Bouncing Botanic Baby Boy EditionPrevious Thread:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/3454059/Welcome to Minion Quest, where a brave crew of foot soldiers led by the inept General Goomba are on the road to aid Bowser in kidnapping the Princess (again!).You'll be needing this spreadsheet to play, which is constantly updated with our current Party, Items, discovered Enemies and moves that can be declared:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1R5GbIBKWj9p-oa09tT6OA3ZIj3FUIfj3oXK_9JHdUwI/edit#gid=0
>Let the Sisters play with the baby, he is pretty amazingThe Doctorly Duo tickle and coddle the newborn Piranha Plant in the office. He loves the attention and makes little gurgling noises. The fun is interrupted by a crackling of the intercom.-----"Attention, General Goomba! T-this is Cadet Guy. W-we have a bit of an issue coming up on the computer that you REALLY need to see...">Go see what has the Cadet worried>Ignore that worrywart and keep playing with the baby>Write-ins are always welcome!
>>3490518>>Go see what has the Cadet worried
>>3490527>Go see what has the Cadet worriedI mean, the Cadet worries about the sky being blue but it's my job as General to keep everyone from losing it. So let's check out this new computer.-----"Heigh Ho, Generallisimo!">"At ease, Cadet. No really, ease up. You're gonna give yourself an ulcer.""We've got a good reason to be tense.">"We?"-----It only then occurred to me that Gom, Goom, and Goomy, our vertically stacked Engineering team were playing with the computer beside us.-----"He's right, Bossman.""Check out the screen.""We just finished uploading your Overworld Map on here."-----It looks just like the map in the Navigation Quarters, except it moves automatically instead of me having to draw on it with markers.----->"So what are those red arrows?""Distress beacons.""Several other Koopa Troop airships have been shot down within the past few hours en route to the castle. The Rosa Day and Amarillo Surprise stopped pinging about a half hour ago, and the Shock Azul is suspected to have been hijacked.">"That's...""I know, it's not heard of. We've never had the Mushroom Kingdom actually fight back!">"That can only mean...">"The Mario Brothers are stepping up their game!">"Those icky black Fury Plague things are already there...">"That Princess is one badass dame..."
>>3490584>>"Those icky black Fury Plague things are already there..."
>>3490593>It's the Fury Plague----->"The only threat big enough to down our ships would be those nasty black zombie guys.""Our thoughts exactly.""The thought of those...things...taking out our ships... All our allies... Lord Bowser...">"You really think the Koopa King would get taken out by some puddles of black sludge?""Well, no, but-">"But nuthin'. I bet those airships were packed with chumps.""C-chumps or not, General, they're our soldiers! Our friends! We should immediately get down there and save them!""...It's probably already too late, Cadet.""Gom's right, we should head for the castle and get to Lord Bowser while we have the chance. Finish the mission.">"Hmm..."-----Wow, this road trip's getting kinda heavy. Dunno how long those other airships can hold out, but the King could already be at the castle with no backup! It's time for a battle plan...>Respond to the distress beacons!>Prove your loyalty to the King!>Take a third option and level up to the West
>>3490681>Respond to the distress beacons!Our job is to cause mayhem around the castle, so we can cause a little extra mayhem while checking out the damage. It could even be potential threats to the mission.
>>3490696>No Goomba Left BehindI couldn't agree more.----->"Cadet, where's the intercom on this thing?""T-the big red button on the console, General. Just hold it down and the whole ship will hear you."-----Well, nobody has to tell me to press a red button twice. Red buttons are the superior buttons. Why anyone would make a button any other color is beyond me.-----"This is General Goomba, addressing the Verde La Sol at large. All personnel onboard, listen up! Airships in the Koopa Troop armada are under fire or worse, and it jeopardizes both our primary mission and the lives of hundreds of Minions in this quadrant of the Mushroom Kingdom. With that in mind we are switching focus to Search and Rescue until further notice. Lord Bowser deserves a full fleet of ships to greet him at the rendezvous point, and we'll give our damnedest to bring it to 'im. All hands to battlestations; we ship out in two minutes."-----I can hear moderate cheering from across the hall. Sounds like Toadsby and Private SMB whooping it up. The Engineers run off to prep the propeller, and the Cadet starts charting our course. I'm really starting to like this job.>Choose a direction to begin our operations!
>>3490725>EastTime to cross the hard-block mountains surrounding the castle, we'll be seeing a few of these en route to the distress signals.-----Ready the cannons!-----Did you guys hear somethin-OH HELL.>Evasive maneuvers!>Investigate from the deck!>Someone fire back!
>>3490829>Get to steppin'!Both blood red Bullet Bills swish right past us. Sweet navigating, me! Cadet Guy seems less enthused.-----"G-General! We've got company!">"What do you mean? We evaded the Bullet Bills!""T-the Bullet Bills weren't the ballistics, they were the carriers!">"...Carriers?""T-that Black Sludgey Stuff was dripping all over them, and NOW ITS ON THE SHIP!">"Where did they land, Cadet?""There's a few puddles on the Deck, b-but they're growing!"-----We don't have long until that junk spreads to the whole ship! What do we do?>Deal with the problem alone, keep the crew safe from zombification!>Call for backup to scrub the Deck of the evil gunk>Try to shake off the Fury Sludge with more evasive maneuvers!
>>3492948>Call for backup to scrub the Deck of the evil gunkThis stuff isn’t gonna shake off and we are a team for a reason
>>3493022>Call for backupI'm a little worried about the possibility of my crew getting zombified, but they're not chumps like the clowns in the Amarillo Surprise!----->"Attention all units! Attention to the Verde La Sol! We are under siege! All readily available soldiers report to the Deck to clean up some Fury Gunk. Today is our day, Minions!"-----It takes less than four minutes for a full party to reach the Deck. The Fury Plague is already spreading a bit, and there's some creep in a red vest. Let's get to work.>Level 1-9 begins! Stop the Fury Plague from eating the ship!
>>3493057>general to C3>put down B4 fury sludge
>>3493069Hello there, little things.General Me to the rescue! I ram that nasty gunky dude right off the ship! It gurgles and disappears into the mountains below.-----"Hey, quick crash course on Super Abilities everyone. Units with over 10HP get to swap out their Ability for a turn with a different one. This can only be done a set amount of times per battle, as seen with the new Green Bar. Magikevin's Super Ability, for example, finally lets his attacks heal himself instead of someone else at random. All the info is in the Intelligence Report now."
>>3493112>Goombros to F2>Kev to D2Also I think the sisters should had healed kevin by 1
Rolled 2 (1d6)>>3493150You may call me the Fury Ambassador.We expertly divide our team up, with the Engineers taking a little hit. That vested creep...The smiling sludgey shit is glooping up around him. And making more Fury Goombas!-----"Don't stand on those Fury Squares! They bite back when they're not giggling like creepazoids..."
>>3493150And as usual correcting my boners results in 1d6 extra coins.
>>3493173>Kevin attack G3>Toadsby finishes it off
>>3493185Our duty is to spread the glory of Fury to all of you sapients.Nuts to all that! Kev and Toadsby fire off at that little bug in the corner. The enemy continues to spread...-----SECRET UNLOCKED!Health Healed: 25/25A new Strategem will be unlocked if you don't all die!
>>3493780>goomtower to E3>General to D3
>>3493840Why don't you all come down to the ground like your other friends?This isn't looking so great... Every Sludgy brat we take down gets replaced!
