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Fleet Activities Yokosuka is a hurricane, and at its center sits Admiral Goto.

Officers and Commanders circulate in and out of the big conference room, bearing eyes-only printouts in their special classified document folders. They all pause at the door to show their ID to the fully-armored Marines scanning the hallway suspiciously. Two more are standing inside, their M-4s hanging heavy on their straps. The very fiber of the building itself seems to vibrate slightly - a pair of JSDF F-2s circling overhead on a perpetual Combat Air Patrol. Admiral Thomas is still observing the final assault on Iwo Jima, but nearly everyone else is in this room helping to bring the base to full combat alert. Outside you hear the throaty growl of diesel engines just over the quiet purr of the cooling fans - JGSDF Type 88 shore-to-ship missiles on their way to the coast. A deeper rumble follows, the sound of clinking tracks and whining road wheels close behind - you pull aside the shade and see a hulking M-110 self-propelled gun trundling after the Type 88s. Yokosuka was a fortress before, but within an hour it will be a citadel.

Hunkering almost forgotten by Goto's right is Shigure, with Jintsuu stationed on her left. Goto hasn't let her out of arms reach since phone call first came in. He has laid claim to her, and he's serious about defending it. The Marines in the room now stand against the far wall, having been driven there by succesive glares from the dark-eyed, thin-lipped Japanese Admiral. The long-haired girl is staring at the tabletop in front of her, arms wrapped around her middle.

[ ] Talk to Shigure.
[ ] Call your ships - you should disperse your own assets as well.
[ ] Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.
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I have arrived.
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>>44905410
>[ ] Call your ships

Really, I don't think Shigure wants to talk to us at all.
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>>44905410
trust in the planefag
believe in the planefag
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>>44905410
>[X] Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.
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>>44905427
Forgot your name and avatar, faggot.
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>>44905410
Hmmm.

Let's NOT talk to Shigure, considering our past history.

[X] Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.

Parker, work your insane, half-heretical magic on these phone lines.
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>>44905410
>[ ] Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.
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>>44905410
>[ ] Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.

"THEY'RE COMING FROM INSIDE THE BASE!"
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>>44905410
>[x]Make America Great Again
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>>44905410
>[ ] Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.
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>>44905480

no
never do this
shit
thats why they're options
goddamn
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>>44905410
[ ] Call your ships - you should disperse your own assets as well.

First things first, then talk to Shigure if we have a minute.
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>>44905410

>[ ] Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.
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>>44905410
>>All of the above

Delegate deployment of your assets to Hamp - as a heavy cruiser he has experience with similar sized formations.

Delegate getting a tap and trace set up to Naka - liaison work is part of her role.

That frees you up to talk to Shiguire - who I suspect is trying to figure out how to surrender herself for the 'greater good' given her self-evaluation of her value is probably less than nothing.
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>>44905410
>[ ] Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.
>Give Shigure a smile and a thumbs-up
As tempting as calling up our fleet is...
Willie will probably be around other destroyers and they work in packs
Hamp's already here
Arizona's pretty self-sufficient as-is
Hornet still can't summon her fit-out last we checked
Harder is a fucking submarine he's just along for the ride in case of land attack
Sammy is Sammy

Also we've kicked the Shigure can enough and had other people kick it enough that it's landed firmly in the hands of somebody far better qualified than us to handle it

Unless I'm misunderstanding what that option is meant to mean
>>44905427
you're waifu a shit
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>>44905410
>[X] Call your ships - you should disperse your own assets as well.
Lock and load time to rock and roll!
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>>44905410
>[X] Call your ships - you should disperse your own assets as well.
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>>44905488
That would be cliche, friend.

>>44905493
Oh, hello there Steven.

In other news, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak? Not bad.
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>>44905410
>[ ] Call your ships - you should disperse your own assets as well.
Time to get the girls ready for action. Wiretapping and conversation can come later, for now we need to prepare quickly to ensure the base, and the shipgirls, are ready.
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>>44905410
>[ ] Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.
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>>44905410
[ ] Talk to Shigure.
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>>44905410
>[ ] Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.
>[ ] Call your ships - you should disperse your own assets as well.
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>>44905410
>Archives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Kant-O-Celle%20Quest
>Twitter: https://twitter.com/planefag
The most exciting time of the day has arrived!
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>>44905410
>[X]Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.
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>>44905586
Zumwalt when
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>>44905520
To clarify my recommendation here - I assume we'll tag team Shiguire with Goto so between the two of us we have a decent chance to get through to her without fucking up. I don't think we should leave this hanging, as otherwise we might find it half way through the coming fight (assuming a fight happens) that she's gone off to surrender herself. I'd rather deal with this shit now than potentially lose people trying to save her later if she does something stupid - especially since that would just make her feel even more like shit.
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>>44905618
>Goto hasn't let her out of arms reach since phone call first came in. He has laid claim to her, and he's serious about defending it.
I think we're good senpai
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>>44905410
>[X] Call your ships - you should disperse your own assets as well.
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>>44905410
>[ ] Call your ships - you should disperse your own assets as well.
>[ ] Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.
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>>44905618
Honestly, if the Shigure option wins, I'm half expecting a three for three on the "Oh God, things got hellishly worse."

Let's leave Goto to handle her.
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Should we call Naka, let her know what's going on?
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>>44905410
>[x] Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.

Put Crab on it. He seems to give the least amount of fucks, they won't get inside his head as easily.
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>>44905502
Do what

: ^ )
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>>44905410
>[ ] Call your ships - you should disperse your own assets as well.
>[ ] Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.
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>>44905662
I'm pretty sure she knows. Probably knew before Goto picked up the phone.
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>>44905410
>[ ] Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.
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>>44905410
>[ ] Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.
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>>44905410
>implying the abyssals were calling about Shigure
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Every thread.
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>>44905722
If not Shigure, than who?
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>>44905410
>[o] Talk to Shigure.

I am tired of these abyssals calling us at all hours of the day! But before them, we have a shipslut in distress. Time to re-affirm that BOTH sides of the pacific stand with her.
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>>44905410
>[ ] Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.
This kind of Intel doesn't come around often.
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>>44905737
Who wants to break it to him?
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>>44905737
Lil Cheetus senpai
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So, the base is going on alert because that phonecall was pretty obviously a threat, right?

>>44905732
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>>44905722

They literally fucking said they wanted us to release 'their ship' IJN Shigure.

Read the fucking quest please.
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>>44905737
>If not Shigure, than who?
IT'S NAKA TIME!
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>>44905732
Ara ara~
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>>44905739
because talking to her last time work out so well
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>>44905626
Goto can't play nursemaid and fight this battle at the same time -- and we can't command the JSDF elements unless we've done a lot of off-screen work familiarizing ourselves with the defensive plan for the base.

While I am sorely tempted to just ignore Shigure for fear of making a mess - everything we know about her suggests she is not going to react well to everyone going to fight and perhaps die rather than turning her over to the Abyssals. Do we risk leaving this to blow up on us later?
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>>44905762
>>44905755
>>44905750
Didn't they explicitly mention Shigure, though?
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>>44905410
[x] Call Parker - if they phone you again, you want a goddamned wiretap on it.
let's see america do something useful with their above-the-law global wiretap for once
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>>44905732
YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO TITLE IT 'ara ara' YOU STUPID FUCK
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>>44905780
Well, last time we didn't know that the thing eating her up inside- being the lone survivor, watching everybody else die except for her why only her why did she live while they had to die-
is literally exactly the same thing that gives Settle nightmares. Now we do.
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>>44905816
>Didn't they explicitly mention Shigure, though?
No, she just said we had a boat that belonged to them.
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>>44905816
I'm fairly certain there's a deal of misdirection here.

Terror probably figures she'll get at least one of the two.
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>>44905831
It might not be the same anon you boatfucker.
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>>44905816
Terror did indeed, they don't want Naka, for whatever reason, they want Shigure.
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Wait a second.
Why are we assuming the abyssals were being truthful about their objective? They seemed more hung up over Naka than Shigure - What if this is just a distraction? Tell everyone OoOoOh watch out were coming for Shigure - than strike at a different target while we circle the wagons around her?
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>>44905831
I think the Constitution one has always just been 'image', the ironclads are the 'ara ara~' one
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>>44905856
Quote from previous thread
>“This is the HMS Terror, speaking for the sea.”

Goto's eyes darken like white-hot steel plunged into the cold embrace of the quenching bath.

“It has come to my attention that you have one of my ships prisoner. You have one hour to decide if you are willing to negotiate for the release of the IJN Shigure.”
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>>44905865
Because keeping IC and OOC separate can be a real bitch and a half sometimes
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>>44905865
Pretty sure that's the plan.

But that's just me. I'm certain everyone agrees that I'm wrong.
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hokay I'm fed and happy, but now I am too lazy to count votes.

now I will go yell at IRC until they kiss my ass :3
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>>44905856
I actually have a suspicion that this is a misdirection. While we're all focused on Shigure, they'll be plotting something with Naka or another angle...
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>>44905865
That...makes sense.

FUCK
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>>44905865
shigure needs a good hard push to slip into the abyss. naka barely even needs lubrication.
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>>44905877
Was it ever specified which HMS Terror was speaking?
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>>44905904
Who knows, it's quite possible!
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>>44905914
>Was it ever specified which HMS Terror was speaking?
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>>44905903
I'm not kissing your ass. I don't know where it's been!

That said, I think that Parker won.

>>44905904
>>44905923
Repetition, the fun family game.
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>>44905914
>>44905931
I mean, WE know which one it is, because writeups. Settle and co. have a bit less certainty, I guess
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>>44905897
Even IC It doesn't make sense to just assume the enemy is telling the truth about their intentions
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>>44905931
Forgive them, they are stupid.

A quick survey confirms my previous claim. Discounting double votes or not, Parker has a slight lead.
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>>44905865
Point. Put Harder on Naka (pun not intended ... for now) and keep her close by. She should be at your side anyway.
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Hey.
Get outta the way.
Everybody knows peace is gay.
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VOTES

CALLED

WOOTWOOT
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>>44905410
>[x] Talk to Shigure.
How's she holding up?
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Slow night, it seems.
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>>44906091

Weekdays often are. We're getting things set up in this thread for-

- oh, spoilers. Suffice to say Saturday will be fun. :)
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>>44906091
Eh, it'll pick up once the fun starts in earnest.

Anyway, hi folks. I went and wrote part 6 to Shimakaze'd, but won't be up late enough to post it with the rest of the writeups. Would it be fine if I just linked a pastebin once the thread starts to die?
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>>44906134
Cool.
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>>44906114
Fun, fun!

Is it time for the Base Defence? Tell me we get to go Full X-COM.

>>44906134
Do as most do. That is, wait until the end and pastebin.
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>>44906134

LAY IT ON US BRU
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>>44906134
Yes. Also, do you have a pastebin of what you've put up so far? I think I've missed an installment somewhere along the line.
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>>44906134
post it now faggerio
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>>44906114
Can't wait.
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>>44906134
PM planefag, he could post the pastebin for you.

Or just post it now, since we've got an hour before he gets the next post up.
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Why doesn't Japan freeze the oceans to kill Abyssals?

Why don't America nuke the oceans to kill Abyssals

Why don't shipgirls infiltrate Abyssals to kill Abyssals?

Why doesn't the coastal cities build giant walls?

Why don't people move underground?
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>>44906134
yes plz also have 'even in victory does Ryujou lose' pic.
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>>44906134
I'm sure you could also pass the link or chapter to someone else to post, but you do you

Also it's weird that 39 posters in 33 minutes is 'slow' for us
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>>44906134
I'd also like to say: Thank you for reading my suggestion. I noticed #4 was about Shimakaze comforting Willie and #5 was about Shimakaze realizing just why people are so uncomfortable around her.
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>>44906148
Stop buying time, Deme.

Are you playing Deserts of Kharak? I'm actually someway pleasantly surprised. I imagined much less than I got.

>>44906169
Shut up, Frodo.
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>>44906169
>Why don't America nuke the oceans to kill Abyssals

WE'VE HIT THE RIFT WITH NUKES BEFORE
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>>44906218
Because even we at the Unifed States Department of Defense aren't stupid enough to nuke the fucking OCEANS!
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>>44906218
You're a cheeky little cunt I'll give you that
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>>44906252
We made nuclear depth charges.
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>>44906218
Have we used one of these against the rift?
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>>44906169
>Why doesn't Japan freeze the oceans to kill Abyssals?
Not physically possible
>Why don't America nuke the oceans to kill Abyssals
Radiation would kill everybody
>Why don't shipgirls infiltrate Abyssals to kill Abyssals?
Because then we would be sacrificeing resources with pretty much no gain.
>Why doesn't the coastal cities build giant walls?
Massive waste of resources
>Why don't people move underground?
Massive waste of resources.

1/10 made me reply.
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>>44906212
Deserts is pretty great.
Feels like a Homework game.
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>>44906259
And submarine-launched, rocket-lofted, nuclear depth charges.
The cold war was a hell of a drug
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>>44906259
Which we removed from service. Swiftly. Castle Bravo was a major wake up call.
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>>44906218
CLEARLY THEN, THE ANSWER IS TO MAKE GIANT FUCKING ROBOTS TO FIGHT THE ABYSSALS.
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>>44906259
Don't forget the nuclear torpedos!
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>>44906278
Although the Russians still have nuclear depth bombs and nuclear torpedoes. So they're far more likely to be nuking shit - assuming they still (or ever) actually, you know, worked.
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>>44906218
>WE'VE HIT THE RIFT WITH NUKES BEFORE
Casaba Howitzer when?
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>>44906218
Does this mean we'll CANCEL THE APOCALYPSE!?
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>>44906259
And the Russians made supercaviating torpedoes with nuclear warheads.

They were meant to kill entire fleets.
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>>44906301
Or SUBROC for that matter!
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>>44906148
>>44906160
>>44906158

Okay. May as well.

Shimakaze'd part 1:http://pastebin.com/5r81a7fg
part 2: http://pastebin.com/LfFbMnaw
part 3: http://pastebin.com/NSZySt38
part 4: http://pastebin.com/FAtuM6j4
part 5: http://pastebin.com/7ysvxjV5

And finally:

part 6: http://pastebin.com/y98UtM4b
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>>44906271
>homework
Fuck you phone. Homeworld
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>>44906271
I'm actually surprised they managed to work in Shipbreaking so much.

Since, you know, I actually supported the game when it was called "Shipbreakers".

