PASTEBIN ANON’S PASTEBIN: http://pastebin.com/uzYLD5p9PREVIOUSLY: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Star+Wars%3A+Fortune+Hunter“Magnificent, isn’t it?” You turn to meet Admiral Reike, and turn again to look out the bridge window of the Undertaker, the aging Mandator-II Star Dreadnaught. The bow was slowly being reformed and reconstructed, and the damage it sustained against the Subjugator as well was being patched over. “Star Dreadnaughts, each one capable of inflicting devastating orbital bombardments on rebel controlled worlds. The Base Delta Zero Initiative requires usually a small fleet of Star Destroyers, but one Star Dreadnaught can subjugate an entire sector on its own.”“And this ain’t your flagship?” you say in response. It’s impressive, you will admit, the might of the Empire. You have a bad feeling though, standing next to Admiral Reike. A very bad feeling. Still, he hasn’t proved you wrong, and he has been straight with you every step of the way.“It’s too obvious of a flagship,” he says. “The Redeemer serves its purpose well anyway. But imagine, if we had a single Star Dreadnaught per sector, this Rebellion would be over within days. And with the newer designs coming within a year or two.” He shakes his head, scoffing a bit. “Goodbye, Rebel Alliance.”You cross your arms. “Why bother with the Force Harvester then? Planning on keeping it out of Rebel hands.”“Rhys. I have been made aware of your apparent skepticism of the Force, but let me be very clear with you. It is a real thing.” He nods to you, staring out the window. “I fought in the Clone Wars, alongside the Jedi. The Force was not just a weapon, it was an ally. But now that the Jedi are gone, the Force left with them, we must find other ways to… wield it.”You narrow your eyes at him. “You’re planning on using that thing? Against what?”“Rebels,” he says. “What else?”[1/3]
>>45703499[2/2]“That seems a bit overkill,” you say. “I’ve read the stories about the Dark Reaper, that thing could eat entire worlds worth of people if left alone. And very few people could stop it. I’m not even sure anyone could stop it if it were to come back.”“You’re answering your own question,” Reike responds simply. He turns to you, placing his hands on his hips, his face wrinkling with a bit of skepticism. “I am detecting a bit of hesitation in you. But rest assured, I will not abuse such awesome power for my own petty gain. I know there are forces at work greater than me. And rest assured, you will be compensated quite well.”“That’s not it,” you say. “I mean- Think about it, Admiral.”He holds up his hand. “Rhys. Have you ever wanted a second chance?” You blink. After a few seconds of silence, he continues. “I realize that maybe your skill is being wasted as a smuggler, treasure finder, whatever you want to be called. You’re forced to use scrappy old ships, collude with criminal scum, but I can offer you something greater than yourself.”“… if you’re thinking of making me re-enlist,” you say. “You can forget it. I’m done with that. Besides, once you’re expelled, they don’t let you back in.”“I’ll find a way.” He places his hand on your shoulder. “I always find a way, son. I fasttrack you through the Academy. You become more than a test pilot, you become an ace pilot. You lead your own squadron. And when that’s done, we rotate you into a Flight School, you teach the next generation. I’m offering you a second chance.”A second chance. You take a deep breath, then look around the bridge. A few sneers and some jealous glares are quickly averted by some curious officers. Hm.> “I’ll have to pass.”> “Does sound good I guess.”> “Let’s talk later on that.”> Other
>>45703518Hell I'm conflicted> “Let’s talk later on that.”
>>45703518>> “Let’s talk later on that.”A flat refusal may piss him off.
>>45703518> “Let’s talk later on that.”
>>45703518>> “Let’s talk later on that.”
>>45703518>“Let’s talk later on thatStrangely enough I can see Rhys as a star fighter teacher but for the empire.... It makes sense. Though imperial doctrine must be changed
>>45703518>“Let’s talk later on that.”To Reike's credit, THIS is how you pitch re-enlistment.
>>45703518>> “Let’s talk later on that.”Treasure hunters that seriously talk about getting out after one last big score usually die or get fucked over admiral. Lady Luck don't like that kinda talk.
>>45703518>>45703789Supporting this with my vote. The admiral should know about death flags
> “Let’s talk later on that.”“Let’s talk later on this, Admiral.” He takes his hand off you, clasping them behind his back. “I mean, people like me that talk about getting out after one last score like this? Usually we end up getting vaped or being stabbed in the back. Lady Luck has it out for people who think they’re going to win.”He smirks. “Fair enough.” He wags his finger at you, nodding. “We can discuss this perhaps after you have located the Force Harvester for us. Until then, let’s get on with business.”“Have you tracked the Subjugator any?” you ask.Reike nods, turning to the window again. “We’ve figured out a potential destination along their last known trajectory. They were heading for Wild Space.” An aide hands him a holopad, and he is quick to show you the potential destination. “Their destination is most likely this uncharted planet in the Wastes. It’s an aquatic planet, and I have already deployed AT-EDs modified for aquatic operations to that sector along with the ISD Assertor.”“What makes you so sure the Subjugator is here?” you ask.“Because we have reports of rebel activity in this part of Wild Space,” he says. “And we believe that this so-called ‘General Nautilus’ may be attempting to enlist Rebel Alliance help with his plans. Not only is this planet off of our official star maps, but we believe this planet as well to have been a former battleground in the Mandalorian Wars. Which means there will be tons of raw materials for Nautilus to scavenge to make more droids.”“Right,” you say. “Have you heard from the Assertor?”[1/2]
>>45704287[2/2]“We are still in contact with them,” he says. “They currently report nothing out of the ordinary but to make sure I want you to go and check things out. We will have Interdictors follow up. Can you do that?”“Sure.” You sigh. Aquatic planets, great. At least you’re not dealing with Selkath.“One last thing.” He crosses his arms, squinting at you. “We believe that the Rebel Alliance squadron known as ‘Menace Squadron’ is operating in the area somewhere. We believe they may be using this planet as a home base of some kind. They are led by your former classmate Eudora Kyriako.” You nod. Did she survive? You haven’t even thought of her in so long really actually. “If you find Eudora. Bring her to me alive if practicable.” You quirk your brow. “I want to interrogate her personally.”> “Leave it to me.”> “I could probably do that myself, sir.”> “I’d rather we just kill her and be done with it.”> Other
>>45704304>> “Leave it to me.”let's not push him anymore
>>45704304>> “Leave it to me.”
>>45704304>Other"If practical, sir. Understand, she may not want to be taken alive, after what happened last time."
>>45704304Huh, I don't know what to choose to be honest. On one hand i don't want to piss off the admiral, on the other, having to hand her over to him both are scary thoughts.
>>45704304>>45704489This.If we are able, the Force Harvester and General Nautilus are the bigger concerns.
AT-ED? What are those?
>>45704884http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/All_Terrain_Exploration_DroidAll-Terrain Exploration Droid, for scouting the farthest reaches of the galaxies.
>>45704916Oooh, Didn't know those existed, I thought you will use the At-At Swimmers.
> “Leave it to me.”“Leave it to me, sir.”“Good. I expect your report soon. Dismissed, son.” You nod to him, then start walking off the bridge. The Sisters stand at the door, staring at you as you walk through. You take a deep breath. Back to business, back to business.--You’ve briefed the crew on what was going to be happening as you traveled through hyperspace to the Uncharted Planet. Right now, it was a matter of getting there. You stand in the machine shop, watching R5 and Misri try to restore Lev back to operating condition. But so far, things haven’t gone their way. He still lies on a workbench, inoperable, apparently permanently in hibernation mode. Whatever Nautilus did to him can’t have been good. “This is a disaster,” says Misri. “I can’t even access his records.”“Why not?” you ask.“Imperial Tactical Droids are designed with a number of countermeasures to keep their data from being stolen by rebels,” says Misri. “Nautilus tripped all of them. If you hadn’t ripped out those explosives during that fiasco with the Bailiff, he’d be in pieces rather than whole right now.”“We have to keep trying at least,” says R5. “Lev is an important part of this crew. I’m sure you understand that, sir.”“I do,” you say. “But right now, our priority is finding the Force Harvester. Lev will have to wait.” Misri sighs deeply, folding her arms in depression. “Is something the matter, Misri? You haven’t been as er… cheerful in a while.”“Oh, suddenly you care?” she asks.[1/2]
>>45705275[2/2]“What’s this about?” you ask.She huffs, turning back to pick her tools up from the workbench. “It’s…” She turns around again. “There’s something about Admiral Reike. Okay, don’t you think there’s something wrong with handing over something that important to him?” You shrug. You’ve thought about it. Quite frankly you don’t want to think about it anymore. “Come on, Rhys. He gives me the creeps, okay? Him and those Inquisitor girls that he hangs around with.”“Misri, it’s just business, sometimes we do things we don’t want to do,” you say.She rolls her head, shaking it. “Well, if I were you, I’d give it a bit more thought.”> “Is this about me not letting you practice the Force? I told you, you could do that, just not around the Empire.”> “I’m giving it as much thought as I can, and he’s reliable. Just trust me.”> “Well, fine, be that way.”> Other
>>45705302>> “Is this about me not letting you practice the Force? I told you, you could do that, just not around the Empire.”
