Welcome back, Kestrels, to the eighteenth installment of Mecha Space Pirate Quest! As always, you are Admiral Roarke Susan Starwind, whose only known alias in the UJCIDF Bounty Computer system is "Dude McCool", leader of the Iron Kestrels pirate fleet, master of the starship Rhinehawk, and pilot of the Knuckle Kaiser.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/QQQzkFZeList of Moves: http://pastebin.com/HSdyCe2yRogues' Gallery: http://pastebin.com/E9ZcDLfGLast time, you felt uncomfortably squishy meatbag emotions, and had to do a lot of back-patting and listening. You also got with both Red Siren and Karen, allowing you to turn your rage at being framed as a colony-killer into resolve, as a space pirate should. You have asses to kick, and shiny mech boots to kick them with.But before we get to the plot, we have a few other things to do. You see, the Rhinehawk is being upgraded, and you need to decide how you're allocating the two new spaces that opens up. Options will be provided in the next post or so.You might also want to check out the Rogues' Gallery, seeing as it contains a new pair of fine machines, which I'll be going over in more detail over the next few posts.
-You can double the damage of your cannon batteries (from 100K to 200K each). This is a steady, constant source of extra damage and lets Avi get more chances to score points with Maya.-You can install a ten-pack of Multi-Missiles. These do 150K each, and can be launched either individually or as a salvo. The salvo is risky, however, because once you expend your missiles you're out until the next time you visit port.-You can install a Light Screen Generator. This force field works differently than the mech-scale one Tarrasque was equipped with. Instead of being a barrier that automatically parries attacks below a certain Kill threshold, a ship's defensive screen provides a load of extra SP. 1000, in the case of a light one like this. However, damage reduces the SP on a 1-1 basis (so taking a 100K attack would reduce the shield's SP to 900), and once the screen is down it is out for the rest of the battle. While the screen is up, no mecha may enter or exit the ship, hindering in-combat deployment of Harpies and Bluegills. It takes one whole turn to activate a screen, but it can be deactivated at will.-Extra Mech Bay, Passenger Space, or Cargo Hold. These take up 1 Space each. Upgrading the Rhinehawk to Medium Weight automatically improves each Mecha Bay to carry 35 machines each (solving your space problem), Cargo Hold to 1800 tons, and Passenger Space to 360 people, but this option allows you to buy more of any of those if the more militant upgrades don't appeal to you.
As for the new mechs...first, we have the Osano-Wo. Its been upgraded to use Heat Swords (shaped like katanas, naturally, due to the tastes of its pilot) since you fought it last.PIRATE MORGAN II CUSTOM "OSANO-WO"Heavy Striker Torso: C/S/K 10, 5 tonsHeavy Striker Head: C/S/K 5, 2.5 tonsHeavy Striker L. Arm: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tonsLeft Hand: Cost 2, Space 1, Damage 1K, Kills 1, 0.5 tonsHeavy Striker R. Arm: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tonsRight Hand: Cost 2, Space 1, Damage 1K, Kills 1, 0.5 tonsHeavy Striker L. Leg: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tons Heavy Striker R. Leg: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tonsArmor: Light Heavy (7 SP, 7 CP, 3.5 tons) on all locationsMain Sensors (Head): 4 CP, 1 Space, 2 Kills, 1 tonBackup Sensors (Torso): 2 CP, 2 Spaces, 2 Kills, 1 tonOptions: Torso Cockpit with Environment Pod (2 CP, 2 Spaces), Torso Storage Module (1 CP, 1 Space), Liftwire (0.3 CP), Spotlights (0.2 CP), Deluxe Anti-Theft Code Lock (0.4 CP), Stereo (0.1 CP), Interservo Melee Weapon Link (Heat Katanas, 7 CP)Armament:Handheld Heat Katana x2 (stats show an individual sword): WA +1, 5K, AP, 9 CP, 6 Spaces, 2.5 tonsHandheld Heavy Autocannon: Range 350m, WA -1, 6K, BV 4, Ammo 10 bursts, Reloads 3, 16 CP, 10 Spaces, 3 tonsArm-Mounted Small Shield: DA -1, SP 6, 7.5 CP, 3 tonsThrusters & Speed: 6 per leg, 4 in the torso. Moves 400 meters per turn in flight or can run 200m. 16 CP.Total Weight: 52.5 tonsTotal Cost: 159.5 CPHonestly, after statting it I realized it is easily one of my favorite mecha in this game. The Osano-Wo uses a grunt frame with a lot of customization, the heaviest armor it can lift, has a shield, and is dangerous in both melee combat and at range. A fine officer's mech, and despite all that it is remarkably cheap, coming in at below 160 CP. It's also proven not to job against Roarke Starwind, which is always a plus.
I vote extra damage from cannon batteries. The Rhinehawk's fast enough to kite any fool trying to bear down on us.
>>47257394Probably vote for the cannon upgrade. We're already fast enough to avoid most damage. Though I do enjoy the idea of being tougher...
>>47257561If the Rhinehawk was operating alone, the upgraded cannon batteries would probably be my choice, since doubling dps is pretty damned impressive.However, since it'll be operating both as part of a fleet, and with mechs deployed, the shield is the best choice. Having between 2 and 5 turns of flat immunity to damage would make it a superb tank, and we have plenty of damage options available to make good use of that time.
>>47257662Oh wait, herp. Two slots. Ok, cannon upgrade and light screens then.
>>47257561Cannon Upgrade. I don't like expendable missile pack.What does the cargo hold do for us? As is we are carrying more weight in our mech bay than in our cargo hold. Will we be able to get more CP per battle or something?
>>47257561Extra mech bay and cannon upgrade.
>>47257639So you know, I think about our bro and I question: Would Roarke like Cowboy Bebop? What would be some anime that Roarke would enjoy?
Next is Mohammed's machine. PIRATE MASTER HARPY DERVISH VARIANTMedium Striker Torso: C/S/K 8, 4 tonsMedium Striker Head: C/S/K 4, 2 tonsMedium Striker L. Wing: C/S/K 4, 2 tonsMedium Striker R. Wing: C/S/K 4, 2 tonsMedium Striker L. Arm: C/S/K 5, 2 tonsLeft Hand: 2 CP, 1 Space, 1 Kill, 0.5 tonsMedium Striker R. Arm: C/S/K 5, 2 tonsRight Hand: 2 CP, 1 Space, 1 Kill, 0.5 tonsMedium Striker L. Leg: C/S/K 5, 2 tonsMedium Striker R. Leg: C/S/K 5, 2 tonsArmor: Heavy Striker (5 SP, 5 CP, 2.5 tons) on all locationsMain Sensors (Head): 4 CP, 1 Space, 2 Kills, 1 tonBackup Sensors (Torso): 2 CP, 2 Spaces, 2 Kills, 1 tonOptions: Torso Cockpit with Environment Pod (2 CP, 2 Spaces), Head Storage Module (1 CP, 1 Space), Liftwire (0.3 CP), Spotlights (0.2 CP), Interservo Melee Weapon Link (Beam Katars, 7 CP), Deluxe Anti-Theft Lock (0.4 CP), Stereo (0.1 CP), Torso Weapon Mount (2 CP, 2 Spaces)Armament: Always equipped with the Beam Katars and shield, generally equipped with the Heavy Autocannon. It can switch its gun for the Epoxy Gun prior to missions without penalty. The Weapon Mount allows it to use its handheld gun in fighter mode.Arm-Mounted Beam Katars x2 (stats show an individual beam sword): WA +1, 6K (only 2K of structure), EMW (treats SP as 4 less than usual), 6.5 CP, 3 Spaces, 1 tonHandheld Custom Heavy Autocannon: Range 350m, WA -1, 6K, BV 4, Ammo 10 bursts, Reloads 3, 17 CP, 8 Spaces, 3 tonsArm-Mounted Small Shield: DA -1, SP 6, 7.5 CP, 3 tonsHandheld Epoxy Gun: Range 250m, WA +2, No damage but a successful hit counts as a Grapple with a DC of 18 to beat, 6 Kills of structure, Ammo 3, 12 CP, 7 Spaces, 3 tons[1/2]
>>47257755Mech bay is a bad choice. We'd be equipping grunts with bad machines in order to fill it up. Lots of casualties. Better to upgrade our peoples equipment and skills first.
>>47257639Only thing not to job so far really.
