Hey everybody! So uh, funny story. I accidentally fucked up the tagging on the first thread on suptg so the main tag reads "Infinte Space Quest" rather than "Infinite Space Quest". If anybody knows how to get that changed back I'd really appreciate it!Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive (Thread 1): http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Infinte+Stars+Quest%2C+Space%2C+Sci+Fi%2C+Collective+GameOther Quests: http://pastebin.com/g5TtAaeeYou are Captain SAMANTHA WELLINGS, a newly minted captain of the Centauri Accord!Currently, you were being led by your recruiter, Colonel Froylatia, to your future ship. It wasn't a short trip, either. Froylatia leads you to one of the many space elevators scattered around the city, which promptly engages as it shoots up into the sky to the distant space station it was connected to."So, I presume you're bringing your old crew over?" Froylatia asks as she casually smokes that pipe of hers. She stares out of the observation windows of the elevator cab, watching the grand white and grey megacity underneath expand as your field of view increases."The core crew, at least. I'm not sure about the regular enlisted crew, though." You admit. "I mean, I'd like to retain as much as them as possible, but chances are they'll just scatter to the wind for other opportunities.""Understandable. Enlisted crew are replaceable, experienced bridge crew are not." Froylatia says somewhat coldly. "I also assume not all of them wanted the Accord as their first choice.""Not necessarily, but they'll listen to me." You assure her."Are you sure? Perhaps you should keep a close eye on them." The officer cautions.>I absolutely trust my crew.>Perhaps you have a point.>Other
>>44973296>I absolutely trust my crew.Woo, new quest smell!
>>44973296>>I absolutely trust my crew.
>>44973296>I absolutely trust my crew.>implying that we don't trust central
>>44973296>>I absolutely trust my crew.Wonder how often we have to do "Captain's Logs"...
Thread theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdphvuyaV_I>>44973395We're not going to hook up with THAT many people to warrant journal entries, anon.
>>44973296>I absolutely trust my crew.
>>44973296>I absolutely trust my crew.Paragon as fuck.
you forgot to tweet the thread
>>44973296"I absolutely trust my crew." You say simply. "And I don't take kindly to other people who try to suggest otherwise.""My apologies." Frolaytia nods slightly with grin. "I was just being cautious."The elevator ride continues up in silence. The blue sky eventually gives way to the black void of space, the curvature of the Earth becoming clear as the elevator begins to reach its maximum height. You look upwards to see one of the many space stations that orbit around Earth. You recognize it as one of the Centauri Accord docks."You mean you brought it all the way over here?" You frown. "Well, we needed to perform some final refit work, and it was quicker to fly it Earth and perform those refits here." Frolaytia explains. "And look, you can see it right there."Sure enough, partially blocked from view by the station around it, you could see the lines and edges of the Centauri Accord's Normady-class destroyer. One of their latest and most advanced designs to date. "Impressive, no? It incorporates the latest technology the Accord has to offer." Frolaytia puffs with pride.>Yes, definitely impressive.>Looks a bit... fragile, actually.>Other
>>44974053>>Looks a bit... fragile, actually.A bit understandable since our previous ship had a much different aesthetic.
>>44974053>>Yes, definitely impressive.HA HA, TIME FOR SPESSAlso I'm quite happy that we get our very own Normandy--hopefully we can stock her full of just as lively a crew as her inspiration.
>>44974053>Looks a bit... fragile, actually.>How are the weapons systems?
>>44974053>>Looks a bit... fragile, actually.While the Normandy is totally awesome, I always thought the thing does looked kind of thin and somewhat fragile, or is that just me?
>>44974053>Looks a bit... fragile, actually.
>>44974294Probably reduces mass, increasing speed and agility along with fuel efficiency.Also, shields.>>44974053>Looks a bit... fragile, actually.
Wonder what sort of rival spaceship captains we'll meet? What ships are there to loot from them?I bet there'll be a few nice ones, some crazy ones, and some that just wanna get into the pants of our sexy uniforms.
>>44974053>Looks a bit... fragile, actually.Get her to explain why it's not as fragile as it looks.
>>44974053>Yes, definitely impressive.
>>44974053>>Looks a bit... fragile, actually.
>>44974053>>Looks a bit... fragile, actually.Finally I get to participate in a thread. No more reading from archives.
>>44974053"It looks a bit... fragile, really." You frown. The Normandy destroyer certainly had that very sleek and thin look to it, but it looked nothing like the Selene. The Selene had all of its major components kept close and centered around a central "core", and the rest of the hull as built around it, giving it a more cylindrical look. But this ship, not only did it have a very thin main hull, but its four engines were spread out on a pair of almost paper thin wings on the back. It didn't even look to be heavily armored at all."Ah yes, it might look a bit strange to an outsider." Frolaytia nods. "I do acknowledge that the Normandy-class isn't armored, or at least not to the extent of a Hegemony ship.""Well, why not?" You wonder. "Well, first of all, less armor means less weight and simpler maintenance procedures. It also allows for more modularity for future upgrades." Frolaytia responds smoothly. "In addition, energy shielding comes as standard on all Accord ships, so the need for physical armor is practically obsolete. The hull is still rated to withstand the typical environmental hazards of space, though, so you don't need to worry about a stray micrometeorite puncturing the hull or anything.">Ah, that makes sense.>Could do with a bit more armor, I think...>Other
>>44974684>>Ah, that makes sense.Depends on what jobs we're taking.
>>44974684>Ah, that makes sense.
>>44974684>>Could do with a bit more armor, I think...There are worse things than micrometeorites out there.
>>44974684>Could do with a bit more armor, I think...Having played FTL, Shields can't do jack shit against missiles and enemy captains who prefer RAMMING SPEED
>>44974684>Could do with a bit more armor, I think...
>>44974684>>Ah, that makes sense.Heavy shields, meh armor--sounds like an alright tradeoff for me if we also get modularity.Maybe we can find some heavy laser cannons, improved armor, and more powerful shielding upgrades along the way?
