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!Honestly, you figured taking a "consulting" job for the RCPD would be a pretty chill and laid back assignment, but it was nothing of the sort. Once you had finally gotten back home, you simply collapsed on your bad through sheer exhaustion.Then again, Lucina being in charge of the whole thing may have contributed to your fatigue. She could certainly be a slave driver when she wanted to be. It's already well into the next day when you wake up, your vision cloudy. Ready to greet you is...>HK>Carol>Mom>Other
>>3265643>MomTime for relationship advice?
>>3265643>HKMerc you tweeted the wrong link you doofus.
>>3265643>>MomDammit Merc, your Twitter links to the wrong quest!
>>3265673Doh! Accidentally got the wrong tab!
>>3265643And, as your vision clears up, you see Mom's familiar visage looking over you, with an expression that seems to be some odd mix of frustration and worry. "Morning." She says simply. >Oh, hey Mom.>Gah! What the hell are you doing here?!>That's not funny, Carol.>Other
>>3265717>>That's not funny, Carol.
>>3265717>Oh, hey Mom.
>>3265717>Gah! What the hell are you doing here?!
>>3265717>>Gah! What the hell are you doing here?!
>>3265717>That's not funny, Carol.
>>3265717>Gah! What the hell are you doing here?!Time for beach episode?
>>3265717>Oh, hey Mom
>>3265717"That's not funny, Carol." You mumble as you pull your blanket back over your head. Your sister was always playing pranks like this on you-However, you feel a sharp pain in your ear for a split second before your crystal skin instinctively kicks in, and you yelp loudly as you're practically pulled out of bed by the ear. "Honestly, after all this time you should at least have learned how to tell me apart from Carol." Mom grunts, giving you steady glare. At that moment, the door is kicked in as HK enters, her rifle raised and ready, but hesitates when she sees Mom."HK! Stand down!" You say quickly, and she instantly lowers her weapon. "I detected an abnormal sound." HK explains. "You should have notified me of visitors."Wait, that meant HK was on alert mode and if that was the case..."Mom, did you sneak in here?" You groan."Old habits are hard to break." Mom shrugs nonchalantly. "Besides, I'm pretty sure they've got surveillance on your front door, anyways, so better safe than sorry."Yep. Same old paranoid Mom."Okay, then what are you here for?" You ask as you rub the sleep out of your eyes. "You don't come visiting unless it's something serious.""Let's just say, you're going to get a job soon at a nice, remote tropical island." Mom turns away as you get yourself dressed. "Courtesy of your friends in Umbrella.""I'm guessing it's not an all expenses paid vacation." You grimace."Not at all. I don't know the details, but I do know Wesker is going to be there." Mom explains. "He'll be leaving the safe confines of Umbrella HQ, which is the perfect opportunity for me to... talk with him.""Like TALK talk? Or just shoot him the face talk?" You raise a suspicious eyebrow. "Whichever one gets the answers I need." Mom says sternly. "Someone's been snooping around old Magic War files, hitting up some of my buddies. This Wesker guy's my only lead right now.""Are you proposing that you accompany us on this job?" HK asks. "Something like that." Mom nods.>Not like I can say no to you.>Hold on a sec there, I can't possibly do that!>Other
>>3265834>Not like I can say no to you.
>>3265834>something like that or exactly that? If you do come along you're going to out yourself and me unless you're damn careful. Carol too.
>>3265834>Not like I can say no to you.She'd probably sneak her way in either way.
>>3265834>>Not like I can say no to you.Welp, fun times it is then. Honestly though it's not like we would say no when she needs us.
>>3265834>>Not like I can say no to you.
So where does Lewis fall in the scale of mundane and ACTIONY type of Resident Evil protagonists?
>>3265834"Well, it's not like I can say now to you." You groan. "You'll find a way to sneak in with or without us, right?""That's my son." Mom grins as she pats you on the shoulder. "Don't worry, sneaking is the second best thing I'm at.""And the best thing?" You ask, already suspecting the answer."Blowing shit up, of course." Mom giggles. Yep. "I don't think this is a wise course of action, Lewis." HK notes as her eyes scan Mom. "Something like this would be a breach of professional trust." "Trust me, HK, pissing off Mom is worse than pissing off any megacorp." You assure her. "Best to just let her do her thing.""I know what I'm doing, you don't have to worry." Mom smiles and then frowns as she glares at you again and grabs your hand, tracing her finger across your palm. "Something's changed about you, hasn't there?" She asks grimly.>Tell her about your little... mutation.>She doesn't need more things to worry about right now.>Other
>>3265911>>Tell her about your little... mutation.It's totally beneficial, honest!
>>3265911>>Tell her about your little... mutation."I'm going out with Lucina!....Oh wait, you meant the actual changes?"
