Twitter: 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!"You want me to WHAT?" You glare at your resident intelligence officer, who just gives an innocent but slightly nervous smile. "Er, the mission by our intel team was successful, but there was a... complication with the extraction." Elizabeth explains a bit too simply. "So they require a bit of assistance from us to get off planet.""Lida, what's the status on the surface?" You ask."The emergency channels are flooded with distress calls." Lida frowns as she lowers the volume on her headset. "Apparently all of the automated drones and equipment on the planet are malfunctioning.""So, if I go down there, not only do I have to deal with Hegemony forces, but rogue robots as well?" You groan. "I know it's a lot of ask of you, but it would be a REALLY great help to us if you would provide a little lift!" Elizabeth asks sweetly.>Fine, it doesn't feel right leaving people behind anyways.>Fine, but you owe me big for this.>Other
>>49030841>Fine, but you owe me big for this.MERC QUEST!~ one red wing when?
>>49030841>Fine, it doesn't feel right leaving people behind anyways.
>>49030841>Fine, but you owe me big for this.
>>49030841>>Fine, but you owe me big for this.
>>49030875What are you referring to? Is it Ace Combat again?
>>49030841>>Fine, but you owe me big for this.Time for Space.
>>49030841>>Fine, but you owe me big for this.Cyborg augmentation when?
I'd bet money Sam already has a a secret android in her crew. Like Winona Ryder in Alien 4.
>>49031035that's what TANK's for
>>49031035At this point, Tank could be anything underneath all that armor.
>>49031078>Tank is actually a rogue sentry turret that gained sentience
>>49031090> inb4 Tank is T-2000 atoning for the SINS OF THE FATHERS
>>49031056My money's on Natalia as the crazy robot doctor with a biology fetish.Or Elizabeth the infiltrator-bot.
>>49031147>Doctor cannot experiment on herself, so she experiments on organicsAt last I truly see.
>>49031147Mrs. What is this "morals" garbage?Yeah, she totally is the android
>>49031147I mean, it's either that she's a robot or she messed up her own biology already.
>>49031331who do you think she tested the "growth formula" on first?
>>49031056inb4 secret android enclave free from the shackles of human control
>>49031382Let's hope our resident robot is nice to the captain.
>>49030841"Fine, but you owe me BIG for this." You grumble. "That's how it works, doesn't it?" Elizabeth gives a baleful sigh. "All right just get them out safe.""That we'll do." You nod. "We'll just get Tank and some drones-""Um, I don't suggest bringing drones. No telling how they'd react with the virus spreading through the planetary systems..." Elizabeth laughs nervously. "Fine." You roll your eyes. "Tank should be able to handle things himself.""I'm getting something on sensors." Lida blinks. "Long Claw is launching a landing craft.""WHAT." You glower. "Open comms with it.""Hey, Sis!" Carly waves cheerfully on the screen. "Heard some of your guys needed some help, so I thought I'd lend a helping hand!"Goddamnit, Carly. >Send Tank after her. >You're gonna chase her down yourself!>Other
>>49031620>You're gonna chase her down yourself!
>>49031620>>You're gonna chase her down yourself!>Bring Tank, Ride his shoulders, Become unstoppable.
>>49031620>>You're gonna chase her down yourself!
>>49031620>You're gonna chase her down yourself!>Bring Tank, Ride his shoulders, Become unstoppable.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>49031620>You're gonna chase her down yourself!rolling for Tank armor virus resist
>>49031620>You're gonna chase her down yourself!>OtherRIDE TANK
>>49031620>You're gonna chase her down yourself!>Bring Tank>And Scotty
oh right almost forgot to bring the WAND OF FORGIVENESS What is the WAND OF FORGIVENESS?It's a two handed wooden wand.With a swish and a *CRACK* all is forgiven!That's why it's called the WAND OF FORGIVENESS
>>49031620>>You're gonna chase her down yourself!Don't make us bring out the TRANSPARENT ORANGE CHAINSAW/SWORDWhy was Ice Planet so fucking good?
