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/Gc493T8TFACILITIES: 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!Right now was a pretty hectic day. You just kidnapped one of the most famous idols in the world, just found out one of your idols is a genetically engineered clone, and now you're making plans to attack a rival idol company. Never a dull day, huh? You also heard that Dr. Vahlen has already arrived to check out the data you managed to steal from Umbrella. >Talk with Dr. Vahlen>Have THE TALK with Cole>Plan out your raid on Rose Entertainment.>Other
>>35310852>Have THE TALK with ColeFirst things first
>>35310852>>Talk with Dr. Vahlen
>>35310852She's gotta know>Talk with Dr. Vahlen
>>35310852>Have THE TALK with ColeWell you see Cole, there are the Birds and the Bees.
>>35310852>Talk with Dr. Vahlen
>>35310852>>Have THE TALK with ColeGet Lillith on standby, this could get ugly.
Time to puke out some thoughts after last thread’s revelations:1. I hope Mr. Vahlen put Cole in a capsule (a la Last Son of Krypton) or else she’d just land in a pile of biohazard waste.2. I think that Cole has to learn about her origins from Producer, Lilith, and maybe Vahlen. Having Vahlen there during the explanation could have things play out differently compared to having her wait outside until it’s appropriate for her to enter.3. We have to be prepared if Cole becomes unfit to go on mission, or idol activities4. If all else fails, pull out the Mr. Rodgers Card: “I like you just the way you are, and there are others who like you too.” Or “You made every day special by being yourself.”5. Now that you think about it, the dad probably had to stay at the lab for long periods of time just to look after his research and Cole at the cost of bein1. I hope Mr. Vahlen put Cole in a capsule (a la Last Son of Krypton) or else she’d just land in a pile of biohazard waste.2. I think that Cole has to learn about her origins from Producer, Lilith, and maybe Vahlen. Having Vahlen there during the explanation could have things play out differently compared to having her wait outside until it’s appropriate for her to enter.3. We have to be prepared if Cole becomes unfit to go on mission, or idol activities4. If all else fails, pull out the Mr. Rodgers Card: “I like you just the way you are, and there are others who like you too.” Or “You made every day special by being yourself.”5. Now that you think about it, the dad probably had to stay at the lab for long periods of time just to look after his research and Cole at the cost of being with his family. God knows how long he kept on making excuses and promises. Make sure g with his family. God knows how long he kept on making excuses and promises.
>>35310852>have THE TALK with ColeMight as well get it out of the way
>>35310852>Talk with Dr. VahlenI thought we agreed Vahlen first on this.
>>35310852>>Have THE TALK with ColeHee.
>>35310945> We tell her the truth> She thinks this is some elaborate joke> All we can do is gaze morosely at her> She slowly realizes how serious we are> Tries to hold back tears> Fails> Lots of tears shed
>>35310978I'm assuming it's the morning after? Or it is just after the raid?
>>35311031>Right now was a pretty hectic day.After raid I would take it.
>>35310852>Talk with Dr. Vahlen.Commander to the research lab. Commander to the research lab.
>>35310852>>35311066Oh, then I change my mind from >>35310866To:>Talk with Dr. Vahlen
>>35311031One of the last things we did was call Dr. Vahlen and she was one her away if I recall. So same day as raid?
>>35310951Hopefully she'll overcome the 5 stages of grief before the op or else we may consider having her sit out.
>>35311124Worst case scenario, she locks herself in the Danger room and creates a fantasy world while we try to fish her out...
>We try to talk with Dr. Vahlen.>Goes straight to her voicemail.>Wonder why.>Check our email later today.>Encrypted mail from her, with a video attachment.>"If you're getting this email Producer, I have to apologise. My backup plans are kicking in, because I am most likely dead, or on the run.">"Please pass on my apologies to Cole.">"Please tell her I love her."
Need to pick up a few things so I will be back shortly.
>>35311191That's nice, but there's no need to call her, she's already here waiting to speak with us.
So we got one girl who believed that her parents abandoned her (when she never had any), and another girl who believed that she lost her father in an accident (which was actually a suicide)…Damn this is dark.
>>35311271wait, which one was the suicide?
>>35311271Wait, which girls are you referring to? I don't remember any suicides happening.
>>35311240Oh yeah. Definitely. No problems here. Just a hypothetical.
>>35311289>>35311297I'm thinking Mr vahlen killed himself judging by his last entry.
>>35311338ooooooh, you're referring to Dr. Vahlen's father. I thought you were talking about one of our girls.
>>35311368... Uh. Dr. Vahlen is Cole's father.
>>35311389This is getting confusing...to me, Mr. Vahlen is the dad and Dr Vahlen is the daughter.
>>35311506Mr Vahlen is the dad in the audiologs. Dr Vahlen is our contact. Cole is related to them by way of genetic material used.
>>35311506Cole is a clone made from Vahlen's harvested dna. Mr Vahlen is their shared father, and they are technically identical sisters, aside from genemods.
We should ask Vahlen on what sold her that Cole was special.
>>35310852>Have THE TALK with Cole
>>35311639She was intrigued because Cole looks Exactly like she did when she was younger.
>>35310852You decide to have a talk with Dr. Vahlen first. By now, she would have been able to at least get a cursory inspection of the data you got her. You head back down to the data center, where Vahlen, under the watchful eye Himawari, skims through the data, her face frozen like stone."Did you find what you wanted?" You ask her."And more." Vahlen sighs. "Honestly, I had my fears but I didn't imagine my father would go to these lengths...""So, about Cole...""Yes, I apparently have a younger sister." Cole smiles sadly. "And yet we might as well be complete strangers.""Actually, I was planning on telling Cole the truth. Everything." You respond. "Including the fact that you're clones. I mean, if you're okay with that. I can leave your name out if you want.""I think that would be for the best." Vahlen looks away. "I wouldn't even know where to start.">Respect her wishes.>Try to convince her otherwise.>Other
>>35311980>Respect her wishes
>>35311980>Try to convince her otherwise.
