Welcome back, Kestrels, to the sixty-third installment of Mecha Space Pirate Quest! Brought to you by Captcha: Cooperating After 20 Minutes Minimum. As usual, you are Admiral Roarke S. Starwind of the Iron Kestrels, the most dangerous pirate fleet in the Belt.Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Mecha+Space+Pirate+Quest%2C+Collective+Game%2C+mechahttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Mecha%20Space%20Pirate%20QuestMaster Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/sSHs0QmFUpgrade Menu: http://pastebin.com/QQQzkFZeList of Moves: http://pastebin.com/HSdyCe2yRogues' Gallery: http://pastebin.com/E9ZcDLfGThis milk run to the asteroid base of 16-Psyche has just curdled so hard it's become a yogurt run. At least you have at least one new ship out of it, provided you can keep it intact, and Mohammed defeated Caesar in a one-on-one duel to leave them tied 1-1. You're staring down at least a few cruisers' worth of guns, plus at least one huge cannon that probably outranges everything you have. To add insult to injury, the Cleander, the only missile boat you have with you, expended its missile bays in a futile attempt to do in the Harmonium.
>>725195Hullo Wong. How's Life?How fast can Karen and the Doc rig up a bomb capable of cracking the base open?
Hola Wong, how are you tonight?
>>725217It's a planetary core. It would take a lot of nukes to crack that nut.
Man I hope Belegor turns out to be Senator Armstrong
Oh boy we're back. I'm still hoping we can recruit the orphans and provide for them. I also dont want to put our troops in harms way just for that purpose. Think we can have a 1v1 with their Mika expy who I assume is their leader/ace
>>725217No where near fast enough. We could likely go in, raid the place and turn off the defences manually by the time they make a planet cracker.
>>725244I doubt he will just come out here and fight us alone but when we go in he'll probably come looking for us.
>>725263SHouldn't be hard. Beam chaff will make their CWIS worthless to them, so we can easily enter their hangers and take the fight to them.
>>725236>Lady's Blessings, son.We'd get wrecked. Unlike Raiden we can't suplex a several hundred ton spider robot mecha.
>>725285What would be better to bring in with us the mook killers, or the Ace killers? >>725290Not with that attitude we won't, just as an aside finally got around to playing Revengeance and holy shit it was great.
You eyeball the big cannon. It looks even more threatening than a Wels-class' superheavy battery, and confirms your initial impression that it has more range. That's not so much of a problem. 16-Psyche is a good 14 clicks from your location, although it wouldn't surprise you if the Avalonian commander, whatever her name is, starts just shooting randomly. Which is when you have an idea. You privately hail the facility, "You know, I never did catch your name. Here's an idea. Why don't you and I settle this like warriors? Single combat in our mecha, winner gets the base, loser leaves unharmed? That way, the only loser is the Jovian military. If I win, I'll even let you have the supplies to repair your ship, and suppress my urge to pour fire into that rock until it bursts and let you take those children out of there." You hide a shudder, it's hard to call those...things...children. "Absolutely not! I swore an oath to my Countess that I would not engage in any duels...especially not with you! Do you think I'm stupid? Do you think I'm naive? You, Pirate King, are ranked by the Duke as equivalent to some Paladins in skill. I am not so egotistical as to face you alone in serious combat. When that stupid girl Loriette contacted the Duke, she showed us the recorded footage of the fight. I have no desire to have my Cavalier ripped apart.""I'll kill him." Says the dead-eyed boy with the unkempt dark hair sitting behind her, eating candy. It doesn't sound like an offer, but it doesn't sound like a promise, either, or a threat. It's just a completely neutral statement of what's going through his twisted little head."Not on your own you won't!" She scolds him."I don't need help to kill him." The boy says. His hands look oversized, the only full-grown part of him, twisting open the wrapper on a chocolate-covered sweet and popping it into his mouth."Yes you do!" She pats his head, a bit roughly, "Just be patient, and no being selfish! Your brothers will all want to help, right?"The boy nods. He doesn't look at all disappointed, angry, or put out. It's like seeing a corpse move.Next, you hail Josiah and Pierre. You could in theory just hail Josiah, since he's nominally in charge, but fuck it, you feel like undercutting Fairchild by treating both SOUL leaders equally, "It looks like a temporary alliance is in order." It's the only rational solution remaining.Pierre nods, but Josiah looks at you searchingly before he does the same, speaking gravely, "It would seem that way. It's rather nostalgic for me. So, what do you want to do?">[What's your plan beyond using the smoke missiles to set up a safe halfway point and dupe the CIWS turrets.]
Well, i'm at na airport waiting for my flight...But let me risk it while i play with you guys as much as i can.Also, my cellphone screen cracked, and it will be a while until i can recover some of my photos =/>>725195Boa noite, Wong, how are you doing tonight?Ready to watch some butts being kicked?
>>725300>Have our ships spread out so that one shot from the cannon won't be able to take out more then one ship.>Have all of our ships start sending out our mechs and having their getting into a firing squad and have them hold until given an order.>Leave Fatima, Jesus, Lacus, Caesar, Naomi, Beckingham and Flint to fight on the outside>Take Josiah, Sam, Clemmy, Moe, and Pierre inside to hunt down the Aces
>>725300At least he is eating candy now instead of fucking dates or whatever.
>>725300Well, first off we have two priorities. Dealing with the defenses, and getting the commander down. There is likely a control room for the defenses, so getting our men there is a possibility without damaging the outside. Could use a team of Clemmy, Richard, Sammy and Pierre for that team.The Commander takers should be Roarke, Josiah, Fatima, and whomever we can take care of. The Stone Soldiers act as a mid way team that causes trouble with the captured ship and holds it's ground. Hang on, got more.
>>725300Is Sam's mech the only one with Stealth capabilities?Can we place explosives at key points on the station to sabotage the main cannon and any other guns?And does anybody else not care about the orphans at all? Yes, it's unfortunate but the Green Skulls were the ones who actually fucked them up.
>>725300Maybe shooting at the cannon with our ships while our mooks megacrits on the base from out of range.As i appointed in the end of the last thread, with the bônus and 100+ mechas shooting, megacrits will probably happen every turn, no?>What are your resources in the moment? Bluegills? Pumpkinseeds IIs? Any nasty little surprises? There is not much point in hiding anything now that we two are at the end of the barrel of THAT.
>>725334Obviously it would be nice not to be fighting kids but when an army of anything is out to kill you you shouldn't hold back.
>>725334Honestly no, I would rather just get rid of them and not have to worry about them at all. I mean if we didn't stop the Green Skulls when we did we would be fighting them anyway
>>725300We have 2 major targets, main control center and the power generator. We do not want Rejoicing man to have the opportunity to wipe data drives or blow the whole base up. So he has to be in our team no matter what.
>>725334I do give a crap about them. But they will have to surrender. Best way to do that is get their commander and leaders. Likewise I want to take this base as intact as possible and not destroy all it's stuff that we would have to repair.
>>725300Snipers weaken the point defense ahead of time. Have aces be the point of the spear, and if possible I'd like to bring along some spare shields for the aces.
>>725322>>725330>Leave Fatima, Jesus, Lacus, Caesar, Naomi, Beckingham and Flint to fight on the outside>Take Josiah, Sam, Clemmy, Moe, and Pierre inside to hunt down the AcesThis is okay.>The Stone Soldiers act as a mid way team that causes trouble with the captured ship and holds it's ground. Hang on, got more.Split them in two teams, one to guard the ship, and a tatical one who is going to be lead by Flint and go around to hit an importante target.>>725334Josiah has that too.>>725340>>725341>>725352Caring or no, we'll probably have to fight them anyway, but the best result is to focus in making them surrender...
>>725327I always thought they were prunes.
>>725352Don't forget the main reason why we're here. To retrieve data from the Megabass project. Having the base intact and all is a nice bonus, but not at the cost of losing the crew to rescue hostile teen cannibals
>>725322Flint is inside the base right now with the secured Avalonian ship.>>725374Do not split the stone soldiers. They will do their best staying where they are and splitting their small force up makes it harder to achieve either objective.
>>725377Whatever they are they do not appear to be appetizing.
>>725379Then leave Sam outside
>>725379If they turn on the CIWS to shoot the avalonians, the people inside just have to deal with the people that can dodge 2 turns of 10K fire... And they won't be many.Also, a small group could go mostly undetected while the Avalonians have to deal with their own ship firing at them, and the Pirate+Jupiter'sKnights invasion going on.
>>725300Have SOUL A and Sam infiltrate the base and take care of the cannon, as well as any soft targets (power, life support, etc.)disable the CIWS turrets before the Chaff dissipates. move our ships and our Mechs in to deal with the Orphans. our CIWS should take care of the Harpies while the mechs deal with everything else. find and disable the ace mechs.
>>725378Attacking said teens haphazardly as oppose to taking control of the base with a decisive decap attack will increase the chances of casualties and losing the data in the fighting. Do not act like they are inclusive or that going on a killing spree is without risk.
>>725386He gave one to Kudelia in S1 and she nearly puked.
>>725386Spoken like someone who has never eaten dates.
>>725300>CavalierDoes it have a gunblade like the Chevalier.
>>725399A sensible reaction to either dates or prunes.>>725402>eating rabbit food>ever
>>725410Enjoy your nutrient deficiency.
>>725414I suffer through potatoes. Eat enough potatoes and you get all the nutrients you need.
>>725418Do you eat them raw?
>>725418Eat carrots and lettuce too, bro. They're good for you.
>>725402I'll have you know I've eaten plenty of dates.*fingerguns*
>>725429How's your brother doing Wong?
>>725374>>725395Okay, so...>Cesar, Beckingham, Lysa, Keith and the Master Harpies and Rocs stay outside together to defend the ships(Cesar is without arms, and Keith is not much danger without his head, but the problem may be getting Naomi to agree with leaving Cesar behind.)>The rest goes with Roarke, with the Elite mooks maybe going in with them too, midway to the targets Sam, Pierre, Naomi and Moe goes to hit an alternative target, while Roarke, Josiah and the rest goes to hit the avalonians
Alright, so, I'm giving this decision a little time to be made because it's an important tactical decision. So far, it seems like things are (and as always, correct me if I'm wrong), leaning towards sending in a relatively small force of your biggest, meanest mecha to knock out the command center and deactivate the Mega Core Cannon.Who are you sending, and are they going in through one access point, or multiple? If multiple, please specify squads. Take it as a given that Josiah will be on your squad, for reasons.
>>725397Taking special care to not injure feral teen cannibals who blame us for their state of affairs isn't the way either. Decapitating their leadership may work, but don't pretend we're UN peacekeepers either. We're here for the data, if decapping their leaders doesn't work, I rather we bug out with data and blow the facility to kingdom come over pacifying the teens.
>>725420Boil em, mash em, put em inna stew.>>725429>carrots>fruits>vegetablesIf its not a grain, meat or fish you better get that shit out of my face.
>>725456And nuts of course. Who doesn't like a nice mouthful of nuts?
>>725456>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrQVFZx7XX4I feel the same way anon, but you have to force yourself to eat greens and fruits at least once a day
>>725449Multiple entry. Kaiser, Josiah, and Clemmy on the command center squad. Pierre, Moe, and Sam on disabling the BFG.
>>725436He's better, thankfully. He realized something was wrong quickly, got to the hospital quickly, and got better quickly.
>>725464>>725449Sounds good to me, Feeling pretty excited to see the New Kaiser in action
>>725456I bet you hate pineapple on pizza too you filthy heretic.
>>725450My 'special care' was taking their heads and arms out and then moving on. Not making sure they were dead. Do you think I was going to do something special? No. Shock and Awe, don't kill needlessly. If they don't eject, thats on them.>>725449Roarke, Moe, Pierre, Richard, Caesar's GF with her guns and crazy shield, Clemmy and the old police man. Bring some higher up machines as well. We'll need some pumpkin seed IIs.
>>725472The best pizza is a white pizza with Grilled Chicken bacon, and roma tomatoes on top no question
>>725472I hate pizza full stop
>>725456>If its not a grain, meat or fish you better get that shit out of my face.
>>725456Also, Fish is Meat.
>>725491I know but some people just have to be difficult and insist it isnt.
>>725472barbecue suase pizza wth chicken and pineapple. best pineapple pizza I've had. >>725480that pretty good too
>>725495Thats retarded, what do they insist it is then?
>>725481Wow, a real subhuman! I never thought I would see one in the wild.
Continuing in an hour guys. I need to eat, this gives you time to plan, and holy shit he brought up the Saudi money .
>>725507It could be worse he didn't say he hates burgers>>725505How do they rationalize it isn't meat?
>>725499To feel good about not eating 'Meat', but that's a very small number of vegetarians I've personally met.
>>725509 Trump did in the debates?
>>725512It's a technical archaism from a time before the establishment of modern biology that has limped into the modern age.
>>725509??? What Saudi money?
Mecha Space Pirate Quest: where plans to take out an enemy fleet and it's battle station give way to food shitposting.
>>725517He tore the Clinton Foundation wide open.
>>725509I haven't been watching, how is our boy doing? Please tell me he isn't shooting himself in the foot again.>>725525>>725516It just doesn't make sense its muscles and tissues so its meat.>>725531You know you love it
>>725509Say what you will, but this entire political cycle has been one hell of a bizarre ride.>>725517Yup, donations from Saudi Arabia to the Clinton crew. Considering that these were officials, thats considered a major offense in the court of law.
>>725512I dont eat burgers either Until recently at least, home made venison burgers are great
>>725537Tell me have you put a fried egg on a burger yet? Its the best topping in my opinion.
>>725542I have not but I consider fried egg sandwiches to be the food of kings
>>725536>>725533>>725532 /pol/ has basically declared this the best election ever just from the sheer amount of memes it has produced.
>>725547Do it as soon as possible, and make sure to keep the yoke runny it isn't as good when its cooked through.
>>725536I wish that all four candidates would die before election day.
>>725533He's gone nuclear. He'll never sound as polished as a career politician, but by God he's said almost everything I hoped he'd say.
>>725556I just tuned in and he's doing great on this question
>>725531Thought process of Grand Admiral Starwind.>Two squads, me, clemmy, and Rejoice man. I don't trust him. >Pierre, Sam, and Moe on the other cuz the siblings should have time for each other and Moe could use more experience.>Should take the beefcake fetishist and teen cannibal Ace. At least he's eating candy.>Hey, it looks like one of those dates thingies Fatima eats as a snack>He's a cannibal, most likely would hate fruits and vegetables.>I wonder if he hates pineapples on pizza too. If he even likes Pizza.>That's it. If he hates pizza, first time seeing a subhuman.>Though if he likes burgers, he's still ok.
>>725549You guys have terrible options for people to run your country. Our guys are sort of shit and useless but Trump looks like a live action Disney movie villain and Hillary is a criminal.
>>725573You know what is Roarke's favorite pizza? I'm gonna say Meatlovers or maybe a nice Scilian
>>725573>The Sudden Question of whether the Avalonians have Pizza>>725581Nah, it needs to be something weird and rare. Like Jellyfish.
>>725578Its way to early for this shit. I am going back to bed
>>725581A man like Roarke would go for a good classic meat lovers. Perhaps even deepdish to get more of the good stuff.
>>725581>>725587If not weird and exotic then it needs to be Chicago-Style Deep Dish.No one knows why it's called Chicago style.
>>725578Better than our guys who stole several billion dollars in taxes, is currently being under investigation by US for tax fraud and embezzlement, and is still in power because the next-in-line is even more fucked up. Fun fact, the stolen money was used to fund Jamie Fox double new year celebrations and a recent major film about financial crimes. The fucking irony.
>>725578Who does more damage? a live action Disney villain or actual criminal?
>>725610You in Saudi Arabia?
>>725614Nope, but our guys are trying to make us into one.
>>725619Somewhere in Asia? one of the -stans maybe.
>>725606We don't know either but we just bullshit our way out of it everytime
>>725587>The avalonians say they prefer a nice soy substitute on their salads.
>>725632And I thought I couldn't hate the Avalonians any more then I do
>>725632Wipe them out. Wipe them all out.
>>725536...that's not how the law works anon. Nonprofits like the Clinton Foundation can take money from wherever the fuck they want as long as they don't spend it settling the founders legal obligations. That would be illegal as fuck.
>>725636>While listening to the classical notes of Nikki Manaj and Justin Beiber.
