Welcome back, space pirates, to the seventh chapter of Mecha Space Pirate Quest. As always, you are Roarke S. Starwind, pilot of the Knuckle Kaiser and Captain of the Iron Kestrels pirate crew...or is that Admiral of the Iron Kestrels pirate fleet?Master Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/sSHs0QmFPrevious Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Mecha+Space+Pirate+QuestLast time, you defeated the dangerous but insufferably weeaboo Captain Oda Yoritomo of the Storm Dragons, marking your first boss battle of the quest. You also passed a Very Difficult Fast Talk & Persuasion roll to convince him to become your subordinate.However, he had two conditions. Firstly, you must declare yourself a Pirate Admiral. As far as you know, it's simply a matter of declaring yourself one and dealing with any consequences that come from it, it's not a formal title and Yoritomo might have made it up. This would allow him to keep his crew name and absolute authority onboard his own vessel. The other, more dangerous request was for a photo of your Martian captive Fatima Hana Ahmad wearing an outfit of his choosing...he mentioned some sort of girls' school uniform...for him to make a resin model of to commemorate the occasion.The Knuckle Kaiser is lightly damaged, with its head armor's SP reduced to 3 and 5 Kills of structure remaining out of a total of 6, meaning that the sensor mask has been damaged and the sharp-toothed grin beneath is exposed. Yoritomo's Osano-Wo is missing its right arm and its samurai helmet is badly damaged, however, so you still got the better end of the bargain.For those worried about how long the last combat took, do keep in mind that most of the duel involved hitting each other with plain old hyperalloy impact weapons.
It is finally time
>>46759645I guess we should get the female crewmen i.e. Miles and others to dress up Fatima
>>46759945Probably the best idea, although it might be easier to do while she sleeps if we drug her
Crazy plan, tell her that her future husband wants proof of life of her in a school girl outfit. Why we have no fucking clue but that's what he wants for us to be paid.
>>46759977She isn't gonna believe that shit
>>46759977Considering our Cool and its attached skills, we could actually pull that off
By the way, would you like the Upgrades menu in a separate pastebin, as part of the master pastebin, or just posted manually? I don't mind C & P-ing it, and I'm actually going to do so again right now because I have a couple of additions available. Nothing too flashy, but I thought they might suit a commander's mech.
>>46760017Separate pastebin sounds niceAnd I'm just gonna assume it's you, Wong
...And oops, I lost my name and trip when I went to go image searching on /m/ and wanted to comment on a thread.
So should we drug Fatima, get the female crewmen to do it, or try to convince her to put it on?
>>46760157Im sayibg drug her and have Miles do it
If you're going to drug her, how you do it matters too. With dogs, you generally wrap medicine in a piece of salami or something, but that doesn't work well on women with a no-pork diet.
>>46760371>>46760371We should try persuasion first and then drugs. Its not like we can't try to talk and then not drug her later if it fails.
Did Yoritomo actually request us to bring her pre-dressed in the outfit, or just bring her onto his ship? Could we ask Yoritomo if he could do it on his own, our facilities (and stores of space morphine) likely being rather depleted post-Green Skulls?
Is there a complete drawing of Knuckle Kaiser yet?>Captain Oda Yoritomo of the Storm DragonsThis sounds strangely Battletech-y.
>>46760462I think he just wants a photo
Behold.http://pastebin.com/QQQzkFZeUpgrades, now with extra sensor options.
>>46760462He just wants a photo so he can make one of those little anime girl figurines of it and put it on a shelf in his dojo or something.
>>46760519Good drawfaggotry of the Knuckle Kaiser is worth an automatic +10 CP. Possibly skill increases.
>>46760661>making an accurate 3D model from a single 2D photo頼朝、拙者…
>>46760698Lay it all on me, anons?
>>46760748>Yoritomo, [archaic personal pronoun used by samurai]
>>46760636Would it be possible for us to stick a Target Analyzer on our ship instead, which presumably has a larger sensor range than any mech, and also a comm link to us under most circumstances?
>>46760748The man could be sculpting genius, or it'll come out looking like garbage.
So, final vote I guess to get things going:>Persuade>Drug>Female crew manhandle her>Other
>>46760698Might work on it on my spare time.
>>46760946Persuade fallowed by drug if option one fails.
>>46760946>PersuadeWe got contact with your future husband. He wants to know if you are safe. I didn't like his attitude so I'm making you dress you up as a prank.
>>46761028This seems like a good starting point.
>>46760946>Persuade>"Look, I've made a deal and cannot not do this. Given that it's going to happen anyway, we can either do this the easy way or the hard way."
None of the little voices inside you are exactly refusing his offer. After all, you already forced her into one set of clothes today, and this time you have a little more leisure to do things tactfully. "That should be manageable. Welcome aboard, Captain Oda." You shake his Osano-Wo's remaining arm with dignity, before the two of you separate.You manage to snag the floating pieces of your mask while Yoritomo goes off after his arm, and he returns defeated to his ship, ending the whirlwind waltz of greenish blue and obnoxious cherry blossom pink that would be all a distant observer would have seen, like two sparks trying to snuff each other out. You abruptly realize you need a stiff drink, before you start actually thinking like Yoritomo.Still, you have a task ahead of you that makes the day's previous battles seem tame by comparison.As you ponder how to approach this as a leader, one of the weird-looking Harpies from the Yamato exits their mecha bay, "From the Cap'n for the grorious hime-sama." Chirps a nasally voice over the comms, before it hands over a small pod, "S'got the outfit he requested." You scan it suspiciously, but it doesn't look like a bomb and that isn't his usual style anyway.Mostly satisfied of its authenticity, you jet back to your ship. The moment you unplug from the HMIS, you feel the tension crackle in your muscles. Not just from exertion, but from the stress of doing a job you aren't used to. Piloting the Knuckle Kaiser is one thing, but being a Pirate Admiral? It takes balls to declare something like that while only directly controlling four main batteries of beam cannons and around thirty mecha.You ride the liftwire down, activating the electromagnets in your boots as you hit the floor. You have a few tasks ahead of you, and no particular rush to do them in except that you've cleared your evening for dinner with the glasses-girl that works on your mech. [Continued]
>>46760830I think it already has one, but if you're fighting multiple enemies it can't tell exactly which one you're looking at, and might get it wrong or take too long to tell you over the comms.
Hmm, there's only been descriptions of the Knuckle Kaiser's face mask + teeth and nothing much else. Any anons care to help?
