So, first off, sorry for the late start. Got caught up talking about another project I'm working on, forgot to finish the OP on time. My bad there, haha. This isn't it, I don't think, but we're getting pretty close to the end of it- We may marathon tonight so that this is our last real thread, and then get the epilogue done as the next regular run. We'll see how we do here, IDK. Archive here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20witches%201989++The fenrir is massive and feels like it- it's a far cry from the Wyvern. Instead of cutting through the air, graceful and powerful, this plane simply hammers through it, it's maneuverability less because of aerodynamics and far more because of the hundreds of tiny magical vernier thrusters studded across it's body. It's taken getting used to- you wish you had more time to do so. Merlin, meanwhile, is a ball of conflicting emotions- as usual, to be fair, though more pronounced, somehow. More... distinct. You can feel echos of her own hope and fear and happiness and the embarrassment you still don't quite understand, but you don't really know if you want to ask about. You're hitting a USAF tanker over Poland now- part of the country that used to be Belarus. It's hard to tell that there was a war on down there just over a week ago at this altitude, the fields and forests sliding beneath you serenely. "We're good to tank." Merlin intones from the back. "Receptacle is just behind my hatch, your HUD should display where you need to go." You nod, the green arrow appearing inside your helmet. "Got it. You ok back there?" "Mhmm." She says, though you can feel that embarrassment deepen a bit. "I-it's just taking some getting used to is all. It's ok Frank, I'll be fine back here."  Ask Merlin if there's any more information on what we're flying into See if Wendy's holding up ok over there.
>>43057699> See if Wendy's holding up ok over there.
>>43057699> See if Wendy's holding up ok over there.>This isn't it, I don't think, but we're getting pretty close to the end of it- We may marathon tonight so that this is our last real thread, and then get the epilogue done as the next regular run. We'll see how we do here, IDK. If so it's been a hell of a ride.
>>43057699>[X] See if Wendy's holding up ok over there.It's time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1Qkzj5bStU
>>43057699>[x] Ask Merlin if there's any more information on what we're flying intoInformation is love, Information is life. Best night of the Week!
>>43057699>[x] See if Wendy's holding up ok over there.
>>43057699>[x] Ask Merlin if there's any more information on what we're flying intoTHIS IS IT.>THIS IS THE END>CLOSE YOUR EYES AND COUNT TO TEN
>>43057699>[x] OtherHave Merlin brief Wendy on what her manatech monstrosity is capable of.
>>43057699> Ask Merlin if there's any more information on what we're flying intoBless you Ghost, it's time!
Is SkyEye going to be our AWACS bro for this mission?
>>43057975best scenario, he is.i will accept Oka Nieba or Loki too.inb4 its Tunderblockhead
>>43057699>[x] See if Wendy's holding up ok over there.This is finally it. One last flight and the mission is over.....Sounds so simple 'eh?
>>43057699>Ask Merlin if there's any more information on what we're flying intoOh fuck I need to check your twitter more, I only hopped onto /tg/ by chance.>possibly the last thread>can only stick around for a half hour at bestfuck.Cheers boss, it's been good
Hang on. Fenrir. Does this mean we have a maser in the pod? I know it doesn't work the same as in the game but still.
>>43058071We have something even better.A full sized, magic enhanced GAU-8,
>>43058071Why MASER when we have the power of Thor himself at our disposal?Thank you based Tesla.
>>43057699>[x] Ask Merlin what kind of interface she's "plugged" into
>>43057699>] See if Wendy's holding up ok over there.
>>43057699>[X] See if Wendy's holding up ok over there.
Any guesses as to what Merlin's pilot suit looks like? My best guess is pic related.
>>43058690LEWDWhat about this?
>>43058805>not this one
>>43058805>>43058838It was stated that her suit is pretty showy, so nope.>>43058690 is probably the closest right now
>>43058881>>43058838>>43058805>>43058690>inb4 she's naked in the tank and the "suit" was just a cover while she boarded
>>43058838>>43059053LEWD, very very LEWD
>>43058881It's probably in a similar vain to the TSF trainee plug suits. They're virtually see-through.
