Welcome back, swashbucklers, to the eighth chapter of Mecha Space Pirate Quest (this time with drawfaggotry). As always, you are Roarke Starwind, Captain of the Iron Kestrels Pirate Crew and soon to declare yourself Admiral of the Iron Kestrels Pirate Fleet.Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Mecha+Space+Pirate+Quest%2C+Collective+Game%2C+mechaMaster Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/sSHs0QmFUpgrade Menu: http://pastebin.com/QQQzkFZeLast time, you concluded an incredibly busy day. To recap, yesterday you beat a small Martian PMC, robbed a Martian cruise ship, kidnapped its haughty passenger, defeated the captain of the Storm Dragons and made him your subordinate, recruited all of her surviving escorts except for the two who fled into the Belt after the battle, got drunk, went on a successful date with Karen Cohen, and treated her like a gentleman. You even tucked her into bed when she fell asleep, before returning to your own quarters.So it isn't any wonder that you wake up feeling like you could sleep for another six hours, eyeing your bedside chronometer with antipathy and wondering whether anyone would mind if you just didn't get up today at all.On the other hand, you have a ship to either sell or refit (a decision to make today), and you have a pretty UJCIDF Corporal waiting back at California Station for you to sweep her off her feet and take her to a fancy restaurant. Such is the life of a successful space pirate. Speaking of success, what are your plans for the day?
>>46822873Sweet I get to catch one live.Sell that ship, ring rich Muslim husband. Not sure we even contacted him yet.
Meanwhile, some good news and some bad news. The good news is, the Harpy is statted. The bad news is, I might have fucked up and misunderstood the role of missiles in this game, meaning that the Master Harpy will be slightly delayed. Pirate Mecha Harpy:Lightweight Head: C/S/K 2, 1 tonLightweight Torso: C/S/K 4, 2 tonsLightweight L. Wing: C/S/K 2, 1 tonLightweight R. Wing: C/S/K 2, 1 tonLightweight L. Arm: C/S/K 3, 1 tonLightweight R. Arm: C/S/K 3, 1 tonLightweight L Leg: C/S/K 3, 1 tonLightweight R Leg: C/S/K 3, 1 tonLightweight Armor (2 CP, SP 2, 1 ton) all locationsMain Sensors: Cost 4, Space 1, Kills 2, 1 tonOptions: Head Cockpit with Ejector Seat (1 CP, 1 Space), Storage Module (1CP, 1 Space), Micromanipulators (1 CP, 1 Space), Liftwire (0.3 CP), Spotlights (0.2 CP) Armament: Multiple options, Harpies can be refitted into different variants between missions. Pick two.Drill: WA -1, 4K, AP, 3 CP, 3 Spaces, 2 tonsLight Cannon: Range 250m, WA 0, 3K, Ammo 10, Reloads 3, 4 CP, 3 Spaces, 1.5 tonsAxe: WA 0, 6K, 3 CP, 3 Spaces, 3 tons Scattershot Arm (3x Fire-Linked Light Beam Guns): Range 200m, WA +1, 1K each, Infinite Ammo, 8 CP, 3 Spaces total, 1.5 tonsMounted Small Shield: DA -1, SP 6, 7.5 CP, 3 tonsThrusters: 2 per Wing (Wings themselves provide +2 MA in flight), MA 6 (12 in Jet Mode), CP 4Jet Mode: Allows the Harpy to take the form of a mechafighter (costs 0.3 multiplied by the base CP of the mech). This doubles the flight MA, prevents the use of handheld weapons (if Harpies had hands), and inflicts -2 MVTotal Weight: 18 tons unarmed, 24 tons with heaviest optionTotal Cost: 65 base, 86.5 with most expensive options.
>>46822873Sell off that ship, see Miles and check how it all went with Fatima
Time for the best quest
>>46823059Not shocking impressive are they?
>>46823148Harpies break easily, even against other Harpies. They're a cheap, fast, means to bully civilians and equally light police mecha.
>>46823185Even more reason to sell the ship and buy our pilots better mechs
>>46823185We should see about getting our hands on some heavier mechs after we sell the ship. Also upgrade our own mech so that it is actually armed.
>>46823229Seconding this. We need a shot gun at the very least.
>>46823293Nah Roarke doesn't need or want any guns
>>46823185Reminds me of a technical (which, given harpy's start as civilian mechs, they are), strapping heavy weaponry (SPGs, HMGs, rocket pods, etc) to a frame that was never made to even conceivably endure stress to certain parts of it. Which really shows how well Toyota made their trucks. hahaha. I wonder if there's a few harpys out their that kept former company logos on them like that mark's plumbing ISIS technical. Hahahaha.
>>46823293Or at least the anti armour fists. Something we can hurt heavy fuckers with.
>>46823293>>46823229We went with pure brawl, and now it's written into Roarke's character. We don't have the skill, and the best we can get is some sort of hand-based melee weapon.
>>46823325There is a difference between being armed with actual brawling weapons and having one single punch glove made from scrap. We need more punching.
>>46823325Maybe a shotgun isn't unfeasable then. We probably want some counter measures to help us get closer, like chaff. Perhaps even explosive reactive armor that we can manually trigger? I have never the book so I have no clue if such things exist or would need to be made up.
>>46823361We can save up 3 points and get the pugalist upgrade or get the crushing blow for our fist
>>46823211>>46823229This is what I was looking for. A good, concrete purchase exorbitant enough to justify it costing an entire (secondhand) ship without me having to figure out how much a starship costs in credits because Mekton Zeta was written by people almost as disorganized as me. Heavier mechs it is. Although as it's been pointed out, guns aren't Roarke's style. It will take a few days to sell your new ship, however, an item this big and this hot takes time to fence.
>>46823325We could meet in the middle of range and melee with big doofy extendo-arms.
