Glory to Alainn!You are Cathal Rathais, one of the chosen elite, the 13th Legion, scouting a world 4231 years after your country won the Grand War and placed itself in cryostasis to allow the planet to recover.You have assumed the false name "Ace Locke" for your hunter identity. So far, only two people have seen through it, one of which can read minds.You are currently in the Other World, Earth, trapped in a hellish wasteland Vee called 'California.'>Continues
>>1847105Current Party Members:>PermanentYou, Cathal Rathais.>Elite soldier of Alainn.Almeda Irnan.>Elite soldier of Alainn, your best friend. Lover.Lady Pisteia Var>Mercenary Princess of Salarcul.Artoria>Former Terminal 48 of Kantrel, Ollamic Database.Clark Howard Thule>Demigod, conduit of forgotten gods, enforcer of forbidden magic.Uriel 'Rumor'>Bard Conjuror, son of GarveltonSamantha White>Hazard soldier of FEATHERRhea Ranger>Scavenger, Fae forest remover. 'The Incinerator'Vivianne>Greater Fae. Powerful Fae magic user. Looking for her mistress.>TemporaryVee Two Trost>Military android daughter of Jeremy Trost, very durable.Faye>A cloned mech pilot trapped inside her vehicle. Heavily armed.>continues
>>1847107Current tasks:>Go to Earth and recover Jeremy Trost's materials.>Locate Vivianne's mistress. (The heir to the throne or the queen)Current factional standing displayedYour current score:Land Claimed: Koro Duchy Manor.Vehicles obtained: 5 (+1 extra)Airships: (Unnamed) - Archivum cargo airshipPermanent party members obtained: 10 (2 unavailable)Allied factions: FEATHERHarvest Festival Partner: Almeda Irnan>Memento: Vor'Ma's Tankards. - an item you and Almeda have one each of from the same set. It is an omen of a strong bond between the owners if both tankards are from the same set.>Special Weapon: Anti-Fae Gun - An item that will outright kill lesser Faerie in combat.>Special Weapon: Matter Reformatter - A basic Transmogrification weapon with a 50% chance of hitting the user.>Special Weapon: Audio Disruptor - A weapon that uses sound to liquefy the innards of a target.>Special Weapon: Life Siphon - drains the vitality of other and gives it to you and your party.>continues
>>1847109so far you have:>Updated your bunker database>registered to the Hunter's guild (and flirted with the receptionist)>Recruited Pisteia, the Mercenary Princess (Knight)>Completed Nissa Estalise's quest>Eliminated a raider stronghold>Taken control of Outpost Charlie and looted it.>Repaired a Raider buggy>Repaired the lift to the outpost garage>Secured an Otharthurian Outrider>Secured a Patrol tank>Met with the Archivum>Got a lot of money>Went to Lethbridge>Discovered and recruited fellow 13th legion soldier Almeda Irnan (Adriana Hammer)>Acquired quest from Captain Hendrick to obtain his ship.>Entered the Ruined Ollamic City of Kantrel>Secured an Ollamic luxury floatcar>Looted the underground city of Kantrel>Secured Terminal 48 and renamed her Artoria.>Obtained a large cargo ship>Repaired the tank, moved vehicles to ship.>Recruited a mercenary dragon hunter temporarily>You slew a blood dragon>you obtained a plot of land and are building a rather large palace and homes atop it.>You traveled to Inisvale in Inis Duchy>You recruited Clark Howard Thule, conduit of forgotten gods.>You observed the current base of FEATHER forces>You recruited Uriel 'Rumor,' the bard of phantasms.>gained party member ???? the ????????????>Did battle with a faerie>Recruited Dr. Alleria Trost, Shapeshifting Scientist and FEATHER director.>Recruited Lily Tekel Trost, Eldritch shapeshifter.>Brokered an alliance between FEATHER and Alainn>Killed Duchess Inis>destroyed Garvelton's operations in a major battle>Gave Inis duchy to FEATHER.>Turned in items for reward from the Archivum.>Traveled to Dise duchy.>took part in harvest festival of Vor'Ma preparations.>Spent harvest festival with Almeda>Went to Titan's Arm mountains.>Obtained an airship>Went to Sky Fortress Lothos>Entered Professor Trost's Lab>Activated modified golem>Met the madman and Vee>Was cured of fae influence>Helped Professor Trost take control of the Skyfortress>Agreed to visit Earth>Freed Artoria from her programming>Recovered Clark>Entered the Anomaly>destroyed three bioweapons in accessing Lab 3>Teamed up with Dr. Vira Krasis and was betrayed by her.>United with FEATHER Hazard Team>Looted a Laboratory Armory>Killed an escaped test subject.>Recruited Samantha White, FEATHER Hazard Soldier.>Obtained FEATHER ground vehicle.>Recruited Rhea Ranger, Scavenger Mercenary>Recruited Vivianne, Renegade Faerie>burned through a fae forest>Met up with Faye, a girl trapped in a mech.>Entered and looted a ton of stuff from the Professor's old lab.>continues
