Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommand/tg/ Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Infinite+Stars+Quest/qst/ Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Infinite%20Stars%20QuestOther Quests: http://pastebin.com/sYpqmWZgYou are Captain SAMANTHA WELLINGS, a newly minted captain of the Centauri Accord!Currently, the Gullinbursti was in the midst of an FTL jump. A really long one, considering that you were heading out to the edge of known space. Well, past that, actually. After you compared all of the Hegemony mapping data with Carly's you realized that you could actually narrow down a VAST swathe of the unknown expanse. Looks like both Carly and the Hegemony had been busy in the past few years, and with the Confederation trying to butt in on the action, it was highly possible that things were getting close. Of course, the Accord couldn't just let this discovery slip out from under their nose. So, you were heading out to try and find... whatever you were looking for before anybody else did.You lead back in your chair, slightly bored. There wasn't much to do in the middle of an FTL jump.>Shoot the shit with your bridge crew.>Go see what Natalia is up to.>See how Scott is doing.>Check on Tank>Other
>>849265>>Go see what Natalia is up to.
>See how Scott is doing.
>>849265>>See how Scott is doing.You snogged with Artya yet?
>>849265>>Go see what Natalia is up to.Time to see what sort of science stuff she's up with.
>>849265>Shoot the shit with your bridge crew.
>>849265>Go see what Natalia is up to.More experiments!More often than not her experimental serums have come out for the better for us.
>>849379Or maybe some male clone shenanigans.
>>849265You decide to leave the bridge to Bradford and the others as you head down to the infirmary to check on Natalia. It's been a while since you've talked to her and you honestly had to make sure she wasn't doing anything crazy like growing alien fetuses or something. "Captain!" Natalia rushes over to you as you enter. "Right in the nick of time!" "Really now?" You raise a suspicious eyebrow. "More experiments?""Always!" Natalia says happily as she holds up another small vial, filled with a translucent blue liquid. "So what do you say? Up for another one?"She seemed particularly excited today.>Maybe not today...>All right, hit me with it.>Other
>>849465>>All right, hit me with it.
>>849465>>All right, hit me with it.AW YISS! DRUGS EVERY DAY!
>>849465>All right, hit me with it.
>>849465>>All right, hit me with it.All in!>>849412That's for when we figure out the whole psychic power stuff.
>>849465>All right, hit me with it.Is Nat putting something addictive in these?
>>849465"All right, hit me with it." You sigh as you hold your palm out."Excellent!" Natalia smiles as she place the vial in your hand. "As always, if you're feeling any adverse effects, well, it's a good thing you're in the infirmary!"Well, nothing else but to test it out...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>849573
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>849573HERE COMES THE PSIONICS!
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>849573
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>849573Brace for SNOW!
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>849573
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>849573
>>849584Congratulations! You didn't die!
>>849683Plus no warp phenomenon
>>849573You gulp down the solution, noting that it tastes rally fizzy, like soda. You feel the tingle running up your spine like an electric charge, standing all your hairs on end as it goes. Otherwise, you don't really feel any different."Interesting..." Natalia grins as she runs the scanner over you. "This is quite remarkable.""What is?" You frown. "It looks like you can somewhat consciously control the movements of your hair. Pity you keep it rather short.""I-It's not THAT short." You mumble as your bangs quiver in response. "Well, you could always grow it out!" Natalia giggles. "Also, it's not just the hair on your head, it covers all of your hair! Including the hair down-""THANK YOU, Natalia." You cut her off promptly, your hair temporarily becoming all spiky like an angry cat."Still, it makes you so much cuter!" Natalia continues to giggle nonstop. >It's NOT CUTE!>...you think Tank would like it...?>Other
>>849708>>...you think Tank would like it...?
>>849708>>It's NOT CUTE!Tsundere hair twitching
>>849708>>...you think Tank would like it...?Prehensile hair is not exactly the worst power in the superpower lottery.
>>849708>>...you think Tank would like it...?Sam has Ghibli hair now?
>>849708>It's NOT CUTE![flustered hair flailing intensifies]
>>849708>>It's NOT CUTE!
>>849708>It's NOT CUTE!
