witter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Infinite+Stars+QuestOther Quests: http://pastebin.com/sYpqmWZgYou are Captain SAMANTHA WELLINGS, a newly minted captain of the Centauri Accord!Currently, you were in a bit of a jam. You had just saved (though she insists that you "helped") her from her mutinous subcaptains under her command. And while the immediate threat was dealt with, there was the issue of getting back to the damn ship.Unfortunately, a deep rumble that shook the entire room seemed to indicate things were not going as well as hoped."Well shit, it figures that they'd have their crews in on it, too." Carly groans as she saunters over to the front door. "Looks like we're gonna have to clean house."She then glances back at your horrified expression."Ah, don't worry, this kind of thing happens all the time in pirate bands!" Carly laughs. "It's like spring cleaning!"Somehow that didn't quite convince you. >Fine, I'll help you clean house.>No, we're getting the hell out of here!>Other
>>48543726>>Fine, I'll help you clean house.Get the big guys.
>>48543726>Fine, I'll help you clean house.
>>48543726>>Fine, I'll help you clean house.
>>48543726>>No, we're getting the hell out of here!
>>48543726>Fine, I'll help you clean house.I hope it isn't too much to loot some armor or weapons.
>>48543726>>No, we're getting the hell out of here!Reminder that Sam is actually a Ghost.
>>48543889Though that physique is more Julie than Sam.Anybody got a shortstack blonde in a skintight suit?
Wait, if Carly becomes part of our crew, what position would she fill? It'd be sorta weird to have two captains on a ship (if we keep our current one, or upgrade), so I guess we could have one of us act as a body double for the other when convenient.
>>48543726>Fine, I'll help you clean house.Fuck Jap moot.
>>48543936Probably put her in Security under Tank
>>48543936The day Sam and Carly become Alpharius/Omegon is the day Sam takes Ghost training.
>>48543954But we're the only one allowed to be under Tank.
>>48543935Closest thing I got, anon.Sam would look rather nice in a white suit.
>>48543726"Fine, I'll help you clean house." You groan as you check the charge on your plasma pistol. It was still in the green, so you were good for a few dozen more shots. "But we're out of here once we're done.""Pirate's honor!" Carly grins as she hits the door control. The conference room's heavy steel doors slide open and she casually shoots the two guards posted in front.You give her a judging look."What?" Carly looks at you curiously. "They ain't mine. Better safe than sorry." "It's going to be that kind of cleaning ,isn't it?" You groan. "Hey, it keeps things simple, and there's more loot for the survivors!" Carly laughs. "Now come on, lets see if the armory's been looted yet or not. We're gonna need some bigger toys than these popguns!""Maybe we should call for some help from the ship?" You suggest as you follow Carly up the entry hall and she starts casually shooting the rest of the sentries before they can react. SHe was getting a bit too trigger happy here. "You know, maybe Tank or Bolts or something?""Well, I kind figure they'd be busy guarding the ship." Carly points out. "Besiiiiides. I'm sure the both of us can handle it! We've been through worse, right?">I suppose...>I still think we need some help.>Other
>>48543996>>I suppose...inb4 nat 20 on RIP AND TEAR
>>48543996>I still think we need some help.
>>48543935>>48543996>>I suppose...Maybe we can somehow hijack a shuttle and tell the loyal crew to rendezvous at some coordinates
>>48543996>I still think we need some help.Given Sam's surprisingly good performance during missions when she's boots on the ground, what do you think her other superior officers are thinking when they're reading the reports of her infiltrating facilities without detection, fighting people in hand to hand combat, or doing nigh-impossible things straight out of an action movie?
>>48544047They commend the science team that created her.
>>48544047Whatever they think, what I think is that we deserve a vacation to get away from it all. Maybe a few days back home, a pleasure planet, or maybe just a paradise world and embrace the scenery (with swimsuits).
>>48544047Probably about how they can use her like a Swiss Army pawn
>>48544071>Tank comes to the beach wearing an old diving suit.
>>48543996>I still think we need some help.>Better safe than sorry, I just got you back, And I'm not going to lose you again.
>>48544071>Tank and Sam get alone together>Heartfelt confessions of feelings>Tank begins to take off his suit>SUDDENLY ASSASSINS
>>48544047Probably investigate if Elizabeth accidentally switched some of her reports with the manuscript of a movie/show, or make her do drug tests.
