Welcome back to a slightly early edition of Mecha Space Pirate Quest, Chapter 9. As always, you are Admiral Roarke Susan Starwind of the Iron Kestrels (although your admiralty is a matter of convenience to appease a subordinate Captain), pilot of the Knuckle Kaiser and master of the starship Rhinehawk.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 were romantically successful and gentlemanly with your date and increased your mixtape file substantially. Now that you've had some time to relax, however, your responsibilities as a Pirate Admiral dictate you get back to work.You take a shuttle back to Colony 3 of California Station, humming 'Killer Queen' and becoming increasingly disconcerted with how long it's taking the unsettling woman you met near the music store to reply to your message.It isn't until you land on Colony 3, enjoying the artificial evening sunlight and finally having some proper information about the Green Skulls, that your PC beeps at you to alert you of an incoming message.As expected, it's from Lt. Alice "Clemmy" Farragut again.[Continued]
The message is a solid wall of laughing cat smileys. It completely fills the character limit. By the time you've scrolled completely through by running your thumb along the edge of your motion-sensitive holographic screen, however, her next message arrives.'NYAHAHAHAHA I told him and he didn't remember but then he got angry~' There's an attached picture of a kid who looks too damned young to even call himself an ace, his face purple with rage, pointing angrily at the camera. In the background is a rather young girl with several bruises and a scuffed uniform, leaning heavily on a railing with her face contorted in pain, 'He said you wouldn't be so smug if he'd been in charge and you would be in PRISON HA HA HAAAAAA~ Have you been baaaaad? :laughing sheep smiley: I bullied a technician into helping me pull a little prank on him, but I think I broke her ankle! She was waaaay too slow reprogramming his fire control systems to redirect all aimed shots at limb servos to the cockpit, and we got caught! I got yelled at because of you, but it's okay~ I forgive you~~~~~' You sometimes wish an excess of tildes was illegal.You receive another message. Fortunately, this one is from someone whose violent nature is slightly less unpredictable. Miles Longshadow, your First Mate.'Yo, Cap'n! Got a stroke of luck, we have a buyer for the Heart! You'll never guess what she's offering us...so I'll tell you, MECHS! I, uh, think she was feeling kind of sorry for us, I didn't mention to her that you're still alive and she was just a little broken up over you and Ozark.'Interesting. You can only think of a handful of people with enough credits to flat-out purchase a luxury cruise liner, and of those people still fewer who would pay handsomely for a ship so lightly armed.In fact, there's only one woman you can think of who would do something like that.[Continued]
Your musings are interrupted by a final message.This one is from your Bosun, Richard Thorslund, Miles' boyfriend-apparent and one of your best friends aboard the Rhinehawk. Richard is a good guy, you've been friends ever since he joined the crew.'Admiral, we released the nonessential personnel of the Heart of the Sunshine on California Station as you ordered. They'll probably talk, but there's no way of avoiding that short of shooting them all...and I wouldn't work for you if you ordered that. Captain Uzun's ransom came through from his company, along with smaller payments for the ship's other officers, so we've released them too. We're flush with cash for a while. I arranged a line with the office of Commodore Rashad, the one your feisty captive plans to marry, but I didn't want to set up a negotiation like that until you got back. Hope whatever you had to go do went well! Cheers!'Richard doesn't message people often, and his tone is always slightly too formal, but he's a reliable man.The Rhinehawk is as you left it, save for one thing. Perhaps Richard and Miles took that comment about not giving the Master Harpy to them seriously, because Cornelius Cohen immediately ambushes you for your signature on a work order.He wants to turn Miles' and Richard's Harpy Customs into Master Harpies.>[Approve/Deny]Also >[Is there anyone on the crew you want to see before getting back to business?]
>>46887911ApproveCall Yoritomo and ask if he knows any business we could invest in.Also you got a twatter?
By the way, your next mission will likely have a lot more Construction Points available than the Heart of the Sunshine mission. Do you want to upgrade the Knuckle Kaiser?There's a new upgrade, Officer Armor, which has the effect of making your existing armor impossible to degrade with weak attacks. Effectively, to ablate your armor an attack needs to do 4K or more.There has also been strong support for the Crushing Grip upgrade, which you can afford, as well as support for waiting on the Pugilist Mode and Squilla Elbow upgrades. You're in the mecha bay right now, so if you do choose to upgrade, you can simply submit a verbal work order to Cornelius. You know about all available upgrades IC thanks to Karen explaining them during your date.
>>46888011Oh yeah definitely get that Officer Armour. Then bank for Pugilist.
>>46888011Get that fucking crushing grip son.
Go pull on Karen's pigtails and talk upgrades.
>>46888233We got actual work to do now anon.
>>46887911>ApproveGet the Crushing Grip. I don't think we need to see anyone before work.
>>46888259For once, that would be actual work, since she can get started on installing your upgrades.
>>46887749YAY PIRATE IDOL!!!!
>>46888400I hope her mech has a hidden Vulcan gun/missile launcher hidden under an eye patch
>>46888509>Gatling/missiles>Not even stronger emergency laser
>>46888592Or that. That works.
You sign off on the order without thinking, only half paying attention. The reason why is what's happening across the bay.Karen has rigged up what appears to be a mecha-sized light beam gun to an emplaced equipment mount, and is aiming it squarely at the damaged Tulwar of Commander Ibrahim (now deceased). Her tongue is sticking out of the corner of her mouth, her little nose wrinkled in concentration as she adjusts the gun's trajectory.Why she would be shooting at a damaged machine, you don't know, but as master of this ship it strikes you as a remarkably bad idea. You carefully avoid the barrel of the gun...which would be a peashooter to your Knuckle Kaiser but is more than enough to fry you to ash...and make your way in a circuitous path around the bay until you're behind her.Her backside waggles back and forth in her coveralls, her pigtails bouncing against her shoulders, and as soon as she starts to stand up and has her hands away from anything that could make the beam gun go off you tug on her pigtails. She yelps and spins around, her wrench raised for a killing blow before she realizes it's you and drops it on your foot, "Roarke! I...um...welcome back! I'm doing something really cool, wanna see?"Without waiting for an answer, she whisks her hair out of your hand and takes a seat on the stool she's duct-taped in front of the haphazardly-rigged controls for the beam gun, "Okay, watch this." And before you can stop her, she hits a big red button.[Continued]
Just wondering is being mentioned in the weekend quest thread a bad thing?
A slender lance of plasma flashes across the cordoned-off section of bay she's using, and strikes the Tulwar broadside. You notice, belatedly, that it isn't painted like the others. What you assumed was just a hexagonal pattern etched onto the platework lights up as light spreads away from the point where the beam hit and out into the surrounding hexagons before it vanishes, "Bichir armor! At least that's what Bahamutcorp calls it. It's kind of an experimental system that spreads out and negates the force of minor impacts. I can cannibalize this and adapt it to your mech with some reverse engineering."She grins toothily at you, "And I've also found something neat." She pulls out her PC before you can scold her for anything she might have done, and spins the holoscreen around to show you a cross-sectioned image of the Knuckle Kaiser's arm, "See this? This system was originally built to be able to exert much more force, although it had a limiter on it that I've modified. Additionally, I've drawn up plans to install small drills in place of the first set of knuckles and adamant-nanotube ridging on the back of the fingers to concentrate the force of your blows into a smaller area for greater penetration! I can get started working on either one immediately." She sighs happily, "This has been a lot of fun to work on. Normally, the most exciting thing I do is fix faulty missile pods, but suddenly I get to do all kinds of experimental work." >[Are you satisfied with getting the Crushing Grip upgrade now, since it seems to have a majority? This is just to confirm, there's more to my next post and I'm already working on it]
>>46888894Crushing Grip is a go
>>46888894Yes this is amazing. She deserves at least 3 head pats for this.
>>46888894Do it nerd.
>>46888011As is, the officer armor will be handy if we go against green skulls. It'd negate the annoying lesser harpies and allows to bum rush them. Due to their size, we could easily rip them apart, even with less power.Hopefully we get enough CP to afford the puglist mode after the enxt mission.
>>46888894>Crushing Grip + Officer ArmourShould make us immune to mass produced assholes while going in close to an enemy will dissuade larger weapons due to friendly fire. This means second thoughts on enemies firing slower ballistic weapons like missiles.Crushing grip is pretty cheap without the advanced fingering mod. Are you sure we can't afford it with the armour?
>>46888894annnd reading the upgrade list, if we had 1 more cp, we could get both the grip AND the armor. Time for me to pull out the song I've been messing with!
>>46889102We'd have to pick a spot to not upgrade for the armor to get both. Our shield arm would likely be the best bet since it's already a heavy thing.
>>46889167I'm fine with not having the shield arm armoured. Honestly the shield is 12 SP and the arm itself is 6 SP.I'm not worried about having only 2 CP left. It's better to be alive. We can't easily pull back from battle as well since we are in melee. Fools could probably pot shot us as we run back to the Rhinehawk.
We still need the last track for our 70s/80s mixtape first song with 3 people backing gets itSide 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. Carry on My Wayward Sun -Kansas8. Daddy Cool - Boney M9. Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran Side B1. Stargazer - DIO2. Photograph - Def Leopard3. Life on Mars - David Bowie4. Spin Me Round - Dead or Alive5. House of Fun - Madness6. Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas7. Tom Sawyer - Rush8. I Can Feel It - Genesis
"Karen..." You start off, your voice a little stern.She starts to droop, "Y-yeah? Is this about setting up a mech-sized weapon in the mecha bay without authorization.""No. I mean, yes, don't do dangerous things like that, but this time it's a good thing. This is fantastic!" You pat her head three times, and she looks remarkably self-satisfied. "Do you think you could do me a favor?""Yes!""Start work on these plans here, fighting Captain Oda made me realize that I'm at a disadvantage against units with heavy armor like his.""Yes~!" She has an expression that most girls only get when you notice their new haircut, but then a shadow passes over her face, "Hey, um, Roarke...I know I kind of got too excited and maybe had a little too much to drink last time and sort of fell asleep on you...but do you want to...you know...have dinner again with me sometime maybe if you're not too busy a-and it's convenient for you?" She looks away, adjusting her large, round glasses, "I know you're busy a lot, but...""Not too busy for you. We'll make it soon." You promise her with a cavalier smile, "Hold on, what's that on the inside of the fingers and the palms, there? Those kind of...""The chainsaw is an ancient and noble weapon, and with this the insides of your palms and fingers will be able to rip things up more easily. Don't worry, it can't turn on when your fists are closed, I just thought having the spinning crushers there would give you more options in battle." Apparently her upgrades come with a sort of blunt chainsaw-like system of short nubby spikes on the gripping parts of your hands, that spin rapidly to tear things up. Good lord."You give wonderful presents." You tell her, and she glows, "I've got to work, but I'll be back to check on you, alright? Remember to work safely, the Knuckle Kaiser and I both need you." You smile, and depart the bay for the bridge.[Continued, upgrade achieved]
>>46889322How about The Trooper?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G5rfPISIwo
>>46889322Actually rereading past threads Photgraph is on the first mix tape so that can go which frees up a second spot
>>46889322I thought we agreed on land of confusion by Genesis last thread?