>>35311980>>Respect her wishes.
>>35311980>Try to convince her otherwise.At the very least, listen in on the conversation we'll be having.
>>35311980Wait, shit, after reading that twice I change my vote here >>35312034 to>Try to convince her otherwise.
>>35311980>Try to convince her otherwise.Family is a wonderful thing to have, you shouldn't reject the possibility just because you're a little nervous.
>>35311980>>Respect her wishes.But remind her that Cole might want to know in the future.
>>35311980>>Respect her wishes."For now. Perhaps in time you can tell her yourself."
>>35311980>>Try to convince her otherwise.Might as well give it a shot
>>35311980>Try to convince her otherwise.There's a chance that Cole would want to know like what >>35312055 said. Think about it, if you had no family and suddenly were told you had a sister, maybe you would want to know about her.
>>35311980>Try to convince her otherwise.>OtherWhy don't we go tell her together? Might as well rip the bandaid off.
>>35311980>Try to convince her otherwise.I think Cole would be happy to have a family at last.
>>35311980>Try to convince her otherwise.Cole deserves to know she has family.
>>35311980>>Try and convince her otherwise
>>35311980"Come on, Vahlen." You shake your head. "Cole deserves to know, and sooner or later, she's going to put two and two together, especially now that I know where she gets her smarts from.""Perhaps." Vahlen sighs as she concedes. "It's just... not something I'm used to dealing with.""That's exactly what I felt when I first got this job." You laugh. "And look at where I am now.""I suppose." Vahlen nods. "But I'm surprised that you managed to get so much. Not only did you get the data I requested, but you also managed to obtain quite a few encrypted files, as well.""You won't happen to know what's in them, do you?""Unfortunately, no. There's no indication what these files might be, at least not until they're decrypted." Vahlen shakes her head.>Pity>Can you do anything about it?>Other
>>35311980>Respect her wishes.
>>35312271>Can you do anything about it?Not like it can hurt to ask.
>>35312271>>Can you do anything about it?
>>35312271>PityI don't think we should ask Vahlen to take the risk. Umbrella is on high alert right now and I don't want any heat.
>>35312271>Can you do anything about it?Those have been bugging me ever sense we got them. Intel is key in this world.
>>35312271>OtherWell let's take every precaution in decrypting these files. Do it in a wireless isolated room, on an isolated computer without any communication hardware. We should be safe then.
>>35312271>PityWe've already asked enough out of her. Let our people work those files at their own pace.
Guys, I think I know why Niko is barely ever seen in this quest. Because she's actually a Spy and her family are descendants of a Ninja clan.
>>35312338You mean like how it's already being done?
>>35312271>PityUmbrella is already going to be suspicious that Belle's kidnapping was an inside job.Don't bring more suspicion on Vahlen.
>>35312370Some kind of deep cover idol...
>>35312325Between Vahlen and Himawari, I don't think we have any reason to worry. Worse comes to worse, They can physically deconnect the severs from the net (and/or block wireless signals) so any Umbrella alarms on those files can not be sent to them when they pop them open.
>>35312427Next thing you know, she's more capable than our entire Combat idol team and we could've just asked her to take out all of our enemies singlehandedly....
>>35312370It's kinda sad that we've neglected her ever since she joined up. We should take some time to get to know her.
>>35312456Well, if we did a guerrilla concert she might actually be useful.
>>35312271>>Can you do anything about it?>>35312456It does't help that she's overshadowed by awesome.
>>35312271"That's a pity." You shake your head. "Guess it's just going to sit in the back of our hard drive for the time being, then.""It's probably for the best." Vahlen nods. "Umbrella has some very... nasty secret projects.""I'm sure they do.""Anyways," Vahlen glances at her watch. "I should be going. I've already set up a specialized care facility for Belle out in California. With this and the data you retrieved, we'll be sure to reverse whatever we did to her.">Good luck.>You should come see Cole first.>Other
>>35312524>You should come see Cole first.Also, did she get the genetic information for the biomods?
>>35312524>>OtherBring her along, but leave her out of the room when we tell Cole. If Cole wants to, introduce the two of them.
>>35312524>>You should come see Cole first.Just a meet and greet. When she leaves, we tell Cole everything.
>>35312524>You should come see Cole first.You should probably exchange contact information, so you two can talk later.
>>35312524>>You should come see Cole first.
>>35312524>You should come see Cole first.
>>35312524>OtherBring her along, but leave it up to Cole if they actually meet or not.
>You should come see Cole first.
>>35312524>>OtherBring her along
>>35312524This sounds fine >>35312583
So how do you think we'll begin "The Talk"? I mean, we can't really mention things that give her false hope.
>>35312524Changing from >>35312577To >>35312583
>>35312475This right here. I'd love to get to finally interact with Niko, but we can't really get to fit her into the narrative unless we do one of these.
>>35312524I support this >>35312583
>>35312704As an added plus, The concerts are likely to give us badly needed influence in the many zones in this city. We haven't moved the needle in any direction for far too many threads.
>>35312793Do you ever notice in games like these, where it all starts with the goal of "Being Number 1 Pokemon Master/Idol Producer/Themepark owner/Etc., it always somehow brings in another plot at the same time?
>>35312857That's what I love about em, anon.
>>35312857Yeah, it's like narrative causality actually exists or something!
>>35312793Too much operatan', not enough Idolan'
>>35312793That's mostly because all we've been doing lately is combat jobs. I kinda want to get back to doing some actual Idol jobs.
>>35312857Time to create Theme Park Quest, where the sideplot that takes over the main plot is Giant Robots.
>>35312913>Too much operatan'No such thing as too much operatan', anon.But I'll agree we should focus more on the Idol side of our business.
>>35312913Just this last stretch of threads, really. We've sorta had a succession of huge ass character relevant missions, hope we get back to Idoling soon, though, our we're going to go bankrupt.All that said, you can never have to much operatan'.
