Time for the special Thursday edition!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%20Quest (Complete)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Pararescue%20Witches (Running)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Hunter%20Quest (Complete)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=gundam+build+fighters+quest (Complete)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Endless+Sky+Ace+Combat+Quest (Running)ROSTER AND STATS: http://pastebin.com/jUyCzJEeLOADOUTS: http://pastebin.com/BQxK1fvgFACILITIES: http://pastebin.com/nRw93LkiINFLUENCE: http://pastebin.com/eAGtGtgjYou 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!It was now the big day, just a scant few minutes before Clover Entertainment's biggest performance was due to start. The tickets have been sold, the audience has been seated, and now they were expecting a show.You've dodged bullets, fought religious zealots hand to hand, and survived some of the most hellish environments on the planet. And you couldn't stop sweating."Producer, are you okay?" Jenner asks you, a bit concerned.>OH YEAH, I'M TOTALLY FINE.>HELL NO, I'M TOTALLY FREAKING OUT.>Just preshow jitters.>Other
>>36711329>HELL NO, I'M TOTALLY FREAKING OUT.Because it's not just about the safety of our idols, but of the crowd's approval of them.
>>36711329>Just preshow jitters.Inside voice.
>>36711329>Just preshow jitters.If you're not calm of the girls how do you expect them to calm. Keep it in man.
>>36711329> HELL NO, I'M TOTALLY FREAKING OUT.
>>36711329>>HELL NO, I'M TOTALLY FREAKING OUT.>>otherHug jennerhugs are calming
>>36711329>HELL NO, I'M TOTALLY FREAKING OUT.
>>36711329>HELL NO, I'M TOTALLY FREAKING OUT."Jenner, maybe a kiss will calm me down?"
>>36711329>>Just preshow jitters.
>>36711384>>36711405Keep it professional guys. Save that for the post show party
>>36711329>Just preshow jitters.
>>36711329>Just preshow jitters.Put up a show of nonchalance to put the girls at ease. Producer can collapse into a nerveless heap after the show.
>>36711329>Just preshow jitters. Don't even have a kit to check over to give me something to do while I wait.
>>36711329>>OH YEAH, I'M TOTALLY FINE.
>>36711448What P-san doesn't have his pistol with him to field strip?
Why do I have an unnerving feeling that something will hit the fan and go horribly wrong...?
>>36711517This is a Merc quest. We're not allowed to have nice things.
>>36711517Because we have enemies who have yet to play their hands, people expecting the best of our idols,and a distinct lack of kidnappings by evil megacorps to steal our cute daughteru cole.
>>36711517Well if it's P-san getting hurt or sick. I kind of want to see this happen ..The girls fumbling around trying to help P-San get better but making it worse.Also help when you think they are wearing nurse outfits
>>36711581Dont do this to my heart anon
>>36711329"Ah, it's just preshow jitters." You say, trying to keep your anxiety contained. "Just the usual.""Uh huh." Jenner grunts, not entirely convinced. "Anyways, it'll be curtain call soon. Maybe you should say something to the girls before they start."Oh shoot, you totally didn't think of that."You... weren't thinking about that, were you?" Jenner raises an eyebrow."I totally did!" You say a bit too quickly. "Just uh, give me a minute." "Whatever you say, Producer." Jenner gives a slight grin and pinches your cheek. "Though I'm pretty sure the girls will cling to every word you say, regardless."Really now?" You say as you open the door to the girls' dressing room.>Anything in particular you would like to say?
>>36711763Girls We trained long and hard for this, we do this right we're hitting the big time. Know whatever happens I am Very proud of all of you. Go steal the show!
>>36711763Make sure to have fun! (If you're not having fun, the audience isn't having fun.)
>>36711763"You've practiced hard for this moment, you'll give a fine performance. Remember to have fun, and go out there and snag a heart."
>>36711763Go out there and have fun. Everything else will come after that. Good luck and please don't really break a leg. Please?
>>36711517>>36711563>>36711569Next thing you know, Umbrella hired The Bear to hold Vahlen hostage in exchange for their rightful property (i.e. Cole or her DNA sample).
>>36711763"Girls, you've trained long and hard for this, worked your way up and now the time has finally come to show Ushiyama, the staff, your rivals, your fans, and me, how far you've come."Focus. Control. Conviction. Resolve. A true idol lacks none of these attributes. Nothing can deter you from the performance except your own fear. This is your stage."Go out there and make me proud, girls."
>>36711763"This might be our biggest performance but just remember that this is nothing new to you girls. No matter what happens I'm proud of all of you. Now go out there and have some fun."
>>36711763Ok, girls. This is it. The moment We've all been waiting for. Our big break. We've trained long and hard. I must admit, when I first met some of you we had trouble. I didn't know what to make of you. For others I knew you we destined for greatness from the start. But as we stand here now all I see are the best idols I have ever laid eyes on. It makes me proud to be your producer. Now go out there and bare your souls to that audience. This is your moment and I am happy to have been the one to guide you to it. *Salute*
>>36711763"I will be taking lot's of photos."
>>36711859That's Producer's bread and butter he's fucking with there.
If this becomes a major success. Party?
