Well, this is it! This will probably be the final thread before we go on extended hiatus. However, I'll try to make this a proper enough conclusion in case this is the last thread period!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!Your heart stops when you hear Kelsey's words."What do you mean Laika's down?!" You yell, instinctively grabbing Kelsey by the collar. However, to his credit, Kelsey does nothing to stop you. "How did this happen?!""It's my fault." Sokolov sighs. "There was a backdoor I missed." "What are you talking about?" You growl as you finally let go of Kelsey."Sokolov, explain it to him." Kelsey sighs, straightening out his uniform."Well, you see, the VDNI Laika uses is technology that was funded and developed by GRU." Sokolov explains. "All of the hardware and software was developed in Russia. Naturally, I rooted out all of the backdoors hidden in the programming, or at least I thought I did...""How does that explain things?" You ask."While Laika was on patrol, her craft received an encrypted transmission from a Russian transmitter. I believe that was a signal to trigger the backdoor in her VDNI implant, which immediately ejected her from the craft.""We had two F-15s flying CAP that visually confirmed a chute, but it fell on the Russian side of the border." Kelsey says grimly. "Without Laika at the controls, the XF-19 defaulted to autopilot and returned to base.""So what are we going to do about it?" You demand."We narrowed down the possible places she could been taken. However, I need to contact NATO Command and the Joint Chiefs to get authorization for a rescue mission." Kelsey says.>Do it, then.>Screw that, we're going right now.>Other
>>41488061>>Screw that, we're going right now.
>>41488061>>Do it, then.>>But we're going right now anyway.Forgiveness, persimmons, etc.
>>41488061Screw that, we're going right now.I knew that she should have kept spare legs in the plane
>>41488061>Screw that, we're going right now.
>>41488126Supporting>Do it, then.>But we're going right now anyway.She's a major asset, losing her back to russia is a bad thing.
>>41488061>>Do it, then.Obvious trap is obvious and last time we checked we don't have any Snakes with us.
>>41488061>Screw that, we're going right now.Fuck your command structure, WE HAVE A PLOT DOWN.GET TO THE OSPREY!
>>41488061>Do it, then.What are the odds some of Putin's guys picked her up
>>41488294low, mainly because there's WAY TOO MUCH lead up to Volgin doing it.Though rushing it won't help as thats' what he's expecting.
>>41488294Imagine Pierce's reaction if he went to recover Laika, and found Raikov chatting with Laika in the most civil manner imaginable.
>>41488492Given how torn up about Killing laika's parents raikov has been recently, I doubt they'd be chatting pleasantly.Raikov would probably be having a minor breakdown if Laika thanked her for helping.
>>41488061>Do it then.>Prep the team and await the go signal.
>>41488567I don't think it'd be that minor
>>41488061>>Screw that, we're going right now.>>OtherGive me the authorisation enroute, then.
>>41488061"You can do that then. In the meantime, I'm going out to rescue her." You grunt as you turn for the exit."Pierce, wait!" Kelsey stops you by grabbing your shoulder. "Are you sure you want to do this?""She's my DAUGHTER, Colonel. I can't just leave-""I'm not talking about that legal crap." Kelsey snaps. "You go now, you're going in alone with no support and no intel. I know going through proper channels takes time, and I know we don't have a lot of it. I'm not going to stop you but just THINK for a moment here, Captain!">You're right.>Nothing's going to stop me.>Other
>>41488592If so, then what would her reaction be to meeting both Stasya and Lilya?
>>41488688>>You're right.Seriously people, this isn't some action movie where plot armor is in full effect. Remember what happened when we had Pierce take on Ravikov?Like I said before this is to draw us into a trap, rushing in foolishly would just play into Volgin's hands.
>>41488688>>Other"You're damn right, I'm thinking about this. Thinking about what they're gonna do to Laika."
>>41488690Fetal positions and violent sobbing, I suspect.
>>41488688>If you think that it's going to be that serious then send some air support with us. But I've got 4 witches and a gunship supporting me, so I'm hardly toothless.>Nothing's going to stop me.
>>41488688>You're right.Goddammit, I'm all for going right now, but we don't know where she is (and could have easily been moved by now), and so would recklessly endanger ourselves and our teammates. I'd say an hour or two at most, get those Delta boys, and then go in.
>>41488688>You're right.>How many favors can we cash in to get that support/intel?
>OtherGet a fucking Map, we plan NOW
>>41488688>>You're right.Can we at least break something to show how angry we are?
>>41488690Not well. Better now than if the girls had still been in the USSR, but still not well. The only mitigating factor for her would be how happy they seem to be.
>>41489008No, save the anger for Volgin.
>>41488688>You're right.>OtherWe start this work Right now!
>>41489011I imagine the Stasya, Lilya and Anya might freak out if they saw her if their suppressed/forgotten memories were triggered or am I wrong?
>>41488688Part of you wanted to rage, to punch Kelsey in the fact for daring to try and stop you. However, you manage to rein in your anger and take a deep breath, calming yourself down. Kelsey had a very good point. Going out now without a plan was damn near suicide."How soon can we expect an answer?" You ask."I just need to make a phone call. Given Laika's strategic value, I expect them to come to a decision within the hour." Kelsey assures you. "Just cool off and be patient, all right? We all want to see her come home. You can stay here if you want, or take walk to cool off.">I'll stay here.>Yeah I need something to take my mind off this.>Other
>>41489232>>OtherStart prep.Gather equipment, call in other units that we know that might be in the area. Call in all the support we can muster.
>>41489097If I remember correctly, Raikov kept the girls knocked out the entire time she was with them. Some other branch of the program took over after Raikov "delivered" them. None of the girls saw her face.As such, if said girls were to meet Raikov, they would be left wondering why the experienced combat witch just curled up into the fetal position and started crying.>>41489011Hey Ghost, next Raikov chapter when?
>>41489232>Yeah I need something to take my mind off this.
>>41489232>Prep for combatWe need to be ready to lift the moment we get the call.
>>41489232>Yeah I need something to take my mind off this.Janice, now. Then start prepping.
>>41489232>OtherGet prep started and the crew together.
>>41489293I thought Stasya might have saw something since their was some struggle but I haven't see that story for awhile.
>>41489232>>Yeah I need something to take my mind off this.>>OtherStart getting the team ready. Work up the unholy fury.Evacuate as Janice goes into a mama-bear rage.
>>41489232>Yeah I need something to take my mind off this.>OtherPrep everything we will need. Inform our crew of this.
Oh btw Merc, you didn't post on your twitter you're running now.
>>41489433>Evacuate as Janice goes into a mama-bear rage.And Misono goes into a sisterly rageAnd Rex goes scary big-brotherAnd Artya goes Flame On
>>41489284>units that we know that might be in the area.Bree's squadron was still in-theater, wasn't it?She wouldn't need any convincing to support a rescue of her niece.
>>41489232>>Yeah I need something to take my mind off this."Sokolov, how fast you can rig me a mini-nuke?"
>>41489232>I'll stay here.
>>41489534And everyone else grabs assorted knifes, shotguns and rockets filled with tungsten flechettes.No-one attacks the unit daughters and gets to live.
>>41489232"I'm going to get my squadron prepped to go." You say. "Whatever their answer, we're going at a moments' notice.""Understood." Kelsey nods. "Once I get an answer I'll let you know right away."You immediately make your way to the barracks, where the rest of your squadron has gathered to spend their downtime. You push the door open and yell."Everybody!" You yell. "Get geared up and ready to go at any moment!""What? But we're not on call." Red frowns. "What's going on?"You see Janice's eyes meet yours, and you can tell her intuition was already warning her about what was up. However, you have to say it out loud."Laika's been captured by the Russians." You announce. "She's going to need to be rescued, and we're the ones that are going to be doing it. I want the Ghost Hawk, Comanche, and your strikers ready to fly within hour! Hustle, people!"Nobody even says a thing. They all wordlessly revert to soldier mode and immediately sprint out of the barracks to the hangar. However, Janice stays behind and her hand grips yours tight."Is she injured?" She asks, her voice barely whisper."I don't know." You sigh."Will she be safe?""I don't know." You shake your head. "But most likely. Laika's too important otherwise.""It was a mistake to let her go." Janice's head droops."It was her choice. Just like the rest of us." You say, putting your finger under her chin and bringing her face back up. "Doesn't matter. We're going to get her back. I guarantee it."That's when you feel something tug at your shirt, and you see Artya standing next to you, her mask now off. She holds up hastily scribbled note up to you.I CAN FIGHT. I GO TOO.>I don't think I can stop you, anyways.>One of my daughters has been captured already, I don't want to risk losing a second.>Other
>>41489949>>I don't think I can stop you, anyways.>>Other"But listen carefully to my instructions and don't run off on your own or I can't let you go out there."