>>46889370We didn't get three people backing it>>46889364It was taken off the first one since it wasn't 80s and added to this one
>>46888792Yes it's a bad thing. Attracts a permanent presence of shitposters.
>>46889123This sounds promising. If we hadn't had our drawfags ragequit over the possibility of harems, cleaning up the sketch of the Knuckle Kaiser would've been worth +5 CP too.>>46889123>>46889167>>46889312It's really only off by 1 CP? Well then, since it's one point, I'm okay with letting you go into debt by 1 point.
>>46889364Sympathy for the Devil is very classy.
>>46889427how many CP is a 3D model worth op?
>>46889380Yeah you're right it got two.Well I was this guy 46851763 who voted for More than a feeling. But I liked Land of confusion to.....>>46889351But this is good to. GOD DAMN IT EIGHTY'S/SEVENTY'S WHY DIDN'T YOU HAVE IPODS!!!
>>46889380Throwing in my support for Land of Confusion
>>46889427Eh I'm one of the drawfags but not the one who did the grey sketch. I'm the wolverine claw one that has yet to turn it into the gauntlet you want. I'm just too lazy to work on it lately. I'll work on it as soon as I figure out how to add a Red Siren Poster on it.
>>46889643A Red Siren poster on the outside? I thought the poster was a memento Roarke kept in the cockpit.
"Um, Roarke...I'll have to borrow some parts to get it ready in time, but let me do both, okay? There's been rumors about what our next mission is." Rumors your Cool 10 ass, Miles probably told her, "I just want you to come back safe. That's all I ever need." With a bright smile, she begins penning a work order, and presents it for your signature before you can go.You sign it, "Thanks Karen."She blushes, "Don't thank me, I'm being selfish in my own way. Just don't let me lose you again, alright?"You wrap her pigtail around her hand, give it the softest little tug, and say truthfully, "I promise."Then, before her grandfather can show up and do his best to annoy you into leaving, you depart on your own with a casual wave.[Continued]
>>46889735>Rumors your Cool 10 assRoarke knows he's the MC of a quest?
>>46889783No, just a little joke.
>>46889427as thanks for that, have a song.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKQbqyMDOLQSmash smash SMASH!Over in the dephs of space, a hunter finds his prey..There he goes, rushing in, fighting with no delay.A pirate down to his very core(Hey!)Now ignite the burning soul within!(COME AT ME!)TAKEDOWN! Dismantle all those in our way!Left arm, right arm, doesn't matter! A punch will send em fleeing!Brawling Warrior! Knuckle Kaiser goooo!SMASH SMASH SMASH!
>>46889457A 3D model of what?
>>46889811You get 1 CP and avoid going into debt, I laughed heartily.
>>46889859of the kuckle kaiser
The bridge is as it always is. Dark ceiling, lots of circular ceiling lots, none of the fancy white and chrome everywhere that UJCIDF ships seem to have from the simflicks you've seen (Band of Bluegills and Saving Private Jerid were two of your favorites). Monitor screens gleam on every wall, tended to by the hardworking bridge bunnies and Avi Silversmith, your helmsman. Miles and Richard still aren't back yet, and when you ask Avi where they are he coughs and mumbles, "...Dunno, something about free catering at this hotel and, uh, Miles was wearing some of your captive's spare clothes, um..." He shrugs his chubby shoulders, "We've got a line to the Commodore, though, if you're ready sir?">[Are you ready?]
>>46890113Is that the laughing version of the knuckle kaiser?
>>46890163We were born ready, for ransoming at least.
>>46890163We are always ready. Let it begin!
>>46890163pfft. We still haven't found out what that is all about right?
>>46890205Also Yes lets talk to the princess's fiance. We should record it. Just in case he pays us more to keep her.
>>46890205If you mean what Miles and Richard are up to, 99% odds are that Miles is pretending to be Fatima so she can get expensive free food and lots of wine and do things to ruin Fatima's reputation in a top-class hotel room with Richard. The fact that it has a hot tub alone would be pretty tempting, it's hard to take a normal bath in space.
>>46890163>Miles was wearing some of your captive's spare clothesWell I guess Richard got a real treat.
>>46890283No I meant how they got together and why they got together and teasing them about it.
>>46890163Miles, tone down on your cosplaying "fun". You and Richard can do that in private later. Connect me to the Commodore.
You have to wait a few minutes while the Station's powerful transmitters put you through. The ansible setup here is convenient, it can reach Mars or Jupiter equally conveniently, but the machinery (which Karen once explained to you at lengths you didn't understand because your technical knowledge is centered around repairing your own mech) has to get working first. You accept payment for the call, since really it's Fatima still funding all of your activities. Thank goodness for her trying to give you that paltry ten credits and giving you the opportunity to pillage her bank account. Static washes across the screen, then coalesces to reveal an older, leathery woman with a blue headscarf sitting at a desk, "This is the office of His Most Excellent and Fearsome Splendor Commodore Rashad Abujamal, may his enemies never find succor. Who is this and why are you calling?" She sounds profoundly bored.
>>46890518This is his enemy hoping to find succor, or at least ransom his promised bride back to him. By the way that shade of blue looks wonderful on you. Now no gawking, go relay the infidels demands to the good commodore.
"An enemy hoping to find succor. Or at least, cold, hard credits by ransoming his betrothed back to him." You adjust your aviators, and grin like a shark.She stares, and drops the PC she was holding onto the desk, some simple word game she was playing on it automatically pausing, "You...you what?""This is a ransom. I have Lady Fatima..." You transfer the image of her in the schoolgirl outfit, scowling as though she wants to murder every sapient being in the galaxy, to the secretary, "By the way, that shade of blue? Breathtaking on you. Now stop gawking and don't dawdle, go rely the infidel's demands to the good Commodore."She hesitates."I said 'go'. Otherwise I might steal Fatima for myself." You salaciously waggle your eyebrows and she scurries out of view. Several minutes pass before you hear a babble of frantic Arabic from the hallway out of view. The old woman is hurrying along behind a man who looks to be in his thirties, with a huge, thick beard, dark skin, and eyes like an angry hawk. He's wearing a black-and-red uniform more ornate than the UJCIDF's attire, with a curved sword at his side and an expression of murderous rage on his face."You have interrupted talks more important than the lives of you, your parents, and every miserable rat you know. You will speak quickly, for my wrath is already roused and my desire to kill you is growing more intense by the second. How much do you desire?"You name an exorbitant sum as an opening bid, but the usual haggling doesn't take place.His eyes narrow, then he nods, "Very well, scummy dog of the rock fields of space, for once your palpable iniquity shall find reward...Lady Fatima's father's goodwill is very important to me. Return her safe, with her virtue intact, at these coordinates three weeks from now. I would go at once, but these talks cannot be concluded quickly. May Allah forgive you, for I shall never stop hunting you." He terminates the call with a snarl.[Continued]
>>46890963lets kill him.
>>46890963Ugh, we got have this bitch around for three more weeks?
"That was easy." Avi remarks, as the coordinates pop up on your screen. It's an area of empty space, no Colonies or trade lanes nearby, outside the usual turf of any of the pirate gangs."So far." You remark, imagining three whole weeks of Fatima in your life."So...what's next, Cap-er, Admiral?" Avi smiles nervously, folding his pudgy hands together.>[Good question, what's next on your agenda?]
>>46891087Trade the ship for the mechs
>>46890963probably going to be a trap.
>>46891087Guess it's time to get those heavier mechs
>>46891124Backing Finished list of our mixtape Side 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. Carry on My Wayward Sun -Kansas8. Daddy Cool - Boney M9. Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran DuranSide B1. Stargazer - DIO2. Photograph - Def Leopard3. Life on Mars - David Bowie4. Spin Me Round - Dead or Alive5. House of Fun - Madness6. Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas7. Tom Sawyer - Rush8. I Can Feel It - Genesis9. Land of Confusion - GenesisTo save time with the Queen Mixtape I wrote up one tell me if you think any should be changedSide A1. Killer Queen2. Bohemian Raphsody3. Don't Stop Me Now4. Princes of the Universe5. Made in Heaven6. Fat Bottum Girls7. We Will Rock You / We Are the Champions8. Another One Bites the Dust9. Under PressureSide B1. Somebody to Love2. Flash 3. Good Old Fashion Lover Boy4. Who Wants to Live Forever5. The Show Must Go On6. Bicycle Race7. It's A Hard Life8. The Miracle9. I Want It All
>>46891087Annoy Miles and Richard, plan for handing of Fatima because that's not going to be a trap. Show Fatima a recording of the 'negotiations' so she knows how long she'll be with us.But this>>46891124 should probably come first
>>46891087Yes call Yoritomo and let him know what's going on.
>>46891165Looks good to me.
>>46891087Get our heavier mechs and then go for that colony thing for more loot and a chance to try out our new gear and crew against that base. Who knows, we might find something nice and maybe a puru.
>>46891254Considering newtypes don't exist, wouldn't that essentially make a puru useless?
>>46891124backing, followed by telling Fatima the good(?) news.
Twenty minute dinner break, but don't worry, I've got you covered.Incidentally, the mechs you're getting are still reasonably light, Bluegill-class, but definitely heavier than the Harpies. The Knuckle Kaiser could still wade through them like a man wades through a wheatfield.
>>46891409well, there were the green men and their clones and I wouldn't be surprised if the goverment were trying to make controllable green men.