>>3265911>>Tell her about your little... mutation.100% sure not being forthright with her is suicide anyway
>>3265911>Tell her about your little... mutation.
>>3265911>>Tell her about your little... mutation.Does she mean our new biomod or am I forgetting something?
>>3265927Reminder to have Lewis avoid sex like the plague until she learns the truth even if she's making horrifically obvious signs. Last thing we need are super sperm that eat through protection.>>3265911>Tell her about your little... mutation.Do we need a demonstration?
>>3265911Urgh, the spam filter is acting up so I had to post the update as an image!
>>3266007>You should at least tell her about Lucina.
>>3266007>Let mom leave
>>3266007>You want to know what she's been up to
>>3266007>Let Mom leave
>>3266007>>You want to know what she's been up to
>>3266007"Um, Mom, before you go, there' something I have to tell you." You blurt. "Wha't is it?" Mom pauses and turns her head."Me and Lucina uh... sorta have a thing now." You reveal to her."A... thing?" Mom pauses until horror creeps in on her expression. "Oh goddamnit.""Come on, Mom, it's not bad-""Look, I won't make you break up with her anything." Mom cuts you off. "I just want to make sure you understand, the way you are, you've got some real serious shit hiding in that body of yours. What are you gonna say to her?">I'll tell Lucina. >I'll tell her when we're ready.>She doesn't need to know.>Other
>>3266082>I'll tell her when we're ready.
>>3266082>>I'll tell her when we're ready.This involves everyone. Carol, Alice, Nemo, and even their parents.
>>3266082>>I'll tell her when we're ready.
>>3266082>I'll tell her when we're ready.>I'd have to tell to anyone I end up with, and of all those people Lucina is going to be the most understanding
>>3266082>>I'll tell her when we're ready.I do like how >>3266092 suggests approaching it
>>3266082>>I'll tell her when we're ready.Only if (or when) it gets serious
>>3266082>I'll tell her when we're ready.Just imagine "the talk" we'll be receiving.>Leo gives Lewis the overprotective dad treatment >Egan goes over all of Lucina's stats>Alice gives Lucina a 'scare them straight' talk about what will happen if she ever betrays the family
>>3266082>I'll tell her when we're ready.I'm late, but...>Someone's been snooping around old Magic War files, hitting up some of my buddies.This could be Lucina, she was suspicious about Alice's non-existent record.
>>3266082"I'll tell her when we're ready." You assure Mom. "Not a moment sooner or later.""Then I'll trust you to know when." Mom nods reluctantly. "But don't go crying to me if you screw it up.""But isn't that what moms are for?" You counter. "Fucking hell." Mom groans as she gives a slight grin and waves before sliding the balcony door open and leaping over the railing. HK fidget at the sight."My logic circuits still can't quite process that." She remarks."Yeah yeah, let's just get going." You sigh. The apartment was oddly quiet though, and you realize that Carol wasn't around. While she didn't always come over, she did it often enough that the times she was absent were pretty noticeable. >Call up Carol and see what she's up to.>Maybe grab a cup of joe with Hank.>You should head for the office.>Other
>>3266131>You should head for the office.
>>3266131>>Call up Carol and see what she's up to.
>>3266131>>Call up Carol and see what she's up to.>>3266100"You know that time we did that stupid bet as to see who could go deepest in the old abandoned mines, but saw that monster? Carol was the monster, and didn't want us to get hurt."
>>3266131>Call up Carol and see what she's up to.
>>3266131>Call up Carol and see what she's up to.I'm assuming we're going to tell Carol the news?
>>3266131>>Call up Carol and see what she's up to.>>3266155She should tell her we're pregnant.
Should we buy HK a swimsuit?Actually, can she swim?
>>3266131You try to dial up Carol just to check up on her. Sure she was perfectly capable of taking care of herself, but you couldn't help but fret over what she might be up to. She was always a bit too carefree...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>3266193
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>3266189Maybe if she was buoyant enough, though her metal skeleton and internal parts may just cause her to sink like a rock.>>3266193
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>3266193>>3266194welp
>>3266200She's a powerful puffball of luck
>>3266194But what does it mean.
>>3266193"Hiiiiiiii~!" Carol chimes as she answers your call. "What's up, Lewie?""Oh, uh, I was jut wondering where you went. You're not at my apartment this morning." You say."Awwwww, you miss me already? That's so sweet!" Carol giggles. "But anyways, I'm totally fine! I got invited to a big tropical cruise thing with some of my modeling friends so we're out at sea at the moment!""Huh, what a coincidence." You mutter, remembering Mom's warning Umbrella would be sending you somewhere tropical. "What was that?" Carol asks as a loud horn blares in the background. "Oh, nothing. It's good to hear you're doing okay." You respond. Lewwwiiie, did something happen?" Carol asks.Damn, your sister was sharp as ever.>Nothing you need to worry about.>Oh, Mom paid me a visit.>Other
>>3266209>Oh, Mom paid me a visit.
