Welcome back, everyone, to Mecha Space Pirate Quest's 44th installment! Due to a last-minute snafu at work, I have to be up very, very early tomorrow...so tonight's thread is going to pause early, I'll bump it during the couple of hours I have at the office Saturday, and continue when I get off work in the early afternoon. Hopefully we'll be at a good stopping point then. It worked pretty well last time, after all. As always, you know who you are. The Bull of Io, the Boxer, the Black Ogre himself, Roarke Starwind of the Iron Kestrels.Although I haven't finished adding the stats of your transport to your pirate fleet (it's a standard Striker with a single Light Beam Battery and two mechbays that hold a total of 20 machines), the rest of them are up (and cheeky peekies will observe an interesting plot point if they're perceptive). Your pirate fleet now consists of six starships, with a whopping 303 mecha between them. The transport itself has no aces and no pilots, it's used to ferry important people from the other ships around. The Heart of the Sunshine (for which Red Siren has rejected half a dozen new names) is NOT on this list, and neither is the Archen, because she's an independent sort of girl.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, we learned a little about Roarke as a younger pilot, you gave Mohammed some good advice about girls, Cornelius confirmed Fatima's condition, and Avalon attacked the Gate of Mars with three of their titanic lance-shaped warships. You, sitting in a transport without enough guns to scratch a proper warship and just twenty mecha at your disposal, wisely decided to leave in the confusion with Fatima in tow.Let's see how successful you are, shall we?
Additionally, after running a few simulated battles between the new Rhinehawk and a Wels-class, I decided to give your flagship an additional buff. As a smaller ship, its main advantages were speed and tankiness. After concluding that the Rhinehawk's best bet to beat a Wels' massive fore'ard battery is maneuvering behind it, I significantly increased its speed to represent its massive engine portfolio and the maneuverability imposed by having six wings. Almost unheard of for a ship of that size, the new Rhinehawk can execute a full 180-degree rotation in a single turn and on its own outrun most anything the UJCIDF can throw at it.
Huh one of the captains has an A class crew, interesting
>>48524478I'm also using the player-submitted Roc, with some modifications.As it stands, heavy Vernier use, overcharged powerplants, and bio-powerplants are technology that, if it currently exists, is not in the hands of pirates. Similarly, since I was flat-out wrong when I said thruster and vernier systems couldn't be affected by Space Efficiency, I'm lumping that in there too. All of these things are possible and CAN show up...but that's technology that you, Roarke Starwind, do not currently have access to until you loot a mech that uses them.
>>48524527And apparently their Stone Soldiers, very interesting
The Goshawk, formerly the missileboat Orestes of the Green Skulls pirate fleet, has no captain currently and only a complement of Harpies. This is because it didn't come from a pirate crew that joined you, but was reconstructed from the gutted hulk of one of Galbadie's vessels. You might want to consider who you put in charge of it, and its name might change if you choose one particular NPC or another.
>>48524552That Harold guy seems pretty strong too.
>>48524592How come Clemmy and her mech isn't under the Rhinehawk?>>48524645He does, we should really spend some time with our two new captains
Man at what point did Roarke's seduction reach 6, fucking +16 to seduction is crazy, who is there left to use this on?
>>48524722Plenty of girls we haven't met yet anon
>>48524533Whats the Roc packing again?
>>48524668Because I forgot. 304.>>48524776All one-handed Bluegill weapons. They don't have a standard loadout.
>>48524873Ahh the bigger harpy is it? Fucking computer died and now I have to comb through past threads to check pastebins.
I've been trying to think up things we should do at some point soon, anything else I'm missing?>Spend time with Athena, maybe take her for a ride in the Kaiser>Talk to Clemmy about her past and being stranded>Do and interview with Gretchen to hype up our tournament>Organize security and cameras for that plus Red Siren's concert>Bond with Duncan over dead brothers>Talk to Sam about her maid thing>Give Rosita her gift>Talk to Fatima and find out if she's Dejah Thoris>Figure out who Oda's waifu is>Meet our new ship captains
>>48524929Kill that fucking rock.
"How come nobody ever picks a fight when I have my warship with me anymore?" You grumble."The last time you had the Rhinehawk, the Green Skulls were torn to shreds." Cornelius smiles peacefully as the forces of gravity press down on both of you, the ship rumbling as it rockets out of the atmosphere and the pressure decreases."The entire galaxy is cowards." You grumble. "I'm sure if you put in a call to the UJCIDF they would be happy to oblige you." Cornelius' smile grows even more tranquil. You wonder if he's been dipping into the painkillers. You glance anxiously over at Fatima. Her chest rises and falls with her quiet breathing. You check the straps on her cot, making sure she's adequately strapped down. "...Besides, this is going to be all over the airwaves! In fact, I know it is. I listened in." Cornelius' wrinkled face smiles even more, if possible, "Your reputation will grow even more. Jeremy would be proud.""I hope so. The old man did right by me, I want to do right by his memory." You smooth back Fatima's hair from her face, pushing it away from that hateful circlet without directly touching the metal. "Why did Avalon show up now?""Mmm. Probably because it was all over the airwaves that you were causing a stir outside New Medina." You jump nearly a foot in the air and turn around to glare reproachfully at Samantha, who smiles cutely, "Sorry for sneaking in. I was wondering the same thing. I have no proof, but if I was them, I would have somehow infiltrated or hijacked a satellite or maybe tapped into one of the floating ansibles and waited for a good opportunity to strike. Or they could have slipped an agent onto Mars itself and had him call their ship at the opportune moment. The timing of this attack was too precise to be a coincidence." The former Corporal goes up on tiptoe, glancing over your shoulder at Fatima curiously.[Continued]
>>48524533Yay! My Roc was used! It is a good day today.>>48524921Last thread I posted it.>>48524929Looking for things to loot and plunder should also be on that list. Got to get some good stuff for the shit going down.
Did we ever get a picture of what Ozark looked like?
>>48525071I imagine him looking a bit like blackbeard but without the fuses.
>>48525099I was think Long John Silver from Treasure planet>>48525034That goes without saying anon, whats a pirate without looting?
>>48525071Joseph Joestar Stardust Crusader arc
>>48525225..So he dressed in drag in his younger days?
"I've been listening in to reports of the attack, the Holy Militia was about to descend on the surface after you and Rashad when Avalon showed up. They were caught out of position, and the Duke's forces were able to launch a concerted alpha strike on the gate." She sighs heavily, looking worried, "It's not destroyed, but it's been heavily damaged and won't be usable for a while. Those ships of theirs are no joke...but that's all Avalon could do. Three ships against dozens isn't a fair fight, an-" She stops talking and stares at the display. You glance at it too."That's a Wels-class coming out of warp." You say, mildly."That's the Cincinnatus coming out of warp, yes." She replies. Another ship comes into view around the curve of the planet, with Jovian lines, but bigger than any Wels you've seen, "...I don't know that one, but I feel like Avalon is going to have a very, very bad day today." She sounds a little bit smug.You grunt in acknowledgment. You can't help but grudgingly respect Eustace's commitment to his people, there's a good chance of him dying or being captured if he doesn't pull back. but he's accomplished his objective of limiting the reinforcements Mars can send to the Extrasolar Division of the SSL's Joint Forces. If Fatima was awake, you're sure she would be livid. Despite that respect, though, Eustace is a Green Men sympathizer and a genetically modified human. If it was one-on-one, you might kill him yourself just for that. >[Meanwhile, a short time ago on Mars...]
>>48525252That happened once and it didn't fool the nazis for a minute. >>48525099>>48525121Here's what he looked like as a young man.
