In the far future, biotechnology advances by leaps and bounds, creating stunning achievements in medical, civil, and military applications. Illness becomes a thing of the past, and genetic modification is as commonplace as cosmetic surgery.However, like all great advances, unchecked progress and experimentation has led to abuse and corruption. Ultra powerful megacorporations that monopolized the latest biotech have risen to be the great powers of the age, waging secret wars of sabotage, espionage, and deceit to get ahead of each other.In order to fuel their rampant growth, megacorps develop lethal diseases and viruses, horrific bio-organic abominations, and ever more exotic genetic modifications to both sell to the highest bidder and unleash upon each other.The rampant proliferation of bioweapons, and the need to contain them, has given rise to a new profession, the BIOWEAPON HUNTER.---Now with a new OP!Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Bioweapon%20Hunter%20QuestOther Quests: https://pastebin.com/eTUmEmRb---You are LEWIS, a Hunter specializing in hunting down biological threats with your T-Doll companion HK!Currently, you were riding in a helicopter with Lucina's parents, Leo and Egan, as Egan performed the final medical checkups on you. Like Mom and Carol, it seemed Leo and Egan were privy to your... status as some sort of Magical Boy/Invader hybrid in a similar vein to Carol. You still weren't quite used to that. Lucina, however wan't present. She had to take her car back to station, after all. Plus, you were sure that Egan wouldn't have wanted her aboard anyways, given the subjects you were discussing. "So, the official story I'll submit is that you suffered from sudden biomod rejection syndrome which required immediate, but specialized treatment by me." Egan drones on as she hands you a lollipop. "I'm a registered biomod technician so all the paperwork will be as genuine as it can get.""Thanks." You mumble. "Anyways, it'll still be about an hour until we reach Raccoon City." Egan shrugs "If you want to take a nap, now's the time."Meanwhile, HK sits close to your side, always on guard. >Ask HK what she was talking to ST-AR about.>Ask Egan more about T-Dolls.>Ask Leo about what Mom was like back in the day.>Other
>>3051478>>Ask Leo about what Mom was like back in the day.
>>3051478>>Ask HK what she was talking to ST-AR about.
>>3051478>>Ask Egan more about T-Dolls.Can we go on a guided tour of the factory that's totally not set up like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory?
>>3051478>Ask HK what she was talking to ST-AR about.Does that mean we have white hair like Carol did back then?
>>3051478>Ask Egan more about T-Dolls.We should go crazy and build our own "magical" team of T-Dolls.
>>3051478>Ask Egan more about T-Dolls.
>>3051478>Ask Leo about what Mom was like back in the day.
>>3051500Let's see what exactly they're made out of first before throwing in magic. We don't need HK making a contract with Loki.
>>3051530I was making a joke about making a team who's teamwork borders on the metaphorical supernatural, not literal supernatural.Although considering some of the Anons in this quest I will not fault you for assuming I meant the literal interpretation of magic.
Poll for you guys.Besides HK which T-Doll would you like to be your partner. For me I would prefer Super SASS. She seem to be a good buddy outside but a cold and calculating killer inside.
>>3051554M-14 or Sten.
>>3051554Grizzly since she's the babby's first 5* for me
>>3051478"So, Auntie Egan." You turn to your super genius scientist. "You were the one who invented T-Dolls, right?""Well, yes and no." Egan shrugs as she casually taps away at her laptop. "Doll technology has always been around, but the AI controlling them was.... rudimentary at best. Only able to follow basic commands and programmed routines. No capability of autonomy. So housework and... 'special services' was all there were good for.""Well, that's not the case now." You look to HK, who just nods silently."Well, that's where I came in, I suppose." Egan says coolly, almost as if she completely disinterested. "I patented the digital mindmap, which increased Doll processing power by orders of magnitude, allowing them to process more advanced algorithms.""And, you licensed the tech out to all the major robotics manufacturers." You conclude. "They were looking for a way to get an edge over the biotech firms." Egan nods. "I suppose you can say I stumbled into an untapped market. I sort of just did it because I thought it would be interesting.">Ask if there's any T-Dolls she personally designed.>Ask how exactly a "digital mindmap" works.>Ask what she thinks of HK.>Other
>>3051598>Ask how exactly a "digital mindmap" works.
>>3051598>>Ask if there's any T-Dolls she personally designed.
>>3051598>>Ask how exactly a "digital mindmap" works.
>>3051598>Ask if there's any T-Dolls she personally designed.
>>3051598>Ask what she thinks of HK.
>>3051598>Ask how exactly a "digital mindmap" works.>>3051568No bulli Sten
>>3051598>Ask how exactly a "digital mindmap" works.>Ask if there's any T-Dolls she personally designed.As dumb as it is, I really can't see any reason why we can't ask both.
>>3051598>Ask how exactly a "digital mindmap" works.Could HK transfer into another body if she wanted to?
>>3051598>>Ask what she thinks of HK.
>>3051598>>>Ask if there's any T-Dolls she personally designed.
>>3051598"So what exactly is this digital mindmap?" You ask. "How does it work?""I'm afraid the specifics are proprietary information." Egan gives you a dull glare. "I can't just go telling anybody about my trade secrets, can I?">Not even to your own honorary nephew?>I'm pretty much a walking secret myself, you know.>Pretty shady stuff involved, huh?>Other
>>3051686>Not even to your own honorary nephew?
>>3051686>>I'm pretty much a walking secret myself, you know.
>>3051686>>I'm pretty much a walking secret myself, you know.Speaking of the secret, we should probably find a nice place to train ourselves, or plan a lot of escape routes if anyone comes knocking.
>>3051686>Pretty shady stuff involved, huh?Does it involve uploading the minds of the terminally ill, or less voluntary minds?
