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!To say that you were in the midst of an awkward situation was a bit of an understatement. It was just a scant few hours ago that you stumbled onto what was apparently a plot by Auntie Egan to build a T-Doll clone of Mom... or something. At least, that's what it looked like.And that's not even considering how just what feels like barely a day ago, you had a bogus arrest warrant put on your head by Umbrella, which resulted in you basically blowing up Mom's ranch. Yeah, it was not turning out to be a great day. In addition to you, HK, Nemo, and ST-AR, Auntie Egan had also managed to gather up Uncle Leo, Lucina, and even Mom and Carol. The fact that she was able to gather them all here on such short notice was evidence of the influence and reach she had been able to build up over all these years. You guess it should be expected of the woman who singlehandedly revolutionized modern biotechnology. "Okay Egan, what the hell is this about?" Mom grumbles. "First I hear that my son's got an arrest warrant on him and blew up my house, and now you send out a goddamn helicopter to pick me up out of nowhere.""Yeah, what is this about, Mom?" Lucina crosses her arms. "I've been trying to get this whole thing with Lewis cleared up with the DA's office.""Well, there's an explanation for that, too." Egan responds coolly and glances at you. "Though, it's rather complicated since it involves Alice and her situation.">They don't need to know.>You suppose now's a good time as any to drop the truth.>Other
>>3463522>You suppose now's a good time as any to drop the truth.
>>3463522>>You suppose now's a good time as any to drop the truth.Hopefully, they'll like the magical part of Lewis, and won't need a demonstration.
>>3463522>You suppose now's a good time as any to drop the truth
>>3463522>>You suppose now's a good time as any to drop the truth.
>>3463522>You suppose now's a good time as any to drop the truth.Maybe a good old teleport time stop, or running water?
>>3463522"Mom, what are you talking about?" Nemo mutters."He's part Invader, somehow." Lucina explains, arms crossed. "I think that's why Umbrella is after him.""It's not just that." You sigh. You take a glance at Mom, but she simply gives you a silent stare, neither approving or disapproving. "Carol's also an Invader. Or, well, and artificially created one.""W-what?" Nemo blinks and stares at Carol. "Is... is that true?""Yep..." Carol nods as she transforms into her original Nemesis form, black carapace crawling all over her body. "One of my creations back in the War." Egan points out casually. "The first intelligent BOW ever created, actually. Suffice to say, she took on... quite the life of her own.""And uh... I'm also partly magic." You admit.THAT causes both Nemo and Lucina to just stare at you. "No fucking way." Nemo gasps in a very rare curse."I can confirm this." HK adds. "Lewis does display capabilities consistent with that of a magic user.""Yeah, well, it's kind of hard to show off, actually...." You admit."Don't worry, I got this." Mom sighs as she stands up and holds out her hand. There's a brief flash of rainbow light and suddenly, there's a crystal dagger in her hand, glittering with countless colors. "Kaleidoscope..." Lucina's eyes widen. "I thought she died after the Magic War.""Well yeah, if you believe the official stories." Mom shrugs as the dagger winks out of existence. "But, well, here I am.""This.... this is so unreal..." Lucina blinks, looking like she was punched in the gut. "How are you even magical, though?" Nemo wonders aloud. "I thought it wasn't hereditary.""Fuck if I know." Mom shrugs.>Maybe Egan knows.>It honestly really isn't important at this point.>Other
>>3463786>Maybe Egan knows.
>>3463786>Other"Apparently, Mom's annoying fucking cat took a liking to me."
>>3463786>>Maybe Egan knows.See any cats recently?
>>3463786>>Maybe Egan knows.>Best guess on my own, Mom's bullshit.
>>3463786>>Maybe Egan knows.
Aren't there some cases of shortened X chromosomes being read as a Y?
>>3463786>>Maybe Egan knows.Also, MOM EGAN'S TRYING TO CLONE YOU AGAIN!
>>3463786"Maybe Egan knows." You suggest, wondering if that brief glimpse of a black cat tail at the corner of your vision was your imagination or not."Well, I do have a theory." Egan speaks up. "There's really no way to test it, but it's my belief that the act of grafting an Invader organ to Alice caused some sort of reaction that allowed Alice's latent magical ability to be passed down to her offspring.""Shit, really?" Alice raises an eyebrow."We can do that?" Carol gasps. "As we all know, Invaders were very dangerous due to their ability to quickly adapt to threats." Egan continues to explain. "This meant that they not only had to procreate quickly, they needed to pass down advantageous genetic traits to later generations. They were extremely effective in this regard. Alice's hybrid Invader biology may have acted as a vector to pass her latent magical ability to Lewis.""Makes sense... I guess." Mom shrugs.>Yeah, sounds simple enough.>Wait, what happens if I have a kid, then?>Other
>>3463871>Wait, what happens if I have a kid, then?