>>41489949>One of my daughters has been captured already, I don't want to risk losing a second.
>>41489949>>I don't think I can stop you, anyways.She stays in the Ghost Hawk.
>>41489949>>One of my daughters has been captured already, I don't want to risk losing a second.
>>41489949>I don't think I can stop you, anyways.
>>41489949>>I don't think I can stop you, anyways.
Question, how do we make use of and properly deploy a witch whos ability basically works like a walking bomb.
>>41489949>>I don't think I can stop you, anyways.I doubt that Volgin knows about her really. But yeah no having her be a one loli army.
>>41490017Supporting this.If she does come with then she stick with us.
>>41489949>I don't think I can stop you, anyways.Never travels further than arms length away though.>>41490093Can burn shit preventing pursuit or create a diversion.
>>41489949>Other"I don't like it, but I doubt I could stop you. Let's get you kitted up properly, at least. Maybe someone around here has an AK you can use."
I just remember, Artya's abilities more or less resemble early version of SW which the Neuroi able to spread miasma.
>>41490288...no? Her ability is fire. Lots and lots of fire.
>>41489949"Truth be told, I don't think I'd be able to stop you no matter what I say or do." You sigh. "Okay, you can come with us, but you stick with me, Red, and Rex ALWAYS. No going off on your own. Can you promise me that?"Artya silently nods, the determination clear on her lightly scarred face.Suddenly, you hear the door burst open and you see an out of breath Kelsey come in. It looked like he had literally run the whole way here."Colonel? That was fast." You blink."Well, there's some good news. It's a good thing I managed to catch you here." Kelsey pants for a second to catch his breath before continuing. "The Joint Chiefs came to a consensus and decided that Laika is too strategically important to lose to the Russians. They've authorized us utilize whatever resources we have to effect a rescue.""I'm sensing a 'but' here, sir." You narrow your eyes."Well, a bit of a complication." Kelsey frowns. "We were contacted by people from Putin's faction. It appears they heard what happened as well and they want to provide some assistance.""What kind of assistance?" Janice asks suspiciously. "I know Putin as shown an unnerving interest in Laika before.""Mostly just intel." Kelsey explains. "He loses just as much as we do if the Russians get Laika back and manage to turn her. He's given us the location of the most likely area she's being held at.""So what's he asking for in return?" You ask."Well, he confirmed Colonel Volgin is behind the kidnapping. He communicated his interest that in the event we capture Volgin, he be turned over to him. He seems to believe NATO would be 'too soft' on him.""It's tempting." You admit."Of course, NATO Command is very much against it any sort of turnover." Kelsey warns. "A man like Volgin holds a lot of valuable intel, and they don't like the idea of Putin having access to it.">I'm still seriously considering it.>I'd rather see Volgin in our custody.>That's implying he's coming out of this alive.>Other
>>41490532>I'd rather see Volgin in our custody.
>>41490532>>Other"If there were some some of Putin's operatives that happened to get away with him in their custody, that sure would be a shame, wouldn't it?"
>>41490532>>I'd rather see Volgin in our custody.And>That's implying he's coming out of this alive.
>>41490532>That's implying he's coming out of this aliveThat is a very heavy implication. I don't think we should go out of our way to kill him, but I get a feeling he won't surrender easily.
>>41490532>>That's implying he's coming out of this alive.
>>41490532>>That's implying he's coming out of this alive.>>Other>>I'm still seriously considering it if we can get him to share the data
>>41490532>That's implying he's coming out of this alive.
>>41490532>I'd rather see Volgin in our custody.If only a certain Dr. Vahlen were available to perform the interrogation.
>>41490532>That's implying he's coming out of this alive.that man is far too dangerous to allow to continue living
>>41490532>>I'd rather see Volgin in our custody.>>That's implying he's coming out of this alive.
Thats a nice war criminal prisoner you have there Putin, be a shame is someone shot him.
>>41490532>I'd rather see Volgin in our custody.As much as I hate him, He's been too good of a villain to kill off. That and better the devil we know.
>>41490532>Just as long as Volgin suffers at the hands of those he has caused suffering to.
>>41490714Its not like anons will able to bead a shot on him anyway.I'll bet some lewd art that Volgin will escape or get Wild Dog-esque end.
>>41490742Lewds of who though?
>>41490742Merc.MERC.You know what to do.
>>41490773anything anon wants, as long as its not daughters and Merlin.
>>41490810bullseye being nailed by nung.
>>41490810An acceptable rule.
>>41490810Draw Pierces sister and her boyfriend being lewd.
>>41490810Cake baking accident with all the daughterus. PJ and SW'89.All the daughterus covered in white frosting.Its not lewd, just cooking
>>41491003>Stasya and Lilya>Cookingit's not lewd, it's another atomic detonation.
>>41490886>>41490978>>41491003you all do aware that Merc need to save Volgin first for me to get start drawing?didn't matter, i'll start sketching in case Merc hwant me to suffer/spoiler]
>>41490810Draw Ice, Slider and Katya in bed.Rope optional.
>>41491061hence the frosting everywhere
>>41490532"That's implying he'd coming out of this alive." You growl."I understand that Volgin is an enemy combatant and casualties in the battlefield are completely unavoidable." Kelsey says sympathetically. "Even though NATO would greatly benefit from his capture, I will understand if Volgin refuses to be captured."Yeah, Kelsey was practically telling you that if Volgin were to end up dead under any circumstance, he wouldn't bring any action against you. A bit comforting to know. "All right, so we know where we're going?" You ask. "Of course. That's why I asked another friend of ours to help." Kelsey turns to the door right as Anderson walks in."Pierce." Anderson nods at you."Sir." You salute. "Okay, I'm going to get straight to the point there." Anderson brings out a map and rolls it out on the dining table. "According to Putin's intel, there's a secret GRU facility located here, just east of the Ukrainian border. Apparently it's used as a base to smuggle spies and black market goods into Ukraine and eastern Europe. Very secret, very fortified.""What kind of assets do we have?" You ask.(cont)
>>41491129"Fortunately, Spectre team is the area doing recon. I've already tasked them to scout out the facility." Anderson grins. "As for support, it's rather limited due to the short notice, but we've still got a lot to work with." Kelsey hands you a list. "We have your sister's squadron, Hessler and Elsa, and a company of Rangers ready to go right now. In addition, we'll chip in any air support we can provide, but given the AA defenses, don't rely on that too much.""Dang." You whistle. "That's a lot of firepower for a rescue mission.""Maybe a little too much." Anderson warns. "That's a lot of people we're going to have to transport. That makes things clunky, as well as increases the chances of detection. I would suggest using a smaller force. Maybe bring a squad of Rangers. A platoon at most.">We go in full force. Bring the whole company.>We'll go in with a platoon.>Go in small. Take a squad.>We won't need the Rangers.>Other
>>41491161>We'll go in with a platoon.
>>41491161>>Go in small. Take a squad.Man we need SPECTRE squad. Have Lex bring them in on his Littlebird.
>>41491161>otherBring the company, but can we have the Rangers on stand-by like the Bin Laden raid?
>>41491161>We'll go in with a platoon.We need Hessler And Elsa. Two top tier tank witches on ground? Yes pls.
>>41491161>Go in small. Take a squad.Speed is going to be key here
>>41491161>>We'll go in with a platoon.
>>41491161>>We go in full force. Bring the whole company.We need to maximize our ability to kill Russians.
>>41491161>>Go in small. Take a squad.>>OtherHave the others ready in choppers to come in after we start the festivities. Once we go loud, they come in, we pound them like a trailer park girlfriend, leave with our daughter and whatever intel can be pried loose.
>>41491161>>We'll go in with a platoon.Prat00n
>>41491161>We'll go in with a platoonPlatoons come with more machineguns with which to secure our extraction point
>>41491161>Go in small. Take a squad.>Can we get some SEAD and CAS aircraft?Also this: >>41491250
>>41491161>OtherGive us Dslyexci with an M203. Roughly the same firepower as a company.
