Welcome back, everyone, to the eighty-seventh installment of Mecha Space Pirate Quest. As always I'm Wong, your host, and today you are once again Admiral Roarke Susan Starwind of the Iron Kestrels Space Pirate fleet. Also tourney pilots, later on. You know the drill!Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Mecha+Space+Pirate+Quest%2C+Collective+Game%2C+mechahttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Mecha%20Space%20Pirate%20QuestMaster Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/sSHs0QmFUpgrade Menu: http://pastebin.com/QQQzkFZeList of Moves: http://pastebin.com/HSdyCe2yRogues' Gallery: http://pastebin.com/E9ZcDLfG (finally updated)Brazilia's Kawaii Space Jam Gallery: http://pastebin.com/pZtRmbWSLast time, you sorted shit out and solved the problems caused by SOUL's stunt, acquiring new technology in the process. You also oversaw Round Three of the tournament, and with Rosita in such a good mood...it's time to take her to dinner, to see her sister.
>>1571158Glorious. Already got the special event picture ready. Made me realize that the final matches are a Gundam versus two Zeon machines.
It's time.Good thing I took a break from Tekken.
>>1571158And nothing will possibly go wrong.
>>1571158Ready the popcorn~
>>1571158Oh boy! This is gonna be a beautiful train wreck.
The hardest decision was choosing whether or not to tell Rosita she'd be meeting her sister at dinner.Not because you wanted to surprise her, but for a more prosaic reason. Strategy. According to Samantha's analysis and what you saw of her, Irina Gaunt is a very intelligent but extremely cagey woman, prone to paranoia and bitterness. If she felt like you, Amos, and Rosita conspired to get her there, you think it might backfire tremendously, and as a wedding gift for your China Girl you're not prepared to let that happen. In the end, you decided not to tell her. Easier on Irina that way, and to Rosita you can always play it off as a romantic surprise. It's the kind of thinking that reminds you uncomfortably of working out the details for a heist.Choosing a restaurant is made more difficult by having to coordinate with Major Amos Wedge. A few conversations over PC has you convinced his idea of haute cuisine is a burger with fancy toppings, and you strongly suggest to him he pretends that one of his friends recommended the place you end up picking to avoid raising suspicion. Loriette is surprisingly helpful, oddly enough she seems to quite like Rosita and has the opposite of Amos' problem, she's a picky eater who's accustomed to private chefs and restaurants that require a waiting list. She's also completely horrified by Karen's diet, which for some reason amuses you greatly.Loriette's choice is a bit avant-garde by your more traditional standards, but Major Wedge seems thrilled with the selection, and thankfully he doesn't have to know that an Avalonian was involved in choosing it. According to him, Irina's other area of specialization is as a botanist, so The Grounds is the ideal place to take her out to dinner. The Grounds is, essentially, a hedged enclosure like the maze you saw at General Fairchild's estate. Not one complicated enough to get lost in, its layout is very simple, but it's completely open to the sky. All cooking and dining is done outdoors, aside from a few surreptitious storage buildings with tactfully-placed giant umbrellas that extend over the entire complex during scheduled artificial rain cycles. [Continued]
>>1571219Perfect place for a black ops attack.
>>1571226Or a drive-by shooting
It's an idea that would never work on a planet, but colony life makes it possible. Its layout of high, verdant walls...built around bulletproof slabs of metal hidden beneath the vines...provides protection against snipers, and like many of the premiere spots on Auditorium it overlooks the lake, at least for its more expensive tables. Which, of course, you can afford. You understand why Auditorium's residents show off their lake so much, and to be honest, you like it too. Something about the sound of the waves is comforting, even for a colony-born, colony-raised Space Pirate. As always, it makes you wonder what Earth, the homeland so many of these colonies do their best to imitate, was really, truly like. Your plan calls for precise timing, too. Irina is a flight risk, Rosita is not, so by necessity you instruct Amos to arrive first. It requires a bit of manipulation, and the cooperation of the restaurant's owner, to seat a party of two at a four-seat lakeside table where she won't immediately see you coming and have time to escape, but you manage, as usual.The day couldn't be more perfect for it. Not too hot, but still warm, with a cool breeze off the lake. Someone is playing a violin in another closed-off 'room' formed by the hedges. Rosita is as happy as a kitten after the drama of the third round, chattering animatedly with you about the mecha involved in the tourney and her bets. She doesn't know the technology behind mecha in the way you do, but she's attentive and enthusiastic and having a wonderful time with speculation now that her obvious favorite has been eliminated. Surprisingly she isn't holding a grudge about that, simply stating that it was a good fight. Amos and Irina have the traditional glasses of ice water every fancy restaurant brings to customers first, in your experience, and must be waiting on their actual drinks to arrive. The blonde who invaded your mechbay spots Rosita a second in advance, her eyes widening. She starts to push her chair back, as if to run, hesitates as if thinking better of it, and hunches her head down and whispers fiercely to Amos, probably trying to avoid attention. It doesn't work.[Continued]
>>1571235Im trying not smile like a god damn fool at work and its not working
>>1571235No Escape from the family gathering, Irina. Prepare yourself for small talk and awkward questions over complimentary soup and garlic loaves.
“Irina?” It's a little shocking, hearing the brash, unassailably confident Red Siren sound shy. You've heard that tone once or twice before, but the two of you have been very close for a very, very long time. “I was last time I checked, I'm surprised you remember with your fancy colony and fancy pirate crew and that...that borderline ostentatious mech you have.” Irina grumbles. Red Siren smiles sadly, “You...you didn't think it was ostentatious back when it was the Eilonwy. I remember you said it was beautiful when I first showed you. Even back then, before you grew up, you were so confident analyzing it and telling me how it worked even though you only had holos to work off of.”Irina's hands tighten into fists, “That was a long time ago. It was a different mech back then. We were different girls back then. My big sister was taking center stage, as always, it was fitting that you'd have a mech you could show off with. Even if I was jealous, I still wanted to be happy for you.”Rosita frowns, “You were jealous? But...Irina...”Irina slams her hands down on the table, lurching to her feet, “But what!? You were always admired by everyone! Mother always put you first! No matter what you did, everyone would laugh and forgive you, like you were so damned special! I had to struggle for everything! Everything! Think of all the lives you ruined! A good man, a man who was offering to mentor me when I finished school, died because of you, along with his wife! All because you had to have whatever you wanted and nobody ever told you no! Did you ever think, even once, about how hard it made things for me trying to start a career in Bahamutcorp after what you did!? Nobody trusted me! Nobody was willing to give me a chance! I had to bow and scrape and take whatever unheralded work I could to prove myself to the company, sacrifice the credit I should have gotten so senior technicians would look upon me with just a little kindness and not simply consign me to the shadows as the sister of the woman who killed Doctor Asphodel! Didn't you ever think about your own family!?”Rosita's lower lip quivers, “I...I sent money back until mom told me it wasn't wanted anymore...when she said it was a...an embarrassment...”[Continued]
>>1571252>I had to bow and scrape and take whatever unheralded work I could to prove myself to the company, sacrifice the credit I should have gotten so senior technicians would look upon me with just a little kindness and not simply consign me to the shadows as the sister of the woman who killed Doctor Asphodel!!WELP! That explains some things during Vietnyan when captain Asphodel tried to make Wedge not trust Irina. That was probably his brother.
“It wasn't her!” Irina shouts, then glances around in a panic and lowers her voice, “Mister Gaunt...dad, I mean...and I wrote that message! Mom drank every penny you sent her, and it was ruining her second marriage! Getting you out of the way, cutting off the umbilical she used to leech off your money and fame, was the best thing that ever happened to any of us! We didn't need charity!” Her shoulders tremble, “Dad may not be my birth father, but he did more for us than you ever did, he used his connections to introduce me to the technicians involved in the SOUL project, to get them to at least take a look at my designs. Do you understand the kind of enemies I had, because of you? I wasn't even allowed to build SOUL mecha at first, I was relegated to designing improvements to the Pumpkinseed...and you know what?” She thrusts her chest forward, hands on her hips and eyes flashing, “I put my heart into it and did a damned good job! I even got Gretchen Colburn interested in reviewing the new models after she criticized the originals...but do you know what happens next?” She leans forward, her eyes narrowing."Irina, please, we haven't even gotten to eat yet." Amos looks guiltily at you, seeming as surprised by the rage-filled blonde explosion as you are."Not until I've had my say! I thought I'd be able to stand looking at her, but I just can't!“ Irina hisses, "On their maiden voyage, who else shows up but YOU? Swanning in without a care as always, showing off your new man, breaking my hard work all for the chance to show off and hog the spotlight! I didn't come here to let you feel like you had closure! I didn't come here for your damned ego! I came here to tell you exactly what I thought of you!” Irina's voice chokes a little, but she grabs the glass of ice water and takes a deep swallow, a stray rivulet of the liquid dripping down her cheek. She slams it back down, “This is my revenge! And to think, I almost thought better of it, that I could hide from you and let you think you still...think you still deserved to be...be my big sister. Well, you know what? That's fine, because Amos was right. I'm a success now, and I earned every scrap of it. I'm building the flagship SOUL mecha, I have a great boyfriend who I'm going to marry soon, I have more authority in the company than almost everyone who tried to stand in my way, I get assigned secret projects, and I can do it all without hiding from the law so...so...so take THAT!” Her triumphant smile gleams brightly, then wavers and vanishes, turning into a scowl, “Stop that. I...I mean it, stop it, Rosita! Crying only works on mom, it has no effect on me!”Rosita's impressive bosom heaves in a sob, and she covers her face with her hands.[Continued]
>>1571304Now I have feels.
>>1571308You are not alone there.
>>1571304>Tact level: ZeroI mean god damn woman. Slapping her would have been a more polite way to say that.
>>1571371Those steaks best be medium rare.
>>1571371I wonder if there are escargots on the menu.
Irina's scowl deepens, “I said stop! I'm not going to feel sorry for you just because you burst into tears!”“I-Isn't this what you wanted!? You win, Irina, just like always, you win! I don't care anymore!” Rosita bawls, tears pouring down her cheeks, “It's all wrong, it's completely wrong!”Irina blinks, “It is?"“W-w-what do you mean!?” Rosita stomps her foot, “When we were kids, all I ever heard was people talking about how smart you were! How you had a future! How I needed help and you didn't! I had to wear low-cut dresses and sing at bars to make a living, you were the one who could be more than an entertainer! Dad...our real dad...left because of me! Mom drank because of me! The only person who seemed to really care about me had his life ruined and died because of me! Not like you, everybody's happy when you're around...I hate you!”“I hate you more!” Irina snaps.“I hate you the most! I've always been jealous of you, and you never even cared! When I showed you the Eilonwy, you weren't supposed to think it was cool, you were supposed to be mad that you weren't good at piloting...but it didn't even matter to you!” Rosita snaps back. “And n-now...even my scheme to bring you here and show you how I'm doing well for myself is backfiring! You're some sort of hero and I'm just...just a singer! And a thief! I'm the best at both, but still, it's not like I've won a war or anything!”“A battle, not the war, and you can't be serious, everyone's always been jealous of how talented you are! What kind of idiot wouldn't be!?” Irina wails.You, the waiter standing unobtrusively nearby looking as if he wished he was anywhere else right now, and Amos trade awkward, uncomfortable looks. Amos picks up a menu, leafs through it, nods his head with a growing look of discomfort, and whispers to you, “...I don't know what most of these are.”“Stupid pink princess!”“Smug little glasses nerd!”“I'm taller than you now, who's little!?”“Too bad your figure didn't grow as much, you damned beanpole!”“Amos is cuter than Roarke!”“No way in Tartarus! Roarke is much cuter than Amos!”“We used your Archen for target practice in the simms when testing the Delphinius and it went down in flames! Ha ha HA!”“Ooh you bitch! That's only because you'd make a MISERABLE commander!”“I'll order, it's fine, I know what mine likes. Yours isn't a vegetarian, right?” You jerk your head surreptitiously towards the two arguing women while trying to avoid their line of fire.Amos shakes his head, “By Jove, no.”“Steak, then. Everybody likes steak.” You decide.[Continued]
>>1571380Glitch in the matrix. Call your operators everyone.
>>1571158Don't worry everyone, I'm here now, the world is saved
>>1571252>>1571304>>1571380Well, I'm sure that this has been an enlightening and therapeutic experience for the two of them.
>>1571393Probably going to take a lot more than this to try and repair the relationship.
>>1571393All I ask is that if they are going to start strangling one another, they step away from the table and the steak so that it may be spared from the struggle.>>1571400Not necessarily a bad thing. You can hate your family and still love them. In the end, the fighting seems less.. horrible and more like how siblings fight. Just with more science and giant robots.
>>1571411Ya that's how I'm feeling it too.
“Medium rare!”“Medium rare! Amos' will be medium rare too!”“What, can't your farmboy order for himself!? How much older than him are you, anyway? Is he even over twenty!?” “Can't yours get a haircut!? Look at that mop!”“Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey!” You interject, “Leave the mane out of this.” You look at the waiter, point at a bottle of wine you're familiar with, and give him an escape, “This and four medium rare steaks.”The waiter nods, looking extremely grateful for the chance to scurry off before the two women start biting people.“I can't believe it! You came to my wedding just to try and make me jealous of you!?”“You invited me to your wedding just to try and make ME jealous of YOU!”Both of them hesitate, then ask simultaneously, “Did it work?”Irina sighs, “You're definitely living like a princess, I guess it is sort of enviable.”“And your fame might be a lot more...well...clean than mine.” Rosita admits.“I still wouldn't trade.” Irina juts her chin out stubbornly.“Neither would I!” Rosita harrumphs. Then she crosses her arms and does her best to look mature and regal.Irina sighs, “Even with all that, I still...”“I love you, little sis.” Rosita pats her head.Irina scowls, “I was going to say it first!”Rosita smiles smugly, “I know.”Irina grumbles indignantly, “I'm shocked, really, I never knew you were jealous of me when we were kids.”“How do you think I feel!?” Rosita protests, “I never knew you were jealous of me, either!”"Hmph." Irina glowers.[Continued now that Wong's laptop is cooperating and he's had food]
>>1571486Ester is and will always be best girl.Just wish I had more decent pictures of her
>>1571489They are both total brats. Love it.