>>46891491So a green puru super solider monster girl wifu thing? I can dig it.
>>46891491You know the leader of the green skulls, and how pretty much all that known about him is that he fought in the war. My question is which side?
>>46891409Eh, even if Newtypes don't exist, there's still the potential for psychic bullshit.Also, Purus are never useless, they provide needed morale and bathtimes.
>>46891535Probably the losing side, considering he's on the opposite side of the law. I wouldn't be surprised if a significant part of the crew are composed of veterans who followed him into piracy.
>>46891472But when someone walks through a field of wheat the only thing that hurts the wheat is his steps, and even then it's usually not a problem for the wheat.Are you saying we are totally useless?I'm going to cry.And hey, some people have allergies, that field could fuck with them!
>>46891577Exactly and who was the losing side? (rhetorical question I know, but do you?) Hint it rhymes with muper sutant.
>>46891640So your saying the Green Skulls are Green Men in hiding?
>>46891640The Greenskull Captain is The Master
>>46891640No wonder he never leaves the ship.Nigga growing a tree from his dome.Son of a bitch.
>>46891755>>46891713>>46891640Cut to Wong furiously pacing his living room trying to figure out how we guessed it
>>46891713Some of them at least. I also think that the green ogre is piloted by a cute girl of course this is pure conjecture and only came about due to the similarity with the names and shadiness of the organization. But it could be completely false and Mr. Wong is laughing his sides off at me.
>>46891783>>46891755>>46891784And they're interested in a UJCIDF research facility because of something they want to steal, something that can further their plans
>>46891824Space FEV being made by the Space Enclave!!or the Space Enclave is on Earth waiting
>>46891791So if there was a Milia Jenius, who's our Max Jenius? Nobody answer Roarke, because other people have to get love too
>>46891824I think the best course of action is to strap a reactor to a stick and hurl that shit on overload towards that rock they're in.
>>46891971This is from Macross right? I haven't really watched the series.
>>46891971>Big Green Haired Alien MomPretty sure that's Emilia, though.
>>46892027Macross 7. That's Emilia Jenius and Basara Nekki
>>46892053>>46892035Fuck, here's the correct one
>>46891535I'll say this now. If he's a veteran of the War, and people know about him, there's only one side he could have fought on. A Green Man would be such a high-priority target that you'd have multiple battleships on his trail nonstop for fear he'd start cloning himself.
>>46892027I watched about half the original series and it comes up a lot on /m/ naturally. The universe is just weird in general. The original reason humanity built mecha was to combat alien giants in power armor and rock/J-pop stars tend to be major plot elements.
>>46892132Hey, Wong. Can we get an AI-Fu?
>>46892132To add to this, the same goes for the followers of the Green Men. Hakim the Kinless and his followers butchered more or less anyone who wasn't actively fighting the Green Men or showed signs of being affected by their spores while the UJCIDF lined battleships up to burn entire cities with their cannon batteries. The Purging of Mars was the bloodiest, most hard-fought part of the war, with massive casualties on both sides.
>>46892140>rock/J-pop starsMore downright science-magic aidorus now really
>>46892266Isn't one of those a Jenius? Max and Miria's granddaughter or some shit.
>>46892024i love this idea. this should be our answer to anything that is way more powerful than us.
>>46892266Yeah, I haven't seen it, but a lot of folks over on /m/ don't like the latest series. Also, Jesus, the boob bounce on the pink haired one.
"Avi, tell Miles and Richard to get finished up and get their asses back here. We've got a schedule to keep. Oh, and let Captain Oda know we're departing soon, Auditorium isn't far and I don't like putting things off." You flip control over to your helmsman adroitly, and leave the bridge. After all, you feel obligated to tell Fatima the circumstances in person.The results...aren't pretty."THREE WEEKS!?" She howls like one of those giant Martian opossums, and pummels the plasteel cell door with her fists, "MY SPECIAL DAY IS BEING DELAYED BY THREE WEEKS!? HOW DARE YOU! SCUM! BRIGAND! ARE YOU HOPING TO SOMEHOW MAKE ME FOND OF YOU AND BETRAY MY HUSBAND-TO-BE!? FAUGH!""I don't think even I have enough spare lifetimes for that." You comment drily, polishing your aviators on your jacket sleeve, "I'm just letting you know how long you'll be staying with us as a courtesy. You're welcome, by the way. Besides, your bearded beau was the one who set the date, I'm just your humble escort subject to the whims of those who pay me." You bow floridly, and she throws her empty meal tray at you like a chakram, bouncing it off the door. If the door hadn't been there, it would likely have lodged itself in your skull."I don't believe you, my Commodore should already be on his way! There is some trick in this, and I won't fall for it! I'll see you buried in pigskin, you great orange ape!" She growls, before turning away and sulking. "Also, the unattractively short-haired one has stolen a set of my clothes. Your servants are awful and you are almost as bad.""Only almost?""GO TO HELL INFIDEL!" She throws one of her slippers this time, and you depart, whistling.>[Continued, at Auditorium!]
>>46892228Check it. I think I like this claw style more.
>>46892319Only one of the pilots, and possibly one of the members of the obligatory love triangle
>>46892024I'll keep this in mind. There are stats for a self-destructing reactor explosion, after all.
>>46892446Why does she have fucking elf ears?
>>46892477She's half space giant.
>>46892477Miria is full Meltrandi and doesn't have bloody elf ears. Neither do any of her other kids, so why would her Granddaughter?The only person in Macross I remember having ears like that is Sivil and she's a bloody Protodeviln.
>>46892416alright boys, how long will it take for Fatima's rage to melt through the walls of her cell? place your bets!
>>46892571Never, because rage can't melt steel walls
>>468925713 minutes. 50 zeni
>>46892446What can men do against such nibbleable ears?...She didn't win, did she? Japan would never let such a qt get with a protagonist when they have useless idorus in the picture, would they?
>>46892571No bet. Chances are her husband to be acted mad to keep up the facade while forcing us to wait 3 weeks with her. Buys him time and by the end of it, we will be begging him to take her away from us.
>>46892591It's only been four episodes so far man, chill, she's got a chanceShe doesn't does she
>>46892534It's because they make her look cute.And apparently they're sorta making female Zentradi have elf ears, at least from Frontier onwards
>>46892636I'm going to put 50 space dubloons on "The negotiations are to get what was agreed on without him actually marrying her, and he so quickly agreed and told us to wait 3 weeks so we wouldn't spoil it by showing up with her and after it's over he'll be like "On second though, I don't want her. Keep her, make her never show up again." 50/50 split on him trying to kill us and her, or giving us money to keep her vanished.
The stars glitter like jewels outside the bridge's window, and this time you have a space-compatible pouch of coffee near at hand to sip from. It's nowhere as good as the coffee at the maid cafe, but it helps with that post-jump feeling. Idly, you browse through a short list of properties Yoritomo sent over to you on your PC, since you took the time to ask him about the best location to open up a place of your own. A gym seems like a good idea, and you're already crafting plans for an underground arena.Auditorium glows the brightest of all, the outside of the colony lit with fantastic designs in scarlet, pink, and gold, the shapes of birds and dragons and stylized mecha cavorting across its surface. Red Siren's face is everywhere, too, with her heart-shaped eyepatch and her hair drawn back into a pair of twintails.You're not sure she still has that hairstyle, she didn't when you saw her last, but it must be expensive to change all that.A pair of small ships (Lightweight raiders, much smaller than the Rhinehawk or Yamato) coast towards you...and stop. Their mecha bays open, and a dozen bright red Harpies jet out. In their mechafighter forms, they twirl through the sky like birds in flight, effortlessly interweaving as they disperse glittering scarlet chaff in their wake. The crimson wake forms the shape of a heart, and quietly at first, growing gradually louder, you hear the sound of singing over the comms. You know the song. It's called, 'My Boyfriend is a Pirate'. As the last notes of the song fade away, you hear a clear, rich voice that isn't as high-pitched as it was when she was a teenage idol, but still is as rich and sweet as the finest honey, "Ladies and gentlemen, THE HEROINE HAS ARRIVED!"[Continued]
>>46892775>So, uh, yeah I won't be able to make it at the appointed time, I'll give you 10% more than the agreed upon deal if you can give me another three weeks to settle transactions...>three weeks later>Yeah here's the money, you can keep her, thanks for holding onto her for that long, managed to get married to someone else instead. Thank Allah for that.Ouch.
>>46892775nah, he wants her to keep her father happy and bankrolling him. though he will still try to kill us for embarrassment we have caused him
Guys I don't know if we talked about it before but why does Roarke fight? What are his goals?I think one of his goals is to find someone who can truly give him a challenge in a fight considering how quick all of our brawls have been so far
>>46892809Okay, Ozark was a perv, Roarke's a connoisseur of 70's/80's style and music, Oda's a weeb and Siren's an Idol. Are all space pirate captains like this?>>46892876This is why we record our negotiations. So people can't say we're lying.
>>46892939It's like One Piece in Space.
>>46892929dude we're a pirate, all about the drinking and plundering and sweet music.
>>46892929>why does Roarke fightBecause it's in his boiling blood.Better question, why does his machine wear the mask?
>>46892956I dig it.
>>46892929Wasn't it because his folks died in an industrial accident his brother was crippled in the same one (and lied about it to cover the companies tracks and keep his job) and Roarke just wants to fuck over that company (Belepharon I thinkHOLY FUCK I GOT A TEXT CAPTCHA!!!Stuart SW McEwen RD what does it mean?
This might take a minute, I want to get my description of her mech absolutely right.
>>46892939Well, people tend to go crazy in tight areas, even if it's just a little and I am sure there are like 100 different space pirate ships based on classic pirates with all their ships named 'the revenge'.
>>46893003>Stuart SW McEwen RDNiggaSSWMERDYou just got swam upon.
>>46892956When do we run into Space Luffy?
>>46892929Roarke, with his passion for flight and mecha, as well as his wanderlust, was always gonna do something like this. I'd imagine his circumstances led to piracy being his only legitimate option for such. Also maybe his only chance to rise above poverty. What he probably didn't expect to find was a family or a job he loved doing so much. Now I'd imagine he has an attitude best summarized by Malcolm Reynolds in firefly. The whole keep flying, keep free thing.
