Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=stranded+mech+questInformation pastebin: https://pastebin.com/vSXCNHAQYou are Crew Boss Levi, a mechanic in charge of repairs to Alex's mech. After finally reuniting with Alex, you see he is, in fact, still an idiot. You and your mech ended up somewhere other than outside the backwater base on a polluted world you called home.(You are also Captain Alex, Proxima Aquarii Federation, 4th Fringe Machine Infantry. When heading to a routine exercise, you were pulled to this world.)Now you're stuck in a world that's verdant, green, and full of life, where people use 'magic' and gods rule. Naturally, you should be cautious.You are a mechanic, a skilled civilian who is capable of repairing and piloting mechs to even creating weapons. You pilot the Hummingbird, a swift VTOL with a mech form based around sniping other mechs.You have recently been summoned by your idiotic ace pilot, who has managed to make themselves into a hivemind... With one part that is a small girl. You have recently recovered and secured the colony of Port Haller. You are now wandering the forest at Alex's instructions looking for elves... so you can take your outfit off without getting affected by unknown pathogens.>continuing
Rolled 49 + 60 (1d100 + 60)>>2287672Your aircraft slowly moves through the wide trees, scanning for active mechs, survivors, anything. Alex directs you towards their city...You can't help but think of Seirye, what would she think of this devastation.>roll a d100 to find survivors.
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>2287675
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>2287675is it even still a roll when it's impossible to beat it even with a nat 100?
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>2287675
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>2287675
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>2287675
>>2287677>>2287678>>2287680>>2287685>>2287693Your scanners fail to find any survivors... Also you can't get schematics from scans of wrecks... You slowly float forward... until you find... walkways in the treetops. You move up and find a city... with minimal life. There are people, but they seem to be hiding from your VTOL. You are debating on what to do when a warning picks up. A skittering mech like a great spider crawls from one of the spires, and array of crude missile weapons aiming at your mech."What sort of intruder are you?"Your readings show a large composition of this mech is wood. Your weapons would shatter it.>What do you do?
>>2287711> Hail the mecha with your speakers
>>2287711>>2287715this but along with that tell them we are the same people who came in weeks ago.
>>2287731>>2287711Definitely do not tell them we are affiliated with anyone but the Federation. We don't know who they are yet.
>>2287736>We don't know who they are yet.their fucking mech is made out of wood, i would say its a pretty safe bet that they are the one elven mech that was not destroyed, its good to be careful but like christ, it is fucking made out of WOOD and its weapons are crude missiles. and whats the likelihood that anyone out here would know what the fucking federation is. i have doubts that mera knows anything about the federation, as well, i highly doubt we will be in any danger whatsoever if we say that we are federation, even so, why would we? Its a safe bet that they are elves, lets just simply say, 'yeah were the same guys who came in here like 10 threads ago" and leave it at that.
>>2287806Why don't we wait and see though? Why guess when we don't have to.
>>2287711Tell them we're with that doofus who had the good weed a little while ago.
>>2287715> Hail the mecha with your speakers
>>2287715>>2287718>>2287732>>2287731>>2288003>>2289199"Yeah, I'm Levi, a mechanic. And this is my flying machine, full of missiles and fire. I'm not here to hurt anyone, but if you try firing those things you have there at me, I'm not going to hesitate in ripping apart your wooden spider there." You say through your speakers, "I was looking for Acarit's shrine, but it seems to be broken. What happened?"The spider mech keeps its aim steady, "Royal knights found the shrine, They came in force when we tried to defend it, Locksley and Wilfred destroying much of our forces...""So you are in trouble then?""No, the city will remain hidden. How you got here is a concern though. How did you do it?""...Know anyone called Alex?" You try."Holder of the goddess's stash?" The spider asks....The what now? You look at Alex, who... turns their gaze away from you."The goddess's stash?""I got lucky, okay? Acarit gave me a gift." Alex mutters."...a gift of...?""...weed.""You are saying... you have a stash of divine... weed. Alex, seriously, why. Why do you always go for the stupidest shit?" You groan, looking to the mech, "Yeah, that Alex. I came by because of him.""...If you land and show yourselves, we might believe you." The guardian replies.>what do you do?