Thrusters & Speed: 3 per leg, 3 per wing, 1 in the torso. The wings themselves add +100m in flight. Moves 450 meters per turn in flight, 900 in jet form, or can run 200m. 13 CP.Jet Mode: Allows the mech to take the form of a mechafighter (costs 0.3 multiplied by the base CP of the mech). This doubles the flight MA, prevents the use of handheld weapons, and inflicts -2 MV. It takes one action to transform.Total Weight: 49 tonsTotal Cost: 182.5 CP Looking at it, you may notice that it has a similar weapon setup to Yoritomo's. This is partially because you ordered him to train with Yoritomo, and partially because dual beam sabers (inset on the upper sides of the forearms like a pair of sword-length punch daggers) fit him well. He can swap his Heavy Autocannon out for an Epoxy Gun without penalty when you deploy him, although he defaults to the autocannon if not ordered otherwise. Because he frequently deploys with the long-ranged Miles' and Richard's Master Harpies, however, I put the Epoxy Gun in as an equally viable option, letting him stick enemies in place and tank for them. Originally, it was equipped with physical blades, but during the Master Harpy raid on Suleiman 1, Mohammed took a prototype scarlet beam saber and Cornelius was able to reproduce the technology to create a pair of them.Perhaps it would be more accurate to call it a pata than a katar?
>>47257675>>47257755Every option that ISN'T getting one of the extra bays/holds/spaces costs 2 Spaces.
Mohammed has based a lot of the aesthetic of his machine on yours, notably the sensor mask head and accentuating the stark Iron Kestrels' black-and-silver coloration with a hint of red (in his case, his beam sabers), while keeping it his own. Somehow, after getting the beam swords it became the cheapest and lightest of the three, not needing any Weight Efficiency.
>>47257845Shield, then. Our main offensive punch comes from our mechs and that's just going to get more pronounced as we go on. We need to have a more durable base.
>>47257828When does grapple-chan get epoxy/magnetism upgrade?Also you didn't upgdate the upgrade bin for Karens new ugrade. Our mech is one hell of a front liner though, 5K ablation and 7SP armour.
It seems like we're down to two choices. Just to be sure I'm reading this right, since I might be wrong about which way you're leaning, respond to this post with "Cannons" if you want to upgrade the beam batteries from Medium to Heavy, and "Shields" if you want the defensive screen.
>>47257894>Kaiser Heart: Less of an individual upgrade, and more the result of endless work, mildly unsafe experimentation, minute adjustments, and constant fine-tuning to maximize armor protection and efficiency based on Roarke's combat data, all done by the extremely dedicated Karen Cohen. It adds +1 to the SP of every armor piece, including shields, and +1 to the ablation value of the Officer Armor system. The new values are already factored in wherever they are listed elsewhere. In the process, she has drafted plans for many new upgrades that costs points as normal.And the true Best Girl, Grapple-chan, uses Roarke's obscenely high Mecha Fighting rolls instead of a set DC, making her superior when piloted by a true space brawler to any puny epoxy gun with its "ammunition" and lesser range.
Shields Also as always our mixtapeshttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6iimHE85EZZdTkwcHVxT2ZxWXc/view?usp=docslist_api
>>47257959Grapple-chan is too clingy to be true best girl.
>>47257789Does the Tarrasque count as jobbing when you ambushed it eight-to-one? It may not have harmed the Knuckle Kaiser, but it did scratch up at least one Bluegill and dinged the shields on two others.
>>47258004DON'T YOU INSULT MY WAIFU! SHE'S PURE, PURE I TELL YOU! LOYAL! AFFECTIONATE! HARD-WORKING! STRONG! BEAUTIFUL! STRETCHY! JOINED TO HER BELOVED KAISER-KUN BY THE NANOFIBER CABLE OF FATE!
>>47258005To be fair it got wrecked super hard.
I'm giving you guys another fifteen minutes to vote, then we'll get to actual plot stuff.By the way, what would you think of an interlude where, temporarily, you play as a rookie UJCIDF pilot to get a sense of what's going on with Roarke's request to Clementine and the shenanigans taking place in SOUL?
>>47258048Look, I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but you do realize she has embraced at least 3 other mechs, right?Maybe not as pure as you keep telling yourself?
>>47258097Keep your filthy NTR fetish on /d/! Grapple-chan was helping her darling fight as best she could!
>>47257561Correct me if i am wrong But Colonel stern is either The Bluegill Joe. OR the pilot of the kingfisher because Barring shadowruns he cannot be the Pilot of the Thoroughbred X
>>47258193Everyone knows Floyd Beck was killed in battle, the armor and wings of the destroyed Thoroughbred-X are on display in a museum on the Ionian Colonies he came from. Rudolph Merrow, Floyd's best friend and pilot of the King Swordfish, retired and vanished from the public eye, and nobody has heard from Joseph Muragi (Bluegill Joe) in a long time.
>>47258097Possessive yanderes a shit. Obsessive yanderes a best.
>>47258243Considering his penchant for blades and his advice on revenge, he's Joseph Murage, isn't he?
The Shields have it! It looks like the Rhinehawk will be equipped with a defensive screen when it's done being upgraded!A fine choice for a flagship, as the Rhinehawk is now fast, heavily armored (it stays 1 armor category above its hull size even when its hull gets larger), and equipped with a powerful shield that can stop most attacks cold.
>>47258092Yes>>47257922CannonsAlso glad I caught the glorious catastrophe (in the best way) that is Mecha Space Pirates Quest.Hey, if Karen made a master harpy for herself would it include a torso gun armament named the sweater puppy(s)? Ahahaha.
>>47258092I'd personally prefer keeping to one plot thread that you occasionally shift perspectives around. Going for an entirely different scene that only later ties into the main plot always feels disjointed to me.
>>47258432Yes, probably. She hasn't actually flown a mech ever since her mom's Harpy Custom got splattered while she was watching, though.>All waifus hug the Knuckle Kaiser in their mecha to activate the combination into Grand Harem Autocrat.Glorious.
>>47258092I would rather play as Jesus or Clemmy than some rookie
>>47258523People would probably make them do something retarded and out of character.
>>47258523>playing as jesus
>>47258523But anon we need to witness the crazy from a second perspective. We already do first person shenanigans all day erry day.
You wake up in the dimly lit room, your mouth dry and the holoprojected stars wheeling slowly overhead. There's a soft arm thrown across your chest, and a softer waterfall of dark hair tickling your ribs as its owner sleepily murmurs to herself. Your discarded PC shows that it's a little past noon, although your head is still a little fuzzy on the exact date. Sitting up, you knock over a few empty capsules of Red Comet-brand energy drinks."Nnnnm?" Karen sits up, rubbing her eyes and fumbling around for her glasses. You grab them for her and put them onto her nose, and she smiles, "I guess I really was holding out for a hero..."You laugh softly, and hug her, "I've got something to say before we both have to get back to work. Karen. You realize you're with me on the field everytime I go out right? The Knuckle Kaiser was made by you. It's what let's me fight for the Iron Kestrels. To protect our family from the Green Skulls. You make that possible. I think that's really cool." You grin, and put on your shades, as she blushes furiously and nods."R-Roarke...you're really cool too. Fight hard, okay?" The two of you share a kiss, before you get dressed and get ready to resume work. Even after you freshen up, you'd kill someone for a mug of coffee and some fresh pastries.As you exit the room, you walk straight into the trio of the Rhinehawk's officers, interrupting an argument."I'm telling you, I won't do it. Naming it the 'Mohammed variant' is disrespectful to the Prophet. It's the Dervish." Mohammed insists, "I may not be religious, but Lady Fatima would throw a fit if she heard I called a humanoid mecha by anything even similar to the Prophet's name."Miles makes a whipcrack sound with her mouth, "Come on, I called mine the Longshadow! How can we be a team if our names don't match, huh?! You might as well call it the Zero if you're going to act like a zero."Mohammed's impassive face creeps towards a frown, "I shall not."[Continued]
Lets try and score abother mixtape while were on Auditorium, maybe some 70s/80s mecha music
Richard, as usual, is remaining quiet and avoiding either opinion, just grunting noncommittally whenever either of them looks at him."DOUBLE Zero!" Miles cackles like a particularly short and particularly evil witch.Mohammed's expression becomes gradually more and more Fatima-like, "It is the Dervish. There shall be no discussion. Not all of us are blessed with silly names like yours."Miles opens her mouth to say something awful and nearly walks directly into you as you emerge from Karen's room, "Hey, watch it Kar-Dude?" Her face twists into an expression better suited for some kind of Lovecraftian underwater predator than a normal woman's grin, "Oh ho ho hoooo, Richard, so this is where he's been!""We thought you were ashore, boss. Maybe training or something. Uh, Yoritomo said it's normal for a warrior to go sit under a waterfall during a time of stress until he achieves clarity and focus." Richard scratches his beard doubtfully.Miles punches him in the arm, "Don't softball me! If you make it too easy there's no point in turning it into innuendo." She sighs and shakes her head, before going up on tiptoe to pat you on the back, "It's just like having Captain Ozark back, kinda nostalgic really. So, does she call you Admiral, or Rooooaaaarke~?" Her smirk is smug enough for six normal people, which is impressive given her diminutive stature.>[Respond verbally, if so with what?]>[Put her in one of the air vents, she'll get down eventually]>[Ignore her]
>>47258760>>[Put her in one of the air vents, she'll get down eventually]That's Admiral Rooooarke~ to you.
