Recap: The fortresses at the airport are destroyed. Defence Base 2 (Transports) is destroyed. Valkyrie and team are still clearing the Comms Base.Red Nimbus 8/15 HPIntersect 13/15 HPYour current objective is to make your way to the underground facility. Main Entrance can handle up to Fort-class suits and Side Entrance can handle Medium or smaller.Sign in now, if you were in part 1 then you don't need to post build.
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>>2455801"Good grief. They really made that more of a nuisance than it needed to be."Marauder takes advantage of the temporary lull to wipe a clod of dirt dirt from his helmet (embedded there by one of his multiple earlier wipeouts)."Well, they're dead now at any rate. Looks like now we just need to boot down the door and get cracking."
>>2455801>>Posting build just in case>>https://pastebin.com/BkzPFYXd>>2455814>>2455830On COMMs:"Taking side entrance since you guys are too big"
>>2455814>>2455816>>2455830>>2455839In.The team starts making its way towards the entrances. You can see small houses between you and the objective. All is quiet, so far.
>>2455816Gavin pauses to answer, his vision already a bit wavy from the earlier battle."Yeah, well, if the other's are pulling back, its our job to keep pushing in."
>>2455851"Yeah. We've wasted enough time being fucked around with by these guys, so we'd better just go straight for it. We run into any more units of lights I'm just going to drop the artillery support on them and walk on by.">>2455816"Yo, Valkyrie and Othinus. We're headed for the facility now that our base is down. We'll leave you to mop up the mountains."Marauder lifts off, flying towards the main gate at a fair but cautious clip.
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>2455849Using Levitation to hover towards side entrance to Defense Base B.On COMMs:"So anyone wanna loot the houses or...?"Rolling Tech to use Sonar
>>2455890Marauder angles his head at him in a 'you're serious?' kind of look."Really? You wanna go door to door looking for family heirlooms to steal while the defenders in the base dig in or something?"He shakes his head."Man, I'd no idea things were that dire for you guys. Over in the PC we're actually being *paid* for this gig, so I think we're just going to do that instead."
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>2455874"Sounds like a plan."Intersect Thunderbolt takes to the air behind the other mercenary suit>Tech roll to hawkeye the main gate>Please don't explode in my face+/-20 TECH penalty >>2455890>No
>>2455911"Well, you never know what you could find." Nimbus pipes up as he hovers behind Marauder. "There's always the possibility of someone having left their gold watch behind in a panic."He laughs, somewhat to himself.
>>2455874Othinus: <Okay, be careful. We've run into burrowing suits. It's turning into a game of whack-a-mole up here.>>>2455890[Pass]You spot some enemy suits rushing back towards the main entrance. There are also 2 houses nearby showing signs of activity.>>2455920[Pass]You see houses, and a tiny bird sitting on a branch. Hello bird.>>2455922Noted.
>>2455930"Got it. Looks like some stragglers out here as well, but they're routing. Longer we mess around with them, longer the base has to fortify itself or shred documents or whatever. I'm leaving them to the AmC."Marauder picks up speed and height, making a beeline for the main entrance.>Eyeball the ground for any movement to pass the time while I'm on the way.
>>2455959"We're not getting paid by the hour here. Let's just blow this place and go.
>>2455968>>2455959"Well, you gotta enjoy your work. Take the little pleasures in life, like shooting down running Puppets, you know?"Nimbus accelerates, staying in formation with his fellow mercenaries.
https://pastebin.com/wYH4U549(Using mothership pastebin.)As carrier prime sails though the sky like a lobbed rock, comms start sparking with a new voice.Tommy: "This is Carrier Prime coming in hot! ETA to arrival? Very soon!"Editi: "Stay away from our projected landing zone. Were coming in very hard."
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>2455911>>2455920>>2455922>>2455911>>2455930On COMMs:"Be advised, signs of activity from houses from my position. Going to side entrance, enemy suits spotted at main entrance."Activating Camouflage, sneaking towards side entrance.GI Guerilla -10 dex for sneakingAgent AI -10 to dex rolls
>>2455959You start flying above the houses and take a look as you go. Some bungaloes, ranchers, some flyers...wait flying houses? DODGE>>2455968>>2455982You follow Marauder and are also about to get hit by a house. DODGE>>2455997You break off from the team and activate stealth mode. Your path is going to take you near one of the houses with activity but you can sneak by that easily.>>2455985You land over near the Comms base on top of the mountain. You can see Moqaddas suits rushing around to holes and sending waves of burning napalm down them. Valkyrie is nearby looking more and more enraged at a computer setup.