>>1847112The following is information you have collected:>The Archivum is a worldwide network of academic nature that is studying the ruins of the past. They pay well for artifacts.>Nissa returned to Korlanis>the 14th legion turned on Alainn and are now the raiders under the orders of a general>Kantrel fell apart underground due elitism and pale horrors lurking in the underground sea>Ollam used humans as nodes of their data network>A very prolific Archivum archaeologist might have an idea about who you are.>Clark was present during the disaster of Otharthur that led to the ban of magic.>Pisteia is a princess>Clark can read people's minds>Uriel is Garvelton's son>Faerie exist in another world called Earth and can pass through anomalies.>FEATHER has come from somewhere called Earth and bear weapons comparable to Alainn.>Alleria is a fae, and her daughter is a shapeshifting creature.>Alleria, Lily and Clark are stabilizing Inis and repurposing it for FEATHER.>Jeremy Trost appears shortly after the Flying Specter does.>Garvelton got away during your battle.>Harvest Festival is in celebration of Vor'Ma, a god of an Alainn religion.>Almeda went to the Grand General (your glorious leader) directly just to be deployed in the same area and time as you.>Jeremy Trost left behind crops.>Dragon Rangers are interfering with Archivum activities in Titan's Arm>Raiders have a main base in Titan's Arm.>Vee is destroying golems in Lothos.>Jeremy's laboratory is filled with fae dust from killing fae. A pale horror was destroyed almost instantly.>Jeremy's laboratory bears patterns and tech that is impossible.>The Flying Specter is in Lothos.>Jeremy Trost is afraid of FEATHER tracking you, and has infiltrated the Hunter's Guild.>Jeremy Trost is the Madman>Vee is an android>Anti-fae weaponry exists, Jeremy makes it.>FEATHER has rapidly altered Inis.>Feather controls the human population of the current region you are in, although Fae control most of the region.>Lab 4 has gone silent. Fae have not reached it.>Lab 3 is run by Dr. Vira Krasis, one of Jeremy's and FEATHER's enemies. They and other labs want him and Vee.>Jeremy's weapons were found in the Lab 3 armory>FEATHER wants Laboratory information and equipment.>There is a Faerie hunting for an heir, a fae with purple present on them.>The fae queen is calling for you.>Faye was forgotten by Jeremy.>Jeremy has weird stuff in his lab.>Continues
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>>1847069>>1847077You decide to head upstairs to Faye, but not before whispering to Vivianne to shout, 'lovely heart justice power' when she gets a chance to take the wand from Vee.The fae giggles, "Sure!"You reach the mech, looming in the upper laboratory."The materials are secured, and the group has decided to loot whatever else..." Vee states.Faye's sensors focus on the robot girl, "I see. Isn't that the magical girl wand the professor used to-""Say nothing." Vee orders, removing the pistol the professor threw her when you agreed to come here. A shot at the floor caused the room to ripple."Professor! We have a lock-on coordinate. Requesting relocation!" For a moment the world goes silent.Sam looks about, "Hey, this professor... They wouldn't be THE-" The world lurches.When reality comes to, you are on smooth polished floor."PROFESSOR JEREMY TROST!" Sam exclaims, finishing her sentence. You dimly see the scientist standing above you on a windowed control center."Wow... You guy got my materials..." He frowns, "One of my sister's soldiers, a scavenger, a faerie... Oh, hi Faye!">We can explain the soldier and the faerie.>That place was hell.>We got your materials, we get cool things now, right?