>>3266209>>Nothing you need to worry about.Eh, I'd rather not say much over unsecure lines.
>>3266209>>Nothing you need to worry about.
>>3266209>>Nothing you need to worry about.I'm just pregnant. Lucina is the father.
>>3266209>Nothing you need to worry about.
>>3266209>>>Nothing you need to worry about.
>>3266209>>Oh, Mom paid me a visit.
>>3266209"Ah, it's nothing you need to worry about." You respond. "Just go enjoy your trip.""Okaaaaay! Bye!" Carol says cheerfully as you hang up. "It sounded like she was enjoying herself." HK observes as you put your phone away."Yeah, well, that's kind of the point of cruises." You shrug. "I see." HK pauses for a moment. >They're overrated in my opinion.>Sounds like you want to go.>Other
>>3266271>They're overrated in my opinion.
>>3266271>>Sounds like you want to go.
>>3266271>>They're overrated in my opinion.
>>3266271>Sounds like you want to go.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3266271All right, rolling it off!1. Overrated2. Go
>>3266341"Honestly, cruises are overrated in my opinion." You shrug. "Just glorified floating hotels that cost a whole ton more.""Of course." HK nods. "But that is irrelevant since we are on the clock, aren't we?""Ah shit, we're gonna be late." You groan as you remember the time. "Come on, let's get go!"By the time you reach the office, you can already tell that there was a big job in the pipe, as the Boss is already on the main floor with a big smile on her face. Hank was off on the side grumbling as he was typing away at his desk, filling out a bunch of e-forms as G kept a close eye on him."Lewis! There you are!" The Boss says happily. "Let me guess. We got a big job." You say."Wow, it's like you read my mind!" The Boss laughs. "The client's hooked up in the conference room. He wants to talk to you directly about the job!""All right, I'm going, I'm going." You nod as you head over to the conference room, HK following you closely."Greetings, Lewis." Wesker's electronic face smiles smugly as you enter. "It seems you're doing rather well.""Never a dull day." You shrug. "So what's this about?""Well, there's a certain job that is uniquely suited for your... talents." Wesker starts, his eyes still hidden behind those damn sunglasses. "I'm not sure if you've been keeping up with the business news, but Umbrella has recently bought out InGen and we are currently appropriating all of their assets for liquidation.""And let me guess, they got a bunch of BOWs sitting around that need to be taken care of?" You sigh."In a way." Wesker's smile widens. "You see, one of InGen's revenue streams is based on growing recreations of extinct beasts. However, their business model was rather flawed. Umbrella is interested in InGens intellectual property, but we have no use their silly sideshows and potential liabilities."The screen then converts into a map, showing a large, tropical island."This is Rockfort Island, one of the assets we obtained." Wesker explains."Wait a minute..." You narrow your eyes as you get a read of the facilities. "Is that a...?""Artificial nature preserve and seaside resort." HK states. "Primary attractions consist of guided tours to view extinct fauna.""It was rather easy to acquire after some rather tragic accidents in the park." Wesker shakes his head. "We at Umbrella are concerned for the safety of our employees and the public, so the Board has come to the regretful decision to terminate all unnatural life on the island. That's where you come in.">Sounds simple enough.>You're just gonna kill them all just like that?>Other
>>3266389>Sounds simple enough.Oh God, did we go from Resident Evil to Dino Crisis?!? What next, Parasite Eve?
>>3266389>You're just gonna kill them all just like that?
>>3266389>>You're just gonna kill them all just like that?If this island has nobody on it, does that mean we can finally go full strength with Lewis' powers?
>>3266389>You're just gonna kill them all just like that?>>3266399>Dino CrisisInGen is from Jurassic Park. Funny, you'd think Umbrella would want the Security Division's attempt at weaponizing the dinos.
>>3266389>Sounds simple enough.
>>3266389>>You're just gonna kill them all just like that?They could easily re-purpose the dinos couldn't they?
>>3266389>>Sounds simple enough.
