Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandMissed past threads? Catch them here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=pararescue+witchesOther Quests: http://pastebin.com/KWGJCSbTYou are Captain WILLIAM PIERCE, a combat rescue officer of the United States Air Force!"Will!"You're caught off guard when Janice tackle hugs you the moment you step off of the Osprey, pressing her face against yours in quick but passionate kiss."Whoa, better rein it in or Janice might get knocked up again." Red chuckles. "Y-yes, I heard that a single act of kissing or even holding hands can cause it!" Misono nods."You don't really believe that, do you, Miso?" Red raises an eyebrow."Of course! It is common knowledge in Japan!" Misono insists.Oh, Misono.>I'll be sure to be extra careful.>That's not quite how it works...>Other
>>41334337>Other>Nun didn't explain it to you? I'm actually impressed
>>41334337>>That's not quite how it works...
>>41334337>>I'll be sure to be extra careful.>>That's not quite how it works...>inb4 NANOMACHINES, WILL!!!
>>41334337>Stare at her until she breaks
>>41334337>I'll be sure to be extra careful.>OtherSmirk.
Forgot to ask last thread, how do you think Pierce's family will react when they find out Janice got knocked up?
>>41334824Happy, I think they were asking about grandkids.
>>41334824They'd ask when the wedding is.
>>41334824They'll react with "FINALLY, I thought he was married to his job, now I can have grandchildren!"Anyway, how old is the main cast again?For some reason Janice and Pierce always see distinctly older, like by 10 years than the rest of them. Maybe because they had sex.
>>41334889i imagine they will joke 'Well, seems he PIERCE'd the protection hard this time" whenever they have gathering.
>>41334946IIRC, Pierce is 26 and Janice is 22-23.
>>41334946They are both 25 I think. They are distinctly more mature then the rest of the cast.
>>41334946Red's 18, Tarin isn't much older, Misono's mid-teens, Laika is low-teens at best, Pierece is late 20s and Janice is just a year or two behind.
>>41335007I thought Tarin was older, given her apparently legendary service record, so like 25ish.
>>41335105Honestly I doubt Tarin even knows how old she really is, given her semi-raised-by-wolves status.
>>41334337"Ha, that's not quite how it works, Misono." You chuckle. "It... it's isn't?!" Misono looks crestfallen, as if she had just been lied to. "B-b-but the other witches-""Don't believe everything you say, Misono." You chuckle as you pat her on the head. She instinctively stiffens, probably still remembering that serious hair ruffling last night. "Ooooh, oooh, how DOES it work!? I'm curious!" Laika says as she rolls down the ramp. "I wanna hear every detail!"Artya shyly follows behind, her mask still firmly secured over her face. You knew that Rubens had managed to get rid of the horrid burn scars, but you figure the girl was still a bit traumatized from her experiences, so you never pressed the issue."Nope. Maybe when you're a few years older." You shake your head."Hmmmm, maybe I'll ask Nun, then!" She says happily."NO!" Basically everybody present yells."Ask me what?" Nungesser asks as she exits the Osprey, looking a bit confused. "What did I miss?""Absolutely nothing!" You laugh nervously. "Maybe you should help Bullseye unload his gear." Rex helpfully suggests."Excellent idea!" Nungesser smiles and trots back into the Osprey to further harass your poor pilot."Good save, Rex." You nod in respect."It's what I do." Rex nods back."Ha ha, best not to cheat on Jan right in front of her!" Red laughs as she slaps you on the shoulder. "So you had some good R&R? Certainly looks like it!"(cont)
>>41335173"Yeah, I guess we really needed it." You grin. "Janice, Tarin, nice to see you both doing well.""Some of us handled it better than others." Tarin notes."It was sooooooooo exhausting!" Janice wails as she holds you tight. "Healing patients nonstop. Me and Red nearly burned ourselves out!""Is that why we got redirected to Warsaw now?" You ask, looking around at the unfamiliar skyline around you."The second wave of relief workers arrived, so we were rotated out." Red explains. "The UNf igured with all the magic we used up and all the radiation floating around, it was better to swap us out.""I see." You frown. "Anyways, we're supposed to report directly to.Colonel Kelsey." Ghost says quietly. "He says he needs to talk to you.""Hey, maybe we should swing by and see Hessler and Elsa!" Red grins. "They just got transferred in this morning, too! It would be a cool little reunion!">Go see Kelsey first.>Go see the Germans first.>Other
>>41335199>Go see Kelsey first.
>>41335199>>Go see Kelsey first.Business before Bratwürst
>>41335199>Go see Kelsey first.Work time
>>41335199>>Go see Kelsey first.>>41335173>Don't believe everything you saybruh
>>41335199>>Go see Kelsey first.Lets get down to business
>>41335199>>Go see Kelsey first.
>>41335273The errors that sneak under spellcheck are the most devious.
>>41335199>>Go see the Germans first.
>>41335199>Go see the Germans first.>44 minutes agoDamn, this is too early for me...
>>41335199>Go see Kelsey first.Job to do
>>41335273>>41335375Merc, you need some R&R.Preferably in a Northern French chateau.
So, uh, how is planefag doing?
>>41335199>>Go see Kelsey first.Hey, the germans survived the nuke. Good on them.
>>41335637Still with his grandma, who is pretty much confirmed about to die. Said his goodbyes, probably helping the rest of his family get everything in order.
>>41335199>>Go see Kelsey first.Much as i'd like to walk in on the Germans sharing some Polish sausage, there's time for that later.
>>41335681I hope he's taking it well. His tweet over last week felt pretty heavy.
>>41335732Did we get Elsa's boy-toy out? I forget.
>>41335681I know that feeling. Watching the one you love slowly died and nothing can you do. My condolence with PF>>41335754Out from?
>>41335790Oh, hell, I forgot. They were visiting, not escaping.
>>41335754Yes, He showed up in a lewdbin. Hessler walked in on them lewding Elsa's tent, Elsa lewded Hessler into unconsciousness, and then resumed lewding her Polish sausage.
>>41335896Is that canon or...?
>>41335925I think so.