By the way, what are /tg/'s rules on uploading .pdfs? I could just hand you all the books, if you like.
>>46823392>>46823457Or get detachable flying fists.
>>46823466Only allows up to 8 MB
>>46823457I never noticed how much Shin Getter 3's face looked like a Space Marine helmet.
One last thing before I finish up this post. A note on the girls.Each major female character you successfully sleep with will unlock a ~special upgrade~ for the Knuckle Kaiser. Nothing terribly overpowered, but each one is useful and better still, each one is free. >>46823487How unfortunate.
>>46823731Does that mean we'll be encountering more wifus than we currently know about?
>>46823731>unlock a ~special upgrade~ for the Knuckle Kaiser
The Heart of the Sunshine drifts past your porthole-style cabin windows, and you decide that you can't keep it. its too valuable for how small it is to simply add to the armada. That's going to be a problem, however, because finding a buyer isn't something you can do instantly. As you dress, you turn off the chronometer on your PC, unplug it from your bedside table, and contact Richard. You confirm that Dr. Cohen is already aboard the passenger liner scrambling its identification chip. That way, it won't be recognized as the Heart of the Sunshine when you tow it into California Station and raise awkward questions with the UJCIDF.The awkward bulk of the Yamato flies past in the opposite direction, and you momentarily wish you could sell it too, however useful it might be.You finish chewing some dental gum, combing your hair, washing up, and getting dressed before sauntering down the hall. A strip of moving floor...you're never sure what to call those things, transportation treadmills? Horizontal elevators? Whatever it is, it makes your trip to the ship's bar much less of a jog, and a mug of black coffee enlivens your senses and sends energy racing through you from head to toe. You spot Karen, half-asleep and spacing out over some notes she's doodling on her PC's holographic screen. She sees you, blushes, and grins into her coffee. After all, she managed to loot a kiss from you last night, she has good reason to be smug. There's a different bridge bunny on bar duty this morning, and not for the first time you wonder whether Captain Ozark stocked his bridge with attractive women (besides Avi, who's just a cool kid) on purpose. The answer is probably yes.You tug Karen's pigtails in passing, and she makes a credible grab for you before you slip away, laughing, and head for the bridge. Miles is rubbing Richard's shoulders, the big guy looks pretty hung over from the celebration the night before.[Continued]
>>46823828Possibly. More importantly, it gives everyone a reason to support all the girls, and not just their own waifu. You pulled some pretty cool lines on Samantha when you first met her, but the Karenfags during her date seemed to be struggling just a little for something to say to her. Remember, you're all comrades in this, even if I'd never want the banter about which one is 'best' to stop.
>>46823951Since the kaiser is the best waifu does that mean we get a free upgrade if we sleep with it?
>>46823980Magnetic Grappling Harpoon is Knuckle Kaiser's waifu. He makes her nanofiber reservoir tremble every time his big, strong servos use her.
>>46823731If we sleep with one the bridge bunnies that works at the bar do we get a built in beer dispenser in our cockpit?
"Wake up, everyone. I wish I was asleep too, but we've got a lot to do. Avi." You point at the kid, who turns off the comic books he was reading on his PC and glances up at you, "Take us to California Station. Miles, we have people on the Heart of the Sunshine controlling the bridge, weapons systems, and comms, right?"She gives you a look as though wondering whether you're joking, "Uh. Yup. Duh. Did Karen do something to you last night, Cappy? You're usually just a liiiiittle faster on your feet." She grins smugly. Bloody women.You adjust your aviators, "Good." You decide not to even answer her question, knowing her insatiable curiosity will eat at her, "Transmit the signal to both our subordinate ships, we're making the jump. When we arrive, YOU can get off Richard's lap and go look for a buyer. We're going to sell the Heart and buy something stronger than Harpies for the next time the Green Skulls show up. We're a Pirate Fleet now, it's time we had sturdier mecha."Avi finishes putting in the calculations, "Ready when you are, boss." His voice cracks with adolescence."Oh. One more thing, did our guest cooperate?"Miles gives you a sour look, nods, and hits a button, "This came in while you were on your date, Captain."It's a voice recording, "ANIKI! Admiral-sama, this is my greatest figurine yet! Truly sugoi! Those eyes...that skin...and best of all, her expression! That scowl is the scowl of a true tsundere!" You don't know what a 'sundayray' is, and you don't want to know. "If you ever get tired of her, let me host the vulnerable ojousama, I swear on my swords that she will develop an appreciation for refined Eastern culture." It sounds like there's more, but Miles mutes it before you can get a headache from too much Yoritomo too early in the morning.[Continued]
>>46824480Never change Yoritomo, you crazy weeaboo bastard!
"Admiral, huh? You're really going to declare yourself one? Takes some balls to do that, but it's not like anyone can tell you not to." Miles whistles smugly, "So...does KAREN call you Admiral too, or...?"You throw your empty coffee mug at her, and Richard catches it. The two of them grin at each other, while you ponder how much better things were back when they hated each other's guts and were only part of your squad because they were the second and third best pilots in the Iron Kestrels. You used to hate hearing the words 'big dumb farmboy' and 'tomboy wench' thrown back and forth endlessly over your comms when you were just trying to listen to some Judas Priest, but it might honestly have been preferable to them cooing over each other. The idea of Miles' personality on offspring built like Richard sends a shiver of pure horror down your spine."Make the damned jump. Avi, if they keep this up, YOU're the new First Mate. Keep in mind, I still haven't decided who gets to use the Master Harpy yet." Avi salutes at your request, and finishes plugging in the numbers, the tip of his tongue sticking out from between his pudgy lips as the view outside the screen goes white.This time, perhaps because you're already being grated on by your friends, the warp jump feels a lot smoother.[Continued in a bit, I have to make a taco run, feel free to make suggestions, offer criticism, come up with things for Roarke to say to his cheeky squadmates, and shitpost about which gundam series was the best until I return]
>>46824587>The idea of Miles' personality on offspring built like Richard sends a shiver of pure horror down your spine.Considering who their parents would be they might make one hell of a pilot though.