>>44974684>>Ah, that makes sense.Yep, makes perfect sense. Besides, more armor would just give it extra weight that it was not designed to handle. It's still just a Destroyer after all, and not a Cruiser or Dreadnought.
Now we just need a sci-fi six shooter at our side, some appropriate audio cues, and a nice soundtrack, and then we'll kick this western into high gear.
>>44974684>Could do with a bit more armor, I think...Seen too many desperate smugglers try to ram a patrol ship.
>>44974684>>Ah, that makes sense.
>>44974684"Ah, that makes sense." You nod. "Those shields can repel ALL attacks, right?""Of course." Frolaytia smiles, letting out a small puff of smoke from her mouth. "The early versions could only repel energy weapons and extremely high velocity shells, but the current models are perfectly capable of blocking slower projectiles like missiles and torpedoes.""That's good to hear." You sigh in relief as the great space view is blocked out when the elevator enters the station proper."Anyways, do you have any ideas for a name?" Frolaytia asks. "As the Captain, it's tradition for you to name her.">Suggestions?
>>44974342Requisite Ex-mil Captain, requisite Spacer Captain, requisite Renegade Cop Captain, Requisite Scientist Captain, and the one Smuggler that just wants to get away from all this stupid bullshit but keeps being drawn back in by young spacers wanting to get off-world and go off on crazy adventures.
>>44975139Obligatory Enterprise/Venture Star/Endeavor
>>44975139>GuillinburstiI honestly can't think of a better option.
Alright, where's that fucking huge list of names from the last thread?
>>44975139Just throwing out some compiled names:Dissonant SerenityResonant RhapsodyArgent DawnBlade of EternityResona Forma
>>44975139Drunken Dancer--it's the first thing that comes to mind and is a complete contrast to the beauty that is our new ship.Also we should probably ask these guys if we could get some arms and armor to go along with our ship--just in case we need to repel boarders or make landfall on hostile environs.
>>44975139>>44975193>We are SamWhat the fuck else was it going to be?
>>44975219AbsolutionAlways Outnumbered, Never OutgunnedAmerigoAntareanBarbarossaBeautiful TerrorBentenmaruCreedDeckard’s DreamFateful LightningFist of an Angry GodGod’s DiceHammer of EternityInvincibleLady in RedLord of Flies (Carrier)Newton’s AppleNo Gods, No MastersO’NiellOuter HeavenProsthetic ConscienceRed RideSin ‘n’ GinVenusfallWalpurgisnachtWar Bastard
>>44975139Some names I found:Auric FateArgent PrincessShadow DreamVoid KingPride of [Rogue Trader]October SkyDawnbreakerLight of Reason Fate-RunnerThe Invincible II (when questioned why it's the second, nobody ever answers)The Gambit NightfallThe Reluctant ComplianceGelt-BringerShifty BusinessBastion of TruthDebt CollectorThe Lay-Away (parts of ship haven't been paid off yet)Compounding InterestLong Arm of the AdministratumReckless EndeavorRolling Probable Cause
>>44975264A Brilliant Plan to Win the War Involving a Coathanger, Three Nails, Two Balloons and a Pack of Bubblegum. Trust Me On This Guys, This Time It Will Work Mk. XIVAndromeda or BustAll The Good Names Were TakenAluminum FalconBurn The Women, Rape the Fields, Salt the HousesDon't Fuck With Us. We Will Feel Bad About It Afterward. You Won't.DoomcockDon't Worry, It Happens To A Lot Of WarshipsEven In The Future Nothing WorksThe Flying FuckFrumious BandersnatchHastur Hastur HasturI don't fucking know, computer! Now stop fucking pestering me to name the ship you warty cunt! Oh fuck, how do I change this? Undo, undo! Look, we've all said some things that you're going to regret. Imma name this here ship Jenny after mah wife. She's old, ugly and all the important bits don't work no more. Shit, is this thing on?If You Can Read This, You May Be Only Light-Seconds From DeathIf You're Reading This, Then We've Just Successfully Stalled You For A Few Crucial SecondsIndecent ProposalInvincible Mk. XVIIIt Came Free With The ApocalypseThe King In Yellow PaintKiss My GravitasLitany of Litany’s LitanyMore Gravitas Than You Can HandleNever Mind, Just A Sensor BlipNice Once You Get to Know HerNinety-Eight Percent AirtightNo Longer Under WarrantyNobody Here But Us AsteroidsOkumoros (Greek word meaning “Destined for a short life”)Look At Me, I’m Flying
Good god all of these names.
>>44975301Roses Are RedViolets Are BlueYour Ship Is On FireAnd Now So Are YouSeriously What's the Worst That Could HappenShatnerShe’s One of Ours, SirSir We Just Lost Life SupportSomething More ComfortableSpace Age Love SongSpherical CowTab ATerrified of Can OpenersThat Windmill Went For a Gun, I SwearThis Side UpTitanic IITough Times Call For Tough CannonsUSS Benedict ArnoldVictory in Less Than Thirty Minutes or Your Megatons Are FreeWe Got The Bang, You Bring The WhimperWe Brake For No OneWe’re Here About A Noise ComplaintWe’re Totally LegitYes, Ladies, It Is This BigYou Are All So BonedYou May Have God On Your Side But We Have His Smite Button On OursYou'd Think A Police State Would Have Stricter Gun ControlAnd while I'm here, have another list I've curated.https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SCXYPIdiEqyXl69W-NqzTp5EInDGySFxhXi75s09yQE
>>44975139>CAN Lives in Death
>>44975139So what's our central theme here? Money, exploration, law enforcement, doing our duty? Nail it down and we can think of a good name.
>>44975139Fuck it, it's the only reasonable vote I've seen for the name.>ArtemisIt's a pretty good name, easy to remember, and not too fancy and weird.