>>1847127>We can explain the soldier and the faerie
>>1847127>We can explain the soldier and the faerie.
>>1847127Hay! We didn't finish scavenging everything!
>>1847149>>1847160>>1847184Vee did warn you you'd return after you gathered all the materials..."We can explain the soldier and the faerie." You start."Oh? Okay, tell me why a FEATHER soldier, a group you know is hunting me, and a greater fae, which might be out for revenge, is in my lab?""We needed their help to survive over there.""Uh-huh, and you brought them here."You look to Vee, who shrugs."SHE said it was fine." You point at Vee. Her eyes widen. Jeremy's gaze falls on her, "...Vee~""W-well... Professor, it-""Did you?""...yes professor." Vee hangs her head."Okay, so if VEE did it, then I guess the fault is hers... Still, we have to do something...""The fae is corrupting nothing." Sam explains."Thank you, pawn of my sister." Jeremy crosses his arms, "So I can let the faerie go, but that soldier? They'll have to stay here. Can you imagine what chaos they'd cause in the open? FEATHER already has a nice big region! People might think it's an invasion." He does have a point...>so what's our reward>Argue to keep sam (d100, roll a 90+)>agree to leave Sam with Jeremy for a bit.
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>1847187>Argue to keep sam (d100, roll a 90+)We'll blindfold her out of here.
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>1847187>Argue to keep sam (d100, roll a 90+)
>>1847190>>1847218"We can cover her eyes...""Yeah, no. If they meet with FEATHER at all, then that means Alleria will be on top of me with her soldiers, and I just set this place up!" Jeremy replies. "Afraid your pal's gotta hang with me a bit, alright?"This rivalry between siblings is getting a bit annoying. You had to tread lightly all over California and not reveal yourself. You Know Jeremy's claims... but you never asked Alleria's>Sam has left the party. She will remain here in Lethos until FEATHER is not a threat to Jeremy.>Faye has left the party.>Vee has left the party.Jeremy walks away from the control center, leaving you alone to speak.You sigh, annoyed. The fae tilts her head, "You have me still. Maybe we can find the heir? They are a powerful fae somewhere out here."Clark crosses his arms, "Or maybe you could ask Alleria's side of the story?"Rhea finally comes to at this point, "Whoa...">Leave Lethos, go to Inis>Ask Vivianne about the heir's location.>Follow Jeremy.
>>1847236>Leave Lethos, go to Inis
>>1847236>>Ask Vivianne about the heir's location.It's potentially something to do.
>>1847236>>Leave Lethos, go to Inis>>Ask Vivianne about the heir's location.on the way
>>1847236>>Ask Vivianne about the heir's location
>>1847610>>1847432>>1847370"Where is the heir's location?" You ask the fae. She frowns and rubs her chin, "Hrmmmm... " Spinning about, she eventually points in a direction, "That way!"Your compass shows that as northwest of here, "How close are they?""She's really close!"Artoria projects her map... It looks like the heir is in Inis. With this direction or following Jeremy as options, you pick to go to Inis.Your airship's engines white to life as you depart the flying city. Rhea can't keep away from the windows.Soon you are over the Inis forests. Bright ligts of glass towers glimmer in the trees.>Land at inisvale>land where Vivianne tells you
>>1847693I'm kinda indecisive about which to pick, and I have the feeling it's the same with the others.Why don't we ask Vivianne what sort of plans she'd have if we helped her and how non-"imma turn you into trees/more fae" her queen is with humans.
