Welcome back, everyone, to the ninety-eigth installment of Mecha Space Pirate Quest. I'm Wong, your host, and you are still, for now, Pirate King Roarke Susan Starwind I, Overlord of Phaeton, Protector of the Belt, and Supreme Commander of the Iron Kestrels Space Pirate Fleet.Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Mecha+Space+Pirate+Quest%2C+Collective+Game%2C+mechahttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Mecha%20Space%20Pirate%20QuestMaster Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/sSHs0QmFUpgrade Menu: http://pastebin.com/QQQzkFZeList of Moves: http://pastebin.com/HSdyCe2yRogues' Gallery: http://pastebin.com/E9ZcDLfG (finally updated)Brazilia's Kawaii Space Jam Gallery: http://pastebin.com/pZtRmbWSYou might wonder why this thread is here, the game was supposed to be tomorrow. Well, yes, that's correct, but we have a very important vote and this way people can vote early and the game tomorrow will only be delayed a little instead of a lot for voting. The current situation is as follows.Pale Slayer Meridian, cyborg, renegade, psychopath, and member of the Five Man Band, infiltrated the setting of a summit for the junior partners of the Solar System League, and used his disguise as a low-ranking government clerk to separate Karen from the rest of the Iron Kestrels in a mechbay of the Jovian Academy. There, he slaughtered the other technicians present and kidnapped your wife. She is currently slung over his left shoulder, while in his right hand he holds a mono-knife that he has shown a remarkable capability for cutting people to pieces with. Unfortunately, his getaway hasn't been clean. Although Captain Oda failed in his ambush attack, Meridian is still surrounded on three sides by a mixture of Phaeton and Jovian soldiers with his back to a mech...which is where you come in. He's called you using Karen's PC, and is demanding you call off your troops and allow him to escape, unhindered, with his hostage. Although it's fairly clear from context that he needs her alive, he's threatened to maim her grievously if he isn't indulged. How will you deal with this?Please note that once you vote you cannot change your vote, so only vote once you are SURE of your vote. There's no shame in asking questions beforehand and arguing it out with other players if necessary. To be valid, all votes MUST respond to this post. If you choose not to cooperate, you will have the chance to come up with an alternate strategy.>[Cooperate]>[Do Not Cooperate]
God dammit that image destroyed my sides.
>>1926642>[Do Not Cooperate]If he hurts her we will show him true hell.
>>1926642Heya Wong.Do you think you could help lay out the Pros and Cons of each situation? So far, I've got:Option 1:Let Him Go-Pros:>Karen Survives in one piece-Cons:>Handing Karen over to Meridian's mercies>Playing into the 5MB's planOption 2: RefusePros:>Foils the 5MB's plan>MIGHT kill Meridian (very unlikely)Cons:>MIGHT Kill or Maim Karen (pretty likely)There's probably more.
>>1926642Fuckin cooperate. We take hostages all the time. Be cool guy's.
>>1926642>[Do Not Cooperate]I just don't trust him.>>1926708Roarke isn't known for murderizing everything though
Guy's, we should probably analyze the situation more before making a decision.Additionally, if you choose not to cooperate, outline an alternative plan.
>>1926729>outline an alternative planWe go five man hunting that's the plan.
I never liked hostage situations. Having a hostage doesn't really work, you need them alive to keep you alive if you're surrounded, and Meridian doesn't seem like the type who wants to die so he just straight up can't kill her or he will 100% die here. Same thing with every hostage situation. Harming his only bargaining chip voids his life. I wish he had thought this out better and had a surefire way to escape or at least some other trump card. Most people would say that's railroady but man I hate seeing how acidic some people can be when they argue points.Meridian is lucky Roarke isn't a sociopath otherwise he'd tell Moe to just take the shot and hope for the best.Course we can't shoot down Meridian or else he'd kill Karen out of spite, even if we had Moe blow his arm off (the one with the knife, not holding Karen, because for obvious reasons that would kill her) he could just crush her on his shoulder with the arm holding her. Not to mention shooting close enough to blow his arm off but far enough away that any heat bleeding off doesn't just melt Karen would be one crazy fucking shot. It's just a bad situation because regardless of what we choose the likelihood of a 100% good end is very, very slim. I'm talking XCOM levels of slim.
>>1926704I honestly don't trust myself to, I came down pretty hard supporting one side last thread and realized that there were good arguments for the other side too and possibly even a few ways out of it.
>>1926736I mean the plan to get Karen out of Meridian's hands.We're going hunting regardless.
>>1926755Guess then retreat with our men and use Sam's cloak to either follow it or snatch a trap once he escapes?
>>1926752That's fair.Do you think you could outline all the Significant Characters present at the scene and the number of troops facing Meridian?
>>1926768That you know of? Mohammed and Oda. Clemmy and Fatima are in their mecha hovering outside the mechbay. As for the number of troops? I don't remember if I named a specific amount, but at least three or four dozen. Enough that it would be difficult for all of them to shoot him at once, but by the same token enough that he...despite making it VERY clear he wanted to fight YOU...wasn't willing to fight you HERE surrounded by soldiers (that might be one of those ways out I mentioned) who would simply shoot him to death if he killed you.
>>1926811Wait, is the way to give him a one on one duel with no soldiers around?
>>1926642>[Cooperate]hope I'm not too late, I thought this was running Tuesday.
>>1926736A good way to come up with an alternate plan is to list all the possible known strengths and weaknesses of Meridian.I know very little of them but as far as I can tell:>STRENGTH?Mostly cybernetic, most chemical/biological toxins will not work on him.Tremendous physical power and dexterityLikely a good pilot and a terror with swords and knivesArmor is probably well protected against gunfireSome kind of electrical protection?>WEAKNESS?(Probably) isn't faster than a bulletNeeds Karen aliveTotal psychopath, maybe his neurological issues can be exploitedWants to stay alive, does not want this to be a suicide misisonWe know where he is going and can possibly intercept him in more favorable circumstances (although I doubt him being in a mech with her counts as more favorable.)If you know anymore, shout them out.
>>1926811Then tell him we fight in a area with no one else.
>>1926873Then Void Fist his butt hole so hard, his descendants will feel it. Damn him for scaring Grapple-Chan's mom.
>>1926642>>[Cooperate]Thanks for putting this up early wong.
>>1926873I voted for cooperate but what if we get him transported to a different arena. Directly away from anywhere.No one there except a single shuttle, which he can put Karen in so that no one can destroy it and let him get away. And then we fight him there.Of course, it gives samantha time to get into her mech and cloak up, ready to scoop up the shuttle as and when required.
>>1926811Unrelated question, but how old are Fairchild and Hatshepsut and how much older than Fairchild was Roarke's mom?
>>1926642>>[Do Not Cooperate]Just shoot the fucker in the head.
>>1927005Gonna have to be a bit more specific.
>>1927040>Take a gun, preferably a high powered rifle>Aim at his head>Pull the triggerDon't even announce that were doing it, just have one of the over 50 odd soldiers surrounding him just pop him right in the fucking eye.Is that specific enough for you buddy?
>>1927080Presumably only Oda, Moe and Akai have weapons capable of being a threat to him. Oda because his sword is dope as fuck, Moe because he's got essentially and AT rifle (it's a laser but hey), and Akai because literally a rocket launcher.The only thing Meridian seemed to really worry about was Moe's gun however. And to counter that he needs to just turn a little bit so Karen obscures his face.
>>1926642fuck hostage situations, kill him by ripping his damn head off, make a point not to fuck with roarke, this is contrived bullshit and only incentivizes these shitmongers to continue to do this shit, which they will, and you will all stand in the corner like a pack of retards while they get their way blowing the entirety of phaeton to hell.
>>1927080Elaborate on who will do the shooting, how we get the person into position, and, above all, how we do this before Meridian notices and maims Karen.Think the entire situation through ya dummy.
>>1926642>>[Do Not Cooperate]never deal with terrorists.
>>1927093his face is mostly fleshy, judging by last thread. you just need a cal.50, and off the head goes.
>>1927199May I offer a suggestion guaranteed to induce a rage-ulcer?
>>1926642>[Do Not Cooperate]> Give our word we'll 1v1 him.We built our nation on the strength of our fists, but also our honour. That's why we're King. We aren't a politician or a Corp executive. Our Nation is only as solid as our Word.We have recent proof with our duel with Cabot.Also we totally think we can take him.
>>1927511Honestly he would do it for us. I wouldn't even be bothered by it.
>>1927511A roll of duct tape, a string with a key tied on the end and a couple cases of vodka for our men and that won't be an issue.
>>1927511Considering the alternatives, i don't think that Roarke would protest.
>>1927511Honestly I would trust him to make the shot. I may dislike him but he is a good shot.
>>1927511This is fine.I do not trust his personal beliefs. I trust is his absolute belief in his shooting skills.
>>1927511... I am okay with this.
>>1927571>inb4 Jesus claims Meridian is just a poor helpless junkie who needs professional help and therapy and refuses to shoot him dead
>>1927653strangely enough, I think this is one of the cases were he wouldn't hesitate, or go full sjw didn du nuffin
>>1927653nah dude, keith for being a super asshole high on his shit understands you don't go after someones girl. especially since we are technically legitimate now and this jackass is a pirate. since keith is lawful dumbass and this guy is clearly braking the law hes not gonna feel bad about shooting the guy. now it would be a different story if we weren't the head of a nation that was allied with his nation and just a desperado pirate like we were for a fair portion of the quest. its all a matter of legal standing with him.
So, barring any unforeseen snafus, I think I've worked out Fatima's weapons.The big 18K main gun is getting bumped up to have a Hex-wide radius like Mohammed's beam blunderbusses, meaning it can hit everything along its route and in the hexes on either side of that route. OR I'll give it +3 Accuracy. Comment on this to help me decide.Meanwhile, the 4K 360-degrees cannon spread just isn't working out, so it, too, is being upgraded. What I have now is a 10K cannon battery that's also an anti-missile system, to stop Pumpkinseed IIs with their heavy missiles from just breaching the defensive screen. If I go with +3 WA on the big cannon instead of +1, I might make the backup cannon 5K and give it a Hex-wide radius instead. Comment with your thoughts!
>>1927998For the Mega Particle Accelerator, Fatima's big gun, I could also give it Burst 2 instead of Wide-Angle (Hex). Again, comment with your thoughts.
>>1927998> One vote for the Thunderbluss
>>1928007Depends on whether you want it to be more effective against single targets or to hit whole groups. Though I don't think you can pick and choose what targets a Wide-Angle weapon hits, so you can't precisely aim with it. Friendly fire would be a possibility.
>>1927998>Main Canon Hex Wide>>1927511Is he even here?>>1926811In the hangar we also have James(With his battoujutsu katana) and Akai(with a rocket laucher)And 3 dozens of mooks(UJCIDF, Kestrels and Storm Dragons).Also... If it isn't a problem, I have a few question I wanted to ask you Wong about micromanaging stuff later, I had too much free time in my hands this weekends and started sorting data about our troops and production powers from what you said in the last threads, I even figured out a minimum of production capacity for Psyche-16 if we're using the mecha production rules of the book(Which you mentioned a few threads ago while I were away).But if I'm just beging autistic just tell me so.I also kinda made a Mecha Pool pastebin with the data I gathered from our threads since the Psyche-16 takeover to make things easier for you to account for when making the update Master Pastebin... I'll show you later if you're interested.
>>1927998I feel the main cannon should be accurate in order to minimize the risk of friendly fire.
>>1927511Hey Wong, what about that grenades he put on his pockets? What do we know about them? Would they kill everyone in the hangar if hit?Also... Battoujutsu is a really OP thing as far as I know, how good exactly is James with it? Can he behead someone before they have time to react?
>>1927528>tfw... Greenman namefag?
>>1928191I was posting creepy apples in another thread.
>>1928191>>1928195I'm on my phone but I would be thrilled if some shopped drill hair onto this apple.
>>1928198Pffff Greenhair is way more traditional when it comes to muderous plant persons!
>>1928198>>1928204Why not green drill hair?
>>1928204Yeah but it's supposed to be Lori's O face
>>1928204This one makes me feel dirty
>>1928216I didn't found a good source.>>1928219>[Googling with all my might while playing Konosuba's soundtrack at the background.]
>>1928237The closest I found was a precure but she only had one drill.
>>1928258....>[Greenlady's sobbing at the background]Where is a Thunderbird hanging from the roof when I need to forget about my despair at making edits?;-;
>>1928276That is truly terrifying though.
>>1926642>[Cooperate]I just want Karen to be safe, even if I don't trust this ass hole I don't have the faith that we can extract her now without getting hurt.
>>1926642>[Do Not Cooperate]There is no guarantee beyond dropping off Karen that the 5 Man Band will keep her alive.
You guys got me inspired and look what happened!
>>1928389Is that the light of God in the distance, slowly getting further away?
>>1928474Is it? I thought it was the light of the planet being nuked by Skunk in order to save humanity from this.
Why stop here!?
>>1928585Gotta change the green to black but that's basically Maxwell.
>>1928603Some of the kestrels use dark green, it has been a things for some time now I think.
>>1928603The Dutchman and the Jager for example were painted green if I'm not mistaken.Also, thats literally Doan, its a from a "Gundam: The Origins" spinoff or something.
>>1926642Hey Wong, how many other bands did the Kestrels defeat or absorb when they were consolidating power over the belt?
I found a interesting free mech roguelike. It plays and controls like most every other roguelike but you can also pilot and fight other mechs. If you have the right skill you can even customize them with weapons and other parts like sensors or hoverjets.Protip: pressing lowercase h shows you the controls. Took me forever to figure that out.https://github.com/jwvhewitt/gearhead-1/releases/tag/v1.302There's also this second one that the dev's still working on. Haven't played it yet though. https://github.com/jwvhewitt/gearhead-2/releases/tag/v0.630
>>1926642Remember. It's important to fight your abductor because once they have you somewhere secure they can do whatever they want to you.
>>1929156You know, I didn't vote yet, I'm waiting someone from any side make a good plan before giving my vote.Usually, though, I would cooperate in this sort of situation... But after the circlets and god knows what else people in this universe have in their torture instruments cabinets... It would be metagaming to considerate that a know psychopath with plenty resources isn't lying to you while planning to transform your waifu into part of the sybil system while you're not around... Just look what Galbadie did to those women, and he wasn't even as rich and equiped with Avalonian technology as those guys are!(Assuming that Roarke at least know about their Teslas from Samantha.)And to be fair, the best plan hatched until now was either challenge him to 1 vs 1 cqc or to headshot him with something that could really kill him.While the cooperatiom team can just hope for the best.
>>1926642CooperateJust hit your wife with a tracker dart or soething and find there base latter
>>1929338>Implying that they aren't going to make her part of their Not!Sybil.
>>1928932Gunslinger Girl, I think.
>>1928498glad you're alive BR. an glad to see you keep making more lovely cancer about our characters
>>1929571When isn't he doing that though?
>>1929574i dunno. i haven't been to one of these threads in a while. life kinda took a bat to the back of my head for a bit.
>>1929591Great time to come back and all with Karen's life on the line.
If anyone could put the logo on it... I would really apreciate it.>>1929571>Lovely CancerHahahahahaha no no no, no cancer, only diabetus.>>1929574When I'm being a serious person out of 4chan.>>1929591Are you alright? I've missed you guys too.
