Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Infinite+Stars+QuestOther Quests: http://pastebin.com/sYpqmWZgYou are Captain SAMANTHA WELLINGS, a newly minted captain of the Centauri Accord!Currently, you were getting ready to break out a man by the name of Genger Shore from Hegemony custody. He was one of Felicity's goons, and also happened to be connected to your sister Carly, who you had lost contact with many years ago. Unfortunately, despite your best efforts, neither you nor your crew could dig up additional details besides him happening to serve on the same ship your sister did. Records on the Solar Sailor were scant, so scant that there was never even a confirmation that the ship had gone missing. There was just... nothing.And there, sitting just off the Gullinbursti's port side was Felicity's ship, the Lavender's Kiss. The both of you were waiting for Holly to arrive to begin the assault.Maybe she knew something...?>Ask Felicity>Keep this close to the vest for now.>Other
>>46720333>Keep this close to the vest for now.
>>46720333>>Keep this close to the vest for now
>>46720333INB4INB4FIRST POST>Keep this close to the vest for now.
>>46720333>>Keep this close to the vest for now.
>>46720358>>46720367>>46720369>>46720372>>46720475>>46720480We're gonna have to bare our chest sometime anons.
>>46720513Not like this suit leaves much to the imagination in the first place.
>>46720540Some might argue that we might as well be wearing nothing at all.speaking of which, ever wonder if Sam sleeps naked in space (totally for imagery)? Also Zero-G showers
>>46720571We already have zero-g showers today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDbbJWKKQu0
>>46720571Makes you wonder how famous our Space Pirate associate is compared to other pirates, doesn't it? I mean, chances are, she's less infamous than Not!Harlock.
So what's our course of action gonna be if we find our sister has had her Psionic potential awakened by the Elders/Megacorps/Ayy Council?
>>46720681Go rogue, cut ties and fly free to protect her from getting exploited.Or, you know, hand her over.
>>46720681We don't even know the motives of the people who awoke her so we can't really decide on anything if it happens.>>46720658>The interior of the Lavender's KissSome captains just love to decorate...
>>46720721And what, make for Confederacy space? I doubt that the Space South would take kindly to an Accord ship, rogue or otherwise, flying through their territory.
>>46720681Pic relatedWe don our battle armour and try to pin each other to the ground, and use our non-lethal stun swords for massive clothing damage, but rather irritating flesh wounds.
>>46720775Nah, this is the interior of the Lavender's Kiss
>>46720814>Most cutting edge ship in human space under their control>They wouldn't take kindly to it
>>46720333You decide not to say anything to Felicity about this for now. Best to keep something as sensitive to this close to the vest. You'll still need her help on this op. "Your help is supposed to be coming, right?" Felicity purrs over the comms. "You promised me she'd come along!""She's probably just running late." You sigh. "You sound troubled." Felicity coos. "So much tension in your voice! Is something bothering you?""Not particularly." You sigh. "Awww, don't be mean like that! You can tell your deal old friend Felicity!"Thankfully, Molly's arrival cuts the pirate off. Her destroyer, the Astral Rush, appears in a flash as it drops out of FTL. It was a Normandy-class destroyer similar to Gullinbursti. However, she did have a differing armament. Unlike the massive ion cannon like Gullinbursti, Astral Rush has a pair of massive energy gatling cannons mounted just under each wing root, and you could see over a dozen smaller point defense turrets placed strategically along its hull. It certainly looked to be a ship built to get up close and personal. "And the hero has arrived!" Molly proclaims happily. "Hey there, Sam! Hey there dirty pirate scum!""Oh, I like her already!" Felicity chortles. "Well, it's already been decided that we'll distract the defense forces while brave Captain Sam here handles the actual jailbreaking!" Felicity chuckles. "What of our dear Captain Molly?">Have Molly engage the Hegemony defenders.>Have Molly cover your ship.>Other
>>46720886>>Have Molly engage the Hegemony defenders.
>>46720886>Have Molly cover your ship.We want the plausible deniability of not having Molly seen blatantly working alongside pirates.
>>46720886>>Have Molly cover your ship.I swear that one day we'll have to infiltrate using a certain disguise.
>>46720886>Have Molly cover your ship.
>>46720886>>Have Molly cover your ship.
>>46720886>>Have Molly engage the Hegemony defenders.Let her have some fun--we've got a fleshbag to capture.
>>46720886>Have Molly cover your ship.Remember, sudden yet inevitable betrayal. Leaving Felicity to deal with the Hegs means she's in a lesser position to betray us.
>>46720886>Have Molly engage the Hegemony defenders.
>>46720933And of course, it'll be primarily Amy who does it.Meanwhile, everybody else is on a sneaking mission around the back.