>>45705302>Other"Get off my ship you nagging cunt"
>>45705302>> Other: Then what do you think I should do, Misri? If this were your crew and ships and I was your second, what would you do?
>>45705302> OtherBelieve me. I don't like him any more than you do. You been in this business long enough, you can smell a rat a parsec away. It doesn't change that he's a very powerful man - with very powerful weapons, I might add - who could wipe us out if he wanted to. I'll figure something out.
>>45705372We kind of like Reike, he's been straight with us.
>>45705463We TOLERATE Reike because he's been straight with us. Most direct encounters with him leave Rhys's stomach in a knot. The very first time meeting him, both Rhys and Misri felt nothing but bad juju from him.
>>45705517He is, in fact, a spooky cunt.But he's a spooky cunt who has, so far, paid on time and kept Rhys from being killed.Of course, at some point Rhys is simply going to have to decide where the line in the sand is for 2spooky.
>>45705517but since then we have strayed in the direction of the dark side
>>45705570Have we? >>45705539True but where will the line be drawn.
>>45705570There is absolutely nothing wrong with the Dark Side.
>>45705729Star wars dark side tends to be evil stupid.
>>45705729It really depends on the applications but i think the way Sidious is thinking may be a bit much.
>>45705729Name one good Dark Sider.One.
>>45705302>Other>“I’m giving it as much thought as I can, and he’s reliable. Yes, he's creepy and I get bad vibes from him. But he's been reliable and a man of his word so far. I'm not going to betray an employer first."
>>45705802Asaji Ventrasses >>45705770This, This is what i have a problem with.
>>45705770>Star wars dark side tends to be evil stupid.Yes, that's true. But Reike has proven time and again that he is not evil stupid, he is evil smart.He is competent, evil, and completely ruthless.
>>45705842Asajj isn't actively evil. That's not the same thing as good.
>>45705888How would you define a good dark side force user? >>45705869This, and that's what scares me about him.
>>45705922Someone who uses their powers to help people?
>>45705962How do you help someone with electricity made from pure hatred?
>>45706002Revan went Light Side after his amnesia.
>>45705984Restart their starship? Restarting a heart? Reviving a droid? Cooking a warm meal? Charging my phone?
>>45705984Don't use that power? You can still use passion to empower yourself.>>45706002While not canon, Starkiller's not a bad example. Revan eventually descended into full supervillainy, i.e. TOR, but again, dubious canonicity.
>>45706051>I FUCKING HATE YOU, PHONE>DROPPING MY CALLS ALL THE FUCKING TIME RRRRRRRRRRRRRR
>>45706056As far as KOTOR 1 is concerned, Revan canonically went full light side.
> Other“Look. He’s reliable, alright? Creepy, yes. But a reliable employer is more rare in this kind of galaxy than you think. Just trust me on this. I’ve given it thought, and I am not simply going to up and run out on him. And if I wanted to, he’d probably vape us without a second thought.”Misri sighs, keeping her arms closer to her chest, looking away. On her belt, you see her lightsaber, at least one of the halves of it. She’s developed a way of disguising them as simple tools on her belt, to keep Imperial security guessing. Not that it’s really necessary anymore since you work for them now. She says to you, “Don’t take it the wrong way, Rhys. I’m sorry. But… well-“ She shakes her head. “I just want to be sure you’re not going to run somewhere I can’t follow, where I won’t follow.”“I know you’re going to be with me for a long time, Misri,” you say. “You’re part of this crew.”“Not if you put yourself above others,” she says. “Rhys, I’m tired of running around, feeding off of people like this. I’m tired of- I’m tired of hiding who I am! I’m a Miraluka, the last of the Miraluka! Don’t you realize that!?” She steps up to you, looking into your eyes despite the lack of her own. “I want to help people, and we aren’t doing that working for the Empire!”You place your hands on Misri’s shoulders. “We’ll help others, when they help us. That’s the golden rule,” you say.She shoves your hands away, frowning. “It’s a stupid rule.” She turns around and goes back to working on Lev.What are you going to do with her? You look over at R5, who slowly turns his dome back to look at Lev.> Talk with Kuvasz. See what he has to say.> Talk with Vikker. At least make sure he’s working.> See what Whisper has to say about all this.> Other
>>45706110No, canonically he came back from that jedi fight during training wearing sith clothes and wielding two red light sabers and no one found it alarming.
>>45706156>> Talk with Kuvasz. See what he has to say.Grandpa, Misri's doing that thing with the stuff again!You mean guilt?Yeah, that thing!
>>45706156>See what Whisper has to say about all this.>We’ll help others, when they help us. That’s the golden ruleI'm pretty sure that's not how it goes.
>>45706156>> Talk with Kuvasz. See what he has to say.We need old man knowledge.
>>45706156> Talk with Kuvasz. See what he has to say.
>>45706231How does that go?
>>45706083I think force pull and force lightning are the better force powers utility wise. Never have to leave the couch. I wonder how cooking with the Dark Side will taste like?
>>45706158Star Wars Universe Canon was weird like that wasn't it?
>>45706156>> Talk with Kuvasz. See what he has to say.Vikker might be the bad sort of advice considering he advocated dropping MIsri off the next planet.Whisper, I feel we don't know her well enough.
>>45706156>> Talk with Kuvasz. See what he has to say.Crazy Old Uncle Mandalorian advice is best advice
> Talk with Kuvasz. See what he has to say.--“The Force Harvester?” He shrugs as he sits on his bed, polishing off the components of his DE-10 Blaster pistol. “Bluntly speaking, you’d be stupid to hand over something that powerful to someone who’s been convicted of war crimes in the past, been part of several ‘liberations’ of rebelling planets, and has even been called the Sterilizer of Geonosis,” he says bluntly.You cross your arms. “Don’t tell me you agree with Misri.”“I do,” he says. “The Force Harvester is dangerous. It’s capable of immense destruction if put in the wrong hands. I want to see it destroyed, or if not that sent somewhere where no one can ever find it. You can’t just assume that he’s going to put it away in storage for safekeeping, Rhys.”“Look, he’s been honest with me, he’s given me my pay, he’s straight.”Kuvasz shakes his head, looking over the barrel of the DE-10. “Honest does not make goodness.”“So what, you’re going to threaten to leave me too?” you ask.He shakes his head again. “It’s not in my place to tell the youth what to do and force them to do things they don’t want to do.” He places the DE-10 in his holster, then hunches over and looks you in the eye. “Rhys, it is up to you alone to realize the implications of something like this. You can’t go your entire life believing in just a payment. Sometimes there are things bigger than you, bigger than all of us.”You lean on the doorway, frowning. Figures that the one Mando you regularly interact with would actually agree with Misri. Any other Mando, maybe even the Warmaster and the Furies, they’d probably just tell you to rip stuff up and tear things down. “Kuvasz. Say if I were to give the Force Harvester to Reike, and if he were to use it to start wiping out entire worlds. What would you do then?”[1/2]
>>45706837[2/2]He stares at you, unsure of what to say it seems. So you finally stumped him. He shrugs. “I’d probably shoot him.” Oh. You blink, that’s a surprising but… not so surprising response you guess. “Then I’d shoot you.” Oh. Alright then. “But I know it won’t come to that. Want to know why?”“Why?” you ask.“Because I know that you will make the right decision. You’re a good man, I can tell, Rhys.” He smiles a little. “Even you won’t allow something like that to come to pass.”You nod slowly. He’d shoot you, eh? Hmph. At least he’s being honest. “Well, besides that, I’d probably kill you first,” you respond.“Maybe.” He chuckles a little. You chuckle a little back. You’re not sure why, it is kind of funny on the surface. The implication that the two of you would probably kill each other over something like this, hilarious.--You finally arrive at the Uncharted Planet. The ISD Assertor is already in your view, in orbit over that bright blue ball of a water world. If that thing is allowed to orbit the planet, it must mean that the Subjugator isn’t here, or it may be somewhere on the surface. It’s a pretty big ship, so it can’t be hard to miss.The Lion’s Share isn’t equipped for submersible operations, nor are the fighters either. Which means you only have maybe Kuvasz to help you, and one other person to dive into the deeps with you if they take one of the Stormtrooper suits. Who should you bring down with you?> Whisper> Vikker> Misri
>>45706865>> WhisperWon't we just be waddling in the water with just the suits on? I mean the Sucba Clones and the Aqua Stormtroopers, had modified gear and modified armor for this stuff.