>>3494137>engineers to E4>General crush that slimebag at D4Lets show them what real goombas can do then.
>>3494211You won't feel a thing...Except Fury...and chortles!Another smiling simpleton down for the count! But they keep bubbling up! And without the Engineers to Tower over 'im, they hit kinda hard! We gotta stop this at the source!-----"D-don't worry, General!""The rest of your crew is here for you!""*hungry chomping noises*"-----"Since we're still on the ship, I guess we're not limited to the six-on-six limitations of grounded warfare! Right on!"
>>3494284>engineers to D5>General keep on exterminating
>>3494320Oh, more little friends to fuel our Fury?That's right...just sit right there all nice and smug you vested bastard...
>>3494350>Engineers start putting the hurt on that freak>SMB to F3
>>3494379You think I'm your problem? You flatter me.The goop is steady growing, but at least the freak who brought it onboard is getting a taste of our might!-----SECRET UNLOCKED!Moved Spaces: 75/75You guys are on a roll! Two secrets in one battle! Yowzer!
>>3494423>general to D4 >remove C3
>>3494444fudge I mean C5 not C3
>>3494444>>3494448Wasting quads on messing up the directions? My my, how frightfully embarassing...The hell is this guy going on about? No time for that, gonna give these sludge-os ONE-A THESE! ...One-a these being a really hard headbutt. SMB says he's doing okay, and I choose to believe him.
>>3494466Almost as embarrassing as your image not uploading, apparently.
>>3494474>engineers attack the freak again>sisters to C3lets put the disabling and healing ability to use
>>3494485We are only the beginning.Everybody's getting into their correct position, and a Rally boosted Engineering trio just absolutely go ham. I hope there's a Hell just for these black goopy guys.
>>3494511>sisters to E3>squash that smug creep goomboys
>>3494533Heh... Heh heh...That's all we heard before the Engineers knocked him off the ship. The other inky bastards seem unphased.-----"I don't like this, General. I don't like it one bit...">"Oh you don't like anything. Their leader's toast! It's over!"
>>3494563>general to E4>SMB take out the goop to your righttime to start sweeping upis E2 suppose to have 0/3 HP?
>>3494582>Gooper ScooperThe Fury Spots surrounding that vested guy start to bubble and churn. They no longer seem to be in a good mood, and another little Fury Goomba bursts from the ashes of the previous leader. Another little guy retreats back to this new combatant.-----"General, you missed it! Our new baby Piranha Plant used its Ability when that Fury Goomba rolled in and got into its Range. It auto-attacked it to death! And me without my camera... It was so precious!
>>3494604>squash C6>sisters to F2keep on squashing and lets get some healing going
>>3494617>Squash on the DeckThe Trio knock out another little guy, just as the angry bubbling mass takes shape as more Fury Goombas! Was this their plan all along?-----"Oh snap! On the plus side, knocking these guys out should get all this gunk off the ship for good!"
>>3494634>smash D6>pathik to E2lets get our little chomper closer
>>3494648>Baby HungeeThe enemy has lost all interest in attacking us. The head Goomba is sucking black goop off the floor and out of his subordinates... This looks rough.-----"General! We've seen this once before, haven't we? When we first discovered the Fury monsters? Oh man, oh man..."
>>3494662>smush E6>Pathik to E3keep calm, we are in a good spot right now.sisters should had healed some
>>3494666darn I wanted that tiny bonus
>>3494675>Slow DrainThe biggest Black Goomba slowly slurps up his friends (grody), and we cut off his food supply bit by bit. Almost there, little Pathik...
>>3494697>attack the goop sucker >pathik to F4might as well whittle him down some
>>3494704>No SuccEven with his followers offering their Goop, the head Goomba can't handle the Engineers. Pathik rolls in like he's got the biggest dick in the room and takes out an enemy on accident.
>>3494721>Pathik to F5>Engineers take out B5
>>3494733>Yes SuccThe big cheese over there got a lot of Goop that time! His little buddies don't look too good, and they're gonna look worse once Pathik gets his snack on!
>>3494749>Pathik to F6>Goomgang cut him back down to size
>>3494755>Mr. Plant's Fantastic ThanksgivingI mean, this weed ain't whack. Lookit him go! On the flip side, the head Goomba turned into a vacuous vortex, stealing the surrounding Goopy Boys' energy!-----"Before you get buttmad and cry foul play, there's a D6 algorithm that determines how much goop gets sucked. There's nothing behind the curtain..."
>>3494777>engineers keep putting hurt on that freak>pathik to E7We got him on the ropesHonestly I thought him succing everything was just a sign that goopboy is desperate
>>3494784>Thin the HerdThe two remaining goopy fellas try to gather around their leader, who shouts in gurgly nonsense something towards us. It's too late, chump. It's too late for a lot of things.
>>3494800>Pathik and Gooms put a end to his gurgling nonsense
>>3494804>Get off my planeWith doubled-down efforts, the head Fury Goomba bubbles into nothing. His only other friend looks at us, jumps into the air, and lets the strong current of a moving airship push him off the Deck and into the mountains below. If he survives, he'll be sure to tell all his buddies about us. For now, the ship is silent again.>Choose one Unit to receive +1 Max HP
>>3494827Pathik Piranha's HP is bumped up to 6!BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!Even in the sky, even with the whole party active, this was still a thrilling battle. And corporate deems us worthy of yet another great prize for not losing anyone.Choose an additional reward for a successful defense campaign:>Health Boost: +1 Max HP to all Units>Resume: A new Unit is added to the party>Pay Day: +1d100 Coins and an item
>>3494862>Health Boostalso enjoy this low-effort meme I made
>>3494865I actually love it>Health BoostIt's a Red Letter Day! All Units have +1 Max HP!...Traitor Toadsby has 10 HP! He learns the Super Ability False Flag! Using this skill makes the enemy waste a Movement or Attack thinking he's on their side.YOU THINK YOU'RE DONE?The Health Secret unlocked a new Option: Reinforce!Basically, it lets you swap out someone from Row 1 with someone on the ship without making the whole damn platoon retreat.The Mobility Secret unlocked a new Formation! Instead of starting out randomly, sometimes the team will start in an organized fashion!>Holy shit that's a lotta goodies let's get moving already
>>3495410>Holy shit that's a lotta goodies let's get moving already>Lets keep going east
>>3495527>EastWe move to the right, like a Mushroom fresh outta the ? Block. With the bombarding party out of the way, the skies are clear and quiet. We should take advantage of the lack of chaos.>Try to communicate with some of the distressed ships>Check out the view of the Castle>Do something silly with the entire crew, a real team-building exerciseEven if this is the only post I can make today I gotta at least move us forward a teeny bit.
>>3497316>>Try to communicate with some of the distressed ships
>>3497517>Respond to the maydaysA good plan. No point in flying all the way down there if there's nobody to save.-----The Supercomputer has its own room, with a big monitor to...monitor things taking center stage. Beyond that, there are server towers and cooling stations and a timid little Shy Guy who seems at home in it all. Where does a maintenance man learn to work a computer?-----"Heigh Ho, Generallisimo!">"Cadet. How do the skies look?""W-well, we haven't seen any more Bullet Bills or hints of the Fury Plague near us. So there's that.">"Excellent. Keep an eye on the path ahead. And another on the mountains starboard of us. ...And maybe a third eye on the plains below.""A-alright, but I'll need more eyeholes in my mask.">"Hold up, I was joking. You have three eyes?""U-um...Probably not? I w-was going along with your joke?">"You know what? I can't deal with that right now. Try to call one of those ships that are sending the distress beacons.""Okie dokie! I think I have the mic set up. Which ship do you want to call?">Make contact with the Shock Azul, the ship nearest to the Plague!>Call up the Rosa Day, which should be on Castle grounds!>Ping the Amarillo Surprise, it looks like they got lost in the mountains...
