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!You sigh as you lean back in your chair, reviewing your schedule. With the Idol Expo and the Captain's training regimen coming up soon, you felt now as not the time to complicate things with missions or performances. You needed to focus your energies on these two events. However, you needed to decide what to do first. The Idol Expo was a couple weeks away. You could start up the Captain's training in that time, but you fear that the physical strain could affect Rochelle and Cole's performances, especially when they had to watch Rin's back while they were there.>Focus on the training.>Focus on the Expo.>Other
>>33527200>>Focus on the training.So that we can show off rochelle
>>33527200>>Focus on the Expo.I'd rather focus on having our idols 100% ready.
>>33527200>Focus on the training.
>>33527200>Focus on the training.Expo will be easy. Training will be hard.
>>33527200>Focus on the training.Even if the Expo goes bad, we have star power, and I don't want the anyone to get caught unawares when shit inevitably hits the fan.
>>33527200>Focus on the Expo.
>>33527200>Focus on the training.>OtherReplace Rochelle and Cole with other girls for the expo.
>>33527200You decide that it would be better to start the training now. At least there would be time that your girls would be able to apply at least some of it to the Expo when it came. You pick up your phone and dial up the Captain."Captain, I've decided that we should start up the new training regimen now. I want to get at least some of it in before the Expo starts.""Got it." The Captain replies. "I can do physical training easily, but I'll only be able to fit in one specialized course in that timeframe. What do you want done first?">Marksmanship>Close Combat>Infiltration>Teamwork>Other
>>33527507>TeamworkGiven that we're running a team, this seems most useful.
>>33527507Merc what was the influence gains from rin, niko, sparky, and Morgan's performance?
>>33527507"Teamwork exercises will do." You say. "Can't have an effective squad if they don't know how to work together, right?" "Indeed." The Captain nods.>All idols have gained or ranked up in the TEAMWORK skill! This means that idols working in concert to complete a single task will have their chances of success significantly improved. This also allows idols with TEAMWORK to temporarily assume the role of an incapacitated idol that also has TEAMWORK, though at a slightly reduced effectiveness."So, I suspect it's all those trust exercises and stuff?""And lots of weapon familiarization." The Captain says. "That also means I"m implementing the 'collective punishment' doctrine."You wince. "Collective punishment" meant that if one member of the squad fucked up something, the ENTIRE squad was punished as well.You remember one time in boot when one of the drill instructors found an unsecured weapon and there was hell to pay. The entire barracks ended up having to disassemble and service EVERY weapon in the armory. It was not a fun time. Your idols were in for a rough time."And as for Rochelle," The Captain continued, "what do you want me to do with her?">I want her to be faster.>I want her to be stronger.>I want her to be smarter.>I want her to be a legend.>Other
>>33527764Crap! I knew I was forgetting something! You gained 5% in Districts One through Six.
>>33527935>>I want her to be a legend.Go big or go home
>>33527935>>Other>I want her to have an ace up her sleeve. Surprise me.
>>33527935>>I want her to be smarter.
>>33527935I want her to be a legend.TIME TO MAKE HER A BOSS/SNAKE
>I want her to be smarter
>>33527935>I want her to be a legend.
>>33527935>>I want her to be stronger.Rochelle is pretty shooty. She could also use some punchy.
I swear every time this quest is on, Shadowrun goes into full throttle...I wouldn't be surprised if one of our idols is actually a sleeper agent that hasn't been activated yet.>>33528020>SISTER!!!
>>33527935>I want her to reach her full potential
>>33527935>I want her to be a legend.Might as well go balls-out, I suppose.
>>33528029I'mma change my vote to >I want her to be smarter.because I feel that picking legend at this early stage might be hindrance for Rochelle on a long run.
>>33527935>I want her to be smarter.She is team leader and an all rounder she is supposed to plan and lead.I honestly want cole to have this due to her electric power but oh well
>>33527935>I want her to be smarter.
>>33527935>I want her to be smarter
>>33527935"Oh, do I sense that you want to go easy on her?" You raise an eyebrow."She's only human." The Captain shrugs. "And by that, I mean still mostly organic. Are you sure she'd want this?"You think back to pretty much everything you've been able to gather from your conversations and interactions with Rochelle. She was smart, driven, and dedicated, with a clear goal in mind. "She wants to be the best, Captain. The very least we can do is give her the opportunity to be." You say simply and firmly. "She has what it takes. I know it."The Captain seems slightly taken aback by your confidence, but gives a slight grin. "All right, Producer, if you say so. She'll be getting the real deal, but it's going to be risky.""How risky are talking about?""Well, it's pretty much guaranteed she's going to take some serious hits." The Captain sighs. "But from what I saw, you've got a really good doctor on staff, so it shouldn't be too big a deal. But if things go bad... they'll get BAD. The chance is slim, but she might end up getting a career ending injury... or worse.">We can deal with the risks.>On second thought...>Other
>>33528234>We can deal with the risks.
>>33528234>>We can deal with the risks.
>>33528234>We can deal with the risks.>give her a warning ahead of time
>>33528234>Give her a warning, but we can deal with the risks.
>>33528234>>We can deal with the risks.If we go all out, we'll do it proper.She won't be doing this alone. We'll be there for her.
>>33528234She has the full support of everybody.>We can deal with the risks.
>>33528234>We can deal with the risks.>But also, full disclosure.If the worse case scenario, can't she get augmented and be even better?
>>33528234"We can deal with the risks." You say. "Explain them up front to her and I can guarantee you she'll accept in a heartbeat.""That's a lot of confidence. I'm almost intrigued in what makes you so endeared to her." The Captain smiles. "All right, if she wants the toughest training, then she's going to get it.With that done, you return to your work. There's still so much to do.>Oversee the training process.>Hash out more Expo details with Jenner.>Check the shop.>Other
>>33528565>Oversee the training process.We gotta be there.
>>33528565>Hash out more Expo details with Jenner.
>>33528565>Hash out more Expo details with Jenner.If this is our big break, we had better prepare for it.
>>33528565>>Oversee the training process.
>>33528565>Hash out more Expo details with Jenner
>>33528565>>Hash out more Expo details with Jenner.I trust in Rochelle's capability to overcome. Right now, we have more pressing matters.
>>33528565>Hash out more Expo details with Jenner.We can use Harbinger to monitor the girls.
>>33528565>>Oversee the training process.Producer Vs Captain match? pls?
>>33528565>>Hash out more Expo details with Jenner.
>>33528565>>Hash out more Expo details with Jenner.Lets finish this quickly before we go down to look.
>>33528565Oversee the training process>>33528602Imouto fight!
>>33528565>>33528579Changing votes to Expo Details with Jenner
Sorry about the delay. Damn spam filter kept trigger on something.>>33528565"Jenner, can you meet me in my office?" You say over the comm. "We have some planning to do.""Got it. I'll be right there." She says.Jenner promptly enters your office and sits down. However, you also notice Lillith and Ushiyama are with her."What's all this about?" You ask."Lillith and Ushiyama have had some experience with these things." Jenner says simply. "I thought their input would be helpful.>Talk about security first.>Talk about what to wear first.>Talk about what idol companies you can expect to see first.>Ask what exactly this event is for, first.>Other
>>33528877>>Talk about security first.Always important.
>>33528877>>Ask what exactly this event is for, first.Get our objectives clear for everyone
>>33528877>Talk about security first.Practical concerns first, that's how we roll.
>>33528877>Talk about what to wear first.>Talk about what idol companies you can expect to see first.>Talk about security first.in this order
>>33528877>Ask what exactly this event is for, first.We can figure security from there.
>>33528877>>Ask what exactly this event is for, first.Time to find out what we're getting into.
