Welcome back, brawlers of the Belt, to Mecha Space Pirate Quest's forty-seventh installment! As always, you are Roarke Starwind, the man who protected Fatima's smile, the cause of that strange REEEEEEing sound crewmen on the Iulia Maesa keep complaining about, and Admiral of the Iron Kestrels.Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Mecha+Space+Pirate+Quest%2C+Collective+Game%2C+mechaMaster Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/sSHs0QmFUpgrade Menu: http://pastebin.com/QQQzkFZeList of Moves: http://pastebin.com/HSdyCe2yRogues' Gallery: http://pastebin.com/E9ZcDLfGLast time, you postponed two offers of allegiance to a power higher than your own somewhat invincible self, and were there when your onetime hostage Fatima Ahmad woke up. Right now, she's kissing you. With incredible enthusiasm. Your lips almost feel bruised by the time she lets go of your shirt and sits up in bed, hugging your head against her chest with a happy sigh and petting your mane of orange hair, "But you are not hurt at all?"
>>48696514Nice caught it live!So we all still game for the Fallout new Vegas plan of telling everyone to fuck off and claiming the belt for ourselves or what?
If we want to begin taking over the belt, we could start with any colonies Fatima's family still owns. Mercinary contracts would even be legal and they'd likely be fairly sympathetic at this point
>>48696514Ah, that time of day. Aside from trying to make the Bigro and some alternative fist bits to give us more options(like some big grabby hands for pinning, dismantling and stealing weapons), I got some thoughts on who First Mate could be along with what made Fairchild stumble at the final declaration now that I read it.Anywho, reassure her, show that we are unharmed, and let her in on details if need be. Bet she'll be happy that Rashad is considered a black stain on the record of Mars.. in more ways than one.
I came up with a plan for declaring our faction anons1. Interview with Gretchen to promote the tourney2.Invite Soul A, Stern, and Kycilla to come to tourney/concert. Make sure they know its important3.Have Karen, Sam, and Rosita set up security for the concert/tourney4.Make sure that Haman knows that our Jovian friends are here since it will either dissuade her or make them hate her more5.After the concert but before the tourney sit down our Jovian friends and lay everything on the table and invite them to our faction6.Give a grand speech the final day of the tourney announcing our faction7.Show how tough we are by beating the winner of the tourney8.????9.Profit
>>48696640>Aside from trying to make the BigroFucking gundam, why must everything have a million different built in weapons?
>>48696662>Show how tough we are by beating the winner of the tourneyI'm not sure what people will think of us holding a tournament just so we can beat up the winner.
>>48696514You really should think about getting an ask.fm or a twitter to post what time you're gonna run.
>>48696689Part of the draw of the tourney is the chance to fight Roarke for the prize, its like Mortal Kombat
>>48696689Isnt that the whole point of having a tournament? Thats what videogames tell me at least.
>>48696640This first mate is obviously Red Siren's knockoff. How many other females do we know that hate Caesar?
>>48696673Welcome to my world. It doesn't help that Mekton encourages specialization in weapon skills.
>>48696707>>48696710So we're holding a tournament with 'Get a chance to fight Roarke Starwind and meet him in person' as the prize?Sounds fancy.W̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶p̶r̶e̶v̶e̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶C̶l̶e̶m̶m̶y̶ ̶f̶r̶o̶m̶ ̶e̶n̶t̶e̶r̶i̶n̶g̶?
>>48696662I would say a exhibition match between King Swordfish would be more fruitful than fighting the winner. Both as a show of strength and good faith considering the roots of both machines. For the most part though? I think we should empathize as a good middle ground when it comes to the war at large. If both sides fight in the belt, being captured by us, who promise to ransom you back to your people is a better bet than being interrogated by a foreign power. Besides, I saw the tourney as what sort of mechs we should start producing as our new line of grunts.>>48696673Not just that, but it's like a smaller big zam that has arms instead of legs. Going to have to give them claws meant for grabbing than hurting. Also, weapon mounts on the torso are REALLY nice once you go for bigger ones. Saves on CP cost like mad.
>>48696514Hey Wong I got a couple of questions.Do wings count for conditional movement?Can weapons built into metaform wings be used in both arm and wing forms?And is there any real benefit to having a humanoid mech with no hands over having a big jet with VTOL?
>>48696741>HOW!? You're like a mosquito or a cockroach or an irritating wardrobe assistant, you just won't die!"Yeah, I'm betting on the Idol that owned the ship that the green skulls used
>>48696774I was hoping to use the tourney as a recruiting ground, get as many aces as we can in one place and hire as many as we can
"Having a sword wasn't enough to stop that..." You call to mind some of the things Fatima has called you in the past, "...that inbred son of a camel and a sow from getting his teeth punched out. His own allies betrayed him, so he somehow got out of their custody and into a mech."She sighs heavily, "Thank Allah it wasn't his Khanda Custom, he took a regular Khanda transformable ground-assault vehicle and stuffed it full of all the SOUL technology Fairchild was giving him. He bragged about it quite a bit before...you know..." Her arms tighten around you, engulfing you in a pillowy prison. "Mrrrrph mrrrh." You reply eloquently, expressing your acknowledgment of her words. She blushes and relaxes her arms slightly. You gulp in some air and repeat yourself, "I know, but if it was some kind of big...stick-insect...praying mantis...thing that turns into a pillbug thing, that's what he was riding.""Roarke Starwind, do NOT tell me you fought his gaudy, overdesigned toy with your Black Ogre!" She tsks, and ruffles your hair furiously, "At least you had support, probably a dozen or so of your fleet mecha? You must have infiltrated the wedding somehow, maybe in one of the freight haulers?"You glance to one side, "Well...sort of...""Sort of?" She tugs on your ear."I sort of landed the Tarrasque on the wedding. With the Kaiser riding on the Tarrasque." You mumble, "After I had you back, he somehow got to his mech and followed us, so I just...you know...went back to face him alone?" You're a brave, brave man, but Fatima's expression right now is scarier than when she's openly angry."So you fought him by yourself. Him in his personalized mech, you in your refurbished War-Era machine." She nods slowly, as if absorbing the information."I'm a much better pilot than he was." You retort defensively, "And refurbished doesn't mean the same as heavily upgraded. Most importantly, he had it coming. I took a vow, remember?" You grin up at her.[Continued]
>>48696749>>48696774The bigro alone has five different different weapons for fuck sake.
>>48696741A possibility, but I would disagree simply due to what we know about the Slayer; It can't move if no one is piloting the green harpy. Now, when you look at the battle at Auditorium, the first Slayer attacked once the two other prisoners escaped; Aussie and Sabo-chick. Her knowledge with the systems means she likely has some electronics knowledge.. which could explain the suit she had and the size. Remember; the good doc said the first mate had WOMANLY hips, so she is likely a adult as oppose to a teen.Then there is the fact that when we rescued the doc and Athena, a harpy went missing and there were implications that Jesus was waiting for something. Soon after, Slayer appeared again. So, it's pretty good odds that they were waiting for us to arrive, Slayer to escape, get back to their ship and get into her remote system.
>>48696823Welp she mad.At least we get some high impact sexual violence out of it, or is that just with Clemmy?
>>48696797I'm not Wong, but as I read it, Wings only add to your MA if you're flying; as long as your permitted movement type involves flying, your Wings should work. On the other hand, if you're on land - using wheels, treads or just walking - you won't get the MA bonus. Not entirely sure what type of MA you count as using if you're underwater, but I'm inclined to say Flight.For the second, I don't see why you shouldn't be able to.For the third, you still have an MV penalty from being a Mechafighter, so your VTOL design may end up being more expensive after MV reduction and multipliers.