>>46761222The spiky shoulders of a Gouf I think
>>46761183>From the Cap'n for the grorious hime-sama.Oh god, the rest of his crew are also weebs
>>46761219Fair enough. So I guess in a long protracted battle, it'd be valid to request information on notable but unfamiliar targets that are reasonably close to our ship?Not that we're going to engage in mass combat any time soon, surely.Surely.
>>46761315His ship probably smells like an anime convention.
While the mechs confirm that it is, in fact, a schoolgirl outfit in the pod, you weigh your options.You could go and handle this Fatima thing immediately. You could go and try to convert those Martian pilots. You could also go and see what's up with the one in a cell by himself, the weird kid. You could go pull Karen's pigtails and see if she minds. You could do a lot of things that are all distractions from the tempest awaiting you.Gloom curls in your stomach, and you make your way to Fatima's cell. She's munching rather daintily on a meal bar, grimacing with every other bite, and washing it down with coffee. As you open the door, her eyes flick up from her food to you, and her expression becomes a scowl, "What do you want now?">What say?
>>46761401I brought you some fresh clothes.
>>46761315He calls it his Village Hidden in the Asteroids.
>>46761401Way I see it, we've so far got trying to deceive her into putting it on for her husband, or tell her that it's going to happen anyway so she may as well get it over with.Both options will likely be met with some resistance. One because she'll refuse to do anything until she sees her husband, the other because she'll want to make things as difficult as she can for us.I'm not sure how a subtle (or not so subtle) bribe would go.
>>46761483I'm surprised he hasn't actually learned Japanese and forced his entire crew to speak it all day erryday.
>>46761249I was originally going with something more like this Efreet Nacht here, although the Gouf is one of my all-time favorites. We can go Gouf, though.
>>46761401Tell her that we've made a deal, and she's gotta do this before we (eventually) let her go. We're gonna make her do it if she doesn't, so it'll be smoother for everybody if she cooperates.If she refuses, we drug her.
>>46761489It would just be easier to drug her water, but we might as well try >>46761539We also need the last track for our revised 80s mixtapeSide A1.Maniac - Michael Sambello2.Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles3.You're the Best - Joe Esposito4.Breaking the Law - Judas Priest5.Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears For Fears6.Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi7.Rock The Casbah - The Clash8.Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson9.Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick AstleySide B1.2.Rebel Yell - Billy Idol3.Oh Sherry - Steve Perry4.Sailing - Christopher Cross5.The Final Countdown - Europe6.Photograph - Def Leopard7.China Girl - David Bowie8.Don't Cry - Guns n Roses9.Highway to the Danger Zone - Kenny Logins
>>46761525I'll bash the two designs together and make it menacing in my own way/
>>46761222Hold up, I've got you semi-covered. The Sensor Mask looks like the one in the OP pic.You voted for the primary color to be black, the secondary color to be white, and for the eye color to be white.Head: You've replaced the Sensor Hood head with a new one initially designed for the Thoroughbred series. It has a rounded top with no crest or fin, and a stark white sensor mask covering the face. The mask can flip up like a knight's visor to reveal a sculpted metal humanoid face beneath, with sharp-looking triangular teeth bared in a manic grin.Arms: Its current loadout consists of a rectangular Large Shield, mounted on the left arm, and a custom-made Armored Thruster Fist on the right. The Armored Thruster Fist (6 Kills, Handy, Quick) is something you threw together when you were first repairing it, as a defense against the Green Skulls or other pirates. Essentially, you welded a lot of spare Harpy armor and the two weakest thrusters on the right forearm and knuckles of its clawed hand to give it added punch, with the thrusters facing back towards the elbow. This would be a waste of metal and a desperation weapon for most pirates, who would probably have tried to integrate the guns of your squadmates' Harpies into its design, but you are a man who appreciates the purity and excellence of unarmed combat, even your old Harpy was equipped only with brawling options. HOWEVER, this design has been improved and updated. Rather than resembling a cylindrical donut of rough metal wrapped around your right forearm, the Armored Thruster Fist is now a large clawed gauntlet with red fingers and powerful spikes on the knuckles. The forearm is massive and thick, with a cowl that extends back over the elbows covering the small thrusters that give it such a punch. On the underside of the forearm is a protruding box connected via an armored cable to a reservoir on Knuckle Kaiser's back, this box can launch your new Magnetic Grappling Harpoon up to a distance of 400m.
>>46761222>>46761600Torso: Your mech's torso is broad and brawny, with the excessively squarish lines of older Bucephalus Heavy Industries models. It has articulated plates around the waist, with an assembly of three adjustable thrusters shielded beneath for maneuverability, and an additional pair mounted on the back slightly below the shoulders. The cockpit is mounted in the gut, behind heavy walls of interlocking armor. Your cockpit incorporates your chair from your Harpy, because you've had time to wear a comfortable groove into it and you like the color, as well as some of your belongings. Your aviator shades, signifying your status as an Iron Kestrel, your father's prized harmonica, and a signed poster of Red Siren with a kissmark that's still as crimson as the day she gave it to you. The harmonica is a fairly cheap one, but your dad always made it sound beautiful back when he was alive. You feel pretty safe decorating your cockpit, because in addition to a backup sensor core mounted on the chest the cockpit has the ability to eject as a spherical escape pod in the event of catastrophe. It also has a standard Liftwire, an extendable cord with a foot loop attached that can extend or retract with a command from your PC (Personal Comm) when the cockpit is open, a large storage module, your Anti-Theft Code Lock Deluxe you were glad you could salvage from your personal Harpy that opens with your personal code and sends an alert to your PC if someone else tries to open it. Best of all, it has your customized stereo system, which can be broadcast via loudspeaker at the touch of a button and the most amazing speakers you could steal. The gouges and rough repairs to the armor have been fixed, it now has a smoother but still boxy look, with heavier plates fitted over the chest like a cuirass guarding the cockpit.Karen removed the simplistic upward-flaring shoulder armor you installed, replacing them with rounded pauldrons studded with imposing spikes.
>>46761222>>46761600>>46761622Legs: The legs are strong and sturdy, with the wide weight-dispersing feet of older models. New ones tend to have narrower, more graceful looking feet with microthrusters to let them dance around, but there's something reassuring about being stompy. The front comes to a blunt point, while the heel is wide and rounded. An armored skirt is attached to each chunky, armored knee and extends down over the calf almost to the heel, with an array of seven thrusters on each to provide main thrust. The thruster skirt on the calves has been slimmed down somewhat and made less bulky while still remaining fantastically stomptastic.It stands approximately 20 meters tall with a proper head, and weighs 51 metric tons.
