Welcome back, brawlers, to the thirty-eighth installment of Mecha Space Pirate Quest. I'm your host, Wong, and you are Admiral Roarke Starwind, leader of the reborn Iron Kestrels, secret crush of women from the flying vacation cities of Venus to the gas mining colonies of Uranus and Neptune, and pilot of the insurmountable Knuckle Kaiser.Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Mecha+Space+Pirate+Quest%2C+Collective+Game%2C+mechaMaster Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/sSHs0QmFUpgrade Menu: http://pastebin.com/QQQzkFZeList of Moves: http://pastebin.com/HSdyCe2yRogues' Gallery: http://pastebin.com/E9ZcDLfGLast time, you endured your first day of training hell, you both teased and rescued Karen, were forced into compromises by her, had some questions answered by the Undefeated, and watched the news like a responsible human being.Today we're starting off a little early, and for good reason. The wall of text that I'm about to post is probably the longest that will ever show up in this game, and it will be some time before I'm done posting it. I figured you would rather have a full transcript than a summary, after all. To avoid depleting my image reserves entirely, I'll be using adorable pictures of piggies for the newscast.Grab a beer if you've got any, kick back, and relax. It's time to see how deep the propaganda rabbithole goes.
Tyrone, the host, smiles at the audience, "Today we are very lucky! Full footage of the battle on Griggspont, provided by the sensor platforms of the two SOUL B mecha involved. Roll the tape!"It has been centuries since tape was used at all for video purposes, but some expressions still endure.[Continued]
“Enemy sighted, LT. No escorts besides Red Siren and some of her Harpies that I can see.” Keith's voice chirps as the footage plays. You're seeing things from his perspective, a lot of colored blips on the screen and a moving crosshair for his long-range gun. He zooms in, until at last you can see a bunch of small red mecha, Red Siren's Harpies, zipping up from the surface of Griggspont towards her ship. At the rear of their formation you can see the Knuckle Kaiser and the Archen, the Kaiser's huge shields mostly covering the gold-and-black figure of the damaged S-Flowerhorn.“Visuals confirmed, I'll keep them from closing on you if necessary. Lieutenant, huh? I'm still not used to that title. I'm not seeing anything else ei-hold on. Don't fire on Starwind, he's got Lieutenant Farragut as a shield.” McAllister's voice is firm, but sharp.“I saw. That cowardly bastard! What is it with him and honeydicking my co-workers!?” Keith growls.“Probably a fetish thing for women in uniform, stay focused. Don't underestimate these two, they're both veteran pilots and we're on our own, remember?”[Continued]
Alright time to rock and or rollLittle off topic but what did you think of Berserk Wong?
“I know to be careful, but thanks for worrying.” The kid's voice warms up, “But I'm right, aren't I? He's taking advantage of Farragut's feelings for him. He doesn't have to be honest with her, unlike you-know-who, so he can say whatever he wants to move her heart. What slime.”“Of course you're right, Ensign. Hold on, he's up to something” The camera's perspective shifts, too, to show a moving view from nearby your formation, presumably from the S-Slayer slinking around between you and Griggspont. The left side of the screen continues to show Keith's view. You see the Kaiser adjust its angle in midflight abruptly.“I'm sorry, he spotted me, he's shifted his angle so that Farragut is between me and anything vital. I can't support you and it might be dangerous to make the arrest while you're isolated.” Keith replies, sounding disappointed.“Using his own woman as a shield?”“I told you he was a coward.”[Continued]
“Unless she insisted on it. She's hard to argue with, isn't she?” Both pilots share a chuckle, “Alright, he wants to play hardball, we can play hardball. Remember what happened the last time someone tried to arrest him, just asking him to eject his cockpit and surrender won't work. We need to scare the small fry and halt their formation. Fire a warning shot at one of the Harpies, but avoid the head, that's where their cockpits are.”“Roger that!” You see the crosshair settle on the left wing of one of the Harpies. Two successive bolts of plasma streak through space, crossing the vast distance with almost perfect timing. One misses, the other tears off the Harpy's wing, “One hit!”“Good shot, but take it easy. They aren't important and might not even have a criminal record past Aiding & Abetting and Conspiracy to Produce Unlicensed Works. It's not worth hurting them over. Is he still using Farragut as a shield?” It's a little eerie watching your formation break up and you and Red Siren diving back towards the Colony.“Negative, he can't maintain that angle while dodging fire.”[Continued]
>>48081178I haven't watched it yet. Berserk is one of my all-time favorite manga, and I expect I'll enjoy the anime despite the complaints about the CGI. I can see why they skipped Lost Children, but it makes me sad because it's visually one of the best arcs and does a lot to establish everything that is terrifying and messed-up about post-Eclipse Guts.
“Good. Pressure him, he has more than enough armor to survive a few hits, but avoid his torso and head at all costs, we can't risk hitting one of our own. I'll support you with a limited missile barrage. Remember, these are warning shots!”“Roger that again.” Keith sounds unusually calm. More plasma streaks through space, and two missiles from the S-Slayer, one of the Archen's shadows taking a hit.There's a crackle of static, as though someone just switched from ally-only frequencies to hailing you, McAllister's voice ringing out loud and clear, “Halt, in the name of-”There is a loud crunch as the Kaiser's stompy boot slams down right below the viewpoint of the S-Slayer, and it tumbles off the junker. “Gah! He can see me!” The S-Slayer struggles to stop spinning and restore equilibrium, slashing at you and missing Clemmy by only a few meters. “Damn him, he's still hiding behind her. Ensign, I can't close, cover me!”Another shot, and this time you see it crinkle the metallic structure of your right arm from shoulder to elbow as if it was cheap tinfoil, “Roger!”[Continued]
>>48081271It really bumbed me out man and that's not even counting the cgi
“Both of you pirates, stop, it doesn't have to go this way. Release Lieutenant Farragut and I'm sure we can come to some sort of...” The S-Slayer, floating, can't dodge in time. The Archen's skirt whirls up, displaying the peach paintjob on its upper thighs above the black covering the rest of its legs to create the illusion of high boots. The emitter ports in her palms spark into glowing indigo light, two coherent beams slamming into the S-Slayer and scrawling all over its body. Sparks fly and the perspective shakes, warning alarms shrieking, “Damnation!”“Are you alright?!” Keith's voice sounds panicked and full of rage, “I swear, these people are evil!”“Not necessarily. I'm fine, keep shooting.” McAllister is calm and focused. More plasma streaks through space, popping another of Red Siren's holograms. You don't see plasma hitting the junker you juke around, like you remembered, but that's probably an easy edit to make and even your ASP didn't have a great view of it. Which is a shame.[Continued]
The two pirate mecha and the S-Flowerhorn vanish into a canyon loaded with ductwork, prompting an annoyed tongue-click from McAllister, “Nothing to do but make a formal arrest and hope he's spooked enough to comply. It's a longshot, but since it's our job to preserve peace and justice we have to try. I'll take point.” The S-Slayer coasts to a halt at the edge of the canyon, thrusters flaring and shields lashing in frustration.You notice, because you were looking for it, a Harpy visible hidden from view latched onto the side of a parked junker, not returning to the ship or indeed moving at all. Just as you expected. It remains still for the entirety of the footage.“But you were hit!” Keith sounds outraged, which you enjoy.“I know. It's dangerous, but it's our job. Let these pirates hear your roar of heroism, Ensign Young. You announce the arrest. Go ahead, it's all up to you.” McAllister laughs, the friendly laugh of an old hand letting the young pup get some glory.[Continued]
“Right away!” Another flicker of static, presumably Keith setting his comms to hail you. "This is Ensign Keith Young of the UJCIDF's elite SOUL B Squadron! Captain Roarke Starwind of the Iron Kestrels, for crimes including BUT NOT LIMITED TO multiple counts of piracy on the high void, conspiracy to COMMIT piracy, illicit sale of merchandise through an illegal vendor, arson, destruction of a colony, individual-scale murder, kidnapping for purpose of ransom, kidnapping an UJCIDF officer for purpose of stealing classified information, treason, MANY counts of sexual harassment, public indecency, public drunkenness, public brawling, theft of government property, grand theft starship, grand theft mecha, bank fraud upon a foreign noble, petty theft, assault and battery, aiding and abetting a criminal enterprise, destruction of private property, destruction of public property, promotion of hooliganism, disorderly conduct, manslaughter, prostitution, attempting to bribe an officer, resisting arrest, and disturbing the peace...you are under arrest. Release your hostage and surrender peacefully, or we will continue shooting."[Continued]
Red Siren harrumphs loudly, "What about ME!?" She's cute when she's indignant."Ma'am, I don't have time to read your entire criminal record, but you should really surrender too." You can hear the gloating in Keith's voice. "...Who are you again?" You ask, drily."Ensign Keith You-"Your voice interrupts him, "Oh, right. You sound just like this wet-behind-the-ears rookie from when I was momentarily held up by three SOUL members in Pumpkinseeds. If your Corporal hadn't been so cute, I probably would have torn the limbs off your mech too." Your voice is friendly, but with an unmistakable undertone of menace "And it's an impressive speech! You've grown up a little! How many hours did it take to practice it? Did your girlfriend help?" YOU think it sounds pretty impressive, but you're pretty sure there's something missing. In fact, you recall more than a few things missing from this recording.[Continued]
