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/Wrrjy1RMLOADOUTS: http://pastebin.com/D08i2GKcFACILITIES: http://pastebin.com/w2rX1XgeINFLUENCE: http://pastebin.com/2WDhpCRgYou 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!Well, today was the day. The day of the Idol Expo. You really hope that you and your idols would be ready for this. You sure has hell didn't feel like you were. After all, you were just a relative newcomer. Who knew what the other producers would think of you.However, the Captain would just smack you in the face and tell you to snap out of it. You had a job to do, after all.You still had a few hours before the event was supposed to start, so you had a little time to make sure everything was squared away.>Check on your idols.>Make sure Lillith is all right.>Double check the details with Jenner.>Check the shop.>Proceed to the Expo.>Other
>>33686602>>Check on your idols.
>>33686602>>Check on your idols.They're the faces, we want them ready most of all.
Rolled 1>>33686602>>Check on your idols.See how everyone is.
>>33686696Are we waking them up again?
>>33686602>Check on your idols.Time for Idols!
>>33686727NEVER AGAINWe get Jenner or Robomutt to do it for us if we have to wake them up again.
Heya guys. This time around it's everyone's favorite Hacker and Engineer. I'll get to working on Rin and Niko eventually!>>33686602>Check on your idols.
>>33686781ya that sounds better then a broken rib and internal bleeding or shock therapy... or getting shot.
>>33686602You decide to go check up on your idols first. THANKFULLY, they're more or less awake by this point, so you don't have to go through the harrowing experience of having to rouse them from bed. You're still sore from the last time you did that.Your idols seemed to be rather tired and less energetic. However, they seemed to be more or less okay. Or at least that was the image they were trying to present to you."So, how are you girls today?" You ask."TIRED!" They groan.Yep. You guess right."Is the training too hard for you?" You ask. "I mean, if you feel you can't keep up, you can always talk to to me-""No, no, it's pretty great!" Besides all that harsh physical training, the Captain knows all sorts of cool stuff!""She taught me a better aiming techniques for my rifle!" Morgan nods."I learned how to do EMP blasts just to keep her from kicking my ass so hard." Cole sighs. "I feel like I can take on the whole damn world!" Julie grins, cracking her knuckles.Hm, guess you underestimated them.Now where was Rochelle...>Roll 1d20+3
Rolled 15 + 3>>33687166
Rolled 20 + 3>>33687166Please be ok
Rolled 19 + 3>>33687210We gotta bank this.
>>33687210Yes, thank you Anon!
>>33687210Oh, you wanna bank that for STAR POWER or not?You currently have 2 points.>Y>N
>>33687267>YThe next one is 19, we are A-Ok!
>>33687284>Every time a natural 20 is rolled on any single skill check, players may downgrade from a critical success to a regular success gain a STAR POWER point. Doesn't matter what the next roll is, I believe.
>>33687267>YWe can easily afford it, so I see no reason not to.
>>33687166>"She taught me a better aiming techniques for my rifle!" Morgan nods.>"I learned how to do EMP blasts just to keep her from kicking my ass so hard." Cole sighs. >"I feel like I can take on the whole damn world!" Julie grins, cracking her knuckles.I feel each of them just learned a skill. I kind of wished Rin and Niko learned teamwork but not through Captain.
>>33687315Ah, I see. Sorry, I was confusing Merc's systems.>>33687267Change my vote >>33687284 to >N
>>33687532Wait, why would that make you change votes? We automatically succeed if we bank it.
>>33687267>STAR POINT POWER GAINED!>Total is now at 3!"I'm right here, sir."You turn to see Rochelle. Definitely a bit tired, with more than a few bumps a and bruises, but she more or less looked fine."The Captain wasn't too hard on you, I hope?" You ask."I'm still alive, if that's what you mean." She chuckles. "She's pretty amazing, really. Once we got past the whole 'beating the snot out of each other' phase.""Good to hear." You nod. "You ready for the Expo.""Definitely." Rochelle grins."Good." You turn to the others. "Rin, Cole, I expect you to be ready to go within the hour. Ushiyama should have already fitted you all for your outfits, so talk to him if you have any problems on that end. For the rest of you, take the day off. You all deserve it."The girls all cheer as you leave the housing block. You can't help but smile as you do so, however.>Too many boosts to list here, so just refer to the pastebin for updated stats and skills!>Make sure Lillith is all right.>Double check the details with Jenner.>Check the shop.>Proceed to the Expo.>Other
>>33687267>NThis roll is probably how hueg she got from special training. We need this.
>>33687641>>Double check the details with Jenner.
>>33687641>Double check the details with Jenner.
>>33687641>Double check the details with Jenner.Just to be extra careful.
>>33687641>>Double check the details with Jenner.Kinda wish we spoke with our performance idolsOutside of recruitment, I don't think we've spoken to nico.
>>33687641>Make sure Lillith is all righ
>>33687641>>Double check the details with JennerExposition for those who hadn't been here last thread.
>>33687739>morgan>Here Comes the Snow: +3 to hit on her first shot.My fucking sides.
>>33687786Next upgrade. Laser Sniper Rifle with Red and White paint job.
>>33687641Oh wow, I just noticed that Rin and Niko have teamwork. If I remember correctly, that means they can fight or substitute in an emergency (at reduced effectiveness, but wow!)Also, why does Julie have a teamwork of 1?
>>33687641>http://pastebin.com/Wrrjy1RMWow, A lot of stuff even Rin and Niko got some training....Did they have to suffer the captain too?Also Merc Julie should have 2 on teamwork since, Melissa, Julie, Rochelle, and Cole worked on teamwork first
>>33687641Damn, Rochelle got gud.
>>33688008Rochelle got broken.Kinda wish it was Cole that got it though.Imagine the possibilities
>>33688008I don't understand the Battlefield Prodigy bonus, are there non-firearm ranged weapons?Lady Luck is extremely powerful.
>>33688008Just got here but taking the star power might have been a bad choice.Since if it was a nat 20, I think rochelle might have gotten even more abilities.
So the Professional outfits Rochelle and Cole are wearing... Is Rochelle wearing her's professionally while Cole has an untucked shirt, and unbuttoned collar (no tie)?
>>33688067I changed my vote, not that it actually mattered.
>>33688074I remember way back when Cole wanted to wear men's clothing. Looks like she can somewhat do it again.
>>33687641You head down to the office to meet up with Jenner to go over the exact details once again."All right, Producer." Jenner takes out a notebook. "First, once Rin, Rochelle, and Cole get cleaned up and dressed, we'll have Stig drive us to the Space Elevator in District One. However, that's as far as Stig is going to go. The rest the of way will just the five of us and we will proceed up the hotel.""I assume it's a private ride?" You ask."Of course. One party per elevator car." Jenner nods. "After the Highplane and Summerisle incident six years ago, they've segregated elevator rides.""Um, what exactly happened?""You ever see a person get defenestrated from low orbit?""No." You frown."Good. Keep it that way." Jenner continues. "After we reach the top and pass through the hundred or so security checkpoints, we'll be at the hotel proper. At that point, we just deal with any events they come with, as well as try and mingle and make good impressions on the sponsors attending there.""Simple as that?""Simple as that." Jenner shrugs. "But even the simplest plans can go wrong, so we'll have to stay on alert at all times.""Right." You nod. "I don't suppose we can bring K-Zwolf or any weapons?""Weapons are strictly prohibited. K-Zwolf might be able to sneak in with his stealth suite, but would you really want to risk that?">We might need K-Zwolf's capabilities.>You're right, it's too much of a risk.>Other
>>33688059That means she can also use specialist weapons like sniper rifles, launchers, heavy MGs, etc.
>>33688192>>You're right, it's too much of a risk.
>>33688192>You're right, it's too much of a risk.