>>3498775>Make contact with the Shock Azul, the ship nearest to the Plague!
>>3498929>Hailing Shock AzulThe Cadet plays with a couple of dials, tests the microphone and tries to establish a secure line to the Shock Azul. She's a good ship, another Scouter like us if I'm not mistaken.-----"It wasn't easy, and the connection isn't crystal, but we have a line to the Shock Azul, General!">"Alright, put me through.""Just hold the little blue button and talk.">"Why would anyone make a button that's not big and red?""B-because if all the buttons are big and red we wouldn't be able to tell what each one does?">"It's called a label, Cadet."-----Regardless, the before-now silent Shock Azul pings us back, and the monitor shows us live video of their Communications Room. ...I think. All I see is darkness and a shuffling of shadows across the screen. This does not bode well.----->"Verde La Sol to Shock Azul, come in Azul.""...zrr-glop...">"Codename Green Sun to Blue Thunder, respond Blue Thunder.""Holy haberdashers, I think we're actually getting through! Quick, who's the next ranking officer?""It's gotta be Shifty, he writes the weekend schedule.""Well wake him up! We're getting pinged!">"...Shock Azul, do you copy?">"..."----->Wait patiently for someone to respond, there's obviously someone aboard>Start yelling into the microphone, that'll get their attention>Threaten to end communications, that'll scare these chumps straight
>>3499234>>Wait patiently for someone to respond, there's obviously someone aboard
>>3499262>Wait a tickAlright, I guess. Can't expect a chump-pile like the Shock Azul to be as organized as us. So we wait. And then we wait some more. Cadet and I spend four minutes playing cards. He cheats like a Toad at Go Fish.In time a wheezy old Shy Guy shuffles in from the dark. He looks to be in bad shape. Like a trapezoid. Trapezoids are bad shapes. So pointy.-----"This is the Cerulean Bolt of Battle, the Shock Azul, calling in.">"Heard, Blue Thunder. To whom am I addressing?""The highest ranked officer left unturned by the Fury Plague. Officer Third Rank in charge of scheduling and stocking inventory. Shift Guard, reporting in.">"Alright, Guard. This is General Goomba of the Verde La Sol. We are en route to your location. Status report.""Wow, you're good at this.">"Transmissions are the coolest part of this job. You sound pretty official yourself for a Third Rank Officer.""Well, we're up a creek, General. We were a-go with Operation Bowser's Tail when we were boarded by the Fury Plague. Most of us were turned, the rest threw them overboard to stop the infection. But the goopey buggers made sure to trash our Star Engine on their way out.">"...Star Engine?""It powered most of the ship's functions. We're running on auxiliary now, we might have a few hours before the Shock Azul strikes the Earth. Probably don't even have enough power for a proper crash landing."-----Grim story, that.>How many of you are left?>Have you tried contacting other airships for help?>Where is Lord Bowser now?
>>3501692>Have you tried contacting other airships for help?lets see if we can squeeze extra info on the other ships
>>3501921>And the others?----->"Have you tried contacting the other airships for help?""...Yeah, we did. The Amarillo Surprise and Rosa Day sent their distress signals way before we did.">"...And?""...">"Out with it, Officer.""...It was Rosa Day that sent the first signal. Right on the Castle lawn they crashed. And right on the Castle lawn they sit. I think they're still engaging the Plague as we speak.">"Engaging? Like a wedding?""No, more like keeping them out of the Castle while Lord Bowser does his thing. Last we heard was Red Leader getting an order from The King and then radio silence.">"Then why is their distress beacon going off?""No clue, but there's nobody at the phone to clarify.">"Suppose we'll find out the full story when we get to that ship.""That was our plan before we were jacked.">"Well that's two airships accounted for. And the Amarillo Surprise?""At 1300 Hours we received the mayday call from codename Golden Trickster. I don't know who was in command at the time. There was screaming, and then static.">"...Damn shame.""We're not done. At 1345 Hours the distress beacon sounded again. There was a lot of giggling and gurgling on the other line, but the message was clear. The Amarillo Surprise was and is under their employ. And at its helm was...">"You son of a bitch you're not allowed to end a sentence like that to a General now cough it up goddammit.""At the helm was a mad black Goomba with a mad white smile to match. It just looked at us through the video screen and kept on laughing. Like one of us had told it a really good joke or something. It said two words and hung up. Scariest damn thing I've seen in this army.">"I wish I didn't know what those two words were.""Y-you...you know this monster?"----->I guess I am that monster.>Just another drop of sludge in our way.>Depends. Did it tell you "Happy Birthday"?
>>3502132>>Depends. Did it tell you "Happy Birthday"?
>>3502311>Happy Birthday?-----"Yeah, that's the one. Not even my birthday, but still scary to think what my present could be...">"He left most of your crew your present. It isn't one the Koopa Troop is willing to accept lying down.""...Power's running low, General. I think we'll end this transmission to conserve energy.">"Hang in there, Shock Azul. We're on our way. Over and out.">Choose the landing team! Three crewmates have to stay on the ship.
>>3504376Leave SMB, Spooky, and cadet behind.
>>3504515>The team is setSMB was a little peeved at missing the action, but cooled off when he learned that means he can run the cannons. The Scouts seemed indifferent, but a little sad they were cut from the landing party twice in a row.-----"Hey, Captain! You hit 10HP as well! Your Super Ability is a little special. Use it carefully, it sets up the whole battle into a duel between you and the lead enemy Unit."
>>3505061>Tower to C4, bonk that goombratWe gotta get those three on the B column out of there, but I think it might be safe enough to have someone attack as well for a turn.
>>3505070>Hey Puppet Pal ClemLong story short; the punchline is a bonk on the head. That icky Fury interloper wallops that little mushroom guy. Speaking of which...----->"General.""What's that?">"I am not a Captain. I am your General.""What's the difference?">"About 14 Coins an hour and your respect. I expect to see both promptly.""I...don't have any money on me...">"No, you moronic mushroom. The Koopa Troop provides the Coins. What do you think that means I require from you?""...Understood. Yeesh..."
>>3505104>General: Killsteal from the peahead (finish the toad)>Tower: Finish the 'bratI think this takes priority over not getting hit by the skuttlebugs.Don't want another fury-sludge-clone on our hands, after all.
>>3505109>Double KillThe herd is thinned, but that Scuttle-thing takes a swipe at Pathik. The Boo swoops in, and the Fury Pea finds a new target.-----"Looks like the Pea does less damage to the Spider than it did to that Toad. Weird."
>>3505123>Pathik: C2 (and hopefully auto-chomp that boo?)>Kev: C3
>>3505124>Rip the knob offA Rally Boosted Pathik? I didn't know we could hit 4 Damage, but here we are! The Spiders are running scared, and that Fury fella just keeps jumping from one place to another trying to make a friend.
>>3505133Cut that out already.>Kev: E4, Attack the fly
>>3505137Actually, wait, E2 would probably be better...Is it too late to change my command? Sorry.