>>47258760Tell her everything untill she geta embarrassed then ask Richard what kind of names she calls him
>>47258760>[Put her in one of the air vents, she'll get down eventually]Womenlets, when will they learn?
>>47258760>[Put her in one of the air vents, she'll get down eventually] Or she will become Ceiling Miles, the Miles of the Vents, Harbinger of Peeping.
"Well, you see..." You lean down.Miles isn't bad at hand-to-hand, but she isn't nearly as good at it as you are. You're taller, stronger, and faster, so it's easy to grab her by the back of her belt and the collar of her leather jacket and hoist her up over your head. Glancing around, you spot one of the air vents, its cover left off for maintenance. Karen wouldn't fit in there, neither would Sam past the hips, but Miles? Miles fits in like a missile into its tube despite her kicking, thrashing, and attempts to bite you. You shove her in until her feet are barely sticking out, before dusting off your hands, "That's Admiral Roooooarke~ to you." You turn to Richard and Mohammed, the latter looking faintly awestruck, "Bosun, make a pot of coffee and bring it to me at the bridge." This way, he won't be able to just pull her out of there."MOTHERFUCKER! BASTARD! I'LL EVISCERATE YOU WITH MY TOENAIL CLIPPERS YOU GINGER FUCK!" Rants the Miles of the Vents. You graciously ignore her."I like Dervish better myself." You inform Mohammed, wheeling around and heading for the bridge as the Martian kid scurries after you. You arrive just as Maya looks up from her computer terminal, "Good timing, sir. We've got a communication from Red Siren, shall I put it onscreen?">[Yes]>[Get presentable first]
>>47258977>[Yes]Too much preening during working hours isn't a good idea.
>>47258977>YesNo reason to hide it
>>47258977>[Yes]How is the old zam doing by the way wong man?
>>47258523>making me use Jesus' perspective
"Onscreen." You order, still adjusting your rumpled shirt and combing your hair when Red Siren's smiling face appears on the main monitor."Roarke darling~" Her smile fades a little, "...Did you just wake up? You're dreadfully shy of your usual poise, lovely." She tuts sadly.You adjust your shades, "I had a late night. And day. It's hard to keep regular hours, you should know that."She grins knowingly, and laughs, "Oh well, that's perfectly normal. So, I told you to let me handle it, didn't I?" She puffs up with pride, "Well, I have. Apparently the reporter who did that broadcast is on her way to California Station with a small transport and modest escort to do a scoop, and I had just the most splendid idea! I'll kidnap her, and then I can use my clout as a microphone to tell everyone that you aren't the sort of person to do what you're accused of." She taps her chin with one long, pink fingernail, "Although I'm not sure if you want me to accuse the military directly, or pin this on the Skulls. Hm, I'll let you decide!">[What say?]
>>47259054Repairs are underway. I won't say that I may have misread a certain section about what happens if you destroy a pod's armor and then start hitting the torso (and it wouldn't have mattered because Roarke got a cockpit critical hit anyway and can pierce Megaheavy armor), but I will say that a weakness in the original design has been patched up and that now if you destroy the pod and start attacking the torso you don't use the pod's armor SP.
>>47259189Lets say the Green Skulls since its more believeable to the public rather then if we come out and say there governemnt is evil soubding like a conspiracy theorist, plus have her play the video that proves us innocent
>>47259189I don't like it. Imagine how the media would spin it if a reporter was kidnapped by pirates, only to come out denying an earlier report of theirs and being in support of said pirates after being released. Not to mention how the average person would interpret such a chain of events without even needing the media to put their own spin on it.
>>47259189Green Skulls. Noone would ever believe the government did this, and it's not like this is the entire government being evil. It's one branch. We know there's good people in the government, and we don't need shit coming down on their head. We'll handle them quietly.
>>47259277This is also how Red Siren announces her new albums, incidentally.
>>47259292Still don't really like it. Even if it's Red Siren herself doing the talking, it's still too easy to spin the other way for us. If the goal is to build better PR, which is what I'm assuming it is, there's better and more subtle ways to go about doing so I'd imagine.Not trying to be a negative nancy, but just offering my jaded opinion.
>>47259292Out of curiousity Wong, how does Roarke feel about 70s-90s mecha anime?
>>47259189So let's see. We (theoretically) have Clemmy on the military side looking into the situation and trying to find/save athena. From her responses, it seems unlikely the colony was destroyed by the military directly, which means the green skulls are probably the ones who actually pulled the trigger. We don't know who exactly is the bad egg on the military side, but the psycho admiral is currently our prime suspect.What we need to do is find proof of complicity between the two. That and punch them into tiny little gibblets. I don't think siren should be broadcasting our defense to the world. Take the journalist prisoner, but instead keep her on the station and let her make a very public report of a split between siren and the kestrels. Full of screaming, threats, everything. Give the green skulls the idea that she stands alone, and they might come and try to take over. Spring a trap on them when they do, and we can get more information as well as a great mouthpiece to broadcast that to the solar system in the form of the reporter.
>>47259338Roarke has never watched an anime in his life. He's familiar with the concept, but during his childhood he never had the kind of money Yoritomo did to go diving into pre-nuclear-conflict cultural phases.
>>47259330>>47259339To be honest since we are already wanted criminals it doesn't really make much difference if people believe what we are saying. Might as well just get it said anyway though, might get someone asking questions.
>>47259435I personally view our public image as completely irrelevant in this instance. The only things that matter are 1.Killing green skulls 2.Finding the bad guys in the military working with them.We probably shouldn't try to break out the people under military custody, even if they have useful information. It'd be too high profile and bring down even more heat on us. So drawing the green skulls into a trap seems to be the best way to find out the information we need via interrogations. They could also possibly know if there were any survivors, and where those survivors are.
>>47259501I get the feeling the only survivors are those capable of making giant death robots.
>>47259501Are you saying you don't want to save Athena and Sam's brother just because they're not useful?Dude, that's a dick move. I'm voting against whatever you want because you're being a dick and the Green Skulls obviously wouldn't know where a military prison would be.
>>47259564What are you on about?I"m saying that if we try to blow them out of whatever military prison they are currently in, they would be in more danger with us, regardless of what useful information they had, because then instead of one psycho admiral out to get us, the entire military is out to get us.
>>47259586Pussy. The entire military is already out to get us, we're being framed for war crimes. I'm saying that whether or not they have useful information it doesn't fucking matter. There's a little girl in danger, we're going to save her.You know what? HEY WONG, I'm voting we tell the truth about the military being behind this. Fuck giving those guys what they want and fueling anti-pirate sentiment.
>>47259613Ah, a moron. Good to see your opinion can be discarded.
>>47259586It's not just one General. It's her and every ship under her command, including SOUL and the SOUL mecha, and whoever else she can call in as reinforcements.
>>47259586As pirates the entire military is already out to get us you know.
>>47259625His opinion is actually worth every bit as much as yours and everyone else's in this thread. I, personally, can't see Roarke Starwind just leaving Athena wherever they're keeping her given Anons' reaction to finding out she's being used to blackmail her father.
>>47259645It's like everyone suddenly forgot about the 'Space Pirate' part of 'Mecha Space Pirate Quest'.
>>47259544There is some hope, as the skulls have been shown to use slaves. They might've rounded up the people in the colony before blowing it up to get a twofer.
>>47259663We got to be careful though. If Siren comes out pro-kestrel, she may paint a target on her. I can see blaming the green skulls for now, giving out copies of our flight data and maybe getting the police chief and some of the others to give eyewitness accounts
>>47259663Shrug, then i suppose none of this discussion matters, does it?