Daily reminder that Rory Mercury sounds lewder than expected
>>41335975Goth Rori best Gate
>>41336035>www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfqqgEeBAVcI do believe this made the manga adaptation tamer by comparison.Also, that's not a humvee, that's a toyota super cruiser combat custom
>>41336082Honestly i'm not fond of the Anime designs.I lament the moeification of the psycho soldier women.
>>41336082I'm a little annoyed they didnt bother animating the little fight in the humvee.Would have so much more fun.
>>41336191Nothing we can we do with that, as A1 Pictures is the one animating, not the original mangaka.Also, I was referring to how Rori got a ride on the Mega Cruiser. The way it was animated was raunchier than how it was shown in the manga.
>>41336232Actually, I think the fact that the only thing shown was the Mega Cruiser shaking was funny.Also Kurata's envy.
>>41335199"I think we should go see Kelsey first." You say. "Kids, I think it's time for some quality time with Mom.""Yay!" Laika literally leaps from her chair and tackle hugs Janice. Artya quickly follows her lead while Misono just sighs in exasperation.You actually find it a bit disconcerting that a girl with no legs has actually figured out how to tackle hug. "C'mon, Cap, I'll take you there." Red says, patting you on the back. "I got a chance to get a lay of the land so I know how to get there.""Sure, lead the way, then."Red leads you to a empty and waiting jeep. She hops into the driver's seat while you settle yourself in the passenger seat. She then fires up the engine and the jeep lurches forward."Yeah, most of the good stuff is at the front, so all we got here are the clunkers." Red explains. "Red, considering our line of work, I'm used to rough rides." You grin."Ha, yeah, I guess." Red chuckles.Red then swerve the jeep to cut through a nearby airfield. You can see planes of various types sitting on the tarmac. American F-15s, German F-4s, Polish F-16s, and more. You also catch sight of two particular helicopters covered with large heavy tarps and being moved under even heavier guard. No doubt the Ghost Hawk and Comanche."Hey, Cap, you mind if I ask you a question?" Red asks a bit nervously."What's the problem?" You narrow your eyes."What makes you assume it's a problem?" Red frowns."You're making it sound like one." You point out."Ah, I guess." Red sighs. "Um, well, Are there any taboos about dating someone from, er... another branch? Like, say Navy or Army?">Does it even matter.>Hell yes there is.>This is about Ugly, isn't it?>Other
>>41336422"Not aside from the usual branch loyalty hype. But while we're on the subject do you want to hear what your uncle said he would do to me if you got pregnant?"
>>41336422>>Other"Go ask Ugly out already."
>>41336422>This is about Ugly, isn't it?
>>41336422>Does it even matter.>This is about Ugly, isn't it?"We might give you shit for it but everyone deserves to be happy, even if they're Army."
>>41336422>>This is about Ugly, isn't it?
>>41336479This is good
>>41336422>>41336482>>>Other>"Go ask Ugly out already."Yes
>>41336422>>This is about Ugly, isn't it?>>Other'As long as its not Waterdogs'
>>41336422>This is about Ugly, isn't it?Well, time to be a terrible CO again!
>>41336422Oh Tarin, forever alone if not with the MC.
>>41336549Yeah where is PJ89's version of Ramirez
>>41336518>POGsDang it, and I was just re-reading Marine Corps Yumi, man.
>>41336581You mean Rex?
>>41336581Probably getting sullied by the 75th.
>>41336597Not really the same personality.
>>41336581We ran into him a long long time ago.When we recovered that crashed CFA-44 Nosferatu.He was part of the spec ops team in the castle and of course, was hitting on Tarin there too.
>>41336613But Rex is our "go do X with your Y guy".
>>41336628That wasn't SPECTRE team was it?
>>41336595I wonder how they handle the translation effort now, with Ana Moreno passed away.
>>41336598Don't you give me that Loki face Merc you devious QM you! I know you're up to no good now!>>41336581At least she's getting what she wants in VT now.
>>41336648No.No it was not.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/30090263/#p30093098
>>41336663Ana passed the plot points and extra info to the mangaka before she passed on.As for the translations, a mutual friend is helping out.I hope they get the new chapters translated soon...
>>41336688Right, right. Thanks.It would be weird as hell having Tarin getting with a ShackTac member.
>>41336422"So how are things with Ugly? You ask."Y-you know?!" Red coughs, and the jeep swerves dangerous from side to side."Eyes on the road, soldier." You remind her. "Anyways, practically, everybody knew. It was as obvious as night and day.""Oh god, this is so embarrassing..." Red groans. "Red, you are talking to the guy who literally just married his second in command in all but name." You say. "Trust me, your problems do not even scratch the surface.""B-but what will my uncle think?" She asks, obviously concerned.>Will his opinion change anything?>He doesn't have to know.>I think that's the least of his problems right now.>Other
>>41336791>I think that's the least of his problems right now.As are mine
>>41336791>Will his opinion change anything?Besides...>I think that's the least of his problems right now.
>>41336791>Will his opinion change anything?
>>41336791>>Will his opinion change anything?
>>41336791>Will his opinion change anything?>I think that's the least of his problems right now.
>>41336791>>Will his opinion change anything?>>I think that's the least of his problems right now.>>otherYou might want to hold off getting knock up though. Your uncle promised terrible things to the one who did that.
>>41336791>>41336847>You might want to hold off getting knock up though. Your uncle promised terrible things to the one who did that.do it. the hue demands it.
>>41336791>Other"unless you are pregnant too, i don't think you'll have a problem.........no....say it ain't so...."
>>41336581Roy powers > Ramirez
>>41337007oh boy, now im worried for ugly.is he sporting some new axe marks?
>>41337019You're just saying that cause he is an MC and pretty much you.Ramirez was awesome who are you kidding.
>>41337062Remember the time Ramirez had his own thread, and scored points for every kill?Also, the sniper rolling that 1 on Ramirez....
i know this is the right quest but i have to ask in VT quest will we eventually meet BJ Blaskowits since we have deathshead as our enemy
>>41337007We're getting a trifecta of pregger witches are we?
>>41337062Meh I didn't catch on to VMq until the last few threads and didn't see much chemistry between him and tarin. Then again his actions were impressive there is no denying that but again opinions
>>41337130No, because he's going deep cover for an assassination attempt and has to stay 110% in character.
It's just one after another on this Helo...