"Where is Rashad!? I want him dead! I want his mech dead! I want his head on a doily on my new desk NOW!" General Fairchild snaps into her PC.Josiah McAllister's voice, by contrast, is calm and unruffled, "How fortuitous, but don't you think a doily isn't enough? You'd get blood everywhere." In the background, one can hear the shriek of a mech's thrusters winding down, and the sound of metal scraping against metal."Not my problem. Rashad and that THRICE-DAMNED ROARKE STARWIND are!" The General glares at the staff members staring at her until they get back to work preparing her shuttle for takeoff."You're incorrect. Commodore Abujamal is dead. It seems he found what he was looking for, perhaps he's finally at peace." The pilot priest's tone doesn't change one iota."He caught up with Starwind's squad?" Fairchild heaves a sigh of relief, leaning against the wall as the shuttle lifts off towards the Iulia Maesa, hovering in orbit off the shipyards of Phobos. "Good, against a team of pirate captains and aces, it's not surprising. He took at least one with him, right? I hope he peeled apart that pompous slut Red Siren's cockpit and carved her like an overdressed turkey.""I'm afraid no such thing transpired. According to my sensors, the heat trails from Starwind's squadron continue on past this point. One stayed behind, and put an end to poor Rashad personally. At first I thought the Khanda Custom had suffered a malfunction and exploded in the desert, but closer examination of the shrapnel reveals that its main body was already shredded when he likely deliberately detonated it. It seems its fin array was literally battered apart, and the main body's armor was literally dug into until his enemy reached the cockpit. One set of tracks leaving the area on foot, I ran the prints through my mech's computer. It's not exact but the prints generally match those of a Thoroughbred MP from the War. Do you want me to cover it up?"[Continued]
General Fairchild's hand shakes. She takes several deep breaths, inwardly going to her happy place. An isolated garden. A beautiful tennis coach at the Academy. A summer day too warm for clothes. She makes a decision, "No. There isn't any point, he'll have footage of this on the holonet within a few days. Although his motives may have been noble, even though the story will play well with certain segments of the public, a clear and present crime has been committed. Let's not dirty our hands with this one, and let the public decide for itself.""How atypical, Hermione. Do you perhaps have some sympathy for the poor Martian princess?" McAllister's voice is amused."Keep a civil tongue in your head or I'll cut it off, priest. I didn't know Rashad was using one of THOSE to keep her in line. Both of them are disgusting, abominable men, and the only thing wrong with one of them killing the other is that I didn't get to put a plasma bolt through the winner's groin when they were done beating their chests and having their little gorilla fight. Get Ensign Young and prepare to...oh what the hell is it now!?" At precisely that moment, the Avalonian ships pop out of warp and commence their attack.[Continued with you]
In some alternate universe Space Military quest is REEEing almost constantly
As a side-note. Haman Karn is one of my favorite gundam characters and an absolute badass. I hope nobody reading this quest who subsequently decides to watch Zeta and ZZ Gundam judges the Regent of Zeon by the General Fairchild in my quest.
>>48525717Jesus, Mr. Rejoice must have some pull/be seriously useful to talk back to Fairchild. Called her by her first name too.
>>48525753What are you talking about? In Space Military Quest we play as Lieutenant Roarke Starwind of SOUL A as he cleans the solar system of pirates like Keith 'Lucifer' Young.
>>48525793He's probably high up in the church and if she kills him she might ruin their backing>>48525816No I was talking about the other universe where we Play as Fairchild
>>48525793By the sounds of it, while First Mate seems to be more the muscle, Josiah is likely her eyes and ears, serving as her covert unit. Which is funny considering he's the public face for the first mate.
You watch the battle unfold. The Avalonian ships are starting to look rather ragged, but space is littered with the husks of smaller Martian cruisers. Gradually, the Avalonian formation breaks, taking advantage of a momentary lull to split up and dart away in separate directions. As it does, you see that you were wrong. There weren't three ships, there were five. Two of them are smaller, likely vessels that flew in on sublight speed instead of warping in, probably scout vessels of some kind. They're still easily big enough to be heavy cruisers, if not full-sized battleships.One of them is, unfortunately, coming in your direction and moving faster than you are, and you're still not far enough away from Mars to safely activate your microgate projector and blow this pop stand.Painted a vivid blue and gold, this particular Avalonian vessel is extremely damaged, half of its beam batteries are melted to slag and its flight is wobbly. From a glance you'd say that all of its weapons systems, CIWS turrets included, have been damaged. As far as its mech complement, you'd hesitate to say they've all been destroyed, but the Martians and the Avalonians both were killing each other's mecha at a truly horrific pace during the battle.>[Continue running, a few more minutes and you'll be able to gate and it has no reason to fuck with you, right?]>[Hail it over the comms]>[It's hurt pretty badly, why not hijack it and add another ship to your collection? The legend of Roarke Starwind must grow, after all]
>>48526234>>[Hail it over the comms]Lets figure out who were dealing with before we make a decision
>>48526234>>[Hail it over the comms]
>>48526268Seconding, we can be friendly before we kick their teeth in and take the booty.
>>48526234>[It's hurt pretty badly, why not hijack it and add another ship to your collection? The legend of Roarke Starwind must grow, after all]We are a pirate after all. And they are green man loving degenerates so no one will even be mad at us.
>>48526234>>[Hail it over the comms]Hail it before trying to capture it. At the very least it may give us more information.
>>48526234> Hijack it!And besides, sweet sweet tech and intel.
>>48526287Surprise is a powerful thing anon, if we act nice to them over the comms and they let their guard down it'll be easier to take over, we could offer to bring it to our colony for repair
>>48526317Having most of their shit totaled is pretty powerful too and pretty much negates the need for us to dance around like that.
Just say "There's no time to explain, follow me!" then when they port with us we tell them "yeah, we're keeping your ship, but you lot are all free to go back to your buddies."We may be pirates. Yeah, nah, we're assholes, too.
>>48526348Ya but we know that Avalon does genetic modification so their soldiers might be brick shit houses and hijacking the ship might lose us a lot of men, its better to play it smart when you don't know all the details
>>48526388They will still be brick shit houses later and we would probably loose some guys taking them out no mater when we fight them if they are. Might as well take them out while they are fatigued and shaken from battle
>>48526234>[It's hurt pretty badly, why not hijack it and add another ship to your collection? The legend of Roarke Starwind must grow, after all]There's our gunboat. Besides, no risk, no gains.
>>48526433At least lets have them gate away with us so that one of the other Avalon ships doesn't come to help them
>>48526436Also, we're trying to get away because our hurt waifu anon.
"Cornelius. Take over, keep her safe. I'm going to go deal with this." You take Samantha and head for the bridge.You want to steal this ship. You want to steal it and any sweet, new mecha on board. You want to plunder it and go from a six-ship fleet to a seven-ship fleet. First, though, you need information, so you decide to hail them and figure out what they want while their ship is following yours around like a curious labrador retriever sniffing after a cocker spaniel.Unfortunately, they beat you to it. A woman's voice, lightly accented and absurdly confident, rings across the bridge's comms."Bonjour, little peasant ship! Don't be scared, now, I'm about to make you very, very rich if you just be good little serfs and give us a teensy bit of help, non? Please, give coordinates for a safe path for us to avoid the dread Saracens and their allies. You must be fleeing too, why don't we go together, non?">[What say?]
>>48526460They've gated in just now. They need another 24hrs b4 they can gate out again.
>>48526460We cant even gate away yet, never mind the other ships have a martian fleet between them and us.
>>48526433The issue I see is that we are assuming that they are fully done right now and that they have no mechs at all. As is, we have no data about their ship or mech compliments, so using the parlay to scan and gather data would be a good idea. If they are going to be hostile, then we get their shit. If they surrender, we get their shit and can ransom them back to whomever we want AND get intel.
>>48526479Well shit now we have to trick them. Little peasant ship my balls.
>>48526479>We'll I never been one to not help a lady in distress, I'll guide you to a little colony I go to when I need to lie lowOnce we get her their bring out the rest our fleet and strong arm her to surrender
>>48526490This is one of the smaller ships that approached under sublight, presumably they can gate they just don't know anywhere safe to go. Duke Eustace de Rothschild-Beauchamps landed practically on top of a Wels-class and Suleiman 1 and made it out alright, but his ship was significantly bigger than this and the firefight destroyed a colony.
>>48526479>Madamoiselle Captain, we are free men, not serfs. Everything we do has a price.
>>48526540Yea, let's play nice then crawfish and take their shit.
>>48526562She's already promising to make us rich.
>>48526479...aaaaaand for that she gets ransomed. Sure, set her up with our meeting spot and get her to 'Meet' our fleet. Bloody space Marie Antoinette.
>>48526479>wat say?>"we gon plunder you lak waifu booty!"Nah.> Fake scared, but cool scared> Say, ok, we're heading to a deep space point...> Go first, exit gate> Crash priority battle stations for all Kestrel and allied vessels, full alpha launch.> Space elves come thru.> Surrender the booty> Warning shot too> Dis gon be good.
>>48526607Pretty much, but lets call the fleet first once we get off the phone and tell them to prepare to launch when we give the signal then before we gate tell them to come out
>>48526607We can even offer to settle it through single combat, they seem to be super about honor and all that.
Oh right, give me a Fast Talk & Persuasion roll. 1d10+14, first come, first served. Just for fun. You can spend luck on it, too, because I plan on counting the part of the thread tomorrow as a separate session, and thus your luck will have regenerated.
>>48526627This is a good idea. Lets add that.
>>48526635We would have to send someone else though since our robot has a giant laser claw sticking out of it.
Rolled 9 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>48526650Time to be our charming self add 4 luck to this
>>48526635New plan>exit gate, set up>Space elves come thru>"Elf waifu, surrender YOUR booty!"The twist> Roll nat 10> get french elf waifu and shipOr...>Roll anything else>single combatYaaarrrrr....