>>2289377We're not here to consider what they believe and don't believe. Offer them help and if that's not good enough for them then we go our way.
>>2289377land, promptly explain why we are a loli, but we still are alex.
>>2289381I'm willing to changing to opening the cockpit and letting loli alex tell her story.
>>2289377Who are these Locksley and Wilfred guys?
>>2289410> They don't know about Loli AlexSo maybe not. Also we should keep that a secret, could still be useful later on and I doubt the Elves don't have any traitors.
>>2289421they're the pilots that fucked up the shrine.
>>2289377>>2289381>>2289406>>2289410Lets NOT reveal the Alex=Loli relation.Serious, this is a high-tier bad idea, it will blow away our cover if this info spreads, and I advice you to change your votes.>Tell them that if the looks of this machine, the fact that we know about Alex and we NOT SHOOTING THEM EVEN IF WE HAVE FAR SUPERIOR FIREPOWER isn't enough proof we don't have any reason to belive that they are going to belive us anyway.>Say that we offer help to rebuild the shrine, and want help to find the closest acarit shrine, ask them if we need to bring Alex here for they to believe in us.
>>2289377Comply, but do not reveal Alex-loli's identity.
>>2289466This raises a good point and gains my support.
>>2289421They are two meran knights introduced within the first few threads. Locksley has a ballista, I do not remember what wilfred has, I suggest reading the archives if you haven't already, good reads.
>>2289466very good point. I will support this, if this doesn't get support we are going to get bitten in the ass later on.
>>2289481I've been here from the start, but Levi hasn't.
>>2289466>>2289476>>2289477>>2289483"Buddy, if the fact I know who alex is, the fact that I am hovering here and have you outgunned to rights doesn't make you believe me, then what good will landing do? But here." You pop open the cockpit glass."...is that a child in there with you?""Yes. This child is mine. Is that alright with you? I need permission to bring a kid with me?" You ask."No, it's just... most people don't bring-""Most people don't have a VTOL with infinite missiles either, but guess what, here we are." You shrug, clsing the cockpit, "Now, about that shrine, I'd love to give you guys some help in rebuilding it, but if that's not an option, where is the nearest one?"The mech's pilot pauses, "...well, we are currently locating a grove that would suit the shrine. You'll just have to wait... It's not something outsiders should know."For crying out loud, "How long will it take?""A few days yet, for certain." ...at this rate flying to another would be better."Any other shrines nearby?""...not near the Meran empire, there are quite a lot in the endless forest, but that's another continent away."Yeah, no. With the siren shit back on the island, waiting is better. Fantastic... "Can I go around town?""Certainly, but if you start anything..." the mech warns."...I'm not an idiot." If you started anything this damn spidermech couldn't stop you. You land in an open spot, probably a city square or something... what does it matter, there's no landing pads.>what do you do?
>>2289628as have I. What I replied too seemed like a question to Op.
>>2289828Find book elf, ask if she would like to come to our colony, We could probably make a mirna shrine there anyways to further entice her. take care of any business any other anons suggest and if there is none offer the hummingbird to search for a shrine location.
>>2289828Switch to alex, and show Levi around. Hopefully we still have our dank god weed on hand.
>>2290042smol alex is weedless
>>2292215Feel sad that no dank weeds for smolex
>>2292215We should really weaponize that infinite weed. Toss a bunch into the Blyat engine, should be robust enough to keep burning while producing copious quantities of incapacitating smoke.