>>41337163damn, maybe he gets captured then we attack a war prison camp an save him an by save him i mean watch him kill his way to freedom
>>41337207Might have to rename this thing the Love Boat at this rate.
>>41337259I'd figured it would be called the Snuggle-Hawk now.
So who in our unit lacks a significant other?I think just Tarin. Girls too young, same wit Ugly's sister...Call Tarin with?
>>41337415Give her a hard-charging marine
>>41337415Dude I'm pretty sure Tarin is at least older than Red.
Strange thought came to mind if Roy and Tarin from VT quest land in the SW89 world. I wonder how they react?Would Roy spaz out over the tanks there despite not having legs?Or even worse Tank witches = VT-tan?
>>41337415Tarin could use some cuddle time with a certain tanker....
>>41337528>Roy is now picturing Tarin as a tank witch>Roy.exe has crashed. A recent HARDware change might be the cause.
>>41337568He might shift gears if he sees pj89 tarin in her striker gear?I imagine Roy losing control and cuddle a tank striker set. Not sure if it's Hessler or Bridgette.
>>41337627Roy is tank-sexual, so cuddling is tame.He'd hold hands with it.
>>41337643How do you hold hands with a tank striker set?I imagine him if he loses all self control hugging a tank witch calling her VT-Tan is real!
>>41336791"Will his opinion change anything?" You ask. "I mean, would you break up with Ugly if he tells you to?""Pffft, fuck no." Red shakes her head. "Then there's your answer." You say simply. "Besides, I think his niece's choice of boyfriend is the least of his problems right now, so if there's a time to break out the truth it's now." "Pffft, ha, that's a good idea." Red laughs. "I'll keep that in mind.""You might also want to uh, hold off on the intimacy there, too. Your uncle promise terrible vengeance on both me and whoever did the deed.""Well shit, that may be a problem." Red frowns."Wait, don't tell me..." You gasp."Nah, I'm just fucking with you, Cap!" Red snickers. "But the look on your face-""EYES ON THE ROAD." You remind."Yeah yea- oh shit!" Red makes a last minute serve to avoid a moving forklift. "Sorry about that.""Maybe I should drive..."Thankfully, it's only a few more minutes until you reach Kelsey's new HQ, a temporary trailer set up on a once empty patch of field. You wonder how recently this thing was set up."Well, go on, Cap. I'll wait out here." Red says with a smile. "I'll tell him myself on my own time.""Good luck with that." You pat her on the shoulder. "If you really do love Ugly that much, don't let anybody talk shit, even your uncle, you got that?""Crystal, Cap. Thanks."You then hop out of the jeep and knock on the door of the trailer.(cont)
>>41337701"Come in." Kelsey says casually. You open the door and he looks up. "Ah, Pierce, good to see you. Sit down.""I heard we have a mission?" You ask."A few, yes." Kelsey nods. "I've been keeping track of Lieutenant Foster's communications with the Ukrainian coven regarding your newest unofficial addition, Artya.""What's the news?" You ask."Officially, there's no record of Artya anywhere in any currently accessible records." Kelsey says. "Then again, it could just be the records were lost or destroyed, considering recent events.""Of course." You nod, recalling the nuclear devastation the country suffered."The issue is that what will become of Artya is now the main issue." Kelsey sighs. "Now, we all know that based on the language she speaks, and the region we found her, she either belongs to the Ukrainian or Russian covens. However, Poland and Germany also appear to be expressing interest as well.""Really?" You blink."That's right. Witches are rare and valuable, especially in wartime." Kelsey sighs. "If an unregistered witch pops up, well, that means she's up for grabs.">What coven do you recommend she goes to?>She's staying with me. Period.>Other
>>41337721>>She's staying with me. Period.
>>41337721>She's staying with me. Period.THIS IS NON-NEGOTIABLE.>>41337696>VTQ!Tarin is just shaking her head as Roy creams himself
>>41337721>>What coven do you recommend she goes to?
>>41337721>>Other"We should ask her what she wants."
>>41337721>She's staying with me. Period.Once this war is over, she can go to the one Janice's mom runs or any other one, but until then she stays with us.
>>41337721>Other>Why not a US Coven?
>She's staying with me. Period.
>>41337721>>Other"I will ask her what she wants to do if she wants to stay with me then she will if she wants to go to a coven then i'll help her pick one"
>>41337721>>She's staying with me. Period.Last thing she needs is to be something to be fought over. As it seems like they want her to get one up on the other countries, not a good reason.>>41337756 has a point.
>>41337721>She's staying with me. Period.She needs help now, a change of environment would be very bad. If need be, get daughterus to convince with the power of cute.
>>41337721>What coven do you recommend she goes to?We can't keep ALL the little girls we rescue. And honestly I just can't seem to bring myself to get emotionally invested in this one. So |I say just let her go.
>>41337721>>What coven do you recommend she goes to?>>She's staying with me. Period.We should at least hear Kelsey's opinion on the matter.
>>41337802Yes.YES. WE. CAN.Thanks Obama.
>>41337754I imagine Roy getting his lights knocked out by said tank witch. Then Tarin gives him a lap pillow telling him he was dreaming again
>>41337721>She's staying with me. Period.We're in a race with Ghost in how many witches their MC can acquire now...
>>41337721>She's staying with me. Period.And so continues the Daughteru War
>>41337897So dumb, since when is Quantity > Quality?
>>41337940When they are all equal in Quality, they are all war orphans.
>>41337940When they are witches, they are Quality.
well since the posting is quite, how do you guys feel about crossover quests?
>>41338075What do you mean? Like 2 different settings crossing over, or 2 different QMs doing a crossover?
>>41338075I can't recall a cross over quest done by two QMs in some time.
>>41338075The one-offs where Deculture and the Hero Quest Rena guy switched for one thread was fun and amusing, but a full-time multiple-setting crossover would get tedious, i'd think. Too many toes to step on.
>>41338075Crossovers in general tend to be shit beyond gags.
>>41338302cept maybe Metaquest. That was fun.