>>3505137>>3505143>Whatever worksThe Fly is die, and the green dude is not happy about not getting his numbers up. He must work on commission. That eastern Spider is enjoying his time with the Sisters, who shower him with praise and affirmations.
>>3505150>Pathik: Double-time it to E3eat ur peas
>>3505153>He's so slowPathik does his best, but he can only move so much in his little flowerpot. We can't double down on directions for units, for whatever reason. Seems pretty dumb. Woah, that Spider we healed is playing along, taking a chunk outta the Pea! But he's too busy eating Toad Brains to care.-----"GET THIS THING OFFA ME!"
>>3505160Damn, really?>Kev: Blast the peabrain>Pathik: EAt UR FUCKIN PEAS (E3)
>>3505161>Pathik eats his peas for 10 hoursPathik and Kev get to work finishing off the Fury Plague Pea. One of the Spiders goes back to play with the Sisters, while the other looks at him.-----"This is weird, General. They're enemies for sure, but this Spider has lost all interest in fighting us. It seems happy just hanging out. ...Is the one in the corner jealous? I've never seen a jealous Spider before.">Let Spiderbro do his thing>Defeat the enemy
>>3505170>>Let Spiderbro do his thing
>>3505172Forgot to add>Engis: Move to C5Dunno if this special command is a full-turn thing or not, but just in case it's not...
>>3505172>Spiders are coolI mean, the Scuttlebugs aren't attacking us. There's no harm in letting them be. After a few minutes of playing both Spiders work their way onto the ship. Guess they're with us now?SECRET UNLOCKED!Enemies Recruited: 2/1Unlocked Summon! Lets us use a turn to bring in old enemies to help with battle.Level 1-10 Clear!>Choose a Unit to gain +1 Max HP!-----"Summons are temporary allies that we can call in to help us fight. Once they're on the battlefield, they'll fight on their own. The easiest way to collect Summons would be to keep them from being Fury-inated from my guess."
>>3505191Nifty.>Tower bros.(are they bros.?)
>>3505195The Engineers now have a Max HP of 10!Their Super Ability unlocks! Feat of Engineering is now available! They can create a wall that blocks ranged damage!BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!Corporate is damn impressed with us leaving with more Units than we started with. And in such a short time! We get the Bonus Boxes! When will we stop getting so many wonderful gifts? I hope never!>Health Boost: +1 Max HP to all Units>Resume: A new Unit is added to the party>Pay Day: +1d100 Coins and an item
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>3505210The Pay Day comes with some money-making software for the Supercomputer! We might be able to get some private fundage...>Let's keep going!
>>3505218fukken NICE>NortheastI'm guessing that the distress signal coming from the brick tile is the Rosa Day?
>>3505218North East.Just caught up on this, great job OP.
>>3505220>>3505229>NEWe head back into the mountains, maybe we can see what these two ships are under before we commit. To our North sits the Rosa Day, presumably still fighting off the Plague. To the East the Shock Azul runs on fumes, probably dooming the poor bastards aboard to a fiery death within hours. Can't do anything about either one until we get past this mountain first. The Amarillo Surprise drops its beacon, probably entirely engulfed by the Plague.>Work the Supercomputer with the Cadet, there's a lot we need to learn about>See if Magikevin can use his epic magics to figure out what's going on out there>Spy on the Engineers for a while, see if they're actually brothers or notAnd just when things are getting good it's off to work again. Always exciting to get new people in this dumpster fire I've concocted.
>>3505289>>Work the Supercomputer with the Cadet, there's a lot we need to learn about
>>3505289>Work the Supercomputer with the Cadet, there's a lot we need to learn aboutIts a shame i missed all the fun. Anyways I’m calling those scuttlebugs Nathaniel and Bandy.
>>3505293>>3505754>Work the Supercomputer-----The Computer Room is the same as ever. Big ol' monitor, the cooling stations and towers making a low hum, and the Cadet playing with the controls. This time, however, Scary Manilow is keeping him company.----->"Hey there, troops!""Heigh Ho, Generallisimo!""What's the news, short fuse?">"We have a lot of issues that need resolving, and that computer is our ticket to answers.""I was thinking the same thing, Generallisimo. That's why Scary and I are setting things up.""We got the new software downloadin' and the ships there look forebodin'."-----Scary isn't wrong. We now have visual representation of the remaining two airships, but it's hard to see what they're up to from here...>Start up the moneymaking software>Start diagnostics on the Shock Azul>Try to access the Rosa Day's logs
>>3506073>Try to access the Rosa Day's logs
>>3506141>Rosa DayYeah, they're the one we're most in the dark on.-----It takes a lot of boring coding-type stuff from Cadet, but he finds some transmission logs from before the distress signal was sent. It's mostly some red Magikoopa talking into the camera.-----"This is the Rosa Day, codename Pink Sunrise, reporting. Red Leader calling in. Operation Bowser's Tail is underway. Status report, Golden Trickster.""This is the Amarillo Surprise, codename Golden Trickster, responding. We have met resistance by an unusual army hailing from the Northeast that has slowed our progress. Requesting assistance.""Negative, Golden Trickster. Lord Bowser's airship needs an escorting party and we intend to comply. His lordship's army has no natural enemy. Quit being lazy. Over and out."-----"This is the Rosa Day, codename Pink Sunrise, hailing Wizard o' the Wind. Operation Bowser's Tail is complete. Princess Peach's Castle is in sight. Requesting orders.""This is the Wizard o' the Wind responding. Quit being dinks, Rosa Day. Lord Bowser is getting antsy. Go make sure the coast is-""...Wizard? Come in Wizard!""...Confirm visibility, Rosa Day.""...An unidentified army is on the Castle Grounds.""Confirmed, Rosa Day. Lord Bowser wants to deal with it personally. This is his dance floor and he doesn't like to share. Provide backup immediately. Over and out."-----The transmissions end here. Looks like Lord Bowser and the Rosa Day did get into a big fight. At the least our maps indicate that the Castle is not under Fury control.>Get visuals on the Castle Grounds>Try calling the Rosa Day>See what Cadet and Scary think about all this
>>3506269>>Try calling the Rosa Day
>>3506269>Get visual on the castle grounds
>>3506515>Get a visual on the castle----->"Cadet, did you draw this?""N-no! This is what the Rosa Day looks like right now!""C'mon, Cadet. No need to get upset.">"Do we even have a camera?""...N-no. But that's what it looks like outside the window.">"Huh. So it does. Excellent work, Cadet. Let's give them a call.">>3506434----->"This is the Verde La Sol, calling the Rosa Day. Come in Rosa Day.""...">"Codename Pink Sunrise, respond!""Hello, General.">"Oh no...we're too late...""Get away from that microphone, you freaky little thing!"-----The line goes silent for a minute, but a beat up Red Magikoopa takes over the phone.-----"This is the Rosa Day, codename Pink Sunrise, responding. We're in bad shape, Verde La Sol.">"So it seems, Red Leader. Status report.""Up shit creek. Requesting immediate backup!">"...""...Verde La Sol?">"...Negative, Pink Sunrise. The Shock Azul needs a rescue party and we intend to comply. His lordship's army sticks together. Once we're done doing your job we'll come back to rescue you as well. Over and out.""...That's some petty shit, Gen-"-----I don't even know which way we're going after this, but I'm not cool with how they deserted their teammates before.>Get Cadet to set up the software before we land>Fire the cannon at the Castle Grounds to buy the Rosa Day some time before we land>Give the Shock Azul confirmation that we're on the way
>>3506813>>Get Cadet to set up the software before we land
>>3506926>Get that money young buckThe Cadet seems weirdly excited. He's been hovering over an open tab on the browser for a few minutes.----->"Alright, Cadet. Show me the new thing you've been working on.""Okie dokie! This is pretty exciting!">"I don't really see how it can be, but let's see what you have.""Have you ever heard of the stock market, General?">"Trading Places is my favorite movie, so yes.""I miss Eddie Murphy being funny.">"We all do, Cadet.""Anyway, we're set up to do what Eddie Murphy and that Ghostbuster guy were doing. We have access to buy shares of companies that can then be sold at a profit.">"So we're brokers?""Not really, since it's our money we'd be playing with. More like creating a portfolio.">"Gimme the rundown.""It's pretty easy. So long as someone's on the ship we can use our Coins to buy or sell our shares that are for sale. The Intelligence Reports will keep us updated on prices, which move up and down sporadically.">"So even in the middle of battle, the voices in my earpiece can play around with our Coins?""Can and probably will!">"Righteous. Gather the troops and let's get to work! We'll let our money grow in our absence.">Assemble the team! It's time to land!