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>2456018"Fuck!" Nimbus suddenly veers to the right, having not noticed a house in his way."You piece of shit AI, you had ONE job!>-14 to Dexy rolls
Rolled 36 - 14 (1d100 - 14)>>2455985"Oh, great. Just who we needed..." Marauder mutters to himself.Over the comms he says: "Well, try and land on some puppets, will you? And don't-WOAH!"He cuts himself off as his Soldier AI pre-empts a violent weave to evade the flying domicile.>Activate Nanites (+3 Dur)>Block(+2 Dur)>Dodge (-14 DEX)>Locate the source of said improvised projectile
Rolled 85, 87, 44, 23, 90, 9, 17, 76 = 431 (8d100)>>2456018Tommy frowns in his lquid tube. "Humm. Hit away from the "main group." I'll be behind them when they get in...."Editi: "We can worry about that later. Valkyrie. Want some help with that? Would you mind guarding our avatars while we work?"Tommy: "Right.... Hacking. My focus... Let me put up bis and commander and I'll start. Connect now guys if you want anti hacking services!">deploying avatar drones and comm drones.>BID on.>aegis nanites on.>entering seige mode and deploying worm port to spyware 6 times with 2 defense maze anti hacks.
Rolled 53, 44 = 97 (2d100)>>2456018"That's...wha-?"Too thrown off by the sight to properly dodge, the pilot reaches for his first instinct: to attack. The suit changes its pose mid-flight, a burst of energy running up its forearms.>Using KRF to punch the house back or otherwise make it explode>-20 DEX
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>2456018Rolling dex again to sneak by houseAgent AI -10 dexGI Guerilla -10 dex>>Wait houses are flying now? Awesome!Making way to side entrance to Defense Base 3 (I thought I read B instead of 3, no clue if I confused anyone)
>>2456038[Fail]The house manages to clip you out of the sky.>>2456046[Pass]You dodge the flying flounder house and try to get a bead on what was attacking you. There is a fortress to the north grabbing more houses and getting ready to toss.>>2456061[Med Pass, Hard Pass, V Hard Fail]You get to work hacking the comms systems. Passing the first 2 firewalls is easy, but the third is proving to be a little more difficult. You have access to some records of whats been coming and going from the bases. Sludge, AO-Base, suits, biological CPUs, food, and water.>>2456064[Pass, Pass]You smash through the house and come out on the other side.>>2456070[Pass]You were already mostly past the house but you need to scrape through a tight section. It doesn't look like anyone heard you though.
Rolled 12, 39, 86, 25 = 162 (4d100)>>2456096"Motherf-" Nimbus crashes into the ground, slamming hard and skidding to a halt. The suit whirrs back to life, as his double gatling cannons roar to life, opening fire on the Fortress.>shooting 4 times with metalstorms, now I'm angery>+35 to combat rolls
Rolled 62, 74, 53 = 189 (3d100)>>2456096"You absolute bastard! I was ON-"Marauder's weapons swing to engage the rogue fort."-THE PHONE!">Metalstorm Charge shot (COM+41, +3 Dam)>Rocket Pods Charge shot (COM+41, +3 Dam)>Cross Charge shot (COM+41, +3 Dam, AP8)
Rolled 85, 38, 70, 57, 87, 33 = 370 (6d100)>>2456096Tommy" sludge, ao-base, and bio cpus?"Tommy and Editi: "Jackpot.">one more spyware roll, then three control hacks to gain access to the sensors for team info. Two anti hacks in advance.Tommy: "did everyone accept my command invite?"
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>2456096Going towards side entrance still.Rolling tech to use Sonar on surroundings
Rolled 43, 10, 20, 49, 82, 58 = 262 (6d100)>>2456096There's a raucous moment of wood splintering around him, and then clear sky on the other side. The pilot takes a short breath. He'd barely had time to react, much less be worried.His eyes set on the house-chucking Fortress. The suit's chainblades deploy with a ring."Alright - time to kill!">jump jets into fort>4 gator teeth attacks>2 KRF attacks>-20 DEX
>>2456127[Fail, Pass, Pass, Pass]You engage the fortress and start shredding its armor.>>2456132[All Pass]Well, there used to be a fortress there. Now the only thing left is the feet.>>2456147[Fail, Pass, Pass, Pass,-,-]Still can't get past that third firewall, but at least you have control of 3 radio antennas. Very useful.Behind you, you can hear Valkyrie yelling: "Grab anything from that computer that looks like manifests to or from Antarctica. Should be behind 3 firewalls.">>2456157[Pass]You are approaching the side entrance. Sonar isn't picking anything up. The entrance is suspiciously open and inviting.>>2456173[-]In the time it took for you to deploy your blades, Marauder had already destroyed the fortress.
Rolled 80, 1, 52, 71, 45 = 249 (5d100)>>2456157Tommy: "Hey Turtle? We still on track?"Editi: "what Tommy means is, what does the situation look like?">>2456193Tommy:"sadly I'm being stonewalled. I'll keep trying till I succeed or spectacularly fail."Editi sighs. "And now we will....">One spyware, one control for both of the last towers and firewalls, and two spider attacks to shut down the forts arms plus an anti hack.
>>2456193"...Or not."The suit's chainsaws slide back into storage."Damn. Stole my thunder."