A rocket from the S-Slayer explodes off the ductwork. “Sorry, Ensign, Lysa's a good girl and hearing this arrogant man insult her makes me a little upset too.” McAllister apologizes, presumably over ally comms."I have a bounty computer, Captain Starwind, I don't need to memorize any-"Keith replies stiffly."Admiral." You cut him off with a growl, "Admiral Roarke Starwind. That's a real title earned through real battles. You defeated a pirate crew? That's great. I've caused the destruction of the entire Green Skulls pirate fleet. You won some sims? I've won a WAR. More importantly, when did I get prostitution? That's a new one, are you sure you're looking at the right screen?" Yep, that's unquestionably your voice, but you're sure there are parts missing, you remember Red Siren telling you not to use her name and let Keith think he can call her Rosita for an absolute certainty.A pair of indigo beams streak up from the canyon, narrowly missing the S-Slayer. McAllister tersely orders Keith to move into a better position and you see his perspective swing as the S-Slinger starts to come around to fire directly into the canyon.[Continued]
The kid's voice assumes a waspishly judgmental tone, "Obviously. You're selling your body, essentially, to acquire goods or services from Lieutenant Farragut." His voice becomes genuinely angry, "How could you, Starwind? Haven't you tried to understand her feelings for you at all!? I've heard about them at length! She loves you and wants you to do the right thing, turn yourself in, and use your admittedly considerable talents for good instead of evil. Now, obviously that's unrealistic, you're going to have to go to prison or be rehabilitated with drugs and therapy or...or something, but it's the right thing to do! Don't you have any shame about using her at all!? Maybe if you returned her love honestly, none of this would have had to happen! Think about how many people would still be alive, how much damage could have been averted!" “I'll perform the ceremony myself if you get him to give Farragut back and join the UJCIDF. I hate to admit it, but he's unquestionably an ace.” McAllister's voice is grudgingly respectful.“What can I say? I'm a bad, bad man, who is going to do horrific things to that ass. Probably while it's still in uniform! It's a tradition, you know, plundering booty." You hear yourself laughing, with an annoyed edge. You, watching this, start laughing for real, despite Karen facepalming. You're hurt they didn't play the rest of what you said, though.[Continued]
McAllister chimes in, “I think I have a shot, he's not carrying her anymore. If we can do enough damage to slow him down, we've won. Open fire.” Plasma bolts and missiles strike the ductwork, “Avoid anything that would damage the colony's main systems. A few segments might temporarily lose water pressure, but that's an easy fix.” The S-Slayer starts to make its way forward, and your grappling harpoon snaps right in front of its face, almost grabbing its head.“Careful, he's vicious.” Keith warns. McAllister grunts in acknowledgement.“In all seriousness...how could anyone expect me to be on a team with you or you?" You don't remember your voice sounding that angry.There's a few minutes of movement and the occasional shot...during which you distinctly recall trying to turn Keith against the S-Slayer's pilot, none of which seems to be on this recording.[Continued]
“You know, Keith, I've been thinking.” McAllister comments casually, “You and Lysa really should do the proper thing and get married if you're so serious about each other. I mentioned the possibility to her the other day, and while she was embarrassed she also seemed rather keen on the idea.”"That...that didn't have to...you should have consulted me." Poor Keith sounds so put-out. “I'm sorry for making your life difficult. It just sort of slipped out. As a shepherd, I am habitually prone to interfere with the flock, I'm sorry.” McAllister chuckles.“Yes, that's why I'm angry. You didn't trust me enough to tell me about this.” The kid sounds petulant. “I'm telling you now, aren't I? It's your decision, I can only advise you of what I see of God's plan.” The priest sounds aloof and slightly smug, but in a comradely way.Your voice crackles over the comms, “Girls, are you listening to this? This is a boy-becoming-a-man moment, here. Once his balls drop, little Keith might finally be a worthy opponent.” [Continued]
>>48081177>>48081209>>48081248>>48081299>>48081331>>48081361All I can think about the pigs pictures and these pigs going ham is having a nice, BIG Barbeque like picture related did, but sadly that would not be in character.Instead we'll just have to hammer them and simply make them look like fools.
“SHUT UP!” Roars Keith. Predictably, you don't shut up, “So, why didn't you tell him, you ugly son of a bitch? Don't tell me you care what your subordinates think about you? Although, if Clemmy's the lieutenant...what's your rank exactly?” “I never really figured Roarke Starwind for the marrying type. Do you think he'll ask any of his women to marry him, Keith?” McAllister's paternalistic voice is as unruffled as the feathers of a swan on a calm lake.“I don't know.” Keith grumbles, sounding sulky.Karen turns her head towards you as you sit watching the footage play. There is a frightening gleam on the lenses of her spectacles, and a speculative expression on her cute face. McAllister addresses you, “My only sin is dealing out justice to pirates.”There's silence over the comms. A few more shots, a few more missiles, but silence reigns.[Continued]
“Damn it, he's passed the S-Stiletto off to Red Siren. He's using them as a distraction while he...” The view zooms in on the Archen taking off with the black-and-gold S-Flowerhorn (S-Stilleto on paper). The Knuckle Kaiser steps out, shields raised, “No. He might be worth recruiting after all, Ensign. Look, he's protecting them.” There's the sound of slow applause from McAllister over the comms as the Kaiser retreats, keeping between SOUL B and the two women, “I'll keep them in view and see if I can hit Starwind if I get the chance.”“But your mech is damaged, it isn't safe to...” Keith's voice is full of worry.McAllister's is sharp, “I know, Ensign, but trust me. If we stop the Black Ogre, we're doing the galaxy a service. It's powerful, but I'm confident in my skill.”There is more footage of the pursuit, Keith unable to maintain firing angle due to the colony.[Continued]
“Lieutenant, there's a ship blocking my view, sensors say it's the Pure Pure Puru, a scavenger ship whose captain was dealing with Starwind. It escaped the impound recently.” Keith sounds a little panicked.“Take out their CIWS turrets if you can.” McAllister's voice is grim.“What are you planning to do!?” Keith yells.“Shut up and listen to your superior officer. The Archen is slowed down, and can't fire right now. The Black Ogre will make its move soon, if I can just destroy some of its thrusters or finish off that arm, we win. Even if I don't, we've put the Black Ogre itself to flight, and that's an accomplishment all of its own. These two are among the most skilled pirate mechjocks in the Belt, Starwind is even better than Bruce Kelly. Maybe, just maybe, I want to test myself against him.” McAllister laughs as the Knuckle Kaiser rises from the canyon like an avenging angel, blocking the S-Slayer's path to the Archen and the S-Flowerhorn it carries as they slowly make their way up towards the ship. “Launching emergency assault missile. I won't take chances.”[Continued]
>>48081644>Starwind is even better than Bruce KellyBruce is gonna be pissed if he hears that
The heavy missile streaks through space like an arrow fired from the bow of an avenging angel. It's too fast, too close to dodge. At the last second, the Kaiser's shield swings around, interposing a massive black wall of metal between the Kaiser and harm. You are actually starting to like the second-person view, you look a lot more implacable and impressive from outside.“Ensign, if something happens to me...take care of everyone.” McAllister charges, the emerald plasma edges of the beam axes incorporated into his shields igniting.“Lieutenant!” Keith calls out.The Black Ogre's blue-green thrusters and the S-Slayer's brighter emerald green ones soar towards each other. Your kick is dodged, but as the S-Slayer prepares to stab you turn on it like a true ogre, fingers stiffened like spears. You jab one hand into the S-Slayer's torso, you grab it and that must be when you tore its backup sensor apart and severed the cockpit's connection to the head, as that view becomes a field of static, leaving nothing but Keith's, picking off the CIWS turrets.[Continued]
You could have sworn he did more damage than they're showing.The sound of shredding metal echoes over the comms, then silence.“Ensign, I've successfully ejected my cockpit pod. He isn't pursuing.” McAllister's voice sounds rough, but still strong."Hear that, Keith? That's the sound of me beating another of your superiors in front of you. 2-0, for both of you. I'll be keeping the scrap, and leave you with some advice. Don't follow this asshole's example. I'm already not going to stop until I've got real blood on my hands from this one, and no matter how pretty your motives may be I'll do the same to you. Are there more? How many?" Your voice sounds weary, angry, but triumphant. It has a frightening edge to it that you didn't realize existed until now.[Continued]
Keith's voice also sounds angry, "It doesn't matter. I won't let you hurt anyone I care about, Captain Starwind. I may not be strong enough to beat you yet...but I hit you, and you didn't hit me. I think that's going to reflect a lot of how our back-and-forth goes from now on, until I hit you enough times and you end up in a cell, where you belong. Or dead." The salt in his voice could resupply a Pegasus-class mecha transport ship. "I've had bigger scratches from people I actually care about. I'm sure your lieutenant is going to leave a few marks herself. Meanwhile, try to learn something from this.” You're sure you said more than that."I understand what you're saying...but General Fairchild is crying! Can't you try to understand her feelings? All she wants to do is protect the people she cares about, too. All you're doing is helping the enemies of the Solar System with your selfishness!" You didn't hear all of this the first time, you cut your comms, and frankly it doesn't make a difference since you're quite confident the person General Fairchild cares about the most is General Fairchild. As far as you're concerned she's as guilty of killing Suleiman 1 as the Avalonians were.“Give it up, Ensign.” McAllister's voice sounds weary, “He's not listening. He doesn't want to listen. Maybe when he sees what Avalon is capable of, he'll care. Until then, as far as he's concerned our problems are our problems and his problems are his problems. There is another way, though.”With that, the footage ends.[Continued in half an hour, to give Anons time to get here and to react, as well as maybe glance at previous threads to see what's different]
>>48081742From what I can tell then added in McAllister's voice after the fact, cut anything that looked bad, and redubbed some parts. This just makes me think that McAllister isn't really the first mate and is just a public face that people will be less critical of since he's a priest
>>48081543I don't know, you cooked an awful lot of Green Skull piggies at the Battle of Auditorium.
