Previous thread:>>1781431Glory to Alainn!You are Cathal Rathais, one of the chosen elite, the 13th Legion, scouting a world 4231 years after your country won the Grand War and placed itself in cryostasis to allow the planet to recover.You have assumed the false name "Ace Locke" for your hunter identity. So far, only two people have seen through it, one of which can read minds.A Faerie from an alternate world has altered your body, making you appear much younger.so far you have:>Updated your bunker database>registered to the Hunter's guild (and flirted with the receptionist)>Recruited Pisteia, the Mercenary Princess (Knight)>Completed Nissa Estalise's quest>Eliminated a raider stronghold>Taken control of Outpost Charlie and looted it.>Repaired a Raider buggy>Repaired the lift to the outpost garage>Secured an Otharthurian Outrider>Secured a Patrol tank>Met with the Archivum>Got a lot of money>Went to Lethbridge>Discovered and recruited fellow 13th legion soldier Almeda Irnan (Adriana Hammer)>Acquired quest from Captain Hendrick to obtain his ship.>Entered the Ruined Ollamic City of Kantrel>Secured an Ollamic luxury floatcar>Looted the underground city of Kantrel>Secured Terminal 48 and renamed her Artoria.>Obtained a large cargo ship>Repaired the tank, moved vehicles to ship.>Recruited a mercenary dragon hunter temporarily>You slew a blood dragon>you obtained a plot of land and are building a rather large palace and homes atop it.>You traveled to Inisvale in Inis Duchy>You recruited Clark Howard Thule, conduit of forgotten gods.>You observed the current base of FEATHER forces>You recruited Uriel 'Rumor,' the bard of phantasms.>gained party member ???? the ????????????>Did battle with a faerie>Recruited Dr. Alleria Trost, Shapeshifting Scientist and FEATHER director.>Recruited Lily Tekel Trost, Eldritch shapeshifter.>Brokered an alliance between FEATHER and Alainn>Killed Duchess Inis>destroyed Garvelton's operations in a major battle>Gave Inis duchy to FEATHER.>Turned in items for reward from the Archivum.>Traveled to Dise duchy.>took part in harvest festival of Vor'Ma preparations.>Spent harvest festival with Almeda>Went to Titan's Arm mountains.>Obtained an airship>Went to Sky Fortress Lothos>Entered Professor Trost's Lab>Activated modified golem>Met the madman and Vee>Was cured of fae influence>Helped Professor Trost take control of the Skyfortress>Agreed to visit Earth>Freed Artoria from her programming>Returned to Inis Duchy to gather party members>continues
>>1792375The following is information you have collected:>The Archivum is a worldwide network of academic nature that is studying the ruins of the past. They pay well for artifacts.>Nissa went to Lethbridge to return to Korlanis>the 14th legion turned on Alainn and are now the raiders under the orders of a general>There is a city called 'Korlanis' Where Nissa came from.>Kantrel fell apart underground due elitism and pale horrors lurking in the underground sea>Ollam used humans as nodes of their data network>A very prolific Archivum archaeologist might have an idea about who you are.>Clark was present during the disaster of Otharthur that led to the ban of magic.>An Anomaly in Inis forest is producing strange things.>Pisteia is a princess>Clark can read people's minds>Uriel is Garvelton's son>The garrison of Graggen is part of the military of the country the duchies are part of>Faerie exist in another world and can pass through anomalies.>FEATHER has come from somewhere not of this world and bear weapons comparable to Alainn.>Alleria is a fae, and her daughter is a shapeshifting creature.>Alleria, Lily and Clark are stabilizing Inis and repurposing it for FEATHER.>You need to remove the turrets in your fort.>Jeremy Trost appears shortly after the Flying Specter does.>Garvelton got away during your battle.>Harvest Festival is in celebration of Vor'Ma, a god of an Alainn religion.>Almeda went to the Grand General (your glorious leader) directly just to be deployed in the same area and time as you.>Jeremy Trost left behind crops.>Dragon Rangers are interfering with Archivum activities in Titan's Arm>Raiders have a main base in Titan's Arm.>Vee is destroying golems in Lothos.>Jeremy's laboratory is filled with fae dust from killing fae. A pale horror was destroyed almost instantly.>Jeremy's laboratory bears patterns and tech that is impossible.>The Flying Specter is in Lothos.>Jeremy Trost is afraid of FEATHER is tracking you, and has infiltrated the Hunter's Guild.>Jeremy Trost is the Madman>Vee is an android>Anomalies connect to another Earth.>Anti-fae weaponry exists, Jeremy makes it.>FEATHER has rapidly altered InisCurrent tasks:>Go to Earth and recover Jeremy Trost's materials.Current factional standing displayedYour current score:Land Claimed: Koro Duchy Manor.Vehicles obtained: 4 (+1 extra)Airships: (Unnamed) - Archivum cargo airshipPermanent party members obtained: 7 (3 unavailable)Allied factions: FEATHERHarvest Festival Partner: Almeda Irnan>Memento: Vor'Ma's Tankards. - an item you and Almeda have one each of from the same set. It is an omen of a strong bond between the owners if both tankards are from the same set.>continuing
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>>1792285>>1792321You enter the Archivum structure and are greeted with a blast of climate-controlled air. The humidity of outside had been lost on you, but now you feel cool.You are greeted by a man and a woman. The woman bears brown robes, but the man bears blue with red inside."Ah, welcome! You are Ace, right? How is the airship?"You gaze around, the structure seems empty."Those FEATHER soldiers made this, but they have yet to tell us how any of what they have works. It's pretty frustrating to see all that technology and not know a bit about it..." The man crosses his arms, "They just told us how to control the air and lights in here.""New shipments of Archivum materials are due by airship. Until then it's just us..." The woman apologizes.>Thank them and leave (choose shops or operations)>How do the FEATHER people treat you guys?>How has the city coped with the changes?