>>1571495they're sisters, I'm not surprised, when it comes down to it siblings can never truly hate each other, no matter how mad I get with my sibling I can never bring myself to hurt them, not emotionally or physically, ever.
“I'm still in shock that you're this tall, you were always a little ball of blonde hair and glasses before.” Rosita smiles cheekily.“And you were always a flirt, so you and Starwind deserve each other. Hmph. You'd better come to my wedding too or I swear, I'll find a way to sicc SOUL on your colony.” Irina pouts.Rosita pouts too, “I'll steal every last one of their mecha!”“I'll drown you in Pumpkinseed IIs if that's what it takes! Don't forget, I have the resources of an entire planet behind me!” Irina jabs a finger at Rosita like a beamsaber.The two of them spend the entire meal ribbing each other. The steak is delicious, and the music is sublime. You're not sure who, but someone is playing the violin somewhere nearby, and doing a fantastic job. In fact, by the time dessert has been eaten and you're parting ways again, you're in a wonderful mood.It's been a great day, and from the way Red Siren is talking about wanting something sweet despite already having eaten a generous piece of cheesecake, you suspect it's about to be a great night too as you make your way out of the restaurant and towards her castle.Which is when you spot Maxwell Hammer, and for once, he looks worried, checking his PC's chronometer and pacing nervously in front of an upscale bar. He salutes when he sees you, and you return the gesture, “Hammer, what's wrong?”He smiles sadly, “I'm afraid my evening isn't going as well as yours, sir. I had a date too, but it looks like I got stood up.” He shakes his head, “I knew she was much too cool for a roughneck like me.”“Don't be so over-modest, Max. You're charming!” Red Siren scolds, frowning, “Who is she? That poor girl doesn't know what she's missing.”His bluff face turns a little red, “Mako. Sergeant Nunez. My, uh, my last opponent in the tournament. We were supposed to meet up for drinks, but she's running late. I suppose it's been a while since I did something like this, and I'm a little nervous. She's only fifteen minutes behind, I suppose that's not so bad.” His PC bwoops, and he snatches it up, then frowns, “The hell is she just sending a coordinate beacon to me for?”You glance at Red Siren, “I'm curious too.”She shrugs, “Let's call it a detour, I need some exercise after that meal. Call it a warmup for what I'll do to you when we get home.” She winks, booping your nose. The three of you set off, in the direction of the UJCIDF berth.[Continued]
>>1571564Uh oh, this can't be good. Maybe she had a little too much pre-drink drink and is stinking drunk.
>>1571564Wonder if we'll end up killing Bethany today.
>>1571572>NOT YET, ROARKE! It's not over yet!
>>1571572Might be a good idea to have luck ready and Siren with the security on alert. If we can't take her down, we get as much proof as possible and punch her with that. Best keep in mind she may poison us as well.
>>1571596Sure if Roarke can get through his massive bloodlust long enough.
...You know as soon as the coordinate locator leads you into an alley that something is wrong, and so does Red Siren. She talks into her PC, and as you enter the alley you already see a few of her CDF in their vibrant red uniforms approaching. As if that wasn't enough, your stomach turns as you detect a familiar, thick, coppery scent.Blood.Sergeant Nunez is visible, standing at the end of the alleyway...or, at least, that's what you think at first. As you get closer, you realize she's leaning against the wall, feet barely touching the ground. One arm is pinned to the wall by something narrow and sharp that's been lodged into the mortar between the bricks, and as you take in her position the true horror of what must have happened hits you.She's been crucified. Or at least, she had been. Whatever that is in her palm, one was driven into each hand, and three more driven into her torso. She must have managed to rip one hand free, though, it's gripping her PC, keeping pressure on her wounds as best she can. “Call a medic.” Red Siren instructs promptly, “She's still breathing, but...” A glance confirms she's barely conscious and has lost a lot of blood. Your foot disturbs a slender, blood-slicked, sharp-tipped rod, the one that must have been nailed through her hand before she freed herself from it, and you bend down to take a better look using the flashlight function of your PC. It's a kebab skewer. There are several street stands at this festival using just this kind, plain wood, cheap and disposable. The assassin didn't even need to have a weapon on their person, and the stands likely served crowds of people today, it's unlikely the vendors would even remember the assassin. The whole crime speaks of casual, in-the-moment cruelty, a desire to inflict pain. She wouldn't have died quickly, like this, but if she hadn't gotten to her PC there's no question she would have bled out from the sticky streams of red on her clothes. Whoever stabbed her looks to have pulled the spikes out of her torso and stabbed them back in a few times, just for the hell of it, there are more puncture wounds than skewers.[Continued]
>>1571572Probably not. First, we'll have to have build up to the fight, then the actual fight, so her death would take a full session, if not two.
>>1571615Well, now my anger has reached unsafe levels. Someone wants to get their skull caved in.
>>1571623When we get her throw her in an arena nude with no weapons and Roarke. Broadcast it too to teach people not to fuck with us.
>>1571623A cut in the space suit, a crack in the cockpit, and the slow grind of chainsaw blades as we crush her.
>>1571627Still think we should do it with our own hands, it'll make us feel much better. Sure its riskier, but what is Roarke if not a risk taker.
>>1571624Let's not jump to conclusions, it might not have been Cabot that did this. I mean, it more than likely was, but it may be someone else.
>>1571624Nah, let her have her mechs and fancy toys. Better to despair with when Roarke beats her down nonetheless.
>>1571636Eh, I'm fine just blaming her for everything regardless if she had anything to do with it. While finding the real killer of course.
>>1571636the idea of an individual in this quest who is edgier than wannabe-Clemmy is both hilarious and frightening
>>1571651Maybe they'll even take a potato chip and eat it?
>>1571635At this point it's less about risk and more the feeling. I want to crush her in her cockpit after she escaped that fate twice over. I want to crush that 'undying' title she gave her self. I want to crush her pride as a ace. I want to crush her place in history. I want to crush her so thoroughly not a scrap remains and her only blurb is 'the idiot who made Roarke Starwind mad.'. Because bloody hell she does not deserve a classy death after all the shit she has done.
>>1571658Uh oh, he's started a crusade.
>>1571658Doing it in front of an audience would give her the rep of the idiot who made Starwind mad.
>>1571676doing that in front of an audience gives her more attention than she deserves. Let her die like the nobody she is, we got better people to publicly murder.
>>1571686Do we really? She killed our brother and our Captain, I'm pretty sure she's the top of the list considering how much she's done to us.
>>1571651Yeah, it's kinda funny that the character inspired by Clemmy gets a redemption, but this quest is crazy like that.
Quest resumes tomorrow, but I strongly advise sticking around. You've all talked a lot about how you want to kill Bethany Cabot, but killing her's only half the battle. How you put yourself in a position where you can kill her is what matters, and the more proactive you are in creating those circumstances, the sooner it will be. In short, work out how you're going to get this bitch.
>>1571710I'm guessing nuclear fire is out of the question?
>>1571696>Even is Sergeant NunezEven is Nunez, Nunez is Even.
>>1571710Gas the colony, drop another colony on it, then shoot it with a laser made out of another colony.
>>1571696> Regina's voice acquires a note of panic despite its unusual professionalism, “Admiral Starwind, we can't just let you start snapping necks!” Does she think she can stop us? I say we let her know that one way or another, the assassin isn't leaving alive.
Make part of the negotiations for us joining The SSL is that we are given Bethany along with Carte Blanc for what we do to her..
>>1571710> Convert to Islam, declare a Jihad against Fairchild with the backing of Mars.
There's something familiar about this. The deliberate cruelty, giving someone a slow but certain death. The person and the circumstances are different, but somehow...it reminds you of the death of Captain Ozark. That's just a feeling, though, and feelings aren't the same as facts.You hear a commotion, and turn your head to see roughly a dozen UJCIDF infantry swarming the alley. One of them, about your age with a dashing smile and wavy brown hair, wearing a Colonel's uniform, claps you on the shoulder, “We'll take it from here.” He instructs.You straighten up from examining the skewer on the cobblestones, looming over him, “No, you won't.”“Colonel Luxol, stand down.” General Regina Hatsheput looks harried, and her uniform is rumpled, you can get just a glimpse of a swimsuit beneath the poorly-done buttons. She gives you a strained smile, “She sent a coordinate pin to us. I assure you, she'll be safe in the care of our doctors. She's one of ours.”You remember some gossip you overheard regarding Wyatt, and what Karen told you her eavesdropping had picked up, “So was her attacker, I think.”“We have evidence to that account, too.” Regina replies firmly.Red Siren leans in, and with a frown, sniffs the Sergeant's face as the medics and an attentive Maxwell get her down from the wall, “She reeks of chemicals. Someone must have used a pad dipped in something, then stabbed her while she was reeling.”“And here you let your sister call herself the smart one.” You joke, and Rosita gives you a wan smile.“Rest assured, Admiral, the UJCIDF takes the corruption of its guiding principles extremely seriously and is building a case against the likely perpetrator. I would prefer we take care of her ourselves, but...if you decided to have your people look after her, that might be for the best. Certain of her superior officers couldn't attempt to pull chain-of-command to get access to her that way.” General Hatsheput's tone is extremely neutral, “This is an atrocity...”“It's not the first.” You can't keep the anger out of your voice, “But it might just be the last. I'm about to commit an atrocity of my own.”Regina's voice acquires a note of panic despite its unusual professionalism, “Admiral Starwind, we can't just let you start snapping necks!”“Take the Sergeant to the colonial palace once you've administered first aid.” It's closer than the Rhinehawk and Red Siren has her own doctors, “Sorry, General. Maybe Cassius could have stopped me, but I think the galaxy has had just about enough of Hermione Fairchild.”Even if Sergeant Nunez is someone you barely know, you're tired of things like this, and you're tired of the people who do them. You have the power to make them stop existing, and it's about time you used it.
>>1571715Pull a Candie Murder. Insist upon shaking hands with Bethany and then killing her on the spot. Portray evidence that she attacked a guest on the Auditorium and we take Hospitium very seriously.
>>1571710I think the most dramatic way would be to take her on in the same manner that she took on our brother, but where he failed and died, we'd succeed. Lots of dramatic irony to be mined there. The fight should be brutal, with her giving and taking blows until the end. Maybe Rourke can finish her off with his own hands, but he should be the last thing she sees before dying. Anything else is too impersonal for our revenge. Fairchild can have the ridiculous over the top death.
>>1571712Damnable typos, I can't catch all of them.>>1571714> “Sorry, General. Maybe Cassius could have stopped me, but I think the galaxy has had just about enough of Hermione Fairchild.”>>1571717That isn't how it works.>>1571715This is actually not an unworkable suggestion. Obviously you can't just ask them to hand her over in cuffs, but since dueling is an established Jovian tradition and it's known among the upper brass that she killed Cassius, you'd have grounds to make that challenge part of your terms. I'm not saying it's the BEST plan, but it WORKS. Possibly.
>>1571725I was thinking something like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyZ44msgpv8&t=19s
>>1571710let it slip through the cracks that Mako is alive and conscious, and being held in a separate facility. wait for Beth to show up to fix her fuck up, and cave her face in in "self defense"
>>1571710Right then, in terms of evidence, we likely have a bevy of things. Off the top of my head we have;The Data Karen has.Our own favorite Aussie on the colony right now.Records and data on the Colony. Even if it's not precise, knowing where she was and when the attack took place narrows it down.Even then, she likely left something on those kebabs. A bit of skin, some hair, that strand oh dna from that hair of hers. If she enjoys it, she is likely not smart enough to actually CLEAN HER MESS.Likewise, with the help of the Navy we could likely correlate her missing with other events as well. We have witnesses and people who WERE at some of those events after all.As for pinning her, one thing we should do is get the First Mate thing stick. We do that, we can try her as a pirate of the belt and under our jurisdiction. That means she becomes a political issue and a real problem.For that stupid trick of hers, Karen likely has enough data on our bit system and the smashed cockpits to figure something out. Even if it's a trace or a jammer, either one would remove that advantage of hers.
>>1571727> Does she think she can stop us? I say we let her know that one way or another, the assassin isn't leaving alive.Sorry, I should have meant that I was implying that either they could help us and have us ally with them, or they could have us kill her publicly and loudly and then see what kind of response we got from their "allies", including the colonies outside the system, and Avalon.
>>1571738I mean she is committing crimes on our turf, its in our right to be able to charge her for it.
>>1571734Hell, the fact those are kabab skewers likely means there is saliva on them or some sort of scrap residue left over.
>>1571751And further information that we can use to coorelate is the transport the Slayer rode in on. It was under Fairchild's neice's name, but the close connection could mean borrowing it from her or stealing it under an assumption.Point is, we first need to get her to stick around for a crime she has done recently. Then we proceed with the other crimes we have proof of. Even if it will take a while for evidence to fully be there, thats more than enough time to simply snap her neck and say she tried to escape/assault us.Of course, the key point of all this is; how Far will Fairchild go? She will likely try to force or change the arrangement, but if she got the command from above her, then it becomes a case of obey or treason. Choose between her fuck buddy or her career. If we keep the auction live for the Navy ships, that can hurt her further, maybe force her to do this from a position where joining her means treason as well instead of doing their duty.
If we convince Mako to join our crew, which shouldn't be too hard, we'll have the perfect reason to prosecute her since she attacked one of our own.
>>1571803She also sent a signal to one of our own, likely requesting aid. Therefor, she petitioned for our aid as well.
I think you guys are overthinking this a little. We need to get Beth into a position where we can kill her, and there are quicker and easier ways to do that without invoking legal challenges
>>1571815We'll kill her the way she killed our brother.
>>1571815Murdeing a Jovian officer will cause a lot of problems, making it all official like gives us the ability to execute her with much less blow back.>>1571821Poisons too cowardly for Roarke.
>>1571815Such as? Fairchild's existence makes it hard to do so without causing a war with the SSL. Any way we deal with her has to also make it so Fairchild can't do shit either, unless she wants to go criminal.>>1571821She killed our brother with a poisoned knife. I say we crush her with the Kaiser. Give her some flashbacks of that first thrashing.
