Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Macross%20QuestOther Quests: https://pastebin.com/TrNWfAkeYou are pilot HARRY NEUMANN, the newest of one of the New UN Spacy's Tactical Sound Units!Currently, you were touring SMS' flagship, the Macross Quarter as part of a goodwill visit. Well, maybe a little more than goodwill. While it was a nice opportunity for Amy to get get know the SMS idol, Rin, you knew that Dorothea and Karla were apparently taking care of their own business elsewhere on this ship. Even though it was roughly, well, a quarter the size of Pacifica, the Macross Quarter was still an unbelievably massive ship. You and Lara, however, were being led by Michael down to the hangar to check out what exactly they had going for in their arsenal. You were aware that they primarily used VF-25s, which was no surprise since those were manufactured by their parent company. However, you were curious if they had any kind of nonstandard loadouts."So, I hear you've been quite busy out here." Michael says, continuing the small talk. "Already had your fair sure of run ins with the Zentradi?""More or less." You nod. "Well, just a few skirmishes." Lara shrugs. "There hasn't been a Big One yet.""I get the feeling that you're actually looking forward to it." Michael points out."Yep!" Lara nods happily. "Hmm." Michael seems about to say something but holds it in. >Ask who else is in his squadron. >So who exactly is in charge of their fleet?>They don't happen to have any Konig Monsters lying around...?>Other
>>2432353>>Ask who else is in his squadron.
>>2432353>>They don't happen to have any Konig Monsters lying around...?Can we convert one for stage shows?
>>2432353>They don't happen to have any Konig Monsters lying around...?
>>2432353>They don't happen to have any Konig Monsters lying around...?Konig Monsters: the reason engineers should and should not be given alcohol during planing meetings
>>2432353>So who exactly is in charge of their fleet?
>>2432353"You don't happen to have any Konig monsters lying around...?" You ask as innocently as possible. "Yeah. We have one in our hangar. Impossible to miss." Micheal nods. "Why's that?"You can see Lara put a hand up to her mouth to keep from chuckling audibly. >Uh, no reason, really.>Amy really has a liking for them.>Other
>>2432485>>Amy really has a liking for them.
>>2432485>Amy really has a liking for them.
>>2432485>>Amy really has a liking for them.Install pyrotechnic launchers!
>>2432485>Other: " I want one.">Amy really has a liking for them.
>>2432485"Oh, it's just that Amy has a real liking to them." You nod. "Actually, I think she wanted to be a Monster pilot rather than an idol.""Huh, is that so?" Micheal laughs. "Come on, you want to see it?"And so the three of you return to the hangar, which was still a cacophony of noise and activity. And sure enough, tucked away in the corner of the hangar was a mighty VB-6 Konig Monster. It was in its flight mode, making it look a bit smaller and less menacing, though it was still rather large. But that wasn't the first thing you immediately noticed.The nose art on it...>You definitely recognize those faces.>You're not quite sure who they are...>Other
>>2432575>>You definitely recognize those faces.We should get some nose art of our Admiral if she allows it.
>>2432575>>You definitely recognize those faces.
>>2432575>You definitely recognize those faces.
>>2432575>>You definitely recognize those faces.>>2432580 But in what state of dress?
>>2432600The one that gets us beaten up the least. So probably something that covers her up like a formfitting pilot suit, bunnysuit, or a maid outfit!
>>2432615Civilian outfit dorothea
>>2432575>>You definitely recognize those faces.Of course, they were really popular a decade ago.
>>2432575>You're not quite sure who they are...>>2432600Either battle worn uniform, or this
>>2432643Maybe even rockgirl Doro!
>>2432657that would definitely end in us getting slaughtered
>>2432575You definitely recognized those faces. The pictures of them were much younger of course, but you'd recognize Ranka Lee and Sheryle Nome anywhere. Honestly, you shouldn't be surprised since they were both SMS sponsored idols. "Right now we're trying to figure out where to fit Rin onto it." Michael chuckles. "So you have anything like that? Or do NUNS regs not allow it?""Nah, they're pretty lax for us. We get custom paintjobs!" Lara grins. "Ah. Well, if you could, who'd you put on your nose?" Michael grins.>Amy>Dorothea>Julie>No comment.>Other
>>2432670>No comment.Though we all know who we'd have.