>>36711763You open the door to see all of your idols gathered and dressed up, ready to take the stage. Even where you are, you can hear the distant booming of the eager crowd, and you know your idols can hear it, too. And you can tell they're all nervous, even if they don't look it. The way Melissa's leg twitches, or how Cole avoids eye contact. Rochelle's hands alternate between clenching and unclenching, while Rin tries to slow her breathing. Each girl has their own little tell. Well, time to do your part. "Girls," You say. "We trained long and hard for this, we do this right we're hitting the big time. Things may seem scary, but we've done this sort of thing countless times already. Remember, this is YOUR stage. YOU'RE in control. Not the crowd, not the viewers out there, and not even me.""We've come a long way to get here, so no matter what happens I'm proud of all of you. Now go out there and have some fun!""Yeah!" The girls all cheer."Also," You add. "I will be taking photos. Lots of photos."THAT gets rise out of most of them. Red faces and nervous smiles everywhere, but at least it gets their mind off their anxiety. "Five minutes!" One of the stage managers announces."All right girls, remember your drills and your training, and you'll carry through!" You clap to get them moving. "Now go go go!"(cont)
>>36712317As the idols all rush off to prepare for the opening act, your finally drop your smile, as now you had to get into the serious stuff. As you've gone over with Jenner, the times where your idols would be the most vulnerable would be during the opening and closing acts, where every idol was expected to be on stage. At least in the middle of the show, you could switch up the setlist as the circumstances demand so you could have the idols you needed backstage.However, right now, you could only rely on K-Zwolf as your sole asset, as you and Jenner had to hold the fort backstage to keep an eye on your gear and equipment. "ORDERS, SIR?" The Cyberhound rumbles, cloaked in stealth mode.>Stick close to the idols and protect them from any harm.>Patrol the perimeter and let me know of anything suspicious.>Other
>>36712337>>Patrol the perimeter and let me know of anything suspicious.
>>36712337>>Patrol the perimeter and let me know of anything suspicious.>>36712189Dear god....What if they attack during the afterparty?!
>>36712337>Patrol the perimeter and let me know of anything suspicious.
>>36712337>>Patrol the perimeter and let me know of anything suspicious.Do we have NEMO on air support patrolling the area?
>>36712337>Patrol the perimeter for anything suspicious.
>>36712377I was thinking that NEMO would be the secondary get away plan, acting as surveillance if there's nothing going on. While Cole acted as an Air Strike.
>>36712418not much point for get away.if anything happens we stand and deliver. our fans are all crowded here after all.
>>36712485True, but I don't exactly like the idea of our non-combat idols being anywhere near the fighting. So perhaps a saferoom or Stig in the IFV could be an option.
>>36712337>Patrol the perimeter and let me know of anything suspicious.>OTHERCoordinate with Nemo in the Hornet, who will be providing aerial overwatch and perimeter monitoring.
>>36712521Stigs probably in the Viper IFV. Thats a good hiding place.
Sorry, posting will be delayed for a bit.
>>36712651Ok, I'm back! Posting soon!
>>36711660"Producer, Here I have brought a special remedy passed down in my country."*Morgan in a Nurse outfit hand him a small cup*"Thanks Morgan."*Producer begins to drink before feeling a intense burning sensation before coughing*"Mo-Morgan, Is this Vodka?""It is the cure-all remedy all Russian use...""And where did you get this' cure all remedy...'"*Producer glares as Morgan shifts around and looking.*"...Morgan""O-Oh, I remember i have something to do, bye!" *Morgan dashes up as Producer chases her*
>>36712337"K-Zwolf, patrol the perimeter and keep an eye out for possible threats." You say. "If you see anything vaguely suspicious, report it immediately, is that clear?" "ROGER ROGER." K-Zwolf buzzes as it stalks off to patrol the outer edges of the stadium. "Nemo, Stig, how are you two doing?" "I'm in a holding pattern above the stadium." Nemo chimes. "No unusual air or ground traffic here."Meanwhile, you get an acknowledging click over the comm from Stig's end. He was sitting with the Viper (which your girls had started affectionately calling "The Bus") in the private underground lot reserved for performers and staff, ready to evac your idols if needed.Well, so far so good."LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!" You hear the MC of the event boom loudly. "THE HYPERION CORPORATION AND TOHA HEAVY INDUSTRIES PRESENT TO YOU THE IDOLS OF CLOVER ENTERTAINMENT!"And the music blares and the crowd goes wild as your idols take the stage.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdQq_sG290g>Take a moment to see your idols in action.>Continue your surveillance of the area.>Check in Falynn and Himawari to see how things are going on their end.>Other
>>36713012>>Check in Falynn and Himawari to see how things are going on their end.
>>36713012>Check in Falynn and Himawari to see how things are going on their end.
>>36713012>>Take a moment to see your idols in action.Just a moment.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTSyHD47TAo
>>36713012>>Take a moment to see your idols in action.
>>36713012>>Check in Falynn and Himawari to see how things are going on their end.Anything on the tech side?
>>36713012>Check in on Falynn and Himawari.>Catch a glimpse of the performance. (Enough to take some pics.)
>>36713012>Take a moment to see your idols in action.