>>48696797For the first two, I'd have to check. I'd assume that weapons built into the servo itself could be used in either form. As for your third question, that jet gets -2 MV, which is what keeps everything from being raped by light, fast jets like the Scimitar.
>>48696640Share your thoughts, bro.
>>48696845Aye. I put the missiles on weapon mounts connected to the torso, the gattling gun will be a phanalax system attached to the head, Mega-particle cannon is going in the torso(though I may downsize it compared to the Zam's) and it's claws are on it's arms. To make it authentic, this thing is already looking to push past 200 cp, but damned if it won't mess with whomever gets in it's way.
>>48696741>be random Europan noble girl>get introduced to dreamboat hero Rudolph Merrow's only son>be hyped for life of luxury and wealth and arranged marriage to what is surely going to someday be the head honcho of Jupiter>he spends the entire time playing simgames then calls you a fucking casual when you admit you've never played Bluegill Joe
>>48696938Clearly those jets aren't mounting enough Verniers / aren't Roadstrikers with out-of-scale 1:1 weapons / are piloted by paraplegics with Parkinson's / don't have enough Design and Decor to prevent their pilots from freaking out when faced with the goddamn Black Ogre.
>>48696932>>48696938Forgot about the -2 MV. I put together a couple things ripped off from the Bomber in Airmech and I was wondering.http://pastebin.com/kbCkXnRFhttp://pastebin.com/LXZJcv47I realize they have very little in the way of defense but I just cant stop myself spending the points on more weapons instead. I was wondering what to do for a Condor and a little voice inside my head was telling me to just give it four linked rocket launchers.
>>48696953Well I mentioned my theory for FM here >>48696910And for the specialized grabby arms, the largest arm size, beta armor, and a simple +2 accuracy hand would work for our needs. It'd compensate any penalties and 'quick' doesn't matter when doing maneuvers. It's pretty cheap if you go bare bones. Around 30 cp rather than 50+, but it's pretty specialized too.As for fairchild? Well, to start with, we likely knocked away a few of her guesses. Caring for others could possibly be a trait of Roarke's mom, and being chastized for thinking of the enemy as not human could have been a low blow. Her talk with us screwed over her chances of us playing nicely when she demeaned us when all she had to do was go 'ok, see you there and we'll talk on good terms' and she knows it.Final thing? We did take off our shades, stared her in the eyes, and made that demand. Considering the nature of Roarke's eyes, she probably saw them go from blue to a feral yellow as he made his statement.
>>48697065Plus the thing I was ripping off had little in the way of defense anyway besides running the fuck away.
You see the lightning flash in her eyes, and her lips part to deliver a razor-edged barrage of scolding. Then her brow furrows, and she sighs, "There really weren't enough warships or mecha on Mars to stop you from taking me back, were there?""I warned him." You keep grinning."You're an idiot, but you're my idiot. My wild wolf." She hugs you tight."His mech just wasn't as impressive as yours. I had nothing to worry about." You explain.She smiles smugly and tightens her grip, "Flattery is a sin, Roarke.""Where is that written, exactly?" You challenge her."In the hadith of...of..." She huffs and just hugs you tighter, "Thank Allah you're unhurt.">[Mention your second duel, while she has you grappled and you can't flee. She'll find out eventually, after all.]>[She'll find out on her own soon enough. Better not to tell her while she's in perfect position to tire herself out attempting to strangle you.]
>>48697127>>[Mention your second duel, while she has you grappled and you can't flee. She'll find out eventually, after all.]In for a penny
>>48697100Incidentally, I only mentioned her name once, so I'll mention it again. Her name is Rebeca (Rebecca is a misspelling? Really?) Lorde, and this is her portrait.
>>48697127>>[Mention your second duel, while she has you grappled and you can't flee. She'll find out eventually, after all.]Add that neither one of us were going for killshots though. It was a melee fight with both of us aiming to incapacitate rather than kill.
>>48697127>>[Mention your second duel, while she has you grappled and you can't flee. She'll find out eventually, after all.]We are many things, but a liar isn't one of them, unless it's convenient for us at the time, or if it involves making money, or pissing off fairchild....Look I just want to see the fireworks alright?
>>48697172She seems like the person who would follow us around like a puppy given her portrait.
>>48697127>[Mention your second duel, while she has you grappled and you can't flee. She'll find out eventually, after all.]>Thought you should know, Avalon attacked the Martian Gate soonafter. I don't know how much damage they did, but we did managed to capture one of the Paladins
>>48697172I'm honestly kind of surprised she didn't get more of a REEEE when I introduced her. I guess Zeta Gundam is a little old, but it's still among the best gundams and if you haven't seen it...go fucking watch it, it's good shit.>>48697207Given that Roarke is somewhere between a Char and a Treize (and a straight-up Paptimus if you asked Fairchild's opinion and she knew what you were talking about), that's not WHOLLY an unreasonable thing to say.
You know, the fact that Fairchild's hate for our father outshines her love for our mother says a lot about her character. Mainly that she's a total bitch. What kind of a person also gives up like that? Fairchild a shit. An old shit. Call her old.
>>48697172..and now I remember that line FM said. "My hair is better!". Makes sense if they are the same shade. Well, we'll find out one way or another.>>48697180That seems fair. The ship was on the way out, it took a avalonian out of the fight, got us some good loot, and even helped Mars a bit. Though, is it odd that I feel she enjoys this wild side to us? We must seem like a animal that waited by her side with 'presents' laying by her bedside.
>>48697065I'm not sure you can actually purchase Conditional Movement in that manner. To begin with, the description refers to movement systems - Wheels, Treads, GES, Hydrojets, Thrusters and Gravitics. Wings themselves aren't a system; they're a servo which contains systems. Secondly, you can only purchase it for a system you would gain a benefit from. You don't actually have Wings in humanoid form, since they're transformed into arms. Therefore, you can't purchase a multiplier to prevent you from using them.Rereading your earlier questions, you shouldn't be able to use systems in a Wing servo which has been transformed into an Arm; you'd use the systems you've purchased in the arm. There's ways around this, though. For instance, purchasing Command Armor for the limb in question and mounting systems there. The limb transforms, but the Command Armor stays.
>>48697321Technically it could turn its arms into wings whenever it felt like it, doesnt even have to be a transformable mecha.
>>48697236All I remember was Kamille was the shit and there was Amuro flying a transport into a Mech Jackass style.
So how should we reward our crew for a mission well done? I'm thinking a beach party with the greatest 80s cover band in the galaxy
>>48697321Scratch that third paragraph. Just reread the rules to check, and there's nothing to indicate what I just described is the case. On a somewhat related note, I'm now very confused as to what happens if you purchase Metaform Limbs, but don't have enough spaces in individual limbs after transforming to distribute systems properly.>>48697361This is true. I think the intention is more to allow you to transform your four-armed mech into a two-armed, two-winged one, rather than to have a mechafighter with arms, legs and no wings, though.
>>48697455Like I said, Zeta is good shit.
>>48697467Walk up to each one of them individually and personally thank them for doing a good job.
>>48697479The metaform wing example is a mech that turns its legs into wings when it transforms so I thought it was much the same thing.
>>48697467Honestly? I say we get a good meet and greet going and talk to the new captains and their crew. I mean, the Stone soldiers were captured, right? Yet here they are. Also, I want to know where they got those Rocs.
>>48697467>>48697490Meant this one I think.