>>48544142>>48544071>2nd attempt at intimacy takes place at a waterfall where Sam is washing herself, Tank is about to join her, and take off his suit....>Our bridge crew steal Sam's bikini and Tank goes into hot pursuit.
>>48543996"I suppose..." You groan, unenthusiastically remembering all those previous times you had to bail Carly out of trouble when you were kids. "Great!" Carly's face shines happily as she skips up the hall to where it connects back to the main chamber of the base. And it's total chaos.Pirates of all types and sizes are running, brawling, shooting. Fighting for greed or for simple survival. The air is dripping with yells, screams, and gunfire, and already you could see dozens of bodies littering the floor. Without the Captains to lead, what started out as a coup had now devolved into a free for all riot. Not exactly the most ideal of situations."Okay, so where's the damn armory." You hiss."Just across the chamber!" Carly points to another hallway across the room.The room packed full of fighting pirates.You shoot a poisonous glare at Carly."What, if we run fast enough nobody will notice us!" Carly laughs nervously. >Make the run together.>You'll create a distraction so Carly can get to the armory.>Other
>>48544248>>48544142>>48544248So what kind of swimsuit is Sam wearing?
>>48544275>You'll create a distraction so Carly can get to the armory.Time for the one two punch!Avast! I'm the beautiful Captain Carly!
>>48544275>>You'll create a distraction so Carly can get to the armory.Set something on fire!
>>48544275>>You'll create a distraction so Carly can get to the armory.*sigh* Go, your Big Sis can handle this.
>>48544275>>You'll create a distraction so Carly can get to the armory.>inb4 we somehow find a super advanced prototype suit of Power Armour (A Universal/Medium Power Armour) from god knows where.
>>48544275>>You'll create a distraction so Carly can get to the armory.
>>48544278Obviously a frilly Maid Bikini with Side Ties
>>48544278Front zipper swimsuit
>>48544275>>You'll create a distraction so Carly can get to the armory.>>48544364Great taste
>>48544325>inb4 the suit, using nanomachines and advanced tech, permanently bonds with SamAt least we'll get to be suit buddies with Tank
>>48544356No, that'd be what Carly is wearing
>>48544325So we're going to be flying?
>>48544414Well, as long as the previous owner's mind doesn't mess our own mind up, it should be fine.
>>48544275"Ugh, I always have to do the hard work." You mutter. "All right, you go for the Armory, Carly. Grab whatever you can. I'll distract these assholes and give you an opening.""You sure about that?" Carly blinks. "What are ya gonna do?""Oh, I have a trick or two up my sleeve." You assure her as you take a deep breath. "Damn, wish I could see it." Carly grins. "You good?""I'm good." You nod. "On three.""Three!" Carly cackles as she dashes off.That goddamn-!>Find the biggest nastiest pirate and take him out. >Make a run back to the ship to lead them away from the armory. >Yell real loud and fire your pistol into the ceiling.>Other
>>48544619>Yell real loud and fire your pistol into the ceiling.
>>48544619>>Find the biggest nastiest pirate and take him out.Solve two problems at once.
>>48544619>>Yell real loud and fire your pistol into the ceiling."Yarr! I am the DREADED PHANTOM TWIN (or Stand) of Captain Carly!! Stand and Deliver!"
>>48544619>Find the biggest nastiest pirate and take him out.>inb4 "HEY!!! That really hurt my feelings."
>>48544619>>Find the biggest nastiest pirate and take him out.
>>48544619>>Yell real loud and fire your pistol into the ceiling.CHARISMA!
>>48544619>Find the biggest nastiest pirate and take him out.You're huge! That means you have huge guts!
>>48544619>Yell real loud and fire your pistol into the ceiling.The Planefag option always works.
>>48544770Unless we roll a 1, and then we'd either: have nobody notice us, or have a really big guy want our gun.
>>48544619>>Yell real loud and fire your pistol into the ceiling.You gave us a planefag option. Of course I gotta vote for it.
>>48544619Well, if you wanted to draw attention, it always helped to just imitate your annoying little sister. You draw your pistol and step out into the open...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>48544961
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>48544961Here comes the snow!
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>48544961BY THE SPIRIT OF SAINT YOUNG
>>48544966>>48544972>>48544973Meh, Clearly Sam is much better suited to being silent and effective than trying to be fancy. She's a commando, not a clown.
