You think you’re getting slightly better at this whole ‘child mentoring’ thing. Might just be luck, though.The day with the kids ends up tuckering them out, and they brook little complaint when you drag out the bedding you’d bought for them out of the closet and insist they ready themselves for bed. Before very long, they’re sound asleep, although you end up remaining awake for a bit longer simply due to considering for what you need to do tomorrow. You end up tapping away on your FutureSight for a while into the night…Welcome back to Magical Girl For Hire!Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20For%20Hire%20QuestGeneral Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/u/MGFHQHandlerCharacter Details: http://pastebin.com/9J70gqM2 (embed) FAQ: http://pastebin.com/8unLWUjF (embed) Twitter: https://twitter.com/MGFHandlerKo-fi: https://ko-fi.com/Q5Q1MR92The morning arrives with little fanfare- the kids still seem worn out, but awake and ready for the day ahead. “So, I’ll be taking you back a little later today,” you announce mid-breakfast, to an immediate chorus of disapproval.“What? No!” “Really?” “Awwww…” A part of you is honestly surprised that they’re still interested in hanging out with you.Still, you just shake your head. “I need to do a few things around HQ today- it’ll be boring. Mostly just meetings and organization stuff. Making orders, maintenance.”“That kinda sounds interestin’!” Tami says. The other two seem as though they’re relatively neutral- you can tell they want to stay, but they’re not sure if it’s worth sticking around for THAT…>Well...you could bring them along, you guess. This is something they’ll need to know eventually, right?>This is gonna be too above their understanding- or at least boring. No need to try and pretend it won’t be.>Other
>>3534271>Well...you could bring them along, you guess. This is something they’ll need to know eventually, right?
>>3534271>Well...you could bring them along, you guess. This is something they’ll need to know eventually, right?>Other: See if you can get a take out ordered for late so the kids cna have something for lunch in case we take to long during our meetings and work.When i was young i used to follow my mom around during her day at work. She had long hours i was just happy to stay with her.Besides the kids might enjoy seeing us putting stuff up and talking to people. Not to mention it will be fun having then hanging out around
>>3534271>>This is gonna be too above their understanding- or at least boring. No need to try and pretend it won’t be.They've had their time. Let's not draw this out.
>>3534271>This is gonna be too above their understanding- or at least boring. No need to try and pretend it won’t be.Super boring, like, did you pay the taxes on your new rent lease boring. like spending 2 hours looking over vehicles and trying to arrange furniture boring. The kind of boring that kids spend maybe 2 minutes trying to seem interested but once it's explained this is the activity and it will continue for approximately 2 hours start complaining they want to go to dairy queen. They do not want to come.
>>3534271>This is gonna be too above their understanding- or at least boring. No need to try and pretend it won’t be.
Yeah, they're gonna be complaining within the first 10 minutes- nah.Writing.
>>3534271>>3534299>>3534302>>3534304Thinking about it, you shake your head. “It really wouldn’t be. It’s just work that needs doing, most of it would probably fly right over your head, and by the time I finish to explain it, you probably have forgotten most of it anyway. I know the time was short, don’t get me wrong- but if you ask me, you three have some stuff to work on, anyway. I wasn’t at the Care House that long, but I’m pretty sure there’s speech extracurriculars and stuff.”“Yeah, kinda,” Noran admits. “Probably could ask for help with that, myself…”“I could help you!” Tami says quickly. You’re not sure how that’ll eventually go, but you’re not going to debate the issue. That’s on them. At least Harp seems like she’s equally as concerned...maybe it’ll get her to start talking more by default?Regardless, the trip there was relatively quiet (save for Tami’s incessant ‘tips’), and the trio are returned- after they give you a hug and wish you well, not to mention hoping for more time with you next go around.With them gone, however, you need to get down to business. And first thing on the list on that front is…>Getting everyone together for a meeting. Those HQ tasks won’t finish themselves.>Figuring out how to get those aircraft armed and mission-ready.>Taking the time to purchase a new room and get it set up.>Other
>>3534510>>Getting everyone together for a meeting. Those HQ tasks won’t finish themselves.
>>3534510>Getting everyone together for a meeting. Those HQ tasks won’t finish themselves.
>>3534510>Getting everyone together for a meeting. Those HQ tasks won’t finish themselves.Time to hear Lori's inevitable teasing.
>>3534510>>Getting everyone together for a meeting. Those HQ tasks won’t finish themselves.It's also a good chance to ask about how to get the aircraft mission ready. I believe Owlia has a rough understanding, at least.
Not unexpected, just wanted to make sure. Writing.
>>3534571hey Handler, the last thread isn't archived yet.
>>3534510>>3534516>>3534522>>3534529>>3534530>>3534532>>3534539A team meeting. You’re going to have to make a number of calls for this....Maybe you should make a chatroom or something. Or at least get everyone in some sort of group email setup. Party line call will have to do…Ugh. It takes about a half hour of calls to everyone- largely because not everyone answers immediately, but you finally get them all, and they agree to show up as soon as they can, which should be within an hour or so....maybe you should have some sort of dedicated meeting room. Just waiting out here is kind of awkward, if you’re being honest with yourself.“Yo!” Oh, Lori’s here. “Hey, so what- pffffftthahahahah! What!?” ...Yeah, you kinda expected that. Deep breath, deep breath… “If you’d wanted a makeover, I’d have helped! Didn’t- pfthah- you didn’t have to run a lawnmower through it!” Lovely.“If you MUST know,” you start slowly, “I did this for a movie scene the other day, and before you ask how THAT happened, that’s very related to why I decided to call this meeting together.”“Really?” She cocks and eyebrow and puts a hand on her hip. “I wouldn’t call that good news.” “Hush, you.” Damnit, where’s everyone else? You’re not sure how long you can take this…“I’m just saying! I can introduce you to a little thing called hair gel!” Damnit. And you already KNOW what hair gel is, thank you.Fortunately, it takes a few more minutes, but everyone eventually trickles in, most of them rather curious about the whole get together. “Right, so, thanks for showing up, everyone.” Geez...looking it all over, it still hasn’t quite clicked how the outfit’s grown. Three’s turned into eight pretty quickly. “Basically, this is whole team meeting is just to get a few things about HQ settled. First thing on the docket: the tasks that the big guys upstairs told us about.”“Oh yeah, that.” Mono points out. “I thought we could do ‘em whenever.”“Within reason,” Izumi adds. “I certainly got the impression they wanted them done sooner than later. Splitting them up makes sense.”“Oh,” the wolfgirl nods. “Right, then. Soooo...time to call dibs?”>Sure, by all means. So long as they get done.>Actually, I was thinking I’d assign them. Keep it simple.>Other
>>3534682>Sure, by all means. So long as they get done.
>>3534682>Sure, by all means. So long as they get done.Also, did the breakroom get installed yet, and did anyone see fit to stock the fridge?
>>3534682>Sure, by all means. So long as they get done.Thank goodness we didn't bring children to see us be so business casual>"Just be aware if you goof it up, it won't be me or Sal you have to deal with"
Right, so the tasks were:Client: Spark North (Hardware and Software)>Request Type: Labor>Summary: These folks are movin’ locales, and we said that one or two-a you might be amendable ta helpin’ out! Now, this stuff is FRAGILE, so watch it! Anything breaks, it comes outta YOUR hide!>Reward: Limited Server Database Access- (Physical Combat Training Area- AI Dummies Upgrade)>Client: Redline (Vehicles and Accessories- Outgoer Focused)>Request Type: Showcase>Summary: Tankloud’s lookin’ for some folks ta show off their ride in a combat sim. Wanna prove that they’ve got good stuff. Means ya have to take some lumps, though, so hope you’re not afraid of a lil’ brusin an’ rough road.>Reward: Reinforced armor plating on any vehicle of choice.>Client: Minus-One (Firearms)>Request Type: Showcase>Summary: Minus One wants one of you to show up and help show off their latest suite of experimental superheated plasma weapons. Sounds simple, yeah? Just take their gear, coo over it a bit, then starting shooting things until they say stop. Easy. I think.>Reward: Minus-One brand Weapons Storage System, Pick of Single Minus-One Brand Weapon.>Client: Johnson and Nema Interactive Art Installations>Request Type: Exhibition>Summary: Yeeahhh...so, I’m not entirely certain. But they want help before openin’ their ‘Interactive Art House’ to make sure that everything’s...solvable? Whatever, just get ova there when ya can and jump through a few hoops for ‘em. They said they’d give your place a nice coat a’ paint and a bit more besides if ya do, so good luck.>Reward: Custom (Minor) Room Installation
>>3534682>Sure, by all means. So long as they get done.>"Just be aware if you goof it up, it won't be me or Sal you have to deal with"We're not finishing this meeting, right?
Leaving it up to them, then. Writing.>>3534722?
>>3534724They are not leaving after this, right? We still have to donate stuff for research, properly discuss training schedule and other stuff. Asking because these intersection-intermissions always feel rushed.
>>3534682>>3534687>>3534688>>3534699>>3534701>>3534722You shrug. They’re all (mostly) well-functioning individuals; you’re sure that they can sort it out themselves without you having to micromanage. “Sure, by all means. Just so long as they get done.”Almost at once there’s a thunderous roar of footsteps and as some of them race for the screen, and you panic briefly. “HEY! WHOA NOW!” Fortunately, they all stop (save maybe Cylica, who was following at a more sedate pace), and you have a chance to breath. “How about you guys hash that out until AFTER the meeting’s over with, huh? I’m not done.”“Coulda said that first…” Lorelei mumbles as she and the rest walk back over.“Anyway,” you continue, “Next thing on the docket is- wait, actually, before I move on too much. You guys noticed the new addition to the break room, right? If you haven’t, check it out. There’s a fridge and oven and everything in there. I’m not stocking it, though; that’s for everyone to chip in.”“Oh, neat. I can try makin’ those dumpling things I’ve been lookin’ at.” Owlia murmurs. “Heck, we could have a potluck or something!”There seems to be a general air of interest in the idea, so probably good to file that away for now. “We’ll talk about that later. Next on the docket is doing something about those aircraft- they’re just rotting away, and frankly we need to get them up to spec. Owlia, I know you’ve been busy, but…”(cont.)
>>3534757To that end, she grimaces a bit. “I mean yeaaah. I’ve taken a look at them here and there, but it’s gonna be some time understanding everything- and that’s IF I can. Remember these came from a...what’d you call ‘em that one time, Izumi? ‘Precursor tech’?” She nods in confirmation. “Right, that. I mean, I can fire ‘em up, I’ve figured out that much, the hardpoints seem simple enough that I could attach some weapons to them, and I’m fairly certain that most of the basic controls are idiot-proofed. If we REALLY wanted, we could fly them out next job we got. But as for maintenance? I gotta learn about ‘em real close, because if something breaks and needs repairs, that’s gonna be an issue.”“Short term, could get nano-bot repair systems, get those programmed to recognize the base construction and configuration, and use that?” Izumi suggests.“...Man, that nano-stuff is crazy. I keep forgetting about it,” Owlia mutters. “Yeah, I guess that could work as a stopgap. If I wanted to try and improve anything, though, wouldn’t be much good.”“Ain’t there a bunch of flyboys in Dynamic Methods?” Lorelei notes. “We could maybe trade on some goodwill with them, see what they could figure out.”> Suggest getting Mitzi onboard on retainer, or maybe some sort of consultant or assistant. You know she knows who to fix just about any vehicle under the sun and several that aren’t.> Just use the nanobots for now. You don’t want these things sidelined forever, and you’re mostly worried about damage.>Go to Dynamic Methods, and ask them for some help. It’d be the most expedient solution, not to mention long term. It’d be a good investment.>Other
>>3534761>Go to Dynamic Methods, and ask them for some help. It’d be the most expedient solution, not to mention long term. It’d be a good investment.
>>3534761>> Suggest getting Mitzi on board on retainer, or maybe some sort of consultant or assistant. You know she knows who to fix just about any vehicle under the sun and several that aren’t.>In the meantime, use the nanobots. You don’t want these things sidelined forever, and you’re mostly worried about damage.
Might stop things here tonight. Memorial Day tomorrow, so I have off, which means I can run.
>>3534761> Suggest getting Mitzi onboard on retainer, or maybe some sort of consultant or assistant. You know she knows who to fix just about any vehicle under the sun and several that aren’t.We should send business our friends way. As much as I wanna see Dynamic Methods re-enter the quest.
>>3534761>Suggest getting Mitzi onboard on retainer, or maybe some sort of consultant or assistant. You know she knows who to fix just about any vehicle under the sun and several that aren’t.
>>3534761>>Go to Dynamic Methods, and ask them for some help. It’d be the most expedient solution, not to mention long term. It’d be a good investment.
>>3534773Supporting. Better having option than not having one at this point.
>>3534770Personally, I think that making a deal with DMs would help with more things than fixing and upgrading stuff - like access to VR training, general tips on what to expect on missions that require aircraft, maybe a side-contract or two. Nothing wrong with learning from pros.
>>3534761>Go to Dynamic Methods, and ask them for some help. It’d be the most expedient solution, not to mention long term. It’d be a good investmentAcquire technical expertise and tactics training. Dogfighting 101 and close air support. (No need to go full autism about all the aspects of air fighting, it's a deep hole.)
>>3534761>>3534773I like this.
>>3534761> Suggest getting Mitzi onboard on retainer, or maybe some sort of consultant or assistant. You know she knows who to fix just about any vehicle under the sun and several that aren’t.
>>3534761>>Go to Dynamic Methods, and ask them for some help. It’d be the most expedient solution, not to mention long term. It’d be a good investment.>>3534773Let's get them priced out before committing. They run at the moment, so we don't need to be spending Lotes when we don't need to.
>>3534761>>3534773>>3534776>>3534777>>3534806>>3534877>>3535062>>3535235“Actually, I was thinking we use a bit more local talent,” you speak up, and everyone looks at you in mild surprise. “Anyone remember Mitzi?”“Oh, her?” Lorelei would know, you suppose. “I mean, isn’t she mostly a one-girl show? I mean, I have to think she’d be, like, super busy, huh?” At the confused looks given her by Mono and the other newcomers, she elaborates. “Mitzi’s a local-local; does a lot of repairs for Outgoers around here. Really good, can fix and mod just about anything, honestly. Genius, but not like, Owlia genius, mostly specializes in cars and vehicles and junk.”“I figure we pay her a retainer or something, get her to come look at the thing at least and help Owlia out,” you elaborate. “Dynamic Methods is a nice idea, but I’m worried about possibly owing them something. Might be an option later- but for now, probably the best bet is I’ll go see her and we should pick up some of that nano-repair system just to be safe. We should get use out of these things sooner than later, and so long as we’re careful, it shouldn’t be too bad. Anyone particularly against it, lemme know now, okay?” You don’t want to rule with an iron fist or anything. Fortunately, although Lorelei shrugs, no one seems to be opposed enough to speak out. “Alright. Now, we-”“Hey, hold on a sec.” Mono speaks up. “Sorry to interrupt, but can we take this into that break room? I’m gettin’ tired of-”“Oh, yeah, sure, come on.” Ugh, can’t believe you just had them standing there. You really DO need a meeting room.After you’re resettled and sitting all around the table, you continue. “So, I think, since it’s not just a trio anymore, we need to set up a proper training schedule. We have at the least a training room, so I think it’d be a good idea for all of us to get more used to each other’s skills and help each other and all that.”“I have to say, I appreciate the thought, but wouldn’t that be a bit difficult?” Cylica speaks up. “Everyone’s schedules seem rather vastly...independent, shall I say. I certainly hope you don’t expect us to just drop whatever we’re doing every time you call.”Good question. How WOULD a regular schedule actually work out when everyone does jobs at their own pace? You’d had the idea, but…> “I only mean regular in that we actually do it somewhat consistently. Like, say, a day or two after we come back from a job. We’ll set up a system to confirm that it did or didn’t happen- kind of like a punch clock.”> “We’ll work it out in shifts. Not everyone has to be out all at once, but I get the feeling that most of us have been doing team jobs anyway. We’ll arrange for things to work out that way, since several of us are around at any given time.”> “Alright, alright, we’ll shelve the idea for now. Was just an idea I had to keep everyone on point, but if anyone has any others, I’m open.”> Other
>>3535793>“We’ll work it out in shifts. Not everyone has to be out all at once, but I get the feeling that most of us have been doing team jobs anyway. We’ll arrange for things to work out that way, since several of us are around at any given time.”
>>3535793>> “I only mean regular in that we actually do it somewhat consistently. Like, say, a day or two after we come back from a job. We’ll set up a system to confirm that it did or didn’t happen- kind of like a punch clock.”
>>3535793>“I only mean regular in that we actually do it somewhat consistently. Like, say, a day or two after we come back from a job. We’ll set up a system to confirm that it did or didn’t happen- kind of like a punch clock.”I suggest making it kind of voluntary but to strongly encourage people to show up when they're not on missions or in the middle of some other important thing.So instead of punishing for not showing up, maybe set up some kind of reward for those who show up often enough?
>>3535793>>3535801>Other>Ask what everyone's been up to. How are Lori's ano Mono's lessons? Any trouble with Crystalock?
>>3535873I like that. Though that means we'll have to figure out incentives.
>>3535793>“I only mean regular in that we actually do it somewhat consistently. Like, say, a day or two after we come back from a job. We’ll set up a system to confirm that it did or didn’t happen- kind of like a punch clock.”>>3535873
>>3535923Miranda is the team leader so maybe the reward could be us taking the more active participants out to eat at our expense (in some reasonably cheap place) or buy them a round of drinks at the bar?
Writing! Just a bit of effort would be nice...
>>3535793>>3535803>>3535873>>3535923>>3535926You shake your head. No, trying to adhere to a strict schedule would just end in nothing. “I only mean regular in that we actually do it somewhat consistently. Like, say, a day or two after we come back from a job. We’ll set up a system to confirm that it did or didn’t happen- kind of like a punch clock.” You’re pretty sure you could buy a system for that without too much trouble- just some kind of time logger or the sort that registered everyone’s IDs. “Maybe if you show up enough, we’ll do a thing? Like, dinner on me or something? I dunno.”The response is simply mutterings and shrugs, which slowly turn into nods. “I think it’s a fair idea. We could certainly use some collective training,” Izumi states- she seemed to be the only one to not have a lukewarm opinion towards it. “I don’t see a reason to not organize training sessions when we can.”Meh, you’ll take it for now. “Alright, then. I’ll see about going forward with that. Now, next thing to talk about…>Open floor, so to speak. Vote on what to discuss, and after 20 minutes, it’ll be brought up for further detailing.
>>3536119>Inform those who haven't heard about Library donations>How are things with Crystalock?>Any progress with Mono's and Lori's lessons?>Lab Donations-Manastones and manastone accessories (guns and metal whip)-Scans of books about Rituals and Summoning-FutureSight recordings from the last job-Spirit Orb-Broken Totem-Marco GioGionne's Grand Sigil-Mono's Strange Potion-Any progress with magitech powerarmor?-Ask if they could appraise our new loot ( I mean, it looked like all those war trophies had something special about them)
A bit off-topic but maybe this would be a good time to bring up Owlia's R&B to see if anybody wants to borrow stuff? https://pastebin.com/Bg4jJzXrI'm voting for the multiversal comms. I hope there are enough data recorders for everyone.And this anon's post looks like a set of good suggestions so I'm supporting it:>>3536151
>>3536119We're flush with cash, so we shouldn't need to ask for donations for base upgrades. We could ask for opinions on what to upgrade though.
And for some reason my ID changed
>>3536161We're not preparing for a mission, so I guess it's too early to call dibs on R&B stuff. Maybe ask for a demonstration instead?
>>3536171There doesn't seem to be all that much organizational stuff so I was actually expecting our next mission to show up within the next few story posts. I'm okay with asking for a demonstration though.
>>3536119Can Prima and Jago use magical devices like crystals, murmur stones and bags of holding?
Fair enough. Writing.>>3536176Not sure what you mean. What kind of organizational stuff were you hoping for?>>3536180Bags of Holding, yes. Any magical item that requires an influx of mana would be...difficult for them.
>>3536176We're not done with HQ tasks, buddy. Kinda interested in more expositions of the Intersection.We can train techniques for a few days while everyone is off on tasks and wait for new rooms to be installed. And if you didn't forget, Miranda didn't have a single day off after the last mission.
>>3536184It's not that I was specifically hoping for something but from my point of view we don't have much to discuss in this meeting beyond what we've already discussed and what's being suggested now. It might just be me not remembering something though.Please don't take it as me trying to rush us into the missions or something, that was just my prediction of what might happen next.
