. >Put some space between them.>Other
>>33372057Stig as bromotou. Fuck waifufagging, manly picnic on the roof.
>>33372086Yes! Fuck the waifu, get husbandos!
>>33372065>Let things play out.I wonder if this will count as rape...
>>33372065>>Let things play out.>Sick her Faylnn
>>33372065>>Let things play out.>>33372086Whiskey only. No basket, No food, Just Whiskey.
>>33372065>Let things play out. > Ask Nemo about flying the VTOL.
>>33372065>Let things play out.Also take a video.
Can Nemo control Cyborg bodies? It'd certainly be useful in some situations.
>>33372065>>Let things play out.>>33372115Do we have one? Wasn't it Hillman's?
>>33372145Yeah it was, I think anon was asking about the piloting of it.
>>33372145Yes, but if you'll recall she assumed direct control to track LT Captain Murderboner. I'd like to hear what she thought about it.
>>33372065>Let things play out. Go talk to Melissa. This should be private.
>>33372145We should get a transport vtol for ourselves too.The larger capacity transport one or the close support one that can double as a small transport?
>>33372206Can't go wrong with moar dakka.
>>33372206Depends on our doctrine I guess. Do we want our ride to hang around after getting our girls there, or do we want it to get in and get out.
>>33372215I hope we have a backup getaway vehicle if something happens to the VTOL.
>>33372219Smaller one has more versatility.We can stuff nemo in controlling it for CAS while our idols rock in the armoured suv.
>>33372206It'd depend on mission requirements. If we do more and more joint ops the larger one would be better.
>>33372206Just get Hind. Can never go wrong with that.
>>33372065>Let things play out. >OtherGet popcorn for us and Stig to watch the fun time with Tarin and Falynn
>>33372065You just stand back and watch the fireworks. Falynn continues poring over every inch of the Captain's artificial body, taking in every detail while the Captain just stands there, too confused and terrified to respond properly."Oh my goooood, it's actual synthetic skin! Not just colored hardshell!" Falynn squeaks as she grasps the Captain's hands. "And of course it comes with full sensory feedback, right? You can actually feel my hands touching yours?""Erm, yes-""COOL!" Falynn grins. "So what kinds of specs are you running? Military standard? Super high performance? Do you have hidden weaponry? Ooooooooh, this is just so awesome!"To an outside observer, it would look like Falynn was molesting your commanding officer. In fact, that's what if looked like to you, as well. Funny was it was, you decided to intervene before either girl did something everybody would regret."Okay, Falynn, give her some space." You grab your engineer by the collar like a naughty cat and pull her away. "She is a person with emotions and feelings like you or I. Please respect those.""S-sorry, Producer, I just got carried away." Falynn wipes some drool off her mouth. "But ohmygod I wanna pop all her access panels and see what's inside!"That... sounded far more naughty than it should have. "Only with her permission." You say. "And at the very least, you need to buy her dinner first."Both Falynn and the Captain glare at you while you hear a muffled wheeze which you assume is Stig laughing. "Um, well, anyways, Captain, this is Falynn. Falynn, Captain." You make some quick introductions. >Show Captain around the workshop.>Take Captain to go see your idols.>Other
>>33372389>>Take Captain to go see your idols.
>>33372389>Show Captain around the workshop.
>>33372389>>Take Captain to go see your idols.Its time.
>>33372389>>Show Captain around the workshop.Feels weird to suddenly stop now
>>33372389>Show Captain around the workshop.Tour guide mode? Tour guide mode.
>>33372389>Show Captain around the workshop.At least show some of the gear we're working with before leaving.
>>33372389>Show Captain around the workshop.She's here now and we have a few idols who aren't here.
>>33371965who knows, one could only hope it was just incidental, but Merc has a bad habit of keeping what goes on pretty secretive/obtuse.
>>33372486As long as it doesnt wack off the jenner route
>>33372491Too late. We on commouto route now.
>>33372491>wack off the jenner routeI'm okay with this.
>>33372496when did this happen?
>>33372491>>33372496hard to really tell like I said, Merc keeps things hidden.Though I think running 3-4 quests is taking its toll on him.