>>1571824>>157182>>1571824Im still thinking though the details, but the general thought is baiting her into attacking first. We just have to push the right buttons to set up the encounter without Fairchild to babysit her.
>>1571843A valid idea, but not worth it. We can likely piss her off, yes, but Fairchild is likely going to spin it so Han Shot first. Even with our skill, she is still an assassin. giving her the initiative is a bad idea.While we likely can't fully disarm them, we should weaken them in as many ways as possible. Remove their advantages, remove their power, strip them of the initiative and any sort of 'if I go down, you go down too!' shit.
>>1571843Too much chance someone will see us egging her on to swing first. We should make it clear though as pirate customs dictate the CO has to be their for a subordinate's execution so Fairy can get front row seats to us killing Bethany.
Rolled 3 (1d3)Don't worry about this roll.
>>1571877>MFW QM tells players not to worry about a roll
>>1571877TOO LATE! ENGAGING MAXIMUM SHADOW RUNS!
It's Special Event related, that's all.
>>1571891Ah right, speaking of, here's the poster. https://anonimag.es/image/JT9sCLM
>>1571896>https://anonimag.es/image/JT9sCLMLiterally OYW all over again.
>>1571896Nicely done! Sidenote, the Special Event is unlike anything we've done in this quest so far, and I have no idea how long it will take. It might be a long session, it might be a very short session. Any poor balance and shenanigans can be blamed squarely on Red Siren coming up with it.
>>1571899Not going to lie, this is not a combination I saw coming into the final 3. It makes it easier because the Cassowary is not a photogenic bird, and some of these pilots are hard to find good pictures of. The final 6 allowed me to get better looking pictures for the last few rounds that still seem fresh. >>1571910No worries on my end. I'll do my best and at the very least I get one more match. Does the info I dug up about Cabot and Fairchild help as well?
>>1571921I'm a little sleepy and just finished up the map, what info would that be?
>>1571925here,>>1571734>>1571751>>1571778Tried looking at previous threads and find ways to get evidence or a mean to pin her. The navy could help along with Mars considering the Rashad situation.
>>1571927Oh, yes, that is actually very useful. Keep in mind, though, if all you do is present your evidence that she's up to shady shit without doing something else (like Thunderbird's suggestion of making a duel with Cabot our condition for joining the SSL) and it bears fruit, the military will just punish her on their own and you won't get to snap necks.
>>1571929Oh I know, the point is to correlate Cabot not as a member of the SSL, but as the first mate of Green Skulls. The circlet used on Fatima, the knowledge of where the Soul Lab was, all those could have been leaked to Cabot through Fairchild in exchange for various things.If we get that stuck, we could request that as a Belt Pirate, she must follow our laws. Summary neck snapping, mech fight, all those sort of things become an option. After all, we ARE making a nation, and she is a wanted criminal from a allied nation who want to deal with her by their laws.
>>1571896>jager is a gelgoog again>a pink gelgoog>with a beam weaponreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
>>1571742https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/us/turkish-embassy-protest-dc.htmlYou would think, but politics rarely lets you do that unless you want to go in dick swinging.
>>1571947We should also push Hatesheput into providing us with all the information they've collected against Fairchild so that we can see if there's anything we can help them fill in.Cabot has to die, but we need to remember she's just a tool.
>tfw Roarke finally gets his hands on Cabot and instagibs her with his bare handHow terrified would everyone be seeing someone literally punch through somebody?
>>1572074Aye. There are a lot of things to match up. The death of that one General and any possible connection to it there is opens up a lot of fronts. Even if we never get a word out of Cabot due to her getting a bad case of the explosions, her ties with Fairchild will likely be enough to get questions asked of her.In either case, I expect them to run. Hells, I want them to run to a degree. Keep an eye on their ship and machines, have them try to escape only to find they can't warp or the ship crew refuses them. Bring out the remote Slayers so we can jam them and take them as loot. Bring out that super fancy mech Fairchild has so we can take that too. Seize the assets of Cabot just for some extra kicking where it hurts.
>>1572281Considering only two people have ever seen us do shit like that, very.
>>1572306Well, we have an eye witness to the general's assassination, we just need him to make a description of the mech she was using. After that, everything should fall into place.
>>1571732That's not a terrible idea, actually. Except I'd make it "hasn't regained consciousness yet, not expected to do so for a couple days, hopefully she can tell us what happened at that point". Put Cabot on a time crunch, make sure that it's well known that someone tried to off the UJCIDF pilot, and make it so that everyone wants to know who. And oh, whoops, lookit that, somehow the hospital she's at got leaked, how'd that happen?
>>1573138If we go with that plan we should probably not leak the hospital location, knowing Bethany she'll smell its a trap miles away. Just announcing that Mako was attacked and is presumed to gain consciousness in a few days should be enough to bait the hook.
>>1573143>>1573138I'd rather not use her as Bait. This seems like the sort of thing she would have done before.In any scenario, I want to face her outside her element. No surprises or dirty tricks.
>>1573151Then go for my idea of making a duel with Cabot a condition for joining the SSL.
>>1573181Seems like the best way of doing things. Killing multiple birds with one stone, and would set us up for a pretty badass fight.
>>1573151Well, obviously we don't ACTUALLY put her where all the records say she is.
>>1573201>Cabot comes into the hospital room to finish off Mako>Goes over to the bed and lifts up the covers>Its Roarke
>>1572306Did someone say...EXPLOSIONS?>>1573208This would be hilarious.
>>1573181Oh I agree with getting Cabot as a condition since she is a belt pirate and wanted one by many of our fleet, but the duel is still iffy to me. I don't want to give her a chance. Not even a little one. She will likely run, and I wouldn't be surprised if when she does take the duel, either Fairchild or herself tries something dirty.So, why not prepare for that? If she goes for her mecha and ship, we have everything set up.If she tries to flee, we funnel her to an area where we can deal with her. No escape, no allies, and no chance.
>>1573265I'm sure we could get the Jovians to impound her mech to make sure she can't escape. And as far as her being tricky, their isn't much we can do to stop that.
>>1573274Sure there is, it's understanding her tricks and how to deal with them. Take the Slayer. We know how it works and we know how to counter stealth(support paint bombing or using chaff to get a look at her position. If she controls it remotely, we find the signal or jam it. Melee? Power armor and making sure she is unarmed before the auction for 'safety'. Fairchild? As I have written above. Invading ships she likely has hidden could be fired upon by everyone. Her ego is another weakness of hers. She freaked out quite easily, so we use that as well. Bombs just require Karen and our security being top of their game. Any reinforcements can likely be taken out by our own hidden in the wings.
>>1573302I'll point out that Fairchild has never freaked out easily. She's a consume politician who is exceptionally good at responding on the spot. Look at all the times she's smiled and used us to boost her image. Taken or best shot about her relationship with our Mom. Immediately flipped on Rashad pretty much as we were in the process of wrecking arguably her most important scheme of all, without any time to prepare or think about it.She's Space Nixon. Her problem is she's a bloodthirsty and vengeful monster that can never let people walk away, not that she can't control her emotions. The only way we'll get her is with unarguably real evidence.
Game starts as soon as the lads are all here. In the event of lads not being here by 9:15 (it's 8:39 now), other lads will be appointed to pilot their mech.
>>1573352I am here. I am looking forward to this event.
So what else should we make conditions for us joining the SSL? So far I think we've talked about>Duel with Bethany>Freedom to raid anywhere outside the system
>>1573385Fairchild has no say in what our people do if there is a joint operation. No pushing us back or trying to steal the glory.Spoils we get are ours first. No exceptions. That means PoW, loot, mech, and research.Corps who are not Belt Born are going to be taxed.We decide what to send and how we send it.Piracy will still happen if they go through the belt. Either through taxes or protection.
>>1573406>We decide what to send and how we send it.>Piracy will still happen if they go through the belt. Either through taxes or protection.These two are probably the hardest sell and would be the most likely to be flat out refused. The rest should be fine though.
>>1573385>Fairchild banned from entering our space.Wishful thinking but a man can dream.Speaking of dreams when are we going to pop her head off her neck like a champagne cork?
>>1573419probably a few minutes after popping Cabot's head off. We are going to take everything she holds dear and dash them upon the Rocks of Roarke.
Are we still missing McClintock and the Jager's pilot?
“What the fuck is going on here, do you guys know?” James McClintock's voice echoes over the comms as the three mecha rise up onto the new arena. The rotation of the upper surface holding the habitation pods over the arena terrain itself on the colony hull below has been altered, and now...now they're someplace completely unfamiliar. Ahead of them stretches a sort of metal corridor, about a hundred and fifty meters wide, on both sides. Stranger still, their mecha are side-by-side, standing with a sort of raised dais behind them.The Jager shakes its head.The Dutchman just looks at the Lightning in silence. Maxwell is worried, brooding, and distraught. He's thought a lot about dropping out of the event, but...the kids are watching. They're counting on him, and as much as he may not personally feel like fighting, he's doing it for them. “WELCOME, CONTESTANTS, TO THE SPECIAL EVENT FROM HELL!” Red Siren booms over the loudspeakers. Bizarrely, she's by herself, the Knuckle Kaiser's throne is empty. “All three of you have done very well to come this far, and regardless of the results, none of you will drop out regardless of your performance in this stage unless you somehow kill another contestant. The winner, however, skips the semi-finals and goes straight to the final match. As a result, I didn't feel obligated to be fair at all when designing this challenge! Which I did by myself! Struggle your utmost!” The Archen lounges across the arms of the two thrones, waving to the crowd. “So far, these have been straightforward fights, but there's more to real battle than just fighting one-on-one duels! This is a test of your ability to escape! Before you lies our obstacle course, a perilous and winding path!” She transmits a map to each of the contestants, “As you can see, the star at the end is your objective, hurry and reach it if you want to win! Oh, but of course, there are additional possible win conditions. For example, you can defeat both of your competitors or...”There is no THUD, behind them. The ground does not shake. However, it feels as if it should. The featureless white mask of the Knuckle Kaiser gazes down from its mass of black metal, crimson fingers digging into the edge of the dais as it squats there like an enormous ape. Teams of pink-and-red Harpies strap huge counterweights to its shields, forearms and knees, removing the four fist drones floating behind it. The weights also restrain its harpoon, and once it has tested that the Knuckle Kaiser gives the Archen a thumbs-up.“...Or disable our gallant pacesetter. In case you're tempted to just sit back and shoot your friends in the back, my darling Roarke will be advancing at a speed slightly above half his usual...oh, don't ask me to be exact...any mech he manages to catch up to, he'll mercilessly crush!” The Archen finger-waves to the Knuckle Kaiser.[Continued]
>>1573419I hope that her death isn't a surprise to her. Bethany should have to experience the powerlessness she put others through before the end. She should have to see it coming, and be able to do nothing about it. Like maybe she goes to finish off Rourke with her knife, mocking him all the while, but Roarke catches her hand and throws her to the ground. Roarke rolls on top of her, and forces her hand down. Despite all her efforts, she can't do anything but watch wide eyed as Roarke slowly but steadily powers her own (poisoned) blade into her.
>>1573489Oh boy oh boy oh boy
>>1573489>special event? Ez, We'll just ->Enter Ogre >[screaming starts]
>>1573489THIS IS EVEN BETTER THAN MECHA THREE WAY BASKETBALL!
>>1573489So they are going to be locked in a corridor with Roarke. Nice.
>>1573489RUN NIGGAS RUN!!!
We start in fifteen minutes. I hope the Anons responsible for the Jager and Lightning show up...or else, I'll pick volunteers. I just want to give them a LITTLE bit more time.
>>1573551Here. Wouldn't missed it.
>>1573613It's going to be a wild ride, and I think Jager anon is Reeeing in the background.
>>1573619I'm thinking this is the perfect time to bring out the Beam Magnum Var. for Lightning
I need a volunteer to pilot the Jager. First one in gets it, and if Jageranon shows up he can take over if he likes.Also, the Jager IS getting a one-turn head start, ostensibly as a bonus for making it through Round Three undamaged, but also because it's by far the slowest of the three mecha here.
>>1573627Aye, think I will be keeping to Guardian. If push comes to shove, I can set up a defence or blow away some obstacles. I still have my ace as well.
Do something different.3v1 the Knuckle Kaiser.
>>1573651Law of Inverse Aces. More Mech Aces on one side in a fight, the less effective they are.
...Really, no volunteers to pilot the Jager?
>>1573665Aye. We may have luck, but Roarke is the protagonist AND has luck! I'd rather try to win the obstacle course. Seems interesting to me.
>>1573669I'll do it, I guess.I was hoping BR would, but oh well. Give me a little bit to look at the Jager.
>>1573669You're asking for volunteers to fight roarke.
>>1573683I'll fight him. In the bedroom.
>>1573669Alright, I'm going with the Flamethrower.
“...Nobody's even commented on my gun.” McClintock grumbles, cradling a huge beam cannon in his mech's arms in lieu of the usual sword. “It's a tribute to Al and all that.”Maxwell and Skunk both grunt in acknowledgement.“Oh, two more things. First, a minute of silence for one of our contestants, Sergeant Mako Nunez, pilot of the Pumpkinseed II Custom.” Red Siren's voice has a layer of something hard, cold, and fierce in it, “She was attacked by some vicious, cowardly soul after her last match and is currently receiving medical treatment. Hopefully she will be well enough to tell us who assaulted her by tomorrow, when she's expected to wake up. To whoever did this, when we find you, your life is forfeit. No matter who you are or who you work for, there's no immunity to the rules on my colony. You will die messily.”The minute of silence is, indeed, silent. The Dutchman's hands clench into fists. “Thank you, everyone.” Red Siren announces at last, “Secondly, as a bonus, the Pumpkinseed Jager receives a ten-second head start for passing the last round without taking any damage. Superbly done. Start your engines, gentlemen! It's about to get perilous! Comm signals will tell you when to go!”The Jager's flashes, and it roars off, and ten seconds later the other two speed after it.>[Roll 1d10+1, Dutchman and Lightning. Roll 1d10 after making a full move, Jager]
>>1573743>that mapWong you are a sadist my friend
Rolled 1 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>1573743Right then. For those who are not here and those who watch on, DEUS VULT!