>>46761489What kind of bribe?
>>46761681A ride on this dickenzian wonderland of a spaceship
>>46761539You do realize how much this sounds like you're about to sell her to Yoritomo, right?
>>46761739Or we can tell her that if she does this, we'll (slightly) reduce her ransom. Because you know, we probably will feel pity for anyone being near Yorimoto
>>46761681Unsure. Perhaps start with>"For motivations I'm not entirely certain of myself, an... acquaintance of mine has called in a favor for a photo of you wearing this. Unfortunately for us both, this will have to happen anyway, so you can either make me have someone dress you up by force, or I can just have them bring you to the showers where you can clean up and change by yourself."I doubt she'd bite, though.
>>46761816Lets just tell her that we'll make sure our men don't rape her if she does it or we might accidentally leave her cell open one night
>>46761855That's a threat, rather than a bribe. Carrot and stick works, but I am loathe to be so unsubtle.
>>46761882Anon were a pirate were not the good guys if a threat will get the results we want then we do it
>>46761905Yes, but if we're too unsubtle with our bribes or threats, she'll probably reject us out of hand on reflex.
>>46761929Then we scare her by having our men act like their going to while we stand by watching
>>46761943Good cop, bad cop works too, but I get the impression we're short on time, and didn't bring anyone with us.If we have the luxury of time, we could absolutely do that, though. It'd probably make her easier to deal with in the future as well.
>>46761979Put a call on the pa or grab our scary Barbarian friend. This might make it harder to recruit the other pilots we captured though
>>46761648So which one does the color scheme sorta look like? Is there a black and white mech you had in mind for how the colors looked?
>>46761998the black one
"I need you to do something for me." You state, and her scowl deepens."What?""I need a current three-dimensional image of you in these clothes." You toss them in front of her, and her scowl deepens."Why?" She's monosyllabic right now, and her voice sounds a little hoarse. "You are not to look at my body.""Because I made a deal to spare you the company of a very irritating and obnoxious man, one who thinks clothes like this are tasteful.""Oh, he's a friend of yours, isn't he?" Oh no, she isn't entirely out of venom yet, she's just retreated into her shell momentarily."He's a subordinate." This is technically true.Her eyes narrow, "Then why are you making deals with him? Simply give him orders. A king is judged on the quality of his servants, yours are undisciplined and impolite.""You..." You realize this is actually true, "You have a point. They are undisciplined, impolite, and if I told one of them to jab a needle of something to make you sleep into your arm they'd probably grope you."Her eyes flare wide in outrage, "They would not dare!"You rub your chin, as if pondering, "No, if I told them directly, they would not grope you while you were awake...but it's better for all concerned if you stay conscious.""And if they think of raping me, they should know that without my purity I am worthless to them, and to you.""Well, your conversation is the highlight of my day, Lady Ahmad, so if you put it on and let me make a three-dimensional image to send to him, and to your husband to prove you're alive and well, I'll make sure nobody looks, not even me, and I'll have a woman make the images. Otherwise, I'll do it myself. Your choice."If looks could kill, her glare would have bisected you. Roll Fast Talk & Persuasion.
Rolled 6 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>46762105Tell her any price is better then no price as far as she is concerned
Rolled 7 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>46762105Surely this is the right bonus, maybe?
Rolled 7 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>46762105
I should have asked if you wanted to add Luck to that.Welp, I guess you can make that decision retroactively this time.
>>46762203Sure. This is a roll that might hopefully save us a lot of trouble.How exactly is Luck allotted normally? Do we have to declare the number of points we want to spend as we're rolling?
>>46762203I guess we will. Not like we'll get into any tough-as-fuck mecha fights today right?
>>46762140Let me change that to if we don't get a price for her due to losing her purity we'll sell her on the black market>>46762203Whats the number we have to beat on this one?
>>46762256You don't know the DC this time.
>>46762287Then I'll vote we add 6, because hopefully we won't have too many more important rolls this session and I kinda feel like the DC is at least 20 + modifiers.
No fucking rape threats, we want to recruit her if we can and even if we can't, if she thinks she's gonna be raped and sold instead of ransomed intact, she'll be looking for any possible way of killing herself and/or us
>>46762351Anyone seconding that?
>>46762359Why would we every recruit her? Her only value to us is the money that shes worth and she isn't going to kill herself
>>46762351Won't that just leave us with 1 luck left?
>>46762394Which replenishes at the end of the session, yes. But, really, fuck not making this roll.Luck is a crutch. No luck, dice only, final destination. Let's do this.
>>46762380She might, actually. If you made it impossible for her to get married or return to her father after taking literally all of her money, it would be her only way to deny you squeezing that last bit of money out of her.And she'd do it.
>>46762380Not him, but we want to at least have her in a neutral disposition to us by the time we part ways, so that she doesn't send wave after wave of mercenaries at us.Ideally, we'd have her at a positive disposition so we'd have a contact in high places, but that'll be a tall order, and we'd probably only manage it if we get raided and she gets captured by another pirate gang who treats her far worse, and we mount a daring rescue mission to save her; or something equally as contrived and improbable.
Rolled 1 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>46762421Well, seconding throwing luck on the dice anywayAnd seeing what our luck on the dice is
>>46762439Thats why we don't actually rape her, we just threaten that our crew will if we don't stop them
>>46762421So are you for spending it or not?
>>46762495I am >>46762351. My vote remains as it was.
>>46762495I am >>46762483Still supporting spending luck
>>46762486Which she doesn't believe. >>46762483>>46762520Alright, with a 25 you pass. I'll tell you straight-up that it was originally 20, but there was support for bringing the possibility of her being violated if she didn't comply into it, and no dissenting voices and that raised it to 25. I'm not saying that there are necessarily still honor killings on Mars, but a highborn girl who got fucked by pirates might have a hard time going home again even if she said it wasn't consensual, and she definitely wouldn't be able to get married.
>>46762486As Roarke is currently the primary face of our ship to her, so to speak, I would not advocate personally playing the bad cop. I'd say it's better for us to remain in a neutral disposition, so we seem neither weak nor overly cruel. Then, we could have two of our crew members do the good cop, bad cop routine if necessary.
