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Welcome back, cadets, to the sixty-seventh installment of Mecha Space Pirate Quest. I'm Wong, your host, and today you are Lieutenant (oh no, a spoiler) Amos A. Wedge of the United Jovian Colonies Independent Defense Force, Special Operations Units & Logistics Squad C.

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Last time, Roarke Starwind and the Iron Kestrels took over 16-Psyche by force and beat up absolutely everyone that wasn't Duke Eustace and the Oliver or Countess Tabitha Roosevelt and the Engeler. However...that doesn't have much to do with you. Yet.

Instead, you've had a relatively pleasant but tense time of things in the interim (and yes, the timelines are now synched up, what's happening today is occurring shortly after Roarke's return to Auditorium). The fact that things have been peaceful since your last adventure is, in fact, part of the reason why things are so tense.

The descriptions and pictures of the Qu'liri you identified in the caverns beneath the abandoned church have been circulated wherever the UJCIDF has troops on this world, for one thing. You saw (and photographed with your PC) some of them dressed in the fatigues of the local Innsmouth gendarmes, and consequently the entire force has been grounded and barred from their mecha until the slow and laborious process of thoroughly vetting them for traitors has been completed. Those you saw were, indeed, identified by their superiors...but they never returned to base and remain at large. This means that despite the additional Martian pilots (those who are left after the killing spree of the Berenger) you're flying an awful lot of routine patrols and have had to pull more than one double-shift. Such is army life.

Speaking of the Martians, they're on the verge of becoming a problem as well. Most of their pilots may have gone to paradise after gloriously crashing their Scimitars into the Berenger, but the ship's MPs and crew are still at full strength, and the first thing they did upon arrival was confiscate a local dwelling to turn into a mosque, and you have heard rumors that the clerics accompanying them have been using rather stronger tactics to get the local Qu'liri to consider conversion to Islam than you, personally, are comfortable with. Worse still, with the local guards under suspicion, the Cicero has been reliant on the Martian troops to help keep order, which has spawned even further incidents. Captain Clearwater has been livid about it, and more than once you've caught him shouting at the Martian Captain over vidcomm.
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AWAKEN MY KESTRELS!
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>>861833
Mecha Space Pirate Quest Banzai!
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>>861833
Bloody martians, time and place for this sort of thing!
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>>861833
>Speaking of the Martians, they're on the verge of becoming a problem as well. Most of their pilots may have gone to paradise after gloriously crashing their Scimitars into the Berenger, but the ship's MPs and crew are still at full strength, and the first thing they did upon arrival was confiscate a local dwelling to turn into a mosque, and you have heard rumors that the clerics accompanying them have been using rather stronger tactics to get the local Qu'liri to consider conversion to Islam than you, personally, are comfortable with. Worse still, with the local guards under suspicion, the Cicero has been reliant on the Martian troops to help keep order, which has spawned even further incidents. Captain Clearwater has been livid about it, and more than once you've caught him shouting at the Martian Captain over vidcomm.

what the fuccck
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>>861867
BANZAI!
>>861874
Try to tell this to any religious extremist...
>IT IS ALWAYS TIME FOR A CRUSADE!
>>861876
We already have heard the Qu'lir talking about the martians being worse than the jovians... Now we know why.
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>>861876
The more things change the more they stay the same
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Speaking of officers, there's also the matter of your prisoners, Duchess Maria Carnegie and Dame Elizabeth Wayland. Normally, there would be no reason to keep them in Innsmouth, in the Cicero's brig, and they would have been transferred to a prison in the capital by now. However, General Bradley Oman wants to take the prisoners in himself and get them offworld, and seems to think whatever insurrection is brewing in Innsmouth could be just as bad in Celephais. He would have done so a week ago, but attacks by a raiding fleet led by another Paladin in the vicinity of the Tranalor system have kept him busy. He did, however, record his formal passing-out of promotions and have it sent to Qu'lir. You are now, officially, a Lieutenant. The white uniform still feels a little too crisp, and you're not used to being saluted so much, but you'll deal with it and Irina being so proud of you helps a great deal. Simon was bumped up to Ensign and Garret...Garret did something very few people would have expected. He turned down his own promotion to Lieutenant, stating very clearly that he didn't do anything to deserve it and that he wasn't going to get special treatment for who his father was. Nobody could really argue with him when he pointed out that his dad had become a war hero on his own merits back in the old days, but as an eventual compromise he was made an Ensign too. This has had a second effect, leadership of Squad C has shifted to you. This isn't as dramatic as it would be in certain other SOUL Squads, the three of you already work as a team of friends anyway, so it's worked out well thus far.