>>35312969During the Day, you manage the theme park and get customers. During the night, the park transforms into a giant robot that fights other giant robot themeparks in order to ruin their rides and stuff. The money earned during the day is used to attract customers and maintain the park's rides, and weapons.
>>35312969That is the best idea I've heard in the last few weeks.I'd read the fuck out of a quest like that.
>>35312969Its secretly super robot questAll of the giant robots are actually disguised as theme park equipment fighting evil and the like, and then they form a larger robot that doubles as a SUPER RIDE post operations.You are a wonderful anon
>>35312933Yeah, this is called Cyberpunk Idol Quest for a reasonAlso, am I the only one here whose scared Merc will off one of the girls to make us feel
>>35313005With your pic, we should do the raid on the other idol studio dressed as bunnies.
>>35312969>>35313006>>35313066This shit writes itself!
>>35312524"You should come see Cole first." You say."I don't know if that's a good idea." Vahlen frowns."You don't even have t come into the room. Just wait outside, and if Cole is up for it, you can come in." You say."In that case...." Vahlen nods reluctantly at the compromise."Then let's go." You lead Vahlen up the elevator to the hab block. The common areas appear to be empty, no doubt because your idols were getting some well deserved rest. You head to Cole's door and knock."Fuck off." You hear her grunt."It's me." You sigh."Oh, well I guess you can come in, then." She grumbles.You open the door to see Cole turn from her desk, which is covered with books of all kinds, from textbooks on electrical engineering to fairy tale compilations. "So what's this all about?" She asks. "I was about to see if Goldilocks was gonna get eaten for being a thieving whore."You just smile and shake your head before explaining things to her. Everything. Your initial contact with Vahlen, your deal with her to help Belle, the data you found on the hard drive, how she was a clone and technically Vahlen's sister, everything.Cole is silent for a few seconds as she tries to process everything before finally speaking up."Cool." She says simply."That's it?" You blink."Yeah, it's great to finally know." Cole nods. "But that shit's all in the past, you know? I don't give two fucks who I used to be, or where I used to live. I'm here with you and the others, and that's just fine with me. If I also happen to be a clone, then eh. If all my important bits still work then there's nothing to worry about." Huh, she handled that waaaaay better than you thought she would. "You live in a shithole like the Tombs long enough and you learn not to sweat the small stuff." Cole adds.Well, that sort of made sense."So you're good?""I guess." Cole nods.>Ask her if she wants to see Vahlen.>Let her go about her business.>Other
>>35313006The rocket ride is actually a cleverly disguised multi rocket launcher, the rollercoaster transforms as a magnetically accelerated kinetic penetrator, and the hotdog carts are actually hand grenades.
>>35313070>scared Merc will off one of the girls to make us feelI think a crit fail dice roll will do that for him. Or at least give him an excuse to off one of them.
>>35313105>>OtherGive her a hug.
>>35313105>Let her go about her business.I guess Vahlen can leave knowing Cole is happy.
>>35313105>>Ask her if she wants to see Vahlen.sounds like a front my dear
>>35313105>Ask her if she wants to see Vahlen.Also, note to self to see Lilith to make sure Cole is actually doing ok.
>>35313105>>Ask her if she wants to see Vahlen.Might as well if we asked Vahlen to tag along with us in the first place.
>>35313105>>Ask her if she wants to see Vahlen.
>>35313070... But why? Pretty much the reason anyone follows the quest is BECAUSE of the daughterus. We're already feeling. You feel?
>>35313105Oh Cole, you're so....you.>Ask her is she wants to see Vahlen.
>>35313084Remember to double-tap.
>>35313114Might as well make the Ferris Wheel into either a Buzzsaw or round shield.
>>35313105>Ask her if she wants to see Vahlen.
>>35313105>Ask her if she wants to see Vahlen. Otherwise,>Let her go about her business.WHY NOT BOTH?Also, Cole a best.
>>35313261Because they're mutually exclusive?
>>35313105>from textbooks on electrical engineeringwut
>>35313299Have we told her a bedtime story yet?
>>35313105"You know, Vahlen is right outside if you want to see her.""Erm." Cole frowns. "You know I don't deal well with strangers.""She's not a stranger, she's technically your sister." You point out."By blood, only." Cole retorts."Quit being a baby about this." Sigh."Fine!" Cole pouts. "Show her in, then!"You open the door and Dr. Vahlen sheepishly enters."Cole." She smiles awkwardly. "I think we have a lot to talk about."You decide to let the two sisters have their privacy and quietly exit the room. Besides, you still had other things to take care of. >Plan out the raid on Rose Entertainment.>Check on an idol. (specify)>Other
>>35313105>Ask her if she wants to see Vahlen.Ask her if we cool too?
>>35313105>Ask her if she want to see Vahlen.
>>35313105>Ask her if she wants to see Vahlen.>>35313299Considering she can generate electricty at will, this is not a bad idea for her.
>>35313299perhaps improving her abilities? It's what Magneto did; he went and studied Magnetism heavily. It's little wonder that he's a top ranked Mutant.
>>35313338>>Check on an idol. (specify)Niko. See if she's really a ninja.
>>35313338Check on an idol. (niko)
>>35313338Aww, they were both hesitant to meet each other. Guess they really are clones.
>>35313338>Check on an idol. (Belle)IS THERE LEWDS GOING ON?
>>35313338>Plan out the raid on Rose Entertainment.god, now I want to know what's being said in there. Merc, can you write up a bonus on what they said?
>>35313355>That bookMy fucking sides.
>>35313338>>Check on an idol. (Niko, because why not)Is there a reason we forced Cole to hang out with Vahlen?
>>35313338>Check on an idol. (Niko)Let's finally properly get to know her.
>>35313400nope, just happy endings
>>35313338>Check on an idol. Niko
>>35313338>>Check on an idol. (Niko or Morgan)One for Niko we rarely see her.Morgan, I want time with her
>>35313355>Check on an idol. (Niko)SUDDENLY NIKO THREAD!Inb4 she really is an Umbrella spy and we must put her down.