>>48545002So what you're saying is, our sister is the clown
>>48545002We seriously need to see who their parents are. Gotta see if there are dots to connect in the sister's backstories.
>>48545083I think I have a good guess
>>48545169Clearly it's not genemods, or cybernetics otherwise Carly would've underwent the same thing. So, yeah, maybe exposure to xeno stuff unlocked psionic potential.
>>48545210>Implying Carly isn't just the failed one
>>48544961"HEY YOU STUPID MOTHERFUCKERS!" You bellow, trying to channel your sister as best you can at the top of your lungs as you stride out and start firing your plasma pistol into the air wildly. "YA WANT ME? COME AND GET MEEEEEEE!"And you do grab their attention, for better or worse. Fighting is briefly paused as eyes turn to you. "Hey, it's the Captain!" Someone shouts. "She can solve this!" Another barks back.Uh oh.And that's when a few of the pirates step forward. "Some of the boys are saying that you killed all the other captains!" One of the scowls. "So what did they go and do to deserve that?"UH OH. What were you going to tell them?>They were totally wanting to backstab me. >They were trying to hoard all the loot away from you guys!>I just felt like it, that's all!>Start shooting.>Other
>>48545311>>They were trying to hoard all the loot away from you guys!then when I told em fuck no I take care of my boys>They were totally wanting to backstab me.
>>48545311>They were totally wanting to backstab me.>And steal all the loot as well.
>>48545311>>They were totally wanting to backstab me.>Plus trying to snag all the loot for themselves
>>48545311>>They were trying to hoard all the loot away from you guys!
>>48545311>They were totally wanting to backstab me. >They were trying to hoard all the loot away from you guys!
>>48545311>I just felt like it, that's all!
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>48545311"Well, that's simple!" You grin as you puff up your chest, still trying to play up the part of your ister with all the confidence you could muster. "The bastards were planning to backstab me, so it as only natural I pay 'em back! Plus, ya know, they were planning stealing all the loot, too!"The pirates all hesitate and murmur among each other. Was... was it working?>Roll 1d20
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>48545560
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>48545560
>>48545311>They were totally wanting to backstab me.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>48545560
>>48545592>>48545586>>48545575So I guess it's the shooting solution then
>>48545636For all we know that could have been Carley's roll.
>>48545598So close, yet so far
>>48545636Eh, the shooty method makes for a good distraction though so mission accomplished
>>48545560There's a brief moment of silence, and for a second, you think that you might have actually pulled it off. That is, until one pirate speaks up."Hey waitaiminute! She's got BOOBS! That ain't Captain! SHE'S AN IMPOSTOR!" FUCK. And that's when the glare of dozens of pirates meets you. >BRAVELY RUN AWAY>DIE DIE DIE>YOU CAN TOTALLY SALVAGE THIS>Other
>>48545935>YOU CAN TOTALLY SALVAGE THIS
>>48545935>>YOU CAN TOTALLY SALVAGE THISYou saying your Captain don't have boobs?!
>>48545935>"Hey waitaiminute! She's got BOOBS! That ain't Captain! SHE'S AN IMPOSTOR!"Hahaha Carly is gonna kill that mananyway>>YOU CAN TOTALLY SALVAGE THIS
>>48545935>YOU CAN TOTALLY SALVAGE THISWE WERE DRUGGED BY AN INSANE SCIENTIST
>>48545935>>YOU CAN TOTALLY SALVAGE THIS
>>48546051But Sam hasn't even seduced tank yet...
>>48545935>>YOU CAN TOTALLY SALVAGE THISWell duh I'm the big sister, and carly's gonna kill you for saying that.
>>48545935>ARE YOU SAYING I'M FLAT!?!
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>48546051>NTR-ing Tank
>>48545935Wait, you could totally salvage this! If you played your cards right...You start sweating as you come up with a good comeback to ease their suspicions.>PERVERT>YOU SAYING I'M FLAT?!>THANKS FOR NOTICING>Other
>>48546246>>YOU SAYING I'M FLAT?!
>>48546246>THANKS FOR NOTICING
>>48546246>YOU SAYING I'M FLAT?!
>>48546246>>THANKS FOR NOTICING
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>48546246"YOU SAYING I'M FLAT?!" You scream back with (genuine) indignation, glaring the sharpest daggers you could at the pirate who dared speak up.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>48546487
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>48546487
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>48546487Channel the tsun-tsun!