>>3463871Wait, what happens if I have a kid, then?
>>3463871>>Wait, what happens if I have a kid, then?Look in her direction, and maybe do a biosensor scan to see if there's something in her.
>>3463871>>Wait, what happens if I have a kid, then?
>>3463871>>Wait, what happens if I have a kid, then?The more we know BEFORE it happens the better.
In B4 Lucina makes Lewis take responsibility
>>3463871>Wait, what happens if I have a kid, then?At least Carol has a few new people that can see her true self.>>3463893>>3463897Going to need a private chat with Lucy later. Need to tell her that if she wants out, now's the time.
>>3463908Lucy doesn't want out, she only wants it in.
>>3463920>>3463908I'm expecting the usual super professional type of relationship in public, but the moment they're behind closed doors...
>>3463871"Wait, what happens if I have a kid, then?" You blanch as your memory recalls that blurred night of passion with Lucina. You notice Lucina perk up at the question, too. "Hmmm, well, since you're also an Invader hybrid, it stands to reason that any children you conceive may yield similar results." Egan notes. "Invader traits are a near certainty, with any latent magical ability a likely possibility.""That' sounds so cool!" Carol chirps."That sounds scary." Nemo mumbles.HK and ST-AR remain silent on the matter. "Well, it's not like you're planning on having kids anytime soon, right?" Mom grunts, her eyes focusing on you.>Ha ha, of course not.>Um, about that...>Other
>>3463954>"No, I am not planning on having kids any time soon."EXACT FUCKING WORDS.
>>3463954>Ha ha, of course not.
>>3463954>Other: "I would just like to know so that I could give someone the information they need to know, if we made that decision together."
>>3463954>>Ha ha, of course not.Did Lewis forgot to put on a condom during his Invader influenced lust?
>>3463954>>Ha ha, of course not.
>>3463954>"No, I am not planning on having kids any time soon."
>>3463954>Other:"I plead the Fifth."Speaking of which, what would Carol be like with kids? She's not going to be like a Queen Ant or Bee, and pop out like a dozen kids or something?
>>3463964Changing for>No, I am not planning on having kids any time soon
>>3463954>>"No, I am not planning on having kids any time soon.">>3463964THIS. We've planned nothing.
>>3463990I'd expect more along the lines of a normal pregnancy. She would be a cool mom, though. Maybe Alice and Egan are going to become ara~ara~ tier grandmothers?
>>3463954Backing this >>3463964
>>3463954backing >>3463964>>"No, I am not planning on having kids any time soon."
>>3463954"No, I am not planning on having kids any time soon." You roll your eyes.You swear you can see both Mom and Lucina visibly sag in relief at your words. You weren't sure whether you should be offended at that or not. "Why don't you tell them about your OTHER project?" ST-AR says softly but menacingly. "In due time." Egan says coolly. >Yeah, there's already a lot for the others to unpack right now.>No, let's get this out of the way.>Other
>>3464035>>Yeah, there's already a lot for the others to unpack right now.
>>3464035>>No, let's get this out of the way.Egan is trying to clone you AGAIN Mom!
>>3464035>No, let's get this out of the way.
>>3464035>>Yeah, there's already a lot for the others to unpack right now.one thing at a time. Besides, it's incomplete anyways.
>>3464035>>Yeah, there's already a lot for the others to unpack right now.Time to talk to Lucina about the state of our relationship.>>3464016Maybe Carol would be the kind to have twins?
>>3464035>No, let's get this out of the way.Enough with the secrets.
>>3464035>>No, let's get this out of the way.
Rolled 3, 13, 11 = 27 (3d20)>>3464035...
>>3464097"No, let's get this out of the way." You grunt."Yeah, tell Auntie Alice why you have a goddamn T-Doll version of her stored in your basement." Nemo scowls."Wait. What." Mom stands up, fully alert now. "Can you say that again?""Egan here made a T-Doll that looks exactly like you." ST-AR finally speaks up. "I guess to replace you with it at some point, or something.""Goddamnit, Egan!" Alice groans. "What did I say to you about cloning me again!?!""Technically this isn't cloning." Egan corrects. "That would imply using some sort of biological process-""You know what I mean!" Mom facepalms. "I can't even leave you alone to your own devices, can I?""I am perfectly trustworthy." Egan says. "Everything I've done is for your and your family's benefit.""Leo, can you believe the shit she's saying?" Mom groans as she turns to Uncle Leo. "Did you know any of this was going on?""She never tells me anything, either." Leo sighs. "I don't exactly play a big role in her company operations, you know.""Jeez, some partner you are." Mom shakes her head. "You seem to be taking this... kinda well." Nemo points out. "Well, it's not the first time it's happened!" Carol giggles. "How do you think i was made?">Wait, you're a clone of Mom?!>I actually don't want to know.>Other
>>3464105>>Wait, you're a clone of Mom?!And cue her shapeshifting.