>>33528877>Ask what exactly this event is for, first.Once we have our goal, everything else is just a means of achieving it.
>>33528877>Ask what exactly this event is for, first.>should we let Rochelle do this event! since she is taking extra training as well attending the event! I think she'll be over stretched.
>>33528877Changing:>>33528898to: >Ask what exactly this event is for, first.
>>33528924I wonder if there are safe to use stims if Rochelle needs a pick-me-up.
>>33528924Yes, we should
>>33528877>>Ask what exactly this event is for, first.
>>33528958I rather have an idol that is not doing as much, I think Rochelle needs to focus on what she needs to do, while flattering to have her attend the event juggling singing with this crippling training,I feel is a risk.Depending on how dangerous this trip is, I feel niko or Julie will be the better option
>>33528992Yeah, that sounds reasonable.Personally, I'd have Julie attend, and not overwork Rochelle.
Could we get some training for Cole? Her powers need upgrading.
>>33528992I don't think it's dangerous, it's an expo to show off your best idols. I just thinking that we can just use safe stims temporary, and take a break afterwards for her to recover.Also, I'm sure Rochelle knows the mantra "Train hard, fight easy"
>>33528992We'll go through the training first.It won't take much to have a idol in standby to take rochelle's place if she doesn't look up to it but I say she gets a slot if she thinks she can/
>>33529037Do any other electromasters even exist?
>>33529017I'm sure Julie can handle it as well, or at least her expy can
>>33529037Maybe later when we get another opportunity for advanced training.>>33529069No, Cole seems to be the only one with that genemod.
>>33529075Hopefully, she is the only genemodded person around...I don't want her Liquid Snake equivalent running around, shouting things about dominant and recessive genes.
>>33529037Yea, shes need more studying.Our little cole will go to school and university once she decides to retire.
>>33529106Maybe we can get her to study programming?We do need a hacker.
>>33529135Or perhaps first aid if she can use her powers to jumpstart a heart.
>>33529101Oh, this is one thing I forgot to shadowrun about. When are we going to see Cole's sisters?
>>33529101>snake>not kolgin>laughing metal gears.jpg
>>33529135>>33529158We need to get Cole to learn how to generate EM or microwaves. Being able to disable tech will equalize the field.
>>33529159Last Order Cole when?
>>33528877"Well, first things first, what exactly is the Expo about?" You ask. "Like, really, what is the reason?""Well, on paper, the Expo is to 'promote cooperation and mutual understanding between idol companies.'" Jenner says. "But I'm sure it's just an excuse for people to show off.""That's basically it." Lillith nods. "It's the one chance in the year that idol companies get to come together and try to prove that they're the best. It's not just a social gathering, but it's also a competition.""Like, a literal competition?" You ask."Not really." Lillith shakes her head. "Most of it is subtle, under the table stuff. The big megacorps regularly send reps there to attend, so the objective is mainly to try and woo one of them into sponsoring your company. If two companies try to gun for the same one, well...""Well what?""I guess the idol equivalent of an underground cage fight? It can be a variety of challenges from a sing off between performance idols to a duel between combat idols. Depends on the situation, really. But there is one official competition during the Expo.""And what would that be?" You ask."At the end of the Expo, each attending idol company sends up one performance idol to sing a closing number, and everybody in attendance decides who did the best. There's not really any real reward, besides the symbolic one, but in an industry like this, that can still be significant.">Ask her what she thinks of the Expos.>Talk to Ushiyama about what to wear.>Talk about security.>Other
>>33529181>Ask her what she thinks of the Expos.
>>33529181>>Talk about security.
>>33529181>>Ask her what she thinks of the Expos.>>Talk to Ushiyama about what to wear.Quick opinion before moving on to more work.
>>33529159Oh boy, meeting THOSE girls will be a rather....exciting family reunion. Well as long as they keep the bullying of her "genetic inferiority" under wraps, I don't think anons will blow a fuse.>>33529181>>Talk about security.
>>33529135we already have a hacker
>>33529181>Talk about security.>Other"What's our best chance at winning the closing number?"
>>33529181>>Ask her what she thinks of the Expos.
>>33529220himawari a shit
>>33529219I bet one of them is this girl.
>>33529179Why is Last Order such a best? The other Misakas never stood a chance.
>>33529181>Talk to Ushiyama about what to wear.
>>33529181>Talk about security.And now to business!
>>33529181>>Talk about security.Oh yeah, forgot.
>>33529179Not Cole Worst?>>33529219>>33529241Nah, I'm more worried about the 20,000 possible Cole sisters running around.
Hey guys, I'm just wondering. How do you feel about an augmented Rochelle incase something bad happens to her?
>>33529326...That would depend on her opinion and the level of augmentation.
>>33529181>Ask her what she thinks of the Expos.>Talk to Ushiyama about what to wear.>>33529051Rather not give stims to our girls >>33529060Seems reasonable enough
>>33529326She never asked for this.Sorry.
>>33529181"So, what would be the security situation?" You ask."Well, if they haven't changed the venue, then the Expo will be held at the Ritz Carlton Orbital, at the top of OCP Space Elevator.""Dang." You whistle. You heard about the RCO Hotel. Spending just one night up there cost millions, and that was just for a standard room. "So I assume security is tight.""Extremely." Jenner nods. "Since the elevator and the hotel are on OCP property, it's guarded by private OCP guards, who have enough training and firepower to take over a country or two. Whatever threats that may come at us, it will not be external. At least, there's a very low chance.""What you really have to worry about is the other idol companies." Lillith warns. "They might try to pull sabotage your chances of getting a sponsorship deal or just do it out of spite. You're not allow to carry weapons in, but of course, there's never any complete guarantee someone will follow the rules.">We'll just have to trust that we can handle things on our own, then.>We should consider taking some hidden weaponry, then.>Other
>>33529272>We'll just have to trust that we can handle things on our own, then. Cole will be invaluable then
>>33529471>>We'll just have to trust that we can handle things on our own, then.I don't wanna risk tangoing with private security.
>>33529485Melissa as well, should we think of bringing her along.
>>33529471>We'll just have to trust that we can handle things on our own, then.Ha. Well at least Cole is walking weapon.
>>33529471>>We'll just have to trust that we can handle things on our own, then.>>otherWe can't bring in weapons but we can bring in personal accessories that can work in a pinch.
>>33529471>We'll just have to trust that we can handle things on our own, then.Cole has her electricity, and Rochelle can't make it we get Melissa.We also taught rin some basic self defense and as long as she stick close to Jenner and producer she will be fine
>>33529471>We'll just have to trust that we can handle things on our own, then.Excellent, then we'll have an advantage with Cole and Rochelle's training, with Melissa as a backup.
>>33529471>We should consider taking some hidden weaponry, then.
>>33529471>We'll just have to trust that we can handle things on our own, then.
>>33529518Decorative gauntlets that are armoured and can be used for defence.Handbags with reinforced edges and straps so that they can be swung or used as garrots.
>>33529518>>33529563I rather not push it. Our best bet is a certain electromaster and a newly minted living legend.
Just a word in regards to Melissa. If Melissa is needed over Rochelle, we'll have to take that blade out of her arm because I don't feel like having a chat with OCP personnel about why one of our girls have a blade. And yes, I do expect them to be able to find it. Otherwise their security is shit. Which from what we've been just told about them... well, it doesn't seem likely.
>>33529614It's fine, she is strong and a monster in close combat.And I just thought of something? What if they make Cole wear an inhibitor or refuse to let her in?Maybe we should call ahead to make sure there are no security concerns.
Also since Cole (and maybe Melissa) is going, we might want to teach them a bit of etiqutte as this is a medium to high class event.
>>33529658>ColeBest idea is to not say anything about her powers.
