Welcome back, everyone, to Mecha Space Pirate Quest's forty-third installment. You are still the undefeated champ, Roarke S. Starwind, now with another military supermech reduced to yet another notch on your shield.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, as previously mentioned, you ended not just the career of Commodore Rashad Abujamal, Fatima's former betrothed, but also his life. You also made the fateful choice to aid a young woman in the pursuit of Mohammed's fluffy head. May Jove have mercy on your souls.
Do we still only have 7cp Wong? We've been putting off that Advanced Fisticuffs System for a while
>>48410333I was messing around with some expensive mech ideas myself yesterday and holy shit does it make clear how much Rashad ride must have cost.
You have much more important things to worry about than Mohammed's romantic problems. Namely, you have your own romantic problems, one of which needs you immediately.Still, going this far for someone you care about is noble. You hold up one finger to cut off her cheerful babble, "One moment, I'll check with the crew. You have a name, right?""Of course! Doesn't everyone." The tips of her feet press together as she places one splayed hand on her collarbone, "I am Shukriya Ahmad.""Shukriya, right." Nope, you've never heard Mohammed mention her. You get out your PC as you walk towards the infirmary with her trailing in your wake like a bouncy shadow.>[Warn Mohammed]>[Make it a surprise]
>>48410458>>[Make it a surprise]Learn to think on your feet Moe
>>48410410You're building up to the mid-season upgrade and are, indeed, most of the way there. The Kaiser's fists were mis-statted, so it's not actually the 100-point upgrade it will likely look like on paper
>>48410513I can only imagine how frightening were going to be once we get a higher cp mech, were only like 240 now and were kicking the shit out of 400 cp mechs
>>48410458>>[Make it a surprise]
>>48410556240 with a few nonstandard upgrades, crazy high stats and a lot of luck.Also helps that no one has tried the real roarke fucker of running away while shooting him.
>>48410712Jesus did and gloated about it, only he'd already ran away and was in position when we started getting shot at from 10km away.
>>48410739Technically we were running away there.
You bring up your contact list and select the image of Mohammed, before lifting it to your ear."No sign of further pursuit, Admiral." His voice is crisp and professional. You smirk a tiny bit, the gleam in your eye hidden by both distance and your improved shades."Excellent, get back to the ship. It's very, very nearly time to go." You hang up, and smile at the girl, "Second Mate Mohammed will be back at the mechbay along with the rest of your cousin's original escort soon, although I suppose it's expanded rather a bit since we all came to save her."She squeals happily, clapping her hands together, "Cousin's brave knights all came!? Oh...oh that is wonderful news! Thank you, sir pirate! Thank you!" She bows several times, very deeply, and skips back towards the bay.You whistle innocently, interlacing your fingers behind your head and strolling onward. Your good mood doesn't last long, though, because you enter the infirmary to see Fatima laying in bed with her eyes open and blank, blinking occasionally. Electrodes have been attached to various points on her face and neck, hooked up to a bank of holographic monitors.Cornelius, though, is smiling, "Good news, Admiral! She won't die, and she won't come to life as a horrible zombified monstrosity possessed by the dreadful shade of her remarkably unpleasant fiance intent on killing us all in our sleep!"[Continued]
>>48410910>she won't come to life as a horrible zombified monstrosity possessed by the dreadful shade of her remarkably unpleasant fiance intent on killing us all in our sleep!"Thank God I was worried that was going to be the next arc
>>48410910Strap her up when she wakes up. Say every word and combination we can think of. Just to make sure she isn't a sleeper agent.
>>48410456Yeah, really I think the critical flaw with rashad's mech was simply the active shield on the chest. Because he kept parrying our blows, each hit went right for his chest. Our armor piercing fists made the lightish shield even weaker and the sheer number of hits just wrecked his shit.Made me look into Commander armor as an alternative.
>>48411037Just out of curiosity, and not because I spent time putting it together without really understanding how the combat works, but does that apply for all torso mounted shields? What about beam shields?
"I suppose that's good news." You understate it, adjusting your sunglasses.He nods, the loose skin of his neck wobbling like the dewlap of an elderly iguana as he shuffles over to one of the monitors, "Even better, you didn't try removing the circlet yourself, which would have jostled the harmonic resonance needle inducing this state of extreme suggestability. You could have given her brain damage."You wince a little as he rambles on, "There's a needle in Fatima's brain?" You try to sound clinical and detached, but even you can tell you've failed at it.His dewlap wobbles even more as he nods impatiently, "I would have to perform surgery to remove it. Even then, she won't be unscathed."[Continued]
>>48411134Shes gonna lose all of her memories of us isn't she
>>48411093seems that the blow will go straight to the servo the shield is attached to if what I looked at is true. Not an issue with things like reactive shields which eat the attack and go down if I recall.It makes sense really. If your shield is on your arm and the attack goes through it, of course your arm will get hurt. Really, the entire mech is a testament to Rashad's stupidity and greed. Quad linked beam sabers instead of two quick beam sabers, causing the attacks to be decided on one blow instead of two, the torso mounted shield, and no support measures like ASP. And as a REAL kicker, 0 DA shields can block blast attacks. Mind you, the bastard sneak attacked us with his damn villain speech, but hey, still ended badly for him.