>>43058881>It was stated that her suit is pretty showy, so nope.It could be that it's very skin-tight in order to 'facilitate better transfer of mana between receptacles and witch' or some weird mumbo jumbo.I am not imagining Merlin in a risque outfit. It feels wrong for some reason.
>>43059177>I am not imagining Merlin in a risque outfitHow about something that looks more like a swimsuit?
Ghost is dead. almost two hours.
>>43059192I can work with that.But I'm still sticking with my plugsuit/bodysuit headcanon. Merlin will not be lewded. >:(
[x] See if Wendy's holding up ok over there. "How you doing over there Wendy?" You ask, guiding the big fighter into the slot and watching the refuelling boom extend from the back of the KC-10 and noting it's heavy escort- six F-16s arrayed around it. Seems excessive, not that you can really blame them, this close in to the border. "This is amazing!" She says, her voice sounding completely enraptured by the power at her command of the Valkyrie unit. "It's wonderful."You laugh, watching the fuel transfer light on the underside of the KC-10's fuselage flash green, indicating fuel is flowing from it's tanks into yours. "Is that all you can say?" You ask. "No more words?" "They should have sent a poet, sir." She affirms. "It feels like I could follow you against the world." "Glad to hear it. Stick close when we cross into Russia." You order, detaching from the stratotanker with a slight puff of vaporized fuel that disappears into the slipstream. "Thanks Hess." You say, addressing the tanker by their callsign."Anytime, Eagle one." The pilot responds, rocking his wings as you turn away and regain your eastern heading. "Good luck out there." "Thanks Hess." You return, rocking your own wings in thanks before accelerating away. There's mutiple radar hits waiting for you in orbit over the Soviet border. You frown at seeing them- they're in a racetrack pattern, and you don't doubt they know where you are, but they're not acting aggressive. That doesn't rule out the possibility of a trap set by the Stalinists trying one last time to kill you, but these could just as easily be Putin's guys.  See if Merlin knows anything They've got to be friendly, no one in their right mind would follow orders to try and stop us.  Let's play it safe and give them the slip. No telling who they are or what they're there for.
>>43057699>[x] See if Wendy's holding up ok over there.>>43058690tang and tentacles
>>43059177>>43059192 I'm imagining it's just high-tech crotch-and-nipple pasties
>>43057699>>[X] See if Wendy's holding up ok over there.God I can't believe its all coming to an end. It has been an adventure gentlemen.
>>43059259>[x] See if Merlin knows anythingMerlin, What do your plane eyes see?
>>43059259>[x] See if Merlin knows anythingOur trigger fingers aren't that itchy.>Valkyrie unitis it this Ghoast?
>>43059259[X] See if Merlin knows anything
>>43059259> See if Merlin knows anything
>>43059259>[x] See if Merlin knows anythingIt's probably friendly but it's never good to make assumptions.
>>43059259>[X] See if Merlin knows anything
>>43059259>[x] See if Merlin knows anything
>>43059259>[x] See if Merlin knows anythingMerlin! What do your witch eyes see?
>>43059259>See if Merlin knows anything
>>43059259> See if Merlin knows anythingThe only option
>>43059320I guess this is as close as we're getting to know what Merlin's wearing.Oh god is it revealing. >///>
>>43059320That's actually right about what I had in mind.
>>43059506Ghost, what does the Valkyrie look like?
>>43059506Even the see through parts?
>>43059506And there goes Merlin's purity.
>>43059320>>43059506Confirmed, merlin is lewd. And as such, is for lewds.
>>43059529The transparent parts are absolutely vital to the design in order to locate potential injuries quickly! Not merely for fanservice.
>>43059547>>43059562We were supposed to save it for Kenji...>>43059580JESUS CHRIST
>>43059506Well, we still are about to finish the quest without Merlin doing anything lewd herself.
>>43059764The Ice lewds are actually Merlin's interpretation of what she heard.It was practice for her Tomaso Montana fanfiction.
>>43059818>>43059764Didn't someone ages ago write lewdfic of Merlin being a serious Dom and pegging Kenji into submission on the carrier?
>>43059818What if Merlin (and her mother) were the writers for all of the Tomaso books?