>>48081785We figured that out from last thread. Remember, the person the doctor saw who killed our bro was a female build with different proportions. The fact it's the priest saying these things means they are hiding the true pilot from the public, along with the fact that it's a remote system. They also made no mention of Avalon to us. They said there was some stuff, but no mentions of the name.Plus side? It's making us sound more ignorant than sheer evil. We can work with that.>>48081833True, and summer IS barbeque season. How can I ignore the allure of cooking bacon and swine on a nice skewer?
>>48081177Ok, first bit; Farragut told us to turn around to prevent being shot in the back. They did not notice when our back is turned. They also seemed to be willing to aim for the torso with what Clemmy said.>>48081299Of course this part with Slayer is edited. Different voice and saying.>>48081331No mention of talking here from slayer if I recall.>>48081414Ok, THIS is modified from what we said if I recall considering we made a comment of him almost hitting superior officers TWICE now. Do they have a roarke starwind impersonator? They also cut a lot of content including what we mentioned about him being a sword. Makes us seem more arrogant.And by the looks of it, they cut out anything about our family and bro along with questioning them. A lot of the cheap shots were editted away as well. Makes us seem quite like the Ogre they want after all.
"Oof. That must have been disappointing." Tyrone addresses McAllister. The priest shrugs, "More terrifying than disappointing. You hear the word 'Ace' bandied around a lot, but it's another thing to see a real ace in action.""His fighting style is barbaric." Keith is scowling, he seems nervous and uncomfortable, "He's unable to master any other weapons, if you weren't fighting with heavily damaged armor you would have got him."The Undefeated starts laughing.McAllister shakes his head, "Unlikely. We'll set that aside, though.""So, what will Roarke Starwind do next?" Tyrone leans forward, looking fascinated."Probably continue his spree of robberies and kidnappings. So far, since becoming master of his own crew, he hasn't seriously hurt any members of the UJCIDF or the Martian Holy Militia. There was the death of a PMC commander, and he did assist Colonel Regina Hatsheput of the Jaburo in eliminating the Green Skulls, but the former was the enemy pilot's own fault and the latter was directly in line with the Colonel's mission. It just disappoints me to think of how much more good he could do if he and his allies were actually on our side. I hope to speak with him when I arrive on Auditorium." The priest smiles in a saintly way."Ah, yes, I had something about that in my notes, but details are pretty sparse, could you tell us more about that?" Tyrone glances from one pilot to the other.Keith fidgets.McAllister smiles, "Certainly. One of Jupiter's fairest flowers, the singer and amateur pilot Lysa Fleur, wants to perform a joint concert on Auditorium with the pirate idol Red Siren. It's past time we set aside our differences and focused on what brings us together. No matter who or where we are, all human beings have the same basic wants and needs. If we focus on what unites us, surely we can reach an understanding. I'm convinced, despite the views of even some of my own superiors, that the three captains can be reasoned with."[Continued]
>>48082361> Do they have a roarke starwind impersonator?Or certain select portions of what you had to say were removed.
>>48082468Well thats totally going to go well with no major catastrophes at all
>>48082590>>[Dissuade her gently]>No ones going to believe us, the best thing we can do is just wait until we have a better opportunity to Prove what they say is wrong
>>48082590>>[Dissuade her gently]
Tyrone glances at an offscreen clock, "That's all the time we have for now. We'll be right back, with authoress Priory Quintalla. She holds a very different opinion of Admiral Starwind, as reflected in her new holobook, 'Is Roarke Starwind the Biggest Misogynist in Space?' It's sure to be thrilling!" You can almost hear the wince in his voice, before JNN goes to commercial. This time, it's an advert for timeshares on Venus.Karen, meanwhile, is puffing up like an angry little cat herself. Her frizzy braids are practically standing on end, "I-I'm going to call in! I watched that footage, and they edited it! I'm going to put it all over the holonet that they're unfairly slandering you." She fumbles for her PC, nearly dropping the last of the meaty bread concoction she made for you, but you reach up and grab her arm.>[Encourage her]>[Dissuade her gently]>[Dissuade her sharply]
>>48082642>>[Dissuade her gently]>Is Roarke Starwind the Biggest Misogynist in Space?' Holy hell that is one heck of a Claim
>>48081573>>48081531And HERE is the cover up for when First Mate did his whole speil. They really tried to make themselves look good, and it certainly seems off here.>>48081622Now THIS, is interesting. They really do seem to be interested in us, at least in trying to make us recruitable. If they can't have the Green Skulls, they can have us. The further example seem to be hiding that we destroyed the remote pod as well. An implacible, scary wall that has fought monsters and sounds weary. Of course, they can't show our true message and have to doll it up like nuts, but this makes it sound like a rivalry. And the 2-0.. that sounds like more about 'we beat you once each' than us fighting him twice.>>48082468And there we go. They likely got the data from Mr Angry and relayed it to Fairchild that we saw the avalon ship. Chances are they are going to try and recruit us to their cause as privateers. A nice idea if it wasn't fairchild.>>48082590>[Dissuade her gently] This is obviously a trap karen. With the ammount of PR power they have, they can just shut down any small attempt by us. Rather, gather as much data as you can on those involved. Scour sources, search where you can and serve as our eyes on the ent as large. Try and make us look good on the net by showing our accomplishments.If we can't fight them directly, fight them indirectly. Make us look tough but fair, similar to what they seem to do to us, but use real life example to improve it. Maybe some videos of our crew having fun could work?Also;>Priory QuintallaThat name sounds quite familiar. Does she not a quintet of dudes?
Well, that was frankly insulting to our character.But they are THE MAN, so what could we reasonably expect?Hmm, do we let Karen go through with the footage or stop her?Personally I don't give a flying fuck how they try to spin shit, we're the best damn pirate this side of Luffy and we'll continue to be that despite, and quite frankly in spite of, anything they might say.
>>48082822For the most part, they don't seem to be calling us weak. If anything they are saying we are strong, scary, but possibly reasonable. Hence the dual concert. Which will likely occur during our tournament.We won't really be able to spin the info against the navy. They have too much PR power. We can however still make ourselves look good and root ourselves into the public's eye. In short, don't bother trying to counter in a game that they have every rule in their favor, and simply play a different game that isn't about them.
"Thank you, Karen, but don't bother. This is obviously a trap, no one will believe us if we counter their story with our own and a synthesized voice spouting angry nonsense in place of a RCC priest who's been unexpectedly complimentary to us. The UJCIDF can reach a much larger audience than we can. Maybe if we get a better opportunity, but until then, just gather information. Maybe we release a vid or too showing how much fun it is to be a pirate?" You pull her pigtails, and this time she doesn't whine about it.The Undefeated nods, "Smart thinking.""As for the upcoming segment, feel free to say whatever you want to Ms. Quintalla." You throw her that bone with a sweet smile, and a twinkle of glee manifests in Karen's eyes.At that moment, your PC beeps, alerting you of an incoming call. It's from Red Siren. Karen glances down and scowls at the rather risque Caller-ID image Rosita has on your PC. The pirate idol went with one that's technically of her naked, her bits and breasts covered by a pair of large Chinese fans. She's making a cute face and winking. Karen's, by contrast, is still the same image of you, her, and Captain Ozark with an arm slung around each of you from back when you were a teenager and she was practically a kid. You swear she mutters a word that rhymes with 'door' under her breath before she picks up her own PC and begins dialing.[Continued]
"You know, Roarke, what that priest said about marrying some of your women might actually have some merit..." The Undefeated begins. Karen's eyes gleam behind their glasses."Oh wow I have to take this it's an emergency call sorry Master I'll be right back." You reply in one breath, lurch to your feet despite the way your tortured muscles shriek at you, and stumble out of the cabin with Domon at your heels. "Roarke! Darling~ Are you alright, how is everything~? How is your training~?" Rosita purrs over the line."I hurt everywhere, so it must be working." You lean against the rough wood of the house."Do you want me to have a sharp word with your teacher? After all, he's a tenant on my colony, I'm sure he'll listen if I tell him to go a bit easier on my beloved." She replies."Absolutely not. Seriously, I know you're trying to help, but please don't. He won't listen and I won't get stronger unless I'm pushed to my limits." Your voice must have sounded a little sharp, because you can hear a pouty little hrmph from her over the line."If you say so. Oh, guess what I just did! You're going to be so proud. I just negotiated my first legally sold recording since I left Europa! Isn't it wonderful!? I'll get most of the profit, and all I have to do is perform a concert with this cute l'il lookalike of mine. I've already agreed to everything, except for some reason she keeps changing the subject when I talk about matching outfits. Isn't that odd? I'm sure she'll come around. She's bringing escorts, though, otherwise at the end I'd have a cute l'il hostage and a cute l'il ransom~ So, what do you think? Won't this be lovely, darling?">[Encourage her]>[Try to talk her out of it]>[Noncommittal grunts]
>>48083155>Let her know what exactly is going on
>>48082992>"As for the upcoming segment, feel free to say whatever you want to Ms. Quintalla."And suddenly smug anime girls and >s everywhere.>>48083155>[Encourage her]This might be a good time for the tournament as well. Get more publicity and sales as it were. Still, the girl is bringing escorts, and by the sound of it, they seem to be planning something. might be a good idea to get security up to speed on that person who sneaked off the transport. Either way, this isn't as simple as it seems, so be a bit cautious. Who knows, we could probably turn their plan on their head if they try something by being good hosts.