>>49031620"That goddamn Carly!" You grumble as you stomp towards the shuttle bay. "Bradford! You have the bridge! Just make sure you keep your distance from the remaining Heg ships!""Yes, Captain. Good luck." Bradford nods loyally. "Don't get killed!" Amy warns. "Oh, I'm not gonna be the one getting killed." You grumble as you exit the bridge. You immediately make a beeline to the armory, where you find Tank restocking his weapons. He turns and sees your presence, almost immediately discerning why you were here. He points to the assorted armor. Heavy for protection or light for mobility? Both had a place in a dangerous extraction run like this.>Heavy>Light>Other
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH8lvwXx_Y8Shore leave on the hot springs planet when?
>>49031936>>Heavy>>49031940After the near-suicide mission of course
>>49031936>>Heavy>The time in between we last used the Heavy Suit (for Felicity) and now, our engineers built a device to get us into the suit without Tank's help (read: A foot stool). It's a really well made one.
>>49031940We could always have a weird ice planet with natural hotsprings so we can have >>49031921 and a swimsuit episode at the same time.
>>49032106Also, snow suits can be cute too.Good point.
>>49032017>footstool >Not just designing the suit to swallow us whole
>>49031921Probably a bit of nostalgia, solid setting, and pretty good lego kits.
>>49031936You point to the Heavy suit, and Tank loyally nods and lifts you into the waiting armor. As always, the smart armor wraps around you and directly interfaces with your skinsuit. No problems.Tank then trudges over to the weapons racks and points to a few possible loadouts you could take. SHOCK AND AWE: Armed with retro rockets, thicker ablative plating, and arm mounted cannons, this set allows deployment from high atmosphere to land anywhere you're needed on a hostile planet. RIOT CONTROL: Armed with a combat shield, plasma caster shotgun, and shock baton, this loadout specializes in close quarter combat with multiple foes.FIREPOWER: Armed with a heavy plasma rifle with a multi-purpose underbarrel grenade launcher, this loadout is tuned to handle a variety of threats.>SHOCK AND AWE>RIOT CONTROL>FIREPOWER>Other
>>49032485>RIOT CONTROLPick up that can.
>>49032485>>SHOCK AND AWETime for JUSTICE to Rain from Abo-AUGH!!
>>49032485>SHOCK AND AWE<<Here comes the Sam.>>
>>49032485>SHOCK AND AWE
>>49032485>>SHOCK AND AWE
>>49032485>SHOCK AND AWEOr>FIREPOWER
>>49032485>SHOCK AND AWEtime to become the strategic weapon!
>>49032485>>SHOCK AND AWESo we're now a 9-10 foot tall version of this?
>>49032485>>SHOCK AND AWEJUSTICE RAINS FROM ABOVE!
>>49032485"How about that one?" You point to the SHOCK AND AWE loadout.Tank nods in agreement. The rockets mounted on this loadout would give you more mobility, which would be useful in a quick extraction mission like this one. He grabs the rocket pack and mounts it on your back. Immediately, the rockets slot into place and attach onto your armor like they were designed to. Your HUD updates itself to account for the new equipment.ARMOR: 100%SHIELDS: 100%BOOST: 100%Tank then asks if you're ready to go.>Yeah, let's go!>Actually... (specify)>Other
>>49032885>>Yeah, let's go!>Hug the Tank for good luck
>>49032885>Actually... (I need to pick up the WAND OF FORGIVENESS and use it on Carly)
>>49032885>>Yeah, let's go!
>>49032885>Yeah, let's go!
>>49032885>>Yeah, let's go!Carly's totally going to ask us if we can lend her one of our armours by the end of this.
>>49032885>Yeah, let's go!>Hug the Tank for good luck
Would it better for Tank to be a girl or a surprisingly cute boy?
>>49033176I don't mind either way, personally.Would be crazy if Tank had knowledge of us before we even met due to TIME shenanigans
>>49033176>even after the armor is off, tank's gender remains ambiguous
>>49033176Tank is Tank.