>>33688192>>You're right, it's too much of a risk.A hundred or so checkpoints bad
>>33688192>It's too much of a risk.If the big 3 can't detect a stealthed combat hound, then they're incompetent.
>>33688192>You're right, it's too much of a risk.Trust the girls to deal with anything.
>>33688192>You're right, it's too much of a risk.>>33688215Wow, Rochelle just became Ramirez.Also Bows and Crossbows. We should give her explosive bolts.
>>33688192"Nah, it's too much of a risk." You shake your head. "Not enough gain, especially with all the security you're saying is there.""Understood." Jenner nods. "Anyways, after that, assuming nothing goes horribly horribly wrong, we all ride back down the elevator and go home.""Fingers crossed." You sigh. "How are things going to be at the office while we're gone?""I'll instruct the rest of the girls not to totally slack off. I'll also have Falynn and Himawari lock down the office to keep out any unwanted visitors. Between that, our girls, and the Captain here, I'm sure there won't be any problems.""Good." You nod. "So, we still have time before we have to leave?""Maybe about half an hour." Jenner says. "Stig is already prepping to leave. So if you have anything else left to do, do it now.">Make sure Lillith is all right.>Check the shop.>Proceed to the Expo.>Other
>>33688802>>Make sure Lillith is all right.
>>33688802>Proceed to the Expo.
>>33688802>>Make sure Lillith is all right.>Ask Jenner why she fought the captain.From personnel experience he should know it's not smart
>>33688802>Make sure Lillith is all right.>Ping the shop for their list. Also ping Marcus if he has anything special for our situation?
>>33688802>Make sure Lillith is all right.
>>33688802>Make sure Lillith is all right.Might as well.
>>33688853I like this.Ask the question why she fought the cap.
>>33688802>>33688853Ask this>>33688868We just bought stuff last time.
>>33688802>Ask Jenner why she fought the captain.>Make sure Lillith is all right.MULTITASKING
Is it not completely obvious already why Jenner fought the captain?
>>33689122Not really? Speculation maybe but I think IC-wise, Producer thinks its kind of crazy to fight her at least in my opinion
>>33688802"All right, just give a few minutes. I'll meet you in the garage." You say."Don't take too long." Jenner grunts. "I'll be waiting. Don't. Be. Late."You nod and head down to Lillith's office, where you see her scribbling away on paperwork. No doubt just observations on the girls' behavior."Hey, Lillith, you got a minute?" You ask."A couple." Lillith nods and motions for you to enter. "Is this about business or what I said earlier?""I just wanted to see if you were okay." You say simply."Yeah... I guess I am." Lillith sighs. "I left that life behind, so I can't let it keep troubling me.""Is that a yes? You brainy types are always so wordy." You grin."Yes, I'm fine." Lillith smiles. "Ah, while you're there, do you think you can do a favor for me?""Sure, what is it?" You ask."An old friend of mine, Belle will be at the Expo, too." Lillith says with a bit of nostalgia in her eyes. "She's the lead idol for Orion, actually. You think you can say high to her for me? We hardly have chances to talk anymore...""Yeah, sure, I can do that." You nod and glance at your watch. "Anyways, I gotta go before Jenner kills me.""Sure thing." Lillith chuckles. "Have fun."With that, you leave Lillith's office and head down to the garage. You see Jenner, Rin, Rochelle, and Cole are already there, waiting for Stig to finish polishing up the SUV. He was even wearing a fancy dress suit, like a professional chauffeur. "Stig, since when were you so concerned about appearance?" You laugh.Stig briefly looks up and shakes his head.(cont)
>>33689443You then glance over to your idols. Both Rochelle and Cole were wearing their suits. Rochelle's was prim and proper, and absolutely flawless. Everything looked to be perfectly ironed, buttoned up, and pressed. She was even sporting a pair of black leather gloves. Definitely looked every part the professional.Cole, on the other hand, seemed to being for a more casual look. Her shirt collar was slightly popped, with the top few buttons left unclasped. Her coat wasn't even buttoned up at all, and her tie hung loosely at her neck. You weren't exactly surprised. Like Rochelle, she was wearing a pair of black leather gloves, too."It feels more comfortable this way." Cole says when you look at her."I'm sure.""How do I look, Producer?" Rin says a bit nervously.While you had seen Rin's outfit before, this was the first time you saw her actually wearing it, and the effect was absolutely stunning. It was a light blue gown with white frills, and a snowflake themed little cape at the back. Ushiyama had certainly gone all out with this."You look amazing." You grin. "You'll definitely blow all the other girls out of the water.""Thank you!" Rin beams, obviously encouraged by your praise."All right, everybody in!" Jenner claps to get everybody's attention. Like you, she was wearing a regular business suit. Couldn't really fault her for that. "And Cole, wear your suit properly! You look like a slob!""But I like it better this way." Cole frowns.>Tell Cole to clean it up.>Let Cole wear it how she wants.>Other
>>33689470>Tell Cole to clean it up.Appearances matter
>>33689470>>Let Cole wear it how she wants.Remember, keep it natural. Also creates a little yin-yang thing.
Rolled 3>>33689470>>Let Cole wear it how she wants.>>OtherBut more because its a good look.Nice contrast with rochelle.
>>33689470>>Let Cole wear it how she wants.It's got an "opposites attract" style.
>>33689470>>Let Cole wear it how she wants.looking like a yak thug is part of her look
>>33689470>Let Cole wear it how she wants.>OtherSmall, concise prep talk."Alright girls, let's show these pleps how we are the best f*cking idol group on the planet"
>>33689470>>Let Cole wear it how she wants.>OtherAs long as she behaves.Also, I like the dress but the arms look weird.and was Rin that curvy?
>mfw Melissa gets the skill tree from God Hand and uses the Ball Buster. (1:02) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QvCqMK7x0s
>>33689470>Let Cole wear it how she wants.It fits in with her idol image, and it helps the dynamic between her and Rochelle.It's definitely a look we should consider marketing.
>>33689646doesn't look bigger than "Idolmaster average" which she falls into.
>>33689470>>Let Cole wear it how she wants.It's her way of expressing herself
Rolled 11Guys. Should we borrow julies oracle for jenner for the expo?Then all our combat assets are networked.
>>33689752Yeah, thats sounds good.
>>33689752Yeah, that should be okay. Equip it on Rochelle to take the place of her normal glasses?
Rolled 8>>33689752Good idea.>>33689796As long as each has an eyepiece, its good.
>>33689752That should make things safer
>>33689796She has glasses the VISR
>>33689470"Let Cole wear it how she wants." You say, putting a reassuring hand on Jenner's shoulder. "It sort of brings her personality out, you know? Plus it sets her apart from Rochelle here.""Yes, but-" Jenner starts."Hey, remember, I'm the Producer here." You remind her with a grin."...right." Jenner sighs. "Whatever you say, Producer.""Okay, now let's get this show going!" You nod. "Everybody load up!"It's then that K-Zwolf bounds up, obviously wanting to come along. You then remember that this would probably be the first mission that K-Zwolf wouldn't be accompanying Rochelle. She bends down to pet K-Zwolf on the head and she looks pleadingly at you. However, you shake your head."I'm sorry, K-Zwolf, you have to stay home for this one." Rochelle sighs."I DO NOT UNDERSTAND, MASTER." K-Zwolf buzzes."Stay here and keep an eye on the other girls, okay?" That's an order." Rochelle says, patting K-Zwolf on the head. "And keep a double eye out on Rin's grandfather. Who knows what he'll be up to when we're all gone.""IT SHALL BE DONE!""I heard that!" Rin says.With that, everybody piles into the SUV and Stig hits the gas, driving out of the garage and onto to the streets, where he promptly gets onto the freeway towards District One. Already, you can see the Space Elevator towering the distance, reaching up infinitely into the sky."That thing... is really high." Rin blinks."Afraid of heights?" You ask."Not really." RIn shakes her head. "More like I'm just nervous about what I'll find up there. I mean, I'm just a small time idol trying to make ends meet, you know? Up there, everybody is world famous. They're megastars! What would think of me when they see me?">Doesn't matter what they think. >They'll see the best idol in the world.>Other
>>33689898>>They'll see the best idol in the world.