>>849708>...you think Tank would like it...?can we pull bayonetta stuff via hair control now?
>>849708>It's NOT CUTE!>...you think Tank would like it...?
>>849762Maybe with practice unless our hair is sensitive.
>>849708>It's NOT CUTE!Now if it was cat ears on the other hand...
>>849708>OtherMaybe it can come in handy in our next bar crawl.
>>849708"It's NOT CUTE!" You insist as your hair twitches and flails in response to your outburst. "Oh my, this will certainly be put up for marketing once I put it through a few more trials!" Natalia says with glee."Gee, you really thought ahead on this, didn't you?" You sigh."Of course!" Natalia smiles. "Navy life can only remain interesting for so long, and I do want to try my hand in the private sector!"Oh dear lord you almost dread that day. "Well, other than that, there's no other serious issues." Natalia smiles. "Thankfully there haven't been any injuries or illnesses, so it's all been rather quiet here.""Must be awfully boring.""Oh, not at all! It gives me time to work on the crew's little hobbies- oh dear, I shouldn't have said that." Natalia frowns.>What hobbies?>As long as you're not blowing up the ship...>Other
>>849856>>What hobbies?Is someone trying to make an artificial human?
>>849856>>What hobbies?Clueless Sam: What's all these weird acronyms?
>>849856>What hobbies?Making clothes?
>>849856>>What hobbies?how come no crit for potions!
>>849888Well, a perfect success (or failure) is a very valuable moment.>>849884How about sexy swimsuits?
>>849908yeah but i want her to grow a sexier body! and none of Natasha's shit is permanent
>>849856"What hobbies?" You ask suspiciously, now closing the distance between you and Natalia."Ah, well, I shouldn't say. Doctor-patient confidentiality!" Natalia tries to back up, but finds herself cornered against a bed. "Oh? So the ship doctor is trying to pull rank on the Captain?" You raise an eyebrow as you advance ever closer.It was evident Natalia wasn't going to just answer you off the bat. She would have to be "encouraged" to, somehow...>Be forceful.>Be friendly.>Be smooth.>Other
>>849981>Be smooth.>>849938>none of Natasha's shit is permanentI thought the bust increase in thread 5 for Sam was permanent?
>>849981>Other (Be cute)
>>849981>>Other (Be cute)Oh yes.
>>849990needs to grow more. >>849981>Be smooth.Give us a Prinz or Bismarck body you whore!
>>850021>Prinz or Bismarck bodyPotential to be lewd/cute rises
>>850037why cant Natasha's shit give us this!
>>849981All right, uh, let's just have a new runoff vote just to make things more clear.>Be smooth>Be cute
>>850066End goal she's working on? Or maybe it's too big a change, and a full body transfer is easier?
>>850037Probably less Kraut and more Yang
>>850110Well, depending on whether she needs to be cute or sexy, I think she can go between both.
>>850093Thats the end goal I hope.
>>850093I support this 200%! Nothing is impossible with enough will, belief, and Drugs!
Rolled 15, 10, 18 = 43 (3d20)>>850080Okay, now it was time to play this smooth. Maybe you could catch Natalia off guard!>Roll 1d20+2
Rolled 12 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>850205
Rolled 10 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>850205
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>850205HERE COMES THE SMOOOOOOOOOTH
Rolled 7 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>850205FUCKING HELL!
Merc, I'm starting to hate how your rolls have been on Saturdays.
>>850213>>850212>>850210>Natalia, seducer of captains
>>850210>>850212>>850213Why the hell does this shit keep happening.
>>850205"Oh come on, Nat, don't be like that~." You grin, lowering your voice to a purr. "I'm sure there's something we can do make it worth your while~.""Dohohohoho." Natalia chuckles as she presses a finger against your lips, a devilish smile on her face. "Don't make offers you're not prepared to follow through~!"Crap! She totally called your bluff!>Retreat!>Just close your eyes and think of England.>Other
>>850287>Just close your eyes and think of England.
>>850287>>Just close your eyes and think of England.
>>850287>Just close your eyes and think of England.>Or Tank. Whatever works.
>>850287>>Just close your eyes and think of England.For King, Country, and Snooping!