Isn't VIkker an Aqualish? Don't their species breath underwater?
>>45707040He is, completely forgot about that actually.>>45706908The suits are or more less just for oxygen and protection. You're not planning on going too deep where Scubatroopers normally operate.
>>45706865>> WhisperThough she doesn't get along with our Kuvasz, she knows how to fight.
>>45707078So it's between Misri and Whisper then?
>>45706908Stormtrooper armor is fully sealed and does have (I think) up to a half hour of canned air. I'd assume that its mostly due to a highly efficient rebreather.
>>45707146Right now, pretty much.Choose your daughteru.
>>45707163Though we do carry a Life Support pack with us like we did during the Katana fleet search at the end of the Galaxy. Still we probably just sink without proper propulsion? I mean unless Rhys and Vikker Modifify their jet boots and jetpack. But that still leaves one person without a way to navigate.
>>45707172Don't you mean Waifu?
>>45706865>WhisperWe need someone who can fight on this recon job.
>>45707242Then wouldn't Misri be better because of her Miraluke ability to see figures behind walls and shit?
>>45707212It will be slightly lighter than your average SCUBA kit, which (including gear and suit) will weigh in between 45 and 60lbs, since the armor alone will weigh in at 15kg, or about 33lbs, throw in weapons gear and you might make it 40lbs.
>>45707429If that's the case won't we sink in the water?I mean Kusvaz's armor wears way more then a stormtrooper.
>>45707492We'll obviously sink if we don't swim, but just like SCUBA gear a standard set of trooper armor shouldn't encumber the wearer by dragging them down to the point where they can't resurface. As to how heavy is too heavy, I wouldn't know. I've only used a SCUBA apparatus once or twice, but both times I was wearing a full sized tank and it didn't give me any noticeable trouble surfacing. I think you'd have to be nearing 100lbs of gear (that's above water) to start pushing the weight limit that you can tow back to the surface, but don't take my word for it because I'm just speculating.
>>45707718I guess my main worry is that the actual Scuba gear was designed for underwater operations. Our armor is at best an improv with a lot of limitations.
>>45707765That is true, the stock trooper armor is less like a SCUBA and more like an NBC suit with a limited self contained air supply.
>>45707851Which was the point of the SCUBA Trooper. So my main concern is how will Rhys, Kuvasz, and Whisper will propel themselves underwater?
> WhisperWhisper puts on the Stormtrooper. Her back-mounted arm of sorts had to be discarded so she could wear the air tanks on her back as well. She wasn’t happy about that judging by how she was sitting in the cargo bay, sulking a bit at the lack of its presence. Misri carefully checks your armor and makes sure that everything is sealed. If there’s even a crack in anything, you’ll be fishfood. “Alrighty.” She nods to you. “You’re good.”Vikker rolls his shoulders, clicking his tusks. “Remind me again why we’re diving to search for a spaceship?”“Since it’s nowhere on the surface or in orbit, we might be reasonable to assume that it might be somewhere in the ocean hiding.” It’s farfetched but you’ve heard crazier. You remember stories of Acclamators making water landings to land SCUBAtroopers directly into the water. “Besides, you could use the exercise, Vikker.”Kuvasz attaches his safety cable to his belt. “Are we going or not?” You nod, walking up to the edge.“Remember,” says Misri. “You only have about an hour of air, so try and make things quick.”You nod. “Alright. Let’s go.” The four of you stand at the edge of the elevator, then jump into the water. The temperature is already chilling at your skin. This water must be freezing, even with that star its orbiting casting so much light on it. Kuvasz taps his helmet, then gives you a thumbs up. Vikker as well gives you the A-OK signal, as does Whisper. “Alright,” you call. You start wading through the water.[1/2]
>>45706865>> MisriFuck it, why not
>>45707956Good 'ol fashioned arms 'n legs.
>>45708068[2/2]This particular part of the ocean should be shallow, no more than several hundred feet deep. The reason you chose this part of the ocean was because Assertor was detecting some power readings in this area. Right now, all that was at your ears was the rushing and waving of the water around you.“There!” says Kuvasz. He points ahead. Coming into view now was the sight of Old Republic cruisers, sticking out of the sands and rocks. Reike was right, this must have been an old battleground. There must have been dozens of ships here, of unidentifiable class, sticking out of the ground. Their metal hulls were being eaten away by barnacles and coral growing off of them it seems. Maybe this is what these strange power readings were.> Explore inside one of the ships.> Keep exploring around the area.> Other
>>45708096> Explore inside one of the ships.Four thousand years of weather and rust probably means most of the good loot's been eaten away, but there still might be something fun.
>>45708096>Split up?Kuvaz and VIkker explores around while Whisper and Rhys explore inside one of the ships?
>>45708096>Explore inside one of the ships.
>>45708164We can only hope, that their must be something good?
>>45708096>Keep exploring around the area.Lets make sure there isn't anything dangerous in the vicinity. After that we should find some way to test the structural integrity of any wreck we want to explore, we wouldn't want any rusting supports to fail and have to deal with someone getting pinned inside of a sunken ship.
>>45708096>> Explore inside one of the ships.
You guys have any idea what things or loot we might find in here?Hopefully Aqua Trooprt Equipment.
>>45708574Well, the Republic Cruisers should definitely have clone-wars era gear in bulk. Since it's built for operation under water, I'd hope that whatever we find will still be functional to some degree.
>>45708829Maybe more droid stuff as well from the CIS.
>>45708949True, although most CIS gear is produced cheap and it probably wouldn't fare as well submerged for years, unless specifically designed to do so.
>>45709017You don't think that the CIS wouldn't sen out underwater Equipment with them?
> Explore inside one of the ships.We might find something useful or maybe spot droids salvaging the ships.
>>45709068That may be true, but even if they were using aqua droids, I'd assume that many of them would be filled with blaster holes and thus no longer water tight. At that point I'd assume that most of their internal components would have gone to shit by now.
>>45709118We don't need many just a couple, maybe those overpowered arms blasters will be nice.
> Explore inside one of the ships.--You force yourself into one of the Republic cruisers, and find that there are pockets of air in quite a few sections. It seems the old ship still has some good make left. Kuvasz and Whisper force open a door, letting you and Vikker walk in, blasters at the ready. You look around, the lights are on. Either the reactor’s been working all this time or someone is in this ship with you. “Vikker, you detecting anything?”“Nah,” he says, holding up a scanner. “Wait. Over there.” He points down the hall, where the lights are flickering and water is dripping in from the ceiling. You motion for your crew to wait where they are as you slowly walk up along the wall to investigate. You keep your hands on your DC-17 and the DL-44, prepared to make a quick and stealthy strike.Once you get to the corner, you peek out to see a pair of B1bis Battle Droids, Nautilus’ make. “How come we always get the stupid assignments?” one of them says. They are busy tearing off a good piece of metal from the wall.“We’re expendable, don’t you remember?” says the other one. “The Boss made it very clear, ‘you’re built to be thrown at the enemy. And in emergencies, you are also bombs.’”“Wait.” The welder stands up, then lifts up his welding mask. “We’re bombs?”“Yeah, we have bombs implanted in us, and if need be…” The droid pulls a pair of grenades off of his chest. “We just take these and go on a suicide run.”“… why do I get the feeling that maybe we’re on the wrong side?”“Get back to work.” The welder shakes his head, grumbling as he goes back to welding.Alright, so Nautilus is here.> Avoid the droids, keep searching.> Shadow the droids. They seem talkative. Loose lips sink ships after all.> Blast them.> Other
>>45709360>Use the Boomas
>>45709360> Shadow the droids. They seem talkative. Loose lips sink ships after all.
>>45709360>Shadow the droids. They seem talkative. Loose lips sink ships after all.
>>45709360>> Shadow the droids. They seem talkative. Loose lips sink ships after all
>>45709360>> Shadow the droids. They seem talkative. Loose lips sink ships after all.