>>3536184>Any magical item that requires an influx of mana would be...difficult for them.What if they had mana storage available, like those Naba crystals? Or would Owlia or Cylica need to create some sort of connection for that to work?
>>3536198>NabaMana, not sure how I typo-ed that
>>3536198You meant Artificer's Mana Reactor, or just plain mana crystals?
>>3536198theoretically, that should work. Especially if there's a connection created.But that's more in-character talk.
>>3536119After taking a moment to collect your thoughts, you launch into it. “Alright, so, we have the possibility of donations, if anyone looks to want to make a quick mote or two. Just in case some of you haven’t heard, the library where Izumi works is taking history book donations and paying some small motes for anything good. Not really a supplement for anything, but decent pocket money.”“Ah, right,” Izumi adds. “We’ve donated a few things for them earlier. I’d suggest at least keeping an eye out, for anyone interested.”“Meh, seems kinda boring, but why not?” Lorelei shrugs. Mono at least looks more interested. “It would be fascinating to expand my knowledge banks,” Prima considers. “I will make it a secondary priority.”“Great,” you allow. “So, Cylica?” The girl in question raises and eyebrow. “How’re things with Crystalock?”She purses her lips. “Could be better. I have to admit, my situation here has stabilized quite nicely, although it’s because of that I may be seeking my release from Crystalock soon. They’ve done little to convince me to continue my assistance…rather ornery, they are, and despite my insistence, they’ve been reluctant to put my designs in the wild, so to speak.” Although she has a disgruntled air about her when she says this, she quickly brightens up. “However! There are a couple of things I have been considering, given our- and your- recent attention by this businesses’ superiors. I thought it was far beyond time to contribute, and I figured I would do so rather in the way I knew best. I understand we’ve been communicating using Murmur Stones, yes? I felt as though they could be...well, improved, to say the least.”That gets your attention. “Yeah, how?”“Through studying the stones, I think I’ve figured out how they function well enough to add a few things. Firstly, what are essentially channels to the stones. Given the right number of pulses of mana, you can switch to a different ‘channel’ to allow for private discussion, and you shouldn’t need for a ‘pairing’ anymore. Furthermore, I’ve found a way to attach a small transponder of sorts to them- if your FutureSight has anything akin to radar, we should be able to see each other’s whereabouts on that, or perhaps another tool if I can get Owlia to assist me…”“Oh, pft, for sure!” Well, THAT’S rather nice to know.“Sounds great,” you allow. “Mono, Lori? How’re your lessons going?”(cont.)
>>3536284Mono chuckles, while Lorelei just grins. “Oh, I’m doing fiiiiine,” she says as she rests her head on the table. “Honestly, gotta say, I feel like I’m waaay more at peace with myself and everything. I mean, body surfing is STILL gross, but I’m pretty okay now, I think.”Mono nods as well. “Teach is...weird. To say tha’ least. But she’s cool. Especially since I can’t make every lesson. Mostly been suggestin’ that I just let myself get used to nonsense words and MAKE ‘em mean somethin’, y’know? Since sometimes I’m not gonna have the time to really think up anything clever. It, uh… well, her words, not mine here, but, even if it detracts from the intensity of the beat a bit, sometimes how fast your mouth moves is more important than what comes out of it.” She shrugs. “I guess it makes enough sense for me.”“Fair enough. Owlia, we’ve got a few things to donate to your research that might help you out when we get a chance,” you mention as you turn to her. “How’s the power armor thing coming along?”“Slooowly,” she says with some bitter mirth. “Honestly, I’m kinda hoping some of the stuff I’m letting you guys borrow will help me with that.”“Well, we’ll see what we can do,” you assure her. “Some of this stuff might be worth taking a closer look at. In the meantime, though, last thing to talk about- new HQ additions. Any suggestions?”“We suuuuper need a Hangar,” Lorelei impresses. Owlia nods in agreement.“Aaaactually I was kinda hopin’ we could get the weapons’ range testing thing for ourselves?” Mono asks. “I figure it might be useful to practice with the guns and all…”“It would be far more optimal for an individual with my design to stay at range,” Prima adds on, “And allowing for personal and quick calibrations with ranged weaponry at leisure would be ideal.”“Not a fan of the up close n’ personal, lass?” Jago says. “Shame. But, betta than worryin’ about airtime, so why not?”“I would suggest a containment room, actually, if you want anything to come from those donations of yours with less worrying about possible interference,” Cylica says quickly. “Otherwise they’d be rather slow going.”>Opt for the Hangar for now.>Go for the Ranged Combat Training Area.>Purchase the Containment Room.>Other
>>3536286>Purchase the Containment Room.Get money faster.
>>3536286>Purchase the Containment Room
>>3536286>Purchase the Containment Room.
>>3536286>>Go for the Ranged Combat Training Area.I want the hangar, but it's a luxury. The range is universally useful.
>>3536286>>Go for the Ranged Combat Training Area.
Next post will be delayed for a couple hours. Gotta go do a few things.
In the meantime, does anyone else has more suggestions for >>3536119? Like, I dunno, plan a movie night with the whole crew, figure out what can be done with company funds (subsidies), or come up with ideas for our uniform - someone mentioned 'Silver Eye' brooches a few months back.
>>3536370I’d go for another bad movie night with the team, especially when we finally get a copy of the movie we starred in. Maybe watch that velociraptor kung-fu movie with it as a double feature night?
>>3536517Oh god yes.>>3536286Purchase the Containment Room.
>>3536286>>3536293>>3536300>>3536312>>3536673It takes some consideration, as well as some low muttering with Izumi, but eventually you come to a decision. “As much as the Hanger might be nice, I think we can deal without it for a bit longer. The contaiment room is relatively cheap, and if what Cylica says is true, then it’ll pay for itself pretty quickly.”“Absolutely,” she assures. “Being able to receive the data necessary and perform isolated tests in individually sealed environments will do wonders for preventing anything such as false positives. With myself and Owlia working on things, you may be surprised at the speed of the results.”“Ha, you’re eager all of a sudden,” Owlia mentions with a half-smile. “I guess a containment room wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world, huh? Just thought a hangar would be pretty neat…”“We’ll get one soon enough, dear, don’t worry. In the meantime, though, consider this something of a gift- I’ll put in for half of it. I believe it was 80 Large Motes?” You nod, confirming it, and she wills you the motes, and with the press of a few buttons, the Containment Room is ordered!>Containment Room: Purchased!>Current Motes: 73.55 Lotes.“Alright, then. That’s that. Anyone got anything else to bring up?” There’s a few moments before everyone shakes their heads. “Alright, then. Owlia, like I said, we’ll get you those objects and let you take a look at everything.”“I’ll head off, pick up that nano-spray,” Izumi offers. “I need to do a bit of shopping anyway.”“I’m curious as to what one of those local jobs would entail...” Prima mutters to herself as everyone gets up, the meeting over with. You’re going to have to talk with Mitzi after you get done throwing things at Owlia...“Whoa.” Speaking of, the girl seems kinda gobsmacked at all of this, once lain at her feet (or rather, on her desk). “Geez, you like to horde, huh? Can’t blame ya, though. These manastone devices in particular are interesting- I wonder how they compare to crystaltech not to mention that Sigil…ha, now I’m honestly a lot happier you went with the Containment Room. Good call!” She’s already splitting things into piles of a sort. “It’ll take me some time to work through all this, but I gotta say, it looks like it’s gonna be fun! Busy, but fun!”> “I think we have room for one more newbie, if you want me to keep an eye out for any help.”> Leave her be- she’ll be able to handle it so long as she has Cylica to help her out.>Ask her to prioritize researching something in particular. (What?)>Other
>>3536702> “I think we have room for one more newbie, if you want me to keep an eye out for any help.”
>>3536702>> Leave her be- she’ll be able to handle it so long as she has Cylica to help her out.I kinda prefer taking talent from jobs rather than the Intersection.
>>3536702>Ask her to prioritize researching something in particular>Make something based on Artificer's Mana Reactor so the bots would also benefit from magic items. Something like electricity<->mana converter, mana storage, magitech sockets.
Draw, so I'll wait for a bit before rolling to decide. 5 more minutes.
>>3536702>> Leave her be- she’ll be able to handle it so long as she has Cylica to help her out.
It's on her, then. Writing!
>>3536702>>3536717>>3536751“Well, you do that. Make sure you don’t burn yourself out.” You’d rather her not lose focus like before, after all. Hopefully Cylica will be around a bit more to keep her reined in. As for your own work, might as well get back to Mitzi...now, what’s her number, again…?”---------“Wait, so you need me to figure how the innards of a fighter jet?” She asks nonplussed. You can hear something going on in the background, but you’re not exactly sure what.“Yeah. That and a transport. Really advanced tech. We want to make sure we’ve got the know-how to repair it in the field if something happens,” you explain. “Figured you’d be the best for the job. We’re willing to pay for your time, obviously. If you’re willing to be on call, we’ll pay you regularly, even.” “Hmm…” She seems to mull over it for several long seconds. “I guessss I might be able to do that. Won’t be able to start right this second, but we can work somethin’ out. You’ve always been a pretty solid sort. Normally, I wouldn’t settle for anything less than fifteen Large, biweekly, but...eh, I can do ten. More if I actually gotta do repairs, but ten shouldn’t bite you too hard, should it?”>Try to haggle for less.>No, that’ll work.>Other
>>3536817>Try to haggle for less.Huh. So does that mean that we're locked out of HQ tasks events? Or can we change perspectives?
>>3536817>>No, that’ll work.We wanted Mitzi's help. Ten should do it.
>>3536817>No, that’ll work.If that sounds reasonable and it's coming out of the company budget, not our personal, that doesn't sounds terrible.
>>3536817>>Try to haggle for less.Guys, you ALWAYS haggle. Always
>>3536817>No, that’ll work.
>>3536817>No, that'll workAlready getting mate's rates so it's not so bad really
Sounds good, then.Writing!
>>3536817>>3536833>>3536838>>3536858>>3536870“Yeah, that’s fine,” you agree. She’s worth the payment, and she sounds like she’s being generous to boot.“Alright, then. I’ll come by your place when I’m done for the time being, we’ll hash some things out. See you then!” After farewells, you hang up, and from there you glance back near the HQ’s task list. Seems like all of them have been taken...that was quick. Izumi and Prima are helping with the weapons demonstration, Mono’s helping with the art show thing...Lorelei and Jago are doing the moving? Oof. Might have to check on that.Sighing, you lean back for a bit. You’re already feeling like you’re getting more into management than anything else- and it’s only been a couple of days. Maybe after you finish this thing with Mitzi you can take a lazy day or two. And you were just at a spa thing! Man, life’s moving fast all of a sudden....Then again, you’ve always been a restless sort, when it came down to it. Maybe you can just do some light solo sparring and relax until Mitzi gets here. She didn’t have to come by often, but she had your address just in case.After some light shadowboxing and a bit of beating on dummies for sport, you take the rest of the day slow- a light lunch and some mindless tv for once- although you make sure to stick to comedy stuff. You’re not in the mood for action right now.A knock on the door sounds after your 5th or so random cartoon, and you open the door to Mitzi, who greets you with a simple wave. “Yo. So what’s this aircraft thing you want to talk about? Got anything to do with the big building that popped up not too far from here?”You nod. “Yup. C’mon, we’ll take a walk, I can show you the place.”It’s not long before you arrive, and she whistles in appreciation. “Simple, but heck, I don’t remember this last I showed up. You’ve done good for yourself lately.”“Things HAVE picked up,” you note. “Took a while, but I’ve got more people to worry about now- more responsibility and all that. Transport’s part of it. Come on, the rides are out back.”“Hmmmm…” she mutters as she takes a cursory look at the transport and the fighter. “It doesn’t seem...tooo bad at first glance...can I get a look under the hood for either?”You call Owlia out fairly quickly, and fortunately she does at least know how to get the innards exposed a bit, and Mitzi starts with the fighter jet. “Mmm...man, a lot of this looks interconnected as shit. Some parts of it look familiar, some I’m just asking ‘wait, what the heck is that?’” Poking her head out, she fixes her gaze on Owlia. “You got any idea what’s going on here?”(cont)
>>3536926“Some,” she responds. “But not all. I got some notes if you want to look at them.”“Maybe later,” she decides, going over to the transport. After getting it looked at as well, she nods once, twice. “Okay, so the transport is actually making a lot more sense to me. Seems simpler- I suspect I could figure it out if you give me a bit of TLC with it, figure out what corresponds to what I know of and what’s new.”“That quickly?” Owlia asks in surprise. “I mean, I agree with you that the transport is simpler, but…”“You’re new around here, huh?” Mitzi asks quickly, to a nod. “Well, no offense, but I’ve probably seen a lot more types of aircraft than you. I just got a bit bigger of a reference pool to pull from, is all.” She turns back to you, her face more confident. “But this thing, yeah, can do. Fighter’s gonna take some looking at, though.”“Great,” you clap your hands, ignoring Owlia’s pout. That’s relieving to know, honestly. You were worried that it’d be a massive deal. “So, we’ll keep you in the books, then?”“Absolutely,” she agrees as she pulls out a digital pad. “I got a lil’ something in writing, if you care to look at i-” “Allow meeeee,” a sudden voice pops up, and the foggy image of Sal intersperses itself between you both. “Juuuuuust to be certain...oh. Hmmmmmm, fair enough, yes. You do think hiiiiighly of little Miranda, don’t you?” Eh? “Well, I shaaaaan’t complain! All cleeeear!” ...And he’s gone. Just like that.Mitzi raises an eyebrow at you. “Uhhhhh…?”“He does that,” you insist. “Just give it here and let me sign.”After that piece of business is concluded (and your local mad scientist manages to eck out an agreement to have her share any revelations) your day is about done. Letting yourself exhale, you figure it might be a good idea to let the rest of the evening pass on in relative relaxation.Tomorrow...tomorrow will be a lazy day, for certain. You'll just make sure everything's not on fire, but beyond that, you're staying in.The day after, you'll see about the new addition, since it should be ready to be installed by then. After that, though...>You've got a few more tasks to worry about. (What?)>You should start looking into another job.
>>3536932>>You've got a few more tasks to worry about. (What?)Gear shopping! We've still got a decent chunk of change to burn, let's see what's on the market. We need to refill our explosives cache, some anons have been talking about wanting some more substantial flight, a few more of those mana crystals would be nice, etc.
>>3536932>>You've got a few more tasks to worry about. (What?)Fixing Ferrah's helmet we pancaked, Khaom's FuckHueg Sword/Paddle we bent, and making a new piece of equipment from either the silk we got from the Veilspeakers or that feather we got from lizard princess. Buying more mines for the Highball Launcher. Giving Lori Venom-Tongue, since we already have a light blade, and she could use a good melee weapon.
>>3536932>>You should start looking into another job.
>>3536932>You've got a few more tasks to worry about.>Now that Summoning books are scanned as well we can donate them>Restock on C4 and Molewotm mines - spare change from book donations should cover it>Spend a few days training techniques
I'm out for the night. Will try to update a bit during the week, so you can at least put forward some ideas.
>>3536932>Give Izumi Thunderlight Bow and Shu-Rith >Appraise the rest of your spoils from the last mission, fix broken ones
>>3536938>You've got a few more tasks to worry about.Shopping!The idea of the anon turning into a dragon made me think if there is some sort of mask(s) or items that add nothing to our stats except for a particular form that we want.
>>3536938Do we have binoculars or a telescope or something? Would be cheap, useful, and low-tech friendly.>>3536971I assume we could find just about anything clothing-wise if we hunted around a little, but anything worn as clothing would have some kind of stat effect, I'd wager. I'm game to look around though.Some other fun things to look for would be a tail, or something to give us extra arms. Similar tot he wings, I doubt they'd be fully functional, but they'd be impressive.Actually, I wonder if we could find functional limbs we could use. They'd likely be mechanical, expensive, and we have no need for them, but they'd be kinda neat.
>>3536932>You've got a few more tasks to worry about. (What?)Explosives supply run, some light window shopping, boggling at tempering costs again because if I recall the prices were bonkers.Then maybe some magic training, Miranda is good at pumping out lots of mana really fast, but it's a bit of a shame with how large her mana pool is, she'd be a (n even larger) monster if she could use it more efficiently.
>>3536932>You've got a few more tasks to worry about. (What?)Also, given how Outgoers work, we can't be the only packrat who goes around collecting things on the job right? Maybe we can look around see if there's some kind of thrift market of un-tempered consumable equipment that Outgoers not on job are pawning off to other Outgoers. Or would that be an internal company thing? Hm. Maybe that's something to bring up at the next meeting.
Handler, I'm not sure what was your mental image of these two, but this is what I interpreted the first time they appeared.this picture was drawn from memory so I'm sure there are a lot of things wrong (especially with my shit anatomy and Cy's hair seemed less purple haha) and the clothes & accessories are just bs. forgive me.
Might as well post this too.
>>3537023>Do we have binoculars or a telescope or something?FutureSight has a 'zooming' option, we used it at least once during our last mission.>Actually, I wonder if we could find functional limbs we could use.From Q&A thread:-Biotech has a place in the Intersection, and cybernetics are commonplace for more normal individuals that have found their way here but might be missing a part or two. Biomods aren't necessarily not present, but they're uncommon simply because there's so far proven to not be much market there. The most you'll get easily is basic musculature adjustments and more 'fashion-oriented' things. (Like growing a tail or something when you don't naturally have one.)
>>3537041>>3537042Anon, that's neat.
>>3536161>plates and crystal/shardsis there any reason to /not/ pack at least one of each type? they all look useful to have on hand. plus they ain't even experimental so we aren't occupied with the data recorder during combat.>-x1 Sigil TransPortal Plate Pairthis looks like it would be really useful for 'sneak in somewhere and gtfo' missions or situations. set a safe spot. go in, steal stuff, gtfo. at least if it works as intended that is?>-Mana Extractor (Experimental!)>-Revitalization Barrier (Experimental)I'll be honest, I think we should just shiv some shmuck on the enemy's side during a contract and sic these things on them (and plant explosives when testing revitalization barrier) while we sit back and record the process.>inb4 amoralwho gives a fuck, just don't take goodguy missions/do with izumi. heck might as well shiv some random guy in a secluded place alone and test it if it's that worrying.-Operation Z1 (Experimental!)we should totally take this at least once one day and throw it in a chaotic battle with plenty of distractions.-Multiversal Comms (Suuuuuper Experimental!)I don't see why we shouldn't at least take this one on the next mission, we don't have to be in active combat to use this. just put it down and try to give a call back home every night to see if it works during mission.>>3537041>>3537042nice.
>>3537095>heck might as well shiv some random guy in a secluded place aloneduring a contract. not in intersection, in case anyone wondered.
>>3537041>>3537042These are fantastic! Don't worry much about the inaccuracies of other things, the nature of the girls' works will guarantee that their outfits will change very often.
>>3537041>>3537042Looks like Handler will have a bit of an orgasm the next time he posts.
>>3537041>>3537042Pretty! They look fine to me, thought I saw Owlia as a bit more frazzled and wildeyed. I love the little symbol in her name you gave her.
>>3536932Shopping for explosives, fixing broken weapons and equipment, making new equipment from the silk we got, and training with the bots.Oh, and getting a small travel mirror, so we can check out how we look on our missions.
>>3537095>is there any reason to /not/ pack at least one of each type? Yes. Owlia asked us not to. And we're not her only guinea pigs. Save some for the rest of the team.
Miranda x money is canonprove me wrong
>>3537530I see. Well I guess we should just pack a shard or two. Should have enough shard/crystals to go around for the whole team then.
>>3534271Have a nice day.
>>3537606Truly a match made in heaven
Huh, originally Meditation Room was supposed to reduce manacost by 20%, not 5% like it was said when Lori was sent off on her mission.
>>3537569...single ponytail actually looks good on her.
>>3539048I could imagine what would a 10 year old Miranda would look and act like.
>>3537041>>3537042>>3537569>>3537606Oh fucking WOW, this is all fantastic!And yeah, you do make the ponytail work. I also want to say that first thread outfit is just about spot on.
>>3537041Well that's the motherfucking tits right there.The rest are good, but everything about this picture is now the only way I can see the two.
>>3537041>>3539536I agree the art is the tits, but myself I always imagined Owlia in some sort of spacesuit with a long crystal piercing out of the helmet.
I took some liberty from >>3537569. Lengthened the ponytail a bit and made it look rougher.Anyone can collect some texts describing Mono's appearance? I remember that she was at first a wolf-girl Princess Mononoke lookalike, then up to the Artificer crossover she had silver hair.