>>850287>Other. >DOUBLE DOWN, on the Smooth. We can't let her take initiative. TAKE BACK CONTROL
>>850291>>850293>>850296>>850298>>850302>>850305>>850307Why are we letting her take control.Be dominant, take her by surprise.
>>850287>>850308Can't hurt to try
>>850287>>850308This. Double down!
>>850317Because letting her take control lets to experiments.
>>850287Changing from >>850298 to this >>850308
>>850338You think by not doubling down we won't ge experiment regardless.
>>850287>>OtherGive her Special Thanks (With Tongue!) for the potion thingies!
>>850338With our shitty rolls. I want Sam to pass and Natalia to be on the defensive.
>>850338Also I want to make Natalia fluster. Maybe give us more potions along with secrets.
>>850287Welp, another popular writein means a confirmation vote! Just as a word of caution, you won't get a bonus for doubling down since you've lost the initiative!>ACCEPTANCE>DOUBLE DOWN
>>850366I swear if we just chugged down EVERYTHING, we'd get the result we wanted....for about a minute and we'd need a way to recreate the effects
>>850385It'd certainly narrow down the ingredient list that's for sure.
Rolled 10, 12, 10 = 32 (3d20)>>850374Okay, it was time to DOUBLE DOWN. M-maybe you could seize the initiative back!>Roll 1d20
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>850475
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>850475Time for Mindtricks (and hot Ubermensch bod)!If this doesn't work, Nat will have us be her test subject for a while longer.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>850475
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>850475something something winter
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>850475
>>850480>>850484>>850485Wow.>>850488>>850494And then after...
>>850484>>850480>One step awayIt's time for the cover of that Anna x Hoel doujin, except Nat is Hoel
>>850480>>850484>>850485>850485>>850488Merc must be cracking up. Fuck this.
>>850522He is, right this moment. :^)
>>850526and so we learned nothing about our crew.
>>850475"W-well, maybe I WILL follow through!" You stammer, still not totally convincing."Oh?" A confident grin creeps along Natalia's face as she sweeps your legs out from under you with her arm, locking you into a princess carry position. Due to the fact she was quite a bit taller than you, this was rather simple for her. "N-Nat!" You yelp."We've got plenty of beds here, Captain~." Natalia says cheerfully, her face now so close you could feel her warm breath washing over your face. Or maybe that as all the blood rushing into your cheeks. However, right at that moment, the door to the infirmary slides open and you see...>...Tank>...Bradford>...Amy>...Elizabeth>Other
>>850545Well, we now know that Nat is rather good at resisting.
>>850581not really its just like her fucking potions, dice gods are fucking assholes.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>850557>...Tank
>>850557>...BradfordBecause sometimes, the XO needs to step in to stop bad thing from happening to the captain.In this case, that bad thing is lewds.
>>850612I miss the few good /d/ quests there were. By which I mean the one good /d/ quest there was.
>>850557...Amy. "Hey, Nat, I was coming to by to see if- WHOOAAAAAAAA." Amy slides to a stop as she sees what's going on. "Oh, hi Amy!" Natalia says cheerfully. "I'm sorry, I'm a bit indisposed at the moment!""Cap, holy shit!" Amy whistles. "Sleeping around with Tank AND Nat?""This is not what it looks like." You grumble."Ah, well, I guess the mood's not quite right, but the doctor's office is always open~!" Natalia chuckles as she sets you down on your feet. And you see the look on Amy's face. That fucking shit eating grin when she finds out about a new piece of gossip. She for sure was going to go tell the others about this. Unfortunately, she was still at the door, a quick and easy exit point.>Don't you fucking dare.>Go ahead. Nobody will believe you.>Other
>>850557>>...ElizabethGotta get the harlequin romance novel material from somewhere
>>850697>>Go ahead. Nobody will believe you.
>>850697>>Go ahead. Nobody will believe you.DO IT BITCH YOU AIN'T GOT THE SCROTE FOR IT REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>>850697>Other"Do it and I will have you parading around in that maid outfit for the rest of eternity."
>>850697>Go ahead. Nobody will believe you.Maybe the treasure everybody's looking for is a way to escape yuri shenanigans.