>>2289835>>2290042>>2290467>>2291349>You have switched to Alex.You lead Levi to the magic shop. Strolling in, the woman greets Levi and you."Hello, miss, we're founding a colony of technology and knowledge, and we'd love for you to join us!"The elf looks at you, "No."What? No, maybe you can salvage this, "Well, we are making a shrine to Mirna there too, and we could use smart people at our colony-""Child. I am a shopowner. I have spent a great deal of my life building this place up. Is your colony along a major trade route?"You pause, "No, but it might be in the future...""Then ask me in the future when it is, because right now, I refuse to move from an established city with constant traffic and trade, where all my friends and family live, understand?"You nod. Well shit, not even a cute face could get her. You look to Levi."Don't look at me. I wasn't going to try to recruit an established shopkeep to a colony in the middle of a siren-infested sea. How were they going to bring their books Alex?"... You didn't think of that, actually, whoops.>what do you do next?
>>2292660offer the hummingbird to help search for a new shrine location.
>>2292660>what do you do next?Pray to Mirna, obviously. Pray for her to not answer the prayers or requests of uppity shit elves that don't actually care for knowledge, merely commerce.Out loud, ask her what elves MIGHT be interested. Afterwards casually point out that if Mera's empire knows where they are now, then they might not have a standing city for long. Sitting there waiting for the end is what the stoner elves do, though, so . . . Point: We have the Goddess Herb. We can use that to lure Crafts Elves in. Fuck this stuck up bint. Let's get some Wine Brewing Elves instead first, so we can get some Dwarves and Orcs to come up.
>>2292660I mean, she doesn't want to come for a bit to help us archive all the exotic books, with exclusive rights to distribute them in other nations?She DOES know that we already have the technology and knowledge, and mostly we need people to organize and distribute it, yes?
>>2292660let's make sure Mirran's shrine is ok.
>>2292755changing to this to break tie, and because it is a good idea but, i still think we should offer up to give them a bit of a fly by of the forest to look for a new shrine locations
>>2293191After this get some wine elves to come with us
>>2292660Levi goes to check Mirna's shrineSmolicons get their jollies as Alex investigates the Elves.
>>2293191I feel like the Elves, whose city is in the forest, and who worship nature, probably already have a pretty good idea of where everything in the Forest is.
>>2292755>>2293191Levi shrugs. You decide to leas her to Mirna's shrine. That might help things out."So... this entire place was a pointless visit?" Levi asks, "I thought you had ties here.""Not really..." You frown, "I thought maybe...""Damnit Alex, think things through!" Levi groans, "We have to wait for the shrine to be repaired before we can go back.""Then let's check on Mirna's shrine." You suggest. After all, if Acarit's shrines were found, and Mirna's was nearby.Levi sighs but goes along. You both leave the elven city. You direct the mechanic to Mirna's shrine under the river. Levi stares at you, "This mech isn't a newt. Hummingbirds are not amphibious."She lands on the riverbank. You both hop out, inspecting the area. Luckily, it seems there is a tree nearby with a hollow... a spiral staircase extends below.>What do you do?
>>2295816Guns out, Ship up, Little Girl is about to go Solid Snake up in this shit.
>>2295816Down the rabbit hole.
>>2295816> Get Levi to scan the area Make sure we aren't leading anyone to the shrine> Go down the staircase
>>2295816Lets take the spiral staircase down; Mirna isn't hostile to us so there likely isn't any danger.
>>2295816This is a good idea >>2295827Maybe switch to Levi as well so we can face palm him when he does something ridiculous again
>>2295839> When your players try to run from their mistakes by switching perspective.
>>2295823>>2295826>>2295827>>2295832>>2295877>>2295952You have Levi scan the area... there's nothing nearby, but Levi can't see underground where the staircase goes.You decide to sneak in, pistol ready.You carefully advance down, Levi following you and judging your actions. Finally, you reach a door... what lies on the other side is a mystery.You motion to Levi to be careful. You can hear her sigh.>what do you do?
>>2297728>Place a breaching charge on the door then... wait Crack the door open then waltz on in, This place is hidden, i highly doubt there will be meran knights in there, and if there is, we have a pistol, we can just fucking shoot them.I suppose we could be wary incase of a guardian but eh.