>>43059818Feelthy = Hornets?
>>43059320>>43059506>>43059547>>43059562And here I thought I'd continue to remain bored with nothing to draw for this quest.>>43059764Thanks for the wonderful ideas anon. See you in a few weeks~
>>43059952Draw it Halley! Draw it!
>>43059952>a few weeksYou haven't got that time, cat
>>43060011i don't know with Ghost's update time, and his new studying. Might be a few weeks.
[x] See if Merlin knows anything"Hey Merlin, you see this?" You ask, shooting her a warning on the sensor data. "Oh, yeah. Sorry Frank. I was supposed to tell you that the Soviets wanted to provide an escort through their airspace. They said there's still some of Stalin's guards that got away and are raiding along the border." She says, sounding kind of distracted. "So these guys are legit?" You ask, noting they've turned inbound, though you're only being picked up by a search radar- not a fire control radar. It's not from them, which indicates there's an AWACS up somewhere out that way- you haven't seen it yet, though by now you know it's east of you, orbiting at around 20,000 feet. "I think so." Merlin responds. "Eagle, Eagle." An accented voice cuts in. "This is Major Kozlov. We are instructed to escort your flight east to Megalith. Do you copy?" He asks, sounding awful young to be a major.  We copy Major, we'll form up on you.  Don’t respond. They know their job, you know yours. No reason to talk to them.
>>43060405> We copy Major, we'll form up on you.
>>43060405>[X] We copy Major, we'll form up on you.
>>43060405>[X] We copy Major, we'll form up on you.WE RIDE.
>>43060405>[x] We copy Major, we'll form up on you.And cue singing from all the pilots.
>>43060405>[x] We copy Major, we'll form up on you.
>>43060459More probably cackling from Konstantina.
>>43060405>[x] We copy Major, we'll form up on you.Is it time?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U06jlgpMtQs
>>43060495https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSuMXlkd5jQMore like this.
>>43060405>[x] We copy Major, we'll form up on you.Putin's likely flying in something else...
>>43060533I wouldn't be surprised if he was flying in one of these.
>>43060563Putin in a Nosferatu
Hello!.....Anyone!....Merlin is for LEWDS!
>>43061064For as long as the quest has been running, and the suit she's now wearing. That's the only time that statement is true.
>>43061165And Halley is likely the one to do it first provided if someone else beats him to it.
>>43061250Pffft, Halley will never get it down in time.
>>43060405> We copy Major, we'll form up on you.Getting in my mad late vote
>>43061351>Tempting fateWhy would you do this?
[x] We copy Major, we'll form up on you."Eagle copies." You respond. "We'll form up on you." "We're coming too!" Another voice- one immediately familiar- says over the open net. You look around to find the witch you know is arrowing in to join your formation. Konstantina and Natalya arcing down to join off your wing- you see Konstantina shoot a glare over at Wendy's valkyrie, though it's impossible for her to know who's in it- or what it is. "Ah, how wonderful, to finally be able to fly with my love!" "Sir?" Wendy asks on a tightbeam channel. "What's she on about?" "Old acquaintance of mine, Wendy." You say, trying to not laugh. "Don't worry about her too much.""My love, what is this?" Konstantina interrupts, orbiting the Fenrir slowly. "I cannot see you. I can tell the little one is still with you. I won't question my love's wisdom in flying with her again, but is she really necessary?" "Comrade witch, please." Major Kozlov asks over the open channel- the one Konstantina was broadcasting on. Konstantina shoots a glare in the direction of the leading fandance, then slips back into formation, close enough to reach out and touch the trailing edge of your left wing. 1/2
You're amazed by the signs of damage over Moscow as you pass by on the way east- columns of smoke climb skyward, and the oft-pictured spire of the palace of the soviets shows signs of extensive damage- the top level looks like it's been completely ripped apart. With your sensors you can make out the wrecks of tanks and other vehicles, and more than one crashed aircraft. The fighting here, you realize, must have been brutal, and it makes you shudder to think about what would have happened if it had been NATO troops having to fight for the city. You pass by several two and four ship flights of fighters, still aggressively patrolling the airspace above the city and nearby, and many of them form up on your group, albeit briefly, each seeming to orbit just outside the ring of your escorts. You're not sure what they're doing until you hear Konstantina giggle. "They are anxious to see the butcher for themselves." She says. "My darling's fame precedes him!" "I should tell her about Slider and Ice." Merlin mutters. "And Katya."  Save it for later, Merlin She won't believe you anyway, watch.
