Welcome back, to the nineteenth installment of Mecha Space Pirate Quest. As always, you are...wait, you're not Roarke Starwind today!? We'll cover that shortly!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/E9ZcDLfGToday's character is a member of the UJCIDF, stats and such will be provided below, including your first look at the SOUL Flagship Cincinnatus and the mech you're piloting today, the King Swordfish Mk. II.By the way, the Master Pastebin has been heavily updated, and now includes both the upgraded Rhinehawk and full stats on the Yamato.
Also, yes, we're running a little early today.
SOUL FLAGSHIP: the Wels-Class Battleship CincinnatusStats: Medium Heavy Hull (1600 Kills, 16 Spaces all occupied) Armored Heavy Armor (90 SP), Crew: A-Grade: 1d10+16 for all skill rolls, representing an experienced crew of elite veterans and up-and-coming aces. The best of the best. Your non-Ace pilots use this value too, modified by the penalties from their machine's weight.Weaponry: Fore Superheavy Beam Battery: (WA 0, 9000m range, 500K, 5 Spaces, Forward 180-degree Arc only) Aft Heavy Beam Battery: (WA 0, 5550m range, 200K, 3 Spaces, Rear 180-degree Arc only) Deluxe CIWS: (WA +0, 650m range, 10K, Space 1, All-Around Arc, automatically attacks any hostile mech that enters range with no penalty and the equivalent of an infinite burst weapon effect) Light Defensive Screen: (1000 SP lowered on a one-to-one basis by damage, takes 1 Action to put up but can be dropped instantly, while active no mecha can enter or exit the vessel, 2 Spaces)Subassemblies: 2 Mecha Bays (can support 130 mecha, 2 Spaces) 1 Cargo Hold (3200 tons) 1 Passenger Space (640 people)Maneuverability: Takes 400 meters forward travel to change heading 60 degrees. Takes a -8 to hit mecha (except with CIWS) Mecha get +8 to hit it. Can fly 800m per turn, not counting the Microgate Projector.Complement: The Cincinnatus has 130 mecha in readiness for launch, and can launch 13 per turn 1 S-Lionfish 1 S-Swordtail 1 King Swordfish Mk. II 1 S-Puffer(S-Fugu on paper) 1 S-Flowerhorn (S-Stiletto on paper) 1 S-Slinger 120 escort mecha (Bluegills, Pumpkinseeds, Garrons, Palominos, Warmouths, Morgan IIs)Pilots: (P = Professional, R = Rookie, C = Crew) Colonel Ziemowit Stern [P] (???) Sergeant Pierre Blanchett [P] (???) Ensign Heinrich “Caesar” Merrow [R] (Mecha Pilot 16, Mecha Fighting 14, Mecha Melee 16) Cadet Naomi Heim [R] (???) Lieutenant Alice C. Farragut [P] (???) Ensign Keith “Jesus” Yamato [R] (???) 120 UJCIDF Elite Pilots [C] (16 all skill rolls)
Alright time to get this party started, out of Curiosity Wong are there any important dates coming up for Roarke such as Holidays or Birthdays?
>>47325378A brief note about the Cincinnatus, obviously there are other officers onboard besides the notable pilot aces. Some of them use generic machines and the generic A-Class Crew stats, others simply don't pilot mecha. >>47325418Yes. Not quite here yet, however!
Next, your mech.YOUR MECH: KING SWORDFISH MK. II (237.5 points with 0 unspent, 59 metric tons) CP=Construction Points, S=Spaces, K=Kills, T=Tons, SP=Stopping Power, WA=Weapon Accuracy, DA=Defensive AdjustmentHead: Cost/Space/Kills 6, 3 Tons, 7 Stopping Power, 3 Spaces leftHead Systems: Advanced Sensor Package (10 CP, 2S) Main Sensor Core (4CP, 1S, 2K, 1T) Spotlight (0.2CP)Torso: Cost/Space/Kills 12, 6 Tons, 7 Stopping Power, 3 Spaces leftTorso Systems: Backup Sensor Core (2CP, 2S, 2K, 1T) Deluxe Anti-Theft Codelock (0.4CP) Environment Pod Cockpit (2CP, 2S) Liftwire (0.3CP), Stereo System (0.1CP) Storage Module (1CP, 1S) [Mounted] Anemone Active Shield Epaulet: DA -1, SP 8 (automatically parries the first attack it receives each turn), 17 CP, 4 Spaces, 4 tons Left Arm: Cost/Space/Kills 7, 3 Tons, 7 Stopping Power, 0 Spaces leftLeft Arm Systems: Left Hand: (WA 0, 1K, 2 CP, 1 Space, 0.5 tons) [Two-Handed] Swordfish Lance: (WA +1, 12K, AP, Quick, 47 CP, 14 Spaces, 6 tons) 6 ThrustersRight Arm: Cost/Space/Kills 7, 3 Tons, 7 Stopping Power, 0 Spaces leftRight Arm Systems: Right Hand: (WA 0, 1K, 2 CP, 1 Space, 0.5 tons) [Handheld] Ocean Star Drone: (Range 250m, WA+0, 8K, Returning, 14.5 CP, 7 Spaces, 4 tons) 6 ThrustersLeft Leg: Cost/Space/Kills 7, 3 Tons, 7 Stopping Power, 0 Spaces leftLeft Leg Systems: 7 ThrustersRight Leg: Cost/Space/Kills 7, 3 Tons, 7 Stopping Power, 0 Spaces leftRight Leg Systems: 7 Thrusters Mecha Reflexes Adjustment: -5Mecha Speed: 600 meters per turn flying (300m/Action) 200 meters per turn running (100m/Action) Costs 50m of movement to turn up to 180 degreesSpecial Systems: Officer Armor: Improved armor with superior anti-kinetic and anti-rad properties. Attacks that do less than 4K no longer cause your armor to degrade on hit.
>>47325301>As always, you are...wait, you're not Roarke Starwind today!? We'll cover that shortly!Well, that's gotta be one long-ass commercial break!
So how far away is Karen from sciencing up Algolism drives for the fleet?
>>47325516Partially. Also, today's session begins a while before Roarke and Rosita raided Gretchen's transport and hijacked a news broadcast.
>>47325535>Algolism drivewhat the shit is that? google isn't turning up anything
>>47325488>A-Grade: 1d10+16 for all skill rolls>[Two-Handed] Swordfish Lance: (WA +1, 12K, AP, Quick, 47 CP, 14 Spaces, 6 tons)Damn, we are outclassed. 12K and AP. Wong what does quick mean? Is it an extra attack like our fist?We need to get that auto parry or our cape needs to be one big attack. Our fists are already enough to drop volumes of damage. Just we can't go through armour well with only 6K and AP.
>>47325596Maybe a drive powered by autism?
>>47325613Yes. Using the Swordfish Lance, you can make two attacks per Action the same as the Armored Thruster Fist. However, unlike the Knuckle Kaiser, which uses two fists, the King Swordfish can only carry the one Swordfish Lance, giving it half the potential number of attacks despite its high damage.>can't go through armor wellI'm pretty sure the Tarrasque would disagree.>>47325623It's what happens when Finnish people drink too much.
>>47325596>>47325623Apparently it's an propulsion system used by some ship in Gunbuster that works by giving physics the finger and propels itself by rewriting the laws of physics with around itself with nothing more than really advanced math.It also causes causality to break down so it's guided by psykers and cyborg dolphins what the shit am I reading.
>>47325715So...it IS a drive powered by autism
YOU ARE: Ensign Heinrich “Caesar” Merrow (Age 16) Attractiveness: 7Body Type: 7Cool: 10 [5 normally] (Fast Talk & Persuasion +1)Empathy: 6 Intelligence: 10 [Education]: +3Luck: 8Movement Allowance: 6Reflexes: 10 (Dodge & Escape 5, Mecha Fighting +4 Mecha Melee +6, Mecha Pilot +6, Melee 5, Motorcycle +1, Stealth +1, Zero-G +1)Technical Ability: 7 Rookie Bonus: Anime Hero Luck Points 8 (refreshes at end of session), Maneuver Pool 1 (refreshes at end of combat, otherwise identical to Luck) As you may notice, Heinrich is not as strong as Roarke. Far from it. you're a decade younger, despite your powerful mech, and still a rookie. Your Cool's actual value is 10, but it only emerges at certain times by this point, and normally you only have Cool 5, making you somewhat bad of dealing with other people outside of video games and the holonet. The one thing you are superbly good at is mecha combat, partially a result of the excellent genes inherited from your father, the legendary ace Rudolph Merrow of Europa, and partially because you play more simgames than could conceivably be healthy. Most of your paycheck goes to the website samubuy.holo, despite the fact that you're fairly sure it's owned and run by space pirates, because the owner has restored and emulated many fine games from the past. You have a particular passion for extremely difficult games, such as danmaku-types, hack-and-slash, and Battletoads.As for your mech, that's a bit of a story. Your father is THE Ace of Aces from the Great Sidereal War. He and Floyd Beck were the original mecha heroes, the two Jovian legends who killed more Green Men than anyone else. In the nearly thirty years since the War, however, Rudolph Merrow hasn't set foot inside a mech. As his only son, he didn't want you to become a pilot either.
>>47325736No, it's a drive powered by a mind which has imbibed one too many Red Comet energy drinks in the last few hours.
>>47325786>You have a particular passion for extremely difficult games, such as danmaku-types, hack-and-slash, and Battletoads.So we're not human. We're a monster.
>>47325817What, no roguelikes or Dark Souls?
>>47325864Dark Souls is a hack-and-slash game. If it's a difficult game, you've probably played it and beaten it at least once.
>>47325864He did say 'such as', so it's likely an incomplete list.
>>47325864If he actually enjoys battletoads, all those other games would be like preschool for him.