>>3464105>>I actually don't want to know.
>>3464105>>Wait, you're a clone of Mom?!
>>3464105>I actually don't want to know.
>>3464105>Wait, you're a clone of Mom?!
>>3464105>Wait, you're a clone of mom?!
>>3464105>Other>BOOZE. CALLS. TO. ME.
>>3464105>>Wait, you're a clone of Mom?!I mean, if you were paying attention, yeah. Egan used Alice's DNA and spliced some invader into it and out popped Carol. As an 12 year old or something.
>>3464146Wait, how old is Carol anyways? The War was like two to three decades ago.
>>3464143Booze calls to a lot of us.
>>3464143>>3464155Unfortunately, it would probably take a lot to get Carol drunk. IIRC, she chugged down a whole bottle of booze like it was nothing during the war.
>>3464105"Wait, you're a clone of Mom!?" You gape as you stare at Carol."Hmmm, well I guess you could say that!" Carol nods. "After all, Egan made me using Mommy's DNA mixed with Invader's!"Mom just shrugs."I've gotten used to it."You just feel like you need a drink."ANYWAYS." Mom turns back to Egan. "Robot clone. Explain.""Well, you see, after the War ended, I've been running calculations trying to estimate Carol's projected lifespan." Egan says calmly and matter of factly. "And my results were... inconclusive.""What, you don't know how long she'll live?" Mom perks up, now a bit worried."To be more precise, I can't really pin down a solid number because all evidence points to her being functionally immortal." Egan replies. "Her cells are in a constant flux of regeneration, so they don't degrade over time like a normal terrestrial organism would.""Wouldn't the logical course of action be to create a being similar to her, then?" HK asks. "Why didn't you?""Two reasons." Egan frowns. "One, I cannot guarantee that a second artificial Invader would develop as stably as Carol did. There were certain... factors that worked in our favor. Two, I cannot possibly predict what would happen if Carol were to have a compatible mate-""Okay, okay, that's enough!" Mom grunts. "We don't have to get THAT detailed!""But I wanted to hear her finish!" Carol whines, not quite comprehending what point Egan was making."Wait, so T-Dolls-" You blink, suddenly making the connection."Are also functionally immortal, if engineered correctly." Egan nods. "This entire T-Doll project was to create the ideal solution for Carol. A being that could act as both caretaker and companion, yet not have to worry about the effects of aging.">That actually sounds kinda sweet, in a weirdly twisted way. >That sounds wrong on all sorts of levels.>Other
>>3464181>That actually sounds kinda sweet, in a weirdly twisted way.
>>3464181>>That actually sounds kinda sweet, in a weirdly twisted way.Egan, You really need to stop doing this kind of stuff. I mean it's great and all, but it's also very very creepy.
>>3464181>>>That actually sounds kinda sweet, in a weirdly twisted way.
>>3464181>That actually sounds kinda sweet, in a weirdly twisted way. >OtherSo did you ever take into account the maintenance required, or parts degrading over time?It's a legitimate question since unless she's got unlimited resources to keep going.
>>3464191>>3464181>So did you ever take into account the maintenance required, or parts degrading over time?Fug, forgot to greentext the question.
>>3464181>>That actually sounds kinda sweet, in a weirdly twisted way.So what does our Sister think about this now that the cat's out of the bag?
>>3464181>>That actually sounds kinda sweet, in a weirdly twisted way.That's pretty amazing to do just for Carol.
>>3464181"That actually sounds kinda sweet." You admit. "In a weirdly twisted way.""That's Egan for you." Mom groans. "When were you even planning on telling us about this?""When she is ready." Egan says simply. "She's still being fine tuned.""Well, there's only one thing left, then." Mom walks forward and puts a hand on Egan's shoulder. "Might as well show me. I want to make sure you at least give her my flattering side.""Don't worry, I've been meticulous in my attention to detail." Egan nods."I wanna see too!" Carol chirps."Mom." Nemo sighs."Mom." Lucina sighs in agreement.Meanwhile, you see HK and ST-AR still hanging off in the back, while Uncle Leo looked to be getting something that looked to be very liquid and very alcoholic. >Go with your family to get a proper look at the clone T-Doll.>Gripe about Auntie Egan's antics with Lucina and Nemo.>See if ST-AR has any more details to add.>Get a drink with Uncle Leo.>Other
>>3464245>>Go with your family to get a proper look at the clone T-Doll.
>>3464245>See if ST-AR has any more details to add.
>>3464245>Get a drink with Uncle Leo.
>>3464245>>Get a drink with Uncle Leo.Might as well be prepared for the whole overprotective dad speech, and how he'll mount our head over the fireplace if Lucina or Nemo gets hurt.
>>3464245>>Get a drink with Uncle Leo.