>>48697467Beach episode was done already. Now is the late night mansion party.
>>48697508>40 threads later>>48697519I agree but we need to do something for our crew they've been doing a pretty good job so far
"It wasn't intentional, but we did have a distraction helping us as we left." That's it, Roarke, just ease into it. No need to crush her with all of the information at once, "We had an exit strategy, but it ended up being unnecessary. Avalon attacked the Martian orbital macrogate platform.""What!? Those heathen dogs DARED to enter SACRED MARTIAN SPACE!? What happened to the Gate?" She barks, her dark eyes holding the fury of one of the red planet's legendary sandstorms."It was damaged, but not destroyed. Mars won. Arguably." You squirm around until she loosens her grip on your neck, laying out on the hospital bed next to her on top of the blankets."Arguably? Are the traitors to mankind dead or not?" She presses, "Were you in the battle?""Of course I wasn't in the battle, I snuck onto Mars in a stolen freight transport. Those things are practically unarmed, I had less than two dozen mecha on board, and I was busy protecting you." You kiss her forehead, to remind her, and she shoves your chest with a smile. Still, there's no helping it, you have to break the news to her in the best possible way, "I did manage to take one of their ships hostage, though.""Ahh, that's wonderful! Wonderful...why don't you tell me how you did it?" Her smile is sweet, but has a sharp edge to it, and her nails dig just slightly into your bicep as she hugs you against her."Well." You take a deep breath and muster your courage, "So, we were in a rusty little transport ship, right?""Right." She confirms, the pressure of her claws on your arm not lessening in the slightest.[Continued]
>>48697515It also changes form as its limbs change. I think the implication is that your new limb configuration should still fit the requirements for your body form. It isn't explicitly stated, though, so you can do as you wish.
>>48697564Here it comes.
>>48697564Maybe not say anything about the foot massage
>>48697580Well thats the idea isnt it? Its limited to having wings in its jet form and since it needs wings as a jet its limited to arms in humanoid form.Also I notice jet mode doubles the wing bonus so they should be going 1100 meters a turn.
>>48697236Now that I think about it, I'm shocked that there isn't a Cima analog running around being a Pirate.Also fully expecting JErid and his two waifus to show up at some pointe
>>48697644The point being that you don't have Wings in humanoid form, therefore you can't purchase a restriction to prevent you from using them in humanoid form to get a CP rebate, since you already don't have Wings to use in the first place.This being another point entirely from the fact that Wings should not be a valid movement system to select with Conditional Movement in the first place.
>>48697536Figured that would be part and parcel for the tournament. Some work is involved, but also entertainment and shifts. They had 2 weeks to themselves before the heist, so it's not like there has been too much pressure on them. If we make our super colony, then by all means we do a house warming and celebration.Makes me wonder though.. could we set up the colony to have warp tech on it? It's not planet size, and it would make a pretty good defense for the belt and our people.
>>48697725But the only reason it doesn't have wings is because of conditional movement. Other than that it could have wings if it wanted.
>>48697751What are the odds the UJCIDF will not mobilize its entire army if they suddenly realize we've got a giant mech-carrier death-fortress that can teleport hundreds of miles at a time?
>>48697710Honestly I'm waiting on Coop or Puru
>>48697834We've met puru though in a sense, their Judah's daughters and Marida is one of his girls
>>48697771Having just remembered that 'humanoid' actually means 'do whatever the fuck you want' in Mekton, I see your point.Regardless, the description is very clear in what you can select as a restricted movement type. Wings provide a Flight MA bonus, but are not a movement system.
"So, funny thing, as the Avalonian ships were fleeing from the UJCIDF and the Holy Militia...who fought very bravely, I might add...one of them mistook us for regular cargo haulers." You're too cool to stammer, the words pour in a measured cadence, smooth and casual, "The Paladin captaining it decided to bribe us for guidance to a safe port. I recommended Auditorium, and led them there.""Was this Paladin...a word they do NOT have the right for and should NOT be using because they are in NO SENSE knights...male or female?" Even through your leather jacket, you can feel Fatima's nails tightening on your upper arm."Female, more than half the galaxy is. That shouldn't be surprising. Anyway, she trusted me enough to follow me..." You try to press on."I. Wonder. Why." Fatima looks up at you with more tigerlike eyes than even Domon possesses."...And when we arrived and they found out that the cost would be their ship and their mecha, I was challenged to single combat. Another perfectly normal occurrence." You shift slightly to try and lessen the pressure of her grip on you, it doesn't work."Mhm. After being hit in the powerplant with a beam saber from the Khanda Custom. You just decided to fight a Paladin of Avalon. Just like that. I only know vaguely of them from my father, but it isn't hard to tell you're talking about an enemy ace who WORSHIPS THE GREEN MEN AND HAS BEEN TWISTED BY THEIR EVIL HANDS, ROARKE STARWIND!" She shakes you vigorously."I won!" You protest, "It was tough, but I managed to wrestle her mech's limbs off.""SO YOU WRESTLED WITH THE AVALONIAN WHORE!" Fatima rolls over on top of you, still cocooned in her blankets. That squeeze is definitely intended to hurt now, "Is she dead?">[What say in your defense?]
>>48697886>I hurt her leg. And we are going to ransom her off.
>>48697858Hmm, seems a bit of a grey area to me. 200 meters is an awful lot of movement coming from something thats not a movement system.
>>48697886>Not exactly, shes worth a lot of money though and we can use that money to give you the greatest wedding in the galaxy, and a huge diamond ring
>>48697886>No, but her mech is trashed and she is our prisoner.
>>48697886>Fatima, I don't kill people who do wrong because they don't know what they're doing. I kill people who do wrong when they know exactly what they're doing.>Also, I have enough enemies as is without making more of the Avalonians. I'm keeping out of this war as much as possible.
>>48697934You could say the same of an Overcharged Powerplant. But the rules are very clear on what constitutes a movement system. Or rather a Propulsion System, as the case may be.
>>48697960I think one of the top military pilots probably has some sort of idea what they are doing. Also capturing them to ransom and stealing all their shit is probably a good way to make an enemy of them.
>>48697941>Propose to her to calm her downSmooth, I like it.
>>48697886I refuse to forget who I am because someone believes some nonsense. I refuse to exicute surrendering enemies unless they have committed a grave crime, a growing up in a society that feeds them lies is nit such a crime
>>48697994I wasn't speaking in a tactical sense. I rather meant that she doesn't know the full extent of who she's working under.And random is pretty standard procedure, as far as I can tell. The fact that we fought her in honorable single combat, and didn't kill her or sell her to the UJCIDF after, should probably affect how she speaks of us to the others back home quite positively.
So when were done here what should we do next? I think either show Master Asia we can break the rock and try to recruit Bruce Kelly, or do the interview
>>48698084We tricked her into a position where she had to fight anyway. Dude we are literally a pirate who stole her ship, not many pirates getting glowing commendations out there.
"No, I beat up the Avalonian whore. Of course she's alive. I don't like killing people I don't have to kill. It's bad business, it's messy, and it creates people who want revenge on me. Because she's alive, I can get information from her and then ransom her for another big payday. If I start killing people who surrender, word will get out and then it's just work, work, work all the time because nobody will trust me to keep my word. This way is better. She's my hostage, her mech is in pieces, and we're all safe from being accused of peasantry by Countess le Kennedy." You keep your voice calm, smiling at the Martian woman and casually reaching up to adjust your sunglasses.She glares, but it slowly loses its intensity, "I was a hostage, my wolf. She is not the same as me, she is an enemy of the Solar System. She would see our wills broken by the pollen of her deity, and once again darken the skies of Mars with the bio-constructs of the Green Men. She is an adder curled up in your boot." She pokes you firmly in the chest."I need those credits. How else am I going to afford..." You start to say.>["...to pay my crew, I have to be a responsible leader."]>["...to give you your special day, I have to be a responsible man."]