>>2456193"Whewh." He huffs, lowering his smoking arsenal. "Gavin won't be to pleased about that, but them's the breaks.">Reload weapons>Fly at full speed to main entrance
Rolled 48, 82 = 130 (2d100)>>2456193Rolling dex to sneak up to entrance. Rolling dex again to force open door if locked.Strength check is 3>>2456208On COMMS:"No clue, nothing here."Agent AI -10 dexGI Guerilla -10 dex for stealth
>>2456193"...Not enough..." Nimbus groans, to himself, as his suit propels itself back into the air, falling back into formation and propelling himself towards the main gate.
>>2456211>>2456219>>2456257You have the main entrance in sight. Its unguarded, but there is a big gate blocking your path.>>2456208[Fail, CRIT FAIL, Fail, Fail, Pass]<<Found you~>>A message appears on your screen. All of a sudden you get kicked out of the system. You can start to feel a rumble from beneath you...and BIS is pointing to something right below. DODGE.>>2456231[Pass, -]You gently open the door to see...A hallway.
>>2456268Gavin eye's the gate for a moment before keying comms to the two other mercenaries."Don't suppose either of you have something big enough to blow through that thing, do you?"
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>2456268>>2456208On COMMs:"I got a halloway, plz no House of Leaves me."Walking down hallway.Rolling tech for SonarCamouflage out now I think
Rolled 82, 60, 6, 59, 97 = 304 (5d100)>>2456268Marauder pulls in to hover a short distance from the gate."Nother speed bump eh?">>2456289Marauder shrugs."Maybe, we've got plenty of power between us. We'll take a crack at it,soften it up a bit first, then you can get started ripping it to bits if there's still not a big enough hole by then.">Blow the proverbial bloody doors off>Metalstorm Charge shot x2 (COM+41, +3 Dam)>Rocket Pods Charge shot x2 (COM+41, +3 Dam)>Cross Charge shot (COM+41, +3 Dam, AP8)
Rolled 86, 36, 82, 16, 64 = 284 (5d100)>>2456268>>2456257>>2456219>>2456211Triggering a tricky honey pot, Tommy curses, getting the message Tommy curses, but when the ground rumbles? Both curse. "SHIT!"Tommy says over comms. "Kinda need help here. I stuck my hand in the wasp nest again!">dodge.>point barrier up and aegis nanites gives 10 dur.>still trying to do a last second spyware hack, then spider on whatever pips up 3 times (comm options limit.)
Rolled 59, 30 = 89 (2d100)>>2456314>>2456289"Won't know until we try. Let's get this fucking thing over and done with.">charged Missile pods x2>combat rolls +46
Rolled 2, 7, 88, 47 = 144 (4d100)>>2456268>>2456314>>2456331Intersect Thunderbolt joins in trying to cut through the door.>4 gator teeth rolls>-20 DEX
>>2456289Noted.>>2456313[Fail]Yep, definitely a normal everyday hallway...complete with extra trap.DODGE>>2456314[Pass, Pass, Pass, Pass, Pass]The gate is blow open enough for smaller suits to fit through, but you would get stuck.>>2456331[Pass, Pass]Now thats a better size for an access hole. Everyone should be able to squeeze through now.>>2456315[Fail, Med Pass, -]You get past the first firewall again but you aren't fast enough to get past the next walls before fortress sized snake suit bites into you from below, lifting you up before throwing you off to the side. The Moqaddas around you have begun to engage it.
>>2456365"Right then".>Reload weapons>>2456353"After you. Wouldn't want to get between you and fresh victims in a confined space.">Follow in after Gavin, guns at the ready
>>2456369"Uh-huh. Just don't shoot me in the back."The suit enters the breach, arms at the ready.
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>2456365DodgingUsing Levitation since floor is lavaMoving forward down hallwayAgent AI -10 dex
Rolled 5, 27, 19, 36, 29, 51 = 167 (6d100)Inside carrier prime there is a small battle going on, both sides unsure.(Internally)Tommy: "Go after the base.... or help Moq? Get something that could save many more lives? Or save the lives of these pilots?"Editi: "I can't help make a choice like this. I only hope a sample survives. Which might mean....."In the split second it takes for a cyber brain conversation to take, the choice seems like it takes days to make.Over comms Tommy sighs before turning carrier prime in the air. "Turtle. Get me a sample of everything in there before it blows up..... Ok?"Carrier prime then turns a full one eighty with maneuvering boosters before rocketing back at the snake.Tommy "I'M GOING TO EAT YOU ALIVE!">Hacking 6 times for disabling with spider and control.
>>2456365"Remember. No nanites."
>>2456369>>2456379>>2456432Noted.>>2456382[Pass]You jump up and start levitating just as the floor falls away from under you. Looks like a long drop. You continue down the hallway before coming up to a sliding door.>>2456409[2/6 Pass]Well you managed to slow it down long enough for 2 Moqaddas to grab it and spin it around. <Editi, get him back on hacking the comms system. We can handle murdering that thing.>Intersect, Marauder, and Nimbus enter the complex beneath the mountain. Ahead is another large sliding gate. As you approach, it starts opening. As it does, the static from before starts to enter the vision of Marauder and Nimbus.As it finishes opening you can see a strange world inside. Small grey blocks are floating around, coalescing to form random buildings and monuments before falling apart. A voice comes on over the radio. "Well, well, well, if it isn't the coalition forces. I thought there would be more of you but whatever. Welcome, to the future of humanity."
