In a time of global conflict, the elite international task force Overwatch was formed. Soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities: together, they ended the Omnic Crisis and restored peace to a war-torn world. For a generation, the heroes of Overwatch protected the world, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery. After many years, Overwatch became troubled, and was finally disbanded by official U.N. order. Soon world conflict and terror rose again. Governments weakened by strife ceded power to mega-corporations. Militaries were replaced by private security forces. Some omnics returned to war with humanity; others remained peaceful, but faced fear and violence from humans affected by the war. The global crime syndicate Talon, in the absence of their perpetual rivals, rose to vast wealth and power, pushing entire nations into chaos.You are a young man who's been many things: adventurer, treasure hunter, freedom fighter, and international criminal. But before all that, you dreamed of helping defend the world with Overwatch. When you encountered Tracer on that fateful night and agreed to help her rebuild, you didn't quite realize what you were getting yourself into. Joining as the first new recruit of the reborn team, you soon found yourself as unofficial leader in coalition with Athena, apparently the world's only benevolent Mind.In the weeks since then, you, Tracer, and your new friends have travelled the globe, recruiting former agents and newcomers to the cause, and doing what you can to protect the citizens of Earth from the forces of chaos, oppression, and war. Although most people don't realize it yet, Overwatch has returned. But against Talon, Anubis, and the allied megacorps, is one small team of vigilantes really enough?The world needs heroes, and you're trying to be one of them.
>>1838136MC Status:https://pastebin.com/4q1FYdVVAthena & Base Status:https://pastebin.com/a0sgZQ2gPrevious Threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Overwatch%20QuestUpdates:https://twitter.com/ravenkingquestsDiscord:https://discord.gg/t7DHUPk
>>1838136With the transport aircraft busy taking agents to the Talon strike in India, getting down from the volcano proved to be a lot more difficult than getting up it in the first place. You remember staggering through rocky badlands, ash and smog clogging the sky, down the long, shallow slope of Kilimanjaro, for what must have been hours. The burns on your back made walking painful, but Mei tirelessly supported your weight and encouraged you the whole time, talking about what a great thing the two of you had done by moderating the extent of the eruption, how many people and towns you'd saved, how much wild habitat would survive now.Finally you heard a car horn honking in the distance, and saw a civilian hovercar climbing the slopes below you. Mercy was in the passenger seat, and her healing stream quickly assauged some of the pain from your volcanic scorch. With Mei's help, she dragged you out of the compromised environmental suit and into a sitting position against a rock.Mercy gently touched your cheek. "Stay with me, Logan. How do you feel?""Like I was hit by a volcano.""We should have you back to the base soon enough. For now, this will help." She took a step back and activated her Caduceus staff. The yellow healing beam flowed around you like sunlight, melting the pain of your burns, and you sighed with relief as the biotics did their work."What's the status in India?" you asked Mercy."Our teams are still in transit," she said. "Reports say that Talon and the Junkers have come to a standoff with Vishkar corporate security forces."And Overwatch is sending an undermanned squad in there, to get in the middle of this. The Shimada brothers can take care of themselves, but maybe McCree, and especially Reinhardt, might get it in their heads to do something brave and suicidal.Well. If you remember right, you told them that their mission is only to do what they can. You'll just have to trust them not to get themselves killed.The driver of the hovercar that brought Mercy is an ordinary Tanzanian citizen who she'd convinced to help. He told you that he could provide transport to a nearby airfield, where he claimed to know a pilot sympathetic to your cause. Having sent both your air transports to India, you weren't in a position to find an alternative, so you:>Travelled to the airfield, and asked the pilot to take you to Portugal, where you made your way to the Watchpoint.>Travelled to the airfield, and asked the pilot to take you to India, where you made your way to the battle.>Thanked him and declined, not wanting to endanger another citizen. You waited for the action to die down, and the transports to be available.
>>1838217>>Thanked him and declined, not wanting to endanger another citizen. You waited for the action to die down, and the transports to be available.
>>1838217>Traveled to the airfield, and asked the pilot to take you to Portugal, where you made your way to the Watchpoint.
>>1838217>Travelled to the airfield, and asked the pilot to take you to India, where you made your way to the battle.
>>1838217>Travelled to the airfield, and asked the pilot to take you to Portugal, where you made your way to the Watchpoint.
>>1838236By the time we get there the battle will probably be over unless this guy has a jet.
I missed you dude.
>>1838289Should have read the other quests then.
>>1838291"other quests"Only Titans and RWBY brotherqm's quests interest me.
>>1838303You don't like Icarus?
>>1838289Thanks anon, glad to be back.>>1838232>>1838239>>1838242>>1838285>Travelled to the airfield, and asked the pilot to take you to Portugal, where you made your way to the Watchpoint.Writing.
>>1838320nah, I like the MC of regular quest more, and Weaver's sentence structure is real choppy.
>>1838341Well, hope to see you on the discord then.
What if we got the Shield Armor so we didn't need Mercy to save us on almost every mission and only be 8% slower?
>>1838348We could save a lot of people with that 8%.
>>1838350We would still have our normal abilities. I'm just saying with how much we throw ourselves into attacks meant for others it would be a good idea.
holy crap I'm here when it's running this is a miracle
>>1838217"We should head back to the Watchpoint," Mercy says quietly. "The battle will surely long be over by the time we arrived in a civilian craft. And you need medical attention. The best thing you can do for the team right now is keep yourself out of further danger."Part of you wants to argue, but in the end you agree. Mei gets her own environment suit off, loads both into the hovercar's trunk, and helps back you into the backseat. Mercy gets into the passenger seat, and the civilian, who introduces himself as William, puts the car into motion. He swings by the area that Mercy tells you was Winston's search zone, and you rendevous with the gorilla, who is delighted to see you and Mei alive, if not entirely hale. The car is a cramped fit with Winston inside as well, but you manage. William, familiar with this area, begins the long journey back down the ashen mountainside, and through a winding path through the savannah. Smoke from the eruption is still spreading across the sky in all directions. After some time driving, you make it to a small airfield: really just some tracks of packed earth in the ground and a small hut for a control tower. But there's a perfectly serviceable cargo plane, large enough to fit three human passengers and one gorilla, and even the hazmat suits. There's also a local pilot who swears that he will help you, no questions asked or payment required. "The old team saved my father's life when I was a child," he says. "This is the least I can do to repay that."Mercy asks him, "If I might inquire about the speed of your craft, Mr--?""Kigoda," he says. "I doubt my plane is as fast your transports, but she will get you to Europe."The four of you board the airplane -- Winston doesn't fit into a seat, unfortunately for him, and he has to make do with the cargo area -- and soon Kigoda takes off. He flies low at first, under the ash cloud, but eventually the plane outpaces it, and rises into the blue sky.You twist to look out the window at the cloud behind you. Hard to imagine how much of Africa this will cover. Their farming technology is sophisticated, but you're not sure if it's up to handling something like this.Overwatch did what it could. You mitigated the disaster, even if it couldn't be stopped. You'll have to be satisfied with that.(Continued)
>>1838504You mute your helmet for a few minutes. "Athena, can you hear me?""Connection established. I can hear you, Seeker.""How are things going in Mumbai? Has the team landed?""They will arrive soon, Seeker," Athena says. She flashes you a few maps of the local area in the city. "The situation is confused, but Junker activity is confirmed.""By "junker activity" do you mean blowing up everything they see?""Correct." Athena shows a video she's snatched from the web, a shaky civilian video from the crowded streets of Mumbai, crowds of people running in panic in the background. Junkrat laughs maniacally as he launches grenades seemingly at random, the ominous hulk of Roadhog looming nearby. When the masked giant turns to face the camera, it falls as the holder drops it and runs."Reports also indicate that Talon operatives have taken civilian hostages in a nearby coffee house," she says, displaying one of the ubiquitous Kofi Aromo coffee shops. "And Vishkar comm traffic indicates a Talon assault in a nearby corporate facility. I believe our team is only strong enough to focus on one or two of these situations, Seeker." >Select 1-3 objectives, according to how many you think the team can handle.>Shut down the Junkers.>Rescue the hostages.>Find out what's going on in the Vishkar building.
>>1838526>Rescue the hostages.>Find out what's going on in the Vishkar building.
>>1838526>Find out what's going on in the Vishkar building.>Rescue the hostages.
>>1838526>Find out what's going on in the Vishkar building.>Rescue the hostages.It's tough but the Junkers are probably meant to be a distraction Talon's true goal is the building
>>1838526>>Rescue the hostages.>>Find out what's going on in the Vishkar building.>recruit the Junkers
>>1838526>>Rescue the hostages.>>Find out what's going on in the Vishkar building.>>Shut down the Junkersin that order
DO EM ALL >:D
>>1838561No, we want to recruit their asses eventually
>>1838565Well also we only have 4 people.Rein, Genji, McCree, and Hanzo.
>>1838526Shut down the Junkers.>Rescue the hostages.
>>1838568I propose Hanzo and Rein for the hostage and McCree and Genji for the buildingHanzo's sonar arrow is prefect for scouting out position of the hostage taker and Rein's shield is good for protecting them.
>>1838577Sounds good to me.
>>1838526>Rescue the hostages.For this we need to concentrate on one objective only. I dont think we should overreach
Rescue the hostages, and find out what's going on in the Vishkar building. Writing.
So Genji and Mcree on the corpHanzo and Rien for hostages. Seems to be the best way to utilize who we got. I would trust Genji solo if we just need information, but the corps are making weapons specially for known weaknesses and Symetra saw Genji fail to reflect laser fire, airing on the side of caution some backup may be good.
>>1838526You weigh your options. "Athena, are the Junkers specifically targeting civilians?""No," she says. "As far as I can tell, their assault has actually produced zero casualties, only minor injuries. They are instead focusing on massive property damage.""It's got to be a distraction," you say. "Their real objective is whatever's in that Vishkar building. But we can't just leave those hostages -- shit. All right. Get Reinhardt and Hanzo's transport to the hostages. If anyone can protect them, it's Reinhardt, and Hanzo can scout the situation for him. McCree and Genji, get them into that facility and see what's going on.""I will inform them," she says.Stuck in a civilian plane making its way north over Africa and the Mediterranean, no way of reaching the battle in time -- and not in fighting shape, even if you could -- you're forced to watch the event on your helmet's screen, in snatches and bursts from Reinhardt's helmet cam and Athena's hacked security footage. You keep Mercy, Mei and Winston updated as you watch.As you hoped, Hanzo's sonar arrow gives Reinhardt all the scouting information he needs. The Crusader smashes into the Kofi Aromo through the wall from the next-door shop, debris flying, and lays into the Talon operatives left and right with his hammer. "Cowards!" you hear him shout. "Hiding behind civilians? Now you face a warrior!" The Talon soldiers open fire indiscriminately, but Reinhardt's barrier field snaps into place, protecting them. Hanzo's arrows take the soldiers down while their focus is elsewhere, and Reinhardt smashes the last one into the ground."Well done, guys," you say. "McCree, status?""Tarnation," you hear McCree mutter. "Seeker, things ain't lookin' so good. There's a trail o' bodies in here. Vishkar security. Leads inside the building. Gunshots further in. Whatever Talon wants, they might get it if we don't intervene. But uh, I ain't so sure the Vishkar fellas will be glad to see us.">We can't afford to wait around. Get in there and take those Talon soldiers down.>Help out Vishkar security, but don't let them see you.>Wait for Reinhardt and Hanzo before you do anything.>Just get out of there.>Athena, what's your call?
>>1838667>Help out Vishkar security, but don't let them see you.We can't let Talon get their hands on something that Vishkar cooked up.
>>1838667>Athena, what's your call?>Help out Vishkar security, but don't let them see you.
>>1838667>>Help out Vishkar security, but don't let them see you.