>>44906323
Still looking for Stacker Pentecost. Settle doesn't have the gravitas to carry the speech.

>>44906297
No one seems drift-compatible here.
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>>44906318
I'm more interested in fuel-air explosives. Old ships have zero NBC protection - get that shit inside and detonate and you'd make a hell of a mess regardless of whether the Abyssals are in hull or humanoid form...
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Oh hey guys wh..NUKES EVERYWHERE ANON'S NO.
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>>44906323
No, Nibiru confirmed. Annunaki are coming for their gold.
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>>44906318
>casaba howitzer
>in atmosphere

I wish, anon.
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>>44906372
ANON, YES.
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>>44906278
If by "swiftly," you mean "35 years later"...
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>>44906372
Praise blake, friend.
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>>44906351
Sweet
>>44906372
Shut up hippy
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>>44906372
>not liking nukes

Curtis LeMay is disappointed in your from beyond the grave.
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Rolled 74 (1d100)

>>44906169
Rolling for terrible fate.
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>>44906398
Are you looking at the official withdrawal date or when we stopped stocking them aboard ship. Because we only had them in the ROEs for a relatively short period before we transitioned to homing torpedoes and helicopters as our primary ASW methodology.
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>>44906372
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Anyone notice posting's slowed down heavily over the last little while?

It's been nearly an hour and we only have ~130 posts here. MGNQ still hasn't hit bump limit from this morning.

Is this just my brain fucking with me or is something going on here?
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>>44906351
Thank you!
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>>44906395
>>44906402
>>44906405

You fools, you're not thinking big enough, JUST HIT IT WITH THE FUCKING MOON USING NUCLEAR THRUSTERS

They can't win, if we've destroyed everything first.
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>>44906372
A nuclear shoah is exactly what we need.
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Hey anon that pic finder idiot. Have a PT test tomorrow and a migraine tonight so some Big E
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>>44906441
They were still there and available for use if the ROE were relaxed... which could happen at the stroke of a pen. So until we stopped stocking them on the official withdrawal date.
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>>44906456
I'm pretty sure DARPA probably considered that and even they wrote it off as bat-shit crazy.
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>>44906169
>Why doesn't Japan freeze the oceans to kill Abyssals?
ice would interfere with whale research
>Why don't America nuke the oceans to kill Abyssals
atomic energy commission lost the fuckin keys
>Why don't shipgirls infiltrate Abyssals to kill Abyssals?
they are ships not viral epidemics
>Why doesn't the coastal cities build giant walls?
we call it california
>Why don't people move underground?
grues
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>>44906456
There's a difference between advocating the use of humanity's most destructive weapons ever built and put into service and going full retard with outrageous ideas.
There's no need to exaggerate when reality is already insane enough.
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I like botes.
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>>44906456
That'z zogging beautiful, is what it is.

A right load of DAKKA.
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You dig out your smartphone and unlock it, ignoring the multiple new text messages to scroll through your contact list and pick out Chief Parker. He answers on the third ring.

“Parker.”

“It's Settle.”


“Settle,” he says. His voice sounds hoarse and haggard. “Need to talk to you.”

“First,” you say, “I want to know if you can trace a signal-”

“Settle, you dumb fuck,” Parker growls, “that microwave mast in the middle of the base has more ELINT detectors on it than half the E-2 fleet. We've got a JSDF AWACS bird flying south and an E-2 out of Atsugi heading north to triangulate the signal. You think you've got to micromanage that?”

“-uh-”

“Nevermind that,” Parker says. “I find'em, you fuck'em, so get your fucker ready.”

The connection drops as Parker hangs up.

You're still staring at the phone when it rings again. You pick up

“Sorry,” Parker says. “Forgot...”

“Forgot?”

“The signal, Settle. The one Weiss found. We went and rented a bunch of data centers in Tokyo - took them from someone else, I think - ran the SOSUS data right through them, crunching. Had... two thousand probables, whittled that down to eight-hundred or so, we've been going through those-”

“Parker,” you say. “Focus. What did you find?”

“I know where they're going to attack next.”

[ ] Tell me where - right now.
[ ] Don't breathe a damn word - I'm on my way to you.
[ ] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
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>>44906520
>[ ] Tell me where - right now.

Vital information here.
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>>44906327
The reason they had nuke warheads is so that they could actually hit something. And more then that,but hey we're last ditch weapons at best.
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>>44905739
Considering Settle kept trying with her after she tried to kill him there is no reason whatsoever for her to think otherwise.
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>>44906520
>[ ] Tell me where - right now.
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>>44906520
>[ ] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
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>>44906520
>[x] Tell me where - right now
NO TIME TO FUCKING WASTE.
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>>44906169
>Why don't people move underground?
Gendo pls go
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[X] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
WE have a leak maybe signals or other until we find it Face to face is best.
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>>44906520
>[x]Put Parker on speakerphone.
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>>44906520
>Send hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want too know this too.
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>>44906520
>[ ] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
And double time it.
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>>44906520
No time to lose. If we go to him, the Abyssals will strike.

Tell us now, Radio Wizard.

>[x] Tell me where - right now.
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>>44906520
>[X] Tell me where - right now.
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>>44906520
[ ] Tell me where - right now.
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>>44906520
>[ ] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
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>>44906520
>>44906570
>>[x]Put Parker on speakerphone.
Humanity is a tool-using race
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>>44906520
>[ ] Tell me where - right now.
But what if it's the Abyssals that are wiretapping you?
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>>44906520
>[x] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.

It shouldn't cause a significant delay, and since Goto's the senior officer here, this falls under the title "Shit Goto Needs To Know ASAP". In addition, making the report in person should make it much more difficult for the Abyssals to catch on if they're trying to wiretap US.
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>>44906520
Even if we don't think shigure is their real target, we have good reason to believe an attack is immanent. Time is of the essence.
>[x] Tell me where - right now.
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>>44906351
>the bethonged one
Devastating.
Drawfags, Shimakaze in a sarong when!?
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>>44906520
Ask if he has any idea when. If "no idea" or "soon", then:
>[ ] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.

If he's pretty sure it's a ways off, then:
>[ ] Don't breathe a damn word - I'm on my way to you.

Don't want to distract Goto from preparing the base for action, but if Parker's intel is for something imminent then that's something Goto will definitely want to take into account in said preparations.
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>>44906520
>[ ] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
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>>44906494
I'm sure they have a contingency plan for exactly that.

Fuckin' DARPA
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>>44906617
I think we've seen that they give fuck all regards to actually connecting to anything to call.

>>44906351
I like this.
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>>44906486
Point. Still better than the Russians!
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>>44906520
>[ ] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
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>>44906520
>[ ] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
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>>44906520
If the phones secure (which it should be) then he can tell you. Otherwise send an escort.
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>>44906520
>[x] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
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>>44906540
>>44906555
>>44906558
>>44906573
>>44906589
>>44906591
>>44906617
>>44906629
I assume our phones are protected against snooping to some extent, but discussing this over cell phone still seems like poor OPSEC to me.
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>>44906642
But Shimikaze isn't Hal's waifu or self insert, so of course she'll never be drawn.
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>>44906520
>[X] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
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>>44906520
>[X] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
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>>44906721
We can secure a cell phone about as well as an STU - but I don't know if we've done that. If our phone is capable (which it should be) we can just tell Parker to go fully secure - and then tell us.
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>>44906721
As was stated, we have reason to believe an attack is on its way AS WE SPEAK to our location. We need that intel NOW.
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>>44906520
>[o] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
Don't discuss something so vital over the open phone lines. We need that intel fast though, so... Hamp? You're driving. Fetch! Goto will need to hear this.

Will not be able to stay all thread this time. My existence is fatigue and pain.
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>>44906520
[x] Have Parker come to us and order ice cream to cheer up Shigure.
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>>44906520
>[ ] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
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>>44906520
>[ ] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
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>>44906520
>[X] Don't breathe a damn word - I'm on my way to you.
Because if the Abbies can hack into phone lines to cold-call Goto, they can do it to spy on our comms. This needs to get done face to face, or Terror and her breed will be set up in ambush for us.
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TWO FOUR SIX EIGHT

WHO SHOULD HARDER IMPREGNATE?

N-A-K-A!

NAKA! NAKA! SHE'S BEST GIRL!

SHE'S GOTTA VOICE THAT WILL RULE THE WORLD!

GO IDOLSHIT!
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>>44906774
If we're not secure we might tip off the bad guys that we know their target and they'll switch it up. More importantly, we'd be giving away that we've cracked their acoustic signatures -- sources and methods is NOT something we want to give up ... especially ones this important. The Abyssals we've seen so far predate SOSUS. They may not even know that it exists - I'd rather not tip them off.
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>>44906896
Yeah but who wants to stick their dick in crazy?

Besides Harder, of course.
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>>44906896
I wonder if we could teach Naka to speak Black Speech.

You know, for the laughs if she actually goes Dark Lady.
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>>44906520
>[x] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
my everything-is-fucked-now sense is suggesting that the abyss don't have sigint on our level but our personal phone has almost certainly been pwn'd by blue naka
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>>44906896
>Naka
>Not Higgans

NTRfags pls go
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>>44906891
Fuck, misread the options. Changing my vote to:
>[X] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
But the same reasoning applies.
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>>44906353
>No one seems drift-compatible here
So we cut open their brains and jack them right into the thing, Machina Domini style.
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>>44906520
>[x] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
The Abyssals can apparently call us up whenever they want. Not sure what kinda shit they could pull with a phone signal.

Best not to speak over the phone, I think.
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>>44906910
Also, the Pacific SOSUS stations are at Hawaii, Midway and Guam -- easy targets for the Abyssals if we tip them off.
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>>44906946
I don't care where Settle sticks his dick
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>>44906520
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Why don't Europe welcome Abyssals as refugees?

Why doesn't the shipgirls tell the Abyssals life isn't so bad?

Why don't people ask the Abyssals to stop attacking?

Why doesn't the USN offer the Abyssals employment?
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>>44906896
...well then.
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>>44906910
Changing my vote to
[x] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
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>>44906946
>Harder x Higgins
man what
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>[X] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.

shipgirl shit might be happening in the command room, its probably best not to skip away before we're sure people don't need us.
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>>44906946
Read the chant. It says who should harder impregnate.
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>>44906950
But where will we find Titans?

>>44906983
So, Naka. Learning to speak Black Speech, good idea or best idea?

I mean, it's a repulsive sounding language by design, but if you're going to control minds, why not go complete Dark Lord?

Especially if you start to control Abyssals.
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>>44906956
On second thought, if they can intercept the phones then Parker's already given away too much. They'd know that we know the target of their attack, and how we got that info. So there's not much pint in worrying about OPSEC now. More importantly, if they intercepted the call they might try to whack PARKER before we get to him. So I vote for asking him now upon reflection.
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>>44907000
>not swinging with both couples

It's not NTR if it's mutual.
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>>44906983
So Naka-chan, do you think submarines are your 'type', or is it just a coincidence that two so far have gotten through to you?
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>>44907000
>>44907020
Oh

In which case we need Iku for maximum sub
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>>44906979
>Why don't Europe welcome Abyssals as refugees?
Dank meme bro
>Why doesn't the shipgirls tell the Abyssals life isn't so bad?
Because the abyssals don't care, they just want to kill everyone
>Why don't people ask the Abyssals to stop attacking?
See above answer
>Why doesn't the USN offer the Abyssals employment?
See above answer
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>>44906520
>[x] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
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>>44907033
In the walls, I assume
>>44907075
Stop responding to bait
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>>44906983
Performance in the ballroom of the Titanic when?

With the mindcontrolled idols of the abyss, Terror and Erebus, as backup singers
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>>44907040
I think Harder could handle Higgins about as well as he could handle Araizona.
Settle and Naka would probably exhaust the dictionaries in both of their languages before getting too drunk to fuck anyway.
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>>44906520
>[ ] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.
"...also, how the fuck did you know about the phone call when nobody fucking reported it?"
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>>44906520

>[ ] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.

Same reasoning as others. If they can call our personal phones, they may be able to tap in.
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>>44907033
>>44907103
One bun to roll them all!

...But no, I think I'd rather cut out my tongue than try mind control. In fact, I know I would. I thought about it.

>>44907045
You know, I've asked myself that. I got roughed up by subs two or three times in service; maybe I have a thing for danger.
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I have arrived, only an hour late tonight. Might just be a new record.
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>>44906983
hang in there, naka-chan!
do your best, naka-chan!
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>>44907109
>when nobody fucking reported it?"
Did you miss the whole basewide mobilizatioin thing currently going on because of that phonecall?
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>>44907127
Or just things taking shots below your water line.
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>>44907102
People still respond seriously to the NAVY Seal copypasta. Frodo is still my favorite to bait with though.
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>>44907109
He's a goddamn SIGINT spook. It's what he DOES - monitoring friendly comms is just how he stays in practice.
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>>44907143
Parker's statement strongly suggests that the Abyssal signal was wireless rather than a landline. Otherwise you'd do an electronic trace, not triangulation.
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VOTES CALLLLLLED
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>>44907127
Ah, so having sex when it's not a safe day then?
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>>44907034
It's a bit much to think they could somehow intercept the call and kill Parker before Hamp could bring him over.
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>>44907127
>But no, I think I'd rather cut out my tongue than try mind control. In fact, I know I would. I thought about it.

Well, if you ever got the opportunity to save someone from an abyssal by mind-controlling said abyssal... I think you would do it.

And besides, maybe Harder's into mind control.
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>>44906983
Bob was one of the artists that had the biggest improvements since his initial works.
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>>44906520
>[ ] Send Hamp to bring Parker to you - Goto will want to hear this too.

Who's to say the Abyssals aren't listening in?
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>>44907127
But you have two buns. Do we have to add a verse to the poem?

Somewhat more seriously. You're still joking about it, which is very good! Don't lose hope!

And if you do, go down swinging, spiting into the eyes of the enemy just like Hurin and Turin.
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>>44907197
>>44907231
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>>44907127

Considering the (apparent) superiority of US Navy damage control, there might be some decent pun-trolling potential in asking Harder to fill you up with all the seamen he can spare to help with repairs.
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>>44907197
Hey, out of curiosity, how long has it been since Goto hung up? I'm just guessing from the last time I had to deal with something like this that it's been... hour and a half?
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>>44907202
You're probably right, but why take the chance when Parjer already stated what we did (acoustic signature analysis via SOSUS), and what we know (their target). The name of the Abyssals target is the only thing he didn't say - and that's hardly a secret to the Abyssals themselves!
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>>44907253
>Narn i Chîn Húrin
>Naka not Glaurung
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>>44907287
Base wide alert, in wartime, when we just got nailed in a surprise air attack - ten minutes?
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>>44907260
This is not /b/. Fuck off.
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>>44907311
Aure entuluva!
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>>44907213
>And besides, maybe Harder's into mind control.