>>1792381>>How has the city coped with the changes?
>>1792381>How has the city coped with the changes?
>>1792375Yo OP, why do you start threads so often? You don't need to worry about a new one until the thread hits page 9 which usually takes a week or so atleast
>>1792794[threads autosage after 3 days.]
>>1792386>>1792395>>1792407>>1792732"How has the city handled these changes?""The whole place has been pretty lifeless since Garvelton industries was driven away. Almost like everyone was puppets with their strings cut." Strange... Garvelton had a bigger influence than you thought."What does that mean exactly?""They were listless. The FEATHER soldiers could order them to do anything and they'd just sort of do it. It seems some sort of foul magic was at play here..." Well, that's certainly in line with what Clark said...>Thank them and leave (choose shops or operations)>How do the FEATHER people treat you guys?
>>1792954>>How do the FEATHER people treat you guys?
>>1792960>>1792981>>1793075"How has FEATHER treated you?""Well, I haven't had any negative interactions with them... it's more like a greeting and farewell if anything. They seem to ignore us unless we try to sneak into things..." FEATHER seems to operate like any military group then."No altercations?""No, they actually rebuilt this structure for us. Quite nice of them, but the methods were..." The man frowned, "Nonmagical but alarmingly quick." Alainn could do the same, probably prefabricated structures."Since FEATHER is militant, it's probably best not to snoop into their operations. It's more likely for your safety." You warn.>thank them and head to shops.>thank them and head to FEATHER operations.
>>1794901>>thank them and head to shops.
>>1794927>>1794965You thank the Archivum workers and leave for the shops. The boutiques and shops are the same as before, but the guild hall has been remade entirely.One of the shops has some rather strange-looking objects and flickering lighting.>Look at strange shop>Enter guild hall
>>1795112>>Look at strange shop
>>1795122>>1795156You enter the unusual shop. The owner is not present, but Clark appears to be browsing the store. He has a small statue of some bird-human hybrid in his hand."...and this one is authentic." he rips the magic from it with one hand and clenches his fist around it. He then notices you."Ah! If it isn't my old compatriots. Welcome back to Inis. As you can see, Alleria has been remaking it quite rapidly. I've finished clearing all of the major effects, and the remainder should die out soon. What can I assist you with?">What has Alleria been up to?>What are you doing in here?>We'd like it if you could come with us again.
>>1795420>>What has Alleria been up to?>>What are you doing in here?
>>1795437"Have you paid attention to what Alleria has been up to?""The fae? She secured the anomaly. A faerie intruded, but she killed it instantly before she took the area. She also posted notices at the guild for finding someone called Professor Jeremy Trost." Clark shrugged, "Other than that, she seems to be setting up a technological power base here in Inis, so I doubt any fae are going to corrupt anything here soon." Clark places the statue back on the shelf, "Quite unusual for a powerful fae... Technically it weakens her."You frown, it's hard to tell who to back in this sibling conflict. Alleria has helped you and appears to oppose the fae, Whereas Jeremy seems to also threaten the fae and has been nothing if not friendly."What are you doing in here, Clark?""Ah, I told you I was an enforcer of the forgotten magic, yes? I am destroying the magical aspect of dark artifacts in this shop. That way we don't get another Garvelton gallivanting about." He pauses, staring at Vee."Oh my... What an intriguing friend you've brought. I can feel some corruption of both our magic and fae magic, but a nonliving shell... Oh... THAT is new." Clark grins before turning to you, "It's rare I see such a thing.">What exactly do you see regarding her?>Alleria killed a faerie? Isn't she one herself, though?>Are these artifacts common?>We'd like you to come with us again.
>>1795548>>What exactly do you see regarding her?>>Alleria killed a faerie? Isn't she one herself, though?>>Are these artifacts common?