>>47259677Seeing as the only survivors we know about are being held by the military I dont think it was the skulls.
>>47259677Are you referring to what those two aces in the Morgan II and Warmouth said? I'd like to remind you, they had everyone working the mines instead of the farms specifically because they planned to kill them when they were ready to leave.IC, you would know that if the Green Skulls DID blow the Colony up, they wouldn't keep anyone but the girls they take for Galbadie.
>>47259725You'll write what you want to.
>>47259672Exactly, Roarke is pretty much Chaotic Neutral leaning somewhat towards good
Pin it on theskulls, spread the lrecordings of our footage, survivor testimonials?
>>47259672I feel like it needs to be repeated every so often.>>47259697She is also a pirate and as such also already has a big target on her.
>>47259672Yes, pirates run away from the miltary.
>>47259788The last ones that didn't got wiped out to a man. So there's that.
>>47259736I'm sorry, are you accusing me of railroading when literally every single Anon but you is seemingly worried about that kid and the sergeant and the doctor? If not catering to your vote in particular when you're in the minority is railroading, then you're using a definition different from any I've seen anywhere else. I really hope I'm misunderstanding you somehow, and if I am please tell me.
>>47259808Man what.Go ahead and do a vote. One side wants to break into a military facility (we don't even know which). The other side wants to blow up green skulls in hope of getting intel that makes such a breakout unnecessary because the military lets them go on their own.The one guy you're talking about isn't on the side you think he is.
>>47259800Tell that to Barbarossa.
>>47259849The literally dead guy?
>>47259838Why would the military just let them go? What are you smoking dude.
"The Green Skulls, for now. We can't prove the military did it, but we can prove I didn't." It's a hard decision, you want to call them out on their bullshit, but even Clementine didn't know about this. "Well, darling, they might just say the pixels don't look right on your footage...""So long as my side of the story is known, it's better than only letting them get theirs out. Aren't you worried about how it will look if you kidnap a reporter, though?"She blinks, and smiles, "So gallant! No. Not at all. I'm sure I'll be perfectly fine, like always. One little ship is just a morsel for my Archen." She waves a hand dismissively, then makes a face, "Of course, if even you say the Green Skulls did it, that obnoxious woman is going to say it proves her point and that even pirates admit there's a problem...and she'll crack down on us for sure." She grumbles, looking annoyed."We can't realistically expect anyone to believe the UJCIDF blew up a colony without proof. We'll tell the truth about what we know." You respond firmly.She sighs, dropping her chin onto her hands with her elbows propped up on her ornate wooden desk, "Fine, fine, I can't win against you..." She smiles dreamily, twirling the tip of her hat's long plume around her fingertip, "So Roarkey, do you want to come with me, or would that be bad for our image?" She bats her eyelashes.
Look lets just wait until Clemmy gets some info for us about Athena and her dad while we have Sam try and get in contact with Naiomi to find kut about hee brother
>>47259867Present evidence of some part of the military working in collusion with the green skulls to blow up a colony...profit
>>47259865Died a very successful pirate indeed.
>>47259887Why would they let people go to shit on them even more? They could just say we are lying. They would still be trying to kill us anyway because that is their job.
So what are the odds that an enemy faction will take what's left of the damaged, uninhabited colony and retrofit it into some kind of superweapon?
>>47259808>>47259838Wong, please ignore shitposters like this.
>>47259921Not sure what sort of weapon you can make out of a wrecked colony.
>>47259838You realize the second their testimony could become a liability both Clancys are getting a bullet to the head, right?
>>47259920Don't present it to the media, present it to people inside the military who aren't complete shit like that one colonel. >>47259946Hence the need for green skulls to provide said testimony
>>47259946Damn. I guess we could start with a jail break. Or we could find a way to sneak into California station for some intelligence gathering. Wong, are there any other pirate gang's we haven't met in the area? For recruitment?
We could offer to make the military a trade the doctor and Athena for Sam and her mech since as far as they know she was captured
>>47259956A Colonel doesn't outrank a General, and we don't know what kind of support she has. Wong has been hinting that this is part of something bigger than an anti-pirate crusade.
>>47259956I think people with enough clout to have teams of super weapons made and blow up fucking colony's have enough clout to get people to tell a pirate to go fuck off with his evidence.
>>47259936You also don't need an entire colony to build a superweapon. Just ask the Titans circa UC 0087.
>>47259983Unless you presume the entire military is 100% ok with blowing up colonies under their protection, solid proof coming from a reliable source showing some of their own did do such a thing is going to at the very least cause a split to form. If a rescue is necessary at that point, it becomes a fuckload easier.
>>47259977Pretty sure a man who designs super mechs is worth more than one prototype.
Oh, when do we need to do the Fatima ransom? Is that soon?
>>47259999I originally was going to use a picture of Jamitov for the Colonel, just to make people freak out when shit started going down, but I changed my mind and Kambei is a better fit.
>>47259999Wasn't there a giant colony laser even earlier than that?
>>47260023I imagine that if you'd have used a picture of Jamitov Hymen for the Colonel our first encounter with him would have gone very differently.
>>47259997Then again, if she didn't have enough clout to blow up a colony directly and had to hand it off to the green skulls to be her enforcers, such a revelation would hurt her significantly.
>>47260021My math could easily be wrong, but it should be a week and a half.>>47260015I'll interrupt this rousing discussion to say that testimony from a member of the Green Skulls under duress from their pirate rivals to speak would not be viewed as reliable whether presented to the military or media.>>47260039The Federation had the Solar System during the OYW, I think, which was basically a giant Archimedes Mirror of some kind.>>47260044Who doesn't love the eyebrows?
>>47260056Wasn't it confirmed that she probably did it herself? Something like the Green Skulls having a lot of territory to protect and if they could get there that quickly they would have probably been able to make it to the battle against Roarke themselves?
>>47259871I'm kicking myself, I thought it would be obvious there was a question here.>[Yes or no?]
>>47260110It was several days between us leaving the colony and reports of its destruction, wasn't it? Should've been enough time for their forces to get there.
>>47260144Sure why not
Convincing Karen to build new mecha design for profit and fame when?
>>47260144NoDon't want to play our hand just yet
>>47260144Sure. It's not like we have any other ideas where to go.
>>47260144It couldnt hurt.
>>47260144Go with Red Siren.We aren't afraid to show our face and our name. Especially when we are defending ourselves from being framed. Also the UJCIDF won't throw a strike against Red Siren with how high her popularity is against the masses. Working on Clemmy chibi since Red Siren has one. Wong you used my Knuckle Kaiser image! Made me giddy. No WIP for new Knuckle Kaiser though.
>>47260148Your fourth day on Auditorium, and you went straight there after Suleiman, and that doesn't take into account the time it would have taken for news of the colony's destruction to reach the media.>>47260171I was wondering about that, I know some anons were working on designs.
>>47260230>that picYou glorious son of a bitch.
>>47260230Its odd seeing clementine the one doing the hugging.
>>47260258What other pirate Gangs are around? I know there's us, skulls, dragons, and siren. Stone Soldiers all got capped. Anyone else?
>>47260258How much time would news spreading take? FTL communications are a thing, aren't they?
>>47260171I don't know I would rather not have Karne making potential rivals stronger and uf we want money there are plenty of other paths we can take like selling albums like red siren, or sellings 1st person recordings of our fights
>>47260305Or stealing it.
>>47260305>not wanting to make Karen famousFag to the extreme.
>>47260290The four dominated California Station until the Green Skulls showed up. There are smaller criminal gangs, mostly on the Colonies of California Station themselves (like whoever owns those thugs that tried mugging the Colonel), but no proper pirate crews. Although the sudden power void might change that.
>>47260358>fucked a dudeRoarke being a faggot is canon, anon.
>>47260305>sellings 1st person recordings of our fightsAnon, whats wrong with you. That's cheating on Clemmy. Only she can feel like she was in the Knuckle Kaiser with us.
>>47260380And make her a target for our enemies?
>>47260406She lives on a pirate ship, i.e. a big flying target for all our enemies to shoot at.
>>47260424And what if we go somewhere to dock keep her on the ship or in our sight at all times
>>47260368>Green Skulls are defeated and a few holdings belonging to the navy are dealth with.>Due to the publicity, MORE pirate crews form and start vying for power and territory.>The space pirate warring states period begins.>Oda cannot stop squealing like a school girl being noticed by senpai.
>>47260380Well I was talking about you, but move the goalposts, if you'd like.