>>41338335>>41338302>RIP SRW quest
>>41337721"She's staying with us. Period." You say sternly. "Not an unexpected answer. You do seem to have a penchant for picking up new additions." Kelsey grins. "Well, it's not unprecedented for something like this to happen. Enrolling into a coven is a choice after all. This does mean that there would be a lot of paperwork involved if you were to formally adopt a child from a foreign country, though.""Really?" You blanch. "All of which I've already taken care of." Kelsey chuckles as he slides a folder to you. You open it so see adoption papers with a big red APPROVED stamped on them in fresh red ink."I pulled a few strings. You'd be surprised the favors government clerks are willing to grant to a NATO commander after being liberated from Russian occupation.""Wow... I don't know what to say, sir." You blink."A simple 'thank you' would suffice." Kelsey smiles. "However, there is a bit of a catch.""Catch?" You grimace."NATO command and the covens at least want Artya to make a public demonstration of her powers for an official record. To find out what kind of power she has and how powerful it is. It's a standard procedure, really.">That doesn't sound like the full story.>Sounds innocent enough.>Other
>That doesn't sound like the full story.
>>41338434>Sounds innocent enough.
>>41338434>That doesn't sound like the full story.
>>41338434>>That doesn't sound like the full story.
>>41338434>>That doesn't sound like the full story."...and can this involving some showdown with Bishop's adopted witch?"
>>41338434>That doesn't sound like the full story.GODDAMN PROPAGANDA CORPS>>41338436There was a Super Robot Wars quest back in the day, but I haven't heard from it in a while.
>>41338434>>That doesn't sound like the full story.Five gets you ten that Artya's demonstration of power is what Volgin was smirking about...
>>41338075This is sort of a "If you need to ask, you're not going to be able to pull it off" question.Crossover-based quests in general have a long history on /tg/, most of it pretty shoddy. You have some that are decent, one or two that are good, and then a dozen or so that are utter tripe.If you're even thinking about it, you need to sit down, do your research. Go over old quests in the archive, read up on the ones that failed and the ones that did well. Note the elements that made the good ones work.*Then* you can probably come to your own decision about whether it's a good idea or not.Also, drop the name. It's unnecessary and is probably going to get people shitposting at you for it pretty quick.
>>41338489>There was a Super Robot Wars quest back in the day, but I haven't heard from it in a while.ahh reminds me of totemist quest
>>41338574>She's actually PJ89's version of The Sorrow
>>41338602I wish someone could do SRW-quest the way they did Zeon-quest. I miss using a Zaku II.
>>41338589Cool, thanks for the replies people, just wondering about questing in general
>>41338604Better her than, oh, say, Alma Wade from F.E.A.R.
>>41338434>OtherTHIS we ask Artya about.
>>41338653You do know which Sorrow I'm talking about, right?>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga1hnFtRQYM
>>41338434>That doesn't sound like the full story.And>>41338695
ya know i haven't seen pixelfag around for awhile he lurking, working or what
>>41338943I wonder. He hangs out at the IRC, though he doesn't talk much these days.
>>41338701I'm fully aware of who the Sorrow is. But I'll take the one who sics ghosts after you over the insane undead psychic reality warper, thank you.
>>41338943He's on vacation, or something like that
>>41338434"That doesn't sound like the full story." You grimace. "What's with all this sudden attention?""Ah, well, the thing is, this war has dredged up very... concerning facts." Kelsey struggles to find the right words to say. "It's not public knowledge, but quite a few witches that were previously 'written off' suddenly surfaced, and now it's got all the covens scrambling.""What happened?" You narrow your eyes. "I think we've been through enough that we can cut the BS.""Right, right." Kesley sighs. "Two witches that were thought to have died several years ago suddenly turned up alive and well. I think you'll recognize them as Frank Bishop's newest additions. We also had a complete unknown, similar to Artya, pop up, all from the same Russian program. The whole situation has got the covens scrambling to tighten and reform record keeping policies.""I see." You sigh. "I suppose there's no choice on this matter?""Unfortunately no." Kelsey shakes his head. "You are allowed to be present at the demonstration, though, in case anything were to happen.""Gee, that's so much more comforting." You snort. "So when's it happening?""Tonight, so you better get ready." Kelsey nods. "You might also want to touch base with the proctors.""Who are?""You know who they are. Two certain German panzer witches." Kelsey grins."Hessler and Elsa?" You whistle. "So that's why they're back?""I figured you'd be more comfortable with familiar faces." Kelsey shrugs. "Anything else?""Unfortunately, Laika will have to resume patrol flights as of now. After the bombings, NATO recon flights were interrupted. We now have no good up to date intel on the ground situation beyond the border.""I see." You sigh. "Laika would have wanted to be at the demo with Artya.""Can't have everything." Kelsey shakes his head. "Anyways, what will you do now?">Go talk with Hessler and Elsa.>You'll need to inform and coach Artya about this.>Other
>>41339084>>You'll need to inform and coach Artya about this.
>>41339084>Go talk with Hessler and Elsa.
>>41339084>You'll need to inform and coach Artya about this.TRUST IN THE PANZERS
>You'll need to inform and coach Artya about this.
>>41339084>You'll need to inform and coach Artya about this.>OtherTell Janet about the situation and to help us coach Artya
>>41339084>>You'll need to inform and coach Artya about this.Can we do this NOW so Laika can be there as a good older sister?
>>41339166The matrons and senior UNF officials are probably still in transit, anon.
>>41339084>Go talk with Hessler and Elsa.We need to know what this will entail to properly prep Artya.
hey do we have something personal that we can give to Artya something to act like a security blank it in case they want her to take her mask off.
>>41339084>Go talk with Hessler and Elsa.Need to know what's plannned to properly prep artya
>>41339225>>41339225Nothing I can think of at the moment.
>>41339211Kelsey just said that it was elsa and hessler doing the exam, anon
>>41339403I don't think it's just the two of them taking notes, though.
did posting just go down?
>>41339495I think it's back up.
>>41339495The usual people turning in early because they have school/work tomorrow.
>>41339580nah 4chan crashed for a minute and people couldn't post for a little bit
>>41339580I think he meant to ask if 4chan was having issues.
Apologies, posting will be slightly delayed for the moment.
>>41339741its alright 4chan is being weird
>>41339741Posting is delayedPost transforming tankswww.youtube.com/watch?v=-vRLIMxTJQE
>>41339741All right, I'm back. Writing update now!