>>48698198>>["...to give you your special day, I have to be a responsible man."]We already told the rest of the waifus were marrying them
>>48698084If they speak about us positively over tea and cakes on Avalon, that's fine, but the UJCIDF and Martians are right here in the system with us. When they hear we're buddies with Avalon, what do you think they're going to do?
>>48698198>>["...to give you your special day, I have to be a responsible man."]
>>48698198>>["...to pay my crew, I have to be a responsible leader."]
the only problem I can see with trying to ransom Kennedy back to her own people is that we don't know what the Duke will do about her capture. he may just burst in guns ablaze to rescue her, and I don't want that fool or his big ass guns anywhere near Auditorium.
>>48698221Get fucking rekt by us and Kirito?
>>48698198>>["...to give you your special day, I have to be a responsible man."]Through all she's been through? She deserves a nice wedding she can actually remember. Same with the other of course, but considering all that happened.
>>48698198>>["...to give you your special day, I have to be a responsible man."]We like it, we sure as hell are gonna put a ring on it.
>>48698240Yeah, because he inspires so much confidence so far.
>>48698198I'm not happy with sam, or done with rosita yet, but check it wong.
>>48698330It's an attempt
>>48698221I'l be honest, the UJCIDF deal is a pretty good one in the short term. As it stands, Avalon's presence in the Belt does us more harm than good, and getting on their good side does us no good anyway because they plan to leave and we don't.the main downside is that Fairchild is as likely to stab us as shake our hand, and that the Countess dies. what we need to do is get Fairchild and Eustace to duke it out, and then kill/capture whoever left
>>48698440How about we let the two sides fight for a while while staying in the background building our forces up and then come in and mop up whats left
>>48698440Honestly, I feel like if we're smart we could get a bigger profit from the Avalonians simply by using the UJCIDF price as a base. With some good haggling and using our knowledge of the UJCIDF prices, we could get another 30% along with whatever price the crew would have alongside the machines and ship.
>>48698462Ah the "sit in the corner of the map and hope everyone forgets about you" strategy, a personal favorite.
>>48698525And while were there we build an axis or two
"...to make up for ruining your special day?" You finish with a smile. Fuck having problems. You've got Fatima back, sharp tongue and all.She blinks, her momentum halted. Before she can speak, you continue, "I know. I'm not Martian, I'm under no delusion that I'm a gallant knight no matter what anyone says, I don't come from a rich family and commit crimes to stay rich myself, I've got exceedingly bad manners. Worst of all, I made you wait." You put your arms around her blanket cocoon and sit up, "I've still got the bridal dress you were wearing, and you took my breath away in it. Will you marry me?"Her cheeks darken to a dusky rose, and she squeaks, "Roarke...you...you..." Her shoulders shake, and for a moment you can't tell if she's happy or murderously angry. Then she throws her arms around your neck, "You're the best boy in the galaxy. Yes. Yes! Even if you're a brute, and even if you really, really do need someone to look after you when you're being an idiot." She squeezes you with a sigh, "I won't be cross anymore. It's my job to make your life easier, not harder. So rest, my wolf, I see how hard all of this has been on you. I'll take care of everything. The Caliph was a good friend of my father, he will hear me if I have to shout my way through every bureaucrat and minister in the planetary government to reach him with my voice, and I will sell this harlot of the Green Men to him for such a price that we will have the most magnificent wedding imaginable. I love you." She feels around for your hands, grabs them, and squeezes them tight, the lights from the ceiling illuminating a gleam of moisture in the corners of her eyes.>[What say?]
>>48698569>Don't ease up too much on my it might get boring here then
>>48698569>well thats good because its going to be a big wedding if you know what I mean
>>48698462the problem is that they are going to be fighting in our own back yard. Military fleets are not good for our health, especially if they feel that stealing from US, is a viable option (Im sure that the codes of chivalry make exceptions for robbing criminals, pagans, and pagan criminals)
>>48698646If they attack us though they know that were going to attack them right back and they really don't need a two front war right now
>>48698569>No executions, no torture. And the Caliph has to send someone important enough to Red Siren's concert to make the decision on their behalf to auction with the UJCIDF and the Duke.
>>48698569First you need to rest and relax. We've got a busy time ahead of us and we can plan things out with everyone once you are better. Especially with that joint concert coming up.. and our own little tournament to steal the show from Fairchild's idol.
>>48698569She is already doubting her "Lady" a bit. Let that seed grow, and perhaps sending her back will be far better than simply killing her.
>>48698198>If I start killing people who surrender, word will get out and then it's just work, work, work all the timeDread Pirate Roarke!
>>48698788And so our next opponents will be a giant, a man hunting a felon with 6 fingers, and a sicilian.
>>48698882of wow, just imagining what sort of mechs inigo and fezzic would have
>>48698785We should introduce the countess to our loyal former cop. He was a vet right? He can talk shit about the powers that be with total sincerity, and about how everything bad they say about the green men is true. Also with total sincerity.
>>48698882Shiiit, considering all of our Roarke fights are terrible against stereotypes, we need the KK Mk.II asap.
"I love you too." You think for a moment, then kiss her, and when you're done kissing her you make a decision and nod, "But you can't make things too easy for me, I'd get bored. If it's not too much trouble, go ahead and contact the Caliph, tell him to put his offer on the table."Her eyes go wide, "You want Hakim the Kinless, on whose shoulder rests the hand of the Prophet, to barter with you?"You shrug, "It's tradition, isn't it? I have offers from the UJCIDF as well, and I'm sure her people will offer me something. She's an ace, a useful political tool, but not unbeatable. I don't think she'll make enough of a difference to consider it betrayal of the Solar System if I just hear what her allies can pay me for her return. If it was a Green Man, it would be a different matter, but the Countess is human, I don't want to just condemn her to a miserable death for a war she didn't start."Fatima tries to scowl, but it doesn't have her usual intensity, and after a moment she just sighs happily and rests in your arms. "I will tell the Caliph that you are a good man with a sinful heart that requires wise counsel. I will tell him that even though she has taken lives, you insist on the honorable treatment of captives. I will tell him to send a skilled negotiator, capable of working with the Jovian representative against the inevitable treachery of Avalon." She smiles, "And I will tell him to be generous. After all, if you marry me, and not the other girls, I will surely be poisoned by one of them within a week.""Already taken care of." You assure her, the two of you smiling at each other. "You should rest." You remind her."I should." She nods, the blankets sliding down off her shoulders. She adjusts the hem of her hospital gown.[Continued in roughly 45 minutes, giving me time to eat]
>>48699002Bad idea. Might lead to Basil murdering our hostage for deep-sixing Suleiman I
>>48699087She wasn't there though.
>>48699004speaking of, we should be getting that upgrade now. Not sure about what it entails exactly, but it would be nice to start working towards bit weaponry.Mainly because I want to develope plundering arms to steal the gun from Jesus hand and then snap it over our knee. That or give it and the Slinger to Miles.
>>48699126doesn't matter, she's avalonian and for many people just being from the same place as one who has hurt you and yours is enough to justify murder
As a side-note, you have a lot on your agenda currently, what do you want to do next? If it's something that takes a lot of time, like visiting the Undefeated, it might get put off for a while to get shorter things out of the way.