...

You're doing strange things to me here, Anon.
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>>44907336
>"No stupidity"
>In a planefag quest
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>>44907288
>You're probably right, but why take the chance when Parjer already stated what we did (acoustic signature analysis via SOSUS), and what we know (their target). The name of the Abyssals target is the only thing he didn't say - and that's hardly a secret to the Abyssals themselves!
You're right, but I still think it's better to do that shit in person anyways. Parker knows his shit and could provide more than just the location of the attack perhaps.
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>>44907288
They have proven themselves able to disappear without a trace rather handily. If they abort we're unable to take decisive action and Parker mentioned 800-2000 possibles? That's an awful lot of ground to cover. If they attack where we THINK they will then we might have the opportunity to smash em up good.
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>>44907358
You know just as well as us that humans are into some fucked-up shit. Welcome to humanity, naka-chan.
>>44907361
>hurr durr
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>>44907361
There's been actual efforts to do the right thing for once. Dunno how long it'll last.
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>>44907358
Ask. He just might be.

>>44907311
Don't be ridiculous, Naka isn't nearly big enough to be Glaurung.

But she definitively has all the sarcasm and tragedy to be either Hurin or Turin.
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>>44907313
Base wide alert sure, but Yokosuka is huge. And in this case it's not a surprise, we're fortifying. And to get to the stage that Settle is describing that takes a while, if it takes another hour to finish then that means it's been a while already as is. I'm more just curious than anything else I guess. Last time I was involved in something like this was back in '09.
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>>44907361
>wanting the thread to be filled with spam
There's shitposting and then there's spam.
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>>44907358
Good strange things or Bad strange things?
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>>44907358
Speaking of strange shipfolk things, what gender are harder's crew? All the ones we've seen from shipgirls so far have been male, so
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>>44907441
If one of her pilots is being let in by his cook, then I guess female.
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>>44907424
When I figure it out, you will be the third to know.

>>44907441
I'm not one hundred percent sure they work like that. It's like asking your kidneys their pronouns.
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>>44907466
>I'm not one hundred percent sure they work like that. It's like asking your kidneys their pronouns.

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

THANK YOU
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>>44907466
Good point.
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>>44907253
>Three for capital ships with their heads held high
>Seven for the cruisers who in oceans roam
>Nine for destroyers doomed to die
>One for the Voice Below on her Hadal throne
>In the deepest trench, where no subs ply.
>One Song to rule them all, One Song to find them
>One Song to bring them all and in the Abyss bind them!
>In the deepest trench, where no subs ply.

You know, it's awfully weird that Naka talks with her abyssal self so much and said abyssal self is absurdly powerful and can innately command any other shipgirl... got a crazy theory bout that... but we should see if Shigure sees her abyssal self too. If so, theory ain't true. But you get what I'm implying, right?Probably wrong, though, which is why I want to talk to Shigure or have the Squirrels get info from her and compare her condition to Naka's.

>>44907358
Just make sure everything's consensual beforehand and don't take him anywhere he doesn't want to go. It's not like you'd be the first person to use your natural abilities during sex.
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>>44907416
>spam

Anyone with half a brain cell could tell that the original post that started this whole nuttery wasn't spam. Given the context it was obviously a long and drawn out "fuck" over missing the vote.

But figuring that out would require some actual thinking, and ya'll don't want to hurt your heads, do ya?
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I wonder if the guy that initially summoned Naka then tried sending her back got a visit from Hate or not.
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>>44907466
>asking your kidneys their pronouns
They sexually identity as an Attack Helicopter.
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>>44907466
>>44907476
Hey man, I just need to know if this is homostraight or doublestraight
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>>44907532
As per last thread, it's "double-reverse heterosexual."
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>>44907532
So would Harder.

I keep hoping I'm going to walk in on him and Hamp.
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BEFORE ANYONE FORGETS

PLANEFAG.

BATLEAD WHEN
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>>44907511
Not fuckin yet. Its on the fuckin to do list
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>>44907565

I have no idea how to work it into the story right now so: bat lead is fine and recovering nicely. there.
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>>44907522
>tfw there will never be a warship crewed by attack helicopters
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>>44907584
Get Harder involved.
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>>44907511

I figure, if the 'tried sending her back' worked even partially, it'd explain where Abyssal Naka comes from and why Naka heals slower than others. Abyssal Naka is made up from what got sent back and Naka herself would be basically missing parts and/or crew.
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>>44907554
Too late.

Settle already got Hamp.
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>>44907554
I'm still wondering how well they get along as roommates.
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>>44907508
>typing one letter over and over isn't spam outside of /b/
>hey guys lets turn the board into /v/2.0
This guy.
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>>44907592
the denbts add up
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>>44907592
I don't know why but this just fucking killed me.
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>>44907592
Thank you.
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>>44907592
I imagine he'll be mor erelevant once we're back to talking about shipgirl refits and summoning their whole hulls.
Since, you know, he's now a member of a club that only includes him and Hate.
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>>44907554
How blue are your fairies right now?
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>>44907597
That little shit? He talks a fine fuckin game but he's out of his fuckin league on dry land.
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>>44907592
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>>44907554

Or him and Iku, both waiting for you?
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>>44907644
Exactly why he needs someone to help toughen him up.
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>>44907599
that's why I'm asking as it's partially his fault that Naka's so messed up and you don't that to a shipgirl.
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>>44907592
>bat lead is fine and recovering nicely
Does he get a special visitor every day?
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>>44907632
>member of a club that only includes him and Hate

Shipfuckers?
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>>44907565
That thread was as amazing
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>>44907655
Naka's relationship with Iku throws *that* picture into a whoooooole new context.
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>>44907660
It aint me. I already got too much shit on my fuckin plate
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>>44907685
Which picture?
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>>44907703
Metaphorical, not literal.
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>>44907672
Nah, there are plenty in that club if rumors about Iku are to be believed.

More specifically, it's people who've been on the full-sized deck of a shipgirl.
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>>44907672
No, the whole "Physically on board the active hull of a returned shipgirl" thing
>>44907685
Poor Iku. Having to watch her ex flirt with a submarine who hits almost the same exact buttons for her as she did.
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>>44907685
You're not talking about that picture from way back when are you? You know... *that* picture?
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>>44907703
>Which picture?
We'd post it, but this is a blue board
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>>44907775
Spoiler it. We've done worse.
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>>44907812
>We've done worse.
Like the full frontal of Enterprise
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>>44907775
>>44907754
>>44907703
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>>44907592
>This is all we get three threads after planefaggot said bat-lead updates next thread
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>>44907884
Yeah... that one.
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>>44907896
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>>44907896
It's better than the usual standard of him paying his denbts.... as in not at all.
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>>44907884
Naka, are you sure all that stress and lack of sleep hasn't gotten to your thighs?
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>>44907896

CHRIST HE'LL GET HIS DICK WET DOES THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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>>44906443

This is my new favorite picture.

*ssssip*
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>>44907952
Anon is never happy Deme, ever.
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>>44907951
Vagina dentata is a bigger concern here, I think.
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>>44907951
Do you have any idea how much dancing I do? I can kick like Chun-Li.
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>>44907884
Who's the shipgirl on the left supposed to be?
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>>44907952
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>>44907995
Arizona.
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>>44907995
Iku
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>>44908005
AAAHAHAHAHA
no.
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>>44907952
If it's ant consolation, I don't particularly care either way, and just want to see the story move forward.
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>>44907952
What about me faggot? Do I get my dick wet? Updates the fuck when?
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>>44907952
Yes.
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>>44907995
Left is Naka, Right is Iku.

Naka looks extraordinarily pleased to be naked.
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>>44907995
Iku
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>>44907986
Can confirm, ex did ballet. Equal parts terrifying and amazing.
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>>44907986
>I can kick like Chun-Li.
Heh I bet Harder would love to see you pull off Chun-li's hurricane kick.
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>>44907952
If anyone has the yelling bird screen cap from SWQ then that would be great.
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>>44907995
left to right - Naka, Harder, Iku
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>>44907986
Interesting. We should inform Harder.

>>44907952
What we need is to get a writefag on it.

I do wonder why no one jumped on the idea, honestly.
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>>44907952
Don't let people get to your head, damn.
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>>44907952
You forgot the yelling eagle picture.
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>>44907952
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I kinda wish we had Batlead writeups. He is kinda periphery to the main story...

Would the Squirrels have use for him?
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>>44908028
>HateMobile
Mate you keep insisting that the only two chicks that want your torpedoes are your sisters. I doubt you gonna wet that dick.

Unless it's with chink pretending to be a nip. Or your hands.
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>>44908065
hot fucking damn. Hey, fuckin, you got her contact info?
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>>44908093
She should be nearby, being Kongou's sister.
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>>44907952
we already knew that in our hearts
the guy was such a smooth operator that there could be no doubt
he did mention he was a pilot, right?
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>>44908072
He's probably been writing reports and talking to shipwrights and eggheads for hours upon hours after the doctors let him go
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>>44907880
Or the planes getting intimate with some women. Literal planes, not plane people.

That one was kinda surreal, now that I think about it.
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>>44908093

Oi.

Don't go cheating on Yamato, now.
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>>44908072
Doesn't even need to be anything pertinent to the plot at all, just a couple side-story writeups of cute slice-of-life/romance stuff and maybe lewds with Akagi.
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>>44908065
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>>44908093
折り畳み式携帯電話を取得し、彼女のメールを見つけて下さい!
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>>44908093

She one of the Kongou sisters. The crazy might run in the family; wanna risk it? She's the librarian-lookalike, so she's probably into SM or some kinky shit.
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>>44908093
Don't you already have two Battleships that want dickings?

>>44908106
But that's the thing. I want that exposition, because I find the whole mystery aspect of shipgirls/fairies/abyssals more interesting than "who wins the Settle dick". Sure, I want Batlead to get laid, but I also want SCIENCE!
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>>44908106
And then Akagi shows up secretly, every day.

And they talk. Of everything and nothing. Enjoying each other's company.

At least, until the stitches are taken out.
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>>44908083
no. I keep telling you fucks Yams is off fucking limits, she's blood. Iowa is.... a different fucking story.

>>44908104
Oh good. Should be easy to find her then. I should go look. Cos damn
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>>44908158
I feel like we'll get the exposition when it's more narratively appropriate. I hope so at least
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>>44908177
Man. You gonna beat Settle in his kill tally in one go.
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>>44908093
Kongo would probably love to set you two up. Even if she's not sure a little favor to help her with Goto would go a long way.
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>>44908177
Godspeed, Marine. I wish you luck with a slight amount of envy and jealousy.

Because, seriously, I wish I had a chance to meet her.
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>>44908177
To him whose loves were Paradise, Iowa, O! Iowa
O! happiest fate that e’er was known.
Such eyes to shine for one alone,
To call such beauty all his own. Iowa, O! Iowa
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>>44908032
I really do. It's kind of hilarious.

On that note, I'm off to definitely not see Wainwright about definitely not dying.
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>>44908112
you mean these planes?

http://aero.booru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=657
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>>44908177
So Iowa's yer mum and Yamato's yer little sister?
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>>44908213
Yeah, good luck with all of that that isn't happening
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>>44908177

Whether or not you see Yamato as a sister, she seems to see you rather differently.

Do you really want to risk her turning Abyssal from you rejecting her to pursue a DESSister purely based on said DESSister's looks?
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>>44908160
>At least, until the stitches are taken out.
And then this happens.
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>>44908213
So, is reconciling with Iku going to result in her convincing you to have a threesome with Harder?
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>>44908160
And then they get busy making helicopter carriers.

>>44908179
Given Planefag's pace (no bully), that'll take a while; especially when he should get to the next action sequence because there's been nothing but talking for months (full bully).

So I'd rather have Secret Squirrel writeups reveal a part of the mystery (with Batlead), and then pass that info on to Settle who says "okay, that's neat, but I really need to get back to fucking up my relationship with Arizona" and then we all move on to the next soap opera plot point.

But, in the meantime, we get fun antics with fairies or tiny jet fighter pilots.

>>44908213
Just remember: blue and black is an excellent fashion choice.
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>>44908260
Pretty much, yes.

Mind, that's after a week or two of getting to know each other personally and (as much as it gets in a hospital room) romantically.

Healthy relationship, I think.
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Naka, any comment on the Tokyo Rose?
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>>44908313
Radio host, not a singer.
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>>44908231
Yep, that's it.
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>>44908304
That's normal for a planefag quest
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>>44908287
True.
But, well, wishing for things to be written is all well and good, but it doesn't do much on its own. It is good potential material though.
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>>44908249
Y'all fuckers seem to fail to fucking understand that a motherfucker and a bitch can be close as shot and not want to fuck.
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>>44908151
>折り畳み式携帯電話を取得し、彼女のメールを見つけて下さい!
>彼女
>ほのめかす
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>>44908287
I misread that as helicopter noises. I like it better that way.
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>>44908350

I understand that you don't want to fuck her.

I'm saying SHE wants to fuck YOU.
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>>44908350
You are denser than a block of uranium son.
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>>44908362
>Akagi and Batlead standing over a crib
>[helicopter noises]
>Batlead: "A-are you sure the doctors said she was healthy?"
>Akagi: "Oh, yes. Her fairies are nice and healthy."
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>>44908350
Non, c'est impossible
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>>44908378
I very much fuckin doubt that.
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>>44908231

Goddamnit why is Abubu so based
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Someone drew a Canadian boat!
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Hmm hey hate would you knock up an abyssal?
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>>44908231
I don't know what's worse.
This or those anthromorphic planegirls where the pilots literally go inside them buck naked.
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>>44908435
... Oh god, down the rabbit hole we go.
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>>44908420
That's just a girl with a rifle, m8.
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>>44908435
>>44908446
i have done my duty
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>>44908345
Honestly, it's usually quicker in these quests.

One or two weeks is practically an eternity. Which is why I'm saying it's a rather healthy relationship.