Asphodel, too, has been promoted. He finally made Captain, and has been assigned the Light Cruiser Suetonius, set to arrive three days from now with fresh troops. Although space combat has made the voyage hazardous, a few minutes ago you yourself witnessed a transport land on the same field as the other two ships.

"Huh, resupply?" You question, peering out the viewpoint of the room you and Irina now share. Maria's hat is hanging from a coatrack, and your old officer's sword is hanging from the wall. You've taken to wearing her knife and saber on the opposite hip from your plasma pistol.

"On paper." Irina semi-confirms, looking into her mirror and adjusting her hair. She's dressed up today, and seems a hair more on edge than usual.

"Ah, something I shouldn't ask questions about." You nod sagaciously, crossing your arms.

She grins at you over one shoulder, "You're a quick learner, but this time it isn't really a secret. Here they come now, I'm going to be late if I don't hurry." A small fleet of groundcars is emerging from the transport, "These are specialists, technicians, and general useless flunkies Bahamut Corportation is foisting on me for one of our projects."

You nod again, looking even more wise, "Ah, more people for you to bully. I thought you looked happy about something." You tease her.

[Continued]
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Also, just for your knowledge... I don't know if you guys have heard of this, but things have gone crazy here in Rio, cops are on full scale war against the Druglords and they are kicking ass and taking no prisioners(when the midia or the poor population aren't looking).

This began last saturday, and it calmed down a bit since monday, but this battle is far from over as the police seems intent to bring justice for the 140 cops killed this year...
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>>861928
really? not heard anything about this. not even a peep on /pol/. then again it is flooded with trolls and shills right now
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>>861928
stay safe mate, dont stick your head out.
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>>861917
>He finally made Captain, and has been assigned the Light Cruiser Suetonius

We should make sure to congratulate him before he ships off. He can be an ass, but he's a good officer.
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She laughs and hurls a paintbrush at you, the wooden end of the handle striking you right between the eyes, "I'm supposed to be escorting them to the facility...that hotel, you remember the one...where we'll be working on Simon's mech."

This startles you a lot more than Irina throwing things at you, "All of this is for SIMON?" You gesture at the groundcars.

Irina nods, "Project Squilla. See? I told you he was wrong to complain." She puts her earrings on, and does a little spin, "How do I look?"

"Like a goddess." You give her a kiss on the cheek, "Don't let them stress you out too much, I have to go too, morning patrols."

She smiles, presses her lips to yours for a few warm moments, then leaves with a smile, "Let's have dinner here tonight, I feel like painting and it's supposed to rain later."

You watch her go, admiring the view...and once again, spot your stalker down at the end of the hall, glaring at you while pretending to read something on her PC.

>[Call her out]
>[Ignore her]
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>>861958
>>[Ignore her]
jealous pleb
also time for despair for Simon
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>>861928

Please stay safe, Brazil. I hope your neighborhood is clean of violence.
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>>861934
Yep, population is divided on the people who raging for the executions(There is this seven bodies from dealers goons that were found in a swanp near a favela that had all bullet entries on their necks for example...) and people who just wants the criminals to stop being so cocky and overconfident as they have been in the last years... Yeaahhh, emotions are running high.

Also, just in the first day, a police helicopter fell from the sky in mid of the initial "MEGAOPERATION(With all the police special forces storming the cidade de deus "City of God" at the same time)" of the police, and as the criminals started taking the glory for it... It seems that many cops went a little BESERKER because of this, and even if now they are saying that it fell because of a technical malfunction now it looks to late to fix the emotional damage that the men that losed their friends took...

>>861946
I was holed up in home he whole weekend, but i pass just in front of the main battlezone every day when going to college... But at least things are more calm now that the cops are occupying the place for now.
But if things get more heated again, i'm not going out.
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>>861958
>>[Ignore her]

do not engage with the yan
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>>861958
>>[Call her out]
We get it, you hate us! If you want to say you hate us forever, just do so already!
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>>861928
Would you say that shot down helicopter was a precipitating factor to the latest crackdown or something that just happened in the course of whatever is already going down? As horrible as it is to say the four casualties of the incident aren't out of the usual bounds of things to my uninformed outsider perspective but the fact it was a helicopter got front page international media attention (I saw that on the BBC website myself).
>>861917
Oh and hurray favorite quest! Hey Wong what would you say is the visual profile of martian vessels? I got a handle on the Joves and the Aves, but unsure how the other big(ish) player so far looks. Are there any other distinct style of vessel in another faction (other than pirate/belt ramshackle)?
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>>861958
>>[Ignore her]
We have better things to do
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>>861978