>>33529516>>33529485>Next thing you know some she hears some random sentence from a suspicious passerby, and her powers don't work.My Shadowrun is waiting for that moment.
>>33529675Oh they might already know.Remember the fight with the football team that went viral?
>>33529614We'll be fine, either her or Julie should be good in aright but it's just that Julie has the super punch if needed. Also it's called a hidden blade for a reason if they do catch it, she is still strong>>33529658Still fine, remove if needed also cole is no slouch in a fight
>>33529675Again, like the other guy said it would be bad to underestimate the security.
>>33529691Well she only really kicked a guy in the nuts, was soaked in water, and kicked ass without her powers.
>>33529658Well aware of that front. Which is why I didn't suggest removing her from backup spot. But I don't want Anon to try and be cheeky little cunts and be it's fine... Like him >>33529692 Look it's also apart of her arm. You know the arm she uses to punch people with. I would rather not deal with OCP basically telling us to fuck off because we tried to cute and let her keep the blade when we don't need to risk it.
>>33529711It also clearly documented her weakness when her hands were crackling with lightning, she got splashed with water and those powers disappeared.
>>33529748Good point, but she was soaked once on camera. They probably need to soak her again to confirm that it wasn't just something else.
>>33529735How am I being a cheeky little cunt, if you don't want Melissa, then we go with JulieOur tomb girls are no slouches in a fight
>>33529471"We'll just have to trust that we can handle things on our own, then." You shrug. "I mean, Cole and Rochelle are perfectly capable of handling themselves without weapons.""True." Jenner concedes. "I doubt the other idols would risk looking bad by being caught with hidden weaponry, so it'll be an even playing field if it comes to it.""Okay, next issue, the." You continue."Fashion!" Ushiyama says. "At an event like this, what you wear is everything!""Lillith, what's the normal dress code for the Expo?" You ask."Well.. the thing is, there's really no codified dress code." Lillith shrugs. "Honestly everybody just wears whatever they want. Usually to fit the theme of your their company, or to impress certain representatives, or for just plain pragmatic reasons.""I see." You nod. "Ushiyama, do you have any suggestions?""Well, there's three ways I can see this happening." Ushiyama huffs. "If you want your idols to look fancy and refined, we'll have to get them formal dress. If you want them looking cute and presentable, stage costumes. Professional? Suits. Or if you want to be intimidating, we can have Rochelle and Cole wearing combat uniforms. Or we can just have them dressed casually, to show that they're just regular girls. It's all about what image you want to project.">Fancy>Cute>Professional>Intimidating>Casual>Other
>>33529797Fancy, for Rin? Professional for Cole and Rochelle?
>>33529797>>CasualAs much as I want to see the girls in some exotic clothing, I have to go with this.
I think a mix would be better than just forcing one style upon the girls. I mean with Rin something casual might work better to sell that she's the everygirl
>>33529797>Fancythis is too good to pass up.
>>33529797>>OtherRin gets fancyCole and Rochelle get professional.Power Suits.Cole can wear it loosely like a gangster if she wants to.
>>33529797>OtherMake the girls look authentic, to show who they really are. Pretending to be something else will not have the same effect.Cole:Modified version of the outfit we found her in. The terror of the tombs.Rochelle:Modified combat suit. The soldier she always wanted to be.Rin:The ultimate good girl outfit.
>>33529797>>ProfessionalTrim and neat!
>>33529797>FancyI want to see cole get flustered when looking at the uniforms but secretly really wanting to try them on.
>>33529834>>33529797>>33529862If we can combo then yeah these.Otherwise just go with Casual/Practical.
>>33529797Cute for Rin, intimidating for Rochelle, Professional for Cole and Melissa.Also talk to Falynn about making the hidden weapon stealthier.
>>33529797>>33529867I'll support this
Remember guys. These are idols.Even if they are combat idols, they're still idols.
>>33529797>Fancyfor Rin>Professionalfor Rochelle, Cole and one extra for Melissa. Remember guys Melissa may not be wearing the same size as Rochelle and I doubt you want to go off the shelf for this kind of event.
>>33529907Which in this insane world, openly perform combat mission in what used to be Detroit. People know what idols are, thinly veiled alternatives to PMCs.
>>33529862So cole as Reno and Rochelle and Rude?I like this contrasting look.And Power suits are pretty practical if they have to fight in them.
>>33529907It's also projecting what the company is about and the clothes will say that quite a lot. So when compared to that saying they're 'idols' lose a lot meaning.
>>33529834>>33529845>>33529862>>33529877>>33529882>>33529932>>33529942I'm not such a big fan of suits. I mean sure if you want to look like everyone else. Or become part of the blur of all the other girls wearing suits.This is the chance to show who we really are. Which is why I said authentic:>>33529867
>>33529977Personally, I think they would clash far too much. This about the group. company as a whole. Not individuals. Sure individuals make the group but trying to make each one a special snowflake... Don't see that working to impress anyone.
>>33530018I don't see it that way. This is our biggest chance to make it big in the idol industry. And we are not going to make it by being the biggest, fastest, or strongest. Not by having our girls wear suits and pretend to be like everyone else.It's going to be marketing. Projecting the image that we sell that is the greater version of who we are. People can smell pretenders. Only by being the best versions of ourselves we make it.
>>33529797"What I'm thinking," you say as you try to imagine what your girls should wear, "is that Rin dresses fancy, while Rochelle and Cole dress professional. To show that if anybody wants to get to Rin, they gotta go through them.""Hmmmm, interesting." Ushiyama nods. "That's good, actually. Suits can be made and fitted rather quickly, so those can be done in no time. And I've already had a gown design for Rin in the works. I just need the materials and we'll be ready to go." "Excellent." You nod. "What does it look like?""I can't give away the surprise!" Ushiyama grins and winks. "But I can guarantee you'll love it!""As long as it's not TOO revealing." You warn."Of course, of course.""Anyways, Lillith, would you have any idea of who's going?""Well... the Tribunal will definitely be there, but apart from that, I'm not sure." Lillith sighs. "The idol business is a very fluid field. Whoever was big one year, might crash and burn the next. I've been out of the loop for a while so I'm not sure who'll be going.""Really, the only people who would have the full guest list are the organizers, and I doubt they're in a giving mood." Jenner points out.>Ask Lillith's opinion of the Expo.>See if Himawari can pull the guest list.>Check in on the Captain's training session.>Check the shop.>Other
>>33530093>See if Himawari can pull the guest list.>Check in on the Captain's training session.
>>33530093>>Check in on the Captain's training session.
>>33530093>>Ask Lillith's opinion of the Expo.I think asking her would provide good perspective from an Idol's PoV
>>33530093>Ask Lillith's opinion of the Expo.then>Check in on the Captain's training session.
>>33530093>Ask Lillith's opinion of the Expo.>See if Himawari can pull the guest list.She is sitting right here. Might as well get it.
>>33530093>>Ask Lillith's opinion of the Expo.>>Check in on the Captain's training session.Lets not hack the biggest in the business.
>>33530093>>Ask Lillith's opinion of the Expo.>>See if Himawari can pull the guest list.
>>33530093>Ask Lillith's opinion of the Expo.Advice from a veteran idol? What can we expect? Any social dangers from other idols e.g. bullying?
>>33530093>Check in on the Captain's training sessionLets give her a moral boost and encouraging words
>>33530093>>Ask Lillith's opinion of the Expo.>Check in on the Captain's training session.Let's not try to hack our host's servers.
>>33530093>Ask Lillith's opinion of the Expo.
>>33530093>>Ask Lillith's opinion of the Expo.>Check in on the Captain's training session.