So for the weddings,Is any one else Imagining Athena as our ring barer and Judau's daughters as flower girls?Then immediately wonder how much he would charge us for borrowing his daughters or if he would just accept wedding invitations
>>48699195>Spend time with Dozel and Athena>Talk to Clemmy about her past>Give Rosita her gift>Hand out with Judah and his family>Interview with GretchenI would be fine with any of these
>>48699195Meet the captains and their machines. I still want a good look over the Roc and see what it's capable of and if we can reproduce them.
>>48699195we should talk to Sam and Clemmy about Avalon at some point, and talk with Clemmy in general
>>48699212DittoWe really need to unwind, and any of these would be a great way to do it.
>>48699207>not charging>a scavvie
>>48699193Basil's screwed on tight.
>>48699259Thats why you offer it to the girls before hand so that he can't say no to his daughters
>>48699259well whats the going rate for flower girls in this time period? We could always pay his daughters directly So Jewdau doesn't get a cut
>>48699195Random question, but we don't have to micromanage stuff like our smaller ships doing small time raiding right?Also, contact the duke, should be good for a laugh
>>48699195Gretchen first, we can get her to help hype the tourney and do an exclusive interview for the rescue of Fatima.Also, I remember a certain Siren of the Rouge Rogue variety sharing a Terran Scotch with us.>Captcha: Select images of waterfalls.
>>48699212Do not forget about the other captains though. We really need to meet with them and bring them up to speed and to figure out what we do with them.
>>48699346I did forget that one anon, good catch
>>48699195>call the Duke>meet the new guys>ask the Stone Soldiers how they busted out of prison with better machines than they had going in.
>>48699279"Let's see...we have to charge you a first-time customer fee, because we don't know if you're reliable.""Yeah, you don't get the discounts you get for being dad's friend, since we're not dad.""And you're employing child labor, so that's an additional surcharge in case of legal complications...""Don't forget the cost of the dresses, shoes, and accessories. How far are we going to have to walk? We really should charge on a per-step basis."
>>48699370"Don't worry you can charge it all to my good friend Moe"
>>48699370Scavvies; they really are the space jews.
>>48699370>Jewdau watches on, with tears in his eyes and pride in his heart. >realizes he doesn't get a cut >can't decide if he's angry of more proud
>>48699370And so the phrase "FUCKING SCAVVIES!" was said to have been heard in even the most remote part of the universe.
>>48699207how awkward do you think it will be when the Bridesmaids are the other Brides?
>>48699499the tension in the air will be thick enough to cut with knife
>>48699050Whoa, where'd those come from?
>>48699549well its good thing Clemmy brought hers, isn't it?
>>48699613>Go to cut the cake.>Clemmy pulls out a knife.>ALL the girls pull out knives>Proceed to cut bigger slices of cake to try and feed Roarke the biggest slice.>Roarke spends the next week punching rocks to burn the calories.
I'm done looking at it for today... Passing out for work, y'all have fun.
>>48699790Work in progress.
In the end, you get her to rest. She wants to do more, but she just woke up from surgery, and she needs to sleep. You tuck her back into bed, and she steals one last kiss before releasing you. As you walk out of her room, you get out your PC and send a few messages.The meeting doesn't take long to set up, and it serves a few purposes. First, you need to go over Auditorium's defenses and security arrangements. Second, it gives you the chance to meet your new Captains...you have two, you remember. One of them was supposed to be safely in prison. Thirdly, because Oda told you something you commissioned for him is ready, and this is a convenient way for you to walk off with Red Siren when things are done.You make your way through the sunny streets of the Colony to a small but classy bar tucked atop a promontory along the shore. You make your way through the establishment, which is full of quiet people wearing your colors and an awful lot of guns, and out the door at the back. A cool breeze washes over the back patio, carrying the scent of the lake. Your table is right in the middle, with four individuals sitting around it. Oda and Red Siren are immediately recognizable, but the other two faces are new. You recognize Captain Harold Beckingham immediately. He's the most overtly piratical person you've ever seen. His black silk shirt has a white skull-and-crossbones emblazoned on it, he wears a huge, dramatic cape with a warlock collar, and he even has a tricorn hat and mechanical eye. Aside from that, you'd never have guessed he was a pirate. He's of average height, slender unto the point of being gangly, with a mop of wild brown hair. You've heard of him, of course. Supposedly, he's aloof, he and his crew generally uninvolved with outside affairs except when performing a heist, they excel at hit-and-run with their fast mecha and rarely engage in prolonged battle. You're rather surprised to see him here. He acknowledges you with a nod.[Continued]
"Well now. Dude McCool all grown up, as I live and breathe." The other face is even more recognizable. Staring at you from across the table is the scarred visage of..."Captain Flint." You greet him without showing any of the hesitation you actually feel. The Stone Soldiers are supposedly fanatically devoted to this man. Moses Flint, the hardest son of a bitch on California Station. The Stone Soldiers always prided themselves on being a small, elite force, led by a former UJCIDF Captain, and even the serving members of the Jovian military you've met don't quite exude its straight-backed, murderous discipline like this man does. Three long scars trace the right side of his face, and his eyes are a blue so pale they're chilling. "Admiral Starwind." He gets up and extends his hand. You shake it. He tightens his grip, you tighten yours, he looks satisfied at your strength, "I was sorry to hear about Ozark. Good on you for killing those green bastards, I hope Galbadie squealed like a pig as he burned." He smiles, baring a line of brilliantly white teeth."I thought you were in prison?" You ask.He shrugs, "Well, about that..."[Continued]
>>48700028Why does he look like Bizzaro Roarke to me?
>>48700186The only good thing about the avatar movie was the mech suits, and that son of a bitch piloted one of them like a goddamn champion.
>>48700186>the hardest motherfucker this side of an iron mine
Well this is shaping up to be one mean pirate armada
>>48700190Because he's based off of Captain Harlock an old anime space pirate.>>48700186Liking these two already
By the way, since we have a bunch of breather stuff coming up in preparation for the tournament, I was wondering what you guys would think of interspersing a bit of a sidequest so that we don't all get too rusty from insufficient action.Say, something in the Extrasolar Division. A bit of more gritty war story, with a character in a mech a lot less sturdy than the Knuckle Kaiser. In other words, you would be playing as the earnest, hardworking pilot of a grunt unit (although it would at least be a decent grunt unit).
>>48700258Yes please.Let it be from the avalonian side.Ye ol' peasant Men at arms with a ground type unit not meant for space fighting in the deep black with a shiny sword and shield.
>>48700258Sounds like a good idea. Gives us a glimpse of the field at large and gives us perspective. Truely Sarge Biggs and Wedge will live long, fruitful lives.
>>48700258Sure extrasolar stuff seems to be where all the shit is hitting the fan
>>48700245All we're missing is Cima Garahau and our mecha space pirate fleet shall be complete
>>48700288Mo needs a hard bitten criminal to offset the happy naive members of his harem.
>>48700288But what about Spike?
>>48700338>only has jets and a rather poorly optimized ship for combat>but holy fucking shit his statline is out of fucking control in and out of his vehicles
>>48700190That's Captain Harlock, the first Space Pirate.
>>48700258May I suggest at least someone under General Coop, to see why is he terrifying to the Avalonians?
>>48700464Coop is to Avalon what a Big Zam is to a Ball
>>48700464Considering who he's based off of, I think it might have to do with the fact that he likely found away to cram a lot more gun and missiles on his ship/mech/mech ship than deemed scientifically possible.