>>2432670>Dorothea, if she wasn't gonna kill us.
>>2432670>>Dorothea if she didn't kill us for how we presented her>>2432643>>2432657How about Idol version?
>>2432670>Other"Y'know that stupid big gun they strapped a plane to way back when? That."
>>2432670>>Dorothea, if she wasn't gonna kill us.
>>2432670>>No comment.>>Other"It would result in bodily harm to me should the person depicted knew about it, and she probably would be the first to know."
>>2432670"No comment." You say quickly."Heh, so it's safe to assume the girl in question won't react well to it?""Definitely won't."That's when Lara starts snickering audibly, unable to hold it in any longer. >Okay, let's change the subject please...>Well how about YOU, then...?>Other
>>2432748>>Well how about YOU, then...?
>>2432748>Well how about YOU, then...?
>>2432748>Well how about YOU, then...?Assuming it's toward Lara. If not>Okay, let's change the subject please...
>>2432748>I mean, I doubt that you wouldn't want me to a sexy image of you on my nose.COUNTER FLIRT!
>>2432748Well, you didn't quite appreciate Michael have all this fun at your expense without getting in a shot of your own...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>2432793
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>2432793
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2432793
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>2432793
>>2432793"Well, what about you, then?" You turn the focus back on to Michael. "I'm guessing you got a special someone too to put on your nose?"That's when you can see Michael go pale a bit, as he was visualizing something he would rather not want to see."N-no comment." He says a bit too quickly.>Guess you can call it even then.>You're on his tail, don't let go!>Other
>>2432810>Guess you can call it even then.
>>2432810>>Guess you can call it even then.
>>2432810>>Guess you can call it even then."You too, huh?"
>>2432810"Heh, you too, huh?" You grin. "Anyways, we've got more weapons in our inventory." Michael continues as he walks you down the line of craft. "I think you should already know the VF-25 well enough." "Yeah, our fleet's starting to transition to those." You nod. "Finally getting rid of those damn VF-117s.""Long time coming." Michael nods in agreement. "VF-25s are the Quarter's primary complement, but we do have a special unit or two attached to us. Speaking of which..."Michael points farther down the line, where you see...>A blue Zentradi battlesuit. >A flight of VF-27s.>A lone VF-19.>Other
>>2432901>A blue Zentradi battlesuit. Klan? She didn't have a blue battlesuit, did she?
>>2432901>A flight of VF-27s.>>2432906Klan's was red.
>>2432901>A lone VF-19.
>>2432901>>A flight of VF-27s.
>>2432901>>A lone VF-19.>>OtherWave our dick at them and brag about our original, non-reproduction working VF-4.
>>2432901>>A lone VF-19.YUHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO*old fossil intensifies*
>>2432901"VF-27s?" You blink as you see a flight of four of the sleek, purple fighters lined up in one of the bays. In contrast to the VF-25s, which were well worn and used, the VF-27s were practically spotless."A few prizes we took from the Galaxy Fleet." Michael explains. "Not much good for flesh and blood, pilots though. They're designed assuming you have cybernetics.""Then why do you keep them around?" You frown. "Sentimental reasons, mostly." Michael says simply. "The Commander's brother used to fly one. Plus, you never know when you might need them. Luca's rigged them up so they can be flown unmanned. Extremely high end Ghosts, essentially. Just never really had an opportunity to really get them tested out.""Unmanned? Boring." Lara rolls her eyes. "Well, they have their uses." Michael shrugs. "Especially when-"However, he never finishes that sentence, as you're all interrupted with a warning siren. "HOSTILE ZENTRADI DETECTED." You hear a female officer bellow over the comms. "EVERYONE TO BATTLE STATIONS. LAUNCH VALKYRIES IMMEDIATELY.""Damn." Micheal scowls. "Sorry, we have to cut this short. You two can find your own way back?""Yeah." You nod. "Good. See you later." Michael says as he dashes off towards his Valkyrie."Captian, do you her me?" You comms buzz from Dorothea's voice."Yeah, I hear you, Admiral." You respond. "Is it real?""Unfortunately, yes." Dorothea confirms grimly. "The Quarter is moving in to engage. You are to evacuate Amy back to the Pacifica.">Of course.>What about you?>We can help them fight.>Other
>>2432981>>Of course.>>What about you?