>>48083226Holding the tournament when they come might actually be a really good idea, if the navy is planning something we would really throw them off with this and might ruin their plans
>>48083303It would tighten security to start with and draw on a lot more active fighters and eyes. While it might make it easier to hide in a crowd, any covert action becomes that more difficult when it comes to primary targets of high fame. So long as the cameras are working and Karen acts as the eyes of the colony along with a good team, we should be able cover multiple bases.
"It's a good idea. I'm proud of you, I always knew you were a shrewd businesswoman." You smile.She giggles, "Stop it! You're making me want to come out there and visit you."You try to imagine her swanning around the cabin getting under the Undefeated's feet, and wince a little, "Maybe later. I have some things to tell you..." You fill her in, and she tuts in disapproval."That ghastly little boy. Well, I suppose if she wants to be like me that girlfriend of his can't be too awful. So long as she doesn't get in the way of my singing, I can tolerate them both...oh, by the way, did a certain plain girl with a dress style that doesn't flatter her make it to you with that...that ungodly concoction she was baking? I may have told her there weren't any wild animals in the woods, and in retrospect that might not have been as good of an idea as it seemed at the time. Ehe." She chuckles nervously.>[Yes, she's fine]>[No, I haven't seen her]>[What girl?]>[I'm afraid I have some bad news. A tiger got her...]
>>48083408>>[I'm afraid I have some bad news. A tiger got her...]Time to punish her by making her feel like shit
>>48083408>certain plain girl with a dress style that doesn't flatter herHaha, nice one Wong. Red definitely wears the cheongsam better.>[Yes, she's fine]I got stuck in a tight hole. It was a struggle pulling out.
>>48083408Naughty naughty, bad siren.Karen could have gotten hurt, or worse.Man I wish we could have held on to Fatima*, we need someone to get our girls to stop trying to kill each other.>[Yes, she's fine]*Her name was Fatima right, or am I not remembering that correctly?
>>48083450I dunno man. Sam may have the highest empathy score but Rosita knows Roarke. Red understands Roarke's emotions the best IMO. She could call any bluff we make. She'd prolly punk us by feigning crying and despair.
>>48083408>>48083450A bit of trolling is fine. Truthful trolling. A tiger got to her first and she was already six feet under. I wanted to bury her, but the tiger appeared behind me. I managed to land in the hole with her.. even gave her pigtail a tug for old time's sake. Even had a talk with her down there. But no, we had to drag her out when help arrived. In fact, I can hear her now...And thats when we take her phone to the door where Karen is shit posting loudly.The meat bread was pretty tasty though and she seems to be enjoying herself, so she's fine by the way.
>>48083408>[I'm afraid I have some bad news. A tiger got her...]I know it's mean but she has honestly should try and be nicer to Karen.
>>48083458>Haha, nice one Wong. Red definitely wears the cheongsam better.Someday, the chance to protect Red Siren's smile will be hanging in the air, and on that day you will learn to rue these comments that broke the peace.
>>48083458If Wardrobe & Appearance was a skill I actually used in this game, Red's would be very high. The thing is, she can't quite pull off a cheongsam or coveralls like Karen can.
>>48083526Fuck off. Red is going to get kidnapped or attacked during her performance. It's a cliche plot development that anyone can call a mile away. Karenfags prove to be literally the worst throughout the quest. Can't take any light jabbing.
>>48083602Karen has Outfit specialization: Cheongsam and coveralls are a mechanic proficiency. Now why she took that instead of iron hear surge is beyond me.
>>48083618Oh, so when it's my waifu you suggest burying her and leaving for real, but when it's your waifu things are suddenly different, right?Fu fu fu~ Truly Crimson Strumpetfags have no equals in villainy~
You sigh heavily, and put the PC down by your side for a moment, trying to stifle your laughter at the idea you just had."Roarke? Darling? Have you seen her or not? I swear, if I have to send out a search party for her..." She grumbles."It's too late for that." You muster your cool to the utmost, your voice stony, calm, and cold, "It was too late when I found her.""R-R-Roarke? What...what are you saying..." Her voice drops into a whisper."A tiger got to her first. When I arrived, she...she was already six feet under." Your voice shakes a little. Just thinking about Karen getting hurt is enough to make your voice lose a little of its stoicism. After all, unlike the others she isn't a pilot, she's a civilian, you can be a bit more protective of her than of your more warlike girls."Oh Jove no..." Red Siren's voice is agonized, "Wait, a tiger? Oh no, oh no oh no oh no...""I wanted to bury her, but the tiger appeared behind me. At least I managed to give her pigtail one last tug, the way I always used to..." You let your voice trail off.She sniffles, "Oh dear...oh darling...I...even if she was always in my way...this...this isn't what I wanted!" She wails."Sometimes, I can still hear her voice. I even talk to her, crazy as that sounds." You inject a tinge of weariness into her voice."...Except you are full of shit and an awful, awful liar. Roarke Starwind, you brute! Don't try to toy with me like that!" Her voice swells into a melodious roar, "Do you really think I'm stupid!? I know you love her too! You wouldn't let a tiger stop you from burying her!" Her voice softens, "You big dork. At least she has good taste.""INTERNALIZED MISOGYNY ISN'T EVEN REAL! YOU'RE JUST A JEALOUS OLD HAG TRYING TO TELL OTHER PEOPLE HOW THEY FEEL BECAUSE YOU CAN'T EXIST WITHOUT FITTING EVERYTHING INTO THE STUPID PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS OF YOURS! I'M ON TO YOU!" Karen's voice roars cheerfully from the window.[Continued]
What does it say about me if my favorites are Karen and Clemmy?
>>48083895Let your inner shitposter flow Roarke
>>48083910That you have good taste?
>>48083895Yes.. yes this is worth it entirely. Also, First Disciple Domon says hi. And then we show her a picture of Domon. Red is a good woman, but sometimes she needs to keep her ego in control.
"Don't bullshit me either, China Girl, you were falling for it up until the tiger part." You smile, knowing you're right.She chuckles, "Guilty, my love, guilty as always. Er, was there really a tiger? Not...not that I'm expecting there to be one or anything.""I'll let Senior Brother answer that." You hold the PC in front of the tiger, who sniffs loudly at it and growls questioningly."KYAAAA! Stripesy McFlufflesbury survived~! I was so sad when he vanished! Oh Stripesy-wipesy! Bring him back to me, Roarke! He's mine, I paid a lot for him!"The tiger hears her voice, his ears flatten against his head, and he scampers away. You see deep-buried trauma in those mysterious feline eyes of his."I think he's perfectly happy here, with the Undefeated. And being named Domon, not...what did you say you called him?" You fight back gales of laughter."Stripesy McFlufflesbury. What? Isn't that a good name for a tiger?" She sounds mystified, then grumpy, "He's my tiger, not that old man's. I want him!" You can practically hear her stomp her booted foot."Rosita, if you want a pet, you have to take care of it. Domon grew up with the Undefeated, he likes it here in the woods, eating deer and...oh hell, what's that he's chewing on?" You take a moment to examine the ball of fuzz between Domon's paws, "Raccoons." The tiger chomps down on the animal's skull with a happy growl, "If I brought him back, he'd just run away again unless you trapped him or chained him up somehow, which would make him upset."She sighs, "At least I have one big, strong animal to comfort me when I'm feeling down...""That's my girl. I'll see you soon. Be nicer to the others for me, okay?" You smile."I'll try. At least Samantha is a proper lady." She sniffs, "This Lieutenant insists you're getting married, and she tried to buy knockout pills from one of my chemists. Be careful.""I really will try to be." You swear.[Continued]
This is like putting up with children, but your fucking them
>>48084207That wasn't going to come out any better then the way I wrote it
When you get back inside, a purple-haired woman runs off Tyrone's set in tears. Karen has never looked so smug, "...And that's what happens when you mess with me. You get brought to the attention of every Roarke Starwind fansite on the holonet that I moderate AND THE STORM FALLS UPON YOU!" She puffs out her substantial chest in pride.The Undefeated looks shellshocked, "I've never heard anything so brutal in my life. Will she survive?"Karen smirks happily, "Her dignity won't. Roarke, did that overdressed woman want anything important?""She wanted to make sure you were alright.""Why? She said these woods were perfectly safe, and those noises you hear at night are caused by small, fuzzy animals called 'wolfs' that are like tiny, adorable dogs." She smiles in complete sincerity, helping you back into your chair and pouring you more scotch."Karen, next time you go wandering in the woods, take me with you. It'll be a romantic outing for us, because I've actually watched Species of Earth and know that wolves are no joking matter." You reply.The Undefeated sighs, "Right, it's time for me to go to bed. Don't keep him up too late." He gets up, heading upstairs.Karen takes the opportunity to join you on the couch, laying full-length against you and getting comfy, lightly petting your hair.>[Is there anything you want to talk to her about?]>[Go to sleep]
>>48084423How smug are we talking here Wong?