>>1929600people need to die for this
>>1929618i'm fine i was pulling 12 hour days at work for a few months. yay for overtime pay tho.
>>1929619I bunch of them will
>>1929627they better get their shitty little lives taken from them for touching my favourite of Roarke's wifes
>>1929638>Avalonanon favorite waifu is karenwhy am I not surprised?
>>1929622Anon... try not to day please, things way quiet the way things are, don't make our threads even more vacant please ;-;
>>1929668Die*How did I messed that up?
>>1929666who is your fav? Sam?
>>1929709it was a joke based on the drama with your friend
>>1929714I estimated that.As should have estimated that if I liked Sam things with him could be different.But they aren't.I'm also trying to help him turn his romantic life around when I can... But he seems to have this terrible taste for broken women....Well... At least the one he is after now isn't trying suicide or having him become her royal pet or something, but the way he talks about she being almost as problematic as him worries me a lot.
>>1929723I would have been more fun if the trap kidnapped you.
>>1929714But with Sam I have a problem with her personality too, if had a serious problem with traps I wouldn't have one as best friend.... Eh, if you check the logs you probably could find me analizing Sam personality the same way Thunder talks about things he is trying to have sex with.>>1929728Oh, I didn't even mentioned the night that he slept in the same bed as me some months ago while I was always from 4chan.......But you guys probably doesn't want to read another blogpost.
>>1929744Fucking do it, you ass.
>>1929744No we really don't.
You have elected Not To Cooperate. Work out a strategy while I work on this post.
>>1929772Hold him there until we can get down to the bay, and then dismiss the other troops so it's 1-on-1.That's about all I got.
>>1929772Write down a note to Merrow to send Jesus to sneak into the room with Meridian and snipe him. Keep Meridian talking until he gets their.
>>1929772I really hope you guys know what you're doing.
>>1929772Propose an immediate one on one duel with Meridian with no one else around. Possibly arrange for >>1929777 simultaneously.
>>1929776>>1929783Meridian already said he's not going to go for a duel.
>>1929790He said he's not going to go for a duel if there's other people around.
>>1929772Stall him. Try to get him into the duel.Grab a piece of paper and write for Jesus.>>1929790The conditions for the duel were that there was no one available to shoot him.So we can propose the duel in an isolated outpost of this academy, with a single shuttle present and Roarke with the key to its ignition.
>>1929794>Oh, we'll get our duel, but not in these circumstances, not here where I'll get drowned in bullets by your crewmates the moment I take your head off your shoulders. California Station, Starwind. That's where it began, and that's where it's going to endHe said not where our men would kill us if he won. AKA, not on a station filled with our men like the one we're on now.>>1929798What's to stop him from thinking the Rhinehawk'll just blow it away if Roarke's not the one in it?
>>1929801Kill him if he won, rather.
>>1929772Do this:>>1929798Go to a shuttle with the key, ask meridian to come.
>>1929801The fact that we're agreeing to the duel / appear that we're trying to get him to duel here and now.It shows that we place Karen's life in great importance and we'd not open fire. Roarkes inner circle is unlikely to kill his widow.
>>1929801See >>1926811>he...despite making it VERY clear he wanted to fight YOU...wasn't willing to fight you HERE surrounded by soldiers (that might be one of those ways out I mentioned) who would simply shoot him to death if he killed you.We need to arrange for an immediate situation where Roarke and Meridian can have their duel without outside interference and to make sure that Karen is left out of it.
>>1929801Because presumably Karen will be in there with him.
>>1929755Ehhhh... Probably Thunder isn't the only one getting pissed by it, even Wong must be tired of blogpost shenanigans at this point.
It's a difficult, difficult decision...but you know the odds of getting her back even if you pay a ransom. Not high enough for your liking, certainly. Especially since you doubt this is even about a ransom, there are only two reasons to want Karen. First, for her talent with machines, and secondly to get to you. You're not sure which is worse. “I'm not sure I should. If you're that sort of person, I have no guarantee of her well-being in your custody. Any threats you make here, you could carry out somewhere my troops can't...how did you say it? Drown you in bullets?” You walk out of the room where the other SSL members are, brushing off Rudolph Merrow's attempt to say something. Normally, you never would have done that, but right now. “I wish I could, Starwind. Unfortunately, this isn't just about me. My boss wants to meet her. I'm hoping you give me a reason to hurt her, believe me, but if there isn't one...well...I'm less willing to cross him than I am to cross you.” Meridian sounds serious, at least, “There's nothing I value enough to swear by, so I'll just swear. You let me go, with her, and she'll be on California station unharmed. Physically and mentally. After all, if her mind's not intact, she's not good for anything. You've got wives with better everything else, right?” That has to be the least funny joke you've ever heard.You examine a holomap of the academy, and swear at the realization that you can't just punch your way to him. Your face is red, you can feel it. A vein is throbbing in your temple, and your breath is harsh and raw. For one thing, because you don't believe him. You know Karen, you know she won't cooperate if she thinks it could hurt the crew that has raised her as a family. You know he'll have to hurt her to get what he wants.Rudolph Merrow is walking alongside you, bringing up a dozen holoscreens on his PC that show security footage of the mechbay, and it confirms your guess. Those bodies, just discarded, scattered along Meridian's path. You wonder if he's even aware of how much blood he has on him. “...You're not going to do it?” He laughs at you. He just up and laughs at you, “You're not going to do it, are you! You'll give me an excuse to cut her like a stuck pig rather than lower yourself at all! You pretentious, arrogant son of a bitch!” He laughs, loud and wild and mad.“Don't get this twisted. The only reason I'm hesitating is because she's too precious for me to take chances with. However, rest assured of this, none of my people are going to touch you. Your head is mine.” You state solemnly, “Stay where you are, I'm not doing this over comms.”“You don't have a choice.” He states plainly.You laugh at him, as harsh as a saw through dry wood, “Which of us is closer to death, Meridian? You or me? You may have me by the heart but I've got you by the throat.”>[Roll Intimidation, 1d10+16]>[Roll Fast Talk & Persuasion, 1d10+16]
>>1929772So.... Wong... what happens if Roarke dies? Does the quest just ends? Do we play with the waifus?
>>1929813>>1929814Wait, the plan is to just play into his hand without him leaving with Karen?I can already see the dice going poorly.I guess just do it then. I'd rather cheat and have our soldiers come in while we're fighting and he can't pay attention to stuff outside the station to help us murerize him though.
Rolled 2 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>1929836>>[Roll Intimidation, 1d10+16]
Rolled 7 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>1929836>>[Roll Fast Talk & Persuasion, 1d10+16]You let me get down there and I'll personally see to it you get your duel, with no outside interference. And if I lose this duel, my people won't touch you and you'll get your ride out of here.
Rolled 6 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>1929836>[Roll Fast Talk & Persuasion, 1d10+16]
>>1929838Part II begins playing as one of Roarke's kids from one of the wives. Possibly with a long section of Mohammed or Caesar.
Rolled 8 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>1929836>[Roll Fast Talk & Persuasion, 1d10+16]Do we roll now or later?
Rolled 6 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>1929836I hope he has a surmountable stability.
>>1929860>tfw Wong has everything planned.
>>1929855Thunder confirmed not scary to robo-madmen.
>>1929856>inb4 Cool 9 or 10
>>1929870It was bound to happen.
>>1929874Shit. We ALL forgot about spending luck.
EVERYONE.START POSTING OUR ANIMU SOUNDTRACK TO EMERGENCY SITUATIONS!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPjeNtf_ZTs
>>1929878I was gonna dump all our luck, but I saw the alert that some other people had already posted and was too lazy to erase my dice for my vote.
>>1929874You may be wrong here, he isn't that much stable if the ramblings about "MUH ANGSTY, MUH ROBOFLESH" indicates something.>>1929875Thunder...? Why Intimidate?! WHY!?
>>1929888https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPjAtPqqdhM>100% accurate video representation of Meridian's mind at any given time
>>1929878I figured we would need it for the fight. if we managed to get it
>>1929888It is also a representation of how hard they are to intimidate. We'll just have to see how it goes when Wong posts.
>>1929836I have write-ins!"I know you can't guarantee her safety. She'll never give you what you want freely. Surrendering her to you is basically a fate worse than death. You can see why I wouldn't. Instead, we're going to simplify this. You want to kill me, I want to kill you. We'll duel, with no one else around. Just you and me. If you win, then you're free to go. If you refuse, then you'll be gunned down where you stand. Your choice."
>>1929836>>1929900Backing this.Screw it, we're screwed.>Just you and me, in a tern, I will hold the keys to your escape and you will have to take them from my cold and dead hands before getting always from this.
>>1929888Because Roarke is too angry to not intimidate right now.
Technically speaking, Meridian has already harmed her by knocking her out with his painkillers.>>1929874We can beat Cool 9 with our Fast Talk Roll.
>>1929874>>1929933Wait, nevermind. Persuasion is an opposed role by Human Perception.We almost certainly failed that Intimidate....Thunder, roll to seduce!
Today will make or break MSPQ.The shitstorm if karen dies might be enough to drown this quest.
>>1929947As long as it happens for a good reason and we had a chance to prevent it I don't think it'll be that bad.
>>1929947I figured it was a vote, what with choosing between one or the other. Everyone other than Thunder went for fast talk.
>>1929955Wait, was it a vote?
>>1929953Ohhhh naive boy.... You have no idea of what we are risking along Karen's life.
>>1929953Even if the result is good there'll be a shitstorm. A shitstorm of clamoring for the murder of those filthy pirates. Hold on a tic.
>>1929960I dunno. Maybe, maybe not. It'd be really annoying if it wasn't, since only one person tried for intimidation, but Wong's being worryingly quiet.
>>1929964I mean we have plenty of reasons to want to kill the Bo5 this is just the cherry on top.
>>1929969This feels more like putting an apple on top. Something you should never do. Sure, it's red and round, but man is it just a bad idea.
>>1929969>Meanwhile, Thunder is partying for finally have gotten Karen killed.
>>1929972That's a remarkably good analogy anon. Who came up with it?
>>1929973Shut the fuck up Brazil, Jesus christ since you've got back you've been annoying as fuck.
>>1929980I just pulled it fresh out of my ass. If someone else said it I never heard it before.You cut me deep, mang. I'm going to cry myself to sleep tonight.
>>1929982Sorry, I'm just being sarcastic, I know that you aren't really the type to pull this type of shenanigans.
>>1929984Huh, not bad Anon. I'm proud of you.
Rolled 5 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>1929836>>[Roll Intimidation, 1d10+16]Take the shot, Jesus.
Some technical difficulties, resolved now.
>>1930039'ere we go
>>1930043Meer Id EE An iz wun o' dem spikey gitz. Letz krump 'im ladz!
“Do you think I'm scared of you, Starwind?” His voice is a dreadful rasp, too, “You're nothing but a human. A weak, fleshy human. You might know a few tricks, but you're made of meat and bone, with a thousand built-in fears and limitations, one of which I'm holding. I know you're coming here, I know you're thinking you'll prove yourself by putting on the same show you've put for every other human you've faced. It's your nature. At heart, we're both thugs out to prove how strong we are.”“If you tell me we're the same, I'll...well, it doesn't matter, I'm on my way to kill you, anyway.” You inform him as politely as you can. You make a PC-calling gesture at Samantha with your thumb and pinky extended parallel to your jaw, then beckon to her. She hands you her PC, and you thumb open a text program, writing the word SNIPER, followed by a question mark, and showing it to Merrow.The War Marshall actually looks surprised, which is perversely gratifying to you. He falls back, and begins skimming through what looks like a personnel list. You spot Ivan Fletcher, the senior Bucephalus representative, hovering nearby, trying not to look interested. You erase the message for Merrow, and write SCHEMATICS. You show him the word.The senior mechanic shakes his head vigorously with an innocent shrug.You draw a fist. He sighs, and brings out his PC, bringing up a clearly encoded file. He opens a text window and types out ARMORED. ALMOST ENTIRELY.You point at the drawing of the fist.THE FACE. HE HAS A VACCUUM MASK, APPROPRIATELY ARMORED, BUT HE ISN'T WEARING IT. ON ALL OTHER SIDES, THE SKULL IS LAMINATED WITH PROPRIETARY ALLOYS FOR INHUMAN DURABILITY. YOU HAVE TO HIT HIM FROM STRAIGHT ON. You see Fletcher's face twist with distaste at having to admit it. “Sure you are. Just remember, one twitch from your men...and I start cutting her.” With that, Meridian hangs up.Merrow selects a number, and makes a call, “Ensign, I'm glad to see you back. Your country needs you.” He ducks away into another room to make the call. “Now remember, viewing that file at all is implicit signature of a non-disclosure contract regarding company secrets of Bucepha-” You shut Ivan up by putting a hand over his face and shoving him away. You don't trust him nearly as far as you could throw him.You make your way to a lift, and hit the button. You have a fight waiting for you.[Continued]
At worst we can used Jesus's missed shot to rush him for a quick hit.
>>1930065I wonder he has 25 hits worth of armor on him.
>>1930069>Jesus >missingHe'll have you know he graduated top of his class SOUL A with over three hundred confirmed kills in the simulations...
>>1930072Doesn't matter how many hits he can take when a single kill of damage is enough to vaporize a man.
>>193007525 hits is a kill.
Rolled 3, 5 = 8 (2d10)
>>1930073>three hundred confirmed killsYou mean disablings.
>>1930073....Did he ever managed to say the whole copypasta?
Rolled 6, 9 = 15 (2d10)>>1930079
>>1930079>>1930083I am frightened
>>1930079>>1930083The numbers, what do they mean
>>1930086Looks like Meridian dodged
>>1930081I hear he caused a couple of the NPCs to commit suicide by preaching to them.
>>1930088I dont think he fired so fast. He still needed to suit up. Hopefully its not.
>>1930091I'm going to check Keiths modifiers in old thread, be right back.>[Vanishes in a smoke bomb]
>>1930077Yeah but the void fist adds additional kills on top of the damage you would normally do. So Roarke would punch through 25 hits with one luck and then his normal damage would pile in on it so it'd essentially feel to Meridian like he was just a normal fleshbag again when the fist connected.Unless I misinterpreted the whole thing which is possible and likely.
>>1930088Or maybe the first rolls were perception checks or something.at least I hope to Jove they were.
>>1930094Just use two kills to be safe, explode the mother fucker.
>>1930093>[Falls form the roof]Its no use, he didn't told us before.
>>1930098But I want to see him cry his robo-bitch-tears when he realizes we can fist him to death even with his "superior" meta-dick body. Though I suppose gibbing a cyborg is fine, too.
With our collective 12 Luck and Maneuver, we could spend 2 on Void Fist to be sure to kill him if we hit, and have +10 on the attack. Meridian's dodge roll is +19, does anyone know what Roarke's attack bonus is?
>>1930111>walk into thread>thunder and brazilanon are back from the dead literally out of nowhereholy fuck, what the hell actually happened?
>>1930114I don't think you can use MV outside of mecha. But these rules are confusing as fuck even if you have lost enough SAN to understand the madness of it so I really don't know.
>>193011422 I believe from my memeory of the wedding when we fought a mech
>>1930118>>1930121So at worst we can have a +27 against his +19. At best he'd need to use his own luck/maneuver to even be able to dodge. We could even be cheeky and move behind him if you can do that in human scale, I haven't bothered learning it.Does anyone have a better strategy than just trying for the instagib? I just don't want him to be able to attack more than once. At all, if we win initiative.