>>46762592>there was support for bringing the possibility of her being violated if she didn't comply into itIt was literally just Thunderbird though there's probably something like 4 people actively posting, so, I guess that constitutes a 25% percentage of votes
>>46762691silence equals consent don't ya know.I only just now caught up with the thread, otherwise I would have told him to fuck off with the rape idea.
Alright that didn't work out as I hoped since I thought she would be more afraid since she had much more to lose from this, but looks like it went the opposite way
"I want better food. And a curtain. And it had better be a woman making the images. And she does NOT tell me to smile!" She points her fingertip at you like the barrel of a beam cannon, "And I will wear my headscarf over my hair.""Done." You have the room under video surveillance anyway.You explain the situation to Miles, and she doesn't stop laughing at you for a good five minutes, holding her stomach and nearly in tears. You swear at her impressively until she stops, before she manages to salute and swaggers off to deal with Fatima. You consider sending another female pirate or two to help, but Miles takes hand-to-hand combat fairly seriously outside her long-range sniping Harpy.Now you just need something to cleanse Fatima's anger off your palate. There are a few things you could do...>Bar, we need alcohol and our friends are there>Six unconverted pilots>One converted Ace>Go pull Karen's pigtails
>>46762819>Six unconverted pilotsthen>One converted Ace
>>46762819Invite Karen to get alcohol with us. Kills two birds with one stone and we've had a long day
>>46762819>Go pull Karen's pigtailsIt's time for Best Girl!
>>46762877But anon thats not Sam or Red Siren
>>46762819>One converted Ace
>>46762819>>Six unconverted pilots>>One converted AceNever threaten rape on a Muslim woman. Come on Thunder they stone the woman.
>>46762819>Six unconverted pilotsDoing six pilots? At once?Sasuga Starwind-san
>>46762877Best girl already shone recently. She's your mech's childhood friend who overcame a crippling illness to be with it again.
>>46762910I know but I thought it would go the other way
>>46762819>One converted Ace>Six unconverted pilotsIn that order. Easier for the small fries to follow after their boss.
Take a few minutes to decide, I need to run to the store and buy dinner if I want to eat tonight.
>>46762895The dog of the government is neither a girl nor a best.We haven't even met Red Siren, but I guarantee she's nowhere near as Best as Karen.
>>46762910>Never threaten rape on anyone.fixed that for you.>>46762932You are a dumb motherfucker.
>>46762923Harpoon-chan and Knuckle Kaiser are already an item, though.
>>46762923>>46763010Heat Rod-chan when?
>>46763270By definition not a Best Girl. I like tomboys as much as the next man, anon, but there's a line and you're just about to cross it.
Let's all calm down about the rape threat thing.It's in the past. Fatima took it as a bad joke and it increased the DC by 5, but we all know Roarke has no intention of letting her be raped and she knows Roarke wants to be paid full price for her.
While were waiting for the next post lets pick the last song we need on our mixtape >>46761563
>>46762982Oh, she's definitely a girl. The question is, is she all girl, and if not, is 99% still an A+?
I tried. Roughs. Not happy with the claw.
>>46763460Back in Black fits pretty wellhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAgnJDJN4VA
>>46763465I for one would like to motion that we refrain from committing one way or the other until all potential waifu candidates have shown up.I'd like to, but I know I'd likely get overruled.
>>46763540But we still have a dinner date to uphold.
>>46763540Supporting this really. Meet them all, take in their personalities and histories, and then we select one.
>>46763534Best we thing we've got, so i approve.
>>46763465Well, by most grading metrics it would be. But she gets an F-- for being a dog of the government. That's like not putting your name on the paper, you get failed instantly.
>>46763569We actually got two dinner dates to uphold
You stop by the cell with the strange kid in it. He's young, you estimate perhaps eighteenish, with a disconcertingly direct and intense stare.He lowers his hands to the floor and kowtows at your approach, "Effendi, are you the pilot of the Black Ogre?""The what?" It takes you a moment to realize he meant the Knuckle Kaiser, "Yes. Captain Roarke Starwind of the Iron Kestrels. Welcome to the Rhinehawk." After the sauna-esque heat of Fatima's scowl, this is like taking a step into the ship's freezer, and catches you momentarily offguard."My name is Mohammed al Tabir, great one. I want to know about it. I want to know what it's like, the Black Ogre. All my life, I have sought strength as a pilot, but my efforts were torn apart as though you were squashing a bug. Whenever you are ready to let me out, I will serve you as a faithful squire until I, too, become like the Black Ogre."
>>46763569A dinner date is a dinner date, but routelocking before all potential waifus appear would be unfair to those who we haven't seen yet.
>>46763607Hell yes, we got ourselves our own Setsuna. Now we need to get him a mech with a fuckton of swords.
>>46763607I say we welcome him aboard.I like this kid, he just wants to be Gundam.
>>46763534Still worlds better than I expected. +10 CP, with another +5 when it's cleaned up because you captured what I was seeing in my head very well.
>>46763642Im down as long as we make sure we can trust him and he won't just betray us to save the girl
>>46763607>"Kid, I'll be honest with you. I don't know what I can teach you. Everything I learned, I learned through my own experiences. But if you're willing to work with us and face the battles we face, then welcome aboard."
>>46763680meh, if Wong is basing his character like he is in the anime than we're fine.
>>46763607I guess we accept him wearily then. Ask him why he's so willing to give up work as a Martian merc to be a pirate, and ask him to help convert the other 6 pilots.Also, ask if he's gonna pilot a humanoid mech or keep to a Martian one. Need to know if he's really willing to be a Gundam, or just gonna be a Cipher.
>>46763607Perhaps we could also roll Empathy to get a first impression of the kid?
>>46763540Here's another redhead eyepatch girl for you
>>46763715I feel like this kids a great candidate to become and Einborg is he gets his shit pushed in latter on.
>>46763746I'm willing to switch wifu alliances is she turns out to be that /fit/
>>46763607Mohammed. Have you ever danced with a woman you loved? It's sort of like that. You have to live in the present. Enjoy how she moves and how you lead her. Watch as she blushes when you bring her close. The battle field is the dance. Your opponent is the partner. Steel is your love. Bask in the sparks with every inch that you rend. When you feel the rhythm. There will only be you and your mech. You will become one. There will be nothing to stop you then.It is how I fight. The closer I am to the enemy. The more of the rhythm I feel. Always chasing after that beat. In time you too will feel that perfect harmony. Welcome to the Iron Kestrels.
>>46763781She's a former idol, so if she did routines out of her mech at all, she'll probably be decently lean, though probably not particularly swole.
