Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Infinite+Stars+QuestOther Quests: http://pastebin.com/sYpqmWZgYou are Captain SAMANTHA WELLINGS, a newly minted captain of the Centauri Accord!Currently, you've managed to apprehend Artya, who turns out to have been part of your sister Carly's pirate crew. This gave you a prime opportunity to lure your wayward sister out and confront her directly. However, there was the issue of whether you wanted to report this to your superiors first or not. If you did, you'd be able to enlist some more help. However, if they knew your sister was a pirate... that could complicate things down the line..."Captain, everything's packed up and ready to go." Bradford announces over the comms. "Amy's getting ready to set course. Where do you want to go?">Head back to HQ. We need to get Artya properly processed.>We need to start setting up our "reunion" with Carly.>Other
>>47731877>>We need to start setting up our "reunion" with Carly.
>>47731877>We need to start setting up our "reunion" with Carly.
>>47731877>>We need to start setting up our "reunion" with Carly.I'd say we should daughteru Artya but I think our sis beat us to it. At least we get a niece-fu out of it
>>47731877"We need to start setting up our 'reunion' with Carly." You say to your First Mate. We need to pick a good place we can engage her at, if needed.""Captain, I highly suggest that we report this back to-""They don't need to know." You cut him off. "This is something we can handle on our own. You remember we're allowed a wide amount of discretion, right?""Of course, Captain." Bradford nods, forced to defer to your judgment. "Now, Elizabeth." You turn to your resident spy. "You know the lay of the land here better than any of us. You know of any good places to stage an ambush?""Well, that would depend." Elizabeth puts a finger to her chin. "There are places that are full of space debris that we can hide in, but generally pirates are much better suited to fighting in those conditions. They're the ambush specialists, after all. Luring her into open space would be the better bet, but she'd see us much sooner and would have a chance to run if she wanted to. Plus, we don't even know the capabilities of her ship.""Hmmm, that's true." You frown."I mean, we could always try to interrogate that Artya girl again, if she's willing to talk." Elizabeth shrugs.>See if Artya is willing to talk.>Set up an ambush in open space.>Set up an ambush in a debris field.>Other
>>47732380>See if Artya is willing to talk.
>>47732380We, uh We had this exact vote last thread...
>>47732380>>See if Artya is willing to talk.
>>47732380>Set up an ambush in open space.>>47732397Didn't he say we would put it off until next time due to a dropping poster count?
>>47732380>>Set up an ambush in open space.
>>47732380>See if Artya is willing to talk.So who's the older twin: Sam or Carly?
>>47732380>Set up an ambush in open space.
>>47732380"Hm, well, I guess we can go through another round of questioning with Arty first, get the lowdown on Carly's ship." You nod as you call up the infirmary. "Natalia, how's our patient doing?" "She's stable." Natalia responds smoothly. "Undergoing treatment right now.""Is she in a condition to talk?""Hm, well, I suppose I can wake her up, yes." Natalia confirms."All right, we're heading down now." You tell her. Get her ready.""Of course, Captain." "Captain, who exactly do you plan to get to talk to her?" Elizabeth asks before you leave. "The choice of who asks the questions is just as important as the question itself...">You. This is your personal mission.>Elizabeth. She's the expert.>Tank. Artya seems to trust him.>Other
>>47732558>You. This is your personal mission.>Tank on guard duty
>>47732558>Elizabeth. She's the expert.
>>47732558>Tank. Artya seems to trust him.
>>47732558>>Tank. Artya seems to trust him.As much as it pains Sam....>>47732526I'm more interested in the sibling rivalry.>"You were always better at commanding a ship, Sam, but I'm better than you in a dogfight!"
>>47732558>You. This is your personal mission.
>>47732558>>You. This is your personal mission.Woman up Sam.
>>47732558>You. This is your personal mission.Cowgirl up time!
>>47732558>>You. This is your personal mission.
>>47732558"I'll handle it, thanks." You say to Elizabeth. You were absolutely sure that Elizabeth would get answers, but what you weren't too sure about was her methods. You didn't actually want to HURT Artya or anything.And there was no way you were going to leave her along in a room with Tank. You weren't sure why, but just the thought of it made you incredibly angry.You return to the infirmary, where you find Natalia and Tank both standing watch over Atya's unconscious body, now clothed in a medical gown and covered in a blanket. You could see some tubes and sensors attached to her body, but otherwise she looked perfectly fine. Her gas mask was still worn over her face, with Natalia apparently not bothering to take it off. "Ah, Captain." Natalia nods as you approach. "I'll begin administering the awakening agent. She'll be up and about in a minute or two."Tank then steps up, asking whether you wanted a guard detail.You look at him and then back at Artya. Even if it was Tank, you were sure that heaving multiple people confronting her would just scare or agitate Artya...>Keep Tank and Natalia present in the room.>Tell them to wait outside and out of sight.>Other
>>47732820>Keep only tank
>>47732820>>Tell them to wait outside and out of sight.Just some one on one time.>inb4 "Why do you wear the mask"
>>47732820>>Keep Tank and Natalia present in the room.Tank for security, Natalia for The Talk.