>>1930115What are you talking about? I never left.>>1930126Its the best plan honestly, this fight is going to be whoever hits first kills most likely.
>>1930126Honestly all we need to do is get Karen away from him. Then fuck him. If he agrees to the duel thing then we go in and just throw some grenades at him. We should definitely get some grenades. Judging who he's based on removing a limb or two won't really stop him from stabbing the shit out of us, so instagibbing really is the safest option.
I just realized, if Karen died its going to be like when Miki dies in Devilman.
>>1930115Meh, its a long story that could maybe doxx me, I'm just back for the time being, assume that I was taking a vacation or something.Thunder never really lefts
You walk into the mechbay feeling as though you should be a dozen feet tall and wreathed in thunder. Your fists keep clenching, then relaxing, whether you will them to or not, dragging your callused knuckles over the hem of your surprisingly well-armored jacket's sleeves. You part the crowd more by presence than any physical gesture.There's silence. A cold, hushed silence, as you lift up your arm, “Everyone else, get out.”“But sir...” One of the Kestrels protests.“No. This is how we're doing this. Anyone still standing here ten seconds from now, I'll kill myself.” You crack your knuckles, glancing up at the mech behind Meridian. It resembles the King Swordfish, a bit, with four huge wings or shields. “So, Meridian...”>[What say? Keep him talking. The more the better.]
>>1930155>You trade your humanity away with your body you worm? I can tell you at least traded your ass to your boss considering when he says jump you say how high.
>>1930155"Tell me. Which limb of yours do you like better. I'll be sure to wreck it first."
>>1930155you must have been super weak to have to have most of your body become machine
>>1930155He likes going on about how he's better than Roarke, so try some "intimidating" insults so he starts ranting.Can anyone think of any good ones?
>>1930155Does Meridian have a dick still or did he get it lopped off for a shiny codpiece? Disregarding that you don't need a codpiece if you don't have any boys to protect. Hell did his junk ever even get used before he got turned into the sixteen dollar man? He's so angsty it's like a woman repelling force field. With a face like that he could probably pick up a few of the more adventurous men though if he wanted. Wait does he even have a digestive system or does he kind of just swap nutrient fluids in his veins or some shit? His body is so confusing.
>>1930168>That was a pretty good disguise you had their Meridian. I see you got rid of those small arms of yours too. Don't worry their still too short to box with God, lets go Tin man.How's that?
>>1930155> You've made yourself my enemy. I hope you're aware of just what that entails. The Green Skulls are dead to the last man, Rashad Abujamal is a crater in the Martian desert, Hermione Fairchild is human wreckage awaiting trial and execution, and the woman who killed my brother is little more than bone flakes and blood clots floating in a vacuum.> Your cybernetics will not save you. Your skill with a blade won't save you. I'm going to rip out your goddamn spine.
>>1930174>Don't worry their still too short to box with God, lets go Tin manI was gonna say I don't know because I'm not good at stuff like this, but that would probably work since he hates Roarkes and the Gentleman so much because they're wholly human.
>>1930155"You know, for someone who loves to talk about how superior their body is compared to us humans, you sure do love to hide it by slinking around in the shadows like a coward instead of facing your target like a man."
All we gotta say is that swords are for pussies whose bodies are so weak they need a crutch.That just straight up shits on his entire shtick. Calls him weak for needing a weapon, and thus by extension is implying he admits how shitty his robo-body is by using one.
Hey Wong, would we be able to have someone have one of our songs play over the loud speaker?
Urgh. Damn it. I've been working off the worst headache and it's just gotten to be too much. Game resumes tomorrow. Those rolls aren't what you think they are.
>>1930155>So, how does it feels to have things end like this? Is this what you dreamt you from the begining? From the point you throw away your humanity and the true potential of your humanity for some petty unhuman limited power? Is that how you thought that reigning in hell would end? With both of us alone in an hangar, and you seeing the ghost of the lifepath of ascension you abadoned wrecking you limb from limb like a porcein doll on a pile of garbage that is being flatened by a roadroller? You can ramble as much as you want about your power and superiority, but in the end your very face is facade created by the same things you despise and dismiss as under yourself, born already under the superior and unlimited potentials of the human nature, the only thing true in your name is the pale part, as you pale in comparison to everyone shard of divine that you lack for selling yourself to this path of madness and hate. You are no real slayer, only men can commit real murder against their race and their equals, and to me and to everyone else who can look you in the eyes without fear its absolutely clear that you give up on being one long ago, and only a hurt and mad frenzied beast remains, and I cannot allow it to go a rampage anymore. No need to thank me for having mercy by putting you down, the unmade remains of your body squashed against the ground will make me happy enough.
>>1930187It's Karen's roll to resist ODing then.RIP she's tripping with the angels in stoner heaven.So anyone that's bothered to learn how human scale combat is different from mech scale combat, could it be possible to get behind him and launch an attack from there? It would all go to shit if he can move farther than us and/or we start out of movement range though.
>>1930193>could it be possible to get behind him and launch an attack from thereAnd by that I mean would me have enough movement points to do that.
>>1930192Please stop.>>1930193If not in the rules but if we're feeling ballsy we can try pic related.
>>1930187Take a break wong. Rest up.
>>1930187Good Night Wong, Thanks for running!
>>1930155"I'm not going to kill you. I'm just going to break you. You'll handle the rest."
>>1930187>Be me>Get home from work an hour ago>Fuck yeah MSPQ Tonight>Don't see a new thread posted today in the catalogue>Initially miss this thread do to the op image>FIND OUT THE SUPER IMPORTANT VOTE HAPPENED YESTERDAY>BE FILLED WITH PANIC AND FEAR AS I READ THROUGH THE THREAD>Well at least the vote tuened out how I wanted to vote >GET TO THIS POINT JUST NOW >Be filled with so much aaaaaaaaaaaa>Have to wait till tomorrow evening for conclusionsI fucking Love you Wong, I can't recall ever having so much intense panic at the realization that I missed a thread for anything beforeGet some rest you glorious bastardI had been thinking of some sort of plan for if we ended up on California station while I've been working, in were when he came out to fight Roarke 1v1 one our stealth mecha just smashed him into paste without warning
>>1930278Yeah everyone is really invested in the story.
>>1930155I would commend you for the balls you'd have in order to kidnap my wife, but... i don't think you have them anymore.
>>1930155> You've already fucked up enough to know you're not getting out of here with Karen. You could have made a deal to walk yourself, I care more about her life than your death. But you can't do that, can you. Because if you admit that you aren't the scariest thing out there, that you aren't really some post-human superior existence, then it would mean facing up to the fact that you are an expensive paperweight. Can't live in society. Can't even feed off it like a predator without having your backer protect you. Which he probably won't do much longer since you fucked this up so bad already. Do you think he's the type to let you leave a trail back to him like a piece of goldfish poop? > So why don't you come down here and face me. Or are you scared to find out that all your attempts to get away from your humanity were doomed to fail because that fatal flaw wasn't your humanity, your flesh or fears, but you yourself. I bet you want so badly to believe that I will "cheat" and that you can then claim you didn't really lose. That it wasn't your fault you weren't man enough for the job, or machine enough.> You should have been me instead. What do you have? A reputation so weak that you're hiding behind a non-combatant? I have a nation, 5 wives, a kingdom, and a reputation just as solid and much nicer than yours. You can't say I didn't earn it the hard way either. > So come on then. You aren't getting out of here no matter what, but if you think you're hard enough then you might be able to go down fighting instead of hiding.
>>1930193i don't think we are that fast.
>>1930278I've stoped making too much detailed action plans for episodic situations like this exactly due to the fact that they tend to develop in unexpected ways most of the time.But yeah, Wong ia amazing to the point of making we spent off-time from the quest thinking at leght about this and feels like almost having a heart attack everytime there unusual risks involved.I still remember Psyche-16 and the multi-layer tension that hit us there everytime something didn't go as planned... What happened again and again and again... And the sense of relief when Roarke and Cesar tore away the problems in their paths to get what they wanted... Just in time to have NOT!KIRITO blitz through everyone and break our heart by taking Naomi away.
While Wong is away: What do you guys expect to face in Dwarkin? They are allied with the Avalonians and have technology from the war... So what should we expect of their machines?I think that they probably have some kind of upgraded Bluegills as a main force(as Bluegills were the most common mech of the war era) with a new line of some sort of heavy striker being almost as common.For their weapons I'm expecting some kind of 6K ranged weapon and a 9K~10K melee weapon, probably the usual shields, and acess to Heavy Missile weaponry from both units.Maybe they have beam weapons, but I don't know if they mass produce it. I also think that we're probably going to be at advantage in terms of speed with our rocs, but who knows if that is going to make much of a diference.
>>1929860Oh, other than Dio, who is confirmed for the second gen game? I remember that we had a strong candidate for Sam's child, but I don't recall who that was.
>>1930567Bluegills that combine into bigger mechs.Bara wolf men packs that are MANLY GAY to deal with being cucked by the Alpha who is also gay because they were all made to be that way hormonally, and living a life in hell being forced to service all the women. A fully automatic luxury gay space communist factory that cranks out said modular bluegills.Fricken Space Sharks with Fricken Laser Beams that the Bara Wolf Packs hunt and are hunted by, sailing solar light sails in the shattered belt ring of what was once their main planet before it was shattered in the war by Mars (using a superweapon provided by Earth).So yeah gay commie muscle werewolves that have wildly disparate technological and production capabilities that are Tsundere for Mars and for once realize that Earth must have been behind the destruction of their planet because Mars wouldn't have the weapon to do that and not spammed it like they were child suicide bombers on a playground.Or something completely different.
Game will be a little late today. Unfortunately, my phone has completely died and because it is normally my alarm clock and I can't get it fixed for a few days I'll have to run out and buy a cheap little alarm clock to last until I can get a new phone.Meanwhile, though, how much Luck do you want on Initiative and how much on your first punch?
>>1931093Meridian has a +21 to his Blade and Dodge rolls, right? Assuming he has Reflex of 11, that means he has a +11 to Initiative.I want to say 2 to each. He's faster than us so we need to get the first hit in and we need to be able to hit him on an almost fair basis.
>>19310934 on Initiative, 4 on punching and 2 on damage.Void punch him to nothing.
>>1931093Two on initiative, three on punch, 2 on Void.
>>1931093>2 to initiative, 3 to hit, 2 for void fistI have to admit im a little bit iffy spending all our luck on a single punch but odds are low that we will get another one
>>1931100>>1931196>>1931211Why are you spending so little when we have 14 max luck/ma?With 4 to it we will only have a +3 bonus over his rolls and you guys are trying to spend even less? Why?
>>1931223Because no MA in our fleshy human shell?
>>1931225Ohhhhh right, I'm a idiot, forgot about that detail...>>1931093Change >>1931194 to 2 Initiative, 3 Hit and 2 DMG.
>>1931228If Wong comes back and says we can use or MA to punch then I'm all for spending all our MA on introducing metal psycho to our fistBut as it stands I'm already voting for spending all 7 points of luck Roarke has at his disposal on a single strike
Howabout Void Battle Meditation? Rather than Roarke unleashing the Void in his strike he can open himself up to it and gain a passive bonus.
How many of us are here tonight?
>>1931843I'm here on my phone
>>1931843I'm here.I wonder if we could offer him one last chance to walk away. We're good for our word, as we've proven many times before. He could just leave Karen and write it off as a failed attempt.And if his employer is going to kill him if he fails, he could always join us instead. We have a bunch of pirates working under us already, it's not like he can't redeem himself. Dude doesn't have to try so hard to be a monster all the time.Or we can fix his head problems with our fist.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>1931843I could roll to seduce.Also I wonder if Karen can hack him or something. Or find a weak spot.
>>1931843What'cha need?>>1931895>a weak spotMaybe he has some crab-like enhancements in there somewhere. We could hit for massive damage.
>>1931843I'm around, but trying to get through some of my vidya backlog
>>1931877Why are you on the phone?>>1931892No, its too late for this guy, he has gone too far, we all know it, even himself.>>1931895I doubt that he will be seduced after the tons of shitting on his honor, image and dreams that we wrote yesterday.How is she going to do that unconscious?>>1931905Nothing really, I just wanted to see how is the movement tonight.I would like to ask a few things to Wong though, mostly about Psyche-16, but I don't thing that this is the right moment to it.>>1931919Just remember to check the thread sometimes.
“And if I die...anyone who kills him after my death shall also be put to death, prior to his leaving here and arriving at California Station. Tell my wives I love them.” You instruct your retreating troops.“We can't do that, sir.” One of the Jovian sergeants protests, only to have Moe roughly grab one arm and shake his head.“Do as he says. He's very serious.” The Martian instructs, “I know the signs. Just...go.”“Leave your sword.” Meridian instructs, and the Sergeant hesitates only a moment before tossing his fine mono-saber to the floor. Meridian smirks.You watch the soldiers leave in good order, keeping the direction of the mechbay in your head as straight as possible. Somewhere, a sniper is being lowered into position from the rafters, near a heat vent to disguise his thermal signature. You have to turn Meridian in that direction. Slow exhale, deep inhale, and then you speak. “You won't be able to beat me with one hand.” You look pointedly at Karen.“You won't be able to run from me carrying her.” He replies, and tosses her to the floor. She makes a muffled groaning noise, “You're not fast enough to run from me at all, with those inefficient legs.” He picks up the mono-saber, tosses the scabbard aside, and throws away the knife, “Now this, this is suitable for dealing with you.”You shake your head and settle back into a stance, “I thought the Five Man Band consisted of a group of pirate captains, I see I was wrong. You're just a lackey for someone, a dog sent out on another's bidding. Do you realize how ridiculous it is to call yourself my rival?”“You don't know the greatness of the man I serve. You're just a pilot, a soldier, a conquerer...he has built the foundation for a new galactic order here, in the Belt. Five Man Band is only the beginning.” Meridian hooks the tip of his new blade into his robes, and slices them clean off. Beneath, he seems to be all artificial, apart from his face, like some impressionist's version of a human sculpted from black-tinted alloys and polymers. [Continued]
Rolled 3, 3 = 6 (2d10)“As I said, you're just a servant. You've knelt. Do you think I don't know your type? I've known more of them than I can count. Weaklings who've traded everything for power. The greatest sign of it is how much you exult in it. Why? Because you need to persuade yourself it was worth it. I've got news for you, though, it wasn't enough. Even if your arms aren't as short as they were this morning, they're not long enough to box with me. You're pathetic, Meridian. All of this pride in your artificial body, and yet you can't act openly. You sneak around in the shadows, in disguise, because on some level you know how weak you still are.” You shake your head sorrowfully. “It makes you predictable. Of course you couldn't take a deal to just walk out of here alive...because that would mean admitting what was done to you didn't make you the strongest, scariest thing on two legs, wouldn't it?”“Aren't you going to put on your gloves?” He asks. “Do it, Starwind, because right now, I don't think I've ever wanted to kill something more than I want to kill you.“Struck a nerve, didn't I?” You smile grimly, “I'm going to kill you with my bare hands. Haven't you realized that everyone who's made themselves my enemy is dead or ruined? The Green Skulls are dead to the last man, and their children won't honor their memories. Rashad Abujamal is a crater in the Martian desert, and everyone who knew him is disgraced for it. Bethany Cabot, who killed my brother, was ground into slurry, bits of hair, flesh, and bone too tenderized to bury. Hermione Fairchild watched every one of her schemes burn to the ground, lost everything she cared about and wanted, even her looks and the ability to use her hands is gone, her inevitable trial and execution will almost be a mercy and you...you went and tried to kidnap my wife. You stupid son of a bitch.”“All of your enemies but ONE.” He settles back into a stance, “Enough talking, come at me!”“I'd say that's a ballsy remark, but I'm not sure you still have those.” You grin at the look of dismay and rage on his face, “You don't, do you? They didn't even let you keep your balls, did they? You're a eunuch, aren't you? A eunuch who can't measure up. Everything you are is a farce, you nutless sack of bolts.” You brace yourself as he does just what you expected at that remark, he charges with a scream of rage.>[Roll 1d10+2]
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>1932178https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6AuvA-tl3YLet's start this shit.