>>41339996You were gone too long, I died waiting for you. ooohh oohhh~ <-- spooky noises
>>41339084"I'm going to talk to Artya about this and at least try to coach her. This is probably the first kind of public display she'll have to do.""Understandable." Kelsey nods. "Just remember to get there on time. Matrons don't like being stood up.""Speaking from experience, sir?" You crack a devilish grin. "You wish." Kelsey laughs. "Now get outta here. I have more things to worry about right now.""Yes sir." You salute and make your exit."Things go smoothly?" Red asks as you close the door and head for the jeep."Ah, just the usual." You shrug. "Red's just going to have to undergo a test to show her powers.""Ah, one of those." Red sighs as she puts the jeep in gear.Ah right, you almost forgot Red herself was a witch. She did always wear pants, after all."What's it like?" You ask."Eh, the Matrons just put you in a room with a bunch of random crap lying around and ask you to do all sorts of random shit." Red shrugs. "There's a lot of uncertainty as at that point, nobody, not even the subject, knows what powers they'll manifest. Usually involves putting the subject through lots of stress to draw out her powers.""Stress?" You raise your eyebrow."Oh yeah. Magic powers usually manifest when the witch feels a lot of it. In other words, shit like puberty is a surefire way to trigger it, but other things like life threatening situations could set it off as well. What do you think is the easier of the two with younger witches?">It makes sense, as long as it's controlled.>That's monstrous!>Other
>>41340136>That's monstrous!Cue persona evoker guns
>>41340136>"Red's just going to have to undergo a test to show her powers.">Red
>>41340136>"Ah, just the usual." You shrug. "Red's just going to have to undergo a test to show her powers."Boss.>It makes sense, as long as it's controlled.
>>41340136>"Red's just going to have to undergo a test to show her powers."
>>41340136>It makes sense, as long as it's controlled.Unfortunately, Artya had the life threatening situation already.
>>41340136>That's monstrous!>OtherConsidering her situation, that is not going to end well. Ask them whether there is another way, because stressing her is a definite no.
>>41340136>>Other"if they make her cry. . ."
>>41340136>It makes sense, as long as it's controlled.
>>41340136>>It makes sense, as long as it's controlled.
>>41340136>>It makes sense, but it still makes me really uncomfortable.
>>41340136>>OtherTest idea: We tell Artya that Russian Spetnaz came and assassinated all those survivors she saved, just this morning. There were no survivors.
>>41340136"It makes sense, as long as it's controlled." You grumble. "But I'm still uncomfortable at using this kind of tactic, especially with that Artya's been though.""Ah, I wouldn't worry about it. She's a tough girl." Red laughs. "Otherwise she wouldn't be here with us! I got money down that she'll beat the crap out of the proctor, in fact!""The proctors are Hessler and Elsa." You reveal."Oh, well that's sure to be interesting!" Red nods.Thankfully, Red manages to get you back to the barracks without crashing into anything or running off the road. You find Janice and the girls in the common room. Janice is playing about with Artya's hair, no doubt trying to style it, while Laika and Misono look on."So what would you like, Artya? Ponytail or pigtails?" Janice giggles, having way too much fun for something so mundane.Artya just shrugs."I see you all are having fun." You grin. "Oh, Will! You're back!" Janice says happily. "So, how did the meeting go?""Well, it's back to work for us." You sigh. "Kelsey wants Laika back in the air doing recon flights. Laika, go find Rex and tell him to take you to the hangar.""Hey, I can do that!" Red insists."No offense, but I'd prefer Laika ride with a more responsible driver." You shake your head."Meanie." Red pouts."Yeah! Will is a big meanie!" Laika laughs as she wheels past. "I'll see you later then!" "You too, you little bugger." You grin as you ruffle Laika's hair as she rolls past you. "There's more to this, right?" Janice asks a little suspiciously."The matrons want Artya to demonstrate her powers." You say.(cont)
>>41340672"I was afraid they would do that." Janice shakes her head. "They were lax about such procedures before, but now, I can understand.""Kelsey told you?""No, it's just that word travels fast through covens. I'm already well aware of the rumors." Janice says. "I just hope they don't put too much strain on poor little Artya.""Well, what's the worst that can happen?" You ask. "You've gone through it, right?""Not exactly." Janice shakes her head. "My powers developed rather quickly, so there was no need to force it out.""Misono?" You turn to your oldest adopted daughter."When I was of age I was tasked with dueling the finest samurai witches in the coven." Misono says with a smile. "Ah, such exciting times!"Yeah, probably was a bad idea to ask her.Artya looks to you and scribbles a poorly written note, no doubt due to just recently learning how to write in English from Laika.PROBLEM?"No, not at all." You kneel in front of Artya and look right at her mask's tinted lenses. "Some older witches are just going to test you. Are you all right with that?"Artya nods."I know it's not exactly regulation, but perhaps you can take her to see Hessler and Elsa? I don't think they were ever formally introduced!" Janice smiles."I dunno, wouldn't that kinda compromise the test?" Red frowns."Don't be silly!" Janice chuckles. "They're still are friends regardless, right?">Take Artya to see the Germans>Better leave them alone for now.>Other
>>41340690>>Take Artya to see the Germans
>>41340690>Take Artya to see the Germans
>>41340690>>Take Artya to see the GermansMeet the Aunties>inb4 Sauerkraut on Polish Sausage action
>>41340690>>Take Artya to see the Germanshand in hand with Will and Janice
>>41340690>Take Artya to see the GermansWe might even meet Elsa's boytoy. Heck, he might be able to talk with her directly too.
>>41340690>Take Artya to see the GermansI fear Elsa's initial reactions.
>>41340690>>Take Artya to see the Germans"Artya, these are Helene and Elsa. They are your godparents. They will send you presents on your birthday and on Christmas."
>>41340690>Take Artya to see the GermansBut bring Janice as well.
>>41340826>I fear Elsa's initial reactions.What makes you say that?
>>41340877>I can feel the corruption overtaking me
>>41340923>its a good feeling
>>41340690>>Take Artya to see the GermansAnd then it turns out Artya's power is emitting lethal radiation
>>41341014I'm sure they'll give her glowing praise for her performance either way.