>>3051686>Pretty shady stuff involved, huh?
>>3051686"Auntie, I'm basically a walking secret myself, you know." You point out. "I'm pretty sure I can keep my lips sealed on this.""Hm, well, I suppose." Egan nods and the glances a HK. She raises her hand and makes an odd gesture.HK immediately freezes, stuck in place like a statue."What did you-""Just a little precaution. Don't want T-Dolls knowing too much about their own inner workings, you know?" Egan says calmly. "But how?""It would be silly not to put in a few backdoors in the systems I design." Egan cracks a wry grin. "After all, mad scientists seem to have the bad habit of their creations turning on them.">Makes sense.>I don't want you doing that to HK.>Other
>>3051744>>I don't want you doing that to HK.
>>3051744>I'm pretty sure the big reason why the creation turns on it's creator is due to being treated like garbage>And I don't want you doing that to HK
>>3051744>I don't want you doing that to HK.
>>3051686>I'm pretty much a walking secret myself, you know.
>>3051744"So what's my sister then?"
>>3051744"I don't want you doing that to HK." You glower."Interesting." Egan puts a hand to her chin. "It seems you've formed a sort of emotional attachment with your T-Doll. What exactly do you see HK as?""What would you want to know?" You frown. Auntie Egan was always weird like this."Just a scientist's curiosity." Egan shrugs. >No comment.>She's my T-Doll. Simple as that.>She's my partner. Simple as that.>I see her as a bit of a little sister.>Other
>>3051807>She's my partner. Simple as that.
>>3051807>I see her as a bit of a little sister.
>>3051807>>I see her as a bit of a little sister.
>>3051807>>She's my partner. Simple as that.
>>3051807>She's my partner, and a friend.A compromise. Not as business like as partner, not as intimate as little sister.
>>3051807>She's my partner, and a friend.
>>3051807>She's my partner, and friend.
>>3051807"She's my partner. And a friend." You say simply, crossing your arms. "Interesting. Almost the same exact answer Lucina gave regarding ST-AR." Egan nods and taps away rapidly at her laptop. "It seems that the emotional simulation software packages are working far more effectively than intended-""Auntie." You cough, trying to regain her attention. She was going off track again, as brilliant but eccentric scientists like her were wont to do."Ah, right." Egan doesn't even miss a beat. "I apologize. I'll refrain from using master commands on her in the future. As for your question..."Egan closes her laptop and looks right at you, giving you her full attention. "A human mind, even a simulation of one, isn't something you can simply build out of scratch or conjure from nowhere. You need a starting point. A starting template."Egan points to HK's frozen head. "The secret to the digital mindmap is that it's a neural template based off a complete and thorough scan of a living human's brain activity. This provides us the necessary jumping to point to allow T-Dolls to 'mature' and organically gain combat experience and autonomous function.""And these scans...""Destroy the brain in the process." Egan finishes. "Don't worry, they were all volunteers who understood the consequences. Most were terminally ill while others had differing motivations.""So... HK is a copy of a real person?" You gasp."Not a copy." Egan shakes her head. "Perfect 1:1 transfer of memories is impossible. She's simply based off a template. She may develop behaviors or habits similar to her original donor, but she's not identical in any fashion."You glance back at HK, her emerald eyes still frozen and wide open. >That's pretty amazing.>That sounds wrong on all sorts of levels.>Other
>>3051898>>That's pretty amazing.
>>3051898>That's pretty amazing.
>>3051898>That sounds cool but weird at the same time.I see that you used the Halo method of AI creation.
>>3051898>>That's pretty amazing.I do hope we find the original.Also makes you wonder if they changed her appearance completely, or they just based her appearance off the original.
>>3051910This is roughly how mindmaps in GFL work, too, at least for certain T-Dolls.
>>3051918>This is roughly how mindmaps in GFL work, too, at least for certain T-Dolls.Huh, I did not know that. That's really neat.
>>3051898>That's pretty amazingSo, wait, what was person who was made into sopmod's template like?
>>3051925>inb4 she was the nicest girl ever who would never hurt a fly
>>3051925I just hope they're fine with templates of themselves being used for lewd stuff.
>>3051898"That's, pretty amazing, honestly." You blink. You never would have thought this would be how T-Dolls gained their... well... humanity. "Of course, you can't breathe a word of this to anybody outside the two of us." Egan continues calmly. "Not only would we both get into huge legal trouble, but people don't ask where this T-Doll technology comes from and they certainly don't need to know.""I understand, Auntie." You nod. "Thanks for telling me." "Well, I managed to extract quite a bit of useful data from your vitals, so it's all good." Egan shrugs."Wait what-""With your mother's permission." Egan finishes. Damnit, Mom..."Anyways, I'll unlock HK, unless you have any more questions?" Egan asks. You pause. Well, there was one. You can't help but think. If T-Dolls were based off a human template, then who was HK based off of...?>Ask about HK's "template".>Nah, it doesn't really matter.>Other
>>3051951>Say Auntie, are there any aftermarket upgrades I can give HK? Like maybe some shatter resistant limbs or a plate to mount underneath the skin as an extra piece of armor to protect the chassis?
>>3051951>Nah, it doesn't really matter.Who she was based on doesn't define her in the present.
>>3051951>Nah, it doesn't really matter.
>>3051951>>Nah, it doesn't really matter. It's who she is now that makes her what she is to us.
>>3051951>What was the HK’s “template” like? F to pay respects
>>3051951>Ask about HK's "template".
>>3051951>>Nah, it doesn't really matter.