>>33530093>>Ask Lillith's opinion of the Expo.>>Check in on the Captain's training session.
>>33530093"All right, so before we adjourn this meeting, Lillith, I wanted to ask you something.""Hm?" Lillith blinks. "What's the question?""From your personal experiences, what's your opinion of the Expo?"Lillith seems to freeze, as she doesn't say anything for what felt like a very long time. It was as if she was remembering things she'd rather sooner forget."In my experience, the Expo is very much the equivalent of a whorehouse, with idols all coming to show off their prized idols like cattle." Lillith grunts. "It may be a necessity to the industry, but it's still a travesty."With that, Lillith gets up from her seat and storms off."I think you made her mad." Ushiyama says unhelpfully."Yeah, I kinda figured." You sighed.>Pursue Lillith>See if Himawari can pull the guest list.>Check in on the Captain's training session.>Check the shop.>Other
>>33530286>Check in on the Captain's training session.Give her some room. Clearly we hit a nerve with this so let her chill for a bit longs we check on the girls after that we can speak with her about it.
>>33530286>>Pursue LillithAw crap...
>>33530286>Pursue LillithApologize for bringing up unwanted memories. Ask how we can make it better if possible.Or we do have to policy of not going. That might make some waves, refusing the Big Three's invitation.
>>33530286Jenner is watching this, sighing and facepalming>>33530333Not an option, unfortunately.
>>33530286>>Check in on the Captain's training session.I say we give her some time to herself.
>>33530286>Check in on the Captain's training session.Do not pursue Lu Bu. >>33530333That's not happening.
>>33530286>Check in on the Captain's training session.Give her some space and let her cool down. Look she knows we're a rookie in this business. And that the event is a big deal. Let her cool off a bit then we'll say sorry.
>>33530286>Check in on the Captain's training session.I think this takes priority at the moment in case of trouble.
>>33530286>>Pursue LillithShit..... gotta apologize, though I think we have an idea what to expect and what to avoid.
>>33530286>Check in on the Captain's training session.Going after her right after pissing her off is not likely a smart idea to do. Give her a moment to collect herself.
>>33530286>>Check in on the Captain's training sessionWe can put a pin in the Lillith discussion
>>33530286>Check in on the Captain's training session.>Check in with falynn to make hidden blade stealthier
>>33530286>Check in on the Captain's training session.Let's try to not piss her off any further, shall we?
>>33530393that might just allow things to stew and fester let alone the misconceptions.Then again what do we know about women? We're /tg/.
>>33530286>Check in on the Captain's training session.We can give her time to cool off and check in on our idols, it's a win-win.
>>33530409From experience chasing after someone after just just making them mad has always ended badly.
>>33530286>Pursue LillithOh man, she mad now
>>33530428Still perfectly IC, unfortunately.
>>33530286>Check in on the Captain's training session.Well, that's going to be a thing for later.
>>33530286>Pursue Lillith>>33530428maybe it's just you?
>>33529272> 20,000 clones....We have to keep Cole close, or else they might 'replace' her when she's alone and infiltrate Clover.
Ok, it looks like a hectic vote, so I'm closing voting from this point on.
>>33530286>Check in on the Captain's training session.I would rather not have us dig ourselves any deeper if we can at all help it.
>>33530286>Pursue LillithCan we raise the Lillith flag now?
>>33530286What a bitch. I mean Idols are essentially whores you don't get to fuck but still.
>>33530467Nah, they were never able to achieve the power of the original and since they were flashed cloned at the cost of a couple thousand dollars apiece, they needed to be programmed and thus have the personality of a potato.I more worried that some Corp is out there killing 10,000 of them for a sick experiment.
>>33530528That, and the possibility that they may be developing more genemods. So we'll be seeing different powers.
>>33530286"Aw damn..." You mutter to yourself as you get up from your seat to go after her. "Ushiyama, get started on those outfits. Jenner... just do whatever you do."You swear you see Jenner shaking her head at you as you exit, but you're already out the door before you can make sure. Accessing the building's security net, you manage to track Lillith down to the break room, where she orders a Coke and chugs the whole can down in a couple of seconds. She then crushes the can, tosses it into the wastebin, and moves to order a fresh one. "You know, drinking too much of that stuff isn't healthy." You say, announcing your presence."I find it calming whenever I'm stressed." Lillith says as she grabs her second can. "Sugar always makes me feel better.""Look, Lillith, I know you're mad. If it's anything I said-""No, it's my fault, really." Lillith sighed and leaned back against the wall. "My last Expo.... I had a real bad experience. You didn't know, so I don't blame you or anything. It's just... ugh. I wanted to forget it."Lililth then opens up the can and chugs it down, tosses the empty can away, and orders a third one."Don't worry, I usually get over it by the fourth of fifth can." She says.>Ask her what happened.>Just leave her be.>Other
>>33530569>>Ask her what happened.
>>33530569>Just leave her be.Don't poke the hornet's nest, let's go check up on training instead.
>>33530569>>Ask her what happened.Well we've come this far.
>>33530569>>OtherI'll always be there if you ever want to talk about it. It doesn't have to be today.
>>33530569>Ask her what happened.
>>33530569>Just leave her be.Can we not drag more bad memories up? Fucking hell.
>>33530595I vote this. She needs to be the one to iniate the telling.
>>33530551Well, I'm mostly referring to the Sisters Arc of Raildex, but you have a good point. We should investigate Cole's origin.>>33530569>OtherSorry I made you remember. I just wanted to let you know I'm here if you want to talk about it.
>>33530595Yea, this is good. I'm:>>33530590
>>33530569>>Just leave her be.>It's just... ugh. I wanted to forget itRemind her that she needs someone to talk to as well and our door is always open
>>33530569>Just leave her be.
>>33530569>Just leave her be.>Other: "If you want to talk, just let me know."
>>33530569>>33530617 Here, secondary vote for >>33530595
>>33530569>Any information or insight that might be useful and give us a heads up at these kinda things is always good.I would really like us not just go in blind and let whatever happened to her also happen to one of our girls. Especially if it can be avoided if she would just tell us.
>>33530595I agree. If she wants to talk, we'll have a listening ear.
>>33530569>"Sugar always makes me feel better."Mr. Icecream won't judge you Lilith. Mr. Icecream loves you.
>>33530595I get the intention beyond it but the wording is... overly dramatic for this. Really, drop the whole "I'll always be there" part rest of it is fine.
>>33530688Wait, that seems to contradict with what the diet of an idol needs to be. Maybe she worked out like crazy, or had an eating disorder? Christ, that would be horrible.I mean, bulimia is common as fuck for ballerinas
>>33530569"Look, Lillith, I won't try to pry into your life by asking what happened, but just understand, I'm always here if you want someone to talk to. It may not be today, but anytime you feel you want to."Lillith snorts as she puts a hand up to her mouth, trying to contain her laughter. You're quietly glad that she wasn't chugging her can at that moment. Damn, it would've been messy."Did I say something funny?" You ask, confused."Ahahahahaha! N-no, it's just... Ahahahaha!" Lillith starts laughing uncontrollably. "All this irony. I mean, I'M supposed to be the one everybody talk to about their problems, and- Ahahahaha!"Huh, it was weirdly ironic. But counselors were people too, and people weren't perfect. Finally, Lillith starts to calm down."Ah man, that really put things into perspective." Lillith shook her head and smiled. "Yeah... I think I should tell somebody about this. You have time right now?">Always>Sorry, I'm super busy today.>Other
>>33530817>>Sorry, I'm super busy today.
>>33530817>AlwaysOh goddammit. Well, we offered and she asked, so I guess we have to now.
>>33530817>>AlwaysI think it'll be useful and I tink we can spare a bit of time.