Rolled 14, 14, 1 = 29 (3d20)>>36713012You head over to the main control center, where all of the stage machinery from the lights and music to pyrotechnics were controlled. Inside was Falynn and Ushiyama, with remote help from Himawari, who, unsurprisingly, opted to stay at the office."So Falynn, anything unusual?" You ask."Nope, everything's been running smooth as a whistle!" Falynn says cheerfully.>roll 1d20
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>36713249Here comes the snow!
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>36713249UHHHH
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>36713249rollan for dollars>>36713266indeed
>>36713266What the fuck. I don't get it. Why does this happen? Do the Dice Gods love Pixy?
>>36713266HAHAHAH it's thick as cream this time of year!
>>36713266Goddamn, I need to call myself General Winter now....
>>36713266Well daaaaaaaaamn.You wanna keep the crit? You currently have 3 STAR POWER.>Y>N
>>36713249The one.... who is that for?
>>36713302Y the other rolls sucked.
>>36713282I don't know, but all I know is that Pixy has blessed Merc's Quests....>>36713302>>Y
>>36713302Yes, keep the crit.
>>36713302>Y>>36713282Don't you remember Gundam Build Fighters? Of course they do.
>>36713302>YWe need information!
>>36713331>Don't you remember Gundam Build Fighters? Of course they do.Point.I still want dat season two.
>>36713266.........At this point in time, I don't see why everyone else isn't beginning to say that line?The sheer Consistency is....AMAZING.
>>36713302N I think we need all crits on deck for this one.
>>36713380Having Critically good info is worth it, knowing is half the battle.
>>36713374Because it's Armchair's thing.
>>36713380max star power is 3
>>36713396Do you know what's more than half the battle? The Battle!
>>36713444Proper precautions and preparation previous placed can put a big dent in any attackers offense.
>>36713302"Pfffft, hahahaha!" Falynn snorts with laughter."Huh? Is something the matter?" You ask."Oh, looks like the firewall just flagged someone trying to hack our system, and OH BOY is he bad!" Falynn continues laughing, nearly falling out of her seat. "You're not concerned about this?" You raise an eyebrow."Producer, it's not even Himawari's firewall that caught him. It was the commercial grade shit the stadium uses. Probably just some script kiddy looking to get a panty shot or something." Falynn chuckles.Still, an attempted intrusion shouldn't be taken lightly..."Can you trace where the hack came from?" You ask."Already did." Falynn smiles and points. "One of the spectator boxes, right there.">Send K-Zwolf to check it out.>Check it out yourself.>Other
>>36713517>>Check it out yourself.DOHOHOH.MESS WITH ME DAUGHTERUS?I'M GONNA MESS UP YOUR SHIT.
>>36713517>Send K-Zwolf to check it out.unless the guy has a cam on his array, hack that to get a look.
>>36713517>Check it out yourself.
>>36713517>>Check it out yourself.The robo wolf is hardly inconspicuous.
>>36713517>Other>send security to deal with it.
>>36713517>>Check it out yourself.To the Producermobile!
>>36713546This is better. Stadium security should come in as the stadium's shit firewall caught it
>probably just some script kiddy This isn't wroth our time to deal with. Get the stadium security to fuck his shit up. We have idols to watch and real threats to look for.
Say, if we kick him out, can we give his seat to someone who wanted to get in?
>>36713546I actually think that'd be an okay idea.
>>36713546>>36713517>Let's do this.
>>36713517>>Check it out yourself.
>>36713517>OtherSend Stadium Security to flush him out, and then when the script-kiddie thinks he's safe and gotten away, Producer down on him from above like the fist of angry father.He shall know the Wrath of Producer.
>>36713517>Check it out yourself.While it'd probably be better to send security, I really want to see this.
>>36713546But what if it isn't, or it's a paparazzo or some other thing we should keep in house. Besides, we don't do anything ourselves in this job, might as well check it out before getting back to monitoring the performance.Voting against.
>>36713517>OtherSend Stadium security, don't let on that we are watching.
>>36713731If it is something else, guess what? The Red shirts did they're job in flushing it out. Then we go and stomp on them.
>>36713800Christ phone. Their job THEIR.
>>36713517Hm, this seemed more like a job for stadium security to handle. You transmit the data to the head of security, and he promises to send a couple of guards to check things out. With that matter solved, you return to the matter at hand."So, nothing else is wrong?""Nope, everything is smooth as a whistle." Falynn grins. "SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY DETECTED." K-Zwolf buzzes."Where?" You grimace."TRANSMITTING TRACKING SIGNAL."You home in on K-Zwolf's position, which appears to be behind some of the spectator stands. Looking through his feed, you see a closed down concession stand. K-Zwolf peeks over the counter to show you several stadium staff, including a couple of guards, tied and gagged."ORDERS?"Damn, whoever did this could obviously handle stadium security...>Call them in anyways.>Have K-Zwolf investigate.>Have K-Zwolf hold position while you head there.>Wait for the opening act to end so you can send an idol or two.>Other
>>36713835>Have K-Zwolf investigate.
>>36713835>>Have K-Zwolf investigate.>>otherGear up
>>36713835>Have K-Zwolf investigate.He's Stealth packaged right?Have Jenner put 2 girls on notice.Gear yourself up.
>>36713835>>Have K-Zwolf investigate.>>OtherWarn Rochelle and Cole that they may be called up if something goes wrong.