For a PF quest.
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>>44908065
>Kirishima hears SoDak and Washington are back for round two.jpg
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>>44908420
Haida a shit
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>>44908425
I certainly would.
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>>44908435
>A-10 writer will never come back to us
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>>44908425
Is *that* why Hate's so big on capturing one?
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>>44908425
Not him but yes
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>>44908378
Ok, Fuckin, straight up? No, she fuckin dont.
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>>44908350
I say it's possible, but not a certainty. The moment you do find a love interest, all these remarks would stop... unless she's one of the two BBs.
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I'm going to run and buy more booze. I shall return! Anon, try not to get everyone killed while I'm gone. I'd like to at least see it happen.
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>>44908512
>>44908404
The marine doth protest too much methinks.
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>>44908486
I got halfway through before I noped the fuck out of that one.
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>>44908512
Man. Hate. You really gonna have two broken hearts to deal with.

That's one way to beat Settle I guess.
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>>44908420
>>44908477
Habakkuk when?
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>>44908549
To each his own, when it comes to matters of the dick
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>>44908516
You fucks do know the last girl I got involved with bought it in LA, right? That aint been that fuckin long ago. Maybe a motherfucker just want to fuck and not have all the bullshit emotions attached to it. Or maybe a motherfucker too goddamn fucking busy to really field a bitch right now. Cept maybe that Kirishima. I'd field the fuck outta her
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>>44908598
Then go forth, Marine. Field the fuck outta Kirishima.
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>>44908554
Yep, two is less than three after all.
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>>44908598
Fair enough. Hey everyone! LET A SLEEPING DOG LIE!
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>>44908512
SHE'S CLEARLY GOT A LADY BONER FOR SOME DUDE GIVEN LAST THREAD
SHIIIIIIT WHO COULD IT BE? MUST BE A PRETTY FUCKING AMAZING GUY TO CATCH HER EYE WHEN THE ONLY OTHER DUDE SHE HANGS OUT WITH UNDERSTANDS HER DEEPLY AND TRIES HIS BEST TO GET HER DREAMS DONE.
AS SHE'S A SHY FUCKING NIP CHINK AND LIFE SURPRISINGLY IS LIKE MY CHINESE CARTOONS IN THE LAND OF THE RISING TSUN, HE PROBABLY DOESN'T EVEN KNOW SHE WANTS TO SHATTER HIS PELVIS CONSIDERING SHE'S PROBABLY TOO SHY TO ACT LIKE SHE WANTS THE D.
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>>44908598
Lieutenant, you DO realize that Japan has a thriving sex trade, right? And that the "no-go" neighborhood nearest to Yokosuka almost certainly caters to American sailors?
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>>44908463
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To the anon who keeps mentioning that the Kagerou class is for lewds...does this look like a face who wants to be lewded!?!
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>>44908623
I only remember arizona. Who else?
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>>44908670
Did they use the wrong flag?
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>>44906351
Finally caught up on these
I love it
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>>44908672
maybe if you stopped hitting her she would
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>>44908687
Yes they did.
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>>44908672
Yes.
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>>44908672
Yes. She just doesn't know it yet.
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>>44908672
It looks like the face of someone who'll enjoy it.
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>>44908672
That's not a kagerou class destroyer.

That's Ushio.
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>>44908677
Arizona, Higgins and Goto
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>>44908672
Thats a modified Special-Type Destroyer not a Kagerou-Class
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Adrenaline races through your body at Parker's words. “Chief, stay right where you are. I'm sending Hamp to escort you to me.”

“Your phone's secure, isn't it?”

“Considering what Abyssals are capable of, that doesn't mean shit, does it?”

There's a grunt of agreement. “I'll be here.”

You hang up. “Hamp, urgent assignment.”

“More urgent than being your bodyguard?”

“YES.”

Hamp blinks.

“Thomas can boil my balls in butter if he wants - I need Chief Parker here, and I need him here NOW.” You proceed to describe the location of Parker's office.

“That's halfway across base, isn't it?”

“Ask me if I give a shit. You've got permission to commandeer a veh-”

“WOOP,” Hamp declares, springing to his feet without using his hands. He drains his Starbucks in one long go, tosses the empty cup over his shoulder and charges out the door.

You take the time to leave the room and walk down the hall to “your” CIC, which is currently screening Iwo Jima Two - Abyssal Boogaloo. F-18s and Corsairs are choking the skies over Iwo, already crowded with towering smoke columns where successive air and gun strikes have plastered enemy positions. Helicopters are ferrying in Marines and taking off with tired-looking men in JGSDF camo - it looks like a substantial portion of the garrison survived, in one form or another. Another feed shows a Marine handing M-16s - A2s, from the look of it - out of a crate to Japanese soldiers as they trade in their battered and empty Howa 89s. One by one they move down the line to accept a cloth bandoleer of magazines and a fresh canteen, then turn to trudge back towards the fighting.

Admiral Thomas spots you in the corner and nods. You stride over to converse. “Sir. How's it going?”
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>>44908670

>the Maple Leaf
>on the fucking Haida

RED ENSIGN MOTHERFUCKER
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>>44908724
I stand corrected.
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I found out why Americans love Inazuma
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“Steadily,” he replies. “The ROKs have worked their way into Surabachi - they can hear one hell of a firefight going on in the tunnels under the mountain, they just don't know between who.”

“Seems they intend to find out.”

“Bet your ass.” Thomas rubs his face and shakes his head briefly - it doesn't look like he's had much sleep of late. “Force commander keeps trying to switch radio channels, but Essex just finds them again.”

“Modern encrypted radios?”

“Hmm.” Thomas smirks a bit. “I think the LHD is giving her a running commentary via signal lamp, personally. Every time we put a drone camera on them, Essex goes quiet for a bit.”

“They're playing favorites?”

“Sure. She's kind of 'their' ship, if you think about it.” Thomas smiles a little... but it soon fades as the Global Hawk cameras keep panning over the smoking, charred ruins of Iwo Jima. You take your leave quietly and return to Goto's impromptu office. You almost run into Hamp and Parker as they barrel through the door.

“Chief,” you say.
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>>44908751
>it looks like a substantial portion of the garrison survived, in one form or another.
yaaaaaaaay
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Parker doesn't bother to salute. The dark circles under his eyes, stubble on his chin and unbuttoned collar on his shirt tell you everything - he's been working for twenty-four hours straight - maybe even forty-eight. “Over here.” He grabs your sleeve and pulls you into a corner.

“He's been acting really strange,” Hamp says, sounding a bit put out. “Didn't even blink when we took a curb at thirty.”

“Done worse,” Parker croaks.

“And the hedges.”

“Much worse.”

Hamp frowns a bit. He's got a new cup, a big plastic travel mug, and he's holding a small container of powdered creamer. He upends it over his mug, shaking it vigorously.

“Settle. The signal we heard... we didn't tell anybody what it *was.*”

“Well what the hell was it?” you snap.

“Their voices,” he whispers.

Your heart sinks into your stomach, an awful, dreamy sense of detachment stealing over your senses.

“Their god damned voices,” Parker whispers again - and you realize its not work keeping him from sleep. “And... and even-”

“What!?”
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>>44908775
Holy shit Hamp, did you fucking teleport?
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Parker closes his eyes and huffs. “Nevermind that, the point is - we correlated the SOSUS recordings with satellite data on civilian ship tracks, and found a god damned gaggle of signatures in the middle of the Indian ocean.”

You swallow. “What do they sound like?”

Parker fixes his hollow eyes on you - and holds up his phone, plugged into a pair of earbuds.

You tighten your fist as your stomach turns sour - and nod. He pushes them into your ear and taps “play.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0PvZGVPiJU

Steady tones; low moans, roll and ride through your head and down your body, a sonorous, almost soothing hymn. You feel the very fiber of your being vibrating in time with the deep harmonics that seem to thrum deep within, the steady pulse of the drum only your own heartbeat-

“FUCK!” you snap, yanking the earbuds out. Parker is watching you unblinkingly, sad knowledge on his face. He just nods.

“Now... the other. We had a hard time ranging those chants, because the SOUSUS is concentrated around geographic choke points, on the continental shelf, where you can anchor the arrays... which is how we picked up this next one.”

He watches you, wide, staring eyes pinning you to the wall till you pick up the earbuds in shaking hands and pop them back in.
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>>44908794
That is the face of a man who took some nasty SAN damage.
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Drums. Just drums, thundering and rumbling, too low and too slow, their cadence clashing on occasion. There are no snares, no smaller drums, no rimshots, no pauses, and almost no variation in the steady, rolling thunder. It sounds distorted somehow - sluggish compared to what it once was. But there is a patient and terrible resolve in the thundering beats that chills you to the core for no reason you can name.

You tug the earbuds out. “Where the hell did this come from?”

“The new array off Sangiang. It was set up to catch anything that slipped past the Panaitan array - Krakatau's acting up again and the mini-quakes are swamping out a lot of data. All the islands... the shallow seafloor... the sounds bounce. Especially low-frequency, like this. But somewhere between Java and Sumatra, for certain.”

“What are you telling me, Parker?”

“At least one of these have to be abyssal, sir. But I'll be damned if I know which ones.”

You stare at the headphones in your hands, the terrifying underwater songs still echoing around your soul.

[ ] Ask Naka about this - this is her balliwick, isn't it?
[ ] Work this out yourself - this is precisely the kind of shit you don't need her listening to, especially not after that one-foot-in-the-deep speech she gave you.
[ ] Write-in: guess the purpose of each song, and their meaning. Sailors sang for many reasons, and entertainment was the least of them.
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>>44908808
The laws of physics is for the weak.
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>>44908808
real good tellyporr


This is also a Kagerou, know the difference it could save your life.
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>>44908775
>they can hear one hell of a firefight going on in the tunnels under the mountain, they just don't know between who
am I the only person concerned about this?!
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>>44908847

[ ] Work this out yourself - this is precisely the kind of shit you don't need her listening to, especially not after that one-foot-in-the-deep speech she gave you.
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Didn't he tell us he knew their target? I don't see a target in there - at least not a deciphered one, the way he seemed to be implying.
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>>44908862
Akigumo is best and most smug destroyer.
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>>44908847
>[ ] Work this out yourself - this is precisely the kind of shit you don't need her listening to, especially not after that one-foot-in-the-deep speech she gave you.

Naka's hanging off the precipice. One good shove and...
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>>44908847
>Drums. Drums, in the literal deep
ah. ahahaha. fuck.

Anybody got any ideas on the songs?
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That first song is a funeral dirge.
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>>44908847
>[ ] Ask Naka about this - this is her balliwick, isn't it?
ALL ABOARD THE BAD IDEA TRAIN!!
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>>44908847
>[ ]Write In

The first is a morning song, probably them communicating what happened to whatever they communicate before. And swearing revenge.

The second is easy. That's... that's a fucking rowing beat. They're moving somewhere, perhaps Australia, and they're moving there in force.
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>>44908847
[X] Work this out yourself - this is precisely the kind of shit you don't need her listening to, especially not after that one-foot-in-the-deep speech she gave you.

I feel that Settle needs to prove his commander chops.

And God knows we don't need to push Naka anymore.

>>44908896
Be glad Durin's Bane awaits us not.
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>>44908847
>[ ] Write-in: guess the purpose of each song, and their meaning. Sailors sang for many reasons, and entertainment was the least of them.
>Second one is probably a marching cadence of some sort - basically, enemy is moving to fuck our shit up.
>First one might be some Abyssal base of some kind? Maybe they're talking to each other.

Scramble the American shipgirls?
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>>44908881
>>44908889
You chucklefucks that's our job it's not a button press
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>>44908847

>[ ] Write-in: guess the purpose of each song, and their meaning. Sailors sang for many reasons, and entertainment was the least of them.

[] Have Hamp or Goto give it a listen. Abyssal 'noise' sounds different for different people, right? Different ears'll give more insight.
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>>44908847
>[ ] Work this out yourself - this is precisely the kind of shit you don't need her listening to, especially not after that one-foot-in-the-deep speech she gave you.
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>>44908896
My guess is the first one is like a war chant, while the second one is to coordinate movements, like drums were used in rowing navies and on land to coordinate large phalanxes.
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>>44908847
>[ ] Work this out yourself - this is precisely the kind of shit you don't need her listening to, especially not after that one-foot-in-the-deep speech she gave you.
Try playing it at higher speed. It may well be recognizable cadences if you speed it up so it doesn't feel sluggish any more.
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>>44908916

>a rowing beat

Oh shit.

How many rowing ships have come back?

How many are moving to need THAT MANY drums?
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>>44908425
Who wouldn't?
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>>44908932
>yfw a fucking trieme shows up and starts ramming everybody
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>>44908847
>[ ] Work this out yourself - this is precisely the kind of shit you don't need her listening to, especially not after that one-foot-in-the-deep speech she gave you.
>[ ] Write-in: guess the purpose of each song, and their meaning. Sailors sang for many reasons, and entertainment was the least of them.

The second one might be a call for summoning? Whether or not it's summoning a ship-girl or Abyssals is up for debate. But I'm going to guess, judging by the position and the fact that they are drums that we might encounter British ships as HMS Repulse and Prince of Wales were sunk there.
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>>44908896
First one summons/calls to the Abyssals
Second one helps coordinate movements similar to the aliums's TV signals in Independance Day.
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>>44908847
>[ ] Work this out yourself - this is precisely the kind of shit you don't need her listening to, especially not after that one-foot-in-the-deep speech she gave you.
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>>44908907
>>44908916
So, mourning the loss of their carrier group and Iwo Jima? And maybe whatever intelligence was dedicated to directing them?
>>44908916
Yeah the drums REALLY fucking strikes me as a mustering of troops for an invasion of some kind
>>44908932
Yeah exactly. Rallying, and massing for attack
>>44908847
>[ ] Write-in: guess the purpose of each song, and their meaning. Sailors sang for many reasons, and entertainment was the least of them.
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>>44908887
Akigumo a shit and not as smug as saberkaze
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>>44908847
>[X] Work this out yourself - this is precisely the kind of shit you don't need her listening to, especially not after that one-foot-in-the-deep speech she gave you.
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>>44908954
>Repulse
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>>44908952
Not a trireme, not in this part of the world. If anything, it would be the Korean Fleet that was lost by that idiot, Won Kyon during the Imjin War.
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Second one is a bunch of war drums. Judging from the beat they are using
They aren't using it to keep time while marching.

This sounds like the kind of sound you make once you complete a encirclement for a siege and you don't want the defenders getting rest.