>>46824587>shitpost about which gundam series was the best08TH MS TEAM BEST SERIES PROVE ME WRONG
>>46824587While I love the raid and looting life, is there also commercial mech fighting? (arena, simulated war show, or maybe guys just making legally binding bets and shooting the shit out of each other.) I don't necessarily want that to be a big thing or even see much of that now, but is that a possibility? Also how do our regular pilots gain skill? Do they just become elites after surviving 2 or 3 intense battles, or can we train and such?
>>46824663>08TH MSDigging thunderbolt recently.
>>46824663No argument here anon, you got some solid taste.
>>46824696Could we do both? If we threw all our newbie pilots an underground mecha fighting ring, we could train up some aces and make some cash in one fell swoop.
>>46824719How is Thunderbolt anyway? Waiting for all four episodes to be out before I watch it.
>>46824863The animation's gorgeous, the action is savage, and it does a pretty good job in the feels department for an OVA.
>>46824911the music's pretty rad too
>>46824663Thats not G Gundam anon
>>46825239I heard on /m/ that Domon's English voice actor is a doctor now, can anyone confirm that?
>>46824663Facts:Kira Yamato fucked his best friend's whore girlfriend onscreen, she was using him.SHIRO "Alpha" AMADA had sex with a Zeon princess (offscreen, like a classy gentleman) in a wrecked Salamis, then again in a hot spring he made with the beamsaber of his crashed gundam. He got her pregnant and made her a good Feddie wife.TL:DR 0th MS Team is the best gundam with the best protagonist, especially since he isn't a Newtype.
>>46825288Ya he's a dentist now
>>46824696>>46824823It exists. In fact, Roarke probably got his start as a criminal working one of the underground mecha brawling rings. It's a good way to make smalltime cash, some are fists-only and others allow weapons to be used. Also, 0th MS Team and Thunderbolt are both great, my only problem with Thunderbolt is that seeing Zeon pilots get rekt gets old after a while. It would be nice if they won for once.
>>46824823However, and I should have mentioned this sooner, there's a not-insignificant chance of pilots dying from this.
>>46825290>TL:DR 0th MS Team is the best gundam with the best protagonist, especially since he isn't a Newtype.Thems fightin' words.
>>46825375I haven't read the manga yet, and there's still the final episode, so they might have their day.
>>46825411Weed out the weak, buy off the strong.
>>46825411so it'd probably be better for us to teach them how to pilot and shoot. If I recall, there was a teaching skill that could do just that and our piloting is probably damn high to help us train them.
>>46825375In the manga its just everyone who gets wrecked. Also evil Buddhists! Seriously its an awesome read.
>>46825476Uso Ewin: Unwitting acolyte of Khorne.
California Station is just as you remember it, down to the Wels-Class Battleship hovering around Colony 2. It has to be a little irritating, being too big for the Colony bays and not being able to crouch in the busy shipyards of the Asteroid because of the constant traffic. Colony 3 doesn't have any trouble handling your three smaller ships, though, although you have to scramble for a fake name for the Heart of the Sunshine, eventually settling on the fairly unoriginal 'Sunbeam'. Miles takes the shuttle out to Colony 1 with Richard...you suspect they're going on a date before looking for a buyer...and you very, very firmly tell Yoritomo that Avi is in charge of the fleet in your absence, not him. He seems perfectly fine with this after the first few "But senpai..."s, and he announces his intention to spread the news of your survival and new Admiral status among the pirate fraternity.Do you tell him not to, or let him have his fun? It will obviously come out sooner or later, but if you tell him to keep silent he probably will. Probably. A victory in battle and a little resin figurine go a lot farther with Yoritomo than money, making him even more of an oddity than most pirates.
>>46825688Let's tell him to announce it later. With tact. After we've built up our force and some territory to back us up.
>>46825688Lets let him tell them he might persuade some folks to join us
>>46825688Wait until we make a dent in the green skulls. Maybe score a third ship and crew from those colonies. It'd make the reveal that much better and would catch them off guard.
>>46825688Bond with best girl Yoritomo. We're pirates. We just finished a pay day. We got ourselves an ace and a subordinate pirate captain. Gotta celebrate with alcohol.Drunk Karaoke. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
>>46825688Seconding >>46825761Let's hang out with Yoritomo, he's pretty fucking cool. We can buy him some shit out of the Space Gachapon.
>>46825304Imagine the SHINING ROOT CANAL.
>>46825785>>46825761But there's still dinner with Sam, we can't get drunk now!
Almost forgot to post the threadly mixtapehttps://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6iimHE85EZZMkd4cmRabXRuMU0
>>46825688Let's hold off for now. Rumors and subtlety can make a man's reputation far more effectively than misplaced bombast.
>>46825479Yes, you can train pilots up to the average of your Teaching and whatever skill you're training them in. I'll work up some rules for it later.
>>46825688Hold off, tell him its dishonorabu to brag about such a humble start. Also drunken shenanigans.
>>46825808Ask Yoritomo if he has a 3D wifu, we can make it a double date.
>>46825808agreed. We did promise to give each girl a try and I want to see if we could recruit Samantha. Because fuck the kid in the white pumpkin seed.