>>46892956>Space Admirals with actual super robot mecha
>>46893046Once we get prosthetic extendo arms we will BE Luffy.But with more sex.
>>46893046When we rob his shit. To a symphony of 80's awesomeness.
>>46893080Uh, did they break their fucking ankles?Jesus Christ.
>>46893113implying we won't make him join our fleet by bribing him with food.
>>46893005Just remembered Red Siren thinks Roarke is dead.>>46893124They are literally made out of Light,Magma and Ice I don't think they care that much.
>>46893124just noticed that myself.
>>46893113>>46893103What if we wind up become the mentor of young Mecha D. Luffy?
>>46893131>implying that would workHis dedication to being Emperor of the Space Pirates too stronkGotta settle it with fists.
>>46893145Time to seduce and getting another chick going after us
>>46893196We should play this when she contacts us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlBIa8z_Mts
A protruding pod on the Colony hull opens up, and a brilliantly scarlet and pink mech steps out onto a flattened strip of the Hull that you realize belatedly is an external catapult. Jets of plasma flare up, two by two, on either side of it as it struts forward with a distinctively feminine saunter that must have taken a talented engineer and a substantial investment from Bahamutcorp to create, back when it was merely intended for performances. Its legs are long and slender, with feet that resemble a woman's high-heeled boots. A long, articulated skirt with a powerful thruster assembly beneath sways flexibly around its waist. A pair of short, cylindrical rods are attached to its relatively wide hip assembly, likely a weapon system, while four large thrusters are arranged like a bow at the small of its back. Its chest armor is overly heavy and slightly blocky and extruding in the bosom area.[Continued]
>>46893258Even our Mech gets to have a waifu
So once we get our crew to wring that pity deal she's willing to throw them, are we pulling our apparently patented harmonica calling card?Or are we not going to be a dick and do it before trying to milk her with guilt fees?
>>46893295Hey now, no cheating on wire-chan. They've been together forever.
>>46893314Lets do it before, worst comes to worse we offer her some money and a date to make up the difference
>>46893314As soon as she contacts she'll talk for a bit, either a) a gentle harmoicaning while she's talking or b) once she's waiting for a reply we start up. Either of these.
>>46893354>harmoicaning Should be harmonicaning
Triumphant music plays over your comms as it spreads its arms wide. Funny, you always thought of Red Siren's Archen as a large mech, but it's really only in the same size category as Yoritomo's, or perhaps a bit smaller. It's hard to tell with all the armor he's bolted to his. A mane of brilliantly pink 'hair' that you suspect is actually nanofiber like your grappling harpoon's cable floats from behind the elegantly smooth-curved head of the Archen. As for its face, it has a vividly pink sensor mask shaped like a heart, and as it approaches static washes over the faceplate to display Red Siren's langorously smiling face across the mask's surface, heart-shaped eyepatch and all. It lifts off with a graceful kick of its heels and a spark from the catapult and soars through the chaff heart, laughter echoing across the comms. It twirls into a graceful pirouette, skirt flaring high to expose that its legs are only scarlet to mid-thigh, and peach above until it reaches the hip servos, giving the impression of smooth thighs in high red boots, and as it spins it splits into two, then three separate Archens that all grasp hands and bow simultaneously while the bow-shaped thruster assemblies behind them flare with jets of purple light that make it look as though they've sprouted angelic wings."Iron Kestrels...in your time of greatest sorrow, I have come to-"Suddenly, her voice changes, "Miles Longshadow. Open your comms. Now." All three Archens point imperiously at the Yamato, "What. Is. That?"Miles innocently hits the comm button, "What do you mean 'what is that'? That's Captain Oda Yoritomo.""I know that. Why is he near this Colony?" All three Archens cross their arms, the projected images of Red Siren's face turning downward into a scowl.[Continued]
>>46893388NOW play the harmonica in the background!!! QUICKLY!!!
>>46893388>A mane of brilliantly pink 'hair' that you suspect is actually nanofiber like your grappling harpoon's cable floats from behind the elegantly smooth-curved head of the ArchenMan, she's just begging to get her bot's head torn off.
>>46893388>Three ArchensSo holographic projections or remote controlled drones?
>>46893388godammit what did the space weeb do?
>>46893428Maybe she can actually control it like gorgon hair.
>>46893462>Oda's a weeb>Idols are liked by weebs>Red Siren's a former idol
>>46893481If he get's her as a wifu then does his mech get the special upgrade?
>>46893388we need to reply with a witty oneliner like "your biggest fan wouldn't die so easly" o something like that.
>>46889322What goes into a mixtape? Like for a quest is it an IC or an OC thing?
>>46893529>mahou shogun robo
"Yoritomoooo~" Her singsong voice is a lot scarier than her stern one, "Did you, by any chance, decide to take over the Iron Kestrels while they were weakened? Because you know I don't like that. I don't like that at all."She wags the Archens' index finger in triplicate at the Yamato, floating innocently next to the Rhinehawk and the Heart of the Sunshine, "I'm going to punish you...and NOT in the good way! Get your stupid Osano-Wo out here so I can beat it up."She dramatically clenches the outthrust fist of whichever one is the real Archen, and the two holographic shadows flawlessly follow suit, "You took advantage of them, Yoritomo. When they were longing for the gentle, intimate embrace of a motherly yet-still-eighteen-at-heart figure to soothe their souls and comfort them after their losses, you came like a thief in the night and conquered them for your own reasons. It should have been ME adding them to my forces, not you!""I've tolerated your irritating ways for years, even signed an autograph for you, and this is how you repay me!?" She presses the back of the Archen's forearm to the Archen's brow, the very picture of maidenly distress, "How can such treachery be borne!? You know Captain Ozark liked me better than you and First Mate Roarke...First Mate Roarke was special to me. I bet his dying words were 'I want my beloved Siren to lead the Kestrels, if only I could see her one last time and tell her how I truly felt!'"Whatever she's implying isn't true, but she might have just made it up for dramatic effect. This doesn't stop your entire bridge crew from looking at you curiously as you frantically shake your head and start digging around for your harmonica."It doesn't matter! I'll cast my heart onto the battlefield for my fallen friends! The Iron Kestrels are MINE, so hurry up and come fight me!" The flaming purple jets rise higher, and the Archen's projected Siren-face flickers off to once more be a smooth, pink sensor mask.[Continued]
>>46893584>a motherly yet-still-eighteen-at-heart figureWhat the fuck is wrong with everyone who isn't an original member of the Kestrels and that one Colonel?
>>46893615space madness is a hell of a disease.
>>46893584I am now picturing this setting as One Piece in space with Mechs instead of superpowers.
>>46893584>Well looks like i'll get that chance after all Siren
>>46893615Space madness anon. Gets them every time.
>>46893615You say that like Roarke doesn't have his own problems.>>46893624Agreed.
>>46893627Or have miles tell her were sending out a new ace who beat Yamato and is a much better pilot then Roarke every was
>>46893631in my mind the fact that we love the 80's makes us (and by proxy the iron krestels) inmune to the space madness.
>>46893637Roarke don't got no problems. Just has women throw themselves at him.
>>46893637>You say that like Roarke doesn't have his own problems.I'm not following. Are you implying Roarke is literally anything other than a best and perfect?
>>46893651I don't know what I want more.
>>46893651this, but make the fight like a playful dance so we're singing a duet together by the end.
>>46893562We get the mixtapes ic and oc we decide on the tracks on the mixtapes
>>46893662No where did you get that idea from? You say that like a little bit of crazy is a bad thing.(seriously) Roarke is someone who dresses up, listens to and acts like from the 1100's if he were in real life.
>>46893653Women, men, and men that dress like women.>>46893652Nah, we had it, but like many illnesses, we treated the symptoms early by focusing it on our mixtapes and a rigorous exercise of punching things.
>>46893699So making a quest soundtrack just trimmed down enough to be listened while reading is a totally different matter?
>>46893749The mixtapes are just what Roarke can use for the quest so a soundtrack should be fine
>>46893708Less 1100s, and more Shakespearean 1500s. Roarke's still understandable and actually seems to usually be on top of things
>>46893653I distinctly remember a Seduction roll on a woman who exuded ultraviolence.
>>46893708>Roarke is someone who dresses up, listens to and acts like from the 1100's if he were in real life.Not really, every one of the Kestrels wears pretty much a biker jacket and aviators, Roarke just really likes the tunes from the really fucking old days.A dress code that becomes a natural way of dressing shouldn't be faulted, moreover it's a theme. Like how bloods or crips wear red or blue. Because we are essentially just a gang.The only real quirk Roarke has other than he likes to beat shit up with his bare hands is his music, and saying a man can't like old music is preposterous, who doesn't like good classical?Also, Roarke is surprisingly normal in every other regard, and isn't a fucking freak like weeb-sama or a psycho like drama-girl.
>>46893795Nope wasn't me so it doesn't count! Hahahahaha! Confounded in one because we are all just voices in Roarke's head!
>>46893816Are we going to start talking to ourselves? Or does Roarke just ignore us while we argue?
You know, considering how damn weird all the pirate leaders are, I'm wondering if all the military leaders are just as weird, but are forced to repress it in the name of discipline and all that.
>>46893848I hope he ignores us! I mean fuck I'd go crazy if I heard my self!
>>46893795Clemmy is best girl. Or are you suggesting otherwise? Also, Wong. Do we still have Captain Ashta's contact info? A junk guild would be an awesome place to find parts and he seemed like a swell guy. I bet his sister is awesome too.
>>46893799I think Roarke's only normal because he was the First Mate. Now that he's the Admiral, the space madness will overtake him like everybody else
>>46893871Are we going to kidnap her like the show?
>>46893848you know, he already has the space madness. we are his space madness.
>>46893890What kind of man would we be if we kidnapped a man's little sister. There are lines you just don't cross, man.