>>48526668Noone else roll.
Rolled 10 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>48526697We haven't rolled to seduce in a while, lets see what the dice think
>>48526653you say that like it wouldn't help us. Besides, with the flappy arm bit I bet it looks like a scarf.>>48526668Roarke Starwind; well on his way to seducing goddesses.
>>48526714Man o man Thunder. I do hope this is happening, Elf waifu could be fun.
>>48526714>new plan>nat 10>MFW...YAAAARRRR!!!
>>48526730Yeah it'll be real stylish until someone prods it and it blows our generator out our asshole.
>>48526714...So it seems that Roarke is making the RNG Goddess moist.
>>48526714What if you just had us seduce Sapce Kirito's Asuna haha. Then we would have an entirely new person to REEE at us!
>>48526833Stealing people's girls is a Starwind family pastime, We stole Clemmy from Fairy, our dad stole our Mom from Fairy, and hopefully one of our sons will steal another girl from Fairy
>>48526856And I'm totally okay with that.
>>48526856No, the child who stole Fairchild's next target is the daughter who dresses like a guy.
>>48526878Man, that post was almost a friggin riddle homie. At least say Moe stole the damn girl.
"Mademoiselle Captain..." You inject a note of awe into your voice, "From anyone else, I would not trust their sincerity, but you, your voice has the angelic chords of a gentlewoman. You are of the highest noble blood, are you not? It would be my duty, nay, my privilege, to assist you in any way possible.""Oui, monseuir!" You can hear her preening, "My word, I had not expected the master of such a small and unimpressive vessel to be so discerning. I have misjudged you sorely, your words have the gallant timbre of a true knight, a man I could trust with my virtue as well as my life. Mon chevalier, such a man should not pilot this little...what is the word...brig? Non, it is more like a dinghy. You should be resplendent in my colors, piloting a gallant mech for ze honor of the Lady and the Queen."You heave a fake sigh, "Alas, I once had a far greater vessel than this, yet fate and ill fortune conspired to leave me with this tiny vessel, hauling cargoes to make my bread.""Tragique! Unjust!" She gasps, "Mon poor peasant knight, so mistreated. Despite the mud on your hands, I shall lift you up and make you one of my footmen. Trust your Countess Loriette Marie le Kennedy, I will comfort you." "I shall serve you always, my lady." You vow melodramatically, making a gesture like milking a cow to Red Siren, Karen, and Oda Yoritomo, who all grin wickedly, "I know of a colony where the military dogs do not go, free from their taxes and their battleships.""...You do not pay taxes? Well, I suppose all men must have some flaws, I always have believed that a good, firm taxing, it keeps the peasants in line and makes them appreciate their simple lives more." She momentarily sounds disappointed, then cheers up, "Ah, do not be despirited, mon chevalier, a noble spirit like yours should not pay them in the first place, non? Ohohohoho! This is the most important day of your life, for upon our arrival you shall formally enter my service."[Continued]
>>48527024>le KennedyOh were gonna show her a missile crisis alright
>>48527024>small ship cause fate and ill fortune. >exit gate"Where's my ship? Oh, THERE it is!! So forgetful of me. Hello big ship.""Hello, O admiral, our admiral.""....Fire."
>>48527093That's after we invade her bay of course.
>>48527180...Lee Harvey Oswalt
>>48527209The first mate? yes, unless that means using a gun, then no.
"...As my most trusted of knights. You shall wear my favor into battle, and be by my side in every joust. Do you pilot, mon duckling? I shall teach you, you shall want for nothing, not even the most private of lessons from your Countess. Your voice is so soothing, I could enjoy it all day, even with the godless Saracens after us. Oh, as for your underlings, I am sure I could find them work most meaningful in my stables or maintaining my beloved Anseis. It is a kindness and an honor, non?""Non." You reply, with a cheeky smile. Clemmy is looking around in confusion, but then suddenly light dawns, and she grins. Samantha is covering her mouth, trying not to laugh."I am most eager to meet you in person, my dear...my dear...OH! How clumsy! How unforgivable of me! In my haste and rudeness, I did not ask your poor little name, oh duckling I am so sorry! So repentant! Such tactlessness, even to an inferior, is beneath the honor of one of the Twelve Peers.""Countess, my Countess, it is alright, you have done nothing wrong. I am Dude McCool, of Io." Your teeth glitter as you smile, even though she cannot see it. You put a hand on your chest, posing dramatically like a lead actor on the stage, "Follow me closely, I am sending you the coordinates now.""Oui~" Her voice becomes rather...shy... "I am looking forward to meeting you in person. Perhaps...non, depending on your skill, it would be an insult to make you my squire, but it would be a good way to learn if you are inexperienced with Striders. We shall see, duckling. Either way, your life of paradise has begun."Comms end. You take a bow, and your companions burst into applause.[Continued]
>>48527328Roarke once again proving he is the best in the solar system
>>48527328This ham is delicious. How shocked do you think she'll be at our sudden betrayal?
>>48527456Flabbergasted. Completely flabbergasted.
>>48527456She'll be heartbroken She'll come around when we give her a personal tour of the colony
That seduction roll happened. However, it will blossom gradually. She might be very cross with you, but you still rolled a 26 to seduce her, which will linger and have interesting results.
>>48527588So we made her Tsundere? Challenge accepted.
>>48527588We got Fatima to come around, we can do this
"Seven. Ships." You announce as the helmswoman sets a course and the ship prepares for warp, followed by the Avalonian vessel."Hahahaha! Roarkey~ You're stealing from Avalon~" Clemmy pinches one of your cheeks, "What a patriot." She kisses you once, then again, with a hunger most fierce. You put your arm around her, and she nuzzles against your shoulder, "Even Fairy wouldn't be mad at that~" She perks up suddenly, "Oh! I should message her! She should be at our wedding as my maid of honor, then when we have babies she can be a fairy godmother!""I don't think that's a very good ide-" Sam starts, probably trying to gently dissuade the Butcher, but Karen puts a hand over her mouth and shakes her head quickly. "I'd say the ham was a little thick-cut, but the meal itself was delicious...and the whine to come at its conclusion will be very sweet." Rosita grins smugly, "Roarke, my little duckling.""My dirty peasant boy~ Perhaps a riding lesson? Fufufufu~" Sam's eyes flash, and she licks her lips."Mon chevalier~" Karen bats her eyes, snickering, "Oh yes, wear MY favor into battle~ All fifty-nine-point-five tons of invincible, perfectly engineered, PERFECTION of favor~"All four of them break out into simultaneous gales of laughter.[Continued]
>>48527588IT JUST KEEPS HAPPENING
>>48527738Just wait till women start betraying the Jovians in the hopes that we'll sleep with them
>>48527738Source and context please.
>>48527738We learned from the best
>>48527966I wonder if any of our kids will believe any of our stories>Sure dad you totally can break boulders with your hands
>>48527672When we reach our destination we must maintain our Francophile flavour as we correct the lady on wrongly addressing our stature and class, such a faux pas!
>>48527989While I agree with general disbelief that our adventures may entail that one we can demonstrate on demand.
>>48527989How about,>"Dad, is there any famous person you haven't screwed in one way or another?"
Red Siren's scarlet lips curl into a warm smile, "You know, darling, after what my good friend Alice said and after the little dust-up on Mars...I've decided I rather adore weddings. Don't you?" She leans on you, rubbing her fingertip in a little spiral against your shoulder. You almost don't feel the twist of the ship warping, as your danger senses ring out like a battle klaxon."For once, Red, you're right. Roarke, you think I'd look good in white, right? I know you wouldn't say no to some wedding cake, so...um..." Karen's face turns red, "So it wouldn't be bad if there were...if there were..you know...m-more weddings in general and...and I think I'd make a pretty cute bride..." She clasps her hands together behind her back, looks down at her feet, and digs her toe in a little half-circle against the floor."Nyahaha!" Clemmy continues nuzzling you, grinning without a shred of repentance at the trouble she's caused.Samantha, loyal, gentle Samantha, meets your gaze with the sympathy of a gentle saint and mouths the word 'Run'. Suddenly, you feel like you should have been just a little more understanding of Mohammed. If only there was a cupboard around to hide in before YOU get stolen.>[I NEED TO CHECK ON FATIMA, flee]>[Wait helplessly like a lamb surrounded by wolves]
>>48528053Maybe, who knows? Well honey there's one I can think of. Yet while I may not have ever loved her in the flesh I'd say you could make the argument I've screwed Fairchild like no one else ever could.
>>48528097>BATTLESTATIONS! Go on the offensive, it's the only way to survive!