Rolled 1 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>1932178+2 luck
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>1932178if we can add luck put 4 here
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>1932178Plus 2
>>19321934s abit too much.We dont have MA so we need to save some for fighting.
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>1932178You'd think someone willing to go through with having their entire body replaced with cyberware wouldn't be so self-conscious when called out about it. What a dink.
>>1932189And with that you've won initiative. Give me a 1d10+22
Rolled 6 + 22 (1d10 + 22)>>1932254Add two luck to this
Rolled 7 + 22 (1d10 + 22)>>1932254+2 luck
Rolled 5 + 22 (1d10 + 22)>>1932254+1 luck
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>1932255
>>1932242>Not keeping your jewels and scepter in a bio-tank on life support.>Not putting it on a robot body to spread your seed to bitches who love robots.>Not having a cyber cock with literal balls of steel.
Rolled 5 + 19 (1d10 + 19)>>1932275Your total (I forgot that you're punching him from behind) is actually 30. Thunder's 6 plus 19+3 Luck, plus 2 for attacking from behind.Now for Meridian's parry roll.
>>1932277If nothing else, at least keep your dignity and don't scream in autistic rage when someone levels middle-school insults at you about your lack of balls, right?
>>1932283EAT SHIT.EAT VOID FIST.
>>1932283How much luck did Meridian blow on that roll?
>>1932283>>1932275I forgot to note his Luck expenditures but even going 3 and 3 he bites the dust here. There's one thing a cyborg body can't help and that's being an unlucky son of a bitch even if your body has the equivalent of power armor all the time.
>>1932293well, we can rip mechas into pieces. having a power armor... armor, wont save you.
>>1932293Time for Meridian to see his insides
>>1932293ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST
>>1932293TIME TO DIE.Will there be anything left to interrogate or is he gonna be pulp.
>>1932293Is Roake pulling a spine grab?
And give me a 1d10+18 Agility+Athletics roll.
Rolled 1 + 18 (1d10 + 18)>>1932349Add 1 luck
Rolled 1 + 18 (1d10 + 18)>>1932349
Rolled 7 + 18 (1d10 + 18)>>1932349
Rolled 6 + 18 (1d10 + 18)>>19323491 luck>>1932353>>1932354damn guys
Which is just what you wanted. Naturally, he draws his arms back to swing at you, but as you do, you've already ducked beneath the angle of his blow. He must have seen the glint of the sniper's scope down the hallway, you could swear it in the brief flash you get of his eyes...but you never planned to rely on the Jovian sniper. He has orders not to fire unless you die, anyway.Meridian threatened your wife and killed a number of people under your indirect protection. His manner of death was foretold the moment he did that. You're behind him in an orange streak, your hair whipping in the breeze of your passage as you swing your fist. It's not the most elegant or cinematic punch, but it's a kind you've found a lot of use for over the years, hammering someone's kidneys with your knuckles. Meridian turns, and you can see his shoulder twist at an inhuman, impossible angle as he goes to parry from a spot where that should be impossible...but it's not good enough. You can't call what you did making a vow, it's not that refined, but on a primal level you decided that this was Pale Slayer Meridian's last day.The blow feels more controlled this time than it ever has before, and still so gentle, almost effortless. Reducing the Five Man Band to Four feels like flicking over a house of cards with your fingertip. You punch him, and he flies apart like shattered glass. Pieces of metal, polymer, and the rare bit of flesh or organ paint the mechbay wall with various interesting shades, flying at dozens of angles...and one, you go to catch out of the air, only to have the spray of fluids from what were Pale Slayer Meridian's limbs make your grip slippery.You accidentally drop the head and upper vertebrae of Meridian face-down onto what remains of his body. You shrug, not particularly worried about that slip.You hear a snort of laughter, and look over to see Karen awkwardly sitting up, her hair in her eyes and a dorky smile on her face, “You looked so pleased with yourself, and then when you dropped it your nose just...wrinkled and then you tried really hard to look like you didn't care. You...you goof...” She sways a little, pressing a palm to her forehead with a groan. >[What say?]
>>1932379>Princess carry her>Don't worry Karen its okay go back to sleep.
>>1932379>perk unlocked>you've gained the perk: Bloody Mess
>>1932379>laugh like a goddamn lunatic
>>1932385Seconding.>>1932386Also, one of my very favorite perks. Not a whole lot beats gibbing a deathclaw or cazador with your hands.
>>1932379> I never thought I would need to practice catching cyborg heads.
>>1932379"We should probably see a doctor, Should probably find out what you were injected with to be safe."
>>1932379>>[What say?]I'll get at least 4 more tries at doing it better. Let's get you home sleepyhead.
>>1932379I don't think my dick has been this hard in years. Roarke has become OPM until he hasn'tKiss de gurl
>>1932379Also, wave to jesus. He might not have done anything but he was our insurance policy and he put himself in harms way alone for our wife.
>>1932444we have to maybe personally thank him? or give him a pair of shades/medal? After all, he did answer the call .
>>1932449Thank him again. He did shoot the gun out of fairchild's hand when she was doing for it. Jesus needs decorations for services to the crown.
>>1932460That was more out of revenge for her hurting his girlfriend.
You laugh, you laugh like a goddamn maniac for a good, long time.She just stares at you, unsurprised, then snorts and starts laughing too, covering her face with her hands. Hers isn't the prettiest laugh, it's dorky, a bit nasally, the kind of laugh one would expect from her, but it's sincere and heartfelt and sweet. “I...I never thought I'd need to practice catching cyborg heads.” You splutter at last, taking your shades off to wipe your eyes.“G-given everything else, I can't deduct points from my rescue for that.” She sniffles, wiping her own eyes and cleaning her glasses on her cheongsam front. “Don't worry, I'll get at least four more tries at doing this better.” You reply.“So long as I don't have to go through that again.” She sways a little, trying to crawl over to you, “Not four more times, not one more time.” “Hold on.” You scoop her up in your arms, one beneath her shoulders and the other beneath her knees in the so-called princess carry. “Rest a bit longer. It's okay, you can go back to sleep. I'm going to find the best doctor here to figure out what you were injected with.”She shakes her head, “It's weird. I expected to be knocked out.”You pause, “You mean you weren't?”She shrugs, “Several minutes of intense euphoria, and I still feel like I'm riding on a cloud instead of walking...”“Being carried.” You remark.“Oh, really?” She shrugs, “That's the other effect, then. Moji. I think this was a shot of mild painkillers and moji.”“Moji?” You frown.She nods, “Chemically induced optimism and a sense of well-being, moji is a spectrum, not one particular hit of emotion. I was convinced that if I just stayed still and pretended to be out, I'd get the chance to make a run for it or grab one of his weapons or...”“Karen!” Your voice comes out extremely sharp, “If that's the case, why didn't you do it when he put you down?”She smiles and opens her hand, revealing two small, blue pellets, “Because I pickpocketed him and got these. I should have been terrified, but with the moji, it seemed like a good idea to make preparations to maybe turn this hostage situation into a standoff. After he dropped me, though, I realized something. If he got you...I couldn't live with myself, and I couldn't let him live. There was no point in running, and it would have distracted you.” You sigh heavily. You wish she wouldn't think that way, but you're not sure it would be fair for you to criticize her on that particular point. So instead, you just kiss her for a while.[Continued]
>>1932463And as what the chainman's son remarked, he was 'saving an allied head of state'.That should be recognised, even if he had personal reason to do as well.
>>1932468Well at least she didn't go with building a Neutron Bomb and taking out the station this time
>>1932468were the pills cyanide?
>>1932505Meridian's little fission grenades.
>>1932514That sounds like a euphemism for artificial testicles. >They're the size of peas!>We used your original pair as reference.
So did we manage to keep the fucker's head and spune intact? Because that means we get to cash in on that Bucephalus bounty.Also let this be a lesson for anyone trying to target Roarke's wifes.
You pass by Ensign Keith Young in the hallway. He's standing there, a huge plasma rifle in the crook of his elbow, with some kind of clamp on it for securing to a surface for sniping. He's removing a detachable harness from over his uniform. You don't have a hand free to shake his, but you comment as you walk by, “Well done. This is twice now I have to thank you, Ensign.” You're honestly impressed he held his fire.He salutes, “Who would have thought such events would come to pass?” He regards the splattered remains of Meridian with faintly sad eyes, “I'm glad I didn't have to kill anyone today, but...”“But nothing, it's a reasonable attitude to have.” You admit, “The last war cost us more than half the total population, it's the wrong era to be excited about slaughter. Killing when you have to is one thing, killing indiscriminately is quite something else.”“Just as Saul had many chances to cease his persecution of David, yet persisted and was undone.” Keith remarks sadly.“Sure.” You nod, “Just, um, like that.” “By the way, it's technically Lieutenant, I'm in the pipeline for a promotion, but...I don't know. Nothing is predictable from here.” He sighs, seeming unusually downcast.“That's how life is. Put a shield or some sort of defensive measures on your mech, that's about all you can do.” You don't really have time for this. “Could you grab Meridian's head for me?”“What?” He stares at you, flabbergasted.“His head and the top few vertebrae of his neck, technically. There was a bounty on him, I'm collecting.”The lift chimes, and a small gaggle of guards, Rudolph Merrow, and Ivan Fletcher come pouring in. Fletcher's eyes light up, and he waddles over to lift the severed head of Meridian, its spine dangling, “Yes! Yesss! At last, I have it, all of that data! That precious, precious combat data!”>[Inform Rudolph Merrow that Fletcher and Bucephalus created Meridian]>[Stay quiet]
>>1932541Honestly I would almost rather let Karen go to town on it. Don't want him coming back from the dead, we have enough problems with that already.
>>1932545>[Inform Rudolph Merrow that Fletcher and Bucephalus created Meridian]>Oh, and you might want to review the combat records on Qu'lir too. That's where Meridian was created and when the Avalonians came, Fairchild tried to erase the facility and the village it was in.Bastard created his bed, he can lie in it.
>>1932557>>1932545Sure. Merrow is probably more important to have on our side anyways and our motto IS "Fuck the Corps" anyways
>>1932545>[Inform Rudolph Merrow that Fletcher and Bucephalus created Meridian]
>>1932545>>[Inform Rudolph Merrow that Fletcher and Bucephalus created Meridian]
>>1932545>>1932557I'll support crushing Eggman's hopes and dreams.
>>1932545>>[Inform Rudolph Merrow that Fletcher and Bucephalus created Meridian]Fuck you asshole
>>1932545We could probably give Keith an official commendation. We ARE a head of state.That should secure him a promotion.
>>1932545>[Inform Rudolph Merrow that Fletcher and Bucephalus created Meridian]>I'll still be taking that bounty, of course.
>>1932545>[Inform Rudolph Merrow that Fletcher and Bucephalus created Meridian]Because fuck corporations.
>>1932578For services rendered to Phaeton, the Iron Hawk, 1st Class.For services rendered to the Royal Family, invested as a Captain in the Order of Cool Shades.
we done for the night?
“At last, a creator reunited with his creation.” You remark as you pass by Rudolph Merrow.Just as you predicted, he halts in his tracks, his back ramrod-straight, “He built this...thing?”You nod solemnly, “That he did, although probably not alone, I suspect he had help from his coworkers. He paid me a very handsome sum to kill Meridian, and an even more handsome amount to deliver the head and top six vertebrae intact.” You remark casually. “He seems much more concerned with that than the lives lost.”“I'll double his price.” The War Marshall announces loudly.Ivan Fletcher freezes up, a look of incomprehension and baffled horror on his face.“You heard me.” Rudolph Merrow adjusts his glasses, “Whatever he's paying you, Starwind, I'll double it. I have more than enough money that I do not do nearly enough with.”“Double is good. Alright.” You shake his hand, “It's a deal.”“Wh-wh-wait, no! You can't do this! This is proprietary technology!” Fletcher protests.“That is illegal human experimentation if I've ever seen it.” Rudolph Merrow pronounces it like a headsman. “We'll need to investigate this, thoroughly.” He nods to his guards, “Take Mister Fletcher into custody.” They advance forward at his sign, each grabbing the researcher by one of his scrawny arms as he protests.“Look into Fairchild's connections to this incident. A facility supposedly connected to Meridian's creation, or pursuing research in that vein, was destroyed by three of her troops on Qu'lir. Ostensibly while putting down a local insurgency.” You remark, “Oh, and my compliments have already been delivered to Keith Young. I'm sure he has a glorious career ahead of him. At least, I hope so. This is the second time he's done what needed to be done in such a way, I would reward him but I'm sure as his commander you're more equipped to handle that than I am. Also, any information gleaned from what's left of Meridian would be useful to our alliance.” Merrow nods, “Of course,” then adds, quietly, “My sources tell me Colonel Stern is still on Auditorium. Ostensibly, he's taking some vacation time while SOUL operations are suspended for the investigation into former General Fairchild. In reality, he's hiding so I can't promote him, likely blaming himself for obeying orders as far as he did. It's what I, personally, need more of, high officers who can follow orders rather than the scent of advancement, but...he's a stubborn fool. When you see him, persuade him to come back. Oh, how much did Fletcher owe you?”You name a sum. It's not the sum he planned to pay you, naturally. You've rounded it up a bit, just to make it, um, easier to remember. Much to your surprise, Rudolph Merrow unhesitatingly nods, “I'll make an immediate transfer.” With that, he helps drag Ivan Fletcher away. [Continued]
Which leaves you and Karen alone. She sighs at the interruption, and rests her head on your shoulder, “Where do we go now, Roarke?”You smile, “Home. Back to our ship, then to Auditorium, and then...we're going to California Station, I have questions that need answers.”
>>1932730Don't we need to finish the conference and give troop numbers.
>>1932737We can send those later.
Game resumes Tuesday!
>>1932737I'm leaving it a bit open-ended so you guys have time to decide who you're sending where without devoting another whole thread to it.
>>1932730Honestly why couldn't the leader of the 5 man band just fucking make a phone call or something and ask to talk to Karen as a fellow scientist or whatever. Dumbass used to doing things one way never thought of the simple and obvious action of just asking and/or collaborating.
>>1932784The leader of the 5MB seems to believe that he is the King of the Belt/has a god complex.
>>1932784Probably because he isn't on your side and if you agreed there would be a trick to it.
By the way, this is an official request. Post pictures of space nobles and post mecha suitable for Paladin status, ones that are imposing and a bit fancy.