>>861964
Oops question already answered sorry
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>>861958
>[Call her out]
>HEY!YES, YOU!Can you spare a moment?
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>>861978

Martian ships are actually quite distinctive, they tend to have an elongated "nose" and wings, in contrast to the flying brick design of Jovian ships. Think Klingon Bird of Prey or Gekko-go.
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>[Call her out]

Tired of this shit.
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>>861963
In fact, in the first day the dealers from the Cidade de Deus were very cocky and started to claim that the part of the city i live in was now their territory because they shoot down the helicopter from the sky...
But they got their ass kicked so fast... It was almost a massacre, even if they were better armed than the cops '-'
Seriously, the difference between dozens of mooks with rifles and a dozen of highly trained men fueled by beserker rage is absurd, the guys didn't have a chance.

We still aren't certain of the number of deaths...
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>it's a tie

AS EXPECTED

TEN MINUTES NEXT VOTE WINS IT OR I FLIP A COIN
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>>861958
Call her out
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>>862049
Call her out
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>>861973
Well, reasoning expanded, we can't really afford more hidden shenanigans at this moment. We've already got the martians, the cat folk, a possible traitor, and Bahamut corp's eva thing. Last thing we need is another person acting in a way that could or could not cause trouble. We need to nip problems in the bud before they get worse.
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"HEY!" You have powerful lungs, just like your daddy and your daddy's daddy. Your voice carries, "Martha!"

She jerks as if slapped, and deactivates her PC, starting to turn away. Fortunately, your strides are longer than hers.

"Did I accidentally land on your dog or something when I got here? What gives?" You demand, falling into step behind her.

"Go away, pilot." She states in a clipped tone of voice.

"That's rich, considering you've been following me around. I have a girlfriend, you know, you should find some other man to bother." You don't have time for this nonsense.

She stops in her tracks, turns around, and jabs the end of her PC at your chest as though she wishes she was holding a knife, "Shut up! Keep your stupid voice down, you don't have to remind me!" You're not the most perceptive guy in the world, but even you could see she's on the verge of seriously losing her cool.

"I'll stop when you stop. The only reason I haven't said anything to Captain Clearwater is because you're Irina's friend or something. I haven't said anything to her, either, but if you don't knock it off...I will." You don't like making threats to noncombatants a full head shorter than you, but enough is enough. This is harassment!

She grits her teeth, "There's nothing you can say to hurt me that Irina hasn't said already. Go ahead, take your best shot if it makes you feel like a big man, just...just get off this planet and leave her alone. Go be a hero in the Solar System, this world and this ship don't need you."

You cross your arms, "I shot down a-"

"You got lucky and were using her masterpiece creation, a better mech than you deserve. Just like you're using her now. She's been through enough already with that...that asshole. It's not the first time a man has broken her heart in order to take credit for her genius, and it's not the first time I've had to hold her hand and let her cry on my shoulder and pick up the pieces afterward, either. You might have the Captain fooled with that big bluff farmboy act, but I know what you are, and the moment I have evidence of it...I'll bury you, I swear to Juno." She steps back, then starts to turn away, then abruptly whirls back towards you, "Do you even know how hard she tries to pretend it doesn't bother her, knowing THAT BOY is on this ship!? Having to see his FACE here? She does it for you, you know, and you don't deserve any of it. Nobody does. It's not just you, either, that stupid cat cunt Marilyn who's always whining at her for food does it as well. Even the Captain, he can't do anything by himself and is always asking her for help with every stupid little technical thing he can't get out of doing. But YOU, YOU are the worst of them all. I've put my job on the line for her more than once and...and..." Her shoulders shake, "I swear, if I was stronger, I'd..."

[Continued]
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>>862030
Nothing like a good violent purge to bring down crime. Its a wonder there is nothing about this full on war in the news.
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>>862146
Woooooo for Not!Gendo's fuckery dicking with us from the past.
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>>862146
what guy
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>>862146
Are all the lesbians in this story so unhinged in some way?