>>48411193Shit. Well my heap of junk had command armor with an automated EMW in it as well anyway so it should still be fine.tfw you stat mechs you will never use
really, after rereading GBFQ and following all this mechanics talk I'm wondering how a build fighters quest would look like running on this system.
>>48411292Probably be pretty high CP because every fucking mech in gundam has multiple weapons.
"What is that supposed to mean?" A sudden, awful thought strikes you, "...Could we have saved Galbadie's...?"You don't get to finish the sentence, Cornelius tuts loudly and glares at you, an expression oddly tortoise-like and enhanced by the roadmap of wrinkles across his baggy face, "Dude McCool, don't you even start that line of thinking." He wags his finger at you, "I'm the last of the very original Kestrels left, so I'll tell you what Jeremy would if he was still alive. You couldn't have done anything for them. There was no way you could have saved them and even if you somehow breached the Agamemnon to try and kill Galbadie personally they would have died in droves trying to stop you. Even if, by some miracle of science, you did manage it and destroyed the neural link he was using, they would simply be brain-dead, stuck like this forever. They had been enslaved for years, some for decades, unable to think an original thought." He sniffs disapprovingly, prodding you in the chest with his cane.You haven't heard Captain Ozark's first name used in a long time, he preferred to go by Ozark. He said it was exotic and made beautiful women ask him questions.[Continued]
>>48411248Anything can be used, its just a matter of how to deal with it. Rashad's mech is indeed a damn nice mech. If the enemy used blast or ranged weapons, it would have a hard time fighting it due to how many targets it has. Problem is that the materials fell into Rashad's hands and he basically decided to fight a foe who was pretty much his anti thesis while in a rage.Command armor is really neat though. systems as extra hp, and if you fill half with balancers and half with thrusters, you could make the Kaiser into a speeding ball of metal and hate. Even more so if we used the maximum sized armor for the Kaiser's frame.
>>48411335The OG speaks wisdom, listen to him.
>>48411193Reactive shields actually eat as much of the blow as they can and then go down, if I recall correctly. There are small, subtle differences between beam shields and reactive shields.Also, the option for reactive shields to serve as a field of ablative Kills like a starship's defensive screen is an interesting one, I wish I'd seen it sooner.
>>48411248You'll use them if people start running more games of MZ
>>48411367I was thinking yesterday that you could effectively make a very fast heavy mech if you just took a small, lightly armored, unarmed mech and slapped command armor two sizes bigger on it and installed all your weapons into the command armor since it wont count towards your weight. Might not work out as intended if I actually took the time to look at it though.
>>48411399Yeah, ablative armor, while normally a bad idea, can work pretty well with the reactive shield. since the shield recharges, it can serve as a nice buffer of hp. Could be a possibility thanks to the tarrasque and our own shield systems on the kestrel.As a side note, I tried making a better 'harpy' using the 140 point limit. I'm kind of scared of the results.
>>48411432not if I dont play any games outside /tg/
>>48411465An NPC beat you to it.
>>48411507Well, once we get those Arabians and the tournament, I know who we're looting next!
>>48411473Transformable jets are for real. Especially if you give them the ability to switch forms without using an action.
>>48411507Does it go fast?
>>48411473I'm trying to make an upgraded Harpy that's basically the RGZ-95 ReZEL
>>48411535Hmmm.. could of done that. As is it's striker size with an overcharged power plant, verniers, and designed to hold 16 cp and 8 tons of weaponry. It's MV is -1 at 34.5 tons.
>>48411585What armaments does it have?
Your hands tighten into fists. If you were an emotional teenage protagonist from a simdrama, you might have argued with him or somehow changed the way you operate, but you're a grown man with a strong enough back to bear the weight of the lives on your shoulders. He's right, but... "You didn't answer my question, Doc. Will Fatima be like that? What do you mean by unscathed? Can she be controlled like they were?"He blinks owlishly at you from behind his tremendously thick glasses, "I don't think controlling her would be possible with this circlet. If I'm right, which I am because I was around for the earliest models of the HMIS, Galbadie had a neural link with his victims and could control them the way you control your mech, only moreso. He could feel what they felt, see what they saw, touch what they touched. There isn't any receptor for such a link here, which makes me think that it was simply intended to put her into this state to begin with. Perhaps he didn't want to experience himself through her senses, and for that one thing I can't blame him.""Cornelius..." You growl softly."Alright, alright! It's very unlikely that she will be permanently like this. Once I sedate her and remove the device, she should wake up and recover in time." He grumbles, robbed of his chance to be dramatic, "She hasn't been under its influence for very long, I shouldn't think.""Will. She. Be. Alright?" You growl a bit less softly."There will be a small scar. Easily concealable, completely cosmetic and easily fixed through modern methods." He grumps, crossing his arms.[Continued]
>>48411598Standard stuff. Anything a harpy or bluegill can one hand, it can fit into it's arm. With the lighter harpy options however, you could mount a shield to the same arm for extra defense. It still has the same little bits to it. Head mounted enviromental pod instead of a eject seat, manipulator arms, striker class armor, ect. Could also give it beam sabers if the kestrels can Mass produce them. Like I said, bigger harpy. Well, bigger harpy mixed with my failed Knightingale design.