>>33530817>>OtherHow about tonight. Dinner?I just put Rochelle under a harsh training regime. I want to make sure nothing goes wrong.
>>33530817>>AlwaysI really want to check up on that training, but lets not back up after saying we'll always be there.
>>33530817>I'll hear you after work.
>>33530843While I usually would be all for this, we might need to work our way to dinner
>>33530840No, this is important. She has always given good advice on idol related issues, and advice of what not to do or what to expect from other idol companies is invaluable.
>>33530840>>33530873Plus, to add to myself, we can always have the girls on Harbinger to see how they are doing.
>>33530817>>AlwaysWanna talk in my office or yours?
>>33530907While we walk to the training room?
>>33530817>AlwaysAll she need's is dome of P-san dickings and she will be right as rain.
>>33530617Why do I get the feeling that the climax of Cole's arc involves a final battle during a record setting Thunderstorm with her becoming supercharged?
>>33530907>My office or yours? *wink*
>>33530738Nah, she was just the fat one. Like how every high school cheer team has one chubby girl with "a great personality". That was Lilith.
>>33530945That, or her powers get nullified due to the rain.
>>33530980This. Considering she needed us to turn the shower on for her in the beginning, this would be a great way to show her development.
>>33530963No, stop. Thats the worst thing to do
>>33530945Because she is now plugged into the Misaka, I mean Cole Network, and is now wielding the power and the hope and dreams of her sisters. And the rest of the team is here for here too. I would feel sorry for the person at the other end of the railgun.Also, on that note, we need to make Cole study EM theory and network comms. Give her the theoretical side so she can apply it.
>>33530980well thunder and lightning dont always come with rain. thats just most of the time were i live at least
>>33530980>>33531124We need to get Cole self-drying clothes, like back to the future 2 but not stupid.
Shit, I hope Rochelle isn't getting too badly chewed up.This is just going to be nagging at the bad of producer's brain since he probably went through it.
>>33531155Why do people forget we have Harbinger? Just have a small window in our optical implants while we listen to Lilith.
>>33531165Because if we're there, I expect we can roll rerolls. Like we do when we do training sessions.
>>33531151super hydrophobic hoodie?http://youtu.be/i3jA40arq9Y?t=1m45s
>>33531169god, I love pictures like these
Crap....Shadowrun is acting up again.Here's the 2nd thread when Cole only held a towel and was butt naked.> "I pretty much walk around naked where I lived all the time."Pretty much confirming she's a lab rat.
>>33531222That doesn't confirm shit.
>>33531222Uh, no. It just means shes a slob.
>>33531217They are fun but I hardly ever get a chance to use them appropriately. Also I really need to organize my "general response" images.
>>33531250subway is good but im not sure if its dick sucking good.
>>33530817"Always." You say with conviction."Come on, take a seat." Lillith motions to the table and sits down, sipping her Coke.You sit down and wait for Lillith to continue."Anyways," Lillith sighed, "so, a bunch of years back, I was a pretty decently successful idol. Had a fairly large following, and a few good performances under my belt. In my old company, the Producer organized his idols into three 'tiers', with the first tier being his most talented and popular idols, and the third tier being the least desirable ones. I was in the second tier, but on the edge of getting promoted to the first. My producer decided that I should take the lead in the Expo, and he brought me in addition to two of his first tier idols. So, that meant there was only one bodyguard to watch two performance idols. Naturally, our guard stuck close to the first tier idol."You were getting an ugly feeling of what was going to happen next."Anyways, I'm slated to do our company's closing number. But, before that happened, I got cornered by a few rival idols. And... well..."Lillith bites her lip."To put it in the most basic terms, they roughed me up. Tore up my dress and did everything their power to make me look as unpresentable as possible. My producer was fucking furious, not at the attackers, but at ME, because apparently it was totally my fucking fault that I had half-assed protection and got jumped in a 3v1 confrontation."Lillith takes another long pull from her can."Well, after that, he demoted me to third tier. I responded by slugging him in face and quitting on the spot. Never liked that creep, anyways.""And that's how you got to where you are now." You say."Pretty much." Lillith nodded. "I figured, if I could help other girls deal with their problems, it would help me deal with mine. It sorta worked, I guess."(cont)
>>33531277Shit I had some a while back after not eating there for like a year and I am not sure about that.
>>33531286"You're a good woman, Lillith, no matter what anybody else says." You assure her."...thanks." Lillith gives you a warm, genuine smile. Something you don't recall her ever doing before. "I think I needed that.""Well, glad to be of service." You chuckle and get up. "Anyways, I got work to do. Producer stuff, and all.""Of course." Lillith nods. "Oh, and Producer.""Yeah?" You stop at the door."Tell anybody else about this and I will crush your balls in a vice.""Understood, ma'am.">See if Himawari can pull the guest list.>Check in on the Captain's training session.>Check the shop.>Other
>>33531296>>Check in on the Captain's training session.Run for it
>>33531296>>Check in on the Captain's training session.Time to see what's left of Rochelle. Hopefully....
>>33531296>Check in on the Captain's training session.
>>33531296>Check in on the Captain's training session.>Text Marcus if he has any safe combat stims Chilling story.
>>33531296>>Check in on the Captain's training session.
>>33531296>"Tell anybody else about this and I will crush your balls in a vice."Muh dick.
>>33531296>Check in on Captain's training session>OtherWhile we're at it, let's find out the name of the Lilith's company manager. I'm not against petty revenge if it's done for a good cause.
>>33531296>Check in on the Captain's training session.Well, THAT was certainly worth the time on our part. I just hope no irreparable damage has been done before we get there.
>>33531332Best revenge is living well.But after the mission, the Captain can go on a milk run and tattoo a dickbutt on the manager's forehead.
>>33531296>>Check in on the Captain's training session.Note to self if we happen to run into that guy, well... take him out into an alley and have a nice little.... discussion with him. Then call him stupid for picking a fight with an ex-military guy.
I have a sneaking suspicion of who that first tier Idol was: A Miku expy.
>>33531348I wonder if we can lookup videos of Lilith's idol days, just for curiosity.
>>33531351That'll do pig. That'll do.
>>33530945>>33530980I think she'll face off against her genetic superior a la Metal Gear. And in a somewhat cliche speech, Cole could mention that she's loved despite her flaws while her foe is only loved as long as she is perfect, and will be discarded like trash if she's found wanting. All of this ending with Cole saying 3 magic words. I pity you.
>>33531296>"Is that a promise?" *wink*
>>33531296>Brisk walk to see training
>>33531389>Cole could mention that she's loved despite her flaws while her foe is only loved as long as she is perfect, and will be discarded like trash if she's found wanting. All of this ending with Cole saying 3 magic words. I pity you.D'aww
>>33531400You keep that up, you'll end up you eyes stapled shut.
>>33531389>I pity you.I have a feeling that she'll get a black eye from that, but it is true and the truth hurts.
>>33531389>>33531416>>33531437Well the true Metal Gear cliche is that it was switched, Cole is the genetic superior, but they told them otherwise.And then after the fight it's revealed that it was the Patriots behind all the events of P-san's life...
hey merc how much has gone into the use of hydrophobic materials in this setting? would we be able to get some water proof stuff for cole?
>>33531497I'm assuming since we have the materials now, we should be able to get some for Cole.
>>33531296Check in on the Captain's training session.