>>1847693>land where Vivianne tells youAnd also this >>1848053
>>1847693>>land where Vivianne tells youGot any plans for when things go south?
>>1848053>>1848088>>1848366"Vivianne, before we land... What sort of plans do you have once you get to the heir?""Oh, whatever my new queen chooses." The fae smiles."Including turning us into trees or more fae?""Well.... you don't seem all too keen on being a fae, but I don't get why, but we're friends, right? If you don't wanna be a fae or a tree, I won't do it. If my queen wants to, I'll even protest against it." Whatever good that's worth."Oh! Land there! she's going this way!" The faerie points at a clearing. You tentatively lower your aircraft, disembarking your group and watching for signs of something incoming...Then you see the headlights. a FEATHER vehicle rumbles to a halt before you."They're here! They're here!" Vivianne giddily jumps about behind you.The door opens. It's Dr. Alleria Trost, "...why are you blocking the road with an airship?">YOU'RE the heir?!>What are you doing driving alone in a dark forest?>Why are you hunting Jeremy Trost?>Attack Alleria Trost. (declare war on FEATHER.)
>>1848554>What are you doing driving alone in a dark forest?Shes the queen, shocker.
>>1848578[she's not the queen yet...]
>>1848583>Vivianne: Oh queen what can I do for you now? May I comb your pretty hair, or turn thoese pesky humans around you to trees!>Alleria: Go away, leave me alone!>Vivianne: Whatever My queens wishes of me.>Alleria: I'm not your queen!>Vivianne: Whatever you same "Not queen"!>Alleria: UaaaahhH! *Hairpulls*, *flings hair comb at Vivianne that appeared tangled in her hair*.
>>1848554>>YOU'RE the heir?!
>>1848554>What are you doing driving alone in a dark forest?
>>1848554Oh and also>YOU'RE the heir?!
>>1848578>>1848596>>1848603>>1848604"Why are you driving alone in a dark forest?"Alleria blinks at you, "Wait, you're serious? We paved a road to Inisvale. I was driving there to pick up some snacks for Lily." She stomps her foot, an echo in the night of pavement can be heard."But... YOU'RE the heir?" You ask, somewhat confused."I'm sorry, we've been out of contact for a while. The heir of what?" The scientist asks."The heir to the throne!" Vivianne shoots past you."AH! FAE!" Alleria has a pistol aimed at the faerie in a heartbeat, "ARE YOU INSANE?! WHY DID YOU BRING A FAE HERE?!""My princess! As the last servant of the Violet fae, I pledge my services to you and you alone, granting you the title of queen!" The faerie gushes."What.... what? WHAT?!" The scientist takes a step back, "Why am I queen?! Get another fae! Leave me alone!">Alleria has obtained leadership of the Fae Tribe faction. It will now reflect FEATHER reputation. You are now Allied with the Fae Tribe."I can't, my queen. You absorbed a majority of the tribe, and a conflict with another wiped out the rest. Just you, the old queen, and myself remain." Vivianne explains, "We should perform the rite of succession immediately so you can claim your kingdom!""No! I'm a human! I want to lead FEATHER! Not FAE!""Whatever you say, my queen! I am so happy to be with you!" Vivianne gives Alleria a hug."Get off me." The scientist glares at the faerie.>Why are you hunting Jeremy Trost?>Rite of Succession?>This fae was FEATHER-approved, Alleria.
>>1848631>>Why are you hunting Jeremy Trost?>>Rite of Succession?>>This fae was FEATHER-approved, Alleria.
>>1848631>This fae was FEATHER-approved, Alleria.>Rite of Succession?>Why are you hunting Jeremy Trost?In that order.