>>47260455Thats not that different from what we do now. You know, because we are all wanted criminals.
>>47260380Fucking a trap makes you GAR, not GAY, Anon.Besides, presumably she's just making a new grunt unit for us. I want it to look like the Kampfer but I'm sure others have different views.
>>47260486Wait...are we going to initiate Space One Piece?
>>47260486>Oda keeps insisting that everyone calls this the "Great Pirate Era">no one gets it
>>47260503>Fucking a trap makes you GAR, not GAY,
>>47260486Not to mention every asshole who wants to make a name for himself might think that beating Roarke Starwind is a good way to do it.
>>47260530>he keeps telling them to fight Oda instead or they won't be able to beat himOda's fw?
>>47260530At that point lets just make a Mortal Kombat tournament where the winner gets to fight us to save time
>>47260486Oda would be so happy to be in a golden age of pirates
>>47260511So Roarke's basically Gold Roger, but without the dying part or the legendary treasure
>>47260620>Pirate King Roarke Starwind piloting his mecha, Knuckle KaiserSounds good on the ear
>>47260620Or the superpowers. Or the scope of his effect on civilization.So not really like Roger at all.
>>47260620We'll work on the second part in time I bet.
>>47260658>Or the scope of his effect on civilization.Give Roarke time, anon
"Of course I'm coming along." It doesn't take you long to make up your mind. "Someone has to make sure you're alright.""Hooray! Darling, it will be the most splendid date ever~" She coos, looking overjoyed, "I'll have to have a special camera Harpy do the footage...if we could time it so that we land on the hull together that would be just ~perfect~." She squeals a little and claps her hands together, "Now remember, you're with me, so we must preserve our reputations! Let's try not to kill anybody, hm~? After all, I don't want them to be too frightened by me...and what if that reporter girl is embroiled in a passionate romance with one of her escort pilots? Why, getting in the way of true love would be a tragedy!" Her eyes grow wide with ideas, "Ooh, ooh, we could let the military mechs surround us, and go back-to-back, and when our back armor touches we look at each other with perfect understanding and it will be just sooo dramatic~ Do you think coming up with a quick little dance number for us is too much, darling? I mean, it's a little over the top, but we're just so good together...maybe I could pretend like I've been damaged, and you catch my Archen in your Kaiser's arms and hold up your fist like you're swearing vengeance, and then I get up and look all brave and the audience cheers!" She gushes, clearly more worried about how to make this look sufficiently dramatic and improve her viewership rather than by any potential threat posed by UJCIDF Bluegills or Pumpkinseeds."I was so lucky to get this information...get a good night's sleep tonight, okay? We're going bright and early tomorrow, so don't sleep in TOO late! Oh, and you can tell Yoritomo he doesn't have to hide from me on his ghastly painted ship. I forgive him for selling unlicensed body-pillows of me without asking. I'm sure he has learned his lesson from my withering scorn for his behavior." She says, magnanimous as an empress, turning her shapely nose up at Captain Oda.[Continued]
>>47260620"I left all of the humanity's best music on ONE TAPE."
>>47260724>Roarke's summer jams 34'
>>47260520But Samantha is a lady. When a man fucks a lady, it is by definition not gay.Are you the butthurt husbandofag? Keep your fujoshi poison to yourself, traps are pure and also girls.
>>47260715Send a message to Captain Oda. "How many body pillows did you make of me."
>>47260759I mean, i knew /tg/ was full of faggots, but at least own it instead of trying to lie like this.
>>47260620Considering the setting, Cardeas Vist would probably be a more apt comparison.
>>47260759It's okay if you want to fuck a trap, Anon. Just don't deny it being gay.
>>47260788Roarke tries to get the secret out, but dies as he leaves his son in a super-powerful giant robot?
>>47260759Anon, as a Sam-fag, I have to tell you: It's a little gay. But that's ok!
>>47260380Wong still hasn't said that Samantha isn't a woman, anon.
>>47260809And the super powerful mecha will lead him to a secret that will change the power structure of the solar system if he follows the built in treasure map.
>>47260809So the last upgrade KK gets is an nt-d system?
She taps a few buttons, and sends you a file. The transport ship Dazzling Maiden is a small one, about the size of the one Avi turned into shards of metal and plasma when it tried to run from him on Suleiman, which makes sense because it's not a luxury liner like the Heart of the Sunshine was or a warship. It could have a complement of 20 or so mecha, at best. Easy pickings, seemingly. It's traveling a route between Io and California Station that would normally be very safe if it weren't for predators like you and Red Siren knowing it was coming."Rosita, how did you get this?" You inquire."I have my ways and my sources, dear. You don't expect me not to keep up with current events, hrrrmmm? Especially when they concern the media." She winks...or blinks...again, closing her remaining eye at you.>[Say something else, if so what?]>[Bid polite farewells. If so, who do you want to talk to next?]
>>47260822Sam has a penis, anon.
>>47260850Damn it /m/! Why am I so bad at remembering to put my trip back on after posting on you?!
>>47260850>Bid her farewellWe should probably talk to Sam and see hows shes holding up
>>47260853Some women have penises. It's a very feminine penis.>>47260820>>47260802>>47260776Give it up, fujos, Roarke and Yoritomo will always be bros and nothing but bros.
>>47260910>having this much denial
>>47260850>>47260878"How do you want to handle combatants? No casualties? No matter what, I'll be in front to take the brunt of their damage for you.(With help from ablation armour)"Oh. Can we take the S-Betta with us? It's uhh.. Kinda awkward with a third wheel but Sam does need to find out whats happening from California Station.
>>47260822Samantha certainly thinks of herself as a woman. She would probably be hurt and insulted to be called a dude.
>>47260910>Some women have penises. It's a very feminine penis.Are you talking about the clitoris? I'll have you know that, while homologous to the male penis, it's not an actual penis, anon.
>>47260938It's a good thing that love transcends all bounds, right Wong?
>>47260938Then she should probably see about getting her plumbing fixed.
>>47260933Would probably be a bad idea. As is the S-Betta would be better served on less standard piracy missions. For something like this? The two should be fine.
>>47260959How far along has that science come though? Enough for full bender or is it just the aesthetics still?
>>47260984Does it matter? If sam identifies as a 'she', then having a penis probably bugs him/her.
>>47260984>How far along has that science come though? Enough for full bender or is it just the aesthetics still?it's an anime universe in the year 3xxx i'm pretty sure you can be a mecha if you try hard enough.
I don't know who the anti-Samantha shitposters are supporting (unless they really are fujoshi disappointed that Sam is the hard limit between them and HOT YAOI ACTION), but I'm sure their waifu would be ashamed of them.At least Karenfags won't involve themselves in this. The Double Best Girl Alliance is superior to all other forms of waifu.
>>47261014>Being a giant raging faggot>Screaming 'I'M NOT A FAGGOT'Just admit it, anon.
>>47260938Even with a dick she is a chick. I am sure there is a anime term for it that Oda would know and agree with. Besides, it's ok to be a bit gay. No need for her to make life changing and dangerous decisions to appease us.
>>47261014Lets not get hasty now anon there could always be a better waifu Allenby in our future
I have never seen this much shitposting in one of these threads before. What's going on here, guys?
>tfw people don't get the memedips, all of them.
>>47261051I believe this is one salty-ass waifu war we got here
>>47261058Keep it on /b/
>>47261014I dont think anyone has a problem with sam. But pretending they dont have y chromosomes is going a bit far.
>>47260850>[Bid polite farewells. If so, who do you want to talk to next?]call Oda. ask him what a "body pillow" is.
>>47261069Nah, a waifu war would require a second waifu. This is just one gay guy in denial.
>>47261051I was gone for a few hours to have a nice meal with my family. These things happen, just let them be since they are trying to push this in odd directions. Got to keep focused on the task at hand.
I can't tell who the other side is, though.As far as I'm concerned, Samantha is a girl. If that bothers someone, that's okay, but their feelings won't be reflected in the IC stuff and Roarke isn't into men. Sorry to anyone upset over that. Kind of sad that I even have to spell this out at all, it's derailed the thread pretty annoyingly.
>>47261086Yeah, denying that Samantha is a girl because he wants us to open Mohammed's GN drive.
>>47261113So two gay guys in denial then?
I'm going to go make dinner. Please get all of this out of your systems by the time I get back, it should be less than half an hour.
>>47261143Dude, just drop this shit. Let's get on with the session.
>>47261138Nobody wants to fuck Mohammad except one gay guy. Pirate man is gay but he isnt that gay.