>>3266389"You're just gonna kill them all just like that?" You pause."Please, it's not like these creatures are real animals." Wesker chuckles in amusement. "They are shades, mere imitations conjured deep from a man's imagination. Think of them as nothing more as the BOWs you already exterminate without question." "You mentioned they were a potential liability?" HK asks."Correct. Being made to imitate wild animals as much as possible, the park attractions ended up being just as dangerous as any wild animal." Wesker explains. "The Board has no interest in keeping these creatures alive, and does not have the patience to starve them out. That's where you Hunters come in. Unless you would rather decline?""I doubt my Boss would approve of that." You sigh."That's the spirit." Wesker nods. "Just as warning, Umbrella personnel will also be on site to survey the island and make an accounting of all of InGen's hard assets located there. Please do not disturb their work, but at the same time to not let any of them come to harm.""Of course." You reply."And, on that note, there's a bit of a more... personal request." Wesker's grin falters for a bit. "Our mutual friend Dr. Vahlen wants to collect field samples of the attractions, especially the more... savage ones. She's specifically requested your escort."Vahlen, huh? Why did she want to get involved in all of this?>You guess you can do a favor for Vahlen.>You're not in a mood to babysit.>Other
>>3266459>You guess you can do a favor for Vahlen.
>>3266459>>You guess you can do a favor for Vahlen.
>>3266459>that should not be a problem
>>3266459>>You guess you can do a favor for Vahlen.Uh... sure? More money sounds nice when the request doesn't look too fishy. So long as she is collecting samples only on the stuff we capture and not Lewis himself anyways...
>>3266459>>You guess you can do a favor for Vahlen.I want to say no because we're gonna have to fight a t-rex.But I'm going to say yes because she's gonna go do it anyways and probably get killed.And I want to fight a t-rex.
>>3266459>You're not in a mood to babysit.
>>3266459>>You guess you can do a favor for Vahlen.Gotta admit, I'm curious as to what she wants. She seems to be playing her own game here. Frankly, I'm anticipating a massive Gambit Pileup later on.
>>3266459>You guess you can do a favor for Vahlen.I'm assuming that she's here trying to make her own Nemesis. Can't wait to see how clingy the spawn will be to their 'Mother'.
>>3266459>For extra bonus only.
>>3266459>>>You guess you can do a favor for Vahlen.
>>3266474If Alice is coming with us, she better bring some of her old Magical Girl War era weapons since we're dealing with Dinos.
>>3266459"Well, doesn't change what I have to do, right?" You shrug. "I guess I can do a favor for her.""Excellent." Wesker's smile widens. God the fucker was always so creepy. "The travel arrangements have been made already. You only need to report to the Raccoon City Airport. Our contact will be there to receive you." "Got it." You nod. "And do bring proper protection. The tropics can be a hostile place." Wesker wryly notes. "Until then."And Wesker's face winks out. "Hm." You pause to think. "HK, how are you rated for tropical environments? All that humidity can't be good for you.""As long as my exterior skin remains undamaged, it should be a sufficient shield against unwanted moisture." HK informs you. "And since I have much higher temperature tolerances, I do not require specialized clothing." "Well, good to know." You nod. >Talk to the Boss and Hank about what Umbrella is up to.>Head to the armory to get your gear picked out.>Have Nemo do a quick checkup on HK.>Other
>>3266538>Have Nemo do a quick checkup on HK.
>>3266538>Head to the armory to get your gear picked out.
>>3266538>>Head to the armory to get your gear picked out.Do we need to field test our new cannon?
>>3266538>>Head to the armory to get your gear picked out.
>>3266538>>Talk to the Boss and Hank about what Umbrella is up to.
>>3266538>Talk to the Boss and Hank about what Umbrella is up to.
>>3266538>>Have Nemo do a quick checkup on HK.
>>3266538All right, looks like we'll have to do a little runoff vote!>Have Nemo do a quick checkup on HK.>Head to the armory.
>>3266572>Have Nemo do a quick checkup on HK.
>>3266572>>Have Nemo do a quick checkup on HK.
>>3266572>Head to the armory.
>>3266572>>Head to the armory.
>>3266572>>Have Nemo do a quick checkup on HK.Eh, sure why not. We're going to go to the armory anyway.
>>3266572You first decide to stop by Nemo's lab. HK was acting a bit strangely lately, and it's been a while since she had a proper checkup, so you figure now was a good time as any to pay a visit to Nemo. Nemo was practically asleep on her work table with her usual lack of grace. You lean over and softly ruffle her hair to get her attention."Morning, Lewis." Nemo mumbles as she rubs her eyes. "Morning, Nemo." You continue ruffling Nemo's messy hair. "Hey, you think you can do a quick diagnostic on HK?""Um, sure thing." Nemo yawns and bats your hand away. "HK, you know the drill.""Affirmative." HK nods as she settles into her storage coffin, closing her eyes as she goes into debug mode. "So, is there anything you want me to look for?" Nemo asks. "Otherwise I'm just going to do the usual.">Just do a regular checkup.>She's actually been behaving oddly now.>Other
>>3266615>>Just do a regular checkup.
>>3266615>She's actually been behaving oddly now.I'm interested in her original.
>>3266615>Just do a regular checkup.