>>850697>>Don't you fucking dare.
>>850697>Go ahead. Nobody will believe you.
>>850697>Don't you fucking dare.
>>850697>>OtherRemind her that 1) you're the captain and have the ability to RUIN her and 2) in relation to 1, Tank will do anything we order him to. Especially when it comes to "crew discipline"
>>850697>>Go ahead. Nobody will believe you.>Join us Amy.
>>850714Unfortunately, that's a secret held by the Super Hot Psionic Amazon Space Elves, and they don't plan on telling any human about it anytime soon.
>>850697> "You know, if you wanted to join in you could just ask~"Tease the Amy. No mercy!
>>850697"Go ahead. Nobody will believe you." You taunt her."We'll find out about thaaaaat!" Amy cackles as she makes her escape."Ah, the wonder of youth." Natalia chuckles. "You aren't much older than her, you know." You sigh. "True, but I'm shackled by my grand intellect." Natalia replies."Oh no, how tragic." You roll your eyes. "Well, I suppose you have more Captainy things to do." Natalia turns and shuffles off to her lab. "I'll let you know if I have anything new~!""Y-you do that." You groan as you make your own escape before Natalia decided to change her mind. >Go see what Scott is up to.>Get to Tank before Amy does.>Talk with Elizabeth about information control.>Other
>>850775>Get to Tank before Amy does.
>>850775>>Get to Tank before Amy does.
>>850775>Go see what Scott is up to.Let's see our favorite Engineer
>>850775>>Go see what Scott is up to.
>>850775>>Talk with Elizabeth about information control.
>>850775>>Talk with Elizabeth about information control.Got distracted and forgot to post it.
>>850775>>OtherLet's talk to Bradford about Amy's pay reduction and her and Nat's insubordination charges!
>>850775>>Talk with Elizabeth about information control.So we learned nothing in the past 5 hours.
>>850811>Last session was a space battleThis entire session is gonna be a break man. That's how Merc quests go: action, break time, action, break time.
>>850775>Talk with Elizabeth about information control.
>>850829yeah but at least we learn something but the last 5 hours have been nothing but roll fails.and Natalia is the best part of the break time. Anything else is just filler or unless we dick up more dirt or better shennigans then she can.
>>850787That's some fast work right there m8>>850775>Go see what Scott is up to.
>>850858Natalia really is best crew member.
>>850775You quickly head over to the armor where Tank was most certainly at. As always, he's there dutifully maintaining all of the stored armor and weapons. Thankfully, it didn't appear as if Amy had gotten to him yet. "Hey there, Tank!" You greet him as he turns to see who's arrived.Tank tilts his helmeted head to the side, wondering if there was something wrong. "There's nothing wrong!" You give a bit of a forced laugh. "Whatever made you think that?"Tank shakes his head and points at you. Your voice tended to get a little higher pitched when you were nervous, and your hair for some reason was twitching and puffing randomly. Goddamnit!>I may have flirted with Nat.>NOTHING HAPPENED AT ALL DON'T BELIEVE AMY'S LIES>Other
>>850876>>I may have flirted with Nat.Just be honest
>>850876>I may have flirted with Nat.
>>850876>I may have flirted with Nat.Most guys like two girls being playful, right?
>>850876>>I may have flirted with Nat.
>>850876>>NOTHING HAPPENED AT ALL DON'T BELIEVE AMY'S LIESLIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!
So Merc, if we had taken it like a bitch would Natalia have experimented on us.>>850868She honestly is/
>>850876>>I may have flirted with Nat.Our quest for a psi blade can be put on hold.
>>850876>>OtherNat had her way with me. Forget Felicity, I'm really ruined for marriage now. And Amy watched it happen.
>>850899Why would the Old Ones tease us with the power of becoming a Psi Witch, yet keep us from achieving our full potential? I want to shoot mind bullets, dammit!
>>850908We aren't ruined for marriage we just need to make Tank our Head Wife.
>>850915Probably waiting for PLOT to advance to a certain point.