>>44975139>>Walpurgisnachtis pretty good
>>44975139Trafalgar or Gullinbursti.As long as it's not one of the joke names.
>>44975380>>44975139Another for Artemis, goddess of THE HUNT(for profit and pirates)
That fucking list holy shit.I'm all for Gullinbursti as well. We can't not use that name.
>>44975139Supporting>GullinburstiIf only to contrast a big golden hog with a sleek ship.
Just a thought here, but what if this setting was the future of Cyberpunk Idols? Makes you wonder if we have a few of their songs on our music player, or if the girls have some sort of legacy?
>>44975139>ArtemisPosting superior Alliance paint job Normandy as well.
>>44975139Legacy of Winter
>>44975485>>44975471>Artemis and GullinburstiI GOT IT!Our Ship Insignia is Artemis hunting Gullinbursti.
>>44975472>Pirate Queen Cole XXXIII>>44975527>Greek myth hunting Norse mythPlease no.
>>44975472>Centuries have past, and Cole's genemods have STILL not shown any signs of becoming weaker or slowing down in their rapid evolution with every subsequent generation.>>44975575>Pirate Queen Cole XXXIIISounds like a B-list movie idea. I like it!>inb4 We find a stowaway orphan kid in our ship. We decide to let them stay on-board, and maybe even adopt them. Then it somehow turns out they're Cole's descendent
>>44975472>We'll finally learn the Producer's last name
>>44975769>All references of him just list his name as "Producer".>Even the ones from his time in the military.>His successor is called "Big Producer" and is a former Idol.
>>44975139Okay, so it seems we have multiple votes for three particular names, so lets narrow things down!>Artemis>Gullinbursti>Walpurgisnacht
>>44975853>Walpurgisnacht>>44974912Should also get a vibro-Bowie Knife
>>44975853>GullinburstiWhat else for Sam?
>>44975967We need sci-fi gullinbursti now
>>44976011Haven't even finished shipgirl version, but will start on SF soon!
>>44975853>GullinburstiYeah let's go for that one
>>44974912Considering our employers, ship, and Sam herself, we're too modern for six-shooters and space western. If anything, we'd be on the side of the bureaucrats and rail barons.
>>44976011Throw her in a skintight suit with animal ears>the hair accessories, and animal ear hairbands (cat, dog, fox, bear, and more), that's rather popular with the female crew members are actually extra hardlight projectors
>>44975853>GullinburstiNord myth ahoy!
>>44976041True, but I guess it also depends on what sort of planet we land on. The further away from civilization, the more "used" aesthetic pops up and the tech levels generally go lower.
>>44976041So less six-shooters and space duster and more unisex military-inspired uniforms and plasma pistols?Fine by me.Also, on another tangent--just what are the chances we'll be interacting with ayys?
>>44976139>ayys?If we meet the Not!Protoss.PrayIf we meet the Not!Zerg. Pray HARDER
>>44976116>inb4 We land on some backwater planet where absolutely everything is made for practicality, while we just walk into town in our skintight environmental suit.
>>44976193And if it's a bunch of weird-colored women?
>>44975853"Hmmmmm, the ship is basically a gift and it's supposed to venture out into the dark and unexplored areas of space..." You put a hand to your chin. "How about Gullinbursti?""Ah, so you know your mythology as well, I'm impressed." Frolaytia chuckles. "That's a rare thing, these days."Yeah, well, reading is one of my hobbies." You admit. "Well, every Captain has their quirks." Frolaytia nods. "Now, the Gullinbursti is still going through final refits, but I don't see why we can't let you take a quick tour of the ship. How about it?">Sure!>Actually, I want to get straight to the details about the refits.>Other
>>44976376We pull a Captain Kirk.If THAT doesn't work, we do a Picard>>44976408>>Sure!
>>44976408>Actually, I want to get straight to the details about the refits.
>>44976139None if we have Bradford the snake eater with us>He secretly kills all ayys before you acknowledge their existance
>>44976408>Sure!>>44976139Aliens haven't been mentioned so far, so it's likely that we'll stumble upon some ancient evil or so.
>>44976408>>Actually, I want to get straight to the details about the refits.
>>44976408>>Sure!Does our cabin have a fish tank?
>>44976433Any bets that we stumble across one of those Monoliths from that movie?
>>44976517We see a monolith, we're firing all guns. I don't want Sam to become some space-time starchild.
>>44976305Wouldn't be surprised if all Accord crews have skintight suits.I'd bet that the Confederate crews wear jeans, overalls, coveralls, and a variety of construction equipment.The Hegemony would just have lots of Battle Dress uniforms for the regular crew, and pristine coats for officers.
>>44976408>Sure!>>44976515>Does our cabin have a fish tank?https://youtu.be/Rm8BO_pMiMc?t=41s
>>44975647If we do find an idol girl's descendant, I just hope they aren't a whiny brat.
>>44976654So among Spectres, the UNSC, and the goddamn Raynor's Raiders, we fell in with the Spectres.I'm surprisingly alright with that.
>>44976654>male crewmembers in skintight suits
>>44976654>>44976834>>44976986>"Those animal ear hairbands? They're actually extra hardlight projectors"
>>44976986Is that a problem?
>>44976654Wait a second if it's skin tight, then wouldn't it show if they're wearing underwear?
>>44977049>Bradford in skintight suits
>>44977108>He's actually sorta attractive underneath that sweater
>>44977140NO, MUDHEN, NO
>>44977135Older Bradford though...
>>44977140MudhenMudhen waht are you thinkingMudhen pls
>>44977140MUDHEN, NO, MUDHEN NO.
>>44977135You know he's going to wear the sweater over the skintight suit.
>>44977192I dunno about you, but he's still pretty hot.