>>1838667>Do what you guys feel best but don't let Talon get what they want
>>1838667>Help out Vishkar security, but don't let them see youUse that old blackwatch experience
>>1838667>Help out Vishkar security, but don't let them see you.
>>1838667>Help out Vishkar security, but don't let them see you.Also, get rid of whatever they're working on, because if I remember correctly, the tech that hurt Tracer was supplied by, you guessed it, Vishkar. So there's probably more where that came from, which would explain why Talon wants it.
>>1838667>Athena, what's your call?
>>1838667>Athena, what's your call?>McCree, Genji, what does your Blackwatch experience think we should do?
>>1838667Don't let them see you.They should be thankful but lately they have been dicks so stealthing is needed here
>Help out Vishkar security, but don't let them see you.Writing.
>>1838730Changing my vote to and seconding this.
>>1838667>>Help out Vishkar security, but don't let them see you.Posting actual vote now
>>1838736Actually, roll for this. d10. Fates be with you, anons.>>1838736>Athena, what's your call?>McCree, Genji, what does your Blackwatch experience think we should do?This will be included in the dialogue.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>1838749Fuck da corps
I'm just not gonna roll because I know I will fuck things up with my shitty luck
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>1838749
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>1838749>>1838749
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>1838749
maybe I should have rolled it couldn't have gotten much worse than thisrip cowboy and ninja
>>1838752>>1838757>>1838762RIPGuess it wasn't to be, anons. Writing.
>>1838749it's the first three rolls right?
>>1838776Yeah. Ripperoni to McDonalds and Ganja.
>>1838778here's to hoping hanzo saves genji's ass again
>>1838667"We can't let Talon get their hands on something that Vishkar's cooked up," you say. "It could be one of those weapons designed to fight us -- or worse. That said, Vishkar might not welcome our help. See if you can aid them without being seen. McCree, Genji, you agree? Athena?""Sounds good to me, Seeker," McCree says. "Ain't nothin' for a couple of old Blackwatch hands?""I will take point," Genji says."You and me, ninja and cowboy. Just like the good old days, eh pal?""No Gabriel to boss us around.""Heh, yeah. I still ain't sure whether I miss the son of a bitch, or I'm glad I ain't never got to listen to another one of his speeches again."A few minutes pass in silence. You imagine Genji and McCree going about their business, stealing through the sterile shadows of the Vishkar facility. They're veterans of Blackwatch, and -- outside of perhaps yourself -- the best covert operatives the new Overwatch has to offer. Unfortunately, even veterans make mistakes."Goddammit," McCree says, gunfire ripping through the air in the background of his comms. "Vishkar security spotted us, and they remember us from the Brazil affair. They got us pinned down here. Genji's tryin' to flank 'em, but--"You hear an explosion through McCree's comms. "What the hell was that?""Big hole the wall that weren't there before. Talon soldiers goin' through. Reckon that's them gettin' away with whatever it is they came for. Sorry, kid. We weren't fast enough.""Just focus on keeping yourselves safe right now," you tell him. No point in worrying about what kind of weapon Talon just stole for themselves -- at least, not right now.Athena pings you. "Reinhardt and Hanzo have arrived at the entrance," she says, showing you the exploded front doors of the Vishkar facility through Reinhardt's helmet cam."All right. The objective's compromised. McCree, Genji, get out of there. Team, regroup and--">Chase down those Talon soldiers.>Go back and deal with Junkrat and Roadhog.>Get out of Mumbai before the corps' heavy hitters show up.
>>1838878>Chase down those Talon soldiers.
>>1838878>>Chase down those Talon soldiers.
>>1838878>Get out of Mumbai before the corps' heavy hitters show up.
>>1838878>Chase down those Talon soldiers
>>1838878oh good they didn't dieI was slightly worriedanyway...>Chase down those Talon soldiers. This might seem like the dumbest option, and it probably is, but it's also our only chance to figure out what they've got before they use it on us. And I doubt any of us want a repeat of what happened with Tracer, unless it means Sniper Gran saves our asses again, and as much as I love Ana I'd rather not chance it.However, if they can't grab whatever it is, at least try and see what it is, so we get a heads up. (I'm betting it's something to fuck up one of the original members... blocking Mercy's healing tech, anyone?)
>>1838878>Get out of Mumbai before the corps' heavy hitters show up.we made this mistake before
>>1838906This. Guaranteed it's something bad so I suggest we send the Shimadas to scout after it on rooftops while Rein and McCree gtfo. The Shimadas can meet up with them at the ship.
>Have Hanzo and Genji try to see what the thing is before we all leave
>>1838920>>1838918Switching to this.
>>1838920Changing my vote to this, we don't wanna lose anyone, and keep in mind that there is no healer currently on that mission.
>Chase down the Talon soldiers.>Don't engage yet, just have Hanzo and Genji scout.Writing.
>>1838878>Chase down those talon soldiers
>>1838878"Genji, Hanzo, chase down those Talon soldiers," you say. "Get onto the rooftops and try to spot them, see what the hell it is they took. Don't engage yet. Just scout and report. Reinhardt, McCree, keep yourselves safe, but follow them and stay ready for anything."You spend a tense few moments waiting. You try watching Genji's helmet-cam, but it makes even a rogue with a head for heights like you motion sick trying to watch a first-person perspective of a ninja cyborg doing rooftop parkour. Non-enhanced humans weren't meant to see such a view. You turn it off and wait it out."Spotted the Talon operatives," Hanzo mutters into the comm. "They've arrived at a dropship, landed at an intersection. One of them is carrying some kind of long black case, heavily locked.""A long black case? Like, about the size and shape you'd carry a big rifle in?""Just so," confirms Hanzo."Son of a bitch," you mutter. "It's got to be one of their anti-Overwatch weapons. And now Talon has it.""We must stop them, brother," Genji says urgently."Wait!" you hear Hanzo urge. "Get down! You must be more careful, Genji. Your Mercy cannot bring you back every time.""Do you see something?" you ask."I sense it," Hanzo says. "Wait ... yes. There. I see her. Seeker, the Widowmaker is in a nearby building. This is a trap.">I know. But I still need you to get that case.>Engage when Reinhardt and McCree reinforce, but not before.>All right. Get out of there.
>>1838962>All right. Get out of there.We can't risk it. Just have to be more cautious in the future.
>>1838962>All right. Get out of there.>We'll get them next time
>>1838962Hmm, what if there was no shooter instead of no gun?> Guys get ready to take out Widowmaker
>>1838962>>All right. Get out of there.
>>1838962>All right. Get out of there.
>>1838962>can you knock out the bird and have the corp heavy hitters arrive in time?
>>1838962well on the one hand they ARE ninjasbut on the other hand I don't trust our luck anymoreso...>Engage when Reinhardt and McCree reinforce, but not before.If it's too late to do it safely,>All right. Get out of there.
>>1838962>>All right. Get out of there.What is she covering? Our extraction point, the goons, or both?
>>1838962>>1838969This isn't actually a bad idea, if they can take her out quietly then I'd say go for it.And as I said, they are ninjas, so...
>>1838962If we got a Hanzo ult up I'll support >>1838977
>>1838984This is Wodowmaker we're talking about
Come on it's a trap lets not spring it.
>>1838969>>1838984Remember what happened last time Genji chased Widow down on low HP?
>>1838984>>1838986Seconding. A good ryu-ga-waga however you pronounce it would be good, and even if it didn't kill her (I'm thinking OP won't let us do her in that easily, anyway) it would distract her enough for people to run in.
>>1838991Trueeeee... let's not have Genji do it. Hanzo can handle her. Sniper duel. Genji goes in and grabs the goods once she's distracted. Maybe. Idk.
>>1838992He has'nt killed anything so it's pretty obivous that hanzo does not have his ult ready.
>>1838962>>1839000Right. Yeah, let's play it safe and go with>All right. Get out of there.At least we know that if Widow shows up with a different gun that we need to be careful.
Play as bastion and git dem keelz
>>1838962You sigh, frustrated at the failure, but not willing to risk the Shimada's lives by sending them into Widowmaker's sights. "Get out of there, guys. We can't send you straight into a trap. Athena, Junkers' status?""They appear to be withdrawing. A second Talon dropship has just landed," Athena says, highlighting the location on your map."Can our guys get to it in time?""No." You mute your comms and scream "Son of a bitch!" You and almost pound the airplane's wall with your fist, before you remember the others are looking at you. At least you have a soundproof helmet so you can scream in peace. You reactivate comms. "All right, everyone fall back to the transports. We did our best. Saved those hostages. That'll have to be enough. Whatever Talon stole from Vishkar--"You hesitate, remembering that beam that zig-zagged through the air, following Tracer wherever she went. The wound even came with her, backwards through time, when she tried to rewind off the damage. What else could Vishkar's scientists have brewed up to take down your team? What scientific law will they weaponize next in their pursuit of power?"Never mind that for now," you say out loud over the comms. "Everyone back to the Watchpoint. We saved a lot of people's lives today. On two continents, no less. And that's what's important."The others agree, which assauges your conscience a little. You watch the ground pass by outside for a few minutes, before your private mail lights up. Something from an unknown number? You send it to the quarantine sector in your gear's drive in case it's a virus, then open it. Inside--You erupt in a choking fit."What's wrong?" Mercy asks, concerned. "Are you all right?" Everyone turns to you, but you wave them off."I'm fine," you say, reassuring the group. "Just, uh, went down the wrong tube there. No problem, hah hah." You sink back into your chair and bring it up again, hardly believing it's real. But there it is.Widowmaker sent you a selfie.She's still in the shadows of the Talon dropship, but it's well-lit enough to show that it's definitely her. The cold beauty of her face shows a cruel but fascinating smile. She's added a caption. "Au revior, ma petite mouche."Until next time, my little fly.If Widowmaker has taken a personal interest in you ...Oh, shit.>Respond.>Ignore.>Delete your account.>New phone, who dis?>"Guys, I think I have a stalker."
>>1839118>"Get out of here Stalker"
>>1839118>>"Guys, I think I have a stalker.
>>1839118>"Guys, I think I have a stalker. Also I need a new phone.">Respond.Not like she doesn't already know where we are going when they track us.
>>1839118>Ignore>Guys i think I have a stalker
>>1839118>Send your own selfie back>Be seeing you soon spider.
>>1839118Send Widow our dick nao
>>1839118>>New phone, who dis?>>"Guys, I think I have a stalker."
Yall people keep playing as crapSwitch to bastion
>>1839125>>1839118Changing vote from stalker to dick pics
>>1839118>New phone, who dis?
Just whip it out in the middle of the Orca>Mercy's face when
>>1839141add >Send a dick picas well
>>1839118Well I gotta support it now.>>1839128Send a dick pick.
>>1839144Actually, this but in all-caps Russian with cyrillic and shit.
>>1839118>>1839138May I add a dick pick vote to this?
>>1839118>"Guys, I think I have a stalker.">Ignore.Ignore the troll
>>1839118>Send a dick pic in retaliation Write in French"Not so little now is it?"
>>1839118>>1839131fuck it, i'll back dick pick too onto my vote
We are officially sending a dick pic to Widowmaker. Writing.
>>1839181https://youtu.be/izGwDsrQ1eQYou know you want it, you cheeky bastard
raven you kind need to tone down the difficulty or use a new dice system cause this is a slow way to defeat
>>1839189We just rolled like shit dude.
>>1839189We all rolled super low 1ID
>>1839191>>1839192we have had a draw to most of our missions with a few missions successes and more defeats then thoes
>>1839181>Tfw devolve into a relationship with WindowMaker, and end up in a battle to the death attempt on our life like she did with her last husband.
>>1839197Name 3 missions we failed.