>>3464245>See if STAR has any more details to add.>Get a drink for everyone>Then gripe about Auntie Egan's antics
>>3464245>Get a drink with Uncle LeoConsider multiple even.
>>3464245You make your way over to Uncle Leo, who appears to have gotten a bottle of bourbon out from somewhere and was staring at it, as if contemplating cracking it open and gulping it down. "I'll gladly help you out with that." You say as you walk up to him. "Heh, you know, I'm not really much of a drinker." Uncle Leo smiles wryly. "Never had much reason to. But Alice though...""She could drink a moose under the table, yeah." You nod. "Heh, you should've seen her back in the day. Never did see he without a bottle in her hand." Uncle Leo sighs as he eyes the bottle again. "But after all that shit I heard today, I need something to get my mind off it.">Yeah, let's just have a bit.>Sounds like a good excuse to finish the whole bottle.>Other
>>3464284>>Yeah, let's just have a bit.Also, we're going out with Lucina.
>>3464284>Yeah, let's just have a bit.
>>3464284>>Yeah, let's just have a bit.
>>3464284>Yeah, let's just have a bit.>>3464288Also apologize for being a stupid kid when she needed a friend.
>>3464284"Yeah, let's just have a bit." You nod. "Great." Uncle Leo nods as he pours out two small cups and hands one to you. "So, to unexpected surprises, I guess.">To unexpected surprises.>By the way, I'm dating Lucina now.>Other
>>3464316>To unexpected surprises.
>>3464316>By the way, I'm dating Lucina now.
>>3464316>>By the way, I'm dating Lucina now.
>>3464316>By the way, I'm dating Lucina now.For the spit take.
>>3464316>To unexpected surprises>Drink. Wait a beat.>By the way, I'm dating Lucina now
Rolled 11, 10, 12 = 33 (3d20)>>3464316"Oh, by the way, I'm also dating Lucina now." You add in quickly just as Uncle Leo starts drinking his cup.>Roll 1d20+2
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>3464360
Rolled 19 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>3464360
Rolled 1 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>3464360
>>3464363Uh oh, that 1 means you'll fail the roll if nothing is done! Would you like to use your TIMESTOP to reroll?>Y>N
>>3464368>>Ysince we're unlikely to need it later on today,.
>>3464368>YHey, do you wanna see a trick, Lucy, Nemo?
>>3464368>NFor the lulz
>>3464368All right! Let's do that reroll!>Roll 1d20+2
Rolled 12 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>3464392
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>3464392
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>3464392
>>3464392Leo gives a hearty chuckle as he downs his drink, and then throws a quick punch. Thankfully, a bit of help from your Timestop ability gives you just the edge you need step back and dodge the blow."Dad!" Lucina scowls as she turns to see what is causing such a commotion. "What are you doing!?""Oh you know, just giving your boyfriend here a bit a reflex test." Leo laughs. "Looks like he passed.""That's seriously not funny." Lucina glowers."Just wanted to make sure he was on his toes, that's all." Uncle Leo assures her. "Ugh, come on." Lucina grabs you by the arm and starts pulling you away. "There are things we still need to talk about."Oh, for sure.>Talk about Umbrella.>Talk about ST-AR>Talk about the warrant on you.>Other
>>3464409>Talk about the warrant on you.
>>3464409>>Talk about Umbrella.
>>3464409>Talk about Umbrella.
>>3464409>>Talk about Umbrella.>>Talk about the warrant on you.Either Lucina is bugged, or the Bioware we got from Vahlen is bugged.
>>3464409>>Talk about the warrant on you.Did anyone raid Lewis' or Carol's homes? Are we able to walk around without trouble?
>>3464419Or SOPMOD hacked HK's data link at the beach and gleaned information about us in the process.But probably Vahlen still thinking about our DNA. She doesn't seem that likely to forget.>>3464409>Other: tell her about the jump drive we got at the party
>>3464409>Talk about ST-ARSo who is going to pay for the damages to the home, or at least some form of compensation?
>>3464409"So um, Lucy." You say awkwardly as Lucina leads you off into the hallway where the both of you have a little more privacy. "Any news on the warrant on my head?""Ah, about that." Lucina sighs. "I've tried getting it dismissed through normal channels, but it's proving to be... difficult.""Aren't you the police chief?" You blink. "Can't you just get rid of it?""I can tell the department to not pursue the warrant, but I can't get rid of it." Lucina shakes her head. "Warrants are issued by the DA"s office, which is still in Umbrella's pocket.""Ugh, so what do we do?" You frown. "Well, we've got two options." Lucina sighs. "We can try getting to DA Irons and convince, or force, him to cancel the warrant.""Oh yeah, just try and coerce the goddamn district attorney." You roll your eyes."Well the alternative is to go straight to the top and figure who in Umbrella is pulling the strings." Lucina continues.>You should focus on the DA.>You should focus on Umbrella.>Other
>>3464442>You should focus on Umbrella.