>>48700464When he presses the "All the missiles" button, literally every ship and mecha with missiles launches their entire payload towards his enemies using his modifiers.
"Now, first off, I came to Auditorium with a long-ass list of complaints and advice to what I thought was a puffed-up young shitling with a rich girlfriend. Figured I'd whoop you into shape, teach you to be somewhat decent at the job you've lucked into. I even had a decent writeup of the flaws in your combat style and a list of reasons why a pilot without a gun on his machine is a dead pilot." He smiles, and claps you on the back, "But you proved me wrong, son. That was all before I saw you fight that alium bitch and heard about the op to get your hi-jab-i girlfriend back from Mars. Damned fine op, son. Damned fine op.""I thought you soldiers called your superiors Sir?" Captain Beckingham interjects."When I want your opinion you Jove-damned environmentalist cornhole I'll shove a bayonet in my eye and spare myself the trouble. I'll call him sir when we're on duty." Captain Flint replies without rancor, "You want to know how I got out of prison, son? I'll tell you. Now first, some damned prepubescent son-of-a-bitch gets on the comms during a perfectly routine bit of tactical operating, starts whining a bunch of pansy-ass liberal nonsense about peace and understanding. Now the gist of it was that we should surrender and throw down our arms, and NO ONE tells Moses Flint and the Stone Soldiers to dis-arm, no sir! Not some punk kid, not the Jove-damned government, not Jove himself. So I told the little bastard he could have our munitions point-first, and set up a barrage." He sighs, "The Bluegill's a damn fine machine, but clearly despite his bluepilled bullshit the little twerp knew how to operate himself. Precision sniping, and damned if the little bastard wasn't toying with us, taking off our limbs and letting us drift until his ship rolled around to pick us up.""But that's just how you were captured." You frown, accepting a beer from Red Siren and taking a sip, "How did you escape?"[Continued]
>>48700528>His Logisticians hate him! Would you like to know more?
>>48700500>>48700528I dig giant RobotsYou dig giant RobotsChicks dig giant RobotsAnd so I pray Unlimited Missile Works
>>48700560God dammit jesus.
>>48700560Fuckin' made it. Thought I'd miss this! You gents all good? Great.
>>48700560I like this guy already. If we ever capture Jesus, we get HIM to run the bugger through the ringer. The insults would make drill sergeants blush.
>>48700560>>48700622when that happens we must record that and upload it.
>>48700622Best guy in avatar. A little too bloodthirsty but a fine commander.
>>48700622>not upgrading Flint's mech and sending him to fight Jesus, should the opportunity ever arise
>>48700716If the point of the movie hadn't been about 'military-industrial complex baaad', he'd be a sort of 'big good' character. He went the extra mile for his men, was a wise and capable man, a damn fine soldier and commander... but the show's whole point was about the noble savage and the evils of the military-industrial complex, so they had to make him a blood thirsty racist bastard. Still really fond of that movie.
>>48700767also cut out why humans went there in the first place.
>>48700781wasn't it for a mineral literally named unobtanium?
>>48700781Yeah. When you take into account 'Earth is literally dying, and needs the unobtanium for a lot of shit to work' it puts his actions in a better light. A sort of well intentioned extremist instead of just a monster.
>>48700800Earth was, I THINK, approaching a mass extinction event. Animal and plant species were dying out, things were going just totally tits up. Pandora presented a LOT of good shit. The plant and animal life there could help bring new life to the Earth's biosphere, the unobtanium helped serve to make a lot of high tech stuff for maintaining and improving living conditions possible, etcetera. Earth was basically turning into a 40k hive world... but without all the technical advances needed to make it possible to sustain.
>>48700781this makes me hate more the hero of the move. he was a complete idiot.
>>48700860Betrays his people, his family, and his home to chase alien pussy and be a hippy. My only wish is if they make a second movie, he's the villain and they get curbstomped.
>>48700927>they make a second movie>the colonel's brother comes by and just glasses the planet no bullshit>the movie is about racing to mine and return home in time to save it, with technical failures and such providing tension
"You see, son, when a man lives a life like mine, he learns a thing or twelve about adverse circumstances. I had always expected that someday the same military that unfairly discharged me for breaking the spine of the superior officer who got my squad killed through incompetence would someday come to try and revoke my very liberty itself. I had all kinds of plans to engineer my escape...but what I wasn't expecting was for the prison warden herself to be such a...well, a fine woman, if you take my meaning. Strong sense of duty, little too outspoken for the kind of politics the UJCIDF likes these days. She'd been banished to that rat-trap and left to rot." He takes a deep sip of his drink, "Well, during our interrogation sessions, we got to talking, and I tell you son I felt the tidal pull of freedom tugging on that woman's heart, and I gave it wings. I'd like to claim, now, that one of my genius plans led to our escape...but really I just punched out both of her bodyguards, pretended to take her hostage, freed my men, claimed adequate compensation in the form of government-issue Pumpkinseeds and the warden's own Pumpkinseed II...ceremonial, really, damned woman hates flying...and jacked a new ship. While celebrating my honeymoon with my new bride, I got to thinking that they'll surely be after us again and that there's admittedly a little bit of safety in numbers. That's about the time I heard what happened to the Green Skulls, and better I work for one of Ozark's boys than someone I don't know. Just don't be an ass, son, and I'll be the bullet that splatters your enemies' brains across the landscape." He smiles and makes a fingergun gesture, then lowers his voice, "Although, between you and me...you oughtta ditch the alium. She's poison to have around. Even if her vagina ain't sideways, her thoughts and morals are. She ain't like a good, Jovian girl, no sir."[Continued]
>>48700927I dunno, I can see both sides of it. Earth NEEDS the Unobtanium and the secrets in the plant and animal life on Pandora. But they can get that without the whole 'genocide' thing too. If the movie had wanted to show both sides of the conflict, it would have ended better for everyone. Instead they wanted to teach a half-assed lesson about the military-industrial complex being evil, so it was crazy badguy extremist soldier dude trying to genocide the peaceful natives and getting curb stomped by the planet itself.
>>48700948oh yes. i would watch that a lot of times.
>>48700952Good god, he pulled a roarke to escape prison.
>>48700952Hes not wrong. Hes a straight shooter, I like this guy.
>>48700952>a thing or twelve>unfairly discharged me for breaking the spine of the superior officer who got my squad killed through incompetenceWait, he broke his spine with his bare hands? Holy fuck dude.
>>48700952so he's gonna become our black ops wing, right?
>>48701000we should bring him with us when we meet the Undeafeated again. i'm pretty sure they will become good pals.
>>48701000We can probably do that too anon, it can't be harder then breaking a rock>>48700952Wonder who the prison warden was?
>>48701010Seems like it.Oda's team is stealth and sabotage, Harlock Jr is hit and run, and this guy seems like the heavy Hammer. If Mr Police chief serves as our defense support, we'd have a well rounded team armada.
Anons, what do you think of getting Captain Flint to train the pirate crews, or at least 5 from each crew to upgrade them from B-class to A?
>>48701105If we can then go for it
>>48701010Nah, more like the Spearhead of our Armada. Someone we can trust to crack any defense.
>>48701131i tought we were the spear. considering we're the first to get into any fight.
>>48701105Training may be a good idea. Getting the core of our fleet to A rank would make us quite capable. Our Aces could use some training as well since Miles and Richard are starting to fall behind the other captains.