>>1839197I mean, we're massively understaffed, underfunded and currently fighting an organization that can make everything easier/more then we can.The fact we won at all, is pretty impressive.
>>1839203Brazil, King's Row, Africa
>>1839207Nope, Nope, and Nope.We did all our missions for each of those.
>>1839206>The fact we won at all, is pretty impressive.to expand we need money which we have to use to pay to excavate to pay for a new room
>>1839197So in other words...balance is good.
Rolled 10 (1d12)Rolling for dick size in inches
>>1839181This is the most retarded thing I have seen in this quest. Except that guy who thought his Adam Jensen ripoff was genius.
>>1839210WTF where did the majority of my post gothat suppsed to also haveI'm not sayin its not impressive but
>>1839181pls no How could superior new phone who dis not win?
>>1839210I'm well aware, Just pointing out that we've won against all odds at all is good enough. We manhandled Reaper after all.>>1839214Heavy sweating>>1839215Remember, its not the size that matters its how hard you jackhammer the Maker
>>1839181their is nothing wrong to saying no to stupid shit like thisI mean come on man
This is what you get for making Seeker the ultimate virgin MC, the Chad uprising has begone. Dick pics nao.
>>1839221Both the dick pic and that won, I think
>>1839224>2015+66>Being such a prude
>>1839214We ready determined that on the discord (https://discord.gg/t7DHUPk). It's 6" long by 2" wide.
>>1839230Thats bitch size, I hope we get laughed at now.
>>1839230That's slightly above average. I expected more.
Rolled 1 (1d5)>>1839230Kys, rolling for girth
>>1839228its the fucking "LULZ randumb" character switch that just fucking ruins charctrization
>>1839228It's not about being a prude, it's just so damn cringe.How would we even take a dick pick while in the transport?
>>1839239>left home at 17>trolls a war hero online>Spaghetti chef>21 years old>>1839242We do it back at base, duh.
>Tfw didn't actually think to get this far>Now slightly worriedJesus chirst, Its too late for this.
>>1839239We bully the national war hero of a foreign nation for the lulz. We're pretty random.
I wonder what our comrades who are serious about the cause think we we do this? They might even kick us out for making a joke of the cause.
>>1839239It's not lulzrandom, it's irreverence.Seeker has a history of defying normal "superhero" conventions. Widow maker is either expecting a serious reply, if any.It's entirely in character for Seeker to do something unexpected to try and crack her smug facade. Also, it helps that he's angry right now because of how relatively poorly the missions went.
>>1839255WE are the alpha
>>1839242No more virgin MC, we chad nao
>>1839264He had hot sweaty sex with Farah for like 3 or 4 days straight. And then banged her constantly for like the next 2 weeks.
>>1839264>>1839263>>1839261Wait, what happens if Widow uses this against Tracer and Mercy? we've just given her a weapon to gloat with. We've destroyed squad moral.
>>1839272If anything this raises it.
>>1839264We fucked pharah a lot. Allegedly. Do not tell McCree.
>>1839274>Allegedlyits not allegedly we did do that
>>1839273I don't know. Our 6' X 2' shortsword isn't exactly worthy of renown.
>>1839279>>1839274We had a, what was it, 3(?) day fuckfest with Pharah?>>18392802" wide is pretty far above average.
>>1839280It's not the size, it's how you use it. (Pharah liked it.)
>>1839270>>1839274Backstory doesn't matter, it's how many times gets laid when controlled by anons
>>1839286>We had a, what was it, 3(?) day fuckfest with Pharah?it was 4 days and spent a month together during which more fucking occurred
>>1839295Anons were in control during that flashback, you fool.
>>1839296Thanks for double-checking dude. I knew I was off.
>>1839303But the end result was clear, they couldn't screw it up
>>1839118There's something you want to do, but you can't do it right now in this small aircraft with Mei and Mercy sitting right next to you. So you'll save that for later.For now, you take out your m-pad (mini-pad, descendants of the phone), hold it up at an angle that you happen to know flatters your hood and helmet combo (maybe because you practiced). You hold up a peace sign with the other hand, and snap a selfie. You add on a caption "New phone, who dis?" just to fuck with her, and send it off.Later on, when you have some privacy, you're going to send that bitch a picture of your dick. See how she likes a shot of your naked trouser snake. Maybe you'll caption it "Not so little now, am I?" You'll have to look up the french for that. How will she react, you wonder? She'll either be shocked and appalled -- or enjoy it. You'd be fine with either one, really."Commemorating the mission?" asks Mei. You sweat for a moment before you realize she has no idea what you're thinking, and she's talking about the normal, non-sexual selfie you just took."Right," you say. "Just wanted to get a good shot of myself on the plane. When we land, I'll get one of the team. On an entirely unrelated note, I think I have a stalker. Widowmaker got a hold of my private number."Mei and Winston react with shock. "But how could she get that?" Winston asks. "Our comm satellite still appears to have its encryption intact.""This is a number I used before Overwatch," you say. "Private account, off the grid. It's hard to find, but Talon has an extremely skilled hacker in their employ. If she went digging, it's not unrealistic that she could find it." You think over the e-mails you've been using that account for. Some of your old criminal contacts, Lucio, and Fareeha. Could any of them be compromised? Could they be targets for Talon now?Mercy is smiling politely. You're not sure if that's the real polite smile, or the "I'm clamping down on my emotions" smile -- you haven't learned to tell the difference yet. "What did she send you?" she inquires."Oh, uh, some kind of taunt. I get the feeling she's big on setting traps, and is annoyed I keep getting out of them.""What are you planning to do?""I'm not sure," you lie. "Set up a new mail for my contacts, obviously. Maybe I can use it somehow. Lure her into a trap of our own, turn the tables on her. Right now, this just one more thing to worry about. Let's focus on getting everyone back to the Watchpoint safe and sound, and figuring out what we're going to do next as a team. I can worry about having my old e-mail account hacked later," you say, trying to downplay your fears about Lucio and Pharah.(Continued)
>>1839324>Logan doesn't know french.I guess he's not from the Quebec area of Canada.
Seeing how we are getting closer to route lock, who are we shipping Seeker with? I think silver is a good pick.
>>1839324You quickly go through the process of creating a new email account on the web, someplace you hope even Talon's hacker would never look. You fire off messages to Lucio and Fareeha, telling them to please contact you at the earliest possibility, and to be wary of anything suspicious. No replies come while you're still on the airplane. They're both pretty busy people, so that's totally normal. It doesn't mean they're already kidnap victims of Talon. Right? Everything's fine.Kigoda lets you off in Portugal, some distance from the Watchpoint. "If you ever have need of me again, my friends, do not hesitate!" You watch his plane circle around and take off, receding into a black dot in the blue sky to the south.You call an automated hovercab to your location to take everyone out to the secret cliff path to the base, then wipe the cab's memory before following them. Winston punches in the code to the outer security door and swipes his keycard, letting an ashen and bedraggled quartet of agents into the base. Brigitte comes running up, followed by the somewhat slower Torbjorn on his shorter legs. "Is everyone all right?" she asks. "Athena told us what was happening, but it's hard to believe. Dealing with a Talon attack in the middle of a volcano eruption? Geez.""We're all fine," you say. "Well, everyone except for me. Again. Mercy patched me up, though, so I really just need a shower. We all need showers, badly. And laundry. Any word from the transports?""They're on their way," Brigitte says. "Should be here sometime in the night.""All right, good," you say. "Reinhardt and Hanzo must be exhausted, going straight from Kilimanjaro to Mumbai. You're the best person to help out the big guy, Brigitte. Make sure he gets what he needs."She nods. "I will.""All right, the rest of you, dismissed or whatever. Let's get ourselves cleaned up. It's been a long day, and although Talon might have got away with something, we still saved a lot of people today. Overwatch is doing something good in the world. We should be proud of that."(Continued)
>>1839334Yeah, Silver is my vote for sure. We can even recruit her to OW.
>>1839334Silver get out reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
>>1839334>Hot>Wants our ass>Assertive >Shadowrunner Yeah why not
>>1839337That evening, alone in your dorm room ...*zip*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-m9uG50mSw
>>1839334Based waifu taste.
>>1839341Im slightly mad at you
No way I'm going to top that tonight, anons, so we're done for now. I'll be back tomorrow to resume the part of the storyline that doesn't involve lewd selfies traded with villains.
>>1839353Thanks for running. And for the bullying ideas.
>>1839353beautiful. Night, boss
>>1839353Lol, how did Widowmaker respond? Also, I'm impressed with Logan. Getting a boner after having your back nailed by flying lava is pretty good.
>>1839353This was fucking great, God Bless Raven.
>>1839358He'll tell us tomorrow
>>1839341Widowmaker's face when she sees our Heat Seeker
>Dick pic to WidowmakerI shouldn't even be suprised.Thanks for that anons, I needed a laugh.
>send dic picThe madman actually did it and i dont think seeker would mind if it got spread on the net. Heck even latino hacker will love itMercy ,on the other hand, will brutalized you for it
>>1839341>he actually did it, the absolute madmanWhat is Athena going to think of us after this?>implying she's not watchingIs Widowmaker going to post the pic on bravenewworldchan?will Athena confirm that it's the genuine article?Who else among the team will get to see it?Anyway, thanks for the thread OP!
this might be a good moment for a tl;dr
>>1839629Read it you hack Finishing up the volcano mission, talon successfully got their hands on something, we got a selfie from widowmaker and she got a dick pic of us.
>>1839625>Who else among the team will get to see it?Worst/best(?) case scenario? All of them.
>>1839662read the quest
>>1839796I already did, but I can't be arsed to read it all again when life still happens and the only thing keeping me from remembering is someone taking the time to answer the question in a way that is not helpful and only wastes both our time.
>>1839808It's Seeker's contact in criminal world. Or was.
>>1839808Read it again.
>>1839810thanks a bunch>>1839812I hope someone treats you good in your life for once
>>1839815Don't cut yourself on that edge.
>>1839816>finenameGave me a chuckle.
damn I chose a terrible time to go sleep last nightanyway I just love how Seeker's totally great but a fanboy and he does random shit like thisI mean if I'd been on I would have voted for the dick pic too-
>>1839816there is nothing edgy about a sincere wish, but I'd advice you to seek help if you are that out of touch with reality.
>>1840528>being this verbose
>>1839337>>1839341Another sunrise at the Watchpoint, another morning in the medbay getting a stern reminder from Mercy about your own self-preservation.She does what she can to fix up the damage, saying that your hazard suit protected you from anything too serious, and you should be ready for the field in no time. However, without more extensive reconstruction, it'll leave a scar. She shows it to you with a mirror, a twisted patch of skin about the size of your outstretched hand. You tell her that it's fine, for now. Having a burn scar on your back from literally being struck by flying magma from a volcano, well, that's got to be pretty high up there on the "cool scars" list, right? At least, that's what you tell yourself as you look away from the seared patch of flesh in the mirror.No message from Widowmaker. Shame. You were hoping to get back either something ribald and risque, or a string of French curses. Maybe she's too aloof to respond -- or maybe she's just busy with Talon stuff.How do Talon agents like Widowmaker spend their time when they're not on missions, you wonder? Do they endlessly brood in shadowed hallways and dark chambers? An endless Spartan-like regime of military training, perhaps? Or maybe they're more like the Overwatch agents who, in this new team of lax discipline, spend half their time in casual clothes gossiping, watching movies, or working on whatever strange side projects their hearts desire.It didn't cross your mind until later last night that Widowmaker might forward the picture to her fellow Talon agent, Sombra. If so, the world's most renowned and infamous hacker now has a photograph of your dick. No matter. You've got nothing to be ashamed of down there. Quite the opposite, really. If two attractive and deadly female agents of Talon want to gloat over it, then so be it.(Continued)
>>1841130You check your new mail account. There's a message from Lucio, but none from Pharah. You haven't heard back from her in some time. Are things all right with her? Could she have gotten in trouble with Helix for conducting an off-books investigation -- or, perhaps, for consorting with a known criminal?Reading Lucio's message, he says that, as scary at the thought of being in Talon's crosshairs is, he's willing to continue the tour. Although, he adds, maybe he'll start springing for a larger security detail and a few more local police bribes.Can you afford to let him keep doing this? Playing to huge crowds in stadiums and parks, each concert a perfect opportunity for a certain sniper to put Lucio in her crosshairs? On the other hand, his music is blowing up, and with Overwatch still being strapped for cash and without a patron, the extra funding from a world-famous musician's concert tour is important, even vital.>Continue with business as usual. You're stretched thin as it is.>Assign an agent to act as Lucio's bodyguard, either behind the scenes or in public.>Have Athena focus her efforts at darknet analysis on possible assassination attempts.>Finish the next few dates planned on the tour, then wrap it up.>Don't take any chances. Shut it down now, even if it angers his fans.