> Shadow the droids. They seem talkative. Loose lips sink ships after all.You motion everybody over, they’re quick to stealthily come by you and crouch down. Once the droids are down carving out the plate metal, they pull it out of the wall and start carrying it down the hall. Time to follow them. You stand up and slowly creep up with Vikker, Whisper, and Kuvasz. “Say,” says the welder. “How many droids do you think this metal will make us?”“Maybe two,” says the other one. “Why do you even bother asking?”“I’m just asking, you think that the Boss is planning something?”“Of course he is!” The two droids head down a flight of stairs, where you stop up and wait. They step off at the next floor down and keep going. Time for you to go on now. “You remember the Force Harvester thing? And how we’re going to mount it on the Subjugator? And how we’re going to start wiping out all the worlds until nothing is left?”“Not really, my long-term memory programming is kind of shoddy,” says the welder. “All I remember is turning on all the hydrostatic bubbles so the ship can at least work underwater. Now that was a pain in the motivator.”“This is why we’re B1bis droids and not the Commandos, they are so much smarter than us,” says the other one sadly.“At least they’re not walking bombs,” says the welder.“True.”You stop, then see them walk into a concourse, probably the central hub of the ship. In there is a huge pile of scrap where other B1bis droids are busy dropping scrap material and circuitry in, with a BX-Series Commando painted echani white overseeing the process. “Took you long enough,” he says to the two B1bis droids.One of the B1bis walks over to the Commando. “Sir, we lost contact with one of the salvage teams.”“Get a squad and investigate,” he commands. A squad of five B1bis droids goes off down one of the halls to see what happened.Hm, in this room alone, only ten or so droids.> Go in guns blazing.> See where that squad is going.> Other
>>45710553> See where that squad is going.
>>45710553>Use a Booma on the BX-Series Commando Droid.He's obviously the leader, take him out will leave the B1bis droids confused.
>>45710553>> See where that squad is going.
how come the thread has been slow compared to earlier?
>>45710553> Go in guns blazing.
>>45710851I'm kind of tired and I had a bit of a row with family in the middle of it, so sorry if the posts are coming out slowly.
>>45710881:headpat:It's ok, Schteel-senpai. Just take your time and breathe a bit to release the tension.
>>45710643So Booma first and then guns blazing, while the B1s are still trying to compute what is happening?
>>45710881Oh, no what i meant lack of votes.>>45710919Also what this guy said.
>>45710929Basically this. Take out the commander, the B1bis will not understand what will happen.
>>45710919>>45710929Oh god, kenny has followed me
>>45710985lol, This is an ultra rare chance for me to follow one of Schteel-senpai's quests, while it is actually live on /tg/.
So we're tied between follow or attack? What do we do?
>>45710939Senpai noticed me!>>45710553>>45710643Booma the leader
>>45710881No sweat man, a good quest is worth waiting on.
>>45710643No, we actually need to stun or disable it.Remember the driods said the commandos are not walking bombs.Thats walking intel right there.
>>45711346Wouldn't the Booma be a good weapon to disable it?
>>45711471Oh yea, it is... Sorry. Mistook it for another weapon.
> OtherYou fish around your belt, then pull a booma out from it. Here we go, you’re getting flashbacks to grav-ball back at Flight School. You step out from the corner and hurl it at the Commando droid. He turns his head, and before he can even react, he gets pelted in the chest by it. He twitches, shaking and whirring in electric pain, before dropping entirely. His head lights up, aflame from the internal thermite bombs set in them. “Hey!” The B1s all turn their heads to you. “That’s not very nice!” says one of them.“Neither is this,” says Vikker as he blasts his head off. The other B1bis droids draw their weapons and start firing at you, their shots are much more pinpoint and precise this time, forcing you to find cover behind scrap and columns jutting from the wall. Kuvasz steps out, firing his DE-10 blaster at them first. He knocks the heads off of two, then strafes behind the scrap pile. You look over to Whisper.“What are you doing!?” you yell. She’s pulling off her helmet and her armor as well.“This armor is too restrictive!” she shouts. She tosses down the helmet. “I can’t see anything in that helmet either!” She ends up in nothing but the wrappings and plates around her chest, her shorts, and the wrist and shinguards. She charges at the B1bis droids, dodging their blaster fire with the adept flexibility of a Command droid.[1/2]
>>45711718[2/2]“What the-“ One B1 is immediately beaten down to submission. “It’s an Echani!”“I thought they were on our si-“ Whisper grabs this B1, then smashes his head into the wall. Another B1 charges her from behind. A big mistake, as Whisper grabs him, lifts him above her head, then smashes his spine against her knee. She tosses the remnants away.You, Vikker, and Kuvasz can only watch now as Whisper absolutely tears the entire group of droids apart. In just a few short minutes, they’re nothing but twitching, smoldering wrecks. Whisper huffs, grumbling as she rubs her knuckles. “… remind me not to annoy her,” says Vikker.Whisper looks over at you, then bows to you. “I am sorry if I was overeager.”> “No, no. Keep doing what you’re doing.”> “Why can’t you be this eager when you’re sparring in my room?”> “Just tone it down a little.”> Other
>>45711752>> OtherJust be careful and let us know if you're charging. We might run into our lines of fire.
>>45711752>> “Why can’t you be this eager when you’re sparring in my room?”also this.>>45711789
>>45711752>OtherThat was risky, it might work a few times but you're just asking to get killed charging into a fight unarmed.
>>45711752>> “Why can’t you be this eager when you’re sparring in my room?”Joke to show we are not mad then lecture.>>45711789>>45711817this.
>>45711752> “Why can’t you be this eager when you’re sparring in my room?”
>>45711752>“No, no. Keep doing what you’re doing.”
> Other“It’s a shame you aren’t this eager when you’re in my room,” you say. She quirks her brow, tilting her head confusedly. “Look, warn us next time. I don’t you to run into our lines of fire.”She nods to you. “Very well.” You hear more blasting coming down the hallway. Before you can say anything else, you’re already running to see what the noise is. You can investigate the wreckage of the droids later. You hurry through the halls, trudging through puddles of leaky water and through dark hallways until you reach another concourse area. Judging by all the tables flipped and turned around, it must be a mess hall.Inside were the droids, firing upwards at unseen assailants before being sniped by blue and green blaster bolts. You hold up everyone. You’ve got a weird feeling about this one.“We know you’re there!” yells someone. “Show yourself!”“And what if I don’t want to?” you ask.“Wait!” You blink. That voice. “Rhys, is that you?!” Eudora! You step into the mess hall, and look up at the second level to see Eudora poking her head up from some railings, wielding an S-5 Heavy blaster pistol. Next to her are some members of Menace Squadron as well, along with over a dozen sorry looking Mon Calamari. “… what are you doing here!?”“Uh.” You look around. You shrug. “Looking around, I guess.”[1/2]
>>45712865[2/2]The blonde guy next to Eudora nudges her. “Want me to put a hole in his head?”“Ease off, Jacko.” Eudora slowly lowers Jacko’s blaster. “Are you alone? Did you come with that Star Destroyer or with the giant Sep ship with all the droids?”“No, no, I’m here by myself,” you say. “And my crew.” Not counting the Star Destroyer in orbit. Or the impending arrival of Reike’s fleet should you find the Force Harvester.Eudora squints, looking at you skeptically. “You’re still working with the Empire. Aren’t you?” The Mon Cala start aiming their blaster rifles at you. You realize the score now. You’re not of much use left to Eudora now. But Eudora might be of use to you.> Charisma: “Look. Let’s talk. Maybe we can help each other.”> Intelligence: “You know, even if you shoot me. There’s still a Star Destroyer in orbit and more on their way. Won’t be much point.”> Skill: “Hey, go ahead and shoot, for all the good it’ll do you.”
>>45712883>> Intelligence: “You know, even if you shoot me. There’s still a Star Destroyer in orbit and more on their way. Won’t be much point.”
>>45712883>> Intelligence: “You know, even if you shoot me. There’s still a Star Destroyer in orbit and more on their way. Won’t be much point.”We should try and hint to them to blow up the weapon as soon as they find it.
>>45712883>Charisma: “Look. Let’s talk. Maybe we can help each other.”Threatening with the Imperial fleet is only going to get us shot faster.
>>45712883>> Intelligence: “You know, even if you shoot me. There’s still a Star Destroyer in orbit and more on their way. Won’t be much point.”Besides aren't their aligning themselves with the Sep droids?
>>45712963Make no mistake: the Force Harvester will indeed be destroyed. The question is how convincingly we're going to do it.>>45713022The Rebels haven't thrown in with General Nautilus. Otherwise, we'd have heard of it.
>>45712883> Intelligence: “You know, even if you shoot me. There’s still a Star Destroyer in orbit and more on their way. Won’t be much point.”>>45713018Because our help turned out so well last time.
>>45713057They knew the risks and it wa a suicide mission.
>>45712883>> Charisma: “Look. Let’s talk. Maybe we can help each other.”
>>45712883> Intelligence: “You know, even if you shoot me. There’s still a Star Destroyer in orbit and more on their way. Won’t be much point.”