>>47325786Instead, he wanted you to become a politician, a relatively safe and honorable profession replete with honest kickbacks and a comfortable desk. It's nearly impossible to become a Jovian politician without a UJCIDF Academy education, however, so with the help of private tutors and sim-lessons you were fasttracked through the courses, giving you the equivalent of a college education at the age of sixteen. This is possible because you are, legitimately, a genius. Like most well-bred Jovians, you've also taken fencing lessons, and are viewed as quite talented.As a result of your high birth and talent, you were exposed to high society and several attempts at an arranged marriage from a young age. All of which failed miserably. Either you hated the girls for being useless flowers, they hated you for being an introvert, or they blatantly just wanted to be married to the Merrow family bank accounts and reputation. Sometimes, you think about giving up on 3D love altogether, but you aren't quite ready to embrace the ways of the Ancient Home-Dwelling Sages, the Otaku you've heard about on the literature section of samubuy.holo. You don't trust your father's advice on women. Both he and Floyd Beck loved the pilot of NaNa-01, and after the tragedy resulting from NaNa-01's nanobots running rampant and consuming an entire colony into itself, forcing them to put her and her mech down, he never really got over her or the eventual loss of his best friend. He married, of course, that's how you came to exist, but the marriage didn't last and you don't really know your mother besides the occasional letter she sends out of what you presume is guilt.As stated earlier, your father didn't want you to become a pilot and forbade you from joining the UJCIDF. Seeing few other options besides living in your room and eventually being married off, you ran away and joined the army. [Continued]
>>47326009So meeting yoritomo would be really bad for this guy's mental health is what you're saying.
Oh god. This kid's a pretentious moron.Oda would love him!But I just want to punch his mouth parts.
>>47326058He better get good fast or he's gonna get his shit pushed in when he fights Roarke
>>47326058He seems to be sort of the opposite of a moron.
>>47326072He's the equivalent of 8 WIS.
>>47326071Eh? He only has 3 less bonus on mech rolls. And his mech is crazy dangerous.
>>47326086He doesn't seem that bad. A bit awkward maybe but not an insensible person.
>tfw a kid who has had apparently extensive formal training with fencing has less prowess at his form of non-mech combat than a street rat who just punched things a lot
>>47326009sounds like this kid could use a cool older brother type character
>>473260893 Less is alot in this universe. It's the difference of a new ace and a system known pilot.
>>47325786What does body type mean?I get attractiveness why doesn't Roarke have 10 for that?
>>47326130To be fair he is 16 while we are like 26.
Your father suspected you would do this, of course, and made several very believable threats to cut you out of the will, so you took your inheritance from him directly. King Swordfish, his old mech, was rotting in a barn on your land when you stole it. It's not as if he had bothered to look in there in decades or anything, you'd be surprised if he even knew it was gone. Many of the systems were degraded and nonfunctional, but the frame itself is strong. Furthermore, when Colonel Stern saw that you had applied to the UJCIDF he immediately recruited you for SOUL instead of the extrasystem division, meaning that the very best technicians have had time to repair and restore your mech, even adding a ranged weapon at your request and building the Anemone system for you. You dislike guns outside of video games, finding them difficult to aim, but a ranged weapon with effectively infinite ammo that can be aimed via a joystick in your cockpit is much more your style.As it stands, you are the substitute pilot for Squad A in Corporal Samantha Blanchett's absence, and are being groomed for an officer's position. Which is a good thing, because it will allow you to fund your hobbies even more. You're quite well informed when it comes to pirates and mecha, you have an (unsigned) Red Siren poster and a model of the Osano-Wo in your quarters aboard the Cincinnatus, although you keep them in the closet where the brass won't see them during inspections.The only question is, are you ready to proceed?
>>47326141Shrug. It's 30% less on mech rolls in actual combat. That's a lot, but it's certainly not insurmountable. And he only needs to get one shot in to kill us.
>>47326140It feels like were gonna end up stealing all of the soul pilots besides Jesus at this point
>>47326154Being a cool guy doesn't make you good looking.
>>47326157Yeah but he's a genius. He should pick it up super fast.
>>47326176Being smart wont make your body go through puberty faster.
>>47326159>that can be aimed via joystick>not aiming guns with the infinitely superior mouseHERESY!
>>47326154Body Type is effectively Constitution. I didn't name it, and thought it was silly at first too.Roarke doesn't have it at 10 because he melts panties by being cooler than humanly possible rather than just by being inhumanly perfect-looking. He definitely stands out in a crowd, though...but just being a pretty face isn't enough to make someone like Red Siren carry a torch for you.
>>47326187Being a grown man and having skill are two very different things.
>>47326159I guess. I wonder who is filling in for zangief? and also who the third man in the squad is.>>47326219Being a grown man instead of a child directly effects your ability to fight. Never mind being tutored is different to going out and fencing people for a living.
>>47326212Why does this kid have such high CON then? Is he not a pudgy layabout? Huh.
>>47326190A mouse is hard to use in mecha combat.>>47326176>>47326187Roarke is also a veteran Harpy pilot. You get gud fast or you don't survive long as a Harpy Pilot.
>>47326261>Roarke is also a veteran Harpy pilot. You get gud fast or you don't survive long as a Harpy Pilot.But that isn't out of mech skills.
>>47326260He is a military ace pilot dude.
>>47326159>You're quite well informed when it comes to pirates and mecha, you have an (unsigned) Red Siren poster and a model of the Osano-Wo in your quarters aboard the Cincinnatus, although you keep them in the closet where the brass won't see them during inspections.baka desu senpai. No Starwind memorabilia? Come on.>The only question is, are you ready to proceed?Of course!
>>47326341We probably don't have any merch yet besides the body pillows and I doubt Clemmy would want to share
>>47326159>Anemone systemSo like the The End?
>>47326410I'm sure there is some sort of "Kestrel style" sunglasses out there that are smaller and less opaque than the ones we wear.
>>47326341we need to get signed that red siren poster.
>>47326445She can sign it when we bring her in.
>>47326445Why would we get this kid we don't know a signed copy of Red Siren's poster?
>>47326468Because we are him now.
You take off the simgame helmet and dig your knuckles into your temples until the sparks clear from your eyes. Half of a gourmet meal bar, sugar cookie dough flavor, is dangling from your mouth. You've been playing video games in your underwear since you woke up, roughly around noon, and your limbs are starting to get stiff...but it was worth it. You defended your 200-consecutive-victory streak today against MilesHighClub, Thorshammer, and MoBroFoSho with only a pair of Cincinnatus support personnel for teammates. A glorious, glorious victory that earned you some rather vicious hatemail from MilesHighClub.On the other hand, it's better than going on GYchan and dealing with that one femanon shitposter who claims she can make better armor than the UJCIDF. Ha! What a troll!As much as you'd like to stay indoors and screw around on the holonet all day, though, you know that getting at least some exercise is needed to maintain your conditioning for combat (and vidya). You've been excused from normal patrol rotations on account of the fact that your Squad Leader (although you outrank him on paper as an officer, since he's an NCO) has been arrested for collusion with space pirates. In fact, you're pretty sure that's why the Jaburo is coming to join the Cincinnatus at California Station, to pick him up. This makes you worry, but then again, you're always worrying about one thing or another. If your Squad goes belly-up before you even get to go on a single mission...you can't honestly say you'd be surprised. It's a shame, though, word around the mechbay is that Naomi Heim, who has been in hospital recovering from an injury for some time, is quite cute and you wanted to at least see her once. And, y'know, maybe talk to her. Maybe. If you can stop from spilling spaghetti everywhere.With a final grunt, you devour the rest of your meal bar, send a scathing response to MilesHighClub about why sniping is for pussies, and get dressed.[Continued]
The Knuckle Kaiser needs a lot more thrusters on it. We gotta go fast.
>>47326468Gotta play the character as if he was our main guy
>>47326489Oh god, his only interactions online revolve around us and our friends.
So were all agreed to go talk to Clemmy as soon as we can
>>47326535he's gonna make a great addition to roarke's crew once we find him, beat him to a pulp and show him why a pirate lifestyle is way better than a militar one.
Well the kid sounds pretty alright, not a model 'oh yeah i wanna be him' alright, but has alot of potential to grow on us....like a cute mascot...or a flesh eating bacteria....
>>47326593>introduced to Miles, he says some stupid shit about sniping>all hell breaks lose as the realization kicks in
>>47326593>being a filthy pirate>everOnly thing they are good for are is emulating old games.
Clean underwear, clean socks, nearly luminescently white pants, high black boots that gleam like obsidian, a cyan ensign's shirt trimmed in gold with brass buttons and gold epaulets on the shoulders. Oh, right, and your sword, too. You're not a proper soldier without your sword. It's 'ceremonial', which means it isn't one of the ridiculously lethal monofilament blades certain experts carry, but it's still a fully functional blade made of proper metal and quite capable of cutting someone.You comb your hair, glare at it in the mirror, comb it in a slightly different way, wet it down with water, finally get it looking satisfactory, and depart from your dimly-lit cave. Outside, the flourescent lights of the Cincinnatus' hallway glow with a momentarily too-bright light. You wear glasses, although you could always get surgery to improve your vision the idea of someone messing with your eyes using a laser gives you the jeebies...and besides, your dad was a perfectly good ace-of-aces and he has glasses.You have a few options, now, since you're at loose ends.>[Go to the mech bay and check on the King Swordfish and your mechanic, Triple-C]>[Go for a walk outdoors on California Station]
>>47326535There are other people in Heinrich's online life, but those are the ones you, the players, would recognize.By the way, poor Mohammed didn't choose that handle for himself, he made the mistake of letting Miles choose it out of Martian deference to a commanding officer.
>>47326635>>[Go to the mech bay and check on the King Swordfish and your mechanic, Triple-C]
>>47326635At least the sword is pretty.>[Go for a walk outdoors on California Station]Go outside you bum.
>>47326635>[Go to the mech bay and check on the King Swordfish and your mechanic, Triple-C]
>>47326635>[Go for a walk outdoors on California Station]Time to bum around
>>47326489>Naomi Heim, who has been in hospital recovering from an injury for some time,Clemmy's work. Lets NTR Jesus. Let's pay her a visit. and finally learn why 3D can sometimes be as good as 2D.
>>47326701Nah save that for Roarke, Sam said she was gonna try and get her brother and Naomi to jump ship
>>47326701That's actually a different girl. If you want to see her, the mech bay is a pretty good place to start.
>>47326815Alright switching to mech bay then
>>47326815>[Go to the mech bay and check on the King Swordfish and your mechanic, Triple-C]Mech bay it is. Would any of the higher up engineers know anything about the military research station at Suleiman 1? As a melee maniac we should be idolizing Roarke,even a little, right?
>>47326906We would probably like oda more seeing as he is closer to our fighting style.