>>46720886"Molly, you'll be sticking close to us." You instruct your fellow Accord captain. While we're boarding the the transport, Gullinbursti will be a sitting duck, so we'll need you to hold back any Heg forces that get funny ideas.""Haha, I guess that's fine!" Molly chuckles. "If I do save you, that'll just be another one you owe me! Then we can double team that pirate after she tries her sudden yet inevitable betrayal!""Ha, now I REALLY like this one!" Felicity laughs. "I wouldn't mind getting double teamed~.""Calm down, you two." You groan. "If the intel is right, that transport will be leaving right about now. Get ready to jump to FTL in 30 seconds.""Aye aye, Captain." Felicity says somewhat mockingly."All right! Let's do this!" Molly says in expectation."Amy, you have the coordinates punched in?" You ask your helmswoman."Yep." Amy nods. "Captain." Bradford steps forward. "I understand you have a bit of a personal stake in this matter. I was wondering if you were really comfortable handle this from the bridge.""What are you saying, Bradford?" You raise an eyebrow."I'm wondering if you would rather be part of the boarding team." Bradford sighs, obviously uncomfortable with the suggestion. "While I would otherwise advise against it, it seems appropriate for a mission such as this...">You'll stay on the bridge.>You'll go with the boarding team.>Other
>>46721214>You'll go with the boarding team.
>>46721214>>You'll go with the boarding team.You're right, this is personal this time.
>>46721214>You'll stay on the bridge.Not our place to be shot at by infantry.
>>46721214>>You'll go with the boarding team.Slap on that hardsuit and ready the stun batons--it's time to board this sucker and rip out anything valuable that isn't bolted down!
>>46721214>>You'll go with the boarding team.Let's do something new. Take the Heavy Suit.
>>46721214>>You'll stay on the bridge.
>>46721214>You'll go with the boarding team.Jeez Bradford, so tsun about wanting to fly the ship during combat.
>>46721274>Let's do something new. Take the Heavy Suit.This!!! Unlike the previous time, we mean business for this mission, and as such the heaviest armor should be used for boarding.
>>46721177Let's be honest here, it's either that or being a guinea pig for Nat.She'll probably pic the former.
>>46721214>You'll stay on the bridge.
>>46721214>>You;ll go with the boarding team
>>46721312And Nat goes ahead and experiments on Amy anywayAnd there was no downside at all
>>46721438>>46721438>no downside at allDepends on how much the rest of the crew can tolerate some 'changes'.
>>46721214"Thanks, Bradford, I'll go with the boarding team." You smile at your First Mate. "I trust that you can handle things from the bridge?""Of course. I wouldn't be here otherwise." Bradford nods. "Just go along already before I change my mind.""Go get em, Cap!" Amy grins."Don't go dying on us." Elsa adds.Lida just gives a quiet thumbs up."Thanks everybody!" You give a quick salute to your crew as you dash out and head for the armory at full speed.Tank already seems to know what's to happen, and steps aside and points to see which armor you want to take.>Light Armor>Heavy Armor>Other
>>46721477>>Heavy ArmorBoarding action ho!
>>46721477>>Heavy ArmorWe're not sneaking into ventilation shafts, or small spaces are we?
>>46721477>̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶T̶a̶n̶k̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶t̶a̶k̶e̶ ̶o̶f̶f̶ ̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶a̶r̶m̶o̶r̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶w̶e̶a̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶>Heavy Armor
>>46721477>Heavy ArmorMaybe find some way of camouflaging or colouring it so it's not uber-obvious who we're with?
>>46721214>Boarding Team! Tank's Waifu time!
>>Heavy Armor>>46721526Paint it red... all red...
>>46721474>>46721438Particularly when she gets excited.
>>46721566Nat is truly the science officer Gullinbursti needs.
So if Hoel is getting a beautiful clone, when will Sam get her psyker niece or sister or daughter?
>>46721529Darn. >Heavy armor. AGAIN, TIME TO MAKE TANK THINK INAPPROPRIATE THINGS!
>>46721612>Not wanting to go the third path and have a SON.
>>46720658Every ship just needs an alien crewmember as part of the compliment don't they?
>>46721638Tank for husbando?
>>46721640>SONSon? What is this 'son' you speak of?There are only waifus, daugherus, and girls in quests.
>>46721661>>46721638What if Tank is our sister?
>>46721685you forgot Bradfords as well
>>46721640I am 100% okay with a son, I just didn't want to list every possibility.But... who will the father? Or genetic donor, or whatever.Tank
>>46721694Other than Merc calling tank a "He" OOQ?Also, who wants to bet what his name is? I say John, or Raynor.