>>3051951>>Nah, it doesn't really matter.>>3051958416 Mod 3 would be pretty lit
>>3051951>Nah, it doesn't really matter.Would probably just make us sad without any real benefit.
>>3051951Nah, on second thought, the identity of HK's template didn't seem to matter. Honestly, HK was her own 'person' at this point. With her own quirks and experiences. Knowing the person she was based off of just didn't feel relevant at this point."No, I'm good." You say."All right." Egan nods and snaps her fingers. HK suddenly becomes active again as if nothing happened. "Lewis, my GPS is reading that we are nearing our destination." HK informs you."Yeah, we're reaching the outer limits of Raccoon now." Egan points out the window, and sure enough, you could see the city's skyline on the horizon. "Where do want us to land you?">Better head to the office to see what crisis the Boss is dealing with.>You want head back to your apartment to just cool off.>You really, REALLY need a drink right now.>Other
>>3052013True, but there is always the possibility that the original left a recorded message before dying for any of the Dolls made from her.>>3052015>>You really, REALLY need a drink right now.If we have crystaline bioarmor, does that mean we could potentially learn how to bend, reflect, and refract light to make us invisible?
>>3052015>Better head to the office to see what crisis the Boss is dealing with.She seemed kind of mad last time. Let's not keep her waiting too long.
>>3052015>Better head to the office to see what crisis the Boss is dealing with.
>>3052015>>Better head to the office to see what crisis the Boss is dealing with.
>>3052015>Better head to the office to see what crisis the Boss is dealing with.Better get this shit over with.
>>3052015>Better head to the office to see what crisis the Boss is dealing with.No rest for the wicked.>>3052019>not making crystal weapons from our own flesh like spears, swords, or even projectiles.
>>3052015>>Better head to the office to see what crisis the Boss is dealing with.our boss already called for us to take jobs, so no time to waste.
>>3052015"Just drop me off at my office. Can't be on sick leave forever." You sigh. "Right." Egan nods. "You hear him, Leo?""Of course I did. We'll be there in no time!" He replies. Sure enough, it only takes a few minutes for the helicopter to touch down on the office helipad. You give Auntie Egan and Uncle Leo on last farewell wave as you and HK disembark.And, as expected, the Boss is already waiting for you on the helipad. "Uhhhh, hey Boss." You saw awkwardly. "Uh, long time no see?""TOO long!" The Boss grunts and shoves a tablet into your hands. "You're lucky Wesker decided to wire the funds directly to us! It's been keeping us afloat for now, but we. need. jobs. So get on it!" "Right, right." You sigh. Already missing the ranch.Then again, it feels like it's been too long since you've had some proper work. "So what mission will we have?" HK asks curiously."Um, let's find out." You say as you flip through the tablet. REPO MAN: GeneCo has posted an open contract on a customer has refused to repay their loans on several high grade organs he had purchased. The customer in question apparently has underworld contacts and has gone into hiding. Customer must be brought back physically intact. ACADEMIC ESPIONAGE: An anonymous client is seeking the seizure of important data from the Raccoon City University campus. The campus lab in question is under tight security by private forces so caution is advised.WILLAMETTE EXTRACTION: The BSAA is seeking volunteers to accompany an expedition into the Willamette Dead Zone to track down, apprehend, and extract a group of civilians that breached the military perimeter. >REPO MAN>ACADEMIC ESPIONAGE>WILLAMETTE EXTRACTION
>>3052072>>ACADEMIC ESPIONAGETime for disguises.
>>3052072>>WILLAMETTE EXTRACTIONI can't say I like the idea of being a Repo man, or sneaking anywhere. At least this should be straightforward enough with mostly need of combat capability.
>>3052072>>WILLAMETTE EXTRACTIONWe need to pick up as many Megaman costumes as we can, a real mega buster and a beam saber. Also something cute for HK.
>>3052072>WILLAMETTE EXTRACTIONThis sounds like the least morally dubious of the three.
>Anons didn't call HK a little sisterShame on you
>>3052143I want to have a robo waifu. You don't bang your little sister.
>>3052143>Telling your aunt your real feelingsThis is how families get betrayed, one person says too much to another person who was hiding their grudge waiting for the right moment to strike and so on and so on.
>>3052072"Hm, I guess we can do a bit of paid public service." You shrug."BSAA." HK notes as she glances at the mission briefing. "The Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance? What need would they have for Hunters?""Hey, even government agencies need expendable muscle from time to time." You shrug. "Still, the Willamette Dead Zone is not exactly my idea of a nice, chill job to get back in the groove, but we can't ignore the pay they're offering. The Willamette Dead Zone was... not exactly a nice place. It was one of the first, largest, and deadliest biocontainment disasters in the history of the continental United States. Practically overnight, the entire city of over 100,000 people were either dead or shambling horrors wandering the devastated streets, infected by a massive spill of Umbrella T and G viruses. The entire city was swiftly cordoned off by the military, but many of the biotech megacorps blocked the government's plans on bombing the area into ash, citing that even this disaster could yield valuable research data and samples, like some sort of self contained, contaminated ecosystem. Occasionally, science teams would venture in gather data on the long term effects the T and G viruses had on the environment. This naturally led to conspiracy theories that the viruses were deliberately released, and there's been no shortage of crackpot reporters and activists trying to sneak into the ruins of the city to find "evidence". Naturally, most of them didn't even make it past the perimeter, and the few that did were mostly written off as lost.Still, you wondered why the BSAA of all organizations would be going out of their way to rescue a bunch of these idiots. >Go to the Boss to see if you can glean any more details about the BSAA's involvement.>Head to the armory to see if there's any new kit.>Head to lab to see if you can upgrade HK.>Other
>>3052163>Head to lab to see if you can upgrade HK.>Head to the armory to see if there's any new kit.Let's see what new toys there are in store
>>3052163>>Head to lab to see if you can upgrade HK.Time to increase her RAM.