>>46763849Maybe she's been lifting this entire time and wears clothes that just hide it all
>>46763636>>46763642On impulse, you reach out and hit the release button. You're armed, although the gun is hidden by your jacket, he's unarmed, and if he's going to jump you best he tries it now while you have the upper hand. After all, you're quite confident in your ability to beat a teenager.He stands up with a fluid sort of grace, and bows, "I will serve you to the death, Captain. I am skilled with the blade, but these skills are not in much demand, even those of us who are not especially pious must, on Mars, bow to those who say that the humanoid mecha are haram...so I have also acquired some skills with mecha-sized firearms."He's a rookie, but that means he'll learn fast and learn what you want him to. Of course, there is another matter."My Captain, may I know the fate of the Lady Fatima? I find her extremely grating, but even so I hope you have been kind to her."You quietly hope that she's being kind to Miles, "Yes. She's...she's just fine, maybe a little sore in the throat from shouting, but she had plenty of spirit when I last saw her. So, why are you so willing to just give up legit work as a mercenary to join me?"He shrugs, "There is nothing for me on Mars. A bank account, an apartment on the outskirts of a crowded city. My greatest thrill has always been my work, but now that I have met a true master I wish to learn from you.""What about the others? Will they join me?" You inquire doubtfully.He shrugs again, "Not so easily. They might, our commander is dead and with it any chance of being paid is gone. I can speak to them as his second, perhaps they will lend some weight to your words on my account as Commander Ibrahim's lieutenant...but ultimately, it depends on your words and actions." He folds his arms, "I shall be most interested in observing how you command others."
>>46763900You've acquired another Ace. Aces, along with the stats for the mecha in your hangar bay, will be listed on the master pastebin soon. So far you have Miles (a sniper) and Richard (a rocket specialist), as well as arguably Yoritomo (Reflexes 10, Mecha Melee +7, Mecha Gunnery +5, Mecha Brawling +5) even though he doesn't really fit into a squad. With that out of the way, you approach the remaining cell with the six surviving pilots. What's your approach going to be?
>>46763998We need a way to weed out the people who are gonna have a problem with what were doing especially since their religion is gonna be a problem
>>46763998Bring the kid with us to help negotiate.
>>46764046the kid might be a problem tough. they might see him as a traitor and will refuse to join us.
>>46764095If we had to choose I would rather have the kid and lose those 6 guys who are probably going to have a problem with what were doing due to their religion
>>46763998I guess we can put it to them like a job offer, work for our excellent band of pirates and get excellently paid.Also supporting >>46764043 and >>46764046on bringing the kid to help negotiate, and to weed out those too religious for this.Also, QM, will Tabir only pilot non-humanoid mechs, or is he willing to learn to pilot Harpies and the like?
>>46763998 "Your looking at the end of something you likely spent your whole life building towards. After this failure of your contract you'll have no commission or posting to go back to just normal drudgery that everyone endures, life back on mars. I bet you could even manage a modest home with a modest family in a modest job shining shoes. BUT! Are you willing to give it up? What you aspired to be; a pilot! Do you desire to test your mettle further, are you going to lose hope because the first time you left the pond for the ocean you saw how far you had yet to climb. What comes next is likely the most important choice of your life. Join me as a fellow pirate, and tear across the verse, or leave your ambitions behind. I'll respect either choice, but I expect an answer soon."
>>46764152He seems like he wants to pilot mechs be couldn't because it was haram
>>467636492nd drawfag. Do you not like leaner mechs?
Guys we have a good amount of cp so we should decide how we want to upgrade our mech
>>46764241We can consult Karen about it over dinner. Girl knows what she's doing.
>>46764241need some penetration power behind our fist for more damage. Pilebunkers attached should probably take care of that.
>>46763998We should have Tabir train under Yorimoto. He's literally the best we have at Swords and the Kid seems to specialize in it.
>>46764241Crushing Grip Upgrade is absolute priority. Only 9 cp out of our 26 cp too.
>>46764273so long as we prevent the weebness from spreading to him. His love for Gundam must stay pure.
>>46764273Lets tell him when he can beat Yorimoto then he can train with us
>>46764290We seem to be relying primarily on Dismembers currently, which ignore armor entirely and would instead benefit more from an accuracy upgrade. Are we planning on switching tactics?
>>46764273Seconding because that's hilarious
>>46764152He's willing to learn. He's not really religious, but to be accepted in Martian high society you have to make a show of it, so he's mostly piloted Martian flyers and walking tanks.
>>46764361Which means he'd be fine for now in a Harpy if he kept it in jet mode right?
>>46764215I love 'em, but the Kaiser is a bulky old wartime design. Pumpkinseeds and the like are pretty skinny.
>>46764361Is his piloting skill for plane mode higher than our Harpy pilots who have to learn both forms? And do any of our Iron Kestrels know how to pilot tank mechs like he does?
>>46764361>he eventually acquires a flyer with a remote system installed>20 billion hand-bits, each carrying swords>still has the speed of a flyer>he requests to spar with usIt was at that point that Roarke Starwind began to seriously question his life choices.
>>46764340We used dismember BECAUSE his armour was damn high. It only worked out because his mech frame is 1 stage lighter than ours.If we go against a heavier mech OR an armoured mech we would be fucked without the armour pen.
What are the Master Harpy's stats like cause when we get it fixed up we could give it to him
>>46764340Dismembers abruptly stop being as good against heavier opponents, though, I think it was discussed a thread or two ago.Keep in mind, you're also not that far from the Pugilist upgrade, which eliminates the blind spot on your right side (which hasn't come up yet) for your parrying, and the Squilla Elbow to double your punches per round.
>>46764409Alright. I'll try to find to find a way to make mine bulkier tomorrow after coffee.
>>46764413There's only one Mecha Pilot skill, he can make the conversion fairly easily, and they can learn to pilot tank mechs fairly easily.
>>46764340>Damage.Append.XX augs much?