Wong, do you hate gay women? Is this your secret /pol/ agenda?
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>>862179
>implying everyone isnt unhinged
Fucking space madness
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>>862179
Let's be honest here, aside from wong, very few people are willing to make lesbians flawed in general. It's refreshing for a change since there's no real flawless being. Hell, even the protags are flawed.
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"Martha! Amos! Good to see you two finally talking!" It's the Captain, waving at you from down the corridor. Behind him is a large group of...wait, maids? They're all local Qu'liri, armed with cleaning equipment and trollies of supplies, neatly organized scrubbers and solvents all in a row. The Captain gestures for them to wait and practically skips over to you, "These girls are going to be giving the Cicero a clean-up in advance, I don't want my old bird to be looking frumpy when I get a picture of her next to the Suetonius." The Captain pats the corridor wall lovingly, "The unemployment rate around here has been bothering me a lot. Many of the richer citizens moved to Celephais, where it's safer, so workers in the service industry have fallen upon hard times. They came to me looking for work and...well..." He puts a finger to his lips, "I took pity on them just a little. Besides, it's good for morale, good for the ship, and good for our relations with the locals. Everybody ought to have a maid, ehh? Ehhhh?" He nudges you with a ginormous wink while Martha rolls her eyes.

"Sir, we could just have the pilots do it in there spare time." She suggests, "They have far too much time on their hands as it is."

Captain Clearwater frowns, "But look at them, they're so cute. Do you want them to go jobless?" He turns and waves at them.

One of them curtsies prettily at him, waving vigorously, "Thank you handsome Captain!"

Another one nods, "C-C-Captain, um, d-d-did you eat lunch already? I brought food from home, u-um...and I...I sort of made too much s-so..." Her tail swishes back and forth behind her as she looks nervously down at her feet.

"Nyo fair!" Another one pipes up, "I brought lunch to share with him first!"

A heated argument is about to break out, but fortunately Captain Matthias Clearwater is on the case. He holds his arms up to forestall a fight, "Girls, girls! I actually missed breakfast today, so I'm positively starving. I'll happily eat whatever you feed me." He gives them a radiant smile, then turns his head, "And that, Martha, is what we call 'conflict resolution', see...Martha? Blast, where did she go?"

You see the edge of her uniform whip around a corner down the hallway, and check the chronometer on your PC, "Sir, my squad is waiting for me, I should go."

"Dismissed, Lieutenant." The two of you salute each other, and he claps you on the back with a grin, "Don't let Martha bother you. She's overprotective of our Bahamutcorp representative and always has been. Apparently they've been friends for a long time and...well...you know how some people are. Martha and Brian...I should call him Captain Asphodel now, goodness me...broke up because of it, actually. He resents Irina for some silly reason and it would send Martha into tantrums and make being on the bridge really, really awkward. I was happy when they finally called it off. Anyway, you get to your patrol. Have fun, be safe, get back before the rain!"

[Continued]
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>>862258
Damn it Clearwater, you both make me chuckle and worry about this sort of thing.
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>>862258
So how many of these catgirls are going to be saboteurs?
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>>862258
Show of hands, how many people think that there's an assassin among the maids?
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>>862278
sucker's bet theres at least a spy in there.
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>>862258
>Besides, it's good for morale, good for the ship, and good for our relations with the locals.

Did you vetted them Captain 'Second Coming of Zapp Brannigan'?? Do you want enemy saboteurs? Because that's how you get enemy saboteurs.
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>>862278
at least one
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>>862291
I can imagine him captured by the local cat eared insurgents, tied up, guarded, and fed by cat girls; and him thinking to himself, no regrets.
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>>862277
At this point I'm more worried that Clearwater is the saboteur.
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>>862309
If he is then one of the servants are going to be his contact and patsy if anything happens
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>>862307
Considering at least some of the catgirls seem to like him legitimately, I'm wondering how long the insurgents could be around his well-inentioned bumbling before lapsing into spoiling their "captive", all the while with him never taking the whole "prisoner of terrorists" thing any more seriously than as if he'd been forced by custom to take his tea in a less than perfect restaurant.

Why does this idea amuse me so much?
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>>862337
>arouse
ftfy
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>>862348
I can be aroused AND amused.
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>>862326
Don't think he'd even need that. It's obvious enough that he has enough of a info leak to give the avalonians a long enough buffer to bury themselves in preparation of our arrival and knew our flight path. There's also the fact that the Paladin keeps getting information faster than we can. It did not take her long to get to the supply ship and start killing martians after we found out.
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Overprotective best friends and sisters who hate a girl's boyfriend's guts are a plague that has afflicted mankind since the beginning, one every man is intimately familiar with. You lucked out by being light-years away from Irina's sister, but it seems like her friend is an entirely different matter. Maybe you should bring this up with her, or maybe not. Good thing you're going flying, patrols always help to clear your head.