You kind of want to go shopping. There's an up-and-coming pirate captain whose videos you've seen on the holonet a few dozen times (at least) since he made his debut and since you saw the briefing video of him defeating Captain Oda your collection just hasn't felt complete without some Iron Kestrels paraphernalia.That vid of him beating the Harpy swarm was hella rad, too. You think his machine isn't quite as good as yours, but you also suspect he's had time to upgrade since. According to your notes, Admiral Starwind is a boxer and you don't know of many boxers who fight with only one fist.Still, that involves artificial sunlight, fresh air, and not hanging out with your mechanic and your glorious King Swordfish Mk. II. You're particularly proud of the paint scheme, which you personally selected and insisted on. Camouflage isn't particularly useful for avoiding notice in space, at least not usually, but this design breaks up the Swordfish's outline and combined with the fact that you have (as far as you know) the fastest mech currently in the Cincinnatus' hangars it will hopefully unbalance opponents long enough for you to take them apart with your giant drill lance.You'll need it if you ever want to beat Roarke Starwind. You're completely confident in your machine, but much less so in your own abilities. The strongest mech in the world isn't worth shit if the pilot isn't good enough to go toe-to-toe with his opponent.[Continued]
>>47326942Oda is a gunner more than a melee enthusiast. We don't even have any guns. Also he uses dual swords instead of a big two hander.
>>47326962I thought oda was more about his two swords than his gun. Shoot guys till he gets close and then cut them apart. He also has more points in melee.
>>47326962>>47327002Also we have some sort of drone thing for range.
I got a feeling this thread is gonna end with the souls being sent to bring us in luckily Clemmy will probably betray them if we can talk to her
You make your way down the hall and to a lift, pausing to smile at a cute female officer who sniffs and looks the other way. W-well...that's okay, that happens sometimes.You awkwardly fiddle with your PC until she gets off, then fiddle less awkwardly with your PC until the lift takes you down to the Cincinnatus' huge mech bays, each of which is big enough to swallow the complement of the average pirate crew's vessel.Triple-C, your mechanic, is waiting there for you. Out of all the cool people you know, he's been cooler to you than most. Cassius Cosimo Cavalier...when you asked if it was his real name once he laughed and said 'only 3/4 of it'...is one of Bucephalus Heavy Industries' best mech experts, and the first person Bucephalus sent to work on the SOUL mecha. Initially, it was all Bahamutcorp engineers, and since King Swordfish is THE Bahamutcorp mech they tried to shut him out of working on it, but he agreed to take no credit and leave his name entirely off the project in exchange for the chance to help you get it working right, for which you are extremely grateful. You're not sure why someone of his caliber would bother, but when you asked he said he was looking for someone.Right now, he's arguing with some kid in the same kind of uniform you're wearing. The kid is gesturing angrily at your mech.[Continued]
>>47327032She wants us to join them not the other way round.
>>47327032>implying she wont capture us so she can visit us in the cells whenever she wants.
>>47327049>>47327050We can convince her im sure of it
>>47327032I don't think Clemmy will betray SOUL so easily. She's an upright girl who definitely wants to do good. We would have to persuade her that SOUL is doing bad things and the Iron Kestrels are actually making a difference in the system. Hopefully once she finds out the truth about the Doc and little Athena we will have some leverage to work with.
>>47326944Aha! So the kid does have a good head on his shoulders!
>>47327058How's about shut the fuck up with this bullshit. I'd rather have Sleepy bitching about samefagging and waifus the listen to you about Clemmy.
>>47327058You ever read that book about the nurse who finds a writer she is a huge fan of after a car crash and takes him home? And then ties him up and forces him to write for her?Yeah.
>>47327045This fucker better not touch our mech. We customized that shit with our power gaming knowledge. No casual knows better than you on how to play to win. > Cassius Cosimo CavalierFUCK Thats bad ass.
>>47327096He is probably the fucker who put our customized shit on the mech anon.
>>47327096Watch it's Jesus and he's arguing about being allowed to use it.
>>47327082Your ass is bleeding so hard I think I got some of the blood on me from here.
>>47327110Disregard this I wasnt paying attention.
>>47327087Ya that is a possibility but i'm trying to be positive about this, worse comes to worse we have to fight her then we can capture her
>>47327110>Right now, he's arguing with some kid in the same kind of uniform you're wearing. The kid is gesturing angrily at your mech.Some pretentious fuck wants to change our mech even though it's our life on the line when we pilot it. Also our mech is the mutual understanding of our mechanic and us to work best on the battlefield. Don't need some third party bogging us down.
>>47327140Yeah I missed the last line.
"Why is my S-Slinger next to that...that thing!?" The kid points at your mech in a way that is frankly rather insulting."Because the spot was open and I don't feel like walking." Cassius seems utterly unruffled. His metal feet...he likes to joke that he's a mecha pilot too and point at his artificial legs...clang against the deck as he walks over to a terminal and brings up a blueprint of your machine, running a simulator program on the thruster output."But it's hideous! Look, just LOOK at it! Those stripes are totally asymmetrical, and the shoulders don't match. Just seeing it gives me a headache." The other ensign snaps.You look up. Your mech has, fitting its name, a single horn on its forehead, shaped like a drill. The faceplate is almost blank save for the eyeslit and a W-shaped vent where a mouth would be on a human. It has smooth lines indicative of Bahamutcorp engineering, and heavy armor. On the left shoulder is a raised dice from which a plethora of thick nanofiber tentacles descent all the way down to the waist, giving it the look of having a single grand epaulet. These can stiffen and automatically move to deflect blows, although it's faster to control them manually. On the right shoulder is a five-pointed star-shaped piece of armor which can actually be removed and hurled in combat. The edges are made of the same material as a mech's melee weapon, and dozens of tiny microthrusters make it as easy to control in flight as any proper drone. In one hand, it holds a massive spiral lance capable of drilling through a weaker starship's hull, although the only way to control it is using it in both hands.Next to it is...wait, he's calling YOUR machine ugly? Sweet Jove, it has FIVE different colors! Black and blue, with white limbs and a white head trying far too hard to look human with its dual-eye setup, with gold and red trim. Plus that stupid V-fin thing. He's lucky you're not laughing at him yourself.[Continued]
>>47327224Fuck its our brother smart thinking to hook up with the army
>>47327224>raised dice Raised disc. Ahem.
>>47327224So is this Roarke's older brother as the mechanic?
>>47327253Dice sounds better Wong.
>>47327224>"But it's hideous! Look, just LOOK at it! Those stripes are totally asymmetrical, and the shoulders don't match. Just seeing it gives me a headache."That's the point, fuccboi. Fucking scrubs acting like they know shit
>>47327224as much of a joke as he is I really hope he's a good fight
>>47327247>>47327262Aww snap, thats why his cool is off the charts.
>>47327289I bet he wears aviators to hide his hetero chromatic eyes instead of Sunglasses.
>>47327330For a second there I thought you were saying he wears aviators to hide the sunglasses we wears underneath them.
>>47327262>Cassius>Lost legs>MechanicYep.If Roarke ever boards the Cincinnatus it's gonna be one hell of a reunion.
>>47327362I got a feeling he's gonna try and sneak a message to Roarke somehow
>>47327354now that's cannon.
>>47327354>canon is he now wears two pairs of sunglasses
"Too bad. If you don't want to be next to the Swordfish, move your mech somewhere else." Triple-C shrugs nonchalantly and continues running tests.The other ensign frowns, "Regs dictate mecha not be moved in a noncombat situation except with the authorization of the bay's chief technician, to ensure that everyone knows where the SOUL machines are. The last time someone ignored this we lost the S-Betta. I need you to fill out a form saying I c-""No. I'm busy." Triple-C accepts a mug of coffee from one of the lower-level mechanics and takes a long swig."When will you NOT be busy? Surely, we can reach an understanding.""I don't know, I'm busy an awful lot." Triple-C shrugs and continues work, "Go bother the Swordfish's pilot, he's right over there." He jerks his head towards you.The kid looks at you, and has the grace to be somewhat embarrassed. He smiles affably, earning admiring looks from some of the female techs, and saunters over, extending his hand, "I'm sorry about that. I'm sure you were just short on paint, I'll even help you find a better color scheme that isn't so ugly. Nice to meet you, I'm SOUL Squad B's ace."You look at his hand like it's an octopus that just crawled out of your shoe, then back up at him, "You're Alice Clementine Farragut? Your parents must have hated you to name you that."His smile freezes.>[What say next?]
>>47327423sooo... is this how clemmy rips our dick off for insulting her name?
>>47327423>You're Alice Clementine Farragut? Your parents must have hated you to name you that."No mercy. Our kid is a god damn natural
>>47327423Say nothing, just stare at him like you weren't making fun of him.Either that or double down and talk mad shit about his mech.
>>47327423"What sort of a fuccboi pants his machine in such godawful colors as yours?"
>>47327443I'm sure she's happy we recognized her as the best.And laughing because any time someone gets that destroyed is great.
>>47327423>>47327445Backing. Seems like the correct way to go. Also since we are a gaming hobbyist it won't be awkward for us to sit in silence.
>>47327423>What did I say something wrong?
>>47327423"If your gonna call the Swordfish ugly I'd say you need to get your eyes checked. The paint scheme's there to distract my opponents when I'm fighting. Also that color combination on your mech there is shit. I mean who paints it black, blue, white, gold, and red! Looks like a child decided to paint it with what's in his crayon box. Plus that V-fin thing up on the head, nice fire magnet, ever poke someone's eye out with that thing."
The question is.Can he handle the bantz?
>>47327423No it's painted that way on purpose. Just because it doesn't fit I with your preconceived notions doesn't make it an eye sore. Now please leave me alone and stop shouting. I need to talk to Trip-C.
>>47327602To be fair other ace pilots treat him like a joke. I bet the stone soldiers didn't laugh much.
it's kinda sad he must know why people treat him like a huge joke right? , so why does he act like this?
>>47327642i don't think he knows. remember that from what we know when we met him he views everything as wrong or ritght and that he's the best because "muh space sims". hell, i'm pretty sure that he thinks everyone likes him because he helps everyone do things better or some shit like that.