>>725657Stop anon my urge to PURGE is only rising
>>725657do they browse neo-tumblr too?
>>725628Nowhere near the Stan republics. I would say though, just google FBI, producer, wolf, wallstreet, and you'd probably know which country it is.
>>725677With special snowflake characters by the dozens and each calling themselves by a different pronoun. The privilege checking is off the charts.
>>725677Too feudalistic, tumblr is built on everybody having a voice but only stupid things to say
>>725685Malaysia. Don't know why i was surprised.
So what I'm hearing here is that you're aiming for the cockpits, which is justified since you gave them an out and they didn't take it.War is war, man.
So, while we're waiting, anyone want to share some mech and pilot stuff?
>>725722http://pastebin.com/DtAGFKVnI slapped this together after watching the last episode of IBO. Fuck ranged weapons, just make entangling melee weapons.
>>725720Not really? Just aiming for the disable, force them to eject or not. It's not like it's harder either way and both take them out for the count. Really, the most blood thirsty one seems to be Thunderbird.. which is no big surprise.
>>725722Sure why not The Húskarl is an incredibly custom Shetland passed down for three generations with the current pilot being Finn Bodvarsson. Finn is a norse pagan mercenary who fights to earn his place in Valhalla and is searching for an honorable death. He torn out one of his eyes as a sacrifice to Odin.http://pastebin.com/wwT3gZS1>>725720Yup we gave them and out and they didn't take it
>>725720Fastest and most efficient way to down hostiles. One anon wanted to leave the teens alive by taking out the heads and limbs, but that takes too much time and endangers us as well.
>>725751You must not read the mech lists because the Harpy's cockpit is in the head. Taking it out forces them to eject or die. It is the quickest way to deal with them.
>>7257385 called shots to take out limbs and head, as opposed to one called shot to the torso. Sure, easy.
Oh just remember to play back in black when the fighting starts Wong
Honestly, I don't think anyone cares if they live. Skulls are acceptable targets. Those kids are skulls. End of discussion
>>725768We're melee units in tunnels. Anything from the waist up doesn't require a penalty to our hits. And the torso has more hits than the rest of it while still having penalties to hit. Learn to know who we are controlling.
>>725784Plus as nice as we are we are still pirates at the end of the day. Roarke started pirating as a kid and I bet no pulled their punches fighting him.
>>725786And we don't have to take special care to separate their heads as to leave the cockpits intact. We instagib Harpies, we move on. They chose to raise arms like soldiers, they die like soldiers.
>>725807Dismember will be godlike in this fight especially because the +2WA on our fists negates the penalty
>>725807Except they have the option to eject.. which they have a good chance of doing considering they pilot harpies. The way you make it sound we would have to then crush the pilots who ejected which would waste time.
If they attack, kill.we can not allow ourselves to show mercy, not when we're this heavily outnumbered.
>>725829We have 300 mechs to their 150ish machines. We outnumber them.
>>725720I'd prefer to go for nonleathal where practical.
>>725848I thought they had 60 knights and hundreds of harpies.
"Clemmy, you and Josiah are with me." You shut the Avalonians out of this conversation, obviously, "We're going in to take out their command center. Our mecha will be the most useful in those narrow corridors and we can make good use of any choke points.""But-" Fatima starts to protest."No buts. I need to talk to him, and I need you out here covering our escape in case things get hairy.""But-" Keith Young's icon has changed, he's on his PC, and you can see another head being hastily lifted via cables and microjets onto his S-Slinger in the background."No buts." Josiah interjects firmly, "He's right, and I need you out here too. There are at least half a dozen mechbays on that facility, and if they launch Harpies your mech is the best suited to handle them. I'm counting on you."You see Keith's mouth draw into a downward-bowed pout, but he nods and salutes, "Yes sir!" Lysa flies by in the background, kisses him on the cheek, and flies past towards the open cockpit of her own pink mech."What can hers do?" You inquire of the former priest.He shrugs, "The S-Sensation is a support and guardian mech designed to work with Keith's S-Slinger. It uses the base S-Slayer design, modified towards a more specialized support role. By default the pauldron launchers carry a payload of mixed smoke and chaff missiles, and it has a pair of melee weapons."You nod again, and call up Basil on the Kaiser's comms, "I've got an idea. Basil, launch posthaste. Samantha, Lieutenant Blanchett, Mohammed, you'll form a second intrusion squad. Take out that megacannon and force them to split up the Knights. The Harpies aren't a major threat to mecha of your size. Group up just outside CIWS range, fire a smoke cloud on the coordinates I give you..." Which you're already plotting, "...Halfway inside their range. That should block their LoS to us and give us a way to get through without giving them the chance to open fire or putting you within their reach. All ships, split up, keep an eye on each other if you want but under no circumstances let any vessel get directly in front of the megacannon. Lysa, you'll be in charge of the smoke for Squad 2. Basil, you're with me and Squad 1. They have the advantage of a fortification, we have the advantage of ace supremacy. Stone Soldiers, how's the Avalonian ship coming along?"Moses' voice crackles in over the comms, "It's heavily damaged, boss, but still salvageable. I can't get the damned engines started up without a vocal signature from their commander, but with some work maybe we can bring their guns online."You bite back a sigh of irritation, "Do your best. Avi, you have operational control out here. All units, launch! All shields, up once mecha have launched! Let's do this right and go home safe, alright?"[Continued]
>>725820Only if they're normal pirates. They're not. These are child soldiers, the naivety of youth that they are invincible with a grudge against an invader that starved them and is aiming to kill their saviours. Taking care to leave them alive is a great recipe for disaster.
>Calls it the S-SensationFuck Lysa, we need to bully her an Jesus more
>>725855They have plenty of harpies, and 60 nights, but that does not mean over 240 harpies. Likewise, taking the tight corridors removes their main advantage of hit and run style combat and mass attacking. Meanwhile, said situations help us.
>>725879not to mention that they're cannibalistic mutants.
>>725872>Make sure to tell all of our guys privately to make sure no one deletes any data whatsoever
>>725774We used Back in Black for the first fight against First Mate. Doesn't fit well here.
>>725890Any and all bullying ideas will likely be used.
>>725879Child soldiers are also not very good when it comes to having their moral broken or taking loses. Constant pressure with no experience in handling pressure would cause them to flee.Would they consider the Paladin's their saviors? Unlikely. Food providers maybe, but thats it. This entire thing is involved around food and given food and time anyone would do. And you lot keep acting like I said great care when I have not. Zealots who would not eject in a fight they can't win would not survive either way. They have that option to live and fight another day, swallow their pride, and surrender. If they don't take it, thats their fault.
>>725950What about Breaking the Law? It's especially ironic since you're teaming up with the UJCIDF....and because privately I think of it as one of those themes Roarke has played dozens of times during heists back when he was First Mate.Oh, is Danger Zone on the mixtape?
>>725967If Danger Zone isn't on the mix tape I would be ok with Breaking the Law. It is Roarke's character theme if this was a SRW game.
>>725950What should we play then? Maybe Maniac?>>725967https://drive.google.com/drive/my-driveYes it is thought I wish we had The Touch or The Trooper. But we can use them if we ever get another mixtape
>>725967Howabout Shoot to Thrill?Although Danger Zone would likely fit better in this scenario.
>>725984Lets try that againhttps://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6iimHE85EZZZjRoaWVwQ3U2ZFk
>>725985Seconded for Danger Zone
While we're on the subject anons, should we change out songs on the mixtape we aren't going to use? Originally I thought we were going to play it at different times but if were only using it for fights I doubt we need songs like Sailing
>>726032Got a link to the list? I don't remember what exactly was on it.
>>725962Well, yes. The Avalonians did killed the adult Green Skulls on the facility. And it can reasonably inferred that once Mordred's superiors arrived they would be recruited into their forces.
>>726115We need to be ready in case they pop up during the assault.
>>726087I'd add Painkiller, Welcome to the Jungle and Shoot to Thrill.I'd also rearrange the lists so that "non-combat" songs and combat songs have separate tapes.
>>726115But that raises some questions. What role which they would take? Assuming their goals are survival, which would make the most sense, and a slab of revenge on the side(they were ok with us killing the green skulls, but they were pissed that they resorted to such acts), being used as ablative armor or front line infrantry would likely not sit well since thats what they were destined to be before. Because they are in the boonies and likely stay in the boonies until their job is done it would make sense to use them as fodder and have them prove themselves. I don't care how idealistic or feral a kid is, being thrown from one abusive situation to another still raises questions. The fact the savior did it would piss many of them off since it would just mean they were being used and were never free.
I think everyone here is missing a grand opportunity. We can totally take them in, Fa's cousin is used to running an orphanage and I'm sure Rosita would be able to bribe or kidnap any kind of support staff we'd need, and they could probably fulfill menial colony tasks with the start of our belt empire.
>>726191Too much risk and too little gain
>>726191isn't that akin to slavery? i'm pretty sure roarke is totally against that.
>>726204Slavery usually means no pay or reward. They would be given those things. Merit gets rewards.
Jovian customs already has child laborers in factories, I'm sure Roarke wouldn't be opposed to using them in lower risk situations.
Also excuse me for not just jumping on the purge all the children train.
Rolled 5 + 6 (1d10 + 6)"Alright, if we do this correctly, they will have to divide their heavy mecha to deal with us." You tell your squad as you get into position, setting up comms for the three of you."Ready!" Clemmy chirps, she looks overjoyed, wiggling back and forth in her seat as she adjusts the Flowerhorn's instruments, "This is just how I thought it would be! You, me, some third wheel that isn't Keith...""Glad to know I'm not Keith." Josiah quips, "Say, Roarke, what exactly did your father tell you about his war days? Did he tell you what he always used to do when he launched?" His voice slightly hardens, "And what exactly do you know about Belegor? Where is he? Is he in this system?""Not a damned thing." You admit, "Belegor's just some Paladin I heard of, and I'm working off a theory that he may have been involved with the Orange Pekoe team. Dad always said he was too young to officially enlist. I didn't even know he was involved until someone else told me.""A Paladin?" Josiah's eyes narrow, and much to your surprise...he starts laughing. Deep, full-throated, overjoyed laughter, "Excellent. It's perfect, just perfect. Absolutely the best possible ending to this sad, sordid story. Let's all live through this, Roarke, we all have some revenge to take, after all. Anyway, what he would do when we launched was...""Hold on." You interject, "I've got to set the mood." You scan through your mixtapes, pick a song, and put it on. The bold beats of Kenny Loggins, and a song written for pirates, begin to play. "So what did my dad do whenever you launched?"Josiah sighs heavily, "Exactly that. The very same song. Joe would sing along, deliberately off key, and Alex would threaten to stuff a grenade down his throat and Belegor would just smirk while Leroy tried to get everyone focused on killing Green Men. God forgive us, we were young and stupid back then.""It's never too late to be old and stupid." You point out, and your squadmates laugh as Basil soars alongside, plates on his mech's shoulders rising up and firing a spray of missiles that release a dense, white fog full of glittering shards. Spears of light arc out from the facility's CIWS turrets, but the chaff breaks them up into a harmless glow that illuminates your trio of mecha. Black and white, black and gold, and green and silver, you dive towards the gaping mouth of the mechbay.A pair of Knights and half a dozen Harpies are waiting for you just inside, the Knights painted in deep crimson with black accents and the Harpies lime green with the familiar white skull emblem.>[Initiative, 1d10+6, your two comrades are using your initiative for my sanity, and the enemy is all delaying to the initiative of the lead knight, which I'm rolling]
Rolled 5 + 6 (1d10 + 6)>>726241
Rolled 5 + 6 (1d10 + 6)>>726241HEAVEN OR HELL
Rolled 2 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>726241
>>726241>>726245>>726257Why dose this keep happening
Rolled 2 + 6 (1d10 + 6)>>726262oh it was 6, thought it was 16
I don't know why anons but I just want to beat the shit out of Josiah
Rolled 8, 7, 10, 9, 7 = 41 (5d10)Well thats a little weird, checking the dice
>>726269>>726262how the fuck?Should I roll again?
Rolled 10 + 6 (1d10 + 6)>>726279well fuck.
Please roll one more time.
Rolled 4 + 6 (1d10 + 6)>>726241
>>726293>>726292Does that count?
Rolled 6 + 6 (1d10 + 6)>>726293here you go with a plus one from the maneuver pool
>>726272Because thats your default Thunderbird. If you aren't trying to seduce someone, you want to kill anyone in our way.
>>726321Oh ya, you're right anon
>>726321>>726333So, Thunder's the lizardbrain of Roarke. Makes sense.
>>726321Hey if it works man. Space Mobius when?
Rolled 3, 2, 5, 8, 2, 2, 3, 3, 7, 3 = 38 (10d10)The two Knights are aiming at you. You're the biggest target and are taking point, while the Harpies focus on your comrades.Rollan'. First two are the Knights attacking, at +12, then Josiah and Clemmy each making three dodges, then the Harpies at +10.
>>726349welp, they missed a fuck ton.
>>726349Knuckle Kaiser Knuckle Crack"My turn."
Rolled 5, 5, 8, 4 = 22 (4d10)>>726349Give me 1d10+15s.Also, whoops, I forgot Clemmy and Josiah's other two dodges.
Rolled 4 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>726359
Rolled 1 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>726359KEK bless my rolls
Rolled 8 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>726359>>726348>MobiusBut that's Cipher
Rolled 2 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>726359Alright. Here you go.
So anons we can insta kill any harpy by dismembering its head, how strong are knight's torsos though? We might be able to smash in the cockpit in two hits
Rolled 4 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>726359>>726370That's not how you roll dice anon
>>726371 still looking for s PS2 emulator to play the old games. So still don't remember things right.
Flawless evasions. Now attack the shit out of them.Give me 1d10+17s.
Rolled 4 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>726348Space Badlands Showdown when?>>726381More like this anon, you need a certain finesse
>>726376Heavy striker so 10 kills and likely 5-6 SP. We do 8 kills a punch with armor piercing. They'd go down in 1 linked barrage. Less if we land a kick on them.
Rolled 1, 2, 9, 6, 10, 7, 1, 9, 6, 2 = 53 (10d10)Hang on. Resetting the die
Rolled 7 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>726390
>>726376Heavy Striker Torso: C/S/K 10, 5 tonsHeavy Striker Head: C/S/K 5, 2.5 tonsHeavy Striker L. Arm: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tonsLeft Hand: Cost 2, Space 1, Damage 1K, Kills 1, 0.5 tonsHeavy Striker R. Arm: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tonsRight Hand: Cost 2, Space 1, Damage 1K, Kills 1, 0.5 tonsHeavy Striker L. Leg: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tonsHeavy Striker R. Leg: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tons
Rolled 8 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>726390Yatatatata the knights cockpit
Rolled 2 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>726390Rule of Nature!
Rolled 1 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>726390RIP AND TEAR.
Rolled 9 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>726390KILLAMANJARO!
Rolled 3 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>726390DIE
>>726396Awesome this is going to be a bloodbath
Rolled 1, 2, 10, 5 = 18 (4d10)>>726402>>726408>>726409>>726410+12 to all.
Rolled 8 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>726359
>>726435>2 critsGood rolls anons
>>726410>>726435I can't believe you hit on a 1.
>>726450I may not be blessed by constant 10s, but I have done well even with my shitty rolls.
Rolled 9, 7, 1, 8, 4, 1 = 30 (6d10)And for your teammates...Clemmy is slightly wasted against Harpies, because her mech is built to kill huge heavies like a Tarrasque with her sheer alpha strike luck expenditure damage, but she's a good girl and does her best....and she rolls at +16, even higher than Josiah's +15.
>>726466RIP child soldiers.
Rolled 10, 3, 6, 4, 5, 10 = 38 (6d10)Harpy dodges at +10.
>>726470Looking at their bonuses, the Harpies are rolling at 10s. MV of a harpy -2 so these guys are 12 average units. Thats C rank crew.
Rolled 1 + 10 (1d10 + 10)>>726435Oh, right, I forgot about PARRIES! Knights have Medium Shields with DA -2, so they're at +10. Versus a 24 (impossible, so I won't roll for it), a 25 (again, impossible), and an 18.
>>726473Welp. Not even a 10 could save the first Harpy.
>>726483pfffftdid he move the shield OUT of the way?
>>726483Man one knight gets double crited and the other crit fails a parry
>>726493Parry timings are hard, anon.