Or that they are more or less doing a come get some routine between two armies.
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>>44908847
>[ ] Write-in: guess the purpose of each song, and their meaning. Sailors sang for many reasons, and entertainment was the least of them.

The war drum are definitely fucking war drums, there's no doubt about that one. Someone's marching to war... but who? Sure, probably Abyssals, but something doesn't seem quite right about it. About either of them, really. Not really eldritch-y and unfathomable horror-y. For all we know it could be the British Navy and Vikings rousing themselves to the defense of their fellow man.
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>>44908954
>. But I'm going to guess, judging by the position and the fact that they are drums that we might encounter British ships as HMS Repulse and Prince of Wales were sunk there.
That is a very interesting train of thought. Anyone else care to add to it?
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>>44908847
>[ ] Ask Naka about this - this is her balliwick, isn't it?
So the first one is soothing and apparently started 'persuading' Settle. If I had to guess I'd say they were trying to work their magic on someone or something, like the thing with Naka's songs. Maybe some sort of summon?

The second one I dunno.
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>>44908992
Well if it's only a bunch of gooks then I'm sure the Japs can handle it. They've got generations worth of experience with this shit after all.
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>>44908847
>[x] Ask Naka about this - this is her balliwick, isn't it?
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>>44908847
>[x] Work this out yourself - this is precisely the kind of shit you don't need her listening to, especially not after that one-foot-in-the-deep speech she gave you.
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>>44908847
The only superstition I am aware of for sailors is the Siren Song that lead sailors astray. The 'soothing hymn' is probably the Abyssals while the 'low and slow clashing cadence' is probably the volcano.
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>>44908847
>[ ] Write-in: guess the purpose of each song, and their meaning. Sailors sang for many reasons, and entertainment was the least of them.

The first one sounds like a funeral dirge, but listen to the words more carefully.

>You become free from the bonds that binds you!
>You are free from the bonds that bound you!"

They're not singing a ship to death, they're welcoming another warship into their ranks. Another ship has turned its back on mankind and joined up with the forces of the deep.

The second song's beating to quarters. Ships are sprinting in ragged formation, they're going somewhere, and they're going there flat out.
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>>44908896
Helvegen is a dirge/death chant, so that's either
>someone sank
or
>calling those who sank in the past, join us

The drums is probably like drums were used for in the past: communications

If I had to guess, the first is like a recruitment beacon and the second is more tactical/military in nature
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>>44908943
Maybe, but the fact that it IS sluggish could also be a clue.
I think it might actually be a summoning song- their forces are still groggy, still waking up, hence why the beat is still sluggish
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>>44908847
>[ ] Work this out yourself - this is precisely the kind of shit you don't need her listening to, especially not after that one-foot-in-the-deep speech she gave you.
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>>44907202
One of the wendigo-boats could pop up, launch a few rounds off at the base, and submerge again before strike craft vector in on her.

Hell, those bomb-ships could literally recreate something like the Battle of Britain - pop up every now and then, escorted by a screen of weak, otherwise useless ships, fire off a few rounds at the base, then retreat while the escort screen potentially sacrifices themselves so as to prevent the wendigo-boat's death.

Sure, they may lose a few destroyers - but if they hit the carrier, the CIC, the radar tower, or the barracks...
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>>44909021
If it's the fleet Admiral Yi built and commanded and then was lost under Won Kyon, the Japanese are FUCKED. Do you even know what Admiral Yi's achievements were? He NEVER lost a battle, and he had no experience as a naval commander prior to the Imjin war. Plus, his ships were far superior to the Japanese ships, who were basically armed transports. If it is that fleet, I reiterate, the Japanese are FUCKED.
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>>44909057

Distortion too. Didn't Parker say something about how the sound is bouncing around all over the floor?

>>44908998
inb4 more Settle rage summons.

>>44908847
>[ ] Work this out yourself - this is precisely the kind of shit you don't need her listening to, especially not after that one-foot-in-the-deep speech she gave you.
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>>44908992
Level adjusted versions of these 2 kinds of ships then?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_ship
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panokseon
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>mfw the thread intelligence level has increased this much
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Wait a second. Norse song. Could this be the hymn of the Lonely Queen of the North herself?
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So, drums and horns were used to coordinate armies, send signals, and such. If the Abyssals are communicating through Whale-Speak, can't we hijack the Whale-Speak and flood the waters with junk orders?
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>Cattle die,
>Friends die,
>So, too, must you die.
>Though one thing
>Never dies;
>The fair fame one has earned.

>abyssal ships are bitter at their perceived mistreatment by humanity

The first one is recruiting, guys
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>>44909100
EXACTLY! Essentially, during the Imjin war, the Japanese brought a knife to a gun fight. It's part of why Yi was able to sink over half their fleet in any given engagement while sustaining almost no casualties and no ships sunk on his side.
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>>44908847

>>44908916
>>44909052

These two. They're welcoming someone new, and they're running somewhere hard.

Didn't Planefag say we'd be seeing an Aussie ship return soon?

When did he say they'd be returning on our side?
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>>44909137
While it is depressing that they can recover losses, it is heartening to learn that they have some form of logistics.
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It's too irregular to be a rowing beat.
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>>44909057
That was actually my first guess for the first one. It sounded more like a sad call to arms for me. Probably mustering for some sort of follow up attack to whatever is about to hit next.
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>>44909170
If it is, I'm guessing HMAS Armidale.
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>>44908847
>[ ] Write-in

The first is either a recruiting call or is intended to wake any inactive Abyssals.

The second probably serves to direct the Abyssal fleets.
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>>44909170
...FUCK.

Repulse and Prince of Something possible, this could get nasty.

>>44909136
This could work, or fuck us up too.
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>>44908916
>>44909052
These are both great, but I think >>44909052 is the most accurate so far.

>>44908847
[x] Write In: >>44909052

>>44909170
>Didn't Planefag say we'd be seeing an Aussie ship return soon?
>When did he say they'd be returning on our side?
WHELP
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>found a god damned gaggle of signatures in the middle of the Indian ocean
So something commonwealth seems a bit likely. Does anybody happen to have Repulse's sinking site handy?
>But somewhere between Java and Sumatra, for certain.”
That's pretty much smack-dab in the middle of Indonesia. Is it time for another co-prosperity sphere?
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>>44908847
For once, I don't actually want to weigh in.

Asking Naka is literally the worst idea ever. I... THINK I can guess ,but don't want to get it wrong... And as others seem to have good ideas, I don't want to rock the vote.

I'll see how this turns out tomorrow. G'night.
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>>44909170
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>>44909101
Just remembered. Didnt Planefag say something about Australian ship appearing soon?

Plus Iwo showed they can invade land... Or well islands.

Wait what was Australia again?

An island continent. Huh...
>>44909170
inb4 abyssal Australia
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>>44909137
the whole bit is
> "Cattle die, kinsmen die, You yourself will also die, but the word about you will never die, if you win a good reputation.

>Cattle die, kinsmen die, You yourself will also die, I know one that never dies: the judgement of those who died"
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>>44909190
Too irregular to be a single, organized rowing beat.
But a whole mass of them, all not quite coordinated, either running fast or massing into formation, maybe
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>>44909190
Not rowing, but still a march of sorts, or a call to arms. They're planning something. War drums is probably where the hammer's gonna fall.
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>>44909085
>some untrained peasant beat the shit out of a professional navy
Well colour me impres--
>mostly armed transports
Nevermind.
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>Write-in: guess the purpose of each song, and their meaning. Sailors sang for many reasons, and entertainment was the least of them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXeLfMO9q4c
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>>44909221
The point still stands
They're calling out to others
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>>44909217
rip shitpost island
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>>44909136
If you want to try THAT, this would be my choice of jamming signal, assuming we don't just go with AC/DC and Manowar 24/7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNdjG2BX0go
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As an aside, planefag, I'm fucking loving this puzzle and how we're all coming at it

>>44909238
So the nautical equibvalent of a mass of footsteps?
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>>44909244
It's not a march. That's not the sound of ships moving in practiced harmony. That's the sound of ships banging away at flank to get get their asses in position right the fuck now.

Whatever it is we're hearing, it's not just random movement. They've got a great and terrible purpose behind this move, we just need to figure out what.
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>>44908847
Have Parker work it out. Its what the government gives him our tax dollars for.

foundagigofthese.jpg
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>>44909276
I agree with you I just wanted to post the whole quote to reiterate.
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>>44909284
I remember MetaQuest, when we rallied to solve the riddles of Fingolfin's tomb...

And failed pretty embarrassingly at the last one.
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Anyone else find it suspicious that spooky abyssal noises start up as soon as Essex shows up?
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>>44909262
He had three ships against thousands. Armed transports or not, that's impressive. Regardless of being on an armed transport, a cannon is still a cannon.
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>>44909321
Is that supposed to be Takao?
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>>44909280
It'd be like how the Burgers would use loudspeakers to broadcast the sound of "lost souls" to the Vietcong during Vietnam essentially. Psychological warfare, as the Abyssals wouldn't know whats-what.
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>>44909244
Its too irregular to be a marching or rowing beat.

It's more of a... you ready to throw down beat? The kind that you play so you can inspire the troops.
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>between Java and Sumatra
>Sunda strait
...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sunda_Strait

Fuck
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>>44909315
I'm thinking either invasion or counterattack- The Iwo Jima invasion fleet is so 'lightly' defended because we trounced the abyssals so hard.
If I were them, I'd be scrambling as hard as I could to muster a response as well
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votes

fucking

CALLED
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>>44909341
Yes.
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>>44909347
>HMAS Perth
>Five japs sunk by friendly fire
hmmmmmmmm
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>>44909347
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sunda_Strait
>HMAS Perth & USS Houston against five cruisers and 12 destroyers
>Five IJN ships sunk by friendly fire
Yeah, I think we got our next major engagement.
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>>44909262
As a side note, he got demoted four times for winning by his own superiors because they were afraid he would lead a revolution on their corrupt asses. He stayed loyal to a system that tried to have him executed for saving civilians and his own men when the Japanese tried to ambush him, gave a fleet he had meticulously built up, one that had known nothing but victory under his command, and then gave it to a drooling idiot that promptly got all but 12 ships out of a 166 ship fleet destroyed, and those only because the commander of that section said, "Fuck you," and saved those ships. And it was this ships, that Yi beat a force of 133 Japanese ships in the Myeongyang straits. He charged into the middle of their fleet solo and sank several of them, because the rest of his fleet was too afraid. 0 koreans lost, 31 Japanese ships sunk.
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>>44909280

Dude, the Abyssals feed on hate. We need to jam them with the most sappy and innocent love song to ever exist.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qiw1-NSzQSo
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So rather than ask the tired old 'who's best girl' questiion, I pose this important question to you all:

Who is worst shipgirl in the quest?
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Anyways, just a little update on our KCQ TTRPG campaign!

So, on the first leg of our long journey to escort a relief fleet from the US to Japan, we had to stop by Hawaii, except it was being blockaded by ABYSSAL SCUM.

So, naturally, part of the fleet goes off to act as a distraction fleet, while the main force hot drops directly into Pearl Harbor to SAVE THE MOTHERFUCKING DAY YEAH!

Ended with lots of dead Abyssals and two Abyssals we managed to tase and capture.

Afterwards, it was more social stuff from there, like Tashkent volunteering to be the target in a target practice drill, and proceeding to be too slavic and sanic fast to be hit. And Hoel and Victorious go clothes shopping because girls.

More to come next week!

Picture kinda related.
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>>44909361
All the way down near Sumatra? That's a long way to go to reinforce Iwo, they have to have ships stationed closer to Japan.
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>>44909406

Kaga.
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>>44909347
Mogami pls
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>>44909406
Hate.
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>>44909406
Shoukaku. Bitch shows up uninvited and all but thrusts her mouth onto our dick, for no discernable reason.
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>>44909413
Yeah. It's Australia they're running towards. Look at a map. Either that or they'll swing up towards India but in that case why not pound Singapore instead?
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>>44909406
Most certainly Tenryuu, if only because she doesn't get enough screen time, dangit.
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>>44909406
Is there a ship-girl version of Perrine?
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>>44909407
Who is playing this game with you, Merc?
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>>44909406
zui zui
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>>44909406
SoDak
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>>44909406
Houshou and/or Zuikaku
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>>44909407
>KCQ

Whoops, fucked that up. It's just straight KC, not the KCQ setting!
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>>44909406
Iowa.

GET OFF YOUR LAZY ASS AND FUCK SHIT UP ALREADY
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>>44909406
Naka
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>>44909403

Goddamn, that'd be white phosphorous for their ears
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>>44909347
That's the one where Mogami sunk five friendlies with a single spread of six torpedoes, right?
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>>44909451
>complaining about an uninvited mouth on the dick from a pretty ship girl ghost spirit thing.
Son, you're gay.
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>>44909451
Arizona. Turns into a shitty tsundere the second we grow a pair
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>>44909479
Holy *shit*. How do you fuck up THAT badly?
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>>44909459
Is that because she's not in the quest?

If so, I'd like to nominate STACKED
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>>44909451
>>44909484
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>>44909406
Shokaku or Zuikaku
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>>44909453
Time to airlift arizona to australia?
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>>44909401
Sounds like the situation in the MidEast. All the competent commanders get kicked out or executed because the ruling parties are afraid of an uprising... which is why you get shit like Desert Storm or Tikrit when somebody who actually into warfare decides to step in.
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>>44909484
>Someone being attracted to you means you have to like them back
Ha ha, no
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>>44909406
Taihou. Her farts can give a Jew PTSD.
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>>44909500
Japanese torpedo ranges were good
very good
>>44909406
Sendai
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>>44908847
Beat to quarters.
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>>44909500
By being japanese
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>>44909500
It gets better.

Mogami fired her fish to try and destroy the Houston while the latter was savaging a IJA convoy. Every *single* fish proceeded to cleanly miss the Houston, and being longlances, they just kept going... and going... and going...