>>2432981>>What about you?
>>2432981>Of course.>What about you?
>>2432981>"The Commander's brother used to fly one.WTF??? Ranka's the commander?
>>2433003Ozma is considered her brother too, you know...
>>2433014Silly me... wished we could have met Old Man Isamu though
>>2432981"Of course." You nod. "What about you?""Don't wait for me." She insists. "I can manage things perfectly fine from the Quarter's bridge.">If you insist.>I can't just leave you here.>Other
>>2433051>>I can't just leave you here.
>>2433051>If you insist.Safer on the bridge of big ship than in a shuttle between them.
>>2433051>If you insist.
>>2433051>>If you insist.Time to get out there.
>>2433051"Well, if that's your orders." You say as you dash back for the lift. You key your comms to Amy at the same time."Amy!""Yeah, I hear it!" Amy tells you. "I'm coming down the lift right now!" Sure enough, the lift door slides open and Amy comes dashing out, nearly running into you. "All right, let's move!" You point to your parked Valkyries. You, Lara, and Amy waste no time in boarding your Valkyries and getting them fired up. The hangar controller apparently got the message from Dorothea and immediately gives you launch clearance.However, as your two Valkyries exit the Quarter, you hear Amy visibly gasp and you see her press her face against the canopy."HOLY SHIT, is that an honest to god Monster?!" She squeals. Sure enough, right behind you, the Konig Monster had launched, already banking to link up with the SMS Valkyries that had launched before it. "Can we hang around a bit, please?" Amy asks. "Pleasepleaseplease?"Shit, you should've figured this would happen. >This is not the time or place.>All right, we're out of here the moment things get hot.>Other
>>2433118>This is not the time or place.I will get you a live demonstration and a look into th cockpit when we’re not in a live combat zone.
>>2433118>This is not the time or place.Really Amy?
>>2433118>>This is not the time or place.
>>2433118>This is not the time or place.
>>2433118>All right, we're out of here the moment things get hot.
>>2433118>>This is not the time or place.Maybe after the battle she'll get to play with her monster and we'll get to hang out with Isamu.
>>2433118"This is not the time or the place, Amy. We can go sightsee later when you're not in mortal danger." You grunt as you bank away from the SMS forces.""Party pooper." Amy grumbles."Yeah, party pooper." Lara chimes in as well."DO NOT encourage her." You groan. You take the chance to get a look at the overall tactical situation. It looked like the Zentradi had used the cover of a particularly large asteroid to get close to Gateway. However, the force was relatively light, only consisting of a few squadrons of Zentradi battlesuits and pods. Definitely a light raiding force of some kind. However, they were still dangerously close to your position. Even if you weren't getting into the main fight, you still had to be cautious. After all, if you wanted to make a straight shot to Pacifica, you'd have to cross dangerously open space. >Make a break for the Pacifica>Try to stay in cover in the asteroids.>Other
>>2433236>Make a break for the Pacifica
>>2433236>>Make a break for the PacificaHow soon before we encounter Meltrandi Ace again?
>>2433236>>Try to stay in cover in the asteroids.
>>2433236>Try to stay in cover in the asteroids.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>2433236Hmmm, we've got a bit of a tie so we'll have to roll it off!1. Make a break.2. Stay in cover.
Rolled 2, 18, 2 = 22 (3d20)>>2433288You decide to stay in the cover of the asteroids. Better to be safe than sorry, after all. Especially since you were carrying a VIP in your backseat. You and Lara start weaving through the asteroids as your sensors indicate the SMS forces making contact with the Zentradi. Well, not like you could see the actual battle from here, but you still keep a diligent eye on your screens, regardless.>Roll 1d20+1
Rolled 11 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2433310
Rolled 10 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2433310
Rolled 15 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2433310
Rolled 9 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2433310
Rolled 13, 16, 9 = 38 (3d20)>>2433310...