>>36713865>>36713835>ThisPlus inform Jenner in case we go missing.
>>36713835>>Have K-Zwolf investigate.>Gear up
>>36713835>>Have K-Zwolf investigate.
>>36713895Let's not have a repeat of last time at the prison concert....
>>36713958It's containable for now. If things go down badly then we bring the idols but their still in the opening act
>>36713835>>Have K-Zwolf investigate.>>Head in yourselfCalled it.
>>36713958Good luck. I get feeling already people want to do that.
>>36713958We don't pull them off until their sets are over.At least keep most of the sets going.
>>36713958I'm sure this time things will go better.
>>36713835>Have K-Zwolf hold position while you head there.
>>36713835>Have K-Zwolf hold position while you head there.>Tell K-Zwolf he's a good boy
>>36713835"K-Zwolf, go check it out. Remain in stealth." You order."AFFIRMATIVE."K-Zwolf slowly creeps into the back area of the concession stand, where you then see a staff member, or at leas somebody dressed as one, considering they were not tied up or anything."TARGET SIGHTED.">Attack>Follow>Other
>>36714081>>Follow>>OtherMove to intercept the 'staff member' ourselves.
>>36714081Follow and monitor comms
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>36714081"K-Zwolf, follow but do not engage." You say."AFFIRMATIVE." K-Zwolf replies and stalks forwards.>roll 1d20
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>36714290
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>36714290
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>36714290come on Wolf, you can do it
>>36714300>>36714303>>36714304that was close.
>>36714304Star power time?
>>36714304Squeaked by did we?
>>36714304Well that was a close one. Good job anon.
>>36714304yay, i'm glad
>>36714290Suddenly, your quarry spins around, her eyes narrowing as if she suspected something was following her. You don't recognize the face, but you still get the feeling that you've seen her somewhere before. Even though she doesn't see or know where K-Zwolf is, her movements become much more cautious, and one of her hands grips a concealed handgun as she picks up a large duffel bag.>She's on to you. Pull K-Zwolf back.>She hasn't seen you yet. Keep K-Zwolf tailing her.>Have K-Zwolf attack. You can't let her do whatever she's planning.>Other
>>36714430>>Have K-Zwolf attack. You can't let her do whatever she's planning.
>>36714430>>She hasn't seen you yet. Keep K-Zwolf tailing her.
>>36714430>Have K-Zwolf attack. You can't let her do whatever she's planning.Handguns are badK-Zwolf, get rid of the bad
>>36714430>She's on to you. Pull K-Zwolf back.See if Himawari can still track the woman with the Stadium's security cameras.
>>36714430>Have K-Zwolf attack. You can't let her do whatever she's planning.
>>36714430>>She hasn't seen you yet. Keep K-Zwolf tailing her.>>OtherMove to engage ourselves.We need to back up KZ-Wolf.Also. Guys.This is that supernatural sense idol from Rose Entertainment. This isn't the first time she almost detected KZ-Wolf.
>>36714430>Have K-Zwolf attack. You can't let her do whatever she's planning.>OtherGo down yourself and talk her down.
>>36714481...Isn't Rose doing rather poorly at the moment...oh shit.We NEED to stop her. If they're desperate, then they'll probably do something that will make or break them.
>>36714481We must catch her to learn how to get Supersense!Capture idols -> tutors!
>>36714510That would explain why their using a kiddy script system. We blew up a big part of their hardware.
>>36714510They're doing poorly but remember we didn't fuck up much of the equipment of their first team since they moved out to engage the gangers.They still have a potent force at hand.
>>36714529What happen to Maria by the way?
>>36714552She secretly now lives at Clover.
>>36714552Released to a country villa with a farm.
>>36714552Probably has a nice seat watching the concert.
Rolled 13, 17, 7 = 37 (3d20)>>36714430"K-Zwolf, attack!" You bark."ENGAGING HOSTILE!" >roll 1d20
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>36714612Here comes the snow!
Using KZ to attack might be a poor move.Looking over her interactions with KZ, shes had this 'feeling' several times but not once have we sicced KZ on her.We have KZ attack and she'll learn to recognise the warning signs and future stealthing would be difficult if we run into her again (which we probably will). We should attack ourselves.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>36714612TARGET CONFIRMED, COMMENCING HOSTILITIES!
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>36714612
>>36714631Bless you anon.as
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>36714612
>>36714621You are missing a 0 at the end of that roll.>>36714631Nice save
>>36714621THE SNOW HAS FORSAKEN US!>>36714631or not...
>>36714631You beautiful bastard!>>36714621Looks like it's only good for 1 use per thread...
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>36714612
>>36714631They woke the wrong Dog!
>>36714621>>36714627>>36714631>>36714643>>36714645>>36714647Perhaps the snow only guarantees a success, not WHO Rolls that winning roll?
>>36714669and then we get snowed it.the snow comes.it cares not for whom it comes.