>>3266615>>She's actually been behaving oddly now.
>>3266615>She's actually been behaving oddly now.
>>3266615"She's actually been behaving oddly lately." You note as lines of code flood Nemo's work screen. "This might sound a bit crazy, but I think she stalks me when we're not together.""Hmmmmm." Nemo frowns. "What happened?""I'm pretty sure I caught her tailing me when I went out without her." You explain, "Honestly, it's a bit unnerving.""Hmmmm, okay." Nemo nods. "So that either means there's an unintended fault in her partnership protocols, or it may be something to do with her original mindmap donor. I can fix the former, but I can't do anything about the latter.""Damn." You sigh."Hmmmm, and the diagnostics are showing all systems green and all files intact. As far she's concerned, she working as intended." Nemo frowns. "It may be that we have to monitor her thought processes in real time. I can insert a data collection program in her software to look for abnormalities during the course of her operations."You glance at the sleeping HK. Was it really right to put a program like that into her?"If you're thinking about the ethics, please remember that she's a machine. Her entire mind is built on programs and software, so my monitoring tool shouldn't be that different." Nemo explains. Yeah, but, what if HK found out...?>Install the spyware into HK.>Leave HK as she is.>Other
>>3266682>>Leave HK as she is.
>>3266682>Install the spyware into HK.
>>3266682>Leave HK as she is.Though I simply don't believe she has no debug logs already.
Are there multiple HK units? Could that have been another following us for some reason?I got shadowruns in my head right now and I don't like it.
>>3266682"I don't think we need to go THAT far." You shake your head. "Then I suppose the most I can do is keep an eye on her programming." Nemo yawns loudly. "Hey, I'm just wondering, but are there more than one HK?" You wonder. "I mean, she's a T-Doll after all. Maybe it was a clone watching me?""That would honestly be kind of weird since she's still a prototype model. She's essentially one of a kind at this moment." Nemo shakes her head. "Buuuut, then again, I can't rule that out as a possibility."You sigh as you look at the complex data on screen and HK's sleeping form. Just what was going on with her...>And that's it for tonight! The thread will continue on Saturday so be sure not to miss it!
>>3266707>Are there multiple HK units?Most likely, she's the latest model from Toha and it would be a waste of resources to only make one of her design.>Could that have been another following us for some reason?What reason would another HK have to specifically follow Lewis? Other HKs should start with a template that allows bonding to whoever their new operator is, not a specific one over and over. And we haven't seen any evidence of T-Dolls using Dummy Links in this universe either.
>>3266743Thank's for running Merc!
>>3266743have a good night Merc.>>3266745Just thinking about the powerful corporation that knows about and is interested in Lewis, knows his relationship with HK, has been paying him special attention, may be aware of discrepancies in his mothers history(that there is none), and may be poking around in magical girl files.
>>3266754Then again it could be our HK and through Star and Lucina may have been alerted to a danger to Lewis, a danger that has Lucina looking into mom's history to understand why.
>>3266743>she's still a prototype modelOkay there MUST be logs. There cannot not be logs.
>>3266743So what's Alice's cover going to be when she's accompanying Lewis?Friend? Lost Family?
Is it bad that I want to have us tame a dinosaur despite it not being a good idea?
>>3267267Who wouldn't want to ride a dino?Make sure to save a sample for Carol to eat so she can say that she knows what a dinosaur tastes like.
>>3267419Maybe that's the other side of things, they're selling the bodies as food to a cruise of the rich and famous! Genius! T-Rex Steak sounds like it would be tasty.
>>3267825>>3267419>Carol with assorted Dinosaur DNAWell it's not like she isn't capable of being a cute murdermachine without dinosaur parts.
>>3266743"So there were no issues on the diagnostic?" HK asks as your eyes scan the shelves of the armory. "Nemo told you herself, didn't she? Totally clean bill of health." You assure her, though you yourself wasn't entirely convinced, either."True." HK nods. "Though as a T-Doll, I don't really have 'health' per se.""You should know what I mean, HK." You sigh. You glance at the armory selections and test lifting them. Your superdense muscle biomod seemed to be working, as most of the weapons felt like cheap plastic toys in your grip. With this newfound strength, you could probably carry two medium sized weapons with plenty of ammo for each, or a single heavy weapon without too much detriment. >Take 2 weapons for the flexibility. >Take 1 heavy weapon for the firepower.>Other
>>3268884>Take 1 heavy weapon for the firepower.
>>3268884>>Take 1 heavy weapon for the firepower.
>>3268884>Take 1 heavy weapon for the firepower.If we're going to fulfill Dr Vahlen's request then we'll have to fight 'savage' wild animals, which means a weapon strong enough to quickly put down anything we meet in order to both kill bigger things faster and keep Vahlen safe by minimizing combat time and risks.