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>48546487
>>48546531>>48546498I'm so sorry I was late
>>48546495ABORT THE TESTINGABORT THE TESTING
Are there fate points for this?
>>48546495>>48546498I.... I just.... I...
>>48546495Thank you for volunteering to be the next sacrifice to the dice gods.
>>48546487Unfortunately, your false bravado does not convince the pirates at all, and you can see their curious stares begin to morph into furious glares. You just chuckle nervously as you slowly back off. This plan was quickly going south. You REALLY hoped Carly would come through!>Stand and fight! Hopefully you can force them to back off!>Flee to the armory and link up with Carly. >Flee to the hangar and seek Tank's help.>Other
>>48546694>>Stand and fight! Hopefully you can force them to back off!
>>48546694>>Flee to the hangar and seek Tank's help."Tank, HELP!"
>>48546694>Flee to the armory and link up with Carly.Hope she's got a BFG
>>48546694>>Flee to the hangar and seek Tank's help.
>>48546694>Flee to the armory and link up with Carly.At least get to their ACTUAL captain.
>>48546694>Stand and fight!>"It's high noon."
>>48546694>Stand and fight! Hopefully you can force them to back off!
>>48546694>Flee to the armory and link up with Carly. Kinda sad we didn't get a bonus because of looking like Carly AND acting like her.
>>48546694>Flee to the armory and link up with Carly.
>>48546749Well you know, simplified dice system and all that
>>48546694>Flee to Carly!
Really dislike the d20 system, It always causes a lot of crits.
>>48546694>>Stand and fight! Hopefully you can force them to back off!"You bastards can't even recognize your own Captain?!!"
>>48546806It's the only dice that's small enough that you don't need a giant set of mechanics for decision-making, but has a relatively large range to not get a crit,
>>48546996For a supposed "Large range" it gets crits a whole lot.
>>48547073that's called probability.
>>48546694"Ahahahahaha..." You laugh nervously for a second. "BYE."And that's when you sprint forward with a sudden burst of speed, darting straight through a gap in the gathered pirates' line. An unintended advantage of your relatively small size and stature. You see arms and hands reach out to snatch you, and you wince as you can feel a few strands of your hair get pulled off, and your (borrowed) overcoat gets yanked off as you scramble away from the angry mob. And right in front of you, you see Carly, with a giant, absolutely lethal looking weapon in her hands. Gasses hissed from tubes and pipes snaking around the body and barrel of the weapon, and you could see a picture of an angry alien beast crudely painted on the barrel. But most of all you notice the murderous smile on Carly's face."IT'S BARBECUE TIME!" She hollers as she pulls the trigger. You duck right in time as a stream of white hot flame jettisons out of the massive flamethrower, dousing the entire room in fire and death. Now, you were no stranger to seeing people getting cooked alive. Space was a dangerous place, and disasters like cooked off ammunition and fuel or major fires were everyday realities of living on a ship, especially a ship getting attacked and boarded.So, it wasn't really the screams or the stench of burning meat that truly bothered you. What bothered you was Carly's excited smile at the carnage, highlighted by the flickering flames.>Just let Carly do her thing.>Tell her that's enough.>Other
>>48547131>>Tell her that's enough.
>>48547131>Just let Carly do her thing.
>>48547131>>Tell her that's enough.Let's get back to the damn ship.(It's at moments like these, that we may sometimes wish we were wearing our skintight Accord uniform to at least distract our foes.)
>>48547131>>Just let Carly do her thing.
>>48547131>>Tell her that's enough.Concerned sisterly frown
>>48547131>>Tell her that's enough.Fuck... not sure if she always had this in her, or she developed it over time...
>>48547131>Tell her that's enough.Carly, this is bad. That's why everyone hates pirates...
>>48547131>Just let Carly do her thing.She is cleansing the gene pool.
>>48547165>>48547185Okay, we really need to take her on a vacation to a Paradise Planet/Station to take a load off of both of our shoulders.
>>48547165I'd say it's the pirate lifestyle that encouraged her already rebellious tendencies.
>>48547131>Tell her that's enough.
>>48547257>>48547185>>48547165I was sorta suspecting things when she fought the pirates last thread, and her insistence of finishing them off.Now I'm thinking she has some betrayal issues.