>>35313338>Check on an idol. (specify)Niko and Morgan.
>>35313338>>Check on an idol. (specify)Niko or Morgan.
>>35313483that would hurt my emotions
>>35313338>>Check on an idol. (Niko or Morgan)
>>35313503it's like one of the game mechanics that if you didn't interact with the NPCs at all, they would have been just fine plotwise
>>35313338You decide to check in on Niko, who's actually practicing playing her electrical guitar. "Hey, Producer!" She chimes when she sees you approach. "What brings you up here?""Ah, nothing really. Just checking to see how things are." You say. "Kinda bored, honestly." NIko sighs loudly as she leans back in her chair. "So far, I've been playing second fiddle to Rin all this time. She always gets all the lead parts, and always gets to go out on all the fun social stuff! I mean, it's great and all, but it gets a bit frustrating when you're in her shadow all the time.""Ah, so you want to try heading a performance?" You raise an eyebrow."Can you do that? REALLY!?" She's suddenly right in front of you, her eyes sparkling.>Would I ever lie to you?>I'm just considering it.>Other
>>35313566but it wasn't our fault that we couldn't talk to her it just happened that way because of the story lines we were in
>>35313646>>OtherMaybe a Duet...
>>35313646>>Would I ever lie to you?
>>35313646>>OtherLet's talk about it with everyone, fellow idols and staff
>>35313646>>Would I ever lie to you?Turn on that charm, Producer!
>>35313646>Would I ever lie to you?I'm sure Rin wouldn't mind giving someone else the spotlight
>>35313646>>Would I ever lie to you?We'll need to start some aggressive concerts, so get ready for some guerrilla warfare.
>>35313646>>Would I ever lie to you?Let's give her a chance
>>35313646>Would I ever lie to you?
>>35313646>Would I ever lie to you?>OtherApologize to her for letting her not getting top billing on shows for awhile. Play to her ego and all that. I'm sure it'll make her happy.
>>35313646>Other what kind of performance do you want to dolet let her decide
>>35313172We'll tell the girls that uniform is bunnies, but not tell them what specifically the uniform is. We'll see who comes in Playboy bunny outfits and who comes in rabbit footie pajamas.
>>35313716her first and only chanceInb4 triple onesEnemy Sniper Idol: Headshot!
>>35313646>Other"I'll see what I can put together, maybe a guerilla concert once the other girls are rested up and ready to back you up."
>>35313761Yeah, um. Morgan's never had a good track record.
>>35313761>>35313790Well, it can't be bad forever, right?R-right? ;_;
>>35313747And that would certainly make things interesting since technically that would be a dick move in the idol business. Then we can get vengeance.>>35313790The first roll Morgan did for this quest was a crit via ability. Her S-Rank luck is probably gone since her last quest.
>>35313646>Would I ever lie to you?This is your one shot, your one opportunity, to seize everything you want. So you gonna capture it or let it slip.
>>35313646"Would I ever lie to you?" You grin. "Unfortunately, our next few are already booked, but I'll see if maybe we can cram in a guerrilla concert or two. Something tells me you prefer those kind of performances, anyways.""YESSS!" Niko hugs you. "You're the best, Producer!"You can't help but chuckle and ruffle her hair.>Ask her how her family is doing.>Go see how Morgan is doing.>Better start planning.>Other
>>35313913>>Ask her how her family is doing.
>>35313913>>Go see how Morgan is doing.
>>35313857A better one.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDXXi19_7iE
>>35313913>Go see how Morgan is doing.We may as well, she's sorta been on the sidelines.
>>35313913>Ask her how her family is doing.Bonding time ho!
>>35313913>Ask her how her family is doing.then>Go see how Morgan is doing.
>>35313913>>Ask her how her family is doing.We barely get to talk to this girl. It's time for character development!
>>35313913>Ask her how her family is doing.Then,>Go see how Morgan is doing.
>>35313913>Ask her how her family is doing.We do need to give some much needed attention to Niko, Morgan, and Sparky.And we don't talk with the rest of our staff anymore, outside of Jenner, Himawari, Lilith, and Falynn.........We don't talk with any of the men on our staff anymore.
>>35314001We have men in our staff?
welcome to character bloat and the fact that Merc's running more quests than most should
>>35313913>OtherAsk her if she's got a playlist ready and practised for her concert. Also anything special she'd like to use.then>Ask her how her family is doing
>>35314001Beach Episode. Lillith, Vahen, and Jenner in swimsuits.
>>35314012>>35314041Dance Instructor too
>>35314053what about the song writer
>>35314041The doctor, the dance instructor, the songwriter, and our accountant.Like, 4 people we don't talk with at all, and as seen here, almost completely forgotten.That's not including Marc himself, or our Boss.And Stig...is Stig.
>>35314053And the song writer, but only technically seeing he's a full full cyborg.
>>35314047Meh. Daughterus more fun and more interesting. I'd rather seem them doing beach shenanigans with the Producer.
>>35314072>or our Boss... We have a boss?
>>35314105ya the CEO of clover we a producer thats all
>>35314105The dude who hired us and got us the Harbinger.He's a very hands off boss.
>>35314080Oh that is obvious and is the main course.Just seeing them in swimsuits will be nice is all.Melissa and Rochelle try to Throw Melissa into the Ocean.Julie trying to surf.Himawari dying/sunbathing Faylnn, Niko, and Rin burying the producer in sand.Morgan making a life size sand fortress .
>>35314149Suspiciously hands off.