>>48411585You explicitly cannot have negative MV by the rules.
>>48411683I mean a -1 to maneuver checks. Not actually giving it bonuses or anything. apologies.
Is this going to lead to us having to go into her head and then weird naked Newtype stuff happening?
>>48411726It might get weird and you might get naked, but that's every day for Roarke.
>>48411726I hope not, or Fairchild is going to do that to some girl named Kamille.
>>48411768>some girlThe last person that called Kamille "Manliest Protagonist" Bidan a girl died alone without even getting to be a serious rival after seeing everyone he was friends with and everyone he loved die at Kamille's hands.
>>48411815Him being a girl or mistaken for one is probably the only way for Fairchild to get close without REEEEEing.
>>48411862So to beat Fairchild we have to find a bunch of traps to infiltrate her headquarters
>>48411679Could you mount a beam gun and small missles?
>>48411916Yup. Like I said, this thing can equip the sort of stuff the blue gill could due to it's larger arms. That includes rocket launchers and the like. If it's 4 CP or less it could fit in, and the extra cp could allow for shoving some extra stuff in thanks to space efficiency.
"Can she hear us?" You wave your hand in front of her face a little. Her eyes follow it."Not really." He shrugs, "Well, no, she can, but anything that isn't directly telling her to do something, she won't register. It would just be irrelevant information."You sigh heavily. "We're going to get through this, Piano Girl." You squeeze her hand, "We're going to make it all better."Much to your surprise, her fingers close around yours, tightening slightly. You feel hope flicker in your heart."Cornelius, how long will the surgery take?" You glance at him.He shrugs, "An hour, maybe two."You shake your head, "By that time, who knows what the Martians will send after us? Even if he was at fault, the General isn't going to hold back from calling this another kidnapping and I can't see the Holy Militia taking a pirate ship on their planet lightly. We'll have to do it on Auditorium, for now we need to go. Can you strap her in for launch?"The old man looks at your joined hands and nods solemnly. You awkwardly extract your PC from your pocket with your free hand and inform the pilot that she has the helm. You also get a status update from Karen, all of the mecha are back onboard and locked down.You give the general order to prepare for launch, strap yourself in, and continue holding Fatima's hand in silence. You killed a man in a duel over her today, you think it's alright if you just stay with her for a while.[Continued]
>>48412039That could work. Here's the pastebin of the thing and some fluffy story. http://pastebin.com/N0LGAz5t
...Which is when the door bursts open and Mohammed darts inside, putting his back to the wall and glancing surreptitiously out into the corridor."Momo~ Where are you~? Come out now, I haven't gotten to show you how much my singing has improved yet~" You hear Shukriya's singsong voice. Mohammed hits the button to make the door slide shut, running his hands through his fluffy hair and making it stick up even more in his panic, "She's here. Shaitan take it all, how did she find me!?"You gaze at him mildly, refraining from scolding him for playing around in a sickroom only because you're ultimately to blame for everything.>[What say?]
>>48412126>Oh she meant that Moe, I thought she was asking me about Moe in engineering. You know this does make a lot more sense
>>48412126>Say nothing and give him a thumbs up.
>>48412126>Say nothing and give him a thumbs up.If he truly is our disciple he shall overcome.
>>48412126I think Rosita looted her along with the wedding gifts, not sure though. (Be completely nonchalant about it. The girl did climb out of the Archen's cargo compartment.)
Silently, you raise your hand, giving him a comradely thumbs-up.His eyes light up with gratitude, "Thank you for hiding me, Admiral. May Allah bless you with endless bounty and many strong children for this." He kowtows, before finding a set of cabinets, the kind where the interior is one large empty space with no dividers, and climbing inside.Cornelius' face furrows in a scowl, "My granddaughter's uterus is not for your deity to impose an endless assembly line of great-grandchildren on. She has machines to work on! Inventions to make!"Fatima's cousin enters the room, "Momo? Has anyone seen M-oh..." Her face twists with worry, seeing Fatima. Then she notices you holding her cousin's hand and smiles gleefully, clapping a little, "Eee! Sir Pirate! That's so romantic, have you taught Mohammed to be so chivalrous?">[What say, before Cornelius gives away Moe's location out of pique?]
>>48412351I would hope so
>>48412351>Of course, but I didn't need to really do much Momo already is pretty well loved by the ladies>Point to where he's hiding
>>48412351We caused this, Its only Right that we're the ones to point him out
>>48412351"In a few ways it seems. Still, we will be heading into orbit shortly. I suggest you head to the others and secure yourself. If this is your first flight out of orbit, this will be rough.">>48412375Don't sell out Moe. That is not what bros do.
>>48412406What anon said
>>48412406Don't point out Moe but after she leaves give him a "A man doesn't hide from his woman's love", gotta teach him right on how to rightly love a harem.