>>33689898>Doesn't matter what they think.Don't let them get to you. If they write you off, they weren't worth knowing in the first place.
>>33689898>>Doesn't matter what they think. But I think.>>They'll see the best idol in the world.
>>33689898>OtherThey'll see that we're behind you and together we are the best f*cking idol on the planet. (Well we won't be on the planet technically speaking at that moment speaking rabble rabble rabble...)
>>33689898>>Doesn't matter what they think.The mere fact that you girls were there proves yourselves.
>>33689898>Doesn't matter what they think.If they don't they treat you, any of you, as equals they're going to be in for a very rude surprise tonight. So don't worry about it. Think of it as another event.
>>33689898>It's then that K-Zwolf bounds up, obviously wanting to come along. You then remember that this would probably be the first mission that K-Zwolf wouldn't be accompanying Rochelle. She bends down to pet K-Zwolf on the head and she looks pleadingly at you. However, you shake your head.What about the mission where we blew up the truck?
>>33689979Was Rochelle there for that truck mission?
>>33689950>>33689585Okay look. You're on 4chan you can stop the stupid * shit. Also you're pretty bad at this pep talk stuff you know?Fuck.
>>33689999No she was protecting Rin during the airshow.That is when Cole became second in command
>>33689898>Doesn't matter what they think. Remember the TV show we did. Same thing.
Rolled 1>>33689898Merc, can we do this?>>33689752Like we just take it out of its case and pass it to her, like we borrowed it beforehand.
>>33690061Dice say no.
>>33690061I think we already left the base, we should be fine.
>>33689898"Doesn't matter what they think." You grin and pat her on the head, careful not to mess up her hair decorations. "You're Rin Shibuya, Clover Entertainment's star idol. That's all there is to it. Anybody that wants to say otherwise has to answer to me and the others here." Both Rochelle and Cole give her a thumbs up, while Jenner nods and smiles lightly."Thanks, Producer." Rin smiles, her spirits raised."So, gear check, girls." You turn to Rochelle and Cole. "What are you two packing?""Well, I got two pairs of glasses. One is the VISR and the other is the Oracle that Julie lent me." Rochelle holds them both out for you to see. "I can only use one at a time, naturally, but I'll do my best to match it the situation.""Cole?""Just those VISR shades Falynn made for me." Cole takes out a pair of sunglasses. "I am so totally going to wear these inside, and nobody is going to stop me.""That's great, Cole." You chuckle."We have arrived at our destination!" Nemo says helpfully.Stig slows the SUV and stops at an obvious dropoff point. You and the others step out, and you're simply amazed at the sheer SIZE of the Space Elevator as it stretched endlessly into the sky.(cont)
>>33690298"Whooooooaaaaaaa. It's HUGE." Cole gapes."I'm pretty sure it's too big, even for you." Rochelle wisecracks, causing Rin to giggle."...what?" Cole raises an eyebrow, the joke flying completely over her head."Nothing, nothing!" Rochelle laughs."Come on, let's keep moving!" Jenner urges you onward.The five you head for one of the elevator cars reserved for the Expo. You notice that it had far more creature comforts than the other cars that you've passed. Only the best for the best, you imagine. The pair of robotic guards standing at the door quickly scan you all and perform an ID check before allowing you to board. Once everybody takes a seat, you hear a loud chiming sound. The hologram of a rather attractive girl materializes in front of you."Hello, and welcome to the Delta City Space Elevator! Would you like a guided tour while you wait?">Y>N
>>33690316If there's enough time, sure. If not, no thanks.
>>33690316>>YHell, most of us probably wouldn't even imagine being there in the first place.
If P-san has teamwork, then can he hack?
>>33690316>>33690339This. not sure how long is the trip
>>33690316>YIf we got time. Sure.
>>33690316>>N"Give me the short version on audio"But watch, wait for new arrivals, and engage THEM (scope out teh competition) as other poeple get hereAlso i seriously hope this doesn't turn into a CITADEL STATION side trip as the 'best idol' contest.Though that would be pretty awesome.
Rolled 5>>33690316YWe should have rochelle at least pass either the visr or the oracle to jenner
>>33690316>>YIf we have time, sure.
>>33690501>I’m InsertIdolhere, and this is my favorite store on the Citadel!Sorry that's the first thing I thought of.
>>33690598I was thinking the OTHER citadel station :3
>>33690777What's the other one?
>>33690765GORK!>>33690777KoToR? System Shock? That be the only other ones I know. Otherwise, you lost me.
>>33690316"Okay, sure." You shrug, pressing the holographic YES key."Thank you!" The hologram smiles. "Please be seated, and stay seated until the warning light deactivates!"Suddenly, the entire elevator car jolts as it shoots up the side the Space Elevator. In front of you, the previously opaque wall converts into an transparent window, granting you a rather amazing view of Delta City."In front of you is Delta City, built by the Omni Consumer Products Corporation after it bought out the bankrupt Detroit City." The hologram says. "From the first ground breaking ceremony, the demolition of Detroit and the completion of Delta City's basic infrastructure took nearly twenty years. Now, Delta City is considered to be one of the United States' top cities, consistently ranking high in population, standard of living, median income, welfare, crime prevention, and more!"Eventually though, Delta City becomes an insignificant speck below you."At this height, you can no doubt see the curvature of the Earth." The hologram continues happily. "The OCP Space Elevator was part of Delta City's 'essential infrastructure', and as such was one of the very first projects completed when Delta City was founded. This space elevator was the very first constructed, is currently only one of three in the world! In addition to carrying people, the Space Elevator also carries cargo and freight into space, rendering the old method of using chemical rockets to launch craft into space completely obsolete.""Man, I would've loved to have known what it would feel like to be strapped to a giant tank of high explosive, just to give gravity the middle finger." Rochelle says dreamily."You are one crazy bitch." Cole frowns. (cont)
>>33691209"If you look ahead," The hologram motions out the door. "You should see that we are now in the upper reaches of the atmosphere, and officially in what we deem 'space'. If you look ahead, you can see the latest project made possible only by the Delta City Space Elevator!"Up ahead, you could see what looked to be a massive space station being assembled like a toy. Even from this distance, you could see robots and spacesuited workers swarming all over the structure."What you see ahead the Prometheus Station, built by Weyland Yutani for an eventual colozination mission to Mars!" The hologram says happily. "Once it achieves geostationary orbit around Mars, the Prometheus will then proceed to lay the foundations for a new Mars Space Elevator to assist future colonization missions!"Well, that was interesting to hear. You wonder how long that was into the future."And now we will reach our destination shortly! I hope you enjoyed the tour. Please stay seated until the vehicle comes to a full stop!"The elevator finally slows to a stop as it reaches the top. The doors swiftly open, and you're met by a very large contingent of armed guards in OCP corporate colors. Behind them, you could see an ED-209 standing like a statue with really, REALLY big guns."Please exit the the elevator car one by one." The lead guard says. "Men to the right, women to the left. Be prepared to be thoroughly searched."And so began the very long process of getting processed. You lost track of the amount of times you were scanned and wanded by security, and every so often you'd get a full pat down. At another point you were forced to disclose all of your augmetic enhancements, which were all carefully logged and noted. The girls received the same treatment, though fortunately they were mostly handled by robots or female guards, which was a small comfort. (cont)
>>33691233Finally, you come up to what seems like the final checkpoint, a pair of double doors. In front stand a pair of OCP guards."Well, congratulations, folks, just one last ID check!" The guard on the left says happily. "Just pass them through the scanner and you'll be on your way!" The other adds in.As your girls swipe their ID cards, one of the guards taps the other on the shoulder."Holy shit man, it's the Clover idols! I knew I seen them somewhere before!""Really?" The other guard leans forward, though you can tell too much from his facemask. "Holy shit you're right!""Rochelle, I am like, seriously your biggest fan." The guard on the left squees. "My name's Wedge, and this here is my partner Biggs. We were actually discussing something that you could help us with!""Ummm... yes?" Rochelle blinks, not sure what to think of all this."Well, you see, I think the M55B is the best battle rifle around, but this loser here," Wedge points his thumb to Biggs, "thinks the M70 is a better choice. We've been arguing this like, all day. Can you help us out here and say the M55B is better?""You mean the M70, right?" Biggs quips."I didn't ask you!"You're not sure whether this was absolutely hilarious or sad. Rochelle turns to look at you, as if wondering what you intended to do.>Just keep going. You don't have time to waste.>Let Rochelle indulge her fans.>Other
>>33691250>>Let Rochelle indulge her fans.