You make a 'cover me' gesture at two of the pirate guards standing nearby. They have automatic weapons, so it should be fairly short if one of the prisoners tries something funny. You push the release button and step into the cell, adjusting your shades, "Well well well..." You drawl, "Your lieutenant over there informs me you boys aren't going to get paid. I've got to say, that's disappointing."They glower at you, but compared to Fatima's glower it's nothing."Now hold on, I'm about to make you a better offer." Their eyes glitter at this, like all mercenaries they can practically smell money. So you take off your glasses and give them a double-barreled blast of straight talk, "You're looking at the end of something you likely spent your whole life building towards, I won't lie. This incident is going to be all over the holos. After this failure of your contract you'll have no commission or posting to go back to on Mars, just normal drudgery that everyone endures. Work outside of a Scimitar's cockpit. You look like a competent and well-adjusted group, I bet you could even manage a modest home with a modest family with a modest job shining shoes or selling kebabs." Your voice trails off as they start angrily muttering, not at you, but at their bosses, "BUT! Are you willing to give up the lives you have? What you aspired to be; a pilot! Do you desire to test your mettle further, are you going to lose hope because the first time you left the pond for the ocean you saw how far you had yet to climb? What comes next is likely the most important choice of your life. Join me as a fellow pirate, and tear across the ve, or leave your ambitions behind and be let off free of obligation at our next port of call. Either way, I'll honor Lady Ahmad's debts to you and pay what she owes. I'll respect either choice, but I need an answer soon."Roll 1d10 plus Cool plus Leadership, Oratory, or Fast Talk & Persuasion. Mention which you're using in your post.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>46764703Use whatever leads to the best total roll
Rolled 2 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>46764703Leadership seems the most appropriate. We're not trying to con anyone here.
>>46764484Awesome, although I can't really comment until I see the skinny one.
Rolled 9 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>46764703Rolling Oratory
>>46764774Looks like we wordsmith now boys.
>>46764815Looks like Roarke is gonna become a politician
"Captain Starwind is a just and fair man. His subordinates speak highly of him when he isn't around and they think I am asleep. I, for one, have already accepted." Mohammed chimes in, crossing his arms. The six pilots, four men and two women, look from him to you. The older of the two women grins, and mutters something about you having pretty hair. They converse in Arabic for a few minutes before bowing deeply to you with a "Hail Captain!"Your non-ace pilot count has risen to 28.
>>46764850Get somebody to find them some quarters while we go visit Karen
>>46764953Agreed hopefully we'll get to do Sam's date tonight too
>>46764850Comrades ahoy! I Assume they'll need no acclimation time for their old mechs?
>>46764850I should have added this here, but now that you've successfully done many things, what do you want to do next? Grab a drink and shoot the breeze, or go immediately Karenward?You can easily have your underlings find quarters for the Martian recruits.
>>46764961Karen first. she's closer, and better
>>46764987I motion we decide what our course of action is regarding our new ship, and get started working on it, since there's really no reason to put it off.If we're going convert it, we can send our technicians down to see what needs to be done, how long it'll take and how much it'll cost.If we're going to sell it, we can start plotting a course for the most convenient fence we know.Obviously, rolling back into port for our date with Sam with a blatantly stolen ship in tow would be a rather large faux pas.
>>46765039This, also make plans to get sloshed with our crew as a celebration for the first job after the ambush.
>>46765039I think we decided before hand to just sell it because we need the money now and it would be a pain in the ass to upgrade
>>46764972None at all. Firstly, even if you were switching them to a different mech, sims are common and prevalent and the most typical way to train pilots on a new mech. Or they can be like you and just do it on sheer balls and skill alone.They do still have their Scimitars, just to confirm. The older woman technically had a Tulwar, but you can fix up the damaged Scimitar from the Heart of the Sunshine's bay for her if you want to make things more simple.
>>46765089Lets give her the Scimitar and use the Tulwar to buff up one of the mechs or scrap it for points so we can get another upgrade
I'll be back in twenty minutes, decide whether you're going to Karen immediately (after a shower and fresh clothes) or going to celebrate with your crew first. Also what you want to do with the ship.
>>46765075Fair enough, though now I think about it, we lose nothing by sending technicians down to get an estimate anyway, and get a better idea of what the opportunity cost would be.Do we, as a character, even know how much the ship would go for on the market? There's no way any reputable fence would want to offer us a fair deal when we're selling it.
>>46765142Gotta boost that morale for our big comeback. Plus I want to see more of the crew you've introduced so far and maybe some of their interpersonal dynamics. Also I desire a pic related story.
>>46765142Celebrate with the crew. My choice is that we sell the ship, but sending crewmen to get an idea of the cost like >>46765144 said is also a good idea
>>46765177Oh and sell the ship, after taking one of the fancy rugs to hang on the wall.
>>46765266I'd prefer to refit it, sure its not instant money but we can have another ship of the same class as our own, gives us more room for growth.
>>46765309On the flip side we can find an already fitted battleship and just take that when we need it granted it will be harder but if we put the money from selling that ship into ours and our mechs we should be fine
>>46765309I'd prefer we fill out the Rhinehawk to full capacity of crew and mechs first. That way, we can maintain strength after we've split our forces, and the other ship can do its own piracy somewhere else, instead of having to remain with us. Makes us money, and the ship can be more useful than just as a gunboat.
Selling the ship seems like a better idea. I'd rather have one really well equipped ship than an average one plus a mediocre one. Remember, our's will be the flagship of the pirate fleet that's gonna take down the Green Skulls!
When we get done with business and move on to pleasure, vote we play Sam like a fiddle, because she's probably going to try to do the same to us
I guess this can be the new OP for a while.
>>46765413At least for the first date lets give it a real chance
>>46765343It might be tough to take an already fitted battleship with just the Rhinehawk, though. Military ships don't surrender when you kill their escorts and have nasty things like your deluxe CIWS. You might find larger ships that are worth less for resale, though.
>>46765485We do have Oda and his ship backing us up though
You're glad you installed this bar on the ship. The old recreation room was wrecked in the battle against the Green Skulls, and you'd worried about the mental state of the crew without a place to relax. There are always the cabins, but too much partying there leads to problems of its own.It's a tastefully dark-red room, Avi and Dr. Cohen in particular put a lot of work into it after you installed the Red Pumpkinseed's mohawk crest as the bar itself. The curving, bladelike piece of metal meanders its way across one wall, where one of the so-called bridge bunnies is polishing a glass and watching the screen where Miles and Richard are engaging in a competitive game of Bluegill Joe 3.With the artificial HMIS fitted to each of them, they feel and perceive it like being in a real mech (mostly), but onlookers can watch on a projected screen that shows their little Bluegills dueling it out.Incidentally, 3 is the new one. Bluegill Joe, the original, is the first one and the classic. Revolutionary for its time in realism and handling, and redefining the simgame genre by trying to replicate being a Bluegill pilot as accurately as possible, it had only a single weapon. A sword. You, however, found an alternate way to play. To start the stage, you either follow the prompt on the screen and draw your sword with its signature flourish and Joe's trademark 'For justice and peace!' line...or you take a few steps past the blinking 'start' line of the stage, and fight unarmed.