>>48412375DO NOT sell out the Moe. Seriously. Dude's our lil' bro.
>>48412351Honestly, with how mad science the old man is, I'm surprised he hasn't devised an auto-womb so Karen can still invent while her kids are being grown. We'll get our Purus yet!
>>48412572Implying he wouldn't create an improved womb to increase growth speed
Guys, if moe's just not down I say we strike while the iron is hot. she said her singing "improved" yeah? maybe it's time for red siren to branch out and start her own stable of fresh faced idols all under a new independent label! Hear me out guys, she could hold auditions and recruit at the same time as our tourney! Plus that way she has an understudy of sorts if we roll shit and not!Lacus offs her
>>48412628That.. could work actually. Pirate idol groups singing what they want so long as they have talent, maybe a male group as well..
>>48412669Muscle daruma men group vs bishounen boy group.Of course my mech would fight in the tourny so that the muscle darumas would win.
>>48412669Talent being the operative word.
>>4841274610 bucks says that Lysa has someone sing for her and can't sing for beans.
>>48412846My 10 bucks says that her music is downright hypnotic, bordering on mind control
"I would hope so, in a few different ways. At any rate, we will soon be launching. I suggest you head back to the mechbay, find our Scimitar squadron, and secure yourself. If this is your first flight out of orbit, this will be rough." You smile in the most charming way you know.You see Cornelius starting to raise his cane off the floor to point at the cabinet, and surreptitiously step on its tip to prevent him from betraying your disciple."Oh, thank you sir pirate! I wanted to visit with Fa for a while, but...I'll leave you alone with her and the doctor." She curtsies prettily and scampers off.After a few minutes, Moe hauls himself out of the cabinet, disheveled and meticulously fixing his clothes."Hey, Mohammed." You say gravely, "What's this you're doing?""What do you mean, 'what am I doing?' I'm hiding from her." He brushes dust off his black leather Kestrels jacket.You shake your head slowly, "A man doesn't hide from his woman's love.""She's not my woman!" He sputters."Oh, isn't she? She seemed like she was to me. Or at least, she wants to be." You stretch a little without releasing Fatima's hand."Admiral. Sir. When I was in Lady Fatima's employ, she would often have me accompany her to visit the orphanage Lady Shukriya volunteers at. She teaches the children songs, sir. Obnoxious songs about friendship and tomorrow and understanding, most of which she either made up herself or learned from that one Jovian idol she likes. Lacie or Loretta or one of those names Fleur. It was endless. Her tastes are awful, and I had to stand there nodding politely and listening the WHOLE time because I was in Lady Fatima's service. I am a free man now, a pirate officer! Surely I do not have to put up with this anymore." He protests. Calmly at first, but by the end his voice is slightly frenzied, "She is incessant and clingy and relentlessly attempts to mold me into her ideal of a pious Martian man.">[What say?]
>>48412893"Damn...Okay then, Dibs."
>>48412893>Then you have to tell her how you feel, you don't mess around with a woman's feelings like that, unless its a scam or you really need that extra 10 dollars off that bill
>>48412893For a start tell the man to grow a pair and talk to her. Running from her won't do shit, you want her to stop trying to change you straight up tell her "this is me, this is who I am, and I'm not about to change for anyone."Let her know if she's going to love you, she needs to love you, not some ideal version of you that doesn't exist.If she can't handle that then chances are she'll leave on her own to find her 'better man.'If she can then you've opened up the avenue of dialogue and you can nip any other problems in the bud before they grow into another problem like this one.
>>48412893Whooo boy.. yeah, thats a understandable reason to want to flee from her. A Lysa fan and wanting to make him 'ideal'? Not a good sign. Still, part of being a man is standing up for yourself and being mature about it. Chivalry is one thing, but you should not be a doormat. Just explain to her that she is not your type and that while she is a nice girl, you do not see yourself having a relationship with her at this time.>>48412958She's 14. We are not Char no matter how much we want to drop a colony on the earth.
>>48412989Pfffffft, we have a ton of experience waiting for young ladies to blossom.
>>48412893He's right, he is a pirate officer and he can do whatever he wants. Including hiding in cupboards from girls.
>>48412989We kind of are Char though>80s style>Chick Magnet>Always wear glasses>Personal grudge due to family being killed>LalahAside from making our own real faction and paint the Kaiser Red were pretty much there
>>48413022She was, what, four or five years younger than us?
>>48412893>"Then tell her. You are indeed a free man now and you can go and leave her behind. But as a gentleman you should leave her with an explanation, not just cowardly running away."
If she can't respect you for who you are then fuck her. Er, don't fuck her. You know what I mean.