>>33691250>Let Rochelle indulge her fans.
>>33691250>Let Rochelle indulge her fans.I'm sure we can spare a few minutes and this could be really good for her rep.
>>33691250>>Let Rochelle indulge her fans.>Other She can catch up and be our eyes for anything suspicious
>>33691250>Let Rochelle indulge her fans. + >OtherTell the guards to be on watch for other companies trying to sabotage us
To be honest I'm surprised she has fans.No offense to Rochelle but she has been doing most merc work. The only times she did Idol work was the two the school and the jail, also maybe that photoshoot with Mac. Considering the job with the Jail, it was probably that.
Rolled 16>>33691398And the military expo with rin.
>>33691398You know... there's more than likely a lot off screen jobs they do.
>>33691435She wasn't singing, she was a body guard. Maybe if it was due to her video gaming skill maybe. >>33691456Really? We would have made money then, I think it's one of those we are very lucky to reach the top with the gigs we took.
>>33691579I think she got famous with gunnuts due to her jobs and that pin up, that and cute girl+guns can easily turn alot of heads.
>>33691250>Let Rochelle indulge her fans.This'll be good for helping with Rochelle's fanbase.
Rolled 12>>33691579She was there officially as a boothbabe. We put her there to double as bodyguard duty
>>33691250>Let Rochelle indulge her fans. + >Other>Tell the guards to be on watch for other companies trying to sabotage us
>>33691250You just give her a silent, encouraging nod. Rochelle then turns back to the two guards, a very confident look on her face. "Well, I wouldn't outright say one is better over the other. They're both merely designed for different roles." She says. "The M55B's 7.62 round is much heavier for bigger punch, but creates more recoil, hence the decision to limit to semi automatic. The M70's lighter 6.5 merely increases fire rate to compensate for a lighter round. Though, in my experience, a M55B's precision would be better for a designated marksman, since it's assumed he'll be with a squad that will provide weight of fire. The M70 is really more for a soldier working solo or in smaller groups."Both Wedge and Biggs seem to nod sagely, satisfied by the answer."Oh, you think you could autograph my my handgun?" Wedge pulls his handgun from his holster and holds the butt of it out towards Rochelle."Aha, sure." Rochelle smiles and signs her name on it. She offers to Biggs, but he shakes his head."Nah, I'm a Tunnel Snake, through and through. Just being able to see Boss in person is enough for me!"That causes Cole to blush slightly. "Anyways, you guys got a party to get to, right? We won't be keeping you for any longer!" Wedge and Biggs then pull the double doors open for you. "Knock em dead!"(cont)
>>33691644No, Rin was the boothbabe, Rochelle was her bodyguard
>>33691690"My, you two have some very dedicated fans." Rin chuckles."Pain in the ass, all of them." Cole grumbles, trying not to smile."Still a lot smaller than yours." Rochelle shrugs."I know, but they don't quite to see as passionate as yours!" Rin laughs."Such is the life a niche idol." You grin.Finally, you reach the main ballroom, which was just as grand and extravagant as you thought it would be. Pure white marble, authentic wood, gold inlays, you're pretty sure this room alone cost more than an aircraft carrier. And on one side, the wall was simply a massive, single pane of glass that granted an admittedly amazing view of Earth, the Moon, and all the space in between.The party seemed to be well under way, but you could already pick out points of interest.>Pay your respects to the Big Three.>Try to find Belle>Try to find Hillman>Look for some sponsors.>Just mingle with the crowd.>Other
>>33691707>>Pay your respects to the Big Three.
>>33691456>>33691579The idols do take a lot of smaller side jobs during timeskips that aren't really mentioned, since that would quickly get monotonous. They more or less break even moneywise.
>>33691707>>Pay your respects to the Big Three.Let's pay our dues first.
>>33691707>>Look for some sponsors.
>>33691707>>Try to find Belle
>>33691697They were both doing that anon...Rochelle was right there with her as boothbabe and guard. Christ go read the damn thread. >>33691707>Pay your respects to the Big Three.>>33691724Thank you, Merc.
>>33691707>Pay your respects to the Big ThreeGotta give tribute to the godfater before we do anything else
>>33691707>Pay your respects to the Big Three.>Belle>Hillman
Rolled 19>>33691697Im sorry, where in this does it differentiate boothbabe/bodyguard:AIRPLANE ANTICSTYPE: PerformanceSUMMARY: The Delta City Airshow is coming up, and Neucom is looking for boothgirls to boost their image.DANGER LEVEL: LowRECOMMENDED IDOLS: 1+ESTIMATED PAY: $2000The bodyguard mission was internal.
>>33691707>Pay your respects to the Big Three.The Bosses take priority in this sort of situation.
Rolled 9>>33691707>>Pay your respects to the Big Three.Some things have to be done
>>33691739I do read the thread but she was mostly there for bodyguard work to protect rin, though in hindsight when we did the school thing, we had shifts so Rochelle shifted every now and then, that would make sense.>>33691768
>>33691707>Pay your respects to the Big Three.
>>33691707>Pay your respects to the Big Three.It pays to show respect to the big boys.
>>33691707You decide to head over to the Big Three to pay your respects. You were only here by their invitation after all, and they were the organizers of this event. It was only natural. They weren't to hard to find either, sitting in raised chairs like thrones and surrounded by bodyguard idols and well wishers alike. You and your group pass by a pair of idols in stage dress. While they seemed cheerful enough and waved you through, you could catch them surreptitiously scanning you for any signs of hostile intent. Rin seems to miss it, but Rochelle, Cole, and Jenner are keenly aware of it, too. But, you're here to party, not to fight, and the idols let you pass by with no issue."Ah, Producer!" The Sirius owner chortles. "You've decided to come after all!""Well, I felt that we couldn't refuse such an invitation from the Big Three themselves." You bow politely. "Polite, too. I think I like this one." The Orion owner nods."Let's hope he lasts longer the last ones!" The Southern Cross owner cackles."And this must be Rin Shibuya." The Orion owner leans forward a bit to get a closer look at your star idol. "Mmmmm, I certainly wish my scouts found you first! You would make an excellent cover girl for Umbrella!""Umbrella is Orion's primary sponsor." Jenner whispers to you."Y-you're too kind!" Rin smiles nervously. "I really think I'm pretty normal looking...""Mmmmm, modest, too. That will certainly increase her likeability." Southern Cross nods."Well, Producer, don't let a trio of old men like ourselves take up your time!" The Sirius owner nods. "You're at a party! Enjoy it!""I will, sir." You nod.>Try to find Belle>Try to find Hillman>Look for some sponsors.>Just mingle with the crowd.>Other
>>33692055>>Look for some sponsors.