>>1932794Hey Wong are still there?There is some stuff I thought about the ship distribution and everything.I seriously have a big plan about it all, but I need some info to round it up.
>>1932794Just European stuff or can we go for different styles?Also is there already a pic for Oda's new mech? I found a really good samurai one.
>>1932758OKAY GUYS.LETS BEGIN:First, there is the matter of how many of our ships and how many of our troops we're going to send there, so before doing it we need to know exactly how many mecha we do have.And how many mecha we PRODUCED:So, in order of doing this I listed everything I had certain we had PLUS calculated the number of CP Psyche-16 produces, at least a minimum of it based on info Wong gave us and the rules about production in the book.So, in worst case scenario, we're able of producing at least 100 Dutchman per month: thats 14000CP right there, and the minimum of production lines needed for that are 10.That means that we produce at least 15.000CP PER MONTH.So, basing on that I created a plan involving using at least 1000CP to upgrade something, that is as follows:
>>1932801>>1932758Distribution Plan:Use 740 CP to update 20 Pumpkinseeds to Tourney-level mechs.Use 147 CP to update 6 Pumpkinseeds II to Blue Knight Variants.123CP Left to spend. Harmonium(49 Mechs):Captain Squad:1 Roc Custom2 Mustang1 Master Harpy1 Officer Mech 18 Rocs (They had them before anyone else)5 Morgan IIs(For the same motive above)1 S-Betta1 Wraith4 Bushi5 Shinobi Harpies Rhinehawk(84 Mechs):Ace Squad:1 Captain or Waifu1 Warmouth1 Pumpkinseed Jager1 Huskarl1 Blitz 10 Harpy Shinobi4 Bushi1 Pumpkinseed II Blue Knight(Lance Variant)45 Harpies19 Rocs Browning(26 Mechs):Captain Squad:1 Chevalier Custom4 Bushi 5 Pumpkinseed II Blue Knight5 Dutchman5 Pumpkinseed Jager5 Myrmdon1 Libra Heart of Sunshine(42 Mechs):1 Archen1 Valkyrie20 Harpies15 Rocs5 Hapy Shinobi Goshawk(49 Mechs)Captain Squad1 Zulfiqar1 Myrmdon1 Misericorde1 Tourney-level Mech 20 Harpies5 Scimitars15 Rocs5 Harpy Shinobi Yamato(44 Mechs)Captain Squad1 Osano-Wo MK.II1 Lightning1 Walkure1 Tourney Level Mech(Preferably a Wraith) 25 Harpy Shinobi Cleander(31 Mechs): 1 Palomino II Custom 5 Harpy Shinobi15 Rocs8 Pumpkinseeds2 Tourney-Level Mechs Avalon 1:1 Anseis ?? Knights Avalon 2(22 Mechs):1 Templar1 Ulfberth10 Bushi4 Pumpkinseeds I1 Morgan II (Ex-Greenskull)5 Harpy Shinobi
>>1932796Here-ish for a while, yes. I may answer tomorrow depending on whether I'm awake much longer.
>>1932801Mecha Pool list:Captains:1 Flint's Chevalier Custom (Browning Only)1 Beckingham Roc Custom (Harmonium Only)1 Osano-Wo MK.II (Yamato Only)1 Archen (Heart of Sunshine Only)1 Zulfiqar (Goshawk Only)1 Mudd's Palomino IIs Custom (Cleander Only)1 Anseis (Avalon-1 Only?) Ace Mecha:1 Pumpkinseed Jager (Rhinehawk Only)1 Basil's Warmouth Custom (Rhinehawk Only)1 Lightning (Yamato Only)1 Walkure (Yamato Only)4 Pumpkinseed IIs1 Pumpkinseed II Custom (lance variant)1 Libra (Browning Only)1 Blitz1 Huskarl1 BUDDY1 Wraith1 Dutchman (Psyche-16 Only)1 Pumpkinseed II "Blue Knight Variant"1 Pharcyde1 Templar (Follows Lori?)1 Ulfberth1 Myrmdon1 Misericorde2 Mustang Frames (Harmonium Only)1 Valkyrie(Follows Red Siren) Regular Mechs:97 Rocs (3 from Harmonium's Roc squad)6 Morgan II (1 Ex-Greenskull and 5 Heavy Assalt variant from Harmonium)22 Bushi??? Knights1 Master Harpy5 Scimitar32 Pumpkinseed (24 from the Stone Soldiers)85 Harpies60 Harpies Shinobis
>>1932799This one might overlap a with Tabitha's.
>>1932803How are we handling our production capabilities?Are we using the 15000 per month as deduced by the ducthman thing? do we have even more?How can we spend the CP? can we use it to upgrade stuff up to the 225CP limit of MP production? Or we can just buy mechs? Can we at least upgrade the mechs up to 140CP?How much of CP did we produced since re-opening the production lines... When were it? A month ago?Are we using the Osano-Wo MP as Bushi? Or do we just convert it to toruney mecha instead?How much Knights of Lori do we even have? Is her crew still piloting her ship? Can we send Lori as captain of her own ship to actually do stuff? Did her crew went back to avalon with the duke? are most of them still here?A serious qustion:How many mecha did we get from the Psyche-16 raid? You mentioned something like "hundreds of harpies and a few warmouths and morgans IIs" if I'm not mistaken.(Wich I would prefer keeeping mostly there, but we could at least take a few officer types from here and a few harpies just to fill the ranks of our lesser ships.)
>>1932794I waited so long for this.
>>1932794This is my mecha phantasm! UNLIMITED SPACE NOBLES WORKS!
>>1932810This is surprisingly hard since 90% of the images on google are lego mechs for whatever reason. They look pretty cool though.
QUESTION TO ALL PLAYERS:Which waifus are sending to the outer-systems, and where are sending them?my humble opinion:Karen should be wherever Roarke is.Fatima and Red stay at auditorium.Clemmy and Lori should be put in different places as they are combat specialists and we don't need they concetrated everyplace at once.Now, if you guys were okay with the "Operation: Captain Magnarus"(Tricking the Avalon allies in Dwarkin by using tabitha's ship with Magnarus as fake captain to lower their guard for the first major strike.) we should have Lori there to help with this daring crusade, and to feed us Avalonian info on the spot.And if we are keeping Roarke here to deal with the Five Man Band, we should maybe send Clemmy with Sam to help there in Monbash.Also:YOU GUYS STILL DIDN'T DECIDED ON IF WE'RE PROMOTING INARI TO FIRST MATE AND IN WHICH SHIP SHE'LL BE.I vote for promoting her to First mate in the Goshawk with Mohamed and have Shukrya as their Bosun, while Basil becomes First mate in the Rhinehawk.
>>1932794Space Noble Waifu
>>1932794I hope she doesn't become tottaly evil or something.
>>1932794She is actually a noble in that show, even if a lesser one if I'm not mistaken.
>>1932794have some villain
>>1932817If only there were a good pic of either one of these.>>1932820Karen's probably just going to stay on the Rhinehawk. We could send Fatima to the isekai planet with Oda since the Tarrasque would do good there. Dunno about the other waifus.
>>1932794Have some girls in Lori's colors also.
>>1932794I didn't even watched this anime, but here, have this.
>>1932829Fugg.There's also a bunch of pics from mechs that would fit from some show called Knights and Magic, but the only pics that show off the mech good also have descriptions and shit all over them. Just looking up "Kngiths and Magic mech" shows most of them.
>>1932758>>1932753>without devoting another whole thread to it.Well with the amount of time before next session, you could make a thread just for the arguments and finalising the vote on the thing, if this one doesn't last long enough.
>>1932802>>1932801>>1932758Meh, forgot to actually distribute them:>MonbashHarmonium and a Transport.You guys insisted on keeping most of our crew here because of 5MB, and cutting edges on the planet that is going to be full of enemies is a BAD idea.>Dwarve-Fortress with animu.Yamato, Avalon-2(Tabitha's ship that we didn't name yet, and a transport.Reason: To have strong and numerous troops as far as we can and to to surprise them by tricking them for a a first strike with full avalonian bateries.
>>1932832I had bad expectatives of that one... But in the end it wasn't that bad and the mecha designs were fun.
>>1932829We shouldn't move our head waifu from our head of operations, and while I agree that Fatima could be usefull there and in the sense that I think that a 2 waifu per place could be a good distribution, we can't ifnore the fact that the 5MB is a still a menace and that she is a important piece for our ranks.And isn't she just as usefull in space?
>>1932803Also,How many of the tourneygoers stayed and joined?The ones I wasn't sure of I didn't put in my list.And what is the name of Lori's ship?Can we vote to rename Tabitha's ship?
>>1932794Fuck it, I'll dump some of the Xenoblade Chronicles stuff I've got, since the Faces have some cool designs
>>1932794Or maybe a Rosseveltian?
>>1932794I wonder if they are going to be used.
>>1932794Have a fat one
>>1932794And a christian one(or maybe narnian christian if he is avalonian.)
>>1932794He seems to have no time for formalities and parties.
>>1932801We all just know that its just a matter of time.DO IT WONG! YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT!
>>1932848Can never go wrong with Fate/Stay where avalonian pilots are concerned.
>>1932856>That feel when Magnarus's sisters appearsIt will tore my heart.And then it will make me despair even more if he starts risking the battle in order to disarm them.>>1932794I COULD DO IT ALL DAY WONG, THERE IS JUST NO STOPING IT UNTIL I'M BANNED! YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE DONE. THE SPACE NOBLES SEAL OF CONTAINEMENT SHOULD'NT BE UNDONE AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOh, why not lalatina, we already have Meguchan here.
>>1932794There is also her father, i wonder what clan should they be part of.
>>1932794Also, we could use Letholdu's sisters.
>>1932794I can post space nobles all day, ALL DAY.
>>1932794what have you done
>>1932794you could have stopped itHe even uses Lori's colors.
>>1932794FILTHY JOVIANS GET OUT OF MY SYSTEM REEEEEEEEEEEEE
>>1932794>tfw you find a blond space noble in a wheel chair.YOUNG LORI DETECTED
>>1932794Wong, why did you have to do this!? You doomed us all to an eternal flood of space nobles!
>>1932794Did you watch Log Horizon? its the same girl from last post.We should get a valkyrie mech for her!
>>1932794Do space nobles use power armor when going to battle?
>>1932794this one has potential, lot of cool photos.
>>1932872Speaking of Medieval Inspired Power Armour...
>>1932879Post MOAR>>1932794If one of magnarus sisters has white hair... We have a good source for potential shenanigans.
>>1932794How many Rothchilds are still around?
>>1932794THERE IS NO END TO THIS
>>1932794I wonder if I'll hit the images limit and will open a pastebin for more.
>>1932794What type of space noble do you really want? Young?Old? medival?Victorian?wearing a tuxedo?
>>1932888You're catching up on missed posts aren't you?
>>1932794This one must be used
>Not posting Martian Kataphrakts from Aldnoah.ZeroI am disappoint, sons.
>>1932794DON'T STOP ME NOW~
>>1932893>complaining about the ausence of martian kataphrakts.>doesn't post it either.Anon...>>1932794Red haired space nobles
>>1932794I wonder how many of these will actually be put on use.
>>1932794Here is an irritantingly op guy
>>1932794Kinda sad that I'm the only one going posting this amount of photos.
>>1932794This one doesn't have a lot of images wearing a dress.
>>1932794This one is recent;
>>1932794This one is epic
>>1932794Do you even need so many space nobles?
>>1932794I dunno, a mid-level commander or something?
>>1932794Maybe i'm already crossing the edge to space knight, who knows.
>>1932921Uh... Yeah, I'm just posting shit.
>>1932923Yeah, I'm gonna stop now.
>>1932919Jesus Brazil, calm your ass down ladthought i had missed somethings but it was just youalso, no damn spoilers for CSIII alright. we aint getting that shit in NA for at least a year
>>1932927I didn't ever knew the game, I'm just going across every animu character that could fit the "space noble" category that I can remember through google.I'm only going to stop after having sent images enough for the whole avalonian nobility!...Nah I'm probably going to bed again after one hour or so.
>>1932794Found it on /m/ while searching for the vogelchevalier
>>1932794Hey Wong, were you going to hold a vote about Moe's promotion?
>>1932794Didn't this one almost became a tourneygoer?
>>1932794I should probably start posting more men, there is probably more than enough princesses and the like.
>>1932794wow many nobles, such nobility.
>>1932794Carnagie's line a good number of Knights, no?
>>1932794What about femprussia?
>>1932794Well, I'm really having some difficulty to remember characters now.
>>1932794This one... This one is epic.
>>1932794I remember when he died.
>>1932794What is the essence of an space noble?
>>1932794Is it like the wind, that cannot be seen, only felt?
>>1932794What does it means?
>>1932794What is the true meaning of love?
>>1932995Jesus, Brazilanon. For a kekistan an-cap, you sure like to post a lot of feudal shit.>>1932794Also, posting best boy
>>1932794Maybe I should start writing poetry here.
>>1932794>>1933005Sleep brazilanon, have you heard of it?
>>1932794*Ahem*"O salty sea, so much of whose salt....
>>1932794...Is Portugal’s tears! All the mothers...>>1933007I'll get to it...Huhhhh... after one hour or two... Maybe...
>>1933004I already told you guys that part of my ancestors came from brazilian nobility... But mostly I just like that style.I also have this huge family legend about the founder of our lineage doing all sort of action packed shenanigans after his father died and his brothers decided to kill him and take his lands.Sometimes I think that people never really changed much from then to now.>>1932794...Who had to weep for us to cross you!...
>>1932794...All the sons who prayed in vain!...
>>1932794...All the brides-to-be who never...
>>1932794...Married for you to be ours, O sea!...
>>1932794I think I posted this before for the Lady's representative.
>>1932794Would Mars accept this?
>>1932794I totally just googled Magic Mecha Knights. I'm pleasantly surprised.
>>1932794...Was it worth doing? Everything’s worth doing...
>>1932794Sometimes you just have to say "Fuck Subtlety"
>>1933034>>1933038>>1933042They're from Knights and Magic.I told ya, they have some fun designs.Look for the "Prince of Swords" one, that is just overkill.
>>1932794A better/worse pic
>>1932794Let's shake it up with an Avalonian Space Babe.
>>1932794HER CLOTHING IS CULTURAL.
>>1932794...If the soul of the doer isn’t small...
>>1932794...Whoever would go beyond the Cape...
>>1932794Some women choose a more Matronly image, to reinforce their position.
>>1932794Some Nobles prefer to age gracefully, but have still been blessed with the Ladies Gift and are not to be underestimated.
>>1933044I think I'm the only one posting real people too lol.Searching "Golem Knight" came up with some interesting images too.
>>1932794>1932794Rear image only so you can't see the abominable lack of a covered cockpit in front.
>>1932794...Must go beyond sorrow....
>>1932794...God placed danger and the abyss in the sea, ...
>>1932794Horses = Noble Cunts in my brain for some reason.
>>1932794Japanese-Americans are one of if not THE most successful demographics in America.So given Avalons obsession with their heritage, it's not unreasonable to assume THIS might be out there somewhere.
>>1932794Have we had this guy in here yet?
>>1932794...But he also made it heaven’s mirror."
>>1932794I don't even know what to make of this.