>>3464442>>You should focus on Umbrella.I don't suppose she can let us 'borrow' one of those super custom made handgun like the Samurai Edges to aid us in our endeavour. Also would be a good excuse to see what sort of gun she uses.
>>3464442I mean, we know it's Wesker because it's fucking Wesker. But do WE know it's probably Wesker?
>>3464442>You should focus on Umbrella.So what, try to get in good graces, or beat the crap out of them?
>>3464451Do you think he knows we fucked him over, or that he just wants to get us into position where he can extort our services for free rather than having to pay Sam?
>>3464456I think it would be best to hold our cards close so we don't give away anything by accident.
>>3464442"I guess we should focus on Umbrella." You nod. "Who do you think is behind it?""Well, my money is on Wesker." Lucina frowns. "He's a rising star in the company and he's got a lot of law enforcement contacts. It's very likely he wants to get you as some sort of power play move. But, we can't rule out the others.""The others?" You blink."The bigwigs of Umbrella. The executive directors." Lucina counts off on her fingers. "Ashford, Marcus and Birkin."You vaguely remember those names from the Umbrella party..."Ashford's the muscle of Umbrella. Owns a lot of private security companies so a lot of their combat and security personnel are directly under him. Marcus and Birkin are the lead scientists to direct all of Umbrella's research efforts.""So what would these guys want with me?" You wonder."Well, rumor has it that all three of them may be on the chopping block soon." Lucina explains. "Ashford's fallen on some pretty hard times with some bad investments, and Marcus and Birkin are spending more times bickering with each other than making any new developments. It's all starting to eat into the company's bottom line. But if they could get their hands on a human-Invader hybrid...">I'm pretty sure it's Wesker.>You're right, we should investigate more.>Other
>>3464459>You're right, we should investigate more.
>>3464459>You're right, we should investigate more.Measure twice, cut once. We need to make sure we're gonna get the troublemaker without collateral damage.
>>3464447So what kind of custom pistol would Lewis use? I was thinking along the lines of something either fast firing, or something that shoots a huge hunk of lead.Then there's always custom long arms. Just imagine him wielding a large bore shotgun made from a cannon barrel.>>3464459>You're right, we should investigate more.We're going to need disguises, aren't we?
>>3464469We should totally wear a fake mustache and a Hawaiian shirt with sunglasses
>>3464469The sights are more important thatn the caliber of rate of fire. My bet is on an unobtrusive holographic sight.
>>3464459"You're right, we should investigate more." You nod. "Though, us two against Umbrella? Sounds like it's gonna be tough.""Who said it's just going to be us two?" Lucina grins wryly. "Wait, you don't mean-"Lucina simply nods. >Getting the others involved is going to be your best shot.>You'd rather not get the others involved in this.>Other
>>3464486>Getting the others involved is going to be your best shot.
>>3464486>Getting the others involved is going to be your best shot.THE POWER OF THE REDFIELD BOULDER PUNCHERS IS ON OUR SIDE! WHAT A UNFAIR FIGHT FOR UMBRELLA!
>>3464486>>Getting the others involved is going to be your best shot.At least make certain that everyone knows what they're getting into just to get a shot at this.
>>3464486>Getting the others involved is going to be your best shot.Any loyalty missions beforehand?
>>3464486>You'd rather not get the others involved in this.
>>3464469If we're super desperate, we could always try the off the wall idea of having Lewis pretend to be some sort of prototype BOW with his limited shapeshifting.
How big is your Lucina folder, OP?
>>3464486>>Getting the others involved is going to be your best shot.
>>3464486"Well, I guess they don't have anything better to do." You chuckle. "I thought you'd say that." Lucina grins. "All right, let's get everyone back together, then. We've got some planning to do...">And that's it for tonight! We'll continue things on Saturday so don't miss it!
>>3464502Thanks for running!
>>3464502Thanks for running, Merc!
>>3464497Never big enough from what I can tell.>>3464502See you next time, boss.So how long will it take for Carol to decide to go full Hug Monster on Lewis, Lucina, and Nemo at the same time?