>>41491585Then put him behind enemy lines. Either he kills them all one by one or they waste all their ammo on places they think he is.
>>41491161"If this place is as heavily fortified as you say, then we'll need firepower." You say. "We'll take a platoon in at the start, and we keep the rest of the company in reserve in case things go to hell.""Good idea." Anderson nods. "Now, this all just preliminary, but Spectre Team found some points of interest around the area."He points to the map again, circling three areas around the primary circle signifying the base."Right here is the front entrance. The base is built into the side of a mountain, and this tunnel is the only way in. It's protected by an armored door that's going to require heavy explosives to take down. A few miles to the east, we have a long range SAM battery of four S-300s which is going to severely hamper our ability to provide air support. Finally, there's landline that provides a direct communication link to a nearby army base that has an entire Guards division garrisoned there. Once the shooting happens, we have about 30 minutes before the place is crawling with Ivans. Spectre is in position to sabotage one of these sites to coordinate with your arrival. They just need to know which one to hit.">Destroy the SAM sites.>Cut the landline.>Open the gates.>Other
>>41491768>Cut the landline.
>>41491768>>Destroy the SAM sites.
>>41491768>>Cut the landline.
>>41491768>>Destroy the SAM sites.We could open the fortress with enough bomb.
>>41491768>>Destroy the SAM sites.AIR SUPERIORITY
>>41491768>>Destroy the SAM sites.with the SAM gone we can have the company of rangers arrive after the Guards division.
>Destroy the SAM sites.
>>41491768>Destroy the SAM sites.We can be in and out in 30 minutes, but S-300s are bad fuckin news man
>>41491768>Cut the landline.NO reinforcements!
>>41491768>It's protected by an armored door that's going to require heavy explosives to take downSure it us.HOWEVER.WE HAVE A BOMB.AND ITS CALLED ARTY
>>41491909Except we talking about Veteran Rangers, that would be a big mismatch.
>>41491768>Destroy the SAM sites.
>>41491949yes it would but surprise and a flank attack would fuck up anyone
>>41491909A division as in several thousand dudes with armor and artillery and shit. We cannot fight them, but if we take out the SAMs we can have air support slow them down.
>>41491984I'm not sure you get the difference in size between a company and a division.
>>41491984You are talking ~120 guys against ~3000
>>41492009no but i just remembered and i haven't slept in like 33 hours
>>41491984Might wanna rethink those numbers there Rommel.
>>41492091see here>>41492038 to why i fucked that up
MGHQ School Days with Carol Oneshot when?
>>41492215I think you meant to post that in the VT thread.
>>41492215Do you mean "School Days" as in the anime?If so, then I pity the MC.
>>41492250Exactly what I said.>>41492278That thread's still alive?
>>41491768"Tell them to take out the SAM sites. We can handle the rest." You say. "We can have our air support destroy or slow down enemy reinforcements.""Good thinking." Kelsey nods. "I'll get strike craft ready and waiting. I suggest you get moving. Time is of the essence, after all.""Yes sir." You salute."Come back alive, soldier." Kelsey salutes back."I'll get everybody back alive, sir." You assure him. "Go save your little girl." Anderson nods.With that, you're already out the door and sprinting for the hangar. You can already see your squadron getting prepped to launch. However, you see a number of large, unfamiliar looking Chinooks. The were very smooth and angular, similar to how the Ghost Hawk looked..."Ah, so YOU'RE the reason my brother told me to deploy these right away." Christina muses as she steps out from one of the Chinooks and waves. "I guess I shouldn't be surprised.""These are your doing?" You ask, nodding to the stealth Chinooks.""Of course. All that data you accumulated on the Ghost Hawk was extremely helpful." Christina nods. "We carried over all of the stealth techniques we incorporated into the Ghost Hawk into the Chinook design. What you see here now are the first four prototype Ghost Chinooks.""Thanks a lot, Christina." You smile."No problem. You've taken good care of my daughter, it's the least I can do to help save yours." Christina smiles. "Just try not to get them too damaged, all right?"(cont)
>>41492355Yes it is.
>>41492355Yep, it's been converted into a Q&A thread that's running alongside this thread.
>>41492373"Sure thing." You nod. You then jog over to the hangar, where you see your witches and then some."Will!" Bree comes bounding out of the hangar and gives you a crushing bear hug. "I heard what happened! I'm gonna tear those red fuckers apart!" "That's nice Bree, but I gotta breathe first!" You wheeze."Oh whoops, sorry." Bree lets go of you and backs up. "You sure pick up a lot of weird friends, though.""We're not weird, just German!" Elsa cackles as she rolls forward. "You got any obstacles, me and Hess will bust right through them!""I'm still in debt of you for saving my life. It's only natural I return the favor." Hessler nods.You're... you're really touched that everybody came together to help you out. However, before you can say anything cheesy or sentimental, Bullseye pokes his head out of the Ghost Hawk."Hey, Boss! You wanna save Laika? Let's get fucking moving! We've only got so many hours of darkness, you know!">You're right. Let's get going.>Actually, I still need to talk to (specify).>Other
>>41492400>>You're right. Let's get going."Lets do this".
>>41492400>>You're right. Let's get going.
>>41492400>You're right. Let's get going.
>>41492400>>You're right. Let's get going.CHARRRRRRRGEDEATH TO VOLGIN
>>41492400>You're right. Let's get going.Talk can wait until AFTER we save Laika.>Ghost ChinookI want one so badly.
>>41492400>>You're right. Let's get going.So... are we going to tell Bree she's going to be an aunt?
>>41492476She *is* an Aunt.To Laika, Misono and Artya.She's flying out to rescue one of her nieces right now.
>>41492476Not the time, and she already is with Misono, Laika, and Artya.
>>41492400>Actually, I still need to talk to SokolovAny other backdoors that might exist in the VDNI system, as well as what other projects he heard Volgin using as security for his bases.
>>41492513Well, when she point out she already *is*, tell her "I mean the one with blood connection'".Say it after we save Laika.
Time for some mood music.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrGQvRvuWUU
>>41492400>You're right. Let's get going. LEEEEEEEROOOOYYYY JENKINS!
>>41492373LOL, stealth shithooks. Will wonders never cease!
>>41492693Soon you will have stealth A-10's providing CAS.
>>41492693I'm waiting for the stealth Ospreys.Speed AND stealth.
>>41491061Nah, I doubt that will be the case, though I imagine Stasya and Lilya lighting frosting and Arty on fire.
>>41492743That's a Wipeout, son
>>41492779It's so stealthy, all the Marines it kills only ever get listed MIA, since noone can find the corpses.
>>41492400"You're right, let's get going." You say as you jump into the Ghost Hawk. Elsa also comes in and sits on the side, while Hessler goes to one of the Chinooks since her tank strikers were too heavy for the Ghost Hawk."All right, all units, let's go!" You announce over the radio."Wait!" You turn to see Sokolov running forward, carrying a large briefcase as he tries to get aboard the Ghost Hawk."Whoa whoa WHOA!" You bark, pushing Sokolov back. "What are you doing, Sokolov?""If you're going to raid a GRU base, you'll need my assistance." Sokolov says, trying to drum up as much bravery as he can. "I helped design the the security systems all GRU bases use. I know their weaknesses and the types of encryption they use. If you want to penetrate their defenses quickly, you'll need my help.""You're not just doing this because you feel you have to make up for Laika's capture, are you?" You narrow your eyes."I'll be lying to say that I wasn't... but if there's anything I can do, I'll help!" Sokolov says with conviction.>You'll do much more good staying here.>All right, you can come along.>Other
>>41493021>>All right, you can come along.
>>41493021>Glare at him>>All right, you can come along.
>>41493021>>All right, you can come along.I have a deathflag feeling about is, but... we need every advantage we can get.
>>41493021>All right, you can come along.inb4 he heroically sacrifices himself so everyone can escape.
>>41493021>>All right, you can come along."Can someone get extra armor for him?"
>>41493021>All right, you can come along.>Assign him a few guards
>>41493021>All right, you can come along.
>>41493021>All right, you can come along.Someone put some bullet proof armor on him! We do not want him to die here!
>>41493021>You'll do much more good staying here.
>>41493021>>All right, you can come along.Caught up to PJWQ! Time to rescue Laika!