>>1848651supporting this order
>>1848651Also supporting this order.
>>1848651>>1848644>>1848634>>1848652>>1849043"Actually, the fae was FEATHER-approved." You try to explain."I don't care if she has the medal of honor! I don't- Wait, what do you mean FEATHER approved?" She looks down at the fae, "Are you a mercenary?""Not anymore, my queen!""Then... You went to Earth?!" Alleria looks shocked, "Why? How? An anomaly?""What's the rite of succession?" You ask.Vivianne speaks up, "It's the only time when the faerie queen can die. The heir takes the old queen's memories, knowledge, and powers. Sometimes she chooses a lesser fairy, and the old queen overwhelms them... But mistress...""...I have an advantage in that regard." Alleria nods, "But that doesn't explain why you went to Earth or how.""We'll answer that later. Why are you hunting Jeremy Trost?" Your question fills the air with silence."Oh." Alleria stares at you, "You met him, didn't you? I'm sure you heard a lot about me. Hahahah, I doubt it was flattering." Alleria shrugs, "Let me explain. I love my little brother greatly, and there are a LOT of people back on Earth that want him dead... I don't know where he is, but once I find him, I have the resources to protect him. But he's scared of me, and he shouldn't be."Vivianne tilts her head, "But the destroyer kills fae, my queen.""I am NOT a fae, and NOT a queen. I am a scientist.""Of course, my queen." Vivianne bows."Regardless, Jeremy is... Careless to say the least. Subtlety was never his strongest suit. If I could get to him first, I can keep him from getting killed." There's a lot of sincerity in her voice.>Accept Alleria's explanation, offer to take her to Jeremy.>Are you being honest?>Suggest she perform the rite of succession first.
>>1848634>>1848644>>1848651>>1848652>>1849043"Actually, the fae was FEATHER-approved." You try to explain."I don't care if she has the medal of honor! I don't- Wait, what do you mean FEATHER approved?" She looks down at the fae, "Are you a mercenary?""Not anymore, my queen!""Then... You went to Earth?!" Alleria looks shocked, "Why? How? An anomaly?""What's the rite of succession?" You ask.Vivianne speaks up, "It's the only time when the faerie queen can die. The heir takes the old queen's memories, knowledge, and powers. Sometimes she chooses a lesser fairy, and the old queen overwhelms them... But mistress...""...I have an advantage in that regard." Alleria nods, "But that doesn't explain why you went to Earth or how.""We'll answer that later. Why are you hunting Jeremy Trost?" Your question fills the air with silence."Oh." Alleria stares at you, "You met him, didn't you? I'm sure you heard a lot about me. Hahahah, I doubt it was flattering." Alleria shrugs, "Let me explain. I love my little brother greatly, and there are a LOT of people back on Earth that want him dead... I don't know where he is, but once I find him, I have the resources to protect him. But he's scared of me, and he shouldn't be."Vivianne tilts her head, "But the destroyer kills fae, my queen.""I am NOT a fae, and NOT a queen. I am a scientist.""Of course, my queen." Vivianne bows."Regardless, Jeremy is... Careless to say the least. Subtlety was never his strongest suit. If I could get to him first, I can keep him from getting killed." There's a lot of sincerity in her voice.>Accept Alleria's explanation, offer to take her to Jeremy.>Are you being honest?>Suggest she perform the rite of succession first.
>>1849277>Accept Alleria's explanation, offer to take her to Jeremy.
>>1849277>Suggest she perform the rite of succession first.>other: You know what, let's just not involve ourselves in this family issue.We really shouldn't be near them if either side attempts contact, the potential fallout is too risky.
>>1849277>Suggest she perform the rite of succession first.
>>1849277>>Suggest she perform the rite of succession first.