>>46721477You point to the heavy armor suit, which naturally was much larger and bulkier than the light armor. It as actually similar to the armor that Tank was wearing. Tank nods and gently picks you up by the shoulders like a cat and lowers you into the open armor. Immediately, the sensors in the armor detect your suit and immediately begins closing up around you, enclosing you in its protective armor shell. The helmet lowers over your head and the display winks on, giving you all of the relevant data that you needed. POWER: 100%SHIELDS: 100%ARMOR: 100%Tank motions to your that POWER is usually used to boost the armor's speed, strength, or shield power. It slowly regenerated over time, but it was best not to use it up all at once if possible. The heavy armor also generated its own protective SHIELD, which provided an additional layer of protection over your base armor. Shields would absorb damage in lieu of your armor, but could quickly be drained and would need to be regenerated from your suit's power supply, so it was best not to get too reckless.You nod at Tank's explanation, and then he points to the rack of weapons next to you. There were a few loadouts he suggested.(cont)
>>46721800First was a heavy plasma rifle with an underslung grenade launcher that fired submunition rounds at high velocity. A good offensive weapon. Second was a plasma caster, which was essentially an energy shotgun. Instead of pellets or submunitions, the plasma was channeled through a special refractor that split the projectile from a single beam into multiple smaller ones, creating a cone effect that made it monstrous in close quarters. There was also a handheld high frequence ax for even closer encounters.The final loadout was a heavy riot shield, that had its own build in shield generator separate from your suit's. However, the weight and bulk of the shield meant you'd only be able to handle a smaller plasma carbine rather than a full size weapon.>OFFENSIVE LOADOUT>CLOSE COMBAT LOADOUT>DEFENSIVE LOADOUT
>>46721821>DEFENSIVE LOADOUTKeep that prisoner alive!
>>46721821>>DEFENSIVE LOADOUTIn the end, we are still the captain, and thus cannot afford to get hurt too much. This is plenty good.
>>46721821>DEFENSIVE LOADOUTGotta survive guysAlso, we mini-Julie now
>>46721658>tfw no spess elf battle-witch that can shoot mind bullets and fry people's brains with Psyker powersWhy must you deny us top-tier ayy wiaifus, Merc?
>>46721821>CLOSE COMBAT LOADOUT
>>46721821>Defensive! Time to boop people with our shield!
>>46721821>DEFENSIVE LOADOUTThis is gonna be an escort mission; let's get the loadout that'll help keep the target alive.
>>46721854Because they're ayys anon
>>46721821>>CLOSE COMBAT LOADOUTDoes anyone here have that old "How to play Manguard" infographic from the days of ME2/ME3? Let's do that.
>>46721821>DEFENSIVE LOADOUTPeople might think the Defensive loadout is weak, but I bet they don't know how we can charge with the shield. Shield bash!
>>46721821>OFFENSIVE LOADOUTBecause reasons!
>>46721854We must learn Biotic Charge no matter the cost. Put ALL the skill points into Biotic Charge to the point where we can use it in tandem with our ship.
>>46721821>CLOSE COMBAT LOADOUT>>46721915Charging in is Tank's shtick, don't take his fun away from him.
>>46721978>implying his waifu displaying her patrician taste in combat tactics won't bring him far more emotional fulfillment
>>46722045So when are we giving him a pic to put in his helm?
>>46721978Or he tosses Sam at them like a football. Hit them with a five-foot-nothing power armored grunt and her shield.
>>46722079>Implying he doesn't already have a picture of Sam permanently in the corner of his HUD.
>>46722119>He has dedicated himself to protecting her smile
>>46721821Well, you weren't THAT much of a fighter, so you'd very much rather choose a more defensive loadout. Tank and the others could handle all of the actual nitty and gritty stuff of putting down enemies. You take up the shield and carbine. The shield automatically clamps to your forearm, and then retracts into a smaller size so it'd be easier to move around with. You then pick up the plasma carbine and it automatically maglocks to your thigh holster. Tank nods his approval at your choice and goes to take his own weapons, a massive two handed high frequency sword and an equally massive plasma repeater cannon. He certainly was not skimping on the armament. He gives you the thumbs up to signify that he was ready.POWER: 100%SHIELDS: 200%ARMOR: 150%As you, Tank, and the combination of men and combat robots march to the Gullinbursti's docking port, ready to breach. That's when Bradford's voice comes on again. "Captain, it occurred to me." He says. "Perhaps instead of going through the whole transport looking for our target, we just hijack the entire ship instead?""The ship's bridge is sure to be the most heavily protected part of the ship, through." Amy points out. "Especially for a prison transport.""Still, perhaps we can get a use out of the other prisoners. They can't ALL be pirate scum, right?" Elizabeth suggests."And if they are, well, more test subjects for me!" Natalia unnecessarily adds.>We're going in to nab he target. Nothing more.>Let's try to take the whole ship.>Other
>>46722185>>We're going in to nab he target. Nothing more.
>>46722185>Let's try to take the whole ship.
>>46722185>>Let's try to take the whole ship.
>>46722209That's the one--an Asari for your troubles, anon.>>46722185>Let's try to take the whole ship.GO FOR THE GOLD!
>>46722185>>46722185>>Let's try to take the whole ship.We're going to have to have find the whole manifest on who's being transported and why they're in prison in the first place.