>>3507078swap out pathik and toadsby with spooky and cadet. Gotta keep up morale and I remember they weren’t too pleased with being left behind so often
>>3507142>SMB getting left out again leaves him with an itchy trigger finger, but he's not one to complain. Toadsby looks at the stocks and Pathik chases the spiders around the cabin.>Welcome to Spider Mountain!
>>3507205...Ah.>Manilow: F4>General: C4I wonder if they'll all just surrender if we just step out of the way.Regardless, stepping out of the way is a good idea.>Buy 5 stocks in S.G. Cosmetics and 3 in Pokey ProduceI'm just gonna assume buying from multiple companies at once is probably fine.
>>3507225>Spider DanceA Spider takes a shot at the Engineers while we adjust. Seems they don't like us invading their mountain.Buying and selling stocks don't have a limit as long as you have the Coins. Without Toadsby here there's nobody to give any more hints. Good luck!
>>3507248>Engis & Sisters: Move a space to the right
>>3507253>Move it move itThis battle seems poorly planned out. I mean, after a few turns these guys'll have no way to attack us!
>>3507328>a few turnsMake that "no turns".>Kev & Cadet: Move a space to the left
>>3507333>No turns it isThe spiders continue to madly scramble, but they're stuck on their webs and can't bite any of their intruders.
>>3507346>Kev: Blast the scuttlebug at D6>General: Bonk the scuttlebug at B5
>>3507351>Tear assAss is torn. And just as soon as we get to battling, an ambush from the North and Southeast from the Fury Boys! Spider Mountain was a setup from the start! I should have known.
>>3507361I knew something like this was gonna happen.>General: Finish off the bug at B5>Cadet: shoot the sludge at H2
>>3507366>The trap is sprungMore Sludge bastards roll in from the mountain, making this a full 6v6v6 battle royale of horseshittery. Cadet and a Scuttlebug get one fella slippery and bitten, and I demolish another bug on the move.
>>3507375>Cadet: Attack that sludge again>General: 「 CALL OUT」 mostly because I'm not 100% sure what it does yet, especially with two enemy parties
>>3507394>I'm callin' you out!I look that heaviest Sludge Goomba and whichever Scuttlebug considers itself the boss and everyone else clears out. Nobody but us three can move or attack until one of us hits 0HP. It's a matter of pride. Everyone else makes a circle and starts making bets on who's gonna croak.
>>3507415I forgot how much damage these guys deal, so I'm just gonna assume it's 3, meaning it's a bad idea to fight him head-on. Gotta try and distract him or get him hit by the 'bug.>Move to E3 and waitNot gonna bother denoting who the commands are for until this is over, since, y'know...
>>3507422>Cage MatchThe bump on my head says the answer is two. I think he wants me more than he does the spider.
>>3507433Fuck.>Bonk the sludgeNothing else can really be done without relying on it doing something stupid, so I think we'll just have to tough it out for now.
>>3507442>Ultimate SmackdownThe Sludge Goomba and I are still trading blows, while the Spider bobs around aimlessly. I think Toadsby is trying to shout something at me from the Deck, but he's way too far away to be any help.
>>3507452Welp, there goes my plan B in case it didn't decide to attack the scuttlebug.Time to do something stupid and probably die.>General: Move to F2Also I'm willing to bet Toadsby's probably trying to say something like "only one of the leaders has to die before call out ends so you can just go for the scuttlebug you dingus"
>>3507458>Line DancePer your direction, I swerve into the other Sludge Goombas. Their leader slaps the back of my head and I treat him in kind. The Spider finally gets into position to strike! I would have never thought to trick the Sludgey Boy like that! Ingenious! I think that's what Toadsby was trying to shout at me, he's giving us a big grin.
>>3507485Holy shit that worked?>Boink that mofo
>>3507488>The best laid plansThe big boy is done, with a little help from the lead Spider. Still looks like he isn't on our side, though...
>>3507509The Triple Duel over, everyone who didn't get knocked out returns to their previous position.
>>3507518Right, let's get back to business.>Kev & Cadet: Attack that oiled-up guy again
>>3507522>Oil's well that ends wellThe oily guy is getting hit way too hard to move properly, which is fine since we want him gone. The Spiders attack anything and everything that sits on their mountain, while their Leader watches the battle from the corner.
>>3507544>Kev: Go for the oiled guy again>Tower: B4
>>3507547>Oil be damnedKev gets his healing hands going, and a Scuttlebug takes the chance to steal the kill. Another Fury Goomba outflanks Cadet and gives him a chomp, and the lead spider makes a run for it. One of the Fury Goombas is starting to bubble over...
>>3507572>Tower: C5, bonk the goopI said B4, not D4, but it ended up not mattering, so whatever, I guess.
>>3507576>Big Boy on the MountainThe fattest Goop fully absorbs his friend and becomes MASSIVE! Fortunately the Engineers are already whittling it down. One of the Scuttlebugs keeps a Fury Goomba off the Cadet, while another takes a swipe at Magikevin. So many things to keep track of!
>>3507588>Kev: blast E1>Engis: keep bonking the big guy (4u)
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>3507576And as usual 1d6 for my basic inability to read.
>>3507590>You merely adopt the furyIt's a cluster out here! Cadet and a Scuttlebuddy finish off a little chump, and the Engineers hold off the big thing. Scary finally gets to play, which means he gets punched in the face. That's the price of participation, pal.
>>3507627>Tower: Keep fighting the huge fucker>Kev: Shoot that goop
>>3507629>Continue the trendGood thing the big guy has no Range, all he can do is take the abuse. The Spiders continue to offer their support, and Cadet gets another bite.
>>3507650>>Continue the trend
>>3507652>SpamtacularSometimes a war boils down to a trade of blows. Some of us trade better than others.
>>3507665>>>Continue the trend
>>3507673>Whatever you say, meatspin robotThe last of the sludgevaders goes down, and the Scuttlebugs seem to be a little less pensive. They look to their leader for guidance.>Let the lead spider make a decision>Squish some bugs
>>3507685>>Let the lead spider make a decisionAlso shouldn't someone have healed, or did the scuttlebug kill the small sludge before Kev could hit it?