>>1841132>Continue with business as usual. You're stretched thin as it is.>Have Athena focus her efforts at darknet analysis on possible assassination attempts.
>>1841132>Finish the next few dates planned on the tour, then wrap it up.Things are ramping up.
>>1841132>>Finish the next few dates planned on the tour, then wrap it up.
>>1841132>Have Athena focus her efforts at darknet analysis on possible assassination attempts.>Finish the next few dates planned on the tour, then wrap it up.
>>1841132>Finish the next few dates planned on the tour, then wrap it up.
>Finish the next few dates planned on the tour, then wrap it up.
>>1841132>>Have Athena focus her efforts at darknet analysis on possible assassination attempts.>>Finish the rest of the dates planned on the tour, then wrap it up.
>Finish the rest of the dates planned on the tour, then wrap it up.Writing.
>>1841132While you don't feel like you need to hit the big red button and shut it all down, it's best if Lucio wraps things up soon. He can end his tour with a big bang and get out of Widow's crosshairs, then join Overwatch and get right back into them. At least he'll be helping the fight directly, taking his fate into his own hands, instead of passively waiting for a bullet.You think about asking Athena to focus her darknet analysis on him and any possible assassination attempts, but considering Talon seems to have multiple schemes in motion, maybe it's better if you don't narrow her focus too much.There's some kind of public relations story there about a world-famous DJ, politically outspoken in the cause of freedom, joining up with the reborn Overwatch. Maybe you should add "PR agent" to the list of employees to hire, or Athena functions to acquire.You message Lucio to keep going, but not to plan any more dates beyond the ones already on his calender.(Continued)
>>1841183Despite the team's appearances at attention-grabbing events in public yesterday -- one at a massive natural disaster, the other at a vicious terrorist attack in the middle of a major city -- the corporate news is still pretending that the new Overwatch doesn't exist. Praise for their swift handling of the Kilimanjaro relief effort goes to the African Union's emergency management agency, while stopping the vicious terrorist attack by Talon on Mumbai is, of course, credited to a swift response from Helix's international force of peacekeepers.The cracks in the system are showing, though. The rumors of Overwatch's return have now spread far beyond the darkweb. News anchors who dare to speculate are cut off by their networks, mid-sentence. Corpnet message boards are full of chains of deleted threads as panic-stricken moderators attempt to suppress the conversation at their administrators' behalf. The lies won't last for much longer. Something has to give, and soon.More and more people are beginning to believe the truth, and you can see the effect of that as Athena shows you the increase in donations and financial support. It feels wrong, somehow, to attach a concrete financial gain to being a hero and saving people's lives. You directed the team in Mumbai to rescue those hostages instead of focusing on the real threat, not because of this, but because it was the right thing to do. Still. It's good that something came of it.Athena tells you that Mei has requested your presence in the training hall, at your convenience. You were also thinking about stopping by to see your new scientist, Maeve Carrol, and see if she's making any progress on decrypting the corporate data you stole from her former office -- and of course, there's those half-finished piloting lessons you started with Tracer.>Mei.>Dr. Carrol.>Piloting lessons.>Blow that stuff off and do something fun.>Write-in.
>>1841191>Mei.Doc can use more time to get more decrypted.
>Mei, since she asked. If we have time we'll check up on TracerSee >>1841194
>>1841191>>MeiMei is a cute.
You meet Mei in the training hall. She's dressed in her white and blue fur-lined parka, holding her ice gun, looking like she's trying to work up her courage for something. You clear your throat, startling her, but after a few moments of making embarassed faces, she composes herself and says what she has to say."I'm not happy with how yesterday you had to save me from that blast," she says. "Wait, what I mean is -- I'm happy that you did it, of course. I mean that I'm not happy with myself. If I'm going to be on the team, I can't afford to be a liability. I can't be so vulnerable." She seems unusually determined. "That's why I -- I've decided to develop a new defensive technique. You saw yesterday that I can create an ice wall within a short distance. That can help me shield you, or anyone on the team. But I thought of something else. Something where, for a few seconds, I can protect myself from anything."Go on," you say, intrigued."Well, by modulating the thermic extractor to project a short-term exclusion field, I can, er, um. Freeze myself. In an ice block. If I arrange the fields right, the outer layer should be incredibly dense, resistant to almost any projectile or energy.""And I presume it doesn't kill you to be frozen inside, or there wouldn't be much point.""Uh, yes, of course. Cryonic technology is well tested, and the reversal process is quite harmless." She looks down at the ice gun in her hand. "Although this particular application has never been tried before ...""It sounds a lot like the cryo chambers you used back in Antarctica," you say, and glance down to see her knees shaking. "Which is why I'm guessing you're terrified.""I'm not!" she insists. "J-just because similar, far more proven and tested technology failed my team when it counted, and they all died, I-I-I mean, what kind of reason is that to be afraid?""A pretty good one, if you ask me. Have you tried it yet?""N-no, I was just waiting until you got here. To, uh. To witness. As the one in charge of deployments, you should of course be aware of your agents' capabilities. Yes. That is why I called you. It's definitely not because I'm afraid."(Continued)
>>1841252Mei is too adorable for this world.
>>1841252You cross the distance and rest a hand on Mei's shoulder. "Look. You don't have to do this. You're a huge help to the team just acting as an assistant to Winston and Mei and part-time base defender. You don't have to push yourself to this extent to become a full field agent.""I want to," she says, determination fighting fear in her eyes.You nod, and step back. "All right. Let's see it, then. Mei's invincible ice block technique."Mei takes a deep breath and closes her eyes, like she's about to plunge into water. Then she triggers a button on the side of her gun. Almost faster than your eyes can see, an iceberg forms around Mei with a loud crunch. A rush of heat passes by you, the thermal energy that once occupied that space. You can see her clearly, inside. Is she conscious in there? You resist an urge to tap on the ice, like a window at an aquarium.Then, just as suddenly, the block shatters and disappears in a cloudburst of tiny snowflakes. Mei stands there, gasping and panting, her cheeks flushing, but very much alive. "It worked!" she says in shock. >Fantastic. You're shaping up to be one of our best defensive assets.>Nice work, but be careful. This won't make you invincible out there.>This is crazy. I can't let you do this in the field.
>>1841263>Fantastic. You're shaping up to be one of our best defensive assets but don't let this go to your head.
>>1841263>Nice work, but be careful. This won't make you invincible out there. You're shaping up to be one of our best defensive assets.
>>1841263>Nice work, but be careful. This won't make you invincible out there.>how long can you maintain it?
>>1841263>>Fantastic. You're shaping up to be one of our best defensive assets.>>Nice work, but be careful. This won't make you invincible out there.
>>1841263>>>Fantastic. You're shaping up to be one of our best defensive assets.>>>Nice work, but be careful. This won't make you invincible out there.
>Awesome job! This'll definitely help with defense! Just be careful, alright? This won't make you invincible out there.
>>1841263>Fantastic. You're shaping up to be one of our best defensive assets.>Nice work, but be careful. This won't make you invincible out there.
>>1841263>>Nice work, but be careful. This won't make you invincible out there.
>>1841263>Nice work, but be careful. This won't make you invincible out there.
>>1841263>Fook off ya cunt, Mercy is for me
>>1841263"Fantastic," you say, applauding. "This is really great, actually. You say this'll block projectiles, energy, just about anything?""That's right! At least, that's the theory. I'm leaving that until the second phase of testing, for obvious reasons.""I gotta say, I'm really impressed. Seems like just a short time ago you were scared of even the idea of being a field agent. With this ice block thing, the wall, and that close-range freeze blaster, you're shaping up to be one of our best defensive assets. I sure as hell wouldn't want to get past you, if I were a Talon soldier."Mei holds up a clenched fist, a fire in her eyes. "I'll do whatever it takes, Seeker. This world is worth fighting for, and I'm ready to do my part.""You still need to be careful out there, though. This won't make you invincible out there. You'll have to come out of the ice block eventually. Don't let this get to your head.""R-right, of course. Don't worry, I'll be careful."You help Mei test out a few more elements of her new technique, then spend the rest of the day Overwatch stuff -- talking with Torbjorn and Brigitte about the capabilities of the new Forge, giving input on some teamwork-based tactics Genji and Tracer have come up with, and getting Winston's help maintaining some of the more esoteric mechanics in your gear.(Continued)
>>1841337Late that evening you flop into your bed, exhausted but not ready for sleep. You take out your datapad, wondering what to do, and at that moment, receive a call. It's an old number, you realize, taking a moment to recognize it. An old number from an old life. Still, it could be important, so you answer. "Hello?""Hey, kid.""Silver! Hey, uh, how's things?""Things are good. Keeping yourself busy?""You bet," you say, thinking of exploding volcanos, beautiful assassins, cute scientists, and the general mayhem that is your life now. "Never a dull moment, really.""I'll bet. You must have a lot going on. I last saw you in Rio, yeah? You were asking a lot of questions about Vishkar. Funny thing how just a few hours later, a huge anti-Vishkar riot erupted in the middle of the city. Almost kicked the bastards clean out, like peasants with pitchforks at the castle gates. Crazy how the timing worked out on that, huh?""Pretty crazy, yeah.""Then, you know, this morning I'm looking at darknet pictures from that incident in Africa couple weeks back, with the Omnics that went haywire. You hear about how this "new Overwatch" are the one who took care of it? People don't seem to be clear on what the hell happened, just that there was some kinda three-way dance between the Omnics, Overwatch, and corpsec. I'm sure you heard about it."The funny thing is, there was this kid in a purple hood and jacket running around with them. You wouldn't happen to know anything about that, would you?">Admit it.>Evade it.>Deny it.
>>1841350>Admit it.She knows.
>Dick picNah, I'm kidding>Admit it
>>1841350>Admit it.She knows
>>1841341She's a skeleton in a meatsuit. The proof is right there!>>1841350>>Admit it.S'a fair cop.