"NOOOOOO, SIREN-CHAN, IT ISN'T LIKE THAT, IT ISN'T LIKE THAT AT ALL!" Wails Yoritomo over the comms.Funny, because if you hadn't been there it would have been EXACTLY like that."You liar! I'm going to rip off your stupid forehead protector and shove it so far up your rear entry point that starlight glitters off it whenever you open your mouth!""Siren-chan it wasn't me! I swear! I'm not the Taishou-sama!"Richard actually saves the day, for once, grabbing the comms from his girlfriend and yelling into the mic, "It's true, it's the other way around, they joined us!"Red Siren puts her hand on her hip...or at least, the triplicate Archens do, "Bullshit. Everything Yoritomo customizes may be stupid-looking, but I'm not dumb enough to forget that you and Miles both ride Harpy Customs. No way either of you beat the Osano-Wo. No. Way. At. All." You clear your throat, and transfer comm control to your chair. It's time for an entrance.>[What do?]
>>46893871I'm going to say yes.
>>46893918https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_8IXx4tsusI could escape this feeling with my China girlI feel a wreck without my little China girlI hear her heart beatingloud as thunderSaw they stars crashing
>>46893918Play the harmonica. A tune she knows only Roarke can play. Then say but the Knuckle Kaiser can and did beat his Osan-wo to get him to swear fealty to me as Admiral.
>>46893859Keep in mind a mid-ranking officer was carrying a goddamn cane-sword and a briefcase with good beer an a fucking checkers board.
>>46893918Harmonica or >>46893938This.And why do people think Roarke being space mad is a bad thing?
>>46893955We can do this when we decide to drop the act and let her know its us
>>46893918Play our harmonica just the way we did to Yoritomo after >>46893938
>>46893967And Sam her/his brother Zangief and Clemmy.Oh and to a lesser extant "if we didn't fight we'd be alright" Jesus.
>>46893954Awesome. Judau is one of my favorite Gundam Protags too.Him and Garrod. Scavenger Dream Team.
>>46893955Isn't that Karens song because she wears that dress. I say this should be Siren's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBwS66EBUcY
>>46893977If only we had a mech sized harmonica we could do both!
I really ought to warn anyone wanting to send out the Knuckle Kaiser and engage the Archen that Red Siren doesn't play by Yoritomo's "TEST YOUR WARRIOR SPIRIT WITH SINGLE COMBAT YAMATO DAMASHI I STILL HAVE HYDRAULIC FLUID IN MY SERVOS" rules. And that she still has a bunch of Harpies and a pair of small raiding ships floating nearby.
>>46894001>"if we didn't fight we'd be alright" Jesus.I can't wait to meet him again.>Never had to use hand to hand in the sims>"Stop, accept your arrest and - OH GOD WHERE DID MY ARMS GO!?"Or even better>"Oh hey justicebro">REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>>46894036Well in that case, supporting the ye olde harmonica entrance
>>46894036Harmonica it is. or maybe we play the harmonica over the coms while we launch the KK.
>>46894036Then lets sweeten it up with a challenge if she can beat our new ace one on one the iron kestrels will join her
>>46894029I agree, it's appropriately up beat. Plus I can see us serenading her with it later.
>>46893918Time for a sick harmonica solo, just like pops taught us.captcha, for the last fucking time, I have solved like fifty of these fucking things
>>46894029We sang Little China Girl with Red Siren during drunk Karaoke. Just need to add like "I don't sound too bad sober huh? Want to give it another go on the mic with me?"
Guys she doesn't play fair no launching th KK.
>>46894029Red Siren is actually Asian and what >>46894086said
>>46894036Harmonica. Got to keep it classy. ProtoMan style.
>>46894062We could blast the harmonica as we go out to greet her in the KK, but I don't really she her take us on in a most honabrull duel.
Some day in the far future we're going to be waging a legit war with the military and there will be strict orders not to engage a fleet when you hear a harmonica playing before the battle begins unless there is an actual general in command of the military fleet.It's a glorious dream.
>>46894099>>46894086Which thread was this mentioned?
>>46894125Thread two or three I think. Offhand mention when Roarke reminisces of how he got the Red Siren poster
...And you hand the comms back. "Miles, Richard, stall her."You're blessedly free from having to hear Red Siren call poor Yoritomo awful things for doing what she planned to do first (and failing at it). You swing by the bay, where Karen is (thankfully) engaged in programming nanotubes (for a fun and informative link http://news.rice.edu/2016/04/14/nanotubes-assemble-rice-introduces-teslaphoresis ). Her head jerks up as you open the cockpit and activate the liftwire of the Knuckle Kaiser remotely via your PC, "Roarke, wait! I haven't upgraded it yet!""I'm not going to fight anyone, Karen. Just saying hi to a fellow Captain." You give her your most reassuring smile before you put your helmet on, "Clear me for launch, would you?""I-if you're sure, lemme just get my spacesuit!" She scampers off.A few minutes later, the airlock opens and the Knuckle Kaiser steps out onto the catapult. An electric current crackles, the door slams shut behind you, and the other one opens ahead as you're magnetically hurled out into space. Correcting yourself with your heeljets, you float majestically up to stand atop the point of the Rhinehawk's bow."...And another thing, I don't care how much contact he had with the West, I don't believe a Sengoku warlord would be doing it with a Portugese-owned slavegirl!" The Archen is still shaking its fist at the Yamato, then breaks off as it detects you. Her attendant Harpies focus on you too, you can practically feel their cannons locking on as you spread your arms wide towards the pirate woman.You hit the mic, "This one's for you, Red.""Who? What is that? I've never seen that model before..." She sounds puzzled.[Continued]
Oi, no consensus on the song? Good thing I hadn't fired it up yet.China Girl, or Holding Out for a Hero. You guys decide!Fairlion unrelated but oddly cute.
China Girl no doubt
>>46894235>China GirlIt does seem to fit better, and hero fits more of a rescue thing.
>>46894235Holding out for a hero.Well here's our reason to be a pirate from thread 2.>"You see a child picking an adult's pocket and smile nostalgically. When you turned fifteen, the usual age to get a job, you decided that fuck working for Bucephalus or the UJCIDF and came out here to the asteroid belt in search of money and adventure. Naturally, you fell into a criminal gang. You were a shitty thief whose only real talent was beating people up, but by your eighteenth birthday you'd been recruited by the Iron Kestrels and were a pirate in earnest."
>>46894235China Girl. Let's call those hazy alcohol-ridden memories
>>46894235China Girl because that's a memory for Roarke and Red Siren.
>>46894235china girl sounds good
>>46894307Is it though? Currently looking through the archives to see if its something I missed. Her real name is Rosita Kim apparently.
>>46894335Thread 2:> signed poster of Red Siren with a kissmark that's still as crimson as the day she gave it to you. She's a former S-Pop Idol who turned space pirate Captain, and although that's not really your style of music you met in a bar one night and drunkenly karaoked 'China Girl' together.
>>46894235Hey, Wong! how happy was Samantha after our date? I just want to know for a friend of mine
>>46894407Probably happy as fuck. A bit sad she didn't get any though.
>>46894407Heh, yeah "friend"
>>46894350Yep found it, I skipped that wall of text when I first read the thread.
>>46894407She wanted to work the shaft and swallow the gravy.
The music kicks up, the chopsticky rhythm of one of David Bowie's many musical masterpieces. Truly, he was a man who had one foot on Mt. Olympus.'Oh oh oh oh~''Little China girl~'There's not a peep from the Archen. Its pink heart-shaped face stares at the blank, chunky bone-white Y of the Knuckle Kaiser's visor.'Oh oh oh oh~' Bowie croons.'Little China girl~'It's not enough, so you chime in. You're nowhere as good as Bowie, obviously, but you hear a gasp over the comms anyway."'I could escape this feelingwith my China girlI feel a wreckwithout my little China girlI hear her heart beatingloud as thunder!Saw the stars crashing"'The Archen puts its slender, delicately articulated hands to its cheeks, but doesn't interrupt."'I'm a messwithout my little China girlWake up mornings where's my little China girlI hear her heart's beatingloud as thunderSaw they stars crashing downI feel a-tragiclike I'm Marlon BrandoWhen I look at my china girlI could pretend that nothing really meant too muchWhen I look at my China girl"'Her voice joins in, smooth and rich and full of nostalgia."'I stumble into town just like a sacred cowVisions of swasticas in my headPlans for everyoneIt's in the white of my eyes"' Your voices harmonize, hers and Bowie's are much better than yours, but it doesn't matter. Not to you, not to her, not to Bowie who now dwells forever with the Gods on Olympus."'My little China girlYou shouldn't mess with meI'll ruin everything you areI'll give you televisionI'll give you eyes of blueI'll give you man who wants to rule the world"' Your voice swells louder, the Knuckle Kaiser throwing its arms wide as it walks along the top of the Rhinehawk towards her. Two of the Archens fade away, and the third waves the Harpies back distractedly before its purple thrusters ignite and it soars towards you.[Continued]
"'And when I get excitedMy little China girl saysOh baby just you shut your mouthShe says : sh-sh-shhh"' The Knuckle Kaiser catches the Archen by the hands, fingers interlocking as you spin her around. In the void of space, its pink hair drifts as though it's underwater, and as natural as the way her skirt lifting as you spin her looks you know how many weeks of programming must have gone into it.But there's nothing artificial about the way her mech slides its arms around the Kaiser's neck or falls right into its arms, or the way her sensor mask bumps against yours. No, that's all Siren, just as you remembered.You've often wondered if you could have gotten with her back then, in that bar, but there wasn't a chance you would have tried. She was crying her eyes out over her ex-boyfriend's suicide and the end of her career as a legitimate idol, and you were still pretty fresh to the Kestrels. Not only did you want to look cool in front of your crew, but you didn't want to be that kind of guy. At the same time, looking back, it was pretty unusual that she chose you out of everyone at that long-gone bar on Colony 1 to confide in.She had a different style back then (pic related)."I sound better sober, don't I? Let's sing that one again sometime." You tell her, grinning as you open video comms.>[Be smooth]
>>46894697And you were right about one thing, I was thinking about you orLooks like I'll get my chance to confess after all
>>46894697Now it isn't Yoritomo that is in charge love it's me. Now I heard the deal was one ship for a couple mechs. That's still going to happen right? Oh and it's not First Mate or Captain I'm an Admiral now.
>>46894697Something along the lines of "Rumors of my demise were greatly over-exaggerated"
>>46894697Okay, I got this.Lemme just - hold on, put on some chapstick - alright, I got this.______HiYes. Fucking nailed it.
>>46894407Walking on air. Turning her final advances down with some hesitation after accepting who she is was actually the secret Best Ending for the date, I think. As in, she's putting in for vacation time to spend with you.