"You're right, Mohammed. You're an officer of the Iron Kestrels and a free man. You can do whatever you want. Including hiding in cupboards from girls." You say, shrugging heavily."Keep in mind, this is the same young rapscallion who locked himself in his Harpy once, with my granddaughter beating on the hatch with a wrench demanding to know why he didn't want a perfectly good spitfire gatling cannon mounted under the nose." Cornelius comments unhelpfully."Thank you, Cornelius, but-" You try to get a word in edgewise."...And another time he climbed into the vents because she wouldn't stop asking which of her outfits he liked better..." Cornelius chuckles in remembrance, "Ahhh, he got stuck and it took two Kestrels and a stick of butter to get him out. Yes, I remember quite clearly.""THANK YOU CORNELIUS." You clear your throat loudly, "The point is, I didn't realize how good what Karen was giving me was until I was staring down a missile barrage that had just torn apart two of my comrades." You laugh a little, ruefully, "It's funny, the last thing I thought about before they hit was how angry she'd be that I'd gone and got my mech damaged." You lean forward, looking him in the eye.[Continued]
>>48413266I am now picturing Ozark hitting the vents with a broom to try and get Roarke out and I can't stop giggling."Hey, this place is stuffy enough as it is without you clogging the vents."
>>48413312We need young Roarke stories
>>48413326Part of me makes me wonder if this is what Space madness causes in teenagers. Sure you get the occasional Caesar, but I'm sure the Jaburo's medbay is full of rookies hiding from their 'love interests'. Like cockroaches.
>>48412893>Jovian idol she likes. Lacie or Loretta or one of those names FleurThat taste is so shit, oh no. She either needs rehabilitation or to be abandoned on the nearest inhabited rock.
"And then there was that time she taught Roarke how to repair a busted piston with minimal tools and he got hit in the face with a jet of hydraulic fluid doing it wrong..." Cornelius continues reminiscing."Doctor, please. I'm trying to teach him to do BETTER than I did." You glower at the old man until he stops. "Thank you. Mohammed, first of all, you can't hide from her forever. You are, as you said, a man. Find your balls and talk to her. You don't like her music, but I'm not an S-Pop fan and Rosita and I fit together fine. I bet you've never told her it isn't your genre, right?" You keep your tone sympathetic."Well...no...but..." He sputters."Exactly." You steamroll onward, "She probably thinks you like it, or maybe that the problem is her voice, and does it so much because she's trying to improve. For you. That said, don't give in and stay true to yourself. If she can't accept the man you are, she isn't worth it and you need to be clear that there isn't a future for you together. Let her know that this is who you are, the real you, and if she wants it...well, I'd say you should at least give her a chance, but I like a girl with persistence." You conclude."Which is why I'm going to live to see great-grandchildren and hopefully a wedding." Cornelius hints about as subtly as a brick to the noggin.You ignore him, "Do you think Shukriya's pretty?""Well, yes, of course. She's a beautiful, highborn Martian girl. I'm sure most men would find her beautiful." Mohammed scratches his head."Most men aren't here and don't matter. You think she's pretty. She thinks you're a brave young knight and, I assume, bribed Rosita to bring her onboard for your sake. Granted, she might also see you as a scruffy street urchin with the potential to be something more...but she's not wrong, I saw the same thing." You grin and give the kid a thumbs-up, "You just need to show her the true shape of your manliness."[Continued]
>>48413557> "You just need to show her the true shape of your manliness."Real subtle Wong
>>48413557God even Cornelius is getting on the marriage bandwagon, what next Athena
>>48413619>what next AthenaWe are a brave knight that just rescued a princess.If space has any good old fairy tales, she very well knows what follows after.
>>48413619Who rolled the crit to seduce the girl that got all the others started on marriage by talking about how Roarke is her husband, again?
>>48413692I don't know probably some faggot
>>48413692Ok, I need you fuckers to understand. I've spent most of my free time this evening watching Hellsing Ultimate Abridged. And that exchange there? Yeah. It made me laugh harder than anything I've seen all evening.
>>48413670The both kill themselves in a bizarre double suicide.
>>48413745Where are we going to find a space Cadillac and a space canyon at this hour?
"But what about Regina?" He protests, as if pulling out his final trump card."Ah. Regina." You state, having been expecting this, "You mean the grown woman who knew exactly what she was getting into with a space pirate?""Well...she did tell me to have fun while we were apart, but..." He sighs."It's your choice, I can't make it for you, but on behalf of that girl I'd say you should at least be nice to her" You finish.He nods, then smiles, "I suppose I'm being silly, I'll talk to her. Thank you, Admiral.""That's right. Remember, if she didn't care, she wouldn't be here." You'd ruffle his hair if he wasn't out of ruffling range.>[Meanwhile, on the bridge...]
>>48413797We'll make a proper harem having Pirate out of you yet Moe.Just remember, each lady is special, unique, and they love you too,Do that and you're golden.