>>46722185>Let's try to take the whole ship.Two Added Bonuses:1) easier to prevent the ship from jumping to light speed this way.2) We might get valuable crew/intel from extra prisoners3) fun challenge
>>46722185"We're going to take the whole ship, of course!" You say. "If we're going to go hard, we might as well go big, right?""It's your call, Captain." Bradford sighs. "Brace yourselves, we're jumping to FTL in 3...2..1..."You feel the Gullinbursti rumble as she makes the shift to FTL, and then rumbles again scant few seconds later when she drops out. You cue up the tactical display to your helmet, and can already see what's going on from the Gullinbursti's perspective. Lavender's Kiss dives straight into the fray, vomiting mass driver rounds and missiles at Hellgate Station. The station immediately lights up as point defense turrets and heavy weapons activate to both intercept the missiles and retaliate against the pirate ship. The two Halcyon class destroyers, their transponders tagging them as the Bulwark and the Winter's Bite, immediately make a beeline for the Lavender's Kiss. Felicity of course knows that she can't beat two Hegemony destroyers in an up front battle, so it was fortunate all she needed to do was merely distract them. The Lavender's kiss immediately turns away, taking itself out of the Halcyon's optimal engagement range, but staying just close enough to entice them to try and follow her.Meanwhile, the Gullinbursti and Astral Rush make a beeline for the large, boxy prison transport ship, which was only identified by a generic serial number. These ships tended not to be armed, and weren't terribly fast or maneuverable, so it would be a simple task for Gullinbursti to dock with it. "Hey Cap, should we soften them up a bit?" Elsa suggests."No! We need the ship in one piece, Elsa!" You groan."I'm just saying, we wing it a little!" Elsa clarifies. "Knock the crew off balance so it'll be easier to raid the ship!""Or risk sucking everybody out into vacuum." Amy counters.>"Soften up" the transport.>Don't harm it.>Other
>>46722613>"Soften up" the transport.
>>46722613>Don't harm it.
>>46722613>>Don't harm it.
>>46722613>>"Soften up" the transport
>>46722613>>Don't harm it.Just like Christmas morning, let's not shake our presents too hard--might break something before we even open it up.
>>46722613>>Don't harm it.dead prisoners cant talk or be used for medical experimentation by Natalia
>>46722613>>Don't harm it.We're trying to steal it, not kill it
>>46722675death maybe more merciful in that case...
>>46722717Or they become superhuman monster killers. That's better than death.
>>46722613"Don't harm it. We don't want to risk breaking anything." You tut. "Fiiiiine." Elsa sighs. "Fiiiiiine." Molly sighs.You look through the tactical display again and see the Gullinbursti taking position over the prison transport. The docking tube then comes down, locking onto the transport's dorsal hatch as the built in plasma cutter begins slicing through the other ship's hatch to give access. Tank motions for his squad to stack up to prepare for breach, and then motions for you to take position directly behind him. Looks like he didn't want you leaving his sight.>Follow Tank's advice and stay behind him.>You've got the shield. You should lead.>Other
>>46722883>Follow Tank's advice and stay behind him.
>>46722883>>Follow Tank's advice and stay behind him.
>>46722883>>You've got the shield. You should lead.We picked the shield for a reason--time to cut a path!
>>46722883>>Follow Tank's advice and stay behind him.He's the one with experience on these things, and odds are his armor is basically Super Heavy Armor+5
>>46722946>When Captain Sam Wellings throws her mighty shieeeeeeeld>All those who chose to oppose her shield must yieeeeeeld
>>46722883>>Follow Tank's advice and stay behind him.We WILL listen to the guy that has 100 times more direct combat experience than we do ok?
How do we let Tank know we're in position?
>>46723070Pat him on the butt
>>46723100Seconded>Follow Tanks lead.
>>46722883Even though you're the Captain, Tank has been a veteran of countless boarding actions, so you'll defer to his lead. You take position directly behind him as he glances at the plasma cutter progress indicator. The light turns from red to green, signifying that the the cutting process was done. Tank then curtly gives the signal that he's beginning the breach. He hits the switch and the hatch swings open with frightening speed. Tank then promptly leaps down the docking collar, landing into the transport ship below with a loud CLANG as his steel boots clashed with the ship's deck. You then hear shouts and screams and the sounds of gunfire for a brief second before a click from Tank indicates everything was clear. You then jump down through the collar, your armor absorbing the shock of the landing to a degree that you don't even feel it. You quickly move out of the way as the rest of the boarding team leaps down. You look to see two large, smoking scorch marks on the hall, apparently all that was left of two poor Hegemony guards. Tank gives you the thumbs up. Everything was clear.Tank then taps your shoulder and points to a control panel. Apparently it was important."Lida, what am I looking at, here?" You ask as you point the panel. "Hmmmm, it looks like the cell block controls." Lida says as she looks through your helmet feed. "If you can plug in a remote transmitter, I think I can hack it.""What can we do with it?" You ask."Open up the cells, of course." Lida says. "It would serve as a nice distraction.""Until the prisoners turn on the Captain." Bradford warns.You look to Tank, who shrugs. Either way is good for him. He gets to smash heads regardless.>Release the prisoners.>Keep them penned up.>Other
>>46723198>Keep them penned up.