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>2456458"Hmm, ok..."Open sliding door, or roll dex to break open if locked. Str check 3Agent AI -10 dex to rolls
>>2456458Intersect Thunderbolt steps into the chamber and casts a look around."The future? Can't say I'm interested. Come on out so I can kill you."
Rolled 96, 54 = 150 (2d100)>>2456458Editi: "If you're sure. Tommy?"Tommy: "On it. And fuck this snake up for me valk.... wait a minute....">using radio towers to hack into comm system once.>using Hawkeye to see if I can go into where the snake came out of.>scouting with a scout drone down the hole.>spyware to find out where the nearest ao-base is.
>>2456458Carcer blinks a few times, then grimaces."Damnit all, not this shit again. Try and jam them if you can, I'm going radio silent, see if that helps. Even if not, it means I won't have to listen to this douche prattle on about his grand ideas. You see anything that needs to die, holler and let me know. and I'll figure out the rest from there.">Turn off radio.
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>2456492>forgot a roll.
>>2456458Nimbus freezes, his suit suddenly coming to a halt as the red suit goes dead silent."... f-fuck. M-Move, damnit, move, you fucking coward...!"
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>2456509 And again for the drone action.
>>2456505"Huh? Are you getting more interference or something? Oh, he went dark."
>>2456486[Pass]You break open the door and enter into the same grey area as Intersect and the others. You can't see them from where you are.>>2456487"If only you could." This time the voice is not from the radio. Spinning around you see a levitating grey cube.>>2456492[FAIL,Pass, Hard Pass]Hawkeye shows you a fortress sized hole. You could fit but it would be a scrape all the way down. So you send down a scout drone. It finds dirt.Hacking on the other hand gets you past the second firewall. Still no info on where the AO-Base is, just that more has come here than left.>>2456505Deactivating your radio you still hear the voice from behind you. Turning around you see a grey haired man in a lab coat standing behind you.>>2456518You can also hear the voice from behind you.
>>2456538>>2456538Carcer sighs. "No good, huh? Well, it was worth a shot.">Reactivate radio>>2456538"Nevermind, didn't work. Gavin, do me a solid and tell me; is there some smarmy looking asshole that needs to die back there, or am I just going to make a fool of myself shooting thin air?"
>>2456538"QUIT IT WITH THIS BULLSHIT AND FIGHT ME"
Rolled 5, 85 = 90 (2d100)>>2456538"Wanna bet?"The suit lunges forward and takes a swipe at the cube.>2 Gator teeth attacks>-20 DEX
>>2456538(BTW now not phoneposting anymore.) Carrier prime now races along the mountain to the main entrance. Hacking though the radio towers CP tries to continue to break though to the server. Recalling the scout drone on it's own time. Tommy: "Hey Valk! I got to get down there to help the main group. I'll be able to hack though the radio towers I took over. Call me if you need backup!Editi: "Stay safe valk. I expect to see you at the next meeting.>Send point barrier to block the snakes next attack. >Moving at full speed to the ground and "safely crash" in attempts to cut down travel time.Tommy: "What's going on guys? guys?"
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>2456538"Hollow Earth theory was right!"Rolling tech for Sonar on surroundings
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>2456579>Forgot to roll.... AGAIN
>>2456564>>2456572"Hmm, so just 2 out of 3 can see me. Interesting." As Intersect, the man taunts him before being launched off into the distance.>>2456577[Pass, Fail]You send out 2 swipes towards the cube. It dodges the first and starts laughing "You wouldn't hit a guy with glasses would you? Nevermind you coul-" The second swing cuts it off as it goes sailing off into the distance.>>2456593[Pass]Sonar reveals more of the room around you. There is some kind of lift off to your left.>>2456579>>2456598[V.Hard Pass]You finally break past the third firewall. Now lets see what there is. More detailed manifests are available. Storage locations for most everything. List of equipment sent and recieved from Antarctica...BINGO.
>>2456616>>2456564"There was a talking grey block. Think I got him, though."
Rolled 11, 56, 52, 61 = 180 (4d100)>>2456616Tommy: "FINALLY! I got the info Valk. Sending a copy to you and my avatar drones..... Well I'll send it to you after I scan it first....Editi: "Right. Lets go in then?">Heading into the main tunnel to meet up with the group now. >Sending data to avatar drones, then scanning it and then sending it to Valkyrie.>Sending scout drone ahead of me and looking ahead with hawkeye and BIS. >Rolling anti-hacks for walking into an unknown tunnel.