>>726493Given we rolled a 1 for that 18, I'm guessing Drunken Boxing-esque shenanigans.
>>726512I'm honestly just picturing it as a back hand combo. As if shooing the fodder away.
>>726512>Roarke slips on a space banana peel, and ends up spin kicking the Knights head off
>>726500He should have used a buckler says the guy who never used shields without 100% physical block and who has landed a grand total of one PVP parry per Souls game and can vividly remember the circumstances behind them.
>>726587Are you me?
You remember when a pair of Knight-sized enemies were a tough battle for you, and luck and vigor pulled you through. That was a long time ago. You're stronger now, and the Kaiser...The Kaiser is a monster. You can FEEL the tremendous power output. Despite its increased size, it's lighter, it moves as deftly as one of the Knights even before accounting for your superior skill. You dodge a lance thrust aimed for your cockpit, clamp your hand around the base of the unlucky Knight's lance with your right hand, and pull him sharply forward.'Revvin' up your engine, listen to her howling roar...' Croons Kenny, Your shields automatically swivel back, streamers of blue-green flame roaring from the thrusters there as you hammer into the Knight's torso, the drills on your knuckles sending festive curliques of white-hot metal rent from his frame dancing around the room like springs. He chooses not to eject, and in mere seconds you've reduced a Heavy Striker with armor equivalent to the Kaiser's original plating to twisted scrap metal. You throw it aside, barely twitching your head to avoid a cannon shot from the other one, and lunge forward. He tries to interpose his shield, but he's too slow, your admittedly sloppy backhand blow tears off the armor covering his cockpit and breaches it itself. Blood sprays out, apparently he didn't have his finger on the eject button either.'Metal under tension, beggin' you to touch and go...' You've heard this song a million times and it never, ever gets old.Clemmy is laughing. She spins into a graceful pirhouette, igniting the beam saber on one foot and slicing through the heads of two Harpies at once. Josiah, meanwhile, is facing down four of the Harpies. For some reason, they don't seem to like him at all. He doesn't much seem to care. Three long, slender stilettos of emerald-green plasma swish through the air, from the rolling joints between the new Slayer's knuckles, casually slicing apart two more Harpies.The chorus kicks in, 'Highwaaay to the danger zone! Ride into the danger zone!'In less than ten seconds, you've torn apart two Knights, and your comrades have killed two Harpies apiece, the remaining two pulling back just in time to avoid Josiah's blades. None of them even manage to scratch the SOUL B members with their axes."Yes! Yes!" Clemmy laughs, her mech hugging itself as the last two Harpies dart away. She starts to lunge after them, then stops herself as the Kaiser grabs the Flowerhorn's shoulder. "I know, I know...but you feel it, right?" The Flowerhorn presses its palms against the Kaiser's chest, standing on one foot with the other knee bent so its heel nearly touches its skirt armor, an oddly coquettish gesture, "This is the power of a Thoroughbred squad. It's destiny. It's you and me and sweat and blood and the smell of hot metal." Her voice purrs like a chainsaw, her eyes smouldering with heat as she stares at you through the vidcomm.[Continued]
Roarke too op please nerf
>>726651the enemies just need to git gud.
>>726619Looks like the Harpies aren't as fanatical as they seemed. Judging by the weight of a possible Knight, they are likely A ranks. Compared to the Cs in the harpies, it's looks like Knights are Avalonians only. Just need to keep it up.
So if she sallies forth to fight us we're just going to have everyone gank her at once, right?She did refuse to duel, after all.
>>726660More then anything I'm just worried about our mooks or one of their guys getting a lucky crit on one of our softer aces especially Sam
>>726674Sounds like a plan, unless you want to disable the unit, it is Avalonions tech
>>726676Lets have Clemmy fight her, and considering how much of a cunt she's been Clemmy can play with her before we ransom her back
>>726681so just completely dismember her suit. shouldn't be too hard.
>>726674>>726684Meant to link to you
>>726676Well, so long as our guys are smart and eject when shit goes down, they would be alright. The Knights are too honorable to live and the kids probably just realized that this is not some game.>>726674Depends if she sticks around. I can see her try to run back to her ship with her remaining knights only to find the stone soldiers waiting for them.
You pause the music. Just for a moment."Roarke, my sweet, sweet darling husbaaaand..." The Flowerhorn's clawed fingers tighten on the Kaiser's shoulders, its face nuzzling against the black mech's, "I want you. I want you right now. I want you in my cockpit..." Goddamn. If the circumstances were different you would be there already.Josiah coughs loudly, and Clemmy's uplifted leg describes a lazy circle that ends with her foot-mounted beamsaber a few meters from the S-Slayer's neutral-faced mask. It's not an attack, just a warning. She doesn't even look away from you, her chest rising and falling with her steamy breath."I'm going to have you. As soon as I can." She promises you, her voice ragged, "Once we're done. Once we've killed them all.""Mmm. Ah." The S-Slayer takes several long steps back, "You know, I think I'm understanding why General Fairchild has a poster of your face and a set of darts in her office now, Roarke. Oh dear." He laughs, "That, and the maintenance staff nearly went on strike after she...well, let's just say you've indirectly caused quite a lot of damage to her office.""Fairy just doesn't understand!" Clemmy protests, "She's being a stubborn idiot!" She spears a downed Harpy on her footsaber, plucks it off with her clawed hand, and sulkily rips its wings off."Maybe." You glance ahead, in the direction the Harpies fluttered off in, "I think we're going to get the attention we want soon. Hopefully we've convinced them not to waste our time with the small fry, and if not...""If not." Josiah points out, "I'll begin using missiles. This S-Slayer Mk. II isn't just for show, I redesigned it from the ground up to suit my needs.">[In the extremely brief lull between violence, what do you want to ask Josiah about while he's being chatty? Or flirt with Clemmy, that's good too.]
>>726686As long as we roll well. >>726684We could double team her rip and tear style>>726692This worries me but I hope Fatima thought of that outside
>>726706how much REEEEEEEEEEING has Fairchild done to her office?We know but Roarke doesn't he isn't omnipresent like us after all. MAQ When?
>>726706>How would you like your own Avalonian to play with for a while Clemmy?Clemmy's been really good later and Mordred's acting like a cunt. Clemmy can get some info out of her and we can use her as bait to capture not Rin
>>726706"Hey Josiah, why exactly are you working with Fairchild?"
>>726706Well, I guess the most Roarke question is talking about dad. Know a bit more about the circumstances, why Josiah wasn't here either.
>>726734>>726706Oh, someone mention how the Green Skulls were the pirates Fairchild decided the back, despite then being, literally, the most evil.
>>726743That's why she did it, her plan was to use them to get rid of the rest of the crews and be so hate able she could call a crusade about it to win public support
>>726706Ask Clemmy if she would like to double team the Paladin if it shows up.
>>726777I just want to see her get hot and bothered off the thought of that.
>>726814I feel like we should be rolling for Pregnancy after were done with this fight
On another note, post pictures of your pilots!Here's the Gold-Tail's pilot.
>>726827I need to get started on making my mech. homework and being lazy about actually figuring out the system is not helping.
I wonder whatever happened to that Maid that stole Roarke's boxers?
The Myrmidon's Pilot!>>726835Take your time Anon. There's no rush.
>>726849And I forgot the picIncidentally, finding pictures of badass moderately attractive older women is surprisingly difficult.
>>726855the hunt for cake is hard indeed anon.
>>726855But thats a dude. Anywho, the dutchman is piloted by not!Doan, but part of me is drifting to another choice as well.
>>726855How old are we talking? Does it have to be anime or also western?
>>726855Wait, is that an older, busted up faced Daniel Radcliffe?Oh, and taller.
>>726865Yeah, the Myrmidon is piloted by a mid-Twenties guy, the Gold-Tail has a 17-19 year old girl and the Spartan's pilot is 62.>>72686862 years old but not showing it so much. I assume medical technology is advanced enough to slow down aging a tad. It's still obvious she's older though. Either art style works.>>726865I liked Doan.
>>726905Both are good choices for the Dutchman in different ways. Sticking to good ol' goat face for the designer. Always looks like he's going full ham.
>>726706>Once we've killed them allClemmy broke in head. This has probably undone 20 threads of therapy.
>>726876Doesn't look much like Daniel Radcliffe to me. I just liked the art style.>>726868Honestly, I was kinda imagining a younger Dame Maggie Smith.
>>726938Nah she's been a good girl and not hurt anyone in our crew, she deserves to have a little fun
>>726938Just some bloodlust and some regular lust.
"Hey, I've been meaning to ask. Why exactly are you working with Fairchild? Why is it that you and my dad were supposedly best friends, but I never even knew you existed, growing up?" You ask something that's been nagging you for a while.Josiah sighs heavily, "I did come by once, when you were a baby. I wanted to see how Alex was doing." He smiles ruefully, "I had just been confirmed as a Bishop of the Church. Back at the orphanage, Alex and I had always talked about taking holy orders, but the War changed us both. It strengthened my faith, but I think he may have lost sight of the Lord by the end. Perhaps I should have judged him for that, most of my colleagues would, but he had a wife he loved, two healthy children, and even though he tried to make me welcome I could see that the memories my presence brought back pained him greatly. So I set aside my own feelings, and stepped back. I let him live the life he wanted to live, and devoted myself to my work. I didn't even know what had happened until the Solar System League talks brought me to Jupiter and an agreement with the Pope led to my assignment as a SOUL pilot. It was easy going back to following orders. Familiar. Fairchild is the head of the SOUL project started by General Baaljag and Colonel Mu...Stern." He corrects himself quickly."Right. Colonel Stern." Your voice is as dry as the Sea of Tranquility, "But that doesn't answer my question. These kids we're killing? They're just one of the atrocities the Green Skulls created wherever they went, and Fairchild was using them as a catspaw.""It's hard sometimes, reminding myself that you haven't seen the things Alex and I did, Roarke. War is full of atrocities. People die, and to the people doing the killing, they're sometimes nothing more than an afterthought, a nameless tick on some grand balance sheet or even less than that. All of those people had hopes, dreams, loved ones, wishes they left unfulfilled. Some were important to a few people, some to many." He looks down at one of the shattered Knights, "We'll never know who these two were, or why they chose to face us first. We'll never know about the younger siblings waiting for them back on Avalon, or if they were in love with each other. We'll never hear about the deeds they did when they were alive and the deeds they wanted to do. They were the protagonists of their own stories, but to us they might as well never have been given names.""That's not good enough." Your voice comes out like one of the Kaiser's punches, "She told SOUL A to stand by while the Green Skulls killed children. Are you defending that? Or when her ship used Suleiman 1 as a shield?""Roarke..." You're only aware that the Kaiser was moving towards the S-Slayer, shields locking back in attack position, when the Flowerhorn shoulder-checks it and pushes it back, "Stop it. I...I'm having a really hard time thinking about this too. Please."[Continued]
>>726865Amos' granddad is retired!
>>726905This is the oldest lady I got.>tfw you never bothered sorting out your character art folder
>>726982I know that feel. got some of it sorted but the recent shit ain't sorted and it's mixed up with unnamed webms and bits of hentai and porn.
>>726974I am so glad we picked blue over yellow. We can only tempt fate so much before it snaps back. No one survives the Yellow Getter machine.
>>726982Eh, not exactly what I'm looking for, but I'm getting there.Say, name a badass old man from some media.
>>727060Old Snake. Eldore from White Knight Chronicles and that's all i can name off the top of my head.
"He has a right to be angry. I wasn't making light of what happened. However...I believe in the Lord. Do you know why people turn to religion, Roarke? Some think it's because of the promise of eternal life in Heaven. I don't. I am sure for some, that's their only motivation, but for those with a sense of justice the existence of Hell is even more appealing. I believe, with all of my heart and soul, that those who are deserving of it will come to a bad end and find judgement awaiting them. Inescapable, ineffable judgment. It awaits every last one of us, including me. The absolute nature of this final reward is terrifying, yet simultaneously gives me absolute peace of mind. If God desires to deliver her to justice, I will be there to see it through. If God lightens her soul and brings her redemption, I will still be there to see it through. So long as God is in his heaven, all is right with the world." Josiah makes that Christian handsign thing where they draw two lines across their chests. "Even if heaven forgives her, I will not." You gently push Clemmy aside.Josiah smiles. It's an infuriating smile. Subtle, yet faintly knowing, "This, too, is in His plan then. Poor General Fairchild.""You weren't the original pilot of the S-Slayer, were you." It isn't a question."No, I suppose there was a test pilot for the original version." He says, neutrally."Who?" Once again, the Flowerhorn hauls the Kaiser back, "Who was the original? Who killed Captain Ozark? Who killed my brother?"Josiah sighs heavily, "Roarke, if I knew who killed your brother, there might already be blood on my hands. I would surely face damnation for my betrayal, but Alexander Starwind was my best friend from the time the two of us were old enough to have lasting childhood memories and Cassius was his eldest son." The S-Slayer spreads its arms wide, "I'm speaking to you in confidence, trusting that you aren't going to betray that by recording this conversation to get some kind of petty victory over Fairchild when you've already got the most significant win you could ever have hanging off your mech. I helped cover up the loss on Griggspont because it involved the exposure of classified military technology. I was not privy to the identity of the pilot. If you don't believe me...do what must be done. My conscience is clean.">[Hit him]>[Don't hit him]
>>727060GandalfJoseph Joestar (part 3)Bang SilverfangRooster Cogburn (maybe)Hijikata Toshizo (from Golden Kamuy)Anybody played by current Clint Eastwood
>>727082>[Don't hit him]
>>727082>>[Don't hit him]the man truly was loyal to Roarke's father so i'm going out on a limb.
>>727082>>[Don't hit him]Not the time or place for it and it won't do us any good.
>>727060Master RoshiBlackbeard frm AC:Black FlagReinhardt frm OverwatchHayato Furinji frm History's Strongest Disciple
>>727082>>[Don't hit him]We'll get our chance to fight him later, but for now Flirt with Clemmy to break the tension
>>727060any of the old Kage's from Naruto too, now that I'm thinking about it.
>>727082>[Don't hit him]>This is not over. Not by an inch or by a mile. We will have this conversation later.
>>727082>>[Don't hit him]"I'd probably want to punch you in the face later, but not in a mecha."
>>727082You know, thinking about it, I honestly can't hate Josiah. Guy is a prick, but at the same time he's damn honest. He knows where he's going. He's not buttering it up and he knows Fairchild is damned as well. He may have the Slayer and was the cover up, but for that I can't properly hate him like Jesus or some others.
"This isn't over. Not by a mile, not by an inch. We'll continue this conversation later. I might want to slug you, but not in a mech." You promise Josiah, the Kaiser putting its arms around the Flowerhorn and hugging Clemmy's mech tight."It would be difficult to turn the other cheek after one of your punches, so I'm grateful for that. Thank you." Josiah manages so sound just slightly sarcastic, but then lightens up, "I do intend to see just how strong you've become at some point, though. You'll get the chance to vent your anger.""What about me? You're both upsetting me, when do I get to vent my anger?" Clemmy grumbles.The Kaiser pats the Flowerhorn's raised head, "How about on the Avalonian commander? Do you want her?" You suggest."Really!? Yes! Oh Roarke, you're the sweetest!" Clemmy crows. She picks up the torn wings of the Harpy she pulled apart, and begins busily crushing them together and bending them, twisting them back and forth."Come on. Let's go." You turn and begin heading farther down the corridor. You keep a sharp eye on your ASP, expecting at any minute to run into something unpleasant.>[Roll 1d10+12, Awareness]
Rolled 3 + 12 (1d10 + 12)So once we capture Mordred whats the plan for her? I say we let Clemmy have some fun with her and then use her as bait to draw out Rin so we can capture her.>>727183
>>727060What was that guy's name from Escaflowne who fought mecha with just a greatsword?
>>727185Well, it's the bare minimum. Next highest challenge would be a 20 and that requires a 8.
Rolled 5 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>727183
Rolled 1 + 12 (1d10 + 12)>>727183>>727185Rin would Space Shirou or Space Saber. I don't think she was involved in Fate/ stay part where Mordred was. That entire uinverse is confusing though so yea
>>727203Apparently we aren't following it that closely, because Mordred talked about how much her Paladin and Lori were rivals
Rolled 9, 7, 8, 9, 8, 8, 3, 4 = 56 (8d10)>>727203Lordy what is with my rolls today?Ignore these rolls Wong.