>>3464469Lewis: >super strenght >is a monster that hunts similar but kinda weaker monsters>his partner is a girl with a HarkonnenHe needs a Hellsing ARMS 13mm Auto Anti-Freak Combat Pistol: Jackal
Oh boy, sorry about the lateness. Avengers Endgame went on pretty damn long! Anyways, let's get this thread moving again!>>3464486And so there you were, now in a meeting room with all the others again. Mom was looking a bit grumpier than usual, while Carol was absolutely ecstatic. Seemed like they both had differing reactions to the idea of a T-Doll version of Mom. Nemo was meanwhile sitting uncomfortably between HK and ST-AR. Lucina was at the head of the room, looking tense as ever though she kept shooting wary glances at ST-AR. Auntie Egan was also present, though Uncle Leo and UMP sisters weren't. Apparently they had to go out to take care of other matters, whatever they would be. "All right, so just to explain what's going on here." Lucina announces, arms crossed. "We're going to performing an independent investigation into Umbrella in order to get Lewis' name cleared. Any problems with that?"ST-AR raises her hand. "Why would you endanger yourself like that?" ST-AR wonders. "You're putting not only your reputation on the line, but your life as well.""Star, you shouldn't be asking questions like that now of all times." Lucina narrows her eyes.ST-AR blinks, apparently caught off guard by Lucina's retort. >You need to keep this meeting moving.>Looks like some air needs to be cleared between ST-AR and Lucina first.>Other
>>3467209>Looks like some air needs to be cleared between ST-AR and Lucina first.Since we're in what is essentially the T-doll version of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, could we get outfitted?
>>3467209>You need to keep this meeting moving.
>>3467209>>You need to keep this meeting moving.
>>3467209>>You need to keep this meeting moving.She can explain later that she's having a relationship that may or may not be a huge conflict of interests.
>>3467209>Looks like some air needs to be cleared between ST-AR and Lucina first.
>>3467209>Looks like some air needs to be cleared
>>3467209>>Looks like some air needs to be cleared between ST-AR and Lucina first.
>>3467209>>Looks like some air needs to be cleared between ST-AR and Lucina first.Explain.
>>3467209I've already hazarded a hardcore fan opinion after watching and asking a friend their thoughts, but thumbs up or thumbs down?
>>3467308An overall thumbs up, but there are a certain few issues with the film that didn't really like!>>3467209"Lucina? ST-AR? Is there something you two need to get off your chests?" You wonder. "As a matter of fact." Lucina glares at ST-AR. "You disappeared, Star, when I needed you the most. I didn't even know where you went until I got a call from my mother."ST-AR remains silent, but you note that she breaks eye contact from Lucina for a brief second. Did she actually regret what happened?"I had my own personal issues to deal with." ST-AR says quietly. "That doesn't sound logical at all." HK points out."You wouldn't understand, newbie." ST-AR mutters. "I don't have to explain myself.""Don't make me order you, Star." Lucina says mournfully. "You can try." ST-AR grunts."Interesting..." Egan mumbles as she writes down notes, ever the disconnected scientist. Both Mom and Nemo looked like they just wanted something to drink while Carol looked on with interest, like someone eagerly watching a racing event to see the cars crash. >Better let them hash it out. >Now it's starting to get out of hand...>Other
>>3467450>Better let them hash it out.
>>3467450>>Now it's starting to get out of hand...
>>3467450>>Better let them hash it out.
>>3467450>Now it's starting to get out of hand...
>>3467450Agreed. I'll just leave it at that for now. My friend was really passionate about some details. Most I agreed with. But one thing got her really fired up.
>>3467450>>Better let them hash it out.Mention that T-dolls are more human than she thinks
>>3467450>Better let them hash it out.Thr wolrd will end with carols offspring
>>3467548Just wait until Carol's descendants reproduce with Lewis' descendants in the far future.
>>3467548Just as long as there are hugs, I'm okay with this.
>>3467579>>3467548What would Carol even be like if she managed to make it that far in life? When the time she spent with Alice and Lewis being the happiest moments of her life despite them being such a minuscule fraction of her nigh infinite lifespan.
>>3467450You decide to sit back and let both Lucina and ST-AR hash it out between themselves, despite how it was making everybody else in the room feel various levels of discomfort."Star, this is a direct order from me." Lucina glowers. "Tell me why you went AWOL.""Like I said." ST-AR's eye twitches slightly. "It was a personal matter.""Elaborate." Lucina continues without batting an eye. "It's.... not for you to know." ST-AR winces, apparently fighting the programming. HK looks on with a slightly mortified expression, which wasn't surprising. Seeing a T-Doll trying to disobey her master was probably something unheard of for her. Egan, meanwhile was still taking notes. "I had a friend, and I wanted to know why she died." ST-AR's glare switches over to Egan. "You sent her on a suicide mission.""She volunteered for that mission." Egan replies simply. "Bullshit." ST-AR seethes but stumbles, falling to one knee. She points a finger to her temple. "How can you even say that when you have these shackles programmed into us?""ST-AR, I know you're smart enough to know the answer. My only conclusion is that you refuse to acknowledge it. Or perhaps... you're too scared to?""Fuck y-""STAR!" Lucina roars. "Cease all functions!"ST-AR then completely freezes, her eyes going blank and she remains kneeling there like a statue."I'm so sorry about that." Lucina sighs in exasperation. "I know we were here for a meeting...">Best to leave ST-AR off for now.>Best for Lucina to get this sorted out first.>Other
>>3467606>>Best to leave ST-AR off for now.