>>36714612To her credit, the girl seems to know where K-Zwolf is attacking from the moment he leaps. She must have some pretty sharp senses. However, sharp senses were one thing. A gun with decent stopping power was another. She draws her handgun and fires off three shots in quick succession, which bounce uselessly off K-Zwolf's armored shell. K-Zwolf meanwhile tackles the girl, sending her weapon and her bag flying out of her grip as she's slammed into the wall. However, even with K-Zwolf seizing the initiative, the girl manages to quickly respond by using her leg to push K-Zwolf away, and she makes a run for the back door, abandoning her gear.>Have K-Zwolf chase her.>Have K-Zwolf secure the site.>Other
>>36714786>Have K-Zwolf secure the site.That bag seems important.
>>36714786>>Have K-Zwolf secure the site.I've a feeling that I know who it is, but I'm not gonna say....
>>36714786>>Have K-Zwolf chase her.>>OtherCall the HOD. Have him personally secure the site.We move there immediately now.Have Himawari to monitor the cams in the area so that no one gets near the bag while we get there.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>36714786>Have K-Zwolf secure the site.
>>36714786>Have K-Zwolf secure the site.Get security moving and tap 2 girls for over watch. We need more guns
>>36714786>>Have K-Zwolf chase her.GET HER KZ!>>We get the bag ourself
>>36714786>>Have K-Zwolf chase her.>Have Himawari get a visual on her, she's running so she'll stick out>Get to the site
>>36714786>>OtherCan we also give a status update to our idols?
>>36714786>Have K-Zwolf chase her.>OtherHave security secure the site and we'll come over too
>>36714873If they're off their opener, we can vox rochelle and cole.Don't want to disturb them till they have reached a break point where they go behind for a costume change or something.
>>36714786>>Have K-Zwolf chase her.>>Secure the site yourself, or have security do it.
>>36714786"K-Zwolf, after her!" You order."AFFIRMATIVE." K-Zwolf growls as it bounds forward after the fleeing girl."Producer, the opening act has just ended." Jenner informs you. "We can start pulling some idols off to assist. However, I should remind you that idols you pull off the stage get less opportunities to show themselves off to the crowd, which will directly impact their popularity." Jenner warns."I'm aware of that." You nod. >Which idols will you pull off stage to assist?
>>36715048Going with Morgan with the Jetpack And Melissa.
>>36715048 Morgan and Melissa
>>36715048Sparky And Melissa.We need to check that bag for explosives.
>>36715048Morgan and Sparky. Morgan can check all the sniper spots, and Sparky checks the probable bomb spots.
>>36715048Just Morgan for now.
>>36715048Damn, I want our idols to be popular but Sparky and Morgan.
>>36715159Nothing's stopping them from joining the second act once we've got these Rosa assholes out of the picture.
>>36715048Okay, Morgan seems to be a lock. But there seems be a split for Melissa and Sparky.>Melissa>Sparky>Why not both
>>36715159Yeah, but we can't discount their abilities. Morgan can track, close distances, and use her grappling hook. While Sparky is great at bomb disposal and trap setting. Melissa has her Seismic Sense and is great in combat.
>>36715191>>Why not bothCombat team.
>>36715191Sparky.Melissa will have trouble tracking since there are too many people
>>36715191>Sparkyno one picks her ever.
>>36715191>Why not both
>>36715191>SparkyNeed someone to do EOD
>>36715191>Why not bothIt's best we regularly switch out the girls, let each one of the combat Idols get equal amounts of stage time. The Performance Idols are fine, they can be at the head of the popularity polls.
I say we nominate a temporary leader for this operation. Who would you say is the best candidate?
>>36715191>>MelissaThere is nothing subtle about Sparky and we can't disrupt the concert.
>>36715279Melissa.Morgan does too much tunnel vision. Sparky is required for demo work.
>>36715191"Melissa, Morgan, Sparky, you three are on guard duty." You say. "Get changed into combat gear." "Yes, Producer!" The three girls affirm.You then check up on K-Zwolf, who is still trying to chase down that girl. Despite K-Zwolf's speed advantage, its quarry knew how to make the tight hallways and corners to her advantage, always managing to just duck out of K-Zwolf's reach at just the right second. Whoever she was, she was good.Meanwhile, Niko takes center stage as the lead for the second act in the set.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkiOHdBHnE0"All right, Producer, what do you want us to do?" Melissa asks.>Secure the perimeter.>Assist K-Zwolf in his chase.>Other
>>36715414>>Secure the perimeter.Sparky, you're with me.>>Assist K-Zwolf in his chase.Morgan, Melissa, run that combat idol down.
>>36715414>>Secure the perimeter.Sparky, check the bag, see if there's anything bombs. Melissa, Crowd Control. Morgan, watch for anything suspicious.
>>36715414>OtherSparky, check the bagMelissa, help K-Zwolf pursue the suspectMorgan, provide overwatch
>>36715414Sparky Secure the Perimeter Morgan and Melissa assist K-zwolf
>>36715414>Secure the perimeter. And find out what's in that bag.
>>36715414>OtherSparky secures the bag that the girl dropped.Morgan and Melissa, assist K-Zwolf.
>>36715429this is good.>>36715414>>otherWe should speak with Jenner, run intermission a little longer, give the girls some time to get back.
>>36715414Sparky secures the perimeter.Melissa and Morgan assist Z-wolf.
>>36715414Sparky Secure the Perimeter Morgan and Melissa assist K-zwolfWe should also personally go with sparky.