>>1795572"What exactly do you see?" This question leads Clark to draw in close to you, grinning."Ah, well, entities like myself... we consider that little bit of corruption on an unliving thing as a spark of life. I haven't seen it for a long time." Just how old is Clark? You get the feeling he'd never tell you, "The more it grows the more lifelike she'll get. She's grown a bit from what I can see.""Isn't Alleria a fae? Why would she kill a faerie?""Mmm, she's a very powerful one. I would say that she would possibly be the third most powerful fae you could encounter, but she acts far more... human. Fae are whimsical and sporadic. She follows patterns and subtleties." He glances down at the anti-fae weapon on you, "I hope you aren't planning on destroying her. I'll have no part in that battle.""Ah, well, that's not really something under consideration currently..." Or is it? "Are those dark artifacts common?""Mercifully, no. A little shop like this will often have one or two fakes. A real one is incredibly rare. This one undoubtedly reached this store due to Garvelton's influence. I've destroyed most of them over the years.">We intend to go to through the Anomaly, will you come with us?>Why would you opt out of battling her if it comes to that?>Leave for (airtower, operations, or guild hall)
>>1795646>We intend to go to through the Anomaly, will you come with us?>Why would you opt out of battling her if it comes to that?
>>1795669>>1795703>>1795738"Why would you opt out of fighting Alleria if it came to that?" He was all for fighting her when you met...Clark removes his glasses, cleaning them as he explains, "In my position, one of the most important aspects is loyalty." Something you can certainly agree with, "Alleria fought beside be to free this region from dark influences, as did you. Neither you, nor she had any obligation to do so, unlike me. Since it's something like my job to regulate the flow of such magic, I would have done this all alone." He placed the glasses back, "After you left, she continued to aid me, even though the threat to her was now absent. I take great care to not betray my allies."You feel a bit guilty for considering destroying Alleria."W-we'll get to the reason we came here now. We intend to enter the anomaly. Would you come with us?""Oh? Well, I'm just about done here, I don't mind rejoining you for the time being." Clark responds.>Clark Thule, the forgotten demigod, has rejoined your party."Might I ask, will we be gathering Alleria as well?""I'm not necessarily sure that's a good idea...""Ah, this has to do with the little one, doesn't it?" He shoots a glance at Vee, "Very well."With Clark retrieved, you exit the shop.>Head to airtower>Head to guild hall>head to operations center
>>1795941>>Head to guild hall
>>1792887Yes and? With the boards speed threads don't fall off the board for a week or more, autosage doesn't do anything but stop the thread from bumping to the front page.
>>1796002The other boards make new ones when theirs autosage too. I fail to see why that isn't an issue for them but is an issue for this one.
>>1795945The guild hall has gotten the same treatment as the Archivum building. It's far more spacious inside, though, and seating around plants fills the main room.There is no receptionist still, but the bulletin board contains requests. None of the hunters from before are present. in fact, the room seems pretty empty. A notice on the receptionist desk states the Hunter's Guild is currently working on restaffing this branch.>View requests>leave for airtower>leave for operations center
>>1796017Because their thread gets deleted in a day or so whereas on qst you can still use that thread for much longer, you've still got 2+ threads up on this board, and bump limit is at 300 posts...
>>1796067>>1796322You reach the board. Almost every request has been printed out by a machine save one. The written request is from Graggen, it's about moving goods to the Otharthur Desert.The rest are scouting missions investigating various regions. The Northern wastes, the green forests, and Otharthur Desert. Another is a request to locate The Madman. Alleria is trying everything to locate Jeremy, it seems.Titan's arm is notably not on the list. There's also a quest to capture a dragon. Looks like FEATHER is going to be at odds with the dragon rangers soon.>Take request (list which one)>leave for airtower>leave for operations center
>>1796388>>leave for airtower
>>1796412>>1796416You've decided your business is finished in Inis. Climbing the tower, you step onto your airship once more. The aircraft's engines whine as you take off."I'm impressed you got one of these..." Clark states as he strolls around the deck, "A cargo ship like this is prized by merchants and the Archivum. You must have done something very special for them to give this up.">Fly to your property (deactivate the turrets)>Fly to Byr>Fly to Lothos (Jeremy Trost's Anomaly)
>>1796550>Fly to your property (deactivate the turrets)Wrap this up real quick.
>>1796550>>Fly to your property (deactivate the turrets)Needs to be done.
>>1796557You lower your craft down at your property. The work crew watches anxiously.You stride into the outpost. The turrets beep in confirmation upon seeing you, allowing you to pack them away.>You have collected 2 Alainn Deployable TurretsWith your task done, you allow the crew to begin reconstruction efforts. Your airship lifts off the ground, Flying to your next destination: Jeremy's flying city.Upon docking, Jeremy greets you, "Welcome back! Lovely airship, by the way. I've prepped the anomaly's coordinates for your excursion."You are all set for your mission.>You can move the anomaly?>Travel to Earth.
>>1796705>You can move the anomaly?ALSOWhat exactly supplies and materials are we looking for?
>>1796705>>You can move the anomaly?