>>33372389"Well, anyways," You say, keeping things going, "this here is our workshop and garage. Our vehicle selection is a bit sparse right now, with just a van and SUV to our name, but we're looking to eventually expand. Over there is our armory, and this here is Falynn's lair, the workshop, where she maintains and upgrades all our stuff.""I see." The Captain nods. "You have a Cyber Hound too?""Oh yeah, that's K-Zwolf." You say, pointing to the robot dog. "He's proven to be an invaluable asset to us.""I'm sure." The Captain nods. She then sneaks in a quick pat on its head when she thinks you aren't looking."And right over there is the guy you helped us track down, the Idol Killer. Turns out he's a nutjob who didn't get the memo that he wasn't in the army anymore." You sigh."I see you pretty much scavenged him for parts, too." The Captain frowns."Yeah, we sorta did." You nod. "Does that trouble you?""Not particularly. It's the sensible thing to do.""Even though you're full cyborg, too?""I'd actually consider it flattering if somebody believed my body was worth salvaging." The Captain points out.You're probably sure that statement sounded better in her head.At that moment, you see the van pull into the garage. No doubt Jenner returning with Niko, Morgan, and Sparky. >Go greet Jenner.>Head for the dorms.>Other
>>33372601>>Go greet Jenner.Let them idols sleep
>>33372601>Go greet Jenner and the girls.
>>33372601>>Go greet Jenner.
>>33372601>Head for the dorms.
>>33372601>>Go greet Jenner.>Send a call to the Idols to gather>Warn Captain of Rin's grandfather
>>33372601>No doubt Jenner returning with Niko, Morgan, and Sparky. ....wheres rin.>>Go greet Jenner.
>>33372626OH SHIT SON
>>33372601>Go greet Jenner.
>>33372626OH GOD NO. MY RIN.
>>33372626>>33372636Wait, she was at the concert right? She wasn't at her home?
>>33372626Where is Rin Merc?
>>33372625>>Warn Captain of Rin's grandfatherWhy? Let the fireworks go off. We gave him ground rules and if he doesn't play by them well, he deserves the pain he gets. Which is most likely none. If anything the captain will shock us again and laugh.
>>33372626Tarin to the rescue!
>>33372657she's moved in with us in the dorms with her ultra cool pantie stealing grandpa.
>>33372626>>33372636>>33372651It's a bloody typo, a slip up... Christ you people.
>>33372689How can we be sure of that?
>>33372746Because it's Merc. He does this too often around this time frame. Writing always starts to slip around now.
>>33372601"Hey, Jenner!" You wave at your secretary as she exits the van. She turns to the idols and tells them to go on ahead. They head for the elevator while Jenner makes her way to you."So, Producer, is this the Captain that you've been telling me about?""She is." You nod.Both women just stare at each other for what seems like a long time, as if they were sizing each other up."...You're shorter than I thought." Jenner says."I get that a lot." The Captain nods. "FBI?""Close. DEA." Jenner responds."Ah, so you were at Mexico? We might have crossed paths, then.""Possible, though I doubt it." Jenner responds.Both women continue to stare at each other as they try to size each other up.>Maybe I should come back later.>Better break them up before something gets broken.>Other
>>33372799>Maybe I should come back later.
>>33372799>>Better break them up before something gets broken.
>>33372799>>Better break them up before something gets broken.Too much property damage
>>33372799>>Maybe I should come back later.>Get the idols
>>33372799>Maybe I should come back later.Also get someone to take a video.
>>33372799>>OtherPat the Capt on the head.
>>33372814>>33372799Here you go and this.
>>33372799>Better break them up before something gets broken.
>>33372799>Maybe I should come back later.>OtherPopcorn time.
>>33372799>Better break them up before something gets broken.If they want to break each other they can do it in the danger room thingy. I imagine that thing can a bit of beating before giving out.
>>33372799>>Maybe I should come back later.Get the idols ready
>>33372799>OtherPANIC, DIVE FOR COVER, SAVE STIG, YOUR BRO FROM ANOTHER LIFE. RUN GODDAMIT.
>>33372799>Better break them up before something gets broken.as fun as watching would bebetter off not letting this happen if anything happens
>>33372799>>Maybe I should come back later.>OtherPANIC, DIVE FOR COVER, SAVE STIG, YOUR BRO FROM ANOTHER LIFE. RUN GODDAMIT.
>>33372799>Other"Ladies, ladies. Please. You're both beautiful."
>mfw they laugh instead of beating the crap out of each other.
>>33372956That's a hell of face.
>>33372799"Yeah, so, I think I have some other pressing matters to take care of!" You say quickly, slowing backing up towards the elevator. "So, um, if either of you want to get acquainted more, I suggest you do it in a place like the danger room!""Uh uh. I'll keep that in mind." Jenner says, her eyes still focused on the Captain."Of course." The Captain agrees, her eyes similarly locked onto Jenner.You quickly enter the elevator and hit the close button. While you were tempted to see what would happen, you had no intention of becoming collateral damage. Plus you had other things to take care of. There's a ping on your phone informing you that $4000 had been deposited to your account, no doubt from the performance today.>$9700 total.You also get an alert that the Tribunal was trying to call you.>Answer the call.>Check on your idols.>Check the shop.>Other
>>33372973>Answer the call.