>>47732820>>Keep Tank and Natalia present in the room.
>>47732820>Tell them to wait outside and out of sight.
>>47732820>Keep Tank and Natalia present in the room.
>>47732820"All right, you two can stay here and keep an eye on her." You nod to Tank and Natalia. "Just... just don't make her feel cornered, all right? At least keep SOME distance.""As you wish, Captain." Natalia smiles.Tank salutes.That's when you notice that Artya's arms and legs were strapped to the bed, restraining her movements."A precaution, of course." Natalia explains.>Keep them on as a precaution.>Undo them to earn some trust.>Other
>>47732979>>Undo them to earn some trust.
>>47732979>>Undo them to earn some trust.Okay, so how are we gonna do the whole reunion? Friendly? Angry?
>>47732979>OtherUndo the arms, leave the legs strapped to at least slow her down.
>>47732979>Undo them to earn some trust.
>>47732979>Undo them to earn some trust.>>47732998>STOP RIGHT THERE CRIMINAL SCUM
>>47732979>Undo them to earn some trust.>OtherDEEP SEARCH her for knives, heheheh
>>47732979You decide to undo the restraints on Artya. You wanted to her believe that she was a guest, not a prisoner. Natalia and Tank shoot your curious looks, but a confident nod from you reassures them that you know what you're doing. Artya then begins to stir, her masked head slowly and blearily rising as she came back to her sense. You back off a bit to give he some space as Artya finally takes in her surroundings. The scavenger girl then freezes when she remembers her predicament, but to her credit and your relief, she doesn't try and sudden moves. Instead, she sits there, the blank lenses in her mask staring at you. You gently hand back her small homemade datapad. She quickly snatches it out of your hand and starts typing furiously on it.WHERE AM I?"Still on the ship." You tell her. Artya's head swivels around, realizing she's still in the infirmary and seeing Tank and Natalia standing behind you like sentinels.ARE YOU GOING TO KILL ME?"Oh, of course not!" You shake your head. "I just want to ask some questions about my dear sister."I WON'T TALK. Artya declares. I'M NOT A SNITCH.>Trust me, it'll save you a lot of pain later.>Artya, I just want to find my sister.>I take it you want to get out of here, yes?>We already went out of our way to cure your condition...>Other
>>47733281>>Artya, I just want to find my sister.
>>47733281>Artya, I just want to find my sister.
>>47733281>>Artya, I just want to find my sister.She better not have taken too many body mods to 'enhance' herself.
>>47733281>Artya, I just want to find my sister.>Mumble "....And maybe bend her over my knee and spank the crap outta her....."
>>47733313>Inb4 she's taken none and we're "Bigger" than herThe amount of salt and smut will be overwhelming.
>>47733281>>We already went out of our way to cure your condition...Not picking the best option....
>>47733281>>Artya, I just want to find my sister.>It's...about DadSAD EYES, SUPER SAD EYES
>>47733335>Smut>In a Merc quest
So I think I found an accurate representation of Sam in a bunnygirl bodysuit
>>47733397Goddamnit I didn't notice the typo, I meant smug!
I think we need some casual Sam for when she's on leave.
>>47733422Nope, She got bigger tits.
>>47733474She really doesn't.
>>47733474Sam either went from A to B, or from nothing to A
>>47733512A to B pretty sure.
>>47733281"Artya," You take a deep sigh, letting all semblance of military order and discipline flow out of your body like water. You were no longer an officer of the Accord Navy. You were just a girl looking for her long lost sister. "I just want to find my sister. That's all I'm asking. Can you help me out on this?"Artya pauses and just stares at you with her blank lenses, as if trying to figure out whether you were being genuine with this or not. Thankfully, the fact that you were asking as a PERSON and not a SOLDIER seemed to appease her somewhat.PROMISE YOU WON'T HURT HER?"Why would I want to?" You raise an eyebrow. "I'll probably spank her ass till it turns into a red giant, but I just want to get her home."Artya seems to pause, as if trying to come to terms with the competing interests of helping her Captain's sister as well as not being a snitch at the same time. OKAY. ONE QUESTION. Artya writes. JUST ONE.>I need a way to talk to her.>I need to know more about her ship.>I need to know why she's a pirate.>Other
>>47733603>>I need a way to talk to her.A single use phone, if you will?
>>47733603>I need to know more about her ship.The other two we can get from Carly when we find her.
>>47733603>I need a way to talk to her.
>>47733603>>I need to know more about her ship.
>>47733603>>I need a way to talk to her.
>>47733603>>I need to know more about her ship.We are not gonna talk to her and ruin the advantage of surprise. Better to win by incapacitating her ship first, THEN talk.
>>47733603>I need to know more about her ship.
>>47733422It makes you wonder what sort of suits they have for cold environmental conditions.I guess they could jury rig an EVA suit for low temperatures.
>>47733603>>I need to know more about her ship.Knowing is half the battle!
>>47733603>>I need to know more about her ship.We gotta know if she has any special tricks we need to watch out against.