>>41341097Goshdangit to heck Carlos
>>41340690"Ah, it wouldn't hurt to introduce Artya to them." You smile. "The more friends she makes, the better.""Exactly!" "All right, whatever." Red shrugs and turns to Misono. "Hey, Miso, it's time for practice. Meet me out back in five.""At once, Red-sempai!" Misono nods eagerly."I suppose it's just us, then." Janice smiles as she stands up and takes Artya's hand. "Let's go!"Fortunately, Janice proves to be a significantly more responsible driver than Red ever was, driving you over to the other side of the barracks complex with a minimum of fuss. There, you see Elsa and Hessler running laps around a track."Exercising at this hour? You two truly are the paragons of German culture." You crack a joke as Janice pulls the jeep alongside them as they run."Captain!" Hessler skids to a halt. "I did not expect to see you so soon."Hey!" Elsa waves happily. "Nice to see ya two again? How's it going?!""Nothing much." You say as you motion to Artya sitting your lap. "Just thought we'd introduce you to our newest addition, Artya.""Aw, isn't she just the cutest!" Elsa coos. "That's a pretty cool gas mask, too!"Artya gives a thumbs up in approval."She's a girl of few words." Hessler observes."Well, yeah, in a literal sense." You nod. "She doesn't talk, though it seems to be a more mental than physical thing.""I read the file." Hessler nods, giving Artya a very critical eye. "It's very much against the regulations for us to meet the test taker like this...">Yeah well, screw the rules.>I thought we'd make an exception this time.>Other
>>41341014All the unborn children have been irradiated by her undetectable radiation
>>41341187>Yeah well, screw the rules.Since when have they done anything useful for anyone?
>>41341187>I thought we'd make an exception this time.
>>41341187>>Other"Given her recent history, I figured it's safer for everyone involved that she at least knows who you are before there's any stress-testing done."
>>41341014>>41341169No, she randomly generates AnomiliesBlowout soon, fellow S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
>>41341187>>Otherid rather she not be scared you two when we might work together in the future.
>>41341187>>I thought we'd make an exception this time."Especially considering her circumstances."
>>41341292>she not be scared you two of you two*
>>41341310you might want to delete your original vote and actually reply to mercs post
>>41341187>Other>>41341243"Rules are Important, but so is knowing when to bend them a bit."
>>41341350Thanks anon>>41341187>>41341243This please
>>41341187Supporting >>41341243>>Other"Given her recent history, I figured it's safer for everyone involved that she at least knows who you are before there's any stress-testing done."
The Archive description has me worried.
>>41341187"Given her recent history, I figured it's safer for everyone involved that she at least knows who you are before there's any stress-testing done." You point out. "I mean, she DID have a nuke dropped on her, after all.""Yes, I am aware of it." Hessler sighs and kneels down in front of Artya. "Hello there, I am Elisa Hessler! You must be Artya, yes?"Artya nods sheepishly."And I'm Elsa! But you can just call me Big Sis!" Elsa chortles as she pats Artya's head and points a thumb over to Hessler. "And you can call her Auntie Hess!""What? Auntie?!" Hessler glowers. "Funny choice of words, coming from the girl three months older than me!""Not my fault you act like a granny all the time!" Elsa shrugs smugly. "Now, watch closely, Artya." Hessler gives a bright, forced smile to the girl. "Elisa will teach how to do a German Suplex!""Wait wha-" Elsa doesn't even have a chance to finish when Hessler wraps her arms around the Elsa's waist, arches backwards, slamming Elsa's head into the ground, though at the last second you see the blue glow of a shield as it absorbs the impact with a loud CRACK.Artya meanwhile claps enthusiastically."Owowowowowowow." Elsa groans as she picks herself up from the ground, rubbing the back of her head. "You coulda killed me with that, you know!""That's what shields are for." Hessler huffs as her tiger ears and tail fade away. "Now now, girls. There will be plenty of time to catfight later." You can't keep yourself from laughing. "Ha, you wish you'd like to see us wrestle!" Elsa laughs and winks at Janice. "You're free to join in too, you know! We can make a three way!""Please, Elsa." Hessler smakcks the back of Hessler's head."Owowowow!" Elsa whimpers."In either case, the demonstration will be soon." Hessler says as she checks her watch. "I suggest you head for the training grounds. We shall meet you there shortly.">Sure thing.>Actually, there's something I have to first... (specify)>Other
>>41341613>>Sure thing....Obviously the testing method will be a German Suplex.It is a true life and death situation.
>>41341613I don't know but I feel like we should talk to Hessler about when we pulled Artya out, Volgin, and what not. I know it's not much to say but considering the person we've facing it might be better to say it all the same.
>>41341613>Actually, there's something I have to first... (specify)Try to get Artya to take of her mask before it becomes a real issue during testing
>>41341657To specify what I mean by this is how Volgin seemed happy about us taking Artya. If nothing happens during this then it was nothing more than so wasted words but if something does, at least someone has a heads up or an idea to keep eye out for something odd(er).
>>41341613>Sure thing.Advise caution. Just in case.
>>41341659I hope that before this quest ends, Artya learns to take off her mask some times. She is so adorable!
>>41341613"Sure thing." You say. "Come on, Artya."As you arrive on the training grounds, you see that preparations have already been made. All manner of steel and concrete obstacles of various shapes and sizes have been scattered around the area, along with surplus cargo containers, crates, and other large objects. To the side, you can see an elevated observation area where you assume the Matrons would be observing from. The fact that the observation area was protected by thick, blast proof glass was not a positive indicator. Meanwhile, Janice leads Artya by the hand to her starting position, where a pair of Polish military police stand guard."Are you sure there's nothing we can tell her?" You ask."Every test is different." Janice shakes her head. "I don't know what the matrons plan to have Hessler and Elsa do."Artya looks at both you and Janice anxiously. "It's all right, Artya." Janice says soothingly, stroking her hair. "It's just a test. Whatever happens, you won't get hurt. I won't let them, okay?"Artya nods reluctantly."Will, do you have anything to say?" Janice turns to you.>Good luck out there.>Whatever happens, stay on the offense. Don't give them a chance to breathe.>Just try and stay safe above all else, okay?>Other
>>41341764>Just try and stay safe above all else, okay?