>>3268884>Take 1 heavy weapon for the firepower.We're going big game hunting.
>>3268884>Take 1 heavy weapon for the firepower.An AR isn't going to stop a T-Rex.
>>3268884>Take 1 heavy weapon for the firepower.A hand cannon? AM Rifles?
>>3268884Well, since you were going to be going for big creatures, you would need a big gun to take them down. You quickly review all the options, searching for the right weapon.First, there were the heavy machine guns. Big and unwieldy, but they could lay down a devastating hail of bullets. Pretty good against fast moving targets, will still enough punch to take down tough armored enemies. The belts would be a pain to handle and reload, though. Then, where were the heavy grenade launchers. Big, magazine fed monsters that could lob 40mm grenades. The range was pretty short compared to a conventional gun, and the minimum safe distance safeties meant it was impossible to use up close. But you couldn't deny the level of boom it could bring to a party.And finally, there was the Harkonnen heavy rifle you managed to obtain from the BSAA. That monster sniper rifle that fired 30mm armor piercing rounds. It had the lowest rate of fire, but the greatest range, precision, and potential penetration. >Heavy machine gun.>Heavy grenade launcher.>Harkonnen heavy rifle.>Other
>>3269039>Harkonnen heavy rifle.
>>3269039>HEAVY MASHINE GAN
>>3269039>>Heavy machine gun.
>>3269039>Harkonnen heavy rifle.Big meaty rifles.
>>3269039>Heavy machine gun.
>>3269039>>Heavy machine gun.Constant Reaction Gun?
>>3269039>>Harkonnen heavy rifle.
>>3269039>>Heavy machine gun.Since it's going to be an island with lots of foliage and thus cover, along with other people, better to bring something that doesn't need as much line of sight, can respond quickly, and not over-penetrate.
>>3269039You decide that you're going to need some automatic firepower and pick out one of the couple of machine guns you have access to in the armory. You're not actually too sure how the company managed to get these in the armory, or whether its possession of these things was even legal. Then again, your regular line of work barely counted as legal so the whole concern was academic, really. Meanwhile, HK makes her own pick based on yours, selecting a marksman pattern assault rifle that fired a heavier rifle caliber. A little precision to add to your mass suppression capability. "All right, looks like we're set." You nod, until you remember Mom. How were you going to get her on the plane with you?You could potentially just bluff your contacts and say she's a freelance Hunter assisting you. You also knew Artya was contracted to head out too, to help deal with the disposal of all the "attractions". It would probably be easier to have Mom sneak in with Artya, but she'd have to be in on the whole deal.Or, well, Mom was Mom. She'd find a way herself, you figure.>Pretend Mom is a fellow Hunter.>Have Mom sneak in with Artya.>Mom will find a way.>Other
>>3269187>Mom will find a way.
>>3269187>>Pretend Mom is a fellow Hunter.>inb4 she embarrasses Lewis by telling HK childhood stories
>>3269187>>Pretend Mom is a fellow Hunter.
>>3269187>Pretend Mom is a fellow Hunter.
>>3269187>Mom, Uh, finds a way
>>3269187Oh well, Mom would find a way. She always does, so you weren't too worried. "We'll have to leave now if we want to make the designated flight in time." HK points out. "Yeah, yeah, I get it." You nod. "Let's go."Hank had agreed to give you a ride to the airport so you wouldn't have to worry about your own vehicle. Honestly, it was probably an excuse to get away from the paperwork, but you honestly couldn't really blame him. As the elevator heads down to the garage level, you wonder if you should let Lucina know what's going on...>It's good to keep in touch with her.>No sense making her fret over something she can't control.>Other
>>3269340>>It's good to keep in touch with her.
>>3269340>It's good to keep in touch with her.
>>3269340>>It's good to keep in touch with her.How are we gonna go about this? Romantic, casual, professional, teasing?
>>3269340>>It's good to keep in touch with her.>>3269356>teasingGuess who gets to stay at a tropical resort?
>>3269381We'll still have to find a way to get her out of that uniform and into something cute/sexy.
>>3269340>>No sense making her fret over something she can't control.