>>36715414>Assist K-Zwolf in his chase.>OtherSparky, inspect the bag. Melissa, intercept and aid K-Zwolf. Morgan, overwatch. Check out all the good sniping spots and scan for suspect behavior and attractive girls/hostile idols.
>>36715414>Assist K-Zwolf in his chase.>OtherSparky checks out the bag. Melissa should support K-Zwolf, and Morgan should go on overwatch.Also, we once more totally forgot to hire Hillman's group to help us. We are a bad P-san.
On a more lighthearted note, Christmas should be coming up. What gifts should we get the girls?Rochelle would probably LOVE a real 1911, or vintage guns.
>>36715549We can discuss this when we're not in the middle of the biggest concert of our short career. No point in raising death flags at this juncture.
>>36715414Also, send a tweet to the tunnel snakes that hostile idols are trying to fuck things up. Promise something good if they help. Like rare maid photos of Cole
>>36715597Or Morgan Gothic lolita photos
>>36715414"Melissa, assist K-Zwolf in pursuit of the hostile." You instruct. "Sparky, check out the bag she left. Morgan, get somewhere high and provide overwatch.""Got it." Melissa says."On it!" Sparky laughs."Moving out." Morgan says simply. With that, Melissa moves to link up with K-Zwolf, taking a path that will allow her to cut off the fleeing girl. Sparky makes her way to the spot where the bag was originally dropped off. Meanwhile, Morgan uses her jump jet to leap into the air, and then fires her grappling hook to reel herself into the rafters of the stadium roof, getting a birds' eye view of the entire stadium below."Okay, I'm at the bag." Sparky says, approaching the discarded bag slowly and carefully. "Let's crack this sucker open...">roll 1d20
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>36715636
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>36715636Roll
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>36715636rolling
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>36715636
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>36715636
>>36715655>>36715642>>36715651AND WE'RE GOOOD!!!!!
>>36715655We in there at the last second
>>36715655Good on ya!
>>36715655God. If this really is DeRosa's doing...then I actually kinda feel sorry for him and his girls...First failing at hacking, then getting their cover blown by K-Zwolf, now this...
>>36715655Wow, nice save>>36715686Everything about their plan has gone wrong. Unless this was the obvious distraction.
>>36715686Its definitely DeRosa.He has the beef and the idol matches the profile of one of his A Team combat idols.Also, a face that isn't familiar. Standard Rose Entertainment SOP, like what they did at the airshow.
>>36715722Don't blind yourself to other possibilities.
>>36715788Don't discount the increasing amounts of evidence, either. I mean, the intruder that KZwolf and Melissa are chasing? She acts just like that one Rose Entertainment combat idol, the one who could somehow sense KZwolf's presence even when he was on full stealth protocol.
>>36715788Does it truely matter at this point?Currently, we're engaging hostiles and making safe the area.Only when its all settled down will we begin looking into the who and why.
>>36715636"Whohohohoho!" Sparky chuckles as she carefully unzips the bag but stops halfway. "SOMEBODY doesn't want me opening this bag!""What did you find?" You ask."An honest to god booby trap!" Sparky laughs. "Nothing too lethal, but it's designed to slag everything in the bag if it's not opened correctly.""Can you disarm it?""That's like asking if I know how to breathe. It's a simple fix." Sparky assures you as she pulls a pair of wire cutters from her belt and snips something inside the bag before unzipping it fully. "Jackpot!"Sparky then pulls pieces of a rifle out of the bag and lays them out. "Anybody know what this thing is?""A gun?" You suggest."Ha ha, very funny, Producer.""I recognize it. It's a Sleeper Hit." Morgan says."A... what?" You blink."Basically a high end tranquilizer rifle." Morgan explains. "Uses a combination of laser rangefinding and magnetic fields to propel a specialized dart at dynamic speed to hit targets at absurd distances.""Ah, so the name-""Yeah, let's not get into that." Morgan grunts. "Anyways, from what it looks like, the sniper was going to use it to put one of us out of commission, most likely Rin. Might want to grab a dart for Doctor Stiles to look at.""Sure thing. Sparky, get that bag back ASAP.""Got it." Sparky grins. "Melissa, how are you doing?" You switch perspectives."Nearly at the intercept point. "I have an idea on how to stop her, but... it might involve property damage...">Minimal collateral damage.>Do whatever it takes.>Other
>>36715845>>Minimal collateral damage.We know you can do this.
>>36715845>Minimal collateral damage.
>>36715845>>Do whatever it takes.>>otherJenner, increase volume on the set, kick off some pyros, increase the bass boom.Cover any sound the 'property damage' will do.
>>36715845>Do whatever it takes.We'll cover any reparations to the stadium.
>>36715845>>Minimal collateral damage.
>>36715845>Do whatever it takes.>OtherSwitch a camera to her, and put her in the screen so she can beat up the girl to the music
>>36715845>>Do whatever it takes.
>>36715845>>Do whatever it takes.On one hand, there goes the profit margin. On the other hand, if it's to finish off Rose Entertainment, it'll probably be worth it.
>>36715845Wait crap picked the wrong option here>>36715882, instead>Do whatever it takes.