>>1796736>>1796747"...You can move the anomaly?""I can change the coordinates it opens out to, yes." Jeremy corrects, "It takes a while but I have 5 pre-locked ones I can swap it out to.""...alright, so the supplies and materials... What exactly are we looking for?""Ah, right, I need my old tech from my field lab. The hidden section, mind. There is also a few materials you miiiiight have to pick up from my old workplace... Lab 3.""...What's in lab 3?""A few prototypes, a dozen notes on anomalies, and a stash of raw materials. Don't worry, Vee will provide ample assistance.""In other words, I will be your on-site expert and guide. Please take care of me and I will do the same for you." Vee states, "Now there is little time to waste.">Travel to Earth>Should we be concerned about anything in Lab 3?>How are you sure your secret lab is intact?
>>1797469>Should we be concerned about anything in Lab 3?>How are you sure your secret lab is intact?Anything else to watch out for or warn us about that could be a problem if we are not informed about it? Like for example hidden auto turrets that can turn invisible, other worldly monsters that cannot be harmed by our weapons etc?
>>1797549>>1797521"Should we be concerned about anything in Lab 3?""Eh, I sabotaged the place when I left. It was a bioweapons lab. I doubt they have anything left that could threaten your group. Most of the place should be smashed..." Jeremy shrugs."...what about your secret lab, are you sure it's intact?""Please, I put an excellent passcode in place and placed it VERY inconspicuously. You'd have to find my secret storeroom and THEN the secret lab is inside it. I am a master of stealth." You doubt this master of stealth... his latest hidden base is a flying city. If anything, there's a good chance his secret lab might have some resistance around it."Vee will take you back if things get too hard, or when you're done, alright?">Travel to Earth>...wait, bioweapons? You made bioweapons?
>>1797577>Travel to Earth
>>1797650>>1797674You stand before the ripple in the air, hesitantly. It isn't until Vee strides right into the anomaly. You take a brief glance at your party."Oh, come now." Clark smirks, walking in after her. You decide to stride in next.Stale air hits you, dusty and somewhat polluted. Around you are ruined skyscrapers and destroyed roads and vehicles. Pisteia staggers through and blinks, looking around."What sort of place is this?"Artoria lets out a gasp, "There... there is no magic in this air."Vee turns back towards the group, her eyes glowing from under the brown hood, "No... There is no magic here. Only the fae have magic in this reality. Conserve your magic."Uriel frowns, glancing about, "What a dismal place. The northern wastes aren't even this miserable..."Vee looks back to the path and continues forward, "Many people lived here. It was polluted and noisy... I'll provide a map."The destruction reminds you of the Grand War. A burned out shell of a tank you can't recognize lies along the road.>What is this place?>Is the entire world like this?>Where are we supposed to go?
>>1797697>>Is the entire world like this?
>>1797697>What is this place?>Is the entire world like this?
>>1797701"Is the entire world like this?" You follow the android."No, several areas went unscathed, and the fae turn everything into magical forests. And by everything I do mean everything. People sleeping in the wastes might end up as plants or fruit as the faelands expand. Lucky ones end up as fae. As lucky as having your mind rewritten and body replaced is, that is..."Artoria blinks, rushing up to you, "S-sir, I'm getting a very strong FEATHER signal." Her projectors flicker with information.>You are in FEATHER-dominated airspace. FEATHER is able to provide the full extent of support. You may now call in airstrikes and supply drops while in this region.You pass a shantytown wedged between two buildings. Vee and Jeremy are present on posters. Vee is pictured with glowing red eyes and listed as 'The tiny juggernaut.' Jeremy on the other hand is "The Butcher of Lab 3." Vee keeps walking, hood down."Ignore the posters. They are bounties posted by the laboratories." She hands you a printed map, small, but legible.>Where are we, exactly?>Tell Vee to head to the field lab>Tell Vee to head to Lab 3>Ask about the other labs.
>>1797716>>Where are we, exactly?
>>1797714>>1797728"Where are we, exactly?""Well, nowadays it's a wasteland, though some claim it always was. Welcome to Southern California." Vee replies, "We're just outside the FEATHER territory, North of Los Angeles""So, near the faelands?""Relax, we hug FEATHER's territory and e can bypass the faelands and get to lab 3. Or we can cut through a small bit to get to the field lab. Your choice.">What about the other labs?>Let's go to lab 3>let's go to the field lab.
>>1797731>>What about the other labs?
>>1797731>>Let's go to lab 3
>>1797731>What about the other labs?>Let's go to lab 3
>>1797731>What about the other labs?
>>1797733>>1797780>>1797910>>1797946"We'll head to lab 3." Skirting along the edge of the ruined city, sometimes you see a jet streak over head, explosions blossoming in the massive forest sprawling on one side.The forest is strange. On occasion you spy a winged creature fluttering through it... You almost feel drawn to the forest."What about the other labs?""What other labs?""Lab 4 and 6... What of them?""Lab 6 was taken by Lab 4. They killed everyone and took all the resources. Lab 6 was a walker production lab. Many mechs were developed. Lab 4 is a cloning lab. They mass-produced soldiers. Now with 6's resources, they mass-produce piloted mechs... They are at war with FEATHER and the fae." Vee explains."...interesting.""what is it?""Lab 4's data traffic apparently stopped 5 days ago. FEATHER has no reports on successful assault... There's still mechs in action, but it seems their home base was destroyed not too long ago." Vee shakes her head.Hugging the coast, your party manages to avoid the fae.In the distance you note a FEATHER flying transport and some sort of camp.>Stop at FEATHER encampment>Continue to Lab 3
>>1798457>Continue to Lab 3We've got a android wanted by FEATHER for a huge reward in our party. I'll pass on chatting them up right now.