>>1573743What the christ.Are those stars traps?
>>1573743Just a move or a can I do any other actions?Also, what are the pluses?
>>1573743What the fuck? Got a feeling this is going to be last man standing rather than reaching the exit.
Rolled 3 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>1573743>>1573756Proof that painting your mech red makes it faster.
>>1573758You have a full "surprise round" effectively.>>1573757>>1573758You don't know what those stars are yet~
>>1573756RIP in peace
>>1571624Finally read to the point where we see Mako in the alley. I may be starting to agree with Thunder on some things. She's pure goddamn evil. I don't care about her backstory, time to lash her to behind a chariot and ride around a bit.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>1573743>>1573758Oh wait, initiative.>>1573771Alright. I'll put my actions in the next post since I'm rolling initiative with this one.
holy crap! I am on time for a thread for once! I have been loving the threads Mr.Wong. Thanks!Good luck to the competitors in this round. sounds like you'll need it
Rolled 4 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1573771Free move behind the Dutchman (first is turning, second is moving, I should have 1 more hex of turn left) attacking with the Glaive.First one's aimed at his left leg. Should one shot it.
Rolled 7 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1573771>>1573790So is the second one, then.Would a Slam's -1 Action carry over after my next turn?
>>1573798Yes, if you slam him in the surprise round he'd have 1 action on his turn.
>>1573743Aww, I was hoping the Myrmidon would get to show up.
Rolled 9 + 11 (1d10 + 11)>>1573790Not even going to fight fair huh? Using that free action to just mess my leg up? Also, that glaive isn't AP. Will take more than one hit for it to take me out.
>>1573809Cool.I feel kinda bad waiting to see what happens. Feels like cheating.>>1573817>the one Melee Weapon that isn't API didn't even know that was possible.
Rolled 10 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>1573819Not yet. 1 luck for the next role. I know you will slam me next. I recommend you start running next turn.
>>1573181I honestly agree with Thunder. Not only because Cabot needs to be throttled to death, but also it will seriously imbalance Fairchild. She's just really started going all in with Cabot after all.
>>1573362Turns out that the entire plot of of MSPQ was started by Dutchanon encouraging Wong get a girlfriend.Things escalated from there.
>>1573817Don't forget the second attack, and even then it's still the Jager's turn.>>1573798Is that a normal attack or a slam, by the way?
Rolled 3 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1573827Pfft. Course. I'm letting down Jageranon.For my next action this turn, two more attacks on his left leg.>>1573832Normal since the Glaive's Quick.
Rolled 8 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1573839It would appear the dice gods like Dutch a lot more than me.
>>1573362I really want a Zelda game where I can be Ganondorf.
Rolled 5 + 11 (1d10 + 11)>>1573839You should be running Blitz.
The Jager's glaive is Quick, whether or not the second attack was a slam or not it has at least one more attack, and THEN it won initiative, so Blitzanon...whatcha gonna do?
>>1573845Are you just going to reply to every post you missed?
>>1573848Sure, sure. You totally wouldn't slam me into oblivion when you catch up.
Rolled 6 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>1573844And 1 more luck here.>>1573853The funny thing is? I wouldn't. I wanted to test myself against the obstacle course. Now though, now you have my attention.
>>1573859Well that's one turn. Thanks dice gods.Gonna wait for Wong to say he's caught up before going again.
>>1573544Based Macho Man. Died stopping the apocalypse with a flying elbow drop.
>>1573864No, it's not. You said normal attack. Two glaive strikes. Quick attacks do not count for slams. You damaged my leg, but thats it. 2 kills of damage. I recommend you start running now.
>>1573879Yeah, I know. I would have said I was slamming you if I was.
>>1573859-1 left leg SP, -2 Kills. 4 SP, 3K left.>>1573879He made four glaive attacks and a free move with his surprise round. It's now into regular initiative, where he's going first.Blitz, what do you want to do? I highly suggest leaving the Roarke Rumpus Radius.
Rolled 2 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1573896Unfortunately, I think Dutch got ruffled.Now to spring my /elaborate ruse/ because Dutch is the favored of the dice gods or some shit. Attacking his torso with the glaive.Should've gone full dickbag from the start but nnnooooooo, surprise round'll just be a surprise. Why would I need to knock him out, it's not like he'll roll an 8 and 10.
Rolled 5 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1573900
>>1573851Cursed by replying with in a funky internet dead zone. All caught up now.
Rolled 2 + 11 (1d10 + 11)>>1573900You should have went fast Blitz.
>>1573911I would, but the Jager isn't. There's no way it'd ever win a race.
Rolled 7 + 11 (1d10 + 11)>>1573904Because if I lose, chances are the Jaeger will be facing me next round.. and it has a much better chance against the lightning than me.
That's one hit!>torsoWhat? Did you mean the left leg again, Blitz, or are you really going for the torso?
>>1573926Didn't do the math 100%, put I'm pretty sure you'd get to the finish before him.Waiting for Wong again.
Rolled 6 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1573941Yep. Now that he wants to kill me and the dice god's didn't like me not going balls deep. I'm trying to go as deep as possible now.2 more to the torso.
Rolled 5 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>1573941>>1573955Last one. +3 luck on this.
>>1573955I'll be 100% honest and say I don't think this is a good strategy when you know that hit could have finished his leg, but okay.
>>1573961Doesn't matter since he has the booster. He'd be able to get on my flank with it in 1 action no matter where I moved.
Rolled 6 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>1573955The funny thing is you could have moved to the Lightning as well when you started your second turn. +1 luck.>>1573965But Blitz, why would I need to?
Rolled 8 + 11 (1d10 + 11)>>1573960Because win or lose, you fall with me.
>>1573971Then I would have just scratched both of you instead of doing anything after sacrificing my head start.Sorry, if it means anything. I would have done the same thing if the Lightning was closer.>>1573977Well, y'know, placement. Not my problem anyway, I'm just gonna keep my mouth shut next time since my luck is ass.
>>1573961>>1573982Oh yeah, free move into the space Dutch was and turn to face the Kaiser.
>>1573986>to face the Kaiser.RIP
>>1573986Ey, McClintlock, mind using that gun of yours to give the Jager a parting shot? If you manage to hurt him, I won't come for your rear in the finale.
>>1573743Move from 0104 to 0211
>>1574004Like I'd ever catch up.
>>1574004Sure if I can hit from that angle.
>>1574003At least Skunk went out like a badass?
So the Dutchman got hit in the left leg (-1 left leg SP, -2 Kills for 4 SP, 3K left), then the torso (-1 torso SP, -2 Kills for 4 SP, 6K left), then the torso again (-1 torso SP, -3 Kills for 3 SP, 3K left), then the torso again......and the Dutchman is down. >>1574006Let me just say that defeatism is silly, this is a long arena with many surprises that you probably won't see!
>>1574017Backstabbery may cause not even the first trap to be sprung.
Rolled 4 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>1574004Fire one at Jager.
>>1574023...Did you expend luck on that? If so, please list how much.
Rolled 3 + 10 (1d10 + 10)>>1574023Well.I'm not going to use luck since 4 is the safety net.>>1574029The gun's WA +3.
>>1574032>>1574023That's a crit! Roll 1d10 and tell me what table you're using, McClintock!
>>1574037inb4 reactor shutdown
>>1574044Or his thrusters malfunction and he moves straight at roarke.
>>1574044Rather not get the Blitz treatment.>>1574050Or the Sagister one either.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>1574037Cinematic. Good Fireworks.
>>1574055But both of those happened to the Sagister. Which was admittedly another of the ones I expected to win.
>>1574061I don't know if that does nothing or not.
>>1574063Yeah, but the Blitz had a shutdown twice.
Rolled 7 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>1574061>>1574067In this case, all that happens is 6K to the Jager's left arm. -1 SP, -1K, 4 SP and 5K remaining.Of more concern, it's now Roarke's turn, and he can reach the Jager by walking forward, which means eight attacks incoming. The Knuckle Kaiser has no drones and is at -6 MV for this fight instead of its usual -4.
Rolled 3 + 15 (1d10 + 15)Two. Remember you get a dodge AND parry, no pentlaties.
>>1574076>The kaiser approaches, walking like shin godzilla.RIP.
Rolled 5 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1574076Wouldn't the extra weight reduce its land movement? If it's 60 Tons it should only get 1 free MA.
Rolled 4 + 15 (1d10 + 15)
Rolled 4 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1574076>>1574089Parry.
Rolled 1 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>1574089Yes, moving from 0201 to 0202, the Jager is in 0203.Fourth attack.
>>1574105You can do it blitz! Dodge all the attacks!
>>1574089>>1574095So.. does that take his arm off? Because no shield arm means no parry and it was damaged.
Am I missing something? Am I the only one who saw Blitz fail to dodge or parry that first attack at 22?
>>1574143Yeah I did, but the torso can survive one hit.
>>1574017>>1574017>>1573986NANI!? WHATS HAPPENING!?[Akai going mad in the background]>>1573843Oh, hi Cali, how are you doing?
>>1574149I thought so too for a second because it's been a while, like when I said "here comes eight attacks". I did the same dumb thing I've corrected other people on.The Knuckle Kaiser's fists are linked. That right there was the end. It makes four attack rolls, and each hit is worth TWO hits.
>>1574154Pretty good actually. Got a good job, more labor intensive but that's what I want actually.
>>1574159Oohhhh. And we just went through the same thing with the Sagister, didn't we?I'll see if I can delete all my posts to clean up the thread.
>>1574166No, it's fine, just let me post this. I treated the attack that got you as the final one instead of the first one, just for kicks.
>>1574196Oops, too late. Sorry.
All that work put into the obstacle course, wasted.Red must be so dissapointed
>>1574206She can just find some way to blame Mai. Maybe BR'll finally get his animu tank.
>>1574159>Lightning Wins.>pic relatedAt least Oda will be pleased.>>1574165Seriously? In what are you working at?I went back to that girl in the sunday before this last one just to tell her that I didn't wanted anything with her anymore (because I got the feeling that she was expecting things from me or something)... And she didn't take it so well and blocked me on everything after going "CURSE YOU AND YOUR PRETENTIOUS HONOR!" and "I DEEPLY DESPISE YOU!"... Kinda sad that this ended in such hate, but maybe it was better that way... But maybe I should have just keep quietly and waited for her to understand that I wasn't going back no more... But whatever, I felt that I needed to put an end to any "meh, he is going to come back eventually"-feeling that she had about me before it came back to haunt me in some way.But well... At least now I have more time to focus in studying, and less one worry in my mind....I should stop having such deep attachment to other dramatic people though...
The Jager takes off...and circles directly behind the Dutchman, its glaive raised high. The glittering mass blade swings down in a graceful arc...and the Dutchman spins around, lifting its leg over the arc of the blow.“No honor among pirates, right?” Maxwell comments, adrenaline helping to shake him from his funk a little. Skunk makes a noncommittal, muffled sound over the comms.The Jager goes into a blur of strikes while the Dutchman is off balance, shredding its armor and forcing Maxwell to eject, cutting through the torso before turning to face the Kaiser.“One down, one challenging the pacesetter!” Red Siren calls out, then the Archen crosses its arms, “Hmph, and after my girls worked so hard setting up those floating mines, too!”“Floating mines?” McClintock comments, slowing down his pace as he speeds ahead of the combatants. On a whim, he turns and fires at the Jager's back. His Lightning might be much faster, but why take chances? The huge magnum cannon fires a beam as thick as a mech's limb.Red Siren sighs, “I suppose this is to be expected of a pirate tournament. I won't complain.”The Black Ogre lumbers forward on the ground, advancing on foot. The Jager dodges and parries a few swipes, but then Roarke Starwind grabs its shoulder and hip and digs the Knuckle Kaiser's claws into the metal, ripping it in half. The cockpit ball pops free, and the pirate Admiral hoists the pieces overhead triumphantly. “The Lightning wins by default!” Rosita declares, the Archen applauding, “James McClintock will advance automatically to the finals, while the Jager and Dutchman will get to settle this grudge in the semifinal match! Well done everyone, and don't worry, I'll find a use for those mines...and for Mister Rains and the poor Wraith, who may not have gotten to ambush anyone today, but surely will in the near future. No what I expected, but still very entertaining!”
>>1574214I waited so long for this day.
>>1574216So, uuhhhh, is the Duel going to happen today?
>>1574017Defeatism powers my mech Wong.>>1574166I approve of your treachery and that you decided to turn and face roarke.
>>1574216>and for Mister Rains and the poor Wraith, who may not have gotten to ambush anyone today, but surely will in the near future. No what I expected, but still very entertaining!”Daaaamn.Shit if only there was no backstabbery.
>>1574226What are you talking about?
>>1574234>>1574234Between the Dutchman and the Jager, I mean.Only the special event was planned for today, no?
>>1574227Hey Jager. Sorry this went how it did. I would've just ran if my luck hadn't been so bad on the surprise turn.
>>1574233He was right on 1517 with instructions to fire pest shots, stay as far away from actually engaging as possible (and beating him isn't a win condition anyway), and with every intention of getting behind the frontrunner and attacking them from behind. That bit of metaknowledge is why I didn't like the Jager's strategy, it feels like Blitz basically gave up and decided to kamikaze at least one other person.
>>1574215A certain type of person will bend over backwards to help people. Now, back in the day, where we had stories of saints and heroes that's awesome. Modern times are different. I will never say, don't be an altruist. But, altruists commonly put everyone before themselves and some people take advantage. You were. Take care of you. Then you can do shit. Also, to answer your question I am now working at a very busy lumber yard. Gotta make money and push myself.
>>1574242Yes, it's much too late for another fight right now especially with how tactical those two are. The Lightning, on the other hand, tends to fly straight for a target and kill it.
>>1574248A shame. Indeed. It sounded like fun to me, but that sort of thing happens. Guess I'll just pummel the Jager in not so honorable combat.