>>47733603"I need to know more about her ship." You tell her. "It's strengths, its weaknesses, so I know how to best fight and disable it."Artya looks at you, most likely with an incredulous expression behind her mask."Look, I think we both very well know that Carly isn't going to take the diplomatic route, even if it's me involved, so we'll have to accept we'll be shooting at each other at some point. Telling me about her ships will give us a better chance at ending things quicker and making sure that she doesn't get killed in the process."Artya continues to have that uncertain body language...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>47733721They could always do it GitS style, and just have them wear coats over the suits.>>47733820
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>47733820
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>47733820
>>47733820Finally, Arty seems to cave, and her shoulders slump as she taps at her datapad, displaying a small hologram of a ship blueprint. It was a destroyer sized ship, though on the smaller end of the destroyer spectrum. It also looked rather ramshackle. THE LONG CLAW. Artya explains. A HEGEMONY PROTOTYPE SHIP FELICITY STOLE AND THEN CARLY STOLE. "So, what exactly can it do?" You frown, examining the blueprint. PRIMARY ARMAMENT IS MULTIPLE RAPID FIRE HEAVY MASS DRIVER CANNONS. DESIGNED TO OVERWHELM ENEMY DEFENSES. ONLY DRAWBACK IS THAT IT IS FORWARD FACING.Huh, just like your ion cannon, you suppose.MISSILE RACKS TO PROTECT THE FLANKS AS WELL."Speed? Maneuverability?"VERY GOOD FOR A HEGEMONY SHIP. WE REMOVED SOME OF THE ARMOR PANELS AND REPLACED THEM WITH SHIELDS TO LOWER WEIGHT.Well damn. You also get the feeling the Long Claw has more tricks Artya wasn't divulging. >Thanks for the info.>Try to get more out of her.>Other
>>47733987>>Thanks for the info.Hopefully, we won't be fighting.
>>47733987>Thanks for the info.
>>47733987>>Thanks for the info.good enough, don't want to make her even more angry towards us.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>47733987>Try to get more out of her.Pre-emptive luck rolling
>>47733987>Thanks for the info.So basically, a Hegemony version of our ship?
>>47734030Good, good, roll out all the shitty rolls before combat...That being said, I wonder what happens if we fire the Ion cannon at her at the same time she fires the mass-driver shots at us. I think the solid shots would be melted, but the kinetic energy would still be somewhat retained as high-speed molten metal. Then again, the ion cannon is probably also better at killing shields while the cannon is meant to go through armor.
>>47734061You know what they say about copying being a form of flattery.
>>47734077A mutual kill. The molten metal shreds the ion cannon while the mass drivers get slagged and their armor melts.After a moment of dumbfounded relief, both ships bust out the missile swarms.
>>47734129And when both sides run out of missiles, one of the ships' sides opens up and launches fighter craft
Testing if 4chan's working
>>47734156In response, we send out Tank in a shuttle
>>47734061Probably the ship we'd have gotten if we went Hege
>>47734129Welp, good thing our armor regenerates eh? heheheh...
>>47733987"Thanks for the info." You smile and nod. You then turn back to Natalia. "Nat, make continue with the treatment. And keep an eye on her. I don't think she'll try anything, but be careful, okay?""Of course, Captain." Natalia nods. "Tank, be on standby. We might need you muscle in the coming reunion. I hope we don't, but..."Tank nods in understanding.You then return to the bridge, where the rest of your crew is waiting. "Well, what's the plan then?" Elizabeth asks with a smile. "I hope you got some useful intel.">We'll confront her in open space. She only has mass drivers so we'll have the range advantage.>We'll confront her in a debris field. Her arc of fire is limited and I think our ship has the better maneuverability.>Other
>>47734077I was thinking that our missiles are more pointed directly to the port and starboard sides, whereas Carly's ship was angled towards the front.>>47734223>>We'll confront her in a debris field. Her arc of fire is limited and I think our ship has the better maneuverability.
>>47734223>We'll confront her in open space. She only has mass drivers so we'll have the range advantage.
>>47734223>We'll confront her in a debris field. Her arc of fire is limited and I think our ship has the better maneuverability.She may know the debris field, but we can take advantage of the wrecks for cover. Stay in the open and she can just keep throwing hurling slugs our way.
>>47734223>We'll confront her in a debris field. Her arc of fire is limited and I think our ship has the better maneuverability.
>>47734061God help us if she got a ship that TRANSFORMS into a massive railgun or something.
>>47734223>>We'll confront her in a debris field. Her arc of fire is limited and I think our ship has the better maneuverability.
>>47734265What, all her mass drivers slide together to form one big gun?
>>47734338It'd certainly be a weapon to surpass Metal Gear, but not exactly a weapon to use against a small, nimble ship like ours....unless the area of effect is very large.
>>47733397You must not recall the Cole/Rochelle fapfic from CIMQ.
>>47734223>>We'll confront her in open space. She only has mass drivers so we'll have the range advantage.
>>47734394That was a thing? Huh. must not have gotten to it yet.