>>2456627"Yeah? I saw some mad scientist looking guy, must've been an AI projection. Nice shot there, but I think it's just distracting us. We're not likely to get anywhere fighting an avatar, we'd better find a way to hit them somewhere that hurts.">>2456616>Fly out into the room, heading to wards Turtle's location>Try to eyeball its dimensions and look for anything that seems noteworthy (persistent buildings, doors, weird glowing objects in the centre of the room etc)>>2456593"Turtle, I'm picking up your signal from in here. You find anything that could get us anywhere? I'm in no mood to play this guy's games."
>>2456616"Wonder where this goes...?"Taking lift
>>2456627As you say this another grey block floats in. "I told you, I'm not that easy to get rid of.">>2456641[Fail, Pass, -, -]Hawkeye decides it would rather look at a small bird sitting in the tunnel. Your scout drone however speeds ahead and shows you images of a scientist talking to Marauder, Intersect, and Nimbus. As you approach you start to see static in your vision.From scanning the recovered data, you find that all AO-Base was housed inside the main facility. And that several Biological CPUs were brought in to be used as a research project. One biological CPU was shipped back out of the facility.>>2456657You fly away from the newly arrived scientist and take a look around. You notice that the static gets stronger and weaker, pulsing in sync with the blocks forming and falling apart around you. In the distance you can see a lift descend out of sight. The scientist follows you all along, blabbing on about how humanity was great, destiny to rule the universe, certain sacrifices needed to be made, blah blah blah.>>2456691The lift drops down quite fast. It looks to be spacious enough to fit 2 fortresses. When you reach the bottom you find 3 things. 1. More hallways2. Barricades set up by the lifts.3. Enemy lights.Roll dodge 4 times.
>>2456743"Uhuh. Yeah. Sure. Really? Uhuh. Right. Okay. Mhm. Right."Marauder nods and mutters noncommital noises as the scientist drones on. Making note of the lift, he heads over to it and follows it down the shaft.
Rolled 60, 64 = 124 (2d100)>>2456743"Give it some time. I can spend all day punting you into the other side of this mountain if I need to."Saying this, the suit lunges for an attack again.>2 KRF attacks>-20 DEX
Rolled 8, 28, 96, 24, 5, 54, 46, 3 = 264 (8d100)>>2456743"Crikey!"Rolling dex for dodge 4 times>>4 enemies??Firing twin Metalstorms 4 times
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>2456743Tommy: "I take care of my equipment. That static doesn't look right...."Editi: "We'll see when we get to the others. But we should still check our systems compared to what the drone saw.">Moving forward. >Rolling tech to understand the static.>Watching drone and comparing feed as CP moves though.
>>2456825>Correction. I thought Editi could see the static, but the A.I. cannot. I will correct this in the next post.
>>2456765You head down the lift shaft and hear gunfire from beneath you. Reaching the bottom you see Turtle under attack.>>2456787[Pass, Pass]It doesn't matter how many times you knock the cubes away, another shows up in its place.>>2456806[3/4 Pass, 1/4 Pass]You dodge 3 shots from the enemies but get hit by a last burst. Returning fire most of your shots go wide but you do manage to hit 1 enemy light.HP 11/15>>2456825[Pass]You search over all your systems but find nothing wrong. Everything is as it should be.
Rolled 74, 64, 35, 26, 16, 69, 12 = 296 (7d100)>>2456865"Turtle, I'm gunna strafe 'em. Hit the deck.">Metalstorm shot x2 at 1st and 2nd light (COM+39)>Rocket Pods shot x2 at 2nd and 3rd light (COM+41)>Firestorm Cannon shot x2 at 1st and 3rd light (COM +43)>Cross shot at 4th light (COM+41, AP4)
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>2456865"This is my punishment for forgetting the buddy sysem."Activating Camouflage"Higher concentration of enemies equals objective location, means people are posted in areas that are important, least in video games..."Going down hallway where enemies are posted most at. Or else going straight.Rolling dex to sneak past enemies and not step on toes.Agent Ai -10 dex rollsGI Guerilla -10 dex bonus to stealth rolls
>>2456896>>Ha ha time to dodge again
>>2456948Keep your hair on, I know how to check my fire.
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>2456865Tommy: "Humm. I saw static, but nothing seems wrong.... I don't like it...."Editi: "What do you mean? I saw no static. There is nothing wrong with the suit at the present time.. I'm running a scan on you. Hold still Tommy."As they watch what's going on the responses from both cause a scene. Tommy: "Editi! Boat is attacking the scientists in the base!.... But they're not bleeding when cut...."Editi doesn't see that, and only see's blocks where these "scientist" are. Editi: "Ok. You seem to be under some hallucinatory effect. I'm cutting you off from suit control." Editi then takes a moment before talking to herself... "I shouldn't keep him here, but we need those samples........">Editi is running scans on Tommy (tech roll) to identify the issue.>Going down the lift with flight thrusters. >>2456787Editi: "Everyone? Can you hear me? I have reached the entry level of this base. Boat! Can you hear me?"
>>2456896[Pass, Pass, Pass, Pass, Fail, Pass, Fail]You open fire upon half of the lights in the room killing 3.>>2456915[Pass] You stealth past the lights guarding the center hallway. As you reach an intersection, you realize all of the hallways reach this point. >>2456958[Fail]Yep he looks the same as he normally does. Same actions, thoughts, blood chemistry.