>>43061844> Save it for later, Merlin
>>43061844>[x] Save it for later, MerlinLet's keep the news for later.That way there's a chance of us dying without having to worry about Konnie trying to kill us.
>>43061844>[x] She won't believe you anyway, watch.I smell shenanigans!
>>43061844>[X] Save it for later, MerlinToo close to a death flag. Let's not be PJ.
>>43061844> Save it for later, Merlinneed every one focused
>>43061844> Save it for later, MerlinI want to press the buttun.But we're about to go into a massive fucking furball and I'd prefer for her not to die distracted.
>>43061844>[X] She won't believe you anyway, watch.I'm sorry, but I can't help it.
>>43061844> She won't believe you anyway, watch.Gotta have fun before we almost die again
>>43061844>[x] Save it for later, MerlinTell her we will give her a reward for helping. Head pats go!
>>43061844>[x] Save it for later, MerlinNo need for that at the moment, wait till after this is done. Though I wouldn't be surprised if she knew and just accepted it as them being unable to resist her darling's brilliance and magnificence.
>>43061844> She won't believe you anyway, watch.I..I have the push the button! I'm sorry!
>>43061844> Save it for later, MerlinSo everyone, what happens when Konnie finds out that Ice is pregnant. You know she every report on us she can get and Ice is high profile too.
>>43061844> Save it for later, MerlinKeep our head, and her's, in the game.Mission before all.
>>43061844> Save it for later, MerlinNow is not the time!Merlin you jelly?
Question, how are we gonna reward Konnie after this? I doubt that headpats are gonna make up for the fact that we went for the harem end rather than the fluffy end.Any ideas?
>>43061989Add her into our harem
>>43061989kiss her on the cheek
>>43061844>[x] She won't believe you anyway, watch.I honestly dont think she would believe her
>>43061844> Save it for later, MerlinShe won't believe it anyway.
>>43061844[x] She won't believe you anyway, watch.Perfectly serious.
>>43062008I like this idea. She's at a good stage in the sexy VS crazy scale. The fact that we can calm her down with headpats and fully disable her with hugs is also good.
>>43062008NOT BEFORE WENDY!
>>43061844>[x] Save it for later, MerlinWe can raise deadflag later.Right now we have commies running on magical space squid technology to kill.
>>43061844> Save it for later, Merlinbut maybe we should talk with her about the kidsalso, thread theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw
>>43061844>[x] Save it for later, Merlin
>>43061777I thought Wendy met Konstantina in Barin?
>>43062111Wendy is already on harem...in platonic way.
>>43062145As a maid
>>43062111Wendy is already kinda in the harem. We're already wingmates forever
>>43062182She's ice's handmaiden.
>>43062197So she's double in the harem.
>>43062123No anon, that's a horrible song and you should feel bad.I have a feeling that this is it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeumyOzKqgIand when we get back home and leap into the witchpilehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl-ZqQ_InX8
>>43062182Frank: You can be my wingwoman anytime.Wendy: Bullock sir, you can be mine.
>>43062182Who will accidently peeks at Frank tying up Ice.
>>43062249Bollocks.The expletive you are looking for is Bollocks.
>>43062297I ruined it and am thoroughly ashamed of myself.
>>43062221I concede to you, as you clearly have better taste for music than I
>>43061844> She won't believe you anyway, watch.
>>43062413I say this would be appropriate music for this situation as well.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1om9GUbEWU&ab_channel=ThePrimeCronus
And then when we initially see the flying space whalehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so10dKbhorI
Ghost is dead post lewds
>>43063032Unf. Those curves.
>>43063117>Multicolor Rusegriz WyvernMy dick was not made to handle such forces
>>43063216I need new pants...