>>33692055>>Try to find Belle
>>33692055>Try to find BelleThen>Try to find Hillman
>>33692055>Just mingle with the crowd.Lets mingle a bit before going off head hunting. Get a feel for the place.
>>33692055>Look for some sponsors.This is probably the best benefit we can get out of this event.
>>33692055>"And this must be Rin Shibuya." The Orion owner leans forward a bit to get a closer look at your star idol. "Mmmmm, I certainly wish my scouts found you first! You would make an excellent cover girl for Umbrella!">"Umbrella is Orion's primary sponsor." Jenner whispers to you....Wait, THAT Umbrella?Stay far, /far/ away from Orion.
Rolled 14>>33692055>>Look for some sponsors.
>>33692055>Try to find Belle
>>33692088>>33692055>Just mingle with the crowd.plus who knows who will find us!
>>33692092Nah, we haven't had nearly enough zombie outbreaks for it to be them. Besides, aren't they always referred to specifically as Umbrella Corp?
>>33692092I wonder if Umbrella's been experimenting with genetic manipulation?
>>33692055>>Just mingle with the crowd.let's not join our clique so early.
>>33692209Yep!>>33692055>Try to find Belle
>>33692055You try to look for Belle. It's a bit tough at first with all the people around, but you manage to find a girl that roughly fits the description Lillith gave you. And you could tell why she was Orion's top idol. She looked absolutely STUNNING. Perfect, smooth skin, flowing blonde hair, and a cheerful, youthful appearance. She looked so perfect it almost didn't seem natural.Then again, considering her sponsor was Umbrella Corp, maybe it wasn't so natural."Hey, Producer." Rin tugs lightly at your sleeve. "Do you mind if me and the other girls go get something to eat? It was a pretty long ride here, and I was hoping to be able to talk to the other idols...">Sure, go ahead. Just stick together.>You should stick close to me for now.>Other
>>33692335>>Sure, go ahead. Just stick together.
>>33692335>>Sure, go ahead. Just stick together.This is what they're trained for.
>>33692335>>Sure, go ahead. Just stick together.>>OtherCall me if there's trouble.
>>33692335>Sure, go ahead. Just stick together.
>>33692335>Sure, go ahead. Just stick together.>OtherHave Jenner keep an eye on them
>>33692335>>Sure, go ahead. Just stick together.>Sure, go ahead. Just stick together.
>>33692335>Sure, go ahead and stick together.>Jenner, can you go talk to a couple of sponsors.Multitasking, ho
>>33692335>>Sure, go ahead. Just stick together.>>stay sharpI want to emphasize the point so Rin doesn't end up in the repeat of the story
>>33692335>Sure, go ahead. Just stick together.Nobody goes ANYWHERE alone, and call me if you think there might be any trouble at all.
>>33692335>OtherLet's find a table first. Then you can get something to eat.
>>33692335>Sure, go ahead. Just stick together.Shouldn't needed to be said but..Cole or Rochelle is with her at all times. They can rotate out but is with her no matter what.
Rolled 8>>33692335>>Sure, go ahead. Just stick together.
>>33692209>>33692318I'm more worried about a company named, "GENTEK" and a girl who could be known as Alexa Mercer.
>>33692487>>33692532Apocalypse level threat detected.
>>33692335>And you could tell why she was Orion's top idol. She looked absolutely STUNNING. Perfect, smooth skin, flowing blonde hair, and a cheerful, youthful appearance. She looked so perfect it almost didn't seem natural.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRnp4UPI-Qk
>>33692487>"...and that's how Cole was born from Miss Mercer's genes!"
>>33692335"Sure, go ahead." You nod, and remember Lillith's cautionary tale. "Just remember to stick together with Rochelle and Cole. And if ANY of you lose sight of each other, call it out, okay? I don't want anybody getting lost out here.""You always treat everything like a mission, don't you?" Rin chuckles."That's my job." You nod. "Well then, come on, girls!" Rin grabs both Rochelle and Cole by the arms and drags them off toward the food tables, leaving you and Jenner to meet Belle. It takes a little while for the crowd to thin out, but seen you manage to get up to her. Jenner takes position behind you, her stern gaze deterring anybody else from getting too close."Oh my, I don't believe I've met you before." Belle smiles. "I'm the Producer, from Clover Entertainment, and this is my secretary, Jenner." You reply politely. "Actually, I'm here because of a mutual friend of ours. Do you remember Lillith?""You know Lilly?!" Belle's eyes widen in surprise. "How has she been doing? I haven't heard a thing from her since she quit!""She's doing fine. Makes a living helping out other idols with their problems." You nod. "Ah, I see. She was such a good hearted girl when she apprenticed under me!""Wait, what?" You blink. "But-""Ah, I get this all the time!" Belle chuckles. "You see, thanks to Umbrella's medical advancements, I may look like a teenager, but chronologically, I'm actually in my forties!""What." You blink."Well, the stuff they use on me isn't commercially available yet!" Belle chuckles. >Ask her more about Lillith.>Ask her more about Umbrella.>Ask about her age.>Other
>>33692751>>Ask her more about Lillith.>>Ask her more about Umbrella.
>>33692751>Ask her more about Umbrella.Never ask a woman her age.
>>33692751>Ask her more about Lillith.
>>33692751>>Ask her more about Umbrella.It's rude to ask a woman about her age.
Rolled 20>>33692751>>Ask her more about Lillith.>>Ask her more about Umbrella.Offer our office's contact details if she wishes to call lilith.
>>33692751>Ask her more about Lillith.Let's not interrogate Belle too much now shall we.
>>33692751>Ask her more about Lillith.Let's try to stay on safer ground with the woman we barely know, shall we?
>>33692751>>Ask her more about Lillith.>>Ask her more about Umbrella.I think we should be careful around Belle, I get the feeling she was involved in Lilith's incident.
>>33692751>>Ask her more about Lillith.>>Ask her more about Umbrella.>She still chugs coke like no tomorrow
>>33692751https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRnp4UPI-QkGuys, she's going to be our next mission.
>>33692853So what kind of genemods are we expecting? Bone blades, weaponized projectile vomit, etc.?At least she's not a necromorph
>>33692751>Ask her more about Lillith.>>33692913Please, no, I still have nightmares about running the gauntlet on Hellstar Remina from MGHQ.
>>33692913Considering this is Umbrella and she at the very least is over 10 years of idol work.I'm assuming T or G virus is keeping her young.So Tyrant or Nemesis, or the Mansion's designer's daughter, the one that didn't die
>>33692823>>>Ask her more about Lillith.>>>Ask her more about Umbrella.>>She still chugs coke like no tomorrowThis
>>33692751"Well then, if you were Lillith's teacher, then you must know quite a bit about her." You say."Oh? You want to know her deepest darkest secrets?" Belle says playfully. "Like what sort of fetishes she's into, or what kind of boys she likes?""More like what she was like when she was younger. How she was as an idol." You say. "She doesn't really talk about those times much.""Ah, I understand." Belle's smile wavers for a second. "She was a very cheerful girl, brimming with confidence and potential. She liked to talk about how she would be an idol forever, if you could believe that!""Then you know why she quit." You say."Yes..." Belle nods sadly. "You have to understand, up until that point Lillith had never seen the dark side of the business, and when she did... I think the disillusionment broke her. But... I'm glad she managed to find a life outside of idoling!"You could almost swear you could hear a hint of envy in her voice."All right then, can you tell me more about your sponsor, Umbrella Corp?""Well, Umbrella is the world's leader in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, cosmetic products, and the up and coming genemods!" Belle says happily, and then leans in closer. "Well, that's the official party line, anyways. Everybody knows Umbrella also has big investments in biological and viral warfare agents, and- whoops, it looks like I said too much!"At the corners of your eye, you could see two suited men with Umbrella pins closing in, mostly likely suspicious of why you were spending so much time with Belle."Anyways, can you get this letter to Lillith for me? It's very important that it reaches her!" Belle slips you a small flash drive. "It was nice to meet you!""Come on, Mister, time to move along." One of the Umbrella goons says as he slips his way between you and Belle.""I was just going on my way." You raise your hands defensively and back away.>Try to find Hillman>Look for some sponsors.>Just mingle with the crowd.>Other
>>33693106>Look for some sponsors.C.R.E.A.M.