>>33372973>>Answer the call.Let's show good manners and behaviour.
>>33372973>>Answer the call.Dammit, can we just check on our idols dammit!
>>33372955Haha on you
>>33372973>Answer the call.I wonder what they want?
>>33372973>Answer the call.moshi moshi
>>33373002I bet it's the reward they're splitting with us and our partners.
>>33372973>Answer the call.Yello.
>>33373012If it is, then it better be hard cash or equipment. NO Favours.
>>33372973>Answer the call.Man, I wished we stuck around to see which one of them would win the right to be our waifu. Decu needs to seriously make that pic of Tarin and Jenner staring down each other.
>>33372973>>Answer the call.
Okay, so how should we deal with those deRosa idols? That one idol that keeps detecting K-Zwolf is probably modded in some way (Gene? Implants?).
>>33373075Like any encounter. Roll better than them.
>>33372973Answer the call.MORC
>>33372973"Hello?" You say, answering the call."Producer." You hear the voice of one of the Tribunal members. "We have analyzed the data you have sent us and we have all decided that it is in fact genuine. As per the agreement, you and Mr. Hillman shall be rewarded accordingly.""That's great and all, but you never exactly said what the reward was." You point out."First, you will be awarded $20,000, which is to be divided between you and your partners at your own discretion.""Thank you, sir." You say."In addition," he continues, "Both you and Hillman are cordially invited to the Annual Idol Exposition."You... actually weren't too sure what that was, but it sounded important and it had to be if the Tribunal were granting you access to it. Maybe you could as Jenner about it later."I'm honored." You say politely."As you should be. All of the big players and sponsors will be there, so this will be your chance to make a name for yourself. Please do not squander it. Until next time."With that, the line was cut.Huh, that was interesting. You glance at your company account see that it's $20,000 richer. You need to figure out how to divide this up with Hillman.>Just do a straight 50/50.>Keep a bit more.>Give him a bit more.>Just keep it all to yourself.>Other
>>33373222>>Give him a bit more.Time to give some incentive to work with us.
>>33373222>Just do a straight 50/50.
>>33373222>>Give him a bit more.We get to keep the body, they're getting the short end of the stick right now.
>>33373222>>Give him a bit more.
>>33373222>50/50He helped us. But we are technically rivals. This seems like the best way to keep things professional and friendly.
>>33373222>Give him a bit more.We can ask Jenner about the exposition to diffuse the situation.
>>33373222>Keep a bit more.60-40 or 55-45We did more work and we did a training for their girls. They didn't train ours.
>>33373222>>Just do a straight 50/50.Why the fuck would we give more? This is a simple business thing, and 50/50 is already being generous.
>>33373222>>Just do a straight 50/50.A bit of good will now will pay off more so later.
>>33373222>>Just do a straight 50/50.
>>33373324To build up goodwill presumably Although 50/50 is arguably still generous. I won't mind if either choice wins.
>>33373222>>Give him a bit more.i don't even care
>>33373370Yeah, sharing it 50/50 is a good show of good will from my perspective. They haven't done the most of the work, so we do not have a reason to give over 50.
>>33373430I agree, but we also have to consider the contributions of both sides. Like the hacking or shooting off the arm, and general combat.
>>33373222You decide a straight 50/50 was the fair thing to do. You punch a few commands to your account to wire some money over to Zenith Entertainment.>$10,000 sent to Zenith>$10,000 retained>-$2500 upkeep>$17,200 total.With those arrangements done, you think of what to do next.>Check on your idols.>Find Jenner and ask her about this Idol Expo.>Other
>>33373450>>Find Jenner and ask her about this Idol Expo.
>>33373450>Find Jenner and ask her about this Idol Expo.
>>33373450>>Find Jenner and ask her about this Idol Expo.Hopefully, both of them cooled off by now.
>>33373450>Find Jenner and ask her about this Idol Expo.Important information.
>>33373450>>Find Jenner and ask her about this Idol Expo.It's been a big day for the girls so let them rest.