>>45712883> Charisma: “Look. Let’s talk. Maybe we can help each other.”>>45713080We gave them a decent head start. Not our fault that they couldn't capitalize on it. They already knew that the Empire would be on their way, the moment we return to the fleet. Next time, if they want a better head start' they should pay Rhys with more than just lunch money.Dark Side points +3
>>45713050Put on a show infront of the admiral?If only Misri could train up to delete memories.We could then pull off damn interesting fakes against the one admiral who could read us.
>>45713265"By the time we got on site, the ship it was on had already launched into the sun. Shit's gone, admiral."
>>45713050> Make no mistake: the Force Harvester will indeed be destroyedAnd pass up sweet TIE prototypes? Fuck that.
>>45712883> Charisma: “Look. Let’s talk. Maybe we can help each other.”
>>45713424>Doom the galaxy and fly a TIE prototype>Save the galaxy and don't fly a TIE prototype
>>45713487> Doom the galaxyThe Empire collects superweapons like a girl collects shoes. One more isn't going to "doom the galaxy," and we may as well profit off of it.
>>45712883>Finger guns> Skill: “Hey, go ahead and shoot, for all the good it’ll do you.”
>>45713526The Empire has a problem, and you're being an enabler. How are they going to kick their superweapon habit?
>>45713526But wouldn't we lose Misri and Kusvaz if we do something like this?
>>45713561If someone gets addicted, that's their problem. To us, that just makes them a better customer.>>45713593So don't tell them.
>>45713593Exactly. Misri and Kuvasz flashed their loyalty flags this thread. If Rhys delivers the Force Harvester to Admiral Reike, they will leave.
>>45713593Kuvasz would be a loss, but we've got a small fleet of Mandalorians on standby. Misri is some starry-eyed kid with delusions of grandeur that have nearly gotten us killed, on top of neglecting her actual duty as the ship's engineer to fiddle with a flashlight.
>>45713635>nb4 >We'd kill babies for the right money! Rhys has no conscious!
>>45713635Well Rhys or Kusvasz might die.>>45713668Do we? They like us but they will be a potential threat to the empire and might be used against them.
>>45713593>>45713635If Misri leaves, good riddance. She's a colossal burden that frankly Rhys would be better off without. And Kuvasz threatened to kill Rhys, so fuck him.
>>45713788and we threaten him back. What's your point.
>>45713788Yeah quest would be ten times better if all we were was a murder hobo...
>>45713788You are a terrible person who doesn't put any stock in the feelings of your shipmates.
>>45713788you are just a barrel of fun, aren't you?>>45713593probably, and it doesn't matter how profitable your job is if all your friends are dead or abandon you.And inevitably the Empire WILL find Rhys more valuable as a brainfucked Inquisitor or a smoking corpse.
>>45713855The key is to get that Aurodium processed into credits ASAP and then go back to being a independent contractor.The sooner we get that done, the sooner we can start living the easier life that involves less having to deal with Empire/Rebel relations.
>>45713927The aurodium has already been processed, as of the end of the Katana Fleet arc.
>>45713942Then why don't we have a Gajillion credits?
If we manage to get through this arc, with most of our crew intact, I'd like to see how introducing Whisper to Vizla and have our future Mandalore learn the art of "The One Punch" would turn out.
>>45713855> probably, and it doesn't matter how profitable your job is if all your friends are dead or abandon you.We can recruit new crew, and we've got plenty of droids to fill in the gaps.> And inevitably the Empire WILL find Rhys more valuable as a brainfucked Inquisitor or a smoking corpse.Wrong. A big chunk of Rhys' value is his combination of charm, independence, and patriotism. The Empire isn't stupid, they're not going to just randomly throw useful assets away for the evulz.
>>45713970because it needs to be sold carefully.could we put a call out to Zann, have him come in, muck up the harvester, make sure it's destroyed and absolutely Not Rhys's Fault?
> Intelligence: “You know, even if you shoot me. There’s still a Star Destroyer in orbit and more on their way. Won’t be much point.”“You know, even if you shoot me, there’s still a Star Destroyer in orbit and a lot more coming this way, Eudora. There won’t be much point.” You cross your arms. “I ain’t working with the Seppies and right the Empire isn’t here. I think you and me can talk things out for just a moment.”The Menance Squadron pilots all glance at each other, nervously. Eudora however assuages their concerns by addressing you directly. “Fine, you’ve got ten minutes to explain yourself. We’ve got nothing but time down here anyway.” She hops over the railing, and walks up to you, dressed out in the orange flightsuit as is standard for most rebel pilots. She holsters the heavy blaster onto her belt. “Why are you here?”“The Seps have something I want,” you say.“It’s the Force Harvester, isn’t it?” says Eudora. You blink, how did she know? “Me and Menace Squadron have been hunting down Nautilus ever since the Katana Fleet fiasco. We thought we could trust him, it turns out he wants to use that to wipe out life in the Core and the Inner Rim systems. Everything, Emperor Palpatine, Coruscant, Darth Vader, all the Academies, everything.”“Wouldn’t that be good for your Rebellion?” you ask.“That’s billions, trillions of people even,” says Eudora. “They might not agree with what we think, that doesn’t mean they have to die.” Eudora places her hands on her hips, giving you a very stern look. “We can work together. The Subjugator has made a home here underwater to try and scavenge the metal and debris here. But while it’s underwater, it’s vulnerable. All those turbolaser towers won’t function underwater.”You look up to see Jacko and the rest of Menace Squadron looking down on you two. You look back to see Kuvasz, Whisper, and Vikker ready in case things go south. “Why would Nautilus bring his huge ship underwater?”[1/2]
>>45714007Zann would steal it and use it sort of like Iran would use nukes. To ensure the sovereignty of his territory against the empire.Bad, bad, bad, bad, call. Like Destroying the harvester by accident may piss off the empire. But it won't set us to KOS like giving it to Zann would.
>>45714000>The Empire isn't stupidYes it is. It absolutely is. It's a big, stupid, evil dystopic tyranny.
>>45714028[2/2]“To hide. The planet’s covered in debris not just from the Mandalorian Wars but from the Clone Wars too. We’re sitting in an old Republic Venator even, Rhys.” Oh, well, that’s fair. “All that metal and scrap is going to interfere with surface scans. Droids have all the time in the world to hide, and every day, Nautilus gets closer and closer to finishing the weapon that’ll mount the Force Harvester and allow him to start wiping out planets.”“Right, right.” You sigh, shaking your head. So this is what it’s come to? Working with the Rebels now? Maybe Reike will understand provided you make sure Eudora comes to him. “Do you have a plan?”“No,” she says simply. She sighs deeply, obviously frustrated as she runs a hand through her red hair. “We’re too few. The Mon Calamari refugees hiding out on this planet don’t have the resources either for a full-scale attack, and Menace Squadron’s numbers were halved during the Katana Fleet fiasco.”“Well, maybe I can help,” you say.“How?” she asks.> Force the Subjugator out of the water. We can call in the Empire to bombard it from orbit.> We infiltrate.> Force the Subjugator into deeper depths. A ship of that size can’t possibly survive pressures in deep waters without crushing under its own gravity.> Other
>>45713842> You are a terrible person who doesn't put any stock in the feelings of your shipmates.> feelingsOh no, their precious feelings might be hurt, clearly this means that we should turn against a powerful and extremely intelligent admiral who has dealt with us fairly. Because as everyone knows, feelings are the most important thing out there.
>>45714053>> We infiltrate.>> Force the Subjugator into deeper depths. A ship of that size can’t possibly survive pressures in deep waters without crushing under its own gravity.Hole the ship, shut down the power. Let the depths claim and crush it.
>>45714053>Force the Subjugator into deeper depths. A ship of that size can’t possibly survive pressures in deep waters without crushing under its own gravity.
>>45714093He's FUCKING EVIL, you twat.>>45714053> We infiltrate.I was kinda okay with the Empire at first, but they can't have the Force Harvester.Knowing the Empire, they'll "demonstrate" it on some poor planet and kill trillions, just like they did with the Death Star.
>>45714093Rhys can't live in fear of the Empire forever. Besides, it was established a long time ago that, at minimum, Rhys looks out for the well-being of himself AND HIS CREW. Once you start stripping out "his crew," that's when you become That Guy.
>>45714053>> Force the Subjugator into deeper depths. A ship of that size can’t possibly survive pressures in deep waters without crushing under its own gravity.
>>45714159>Knowing the Empire, they'll "demonstrate" it on some poor planet and kill trillions, just like they did with the Death Star.And they'll wave it all away with "they were Rebels" like nothing happened.
>>45714159> He's FUCKING EVIL, you twat.> implying that means we should turn on ReikeSmart evil wins out over stupid good every time.