>>43063284Where did the swing wings go?I can't fap to this fixed-wing bullshit
>>43063216The greatest fandance ever.
>>43063294Got you covered anon.
Oi matesHeads up if you play ACI implying it's anything but dedCinderellam@s collab now
>>43063294Not that much art of her with her wings flipped inward I'm afraid. :cHope a screencap will do.
>>43063335>>43063365You buddies know how to deal the good shitHav
[x] Save it for later, MerlinDespite your smile, you shake your head. "Save it for later, Merlin." You order her, looking over at Konstantina briefly to find her watching the Fenrir. "Ok Frank." She says, sounding only a little disappointed. "I'll wait until after this is over." You laugh again- she's in high spirits, which, everything considered, is good. Moscow fades behind you, the cities and towns below rapidly thinning out among the forests and farms to the east of the city. Your escorts begin breaking away as you approach the foothills of the Urals. "This is as far as we go, Eagle." Major Kozlov says. "Good luck.""My love will not need luck." Konstanta responds, primly. "He is unbeatable, and our children will be heroes to surpass us both!""Ah, I am sorry, comrade witch," The major at least has the decency to sound chastised, you think. "I did not know. In that case I will say good hunting." "Hmph. He is just jealous of my love." Konstantina says, watching the six fighters break away and head west. You see the Shield first, a massive flying shape, orbiting in a lazy figure of eight pattern around a fixed point on the ground- Megalith. Even at this distance, it's clear how big it is- it's easily the same size as the flying carrier, if not marginally bigger. Six massive engine pods sit, three to a side, on rear-mounted wings, with canards on the front, ones that look to be every bit as big as your entire fighter. The vertical stabilizer is huge, a monolithic triangular shape jutting into the sky. "It's seen us." Merlin notifies you as it's pattern changes. "Wow! it's search radars are strong!" "Has it locked us up yet?" You ask, preparing to throw the wyvern into evasive maneuvers. "Not yet. We're still over a hundred miles out." She responds. Looking at it as it swings around, you realize this is going to be a lot harder than you thought.
OK, that's it for the night, haha! I kinda screwed up and decided right after I'd done the first post I wanted to devote a whole thread to the combat- it wouldn't feel right to not! this is the big one, you know? That does mean Sunday is probably our last regular run thread though. We'll be doing that one on time, maybe even a bit early. CHeck the twitter. Anyway, guys, sorry about the screwup, totally my fault. Hope you enjoyed the run either way, and you'll be back Sunday for the endgame!Till then gents, cheers!
>>43063515See you next time Ghost, looks like Halley got a bit more time...
>>43063515It's all good. Thanks for the rungonna be weird not having '89 to look forward to after all this time
>>43063515Great thread tonight, getting excited!
>>43063515Understandable but kind of meh. I thought Wendy met Konstantina already.
>>43063515Thanks for the run boss. Onwards to the end.
>>43063515Night Ghost! We await your next quest of planefag's spin off kant-o-celle quest!
>>43063515Good run as always Ghost! Really just sounds like you're intentionally blueballing us now ha! Been one hell of a ride.
>>43063515Godspeed, GhostIt's been a ridehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDe5VEdq57A
>>43063515Thanks for the run hoss!...Man is Konny not going to enjoy the news of not only having lost the Fronkbowl but that Ice is already pregnant.....may wanna live in an underground bunker Frank.
>>43063477>"Has it locked us up yet?" You ask, preparing to throw the wyvern into evasive maneuvers.You thought it was Fenrir, but no, it was me, Wyvern-chan!
Well pretty sure the thread archived but suptg is giving me errors.
>>43064072Can confirm thread is inaccessible on suptgSeems to be a recent phenomenon-I can access threads archived yesterday, but not today
>>43063477>picThat animation is aweaome
>>43063515Thanks for running ghost, don't worry about the mixup, the pacing is better this way and we get more threads
>>43063891Probably just a deep on ghosts part, it is early where he is>>43064133It's been going around, let lordlicorice know on the suptg irc
>>43063515>I work early this sunday and should be able to catch the latter half of the threadOh man. Cheers boss
>>43064586Found it againhttps://youtu.be/xKmZnIHzldk