>>48547343Maybe all those sudden but inevitable betrayals actually do worm away at her trust
>>48547131"Carly! CARLY!" You bark as you clamber to your feet and slap your hand on her shoulder. "Stop it!""What are ya talking about?" Carly cackles. "The fun's just-"Your slap echoes through the now silent chamber, snapping Carl's head to the side. The flamethrower drops from her hands, clattering to the ground as the flames sputter out. Carly just stands there, bewildered."You... you..." Her mouth drops as she stares at you. "You HIT me.""You're damn right I did." You scowl. "I don't know what the hell happened to you out here, but pirate life has changed you, Carly.""But-""Not buts!" You point to the smoldering remains of her former underlings. "LOOK AT THAT. The Carly I know never would have enjoyed killing people like that!""I... I...." Carly stammers, unable to come up with a response. "Let's just..." You sigh, suddenly feeling tired. "Let's just go. Away. Off this damn planet.""Y-yeah..." Carly nods absentmindedly. "We just need to get a few things...">No, we're done here.>All right, we'll grab what we need.>Other
>>48547388>>All right, we'll grab what we need.
>>48547388>All right, we'll grab what we need.
>>48547388>>All right, we'll grab what we need.>Call Tank here.
>>48547388>No, we're done here.
>>48547388>>All right, we'll grab what we need.Time to finish up our business here and go.
>>48547388>No, we're done here.>Inb4 we take a bullet for Carly and it looks like we died for her.....
>>48547388>All right, we'll grab what we need.>OtherCall Tank, ask for an update on the security situation on the ship.
>>48547459seconding.Make sure she knows we are upset but that the whole loot everything was Not one of the bad pirate lessons.
>>48547441I do admit, it would be a rather nice tangentially related homage to Valkyria Chronicles especially if it unlocks powers..
>>48547388"All right, we'll grab what we need." You nod as you key up your comms. "Tank, you still alive over there?"There's a series of clicks. Yep, he's still alive. Probably glad to know you're alive, too."Is the ship secure?" You ask.One click. Ship secure. That was some good news. You consider asking Tank to come and accompany you and Carly. However, you also weren't too keen on leaving Scott alone on the ship, considering that yeah, Carly's crew was currently friendly, but they were still pirates. >Request Tank to escort you and Carly.>Just continue alone with Carly.>Other
>>48547579>>Just continue alone with Carly.
>>48547579>Just continue alone with Carly.
>>48547579>Just continue alone with Carly.This way when we get back to the ship we can jump into Tank's arms and kiss him right on the helmet.
>>48547579>>Just continue alone with Carly.Maybe have some small talk on the way back to keep her mind off of things. And pray to god that nobody fucks with the base's environmental systems.
>>48547579>Request Tank to escort you and Carly.I have a bad feeling about this.
>>48547488We'd be bursting out of our damaged armour when we'd unlock psychic abilities.>>48547579>>Just continue alone with Carly.
>>48547579>Just continue alone with Carly.What about the other ships in the bay?Should we try to take them over while their crews are in disarray and they're without captains?Give ourselves a chance to be upgraded to Commodore?
>>48547687I'd be guessing that most of them require them to be manned by a lot more people than an Accord ship like ours, and we're sort of having some mutiny issues on our plate.The best I think we can realistically do is a shuttle to at least get us into orbit.
>>48547712That or Atmospheric Fightercraft which are capable being deployed from space to atmosphere, or vice-versa. Because everyone still needs air support if you plan on taking something on a planet. It's just that the carriers aren't on the oceans anymore.
>>48547579"Okay, so where are we going, then?" You ask Carly as you turn off your comm."Control room. I gotta grab a few things before we go." Carly says, now looking far more tired and subdued. "Well, then, lead the way." You nod a bit awkwardly. Carly takes the lead. However, instead of going down to the base's lower levels like you expected, she instead leads you to what looks like a solid concrete wall. Carly then pulls a remote from her pocket and hits a button. You see seams appear in the wall as a secret door slides open. "Always keeping secrets from your crew, huh?" You raise an eyebrow.Carly just remains silent as she steps into the concealed elevator on the other side of the door. You quickly follow her inside as the elevator starts lifting up. Fuck it was so odd seeing Carly so quiet.>Try to talk to her.>Just leave her alone for now.>Other
>>48547780>Try to talk to her.
>>48547780>Just leave her alone for now.
>>48547780>>Just leave her alone for now.
>>48547780>Try to talk to her.>Even if you change Carly, I'll still love you.