>>47734545It was in one of the relatively early threads, if memory serves. Ctrl + F for pastebin.
>>47734545>>47734591Here's the link for you guys: http://pastebin.com/cK5VyR1u
>>47734223"We'll confront her in a debris field." You say. "Judging from what Artya's said of her ship's capabilities, her arc of fire will be limited. Plus, her ship is based off a Hegemony design, so it's not going to be nearly as fast or as maneuverable as Gullinbursti.""Are you sure she's telling the truth?" Bradford raises a skeptical eyebrow."Artya stands just as much to lose as us if this ship were to explode." You respond coolly."Oh great, make my job harder, huh?" Amy groans. "Why can't we fight in space that DOESN'T have obstacles and life threatening navigational hazards for once?""Never." You grin momentarily. "Just get us a course to the nearest field."Right, right." Amy sighs as she punches in the coordinates and the Gullinbursti makes the FTL jump. As expected, the Gullinbursti materializes in front of a large asteroid field, with plenty of rocks large enough to hide your ship. You defer to Amy to choose the ideal hiding place, snuggling the Gullinbursti on the dark side of one of the larger asteroids. "You've started transmitting the signal?" You ask Lida."Yep." Lida nods in confirmation. "The beacon's been broadcasting for a while now.""We've deployed drones and remote sensors, so if she drops into the system, we'll know." Bradford announces.And that's when Tank appears in the bridge, snapping a salute as he enters. "Tank? What do you want?" You raise an eyebrow. Tank gives you an intense stare. He wants to take an opportunity to board Carly's ship and bring her back, without having to risk a potentially costly space battle.>Denied, it's too dangerous. >Go for it. A space battle is too risky.>Other
>>47734721>Denied, it's too dangerous.
>>47734721>>Denied, it's too dangerous.
>>47734721>Go for it. A space battle is too risky.
Does Tank have rocket thrusters on his armor?I'd love to see him drive somebody into a wall like Overwatch's Reinhardt. Turn them into paste and all.If not, future upgrade plans!
So what should be the first thing on our list to ask Carly when we have the chance?Ask why she became a pirate? Why she never called or at least mailed Sam? What mom and dad would think if they saw her?Personally, I like the last one. Fishes some possible backstory.
>>47734721>>Go for it. A space battle is too risky.Oh boy, I hope that means we get to play Tank like Master chief on a Halo mission.
>>47734877Was seeing Tank as a DOOM Guy sorta guy, but I guess that works, too.
>>47734721"Denied." You shake your head. "It's too dangerous. I don't want you unnecessarily risking your life for me for something like that."Tank nods in understanding. He'll stand by until he's needed. "Hey, I'm picking something up!" Lida squeaks. "One of the remote sensors just picked up an FTL signature!"Suddenly, your comm squawks as somebody broadcasts over an open channel. "ARTYAAAA! WHERE THE FUCK DID YOU WANDER OF TO THIS TIME!??!" You hear a very familiar tomboyish voice roar. "I SWEAR TO GOD IF YOU STOWED AWAY ON ANOTHER SHIP BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT THE REACTOR WAS MAKING FUNNY NOISES, I'LL RIP THAT MASK OFF YOUR FACE AND BEAT YOU TO DEATH WITH IT!"Your whole bridge crew turns to stare at you.>Yeah... she was always kinda like that.>The pirate life must have really changed her...>Other
>>47735104>>Yeah... she was always kinda like that.
>>47735104>>Yeah... she was always kinda like that.I know, can't believe we're twins, right?
>>47735104>Yeah... she was always kinda like that.>Respond in kindTime to put our ANGRY DRILL SARG ON!
>>47735104>>The pirate life must have really changed her...
>>47735104>Yeah... she was always kinda like that.
>>47735164The fight that was supposed to take place is now replaced with the two twins just yelling at each other, making quips, and jokes while the crew just bears with it.
>>47735104>Yeah... she was always kinda like that.>Respond in kind, Start ranting her ear off
>>47735104Supporting: >>47735218"What would our parents think of us being on the opposite sides?"
>>47735104Also supporting >>47735218She sounds almost as I imagined, too.
>>47735104Deleted my old vote, Seconding>>47735218
>>47735104Okay, so let's be clear on this. You guys want to basically spoil the element of surprise to get into a shouting match with your sister?>Y>N
>>47735379>NStart shouting once we're fighting
>>47735379>>NNO. God plz NO.
>>47735379>>NHell no, that comes AFTER we win.
>>47735379>>NWhat the shit? Why would we give up a perfectly good advantage to just do a shout match? We want to Win first dammit!
I thought the entire point of shouting was to stop the fighting before it started.
>>47735531You're assuming Carly won't fight Sam. Obviously you've never had siblings.
>>47735592I wouldn't kill my sibling's friends, would you?