>>3269340You decide to call up Lucina. You figure she's generally in a better mood when she knows what you're up to, even if it does make her fret. "Not robbing banks I hope, Lewis." Lucina sighs. "What are you up to?""Gonna go shoot some dinosaurs for Umbrella." You say simply. "You know, I wish I could say that I'm surprised or shocked, but I'm somehow not." Lucina sighs. "Hey, it's outta your jurisdiction, so out of sight, out of mind, right?" You chuckle. "Yes, so out of mind you went out of your way to tell me about it." Lucina retorts. "Just don't get yourself killed or anything. "Can do!" You chuckle before hanging up. "That call didn't seem necessary." HK points out. "Whether Lucina knows about our trip won't affect the outcome of our mission.""Well, it helps to keep friends informed of what I'm up to." You respond. "Builds up more trust, you see.""I will make a note of that." HK nods. "Come on, let's go!" Hank calls out as he honks his horn. It's a pretty quick drive, thanks to Hank's fast and rather reckless driving style, but you're honestly not too shaken up about it, since it meant you didn't have to listen to his "classic music", which threatened to melt your eardrums. Soon enough, you're at the airport and being shuttled to a private Umbrella charter plane. No sign or contact from Mom, though. You were starting to feel a bit nervous.>Try to check in on Mom.>You don't want to risk blowing her cover.>Other
>>3269475>You don't want to risk blowing her cover.
>>3269475>>You don't want to risk blowing her cover.Oh no, not making a basic mistake like contacting someone we're not suppose to know and get their cover blown. nope.
>>3269475>>Try to check in on Mom.
>>3269475>>You don't want to risk blowing her cover.
>>3269475You don't want to risk blowing her cover
>>3269475Nah, you think it's best not to risk blowing her cover. At this point, the shuttle reaches the plane, where you see a corporate suit standing at the boarding ramp. "Ah, we've been expecting you." The suit nods and motions to a pallet on the side. "Please leave your weapons and gear here, and they will be loaded separately.""Got it." You nod as you set your bag and gun case down in the designated area. HK does the same. "We hope you enjoy your trip." The suit bows as you head up the boarding ramp.As you enter the plane, you immediately note that the cabin was pretty spacious, like a first class flight, or maybe even more. The seats were large and spaced out pretty well, providing plenty of legroom. You also note that there were a few other people on the plane as well. No doubt other specialists and big shot Hunters who got hired for the same job. Though, they were spaced out enough that you could find a spot that was comfortably well away from them. >You'd rather have your privacy.>Maybe try and mingle a bit.>Other
>>3269521>You'd rather have your privacy.
>>3269521>>You'd rather have your privacy.
>>3269521>>Maybe try and mingle a bit.
>>3269521You pause as your eyes quickly scan who's present on the plane, wondering if there's any faces here you'd recognize...>Roll 1d20
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>>3269573You do a quick scan, and right away, you notice Hunk and SOPMOD at the very back of the plane. It sort of amused you to see how clearly uncomfortable Hunk seemed to be in such classy surroundings, still fully clad in his tactical gear. Another person that immediately catches your attention is a young woman with short black hair and wearing a bright red dress. You're pretty sure you've never met her before, but something about her reminded you a lot about Carol. Seemingly harmless and innocent on the outside, but it was just a thin veneer to conceal something truly terrifying within. And finally, you see... Mom, just casually sitting at one of the window seats. Looks like she really did manage to find a way inside...>Hunk>Mom>That pretty stranger.>Other
>>3269612>That pretty stranger
>>3269612>>That pretty stranger.
>>3269612>That pretty stranger.
>>3269612>HunkCarol is secretly a Mercenary sometimes isn't she... gfd.
>>3269642Probably just wants to eat dinosaur.
>>3269612Well, despite his reputation and his appearance, you were starting to get the impression that Hunk may not actually be that bad of a guy. Well, in your opinion at least. You head to the back of the plane, passing by Mom and pretending not to notice her presence. Couldn't be too sure who might be watching. "Hey there!" SOPMOD waves, her usual cheerful self."Hunk, SOPMOD." You nod to the Umbrella cleaners. "I'm a bit surprised to see you two here." "It was her idea." Hunk grunts, pointing a thumb to his T-Doll companion. "I want a T-Rex head!" SOPMOD giggles. >That sounds pretty cool.>That's really sweet of you, Hunk.>Is that it?>Other
>>3269687>>That's really sweet of you, Hunk.
>>3269642>>3269649At least Carol isn't the type of person to pose as every woman Lewis meets.>>3269687>That's really sweet of you, Hunk.
>>3269687>That's really sweet of you, Hunk.
>>3269687>Is that it?
>>3269687>>That sounds pretty cool.
>>3269692As far as we can tell, at least.
>>3269687"That's really sweet of you, Hunk." You grin. Hunk just glares at you with his red lensed mask."Yeah! Hunk here's just a big old softie!" SOPMOD says cheerfully as she hugs the Umbrella mercenary. "He spoils me all the time!" There's a low, nonverbal grumble from underneath Hunk's mask. HK looks at Hunk and SOPMOD's interactions, and then at you. >Commence bullying the Reaper himself.>Better not push your luck here.>Let HK know it's okay for her to hug you.>Other
>>3269749>>Better not push your luck here.
>>3269749>>Commence bullying the Reaper himself.I must.