>>1841350"All right, yeah. I admit it. I went legit. Or, I don't know, does joining a vigilante squad barred from operating by UN edict count as "legit"?""You tell me," Silver says. "I always knew that bleeding heart of yours would get the better of you one day, kid. Just not like this.""So what now? You going to head off and burn down my rep with the crews, now that I'm a lawman?""Do I seem like the sort of vindictive bitch who'd that?""No. But I've been wrong before."Silver hmms, pretending to think about it. "Might be the smart thing to do. Let everyone know that our little Bandit thinks he's a white hat now. Keeping your mouth shut when you find out one of your own's joined the law is dumb as hell, when you think about it. But it wouldn't be the first time I've done something dumb on your behalf, would it, kid? So, no. I've got no plans for anything like that. If our mutual contacts suddenly start disappearing, I might rethink things. But until that happens, you've got nothing to worry about from me.""Glad to hear it. Guess I owe you another one. How many is that?""Don't count it up just yet, cause you're about to add another to the list," Silver says. "I got a tip that I'm pretty sure will interest you.""A tip?" you say, feeling some of the old instincts stirring, that feeling of excitement. "What do you mean?""Avalon.""Avalon? The Archive? Are you serious? You mean--""Yep. According to my source, the timelock cracked open on the Vault C entrance just a few hours ago. England is about to become the number one destination for every vault hunter who thinks they're hot shit. And I just happen to know one.""Holy shit," you say, your mind spinning. The Avalon Archive is one of the big tech vaults that hasn't been properly raided yet, its sophisticated security systems denying even the most dogged of vault hunters. Rumors abound that the archive was made to contain advanced weapon systems, prototypes based on barely-understood quirks of physical laws, and that any vault hunter lucky or clever enough to get inside and survive would surely find a relic of incredible power, that would fetch an equally incredible price.If someone else got to those weapons first, some of them would surely be sold on the black market. They could easily end up in the hands of Talon or Anubis.You haven't done a proper tech vault run in two or three years, but really, what's the difference between breaking into high-security corporate facilities and the golden age tech vaults? Nothing, Logan, you answer yourself, except there's fewer living guards, and more death traps, killer drones, and unpredictable quirks of physics. Simple enough, right?"What do you think?" Silver asks. "I can arrange a transport, if you're interested.">All right. I'll do it. I can't let those weapons fall into the wrong hands.>Sorry, but I'll have to pass. Talon is waiting for any chance like this.
>>1841398>All right. I'll do it. I can't let those weapons fall into the wrong hands.
>>1841398>All right. I'll do it. I can't let those weapons fall into the wrong hands
>>1841398>>All right. I'll do it. I can't let those weapons fall into the wrong hands.Really, was there ever any doubt?
>>1841398>alright I'll do it>Don't suppose you would want to join overwatch?
>>1841398>>All right. I'll do it. I can't let those weapons fall into the wrong hands.
>>1841398>alright I'll do it>" i definitely need to stock up on some equipment though"
>>1841398You say, "All right. I'll do it. If those weapons fell into the wrong hands -- anyway. I'll take the transport.""I'm contacting the pilot now," Silver says. "Where shall I send it?""Spain.""You're close to England already, that's good. You might even be the first one there. Pilot should be there in a few hours. I'll text you the slave frequency. Craft has room for a few extra passengers, in case you decide to break a habit and take someone else along.""I'll think about it," you say. "Hey, uh -- I don't suppose you would want to--""Don't even try it, kid," Silver says, chuckling. "Working alongside someone with a badge isn't my style, and I don't do much field work these days. But I know a part of you is still one of us. if you need anything special, anything you can't find through the regular channels. You know who to call.""I do. Thanks for everything, Silver."So much for getting any rest after getting blasted by a volcano. Looks like instead of sleeping tonight, you're heading to England, and plunging straight into a vault of unknown dangers from the pre-Crisis golden age.The only question is: will anyone go with you?>Go by yourself. Right now, you're a vault hunter again, and you work alone.>Take one or two people along: you'll have backup, but still be mobile.>Bring a full strike team to do this brute force style, and be ready for anything.
>>1841447>>Go by yourself. Right now, you're a vault hunter again, and you work alone.
>>1841447>Go by yourself. Right now, you're a vault hunter again, and you work aloneThe only people we could bring are too tired to fight at full strength
>>1841447>Take one or two people along: you'll have backup, but still be mobile.Hanzo and/ or Genji. We're still hurt
>>1841447>Take one or more people along: you'll have backup, but still be mobile.
>>1841447>>Take one or two people along: you'll have backup, but still be mobile.Tempting as it is to solo this, it's probably not the best idea.
>>1841447Aren't we exhausted from the day's mission and still trying to recover from the burns? We should at least take Tracer along to help cover our ass.
>>1841447>>Take one or two people along: you'll have backup, but still be mobile.Take Tracer along, her time fuckery will probably be really useful in dealing with traps
>>1841447>Take one or two people along: you'll have backup, but still be mobile.
>>1841447>Take one or two people along: you'll have backup, but still be mobile.I remember Reinhardt teaching is to be a team player...
Tracer + Lucio would be perfect right now, but we don't have him, so I vote Tracer + maybe Winston.
>>1841472I'll support this
>>1841476Taking Mercy with us would make quiet the difference as well, also we can still adjust our gear to better fill the rolls that aren't covered by the few people we take with us.
>>1841482only issue I can see with taking mercy with us is that if something happens that requires the rest of overwatch to mobilize them not having a healer seems pretty risky.
>>1841486my thoughts exactly, but the same applies in reverse.
>>1841482I thought of this, >>1841486, which is a good idea, but we would probably need Winston's shield for traps and jump jets for vertical mobility. Winston himself is also a good escape plan. Adjusting our gear to get the regen dash and a lighter build would definitely help here.
>>1841447>Go by yourself. Right now, you're a vault hunter again, and you work alone.
>>1841447I'll leave the discussion over who, if anyone, to bring along open for tonight. I'll count it up tomorrow morning, and run the actual vault that evening. What mysteries will the vault of Avalon contain? Tune in to Overwatch Quest tomorrow to find out.
>>1841501So QM, has mercy been nerfed?
>>1841508I might use pre-nerf rework Mercy.
>>1841512So does that mean your making her into the Murder Mercy she's becoming or the actual useful support/team heal, revive mercy?
>>1841492>https://pastebin.com/4q1FYdVVArmor: Light (+move speed) Sword: Plasma BladePistol: Thunderbolt (Tesla)L. Hand: EM ShieldBoots: Angelic Alacrity (Caduceus)Chest: ---Ultimate: Magneton Gun (Pistol) ARMORMedium: +50 HPHeavy: +100 armor, increased movement ability CDEnergy: +50 Shields, -50 HP. TESLA CORELightning / Shield Sword (1): StormbladeIn sword form, hold RMB to charge up a powerful area-effect spin attack. Gun (2): ThunderboltIn gun form, hold RMB to charge up a lock-on attack that bounces between targets. Left Hand (E): Knight ShieldRaise a defensive force barrier, shielding yourself and teammates from damage. Boots (Shift): Shield DashDash in the direction you're moving, creating a force shield that blocks projectiles and knocks back enemies. Chest (Passive): Arc ShieldGain a temporary barrier when you use an active ability. CADUCEUS COREHealing / Flight Sword (1): EinherjarIn sword form, press RMB to gain a burst of health regen and increased melee damage. Gun (2): Wings of LightIn gun form in midair, press RMB to glide or hover and gain increased accuracy. Left Hand (E): RallyKnock back nearby enemies, and heal yourself and allies. Boots (Shift): Angelic AlacrityDash or glide in the direction of movement and gain a burst of health regen. Chest (Passive): Valkyrie's ChosenIncreased healing received when out of combat for a few seconds. Wounds received while equipped will heal faster. ULTIMATE CORE (Q)Charge up a powerful ability. Does not use up a gear slot. Sword: OmnislashMagnetize all enemies in an area and dash between them, striking each with a high-damage attack with increased cleave range. Gun: Magneton GunGain 3 high-damaging hitscan shots that pierce through enemies. Barriers take double damage but are not pierced. Left Hand: ShadowshotFires an anchor trap which latches chains of magnetic energy onto enemies. Tethered enemies are slowed, take increased damage, and can only move a limited distance away from the anchor. Boots: Shadow DashGain 3 charges of a dash that damages enemies and releases homing projectiles. Chest: Agility AmpGain increased movement speed, ability cooldown, and melee damage. This is the pastebin of Seeker's current equipment. We currently have a more combat oriented build, which is great. The problem is, this is some serious Seeker-stopping shit we're gonna be dealing with. Regardless of who we take. We're gonna need to make some changes. My proposal is that we keep our armor the way it is. However, we move our Tesla Core in our boots because Shield dash is really good , we move our Caudecus Core to our chest for that sweet, sweet health regen, and move our ultimate capacitor to our sword, because there will still probably be groups of drones or other scavengers in the vault. The ultimate can also kind of function as a Swift Strike++ should we choose to use it.
>>1841530>TESLA CORE>Left Hand (E): Knight Shield>Raise a defensive force barrier, shielding yourself and teammates from damage.>Boots (Shift): Shield Dash>Dash in the direction you're moving, creating a force shield that blocks projectiles and knocks back enemies.>CADUCEUS CORE>Sword (1): Einherjar>In sword form, press RMB to gain a burst of health regen and increased melee damage.>Boots (Shift): Angelic Alacrity>Dash or glide in the direction of movement and gain a burst of health regen.either of these seem good to get out of a pinch if necessary, to the point where I'd suggest Agility Amp might be reasonable to enhance our performance should we find ourselves in deep troubble, with a dash getting into melee range is trivial as well, mind you.
>>1841512>>1841520well, not as much murder Mercy because she still is a pacifist doctor at heart... or so I hope.
>>1841501Damn, i'm getting flashbacks to the Vault of Glass back when it was first released.
>>1841572we can never go back anon, to those wonderful times....>mfw there will never be a Destiny Guardian Quest>Mfw I got D2 on PC so my poor guy is stuck on the XBone...im so sorry
>>1841606Why must you remind me.>that early music at the beginning, the precursor of something horrible that was about to begin.>All those failed attempts to advance the early sections.>going back and forward in time to stop the incoming doom.>if one failed, all failedI wish i could go back and do all the raids for the first time again
>>1841608Fuck i meant eerie music
>>1841530>>1841563I feel like we should stick with what we have. Something tell me a high tech vault might have some barriers and such.As for who to bring, I feel like we should bring someone to cover our weakness. Tracer is nice and all, but she is also one of our two pilots. Taking her limits how many people we can send unless Athena can pilot multiple craft at once.I honestly think Torb is a good person to bring. He knows tech, can shore up defenses we lack, is good in close range, and we haven't done almost anything with him.
>>1841447>>Take one or two people along: you'll have backup, but still be mobile.Torbjorn and Mercy, if she does not have someone to heal.
>>1841447>Take one or two people along: you'll have backup, but still be mobile.Torb for tech.Should we concern ourselves with other scavengers?
>>1841618Ivan, do we really want to hog Mercy when the rest of the team might need a medic? Torb has armor and we have the Heal Dash.
>>1841622>Ivan, do we really want to hog Mercy when the rest of the team might need a medicThat's why I said, IF she doesn't need to heal someone at base. Also she has my votes in the Seekerbowl.
>>1841625I mean hogging her in case a mission comes up while we are at the vault.
>>1841626Yeah, you right, something WILL happen, I can feel it with my butt.So no Mercy. Maybe Mei to counter some of the traps by freezing them.
I vote Tracer and/or Genji. We need mobility, and the three of us have it in spades. Could possibly switch one of them out for Hanzo, but I feel like he'd be more useful back at base. Because who are we kidding, something's gonna happen. It's entirely possible that Silver's working for Talon, or that it might not even be her. Could be Sombra following go on the dick pics.
>>1841447>Take one or two people along: you'll have backup, but still be mobile.Tech and Armor. Also Dwarves are built for dungeons.
>>1841608>We will never get the chills from the music for the first time again>We will never have everyone collectivly panic when a Gorgon see's you>We will never have the back to back struggle of the oracle fight for the first time again>We will never do battle in three time zones at once to defeat Aetheon>You will never get that Y1 Vex Mythocast feels or the Fatebringer ones againIt will forever be the best of the Raids, the whole thing was beautiful. I only wish they made more raids and strikes. gonna have to wait till October to hit D2 though...dammit
>>1841682I hope the raids are on par with the predecessor, if they can nail that and story bits placed on the actual game then its easy game of the year right there.