>>3539758I'll spot you. Pic related is what Star used for reference.Starborn Crossover #1 "Beyond that, a wolf head rests atop a mane of brown hair, the ragged nest a perfect mirror to the wildness in the rest of her appearance. She moves like a huntress as she stalks with dustpan in hand; sliding under pews to track down every dust mite with her eagle eyes."MGFH #30"If it weren’t for the wolf-eared girl in warpaint standing right behind you, looking around with both a nervous and eager air as you give Lorelei and Izumi a retelling of where you vanished off to."MGFH #31No, she's brown-haired, scraggly, wolf ears, hands that end in claws, slightly larger than normal. Sharp teeth and red facial markings. Tended to wear torn up traveling robes/clothing in general. About 5'6-5'7 or so.Artificer Crossover #20The first one is wearing a heavy long coat, adorned with fur along the collar and cuffs, which isn't all that strange until you notice that she’s got wolf ears stuck to her head, the pair of them poking out through the top of an absolutely massive amount of white hair. Other than that, she’s pretty normal, a bit short maybe, with strangely yellow eyes until you look down and note blankly that she’s got unnaturally large, slightly fuzzy hands that have claws coming out of her fingers.
>>3539758>>3539826Though personally I imagined her to look similar to kobolds from Monser Musume:>Wolf ears - check>Athletic body - check>GIANT FUCKING HANDS - CHECK
>>3539826In that last reference she was on the job so it's possible her features had changed a bit from what she originally looked like (white hair instead of brown, yellow eyes instead of brown). Just pointing it out in case somebody missed the part where our appearance changes between jobs.
>>3539685You don't wear a spacesuit indoors, and you definitely don't wear a spacesuit then compromise the integrity by piercing it.
Hooo…A day. Where you do nothing.Amazing. Part of you is yelling at yourself, telling you to get up, DO a thing. Put your body in motion, dammit!Another part of you is just yelling it down and noting that you deserve this for once. While you don’t lay in bed for a solid cycle...you do lay in bed for most of it. You missed your pajamas. You get a couple of texts from your workmates and friends informing you of their various completed jobs for the team, but aside from sending them a ‘good job’ and well-wishes…Well, you just have some time to destress. A stretch, and you’re back asleep…...lo?...Someo…thi- ...can’t- The day after, you groggily wake up from your dreamless sleep, your head already filling with things to do today. A day off and doing absolutely nothing was nice, but...you’re gonna just drive yourself nuts if you keep at it. Well, at least you’ve got a pretty full day ahead.First thing’s first- time to visit the shops. You’ve got a few things that need repairs.“Helm and sword?” the dwarf asks. Your choice of repairman was honestly based more on distance than anything else, but he wasn’t considered bad, according to reviews. “Lesse here…” He eyes them both, flipping the flattened helm around, and then carefully inspecting the sword. After a few minutes with both, he gives his verdict. “The helm’s in pretty bad shape- it’s gonna be a lot of careful work to get it back to a usable state. The, ahem, ‘sword’ is in better condition, at least. Thing sorely needs sharpening, though, an given how big it is…” He pauses, to consider it all. “Let’s say 10 Large Motes for the both of ‘em.”>Current Motes: 73.55 Lotes>Sure.>Nah.>Haggle.>Other
>>3541342>>Nah.>OtherAsk him if he's interested in buying them outright.Well, that's not disconcerting or anything.Glad to see you boss.
>>3541342>Haggle.>attempt outgoer discount(if it isn't applied yet)>>3541363Supporting
>>3541342Wew, finally all caught up!>>3541363Supporting as well
>>3541342>OtherAsk about fixing up the sword, but selling the helmet. The sword looks like it would be fun to at least the out.
>...lo?...Someo…thi->...can’t-Yeah, we are definitely fixing Owlia's Multiversal Comms!>>3541342This>>3541365
Here's a WIP of Mono on my end. I'm taking a lot of artistic liberties here. I settled for a rustic theatre performance dress instead, since I don't have any other "suitable" traveling robes/clothing on my end, and well she was in a troupe.For everything else, I tried to follow through the references that the kind anon >>3539826 spotted. I'm still not sure about the length of her hair, maybe Handler can give some tips.Do provide some comments on what I should look over.
>>3541342>Haggle.Attempt outgoer discount among other things.And ask how much he would buy them for.
>>3541594Did we figure out what the enchantment on Ferrah’s helmet was? I remember one of the spider-taurs mention it had some sort of blood magic...
>>3541342>HaggleHe is a dworf he must be used to it.
>>3541635Zatzil's comments from #70“I’ve heard rumors that her helmet is blessed by the Ancestors. How and in what way seems to be a guarded secret, though. For all I know, they may be false."
>>3541651Shame we didn’t check up on that with our FutureSight earlier. It’ll probably be a bit extra if we ask him to check.
>>3541671It's not like we can't scan it with FutureSight right now. Though if it is enchanted and he didn't notice/decided not to tell us then I don't know what to think of his professionalism. Honestly, it'd probably be much cheaper to go and find a specialized store where we can buy similar giant sword or helmet. OR fix these items on a job, using local currency.
>>3541715>Though if it is enchanted and he didn't notice/decided not to tell us then I don't know what to think of his professionalismMaybe he just assumed we checked already, and the enchantment is why it’s a bit pricey.
>>3541730Yeah, no, he's pretty much obligated to tell us if there are enchantments or not, and there was no mention of anything being special about our items when he told us what he needs to do in order to fix them. Maybe we should ask Mitzi to recomend us some places where our items could be repaired and treated for a reasonable price.
>>3541743>he's pretty much obligated to tell us if there are enchantments or not,While there isn't any reason for him to not tell us, (in fact he likely would to justify the high price,) he is in no way obligated to.
>>3541545I mean this in the best of ways, because what you've done is awesome. I agree with you about the hair not necessarily being a good final look.Maybe pull the bangs back from the eyeline so that her eyes can be seen better given that they're repeatedly mentioned to be yellow and wolfish.In fact I'm surprised you went with bangs at all, it doesn't really go with the concept of "scraggly" to me.Plus with the face tattoo it clutters up around her eyes too much. I honestly thought she had glasses on at first.
>>3542176Hmm, so make the hair rougher, move the bangs to somewhere else so we can see her eyes more clearly, and aside from adjusting the shape, make it yellow a bit.Will be a while until I can get her "right", unless Handler has specifics instructions for me to go through, or I'm missing something.
>>3542894Yeah, that reveals more of her whole semi-feral thing.
>>3542894If you could give her stronger eyebrows and a more defiant look it would be better, although i'm not sure that the program could give you that, given its original purposes.
>>3542894Excellent stuff. You can probably put a bit of spin on her markings if you want, but I love how it's coming along! Nothing particular I can say aside from the hair needing more frazzle, but you know about that. Good luck with the improvements!>>3541365>>3541374>>3541454>>3541504>>3541594>>3541601>>3541641>>3542060>>3542468Also seems we're haggling. Roll 5d13, best of four, poker bonus active.
Rolled 11, 13, 10, 2, 1 = 37 (5d13)>>3542993
Rolled 12, 11, 12, 8, 12 = 55 (5d13)>>3542993
Rolled 1, 8, 13, 7, 11 = 40 (5d13)>>3542993>>3543012Impressive.
Rolled 3, 7, 4, 10, 4 = 28 (5d13)>>3542993
>>3543012Best overall by far. Three of a Kind! Good work.
Rolled 6, 13, 2, 5, 3 = 29 (5d13)>>3542993Rollin
Rolled 13, 2, 10, 2, 3 = 30 (5d13)>>3542993rollin too
>>3542936>>3542993Sharper, stronger eyebrows and a more determined and defiant look, let's see. I think she's coming along nicely on my end.About her facial markings : since she worships a god of wanderlust and travelling, I can think of a straight rough line (representing the main road) with some smaller marks aside (representing smaller paths). The marking on her forehead speaks of the sun and the moon, and to an extend the cycle of day and night. Those are rather simple, but I can't think of a more intricate design without cluttering up her face too much.
>>3541342>>3542993You purse your lips. 10 Large was a bit much; enchantment on the helmet or no (to which, you’re not sure if there really is anything major on it now, considering he never brought it up. Or he might just be being shady)... regardless, you’re not looking to spend such money right now. Maybe… “You sure you can’t go any lower? What, is the helmet special?”He barks out a laugh. “Ha, only if you’d call the make o’ tha metal special. Reinforced iron, it was. Nothing particular ‘bout it. Can be a right pain to reshape proper once its hardened, mind. Least, for most. Trick to it, y’know- can’t just brute force ‘er.” He shakes he head. “Nah, most o’ the price is ‘cause it’d othawise be junk. Sword alone might run ya three, maybe four if’n ya want me to give ‘er a proper edge and bang out ALL the dents, not jus’ the big ‘un. Fairly typical barrin’ that.” Hm. Well, that’s something to know. “Well, look. You wouldn’t happen to take Outgoer discounts, would you?” You flash your license at him in example. “Y’know, the whole ‘irreplaceable public service’ thing?” Hell, you might as well try it.“Haw! Well, you folk keep this place movin’, I’ll grant ya that. Now, lesse...” He strokes his (rather long) beard in thought; his eyes a bit distant. “Mm...Tell ya what. Pay me three fer the sword. I’ll clean it up an’ alla that. Thing’ll actually have an edge. Helmet, I’ll take, too. You’ll pay me that on delivery, alright?”“Hmm…” You have to admit, you’re curious as to the reason for the differing pay dates. “So, nine total?”He shrugs, a bit of a twinkle in his eye as he does. “Could be. Could be less...a LOT less. We’ll see, won’t we? Provided we’ve a deal, that is.” So, he’s planning something with it...wonder what?> “I suppose so.” You’re curious to see what he’s got in store.> “I’d rather my spoils not be experimented on. I’ll pay eight.”> Other
>>3543318> “I suppose so.” You’re curious to see what he’s got in store.I got to admit, if this fixes the helmet up and gives it an enchantment to boot, I'm all in.
>>3543318>“I suppose so.” You’re curious to see what he’s got in store.>Ask him if he makes items on request.Lets see if we can get animal themed items for those specific transformations we want.
>>3543318> “I suppose so.” You’re curious to see what he’s got in store.Free surprises? I can take that, I mean we already have a lot of loot.
>>3543196Oh, yeah, that makes sense! For the markings, I mean.
>>3543318>> “I suppose so.” You’re curious to see what he’s got in store.Sounds like he's got an experiment planned. Should be interesting to see if nothing else.
>>3543318> “I suppose so.” You’re curious to see what he’s got in store.>Other>Is Item treatment on the offer?>Call Mitzi, ask to recomend some who could treat Items for a reasonable price.
>>3543318> “I suppose so.” You’re curious to see what he’s got in store.Dew it!
>>3543318>> “I suppose so.” You’re curious to see what he’s got in store.Mystery boooooooox
>>3543318> “I suppose so.” You’re curious to see what he’s got in store.
>>3543318>“I suppose so.” You’re curious to see what he’s got in store.
>>3543318>> “I suppose so.” You’re curious to see what he’s got in store.
We did agree that we're not starting to look for a new job until we spend some time on training our techniques, right? No one forgot the reason why we had a Q&A thread, yeah?
>>3545234yeah, we can take our time.
Also, I'm rereading Artificer crossover, and apparently Owlia's Magitech Gauntlet and Clockwork Auto-Turret both have miniaturized versions of Mana Reactor (so the turret can use mana to use its Shield Crystal and crystal-based IFF system that recognizes mana signatures). Plus Owlia took photos of bluebrints for everything that John made for girls. Do we still have time to ask Owlia to make some mana generator for bots so that they could use magical devices like Murmur Stones, spell-weapons, artifacts and other stuff?
>>3545406We could ask them, but we've been over this before. The techies' time and material is limited. If we keep asking them for all these odds and ends they'll never get anything of their own done.
>>3545430I'm thinking we should've gotten some help for her earlier.
>>3545452Handler said that "help" costs a lot, like way more than what we can afford right now.
>>3545452That would mean a new hire, and we're almost at the limit.
>>3545465They don't need to be "real" people that we have to interact with, but they would cost motes that would come from our pockets and given how pricey everything is, i doubt that they will be cheap.
Found a couple of extra items we can put in the Lab Donation box. The potion should still be viable, so it's possible we can figure out it's ingredients, or the closest substitutions we can find. The poisons, less likely, but there's still a chance.More stuff to give to Owlia:>Dr. Sullivan's Miraculous Dream Skin Cream!>Mafia Job poisons: Red Death, Mournleaf, and Numbroot>Makeshift Noisemaker and Makeshift Remote>Bot Scanner>Basic Speedster frame legs>Basic Balanced frame torso>Three or four High-Yield Explosive Rounds for the Clockwork Grenade Launcher>Izumi's Lizardkin Healing Potion>>3545490So, basically like most of the outgoer service jobs already in the Intersection?
>>3545741I think that robo-parts are already in her posession, but it wouldn't hurt to make sure to ask Handler if that's true or not. As for stuff that we should donate I'd add Shield, Communication and Blasting Gems from Owlia's Old Lab (#28 >1292258) and Kowalski's Red Stones.
>>3545741Difference is that this would be a persistent job and we'd have to pay said person more than what we pay each month in dues because i'm sure that as outgoers we get to pay less to the dealmakers. In theory this would be paid by the company and not us, but im not sure how many motes that will withdraw from everyone's pay.
>>3545927That's kind of the problem. We're adding someone to our limited ten person roster who's more of an NPC who runs a shop in an RPG than an actual character.
>>3545968but if we don't interact with them at all they aren't a person, they are just a bunch of stats that help owlia make stuff faster. You know, like working in a call center.
>>3546102Exactly. I'd rather use those precious employee slots on people who are interesting characters with powers and/or skills who have more uses then sitting in the intersection making a progress bar go up. That's just me, though.
>>3546102Litteral nobody AND a drain on income? I don't think that would appeal to anons.
>>3546139we wouldn't be wasting "employee slots" on this NPC because all that they'd be would be a bunch of stats multipliers and maybe a mention here and there. The character slot limit is basically self imposed from a meta POV, but nothing stops us from having a bunch of NPCs that we're never gonna interact with helping us with menial chores.Either way, this is an alternative for the anons that want stuff done faster but without having a named person taking up "employee slots">>3546146Well, anons want stuff done faster but without having more named characters and other than straight up commissioning the stuff, this is the solution.
>>3546160> we wouldn't be wasting "employee slots" on this NPC because all that they'd be would be a bunch of stats multipliers and maybe a mention here and there. The character slot limit is basically self imposed from a meta POV, but nothing stops us from having a bunch of NPCs that we're never gonna interact with helping us with menial chores.That's why I regret not picking up that magi-tech and prophetic orphan pair on the mob world.
>>3546160>>3546396We're an Outgoer outfit, not an R&D group. The 2 techies cover our needs. No, wants don't count. We need to have Outgoers on the payroll, so we can actually make money instead of spending it.If we had a more formal system of managing the techies I wager anons would stop wanting more more more out of them. But that would require tracking time and stuff, so I doubt Handler will want to mess with it.
>>3546418Could have had another non-crystal magitech savant (so far the best return on investment) along with prophetic predictions about jobs, instead we got twice as many scrub daycare kids kicking about.
Reading back through the archives, I remembered something: on our shakedown with Mono, she had her first kill. I suspect the 'bots aren't going to be willing to do that this early, but it is something we're going to have to work with them on over time.
>>3546425>(so far the best return on investment)We've used their product once or twice. The other recruits are out actually making Motes.> along with prophetic predictions about jobsFar from certain. The multiverse seems to break anything like that. Remember powers are severely limited in the intersection as well, which is why Mono can walk around for instance.>kidsI'm not a huge fan, but other anons seem to like them so I let them have their time, as long as it doesn't drag on too long.By the numbers, if we'd taken the orphans we wouldn't have been able to take the bots when the possibility appeared. Opportunity cost should be considered. What is being given up in order to get this?
>>3546431Owlia and Cylica busted a badass return right away with their crystal work with that one company.I think they're getting residuals from patents too, no?> Got the bots instead of magical orphansNot thrilled about Lorelei sidekicks either, but I get that it's other people's childhoods that I just don't share.Honestly >>3545741 points out the current case > So, basically like most of the outgoer service jobs already in the Intersection?The role is already there, the question is if it's cheaper to have them under our corporation or not.If we can get some sort of background benefit plus having them easily acessible when needed then there's no change in narrative opportunity cost, only crunch bonus/malus balance.
Ultimately, your curiosity wins out. Whatever he’s planning, you might be getting it cheap, and frankly that’s good enough. “I suppose so. You’ve got a deal.” Shaking his hand, you fork over the three and surrender the items to him. Hopefully he’ll be as good as his word.After that whole thing is dealt with, next on the list is shopping. You need to restock on mines and C4, rockets, a few large mana crystals, all that good stuff. Hopefully you wouldn’t have to blow them all any time soon, but better to have and not need, as they say.>Purchased x10 bricks of plastic explosives/C4.>Purchased x30 ‘Highball’ Guidable Rockets.>Purchased x10 ‘Moleworm’ Proximity Mines>Purchase 5-Pack of Large Mana Crystals>Current Motes: 66.70 LotesRight. Now, lesse...what else do you need to deal with…?>You do recall getting some silk from that last job. Might be expensive, but maybe you can get something custom-woven with it?>See if you can’t find one of the girls and rope them into a training session with you. Lead by example.>Look into more about those Recreation Drives at the library. Those seemed interesting…>Other
>>3547460>See if you can’t find one of the girls and rope them into a training session with you. Lead by example.
>>3547460>>You do recall getting some silk from that last job. Might be expensive, but maybe you can get something custom-woven with it?
>>3547460>You do recall getting some silk from that last job. Might be expensive, but maybe you can get something custom-woven with it?We should at least get a price quote for a project. After that, we can go train with the girls.
>>3547460Supporting this >>3547476It's not like we're going to spend the entire rest of the day on finding somebody to work the silk so lets go train after that.
>>3547460>>3547470>>3547480>>3547486>>3547520Well, thinking about it, there was that silk that you got. Maybe you could use it in some customized clothing? You doubt there was enough there for anything major like a jacket or the sort, but something smaller, perhaps…It takes a bit of searching, but you eventually find a custom clothier not too far away in the Crafter’s District that looks to be about your speed: a two-story shop/home that’s named ‘Massati’s Boutique Garments’. As you enter, your eyes are assaulted by pink.A LOT of pink. Sitting around are mannequins of a number of varying shapes and sizes, showing anything from dresses for centaurs to wraps for harpies to even some kind of robe for squidpeople. Really does seem like she does a bit of everything. Impressive. A four-armed Naga sits at the counter in a rather interesting silk one-piece; she looks up from whatever she was idly browsing on her personal tablet and waves with one arm. “Greetings! How may I help you, customer?” Her voice is rough, but there’s still some lightness to it; it almost sounds like it’s just cracking.“I’m here because I was thinking about getting something with some materials I picked up on a job,” you mention as you take out the rolls of Veilspeaker silk. “I’m an Outgoer, is the thing, and got some of this as a rewa-”“Ooooooh!” She seems enamored as soon as you reveal the carefully encased silk. “Natural spider’s silk, is it? Interesting…”“...right, so as I was saying. It was made by a group of spider-taurs, arachne, and I’m wondering if you can’t make something out of this- I know they can and have, so…” You almost think she’s not even listening to you; she’s already pulled out some sort of small eyescope thing and is taking a much closer look at the threads.But, she nods once, firmly. “Look good. Tensile. What comes of this will be very strong. Can’t make anything too fancy, though- just not enough here. I’d say...something along the lines of a head covering, or a scarf, or a cummerbund, something of that sort. Maybe a particularly risque or plain dress if I were to use every inch...” she mutters. “Price depends on the task a bit, but with this.amount of fabric, I would estimate...somewhere around six to nine Large Motes. What were you hoping for?”“Oh...well...hm…” agh, that’s a good question. Hadn’t really thought about it.She shakes her head. “Okay, maybe put it like this: What do you want to express when you wear this?”>Power and authority. (Intimidation Focus)>Passion and instinct. (Hothead/Aggression Focus)>Ethereal wonder. (Otherworldy Focus)>Fun and whimsy. (Humor Focus)>Casual nonchalance. (Plain Focus)>Nothing, that's a bit much.
>>3547641>Ethereal wonder. (Otherworldy Focus)“The spidertaurs I got this from had a thing where they could predict the future a little, so ethereal would be fitting.”