>>3052163>>Head to lab to see if you can upgrade HK.
>>3052163>Go to the Boss to see if you can glean any more details about the BSAA's involvement.
>>3052163>Go to the Boss to see if you can glean any more details about the BSAA's involvement.Maybe also ask if Wesker has been difficult since his promotion.
>>3052163>>Head to the armory to see if there's any new kit.>>Head to lab to see if you can upgrade HK.
>>3052163>Head to lab to see if you can upgrade HK.And did what happened with the biomod Vahlen gave us?
>>3052178Probably waiting for us to assimilate somewhere in the building.
>>3052163"Come on, HK, let's see if Nemo's got any new upgrades for you." You say."Affirmative." HK nods as she follows you down to the lab. "Oh. Lewis. You're alive." Nemo yawns. "Things were getting boring without you here.""Nice to see you too, Nemo." You chuckle."So how's Mom?" She asks almost nonchalantly. "She's fine. Still doing her science." You shrug. "But anyways, I was wondering if there was anything we could do to tune up HK. Feels like she's having trouble keeping up with some of the BOWs we're facing.""Is that so?" Nemo yawns again. "Well, THI did send over some upgrade kits they wanted tested out. Let's see what they've got...>OFFENSE>DEFENSE>SUPPORT
>>3052187>OFFENSEI sure hope the upgrades won't affect their personalities...
>>3052187"Well, I'd like something that would help out HK's offensive capability." You say. "She's a bit limited in what she can output with just what she can conventionally carry, you know?""I completely understand." Nemo nods drowsily as she digs through several boxes. "Hmmmm, I might have a few things we might be able to use..."SIDEARM: Typically, most sidearms are made to be light enough for regular humans to carry and handle. These are the largest limiting factors since increases in caliber in such small weapons make them impractical in combat. T-Dolls, however, have enough strength and resilience to ignore such limitations, allowing them carry sidearms with greater weight and stopping power than conventional handguns.MELEE WEAPON: HK's model line allows for the installation and use of various melee weapons in the event close combat becomes necessary. EXTERNAL WEAPON PACK: HK's model line is compatible with military grade exo-weapons normally reserved for armored BOWs.>SIDEARM>MELEE WEAPON>EXTERNAL WEAPON PACK
>>3052225>MELEE WEAPONAxe, knives, hidden wristblades?
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>3052225Where do I start? They all look so good.
>>3052225>>EXTERNAL WEAPON PACKNothing like a big fuckoff weapon.
>>3052225>>EXTERNAL WEAPON PACK
>>3052231>>3052225>EXTERNAL WEAPON PACKMinigun YES
It's a bit odd to see RE1-era STARS and BSAA in the same time period, considering a number of the first became key members of the second
>>3052225"What about those?" You ask, pointing to a particular set of boxes."Ah, external weapon packs." Nemo nods as she shuffles over. "They were originally designed to be addon weapons to military BOWs. It was exceedingly easy to convert some of them to function with T-Dolls as well."LIBERATOR WRIST ROCKET LAUNCHER: A pair of wrist mounted launchers that can each launch a powerful armor piercing rocket. Highly effective against large, heavily armored targets. However, reach launcher is single use only, and takes a long time to reload. TYPHOON GRENADE LAUNCHING SYSTEM: A backpack mounted grenade launcher that launches grenades over the wearer's shoulder via retractable firing tube. Allows for indirect fire, but the range is relatively short.BARRET HEAVY RIFLE SYSTEM: A backpack mounted 20mm anti-material rifle that can deploy to fire over the user's shoulder. Can provide long range precision fire. However lack of stabilization means loss of accuracy if firing on the move. >WRIST ROCKETS>GRENADE LAUNCHER>HEAVY RIFLE
>>3052264>HEAVY RIFLEShe's already got an underslung grenade launcher.
>>3052264>>GRENADE LAUNCHERIt's tempting to give the enemy a chance to yell WATCH THOSE WRIST ROCKETS, but I'm going with the tube.
>>3052264>>HEAVY RIFLEMobile Artillery
>>3052264Eh fuck it, I'll be the wild card and change my vote to>HEAVY RIFLE
>>3052264>TYPHOON GRENADE LAUNCHING SYSTEM
>>3052264"How about that?" You point to the box holding the Typoon mounted grenade launcher. It never hurt to have a little more access to more boom, especially against swarms of small and fast BOWs. "Ah, the Typhoon." Nemo nods. "I can get started on the installation right now.""Great." You nod. "I appreciate your willingness to upgrade my parameters." HK says as she bows her head to you. "Thank you.""Don't mention it. Gotta make sure that you stay a step ahead of the BOWs we're facing, right?" You grin."Correct." HK nods. "Well, this will take a while." Nemo grunts as she tears the box open. "You can go along and dtake care of some other things while you wait.">You can stay and watch.>Better go catch up with Hank.>Have Artya take a look at Vahlen's biomod kit.>Other
>>3052294>>Have Artya take a look at Vahlen's biomod kit.
>>3052294>Have Artya take a look at Vahlen's biomod kit.
>>3052294>Better go catch up with Hank.
>>3052294>You can stay and watch.
>>3052294>>>Have Artya take a look at Vahlen's biomod kit.
Rolled 17, 4, 14 = 35 (3d20)>>3052294...