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>3507687>Spider TrialThe Lead Scuttlebug looks us over and gives his crew a nod. They scuttle and buttle and three of them go towards the Verde La Sol. The leader and one of his cohorts return to the mountainous abyss, presumably to repopulate their icky spidery horde. Spider Mountain will live on, both on this battlefield and in our hearts.LEVEL 1-11 CLEAR!>Choose a Unit to gain +1 Max HP
>>3507700The Cadet's Max HP is raised to 10!...Cadet Guy's Super Ability is unlocked! He can now fire Heat Pellets, which deal double damage to foes hit with Oil Pellets!BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!We're the best of the best, and we get rewarded handsomely.Choose a Reward!>Health Boost: +1 Max HP to all Units>Resume: A new Unit is added to the party>Pay Day: +1d100 Coins and an item
>>3507724>Depressive Rex has joined the party!All his stats start at zero, but put him next to some friends and he becomes a powerhouse!----->"Okay, gang. First off, say hi to our new guy.""Heigh Ho, Dinosaur Guy!""Welcome.""...">"Quiet type, eh? That's fine. We don't have time for a party anyway.""...thats fine, im not much for parties...">"We need to get to these Airships and save their crews. But I'm not sure which one to start at, or if the one we wait on will last long enough for us to rescue the other...""The longer you wait to decide, General, the less time both ships have.">"You're right! We'll go after the-">"Shock Azul!">"Rosa Day!"
>>3507801>The Shock Azul----->"The Shock Azul is about to crash. Rosa Day at least has Lord Bowser around to keep them going. If you've got anything to say or do, do it now and head to the Deck."GOM: "The Deck?">"This is an evacuation effort. There's not enough time to fix the Shock Azul AND save Rosa Day. We're gonna grab the crew and make a run for it."SMB:"...I'll go set up the boarding blocks."GOOMY:"I'll help!"GOOM:"We all will. We're stuck together."CADET:"Time to put that training to work!"SCARY:"This is what bein' a Scout's all about!"REX:"...ill do my best too!"MAGIKEVIN:"I sense a grave danger ahead!"LSD:"We're coming too! Those guys might have some mental trauma that only our stickers can heal!"PATHIK:"*happy chomping noises*TOADSBY:"Our stocks are worth an extra 8 Coins. Just thought you'd want to know."-----With everyone getting a line, the crew assembles onto the deck. It doesn't take long to set up some Blocks so the Azul's crew can climb aboard. ...The ground is covered in Fury Goop, so we can't land...>Yell for the Shock Azul crew to get on the Deck>Start boarding the Shock Azul to find the crew>Patiently wait for the Shock Azul crew to come out on their own
>>3507876>>Yell for the Shock Azul crew to get on the Deck>Loving Sisterly Duo = LSDhow the fuck did i not notice that until now?
>>3507885>Banana King! Get'cha ugly face out here!A handful of worn out Lantern Ghosts leave the galley, followed by Shift Guard. They seem surprised.-----"Oy, I've never been happier that it isn't the pizza guy.">"You better not be joking, I could go for a pizza!""No pizza man alive would make this trip. We've tried.">"...Good to see ya, Shifty.""Better to see you, General. Now are you gonna fix our ship or not?">"How much time until the power goes out?""Not long. Not long at all.">"We have to save the Rosa Day, too.""...I understand. We're coming aboard. Abandon ship, boys!"-----The winds are harsh out here, and the ground below us is cackling.>"Get away from the Blocks!">"Get over here NOW!">"...Salvage the Shock Azul before you head over!"The level that white fuzzies show up in in Yoshi's Island is named LSD in the German translation. And as someone who's been to therapy and gotten drugged up for my issues a therapist that gets you high seemed like a hilariously appropriate character. Or characters, in this case.
>>3507971>>"Get over here NOW!"
>>3507977>Scorpion intensifiesWe called them over, and they started running, but it was far too late. A familiar big bastard jumped onto our Blocks and pushed all the Ghosts back. This guy again...BOSS 1-12PIRANHA BUSTER II-----"Why here? WHY NOW?!? And where did he get five extra HP?"
>>3507995>ah shit here we go again>Tower: Bonk>Kev: ShootI'm gonna go to sleep, g'night.
>>3507999>Push the PlantA combined effort of Magikevin, the Engineers, and all three Lantern Ghosts make the very unstable Piranha Buster slip and fall onto the blocks! He slowly slides into the black abyss.-----"Woah, those Lantern Ghosts' Super Ability let them all blind the boss! Now we can just let the Fury Plague take care of the rest..."
>>3508011>AW SHIT----->"Nice teamwork!""Only the Koopa Troop could pull off a combo like that! Now let's get outta-""*eldritch chomping noises*">"Damn.""Sure wish I didn't just have my whole crew waste their Super Abilities...""IT WOULD NOT HAVE HELPED.""WE ARE THE FURY PLAGUE.""AND SO, TOO, SHALL YOU BE."BOSS 1-12FURY PIRANHA BUSTER-----"...Our mobility is severely limited out here. If we can get the Shock Azul crew over here, we might be able to get somewhere to plant our feet... Heh. Plant."I'm passing out, too. Just wanted to leave it at something worth leaving it at, no matter how cliche.
>>3508028It can never be that easy, can it?>Sisters: B7>Tower: AttackAlso I realized just after making my last post that the engis shouldn't have been able to attack since LSD is right next to them.Also also, how the hell do these guys have super abilities with only 5 HP?
>>3508531Probably something involving them all using it together. Their Max HP adds up to about 15 after all.
>>3508531>Don't Cross the BossThe Sisters go to comfort the new guy, and the Engineers take a shot at the boss. One of those Lantern guys gets a wee shot in as well.In retaliation, the mighty foe...jumps into the air? Where'd he go?-----"What goes up must come down! ...Except the Sisters and Scary. They can float for as long as they want. Maybe even... Never mind."The only thing worse than 12 hour shifts are 13 hour shifts. It's been a bad couple of days. For the record, I noticed the Goomba Tower shouldn't be able to attack but I let it go since it was a fake-out anyway. The Lantern Ghosts are NPCs, and we all know NPCs cheat like crazy. Guess that includes having a trio super double decker Super Ability.
>>3512641This isn't going to end well, I can already tell.>General: A6>Sisters: B8I'm predicting sudden AoE attacks.
>>3512647>You're a damn good guesserA bunch of shadows cover both ships, he's regurgitating cannonballs onto the battlefield! They'll be down here the turn after next!-----"These ballistics can't all be active! If only we knew which ones are safe and which ones are gonna blow..."
>>3512696I /think/ it might be the red ones? But it could also be the blue ones, since that's what they were before I'm pretty sure...Just to be safe,>Toadsby: A5But then I'm not really sure what else to do...Also trying to do this while playing 100% OJ as well is kinda tough.
>>3512704>Where's the Earth-Shattering-Kaboom?...THEY WERE ALL DUDS! What a way to run a railroad... A handful of heavy Cannonballs lie dormant on the walkways, while the rest crumble away. Boss Buster returns to the ground...or at least on our airships many feet above the ground. He's very interested in that red cannonball...-----"WHO WANTS TO PLAY DODGEBALL?"
>>3512756Ah shit.>Toadsby, Manilow: Pick up those cannonballs right next to you, if you canIf you cant...>Toadsby: C5>General: B6, or B7 if the cannonball's in the way
>>3512772>Cannonball StallToadsby and Scary bitch and moan about the weight, but they get themselves armed with cannonballs. They can probably throw it equal to their Range. I mean, that's what that stat's for, right?The Fury Buster wastes no time in starting its demented game. Shift Guard gets tagged first, with shrapnel and explosions. Shit looks painful and knocks him back. His buddies make a run for it.-----"We gotta keep everyone alive, General! Our Bonus is depending on it! ...And they're our allies, too. So there's that.">"But we can't get over there! There's a sea of Fury Sludge at the bottom of that 70 foot drop! And the Block Bridge is too narrow to bum rush.""Some of our troops might be able to take a shortcut...."