Lets have the waiter play this in the back ground for Sam's datehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DZXnTYA1xg
You advise him to temporarily hold off...but instead, you offer to take him drinking. Much to your surprise, he refuses, and suggests something else.The coffee turns out to be absolutely delicious. Normally, you take it blacker than the void between the stars, and don't think much about the taste. This, though, is different. It's a subtle flavoring, milk and cream and something sweet...cinnamon, maybe?The uniforms the girls wear are strange, but they remind you ever so slightly of the lace Samantha Blanchett had added to her pilot suit. They're remarkably cute, remarkably friendly, and for once you don't think of Yoritomo as being the most unlucky man you know when it comes to women. He has a long talk with you, mostly about Captain Ozark. "I was nearly a Kestrel myself, senpai. In fact, you and I might have been in the same squad, but we're different sorts of people. I guess I was a bit older than you were when you joined, and I already had a few nakama, so I turned down his offer. The next week, I hijacked the first Yamato from some scavengers and founded the Storm Dragons. That's part of the reason why I was willing to join you, if the Stone Soldiers asked I'd have answered them with my hanabi missile bays." He laughs, and gives a quiet "domo arigatou" to the maid who brings his refill."So, what are these things?" You've been given several boxes of some kind of wafer sticks covered in chocolate at one end. They're weird, but delicious."Pocky, senpai. It makes your warrior spirit stronger."[Anything to ask him about, or do you just want to eat pocky and ogle cute maids?]
>>46826364So why are you so into this?
>>46826364Ask if they have Dark Chocolate Pocky with Almonds. See the picture? That shit is the Pocky of fucking KINGS! Also, ask him why he's so into this stuff. Never admit that we enjoy it, see if they have Space Gachapons.
>>46826364Ask if he has any 3d waifu
>>46826364aside for how he got in, any info or rumors could be good to hear as well. Especially about that green mask guy who caused us trouble.
>>46826400"And the...Japanese thing?"He looks at you, absolutely befuddled, "My culture may be history, but the ways of my ancestors are worth emulating. After all, I'm descended from a hero. I came from a wealthy family, fortunately, and even though my parents were often away on business I had plenty of time and money to hone my skills as a bushi throughout my childhood and into my adult life. That's one of the ways I respect you even though you didn't form the Kestrels yourself...from what Ozark-sama told me, you didn't have as much starting capital from a substantial inheritance as I did. Your path is a very pure one, and even though you don't respect the majesty of the katana sufficiently a man who comes from nothing and fights with nothing is perhaps the fighter who most embodies the element of void, and are we not all, essentially, floating in the void all the time?" He sighs heavily, his usual exuberance slightly dimmed, "Although I dream of someday seeing Mount Fuji, and climbing to the top in the Osano-Wo to shout to all of glorious Nippon that the descendant of Oda Nobunaga has returned to his native land. It will be sugoi, magnificently sugoi." You are beginning to suspect it isn't tobacco in the yakuza-style pipe he has.
>>46826658>"Although I dream of someday seeing Mount Fuji, and climbing to the top in the Osano-Wo to shout to all of glorious Nippon that the descendant of Oda Nobunaga has returned to his native land. It will be sugoi, magnificently sugoi."That is a fucking awesome dream.Raise a glass to the dreams of men.
>>46826691Now we have to go to earth
>>46826658A dream like that, huh. Now I know why fighting with you was so fun. You'd need to have a strong determination to protect a dream like that. I can respect something like that. Maybe someday I can visit your ancestor's land as well, as your "nakama".
>>46826793While riding on top of a falling colony, rocking out to the Final Countdown
>>46826691First the Green Skulls, then we'll head to Earth and make your dream a reality
>>46826888But Oda's gonna kill us if we accidentally hit japan
>>46827016He just keeps getting betterAnd for our dream I say were looking for someone who can truly give us a challenge
>>46827016Damn you I woke everyone up laughing.
There are several vending machines along the exterior wall, apparently dispensing little toys in little plastic bubbles. You guess those might be for kids, although some of them honestly look rather neat.You raise a glass to his dream. Momentarily, you feel a little bad for not having one as grand for your own...although it's never too late to find a dream, "This was a better idea than drinking, I have a date tonight and I feel that this is going to be a long conversation. You're a determined sort of man, Captain Oda. I can respect that. Let's both go to Earth someday...as nama-er, as nakama. After we crush the Green Skulls and build up our strength."Yoritomo's broad face overflows with emotion, before he grins and clinks his own delicate porcelain cup against yours, "Hai, Admiral Starwind-sama!" His voice rings off the walls, before he remembers that he isn't supposed to be telling people you're back. He points one giant finger at the girls, "Meidos, tell no one of this. The Admiral has returned in dire secrecy."They salute. This is slightly shocking. On the other hand, this is a rather small cafe, you're the only customers at the moment. They seem to know him pretty well, too, "So, Captain, are you and any of these girls...?" You look at him over your sunglasses. After all, you've mentioned your date to him, so you're obligated to ask.He looks shocked, "No, Taishou-sama. They are the wives and daughters of my nakama. Most of our pilots come from these Colonies. As far as I am concerned, these are my precious imoutos." They curtsy as cohesively as a military unit saluting on parade. "This is my cafe, I've invested some of my profits in little businesses like this."
>>46827089Huh. Thats actually a good idea. Making some side buisness or something like that. Could bring in recruits and money. Maybe a gym called Eye of the Tiger?
>>46827157Hell, it could even have a Fight Club and some music boxes playing old school music. And of course some bluegill joe machines.
Feel free to ask Yoritomo anything else, by the way. After all, you're nakama now.
>>46827089Ask him what the machines along the wall are. Also, ask him if he knows any good places to invest some of the resell starship money into.
>>46827089He said "hijacked the first Yamato". How many Yamatos has he gone through?
>>46827227Well, my previous thoughts still stand. Any rumors about the Green skulls, that mech with the green mask, or any bits of useful information for both targets and recruits could help.
>>46827089Are you seeing anyone? or is it 4dbp? Is that the expression?