>>48528097>>[Wait helplessly like a lamb surrounded by wolves]Roarke doesn't afraidWhen we get back to Auditorium lets visit Athena and let her know everyone came back safe
>>48528097>>[I NEED TO CHECK ON FATIMA, flee]YOU CAN RUN BUT YE CANNOT HIDEEEE
>>48528097>BATTLESTATIONS! Go on the offensive, it's the only way to survive!Ask them if they want one big wedding or one for each, then flee.
>>48528005What unspeakably awful thing happens to that poor girl?
>>48528111You caught that. Nailed it.
>>48528137This is the worst idea and can only end badly, we have to do it
>>48528137The only correct choice.
>>48528097>[Wait helplessly like a lamb surrounded by wolves]A man's gotta know when to take his licks, and these ladies are getting their seven pounds of flesh regardless of resistance.
>>48528145It was either naked apron for a day or jeans and no shirt. Can't remember. That character made the series though.
>>48528145> Space elves exit gate>"Surrender your booty"> French elf waifu "WTF?"> Offer honorable surrender> IF Surrender_FAIL THEN "Single combat">WHEN Surrender_WIN THEN "Pompous Ceremony", "Full Honors to an Honorable Foe", "Wine, Dine, and Seduce", and "Offer Vassalage"Wait, fuck that.>We be PIRATES.>Surrender and keep your lives, you have done all you can.>Hold on, space elf waifu.>You being ransomed to elves or sold to Sol forces.>Fatima II, the elvening.
>>48528267I meant the poor nurse in that image, not the Countess. For once.>>48528260I like this guy.
>>48528312Hes pretty cool considering he never wins.
So for the captains of the green skull missile boat and our new Avalon cruiser I say we wait until we recruit some people from our tournament
>>48528312Yeah, from where he's from he's considered a Minus. Unlike many of the cast who were pluses and had pretty neat abilities, his ability was using big ol' screws to seal said abilities. He liked screwing people over a lot.>>48528370Well, that is reasonable, but we should make sure they are fit to captain a ship. We don't want any lu bus piloting our ships then turning.
>>48528419Of course and if we don't find any of them fit to captain a ship we'll give one to Miles/Richard and the other to Moe
>>48528370well we could give it to Miles, but then we would have to send Richard to make actually run the ship, and Moe to keep those two from snogging long enough for Richard to run the ship.
>>48528370What about Basil?
>>48528465Speaking of Miles and Richard we need to get them better mechs their still using Harpy customs>>48528488He was a police chief so that could work pretty well
>>48528500>here, have a harpy doublecustom
>>48528509Why did I see that as Miles and Richard co-piloting a single mech, like in Pacific Rim?
>>48528419>but we should make sure they are fit to captain a ship-Ramming speed!-But captain we're outside maximum engagement dista--Did I stutter? Death or Glory!-Sir this is insane!-But the admiral's plans are too..-...-Ramming speed it is sir.
Fear rushes through you like icy water down your spine. You examine the situation with the detached eye of a keen strategist.Clemmy is in front of you. Red Siren has one of your arms. Karen moves up and takes your other hand, smiling hopefully.You've got three adversaries, one a close combat specialist right in front of you, and her two allies flanking you. Your only ally can't interfere with the others without hurting her best friend.The distance between you and the door seems to grow, and grow, and grow, stretching ever-wider.There's only one thing to do. You resort to grappling. You put your arms around all three of them at once, as much as you can. You meet Samantha's eyes and jerk your head in a 'get over here' gesture with a smile. She scampers over and cuddles against you too."I like weddings, and I get the hint. You could have just asked me. But...who am I supposed to marry first?" You look at them with innocent confusion, "I mean, I love all of you." You give them each a kiss, and let go, "Well, I'll let you settle that. Come propose to me then, I have to check on Cornelius and Fatima, I want to make sure she handled warp alright." With a sunny smile all the brighter for being completely sincere, you release them.Four very happy girls watch you depart. Samantha sighs happily, "I thought asking would bother him, so I didn't, but he still said yes...""I've been waiting for this for so long!" Karen says giddily, clasping her hands together, "I won't let him down! I'll work even harder from now on!""Roarke is just the best." Clemmy notes."He's so cute when he's trying to be clever, isn't he?" Red Siren nods."Well thank fuck you finally sorted that out." Miles snorts, "Now which of you is doing it first?"Violence, predictably, erupts. You're already back at the infirmary, though, and blissfully unaware of it.[Continued]
>>48528623>"Well thank fuck you finally sorted that out." Miles snorts, "Now which of you is doing it first?">Violence, predictably, erupts.As expected of Miles.
So how are we going to do this? One ring to represent all of the girls, or one ring for each of our girls?
>>48528623>"Well thank fuck you finally sorted that out." Miles snorts, "Now which of you is doing it first?"And thus the gates to Hell opened, and promptly shut because no one has time to deal with four waifus fighting for supremacy.
>>48528509>they eventually get a mech that is the same size as the kaiser>its just five harpies bolted together
>>48528419The funny thing is that Roarke is kind of a Lu Bu. From the very beginning of this quest, he's been an exceptionally good pilot, the brute-force problem solver of Ozark's Iron Kestrels, all the more remarkable for his unarmed mecha and bizarre fighting style. He's also susceptible to the charms of women, and does crazy things without really thinking for their sake. By contrast, his other combat skills lag far behind his combat potential, and a lot of his development comes from growing as a pirate and a leader.
>>48528582There are rules for that you know.
>>48528713>"No! I wanted to move the fifth right leg! Karen! The wiring in this is shit! A SHIT!"
>>48528681four rings that lock together to form a compact taser knuckle.
>>48528582>>48528713Two mecha bolted together, you say?
>>48528745Little hard to move your fingers that way
>>48528752>ywn have a gundam that is also a guncannon
>>48528623There's probably going to be a fifth wife in there...Fatima awake yet? We need her to serve as head wife, enforcer and bodyguard against other wives.
>>48528826Transformation: Gun-based mech when?
>>48528826Ribbons's mech was cool. Never understand why he had all those mecha just ram people though.
>>48528857>on hearing that we have married not one, but five, waifus, half the population of the galaxy send us rings in the hope that they'll be accepted too>we see no reason not to take this chance to live up to Ozark's legacy, and end up forging a suit of chainmail in order to wear them all at once
>>48528922>the suit of chainmail was for the Kaiser
>>48528752Okay, I admit that is pretty cool. Especially the pose. Mile+Richard mech when?
Hmmm. You know, this is probably actually a good stopping point (ish) for tonight. As I said, I have to be up early and stop by work for a couple of hours, but then once I get home we can spring the trap on this countess and add another ship to your collection.I'll bump the thread from time to time, and I hope you will too (since I can't bump while I'm asleep). Meanwhile...let's chat for a bit. What do you like seeing in a mech? Not necessarily related to this quest, but what kind of aesthetic do you like in general? I'm a sucker for helm-like heads, myself.
I realize this may not be the best place to ask this but you guys are the only Gundam Nerds I know.I'm trying to find a Gundam game I played on PS2 with my friends. It had a bunch of different units in splitscreen, I don't remember all the names, but the Federation had the Guntank and Guncannon as two of theirs and Zeon had this giant Green much that raped face and a weird one that had a sword and shield and galloped sideways.
>>48528962The Rhinehawk, actually. Even supposing each ring somehow weighs just 0.1 gram, just 3 billion rings will weigh 300 tons. That's 600 Kills of armor.
>>48529031Their love is our shield!
>>48529012Honestly? It depends. I am fan of mechs in general from old to new, but they had to fit well with the general look of the show. Though if I were to pick, I love things like the Granzon, Dyzengar, and many of the SRW OG machines.>>48529025Sounds like federation versus zeon.
>>48529012I prefer a sleek design over a really heavy and gaudy one, I'm a big Zaku II kind of guy
>>48529012Big claws instead of hands.
>>48529012Personally I always loved the seeing 'real' robots. And no, not real in the the SRW sense, but real as in "This might actually be possible one day." sense.For example, Ring of Red, a near-launch title for the PS2, has some of my favorite mech designs.
>>48529099I also think the Dom's a pretty good mech design, if they slimmed down the shoe skirts it would probably be my favorite
>>48529012I have a boner for Zeon grunt suits and their design derivatives. I just can't get enough of the weird mono-eyes, stocky and fat limbs, gas mask face, etc. Absolutely love the Rick Dom.I also like weird tank-mech hybrids. They're dumb and can't fulfill the niches that tanks and mechs do, but I like guntanks and their ilk. This pretty much comes from the Armored Core 5 trailer when the mech just rolls over an Abrams tank.
So, as a newcomer to this quest, is the General the main bad guy so far and...what exactly has she done wrong?