>>46723198>>Release the prisonersIf they're stupid enough to fuck with is they get tanked.
>>46723198>>Keep them penned up.
>>46723198>>Keep them penned up.Will make sorting them easier when we gain control of the ship--hopefully they're not smart enough ot start their own breakout while we're trying our takeover.
>>46723198>>Keep them penned up.instigating a prison riot is never a good idea.
>>46723198>>Keep them penned up.We don't even know what the hell they're in for until we get a manifest or something. Plus, their safety and all.
>>46723198>Keep them penned up.It's for their "safety."
>>46723198>>Keep them penned up.Far too easy for the prisoners to get killed one way or another in the ensuring chaos when they get freed. This is safer for all of them.
>>46723198"We'll keep them penned up for now." You say. The LAST thing you needed was complete chaos onboard."So what's the plan, Tank?" You ask your giant armored companion.Tank transmits a map to you, showing three possible routes. One led through the ship's maintenance passages. Less chances they'd be fortified or guarded, but those were extremely narrow and close quarters, which could make things difficult if a fight really did start. You could detour through the cell blocks, which were fairly open for a ship interior and could afford the most maneuverability, but there were sure to be lots of obstacles.Or, you could just blitz through the ship's main corridor and punch through whatever the ship's defenders may have set up.>Sneak through the maintenance passages.>Detour through the cell blocks.>Full frontal assault.>Other
>>46723438>>Full frontal assault.
>>46723438>Full frontal assault.More like full FUNtal assault.
>>46723438>>Full frontal assault.We're always on the clock.
>>46723438>>Full frontal assault.TANK
>>46723438>>Full frontal assault."It's ok Tank, we get to shoot them, ALL of them."
>>46723438>Full frontal assault
>>46723438>>Full frontal assault.CHARGE!
>>46723438>>Full frontal assault.sucks to be hegemony today
>>46723438>OtherCould we just bypass all this mess and use mag boots to walk over the outside hull to the bridge?
>>46723438>>Full frontal assault.Speed is the key
>>46723564Today was a good day.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4UqMyldS7Q
>>46723438"We go in full frontal assault. What else?" You grin at Tank as if it were the most obvious answer in the world. Tank nods and pats pats your armored helm in approval as he powers up his plasma cannon, ready to charge forward. Around you, Tank's men and combat bots start getting their own weapons ready as well. Tank turns to you and gives a slight nod. He'd prefer that you stay back as rearguard. He'll call you forward once everything was safe.>Listen to Tank.>Hell no, you're going in with him.>Other
>>46723694>Hell no, you're going in with him.
>>46723694>>Hell no, you're going in with him.Nope, we're pulling our weight.
>>46723694>Hell no, you're going in with him.That's no fun.
>>46723694>>Hell no, you're going in with him.
>>46723694>Hell no, you're going in with him
>>46723694>Listen to Tank.
>>46723694"Hell no, I'm going with you." You scowl as you poke Tank's armored chestpiece. "No debate."Tank shakes his head in exasperation, but otherwise does not protest. He reminds you to keep your shield raised at all times, and if you were going to fire, be absolutely sure that you were going to. You nod and Tank checks the rest of the squad. They're all ready. >Focus on covering Tank.>Focus on advancing on the bridge.>Focus on taking out the enemy.>Other
>>46723935>>Focus on advancing on the bridge.
>>46723935>Focus on covering Tank.
>>46723935>>Focus on covering Tank.Tank can handle the ass-kicking, we just have to make sure he can keep doing it without being distracted.
>>46723935>Focus on covering TankWE are commander, we make our troops better and let them do their job.
>>46723935>>Focus on covering Tank.
>>46723935You decide to stick near Tank as he charged forward. Up ahead, you could see that the transport's crew has set up a ramshackle defensive line. However, these guys were just prison guards, not fully trained soldiers. They were there to keep the prisoners from escaping, not professional troops from busting in. The guards, wearing simple cloth uniforms and armored vests, were hiding behind hastily erected storage containers and riot barriers, armed with a variety of rifles and shotguns. When they see the massive black bulk of Tank charging forward ,they all open fire. In a flash, you're taking position in front of Tank and raising your shield to protect him from the brunt of the incoming fire. Magnetically driven rifle rounds and slugs slam into the blue protective barrier project in front of your shield, either shattering on impact or deflecting off at oblique angles. Tank doesn't expect the move, but doesn't protest. Instead, you feel the weight of his plasma cannon rest on your shoulder as he uses your armor as a makeshift mount to stabilize his weapon. Your armor protects you from the discharge of the massive plasma cannon as it fires huge columns of ruby energy down the corridor. However, you can still feel a bit of the heat bleed through the shields, armor layers, and insulation. (cont)
>>46724301Behind you, the rest of the squad slowly advances, pumping their own plasma fire down the hallway. Their lower output weapons punch holes through the crates and people they hit, causing nasty but neat burn holes. On the other hand, Tank's plasma cannon just completely obliterates whatever it points at. A knot of four men take position to fire, but a pull of the trigger turns them into ash. Unfortunately, Tank gets a bit TOO trigger happy, and the plasma cannon whines as its internal components begin to overheat. Tank finally drops the cannon and pulls out his sword. There's a hesitation in the enemy fire as the guards see what Tank is doing.POWER: 100%SHIELD: 120%ARMOR: 100%And then Tank charges, causing them to flee. >Stick with tank and mop up the guards. >Let Tank do his thing and continue to the bridge.>Rein in Tank and advance to the bridge together.>Other
>>46724313>>Let Tank do his thing and continue to the bridge.Time to activate the voice modulator and start barking commands at the bridge crew.