>>2433327You see the new contact on your screen, but it's moving so fast you don't have any time to react at all. You're only just able to switch to battroid mode as the Red Ace blitzes out of nowhere, ramming into your Valkyrie and pinning it against an asteroid. The entire cockpit rocks and Amy shrieks in fright.And still keeping you pinned, the Red Ace uses her other arm to spray rapid cannon fire at Lara, forcing her to maneuver away, but it distracts her for a critical second. >Use your engine power to break out of the pin. >Try to attack with your close combat weapon.>Maybe Amy can interfere with the Ace again?>Other
>>2433339>Use your engine power to break out of the pin.
>>2433339>Othertry to grapple with her restrain her so Lara can get a shot
>>2433339>>Use your engine power to break out of the pin.
>>2433339>>Use your engine power to break out of the pin.We're seriously going to have to find out who this ace is.
>>2433350I’m hoping it’s either Cole or Rochelle
>>2433339>Maybe Amy can interfere with the Ace again?
Rolled 13, 11, 20 = 44 (3d20)>>2433339You decide to use your Excalibur's pure thrust to try and break free of the Red Ace's hold. First and foremost, you need to be able to maneuver if you were to stand any chance.>Roll 1d20+2
Rolled 1 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2433364
Rolled 12 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2433364Aw crud.
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2433364
Rolled 20 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2433364
>>2433366This Meltran ace must be the dice gods waifu, because god damn.
>>2433381Lara's too stunned to dice roll!
Rolled 2, 10, 16 = 28 (3d20)>>2433364...
>>2433383Unfortunately, the Red Ace seems to predict your move, and immediately swivels around and starts pounding her fists into your Excalibur. You have no choice but to raise its arms defensively, the green glow of the protective pinpoint barriers built into the forearms deploying to absorb the impacts.At the same time, missiles launch from the battlesuit's back, arcing away and towards Lara, further forcing her to keep her distance. "Shit! I'm trying to get to you, Cap!" Lara yells. "Fuck we're gonna die..." Amy wails. You weren't dead yet. You still had options, even if they were rapidly dwindling. Your HUD whines, warning you that your pinpoint barriers were starting to reach their limit, the protective fields flickering as they started to fail. >Keep playing defensive until Lara can reach you.>You have to take the offensive here.>Get Amy to sing.>Other
>>2433389>You have to take the offensive here.>Get Amy to sing.
>>2433389>You have to take the offensive here.we have a vip she is expecting us to prioritize her safety and play defensive to escape + if we go on the offensive we draw attention away from Lara so she can close in.
>>2433389>Char kick into mecha sized-missile enhanced brightslap
>>2433389>Get Amy to sing.
>>2433389>>You have to take the offensive here.>>Get Amy to sing.
>>2433374Then we must make her a waifu...>>2433389>You have to take the offensive here.>Get Amy to sing.Give her the DECULTURE
Rolled 14, 16, 9 = 39 (3d20)>>2433389You grunt as you key your weapons systems. Your main gun was out of the question, but your head mounted cannons and your knife were still usable. You'd just have to make do."Amy!" You call out in between fist strikes, each impact causing your ears to ring. "I need a song!""W-what?!" She whimpers. "Another song! Just like last time!" You say, trying to get her to focus. "R-right!" Amy takes a deep breath as she tries to calm down.>Roll 1d20+1
>>2433411>NTR'ing the dice gods
Rolled 4, 17, 8 + 2 = 31 (3d20 + 2)>>2433417...
Rolled 7 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2433417Listen to the Song of my People!
Rolled 14 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2433417Come on some Iron maiden!
Rolled 8 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2433417
I swear to god that this Red Ace will be the end of us. If not that, then at least cause Dorothea to freak the fuck out about us getting horribly injured or shot down.