>>1798457>Continue to Lab 3
>>1798457>>Continue to Lab 3
>>1798682>>1798743>>1799032You opt out of the possibility of more reinforcements.you make your way to Lab 3 to find Feather fortifications... Destroyed fortifications, that is. Bullet holes riddle the entrance, which looks more like a hole that was blasted out from inside. Massive claw marks indicate a creature of some sort tearing apart the fortress...And then there are the bodies of armored FEATHER soldiers. You hadn't seen any of them die yet so it's a little jarring to see so many bodies. Most are... half-eaten. In the depths you see something stir. the flicker of abused lights reveals an undulating form. Vee takes a step back."#12... Chelsea." She says quietly."the... creature seems to have... only human DNA." Artoria whispers. It seems lab 3 isn't as inactive as Jeremy said... No, it seems to be VERY active.>Attack bioweapon #12 (Roll a d100, highest wins)>Go back to FEATHER encampment
>>1799180>>Go back to FEATHER encampmentFuck this shit we're out~
>>1799180>Attack bioweapon #12 (Roll a d100, highest wins)Let's see how this fucker likes the taste of Ollamic rifle rounds!
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>1799235Uhh, roll didn't post. Re-trying.
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>1799180>>Attack bioweapon #12 (Roll a d100, highest wins)
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>1799180>In the name of the Grand General! LET NONE SURVIVE! PURGE THE MUTANT! EXTERMINATE THE UNCLEAN! LET HOLY FIRE RAIN DOWN UPON THIS HEATHENISTIC AND UNHOLY ABOMINATION!
>>1799829The will of the Grand General is with us! Glory to Alainn!
>>1799235>>1799238>>1799709>>1799829>>1799845>Put it downGoal to reach: 85>89You unsling your rifle. This abomination will taste the fury of your nation! GLORY TO THE GRAND GENERAL! GLORY TO ALAINN!Almeda does the same. You rush forward."Okay, we're doing this then." Clark shrugs as he falls in behind you. The lack of magic seems to not apply to his powers. Vee's own powerful rifle is aimed.You fire a blistering hail of rounds at the monstrous creature. It lurches towards you, limbs unfurling as it lets out an inhuman screech. Your shots scorch the thick hide. Some even cause some deep wounds. Vee's shot makes a huge slash on the creature. Clark, on the other hand binds it with some sort of black magic chains.Pisteia hesitates, "If... if that thing is human, my sword won't do much to it."You continue to pour fire and fury into the thing.After a good deal of time and a lot of shots, the creature finally heaves and collapses, dead.Vee slips a few bullets onto her gun's magazine, "...And there lies the dreamer."The flickering hallways of lab 3 lie before you like a hungry maw.>Vee, did you... know that thing?>Press onward (d100)>Go to FEATHER encampment.
>>1800403>>Vee, did you... know that thing?
>>1800403>Vee, did you... know that thing?
>>1800408>>1800444"Vee... did you know that thing?""She was Chelsea. I don't know her last name. Subject #12. Frail, weak.... Loved fish tanks. Wanted to be an artist someday." Vee folds her rifle and attaches it to her back, "Of course, Jeremy thought beneficial results from the engineering of other bioweapons would benefit her, like the rest." She stares at the corpse of the monstrosity, "In actuality the 30 patients were chosen for ideal genetic malleability. #1 to #15 were completed. The rest were freed in our escape, but..." She stares at the dark hallway, "Dr. Krasis was always skilled at lying."Clark nods, "And I thought the fae were horrific."You have more questions, but it seems the answers lie inside. Vee's tone indicates she hates talking about it.>proceed onward (roll a d100)>go to FEATHER encampment
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>1800578>>proceed onward (roll a d100)
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>1800578>>proceed onward (roll a d100)
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>1800578>>proceed onward (roll a d100)In for a penny, in for a poundalso"Desperate times bring desperate measures. Inhumane results, but I can understand why they may have felt the need."
>>1800585>>1800587>>1800604"Desperate times call for desperate measures. Inhumane results, but I can understand why they may have felt the need."You head into the ruins of the laboratory. The lighting is dismal, holes in the ceiling light the place better than the damaged lights and flickering consoles.>38A camera tracks you. You hear the crackling of a speaker. A male voice can be heard."Oh my, more intruders, and #12 still couldn't repel them. Looks like a motley crew... is that a sword? A guitar? Heh. Well, you aren't FEATHER... how did you get past-"The camera focuses on Vee's hooded form."The Tiny Juggernaut herself. Did that traitor Jeremy finally die? Come back for some revenge?" A laugh cackles on the damaged speakers, "Your dear professor might have ruined a third of the lab, but we are still fully operational. Let's-" You hear voices talking, "Ah, yes, we'll send #15 after you then. It's time to finally get rid of you, disgusting robot."You hear something creak in the distance, and a bone-chilling roar."#15. George. Designed specifically to destroy heavy armor, and immune to medium and small arms fire. Speed is slow." Vee announced.You hear something breaking down one of the dark halls. Something big is coming towards you.>Open fire (roll d100) (Need a 90 or higher)>Deploy turrets and (pick another)>Pull back and go to FEATHER encampment
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>1800739>>Open fire (roll d100) (Need a 90 or higher)>>Deploy turrets and (pick another)Aim directly for his crooked brow, and look him straight in the eye!