Garret gives you some shit for being late, but you don't really hear him. The hum of the Pumpkinseed II and the open sky help clear your mind, and eventually you decide that you'll pick a good time...and pray it really is a good time...and ask Irina about it. You don't want to cause problems for her, and frankly you don't want to cause them for Martha, either. You can understand wanting to protect your friends no matter the danger, no matter the cost, and you can only imagine how much harder it is as a bridge officer without much fighting experience or even a mech of her own. Being a jerk will only hurt you in the long run.

You hope Martha learns that before she loses a friend. You really, really don't want that to happen regardless of how she treated you.

"Garret, anything on the ASP?" You get your head back in the game. These patrols may be mind-numbing and frankly relaxing considering the pretty landscape and how there hasn't been even a peep of Avalonian activity in this region since the Berenger's advent, but you don't want to let your guard down.

"Finally, a response that isn't a grunt. Yo, Fearless Leader, I was just asking when our new frames are gonna get here." Garret quips, making a show of spinning the Warmouth's recessed head around.

[Continued]
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"With the Suetonius, I told you already. You're like a kid before a holiday." You grunt, on purpose.

"We don't all have the person making our SOUL mecha literally as close as the ends of our dicks, man, she's keeping you more updated than us. Don't let all this shit get into your head, fuck these people putting pressure on you. You can be chill with us." Garret pauses, then adds, "Right, sensors detect no unusual metallic concentrations...yeah, they're not pulling that river stunt on us again...an abundance of life signs, none of them overtly fleeing something huge and hidden, and one dude who needs to go drinking with his buddies tomorrow 'cause this guy's got a date tonight with Nedermeeeeyer." The Warmouth nudges Simon's Pumpkinseed II, nearly knocking it off course into the canopy.

"H-hey, we're just..." Simon protests.

Garret's mech shakes its head, and because it's a Warmouth, most of its upper body too, "There is no just, only do or do not. And you, my friend, should do Nedermeyer with the force of-hey, cool! Shooting star! Got a picture of it, this is going to look great."

"Why do they call them stars when they're almost the exact opposite of a star?" Simon tries to change the subject.

"Huh, it's...within sensor range now, and it's not burning up in the atmosphere. The fuck? Is it a piece of ship debris or something?" Garret notes.

"Whatever it is, we need to plot its course and be there first." Unfortunately the Mantas are in short supply and need enough maintenance that you don't have access to them every time you go on patrol. After all, your three mecha can attain gravity flight on their own, some of the weaker mecha on board aren't, and they have priority with the Mantas in non-emergency situations. The dorsal thrusters on your Pumpkinseed II flare up, reorienting you more horizontally in the air, before the leg thrusters kick on full strength and you speed up, "If it's coming down on a civilian settlement we'll need to destroy it midair, if not we can let it go."

[Continued]
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>>862454
"It's sending out a transmission...the fuck is 'Operation Meteor'?"
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>>862454
>it's the ship we're waiting for
>or another Paladin
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>>862454
Report it back. If it's the Avalonians, maybe there's been intel reports from other theatres regarding stuff like this. Or maybe it's nothing.
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>>862454
Little out of the ways to start the Colony drops Avalon. Can't find Australia?
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>>862474
Would YOU want to drop a colony on Australia? Those fuckers would probably survive, and now they have a whole colony's worth of material to fuck you up with.
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>>862470
> Or maybe it's nothing.
It's NEVER nothing, cmon man.
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>>862485
Worked pretty well for Zeon. Gave Sydney a nice new bay to work with. Mind you Sydney WAS the bay, but minor details.
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>>862495
I've actually just started watching the original Mobile Suit Gundam, thanks completely to Wong, but I've already gotten the impression from people here that Zeon could get away with a lot of shit that would never work for anyone else. I'll have to see if the series holds my theory true that wearing that mask gives Char the superpower "can actually succeed even though he's the villain".
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>>862507
Watch origin.
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>>862507
Nah, Zeon got away with a lot of shit because the Zabis were ruthless enough and most of the Feddies leadership were corrupt incompetents.
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>>862524
origin?
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>>862541
Gundam Origin. The prequel to Mobile Suit Gundam and most probably a test run for the inevitable HD remake of Mobile Suit Gundam.
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>>862541
revised, redone version of MS: Gundam.