>>41493021"All right, you can come along." You nod and turn to Rex. "Rex! Get him a spare vest and helmet! We don't want him getting picked off by a stray round or anything!""Got it." Rex says, grabbing some spare armor from a locker and hastily fitting it over the scientist. It was about a size or two too big for the scrawny little man, but it was better than wearing nothing. "He's good.""All right. All units, take off!" You yell.The air is filled with the sound the relatively silent humming of silenced rotors as your Ghost Hawk, the Comanche, and the four Chinooks take off. Immediately right behind, your and Bree's witches follow, taking picket positions alongside the flanks, front, and rear of the helo formation."Yo, Will." Bree swings closer to the Ghost Hawk. "I heard in the briefing that there's this bigass armored door and a Guards division we have to worry about.""Yeah." You nod. "You proposing something?""Well, the Ranger guys are saying they've got enough explosives on them to breach the door, but I was figuring that might take too long." Bree says. "However, I'm sure a few magically enhanced AT-4s can bust that door down quick!""Are you sure that's a good idea using up all your AT munitions like that?" You ask."Well, that's why I'm asking you." Bree retorts.Well, Bree's unit was packing lots of firepower, but it was very limited use. However, did have what Ugly's Comanche lacked, which was pure speed. They'd be able to cover lots of ground and blitz whatever they happened to come across.>Take out the door. >Focus on suppressing enemy defenses.>Go delay the enemy reinforcements.>Other
>>41493603>>Go delay the enemy reinforcements.
>>41493603>>Take out the door.
>>41493603>Focus on suppressing enemy defenses.Our mission is an automatic fail if our transports get nailed.
>>41493603How many AT-4s does she have?
>>41493603>>Focus on suppressing enemy defenses.
>>41493603>Focus on suppressing enemy defenses.
>>41493603>Go delay the enemy reinforcementsWe've got enough heat with us to take on whatever's on site, but that Guards division is a whole other thing.
>>41493603>Go delay the enemy reinforcements.We really can't let that Guards division go unharassed.
>>41493603>>Go delay the enemy reinforcements.Fucking up their reinforcements will give us more time to exploit the sight after we get our daughter back.
>>41493603>>Focus on suppressing enemy defenses.>>Go delay the enemy reinforcements.Searcho ando DestroyuSEARCHO ANDO DESTROYYYU
>>41493603"Just focus on suppressing the enemy defenses." You instruct. "Planting explosives won't be a problem if nobody can shoot at us.""Got it!" Bree cackles. She waves at her squadron and they boost forward, their Strike Eagle strikers flaring in the darkness."We just passed over the border!" Bullseye announces. "Gamma One will accompany us while Gamma Two, Three, and Four will stay behind in reserve. We'll reach the LZ in fifteen minutes!""Actually, which LZ are we choosing?" Gamma One's pilot asks. "We have two different ones."You hastily check your map. The primary LZ would put you a couple of miles away from the facility. Far enough away you could approach stealthily on foot. The secondary LZ was landing right in front of the entrance tunnel for maximum speed and minimal subtlety.>Take the stealthier LZ.>Take the faster LZ.>Other
>>41494117>Take the faster LZ.
>>41494117>>Take the faster LZ.
>>41494117>Take the faster LZ.Aggression!
>>41494117>Take the stealthier LZ.
>>41494117>Take the faster LZ.It begins...
>>41494117>>Take the faster LZ.Defences are suppressed. GET IN THERE.
>>41494117>>Take the faster LZ.Speed is armor. Schnell!
>Take the faster LZ.In and Out as fast as possible.
>>41494117"We're going to do this fast and aggressive." You say. "We're going to land right at their front door.""Roger that." Gamma One says.Ahead of you, you can already see explosions and fire as Bree does her work. You see her with her MGL, cackling loudly as guard towers, gun emplacements,and pretty much anything that moved was felled by her explosive assault. Meanwhile, her witches were zipping about, dodging gunfire and laying down a steady bombardment of magically enhanced grenades. Immediately, air raid sirens begin blaring. Bree continues dropping grenades when she's forced to dodge to the side to dodge a rocket salvo."We got Hinds and witches in the air!" Bree warns."Don't worry, leave them to us." Janice says grimly. You see her and the rest of your witches boost forward to engage the aerial threats, tracers and magic shields immediately lighting up the sky. "Shit, this is gonna be rough!" Bullseye grunts as he brings the Ghost Hawk in low and fast to avoid potential AA fire. At this point, you had less to fear from actual targeted attacks, and more from being accidentally hit from the sheer walls of lead being thrown around at this point. Hoskins mans the door gun and unloads a stream of tracers at the ground below. Bullseye flares the Ghost Hawk at the last second, causing the whole craft to lurch and tossing you around."All right, go go go!" Bullseye roars.You, Rex, Red, Artya, and Sokolov leap out while Elsa stays behind on board the Ghost Hawk to provide aerial sniper support. About thirty meters behind you, the Gamma One lands and begins disgorging Hessler and the Ranger platoon. You drag Artya and Sokolov over to an abandoned BTR."Artya, you watch Sokolov and don't go ANYWHERE." You yell, barely audible over the gunfire in the background. Artya nods and loads her rifle.(cont)
>>41494892You glance back to see the Chinook taking off and the Rangers scattering to take up firing positions. One squad hustles up to and immediately begins planting charges on the closed security door."Captain Pierce, I'm Sergeant Foley!" The Ranger salutes. "We're tasked with help you breach the facility and extract the package!""What about the other squads?" Red asks."They'll hold the entrance open and prevent anybody inside from escaping." Foley says. "Now, we have no idea what's waiting for us inside, so-""Will! I'm picking up an alert from a nearby AWACS! It's picking up a Tu-160 approaching at high speed!""What?" You gasp."EVERYBODY TAKE COVER!" Foley roars. You see his squad scatter while you run back to the BTR, Rex and Red following close behind."Jan, is it firing anything?!" You ask in desperation. "Missile launch confirmed!" Janice gasps. "Wait... it's breaking off. It's only fired one missile!"(cont)
>>41494913Before you can even ask why a Tu-160 would only ever fire one cruise missile, you can see a bright flare of light in the sky, brighter than even the magical energy pouring out of the numerous witch strikers flying above. The missiles then explodes, or rather, it breaks apart midair, and you see a large parachute deploy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TN68sp-vIwAnd right in front of you lands Raikov in a fresh set of tank strikers."Raikov?" You gasp."You!" Red dashes forward, drawing her sword."Believe me, I have my reservations being here too." The Russian witch growls. "But orders are orders, and I have been instructed to assist you.""Bullshit." Red growls back.You then see Foley's squad approach cautiously, weapons drawn while Hessler positions herself behind Raikov."I was sent here by Putin to provide assistance." Raikov scowls. "Otherwise, I could have killed you all seven times over by now.""What's the call, Captain?" Foley asks, his rifle still trained on the Russian tankwitch.>She'll be a big help for us when we breach.>Just sweep the perimeter and stay out of our way.>Other
>>41494935>She'll be a big help for us when we breach.Just keep an eye on her for funny business.
>>41494935>>Just sweep the perimeter and stay out of our way.she will try and take Volgin
>>41494935>Let her help but keep an eye on her. Frankly Meta wise we know she'll help on the other Pierce is weary of her
>>41494935>>She'll be a big help for us when we breach.
>>41494935>Just sweep the perimeter and stay out of our way.
>>41489293Remember how you asked about next Raikov chapter? haha!
>>41494935>>She'll be a big help for us when we breach.Merc. Not gonna lie, not terribly unexpected.BEST CHOICE FOR SURPRISE RUSSIANThings like this make me love your work.
>>41495033Not sure if the haha, was supposed to be sarcastic or you have one ready for tonight.
>>41494935>>She'll be a big help for us when we breach.RIP AND TEAR
>>41494935>She'll be a big help for us when we breach.
>>41494935>>She'll be a big help for us when we breach."Unleash that spirit like when you duel with Red, and I'll happy to see you on our side".
>>41494935>>She'll be a big help for us when we breach.I just knew Raikov would reappear, though I didn't expect her arrival to be so spectacular.>>41495033Ghooost! I love you. No homo.
>>41495083No, no. sorry. I mean, this is kinda the next chapter. I got tied up with some other stuff, so I may go back and put it all on my pastebin, but right now I don't have a chapter for it.