>>49033242>alex expy confirmed
>>49032885>Actually... (specify)Let's get some EMP grenades and ask Scott if he can suit up and come.It's a planet full of rogue robots; who better to bring than an engineer who can deactivate them and open up doors for us.Which reminds me, let's grab some breaching charges, too.
>>49033176Neither, he's a Real Man, with so much scars on his body it's almost impossible to recognize what his face was like. Also, his armor is actually not as thick as our Heavy Suit, and instead underneath that suit is a genuine giant of a man, a genetically altered experimental soldier whose only purpose left is War. That, and protecting Sam.
>>49032885"Yeah, let's go!" You say cheerfully as you hug Tank. With the armor on, you were now roughly the same size as him, and both your armors resounded together with a loud CLANK.Tank doesn't move at all during the hug until you pull back. He then hastily points to the door, suggesting that you start moving out now. "Right, right, let's go!" You nod as the both of you trudge out to the shuttle bay. "You sure you wanna land on the surface?" The shuttle pilot frowns as your transport shuttle launches. "It's a real big fucking mess down there.""Well, we gotta get those guys out somehow." You explain. "I suppose Lida gave you coordinates for possible LZs?""Yeah, but there's a problem." The pilot scowls. "You see, this is the intel team's last known position." A holographic map winks on, showing the central manufacturing block of one of Kemmler's cities. Then you could see the big ring of red circled around it. "They're completely surrounded either by catastrophically malfunctioning robots, or trigger happy Heg troops. No good LZ near them, so we're gonna have to land a safe distance away.">Guess we'll just have to do that.>Just get us over their position and we'll handle the rest.>Other
>>49033267>Guess we'll just have to do that.
>>49033267>Just get us over their position and we'll handle the rest.Strategic weapons are go.besides, we're coming down as SHOCK AND AWE
>>49033267>Just get us over their position and we'll handle the rest.
>>49033267>>Just get us over their position and we'll handle the rest.
>>49033267>>Just get us over their position and we'll handle the rest.Meh, our Armor choice this time was basically Designed for this maneuver. It's, SHOW TIME!!!
>>49033267>>Other"tank, does this armor has HALO capabilities? I thinking to jump feet first"
>>49033315We'll extract them to a safe position, I highly doubt we're stupid enough to tell the pilot to just bail on us instead of landing somewhere safe.
>>49033267>Guess we'll just have to do that.We may have thrusters, but the guys we're rescuing don't.
>>49033267>>Just get us over their position and we'll handle the rest."The Old Legends say this maneuver was once called Steel Rain."
>>49033340See what i responded to you with the first time here>>49033337
>>49033267>>49033314>>49033324>>49033267>>Just get us over their position and we'll handle the rest.We'll just pull off the opening cinematic to Space Marinehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHy0JVNCwsM
>>49033267>>Just get us over their position and we'll handle the rest.>"The Old Legends say this maneuver was once called Steel Rain."
>>49033337I'd rather secure an LZ first, so we still have a ride out.
>>49033396Minus Orc, unfortunately. But i guess rampaging bots are just same in spirit.
>>49033475Well, we can always put this on as background music to get something.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkRl84KdHcU
>>49033267"Just get us over their position, and we'll handle the rest." You assure the pilot."Um, okay, sure." The pilot nods reluctantly. With that, the shuttle begins to enter Kemmler's atmosphere. Already, you can see flurry of similar civilian ships fleeing the surface, while emergency response and military ships swarmed all over the major population centers. And thanks to the shuttle's optical stealth capabilities, it could blend in perfectly in the chaos. Another effect of getting closer to the planet was that you could get a better view of the surface. Here, you could see the consequences of what Accord Intelligence's actions have wrought. Cities were on fire, their skylines obscured with thick clouds and columns of smoke. Dear god. "We're coming into position over them in fifteen seconds!" The pilot. "Get ready to drop!""Wait, aren't we still a bit too high up?" You ask as you look out the viewport. "And you can barely see the ground through all that smoke...""Look, this is the lowest I can go while still blending in with the general traffic. If we break ranks, who knows if some trigger happy Heg asshole decides to take a shot at us!" The pilot argues. >No time to complain. Jump now.>You need to get LOWER.>Other
>>49033752>>No time to complain. Jump now.