>>2297728> Combat roll through it
>>2297732changing to this, i'm sure we'll stick the landing this time.
>>2297728Switch to levi, push past Alex and open the door
On a side note can levi jury rigg up a powerfull personal scanner and walk into a magic library/shop and scan all the books without the librarian/shopkeeper notices?Ps: we need to turn brainy levi into a super wizard.
>>2297728>> Combat roll through it
>>2297728Combat roll >>2297732 was a drunken joke post. Why do I do this.>>2297728> Knock politely then step off to the side of the door.Would have been my real vote.
>>2298020it has been put into motion, accept that every entry into this shrine must start with a combat roll.
>>2298481Drunk me is fucking terrible.
Rolled 7 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>2297986>>2297746Once more, the time has come to try to look really cool. Naturally, you must combat roll into the room.This time you are sure to make it!you push the door quietly open, then...>roll a d100
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>2298990BLAM BLAM BLAM
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>2298990check my critfail
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>2298990CMON WE GOTTA REDEEM OURSELVES WE HAVE AN AUDIENCE THIS TIME
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>2298990Here we go
>>2298990>>2298999FUCKING VICTORY MOTHERFUCKERS! TRIPS AND ALL, PRAISE THIS MAN!>>2299000THE DIGITS HAVE SPOKEN WE SHALL DO THE BEST!
>>2298999>first post>trips>nat 100
Can we tell Levi to use fancy scanner tech to quickly scann all the books in this library? We need to get good at book piracy, fuck paying for paper books when we have a sci-fi super engineer with scanners.Will take time reading those books though.
>>2299098Triple front flip that transitions into a barrel roll then three back flips ending up in a cool pose on top of a book shelf. Levi is going to be secretly upsett about us being so much more stylish than her.
>>2299491> Levi> Being secretly upset, and not loudly upset
>>2298999>>2299000You perform the greatest combat roll in the history of combat rolls, so perfectly executed and badass, it sent a ripple through space in time and your military instructor back home shed a tear. The god of war wept at its glory. Space ninjas, who mastered the art of combat rolls, hung their heads in shame at the display, for they could never hope to reach such flawless perfection.And Levi whistled, impressed. This noise would have been an issue, had you not rolled int a room with nobody in it. In fact, it just contained a bed, drawers, a crystal lamp... and another door...You'd almost forgotten Mirna had a custodian for the books.>what do you do?
>>2300788Go through the other door, lets cut the chase and look for Mirna already.
>>2300790I would support this, but we are here to check on the shrine and possibly get the book custodian to come to the colony, i doubt she would take kindly to us poking through her room, unless you meant proceed through the next door, then look around i dont think it would be the best idea, my vote is this >>2300859
>>2300918No wait changed mind to >>2300859
>>2300788>what do you do?Try to find the Custodian
>>2300788Head into next room, please.
>>2300859>>2300893>>2300921>>2301200You go into the next room. Once more you step into the underwater library. The room is quiet, without the sense of dread from before. bookshelves line the area as you move in."Hey, levi, can you scan these with a drone?""...What, you mean scan a book and turn it to data? Alex do you even know how drones work? No you can't digitize books from a single scan, you have to meticulously go and scan each page." Alex groans.Regardless, checking the room, you find the custodian out the main doors, sweeping near the moonpool.>What do you do?
>>2302511Greet her, then swap to levi as alex converses with her and as levi, approach the shrine to mirna.
>>2302536I can agree with this
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>2302511Switch to Levi. Alex is stupid as always, but all of this coming from a little girls body is adorable.ROLL TO RESIST URGE TO HEAD PAT TINY LOLI!
>>2302511Say hello to the Librarian. Check and see if she's been okay what with the recent attack on Acarits shrine. How did they even find it?
I really love how levis character has developed. A ranty female super engineer teamed up with a mech ace with a rockstar personality is a really cool setting. I am really looking forward to levis ranting at gods and godesses, a meeting between levis and the LARPER god/god of secrets might be the high point of this great quest.