>>47261176>Pirate man>not Butt Pirate manyou had one job, anon.
can we just not pay attention to the shitposters and focus on something else?
>>47261200Ya like what should our next mixtape be, i'm feeling another 80s mixtape
>>47261215Our next mixtape should be the sounds of our enemies mechs after we are done with them.Straight fire.
>>47261200That is the plan. Probably the same person who has tried to rile shit in the past. Besdies, this mission is important and I want to see if we can pull off some shenanigans when we spring and destroy the trap.
>>47261227>destroy the trap.Already done, anon.
>>47261193I always say if you want a job done well you should have done it yourself.
>>47261244goddamit, i was gonna make that joke.
Should we try and fuck Fatima or the reporter?
>>47261294No.Stop thinking with your dick.
>>47261303I don't care about either of them just curious about what other thought
>>47261294Neither Fatima is a lesbian and members of the media are whores that likely slept with 4 -6 males to get good sponsorship deals.
>>47261316>Fatima is a lesbianWhere the hell did that come from?
"No casualties, you said? So we're going easy on them?" Despite yourself, you don't like this. Sure, you're safeguarding your public image, but you can't help feeling like the idol is being much too cavalier, "I can take the brunt of the damage, but don't you think you're being reckless?"She laughs, "Reckless? I'm perfectly safe with you, aren't I? I'm only in danger if you break my heart, Roarke. It's in your hands, after all." She blows you a kiss, and cuts comms.You take out your PC, and send a message to Yoritomo. 'What is a body pillow? Red Siren mentioned some incident...'While you wait for a reply, you head off the bridge and towards the mech bay. Maybe Karen is working on something interesting, but you're also hoping to see Samantha. You want to see how she's holding up. The Corporal actually runs into you in one of the hallways near the mech bay, smiling and going up on tiptoes to kiss your cheek, "Did you and Karen have fun?" She inquires archly, "She's been in there humming Bonnie Tyler and fiddling with something in the Kaiser's head ever since she woke up. It's like she's half-asleep, but she looks too happy for me to bother her.""Red Comet energy drink company has its new spokeswoman." You reply enigmatically, then smile, "Yeah, it was great. Thank you, I know you helped a little."She gives you a perky smile, clicks her heels together, and salutes crisply, "The Double Girl Alliance never leaves a sister in a pinch!" She blushes at her own melodrama a little."Are you holding up alright?" You ask.She nods, "I am now. I needed to be alone for a while, but I'm back to my usual self. Thank you, Roarke." Rather unsubtly, she leans on you, not seeming to mind the glances of passing Iron Kestrels going to and from the mech bay, "So, how long are we staying here?""California Station isn't safe right now, but I'll be going with Red Siren to do some work." You hug her a little, and she snuggles appealingly against you.[Continued]
>>47261294>>47261309We need fatima to still be a virgin when we give her back. Plus it sets a bad precedent.
>>47261328>when we give her backMaking a lot of assumptions here.
>>47261328At this point im positive that its gonna be a double cross and were not getting any money from her
>>47261335>>47261344Giving her back for fat cash is the entire reason we have her. Even if the suitor pulls a double cross we can just sell her back to her dad.
>>47261356If we can im fine with it I just expect somethings gonna happen where we won't be able to ransom her
>>47261356That was before we got a zam that she's a perfect pilot for.Plus i bet she gives upgrades.
>>47261356i think we will have instead a dedicated big zam pilot that hungers for revenge.
>>47261383>>47261404We have an entire crew of people who can pilot the big zam. A crew of people who arent worth shit loads of cash to a caliph or whatever.
>>47261440>worth shit loads of cash to a caliphMaking a lot of assumptions here
>>47261344Guaranteed. Better get used to Fatima sticking around
>>47261294Do they give upgrades?
>>47261455Its usually safe to assume a father will pay for their child back.
>>47261344It's damn obvious that she may be sacrificed one way or another to become a matryr for the NAvy to get Mars in on this fully. Rather than money, she may serve as a way to get in good graces with Mars and possibly create friction.If PR is not going to work, then denying them resources will.
>>47261472Fatima definitely, reporter no clue
>>47261473>a caliph>literally has a harem>caring about a daughter
>>47261509When she's an EXPENSIVE daughter, then of course you care
>>47261509Well he has been described as loving his daughter.So yes?
>>47261509Cared enough to offer to buy a super weapon for her to cruise around in.
>>47261513Yes, at that point you care enough to have her fiance kill her.
>>47261509If i remember rights it the caliph's best bud who her dad
>>47261523>cruise around in.He was going to use her as a disposable weapon system.
>>47261557You can do that without spending a fortune on a military prototype.
>>47261523i'm pretty sure he'll try to blow her up on the negotiations.
>>47261565Zam was slated to be jesus', except he said fuck that noise. Fatima was their second choice.
>>47261574He isnt even supposed to be there for those, thats the fiancee.
>>47261585Jesus was just the guy they sent to test it. Fatima doesn't even belong to the same military.
>>47261605>Fatima doesn't even belong to the same militaryYet. What do you think psycho general is planning to do?
"Work? Does this mean more Martian heiresses in the brig? Oh, by the way...if you're wondering where that schoolgirl outfit she had went, I borrowed it. I'm a pretty good seamstress, I thought it might be cute if I copied it to wear for you sometime." She sighs happily, resting her head on your chest."No, we're going to clear my name. Apparently the reporter who did that broadcast is coming to California Station." You shake your head, tossing your orange mane a little as the military girl gets as comfortable against your torso as moss is comfortable on the trunk of a tree. "And...wait, did you change the length of the skirt?" "Slightly shorter." She grins mischievously, "I don't think the stockings had garterbelts before, either, but I made things work.""Perfect. By the way, speaking of containing things...where would your brother and the Clancys be kept, do you think?" It's hard to think of serious things when discussing girls in short skirts, but you need to know."Most likely, on a battleship. A big one, like a Wels-class, is practically a flying castle brimming with defenses. There are prison colonies, as you know, but those are for people who have already been processed through the system, and it would be hard to stop someone from talking about any facts they might inconveniently know once they're mixed in with the general prison population and not locked away in an individual cell on a battleship." She frowns momentarily, "General Fairchild's personal ship, the Jaburo, is certainly large enough to serve as a prison, and it would mean keeping everyone close. If she hasn't visited California Station yet, Pierre might even still be on the Cincinnatus, it certainly has the facilities and I can't imagine Colonel Stern really believes he's guilty."You're interrupted from listening to her by a bwoop from your PC. You have a message from Yoritomo.[Continued]
>>47261639Taking on regular muslims never ends well, space muslims are probably even worse.
>>47261662She's not trying to kill them, she's trying to absorb them.
>>47261669Yeah that will go well.
>>47261662Deus vult, motherfucker.
'Did Siren-nee really tell you that embarrassing story, Taishou-sama? It's so sad! I saw a way to merchandise her that she hadn't thought of, and with the forethought of a kind friend I put it into motion. My hardworking nakama slaved away creating faithful, cottony-soft reproductions of Red Siren to help share the warmth of her love with her fans at night...but somehow, she didn't receive her cut, likely due to a tragic error! I sent it to her once I found out, of course, but she was already too angry to speak. Clearly, she is tsundere to her friends, but that's daijobu~'You have a Funds Transfer request moments later, as Yoritomo pipes rather a surprisingly large number of credits into your account.'Body pillows are a way for your fans to feel closer to you, aniki. Don't worry, I knew you would approve and after one fan bought several dozen I knew we had an expert market! Lonely women across the galaxy shall soon know the glory of Roarke Starwind!'>[Do you even want to respond to him this time?]
>>47261701So we going for Space One Piece and starting a Space Crusade?
>>47261707Do we get an upgrade if they fuck the body pillow?
>>47261707Dear god Clemmy.
>>47261701Nah man Roarke seems like a Germanic paganism sort of guy
>>47261651>garterbeltsComrade! Red Siren is the true champion for garterbelts though. Clemmy I think would go good with nothing but a black netting shirt. Karen would be the naked apron type? Or just a hardhat.
>>47261727If you opt for the UJCIDF Rookie's perspective interlude (and don't worry, it'll be a SOUL rookie, not a redshirt) you might get to see Clemmy's quarters.And the Roarke Nest.
>>47261707"Good talk">>47261753Lets do it. Just gotta make sure we get out alive.
>>47261707so that's how clemmy got the pillows.... well, time to go full capitalist. let's put our face on everything. mugs, plates, t-shirts, anything that can sell will have our face on it!.