>>46724313>>Let Tank do his thing and continue to the bridge.
>>46724313>Let Tank do his thing and continue to the bridge.
>>46724313>Rein in Tank and advance to the bridge together.
>>46724313>>Stick with tank and mop up the guards.Make for the bridge! Finish this slaughter!
>>46724313>>Let Tank do his thing and continue to the bridge.Let's get to it people, Get that Bridge secured so they can't do anything else to affect us or the ship.
>>46724313>>Rein in Tank and advance to the bridge together.
>>46724313You decide to let Tank do his thing as he continues to chase the ship guards away. You continue on to the bridge with some of the combat bots. You let them do most of the heavy lifting as they start fitting breaching charges onto the door leading to the bridge. They don't reply to your attempts to hail them, leading you to wonder what they could be planning...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>46724663Here comes the snow!
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>46724663>>46724690WELP FUCK
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>46724663>>46724663dat1
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>46724663
>>46724690goodbye and thanks for all the snow
>>46724690Release the Tentacle Monster.
>yfw Tank forgot to give you administrator rights on the 'bot command.
>>46724733...how does one express a facepalm over another facepalm?...
>>46724768I dunno bro. We're damn lucky someone else rolled that 16.
>>46724663However, before the combat bots even have the chance to put on the breaching charges, the doors slide open, revealing a massive armored figure. It was undoubtedly Hegemony power armor, which like their ships, relied on multiple layers of heavy armor for protection rather than energy shielding. It was crude and unsophisticated, but sometimes that was enough. The swing of two massive armored fists smashes two of the combat bots to pieces, leaving you with only two left. The last two bots immediately raise their rifles and start firing. Their plasma beams dig into the Hegemony trooper's armor, but don't penetrate all the way. Obviously this armor had some sort of ablative layer to reduce the effectiveness of energy weaponry. Almost immediately, rapid clicking from Tank says that he's coming right away. Was he looking through your visual feed this entire time? Regardless, you had to survive until he got here.And that Hegemony trooper was starting to make some nasty looks at you...POWER: 100%SHIELD: 120%ARMOR: 100%>Fall back!>Stand your ground!>Other
>>46724878>>Stand your ground!Well, time to make use of our Shield!
>>46724878>>Fall back!Fire and move back, let the bots do their job
>>46724878>Othershield bash his legs out from under him if we can.
>>46724878>>Stand your ground!Bop that motherfucker with the shield! CHANNEL YOUR INNER SHIELD JUGGERNAUT!
>>46724878>Fall back!Tasukete Tank-kun!
>>46724957Bloody hell, I'm getting flashbacks to the early days of Tribes: Ascend. As soon as that fat fucker got near the generator, it was gone.
>>46724878>Other: BIOTIC CHARGE!!
>>46724878>>Stand your ground!
>>46725007Good Brutes and good Juggs were an absolute nightmare to deal with, and it was always fun to fat cap as either.It may be back, but it'll never be as fun as it was back then.
>>46724878"Shit!" You curse as you instinctively raise your shield and back off. Your two remaining combat bots stride forward in an effort to protect you, their programming obviously prioritizing the life of a human over their own. However, the Heg trooper whips out a massive shotgun, a single blast of it shattering one of the bots like glass. The second bot keeps firing until a massive armored gauntlet crushes its head like an egg."Shit shit shit!" You curse the Heg trooper starts bounding towards you with a speed you never thought possible from a giant his size. He fires several shotgun rounds which are absorbed by your handheld shield, but you see a warning blinking rapidly on your HUD that its power had been expended, leaving only the physical part of the shield left.Meanwhile Tank's clicks intensify as he's almost there.POWER: 100/100SHIELD: 100/200ARMOR: 150/150>Divert energy to recharge your shield.>Divert energy to your armor to increase your speed.>Other
>>46725148>>Divert energy to your armor to increase your speed.Time to move it or lose it
>>46725148>Divert energy to recharge your shield.