>>41341764>>Just try and stay safe above all else, okay?
>>41341764>>Just try and stay safe above all else, okay?>>Otherkiss the top of her head for luck.
>>41341764>>OtherI am coming too. what can go wrong
>>41341764>>Just try and stay safe above all else, okay?Give her a hug for good measure,
>>41341764"Artya, whatever happens, just try and stay safe above all else, okay?" You say, trying not to look anxious as you kiss her on the forehead, more accurately, the forehead section of her mask.However, before you can stand up again, Artya gingerly grabs your sleeve and tugs, keeping you down. She then sheepishly takes off her mask. You get a clear look at her face, which was pale as snow. However, you could still see the faint outlines of the burn scars, lingering damage that Rubens hadn't been quite able to completely get rid of. However, you didn't really see that detrimental to her appearance at all. Artya then sheepishly points her finger to her now exposed forehead.The meaning is clear and doesn't require words. You just smile and kiss her on her real forehead this time. Artya shudders for a second at the contact. As you pull away, you see Artya actually smile as she slips her mask back on and gives you a thumbs up."ALL PERSONNEL NOT INVOLVED WITH THE TEST, PLEASE VACATE THE TESTING AREA." You hear a voice bellow over a loudspeaker. "THE TEST SHALL BEGIN SHORTLY."(cont)
>>41341967With that, you and Janice are guided up to the observation area, where you see several NATO officers and Matrons gathered. You didn't really know any of them, though you notice them exchange quick greetings and formalities with Janice as she passes before they return their attention to the main event.Down below, you can see both Hessler and Elsa roll in on tank strikers, each of them wielding G3 rifles. Of course, they weren't real rifles, but replicas that fired paintballs for training purposes. That didn't bode well."BEGIN." The voice bellows as a siren blares.Immediately, Artya dashes for cover, hiding inside a large concrete pipe section as Elsa and Hessler roll forward, their rifles loaded and ready to fire. You honestly wonder what the point of this test was. Hessler and Elsa held all of the advantages here. What did the Matrons expect Artya to do?"Jeez, they're starting off strong..." Janice frowns.>I guess they're in a hurry?>They're trying to set her up to fail, aren't they?>Other
>>41341981>They're trying to set her up to fail, aren't they?
>>41341981>Other>Just watch. Wait.
>>41341981>>They're trying to set her up to fail, aren't they?And the follow-up question would be "Why?"
>>41342011Very much so. To force her to use some power? But many powers would be useless in that situation. Odd, almost certainly more going on than we have been told.
>>41341981>>They're trying to set her up to fail, aren't they?>>"End the test, this is totally out of line."omfg the Bishop kids just had to manifest their animal things, wtf is going on here?
>>41342033They obviously think Artya is a brainwashed Soviet cyborg assassin here to assassinate key personnel under the guise as a cute loli!
>>41342058Or, like so many witches popping out of the woodwork during this war, she has no formal association with any coven and may have extraordinary powers at her disposal.Everyone is looking to snatch up budding talent for prestige and pull in the witch world.
>>41342033Different kind of test.They'd already gone through tests to find their abilities, and they knew what they were. That was to confirm who they were with their existing records.*This* test is to figure out what those abilities are in the first place, so it's got a very different format.
>>41342033The Bishop kids have to go through this "testing" too. If they want to be legit witches instead of pilots. Which when I think about it, might be never. Planes too good. Down with stupid old fashion strikers!
Ever since I read the archive description I've just been waiting for Volgin to rear his ugly and unwelcome head so we can hurry the fuck up and kill him and just move on already.
>>41342191There won't be any moving on. The quest will end period.
>>41342209Evidently you've not read what Merc's said on that matter.
>>41342210...no? what happened?
>>41342189aka typical retoric of main SWQ89? Both it and TWQ89 seem to push more for planes/tanks enhanced by witches than Strikers.
>>41342217He's going to wrap up this current arc then put PJW on hiatus until Ghost finishes SW89 before finishing off PJW, because his pacing is wildly different from Ghosts.
>>41341981"They're trying to set her up to fail, aren't they?" You whisper to Janice."I'm not so sure about that." Janice frowns. "But they are using stricter standards. Either they want her to fail as an excuse not to fight over her, or they believe she possesses very powerful talent worth trying to force out.""What would make them think that?""Well." Janice smiles wryly. "Arty did survive a nuclear bomb, right? That must mean she's somewhat special."Down below, you can see Hessler and Elsa moving aggressively, weaving through the obstacles and sweeping each and every one. Artya keeps dashing from cover to cover, continually thwarting attempts to catch her, butt he German witches are slow and methodical, slowly herding Artya into a corner like a hunted animal. Finally, Artya is left hiding behind a single cargo container, with no place else to go. Hessler and Elsa slowly roll up on either side, rifles raised and ready."It's the moment of truth now." Janice frowns.Hessler and Elsa look at each other and nod. They then prep for the assault by each throwing a flashbang over the container. After two loud BANGS, the two witches swing around...(cont)
>>41342276...and are immediately forced back by a blast of smoke and burning embers. Almost immediately, every matron in the observation deck stands up, with some taking pictures and others furiously jotting down notes. Down below, a thick black cloud of burning smoke emanates from where Artya was hiding, with bright orange embers interspersed in the cloud. Hessler and Elsa immediately reverse away, their shields glowing bright as the air around them literally burns."A fitting power, I see." Janice says sadly. The Matrons then huddle together and mumble at each for a few second before nodding to the announcer."TEST IS CONCLUDED. ALL PERSONNEL STAND DOWN. I REPEAT, ALL PERSONNEL STAND DOWN."With that, Hessler and Elsa back off back to their initial starting positions. You and Janice are already out of your chairs and down on the tarmac, running towards the smoke cloud. "Artya!" You yell, coughing and wincing from the heat. "Artya! You did it! You can stop now!" And just like that, the smoke dissipates as quickly as it had appeared, revealing a shaking Artya as she tries to walk toward you, but her legs begin to wobble and buckle. Janice lunges forward with magic enhanced speed and snatches her up in a hug."Oh, you did a good job, Artya! A very good job!" Janice cries as she holds Artya tight. You're about to join when you're intercepted by a young airman."Captain Pierce, Colonel Kelsey requires your presence. It's urgent." He says.You look to Artya and Janice, and back to the airman.>All right, but let's make this quick.>Give me a minute.>Other
>>41342286>Give me a minute.