>>33373450You head down to the Danger Room, where Jenner and the Captain presumably were. There, you see both women standing there, breathing hard. Jenner had a bruised cheek, while the Captain's synthetic skin on her own cheek was badly torn up. "You're pretty good." Jenner concedes."You too." The Captain nods."All right, you two can sort out your differences later." You say, clapping your hands to get their attention. "We got business matters to take care of.""Ah, that's true." Jenner sighs."I suppose I should go back to the workshop to check for damage." The Captain nods. "I'll see you later.""Jeez, what was that all about?" You say once the Captain is well out of earshot."Just greeting each other." Jenner says simply."By punching each other out?""It's a very subjective process.""Anyways." You sigh. "The Tribunal called back and said we were invited to some sort of Idol Expo. Do you know what that's about?""Oh wow." Jenner's eyes widen. "That's only one of the most exclusive events in the industry. All of the biggest idol companies and sponsors are gathered there, mostly a means for idol companies and sponsors to make deals with each other. It's also a chance for the other idol companies to show off, to prove their idols are better.""Sounds like a grand old time." You check the data the Tribunal sent to you. You got four tickets total. One for yourself, one definitely for Jenner, which left three for idols."Of course, you want to bring some idols with you there." Jenner says. "So, you'll have to think long and hard. Which three idols do you think best represent Clover Entertainment as a whole?">Well?
>>33373627Rin and Rochelle would be the best faces for this.
>>33373627Four tickets. One for Producer one for Jenner and where does three come from? Two right?
>>33373627Rin>Our "Face"Rochelle>Our Main Combat LeaderCole>The Bad Girl.
>>33373627Rin, Rochelle and Cole
>>33373627>You got four tickets total. One for yourself, one definitely for Jenner, which left three for idols.>2+3=4!>Merc can't into mathhahaha!Anyways. Put our mains out there>Rin>Rochelle
>>33373638>Rin>RochelleIf we can, Cole too.
>>33373662Well it is this time of day/night, and Merc is probably staying up into the night so it can be justified.
>>33373671If we can, sure.It's just Merc needs to say something now about this.
>>33373627>>33373649this sounds good, though Merc, are you sure you're sleeping enough? The total number should be 5.(IIRC idol teams are traditionally 3 not two)
>>33373627Producer.Jenner.Rin. The face of Clover EntertainmentRochelle. the Squad Leader.>Phantom math option.>Cole. Since she's the second squad leader.
>>33373691Or he fucked up and typed three twice. Which I can see happening.
So Merc... Which is it? Two or Three?
>>33373627ya this >>33373723you kinda had a typo.
someone bug him on irc to get him to you know answer the fucking questionthreads not even moving that fast so that's not even excuse
>>33373627Whoops, that's a big typo to make.It's 5 tickets total.
>>33373790Thanks Merc. That really clear things up.
>>33373790Okay then it's pretty obvious that RoRo, Cole and Rin are coming with us. But then who will be in charge of the girls? Melissa not a bad choice, I feel
>>33373808Or we just don't have missions going on that day.Welcome to hell day with the captain.
>>33373808How about Julie?....Actually, nevermind. I think that she might go Patton on us if we leave her in command...
>>33373808im pretty sure there old enough to be home alone for a night. also well mostly have combat idols staying back so ya
Function invitations are often sent as Guest + 1.In this case it may be Guest(Producer) + 4.Is this the case Merc.
>>33373627"Well, Rin, Rochelle, and Cole seem to be the obvious choices." You say. "Agreed." Jenner nods. "Just be prepared, because the other companies most definitely have their own aces in reserve.""Understood." You point to Jenner's bruised cheek. "You should also probably go to the infirmary and get that looked at.""This? I've had worse." Jenner tries to assure.You just give the look."All right." She sighs. "I'll have the doctor take a look at it.""That's more like it." You smile. You suppose it's time to go check on all your idols, now that they were all back. Plus, they should have at least gotten a decent amount of sleep by now.>Talk to Melissa about the mercs first.>Talk to all your idols about the Captain first.>Other
>>33373837>>Talk to all your idols about the Captain first.Producer vs Captain pls!
>>33373837>Talk to all your idols about the Captain first.Then we can pull Melissa to the side about the Mercs.
>>33373808I'm actually worried that someone, on a sliiiight chance, might recognize Cole.>>33373837>>Talk to all your idols about the Captain first.
>>33373837>Talk to all your idols about the Captain first.
>>33373848They can come and get blown up by Sparky then.
>>33373837https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGnZxcS7VKAWAKE UP!>Talk to all your idols about the Captain first.
>>33373837>>Talk to all your idols about the Captain first.