>>35313913"Anyways, it's been a while since I've heard anything. How have your parents been doing?" You ask."Oh." Niko's mood suddenly darkens. "Too busy ignoring me, like usual. Apparently there' not too happy with my choice of career.""To be fair, I don't think a lot of parents imagine their children becoming idols." You point out."Yeah, well, they could at least acknowledge it." Niko grumps. "They keep insisting I'm in the middle of a 'phase'. I don't even accept the money they send my any more because it feels like they're only giving me an allowance out of pity.""I'm sorry to hear that." You say. "Yeah, well, once my citizenship application goes through I won't have to deal with my parents again." Niko grunts.>You shouldn't say things like that.>It can't be helped.>Other
>>35314178>>You shouldn't say things like that.
>>35314178>Other"There's no need to think that much of them. Your success will be proof enough to them that you made the right choice."
>>35314178>You shouldn't say things like that.You're young and there is still always time for them to change their tune when they see what you can really do.
>>35314178>Other i dont have any family so. . .
>>35314178>OtherThen prove them wrong. Cutting them out entirely isn't the best idea, but you might feel better after showing them just how wrong they are about you.
>>35314178>>You shouldn't say things like that.They're still your parents, after all.
>>35314204>>35314225mix of these
>>35314178I'll support this one >>35314204
>>35314178>You shouldn't say things like that.You may not be happy with them now, but they are your family. Prove them wrong and make them accept your choice by getting so good on stage, they can't deny you any more.
>>35314178>OtherPRODUCER STORYTIME! Something involving his family!
>>35314301Dey ded, Dim.
>>35314301You know, now that I think about it, we really don't know squat about the producer's life before he became the Producer. Aside from a handful of ambiguous stories of past ops and his relationship with the Captain, he might as well have popped out of the ether when he landed at Delta City Airport in the first thread.Makes me wonder if Merc has any plans involving his murky past at some point, or if he just wanted a blank slate for a PC.
>>35314350But we only know that Produce doesn't have a family. This is a chance to shed a but more background on him. Was he like Niko and ran away to join the army for a sense of adventure and to get away from his parents.Is he like Rochelle who wanted to live up to expectations? Or are like the tomb girls just a punk getting by before the military life caught him?
Hey Merc! You didn't expect us to go in this direction did you? I am still waiting for Jenner to tell us that she's pregnant with Producer's baby.
>>35314372That's the thing with Idol management P-sans, you barely know anything about them aside from how they act in situations.
>>35314410The fantasy Idol quest Producer had a pretty interesting backstory.
>>35314178"You shouldn't say things like that." You warn. "They're still your family, and you might end up regretting it later." "What makes you say that?" Niko frowns."Well, it wasn't necessarily me, but when I was in the Army, I knew a lot of kids who signed up just to spite their family." You sigh, reluctant to bring up some bad memories. "And when they get hit? The first thing they start crying for is their parent, and for some of them, it's the last thing they say. So don't take them for granted.""I... I'll keep that in mind." Niko nods, a bit taken aback."Besides." You smile and ruffle her hair. "That's why I'm giving you the opportunity to the take the stage, to prove them wrong in front of the whole world. How does that sound?""Sounds like a challenge." Niko grins. "You're damn right it is!" You laugh."Thanks a lot, Producer."With that, Niko returns to her guitar practice, noticeably much more lively than before.>Check on Morgan.>Start planning.>Other
>>35314453>>Check on Morgan.Let's see what she's doing.
>>35314453>Check on Morgan.
>>35314178>OtherPRODUCER STORYTIME!Something involving his family!
>>35314453>>Check on Morgan.
>>35314453>Check on Morgan.What's she up to between missions?
So if our idols had Puchis what would they be like?>Niko's would be a ninja that would hide everywhere>Cole would be like a cat; cold at first, but warms up to you later (also the guilty pleasure of using a spray bottle on her if she misbehaves...) and shocking everything>Sparky's puchi would frequently comically blow up>Rochelle's puchi would be "Perfect" and always loyal to P-san.Now what about the other girls?
>>35314453You decide to check up on Morgan next. You always kind of wondered what she did in between jobs. A quick check on your Harbinger net shows that she's up on the roof, apparently a typical hangout spot for a sniper. You head up there and see Morgan leaning against the safety rail, looking at Delta City's distant skyline."Enjoying the view?" You ask."You could say that." Morgan nods. "I like high places. It gives me a feeling of control.""Really?" You say, leaning against the rail next to her. "How so?""Because anything I can see lives or dies with a single pull of the trigger." Morgan holds up her shooting finger and wiggles it a bit."That's... an odd way to put it." You laugh nervously. "It's only natural. Shooting is in my family's blood." Morgan shrugs. "We live or die by our trigger fingers.">Ask her about her family.>Ask why she's into sniping so much. >Ask her how she's fitting in with the other girls.>Other
>>35314701>>Ask why she's into sniping so much.We kinda now a bit about her family.
>>35314701>Ask her how she's fitting in with the other girls.
>>35314701>>Ask her how she's fitting in with the other girls.
>>35314701>>Ask her how she's fitting in with the other girls.Have they been using you as a boyfriend? You have every right to demand they treat you like a girl and be their girlfriend, you know.
Really hoping that at the gurrilla consert, Niko does well enough that she turns the crowd into a bunch of moshing lunatics and becomes the Tunnel Snakes second fave idol
>>35314779Well that is certainly lewd since Morgan is the closest thing to a boy some of these girls can get in their....lewd activities...
>>35314779I rather if she just fits in normally and being wacky with the rest of them not that sort of romanic comedy/yuri-subtext
>>35314819>>35314779>>35314815Well we can always use the idea for non-canon smut. Every lewd night Morgan has to be the man and wear a sex toy.
>>35314542Puchis Cyberidols you say? Why haven't I thought about that sooner! Hm, good excuse to try Clip Studio Paint, yes.Oh and,>>35314701>Ask her how she's fitting in with the other girls.