>>1841701apparently there is only like 4 strikes and no variations so that sucks. Time will tell naturally. Traveler willing....Though seriously the Traveler has got to be a bad guy, so many damn things pointing to it on the downlow
>>1841712I'm just wondering what Bane is up to with blocking the TravelerAlso agree with you, the dots are there, i'm just waiting for the connection
>>1841712>>1841723Ever heard the parable of the fox? where a child saves a wild fox and takes it home, they play with each other after the fox recovers and one day the fox bites the child, the father shoots the fox thereafter.I think the traveler is neither good or bad but it's way of interacting with other species ends up with the fall over and over again because the thing has no damn clue how to handle meatbags, as did the child with the fox.
>>1841701GOTY is a stretch considering that Shadow of War is coming out in October.
>>1841764that scam will not even be close when we have Nier Automata, Nioh and P5 who are all genre-busting in their own right.
>>1841766I thought Nier Automata and P5 were last year's games actually. Otherwise, I would hands down give it to P5.
>>1841764>Shadow of War>Micro transaction single player game>GOod
>>1841791Honestly, I was ignoring the microtransactions because I wasn't going to buy the game in the first place.
>>1841795Who do you think should come on the vault run though?
>>1841795>>1841791it's not going to be GotY, the shitstorm they caused on multiple fronts is too big and if it gets the award, it will turn it into a farceyou can't say all the funds of your day one dlc are for the family of the guy dedicated to it and then add, in tiny letters: applies only to america and up to three dolars per purchase.MTX' in a fullprice title is another thing entirely. A can of worms that ruined many games and I vote with my wallet not to let this become industry standard.
>>1841723Considering what he said in the first mission and the trailers, He probably intends to weaponize the Light/make Cabal Guardians.Both possibilietes are pretty dang scary.
>>1841802Isn't light already weaponized? most of the weapons are energy based, i assumed because of itI like that second idea
>>1841805It was my understanding that only Humans were able to use Light in their weaponry thanks to the Traveler teaching them the know-how. I could be wrong tho.Going back to the quest I vote we take Torb with us. I can't really decide who else to pick... maybe Winston could help with any Cyber security?
>>1841799Tracer and possibly Torbjorn/Winston. Everyone else is either too tired or unsuited to this operation.
>>1841824Tracer is one of our pilots though. If we take any other super mobile person I'd say Genji because deflect and it doesn't limit our ability to respond to threats.Though I think bringing either is a mistake and Winston is one our of two tanks. Muh mobility won't be that useful in an enclosed space.
>>1841472>>1841477Also how does time fuckery help with traps if they are any good and reset?
>>1841825Genji is a decent possibility, but it depends on if he's in good enough condition to come along.
>>1841829Presumably, if she gets hit by a trap she can just rewind.
>>1841832Okay and? Now we still have to deal with the trap. If we are cautious we can just not get hit by them.Also if we bring Genji or Tracer we are really lowering the mobility of the response teams we have.
>>1841833I agree.I feel the response team should be Seeker and a Scientist/Engineer. Preferably Torbjorn.
Thinking about it more I can see Genji being useful. Tracer is a no go for me though.
>>1841936the rewind might work in our favor for disabling traps, but with deflect and wall climb open up entirely new alleys along with his double jump...>>1841615though if we take noone to heal we NEED to change our equipment to provide at least sporadic recovery in case something goes awry, because that can happen at any time.
>>1842033We already have our self healing. Torb can provide armor.
It looks like the consensus is to bring along Torbjorn for his engineering skills and armor packs -- that is, assuming the crotchety dwarf is willing to accompany you on a duo mission in the middle of the night to breach a tech vault filled with dangerous traps and unknown hazards.Vault hunting should commence after I'm home from work, so in about seven hours from this post.>>1841572>>1841606My new quest Freelancers is basically a skirmish Destiny Quest, so check that out next time it runs.
>>1842043>assuming the crotchety dwarf is willing to accompany you on a duo mission in the middle of the night to breach a tech vault filled with dangerous traps and unknown hazards.appeal to his sense of scientific (re-)discovery and we'll be good.
>>1842043>Torbs>refusing to touch thisIf he refuses. I'll 've worried.
>>1842043>>1842077I mean he might just not give two shits
>>1842043Getting Torbjorn to agree to the misison turned out not to be the hard part. Despite the late hour, you found him awake in the Forge, poring over designs and blueprints. When he heard the situation, and what was at stake, he concurred with your assessment of taking along someone as backup, but leaving the team's healer and pilot free to handle any situation that might arise in your absence.No, the hard part turned out to be getting him into the aircraft when he found out it was automated, and the "pilot" was an advanced autopilot, probably breaking one or two footnotes of the international AI treaties just by existing. "I know it's weird, but we already rely on Athena," you protested to the obstinate engineer whose fears, perhaps, were not entirely unfounded. "What's one AI more or less? It's just a short jaunt over to England and back. What could go wrong?""Oohhh, you just had to say that, lad, didn't you?"In the end, you convinced him of the necessity of leaving the two Overwatch transports available -- this recent episode with Talon striking simultaneously with the volcano eruption leads you to believe this won't be the last time the team is called on to fight in multiple places at once.So that's how the two of you found yourselves crammed into a small automated transport craft, in the air heading north over the hills of France, towards Wales and the Avalon archive, a long-sealed vault theorized to hold deadly prototype weapons.Torbjorn still seems grouchy, or maybe he's just always like that. Anyway, he hasn't said much. To break the somewhat awkward silence, you:>Ask about his kids. Parents love talking about their kids, right?>Tell him a story from your experiences vault hunting. >Reminisce about fighting that Titan with him.>Say you heard the old team tried to break into the Longinus Institute. Was he involved in that?>Admit you like this automated transport thing. You should get some.
>>1842788>Say you heard the old team tried to break into the Longinus Institute. Was he involved in that?If he doesn't want to talk then:>Tell him a story from your experiences vault hunting.
>>1842788>Tell him a story from your experiences vault hunting. Dorf loves tech put that in the story
>>1842788>Ask about his kids. Parents love talking about their kids, right?Here's to hoping they're alive and not scum
>>1842788>>Say you heard the old team tried to break into the Longinus Institute. Was he involved in that?>Tell him a story from your experiences vault hunting.
>>1842796Changing to talking about his kids
>>1842788>Ask about his kids. Parents love talking about their kids, right?
>>1842788>Say you heard the old team tried to break into the Longinus Institute. Was he involved in that?>Tell him a story from your experiences vault hunting. >Ask about his kids. Parents love talking about their kids, right?
>>1842788The Avalon archive, huh? I wonder if Merlin is there?>Say you heard the old team tried to break into the Longinus Institute. Was he involved in that?>Tell him a story from your experiences vault hunting.
>>1842788>>Ask about his kids. Parents love talking about their kids, right?
>>1842788>>Tell him a story from your experiences vault hunting.
>>1842788>>Say you heard the old team tried to break into the Longinus Institute. Was he involved in that?
>>1842788"So uh, tell me about your kids," you say, thinking that parents always love talking about their kids. "You said you had a big family back home in Gothenburg, right? Was it six kids? Seven?""Eight. Where would I even start? They're a pack of rascals, the lot of them. Run me ragged. Never should've had any kids this old, let alone eight of them." Torbjorn sounds surly, but you can hear the affection creeping into his voice. "But you know, my wife, she wanted a big family, and who am I to say no to her? She's a wonderful woman. Lord knows why she puts up with a one-eyed, one-armed dwarf for a husband." "I wouldn't sell yourself -- I mean, you've got a lot of good qualities." You clear your throat.Torbjorn continues. "My oldest, Hilde, she's the real handful. Has beautiful blonde hair, just like my wife. Hoped she'd take after her. But she listened to too many stories from her uncle Reinhardt." He scowls. "When she was young, she wanted to be a Crusader, just like him. She'd run around, swinging a foam hammer, shouting about glory. I thought she'd grow out of it, but here we are. I tried to tell her that battle wasn't any place for her. That with Rein as the single exception, every one of the Crusaders perished in battle. But I wasn't in a position to argue. I had every excuse to avoid fieldwork as Overwatch's engineer, and yet I kept going until I'd lost an eye and a hand, and even that couldn't stop me.""So now she wants to be a fighter, and there's not much you can tell her that'll change her mind."He lets out a weary sigh. "Pretty much, lad. Ain't your problem, just, you know. It's an old man's burden to be vexed by his children.""That I can understand," you say, thinking that you've probably vexed your own parents plenty. "Speaking of the old days, I heard the old team tried to break into the Longinus Institute. Were you involved in that?""Of course," he snorts. "I was Chief Engineer for most of the team's running, who else do you think would've handled it? Never made any headway on it, though. I even let Reyes try some of his tricks on it. In the end, we hit it with the biggest bomb we were legally allowed to set off that close to a populated area, and we couldn't even scratch the damn door. Haven't a clue what it was made of.""Yeah, you usually have to be subtle with these places. I remember one time ..."(Continued)
>>1842943"... so that's how I found myself upside-down, tied up in a cable, and suspended in midair halfway up the launch chamber, while a dozen guard bots smashed into pieces on the floor down below.""If this story is supposed to impress me with your foresight and composure, lad, it's doing a terrible job.""What? No, it's supposed to impress you with my -- you know what? Never mind. Just trust me that I've done this a bunch of times before. I know what I'm doing." He's right, though. That was definitely not the right story to tell."So how did you get out?""Well, by the time the thirteenth guard bot came along, I had backup. That was part of the brief period I worked with a partner. Very brief period." Realizing you've stumbled onto something you'd rather not talk about, you change the subject and say, "We're starting to get close. Let's check our equipment."The transport drops you off in one of the flooded cities of western Britain, victims to the sudden climate disaster that shook the world decades ago. Waves of polluted water lap at your feet as you and Torbjorn approach the imposing Vault C door of the Avalon Archive."I thought you said it'd be open, lad," Torbjorn says. "Looks awfully shut to me.""That's because it's waiting for us to knock," you say. "Believe it or not, there was an even bigger door in front of this one before. It was on a timelock nobody could access. Not only were we stuck outside, but we couldn't even tell when it would open. Now it has, and this type of door has a fairly simple access code. Simple for yours truly, that is," you add, cracking your knuckles. You take out your trusty lock jammer and approach the door.>Roll to hack the vault door lock.
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>>1842948>>1842951>>1842952>>1842955Nice work, anons. Writing.
>>1842951>>1842952>>1842955Whoa whoa what is this? Seeker is rolling well?
>>1842948It's been a while since you handled a lock of this complexity, or indeed anything with this high a security rating. The last time you saw someone try one of these, a laser turned into a pile of ash before they even realized they'd made a mistake. Probably not a good idea to mention that to Torbjorn right now, though. You start sweating inside your helmet, trying to put that memory out of your head.Your gadget strikes green, and you let out a sigh of relief. With a grinding of metal, the huge door slowly slides open. You wait a few moments, listening for alarms or incoming guardbots. Nothing happens."All right, I'm impressed," Torbjorn admits. "Getting the door open at all was more than we could ever do, and ye even managed not to set off any alarms or traps doing it. Nice work, lad.""Thanks," you say. "Still a long way to go, though. Stay close to me, and don't touch anything. Things can get weird in a place like this.""Don't have to tell me twice."The two of you head inside. The archive is untouched by the overgrowth and flooding that surrounds the city outside. Everthing is pristine except for a layer of dust. The first chamber is an entry hall with chairs and a reception desk, behind which on the wall is a large placard reading Avalon Utopics, Site C.Hallways lead left and right. Arbitrarily, you choose left, and head off. Torbjorn stays close behind you, his rivet gun at the ready.Soon you encounter your first obstacle: a patrol of still-functioning guardbots, wolfhound class. You're positioned by an open doorway into a manufacturing floor, where there's two of them you can see sniffing about. Probably two more nearby -- that's their usual deployment pattern."My god," Torbjorn says quietly, staring at them. "They're Model 12-A. I thought they were never put into production.""You see a lot of things in these places that aen't supposed to be exist," you say. "We can get past them, but it might be a bad idea to leave them behind us." They could bite you in the ass later, either literally or metaphorically. On the other hand, if you can find another way further into the complex, maybe you shouldn't make extra trouble for yourself.>Use the element of surprise and attack the guard hounds.>Bait them into an ambush.>Find a way around.