>>44977140>>44977176YES, MUDHEN, YES
>>44977231Unclean Bradford actually is kinda attractive
>>44976408"Sure!" You nod happily, almost giddy like a child to see the interior."Hmmm, I suppose I can take you on a quick tour." Frolaytia gives a teasing smile. "Follow me, then."You follow the Colonel as she leads you to the boarding ramp. You also subtly notice the presence of two security robots following some distance behind you, their steel feet clanking loudly on the deckplates and each holding a rather large and powerful looking rifle."Standard security detail." Frolaytia explains as she casually puffs away at her pipe. "Can't be too careful these days. It would be a shame if a Hegemony or Confederate saboteur damages your ship.""Of course." You nod.And Frolaytia takes you through the whole tour, starting from the engines. You notice how absolutely clean and sterile the interior is. All of the consoles aren't even on conventional screens, but are instead these fancy holographic and electronic interfaces. Everything was simply just... light years ahead of anything you've seen previously. It made the Selene look like a horse drawn wagon.In the engineering bay, you notice a right blue orb, surrounded by advanced machinery. You could immediately tell it was a reactor of some sort, but... it looked very different. There was no obvious containment measures. You could see the core plain as day."Is... is that safe?" You ask as you point to the softly glowing core."Oh, this isn't your standard nuclear reactor!" Frolaytia laughs. "I forget that SolSec has to work with older technology. This in fact is the Flux Reactor. Infinite power generation without the radiation risk from the older nuclear reactors, except for well, the Heat generation, but we'll get to that later. But anyways, this here is the ship's heart.""Hmmm, I see..." You nod, still slightly uncertain.(cont)
>>44977276Frolaytia then leads you through the rest of the ship. As you figured, it's the main fuselage that transitions from engineering spaces, to the regular crew compartments, and finally the command deck where you and bridge crew would normally sit. There, as before, all of the consoles were completely electronic and holographic. You could see data being projected directly on the front observation window, too. Like a giant HUD."So, Captain, would you like to take a seat? Break it in?" Frolaytia grins as she motions to the central command chair.>Of course!>It's tradition not to sit in the chair until we launch.>Other
>>44977310>It's tradition not to sit in the chair until we launch.
>>44977310>>It's tradition not to sit in the chair until we launch.
>>44977140>Bradford at CLOSE RANGENOT SURE IF WANT
>>44977310>>It's tradition not to sit in the chair until we launch.Standing is fine for now--let's look around the crew deck for now, maybe peek inside the armory and research labs, too.
>>44977310>It's tradition not to sit in the chair until we launch
So what sort of Worker Units do you think we have on board?I'm imagining that we have around a dozen Not!SCVs somewhere in the engineering bay
>>44977659Considering we're an exploration ship, we probably only have probes to survey for resources and mark sights for future exploitation.
>>44977310"No, it's tradition not to sit in the chair until we launch." You shake your head."Ah, understandable." Froylatia nods. "Then lets continue."Frolaytia then leads you to the ship's armory, where you see quite a lot of fancy looking guns and armor stocked."We've stocked your armory with the latest small arms and armor available to Accord soldiers." Frolaytia grins. "Here we have the standard plasma rifles, plasma casters, personal shielding, and power armor. All designed to give each individual soldier maximum combat capability! And that's not even getting into the contingent of combat drones available!" "Impressive." You nod. Honestly, though, you don't picture Tank wielding any of these rather fragile looking weapons. Maybe the Accord could custom build something more to his tastes?"Next is the medical lab." Frolaytia shows you a somehow even more sterile room, filled with beds, tubes, and scanner equipment. "No longer do we have to make invasive surgical procedures, not when we have beds that literally rebuild your body from the ground up!" "Seriously?" You raise an eyebrow skeptically."Oh yes, it's something you'd have to see to believe, but works. I guarantee it." Froylatia nods. "And due to your mission, we've also made additional modifications and expansions so the medical module can also double as a fully function lab facility, in case you make any... exotic discoveries."Oh man, Natalia would probably LOVE to hear that...(cont)
>>44977939Finally, you are led to a single room, which looks rather large and comfy. There's a large, queen size bed, an empty desk, multiple empty shelves, and a large observation window showing the vast amount of space and all of the Earth traffic outside."And this here is the Captain's quarters. Of course, the Captain's comfort is paramount to an efficient ship. It looks bare now, but you can modify however you want.""I see..." You say, still taken aback. This room had to be at least two, maybe even three times the size of yours on the Selene!"You know, maybe you'd like to stay here the night? Get a little more familiar with the ship?" Frolaytia smiles with a glint of mischief. "We can have the rest of your crew brought up here tomorrow.">Sure, why not.>I think I'll come back tomorrow with the rest of the crew.>Other
>>44977978>>I think I'll come back tomorrow with the rest of the crew.
>>44977978>>Sure, why not.
>>44977978>I think I'll come back tomorrow with the rest of the crew.
>>44977978>>I think I'll come back tomorrow with the rest of the crew.Let's be the bearer of news.
>>44977978>Sure, why not.
>>44977978>>Sure, why not.Dohoho Colonel, so lewd~As for Tank--maybe if we can't find him an appropriate hardsuit, maybe we could have something custom-tailored? Something like a Helghast trooper would be just fine for him, I think.
>>44978117Is this time to spam giant gas mask stormtroopers?
>>44978211the fuck kinda nazi steroids was he on?
>>44978211Probably>>44978251Nazi Super Science Steroids
>>44978251Metal Gear on acid.
>>44977978>Sure, why not.Oh yeah.... time to get to know this ship a little bit more... intimately...
>>44977978"I think I'll come back tomorrow with the rest of the crew." You say."All right. I know this is all overwhelming for you at the moment." Frolaytia nods. "Let's return, then."With that, the two of you make your way back to the space elevator. This time, however, the cab is crowded with a number of other occupants, no doubt crew from other Accord ships looking to reach the surface. There all talking excitedly with each other, and don't really seem to pay any heed to you other than saluting Frolaytia when they notice her.One other thing, you notice, is their uniforms. Naturally, they were all color coded to visually signify role and rank, but there was also something else. They were a bit... form fitting...>Aren't those uniforms a bit... revealing?>Try not to say anything.>Other
>>44978382>Try not to say anything.I see nothing... I swear... yep...