>>45714053>> Force the Subjugator out of the water. We can call in the Empire to bombard it from orbit.> Force the Subjugator out of the water. We can call in the Empire to bombard it from orbit.But in actuality, the Empire will send boarding parties to seize the ship. Rhys win, the empire wins.Super tacdroid loses. And if the Rebs are smart enough to stay behind on the ship long enough, after splitting off and out of our sights, to plant charges when we are not expecting them to, maaaaaaaybe they can squeeze out a win to.
>>45714212Eh, you'd be surprised.
>>45714053>Force the Subjugator into deeper depths. A ship of that size can’t possibly survive pressures in deep waters without crushing under its own gravity.>>45714244bad evil space cat!
>>45714212no it doesn't. Spoilers, the Empire loses, Love redeems and Sheev gets heaved.I ain't supporting no Space Nazi's.
>>45714028> Me and Menace Squadron have been hunting down Nautilus ever since the Katana Fleet fiasco. We thought we could trust him> trusting NautilusMan, I wish she had died in the fight over the Katana fleet so we would have to deal with her ridiculous stupidity anymore.
>>45714278> Spoilers, the Empire loses, Love redeems and Sheev gets heaved.And Rhys has a chance to fix that.
>>45714244That...That works.We can put on a show.We don't know anything but we tell misri or kuvasz to tell the rebels to do their thing.That way our surprise will actually be a thing. And we might be able to fool the admiral.
>>45714244> And if the Rebs are smartPffft. Yeah, that's not happening.
>>45714276Being logical is not evil. It's practical. Just like saving the universe from destruction by entropy....by sacrificing one little girl's soul at a time.
>>45714244This is actually really good. A solid plan, clever, and revenge for Lev. Emps don't hate Rhys, Rebs get a win, and Jennis gets some scrap.
>>45714348The Empire doesn't have a list of smart imperials either.> Force the Subjugator into deeper depths. A ship of that size can’t possibly survive pressures in deep waters without crushing under its own gravity.
>>45714244I don't like this. The rebels are severely understaffed and lacking in munitions. You can't expect them to plant enough charges in such a short time across the whole ship that the ship is destroyed and the Force Harvester lost to the depths, especially not if the Empire is that close to actually recovering it. That's too narrow a gamble.
>>45714369You're an evil cat! Stop that! You're too cute to be evil!
>>45714385The Empire has at least a few.The rebels have zero.
>>45714380Oh! Addendum to that. We need to get Jennis some good Scuba gear. There is so much salvage here; She might be able to get herself out of debt...maybe.
>>45714408Leia and Mon Mothma are pretty brainy. I mean, the former DID successfully jack the Death Star plans and get them to safety right before Vader got his hands on her.
>>45714395Well either that or they can plant localised explosives on the weapon itselfl. Blow it up.
>>45714431I'm not sure Jennis is willing to brave Wild Space.
>>45714395Just plant charges in the engine room. The boom will be more than satisfactory to sink even a super dreadnaught.
>>45714442I think it was established that conventional explosives don't work on the Harvester.
>>45714053> We infiltrate.
>>45714474how does conventional explosives not work on machinery?
>>45714453Still worth the try. And who knows what Clone and Mandalorian Wars tech she might dig up for us to buy? Maybe even one of those Mando droids to gift to Viz to make up for the one we stole. Or even better yet, actual Mando armor to upgrade the her bodyguards' armor with.
>>45714516The Harvester is made of Sith bullshit. Conventional arms won't work.
>>45714419>>45714434They won't accomplish anything for years. Right now, in this quest at least, the rebels have consistently shown that they're dumber the a bag of hammers.
>>45714549Have Misri temporarily help the Rebels? She's...sorta jedish in a self taught kind of way. She might be able to do something.
We really need to send this damn thing into a sun.Even the suncrusher was retrieved from the crushing depths of Yavin.
>>45714592You're putting a bit too much faith in her. Either way, this puppy is gonna sink tonight.
>>45714592A self taught Jedi trying to get rid I of a ancient sixth weapon? You are joking right?
>>45714434> Leia and Mon Mothma are pretty brainy.They overthrow the legitimate, effective government of the entire galaxy, plunging it into years of violent civil war among a gaggle of warlords, and after years of bloodshed eventually replace it with a thoroughly incompetent reincarnation of the previous thoroughly incompetent government.Doesn't strike me as particularly brainy.
>>45714676IT'S RUN BY A SITH FUCKING LORDITS EVIL!Fuck off with this shit!
>>45714574Look at the whole Katana fleet arc. The rebels blundered about through the whole thing, accomplishing a grand total of nothing other than getting their shit kicked in.
>>45714676That is expanded universe it really depends on how German takes this
>>45714725Hey, they were able to destroy SOME of the fleet.
>>45714725That's mainly due to schteel. In the actual series with the Katana fleet they lock it down with Spec ops and drop it on the empire during engagements.
>>45714754Wait, the Rebels colony drop the fleet ships on the Imperials? That's sick.
>>45714722> T'S RUN BY A SITH FUCKING LORD> ITS EVIL!And it was still a vastly more capable government than the old republic before it or the new republic after it. See >>45714212> Smart evil wins out over stupid good every time.Look, if you can't think rationally, just sit down and let the adults handle this. You're not helping anything by just proclaim HURR DURR EVULZ whenever anyone tries to make a logical argument.
>>45714627Ok...you got me. I just wanted to see how she would react to being so close to Sith artifacts. Would it make her start giving the dark side a chance?And on that note, I gotta get my cat nap. My work schedule switched to me having to wake up at 6am to get ready.Good night Schteel-senpai!G'nite all!Good luck, Rhys. You seriously need a lot of it for this arc.
>>45714844Good night ken
>>45714737If he takes it any other way then he's a moron. Destabilizing a massive, galaxy spanning Empire that rules over a huge number of rival worlds/species/cultures/etc. is realistically only going to lead to disaster.
>>45714806Because Nazi Germany was a shining beacon of government efficiency.
>>45714754>>45714796No They pulled something out of hyperspace sure but it wasn't the Katana fleet.
>>45714877>>45714676AVE IMPERATOR and all that.
>>45714896Um anon... Not only did you just prove the hitler argument theory, but you are also wrong Nazi Germany was more efficient at the time than any other country, they did evil things but they were efficient.
>>45714993you're trolling at this point.you're literally arguing that the Nazis were a Good Thing.Back to /pol/ with you.
>>45714896It pulled Germany out of one of the worst economic holes in the history of the industrial world. It restored the pride of a nation that had been beaten down by the entire rest of the world and subjected to humiliation after humiliation. It fixed the mistakes of one of the most damaging and ineffectual governments in European history. And it did all of these things in only a few years.You're damn right it was efficient.
>>45714993They were so good it fucked them over when they lost. But Jesus, I'm really iffy about giving this thing to Reike though.
>>45714993Not to mention they had high industry and disciplined military.
>>45715028> Back to /pol/ with you.
>>45715040Eh their military was iffy, their main military corp you had to be a noble of a member of the nazi party. They had good officers
> Force the Subjugator into deeper depths. A ship of that size can’t possibly survive pressures in deep waters without crushing under its own gravity.“It’s a really big ship, no ship that size can survive underwater even with thick armor like it has.” You motion around the ship. “Look at this thing. It’s barely holding together and it’s not more than a couple of hundred meters beneath the sea level. If we force the Subjugator down deeper, the pressure and the water will take care of the rest for us,” you say.Jacko responds with, “They’ve got Aqua Droids and all kinds of stuff for handling underwater work though.”“Yeah, but those are specialists, and outside of the water, they’ll die like any other droid,” you respond. “Do you know where the Subjugator is?”One of the Menace Squadron members, a Polis Massan tugs on Jacko’s sleeve. He wildly signals and gestures with his hands, apparently communicating with Jacko through some kind of sign language. “Beezie’s saying that the Subjugator is docked next to the continental slope, it’s an intense drop off into the abyssal plains from there.”“Perfect,” you say. “We drop the ship down into the abyss, the Force Harvester goes with it.”“Just one problem though,” says Eudora. “We only have a few submarines, none of them are equipped for submersible combat, and we’re facing aqua droids and subcarriers with Manta subfighters.”“So?” says Jacko. “I got an idea.”[1/2]
>>45715040Their military was shit until late 30s early 40s actually.
>>45715099[2/2]Eudora plants her face in her hands, groaning. “Jacko, not another one of your ideas.”“No, no, this one is going to work,” he says. “We shut off the hangar shields and cutoff power to their emergency bulkheads. Water floods in through there faster than they can put up ray shields to stop it. And the Force Harvester gets thrown down into the depths too.” That… actually doesn’t sound too bad. Eudora seems skeptical though. “If you want, I can lead the team. I’ll take Jessie and Beezie here, we can do it, Eudora.”“Alone, no.” She turns to you. “But with you and me, yes.” Jacko rolls his eyes, frowning but apparently reluctantly agreeing.Great. Going back into the ship you just escaped from. How quaint.