>>33531296You decide to check in with how the idols were dealing with the Captain's new training regimen. You head down to the danger room where you see you idols in the PT clothes running laps around the the room. However, the Captain programmed the the terrain to be the rockiest, most uneven and generally inhospitable to walking terrain ever. That, and it looked like the girls were easily carrying 50 pound packs on their backs.Ahhhh, just like old times."Come on, faster maggots!" The Captain barks as your girls visibly struggle and groan at the effort. Of course, Julie and Melissa did not seem to troubled by the weight. They both were unnaturally strong, after all. However, their movements were hampered by the bad terrain, which they hadn't really gotten used to dealing with, just yet. Cole was right behind them, obviously struggling but determined to keep up, you assume so as not to look bad in front of everybody. Meanwhile Morgan and Sparky were lagging behind, obviously not used to this level of physical training. Well, they were going to get used to it now, if they wanted to survive.Surprisingly, or perhaps not surprisingly, it seemed that Rochelle was in the lead. While she may have lacked Julie and Melissa's strength, she certainly seemed to know how to get around the terrain."I guess you're right. She certainly is a gem." The Captain concedes when she sees you approach. "Well, her father was mountain infantry." You reveal to her. "I wouldn't be surprised if he taught her a few tricks.""Ah, makes sense." The Captain nods.>Get Captain's opinion on your girls so far.>See if Himawari can pull the guest list.>Check the shop.>Other
>>33531658>>Get Captain's opinion on your girls so far.
>>33531658>>Get Captain's opinion on your girls so far.>>Check the shop.I just want the pastebin. To see whats new.
>>33531658>See if Himawari can pull the guest list.>Ask Falynn to make hidden blade stealthier
>>33531658>>Get Captain's opinion on your girls so far
>>33531658>Get Captain's opinion on your girls so far.
>>33531658>Get Captain's opinion on your girls so far.So what does she think?
>>33531658>>Get Captain's opinion on your girls so far.>>Check the shop.
>>33531658>Get Captain's opinion on your girls so far.>Check the shop.>>33531668Yeah, pastebin is fine for now, we can purchase next thread.
>>33531658>"I'll teach here a few more tricks." *wink*
>>33531658>>33531667Yeah pastebin is just fine, make purchases next thread.
>>33531695One, stop using actions.Two, you've ran the joke into the ground. You can stop.
>>33531507well even now they have a spray that makes things hydrophobic. maybe mercs reading this and will add something to the shopping list. *wink wink nudge nudge
>>33531658>Get Captain's opinion on your girls so far.>>
>>33531790+ >Check the shop.
>>33531658"So, what do you think of them?" You ask."They got a lot of potential." Captain says. "Despite what I tell them.""Of course." You laugh. "Anything more specific?""Well, I think Julie and Melissa there will be the least of my problems. They're pretty much at the point they don't need boot anymore." Captain then turns to Morgan and Sparky. "Those two, while possessing some good skillsets, are abysmally below par in terms of physical performance. I intend to get them at least past the minimum Army standard.""All right." You nod. "And Cole?""Iffy. Certainly skilled, but she's got a bit of a rebellious streak that I got to tamp down." The Captain remarks.>Good luck with that.>But that's her most endearing trait!>I think she can learn a bit of obedience.>Other
>>33531846>But that's her most endearing trait!That free-spiritedness is actually somewhat handy, I suppose a little more adherence to authority isn't a bad thing but don't overdo it.
>>33531846>But that's her most endearing trait!
>>33531846>I think she can learn a bit of obedience.
>>33531846>>But that's her most endearing trait!
>>33531846>Good luck with that.I had a few shocking revelations in trying to curve some of that.
>>33531846>>But that's her most endearing trait!It's a good check if we're in a mob mentality.
>>33531846>Good luck with that.
>>33531846>>But that's her most endearing trait!"And she does jump to instructions in the field readily."
>>33531846>Good luck with that.It could be toned down people...
>>33531846>>>But that's her most endearing trait!
>>33531846>otherWell if you are gonna scold cole you might want to watch out for lightning.
>>33531896Does it?I actually cannot recall a point where cole was insubordinate in the field.When it counts, she jumps to it readily.
>>33531846>>But that's her most endearing trait!That and I think it'd be a key thing
>>33531846>Other"Well again, we are not army any more. This is an idol group. It's not necessary to break them down to build them up again.I don't think we need to go that far. Part of it is that we need to appeal to the audience, and they really like her attitude. But she does need to understand the importance of respecting authority at the right times.
>>33531846>But that's her most endearing trait!Agreeing with >>33531862
>>33531935 is me, on second thoughtthis >>33531924 is a better suggestion
>>33531846>>33531846>Good luck with that.PT only, Captain. We want Cole to her rebellious self. Remember she's popular among the disenfranchised kids. We don't want total cookie cutter military idols>Fucking 4chan and posting problems
>>33531846>I think she can learn a bit or obedience >OtherShould change obedience to discipline.Rebelliousness is cool and all but being able to follow orders is kinda a big thing.
>>33531983shes never gone against our instructions in the field
>>33531846>Othershe doesn't want to lack behind and she's stubborn, we could use that to keep her training.
>>33531846"Actually, that rebelliousness is her most endearing trait." You remark. "Remember, Captain, these girls are intended to be idols, not soldiers. They don't need a personality reconstruction. Just the strength and know how to deal with anything that comes their way.""Understood. I'll play nice." The Captain nods. "Anyways, I'm planning to let them off after this lap. If you want to stay to observe Rochelle's training, you're free to do so.">Stay for a bit.>See if Himawari can pull the guest list.>Check the shop.>Other
>>33532005>>Stay for a bit.
>>33532005>Stay for a bit.>Ping the shopping list
>>33532005>>Stay for a bit.>>Check the shop.>>otherGive encouragement to the idols as they come off training.Get towels or water for them or something.
>>33532005>>Stay for a bit.This can be done at the end of the quest for obligatory cliff hanger.>See if Himawari can pull the guest list.
>>33532005>Stay for a bit.
>>33532028No, don't do that. They need the confidence to be able to overcome their obstacles on their own.
>See if Himawari can pull the guest list.>Check the shop.
>>33532005>stay for a bit
>>33532049Are you nuts.Handing out towels/water and saying 'good work today' is bad?
>>33532076Surprisingly, yes. It breeds mediocrity.
>>33531996Not, yet. But really, we have decided to make her a team leader. And team leader sometimes have to make tough calls or follow orders they do not like or don't want to do. As a team leader, they may be receiving orders from us, but ultimately she is the one one the ground, right there and has to execute and act. Especially with her tomb background.Luckily Cole has not ,as of now, been put into a situation like that. I just feel like if she was she might jump the gun on certain things or take things her own way and make it more difficult for us in the future. Hopefully, it doesn't come to that, but really it does not hurt to have a little discipline or be prepared. I know they aren't soldiers but they are killing people and facing real danger.
>>33532076Some people just don't understand the carrot and stick philosophy. And what better carrot is there than P-san smiling face with a towel and water in hand?
>>33532102...Fair enough point. Unfortunately, the vote has gone through. We'll see how it goes from here and play it by ear.
>>33532028If you really want to encourage them. Join in next time. Nothing spells comrade than bleeding, crying and sweating next to your fellow soldier... errr Idol....err Manager.... you know what I mean.
>>33532076>>33532120I just find it fucking condescending and undermines the Captain's authority. They get their praise after completing the training and proving their mettle in a simulated battle.
>>33532099 >Stay for a bit. >Ping the shopping list
>>33532123Nah, the stuff that would challenge us is way to much for our idols. At worst it would look like we are mocking them by doing effortlessly what they are fighting through. Also, partial cyborg.
>>33532134Agreed. But people will never see it that. Too bloody softhearted.
>>33532120It's not about carrot and stick, it's about the Captain being their lord and master at the moment and she needs her absolute control to be able refine and make her charges stronger.
>>33532138 With P-San's "Carrot" and "Stick"
>>33532164Okay that made me laugh.You'll live for now.