And then they smashed into the very convoy Mogami was trying to swoop in and save, sinking several troopships and killing an IJA General. The IJA and IJN never got along well after that.
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>>44909525
Sendai a cute though, once she's got some sense knocked into her
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>>44909514
It seems less like she likes us and more like she's desperate for a dick inside her.
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>>44909558
They never got along in the first place. That was just icing.
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>>44909470
Busy keeping Los Angeles safe while it's completely evacuated and everybody there goes to live further inland... right?
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>>44909558
Oh my god, that's fucking perfect. To be fair, the IJA and IJN never got along in the first place; they were bitter, bitter rivals. I'll bet you ten bucks that Mogami's captain hit *exactly* what he was aiming at, too.
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>>44909558
>The IJA and IJN never got along well after that.
You say that like they got along well before it.
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>>44909406
Essex.
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>>44909565
We need to summon some more shipboys as a buffer solution
>>44909583
>Everybody from LA coming over into the AV
oh god please no please no
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>>44909583
I guess.
Even if we would be better off if LA got razed to the ground.
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>>44909508
Yeah, the people in charge of Korea pretty much did everything in their power short of declaring loyalty to Hideyoshi to prevent him from actually fighting. He was actually a nobleman who decided not to join the ranks of the court and joined a hopelessly corrupt military because he wanted to serve his people. Also, he was the Big Boss of his era, with his own large base with people developing weapons, and other things. These videos will explain:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ieaDfD_h6s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKBOoPfMvLc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p97Xa6aB2jA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTan6eDphCk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39Gsx6PaxiY
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>>44909539
FYI - every country had a different beat (RN was to Hearts of Oak). That would explain why they overlap.
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>>44909459
Don't worry. Better SoDak coming soon.
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>>44909610
>We need to summon some more shipboys as a buffer solution
Well what a coincidence, we might just have Mogami coming up.
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>>44909591
That certainly didn't improve things.
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>>44909630
That it would
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Royal Manticore Navy when?
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>>44909406
Sammy
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>>44909648
Oh most certainly.
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>>44909406
Hea-I mean Essex.
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>>44909406
PT boat collective.
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>>44909589
>>44909591
>>44909579

Oh, they didn't like each other before. But the Mogami incident made it worse.

And the IJN tried to blame the kills on a Dutch torpedo boat. You know, the ones that only have *four* tubes.
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>>44909558
I don't think they killed a general, just sank the ship he was on. He had to be fished out of the water IIRC. Also, as icing on the cake, depending on the exact timeline of this quest:
>wrecks of HMAS Perth and USS Houston were illegally salvaged by Indonesians in the years leading up to 2013
Not entirely, but they even used explosives to rip pieces off the hulls
gee fucking gee Indos
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relevant to this thread

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/battleships-pulled-off-the-biggest-ruse-of-operation-de-1754104974
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>>44909670
>Manticore
>Not Grayson
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>>44909693
>And the IJN tried to blame the kills on a Dutch torpedo boat. You know, the ones that only have *four* tubes.
HOW DISHONORABU
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>>44909698
Well, that's arguably worse. Now that General has a grudge, and can throw his political weight around to make things worse for Japan in general and the IJN in particular.
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>>44909641
Mogami is already a ship girl. She was one of the shipgirls Sammy instinctively attacked in one of the early threads.
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>>44909670
>wanting to be webershit

anonpls
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>>44909722
To be fair to Mogami, her record of "most ships sunk with a single spread of torpedoes" has stood *to this day.*
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>>44909558
>The IJA and IJN never got along well after that.

>implying the IJA and IJN ever got along well
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How to make a chunnimomboat better...put her in Takao's outifit.
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I have to sleep.

Best of luck, anons.
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>>44909470
How about you go fuck yourself with a wood chipper.
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>>44909818
Eh I actually like her normal outfit.
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>>44909732
>Mogami is already a ship girl.
>ship girl
>implying
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>>44909829
Oh, don't worry. Deme confirmed that the real party is Saturday.
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>>44909818
Tenryuu a cute and perfect housewife material
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>>44909393
Transport ships were sunk.
Though looking back, a few pasta subs were mysteriously lost in the Indian ocean...most likely because their crews accidentally poisoned themselves.
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>>44909818
She's chunniBIGSISTER boat thank you very much! And she's not chunni either. She's *cool*
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Mogami a best http://g.e-hentai.org/g/768719/b0fa0d967e/
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>>44909753
When you fuck up so hard it becomes a world record.
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>>44909881
God, that doujin's great
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>>44906351
Now I'm hoping the turrent comes to life at some point.

That'd screw with everyone.
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>>44909879
>Eyepatches
>Sword
>Not a Chuuni
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>>44909850
No bully
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>>44909879
In this quest not only is she obviously DesDiv 6's momboat but she is so very chunni.
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>>44909900
To be fair one of her searchlights got shot out.
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>>44909818
I sorta like her normal getup
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>>44909406
hamp or sammy
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>>44909406
John Cena boat.
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>>44909818

Her sister is better fucking looking though. And more fun in general. Some bitches, you gotta stay situationally aware, ya know?
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>>44909900
Just voicing the complaints of everyone's favorite inexplicably-stacked-chunniboat.
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>>44909457
It's fuck off.
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>>44909900
>implying the eyepatch is fake
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>>44909929
The obvious question is WHY IS SHE SO STACKED!!!

RJ and many others would like to know.
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>>44909457
probably just a bunch of fags
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>>44906351

re: upgrades, because missed it a few threads ago.

Pure top speed isn't any good if you can't take a turn or it takes you ages to get up to speed. Time to look into controllable-pitch propellers. SORCERY it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgSfrqAYopg
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>>44909929
What about her Summer event bikini?
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>>44909988
Well yeah, any gaming group is by default a bunch of fags
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>>44909929
You should see her in her PJs. She's so adorable.
>>44909948
Oh, good even Lt. Hate. I have some news for you. You have picked up even more admirers now. I think around 20 or so.
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>>44910011
Why would anyone want to know, then? Czechmate, Tovarisch.
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>>44909931
Why does this remind me of Kogasa?
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>>44910030
>Hate becomes the true Harem Protag and after Abyssal Crisis has to deal with child support from half the fleet.
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>>44909974
Honestly, it's probably artist preference
>>44909954
...what?
>>44910003
also acceptable
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>>44910030
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>>44909919
What does this term mean, chunni?
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>>44910030
Hey Tatsuta I think she found the hidden camera.
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>>44910123
I think it translates to something like 'middle school syndrome'.
You know how preteens think they're hot shit and wizards and secret badasses with special powers? Like that, but not growing out of it.
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this is a massive update, sorry for the wait - pretty significant stuff so I've got to get it right
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>>44910129
We got the goods anyways.
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>>44910123
Pretentious or having delusions of grandeur, in the manner of a young teenager trying to act "cool".

The full term is "chuunibyou", which literally means "eighth-grader syndrome".
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>>44910123
literally it's like 8th grader disease
basically, it's people who never grew out of that dark and edgy phase people go through in puberty/around 8th grade
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>>44910181
No problem boss.
...hoping that means we figured it out well enough.
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How many fetishes can one add to Tenryuu? This many.
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So do people think that Shigure is actually an abyssal now, no going back to what she was before, or was it just Terry being a bully?

She certainly had signs of abyssalhood but... they don't seem that extreme right now. Anyone know what's going on? I kinda never payed attention to Shigure's parts that closely, so memory is hazy.
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>>44910181
It's the final countdown to the next battle. I would be most disappointed if you rushed it.
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>>44910256
Naka's closer than Shigure is. Shigure reacted with horror when Naka proposed defection in an attempt to get her out of her suicidal funk.
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>>44910256
I think it's just Terror posturing, completely
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>>44910256
My money is on this being a distraction first and psywar second.
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>>44905493
>Thinking it ever stopped.

Fuck you traitor.
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>>44910123
literally "Middle School 2nd Year Syndrome"

it's the embarrassing shit younger teenagers get up to as they develop into imaginative individuals (incorrectly)

the cure for chuunibyou is relentless bullying
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>>44910256
It's just Terry being an ass. Shigure is at no risk of going Abyssal, only perhaps killing herself if she seems like she's about to.
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>>44910256
You know how in Nakatime she's basically 60%+ Abyssal, sinking rapidly, and is about to unleash a mind control concert on most if not all of the base's shipgirls? Yeah that. This is a magnificent diversion, but really really annoying.
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>>44910236
I have to admit, sis carries all those fetishes and she doesn't even realize it. A pity.
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>>44910324
Don't forget about the fact that she's also rusting,
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>>44910259
Welp. You said it. Now I have to link it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw

(I'd use the movie theme, but this is more memorable.)
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>>44910256

Shigure's probably as close to an Abyssal as a shipgirl can be without falling completely.

Naka's solidly Abyssal already.

Both of them are still loyal to humanity, because they didn't Abyssalize out of feeling like we betrayed them.

>>44910274

Naka wasn't being serious, though. She was baiting a reaction from Shigure, trying to show the girl that her horror at the thought of defecting meant she was still a good shipgirl at heart, and not worthy of execution.
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>>44910356
True enough, but my point about Shigure reacting with horror still stands.
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>>44910352
Success.
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>>44910377

Ah, yeah. Sorry, misread your post a bit.
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>>44910256
Maybe it's just me, but the ultimatum seemed oddly worded.

"You have one hour to decide if you are willing to negotiate for the release of the IJN Shigure"

If I was to read that sentence out of context, I would say that the speaker is proposing a prisoner swap. They give us Shigure and we give them...Naka I guess?
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>>44910177
Thanks.
>>44909085
>>44909620
>>44909620
This guy's history sounds like something out of a pre-technological age Clive Cussler novel. If he is brought back for the Abyssal side (due to his rather not-small dislike of Japan)... we may be in some degree of trouble.
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>>44910356

>didn't Abyssalize out of feeling like we betrayed them

This is something I think a lot of people haven't noticed.
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>>44910403
They give us Buchanan.
who is basically dead and filled with explosions.
Say it with me, anons:
C
H
E
A
T
S
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>>44910286
Well if that's the case, it certainly is going to bite her in the ass.

Our immediate reaction should be Abyssalhood awareness programs and identifying at risk individuals and either giving them time off or reassigning them. Also now we have a good fucking reason to sign girls who are farther along for up secret squirrel tests. Or hell, make a "Death or Glory" Half-Abyssal infiltration unit.

And in general not be under the assumption that Abyssals are not actively trying to convert our ships. So we need to run an initiative to counter their propaganda. "Why We Fight" videos or sort out post-war plans so any attempt by Abyssals to say "lol ur a slave, join us" will be immediately rebuked.

We don't know in character about the Voice Below, but we should fucking find about it or similar Abyssal mythos infodumps.
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>>44910403

It meant "We're giving you an hour to call us and offer her, then we're going to attack."

They think Shiggy's one of them, and we're holding her captive, remember?
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>>44905877
>“It has come to my attention that you have one of my ships prisoner. You have one hour to decide if you are willing to negotiate for the release of the IJN Shigure.”
HEY GUYS WHAT ARE THE ABYSSALS GOING TO DO IN ONE HOUR?

So does this mean we're going to be split between dealing with the situation down south and defending Shigure and the base?
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>>44906896
>SHE'S BEST GIRL!
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>>44910437
>they send Buchanan to the base anyway, only this time they don't tell us she is coming

Fuck, terrorist attack imminent.
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>>44910458
that probably IS what is going to happen in an hour
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>>44910184
kaaaaammmeeeeeee
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>>44910457
I understand what they're trying to say, but it still seems oddly phrased.
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>>44910442
I was thinking we should just crate the Abyssal ones up and ship em off to... Montana or something. What the hell kinda damage could they do there?
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>>44910379
On another note, how the fuck has nobody made a music video of that song using clips from the movie, anyway?
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>>44910419
Admiral Nelson is a pussy compared to him. At least Nelson had naval training and the might of one of the greatest sea powers the world has ever known. Yi had to build his navy mostly from scratch, the Korean military was in tatters, and his leaders were doing pretty much everything they could to stop him. If he's the one commanding Abyssal forces here...
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>>44910513
did Naka always want to see Montana?
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So i know its NOT important right now but at the end of last thread ppl were saying that Yamato caring for Shigure was a big deal. I was under the impression that Yamato was still Secret Squirrel so the Nationalists don't lose their fucking shit all over the place. Clarifications please?
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>>44910513
>What is Malmstrom Air Force base?
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>>44910545

Fuck. You.
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>>44910347
So... refloat/salvage Naka-boat when?

(captcha is boats)
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>>44910545
The drier clime probably would do better to stop her from rusting to death too.
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>>44910572
And shot. Because I now have the alcohol to do that.

Captcha is boats, and another shot
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>>44910553
>Secret Squirrel
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>>44910553
She is, but we know that at least some of the shipgirls know about her- Shoukaku's the one who told US about her, after all
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>>44909406
Hamp
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Get Shigure to a safehouse. Now.

Put base on lockdown and the highest alert. Now.

PREPARE TO REPEL BORDERS

>>44910513
Well, if what Planefag has said about girls like Kongo chomping at the bit to get back in the fight, and Shigure requesting to be given a job, any job; I think we should at this time remember that these girls are not just girls, but ships. Giant tools used to transport men, armor, and guns. Tools wish to be used. These girls want to be useful, above all else.

Abyssals obviously don't, but I think that shipping abyssal-y girls to Montana would just send the signal that they're "useless" and would do more damage than good.

What we should do is give them purpose and show them that humanity is a part of them and that they are not something that we as humans want separate or to be replaced.

Basically, counter all of the arguments Abyssals use with actions. And that might mean pulling them off the front lines and assigning them to missions that revolve around stealth and infiltration.
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>>44910553
Settle, Goto are working towards putting her on the front lines right after they get one over on the nationalists.

That and she isn't 100% secret (Kongou ceratinly knows about her for a long time)
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>>44910599
Yeah, the old Hanna Barbera cartoon.
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>>44910256
She had glowy blue eyes of doom when she attempted to An Hero in the jail.

Apparently using Abyssal powers = Ownership

Which is why they're most likely so annoyed with Naka.

Course if this is true that all ship girls can tap Abyssal powers then it proves that ship girls and Abyssals are the same thing.

And appearances could be deceiving
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>>44910513
>Sending nigh-Abyssals inland
>the only safe place left on planet Earth
>shipping them off, 'they're no longer our problem'
>not treating them as individuals/sentient beings

this can't go wrong, right, everybody
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Naka, you think.

This is Naka's expertise. She'd be able to read the character of these songs, and read the hearts of the singers - since she's one herself. She's the obvious one to consult. Your thumb's already moving towards the contact list...

... but.

But for the strange sense of detachment that stole over you. But for the way the chant oriented around your own heartbeat - or your heartbeat synched to it, becoming the core drumbeat that powered the enthralling, steady chant. You remember her tears as they glittered in the lamplight, Naka unburdening her darkest secrets to you in your dusty, box-cluttered office. One foot in the abyss, she'd said...