>>850876"I may have flirted with Nat." You admit. "And ruined myself for marriage."Tank shakes his head. Again?"Yes, again." You groan. Tank then walks over and pats you on the head, as gently as he can with his armored hand. You really should be more careful with that charm of yours. If it could work on him then it could work on anybody.You can feel your face flushing red again. Tank then returns his attention to the weapon rack, and points. Looks like he's wondering what sort of weapon would be most effective against an unknown alien lifeform. "You don't REALLY think we're hunting some kind of long lost alien artifact, are you?" You ask.Tank shrugs. It sounds like the more exciting outcome."Honestly." You shake your head. Tank waggles his finger. It never hurts to be prepared.>If we do meet any, I'd like to think it'd be in peace.>It never hurts to be too careful.>Other
>>850943>>It never hurts to be too careful.We want it to be peaceful but I wouldn't bet on it.
>>850943>>It never hurts to be too careful.
>>850943>If we do meet any, I'd like to think it'd be in peace.>But it doesn't hurt to be careful anyway.Speak softly, and carry a big gun.
>>850943>>850943>>It never hurts to be too careful.It'd also help if they were space elves, but some people aren't picky with non-human looking ones. Certainly a lot better to meet somewhat human looking ayys rather than bug people.
>>850943>>It never hurts to be too careful.What's that Latin saying--"si vis pacem, para bellum"? That's a good one to keep in mind when dealing with ayys.Also tell him plasma--plasma is pretty good at burning through ayy flesh.
>>850943>>It never hurts to be too careful.We space hulk now?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JST5je4zCkg
>>850943>>It never hurts to be too careful.Always be prepared. Talking is easier when you have a big stick backing you up.
>>850943>It never hurts to be too careful.>>850952>>850960>>850968>>850976I just hope we're prepared for psychic attacks.
>>850943>It never hurts to be too careful.
>>850960>Implying it won't be sneks
>>850981Well unless we have some sort of mental block prepared in case we run into telepathic enemies, we're just gonna have to cross that bridge when we get there.I mean we're probably not and someone close to us (READ: Tank) is gonna get mind-controlled and put us into a compromising situation, but it'll be a helluva ride up until that point.
>>850998I do have to wonder if that Halloween nanomachine swarm gave us some experience with the psionic.That or we need an Anti psyker
>>850981Just wear a tinfoil hat, that usually works
>>850993>Implying it won't be human-snek hybridsWell on the plus-side, they might need some help with suicide prevention.
>>850943"It never hurts to be to careful." You shrug. "And personally, I'd go for the plasma. I doubt there's many lifeforms adapted to that."Tank nods in agreement with your suggestion. Negotiation can only ever be achieved through a position of strength. "Damn right." You grin. "Captain, please report to the Bridge." Bradford's voice booms over the intercom. "I repeat, Captain please report to the bridge." At that moment, you could feel the slight jarring and shifting of the ship as it decelerated from FTL and dropped into normal space. "Damn, duty calls, I guess." You sigh. Tank nods and salutes. Best you go along.Your hair droops slightly as you return to the bridge. You're immediately met with the vast vista of unknown stars."Shit, the nav computer has no idea where the hell we are." Amy grunts, having returned to her station. "We haven't fully integrated the search data into the system yet, so you'll have to manually transfer the coordinates." Lida notes."Goddamnit." Amy groans. "And to think we live in such an enlightened age.""Hmmm, well, this proves to be a good opportunity to pick where we go from here." Elizabeth smiles, having just appeared out of nowhere as usual."Even with the data, that's still a large area to search." Bradford notes. A few seconds later, the Longclaw drops out of FTL, in formation with Gullinbursti."Yo! So ya made it, sis! Great!" Carly greets you happily. "Two ships means we can split up and cover more area!" Elizabeth suggests."I'd rather we keep our ships together." Bradford cautions. "Between the Hegemony and Confederation forces, and whatever else might be out there, I don't like the idea of splitting our numbers.">Split up to cover a greater area.>Stay together for mutual support.>Other
>>851030>>Stay together for mutual support.Slow is smooth and smooth is fast--or something like that.
>>851030>>Stay together for mutual support.
>>851030>>Stay together for mutual support.We have plenty of time. And even if others find it first, it just means we get to team up on them to take it from them
>>851030>Split up to cover a greater area.