>>3052314"All right, I'll leave you to it, then." You say as you take your leave. "I gotta talk with Artya about something, anyways.""See you later." Nemo yawns as she motions for HK to sit down on the work bench. "Now, the system is modular, but we're still going to need to make sure the required firmware is properly installed...."Meanwhile, you remember the military grade biomod that Vahlen provided to you. With Nemo busy tinkering with HK, the only other person in the office with the specialized knowledge about biomods would be Artya, your resident cleaner. You take the elevator down to the sublevel where Artya made herself at home at, Biohazard Disposal. It was here that exotic materials you salvaged or recovered from missions were sanitized, processed, or otherwise destroyed. Artya was currently hacking apart what looked to be a dead Tyrant with a chainsaw, slicing its body apart into more manageable chunks when she catches sight of you. She happily skips over, tapping away at her tablet. HI LEWIS YOU OKAY?"Never better, Artya." You chuckle. Artya then tilts her head to the side, staring at you from behind her biohazard mask before rapidly typing again. YOU SEEM DIFFERENT. DID SOMETHING HAPPEN?>No, nothing at all. >I... got some new biomods...>Other
>>3052315>I... got some new biomods...
>>3052315>>I... got some new biomods...
>>3052315>No, nothing at all.
>>3052315"I... got some new biomods. From Nemo's mom." You say. It wasn't a total lie, and this was your official cover story, after all. You had forgetten how Artya seemed to have a keen nose for biomods. Whether it was some sort of keen talent on her part or some sort of biomod itself, you weren't too sure. You hold out the vial of black liquid, and Artya quickly snatches it up, staring at it with wonder.THIS IS HIGH QUALITY STUFF. WHO'D YOU KILL TO GET IT?"It's payment." You sigh. "I just wanted you to check it out to see if it's legit."Artya nods and types.I CAN DO THAT.Artya shuffles over to her own little "lab", which was a bit more crude and improvised than Nemo's, but the cleaner still somehow seemed to make it work. She places the vial in one of the many machines and presses a few keys on it. SCAN WILL TAKE A WHILE. I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT I FIND."Thanks a lot, Artya." You grin. AND BRING BACK SOME NEW SPECIMENS ALREADY. I'M GETTING BORED."Yeah, yeah." You chuckle at Artya's chiding. "I'll do my best."With your current business done, you head back up to the main office level, where you happen to run into the Boss in the middle of a video call. "Oh, Lewis, just in the nick of time!" The Boss smiles and motions to the main screen. "I was just talking to your BSAA contact on the ground!"On the screen, you could see a dark haired woman, tall and imposing, with one of her arms being a robotic prosthetic. That in itself was odd, considering how easy it was to regrow limbs and organs these days. This suggested this woman in particular either had a certain medical condition, or had a deep mistrust of biotech."Hey there." The woman gives a humorless smile. "Commander Melissa Edwards, BSAA. Looks like we'll be working together in this hellhole here."Well, that was something...>And that's it for tonight! We'll be continuing things on Saturday, so don't miss it!
>>3052334Thanks for the thread, Merc.
>>3052334See you next time boss.
>>3052334So I just realized, everyone was fretting about keeping the whole magical girl/invader thing secret and Egan forging us excuses.Vahlen has straight up Bio Data from right after we manifested.
>>3052577Although she's not as cute as the OG Galil raifu.
>>3051898>"The secret to the digital mindmap is that it's a neural template based off a complete and thorough scan of a living human's brain activity. This provides us the necessary jumping to point to allow T-Dolls to 'mature' and organically gain combat experience and autonomous function.">"And these scans...">"Destroy the brain in the process." Egan finishes.I have walked the edge of the Abyss.I have governed the unwilling.I have witnessed countless empires break before me.I have seen the most courageous soldiers fall away in fear.[I was there with the Angel at the tomb.]I have seen your future.And I have learned.There will be no more Sadness. No more Anger. No more Envy.I HAVE WON.Oh, and your poet Eliot had it all wrong,THIS is the way the world ends.A friend of a friend.
>>3052349Welp, I guess Carol and Lewis should probably prepare their apartment with barricades, hidden armouries, and escape routes when Hunters and Police decide to 'arrest' him on false charges.
>>3052349If Artya can tell, Vahlen definitely knows something’s up. I don’t know why Anon voted for that.
>>3052684There was the whole biomod rejection thing since the magical side was messing with everything since Lewis was out of equilibrium.It does make you wonder what would happen if he had the Invader side first. Would he devolve into a starving Chaos Spawn eating the Viper and the remains of the Invader?
>>3051925In GFL terms, no. She along with AR15 and M16 were created for the sole purpose to protect M4, who was actually a person made into a T-Doll.RO635 is a case where a human's behavioral map is inserted into a T-Doll so she could learn and grow on the way.
When we get free time from missions, and covering our tracks, we should probably practice using our powers.I kinda want to see some more time powers like increasing a weapon's rate of fire by accelerating how fast it operates, making zones of slowed time, or even bringing another person into stopped time.
>>3052334You step out of the helicopter, coming face to face with the Willamette Dead Zone. Well, technically, you were just outside of it, at a military camp placed just outside the perimeter wall that stretched as far as the eye could see. This barrier of armored steel was the last line of defense against the horrors within breaking out, and the first line against those foolish enough to try and sneak into the city. The base itself wasn't anything too special. Just a cluster of prefabricated structures. Barracks, motor pools, a command center, and just about everything else needed to keep a military outpost running. Thankfully, Melissa, the BSAA agent in overall command of this op, had already given you clearance to enter the base.As you step off the helicopter, HK follows close behind, her newly installed Typhoon ordnance dispenser mounted on her back. From what Nemo told you, it was wirelessly connected to HK, allowing her to command the weapon with her own thoughts. You were sure it would become useful."Where shall we proceed?" HK asks.Well, you were supposed to be heading to the muster point where everybody would be briefed. However, you still had a little extra time...>Head to the briefing. >Snoop around a little.>Other
>>3054064>>Head to the briefing.