>>1849414>>1849398>>1849392"You should perform the rite of succession first then."Vivianne seems to light up, "Yes! My queen, let's go back to Earth and claim your power!" She looks at you, "You weren't done there, right? We could go together!"Alleria frowns, "Are you sure that's a good idea?">You'd like to return to Earth>Offer to take her to Jeremy>leave her to it (Vivianne leaves party)
>>1849540>>You'd like to return to Earth
>>1849550"I'm up for another trip to Earth.""Oh? Well, if I'm not going alone, I'm more for it...""How cruel! My Queen, you DO have me.">Vivianne's quest has been completed.>New request: Help Alleria conduct the Rite of Succession.Alleria gets in her vehicle and turns around. You follow from above via airship.The depot is now a sprawling military base. Improvements have been rapid, but not as insanely quick as Jeremy's. Once there, you rejoin Lily and Alleria."We've secured the anomaly.. I'm slightly worried though... More Fae power might make it harder for me to talk with my brother.">When was the last time you actually saw him?>We could take you to him...>Let's go to Earth then.
>>1849937>>When was the last time you actually saw him?
>>1849937Set up a one time communication between Jeremy and Alleria that is untraceable.Anyone else think the rite of succession is a bad idea? I wana hear what jeremy has to say about it.
>>1849937Is Clark still with us? ask him privately if she was lying.
>>1849937>We could take you to him...
>>1849937>>When was the last time you actually saw him?ALSO>>1850065>Set up a one time communication between Jeremy and Alleria that is untraceable.Feels like a good plan to me.
>>1849937>When was the last time you actually saw him?>>1850065Supporting, but what method could this be? Just moving letter physically?
>>1850770>>1850069>>1850065>>1850047"When was the last time you actually saw him?" You decide to ask."The last time? Years ago, just before he was hired by the laboratories. Before that world ended. She sighed, "A lot of people blame him for it... It wasn't his fault."Vivianne flits around her telling her that things are fine, allowing you to ask Clark if Alleria is lying."...She's not, but my ability to tell with fae is very limited...""Perhaps... I could set up a one-time communication with him and you?"You now have her undivided attention as she ignore Vivianne, "You can do that?"You look at Artoria and Clark, "We... can do that, right?"Clark raises an eyebrow at Artoria. The cyborg frowns, "I think so?"You motion for them to do it. Magic is typically untraceable for communication, and Lethos is a magical structure... Or was.You magic-tech communication relay works. It takes a while before Jeremy appears on screen."Ah, here's where the spike is- Eh? Alleria?!" You can see the professor looks pretty shocked."Jeremy." Alleria trembles slightly, but keeps her cool, "We need to talk.""Knowing you don't use magic, but still got to reach me like this is alarming.""Mutual acquaintances set it up.""Was it the group with the airship? It was them, wasn't it?" Jeremy sighs, "Well, if they didn't tell you where I am...""I would honestly rather meet in person." Alleria states"So you could eat me, right?""Why do you assume that?!""You did it with the other obstacles...""You are my brother! Not an obstacle!""So I'm a loose end? Give me a better reason why you've had soldiers chase me everywhere I went if you didn't want me dead?!""TO PROTECT YOU!""Sis, usually you send a letter first." Jeremy smirks on the projection."How could I?! You left your workplace and started running! And when you found out I was telling the soldiers to find you, you jumped to another universe!" Alleria groans, "Why are you so damn paranoid?!""Just because I imagine everyone's out to get me doesn't mean they aren't!""Goddamnit Jeremy. Please, just stop running from me.""Yeah? I'll believe that when you show up at my lab WITHOUT an army." Jeremy looks about, "How do I turn this off?!""Ah, cut it off. He'd rather scrutinize me under the aim of a bunch of automated guns." She shrugs as the screen flickers off, "I mean, I would, but... He'll panic the moment I find him and send a transport to carry me in.">What other 'obstacles' did you eliminate?>We can take you to him.>We should go to Earth instead of dealing with this.
>>1851060>We can take you to him, but we should go to Earth first.
>>1851060>What other 'obstacles' did you eliminate?>We can take you to him.