>>3547641>>Ethereal wonder. (Otherworldy Focus)
>>3547641Can she make an Item that is focused on reducing a stat?
>>3547645So, I was thinking we could go with a cloak with a hood that could cover our head and eyes. If it pans out, we could look into enchanting it with some sort of precognitive ability, like some sort of danger sense. How does that sound, guys?
>>3547641>Casual nonchalance. (Plain Focus)
>>3547651By natura, reducing one stat generally increases another.
>>3547641>>Casual nonchalance. (Plain Focus)
>>3547641>Passion and instinct.
>>3547641>Ethereal wonder. (Otherworldy Focus)Reduce Intimidation if possible. Waaay to many Items that we have increase our already high stat.
>>3547641All i want to know is..which mix allows us to get a spider-taur look
>>3547641>Ethereal wonder. (Otherworldy Focus)
Seems like we want something with a bit of Ethereal wonder.Writing!
By the way, the Plain Items that were bought for Mafia Job are still not in the pastebin.
>>3547641>Ethereal wonder. (Otherworldy Focus)We should ask if she knows someone who can enchant it with after it’s made.
>>3547641>Fun and whimsy. (Humor Focus)Humor is the opposite of Intimidation, right? And we're not exactly short on otherworldly either.>Maybe a particularly risque or plain dress>I swear, it's only this skimpy because there wasn't enough fabric!
Our motes are ending so fast... we need another job...right after we are done practicing.Because i recall we will need to take Prima and Jago on the next assigment so... tech world?
>>3547697Cyberpunk Dystopia. Lots of technology to muck around with for Prima, tons of gangs and corp security to mangle for Jago, and for the guys who want to do an evil mission, your choice of evil mega corporations to do terrible, dehumanizing things to poor people to.
>>3547697CYBERPUNKCYBERPUNKCYBERPUNKor maybe space piratesBut 66 Lotes is still many though, unless we go crazy with the dressing up thing.
Oh yeah, Handler, what was the name of that dwarf’s repair shop?
>>3547697Eh, there's no need to rush so much. We've got to check out HQ task rewards, donate stuff to Owlia, donate Summoning books to the Library, treat the Gauntlets (Y/N?) and gear up the bots (comm units, holding bags). If anons are interested then we can arrange some SHENANIGANS too.
>>3547641>>3547647>>3547675>>3547684>>3547689“Something along the lines of ‘ethereal wonder’,” you decide. “Not too intimidating, but something that inspires a sort of...curious awe, y’know? Not a scared curiosity, but ‘who or what IS this’?” She nods throughout your explanation, considering the parameters, and you can see two of her arms already reaching for a small sketchpad. “You’ll want something noticeable, then. Perhaps a headband or head accessory. Something that flows with the body’s outline and accentuates it rather than creates a new one, I think…” She seems into it, at least. “Something flowing yet not too wide around the skull. I’ll need dye…” She goes into muttering to herself for a few minutes as she plans something out- but indeed, minutes are all she needs as she quickly turns the pad towards you.What you see is something that’s a sort of long ribbonish mouthscarf, snaking up around your head and wrapped so that it frames the lot, and then coming back down into long ‘tails’ snaking down around your neck and down your back. “I think something like this would be ideal. Allows anyone to still see your eyes, and yet parts of your face remain unknown to them, inviting mystery. This would be six. What do you say?” She seems proud of it for having thought it up on the spot.> “I like it. How fast can I expect it done?”> “I don’t think so. Any other ideas?”> “Could I make a suggestion?” (Create a Head piece of clothing, within reason.)
>>3547753>> “I like it. How fast can I expect it done?”
>>3547753> “Could I make a suggestion?” (Create a Head piece of clothing, within reason.)"Actually, could you do that, but instead of having it wrap around the face, have it wrap around the eyes?"
>>3547753> “I like it. How fast can I expect it done?”
Seems like we're sold on this one. Writing!
>>3547753>>3547755>>3547764Well, it’s interesting enough. “I like it. How fast can I expect it done?”“Well, I would say within four to five days,” she estimates. “Just to be safe.” Fair enough. Six larges motes are given, and she immediately takes the material and disappears into the backroom. Seemed pretty eager.>Current Motes: 60.70With those tasks finished, that’s everything on your immediate to-do list done. There’s probably a few other things you could think of...but you’ll think of them back on the way home. Maybe you'll just take a ride around for a bit, see what's happening...A few minutes later, however your phone dings. Checking it, you’re a bit surprised to see a pair of notices:>Minus-One Storage System installed in Silver Eye Solution Headquarters! Enjoy!>Beginning installation of your new room space! Thank you for using Ulti-struct!Huh? Oh, right, the HQ Tasks. Well, at least those seemed to go well, if you recall the rewards for them. Still leaves you concerned about the moving gig, but the firearm exhibition should’ve been fine, and the vehicle showcase probably went fine. No notice about either of those, though, which is a bit concerning. You don’t see any complaint notices or anything, though.Hopefully, they just aren’t the sort- you didn’t get any formal notice after your own thing, either. But, you’ll deal with that in due time. For now…>Anything else?>Time to start prepping the bots. It's job time.(Going to take a breather here.)
>>3547908>Anything else?I say that we wait the week. We only need to pay our dues every month and i think we already did that for this month.
>>3547908By prepping, do you mean we're going to practice our moves with the bots, or just informing them to get ready for a job?
>>3547908Training with one of the girls!Then this >>3547743
>>3547908>see to it if we can get a schedule for the newbie training.>donate books to the library>treat our weapons
>>3547908>>Anything else?Just a bit of training between missions. Gotta work on those skills. Otherwise we should be good to go.
>>3547908>>Anything else?Basically anything that the other anons have said. But I'm leaning towards a girls' night (Sorry Jago) since we haven't had that since forever.
Alright, so...>Train with bots>Gear up bots>Treat a weapon or two>Donate stuff from the list here >>3545741>Look at jobsGonna leave out giving the library our summoning books for now, we can do that when we have a new load of literature from our next job, and while a girls movie night sounds good, we should probably save that for when we come back.
>>3547908>>3547960Add Shield, Communication and Blasting Gems from Owlia's Old Lab (#28 >1292258) and Kowalski's Red Stones to donation.
>>3547924I think we already donated the books we got from the last job.
>>3547908>>Time to start prepping the bots. It's job time.
>>3548085We donated books on Rituals from the last job, now we're talking about books on Summoning from a previous one.
Hm. Well, you probably SHOULD get a weapon or two treated...you’ve gotten a few of them as of late. Just going to need to take a bit of a detour…“Now, that face looks familiar!” Yup, same dude as last time, and he seems just as jolly. “Those swords doin’ right by ya?” “They are,” you say easily, although one of them you rarely DO use… “which is why I’m back. I’m hoping to get something else done.”“By all means!” He proclaims, grinning. Just remember, the more complicated the weapon's magical state, the more expensive the treatment'll be!" Right, then…>What weapons do you want to treat? List here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z3xqyWOe5upXuYIUsBSV4pWkC1sG0mnYzn_lJyRJZiI/edit?usp=sharing, but for ease of reading:>Shu-Rith (Miranda) (#66 >3194132)>Blessing of the Wild Red Sun Gauntlets (Miranda) (#66 >3194458)>Ferrah’s Heavy Whip (Knout?) (Miranda) (#71 >3373671) - (Ha-Tshi’s Folly)>Ferrah’s Curved Sword (Miranda) (#71 >3373671) - (Winnower)>Poisoner Malis’ Sword (#74 >3471046) - (Venom-Tongue Saber)>Thunderlight Bow (Miranda) (#75 >3502490) - enchants arrows, causing them to emit light and explode on impact>Blightsnake Katar (Miranda) (#75 >3502490) - generates oily substance that coalesces and flings in direction of attack at high speed after each strike>Other
>>3548369>Blessing of the Wild Red Sun Gauntlets>Ask him if there is a way to "half treat" the item. So it can change shape when we jump to a new universe, but it keeps its original powers.
>>3548369>Blessing of the Wild Red Sun Gauntlets (Miranda) (#66 >3194458)This is mandatory I think.
>>3548369>Blessing of the Wild Red Sun Gauntlets (Miranda) (#66 >3194458)>Ferrah’s Curved Sword (Miranda) (#71 >3373671) - (Winnower)Can we get a description of how much some of the other things would cost?Also, I've got the new weapon descriptions if you need them.
>>3548369>Blessing of the Wild Red Sun Gauntlets (Miranda) (#66 >3194458)
>>3548369>>Blessing of the Wild Red Sun Gauntlets (Miranda) (#66 >3194458)
>>3548399Let's go for another job. We can just relegate some work to others right? Izumi is very dependable if I may.
>>3548418>>3548087Come on, anon, just bear with us for now. We've been skipping proper training for far too long. Developing techniques in the middle of a job is kinda irresponsible.
>>3548449It's also gonna take us literal months to return to the intersection. We can wait one week here. at the very least until out piece of clothing is done.
>>3548459No point in waiting around when there's work to be done. We need to take the robos out for their shakdown.
>>3548474The work will be there literally forever and we have paid our dues and have enough cash to pay next month's. it can wait.
>>3548474There is when we have to prep two novices for their first mission so they don't screw it up. Prima didn't do so well on her simulated test, and we should look into getting ranged weapons for both of them.
>>3548496>>3548500This is probably what you were thinking of.>Accelerator Cannon, a long-range gun Arm that fired rather rapidly, but you have to admit didn't hit very hard. Still, it could be used for suppression or to scare someone. (+5 to Engage, Light Damage)That was back in the robattler world, though. Might find something similar here, though or maybe a cannon attachment, and possibly find a shuriken launcher for Prima as well.
>>3548513Yeah, thanks, that's exactly what I was thinking of.
>>3548513we can always give him a gun and a sword. yarrrr
>>3548513We could just give them regular guns. I'm sure Izumi has a couple she could lend them.
>>3548369>>3548372>>3548375>>3548381>>3548396>>3548399Those gauntlets have served you well enough- expensive as things are, those need to be priority. He whistles a bit as you take the gauntlets out- their emerald sheen is dull here; the Intersection’s own nature working against them, but they still cut an impressive image of raw natural might. “These. How much for them?”“Hmmm…” He proceeds to do his hemming and hawing thing yet again, looking over every inch of the gauntlets and putting them through a couple of inspection tools for several minutes, making random noises of curiosity as he does so. It’s a relief when he finally stops, straightening up with a big grin. “Well, fortunately for you it’s not such a big issue this time. I suspect it’ll be around...eight large for these puppies. Won’t take but maybe two days. Sound good?”>Yep.>Haggle.>Wait, what if I had another one? (Which?)
I fell asleep, sorry. I might have one more in me if you have any questions that'll affect your decisions, but I need to get to bed otherwise.
>>3548534>Haggle.>Wait, what if I had another one? (Which?)>Shu-Rith (Miranda) (#66 >3194132)>Ferrah’s Curved Sword (Miranda) (#71 >3373671) - (Winnower)If nobody wants to get another weapon treated, let's just check to see how much they cost.
>>3548534>>Haggle.Try for 6, but don't push too hard. This guy does good work, don't want to hack him off.
>>3548534Haggle>>3548527Izumi might be cross about it, better ask Lori - she definitely knows what weapons would fit them since she's been on missions with them before.
>>3548381Oh yeah, can you get those in a pastebin or some way where I can copy them?
>>3548570Making a pastebin right now.
>>3548570>>3548588Here you go!https://pastebin.com/2Sxp2maC
>>3548534>>3548554>>3548555>>3548562“Hm...what about a package deal? Like before?” you offer.He mulls it over, and purses his lips before shaking his head from side to side. “Whatcha got in mind?”“These,” you say as you bring out the Shu-Rith and the curved sword Ferrah used. “Any thoughts on these?”“Hmmm…” his inspection of these weapons, as it happens, doesn’t take very long at all; nodding, he looks to you and speaks casually. “Five large a piece. These’re mostly basic stuff, so basic prices. A day each. Might be willin’ to do ‘em both fer eight, save ya a mote. Gauntlets stay the same price, though, so total’ll be sixteen, an’ five days total. Sound fair?”Well. That’s still pricey, but a lot better than what he tried to shake out of you before. Still… “Willing to go down to an even fourteen?”“Sixteen IS even, lass!” he chortles. “Nah, can’t say much as to feelin’ much less than that.”>Gotta admit, it’s a lot better than last time. Sold.>What if I put in a good word for you with some friends?>Other>>3548600Much obliged!Okay, going to bed, run continues tomorrow.
>>3548618>Other>Just treat the gauntlets.
>>3548534> Haggle.Ask if there are any archtypes of weapons or items that he's interested in, that we could bring back for him.
>>3548618>>3548623This. We gotta save Lotes for base building.
>>3548618>Just the gauntlets and the sword then, say about 11?
>>3548618>Just treat the gauntlets.I don't want to have another sword we will barely use.
Man we spend so much...but at least it was in gear i guess.
>>3548618>Other>Just threat the GauntletsGoodnight, Boss. Thanks for running.
So, it looks like the Minus-One Armory will be ready in a day or two, Gauntlets treated in 2, Drider Silk Item in 4-5 days, and the dwarven repairman will call when he's finished with our helm and sword?We can spend a day training with bots (gotta let them familiarize with our skillset too), work on techniques with one of the girls next day, and then go pick up the Gauntlets. We could also try to pull rank and tell Lori to buy gear for bots in our stead.Thoughts?
>>3548618>>OtherJust the gauntlets
>>3548618>Just treat the gauntlets.For sword fights we already have the Baron's Rapier. We never used it seriously though IIRC (like amplifying a Buster for instance).I think I'm really close to getting her right. Frazzled enough for you Handler?
>>3548711I'm fairly certain that Lori will provide gear for Prima and Jago sibce she showed interest in watching their peformace, maybe evwn Momo will come, because she also looked interested too. But i think a job that would require five outgoers even if two are newbies would be to much for the bot first time.
>>3548418Wish we could find someone who can take care of these mundane things. First thing first is to find a way to fix that interdimensional communicator so in any case Owlia or Celica reports something it would be directed to us and transfer it to Izumi. Lorelei can be unpredictable sometimes and mostly easily distracted. We have too many things to sort out too. At least if we are going to get items from other world's might as well sell them for motes/lotes. Perferably in our auction house if we have one. Last of all, can we have something of a job preview. A bulletin board of sorts. But then again it is strictly handled by Sal. TL;DR came for Miranda other world quests and not for this corporate simulator thingy or at least have something to simplify it so it wouldn't be buried under 10 threads until another job came up.
>>3548982Well, let's see. During this intermission we've visited six(6) different places to sort out our loot from the last job: Library donations, repairs for stuff we broke, Item-crafting place, Item-treatment, and then Kowalski's and Lorenzo's to restock>>3547460. Maybe we should tone down our munchkinism and loot hoarding tendencies (12 different weapons, 4 of which are swords, man!).The HQ meetings are done roughly twice a year, so we REALLY need to make most out of them, which I think we did: made a training schedule so the newbies would train off-screen more often, got in touch with everyone in our outfit, chose what to do with our aircraft for the time being, assigned HQ tasks, purchased new room and donated part of our hoard to R&D.We've spent time with kids and starred in a movie, but it looks like that's not what you're interested in.Half of the things that were done during this intermission - are the things that anons were planning over the time of the last mission. All that is left to do now is to work on our techniques and prepare the bots, so could you please show some patience? And come on, 'ten threads' is clearly an exaggeration, that spoiler makes you sound annoyingly whiny.
>>3548792that's pretty frazzly, yeah!
>>3549814The loot hoarding was for two main reasons. One, before we fixed the upgrading system, loot had the best chance of being an "upgrade". Two, it didn't cost us anything to collect, and if it wasn't useful to us we could always sell it for a few extra Motes.Otherwise, you've got the right of it. Missions are long enough that a little housekeeping between them isn't a bad thing.
>>3549814>Maybe we should tone down our munchkinism and loot hoarding tendencies (12 different weapons, 4 of which are swords, man!).As the guy who tried to stat the new weapons, I kinda thought it would go off of Dark Souls' idea of how different swords are used, with straight swords used being the most balanced, rapiers used mainly for thrusting and parries, curved swords for speedy attacks, ultra greatswords for heavily damaging but slow attacks, that sort of thing. I do admit, though, that I am the type of player who likes using every weapon at least a couple of times, so grabbing every unique weapon is kind of a thrill for me.
>>3549852Honestly I thought that was what we WERE going to do. Sell all the stuff we aren't going to use. The baron's rapier and the flamebringer are all the swords we need until we loot The Sword of Judgement or something. Sell these other ones.
>>3550254I think we should either leave them in our new armory so anyone interested could pick them up (like a community chest), or hand them out personally to the members of our outfit.
>>3550254It's a little difficult. Naturally, before we sell them we'll want to know if they might be useful instead. But that means Handler has to come up with stats and descriptions for them all, which would be wasted if we do sell them.
>>3550294Yeah but in the end, Miranda is so physically strong and skilled with weapons it doesn't really matter what we use. Especially not when we can chest with magic at any time.We're not playing a video game with numeric stats, we're a bruiser with a hundred years of experience and millions of confirmed kills if you count collateral.
Thinking about it...it’s not really the best idea to put up money for weapons you’re probably not going to use. Might as well keep it simple. “On second thought, just the gauntlets should be fine, then. Not sure if the others’ll be used too much.” “Righto, then!” He doesn’t seem sad at the take back, but rather just takes the gauntlets as you hand over the money. “I’ll contact you, then, when they’re set!”“Thanks.” Well, with that settled...>Current Motes: 52.70You need to get in touch with the bots. It’s time to get them warmed up for their little excursion. You quickly call Lorelei, who ropes the two in after explaining what you want with them. “...so just make sure they know what’s going on.”“Roger!” Lorelei chips back. “They’re gonna be awesome, though, don’t worry!” “I’m not; just want to see for myself. Later.” Likely they’ll be there before you, so you need to pick up the pace…----------You can already hear them both discussing something as you arrive in. “It’s really nothing to be concerned about, I think!”“Haw! Who’s concerned? I jus’ think it’s hilarious! Now, if’n you wanna go about an’...” Turning, he quickly notices you entering the training area, and cuts himself off. “Ah, nevamind. Boss’s here.” He and Prima focus on you, now. “So, whatcha got fer us? Said we’re gettin’ a run through afore showtime, yeah?”“In a way,” you confirm. “We all need to be used to each other’s abilities, so I’ve decided that the best way to do that is…”> A little competition. We’ve got a lot of test dummies. We’ll see how well you can execute on combat maneuvers. > Sparring. One at a time against me, and I’ll see how you hold up.> I wanna see you two go against each other, first. Nothing too harsh, but it’ll be the best way to judge your skills.>Other
>>3550487>Sparring. One at a time against me, and I’ll see how you hold up.
>>3550487> Sparring. One at a time against me, and I’ll see how you hold up.>>3550388The thing is, just sticking to fists and magic bores me. Reminds me of DBZ fights. I just like trying out new weapons and items to see how they work.
>>3550487>> Sparring. One at a time against me, and I’ll see how you hold up.A baseline is always a good start.
>>3550487>Sparring. One at a time against me, and I’ll see how you hold up.They gotta familiarize with our skillset, and maybe it would let Prima to come up with suggestions on the mission.
>>3550505I'm the same, but he does have a point in that we have no actual need for anything more.
>>3550487> A little competition. We’ve got a lot of test dummies. We’ll see how well you can execute on combat maneuvers. We should take a day just going through scenarios in that holo trainer thing, the three of us. Teamwork
>>3550487>Sparring. One at a time against me, and I’ll see how you hold up.Are we sparring in an area that allows magic or are we stuck with just our physical abilities and weapons?
>>3550388It would matter if these weapons were enchanted to do something outside of her skillset. They also help with hiding her power-level or creating a persona on our jobs. And don't forget about things like anti-magic fields that would ruin Miranda's day, leaving her only with her fists.By the way, Handler noted multiple times that Miranda is not THAT good with weapons or magic, and there are plenty of people who'd hand her ass over to her in terms of skill, strength, magic power, etc.
>>3550512I’ll admit that we’re good for magical melee weapons. For three or four missions, anyway. Maybe grab something interesting that’s tech based, though...
>>3550512Well you can say that Miranda gets bored at times and wants to try something different.You're right though, Miranda doesn't need any of these weapons at all but she does because why not. I think we should just loot weapons for the HQ armory.