>>35314701"So how are things going along with the other girls? I know they can sometimes pick on the newer members." You ask."It's not so bad." Morgan shrugs. "Rin is absolutely the friendliest girl I have ever met. I'd actually be glad to lay down my life to protect hers.""Let's hope it doesn't come to that.""Hopefully." Morgan nods. "Niko is not so bad, either. I guess she feels a bit of a connection since we are both rather tomboyish.""You do keep your hair rather short. I can understand how some people would get it mixed up."Being prone all the time means you'll have to keep cleaning up your hair if you keep it long." Morgan grunts. "I learned this the hard way. Anyways, Melissa and Cole are all right. Sparky can be a bit annoying at times but she means well. I don't really get along with Julie, though.""Why's that?" You raise an eyebrow."We just opposite fighting styles, I guess." Morgan shrugs. "She likes fighting up close, while I prefer to fight from afar. She keeps saying I'd lose in close fight because of my 'noodly arms'.""Did she actually say that?" "Yes. She rather likes using the term 'noodly'." Morgan nods. "We have not come to blows yet, but to insult a Russian's physical prowess is akin to poking a bear with a stick. You do. Not. Do. That.">Well, Julie could always use a bit of a beating.>Don't let her goad you into a fight.>Other
>>35314990>>Don't let her goad you into a fight.
>>35314990>Well, Julie could always use a bit of a beating to keep her humble.
>>35314990>>Well, Julie could always use a bit of a beating.>Offer to train her if she needs it.
>>35314990>Don't let her goad you into a fight.
>>35314990>>Well, Julie could always use a bit of a beating.SPETNAZ FIGHTING~
>>35314990>Well, Julie could always use a bit of a beating.
>>35314990>>Don't let her goad you into a fight.You provide far more help with that rifle than the girls will ever know, Morgan.
>>35314990>OtherWant me to set up a spar between you and Jules?
>>35315008>>35315025>>35315038>>35315046We know that she does well with a rifle, but I think this is a case where you grow friendship by beating the crap out of each other. You respect each other afterwards.
>>35314990FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
>>35314990maybe see how she actually does in hand to hand at some point weve never really tested her on that have we?
>>35315069But if she loses she'll lose morale.
>>35314990>Well, Julie could always use a bit of a beating
>>35314990>Well, Julie could always use a bit of a beating.Violence is the first step on the road to Befriending.
>>35314990>>Well, Julie could always use a bit of a beating.
>>35315086And she probably will, because she really IS noodly.
>>35315086How would you know, if anything offer her to make her stronger.Producer will teach her
>>35314990>OtherI could give you some Hand to Hand lessons if you like.
>>35315147And that's how idol lewds occur between Morgan and P-san.
>>35314990"Well, Julie could always use a bit of a beating." You chuckle."You'd allow that?" Morgan's eyes widen."Well, people like Julie, they best communicate with others through their fists." You say. "There are some people out there that believe you can't truly understand another person until you've traded blows with them.""It makes sense, I suppose." Morgan nods. "Though, to be fair, you may not be noodly, but she definitely has a strength advantage over you." "Your forget, sir, that I am not an ordinary person. I am Russian." Morgan says proudly. "I will not be the easy victory Julie think I will be.">That's the spirit.>I can give you some pointers, if you'd like.>Other
>>35315209It needs bearskin rugs and Vodka
>>35315235>I can give you some pointers, if you'd like
>>35315235>I can give you some pointers, if you'd like.Arrogance does not become you, Morgan.
>>35315235>>I can give you some pointers, if you'd like.Because Morgan will actually get her ass beat: Julie has the advantage of her in every aspect.
>>35315235>>That's the spirit.>>I can give you some pointers, if you'd like.
>>35315235>>I can give you some pointers, if you'd like.
>>35315235>That's the spirit.I don't want to give her any pointers, as it will show favoritism. Look if we give an advantage, we should give all our girls the same advantage not pick and choose.
>>35315267You guys egged her into trying to fight Julie, at least try to mitigate Morgan's humiliation.
>>35315235"Being Russian" dosnt win you fights on its own Morgan. Remember Julie comes from the tombs and has been fighting mostly with her fists her whole life. Take her seriously if you fight her because Russian bones break as easily as any of the others she's smashed.>I can give you some pointers
>>35315267It's not favoritism if we know she'll get her ass handed to her if she fight only on the belief of her being Russian.
>>35315235>>That's the spirit.>>I can give you some pointers, if you'd like.Both! We could even have a training montage set to synth-heavy 80's music!
>>35315317 The fact Julie has already beaten up Russian mercs before only hammers this point home
>>35315235"I can give you some pointers if you'd like." "Really?" Morgan raises an eyebrow. "What can I learn from you?""Many things." You say. "Come on. Hit me.""...what?" Morgan blinks."I'm ordering you to hit me. Or at least try." You smirk. "Unless you're scared?"Morgan pouts and pushes off from the rail, taking a fighting stance. You grin and do the same. Morgan takes a few swipes at you, but you easily dodge most of them and deflect the others with your arms. She definitely had some skill, no doubt trained from her family, but there were still a few gaps you could exploit. Her fighting style was too rigid and uniform, meaning she'd never had her skills tested in a real, down to earth brawl.You decide to strike back, lowering your arm, slipping two fingers under the hem of her skirt, and then raise your arm quickly, flipping up Morgan's skirt. Morgan squeaks in surprise and instinctively pushes her skirt back down to protect her modestly, which is when you initiate your true strike, flicking her hard on the forehead."Ow!" Morgan wails, rubbing her bruised forehead."Looks like it's my win." You laugh."You cheated." Morgan frowns."No, I WON." You correct her. "I've learned to fight dirty, and Julie has, too. You can't expect your opponent to fight by the rules. If that had been a real fight, I could have punched your head clean off. And then would you be complaining I cheated?""...no." Morgan concedes."And why?""Because I'd be dead." Morgan sighs. "Correct. Don't expect Julie to fight fair, because she won't. Fighting dirty, in fact, is probably going to be your best way of beating her. I'm going to tell you right now, she's too strong for you to beat in a straight fight.""I'll keep that in mind." Morgan nods."Anyways, that's pretty much all the girls except Rochelle.""Ah, well, Rochelle is my Tovarisch." Morgan says.>A what now?>That's pretty cute.>Other
>>35315670>A what now?Sorry, but I don't speak Russian
>>35315670>That's pretty cute.