You look at him in innocent silence, watching him struggle with trying to decide whether you're serious or not, a scowl appearing and disappearing as he tries to find some way to rationalize. You let him squirm. Your glasses reflect the light from above, making your expression hard to read as it is."No, that's the Lieutenant. I'm Ensign Keith Young." He finally decides to take you seriously, speaking patiently as if to a child, "Squad B is pretty elite. After all, I'm the one who almost arrested Roarke Starwind. The reason he's off California Station is because he's afraid of me now that I have authorization to bring him in." He boasts. You see that Cassius has stopped running tests, but figure that he's just listening in.You raise one eyebrow, "Almost? If he's not in the brig, that means you failed, right?""Well, there was incompetence on the part of..."You don't have time for this sort of person, "It doesn't matter. Losing is losing, winning is winning. There's no 'almost' in games or in real life, almost is just how losers feel better about not winning. Don't feel bad, though, I'm sure you're used to it." You breeze past him to examine his mech in more detail. That's a pretty big gun it has, and definitely some supplementary firearms for closer range, "Don't get mad, Keith, I can tell you're a nice guy. If you weren't, you wouldn't have let your girlfriend paint your mech. Was the red pink originally, or is she just kinky?" You grin a little to yourself.He splutters, "How, how dare you...I'm Keith 'Jesus' Young! The one who's never been shot down and has the highest score on record in the simulators."God, the sims. That's such an easy game you almost laugh out loud despite yourself, "Had. You're bragging about that? Ugh, to think I almost shook your hand you...you fucking casual." You let genuine disdain slip into your voice.[Continued]
>>47327672Jesus on suicide watch.
>>47327672So we are recruiting this guy right.Let's work on Jesus' girl. Maybe she's secretly an M. I can see Heinrich as some sort of S, with how cutting his words are. Something Jesus will never be.
>>47327672wow I feel a bit sorry for the guy man that was savage
>>47327672I'm loving Caesar already.
>>47327672Holy fucking shit.>Caesar's fw
>Caesar and Triple C go awol to find and join up with Roarke>We get another quest with them being buddy cops searching for Roarke and getting into adventuresRad as shit man
>>47327815>leaving the army>being a deserter>everWhat are you even doing with your life my man?
"I'm not going to put up with this. You...you and your half-painted mech haven't even flown a single mission yet, have they? Can you honestly say that your machine looks like the sort of thing a hero of the people would pilot?""Half-painted? That color scheme was hand-selected and meticulously applied to break up my outline and make it harder for idiots like you to peg the cockpit or take off my arms. My dad didn't shoot down more Green Men than you have chest hairs by trying to just LOOK like a hero. Ensign Heinrich 'Caesar' Merrow, by the way, because I seize victory myself instead of just talking about it. You, buddy, are smalltime." You turn your head slightly, and notice his hand is awfully close to his sidearm pistol's grip. Your blood runs cold, you have a service gun yourself but don't care for it at all, so you generally don't wear it. Fortunately, he isn't enough of an idiot to take a shot at you, or swing his fist when you're wearing a sword.Instead he takes a deep breath, and says plainly, "I'm sorry.""Yeah, so am I." Sorry he's such a fucking casual, but you have the grace not to say so."I forgive you. After all, you're new, I can't blame you for feeling like you have to prove yourself." He pats you on the back, "See you around, Heinrich. I'll try to set a better example in the future."You silently pray to the ghost of Caesar Augustus, the first true Roman Emperor, for him to make this asshole fall into an open coolant duct. You're going to need to wash this shirt to get the taint of scrub off it.[Continued]
>>47327832Sorry I just saw this new interview with Roarke Starwind and it must have brain washed me. Can you point me to the nearest Commissar?
>>47327891Is Caesar going to break Jesus before Roarke does? This kid is a natural. Cool 10, when against casuals.
He walks away. You don't really care, you're too busy examining your mech in detail. After all, YOU'RE quite proud of it and think it looks awesome."Um, excuse me, are you and Keith friends?" A voice comes from behind you. Feminine, but you don't have time to panic over that."No." You respond shortly.You hear a giggle, "Wow, you're really honest! And kind of cute, too. Heinrich, right?" You turn around and oh holy shit that IS a girl and she's hot and she has tits and Jove help you she's smiling and holding her hand out. You grab it and shake a little too hard, but she doesn't seem to mind, "Allison. Allison LeChance, I'm one of the mechanics.""Y-Yeah, I'm Heinrich. Um, SOUL Squad A's substitute pilot until I get assigned to a permanent unit."She gasps, looking more impressed than you're accustomed to, "You're a SOUL pilot!? That's really cool, I bet you're so good with that lance of yours...we should hang out later, without Keith around to bother us." She still hasn't let go of your hand.Wait, why is Cassius staring you dead in the eye and shaking his head like that? What's wrong?Before that, though, she's waiting for you to say something cool.>[What do you say?]
>>47328021I think Caesar took Favored enemy: Casul
>>47328038>[What do you say?]>Why?Time for spaghetti.
>>47328038>Y-You too! SHIT!
>>47328038>Sure it'll be just like when [insert vidya character] went out with [insert vidya character]
>>47328038"You're a mechanic? That's cool. I'd love to hang out. I want to hear about you and your favorite parts, in that order."Maybe she won't get the PG double entendre.
>>47328038>I bet you're so good with that lance of yours...we should hang out laterThis is a trap, isn't it? Come ON Caesar! Snap out of it!
>>47328038Umm I don't think so. I have to talk to my mechanic.
>>47328038Maybe later. Have to talk to my mechanic now, bye! Focus guys, focus.
>>47328116Fuck. Skip to 47 seconds or just follow the link directly.
>>47328038"Sure, lets hang out! I want to hear about all the cool stuff you've worked on, and um...stuff, like the lubrication on the leg pistons, and the big, massive throbbing engines...ohfuckitcanIpleasetouchyourboobs?"
Your internal temperature rises like all of your thrusters just fired at once. You can practically hear the overheating warning alarm going off, "Y...you too...why? Um...YES. Later. I. I have to talk to my mechanic. Got to run, um, tests on the Swordfish s-so I can catch pirates and stuff."She purrs softly, "I'm a mechanic. I told you that."Your face is turning more red than her hair. "You're a mechanic? That's cool. I'd love to hang out. I want to hear about your and your favorite parts, in that order." Oh Jove what did you just say HERCULES HELP YOU PLEASE.When did her face get so close to yours? She's practically whispering, her voice breathy and tickling your ear, "You know, I like shy guys the best..."Caesar Complete Shutdown in 5...4...3...2..."Oi. Allison, I know I told you to go make sure the S-Swordtail's new shield is working, and if you don't get the hydraulic fluid changed in the S-Flowerhorn I don't think a stun baton will hold the Lieutenant back this time." Cassius taps her on the shoulder, and she jumps like a startled cat, "Shoo, I'm in charge of the Swordfish." She glares at him and walks off with her nose held in the air and a sway to her hips.Cassius shakes his head, "Do you know what the word 'easy' means, Caesar?""W-W-W-W-""I'm not going to tell you how to live your life, but she's had two other boyfriends before you in the time she's been on this ship. She dumped one for Jesus, and then Jesus dumped her for some girl with even more fluorescent hair. Maybe you'll be alright, but I don't know. She's a little maneater." He pats you consolingly on the back."But...but booooobs." You're still in that frame of mind, and from somewhere nearby you're hearing high-pitched laughter in a voice very different from Allison's."It's up to you, Caesar...aaaand here comes something worse than a maneater. You're on your own this time."[Continued]
>>47328301Oh no.Is Clemmy here?
>>47328301Freeze and hope she can't see us when we aren't moving.
>>47328384She can smell our blood anon. It's too late. It was always too late.
Rolled 1 + 17 (1d10 + 17)"Nyehehehehehe! His face! You should have seen the look on his face!" Narrow fingers dig into your arm, and abruptly you're spun around. The woman isn't tall, but something about her is inhumanly sharp, her uniform is stark white and her blonde hair frames her face in a cute bob cut. She has a wide, smiling mouth.And then you meet her eyes. Your danger sense goes into overdrive. There's something unspeakably, inhumanly violent there, something monstrous, and the animal part of your brain knows for a fact that YOU are about to die."Hey, kid...what's wrong? I'm not mad at you." She ruffles your hair like she's about to tear it out, "Little shit had it coming. So, you're the new guy? That's good...that's good...So, you want to hunt pirates, huh?" Her smile is as sweet as fresh cream.>[Roll 1d10 plus Reflexes plus Dodge&Escape, in other words 1d10+15]
>>47328301Stand fast, stiff upper lip and all that.
Rolled 6 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>47328438Buddha pls
Rolled 8 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>47328438
Rolled 8 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>47328438Looks like were good
Rolled 4 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>47328438ABORT
Rolled 10 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>47328438>be aroused at the overwhelming display of dominance
>>47328438Shit. Loud handle, NOW.
>>47328484HAH!>>47328438She's legit trying to kill us for indirectly threatening her husbando?A BEST!
Rolled 1 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>47328453
>>47328484...did I seriously just roll a crit for arousal?
>>47328522Wong. The dice don't like you right now.I guess Clemmy slipped on some oil or grease on the floor.
Rolled 10 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>47328455
>>47328522>>47328438>Two ones in a rowLooks like its not your night huh man
>>47328438Lieutenant! I-I-I just want a challenge, ma'am. Pirates will hopefully give me a fight.
>>47328540Welp. Karma had to bounce back.
>>47328537Or just spotted the news on a conveniently placed TV.
>>47328534...so now we have the same thing that clemmy has for roarke?holy shit.
"I-I-I just want a challenge, ma'am." You splutter, but it's too late.You have fantastic reflexes from all those games. Better than you knew. You're barely aware of what you just did until you look down and see that you've caught her fist right before it would hit you in the belly. The sheer force of her punch makes you stagger."Not bad! Not bad...you didn't flinch, you might be good after all." She turns and starts to walk away...and abruptly her leg slices around like a crescent blade towards your temple. You barely duck in time.She claps her hands, "Great! You're not worthless!. Very good, you pass! Good job...Caesar, right?" She smiles at you, facing you completely...and the moment you start to respond she slams her forehead against yours so hard it sends you staggering to your knees. She wipes a thin thread of blood off her forehead with her fingertips and pops them into her mouth."...But you're still a rookie, and you only know how to fight with something in your hand. Pirates won't care about challenges, most of the time, not from us. They'll kill you as efficiently as possible and take your mech. Don't glare at me, I didn't even break your glasses, this is a valuable lesson for the future. What hurts today could save your life tomorrow...and if you're even thinking that someday you could beat someone like my husband, you'd better learn that early." She smiles dreamily, the picture of a maiden in love."Lieutenant, you're married?" Your head is swimming, and despite the danger you grab the hand she offers to help you up. She dusts you off like a kindly older sister, "Yep! He just doesn't know it yet! There's only one good pirate, you see...and he's mine. M. I. N. E. I'm going to catch him, and I'm going to love him until he's one of us.">[What say?]