>>3550502>>3550505>>3550508>>3550511>>3550526Let's see what they can do...Roll 1d20, best of 5 for training purposes.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3550568
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>3550568
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>3550568
More rolls? It's bo5 after all.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>3550568
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>3550568
18. Seems like there's some skill there- although they WERE made for combat at least on some level, so...Writing!
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>3550568Let's go for that 20.
>>3550657I hope Randa managed tp show Jango who is top dog. Although having both bots going against Miranda would be fun it doesn't work to give a good analasys of each one of the bots capacity.
>>3550568>>3550573>>3550581>>3550603>>3550615>>3550640“Sparring. One at a time against me, and I’ll see how you hold up.” They both look at each other briefly, before Prima nods and steps up. Fair enough. “I won’t go for any major damage- this is mostly to see how your decision making and reactions in combat stack up, as well as your general ability set.”“Understood. A full-purpose evaluation.” Prima says evenly. “I will perform to the best of my abilities while at less-than-lethal levels.”You’re not sure if you should dissuade her or not- although all things considered, she should at least realize you’re not exactly baseline human. “Right. Take your place opposite me on the circle, and we go after the count of three.” She does so, and interestingly enough, you can see her form suddenly shift- the ‘kimono’ she’s made of suddenly splits down the center, tightens, and wraps around her legs in layers of armor, her collar rising up to mask her lower ‘face’, and her wide sleeves slipping in on themselves, shifting back, and becoming something closer to piercing extrusions extending to the sides. You have to admit, you weren’t expecting that. She nods at you once, the now ninja-esque robot taking a combat position. “At your command.”Well. Might actually be interesting. “Alright. Three...two...one...go!”She charges, and the fight is on as Jago lets out a whoop of excitement.The first thing you notice is that her reflexes are actually pretty impressive. She’s not doing half bad in regards to keeping pressure up on you, and whenever she delivers her own strikes, they’re precise and intentional. You can deflect or block most of them, and the few that slip through (whether intentionally or not) do have a touch of force behind them. You’re honestly wondering what tripped her up in the tests- although you do have an inkling of an idea, as you slip behind her and she performs the same sequence of attacks and pre-emptive countermovements for the third time.You can see that although she’s certainly not a slouch, she’s mostly specced for agility, reactions, and speed- support, as was stated. Not to mention that she’s hardly done any sort of non-melee techniques at all. At least, none that you can tell. Even defensively, when you started attempting magi-waves (or at least as much of one as you can eck out in the Intersection without a permission field) she had little defense against them except to just take it- which didn’t last her very long.After a couple more minutes, you leap back, hands up. “Alright, that’s enough for now. Think I get the idea. Jago? Your turn.”“Finally!” Well, HE certainly seems excited. Although you figured as much- from what Lorelei told you, he’s far more equipped to fight. “Let’s ‘ave a go, then!”(cont)
>>3550833“Same positions,” you state. “Three...two...one...go!”“YAAARGH!” He charges straight for you, and you immediately can guess what HE’S all about.Jago proves to be more of a brawler, as you expected; although you’re surprised at how canny he can be as well- although his initial instinct was to try and surprise you, that reckless charge very quickly tapered off and he tried more his luck with hit and runs, and the occasional attempt at harrassment from range with his hook. His fighting style is surprisingly mobile, as well; although with Prima you had the image of a dancer of sorts- multiple small movements to make up for sheer power, Jago is the opposite of that- a momentum heavy sort that charges into the fray at high speed, then charges out again. His strikes are clearly far more heavy than Prima’s- you actually start to feel sore after taking a few on the forearms thanks to the mitigation in the Intersection. Still, he’s bullheaded to the point where it could cost him- at one point you break space and manage a (small and weak) magiblast that he simply barrels through, and you sidestep his charge to swing him around briefly before tossing him clear. He doesn’t seem to really worry much, launching his hook at you as you close distance, but you sidestep it, and get within arm’s reach as you rear back- he braces for a punch, but the moment before impact, you stop it. “Not bad.” Not great, but not bad. “Head on over and we can discuss what we might want to do.”“What were the results of your examination?” Prima asks curiously. “Upon personal review, I realized that my unique capabilities are...less than useful against organic individuals.” She seems a bit disheartened at that, the way her eyes dim and her head dips.Well…> “You’re mostly lacking in range. We need to fix that fast.”> “Your tactics are a bit out of date. That’s going to require experience, is all.”> “You seem mostly fine. Just want to make sure you leave properly...dressed.> Other
>>3550840> “You’re mostly lacking in range. We need to fix that fast.”
>>3550840> “You’re mostly lacking in range. We need to fix that fast.”Maybe a shuriken launcher?
>>3550840>> “Your tactics are a bit out of date. That’s going to require experience, is all.”Range is a straightforward fix. Tactics are something training can actually help with.
>>3550859A regular handgun or rifle would be more powerful, more flexible, and cheaper. If she wants to try her hand at stealth once she's got a bit of cash to burn it might work though.
>>3550876Just trying to keep with Prima's fashion style. Maybe we can ask Izumi if she has anything similar she willing to part with.
>>3550876A pump shotgun with a variety of avaliable ammo would be a good first firearm. Simple, reliable, and with a wide range of uses when using different loads. Plus when using shotgun rounds you don't have to be as good of a shot.
>>3550840> “You’re mostly lacking in range. We need to fix that fast.”Either throwing knifes or throwing stars. Maybe we can go the Mai route and give her a war fan.
>>3550840>“You’re mostly lacking in range. We need to fix that fast.”>>3550859if we wanna stay in melee range, we could poison tip her weapons, or add some electric cabling to convert them into little tasers.
>>3550840> “Your tactics are a bit out of date. That’s going to require experience, is all.”>"That said, we need to get you a ranged weapon to mitigate that weakness for a bit"
>>3550886Considering how technological advanced the intersecrion can be i wouldn't be surprised if throwing high-frequency knifes/stars are a thing.Or even ones that are able to be remote controlled.
>>3550886I dunno, I kinda like the juxtaposition. And as a newbie, practicality has to come first. She can doll up when she has a better understanding of what she's doing.
>>3550901>Wifi-enabled drone throwing stars...As long as she isn't going to face any silent tool wielding protagonists with gravity manipulating weapons, she'll be fine.
>>3550853>>3550859>>3550890>>3550892>>3550895“Well, the biggest thing is your lack of range,” you decide. “You shouldn’t have to be forced to close distance- that’s just risky. We’ll have to get you something to mitigate that weakness. Some tactical concerns, but that’ll come with training and experience.” She nods once, but doesn’t respond. Wonder what she thinks of it all?“Yeah? An’ what about me?” Jago asks brusquely.“You’re mostly similar, actually,” you respond. “Just need something besides that hook for ranged combat.”“Ah. So, how we doin’ that?” he asks. “Jus’ gonna go, pick a couple things out?”> “Not yet. Gear depends on the job, so we’re going to want to look up what we're doing, first.”> “I want to see you both go at it now, actually. There’s no better way to understand your strengths and weaknesses than actually fighting, right?”> “It’s worth at least getting a few essentials for you. I expect Lorelei or Izumi would be willing to loan a couple things.”> "Bingo. I expect you to pay me back, though."> Other
>>3550948>“It’s worth at least getting a few essentials for you. I expect Lorelei or Izumi would be willing to loan a couple things.”
>>3550948>> "Bingo. I expect you to pay me back, though."General purpose gear is good starting kit anyway. And having something of their own they can get familiar with should make them more comfortable with it,
>>3550948>“It’s worth at least getting a few essentials for you. I expect Lorelei or Izumi would be willing to loan a couple things.”Wait, hold on. We're not going on a job today, are we? The Gauntlets will be useful in case the bots need some field repairs - they'll be ready in two days, and these two days should be spent on techniques training.
>>3550964Eh, it should be fine. Our healing magic doesn't specify organics, does it?
>>3550948> “It’s worth at least getting a few essentials for you. I expect Lorelei or Izumi would be willing to loan a couple things.”Wish we had done more looting in the robot world. At least then we would have more parts for Prima and Jago. But nothing that can't be fixed.
>>3550948>> "Bingo. I expect you to pay me back, though."
>>3550964we should wait the rest of the week even if we just speed forward through it. I wanna see how the new apparel item looks like in this week instead of waiting until august when the mission ends.
>>3550972We never tried to heal a contruct (non-organic)before. So it might not work on the bots.
>>3550972>By focusing on herself for a few minutes, she can heal flesh wounds, and broken bones.Where the heck do you get these ideas from? Didn't we talk about training before leaving already?
>>3550987That's easy to solve with a small time skip with us rolling for sruff we wish to improve during the week.Unless people want to spend each day micro-managing everything of Miranda's daily life.
>>3550995Training, yes. That takes a day at most. The bots will need to learn to operate while damaged, and if they get critical we can have them emergency warp back and finish the job ourselves.
>>3551000>Unless people want to spend each day micro-managing everything of Miranda's daily life.i would like that. Maybe not full micro management, but she's the main character, yet we don't know how is her life outside the missions. We could even consider it a mission in of itself.
>>3551006Are you saying that you are fine with people failing their jobs? Are trolling me?
>>3551012That's good for you but not everyone likes slice of life. Anyway we already had a good dosage of slice of life by hanging out with the kids and now this activities/missions we are doing in the intersection.
We can ask to borrow a few things...writing!
>>3550925>MGHandler will remember that
>>3551076GOOD>currently statting out a Gravity Gun, HEV suit, and pair of nerd glasses
Now i kinda want to get some explosive shuriken for Prima.
>>3551096His skills includeBunny hoppingHigh JumpsBoard Surfing in mid airRuns faster than a shinkansen bullet traincarries 20 different types of weapon without a backpack
>>3550948You shrug. “It’s worth at least getting a few essentials for you. I expect Lorelei or Izumi would be willing to loan a couple things.” You’re not loaning them any money, though- not for anything big like this.“I suspect Ms. Lorelei would be amendable to letting me borrow a weapon or two…” Prima muses. “Yeah, prolly,” Jago agrees. “Dunno about the otha lass, though.”“If need be, I’ll convince ‘em,” you offer. “But I don’t think that’ll be necessary. At any rate, we can go over a few things more later in the week. Give you some time with things. For now, weapons.”Prima nods eagerly. “Right! We should go now, then!” Meh, why not? Jago doesn’t seem to be too fussed, either.------------“Guns? Really?” Lorelei seems oddly disappointed after you manage to explain the situation. You’re both in her living room at the moment. “C’mon, they’re super adorable and cool robots! They could do better than normal guns! Heck, I was there! I KNOW they could do better!”“Maybe later when they’re bringing in motes properly,” you rebut. “But for now, we’ll stick to the tried and true, okay? So, if you’ve got anything that could help…”“Mmm…” she takes a bit to think, eyes off into space a bit. “I think I got something for Big J. Hold on.” She takes a moment to go to her room, and comes back out with a rather bulky looking submachine gun. “This thing has a lotta kick, but I never use it. He can have it for now. Watch your ammo count, though.”“Ripper,” Jago nods as he inspects the weapon closely. “Good stuff, then?”“Yeah, it packs a wallop,” she confirms. “So be careful. As for Pri-pri...welll...hmm...oh!” She darts back, and comes back in with a pistol you vaguely remember. That engraving- oh yeah, the western thing with Flashpoint. “This oughta be fine, so long as nothing too bad happens!”“You have my gratitude!” Prima says as she accepts the weapon quickly. “I’ll make the utmost use of it.”“Any time!” Lorelei grins. “So, what’s the plan from here?”“I’m gonna put them through their paces,” you insist. “Myself, too.”“Oooh, whatcha workin’ on?” she asks.Good question.>Select a skill to work on. You will have 5 days of practice, along with Prima and Jago.>https://pastebin.com/d1FAecB1
>>3551297Either Mana Tether or Flamethrower.
>>3551297>Mental protection training.That's our biggest weakness and we have 5 days where we can train that without any pressure.
>>3551297My vote's for Chain Lightning/Electric Shield. I think we need more mid-ranged AOE options, since we already have the magic fire thingy for sabotages and further utilities with sticky mana and those healing gloves that SHOULD work on the bots. That, or focus on Mental Protection Training since it gives immediate results.
>>3551297>Improve Mana Tether, figure out Mana ConductivityCreating a taser by conducting Shock Touch through Tether would help a lot.
Anyways, boss, I've added in our old weapons to the pastebin I've made, described if they are enchanted or technologically enhanced, how they can be activated or if Miranda even knows if they are magical or how to activate them, and how much ammunition the firearms can hold.Hopefully this can help with what we know about what our magical weapons and high-tech weapons can do.https://pastebin.com/2Sxp2maC
Uh, guys? Are we going to discuss things and try to come to an agreement, or just wait for more votes/Handler's dice roll?
Actually, I'm gonna let this one set a bit. I have work in the morning. I should be able to write the results of your decisions tomorrow, though. Well, hopefully.Also I'll probably roll dice regardless- not necessarily for results, but that's 5 days for SOMETHING to happen...
>>3551352its getting pretty late on my side and i'm betting that the same is happening for most anons.Either way, i'm vouching for the mental protection training. We have 0 protection against it and is just a matter of time before something bad happens and we end up doing something bad.
>>3551354Night boss! See you around.
>>3551297>>Select a skill to work on.My first choice is Shrapnel Shot, but I suspect I'm the only one. My second choice is further Barrier manipulation, as they are quite flexible. Third choice is Mana Gliding, as the clothing glide wings have been quite useful and it would be nice to not need to wear them to use the gliding.
>>3551297Actually, scratch that>>3551331Voting to invite Izumi and get some, aheh, solid advice on how to use hardened mana - figure out how to create barrier skate-blades, 'Shrapnel Shot' or 'Barrier Gliders'.
>>3551297>Mental protection training.Our mind is our own.
>>3551297>Mental protection training.We don't even have equipment that helps with this. I suggest we invest our time in this one first.
>>3548600Say, how come you interpreted bow's enchantment as 'Lightning' element, when its description implied that it was a 'Light' element instead? 'Thunder' might just be a reference to explosions caused by enchanted arrows, not the actual element of the enchantment.
>>3551297>Select a skill to work onMental protection training or legs channeling
>>3551297>Reactive ArmorI sent you some large motes boss, enjoy
>>3551530Well, the word “Thunder” in front of the word “Light” kind of influenced my decision to make it Lightning based, along with it’s color scheme of grey and gold, which makes me think of thunderstorms. Keep in mind, though, that it’s just my interpretation of an item’s enchantment, and Handler is the final word on what an item does or could possibly do. Basically, it’s non-canon until it’s in Handler’s pastebin.
>>3551297>Mental Protection TrainingThen,>leg channeling>barrier manipulation
>>3551297>Mental protection training.>Flamethrower
>>3551297>Mental Protection Training>Can Miranda train to danmaku faster?
>>3551297In priority> Chain lightning> Shrapnel Shot> Reactive Armor
>>3552026I'm honestly humbled and extremely grateful.I'll be writing shortly.
i just hope that whatever we train on doesn't fuck us over in the future. the last thing i'd want is to have some new move and use it against our allies because we're mind controlled.
>>3552976Hey, Boss! Could you tell us about 'Starburst' technique that anons came up with on a fly during the arena match with Zander (#36 >1896728): does it count as an experimental technique or can we use it whenever?
>>3552990It seems to be very uncommon. A little protection is reasonable, but no need to be paranoid.
>>3552997we have been mind controlled every other mission. Its a very exploitable weakpoint that we have.
>>3552995You can use it whenever. It was a simple technique that was desperate and mostly intended to be a sound/sight shock.
>>3551297>>3551322>>3551329>>3551411>>3551415>>3551638>>3552763>>3552778>>3552863“If there’s one thing I’ve noticed about myself,” you muse to her, “it’s that I’ve been getting mind-screwed a bit too often lately. I need to do something about that.”“Oooh. That’s gonna be rough,” Lorelei admits. “Buuuuut, if you want any help…I mean, it’d kinda be good for the both of us?”“Thanks,” you offer. “I wasn’t sure if I wanted to ask you or what…”She waves it off like it’s no big thing. “Psh, relax! You’re probably going to need more than me, but I know a couple folks now, and they miiight be up for helping…just lemme get a few calls made and we can work something out.”Well...hopefully you can at least not make a fool of yourself over the week.>Roll 3d20 for events. Best of three.
Rolled 5, 20, 13 = 38 (3d20)>>3553053
Rolled 12, 20, 5 = 37 (3d20)>>3553053
Rolled 20, 11, 15 = 46 (3d20)>>3553053
>>3553055>>3553058>>3553062>Three natural twenties in a row
...huh.Okay then yeah sure.Call it motivation.Writing.
>>3553062>>3553058>>3553055Fuck yeah! We get a tin foil hat! Now nobody will get into our brains!
>>3553065Two overwrite though, so we're at 20, 20, 15.
Question: Does the mental protection only works for mind-control or can we apply that to mind reading too?
>>3553110it should work because we're denying the entrance of any foreign influence into our head.
>>3553067Your mind fogs as you read the words on the paper, your head going somewhere else, and a tingling in the back of your skull is your only notice before your snap to attention. Ducks. Cheese, Rhinoplasty, Carrots, Wheelhouse, Ale, left of the station.The fog clears briefly, and you raise your right hand.There’s a clapping behind you, and a cheer. “Alriiiight! Nailed it! Okay...one more time!” The young men that Lorelei brought to you were surprisingly adept in mental intrusions or manipulations, and were perfectly willing to help out a friend of a friend. While a decent portion of it WAS base willpower and emotional control, as you’d used in the past, they happened to know a few tricks to keeping people out as well, largely based on prior experience.Kumquat, sheer heat, charnal, blank, turtles, fences, toothpicks. One of those tricks was surprisingly simple. ‘Most people need to focus when trying to do the whole mind control thing’, the first guy, a mohawked dude simply name Tyler J had said. ‘And they’re usually listening in on everything you think. So best thing is to throw ‘em off when you can tell someone’s tryin’ to get in. Just starting thinking of things off the top of your head. Usually confuses them enough to let you do something.’ It’d worked out for you so far, but you’re plenty aware that there’s more than that out there. Still, it helped, which is what matters.“Nice!” Tyler at the least seems happy about your progress as the fog clears again, and your left arm rises at your command. You’re being tested simply by sitting down and them attempting to keep you there. You needed to continue moving of your own volition. “Okay, now Lawson’s turn.”(cont)
>>3553171Boss, i think you missed one update
>>3553171Lawson’s style was a bit different. Whereas Tyler was more a physical influencer, Lawson’s thing was genuinely more cerebral. Whispers in your head that made you act in a different manner than normal with you hardly recognizing. ‘Wring his neck. Do it!’ He was that little voice on your shoulder. ‘He’s been insufferable. His voice is so annoying, his fashion sense is idiotic!’ And it was hard to deal with. ‘He’d probably just crack a stupid joke.’ Which is why in those cases...the trick was simple, yet difficult. ‘It’s not even hard!’ Not to ignore it, but to...put it on the backburner. Acknowledge it, but for later. And then KEEP putting it off. It certainly helps, but by itself it isn’t a total defense…...at least, not without mana.By all accounts, depending on the type of mental manipulation that was being attempted, you’d learned that should you effuse your skull with mana (harder than it sounded, however, without serious risk to your...everything above the neck) it could act as something of a ‘tinfoil hat’ and assist defense against most typical mindhack attempts...provided you knew it was coming or it was in the process of happening, that is. You’ve managed a slight ‘cheat’ with your flare-up trick, but that would be a bit too much for a specific defense...still, you’ve got something to work on now.>Theoretical Concept of ‘Mental Barrier’ unlocked!“Phew!” Lawson sighs a bit in exertion after a few more minutes of attempted cajoling, his sweater not doing him any favors here. His single eye nods in approval. “I think you’ve got the basic idea now. Really, all that’s left to do is practice, and hope for the best!”Tyler nods. “Yeah, we been at this for a couplea days now; all that’s really left is puttin’ it to work. Mind junk is more about flexin’ your brainmeats than anything else. We can come by again if’n ya want, but...”“Oh, wait!” Lawson digs in his shirt pocket before pulling out what seems to be some kind of...small hairclip- one with an aquamarine jewel on it. “Me an’ my sis both can do this kinda stuff, and this is supposed to kinda help with the whole ‘heads up’ thing. Y’know, cause issues. It don’t work too well here, though, an’, well, she don’t really need it anymore. Said you could have it.”>Acquired Jewel Clip! (Head, +1 Otherwordly)>>3553180?
>>3553183Oh, you skipped several days and jumped straight to the middle of a session(i think). got it.