>>48084423>[Is there anything you want to talk to her about?]How good can she set up a security camera system? One with a few redundencies? Figured she would be the go to person for that involving the mech tournament along with making sure the machines run properly. Would give us some piece of mind and a early warning system. Maybe chat about a few ideas for the Kaiser(like those glorious bits), but other than that, it's off to bed.Honestly, I have been working on a disruptive style heavy fist meant for heavy armor and reactive shields. Won't hit as often as the standard rocket fist, but it'd be a nasty surprise for energy types.
>>48084423>>[Is there anything you want to talk to her about?]Ya lets talk to her about all those aces that she found out about online
>>48084493Karen is approaching critical levels of smug.
>>48084503By the way, it's gonna be a few minutes. Dinner just arrived and my wrist is also cramping up a little.
>>48084553Thats fine. I'll work on a few knuckle designs for our fists.. including a actual returning rocket punch. For that extra bit of surprise range.
Wait, wait, what the fuck. We're letting Red Siren do this appearance? On the stage with First Mate? This is the worst fucking idea ever.
>>48084667Thats why were doing the tournament to dissuade them from pulling anything while still getting the publicity benefit for being willing to talk to the navy
>>48084667No she will be doing the performance with Jesus's girlfriend. We'll make plans just in case shtf which it will, honestly don't know why you all are freaking out.
>>48084701Can we atleast warn Rosita about our suspicions?
>>48084714Yes. Jesus's girlfriend. Who we suspect strongly is First Mate.
>>48084715Pretty sure she's already suspicious about it herself. Don't become a pirate captain by being foolish.
>>48084667Different person by the looks of it. Mask's pilot was a adult female, not a tween. Pretty face, but more words than actions. We did warn her a bit at least, so she should know.As is, we need to play it smart about this and keep an eye on people who match the doc's description of the female, and the two people moe was locked away with. Those are the sort we should be afraid of.
>>48084760We need to worry more about the chick who did the sabotage. The Aussie is a wild card.
>>48084760I seriously think it's her. Maybe I'm way off, but I can't shake it, like, at all. If nothing else, she's batshit insane.
Is this Karen if she joined the UJCIDF and worked for Fairchild?
>>48084797And a friendly reminder that the fields that grow the fucks we give are as barren as the toxic flesh cavern between your mother's legs that spawned you.
>>48084839Just report it and ignore it. The mods have been cracking down on that shit lately.
>>48084793Did she just shoot a man after throwing him out of a plane?
>>48084839I mean /qst/ has some decent quest on it but the majority is just absolute garbage troll quests.
>>48084786Mind sharing why you feel that way? I don't remember Wong ever specifying much about the person who killed Triple C besides 'female' and 'in a pilot suit', but it's a possibility.
>>48084890When you gotta kill a man, why not do it in style?
>>48084890Guess she really wants to be sure the man is dead.Got to admire her work ethic.
>>48084909About 80% a gut feeling, but the other 20% seem to be the way Jesus trusts her without question. I feel like if it was anyone else, Jesus would have wrecked Mask over the shit with the Green Skulls. Even if he is an idiot, a massive one, he's got a strong moral compass. But she's under his skin, in his head. He would trust her and listen to any excuse she fed him.
>>48084786As is, I think it is more the sabotauge chick. Her timing during the whole situation seems to fit. Gets caught on the Jaburo, bails out, plants bombs over the ship(which is mask's specialty), flees with Aussie to the first freighter. Activates her remote system on a harpy, sends the Drone Slayer on it's way. Drone makes hole, fights us, Harpy goes into colony and hides. Mask sneaks onto second freighter for our rescue mission, kills girl, takes her place, takes her harpy, flies off to ship, alerts Jesus, and activates her second slayer.It fits a lot of pieces together and explains the timing a bit to me.
>>48084958It's funny, because warnings and short bans have been handed out for the exact thing you're doing now. So I guess we'll see, huh?
>>48084938So he's basically extremely pussywhipped by an insane bitch hellbent on mass murder and being a bitch of the highest caliber?
>>48084976Yup. Just like canon Kira.
"Say, Karen, how good are you at security systems?" You stroke her back as she nuzzles into you. It's hard to get tired of her curves. You're not quite sure whether she or Red Siren has the best chest, but Karen has the roundest, fullest butt and widest hips. You shift fully onto your back, looking up at the ceiling as the night insects start their usual symphony."The best." She answers without hesitation."So, you could manage setting up the cams for the tournament? Do you think you could also make sure the machines competing are up to spec and not cheating?" You look down at her, she looks up at you.She nods, "I was already planning on it." She looks away, "Hey, Roarke...""Yes?" You reply. Her voice is a little too serious for your liking."Samantha recorded everything she heard and saw aboard the Avalon ship. She showed it to all of us girls. I just wanted to say...I'm really, really happy you didn't join with them." There's something cold in her voice."Karen." You sit up a little, putting your arms around her waist, "What's wrong?"She chews on her lower lip for a minute, then just says it outright, "So it rained for a week when this Lady of theirs found out what happened on Mars, right?" This isn't explosive anger, like what the author earlier had to endure. No, this is a deep, dark rage, "So where were all of her tears for Jegal 6? For the Serpico system? For the Rjuntad colonies or New Bangladesh?" Her fingers dig into your arms slightly, her voice harsh, "Did she cry over any of the people enslaved by the Green Men? Did she cry for my grandpa's friends and students who died even though they weren't active combatants? The Green Men MADE people like the Green Skulls. The things they did warped the whole galaxy. If I ever get near that bitch with a wrench, she's dead." She buries her face in your neck, her braids tickling your nose, "Dunno what I would have done if you'd accepted. I'm glad I don't have to think about it."[Continued]
>>48084900I'm not migrating because, last I heard, only OP can post images. That means no quest fanart. If I'd moved to /qst/, we would never have pictures of Clemmy with her hard-earned mug, and wouldn't that be sad?
>>48084975They have, but it's not against the rules anywhere. Mods just side with you because they don't like people having their opinions different than theirs. They're acting like children that throw a fit when someone says they're wrong.
>>48084988I swear this boy never had a proper man in his childhood.Hell the first lesson my dad ever taught me when I hit puberty was to never stick your dick in crazy.That's how you end up with a knife in your back and your dick chopped off and thrown in a field somewhere.
>>48085015If they fox that then that fixes a problem. It shouldn't be that way.
>>48085036Aye. Much as I love my mother, that's one of many lessons I had to learn on my own. Thankfully it just ended with several things being on fire, instead of someone getting hurt.
>>48085015yea why that mod thought that was a good idea we will never know, but we can still post pics over there, it's as said though some decent quests but majority shit quests. honestly though, only the OP being able to post images on an Mongolian throat-singing IMAGE board? fucker was all levels of retarded.
>>48085064The whole idea behind /qst/ was pants on head retarded. It's something a very small minority of assholes threw a fit for, and exactly noone else, AND it was poorly executed on all fronts. /qst/ maintains a couple of good quests, but for the most part it's garbage and trolls. Let it rot. We've got /tg/.
>>48084988I still stick by my theory here >>48084957 but know doubt that Lysa is a monster in her own way.A manipulative one who is willing to turn plowshares into swords and stoke wars that can end entire geneologies and planets, but not Mask's brand of crazy.
>>48085060Could have been worse man, you could have been like my brother.The only thing worse than a crazy bitch? A crazy bitch that knows actual fucking Voodoo, has somehow got some of your hair, and has built a shrine to you.Lets just say he was really fucking cautious for a while after that shit.
>>48085090That's why you don't date Haitians anon.
>>48085090Man, I don't believe in that shit... but I'd probably still figure better safe than sorry. I'd rather play it safe and look a bit like a moron than, well, any of the many bad things that could sprout from that shit being real.
>>48085113That's the worse thing, he wasn't even dating this girl.Until somebody found the shrine in her goddamn closet my brother didn't even know this girl existed.