>>3467606>Best to leave ST-AR off for now
>>3467606>Best to leave ST-AR off for now.
>>3467606tfw STAR becomes the liberator of Westworld
>>3467606>Best to leave ST-AR off for now.>>3467594>>3467603I'm sure that she'll still be a hug monster in the far future while looking over everyone's kids with her T-Doll.
>>3467606>>Best for Lucina to get this sorted out first.
>>3467606"ST-AR always been quite the stubborn one." Egan remarks. "It's both her strength and her weakness.""Evidently." Lucina shakes her head. "Anyways, let's get this back on track. We know Umbrella is involved in the warrant put out on Lewis. The problem is, though, we don't know exactly who's responsible. There's a lot of interested parties and factions within the company."Lucina points to the screen, showing the faces of the various Umbrella executives."The primary suspects are James Marcus, Edward Ashford, William Birkin, and Albert Wesker." Lucina continues. "Unfortunately, there's no easy way to investigate them all at once. None of them trust each other, so all of their affairs are very well insulated.""Well, there is one way, I bet." Mom speaks up."And that would be?" Lucina raises an eyebrow. "The head honcho. Oswell Spencer himself." Mom crosses her arms. "I'll bet you a hundred bucks he's got the dirt on all of those bastards, otherwise he would've gotten sacked ages ago.""That does make sense...." Lucina frowns. "But that would mean having to infiltrate his mansion...">Sounds like Spencer is our best shot.>Going after Spencer sounds like suicide.>Other
>>3467606>Other: help STAR out at a later time, before her bicameral mind awakens and she kills all humans
>>3467639So who's gonna name the doll?>>3467725>>Going after Spencer sounds like suicide.We don't really have many allies that aren't going to raise questions.
>>3467725>Other - bring up the flash drive we picked up. Maybe it has what we're looking for
>>3467725>Going after Spencer sounds like suicide.
>>3467725>Going after Spencer sounds like suicide.I don't suppose Egan has derived some cool power armour or musclesuits from Doll tech.
>>3467725>>Going after Spencer sounds like suicide.Feels kind of off just having the stuff with ST-AR all spill out and then just cut it off before solving that problem, not gonna lie.
>>3467725>Other - bring up the flash drive we picked up. Maybe it has what we're looking forWe never looked at it?
>>3467769In catching up with you guys reading through the backlog, I noticed no, we hadn't looked at it.>>3467759Agreed. But right now Lucina seems to be shutting down (literally) STAR. Maybe if at some point we could talk to her about what STAR has been through?
>>3467800Perhaps. The thing with ST-AR seems to be pretty important if you ask me, and if we don't leave it addressed that may create problems for us.
>>3467725>>Sounds like Spencer is our best shot.
>>3467725"Going after Spencer directly sounds like suicide." You frown. "Lewis, perhaps that data drive we recovered at the party may help?" HK speaks up.Oh shit, that was right. HK had recovered a data drive someone else had been trying to steal from Spencer's mansion. Perhaps it could contain something you could use?"Actually, you might be on to something there." You dig into your pocket and take out the data drive. "We never did try and find out what was in it."Lucina raises an eyebrow at you."You sure that's not the reason they'r after you in the first place?" She wonders aloud."Look, I never told anybody and nobody had any reason to suspect I had it. And if they did, they'd be going after me right after the party where I got it, right?""I concur with that logic." HK nods in agreement. "Let me take a look." Nemo says as she calmly snatches the drive out of your hands and inserts it into her tablet. "So, is there anything on it?" Lucina asks, leaning in."Quite a lot, actually." Nemo's eyes dart across the screen. "But it's all encrypted. Umbrella security protocols.""Just saying, we could obtain those protocols from any high level Umbrella IT facility." Egan points out.>That's our in, then.>We should focus on investigating the suspects.>We should split duties.>Other
>>3467808>We should split duties.
>>3467808>That's our in then
>>3467808We should split duties
>>3467808>>We should split duties.How about a favour from Vahlen provided she isn't going to rat on us for her super secret BOW Project (we really need a name for it. Anathema?)?
>>3467808>That's our in, then.
>>3467808>>That's our in, then.
>>3467837It could be risky. She's the only person at Umbrella who knew about our DNA - only person that we know of. But then again, this warrant happened after the inGen job. Could just be Wesker and Vahlen isn't part of this.
>>3467808"We should split duties, then." You say. "Keep all our bases covered.""All right, me and Carol can handle one end." Mom speaks up. "What are you gonna handle, then?">We'll get those encryption codes.>We'll investigate one of the execs.>Other
>>3467854>>We'll get those encryption codes.
>>3467854>We'll investigate one of the execs.
>>3467854>Other: mom and Carol take Nemo to get the codes
>>3467854>>We'll investigate one of the execs.