You spot the thin wire stretched about ten meters off the ground just seconds before you would have hit it. You throw a cautionary arm out across the chests of the Flowerhorn and Slayer, pushing them back. Several steps. The wire is stretched across the end of the corridor, where it opens out into a large room. Scanning it, you can't see any mecha, but from another corridor down on the other end you can hear them approaching. You're also reading the signatures of a pair of fusion cores inside the room itself on either side of the door, although whether they're mecha themselves or bombs hooked up to the tripwire, you can't tell.>[Retreat and trip the wire with your harpoon while in the corridor]>[Crawl under it and trip the wire with your harpoon while a safe distance inside the room]>[Crawl under it but don't trip the wire at all]
>>727211Well shit WTF?>>727212Mecha-tripwire? What the hell man, that's a first for.>[Crawl under it and trip the wire with your harpoon while a safe distance inside the room]
>>727212>Wait for the other mechs to get closer, then>[Retreat and trip the wire with your harpoon while in the corridor]
>>727212>>[Retreat and trip the wire with your harpoon while in the corridor]Use their own traps against them. Either it damages some mechs or we just dragged two harpies to us.
Thanks for the suggestions.I figured it out. "I don't remember my jumpsuit being so tight. Maybe if I Just adjust the zipper a bit..."
>>727250Was almost Maria Carnegie.
>>727250Here's her mech and Background by the way: http://pastebin.com/yjbC1Hr9Dunno if Wong saw the updated version.
>>727212>[Crawl under it and trip the wire with your harpoon while a safe distance inside the room]I'm worried the explosion will collapse the corridor.
>>727300We could dig through pretty easily
>>727250Somewhere, there is a young officer with some furry undertones hanging out with his crew, playing with his guns.
>>727212>throw a piece of a harpy at the wire
>>727312Now I have to draw up a mech that uses a scaled up hand cannon...
>>727300Then splitting up the party would be a bad idea. The trap is either something to damage us or isolate us. If we don't do either, we're good. Remember, you never split the party.
Unless the vote changes significantly between now and tomorrow, it looks like the winning option is crawling under the wire and tripping it with your harpoon while a safe distance inside the room.See you glorious bastards at the same time tomorrow (technically today)
>>727447See you Wong
>>727369You can bring the others with you.
>>727447Seemed to be a split really, unless you count throwing a harpy limb a part of retreat, but we'll see you soon.
>>727471But I thought we didn't get to bring friends?
Damn, if any of our mechs had a ranged energy weapon we could try cutting the wire without tripping, but no such luck.>>727212>[Crawl under it but don't trip the wire at all]Everybody move along, leave the trap to be. Or see about disabling it from the other side without exploding our way out.
>>726827Meet the pilot of the Valkyrie. I considered basing her off of Cima, but I don't think that Rosita would unintentionally cause enough resentment in a friend for that to work. Even if she's probably stolen the heart of half of Kathrine's boyfriends by accident.
>>727807Aaand mecha: http://pastebin.com/LkDJjdpFIncidentally, the ace version would probably use an energy pool for even more fancy, while the mass production version would only have one active shield and a more standard weapons loadout.
>>727807>>727811Nice.Did you explain how how they got an EMW for it?
>>727815Rosita uses puppy eyes on Roarke Starwind. Its Super Effective!
>ADF-01 Lightning>Medium Striker Torso: C/S/K 8, 4 tons>Medium Striker Head: C/S/K 4, 2 tons>HeavyStriker L. Arm: C/S/K 6, 3 tons>Left Hand: 2 CP, 1 Space, 1 Kill, 0.5 tons>Heavy Striker R. Arm: C/S/K 6, 3 tons>Right Hand: 2 CP, 1 Space, 1 Kill, 0.5 tons>Medium Striker L. Leg: C/S/K 5, 2.5 tons>Medium Striker R. Leg: C/S/K 5, 2.5 tons>Base Frame Weight: 18 tons>Base Frame Cost: 38 CP >Armor: Medium Striker (4 SP, 4 CP, 2.0 tons) on all locations (Total: 24 CP, 12 tons) >Main Sensors (Head): 4 CP, 1 Space, 2 Kills, 1 ton>Backup Sensors (Torso): 2 CP, 2 Spaces, 2 Kills, 1 ton >Options: Torso Cockpit with Environment Pod (2 CP, 2 Spaces), Liftwire (0.3 CP), Spotlights (0.2 CP), Katz Deluxe Anti-Theft Codelock (0.2 CP) >Armaments:>'Kusanagi' (Handheld Katana): WA +1, 8K, Quick, AP, 24 CP, 6 Spaces, 4 tons (SE: +9 CP)>(Optional) Beam Magnum: WA +3, 10K, Range 650m, Clip-Fed (5 shots, 3 clips), 24.6 CP, 6 Spaces, 4 tons (SE: +9.5 CP)(WE: +2 CP)>Lightweight Standard Shield: 6 SP, 9 CP, 0 DA, 7 Spaces, 3 tons (SE: +2 CP)>Thrusters & Speed: 5 per leg, 3 per arm, 4 in the torso. Moves 700m per turn in flight or can run 250m, 20 CP>Total Weight: 39 tons >Total Cost: 134.7 CP ('Kusanagi') / 137.8 CP ('Beam Magnum')The pilot is named James McClintock, has a grudge against Martians, drinks more whisky than any human can safely consume, and has set his sights to take down Roarke Starwind to become the top Mecha Ace. Has spent the last 8 years touring the underground mecha fighting circuit.
>>727807>>727811I can see her suffering already. >"Say Kathy, I want to hold a tournament. Can you set that up?">Sighs, canceled her date, pulls another all nighterAlso, the Knights seem to be using at +16, while the orphans are using +12. Oddly enough, I don't think we've seen anything but 12, 14, and 16 for crew stats all quest. Does anyone know why?
Hm. Can anyone comment on:- Whether you take the MA penalty for Clumsy weapons for each such system you have mounted across your legs and on each leg, or just the largest penalty among all the systems?- How the Clumsy penalty is rounded if it's got a fraction in it?- Whether you can still punch with a Hand if it's holding something at the time?- Whether there's any way to pull something currently grappled at range with an Entangling weapon, or if it's just immobilized in place?>>727885They're the recommended values for crew skills for crews of different ranks.
>>727885It's their rank in terms of experience. 12 is a C. Fresh from the Academy and know how to pilot a machine, but has no real experience. 14 is B which are crews like the Kestrels and the average we've been facing. Experienced and more skilled. A is your elite crew. The really skilled ones who fought countless battles. They'd be close to SOUL tier in the navy and aces for us.
>>727885I ship Kathy with the Myrmidon's Pilot.
>Walkure DeltaZa Walkure (A Storm Dragon "Ace-ish" Mecha... Well, at least it isn't a Shinobi Harpy!)Heavy Striker Torso: C/S/K 10, 5 tons.Striker Head: C/S/K 3, 1.5 tons.Heavy Striker L. Arm: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tons.Heavy Striker R. Arm: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tons.Heavy Striker L. Leg: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tons.Heavy Striker R. Leg: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tons.Striker L. Wing: C/S/K 3, 1.5 tons.Striker R. Wing: C/S/K 3, 1.5 tons. Armor: Heavy Striker (5 SP, 5 CP, 2.5 tons) on Legs, Arms and Torso, while having Striker (3 SP, 3 CP, 1.5 tons) in Wings and Head.Main Sensors (Torso): 4 CP, 1 Space, 2 Kills, 1 ton. Options: Torso Cockpit with Environment Pod (2 CP, 2 Spaces), Torso Storage Module (1 CP, 1 Space), Liftwire (0.3 CP), Spotlights (0.2 CP), Stereo System (0.1 CP), Anti-Theft Code Lock(0.4 CP), Interservo Linkage System (Left Hand to Right Hand, and Right Hand to Left Hand, 6 CP).Armament:Head-Mounted Heavy Missile("Himitsu Heki: Tiro Finale!"): Range 1200m, WA +2, 12K, 1 rocket, 3 CP, 3 Spaces, 0.5 tons.Torso-Mounted Missile Pod("Owari da! BANISHMENTO ZIS WARUDO!"): Range 450m, WA 0, 6K, 10 Shots, 6 CP, 6 Spaces, 2 ton.Arms-Mounted Fists: WA 0, 4K, Handy, Quick, 6 CP, 6 Spaces, 2 tons (x2)(12 CP)Thrusters & Speed: 5 per Leg, 3 per Wing, allowing it to fly 600 meters per turn or run ??0m. 16,6875 CP.Design & Decor: (Its very ornated indeed) +2 Cool, 1CP.Weight: 44.5 tons as base (39.5 after 10 CP spent on Weight Efficiency).CP:139,6875 CP.
>>727972Pilot: Akai InazumaIs one of the "imoutos" of Oda Yoritomo and has been in the Yamato for almost as long as she can remember, her mother was one of the first to join the crew after the its formation and piloted a transformable winged bluegill, but was kind of yandere like about oda and didn't liked to talk about her past, eventually Akai's mother was killed in battle while trying to protect Oda from another ace's secret weapon, and Akai was adopted by the crew because she doesn't wanted to abandon the only home whe new to live in a maid café. So, to forget the loss of her mother she went full into old nippon culture and the word of the home-dweller sages, and wanted to became a pilot like "Oni-chan", but as nobody of the crew liked the idea of risking their newfound imouto in battle, they started to distract her by making her "train" in order to prove herself able of being a pilot(and submitting her to any weeaboo trainings they could think of).But when she got word of the tourney she just started to annoy everyone so much about wanting to fight in it that she finally was able of convincing Oda to give her a mech.The result was the Walkure, a mech good enough for an true Storm Dragon pilot.... And able to bring imouto back home.
Here's the completely up to date Myrmidon with all its variants: http://pastebin.com/bw0jkhUeThis is the version that Iskander Interstellar would be putting on the market.
And this is the Myrmidon Custom "Achilles" which is being piloted in the Tournament: http://pastebin.com/gd9a2WJT
>>727991Kathrine would either instantly take her under her wing or consider her a DEADLY RIVAL. Kathy's the type to actually care about the relative strength and prestige of the Storm Dragons and Red Siren's gang more than either Oda or Rosita. Mainly because Rosita blew off any concerns about that, and thus Kathy began to worry.>>727933>>727946Incidentally, there are rules for other crew costs hidden in the Advanced Tactics Manuel on page 85. The Rinehawk might be closing in on the 15 rank.
>mfw everyone is posting their fully-statted tournament mechs and I still don't have anything remotely submittableWell, guess I'll just skim through everyone's numbers, then.>>727811EMWs have a quarter of their damage in structual Kills, so the 7-Kill Naginata should have 1.75 Kills and weigh 0.875 tons.You also have an additional +1 bonus to melee damage done with your Medium Striker Arms, so you may wish to make a note that it will actually deal 8 Kills of damage.>>727855Similarly, your Heavy Striker Arms come with a +1 bonus to melee damage with your Kusanagi, so it will actually deal 9 Kills of damage in combat. You might want to make a note of this in case you forget during the fight.Like Projectile Weapon ammunition, Clips for additional reloads of your Magnum are assumed to be stored anywhere on your mech unless you specifically allocate Spaces to store them, so you don't actually have to spend Space Efficiency on them (and indeed might not be able to, if Wong isn't letting us Efficiency things down to 0). However, since Clips are discrete items, I do not believe that they can be assumed to occupy the same set of Spaces as the gun itself - you cannot hold a Clip in the same Hand as you hold a gun.>>727972As above, you may wish to make a note that your Fists actually deal 5 Kills of damage due to the +1 melee damage bonus from your Heavy Striker Arms.Your running MA is determined by your Weight. As you're at 44.5 tons pre-Efficiency, your land MA is 4 Hexes, or 200 meters.>>728034Your Beam Rifle should have Range 11 if I'm not wrong. Otherwise, nothing really leaps out at me.
>>728093Hm... Akai-chan don't think about it much anymore but on the inside she kind of miss having a real family, if Kathrine could get to her heart she would gradatively open up to her, alternately she would love to have a rival, but she wouldn't take it too seriously out of her mech.Lets see how this is going to roll ^^>>728096I know about the 5K part, but i didn't regard it as worth to mention in the sheet because Wong would probably perceive that anyway, but thanks for the attention and for the running MA part, i didn't found it in the book, ^^.
>>728113It's in the Core Rulebook, same table as the one you get your MV from.
>>728096I'll throw out the dutchman again. Been working on a defense loadout for it but that and other tweaks will take time. http://pastebin.com/7EPWmpMY
>>728138Melee range is range 0, not range 1; all your melee weapons (including the Ball and Chain) should have 1 less range.Apart from that, I didn't spot anything over a quick skim through other than that your Total cost makes reference to your cost 'after power plant', when you probably mean to refer to your hydraulics.
>>728096Huh, I must've forgotten to change the range increment. Thanks for pointing that out.Have you seen the Spartan and Gold-Tail?
>>727991>>728093I can see Agatha becoming very fond of Akai. She's had three kids and knows how to deal with the antics and might act motherly towards the Imouto. How would Akai respond?Don't really know how Agatha would deal with Kathy. Any thoughts there?
>>728034Decided to revamp the Myrmidon's Pilot.>Rohan Sune>29 Years Old>Born on Europa>Raised in a devout Hindu Family>Joined the Military as a Pilot, mustered out after 6 years>Hired by Bucephalus as a Test Pilot, eventually joined the Skunkworks program>Had to leave when his team was let go>Hired by Iskander Interstellar as a Test PilotSerious, quiet sort of guy. Jack of All Trades type pilot. Competing in the Tournament in order to give the Myrmidon some exposure and to earn a reputation as a stellar pilot for the future.Unknowingly a heart-throb thanks to his stylish good looks and formally polite demeanor. Has never had a romantic interest. Somewhat a straightedge as he's a Vegetarian, doesn't drink or smoke, etc.Thoughts?
Question: Can I put two heads on a Mech and Primary sensors in both?
>>728096What are you looking for? I was actually looking into the Mobius Zero and the Exus for inspiration for a Martian ace, but I've already got too many designs
>>728093>Mainly because Rosita blew off any concerns about that, and thus Kathy began to worry.Kek.Incidentally, are we using the tailing rules?
>>728464How many is too many? Cause I have three contestants but have made at least 5 different designs.
>>728554Well you can only use one. I got at least 10 mechs floating around at this point, only 3 of which I actually feel like using.
>>728587Only one contestant? Cause that's gonna suck.
>>728777As far as I remember. To be fair it stops someone just swamping the thing with all their shit.
>>728786True. Admittedly, I'd really like to see how these characters interact.On another note, did Wong say anything about using Alpha or Beta class armor?
>>728786Yes. Speaking of mecha, I'm working on reverse engineering some of the more common mecha to add to the Rogues Gallery. I'm almost done with the Knight, but if anyone wants to fully stat the Tulwar or Scimitar I'd appreciate it. Thread 5 would have the information you need.
>>728914I dont know if he said it specifically but I assume beta armour is not allowed. That said as far as I remember Karen got theblans for beta armour off the internet so who knows.
>>727471Looking back at this, this might be fine then. It may seal us in with them, but that'd only go poorly for them. A 'I'm not locked in here with you, YOU'RE locked in here with ME!' sort of situation and it would draw attention to us. After all, the other team is trying to shut down their weapons so any heat off them is good for us.>[Crawl under it and trip the wire with your harpoon while a safe distance inside the room]and bring our buddies with us.
>>728947Have figured out the Knight (except for tread bullshit), and the Scimitar. Speaking of:MARTIAN SCIMITARHeavy Striker Torso: C/S/K 10, 6 tonsHeavy Striker Head: C/S/K 5, 3 tonsHeavy Striker Left Wing C/S/K 5, 3 tonsHeavy Striker Right Wing C/S/K 5, 3 tonsMedium Striker Armor (4 SP, 2 tons all locations)(23 Tons, 41 CP)Main Sensors (Head): 4 CP, 1 Space, 2 Kills, 1 tonBackup Sensors (Torso): 2 CP, 2 Spaces, 2 Kills, 1 ton Options: Torso Cockpit with Environment Pod (2 CP, 2 Spaces), Storage Module (1 CP, 1 Space), Liftwire (0.3 CP), Spotlights (0.2 CP) Weapons Cross Linkage (Beam Guns, 2 CP)Armament:Duel Medium Beam Guns: Range 350m, WA +1, 3K, Infinite Ammo, 5 CP, 4 Spaces, 1.5 tonsThrusters: 6 CP worth of thrusters to give a total speed of 800mTotal Weight: 28 tonsTotal Cost: 68.5 CP
>>729095Would a jet need a liftwire?