>>3054064>Head to the briefing.
>>3054064>Head to the briefing.I wonder if pressed for time, HK can punch boulders like Chris Redfield in RE5...
>>3054064>>Head to the briefing.>>3054045>bringing another person into stopped timeThere's quite a few lewd things two people can get done in stopped time before starting up the clock again.
>>3054064>Snoop around a little.
>>3054083If our powers work that way. That's a pretty big if.
>>3054083>>3054108Speaking of which, we should come up with general conditions for when Lewis should use bith of his power sets as the more magical powers are more of a last resort compared to the invader powers.
>>3054064"Come on, let's not miss the briefing." You say as you head over to the muster point. HK merely nods and follows you. Upon reaching the muster point, you could see there was a decent mix of both BSAA personnel and Hunters, both groups being rather easy to distinguish, given the various Hunters didn't have standardized uniforms like these BSAA grunts. And at the head of the gathering was Melissa herself, her arms crossed in a commanding pose and standing on a raised stage, her prosthetic arm and leg unhidden and clear to be seen by all. "Well well, looks like you all decided to show up." Melissa grins. "I suppose you've all gotten the gist of why you're here, so I'll skip straight to the point. This is a search and rescue op for a group of civvies that have broken into the Dead Zone. It's very likely that we'll have to fight whatever the hell's in there, but that's what you Hunters are here for."Melissa points her thumb to the screen behind her, showing a map of the city. "You guys ill be dropped along various points of the Dead Zone. Make some noise and take out some dead fuckers. The idea is to draw them away from the city center so my team can swoop in and get the job done. Any questions?"Well, that seemed.... simple enough. However, you could see quite a few of the gathered Hunters murmuring to each other. There was one thought going through all their minds, you could tell.>So we're basically just your expendable muscle?>Stay quiet.>Other
>>3054161>>Stay quiet.Seems pretty standard fare so far.
>>3054161>How long have the civvies been in the Dead Zone?This question will determine how much risk we're going to have to take in order to lure away them zombies.
>>3054161You don't say anything, and neither do any of the other Hunters, and Melissa continues on. "You'll be dropped at various points around the city. Just do your thing and don't get yourself killed."You glance at the map to look at the deployments. You immediately saw that the BSAA was focusing their search efforts around the Willamette wall, a sprawling mini-city in itself, while the Hunters were being distributed among various strategic points around the city. As you look around, you could already see some Hunters grouping up in pairs or small squads. Given the nature of this mission, cooperation was natural, but then again, these guys were just as much rivals as they were colleagues...>Maybe you should join up with a group.>HK is all you need.>Other
>>3054259>>HK is all you need.Lots more leeway when it comes to power usage if it ever comes to it.
>>3054259>Maybe you should join up with a group.This is a loud mission, we'll do better if we add our voices to a choir.
>>3054259>HK is all you need.
>>3054259>Maybe you should join up with a group.
>>3054259>>HK is all you need.No need to get tangled up with others when our priority is survival of ourselves.
>>3054259You don't approach any of the Hunter groups. You feel confident enough with HK watching your back, and you didn't fully trust all these guys, either. HK thankfully is pretty useful in here, as her cold stare seems to ward away anybody thinking about approach you two. You take the time to examine the map for all of the strategic drop points. There was the suburbs, which afforded a nice combination of cover and open space, favoring midrange battle. However, the tight clusters of houses also made it a good place for hostiles to hide, making every corner a potential ambush. Then there was the Willamette Zoo and park. This area was generally wide open, giving good range and sightlines. However, there were rumors of particularly large and nasty monsters roaming that area. The remains of the animals that had once called the place home. Finally, there was the downtown area. A thick, tightly clustered center of multistory buildings and towers. It was a veritable maze, and one of the thickest concentrations of BOWs. But the roofs there provided relative safety from them, apart from any nasty surprises. And well... there was the mall itself the BSAA was heading too. Something seemed off about this whole thing, honestly. This wasn't the first time some naive punks snuck into the Dead Zone. Why was the BSAA making such a fuss about this particular incident? Maybe that area warranted investigation?>Suburbs>Park>Downtown>Mall>Other
>>3054339> MallThe only other option that sounds interesting is the Zoo.
>>3054339>DowntownJust close enough to the Mall without being at the mall, if we're lucky we might find out by pure accident what the fuck is really going on.
>>3054339>>DowntownVantage point from above + plenty of targets seems like a great place to use grenades in.
>>3054339>MallM-maybe we can take hk shopping?
>>3054373>I survived Willamette Mall and all I got was this lousy shirt
>>3054339"HK." You whisper to your android partner. "Something's up here. I think we should check out why the BSAA is so interested in the Mall.""Affirmative." HK nods. "However, we won't be able to insert directly on the Mall for obvious reasons. We will need to find an alternate entry.""Any suggestions?" You ask HK."The only two alternatives would be to make our way to the Mall overland, either by foot or on vehicle. Or, we enter Willamette's underground sewer system and enter from there. I already have the blueprints downloaded."Hm, well, going overland was simple like HK said, but it would definitely attract attention. Especially the human kind. Sure, organization may break down the moment contact with the enemy was made, but still, it was risk.But then again, the sewers weren't a great option, either. Nobody knew the status of the underground tunnels, and it was very likely they were infested with infected residents and... whatever the hell else was living down there...>Go overland.>Go through the sewers.>Other
>>3054400>>Go through the sewers.I hope there's a bonus for this inspection.
>>3054400>Go through the sewers.I sure hope we can fight a Sewer Shark!
>>3054400>Go through the sewers.