>>47735379"Yeah... she was always kinda like that." You sigh, feeling your cheeks redden. "Always the loud one.""Apparently." Bradford shook his head while Elizabeth did her best to cover up her snickering."Guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree." Amy cackles."Makes me almost sad we gotta shoot up her ship." Elsa sighs. "Focus, everybody." You growl. "Can we get a line of fire on her ship?""We can do the ion cannon and try to aim for their engine block." Elsa shrugs. "But we're gonna need Amy to pull a fast one to get a line of sight on them. With the timing required, I can't guarantee a perfectly accurate shot.""Can't we just use the missiles?" You suggest. "We don't need direct line of sight for those.""Slower and less hitting power individually." Elsa warns. "Can't guarantee they'll disable or even damage their ship, especially with all the debris here that can serve as cover for them...0/120 Flux80/80 Hull>Attack with the ion cannon.>Attack with missiles.>FIRE EVERYTHING>Other
>>47735711>>Attack with missiles.Raise the Flags, and take off the stealth camo covering our personal logo!
>>47735711>>Attack with the ion cannon.
>>47735711>Attack with the ion cannon.>>47735649Does Carly's behavior paint the picture of a rational actor?Also, PIRATE.
>>47735711>FIRE EVERYTHINGPlay badass music over the comms, your favorite music that she hates.
>>47735711>>Attack with the ion cannon.Go for it, one shot to end it quickly.
>>47735711>Attack with the ion cannon.
>>47735767Maybe we should have some bantering throughout the entire fight.
>>47735792No. I'd rather we stay quiet and professional until the fight ends. THEN the talking can begin.
>>47735792As soon as we fire we need to open vox and shout "HI CARLY! HOW YOU DOING? ME, I'M DOING GREEEAAAT!"
>>47735711>>Attack with the ion cannon.One accurate attack is all we need.
>>47735806no no, that would definitely bring some misunderstandings and possible bad events.Diplomacy cmon!
>>47735846What are you kidding me? Relying on Diplomacy, and get rid of an combat advantage? Hell no. I'm here to win first, then talk second when her shit is stuck in the water, completely at our mercy. THEN she'll have to listen to us.
>>47735846If we do go Diplomatic, I sure hope Carly doesn't pull any mind trickery.
>>47735711"Hit her with the ion cannon." You say grimly. "We need a guaranteed damaging hit on her. Elsa, I'm trusting you to not completely destroy the whole damn thing.""Roger that!" Elsa grins as she activates her weapons."All right," Amy bites her lip as she throttles up Gullinbursti's engines. "Moving into position in three... two... ONE!" Gullinbursti's engines roar, and you can feel yourself being pressed back into your seat, as not even the ship's advanced inertial dampers could neutralize all of the G-forces from the ship's raw acceleration. Gullinbursti bursts out from cover and Amy immediately activates maneuvering thrusters to push the ship's nose back down to bring the ion cannon in line with the Long Claw. "MOTHERFUCKER!" You hear Carly screech, apparently having forgotten to turn off her comms. "EVASIVE! GO EVASIVE-"You hear what seems like an terrified squeal as the Long Claw immediately pulls a hard left turn to flee for the relative safety of a nearby asteroid."Target?" Elsa asks.>Stick to the plan. Hit the ship and disable it.>New plan. Melt the asteroid to let her know you mean business.>Other
>>47736114>>New plan. Melt the asteroid to let her know you mean business.Maybe it'll create smaller chunks to hit it.
>>47736114>>New plan. Melt the asteroid to let her know you mean business.
>>47736114>New plan. Melt the asteroid to let her know you mean business.>Open up coms and "Politely" say hi
>>47736114>>Stick to the plan. Hit the ship and disable it.
>>47736114>Stick to the plan. Hit the ship and disable it.
>>47736114>>Stick to the plan. Hit the ship and disable it.We had a plan, and the plan is to disable the ship, not to just scare her.
>>47736114>>Stick to the plan. Hit the ship and disable it.Gogogo
>>47736114"Stick to the plan. Hit the ship to disable it." You instruct your gunner."Aye aye!" Elsa grins as she settles the aiming reticle over the fleeing Long Claw. She hits the trigger and unleashes a wave of azure blue energy that lances after the pirate ship. It takes barely a second for the ion beam to close the distance, slamming a similarly azure energy shield. You see the shield hold steady long enough for the ship to get to safety behind the asteroid."Damn! Their shield took the brunt of the impact!" Elsa curses."That had to have built up a lot of flux in their reactor, though." Lida points out. "A small destroyer like that shouldn't have much capacity.""It's not as crippling to them as to us." Bradford warns. "Their weaponry doesn't generate nearly as much flux to operate as ours.""Incoming!" Lida snaps.Sure enough, a volley of missiles blossoms from the behind the asteroid, undoubtedly an effort by Carly to distract you and shake you off her tail. You had to admit, it wasn't a bad strategy...30/120 Flux80/80 Hull>Absorb the missiles with your shield. (??? flux)>Boost through the missile swarm to catch up with the Long Claw. (10 Flux)>Fire the ion cannon to eliminate the asteroid. (30 flux)>Launch your own missile swarm. (0 flux)>Other
>>47736412>>Fire the ion cannon to eliminate the asteroid. (30 flux)Create a cloud of debris to thin out the missile barrage.