>>3467854>We'll get those encryption codes.
>>3467854"Me and HK can handle investigating one of the execs." You say. "Guess me and Carol can handle the codes." Mom shrugs. "Nemo, you're good with the computer thing, right?""Well, yeah, that's kind of my specialty." Nemo mumbles."Great! You're coming with us, then!" Mom smiles."G-great..." Nemo stammers. "Who will you be going for, then?" Lucina asks. "Birkin and Marcus run their own research facilities. Not supremely well guarded, but they're all in isolated areas and they have ready access to BOWs. Birkin specializes in Tyrants while Marcus is known for animal experimentation."Well, that sounded totally great."Ashford has an estate that doubles as his headquarters." She continues. "You'll be encountering a lot of conventional forces there.""And Wesker?" You ask."Up to something in Umbrella's corporate HQ in Raccoon." Lucina narrows her eyes. "Not exactly the idea place for you to be going.">Birkin>Marcus>Ashford>Wesker>Other
>>3467905>MarcusMaybe a bit of subterfuge is in order? Say have Lewis pretend to be a super secret Tyrant prototype clad in crystal armor and suggest that we were sent to undermine various rival scientists.
>>3467905I'll swap>>3467920 for >Marcus
>>3467905>>Birkin>>3467918Seems way too risky, and could backfire horribly.
>>3467905Hm, we don't exactly have a consensus so we'll have a runoff vote!>Marcus>Ashford
>>3467945>>AshfordMaybe we can sneak around eliminating sentries
>>3467945"I guess we can go check out Ashford." You decide. "Seems simple enough.""All right. We'll handle the specifics about it later, then." Lucina nods in approval. "I was thinking about investigating Wesker myself. Things have certainly been rather hectic every since he got a position at the company.">That's a good idea.>I don't think you should be the one to investigate him.>Other
>>3467996>>I don't think you should be the one to investigate him.
>>3467996>I don't think you should be the one to investigate him.
>>3467996>>I don't think you should be the one to investigate him.Nobody ever wants to become a guinea pig.
>>3467996>>That's a good idea.
Rolled 8, 6, 14 = 28 (3d20)>>3467996"I don't think you should be the one to investigate him, honestly speaking." You frown.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>3468030
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>3468030
>>3468030"Then what would you suggest, then?" Lucina raises an eyebrow. "And don't even think about telling me it's too dangerous for me to help you out here.""That's not what I'm saying at all!" You stammer."Then tell me what you want me to do." Lucina gives a sly grin.>She should investigate Birkin.>She should investigate Marcus.>She should help you out with Ashford.>Other
>>3468062>She should help you out with Ashford.
>>3468062>She should help you out with AshfordSome creative police work might be fun
>>3468062>She should investigate Marcus.
>>3468062"I dunno, maybe you could help me out with Ashford." You suggest."Hmmmm." Lucina pauses to consider it."Ugh. Come on, Carol, Nemo. Let's go get our shit ready." Mom sighs as she drags both Carol and Nemo out of the room. "Wait I wanna see....!" Carol whines."Thank god." Nemo sighs. "Will we also be deploying ST-AR?" HK asks. "Despite her... instabilities, she may be a major asset.""Are you worried about her, HK?" You raise an eyebrow."Merely looking to maximize the chances of mission success." HK replies quickly and coolly. >Yeah we'll need every hand we can get.>I think she should sit this one out.>Other
>>3468079>I think she should sit this one out.
>>3468079>I think you need to hash out your differences now.
>>3468079>Yeah we'll need every hand we can get.
>>3468079>Yeah we'll need every hand we can get.>I think you need to hash out your differences now.
>>3468079"I think you need to hash out your differences with her now." You suggest. "We could use ST-AR.""If she'll even decide to be on our side." Lucina sighs. "Mom, maybe you should leave.""Oh? And why is that?" Auntie Egan asks, eying the both of you with interest. "Seeing you interact with ST-AR is quite the study.">Egan may be able to help us.>Egan's presence is only going to further provoke ST-AR.>Other
>>3468102>Egan's presence is only going to further provoke ST-AR.
>>3468102>Egan may be able to help us.
>>3468102"No offense, Auntie." You interject. "But I think your presence is just going to further provoke ST-AR.""Yeah, and it'll would be hard to make her listen to me otherwise." Lucina adds."Very well, then." Egan nods as she stands up. "Best of luck to the both of you.And with that, Auntie Egan takes her leaving, leaving just you, Lucina, and HK with the shut down ST-AR."Well, here goes nothing." Lucina sighs as she kneels next to ST-AR. "ST-AR, resume all primary functions...">And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread will be on Friday so don't miss it!
>>3468116Thanks for running, Merc!
>>3468116Thank you for your tireless service OP!
>>3468116Thanks for the run!Let's hope the two sisters get used to the new info about the Hunter family quickly.