>>2456958>going to pretend you didn't mix up player name with character name there>>2456958"What?! What do you want?!" Gavin barks as Intersect Thunderbolt crushes another grey cube underfoot.
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>2456972Editi: "Something must have failed. I know something is wrong.....">Scanning again.>Moving down the lift via flight.>>2456993You're fighting cubes Intersect! Something is messing with your brain! I'm working on an answer, so hang in there. Listen to your radio and connect to my command network so I can fix you when I can."
Rolled 1, 70, 79, 44, 89, 44, 31 = 358 (7d100)>>2456972Carcer momentarily relaxes his finger on the trigger to survey the damage appreciatively."Ah, back to my stock and trade. Second verse, same as the first."He lights up the enemy suits again.>Metalstorm shot x2 at 1st and 2nd light (COM+39)>Rocket Pods shot x2 at 2nd and 3rd light (COM+41)>Firestorm Cannon shot x2 at 3rd and 4th light (COM +43)>Cross shot at 5th light (COM+41, AP4) Marauder has barely moved as it stands there, blazing away at the lights. Carcer opens coms to nonchalantly respond to Tim.>>2456958"This is Marauder, I hear you, I'm further down. Gavin's upstairs somewhere fighting some rambling AI projection. By the way, if that com network is still on the table I'll take it, my cyberbrain is being interfered with again, so if if either of you work out a fix for that I wouldn't mind being cut in on it.">>2457036"Oh, and by the by, Gavin is the one person you don't have to worry about, he doesn't even *have* cyberware to hack. If anyone can see what's really going on, it's him."
>>2457036"No shit they're cubes! You can stay outta my brain, thanks."
>>2456993Still hitting those homeruns on the cubes.>>2457036[Pass]Editi zeroes in on likel problem elements, like your cyberbrain. Analyzing it she can see that its getting interfered with by a mystery unknown source. Heavy jamming would probably stop it.>>2457052[Crit Fail, Rest Pass]"How rude, I'm not an AI. If I was an AI then I wouldn't be working for humanity now would I?" As the scientist says this he plugs the ejection of your metalstorm causing it to jam and break. Meanwhile you kill 2 more lights and damage 2 others. Having lost Turtle they turn on you. Roll 4 dodges.
Rolled 52, 69 = 121 (2d100)>>2457126Scanning.... Scanning.... Success! Releasing Tommy from his watery prison, Editi resumes his access to radio. Tommy: "93 bottles of beer on the wall, 93 bottlers of beer~."Editi: "Tommy. I found the issues. Your cyberbrain is being interfered with. I need you to make a heavy jammer to counter it."Tommy nods. "Righto! Time to make the with the silence!"Editi (to everyone): "I have found the cause of the issue! A jammer will be made. Try to stick close to each other as comms will go out!">Making a jammer. >Heading to Marauder and turtle before that however. >Using last moment of radio hacking to find an area with AO-Nanites.
>>2457153>Correction. I know where the AO-Nanites are, and will head there. >Also turning on made jammer.
>>2457153"What issues? What the hell is everyone talking about? Interference?"Intersect Thunderbolt continues uselessly smashing blocks as it reaches them, but begins making its way towards Carrier Prime.
Rolled 28, 58, 49, 34, 60, 36, 54, 97 = 416 (8d100)>>2457126Marauder glares down at his repeat offender malfunctioning weapon."Oh, for fu-"With the well practised ease of a man who has been through this procedure entirely too many times, he slams a hand across the ejection port of the metalstorm with calculated precision, unjamming the chamber and locking the firing mechanism back into place. The whole exercise occurs in a matter of moments before he kicks into motion, his shields automatically swivelling towards the threat and a layer of nanite skin armour spreading across his form.>Apply Duck It to Metalstorm to repair it.>Reactivate nanites (+3Dur)>Block (+2 Dur)>Dodge x4 (-14 DEX)"And don't think I've forgotten any of *you* either.">Metalstorm shot x2 at 1st and 2nd (damaged) light (COM+39)>Rocket Pod shot at 'Scientist' (COM+41)>Cross shot at 3rd light (COM+41, AP4)>Reload Firestorm Cannon>Push on through to the intersection
>>2457153[Pass]You create a fully HECS Jammer and switch it on. You are now stuck in place. But the good news is that there is no more static...and every cube in the area is falling down.>>2457167You join up with Tim as he switches the HECS on.>>2457176[3/4 Dodge Pass, All Pass]You dodge most of the enemy shots but get hit by an enemy sidewinder. However you take down 3 more lights leaving one left. Unfortunately for you, the static clears from your vision and the scientist disappears shortly before you get a chance to shoot it.