>>33532164...He has two?Onore cyborg
>>33532005"All right maggots, that's enough running for one day!" The Captain barks. "Hit the showers and get some sleep. I expect you all to up bright and early tomorrow for more."Relieved, the girls all drop their weighted packs and limp their way to the exit. You smile at them and give them a thumbs up for a good job as they pass you. The small smiles they give you prove that it was all worth it."Rochelle." "Yes, Captain?" Rochelle stands at attention. "I've already discussed this with you before, but are you absolutely sure that you want to participate in advanced training?" The Captain asks as she paces around Rochelle."Sir yes sir!" Rochelle says loudly and quickly. "I want to be the best, sir!""Good, then let's get started..."Meanwhile, you decide to ping the shop list to check in. SHOP LIST: http://pastebin.com/peMbwVLR>You currently have $19,400. Do you make any purchases?
Also, should P-san get gene-mods?
>>33532190I kind of think we should buy two of these:VISR OPTICAL ENHANCER - 2000A standard issue military visor that provides nightvision and IR vision modes, as well as realtime battlefield data projections.For Rochelle and Cole as squad leads. That these might even be brought up to the tower should be factored in, since they're not weapons.
>>33532190We need the Powered Exoskeleton - 3000For Sparky.
>>33532214Seconded.Also, can we get a cybernetics, genemods and facility upgrades list?
>>33532214Doesn't Rochelle already have that monocle thing?
>>33532222Shouldn't we wait for a military version instead of a sub-par civilian one?>>33532235It was assigned to Julie
>>33532222Agreed, especially since she has to carry the Typhoon as well.Come to think of it, why does she still have that grenade launcher? Doesn't she have Infinite Missile Works?
>>33532214Agreed, this plus anything else anyone can justify that is not a weapon. We are good on weapons.
>>33532241Ah, I thought it was one them, but I figure the Squad leader got it. Cool. Then I will support.>>33532214I think we are good on guns unless we want to get Cole a railgun.
>>33532229I don't think we have access to genemod facilities due to them being rather new.
>>33532190TWO VISR + EXO + TYPHOON if we don't have one
>>33532214Huh, I thought they had their own sensor things but whatever.>>33532222Supported.
The hardlight blade would be pretty great for Mel. Just putting it out there.
>>33532190I'm really wanting both the Viper and Hornet...>>33532214Yeah, those would be nice. >>33532255Because using a missile inside a building tends to be a bad idea?
>>33532214This I think.>>33532222Not really sold on the exoskeleton yet. It restricts us to the lower armour when we're moving on to the heavier ones already. I think we should wait for a milspec one.
>>33532190Merc, does P-san have Teamwork 1?
>>33532290Point, but I would also argue that depended on the building.
>>33532290>Because using a missile inside a building tends to be a bad idea?The warhead wouldn't even are in all likelihood.
>>33532290Hornet should be our first buy.Great synergy with our current vehicles as air support.
>>33532214Some Sensor Grenades in combination with the VOE. Information up the wazoo.
>>33532312Fuck meant "arm".
>>33532301I dunno, considering how much heavy shit Sparky is carrying.A Future!Javelin, Assault Rifle with Underslung Grenade Launcher, and the Typhoon.Plus ammo to boot.
Just got an idea for a possible Custom Item for Falynn to make.How about a special type of cloth that can harden when an electric charge is running though it?
>>33532320By grenades, that would be weapons.I don't think we can bring those up.
>>33532320A few of those seem like a good idea, just cause they are so cheap.
>>33532333I thought the typhoon was a backpack?We can assign it to someone else to carry.Honestly if we in a situation where we need unlimited typhoon shots, we're beyond fucked.
>>33532334Honestly, I just want to see the bloody workshop period. Part the reason, from what I recall, of getting her was to throw money at her and do custom stuff. And really the last few times we've been to the shop has been worthless.
>>33532350Sparky also limits collateral damage, which is really fucking useful if she has to do a wide-area burst.
>>33532365She did harvest all that synth-mucle from the idol killer, right? That is something at least.
>>33532333>>33532350>>33532371Exoskeleton for Sparky is good, considering how much equipment she is carrying. Although she can drop the javelin.>>33532334>>33532365Supporting.
>>33532403I'd prefer to keep the Javelin, considering that it's effective against infantry.Considering Sparky also has Infinite Missile Works, this is a hilarious cheesy combination that I intend to abuse as much as possible.
>>33532371Then can't we do it the normal way?Assign someone to help with the lugging, Sparky sets it up. Say melissa. Both fire support positions should be fairly close to each other in an advance.
>>33532393That happens, what? Once in blue-moon? It's nice sure. But I would like her start doing more than just salvage work. She's supposed to be some godly engineer. Lets see what she can come up with already.
A good question to ask is if powered armour operation is a new talent to learn.
>>33532432>Does not count as heavy armor
>>33532418Or we can just get the goddamn exoskeleton and leave Melissa to do more useful things.Having a bit less armor is not going to be the end of the world, especially if we get an extremely potent and flexible system to work better.
>>33532416Different AnonThere's going to be missions where she can't bring that Javelin. And the times she does is most likely the only thing she'll be using at that time. Plus she doesn't need to carry all of her equipment to every engagement.
>>33532440All im saying is that this is we should wait for a mil spec version.Because there definitely is one for purchase in the future. And once we do so, this one is useless.
>>33532450Better safe than sorry as far as I'm concerned, if there is a situation where she needs an extensive array of equipment, I'd rather we have the option of outfitting her appropriately.>>33532451There is zero guarantee that we'd get anything like that anytime soon. I'd rather just have it now.
>>33532334Something I personally would like to see would be something like a Mimetic Skin Gene Mod--would come really handy in clutch situations while being an awesome visual effect for stage shows. Useful for scouting, setting up ambushes, and pranking.Of course, where we'd even find Meld in Detroit when there's no aliens running around confounds me. Not to mention the ethics of modding teenagers. After all bioengineering might be Cole's trigger.
>>33532423Just for clarification, Workshop access is what grants you the "Upgrade Kit" category in the shop.>>33532190So the consensus here seems to be:2x VISR1x Exo SkeletonIs that all?>Y>N
>>33532466Because we're going up to a tower. To meet potential sponsors. Any one who could be military contractor.Considering that we're not even going to deploy sparky till after this mission, we can afford to wait to see if it nets us a supplier. We can always purchase it later, doesn't need to be now.>>33532477N, drop Exo skeleton
>>33532477>Just for clarification, Workshop access is what grants you the "Upgrade Kit" category in the shop.And how much is that? Can we get that now?
>>33532467I would think that there would be certain phrases installed to do a variety of things to her (Lock/Release all of her powers, Killswitch, Detain, etc.). It will hit the fan when all of a sudden, Cole reverts to a childlike state and reliving a past experience.
>>33532467Mimetic Skin Gene Mod is fucking broken. I doubt Merc will allow it before the end game.
>>33532477>NDrop the Exo
>>33532477N drop exo
>>33532451Two VISROne exo>>33532466>TriggerThen why does she keep using her powers?
>>335324772 visors onlyDrop exoskeleton
>>33532489All I'm hearing out of you if "Maybe" and "What if".Those aren't exactly good enough to convince me.
>>33532511And we can check the shop before the next mission.We're buying it too early.
>>33532477>Y>>33532502I have no idea why you're addressing me here.
>>33532477No, remove Exo. Keep VISR.
>>33532477>2x VISRjust this
>>33532477Yeah, I'm cool with it.
>>33532496How about a second heart that starts pumping if the primary heart shuts down? Or a neural feedback system in case someone hacks our Harbinger and tries to take control of the girls that way?