>>41342286>>Give me a minute.
>>41342286>All right, but let's make this quick.
>>41342286>>All right, but let's make this quick.>>OtherGive Artya a quick hug.I think shit is going to go down.Don't delay, we might need to hustle.
>>41342286>Give me a minute.Is 4chan shitting itself right now?
>>41342286>OtherBring Janice and Artya with us
>>41342286>>Give me a minute.Apply headpats then go.
>>41342286"Can you give it a minute?" You ask."Sir, the Colonel was very insistent-""Only a minute." You say. "I'll be right back!"You dash over to Arty and Janice and give Artya another kiss on the forehead. "You did good, Artya. You did good." You smile. "You totally showed those matrons!""And Pyrokinesis, too. That's a rather rare ability." Janice nods."Anyways, can you handle things here?" You ask. "Colonel Kelsey is calling me.""Yes, of course. Somebody is going to have to talk to the matrons." Janice sighs. "Go."You give Janice a quick kiss on the cheek and dash back to the waiting airman. He quickly leads you over to a waiting jeep, where he takes you to the control tower on full pedal. You wonder what the hell could possibly be going on. You are then led up into the tower, where you see Kesley with a grim face as he stares at one of the radar screens. Next to him is Sokolov, with his hands over his face."Sir?" You step forward, dread already creeping into your chest. "What happened?""It's my fault." Sokolov groans. "I should've examined it closer. I never thought he'd have hidden a backdoor...""Pierce." Kesley says sadly. "Laika is down.">And that's it for tonight! We're getting into the homestretch now! Probably going to be one or two threads left, so be sure not to miss them!>And don't forget Ace Combat on Friday and Vertical Tanks on Saturday!>Pic slightly related.
>>41342435oh no you didnt
>>41342435TIME TO OPERATEVOLGIN DIESThanks for the thread Merc.
>>41342435Shock, followed by incoherent rage.
>>41342435>>"You did good, Artya. You did good." You smile. "You totally showed those matrons!"Yay!>>"Pierce." Kesley says sadly. "Laika is down."No.>>"It's my fault." Sokolov groans. "I should've examined it closer. I never thought he'd have hidden a backdoor..."VOOOLGIIIN!!!Thanks for the run and the cliffhanger ending, Merc.
>backdoorOh boy.Now folks.Imagine fronk's daughterus shooting him down.
>>41342435Get the guns, the knives, the tanks, the heli readyAlso good work
>>41342484Damn it, Bad Ideas Anon! You do enough damage in Kant-O-Celle Quest! Don't give Ghost ideas!...it's too late...
>>41342484You do remember that all that got replaced, right?
>>41342484Their implants have been completely replaced, though.Laika's was the top-grade prototype and didn't cause physical issues like the twins/Anya, so she kept her original plugs.Fronk's safe from backstabs.
>>41342435yep, can't wait to kill that tard and never have him mentioned ever again, just tired of his shit
>>41342503>>41342510Hey look at that. People that think. That's novel.
Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dusthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO1OLeU9mc0Objective: Kill Volgin
>>41342523You sound mad.
Pretty sure all the backdoor did was shut down the plane, not control it. They said she was down, not that she had been controlled.
>>41342557Not mad, just tired and exhausted of his deus ex machina crap.He's just a shitty villain who's outlived his plot and narrative welcome.
>>41342566Backdoors and hacking don't work that way.I'm guessing that Volgin sent a signal that shut down Laika's VDNI implants. Without VDNI, she can't pilot her plane.Laika was probably under attack during this time. So the ACTIVE got shot down and she was forced to eject...God damn it, Volgin. Let us reunite DesDiv 6 first, you bastard.
>>41342605>God damn it, Volgin. Let us reunite DesDiv 6 first, you bastard.b-but he is the offspring of Sauron and Cruella DeVille! Of course he need to be as evil as he can!
>>41342632No, he needs to be euthanased.
>>41342632>b-but he is the offspring of Sauron and Cruella DeVille!>the child of a giant flaming eyeball and Cruella...I need brainbleach...
>>41342510Beat me to it. Any software in their old implants is long gone- they've got the exact same suite as Frank and Merlin. To include the software tweaks Merlin's done.
>>41342704aw, ghost. you're no fun.
>>41342649>>41342696....oh right, /tg/.No wonder people missed this reference,.
>>41342704So this is the way you establish that Fronk's pilot daughterus are superior to Merc's pilot daughteru.Truly the Daughteru War is terrifying.
>>41342730You'll note, Anya's isn't the same.
>>41342581You seem incredibly mad. Like super butt frustrated. Pounded pooper peeved.
>>41342742...Clever Ghost.Is that why Anya was badly sick?
>>41342730It's canon that Laika would BTFO both Lilya and Stasya as they are now in a straight up dogfight, even 2v1.Frank is a different story, though. NOBODY knows (or wants to know) what would happen if they both went at it with limiters off.
>>41342752More like you can't comprehend apathy.
>>41342766>It's canon that Laika would BTFO both Lilya and StasyaHey, sounds like a challenge!
>>41342768So much apathy you just have to let us know how not mad you are
A programmer. >Not having a back door. Someone (us) smack him please, that's not smart.
>>41342766Stasya and Lilya are cuter, though.
>>41342766>>41342795Shots fired. It's on now.Seriously speaking, would you guys terribly mind if I wrote another WAFF story about Laika, Stasya, and Lilya?I can't give any details yet; it's just a slight inkling in the back of my head for now.No lewds, though. Definitely no lewds.
>>41342815As long as there's no lewds, go for it!
>>41342795Those be fightin' words, Ghost.
>>41342757Was? You mean is.
>>41342915Oh, right, my bad. I used the past tense since the thread covering that crisis was weeks back.
>>41342915>>41342950THREAD FASTER GOAST
>>41342915Hey Ghost, is Ice ever going to use that Rifle of hers? The one that punches holes through Battleship armour?