>>3512797...Ah, I think I see.>Manilow: D3?>Toadsby: C6
>>3512803>Scary Manilow's Wild RideTurns out Scary can float over Fury Sludge! ...And also air! Even with a cannonball as big as he is under his arm there's no stopping this guy! The Fury Buster doesn't seem to care. He seems excited to go finish off Shift Guard. ...Very slowly.
>>3512815>Manilow: E3>[Wait]Hopefully this fatass doesn't suddenly speed up next turn.
>>3512819>He come to townIt's a slow stroll for our two big movers Scary and the Boss. The Lantern Ghosts totally punk out and their Boss doesn't move far so as to let them escape. Fury Buster has a very wicked grin (which he always did before), he might be about to pounce!-----"You saw what that cannonball did to Shifty, right? Who's to say it won't totally ruin the big guy's trajectory too?"And this is the part where I can't keep my eyes open another minute. I promise not to disappear for two days again.
>>3512838>Manilow: F4, give that fucker a taste of his own medicine (and maybe also say something cool when you do it)
>>3512842Actually, G4 would probably be better. Push him back some.I think I just somehow forgot Manilow has 2 mobility.
>>3512842>>3513238>Off the ship, nasal drip!Manilow fails spectacularly at pulling off a witty one-liner, but does enough damage to make up for it. Two of our Spiders are called into battle, and the Shock Azul veterans continue to make their way over.-----"Summons don't need orders, they'll move and attack on their own. But if they take any damage they're outta here! It's a high risk, high reward strategy."
>>3513541>Manilow: G6, slap his shitI forgot if auto-attacks still happen with Manilow's ability.
>>3513567His ability has shown the ability to dodge auto-attacks. So this is definitely a valid move.
>>3513567>>3514118>Spooky StrategyScary Manilow follows up on his explosive entrance with a slap and dash to the boss, even evading its Auto-attack! The boss wobbles about, leaning on the railing of the Shock Azul but not losing sight of its quarry.
>>3514498>Toadsby: D5, apply heavy steel rock to giant-plant-dickHopefully this is a good enough angle to push him back to the northeast.
>>3514516>CurveballIt's a weird shot, but Toadsby takes it and knocks the big plant into the corner. It does NOT look happy. One of our Scuttlebugs takes a little shot at the biggun' while he's down. You go, little spiderbro.
>>3514544>Toadsby: B7>Manilow: E3My instincts are telling me that now that all the shock azul guys are on board the verde la sol, that plant boi's gonna fly over to the verde.Besides that, I want everyone to get over to the verde because I want to see what a fully-powered-up depressive rex is like
>>3514544can we advise the shock troops to go towards the sisters for healing? health is dangerously low on them all
>>3514596>I'm not subtleFury Buster looks super pissed off. We've got him pegged, or did, but he's back in the air... That's a lotta cannonballs...-----"Summons can be cancelled by ordering them back onto the ship. You can see where I'm going with this."
>>3516299>Manilow: C2>That scuttlebug on the right: GTFOAssuming de-summoning doesn't take an action,>Rex: B6
>>3516322>Abandon Ship!Scary runs like hell, and our precarious Scuttlebug jumps below deck. Get into postion; it's going down!
>>3516560>SMB: Living Projectile to C6>General: A7
>>3516560>>3516565Quick question, do the Shock Azul guys counts as allies for Rex's ability?
>>3516565>All Hands on DeckSquirrelin' around on the side of the Verde La Sol, we watch the Shock Azul go down in a mushroom cloud of devastation and hellfire. The Fury Plague below eats her wholesale, not even blue splinters remain. Her murderer lands behind us, admiring his handiwork. Let's end him before we lose the Verde!>>3516567Maaaaaaaaaaybe.
>>3519557Well, regardless, that plant motherfucker's in range, so...>Rex: Hit 'em with the power of friendship, or whatever the hell it is you do>Manilow: H4
>>3519561>Let Rex FlexDepressive Rex is a MONSTER once his self esteem gets boosted. Having all of us rally around him (with an actual Rally to boot) brings him to... SEVEN?!? Holy hell that's awesome!The mighty Fury Buster opens wide and counters the Friendship Beam with a barrage of Bullet Bills. The sheer force of camaraderie destroys one of them, dealing a little knockback to the boss. -----"Depressive Rex has a serious mental disorder that we can exploit for profit. Every friendly ally boosts his stats by one when they stand by him. Someone should really have put a cap on this guy, that shit's broken."
>>3519639>Manilow: F5!>Rex: Blast the other bullet bill!
>>3519642>Jump ChumpThe little ballistic party ends fast, and Fury Buster jumps back into the air! Aw, something shitty always goes down when he does that...
>>3519672Pussy ass bitch doesn't want to die like a man.>Manilow: D3>Cadet: C1Might as well try and spread out a bit.
>>3519689>Ballistic BullshitteryA cascading line of cannonballs falls onto the Verde La Sol, landing with a series of hard thuds but not exploding. Somewhere in the distance the boss is firing more Bullet Bills! Sounds like a REALLY bad combo.
>>3519711Oh.>Rex: Shoot down the bill a A6, assuming the cannonballs aren't blocking the way>Manilow: Get back in position (F5)Cadet may or may not have to eat two explosions for this.
>>3519721>Deck and BallsOne bullet down, another en route towards the cannonball line. I really don't want to see what happens if it hits......Is one of those crazy blue bastards grabbing a cannonball? What's he even gonna do with it? I haven't seen him fight all day!
>>3519737>Rex: Snipe the other bill>Cadet: Grab a cannonball
>>3519765>Come on downThose super-durable steel bullets are no match for the power of an inflated sense of self. Fury fucko lands in the wrong place at the wrong time. On MY ship. He seems interested in playing with those balls. I don't think he'll get the chance.
>>3519848>Rex: 「 POWER OF FRIENDSHIP」 on the plantUnrelated, but I feel like there should be a bosses bestiary in the reports.
>>3519856>Friendship is UnbreakableIt's hard to describe what a beam of pure happiness looks like, or how awesome it looks coming out of a rookie dinosaur. It didn't vaporize the plant, but it knocked it off the ship and into the abyss from whence it came. Landing in a sea of Fury, it disappears in a gurgling cacophony, and then silence. The Plague dissipates and crawls into the horizon. All that remains of the battle are a few big leaves and blue 2x4 planks. We collect the spare cannonballs for our own purposes, and the Shock Azul's crew looks down at what remains of their proud vessel.LEVEL 1-12 CLEAR!+8 Cannonballs are added to the Ammunition reserves.>Choose a Unit to receive +3 Max HP
>>3521573>RexBecause he fucking deserves itAnd also because I wanna see what his super ability is
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>3521580Depressive Rex's Max HP is boosted to 9!BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!We destroyed that boss and didn't lose anybody. Not even the already beat-up tagalongs! We get ALL THREE bonuses for being composed of pure badassery!>Health Boost: Every Unit gains +1 Max HP. This unlocks Rex's Super Ability, Mood Killer! MDD isn't something you can fix overnight, but Rex can now harness his inner sadness to drag down every enemy that gets in close.>Resume: A little pink Chomp is playing below with the leaves and sticks left behind by the boss. Baby Chomps joins the crew!>Pay Day: +1d100 Coins and an item!Choose the bonus item reward!>Disco Ball>On-Deck Garden>Library
>>3521628>On-Deck GardenWhy not?