>>47328573No, thankfully I'm not that cruel.
>>47328658Wonder what Triple C thinks of her and her feelings for Roarke
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>47328658>be aroused at the overwhelming display of dominance
>>47328658Ok?? Who is it then? Just so I don't end up between you two. In battle I mean.
>>47328658Oh dear god. Our charm has created a monster.Right then! Wish her honest luck and hope she gets her man. Thumbs up, smile, slowly walk away oh dear god she is going to eat our bones and use our flesh to make a leather outfit and whip.
>>47328658Well thank you for the lesson Ma'am. (i.e smile and nod)
>>47328658Yes, Ma'am! Thank you for the lesson! ... Uhh, I'll leave your husband to you if we meet.
"Ah. C-congratulations, LT. He's very lucky, I wish you both the best. Um. Who is it?"She undoes the top button of her uniform and fishes around for a moment before pulling out a heart-shaped locket and popping it open.Inside is a tiny, crude illustration of a man with long orange hair, a black jacket, and sunglasses grinning while holding a smiling blonde girl you assume is the Butcher herself. "Admiral Starwind?" You hazard a guess."Yep yep yep yep yep!" She chirps happily."He's really cool. Does getting headbutted mean I get to come to the wedding?" You ask without thinking.Her eyes glitter with violence for a moment, then clear. She smiles and nods, "You took your beating like a man and didn't call for help, so you're allowed.""T-thank you for the lesson, ma'am." It seems like the polite thing to say.She's starting to walk away, but pauses, looking at you almost curiously. She hesitates as though considering something, then speaks slowly, "By the way...I mean it when I say good job. You understood the point of that. It really was a lesson! Being a soldier means that people are going to try to hurt you, a lot. Some of them are going to be stronger than you, and you won't be able to stop them from hurting you. If you couldn't deal with it, you wouldn't belong in SOUL no matter how good you are." She tilts her head to the side slightly, "After mess, come to the officers' bar. There's something I could use your help with once the Jaburo arrives with General Fairchild. Don't worry, it's nothing bad, just a good deed for someone innocent. What do you say? Are you in?">[Are you?]
>>47328844Can I know beforehand? I mean it isn't going to screw my career over is it? Cause if it does I can't play all my games and get new ones.
>>47328865Yes, let's act hesitant towards the scary murdermachine. What could go wrong?
>>47328844"yes"inb4 she fuck us without lube
>>47328844>Inside is a tiny, crude illustration of a man with long orange hair, a black jacket, and sunglasses grinning while holding a smiling blonde girl you assume is the Butcher herself.the scary thing isn't that she has the picture. The scary thing is she likely had the person who drew it at knife point with a wad of cash in her free hand.Also say yes to the nice murder lady.
>>47328844Fearfully, yes.I wonder what's Triple-C going to tell us after Clemmy leaves.
>>47328985"don't stick your dick in crazy, son"
>>47328958>implying she didn't draw it herself >>47328844yeah, I guess
>>47328958Come on, with her complete devotion to Roarke she totally drew it herself. She has a shrine of modified body pillows. Shes got it bad.
>>47328985Boy that Roarke Starwind sure is reckless, if only he listened to an older family member and stayed away from crazy girls
>>47328985Pray that we don't end up in a freezer and wishing both of the poor souls in her clutches good luck,
"Yeah!" Honestly, being praised by an actual ace feels good. "...So long as I don't get screwed over. I can't buy new games without a job."Her face erupts in a smile, "Perfect! I knew you had a sense of adventure! I'd try to get Keith kicked back to A and have you assigned to B...but the General isn't really happy with me anymore and that spot belongs to my darling Roarkey-shmorky. Sorry! You'll just have to do well where you are! Don't worry, we'll look out for you and keep you from getting in trouble."For some reason, Cassius is dying of laughter over at his console.She glares at him, "Worse than a maneater, huh?"He looks back at her without any trace of fear, "Your eyes remind me of this kid I used to know, after his parents died. That kind of thing doesn't work on me."She shakes her head, "Don't end up like this guy, Caesar. He's no fun. To tell you the truth, you remind me a lot of me at your age. We both have the same specialties, only you're not much good at fist-fighting yet, only getting away. I was the same way back then. It makes me wonder what you'll be like when you grow up."For a moment, you wonder too..."Well, that's enough from l'il ol' me~! I've got things to do, people to see, it's all work these days since A can't seem to keep people around. Take care of yourself, Caesar!" She laughs and starts to leave.Cassius, though, interjects, "Lieutenant Farragut.""Yes~?""Good luck with Roarke, the two of you are well suited for each other." The chief mechanic goes back to work, while the Lieutenant squeals happily and goes away with a spring in her step.[Continued]
meets Roarke ONCE and sends a few messages "Husband"
>>47329015So, we're totally doing a mission impossible and unkidnapping the kid, huh?
>>47329015Now thats just trolling Roarke.
>>47329015Cassius you evil bastard. Satan will grow a fourth mouth just to chew you in hell alongside brutus and the others.
>>47329070supposing we ever meet him, maybe. and that's supposing clemmy doesn't tag him or uses him as bait.
>>47328844alright, so now that we've seen Clemmy in her natural environment, I think I can take a stab at her character. from what I can tell, Clemmy is 1 part loyal soldier who has dedicated her life to her work, and 2 parts rabid beast that lashes out at anything within arms reach.
>>47329104No, she had a point. This is a sixteen-year-old kid with a lot of confidence being sent to fight people like the Green Skulls. Better he learns now that battle is completely unfair and painful than find out the hard way.
>>47329104But there seems to be a reason for the lashing. She attacked us to feel us out, and to teach us. There's no room for pansies if you wanna be a pirate hunter son.
>>47329104Not rabid. Just domineering and wants entertainment even if it's the cost of others. She is looking out for others and actually cares for people. She was going to kill Roarke and herself if it was true that he was responsible for a colony's death.
>>47329015...Is pic related Cassius or Merrow?
I hope with Roarke getting more popular more people blast music when there fighting
>>47329149We must make this new guy a mixtape. Clearly he must emulate the master.
>>47329104probably due to the reason as to why she became the butcher. That takeover of the ship was likely not clean one way or another. If any loyalist was being killed, she likely killed them back due to survival.After that, the name gains power, the trauma and reveling in said name start to effect the mind, and you got a crazy loyal rabid dog who has likely never gotten much actual friendly interaction.Then came Roarke who didn't balk, smiled, and treated her not only as a human, but an attractive one. First crushes are god damn scary man. Especially if you've been isolated.
I still can't get over the fact that this guy's online interactions are with Roarke's friends.
>>47329146Cassius is blonde, Caesar has brown hair and glasses.
>>47329177>especially if you've become psychotic.fixed
>>47329168Has to be game music though. And considering what his mech reminds me of, there is one I can easily think of.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihqXPQwXEVU
>>47329191So...we're a young Aizen? I'm strangely okay with this.
>>47329177She might also have been encouraged to deal with it a certain way. Guard dogs aren't born, they're made.
>>47329168https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcYmbzTPSZ8>people start sweating for inexplicably when they hear it
Alright looks like were making a mixtape, as usual 18 tracks totalSide A1. The Gate of Magus - SRW Original Generations2. Battletoads - Battletoads3. Soul Phase - Persona 3
>>47329228I almost feel like the game soundtracks are too easy. We ain't no casual. How about really good covers of game tracks? It means we actually took the time to find the gems.
>>47329124>>47329138>>47329143I agree with you guys, what she did was justified, if a tad excessive. but she has also had to be dragged off of people in the past (like Kieth).
>>47329267>Not Pause Menu - BattletoadsYou heathen.
>>47329267Why isn't Tetris Theme on there? It literally makes me focus like a hawk. Hardly need any meds when I go for extra long days at class.Tetris gets pretty hardcore.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghppdCYKEnA
>>47329274I dont know if covers can inspire the same feelings of discomfort.
>>47329177remember, everyone else on that ship died, except her. and she was out there on her own for a year. that will fuck anyone up
>>47329267If we're going P3...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pnf1lPfgoU
Side A1. The Gate of Magus - SRW Original Generations2. Pause Menu - Battletoads3. Soul Phase - Persona 34. Tetris Theme - Tetris5. The Battle for Everyone's Souls - Persona 3Gonna limit it to 2 tracks from a single game so we get some nice variety
>>47329267Or we can do a classic. Some Final Fantasy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNFlkfDnH9E
>>47329405"Do you have have to play that whenever we march in this snowy back water station?""Just setting the tone Biggs."
You start to leave too, you need to wipe the blood off your face, but before you do Cassius says quietly, "Be careful, kid. Don't worry, she approached me first, I wouldn't let you in on this if I didn't think you could be trusted. Nor would I get you involved if I thought she couldn't be.""What are we even doing?" You ask.He shrugs, "We're going to rescue a princess, what else? I figured that was your sort of thing, so I told her you could do it.""So it's your fault she hit me!" You interject.He shakes his head, "That's just how she is. She really does remind me of my little brother. Granted, she's a lot worse, but I swear sometimes the look in their eyes was just the same. I hope, wherever he is, he's found some happiness." He sips his coffee, "Go get yourself cleaned up. It doesn't seem like you have a concussion."[Continued]
>>47329383Gwyn, Lord of Cinder - Dark Soulsor Abyss Watchers - Dark Souls 3I'm fine with either.
>>47329455Oooh... Ludwig the Holy Blade - bloodborneor The First Hunter - bloodborne
>>47329455Abyss Watchers IS a pretty badass song.
Also where's the Legend of Zelda stuff go?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy0aEj85ifYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxvW19U63hg
>>47329451>We're going to rescue a princessoh shit, brother reunion incoming!