>>1851060What about a meeting on neutral ground. No soldiers. Just chat, maybe food. We DO have that nifty place that's been worked on while we were out fucking around.
>>1851680>>1851089"Let's arrange a meeting on neutral ground." You suggest, "We happen to own land in Koro Duchy.""...I suppose, but I warn you that Jeremy never meets anyone on their terms." Alleria replies."I'm sure we can work something out..." You tell Clark to contact Jeremy once more."He agrees to it..." Clark reports."Alright... I'll go." Reluctantly, the scientist enters your airship, Lily trailing not far behind.The flight to your property is short. Your home is nearly completed, and the parts that are look fantastic. The outpost looks rather nice with the remodelling. Alleria steps off the airship and looks about."Huh. Alright... What a calming scenery."Then Sky Fortress Lethos appeared A multitude of lights from below gleamed as it loomed overhead, dominating the sky. Slowly, a platform descends. Jeremy stands atop it, flanked by Faye and Vee."Hello, sister.""Never one to show yourself until you have the utmost advantage." Alleria sighs."Can never be too careful..." Jeremy grins, smoothly whipping an Anti-fae gun from his coat, "Let's talk."For someone with a bunch of guns aimed at her, Alleria was remarkably unphased, "As I said, I want to protect you.""Who says I can't protect myself?""Twelve abandoned laboratories, one major inter-faction war with your own group, not to mention the fact you run instead of fight these days...""I'm just not ready to fight yet!" Jeremy protests."You never were! You only shoot if you have the advantage, or you are in a panic! And honestly, even in those situations, that's a pretty big if! I'm standing before you, in the open, with all your weapons aimed at me, alone. What more do you want?!" Alleria begins to tear up a bit, "Do you want me to die for you to be convinced I only mean to protect you?!"Jeremy pauses, "Um..." A look to Vee only has the android shrug in response.Clark groans beside you, "This is NEVER getting resolved." He strides out of the airship, "RIGHT, human, fae. The tension between you is so dense I could probably grab it and tug you both forward. She's not lying." He points to Alleria."Eh? But what if you-""Do not go there, mortal. I don't deal in lies. I deal in truths, some of which are too horrible to know." The warlock states flatly, "Now then... I'm done." He strolls right back into the airship."That should solve it."Both are quiet for a bit, then they take a few steps towards each other. You can't hear what they are saying... Perhaps that's for the best.Then Alleria hugs Jeremy. The madman looks shocked upon doing this, but he doesn't make any move to remove her. They remain like this for a good while before Alleria lets go. She looks like she'd been crying. She walks back to the airship, adjusting her tie."Are you alright, momma?" Lily inquires, staring at the doctor."I'm much better now, Lily." She ruffles the smaller shapeshifter's hair.>continues
>>1852000>IRU and FEATHER are no longer enemy factions. They are now allied. Your efforts have cleared a great misunderstanding. You may now ally with the IRU.You walk out, just as Jeremy turns Sam over to you.>Samantha has rejoined the party."I suppose I have to thank you." Jeremy says, looking right at you, "I'd thought she'd been wanting to kill me for years... So I guess to say... I owe you. Both of us do.">Request alliance with the IRU>Does that mean you'll provide us with aid? We have a few issues to deal with.>You should really talk to your sister instead of running away next time.
>>1852000Made my eyes water a bit.check em>>1852007>Request alliance with the IRUIsn't it like 3 people total? We can just like smoke weed and bbq erry weekend.>Does that mean you'll provide us with aid? We have a few issues to deal with.Fuck da Faelice!
>>1852007>You should really talk to your sister instead of running away next time.I'm totally glad things didn't explode in this meeting.Oh well.>suggest alliance with the IRUWant to work together? Don't have to if you don wanna. At least they are allied with feather now.