>>48547780>>Try to talk to her.Anything to get her mind off, and maybe establish normalcy.>>48547343I think one more sign was the fact her captain's quarters was essentially a replica of Sam and Carly's childhood bedroom. Maybe she considered it a safe haven.
>>48547780>>Try to talk to her.
>>48547780>Try to talk to her
>>48547780"Hey, Carly." You look over to your sister, who seems to be trying to avoid direct eye contact with you. "You okay?""Y-yeah!" She nods as she forces a smile. "What made you think otherwise?""Carly." You give her an exasperated look. "Is that really what you're feeling."Carly remains silent for a second, but you can see her hands ball into fists, and you can predict what's coming.>Take the hit. >Dodge.>Preemptive strike.>Other
>>48548051>>Take the hit, and switch to a hug.
>>48548051>Take the hit.
>>48548051>>Take the hit.and supporting: >>48548068
>>48548051>>Take the hit.We can take it.
>>48548051Going with >>48548068
>>48547849>>48547343Also starting to ask of her true motives for her raiding the outskirts of the territories. She could be looking for 'something' out there. >>48547232Considering her outburst, I'm thinking we should not go home to visit the parents for vacation at the moment.
>>48548051>Take the hit.We already gave her one.
>>48548051You decide to stand and take the hit. Carly's fist impacts the side of your face like an asteroid, and your vision flashes briefly, but you refuse to fall over or get knocked out. A flurry of additional punches against your chest follow, but each one gets weaker and weaker. You finally get a look at Carly's face, and can see it streaked with tears. "Are you done yet?" You ask. "It's... it's not fair!" Carly sobs. "No matter what I do, you're... you're always looking down on me! I try to make a name for myself as a pirate... and you become a big shot space captain! And you get your own awesome crew while I can't even keep a bunch of fucking thieves together!"By this point, Carly has stopped hitting you and buries her head in your chest, sobbing uncontrollably. You... you don't really know what else to do but wrap your arms around her and hold her close as she cries it out, her tear soaking into your shirt. What do you say in this situation?>Just let her cry it out. >I'm sorry it turned out this way. It definitely isn't fair. >This all happened because of your own choices.>Other
>>48548273>>Just let her cry it out.
>>48548273>>This all happened because of your own choices.
>>48548273Carly you built on shifting sands. It isn't fair but it's what you chose. Also if I was looking down on you I'd have never tried to help.
>>48548273>>OtherYou got an awesome crew yo. Rawr.
>>48548273>>This all happened because of your own choices."The crew that stayed loyal are the ones you should be proud of because they believe in you. You may have not have made the right choices all the time, but you made better choices than most have in your position"
>>48548273>>I'm sorry it turned out this way. It definitely isn't fair.
>>48548273>Just let her cry it out.
>>48548273>I'm sorry it turned out this way. It definitely isn't fair.
>>48548273>This all happened because of your own choices.
>>48548273>>I'm sorry it turned out this way. It definitely isn't fair.If you were the one that got to go to the academy...
>>48548273"I'm sorry it turned out this way." You sigh as you stroke Carly's hair. "It definitely isn't fair. You didn't deserve getting throw out into the cold like that."Carly just sniffs. "It honestly could have gone either way." You continue. "I mean, maybe things would have been different if you were the one to go the Academy instead of me.""Y-you think so?" Carly finally pulls her face out of your chest."Of course." You grin. "I mean, after all the shit you went through, you still got a loyal crew, right? I mean, I find it hard to see people like Artya, Anne, McSpam, and Bolts betraying you or anything.""Heh, you really think that, huh?" Carly smiles bitterly. "Probably all just bidin' their time..."Now you were starting to see it. The stress of living the high risk lifestyle of a pirate, and always having to live looking over her shoulder... it certainly had to have had an affect on her psyche over the years.>I don't blame you.>Do you really think that?>Bad Carly!>Other
>>48548423>Do you really think that?
>>48548423>>Do you really think that?If they all wanted you gone, they would've already mutinied.
>>48548423>>Do you really think that?
>>48548423>Bad Carly!>OtherWell, except for Bolts. He's one electrical surge and system reboot away from going full-on rampant.
>>48548469Wouldn't a reboot just reset him to factory standard?