>>1574254Maximum bully Dutch. I put up hypothetical credits for you.
>>1574246Nah its cool, I did want to fight dutch anyway.>>1574251To be fair my first fights plan was to stand still and then hit him when he got close enough. I probably wont need as much messing about this time.
>>1574251>>1574257Can't do much else with a WA+1, 11K Nodachi.
>>1574248Nah, the Jager's just slow, so even with the head start they would've caught up and either passed me or shot me in the back.My original plan was to take off the Dutchman's leg during the surprise and then run on the first turn since his booster would've gotten him to the end first and doing that would make him use a lot more fuel than he would otherwise. But then I couldn't get his leg off and only having 1 movement on the first turn would have made me lose anyway, since he would still have 10 MV to my 9 and I would only have like 3 hexes ahead of him on his first move. So I figured I should just go all in.
>>1574227Honestly it was pretty funny to me.
>>1574250You think to highly of me Cali, I'm no such hero... My soft-heart only gets me in problems.Good luck with your job anon, I'm happy that you got a chance to work with what you were prefering to go for... You know, my great grandfather was a carpenter for most of his life after escaping his noble family after his brothers start going for each other necks because of a inheritance dispute(long crazy story) and work with wood went down the line for some time... But I never had much way with it, somehow I always ended hurting myself when wood is involved... So since childhood I get I little paranoid when I cross paths with random wooden planks or something... It would be funny if I didn't have the feeling like the cosmos is joking with me sometimes.Hmmm... But did you changed your mind about being a cop?
>>1574216>and for Mister Rains and the poor Wraith, who may not have gotten to ambush anyone todayAwww man, no ambush todayOneday, Oneday
>>1574257Melee Type versus melee I recall is what we wanted to do?
>>1574300I dont exactly have much choice in the matter with my bad range but thats what you said.
>>1574287Never said you were a hero. Just that back in the day certain attributes were lauded over others. You can do great things for others as well as for yourself. Back in the day in Greece, excellence was a virtue. Charity could be, etc. But being a badass was also seen as divine.
>>1574307And in our modern situation telling off a toxic person, to take care of yourself, is a pretty big step. Especially if you put that energy to improving yourself.
>>1574287And I haven't changed my mind. I'm doing this job to save money so I can get where I need to go. It's just another step.
>>1574307That is deep.>>1574317She is probably going to leech off a rich dude and pretend that she doesn't feel my absence or something... But I still worry of what will come of that, she isn't really the type to be smart enough to pull off a long keikaku and end up on top, she is probably going to screw herself along the line... I feel really sad about it, but I learned that I can't really protect people from who they are.>>1574332Well, that is always how it goes, isn't it? One step each time, and one day we will hopefully get to the place we belong... Or at least discover our way along the path of life.
>>1574351The whole leeching off a dude is something I understand haha. It can definitely blow up in their face. Just...think, dealing with shit can feel monumental. It's not, you adapt and overcome. Anywho, gotta try and sleep more than 4 hours.
Oh shit, was busy with work and actually finding a DnD 5e group to play with and forgot about this.
>>1574378Good night and sweet dreams to you Cali, may the peace of morpheus lift away some of the weight of our souls.>>1574393You just lost the biggest backstab of the entire tourney... You know... The usual.
>>1574398Don't be silly Br.The biggest backstab is next match.
>>1574407Ohohohoho~I'm waiting to see that, then!
I think if I had been in control I would have waited for the others to pass me out and then started shooting them in the back. Still happy with how it went, I had expected to lose whatever this was and I think its funny that the whole thing was over in about 20 seconds.
>>1574578than Roarke would've torn you apart
>>1574583If he is going slightly more than half his speed I probably would be able to keep ahead of him and take potshots at the same time. Especially with a head start.
>>1574592He has a point. One win condition is simply being the last one. Have everyone else deal with the obstacle. The faster ones won't waste time on him, and if they do, it helps him.
>>1574595Plus like blitz said the jager isnt built for speed so there was inevitably going to be some form of treachery going on.
I've already worked out how to turn this to my advantage. If JagerAnon and Dutch are going to be around tomorrow, and McClintock will be here Friday...I'm willing to run a few more days to finish up the tournament this week. Otherwise, it will be Tuesday. I'll watch for your answers tonight and tomorrow. I did see that some people have been worried that the tournament is making the game cater to a smaller group of people, and that IS a valid concern, I've seen it reflected in the voting in the archives too that it looks like fewer people are reading, so I don't mind picking up the pace a little so we can get back to the story.
>>1574621I am fine with that. Got nothing planned for Thursday.
>>1574621I never voted in the archives. I tried once but it didnt let me so I gave up. Also yeah I'll probably be here.
>>1574621Here, if I post Avalonian diplomacy people will notice this post (don't even think about rolling you bastards, ignore those damned numbers).
>>1574648>implying you need dice to roll
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>1574648Do you know what they say about telling someone not to do something?
>>1574648Pfft, none of them have penises. The Avalonians need better bait. As for voting, I tend to forget at times.
>>1574621Honestly, I never vote on the archives and sometimes forget it's even a thing.although yeah, I have noticed that posting has gone down a bit. hopefully it will pick back up.
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>1574648Too late
>>1574648>Avalonian Diplomacy PeopleYes these will work
>>1574621I'm always free Fridays. :(
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>1574648Rolling for best Avalon Vegs
Alright, it looks like tomorrow and Friday we finish up the tournament. After that come the negotiations and the concert.
>>1574621I have ended up talking to some people in other quests and they have just about said they we're waiting for the tourney to end.
>>1574629Probably because you we're on the /tg/ section. Here's the link for the /qst/ version http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=mecha+space+pirate
>>1574869Yeah that must have been it.
>>1574874I redid the third and fourth loadouts of the jager to see if I could make them a bit more tactical. It wont mean anything in the tournament because skunk sticks to his guns but it might be more useful if they get mass produced. https://pastebin.com/7KV3yrDe
>>1574769And looks like you've won the loli-bowl!
>>1574393I managed to get all my roommates into RPGs and they just finished their first dungeon yesterday. It was pretty great.
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>1574648Rollan'
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>1574648whats that? "roll, you bastards?" Whatever you say boss
I just can't wait for these last fights, by blood is already rushing with the fire of wanting to see how will become our new captain!Also...Did anyone noticed that if Skunk become the new captain all of his orders will have to be translated by Bodvarsson?
>>1575293You and I both. Even got something to listen to for the match.
>>1575293they are going to be good matches, i can feel it!
And now I'll be set for the last fights of the tourney.
Right, thunder on the horizon, but it worries me none. https://pastebin.com/xGaW3FxuThis is the Melee type I am using because BR forgot to update it still. The two extra thrusters are in the head. Mowhawk? Horns? Thruster V fin? You decide.
IT IS TIME! JAGER! DUTCHMAN! ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE?
>>1576145Im ready to watch
>>1576145Two old men, likely looked up to by the kids, fighting one on one to their best. Yeah I'm ready. For Today, I fight for the kids. Today, I fight, for tomorrow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0thSFYgEKo
>>1576152>>1576153...And then my internet promptly died, but it's back now! Roll 1d10, both of you! Dutchman, add +1!
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>1576235Time to make some orphans cry.
Rolled 4 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>1576235>>1576239Sorry Hunter, but your gelgoog isn't going to cut it.
>>1576252Oh the shit eating grin I have on now.
>>1576255It's bully time.
Posting the map just so you guys can get started while I gin up this intro.
>>1576273So we got three trenches again, who are our three lancers this time I wonder?
>>15762731606 facing 1507 assuming the rules stay the same. Assume I did some fancy foot work with my two actions to move 12 MA and prepare for the next elevation.
>>1576287Libra, Wraith, and M-Sagister.I shudder at the finale.
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>1574648Sorry! the tempation is too great!
>>1576289Since I think I can see that and he seems to have his back turned to me I'm just going to two shots from here.>>1576293I would guess its the myrmidon.
>>1576304Wait never mind, I thought we were on the opposite sides of the map. I'll just aim.
>>1576311Are you sure? Alright, 1513, facing 1413, same as before. I'd really recommend getting close though.
>>1576339Yep. Going to aim again.
>>1576339Took me 20 years to make this.
>>1576344Are you Really, REALLY sure? There is no going back if you decide not to.
>>1576351Whats the worst that could happen?
“Aaaand now, for our semi-final match!” Red Siren announces after a break, during which poor, overworked Karen has some very choice words for everyone in the nearby vicinity as she hastily restores the two mecha to working condition. Thankfully, she had enough spare parts prefabricated to more or less build entirely new Jagers and Dutchmen if she had to.Silver fireworks erupt from launchers all around the arena, which is the same as the Round Three one, just as she'd said. The arena has been re-synched to the colony's natural rotation cycle.“It's a Kestrel-versus-Kestrel match! Iiiiiin this corner, the PUMPKINSEED JAGER, piloted by SKUNK!” Huge holoscreens on the walls display snippets from Skunk's earlier fights, including him tossing the Sagister around, “And in this corner, the DUTCHMAN! Piloted by Maxwell Haaaaammmmeeeer!” The Archen gestures from one to the other, “It's a grudge match between friends! If you had bets to make, I hope you already made them, because we're about to rumble!” The Loggerhead, Myrmidon, and Wraith all take their place as trench guardians, the Wraith promptly vanishing.As the monitor displays the Dutchman's victories, including him carving up Mako's Pumpkinseed II with his beam axe, Maxwell opens comms to Skunk. “I want you to know, I'm not angry.” The two take off at almost exactly the same time, but the lighter Dutchman is just a hair faster.“Mmmph.” Skunk comments noncommittally, shrugging.“What you did was a perfectly valid tactic even if it availed you nothing.”“Mmm-hmm.” Skunk agrees.“For that matter, even if I'm a little disappointed none of us, including the audience, got to see the obstacle course Red Siren worked on, that doesn't change anything. We're still friends.” Maxwell speaks solemnly, activating the beam saber his mech holds in one hand and whirling the heavy ball-and-chain it uses in the other around its head as it skips forward with long, flat jumps.“Mmmmmm-hmmmm...?” Skunk makes a get-on-with-it gesture.“I'm going to kick your ass for purely impersonal reasons. Maybe I've got a little anger to vent, too, but this is still a friendly match.” Maxwell explains, ducking behind a hill.The Jager beckons. Bring it on, youngster, it seems to say. It takes aim, continuing to follow the Dutchman's path as the mono-eyed mech leaps and jukes its way over the central hill and behind cover once more.[Continued]
>>1576360Your router catches fire and sets your house ablaze then you escape only to realize you didn't delete your browser history and your devil of a fire is sitting in the fire at your burning keyboard glaring daggers at you? Like, literal daggers. From her eyes. Daggervision.
>>1576360I just want you to know I really respect how you don't name fag. Jager - fight - on! Rah Rah Rah Rah-Move Green-Men! FIGHT-ON! FIGHT-ON!
>>1576360Ok, if that's what you decided, I guess I'll remove the unneeded baggage. FIRST ACTION; ACTIVATING THE QUICK SWAP SLOT ON MY SHIELD ARM.What that does is it drops the arm system from my machine. And I have to calculate my weight again. That is also the arm with my ball in chain.That is 2.5 tons from the arm. 2.5 tons from the armor. 0.5 tons from the hand, 3.5 tons from my ball and chain, and 4 tons from my shield. 13 tons. My machine now weighs 26.5 tons. It lost three thrusters from that, putting it at 18 total, but with the new weight and config, the weight, thruster ratio is 0.679.That means my machine is a category lighter and has a standard move of 18 MA plus thrusters. I can now move in and out of your range for a fraction of the cost. I then use 3 MA from my booster pack along with my remaining action to keep the speed going.I still have the +2 WA beam shiv. Your move.
>>1576381Did you literally just tear off your own arm to go faster?
>>1576389He needs pain to fuel his journey to rise to the top.
>>1576389He's a monster.I don't think Skunk is the type to be fazed by that luckily.
>>1576381>>1576389>yfw Dutch is secretly a crabI guess I'll just stare in wonderment if thats all.
>>1576389Yes. Yes I did. I could put it back on with an action too, because quick SWAP. It was one of the features I made for the Dutchman. A machine that won't be slowed down. I wanted to show it off in the special event, but OH WELL! THIS WORKS JUST FINE FOR ME! AHAHAHAHA!
>>1576381Huh, I wondered why you went for the melee loadout.Wouldn't you lose 1/6th of your thruster speed though? Or are the rules different with quick change mounts?
>>1576398Alright you absolute madman, what's your next action?
>>1576401Not really. Clean break and it's something the Quick Change mount says. So I recalculated it. Incidwentally, I am thankful for the person who taught me about weapon charge. Even if I go past 16 MA, I hit the Jager at a even footing and it does a lot of damage. And from the Sagister, I learned that it's just avians who can't fly backwards. So hang on a second. I need to calculate.
>>1576381Wait did you actually move somewhere else after that?
>>1576410You're welcome, Dutch.But man, I never considered that as a use for a quick mount. That would be bonus points for me.
>>1576410I thought that Hybrids were the only ones that could fly backwards? did I miss something?
>>1576412I pretty much just showed off a bit to keep speed up. There is a reason why I picked that spot. For 4 move, I can fly straight at you from the higher angle and still hit you from there with a charge. I can then move in reverse for 1 booster MA to land back on 1314, take two steps back, and fall into 1513.
>>1576417Humanoids can too, but it's only at half MA. It's like how tanks can do the same thing on the ground.
>>1576422Don't think it's half MA. Where does it say that?
>>1576420>canSo what are you doing? A weapon charge?
>>1576425Humanoid description in Zeta Plus.
Rolled 1 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>1576427Yup. I can do it.. I think 9 times if he just stays there. Then its back to ball and chain. At this range, it'd be about 9 kills of a EMW weapon.>>1576429Ah, so I would have to turn around a bit for 2 more MA. OK! Thanks for the info!
Rolled 2 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>1576432Incidentally how much boost did you use getting to where you pulled off your arm?
>>1576432Ya, kinda a silly rule. It would only be advantageous if you had 2 or less MA per action.