>>3553183“Not going to say no to free stuff,” you remark as you accept it. It’s not quite your speed, but if it works as advertised, you won’t complain...much.”“I believe you made excellent progress today,” Prima says, getting up from her kneeling position. Jago is lazed out in the corner; the three of you generally preferring to practice and spar before your own mental training- you’d initially said after, but the two insisted that working on it when you were tired would pay dividends down the line since you’d still know what to do even when your mind was already a bit exhausted. Prima for her part had been getting a LOT better at judging reactions, and her aim when you took her to the OTC had become impeccable in short order.Jago was on a similar trajectory, although you noticed he was still more inclined to close distance than try to assault from afar...you chalked that up to his programming, however. Some habits are harder to break than others. Still, improvement was improvement- and at least yesterday it'd given you the opportunity to test your newly treated gauntlets again. Decent results, even with the extremely low mana you could put into it- and metal was fully repairable, so yay. As he rises into a sitting position, he glances over your way. “Done yet?”“Pretty much,” you confirm as the guys say their farewells and head out of HQ.“Grand,” he grumbles. You’ve been running them hard for the last few days, having them go over strategies and implementing them into simulated sequences both within their own CPU and via the OTC’s facilities. It’d gotten to a point where, although they didn’t need rest perse, they’d both asked for ‘cooldown time’ once or twice. While Prima seems to be just as effervescent as ever, though, Jago’s been getting more and more disgruntled, oddly enough. Not enough to be outright belligerent, but enough that his mood is noticeably more surly than normal. You’re not sure why- moreso, you’re not sure if you should even bring it up right now. > Maybe he just needs a day to decompress from training. That cloth should be ready by now anyway…> Sucks for him. You can’t go easy on training just because you’re a robot. In some ways, it’s all the more important.> Meh. Might as well risk his ire and ask him directly. Whatever it is, you don’t want it to be a thing come job time. Which is going to be soon.> Other
>>3553257>Maybe he just needs a day to decompress from training. That cloth should be ready by now anyway…
>>3553257>> Maybe he just needs a day to decompress from training. That cloth should be ready by now anyway…I suspect he's wanting to quit training and get out and put that training to use. If he's still surly on-job we can address it then.
>>3553257>Meh. Might as well risk his ire and ask him directly. Whatever it is, you don’t want it to be a thing come job time. Which is going to be soon.
>>3553257>> Meh. Might as well risk his ire and ask him directly. Whatever it is, you don’t want it to be a thing come job time. Which is going to be soon.We're the boss, take none of that shit
>>3553257> Meh. Might as well risk his ire and ask him directly. Whatever it is, you don’t want it to be a thing come job time. Which is going to be soon.
>>3553257>> Maybe he just needs a day to decompress from training. That cloth should be ready by now anyway…
>>3553257>> Sucks for him. You can’t go easy on training just because you’re a robot. In some ways, it’s all the more important.
>>3553257>> Meh. Might as well risk his ire and ask him directly. Whatever it is, you don’t want it to be a thing come job time. Which is going to be soon.
>>3553257I'll switch >>3553267 to avoid a tie>Meh. Might as well risk his ire and ask him directly. Whatever it is, you don’t want it to be a thing come job time. Which is going to be soon.
>>3553171>The young men that Lorelei brought to you were surprisingly adept in mental intrusions or manipulations, and were perfectly willing to help out a friend of a friend."Hey, can you come help me with my friend? Yeah, she used to be a MG also. Thanks, you're like a brother to me!" Just noted that of course a bunch of young men would help Lori out, as well as her lady friends.>>3553257> Maybe he just needs a day to decompress from training. That cloth should be ready by now anyway…
>>3553257>>3553277>>3553319>>3553334>>3553428>>3553457>>3553735>>3553785>>3554482>>3554620Bah. Better to just clear the air now, you suppose. You don’t want this coming back on you during job time. “Something off, Jago? You’re getting awfully snippy all of a sudden. Not a good mindset to have before setting out on a job.”“Yeah, well, t’ain’t you, so…” he grumbles a bit, but that’s all. “Ya mind me takin’ off for a bit?” Oddly enough, you swear he looks a bit...cagey, of all things. Well, maybe that’s not the right word for it. Wary?“I suppose you can, but why do you ask?” You doubt he’ll say, but it might be a decent way to judge what’s going on with him via his reaction.“Dontchu worry about it. Nothin’ troublesome.” Almost all at once, you can see his posture relax bit by bit. You can tell that whatever was worrying him, you’ve just assuaged it a touch. In fact, he seems almost...eager. “I’ll be back afore long. Just need ta check up on somethin’!” With that, he marches out, his footfalls growing a bit more rapid before they vanish from hearing range.You spare a look at Prima, who merely shrugs in response. So, she doesn’t know either, huh? Wonder what’s up with him? Well, his secrets are his own, you suppose. So long as they don’t cause you any trouble, anyway. At least he should be in a better mood whenever he gets back...although that means that team training is done for now. Until he gets back, at least...Well, might as well look a bit more into that Minus-One Storage System. You’d eyeballed it a bit, but never really looked at it closer. Might as well get a bit more familiar with it in the meantime…>Your ‘Minus-One’ Storage System is your one-stop shop for keeping all your favored weapons safe, secure...and sellable! Aside from typical storage, Minus-One’s systems are set up so that any weapons you KNOW you’re not going to ever use can be put up on the open market for sale, or either directly to interested vendors or private persons immediately. However, let it be known that you’ll have to deliver the weapon in person (for the purposes of security and assurance of quality, of course), and it’s entirely random who might show interest, or how much the weapon will actually go for. >Would you like to put any weapons up for sale at this moment?
Dropped my everything.
>>3561607>Put Ferrah's Whip and Sword on saleWe've got at least one sword too many, and whips aren't actually intended for combat.
Also, do we actually need that giant axe from crossover, since it doesn't fit into our holding bag? Or should we donate it to eggheads instead?
>>3561607>Would you like to put any weapons up for sale at this moment?So, checking from the good old doc https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z3xqyWOe5upXuYIUsBSV4pWkC1sG0mnYzn_lJyRJZiI/editWhat about:>Carrang's sword and buckler shield(sell the two as a single item)>Ferrah’s Curved Sword (Miranda) (#71 >3373671)>Calamity Hound Giant Axe (#26A >2664025)I think that might be it
>>3561607We’re good, but we should give that poison saber to Lorelei as thanks for loaning weapons to the bots, the mind warding practice, and to get her to practice her melee skills.>>3561622We don’t even know what enchantments they have yet. Let’s see what they are first, then decide whether to sell them or not.As for the axe, it might have some enhancements related to the power armor, so give it to the nerds with a note.
>>3561670It was just a regular sword, if it was enchanted then we would've seen it back then. Same goes for the whip - if it was supposed to be enchanted then why didn't she use it to get an edge over us? It was mentioned that only her helmet could have had something special to it, and even then it turned out to be a sham.
>>3561670i say we keep the poison sword so we can avoid another bleach on the spaghetti scenario.
Wasn't Carrangs sword enchanted? I vaguely recall that they looked differently but it might be just a aesthetic thing.
>>3561607No, but donate the axe to Owlia to figure out if it and the power armor are technologically enhanced. If not, let her fiddle around with it. Might net us some kind of energy axe, or make it a chainaxesaw, or something.>>3561670>give that poison saber to LoreleiThis too.>>3561689We never actually checked with the FutureSight to see if any of the weapons (other then the Thunderlight Bow and the Blightsnake Katar) were enchanted, and we only knew about the ones I mentioned because Izumi played around with them. We really need to get into the habit of doing that...
>>3561697Why don't we just pick up some (hopefully undetectable) otherworldly poison here in the intersection?Probably cheaper than bonding the sword, not to mention easier to use.
>>3561607Hey Boss, can we vote on what we want to leave in community stash?
>>3561689>It was just a regular sword, if it was enchanted then we would've seen it back then.We only took them off of their owners, not actually used them or scanned them with the farsight.
>>3561638It's a bit of a contentious item. Some anons want to at least try it out once, as it does bit Miranda's rather unsubtle nature and combat, but some anons seem to despise it. Hold on to it for now.>>3561704Cost. Anything bought here will be hideously expensive compared to local sourcing.
>>3561666>>3561607Supporting this.I kind of want to keep the whip, since we have the whole "mana tether" ability, practice with the whip could teach us a lot about that.Just because a whip isn't used as a weapon, doesn't mean it's useless.
>>3561607Keep ahold of the enormous axe. It would be nice to at least try it out.
>>3561702Uhh, I think fighting against their user counts for checking in my book. Why would Ferrah not use these enchatments? She knew that Miranda was incredibly skilled and strong, why would she handicap herself against such opponent?
>>3561710Anything bought here would also likely be significantly superior to local sourcing, allowing us to be much more confident using it - especially as we don't know jack about poisoning people, or near-people.
>>3561716The whole "Muh Honor" thing she had going probably kept her from using it against someone without a magical weapon, and by the time she learned that we wern't just any scrub, it was too late. They could also have been ritual components, seeing as that place was focused on rituals, and by researching them with the FutureSight we could learn how to perform them.And anyway, just assuming that they have no enchantment isn't the same as scanning them and making sure they absolutely, positively don't have any enchantments. They could be situational, yes, but we don't know until we scan them.
>>3561724If possible consumables should be procured on-site, especially if we plan on using them on that mission. They're just too expensive otherwise. There is a higher likelihood Intersection-bought poisons will work on a wide variety of targets, but If we could get them from local allies I'd trust them to have a good understanding of how to kill each other better than a general poison.Maybe get a small amount here as a backup but try and source local when possible would be the safest.
>>3561739Maybe we can trade the sword for some poison.
>>3561607>Leave Thunderlight Bow and Shu-Rith in the armory for Izumi, attach a 'Thanks for the talk' note>Leave Malis' Sword for Lori>Donate Giant Axe for research>Put Long Spear (#13 >805883) in community stash>>3561736You are the one who asumes things, loreanon.
>>3561750we never end up using the potions. The'll end up rotting away like the last we had.
>>3561705Sure.For now, though:>Carrang's sword and buckler shield(sell the two as a single item)Seems like these aren't really being opposed?
>>3561758fine for me
>>3561758I'm against it. It had something special about it according to description.>an ornate longsword, with a blood red center
>>3561752So it's wrong for me to know if my assumptions are off base or correct, then?If I'm wrong and they really are nothing special, that's cool. If they are something neat and useful and I helped create them, or even if I didn't, that's cool too. I just want to know if the stuff we pick up has neat powers, or if they don't, and just assuming they don't doesn't help anyone.>>3561758Nah. I want to check first.
>>3561758I’m against it.
Well, I ain't gonna sit here all night and triple check, so we're just gonna say 'pass' for now. Doesn't mean it can't happen some time later.Writing.
>>3561770>So it's wrong for me to know if my assumptions are off base or correct, then?The thing is that they cost time and money for something that we will literally never use because everything can be solved with the flamebringer. >If they are something neat and useful and I helped create themAh, so its an ego thing. good to know.
>>3561607Deciding against it after some internal debate, you instead figure on making a quick pitstop of your own…“Whoa,” Lorelei says as you hand the dangerous-looking blade to her. Jago had contacted Prima, and informed her that ‘everythin’s apples, I’ll be ‘round in not too long!’ in his own words that Prima were rather reluctant to imitate. As such, you’d decided to thank Lori in the interim. “You scored this off the last job, huh?” “Yeah. Figured you might like it. A bit more subtle than what I’m used to. Not that I use swords much anyways.” As she inspects it here and there, she grins, giving it a few light test swings after finding its weight acceptable. “There’s a way to infuse poison on the thing, and I’m pretty sure you have to say the words on the hilt to do it. FutureSight has enough lingusitic translation stuff on it to be able to handle that, though.”“Swank!” Well, she seems happy. “Yeah, I could see myself using this. Shame it’s not a little smaller, though. Oh well! You decided on what kinda job you takin’ the duo out on yet?”> “Nah. Mind helping me find something good? You know them a bit better than I do.” (Job Search with Lorelei's Suggestion)> “Nah. I’ll make up my mind sooner than later, though. I’m getting a good feel for their capabilities.” (Choose Your Job Yourself)> Other
>>3561770What are your assumptions are based off then? Where did the idea that they even had any enchantments came from? I re-read that fight, and there was absolutely nothing special in description of those weapons that indicated anything 'special' about them, except that the sword was 'curved' and the whip was 'heavy', while you just hand-wave my arguments by saying that big spider general, an experienced warrior, who totally knew that Miranda wasn't a chump in the first place, INTENDED to avoid using enchantments in that fight and then tell me that I'm assuming things.Though honestly we wouldn't have this argument in the first place if 'appraise new loot' part from that >>3536151 post passed.
>>3561794>“Nah. I’ll make up my mind sooner than later, though. I’m getting a good feel for their capabilities.” (Choose Your Job Yourself)
>>3561778Finding out costs about two to three minutes of time. Nothing else. After we find out, if people want to sell them, and selling wins, we sell them.>>3561794>> “Nah. Mind helping me find something good? You know them a bit better than I do.” (Job Search with Lorelei's Suggestion)
>>3561794>> “Nah. Mind helping me find something good? You know them a bit better than I do.” (Job Search with Lorelei's Suggestion)
>>3561757At least the Axe never rots, I guess.Shame.
>>3561794> “Nah. Mind helping me find something good? You know them a bit better than I do.” (Job Search with Lorelei's Suggestion)Lori better get us some cyberpunk or space jobs
>>3561794>“Nah. Mind helping me find something good? You know them a bit better than I do.”
>>3561794> “Nah. Mind helping me find something good? You know them a bit better than I do.” (Job Search with Lorelei's Suggestion)
>>3561795Listen, I'm not convincing you, and you're not convincing me. How about I tell you that you suck, then you tell me that I suck, then we agree that we should have studied the weapons when we had the chance, then shelve this for after we get back from the next mission and argue more later? Deal?
Writing!A lot of the arguement was my fault since I forgot to do all that with the weapons. Sorry. I'll make that part of the rotation so that we investigate every new thing we get post-mission.
>>3561847Cool.>>3561846Sorry about the argument, boss...
>>3561794>>3561799>>3561804>>3561814>>3561832>>3561818>>3561841You shake your head. "Nah. Mind helping me find something good? You know them a bit better than I do.”She beams. "Sure! Lesse..."After a few minutes of discussion, she eventually settles on three:>Recommended Outgoers: 1-2>Special Note: Mechanical Outgoers Preferred>Diablos ex Machina: In the aftermath of the Great Invasion and the War of the Stars, we have long struggled to survive the aftermath. Now, we have obtained intelligence that indicates a vast power exists that could be used to restore humanity to its former glory. Currently requesting a Driver to pilot our Zeon mecha, locate, and deliver it to us due to elevated risk to personnel. High Seither levels a must to facilitate link with Mecha. AI Control Assistant will be provided if one is not owned.>Rank: B>Riders Added: Collateral Damage (Structures)>Total Offered Payment: 27 Large Motes>Lorelei’s Thoughts: “I like this one ‘cause there ain’t much oversight to it- and the payout’s pretty big. Post-Apoc, sounds like. Might be tough, considering giant robots, but I think they can hack it.”>Recommended Outgoers: 3-4>Special Note: Mechanical Outgoers Preferred>Frakkin’ SCRAP You Better Be Worth It: Look, ya dim diodes, here’s the deal. My boss ain’t happy with my output in this little tussle we’re havin’ with these rust-for-brains out in the exhaust end of this planet. I need to make good to the guy, so I’m sinkin’ a LOTTA chips inta gettin’ YOU to do the job for me. All ya gotta do is go where I tell ya to go, snag what I tells ya to snag, an’ offline who I tells you to offline for a lil’ while. Oh, and you watch out for the R-Force. OR scrap ‘em. Whatever works.>Rank: C>Riders Added: None>Total Offered Payment: 18 Large Motes>Lorelei’s Thoughts: “Whoever the client is kinda sounds like a pain- also a robot-, buuuut...no riders, so you could probably go nuts. Easy!”>Recommended Outgoers: 2-3>Outrun: Greetings. I am no one you need to know. However, what you DO need to know is that this city is mine. I own everyone IN it. And everyTHING. However, there is a group- simply known as the Couriers, who seek to defy my control via unauthorized delivery of goods. I seek to remove these blights from the beautiful order that is my city. My standard robotic security forces have proven inadequate, and my...position...has made it risky for me to attempt any escalation that could be traced back to me. Thus, I turn to unique, deniable assets to achieve my goal. Locate and capture the Couriers, and you shall be richly rewarded.>Rank: C>Riders Added: Collateral Damage (Structures, Civilians), Zero Fatalities>Total Offered Payment: 20 Large Motes>Lorelei’s Thoughts- “Deja Vu...but, just stopping a group of postmen? Child’s play. And my side-job sense is tingling hard on this one…”
I'll let everyone mull over these overnight. Run will continue tomorrow. World Details will be available: but yes, they're all some flavor of cyberpunk/futuristic or another.
>>3561898>Diablos ex MachinaIt has mecha, and a post apocalyptic world. What's not to love?
>>3561898>Diablos ex Machina9 motes per teammate, no non-lethal riders, and the possibility of stealing a mecha for our upcoming garage? I'm in.Second choice is Outrun, in case a tiebreaker vote is needed.>>3561906Night boss. See you around!
>>3561898>OutrunGood pay, offers a easy job so the robots might be in a situation and world rules which they are more used to. Ah and the client seems to be swell guy beside the fact he is probably evil. But whatever.
>>3561898>Diablos Ex Machinaliterally all I wanted.Also not so sneaky Daemon X Machina reference, and Zeon.
>>3561898>Diablos ex MachinaHmmm, I've got a feeling that we'd need to upgrade our itemlist doc into 'excel' item sheet after this mission.
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>3561898>1) Diablos ex MachinaBig motes and Mecha driving seems cool but collateral damage rider and RANK B difficulty make me think twice about choosing it. That and 1-2 outgoers. I want to bring either Lori or Mono or Owlia with us for loot stuff but whatever >2) Frakkin’ SCRAPAnnoying client but I see looting potential. And just what Lori says no collateral damage rider, so we can murder anything who faces us or whatever the client wants.>3) OutrunAlso loot potential but more riders to be wary of and sounds like we have to sneak and investigate shit around there. Also i can see double crossing or infiltration or hacking side jobs.I don't know what to choose so I'll let the dice decide that.
>>3561959Hah Diablos Ex Machina it is then.
>>3561959'Recommendation' doesn't actually limit the number of teammates that we can bring with us. In fact, we should ignore it, considering that it's rank B.
>>3561898>>Frakkin’ SCRAP You Better Be Worth It:Machina is tempting, but it doesn't actually give them a chance to show their skills, as they'll be running a mech instead of doing more typical work.>Outrunis my second choice for the same reason, but it looks to be a fair bit more difficult.Too bad we did get the cult guys we sent mono through. It'd have been interesting to see how differently they tackled the same problem.
>>3561898>Frakkin’ SCRAP You Better Be Worth ItI really doubt going on a rank B mission for purposes of training the two is a good idea, even if we would use mechs. Let's take the one with no riders so that we can just blow stuff up if things get dicey.
>>3561898>Frakkin’ SCRAP You Better Be Worth ItNo riders means more freedom for more destructionMechas are great but I'm sure the bots won't be able to use the best of their abilities in that mission.
>>3561898>>Frakkin’ SCRAP You Better Be Worth It:Provided there's more clarification on mission parameters, or payment.> All ya gotta do is go where I tell ya to go, snag what I tells ya to snag, an’ offline who I tells you to offline for a lil’ while. Not the clearest mission objectives.
>>3562160I think we just have to run his errands for him unti HIS bosses are happy.
So what equipment/upgrade do we need for our two bots? We should probably look for some gps/radar stuff, advanced hacking programs, communication devices that link Miranda to the bots and something that can recharge them(?)
>>3562386>>3561898forgot to vote>Frakkin’ SCRAP You Better Be Worth It
>>3561898>Diablos ex MachinaThe other two missions have a way higher chance of complicating stuff and making us take our payment by force. Nothing against thay, but the less hassle, the better.
>>3561898Pissing in the wind, but >OutrunSeems like the potential might be higher than the others, its easy, and lets the bots showcase more.
>>3561898>>Diablos ex Machina
>>3561898>Diablos ex Machina
>>3562386This is early yet. All they really need are the ranged weapons we got for them and a Bag of Holding. Randa will have her bag of tricks if something more exotic is needed, and it'll show them how to get by with the fundamentals. Being able to work with what you have is an important skill for a field agents of any type, especially as they can't fall back on brute force to the same degree Randa can.