>>47329383For when we fight Roarke, for maximum trolliness.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCQn7PGVopI
Side A1. The Gate of Magus - SRW Original Generations2. Pause Menu - Battletoads3. Soul Phase - Persona 34. Tetris Theme - Tetris5. The Battle for Everyone's Souls - Persona 36. Gwyn, Lord of Cinder - Dark Souls7. Katamari on the Rocks - Katamari Damacy8. Corneria Music - Star Fox (SNES)9. The First Hunter - BloodbornSide B 1. Abyss Watchers - Dark Souls 32. Terra's Theme - Final Fantasy 63. Gerudo Valley - Ocarina of Time4. Boss Theme - Final Fantasy 8Were filling up fast, remember they don't always have to be battle music
>>47329383 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPYgd0pd9ikand the original https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl9FQIT-6iY
>>47329553We need more chiptunes.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdJQopRuH1E
>>47329558lol, so many fromsoftware games on our list, first sould and bloodborne, now armored core!
>>47329553Ok...less battle music. Maybe new guy likes DDR?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CL_5ygf6fE
>>47329553>No Nineball themeI shiggeth great verily.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoGMJHbV4Wk
Side A1. The Gate of Magus - SRW Original Generations2. Pause Menu - Battletoads3. Soul Phase - Persona 34. Tetris Theme - Tetris5. The Battle for Everyone's Souls - Persona 36. Gwyn, Lord of Cinder - Dark Souls7. Katamari on the Rocks - Katamari Damacy8. Corneria Music - Star Fox (SNES)9. The First Hunter - BloodbornSide B 1. Abyss Watchers - Dark Souls 32. Terra's Theme - Final Fantasy 63. Gerudo Valley - Ocarina of Time4. Boss Theme - Final Fantasy 85. Pokemon Gen 1 Op - Pokemon Red/Blue6. Remeber On Your Memories - Armor Core Reprises7. Nine Ball Theme - Armor CoreFor the last two like always the track has to have 3 or 4 people backing it to get in
>>47329635Caesar would be familiar with Touhou and bullet hell shooters, right?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIZ12EQ2SFg
>>47329635Well then, guess we'll need to throw in a classic in both mecha and vidya for this. Also it'd be great for a huge alliance battle.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12KJO-35hK8Jam project does that after all.
>>47329662Save the mecha ones for later, we might have to make a soundtrack for Oda or someone else
>>47329662I'll back this.
>>47329662I can get behind this one!
>>47329673Implying this isnt oda's themehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8LojH3rFw0
>>47329635Or maybe some beatmania?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEHLjwMa9i0
>>47329698We should also break out the Okami soundtrack for Odahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya3yxTbkh5s
>>47329635Maybe not as part of the mix tape, but this being played at the start of every mission/fight could be bretty gud.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijxiZXHIGB0
Your head is ringing, but you trust Cassius when you say you don't have a concussion. You decide to make your way back to your room, get cleaned up, and then...well, you're not sure. You still want to go for a walk, but on the other hand you COULD replay BG2:SoA again. The simgame reproduction has been done very, very faithfully, and something about Amn has always soothed you. A real ocean, that atmospheric music, the magic and dragons and brown elf girls with big b-"Could you hold this for me?" Someone walks right across your path and puts a ball into your hands as if you were nothing more than a cabinet. You look down, and see that it's a plasteel orb holding a cheerful-looking goldfish, "Sorry, just a mome-ohsweetVenusyou'reBLEEDING!"Abruptly, the girl with the fish pushes you down on one of the benches, "Sit. Stay. Good boy." She's rather authoritative and seems remarkably self-possessed. Her skin is mocha, and her hair is a very pale blonde, while her eyes are so blue you can't quite look away from them for long."Wha...buh...""Poor thing. Just hold still, okay? I'll make it better." She's getting down a first aid kit.Despite yourself...you feel a strange sense of self-possession suddenly. A moment where you aren't nervous despite the fact that a cute girl is fussing over you.>[What say, while your Cool is at 10?]
>>47329658Touhou is actually one of Caesar's favorite series and one of the reasons why he's probably one of the few people who thinks Yoritomo might be cool. Oda recreated every last touhou game using his family's money when he was a teenager and hosts them for free on his holosite.
>>47329759>Wait for her to say Do you feel better>Of course now that your here
>>47329759I'm certainly okay with taking orders from a lady, especially someone as captivating as you.
>>47329759>you already have
>>47329776>for freeNow HE is a real nigga. Damn fine dude.
>>47329759I wonder what the Venusians name their mechs after. Birds? reptiles?
>>47329759Obviously we need to tell her we are more worried about her fish than our head.Also that I need to sleep.Don't get too crazy on me, ya hear?
>>47329759Would my blood hurt your fish?
>>47329854Venus is a vacation planet these days.See, after the nuclear conflict, Mars wasn't directly inhabitable. For starters, the gravity there just isn't sufficient, while a floating city on Venus (apparently) works fine. Huge proto-colonies were erected there, and for a while it was basically THE capital of the Solar System. Then it was discovered that crashing Mars' two moons (later replaced by artificial satellites) into the planet itself would give it more gravity and help establish an atmosphere. The terraforming of Mars began in earnest and Venus kind of lost most of its purpose over a few generations. It's a lovely place to live, really, but it doesn't have its own particular culture or mecha, mostly serving as an extension of Terra and Luna.
>>47329880Seriously, legendary 10 cool and you choose that?
>>47329909Seriously, dudes pretty much a neet. Not that far out of the question to ask something like that.
Side A1. The Gate of Magus - SRW Original Generations2. Pause Menu - Battletoads3. Soul Phase - Persona 34. Tetris Theme - Tetris5. The Battle for Everyone's Souls - Persona 36. Gwyn, Lord of Cinder - Dark Souls7. Katamari on the Rocks - Katamari Damacy8. Corneria Music - Star Fox (SNES)9. The First Hunter - BloodbornSide B 1. Abyss Watchers - Dark Souls 32. Terra's Theme - Final Fantasy 63. Gerudo Valley - Ocarina of Time4. Boss Theme - Final Fantasy 85. Pokemon Gen 1 Op - Pokemon Red/Blue6. Remeber On Your Memories - Armor Core Reprises7. Nine Ball Theme - Armor Core8. Gong - Super Robot Wars a3 Alright just one more track make it a good one
>>47329926I'd say maybe half a neet. This little dude has hidden depths. He just faced certain death. With his face.
She takes your glasses off. You look up at her as she pours a little disinfectant onto soft gauze and gently applies it to the cut, "You already have." You're not sure where the words come from, but they feel good."I have?" Her touch is gentle, despite the stinging fluid, and she gently brushes your hair back to clean the cut."Well, of course. I don't mind taking orders from someone as captivating as you." You realize that you said that out loud, but abruptly you no longer give a fuck. You don't blush or stammer, you just say it, "I'm more worried about getting my blood on your fishbowl.""Kisses will be perfectly fine, she's a soldier's pet after all." Her touch is a little more distracted now, she dabs at your hair instead of the cut a few times by accident. "Do you feel better?""Of course I do. Heinrich Merrow.""Naomi Heim, I'm with Squad A." "Me too. I was planning on welcoming you back, I just didn't think I'd look this lame and beat-up when I did." You smile bravely.She tuts softly, "I don't mind. I got to clean you up, after all. You clean up nice, you've got really pretty eyes." She smiles."Y-y-you too." Your voice stutters a little, but for once...it's exactly the right thing to say, because she blushes like a rose, and opens up a pack of gum-aid. These little blobs of sticky stuff replaced traditional bandages a long time ago. They harden on contact with air, keep wounds sealed, and flake off after a few days. She gently puts it on, then sits down beside you. Her legs are long, and her pale green stockings and short uniform skirt accentuate it.>[You still have Cool 10, what say?]
>>47330054So, what's a girl like you doing in a place like this?
>>47330054invite her for something to eat!
>>47330054Aren't we going shopping? Invite her to go shopping with us. Could pick some new stuff for the little fishy. We prolly played some fish pet games before right?
>>47329267No Nine ball theme? What's wrong with you guys?
>>47330148Check side b anon...
>>47330148yea just finished catching up with the thread. Stellaris is sucking my attention away and I'm following Guide's quest at the same time.
"It's nice, being able to walk around again. To be free to go where I want." She closes her eyes, "The hospital was so sterile, so...cold and white. The Colonel visited and brought me sweets, and I had Samantha and Pierre come and see me too. They're my absolute best friends." She says softly, twisting her fingers together, "But inside I felt so ungrateful, I was jealous that they could walk and pilot their mecha and...and be useful." Her shoulders slump."You are useful. You helped me, right?" You smile at her, adjusting your glasses.She smiles back, "You're worth fussing over, I think."You clear your throat, "Well, you know, if you want to enjoy walking a little, I was about to go shopping colonyside. We could pick up something for Kisses."She smiles hugely, "It's mid-afternoon, we might be out there all the way until dinner.""Do you think they'll miss us at mess?" Momentarily you worry about breaking the rules somehow."No. I don't think they will. But...I just want to be absolutely clear, are you asking me out on a date?" Her eyes gleam.>[Are you?]
>>47330214>If we still have the 10 cool then Yes and its gonna be the best you've ever had >If only 5 cool then sputter and say just a date as friends
Rolled 3 + 11 (1d10 + 11)>>47330214Yes.Rolling to seduce, hope I got the mod right.
>>47330214Only if you want it to be a date
Rolled 3 + 11 (1d10 + 11)>>47330249Don't worry I'll back you up and that roll
>>47330214We must make this a success cause I like this kid. Fuckin Savage he was against Jesus. Also is Lacus in this quest now?
Rolled 4 + 11 (1d10 + 11)>>47330261>>47330249Still 3. Let me try
>>47330214Only if you want it to be.
>>47330268Lacus is 100% confirmed to be in this quest.
>>47330249>>47330261>>47330272The dice ain't no Sebastian tonight.
>>47330272>>47330261>>47330249>We accidentally yell Would you like some dick
>>47330268>>47330288Enlighten a mechanewb pls for who that is
>>47330309Jesus Yamato's canon waifu in SEED.
>>47330309pink haired mary sue songstress from seed. Personality as flat as a board.
>>47330309Also maybe a manipulative sociopath.Fucking Battleships take a year to build in game for Stellaris
>>47330309Space Idol who cucked her fiancee for Space Jesus Yamato and provided the basis for his stupid ass "No kills" philosophy.