>>46894783Now we must plan for the fallout when they find out Roarke is seeing others behind their backs.Also threw this together in gimp.
>>46894817>Now we must plan for the fallout when they find out Roarke is seeing others behind their backs.>All girls simultaneously: "WITH HER, REALLY!?"There is no failsafe.We just need to not fucking be there.
I wonder if Karen is watching this from the launch bay thinking " he's just gathering allies! They're just old friends, right!? "
>>46894817We need to try and get them to sleep with each other or do a threesome It could workmaybe
>>46894861>thinking one of the likely many yanderes will accept thatLooking at you, Clemmy.
>>46894893We just have to keep rolling Crit successes
>>46894547I like Captain Ozark more than Yoritomo too. Wherever the Sirens sings you know the Kestrels will dance to her tune. You are special to me too. I'm back, with you.
>>46894908This is bad soap opera tier.She'd probably fucking love it, the loon.
>>46892876If that happens, well hey, we got the cash. Now we can also offer her to her daddy.Or just give her an escape pod and shove it Mars-ward.>>46892929>I think one of his goals is to find someone who can truly give him a challenge in a fight considering how quick all of our brawls have been so farYamamoto wasn't too shabby.>>46892939>>46892956>pirate captains>not being weirdosPick one and ever only one.>>46894893Clemmy is way crazy anyways.
>>46894907I don't think crits work how you think they work here.A crit is simply rolling higher than the DC.If the DC is 100 a nat 20 won't mean shit without at least an 85 point bonus from somewhere.At least if I have the system OP is using in mind and not another one.
>>46894697I brought you a cruise ship. Unfortunately, my Knuckle Kaiser and your Archen can't fit inside. But I'm sure the two of us will have just enough space to dance, laugh, and sing. Would you let me look into your eyes again?
>>46894932Yamato was alright but we did kick hiss ass>>46894941I get what your saying but if it was completely impossible to beat then Wong probably wouldn't have us roll for it
>>46894947First two sentences Yes, second two.....Not really feeling it.
>>46894960>I get what your saying but if it was completely impossible to beat then Wong probably wouldn't have us roll for itAre you implying there is a QM that exists that does not feast upon suffering?I would make you roll
>>46894697You know, I still have your poster. When my harpy was shot down I like to think it's what kept me safe.
>>46894941Crit is +5, Mega crit is +10
>>46894989I like this.
Red Siren? Made with Soul Calibur 5 create a fighter.
>>46895007>>46894941>If the DC is 100 a nat 20 won't mean shit without at least an 85 point bonusI am aware.
>>46895031Damnit phone don't eat the picture!!
"Roaaaarke! You didn't die! You're really real!" Her Archen kicks its feet in the air cutely as it hugs onto the brawny torso of the Knuckle Kaiser.Jeez, she's older than you, this kind of behavior is just slightly unbecoming, but it's okay, "Hi." You manage, as smoothly as possible."You didn't die!" She said that already."Rumors of my death...were greatly exaggerated." You pat the Archen on the back, and she regains her footing with a little burst from the maneuvering thrusters in her knees, "So, I'm special to you?"To her credit, she doesn't back down even slightly from her melodrama, "Yes! Yes you are!""You're special to me too, Rosita. I'm back with you, it's going to be okay." You shift to the side a little so that, over the cams, she can see her poster on your cockpit wall. She gasps, and can't seem to keep a gigantic grin off her face."Roooooaarrke!" The Archen abruptly turns its head towards the attendant Harpies, "None of you are seeing me be emotional, are we clear? Forget all about this and go back to Auditorium. I'm ALWAYS cool and collected." She points at them sternly, and they chorus "Aye ayes" at her and zip back into their transport ships.You lift the Archen's chin up with the point of one gigantic, clawed, mech-busting finger as if looking into its eyes, "I brought you a ship. Unfortunately, it's a little small to be a ballroom for us.""I...I have...um...Bluegills to trade for it, but I was going to let the Kestrels pilot them and convince them to join my crew but...but." She looks to the side, pouting, "I'll keep my end of the bargain. Really I will. Just because you're still alive, though." She sighs heavily, "People are going to lose respect for me, you know?" She looks back up at you, "That poster, was it...?""It was in my Harpy Custom when the Green Skulls shot it up. Maybe it's what kept me safe." You grin your most dashing grin. You know you're being a little dramatic, but with her it always helps.[Continued]
>>46895088Yeah I can never get anyone looking halfway decent in that. But I tried in Samurai Warriors 4. Spoilers just because.
>>46895182Lets take her out on a date tonight
>>46895182>"Hi." You manage, as smoothly as possible.SMOOTHNESS ACHIEVED
>>46895202And close up in the face. Just because.
>>46895230Lines so smooth I can't believe it's not butter.
>>46895182>"Hi." You manage, as smoothly as possibleHah, I knew my ultimate, winning line would be featured.You're a fucking madman, Wong.
>>46894861This is where most harems actually fall apart. Captain Ozark always said the thing that made a pirate harem work was that most of the time all but one or two of the girls are working. It's why you have a tendency to end up close to girls like Karen who spend most of their time elbow-deep in machines or dutiful ones like Sam, or even ambitious ones like Red Siren who have their own gig going on.Trust me, getting the girls interested in each other always ends in tears...and it would be pretty difficult in this case because two are flat-out not interested in girls and the third only kisses them when there's a camera nearby to help her sell records. As for the fourth, Clemmy? Well, the way she works is sometimes a mystery even to me.
>>46895272You can thank the Mekton Zeta Advanced Technical Manual for that. I sit now at the feet of Azathoth, playing checkers with Nyarlathotep. He cheats.
>>46895202>>46895231Looks like I pictured her back before she changed her haircut. She's had several different looks.
>>46895296Oh, it's easy to beat Nyarly, just move your pieces with your index and pinky finger.Some reason it throws the motherfucker off its game something fierce.God have mercy on your soul for slogging through that tome of arcane bullshit
>>46895321Cool. Just realized I had those games and thought I'd try and make someone for shats and gaggles.
>>46895279Addendum, rather than taking the easy way out, the best way to achieve harem harmony is to make all of the members of said harem friends who rely on each other professionally and emotionally. Or at least that's what Captain Ozark said when you tried to get him to explain why he really needed to be sleeping with so many of the bridge bunnies.
>>46895368He was a fucking madman! And a true visionary!
>>46895368that wont work for us. too many women with too many different carers
Soon boys soon. Shield and legs are WIP. DESU I just want to cut off those goddamn legs. Do we have a symbol for Iron Kestrels yet? I made a simple one on the shield. Anon made me work on drawing because she changed factions from Karen to Red Siren.
>>46895448Maybe the symbol can be something like this? Though it needs more crossbones and skulls or something.
"Where did you get twenty-two Bluegills from, anyway?" You ask, remembering the file Miles had recording the deal, with both her and Red Siren's thumbprint on it. "...It's kind of a funny story.""Did you rob the UJCIDF? Rosita, there are things that are dramatic ideas, and things that are awful ideas. Auditorium can't run from them the way the Rhinehawk can, are you insane?" Your voice gets a little more stern. Normally, Red Siren isn't really a particularly martial leader. Her Archen can slice up most line UJCIDF mecha, and her general modus operandi is to attack a starship solo, put on a dazzling display of defeating its escorts, and then kidnapping the ship's crew and passengers for a luxury weekend in Auditorium complete with a concert before she ransoms them back. Some cruise ships even go through her territory deliberately, as it's the easiest way for her fans to see her since she's been blacklisted by the Jovian music moguls. It's arguably a fairly safe way to operate, and a lot of her profit comes from her music despite it being blacklisted. Jumping a UJCIDF ship, even a small one with a mere two-dozen or so Bluegills as escort, is an idea fraught with danger even for someone like you."No, no, they're not UJCIDF! Um, at least, not originally...they belong to the Stone Soldiers." She pouts over the videocomm, nestling the Archen up against the Knuckle Kaiser in a way that makes you hope she isn't scratching the paint. Your world spins a little. The Stone Soldiers are more or less the opposite of Red Siren. Instead of having a lot of people who pilot, at best, Harpies, the Stone Soldiers have roughly twenty-five pilots. No more, no less. They do, in fact, use grey and copper painted military Bluegills, eschewing Harpies to support their image as a band of elite pirates performing heists that require more skill than numbers. If she has all of them... "So the Green Skulls wiped them out?" You frown, realizing why that isn't possible.[Continued]
>>46895491I actually really like that. I'd fly that as my banner.
>>46895448That shield kicks ass.As for the symbol...I think I said something like a white hawk on a black field. Roarke's jacket has a patch with the Knuckle Kaiser's head on one shoulder, and a crown above the hawk's head.Have another potential hawk image inspiration. You guys decide which you like best, I'm just the storyteller.
And another hawk.
>>46895564Maybe this? Different colours to fir the IK?
>>46895495The Stone Soldiers... Rosita... You know, when a Siren like you sings, even a kestrel can live happily as a Song Bird but you just need ask and it can be a Bird of Prey once more.
>>46895610Anon, pls stop.You're making me cringe.
>>46895603I actually maybe like changing the colour? A way to symbolize that it's the Iron Kestrels under Roarke S. Starwind now.
>>46895622Oh. I... I'll just go play with my Gundam action figures in a corner then.
>>46895603I like this, but with a white on black field color scheme
>>46895448i think i'm gonna hold on the making of the 3D model until you nail down a finished concept.
>>46895682If we do a black background lets add some stars on it
It's not possible because no pirate in his right mind would leave so many perfectly good mecha just floating in space. Harpies, maybe, but Bluegills? "No, not the Green Skulls. Rosita, was it you?" "No! I'm not an idiot, Roarke, I wouldn't attack another California Station-based crew with the Green Skulls muscling in, I don't wanna vanish like those girls Galbadie takes when they show up at MY door and I don't have any friends left to save me!" The Archen lightly headbutts the Knuckle Kaiser, "Just let me tell you what happened. It was this morning, actually, by standard time. Some of my scouts found them just...floating. Cockpits open, heat trails from a battleship nearby. They're damaged, but I'm sure you have the money to fix them. The thing is, I think it was just one machine that did it. They all have these neat holes like a beam cannon was surgically used on them to disable their limbs and head servos. Only three of them were unsalvageable, I think they belonged to the officers and put up a harder fight." You trust her judgment on this, Red Siren's specialty is beam cannons. "If I had to guess, I'd say it was a UJCIDF job. Open cockpits means either someone took prisoners or made arrests. I thought it was spooky and decided to sell them off 'cause I like my cute little Harpies better...and then I got lucky and one of my factors met Miles at California Station. I've always wanted my own Martian cruise ship, you know~ Those wings are so much more graceful than the flying bricks with engine clusters like the Yamato or your average Jovian military cruiser.">[What now?]