Rolled 11, 17, 1 = 29 (3d20)>>2433417...
>>2433430I’m hoping this Red Ace gets slowly subverted thanks to the power of HEAVY METAL CULTURE.
>>2433417>>2433420>>2433438Amy just starts belting out a song. Another aggressive, powerful one that overpowers your ears.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keXfiffBzFwAnd it seems to overpower the Red Ace as well, causing her to back off just a bit. But it was all you needed.>Take the chance to escape.>Unload everything you've got!>Other
>>2433438I hope that was for Ace...
>>2433445>Take the chance to escape.Screw this fight, we're going home.
>>2433445>>Take the chance to escape.>>2433444We honestly need to put a name, face, or a voice on this Red Ace.What is with us attracting all of the Red ones, anyways?
>>2433445>Take the chance to escape.
>>2433445>Take the chance to escape.>>2433450>inb4 enemy Ace is a red head
>>2433445>>Take the chance to escape.>>2433450>>2433456It’s a staple of mecha, plus I’m guessing more of a strawberry blonde...
>>2433456>>2433463Obviously, it's a blonde wearing oversized sunglasses named Cinco Ponos.
>>2433445You quickly aim a kick at the Red Ace, forcing her battlesuit back and giving you the room you need to transform back into fighter mode. And the first moment you can, you hit your throttle as far as it can go. Amy's song is interrupted as your entire fighter lurches from the sudden increase in speed and you boost away. Fortunately, Lara is quick witted enough to keep with you, boosting away as well."Awww, running away again?" She groans."We can't risk Amy. You know that." You remind her as the Pacifica comes into view. "I get it..." Lara sighs, still a bit disheartened. Amy, meanwhile, stops to catch her breath from the intensity that had just taken place. >I get the feeling she'll show up again soon anyways.>Once we drop off Amy and get our fighters reloaded, we can go back out to find her.>Other
>>2433477>>Once we drop off Amy and get our fighters reloaded, we can go hang out with Isamu.
>>2433477>>I get the feeling she'll show up again soon anywaysAt this point, she might send us a calling card, or summon us for a duel.
>>2433477>I get the feeling she'll show up again soon anyways.
>>2433477>>Once we drop off Amy and get our fighters reloaded, we can go back out to find her.>Fuck yeah Sabaton, Amy has good taste
>>2433477>Once we drop off Amy and get our fighters reloaded, we can go back out to find her.
>>2433477>>I get the feeling she'll show up again soon anyways.>>Once we drop off Amy and get our fighters reloaded, we can go back out to find her.>>2433489Still hoping for a metal version of Gorgeous Delicious Deculture.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>2433477Well, looks like we got a tie, so we'll have to roll it off!1. Let her go.2. Go after her.
>>2433477"All right, Amy, we'll drop you back off on the Pacifica and then we're going back out." You tell your idol. "Are you sure you're gonna be safe out there without me...?" Amy bites her lip. "I mean, both times we ran into her you needed my help to bail you out...">Don't worry, I can go all out without putting you in danger. >So you're saying you want to stick with us?>Other
>>2433506>>So you're saying you want to stick with us?
>>2433506>>So you're saying you want to stick with us?>>OtherWe can't endanger you, but could you sing for us from the Pacifica?Take the fold booster pods as well
>>2433506"So you're saying you want to stick with us?" You frown."Can't I?" Amy asks rather innocently. You can't help but smile. You would've turned around to ruffle her hair, too, but you had to concetrate on landing. "You know you can do that from the ship too, right Amy?" You point out. "That's how I'd prefer to do it.""I guess that makes sense." Amy concedes. "Don't worry, I'll be there ready and waiting to help! Count on it!" "Of course." You nod as Amy hops out of the backseat and dashes off deeper into the ship. At the same time, a small army of techs descends on your and Lara's Valkyries to perform emergency repairs as well as properly stock them with ammo. "You think we might need a FAST pack or something?" Lara wonders. "It could gives us a serious edge.""That'll take more time." You warn her. "More time for that Red Ace to get away or do more damage to our forces.""It's just a suggestion.">It'll be worth the wait.>You can't afford to wait.>Other
>>2433516>>It'll be worth the wait.