>>851030>>851043>>Stay together for mutual support.
>>851030>Stay together for mutual support.It's not just the Heg and the Confederacy; Felicity will probably have made it here by now.
>>851030>Stay together for mutual support.
>>851030"I think we should stick together for mutual support. At least for the time being." You say. "No idea what could possibly be out there.""Excellent call, Captain." Bradford nods with approval. "All right, I'm bringing up the closest unexplored systems." Lida says as the bridge's holomap winks on. "Have a look."CRON CLUSTER: An odd star system that has five stars in extremely close proximity to each other. The massive amounts of light and radiation block pretty much all long range sensors, and the heat discourages probes and recon ships from getting too close. However, there might be something hiding in the spaces between these stars, if one is brave enough to get close.BLOOD JEWEL: A system with a single supergiant gas planet. Its atmosphere roils with eternal storms and bad weather, but long range scans have picked up what seem to be massive floating landmasses hidden in the clouds.RALLY POINT ZETA: A otherwise standard star system, if not for the fact that almost every planet in the system seems to have been smashed apart or cracked open by forces unknown. However, it is currently hotly contested between Hegemony and Confederate forces. "So a choice between a warzone or extremely dangerous stellar conditions?" You sigh."Can't be too easy for us, right?" Carly chuckles."I suppose not." You nod.>Cron Cluster>Blood Jewel>Rally Point Zeta
>>851085>>Blood JewelFloating continent, wooh!
>>851085>>Blood JewelDon't like the one that jams sensors, or warzones.
>>851085>Blood JewelIce Planet?
>>851085>>Cron ClusterThis has "I am hiding a secret SPESS ELF empire" written all over it!
>>851085>>Cron ClusterLet's ride.
>>851085>>Cron ClusterThat sounds dangerous as shit. Lets do it!
>>851090As long as there are also orange electric chainsaws, too.
>>851085"Let's check out the Blood Jewel." You instruct Amy. "I get the feeling it's hiding something there.""I'm not sure if I enjoy stormy weather or goddamn suns more." Amy groans."Would you prefer enemy fire?" Elsa prods."Point." Amy concedes. "Yo, Carly, you get that?""Yep yep! To the Blood Jewel we go!" Carly says excitedly. And just like that, the Longclaw disappears in a flash as it makes an FTL jump."Damnit Carly." You grin at your sister's enthusiasm. "Come on, Amy, you don't want to get beaten there, do you?""Well, I got a reputation to keep up." Amy cracks her knuckles as she manually inputs the jump coordinates with lightning speed. Gullinbursti lurches slightly as it makes the jump to FTL as well. Even though Carly had a headstart, you were certain you'd get there first. Gullinbursti was far faster than the Longclaw, after all. And once again, there's nothing to do but to wait."So... Cap." Elsa looks up from her station. "Amy says you were making out with Nat. That true?""Oh?" Elizabeth raises an inquisitive eyebrow while Bradford shoots you a disapproving glare.Amy just smugly leans back in her chair.Fucking Amy.>And that's it for tonight! We'll wrap up a little early. As always, next thread is next week, and don't forget KanColle on Friday!
>>851132Good night Merc!
>>851132Thanks for the thread, Merc! See you next week.>>851104>>851090Also helps if we bring along some appropriate clothing.
>>851132Thanks for running Merc!
>>851139Not sure how our regular suit does in extreme conditions aside from some protection against the vacuum of space for a few minutes.
>>851132We never actually kissed so Amy is pulling shit out of her ass.
>>851162Nothing like a little embellishment to spice up a story.
>>851162I dunno, depending on the angle, >>850787 could very well look like a make out session...
>>851170Good thing we have our hair as a lie-detector now. That will be a BIG help if we get captured and interrogated.
>>851170when can we get more Natalia potions or better dice rolls.
>>851132>GAS GIANT>"FLOATING LANDMASSES"GODDAMN IT, EVERYONE TAKE YOUR ANTI-PSYKER MEDS, WERE HITTING A FORERUNNER GAS MINE!
>>852343>Tank just thinks in poetry when they mind read him.>nat 20 seduction