>>47330297In the background triple C is congratulating himself for pairing the two of them>WOULD YOU LIKE SOME DICK?!?CCC keeps wondering why he still tries to help him.
>>47330360Free spaghetti dinners.
"Y-Y...if...if you want it to..." You sputter. You know what you want to say, and you're trying so hard to get it out, but it's like pushing a boulder up a hill and that rock gets bigger every time you think about the fact that you're asking her out. In your heart, you're expecting to hear 'I'm sorry, I have a boyfriend' any second now. She puts her finger to your lips, "Because I want to be the one asking you out. May I?""Y-Y-Y-Yes.""Will you go out to dinner with me?" She smiles softly, and you not so hard it's a miracle your head doesn't pop off. Something about her smile restores your confidence."I'll make it the best you've ever had." You promise, and she takes Kisses back from you, hugging the plasteel ball in her arms."Kisses likes you, and she has good taste. Goldfish only remember things for three seconds, so the fact that she keeps swimming towards you means that she must be deciding she likes you over and over again. I could be wrong, but you seem like the kind of person I could really like.""Y-Y-You too."[Continued]
>>47330427Well shit, that flipped on us.
>>47330427Good job Caesar, now conquer her pussy like the Gauls
>>47330448In a good way.
>>47330427Cool 10, KIA.
>>47330472>Implying Caesar didn't know that she likes shy guys so he turned it up to eleven
>>47330472We will revive it. We have the power. We just need to BELIEVE!
>>47330427>Goldfish only remember things for three secondsEven in the far future, people still believe that myth.
>>47330498Suspension of disbelief is a great skill anon.
>>47330498She's using it to hit on you. Girls can be awkwardly assertive too.
Side A1. The Gate of Magus - SRW Original Generations2. Pause Menu - Battletoads3. Soul Phase - Persona 34. Tetris Theme - Tetris5. The Battle for Everyone's Souls - Persona 36. Gwyn, Lord of Cinder - Dark Souls7. Katamari on the Rocks - Katamari Damacy8. Corneria Music - Star Fox (SNES)9. The First Hunter - BloodbornSide B 1. Abyss Watchers - Dark Souls 32. Terra's Theme - Final Fantasy 63. Gerudo Valley - Ocarina of Time4. Boss Theme - Final Fantasy 85. Pokemon Gen 1 Op - Pokemon Red/Blue6. Remeber On Your Memories - Armor Core Reprises7. Nine Ball Theme - Armor Core8. Gong - Super Robot Wars a3 9. Cirno's Theme - Touhou: Embodiment of Scarlet DevilAnd there's our first mixtape for Caesar
>>47330507>>47330523Spreading misinformation is not cute!My autism demands blood, damnit!
>>47330563Quick whats a good name for our mixtape
"I don't go on many dates. I'm a little bit bossy and assertive, and normally guy pilots get insecure about it. It's nice to do it this way for once." She smiles at you, "Besides, you're cute.""Even with gum-aid on my forehead?""Especially then!" She nods seriously.You're abruptly aware of how warm your face is, but...your confidence isn't gone. No, it's just smouldering brighter, "Good. If it makes you happy, give me some more and I'll make a horn out of to match my mech."She stares at you, then bursts out laughing, "Don't tease me like that, I took you seriously!"The next half-hour or so is a bit of a blur. She sees your room, promises to make it livable later in the same way ancient warriors used to swear blood-oaths before a battle, finds some suitable clothes for you among the snowdrift of random civilian gear you brought along to the UJCIDF in case you ever needed something besides your uniform, and would have watched you change clothes if you didn't hide in the bathroom.At least you're able to surprise her with your jetbike. It and its accompanying helmet are two of the few cool things about you, in your opinion.The two of you hitch a ride on a shuttle to Colony 2, joining the throng of pilots enjoying shore leave."Are there really pirates here?" You ask, a little tentatively.She nods firmly, "Don't worry, you're safe with me." Her slender arms are warm and her body is pressed snugly against your back as you coast along the streets, "Ah! Heinrich, there, there!" She's pointing at a specialty fish store. [Continued]
>>47330297If we were Roarke right now it would summon a swarm of girls.
>>47330628inb4 we bump into someone we know.
>>47330640Roarke would yell it to fuck with the person, I could see him doing it to the general
>>47330654and then we roll a crit and it works.
>>47330686>Wong had to make the general a lesbo so we wouldn't be able to seduce our way out of this>We manage to do it anywayTruly Roarke is the man
You spot a buddy of yours across the street, but you duck him to avoid explaining how you managed to get a date. Yes, you have friends. At least two. This guy is on the short list to get a Pumpkinseed II and has talked about nothing else for a week straight. You honestly feel that if three days have passed he should just let it go since you and your other buddy already know.Inside, the store is cool and dark, contrasting with the brightly sunny day outside. Naomi is talking excitedly about pumps and filters and saltwater mixtures and pointing out different fish to you.You learn many things, mostly about small aquatic animals. Among them, you pick up the fact that Naomi is as passionate about her hobbies as you are. You buy her a small but elaborate castle for one of her aquariums, and she hugs you right in front of the shopkeeper. She makes several purchases, luckily your bike has side-scabbards to hold things like this.[Continued]
>>47330714She has a couple of very specific reasons to hate your guts.
>>47330751We knew her on Io didn't we, knowing Roarke we probably left her at the alter or something
>>47330751Things I can see why;Pirate.We took her reporter girl.We are fucking with her pirate purging plan.FUCKING THOROUGHBRED REEEEWe are killing the green skulls whom happen to work for her.How right or wrong I am will be found out in due time.
>>47330782dont forget seducing Clemmy, who was brought in specifically to kill pirates
On your way out, though, you see something strange. It's Keith. He's wearing a long dark coat and a shapeless cap and trying very poorly to look inconspicuous as he walks down the street. He doesn't seem to recognize or even notice you, he has a pair of wireless earplugs on and presumably music playing over them. "I know him." Naomi mutters spitefully, "He kept trash-talking this really cool-looking mech that I really liked, the black-and-white one that looks like a knight.""That's mine." You mumble, unable to help feeling pleased with yourself."I know. I heard how you stood up to him, I was sort of listening in...I was really worried, for a moment, because you were super cool and then Allison ran over and was talking to you first and I thought she'd beaten me to it." Naomi puffs out one cheek, "Why did you go with me and not her, anyway? Oh, and do you want to follow him? He's trying to be sneaky, so something must be going on.">[Answer both questions?]
>>47330836Well she didn't seem that nice despite what she looked like and absolutely! We can be all spie and shit.
>>47330836>My friend told me she was a loose girl and lets follow him
>>47330836Well she did come on way to strong to start with.Also yes for following Keith. I swear the moment we can we need to bright slap that bugger's face.
>>47330836Not quite my type and yes let's follow him!
>>47330852Adding to this lets make a corny joke like >Looks like he might be trying to make a prophet
>>473308361. you had a goldfish for a wingman 2. absolutely
>>47330751gonna take a few shots in teh dark1.She's one of Ozark's past conquests, and since he's dead now she can't get her revenge, so she sees us as a proxy for that.2. she leaked the Rhinehawks position to the Green Skulls in an attempt to wipe out a relatively small time pirate band. our survival meant that not only did the IK stay together, but are now thriving.3.she was involved in the 'accident' that killed our parents because she really hated our family for Reasons.4. She thinks our mech's head is stupid
>>47330911>She's the cause of everything bad in our livesAre you telling me shes Dr. Zoom?
>>47330836Let's follow this ratty mofo.>>47330911 The correct answer is she was in love with mommy-o. Hated daddy-o for taking her. Blames daddy-o for her death. Cassius is okay to work in military because of his blonde hair that reminds her of mommy-o even though we have special eyes. Us no so much because of red haired daddy-o.
>>47330824Soul B seems to be shaping up into a sort of deep cover unit to the more public face of soul A. Jesus would technically be both the face and a means to take in people alive for questioning and experimentation. Clemmy upfront murders shit, and Masked Man does the REALLY dirt deeds.Soul A with King swordfish would liken things to the glory days of heroic aces, but in a rather safe way considering their stealth based betta.
>>47330940I see at least one mistake.
>>47330836I liked your fish. And aren't we on a date? I'd rather be staring at your face than his.
>>47330940Let's call Jesus, "That rat", enough times that it becomes his nickname. Imagine how loud he will REEEEE because of how "unheroic" a rat is.
>>47330911or it could be that we are uniting the smaller pirate crews that she wanted the Skulls to wipe out, thereby creating a force that can fight them thats not the UJCIDF. and she needed the Skulls to be the biggest band in the belt to justify the manpower that they would deploy into the belt to the people of the Jovian Colonies. because once its out there, that anti pirate fleet aint leaving
>>47330987Diabolical. We might accidentally trigger NaNa-02 with that much salt.
>>47330987>He tries to do it back to us>Everyone ends up really liking the nickname
>>47330955to be fair they are special operations squads using experimental technology. I dont think there supposed to have a public face
"Your wingman is too cool to resist." You reply, and she bursts out laughing and hugs you from behind, "And besides, you charmed me. She wasn't my type, you are. I'm comfortable around you, even if sometimes it's hard to say anything intelligent because you're so pretty.""Heinrich..." She sighs happily.This is the best day. The best. "Let's follow him for a while, but not too long. I'd rather be looking at you than him."...It turns out, he really is oblivious. You coast behind him on your bike, humming a song to yourself. It's from a series about a one-eyed man who eats live animals and sneaks up on people with a box. Naomi hums along too, until you reach a church.It's not a very large one, there aren't a ton of Reformed Catholics on California Station. Jupiter with Neo-Romanism and Mars with Hakimite Islam are closer and more dominant, most of the Reformed Catholics are on Luna or Terra. Still, it's big enough that if you went in and pretended to pray, nobody would probably notice you. Or you could always peer in through a window. Or you could just leave.It isn't Sunday, so his presence here is...a little odd.>[What do?]
>>47331043Look through a window.
>>47331043Phone out.What's the space equivalent of World Star?
>>47331043Walk in. We could always pretend to be tourists.
>>47331043Go in and pretend to pray. Try to check her out on the sly and fail.