>>41495033Well played.>>41494935>She'll be a big help for us when we breach.
>>41494913>I'm Sergeant Foley!" The Ranger salutes.RAMIREZ! DO EVERYTHING!
I just remembered that much earlier in PJ Witches, Putin offered to change Laika's VDNI for us. But we refused because we didn't have time to stay there and didn't want to leave Laika there. Laika was freaking out and Putin was sad that he couldn't help the daughter of his two late friends.Hindsight is 20/20.
>>41495363He also offered to give her new legs iirc
>>41495363Should've ask Petrov to offer that to Laika, perhaps. He gives this 'good old folks' vibe.
>>41495363poor Putin he tries to help but most of the time we literally have no time for his help due to the fact theres always a major battle looming or it will damage someone somehow if were gone for to long.
>>41495363Much as I feel bad for Putin, every time he's offered to help it's basically untenable due to the simple fact that he's technically part of an enemy nation.And, yanno, justified concern at having Russian components shoved into people.
>>41494935>She'll be a big help for us when we breach.Tell her thanks, also fuck you for punching me
>>41495033It's like every time people ask about 89-related writefagging it gets delayed or something
>>41494935"Hold your fire. She'll be a big help for us when we breach." You say. "Whatever you say, sir." Foley says, still eying Raikov suspiciously. "Ramirez! Get those charges planted!"As the Rangers move to demolish the door, you notice Red and Raikov still shooting poisonous glances at each other."I'm assuming those two have a past." Hessler frowns."Oh yeah, a very complicated one." You nod."You should apologize to Cap." Red scowls. "You nearly killed him, after all.""I'm under no obligation to apologize." Raikov huffs. "It is war. Things like this happen.""Girls, FOCUS." You snap. "While I would like to give Raikov shit here for nearly killing me, we don't have the time to.""Charges set!" Foley bellows. "Take cover!" There's a loud BANG as the armored doors are ruptured. However, waiting inside are four Russian tank witches, glaring you with their blank eyes. They aim their cannons, but before they can fire, they're suddenly engulfed in a cloud of searing smoke, courtesy of Artya. Thanks to the distract, Raikov and Hessler are able to gain the initiative. Hessler uses her massive arm mounted pile bunker to strike the nearest witch. Her shields hold, but the sheer momentum sends her flying back, slamming into the mountain wall and stunning her. Raikov tackles a second tank witch and locks her in a nasty choke hold. However, the next two witches barrel out of the tunnel, still rubbing the smoke from their eyes. But being in the open, they're easy targets for Ugly and Elsa as they bracket the two witches with heavy fire. "Go!" Hessler as she keeps her opponent pinned to the wall with her pile bunker."We shall catch up!" Raikov grunts as she wrestles her own opponent."All right, let's go go go!" Foley and his squad leads the way in. "Artya! Sokolov! Come on!" You wave for them to follow. "And Artya, good job with that distraction!"(cont)
>>41495794Artya nods her head rapidly. You can tell she's smiling ear to ear with the compliment. The battle through the innards of the base is a brutal slog as the GRU Spetsnaz guards attempt to mount a vicious defense. However, with Red providing shield and protection and Artya laying down distracting smokescreens, you have enough tactical aids to advance."Shit, this is going to be rough!" Foley grumbles as he checks two of his wounded men." These guys are damn near suicidal! We're never going to get anywhere!""If you can get me the security control room, I can lock down the whole facility!" Sokolov suggests. "We can lock down the guards and keep them away from us!""What about Laika?""If this layout is similar to the other bases, Volgin will most likely be taking her to an emergency hangar." Sokolov explains. "If we can fight our way to the control room, I can assist your advance!""You can't lock them in?" You ask."There's a manual override for the emergency hangar door. It was meant as an escape route, after all." Sokolov explains. "But the manual override takes time to complete. We can still get there!""Both ways are bound to be heavily guarded, though." Foley warns.>Who will you send to accompany Sokolov and who will you keep with you?
>>41495810Rex and Red.
>>41495793More like I got caught up with helping out planefag. And helping Alabama man teach Californians how to shoot.
>>41495793I sense some hostility in that post or is that just me?
>>41495857>teach Californians how to shoot.Why would you want to arm the communists?>>41495810Rex and Red with some Rangers to support, I'm debating whether we should send Artya to help or not
Should we send Raikov? Not sure if her running into Volgin will be very good or very bad
>>41495877Most of them still don't know how. And the one we taught had a lisp and referred to the guns as 'icky' I think we're all still safe.
>>41495888Ah, so more likely to shoot themselves then, excellent, continue purging the communists.
>>41495810>Sokolov>Red>Artya>three-four rangers? >Pierce>Rex >rest of rangers?Hell if I know.
>>41495810Split Foley's squad into two fireteams. Rex, Hessler and one fireteam goes with Soklov. Red, Raikov, Artya and the other fireteam comes with us.
>>41495896Didn't we want Artya to stay with us?
>>41495810>>41495906This.Any of the airborne witches able to join us like Tarin or Misono?
I think I know who was in that plane
>>41495911With red or rex as well. She'll be fine with them.>>41495906Isn't Hessler and Raikov still tied up?>"Go!" Hessler as she keeps her opponent pinned to the wall with her pile bunker.>"We shall catch up!" Raikov grunts as she wrestles her own opponent.
>>41495810>>41495877 here, changing vote to supporting >>41495906
Since Bree is in this thread, when will DesDiv6 finally meet up and be cute?
>>41495928ohh shit son
>>41495928If that's the case, Putin is the greatest.
>>41495810All right, so the consensus I'm getting is that you want to split the the Rangers evenly, while Rex goes with Sokolov and Red and Artya accompany you?>Y>N
>>41495993>Y if Hessler goes with Sokolov too, they'll need heavy support
>>41495993I would rather have Artya with Rex.
>>41495993>YRIP Sokolov, you are so dead
>>41496014here again, if Hessler can't go with Sokolov, we should send Artya with them to help out
>>41495993>Y>>41496038Dude, he's got Rex guarding him. Sokolov is safe.
>>41496038Which is why I keep trying to get red or artya with him but nope.>>41496039She's likely still dealing with tank witch man.
So....what's the worst thing do you think we can find behind the final door?>Laika hooked up to some sorta Mecha Suit and forced to fight us.
>>41496039Yeah having a witch with him is probably a good idea
>>41496051>She's likely still dealing with tank witch man.I mean when they catch up to us, its simple enough to just radio them and tell them where to go when they are finished with their current fight.
>>41496068>fighting a tank witch>simple or fastYou can radio her the likelihood of her being of useful when her need to be on the other hand isn't all that high
>>41496087Which is why I said if she can't assist Sokolov in any timely fashion, to send Artya with Rex to help him out.
>>41496106You should just send her now instead of this 'if' shit. Send the sure thing.
>>41495877>>41495888Hey now, not all of us are like that. The Central Valley and the foothills/mountains all have a lot of people that know about guns. It's the coastal cities that are all terrified of guns, yet couldn't tell the difference between a rifle and a power washer. Unfortunately, they're the ones with all the politicians, so laws pander to their wants. Incidentally, they're also the ones stealing all our water. Wells in the Central Valley are going dry with alarming frequency, and farmers are getting hit with more watering restrictions. The cities however are diverting all that they can so that their lawns look nice and pretty, while whole communities are loosing access to water. TLDR: 90% of the bad things people say about California comes from the coastal cities.
>>41496121If you want that then vote for it anon instead of getting all pissy and passive aggressive.
>>41496125So go and blow up the coastal cities already for shits sake.
>>41496016>>41496132Did. But hey keep talking.
>>41496158It was a Y/N vote anon, you didn't vote for either.
>>41496125ya know i was looking at that pic and amazingly there is a small corner thats not in a drought.
>>41496125Farmers make up 80 percent of all water usage in california, and most of it is for cash crops that wouldn't be able to grow in this climate if they didn't use so much of the shit in the first place. They can pretend as much as they want that residential water use is the problem, but they would be wrong.
>>41495993>NSend Artya with Sokolov, we can reinforce them with Hessler later when they catch up but they need witch support right now.