>>1932794little shotgun arms were mentioned before no?
>>1932794Warframe mecha can be aight.
>>1932794Final entry - the Official Luis Vuitton Mecha
>>1932802Yes!keep Victor and Akai apart. It will only spur on their passions. And more love poetry from Victor.
>>1933115Its already in use by First Mate, did you forgot?>>1933118Some mecha are locked to certain ships, Wong told us before, and I deduced some of them by what happened at the end of the tourney.Its not up to us, I think, it depends on what exactly is the situation of Victor's employment now that Lori got banned from Avalon.... But the drama would undoublty be got for the romantic shenanigans!However, it seems that they are going to be together for this mission, if Lori goes with the Avalon-2 to Dawrkin in order of helping with the facade.
>>1933115>>1933116>>1933118Also, lets not forget about the ongoing missions we have to plan.Are you guys okay with >>1932802 and >>1932836?I'm just subjecting a plan to your avail, I'm not choosing things myself, maybe you guys have better ideas or disagree with something.
>>1933122I DID forget>>1933129Nah I'm going to sleep now.
>>1932858You should actually probably stop, I mostly needed mecha and background nobles in fancy clothes, not more major NPCs.
>>1932385Aww, Thunder does care.
>sees all of brazil's postsDoes this counts as shitposting?
>>1932803>>1933219Hey Wong, did you want to hold the vote for the crew changes? I recall you said something about giving the Goshawk to Mohammad and setting up his First Mate and Bosun and replacing the Rhinehawk's First Mate.
Also a note on Caesar. There are four paths for him, romance-wise. All are difficult, all are tragic.None. This is the "mind of steel, duty above all" ending. Thunder might like this one the best as it presages the worst possible end for Avalon.Tabitha. Self-explanatory, this is a pretty tragic one because of Naomi but it's easy to slip onto.Naomi. Self-explanatory, this is a pretty tragic one because of Tabitha. It gets a big boost from the pre-established relationship but is actually harder to pursue from this point on than the Tabitha route.Both. This is the most difficult route, but it has the best end for Avalon and probably the most loot for Roarke. It also involves Caesar amassing a pretty substantial killcount and possibly fighting his dad's final form mech.
>>1933416Why would you tell us this Wong?
>>1933416>the most loot for RoarkeShould I feel bad this is what got me excited?
>>1933416>Both. This is the most difficult route, but it has the best end for Avalon and probably the most loot for Roarke. It also involves Caesar amassing a pretty substantial killcount and possibly fighting his dad's final form mech.Does Caesar take over Avalon or something?
>>1933425>>1933416Yeah, why you told us this?Now my murder boner, my loot boner and my normal boner have a three way wight.
>>1933416> Both. This is the most difficult route, but it has the best end for Avalon and probably the most loot for Roarke. It also involves Caesar amassing a pretty substantial killcount and possibly fighting his dad's final form mech.THE YOUNG EAT THE OLD, JERRY.
>>1933430Is the thought of fighting final form Merrow getting me excited so wrong?
>>1933606Clearly the third option provides the greatest amount of murder, loot, and "show bob and vagene".
>>1933416Wait, are we starting with a Caesar section next time?
>>1933416>>1933430>>1933437>LootThere is no need to read anything more, we know what we got to do now lads!>>1933219Sorry, the post was somewhat vague and I got overly excited.Really sorry...
>>1933416Wong, what about >>1932801 and >>1932811? There is also the first mate thing that we didn't vote about.It certainly conts as nobleposting, ast least.
>>1934043>It certainly conts as nobleposting, ast least.was mean't to reply >>1933337 ...
>>1934045With all the excitement you have for the tourney pilots you should think about writing a sort of 'fan-fic' of this quest covering what happens with them behind the scenes.
>>1934055Wong is already doing that, James, Katherine and akai already appeared recently, and everyone had an aparition on the paint war that happened during Roarke's night out with the boys.If Inari gets promoted to something, and we bring the Avalonian ship to Dawrkin, good chance to have Victor and Magnarus(who also already appeared) to get at least some screentime.Should also send Garreth to suport Sam, as he is the only one with an stealthy mecha able to give her backup on Moonbash.(Our new Mustangs don't have Stealth and that other modifier that allows mecha to avoid being detected by ASP.)
>>1934055Oh, And Skunk is now Bosun of the Rhinehawk, so who knows when we'll see him again.
>>1934066>Bodvarsson gave a hearty laugh as he pulled his broadsword out of the infiltrator's chest>"What the fuck, I'm bringing you dinner!">Bodvarsson laughed again. "You cannot fool the son of Bodvar, filthy sneak man."And that's why Roarke punched Finn so hard he turned gay.I'll expect $50 paypal by next Monday.
>>1934084I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a continuation today.
>>1934066>>1934066Thunder, which song should we play when we betray the Dwarkim-guys and open fire on them from within the atmosphere with the Avalonian tier guns?
>>1933416define worst possible end for avalon?
>>1934120i know what we will play for you..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta-Z_psXODw
>>1934130They kill everyone on the planet that could have any claim on the throne(Everyone from the nobility, that is probably at least thousands of random people) then kill every Knight they can get their hands on, then explode everyplace the Greenlady touched with nukes.That also means that every Paladin and the Queen get to die in public displays involving stakes and fire and every nasty thing the jovians can think of.
>>1934140>notice that the greenman being killed is absent from this list
>>1934146Exploding every place that she touched also includes the places that she is touching.Also, Naomi dies too.
>>1934140>>1934156Don't forget Skunk'll be named governor of what's left of Avalon.
>>1934162>tfw an entire planet of people who communicate with grunts and wear gasmasksWe Krieg nao boys.
>>1934171No no no, in Skunkian it sounds like this:>"Hmm Hm Hmm-HMMM!"
>>1934162>>1934171"Welcome back, everyone, to the ninety-eighth intallment of Mech Space Death Squads Quest. I'm NotGreenman, your host, and you are still, for now, Planet Governor Skunk the Second, Overlord of the Avalon system, Exterminator of Greenman, and Supreme Commander of the Masked Jovian Wing Death Squads of the Legitimate Administration of the Avalonian System.Tonight you will finally gas an entire city of monarchist rebels who dared to dislike the fact that you exploded the old historical monuments in order to erase the black past of greenman domination of the planet, but are you going to do that fast enough to avoid having them escape with greenman clone pods?"
Man, take a break to recover from a bout of illness and everything goes crazy. Glad we took down Meridian though. Guy was an ass.
>>1933416>Both. This is the most difficult route, but it has the best end for Avalon and probably the most loot for Roarke. It also involves Caesar amassing a pretty substantial killcount and possibly fighting his dad's final form mech.This is perfectly fine.LOOT
>>1934137Hmmmm... Maybe we could have Sam play classical music to the ones she fight in Moonbash:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXFSK0ogeg4
>>1934137Makes me wonder what the belt pirates equivalent to keelhauling is, as well as what Phaetons method of execution for treason isdo we just toss fucks out the airlocks?
>>1934442... dude i was joking that you are a treasonous traitor to mankind and that you deserve a pirates punishment for those crimes
>>1934450in hindsight it better wording would have been "What we will do to anyone that so much as suggests we side with avalon" in quest
>>1934446Strapping them the the front of the ship in a unarmored space suit and flying through a micro meteor field
>>1934446Same as all pirates, marooning on an unoccupied asteroid.
>>1934468pic relatedbut that begs the question do we know what would happen if we tied someone to the front of the ship before going through a gate/going to lightspeed would the momentum kill them OR would they go braindead from trying to comprehend what they see?
>>1934450Sorry, I was distracted while hearing the song and didn't pay attention to the lyrics.>>1934460"Avalon" isn't exactly a unified entity, there is at least clearly two factions, and we seem to be in good word with the Duke and the Monarchists(who may be plotting to screw with the greenlady).I do not trust the Greenlady either, but that doesn't means that I trust the SSL either, to me they are going the CUSS way sooner or later, and it isn't like we're best buddies now just because we signed an agrement with them for the time being.
>>1934480They act like braindead for some days, then get up and start trying to convert people to praise "The ancient ones from the blackness between the stars.".
>>1934460Also... You do know that our last goal is probably to conquer the Earth, and that the Jovians will be on our way to do that, doesn't you?
>>1934482>using meme arrows to show the specific part of the post i am arguing with not to be a dick>""Avalon" isn't exactly a unified entity,"indeed however does roarke know that in character? Caesar knows, but does roarke?>"in good word with the Duke and the Monarchists" also true however i put forth the question of "who are we going to plunder if not those unlucky fucks" SSL is off limits until they do something retarded like break a treaty with us, and i doubt they would approve us raiding planets that they want to return to the fold.>it isn't like we're best buddies now just because we signed an agreement with them for the time being.dude... we literally JOINED them as a country thats not an agreement that is a bloody contract. don't need to be friends, the fact of the matter is the SSL is at war with ALL of avalon not just a single faction, and since we joined them that means so are we, for better or worse we are part of the same entity now
>>1934498inb4 the green men had control of Earth all along and zerg rush Mars to remove space kebab
>>1934498been advocating for a colony drop since thread two, also because i can't resist>implying the earthnoids have not been doing shady enough shit down there that Jove won't be chomping at the bit to storm down there with us and kick the hell out of them
>>1934482Honestly, part of me wonders if there is a third party in Avalon. Some things don't make sense, and I can see someone adding stuff to Naomi's programming to make her a puppet.
>>1934498Brazil just stop talking. We aren't invading earth, we aren't being friends with Avalon, and we aren't "just allies" with SSL. We are a MEMBER now.
>>1934546We may not be invading Earth, but I certainly want to see what goodies and horribly unethical shit they've got down there.Silly Thunder, we're totally invading Earth once they end up being super dicks and fucking with us
>>1934630Would not surprise me. Fairchild had strong earth ties by the sounds of it, and I got a feeling they have that cloning tech going on among other things....MP Fairchilds as the end game mooks?
>>1934650>implying that it is not worse than that>greenman cult survived on earth, all the earthnoids are greenmen and that is why they don't let the plebs in or anyone see them
>>1934674Aye, that is a possibility. Would make the war interesting since there would have been Greenmen fighting greenmen.
>>1934712>fight Avalon to stop greenmen from controlling us >we were already under their control
>>1934515>indeed however does roarke know that in character? Caesar knows, but does roarke?He does, the Duke left it implied on his letter, Lori talked at lenght about how the Duke and his friends were not blind followers of the Lady and joined mostly because of the tyranny of the elfs, while her mentor and other guys were one step from being cultists.There is also all that info about SirIdon'trememberhisname refusing to train Ford even if the Lady ordered him to, Belegor being there just because of "MUH GAINZ", Ex-Pally running away because she was just cooperating for the sake of her family and the Gentleman refusing to be a Paladin even if he was also ordered to.And if I'm not mistaken, ceasar told everything he knew to Roarke before going to Avalon, there is no reason to believe that he just told Roarke about the First Mate and shut his mouth for everything else when he had a direct call to Miles and managed to send tons of info.>also true however i put forth the question of "who are we going to plunder if not those unlucky fucks" SSL is off limits until they do something retarded like break a treaty with us, and i doubt they would approve us raiding planets that they want to return to the fold.Nah, we're still stealing from them until the Lady gets killed, it could happen of Duke Kirito betrayed her and trying to ally with us, but I doubt it, it more probable that he gets killed or locked away by trying so.>dude... we literally JOINED them as a country thats not an agreement that is a bloody contract. don't need to be friends, the fact of the matter is the SSL is at war with ALL of avalon not just a single faction, and since we joined them that means so are we, for better or worse we are part of the same entity nowYes, we are, for now, we could, and are probably going to betray them in the future after the war.>>1934528>>Jove betraying the earthnoids.I doubt so, Jove isn't directly controlled by Earth in the same sense Venus and Luna are, but their ties are so close that its very possible that Earth as some contigency plan on dealing with that possibility, either by government control, or by zerg rushing Jove before things get out of control.>>1934531I kind of expect something like this, but we have no info to have any solid theory about a third party.>>1934546>>1934630Hey, invading the earth was decided on thread 1 and Oda's drem is to retake the holy land of nippon and his rightful throne! What is going to be keeping us from zerg rushing the rest of league after the war? This thing may not keep up, that is also part of the reason Mars and Jove wanted a buffer state between them, the war between them is a real possibility from the moment Hakim dies.>>1934674That is one of my theories.>>1934730THE FINAL PLOT TWIST
>>1934730What if EVERYONE'S secretly a Greenman, but they're too cagey to tell anyone else?
>>1934832>Skunk awakens in the middle of the night screaming after this nightmare.
>>1934835>"Mm mmph mmrph mm mrnnmrf!">"No Skunk, you are the Greenmen.">And then Skunk was a shrubbery.
>>1934730>we were already under their controlSo the end game is resting control of the quest away from BR-chan
>>1934848Literally impossible task their anon.
>>1934850Nah, I figure we could appease him somehow. Just gotta gib monies.
>>1934852>Pay to make BR stop postingI'll get my checking account ready
>>1934852>appeasing>as in "appeasing the gods"Yes anon, be like the avalonians with the Lady and the Jovians with the Terrans, what could possibly go wrong?
>>1934857>>1934852You are doing it wrong. If you want to handle BR, make mechs and have him check them.
>>1934858A-are you suggesting we need to burn you and everything and everyone you have touched off the face of the earth?
>>1934869That'll just make him post more
>>1934858My son might end up in a relationship with your trap clone.
>>1934823>and are probably going to betray them in the future after the warbut why tho? i men that literally the most contemptible part of the SSL is the corps and dealing with them is as simple as banning them and any of their subsidiaries from our space. also i just want to point out the fact that since our territory is now defined and that once the war ends the SSL's troops will be unoccupied that betraying them would be be RETARDED in the extreme, they outnumber us in all regards. lets not even try to compare their industrial output to ours.. unless we start seizing the corps assets in the belt i doubt our entire output combined will even be a blip compared to theirs. goddamn man it would take DECADES of industrial development to even begin catching up to them
>>1934877Hey, Br. I have a Mega Heavy mech that has literally every single optional part and special system built into it, including combining and mated projectile weapons. Can you check the math for me?
>>1934883He doesn't care or understand anon, we've been over this.
>>1934877By the way, using all this experience with mechs to try my hand running a campaign. Going to be fun to see how it crashes and burns And how many game mechs I can squeeze in as quest mechsAlso, as a pleasant aside, with Merrow doubling the price and then some, we have gotten about 4-5 Fatima bounties worth of loot from this. That is a stupid amount of money.
>>1934896How super is your quest going to be?
>>1934872when do we start?
>>1934883Assuming the SSL is still up after Hakim is dead, countless other planets joined as "junior members" but doesn't need the protection anymore, countless of SSL ships have sink and mecha were lost in the war effort, and we had time to steal countless people and armies along the way.We'll not be at such disadvantage forever, now we are, but things are only going up for us from here on.
>>1934917YOU CAN'T STEAL SOLDIERS YOU IDIOT
>>1934909Do we have a colony we can drop on south America?
>>1934878....Well...Taking what've seen in this quest... Thats serious concern...>>1934921YOU CAN RECRUIT PEOPLE AND STEAL MECHA ALONG THE WAY.
>>1934921That's exactly what we did to Moe though.