>>48529119And menacing eye pieces. Hygog is the shit>tfw you realize you lost all your 4chan images
>>48529012I really like the idea of bits. The floaty gun ones or the hand ones that were talked about. That idea always amused me, that and helm-heads too.
>>48529190She's a bitch.Also general murdering, scheming, and being a bitch.
>>48529190Put her backing behind a pirate group that killed most of our crew and almost us for one thing.
>>48529148Personally, I dig the parachute pants thrusters, but later Zeon designs did a better job with them in my opinion.
>>48529190She was indirectly responsible for the gutting of the Iron Kestrels at the start, aided the Green Skulls in growing and terrorizing the Belt, and is pretty damn creepy towards women
>>48529096That's it! Thank You!
>>48529190There is no main bad guy here, just various characters with their own motivations. She just happens to utterly loathe us, while being in a position of power.
>>48529190I'll let everyone else answer that.
>>48529291>There is no main bad guy hereThere was the entirety of the Green Skulls and the First Mate in particular
>>48529012Im partial to claws on mine. Call me old fashioned but after seeing a giant mech tear something/someone apart with their bare hands I get giddy.
>>48529025Mobile suit Gundam: Earth Federation vs. Zeon
>>48529190Well, manipulating the military to a high degree for starters, likely removing people so her own supporters could get in, Has a good relationship with the first mate, who killed both our brother and crippled our captain. Tried to frame us for blowing up a colony, has been actively trying to screw us over, picked Keith as her face for SOUL B, is a lady neckbeard, WAY too angry to the point of willing to start wars due to her racist grudge and not giving a shit about civilians.It is a long list.
>>48529311Then they died.I didn't say that there are no unambiguously evil characters (of which Fairchild would still not be one), but the quest in itself does not actually have a 'main bad guy' as such.
>>48529410Theres a big bad we just haven't met them yet, were still kind of in the beginning of the story I think
>>48529389>crippled our captain.He was 100% going to die, he couldn't have been moved out of his cockpit without being disemboweled. Couple that with blood loss.
>>48529410>but the quest in itself does not actually have a 'main bad guy' as suchConsidering it feels almost like One Piece IN SPACE, the overall goal is really just getting stronger and gaining riches so villains are either gonna be recurring or arc-based.
>>48528727Unlike Lu Bu, won't be forced into a single colony, and betrayed by Avi.
>>48529348You picked the right quest for that.
>>48529389I'll agree with everything but the racist part. The Green Men deserved to die.
>>48529012Sucker for gundam heads, though mono-eye helms and GM-types are also a close choice.
>>48529389>racist grudgeUgh, found the Greenie.
>>48529490Oh I agree with you on the green men. They are manipulative bastards. But the Avalonians aren't green men. They got hooked in by a pretty girl with a crazy forest robot and began treating her like a goddess. That could be due to a more subtle version of the spores, or sheer charisma, but they are not the main problem. There is also the fact that her Racism caused her to act stupidly and got innocents hurt. If you hate a group, fine. We wiped out the green skulls because fuck those guys, and screwed over Rashad because fuck him as well. However, be smart with your hate and don't attack until you can at least get a figure on the situation.
>>48529581I think she has a better grasp of the situation than us to be honest and most of the colonist were killed by the greenie loving bastards.Plus seeing as at least some of the green fuckers previous force were regular human sympathizers they have a justifiable reason to hate them.
>>48529637There not even human, their space elves they have pointy ears and everything
Bump!I hope the thread still exists when I wake up, it's already on page 4.
>>48529931It'll be fine we've done it before, what time do you think you'll be running tomorrow?
>>48529637I would disagree. Knowledge or understanding does little when blinded by your hate. Justifiable or not, her shots did more damage to the colony than the enemy and in acting hastily, she caused the death of the colony. She was also using the populace to move every scrap of evidence that she could.Justified or not, she is not a good person, and her actions show a great personal greed and lust. Also she's auntie to Lysa; Darth Idol herself. Thats a bad sign no matter what.
>>48529991>her shots did more damage to the colony than the enemyI dont know man, the enemy ship is what blew the colony asunder. A Wels class doesnt even have that sort of firepower. Plus no one on both sides expected a battleship to just pop up out of the blue.
>>48530086I mean her shot did bupcuss to the enemy at all. As in, she bloody missed and di no damage to the target and thus cause a horrible counter attack. She is a military leader. Being cool under pressure, ESPECIALLY with civilians on the line is important. Then she tried to spin the destruction of the colony as our fault to push her plans.
>>48530136To be fair what are you supposed to do when an enemy warship jumps in your face? Not shoot at it? And god forbid anyone in the history of combat misses a shot.
>>48530171Well considering she can use all the ship actions at once, she could have repositioned the ship so she wouldn't HIT THE COLONY IF SHE MISSED and then fired. From the way it sounds, the colony was pretty much between the ships. If she moved to the side or away from it, she could still fire and not risk them. Even luring them away. Instead she straight on attacked first with no plan. And yes, people miss shots. But she is a part of the defensive fleet. Risking your charges is a bad idea.
I can't wait to see what this girl looks like Wong makes her ugly just to fuck with us
>>48530243Well they were already collateral damage, why would she care much about what happens to them? And it doesnt really matter that she hit the colony because she still isnt the one who shot a hole in it, the green weenies could have repositioned their ship so a miss wouldnt kill a colony. Thats assuming either ship can even move that far considering neither are built for mobility.
>>48530086She did destroy that ship that Sam and Siren pranked her with and the whole crew with it. Bitch is evil.
>>48530340Well yeah but at least she has a good reason to hate space elves.
>>48530296Because taking one hit could have left them with just a horribly damaged colony instead of a destroyed one and it sort of does matter. Their reaction was due to one idiot, who fell on his sword afterwards, that got startled because they were fired at. Because when you are shot at, flight or fight tends to kick in. And she could care because unlike what she wants to do as queen bitch, her job was to protect and serve. Using her people as collateral and propaganda is not a good thing.We also don't even know why she hates space elves. For all we know she wants to be the one treated as a queen with a giant harem of elf bitches serving her every need. We just know she has a hard on for roark's mom and wants to kill them even if she has to send the majority of the population to the blender.
>>48530403>We also don't even know why she hates space elves.Probably the same reason everyone hates people who associate with green men. Hell, we hate them and we arent even old enough to have fought them like she is.
>>48529983Early afternoon, around two or three EST maybe?
>>48530553Alright. I'll get some sleep and bump in the morning once I am recharged and not running on vapors.
>>48530243>implying she would have moved when she could use the colony as a shield
I wonder if were ever going to have to fight the Getters?
After finding this piece of art I can't help but imagine it as Moe's mech base frame due to proper colours.
What happened to the artfags we had? Are any of you still here?
>>48530910I know that at least one ragequit when we went the harem route instead of just picking one of Karen, Samantha, or Siren.
>>48530939I remember that he was the guy who did the original Kaiser, we also had the dude who did the Pillar man sketch, the Clemmy cup one, and the Clemmy maid one. Plus we had a guy a couple of threads ago post his drawing of the Kaiser
>>48530939He tried to hold the thread hostage with it too, but you can't schlong the Wong.
>>48530956You mean this one? This one has been around for a while, unless I missed one. After all, it's only got one shield and we've had two for over half the quest now.
>>48530956I think the guy who draws Clemmy is still around.If only we could get one of all five girls in wedding dresses (I know we have Gretchen too, but she's just sleeping with us, and doesn't actually intend to start a relationship)
>>48530973Yup thats the one >>48530957Which thread did that happen? I'm drawing a blank on that
>>48531017No idea, but a good landmark would be to look around the parts where we started getting serious about multiple girls.
>>48531046Found it http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/46822873/#p46832817
>>48530989That would be really cute anon, I hope we can find someone to draw that
Alright last bump of the night hope the thread stays up till Wong gets back
>>48531085Hey, that's when we met Clemmy.Just bumping to say that she's my favorite.
Wong bump.Three PM may have been a slightly generous estimate, but we will nonetheless recommence earlier than the usual time. Incidentally, according to /m/, Kira Yamato (the character Jesus uses the portrait of) is actually among the weaker gundam pilots. His show tries to hype him, but a lot of his fights are won purely because of the incompetence of his enemies. A really scary pilot would be someone like Judeau, who borders on being a jedi in a mech, or Kamille with his ridiculous precognition, Amuro going off sheer displayed skill onscreen, or Uso with the highest killcount of any gundam protagonist. It was asked in an earlier thread if I would have done anything differently if I could do it again, and in retrospect I should have not used Judeau's name straight from the anime. I intended for him to be a throwaway character, but now I like his personality and motivations so much that he'll definitely keep making appearances.>>48531217Seconding vigorously. If that happened, the fates would align for the mid-season upgrade to happen within the week....Even though I have to remake it because I somehow lost it. Oh well, shouldn't take too long. Statting mechs isn't hard, statting ones that are boring but need stats (like the Scimitar and Tulwar and various Morgan II/Warmouth variants) is, because I'll start work and then get an idea for a weapon system for one of the Paladins and before I know it I'm hip-deep in something ridiculous.