>>48548564>implying default reboot mode isn't full murderrampage to deter retards from fucking around with his system, or at least prevent them from doing it again a second time
>>48548620>Implying the scientists that made him are the retardsWait that might actually be right
>>48548423"Do you honestly really think that?" You give Carly an accusing glare."Well..." Carly mumbles but is then interrupted when the elevator reaches its destination, the door opening with a pleasant chime. "Well, time to get to work!"With that, Carly pulls away from you and prances into the control room, which basically looked like a ship's bridge. You see Carly pulling data from the gathered computers and storing them in an external drive."Star charts and shit. Stuff every pirate needs." Carly explains. "And uh... bank account numbers.""Bank account?" You raise an eyebrow."What, you think I'm dumb enough to leave physical loot around for people to steal? Please." Carly rolls her eyes. "I do what the smart rich people do and put all the money in banks. Harder to get ripped off or stolen that way.""Wow, Carly, I'm actually kinda impressed." You say in surprise. "That's some forward thinking right there."Haha, yeah, well- crap." Carly's eyes are drawn to the observation windows. You can see the other assorted pirate ships starting to take off and leave the hangar. "Ah, well, looks like people are trying to cut their losses and run. As if they're actually going to get anywhere."You watch Carly as she hits a few keys, and her finger hovers over a big red button."A weapon?" You raise an eyebrow."Yeah, remember when I said the previous owners used missiles to seed the atmosphere? Well, turns out there were still a few missiles left, so we swapped out the sciency stuff and switched it lots of explosive. Was supposed to be used as a defensive weapon but...">Take out the pirates so they won't become a future threat.>You're fine with letting them go for now.>Other
>>48548729>>Take out the pirates so they won't become a future threat.
>>48548729>>Take out the pirates so they won't become a future threat."I take we got A LOT of minutes before its explodey, right?"
>>48548729>>OtherSLAM THE BIG RED BUTTON
>>48548729>>Take out the pirates so they won't become a future threat.Well, I suppose a small power vacuum in the whole Pirate Scheme wouldn't hurt innocent people.
>>48548729>"Do what you feel is best, Carly."It's not for us to patronize her by constantly holding her hand, or make her decisions for her.
>>48548729Changing: >>48548789to support: >>48548790
Uh, guys, this won't kill Carly's crew and our buddies, right?
>>48548818Well, only the ones that are still in the base I suppose. The ones on the Long Claw should be fine.
>>48548789until some previous small name managed to use this power vacuum to consolidate him/herself and become a more great threat.But hey, we need sequel(s) or final boss anyway.
>>48543936A bit late, but what will happen to the Long Claw if Carly and her crew join up with us?
>>48548729>Take out the pirates so they won't become a future threat.
>>48548864The usual, I guess. Having Accord scientists do testing, reverse engineering, try to figure it out, scrapping when it's no longer needed, and using the new technology they developed from it to build an Accord/Hegemony Hybrid Cruiser for us.
>>48548864Probably just give it general repairs and a tune up and set up explosives to be used to threaten Sam later on
>>48548864It will begin the legend of Terrible Twin Captains who takes no shit from their opponents.
>>48548930>You'll know which one is commanding the ship when one of the twins breaches the bridge bridge.
>>48548729"Do whatever feels right, Carly." You say calmly. Carly nods and pauses for a bit, looking out the window as her former crew tries desperately to escape the planet. She then pushes down the launch button. Almost immediately, you can see missiles gout out from the facility, veiled in smoke and fire as they blast off towards their targets. You watch grimly as the pirate ships, still trying to clamber to the safety of space, are rudely interrupted as the massive missiles slam into them, exploding and sending the burning wrecks plummeting back down to the earth below. "All right, let's get out of here." Carly sighs, as if this was the last time she would read those words. "Guess it's just gonna be you and me.""Since when was it not?" You chuckle."Ha... good point." Carly chuckles back.>And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread is next week. And don't forget KanColle on Friday!
>>48549058Thanks for running, Merc!
>>48549058Thanks for the run, Merc.
>>48549014Well, if they both unlock that psychic link thing, then they could "Transfer Minds" between the two of them when convenient. So one moment, Sam's in finishes a firefight and transfers her mind to Carly back up on the Bridge for a few moments.
>>48549058See you next time!
>>48549091>Carly switches with Sam>"I HAVE BOOBS NOW"
>>48549143SAMMY TELL ME YOU SECRETS, HOW?!I TOOK DUBIOUS POTIONS FROM MY MAD DOCTOR!
>>48549155>Carly's immediate action