"Gashapon, Taishou-sama. Just swipe a credit off your PC and it dispenses a toy." He magnanimously indicates the machine, "The more expensive ones are further from the door. There's been some argument among the meidos about whether that's the most sensible positioning for them, but I'm sure they'll figure it out.""So you don't manage it yourself? That could be useful, it would give us another place besides the Rhinehawk and the bars to go, at least."He shakes his head, "The meidos run things and give me my share, it's very sensible. You should invest in buying an empty property, Starwind-sama. Once you have more infrastructure, at least." He coughs, "So...aniki, you have a date tonight." He grins, "What can you tell me? I bet she's kawaii as all fuck, isn't she?">[What are you willing to tell him?]
>>46827541Can ya stop with the faux-Jap for a single sentence? And I am not telling you a damn thing. Smile though.
>>46827541Shes a girl I met while out for a walk
>>46827541I guess so? Short in stature but I couldn't get a good look at her when she opened her mech's cockpit. She's a head or two shorter than me. Wears some of that old fashioned stuff. Kind of like the maids here. Lacey, puffy, black and white?
>>46827541Keep it simple. Met her while we were out and about, testing the Kaiser, and while we did so, she broke up the fight. It was impressive, so taking her out.>>46827585I dunno. Not something we would do, but it gives him his own odd weeb charm. Like a puppy with a cheap cosplay mask.
>>46827541I guess, but my gut tells me there's more to her than meets the eye, if you get my drift.
>>46827627GOTHIC lolitainb4 'dog of government'
>>46827624If Sammy does turn out to be a trap, chances are he'd probably be the most welcoming. Probably saying something like "Just like my japanese animes!"
>>46827672>"It's just like Boku no Pico!">"Boh-koo no what?"
>>46827965then he tries a trap outfit and we need to roll a DC 30 check to maintain our cool.
"I met her when I was taking a jaunt in the Kaiser, before I repaired it. She broke up a little scuffle, and I was impressed. Short, dark hair, a little small in the chest, big eyes, long lashes. She had a sort of old-fashioned aesthetic, and I thought she was interesting. Sort of like your maid waitresses, lots of lace, puffy clothing, black and white."Yoritomo's eyes become as large as saucers, "You found one, then. The ancient legends are true. A waifu, like in the ancient tales." He clinks his cup against yours again, "The ancient sages, the home-dwellers, those called 'otaku' spoke of them as creatures that existed beyond the realms of humanity, like a Platonic Ideal of femininity. They come in many guises, Taishou-sama."You stare at him, abruptly grateful for his shades. You don't want to know about Yoritomo's religion, which is what this sounds an awful lot like. Aside from Christianity, in all of its bizarre branches, Hakimite Islam from Mars, and the Roman Pantheon popular among the Jovian upper class, you aren't very familiar with the more obscure religions that branch up in isolated colonies. Moreover, it's not a cool conversation to have over coffee. "Ah." It's the only reply you can think of."Taishou, get her a gashapon for luck. If she's truly a woman of quality, she'll like it.">This could be a good decision, or an awful decision. What will you do?
Rolled 29 (1d30)>>46828054We would be fine
>>46828054>Oda trying to trap
>>46828076I think I might have been wrong about Newtypes not existing.
>>46828074May as well. If she likes it, she likes it. Nothing wrong with some side garnish for the main event.
Rolled 735 (1d1000)>>46828094Im just lucky
>>46828074Not on the first date man.
>>46828074Get her a gashopon>You found one, then. The ancient legends are true. A waifu, like in the ancient tales.
>>46828084"Am I kawaii ugu senpai?"In the hanger, for no reason, Knuckle Kaiser starts screaming.. which is odd because it doesn't have that function.
>>46828074Get her three Gachapon! At least one should be a keychain figure.
>>46828074>Be the only otaku in space>Invite friend to maid cafe>Friend finds a gothic loli waifu>Akin to finding a shiny in the wild>Poker face>Part with friend>Disguise self with fake mustache, glasses and trench coat>Stalk friend on his date >Commit gothlic loli to memory>Make a new dakimakura
>>46828200>only otaku in spaceIf memory serves me right, his entire crew is made of otaku, or at least sounds like theminb4 his crew is dedicated to making dakisinb4 dakis are a black market item
>>46828192Speaking of Dat Jewdough, Wong when are we going to get our own collection of Psychic Little Girl Clones?
>>46828363When we liberate them from a hidden military research base
>>46828393so that base that the green skulls are looting? They are probably stealing all the Purus.
You swipe your PC at the most expensive machine. After all, Fatima is technically paying for everything you're doing in California Station right now. The machine whirls, and a cheerful little tune plays as lights flash and tiny figurines of cats march back and forth across the top. Finally, a tiny plastic ball is dispensed. Inside is a little bluish-black figurine of a dog. It almost looks crystalline, definitely not made of plastic. The dog closely resembles pic related. It has a little metal collar where a cord or fine chain could be drawn through a loop on its neck.You pocket it, noting that it's about the same color as Samantha's dark blue pilot suit.>Continue talking with Yoritomo. If so, about what?>Return to the Rhinehawk>Visit Colony 2, where the Wels-Class is parked
>>46828446>>Return to the RhinehawkGet ready for date and set up a security screen just in case shit goes down.
>>46828446>>Visit Colony 2, where the Wels-Class is parkedLet it begin.
>>46828446>Visit Colony 2, where the Wels-Class is parked
>>46828363>>46828393>Shadows of Zeon QuestFuck off.
>>46828446>Visit Colony 2, where the Wels-Class is parked>>46828417>Green Skulls are Zeon in disguise
>>46828393This is a pretty good answer.
>>46828473Never read Shadows of Zeon. What's happening with Ple over there?
I should add, by the way, since the conversation is leading this way, that cloning is actually exceptionally taboo. The Green Men soured a lot of people on genetic engineering, and they were essentially cloning themselves to fly the forests of bio-armor they were growing on Mars.