Rolled 3 + 11 (1d10 + 11)>>47331065
>>47331064By the way, you are gaining Stealth IP from this.
>>47331043Go in and pretend to pray.stick to the back, away from the main door, and keep our heads down
>>47331022Considering how fairchild talked about them taking out the stone soldiers so easily, that may come soon. Heroes that 'take out' the green skulls would likely be recognized and if their mechs are unique and identifiable, then that works well for posterboys who'll bring in fresh meat for the grinder.Really, the fact jesus is being catered and fast tracked so much speaks loudly that they are building him into something.>>47331043Move in, get into a good position that we can get out from, pay attention. Be cautious of any priest who REJOICES.
>>47331043Go in on the sly.
>>47331073Goddamn Caesar can't roll a crit without 10 cool
>>47331063>>47331065>>47331077I don't understand you people. Jesus knows our face. Probably Naomi too. We are going in with TWO people. How you finna to sneak into a what most likely is an empty building because it's an unusual day.
>>47331091>expecting competence from /tg/
>>47331091Pretty much thisPeek into the window or get above them somehow
>>47331091What's he gonna do, drop more salt on us?Window peeping is going to alert everybody else, going in only him if he personally notices.
>>47331111The entire point is to find out what jesus is doing. Who cares what others think?
I'm using my real-world experience here. Sneak in through the door nearest to the stairs to the choir loft, go up to the choir loft, and eavesdrop from there.If you're caught say you're showing love to your girl in a musical manner.
>>47331091I want you to think your own question over. JEsus knows our face. Yet on his entire way here to this secret meeting spot, he has at no point checked his surroundings or did reasonable things like finding if he was followed. He dressed up in suspicious clothing that would draw attention and draw WAY TOO MUCH ATTENTION TO HIMSELF when he is suppose to sneak.This guy can perceive emotions, but his brains, awareness, and his chances being able to lift his head from his ass are non existant.
>>47331091Walking in lets us see where he actually goes once inside which may be out of sight of a window which if we just peek in would seem a lot more suspicious than walking in.
>>47331111>Look a co worker! Good thing I noticed.>I'm going to keep doing whatever secret thing I was planning to do anyways.
>>47331120Did that work for you anon?
>>47331127I'm curious about this too? Did it work?
You walk in with Naomi. You still have your helmet and white jetbike leathers on, and Keith probably doesn't know Naomi. The two of you sit in back and pretend to pray.There are a few elderly people present as well......and one couple, talking loudly, in a side-room off the main chapel. Luckily, you're close enough to hear them without being observed."I can't stand it. That place, those people. It's as if none of them realize the potential they have to do good. Nobody cares about understanding each other. Nobody really cares about justice." Jesus sounds distressed, "Today, one of the other pilots mocked me to my face, he said I was a casual pilot, like...like I'm taking it lightly or something.""Keith...you know better than that. You ARE the hero the galaxy needs, and we both know it. So does my aunt, that's why she recruited you. You and I are two faces of the same coin, one that can buy back humanity's soul. Remember what I told you?""Yes, Lysa, always." For once, Jesus doesn't sound proud, just human, and head-over-heels in love. "Only through understanding each other can we create a galaxy without deception. Human society as it stands is corrupt, unbalanced. The conflict going on outside the solar system has been concealed from them, children as young as sixteen...as young as you or I...are going to battle as it was in the days of the last War. This is happening because people lack unity, they lack people with the will and courage to unite them as a single species. Only you can fix that, my love. Only you can be mankind's savior. That is why I left him for you, remember? Because you are not just A hero, you are THE hero."Conflict? You know some of the systems have resisted the Solar System League, and you've heard vaguely of the Principality of Avalon winning a few battles against the League itself...but that only makes sense, your resources are stretched thin.[Continued]
>>47331127The old janitor giggled too damn much, but he left us alone. So yes, it worked, but in retrospect, we should have made less noise.SO! Keeping silent while eavesdropping while hiding in the choir loft = high chance of success!
So who is the Athrun in here?
>>47331160>He only got the position due to NepotismSounds about right
>>47331160She's a GREEN PERSON!!! OR HER AUNT IS!!!!AND IS SHIT HITTING THE FAN OUTSIDE OF THE SOL SYSTEM? CAUSE THAT WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE
>>47331160>haman is lacus' auntmy sides.
>>47331184Explain for someone who's never seen gundam?
Gender-reversed Space Mussolini is Space Ghandi's Aunt.
>>47331194Haman is a socipathic psychic space nazi who wants to rule everyone. Lacus is (supposed to be) a cheery space idol who sings of peace and love. Except she ends up becoming the leader of a military faction that ends up being the last man standing after a big war, and she starts ruling everyone. With kira as her enforcer.Different series, but it makes so much sense they'd be related here.
>>47331194Haman was a really manipulative bitch with new type powers if I recall. Even trying to get the protag to /ss/ with her in a way. Also had her hand in making the purus, cloned girls.Lacus is also hella manipulative and has likely caused a shit ton of strife in the seed universe by getting into Kira's head.
>>47331160You know, his level of arrogance makes more sense knowing that he's been subjected to this feedback loop pf emotional manipulation. He'd probably still be a jackass without it, but I'm not looking forwards to the look on his face when he realizes he was always just a tool.
>>47331194Pic related is the faction haman (fairchild) is from.
"I still can't believe you transferred here for me..." He says."I had to come. After all, the people here are in the thrall of a wicked songstress...so it falls upon me to sing them back into the light. My music will be the answer to Red Siren. I will remind them that freedom can only exist where there is order, just as you will show them that light can always conquer darkness. For that to happen, though, you must purge all darkness from your heart, and embody that which is good and pure. Emit love, emit peace, emit justice, emit hope. I know that a wicked man has tried to tempt you into losing your focus with rage...but be assured, justice is closer to him than he thinks, and his fall will be inglorious and unmourned.""I know! But...but he isn't the problem, it's the people I work with. One of them is literally insane, she built a pillow fort out of-""This I know." Lysa cuts him off with a small degree of asperity."They flout the rules as it suits them and laugh at me for caring.""This, too, I know. Yet despite that, despite the storm battering your soul, have you bowed? Have you broken? No, for you are like a fine sword whose edge is undimmed no matter how many foes it hews down. Do not despair, my love. You have sacrificed someone for me, and I have sacrificed someone for you, because what binds us is deeper than space and more immutable than gravity. Please, Keith, remain the man I love beyond all else. Stay pure, stay unquestionably good, continue to fight so that people can understand each other, fight a war with no casualties and hands unstained by blood. Fight for the galaxy we both want to see, no matter the cost." You peek around the corner a little and see a girl with long, pink hair stroking Keith's cheek, the light glittering off her golden hairpin.[Continued]
>>47331288Hold up, do you know just how hard the Australians were shitposting on Zeonchan? They brought the colony drop on themselves.
>>47331340The Last Australian will have terrible vengeance upon those who interrupted his supply of beer.
Wait... If there is a war going on outside the solar system... Is it possible that we might become privateers later.
>>47331340To be fair, zeon did everyone a favor with that one. I mean, imagine australian spiders in a gundam.
>>47331396No anon. Australian spiders. Not japanese.
I can't wait until a horde of genetically modified Australian Bushwhacker Spidermen tear into the quest, and everyone bands together to save the universe.
>>47331409So...tachikomas except with a lot more 'STRAYA CUNTS'?
>>47331416Nah thats gotta happen after Roarke retires so he can come back for one more mission
Wonder where's the quest version of Athrun and Cagalli in this....
>>47331326Lacus is a scientologist. No wonder kira is so fucked up.
>>47331436Also stabbing people for their wallets, general thievery, and being all around assholes to everyone.>>47331470The way she talks is damn creepy 'a fine sword' is what catches my eye in her flowery speech. For all that talk of purity, to define him as a weapon seems pretty.. dark.
>>47331509Well he is just a filthy whatever-they-were-called-in-that-show.
>>47331529Ultimate Coordinator. The genetically engineered superman based off of genetically engineered supermen.
>>47331539Couldn't they have just stayed with normal human and newtype human?
>>47331529Coordinator, but considering this setting that would be bad since the green men made genesplicing a HUGE taboo in general.But even then, her speech is way too off. Even if it's 'no killing', the way she said he needed to stay pure, that he was a sword and seemed to push off non essential things so easily seems wrong. What that one anon said that they are grooming attack dogs in Soul B may be true.
"How can you be so perfect after traveling so far without rest? I know the Jaburo only just arrived, but you're so...so composed." He says softly, squeezing her hand against his cheek.She smiles sweetly, "Your warmth renews me, but there is more to it than that. I am strong because I have to be. Humanity needs us, Keith. Your mech is the ressurection of mankind's greatest hope, Thoroughbred-X, and I have the charisma my aunt does not...and, I flatter myself, a vocal range surpassing even that of Red Siren, the harpy who romanticizes criminals in the eyes of the common man. Before you say anything, yes, I know of your problems with the Iron Kestrels too. Their leader...he should not have come back from the dead. His existence interferes with the work. Ideally, we must see his name slathered with mud before he is destroyed, to create cynicism in the people's minds whenever someone who lives outside the law claims nobility...""That is an awful lie. He belongs in prison, not in front of a firing squad.""A wild animal will always choose death over capture. In this case, you are performing an act of mercy. I love your honest heart, but this time...this time, the imperfection of the galaxy is such that a lie must be permitted to endure."[Session resumes tomorrow, before the QM falls asleep in his chair]
You know a good quest would be him as the bumbling tech who fixes shit on the 5 gundams while 5 rookies lead by mwulaaaaafaakaaa
>>47331598Darth Lacus indeed
>>47331598Would have been a smart idea to record this shit
Night Wong and thanks for the run.
>>47331598Welp. This can only end horribly for everyone involved. Guess we are going to have to crush some pink haired overly social, 'justice' loving monster.
What is even going on
>>47331698But that would make kira cry. That...would be a bad thing.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWjfbUfcJUM
>>47331717What's he gonna do, drop a colony into another colony?
>>47331626I'd say that Keith would break our phone, but somehow I get the feeling that Keith would go Cool 10 and kick his ass.Or Naomi would.
>>47331786There is an uninhabited one floating around now...
>TFW Samantha is on the pastebin and has good stats.YAASSSSSSSS
>>47331801Er, Caesar would kick Keith's ass.