... you wonder, then, for the first time, what Naka dreams of. Does she remember the death and devotion, as you do? The carnage, and the courage? In your dreams there's always muzzle-flash and flames, burning oil on the ink-black water, the forward gun of the coastie cutter still barking as she closes for the final attack, sealing her foe's fate beneath her own burning hull. The black hull of the ironclad gliding through dark waters, its rigging aflame from the titanic blasts of the Harpoons. No matter how dark the sky, no matter how opaque the sullen hungry sea - there is always flame, kindled by the wrath and might of Man.

You don't know how much light there is in Naka's dreams - or what kind.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjRL1_9kCyw

I'm just throwing this song out because I feel it explains Settle.
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>>44910637
>Apparently using Abyssal powers = Ownership

Maybe somehow related to Abyssal powers coming from this "Voice Below"?

>you use our goddess's power, you serve our goddess
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>>44910604
She's probably just as hard to hide as the actual Yamato.

She's what, 6 feet tall? For a woman in general, but especially an Asian woman, that's ridiculous. And she just HAPPENS to be the secretary to the admiral in charge of, wait for it, a bunch of unusual (read as: not actually) women sailors?

Yeah, it may not be known to the public, but there is no way that something like that is going to be kept secret from shipgirls, even assuming that they don't have sparkly bullshit detectors built in.
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You flick your thumb over the smartphone's screen and skip down to another number. The phone rings a few times before the familiar growly voice answers.

“Skipper.”

“Hate. Get to Conference Room 3, the one with brass hats swarming around it and angry Marines glaring at everyone.”

“Sure, what time?”

“Five minutes ago.”

“On my way.”

You sprint across the room, roughly shoving a paper-toting ensign out of the way to gain access to one of the nice seats. The room is wide and well-equipped, a huge polished oak table with separate docks for tablet computers and fold down screens for real-time videoconferencing - much, much nicer than the small room with fold-out tables that was retrofitted with too many LCD displays for your “CIC”. You nearly rip the tablet computer out of its socket and hastily bring up Google Earth.

“Here,” you say, tapping the screen as Parker and Hamp lean over your shoulder. “Just where in the Indian ocean are you picking these things up?”

He leans in and taps a point near the 90th west meridian and the Tropic of Capricorn.

“And you can't get a real good range fix on it better than that, right?”

“Nope.”

“But no significant windage deviations?”

“No.”
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>>44910637
We have know this for a while you know. The only difference between Abyssals and Kanmusu are whether or not they hate humanity so much they let themselves get corrupted by the Ausitic, wanna-be EVOL OVERLORD!!! thing making this all happen.
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>>44910657
HYPE
Y
P
E
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FUCK YEAH KANT-O-CELLE QUEST

For your musical considerations, Planefag:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXt5l21jh94

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e4Os9TesC4

Dunno if Naval Ops Commander is Bad and Wrong for some reason, but Druna Skass seems like just the thing for planning phases.
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>>44910657
>THAT'S ALL FOR TONIGHT
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“Then they're either coming straight towards the sensor, or away from it. And there's not a goddamn thing to the south but those tiny-ass artic islands, and they've got enough artillery to deal.”

“What if they don't?”

“Then too fucking bad,” you snap, “point is, they're too far south to be a useful base for the abyssals if they're planning operations against major shipping lanes and population centers.”

Hate arrives about ten minutes later, at which time you're already in a teleconference with the ASEN liaison in Tokyo. You're holding up your tablet computer so the webcam can see it.

“Christ, how many of those?”

“Twenty-four batteries at least - ten at each mouth and the rest a bit further back, to protect them from air attack or counterbattery fire.”

“What shells?”

“Semi-hardened, armor-piercing. New production, of course.”

Hate strides up to you. “Skipper? The hell's going on?”

You turn the tablet to him, now well-marked with annotations you put down with the stylus. “The Strait of Malacca is locked down tighter than a nun's hoohaa, is what.” You thank the ASEAN man for his time and disconnect the call without another word. “Parker - the sound.”

Parker holds out the earbuds to Hate, who takes them gingerly in his hands and slides a slow, unamused look from them to you.

“Your band is very nice, skipper.”

“Put the fucking things in and LISTEN!” you snap.

Hate blinks - which qualifies as a sincere emotive reaction for him, at least this side of violence - and puts the earbuds in. Parker plays the first song for him - the dirge.

Hate pulls the earbuds out after a good thirty seconds, his face drawn. “I know that one.”

“What is it?”
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“It sounds like...” he shakes his head. “A death dirge. I couldn't quite make out the words, but... they were...” he shakes his head, rubbing his ears like he could scrub the eerie tones from his memory. “Christ.”

“Now why would sailors sing something like that?”

Hate blinks. “... a rowing chant,” he says quietly.

“Rowing?”

“Within twenty miles or so of shore,” he says quietly, “you furled your sails to avoid being spotted and rowed the rest of the way in. It wasn't a race - you had to get there with enough strength to fight. So you had to go slow. If rowers don't keep well in time, some oars are dragging while others are pulling and everyone gets tired. So they'd sing a song they all knew, one with the right slow beat... and if they were rowing for war-”

The adrenaline is back, lifting your heart and sizzling through your veins. You expand the map and tap the screen hard. “And here - this array - the other song-”

Hate's already listening, his face puzzled, but clueless. “War drums?”

“Don't they sound like a record slowed?”

“Yeah. I'd say marching drums, because the cadence never changes-”

“No, they're the right speed for a slow march. I think they've been slowed down a lot.”

“What is it, then?” Hamp wonders.

“Beat to stations.” You tap the screen again, hard enough to make the tablet bounce. “We've got landing ships singing a rowing chant pulling hard for the general direction of Indonesia. Malacca is too well defended to attempt passage. So there's only one place they can pass, and here - right HERE - someone's issuing the call to arms.”

Hate and Parker and Hamp all stare at the map - then up at you.

“How long do we have?” Hate asks.

“No telling,” Parker says apologetically. “The range-gating-”

“We don't need it,” you reply. “The drums in the deep - when they reach the normal tempo, the battle will be joined, I think.”
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>>44910723
Muh fuggin dick

>I know that one
Hate please no.
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>>44910690
Although it seems from the Erry and Terry writeups that the level of faith and zealotry in the Voice Below varies from individual to individual. All believe, but it's sort of like how some people believe in God but don't go to church, others go to church just out of obligation, and still others get really into their local church's community.
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>>44910637
>Which is why they're most likely so annoyed with Naka.
JUST
FUCKING
PICK A SIDE
YOU
YOU
DOUBLE IDOL
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Parker's eyes drift towards the ceiling, thinking. “They were slower than that by half yesterday... logarithmic...?” The man seems to be doing math in his head. He comes back to earth a few moments later, his haggard eyes hard and grim.

“We might have twenty-four hours, I think. If we're lucky. Roughly.”

Twenty-four hours. Twenty four hours to scrape up a scratch force, to alert ASEN to mobilize their assets, and to fly whatever you can muster to the closest staging areas.

Two cruisers are about to make their last stand once more in a narrow pass - a desperate bid to turn back an army. Fighting desperately for time, they eventually ran out of space, and fought to the last bitter scrap of force.

But this time, it's going to be different.

This time, help is on the way.

[ ] Suggest your force - two divisions or so.
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>>44910536
People talk a lot about Admiral William Halsey, too - about how 'he's one of the best ever naval commanders'.
(Taffy-3 would disagree with that.)

Yi makes Halsey look like a chump in comparison.

And it makes a small bit of sense that Yi might possibly fight on the side of the Abyssals, at least against Japan. And possibly North Korea as well, given how they have fucking nukes and the world's largest concentration of artillery emplacements pointed at his birthplace.
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>>44907127
>...But no, I think I'd rather cut out my tongue than try mind control. In fact, I know I would. I thought about it.
Can I have it?
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>>44910772
Which ships are good to go at this time man?
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>>44910723
>>44910743
Well done, lads
>>44910772
>[ ] Suggest your force - two divisions or so.
Who's still available to sortie?
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>>44910772
FUCK I'M LATE AGAIN

IT'S TIME (FOUR HOURS AGO)
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>>44910772
Sounds like a good place for the pocket Yamato, can we camouflage her until she's needed?
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>>44910772
Can we go wild, or do we have a limited ORBAT?
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PF, could we get a list of what forces we have to deploy?
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>>44910772
What conventional air assets are available in range of the strait?
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>>44910772
This is a fucking TRAP. Like this has written send us all of your shit so we can use a superweapon on it and kill it. I say nuke the attacking fleet.
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>>44910772
Whadda we got b0ss?
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>>44910772
Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck FUCK!

OK, what do we have in minelayers? Can we head them off at a strait in time to drop those off and slow them down to buy more time and or cripple them?

Otherwise we need a battle line and air power, something to screen our carriers and keep them fighting...

Fuck. Fuuuuuck.

>>44910794
Halsey's problem was he was very aggressive, and he wanted to kill.
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>>44907522
>Obliterater virus
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>>44910762
>Naka: "What if I'm the Abyssal? Or Shigure? Or you? We could be at this all day."

I'm still waiting for a shipgirl who we think is loyal to turn out to have been a double agent all along.

Arizona
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>>44910772
>[ ] Suggest your force - two divisions or so.
>>American CARDIV 2
>>DESRON 21

that could probably take whatever they throw.

reference: http://pacific.valka.cz/forces/index_frame.htm
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>>44910772
>[ ] Suggest your force - two divisions or so.
Anyone else available? How about Arizona and Nagato? They could both use some action.
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>>44910851
This, if possible
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>>44910794
To be fair to the others, Yi had a vastly superior navy. The majority of the Japanese ships were tiny things with a single gun each (against Yi's IRONCLADS, yes Korea had ironclad sailing ships), and their leaders really really incompetent.
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>>44910772
>[ ] Suggest your force - two divisions or so.
Carrier force with a cruiser and destroyer escort. Possibly a pair of fast battleships as well if we can scrounge them up. We know where they'll probably be so we might be able to pound them from the air WW II style.
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>>44910772
i don't know what a division means in boat terms
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>>44910772
Other than Yamato, if possible...

Probably the Kongo sisters, whatever carriers we have available, cruisers and destroyers I'm drawing a blank on, but definitely not Mogami, considering Sunda Strait.
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Hey, you think we could send Essex out there? She's already afield in Iwo, so...
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>>44910772
Be forewarned, I am a retard.
That being said, I'm thinking Hamp for one. Though that could go very wrong or very right.
Battlewagons might be useful, as would carriers, maybe Essex as well?
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Send Hate. Just Hate.
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>>44910815
>>44910818

Anyone who's not too badly damaged - so Fuckbuki and Hayashimo are out, though Nui is probably ready to rock, and Sammy and Wee Willie Fuckup. The Hard Taco class got ripped up something fierce. Hamp might be ready to go with emergency repairs.

Your battleships are pretty much untouched, but most of the ones available are either aviation BBs (Ise and Hyuuga,) or thinly armored (Kongo DESS) and you're heading into a dusk/night shootout in the Sunda Strait, so it's going to be a knife-fight in a bar after the lights are shot out.

Of course, you still have Arizona.

And Yamato.
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>>44910888
Turtle ships were fucking Hax bro.
Ironclads in the 1500s man, that guy was amazing.
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>>44910772
Sounds like a job for the Aviation Battleships.
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>>44910868
This... could be a good point. Could this be a trap?
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>>44910772

>>44910818
>>44910870

Gotta second those two; what do we have available and in what shape is it / are they?
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>>44910772
Ok, It's going to be a close-in fight.

First Division should be Battleships. Arizona and Yamato, for sure.

If the Japs have Nagato and Mutsu available, rope them in too, since they're the most heavily armoured and armed brawlers the Japs have got.


Second Division should be as many DDs as we can get our hands on. As fast and manoeuvrable as possible. Either Desdiv 6 or Naka's ad-hoc division.
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>>44910772
Until we get some more details, I'm thinking heavy battleships (Arizona, Nagato, Mutsu if available, Yamato), and the whole fucking gaggle of PT boats.
PT boats fuck face in straits, ask Shigure.
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>>44910772
Time to unleash The Yamato and Ari now.
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>>44910868
>superweapon and kill it

Oh, the Abyssals can probably do much better than that. I mean, Naka having mind control powers was completely unexpected, for everyone.

So who is to say that other Abyssals in other parts of the world, who have assembled for this attack, don't also have special powers? Maybe it's rare, but 1 in 100 still means we have one abyssal with fucking hacks on the battlefield. Probably not mind control powers, but who the fuck knows?
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>>44910772
If it's less than 24 hours we might be looking at a night action.

A batdiv composed of the best armored battleships we have -- maybe Arizona, Yamato, and whoever else.

A desron of desdiv 6 led by Sendai.
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>>44907127
>...But no, I think I'd rather cut out my tongue than try mind control. In fact, I know I would. I thought about it.\
Don't do it Naka. You'd just end up growing an even bigger tongue so you can sing even louder.
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>>44910921
Wait, I thought there wasn't any evidence of turtle ships being ironclad?
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>>44910849
>Can we go wild, or do we have a limited ORBAT?

I honestly admit I have no idea what this acronym means. Please educate me.

>>44910857

Air support will mostly be courtesy of ASEAN forces in the region, as well as a frigate or two and multiple light surface attack craft. You'll have to bring the heavy surface power.

The Chinese might have some surface or subsurface assets in the area, but they're not keen on sharing exactly what or where.
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>>44910918
Yamato, Any destroyers you can spare, whatever air support you can spare too. How are the Tone's?
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>>44910918
>Night Fight at Knife Fight ranges

HAHA TIME FOR SENDAI
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>>44910957
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_battle
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>>44910743
>>beat to stations

I hoped I was right on that one.
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>>44910957
ORder of BATtle, I presume.
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>>44910918
Bring the the Mogamis too and pray that the Abyssal landing force has the IJA transports in their midst :^)
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>>44910918
Yamato and Arizona definitely need to get a sortie. Hell, the rage and angst that an Memorial/Hotel team match would bring would just about make it worth it all on its own.
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>>44910879
If anyone is a Abyssal spy, it'd be Willie D.

Or all of the Corgis.
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>>44910939
>>44910933
>>44910885

+1 for BBs and Destroyers/PT Boats.

If we can, bring a CVL like RJ to lead the strike and then motor the fuck out of the battle zone once night hits - once the battle's done in the morning she can launch planes again to hunt down stragglers.
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>>44910772
>[ ] Suggest your force - two divisions or so.