>>729144I honestly tossed it in because it seemed like everyone had them.
>>729095Wow, Scimitars are cheap.
>>728960Asking because a mass-producible Medium Strikers with EMW's, High-yield Ranged Beam Weapons and Beta-Grade Armor is entirely doable and kinda terrifying.
>>729211Actually, it should be 67.5 CP, since it has a Head Cockpit with Ejector Seat (1 CP, 1 Space) instead of the Environment Pod. I reverse engineered the stats from these lines in the 5th thread:>Scimitar: 4SP, Torso 10K, Head 5K, Wings 5K each. Travel 800 meters per turn using both actions. Equipped with two fire-linked Medium Beam Guns with +1 WA and 3K damage. Cockpit in Head.>Tulwar: 5SP, Torso 12K, Head 6K, Wings 6K each. Travel 1000 meters per turn using both actions. Equipped with a Medium Cannon that does 6K with WA+0 and a Rocket Launcher that does 4K per missile and packs 10 missiles. Some have nonstandard loadout, being more powerful.
>>729214Its a lot easier to be cheap when you have less limbs.
>>729227Hold up, Tulwars are Indian. Samshirs and Saifs are directly Muslim related. What gives?>>729245No dude, I mean this:Iskander Interstellar Myrmidon Medium Striker Torso: C/S/K 8, 4 tonsMedium Striker Head: C/S/K 4, 2 tonsMedium Striker L. Arm: C/S/K 5, 2 tonsLeft Hand: 2 CP, 1 Space, 1 Kill, 0.5 tonsMedium Striker R. Arm: C/S/K 5, 2 tonsRight Hand: 2 CP, 1 Space, 1 Kill, 0.5 tonsMedium Striker L. Leg: C/S/K 5, 2 tonsMedium Striker R. Leg: C/S/K 5, 2 tons Armor: Medium Striker Beta Grade (6 CP, SP 4, 2 tons) all locations Frame Cost: 72 CPFrame Weight: 27 Tons Main Sensors (Head): 4 CP, 1 Space, 2 Kills, 1 tonBackup Sensors (Torso): 2 CP, 2 Spaces, 2 Kills, 1 ton Armament-"IBR-11" Beam Rifle: Range 11, WA +1, 8K, Infinite Ammo, 12 CP, 12 Spaces, 4 tons (Space Efficiency: 7, 3.5 CP)-"IEMW-01" Beam Saber: WA +1, 7K (6K+1, only 2K of structure), EMW (treats SP as 4 less than usual), 6 CP, 6 Spaces, 1 ton (Space Efficiency: 1, .5 CP Total)-Arm-Mounted Folding Shield: DA 0, SP 10, 15 CP, 1 Space, 5 tons Options: Torso Cockpit with Environment Pod (2 CP, 2 Spaces), Torso Storage Module (1 CP, 1 Space), Liftwire (.3 CP), Spot-lights (.2 CP), Deluxe Anti-Theft Lock (.4 CP) Base Mech Cost: 118.9 CPBase Mech Weight: 39.5 TonsThrusters: 12 MA [ 18 CP | (.45 * 39.5 = 18 ) | 19 Spaces: 3 in each arm, 2 in Torso, 5 in Each Leg ]Total Mech Cost: 136.9 CPTotal Mech Weight: 39.5 TonsIt's Expensive but still falls into the category of "Grunt" Mech. It's pretty much exclusively what an Officer would Pilot but two Myrmidons versus 3 Pumpkinseed-II's has me betting on the Myrmidons.
>>729278Meant to reply to this guy>>729211
>>729278>Hold up, Tulwars are Indian. Samshirs and Saifs are directly Muslim related. What gives?I dunno, I don't name them
Oh, here's a thing.>Gamma Armor Shield: DA 0, SP 8, 24 CP, 1 Space, 4 tons, [Gamma Armor will not Ablate to anything less than 8K Damage]>>729288Ah, right.
>>729321Gamma is definitely not allowed and I am pretty sure doesn't even exist yet.
>>729329Well aware. It's just a neat thing.Is Alpha Grade Armor as Useless as it looks? I mean, it'll resist large numbers of 1K but it's otherwise not worth the cost.
>>729384It would have uses for machines that operate in hazardous environments like fires or live wire situations. Would make for great rescue machines.
>>729384Probably mostly for guys on foot I imagine. Or if some prick decided to put a million 1K missiles on his mech. It'd stop a harpies beam scattergun.
MARTIAN TULWARMedium Weight Torso: C/S/K 12, 6 tonsMedium Weight Head: C/S/K 6, 3 tonsMedium Weight Left Wing C/S/K 6, 3 tonsMedium Weight Right Wing C/S/K 6, 3 tonsHeavy Striker Armor (5sp, 5 CP 2.5 tons all locations)(25 tons, 50CP)Main Sensors (Head): 4 CP, 1 Space, 2 Kills, 1 tonBackup Sensors (Torso): 2 CP, 2 Spaces, 2 Kills, 1 ton Options: Head Cockpit with Ejector Seat (1 CP, 1 Space), Storage Module (1 CP, 1 Space), Liftwire (0.3 CP), Spotlights (0.2 CP) Torso Mounted Rocket Launcher: Range 350m, WA 0, 4K, 10 rockets (can be fired singly or in a salvo), 4 CP, 4 Spaces, 1.5 tonsTorso Mounted Medium Cannon: Range 350m, WA 0, 6k, 35 shots, 8 CP, 5 Spaces, 3.5 tonsThrusters and speed: 9.6 CP of thrusters, mounted in the wings. 1000m MA.Total Weight: 32 TonsTotal Cost: 80.1 CPHave the reverse engineered Tulwar.
>>728463Yes. Generally speaking, you can mount whatever Servos you want on your mech, and mount whatever systems you want in those Servos, assuming you have Spaces to spare. There are admittedly some other restrictions on things you can and can't do, but having multiples of the same type of Servo is not among them.>>728464I'm not looking for anything in particular. I just seem mentally incapable of not making janky pieces of shit.>>728914Beta is almost certainly the purview of aces only. Not sure on Alpha, but I'm not sure how useful it'll be in this context.>>729214>>729278Beta Armor mainly obsoletes super-cheap mechs like the Harpy. Generally speaking, Bluegills and Pumpkinseed IIs already mount weapons with a high enough yield to ablate it. All that really happens is that the average damage of weapons is pushed up.But once systems on the level of Reactive Shields and Energy Pools become mass-producible, things will start becoming really scary.>>729321Shields are shields, and armor is armor. Shields are not armor (not mechanically, at least), and cannot gain the benefits of the various armor types. You can only purchase appropriate options on the Shields table for your Shields.>>729384Makes you less likely to get wrecked by swarms of extremely cheap mechs, or Roadstrikers geared towards killing mechs. Of course, more expensive Roadstrikers using out-of-scale weapons will still wreck you, but I don't think Wong would allow anything like that.
>>729475>Shields are not armor (not mechanically, at least), and cannot gain the benefits of the various armor types.Maybe you should take a look at the section for the different armour types again.
>>729516Huh. Not sure how I've never noticed that before.
>>729446Although I generally round thrusters, that's wonderful! Yes, this is the canon form of the Tulwar, although they're frequently customized (most commonly with 5 points of Weight Efficiency for 29.5 tons, or with the weapons modified, Mohammed's original had two linked Medium Cannons). The only thing I'll change when I add it to the pastebin is giving the head cockpit a proper environment pod like most of the bigger mecha have instead of just an ejector seat.Thank you for doing that. Honestly, I kept meaning to do the Tulwar and then getting distracted by mecha that could actually hurt Roarke.As you can see, the Tulwar is cheap and the Scimitar even cheaper. It's fast, and despite being a bit unwieldy compared to a Harpy in humanoid form it can generally wreck your typical pirate mecha. When it comes to anti-pirate fighting, the Martians actually have a solid edge on the Jovians with their Bluegills and Pumpkinseeds.
>>729475>Bluegills and Pumpkinseed IIs already mount weapons with a high enough yield to ablate it.Missiles and melee weapons only at the moment. And the Pumpkinseed's cannon. It seems that no one else has had the idea of building compact beam weapons yet.>Shields are shields, and armor is armor. Shields are not armor (not mechanically, at least), and cannot gain the benefits of the various armor types. You can only purchase appropriate options on the Shields table for your Shields.Shields can be made out of different armor materials.It's unfortunate that a halfway decent shield is pretty expensive.
>>729278>Hold up, Tulwars are Indian. Samshirs and Saifs are directly Muslim related. What gives?Tulwars can be found in Pakistan too, can't they? Martian mecha aren't actually limited to being named after Muslim weapons, you could very easily have a Glaive or Halberd show up, the Khanda is also Indian.>>729095Missed this, see >>729602
>>729602Why is called a Tulwar?
>>729623Because their names have a sword theme
>>729617>Tulwars can be found in Pakistan too, can't they? Martian mecha aren't actually limited to being named after Muslim weapons, you could very easily have a Glaive or Halberd show up, the Khanda is also Indian.Fair enough. Now that I think about it, the Mughals did use Tulwars but it's such an obscure weapon comparatively.
>>729623Martian mecha starfighters are named after swords.
>>729602>>729617Technically the Tulwar can swap out its ammo load to 15 standard rounds and 5 anti armor shots for no extra cost, if it thinks its going to be fighting heavily armored mecha. That's probably standard practice for fighting Paladins, because its not like you are going to actually last long enough to run out of ammo.
>>729640>>729647Apparently not. As for why, I meant more lorewise. Why'd they decide on that name?
>>729617'ey Wong, what's up?Question for you, What Mechs are the Lunar and Venusian forces using?And did you get to read the pilot Bios?
>>729663Because Martian mechs have a sword name theme. Same way that Grumman corporation aircraft get named after cats, and other US fighter names are bird-themed.
>>729602>Yes, this is the canon form of the Tulwar, although they're frequently customizedPic, (and Pastebin) related? http://pastebin.com/ySi3QU1J
whats a good name for are growing nation in the belt? a german name that relate's to a bird of prey would keep into are name patern i think.
>>729095>>729446I'm confused as to the purpose of mounting a Head on what is clearly a Mechafighter (and therefore does not take any penalties for not having Sensors in a Head servo), apart from presumably needing the extra Spaces and the bonus to eject.Then again, I suppose having a higher chance to survive ejecting is a pretty good selling point for a grunt unit.
>>729791Falconia, not just for the bird name but because they idea of it fits really well with Roarke's plan
>>729681The RCC tends towards more Jovian-pattern mecha, such as the Cardinal, but Lunar mecha in general are very likely to transform and are usually named after birds. It's hard to say "very likely", on second thought, because a lot of what Lunar mecha do is fill in gaps the Martian and Jovian corporations ignore. For example, the Tern shuttlecraft is virtually ubiquitous just because nobody else really put much thought into making a shuttle and usually just refitted Tulwars to have bigger cockpits, while the designers of the Tern cared about things like "leg room" and "cupholders".
>>729791AdlerstaatMeans 'eagle state'
>>729806>it has cupholdersI'll take twenty.
>>729791Eisentor, the Iron Gate. Got to go through it to get to Earth and Mars or Jupiter after all.
>>729808that's actualy very awesome. also sounds like something a german would call america.
Hey Wong, did you decide what upgrade we're getting from Fatima since we finally slept with her?>>729791Why German?
>>729806Huh, neat. Venus doesn't get any non-RCC or Lunar Mechs?Can we assume there's a bunch of Bird names for the Lunar Mechs and you'll just stat them out later?Cause Osprey sounds cool for a Frontline mech and the idea of a White Hat version of the Harpy called the Sparrowhawk amuses me.
>>729834the knuckle kaiser. kaiser meaning a german king or emporer.
>>729853Eh, your right but Roarke himself is Irish so wouldn't it make more sense for it to be irish?
I thought he was Jovian
>>729865Nothing we have is overtly Irish though
>>729853Also Rhinehawk. Totally wasn't originally supposed to be Rimehawk. Nope. Nuh-uh, always was Rhinehawk.>>729834I'll summarize, it's called Kaiser Kick and gives your dropkicks the Disruptor property, which is like AP for beam and reactive shields.
Confession: I think Knuckle Kaiser is a dumb name and I'm surprised more people don't snicker when its full name is mentioned.Black Ogre sounds badass though.
>>729853Also Rhinehawk.>>729865Practically nobody speaks Irish today, including Irish people. Irish is almost certainly a dead language at this point.
>>729865well i guess we have some irish blood from are father. but i like to believe that are mother is german, and that she had a few german words she taught us. like kaiser.
>>729869Ionian if you want to get specific.
>>729883Wait isn't our mother Irish and our dad is an Aussie?
>>729876Try saying it in hotblooded engrish.
>>729876If there was a well-known mass-murderer named "Twinkle-nosehairs" you wouldn't laugh at his name, you would run.Reputation is a hell of a drug.
>>729876Our name is Roarke StarwindHis First Mate is named Miles LongshadowHis brother took 'Cassius Cosimo Cavalier' as an aliasHis pirate fleet is led by an idol, a black weaboo, climatologist Harlock, and an operatorWe're too full of ridiculous for me to give a fuck
>>729891It has been so long since your ancestors lived on Terra that it's a bit moot. Bruce Kelly is an exception since he was literally born on Australia.
>>729894Not gonna lie, I'd probably laugh when he's very far away from me. Like if I was online.
>>729876>>729901This is the type of shit you get when peoples souls arent weighed down by gravity.
>>729906of the two names offered(alderstaat and eisentor) which do you like as a nation or colony?
>>729892Wait, shit, I messed up.
>>729876At the end of the day we're called the Bull of Io which is about as perfect a nickname as Roarke can possibly get considering what it actually means
>>729901>His pirate fleet is led by an idol, a black weaboo, climatologist Harlock, and an operatorTo be fair, that Idol technically isn't part of the pirate fleet. Also, as far as I can tell she doesn't actually run anything. Instead she seems to use sheer charisma to compensate for not bothering to read reports.And Kathrine worked so hard on them too...
>>729921>weighed down by gravity.I know this originates in Gundam but that's a nonsensical phrase.
>>729940I want to hug the Katherine and tell her I appreciate her.
>>729941You would think that since gravity is weighing down your soul.
>>728295That depends on the situation in which they meet at the stat of mind of Akai-chan in that moment, for example, in most of time she talks mostly normally ith a little weaboo shenanigans, but when she feels th need she goes full chuuni on people.Its possible that Akai start trusting agatha and enjoying to spend time with her "Senpai", but she probable wouln't trust her much in the beginning and maybe even call her "Oba-san" while in chuuni mode.Alternatively, the idea of having a life out of the dragons or to have people to care about besides her adoptive family is strange to her as she tries to not think much about her mother thing, and so, she may be a little divided between giving attention to Kathy or Agatha, or to focus in being "The Akai Yokai" in the future.
>>729934>The ravishing of a princess frm Europa and given the opportunity to rule her own kingdom.Holy sheeeeeto
>>729934That effectively means Zeus, right?
>>729929Front guy even looks like a brown haired Roarke. As if he thought dying his hair and going shirtless would get him into a tourney to take on Wu-fei the traitor.
>>729951Yup, plus the calling someone the Bull of Io is also basically calling them Zeus the man who loved to put his dick in everything
>>729959Now I feel that people from Charon would probably get discriminated agains cause of the whole Neo-Greco-Roman Religion thing.
>>729977I think people would just be really superstitious about it.