>>46828564>flying forests of organic power armorThey can pilot forests?Also, the Green Men are giving me Zentradi and Neosapien vibes. Was that intentional?And what happened to them when they lost the war?
>>46828564Yeah, but when have people actually followed the law, or morals. Just means they went abit deeper is all.
>>46828564OI! You writing yet!?
You take your toy, and sincerely thank Yoritomo for the coffee. He's risen several points in your opinion since the two of you fought. As you make your way back towards the shuttleport after stopping at the Rhinehawk to wash up and put on some better clothes, you decide to scout out Colony 2 a bit. After all, you're not as familiar with it as you are the others. There's plenty of time left before your date to fly back to, you and Yoritomo started talking before noon...and he left you some boxes of this 'dark chocolate pocky with almonds', which sounds tasty. You decide to take a box on the date, too. Samantha seems like she'd like delicate exotic snacks. Colony 2 is, as expected, full of the pale green uniforms of UJCIDF cadets and the dark green tunics and white trousers of NCOs. Here and there you see other colors, but none of the purple high-ranking Jovian officers have.>[Incidentally, what are you wearing? Besides your aviators.]
>>46828498You'd puke if you knew how it went down.
>>46828761Usual clothes just no Identifying us as Iron Kestrels.
>>46828815Corn based Bio Armor with Bean based weaponry?THE FIENDS!
>>46828761Why not just go full Quattro Bajeena?
>>46828761This with Red as the main color
>>46828761Jeans with shirt dark shirt and black petticoat. Goes good with shades and possible spontaneous gunfights.
>>46828611I deleted my post to explain in more detail. The Green Men were growing suits of bio-armor in vast ranks, piloted by their clones and their cultists. They grew so many that their fields covered parts of Mars like a forest. The Purging of Mars was incredibly, incredibly bloody and left swathes of the planet uninhabitable again.Each non-clone Green Man was a genetically engineered superhuman. Smarter, with better instincts, and stronger than virtually any natural human being. They could photosynthesize and filled the skies of their worlds with spores that induced a sense of religious euphoria in affected humans who saw them. Every last one of them was a peerless warrior, but humanity flung tide after tide of human flesh and mecha at them and eventually overwhelmed them. They are believed exterminated, and any found today would surely meet the same fate.That's what Roarke knows about them, at least.
>>46828837If we see the whinny kid and he asks why we're here we have to say "I'm here to laugh at you."
>>46828938>humanity flung tide after tide of human flesh and mecha at themKnowing their weakness, I sent wave after wave of my own men at them until they reached their preset kill limit and shut down.
>>46829000The memorial to General Brannigan still stands on Luna.
>>46829046Thats gonna look great in our trophy room
>>46829080Let's not steal a memorial. At least not without a buyer and a copy to replace the memorial so nobody's none the wiser
>>46829127We'll take it as a souvenir from our trip to earth
You wonder, briefly, if any admiral has ever dressed as plainly as you. You were surprised to find the red suit among your clothes, you'd forgotten you had it, but as much as you wanted to try it on you decided to go with a cleaned-up version of the usual. Blue pants, Gods of the 80's made it clear that men wore hard-wearing blue pants when at ease. Your shirt is black silk, and buttons up. Your civilian leather jacket is freshly cleaned and gleams just slightly less than your aviators.You're ready for this. You walk down the streets like you own them, getting more than one admiring glance from the female cadets who seem to travel around in packs. You're lucky you reserved a place at a restaurant in advance, Colony 2 seems to be doing a lot of business with the Jovian military in town. You've just spotted a specialty music store and are on your way across the street to it when your shoulder bumps against someone else's in the crowd. It's a woman, with a blonde bob of a haircut that gives her face a sweet, heartlike shape and a naturally cute expression. She's wearing a stark-white UJCIDF uniform, aside from a lieutenant's rank insignia. It's just a brief brush, but for a moment, your eyes meet hers over the rim of your shades.It's like staring into the eyes of a shark, a sudden moment of violence and blood. You can practically feel an attack coming, even though her body posture doesn't change one iota.[Continued, rolling against Roarke's Stability DC of 25]
Rolled 7 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>46829248Oops.
Rolled 9 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>46829248Do it right back at her and make her flinch
>>46829308Seems we have the blessing of papa bones there.
Rolled 8 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>46829308Shouldn't it be a +12?
>>46829353Ya I miss read the post and thought we were rolling to resist
>>46829248Whoah. Love.....love changes everything. I'm in looove..
The thing about staring at death is, you've done it before. Not just once, either. You stare her down like a mastiff stares down a pit bull, and after a moment, the murderous gaze subsides. You stare her down, your hands creaking into fists in your pocket. You put every drop of who you are into it, too.The strange thing is, she doesn't flinch either. Instead, she smiles. A wide smile, "Heeeey, aren't you going to apologize to me?" She puts her hands on her hips. It might be cute any other time but now. As a fighter yourself, you notice the way her body's tensing up, the way one foot subtly shifts behind the other. She's taking a stance, and ready to spring at any time.
>>46829463Bet she's Sam's CO
>>46829463Back off, admit wrongdoing, apologize, walk way.This ain't the time or place to fight.
>>46829463Alright, we're going to have to put our penis inside of her boys.
>>46829525Roarke wouldn't back away from a fight like that
>>46829532Except this is in public. In a street. With people around.There's a time and place to fight, but this isn't it. Especially since she's military, she can call soldiers to help her, get us charged with assaulting military personnel, and generally screw us over. Doubly so if they bring us in and find out we're a pirate.