>>1843032>>Bait them into an ambush.
>>1843032>>Use the element of surprise and attack the guard hounds.
>>1843032>Use the element of surprise and attack the guard hounds.Stay in the doorway so we can funnel them and make good use of our Bounce Shot and Torb's spray.
>>1843032>Bait them into an ambush.
>>1843032>>Find a way around.
>>1843032>Find a way around.Leave them as someone else's problem.
>>1843032>Use the element of surprise and attack the guard hounds.Blitz them
>>1843045>Sombra hacks into them when she appearsnah>Bait them into an ambush >>1843032
>>1843037>>1843040>>1843042>>1843051>>1843057>>1843063>>1843076Baiting the guard hounds into an ambush.Roll!
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>>1843097bless you and your dice.
>>1843102Doesn't matter. Raven takes all the dice together.
>>1843148A 4 is still a success. Here is his WIP new dice system:Die 1: "action die". Result of the primary action. Land your attacks, make the jump, stay in stealth, etc. If multiple options are selected (my "choose 3" combat votes) then the roll determines how many of your options actually happen. In general, 7+ means all 3, 4-6 means 2, 1-3 means 1.Die 2: "consequence die". Determines extra fallout from Die 1. If you get shot, for example, a failure means something else bad happens -- you drop a critical item, or get cut off from your allies. It can also be good -- if Die 1 was a success, Die 2 can add a bonus. This can also be used as "ally die" to see what happens with your friends.Die 3: "Escalation die." How the scenario progresses, ex. how fast your ally can break through a safe, how long enemy reinforcements get to the scene.
>>1843159Instructions unclear, got dice stuck in ass.
>>1843159I was PLANNING on cleaning up that description before posting it in the thread, but thanks I guess.
>>1843032While Torbjorn waits by the door, you sneak into the room and prepare an ambush. At the last moment, though, the hounds veer away from the path you were set to attack them on. One of them raises its head abruptly, sniffing the air, and you realize it's scented you. With no choice but to attack, you hold down the new side button on your gun, charging it up with electricity, then step out from cover and fire the charged thunderbolt at the nearest bot. Lightning flashes through it, scorching its plating and frying its circuits, then leaps to the other bot nearby, damaging it as well.The dog you shot goes down, but the second, the "bounce" target, stays up and charges forward. Your gun is shaking in your hand, still venting gas after the thunderbolt strike. You spin it into sword form, but not fast enough -- the hound leaps at you and knocks you over. It lunges for your throat, and you barely block in time with your forearm, feeling the sharp metal teeth puncture your armor and sink into the flesh underneath.A cluster of red-hot rivets suddenly sprouts from the hound's head. The lights in its eyes go out, and the pressure on your arm lessens. You wrench it free and stand up, rubbing at the torn armor on your forearm, looking down at the slumped form of the guard wolf."Thanks," you say to Torbjorn as he joins you."Weren't nothing. Hmmm." He inspects the damage to your arm. "I ain't Mercy, lad, but I might be able to do something for you."Torbjorn gets down to the disabled robot and uses his mechanical wrench-hand to pry off some of its metal plating, then drops it over his shoulder into the forge implanted in his back. The superheated interior quickly turns the metal to slag, then a molten nanite solution.Only a few seconds later, Torbjorn withdraws something from the forge: a metallic rectangle, containing an inner yellow glow. He hands it out to you. "Here. Touch this with yer wounded hand."You reach out gingerly. "Uhhh, what does it--?""Just touch it!" growls Torbjorn.You do, and are startled as the metal springs to life. Supporting braces snake out along your arm, acting as guidelines for armor plating that extends and snaps into place. In less than two seconds, your entire arm is coated with iron-grey armor, with highlights in Torbjorn's red and gold. You flex, experimentally, and move your arm around -- the armor moves with you just fine. "Holy crap," you say. "Armor packs? How do those even work?""It's complicated," Torbjorn says. "I spent a lot of work on the "one size fits all" part. But hard work pays off."You look around. "There's probably two more hound bots, but I can't see or hear them. On the other hand, there's probably a control program that, at some point, will notice these two are gone.""Don't worry," Torbjorn says, producing a turret. "I'll leave us a rearguard."(Continued)
>>1843232The two of you find a huge, cylindrical chamber with walls of white panels. Service stairs travel down the outer wall, and you proceed downwards several floors, your footsteps echoing in the empty space. A heavy doorway at the bottom blocks the only path out, but some quick work with your doorjammer has it open, revealing a long hallway."This is usually about when I hit some kind of trap or nasty physics experiment gone wrong," you say to Torbjorn. "Stay on your toes ...">Roll!
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>>1843242>>1843245>>1843247God bless you anons.
>>1843238"Just as I thought," you say, as the door seals shut behind you. Panels in the walls open to reveal hidden vents that start to pump a foul-looking smog into the room. Your helmet's hud lights up to alert you that this is, in fact, toxic gas.Your suit's hazmat systems are equiped to deal with just such an event. You look down at Torbjorn, recalling the time you suffered a toxic gas attack in the cockpit of that Titan mech -- but this time, the engineer is already pulling on a custom facemask with respirator. He looks up at you and gives you a thumbs up. "I'm not falling for that trick a second time.""Good stuff," you say, then pause to examine the situation. Toxic gas doesn't have to be so obvious, but this smog is choking off visibility in the room. Could there be something else? "Stay here for a moment," you say to Torbjorn, switching through a few different filters on your helmet's view as you cautiously explore forward. On a certain filter, several floor plates nearby light up. "Thought so. Blast plates in the floor. This gas is probably explosive as well as toxic. You can see me all right, Torb? Okay. Just follow my path exactly and we'll be fine."You and Torbjorn make it out of the deathtrap without incident. The next trap room --"Huh," you say, looking down at the floor. It's heavily damaged, as though melted or burned away. "That's odd.""What is it?" Torbjorn says. "Acid bomb?""Could be," you say. "Could be hungries -- that is, disassembler nanites. Could be a lot of things. What I'm worried about is what it means."Torbjorn understands your line of thought. "Someone else might've already set it off."You nod. "Now, it's always possible that it's just a random accident. Or someone broke here in before today, and it's just that nobody ever heard about it. But yeah. It could've happened just now, and someone is a few steps ahead of us." You flip through a few filters, looking at the destroyed floor, but nothing shows up. "I can't tell either way. But we'll have to be careful."(Continued)
>>1843383You enter a large, shadowed chamber, lit only by a handful of spotlights above and floor lights below. Some kind of vehicle bay, with a high ceiling and a wide open space littered by the husks of inactive machines next to gantries and tool chests. Most are just loaders and transports, but one particular mech, about three times your height, has armor plating and a huge gun attached to its left arm. "That'll be the security force's heavy hitter," you say quietly to Torbjorn, pointing to the large mech. "Looks like it's shut off, so unless we cause a major alert, we won't have to tangle with it."You look around and spot a door marked DEPOT 01. "That's where we're going," you say. "There might be active repair bots, little drones on wheels, but they're pretty stupid." Torbjorn follows you as you begin to move forward, quickly but quietly, through the shadows of the vehicle bay. "Unless we run into a huge problem between here and that door, I'd say we're in the clear."A loud click sounds as a spotlight directly illuminates your position. A second one joins it, then a third. You take a step back, drawing your weapon -- but no alarm sounds. None of the machines activate. Nothing happens. You stand back to back with Torbjorn, your heart pounding, trying to be ready for anything.But nothing could have prepared you for this.(Continued)
>>1843390"Hiiii!" you hear a girlish voice say over your comms. "Sorry to tell you this, boys, but you're too late. The greatest vault hunter in the world has beaten you to the riches of Avalon!"Above you stands a figure that is bizarrely, impossibly familiar. A purple hood over a helmet. Form-fitting light armor with gadget pouches. Heavy gloves."Who are you?" you demand, not believing your senses."Don't you know, silly?" she says. "I'm the fastest, most daringest rogue ever to delve into the vaults of the golden age: Bandit!" She strikes an action pose straight out of a cartoon, then laughs. "I'm you!"The girl is wearing something like a fan's copy of your old outfit, the one without the modifications Brigitte made to slim it down. She's carrying a hefty pack over her shoulder, presumably the loot she's already obtained from downstairs. A weapon is holstered at her hip.And there's something about that voice. It's modulated by her helmet, but something is weirdly familiar about her speech patterns--"Now I'd love to stay and chat," she says. "But I've got a buyer for this stuff, so I'm afraid I'll have to run. But don't worry. I'll leave you a playmate." She triggers a remote in her hand.The engine of the nearby combat mech whirs to life. Lights inside the empty cockpit as the drone intelligence activates. The heavy machine gun on its left hand chunks as it locks ammunition into place."So long, other Bandit!" the girl giggles. "See you soon! Aaand smoke bomb!" she shouts, as she throws down a smoke bomb, and disappears.Unfortunately, you don't have the luxury of coming up with a retort, or thinking about what the hell just happened, because you're about to fight a huge mech.>Take cover and try to figure out its capabilities.>Lay down suppressing fire while Torbjorn sets up a turret.>Charge in and fire point-blank at something that looks vulnerable.>Run away!
>>1843394>>Take cover and try to figure out its capabilities.
>>1843394>Lay down suppressing fire while Torbjorn sets up a turret.
>>1843394>>Lay down suppressing fire while Torbjorn sets up a turret.damnit
>>1843394>>Lay down suppressing fire while Torbjorn sets up a turret.
>>1843394>Take cover and try to figure out its capabilities.>Torb see anything we can use?
Alright two things, it's either Sombra or, god forbid, D.Va.
>>1843422Both of those are very unlikely.
Im usually against this very action, but I think we gotta shoot one or both her legs.No way we can let her or anyone else get whatever might be in this vault. And the last thing we need is some wannabe fucking us over because she's our "biggest fan" and wants to outdo us.
>>1843427Or we could throw a rock at her.
>>1843429>>1843427We'd probably need to roll another two 10's to do that.
>>1843394What does Seeker look like?>>1843404Support.
>>1843427>>1843429>Lays down a smoke bomb and disappearsShe is gone
Calling for suppressing fire.Choose 3 in order of importance:>Allow Torbjorn to act freely>Hamper the mech's ability to attack.>Inflict some damage on the mech.>Spot a clue as to where "Bandit" went.Then roll!
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>1843445>Hamper the mech's ability to attack.>Spot a clue as to where "Bandit" went.>Allow Torbjorn to act freely
>>1843445>Hamper the mech's ability to attack.>Allow Torbjorn to act freely>Inflict some damage on the mech
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>1843445Shits fucked bro
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>18434451 >Allow Torbjorn to act freely2 >Spot a clue as to where "Bandit" went.3 >Hamper the mech's ability to attack.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>1843445Shit forgot to roll
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>1843445>>Allow Torbjorn to act freely>>Hamper the mech's ability to attack.>>Inflict some damage on the mech.
We don't need damage. If we cripple it enough we can just bail.