>>1576442None. I could move 12 MA normally with two actions. so that is 10 of my 50 done. Wait. If I used my free action to move to 1412 facing 1313, It would take 3 boost MA to get there, and about 3 to get into starting position again. That saves me a extra MA!
>>1576420So where do you end your turn, specifically?
>>1576458Back where I was started which was 1513. Not sure if since I moved 13 MA for the charge I don't worry about the speed penalty, but thats up to you!
>>1576464So to clarify, you detached and then you span around in a circle or something to keep momentum and now that its the next turn you are charging and then scooting away again?
>>1576476Yup. Can do it several more times too. I can also reposition myself for better targetting of you and less drain.
>>1576479A fidget spinner of death.
>>1576480>Zeon mobile suit engineers, describing the ease of construction of the Zaku II
Well I guess I sit here and grumble internally about kids these days and their fancy toys.
>>1576487Makes sense considering how autists like both.
>>1576487AMBAC System too stronk
>>1576464Explain to me how the fuck you moved, attacked, and returned to your original spot covering 26 hexes in the process and for fuck's sake be a LOT more explicit when you describe your turns from now on.
>>1576491Actually, hey Mr. Wong, would 1011 be protected against the Jager's line of sight?
>>1576501I did. I still can walk 2 MA and the upper limit is 24 without counting walking. Mind you, I found a better position there, but I am willing to reposition again. I can also split my jet pack between move actions. Just have a limit of how much I can use a turn.
>>1576503When you explain to me what you just did I'll think about it. Action 1, you removed your arm. Action 2?I'm getting a sense of "I'm going to exploit the rules as hard as possible to punish Jager for my perceived humiliation in the Special Event", and you know what? I don't like it. This is a friendly tournament and I'm about half a step from declaring that momentum doesn't work that way.
>>1576513Well, they were two seperate turns to start. Action one remove arm. Action 2, move 12 MA using three boost to move around and then return to my spot. Then Hunter took his turn and didn't move. Then I took my turn. First action charge in, second action move back.Then Hunter's turn and he said he would stay there still.
Dutchman, don't just start another turn without permission. You removed your arm and circled. So far, that's all you've done, and I'm going to pour myself a shot and think about whether it would be better to let that work or say it doesn't actually increase your momentum cap.Jager, are you actually...just going to sit there? Is that your actual turn?
>>1576523>>1576530I apologize if it seems petty, but I am not doing it out of spite. This was a plan I had for fighting the Jager for quite some time. Well, part of one. I want to fight him to the best of my knowledge and the best of my abilities. I bully not out of malice or hate. Thats why I asked, because line of sight is iffy for me. I am willing to move somewhere else if I am told to.
>>1576501I think he moved 9 hexes and then boosted 3 to reach me and then ended that movement with a melee charge and then moved back the same way. Presumably he walked at some point. >>1576513I think he just spun around on the spot or something. Then I continued to not move.>>1576530I'm not that worried, Its not that different from dodging two rounds of quick attacks at bad accuracy thanks to all the movement. Or one round of attacks from the murderbird. If he wants to waste his scary boosters thats fine by me.
>>1576537Once again I meant actions instead of rounds.
>>1576534>>1576537Alright, I'm sorry Dutch, I misread some things and yes, what you're doing works. Continue, gentlemen. Also, yes, 1011's LoS is blocked, and a quick line test confirmed it.
>>1576555It's alright. I understand that this whole things makes us tense(and forgetting the matchup pic likely caused some concerns), but to me, I already won. This is me at my best and craziest and showing off the last few tricks I have. Aside from that, would the initial charge be at a penalty since I move 13? Need to know if roll 12s or 13s.
>>1576567Unless you move 17 or more, no.
>>1576571Alright. This should be the the route I take. With the help of a walk to 1012 facing 913, I should be expending 5 MA of boost per round trip. I'll do my first roll, and it should take 8 rolls for me to exhaust my booster pack that way.
>>1576580Would help if I post the pic.
I'm ready to start rolling dodges and parry's to speed things along if thats cool. My plan might seem counter intuitive but I'm not really fast enough to chase him down yet. Just one question though, do I parry easier with the glaive or the shield? The rules are a little unclear.
Also I have been playing too much XCOM. My first reaction was to go into overwatch.
>>1576589Glaive since it's WA 1. You'll roll at 13 with it and 12 with the shield. It can only take 7 hits though. Or is it 6K base? You didn't list its weight, so I don't know.
>>1576580>>1576589Go ahead, then. Also, Jager, you parry better with your shield.
>>1576589You've can parry with your glaive, but if you succeed, that arm takes damage. This is going pretty fast and is a 8kill strike. EMW means your glaive blocks 2 damage, and your arm blocks 1. You can block twice with your glaive arm.. then it's gone.
>>1576597Damn it, /k/>>1576594Ignore this post here, it's wrong.
Rolled 8 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1576597Right then! OK Jager, I'm not weighed down by worry any more. 8 shots, one above you. Time to show my Resolve! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hDWuPZVznU
>>1576600Really? I could have sworn I was told a weapon's kills were treated as SP when you're parrying and they only lose 1 a parry.Or are you talking about his arm getting destroyed?
Rolled 3 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>1576594Base seven. Well I can to the shield if it comes to that.>>1576598We'll save that for a bad roll so. Well, lets get this show on the road. Even though I start all my fights this way I dont actually enjoy standing around.>>1576604Dodge.
Rolled 8 + 14 (1d10 + 14)>>1576607hoo, parry with two luck
Rolled 8 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1576612Good, this is good. Just keep going forward. Keep smashing. If nothing else, I'll be the hammer. Driving the shiv like a chisel with my own body.
Rolled 10 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>1576612Should have known.>>1576616Dodge
Rolled 7 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1576617Good dodge. Hope you are enjoying yourself. 3 of 8.
Rolled 10 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>1576618Dodge.
>>1576617>>1576620Cue Greenmen Flashbacks.
These rolls are crazy.
Rolled 2 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1576620Alright alright. Number 4 coming this way. Had to give it my all for this. Fishing for hits won't help me. I figure the moment you fire, you'd turtle. You'd hit me whenever I got close. so I decided, even in melee, to never be close to you.
Rolled 2 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>1576629Dodge.
Rolled 3 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>1576632Parry.
Rolled 6 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1576634Got that one. Your shield should be good for one more hit too.5 of 8. Can't be late.
Rolled 2 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>1576639Dodge.
Rolled 5 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>1576640Parry.
>>1576643Knew I should have spent luck on that one.
Rolled 3 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1576646One hit to the torso. Need one more. This is the 6th charge. 2 more charges after this one.
Rolled 7 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>1576650Dodge.
Rolled 5 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1576652Good. 7th charge. The Jager is a pretty good machine. This is a proper fight.
Rolled 7 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>1576654Dodge.
Rolled 2 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1576657Final charge. Going to change the second action for this one. The odds were pretty even.
>>1576657Jesus, the Jager is just no-selling all of Dutch's fancy technical bullshit.it's like I'm watching wrestling!
Rolled 6 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>1576660Dodge.
>>1576662Wew, lad, that's a nice set.
It's actually hilarious how Dutch is doing all this fancy footwork, and Jager is just dodging and weaving through it all.
>>1576670I brought my dancing shoes tonight.
Rolled 6 + 21 (1d10 + 21)>>1576662Right. Figured this would happen. Final attack then. I will save 2 luck for my escape. One beam shiv stab to the torso. 5 luck. 14+2+5. 21. Please eject safely Hunter.
>>1576670Eh after fighting Greenmen normal humans can't be so bad.
>>1576604>>1576607>>1576612One parry. 10 SP, he has a 5K EMW, so you're at 9 SP and no damage to your arm yet.>>1576616>>1576617One Dodge. This intensity!>>1576618>>1576620Another Dodge! Holy shit Skunk's a fighter.>>1576629>>1576632>>1576634Amazingly narrow Parry. 8 SP remaining.>>1576639>>1576640>>1576643Torso stab. -1 SP, -4K, 4SP and 6K remaining.>>1576650>>1576652Another dodge!>>1576654>>1576657Still another dodge!>>1576660>>1576662Yet another dodge!>>1576673And the climactic final blow...
>>1576683>>1576673Hold up, am I miscounting or is that nine?
>>1576683Weapon charge gives a extra kill for each 3 MA you moved. So with 11 MA, thats 3 extra kills Wong.
>>1576684I charged in, but I didn't move back to my position. So my second action is a normal attack. No penalties. If I miss, he's got me.
Rolled 3 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>1576673Dodge.
Rolled 6 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>1576693Parry with 3 luck. Tempted to blow it all but I literally cant avoid it. unless I got a 10.>>1576698Parry is luckier.
>>1576705Good game Hunter. You did splendidly.
>>1576711Had you sweating there. Would have survived it too if I spent the luck earlier like I thought I should.
>>1576716Yes, you did. I had to save that sudden twist in the end and hoped to play chicken with lady luck herself. It's why I didn't use a single point of luck until then. You are someone I couldn't play around with. I had to whittle you down.
If I had one regret its that everyone I matched up against was so fast that the safest option was to let them all come to me. Other than that I'm happy. I expected to get wrecked in the first round by patches and his sniper.Now that I dont have to worry about it anymore I also wonder why everyone decided to fight me up close when they all had a range and speed advantage.
>>1576711You're a monster. It's awesome.
>>1576727Simple. Because I didn't want you to even try a trick on me. I saw the moves you did against the sagister. You were clever and won the day. You were going to be a tough fight for me because even if I moved about, you'd have planned for it. I was initially going to use that ball and chain and hit you from 9 squares away with a huge penalty, but you didn't move. So I needed to use my trump card then and there. You were simply too dangerous otherwise.
So in the end its come down to Gundam vs Zaku.
>>1576738Yep. Feels like it's gonna be a first-hit fight, though.
>>1576711>>1576721Crit. If that's a normal hit...Oh wait. Oh. Yes. Charge adds damage. Right, I totally didn't forget.Good game, you guys. Legitimately great fight, Dutch advances to the Friday Night Final Fight.
>>1576721How much boost does your booster actually have as well actually? I assume 50 but it doesnt actually say.>>1576733I didnt actually plan for this at all. If you had actually gone with guns I would have been fucked. I only went full autismo on the bird because it would have required bullshit to beat since its legs alone are as strong as most torsos. If he had just decided to shoot me I would also have been fucked but I knew in his heart he wanted to kick things.
>>1576746Lord a lot of actuallys there.
>>1576738>>1576743I don't mind. Hell, a single roll being thrown as the big finale, with the one arm melee charge versus Lightning charging, with the higher attack winning would be fine for me to. In the end, Maxwell won I think. He likely impressed those kids greatly, and gold or silver, McClintlock would probably be the one getting the ship.>>1576746Aye, it's 50. I wanted to fight you properly. Giving it my all and not circle strafe. I may be a bully, use unconventional moves, but I don't want to win by peppering you.
Well, it's gonna be amazing anyways.And then there'll be tons of places to go and see after.
Also now that I'm done I didn't think up weapon cutting for the templar fight, I was going to use it on the lightning if I got to fight it.
“Time to lighten the load a little.” Maxwell grunts, observing the unflappable Jager from over the top of the hill. It doesn't move, waiting for a clear shot. Suddenly, he taps a few buttons, and the Dutchman's left arm pops from its mounting, floating up above the hill still holding the ball and chain.“Mmmph?” Skunk scratches the top of his sealed envionment helmet, staring at it. He's an old fellow, but even he's never seen this kind of tactic before. What is Max, a crab?The Dutchman's thruster systems reorient for maximum thrust, and his booster ignites. The green mech zips around in aimless, speed-garnering circles like a giant mosquito, then charges, its glowing blade lunging forward like a proboscis. The Jager dodges by a hair, but quick as a flash the Dutchman is away and back across the trenches, once more zipping behind cover. “I can't afford to get close.” Maxwell says to himself, “It has to be hit and run, that's the only way.”The Jager hunkers down. Although silent, Skunk is resolved. Enduring, surviving, outlasting, these are the things he knows how to do. He can't be afraid of the Dutchman when he's faced real life-or-death battles.One sweep, and the Jager's shield interposes itself. The Dutchman's relatively short, narrow plasma blade is like a nail, and the Dutchman's powerful booster pack and remaining thrusters are the hammer. Still, the Zulu-style shield is remarkably large and sturdy, and despite getting a gash that mars its surface it survives.[Continued]
>>1576753Aye. I am ready to hang up my name tomorrow. I feel, at peace.
>>1576743Like all of McClintock matches.First Round against Bodvarsson, one strike with initiative.Second Round against Blitz, lucky shot against leg. But since it was close range, Blitz was disabled by a crit.Third Round against Libra, Libra spends all luck to disable Lightning. Lightning retaliates.
Two sweeps, and the Jager ducks.Three, and it sidesteps before moving promptly back into position, crosshairs chasing the Dutchman across the screen even if they're always a step or so behind. The Myrmidon and Loggerhead have stopped moving, arms resting on the edges of their trenches as they watch in awe. Presumably the Wraith is doing the same. Red Siren, her Archen leaning forward in its throne next to Roarke Starwind's Black Ogre, doesn't bother to tell them to get back to patrolling.Four, and it parries again, the very top of the oval-shaped shield being sliced off as the tip of the plasma blade sweeps so close to the jager's visual sensors it nearly overloads them. The Jager reels back, and the Dutchman lands right in front of it. Maxwell is pouring everything into his blows, his normally measured and tactical style enhanced by his fury and sense of helplessness at what was done to Mako. The near stab to the face slices cleanly downward, carving a deep line into the chest armor of the Pumpkinseed Jager....Yet, so is Skunk. Raw stubbornness and determination empower him to continue, dodging the sixth and seventh charges. As skilled as his opponent is, raw spirit empowers the heavier mech, and its crosshairs continue to chase the Dutchman as its booster pack flickers and starts to die. On the eighth, it sidesteps, and as the Dutchman lands on one knee the boosterpack finally sputters out. The Jager's crosshairs lock onto the one-eyed, one-armed, green mech. Just as its finger tightens on the trigger, the Dutchman turns, its blade slashing upwards in a final, desperate slash.The entire crowd gasps...and the Jager's cockpit ball comes flying free. All eyes turn towards the huge chair of black metal, and the Knuckle Kaiser as it stands up, bringing its hands together in silent applause. The Dutchman catches the cockpit ball, and bows deeply.“That's the fight, and what a fight it was! I've never seen anything like that in my entire career!” Red Siren sounds a little awestruck, “The Dutchman will advance to face the Lightning in the finals! Well done, both of you! Well done indeed!”[Continued]
>>1576766Ignore that [Continued], game resumes Friday night at the usual time.