>>49033752>No time to complain. Jump now.
>>49033752>>No time to complain. Jump now.FEET FIRST TO HELL.Or to planetary surface.
>>49033752>>No time to complain. Jump now.<<Time to dive into the fireworks.>>
>>49033752>No time to complain. Jump now.Personally I'm hoping that the activists that Accord Intelligence used to cause this have died horribly, in pain and alone.
>>49033752Wait what? Didn't they just say this was a remote place and facility!?! NOT A DAMN PLANET WITH A SHITTON OF PEOPLE!
>>49033850I think they mean remote as in "away from the majority of metropolitan planets"
>>49033850Quoth S Sgt. Griggs: "Score 1 for Military Intelligence"
>>49033752>No time to complain. Jump nowaww, no craters from our wake least we'll mitigate friendly fire
>>49033905>>49033850It's not Intelligence's fault if you assumed something they didn't tell you.I'm wondering if we'll get to see a school with kids butchered by rogue robots, or a slaughterhouse where the robots are "processing" the Heg civilians.
>>49033966>inb4 Hegs civilian actually drilled in robot uprising like we drilled in zombies outbreak.
>>49033752"All right, we'll jump now." You grumble as you nod.The pilot hits a key on the console, and the rear loading ramp opens up. "Ready when you are." He says."Say, you ever see what happened to my sister's shuttle?" You ask him just before you turn away."Fell off sensors three minutes ago. No idea where it is now." The pilot explains.Damn."All right Tank, you ready?" You ask as you pat Tank's shoulder pauldron.Tank nods and gives the thumbs up."All right, let's go!" You say as you leap off the loading ramp and into nothingness.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>49034078
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>49034078FEET FIRST INTO HELL
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>49034078
>>49034087So where the hell do we land?
>>49034087So much for shock and awe
>>49033850>>49033890>>49033905Actually, even if this was a remote military facility, there would have been plenty of civilian contractors and civilian traffic. This wasn't a super-high security Heg Navy station, this was major manufacturing hub that also happened to have a Heg Navy shipyard in orbit.Civilians were going to be killed no matter what.https://youtu.be/iQdDRrcAOjA>REMMLAR MANUFACTORY: The planet of Remmlar is home to a major manufacturing facility that produces basic automated worker drones to maintain Hegemony facilities.Also, nothing was said about this being a purely military facility.We were specifically told that this was a major planet in the Frontier.>"That is the source of most of the Hegemony's Frontier industry." Frolaytia smiles sweetly. "In addition to military products like weapons and ammunition, they also produce a great volume of support equipment as well, such as terraforming technology, flux reactors, and drones."We were flat out told this was a major planet.If you thought there wouldn't be civilian cities on a major planet, that's not Accord Intelligence's fault, that's your own stupidity.
>>49034119If we lucky its another waste processing facility.
>>49034087>>49034078At worst, we'll have to ditch our jump pack
>>49034119Smack dab in the giant robot horde.On our face. With our ass in the air.
So... any kind of Fate points here to use?
>>49034150Hopefully, they're cute killer robots. So we at least have something nice to look at while we die.
>>49034174Nope! Because Merc is a nigger
>>49034204Please don't use that word.
>>49034204You remember a common complaint over on the KanColle quest is that fate points are an automatic "don't hurt too bad" option?
>>49034087oh god the blue on blue is incredible
>>49034301That's great for Kancole and they can get rid of theirs, We'd like fate points for this quest..
>>49034464Racism is against the rules.