Rolled 1 + 6 (1d10 + 6)"Hold on." You slowly, carefully back your comrades up, and scan around for further tripwires. It seems like there's just the one. You pause to think momentarily. Leaving it like this just guarantees that someone is going to be thrown into it or stumble over it at some point, probably someone you like. You briefly consider backing up and setting it off, but then you consider the mindset of those fleeing Harpies, expecting pursuit from this direction. It wouldn't surprise you at all if this is supposed to collapse the hallway.You decide to take your chances, and drop to all fours in your mech, scurrying underneath the wire and getting a look at the two fusion cores set up on either side of the corridor, "Alright, do what I just did. Don't snag your back thrusters on that wire." You cast a look down the hallway on the other end of the room, which seems to be a disused storage or maintenance area. You're definitely reading approaching mecha, but the amount of wall between you and them makes it impossible to work anything else out. Your comrades follow you, and you pull back to the center of the room, engaging your harpoon and slicing the wire easily. The ensuing explosion rocks the floor, lines of blowcord igniting and glowing as the flame hisses up into the ceiling...where an even larger explosion in the ducts above the corridor you came in by knocks you nearly off your feet and drops several support struts and reinforcing metal plates into the corridor. You're confident the Kaiser would have survived it, but it would have been a pain to dig your way out and it likely would have damaged you. Either way, unless you want to dig yourself out while in combat, there's now only one exit from this room...and a dozen Knights, shields held in front of them and lances poised to fire, are marching towards you from that exit.>[Roll 1d10+6 initiative and issue orders to your squad. Clemmy has her powerful beam sabers and magnetic grappling harpoons, Josiah has powerful beam sabers of his own and his 12K Burst Missiles]
>>729947Going to point out that everything is always weighed down by gravity, no matter how far it's from an object with mass.
Rolled 7 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>729993
>>729941It's a bit less so when you realize the speaker's father literally believed that humankind migrating to space en masse would cause them to all evolve into Newtypes.Although that's also kind of nonsensical.
>>729994Yeah but gravity obviously doesn't weigh you down as hard in space.
>>729940She's very good at delegation.
>>729946Yeah, the sidestory at the start of thread 40 really inspired Katherine particularly this exchange:>"Not unless your own mechanics were wrong about it. Didn't you read their report?" Samantha looks sidelong at the taller woman.>Rosita smiles and shrugs, "If it was urgent I'm sure someone would have told me directly."Thus, the detail oriented sidekick Katherine was born.
>>729916Oh no doubt, but not when he is in arms reach of you.
>>729959So, as a Thunderbird, you're saying that Roarke has a metaphysical manifestation of Zeus in his noggin? And all this while, including the seducing and bloodthirstiness was intentional?
>>730005Its only nonsensical if it doesn't work.
Rolled 6 + 6 (1d10 + 6)>>729993well, here we go.
>>729993>Have Josiah unless his missles while us and Clemmy rush into them from either side us going far left her going far right>>730020No, but boy isn't that a coincidence
>mfw people are making their pilots so detailed and have such high expectations of how they're supposed to act
>>729994What exactly are you referring to by 'down' in this instance?
Rolled 5 + 6 (1d10 + 6)>>729993
>>730039Reason why I keep mine simple man. I know the feel and won't push ya.
>>730039I could make my eventual pilot a faceless everyman if it makes you feel better?
>>730039As long as my guy is a zealot and his main goal is dying gloriously in battle do whatever you want
>>730039This is why mine is just an old antisocial dude in a gas mask.
>>729993>*Smiles* "It seems that they just run into the DANGER ZONE"*starts playing music*>>730032>"Josiah, some fire support would help, could you do the honors? Clemmy, you go to the left, i go to the right and we met in the middle of them... Sounds like a plan to you?"
>>730046Like, for example, I'm seeing people talk about some second in command for Rosita and how she would interact with EVERYBODY and I'm scrambling to parse even a little of it. Storm Dragon Chuuni girl WAS fine but now she's gone the same way. I can't keep up.Maybe I've made a terrible mistake somewhere.
Red Sirens new album was "Wolf Girl" right?
>>730020oh dear god it all makes sence now!
>>730067Just make the ultimate heel turn and have them all die in the first battle
>>730024Well, instead of having kids the Newtypes tended to get thrown into the cockpit of a mobile suit and sent to fight whichever terrifying monster Newtype had the titular white gundam unit in that series, so they periodically go nearly extinct.
>>730039Mine has one paragraph of story i posted here ealier, but i don't expect too much, i was just awnsering Sparthan and Valyrie-Senpai in how i would develop her if given chance.
>>730039Mr.Wong, desu this is what you get with a passionate fanbase. We do enjoy your story and the upcoming tourney is an opportunity to invest ourselves more into the story. However, a piece of advice from my hero, Caped Baldy for those with pilot backstories.>ENOUGH YOU IDIOTS! SHORTEN IT TO TWENTY WORDS OR LESS!
>>730068Yes. Yes it is.
>>730067Just make them keep it simple. If they go overly fancy, simplify it. Tell them you are going to do it, but do so to save yourself grief.
Current SPACE JAM Contestants and their Mechs:>Agatha MacGregor: BHI Morgan Custom "Spartan">Akai Inazumi: Walkure Delta>Finn Bodvarsson: Huscarl>James McClintock: ADF-01 Lightning>Kathrine Archibald: Valkyrie Close Assault Mech>Rohan Sune: Myrmidon Custom "Achilles"Unnamed Characters>Not!Doan: Dutchman>Rebellious Girl: Gold-Tail>Gasmask Guy: FreebooterDid I forget anyone?
>>730089Huh, strange, i don't remember removing the namefagging.>>730067Hey, Wong-sama, please, you don't have to get much stressed up for chuuni, i was just theorizing about stuff with senpais, but i never expected that everything would go 100% that way and that you have to guess what i would like for chuuni or something, don't need to be worried, you can take her in the direction you want man, i'm okay with it.
>>730129I believe that the Gold Tail and the Myrmidon are by the same fellow
>>730067>>730039Honestly, just do what comes naturally when you write the characters. We can shorten who they are down to a sentence and you can just take it wherever you want from there.
>>730129Possible names for gasmask man include Monk, Funk, Junk, Lunk, Chunk, Drunk, Skunk, Trunk and Punk.
Rolled 7 + 17 (1d10 + 17)"Josiah, hit them while they're still bunched up. Clemmy, go left, I'll go right. Ready?"Josiah rubs his forehead, "I swear, I was supposed to be in command of defeating Avalon here. Why am I taking orders again?""Admiral outranks Lieutenant." Clemmy points out, "Plus it's a smart idea.""Right, yes. That's why." The priest twists his mech's shoulder, and with a push from the fan-feathered tail angles a rocket launcher into position, "Here it goes." Unlike previous iterations of the S-Slayer, it doesn't fire a bunch of small shaped charges, but rather one huge, multi-finned missile trailing white fire.[Continued]
>>730067Short form of my character:Ex military girl who is the serious strait woman to Red Siren. Is comically overworked because of Red Siren's delegation habits, but they're still good friends.Whenever Red Siren tells her not to worry because X will work itself out, she starts to worry about X.
Rolled 8 + 17 (1d10 + 17)Right then, let me roll a +17 for the moment we start punching things to help Wong.
>>730105I'm not actually entering this either; it'll get utterly destroyed. I was just bored earlier.>Dragon-loving engineer fired from workshop for stealing parts to upsize favorite children's toy, escapes police to seek employment with pirates.http://pastebin.com/iTUZYAsa
I wonder what each of our girls kinks are?I bet Rosita's is Hand Holding
Rolled 9, 7, 10, 3, 5, 9, 8, 6, 9, 2, 7, 5, 8, 7, 2, 7, 10, 4, 10, 1, 10 = 139 (21d10)>>730181
>>730206Well thats a lot of high numbers.
>>730206Avalon doesn't want to job today, too bad Roarke's gonna make them
Don't worry guys, I'll still give it my all with your characters (and the tournament structure will help). This is my Plus Ultra!
>>730205>Implying Clemmy's isn't handholding while engaging in intense wrestling/CQC with Roarke
>>730067>>730182Daughter of an Storm Dragons ace that got chuuni after trying to forget the emptyness left by her mothers death, is has power delusions about being much more powerfull than she really is because of her training, but even if she believes that her destiny is to be the best pilot under Oda's wings... inside her heart she miss having a real family, but won't admit it.
>>730205Please. Fa is an exhibitionist, Clemmy is hand holding/kissing obviously, Karen is toys, Rosita is roses and candles, Sam is S&M, and Lori is addicted to giving footjobs.
>>730217Oh, no, those are all of the locations Josiah just hit.
>>730206Well, thats Blast rolls for 6 Knights and each 10 is one for the SPECIAL table. One of them is having a especially bad day.
I'm so sorry for all the metal...
Rolled 3, 6, 3 = 12 (3d10)>>730206Rerolling all 9s because that's a location Knights don't have (they have no wings, tails, or other greebles)
Rolled 2, 4, 5, 1 = 12 (4d10)>>730229Alright so rolling for the four 10s on the special chart
No Tracklist ver.
Rolled 7, 5, 10, 8 = 30 (4d10)>>730206Rolling 10s.
>>730269So someone explodes and another goes on the cinematic roll.Another gets gib and one loses a shield. Bloody hell Josiah.
Rolled 10, 6 = 16 (2d10)>>7302698's a cinematic damage hit. Rolling for the powerplant explosion too, because why not? Bear with me, guys.
>>730067Quick Summary of the Characters to make things easier.>Agatha MacGregor: Old Widowed Veteran looking for new purpose in life.>Akai Inazumi: Chuunibyou girl who is the Storm Dragons' collective Imouto>Finn Bodvarsson: Crazy Neo-Viking Cyclops looking for a glorious death.>James McClintock: Professional Mecha Tourney Pilot looking to face and Defeat Roarke>Kathrine Archibald: Red Siren's long suffering 2nd in Command who wants some recognition for her work>Rohan Sune: Bookish Test pilot for small Corp who is trying to make a name for himself>Not!Doan: I think there was something about helping orphans?>Rebellious Girl: Street Punk who wants to join the Kestrels and become a real Pirate>Skunk the Lunk: Antisocial Paranoid Veteran who never takes off his gas mask [In my mind, He either sounds like the Pyro or has a ridiculous German Accent]I think that's Everyone?
>>730289And cinematic guy is down! Explosion guy doesn't die from an explosion.
>>730289Another mech shutdown, thats 3 out of combat now because of the crits.How do burst location roll works? why he rolled 21 dice when there is only 12 guys?
>>730238Do you want suggestions for Song Names?
>>730284It's actually not that bad. The one hit in the cockpit actually survives because blast damage caps at 5K and then starts building on another location, Knights have 6K SP.
>>730304That is true, but man that probably scared the guy shitless.
>>730304...Actually, no, the guy who was hit in the cockpit was the one in the hex Josiah hit to begin with. Well, I fucked THAT up. HE'S dead for sure.
>>730303My wolf to be (its actually a love song written with Roarke in mind after she heard fatima calling him "My Wolf")
>>730305I won't lie it's completely a Momiji reference.
>>730310So, with the 2 we killed and the dozen here, thats 14 knights. We are well on our way to killing a quarter of Morgan's elite knight crew. That is just our team, not accounting for those going after Flint or B team.
>>730175Does he have a ridiculous German Accent?
>>730304Do Missiles only do Blast damage?
>>730348Idk about him, but chuuni should speak in engrisu a lot, desu~
>>730348Dont know, Hunk is pretty much an edgelord though from what I know. Also the only competent member of umbrella that doesnt get turned into a monster.
>730303>730238This one is all song names strung together to tell a basic story, 1 bad moon rising - ccr 2 a wolf at the door - radiohead 3 wolf bite - owl city 4 bark at the moon - ozzy osbourne 5 new moon rising - wolf mother 6 she wolf - megadeth 7 hungry like the wolf - duran duran the blank version is if Wong would like to make up his own names.
>>730206>3, 7, 10 (7)This poor son of a bitch is dead. Dead dead dead dead dead, he took a 12K cockpit hit. Ignore the 3 and 7, those were fuckups.>3, 5, 6, This guy's alright. He took 5K to the Torso (meaning just -1 SP and no direct damage), and two 5Ks to the right arm (-2 SP)>8, 6, 3, Also okay. -1 SP to the Left Arm, Right Arm, and Torso.>2, 7, 5, Ditto. -1 SP to both Arms and the Torso.>8, 7, 2, -2 SP to the Left Arm, -1 SP to the Torso.>7, 10, 4, -1 SP to his Left Arm and Torso, the blast also severed his shield mount.>10, 1, 10Both tremendously lucky and tremendously unlucky. -1 SP to the head, survived a powerplant hit BUT his Knight shut down. Oh, -1 SP to his Torso, too.If they were Harpies pretty much every last one of them would probably be dead.
>>730339Well quality beats quantity. And we have an exSF operator, certified yandere cqc expert, and the Bull of Io.
>>730382So, one dead, one out of combat, one guy that can't arry and its going to die if he doesn't eject.4 people with an 5SP torso.
>>730376Isn't Wesker really competent? He's infected but not a monster. I think.
>>730390Thats the thing though, these are A rank crew. 16 points across the board and Knights are likely about 100 cp each. With a dozen machines that is 1200 CP, or 3 400 cp units and we took out two with a single missile. He should have another one ready.
"To be honest, I think this thing could be more efficient. It's an anti-Harpy weapon." Josiah comments phlegmatically as the missile lodges directly inside the cockpit of the Knight in the center...and explodes. Chunks of metal knock the six Knights surrounding him around, one lodging between the shield and the arm of the knight in front of him and making it fall to the floor with a tremendous clatter. Another strikes a powerplant, and sparks fly over the framework of one of the Knights behind the now-deceased initial target before it collapses, nonfunctional.Ten remain, one without a shield and somewhat battered, four others also looking rather torn up. You're sure you've seen Richard testing ballistics on a missile like this before, and yes, it WAS meant for Harpies. The Knights are large, beefy mecha compared to typical pirate fare.>[Someone already rolled an 8+17, but we still need more! Feed me more 1d10+17s!]
>>730431He turned into a giant worm monster.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVZVo2J53TM
Rolled 7 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>730444Punch as many cockpits as possible
>>730433Knights are Heavy Strikers with Mediumweight armor, right?
Rolled 5 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>730444
Rolled 8 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>730444
Rolled 8 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>730444I think we can afford to avoid cockpit hits with the stragglers once we drop the numbers a bit.
Rolled 3 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>730444
>>730470They knew what they were getting into, better to get this done fast as possible so we have less deaths on ourside
Rolled 4 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>730444That's a 12K missile with Blast, right?
>>730471Test. Pls ignore
>>730458This is what I've reverse engineered:AVALONIAN KNIGHTHeavy Striker Torso: C/S/K 10, 5 tonsHeavy Striker Head: C/S/K 5, 2.5 tonsHeavy Striker L. Arm: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tonsLeft Hand: 2 CP, 1 Space, 1 Kill, 0.5 tonsHeavy Striker R. Arm: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tonsRight Hand: 2 CP, 1 Space, 1 Kill, 0.5 tonsHeavy Striker L. Leg: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tonsHeavy Striker R. Leg: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tons43 cp (18.5 Tons)Armor: Medium Weight (6 CP, 6 SP, 3.0 tons) on all locations (36CP) (18 tonsArmament: The Knight uses a Mated Cannon and Lance, a hit of 6K to either will destroy both. The CP, Spaces, and Weight listed for either form is shared and not added twice to its cost. (18 CP)[Handheld] Avalonian Lance (Lance form): WA 0, 6K, 9 CP, 6 Spaces, 3 tons[Handheld] Avalonian Lance (Cannon form): Range 350 meters, WA 0, 6K, Ammo 10, 3 reloads, 9 CP, 6 Spaces, 3 tons.[Arm-Mounted] Medium Shield: DA -2, SP 9, 9 CP, 4.5 tonsThrusters: 7 thrusters stored in allowing them to jump 200m at a time, without the capacity for in-gravity flight, but they can run 300m per ten seconds (30m/s) and the sophisticated system of treads built into their feet, reminiscent of a very complicated rollerskate, lets them ignore terrain that would severely hinder you. Treads: ??Total weight: 43? TonsTotal Cost: 104 CPI'm not sure what the tread things cost, but they may be as much as 15 CP, which would be almost comically suboptimal.
>>730478Yeah, but if its getting to the point where we've already won the encounter, there's no real reason to go for cockpit hits.
>>730484There's a lot that's suboptimal in this system and the devs really, really should have gone "yo this isn't as point-efficient as tons of thrusters but better represents more primitive mecha because we're trying to cover a tremendous tech range here".
>>730503Do you remember a certain Rashad Abujamal?
>>730484Huh, that's a pretty Heavy mech for something that makes up the bulk of their forces.The Lance-Cannon is pretty neat.
>>730516That is true.. and avalonians are known to explode on failure.