I just now realized we could just plug Jago's and Prima's core into a giant mecha... giving then giant bodies and so allowing then to 'pilot' the mechas.
>>3562679Not necessarily. Technology has to be designed with the intent to be compatible, that's why there are groups dedicated to designing and organizing standards. Tech from different universes would be even less likely to be compatible.That's not to say you couldn't jury rig something to make it work, but it wouldn't necessarily be plug and play.
>>3562697On the other hand, we are coming with robots and we usually transform into beings that more or less fit into the new world. We have high chances that jago and prima will transform into something that can take control of the mecha or at the very least be able to hack into one.
>>3562703Prima was a pretty good hacking bot. For her universe that is...don't know how her program will work out in different worlds.
>>3562909Our magic works regardless of the universe we're in. Its safe to assume that a similar thing will happen here.
>>3561898It doesn’t take you too long to decide. “Let’s try this one,” you state, marking the job with the mechs. “Good payout. Hopefully we won’t have to worry too much about any rival operations like they say. Could theoretically be an in-and-out if everything goes acceptably.”“You mean it may be a fast operation?” Prima asks, and you nod in confirmation. “Oh. That would be preferable, perhaps. I must admit my curiosity as to the requirements and their relation.”You find yourself agreeing with her. “Yeah. AI Control Assistant? For what, the mecha itself? I mean...” You don’t think most mecha need anything that sounds like that, so maybe it’s for something else? “...whatever. Anyway, we’ve got our gig. Let’s take a look at the details.”>World Name: Vena>Planet Characteristics: Post-Apocalyptic (Subcategory: Extraterrestrial Invasion); Arid Surface with High heat; reminiscent of Common Desert Characteristics. (Average Temp: 45 C- Day, 5 C- Night.) Civilization is divided into independent city-states, enclaves, gangs, companies, or other such collections of individuals.>Client Name: Aegis Corp.>Magical Level: Low (Estimated Recovery at 1500 mana per night's sleep) >Technological Level: Variable- Artificial and Virtual Intelligence Available, Mechanical Transport Available, Plasma Weaponry Available. Kinetic and Magnetic Weaponry Common.>Common Magic Style: None. Willed Magic Present. >Races known: Human, Moktu (Alien)>Local Rulership: None (See Notes)>Notes: World organization is virtually non-existent. Large portions of what remains are ran by corporations, and there are a multitude of minor organizations and even cities whose leadership changes rapidly. Extraterrestrial forces hold large swaths of land as well, and are said to be in a similar situation. Territory is difficult to delineate. “Hm. Well, that’s lovely,” you mutter. “Yikes,” Lorelei says. “Better pack plenty of sunscreen!”She’s not wrong. It’s time to figure out what kind of gear you’re taking along…you’re gonna want to stop by Owlia before you go, as well, actually. But, first thing’s first. Jago’s not back yet, so...>Anything you might want to pick up?>No, move on to Owlia’s.>Other
>>3562937>Pick up your orders: Gauntlets, Otherworldly Silken Scarf, stuff from repairs>Purchase Holding Bags and Comm Devices for Prima and Jago>Use Meditation Room for manacost and social bonus
>>3562937>Anything you might want to pick up?Maybe a pistol with a larger caliber than .32 and our helmet and sword. Other then that, drop the stuff off mentioned here >>3545741 and here >>3545781 and let’s go!
>>3562937>>No, move on to Owlia’s.Let's get this show on the road.
>>3562937>Anything you might want to pick up?The stuff we wanted treated and the piece of clothing that we ordered, those already with us, right? If not, lets get them.Also, I think it would be appropriate to see if any of the new robot parts that lorelei got for prima and jago benefit them on this mission. The nanobot cloud seems like a likely candidate.
>>3562937Hey, Boss! Could you clarify the 'manacost reduction bonus' for Meditation Room? Is it 20%>>3538893 or 5%?
>>3562937Support lab donations >>3562954
>>3562958That says 5%, but I'm pretty sure it was intended to be 20%. Entirely likely I forgot at that time.
>>3562963Cool, thank you for answering!
Rolled 10, 2 = 12 (2d10)We needs to pick up our pick ups. Who knows what might've happened?Writing!
>>3562975Oh, that's an interesting pair.
>>3562963Handler, is there a chance that we could change the bonuses the rooms give for something that doesn't requires us to interact with them? because right now they aren't used at all or they don't really matter. For example, we've had the rooms for...3-5 missions? and other than that one time where lorelei got the bonus, we never use them because we're usually oh so eager to GTFO of the intersection as fast as we can(and lorelei never used the bonus as far as i know).
>>3562984Considered it. Not sure how to rework them, though.
>>3562984Whew, at least some anon noticed this. Was really scared there for a moment.
>>3562987maybe they could give us bonus for when we train any new skills? For example, training our mind shield on the meditation room would give us extra XP or lower the threshold for new skills.Maybe they could also help with owlia's projects? Because (at least) the training rooms are designed to withstand most lifeforms on the intersection, they could also be re purposed by owlia as testing grounds for new weapons.Or we could also rent them for an extra influx of cash.
>>3562937>>3562952>>3562957While you’d picked up the gauntlets already, as they simply needed to be treated, the repairs took longer, although when you arrive, the dwarf’s grinning from ear to ear. “Aha! Jus’ tha lass I wanted to see! Grand news, simply grand! Yer helmet an’ sword’s fresh as anythin’ now! Plus a bit besides!”My, but he’s jubilant. You can’t help but wonder why. “Oh? Sounds promising.”“Aye, and I nevah even touched ‘em!” He seems awful proud of that for whatever reason- and suddenly he turns around, calling to the back. “CELLA! Get out ‘ere, yer client’s waitin’!” Ah. And suddenly everything’s made clear.From out the back steps a short, plump thing of a dwarf- part of you was expecting some muscular, squat thing, but aside from some arm definition, she reminds you more of a roll of bread than a half-height warrior. She has long, golden-blonde hair, however, and side tresses that you swear are sideburns going down to her jawline. Framing it all is a small pair of spectacles that she adjusts nervously. “Ah, hello! It’s VERY niceto meet you!” Poor thing seems shy- having a tough time controlling her voice. “I was, uh, in charge of repairing your items, and I’m GLAD to say they, uh, cameoutwell!” She presents you the sword and helmet, the latter balanced on top of the former, and places them on the countertop in front of you.“‘Well’, she says!” the old dwarf guffaws, patting her on the back before turning to you. “Lookit here! Improved the platin’ on the top end and restored the sides- there was microtears in this helm before, all gone! Even managed a slight lil’ enchant on ‘er. What was it, ‘gain?” He turns to his daughter, heatedly blushing under all the praise.“S-softening, that’s all…” she mumbles.“Right, that! Dulls the edge o’ anything sharp what hits ya a bit. Oh, an speakin’ of sharp! Yer sword? HA! Thing’s monstrous now, good an’ proper. Weighted squarely, given an edge. Makes ya look scary as all hells now! And t’was her what did it all!” He pulls his daughter in a close half-hug, which she returns embarrassedly. “First real non-apprentice work and the lass utterly crushes it!” “I...guess…” she mutters, to a simple chuckle from him.“Now then!” Releasing her, he focuses his attention back onto you. “These are works of art now, right? Should be sellin’ ‘em for double digits! But, I madeja a deal. So, howsabout two fer the helmet? Call it half price?”You highly doubt you’ll get any better than that, and accept the deal gracefully.>Current Motes: 50.70 Lotes>Obtained Ferrah’s Helmet!>Intimidation +2>Special Effect- Softened Edges>Obtained Mancleaver!>Intimidation +3, Otherworldly +1(cont.)
>>3563030We should get their names. If she could fix up that helm and give it an enchantment like that, it might be a good idea to be a regular.
>>3563030Well...on the whole, you have to admit, you’re impressed. Getting their number and contact information (Grizzi’s Repairs and Modifications), you leave them with the suggestion that you might be back. As for your next stop…Massati’s Boutique Garments seems a bit busier today, but as soon as she sees you, she nods in welcoming. “Ahh, greetings. Your garment is indeed ready. Just a few moments…” She’s busy checking out another customer, but once that passes, she quickly fetches your own request.It’s a bit thinner than you’d have preferred, but it’s sheer, gossamer flowing make is impressive in its own right. “The silk proved a bit more difficult to work with than I expected,” she admits a bit sadly. “Some had to be thrown out, and I had to make due with implementing some more mundane material to get the full effect. However, I do think that the result was worthwhile, though I will understand if you’re unsatisfied…” The resulting scarf is blueish-silver, and shimmers almost like stars, or maybe glistening water. As you try it on, you find it’s surprisingly comfortable, even. You’re not a fan of the risk to the neck (presuming it doesn’t transform too harshly, which it might), but as a functional yet pretty piece of clothing, it works.>Obtained Fateweaver’s Scarf! (Neck)>Otherworldly +3With those pickups done, you head back to HQ- although not before briefly stopping to purchase a pair of Bags of Holding...>Current Motes: 46.70And when you get there, Jago is waiting, almost impatiently, judging by his foot taps. "Oy! Finally. Thought ya'd left without me!""Nonsense," Prima says primly. "We're merely finishing up preparations. Here." she says, handing him a bag, which he takes without complaint. "An external infinite storage device. Make sure not to get inside of it.""Right," he says idly, head tilting slightly. "So, now what're we doin'?"You huff a bit. "We're going to rent a few things. Owlia-""You rang?" Holy shit that was quick. Blinking briefly, you mention a few other things you want to donate. Her expression is...odd, actually. Almost apologetic? "Hey, so...I appreciate you throwing all this stuff my way, and it's SUPER COOL, but, uh...y'know I'm not a robot, right? Uh, no offense," she mutters, looking at Prima and Jago."None taken," they both assure."Right. Anyway, I'm not gonna be able to really look at any of this stuff without any help for a while. Just so ya know. Buuut, we can talk about that later!" And now her grin's back. "For now, there ARE some things you can help me research!">Pick up to three crystals or shards, and two items from Owlia's Rentals and Borrows! (Not including the Data Recorder)>https://pastebin.com/Bg4jJzXr
>>3563100>Multiversal Comm>Vanishing Plate>Levitation Crystal>Shield Shards x2
>>3563100>3 shield shards, the Sigil TransPortal Plates, and the Multiversal Comms.“Sorry about that. If you’d like to hire some part timers to help you out, I’d be willing to help put up flyers and checking backgrounds once I come back.”
>>3563100I hope we use our Meditation Room, 20% manacost reduction is nothing to sneeze at.
>>3563100>Vanishing Plate>Levitation Crystal>Shield Shards x2I believe this is for us AND Jago and Prima. To bad we don't have a extra battery or something for the robots. But i don't think they need to recharge or something.
So,>Comms>Vanishing Plate>Levitation Crystal>x2 Shield ShardsLast thing is, of course, equipment (meaning clothes)!Writing!
Since this world is ruled by no single governing organization, maybe Lori should come with us. For espionage, loot, stealing rival blueprints and extra money. Plus she can help us with our newbie robots.
>>3563187So anons, what theme are we going to try for this time?
>>3563267Nope. We've already turned someone else down. This mission is so Miranda can evaluate the bots. We need to see them operate on their own, without help or distractions.
>>3563302Mysterious being which is encased in a power armour? That way people aren't sure if we are human or just a really advance robot.
>>3563302I'm thinking that we should just go with Power Armor loadout due to environmental hazards of post-apoc setting, maybe add some items to reduce Intimidation. Basically, the same loadout that we had for Power-Thief mission.
>>3563302Something akin to what those Italian Road Warrior knock off movies would put their male leads in (not the female leads, because I doubt Miranda would be caught dead wearing metal bikini armor in a post apocalyptic scenario). Something more like pic related.
>>3563100“Alright, alright, alright…” Owlia hums to herself as you pick up the goods, along with the Data Recorder. “Okaydokes! You’re all set! Just be sure to let me know how the Comms screw up, and the plate should work fine, but it can always use improvements! Looking forward to seeing what you make of ‘em!”“Same here,” you admit before turning back to the two bots. “Alright, you two. Come on. I’m not sure you guys have much in the way of clothes, but as for me…”>Getting anything?>https://pastebin.com/R263U7Hp
>>3563302Something like >>3563324 but looking a little bit more technologically advanced than the rest.
>>3563331Pssst! Hey Boss! Mafia Job Clothes are missing from Miranda's Inventory pastebin:Wind Girl's Windbreaker (Humor +2 / Plainness +2 / Intimidation -1 / Otherworldly -2)Magic Battle Skirt (Humor +1 / Plainness +2 / Otherworldly -2)*Mastercrafted* Pleasant Necklace (Plainness +2 / Humor +1)Bonus: Just looking at it makes you feel more empathetic.Summertime Sandals (Humor +2/Plainness +2/Otherworldly -3)
>>3563318Despite appearances, the power armor doesn't actually give any defensive bonuses. >>3563324Sounds like fun. Any ideas of what we'll need to get that look.
>>3563346I think they do? at least when the full suit is worn. I clearly remember that we did have some nice extras on that meta job with the super that steals powers.
>>3563346I think going with Miranda's normal load out would be enough for it.
But what we obviously need to sell the post apocalypse look is some sun glasses
>>3563346Uh, but it does? During Artificer crossover Miranda got hit multiple times, resulting in armor plating being damaged or blown off completely, but the only time she got hurt was when a power-armored merc got a direct hit in her chest.
>>3563357So,>aviator sunglasses(we have a pair, i think?)>Power armor chestplate>some jeansand that's it.
>>3563346Unfortunately, no, but I’d like to put in the helmet we just got repaired to see it’s enchantment in action. Could end up looking like one of those Fallout super mutant helmets.
>>3563363We also have >Clear Sunglasses (BOUGHT)>(Plainness +2 / Intimidation -2)
>>3563367We could replace Miranda's normal shoes for another but i think the goal is to use what we have and not spend more motes on clothes.>Plated Shoes>Leather shoes with steel plates on both the tongue of the shoes as well as the toes. With further padding and protection on the heel as well, these boots are made for combat more than anything else.> (Intimidation +1 / Hothead +1 / Plainness -1)
>>3563346Also some stuff from their description>Power ArmorHelps deflect small arms fire entirely, but not as good without it's AI directing it.>Shell Legsthese blue and white colored metal legs encompass the entire lower body and provide excellent protection, as well as enhanced speed and strength- if they get their AI directives, anyway.>AI HeadwearActivates set bonuses
Y'know what? There's a thing I want to go to anyway, so I'm gonna let this sit overnight and the job will start proper tomorrow. Get a full day in, y'know?Have fun with the speccing out.
>>3563383Good idea. Take care.
>>3563331-Head->Clear Sunglasses>(Plainness +2 / Intimidation -2) [No motes]-Neck->Fateweaver’s Scarf! (Neck)>Otherworldly +3 [No motes]-Body->Miranda's Jacket> (Intimidation +1/Plainness -1) [No motes]-Back->None-Hands->Worker's Gloves>(Plainness +1 / Hothead -1)>Price: 1 Mote-Legs->Cute-cute Short Shorts> (Hotheaded +2/Plainness -1)> Price: 3 Motes-Feet->Plated Shoes>(Intimidation +1 / Hothead +1 / Plainness -1) >Price: 4 motesOr>Red Striped Sneakers >(Hothead +1 / Otherworldy -1) [No motes]
Came up with 3 optionsPower Armor Enforcer Set-Power Millitant Armor - protects body, deflects small arms-Power Shell Legs - protects legs-Power Soldier's AI - activates set bonusSet bonus: activates strength and speed enhancement from Shell Legs, improves protective capabilities of Millitant Armor-Big'n'Proper Bowtie - decreases IntimidationStats:Intimidation AHumor E+Otherworldly EHothead CPlainness D-Can add Backpack and Gloves to decrease IntimidationPros: look at all this protectionCons: not originalWasteland PunkClear SunglassesMiranda's JacketRed Stripe Shoes - to increase Hothead statFlavor stuff - wear a Scarf from previous job like a bandana, put on 'Divinity' Respirator cuz that's whst all post-apoc LARP'ers doStats:Intimidation B-Humor D-Otherworldly E-Hothead C+Plainness D+Pros: fits the settingCons: actually these stats are garbage and don't provide any bonuses for this rank B missionEnchanted Warlord SetFerrah's Helmet - melee softening enchantmentPower Millitant Armor - body protection, deflects small arms*Mastercrafted* Divine Shoes - more mana for low magic world*Mastercrafted* Pleasant Necklace - empathetic enchantment, so we won't be as unapproachable like back in Summon JobPrim GlovesTravaelers Backpack - lowers IntimidationStats:Intimidation AHumor DOtherworldly E+Hothead CPlainness C+ (believe it or not)Pros: enchantments 4life + (Intimidation) optionsCons: can't lower your intimidation
>>3563481Man yours were way more creative then mine.
>>3563481More cons for Options 1&3 - powergaming too hard. Pros: that's what these items were intended for
>>3563476I dig this one. Do you have the final stats at hand? i have the feeling that we might be a little bit high on otherworldly (also we should use the scarf as our bandana, even if its also technically on the head spot.)
>>3563481+1 on Power Armour Enforcer Set, Plus the Divine Shoes if we can. Gotta get as much Mana as we can, Just in case.Maybe add the Scarf to become a post apocalyptic Camen Rider.
>>3563497Its not powergaming, but i don't think that the enchantments work that way. Also, because ferrah's helmet is treated, it won't change shape, which will look very out of place.>>3563481I like the first one but it makes us a really juicy target. Also, i feel its too master chief for a post apocalyptic world.I propose a merge between yours and >>3563476>Clear Sunglasses>(Plainness +2 / Intimidation -2) [No motes]-Neck->Fateweaver’s Scarf (but use it as a bandana)>Otherworldly +3 -Body-->Power Millitant Armor - protects body, deflects small arms (Intimidation +2 / Humor -2)-Back->Traveler's Backpack(Plainness +1 / Intimidation -1)-Hands->Worker's Gloves>(Plainness +1 / Hothead -1)>Price: 1 Mote-Legs--Power Shell Legs - protects legs (Intimidation +2 / Plainness -1)-Feet->Red Striped Sneakers >(Hothead +1 / Otherworldy -1) I haven't done the math with the stats but this should make us look as someone more competent (and mystical) than our client but at the same time we will look like we are part of the world they live in.
where are miranda's base stats? i can't seem to find them on the pastebins.
>>3563476Status with the Plated Shoes:Intimidation: BHumor: D-Otherworldly: CHothead: B-Plainness: DStatus with the Sneaker:Intimidation: B-Humor: D-Otherworldly: C-Hothead: B-Plainness: D
>>3563531At least i think i did the status thing right...
>>3563530Baseline Stats: Intimidation: BHumor: D-Otherworldly: EHothead: CPlainness: DSource: https://pastebin.com/9J70gqM2
>>3563522Ferrah's Helmet is a piece of clothing, not a weapon. So yes, it would meld and change shape. *Enchantments* provide *special effects* that work on your entire body, at least that's what I assumed from looking at item descriptions in the store.
>>3563481>Power Armor Enforcer Set+1 for that set. Very fitting for a robotic/tech world.
>>3563481Personally, I wanna go full munchkin with Warlord set.
I just wanted to go with a badlands badass. Like it was spoked by some so i though that Hothead and intimidation would be good. While the otherworldly might help us out with some beasts. Since it says that otherworldly helps in scarying then away.
>>3563535Thanks!So, taking in consideration her base stats and what i combined here >>3563522, her end stats would be:Intimidation: B+Humor: E-Otherworldly: B-Hothead: B-Plainness: CIt;'s lacking on humor. I'm gonna make some changes.>>3563543Except the helmet was treated, which means that it will work in the same way as the flamebringer: it won't change shape, but it will keep its full enhancements.
>>3563554Please do remember what having intimidation at level A caused last time? Some of the times people were to afraid to even talk to us...and that's why i want to keep intimidation or any stats really bellow A-
>>3563557>Except the helmet was treatedUgh, I'll wait 'till Handler comes back, don't wanna argue with anons for two days straight.
>>3563557>That amount of B's.Man nothing is going to want to mess with Randa.
>>3563559I am aware of that, I even added it as a 'con'. And *Pleasant Necklace* would mitigate that penalty to some degree.
>>3563557>otherworldly: B-I think that needs to go down to C+ because I remember last time we were that high on the Otherworldly rank we were Eldritch alien magical girl.
>>3563557>Those statsMan, these are close to 'dragon girl' requirements.