>>49034078You and Tank freefall through the air, your retrorockets making constant and minute adjustments to ensure you landed where you were aiming at. You glance at Tank, his own armor's rockets keeping pace with yours. He gives you a concerned look, but you just wave off his concern. "It's okay!" You say.And that's when your armor's built in radar shrieks. Your HUD immediately cues you in to an incoming threat to the left, and you turn your head just in time to see a missile rise up from the ruined buildings below, spiraling towards you."Oh fu-" You groan as the missile explodes in your face, the shockwave sending you spinning in the air. ARMOR: 100%SHIELDS: 30%BOOST: MALFUNCTIONYour retro rockets begin to sputter uncontrollably, sending you zigging and zagging in the air. You see Tank watch helplessly as you're rocketed away from him, and you quickly lose sight as you're more concerned with the quickly approaching ground. With a pained shout, you trigger your rockets with one last burst of hope, and thankfully, they work, spitting fire and slowing your descent enough so that your armor can absorb the impact. "Damnit." You sigh as you quickly check your surroundings. No immediate threats, but you knew you were definitely way off target. There was going to be some walking ahead of you. You check the status of your rockets.BOOST OFFLINE. ATTEMPTING SELF REPAIR. Shit. So basically, these things were just extra weight on you. You wonder if you could trust the supposed self repair abilities. >Eject the booster pack.>Keep the booster pack.>Other
>>49034610>>Keep the booster pack.
>>49034610>Keep the booster pack
>>49034610>>Keep the booster pack.If it comes to it, we could always try salvaging it for some insane plan.
>>49034610>Keep the booster pack.
>>49034610>>Eject the booster pack.
>>49034610Ugh, might as well keep the booster. Might come in handy later. You then check your sensors and comms to get some situational awareness. "Tank? Carly? Can anybody hear me?" You ask over the channels.All you get in return is static. Must be some kind of wide area jamming in place, which was going to make things more annoying. Thankfully, your onboard sensors were still working, and immediately marked three spots of interest. First, was Tank's IFF beacon. If you were reading the map correctly, it looked as if he had touched down on the designated drop point intact. However, he was still several kilometers away. It was going to be a bit of a walk. Second, was a landing beacon typically used by pathfinder teams. The IFF code it was broadcasting was Carly's meaning she definitely was down here. But why was she broadcasting a beacon? Was she just announcing her location to you, or was she in some kind of trouble? She was a bit closer, but it would add a few more kilometers to your journey. Finally, the third signal was a general distress beacon. No associated IFF, so you had no clue hat that had in store for you. And it was located on the opposite side of the factory complex from Carly's signal...>Head for Tank.>Head for Carly>Head for the distress beacon. >Other
>>49034990>Head for Carly
>>49034990>>Head for Carly
>>49034990>Head for CarlyTank will find us, He always does.
>>49034990>>Head for the CarlyHopefully our suit repairs itself in time for some jumping around.
>>49034990>Head for Carly1.Carly wouldn't broadcast unless she was in trou- oh wait she totally would nvm2. You can find Tank's IFF beacon, he should be able to detect yours.
>>49034990You decide to head for Carly's location, concluding that if you can see Tank's beacon, then he can home in on yours. As you trudge through the wrecked factories, you had to be at least somewhat grateful that this wasn't a residential area. It looked like whatever those spooks injected into the system, it sent pretty much everything into overdrive. In the distance, you could still hear gunfire and explosions, though more common was the blaring loudspeaker. "ATTENTION CITIZENS. MARTIAL LAW IS NOW IN EFFECT. STAY IN YOUR HOMES OR DESIGNATED SHELTERS AND OBEY CURFEW. VIOLATORS WILL BE SHOT ON SIGHT. ATTENTION CITIZENS..."Yep, those Heg guys certainly knew how to control a situation. Totally.Finally, you come up to what appears to be Carly's shuttle. It didn't appear to have suffered any major damage, and looked to be largely intact. The only problem was that it was surrounded by Hegemony troops, who appeared to be combing the area. You counted at least six men. Roughly a little more than a fireteam. Shit.>Carly's probably long gone. See if she left a trail for you.>Try to get closer and spy on the Heg troops.>Ambush them.>Other
>>49035346>>Try to get closer and spy on the Heg troops.Time for the good old fashioned eavesdrop.
>>49035346>>Try to get closer and spy on the Heg troops.