>>33693106>>Just mingle with the crowd.Let's scope the place out before making a move.
>>33693106>>Try to find HillmanThen talk happily in front of DeRosa
>>33693106>Look for some sponsors.
>>33693106>Just mingle with the crowd.
>>33693106>Just mingle with the crowd.Let's try to read the mood a bit before we make our next move.
>>33693106Merc what does Hillman look like
>>33693147>implying DeRosa is here
>>33693106>>Look for some sponsors.
>>33693106>>Look for some sponsors.>>Just mingle with the crowd.Yup, she'll be the next boss battle
>>33693106>Just mingle with the crowd.>>33693178More like recuse attempt based off how 'very important' that letter is to her and that it gets to Lillith.
>>33693106>>Try to find Hillman>>Look for some sponsors.
>>33693200>More like recuse attempt based off how 'very important' that letter is to her and that it gets to Lillith.Read it, take snapshots with our eyes, send to lilith - just in case it gets pickpocketed or somethign
>>33693106>>Look for some sponsors.Because there is absolutely no way we could possibly not find lucrative sponsorship deals when we're in a space elevator built in a city where both are managed by some of the largest and most incompetent corporations ever.
>>33693106Well, it seems we are going to be going up against the big guys soon.>Look for some sponsors.Let's get some interest so they will pay attention during performances.
>>33693200>More like recuse attempt based off how 'very important' that letter is to her and that it gets to Lillith.also its totally suspicious she KNEW we were coming, pre-wrote it, just to give to us instead of mailing it.I smell lilith-targeted biowarfare agent from umbrella
>>33693106>Just mingle with the crowd.What the hell is on that drive? Man o man, is Belle looking to make a break and want us to take her in?
>>33693218I really doubt Producer is that terrible to get pick pocketed... And I rather not to do something like that in here, in this place. When we hit the car maybe... Even then I don't want to open before Lilith. >>33693233I find that unlikely as fuck also.
>>33693233Why wait this long to tie up loose ends, though? It just seems so...impotent.
>>33693233I would say it is more likely she is looking for extraction.
>>33693233No, that doesn't make much sense. She's likely asking for assistance or is looking to be a whistle blower.
>>33693233Might go after Cole too. Her manufacturer is in this room.
Rolled 19>>33693233Seems more like a pre-written message of help, that she held on in a faint hope of passing to someone who might be trustworthy
>>33693321Top of my list of what's about to go down.>>33693326 And this Anon nailed number two.
>>33693335That's what I think, not some suppa Paranoid shit.
>>33693106>"Like what sort of fetishes she's into, or what kind of boys she likes?">Yes please
Rolled 4>>33693106>>Look for some sponsors.Gimme sponsors who can get us armoured powered armour.
>>33693106Well, now that formalities were out of the way, it was time to get down to business. You start heading over to the section where most of the potential sponsors were hanging out. >roll 1d20
>>33693412Uh oh! Do you want to spend a STAR POWER point to get rid of that 1?You have 3 so far.>Y>N
>>33693405Can we use a Star Power on the 1 >>33693412 ?
>>33693507Vote here >>33693445
>>33693507Yer a little late
>>33693557There's always someone...
>>33693326On what? Is a Producer abusing his Idols, physically or otherwise? Unsafe work conditions that would make OSHA break out in hives? Corporate embezzlement? An Idol group resembles, tit for tat, inscriptions on ancient Sumerian tablets that foretell the end of the world with aforementioned Idol group as the harbingers of the coming chaos?
>>33693575inb4 there's a genderswapped Dethrok group in the story.
>>33693575Umbrella shenanigans I expect
>>33693445>STAR POWER POINT SPENT>2 POINTS REMAIN"So, do you recognize anybody here?" You ask."A few." Jenner points. "Those guys there are from Cyberdyne. They specialize in robotics, and even build a lot of OCP's designs under license. Over there, that's Toha Heavy Industries. They're a pretty big defense contractor, but they tend to focus on high quality, high cost, exotic technology. Over there is CMC, the world's leading power armor manufacturer. And right there is Shaw-Fujikawa. They mostly focus on building vehicles, but I heard that they're also developing a revolutionary space propulsion system for the Prometheus.""So, big names." You say."Yep. They're megacorps." Jenner says. "Some of them may not be the biggest or richest, but they make big waves in their respective fields.">Talk to Cyberdyne.>Talk to Toha Heavy Industries>Talk to CMC>Talk to Shaw-Fujikawa>Other
>>33693735>Talk to CMCCONFEDERATE MARINE CORPS BOYS!
>>33693623I will only accept this on two conditions--that they are just as incompetent as they are in the show, and that they keep their accents.
>>33693735>>Talk to Shaw-Fujikawa
>>33693735>Talk to Toha Heavy Industries
>>33693735>Talk to CMCHoly fuck, power armor gimme gimme.
Rolled 16>>33693735>>Talk to Toha Heavy IndustriesPowered armour.They have the gabriel pattern flying powered armour. They probably have simpler ground makes.The one jenner used in her DEA days was from Touha Heavy.
>>33693623>>33693751Genderswapped Ofdensen....>>33693735>>Talk to CMC
At this point will we get to the Idol vs Idol event ?
>>33693735>Talk to CMC
>>33693751Murderface would still have the same face (but is good enough on drums to make up for it)But I'm willing to go with that.
>>33693735>Talk to CMCHow I wish I had some Starcraft images saved right now.
>>33693735>>Talk to CMCSeems to have the fewest possible skeletons in the closet
>>33693735>>Talk to CMCWe need to have a commercial where Julie and/or Rochelle walk up to the camera, Gauss Rifl slung across their backs, and say that iconic "You wanna piece o'me, boy?!" line.
>>33693735>>Talk to CMC
>>33693791Murderface plays bass.
>>33693807Unless we have to fight an mutated pest problem
So when did we stop getting Star Power from fanart?
>>33693735>Talk to Shaw-FujikawaI'm pissing against the wind here, I suppose.
>>33693829Unlike Weyland-Yutani, at least the Confederacy managed to keep the Zerg contained until Mengsk ran roughshod through the facility.
>>33693818got that mixed up, my bad.
>>33693735>>Talk to Shaw-FujikawaThey might be able to spring us our very own Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird equilevant
>>33693807They certainly are the cleanest company on the list, aren't they? Compared to the tech giant that makes killer robots, an AI-centralized power armor producer, and maybe even the spaceship engine manufacturer.
>>33693735>Talk to CMCPower Armor Master Race.
I can't be the only one that doesn't want Starcraft power armor... Yes. Halo. I like the designs more. Games were ass.
>>33693832We never got them from those in the first place.
>>33693911Pretty sure we did anon.
>>33693896You're totally right.I want Section 8 power armor.But I'm willing to accept CMC as a runner up.
>>33693924VMQ was art/random stuff got us rerolls.Here? 20s or bust.
>>33693936We've gotten Star Power from fanart before and similar things in more recent quests from Merc
>>33693933Hell, I would live with that.Never got around to that game. Was it any good?