>>44978382>>Try not to say anything.Think unsexy thoughts... Think unsexy thoughts... Think unsexy thoughts...
>>44978382>Aren't those uniforms a bit... tight?There must be a way of requisitioning normal clothes.
>>44978382>>Try not to say anything.
>>44978382>>Try not to say anything.>>44978413Think sexy thoughts...Wait. I think I fucked up.
>>44978382>Try not to say anything.>>Try to not imagine Tank in them.
>>44978382>>Aren't those uniforms a bit... revealing?
>>44978382>Aren't those uniforms a bit... revealing?
>>44978382>>Try not to say anything.Can we at least just wear the hardsuit everywhere? That skintight stuff looks like it'd be...chafing.
>>44978439>>Try to not imagine Tank in them.fucking this
>>44978382>>Try not to say anything.So it begins....We could always try wearing a captain's coat over ours if we want.
>>44978382>Try not to say anything.[NERVOUS SWEATING INTENSIFIES]
>>44978382>Try not to say anything.>Try not to imagine Bradford or Tank in them
>>44978382>Try not to say anything.
>>44978382>Aren't those uniforms a bit... revealing?Has Belkan science gone too far?
>>44978535Not as far as this zipper.
>>44978579But sir that Zipper can go farther
>>44978500>Implying we'll ever see Tank out of his armor
>>44978500He's wearing the suit. It's jsut that he wears armour over it all.
>>44978579>>44978613that, or more transparent parts
>>44978662THERE CAN STILL BE MORE TRANSPARENT PARTS HERE!HAS SCIENCE FAILED ME?
>>44978613>inb4 this is our ship's AI
That feel when we could have had snappy military uniforms or space cowboy clothes
>>44978382You desperately try to stay quiet and not say anything, afraid you'd blurt out something in appropriate. Just focus on something normal, Sam! Focus!>Roll 1d20
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>44978757DON'T THINK SEXY THOUGHTS
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>44978757
Rolled 1 (1d1)>>44978757
Is anyone else here legitimately more terrified of the idea of flying within Earth's atmosphere than in the vaccuum of space?I can honestly see myself as being completely comfortable piloting a tin-can space freighter but I need to drug myself into nigh-unconsciouness whenever I get on an airplane.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>44978722Don't worry, anon. We can have an entire wardrobe!Or we can just change out to fit in more with locals.>>44978757
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>44978757
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>44978757ERE WE GO
>>44978781Sam is one lewd girl.
>>44978777>>44978778>>44978791Even the dice gods want it this way.
>>44978781Wrong dice rolled, anon.
>>44978803>>44978806>>44978818>didn't notice it was a d1
>>44978817I think you mean the right dice.
>>44978803>>44978806>>44978818>>44978820>>44978825>>44978835Look again! (1d1)
>>44978781<< This is the 8492nd Squadron. I guess they had us going too. >>
>>44978806>>44978818>>44978820>>44978825wrong dice morons
>>44978853Why did you include me?>>44978835
>>44978806Trying to hide your shame, anon? Poor taste. You're anonymous, nobody will know.
>>44978757Try as you might, all you can see in your head is the picture of all your crew wearing similar suits, standing in front of you and posturing rather lewdly. "It's like I'm wearing nothing at all!" They tease."Nothing at all!""Nothing at all!""NOTHING AT ALL!""NOTHING AT ALL!""NOTHING AT ALL!""NOTHING AT ALL!""NOTHING AT ALL!">APPLY BLUNT FORCE DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD>[SWEATING INTENSIFIES]>THIS IS A GOOD PAIN>Other
>>44978951>>THIS IS A GOOD PAIN
>>44978951>>THIS IS A GOOD PAINWe will admit it to no one, but this is Sam's fetish
>>44978951>THIS IS A GOOD PAIN
>>44978951>[SWEATING INTENSIFIES]>>44979006MUDHEN YOU MAGNIFICENT MOTHERFUCKER
>>44978951>APPLY BLUNT FORCE DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD
>>44979006THE CRAZY BASTARD ACTUALLY DID IT
>>44978951>APPLY BLUNT FORCE DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD>>44979006Jesus Christ!
>>44978951>>THIS IS A GOOD PAINSteady yourself, lass! Courage now!
>>44978951>[SWEATING INTENSIFIES]>THIS IS A GOOD PAINhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suL5p3x7IfE
>>44978951>[SWEATING INTENSIFIES]>>44979006bridge crew to sam bridge crew to samplease return to the mortal realm
>>44979006Oh god those eyes!
>Sam's subconscious right now
>>44979006HE DID ITTHE ABSOLUTE MADMAN
Well if Sam survives this teasing, there's at least the hope that the suits for the pilots and armsmen are a bit more suited for their lines of work.
>>44978951>>[SWEATING INTENSIFIES]>>THIS IS A GOOD PAIN
>>44979098>hope that the suits for the pilots and armsmen are a bit more suitedCARLOS!
>>44979098>implying Sam won't ask for extremely thin yet extremely practical armor
>>44979172I wonder how many normalfag SAO fans know about that line.>>44979166>implying we aren't putting Sam in a lewd uniform
>>44979166We'll end up wearing an open captain's coat over it for the "cool factor". Sorta like: >>44978478
>>44979006holy shit, if this doesn't become a thing I will be a little upset
>>44979269That's not how semen production works, but okay.
>>44979378Anon, it was a play on an alternate reading of the phrase "two years worth of semen".
>>44979378I think that's obvious to every guy who ever had a wet dream.
>>44979399I know. I'm just autistic enough to get bothered by the little things like that.