>>730506Wong how close are we to getting to 10 renown?>>730503Better to just get rid of them
>>730520Their striders seem to be based around the old philosophy of war mechs. Heavy, bulky, and big. Fits well with the fact thats probably the only thing the Green Lady remembers of them. If they stuck to planets, having them be land based isn't a bad idea.
>>730186>>730454>>730462>>730469at +12>>730484Oh, the melee-form lance should actually be 7K, I forgot to add the +1 from the arm servos.
Rolled 1, 5, 9, 2 = 17 (4d10)>>730552Naturally I forgot to roll!
>>730558And parries at +10...oh wait, no, it's literally not possible for them to block you in time on any of those hits. You just took down four Avalonian Knights in ten seconds, personally. Roughly 2.5 seconds per mech.
>>730558Well the first one got pulverized to bits.
>>730570God were fucking frightening have we been using the plus 2 accuracy on our fists?
Rolled 1, 9, 3, 9 = 22 (4d10)Clemmy makes two attacks at +16. They dodge at +12.
>>730570And the first one was a megacrit. Bloody hell the footage is going to leak EVERYWHERE.
>>730570Hail to the King, baby.
>>730570Probably just went through them like hot knife through butter. And the final fatality would be Roarke peering through the hole he made with the Kaiser Grin and saying,>Here's Roarke
>>730572Two of them took Megacrits, actually. One took a crit. One took a normal hit.
>>730584Yes, hence +17 instead of +15...but thank you for reminding me, someone give me a 1d10+15 Intimidation.
>>730601I think a scarier way to do it would be counting them. We're up to 6 knights now, and only blood and oil is marring the kaiser's body.
Rolled 2 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>730617Time to make people shit their pants
Rolled 3 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>730617Done
Rolled 10 + 10 (1d10 + 10)>>730588And a parry at +10 versus a 17. The 25 is unbeatable for them.
Rolled 9 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>730617Could we use our maneuver pool to boost it? I think it would refresh at the end of combat anyway.
>>730624They all lose an action. Let me take a minute to think about whether multiple megacrits in a round means multiple Intimidation rolls.
>>730643He punches through them hard enough that his fists not only proceed to go through the machine, but then kill the knights behind them.
>>730643>Whenever the Knuckle Kaiser sustains at least 1 Kill of damage to the Head servo, or scores a critical hit, the pilot gets to make an Intimidate roll as a free action.Seems pretty black and white according to the rules. Whenever he gets a crit, he gets to make an intimidation roll as a free action.
>>730670And there were three crits. Two were megacrits. With the progression of the rolls, it sort of fits too. After all, they might charge at him, but then he'll just kill 4 more.
When we get back home we should do something fun with Athena, we did give her a promise. Maybe we can take her for training with Master Asia
>>730685She gets front row seats to the concert.
>>730685Dress up as the Box Gun-Kaiser and be the big spooky monster for her and Banana to beat.
>>730721Who the hell's Banana?
You take the ones on your side. It's as simple as that. You stiffen your right hand like a spear, and the thrusters in your new shields roar.Your mech has always been strong, but the Knuckle Kaiser in its previous iterations was always a customized Thoroughbred MP. Now, it's something else. Something infinitely more terrifying. A love letter forged with the obsessive desire of a girl who has watched you launch in every flight over the course of becoming a woman, written in black, white, and red. The elegant cursive of her feelings is conveyed in lines of ridged metal and the supple responsiveness of servos almost as sophisticated as living tissue. A true Black Ogre. You put your right hand directly through the guts of the closest Knight, and driven by your lunge the two of you lurch backwards, spearing a second Knight through the cockpit as well, your hand emerging from its back. The Kaiser's right arm is buried to the shoulder in metal, circuitry, and a trace amount of organic tissue. Perhaps that's why the other two dare to approach you. It doesn't matter. Your left hand grabs ahold of the cockpit of the first, claws digging deep to crush and rend, then swinging wide in a backhand that eviscerates the fourth. The Kaiser's mask flips up, oil spattering its pristine face, and you hear a muffled version of a dissonant shriek over the comms, one that must be deafening to your opponents. They freeze in place...all but one. The one who lost his shield.Clemmy effortlessly slashes through the cockpit of one, both arms describing a windmill that divides the Knight into four pieces...but as she whirls on the shieldless one, whose plating is a bit more ornate, he parries with his lance. It snaps. That one had been at the head of the formation, perhaps a leader.You pause momentarily. You had been feeling inwardly slightly conflicted about killing Loriette's people. They might be enemies of the UJCIDF, but they've never personally threatened your freedom...however, seeing them fight, you begin to understand. A death in battle, serving one's lord, is an honorable fate for them. Seven have fallen, five remain, one disarmed. They all seem paralyzed with fear of the great black monster that is ripping them apart the way you imagine one of the Paladins might tear apart Scimitars or Bluegills. It must be an awful feeling for them, they're skilled pilots, likely veteran warriors, faced with something they can neither understand nor defeat.You pull your arm out of the two Knights you impaled, and salute them with the oil-dripping appendage.>[Finish them?]
Hey Wong, what was your ruling on alternate armor types?
>>730760Ask them to surrender?
>>730760Finish them. They're warriors and anything less without them surrendering is an insult.
>>730760>"anyone wants out, nows the time"
>>730760>Finish themWe have bigger fish to fry and we won't really get a good ransom from any of them
>>730760Take them. Nonleathally if possible. I want to keep the commander around for LorI to laugh at, do I might as well be consistent
>>730757The kid Athena likely plays with.>>730760"Eject and live, or stay and die like soldiers. Your choice." Then move in for the kills.
>>730760"Knights, your braverly and refusal to flee in the face of overwhelming combat power is commendable. I salute you.In recognition of this, I offer you quarter; to lay down your arms and cease hostilities."
>>730788No. Either surrender or die. Disabling them only gives them the chance to detonate their powerplants. Mercy is a luxury of the strong, and we aren't strong enough to leave hostiles at our backs.
>>730760Kill them dead. We arent here to hold peoples hands and they might blow themselves up if we give them the chance.
>>730798This.>>730791Then this.If they resist, finish them.
Hey Wong does Roarke know about Amos yet?
>>730760You know, I just realized something. With our upgrade done, any Knight we kill is going to give us CP. There are 30 knights in this base. We will have so much CP for fist bits and extra bits.
You hail them. "If you wish to leave, then go. Tell your commander what awaits, and surrender this asteroid to the Iron Kestrels. If not, I will handle you personally."None of them budge. The leader stoops down and picks up a pair of his downed comrades' lances, one in each hand. With a deft flick of his wrist, he switches one to a reverse grip, peels back the shattered torso armor of the Knight whose powerplant was struck, and digs out the cockpit ball, rolling it away down the corridor behind him. The other four raise their shields, and couch their lances.An old man's voice reaches your ears, "Sirrah, in the name of the Lady, we do not yield, but we will sing your praises in the afterlife. It is a privilege to die in battle against such a warrior." Each of them raises their lance in salute before resuming their fighting stance.You gesture for Clemmy and Josiah to stand back, "It is an honor to face such brave and commendable foes. You have my utmost respect.">[Feed me 1d10+17s]
Rolled 9 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>730845But what to do with Mordred's mech and the other ace's? I say we give them to Miles and Richard to make new mechs since their still in harpies>>730849Yatatatatata
Rolled 8 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>730849Been a while since I caught a live thread, feels good
Rolled 9 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>730853We'll have enough parts for all our aces by the ends of it plus any scrap we get. This place is a gold mine for a iron core.>>730849Good night, sir knight.
Rolled 10 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>730849For Honor.
Rolled 10, 6, 2, 5 = 23 (4d10)>>730853>>730863>>730864>>730865Superlative. +12.
Rolled 10 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>730849
>>730853>>730863>>730864>>730865Those are some fucked knights
>>730866Welp. All full megacrits.
>>730868Honouring them with a taste of our full power.
>>730866And that makes 10 knights killed by roarke. 33% percent of their order, wiped out by Roarke himself.
Rolled 8, 3 = 11 (2d10)And two attacks from the survivor, give me 1d10+15s.Again, +12
Rolled 5 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>730880
Rolled 4 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>730880Get fucked Knights
Rolled 2 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>730880I wonder if any will survive their mech's destruction.
Avalon should bring out their elite mooks. Anything less is an automatic death sentence.
>>730883>>730884And defenders get the tie. Not even a scratch on us.
>>730889If they were sent to intercept us, they probably were
More 1d10+17s just for formality's sake.
Rolled 7 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>730902
Rolled 2 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>730902
Rolled 1 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>730902
Rolled 4 + 17 (1d10 + 17)>>730902Alright then
>>730889Think those were their elites. Did not help them. We are the Anti-Paladin to them. A blackguard if you will.
Rolled 6, 2, 9 = 17 (3d10)>>730903>>730904Last one is a parry versus the 19 just in case.
>>730925Horray, the guy parried! Still dead, but at least he parried! He'll be the talk of the heavenly round table.
so, what do you guys think about our change from /tg/ to /qst/? I eventually came to like the bigger and comfy threads... But i'm getting this vibe that our sessions have been becoming shorter because of being divided between various days.
>>730940Still pissed about the way we got here, the mods fumbled this so fucking bad.
>>730940Not a fan of segregation and being considered not tg for using a tg game for this quest while they talk about random shit on there right now.
Before they can open fire, you are among them.A strong left straight right cross combo crushes one cockpit, another spearhand tears through another. The howls of the Black Ogre echo over the comms as you tear two more apart. It all happens in the blink of an eye. Powerful treads on the leader's feat whir as he charges you, the lances he wields halted inches from your torso armor as you catch them in your hands, throw them aside with the metal badly torn from the cutting saws on the Kaiser's fingers and palms, and knock him onto his back, dropping down and slamming your fist through his cockpit with such force it leaves a crater in the floor. Silence falls. Complete, total silence.Even Clemmy isn't lusting at you verbally for once, although you can see her quivering, her hands scrabbling at her flightsuit without opening it. You stand your mech up, the saws and drills whirring to a half, and caress the Flowerhorn's cheek, leaving an oil smear on it."We press on." You state plainly, and the other two mecha fall in behind you as you exit the maintenance room. [Continued in an hour so Wong can eat]
So any plans on how we're going to use Mordred to bait out Rin?
>>730940I think it's the opposite, it's not unusual for me to run this three days in a row now, and it used to be that two days a week was a good week.I'm also somewhat relieved to be away from /tg/'s mod, who seems to have a bizarre love of generals and doesn't allow the kind of derailing that used to make /tg/ great. The implementation reflected quite poorly on the mod team, however, they need to be more transparent and all bans should be made public with the associated rule broken. This isn't goddamn Reddit.
>>730968How many seconds after we're back at thr Rinehawk until clemmy reclessly cuts us free from our pilot suit and tries to fuck is in the hangar bay?
>>730980We won't even be out of our cockpit anon
>>730968>feet somehow became feat>halt somehow became halfWhat the dickens, me.
>>730980Same ammount of time it will take Fatima to come to us to make love with us when she looks at the video footage of us killing 11 knights.
>>730969Will it be necessary? Moment we take the colony, the Avalonian fleet will likely stay away from us. They'd be fighting a losing battle and once taken, this place is of no use to them.
>>731063I want to bait out Rin so we can kick her ass, take her mech, and then ransom her back. Plus the fact that then Lori can bully her.
>>731071We'll have enough tech as it is and chances are she is with the main fleet. If you were worrying about casualties before, getting into a fight with them right now would guarantee a big loss of them.
>>730444>>730760>>730968Man, I thought things were going badly for the Avalonians before this thread. Just... Jesus.I'm glad I caught the tread, even if it it's during a break.
>>731087Now imagine how Fairchild is going to react to this video
>>731096I doubt there'll be enough desks to flip in the entire universe.
>>731096Honestly I want to see The Avalonians reaction to Roarke Tearing apart their knights and Paladins
>>731096post it on a propaganda video showing the Avalonians working with Green Skull remnants (child soldiers, no less!) and Roarke Starwind working hand in hand with Soul B for the benefit for the Belt and all Mankind.
>>731122>>731123How about we make Mordred beg for mercy on camera and then tell Avalon to send someone more worth our time?
>>731096>One of our ships attacked first and got punished for it, then deserted to his side. This gives him another ship, more mechs, and crew.>The slinger was beheaded by the Tarrasque. Something we considered a failure.>The Swordfish was disarmed by his second-mate in a machine that looks more heroic than the slinger and both were friendly.>Teams up with us to take on the Avalonians and even leads the assault.>Was reasonable to the enemy, but still managed to kill 11 knights so far.>Flower horn is grinding agaiNST THE KAISER REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!Like that Thunderbird.
>>730987What the Dickens is a funny saying.
>>731131I imagine either Beth or Josiah will have to edit first. >balalaikakillmenow.gif
>>731087>That picDo you think our Father would approve of our lifestyle?
>>731109Probably would jump into her Not!Qubeley and try to flip the Jupiter Gate.
>>731143It'd be next to impossible to do a 'han shot first' with the ships since the series of events dictate how it went. Likewise, any physical event would be impossible to alter. They'd leave out the talk with Roarke, but at this point the entire scenario is not looking good for a spin. It'd be best for her to just say 'welp, there's Roarke doing what roarke does and took out an entire division of knights using child soldiers. Will he rescue them or not we'll find out after the break!'>>731161He'd approve of our musical taste.
>>731165We haven't played our Harmonica in a long while
>>731087The Knuckle Kaiser has become even stronger than I anticipated. Of course, it's Karen's expression of love. Even if she's not an ideal housewife or good at saying endearing things, a person can express great passion through their art.Roarke has taken out eleven (not counting the three your friends got) Knights by himself so far without taking a scratch. Contrast that to when he fought the eleven Harpies and DID take damage.
>>731162I don't know why I'm laughing so hard at this mental image.
>>731186Are you drunk? I know I am.
>>731165not that, just edit out any instance of Mecha Grinding so she doesn't flip her shit halfway through the debriefing
>>731175A thing to consider is also the fact that the gap in terms of MV as well as the ACC and skill boost. -4 is a hell of a gap, even for a A rank crew and the Kaiser is a crit machine with all the mods done to it. Against bluegills and harpies knights would be scary. Even to pumpkinseed Is and IIs. However, the Kaiser is designed to destroy such machines if he goes straight for the kill and it shows. He is the key example as to why a specialist is horrifying.
>>730552That gnx iii needs a goddamn tampon.CLEANUP ON AISLE NINE.
Rolled 2 + 4 (1d10 + 4)You walk onward, into the heart of a grand manufactorium. Although the machines lie dead and silent, you can see where mecha once would have been built, the racks to hold them standing like the desiccated ribcages of great steel beasts. There is air in here, far from the minor airlock entrance you used to breach the facility, and you can hear the clangor of your mecha's feet against the floors. It takes some maneuvering, occasionally, to avoid obstacles like abandoned trolleys or piles of blankets where you guess the children must have been camping. You spot, in one corner, an entryway to a chamber full of glass tanks...but it's blackened, burned, and although your ASP detects the organic remnants of rows of corpses they are quite plainly dead. You also spot something else, though, something that isn't dead at all. Spots of heat, living beings scurrying occasionally across the catwalks over your head and along the walls. One pops up over the railing, the teen's thin arms barely able to keep the man-portable beam cannon he's holding steady as he fires at you. You don't even bother to dodge, the white hexagonal patterns of your bichir armor glowing briefly as the force of impact dissipates, and you immediately grab the Flowerhorn's wrist as Clemmy activates her beam saber, stopping her from slicing the catwalk in two. It isn't worth it.However...you spot something else on the floor. It's the cockpit ball of the Knight that escaped. It's gone a long distance on the smooth, grooved floor, it was propelled with some force by the leader of those Knights you killed, but if the pilot is inside they're probably still alive. These pods are made to resist impact. Josiah approaches it, and leisurely raises one foot to crush it flat.>[If you want to stop him, roll 1d10+6. You can announce that you are adding Luck, if you wish. It's a straight 1d10+Mecha Reflexes roll from both of you, and he takes a penalty because he isn't expecting you to interfere. If you fail, though, what will you do?]
Rolled 5 + 6 (1d10 + 6)>>731246Plus 2 luck.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>731246Well we don't even need to roll, do we? Our minimum roll is 7.
>>731252Successful.Which changes the question to...>[What say/do?]