>>45715118Actually their military was still kind of shit by the 30 and early 40s
>>45715118Which is when it actually mattered. That's efficiency.
>>45715132https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXiTrWjSGmgThat's it for this weekend. Hope you enjoyed the comeback of Lafayette Girls Academy and the continuation of Rhys' adventures through the Star Wars universe. Hope to see you next weekend.Follow at: https://twitter.com/GermanSchteelAsk at: http://germanschteel.tumblr.com/See you next time.
>>45714754>>45714796>>45714904Second battle of the Graveyard is what you're thinking of. Long and short of it. The Rebels had an old automated Alderainian Alderan? whatever cruiser that jumped out to help them because they started broadcasting Alderain IFF during a fight with the imperials. They didn't detect the automated ship at first and it wrecked them.I thiiink it was flying around in hyperspace.>>45715135They knew what they were doing by 41/42.
>>45715168Thanks for running.
>>45715028Nazi Germany had some good traits, you would have to be willfully ignorant to deny that. Between that and your whining about hurting people's feelings, I think you're the one who should leave.
>>45715168Dammit German, this story i never easy with you.But back to housekeeping.Any upgrades to our equipment?Any faction changes?
>>45714844>6amAh, to be able to wake up so late.
>>457152431. No current upgrades so far.2. No faction changes.
>>45715215Thing is, I want Misri and Kuvasz to stay but that anon's arguments are very weak it hurts.
>>45715273Is Misri's skimping work again?
>>45715293This thread took place immediately after last thread so there wasn't much work to be skimped on.Though she did get a bit further in developing her lightsaber at least.
>>45715321Why did she call it a fiasco? I mean that is what they wanted they destroyed the Katana feet ships.
>>45715356They only destroyed MOST of the ships, the rest, some 20-30 ships have been folded into Reike's fleet (which is very noticeably growing in size.) Plus, even though they did accomplish what they set out for, the chaos that ensued can really only be described as a fiasco.
>>45715356The whole selling them out so that the Imps showed up during and sstarted slaughtering them.>>45715321So.. What great treasure will we find next?Will you give Anons a chance at Glorious tanks from Rodina? Will Anons take Lovely limey tank?Or do you suspect Wehraboos to take the first german thank they can get?
>>45715276> I want Misri and Kuvasz to stayMisri has been nothing but trouble from the start, and if Kuvasz gets butthurt over this that's his problem. Getting obsessed about hurt feelings is tumblr-tier garbage, and if Kuvasz starts a fight over it then he'll get put down and he'll deserve it. Anon's argument is weak because his hugbox never allowed him or anyone else to develop the ability to think rationally.
>>45714806I thought the Old Republic was relatively stable it's just that it can't coordinate for shit during a war. The Empirefares relatively better but their stretched too thin.
>>45715397I think in hindsight, I really should've just put the anons in one tank. I think things are going to go pear-shaped with the ensuing debates with which tank to choose.As for treasure, I'd need to look up on Wook. I almost had Rhys chasing after the Valley of the Jedi, but I decided to keep Dark Forces intact because I like Dark Forces. I grew up with Jedi Outcast and Academy.
>>45715416The old republic was stagnant, not stable. Between the Senate and the Jedi, pretty much nothing was allowed to happen. Look at the technology of 3000ish BBY and compare it to 20 BBY. Close to zero change. Borders? Zero expansion. People? Living pretty much the same as they did before.The Empire got shit done.
>>45715406She managed to upgrade a lot of our equipment in which proved useful in a fight, so I wouldn't say she's nothing but trouble. >>45715392So what makes Eudora think that with Rhys, they can pull this off? She's a fighter pilot not a ARC Trooper.
>>45715028You are literally retarded at this point. where did I say that the nazis were a good thing, Efficiency at the cost of humanity is never a good trade.The post i replied to (Clearly yours) never brought morality into question only efficiency, and the Nazis were Ridiculously efficient .Back to the box with you.
>>45715406>think rationallyThat's code at this point for "fuck you, pay me, damn the consequences." Also, "I'm scared of opposing the Empire, so I will never turn against them because I'm in too deep."
>>45715470Clearly the Centaur is the best choice!Or all the tanks are gone and all that's left is a t-28 or.. a Kv-1 or a run down Su-122. Tovaresh please.
>>45715476Out of curiosity what got done?
>>45715550This, for starters.
>>45715529A rational actor is one who maximizes self interest. This is basic economics, you should try opening a book some time. Though really, I shouldn't be surprised that a tumblrcunt doesn't know the first thing about economics. Or anything really.
>>45715499She and Menace Squadron are trained to act as saboteurs and infiltrators out of their X-Wing. Part of their schtick was guerrilla assaults on Imperial shipping lanes, destruction of assets on the ground, and coordination of rebel cells out of contact with the greater organizations of the Rebel Alliance. They're basically Wraith Squadron except less well-equipped and incredibly starved for manpower.>>45715542Oryola Kuznetsov would love your love for russian tanks.
>>45715593And why did they think Rhys could help, he's a fighter pilot and a treasure hunter not a 'elite' sanoteurs.>>45715590I don't like emotional's anons points but i'm not sure if we should give this harvester to Reike.
>>45715529Rebels = feelings = emotional = tumblrImperials = logic = rational = /pol/
>>45715590Oh please the assumption that individuals are rational actors is flawed. The whole problem is that individuals cannot be aware of all possible outcomes or rewards etc. Humans aren't rational actors. Various things override pure economic profit or survival. I'd argue a lot better if I wasn't exhausted. Don't randomly throw out bits of theories to try and win internet arguments. It's just foolish.
>>45715590>A rational actor is one who maximizes self interest.First, keep the name-calling to yourself. Second, that's a very narrow view of treating things, and it's a view that the likes of Misri and Kuvasz are explicitly trying to broaden. It's not merely for their own personal feelings, but - as far as they feel - it's also for Rhys's own well-being as well as the sake of the galaxy as a whole. They believe that putting the galaxy in even more intense peril is not worth the paycheck, and that no one - especially not Rhys - should not have such a thing on their conscience.
>>45715633> I don't like emotional's anons points but i'm not sure if we should give this harvester to Reike.So instead of being a completely irrational tumblrcunt, you're just an indecisive waffler. So much better.
>>45715633Because unlike them, Rhys has actually been inside of the ship, has several useful crewmembers who can contribute to a successful infiltration, and has an incredible eye for detail which will help them in their sabotage attempt.
>>45715593Tovarish, for Rodina!>>45715652>Rational to enslave races other than human>Rational to employ cheap ineffective fighter craft and obscenely expensive super weapons>Advocating for a closed market systemThe imps might have even had a command economy I'd have to look into it.
>>45715673Well self interest isn't limited to economic gain. Anon should probably read Maslow and get back to us.
>>45715686Are you the anon who really wanted the TIE Prototype?
>>45715657> people aren't rational so it's okay for me to be irrational> I'd argue better if it weren't for this other thing> Don't bring your facts into thisYou're either trolling or someone has managed to distill all the worst bits of tumblr into a single person.
>>45715751Thanks pastebin anon, you're the real hero.
Han Solo may have been a prick to everyone except Chewie, but I don't recall him directly putting trillions of lives in jeopardy for a payout.
>>45715686Indeed i am, I'm still debating on the idea of it.
>>45715741No see that's the tired thing and what I was worried about.Humans are not rational actors no matter how much they try to be as they're never fully aware of what's in their best interest.It's also not rational to boil everything down to profit as you seem to be doing.
>>45715703> Rational to enslave races other than humanYes, it is. Societies work best when homogenous, so non-humans should be kept out of any sort of decision making role. At the same time, they can be used for labor. Slavery is the logical answer to.> Rational to employ cheap ineffective fighter craft and obscenely expensive super weaponsThe TIE is cost effective, and superweapons bring entirely new options to the table.
>>45715808What is there to debate? Literally no one in this thread has managed to present a convincing argument for not giving Reike the Force Harvester, while plenty of people have made rational arguments in favor of it.
>>45715846Are you trolling?While I agree the TIE is cost effective, the super weapon thing is retarded.That's the equivalent of Hitlet's Gustav and Maus projects.
>>45715870Not really all i see is emotional appeals and some anon bringing down emotional appeals to tumblerites garbage.I see no arguments in favor for it.
>>45715846Nigga just went maximum Imperial apologist. Holy fuck.
>>45715874The only thing retarded about the death star was its achilles heel, which really nothing but a plot device that can just be chalked up to bad writing. The general idea was perfectly reasonable. People will think twice about rebelling if they know that their planet could simply be destroyed. And, more importantly, their neighbors will do the real legwork of the enforcing loyalty, for fear that they'd get blown up too.