>>47261707Yoritomo....'sigh'...good job. make sure you made few special ones with me shirtless...for my 'waifu'sGuy have a fucking skill to be a merchant. he will swim in dosh if he isnt a pirate
>>47261740That's not really better in any way.
>>47261776>We even got your Roarke Starwind the flamethrower >>47261786Ya getting stuck with gravelkind is the worst gotta make sure we feudalize to get primogence
>>47261807> the fire is almost as hot as me!
>>47261807>primogence>not best girl elective monarchypleb
>>47261807Hot-blooded ammo sold separately
>>47261824>Literaly ruined my restored roman empire and knocked my son down to a dukeHow about no, now tanistry on the other hand
>>47261844>not able to convert generations of genius/strong/grey eminence emperors into a stable realm begging your heirs to lead themchar's laughing at you.
>Roarke-brand inspirational posters>"Just let me FIST your problems away!"I don't see anything wrong with that.
>>47261877>postersAnon, i lament your failure of product choice.
>>47261743naked overalls and a hard hat
>>47261908>implying you wouldn't put a picture of Roarke on your wallJust because you're poor as shit you destitute ingrate bum faggot.
>>47261939Now all we need is an 80s waifu in neon spandex and were set for our villagw people harem
>>47261753well if your going to wave a shiny button like that in our face, how can we refuse? do we get to play as our true rival?
>>47261944>Creates a tagline for body pillow 'accessories'>still doesn't realize it
Momentarily, a vision fills your consciousness, of a cute blonde bob and a pretty wide-mouthed face peeking out of an ocean of pillows covered with your shirtless form.'Good talk, so long as I get my share. You got my good side, right?' You message him back.'Hai, aniki! One side has you in full Iron Kestrels attire, the other is ~suggestive~ for the ~shoujos~ and ~oba-sans~'This should disturb you a lot more than it does. You're not sure what a Showjoe is, although it sounds like some kind of extrasystem martial dynasty, and an ohbaaasan sounds like some sort of degenerate sheep farmer, but by now you're becoming fairly numb to the madness of Oda Yoritomo, 'What about mugs and things? Space beverage capsules? Tunics? Boxing gloves?' You sigh heavily, but money is money.'Sasuga! Subarashi! Now you're thinking with yen! We'll be rich together, sempai! Already the 1/144 HGUC Knuckle Kaiser is out of stock on samubuy.holo, which I believe you would find to be a most enlightening shopping experience. Also, the Roarke Starwind's Fiery-Blooded Napalm Dispenser is proving to be a remarkably hot seller! I'm telling you, though, if I only had models of more or your women, I'm sure they would be astoundingly profitable too!'You choke a little bit at his words, but still manage to text him back, 'Keep up the good work.'What evil have you unleashed?>[Confess this evil to Samantha]>[Visit Karen]>[Distract yourself with training until tomorrow's mission rather than risk being lured into sleeping in late by one of those two]
>>47261969Can you play as monogamy?
>>47261993Ew, dude, Dakimakura's not for lewd.
>>47261963>Jem and the holograms as mechanical pilots
>>47262009Clemmy pretty vehemently disagrees with you.
>>47262001Whoops, spotted a mistake. That should be High Grade, not HGUC.
>>47262001>>[Distract yourself with training until tomorrow's mission rather than risk being lured into sleeping in late by one of those two]Dude just fucked for a day straight, let the friction sores heal a bit.
>[Confess this evil to Samantha]
>>47261969Possibly. He's an interesting kid, but not as much of a direct opposite to Roarke as Jesus is.
>>47262001>>[Distract yourself with training until tomorrow's mission rather than risk being lured into sleeping in late by one of those two]
>>47262001>TrainingAlright time for a montage to the perfect track on our mixtapehttp://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ
>>47262060If it's Usso we're deeply fucked. That kid is a murder machine.
>>47262001"Oda. I'll have you ship an idea when I finish a product.">[Distract yourself with training until tomorrow's mission rather than risk being lured into sleeping in late by one of those two]Hey Wong. Can we make a little Roarke Figure out of wood. Then carve a Red Siren one. Put it on top of a music box that is playing the tune to China Girl? The two will be dancing and twirling together. I just want to see her smile.
>>47262102Holy fuck, that's astonishingly cute.Red Siren's smile 100% protected.
>>47262102I had a similar idea for a gift for Clemmy but this works better, good idea anon
>>47262030we're gonna leave clemmy broke as shit when all our merchandise goes live.
>>47262216>"What? Where'd all my credits go?! HEY! JESUS! LOAN ME SOME MONEY YOU LITTLE BITCH!"
You text one final little request to Yoritomo. If anyone can get you the right materials, it's him. You bid temporary farewell to Samantha, check in on Karen long enough to make sure that she's okay, and then you hit the gym. For hours, you train as hard as you can at unarmed combat, bruising and battering countless members of the Iron Kestrels, mostly newbies who want to see how you fight outside a mech. Even wearing protective armor to keep them from having their bones broken doesn't stop some of them from limping rather badly by the time you've thrown them out of the ring.By the time you're done, you've worked up an impressive sweat. You bathe, eat a healthy dinner, and go to bed early. You wake up when someone warm climbs into bed next to you, but she just wants to cuddle, and you allow it, too sleepy even to question it. The next morning, she's gone, likely doing her duties for the day, and you make your way to the Knuckle Kaiser and launch.As always, Karen waves you off. Because the Rhinehawk is still being upgraded, you're using one of Red Siren's small transport ships...and when it appears, you're rather shocked to see that it's the Heart of the Sunshine. It's been painted in bright pink and red, and its guns and mech bays are a bit larger, but it's still a luxury craft. Now, though, that luxury is for one person to enjoy rather than an entire cruiseload of people (or just one in Fatima's case because she booked the whole thing for the sake of luxury). Rosita is quite pleased to see you, if she had a tail it would be wagging as she shows you around her new ship with pride. The transition through the microgate is remarkably smooth, and soon enough your little ship is floating in space, in a major debris field straddling a commonly-used route between the Jovian Colonies and California Station.[Continued]
>>47262101Usso could be one of Roarke's kids easily.
>>47262248Alright so who was it that cuddled up next to us, my money is on fatima
>>47262275>number of characters in that picture that survived: 2>number that didn't go crazy: 0Goddam victory gundam
>>47262289Catherine Zeta Jones. She's a shy girl who doesn't talk much.
>>47262289i want to believe that. but my more crazy side thinks that is clemmy, that somehow avoided detection because of reasons and now has a living quarter in some old forgotten part of the ship.
>>47262321personally, I always thought of bluegill Cinco as Leon S. Kennedy.
>>47262339>"Mr. Starwind, we traced the number. The cat emojis are coming from inside the ship!"
>>47262235Don't tempt me to find reasons for her to work as a part-timer at Oda's maid cafe Anon. Please, I might really do it.
>>47262367Eh. Is this the first time that I finally lose to gap moe?
>>47262361>When a yandre calls, a Roarke Starwind Picture
>>47262367>no one loans her money>because she won't pay it back>no one on California will hire her because she's either Navy, crazy as fuck, or just plain weird>only option is to be kawaii meido-chan at Oda's cafe>she doesn't realize who he is or his relation to us
>>47262367just make her cluless about who's she working with.
>>47262367>Clemmy's version of a maid shakes down her customers and basically just robs them while calling them names>business at the cafe increases
>>47262396>she suddenly becomes top maid in just a week>some influential people come to shee what's the deal about it.>clemmy just treats them worse than before>business at the cafe increases
>>47262289>>47262339Wait, are we thinking of the same Fatima? The one who tried to bite us several times? The one who called us an unwashed beast that flaps his dick at passerby? The one who is like a more aggressive Carta Issue?
>>47262436yes, the one who almost danced with us and we shared a song with.
>>47262367on a scale of yes or no:fucking DO IT!but make sure you have a logical explanation to justify that shit.
Rolled 1, 6 = 7 (2d10)Before long, a little ship appears. Small, slender, a typical brick-shaped Jovian vessel with its thrusters all clustered at the back end. "Ready, darling? I don't think we need any backup dancers when I've got you with me." Red Siren takes your hands in hers, squeezing them tight, giving you a blood-boilingly warm smile. Somehow, you get the sense that she's wanted to do something like this for a long, long time. Your mecha launch together, the twin catapults of the Heart of the Sunshine sending you hurtling into space. Red and green, the lights of your thrusters ignite at the same time, crisscrossing in a spiralling double-helix pattern as you whirl around each other and down towards the hapless ship. Four Bluegills rapidly deploy, splitting up to try and take the two of you apart.>[Roll initiative, 1d10+5]
Rolled 3 + 5 (1d10 + 5)>>47262550How do we raise initiative dice?