>>35315670>>A what now?
>>35315670>>That's pretty cute.
>>35315670>>That's pretty cute.Producer, you are lewd.
>>35315670>That's pretty cute.I wonder if she'll give her a hat next. Like one of those nice fur caps.
>>35315670>That's pretty cute.I don't know what that means but it sounds adorable.
>>35315670Morgan x Rochelle lewds when?
>>35315670>>A what now?Produce flipping his idols skirts how lewd.I love it
>>35315670>>That's pretty cute.And then P-San tries to say a few words in very broken Russian that makes Morgan blush and giggle.
What color were Morgan's underwear?
>>35315748Holidays are coming up--might be a fun idea to start up a Secret Santa program in the office.
>>35315819>>35315825What are you talking about? Her boyshorts are black.
>>35315670"That's pretty cute." You smile. "Since when were the both of you comrades?""Well," Morgan blushes slightly. "She likes guns, I like guns. It was a match made in heaven."You sort of realize that girls like Rochelle and Morgan seemed to be shockingly easy to please. Now that you think about it, though, both girls had quite a lot in common. Military families, love for military equipment, and, erm, very tiny assets."That's nice to hear." You nod and glance at your watch. Damn, did that much time pass already? "Anyways, I need to be going. Producer stuff, and all."Morgan just nods as you head for the elevator before turning back to the railing.>Check in on another idol. (specify)>Start planning.>Other
>>35315993>>Start planning.Time to make the battle plan.
>>35315993>>Start planning.Alright, touched bases with our daughterus, lets get back to work.
>>35315993>>Check in on another idol. (specify)Sparky and Melissa? Sparky for more character infor/get her to confess blowing up the kitchenMelissa to see how she's feeling since meeting her bogieman
>>35315993>Check on Julie
>>35316034If P-san does truly discover the perps behind the kitchen incident, he's probably going to punish them by:1. Denying Sparky any explosives for 1 week in the studio.2. Making Cole eat vegen for 1 week and none of those "Vegan meats" (i.e. veggie dogs, veggie burgers, etc.). She is going pure veggie and fruits.
>>35315993>>Start planning.>>35316034Just let Sparky have her victory, jeez.
>>35316090I want to see that actually. Also I hope we can get to talk about more on Morgan's family.
>>35316096I just want to talk to more idols in general really
>>35315993You head down to the office to plan for your company's next move. Of course, Jenner is already there, ready to assist you."So, what will we be doing?" Jenner asks."Well, I was thinking that we should be putting up a guerrilla concert or two before the big one, to get our image out more." You say. "As well as up Niko's numbers.""Hm, that makes sense." Jenner nods. "Should we do it before or after the raid? Depending on where we stage the guerrilla concert, Rose might get involved. If we take out their capabilities first, we should be able to perform in their sectors with impunity. Or, we can just hold them in other districts while our idols are still fresh.">We'll handle the guerrilla concert after the raid.>We'll handle the guerrilla concert before the raid.>Other
>>35316236>>We'll handle the guerrilla concert before the raid.Give em the 1 2 punch!Weaken them at the concert first, then attack them at their base!
>>35316236>>OtherBoth. Have Niko draw their attention and hit em where it hurts when they go after her.
>>35316236>>We'll handle the guerrilla concert before the raid.
>>35316236>We'll handle the guerrilla concert after the raid.Knock them down, then kick them while they're down!
>>35316236>We'll handle the guerrilla concert before the raid.I like this idea. If they don't strike us during the concert, then that's great. If they do, it makes it seem more justified when we do our raid on them, as opposed to us striking preemptively.
Anyone have any 'punkish' music that could play during Niko's time in the spotlight?
>>35316236>>We'll handle the guerrilla concert after the raid.
>>35316236>We'll handle the guerrilla concert before the raid.
>>35316236>>We'll handle the guerrilla concert before the raid.What I'd like to know is where we'll hold it and what our tracklist will be.
>>35316236"I'd like to hold something like this before the raid." You say. "While our idols are still in prime condition.""All right." Jenner nods. "Now, we know that Rose Entertainment's interests mostly lie in Districts 1 and 2, so unless you want to directly provoke them, I suggest we stay away from those districts.">Yeah, we'll stay out of Districts 1 and 2.>No, we'll be performing in there anyways.>Other
>>35316509>>Yeah, we'll stay out of Districts 1 and 2.I think this will help out the Big Performance later on.
>>35316509>>No, we'll be performing in there anyways.
>>35316509>>Yeah, we'll stay out of Districts 1 and 2.Otherwise we should have performed in there anyways.
>>35316509>>Yeah, we'll stay out of Districts 1 and 2.Colony district.The one where we have 60 percent influence so we can get the perk
>>35316509>>Yeah, we'll stay out of Districts 1 and 2.
>>35316559Sorry, mean "otherwise we should have waited until after the raid"
>>35316509>No, we'll be performing in there anyways.
>>35316509>Yeah, we'll stay out of Districts 1 and 2.No need to be too risky.
>>35316554>>35316587>>35316595... Why didn't you guys vote to wait until AFTER the raid, then?
>>35316509>Yeah, we'll stay out of Districts 1 and 2.
>>35316618Because we want to antagonize them, and then catch them really off guard when we raid them. They won't expect us to raid them after moving in on their territory
>>35316618Maybe to focus on the districts where we are weaker or get the perk on the colony district.
First round of some Puchi Cyberidols, thanks to the Anon earlier who suggested the idea! Clip Studio Paint is fun. Will probably toss in a Puchi!Himawari and Puchi!Falynn as well! So stay tuned.