>>3054400>>Go through the sewers.
>>3054400"We'll head through the sewers." You say. "Better not to attract the wrong kind of attention." "Affirmative." HK nods. "What sort of loadout will you be bringing? You should expect lots of close combat."Hm, that's true. You'd have to consider what to use...>Stick with the trust AR.>Nothing clears tunnels like a good old shotgun.>An SMG for maximum bullet spray.>Other
>>3054456>Nothing clears tunnels like a good old shotgun.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_hRdF0_r-Q
>>3054456>>Nothing clears tunnels like a good old shotgun.Welp, if we're going tunneling, then shotgun is best.
>>3054456>>An SMG for maximum bullet spray.
>>3054456>Nothing clears tunnels like a good old shotgun.SHAWTGAWN!
>>3054456>Nothing clears tunnels like a good old shotgun.
>>3054456>An SMG for maximum bullet spray.For HK's next upgrade, how about a backup body for her to transfer to if she ever sustains extreme damage? Something small enough for her to easily carry around, and have some form of self defense capabilities.Like a Dinergate!
>>3054467My vote is on the Tarantula only because it looks cool to me.
>>3054467As long as said backup manages to keep her beret, or gets a small matching beret.
>>3054456You pick out the shotgun. Nice, reliable, and deadly effective in close quarters. It would do for this particular mission. "It looks like everybody is moving out." HK points out. Sure enough, all of the BSAA personnel and Hunters were boarding various jeeps and trucks, ready to head out to the singular gate leading into the dead zone. You and HK hurry over to claim a vehicle. From the remaining vehicles, you could see tiny and fast ATVs, several light, open topped jeeps, or their larger, fully enclosed and armored utility vehicles. >ATV>Jeep>Armored Transport>Other
>>3054505>ATVEasier to get where we need to quickly.
>>3054505>>Armored TransportSince we're going in heavy it's only logical to ride safely.
>>3054456>>OtherSlicecycle, two Light Sabers, and a real mega buster.
>>3054505Does any of these have a remote control HK could link with? Because we are probably not taking the vehicle into the sewers.
>>3054505Looks like we got a mix of votes so we'll have a quick runoff!>Jeep>ATV
>>3054542>JeepLet's not have HK behind the wheel this time.
>Tfw we are drifting and blasting initial D being chased by thousands of hostile BOWs. >Tfw they can't match us
>>3054542"Come on, HK!" You wave for her to follow you to one of the remaining ATVs. Being small and light, it could go practically anywhere at a reasonable speed. With the tradeoff of having pretty much zero protection, but still, speed was a form of armor, right?And it had enough space to hold two people. One driver and one passenger, who could double as a gunner. "Affirmative." HK nods. "Will you be driving?">You'll drive.>HK will drive.
>>3054615>>You'll drive.HK you man the rear..
>>3054615>>You'll drive.If we're desperate, we could always form up some adhoc bioarmor for some extra protection
>>3054615>You'll drive.I'm oddly reminded of how shit the Marine AI was in the Halo series but god tier when it came to shooting.The reason why I'm bringing it up is because HK crit failed the last driving segment. And because the AI creation method is similar to Halo's method of Smart AI creation.How much do you wanna bet HK's gonna crit success the shooting segment?
>>3054629>How much do you wanna bet HK's gonna crit success the shooting segment?I'm half expecting her to launch a grenade directly infront of us and it going off right as we drive over it, honestly.
>>3054615>You'll drive.Otherwise, we'd be going "All you had to do, HK, was follow the damn train!"
>>3054615"All right everyone, we're moving out!" Melissa barks over the radio. "Head to your assigned sectors and raise some hell!"There's a scattering of cheers and shouts as the gate into the Dead Zone swings open. Soon enough, dozens of vehicles scatter and disperse across the landscape, moving at full speed. Almost instantly, you could hear gunfire from the more trigger happy Hunters as they make good on their promise to create a ruckus. "Lewis, I've run a scan on the map of the area." HK says calmly. "I've found two possible points of entry.""Really? Where?" You ask as concentrate on the controls of the ATV. It didn't have much suspension so you had to be careful not to flip or roll it over. "There's a service manhole two kilometers from here that we can enter, but we won't be able to take the vehicle with us." HK explains. "There's a drainage channel closer to the city center that leads directly into the underground sewers, and it's large enough to accomodate our vehicle, but we'll have a farther distance to drive.">Enter through the manhole.>Enter through the drainage channel.>Other
>>3054676>Enter through the drainage channel.
>>3054676>Enter through the drainage channel.I just hope the waste water doesn't completely ruin our clothes.
>>3054676>Enter through the drainage channel.I'm half tempted to specify that we go on foot in the Drainage Channels but then I realized that if it's big enough to fit our ATV in then there's probably big enough things in there than can outrun us if we were on foot.
>>3054676>Enter through the manhole.
>>3054676>>Enter through the drainage channel.So any ideas on Lewis' appearance?
>>3054693Probably looks like a male version of Alice with a few details from his dad.
>>3054693I can see him with stubble and short black hair
>>3054676You see HK's arm point in the direction to go and you veer your ATV to match the heading before throttling up at full speed.Your little ATV blasts forward across the desolated landscape, heading right into hell itself.>Roll 120
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>3054721
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>3054721You mean 1d20 right M8?>>3054722wew
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>3054721
>>3054722>>3054727Don't we have a Fate point now that Loki's with us?
>>3054722Time to armour up.
>>3054722Uh oh! That 1 puts the roll down to an 8, which isn't good for you! Would you like use your TIMESTOP to perform a reroll?>Y>N
>>3054734>NLets save it for when we really beef it
>>3054734YLet's see if everything touching us keeps moving.