>>1934905Low end to start. The PCs will be piloting 20 year old machines when they start(and not Thoroughbred MP tier), but as they start to catch up and test out experimental stuff, the mechs will grow in power.
>>1934925We kinda also did it with Magnarus...
>>1934896I've also had an idea to run a Mecha-ish quest at some point if I can ever properly work out the system and find the time to run it.The setting would have a similar light-hearted feel to it similar to Gundam Build Fighters. Only instead of being about Gunpla, it's about Mecha Cosplay
>>1934925>One person who watched us brutalize his squad and wanted >>1934957>All women we dicked>>1934924We had an entire discussion why letting anyone join was a stupid fucking idea.
>>1934975But it's entirely possible to steal solders. Moe wasn't the only Martian who joined.
>>1934975>>1934979>>1934957I mean, really, what's being shown here is that more problems should be solved with dick
>>1934979Fine let me rephrase it, recruiting soldiers from civilizations your at war with when your entire population is in the tens of thousands is retarded.
>>1934985Make love not war.
>>1934988That's much better. In all honesty, I had no idea what this conversation was about and just wanted to post Makoto calling you a faggot.
>>1934989I'd rather make war, honestly. Resist the dick bro.
>>1934997Loses its fun when you do it every thread,spread it out.
>>1934962Mm. This is a bit of a darker take with some humor to it. The idea for the setting's current situation was one where the populace really didn't take too well to the whole 'have kids pilot prototype weapons and fight a war' thing and have it be 20 years after.
>>1935004 I made that one back in August and haven't used it since then.
>>1934979just wanting to point out >trusting soldiers that have already shown a propensity for desertingis fucking INSANE
>>1935031How many assassinations and impersonation of crew members are we at now?
>>1935031So recruiting defectors that we haven't fucked and married is a no-go? I can agree with that.
>>1935036five i think and that is just ones that have reached us directly no fucking telling how many infiltrators there actually are. i mean twenty or so years down the line when when can recruit solely fro m those born in the belt will change things
>>1935039do you honestly believe clem, and sam would stay with us/loyal if we declared war on the SSL.. also the fact that sam is STILL feeding the SSL Information? which in of itself is a massive security leak
>>1935046Think it was 3 and Meridian is really a piece of work. Taking him out will likely make things easier for us on that from, since he was likely their best when it came to deep cover.
>>1935061Little do you know their best member at deep infiltration is actually their leader Dave from engineering
>>1935061forgetting the fucker that tried to poison our cotton candy. AND STRAYA CUNT's sheila
>>1935061Their best member at deep cover is the one we haven't found yet anon.
>>1935054Then don't declare war on the SSL you silly goose.
>>1935073Cotton candy dude was a blackmailed civvie and I don't think sheila was really 'under cover'. We knew she was there, there were suspicions, we just didn't know what she would do. Buffing up security and intel would likely be a wise idea. We do have a ton of money now.
>>1935075>MFW It turns out karen has been a deepcover greenman operative this whole time
>>1935085the post i responded to was "How many assassination attempts and crew member impersonations" as you should notice since clearly you are capable of reading is that BOTH of those events fall under one or more of those categories
>>1935094>MFW the Avalonians think the Lady is dying because she replaced herself with a fake and is actually Fatima.
>>1935103>implying you can fool Hakim for even a second
>>1935119>Implying Hakim's not a Greenman plant (hehe) that's working to destabilize Mars.
>>1935132Now you've gone too far. This shitposting has to end. I take no pleasure from what's about to happen, anon. I'm sorry it had to come to this.>REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>>1935094>Thunder feels vindicated
>>1935142Everyone is a Greenman. No one is a Greenman. Look into your heart, anon, you know it to be true.
>>1934975Wasn't it more about mass recruiting people? Does it really matters? We already get assasination attempts and the like from within the belt, its probably going to continue no matter who we recruit from. The belt is already a melting pot of sorts, there is far more incentive for some Fairchild supporters or the like of them to infiltrate people on us from here than to some Dawrkim rebel to betray us.I agree that we shouldn't mass recruit everyone from everywhere, but I think that we should treat it more in a case-to-case basis, exceptions could exist.
>>1935155My heart has only room for humanity not your filthy greenman lies.
>>1935157>We already get assassination attempts and the like from within the belt so why should we care about preventing more?Read that sentence and spend time thinking about it.
>>1935161>My heart has only room for humanityThat sounds painful and/or potentially deadly. With a side of gay.
>>1935166It's not gay if it's for the good of mankind. Only a filthy greenman lover wouldn't understand that.
>>1935157if we recruit only from the belt and later only from those born in the belt, then we will almost certainly slow if not halt the flow of infiltrators, also the fact that these infiltrators reached the head of state? that itself is one of the greatest problems, should be much easier to stamp that shit out.
>>1935166side of Gaia you mean
>>1935170>It's not gay if it's for the good of mankind.You win... this time.I can't believe I've been out shitposted.
>>1935162>>1935172Everyone of our infiltrators were from the SS, even the Avalonian Lady was working for someone from around here.Lets face it, we actually have much more enemies trying to sabotage us here than in any other place, anyone could be a spy here, what isn't the same reality in another places, underground people from the middle of nowhere in Dwarkim that are already full of joy for not having to eat rocks are far less likely to be terrorists from the get go, sure, they could be bought later on, but belt denizens also can.Background matter more than locality when you're a nation with almost no real sense of indentity.
>>1935183I'm just as surprised myself.
>>1935187You're entire argument is people are already trying to kill us so its pointless to take precautions.
>>1935196No, my argument is that everyone that already tried that was from the belt, recruiting people with less dangerous backgrounds would be better even if they are from outer systems.Your argument is that we should continue recruinting only from here and have a assassination attempt for every enemy faction we have here each month.
>>1935206Get your own argument Brazil
>>1935192I just couldn't think of how to one-up that first sentence. It was perfect.
Oh, I almost forgot it.ELO ANON, ARE YOU THERE!?Do you remember that short shenanigan in the begining of the tourney about your mech being a few CP off? I found a viable solution that just changes one thing... But I need to hear your opinion about it.I guess we should solve it before starting to MP it.
>>1935259I'm never far away BR-Chan
>>1935268Okay, what is your opinion about this?「Saturn Wraith MKII 」– (FIXED) Striker Torso C/S/K 6 3 TonsLightweight Head C/S/K 2 1 TonStriker L.Arm C/S/K 4 1.5 TonLeft Custom Hand: CP 0.75, 1 Space 1K, .5tonsStriker R.Arm C/S/K 4 1.5 TonRight Custom Hand: CP 0.75, 1 Space 1K, .5tonsLightweight L.Leg C/S/K 3 1 TonLightweight R.Leg C/S/K 3 1 TonLightweight R.Wing C/S/K 2 1 TonLightweight L.Wing C/S/K 2 1 Ton Frame Weight: 11 Tons CP: 28Armor: Lightweight (2CP, 2SP 1Tons) All locations Weight:8 Tons CP:16Main Sensors Striker (Head): CP:2 Space:1 Kills:1 Tons:0.5 4km Sensor Range 800km communicationsOptions: Torso Canopy Cockpit with Environment Pod (2 CP, 2 Spaces)Liftwire CP:.3 Stereo CP:.1 Anti-Theft Lock CP:.2 Hand Held Beam Gun MKIII: K:7 Range:550 (irrelevant due to Long Range/Max Range: 5.4KM due to limited sensor range) WA:-1 Weight:3.5 Tons Space:14 (8 after Space efficiency 6) CP:16.965 Choose One:-Advanced Sensor Package (Torso): CP:10 Spaces 2-Hand Held Vibro Blade: K:4 Quick, AP, Weight: 2 Tons Space:8 (4 After Space Efficiency 4) CP:10 Total Weight:24 or 26 TonsThrusters & Speed:MA12+2 for wings x0.45 CP:12 Thrusters: 2 per wing, 3 per leg and 1 per arm.Pre Stealth & Cloak CP: 87.065Active Cloak + Stealth + Pulse Refract X0.6 CP:51.819Total CP: 139.304It keeps the MA in any loadout, keeps the size of the torso... But at the cost of the protection of the cockpit.But to be fair, we already treat hits to the cockpit as lethal, so it probably doesn't change much.
>>1935206First one was actually from jove.. sheila is from avalon, Also it would be much harder for an outsider to influence a born citizen of the belt to try to assassinate us. and i genuinely hope i don't have to explain why.>every enemy faction we have here each month.bruh.. the only enemy faction left is avalon. Earthnoids are a complete unknown. and yes recruiting from those born in the belt will be a LONGTERM and i do mean LONGFUCKINGTERM investment but it will ensure security. do you think the US military allows legal immigrants into its command structure? the answer is FUCK NO and when you consider the methods of infiltration that avalon might have available then you should fucking understand, more than that your entire previous argument for being able to wage war on the SSL hinges on "LOL steal their mechs and their soldiers too because we are the protagonist and thus the good goy" also>"anyone could be a spy here, what isn't the same reality in another places" you precious motherfucker HERE WE KNOW ALL THE FACTIONS AT PLAY anyone could be a spy anywhere and guess what AN ACTIVE GODDAMN WARZONE will be fucking SWARMING with them.
>>1935273Pretty sure Wong no taking safety measures away from the cockpitWong strategy of dropping the wing armor down a category from lightweight to ultralight seemed to work just fine, they already for all reasonable weapons take one shot to trash
>>1935279Lordy my grammer seems to have taken a direct hit herePretty sure Wong said no removing safety measures from the cockpits*Wong's strategy of*
i freely admit that this is probably what i look like right now
>>1935279Unless that doesn't actually fix my botched math
>>1935276>First one was actually from jove.. sheila is from avalon,First Guy- Worked for King in YellowCotton Candy- FairchildAvalonian Lady-FairchildAnd then Pale slayer happened, who also worked to King in Yellow.>Also it would be much harder for an outsider to influence a born citizen of the belt to try to assassinate us. and i genuinely hope i don't have to explain why."Beltians" isn't much of a nationality, we're unifying the belt and making cool speechs in order to stablish a culture... But it doesn't work that way, people see themselfs as "from colony x" or "colony y" or even as Jovian or Martians from coming from their colonies, it will take many years before we get a real sense of nationalism spreading out of the people who aren't already involved with us from a long time.Also, every evidence we have proves the contrary, all but one(maybe two, where is Pale Slayer from?) of the assasins where from the SSL. People can just be bought doesn't matter where they came from.>bruh.. the only enemy faction left is avalon.What is the 5MB then? What about Fairchild's boss that we don't even know who they are? What about the terrans that were involved in manipulating the SSL?>USthe US have real and well defined nation with a long history and widespread acceptancy of their legacy through a large part of the population.We're literally an army of pirates, with one colony and a large military base/factory that conquered either by force or by donation of territories more colonies... People aren't going to see themselfs as Phaetonians from the get go, they would probably just loyalty to us little higher than the one you have to your landlord.>good goyNah, I don't think of Roarke as "Good", I actually agree with Thunder that Roarke only cares about the people and things he cares about, he isn't an idealist and isn't exactly a "hero" in the most black and white sense, but he is a really carismatic leader and piracy happens to be very tempting to great number of people.>when you consider the methods of infiltration that avalon might have availableThey doesn't have spores, what other method are you taking about? In this sense people of the SSL actively hate the greenman and are more resistant to conversion, but this would probably the same for Dawrkians and other people who suffered serious loses in the war.>HERE WE KNOW ALL THE FACTIONS AT PLAYNo, we don't, we just know most of the worth knowing, we have no idea what the terrans are up to, and we still doesn't know who was backing Fairchild in the jovian hierarchy.>anyone could be a spy anywhere and guess what AN ACTIVE GODDAMN WARZONE will be fucking SWARMING with them.You have a point there, but it isn't going to be always true, Monbash mostly isn't a warzone for example, and even avalon won't have spies in every desert raiders or undeground group on Dwarkin, and even the ones they have will probably be very spread out.
>>1935290Calm down anon, its just a game, and I hold only one vote, there is no need to be this angry '-'
>>1935285I will check it, wait a minute.
>>1935298「Saturn Wraith MKII 」– (FIXED) Striker Torso C/S/K 6 3 TonsLightweight Head C/S/K 2 1 TonStriker L.Arm C/S/K 4 1.5 TonLeft Custom Hand: CP 0.75, 1 Space 1K, .5tonsStriker R.Arm C/S/K 4 1.5 TonRight Custom Hand: CP 0.75, 1 Space 1K, .5tonsLightweight L.Leg C/S/K 3 1 TonLightweight R.Leg C/S/K 3 1 TonLightweight R.Wing C/S/K 2 1 TonLightweight L.Wing C/S/K 2 1 Ton Frame Weight: 11 Tons CP: 28Armor: Lightweight (2CP, 2SP 1Tons) All locations, except wings that are Superlight Weight:7 Tons CP:14Main Sensors Striker (Head): CP:2 Space:1 Kills:1 Tons:0.5 4km Sensor Range 800km communicationsBackup Sensors (Torso): 2 CP, 2 Spaces, 2 Kills, 1 tonOptions: Torso Cockpit with Environment Pod (2 CP, 2 Spaces)Liftwire CP:.3 Stereo CP:.1 Anti-Theft Lock CP:.2 Hand Held Beam Gun MKIII: K:7 Range:550 (irrelevant due to Long Range/Max Range: 5.4KM due to limited sensor range) WA:-1 Weight:3.5 Tons Space:14 (8 after Space efficiency 6) CP:16.965Choose One:-Advanced Sensor Package (Torso): CP:10 Spaces 2-Hand Held Vibro Blade: K:4 Quick, AP, Weight: 2 Tons Space:8 (4 After Space Efficiency 4) CP:10 Total Weight:24 or 26 TonsThrusters & Speed:MA12+2 for wings x0.45 CP:12 Thrusters: 2 per wing, 3 per leg and 1 per arm.Pre Stealth & Cloak CP: 87.065Active Cloak + Stealth + Pulse Refract X0.6 CP:51.819Total CP: 139.304Better?>>1935276Also, about the waging war on the SSL thing, I plan on doing it waaaaay in the future, Avalon as we know it will be gone at this point, but I would personally try to get what we can from there and save whatever doesn't die with the Lady.(Save in the sense of not nuking them).
>>1935285>>1935317You know, this thing is so scary that it can just snipe Pumpkinseeds, Bluegills and Knights from out of their ranges while they can do nothing about it.And the cloak doesn't even let them see it coming, when it starts shooting its already too late.
>>1935317Looks good to me BR-Chan>>1935320A snipee you see coming is a dead sniper
>>1935327>snipeeYup definitely time for bed
>>1935327>>1935335Good Dreams ELO!