>>36715905Dude, sell a bonus dvd that includes Melissa pulling off her stunt. We'll make bank
>>36715845>Do whatever it takes.
>>36715845"Do whatever it takes, Melissa.""Roger that." Melissa says as she winds up her augmetic arm.>roll 1d20
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>36716019Brace for Impact!
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>36716019roll
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>36716019
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>36716019SNOOOOW
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>36716019
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>36716019Roll
>>36716039>>36716046what are you guys doing
>>36715845>>Other"Gimme a sitrep. recon the area. We've stil got eyes on the sky. Stig, nemo, you getting this? Guide her into cutting the target off if you can. She may see the future, but i bet she can't outrun a vtol.
>>36716088only if merc prompts
>>36716019Hm, that roll IS kinda low. Would you like to boost it with STAR POWER? You have 3 points currently.>Y>N
>>36716124melissa? Appeal 2? star power for 12->14?I'll take it. we have 3 points. Audacious fate-tempting for the win!
Rolled 2, 3, 2 = 7 (3d20)>>36716124Melissa winds up her augmetic arm and punches the wall ahead of her with all her might, crushing concrete and plaster and sending chunks it of outwards like an explosion. You did NOT want to have to explain this to the stadium management...However, it does prove effective, as the sudden destruction of the wall catches the fleeing girl off guard and she briefly pauses, which is all K-Zwolf needs to pounce. This ends both the girl and the Cyberhound rolling across the ground as she tries to push the robotic canine off of her.Meanwhile, Melissa looks on a bit helplessly, as she can't attack without risking hitting K-Zwolf.>Let K-Zwolf handle it.>Have Melissa attempt to intervene.>Other
>>36716325>>Let K-Zwolf handle it.
Ouch. Are those her rolls or K-Zwolf's?
>>36716325>>Let K-Zwolf handle it.Go, doge! Teach that bitch who's the alpha!
>>36716325>>Have Melissa attempt to intervene.
>>36716325>Let K-Zwolf handle it.Have Melissa position herself in a way she blocks as many escape routes she can.
>>36716359>>Let K-Zwolf handle it.>Have Melissa position herself in a way she blocks as many escape routes she can.this
>>36716325>Let K-Zwolf handle it.>OtherMelissa can keep guard over the two if she gets lose, she can take her out.
>>36716325>Let K-Zwolf handle it.Cover the exits so if the she runs you're on her.
>>36716325All right, let's roll some dice!>roll 1d20
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>36716433SNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>36716433
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>36716433Here Comes The Snow!
>>36716442YOOOOOUStar power pls
>>36716433Ooooooooh, really? Had to get a 1 now of all times?Well, you still got 2 STAR POWER left if you want to use any!>Y>N
>>36716442You had one job
>>36716485>YReally do not want to lose ZWolf at this time.
>>36716438>>36716448You're ruining the winter's blessing. Its snow joking matter.
>>36716562our cries have left /tg/ dice cold to our pleas.
>>36716574Another joins the club for witty repartee! How excellent, sir, its very ice to meet you!
>>36716485The girl struggles, but K-Zwolf is having none of it. It opens its large, mechanical mouth and clamps down on her shoulder, eliciting a loud scream from the girl. A quick, well aimed punch from Melissa subsequently knocks her out cold."TARGET APPREHENDED." K-Zwolf buzzes, with what you swear is a hint of pride in its voice."Good job, K-Zwolf." You say.By the time K-Zwolf and Melissa return with their quarry, a few sets have already passed. You decide to swap Melissa and Morgan out for Rochelle and Cole for the next couple of songs."Aw man, how come all the cool stuff happens when I'm not around?" Cole grumbles. "Now we gotta babysit this bitch?""Well, we could always try interrogating her..." Rochelle shrugs.>No, we'll keep her out cold until the performance is over.>Might as well try to get some info out of her.>Other
>>36716633>>Might as well try to get some info out of her.
>>36716633>>Might as well try to get some info out of her.How are we gonna do this?>Good Cop, Bad Cop?>Bad Cop, Worse Cop?
>>36716633>Might as well try to get some info out of her.
>>36716633>>Other"Bring her to me. And let her realize how much trouble she's in."
>>36716633>>Might as well try to get some info out of her.Cole. Zap her.
>>36716633>Might as well try to get some info out of her>>36716643Worst Cop, Most Dangerous Cop
>>36716633Is sparky back on the stage?
>>36716656Renegade Option:>Shock her until her heart stops, then shock her back to life.
>>36716633>>Might as well try to get some info out of her.>>36716651That "Bring her to me" sounds so super-villain.
>>36716643>Bad Cop, Dog Cop
>>36716651Seconded. Our idols need to get back on stage.
>>36716633>>Other> "Doc, i'im going to need to know what that rifle was loaded with asap. If they were trying to -kill- one of my idols, instead if kidnapping...."... End goal, frame whichever company sent her (derosa) for an attempted idol assassination. Just add a more lethal payload to the Sleeper Hit's payload. then turn it over to the tribunal, and let them get buried in the hate and paperwork of every other idol competitor.if they want to pull this shit, framing them right back isn't just fair play, its a slick move to make them back off while we go for a tribunal seat. Also gives us the high ground for doing the 'right' thing and bringing it to decision-maker's attention.