>>48532427>Judeau finally manages to loot a mech from somewhere>suddenly displays 10+10 MAD SKILLS
>>48532699I bet he has one already.
>>48533058I was making a joke based on a hypothetical humorous happenstance that he happens to have hilariously high skills and is only hindered by his lack of a ride to implement them with due to his scavvy nature landing him only scrap which he sells immediatley.
>>48532699Not loot, scavaged.Like pic related.
Hey Wong, what happened to the Asians, South Americans and Africans? Did they take over Earth?
>>48532427I can agree with that. Compared to other pilots including Shin, Kira never really.. grew. Aside from that seed, he never improved his skill or tried different strategies, relying more on his machine and others than his own skill. Sure his bases could be considered high, but thats due to him being a coordinator and not his own merit.Really, Jesus fits the Kira mold well in that regard. His machine is amazing with it's gun, but if someone closed in and he had no support, he'd get a nasty shock.
>>48533567Huh, it's kinda got the Flower horn's head, doesn't it? Sort of cylindrical, like a hat?
>>48534166Meanwhile Caesar has gotten laid and gotten gud. At some point, there's going to be a three-boy duel between Caesar, Jesus, and Moe and it's just going to be them bullying Jesus nonstop.
>>48534660Really, the end result of the fight would probably be the pair just kicking the downed Slinger when they catch him for a good 10 minutes before shaking hands for a job well done. Aside from the priest, I don't think anyone likes Jesus.
>>48530956>>48530973Uh... Fampai, all of those drawings, except Clemmy cup, were by me. Don't worry I got you guys covered next thread with another drawing. The ragequit artfag I think was the ACTUAL very first Kaiser. It fit super well for the quest and I think lives up to the Kaiser's spirit, very bulky and armoured.
>>48535229Well that will be a nice treat and yeah, I see the Kaiser being rather armored even when upgraded. Hell, for the command armor for the head, I picture a small slit for the sensors that opens up and reveals the visor, then the face like some sort of Alien or beast.
IMPORTANT REMINDER:Since Avalon has a bunch of Gene engineering tech, we have to be on the lookout for Bioweapons.
>>48535229Thanks for all the hard work man we all really appreciate it
Don't recall a Clemmy maid picture, but I can say with certainty that this was just a shitty image edit.Literally all my waifu images are stolen from across the Internet.
>>48535648There was another Kaiser drawing a couple of threads back with only the head done with pencil and paper. It had a pretty wicked design though, can't wait for when he pops back in and gives us an update.>>48535881Unfortunately we didn't get to see a Clemmy maid episode when we were Caesar. Waiting on a Clemmy + Hamster episode though.
When we get back to Auditorium we should go ring shopping for the girls, we could take Athena with us and kill two birds with one stone
>>48536027>shopping>not forging it ourselves out of the metal at the heart of a meteorite, or something else suitably momentous
>>48535945Will have to dig for that one. Another possible upgrade for us could be a armored cockpit. It's not that expensive and with our armor, it'd probably save our ass just in case someone gets a lucky hit.
>>48536027>Buying a ringWouldn't diamonds be worthless by now?And the metal should come from the Kaiser.
>>48536158I think by that point people would be so used to seeing them as expensive that it would just carry on
>>48536122If we face the Knight of Gold, I say we use it's scrap to forge rings. Nothing says 'I love you' like a ring made from a final boss tier enemy.
>>48536235We might not fight him for years in game
>>48536608Would we want to hold the ceremony as soon as possible, or just once things have stabilized a little?You'd think we'd want to give Fatima a chance to get over her last marriage-to-be before springing another one on her.
>>48536674I would say sometime soon since we have an intersystem war starting real soon and I would rather do it when were in some sort calm
Hey all. Am I the only one who hopes the Duke is ok? He seems like a great guy, even if he's on the opposite side from us.
>>48536751For somebody who looks like Kirito and worships a Green (Wo)Man, he was pretty okay. Hope he goes down in an actual one-on-one duel with Roarke.
>>48536751He's pretty cool. Especially given what he could have been, considering who provides his character art.Wonder what Caesar's dad thinks of everything that's been going down recently?
>>48536751The Duke himself is reasonable and I think there are likely a good number of reasonable people on both sides of this war. Problem is that Fairchild and the Green Witch are pushing it at both ends and are using those reasonable people as tools.
>>48536158>Wouldn't diamonds be worthless by now?Not really.Artificial diamonds are already separated from natural ones in price and prestige, that would just keep carrying on.
>>48537461They actually might be worth more since with populations exploding in this setting the demand has probably skyrocketed and unless they found more veins on earth or the rest of the solar system the price would go up
>>48536917That's practically every war anon.Nine times out of ten the guy your killing on the oppisite side of the trench just wants to get home alive, same as you.Its the fuckers sitting safe at home in their command centers that have the plans that involve the death of millions.
>>48536784Probably pissed about Caesar sneaking out with his mech, but at least Caesar got himself a girl
>>48536784probably staying as far away from this as possible. It was obvious he gave no care for the King Swordfish with the way it was rusting in a barn, and aside from likely taking some que from ancient asian fathers, he seemed to not want Caesar to share his fate.
The journey back to Auditorium feels a lot longer than the journey there. Which is surprising, because waiting the requisite twenty-four hours between jumps while worrying about Fatima was bad enough without her having a needle in her head. You honestly hadn't considered that Cornelius couldn't do the surgery during the pause, but when he starts explaining the various medical reasons why he would prefer to do this in a gravity environment...all with the cheerful willingness to do the procedure anyway IF you're willing to accept risk after terrifying-sounding risk, everything from memory loss to brain hemorrhaging...you grudgingly accept it. However, the Countess is more than happy to talk to you. Mostly explaining in exacting detail how she expects your underlings to address her...or rather to convey things from you to her, since she seems less than keen to speak to them directly...and the proper etiquette of an Avalonian footman. You tune out a lot of the information on what degree you should bow to and how you should be overjoyed at being so far elevated over the kowtow expected from a scullery maid or boot-polisher, and spend your time more productively flirting with her instead. She also talks rather a lot about how boorish the 'Gas Knights' of Jupiter are, and says even worse things about the Saracens.For once, the girls are well-behaved, even with each other. They seem to be slightly shocked after your counterattack, which quells the teasing about the Countess' behavior a little. Samantha's Innocent Europan Princess face sees a lot of use, and all four are imitating the Countess' OHOHOHO laugh by the time you make the second jump.[Continued]
>>48533899Unlikely, since only the super-mega-ultra-rich can afford to live on Earth because of planet restoration taxes and stuff, if I remember right. We've seen a few Asians, a black guy, an Indian, and whatever Naomi is so far.
>>48538384Think of all the shit he's probably seen.
>>48538752Now imagine what he's going to do when he finds out about what Naomi is
>>48538665I don't have a reaction image smug enough for this.Someone help me out here.
Finally, you reach Auditorium. Almost as soon as you gate in, and are greeted by the neon scarlet glow of Red Siren's colony, the comm squawks at you."How garish! I expected a hive of dubious character...but someone has gone and slathered images of local slatterns all over it! Really, mon chevalier, it is time to leave such childish things behind. They are beneath you. You will escort me to operas, to great melees of a hundred Striders, to jousts where the Queen herself bestows a laurel on the winner, to contests of song where the instruments sculpted from the throats of the performers are art as much as the music. You will see bioluminescent whales of Paley's World, the majestic flights of the wyverns of Avalon, the..."You tune her out and make a PC-call movement with your thumb and pinky finger along the side of your head to Karen, pointing at the Colony. The mechanic girl, trying not to snicker audibly at the Countess' assessment of Auditorium, gives you a perky nod and opens up a channel to your fleet, muttering into her PC and nodding several times. "I am told that the dances of the cat-eared women of Qu'lir are something every connoisseur of the performing arts should experience at least once, but personally I think it sounds like vulgar trash and I shall not have you literally chasing tail, mon adorible` peasant knightling...I say, what a tawdry ship, is it part of a circus?" The Countess laughs as the Yamato slides out of a docking bay, the dragon and cloud patterns on it brilliantly visible, "Perhaps the clowns desired shore leave at these brothels, non? Ah, but I will not turn my nose up at it, no, so long as they can repair my ship and I can learn how best to strike at the underbelly of my enemies I will forgive the crudeness of these Solar aborigines."You grab Oda's shoulders and wrestle the big guy back into his seat, practically having to put him into a chokehold to stop him from roaring at her in Japanese.[Continued]
>>48538846Is this close?