>>46725148>Divert energy to your armor to increase your speed.Shieldbash and retreat
>>46725148>>Divert energy to your armor to increase your speed.In the famous words of a Hedgehog, "I got to go fast"
>>46725148>>Divert energy to your armor to increase your speed.RUN!!! More shield isn't needed, it's Tank that you need more of!
>>46725148>Divert energy to your armor to increase your speed.
>>46725148>>OtherDo we have flashbangs? Pop 'em and stand our ground.
>>46725132Aye. The one trick I always wanted to do but never could was the tiny HoF build. Infiltrator with that one perk that gives you more mass. The idea is that you sit near the flag, wait for someone to try to cap, then get in the way and let them pancake against your invisible ass. Hilarious if you can pull it off.>>46725148>Divert energy to your armor to increase your speed.Voting for this. >>46725187
>>46725148>>Divert energy to your armor to increase your speed.
>>46725148>Divert energy to your armor to increase your speed.>BIOTIC CHARGE
>>46725148You cue your armor to divert some of its power into your legs in order to give you a much needed burst of speed. You can feel the servos and artificial muscle fibers in your legs tensing up from the extra power...>Use your speed to attack.>Use your speed to flee.>Other
>>46725288>>Use your speed to attack.CHAAAAAARGE
>>46725288>>Use your speed to attack.Activate BIOTIC CHARGE Shield Bash
>>46725288>Use your speed to attack.
>>46725288>OtherDodge and use the physical portion of your shield to trip the juggernaut.
>>46725288>>Use your speed to attack.
>>46725288>Use your speed to attack.SHIELDBASH AND RETREAT
>>46725288You dig your heel into the deck to arrest your backward movement, instead ordering your legs to propel you forward. You raise your shield as you feel the energy building up in your legs, as the Heg trooper bounds ever closer...POWER: 100/100SHIELD: 100/200ARMOR: 150/150>Destroy him with FULL POWER (100%)>Knock him down with half power (50%)>Stun him with quarter power. (25%)>Other
>>46725453>Knock him down with half power (50%)
>>46725453>>Destroy him with FULL POWER (100%)
>>46725453>Destroy him with FULL POWER (100%)Don't half-ass it, now!
>>46725453>Knock him down with half power (50%)Didn't Tank tell us to not blow our wad early?
>>46725453>>Knock him down with half power (50%)Biotic Charge!
>>46725453>>Knock him down with half power (50%)
Rolled 14, 19 = 33 (2d20)>>46725453You decide to shunt just half of your available power into your charge. Best keep a reserve ready, and 50% should be sufficient to at LEAST knock him on his ass.Maybe.Hopefully.>roll 1d20+2
Rolled 5 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>46725596Here we go.
Rolled 20 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>46725596WITNESS ME
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>46725596
Rolled 12 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>46725596
>>46725610WITNESSED, may you ride forever, shiny and chrome.
>>46725610We are awaited.
>>46725610We need music for this.
>>46725610May you glow forever, biotic and windy.
>>46725610So to tally up our "Psionic Potential" Events1. At the toy store where we avoided ambush from our crew members2. Right now
>>46725610YOU SHALL ASCEND TO THE GATES OF VALHALLA SHINY AND CHROME! THE IMMORTAN WILL CARRY YOU THERE HIMSELF!!
>>46725610Tank arrives just in time to see Sam SPEAR the shit out of the guy.>Wierdestboner.exe
>>46725596You jet forward at full speed, The Heg trooper tries to respond by firing his shotgun at you, but your shield manages to absorb the hits, and does absolutely nothing to stop your forward momentum. You feel a shockwave ripple through you body as your shield finally impacts against the Heg trooper, as expected.What you DIDN'T expect, however, was that you KEPT GOING.Through the corridor.Through the open bridge doors.Through the bridge.And finally stopping at the front viewport, where the back of the Heg trooper smashes against he reinforced glass, sandwiched between it and your shield. The Heg trooper tries to move to counterattack, but freezes when a little crackling sound is heard.And the glass shatters. Immediately, the Heg trooper is sucked out into the vacuum of space, and you see a few of the unlucky bridge crew get sucked out right after him. You start getting pulled forward as well, but get yanked to a stop when you realize Tank is behind you, holding your hand as he mag clamps his boots to the deck and frantically motions for you to do the same. Reminded, you activate your magnetic boots, securing you to the deck as the bridge's emergency blast shutters slide closed, ending the explosive decompression."Um... thanks, Tank." You say, a bit embarrassed. "I think I kinda overdid it..."Tank merely gives you a thumbs up of full approval. For some reason that gave you a really warm feeling inside. It felt nice.(cont)
>>46725869"Oh, right! I nearly forgot!" You quickly rush over to a nearby console and jam a transmitter into it. "Lida! We have control of the bridge!""Injecting hacking program." Lida mutters. "Give it a few minutes and we'll have full remote control of the ship.""Bradford, update?" You ask your First Mate."Felicity is doing a good job distracting the destroyers, but her ship has taken some pretty heavy damage. All she can do is dodge their attacks at this point." Bradford states. "The Hegemony's QRF should be arriving any minute now, so you're right on time. Once Lida's done we can slave the ship to the Gullinbursti and we can FTL out.""What about Felicity?" You ask."She's a pirate. I'm sure she can handle herself." Bradford replies simply.>You should help Felicity.>Ask Molly to help Felicity.>Trust that she can handle herself.>Other
>>46725881>>Trust that she can handle herself.