>>47736412>Launch your own missile swarm. (0 flux)
>>47736412>>Fire the ion cannon to eliminate the asteroid. (30 flux)Solve two problems with one shot. No more asteroid, and no more missiles either due to debris.
>>47736412>Fire the ion cannon to eliminate the asteroid. (30 flux)Damn the asteroid!
>>47736412>>Fire the ion cannon to eliminate the asteroid. (30 flux)Hah, so her shield could take the shot anyways.
>>47736412>>Launch your own missile swarm. (0 flux)
>>47736412>>Fire the ion cannon to eliminate the asteroid. (30 flux)
>>47736412>Fire the ion cannon to eliminate the asteroid. (30 flux)
>>47736412"Elsa, fire again!" You bark. "Take out the asteroid!""Aye aye!" Elsa hits the fire trigger, unleashing another azure beam of light. The beam drills into the asteroid the Long Claw is using as makeshift cover, and you can see the rock glow red and literally boil from the heat before exploding, spraying debris and molten rock in all directions. A secondary benefit was that the sudden explosion eliminated most of the missile swarm as well. However, what you're met with is the front end of the Long Claw, its numerous forward mounted mass drivers flashing as they fire.>GO EVASIVE>RETURN FIRE>RAMMING SPEED>Other
>>47736756>>RETURN FIRE>>RAMMING SPEED
>>47736756>>RETURN FIRETime for a duel
>>47736756>>RETURN FIREthat puts us at what, 90 flux after this next ion shot?
>>47736756>>GO EVASIVEHuh, suddenly my post about what happens hypothetically when our main weapons fire on each other is relevant, shit. I'm not sure if I want to find out what the outcome would be...
>>47736756>>Return Fire! Time to DUEL!
Just now catching up. So we decided to fire our pistol and yell?I think we might be backing Carly into a corner because we wanted to get our murder-hobo on.
>>47736756>GO EVASIVEGuys, we need to watch our flux buildup.
>>47736763>>47736766>>47736770>>47736773>>47736787>>47736804Guys we won't win a gun fight with a destroyer and we picked the field for the mobility. Use it.
>>47736756>>47736804I'm this guy, Changing vote to DODGE! Also Should we fire missiles?
>>47736756>>GO EVASIVEWe have half of our total Flux left, Flux that is also used for our shields. Let's not risk using it up completely by both using the Ion cannon and potentially also taking the remaining bits of the molten rounds the mass driver fired at us. Besides, since we'd be firing from the front, wouldn't we hit them directly, as opposed to their engines like we planned to?
>>47736872We probably should try talking to our sister before we both try to kill each other.This is kind of fucked up.
>>47736895Winning comes first before talking. Talking alone risks Carly simply running away again if roll badly for Diplomacy. If she can't run however, then we have forever to try to convince her once we've disabled her ship.
>>47736913True, but I guess some people are interested in her motivations. Depending on her actions after first contact, that could reveal a lot more of her reasoning.
>>47736925I am just hoping we don't kill any of her crew, impossible as it is. That will sour anything we will say to her.
>>47736913Maybe. Didn't we still have a reroll we could've used?Anyway, it appears we'll have to see how this plays out.
>>47736756"Amy! Go evasive!" You bark. "Get us out of their line of fire!" "Gotcha!" Amy grunts as she pulls back on the control yoke. Gullinbursti immediately noses up and away from from the Long Claw, narrowly dodging the first volley of mass driver rounds."Launching missiles!" Elsa takes the initiative. Gullinbursti's missiles cells mounted on her flanks spit fire as the smart missiles are set free, immediately locking onto the approaching Long Claw, forcing it to decide whether to use its massive forward firepower to continue attacking you, or intercepting the missiles. Thankfully, your sister chooses the latter option, and the line of mass driver tracers widens up into a cone to maximize missile interception. Explosions ripple in space as numerous missiles explode prematurely from the wall of mass driver rounds, but a few manage to slip in and smash against Long Claw's already overtaxed shield."Heh, you're a really slippery bastard, ya damn Accord hippie." You hear Carly grumble over the open comms.>Better make yourself known. >Focus on knocking out her ship first.>Other
>>47736983>>Focus on knocking out her ship first.
>>47736971Carly might not be as gracious as Felicity when it comes to hostile negotiations.
>>47736983>>Better make yourself known.LAST CHANCE FOR DIPLOMACY!
>>47736983>>Focus on knocking out her ship first.And after when we win, THEN we'll declare who we are as the big surprise.
>>47736983>>Better make yourself known.THAT MAKES YOU A BASTARD TOO DUMBASS!
>>47736983>Better make yourself known
>>47736983>>Focus on knocking out her ship first.Heh, time to end this before she even thinks about running.
>>47736983>Focus on knocking out her ship first.>Better make yourself known.
>>47736983>Focus on knocking out her ship first.This ends now!
>>47736983>Better make yourself known.
>>47736983>Focus on knocking out her ship first.
>>47736983>>Focus on knocking out her ship first.Stick to the plan, disable that ship.
>>47737005So how are we going to do this?Put on a Combat Suit and remove the helmet for maximum plot twist (for Carly)?