I just remembered why I love Sceleria.
>>1576783It'll be less fun when the skeletons take your job
>>1576784I don't think that'll be a problem.
>>1576785Not right now sure, but some bad decisions are made down the line
>>1576788Ashen Empire's MA now though. The mistake happened before Sceleria existed.
>>1576793Now Sceleria literally gets so lazy in LA that they open up the soul gates to get even more undead labor and get overrun by ghosts becoming Lemuria.
>>1576802Oh, that's the story? Never even looked at Lemuria, I hate the monkeys.
>>1576804You might be confused there. Lemuria is Ermor 2.0, ghost edition.Monkeys in LA are Patala and a bit of Arco.
>>1576807>Lemuria>Literally has Lemur in the name>Not monkeysGuess I shouldn't judge books by their very misleading titles.
>>1576766That was just Beautiful.My heart just had an explosion...
Just had an idea.Why don't we go and try to bring Fairchild in for questioning since we have that evidence she could be linked to Nunez's attack and subtly goad her or Bethany into doing or saying something stupid. We stream the entire thing real time to everyone watching the tournament and she can't say it's made up. We could even bring Regina for extra credibility.
>>1577020Calling them in for anything puts them on full defense. They wouldn't let anything slip since it'd be an obvious trap.
We should probably put a guard in Mako's room and I'm sure a certain Aussie would do it for some Vegemite.
>>1576810>The word lemur derives from the word lemures (ghosts or spirits) from Roman mythology and was first used to describe a slender loris due to its nocturnal habits and slow pace, but was later applied to the primates on Madagascar. The more you know.
>>1577063> Not just Roarke in a wig
>>1578347Truly, a more terrifying visage there never was
>>1578347>Roarke having to get his hair in a bun under a wigIt'd be as big as his head.
Ahh, almost forgot the last one. Been a bit busy today, but I am ready for the night. https://anonimag.es/image/JT9sFwG
CONTESTANTS, TAKE YOUR PLAAAACES!
>>1579076Right. I'm here.
>>1579076alive. But gimme half hour to get me to a real pc
>>1579143We'll start when you do that.
>>1579076OH MY GOD THE GAME IS ON!
>>1579195While we wait, I would like to thank everyone for the tournament. It was probably stressful at points, but I did have a good time with every fight. I am grateful for that and I hope my fights were entertaining to watch.
>>1579242Hear, hear. I'm back. Let's get this show on the road.
>>1579293Right. How are we going to do this, you bringing out your sword?
>>1579242Same. For all the stress and salt this brought, it was all worth it.
>>1579242>>1579293Yes, it's been one hell of a ride, and I only wish I could've done more with everyone's characters. It's time, gentlemen, at last it's time for the final battle.
>>1579298Sword. No one wants to watch 3 turns of Gundam kiting from afar.
>>1579242It was a lot of fun, but I'm happy its over.
>>1579318Right right. Going Guardian, but I am throwing away everything except my beam axe, including my shield arm if possible. This is going to be a clash either way after all.>>1579317My blood is hot and my mind is clear. Defeat or Victory, I will revel in this.
>>1579317It was lot of fun! I will miss it...But hey, you don't actually need to kill everyone as soon as the arc ends, some of them will probably still be around after this, and the other can always appear agains if there is a reason to.Well... The only thing I'm dissapointed about is that I thought that this was going to end in a multiple squad fight for our lives against SOUL MP with people exploding left and right... But maybe that was a void threat...
>>1579340So I'm fighting a one armed space bandit?
>>1579395Imagine for one second what a godawful clusterfuck multi-squad combat would be.
>>1579399Well, Lady Luck is whom I consider my true Rival in life, so it feels funny to be called that.
>>1579317My only regret is making the Blitz such a one trick pony.
On a side note, I can't believe we don't have Queen's Flash on the playlist.
>>1579430Don't feel bad Blitz anon, you did almost rekt the Lightning if it weren't for a single roll of the dice
>>1579419Yep, but it could be interscalated between main characters battles, the waifu squad, and ship combat, for multi episode all-out battle against another faction.It would be a hell of an ending for the arc....But to be true I half expected that you were going to try to kill half of us before the end of something... Everything just looked too "OK" to be true...
>>1579430Hey, don't be so down, you were one of my favorites from the moment you began working on that design, I'm proud of you kouhai.
>>1579438Look closer Lenny https://pastebin.com/BQ756VLe
>>1579462To be fair, I see many of the NPCs here either not actively fighting, or going back to their lives. Inari, Sagi's pilot, the venus kid, ect.Patches I just see ending up in a hole for selling fake jewelry to the wrong people. Given the kick you could say.
>>1579482>implying Patches won't be around to try to con Roarke's kids>implying Patches won't look exactly the same as if no time had passed for him>implying he won't be a robo-spider
The Dutchman is cleaned up, its arm restored and readied, in less time than anyone thought possible, and at last, the end of the tournament arrives. This time, the guardians each represent a different fighting style. Walkure's missiles to the north, the Fiddler's sword furthest south, and in the center the Blitz chugs along with its mighty cannon.“Ladies and gentlemen, I must confess, if I was capable of feeling silly I'd feel that way right now. After all, you know who these two are. Maxwell Hammer's Dutchman with its versatility and the pilot's tactical acumen, facing down James McClintock's ADF-01 Lightning with its unrelenting power and the pilot's peerless courage! Both of them have struggled hard to get this far, facing even battles, outright mismatches, the fulfillment of grudges, and even duels against their close friends! It all comes down to this, folks! Don't miss one second of it! Who will win it all? The Dutchman, adept at seizing victory by the horns, or the juggernautish Lightning? Let's find out!” The Archen points skyward, and golden fireworks erupt all around as the two mecha rise to take their places, “Come on and SLAM!”Mimicking its tactic from the last fight, the Dutchman throws aside everything but its beam axe, and ejects that arm. The holoscreens all project simultaneous greenlights, and the two mecha roar forward! There's nothing more to say, no more inner monologue. Both men are determined to win, and win at all costs. There's just no other way forward.>[1d10+1 Dutchman, 1d10 Lightning]
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>1579492Time for URA-ing.
>>1579482I figure Marciana might stick around to do some damage control, I put that damage control package in her mech for a reason
Rolled 8 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>1579492Time to fly. Silver or Gold, let's Rock.
>>1579492Wait, why do none of the guardian's letters match their mechs?
>>1579510Thanks. Moving in, full thrust of 12 and walking to get to 1412
What's the momentum rules again?
>>157953512 max to start, then you go further the next turn. You can walk 2 at your weight for free and it doesn't seem to affect momentum.
>>1579535You can only go up to 12 MA on your first turn, after that it's 24, then 36 and so on.IIRC free move doesn't count towards that, but I could be wrong.
>>1579526Because I forgot to save again before I uploaded it.
>>1579492>>1579552Alright, moving towards 1504 facing 1505
Rolled 1 + 18 (1d10 + 18)>>1579582Right then. This is it. I am burning both Boost and luck for my first of two blows. Boosting to 16 MA for one, final Zig Zag rush to 1404. Weapon Charge, so this is a -3 penalty. 6 luck. +1 WA weapon. +1 weight difference. 18 to my roll. He has a dodge and a parry with his plus 1 blade. After this, will just be a regular swing.So, McClintlock; GRIT YOUR TEEEEEEEEEEEEEETH!
Updated map, and the Dutchman's turn again!
Rolled 9 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>1579616Witness! +4 Luck to dodge
>>1579640Forgot the bloody pic.
>>1579640>4 luck>when 2 would have guaranteed a dodgeWelp.
Rolled 9 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>1579640Heh.. the worst outcome. But I made you burn luck. Thats fine. One last attack then. Using up that 1 luck. +1 Wa, +1 difference. +16 attack to the CHESSSTO!
>>1579654He has a +13 bonus. The minimum to guarantee a dodge would be 5.
Rolled 1 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>1579661+2 Luck to dodge
Rolled 9 + 13 (1d10 + 13)>>1579661Fffffuuuuu. One more to parry
>>1579683>>1579683BAAAAAAAANZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIII>tfw you are the only storm dragon cheering for the dutch
>>1579683By one. I beat you by one. Your +1 with parry and +1 with luck. Beam axe is 9. EMW goes through your armor.
Zaku pulling no damn punches.
>>1579696Torso has 4 SP, 8K.Remaining is 1SP, 1K
>>1579661>>1579677>>1579683That's a hit! That's a finishing blow! BY ONE!
>>1579713EMWs ignore 4 SP.
>>1579663Its okay, I'm used to the modifier not including the luck expenditure in it. I'll go cry now.
>>1579727GG Man. You did well. Be proud of yourself.>>1579717Alright. Well then... ZAKU PRIDE! WORLD WIDE! SEIG ZEON!
>>1579726Rosita Onee-chan! Can I begin with the Fireworks!?>[OPEN MISSILE SILOS]>Mech is Banzaiing to the sky in a way simillar to what Magnarus ocasionally does.
Well, knew it was gonna be this way. But at least it's over. Time to go back into the shadows again. It was a good run, Walter and Buddy, but it's time to go. Wonder where this quest will take them.
Dutch won? great news!
>>1579763Yeah... You are right... when this finnaly closes it will be time for me to go too... I can just wonder about where will this story carry the characters we created to...But you know, that was an amazing existence while it lasted, It couldn't have ended ina better way, even if I losed in the first round.
>>1579753And with this, Maxwell Hammer is officially promoted to Captain status (although he's still considered an Iron Kestrel rather than something separate like the Storm Dragons) and given governorship of 16-Psyche.
>>1579395everyone who got out of cockpit screen time is probably sticking around.
>>1579818They'll be around like Duncan, Athena, and Yazan are around.
>>1579799Does he gets a boost to his skills? Is he 17 at piloting now?
>>1579799The future generation and the mecha production line are in good hands. I'll still make designs and loadouts too, even with the name of. Though, I have one request as a player. In the factory, I would like a statue of the Dutchman. As testiment of kestrel design and how one must always... Respect the Robot.
>>1579834yeah, thats what I meant
>>1579799Gratz. Thinking of Io Fleming as Captain gives me the shudders.
>>1579845Lets be honest here, even If you had gone out in the first round we would still be making Dutchmen. Invoking the Zaku II will do that.
>>1579860Better than Captain Bodvarson
>>1579868>"Sir, someone just jumped into the sector, should we hail them?">Is already in his mecha charging straight at the enemy ships
>>1579868> Jarl Bodvarson will raid Luna if Jarl Bodvarson Damn well pleases!
>>1579868I'd actually shudder to think about a Captain Sato dangerously drifting a ship next to stuff.
“Lightning, strike!”“Fly, my Dutchman!”The two pilots cry out as they charge towards each other, thrusters blazing. There's no avoidance, this time, no complex strategies, simply raw speed and power. The contrails of their thrusters seem almost to describe an offset yin-yang symbol, as the Dutchman circles right to land at the base of the central hill while the Lightning circles north, back to a wall and facing a trench. Once again, its huge sword glitters in its hands. “Hit it, Roarke.” Red Siren says quietly.“It's time, isn't it?” Roarke Starwind agrees. 'I've paid my dues...Time after time...I've done my sentence...but committed no crime!' Freddie Mercury's voice rings out over the loudspeakers. “The hell? Music this time?” McClintock scratches his head. Maxwell just smiles and shakes his head, unsurprised. 'And bad mistakes...I've made a few.' The guitar kicks in, and Freddie's voice gains intensity.'I've had my share of sand kicked in my face but I've come through!'The Dutchman and Lightning close on each other. Just like every other fight the Lightning has been in...it comes down to one ultimate blow. Only this time, its sword doesn't strike first. Maxwell isn't just fighting for himself. He's fighting for a girl. He's fighting for his kids. He's fighting for the sake of everything that matters to him.The axe speaks, once, missing the parrying blade of the red-and-white mech by less than a foot...and the Lightning breaks in two, James McClintock smiling with resignation as he ejects, “I don't need to win them all to be the champ.” He sighs, “Alright, you squirt of a witch...” He contacts the Walkure, and makes a proposition. Hell, he's a damned good pilot, he'll make a damned good pirate too.'And I need to go on and on and on and on!'“THE DUTCHMAN!” Red Siren roars, “THE DUTCHMAN HAS DONE IT! MAXWELL HAMMER IS THE TOURNEY CHAMPION!” 'WEEEEEEE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, MY FRIENDS!AND WE'LL KEEP ON FIGHTING TILL THE END!WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!' Freddie pours his heart out as the Dutchman strikes a victory pose. A posse of Harpies fly down from the wings. One re-attaches the Dutchman's arm, two more place a giant nanofiber cape of vivid black with a collar of gold laurel leaves and the Iron Kestrels emblem on its back around the green mech's shoulders.'No time for losers! 'Cause we are the champions...of the wooooorld!' In the background, Akai is firing all missiles, letting off a celebratory volley. Mai smiles, and does the same, plumes of light exploding everywhere.[Continued]
>>1579845You have my missiles.
>>1579845I hope to be as good as you as an pilot one day senpai... Please honor me with an duel in the future!>>1579882In fact, I would love to see that.