>>33532477>NNo Exo, not until after the training, and we see if they are all better/more conditioned. Or else it's just really a waste of money and a deathtrap for anybody who might get stuck in it if it malfunctions or someone can remotely shut it down/disable it.
>>335324772x VISR only please
>>33532477>2x VISR>>33532543 has a point, at least in terms of the training. I would like to see where they are before buying the Exo.
>>33532477>Just 2x VISRNo exo
>>33532543Uh sure, because we have seen equipment that shuts down our equipment wholesale in that past.No, that's not terribly likely, and Sparky does have teammates to cover her.
>>33532579That mine sure did a number on our old SUV.
>>33532586Then she can just bloody get out.It's an exoskeleton, not goddamn power armor.
>>33532596You do realize it takes a bit of effort to get out of exoskeleton, right? And doing when people are shooting at her would only add to danger she be in.And yes, squadmates should be covering but that doesn't always happen or help 100% of the time.
>>33532477Njust 2x VISR
>>33532617Says who? She should already be in cover at all times, and even if someone reason taking it off is so onerously long that it's somehow still magically an issue, I'm sure we can get Falynn to make modifications if it's that much of an issue to you.Jesus Christ.
Closing voting and writing the next post.
>>33532636I know I am staying up way too fucking late when I start making this many mistakes. Off to bed for me.
The skub is all Merc's faultHe didn't even release MC's charsheet, how can you expect him to tell you more about the exo?
>>33532596>>33532636Then we now have soldier who has to spend time, attention, and effort getting out of it. Even if that wasn't an issue the exo is a just big luxury piece of equipment, whose only real value is "increasing strength" which could be achieve in numerous other ways. And in a modern firefight, having more strength isn't really necessary. And if we are getting it for the "carry more stuff" trait, it would be better to just spread out the equipment also with the "Teamwork" trait our girls are getting from the training will enable all our girls to be somewhat proficient in using the equipment and fulfilling the roles of the others whose equipment they are carrying.
>>33532674You're asking /tg/ to think.
>>33532674Suggested that already earlier.Folks seem to want unlimited typhoon.
>>33532674Girls who would be better off doing other roles than acting as Sparky's personal pack mules. And "somewhat proficient" is an issue, considering that we're dealing with highly lethal EXPLOSIVES where not only ammunition is an issue, but possible collateral and friendly fire as well.If it were any other type of equipment I'd agree, but not for Sparky.Besides which, Julie and Melissa would disagree with you about the strength bit.
>>33532705Not only that, I want to use the Typhoon to its full potential without worrying about possible collateral and friendly fire.Not having only one shot and thus avoiding the inevitable arguments of when it would be appropriate to use it is just a nice bonus.
>>33532727The backpack typhoon has two shots.Also I think the idea of a backpack sized claymore and no collateral damage together is...wishful thinking.
>>33532743Sparky specifically has a skill that ensures no to minimal collateral damage for her explosive weapons. Considering that she apparently also has Infinite Explosive Works, I'm going to guess that collateral damage is going to be limited at worst in Sparky's hands.
>>33532477>2x VISR systems purchased>-$4000>$15,400 remain."Okay, first things first." The Captain steps forward. "Hit me."Without even asking why, Rochelle darts forward to try and land a punch. You almost swear you can see the Captain smirk before sidestepping impossibly fast and slamming her elbow into Rochelle's back, sending her falling lat on her face."Not bad. No hesitation. But your movements are predictable and that will get you killed. Now try again."Rochelle picks herself back up and throws a punch, or at least tries to. The Captain effortlessly slaps her army away and plants her fist into Rochelle's chest, sending her flying away a few feet. Rochelle writhes on the ground in pain. "That was just a love tap. If I'd been playing seriously, you'd be dead."You're almost considering stepping in to stop this, but the Captain shoots you a look as if she knew what you were thinking, so you stay firmly planted where you are."Consider both yours and your enemy's strengths and weaknesses." The Captain continues as she paces around Rochelle. "I'm augmented, you are not. You're never going to beat me in a straight fight."Rochelle finally picks herself back up, but remains kneeling on the ground as she tries to catch her breath. "Did you hear what I just said, soldier?" The Captain asks, stepping closer.(cont)
>>33532780"Crystal." Rochell grunts and she tosses a handful of simulated sand into the Captain's face. Though the Captain's eye were artificial and therefore couldn't be hurt by that attack, they still relied on visual data, and were blinded for a brief second.Which was all Rochelle needed.With a loud grunt, Rochelle swings the weighted pack she had taken off earlier and it connects with the side of the Captain's head, sending her reeling. The Captain drops to her knee, her head spasming a little. "You know," she finally says, "that hit could have killed a normal person.""But you're not a normal person, are you?" Rochelle retorted, dropping back to her knee as well."Exactly right." The Captain smiles and turns to you. "I like this one, Producer. She's a keeper."Rochelle's smile is just the cutest thing ever.>And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread is next week. Don't forget PJ Witches on Sunday and Gundam Build Fighters on Friday!
>>33532780Well, it was good knowing you Rochelle.
>>33532790Wooo. Go Rochelle!Thanks for running merc.
>>33532790I really like Rochelle.
As for the exoskeleton, it's essentially like the one you see in Elysium. It's a simple hydraulic frame that boosts your strength, but otherwise provides no significant protection by itself.
No Exoskeleton 11>>33532628>>33532567>>33532553>>33532545>>33532543>>33532530>>33532524>>33532507>>33532500>>33532498>>33532489Yes 14>>33532481>>33532487>>33532491>>33532492>>33532516>>33532523>>33532526>>33532534>>33532535>>33532548>>33532552>>33532558>>33532568>>33532574Unless I've gotten my counting horribly wrong, Exoskeleton won.
quick learner is an understatement
>>33532816Merc goes by significant opposition in purchasing.If you've noticed in previous purchasing votes.
>>33532815How are milspec versions in idolruns, merc?
>>33532815Huh, why is it limited to tactical and ballistic vests then? Doesn't look like it'll limit the wearing of carapace on it.
>>33532790Rochelle still the best. Thanks for running, Merc.>>33532815Any that have armor?
>>33532816As >>33532829, there was significant enough dissent that I decided to not include it.
>>33532843If it has armor, then it'll pretty much be powered armor at that point.
>>33532757I want to see her rig some Grandstand's in a bunch of crowded places and see just how well her 'no collateral' perk works
>>33532850Well yeah, guess that's what I meant really. These threads run too damn late for my brain.
>>33532860Well obviously if she does something as immensely stupid as THAT it won't work. Because at that point we'll be asking for it.
>>33532841My guess is too much bulk that comes with carapace armor.
>>33532841Carapace is full body, which will interfere with the exo skeleton's movements.>>33532837>>33532843There are armored milspec versions, you just need the right connections.
>>33532843>Any that have armor?Likely.You know how these things go.Military use -> civilian use
>>33532872>There are armored milspec versions, you just need the right connections.Whelp, those are the companies we're going for up in space.
>>33532872>you just need the right connections.Well, lets go find some then. Oh wait, we'll be doing that soon.
>>33532872Oh yes merc.Them visors can be brought up to space right?
>>33532872will the visor interfere with cole's powers? Like shorting out or something?
>>33532872Does P-san have Teamwork 1? Also, cybernetics/genemods and facility upgrades list after the Expo?
>>33532898It turns out that Falynn is particularly skilled at converting most optics into innocuous looking glasses or shades. They'll generally escape scrutiny since image enhancing optics are actually rather common.>>33532905Cole generally has enough control over her power that she won't accidentally fry any electronics she's wearing. >>33532936Producer is a man of many skills. Pretty much the only things he CAN'T do are sing and dance.Other upgrades will be coming soon.
>>33532974its already past but what would cole have thought if we selected her for this?