>>3269749>Better not push your luck here.
>>3269706Though if she really wanted to freak Lewis out, all she needs to do is to shapeshift into a MALE form, and act appropriately.>>3269749>Better not push your luck here.
>>3269749>Commence bullying the Reaper himself.
>>3269749>alright, I’ll leave you to it; good hunting!
>>3269749>>Commence bullying the Reaper himself.Also see if they are up for another competition but without the whole leaving them for dead in a sinking frozen ship part.
>>3269762>Big Bro CarolTruly more terrifying than any BOW that Lewis will ever face.
>>3269749You're tempted to push it a little further, but decide to err on the side of caution. Hunk didn't get that terrifying reputation of his for being soft on people he didn't like, and you'd rather stay off of that particular list. Instead, you take a seat just across the aisle from the two, settling into the surprisingly comfy chair. And not a moment too soon, as the plane rumbles as it begins to taxi to the runway in preparation for takeoff.>Keep talking to Hunk and SOPMOD>Talk to HK>Better grab some rest.>Other
>>3269842>Talk to HK
>>3269842>>Talk to HK
>>3269842>>Keep talking to Hunk and SOPMOD
>>3269842>Keep talking to Hunk and SOPMOD
>>3269842>>Better grab some rest.
>>3269842>Talk to HKDo you think there's going to be a Dino cook up afterward to help clean up the mess?
>>3269842As the plane starts gaining altitude, you turn to HK. You figure this was a good time to talk to her. >Confront her about her apparently stalking you.>Ask her if she likes dinosaurs.>Ask her what she thinks about SOPMOD.>Other
>>3269904>>Ask her what she thinks about SOPMOD.
>>3269904>Ask her what she thinks about SOPMOD.
>>3269904>>Ask her if she likes dinosaurs.>>3269900We should invite everyone to experience cooking up dino for the first time.
>>3269904>Ask her if she likes dinosaurs.
>>3269904>Confront her about her apparently stalking you.
>>3269904>>Confront her about her apparently stalking you.
>>3269904>>Ask her if she likes dinosaurs.
>>3269904>>Ask her if she likes dinosaurs.>>Ask her what she thinks about SOPMOD.
>>3269904>ask her if she likes dinosaurs
>>3269904"So, you like dinosaurs, HK?" You ask her as you think about this rather odd job you've been hired to carry out. "Insufficient data for a definitive answer." HK remarks. "Seeing as how I have not encountered any dinosaurs or gathered any useful interaction data, I am unable to identify the correct response."Somehow, you weren't exactly surprised HK wasn't in a particularly talkative mood. However, you're caught off guard when HK asks a question of her own. "How about you, then, Lewis?" She asks. "What is your opinion of dinosaurs?">They're pretty cool.>Used to get scared by them.>I sorta grew out of that phase.>Other
>>3269967>They're pretty cool.
>>3269967>>They're pretty cool.>>I really like brontosauruses
>>3269967>>They're pretty cool.Wonders of an ancient time and all that.
>>3269967>>They're pretty cool.Dinos has always been and always will be cool!
>>3269967>>They're pretty cool.Kind of a shame we're pretty much putting them down.
>>3269967>>They're pretty cool.
>>3269967They’re pretty cool
>>3269967"I think they're pretty cool." You say wistfully. "Always loved them when I was just a kid, so it really sucks that I've been put in a job where I have to put a bunch of them down.""Logically, the attractions in the park can't be considered real dinosaurs, as they share little in common." HK points out. "Yet you seem reluctant to exterminate them when requested.""I mean, they're close enough. They're still a unique sight." You shrug. "But either way, I do what I'm paid for, even if I don't entirely agree with it.""I see." HK nods. HK remains quiet as she stares out of the window. Seemed like she was not interested in talking anymore at the moment. Well, either way, you were pretty tired out, and these first class airplane chairs were freaking top notch as their cushions practically absorb you. So you don't fight back and let sleep overtake you. You're just hoping this job won't have hidden complications like all of the other ones. But who were you kidding, something would definitely go wrong, a small part of you was sure of it. Still, you'll make the best of it. It's all you can do at this point, honestly. >And that's it for tonight! Next thread will be on Friday, so don't miss it!
>>3270051Thanks for the run Merc.Can't wait for some family bonding time while hunting dinos.
>>3270051Thanks for running Merc!
>>3270051Have a good night.
>>3270051Thanks for the thread, boss.If we do plan on eating dinosaurs, what should we try first?
>>3270069Either a Triceratops or a Gallimimus.
>>3270062>family bonding timeIs Lewis going to subtly ask Alice what it was like for her to be carrying a child in her to prepare himself for the future?
>>3270748Im sure mumy will probs tell him that with out him wanting to know