Rolled 16, 5, 13 = 34 (3d20)>>3054734...
>>3054734>>YWe get one per session, so sure.
>>3054734Can Loki physically manifest yet? Because I just want Lewis to be randomly sitting in a chair petting a cat sometimes.
>>3054758"Lewis, we have incoming." HK warns you. "Infected?" You ask."No. Hunters." HK states. "Two closed top jeeps and one motorcycle closing in from behind."You take a quick glance over your shoulder, and sure enough, you can see three vehicles approaching from behind, and you were getting the ugly feeling that they were tailing you. "Driving behavior is suspicious. Threat index at 36%." HK states. "What is the course of action?">Fire on them and scare them off.>Try to shake them off.>Try to outrun them. >Just wait and see what they do.>Other
>>3054769>>Try to outrun them.
>>3054769>Try to outrun them.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmIgFU42DOgIT'S TIME MY NIGGERS
>>3054769>Try to outrun them.
>>3054769>>Try to shake them off.
>>3054769>>Try to outrun themhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siwpn14IE7E
>>3054769>Try to shake them off.
Rolled 9, 7, 14, 5 = 35 (4d20)>>3054769You rev the engine and push the throttle. Your ATV was light and fast, and should be able to outrun the heavier jeeps. The motorcycle would probably be a tougher bet, but you had to try. You were in no mood for a confrontation right now.>Roll 1d20+1
Rolled 4 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>3054797
Rolled 6 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>3054797
Rolled 7 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>3054797
Rolled 2 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>3054797
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>3054797
>>3054797Uh oh, you unfortunately won't be outrunning these guys! Would you like to use your TIMESTOP?>Y>N
>>3054804>>NGotta keep that secret.
>>3054804>NWe still got the power of HK on the back with guns.
>>3054804One of the jeeps begins to fall behind, but the other jeep and the motorcycle manage to keep pace, with the motorcycle actually gaining steadily. Looks like you weren't going to be getting away from these guys any time soon. "Orders, Lewis?" HK asks as she flicks the safety of her rifle off. Up ahead, you could see the ground dipping down into a large, concrete drainage channel, the structure leading to your destination. >Tell her to open fire. >Try to lose them in the sewers.>See what they want.>Other
>>3054817>Try to lose them in the sewers.They'll be forced to go single file if they continue to chase us.
>>3054817>Try to lose them in the sewers.Don't suppose our transformation abilities go over our clothes rather than just our flesh.Ah jeez, we gotta be concerned of our transformations ruining our clothes unlike Carol.
>>3054817>>Try to lose them in the sewers.
>>3054817>>Try to lose them in the sewers.Could always go for a cool sleek helmet/mask made our of crystal carapace as our signature look.>>3054821Until Lewis learns how to freely transform properly, I don't think he'll be going around town buck naked while saving a lot of money on clothes.
>>3054817>Try to lose them in the sewers.
>>3054817>Tell her to open fire.
>>3054824Who says we can't have our natural protection underneath Lewis' clothes?
Rolled 2, 14, 10 = 26 (3d20)>>3054817"Just keep an eye on them. We're going to try and lose them through the sewers!" You grunt as you pull on the steering yoke of the ATV, veering to the right and straight towards the drainage channel. >Roll 1d20
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>3054836
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>3054836
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>3054836wew>>3054841my sides are in orbit
>>3054841I say fuck it, Timestop it, and try to make subtle changes
>>3054841Man, things just aren't looking good for you today!Would you like to use TIMESTOP to reroll it?>Y>N
>>3054846>NCalling it now, we waste the reroll and get either fucked over by ANOTHER nat 1 or come across a BOW that fucks us up due to shit rolls from both us and HK.
>>3054846>>YIt's clear why Lewis got this ability at this point. God knows how many times he would've died with his luck without magic to survive it.
It just keeps happening!>>3054846>Y
>>3054846>YTime to test out what gets affected by our abilities.
>>3054836>Y I think the RNG gods are trying to tell us something.
>>3054852Maybe our invader abilities will show their worth and be more active in the upcoming parts.
>>3054862yeah stop using 4chan's dice.
>>3054846All right, looks like we're going for it! Let's give this another go!>Roll 1d20
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>3054885
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>3054885
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>3054887>>3054885Fucking damnit, dropped my dice.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>3054885Here comes the snow
>>3054889At least we’re even.
>>3054885https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_pAa9252UoActing on a hunch, you activate your Time Stop ability, the entire worldly seemingly freezing all around you. And it's then that you see it. A path that you can take to vault over a pile of wrecked vehicles and land right into the drainage channel, completely bypassing the obstacle. Your pursuers would have no choice but to stop or go around this particular hazard, giving you the time you would need to shake them off in the sewers. At least, that was the idea. Satisfied, you let time flow again, the color and sound rushing back to like a tsunami. You veer your ATV further to the right, running it straight off an angled, makeshift ramp of boards. The ATV jostles and jumps, and there's a brief feeling of weightlessness as the vehicle gangs some airtime before slamming back down onto the concrete channel with a loud THUD.You don't even bother checking if pursuit behind you as you throttle up and rocket the ATV into the sewer system proper, your vision immediately going dark. "Enemy pursuit broken." HK reports. Well, you may have escaped from set of enemies, but you're plunging into the den of another. Frying pans and fire, they say...>And that's it for tonight! Next thread is this Friday, so don't miss it!
>>3054897Thanks for the run OP!
>>3054897See you next time, boss.
>>3054897My only hope is to witness HK punch boulders Chris Redfield style.And have a good one Merc. See ya around.
>>3054897Thanks for the thread, Merc.Can't wait to see Lewis' other powers.