>>1800739>Pull back and go to FEATHER encampmentDraw it to the FEATHER camp, let them fight it.
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>1800739>>Open fire (roll d100) (Need a 90 or higher)>>Deploy turrets and (pick another)Damnation, this is why I wanted to bring explosives. We don't have anything for countering armor. Get our bard to distract this bastard with phantasms and get ready to backpedal like mad if this doesn't work.
>>1800747>>1800817You set the turrets from your manor while Vee aims. Her shot goes soaring down the hallway, leaving a trail of fire. In the distance you spy a chitinous hide.>85The shot hits, but... it doesn't seem to do much."Ah. They fixed that weakness. I am afraid heavy weapons will do nothing to #15 head on."You have Vee lob several grenades. They explode, but #14 keeps coming. Draining some of his magic, Uriel summons phantasms to harass the creature. It slows down briefly to attack them. Clark sends a bolt of dark energy that seems to do some damage, but the warlock grimaces, "That was supposed to paralyze it."Now within range, your turrets open fire on the creature, pelting the thick chitinous wall advancing towards your party."These attacks seem ineffective. Perhaps we should pull back." Artoria with a worried expression is a new one, "If we lure it out perhaps we can radio FEATHER to airstrike it.""There are more than this one in the lab deeper in, we can't rely on air support for some in the future..." Vee warns.>Radio in an airstrike>Go to FEATHER encampment.>Keep firing (roll d100) (Need 90 or higher)
>>1800858>>Radio in an airstrikeLet's see how this guy likes having JDAMs dropped on his ass.
>>1800904"Right, let's pull back and call in an airstrike. Artoria!" You strat to backpedal, the rest of your party follows suit,"Already calling for one." You can see the menu flicker on her projection as your group rushes to the outside."Coordinates are at lab 3. Bioweapon of extreme durability." Artoria states. You hear a crackle of radio static and a confirmation.#15 lurches out of the entryway, the remains of Alainn turrets splayed across its sharp claws. It grunts and faces you.The scream of engines fills the air. Several jet aircraft streak over head, and several clusters of missiles ram into the creature. It lets out a mournful groan and collapses. The rear of the creature now worn away. It bleeds out, dying."...Apologies. We didn't know." Vee levels her gun at one of the humanlike eyes, firing point-blank into it.The aircraft circle about and fly back over the ocean. This place is incredibly dangerous, who knows what lies within. Vee apparently recalls the experiments, but you will never know which you'll face.>Go to FEATHER encampment>Push back into Lab 3
>>1800948Maybe let's try the field lab first?
>>1800948>>Push back into Lab 3No other real options other than just giving up. Pity about the turrets.
[thread is autosaging, but since I am going to be away for a bit, I will continue the next couple of days on this one.]
>>1801048You push into the labs, moving deep inside from the direction the creature came. Vee's eyes click, acting as bright lights for the path ahead. You reach a busted and heavily damaged lab, and a sealed door."This was the Professor's workstation. His stash and notes are deeper inside. I can open the door." Upon opening the door, you are met with untouched hallway, save for scrapes from #15 before it came to attack you.There are also soldiers in camo and body armor aiming at Vee. They are trembling."Not another step or we shoot!" It seems they are armed with automatic slugthrowers."Dr. Krasis is being lax..." Vee mutters.>Attack>Let Vee handle this>Retreat
>>1801065Have fun wherever you're going OP.How much contact has Ace's world had with the fae? They've managed to avoid a complete invasion like Earth has suffered.
>>1801074>>AttackOh, you're still going, sweet.
>>1801074>Let Vee handle this
>>1801233>>1801316Vee lets out a sigh, "You know those are useless.""Last chance! Move back now!"Vee takes a step forward. Bullets fly. You aren't sure what's more impressive, the fact the guns seem to do nothing to Vee or the fact she continues advancing, unfolding her gun.With a crackle of electricity, Vee suddenly leaps forward. A swing of her rifle sends one soldier crashing into the other with such force they hit the wall as well. Considering the splatter, you doubt either of them are alive.The robot girl looks down one hallway, "More of them."Vee grips her rifle by the barrel and charges into the hall.There is a laboratory on one side just past where Vee went.>Follow the android>go into the laboratory.
>>1801621>go into the laboratory.split party up?
>>1801621>>go into the laboratory.We are here for loot, and Vee can manhandle these goons with ease.