>>45715846The super weapons like the death star are a horrible waste of resources confined into one sink. It's like Hitlers Super weapons! Big Burtha or Gustov or whatever they were called the damn railway guns.The Star destroyers I think are fine I see them like aircraft carriers. The TIE is trash but might be fine if they were still using clone solders. Pilots are an expensive resource that are being wasted.The society was effectively homogeneous the empire is exacerbating and creating divides between species.Slavery is cost effective but horrible for development or advancement.It takes away all motivation to succeed and innovate. It's got the same problems as socialism. Everyone is the same, you've got no hope, why bother?
>>45715870Eudora outright said trillions of lives - Imperial lives, if you must - are at risk if the Force Harvester is recovered.
>>45715788Your welcome not much to change other then the booma.What is left of Menance's squadron's equipment such as ships and firearms along with the Mon Cala?
>>45715870Literally one of the first things they do with the Death Star is destroy one of the oldest, most beautiful worlds in the Core because it's a possible Rebel leader's homeworld. And for at least four years before that they were sterilizing worlds via Base Delta Zero, and Reike openly admitted the plan was to use the Harvester to expand that.Best case scenario the only good choice is to destroy the thing so nobody gets it.
>>45715981Five X-Wings and their pilots and droids survived. They've got some heavy blaster pistols like Eudora's S-5. The Mon Cala are relying on old blaster rifles as well that work underwater.
>>45715975Only if Nautilus gets it. If the empire does, it's the rebels who will be targeted.
>>45715998Of course, the response to this will be "but they're Rebels."
>>45715962The Problem with the death star was the amount of resources built into it. Making improved and more Star Destroyers or building a better TIE as a Standard craft would have been better investment.>>45715972Actually the TIE did good in what it needed to do, which was to outfit as many troops to expand as quickly as possible. But again bad investment.
>>45715998Except Alderaan WAS supporting the rebellion. The fact that it happened to be old or pretty doesn't change that. They were backing an armed insurgency against the legitimate government.
>>45716028How did they get the Submarines?
>>45716076>Kill everyone on the planet>Destroy a cultural and industrial base irrevocably>because SOME people on the planet were rebels.That'd be like America nuking Afghanistan or Iraq til they glow green.
>>45716079The Mon Calamari refugees loaned them off to the Rebels in exchange for protection from the Seps and the Empire.
>>45716059The death star would have reduced the need for star destroyers and TIEs. If everyone is too afraid to rebel and actively works to keep their neighbors from rebelling, the death star can do the job of whole fleets without even needing to do anything. And in doing so it can prevent rebellion before it happens, while a star destroyer is a reactive measure.
>>45716076TThen they could have just destroyed Aldranan's government and replaced it with Imperial sympathizers. the whole idea of a death star kind of backfires if it supposed to scare people then these people will lash out in desperation like the rebels did do in A new hope.
>>45716128> That'd be like America nuking Afghanistan or Iraq til they glow green.> implying that isn't exactly what we should have done
>>45716128The guy is nuts. He's trying to be Machiavellian but he's overshooting. Even Machiaveli understood you can't jump the shark because once it pushes from fear to hate (Death Star) you're fucked.
>>45716138How in the hell did they pull off that deal? The Rebels are wiped out in this area due to the Katana fleet?>>45716157But it's only one station it can't keep track of everything in every sector. if you had a small squadron of them, you might have a point but the reources for one Death star is ridiculous.
>>45716190>Implying that wouldn't have set the entire planet against the U.S.That's enough responding to bait for tonight. Good night troll. See you next time schteel runs.
>>45716223> MachiaveliAnyone who knows anything about Machiavelli beyond the shallow pop-culture version knows that he was writing satirically. Nothing in The Prince was meant seriously.
I don't know which is worse overly emotional anon or overly rational anon.
>>45716237They're Rebels. If the Empire finds them, they'll be enslaved. If the Seps find them, they'll be slaughtered. The Rebels are the only ones that aren't trying to actively kill or enslave them.
>>45715470It's okay just have a bunch of cute girls beg anon to let them keep the tank/
>>45716304No, that's the new pop culture thing going around that, "Lol He didn't really mean anything!"
>>45716327But the rebels can barely protect themselves let alone others. Honestly what did the rebels originally wanted to do with the device?
>>45716376They can't destroy it with conventional arms, their first plan was to send it into a black hole, but that didn't work.
>>45716307> overly rational anonThere isn't one in this thread.People like to claim that rationality is the same thing as being selfish because it's a nice sounding excuse to continue being selfish while also feeling good about yourself for being selfish. In reality, rationality is very limited in terms of determining goals. It's much more useful as a process. It's a handy tool, but what you're shooting for when you use that tool is a very different matter.
>>45716409No what i meant, when they first had the device what was to be done with it?
>>45716128It's more like the US nuking Connecticut into oblivion because you caught the Governor's daughter as a possible leader of an anti-government militia out in Arizona.
>>45716427And every economist worth their salt says you're full of shit. A rational actor is defined as one who maximizes self interest. Next time, trying learning about something before you run your mouth off and look like an idiot.
>>45716427Oh i know but that was the anon who kept preaching and calling the responses tumblir garbage.I'm honestly on the fence about this.
>>45716450The Rebels didn't originally own the Force Harvester. It's always been in Nautilus' hands. While they initially were willing to work with Nautilus purely to have a base to work from, when they found out about the Harvester they immediately rebelled against the idea of using it.
>>45716525and how long did the rebels knew this? I mean i doubt Nautilus asked to meet up with Menance Squadron to join hands after seeing their the only ones left.
>>45716427>>45716490I honestly hope there is a in between that can be met here.
>>45716573Menace Squadron is a lot more dangerous than you might give it credit for. They've been a constant thorn in the Empire's side for some time, being too small to engage effectively with larger Star Destroyers and being too elite to face with regular TIE Fighter units.As for your first question which I don't particularly understand, they met with Nautilus first. Then they found out about a day later and immediately tried to destroy it but were repulsed.
>>45716490> And every economist worth their salt says you're full of shit. Only those that devoutly believe in rational choice theory, which has the problem that it is simply not supported by empirical evidence. Which is to say that it does not reflect reality.
>>45716639Doesn't look like it. One side wants to give Reike the force harvester, the other wants to destroy it so that no one can have it. Not really much of an in between there.
>>45716701Careful anon. Boundaries to rationality, political rationality, and any other theory you want to throw out is going to get you called a tumblr fag.
>>45716727But how do you destroy it, it's made with bullshit Sith material.
>>45716742Well sending it to the depths of the ocean would be cool. Later we can have a quest where someone has to swim down there and fight sith sharks or something.
>>45716661I understand now, though i'm still kind of half surprised Eudora didn't shoot Rhys because the Katana fleet. Though i imagine it's because she knew the risks.
>>45716742Even if we can't destroy it, we might be able to put it where no one can get to it. A black hole, a star, even a gas giant could work.
>>45716814Neither of these options are good due to Reike's flleet are in orbit.
>>45716777Eudora has always been fairly even-tempered. Honestly, I'm more surprised that anons didn't try to kill her given the level of hatred for her that has been expressed in previous threads.
>>45716856I actually really like her. The hatred for Eudora seems to be coming from one or two anons who have a boner for the empire.Lottie is still worse girl.
>>45716856We haven't been given a chance to yet, since we promised to give her to Reike.Not sure how will the vote will swing in the next couple of threads regarding her.
>>45716893Much of Rhys's inner conflict (read: thread arguments) comes from those couple voices who are fervent Imperial patriots.>>45716913Reike never explicitly ordered Rhys to bring Eudora to him. He only politely asked to bring her in if it wasn't any trouble, if he ever actually finds her. The Force Harvester is still priority one.
>>45716943True but the idea of giving him the force harvester is still up in the air right now.
>>45716969The current plan is to sink Nautilus's flagship with the Harvester on it so no one gets it.
>>45716989That is the plan we are telling Eudora right now, how anons votes will shift will depend on the next couple of threads.
>>45717024I'm hoping anons won't get too emotional and manage to do this in a way that it won't get the admiral angry at us. I'm still sticking to my plan of getting the empire involved and then just watch as the Rebels sink the thing, right when it is so close to the Admiral's grasp.We still look good for finding it. Thus keeping us in the admiral's good graces. He can't blame us for Rebels sinking the thing, because we're not supposed to know that they would sink it, instead of stealing it for themselves. Eudora will get to live and maybe we get to see her in Rhy's bedroom in the future.A win for everyone, except the super tacdroid because F him for putting Lev out of action.