>>46765677I smell a challenge for the crew
>>46765677Challenge the crew to a game of Bluegill Joe 3. Whoever wins gets their drinks paid by us.
As a kid, there was a particular mission you hated because the enemy Harpies swarm you en masse early on and are difficult to avoid in the bombed-out ruins of an old battleship. You found that fighting unarmed let you grapple them and use them as shields, though, and since you couldn't resheathe your sword once you drew it started relying on these tactics in play. Which might have a small effect on your unusual style of mecha combat today.Bluegill Joe is based on the true story of an UJCIDF pilot in the early post-war years, Joseph Muragi, and his story of unlikely survival and overcoming adversity after his troop carrier was shot out from under him by the Gorgons, a now-extinct pirate fleet. Bluegill Joe 2 received a lot of flak from diehard fans for introducing new weapons and having a new story with a fictional protagonist, but it was also the first to incorporate the shock knuckles, which you're inordinately fond of. Three expanded the franchise further by continuing Two, introducing an improved competitive mode, and incorporating a 'Classical Mode' where your Bluegill moves faster, as in one, but only gets a sword.The bridge bunny slips you a beer, glancing over at a table behind you, "New boys? Captain, I didn't know it was my birthday." She smiles warmly, and you glance behind you to see some of the Martians sitting with Avi, who's animatedly explaining the differences between this ship and the one they were on."We're celebrating early this year." You toast her, and she laughs, "How is the crew holding up?"She frowns and resumes polishing the glass, "You have good timing. There was a lot of grief and a lot of...well...a lot of weirdness when you were gone. A lot of us lost people we cared for. You coming back was sort of symbolic, it brought us back together, like you were some kind of...not a symbol of vengeance, but a mark that the Kestrels were still here no matter what had happened to us. Bit of a miracle, really."[Continued briefly]
>>46765744>>46765768I'm going to temporarily veto this just so you can get in a full dinner with Karen before everyone falls asleep.
>>46765822is the Knuckle Kaiser head mockup to your liking?
One by one, members of the crew come over to talk and drink with you. You actually have to turn down more than a few, opting to stay reasonably sober for your date in a few hours. As much as you want to play a few rounds of Bluegill Joe, the sheer number of people who want to ask you questions about the Knuckle Kaiser or talk about your performance in battle gets in your way. After all, they hadn't seen the Kaiser in action before, let alone witnessed it rip Tulwars to shreds and go toe-to-toe with Yoritomo's Osano-Wo, widely viewed as something of a monstrous armored hulk by Harpy pilots. It would be better to try when things aren't so fired-up. Richard beats Miles three out of five times, she loudly blames him for picking a small arena and threatens to kick his ass offline.Somehow, Doctor Cohen ends up sitting next to you, "So, you're having dinner with my granddaughter, are you?" He sighs, pushing a small tray of snacks over to you. You fish around aimlessly in it, with a muffled grunt of affirmation."Good, good! I remember when I, too, was a virile young sprout with a belly full of fire." He nods, making the loose skin on his neck wobble like an iquana's dewlap, "In fact, that's how my son was born, a night full of celebrating, one too many beers, this beautiful horticulture chief we'd just hired on..."You finally select a snack without looking, raising it almost to your lips before realizing it's a pill, "Cornelius, what are these?"His smile widens, "Why, saltpeter, of course!"You don't believe him, but you put the damned thing down and get out of there before he really does try something to ruin your good mood.[continued]
Yo is this Mech bulky enough? Also don't know where to add the thrusters for the legs.
>>46765939Very much so!
>>46766102Could stand to be a little thicker, but it's pretty good. The only beef I have with it is that it's got Wolverine-style claws instead of finger claws and the right arm is a little small. The forearm, particularly, is supposed to be big and armored.As for the legs, they're under a sort of flared skirt on the calf, like so.
>>46766102I think it was something like the Rick Dom legs
>>46766166Oh you wanted the gauntlets like this then? I see so that's what you meant for having a skirt on the legs.I thought you meant faulds before. I'll just cheat and use >>46766207 style of thrusters. Word. I'll work on it again next thread. We got 3 drawfags including me working on Knuckle Kaiser so far. Gonna be awesome to see the results.
>>46766265Gotta have the Abbadon claw hands.
You decide to check the mecha bay for Karen first. Just as expected, she's still working on the Knuckle Kaiser.You take the opportunity to wash and freshen up, your hair hanging in a carrot-colored mane around your shoulders as you select your best shirt and leather jacket. Much to your surprise, some of the crew have left you a little gift, a new jacket with a badge of the Kaiser's head on the shoulder and a crown surmounting the white hawk emblem on the back. You try it on. It's made from real leather, not the fake crap, black without being obnoxiously shiny. It's comfortable, and a bit longer than your old one, but you still need to wear it around a bit for it to truly fit just right. Even with all of your preparations, you still run into Karen just leaving the bay. She's traded her cheongsam for her working coveralls, and she has a smear of machine oil on her nose and a big smile on her face until she sees you. She squeaks and covers her face, "Roarke, you're early! I haven't made myself pretty yet. Go! Go wait!" She looks around, flustered, "We're in space...there really isn't anywhere for us to go, are my quarters okay? They're pretty big.">Are they okay?
>>46766345They are okay.
>>46766345Nah lets go to the observation deck?
Good luck brothers. I won't contribute for Karen route until we meet Red Siren.
>>46766404First dinners don't lock out any of the routes, by the way.
>>46766404You too, huh? I thought I was going to be the only one.RIP the voter count>>46766438No, but it's difficult to remain impartial or make rational decisions where waifus are involved.
>>46766380What if I told you that, and I swear I'm not bullshitting for consensus, that her room was in large part an observation deck?After all, she grew up on this ship, she's had a lot of time to find her ideal room and do what she wanted with it, and she's rocking a very high Technical Ability stat with a slew of mechanics-related skills.
>>46766460Don't worry I'll stick a Red Siren Poster on my Knuckle Kaiser drawing somewhere.
>>46766490Neat. Speaking of viewing the vastness of space constantly is there any difference in the affliction of space madness from those raised in stations as opposed to on a planet?
>>46766460You're telling me, I have to work hard to keep Magnetic Grappling Harpoon from stealing every scene.>>46766265Absolutely yes.