"So it's agreed, we don't bother him." Karen says firmly, steepling her fingers and sitting in the captain's seat on the bridge while the crew prepares for rapid takeoff."Of course." Samantha says with a nod, "...Although I want to. Don't tell him I left my position when I heard he was fighting alone. Please? I don't want him to think I'm not reliable. He was finished before I arrived, and I was able to get back to the ship before he could because he was walking, but..." She bites her lower lip, "He was alone."Karen nods sympathetically, then looks at the other two girls."Hmph. I know he'll need comfort afterwards, there's no rush for me." Red Siren crosses her arms and looks to the side.Clemmy shrugs, "He'll always be mine, forever and ever. I'll let him babysit the grumpy princess for a while.""Good." Karen states firmly, rubbing her temples. "Oh, Samantha...good timing on activating the sensor spoofer. Our distraction should be well underway by now. Did Roarke ask you to do it on your way to the bridge, or is this another one of those things you learned in the military?"Samantha's large, pale green eyes narrow slightly, "...I wasn't going to do it until we were about to launch, to make sure they were completely distracted. The less time to react, the better.""But I saw it on the ship's sensors." Karen protests."Karen...that wasn't me." Samantha says slowly, then claps a hand over her mouth. "We need to leave. Now.""Large-scale tesseract signature detected, ma'am." Reports the ship's helmswoman, "For the second time.""So why did you set it off now?" Rosita asks Samantha."I didn't! Neither time!" The former intelligence officer in the frilly dress protests.The helmswoman calls out again, "Another reading. The Martian ships are engaging."Karen grabs the intercomm, "Everyone strap in, T-Minus ten to liftoff!" She releases the intercomm's button, and points at the bridge crew, "Space, now! Go go go go GO!"[Continued with you]
>>48413934Shit Space Kirito somehow got backup.
>>48413934OH BOY! Either the Martians found a buddy or we get to see Fairchild try on the Avalonian ship and mechs for size.
>>48413963If the Martians are fighting them then it might be Avalon
>>48413981Well yea, but Space Kirito only had the one ship.The sensors are picking up three
>>48413981We might need to see if we can see the battle from a distance. Get Karen on this shit.
>>48413963>>48413972>>48413981>>48413991Whoever it is it ain't out problem!We've gotten Fatima onboard, looted the place, and killed the fuck who thought he could abuse and use her.Let's scorch some spacetime and get the fuck out of here!
>mfw I missed thread start because what the fuck is that OP image>>48411465You're limited in that any hits you take will tear through your Command Armor first, and that once the armor is destroyed, you can't use whatever equipment you've mounted in it. You can basically take as many hits per servo as you have SP, but since you're presumably using a small frame, you won't have much to work with to protect your systems.If you can afford to mount Gamma armor, you should probably be fine, though.Given Wong's houserule about MV calculation, mounting any high SP standard shields on Beta Command Armor (with penalty rounding to 0) is a pretty decent way of letting your mech move faster.
>>48414008not before if we can see how the Avalon ships shred the defense fleet.
>>48414008Agreed, if were going to fight Avalon then its going to be when were all rested up and have some advantage
>>48413774Pretty sure he was talking Romeo and Juliet, not Gone with the wind.
>>48414023You mean Thelma and Louise not Gone with the Wind right?
>>48414037Wasn't Gone with the wind the name of the movie? And Romeo and Juliet the name of the play? Or was the name of the play Midsummer something or other? Or was that one of the acts in the play?Fuck me, man, I don't fucking know I'm just an anon.
>>48414080Your killing the theatrefag in me anon
>>48414080all of those are separate things. you might be thinking of westside story which was a more modern movie take on romeo&juliet with greasers and racism
>>48414023>>48414037>>48414080>>48414100Wait, were we not talking about Pyramus and Thisbē here?
>>48414009Which houserule is that again?
>>48414080Gone with the wind is a romantic tale in a Western setting, Romeo and Juliet is a tragic romance about two star crossed lovers that originated as a play, and A Midsummer Night's Dream was also a play that involved the Fae such as Oberon, Titania, and Puck.You Uncultured Swine.
>>48414140No were trying to discuss why Fortinbras went through Poland to get to Denmark
>>48414142That should have been MA, my bad. I was referring to the one where MA is calculated before Weight Efficiency.
>>48414104That's The Taming of the Shrew you're thinking of.
>>48414170No he said it was a musical, so he probably meant Grease
>>48414143Where the fuck is the Cadillac then, you primitive?
>>48414187It could've been the Merchant of Venice. That's a musical. It was pretty sad at the end when Chico had to give up being Puerto Rican and convert to Jettism, though.
>>48414198The Cadillac was in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Anon.
>>48414198Obviously in the King and I, anyone who actually attends the Opera knows that.
>walking in on culture
>>48414250This. Scaramouche was great in that.
>>48414244No it was a Ford remember Joseph had that entire song about how "his love for god was like a truck". Now Paris on the other hand did have a Cadillac how else do you think the Greeks were able to get into Troy?
Should we stage a musical with mechs?
>>48414283Don't temp me anon
>>48414283Why the fuck not?Red siren is already a pop star, adding Broadway to her repertoire is only a bonus.
>>48414283>Poison! KISAMA!!!!!>Oda, that isn't your line, please...