"I never even thought about it. As polite as he was, once I knew what he was working for I had no intention of joining forces with Duke Eustace." You hug her tight.She smiles and sighs, "I know. You're the hero I've been holding out for, after all. A real hero, not one who needs edited propaganda footage to look heroic. You're someone who can fight to the very limits of his life and still come back to me...and I'll always be there for you, to fix your mech, to treat your wounds, to make you a hot meal, to do anything...anything for you. It's hard to have a home when you're constantly moving, but I hope that when you're with me, you know that you're home. That's all I want, all the happiness I need. Even if we had nothing else, at least we'll always have each other." She smiles against your skin, and you pull her up for a kiss instead of answering with words. She kisses you for several long moments, her pink lips curved in a happy smile, then pulls back, "...And I think you've done the right thing, not antagonizing the military too much. From what Samantha says, it wasn't your fault when you beat up her brother, and even their Colonel likes you. I'd rather help them than help Avalon." She frowns, "Don't take that as an endorsement to join the military or anything! You look much better in shades and a jacket than in gold braid and riding boots."Suddenly, she smacks herself on the forehead, "Shades. Oh, oh I almost forgot." She grins, "I have presents for you." She reaches for her discarded backpack, and pulls out two small boxes, "The best kind of presents, homemade ones.""Homemade presents?" You think back, momentarily remembering a Saturnalia during your childhood. Your mom gave you a plush monkey she'd made from scraps of old fabric. Even though you'd wanted a bike, you pretended to like it. Somehow, though, you don't think you'll have to pretend to like this.Karen opens the box.[Continued]
>>48085258Oh boy I hope its that Bicycle Roarke always wanted
"Gloves with brass knuckles?" They're a pair of sturdy gloves, made of some advanced-looking material and with small, unobtrusive spines on the knuckles, the same flat black as the gloves themselves.She shakes her head with a demure little smile, "Nanofiber gauntlets made from the same stuff as your grappling harpoon. With taser knuckles. You could stop a monosword with your palm wearing these, and knock out Domon with a punch. There's a reflex switch near the wrists so you don't shock people you don't want to shock." She says, looking somehow both shy and pleased with herself.She opens the second box. The shades inside are identical to your current ones, "I didn't think you'd want them to look too fancy, but I was able to add a lot of functionality. It's not a full ASP, but they have night vision capabilities, zoom functionality, full infrared and UV detection, automatically adjust for brightness to a truly remarkable degree, and if you hit this little button here you can see what's behind you." She smiles, "Plus, they make you look cool. Happy birthday."Oh. Right. You'd honestly almost forgotten about that.
>>48085258Oh man, did our shades get an upgrade? Do they reflect lasers and bullets now? DO THEY SHOOT LASERS?As an aside, I managed to do the math for that big fist idea of mine. For a Mega Heavy Arm, with Mega Heavy Beta Armor, a Megaheavy mounted shield, 10 thrusters for 10 MA, and a 12 kill hand, disruptive and armor piercing fist that takes up one space(so it has 10 MA), it's 114.5 CP. With the +3 to damage from knuckles, this thing can take down a 30 sp reactive shield with one punch.
Karen is best girl, or at the very least she's close to the goddamn top.Taser knuckles, freaking taser knuckles.
>>48085328Wonder what all the other waifus got us
>>48085328Don the sunglasses and give her a hug and a kiss. These are amazing gifts and show her talent.
>>48085383Agreed. Based Karen.
You put on the sunglasses. Your old pair were getting pretty worn and one of the thingies that fit over the ear was getting loose. These, though, don't seem like they'll have that problem. Whatever the metal is, it's clearly a lot more expensive and the hinges look to have been hand-tooled."You could run over those with a landtruck and they wouldn't get scratched." She boasts, "They've got a few more functions, like making most efficient use of any ambient light and being able to take pictures that get uploaded to your PC...once I set that up for you...but I accidentally left the manual on my desk so...ooomph!" She squeaks.She squeaks because you hug her and kiss her. You kiss her a lot, tell her between kisses that these are amazing gifts and holy shit freaking taser knuckles, and for a while there isn't much talking between you at all. Eventually, you carry her to the guest bedroom over your shoulder, and the two of you do your best to keep quiet and avoid waking up the Undefeated.Later, she's naked in your arms, still sprawled on top of you with a blanket over her back like a cape. Her glasses are on the bedside table, next to your shades and the box holding your new gloves, her hands gently grasping yours as she coos with contentment."Ahhh...afu...mmnnhehehe...you know, you really are the best. At first I was a little upset that knowing you're the best wasn't my secret anymore, but...it's nice when you go looking on the holonet to find out who the system's top aces are and see your boyfriend's name mentioned so many times." She laughs, "I, uh, even when I trolled a little people were still agreeing with me. I did get some other names, though. Or we could talk about it tomorrow, I'm probably not being very romantic, right?" She smiles shyly.You shake your head, "I like the way you are." You say simply, kissing the bridge of her nose where the little marks from her glasses are.[Continued]
May I just ask why Wong said he was posting pigs and then posted Minmei up near the top?
Hey guys, still working on some stuff, fan art type stuff not started in gimp. Feedback before I take it past sketches? Apologies for the quality, pic taken from my phone.
>>48085706Looks good anon
>>48085706Thats certainly a more metal design of the kaiser's head. I could actually see it fit the First Mate a bit better than us. Not bad though. The Kaiser if I recall used a visor, no crest and more a 'Brave' style face with that toothy grin.
Hey Wong, Space-Mobius 1 when?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZBoiW460nU
>>48085745the heart-ish shape at the top is the visor split in half and raised up, the crest question mark bit was from when we shooped the visor head on the Kabakali, the first attempt kept it, the later cleaned up one didnt.
>>48085706Love that grin.It promises violence most foul upon his enemies.
"Anyway, go on and tell me about them. Tomorrow I might not be conscious enough after training to hear it.""Well, I guess there were a few things. I went to GYchan first." She looks slightly embarrassed, "I made some pretty inflammatory posts, but as always, people took the bait and responded. Some people said Red Siren, which I think can safely be disregarded." She sniffs disapprovingly, "But there's also a lot of people who say Hakim the Kinless, even though he's too old to pilot much anymore. I guess that makes sense, since he's a famous revolutionary and the caliph. His mechtank, the Ayla, is pretty famous. There's also a girl pilot, Dejah Thoris, who's supposed to be unbeatable in a flyer. She has a large fan following, but she always flies with an opaque mask and pilot suit, so nobody knows who she really is. I'm guessing the name is a pseudonym." She smiles awkwardly."It is. It's from a series, Jon Carter of Mars. We read it in class back on Io." You loosely tug one of her pigtails, the one that didn't come out while you were testing the sturdiness of the guest bed.She makes a face, "That explains why I didn't know about it." Karen has never had any formal schooling. She might be a genius, but there are certain things most people know that she just doesn't, in the same way that Sherlock Holmes, when you read Doyle's work in class, didn't know anything about planets besides Earth or believe in evolution. "Supposedly she's mostly a Scimitar and Tulwar ace."You pause momentarily to consider this. You have a sudden, sneaking suspicion, but it almost seems wildly improbable...and with a pang of regret, you realize you might never again see Fatima to confirm your suspicions."Besides that, there's Bluegill Joe, if he's still alive, Rudolph Merrow, Sister Gail Breenburg of the Reformed Catholic Church, Don Quai the Swift Defender of Venus...then I went on the UJCIDF boards." [Continued]
>>48085706I love it, but like most things I leave it up to the player's aesthetic choices. Also REMOVE STORE FRONT. Captcha please.
>>48085824Ahh, well in some of the earlier threads the op picture is one particular head that uses a visor that looks like a row of teeth. I can quickly dig it up, but thats the head I see with a more human like face with a toothy grin underneath. Its a nice design though.
>>48085871>Sister Gail BreenburgIm guessing either Saber or Eda
>>48085921My money is on bridget from guilty gear.
>>48085902please do, the discussion gives me an idea about wildly conflicting wanted posters put up in different space stations, each body is the same but no 2 pilots agree on whats under the visor. a grinning demon motif popular in martian space, a cocksure hero's grin on California station, either red sirens or roarkes actual likeness is the popular opinion on auditorium, etc.
>>48085921Please not Eda, that would mean Space Revy is somewhere out there
>>48086000know what, no let it be Eda, Space Revy would be awesome.
>>48086000>Doesn't want to fuck space ReviWhat are you a faggot?
>>48085978Alright, here you go. The design was based on something called the Phobos, which was from a older mech design quest, so it's got a bit of history.
>>48086027I have recanted my statement. And implying we would be able to steal Space Revi from Space Rock. or the other way around.