>>33693735>>Talk to Toha Heavy Industries
>>33693933Fuck me those burn in atmo entry sequences made me giggle like a little kid>>33693949was not very large content wise, and campaigns were short, but multiplayer was damn fun
>>33693949Campaign was shit, but I liked the gameplay.Nothing like rocketing into someone from 50'000 feet up.
>>33693847Well let's just hope Mengsk isn't around in this universe, eh? Zerg I'm less hopeful for--bioengineering is a thing in this future, after all.
>>33693933I will forever maintain my position that Section 8 power armor is the sexiest known to man.And I refuse to budge from my position.
>>33693896MJOLNIR armor would be just dandy, but there's so much that needs to go into just wearing MJOLNIR that I think it wouldn't be worth it. Of course, that's not even mentioning the possibility of being crippled during the augmentation process.
>>33694027dude, all of that only applies to the SII pattern suits and interfaces, from the SIII program onwards it was a passive non invasive system unless you had neural implants to plug into, it was more 'wearing' the suit than the SI and SII's having their armor 'grafted' onto them
>>33694027You do realize I was speaking of design, as in looks, not the tech going behind it, right? You know shit that gets hand waved in this type of quest. No? Thought as much.
>>33693735You head over to the CMC delegation. One of the figures, a broad, heavy set, balding man steps forward."You got business with us, son?" He says with a bit of a southern drawl."Oh, well, I'm the Producer from Clover Entertainment. I was just looking for potential sponsors...""Well you came to the right place, son!" The man laughs and gives you a hearty slap on the back. "I'm the Vice President of CMC, Edmund Duke! Pleased to meet ya!""The pleasure is all mine." You reply. "So, I understand you're looking for an idol company to sponsor?""Yep, we're in a bit of a rough spot, you see." Duke nods. "Those bastards in THI and Weyland Yutani are looking to edge into our turf, like those damn South Americans trying to cross the border!"You just nod silently, not commenting on his pretty racially insensitive joke."Anyways, we were thinking getting some public awareness out there will do us some good!""Well, Clover can provide that, easily." You say."I'm sure you can." Duke nods. "But we at CMC respect STRENGTH and INTEGRITY. Your gals gotta prove they got the GUTS and GRIT to be able to advertise our product!"You understood corporate double speak well enough that they were intending to prove yourself with a job."And would we have any opportunities to prove that?" You ask.(cont)
>>33694093"Well now." Duke leans forward, close to your ear. "Word is, Weyland Yutani's gonna be rolling out a new model of power armor they say is gonna put us outta business. Now, other word is that the designer of said model of power armor, well, she ain't happy with working under old man Yutani. Now, if CMC were to scoop her up, well then, we'd have a bit of a fighting chance!""I see..." You nod. So essentially, CMC wanted you to basically extract a Weyland Yutani employee so that she could defect to them."And what would we get in return?" You ask."Why, only access to the best power armor in these United States, and the world! Cheaper than that overpriced crap THI makes, and better than those cheap Chinese knockoffs! Now what do ya say?">I'll take the job.>I'm not interested.>I'll think about it.>Other
>>33694106>I'll think about it.>Exchange contacts?I'm sure he will understand, as one professional to another, if we keep our options open.
>>33694106>>I'll think about it.
>>33694106>I'll think about it.Shop around. This is business.
>>33694106>I'll think about it.
>>33694106>I'll take the job.>OtherIf one of our Idols (Julies) has a exclusive photoshoot with the power armor.I think she can benefit from this
Rolled 1>>33694106>>I'll take the job.They sounds like the type who would take offense at hedging bets.
>>33694106>>I'll think about it.Let's go see Toha Heavy Industrials next. If they make better power armor, then we should go get their shit instead.
>>33694106>I'll take the job.
>>33694106I like this Edmund guy--he seems like the kinda guy that eats burgers, claps at everything, and bleeds FREEDOM. I feel like we're gonna get along famously.>I'll take the job.Also, we should leave this guy with our business card.
>>33694143>>33694121>>33694131>>33694133>>33694134Guys, I don't think we should be picky and I'm not sure how long we're going to be on. I want to see our idols beat the other via singing and fighting already
>>33694106>>I'll take the job.
>>33694106>I'll think about it.If I recall right, the Captain is working for THI right? It be worth at least talking to them.
>>33694106>I'll take the job.Well, I'm sold.
>>33694106>I'll think about it.Ah, casual racism, so funny... I hate people like this.
Rolled 13>>33694106>>I'll take the jobGo murrikan
>>33694106I want Julie to do Photoshoots in power armorI mean singing and dancing is good but, I like a good photoshoot.
>>33694169I'd be more concerned that you folks don't wanna buy American. I get that this is a multinational business, but support your country goddamit!
>>33694241I'll take the one that pays better and offers better gear.
>>33694241Honestly, Just take the offer and I really want to do a photoshoot with Julie though, seems like a perfect covergirl for power armor stuff
>>33694106>>I'll think about it.Running extraction on a megacorp is evidence you have made it, but it will be necessary to review everything, make sure we can swing that shit.
>>33694241He's clearly a fake American. We don't have nobility or Dukes in our country.
>>33694230Photoshoots are good and all, but I think we should start having our girls release singles on the music side of things. Is it too early to be talking collaborations with rappers the young folk are in to these days?
>>33694297I guess, it's just that we never did offer with photoshoots other then Rochelle, even with Rin who specializes in it we don't do much with it.Also the image in Julie in power armor in nice
>>33694106I'll take the job.
>>33694329see>>33691724It's most likely been done off screen.We're not going to see every single job because god damn that would drag on forever.
>>33694346I know but I kind of would like to see some of it though. Just saying
Rolled 2>>33694106Well damn, you guys tied it up, so I guess we'll just have to roll a tiebreaker.
>>33694372Why? >rin goes to a photoshoot>gets pictures taken>leaves>wowitwasnothing.png
>>33694389"It's a tempting offer. I'll think on it." You say."Ah, well, if you make up your mind, give us a call!" Duke slaps you on the back again and hands you his card.Wincing at the pain in your back, you return to Jenner."That seems to have gone well.""I guess." You nod.>Talk to Cyberdyne.>Talk to Toha Heavy Industries>Talk to Shaw-Fujikawa>Try to find Hillman>Just mingle with the crowd.>Other
>>33694421>>Talk to Toha Heavy Industries
>>33694390mostly because we focused more on the merc side that we rarely see the idol side that much.I mean Niko and Rin are our performance idols but we see Rin more due to being the face of the company, I kind of want to see a bit of Niko as well.Doesn't have to be a concert or photoshoot though the latter kind of interest me if we go CMC since I kind the idea Julie in Power Armor fun But also see the performance idol side of things too.
>>33694421>Talk to Toha Heavy Industries
>>33694421>Try to find Hillman
>>33694421>>Just mingle with the crowd.Wasn't Toha-Heavy industries one of our sponsor's competitors? Correct me if I'm wrong
>>33694421>Talk to Toha Heavy IndustriesI do want to talk to them if The Captain does put a word for us.>"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."
>>33694421>>Talk to Toha Heavy IndustriesWe have contacts that will put in a good word, so why not.
>>33694453Only known rival is for Neucom and that's General Resources.
>>33694421>>Try to find Hillmantide pissing that and I want to see how he's doing.