>>46725881>You should help Felicity
>>46725881>>Ask Molly to help Felicity."Hey Molly, pretty sure you don't want those Heggies get that pirate BEFORE you, eh? Help her now"
>>46725881>>You should help Felicity.
>>46725881>You should help Felicity.
>>46725881>>You should help Felicity.I mean, we have her prisoner afterall.
>>46725881>>Ask Molly to help Felicity.
>>46725881>>You should help Felicity.What fun is a rival if she's dead and we can't have competitive funtimes?
>>46725869I want a scene where Bradford see the glass shattering and goes "man, Tank really went too far this time" only for the ship the reposition and look at the Sam getting dragged out before Tank catch her.
>>46725881>Ask Molly to help Felicity.We're bugging the fuck out of here and having a chat with our VIP.Also, I'm heading to bed. But guys, promise me one thing. When we meet our man of the hour, there is one thing that needs to be said. Kept ya waiting, huh?
>>46725881>Ask Molly to help Felicity.
>>46725909"...huh, that's new."
>>46725649A bit late, but what the hell?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJZ4hCJyb4I
>>46725881"Molly, you mind giving Felicity a hand?" You request to your fellow Accord captain."Ohoho, asking me to save the life of a dirty pirate?" Molly chuckles. "What a strange situation we're in!" "Can you do it?" You sigh. "You'll still be blowing up Heggies.""I guess that works!" Molly says cheerfully. "All right! Astral Rush, moving out! You owe me double for this, Sam!"Ugh, you wonder what that means..."Captain, we're heading for the FTL jump point." Bradford informs you. "The transport's controls are slaved to ours, so there's no more need for you to be on board. Leave it to Tank and his team to secure the ship."But this was you chance to talk to Genger...>Return to the Gullinbursti.>You still have things to do on this ship.>Other
>>46726059>You still have things to do on this ship.
>>46726059>>You still have things to do on this ship.Let's get this over with--time to get a lead on our (probably) Psionic sister!
>>46726059>>You still have things to do on this ship.>>46726077With our rolls, who's to say that we're not psionic (albeit in a different part of the skill tree for maximum yin-yang)
>>46726059>>You still have things to do on this ship.
>>46726059>You still have things to do on this ship.We still need to say this:>>46725916
Saying this >>46725916 seconded
>>46726059"Sorry, Bradford, I still have things to do on this ship." You say."Captain, at least wait for-"You cut off the comm before Bradford can finish. You were going to talk to Genger and there wasn't a thing that would stop you. Tank looks at you with some concern.>Bring Tank with you.>You can handle this on your own.>Other
>>46726203>>You can handle this on your own.
>>46726203>Bring Tank with you.
>>46726203>Bring Tank with youIt's not like he's going to tell anybody
>>46726203>>Bring Tank with you.
>>46726203>You can handle this on your own.Tank should guard the bridge.
>>46726203>Bring Tank with you.Do we still have enough men/bots left if what's left of the security tries anything?
>>46726203>>Bring Tank with you
>>46726203"Tank, you're coming with me." You say.Tank points a finger at himself, as if wondering what you wanted of him."Just come with me!" You growl as you grab his armored hand with your own and start dragging him along.Tank, either taken off guard or unwilling to disobey you, doesn't resist and goes along with you. More of Scott's combat bots flood into the transport as they mop up the last of the Hegemony crew's resistance and secure the ship. You ignore them as you entire the cellblocks and head for the cell Genger is supposed to be in. You don't even wait as you wrench the door open with your armor's enhanced strength. Inside, you see and old man with white dreadlocks. The moment he sees you, he nearly pisses his pants."I don't know anything! Honest!" He cries."Oh, I'm sure you do." You growl as you retract your helmet so he can get a good look at your face."C-Carly?!?" Genger's eyes look like they're about to pop. "W-w-what are YOU doing here?!?!"You note that not only did Genger just acknowledge he knew Carly, but he was now even MORE scared."No, I'm not Carly." You say as you crack your armored knuckles. "I can be FAR WORSE if you don't tell me what I want to know...">And that's all for tonight! As always, next thread is next week! And don't forget Kancolle on Friday!
>>46726445Thanks for running, Merc!
>>46726445See ya next time. Thanks for the run!This certainly raises more questions...
>>46726445Thanks for running Merc, have a good week.
>>46726445See you next week, Merc.
>>46726445Thanks for running.
>>46726457I'm just thankful he's (relatively) sane and not just making up stories about weird shit in space.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYvY87kx3QU
Thanks for the run, Merc!