>>41495993"All right, Foley, you take half your team and get Sokolov to that control room. Rex, you go with them, too.""Got it." Rex nods."All right. Ramirez, you lead the second team. Make sure the Captain here gets his girl back." Foley says.Ramirez silently nods. He kind of reminds you a little of Tarin, actually. "Red, Artya, you're coming with me." You say. And so the two groups split up. You dash down the narrow tunnels, but thankfully don't come against much resistance."Sokolov, how are things going?" You ask."We reached the control room! I've already locked down your path, so its just a straight shot there!" He says. "I also unlocked the blast door so you can get in-""WATCH OUT!" You hear Foley yell and the line suddenly cut off."Sokolov? SOKOLOV!" You try to get a response."Is hey okay?" Red asks nervously."Let's hope he is." You sigh. "Let's keep moving."Sure enough, as you proceed down the halls, you notice all of the side passages are locked off. On a few, you can hear incessant pounding from the men trapped on the other side. However, you couldn't waste time worrying about them. You finally reach the last door, is wide open like Sokolov had promised.However, there's a team of GRU soldiers watching the door, and they immediately start firing, forcing you to take cover. Cursing, you peek around the side and see Volgin carrying a struggling Laika to what looks to be a waiting MiG-31 supersonic fighter. No doubt modified for a speedy escape. In between you and them, there's a squad of GRU soldiers forming a rudimentary defensive line."How are we gonna get through that?" Red asks.>We'll go in direct. You and Artya go in with shields on full and we bowl through them.>Artya set down a smokescreen and we'll go around the bastards.>Other
>>41496301>OtherArtya sets down a smokescreen then Red barrels through them with her shield and we follow.Also radio Hessler to link up with Foley and Sokolov and for Raikov to link up with us.
>>41496301So how far can Artya use her smoke?
>>41496301>>We'll go in direct. You and Artya go in with shields on full and we bowl through them.We need to target the MIG-31. Damage its engines or something so it can't fly.
>>41496301>>Artya set down a smokescreen and we'll go around the bastards.
>>41496334She can basically use the power like a smoke grenade.
>>41496339Filling its engines compression chamber with smoke will kill them from starting pretty well and if they do rotate over they'll flame out with the particle build up.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>41496301>>OtherAim for the MiG engine.(Roll 1d10, lower is better)
>>41496301>>41496351Got it.>OtherHave Artya try to Smoke the Mig, we throw grenades( if we have them) at the Def Line and Charge with Red
>>41496301>>41496326Sure why not?
>>41496301"All right, Artya, you stay behind a lay down a smokescreen." You instruct. "Red, you and me will blitz in. Keep us covered with your shield. Priority is disabling that fighter!""No problem!" Red grins.Artya silently nods in assent."Ramirez, you and your guys give us covering fire. Just make sure not to fire on our approach.""Got it, sir." Ramirez nods. "All right, go!" You bark.Immediately, Artya steps out from the door and holds both arms out. A maelstrom of smoke and burning embers swirls through the middle of the hangar, causing the GRU soldiers to flinch and scream in pain and surprise as they're engulfed in the stinging barrage. At the same moment, Red sprints forward, her shield protecting both her and you from the searing wind and stray bullets. Behind you, you can hear the barking of rifle fire as Ramirez and the Rangers pour suppressing fire. Up ahead, you can see the silhouettes of two soldiers stumbling through the smoke. Red takes out her sword and swings once, and you hear four wet THUMPS on the ground as you spring past.Finally, you're past the storm, and you see Volgin loading a struggling Laika into the backseat of the MiG-31.>Have Red engage Volgin while you disable the fighter.>Have Red disable the fighter while you go engage Volgin.>Other
>>41496513>>Have Red disable the fighter while you go engage Volgin.
>>41496513>Have Red engage Volgin while you disable the fighter.
>>41496513>Have Red disable the fighter while you go engage Volgin.
>Have Red disable the fighter while you go engage Volgin.Red should shoot the Mig's front landing gear, then it can't take off
>>41496513>>Have Red engage Volgin while you disable the fighter.Last I checked, Pierce wasn't the son of big boss.
>>41496513>>Have Red disable the fighter while you go engage Volgin.MAGIC ROUNDS
>>41496542or just put her sword through the engines
>>41496553As long as the Mig doesn't exploded i'm fine with it
>>41496568turbines don't do that unless they are running at full power and have a failure in the combustion chamber with fuel ignitingso no it wouldn't
>>41496513"Red! Hit the fighter!" You yell."Got it!" Red yells back as she drives her sword straight into the fighter's twin engines. There was no way it was taking off now. "Volgin!" You yell, pointing your rifle at him. "Stop right there!"Volgin freezes in the midst of climbing up the boarding ladder. He then looks down at you and regards you with a sly smile."Or what? You will shoot me?" He goads.>Tell him to surrender.>Shoot him.>Other
>>41496600>>Tell him to surrender.>Shoot him in the foot.
>>41496600>>Otherkneecap him "yes"
>>41496600>Shoot him.in the shoulder or lung
>>41496600>Shoot him.Shoot to kill. Not playing this shit anymore.
>Shoot him.Take An Arm off.
>>41496600>>Shoot him."...your proposal is accepted.">shoot him somewhere outside his torso.
>>41496616I'm a sucker for kneecapping
>>41496600>Shoot him in the leg
I got feeling he got something to protect him from incoming fire.Fortune's device, hidden vest, reinforced skull with titanium, artificial leg....
>>41496600>Shoot him.Are we finally going to be finished with the cycle of "Merc and Ghost rile up the Dudes Who Hhate Volgin Way Too Much and giggle at eachother"?Probably not, but I can dream.
>>41496600>Kneecap the son of a bitch
>>41496707>/tg/>ever doing the smart thing
>>41496707>This will probably be the final thread before we go on extended hiatus. However, I'll try to make this a proper enough conclusion in case this is the last thread period!Maybe it's your lucky day anon>>41496600>Disable Volgin
>>41496734Hence "and Ghost"
>>41496600You don't even hesitate and fire off a few shots. You were intending to wound him to make him more compliant. However, to you shock, there's a flash red and the bullets are deflected away from him.He had shields."Impossible!" You gasp. "How can you use shields?""A certain little project of mine." Volgin chuckles, his entire body now glowing an unsettling red. He then drops down to the ground, his boots making a loud and heavy THUMP on the ground."Now, let's see how long it will take to BREAK you." He smiles."Cap!" You see Red running up to assist.>Tell her to help you fight Volgin.>Tell her to engage Volgin while you get Laika to safety.>Engage Volgin while Red takes Laika to safety.>Other
>>41496707To be fair, those people get so angry it's definitely worth riling them up.
>>41496600>>Shoot him.>>OtherKneecap the fuckerrrrrr
>>41496757>Tell her to help you fight Volgin.
>>41496757>>Tell her to engage Volgin while you get Laika to safety.>Iron Curtaini hate when i were right.
>>41496757>>Tell her to engage Volgin while you get Laika to safety.>>Try to come back with what back up you can.
>>41496757>OtherThe enemy cannot fight if you disable his eyes.Artya, go nuts.
>>41496758It was in the beginning, then it dragged on years too long and just got stupid.>>41496757>>Tell her to engage Volgin while you get Laika to safety.>Other"RAIKOV, NOWS YOUR CHANCE TO GUT THE FUCKER"
>>41496757>>Engage Volgin while Red takes Laika to safety.lets not give him a witch to fight
>>41496757>Engage Volgin while Red takes Laika to safety.
>>41496791What makes you think Pierce would any better?
>>41496757>Iron CurtainYou magnificent motherfucker>Tell her to engage Volgin while you get Laika to safety.Satisfying as it'd be to take him down personally, that's clearly not happening with shields. He won't fight fair? Neither will we
>>41496757>>Tell her to engage Volgin while you get Laika to safety.
>>41496757>Engage Volgin while Red takes Laika to safety
>>41496791>>41496818Do you idiots remember when you chose to fight Raikov? Because your'e being retarded again.Coincidently, we should radio Raikov that he's here and spoiling for a fight.
>>41496757>>Tell her to engage Volgin while you get Laika to safety.Smiles can't pierce iron curtains
>>41496842I don't mind, I really want to see a showdown with him.
>>41496858So you admit to being retarded and trying to get us killed... Please put on a trip so everyone can filter you.
>>41496869Eh more like bored. I see the risks but considering Laika is the priority, i rather have her being handled by Red then by Pierce in a open battlefield.
i get the feeling he might get away.keep in mind its not a strong feeling just a nagging feeling.