>>1801627>>1801663You enter the laboratory. Various computers and counter tops fill the room, bottles of chemicals lining the wallBut what catches your attention is a scared-looking, motherly young woman. She tearfully implores you, "Please! They've been making me do horrible things in this lab to children! You have to stop them! I-I might be able to help you...">ask who this woman is>We need to find Jeremy's room. Can you lead us there?
>>1801685>>We need to find Jeremy's room. Can you lead us there?
>>1801697"We are looking for Jeremy Trost's room, could you lead us there?" You ask the woman."AH! Yes, of course! It's in the lower levels of the lab. Please, follow me!" The woman gathers her clipboard and leads you down another path.The speaker crackles, "Vee has reached sector 4! Releasing hounds! All soldiers intercept. Deploying turrets!">Vee has temporarily left the party."W-we'll want to avoid that girl. The defenses will be activated along her path." The woman states, arriving at an elevator.>Who are you, by the way?>Why are you willing to help us?
>>1801844>>Who are you, by the way?
>>1801844>Who are you, by the way?
>>1801951>>1802405>>1802685>>1802918"Who are you, by the way?""Oh my! I never introduced myself! I'm Dr. Vira. I'm in charge of the healthcare and well-being of the staff."You take the elevator down, "I knew Professor Trost, actually. He discovered a terrible secret in the lab and left, sabotaging an entire wing... I learned of it myself." her voice trembles as she clutches the clipboard. The elevator dings and you are shown a hallway devoid of defenses. "This way!"Dr. Vira leads you to Jeremy Trost's laboratory. Artoria looks over the equipment, "I could probably collect the data from the computer."You gather up some weapon parts with the rest of the party. Vira frantically looks up and down the hall."That girl must have drawn all the soldiers to her... And the hounds."The speaker crackles, "More intruders breaching sector 3! Move #13 and #14 to intercept!""Ooo... Dr. Krasis is going to be mad about this..." Dr. Vira gulps.Artoria pulls the data from the computer, storing it on a tiny stick she'd found nearby. With all the materials he'd left behind, you leave the lab."There might be bioweapons on this level. We should take the cargo elevator to go back up." She points to a large circular chamber which appears to be a lift for larger objects.There are a total of three doorways. Dr. Vira point to the largest across from you, "There is a laser turret system in that one that will kill any unregistered user. I can activate the lift controls there.">Inspect controls>Allow Dr. Vira to handle the controls>Why not use the other elevator?>Can't we inspect the other labs on this floor first?
>>1803202>Why not use the other elevator?
>>1803247"Why can't we use the other elevator?"Dr. Vira looks back at you, "Because in the event of a breach, the lab goes on lockdown, any elevator that went down can't go up again except the cargo one." What an inconvenient system."Perhaps there are stairs?" Clark asks. Vira only shakes her head. "With another set of intruders, they might be using them to send hounds from the kennels..."It seems this is the only way up.Looking at the doorway, you can see it does indeed have laser turrets in a deactivated state."The juggernaut has reached the residences! All personel, pull back to the secure area!" The speaker shouts, "I repeat, Dr. Krasis' orders are to retreat in the event of an invasion!""We have to hurry! Once they are in the secure wing, they release all the experiments!">Allow Dr. Vira to handle the controls.>Try to look for another way up.>Ask about looking at other labs.
>>1803284>>Allow Dr. Vira to handle the controls.
>>1803318"Go ahead and send us up." Vira nods, moving to the controls. She presses a few keys...And a thick metal door slams shut between you and her.Lights flicker on in the round room, the door behind you slams shut as well."Ahahahahah... You are all so gullible..." Above, a viewing deck flickers on. Vira stands above, looking down, "I'm sorry, but I might have skipped a detail on my introduction... I am Dr. Vira Krasis, Director of Lab 3." The large doors to either side slowly open."It's a good thing you split from Vee, nor did you have any FEATHER soldiers, otherwise my ruse would have never worked. Thanks for splitting up."Growling can be heard, and the glinting of many eyes can be seen in the darkness."But enough talk, if any of you survive this, I might just make a #31 out of you all. My pets? Kill.">Roll 10 d20s, highest rolls win.
Rolled 4, 1, 9, 11, 10, 20, 11, 12, 10, 17 = 105 (10d20)>>1803320Ohhhh crud
Rolled 10, 17, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11, 4, 12, 6 = 81 (10d20)>>1803320Eh, whatever
Rolled 15, 3, 2, 7, 18, 18, 4, 20, 15, 20 = 122 (10d20)>>1803320YOLO time.
Rolled 2, 17, 13, 11, 6, 18, 3, 17, 1, 7 = 95 (10d20)>>1803320
Rolled 14, 6, 20, 12, 4, 2, 17, 18, 5, 6 = 104 (10d20)>>1803320I refuse to die on this shitstain of an alternate world!