Speed is gonna be key. We have to get our girls down there right fucking now. Ari might be a brawler with no equal, but she's *sloooow*. A Kongou or two would be Better.

I'm thinking Kongou and maybe Kirishima (Kirishima because she's the IJN's top gun, at least during WWII.) With Hamp for his RadarMasterRace skills, and Hornet as our air cover. We could bring Sho or Kaga, but this is the kind of mission that'll call for wild seat-of-the-pants improv. And nobody does that better than Americans.

Add in a smattering of destroyers (I'm not sure which ones we have and their status. If poi's reached Nightmare of the Solomons, bring her. Maybe some Akatsukis too?)

A Tone would be nice for scouting, but if we've got Hornet, we should be fine. The extra gunfire might be nice though.
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>>44910963
>>44910940
>>44910939
>>44910933
>>44910918
>>44910885
>>44910873
>All of these people saying send Yamato and Arizona into a trap and or get them Mind Controled by the Abyssals in the first ten minutes.
We really should Nuke the Abyssals first. Then Clean up when half of them are flaming Wrecks. This shit is a trap.
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>>44910903

Think 4 destroyers, or 2 heavy cruisers or battleships, on average.
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>>44910951
>mouth goes abyssal, with fangs and a black tongue that looks like its rotting
>pretty voice though

Ehhh, maybe worth it?

Honestly I think the only part of the body that should be allowed to go abyssal are the thighs and hips because Goddamn does the Voice Below have good taste.
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I know what to do! We send the luckiest destroyer ever with the unluckiest destroyer ever to face the Abyssal force heading for us....Yukikaze and Willie D.
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>>44911004
If Arizona can make it there, of course.

Slow, slow BB she is.
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>>44911027
Dat torso. Wo?
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>>44911024
Rear admirals aren't allowed to use nukes you fuckwit.
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>>44910918
>dusk/night shootout
Oh, that changes things.
Carriers are out, radar is in.
>>44910957
Order of battle, I think
>>44910772
Alright I'm thinking Arizona, Nagato, Yamato, along with our best-equipped and or most-esperienced night fighters: Hamp, Willie, Sendai, Yuudachi, etc.
And the PT boats.

We also need to be shitting sonar buoys over the invasion track like fucking CANDY to get a better picture.
If we can mine their approach, that's all the better.
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>>44910918
>Of course, you still have Arizona.
>And Yamato.

This feels like a trap.
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>>44910918
Sendai's Destroyer Squad--No. *Naka's* Destroyer Squadron, plus Yamato and Arizona sortieing together for the propaganda value. Tack a Light Carrier or two on if we have them, just so we don't leave them bare-ass naked in the air.
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>>44911039
Who else?
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>>44910952
Iron or not, having an armored ship back in those days is like bringing a death star to a gun fight.
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>>44911039
Wo's body is build for caressing gently
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>>44911019
>Speed is gonna be key. We have to get our girls down there right fucking now.

You'll be flying the girls in very close to the Strait, so that's not a concern strategically - just tactically.

The advantages of a small force is that they can be shifted to new bases by air.
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>>44910772
We have the German boats that came over too. Whatever their names were.
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>>44911032
>>44911019
Guys, we're going to shove them on a plane to the nearest airfield and they can sail from there, Like the Phillipines battle.

No ship is fast enough to make it from Tokyo to Sunda in 24 hours.
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>>44911019
>>44911032
Guys, we're flying them down as girls to a nearby port and then having them sail from there.
This is a battle in a straight- mobility is limited and speed is less armor.
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>>44911046
>Calls high COmmand and tell them we have actionable evidence of a massive attack incoming.
>They wont fire nukes at that big of a target.
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>>44910933
>Nagamon & Mutsu
No way. If we've got 'em, hold 'em in reserve. If Long War taught me one thing it's that overcommitting your heavy-hitters can and will get you fucked.
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A thought occurs.

The reason the Abyssals haven't turned any US submarines is that none of them are considered lost.

The ones that never came home are simply on eternal patrol.

Even in death, they and their crews still serve.
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>>44910688
>You sprint across the room, roughly shoving a paper-toting ensign out of the way
Is it me, or is Admiral Settle a little curt with his junior officers? I mean, this is probably the same poor bastard that Settle car-jacked (twice!) earlier.
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>>44910772
>narrow pass
do we have a mine layer?
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>>44910888
>>44910921
What would turtle-boats be like under the leveling effect? Would their top armor bounce/laugh off missiles like they bounced/laughed off arrows?

(captcha is motherfucking turtles)
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>>44911019

Hamp still needs repair. Add Willie for radar backup. Actually, anyone else got radar?
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>>44910957

Can we assume that whoever we pick will reach their in time? For example, would Arizona make the area of operation in time?
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>>44911070
Oh. Nevermind then.
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>>44911019
>Speed is gonna be key. We have to get our girls down there right fucking now. Ari might be a brawler with no equal, but she's *sloooow*. A Kongou or two would be Better.

Strategic speed, not tactical. And we're fighting a defence, so the Abyssals will be coming to us. It's probably better to have armored ships instead of fast ones.
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>>44911059
Japanese tactics: Get ships close enough to stab enemies to death (sail me closer, I want to hit them with my sword)

Korean tactics: Sink the ships and prevent them from boarding.
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>>44911084

Who?
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>>44910918
BatDiv 1: Yams, Ari, (insert other Jap heavy hitter here, preferably Nagato or something)
CruDiv 1: Whatever IJN cruisers aren't banged to shit, plus Hamp (and pray to god his radar works...ish)
Escorts: night-fighter DDs led by a CL (So, mostly Japanese, unless Sammy or Willy D wants a go)

Also, any way we could put a submarine screen out in advance, or no time?
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>>44911059
IIRC, turtle ships were covered in order to prevent Japanese marines from boarding them too easily, but I don't think I've ever heard of them being armored--as far as I know, the turtle ships were bigger, heavier, carried more armament, were harder to board, and their hulls meant they could go into shallow water, but I don't think they were armored (with or without iron) per se.
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>>44911019
Gotta remember Jump, Hornet is out of commission atm.
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>>44911070
Is Hate's pet project good to go yet? I remember something about airdrops being involved.
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If we send Ari we might as well toss in Ise and Hyuuga. They can keep pace with Ari and bring some extra air cover without us having to babysit a full carrier. They can form a second line behind Ari and Yamato.
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>>44911094
The top armor was spiked to repel boarders, probably wouldnt do all that much against direct hits.
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>>44905571
Is it that good? Is it the second coming of Homeworld 1 or Cata?
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>>44911019
Seconding swapping the BBs for the Overgrown Battlecruisers. PT boats would also be perfectly suited to this if we can fly them out there. Actually, can we fly shipgirls places in cargo planes and have them manifest their shippy-bits (and associated mass) on-site? Because if so that's *crazy* strategic-scale redeployment.
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>>44911106
>smug anime girl.jpg
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>>44911091
>maybe

Everyone thinks Settle is a great guy...

... except for him. Except for that one ensign. He KNOWS.
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RSN guy here. SEA had plenty of surface combatants and cheap missile boats. What would be nice is soem air cover.
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>>44911087
>implying that the nuclear taboo still isn't a thing in this reality
>implying that other nuke states would take the precedent of using tactical nukes willy-nilly badly
>implying nuking the waters in an international trade lane and fishing area is a good idea.
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>>44911110
What IJN heavy cruisers do we even have? IIRC we've got at least one Tone, and *maybe* Atago? (Plus Maya from my writeup, but that's not canon in any way shape or form.)

Anyone I'm missing?
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>>44910918
We need people who have transited it at night. Ships that were actually there:

http://www.ww2navalbattles.com/sunda-strait.html

I'd say anyone we have on that list back stopped by big guns and carriers. Long Lances in tight quarters by people who know the territory would allow us a knockout blow in the first round - with backup to handle the inevitable snags.
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>>44911011
>the double agent is Shoukaku
>And Arizona. But neither realize the other is also an abyssal spy and the entire time there has been a massive left hand vs right hand, waifu spy vs waifu spy battle going on behind the scenes over who will honey pot Settle
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>>44911091
Builds character
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>>44911131
>He KNOWS
that Settle is a great guy?
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>>44911089
>Long War
Long Dong is not a good yardstick for anything. It's designed exclusively so that the devs can masturbate over killing everyone's hopes and dreams.

It's not representative of reality.
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>>44911070
Then let's bring our heaviest fucking guns we can. We need tough fucking boats with big guns

Kongou's have historically not done well in night engagements after all, and we need torps and speed.

DesDivSix, Arizona/Nagato, Yamato.

If possible, aircover.
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>>44910903
A division is the smallest tactical unit of warships - Large boats operate in pairs, small boats operate in half-dozens.
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>>44911135
Ok then so if im right and this is a baited trap that we dont soften up first/try to spring that international trade line turns into a killing field REALLY fucking fast.
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>>44910918
Yep. Sounds likean excellent time to acquaint the Abyssals with just exactly what they are up against. Send Yamato and Arizona. Do we have Fuso and Yamashiro? They each have 12 * 14-inch guns. They can make the kind of argument you don't say "no" to.
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>>44911025
>Think 4 destroyers, or 2 heavy cruisers or battleships, on average.
Alright.
>>44910918
Div1: Arizona and another BB, preferably someone heavily armored like Yamato, or Nagato, but a Kongou is fine too.
Div2: Hamp, Sendai, Willy, Sammy. Between them they've got radar and night fight training, and have trained together even if just once.
Bonus: Can we move up the timetable for Hate's gift to within 24 hours? Because airdropped PT boats would be fucking PERFECT as an outflanking trump card for this.

Thoughts, everybody else?
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>>44911032
C-5 flight into theatre, steam from one of the islands.
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>>44911090
Silent Service stands.
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>>44910754
>>I know that one
>Hate please no.

Please no what. I've sung my death song once before. I was fucking wrong, too.

They're just singing theirs, cos they know what's going to happen.
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>>44910918
Yamato, Kongou, Willie D, Sammy, Shimikaze, Sendai, and Jintsuu.

Have Naka coordinate Sendai, Jintsuu, Sammy, and Willie.

It;s a close-in knife fight, right? That's what Naka's class was meant for. Get in and torpedo shit.

Willie D and Sammy are absolutely essential though. We need the anti-air to protect Yamato and Kongou.
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do we have any airfields for ise and hyuuga ships?
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>>44911157
>DesDivSix,
Naka-chan has a perfectly good DesRon and needs to see some action. Send her!
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We're about to hit page 10 so I'll put up a new thread for the (multiple) writeups, ta ta~
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>>44911123
I'd rate it a solid Homeworld 2 with better storyline, thus far.

Keep in mind, I stopped playing to follow the thread. It might be just as bad as HW2, but I got a good feeling about it.

They can't really have the story turn out different than it should.

>>44911131
I always knew Settle was an asshole.
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>>44905877
Ahhh for just one time, I would take the Northwest passage, to find the hand of Franklin reaching for the Beaufort sea.
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>>44911129
>sending the Kongos in to brawl in a confined strait at night
>again
I'm pretty sure Kirishima and Hiei would be pretty triggered if you told them this...
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>>44911024
We don't want to inadvertently escalate the scenario. Remember how the British carry damn near their entire nuclear stockpile on fucking submarines?

inb4 wendigo-boats hijack the SSBNs and make Britain/France/Germany/the Eastern Seaboard of the United States of America glow in the dark
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Maybe we should bring Naka along. It'll give her a chance to defiantly state that she's on the side of the angels.
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>>44911195
>Sending Naka Out

Pls no
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>>44911157

Just about to post this. So i agree.

Fast hard hitting scouts teamed with the big bruisers.
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>>44911189
Subs? Put out a skirmish line.
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We should redeploy Essex towards the area pronto, then bring out Hotel and Big Seven, if we can get our hands on her. Probably deploy any CVs that are combat ready/worthy, though I'm not sure who all is at this point.

As for escort, send in Sammy with all the corgis, Willie, DesDiv 6 with Tenryuu and Tatsuta, Hamp, and maybe a couple Kongos.

Should be enough to handle the situation.

I'd also deploy Ari, Hornet, and some escorts outside the base, just in case this is a feint.
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BatDiv of Yamato, Arizona,
Desdiv 6+ Sendai, Willie

PT BOATS LETS DO THIS
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Hmm we're heading into a dire night battle in which we need all the luck...time to pray for Sendai's favorite carrier to save the day?
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>>44911029
...That's brilliant. Yukikaze was far more of a luck vampire than Shigure ever was, but Willie D. doesn't have any luck to drain. Thus, there is only one source of luck for her to feed on.

The enemy.
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>>44911208
You trying to convince me that subs armed with nukes don't have countermeasures against capture?
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>>44911208
Im still wondering why the fuck they havent done that yet, if they want to kill humanity that would be a GREAT start.
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>>44910772
>[ ] Suggest your force - two divisions or so.
OK, with a better idea of who's available and that we won't be deploying by sea, for a night knife fight?

Ari and Yamato, Sendai, Kitakami, Willie (radar master race!) and Sammy, plus as many PT corgis as we can spare (because PTs *fucked shit up!* in that area at night).

Make sure Willie and Sammy know that they're *not* to go rushing into the slugging match if they can afford it, but are instead there to provide radar information to the others.
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>>44911237
>Corgis

YES YES YES YES YES

THIS IS WHERE THEY WILL EXCEL!
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>>44910772
>>44911173
>Div1: Arizona and Nagato.
>Div2: Hamp, Sendai, Willy, Sammy. Between them they've got radar and night fight training, and have trained together even if just once.
>Bonus: Can we move up the timetable for Hate's gift to within 24 hours? Because airdropped PT boats would be fucking PERFECT as an outflanking trump card for this.
I'm gonna say this sounds good to me.
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>>44910918
>>44910772
Yamato, Arizona As Div1.

If Escorts aren't counted as a Div, Div2 should be either Nagamon + Mutsu *or* a Second or even third DesDiv - a full DesRon with multiple CL leaders would be amazing.

If Escorts are counted, Either DesDiv 6 or Naka/Sendai's DDs - Willy, Sammy, Shimakaze, and Shiranui. Plus a CL leader - preferably Sendai.
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>>44911237
>I'd also deploy Ari, Hornet, and some escorts outside the base, just in case this is a feint.
Yeah, any girls we don't send are probably already getting active along with the conventional base forces
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