>>41496905He gets away, Ghost will have Frank hunt him down instead, which i dont see happening.
>>41496893>i rather have her being handled by Red then by Pierce in a open battlefield.I completely disagree.Like, 100%.Red actually manages to be more irresponsible than Pierce at his worst, and hella impulsive. Pierce is much more level-headed about his whole job of saving people.
>>41496893The only thing Red would be better than us at in regards to that situation is if we needed a healwitch. In every single other way, she is completely irresponsible and brash, things you don't want right now.
>>41496915ya i know but this is like like i said a small feeling like 1% or less to show small it is.
>>41496917Mmm. Pierce's primary problem is that he has a bit of a lack of concern for his own safety, not that he's reckless in general.
>>41496949I agree with this.
>>41496949he hasn't been that way since the fight with Raikov, that kind of changed how he handles things now
>>41496949That and being puny comapred to the witches, which doesn't fare well against other witches or inhumanly strong Russian generals with shields.
>>41496790>It was in the beginning, then it dragged on years too long and just got stupid.Nah, it's not as bad as you're saying it is. I'm glad we have a persistent nemesis as opposed to Russians who are threatening because we are told they are despite, y'know, rolling over incredibly fast for all the advantages they've been given for the sole purpose of being the opfor.
>>41496757"Red, keep Volgin busy while I secure Laika!" You snap. "And be careful! The bastard can somehow use witch shields!""Got it, Cap!" Red says with a grin as she barrels past you and charges at Volgin. She swings her sword, which Volgin deflects away with his shielded arms with a loud crash of opposing magic shields contacting each other."Ah, the one who defeated my previously favorite witch." Volgin's eyes light up with enthusiasm. As Red and Volgin battle, you hastily climb up the boarding latter, where you're nearly hit in the face with a thrown flight helmet."Whoa, Laika, careful, it's me!" You say."Willy?" Laika blinks, before tears well up in her eyes and she blubbers. "WILLY!" "Don't worry, you're safe now." You say, picking her up as she hugs you tight."Is this all you're capable of? To think Raikov was so weak!" Volgin taunts as he continually deflect Reds blows."Heh, laugh all you want, you probably can't keep those shields up forever!" Red retorts."And neither can yours." Volgin responds as she aims a powerful punch. It's too fast for Red to dodge, and it impacts against her shield. Red winces from the effort of keeping it intact.You at first fear that Red might lose, when suddenly the hangar door explodes inward, causing both Red and Volgin to hesitate in surprise as Raikov saunters in."Colonel!" Raikov's familiar bloodthirsty smile returns. "It's been too long, and we have so much to talk about!""Ah, the little bitch who scurried off to hide under Putin's wing." Volgin gives a toothy grin. "I will enjoy molding you back into my perfect weapon."You see Raikov hesitate for a second. You almost swear you saw fear on her face, but the moment quickly passes and she regains her composure."Not today, Colonel. Not ever. You won't subject another witch to same treatment ever again."Red then looks at you curiously, wondering what to do.>Leave Raikov and Volgin to sort out their "issues".>Have Red assist Raikov.>Other
>>41496976persistent nemesis' have arcs and flows to them to make them good, like waves that crash against the beach and recede, Volgin crashed against the beach, then hung out on the beach chairs making everyone uncomfortable while stealing everyones drinks, then receded just to the sandbars while still being obvious and poking his head above water making it creepy.
>Have Red assist Raikov.Fuck him up
>>41496989>Have Red assist Raikov.
>>41496989>>Have Red assist Raikov."Kill that fucker Red"
>>41496989>>Have Red assist Raikov.
>>41496989>>Have Red assist Raikov.>>other"hey red. Axe Deployment, Authorised."
>>41496989"Go for it, Red." You say. "Yessssss." Red grins, resetting her sword stance. Raikov meanwhile readies herself in a similar fashion. However, unlike before, she's not carrying that big, clunky power claw anymore. Instead, like red, she sports a sword. It appears to be a cavalry saber of some sort. And for the first time since you've seen him, you see uncertainty flutter across Volgin's face. Against a single witch, Volgin may have held his own, but against two, especially close combat masters like Red and Raikov, Despite being near polar opposites, Red and Raikov had this odd capacity to be able to nonverbally synchronize their moves, as if they existed on the same frequency or something. Perhaps they were more similar than you realized.Meanwhile, Volgin is quickly taken down as his shields are literally sliced away by repeated sword strikes. Finally, he's left kneeling on the ground, exhausted and with multiple cuts. "Well the, it appears I've been beaten." He says, still managing to smile in his weakened state. "What do you intend to do, Captain? Kill me? Capture me? Hand me over to that traitorous dog Putin?">You're going to answer for your crimes.>You're not leaving here alive.>I'm sure Putin's going to love that insult when he personally hears it from you.>Other
>>41497155>I'm sure Putin's going to love that insult when he personally hears it from you.
>>41497155>OtherCan we please just shoot him and walk away? No talk. Nothing. Just be done with it?
>>41497155>>You're not leaving here alive.fuck him
>>41497155>>I'm sure Putin's going to love that insult when he personally hears it from you.>>otherKneecap the fucker
>>41497155>Perhaps they were more similar than you realized.STANDING HERE>>41497155>Other>Does he actually think we're going to get between those witches and their prey? We shouldn't even be in the room anymore, we got Laika and should have skedaddled long ago.Fuck your 'last choice' bullshit
>>41497155>Shoot him in the leg>"God that felt better than it really should have">You're going to answer for your crimes.
>>41497155>>You're going to answer for your crimes.>>I'm sure Putin's going to love that insult when he personally hears it from you.
>>41497155>>41497174Let's hurry this up and GFTO
>>41497155>Other>Why the hell did Red and Raikov let him keep talking this long? He's already dead.
>>41497155>>OtherAsk Raikov's opinion. Shoot him at least once no matter what.
>>41497155>>I'm sure Putin's going to love that insult when he personally hears it from you.
>>41497155>>You're going to answer for your crimes.
>>41497155>>You're not leaving here alive.
>>41497155>>I'm sure Putin's going to love that insult when he personally hears it from you.>>OtherRaikov, can you pass a message? Ask putin to let us know what he said before he croaks.
>>41497155>>Other"Raikov, its you or me who does it, so heads or tails?"Flip a coin for who gets to kill him.
>>41497155>You're not leaving here alive.
>>41497155>>You're going to answer for your crimes.\>>I'm sure Putin's going to love that insult when he personally hears it from you.
>>41497155>You're going to answer for your crimes.>suddenly everyone breaks out their phones to vote
>>41497155>>41497255This though I'm sorely tempted to shoot him when the coin is in the air.
>>41497286>shoot him when the coin is in the air.That would be good.
>>41497286and what we call heads while its in midair then put a round through his skull
>>41497321nah, I said tempted, that would be a dick move, and while a part of me wants to do that, I say we honour the coin
>>41497321Ow, the edge
>>41497338i know luckily i got my fedora on
>>41497321It would be funny if we both call heads and shoot him at the same time
Why on earth are people giving him to Putin? You know he's not going to kill him.
>>41497333Sure. Sure. Honor the coin. It's two-headed coin.>>41497353>b-but putin anon!
>>41497321>pshhhhhhh NOTHING PERSONEL, KID
Oh the suspense.I got feeling its wont this easy but if it does, at least i win my gamble.
>>41497353No, hes gonna torture the fuck.Until he wishes he was dead.
>>41497361shit i knew i forgot something
>>41497363I give it 50-50 odds that Merc pulls something out of his ass to save his favorite character again. Probably involving Artya
>>41497384Honestly I blame aussies for those posts, totally out of character for both Raikov or Pierce.
>>41497405You can take that back to /b/ from where you crawled out of.
>>41497405i was making joke but some people took it seriously
>>41497405Someone can't into sarcasm or reading comprehension.