>>44978951No matter how hard you try, you can't get the images out of your head. Well, as the old saying goes, if you can't beat them..."...Captain?" You're suddenly shaken out of your stupor when Frolaytia shakes you slightly. You shake yourself back to your senses."Ah-w-what?" You say, your breath heavy and hot."I was just wondering if you were okay. The cab's already stopped but you were just standing there staring out the window." Frolaytia frowns."O-oh, m-maybe I just caught something while on the station. You know how it can be, foreign contaminants and all..." You laugh nervously as you rapidly fan yourself with your hand. When the fuck did you get so sweaty?"Should I call a medical team?""N-no, that's quite all right!" You shake your head rapidly. "Ah, well, I suppose this is where we'll have to part ways for now." Frolaytia nods to you. "The exit is just to the left. The security bots will escort you out.""R-right." You sigh loudly. "Ma'am, your body temperature appears to be higher than normal." A security bot drones on. "And it appears your clothes have absorbed a higher than normal level of moisture-""I'M FINE CAN WE PLEASE GO NOW." You yell instinctively. The two bots obediently escort you out without another word, and you finally breathe in some fresh air. It's already getting dark out, so you suppose you shouldn't keep hanging around here.>You REALLY need some damn rest.>Girls' night out?>Hang out with a specific crew member?>Other
>>44979432>>Hang out with a specific crew member?Go get Tank and have a drink
>>44979432>>Girls' night out?
>>44979432>>Girls' night out?Time for drinks!
>>44979432>Crew's night out>There can only be booze, the greatest brain bleach ever invented.
>>44979432>You REALLY need some damn rest.
>>44979432>Hang out with a specific crew member?Tank maybe?
>>44979432>>Hang out with a specific crew member?Tank
>>44979432>>Hang out with a specific crew member?TANK
>>44979432>Girls' night out?
>>44979432 >>Girls' night out?
>>44979432>>Hang out with a specific crew member?Go find our battle brother (Tank)
>>44979432>Hang out with a specific crew member?Tank.
>>44979432>Hang out with a specific crew member?TANK!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKAP1BmRs3k
>>44979432>Girls night out?
>>44979432You decide to call up your fellow female crew: Amy, Lida, Elsa, and Natalia. It was pretty common tradition for the five of you to go out and get some drinks after a particularly eventful patrol. Tank was not exactly very sociable, Bradford was too straight of an arrow to be seen drinking in a bar, and Scott was kinda a dork and a lightweight. You quickly call them up, and tell them to meet you at the "usual place".Said "usual place" is one of the typical SolSec dives, where SolSec officers were given huge discounts on their drinks. It was a wise strategy on the part of the owners, since it always meant there would be some form of security present. Of course, you make a quick stop at your apartment first to take a quick shower and change to clothes..."Yo, Cap!" Amy waves happily as you enter the bar. It was one of those old fashioned places, that still used wood paneling for the tables and the decorations. Obviously meant to recall older times. Elsa, Lida, and Natalia were present as well. Lida, as always, was more engrossed with whatever she was playing on her tablet, while Natalia was studying the exotic drink she had just ordered, trying to discern what it was made of just by looking at it."Hey there." You sigh. A service bot floats over to take our order. You just look at it so its facial recognition could register you and simply say, "the usual."The service bot floats off and you flop down on your seat."Looks like you had a long day." Amy observes."Eheh, I heard your recruiter was a real looker." Elsa grins mischievously. "So? Did she trigger any switches?"(cont)
>>44980003"No." You say flatly."Dohoho, but you show the hallmarks of a recent 'climax.'" Natalia's terrifyingly soothing yet unmistakable Russia accent floating into your years."I don't know what you're talking about." You huff as you cram a handful of peanuts into your mouth.""It's not wise to lie to a doctor..." Natalia coos."ANYWAYS, we got the job, and a new ship to go along with it!" You announce."Really?" Amy's eyes sparkle. "What kinda ship?!? Tell us! Tell us!""What about the weapons!?" Elsa leans in as well."Or the tech!" Lida actually puts down her tablet to stare directly at you. "Such curious souls!" Natalia giggles. "Just a simple scalpel is all I need!">Tell them everything about Gullinbursti.>Leave them sweating until tomorrow.>Other
>>44980023>>Tell them everything about Gullinbursti.
>>44980023>Leave them sweating until tomorrow.You all get to be just as surprised. It's only fair.
>>44980023>Leave them sweating until tomorrow.
>>44980023>>Leave them sweating until tomorrow.Only way for us to spill it is for them to get us drunk enough.
>>44980023>Tell them everything about Gullinbursti.
>>44980023>Leave them sweating until tomorrow.Time to tease~
>>44980023>>Other>OH GOD THEM IN THE UNIFORMS WON'T GET OUT OF MY HEAD>[SWEATING INTENSIFIES AGAIN]
>>44980023>>Leave them sweating until tomorrow.
>>44980023>>Leave them sweating until tomorrow.Can't ruin the surprise!
>>44980023>>Tell them everything about Gullinbursti.So what are the chances we'll be meeting with blue-skinned/green-skinned alien women?
>>44980023>Leave them sweating until tomorrow.Payback for the teasing.
>tfw we can't habg out with our astartes, again.
>>44980023>Leave them sweating until tomorrow.I recognize Amy and Elsa. Are Lida and Natalia also from other quests?
>>44980112I'd say the odds improve the further we explore deep space. Whether they're Asari or Protoss is another matter.
>>44980023>Leave them sweating until tomorrow.Drop hints about the new uniforms though
>>44980187Or a planet of gangsters. Or a Greek god.
>>44980187>we find the aliens from Magical Girl Hunter quest
>>44980296That was such a good quest. It's a shame more people don't remember it.