>>1852007I'm really glad for this outcome. I was liking the idea of having to eventually side with one against the other less and less. Plus we got Sam back.Also>Request alliance with the IRUAlso also, since I gather the guy has a bit of a short attention span, if he wants something else to research, we should tell him about the underground city where we found Artoria. The guard bots should mostly be wrecks by now, and the monsters they were fighting would have all left when we broke the anchor stones. He may also like the idea of a totally private beach.
>>1852011>>1852052>>1852053>>1852096"Well, actually, I'm part of a country called Alainn..." You start."I had my suspicions." Jeremy replies."Regardless, We are looking for allies, and would like your backing." You continue."Considering what you've done for me... If I said no, I'd really look ungrateful, eh?" He grins and grabs your hand, shaking it, "Very well, soldier. The IRU will back you.">You have allied with the Independant Research Union. Though small, this faction boasts devices that often outpace the best. The IRU can provide support via Lethos, or it can deploy Faye to support you in combat.>With IRU and FEATHER now on good terms, your allies can use Lethos to deploy forces. You may now use airstrikes in whatever region Lethos is in.Jeremy looks into your airship, "She's in there, right?""You really should talk to your sister more instead of running away.""...yeah. Thanks." Jeremy frowns, "Anyways, what are you planning to do next?">Return to Earth. Complete Alleria's Rite of Succession. (and maybe loot things)>Head to Otharthur desert. Investigate remnants of the Otharthur state.>Go to Titan's Arm mountains. (several tasks to do)
>>1852626>Return to Earth. Complete Alleria's Rite of Succession. (and maybe loot things)
>>1852639>>1852770"We're going to return to Earth. Alleria is going to perform a rite of succession and claim a fae throne, I think?""A fae rite of succession? Interesting... I suppose I should go to observe this... Or I could provide you with some support... which would you prefer? I happen to be particularly skilled against fae..." Considering the large quantities of faerie dust he has, that's no idle boast.>Come with us>Provide support
This quest looks cool. I'm reading through archives now.
>>1852842Tough choice. After some consideration, I'm thinking we should go with>Provide support
>>1852842>Provide supportYou never know when you might need backup
>>1852842>Come with us Its important, should be there with your sister, especially if things hit the fan, you pull out a super anti fae gun to save her.
>>1852842>>1854024Wait, fuck, this guy has a point. Changing my vote to this.
>>1852842>Come with us
>>1854024>>1854038>>1854051>>1854284"You should come with us. This involves your sister, after all. I think it'd go better if you can help her if she's in trouble.""That is a persuasive argument you make!" Jeremy nods, "Alright, I'll join you personally.">Professor Jeremy Trost has joined the party. Armed with a multitude of weapons and gear (stored god knows where,) Jeremy is a walking arsenal.>Vee has rejoined the party"We can use my anomaly to transport everyone..." He offers, then pauses as Alleria walks out."So you can move anomalies? Samantha told me. She also mentioned a faerie call while the group was in California.""Oh? About where?" Jeremy withdrew a map of the region you'd just left. Alleria points to a particular spot, "My, that's deep in fae territory around where Lab 5 is.""Sounds like an ideal prison." Alleria agrees."Alright. Then it's settled!"Following Jeremy's lead, the party returns to Lethos, entering the anomaly once more. You are spat out before your vehicle left on Earth.Alleria seems to have escaped the ill effects of anomaly transit, "You know, Lab 4 isn't far. You could possibly build yourself an army of mechs. With FEATHER and the IRU backing you, transport of them to your world isn't that hard...">Head to Lab 4>Head north to Lab 5
>>1854461>Head north to Lab 5Settle things there then>Head to Lab 4
>>1854461>Head to Lab 4March on fae lands to clear lab 5 muahahaaha
>>1854461>Head north to Lab 5I was thinking if we got lab 4 we could maybe bring mechs to lab 5, but considering that our potential opponent is fae and their spooky stuff it won't matter much I guess.
>>1854461>>Head to Lab 4
>>1854600we continue here!