>>35316509"We'll probably be staying out of those districts." You assure her. "No need to put undue risk on Niko.""And what about Rin?" Jenner asks. "Do you want her there to back up Niko too, or should we just leave everything to Niko?">Bring Rin along.>Don't bring Rin along. >Other
>>35316641>Puchi!Morgan has a cork-shooting sniper rifleOh Lord my heart can't take this
>>35316674>>Don't bring Rin along.It's Niko's time to shine.
>>35316674>Don't bring Rin along.We promised Niko her time in the spotlight.
>>35316674>>Don't bring Rin along.Let Nico shine.
>>35316674>Don't bring Rin along. This is Niko's show, no need to upstage her.
>>35316674>>Don't bring Rin along.She might get overshadowed even if she's back up
>>35316641where's the link to send you all my money?
>>35316674>>Don't bring Rin along.
>>35316641Rochelle's Nerf gun and Morgan's rifle really sell it.
>>35316641MERC, GIVE HIM A STAR POWER FOR DAT
>>35316828Not until you do all the idols.
>>35316869do all the ladies of Clover. Lilith, Jenner, ECHO the dance instuctor
>>35316641Wow man the cute it hurts
>>35316869>>35316906I am but one drawfag! These things, they take time. I'll try my best though!
>>35316927Man take your time. Love the work.
>>35316927take your timestill no link to send you all my money drawfag
>>35316927Godspeed drawfag, take your time man
>>35316923Those fuckin' puchis man. They're pretty much distilled, high concentrated, weapons grade adorableness.
>>35316674"Nah, this is NIko's show. We shouldn't bring Rin along." You shake your head."Understandable." Jenner nods. "As for our planned raid against Rose Entertainment, I do have an important matter I want to clarify with you.""And that would be?" You raise an eyebrow."How do you intend to destroy their capabilities? Demolishing their facilities, incapacitating their idols, or both?"Huh, now that was an interesting question.>We'll destroy their facilities. >We'll incapacitate their idols.>A bit of both.>Other
>>35316975>>We'll incapacitate their idols.
>>35316975>>A bit of both.Hit em hard and make sure they can't get back up to try and assassinate our idols again. Non-lethal, of course.
>>35316975>>We'll destroy their facilities.Let's destroy their infrastructure.
>>35316975Just destroy the facilities. I don't want to go down to the same level as Derosa.
>>35316975>A bit of both.Take what they give us. Opening to destroy important areas, do it. A chance to capture or otherwise incapacitate their idols, we take it. Any and all openings.
>>35316975>We'll destroy their facilities.
>>35316975>>A bit of both.
>>35316975>>We'll destroy their facilities.Not down for hurting their girls if we can help it.
>>35316953I do it for you guys, no need for anything like that! Besides, supplying much needed star power is more than enough!Also,>35316975>A bit of both.
>>35316975>>A bit of both.some of their idols are more dangerous than others like that one who keeps sensing K-Wolf, and taking out all their facilities would leave us open to counter attacks
>>35316975>A bit of both.
Disfigure their idols and burn their facilities to the ground!
>>35317166Reminds me of The Phantom Pain.
>>35317166STANDING ON THE EDGE
>>35316975"I think we should do a bit of both." You say. "Disabling both their material and manpower should put a serious dent in their operations.""All right." Jenner nods. "Just remember, there's no going back from this.""I'm aware of that." You say. "Also, I'm getting reports that Julie and Morgan got into a fight." Jenner's eye falls upon you. "You didn't have anything to do with that, do you?""What do you mean by that?" You say innocently, trying to feign ignorance. "Because Morgan beat the snot out of Julie by flipping her skirt up and headbutting her." Jenner's eyes narrow. "Now where would she learn a move like that?""I honestly have no idea." You say, trying to your damndest not to laugh or smile."Okay..." Jenner frowns, not fully convinced, but finally turns away. "Anyways, I'll discuss with Ushiyama and David on what to do about setlists for the guerrilla concert.""Yeah, you do that." You say, exiting the room. "I'll uh, go assess the damage.""Yes, you do that." Jenner says, her tone oddly blank.As you leave the office, you feel that you've dodged a serious bullet there.>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 Tuesday!
>>35317254Great thread Merc. Got a lot of stuff done and now we got Niko in the spotlight.Also, getting puchis are a plus. See ya next time.
>>35317254>"Because Morgan beat the snot out of Julie by flipping her skirt up and headbutting her." Jenner's eyes narrow. "Now where would she learn a move like that?"Good girl.
>>35317254Hahaha, Morgan (one of) best girl.Too bad we didn't cover Sparky or Morgan, I hope we do sometime.Also How did the talk with Cole and Vahan go?
>>35317254>enner's eye falls upon you. "You didn't have anything to do with that, do you?">"What do you mean by that?" You say innocently, trying to feign ignorance.>"Because Morgan beat the snot out of Julie by flipping her skirt up and headbutting her." Jenner's eyes narrow. "Now where would she learn a move like that?">"I honestly have no idea." You say, trying to your damndest not to laugh or smile.good girl, you get extra headpatsJulie can have some tooProducer needs to teach Julie some moves so she can beat Morgan, then teach Morgan something to counter it, rinse and repeat for combat training/shenanigans
>>35317291We can always talk to Sparky next time, and I guess the talk went well trying to figure out what to do now.>>35317306And this is how you do an arms race.
>>35317254She's a quick learner, that one!
Will we ever learn the Producer's Past Merc?
>>35317325he killed a shit load of peoplehe is also a total badassend of story
>>35317254I hope we can talk to Jenner and get some clarity on our relationship soon.Thanks for running Merc!
>>35317254Thanks for running Merc, as much fun as ever.What's up with the pic, though?
>>35317325I don't think we will anon. There are 3 kinds of people; those who build a future, those who rebuild the past, and those who are stuck in the middle.Producer is building a future.
>>35317342I just felt like posting that.You have something against Julie, punk?
>>35317385More like Morgan kicking ass, or Julie having her skirt flipped.I'm fine with either.
>>35317385Merc will we have more discussions with Idols in future threads?Also did we decide n which district to hold the concert?