>>41497155"Well, I'm just going to start with this." You say simply before freeing up one of your arms and giving Volgin a vicious right hook, flattening him on his back. "Red, tie him up. We're hauling him back to base.""Sure thing, Cap!" Red says happily. "What was a great punch!""Thanks, I've been practicing." You say, massaging your shoulder. "Anyways..." You turn to Raikov a bit awkwardly. "So uh... thanks for the help?""No need for thanks." Raikov grunts. "Our interests just happened to align. Though I very much would have liked killing him myself.""Not your call." You sigh. "Give my regards to Putin.""I shall." Raikov nods. "Oh, and little one.""Wha, me?" Laika, who is still clinging to you, turns to Raikov warily. "You may not remember me, and this may be the last time you will ever see me." Raikov sighs. "But just know that Ivanna Raikov is sorry for everything she has done to you."And with that, Raikov rolls out of the breach she had made and disappears. However, despite her words, you get the feeling that this won't be the last time you see her. Not by a long shot.However, the moment is suddenly interrupted when the entire room rumbles."Captain! Captain!" Foley's voice suddenly crackles on the radio. "Foley?""Thank god! We finally got through!" Foley sighs in relief. "Captain, look, the attack structurally compromised the facility! You gotta get out of there now!""You heard him, people! Move!" You yell, pointing to the breach in the hangar door. Looks like Raikov helped you more than she realized. Red snatches up the unconscious Volgin and you all hustle out with Ramirez and the rest of the Rangers. You manage to rendezvous with the rest of your forces, who seem to be mopping up the last of the GRU soldiers.(cont)
>>41497439"And not a minute to spare." Bullseye sighs in relief. "Lets get the hell out of here! Enemy reinforcements are going to arrive any minute!""Laika!" Janice dives down from the sky to embrace her adopted daughter. "You're all right!""All thanks to Willy!" Laika says happily. "He and Auntie Red saved me and knocked out the big meanie!""I'm just glad you're here!" Janice says, tears streaming from her eyes."Jan, I hate to hurry you like this, but we have to get moving." You say as you take custody of Laika again. "Rally everybody up and lets get moving.""R-right." Janice nods and takes off into the sky again. You hop back into the Ghost Hawk, where you see Sokolov sitting over an unconscious Rex."He shielded me from a thrown grenade." Sokolov says sadly. "Janice said that he should live, but he's still in serious condition.""What happened to the Russian witches?" You ask, looking around. "Raikov took custody of them when she left." Hessler explains, looking rather unhappy. "I would have preferred that we take them with us, but we don't have the space, anyways.""I see." You nod as you board the Ghost Hawk. Red tosses Volgin's unconscious and tied up body into the Ghost Hawk before boarding as well. "All right Bullseye, take us home." You say.>And that's it for tonight!>And so starts the hiatus for PJW! I'll probably wrap this up with either an epilogue thread or just post character epilogues in the final '89 thread. We'll see what happens.>Either way, thanks again to everybody who's been following this quest! I'm taking a break from questing on Sundays, so be sure to keep up with Ace Combat on Fridays and Vertical Tanks on Saturdays!
>>41497439Uhh Merc that option had the least votes by my count, it was never a leading option at any time in the vote.
>>41497445Thanks Merc, we'll see ya next time
>>41497445Well that happen.Thanks for the PJ witches boss, helluva a good run.Bree and his BF lewd then.
>>41497445T(h)anks for running merc!Pity we didnt hand him over to Putin for Fun Torture Times.
>>41497445Thanks for running Merc, catch you in the next thread.
>>41497445thanks for running
>>41497474Like that's what it would have been. Hahahaha. hahahahahahaha!
>>41497445Are you going to post on twitter if you do that post in SW89? not everyone here reads that.But there's nothing wrong with rest.
>>41497460Sorry, I'm a bit tired so the votes at this point kinda melded together. The fact that a lot of people were also multivoting didn't help matters, either.
>>41497473>Bree and his BF lewd then.Her*
>>41497460>>41497387So much for that ending
>>41497483So, since it won't happen, care to enlighten us as to what would happen?
Nice ending Merc. Will look forward too the epilogue.
>>41497445It was a great run, Merc. We'll miss everyone. Thank you.>>41497473Maybe next week, Manga. I'm the anon who promised that, but I suffered a severe case of writing block these past few months. After pumping out all those fluff a month back I think I can finally continue it.
>>41497483What would have happen? Does that mean Frank won't have his big moment iether?
>>41497511nah, i mean i would make some art of Bree lewding.
>>41497508Presumably? Considering everything he had his hands in, he'd be packed off to a remote end of siberia, had his people packed off there with him... and picked right back up where he left off, minus the freedom of movement and relative comfort he enjoyed as a free man.
>>41497523Ah, I see.Have we ever told you that you are awesome, Manga? Because I'll tell it to you again: "You're awesome, Manga."
>>41497366He's not. He's almost certainly going to give the guy a job somewhere hidden.
>>41497445It's been a fun ride Merc!
>>41497445Take care Merc.
>>41497489>>41497460>Literally the last vote of the quest, probably>A miscount...yeah, goodnight.
>>41497573Sayonara, samefag mcgee.
>>41497573>bawwwww i didn't get the result i wanted after samefagging
>>41497586>>41497580U wot m8? Kind of funny considering the vote that came 2nd place was the one that samefagged obviously, though halfheartedly. But nope, shitposters gotta shitpost when Merc screwed the last vote of the quest and once more Volgin gets away because of BS.
>>41497616We took him away from the Russians who can barely be trusted as is.
>>41497628Some people wants his blood flowing, anon.
>>41497628Indeed, its the better result of the two options that lost.
>>41497642What's the option that won?I hope it wasn't >Transform into Coldsteel The Operator, Flip Coin
>>41497664Him not leaving alive.
>>41497677The obviously samefagged option that added more unique IPs to the thread?I'm glad Merc chose to ignore it in the end. Those people don't deserve to be rewarded.
>>41497688Uhh no, sending him to Putin was the one that was samefagged anon.
>>41497688>Merc literally said he screwed upIf he, you know, actually said it was samefags I'd take it from him more than I'll take it from random angry anon #7
>>41497716>The fact that a lot of people were also multivoting didn't help matters, either.he actually also said this if you were paying attention
>>41497730Mhm. An understandable mistake is still a mistake
>>41497730You do know what multivoting is right? It's not even close to samefagging.
>>41497730>>41497739To clarify, multivoting is when anons put multiple vote options into a single choice. It sometimes makes counting them a little more difficult, especially when the votes mean different things.
>>41497752It's just amazing how the IP count jumped up for that last vote alone, isn't it.Players can blame the QM all they want, but the QM didn't force them to be shitlords and multivote to change the outcome of the thread. That's a hundred percent on those fags.
>>41497768I'm not sure what you think multivotes are but they clearly are not what you believe they are, they're just when people want to combine or alter votes and can get a little messy, its not some grand conspiracy against you anon, multivoting didn't change anything.
>>41497768Are you still trying to conflate multivotes with samefagging?
>>41497787He is, laughably enough, even after everyone including Merc have pointed out how wrong he is.
>>41497768You mean whenever a big vote hits lurkers come out to vote? You don't say cupcake.
>>41497787Seems like a fair thing to call out people for being what they are. They have to actually use their phones or reset their connection to get away with it these days since 4chan now displays the number of unique posters in a thread.In the old days they'd just post anon.
>>41497797I always thought samefags were supposed to do tricks with the text next to the vote itself, not actually change their IP anyway. At least that's what the "experts" say in other threads whenever they're convinced of wrongdoing
>>41497817How does one person voting for two things equate to one person voting for the same thing multiple times.It just doesn't follow.
Either way, I doubt Volgin is going to survive any Nuremberg style shenanigans that result from this. There's too many witnesses here to disappear him, and I doubt Pierce'll allow him to be spirited away.
>>41497818You do realize beyond the opening post that ip counter is worthless, right?
>>41497840Yeah, hence why someone claiming that it proves samefagging is confounding me
>>41497840Kinda. If you've got a choice up with more votes than unique IPs, it does tend to signal something's up.
>>41497853Though with the audience that these threads get that would take some intense samefagging
>>41497868It's strike witches. Samefagging and multivoting happens.Some nerds absolute need to win certain votes.
>>41497891All I said was that with large numbers of posters, the threshold of 'more votes than ips' becomes harder to reach.Also why are you continuing to be so wrong about multivoting
>>41497868Oh yeah, no doubt. I can count on one hand the number of times I've had it happen in a thread. Just saying, the IP counter can be useful in very rare situations, hahaha
>>41497817You still don't know that multivoting =|= samefagging? Seriously? How can you be that dumb.
>>41497891>and multivoting happens.>multivotingSo voting for more than one option in the one vote is a crime? Multivoting has NO impact on vote numbers at all you blithering retard.
This is why Quests are a cancer on /tg/.