>>46895686A 3D model when the time is right would be worth a lot of CP. I didn't say so earlier because I'm still not sure just how much.
>>46895696>They all have these neat holes like a beam cannon was surgically used on them to disable their limbs and head servos....I know who did it. Send a text to Clemmy real quick, ask her to tell Jesus thanks from us. His last job helped us out alot. Throw in hearts and thumbs up faces.
>>46895696Jesus and his SOUL suit probably.
>>46895696In honor of a deal made lets have dinner in celebration, my place or yours?Damn it Jesus you had to ruin three of them
>>46895696Ayyyy Jesus wuz heer!Now we persuade her to work for us, of course. Tell her what went down with weeb-san and how fucking cool our new robutt waifu is.
>>46895729We'd have to convince her to abandon her colony
>>46895686Anon you are a monster. I can't take the pressure of someone waiting on me like that. Besides it's more fun to see other people's interpretation on the Knuckle Kaiser.
>>46895736Being part of the fleet doesn't mean she has to come with us you dingus.It means our fleet would have a small station.
It's not finished yet.
>>46895737problem is that i don't have the time to make my own interpretation the kaiser. is way easir for me to work on an already finished design. so i'm going to be in the shadows, watching and waiting until the 2d design is finished.
>>46895736>>46895747>tfw now that she has the martian cruise liner she can go around and do more shit
I've only now just realized that Jesus is actually the deliberate opposite to Roarke, with him being amazing at shooting versus us getting up close, along with the differing ages and personalities.
>missed last thread>can only briefly be here for this one>skimming thread>Red Siren introductionFUCK.Don't fuck this up, guys.
>>46895747Shre doesn't but her colony is most likely a big target for the Green Masks since she only really uses harpies and they could attack her colony and ruin her fleet and we could be stuck somewhere unable to go back
>>46895800Unfortunately for Jesus, he is at a ludicrous disadvantage. He's a bitch, first of all, and he doesn't have boiling hot blood flowing into righteous fists!>yfw Roarke's fighting spirit literally sets Knuckle Kaiser's fists on fireI'm kidding, don't autism on me pls
>>46895814>implying we aren't going to ask her to go and destroy the Green -Skulls- with us right nowI'll fookin kill you m9
>>46895696We'll take it. The BlueGills will give my crew some extra armour. The Green Skulls have some pretty strong missiles that could rip apart a harpy in a blink of the eye. You should keep an eye out too, they were trying to catch the Yamato along with the Rhinehawk last time. Now that business is over, should we have dinner to commemorate our reunion and for you to adore your new cruise ship? I was impressed with the carpets the first time I went inside the Heart. Red, embroidered, and silk, fit for royalty.
>>46895838It would only take installing a flamer on our arms>>46895851Were still outnumbered about 3-5 so lets get one or two more crew members then fight them
>>46895838>tfw you realize Jesus actually acts like a super autist Fuck, Roarke is powered by hot-blood but Jesus is powered by autism.
Here you go. My Iron hawk Symbol.
>>46895866>Were still outnumbered about 3-5 so lets get one or two more crew members then fight themGreen Skulls have like, 80 mechs, with weeb-kun we went from 24 or whatever up to over fifty, with Siren we will outnumber the skulls.Unless the skulls got more members out of the blue.
>>46895753It's shaping up fantastically.
>>46895894They still have five battle ships though
>>46895894We only outnumber one ship though, and they have five.Best move would be to get the drop on them and pick them off ship by ship.
>>46895894Get your intel staight. 75 Harpies on a single ship. They have multiple sheeps because they are a fleet.
>>46895873>obsessed with "order">really good with niche technical skills>gets unreasonably angry when anything is slightly different from his perceived "correctness" >socially ineptkek.
Why don't we just take the skulls and PUT THEM SOMEWHERE ELSE!?Or that reactor bomb on a stick idea from earlier. Because torpedoes aren't hardcore enough.
>>46895881Pic related>>46895894Your pirate knowledge tells you it's unlikely they sent their full force to Suleiman 1. The Green Skulls have a lot of territory, and even they can lose parts of it to other pirates if they throw all their resources into one place without very good reason. Besides, I wouldn't make you wait that long to do another mission.
>>46895959if the engines are to costly we can also stick some rockets to several asteroids and laucnh them at the green skulls
>>46895881>What's the big deal, it's just a bir->mfw I see it
>>46895972Anon, you've been watching those 80's movies again haven't you.
>>46895959One, we'd need a spare reactor we can casually overload. And two, we need a powerful cannon to shoot it with any speed or accuracy. I'm not sure we have either of these.
>>46895894Your fleet has 72 pilots total. 25 of the original Iron Kestrels (counting you, Miles, and Richard), plus 40 Storm Dragons (counting Yoritomo), plus seven Martian PMC contractors who joined the Iron Kestrels (counting Mohammed).
>>46895972Wong already has rules for reactor explosions, though.>>46895965Oi, fucboi, you got stats for asteroid collisions?
>>46895881I eagerly support this symbol
>>46895982I don't see it, is it the lungs?
>>46895881It's fucking amazing. The skull eyes look like actual ball sacks though. Maybe you can put an iron crown on it so it can have the "Iron" and fill out its skull?
>>46896024Good idea, I'll try to have it done by the next thread.
>>46895998>One, we'd need a spare reactor we can casually overloadLiterally every mech has one>And two, we need a powerful cannon to shoot it with any speed or accuracyYou can throw it, it's not like you need to worry about it falling or being blown off target. And you shouldn't be targeting anything small with it. Space combat isn't super complicated. Why the hell would you need a "powerful cannon" anyway? A regular cannon would work, hell, you could use a shitty handmade pneumatic cannon. $20 says Karen can make a suitable launching device in a day or less.
Since were getting all new bluegills lets use our old Harpies to buff them up
>>46896048why a cannon? just strap a rocket on it, set it on the general direction of the enemy and you're done. But if you feel more fancy, you could get the self guided rockets, and you're set.
>>46896048>ReactorOh right, forgot mechs wipe out a city block when they go boom. My bad.>Powerful cannonI assumed you would want to shoot them at standoff range, and to be able to hit something like an enemy ship, not to get close enough to actually toss it at the target.
>>46896064Keep a few so that we can get some new recruits into them.>>46896071Why the fuck do you guys want to blow up the station?! It's a fucking research station full of goodies we can steal! Samantha even asked us to go inside to rescue CIVILIANS.
>>46895881Bad. Fucking. Ass.
>>46896002Do you have a Twitter? I know random ass question but I did ask before don'tcha know.
>>46896082Most sizable ships probably aren't nimble enough to dodge something of that size moving suitably fast.If a man on Earth can throw a 100 mph fastball I'm sure a machine many times his size with servomotors and steel tendons/muscles could throw one much faster.And really, if you throw it at them from really far away outside of sensor range it's not like the reactor is going to drift downwards or in any direction. Once it pings though they'll try to move out of the way. So it's an understandable concern.Still, get the mech accelerating towards the ship at high speed, then chuck the thing.
>>46896097You know they're talking about blowing up the battleships right now, right?
You have a nasty feeling you know who's behind this. It's just a hunch, a sense of pressure, but it makes you feel wary when you meet someone so confident in their skills and find out they're working with an apparent elite like Clemmy. "Well, it's a welcome trade. You enjoy your new ship, and my Kestrels will enjoy their new mecha. Harpies are fine for raiding, but we're a fleet now and we need the muscle." Inwardly you regret not getting them undamaged, but you always suspected they'd be a little banged-up and you have a lot of technicians besides the Cohens who need something to do besides drink beer, play cards, and have office romances. "Want to grab a drink and dinner? My place or yours.""Of course. I'm not just hugging you to make sure you don't vanish for weeks and make me think you're dead again, idiot." The Archen flicks the Knuckle Kaiser's mask with one dainty forefinger.Speaking of that. "Rosita, you know the Green Skulls will come here sooner or later. A Siren like you can turn even a raptor into a songbird, but I'll go to war to keep you safe from your enemies. That's not in question. What is, though, is whether we do it as one fleet or two. Will you join me?"She hesitates, then replies sadly, "No, Roarke. Believe me, I want to be with you like that, I used to hope the Kestrels would join me someday and you'd be my First Mate, but I can't become your subordinate. Not yet. You don't understand the pressures of being me, if I seem to lose my spine and belong to someone like you, a lot of my appeal to my fans...that fantasy of availability...is out the window. Even an equal partnership is hard." She sighs, the Archen gently scratching the Kaiser's shoulders as it snuggles mechanically against the larger mech, "I know how greedy that sounds, choosing money...but I'm a Captain too, I have a lot of people relying on the money I make to live and feed their families, and not all of them are warriors like the Kestrels and Dragons."[Continued]
>>46896097we don't have to target the station. just the defense turrets, other warships that carry other mecha or something that could be out of our league.
>>46896131Anon, it's space. Distances are way huge.
>>46896125I know. I don't have one. I personally dislike twitter for various reasons, I'm sorry. I might get one at some point, eventually.>>46896097Even if they're not in a mecha bay, you can easily store the Harpies in your cargo hold, they just wouldn't be available for launch during battle.>>46896064Interesting idea, since I ended up making the Master Harpy big enough that a transformable Bluegill would still be smaller than a Master Harpy.
>>46896151>You don't understand the pressures of being me,You know, any time someone says this, even if what they say following it is a sensible and valid statement, they still sound like a fucking tool.
>>46896167And we can get that bomb to move at really stupid fast speeds.All we need to do is stand on top of the ship, have it go full speed, spin the grapnel we have around our head as fast as possible and sling the reactor.Slings are pretty fucking dope, by the way.Easy. Trust me. I've put a lot of thought with no real math behind it and absolutely no actual thought into this.