>>33373837"All right, girls!" You call out as you enter the dorms' common area. "Quick group meeting! Gather up!"Slowly, one by one, your idols begin to gather, wondering what could possibly warrant all this effort in getting them all together."What's this all about, sir?" Rochelle asks."Yeah, I was actually getting some damn sleep." Cole yawns."Well, I was just going to announce that we have a guest here that will be staying for a while. She's an old friend of mine from the Army. My former commanding officer, in fact. She'll be staying here for a while, and while she's here, she'll be giving you all a healthy does of specialized combat training.You are met with groans, but you notice some of the girls, notably Rochelle and Julie, seemed rather interested."Anyways, that training is required. You can't skip it, and it'll be worked into your current training schedules. However, the Captain is also offering an advanced, one one training program. If you want to be taught be the best of the best, this is your chance. I have to warn you, it's going to be tough. REALLY tough. Don't volunteer unless you're absolutely committed to it." You look at all your idols. "Any takers? I won't think any less of anybody who doesn't want any part of it."The girls all look at each other and slowly, one by one raise their hands. Ah, the power of peer pressure. You doubt any of them wanted to look bad in front of their peers. However, you were sure that they'd put all their effort into the training, regardless.>Pick a girl for advanced training?
>>33373960>RochelleI just can't let her pass this up.
>>33373960My first thought would be Julie.
>>33373960>Pick RochelleOur successor and first in line for the throne of the producer.
>>33373960Let the girl with military hard-on take it. Rochelle. Hope you're ready girl.
>>33373960>Both Rochelle and JulieStep up your game Captain
>>33373960>RochelleProbably should have said something about how the Captain looks...guess that will be fun.>>33374016And I do want to say that to her too. Goddamn. It's only two of them. You can deal with it!
>>33374020We could at least TRY to convince the Captain to do double regimen. Would also be great bonding opportunity.
>>33374049I guess. Pick the one for now then talk to her about doing two at a time or at least lining up Julie for second running of it? Maybe. Eh.
>>33374059Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Its a worth a shot.Besides I don't want sad Julie.
>>33374083Sad Julie would be bad.
>>33373960It's a tough choice, but ultimately you settle on Rochelle. You believe she had the drive and the mindset to weather anything Captain could throw at her. "Okay, Rochelle, you got the spot." You say. Rochelle beams while some of the other girls groan and others quietly sigh in relief. "Thank you, sir!" Rochelle smiles. "I won't let you down!""I'm sure you won't." You smile back. "All right, that's all I have to say. You're all dismissed."With that, the girls begin to disperse once again. However, make a beeline over to Melissa. "Melissa, we need to talk." You say quietly to her. "In private.""Um, sure." Melissa nods. "What's up?""We might have a lead on the mercs that took your arm and leg." You say."What?" Melissa's eyes widen. "Where are they?!""Slow down, Melissa." You warn her. "These guys are tough, and way beyond your level. That's why I'm having the Captain do the training. To get you all prepared.""But we're going to get the bastards, right?" Melissa asks, edging closer to you, her augmetic arm clenching into a fist."That we are." You nod. "Then when you go after him, bring me along." She says. "They need to pay. For everything.">Of course.>I can't promise you that.>No, you're too invested in this. You won't think clearly.>Other
>>33374139>OtherSame deal as Julie got. Our Rules. Our Orders. Or no go. Simple as that.
>>33374139>>I can't promise you that.Neither yes or no. We need to make sure you have you head in the game. We should all have a talk with the councelor about this.
>>33374139>>I can't promise you that.unless you can promise me you won't put revenge before the team
>>33374139>Promise me to always keep a cool head, and work hard so you can be a match to them; and I'll promise to take you with me.
>>33374173>>33374199>>33374139Fair is fair. Julie got a talk and we do need make sure she knows we'll help with us, only if she can keep herself from diving too far in.
>>33374139>I can't promise you that.It depends entirely on her, she's already on edge at the mere mention that we found their identity, she could put the team at risk.Work hard and earn your place to face them.
>>33374139>Other>Only if you're ready.
>>33374139"All right, but you have to understand, if you go after him, you do it under MY rules and MY orders, all right? No cowboy or lone wolf crap. If you can't even manage that, then you have no place among us. Is that clear?" You say."Crystal." Melissa nods."Good." You pat her on the shoulder. "Those guys will get what's coming to them. I promise. You just have to be patient until then.""Thanks, Producer." Melissa says."No problem."Well, one threat down, and yet another one to deal with. And so goes your never ending job as the Producer.>And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread is next week. Don't forget to catch PJ Witches on Sunday and Gundam Build Fighters on Friday!>Also, have some more Rochelle! And before you ask, those are pads.
>>33374270Thanks for the run Merc.
>>33374270Is Julie a musclegirl?
>>33374310What makes you think that?