>>1803321>>1803324>>1803361>>1803388>>1803480>14, 17, 20, 11, 18The creatures leap at your party, irregular maws gaping hungrily.Though caught off-guard, your party is able to move defensively, either dodging or blocking the attacks. The hounds circle around your group, their pale hides slick and gleaming in the harsh lamplight.You hear an explosion up above.>20,17,20,15, 20Your counterattack is far more devastating. The first creature is outright shredded you you gunfire. Pistea cleanly carves through another. You arne'd sure what clark is doing, but he's killed quite a few. Almeda and you focus fire, obliterating one hound and critically wounding another.The group manages to slaughter the hounds handily. Dr. Krasis lets out a sigh."Very well, we're going to have to do this the harder way. #1, #2, kill them for me, please?"You hear shuffling in the darkness towards you. You aren't sure you can take two bioweapons on at once.One of the upper doors above you blasts open.>Roll 1d2. The one with the most rolls wins
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>1804027
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>1804027For the motherland!
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>1804027
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>1804053>>1804365
>>1804365>>1804373>>1804376From the destroyed doors above, Vee plummets to the ground. She lands, shaking the platform."Oh, there you all were. How'd you get down here without my help?">Vee has rejoined the party"We... Met a scientist named Dr. Krasis..." You start. Vee glares at the viewing deck, "And I see you didn't kill her."She moves to one of the larger doors and hits a panel within. The platform lurches. Soon you are carried up, just in time, as the shape of one of the bioweapons was beginning to form in the dark."There are FEATHER soldiers from the nearby encampment attacking, since we killed #12."As you pass the observation window, Vee and Dr. Krasis exchange a glare."Already inside the secure wing?A coward as usual." Vee mutters. The platform lurches to a halt."If we wait here, we can unite with the FEATHER squadron clearing this place. They aren't looking for me here." Vee states, "I crossed paths with them twice while you were gone.">wait for FEATHER troops so you can loot the place>Leave Lab 3
>>1804415>>wait for FEATHER troops so you can loot the placeWe're here for the loot! All good things to those who wait.
>>1804433You decide to wait for the FEATHER troops. They aren't armored in the hard gear. we;;. not all of them. Most have some sort of hazard gear they are wearing."Oh! They have a beacon! Hello! We didn't thing there were friends of the base in here!" One of them speaks to you, identifiable by the number 13."We're trying to clear this base out and get rid of the bioweapons, but they retreated to a secure section... Still, we can take care of the areas they locked us out of. Care to help?">There are bioweapons downstairs>Yes, but if there's some gear we can use, we'll take it.>We're actually just leaving.
>>1804585>>There are bioweapons downstairs>>Yes, but if there's some gear we can use, we'll take it.
>>1804596>>1805138"Doesn't matter, We're taking the research materials and equipment. FEATHER has no need for weapons and supplies." Soldier 13 replies. You can't tell if it's male or female thanks to the helmet and loose outfit, "We have equipment for dealing with the bioweapons... just not the heavier ones.""It's good to meet you, I'm Sam." The soldier holds out a hand. You shake it as you and your party introduce themselves."Heh, you've got some fun names, but if it works, who am I to judge."Upon the lift reaching the bottom once more, the large doors are open... but the hound bodies are absent, as well as the bioweapons.Sam and the FEATHER soldiers slowly advance to the one you saw the creature in before, rifles drawn and lights on.>Follow Sam's group.>go through other large doorway.
>>1805746>>Follow Sam's group.
>>1805759You follow Sam's squadron. The lights from their outfits cover the room well. It seems to be a hallway leading to another room.Then one of the soldiers to one side lets out a gasp. You look just in time to see the severed legs of one of the hazmat soldiers drop to the floor. Guns train up at a creature on the ceiling, crunching bones in a massive maw that dominates the length of the oddly humanoid body."Open fire!" One of the soldiers shouts. The creature scurries along the ceiling. Your group does the same. Shoots impact the concrete of the hallway, and each burst of gunfire reveals where the creature is."I've had enough of this hiding!" Clark groans in frustration. A black ball is send up. It pulses purple before a multitude of chains are shot out. The creature is pulled to the ball, right into the line of fire."#1, Edgar." Vee states, firing her rifle at the creature, obliterating it, "Serial killer."Sam gulped, "Thank you, we probably would have died here without you. We're just a recovery team..." The doorway ahead is open...It appears to be a laboratory with a large open vat. "This is a bioweapon starge lab." Vee observes."Secure the data from the computers. Gather up any chemical solutions and research notes." One of the hardsuit soldiers orders. You look through the goods to find your own loot.>You have recovered two Laboratory Assault Carbines. Kept in pristine condition, these weapons aren't meant for combat environments.After cleaning out the lab, Sam's group takes another doorway, back into well-lit halls. They seem to intend to sweep through all the labs.>Follow Sam's group>Go back to the lift
>>1805832>Follow Sam's groupSplitting up is a bad idea in this place.
[I will now be gone for a few days, travelling. the next thread will continue the story. See you in a few days! I'll continue with whatever you all choose.]
>>1805832>>Follow Sam's group
>>1805832>Follow Sam's group
>>1805858Happy Travels Ir8