>>2433516>It'll be worth the wait.
>>2433516"Yeah, you're right." You nod in agreement. "We'll need something to give us an edge over that Ace.""Well, which one are you gonna pick, then?" One of the tech asks. >Offense.>Defense.>Support
>>2433530>DefenseThey sure love to get in our face
>>2433530>All of the AboveDid the Armored Valkyrie stuff ever progress past the VF-1?
>>2433530>SupportThe Ace is good at kinematics, so go for Electronic Warfare instead.
>>2433530"Give me the full firepower build." You tell him. The extra missiles and heavy particle lasers would be a big help against a fast and aggressive target like the Red Ace.The tech nods and dashes off to fulfill your request. As you wait for the necessary fit outs, you see Kellerman jog up to you. "Looks like you're already all fired up to go." He grunts."Something wrong?" You ask him curiously. "Looks like the Zentradi force was meatier than expected, and the Admiral doesn't want SMS stealing the show." Kellerman sighs. "We're mobilizing some of our squadrons to provide support to SMS, but I know you're going after that Zentradi ace and I can task a squadron or two to help you out, if you need.">I'll take all the help I can get. >Me and Lara can do it. >Other
>>2433548>>I'll take all the help I can get.
>>2433548>I'll take all the help I can get.
>>2433548>I'll take all the help I can get.They're all doomed redshirts, aren't they?
>>2433548>>I'll take all the help I can get.Can we trade the redshirts for Isamu?
>>2433548"Honestly, I'll take all the help I can get." you sigh. "You got it." Kellerman nods. "I can give you a squadron of Ghosts, or a flight of 4 VF-25s. Of course, the Ghosts are more expendable, but aren't exactly as flexible as a good old fashioned flesh and blood pilot...">VF-25 flight. >Ghost squadron.>Other
>>2433570"We'll take the Ghosts." You tell him."You got it." Kellerman nods at your choice. "Just be careful out there. I heard that Red Ace has been raising all sorts of hell lately." "Yeah, I've been on the wrong end of it a few times already." You tell him."Ain't that the truth." Kellerman shakes his head. "Just don't get yourself killed out there.""That's why he's got me!" Lara quips."Which is exactly why I'm worried.""Hey!" Lara pouts. "What's that supposed to mean?!"However, before you or Kellerman can say anything further, the tech knocks his fist on the side of your fuselage, signalling that installation of the FAST pack was complete. You turn to see him give you a thumbs up and you give one back in return before heading back out the launch deck. Outside, the skirmish between the Zentradi and SMS still raged on, through the lights and explosions from the battle seeming to get worryingly closer and closer to Gateway.And somewhere out there, that Red Ace was still lurking around. Maybe this time will be different...>And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread is next week. And don't forget Frontier Knight on Saturday and a special April Fools' thread on Sunday! Don't miss either!
>>2433595Thanks for the run, Merc.Nose art idea: we should talk to Doro about what sort of outfits she wouldn't' mind wearing being put on a plane.Maybe a backless dress would do the trick?
>>2433601Well, some outfits would certainly need more convincing than others!
>>2433608How about this?
>>2433595Thanks for running, Merc!Hope to see what new quest you have for April's Fools.SEE YOU NEXT DECULTURE!
>>2433678That's quite the amount of skin showing there...
>>2433678>>2433698Still easier to get her to approve of that than a virgin killer sweater, or just our white shirt over her naked body
>>2435670What about the swimsuit from the beach?
>>2435744Ah, you like tempting fate, I see.
>>2435744What we should do is Doro in her uniform, with a sword, in a "drive me closer" kind of pose, where the sexiness is incidental to the badassness.She won't be able to say no, especially if we gift her the sword in question.
>>2437214You mean a Honor Harrington pose?
>>2437456No idea what you're talking about.
>>2437214We still need to find someone who can make said sword first as well as a matching Webley revolver, and maybe a matching fighting knife.
>>2440870>make said swordOnly a real antique is acceptable.