>>49035346>Carly's probably long gone. See if she left a trail for youWe need to hook up with Carly more than we need to beat the shit out of some Hegs.We'll have plenty more to beat up once we find her.
>>49035346>Carly's probably long gone. See if she left a trail for you.
>>49035346>>Carly's probably long gone. See if she left a trail for you.
>>49035393Maybe we need some carrot and stick with Carly. We already have the stick part down, maybe we just need a carrot like her own personal (light) Power Armor and Interface Suit?>>49035346>>49035346>>Carly's probably long gone. See if she left a trail for you.
>>49035346>Try to get closer and spy on the Heg troops.
>>49035346You figure that Carly was long gone by now, considering that these Heg guys were still alive and the whole are wasn't a smoking crater. You keep your distance and dart from cover to cover, always keeping yourself obscured from their view. Fortunately, the Hegs were focused on inspecting the landed shuttle, and weren't looking directly in your direction. Pretty sloppy security, actually. Tank would have WORDS with them if he caught them like this. Finally, you manage to circle around the landing site. Your visual sensors then tag something of interest that stood out from the surrounding environment. A silver coin. Now, pure silver coins were pretty damn rare, and there was only one person on this planet you knew would keep such antiquated trinkets around. Your helmet starts tagging more coins, and you begin to follow them."Yo, Sis, is that you?" Carly hisses over the radio."Yes, it's me." You sigh in relief."Sis!" Carly leaps out from her hiding place and hugs you. You were already slightly larger than her in person, but in your armor you absolutely dwarfed her. She just hangs off your torso while her bodyguard Bolts rumbles out of cover. You see a few pirates as well, decked out in some more modern Accord-issue combat gear. "Nice to see ya, Sis!" Carly grins evilly. "Now that you're here, we can go get our shuttle back!"Of course...>Take out the Hegs.>Go link up with Tank.>Hold position and wait for Tank to find you.>Other
>>49035644>Take out the HegsTank is OTW, and if we were going to ambush them before, we can definitely do it now with at least three times as much DAKKA
>>49035644>>Take out the Hegs.Time to secure the area, and set a perimeter.
>>49035644>>Take out the Hegs.
>>49035465>Interface SuitCarly wouldn't be caught dead in a suit that showed off her curves like that or her lack of them. Though she'd probably only wear it for the armor.>>49035644>>Take out the Hegs.
>>49035644>Go link up with Tank.
>>49035729obviously she'd wear padding for "extra protection"
>>49035644>>Go link up with Tank.
>>49035644"All right, let's get this over with." You groan. You were hoping to avoid conflict here, but you guess there was no helping it. "How are your guys doing?""Got four of my mates with me, plus Bolts." Carly motions to her motley little squad. "As you can see, they got the basic shit. Bolts is... well, Bolts.""Are you sure he's... well...okay?" You frown. "I mean, there IS a robot virus going around...""ARE YOU IMPLYING SOMETHING, MEATBAG?" Bolts rumbles, his crimson optic flashing."Honestly?" Carly glances at Bolts and then shrugs. "I don't think I could tell the difference."Wonderful.>Blitz the Hegs. Don't give them time to react.>Try to lure the Hegs away from the shuttle. You don't want to risk damage.>Other
>>49035925>>Blitz the Hegs. Don't give them time to react.might as well.
>>49035925>>Blitz the Hegs. Don't give them time to react.
>>49035925>>Try to lure the Hegs away from the shuttle. You don't want to risk damage.
>>49035925>Try to lure the Hegs away from the shuttle. You don't want to risk damage.
>>49035925>>Try to lure the Hegs away from the shuttle. You don't want to risk damage."You wouldn't have a disguise on hand, Carly?"
>>49035925>Blitz the Hegs. Don't give them time to react.
>>49035925>Try to lure the Hegs away from the shuttle. You don't want to risk damage.That's our ride, we're not wrecking it yet.
>>49032106Orange transparent swimsuits?