>>46766490Then that's fine. I did not know that. As long as Roarke is a proper gentleman.
>>46766525Planetnoids get it more quickly than spacenoids, that's the stereotype, but it happens to spacenoids too when they're exposed to isolation and the endless wheeling of the stars with no reference point for up and down. It does things to the human psyche.
Feel free to drop any lines you want to drop on Karen. Build those relationship points.
>>46766573Its amazing how much solitary confinement can mess with a persons mind, and when you take away spatial awareness, well.
>>46766596>Look at the bed>Do you come here often?
>>46766573Karen confirmed as having Space Madness. Time to pack up boys.
>>46766628It takes more isolation than that. Some people never get it. The most common cause is when someone's mech gets damaged and they float for too long without finding a colony or a ship or being somehow rescued. Weeks, sometimes months, out there with only your own voice for company and nothing to eat but meal bars, your perspective constantly shifting.
>>46766596>4chan>Believing that we can give good lines that aren't cringeworthy
>>46766596Honestly I don't have any good ones.
>>46766628Well, at least her soul ain't weighed down by gravity. That's gotta count for something.
You hesitate for a moment, then see a way to spin this to avoid embarrassing her, "You keep your research in there, right? Maybe we could look at your plans for the Knuckle Kaiser?"Her eyes go wide behind her spectacles, and she looks as though you just complimented her. "Yes! Yes we can, and...and I have a lot to show you, but go! Go go go!" She pushes gently on your chest, blushing, "I want this to be perfect."You laugh, surrendering gracefully, and turn as if to go, "Twenty minutes, your quarters." What Cornelius said made you think of the hydroponic greenhouse the Rhinehawk carries, and you had the sudden impulse to stop by there and get something."Make it ten!" She towels off her face impatiently, "I'm very efficient." She releases the electromagnets in her boots and kicks off the floor, floating past you and sticking her tongue out. You can't help giving one of her pigtails a gentle tug as she passes, and she laughs and swats your hand away."Hey, Karen..." You call out."Hm?" She pauses with her hand on the railing."You were already pretty." Without even looking at her reaction, you adjust your glasses and walk away with just the right amount of nonchalance.Time to go get her some flowers.[Continued, but with some time alloted in between for player input]
>>46766786smooth as fuck
>>46766786So what kind of flowers would she like? Daisies? Sunflowers?
When are we getting electrified power fists? Creates a miniature emp at point of impact. -1 to whatever roll that servo uses for a full turn. On crit disables for a full turn.
>>46766894Oh, you have no idea how hilarious Shock is in this game. It starts with lost actions and ends with instant death!
>>46766860Red and white dahlias? White lilacs? What message are we trying to send in giving her flowers?Roses are probably out if we're not heading for a routelock just yet.>mfw after asking 2 girls on dates, /tg/ now realizes that none of us know how to take girls on dates
You choose a fairly mixed bouqet of flowers. After all, you're no botanist, but they look good and smell good and you remember she liked orchids.Karen's room is one of those ones that has an unusual shape because of where it fits against the structure of the hull. It has a high, curving ceiling, and besides the ground floor has a second floor extending halfway across the room. Karen's waiting in a new cheongsam. This one is purple, with a peach-shaped cleavage window. The effect is slightly more cute than sexy, but she makes it work. She gasps at the flowers, but seems at something of a loss of what to do with them, eventually finding a container to put them in temporarily. Her PC is on and plugged in at her desk, with a few dozen tabs of holonet displayed. Apparently she browses a lot of imageboards. She grabs it and turns it off with an embarrassed smile, before dragging you upstairs, "I know what you're about to ask me." She says demurely, sitting you down at the little table...it looks more like a card table than a dinner table, really...she's laid out some food on. The food is squeezed to the corners of the table by the massive portfolio in the middle, though, "I fixed all the circuitry in the head itself, I just need to program some nanotubes into the right configuration to repair the mask." She reaches out and touches your hand, "There's nothing for someone like me quite like seeing someone they care about come home safe because of your work.">What say?
That....would be the Knuckle Kaiser's Final Love-Love ALL WAIFU COMBINE FINAL FORM?
>>46767063Problems like that are for people who use Empathy instead of Cool. Just power your way through and rewrite the rules. This is anime!
>>46767083I try, although safe has nothing to do with it. Thanks for the hard work, its appreciated. Do you cook often?
>>46767083Supporting this >>46767124
"I try, although I don't know if I can ever call it safe. You do a lot for me, though, and I'm grateful...especially for this, do you cook often?""It's just grilled cheese, n-not anything special...but I make that a lot, so I'm good at it." She pulls her pigtails down over her shoulders nervously. "I think you're wrong, though, Roarke. Um. I can make you safe. I can give you superior firepower and a vastly increased sensor radius. You'll have a much more efficient blocking profile and improved performance, especially with this little...well...doohickey I've been working on..." She tries hard not to look too smug. Overhead, her ceiling projects the sky immediately through the hull above, much as your cockpit monitors project what's outside the Knuckle Kaiser. The stars waltz slowly, gracefully by, in colors no light-polluted city on a colony or planet could see. The jewelry box of the cosmos is spread out before you.
>>46767232Is there more or...
>>46767232man the last bit was beautiful.
"It's a pringle-shaped elbow piece that..."Much of the conversation is about upgrades to the machine, about tweaking and improving it. Somehow, her chair gets moved around next to yours, and somehow her head ends up on your shoulder as she talks excitedly about something called the Colts System. That was a feature of Floyd Beck's Thoroughbred X, you vaguely remember, those floating gun-drones that followed his machine around. There's a poster of it on the wall in here. Bright yellow and black, like a wasp, with a black X across its chest. Looking closely, you can indeed see similarities between it and your own, although the head is too ornate for your tastes.A tiny snore alerts you that Karen has fallen asleep, and you smile as you lift her up and carry her to bed. She seemed quite chipper and happy explaining her work to you, and you think that overall it was a good time for her, so you're content to let her rest...but she steals a march on you. Or more specifically, a kiss, smirking after she does and then gently pushing you away and rolling over to get comfortable in her mound of blankets.Speaking of which, you're pretty tired yourself. You've done a lot for one day, so you decide to go get some sleep too.
Session ends here for the night, next one should be a bit less hectic. Thursday at the usual time.
>>46767568Thanks for running, QM
THANKS FOR RUNNING MR WONGGGGG
>>46767488thanks for running. could someone archive this thread?