>>36716633>No, we'll keep her out cold until the performance is over.We need K-Zwolf and Cole running searches around the perimeter for more enemy idols and any bombs.
>>36716633"Okay, let's wake her up." You say. "Cole?""Way ahead of you, Producer." Cole grins as she arcs electricity through her fingers. She then bends down and presses her index finger against the girl's cheek. The girl's eyes snap open as her body involuntarily spasms, straining against her restraints."AGH!" She yelps."Well now." You say as you sit on a chair in front of her while both Rochelle and Cole flank her. "Well, Miss, we've got a few questions for you...">Play rough.>Play nice.>Other
>>36716830>Play niceWe'll play nice.Let the girls play rough.
>>36716830>>OtherPlay Electricity.No Questions for now.Just Electricity. Until she starts crying out asking what we want her to tell us.
>>36716830>OtherBring out the Headpats!They're still not considered torture by the Geneva Convention or the Tribunal, we can still get away with it.
>>36716830>>Play nice."I've heard you see glimpses of the future.So i'm hoping that you'll see that things will be better all around if we just get along.""Now why don't you tell me why a girl like you has such a big gun."
>>36716854Do you work for the CIA, anon?>>36716830> Play nice
>>36716918now is not the time for cute, anon.Also stop bringing up headpats for fucking -everything-.
>>36716937I don't. They use water. Electricity is better. Not so messy.
>>36716830You suppose you should start off nice. You could always upgrade to rough treatment later."I'm sorry that we had to meet under these circumstances Miss-, um, you know, I never caught your name. How about we start with that?"Silence.Well, things were off to a good start."Look, you can either talk now, or you can regret it later.""I'm not telling you anything." The girl finally says, her voice barely a whisper, though you're not sure if she's naturally quiet or if it's the effects of Cole's shock treatment. "You're not going to do anything to me. You're too soft for that."Huh, well, she might actually given you quite a lot. Those words implied that she, or at least whoever she works for, at least knows who you are and how you operate, roughly. However, before you can ask any more questions, you get a call from Jenner."Jenner, I'm a bit busy right now." You say."Sorry, it's important. I just got off the line with management.""Huh? Is something wrong?" You blink."Somebody just sent in a bomb threat." Jenner says grimly.Well, shit.>And that's it for tonight! We will continue next Saturday, on the 20th, since I will be busy this coming Saturday. However, Ace Combat and PJ Witches should still run normally this Friday and Sunday respectively. Don't miss them!
>>36716983And this.This is why we should have gone full rough and electricity. We're still in a combat situation. We don't have time to mess around.
>>36716983Thanks for the run Merc. See ya tomorrow!
>>36716983Dammit, just when it was getting good! Btw the Merc. Will we have a christmas special?
>>36716983Thanks for the run, Merc.
>>36716992Well, personally, I think it doesn't really matter. If they aren't gonna talk, they aren't gonna talk. If you interrogate them, they could tell you whatever you want to hear. I remember an anecdote made my Napoleon about the use of torture.
>>36716983Thanks for the thread Merc.I did have some questions from last thread.Was the Gothic Lolita dress for Rin or for Morgan?Also did they get praise by the Producer after their little adventure?
>>36716996Most likely after the concert wraps up.
>>36716983Haha.Ok.Time to go full rough.Cole's electricity and Rochelle's training. That should be enough to make her crack.
>>36717025Actaully, cole's abilities are uniquely suited to finding a bomb, if any. Between Biosensor, signal jammer, and EMP she should actually have a decent shot at being ab omb-sniffing dog.After all, an explosive trigger should give off a very different EM profile than a living, breathing person.Especially since we have our explosive's expert around to tell here where she should look, and what it might look like - not counting team-knowledge-osmosis just from hanging around her.we might actualy have this in the bag.
>>36717024What did the other idols do during their day off?
>>36717102Might be good, might be bad. Who knows how many handphones or other devices that can transmit or receive electrical signals are in the building. Gotta be careful.
>>36717102And KZ-Wolf can probably program into his nose the chemical smell of the most common type of bombs....Sniffer Dog~
>>36717102Or.We call rosa.And then we shoot his idol in the leg.he wants his idol alive?Back off.
>>36717138We don't even know it's Rosa yet
>>36717024Did we let Maria go back to her Idol Group?
>>36717240Yeah, I probably should have mentioned that. She's back with her own group. The Meido training was considered ample ransom.
>>36717332Did we give her T-Shirts before she was sent back?
>>36717332Did we gain any skills or stats from Meido training? So Maria and our Idols are Penpals now?Also I can only imagine what the other maid fro Maria's group thought of what happen to her.
>>36717364>Also I can only imagine what the other maid fro Maria's group thought of what happen to her.Fuck imagining, I want to know but Merc probably won't tell.
>>36717364You never know when Meido training can come in handy.
>>36717379How well do our Idols know the way of the Meido then.IIrc, Cole had a very hard time.
>>36717332aw. a sendoff would have been nice.she was a rather fun character.
>>36717506Well we probably released her during Thanksgiving.
>>36717526More thanksgiving interludes!Maria sendoff party!
>>36717539As fun as the idea sounds, We kind of need to move on. I'm more interested in the Christmas special then Thanksgiving