>>1935304>"Beltians" isn't much of a nationality,indeed however it was much faster to type than Phaeton >it will take many years before we get a real sense of nationalism on this we are agreed, what i have been trying to sell to you is it is going to be much easier to get the backround information much less the loyalty of someone who has lived in the belt for so many years than someone from somewhere we have no presence the other thing is we need to get started on nationalism quick.>What is the 5MB then? What about Fairchild's boss that we don't even know who they are? What about the terrans that were involved in manipulating the SSL?4MB are a minor nuisance at best, fairchild nominally answered to the planetary chairman, but at the same time she "Said" she was acting out of fear of the terrans but for all we know she was just trying to avoid an execution. the Terrans themselves? we have way too little information and limiting recruitment or even conscription should it come to it to the belts younger population should weed out a large margin og potential infiltrators from them >We're literally an army of pirates, with one colonyactually we now own all of the colonies the martians built and while i agree with you in that i doubt they will truly see themselves as part of the country, as you have said Roarke is very charismatic, and i bet you within a few years we could have our populace Loyal to the state with a fervor exceeding the SS (Nazis not the solar system) also the smuglord in me feels the need to point out >widespread acceptancy of their legacy through a large part of the population.liberals disagree with thisi do admit the good goy thing was annoyance seeping through>what other method are you taking aboutthe lady has the capability to create immortal genetically perfect warriors as well as correct defects like the lack of functioning legs, i bet she could also do things like change someones face eye-colour skin-colour gender possibly even body silhouette. which is fucking TERRIFYING in terms of espionage potential .>No, we don't, we just know most of them worth knowing>most of them worth knowingis the same as knowing the ones worth knowing and as far as we know the terrans have yet to move>we still doesn't know who was backing Fairchild in the jovian hierarchy.We have a single senator so far, and i have to say anyone that would try to continue anything she was involved in? they would have to be suicidal even black projects leave paper trails.
Would you guys be interested in a Roc Commander 6CP more expensive than the usual Rocs?We could have each Roc squad led by one of them, but mostly they would just have better weapons.
>>1932927It's gonna be at least a year. Maybe more. Just gotta be hopeful.
>>1935353>on this we are agreed, what i have been trying to sell to you is it is going to be much easier to get the backround information much less the loyalty of someone who has lived in the belt for so many years than someone from somewhere we have no presence.I agree with you in this, but recruiting people in the belt doesn't solve the problem, because when you take nationalism as a factor, two main factors remain: Screening and Loyality.In the belt we have a better time checking the background of the people around, but it isn't a perfect process and there is only so much we can check, out there things are can be way more difficult, because apart of any pre-existent factions we may have no much resources to check the background of individuals.Meanwhile, people can always be bribed ou threatened to change sides, which seems more possible of happening with our SS brethren than with outer system opulations that may have not much of a better option to begin with and would be more difficult of risking their positions with us for some risky and unrealiable gains.To deal with this, I'm not saying that we should set up shop and start checking the backgrounds and giving training to everyone who knocks on the door, but we could take people from already established warrior factions, or of local allied forces, that also makes infiltrating us a unreliable plan, as any spy would have to already be in position, instead of just entering by the front door.>4MB and Terrans.4MB are a real threat for now, and we can just assume that there won't be other guys from their kinds stirring things up after they are gone, Fairchild's mentor is still there lurking somewhere and even the Chairman is certain of it, and the Terrans? They now have personal motivation to screw with us, as we have two people under our roof who "Know too much."Recruiting from the belt isn't so safe and won't be for medium to long term.>LiberalsMost of them seem to at least care about the fact that they are americans, even if its only to rage about it. Its common tatics from the local druglords here to have their young recruits join the army to get military training and go right back to fighting the police, it is just natural to them, they already recognize the government as something "other" to them, so why care?Why do you think we have the biggest number of ancaps here? Liberals still want this huge structure to do things for them, ancaps on the other hand mostly see the entire structure as a foreign power ruling by facade of choice and the threat of force.For all we know, to the more recent colonies under our power we could just be as that to them, a random pirate crew that managed to become Jovians/Mars lapdogs and took over their territory, and while Roarke is a carismatic here and makes speechs about the beltian sense of indentity, we're no saints and they don't really have a choice of not joining us.
>>1935353>Lady's PowersIf that is true they could get us from anywhere though, she has means to send a transport here full of clones to substitute people and use their backgrounds as an entry point.But it seems that only Paladins and some nobles are allowed to see her in person, though... Or she would have armies of super soldiers at this point.>EnemiesI already touched upon that, but the point is that things are not over it, and we got 2 or maybe 3 groups with not very helpful interests on the belt to take in consideration, and while one or two may not want to go full fairchild with us, they may still want to cause us quite the damage in order to get what they want.And it seems that the senator isn't exactly the one passing orders to her, as things were described she used her own influence to buy that guy, maybe Bahamut corp is the one playing with her? I think they may be a big part of the scheme too, but it seems that there is still one power that we don't know about who is moving things in the shadow.
I know that there is discussion about recruiting and everything going on, but let me focus to a more imediate matter for us while that goes on.TO ALL KESTRELS:So... Wong said for us to discuss the matter of the ship distribution, here is some things to consider:What we know about the worlds we will be sent to:>Monbash is a gas giant so big that it borders on becoming a star. Its atmospheric gasses have unusual properties and ultra-rare elements that are used in the production of gates, making it a valuable prize for whichever side controls it. Its people live in space colonies interspersed among Monbash's rings, and the combination of wealth and few military threats until recently have made them a rich and decadent culture fond of labyrinthine politics. Although they are ostensibly a democratic society, the assassination of their last Chancellor has led to a civil war between his second-in-command and his chief rival. Our greatest use for you there, Pirate King, would be anti-ship operations, assassinations, and direct confrontation with Avalonian forces.Dwakim:>And then, Dwakim. Dwakim is a different animal altogether. During the age of the Confederation of Independent Star Systems, Dwakim was a major trading hub and a jewel amongst the stars. Huge swathes of the planet were nothing but cities, megatropolises that stretched taller than the mountains and deep into the earth, cities that now lie mostly abandoned amidst the deserts that were once verdant grasslands, dense jungles, and pine-scented taiga.Unlike Monbash, the forces of Dwakim are replete with mecha, made in their own factories, preserved from the War, or bought from Avalon. Their Supreme Leader sides with Avalon, but rebels on Dwakim have called out to the SSL for aid, remembering the devastation the Green Men inflicted on their planet and refusing to live under their yoke. The fighting will be fierce there, and I see no way to end it with few casualties, as the major metropoli have powerful anti-starship batteries set up for their defense.Also, before anything I would like to ask you two questions:>Are we going to send 2 ships to each place, or are going to send someone alone to one of them in order to keep most of our troops here?>Are we keeping the Rhinehawk in the belt?Now:>MonbashBefore I got here you guys were already pushing for Harmonium, I see why, of our four Medium Weight it is the only gunship(that is, with 200K cannons) and from our captains Becingham is probably the second with most social skills, and even if Rosita's is an star and everything else, she isn't a politician, and Beckingham seems to have had a good amount of experience with backstabing and shadowdealings if I'm getting his backstory right.If we are discussing sending other people here, the Cleander or the Goshawk could be a good option for support ships for missiles and troops, or an Avalonian to be used as for heavy hitting and taking the enemy.
>>1935555Sending other ships to Monbash INSTEAD of the Harmonium could have problems(I will skip Yamato as it seems already locked for Dwakim):The Cleander is our newest crew, and while they are probably efficient as they can be in obeying orders, they weren't a pirate crew to begin with and we know little to nothing about them and their Captain, who seems to be an ace specialized in gunnery. As far as we know he could be just biding his time while waiting for a opening to betray us too, and even if that is not the case we don't know his strenghts or weaknesses. Also, assuming that we're going to distribute our Rocs and new mecha mostly evenly through or ship, but that the more importants captains will keep their most important stuff, they really doesn't have much more in terms of machines than a few Pumpkinseeds, any other officer mechs they have will come from our new numbers, and they also don't have any spare aces beyond their captain... They will probably be the weak-link of our fleet for the time being if we don't give special attention to their mecha crew, what probably isn't going to happen as the other guys need mecha juist as much as them.>Browning and Captain FlintIf the Stone Soldiers get upgrades to squads of Tourney mechs, they will be the most lethal of our forces, and probably able to solo an entire Avalonian ship contingent if those guys doesn't have a Paladin.As for the rest, though, Flint isn't that usefull out of his mech for the space nobles shenanigans that may unfold(to be fair, we don't have much people with that many experience in politics here) and his ship is one of the Two Pangassius class we have, that means, if they attack an Avaloanian ship they have to take control of it, because chances are that their ship will be just molten metal floating in the space the moment they start to face of the Knights(Their ships can go down in 3 hits from an Avalonian.).>Heart of Sunshine maybe with Rosita.Its the other Pangassius class, and it doesn't have anything better than Harpies(Now they will be Rocs and Shinobi Harpies at least) that isn't Katherine or Rosita. It is probably the worst ship to be sent anywhere. Rosita could be usefull, more than Beckingham and almost as Sammy, and that not assuming the possibility of the decadent nobles really liking an pirate idol, but she could probably be of more use for now by being in Auditorium.>Goshawk And Moemoe-kyun.Our boy mohamed can kick ass, and his ship can go full Yamato-damashi and missile spam people to EXPLOSION. he will also probably have at least two Tourneygoers as his bosun and First mate, he would be a good option, even if he isn't as well armed in mecha than Beckingham and doesn't really have the experience in politics and intrigue to really help with the mission out of his mech.>AvalonianThe second most powerfull ships we have after the Rhinehawk, 1400K of structure and beam cannons of 400k.
>>1935555>>1935575>Avalonian(cont).If psyche-16 was any indication, Lori ship should have at least 40 mechs, while Tabitha's ship have 22 update mechs that originally would be Bushi but Wong didn't really confirmed that yet. those could be spread around and I expect the Bushi at least to be, but who else would even make use of the Knights if not the Avalonian crew themselfs?They could be gamechanger in whatever place they are, but may not have much of a leadership depending on the situation, and while Knights at least aren't worse than other Knights... They aren't much better either until they get updated.Next post Dwakim.
>>1935555>>1935575>>1935579>Dwakim.So, here we seem to have a consensus of sending the Yamato, and there was a talk in the last thread of using Magnarus piloting Rin's ship to get their guard down.From everything else we havem taking in consideration that this is going to be a combat heavy zone, the Red Avalonian is the better thing we could use, with the Harmonium being next, with Goshawk and the Bowning disputing a third place.There is two main strategies we could pull out with Red's ship that come to my mind right now:>1Have Magnarus to play Captain, but just bring everyone form Lori's crew and troops to the ship, with maybe even Lori herself to coach him along the procedures.>2Just have a kestrel crew piloting it, with assorted mecha, the Magnarus part works just as above.We could also just throw away that plan and just bring the Stone Soldiers for here for mecha reinforcements, or even give this as their new ship and just bring Magnarus with them, what could be cool too.
>>1935610Now for the waifus>SamProbably the only one trained to deal with Monbash.Red, Fatima and even Lori could have some grasp on the situation, but everyone of them will be out of their element there. Is there any reason to not send her to lead the mission?>FatimaSomeone once told me that he Tarrasque could be more efficiency on the ground... I still didn't get why. It can be OP in space too, and she is our head waifu and probably the best at administrating stuff, bringing her out of the belt when she is the second most informed people about most of or day to day things after Miles seems to be a bad idea.>RedHer ship is the most vulnerable and less equiped with mecha, and she is still the governor of her only space colony. We could just have her tag along to someplace and leave Katherine to deal with the colony, though.>ClemmyShe could be usefull anywhere, ANYWHERE.Shouldn't send her alone to Dwakim though, she would bully Oda and go full muderboner on the nearest target.>LoriKeeping her in the belt would give her time to do her best in governing around in her style, as Wong put it, she is the type of people to know the whole backstory of each of her vassals, and has a greate deal of experience in being a state leader. However, she is still a Paladin and was one of the most difficult fights we ever got into, sending her to Dawkim could give us an edge, but it could also have "CONSEQUENCES" that Wong didn't specified... I think that with that many other aces around she wouldn't hesitate in fight her brethren after the last events, but there may be further repercussion of her actions for when we finnaly get to Avalon or need to make use of her contacts, so keeping her in the belt could be more safe.>KarenKK will be lonely without his mommy around, so I doubt that anyone here is going to suggest anything that would keep her away from the Rhinehawk.
Now... Tourney aces...Akai and James are going to Dwakim due to being locked to the Yamato.Skunk is going to follow Roarke around.Victor will... Follow Lori around? I think?Inari will be in either the Goshawk or the Rhinehark it seems, we should still vote on that.Alexander Grant and his Libra joined the Stone Soldiers if I'm not mistaken.Katherine is Red's First mate.Maxwell, Mako and Wyatt are probably being one happy family in Psyche-16.That leave us... Gareth, Walter, Bodvar, Mai and Magnarus to order around.
My suggestion:>MonbashHarmoniumWith: Sam and Gareth(He is the only one able of following her around in the same level of stealth).>DwakimYamatoOne AvalonianWith: Magnarus and Clemmy or Lori(Bring Victor if Lori also comes... or maybe she will be okay with sending him to follow his love... Ah, leave it up with her!)Bring a transport with every mission fleet.Assign Bodvar and Mai to Rhinehawk for extra power, have Walter help the Cleander(he may protest it and we may have to re-assign him... but where are we going to send him to? Maybe Monbash?)I also would try to take some of Siren's best personnel to the Harmonium in order of increasing their crew level to A-Crew at the cost of having the Heart of Sunshine go to C-Crew while they are away, if you guys agree and Wong is cool with it.
>>1935575In terms of Monbash, I would say either an Avalonian ship or the Goshawk alongside the Harmonium. Moe is one of our more skilled aces, with some good stealth himself. Combine him with Clemmy, Sam, and Beckingham(plus the Aussie and his beau), and we have a pretty good stealth team. Any other stealth or political aces would likely work here, but we do not want to spread them too far in the field.The Rhinehawk stays home. No questions. It's one of our faster, sturdier ships and will do well putting out fires the 4MB can start.I stick by Dwarf being Yamato and Avalonian. It's a good mix of power there. We need that.
>>1935722Could work, I'm interested to see if people will prefer keeping 6 or 5 ships here though.Also, the Mustang have Stealth systems, Beckingham's Mech is a just a roc custom(but will probably get updated) and Clemmy and Moe doesn't have stealth systems themselfs.But yeah, they could be a really good combat squad for key assasinations.I also wanted to make the master harpy we have into an Longshadow variant, so we can have a sniper at hand.But maybe she could see better use on Dwakim if we are already sending Gareth to Monbash.
>>1935744It's not just stealth and assassination, it's also information gathering. Monbash's issue in terms of getting loot is that we can only get it from those with Avalonian connections. Sam is our Ace there, and Beckingham seems to have some good social skills.They don't necessarily need to fight, just open up the doors and find the good stuff. Maybe have some stealth units with Pods filled with storage units to quietly steal the loot and run as well.
>>1935773Well planned anon, that is true indeed.I wish we could use Marciana here, but I don't know if she joined following Fatima's example.We could make comando Shinobi Harpies with a Striker Armor Superlight Pod with 2 extra Storage units, depending on how okay wong is with these last minute modifications.I really liked that idea by the way.
>>1935800I would honestly say keep the pod 1 category above the torso. The pod doesn't need to be heavily armored since a situation where you are being fired at is already a FUBAR'd mission. Maybe alpha armor to protect it against infantry, but the storage should be biggish so we do not need as many devoted to looting and have more available for fighting/recon.
>>1935832I'm trying to keep the commando versions under 10CP of difference from the usual units, to not make them much expesive than the other ones, But Shinobi harpies have a 1.6x multiplier...So we would have only 6CP to actually spend, whic means that the best we could do is a Superlight Armor(1CP), with a Lightweight Pod(4Spaces/2CP) with 3 Torso Storage units within.