"You're not the first one to tell me that, and that's one of the issues we're here to discuss. I'm sure Rosita told you all about the upcoming concert, right? We're also holding a tournament for up-and-coming young aces, and representatives from at least three different militaries are going to be here to barter for the Countess. We're going to need..."Hours stretch by as you plan out the security of Auditorium. It turns out, Red Siren already thought of some of the problems. She explains that the colony, which can support a city-sized population, is a lot bigger and more heavily armored than Suleiman's colony and its mining town. Furthermore, she's been equipping it with CIWS batteries to accompany the Medium and Heavy anti-ship beam batteries concealed within its neon-laced hull. Granted, there are battleships that can hit from outside the colony's range, but every Wels-class or bigger is a serious investment of firepower and money. She brings up a map on her PC to show everyone, displaying it across the table, and sitting practically in your lap to point out the details. Between her knowledge of Auditorium and Moses' insight on security measures, there isn't really much for you to contribute besides approving or denying ideas, mostly approving. You aren't even allowed to deny some of Red Siren's more grandiose ideas for the tournament, she's very insistent that both you AND the Knuckle Kaiser have giant thrones to sit on and none of your subordinates are willing to come to your defense. She vows to have the arena ready at least a month before the concert is actually set to happen, too. Privately, you intend to look into how much this is going to cost her, and contribute a little. After all, she's been good to you, helping her out is the right thing to do. You're not whoring yourself to her, after all, no matter what General Fairchild says. You're partners. [Continued]
>>48701167Nah, we're the Ace Killer. The 60 tons of metal and pure testosterone aimed at enemy commanders.
>>48701201>Were doing the giant thronesHoly shit never thought that was going to happen
>>48701201Don't forget Basil and Capt. Flint to run a bootcamp for all police forces and reserves. We're going to need their expertise should all hell breaks loose.
>>48701201Will the thrones be made of the decapitated heads of enemy mechs?
>>48701210Pretty much. Roarke is Lu Bu while our crew is more the bulk of our forces and more a mix in terms of gear.
>>48701282I'm just waiting for an actual Lu Bu mech to show up, double halberds and everything.
>>48701308Avalonian Lu Bu.Nothing about them says that all their knights need to be european in origin.
>>48701308>>48701391And then we steal his Red Hare.......Someone stat up a horse mech.
>>48701308a two man team, with one piloting the 'horse' and the other piloting the rider.
>>48701416You know what, Belegor could have the mech in the pic, without having the combining systems
Oddly, it's the quiet Captain Beckingham who changes the subject eventually, "Admiral, what do you want, long-term?""Freedom." It's taken a while to think it through, but you have. You can admit it openly, without having to soften it, around your fellow captains. Rosita smiles at you, and squeezes your hand beneath the table."I want." You clarify, "No part of these power struggles. I'm no friend of the Green Men, but I won't become the UJCIDF's instrument like the Green Skulls were...Flint, Beckingham, ask Oda if you didn't know about that...and I'm certainly not working for anyone else. If I can, I want the belt to be an independent state under us. For that, we're going to have to start taking over colonies. No atrocities, just simple conquest." You look around, and somewhat to your surprise the others are all nodding."I'm familiar with Captain Oda, Admiral." Beckingham smiles. His voice is educated and refined, even scholarly, "Like him, I too have a dream."You blink at him, "You want to restore Imperial Japan?""HAI!" Oda crows with a fistpump."Well, yes. Only, a bit more than that. Earth is mankind's birthright, and we've been denied it since the Confederacy of United Star Systems was established. Prior to the circumstances that led to me becoming a pirate, I was a terraforming specialist. My research rubbed a few powerful people the wrong way, and my career was destroyed...but I'm certain of my findings. There is no need for a restoration tax on Earth's inhabitants, Earth's climate recovered long ago. The few people who are allowed to dwell there live in an untouched paradise.""A conspiracy, huh?" Captain Flint's lip twists as he considers it."It's not a conspiracy when it's done openly." Captain Beckingham corrects him sharply, then smiles wanly, "It seems I came to the right place. This is the only group that could even set up the circumstances for humans to reclaim their world of origin, the Cradle of Mankind itself."[Continued]
By the way, a quick question, were there any more details on Red Siren's present besides that it was a music box that plays China Girl?
>>48701638Lets have a custom made topper thats a miniature of Roarke and Rosita dancing
>>48701638I believe it had a wooden model of Roarke and Red dancing when you opened it
>>48701661>>48701668I was just thinking something like that would be perfect. Confirmed!
"In other words, Beckingham-kun supports my claim." Oda grins cheerfully, "Someday, we'll all have sake in Edo together and watch the cherry blossoms."You smile and hold up your beer, "I'll drink to that dream."The five of you drink and engage in small talk for a while, before the artificial light starts to progress towards evening, and Red Siren stands up with a smile, lifting you with her, "Excuse me, everyone. The Admiral is walking me home." She looks up at you, a delighted light in her eyes. After all, this is the first time you've really set a course as a leader of multiple crews, rather than just pursuing your own interests with the help of other people. Oda nudges a box towards you, and you deftly scoop it up. It's wrapped in bright orange paper and what feels like bubblefoam underneath, likely to keep something safe.She leans on you as you leave the gathering, "You look stressed. Are you sure you're resting enough?" She mentions once you're out of earshot of your subordinates."No." You admit. She nods sympathetically, "I'm sure my future sisters would all agree, you need a few days off." She climbs onto her jetbike, and you mount up behind her with your arms around her waist as she takes off."Starting right now?" You smile down at her as you make your way together towards her palace.She deftly swerves around a passing food truck, looking up at you and nodding smugly, "Yes, starting right this very minute, dear." A guard at the gate waves you in, and before you're really aware of it you've been bustled up into her quarters again. You sit on the couch as she saunters off into an adjoining room, returning wearing apparently nothing but a bathrobe and her eyepatch, pouring each of you a taste of some of the best scotch you've ever experienced. [Continued]
"I just don't know what to do with the Countess." You finally admit, "I'm going to let everyone bid on her, and see who has the best offer, but even then I'm not sure who I actually trust.""It all feels like empty vanity to me." She says with a shrug."What do you mean? Rosita, a person's life is in my hands, not to mention..." Your voice trails off as she puts a finger to your lips."Shhhh, just you shut your mouth." She murmurs intimately, "It doesn't matter because you'll find a way to save her.""Save her?" You echo.She winks at you, setting the bottle on the table and relaxing next to you, "You won't sit there and let the UJCIDF have her, you know what they would do.""Public crucifixion, according to General Fairchild. She certainly expects me to accept." You sip your drink, feeling its heat burn through your stomach."Too bad for General Fairchild. I'm not one of your military maidens, Roarke, I'm a pirate too. I know you're no pushover for that sort of person, and I also know from personal experience that you're a huge romantic who only starts murdering when people really, really deserve it." She smiles archly, "I'm not making any other predictions, but I do know you won't let her be crucified right in front of you. You're too soft for that." "Maybe. I make no promises just yet." Although you still don't want to see her die, you want to see your people die even less, and this whole series of events has put a lot of heat on your fleet."Just say I'm right." She sprawls out on the couch across your lap like a cat, her feet kicking slowly, "So, what's in the box? Is it for me?""You're right." You indulge her with a grin.[Continued]
>>48701564So, placing bets; Earth is being used for A; Paradise for the super elite, B: SCIENCE, C: Producing a army of kill bots, or D: Secret greenman hideout.