Rolled 4, 84, 26, 94 = 208 (4d100)>>2457215Editi smiles internally for a moment..... Until she notices she is stuck in place. Tommy however is still celebrating. Tommy: "Woo! No more mind fuckery!"Editi: "We need to get this jammer off of us Tommy. We CAN'T move."Tommy then stops. "Oh... Right....">Looking for a power line to put the jammer on.>Modifiying the jammer to be placed on a power line.>Building a terminal to put on the jammer to turn it on outside of the suit.>Then putting the jammer on it and turning it on.
>>2457215Gavin watches the cubes fall to the ground, inert."Well, that takes care of him."He'd thought of radioing ahead to Marauder, but with the jammer active, that was pointless, so he simply moved past Carrier Prime and dropped though the lift shaft.>moving to catch up to Marauder now
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>2457215"Hot damn, my brain's my own again."He glances down at the lone light, which suddenly looks very, very small next to his hulking frame."Hey.">Metalstorm charge shot at light (COM+39, +3 Dam)>Reload everything else>Head to point at the end of all the hallways
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>2456972>>2457215>>Sorry had to put out a figurative fireRolling tech to use Sonar to read environment"Is there a curtain somewhere hiding the wizard or more enemies at least? Another level to go down to?"
>>2457233[Fail, Fail, Pass, -]You can't see any powerlines. Just cubes. But at least you have a terminal to work with.>>2457235You find Marauder at the bottom of the shaft being chased by a light down a hallway. At least until Marauder chases him away with a hail of gunfire.>>2457279[Pass]You kill the last light and keep going down the hallway.>>2457314[Pass]Sonar finds nothing of interest in the hallway so you continue along with Marauder.When you and Intersect reach the end you find another large sliding door with an access panel to the side. Opening said door brings you into a large room. Sets of tanks and pipes line the wall to the left. To the right is a set of freezers and door labelled "Incinerator".In the center of the room is a set of beds, only one has anyone or thing on it. Its surrounded by several people wearing full hazmat gear and carrying sets of bloody tools.
Rolled 12, 21 = 33 (2d100)>>2457331>Trying again to find a power line and hook the jammer up to it.
>>2457331Gavin catches up with the other two suits, taking a moment to cast a suspicious glance at Turtle before speaking."Carrier Prime neutralized the blocks on the main level. It's just us now.">Door slides open"Looks like this is it. Let's do it."
>>2457331Marauder surveys the scene and mutters, mostly to himself."All that for the contents of one hospital bed. Now, could that be another AO-Base vector...?"Out loud to the room at large, he says."Hey, all of you in here. You have about twenty seconds to explain exactly what the deal is here and what that is, otherwise I assume you want to be difficult about it in which case I'll hand things over to my partner here. He's a bit short on kills today, soo..."
>>2457331On speakrs:" Hidey-ho neighborinos! What's going on here!"
>>2457351[Fail, Fail]Still no power lines in sight.>>2457368>>2457370>>2457391"A neccessary sacrifice for humanity's future. If you're here to stop us though you're too late. The finished project left some time ago. If thats not enough for you to understand, then at least try not to break those tanks over there in whatever idiotic rampage your partner is going to have. Or do, considering I'm sure you plan on killing us either way."
Rolled 8, 36 = 44 (2d100)>>2457402>Continuing. Tommy: "Oh for the love of pete! I'm missing out on all the samples because I'm being a team player!"Editi: "We might have to just shut it off soon. We need those samples....."Tommy: "I don't know. They are our teammates..... Even if they are PMCs that our against our short term goals...."
Rolled 55, 40 = 95 (2d100)>>2457402"That's the plan, yeah.">Using the KRF to punch the speaker into the tanks on the left of the room.>-20 DEX
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>2457402"Where's the project went? I'm sure nothing's gonna happen to you guys, you seem cool."Rolling tech for Sonar
>>2457402"'Don't break them? Why ever not? What's so valuable about their contents? As for you though, you're not really important enough for killing or not killing you to matter. We're here to secure this place."He glances around, rehtorically."I believe we've done that. So what exactly *is* this 'future' plan? Your pal back there talked a lot, but there wasn't a lot of substance. Maybe you're less given to melodrama?"
>>2457432>>2457444"Guess not now tho..."
>>2457402(As an aside, if the tanks should start leaking after Intersect punches a dude into them, use my Firestorm Cannon to sterilise any contents that burst out).
>>2457420[Fail, Pass]Still no power lines, but now you have a working jammer that COULD attach to power lines.>>2457432[Pass, Pass]You punch the man into the tanks shattering one of them. It starts leaking a black, thick fluid onto the floor.>>2457444[Pass]You get a very good look at everything at the room."And why would we tell you anything.">>2457449As the tanks start leaking, you open fire on the contents to prevent any contamination. However...https://youtu.be/k2VhB7vaZI0Warning alarms start blaring across the base. Tim can hear them from his perch in the cube room.<<Warning, Leak Detected. Activating Emergency Sterilization Procedures.>>"Thats why. RUN!"The remainder of the hazmat team start waddling as fast as they can towards the door. Behind you, the large blast door is starting to close.