>>48539012Someone just made an enemy for life
>>48539016Pretty smug, but could probably be smugger.How smug are you feeling right now, anon?
>>48539096Not much now put as soon as we pull off this trap that is liable to change
>>48539012Things not to do in the Solar System:Insult Japanese culture in front of Oda.Try to harm Roarke's crew, stuff, and womenBe Jesus.Try and double cross Roarke.Piss off Old Man checkers.
Grand Theft Starship, Kidnapping, Bank Fraud, and flagrant looting always put you in a good mood."Oh look, there's another one! Bonjour! Ah, they are fighting for the honor of vacating their bay for me, non?" You hear the Countess clapping her hands, "Or perhaps they, like you, do not pay their taxes and fear I am here to collect...oh look, a third!"The Heavy Striker that slips out first is a bog-standard Jovian military light cruiser. To the nines. Most pirate ships have some unorthodox repairs or personal modifications, but this one is practically fresh out of some base or shipyard. The rather pointless green-and-brown classical camouflage pattern painted on it, and the black-and-white Iron Kestrels banner instead of the UJCIDF flag is the only thing that sets it apart.On the other hand the second ship, the Medium Weighter, is clearly a pirate vessel and has been for decades. From its ranks of heavy beam cannons to the massive skull and crossbones worked onto its plasma-scarred bow, it speaks of countless raids and running gunfights from the law. Casually, they move past your incoming vessels, assuming a loose flanking pattern. Your transport maneuvers to put the Harmonium between you and the Avalonian ship's remaining guns."Duckling, wait up! This rude man is in my way, I know you wish to lead me to the best spot, but you are being overly-hasty." She pauses for a moment, "Why do these ships all have the emblem of hawk and skull?"[Continued]
>>48539251Jeez, I almost feel bad... But we made the roll. She is as inevitable as Clemmy.
"Oh look, Countess, I found my ship. it seems our meeting really was lucky for me." Your voice is as smooth as a velvet butter tin and you grin like a cat on a parakeet farm as the Rhinehawk and the rather plain black-and-white Goshawk, another Jovian cruiser contstructed similarly to the Yamato, emerge.You hear her gasp, then she speaks in a sharp, suspicious voice, "That is a battleship most strange. Duckling, what naughtiness are you about?" You hear the sound of something smacking against her palm, like a riding crop or a ruler, or even a scabbarded sword>[What say?]
>>48539273To be fair, she called us a peasant and proceeded to tease all members of our armada. Also she's Space French and her name is Marie. Still haven't seen her face either.
>>48539346>Oh you know the usual, grand theft starship, kidnapping of nobility, piracy, ect ect
>>48539346"The time honored tradition of space piracy, my dear. I've been running around playing gallant hero, eradicating vile scum, rescuing abused princesses, uncovering system wide evil conspiracy... it's good to get back to one's roots. Very refreshing."
>>48539346"Simply business as usual. Rest assured, your ship will be repaired and your return to your people will happen. Of course, your repaired ship will join my pirate armada and you'll be ransomed back to your people for a kingly sum, but I am a man on my word. I have to be if I am Admiral Roarke Starwind of the Iron Kestrels."
>>48539346My dear Countess, are you familiar with the term "stand and deliver?"
We could tell her that were Robin Hood
"Well, as you explained to me at length, everyone should know their place, right? I'm simply doing my job. Business as usual, as we say in the Belt. It's nice to finally be back at it after so long doing flash work like rescuing princesses and smiting villains." You lean on the arm of your chair, "Did you think I would lead a classy woman like you somewhere cheap, Countess? No, your stay shall be a very expensive one.""You are him." Her voice is icy, and the sound of something smacking her palm intensifies, "The Duke, he told us about you. The pirate king of the asteroids, the Row-arc" She pronounces it with an accent as thick as the Kaiser's shield plating, "Starwind, the Hawk Admiral, the man with the white-faced Strider of obsidian. He may be tied with Belegor for second in power after gallant Sir Gavin of the Roland, but Duke Eustace is a scurrilous Rothschild and has the ridiculous pointed ears of the last dynasty, so I do not truly consider it praise that he respects you highly for his family is a family of thieves and marcher lords. You are a scoundrel, sir, and no true knight. Hmph!" That last sound contains a galaxy's worth of dismissiveness."And these are my Iron Kestrels." You spread your arms wide, and snap your fingers. Missile bays slide open, beam batteries swivel into position, and enough firepower (5800K worth of alpha strike) to annihilate a battleship is abruptly pointed at her ship, "Are you familiar with the phrase 'stand and deliver'?"[Be back in half an hour, lunch]
When we meet her face to face lets make sure to be a complete gentleman just to fuck with her. Kiss her hand and everything
>>48539684Can I mention I really like Eustace? He says the sweetest things.
Oh its back. Man if only piracy in real life was this easy.
>>48539684>"The Duke, he told us about you. The pirate king of the asteroids, the Row-arc"Well, Eustace just got some serious brownie points.
>>48539684Well.. first off we should run with that title when we deal with other stuffy nobles, and second off, we just got some information. Seems Belegor may be of importance to us, likely leading a faction in of himself.
>>48539860He seems to be one of the twelve peers of Avalon and tied with Eustace for power
>>48539905That much is given, but it was the way his name was said. No honorifics or use of 'Lord', 'Sir', or 'Duke'. If she's a stickler for nobility it either means they are on really good terms or really bad terms to talk about him so plainly.
>>48539962Or he's simply not a noble. Wouldn't that be something.
>>48539962Good catch anon, he could be her brother that would explain the informality
So, we're going to grill her for info on Avalon right? Only subtly.
>>48540096Of course over a nice candle lit steak dinner
>>48540110Interrogation over a steak dinner.Damn, we classy as fuck up in here.
>>48539993Pretty sure being in Roland's peerage is enough to be considered one, or at least a knight. She used proper titles for everything else, so him sticking out and being tied for second could lead to some important information.
"I stand always, you...you barbarian, upon the ideals of honor and nobility, yet to you I shall deliver only death and spite. My Anseis has survived an encounter with the Megabass of the dread General Jersey Coop, and I fear neither death nor pain from common highwaymen.""I'm insulted, I'm no 'common' highwayman." You inject a note of reproach into your voice. "I'm disappointed, Duke Eustace was so polite.""You did not dare point your filthy cannons at his ship! I am the eldest daughter of the noble Kennedy clan, I am the descendant of Terran KINGS and senators! How dare you engage me with this cowardly trap rather than face me face to face!? I demand satisfaction! I will take all of your heads! When my arms wear out from chopping knecks, I will break them with my thighs! When my legs wear out, I will bite out your throats! When my teeth shatter, I will strangle you with my hair! My servants are all proud to die with and for me, and I shall stand upon their forefront upon a HILL OF YOUR CRAVEN CORPSES! Whether it is the will of the Lady or the will of fate or the will of ME I will survive to destroy the hateful woman that is my eternal nemesis!">[What say?]
>>48540326Dan wong, you snuck in coop? I'm even deeper in love.
>>48540326>I would love to come out here and add another broken mech to my record, but sadly mines in the shop right now
>>48540096We really need to figure out if the Avalonians knew at all what kind of atrocities the Green Men committed.
>>48540326Did she just challenge us to a duel? I mean, we really don't have to, seeing as we are pirates, and we do have a half a dozen ships pointing all their firepower at her already nearly dead ship. Maybe she should put it to a vote with her crew, first? If they insist we could ride out on the Kaiser and punch her limbs off. Or if she decides she really doesn't wnat to waste her time on "peasants" a.k.a. she's a coward, we can let her send out her second and let Oda deal with them so he can get payback for them insulting his most glorious of ships.
>>48540326Well, if you so wish to face us in one on one combat, I don't see why not. Let us make sure our machine is battle ready and we'll gladly take you on. Of course, if you lose, you will have to surrender.I do think we should take the duel ourselves. We need to see how good the enemy's machines are after all.
>>48540433>>48540521Our mechs in the shop and no way are we fighting with it having an exposed powerplant
>>48540433Our mech is sort of busted so we would need a second anyway.
>>48540326No way you stated megas.
>>48540326"Hera's Tits woman, there's a point where threats become comedic and you went flying over it."
>>48540533Our damage was minimal and chances are that was the first thing Karen worked on. Because we didn't go hot, we will be fine. Likewise, she probably took a lot of damage as well if she was withdrawing. She might be expecting our machine to be bog standard and not able to stand up to something SOULs class.
>>48540595And we've been stuck on this transport which I doubt has any real way to repair a mech, but it depends on what Wong says
>>48540595>Our damage was minimalNegro please, there is a giant laser claw touching our reactor.