>>33694421You decide to make your way over to the Toha Heavy Industries delegation. What you notice immediately, though, is that their representative was a cyborg, and wasn't even trying to hide it it."Oh, hello there, I am Assistant Director Ochai." The cyborg reaches his hand out for a shake."Um, pleasure. I'm the Producer of Clover Entertainment." You say, returning the handshake."I assume you're looking for a sponsorship?" He says, his unblinking, bug-like augmetic eyes staring straight into your soul."Yeah." You nod. "Actually, I'm an acquaintance of the Captain. She said she was working for you.""Ah yes, for a retrieval job." Ochai nods. "Well, if you're acquainted with her, that must mean you are rather skilled.""I was in her unit." You say."Ah! Then you most likely used some of our products at some point!" Ochai smiles, or at least tries to. "Then you should know the superiority or THI technology. The other megacorps simply make too many compromises to design for silly things like saving on costs. Well, in THI, we believe a customer should get his money's worth!""So what would it take to get your sponsorship?" You ask."Well, if you know the Captain, then assisting her with her current mission should be enough." Ochai says. "Of course, if you succeed, you will have access to our wide array of specialized personal weaponry and equipment.">It's a deal, then.>Not interested.>I'll think on it.>Other
>>33694641>>It's a deal, then.
>>33694641>It's a deal, then.
>>33694641>>It's a deal, then.we already told the cap we would help her
>>33694641>>It's a deal, then.>Have Rochelle and Niko do some covershots insome of their catalogs
>>33694641>>It's a deal, then
>>33694641>I'll think on it.I'm willing to play fair. We said we think on Dukes we do the same here. After this Find hillman
>>33694641>>I'll think on it.Quality products have a high price tag. Even if they offer us a discount, I hav ea feeling that this company's products are expensive.
>>33694683Dunno.... Duke's mission implies sneaking out an employee, not helping someone freelance, and I doubt the Captain would be amused to have her current job be sabotaged.
>>33694641>>>It's a deal, then.Then find Hillman
>>33694728Huh. Yes, Dukes mission is to sneak out an engineer from Weyland Yutani but where does that have anything to do with Captain who is going after Mercs took something from THI?
>>33694756Is it Ripley?
>>33694756>but what does> Mercs that tookLate. Forgive me.
>>33694764>>33694784It is a she, so maybe?
>>33694641"It's a deal, then." You nod."Excellent!" Ochai says happily. "Then once you retrieve our property, let us know, and we will handle the paperwork!""Nice doing business with you." You shake Ochai's hand.With that piece of business done, you do a quick check back to your girls. Cole is basically stuffing her face with everything she could get her hands on, much to Rin and Rochelle's exasperation. Meanwhile, the other idols just stare, though you can tell they were envious ones. Boy, it must be nice to not care about how much you eat.>Meet up with your girls.>Try to find Hillman>Just mingle with the crowd.>Other
>>33694847>Try to find Hillman
>>33694847Try to find Hillman
>>33694847>>Meet up with your girls.seeing how this comes up just now, I'm a bit worried.
>>33694847>Meet up with your girls.>Try to find Hillman
>>33694847>>Meet up with your girlsCole, Never change.
>>33694847>Meet up with your girls.>Try to find HillmanWant to meet with our buddy,Hillman but i am concern about the potential bullying
>>33694847>Try to find Hillman>Ping our girls asking them how they're doingWe don't need to see see them for this. I feel bad for anyone fucking with them.
>>33694847>Meet up with your girls.>>Try to find Hillman
Rolled 20>>33694847>>Try to find HillmanI wonder if horizon made their way up here
>>33694873>concern about the potential bullyingI wouldn't be. Not with Cole and Rochelle there. There's going to be line of broken arms.
>>33694847>>Try to find Hillman
>>33694894If anything, Cole is bullying the other idols by essentially gorging herself with food they aren't allowed to eat.
>>33694847>>>Try to find Hillman
>>33694847"Cole, table manners, please." You sigh as you pull her away from the table by the collar."What?" Cole looks at you curiously, her mouth still stuffed with crab cakes."Swallow before you talk." You sigh. "I thought we went though this already." "But it's soooooooo goood!" Cole whines. "We were actually betting how many she could eat before she throws up." Rochelle adds in."And I was winning, too." Rin sighed."You two are not helping.""Producer!""Hillman?" You see your fellow producer approach. Behind him were Kaleidoscope, Heartlancer, and Shadowblade in full magical girl regalia. "Good to see you came!""How could I not?" Hillman laughs. "Enjoying the party?""You bet." You grin. "Already lined up a potential sponsor.""No kidding?" Hillman grins. "Damn, guess we gotta get to work, right girls?""Right!" His magical girls chime.As your and Hillman's idols get together to start catching up, you continue talking to Hillman."So, how have things been going on your end?""Oh, pretty good, so far. The shows are going pretty well. We're actually negotiating for a full tv series.""That's great." You nod. "Well, I'm hoping we can line up some big jobs after this. We've already got a big ensemble, and with some big sponsors backing us, I can even see us going straight to District One.""Ever the ambitious one." Hillman laughs. "DeRosa giving you any trouble?""Nah, he's been pretty quiet so far." You shrug. "I'm hoping he just plain forgot about the whole thing.""More likely biding his time." Hillman snorts."Yeah, probably." You sigh.(cont)
>>33695112"Excuse me, sir?" A feminine, slightly accented voice interrupts the both of you. You turn to see a woman in a lab coat bearing Umbrella's logo. No doubt part of Umbrella's delegation."I'm sorry to intrude, by my curiosity demands it. Who exactly is that girl over there?" The scientist points straight to Cole."Um...">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!
>>33695117Welp....Nice knowing you Cole.And thanks, Merc. As always.
>>33695117>This bitchCan we just killer her and call it a day?
>>33695136Whoa, sounding pretty edgy there, man.
Rolled 13>>33695117Dont you dare touch my daughteru.
>>33695144Maybe a little. I just couldn't stand her in the game. The Foundry guy? Loved him. Her? Not so much.
>>33695117Dammit Merc, I hate cliffhangers
Good news is she doesn't recognize her immediately. Bad news is that she piqued her interest.I hope experiments/clones/artificial humans/whatever have rights...
>>33695136Nah man. We need her to develop tech based on alien science when our idol company is commissioned to X-Com project.
Rolled 17>>33695117If she presses.I wonder if we can get away by saying: "no you're not touching my daughter'.
>>33695167If they don't have rights, then they're simply property right? Does that mean we have no legal ownership over her as a guardian?
>>33695117>Commander, if I may,>Commander, if I may,>Commander, if I may,>Commander, if I may,GOD DAMN IT IM SO DONE WITH YOU BITCH
>>33695175Well in this sticky situation, anything will do aside from killing her or punching her for her disingenuous assertions.
If this bitch says that she can unlock more powers if Cole goes with them, I say fuck them. Cole's smart enough to create new powers.
>>33695261Well to be fair, I rather leave it up to Cole it's her choice.
>>33695117>VahlenWell nuts, we stole from a multinational paramilitary organization. What are the chances they'll be bringing in a Skyranger and abducting Cole with the good old Suppression/Arc Thrower one-two punch?
>>33695282A bigger question is what the hell was Cole doing in the Tombs in the first place? If anything these Umbrella people are rivals to another organization and are completely unrelated to Cole.
>>33695281Gonna have to agree with anon here. Cole is nobody's property, she can make her own decisions even if she's a bit hot-headed.
>>33695261What's the worst that a week or three with Vahlen could do? It's not like the woman would lock Cole up in Alien Containment and poke and prod her like she would a Muton before having her euthanized, put on ice, and sold on the Gray Market to start the entire process over again.And what if she does happen to help her like the Captain's helped Rochelle?
>>33695371All this is going to hinge on what's on that flash drive. Nothing gets agreed to until that's been reviewed.As much I as like to give characters free choice like >>33695281 However, this is different. With that one letter/flash drive we can't simply let her agree to anything with them or her.Even then I prefer her not to and find some means to accomplish helping her.
>>33695436>some other means
Rolled 3>>33695436I dunno.I get the feeling that cole is some experiment that got away and now they might want to claim her back.Well its either that or that woman is cole's mother.