>>2457474Intersect Thunderbolt recovers and backpedals to the blast door. "Carcer - kill them all!"
>>2457474Hearing the alarms The massive panicer that is Editi cuts the jammer for a moment. "YOU IDIOTS! THIS IS WHY YOU ARE NOT SCIENTISTS! YOU HAVE 6 SECONDS (a turn) TO GET THE HELL UP HERE BEFORE I JUST ROLL RIGHT OUT OF HERE!">>2457457Tommy: "Turtle you're still cool. And if you got a sample of that AO-Base you can expect me to grovel for it. Not even ashamed to say that right now..... Stupid teamwork....."Editi: "IDIOTS!">turning jammer back on.>Waiting a turn to turn off the jammer. After that CP considers leaves after getting nothing.
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>2457474Try to get samples from tank that isn't on fire. Proceeding to escape afterwards.Rolling dex for special actionAgent AI -10 dex
Rolled 62, 29, 60, 40, 77, 67, 76 = 411 (7d100)>>2457474"DAMNIT, GAVIN!">>2457491"Wh- YOU'RE LAYING THIS SHIT ON ME NOW!? FUCK!">Strafe hazmat team with one Metalstorm shot>Strafe tanks with another>Rockets and Firestorm (2 & 3 attacks respectively) to thoroughly incinerate the contents >Use Jump Jets to instantly leap up and clear the blast door."IF YOU'RE GOING TO SCREW US OVER FOR THE SAKE OF GETTING A PITHY ONE-LINER THEN AT LEAST MAKE SURE IT'S A *GOOD* PITHY ONE LINER!"
>>2457518"Fuck off, I'm here to DESTROY EVERYTHING, -not- play detective!">holding the blast door open so that shit doesn't close behind us
>>2457503Noted.>>2457516[Fail]You are collecting samples with your helmet, but this isn't going very fast. All the while the blast door gets closer and closer to closed.>>2457518Killing unarmed scientists and sterilizing tanks is simple game for you. Turtle still has his sample though.>>2457491>>2457558Noted.Marauder and Intersect are outside the blast doors. Turtle make 1 HARD Dex roll to escape.
>>2457596With his suit pinned under the blast door, Gavin looks up and sees an unsuited Elf-man running at him with a helmet full of sloshing black liquid."Nope.">closing door
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>2457516>>2457596Using helmet to collect samples like Stu Pickles.Activating Berserker nanitesAgent AI -10 dexBerserker nanites -10 dex (I forget if its -15)Running to exit
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>2457596Carcer, seeing the same sight as Gavin, has a reaction that might be construed as either less or more heartless, depending on how you look at it.>>2457632"Turtle, I'm not letting you anywhere near us with that shit, I like being alive too much. Don't hate me too much for this, this is for the safety of both of us. You'll probably survive it if it's only one shot...">Aim Firestorm Cannon at Turtle's sample>Sterilise it (+43COM)
>>2457596Waiting the 6 seconds. Editi cuts off the jammer and starts speed rolling for the exit. Editi: "Alright! I'm gone! Thanks for the info on nothing!"Tommy: "Hey turtle. Since you can hear me now. Thanks for helping out. We're going to back out now." >As the link comes back on, and the previously authorized link to marauder comes back on. CP is giving a link back to his feeds, and their reaction is immediate. Tommy: "WAIT WHAT!?"Editi: "Oh.... I should have seen this coming...."Tommy: "TURTLE NO!!!"Editi: ".......... I'm sorry."
>>2457630The door keeps closing at the same rate.>>2457632[Fail]It doesn't matter how hard you run. You just aren't quite fast enough. The blast door shuts.>>2457657[Fail]CYA mode in full effect you attempt to hit Turtle's sample...and miss everything.>>2457699Noted.<<Sterilization procedure initiating.>>>Turtle's COMMS have gone offline.That leaves Marauder and Intersect sitting outside of the blast doors. Alone.Valkyrie: "So hows it going down there? We've finished up top."
>>2457707Marauder stares and takes a deep breath, taken quite aback by the pointless, easily avoidable (yet so absurd as to be darkly comical) demise he'd just witnessed. He was no stranger to death, but what he had just seen was so *stupid* as to even give him pause.He shook his head and opened coms to report."Well... we got the facility all secured. Then a containment breach was set off. We all made it out with no problem, but apparently someone told Turtle they wanted him to collect a sample real bad, because he stayed behind to scoop up AO-Base with his friggen *helmet* and got caught behind the blast doors when the sterilisation went off. I think he's KIA."
>>2457707"Valk, its Interbolt. We're done here. The GI guy you sent tried to make off with some of that alien death crack. It didn't work out for him."
>>2457732>>2457734Valkyrie:"Oh, ok. We'll be down shortly. Set up a defensive perimeter but otherwise it looks clear."MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
>>2457707>>2457732>>2457734>>2457758Tommy: "I..... Wha...... No...... Turtle....."Editi: "Carrier prime to Valkyrie. We have lost a team member due to a containment breach sterilization lock-down. I..... I guess we're done here.....