As sacrilegious as it sounds, we could also launch in a mech that isn't the Knuckle Kaiser, though I don't know of any mechs in our arsenal that have a load-out suitable for fisticuffs. Alternatively put our training to the test and challenge her to a duel in the flesh.
>>48540795Im fine with doing it in person
>>48540730We also had 24 hours to patch it up and repair the damage. I don't think the Cohens would leave home without some way to repair and resupply our machines and 24 hours is plenty of time to do just that.
>>48540795I say we duel her, hand-to-hand. If it's possible, we both launch shuttles that dock together, so neither side can risk blowing up the shuttle for fear of killing their own leader.
"Juno's tits, woman." You drop the chivalry for a moment, "There's a point where it stops being threatening and you flew right over it. I'm not some wet-behind-the-ears UJCIDF pup who studied drama at the Academy. I'm all for gallant last stands, but I could destroy your ship with a few words and you with it. Furthermore, I'm doing exactly what you wanted, repairing your ship and reuniting you with your people. You're just paying for it, which is natural and fair. I'm sure the eldest daughter of the Kennedy tribe with a lineage stretching back to whenever can afford another ship and to pay a ransom. Shouldn't you strive to avoid being so rude? I've kidnapped Martians who were more polite.""Now you're stretching it, Roarke." Miles grumbles, "You didn't hear some of the things she said when she was in the brig and I had to feed her. All because I had a bite of her pudding, so what? It's called a service charge.""What about Mohammed and the rest?" Richard points out."Oh, good point. You're so smart, Ricky-wicky." Your First Mate tugs on your Bosun's beard."So you're saying I'm more valuable alive?" The Countess' voice becomes speculative, "Then you're not going to shoot at me. Hmph, I could simply fly out of here.""I could simply disable your engines. I have enough soldiers of my own for that, and they're free men. Of course, I expect you to resist. You might get hurt, and plenty of your servants will assuredly die. Why don't you ask them what they think?" Time is entirely on your side, you don't mind being chatty."Are you calling my servants cowards? Impudent ruffian! If you want me, I will be in my Anseis. We will live and die together." She cuts comms, her damaged ship stubbornly, hoplelessly floating in the midst of your formation.[Continued]
>>48540987Damn it Miles, you don't take a bite out of another person's pudding. Thats a cruel punishment even for pirates.
You watch, and after a few minutes a bay opens, catapulting a brilliantly blue mech from its bay. Covered with sleek armor like a knight, its most distinctive feature is the proud mane of golden drills hanging behind its head. Unlike the Archen's nanofiber hair, these are stiff and metallic, maneuvering independently in a way that hints at having some purpose. An octet of large, adjustable thruster panels around the waist hint at a skirt, and it bears a shield so sculpted and ornate that it's almost hard to classify it in the same way as the Kaiser's slabs of metal.You lean over towards Karen, "How is the Kaiser?""The chest armor and left-side shield aren't fully repaired, but the powerplant is fixed and the torso components themselves are just fine. It pays to know how to do things with minimal tools, and it's not as if grandpa and I weren't expecting some of our mecha to get damaged." Karen adjusts her glasses."You should be a spokeswoman for Red Comet Energy Drinks." You tug one of her pigtails, and instead of getting huffy she smiles and looks flattered."I had a lot of motivation." She mutters, looking at you from beneath her long eyelashes.>[Mech battle]>[Challenge her to hand-to-hand instead]>[Send a second, you're a pirate and can do what you like]>[Send several squads of Bluegills and other mecha to immobilize her mech with epoxy guns and carry it off with her still inside, you're a pirate and can do what you like]
>>48541125>[Challenge her to hand-to-hand instead]If she says no then>[Mech battle]
>>48541125>>[Mech battle]We get to scan her mech and see how we stand compared to a nobel's machine.
Hand to Hand
>>48541125>[Mech battle]Hate to hit a lady, but if she insists who are we to deny her?
>>48541125>[Challenge her to hand-to-hand instead]If she refuses:>[Send several squads of Bluegills and other mecha to immobilize her mech with epoxy guns and carry it off with her still inside, you're a pirate and can do what you like]But with us out there as well.I want that ship and I want info on Avalon.
>>48541125Bluh, that first sentence was grammatically awkward. I'm a little ashamed of it.
>>48541125>[Mech battle]You best count yourself lucky we arent letting Oda take this one.
>>48541366Has Oda ever fought on screen since he joined us?I kinda want to send him
Rolled 5 + 16 (1d10 + 16)Lets see how the dice are feeling today
>>48541423We've seen him oneshot a ship with his ship. Does that count?
>>48541423He also fought with us on Suleiman Wong have any of the rest of our crew gotten ace names yet?
"Are you sure you wouldn't rather fight me face-to-face, all of that 'looking into the eyes of the enemy' stuff?" You aren't worried about taking another stab to the powerplant, per se, but you don't know what her mech can do and being too cocky for your own good is the only way you can see this situation ending badly for you. A sufficiently big head can topple even the strongest pilot, after all.On the other hand, you think back on what Eustace said about a noble's augmentations and what you know of the Green Men from simflicks, a little uneasily. Fighting her face to face could end badly if an Avalonian noble is, by some chance, as strong as a Green Man. You doubt this is the case, but anything is possible.Fortunately, she makes that choice for you, "Non. I no longer trust you, mon chevalier. You shall not be graced by my personal presence so easily...although you have a point. Your face! Show it to me!""Request for vidcomms, Admiral." One of the bridge crew chimes in.You gesture for her to accept.The Countess matches her mech. Blue dress, golden frills, clean lines, and all. Her face is pretty and youthful, but Eustace implied he was a boy during the War, so you're not entirely sure you can trust that impression. She stares at you intently, her face flushed with indignation, "I am etching your face into my memory. I will have vengeance, or I will mourn that your misguided ways led to your death. Prepare yourself, Rowark."[Continued]
>>48541591Damn it /m/.
"ZUT ALORS, my BODY EET EEZ PREPARAAA-edddd" Sorry, I'm reading her lines in a ridiculous french accent, I can't stop laughing. Kick her ass, Mecha Pirate Questbros!
>>48541591Annnd I just realized something. Anseis and Berengar are two of the 12 peers. We are fighting a Paladin. Have some fitting boss music fellows. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y2dL3LAstk
>inb4 we lose
>>48541902>Not 80s musicCome on anonWhat should we play for this fight anons? Posting our mixtapeshttps://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive
>>48541952Lets try that againhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6iimHE85EZZZjRoaWVwQ3U2ZFk/view?usp=sharing
I don't think I've ever seen us use our maneuver pool fully in a battle. We've got 4 free bonus points to invest on a fight to fight basis right? And 7 points on top of that on a session to session basis? I know we've used one or two points of luck before but we've never gone all out with our points before.
>>4854195280s music is more our thing, not the enemy's. Regal shit would fit the Paladins more in my opinion. Once we claim her, then we get her a good song from our list.
>>48542033Ya but we always play music when we fight people
>>48541952I think we should continue the seduction theme with good old fashioned lover boy.
>>48541984Because we always forget we have them.
It's time. Bohemian Rhapsody.
>>48542033A fight without our tape playing? That's a paddlin.
>>48541969Don't cryHighway to the dangerzoneI want it allNarrowed it down to these three.
>>48542094No, no, Another One Bites the Dust.
>>48541984Because throwing anywhere from 5-10 points in one move is going to make sure whatever hits, hits if not critical. I mean, look at what ODA did when he threw all his luck at the Green Skulls. 3 missiles to Galbadie's fat face.
>>48542094You know what I agree anon just so that we can tell her we are taking her out for a Night at the Opera
>>48542094Changing my vote from Old fashioned to this one.
"I give you one hour. Make your peace with the impotent gods of your system." She tosses her curly hair scornfully at you, golden eyes flashing as she swivels her body around to look away from you, arms crossed under her bust.."Hmph, why did he have to be so pretty? Mon dieu, why could he not have been what I thought he was instead of the brigand most foul?" She laments."You're pretty fetching yourself." You remark."Oh no, the comms, I forgot to turn them off! Peasant! How dare you listen in on a lady's private musings!? I'm going to thrash some discipline into you!" She cuts comms with an outraged squeal.[Game continues, with combat, on Monday]
>>48542094>>48542169>>48542264IT IS CONFIRMED!
>>48542367Has anyone in our crew besides us and Clemmy gotten a Nickname yet?
>>48542125>3Actually, he fired all ten and hit with every last one of them. Yamato damashii is powerful stuff and he had nakama to avenge.
>>48542404Nicknames aren't a universal ace thing.
>>48542367Awww yes, my first significant decision contribution to Mecha Space Pirate quest!