>>48414283>Pirate of the Opera>Jesus Young Superstar>Kestrels>The Caliph and I
You feel the pressure of liftoff all over your body, pressing you back into the restraints of your chair next to the bed where Fatima has been strapped down. Cornelius sedated her before liftoff, so her eyes are finally shut. You're still holding her hand.You're silent, because there isn't any need for words. You're calm, because being angry won't do anything. You've tasted revenge more than once in your short but eventful time leading the Iron Kestrels, and your reaction to it is mixed. It's satisfying, but mostly in the sense that you've removed the person who was causing harm to you or someone you care about. It doesn't make up for the people you've lost or seen hurt by your enemies, it's just a bit of gum-aid over the wound to help it heal.You could kill Rashad a thousand times over, you still won't be happy until Fatima is smiling again. Although it was incredibly satisfying brutally punching his mech until it broke.Although the infirmary is nestled between other rooms, it has a monitor along one wall that by default displays the view outside the ship.Which is why you see the explosions of ships bursting and shields failing so clearly. Three massive, lance-shaped vessels cocooned within powerful energy shields, tremendous banks of forward-facing superheavy batteries lacing the sky with overlapping fields of fire. At least a dozen smaller Martian vessels, visible in your view.You leap your feet and run to the bridge. This isn't a diversion, Avalon really is attacking the Martian gate, and Duke Eustace de Rothschild-Beauchamps seems to have found friends somewhere...or worse, his people got their gate working enough to send him reinforcements.>[Opt to fight, but on whose side? Very good things could come from this, or very bad things]>[Opt to just leave, it isn't your fight and this is the safest way out]
>>48414283Can we remake Disney movies? Then each person in our harem has a princess they could play.
>>48414452>>[Opt to just leave, it isn't your fight and this is the safest way out]yeah let's bounce
>>48414452>>[Opt to just leave, it isn't your fight and this is the safest way out]Why are we swinging for the boys that aren't on our side
>>48414452>[Opt to just leave, it isn't your fight and this is the safest way out]Ain't our fight, we got what we came for.>>48414458Also I like the way you think anon, but best to leave that for later. Fatima would make a kickass Jasmine though, she already has the give no fucks attitude for the role.Not sure about the others just yet, but I think Karen would make a good Belle push comes to shove.
>>48414452>[Opt to just leave, it isn't your fight and this is the safest way out]Were neutral right now lets have it stay that way until were really ready to fight>>48414458We need to get some more girls to make it work out but that should be a problem>Fatima as Jasmine
>>48414452>>[Opt to just leave, it isn't your fight and this is the safest way out]We are in no shape to deal with either group and unless we have to duel someone to make a break for it, we should head on our way.If push comes to shove, preform a fighting retreat.
>>48414452>[Opt to just leave, it isn't your fight and this is the safest way out]Though I fear that doing so means that the news'll make it look like we were collaborating with Avalon
>>48413428>CaesarCaesar got more or less violated by Naomi.
>>48414452>[Opt to just leave, it isn't your fight and this is the safest way out]
>>48414452We need sensor data.All the sensor data we can get.
>>48414514>violate She was probably taught by the best I can't wait till we get Bruce to join our crew
Whats our endgame though.If avalon intends to destroy all traces of the federation in the system, are we just going to do our thing and let them do it?
>>48414569>"Th'fuck would I wanna sign with you cunts?">"... free beer?">"Aluminum Sparrows, right? I'll be on your ship the Chickenhawk 'fore you go."
>>48414600I mean I would rather we sided with our solar system after we bargain for some things like control of the belt
>>48414614if we stay out of the fight too long there might not be a functioning opposition to join up withand after that, pirates will be pirates. as in hunted.
>>48414600Personally I don't give much of a fuck for the Federation, nor do I like Avalon considering they're being ruled by a Green man.If I could I would say we just let them fight and do our own thing, but we all know that ain't gonna happen.We need more info, this fight's happening for a reason, at least a bigger one then what we can guess at right now.
>>48414668We need to get more info but where at? Do we attempt to go outside the system to find out directly or find a source in system.
>>48414668I'm more rooting for the feds since we have people we're close with there. Caesar, his girlfriend, Samantha's brother, the Col, Moe's waifu.Plenty of people to help, not die.
>>48414695We could ask Kycilla or Stern we have go betweens for both of them in our crew
>>48414663Nah, we chill for a bit. If UJCIDF doesn't get blitzkrieged out of the game than we have a money making opportunity at hand. They'll look to pirates as a source of harassment on any Avalon controlled systems. We'll get paid that way.If UJCIDF does fall super fast than we picked the right choice not tossing our lot with them. All pirates will naturally lay low after this time anyways.To see how the new kid on the block handles outlaws.
>>48414731Plus if it falls we could probably see some people we trust joining up with us for saftey
>>48414731Fair enough. Still, I think its time to turn the pleasure planet into a fortress planet.
>>48414774Yup time to invest in defense platforms and superior shields and armor.
My heart wants us to fight against the green men but my mind tells me it a terrible idea. I choose to follow my heart under a heavy burden. >[Opt to fight, lick some Avalonian ass!]Green men sympathizera deserve the same end as the green men.
>>48414834>lickI meant kick of course.
>>48414452>>[Opt to fight, lick some Avalonian ass!]your shame is eternal, anon
>>48414452>[Opt to just leave, it isn't your fight and this is the safest way out]NOPE.jpgWe ain't geared up to do shit.