The song continues as the Dutchman does a victory lap before the cheering crowds, before taking a knee in front of the two tourney referees. The Knuckle Kaiser stands up, Roarke Starwind's voice echoing across the comms, “Well done, my friend. Maxwell Hammer, I am officially raising you to the rank of Captain in the Iron Kestrels.”“I need no ship, Admiral, all I want is a place for the parentless children of the belt, a haven for those whose lives have been splintered by the galaxy's cruelties.” Maxwell responds, quietly.Neither of them can hear the kids chanting their mentor's name, or see the hope in the eyes of the remaining Green Skulls orphans...but it's there. “And you shall have it. In lieu of the Goshawk, I declare your governorship over the asteroid 16-Psyche's twin colonies, charging you with the responsibility of repairing the damaged one and making them both fit places for habitation. Rise. Your triumph was exceptional. Tonight, put your troubles behind you...” The Knuckle Kaiser spreads its arms wide, “Eat! Drink! Be merry! Tomorrow, serious business is afoot, so for tonight lose yourselves in revelry!”Akai, meanwhile, frantically turns down the volume on Captain Oda-sama's loud and enthusiastic assent to the message she just sent. McClintock was always welcome to become a Storm Dragon with that katana...but the need for a First Mate with some experience and strength was quite apparent. She does her best, but she's in no hurry to be anything but Bosun, a position she's quite good at in her own opinion. Mostly because she's kawaii.[Tourney Arc, end]
>>1579845>>1579930I think you owe me a duel as well
>>1579946>>1579930Perhaps some time in the future. I would certainly look forward to it. But for now, the name comes off. My merits have spoken loudly, I don't need the name anymore.Grow well! Learn as much as you can! Think carefully, and surprise those who you face. Dutchanon.. OUT!
>>1579930Of course you would. But it's a flashy, yet high-risk tactic, so rule of cool applies.
I love you guys, I love you Wong, I love this Zaku... This was a great ride.>>1579937>Mostly because she's kawaii.Best Ending.>>1579965You will always be a inspiration to me senpai.
>>1579937True ending unlocked!
>>1579937>>1579969Wew what an Arc! I think it's about time i return to anonymity. Was a fun ride, look forwards to see what the future holds for all three of our PC's
>>1579989>>1579946Me too, a Final toast for Chivalry!BANZAI!
>>1579893Does Skunk and McClintock gain anything for reaching second and third place?
>>1580005a lifetime supply of weed killer and an engraved forehead protector hand crafted by Oda, respectively
>>1580022>tfw Skunk mowing the lawn is just him burning his front yard
>>1579937Thanks of Running WongThat was a hell of a rideI suppose it is time to return to being nameless At least until we get shipped into another Mecha designing frenzy I still say there is a serious lack of ELO songs in our play lists
>>1579717While I was rooting for the Lightning, I knew the Dutchman was destined for greatness.Good game, everyone. and now that the Tournament is officially over, I will fade back to anon status.
>>1580158The 1s and 9s dice rolls were insane.
>>1579999better late then never, I guess. https://pastebin.com/mbeWD9VS16 weapons from YHMA, If you still feel like putting together a list of player made weapons.
Oh, right. Game resumes Friday.
>>1580069>having a lawn>leaving yourself open to greenman weapons disguised as grassnever gonna make it.
>>1580750>tfw yard doesn't explicitly mean grassy area or an area with greeneryHis yard could be concrete slabs for all you know. Don't jump to conclusions now y'hear.
>>1580812How would you mow concrete slabs?Actually having a lawn made of stone grass sounds pretty metal.
>>1580832Make it obsidian so kids will stay off the lawn.
>>1580832Seeing as he'd be using a flamethrower as per the greentext, with fire. Would sterilize please your autism more?Who the fuck even mows their lawns even more, honestly? Old people. And by old people I mean those senior citizens who aren't yet invalid. Fuck having lawns. I'm not increasing my water bill for some fucking grass I never look at. I have dirt. Dead dirt. And some sand. Buying a fuckin' lawn mower, who can afford that?
>>1580855I mow my lawn. All the rain means we dont have to water it as well. I do live out in the back of nowhere countryside though to be fair.
>>1580873I haven't seen it rain in weeks. And before that it was like, a month. Ain't got no liquid out here. Sucks. Good news is there's a chick-fil-a the next city over.
>>1580888One summer it rained almost every day. Good times.
>>1580897Mmm. It's been storming lately. Every week we get some rain and some thunder. Its nice.
>>1580897I'd be afraid to go out in summer heat when it's raining. Don't want to get cooked by the hellwater from the sky kek. I can say though that there are no natural disasters out here save for flooding when it does decide to rain hard. And really fucking shitty drivers who don't know how to drive in rain or snow. But otherwise no faultline here, don't get high enough winds for tornados, hurricanes can't reach even if they tried.
>>1580855as someone who did landscaping for one summer, I can confirm that lawns are overrated
>>1580905>>1580916I haven't seen a storm in about 3 years. Just regular miserable gray rain.
>>1579937Inari salutes you Maxwell Hammer.
>>1583568Well, victories aside, I hope the banquet and partying doesn't cause trouble. Security would be tightest around Roarke and the finalists, but the others might not be so lucky. Think our would be assassin will strike twice?
I went back through the threads and took down how each of the tournament mechs did in terms of attacks made, dodges made, etc,because I was bored and thought it seemed interesting. Its not 100% accurate but whatever.https://pastebin.com/WNSqiWsVThe two knights pretty much stole the show in my opinion.
>>1585184In fact if I had to guess its around 70% accurate. It was a bit confusing to work out what was happening sometimes, especially in the early threads.
>>1585184They were about equal in terms of gear, tactics, and luck. With that sort of situation, it becomes a slug fest.
>>1585590Yeah but damn, check those dodges. Sunbro also spent most of the fight with no head.
>>1580179>https://pastebin.com/WNSqiWsVI want to do it, but my pastebin hasn't been working lately, does anyone knows how to get around that problem?
>>1586689Whats wrong with it?
>>1586711My computer just seems unable to connect to the any pastebin page. Except in rare and random ocassions that never last long.I could do it by cellphone, but Inari-sama knows how hard that is.
>>1587104Sounds odd alright. What if you connected to the internet on your pc through your phone?
>>1586593That is true.Also, I did some calculations of our fight. Converting the MA into meters and the actions into seconds, for 1 minute and 30 seconds, the Dutchman was going 432 km/h. Which is 268.432 miles per hour. For a minute and a half, it was tied for the Third Fastest Race care in the world.
>>1587405wait, forgot the extra walking speed. 468 km/h and 290.8 mph. Faster than the fastest race car.
>>1587420Gotta go fast man. I think the templar went the fastest overall but that didst really work out that well for him.
>>1587116Let me see...>>1587428It would have worked if I knew about Weapon Charge back then.
>>1591807Weapon charge was a pretty big game changer for many of us. It added a neat use for low kill, but high accuracy weapons. I have been working on some designs that properly use it, with the machine having a natural 32 MA and a high acc beam axe.It ALSO allowed me to look at weapon mounts and use them as thruster platforms. An idea that could further boost the Kaiser's speed and make up for lack of space.
>>1593286I have started looking at mechariders after I saw that they could carry 5 times their weight in mechs rather than just 1. Could be a handy utility thing to cart around a squad.
>>1593297Aye. It makes me wonder if things like reactive shields or the reentry system could be fitted onto them. A drop pod for going knuckle deep in the enemy's territory.
>>1593302They can. You just build them like a normal mech.
>>1593381I mean if they would protect the mechs riding it. That way, the riding mechs don't need it. Also, might make a Dutchman Custom for Maxwell. Give it a extra 40 cp and some extra tricks.
>>1593542Pretty sure they do protect the mechs onboard but that would require a ruling from Wong.Orbital Drop Pods make sense though. Although, it might actually just be more cost-effective to make a reusable dropship.My new pet project is this thing. A Roadstriker scale transformable mech unit capable of entering and leaving atmosphere. Comes with a sword and twin autocannons. I just don't know how to represent the invincibility dodge.
>>1593579WHoops, forgot the picture.
Do we have any other ship submissions? Because I put two out but I don't remember anyone elses.Here's the one named after Clemmy:Farragut-Class Destroyer: Stats:Heavy Striker Hull (1000 Kills, 10 spaces all occupied) [ 5,000 CP ]Heavy Striker Armor (50 SP) [ 2,500 CP ] Weaponry: [ 5222 CP, 7 Spaces ]Fore Heavy Beam Battery (WA 0, 110 Hex range, 200K, 2525 CP, 3 Spaces, Forward 180-degree Arc only)Aft Heavy Beam Battery (WA 0, 110 Hex range, 200K, 2525 CP, 3 Spaces, Forward 180-degree Arc only)Deluxe CIWS (WA +0, 13 Hex range, 10K, 172 CP, Space 1, All-Around Arc, automatically attacks any hostile mech that enters range with no penalty and the equivalent of an infinite burst weapon effect) Subassemblies: [ 1500 CP, 2 spaces ]1 Passenger Space (250 people, 1 Space, 500 CP)1 Mecha Bay ( 25 Mecha, 1 space, 1000 CP ) Maneuverability: [ x.2, 1 Space ]Takes 5 Hexes of forward travel to change heading 60 degrees.Takes a -8 to hit mecha (except with CIWS)Mecha get +8 to hit it.Can fly 14 Hexes per turn, not counting the Microgate Projector. Total Cost: 17,066 CP
>>1593705I made two, but I'm not sure either's acceptable for the quest. Wong wouldn't tell me if they were or not.https://pastebin.com/HNjaDMrvhttps://pastebin.com/kA2TCc4mThe first one's from a mod for Starsector. Dutch gave me the idea for the Catapults on the second one.
>>1593579You could easily make something that can carry 4-5 mechs for 140 CP if you just want it to put them on a planet. Even more if you use weight inefficiency.
>>1593770Yeah, but spending 140 CP on a disposable dropship is wasteful. Ideally, you want something that can get the mechs onto the planet and get them off the planet. If you want something that JUST gets them on the planet, then it should be way cheaper.
>>1593778You probably could. The only problem is adding weight.
>>1593778Disregard the last one. This one has the right MA. https://pastebin.com/f6e7dd5h
>>1593832Honestly, that's pretty reasonable, seeing as it can enter atmosphere, stay in flight, release 5 or 6 (30-40 Ton) mechs, wait around for the mechs to return, and then exit atmosphere.It would be possible to make a stealth variant that carries 3 mechs for about the same cost, I think. Maybe.Alternatively, you could make a Smaller corvette scaled Mecharider and use the Sub-mecha configuration. Actually, how do the Pumpkinseed-II's control the tiny Jets they ride around on?
>>1593909Mechariders dont need a pilot, whoever rides it can just control it. Also that thing can carry 395 tons so about 10 30-40 ton mechs.
>>1593917I have no idea how I messed the math up on that. But you're right. It's actually great for orbital insertions, especially when you're pulling off a Normandy style invasion.You should make a smaller stealth variant too.
>>1593917Wait, why does it need a tail? Give it wings instead.
>>1593923Cheaper than two wings but still adds enough weight. Also it can try to entangle things I guess.
>>1593929You could get rid of the head and tail and just use the wings instead. It would get bonus MA then, which is more useful than trying to entangle things with a -9 MV. -11 when counting the B. Mod. from the booster pack.Gotta say, that thing is ungodly clumsy. It might be a better idea to downsize it.
>>1593937Speed and maneuverability isnt really meant to be its selling point. For transporting crap into orbit the heavier it is the better.
>>1593952That's the thing, if it's not maneuverable, it's going to get shot down easier. And if it gets shot down, then it's going to be taking 10 mechs with it. If you downsized it, not only would it be cheaper, but it would be harder to hit and wouldn't take as many mechs down with it if it gets shot down.
>>1593957Even if its 30 tons its still going to be at a -7 from being a mecharider and the boosterpack. Better off to make it big and tanky. Also good luck shooting something falling in orbit/moving 109 hexes a turn.
>>1593972There's no defense bonus or penalty for going super fast. You only get penalties to attack when going super fast.
>>1594006Makes it hard to get in range though.
>>1594013That is indeed true, but if it gets shot down while waiting for its mecha complement to do its thing, it would cause a number of issues. Technically, it's a great shuttlecraft as it gets its loads to the ground and back to orbit pretty reliably. For combat use, it's a bit less effective but I can see the uses. Ideally, it should just get its cargo to the ground, then leave the combat zone, and then come around later to pick them up. It can't provide any kind of air-support.Other Useful mechariders would be:A stealth reentry variant that drops 5 mechs for special forces operations.A single-mech re-entry Mecharider. Basically an ODST pod. No sensors, and only has thrusters to redirect movement, slow down above the target, and keep the pod going fast enough that flying mechs can't engage it. Might be cheap enough that it can be considered disposable but can also be retrieved after battles.
Anybody else think that the Weight Class naming system needs some work?
Forgot to add the boosters and stuff. Still cheaper. https://pastebin.com/UjyQUcVr>>1594066If you are fighting while riding one of those things you are doing it wrong. Let me see about a thing for one guy.>>1594071The entire thing needs some work.
>>1594066https://pastebin.com/0Kumkb8gI was going to make a fully disposable mecharider but then I realized it would be cheaper to just buy a re-entry package. Like around 4 times cheaper. I'm not even sure if a mecharider gives the rider the bonus of stealth or re-entry but its a fun idea. Its a pity there isnt more utility stuff you can do besides drop smoke and shit, I always think that stuffs fun. Guess I could look at EW systems.
>>1594137Yeah, the cloaking is the main advantage of that pod although >>1594081 is probably better for the kind of stealth mission where multiple mechs would need to be inserted.I suppose the single-mech stealth pod would be super-useful for the S-Betta.Incidentally, would it be a good idea to include thruster costs for a weapon to take into account modularity?
>>1597421The Betta could also just buy a re-entry package for cheaper. I dont know about weapons. I feel like you would need to put them on a pretty light mecharider for them to have a good chance to hit or make them blast missiles or something.
>>1597433Oh, right. That's how re-entry packages are supposed to work in the first place.Maybe give the stealth pod a Booster Pack for stealthy exfiltration too?For the weapons, I was honestly thinking that they should have built-in thrusters to off-set the weight when they're picked up. Bookkeeping-wise, the thruster cost should be listed next to the weapon itself.
>>1591807It was my internet provider, having to use a VPN now...But well, let us begin with the Kestrel Armory.