>>49036095>Orange or Blue Hardlight Swimsuits
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>49035925Welp it looks like we've got a tie, so we'll have to roll off!1. Blitz2. Lure
>>49036029I'm fairly sure that'd be so out of place that it'd make them shoot on sight.Unless Sam does the infamous Fan Dance.
>>49036162They'd shoot on sight anywaysee this post>>49035346
>>49035925"All right, we'll should lure them away from the shuttle, first." You point out. "Don't want us wrecking our own ride, right?""I suppose." Carly nods in agreement. "All right, so who's gonna be the bait?"On the one hand, the bait should be someone who was small and nimble. Carly was certainly that, but you were honestly better protected, and fairly mobile, despite the size and bulk of your armor. Bolts was a candidate too, and was probably hardier than you, but... his aggressive tendencies might backfire on you all...>You>Carly>Bolts>Other
>>49036266>Other HIII TANK!!!but seriously>You
>>49036266>>YouWe still have a bit of shielding left.
>>49036266You quickly check your armor's status.ARMOR: 100%SHIELDS: 40%BOOST: REPAIRINGEverything seemed good. You would've liked your shields to have charged a bit more, but there was no helping that. "All right, I'll draw them away from the shuttle. You hit them once they break formation. Got it?""Got it!" Carly smiles brightly."I WILL TAKE CARE NOT TO HIT YOU, IF I FEEL LIKE IT." Bolts buzzes."Um, thanks?" You sigh. "All right, I'm moving!"Your leg servos whine as you start to sprint forwards, past the shuttle but within the Heg troopers' line of sight. "Hey! You! Stop right there!" You hear one of the troopers shout. "It ain't one of ours, fire!" Another one shouts right as bullets start to fly past you. Your suit whines as rounds start to slam and bounce off your armor's shields, quickly depleting them. "You! Stop!" Four of the Heg troopers peel off to follow you, leaving just two behind to keep an eye on the shuttle. Carly should be able to easily handle them. You just had to worry about the guys chasing you...>Lead them deeper into the wreckage.>Turn and engage.>Other
>>49036468>>Lead them deeper into the wreckage.
>>49036468>Turn and engage.
>>49036468>Lead them deeper into the wreckage.>"How about no!"
>>49036468>>Lead them deeper into the wreckage.All we really need is to buy time which our armour and shields will buy.
>>49036468>Lead them deeper into the wreckage.
>>49036468>Lead them deeper into the wreckageThis is going down to /tg/ dice isnt it?
>>49036468Your armor hums and whines as you put it through its paces, sprinting through scattered debris and wreckage. Bullets continue to sail past you as you lead the Heg troopers away. You leap over a pile of toppled steel beams.....and end up face to face with massive mob of industrial worker bots. The robots all turn to face you in unison, their glowing red optics focusing solely on you in an eerie silence. You get the feeling that they weren't looking for directions.ARMOR: 100%SHIELDS: 20%BOOST: UNKNOWNCaught between two enemy forces, you had limited choices. Either stand and fight, try to flee and lead both enemy groups into each other, or try to see if your damaged boosters would actually work...>Fight>Flee>Boost>Other
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>49036700>OPTION 5: FLEE BOOSTERrolling for initiative
>>49036700>OPTION 5: FLEE BOOSTER
>>49036700>FleeLet them fight amongst themselves.
>>49036700You believe discretion was the better part of valor. However, since you were penned in, you needed to determine which way to break out. The bots didn't appear to be armed with ranged weapons, and they weren't designed for combat either, but there were a lot of them. The Heg trooopers behind you were relatively well trained, and actually had weapons, too...>Break through the bots.>Break through the troopers.>Other
>>49036818>>Break through the bots.
>>49036818>Break through the bots.
>>49036818>>Break through the bots.Maybe we'll knock a few of their heads off, causing them to flail blindly.
>>49036818>Break through the trooperspretty sure Carly's in that direction, and attacking the bots drags you into a multiperson melee fight, which we are not well equipped for. We're better off at range.
>>49036818>Break through the troopers.
>>49036818>>Break through the troopers.Biotic Charge!