>>3563562I was thinking that with that particular load out we'd end up looking like some grizzled, "russian" veteran that has seen some serious shit and isn't fazed by normal bullshit. You know, rowdy, slow to anger, slow to calm down and you are glad that you are fighting by his side rather than against him.I also think that i copied the wrong stats. oh well.>>3563561That what he told us when we asked him about treating the gauntlets; if we didn't treat them, the gauntlets would end up giving us just a passive boost to our healing instead of doing what they do.>>3563574I hope i'm doing the stats right. I'm very unused to a letter ranking instead of the normal numeric one.
>>3563574I dunno, I kinda like the idea that we go around as some spooky wasteland myth, like we’re some sort of waster gun for hire who comes in to town one day, wastes the local gang for trying to steal our bots and our swords, then walks back to the desert leaving a hell of a story behind us.
>>3563581I don't think you're wrong with the calculations, I'm just saying we need to lower that rank lest we become some scary post-apoc alien monster thing and we don't want our client to run for the sandy hills when they see us.
>>3563581>unused to a letter ranking instead of the normal numeric one.It's easier if you make some sort of chart or an XLS sheet to check with>grizzled, "russian" veteran that has seen some serious shit and isn't fazed by normal bullshit.Stats of your set correspond with 'scaly humanoid' requirements that Handler mentioned when he was asked about stats for 'dragon-girl disguise'. Which might be an even bigger problem that 'A Intimidation' of Warlord Set.>treating the gauntletsMy hangup is that these Gauntlets were 'treated' as a 'Weapon', while the Helmet was 'experimented on' as 'Clothing Item'. Can't find exact wording where it says that it was 'treated'.
--Head-->Clear Sunglasses>(Plainness +2 / Intimidation -2)-Body--NAKED EMPTY(plain shirt i guess?)--Neck--Big n' Proper Bowtie (Plainness +2 / Humor +1 / Intimidation -3)--Gloves--Prim Gloves (Plainness +1 / Intimidation -1)--Back--Ribbon Wings (Otherworldly +2/Humor +1) --Legs--Power Shell Legs (Intimidation +2 / Plainness -1)--Shoes--*Mastercrafted* Divine Shoes (Humor +2 / Intimidation +1 / Otherworldly +1) You know, i'm impressed by the lack of pants in the shopping list.Intimidation: B= -2 -3-1 +2 +1 =-3= CHumor: D-= +1+1 +2=+4=..............COtherworldly: E=+2 +1=................. DHothead: C----------------= ...............CPlainness: D= +2+2+1 -1= +4=.......C+It bothers me a bit that our chest is empty and that we can't take the new scarf with us, but unless Handler agrees that we could use it in our forehead or use it as a waist sash to bump otherworldy to C, this are the best-ish stats i could make.
>>3563634>>3563595>Stats of your set correspond with 'scaly humanoid' requirements that Handler mentioned when he was asked about stats for 'dragon-girl disguise'. Which might be an even bigger problem that 'A Intimidation' of Warlord Set.But they still need to be "triggered"by whatever theme we are wearing, so unless we wear something that makes us look like a monster, we should be fine. Either way the new costume i made should fix that.
>>3563666 (sick trips dude)>>3563522 (checked)MGFH FAQ:>You can carry up to two main pieces of clothing (legs, body) and up to five accessories (hands, neck, back, and head).Bad news, everyone - Shell Legs and Divine Shoes take same item-slot, so we'll have to chose one over the other.
>>3563706>five accessories (hands, neck, back, and head).On the other hand, we can have two Items for one of these four slots.
>>3563706I seriously doubt we have followed that rule since maybe the first two missions, but ok, i'll try something else:--Head-->Clear Sunglasses (Plainness +2 / Intimidation -2)-Body-->Power Militant Armor (Intimidation +2 / Humor -2)--Neck-->Big n' Proper Bowtie (Plainness +2 / Humor +1 / Intimidation -3)--Gloves-->Prim Gloves (Plainness +1 / Intimidation -1)--Back-->Ribbon Wings (Otherworldly +2/Humor +1)--Legs-->FUCK PANTS--Shoes-->*Mastercrafted* Divine Shoes (Humor +2 / Intimidation +1 / Otherworldly +1) Intimidation: B= -2 +2 -3 -1 +1= -3= CHumor: D-= -2 +1 +1 +2= +2= .........D+Otherworldly: E= +2 +1= +3=...........DHothead: C=.....................................CPlainness: D= +2 +2 +1= +5=..........B-I'm worried by the lack of humor, but at least our intimidation and hothead is quenched somewhat by out lackluster otherworldly and plainness.
You know, i think that regardless of what we choose, we might end up looking like pic related but with more leather and more bondage gear because its not a true post apocalyptic world without the bondage gear .
Since this is a post-apoc Fallout-like world, we’re making Jago and Prima fill their bags with every scrap of weapon scrap from dead enemies, right? Plasma and frag grenades, rail rifles, and sub machine guns? Maybe something that a local could make into a mod for them?
>>3563751Since we’re the commander in charge of two robot soldiers, maybe. I wonder how Jago and Prima will change. Do you think they’ll look more robotic or more organic?
>>3563762Maybe more "scrappy". You know, they have some odd welds here and there, they obviously haven't had a decent dusting in months and for some reason they look spikier. That reminds me that we should tell them that they will look different in the new world and that they should not break character in front of the client no matter what.
>>3563481>>3563739Revisioned 'Warlord' set:Enchanted Warlord Set1-Head: Ferrah's Helmet - melee softening enchantment2-Body: Power Millitant Armor - body protection, deflects small arms3-Legs: *Mastercrafted* Divine Shoes - more mana for low magic world4-Neck1: *Mastercrafted* Pleasant Necklace - empathetic enchantment5-Neck2(RAW): Big'n'Proper Bowtie - lowers Intimidation6-Hands: Red Sun Gauntlets - (Hothead +2/ Otherworldly +1) according to Loreanon7-Back: Travelers Backpack - lowers IntimidationStats:Intimidation B+Humor D+Otherworldly D-Hothead B-Plainness B-Pros: enchantments 4life, reasonable Intimidation, somewhat high plainnessCons: odd fashion sense (when was the last time that you've seen a fashionable wastelander? All these whack-ass raiders just wear mish-mashed gimpy suits anyway)Alternatively, we can add a Scarf, Third Eye Brooch or Pleasant Necklace for 'Enforcer' set, though I think it's fine as it is.
>>3563797>I don't think we can have two of the same thing, even if they are minor items. At least that's what i got from your post >>3563706. I'm also going to paraphrase >>3563595 and say that it has too many Bs. I'm betting that we'll end up looking like a very serious junkrat; which is not a bad thing per se, but it will unnerve our contractors.
>>3563806According to FAQ we can have five items for these four slots: hands, neck, back, and head. And junkrats fit into post-apoc setting.
Sorry for being off topic, but did Handler put out any stats for that Dawnspinner coat thing? I have a feeling it might work pretty well for a wasteland shaman type of look, along with the Clear Sunglasses and that Fateweaver’s Scarf we got.
>>3563820It wasn't treated or attuned, so it probably doesn't have any stats at all atm.
>>3563816>According to FAQ we can have five items for these four slots: hands, neck, back, and head. I thought that was more like a typo. That means that i can add the scarf we bought.--Head-->Clear Sunglasses (Plainness +2 / Intimidation -2)-Body-->Power Militant Armor (Intimidation +2 / Humor -2)--Neck-->Big n' Proper Bowtie (Plainness +2 / Humor +1 / Intimidation -3)--Neck2-->Fateweaver’s Scarf >Otherworldly +3 --Gloves-->Prim Gloves (Plainness +1 / Intimidation -1)--Back-->Ribbon Wings (Otherworldly +2/Humor +1)--Legs-->FUCK PANTS--Shoes-->*Mastercrafted* Divine Shoes (Humor +2 / Intimidation +1 / Otherworldly +1) Intimidation: B= -2 +2 -3 -1 +1= -3= CHumor: D-= -2 +1 +1 +2= +2= .........D+Otherworldly: E= +2 +1+3= +6=.......CHothead: C=.....................................CPlainness: D= +2 +2 +1= +5=..........B-I like better.>And junkrats fit into post-apoc setting.But this would be a serious junkrat. Without the humor that he normally has, you just have a psychopath with way too many guns and that makes him scary. Like way too scary, specially with those stats you have.Also keep in mind that the gloves and the helmet won't change shape because they have been treated to be non attuned, just like the flamebringer https://pastebin.com/8unLWUjF tenth line, also, given that we don't tend to receive melee damage, the helmet will be not that useful and the gauntlets as well(because we tend to heal ourselves after the fight). I'd recommend you to change them for something else. Either way if we need to fight, we can take them out of the bag and use them in-situ without any penalty.>>3563820I think he forgot to add them, but usually every item has stats, we just have to ask handler for them.
>>3563850There are also these four items if you're looking for something that adds Humor >>3563340As for my munchkin build, I'll keep it as it is - those stats look fine to me.
>>3563797I think I prefer this over>>3563850The world may be without a ruling government but they have mechs, aliens and corporations, it sounds like we're going to some flavor of Gurren Lagann world. You can be stylish in the post apocalypse, it's not always grimy fallout levels of junk.Unlesss we end up in district 9 in which case my apologies.Regardless, it's actually a bit of a pain when nobody on-site takes us seriously until we start exploding heads, I dunno if we would want to do another high Plainness run after bleach-on-spahgetti.
>>3563520>>3563553Power Armor Enforcer>>3563554>>3564020>>3564141Enchanted Warlord>>3563850>>3563555?Winged Operator'Kay, I'm gonna compile all Itemsets in one post so that our votes and ideas won't be all around the place. Less problems for Handler tommorow.
Power Armor Enforcer Set-Power Millitant Armor - body protection, deflects small arms, AI bonus-Power Shell Legs - protects legs, AI bonus-Power Soldier's AI - activates set bonusSet bonus: activates strength and speed enhancement from Shell Legs, improves protective capabilities of Millitant Armor-Big'n'Proper Bowtie - decreases Intimidation-Prim Gloves-Traveler's Backpack-Scarf - because it looks badass! Could be replaced with Fateweavers' Scarf to add +3 to OtherworldlyStats:Intimidation B+Humor E+Otherworldly EHothead CPlainness D-Pros: superior protection, speed and strength boosts, (Intimidation) optionsCons: not very originalEnchanted Warlord Set-Ferrah's Helmet - melee softening enchantment-Power Millitant Armor - body protection, deflects small arms-*Mastercrafted* Divine Shoes - more mana-*Mastercrafted* Pleasant Necklace - empathetic enchantment-Big'n'Proper Bowtie - decreases Intimidation-Red Sun Gauntlets - increases Hotheadedness, restoration enchantment-Travelers BackpackStats:Intimidation B+Humor D+Otherworldly D-Hothead B-Plainness B-Pros: multiple enchantments for all occasions, (Intimidation) options, high Hotheadedness and Plainness statsCons: odd fashion sense, powergamey, stats imply that we might look like a raiderWinged Operator Set >>3563850-Clear Sunglasses - lowers Intimidation-Power Militant Armor - body protection, deflects small arms-Big n' Proper Bowtie - lowers Intimidation-Fateweaver’s Scarf - increases Otherworldlines. Maybe we can wear it as a bandana-Prim Gloves-Ribbon Wings - gliding and flying-*Mastercrafted* Divine Shoes- more manaIntimidation CHumor D+Otherworldly CHothead CPlainness B-Pros: Wings, high Plainness, low profile according to stats, decent (if mediocre) statsCons: Weird appearance - are we going to look like some mutant because of wings?Reptilian Conspirator Set-Jewel Clip - to keep your thoughts hidden from ayyy's and gubmint-Power Militant Armor - body protection, deflects small arms-Big n' Proper Bowtie - lowers Intimidation-Fateweaver’s Scarf - to hide your scaly mug with. Increases Otherworldliness-Ribbon Wings - gliding and flying-*Mastercrafted* Divine Shoes- more mana-Red Sun Gauntlets - increases Hotheadedness, restoration enchantment-Baron's Rapier - finishing touch for stat requirementsStats:Intimidation B+Humor COtherworldly BHothead B-Plainness DPros: Dragon Girl! Kinda. Humans and aliens treat us in a similar way. Wings. Tinfoil hat. (Intimidation) and (Otherworldly) options. Best Humor statCons: too spooky even for aliens. Humans and aliens treat us in a similar way. Challenging, but might be fun.
>>3564174Put me down for the Warlord option.
>>3564182>>3564254Hey, I just noticed, but I think you’ve written in two neck items for the Warlord build by mistake.
>>3564282Oh, wait, didn’t read the other posts, never mind.
>>3564182>Winged Operator Set
>>3564182>Power Armor Enforcer Set
When Handler gets back we're gonna have him clarify about the clothing mods and why are legs and shoes on the same are on the same category. Also full body clothing should be it's own category in the shop list.>>3564182I like the winged operator outfit, it's balanced. I do hope the wings are mechanical looking or something like pic related.
>>3564182>Winged Operator Set>Cons: Weird appearance - are we going to look like some mutant because of wings?Nah. I'm pretty sure that they will be overwritten by the rest of the outfit and might end up turning into some sort of cloth glider or something similar.
>>3564182I'll back the Winged Operator. Looks like an interesting blend.
>>3564182>>3564634Eh, maybe you're right and they'll turnt into some futuristic cyberwings or gliders or whatever.
Not running quite yet. But.Random Miranda fact:Outwardly, she dislikes techno. Inwardly, she's she's just putting on a persona so she doesn't get caught dancing to it. Make her listen to some Daft Punk and she'd start moving before she realizes.She hates this.
>>3564961What about eurobeat? Does she like it or hate it?
>>3564961Say, is Ferrah’s Helmet open faced or does it cover everything but the eyes? If we’re doing the winged option, I kinda want to see what the enchantment does. If it’s open faced, it might come out as a sort of open faced flight helmet, and with the Clear Sunglasses, we’d also have a pair of flight goggles.
>>3564961Now that just makes me hope we run into some mecha-bard who plays the best techno of his entire universe
>>3564634Hmm, what would count as a con for that set then? Being treated as a teen girl because of lower Intimidation?
>>3565114We will probably look like a hobo. Because of the high plainess
>>3565134Forgot the picture
>>3564634We might be treated as just another radier, but it gets offset by the fact that we come with two robo buddies. Either way, we shouldn't measure the outfits in this way. The final stats output is more important than the individual bonuses the items give. For example, the Reptilian outfit will be a huge drawback because we're gonna look like an alien dragon in a post apocalyptic setting. Not only is very out of place and we will definitely be unable to hide, but given that most of its stats are high, it will create a similar situation that we had when we were training the MG team and we don't really want that.>>3565134I'm betting more on common mercenary. plainness doesn't equals poverty, it just means how well we can blend with the environment.
>>3565141>Miranda in the cart with Jago pushing it
>>3565141>power armor and wingsI guess murderhobos count
>>3565143i'm only saying that because i recall Momo got some borrowed gear that gave her high plainness status and i recall she looked more like a hobo then a mercenary. BUT that was in the hero setting.
>>3565148So we will probably look like a raider from fallout
>>3565158but if i recall correctly, the idea was to make her look like a hobo/wandering warrior. >>3565162I think that we're gonna look like this, but a little bit more clean/high tech
>>3565143Honestly, I just want to know what other (Stat) options are like, we've only seen (Intimidation) and (Humor) so far. And we hardly had any problems from B level stats.Also, Reptilian set was made as a joke
>>3565166Fair enough, but on the other hand, miranda (and the missions she picks) don't tend to benefit from the other stats.
>>3565166We saw humour? I only recall Intimidation and Otherworldly
>>3565165Kinda sad we don't get to look like a junk robot.>pic relatedBut i guess for that it would require higher humour?
>>3565182He's probably referring to that Lorelei mission where we got the bots
>>3565186i think we might need to be a robot for that? or at least wear stuff that makes us look like a robot. we have nothing in our inventory that should help us on that other than the power armor set, and that will surely make us look like a super soldier.
>>3565194Oh true.>>3565200Yeah i guess you are right.
Alright, writing in a bit. Today was taken up unexpectedly badly.
So, 1500 daily regen. I propose that we use HQ Meditation Room to get social and manacost reduction bonuses for this mission and stick to Baron's Rapier since in amplifies all our magic techniques. Oh, and let's not forget about our mana condenser this time. It took Miranda about a month in-character (almost three months/seven threads from anons' perspective) to finally pull it out of her bag on the last mission.
Oh, shit, I forgot to say-I read everyone's stuff about the 5 slots/four sections thing, and that's a typo. It's supposed to be essentially one item per area. So no, you're not supposed to have two neck slots.That said, I'll also concede a separation of feet and legs would make more sense, which would make things five regardless, so I'll let it slide for now.Writing for the-Clear Sunglasses-Power Militant Armor -Big n' Proper Bowtie-Fateweaver’s Scarf -Prim Gloves-Ribbon Wings -*Mastercrafted* Divine ShoesFor the following stats:Intimidation CHumor D+Otherworldly CHothead CPlainness B-
>>3565293>>3565320Honestly though, maybe we can rework mana condenser so that they passively increase daily regen (20-50%) depending on their efficiency/quality, instead of bothering you with write-ins?
...Not five, but you know what I mean. I can't count, clearly, which explains the error in the first place.
>>3565341Welp lets go and find out what high plainness gives us.
>>3564984Also, she's not a big fan of it. She doesn't hate it, but she'll pass if she has a choice.
>>3565360Last time we had high plainness was in the mafia world if I recall correctly. And we were initially mistaken for some innocent kid when we showed up.
>>3565368Let me check that. Because i remember that we wanted to look exactly like that so that our targets wouldn't see us as a potential threat.
>>3565400Well, we also had high otherworldly, so they saw us as a kid but the longer we talked with them, the more creeped out they got.
>>3565341>Current Motes: 42.70 LotesAfter thinking on it a bit, you’re going into a post-apoc with high tech, right? Hm. you decide on buying the Clear Sunglasses primarily...and after some thought to yourself, the large bow, to which Prima tilts her head at you a bit. “I was informed that the purposes as to alternate wardrobes were for...emotional manipulation?”“Something like that,” you confirm. “The Intersection is weird, is the long and short of it. Far as I can tell, each universe kinda has its own rules on what’s ‘workable’ and what isn’t, to an large extent. Whenever we get sent off, anything that just doesn’t belong generally gets modified to look like it would, provided it doesn’t get treated or isn’t common enough to keep together by sheer common universal rules. Clothes are the easiest way to see it. For a robot like you, I expect you’re gonna be changed up a bit, too, actually.”“Oh! That sounds...concerning…” she actually shivers a bit, and you swear she might be rethinking things.“I wouldn’t worry,” you reassure her. “Nothing with a soul actually gets changed in terms of mentality or anything like that. Not to mention I’m like, 95% sure all your abilities will still work. You’ll just look different, but you’ll still be you. I’ll look different, too, so you won’t be alone.”“Sounds nutter,” Jago mutters. “But if’n yer sure of it, then…well, I ain’t exactly got any spare cred fer a new look.” “Ah...yes, of course. Neither do I,” Prima says timidly. “I hope that will not be a detriment…”“Shouldn’t be,” you figure. “It’s why we chose this kinda job specifically. Now hold on a minute while I get changed.”>Prima’s Base Stats:>Intimidation: C->Humor: B>Otherworldly: B+>Hothead: D->Plainness: E>Jago’s Base Stats:>Intimidation: B+>Humor: C>Otherworldly: B>Hothead: B+>Plainness: E“Alright, that should do me,” you decide. The bowtie and the scarf sit awkwardly with each other, but you’d had an idea, and hopefully it’ll pan out...the rest looks like a mishmash that you’re fairly certain will coalesce once you’re on-site, given the parameters. Minutes later, you’re at the HQ, with the two bots looking rather nervous, given their rapid looks to each other and constant head swiveling.>Start the job.>Any last suggestions? (YOU CANNOT LEAVE HQ)
>>3565434>Use Meditation RoomIs Jago using Jump Jet or Hermes Legs?
>>3565441Jump Jet Legs at the moment, I believe.
>>3565434>Use Meditation Room
>>3565434Put on our Flamebringer, and we should be fine.
>>3565434>Use Meditation RoomThe bots' Otherworldly stat is surprisingly high. Does it have something to with how Lorelei turned them into self-aware beings or is it a common feature for robotic outgoers in the Intersection?
Holy cow Jango is broken with those stats!! LOVE IT!!