>>3521654>Garden PartyIn time we'll have a thriving Garden right here on the Deck. If we have to fight up here again there should be some small changes to the battlefield. Plus we can grow vegetables!-----"...She's gone.""Not even enough left for a proper decommissioning.">"I'm sorry for your loss.""It's the way of the world for Scouting ships. Not many last as long as your Verde La Sol.">"I can't begin to imagine what I'd do without her. She's been good to us. As much a crewmate as any other aboard her.""...It ain't right.">"...I know it's not, Shifty. I know.">Take Baby Chomps for walkies>Give the Shock Azul a proper funeral>Get Depressive Rex acclimated on the Verde La Sol
>>3521699>>Give the Shock Azul a proper funeral
>>3521703>Funeral BluesIt doesn't take long to organize everyone. We're already outside and there were only a few boards of the old ship left. As per tradition, the ship's Captain is to relieve her of duty and burn her to cinders. This falls onto Shifty.-----"The Shock Azul... served the Koopa Troop for almost a decade. She had seen four kidnappings, seventeen sieges, and cost the Mario Brothers eleven lives. On my time aboard her I have had the good fortune to see most of it as a Shift Manager. Fate has deigned me her final Captain, and as such I commend her to the winds of the kingdom we shall one day rule. Shock Azul, codename Blue Thunder. Our Cerulean Bolt of Battle. With these flames you are discharged with honor and distinction."-----As Shift Guard lights the pile of blue boards aflame I look about the Deck. His crew rallies around him to keep the wind from extinguishing the funeral pyre. Rex is being consoled by the docs, he looks like he's about to bawl his eyes out. SMB and Magikeven, ever the odd pair, stand stone silent and respectfully watch from a distance. The Scouts look like they've seen a ship funeral before, standing to the side like a proper procession. The Engineers and Toadsby watch the horizon as the ashes float away. Our new pet and Pathik seem to understand that this is a serious moment, and quietly do pet things out of the way.-----"General Goomba. I'd like to thank you for allowing us to hold this aboard your ship. As the highest ranking officer, would you say a few words? It'd mean a lot to all of us.">Sing the Shock Azul a goodbye tune>Apologize>Give a proper military sendoff
>>3521771>>Give a proper military sendoff
>>3521781>Three Cannon Salute----->"We don't have much, but as General I think I speak for everyone when I offer a Triple Cannonball Salute.""That'd be rather nice. One of the Shock Azul's former crewmates should do the honors.">"Alright, so which one of you wants to-"-----SMB silently gets up from his post and loads the cannon. He fires three shots into the horizon and salutes the dying ashes. The entire Deck watches quietly, and in some way or form all salute the ashes as well, until nothing remains but the calming wind.>Give everyone a few minutes to recuperate before shoving off>Set sail for the Castle!>Go see what the hell SMB was doing over there
>>3523549>>Go see what the hell SMB was doing over there
>>3523549>Give everyone a few minutes to recuperate before shoving off
>>3523563>>3523806>Take FiveThe Rosa Day can handle a few more minutes, we're all a bit worn down. The Shock Azul's... survivors acclimate themselves to the goings on of the ship while I stalk after SMB to get his take on things.----->"You, uh, mind telling me what all that was about?""I really wanted to fire the cannon.">"But it was supposed to be a reserved right to a former member of the Shock Azul's crew!"I *was* a member of the Shock Azul's crew.">"You mean...I'm not your first General?""Most of your team, our team, has seen duty on other missions. You might be the leader, but you're still the new guy.">"...I see."-----SMB retreats to his bunk for a quick lie-down, and I ponder on where to go next.>See why Magikevin is always hanging out with SMB>Make sure Shifty doesn't feel offended by SMB's lighting of the cannon>Check on Depressive Rex, that guy didn't look too good...
>>3525001>>Check on Depressive Rex, that guy didn't look too good...
>>3525003>The Rex EpisodeWe haven't really gotten to talk much to this new fella. It's been a whirlwind of activity up here. At any rate he's over in the Sisters' room (with the door OPEN, we had a meeting about that). The smell is less strong, but his eyes are still pretty red. Most likely from crying. Sure, that's it.-----"Well, there's nothing to apologize for. You can't control a chemical imbalance.""I know, but I still need to take responsibility for when my disease state affects those around me.""That doesn't mean that you need to affix any blame onto yourself. You are NOT your condition.">"Sorry, am I interrupting?""Not particularly.""I mean, we were trying to give Rex a private session, but with the door open and all...">"NO. We're not doing that again. We don't have time for another 3am run for munchies. Door stays open.""Nice to officially meet, General.">"Pleasure's all mine, Rex. You absolutely demolished out there today! Where did you learn to do all that?""I...I didn't. That's just...what everyone around me's power is like. It just...finds a way into my useless body.""You need to stop doing that!""Pity parties aren't the answer. You know that."-----Jeez, maybe I should have let him finish his session... This guy's got a complex or somethin'.>Try to cheer him up!>Get him to introduce himself to everyone on the ship!>Figure out what made this guy join the army
>>3525025>>Try to cheer him up!
>>3525031>>3525041>No more tears!We don't need anybody sad on this ship for no reason! Let's cheer DR up!----->"So you're, like, sad?""Depressive.">"Why?""Oh my god General you can't just ask people why they're sad!""No, it's cool. My brain doesn't make enough of the brain juice stuff that makes people happy.">"Well, have you told your brain to cut that shit out?""...Y'know, I never thought about that.">"Seems to me like these doctors have you thinking too much about it. Just do some happy stuff and we'll make you Happy Rex!""...I like the idea of being Happy Rex.""HELLO? DOCTORATE OVER HERE?""Let them go, sis. It'll all work out.""It really won't, but I appreciate that he's trying his best to help."-----Okay, so what kind of fun things can we do to make Rex happy?>Karaoke>Computer stuff>Pranking Cadet Guy
>>3525058>>3525072>ComputersComputers are the most fun thing in the world! I mean, there's porn, and probably other stuff too. We're there before long, in the Supercomputer room. Same old servers and whats-its. Unusually, Cadet Guy isn't here running it.----->"This is our top o' the line Supercomputer!""What does a warship need one of these for?">"Dunno. But we got one!""And..what do you plan...to do with it now?">"Fun stuff!""...Like what?">"Hey, someone left our Intelligence Reports open! Hey, our stocks are up four coins. Nice.""Hmm... I guess we could cruise around the net for a bit...">Youtube>Twitter>Wikipedia>Write-in
>>3525289>>YoutubeI'm so tempted to go for this very thread, but I'll refrain
>>3525289>TwitterThe "best" place for political happenings!
>>3525300>Youtube!Rex takes command of the computer and starts pulling up weird cartoons. Gotta admit, they're pretty funny and he seems to be cheering up.>Get him to pull up Twitter, see who he follows>Watch some music videos>Bootleg old cartoon episodes that haven't been taken down yet
>>3527329>>Watch some music videosAlso just noticed that this thread is already open in on of the tabs, so my suggestion doesn't even really matter.Oh well.
>>3527329>Watch some music videosthanks for introducing me to such a odd video