Rolled 3 + 5 (1d10 + 5)>>47262550Time to fight
Rolled 2 + 5 (1d10 + 5)>>47262550
>>47262556>>47262557Doesn't this mean that Red Siren and Knuckle Kaiser DEFINITELY touches the hull at the same time. Holy shit we are romantic together.
>>47262556Not rolling a 3 would be a good start.
Rolled 4 + 5 (1d10 + 5)>>47262550guess its time for our dance routine
>>47262550Might as well get all of the bad rolls out now.
Rolled 7 + 5 (1d10 + 5)>>47262588>>47262550As I was saying.
Which song should we blast during this fight? Im feeling Take on Me
why not smooth criminal?
>>47262646>Take on MeGood tune for the show we are gonna be giving them. No one dying and all that.
>>47262677We did that one really recently
>>47262646sure, sounds good
>>47262690huh. tha explains why i vaguely remembered it.
>>47262700I believe it was when we killed the 11 mechs
Rolled 8 + 11 (1d10 + 11)The Knuckle Kaiser and the Archen both cut back thrusters and ignite knee thrusters at the perfect moment, reaching out and catching each other by the wrist as they swing around in opposite directions and end up back to back. The Archen draws the two unfolding fans of an expensive nanofiber variant that it uses as shields, splaying them wide as the autofire beam guns in its puffy sleeves deploy. a-ha kicks in over the stereo as you cross your arms and flare your elbow thrusters dramatically. Your shoulder armor clanks against Rosita's, and the two of you share a look over your shoulders at each other. It's perfect, just what she wanted...but unfortunately, one of the Bluegills has a chance to kneel down and shoulder a rocket launcher, the coffin-shaped dispenser dumping its entire payload at you.>[Feed me 1d10+14s! The first one...and second if necessary...will be Dodge and Parry, the rest can be your attacks if you decide to punch or grapple this one]
Rolled 5 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47262746
Rolled 1 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47262746Time for Knuckle Kaiser to destory mechs
Rolled 10 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47262746and now to (not) murder the shit out of these guys
>>47262761>>47262773well ok then!
>>47262752Got it! Right on, Anon.Should we just end them one by one by punching their arms off? I don't think they are beefy enough that we need to disable the sensors in their head. Grapple chan the closest head hitter to disable their weapon?
Rolled 7, 1 = 8 (2d10)>>47262761>>47262773While I wait for two more attack rolls after that fine-ass dodge, what are you aiming for specifically?
Rolled 3 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47262802Punch the head
Rolled 6 + 10 (1d10 + 10)>>47262802P-P-Parry roll!
Rolled 10 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47262802Heads for style since bluegills have torso cockpits. Give them a warning after we decapitate everyone.
>>47262825Crit! Kaiser Grin baby!
>>47262814>>47262818Wait, why? Your Target Analyzer would reveal they had backup sensors in the torso and that the head doesn't contain much of importance otherwise.
Rolled 7 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47262814Forgot to roll
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>47262836Make that Intimidate roll!I'm rolling your crit result, meanwhile.
Rolled 6 + 3 (1d10 + 3)>>47262852
Target the arm, maybe rip one off and hit another with it?
Rolled 3, 1 = 4 (2d10)>>47262818>>47262827+11
>>47262802id sugest we take their guns, and the arms holding them
Rolled 1, 10 = 11 (2d10)>>47262871Parries at +10
Rolled 8 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47262883guess I should roll for that
>>47262863You mean +13, but it still works. You hit him three times with enough force to take off his arms and head, with the Squilla Elbow not even proving necessary.
Rolled 3, 8 = 11 (2d10)'We're talking away~'Unbothered, undeterred, you walk through the hail of missiles. Fire explodes around you, and, unbothered, you tilt your head a little to let a rocket pass by. As casually as plucking an apple from a tree, you close the Knuckle Kaiser's fingers around the green-painted UJCIDF Bluegill's head and pull it off. Your visor ratchets up, and the Bluegill recoils, visibly hesitating as you grab its shield arm by the shoulder and its sword arm by the wrist, plant your boot on its torso, and yank its arms off. The sword, a machete-shaped model, simple but functional, shatters in your grip as the second one attacks.'I don't know what to say~'This guy has an Epoxy Gun, and tries to do to you what your own Bluegills did to the Tarrasque, firing twice, the tannish fluid visibly hardening in the void as it seeks to engulf and imprison your legs.'I'm to say I'll say it anywayToday's another day to find you~'
Need at least one more dodge (and possibly parry) roll. These are at +13 because Epoxy Guns have +2 WA, but this fellow doesn't have a shield as a result of using the heavier weapon.
Rolled 7 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47262999Can't stop dancing.
Rolled 10 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47263018
>>47263043Successful! Now FEED ME MORE! More 1d10+14s! Blot out the stars!
Rolled 1 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47263064
Rolled 1 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47262999
Rolled 9 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47263064You asked for it
Rolled 9 + 11 (1d10 + 11)>>47263058
Rolled 2 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47263064
>>47263058Huh, that'll do.
Rolled 9, 7, 7 = 23 (3d10)>>47263071>>47263074>>47263081+11
>>47263071The magic is failure.
>>47263097Theres more to it then just namefagging
Rolled 4 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47263105Let's see if you're right.
Before I go further, you hit the second Bluegill twice. Anywhere particular you wanted to batter him?
Rolled 6 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47263111I think you meant something like this
Rolled 1 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>47263064The dice gods favor anons
>>47263125The right arm? How about taking the Epoxy Gun with it?
>>47263153It's two-handed, if he loses his right arm he can't use it, and is forced to use his sword southpaw...which doesn't matter because you hit twice, allowing you to crush both.
>>47263164Take it down then. It wouldn't look cool if we stopped moving like a chump in the middle of our performance.
>>47263164So your saying he's been disarmed?
Rolled 10, 4 = 14 (2d10)The small catapults launch another pair of Bluegills. Red Siren's holographic copies are playing merry hell on their ability to target her, and things are going very poorly for the one who attacked you. Your thrusters flaring to lift you off the deck and carry you towards him lifts you out of his arc of fire, and he doesn't get a second chance as you drop down and launch a vicious combo of blows into his shoulders. Servos crack, spit lightning, and split as you bodily dismember his Bluegill's arms.A third one comes flying in towards you. This one's a more traditional Bluegill, with a sword and Medium Beam cannon that he makes a very serious attempt to blast you with.
>>47263213Hold up, I'm gonna expand a little on this one. More rolls, meanwhile.
Rolled 5 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>47263213whats the modifier?
Rolled 3 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47263232Alright, when we get back lets ask Sam and Karen who slept with us
Rolled 10 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47263213None of the things he has can hurt us. Kek.
Rolled 2 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>47263232
'Shying away~'The small catapults launch another pair of Bluegills. Red Siren's holographic copies are playing merry hell on their ability to target her, and things are going very poorly for the one who attacked you. 'I'll be coming for your love, okay?' Croons the song.Your thrusters flaring to lift you off the deck and carry you towards him lifts you out of his arc of fire, and he doesn't get a second chance as you drop down and launch a vicious combo of blows into his shoulders. Servos crack, spit lightning, and split as you bodily dismember his Bluegill's arms.A third one comes flying in towards you. This one's a more traditional Bluegill, with a sword and Medium Beam cannon that he makes a very serious attempt to blast you with. You spread your arms wide in annoyance, and actually fail to dodge the first plasma bolt that splashes against your chest. The hexagons that light up from your Officer Armor seem to be both smaller and more numerous than they were before, absorbing the attack like rain before you contemptuously swing your shield into the path of the second attack to avoid it aiming for your eyes.'TAKE ON ME~!'The Knuckle Kaiser's grin focuses on him next.
Rolled 6, 9, 9, 9 = 33 (4d10)>>47263132>>47263241 (and it's +14, bro!)>>47263247>>47263250+11 for this enemy
And as you rip off the sword arm of the third Bluegill, leaving it with only a beam rifle that can't hurt you, the QM notices the time. We're making this a two-parter, it resumes tomorrow at the usual time.
>>47263321Alright then. Thanks for running, Wong!
>>47263321When do we stumble onto Space 4chan?