>>44980023"Nuh uh uh, I want to keep the surprise." You chuckle evilly as the service bot returns, a glass of cold beer clamped securely in its manipulators. You swipe the glass from the robot and take a sip. "Maybe a few drinks could get me to loosen my lips..."Already, you can see Amy, Elsa, and Lida glaring at each other to see who was going to end up picking up the tab for this. They quickly rock papers scissors for a few seconds, with Amy ending up the loser."FUCK!" Amy curses."Your sacrifices will be remembered, Amy." Elsa mock salutes."Truly, a heroic sacrifice." Lida nods.>I-I was just kidding, you know.>Bring it on!>Other
>>44980382>Bring it on!>Mfw we can outdrink tank.
>>44980382>Bring it on!inb4 another nat1 drinking streak
>>44980382>>Bring it on!
>>44980382>Bring it on!
>>44980382>Bring it on!>>44980390Anon, we're Sam.Sam has never had good luck with drinking.
>>44980382>>Bring it on!wooooo!!!
>>44980381It's where Loki comes from, so I think people remember it, but they just don't reference Alice much.
>>44980382>>Bring it on!Being drunk has worked out for us before.
>>44980419True, but she DID Knock out the Knightpuncher in a single punch.
>>44980382>Bring it on!yay binge drinking!not like we got anything to do tomorrow that we may want to be non hungover for or anything.
>>44980479They probably have instant de-hangovering pills or something.
>>44980509Or they went the Star Trek route and made an alcohol that doesn't cause hangovers.
>>44980382You watch as Amy slams the first drink in front of you. A massive mug of the same beer you usually drink, though this one is easily at least three to four times the volume of the glass you're drinking currently. Trying to get you through sheer quantity, eh?>Roll 1d20
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>44980579
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>44980579
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>44980579
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>44980579Here we go.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>44980579DICE GODS TAKE THE WHEEL
>>44980595The first goddamn roll, I'm laughing my ass off
>>44980595Just had to take the time to find that picture didn't you....
>>44980546truly the greatest invention of mankind.
>>44980595Welp, here we go indeed. and yes, this is a d20.
>>44980509Or we could just be smart and chug water before we go to bed.And if we do wind up fucked up in the morning, we just do the old army trick and get Doc to give us a saline drip.>>44980546So, alcohol that doesn't displace water in your system? That's literally impossible.>>44980595Like I said. Sam and booze do not mix.
>>44980595Russian, Sam isn't.
>>44980595Oh well, we always have pills/nanomachines for Hangover cures
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>44980595>>44980599>>44980602>all the protags in Merc quests can never hold their alcoholI hope and pray this continues to be a thing for many threads to come
>>44980595off to an excellent start
>>44980595Alcohol is officially our weakness.
>>44980646Dude, hangovers are literally just dehydration.WATER cures hangovers.
>>44980650Jager was pretty much the only one.
>>44980650>all the protags in Merc quests can never hold their alcoholThat's a filthy lie.JAEGER STURMFUHRER drank like a fucking CHAMPION.
>>44980667I've heard Pedialyte is a good hangover cure
>>44980650Jager could hold his drink like a fucking champ. Nat 20s everywhere. He stole all the luck from everyone else.
>>44980711Enemas are great hangover cures.
>>44980711Well, it is a hydration fluid, so yeah. Literally anything that puts water back in your system will get rid of the majority of hangover symptoms.
So we're wake up while wearing our new uniform?
>>44980579You... you don't really remember what happened after that. What you do remember is the ceiling of your apartment, and Natalia's very amused face."Fufufufufu, you're finally awake?" Natalia chuckles."Awww shit, it happened again, didn't it?" You groan. "What's the damage this time?""Well..." Natalia's grin grows wider. "On the bright side, there were no damages. You didn't go on a drunken rampage like you did when the crew of the Emille made fun of your height. It was far, FAR worse.""What... what did I do?" You star sweating as the pain of a sudden headache surges through your head like a lightning strike."Well, you were mumbling something about 'skinsuits', and then you started groping Amy, Elsa, and Lida quite AGGRESSIVELY." Natalia giggles. "It was quite the sight! I had no idea you had such fine motor control in your hands!">Oh no, they're not angry, are they?>I don't regret anything.>Other
>>44980595>That nat1>That ImageLiteral perfection
>>44980796>>I don't regret anything.
>>44980796>I don't regret anything.
>>44980796>Oh no, they're not angry, are they?I most certainly regret not getting to remember what they feel like.
>>44980796>Oh no, they're not angry, are they?
>>44980796>>I don't regret anything.Nope, not a thing. That was glorious skinship time.
>>44980796>Other"I'm not apologizing."
>>44980796>>I don't regret anything.Dat's some lewd shit right there, Merc.
>>44980796>I don't regret anything.they gave Sam the booze, they knew the risks
>>44980864Shitzune a shit.Lilly a best.Fight me, faggot. Fight me with your shit waifu who can't even enjoy music.
>>44980796>Oh no, they're not angry, are they?How can I not regret something I don't remember doing?
>>44980937I thought she was mute not deaf.
>>44980955She's both deaf and mute.
>>44980937The only reason you like lily is because she can't tell how ugly you are.
>>44980937>Lilly a best.My fucking nigger
>>44980937No mention of true best girl, Hanako?For shame, man, for shame.
>>44981036>HanakoThat's really cute anon
>>44980955She was a deaf-mute>>44980937I like all the girls equally, anon.Though Saki and Suzu and that white-haired one take the cake for me
>>44981085>She was a deaf-muteWait, why does she wear glasses if she's deaf?
>>44981115She's deaf, not blind.
I missed KanColle last night, so I'm just going to leave this note here.Motherfucking Splash Mountain. There is no better way to traumatize unsuspecting shipgirls. While at Disneyland, anyway.Oh, and I'm pissed that we didn't pick SF. Mostly because I live in the area. And there's the Hornet over on Alameda.
>>44981091is...is that really how you fuck her?
>>44981157No.It's a joke.