>>49036818Huh, well, it looks like we've got another tie...>Bots>Troopers
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>49036908Whoops, forgot the dice!
>>49036914REMEMBER THE BASICS OF CQC SAM
>>49036914Thinking fast, you sprint away from the troopers and into the mass of bots. Immediately, the bots begin to brace themselves for impact.But they never went against something like you. You raise your right arm, which had a portable gatling laser mounted on it and let rip. Tiny beams of light lance out, burning into the shells of the worker bots. A few of them topple over, their optics going dark, but most of the ones you hit stay up. Mechanical arms reach out and claw at you, scratching at your armor. Thankfully, your armor gives you enough mass and momentum to practically plow through them. "Shit! More clankers!" You hear someone shout from behind."KEEP FIRING!"Thankfully, the arrival of the Heg troopers distracts the bots, and they collectively turn to face the new threat. You don't bother to see who wins that fight, as you keep running.ARMOR: 90%SHIELD: 0%BOOST: UNKNOWN"Sis! Can ya hear me?" Carly calls out on the comms. "Ya still alive?""So far." You grunt. "Have you secured the shuttle?" "Yep! Those last two guys were chumps!" Carly giggles. "But uh, they managed to get a call out! Reinforcements are gonna be coming soon!""Has Tank shown up yet?" You ask."Nope, nothing yet!" You check your sensors again. Tank's beacon was a little closer now. He was obviously closing in on your location, but now even your beacon data was getting fuzzy and distorted. More jamming?>Wait at the shuttle for Tank to arrive.>Go find Tank and bring him to the shuttle.>Other
>>49037036>>Go find Tank and bring him to the shuttle.I swear by the end of this, we'll have a large amount of clothing damage
>>49037036>>Go find Tank and bring him to the shuttle.
>>49037036>Go find Tank and bring him to the shuttle.>"Yep! Those last two guys were chumps!" Carly giggles. "But uh, they managed to get a call out! Reinforcements are gonna be coming soon!"We still haven't even found the group we're supposed to rescue. Mother fucker!
>>49037036>>Go find Tank and bring him to the shuttle.>>49037054More like we'll have a suit that'll no longer be environmentally sealed, or we'll be forced to strip out of it.
>>49037036>>Wait at the shuttle for Tank to arrive.
>>49037036>Wait at the shuttle for Tank to arriveOtherwise we'd be leaving us and Tank outside with no way to find the shuttle again if the jamming gets more intense. This way, at least Tank can head towards last known coordinates.
>>49037098I'd be fine if we have to get Sam to go Zero Suit Samus as long as we keep a weapon.
>>49037036>Go find Tank and bring him to the shuttle.
>>49037036You suppose it was a good time to grab Tank now, while you still had a good fix on his position. You circle around the main fight between the Heg and rogue bots, eking out as much power as you could from your armor. Damn, Tank must be absolutely worried sick about you, getting separated from you like that. You're pretty sure he'd be super glad to see that you were okay-You slide to a stop when you see Tank casually leading a quartet of men and women dressed in standard factory worker uniforms. No doubt the Intel team you had been sent to pick up. Tank just gives you a look and gives a simple wave."What? You're not worried, Tank?" You gasp.Tank cocks his head to the side in curiosity. Whey should he? He saw your beacon, and from the movement he could tell you were perfectly fine. If you wanted to link up with him you could have done say at any time. No big deal. That... that..."STUPID TANK!" You blurt out. Tanks confusion only deepens. >And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread is next week. Don't forget KanColle on Friday!
>>49037167well that took a while.Thanks for the ride!
>>49037167Tank, you beautiful son of a bitch!Thanks for the run, Merc!
>>49037137If Sam ever got to the point of being stripped to her interface suit, she'd go full Ghost, or at least Solid Snake.
>>49037167Thanks for running, Merc!
>>49037167See you next time.
>>49037167See you next week!>>49037098>>49037137Maybe we should get a ship pet for good luck, if it's allowed.>The crew name the ship pet Sam/Oscar.
>>49037269implying that the ship pet isn't actually Loki.