>>48414846Sure you did. You wanted to plant your boot right against those, taut, tight, shapely green tinted buttocks.
>>48414834We don't take kindly to race traitors around these parts
>>48414909Hey, if you like lettuce.
"Everyone stay calm." You cut off the babble of voices as soon as they're raised at your appearance. "Maintain speed and heading, gate as soon as we're safely clear of the gravity well. Keep an eye out for approaching vessels, we're going back to Auditorium."There's political capital to be gained by fighting...but you only have the one transport and twenty mecha, some of which are damaged. Besides, both Avalon and the Solar System forces being weakened a little benefits you and the other Belt pirates the most, they'll have less resources to get in your way with.Besides, this has to be a hit-and-run affair, or something similar. The Martians just have too many ships for the Avalonians to handle with three vessels.Most importantly, you're protecting Fatima, and you're not going to put her in danger when she can't even pilot her mech, no matter what. [Continued, sorry for the delays]
>>48415000all the sensor data we can get though.
>>48415013data does us no good if we get killed getting it. Besides, chances are someone cocky will try something on us one way or another.
>>48415041We're on the way out. we just scan everything we can while we're flying out. Sam's ride might be able to get some data.
Well, this is weird, I'm having a huge caffeine crash hours earlier than usual. We're at a good stopping point, anyway. The game will continue on Friday, but please feel free to stick around and chat and air your questions/comments/concerns!
>>48415146Disney movie recreations and plays, wat do?
>>48415146Ah well, it was fun while it lasted.Thanks for running, get some rest.
Alright the Iron Kestrels put on a musical which is it?Knowing Roarke it would be The Wedding Singer
>>48415189Roarke Starwind as the Lion King
If every villain is the hero of their own story, and this is Roarke's story, he must be SOMEONE's villain.I wonder how this whole thing looks from Jesus' perspective?
>>48415239Were definitely Haman's villain we stole her girl and ruined all her plans
>>48415214I'd watch it.
>>48415255It is all a complicated and convoluted scenario for the girls to see his baby photos so that they can 'audition a kid to play young roarke'.
>>48415255Thanks for the run, and hope to see ya next friday. Before I leave, what was your thought of the Roc that I paste binned earlier in the thread?
>>48415239The midseason side changing boss who looks like the endgame boss. The one that is just utterly amused at your attempts to fight him.
>>48415299I figured us more a punchy Shu than a Ezlam. True final boss if you get all the special achievments!
Do you have any plans for an archrival for Roarke? Like an Amuro for our Char? Jesus just doesn't cut it and Green Mask isn't right either
>>48415317I've had a few. Some were too nice, some were so heinously evil that there couldn't be any real respect...but I think I've found a happy medium.>>48415283Oh, I quite liked it and thought it was neat. Also, yes, the Kestrels can make beam sabers now. With the Cohens AND Doctor Clancy, that was always a given.
>>48415353How bad is the holy militia getting it
>>48415361Despite the massive amount of damage the Avalonian ships can give and take, if the fight lasts long enough the Avalonians will probably lose...but that's just the ship-to-ship battle.A sufficiently powerful ace, if Avalon has one, could turn the tides.
>>48415353Good to hear. The other two ideas I had for the chess project are too expensive to make 140 cp versions of. Though to be fair, Kingfisher is the Zeong with remote arms. Got to do that right.
>>48415378That was me. I'll always identify myself if I lose my trip and respond to something, unless it's obvious because there's a plot post with a picture attached, and even then I'll usually go "DAMN IT /m/" moments later.
I'm also working out how, exactly, I want to do the Tournament, whether it will be a fluff thing or actual battles. This is a fairly small quest, I believe we don't really have enough for people to be controlling all of the mecha having duels, but I might have it as an interlude with several sessions of just straight fighting and commentary, perhaps trading off with Roarke's plot sessions involving the concert and such.
>>48415397Also are all 3 avalonian ships of the same make and type or visibly different.Also mech. Need to spy on and see what kind of mechs they're fielding.
>>48415414Maybe do Rolls in your free time for the battles and then give us the written up versions of them. How many people are we looking at showing up for this tournament, we may have to do an elimination round to get rid of the mooks
>>48415414>>48415414Oh, oops, and to clarify...the fighting sessions would involve a new character, using one of the tourney mechs, trying to become an ace.>>48415415All three resemble his in general shape and size. They're a big smaller, but still big-battleship size, and a tad bit less fancy than his personal vessel.
>>48415441>All three resemble his in general shape and size. They're a big smaller, but still big-battleship size, and a tad bit less fancy than his personal vessel.Hmm. Either they got the gate fixed... Or he was lying right from the start.Makes sense that he might want to hide the cards he held.
>>48415414Well, fights the non ace isn't doing could be done behind the scenes with a paste bin to say what the rolls/actions were. Would show how the machines did behind the scene and if the rng hated someone in particular. Would cut down on down time for the thing and could even let you prepare the result posts ahead of the curve, just in case.