>>1843449Whoops forgot to vote
>>1843436Similar to the picture, but with a hooded jacket rather than cloak.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>1843445>Hamper the mech's ability to attack.>Spot a clue as to where "Bandit" went.>Allow Torbjorn to act freely
>>1843445>Allow Torbjorn to act freely>Spot a clue as to where "Bandit" went.>Hamper the mech's ability to attack.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>1843445>>Allow Torbjorn to act freely>>Hamper the mech's ability to attack.>>Inflict some damage on the mech.
>>1843445>Hamper the mech's ability to attack.>Spot a clue as to where "Bandit" went.>Allow Torbjorn to act freely
>>1843394"Get a turret set up!" you shout at Torbjorn. "I'll distract it!" You lay down a quick barrage from your heavy pistol, aiming at the mech's targeting systems and sensory ports. The big machine gun kicks to life with that "buzzsaw" sound of rapid fire ballistics, but you dealt enough damage to send its aim off, and the bullets go wide, clanging against the metal wall behind you.Torbjorn throws down a self-building turret, which immediately on finishing itself sights onto the mech and begins firing its semi-automatic gun. The engineer strikes it repeatedly with his hammer, channeling the nanite solution in his implanted forge, which assembles itself around the turret and creates a second gun, firing alternately with the first. The turret's consistent fire draws the mech's attention.All right, you think, preparing your weapon. That thing will obviously win a gun battle with Torb's turret on its own, but it'll give you the chance to take this thing down while it's distracted.>Sword & Angelic Alacrity: Fly in and cut its gun arm off.>Gun: Stay in cover and give it a thunderbolt.>Shield: Protect Torbjorn and his turret.(My ultimate is charging! (75%))
>>1843494>>Shield: Protect Torbjorn and his turret.
>>1843494Forgot this:You notice a flash of purple cloth disappear into a shadowed hallway. Can't afford to chase after this Bandit imposter right now, with Torbjorn under fire, but you know where she went. If you finish off this mech fast, you might be able to catch up to her.
>>1843494>Shield: Protect Torbjorn and his turret.
>>1843494>Gun: Stay in cover and give it a thunderbolt.We can just shoot it.
>>1843494>>Sword & Angelic Alacrity: Fly in and cut its gun arm off.
>>1843497>>1843502>>1843503>>1843504>not wanting to try and chase BanditReally?
>>Sword & Angelic Alacrity: Fly in and cut its gun arm off.Get some HP back, then we can chase. It's the most efficient option
>>1843494>Sword & Angelic Alacrity: Fly in and cut its gun arm off.
>>1843513My decision was made before I saw the second piece of information.>>1843502>>1843494Switching to >Sword & Angelic Alacrity: Fly in and cut its gun arm off.
>>1843494>>1843504switching to>Sword & Angelic Alacrity: Fly in and cut its gun arm off.
>Sword & Angelic Alacrity: Fly in and cut its gun arm off.Roll!
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>1843535
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>1843535
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>1843535No
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>1843535
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>1843535Alright let's do->>1843536You fucker
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>1843535
>>1843494You trigger the new rig on your boots, channeling energy through Mercy's Caduceus core. In a shower of golden light, they propel you through the air in a much more graceful, controllable way than the effect of the Shield Dash, and you can feel the biotics already working to heal the fang wounds on your arm. Spinning your weapon into sword form, you fly straight at the mech and swing at it, attempting to sever its gun arm at the shoulder. But it blocks with its other arm, knocking you out of your flight and landing in a heap on the ground nearby. The machine gun levels at you, but you manage to roll behind a large support pillar, and the hail of bullets strikes the metal instead of you.You didn't get hit that hard, you thinking, coughing. Just some bruises and maybe a broken rib or two, no big deal. At least you distracted it. Torbjorn with his rivet gun, alongside his turret, are laying in fire to the thing, dealing some significant damage. With your help, you're sure he could finish it off. But --You look at the hallway "Bandit" just disappeared down. Not only do you want to find out just who the hell is under that mask, but she's carrying the weapons you came here to keep off the black market, and told you that was exactly where she'd take them. Maybe Torbjorn can handle himself. He's got a turret and armor packs, right? Maybe he'll be fine.Your fellow agent, or the mission and the imposter?>Help Torbjorn.>Go after Bandit.
>>1843579>Go after Bandit.Trust in Torb
>>1843579>Go after Bandit.I trust the dorf.
>>1843579>Go after Bandit.
>>1843579>>Go after Bandit."Torbjorn, I need to prevent the weapons deal!"
>>1843579>Go after banditMOLTEN COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE
>>1843579>>Go after Bandit.
>>1843579>Go after Bandit.Roll!
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>1843608
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>1843608oh no
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>1843608
>>1843579"Torbjorn," you say over the comms, picking yourself up and keeping the vehicle between yourself and the mech. "I'm going after the objective. Can you handle this?""I'll do what it takes, lad. Don't let Talon get those weapons. Go!"You take off, dodging a line of bullets and finding the shelter of the shadowed doorway you saw Bandit disappear into. You race down the hallway, leaving a din of machine gun fire behind. She's got a head start on you, but you know a few shortcuts in places like these. You dash up several flights up stairs, sprint down a hallway, round a corner, and spot her. She's standing with her back to a heavy security door, as if she was waiting for you."I thought you'd come after me," she says. "Too intrigued, huh? Who could be under the mask? Who could be this mysterious woman of mystery? I'll bet you're just dying to know," she adds, with an emphasis on the "dying" as she draws a weapon, some kind of autopistol. She fires, spraying bullets indiscriminately.Activating your EM shield, you charge down the hallway. You might be in trouble if she could aim well enough to get a shot past your shield, but she appears to have more enthusiasm than skill. You slam into her, tackling her and shoving her up against the door."Oh my goodness!" she squeals. "Don't you feel wrong about molesting a female version of yourself, Logan?""Who are you?" you demand, your blood running cold at the mention of your real name."I'm Bandit, of course, the legendary vault hunter." She raises a hand to stage-whisper. "But secretly, I'm bratty rich kid Logan King, who spent his parents' allowance to set up himself up as some kind of hotshot rogue!""How do you know all this? Who the hell are you?""I told you, I'm you!" She swings a fist, and you duck, but she was aiming for the door release mechanism. With both of your weights against it, it swings open wildly, and you both tumble to the ground outside. Wrestling with this impossible version of yourself, a part of you is aware you hear the engine of an aircraft approaching. "That's my ride!" Bandit says. She struggles free and manages to get away, but not before you grab one thing from her:>The mask.>The weapons.
>>1843639>The maskProbaly a t app but whatever
>>1843639>>The weapons.Give a Cayde-6 salute to her as you head back in to help Torbjorn.
>>1843639>The weapons.Being responsible is frustratingly more important than solving the mystery
>>1843639>the weaponsand shoot at the escape vehicleno vehicle means we could still catch her too.
>>1843671Too risky, there's dudes
>>1843639An aircraft zooms into view. Hovering overhead, it drops a rope for Bandit. She grabs on, turns to you, and does the same action pose as before. "So long, sucker! Better luck next time!""I could say the same to you," you say, and raise the heavy bag you ripped from her back as she struggled. "Have fun meeting with your buyer empty-handed.""What?! Hey, no! I need those! Do you know what'll happen to me if I don't turn up with the goods? Get back here! You son of a --"You slam the door on her and re-engage the lock.Shifting the bag of weapons to your back, you make your way back as fast as possible. The sounds of gunfire have died down, which you hope is a good sign.Sliding to a stop at the doorway to the big vehicle bay, you see the mech is a smoking ruin, battered and pockmarked by heavy-caliber bullets. Crossing the room, you find Torbjorn -- alive, although not in much better shape. He's sitting against the wall, clutching the smoking stump of his wrench arm. His mechanical eye is shattered. A wound in his torso leaks blood. The ruin of his turret sits nearby."Just tell me," he says through labored breathing as you approach, "That you got the weapons."You thump the bag down beside you. "I got the weapons.""Good," he says. "I've got most of my pain receptors shut down, so I can handle this. I'll be all right to walk out of here soon. Just --" he takes a deep breath. "I'll just be a minute. All right, lad?""All right," you say, sitting against the wall beside him. "Just keep talking to me. I need you conscious to walk out of here. I might be able to carry you and the weapons, but it'd be a real pain in the ass."Torbjorn laughs through the pain. "Fair enough.""Why don't you tell me about your other kids? You said your oldest wants to be Reinhardt. Are the others any easier to handle?""Barely," Torbjorn grunts. "Let's see. There was one time two of the girls had their eyes set on the same dance class, but didn't want to join alongside each other. Think I'd rather face down a dozen mechs like this one than deal with that again."You keep Torbjorn's mind off the pain and shock with small talk until he's ready to stand up. Slowly, the two of you start making your way out of Avalon.
>>1843677That's all for Overwatch Quest 23, anons. Hope you enjoyed it, and thanks for playing.Next time on Overwatch Quest: Korea!
Get rekt SheSeeker!
>>1843682Thanks for running Raven! Any plans on the date for next thread?also>KoreaWe get to bully the gremlin in real life!How smug, on a scale of 1-10 should we be when we hold our position of Overwatch leader over her tiny little arms?
>>1843682Thanks for running and yay, bonding time with best dwarfI am curious about both the weapons and whatever research there is here.
>>1843696Personally, I'm of the idea that our trolling persona should be separate from the rest of the shit we do... UNTIL we get a really good opportunity to hammer it home with her.
>>1843707>UNTIL we get a really good opportunity to hammer it home with her.I would agree. She wont be pro-overwatch if she knows someone she hates is in charge of it.First we gotta show her that we're the good guys fighting the good fight before we drop the 'i've been harassing you for years' bomb on her after its too late to back out.
>>1843704>>1843682forgot to add, maybe we could ask Silver about the copycat, keep us in the loop on her movements so we can capture her, maybe recruit her
>>1843714*Grabs tinfoil hat*Maybe Silver IS the copycat!
>>1843787the thought crossed my mind, but why would she do that?
>>1843822because she is sad or worried we went legit and uses our old code name for the rep to get jobs.
>>1843714Purple colored invisibility "cape"? I think it could be Sombra.
I eagerly await our next meeting with Widowmaker, and if she shows us the pic for any reason, we pull the "why do you still have that?" card.
>>1843909So a way to keep our old rep intact?
>>1843936I think the only real possibility for that to happen is if we REALLY screw up and get captured by Talon or something along those lines.
Thanks for running Raven. I sort of got serious Gwenpool vibes off of FemBandit.
I say Fembandit is a clone of Seeker.
>>1844262All X-23 style, huh?
Maybe we should come back to this vault some time in the future, I'm sure an unopened vault would have much more of value than just a couple weapons.But let's do that later, when we can bring everyone for a full on raid.As for this Fem Bandit, I hope she'll be like the Chosen from the latest DLC for XCOM 2, a really hard to beat boss with strengths and weaknesses. Anyway, thanks for running OP this thread was awesome.
>>1845181We already beat her in a fight just this thread.
>>1845192More like we outsmarted her IMO.>>1845181Thing is, coming back later pretty much ensures it'd be a waste of time since other vault hunters are a thing. They'd pick the Vault clean like a murder of crows picks apart a carcass.
>>1845366>OutsmartedWe charged her, tackle her against a wall, and snatch something out of her grasp. I would call that just overpowering her.
>>1845378Yep. She just barely managed to escape us.
>>1844257Well thanks for ruining our doppelgänger for me
>>1843682I bet FemBandit is our sister or our fuckin' fiance.Or another Corpheir whose our greatest fangirl.
>>1857756>she's a tailored clone our depraved parents grown in a vat after we fled>the poor fools thought if they made a girl, she would be easier to keep at home and groom into a successor>I bet it was mom's idea, too.
>>1857803It's even worse.>Mom took one of those top secret rejuvenation treatments for execs.>She knew all of the bullshit we've done as Bandit.>Got a taste for the excitement and the freedom and she likes it.