>>731252I should no have added the luck. I already beaten the roll with a 1.
>>731252Why did you waste luck when we have a boss fight about to happen
>>731255Forgot the +6, didn't matter anyway.>>731257"You know he's MY prisoner, right?"
>>731259I'd feel a little cheated if it expended luck seeing as we could legit not fail that roll.
I'm reading through the myths of Zeus's lovers and comparing them with the waifusSam is pretty similar to Ganymede. We just need to give her brother or father a bunch of Bucephalus Mechs.Fatima is a bit like Metis and Themis. Wise and powerful counselor and sets the rules in the Harem.Clemmy is pretty similar to Callisto. Huntress seduced out of her former following and unable to return home.There's probably a bunch of other similarities but I'm not really thinking straight.
>>731261Yep. That's the way it goes though, I guess he didn't look too close at Wong's roll and expected it to have the same bonuses.>>731258Remember this man. Always pay attention to all the rolls and bonuses. Always.
>>731257>Not a threat. Save your energy for the commanders
>>731257Guy is down and out and we need answers either way once this is over. Besides, stomping on him only gives him an out. I can at least respect the desires of the soldiers who sacrificed themselves.
>>731270I'm use to low rolls screwing me over and someone rushing in without using luck or MV for their action when it was critical. I was bound to pay for my hubris and I apologize for it.
>>731257no point killing a man who can't fight back
>>731269Nah, Sam's Europa. Pretty obvious.
>>731260I see. On that subject, if you intend to keep this one...how will you do it? Carry their cockpit ball with you against the remaining 46 Knights plus the Cavalier and not-Barbatos and however many Harpies there are?
>>731290Well it wouldn't be hard to warp the ball just enough so the guy doesn't die but he can't open the door, right? Or would it be likely he carries something that can cut through the ball?
>>731290What about sealing the entrance so that he can't get out?and then rolling him to the way back?
>>731290The Ball has a hatch that has to open, right? Just block the hatch and put it in a corner while marking the place. He's stuck, can't escape, and sending forces to him helps us.
>>731259Maneuver points are expended first, arguably. Normally I would consider that cheating given you are not actively in battle at this moment, but...that was a pure oversight, spending that luck. With Josiah's roll success was wholly inevitable.
>>731290Make a ball sized hole in the wall. Place ball in wall, with the cockpit door facing the wall.
>>731289There' a little overlap in Sam and Europa's stories, but more in Sam and Ganymede's
I think the parallel that really stretches it is comparing Roarke's personality to Zeus', but Samantha and Europa have a much more similar story than Samantha and Ganymede.
>>731350>Roarke: Fuck everything>Zeus/Jupiter: Fuck EverythingEverything checks out pretty well, chief!
Your harpoon grips the contours of the ball and yanks it away before Josiah's foot comes down, leaving it dangling like some sort of oversized flail at the end of your arm."That one isn't a threat, save your energy for the commanders. Besides, the pilot is my prisoner, not yours." Your hands tighten into fists, "Honestly, does it really take a pirate to remind two special forces elites to behave themselves?""I'm sorry, Roarkey." The Flowerhorn's shoulders slump, "I just don't like people trying to hurt you.""I know, Clemmy, I know." You console her.Josiah laughs over the comms, "How sentimental. What benefit is there in letting the pilot report our capabilities to his commander? For all we know, she'll bring the whole facility crashing down on our heads. This is war, Roarke.""It is for you. For me, this is pillaging. Is there something I should know about that could destroy a facility this size? An active nuclear weapon, perhaps?" You slam your fist into the wall, leaving a crater, and shove the cockpit ball into it with the hatch facing the wall. "Stay.""Not to the extent of my knowledge." The priest's tone is just faintly sanctimonious, "Nuclear weapons aren't so cheap that they're just left laying around.""May I make a confession?" You ask.Josiah smiles beatifically, "Always. I'd always be happy to talk to you about my faith, and your father's. Should you wish to convert, I would even be willing to preside over your wedding." He adds in a quiet, more dry voice, "Your entanglement with Alice is certainly more tolerable than Ensign Young and Miss Fleur's. Don't tell them I said that." He clears his throat, "Although, you and Ensign Young are more alike than you know. He, too, probably would have chosen to spare an enemy on the pretense that they are a valuable prisoner. I think the angriest I've ever seen him was when he thought you were using Alice's feelings rather than genuinely returning them...and I'm relieved to see the truth of the matter between you two. On top of that, you both exhibit similar preferences for mastery of a singular mode of combat and disabling your enemies rather than killing them."You point at him, "Those are fighting words, there. You're trying to tempt me to hit you, and it's working."[Continued]
>>731350Roarke's hard to pinpoint, the closest would probably be a mix of Odysseus and Achilles, maybe some Ajax thrown in
>>731354>you and Ensign Young are more alike than you know. Dem foightin words alright.
>>731368U WOT? I'LL SMASH YOUR ZOGGIN' 'EAD IN, I SWEAR ON MORK!
>>731354>Although, you and Ensign Young are more alike than you know.Hardly. Bitch boy has this weird tendency of shooting his gun and mouth first before diplomacy. At least we're cordial before busting mechs in.
>>731354>Although, you and Ensign Young are more alike than you know."Pretty sure I'm not THAT naive."
He tuts amicably, "Nothing of the sort. Not while we're still working, anyway. It wasn't an insult, I find your respective attitudes fascinating. So, what did you want to confess, Roarke Susan Starwind?" The devilish S-Slayer folds its hands as if praying, palms pressed together."I don't understand why a facility like this would be abandoned in the first place. This place is a fortress, why just pack up and leave?" You look around at the tremendous room.Josiah and Clemmy both chuckle. She speaks first, "You really are thinking like a pirate. Oh Roarke..." She sighs fondly.The clergyman clarifies, "You're viewing this in terms of resources and a place to defend, from the perspective of someone whose main base was, for many years, a relatively small but fast ship. You are not thinking like Bahamut Corporation or the Jovian government, with nearly infinite money and resources. While the project was underway, it was necessary to have a facility where the work could be carried out in secret, far from prying eyes or possible corporate espionage that would have been unavoidable on one of the Europan colonies. The battle over this particular technology has been so bitter that even SOUL B has been denied access to it, the Bahamutcorp technicians refuse to share trade secrets with their Bucephalus rivals. Which is part of the reason why I'm here. Anyway, the need for secrecy and security drove Bahamutcorp to construct the Megabass here, in the lawless Belt. I believe that, prior to the discovery of a most singular pilot with the remarkable capacity to control the sheer overwhelming amount of information from its HMIS, there was some incident with a failed experiment going berserk that was eradicated and covered up, likely for the implied violation of human rights. Once the project was done, however, this asteroid became an inconvenience. Valuable resources and key personnel, stranded out in the Belt rather than kept close at hand. It was likely the scientists themselves agitated for it to be abandoned. One man's treasure is another man's trash, isn't that how the scavvie saying goes? It could always be retaken, the Green Skulls at the peak of their might were no match for the UJCIDF and at the time no one could have imagined an Avalonian invasion of the Solar System. Even the memory banks of the computers have been left mostly intact. One would need to be a Bahamutcorp scientist who knows their encrypting methods to make any use of the information retrieved. I can't imagine what you hope to do with it...perhaps you're banking on the skill of your mechanic, Roarke?"Your mind goes immediately to one person, and it's not Karen. You do, in fact, have a high-level particle physicist who worked on a Bahamutcorp SOUL project and would, in fact, know exactly how to translate the files you hope to obtain. Duncan, "So why was Project Skywalker being carried out on Suleiman 1 with a place like this available?" You ask.[Continued]
>>731393You know it was really silly to not wipe the computers when they left. There's no way they made this place 100% secret, and sure random pirates or scavvies aren't gonna get through the encryption, but what'll happen when a Bucephalus finds out about a secret base in the ass end of nowhere and decides to tell corperate to investigate and they find it abandoned with all the data still on the computers? They have the time and resources to crack the encryption. Why were they so sureOh and I'm not saying this to Not!Rejoice, I was just wondering if you could provide some OOC knowledge. There should be SOME good reason for them to be this lazy.
>>731405>a Bucephalus A Bucephalus agent. Or spy, whatever you call people doing corporate espionage.
>>731393"in fact the saying is: One man's trash is another man's treasure."
Josiah shrugs, "I can only speculate. My first thought is that a facility like this requires a significant investment of time and manpower just to operate. Project Skywalker had many loci, from the mechbays of Wels-class battleships experimenting with developing the SOUL units to places like Suleiman 1, a dedicated megabase...pardon the pun...like this simply wasn't required. A lab on some pleasant little mining colony where the scientists were able to get some human contact with the locals and stretch their legs would suffice. Besides, it showed good faith in the Martian investors, good faith that would not have existed if Project Skywalker was carried out behind the closed gates of a purely Jovian fortress like this one. The Ahmad family has considerable clout with the Caliph, as I am sure your Martian fiancee has already told you at length, using one of their colonies was a symbol of trust and necessary to bring them on board."You still have questions, "What about all of this iron? What about the mining operations? 16-Psyche is clearly not mined out and wouldn't be if you ran the mines at full tilt for centuries!"He shrugs again, "There are a few answers. The most prosaic is that mining here was heavily controlled. You didn't have an independent civilian population like on Suleiman 1, the only mines allowed to operate did so strictly as vendors to Bahamutcorp, and Bahamutcorp has enough mines that it could easily relinquish this one and lose nothing. It's not as if they were selling the iron. The most human reason is that this place strikes me as desolate, depressing, difficult for people to live a normal life around. The reason I think most likely, though, is corruption at the upper levels. Someone wanted a plentiful source of cheap iron removed from the financial equation, either to drive the price up or ensure profits from another mine they had more of a stake in. It might not even have been a personal investment, just an honest bribe.""I'm still not buying it. Why not wipe the computers? Sure, random pirates or scavvies aren't going to crack their encryption, but Bucephalus would do it in a heartbeat." You note."You're right, it is suspicious. I could say that they were trying to lure Bucephalus into obvious theft of Bahamutcorp patents so they could bring them in to court...but I don't believe that, and neither do you." His tone becomes speculative, "Curious and curiouser." The S-Slayer squats down, "Do you see this?" He's pointing to a dust-covered terminal.You take a closer look. As gently as possible, the S-Slayer fans the air with its fingertips, stirring the dust away from a lump next to the screen. It's a coffee mug, "Perhaps, Roarke, there wasn't time to wipe the computers, and perhaps something scared Bahamutcorp enough to persuade them never, ever to return. What do you think?">[What DO you think, if anything?]
>>731405Because searching for it would likely attract a lot more attention than anything else. Scavvies would sniff it out as money, pirates would want it too. But because the green skulls had the place they wouldn't want to get close. If they did, they could use the data as a bargaining chip.Psyche is a small pierce of the pie for a megacorp, but a delicious feast for us.
God, I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop and Josiah to try to take Clemmy hostage, or even kidnap her. Christ, having him this close is making me antsy, and I'm behind a shitty laptop in my apartment, not neck-deep in dead mecha and REJOICING like Roarke is. The second there's certainty that Josiah is in that mech, for real, and it isn't a remote, I'm lobbying HARD for a surprise-attack drill-fist to the cockpit.
>>731417I think if this turns into some B Horror movie I'm just going to punch the spooky shit. Got a priest on hand and everything.Still, this place has value and we'd need to clean house anyways. Might not get everything out of it, but backing down now won't help either.>>731423Calm thy tits. We have enough enemies in front of us, let's not have paranoia take control too.
>>731417I'm guessing, since BahamutCorp was experimenting with the capabilities of the HMIS, they accidentally created the EXAM system.
>>731417It's super weird this place was abandoned in a hurry. It was set up after the war with the Green Men, right? A Green Man attack is the only reason I can think of they would just abandon a veritable fortress. But if the Greenies were already gone, there can't be another reason. Maybe the malfunction Josiah mentioned? No, they continued work after that.
>>731423I doubt the Slayer, in any configuration, could take the Flowerhorn in a melee engagement.
>>731423>fucking with two of the most fearsome CQC mecha around>whilst in a CQC environmentCome on, Josiah isn't a fucking retard.
>>731431Well, there could be AI, EXAM shit, psychic shenanigans, crazy orphans, dealing with Galbady's sponge bath, gas leak, a purge of unneeded personel, break in the air systems, faked power core failure, booted out by pirates, and a few other scenarios off the top of my head. None involving greenmen or spores.
>>731431well it is a barely habitable rock in the middle of pirate country. A fortress is only valuable if its guarding something important. Plus all the crazy shit they did to try and control a nuclear fleet with someones mind probably had them ready to go when they left.
>>731442>>731441 Necromorphs, Xenomorphs, Predators, some more weird spooky alien shit
>>731441>dealing with Galbady's sponge bathThis should be considered a war crime.
>>731417>>731441>>731442>>731431Maybe someone left this things here unprotected for their own gain? Maybe to get it back later but never got to really do it? Maybe they preffered to not move the data to another place where it would get more attention and be an easier target than here in the middle of nothing? Maybe this is one of that computer encryption shenanigans that needs centuries to unravel if you do not have the password?
>>731442I meant what could make them do it without a fight. Think about it.This place is heavily defended and sturdy, and instead of using that to their advantage, they literally ran as fast as they could.
>>731435You'll all see, he's buddy-buddy with Fairchild. They have an anti-Kaiser (or anti-Flowerhorn) weapon on board, and I'll say SEE I WAS RIGHT!And then I'll cry because Clemmy is great and has suffered enough.
>>731456End of the day, what it is doesn't change what we need to do or our goals. Things are getting heated and we've come for treasure and a possible base of operations. Backing off is a bad idea for us.>>731460Lots of things. Scientists are neither brave or strong so anything on a personal level or 'big' could get them. Hell, it could be a proto-eva.
>>731465They'd have had guards and a garrison of mecha at least, maybe even some ships.
>>731453It must be weird to give a bath to your own decaying body while you experience it through the senses of your mind broken slaves.Seriously, this guy daily life must have been one of the craziest things an human as ever experienced....
>>731462This is the first time they've seen the improved KK, any weapon they would have would be for the older model. Even still, if they wanted Roarke dead they wouldn't be in here with us.If anything Josie will be going for computer databanks or some way to wipe out the facility, not Roarke.
>>731467Anon, think very carefully what we are doing right now against a army of A ranks in 100 CP suits. Think some guards could handle a berserk machine thats well into the 300 CP range? Hell, if it's a ace, they'd be screwed.
>>731470Look, all I'm saying is that our track record with religious mech pilots is... bad.Lysa with her pseudo-new-age-Justice thing corrupted Jesus. Fatima's late almost-husband literally suicide-bombed us. Why not prepare for the inevitable hat-trick?
>>731462On board the S-Slayer Mk. II? Didn't I give you its stats already, after you scanned it most thoroughly with your Target Analyzer?
>>731474That's not how people think. I doubt these guys were expecting us to go through them like tissue paper (and we probably shouldn't, all the rolls have been off the charts.)Just saying their mechs aren't as good as ours isn't a good reason, look at Amos. He still fought the Paladin in a mook mech. So did all the people with him. A lot probably would've died if he hadn't been the luckiest person to ever live, but that's no reason to not do it. They're soldiers.
>>731478The Avalonians are already waging a holy war for this side of the galaxy, there's your hat-trick. Josie probably doesn't really want to kill Roarke, since he has someone else he wants to kill, instead.
>>731480LISTEN WONGDON'T YOU DARE TAKE CLEMMY'S SMILEOR KAREN'S BECAUSE WE NEED THIS DATA FOR HERAlso great quest but sheesh you make me care too much.
>>731478Lysa's done nothing to us, and Jesus was already a dumbass to believe her.And Rashad's suicide is less religion and more 'taking you with me', which is a fully acceptable tactic used by anybody
>>731481I'm saying that if the scientists were trying to developed a AI mech and it goes berserk in a high class, there would have been nothing to stop it. Likewise, security guards are not exactly the same as trained soldiers. Their job is to get their people to safety, not fight the monster. If it doesn't chase them, then there is no need to worry and escape is easier. Just warden off the area and don't think about it.
>>731484it'll be fiiiine namefag. Whats The Worst That Could Happen?
>>731489I dunno, Roarke dies? He was literally a pair of sunglasses away from it a couple threads ago.
>>731490That's because Bruce Kelly is a bad motherfucker. But these niggas ain't no thang.