>>44981157it's notAt least not with out some editing
>>44980796"I don't regret anything." You say simply. "That was the future they chose.""Mhm." Natalia nods simply as she takes out a pill and holds it in front of your mouth. "Take this. It'll help deal with the hangover symptoms.""Hrrrm, it's a pity I don't remember it, though." You sigh as you swallow the pill. "What were their reactions?""Surprise at first, of course." Natalia nods. "As for their reactions? Well... their voices said no but their bodies said something very different. Ah, the wonders of human physical responses~!""I see..." You frown as you look out the window. "What... what time is it?""It's 0500. The sun hasn't quite risen yet." Natalia explains. "The others are actually sleeping it off in the living room-""CAPTAIN!"That's when Amy, Elsa, and Lida burst into the room. "Y-you're not going to tell anybody about what happened last night, are you?!" Amy cries."Honestly it wasn't so bad." Elsa shrugs."THAT'S THE STOCKHOLM'S TALKING!" Amy insists.>Oh yeah, I'm gonna tell everybody you're the softest~.>Your secrets are safe with me~.>Don't worry, I don't really remember anything.>Other
>>44981091>give me the chocolateEvery time.
>>44981195>>Your secrets are safe with me~.
>>44981195>Oh yeah, I'm gonna tell everybody you're the softest~.Else can come back for more later
>>44981195>Your secrets are safe with me~.
>>44981195>Oh yeah, I'm gonna tell everybody you're the softest~.>>Nah, your secrets are safe with me~.
>>44981195>Other>Leave her sweating for the rest of the day.
>>44981195>>Oh yeah, I'm gonna tell everybody you're the softest~.
>>44981148California's spoiled when it comes to things to do--the entire state is chock full of attractions, whether that be Yosemite in the central valley, San Fran, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and San Diego lining the coast, Disneyland, LA, and Hollywood in the interior, and more, depending on your interests.
>>44981195>Don't worry, I don't really remember anything.
>>44981115Shut up Misha, you're being stupid.Wait, I'm Misha.>>44981195>Oh yeah, I'm gonna tell everybody you're the softest~.
>>44981195>>Oh yeah, I'm gonna tell everybody you're the softest~.NO BRAKESAlso if we have to get skinsuits, let's go Full Ham and have hexagons patterned over them, because future
>>44981195>>Your secrets are safe with me~.Yes, just our little secret~
>>44981195>Oh yeah, I'm gonna tell everybody you're the softest~.
Wait what what is thisIs this similar to the ESS COMBAG quest?I recognize that style of drawing
>>44981224True enough. Seeing Yosemite after spending the previous day driving through the vast nothing of Nevada was a breath of fresh air for me.
>>44981228>>44981200>>44981115>Katawa Shoujo was 4 years ago>/ksg/, one of the driving reasons why /vg/ exists today, persists as a ghost of it's former selfIt is a strange feeling.
So do you guys think Amy wears gloves?
>>44981250Not to mention cleavage windows.
>>44981274Oh, and once again, Hornet.
>>44981298Even on the men?
>>44981301shoot her. Defiling that sacred carrier with her weebness. >>44981332sure
>>44981298Cleavage windows a shit. You gotta go full bodysuit.
>>44981332Especially on the men.
>>44981301Wait, why is Shimakaze on--oh, right. Midway. San Diego Comic Con.
>>44981290Has it really been four years?
>>44981195>Your secrets are safe with me~.>OtherBut you were the softest, Amy~.
>>44980937Fuck you, Smoked Bacon is undeniably best girl.I want to pour maple syrup on bacon's burnt bacon and sensually lick it off!
>>44981195"Oh yeah, I'm gonna tell everybody that you're the softest~." You say teasingly."C-CAPTAAAAAAAIN!" Amy wails helplessly as Elsa and Lida both pat her on her shoulders.Yep. Got a new ship, a new commission with the Accord, and accidentally sexually molested half of your bridge crew. Things were off to a GREAT start.Now all that was left was actually flying the Gullinbursti out of here. Couldn't be that hard, right?...right?>And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread will be next week! And don't forget KanColle on Friday!
>>44981339She wasn't the only one.>>44981368Nope, that's the Hornet. Kraken Con, Fall 2015. It was pretty fun; they had Arpeggio of Blue Steel and KanColle playing on the projector.
>>44981374It was released right after New Year's back in 2012--so yeah, four years. I remember the threads like they were just yesterday, those first fledgling generals that kept going and going and going without end. It's like remembering a dream, now, looking back.
>>44981413Thanks for the run, Merc!>>44981397
>>44981417...I would still shoot her but she at least is wearing something reasonable.
>>44981413You're planning on having us forget to disengage the parking brake, aren't you?
>>44981413Thanks for the thread, Merc!>>44981440
>>44981447New ship.New controls.Old crew.No manuals.
>>44981447My bets are on flying the ship in reverse on her first outing, damaging the engines, and having to spend a week or two in ordinary as things are patched up.
>>44981442If it's any consolation, this guy was there. (If you don't know who he is, he does research for the Wargaming folks.)
>>44981413Thanks for the thread as always!
>>44981447Nat 1 and we accidentally the Kzinti Lesson.
>>44981477....yes that would be nice. How was he by the way?
>>44981467>had the silly thing in reverseFucking Duck Dodgers.
>>44981440>>44981457How do you think they take off those suits?
>>44981574Better question is: How sweaty does it get on the inside?Must suck to clean those out though.
>>44981574Zippers of course.>>44981595Futuristic fabrics, nanomachines, built-in temperature control and other systems probably stave off the worst of it.
>>44981657wrong image merc.
>>44981574>>44981614>ZippersI swear that this thread has the most amount of skintight bodysuits in all of Merc Quests... including the time we thought of them being hidden in the Belkan Vaults.
>>44981713>tubetopWell that's certainly one way to remove the 'boobsock' effect from those suits
So while we are on the subject on lewds, about the name Gullinbursti. I know where it comes from but there's a Finnish language specific joke. See kulli means dick and kullin is the genetive form. I'll leave it at that.