>>47737057Hell yeah! We can use the voice changer too, just so we can say the line: "Carly, i am your sister!" Then we take the helmet right off! DUN DUN DUN!
>>47737057Nope, We're going to in a calm, Stern voice when her ships disabled say that we're coming over and are disappointed in her, Time to put the fear of god back into our little sister!
>>47737073yesss, MAX DISAPPOINTMENTMAX
>>47737073>Carly's face when
>>47737097>>47737099More importantly, what do we do to the ship? Sell it? Add it to a fleet? Salvage?
>>47737119Add it to our fleet, And put several trackers on it....And Carly.
>>47737119SubordinateWhat about the crew? Prison? Hire them? ....execute them?Pirate scumwho are all booby girlsand part cats
>>47737119We could always do the Orky thing attach the ship to the front/rear of our ship to make a much BIGGER SHIP.Maybe big enough to carry a small flight group.
>>47737147>who are all booby girls>and part catsDAMN IT CARLY
>>47736983You decide not to answer her taunt. You needed all of your focus on winning this battle. It was a tough thing, trying to disable a ship without utterly destroying it. Especially when your primary weapon was geared for maximum stopping power. "Bradford, options?" You ask your First Mate for advice. "It looks like they've taken down their shield to save on flux." Bradford notes as he glances at his tactical display. "I think that if we can get in close, another missile volley will be able to cripple their ship.""That's dangerous, especially since our own flux levels are pretty high." Elsa grunts. "I say we try and get another angle for the ion cannon!"80/120 Flux80/80 Hull>Get in close and let loose the missiles!>Continue to play keep away. And wait for another ion cannon shot.>Other
>>47737200>Get in close and let loose the missiles!
>>47737200>>Get in close and let loose the missiles!Our hull can repair over time
>>47737200>>OtherRun over her and dump flux on herSnrk
>>47737200>>Get in close and let loose the missiles!
>>47737200>>Get in close and let loose the missiles!Missiles sounds safer than using a direct blast again since we've taken their shield down.
>>47737200>Get in close
>>47737217Her ship knows where to go~
We should have Tank walk in first and have imouto panic. Then walk around hands on hip and break out the disappointed speech.
>>47737263I'm just waiting for the moment when we do that with Super Heavy Power Armor (probably big enough for Sam needing a ladder to get into.
>>47737200"Get in close and use the missiles!" You command."Roger!" Amy grunts as she pushes forward on the control yoke, slingshotting the Gullinbursti around a rather large asteroid and bringing the nose back in line with the Long Claw. The pirate ship seems to be expecting the move, as it swings its own nose around and lets loose with a flurry of mass driver shells, pounding Gullinbursti's shields relentlessly. However, the shields hold, at least for now. Amy keeps up the speed, taking the Gullinbursti past the Long Claw's nose so that both yours and Carly's ships were side by side."FIRE!" You bark.Elsa cackles a she lets loose another volley of missiles. This close, there's no way the Long Claw could intercept them, and you see the explosive tear into the pirate ship's hull, lighting fires and ripping and melting armor plating. However, the Long Claw's origins as a Hegemony ship prove true, as the hull stays intact despite dozens of missile impacts. However, that doesn't mean Long Claw had no means of retaliating. The pirate ship fires off its own volley of missiles directly into Gullinbursti's shields. You flux meter shrieks as your reactor works to keep the defense barrier maintained."We're taking hits!" Bradford words."Shields are still intact." Lida reports. "Serious hull damage on the enemy ship.""They're bleeding! We can beat 'em in a slugfest!" Elsa whoops happily. 80/120 Flux80/80 Hull>Continue the close range assault!>Try to get some distance now.>See if Carly is willing to talk now.>Other
>>47737387>>See if Carly is willing to talk now.Time to open up Comms.
>>47737387>>Continue the close range assault!Hah! We're winning!
>>47737387>>Continue the close range assault!Let kill her and go to sleepzzzzz.....
>>47737387>>Continue the close range assault!>>47737393Naw, we gotta board the ship before revealing who we are.
>>47737387>See if Carly is willing to talk
>>47737387>See if Carly is willing to talk now.
>>47737387>>See if Carly is willing to talk now."CAAAAAARRRLLYYYYYY!!!"
>>47737387>>Continue the close range assault!Good, it's working, and we can hit them until they're fully disabled. Excellent!
>>47737387>>Continue the close range assault!
>>47737387>>Continue the close range assault!We're winning the slugfest, and our armor regenerates. Keep it up.
>>47737387>>Continue the close range assault!Yes, Yes! YES!!! Victory is nearly ours!
>>47737420>>47737430hull is bleeding, someone probably dead, anymore and we might need to send someone to snag carly before they go boom
>>47737387>Continue the close range assault!Time to finally Finish this fight.
>>47737387>Continue the close range assault!Once they're dead in the water, it's boarding time!
>>47737443>>47737437yes! Let utterly destroy everything she has, including her hopes, dreams and her very life!