>>46829528Such a shame but he's right the only way out of this is the dick
By the way, if you want to make this a roll, feel free to make it. I can't guarantee I won't pick the one with the most amusing result, though.That includes Initiative.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>46829565Shes the one starting shit for no reason and we aren't doing anything at all>>46829578Sure add whatever bonus to this roll
You also have a small bonus to certain rolls for resisting her Intimidate attempt, but I won't tell you which ones.
>>46829591Fucking Newtypes. I'll allow it because I said I'd pick the most amusing result.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>46829578>"I'm sorry for having enough RAW ANIMAL MAGNETISM to pull cute babes across my path."oh god how do i pick up line
>>46829591>moral superiority means we won't get screwed over by the militaryAnd the one who starts shit is the one who throws the first punch, not the provokerNice roll though. What was it for?
>>46829620Its my stand Aces High that helps me>>46829628I don't know, give me some convincing arguments and I'll decide
>>46829628I think he just rolled it for whatever you guys decide to use, which is pretty hilarious to me, so I'm allowing it. Just remember to list Roarke's bonus and what you want to say for your opinion.
>>46829661What's the DC for using Seduction?
>>46829665You don't know the DC, but your Seduction bonus is +10, and as always you have 7 Luck. However, Luck is a finite resource, I might make this session a two-parter and you could find yourself out of luck tomorrow or Saturday.
>>46829712Er, oops, +13
>>46829712So either we bank on it being 20 or we use 2 luck up to get 25.Or we could not try seduce. But that's crazy, as we all know roll to seduce is ALWAYS the correct option.
Alright then lets get a good line for this seduction>Sure let me buy you dinner, hows next week?
>>46829570Lets not get too hasty. I'm sure she just needs a good hug.
>>46829768Might as well go with thisITT: /tg/ cannot into pickup lines
>>46829768this seems to be our best option
"Sure. How about I buy you dinner next week?" The words slip out before you can think about them, and you adjust your shades as you roll with it, "I'm sorry, I seem to have an unfortunate habit of drawing cute babes across my path."She blinks once. Then she shuffles the foot that was drawing towards some kind of leaping kick against the ground, dragging her toe in a circle against the cobblestones, "You're really dangerous, aren't you?" She says, quietly, "A guy like you...yeah. Maybe we'll get to fight, maybe I'll get to beat you up. Maybe I'll lose, I'm actually excited for once." She flicks a card seemingly out of nowhere, but more likely from up her sleeve. "Lieutenant Alice C. Farragut. You can call me Clemmy, though, I've always liked my middle name." She bats her eyelashes, reminding you just a little bit of a praying mantis, "This ship is going to be here for a few more weeks, anyway...unless..." She chews her lip, "It's not really secret...so...I'll tell you what. Sign up with us. You're Jovian, right? I know the accent. I'll put in a word with General Fairchild and get you into SOUL Squadron B." Her abruptly sweet smile widens, "Under me. You'll never ride anything better than what we're playing with there."Before you can respond, she puts a fingertip to your lips. "Uh-uh, don't tell me now. I'll see you soon. My personal code is on the card, scan it with your PC and add me to your contacts list." She winks, and saunters off, "Got to get back to work! Lots to do! Busy day for l'il ol' me~">[Anything else to do before your date?]
>>46830023See if we can find a new mixtape in a market on our way to the date
>>46830023Set up a security screen around the place in case she brings back up and they try to start shit?
Anybody else feeling a pirate harem or is it just me?
>>46830023Supporting mixtapes, and find a good place to eat
>Stability 22>Beat her Intimidate roll by 3 for a situational +3 bonus>Natural result of 23, +2 Luck for a total of 28.>more than 5 over her StabilityCongratulations on scoring another critical hit.
>>46830044>>46830061Yeah nigga mixtape time.
>>46830068Can't wait to see what Nicknames Roarke is gonna score in this quest
>>46830086Get those 70s songs in your head now, I have a couple good ones i've been saving
>>46830087Oda's gonna call us Teitoku at least
You're in luck. This place has a lot, and now you have enough material for a second mixtape. This will double the number of tunes you can beat up enemies to. As for places to eat, you've already reserved an upscale but fairly intimate restaurant. Captain Ozark used to take the officers to places like this, so you're not completely unfamiliar with them. This one is a bit more romantic than those, though, he tended to choose eateries based on the appearance of their waitresses, while you looked up reviews on the holonet like most people would.Are you adding Lt. Alice Clementine Farragut to your contacts list?
>>46830166sure why don't we add the crazy lady
>>46830166YESAnd should we do another 80s mixtape or go for a 70s one?
>>46830166Maybe we should get a computers guy to give the card a once over first. Just to make sure its safe.
>>46830166Ehh sure. But Call her from a payphone and let her know Roarke Satrwind says hi.
>>46830183let's fill it up with the great love songs of the 80s
>>46830183Why not both?>>46830184I'll throw you a freebie and say that unless that's a much more complicated card than it looks like, it's a fairly standard personal code, essentially a phone number that has to be given out...meaning that telemarketers and such can't get ahold of it.
Alright time for our second mixtape (70s/80s) Side A1.Roundabout - Yes
>>46830208Well ok then.She is going to get hugged to death by our mech isnt she?
>>46823466>>46823487>>46823731Dump them on mediafire/mega/zippyshare/literallywhateverelse?
>>46830224Starman - David Bowie
You decide to add her right away. She must have it set up to get a notification when she's added, because she immediately sends you a beating heart emote in response, a little pulsing <3 in red on your screen.This is, as forewarned, a two-parter. Tomorrow will be Samantha's date, possibly starting a little later than usual because of the weekend. I'm staying up for a bit, though, for any discussion or questions left over.
>>46830261Is a harem ending possible?
>>46830231Doing that now.
>>46830271Yes, of course. You're a space pirate.
>>46830271Well, I mean, we're a Pirate King, and he said we can bang all of them.
>>46830261You ever play the Federation vs Zeon PS2 game?Its some good shit man, got me into gundam.