"I admit I...may have said some, uh, some things about you stealing their girlfriends and asking why they even tried and, you know, sort of got a little too into it for a while." She looks embarrassed but her smile slowly becomes a smirk, "I got banned six times by a moderator for making fun of her 'highbrow Sapphic poetry' and saying some...some things I don't really regret about how the girl in her poems probably would rather have Roarke steaks than salty oysters, but I got responses! Pretty much everyone who answered seriously said Colonel Ziemowit Stern, but there was also a lot of support for Lieutenant Alice Farragut...I'd still rather call her Clemmy. I like her when she's not being too violent or possessive of you. She said I could be a good swordswoman if I worked at it, and we're both fans of the Thoroughbred MP frame. I'm planning to fix up her Flowerhorn when I have some spare time, it should be fun to play with the variable plasma output systems her beam sabers use. Although one of her supporters really managed to make me mad, and that doesn't happen often over the internet. He also said Rudolph Merrow would kick your ass, but it's hard to argue with that since Rudolph Merrow is a legend. Even if I think you'd still win because his mech has to be ancient by now and yours is invincible. There were a bunch of names from the Extrasolar Division, too. General Jersey with the Megabass and Laurence Heim spring to mind, those were mentioned a lot. It's kind of hard to sift through it when people will post themselves or someone they look up to and I have to research them to find out they're either not that impressive or they're young aces who might be dangerous someday but aren't a threat right now. Some girl who was acting like she's Merrow Jr's girlfriend kept challenging me to duel her one on one if I didn't think her boy was the best ace ever, and I'm pretty sure that Keith Young kid from the news broadcast was claiming he could beat you."[Continued]
>>48086000You're tempting me.
>>48086070That depends on who you already have picked out for her
>>48086070Do it Wong, Space Black Lagoon and Space Roanapur
>>48086057This. She's Rock's girl.
>>48086078Isn't it the other way around?
>>48086058So.. looks like Lysa is a mod and Fairchild was REEEEing as well. Good job Karen.
>>48086094Is Fairchild a robot?
>>48086141Theres an awful lot of pirate chad stole my girlfriend threads on space /r9k/
i love that she traumatized our master with her shit posting prowess
>>48086141Fairchild is the Admiral we are butting heads with. Hates our guts and loves Clemmy in the lesbian way. She also seemed to have a thing for our mom and may have known the original pilot of the Thoroughbred.
What if girls like Karen are posting on 4chan right now?
>>48086181I meant as in /r9k/ robot anon.
>>48086242Oh no. See, hers is a true hate. A living hate. With many people I can see their rees being exaggerations. But with how revenge hungry and down right cruel(and autistic) she is, I can see her freaking the hell out like some tween on tumbler who had someone disagree with her on some political view she picked up randomly.The TRUE form of the lady neck beard as it were.
"Oh I bet." You laugh, "Yes, I absolutely bet he was saying that."She laughs along with you, stretches, and yawns, "There's a few weird legends, like Blue Moon of Jegal 6 and the Terran mecha, and I'm sure there are others who just don't make the news often enough to permeate the public consciousness, but...I did good, right?""You did good, and you did well." You lean over and turn off the lamps, which you'd left on because you like looking at her when you're making love. She flops down on top of you and closes her eyes. "Goodnight. I love you." "I love you too. Sweet dreams." You smile, closing your eyes."M'already having one..." She murmurs happily, wriggling around until she's reached optimally comfy position. The two of you fall asleep together. [Continued]
I hope we get another mixtape soon, I've got the perfect song for it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeUMCgZdEyU
>>48086287>tweenThe saddest thing about a lot of those people is that they aren't kids. They're fully-grown adults who've grown up twisted, bitter, and in many cases desperate for that hit of the chemicals a self-perceived act of altruism injects into your brain.
>>48086302I was hoping it was that song.
>>48085776When I know more about it besides that I listen to music from it at work sometimes.
>>48086317Its one of the most 80s songs I know and I can't believe we didn't use it yet
>>48086308I try not to think of those sort too much. Tweens at least give me hope that they will grow, mature, and build an identity beyond their politics and labels. Seeing people my age freaking out because someone doesn't like being political correct and cowers in a safe space is just demoralizing.>>48086302We need this for the mid season upgrade
>>48083630>Now why she took that instead of iron hear surge is beyond me.Because she wants to bear our children.
>>48086346I agree man, its one of the only things I honestly don't like about my field of study. Literally everyone is left as fuck and hate and all they do is talk shit about the right. I've even had a girl tell me my family was too far removed from immigration that I can't have an opinion on it, I'm only third generation
Your training begins at dawn. The four of you eat a healthy breakfast, Karen petting Domon like a big dog, before your morning run. Karen stays at the cabin, firmly insisting that she is going to clean it and organize the assorted bric-a-brac that has been gathering dust for years. After the run, you take a swim in one of the artificial circulation rivers that keep the artificial lake of Auditorium from getting stagnant. It sounds easy, but swimming against the current is both difficult and tiring. After that, the Undefeated teaches you how to catch fish with your bare hands as a dexterity exercise. You mention the presents you got to him while you're talking, a little worried he might disapprove of the gloves, but much to your surprise he actually approves wholeheartedly."Roarke, if it lets you end a fight without killing someone, it's all for the best. The techniques I'm teaching you will eventually be completely lethal, so having another option is a good thing. Now stop slacking and catch those fish, or you won't have any lunch!"The three of you eat in a clearing in the woods, cooking the fattest of your catch on sticks after releasing the rest. You've never had fish cooked this way, but it's delicious and fills your empty belly well.After that, it's back to training hell. When the time comes to punch sand, it feels like a relief, a relaxing break punctuated by the whump, whump, whump of your knuckles against the sediment. Karen, leaning on the broom she's been using to clean with, watches you with admiration and a tinge of scarlet in her cheeks, a soft smile on her face. You take your shirt off, for her sake, and she brings you water when you need it.[continued]
Rolled 5 (1d5)>>48086367Lets see who the dice say will be the first1.Karen2.Rosita3.Sam4.Clemmy5.Fatima
>>48086568damn... heart status: broken.
>>48086568Welp the Dice Gods command it.
>>48086568So.. guess that means rescue mission of Fatima will be in the cards soon enough.
Rolled 1, 5, 5, 3 = 14 (4d5)>>48086568Lets see what the rest of the order will be like
>>48086544Hey there, new reader catching up on archives. Are the Green Men by any chance based on NeoSapiens, what with being genetically modified martians piloting giant exosuits?
>>48086617goddamn fatima calm down
>>48086622I think the Green Men were in the actual core book
>>48086617So Karen gets one, Fatima gets twins, and somehow Sammy gets a butt baby or super tube baby.
>>48086622They're based on a short story I vaguely remember reading as a kid, I think the moral was that in the future racism wouldn't exist, basically for some reason people from Mars had been engineered to have green skin and the capability to photosynthesize. There's also hints of other stuff in there. Newtypes. Solar Exalted. Druids. I feel like there are a few direct references I'm forgetting, because by this point I just think of them as Green Men.
>>48086617>>48086568Keep in mind earlier rolls confirmed Karen will have the first two Roarkelets.Personally I look forward to Mom Mode Samantha a lot.
>>48086673I completely forgot about them, didn't all the other girls get one too?
>>48086673The initial action would probably confuse everyone and Roarke would have the hardest cool challenge possible to remain calm after making the impossible, possible.
>>48086626I'm pretty sure my copy of that image is labeled as "I demand my special day Roarke.png"Speaking of Fatima, I'd better finish my next post.
>>48086798Looks like slutty death demigod from GATE is horny because people are dying.
Now for the most important poll of the thread.http://www.strawpoll.me/10652949
>>48086845Asuka for life mother fucker
>>48086845Kaworu isn't there. This is obviously a trap poll.
The next few days are very similar.Wake up. Eat breakfast. Train, mostly physical conditioning. Eat lunch. Punch sand. Kick tree. Work out even more. Meditate. The Undefeated brings out a new toy, a sort of spinning wooden dummy with spokes, and has you strike it and block its 'counterattacks' in different ways as he criticizes your technique. By dinnertime, you're always exhausted, but the Undefeated tells you that every week you'll have a day or two off, and you're looking forward to those.But you haven't quite reached them the night that the news gets interesting again.You've been enjoying the steady flow of Roarke stories and following current events closely for hints of an Avalonian attack, they even showed a piece from Gretchen embedded with you. She has a Harpy dragrace with Miles, and it's pretty fantastic. You cheer when Miles wins, even if her conduct afterwards is slightly unsportsmanlike.Today, though, the news concerns a single event, one that promises to be momentous. It starts with Tyrone Mugal, who for once isn't smiling. In fact, he seems rather downcast...[Continued]
>>48086930And here are the results for Elf boys raid on Mars.
>>48086930What did you do to Fatima
"Good evening to you all, and especially to my Martian friends and fans. Tonight, our hearts are all with you.""Yesterday evening, after dinner, one of the Red Planet's most noted landowners, businessmen, and philanthropists has died. Witnesses say that Sheikh Abdul Ahmad drank rather more than usual while working on arrangements for the upcoming wedding of his beloved eldest daughter, Fatima. As he was leaning over the balcony to enjoy the cool air of a fine Martian evening, the railing gave way, he stumbled, and he fell over twenty meters to his death. May peace be upon him." The image of a short, stout, elderly man with a large beard flashes on the screen.Tyrone continues, "As he lacks a male heir, all of his wealth and property go to his eldest daughter, Fatima Ahmad, and her husband-to-be, Commodore Rashad Abujamal of the Martian Holy Militia. This means that their union has turned them into the wealthiest and most powerful couple on Mars...but that is small consolation for the loss of such a great man. He is remembered fondly as a kind man, a just man, a man who continually fought for worker's rights on Mars and in the Belt, and sunk a great deal of his personal fortune into the reterraforming of sections of Mars blighted by the War and into the building of schools for the lower classes. He was a truly worthy human being."[Continued]
>>48087020...That dirty son of a bitch. No wonder he wanted her, whats a few million when you have the entirety of Mars?!