>>47737455we just said no to Tank on any boarding action
>>47737486We only said no to boarding Carly's ship without getting into a space fight.Doesn't mean we can't send him after we disable the ship.
>>47737457We are NOT going to give her a chance to escape when it took so long to find her again. Her ship is secondary to that, and it's not like we need to completely destroy her ship to win anyways. Once she's down for the count, we can begin towing her ship to wherever we please. Also, if her dreams was about being a fucking pirate, then it's time to end that crazy dream. Who the hell would let their own sibling take up something as dangerous as piracy?!
>>47737457You're a sadistic maniac. Just saying.
>>47737486He is standing by.
>>47737505huh, and i thought he is just sarcastic there.
What I learned from this thread:Sam can be really fucking pragmatic/ruthless when it comes to family matters.
>>47737543Of course, Blood is thicker than water afterall anon, We can't let family be pirates or let them escape again.
>>47737543Carly really fucked up with her life choices, time to DISCIPLINE her in our father's stead.
>>47737543She takes no chances at all when it comes to Carly. Hell, she's more ruthless than when she was dealing with mere pirates.
>>47737387"Continue the assault!" You bark. "Keep pelting them!" "Roger that!" Elsa cackles as she keeps queuing more missiles to be launched. More missiles plunge into the Long Claw's armor, creating deep pits and rents in the hull armor. The Long Claw had to be on its last legs now-"HAHAHAHA! YA STUPID GIT!" Carly cackles as the Long Claw turns, not away, but TOWARD the Gullinbursti."Fuck!" Amy curses as she tries to maneuver to avoid, but this close, she simply doesn't have the time. "Brace for impact!" Bradford yells. Your ship's shield flickers for a brief moment as the Long Claw impacts it, but it collapses since it simply wasn't meant to hold back so much mass. The Gullinbursti shudders and you can hear a metallic shriek as the Long Claw's hull scrapes along the Gullinbursti's. And then the ship shudders."They're mag locked onto us!" Lida warns. "I think they're trying to board!" >Amy, shake them off!>Then let them come.>Tank, let's bring the fight to them!>Other
>>47737568One can only imagine what family life was like for them.>>47737580>>Tank, let's bring the fight to them!To Arms!
>>47737580>>Tank, let's bring the fight to them!
>>47737580>Then let them come.Oh she just made a biiiig mistake.....
>>47737580>>Tank, let's bring the fight to them!ARMOR UP WHEEEEEEalso, unleash the loli drones!
>>47737580>Tank, let's bring the fight to them!
>>47737580>Then let them come.Imagine we're just sitting in our captains chair when she comes in, Then we swivel around with a "Smile" on our face and say "Hello, Carly.".
>>47737580>>Then let them come.Add the biggest psychotic grin we ever had.
>>47737580>Tank, let's bring the fight to them!The best defense is a good offense.
>>47737580>>Tank, let's bring the fight to them!Are you kidding me? They've brought themselves to us?! Ahahahahahaha!!! This is simply accelerating our plans! PREPARE TO BOARD THE ENEMY SHIP!
>Sci-Fi sword fighting intensifies
>>47737532Yeah, I might have parsed that wrong. Even still, we're playing Sam a like a renegade.>>47737543And maybe this guy has a point.>>47737558We have no clue what's going on in her head. Who knows why she became a pirate? Secret government experiments? Maybe she's never going back.
>>47737621alchohol (treated by our doctor) can make loose lips *nudge nudge wink wink*, we'll find out
>>47737621>Maybe she's never going back.You say that like she has a choice, Anon.
>>47737616>Heavy Armor Sam vs. Light Armor Carly with clothing damage>the crews of both ships just sorta stop fighting each other and fraternize while watching their captains go at each other (which devolves from a serious fight to a catfight between siblings)
>>47737580"Ha, they played right into our hands." You grin madly. The rest of your crew looks at you nervously, as if you've gone crazy or something, but you don't care as you casually activate your comms. "Tank?"Tank clicks back an acknowledgement. "It's time."Tank clicks back again. He's ready and waiting.You give a full toothy smile. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEGTcLxFSSAIt looks like this battle was already decided...>And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread will be next week! And don't forget KanColle on Friday!
>>47737635I think she'd be a stronger ally if we didn't try to break her. And yeah, Carly's got options. Right now she's boarding and taking the fight to us. I don't think this is as easy as you think.
>>47737650>both of them end up degrading their armor and have lubricant spilled all over each other>crew just record the fight on their phones>>47737714G'night, Merc!
>>47737714Tank is the DOOMGuy? Oh this makes so much sense! We must not let Artya have him now....Thanks for running Merc!
>>47737714Thanks for running Merc!
>>47737714thanks for running Merc!>>47737741Maybe Tank is part of that Night Sentinel order thing, and there are many other warrior like tank clad in armor ready to RIP AND TEAR at their commanders order.
>>47737714thanks for writing!destroyer dad 5 when!?
>>47737719Can't wait to see how they'll react to each other."Wow, Sam, I didn't know you were into the kind of clothing that hugs you.""At least I have something that covers more than 40% of my body, Carly."