Since we got some time lets make our new mixtapeSide A 1. Roundabout - Yes2. Starman - David Bowie
>>46830261Is Sam's penis small and cute?
>>46830304Sadly I haven't, which is a shame because it sounds like fun. I've heard good things about Gihren's Greed, too, >>46830319Every part of Corporal Samantha Blanchett is guaranteed cute.
>>46830313For when Sam is around:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf0oXY4nDxE
>>46830348I had a feeling it was that before I open the linkSide A 1. Roundabout - Yes2. Starman - David Bowie3. Dude (Looks Like a Lady) - Aerosmith
>>46830347You can emulate it man. Fucking AI can dodge like a motherfucker though.
>>46830348Rude. Delete this!
If she's really a trap, she might have a negative reaction to that song. Or she might think it's funny. Or she might not be a trap at all and not get it. >>46830362Would it be even harder to aim on a laptop with no mouse?
>>46830416Plus, Sam doesn't look like a lady.She's prettier than any lady.
>>46830416Is this anymore appropriate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jItz-uNjoZA
http://www.megafileupload.com/6z2s/Mekton_Zeta_-_Core_Rulebook.pdfhttp://www.megafileupload.com/6z2t/Mekton_Zeta_-_Errata_v1.1.pdfhttp://www.megafileupload.com/6z2u/Mekton_Zeta_Errata_version_1.htmhttp://www.megafileupload.com/6z2z/Mekton_Zeta_Plus_-_Advanced_Technical_Manual.pdfAnd here's a present for you all.
>>46830361https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btPJPFnesV4I mean, I would have expected this to be in the first mix tape.
>>46830361Anybody object to this one?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ5LpwO-An4
Have we got Final Countdown in there yet?
>>46830478I thought it was overdoneSide A 1. Roundabout - Yes2. Starman - David Bowie3. Dude (Looks Like a Lady) - Aerosmith4. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor>>46830493Thats 92 anon>>46830506Ya its on the first one
>>46830518What about I Need A Hero?
>>46830527That worksSide A 1. Roundabout - Yes2. Starman - David Bowie3. Dude (Looks Like a Lady) - Aerosmith4. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor5. I need a Hero - Bonnie Tyler
>>46830533https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_D3VFfhvs4I don't think we have any MJ, do we?
>>46830424That's a good example of something to remember tomorrow. Fight hard and be smooth, Anon! Do it for her!
>>46830540We do on the first one https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6iimHE85EZZMkd4cmRabXRuMU0
>>46830533How about some Blue Oyster Cult?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUO_5EALZoM
>>46830559That works anonSide A 1. Roundabout - Yes2. Starman - David Bowie3. Dude (Looks Like a Lady) - Aerosmith4. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor5. I need a Hero - Bonnie Tyler6. Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
>>46830541Wait, I recognize that face
>>46830570And a song for Clemmyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZBtPf7FOoM
How do you anons feel about Boney M?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvDMlk3kSYgSide A 1. Roundabout - Yes2. Starman - David Bowie3. Dude (Looks Like a Lady) - Aerosmith4. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor5. I need a Hero - Bonnie Tyler6. Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult7. Killer Queen - Queen Go home Kira
>>46830416One of the major annoyances of the game is that you dont really aim or control the camera much. You lock on to a mech and the camera follows it. Its awkward but once you get used to it its alright.
WHY IS THERE DON'T STOP ME NOW. IS GOOD BATTLE ANTHEM, COMRADE-BROS.
I mean, why did you guys take it out
>>46830637We realized that five songs were from the 70s, not the 80s, and got them replaced. We can put them back in now.
>>46830637It wasn't 80s like a couple of other songs we had on the mixtape so we switched them out. Were gonna do the other side tomorrow but we need one more track for this sideSide A 1. Roundabout - Yes2. Starman - David Bowie3. Dude (Looks Like a Lady) - Aerosmith4. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor5. I need a Hero - Bonnie Tyler6. Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult7. Killer Queen - Queen8. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
>>46830613I am totally okay with Boney M
>>46830614You can go into a sort of artillery mode with some mechs though that lets you target mechs really far away. Depending on what you are using your shots will automatically be fired so they ark over things in the way and land on whatever you are shooting.
Alright so for the last track of the night decide between these three songsHungry like the wolfLife on MarsRasputin
>>46830687>Hungry like the wolf
>>46830613I for one love that song.>>46830582Image cropping is useful.
>>46830687Hungry Like the Wolf is a classic.
Alright Hungry like a wolf it is we'll figure out the rest tomorrowSide A 1. Roundabout - Yes2. Starman - David Bowie3. Dude (Looks Like a Lady) - Aerosmith4. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor5. I need a Hero - Bonnie Tyler6. Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult7. Killer Queen - Queen8. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen9.Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran
Another one bites the dust?
>>46830058Definitely pirate harem.
>>46830416>console emulators>mouseNa, it's all keyboard.
>>46830058>>46830795We get a small bonus for every women we bed. Harem end is literally being mechanically incentivized by the GM.
>>46830868>>46830795If you guys keep up this harem crap, I'm ditching the mech drawings for this quest and leave the sketches and stuff as they are now.
>>46832817Agreeing with anon. Harems just make everything terrible, and I'd rather not be a cuck
>>46834989>drawfag ragequits on a questI have not seen something like this happen before?
>>46835317planefag's quest, pretty sure BQ had it happen too.
>>46830362Is there an English translation for this game?
>>46837650not sure, but I am still looking for some translated gihren's greed.
>>46832817>>46834989>If you guys keep up this harem crapWho, the QM? He's the one who basically said not to worry about picking waifus and just fuck them all.
>>46838668I know man, we're a pirate, fuck the rules. Pirates usually had more than one girl in real life.
>>46838668One of the drawfags in this quest