>>48087020Shit we were thinking too small. The bastard went CK2 on us, marry the eldest daughter and take the father out and take control.
>>48087054We should have asked for more money.
>>48087020Time to rescue Fatima? Rashy showed his colors now.
>>48087054Fatima probably realized that now as well. Even if we disagreed, her pride would force her to stay with her betrothed. But the speed, the timing, the oddness of it all? Fatima probably realized what was happening. If we get a mission asking us to rescue her, we should definetly go for it... riding the big Zam like a noble steed thanks to a cheap bit control system.
"As expected, we could not reach his eldest daughter for comment. According to her husband-to-be, she has secluded herself in mourning and will neither speak to nor be seen by anyone until the day of the wedding...which, following the traditional period of mourning for the funeral, will be held rather promptly two weeks from today. May happiness blossom from the dark soil of these sad times. I myself had the privilege of being educated at a school funded by the great Sheikh, and plan to attend his funeral alongside many of Mars' most prominent citizens. From the very Caliph himself to the beggars on the streets, thousands are expected to attend the funeral procession through New Medina. Friends of the deceased had this to say about him...""Roarke? Roarke, are you okay?" Fatima shakes you gently. "That dirty son of a bitch. No wonder he didn't bother to haggle." You have no proof, it's just a hunch, but from what Fatima told you her father was a very clearheaded man. Would he really have been so careless with his daughter's marriage coming up? "Did Rosita give you any idea of when the new ship will be ready?"Karen smiles at you, "Less than two weeks, I had a peek at the schedule. I'll say this for Red Siren, her people aren't amateurs. She's hired on or taken in a lot of skilled mechanics."
>>48087111Trips demand a wedding crash. In style of course
>>48087111>"Roarke? Roarke, are you okay?" Fatima shakes you gently.so this is when we begin to guilt-hallucinate her because we didn't do enough to protect her smile?
>>48087111Good. Get the machines ready, the Kaiser set up in proper formal attire, and let's get the 'bride' a gallant steed for the gift. Think we could get the good doctor to get the Tarrasque a simple remote system so we can ride that thing down to the party? Maybe with a few upgrades to make it more memoriable.. and possibly with a insignia of a certain ace pilot.
>>48087147>a gallant steedIs it time anons?
>>48087166Indeed. Time for the big steed!
>>48087131I meant Karen. You know I did. I...It's late. M-my typing isn't the best right now.
"Call your grandpa. We need the machines ready, the Kaiser polished...and the Tarrasque set up in Kestrel colors. Did you fix the fault with the shield pod?" You ask her.She grins, "Yes, we did. Doctor Clancy even helped. Together we were able to reduce its weight a full ten tons, with the potential for even more. It should be more responsive and faster now.""Any chance you could hook up a simple one-bit remote system?" You ask.She shrugs, "It's possible, or we could have a secondary pilot inside. Whatever you want.""Karen, we're going to a wedding." Your grin matches hers, "We're going to crash it, and we're going to bust Fatima out of there.""I love weddings!" Her spectacles gleam above her sharklike smile."Hmph. Some masters would chastise you for not completing your training...but it's understandable and I'd think less of you if you didn't go. So, she's number five?" The Undefeated asks, one eyebrow raised.You nod.He claps you on the shoulder, "Give them hell, boy. We'll have to intensify your training for the next week and a half, but you've got a goal to fight for now, and when you come back you'll be even stronger and ready to really learn my techniques."
>>48087277Game continues Wednesday. Time to be big damned heroes.
>>48087288Man when we crash the party we should start calling ourselves the Undefeated of the Belt
>>48087288So how much shit can we buy with our megabux wong?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>48087288Let us see if the Dice Gods favor us
>>48087294Technically a lie since the first thing we did in this quest was recover from getting blown up.
>>48087309I don't know if you can really consider that a fight
I have this scene of Roarke crashing the wedding riding on top the Tarrasque while Glory of Love is blasting from its speakers in my head and I love it
>>48087294Nah. I say we get enough bits that they have to call the 'black ogre' Knuckle Kaiser in earnest or some more rediculous name, like the Black Asura or something.
>>48087333It went the way most of the fights in this quest go, with one side ferociously jobbing.
>>48087335Hungry like the Wolf might be good too
>>48087296In addition to the Rhinehawk (upgraded) and the Yamato, you have a third Medium Weight cruiser purchased with your cash and the Rhinehawk's new mecha complement will receive a lot of new pilots and a lot of Bluegills and Harpies. You're famous now, people want to join your crew even without you directly talking to them.
>>48087390Was there anyway we could have stopped Fatima from leaving?
>>48087377Really, I can see us testing out the stun knuckles on Mr. Rageaholic if he calls her a tool. Fatima has more merit in her pinky than he does in his scraggily beard covered body.
>>48087402Should be bare knuckle so we can fully use the moves master teaches us
>>48087425Nah. I want this man alive. I want him to dream every night of this event, waking up in a cold sweat when the Kaiser laughs at his stupidity. I want him to bunker down in a hole in a ground that would make Saddam's hole seem comfortable and roomy, just so he can hope that we never find him again. I want to crush him thoroughly on every field, because fuck.. while Fairchild and Lysa are monsters, at least they don't kill their lover's father to get what they want.
>>48087399There really wasn't. One thing I've tried to subtly stress is that being in Roarke's harem doesn't mean the girls obey him unconditionally. For instance, you notice that when it came to the concert, the options boiled down to encourage or dissuade rather than telling Red Siren what to do? That's because she does what she wants, she's a pirate captain with her own colony and her own people to worry about. She listens to Roarke's advice, but she doesn't take orders from Roarke. Another example is Samantha, she didn't ask permission before showing up because she was determined not to let the man she had feelings for go alone into a dangerous place when her stealth mech could be useful to him. Fatima is a similar case, her family honor was at stake and she's the kind of person to sacrifice her own happiness for her family or loved ones.
>>48087465I figured as much. But as is, she now has full control of this. She doesn't need to marry into power because she IS the power now. She can function as the family head and be able to do what she needs to do. She just needs an out and a convincing offer. Maybe a dual as well.
>>48087464In other words, you intend to fight him to the pain?
>>48087513Even if we lose it won't be that big of a deal since we'll only be mostly dead
>>48085591>MinmeiWhat are you talking about? That's clearly a pig, just one that's a bit less cute than the others.
>>48087513Damn straight I do. Maybe we should give the one ex police ace a more defensive, control based mech, one that can lay down cover fire, dealing with soldiers safely, and dealing with the more public areas.
>>48087538So pretty much the police mechs from Front Mission 3?
>>48087538My basic idea for his Morgan II Custom was that it had an ASP, utility missile launchers (with smoke grenades and the like), and autocannons. Guns and Melee (pure guns for Keith) is standard for people in this game who use gundam protagonists for their portrait, but shaking it up is fine.
>>48087574Yeah. Civvies are going to be a big issue in the wedding, right? We could set up protective foam shields, warden off spots, and the like, with the Suleiman group serving as collateral lesseners. Considering their history, they might have a real knack for it.
>>48087574Tell me more.>>48087520Watch out, Mars is home to (no joke, I had the idea to include them very early on), rodents of unusual sizes. Namely giant opossums as big as St. Bernarrds.
>>48087611The police mechs are pretty much stand mechs that have a sub machine gun and a large heavy shield and most of the time when you fight they don't do too much damage but they've got good defense from the shield so they do a lot of whidleing down your machine while the other dps units finish you off
>>48087611probably being paranoid but is this thread going to archived soon?
>>48087644Just did that. It should pop up in the archives any second now. We're not at any risk of it vanishing since it's not even at autosage yet.
>>48087581Ah, thats pretty good actually. Utility missiles and gun ammo is really nice and we do need a more support based mech. Think it will work quite well for a police officer.
Does the vote count/thread rating thing in the archives matter at all?
>>48087658thanks I just gets really nerves about it
>>48087513>the final scene of the quest is Roarke riding off into the sunset with his harem after having rescued Fatima from her wedding, pursued by the entire UJCIDF and Martian armyfuck
>>48087664Dont think so.
>>48087664Not really. It just gives me nice feedback and warm fuzzies to see people like the quest, and if it does well more people might be encouraged to read it. It doesn't actually affect anything.
>>48087672You're not getting off that easy.
>>48087694I have seen mecha pope before and I have no idea where. Possibly medabots.
Been meaning to ask for a while but keep forgetting, do you let stats go over 10?
>>48087724That is the Knight of Gold. In terms of mechs, that thing is on par with things like Neo Granzon and higher end Super Robots, with one of it's pilots quite literally becoming a goddess of fate. Considering that the solar system is a kiddy pool compared to the war at large, he would not be an odd opponent to face.
>>48087746Not sure, it hasn't happened yet. Do you mean stats specifically or skills?
>>48087785What can it do? What's the best way to learn about its series?
>>48087746>Roarke fits the Kaiser with +3 CL Design and DecorBest 11 CP spent ever.
>>48087789Stats i believe, I saw it when reading the core book