>>48702141give me 25 credits on D: Secret Greenman Hideout
>>48702141Im going to say all four
>>48702141E. gov misapplied greenman tech to revitalize planet, worked too well, earth now covered in mech sized megafauna.basically B and D
I wonder whats Roarke going to be like as a father? Will we follow Bright's big book of Parenting?
>>48702180so Zoids then?
>>48702190Probably relatively hands off aside from when needed. He'll certainly have a bevy of children so one on one time will be tough.. though he'd put the effort in raising them and disciplining unruly children. Dio will fear the day that his father puts him over his knee and spanks his ass.
>>48702211nah mars is zoids cause they use beast mechs, and most of the land seems to be large deserts great for mech battles.still though, imagine roarke void punching a neo T-rex to save some sort of primitive waifu
>>48702190The one where his son became a terrorist and tried to assassinate the entire EFSF high command?
She laughs at you, and opens it, pulling off the bubblefoam and paper to reveal a shiny, rosewood box. It's not particularly large, but it's of old-fashioned make, with hand-done detail work in a pattern of rose petals along the corner. "What's this for?" She wonders, and opens it up. As your song starts to play, a sweet-pitched instrumental version, she claps her hands to her mouth. She sees the little wooden model of a dashing man with a mane of orange hair waltzing across the tiny ballroom with a tiny wooden model of a lady with pink hair and a long, scarlet gown, and she gasps. She looks at you, her eyes huge, "Roarke, this is..." She quickly picks it up, and carries it over to a shelf across the room, setting it up there, "I'm just going to put this here, so it won't get damaged." She looks at you, eyes gleaming, "Have I told you that I love you, today? Because I think you need to be told, darling." She licks her lips, "I think I need to remind you. I'm definitely getting emotional...oh dear..." Her breathing slightly ragged, she approaches you....And then, suddenly, a maid appears, opening the doorway with a PC in hand. Before she can articulate who's calling or who it's for, Rosita's discarded bathrobe hits her in the face. The maid claws it away, and opens her mouth to speak, only to be hit in rapid succession by your shirt, shoes, pants, and underwear in rapid suggestion, tossed uncaringly away over Red Siren's shoulders. The maid surreptitiously tucks your underwear into her uniform to sell on the holonet later, and flees. Red Siren's song is especially loud that evening.
>>48702222>Implying Dio hasn't already.>Implying Dio won't get Bright-slapped when he tries to hijack the Iron Kestrels.>Implying that Clemmy won't be worst.
>>48702263I can see absolutely no problems that would result from a child having Alice C. Farragut as a mom. Nope, not a single one.
>>48702237Yup thats the one, and then that time when he gets sent on a literal wild goose chase
>Red Siren's song is especially loud that evening.And there were many encores to follow.
>>48702249>The maid surreptitiously tucks your underwear into her uniform to sell on the holonet later, and flees.>maid's fw bidding starts
>>48702305And just think we have another level of popularity to go, I shutter to think what 10 is going to be like
>>48702321Says the Incubus who started seducing everyone who identifies as a woman.
>>48702321Men want us to.Our girls have to play wack a mole to keep everyone away.
>>48702294What he needed to be slapped for most was entering the beta orbit of the worst girl in all of gundam.
So, before we conclude tonight, a few notes on the earlier idea for a sidequest. I had initially planned on doing UJCIDF (and giving you a chance to roll smaller, lighter flying mecha against larger groundbound ones), to the point of picking character portraits. I could do Avalon, though, if there's overwhelming support for it.
>>48702249Wonder who's calling? Is it Fairchild? Hakim? The dragon dildo delivery man?
>>48702336Wait just a minute, hold on there. Now just because I rolled to seduce an entire televison audience ONCE I'm now to blame for all the women in the solar system wanting to get Roarke all up inside? Well let me tell you something buster I'm innocent and nothing but a victim of circustance
>>48702395UJCIDF works fine by me. I want to see how they handle against the heavier mechs and I'm sure we'll see a Avalonian ground pounder some time.
>>48702395Whichever one is cooler
>>48702415>>48702424It's probably going to be UJCIDF, where you play as one of the most underrated god-tier protagonists in mecha with Shinji and Klim Nick as your wingmen.
>>48702463>ShinjiSo he's a gigantic scrublord who needs to get in the fucking robot, already?Rei best girl, Asuka a shit
>>48702463O shit were gonna play as Bruce Campbell?
>>48702494Want. All my Want.Groovy.
>>48702490Your a shit
>>48702490I'm betting Asuka is the long-distance girlfriend that motivated Shinji to join up in the hopes that he could get as far away as possible from her
>>48702515That ain't how teeth look.
>>48702463Oh whens the next thread?
>>48702494>>48702499Not quite. No one who's got meme status, in any case.
I was just thinking about that. Friday.
>>48702579I guess playing as Jack King will have to do then
>>48702409Riiiight, and who rolled the 10 to seduce a rabid one woman army?
>>48702592Hm, would it be too much of a spoiler to show you in advance?
>>48702599I don't know probably some faggot
>>48702602Yes.Keep it secret until then.
>>48702606And the Countess?
>>48702599That was the best decision in the entire quest anon
>>48702620Some asshole who doesn't think things through
>>48702620and then he rolled another 10 to seduce her after we smashed her mech
>>48702637>Roarke's face when Thunder rolls.
Rolled 1 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>48702667Lets see what the dice have to say about thatRolling to seduce that maid from earlier
>>48702710Oh look what you've done, you've made her gay.
>>48702710Thunderbird, making folks do horrible, outrageous things when their sexuality is concerned.
Rolled 10 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>48702710thats still a 17 to seduce
>>48702748>>48702710Jesus Christ guys
>>48702748Just think eventually we won't be able to roll under a 20 for seduction
>>48702748well then.Thunderbird 2 is a go.
>>48702748I am ashamed of myself bit, we shouldn't pouch Reds staff, but damn dice if you say so
>>48702797Its not poaching if Red gets in on it too
>>48702815Her staff is gay but willingly sleeps with roarke if it allows a threesome with her mistress.
>>48702710>>48702748Is this where tsunderes come from?
>>48702822You sure Roarke isn't so sexual attractive he can turn a lesbian bi?
>>48702822That would be kind of uncomfortable for Red Siren, wouldn't it, if all the maids were gay for her? On the other hand, she might genuinely not notice.>>48702826If it wasn't a joke roll, yes. It would induce a world-affecting tsundere status effect on the girl in question.
>>48702860I think it is safe to say that Roarke is now its own class of sexual orientation
>>48702869the attraction they feel is mixed with the exasperation that comes from dealing with Sirens antics whenever we are on the station?
>>48702928>Can you believe what Roarke is doing for the Madame now?>What is he doing?>He's rotating the entire colony away from the sun so she can have an ice skating rink
>>48702928Yes, and the frustration of not wanting to get in Red Siren's way if, as in this case, they were one of her fans.
I fear the day our seduction check becomes +20
>>48702979We score a 30 on a seduction roll for Haman, what happens?
>>48702984I don't think it would be a high enough roll.UnlessWe do it dressed as a girl
>>48702998Thats sounds like a genius plan to piss Haman off>Dress in drag and make her end up falling in love with us>When she wants to get married we pull off the wig>You thought you were in love with Kleet Orus but it was me ROARKE
>>48703020It will all be part of our brilliant plan to flush out the first mate>Dress in drag to infiltrate UJCIDF>Work our bay into Soul B>Seduce Jesus for no other reason than we can>Forget why we were doing this in the first place>Dump Jesus for Fairchild>Reveal It was us Rorake Starwind all along>???>Profit