>>46896179>I personally dislike twitter for various reasonsI never understand that stance for the QMs.The only interaction with it you need to have is posting when the thread is going to be.You don't need to engage in absolutely any of the site's culture.(And it's in fact better not to, I can't follow some quests on it because QM engages in mad amount of chatter, drowning out the proper feed of quest news.)
>>46896167Looking at the stats, most fighting is done in the hundreds of meters to low kilometers. Even the CIWS on the Rhinehawk only works at 650m, only the main batteries reach up to 4km. So an overloaded reactor fastball special sounds like it could be done. Really fucking stupid, but it could be done.Unless the QM says we can't. Wong, what do you think?
>>46896222>Really fucking stupid, but it could be done.Isn't that the only excuse you need? It's for science. Why? Because we could! Should we? Man who gives a shit, we CAN!
>>46896151I understand. The Dragon's are the same way. They have families to feed and they fight so that they can provide them a bright future in the vastness of space. I've seen them before. A cafe full of bright eyed women. I can respect what you are doing for your people. I too treat my crew like family. Just understand that the Iron Kestrels will always be there and would love to have you under our Wings.
>>46896240Because if it fails, there goes a perfectly good reactor, possibly a perfectly good mech, maybe the Rhinehawk too, and the Green Skulls know we're here.In which case, Oda is the cavalry. And I don't know how to feel about that.
>>46896179Hey don't apologize. It just makes things a bit easier when ya can let people know if things are delayed or reminders of when ya run. But if it ain't your thing it ain't your thing. No worries.
>>46896273Pft, just cause you're a bitch.Also, Oda has been flying around with us, we just find an isolated ship to try it out on.If we fail, we have them outnumbered 2-1 and we got Knuckle Kaiser and whatever the fuck Oda called his. Plus the rest of the crew which is 71 machines as backup.Those are actually really good fucking odds.We can either kill them fast and risk reinforcements on their end or just leave because attacking two ships with your one would be tactically retarded.
"I'm sorry...you're not angry, are you?" "Not at all, I understand. I just hope we can make this work. You're always welcome on the Rhinehawk." You awkwardly pat the Archen on the back with your fighting hand.The Archen releases the Kaiser, gripping that giant clawed fist in both of its smaller hands. Its forearms have a somewhat puffy design, aesthetically patterned to look like the wide sleeves of an idol's dress. However, you know there's a powerful beam cannon of some sort embedded in each one, the Archen really isn't just for show. "You're always, always welcome on Auditorium.""Just keep in mind, there's pressure on Yoritomo too, and on me. His people have people to take care of too, at least one nice little cafe where their wives and daughters work, and the Kestrels are the same way even if we have more rebuilding to do."She laughs, "I sounded like a pretentious jerk saying that bit about pressure, didn't I? Venus help me, I'm sorry. We'll still fight together if they come any closer to California Station or Auditorium. Thank you for respecting my choice.""Always." You grin at her over the vidcomm.The Archen curtsies to you, "In that case, let's have that dinner and that drink soon. I'm really, really looking forward to it. I can't see your eyes change color with your mood over the cams." She winks. She's the one who said your eyes change color in the first place, but to you they've STILL always just looked blue.[That brings tonight's session to an end. Next session will be on Tuesday. I know it's a rapid pace, but we're still in what passes for an introductory arc until after Suleiman, which is probably going to be long.]
Why not this for the insignia, I've always liked this GDI subfaction.http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/cnc/images/5/53/CNCKW_Steel_Talons_Logo.png/revision/latest?cb=20110611193010
>>46896334Thanks Mr. Wong
>>46896334We are only in introductory arc and Sam already wants to swallow our gravy? God damn Roarke works fast. Or are fucbois that easy?
>>46896334>She's the one who said your eyes change color in the first place, but to you they've STILL always just looked blueThat would never happen, does Roarke look like a snowflake to you? At least it isn't heterochromia.
>>46896334Thanks for running, Wong
>>46896222Oh, it's doable. Completely doable. The problem is, reactors going critical do a number on things like houses, apartment buildings, Judeau's little sister (apparently), and mecha. A starship, though, can survive it. You would need an awful lot of them to make a dent, or find a way to put it right into a weak spot. It would do significantly less damage than the Rhinehawk's Medium Beam Cannon Batteries if you just hucked it at an enemy starship, plus taking up a valuable part of a mech.
>>46896359My little China girlYou shouldn't mess with meI'll ruin everything you areI'll give you televisionI'll give you eyes of blueI'll give you man who wants to rule the worldIt's why we sung China Girl with her I'm assuming.
>>46896357>Clemmy, Sam, Karen, and Red Siren and OdaIt's all Roarke man
>>46896334Thanks for the run Wong.
>>46896361>how to beat everything forever>just punch straight through their fucking headsCould Knuckle Kaiser reasonably threaten a ship the Rhinehawk's size? Or would it need support to actually hurt the thing at a decent pace?
>>46896361Oh well, there goes that plan.So plan "Yamato and Rhinehawk Outta Nowhere" is a go?
>>46896385Maybe if we approach it from it's unprotected anus.
>>46896359Roarke's appearance and backstory were randomly rolled in the first thread. You legitimately rolled "color changing eyes", which I made into a joke because I thought it was silly. Since you started off with a Red Siren poster, and she's pretty damned dramatic, I decided she was the one who told you you have eyes like that.>>46896357Apparently /tg/ is just smooth as fuck when it comes to trapwrangling. Plus excellent use of Queen and coming prepared with Yoritomo's pocky and the scottie dog toy. It helps that you have the human maximum in Cool. ...also, I think fucboi might be the wrong term unless I'm hideously out of date on my urban slang. Samantha sees herself as a girl.
>>46896431>You legitimately rolled "color changing eyes"Well I wonder when that will come into play. Who is going to be the first person to show Roarke he's got kaleidoscope eyes?
>>46896385It could, actually. Do you remember megacriticals? A mech gets a whopping +8 to hit a starship, meaning it will score nigh-constant criticals and megacrits if it's piloted by an ace like Roarke. Mecha can fuck a starship's day up, which is why the Rhinehawk has a deluxe CIDS (I've been calling it CIWS since that's what a military girl I used to know was in charge of, but it's apparently officially a CIDS in this system) to shoot down approaching mecha.So yes, you can punch a starship to death. Sieg mein Kaiser!
>>46896390If we just wave our hand in front of our face as we approach they will be unable to spot us.
>>46896450Flashback to his childhood."Son, wear these aviators.""Why dad?""Because you look like a faggot with those eyes."
>>46896466>So yes, you can punch a starship to death.I am rock hard right now.
>>46896431Or everyone got behind the idea to woo the trap and pulled together. Also helped that people immediately shot down bad ideas. Also also Freddie Mercury gets EVERYONE horny.
>>46896431Is there any reason Sam hasn't undergone surgery to make herself anatomically female as well? Surely it shouldn't be too exorbitant expensive so far into the future.
>>46896475God dammit, it makes sense.
>>46896469Lots of things happen when you wave your hand in front of your face.Oh, by the way. 5 CP for the official Iron Kestrels symbol. Props to the guy who made it!
>>46896466>CIWSThat's the correct term. We called it Sea whizz because it looks like someone is taking a piss.
>>46896466>So yes, you can punch a starship to death.
>>46896509>"What the fuck, he just kept tapping the ship. I mean, it was annoying as all hell, but, why?">You're already dead.>"What does that even MEA-" Explosion
You'd have to ask her. The most likely reason is that she's a little scared of taking such a final step. >>46896475>>46896490It does, but I was always interpreting it as shades of blue. People with weirdly-colored eyes (mine are blue with yellow flecks) get that a lot. It doesn't actually mean the color changes, it just looks a slightly different shade in different light and with different amounts of pupil dilation.
>>46896529Meant to link >>46896488 for the first part.
>>46896529People can't seem to make up their mind on whether my mother and myself have blue or green eyes.It's pretty annoying sometimes, just that right shade of color that it can look either or.
>>46896498God bless the US Navy.
>>46896431>...also, I think fucboi might be the wrong term unless I'm hideously out of date on my urban slang. Samantha sees herself as a girl.We all clearly see that she's realistic trans girl.There probably is a portion of your readers that do not consider RL transgirls proper girls and go on principle of calling them male and etc.But I think bigger portion just uses fucboi/trap/etc simply as hentai jokes.Overall gist, don't worry over terminology. We all know what you mean.
>>46896498Piss of gunpowder and hot lead
>>46896573The Rhine Hawk has a superior flat launcher, right?
>>46896607Damned right it does. War-era Martian warships are baller.>>46896580I've said trap repeatedly, so I don't mind. Just clarifying that she views herself as a girl, always has, and always will...and going by the responses to her, Roarke agrees.
>>46896580The way I see it, you got boy parts? You're a dude.You got ladybits? Gratz woman.Don't really give a shit which you were or what you consider yourself, doesn't affect me at the end of the day. But then you get those assholes who discriminate, and it gets really old, really fast.
>>46896529>You'd have to ask her.Ehh, it's a bit impolite and prying, isn't it?
>>46896625And also backpedaling from our earlier acceptance.That's not kosher.
>>46896623>doesn't affect me at the end of the day.But neither does the contents of their pants and isn't it just easier to accept people as they present themselves rather than dig up private details?
>>46896643Is it backpedaling or is it asking a question. Sometimes you just can't get offended by everything.
>>46896657If someone walks up to me, and I can't tell whether they are male or female, and they tell me they are female, I will call them female.If they never reveal they are actually a man, I won't give a damn and keep calling them a woman.I don't pry. You seem to think that I care enough to find out. I just want to go home at the end of the day and shitpost. Live and let live. But people should also not be offended by what I choose to call them. If you're upset over being called a man because you identify as a women despite being a legit dude, then get your gender changed.I don't get upset because people say things I don't agree with, I hope others are the same.Man, you just gotta take things further off-topic.
Let's settle this dispute by just agreeing that Samantha is Samantha, and that she's cute.Also I slightly fucked up the wording when I archived this one. Oh well.
I still maintain that yall niggers are gay, but thats ok because pirates are sort of gay.Also Roarke is space sanji with music instead of food.