Less of the super robo, more of the real robo compared to the original airing.

It was also a manga first so give this a shot.

http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Mobile-Suit-Gundam-The-Origin

>White Base at Side 5 now comes with THREE Guntanks off the bat and they deploy. IN SPACE.
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>>862507
Well, it's a mix of things really. Zeon's Operation British was meant to take out Jaburo, but due to interference from the navy went off target and hits the aussies. Mind you, Zeon lost the war in the end due to lack of resources, manpower, and their leadership hating one another and seeing who can do the biggest head shot, but Feddie casualties were staggering in the end. I honestly want to see them do a series where they delve into the what if of Garma not being killed.
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>>862560
Um, didn't Wong say that anyone starting from scratch should just watch through the whole, original series?
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>>862560
I always disliked how the guncannon and gun tank were dead ends of ms design.
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Rolled 6 (1d10)

>>862560
So I should read this instead of watching the OG anime? I'm already on episode 18
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>>862610
keep watching the original. It's good to see the root of this sort of thing as opposed to the reimaging.
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>>862571
I guess but to each their own. I've never actually watched the original but im familiar with the material.

>>862605

Well they do have their successors in late UC. Guncannon derivatives still persists.
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"...You know, the outer covering is burning off, it's losing mass rapidly, but now I'm getting more definite metallic traces." Garret reports, sending the two of you a course he's plotted out, "It's definitely not a meteor but..."

"Visual range confirmed." Simon notes, and a moment later you too spot the smoke trail among the clouds and a descending ball of fire. It's small, too small to be a crashed ship.

"This is Lieutenant Wedge, to the Cicero. Lieutenant Wedge, to the Cicero." You call it in.

"This is the Cicero, what is your situation, Lieutenant?" Martha's crisp voice responds, you can hear how annoyed she is...and apparently she's the comms officer, if she's responding and not the Captain.

"Investigating a suspicious sub-atmospheric descending extraterrestrial object." You report, "It doesn't seem like a normal meteor."

"What, you think that shooting star leads to a pot of gold or something? That's a myth, you know." She responds scornfully.

"That's...that's not even the right myth. You have to catch a tiny drunk man and rob him." You try to correct her.

"What? Why? That's just mugging someone!" Martha snaps.

"Don't blame me, I heard somewhere that it came from an ancient Terran nation, they'd look for small, drunk men and...oh wow, it really is an allegory for mugging. Anyway, no, it's suspicious and we're investigating it. I already have my pot of gold anyway." You can't resist.

"Savage." She growls, and terminates comms.

You continue flying, tracking the path of the object, "Hey, Garret, I think my girlfriend's friend hates me."

"Oi."

"No kidding? What did you ever do to her?" Garret asks, sounding intrigued.

"Oi."

"Nothing, that's the point." You explain.

"Oi."

"I think it's just because I'm dating her friend and she's..." You try to explain.

"Oi."

"A crazy paranoid bitch? That shit happens, man." Garret sighs.

"Oi."

"Sometimes it ends up alright, sometimes you have a gunfight with a woman in a bloodstained wedding dress in the rain on the rooftop of a cathedral." Garret reminisces.

"Oi."

"That has never, ever happened to you." You remind Garret.

"Oi."

"Yeah, but it would be awesome if it did, and then the sun peeks right through the clouds and casts a single beam down, and a flock of fucking doves or something flies past, and then..." Garret continues.

"Oi."

"Revolver?" You remember the name of the simflick he's referencing, "That was great, you guys want to watch it again sometime?"

"Oi."

"Yeah, sure. Jove's sake, Simon, what do you want?" Garret agrees.

"Oi."

"W-what?" Simon stammers.

"Oi."

You hear a drumbeat picking up, "Wasn't it you Oi-ing at us? Wait, is your music on, either of you?"

"Oi."

"No, why?" Simon sounds baffled.
"Nah." Garret does too.

"Oi."

"Because that's ACDC." You feel a sudden lump swelling in your throat as the fireball breaches the clouds, and now you see the huge, black parachutes streaming behind it as it vents pale mist that puts out the fires.

[Continued]
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>>862507

You have to stick with it through the desert episodes, that was the hard part for me.

Char, interestingly, has a lot of character development for a villain.
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>>862660
IT'S THE BLACK OGRE!
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>>862636

Go watch it.


>>862610

Keep watching it.


>>862605

Pic related
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>>862665
CCA was out of left field though. The whole thing was an excuse for Char and Amero to have one final duel. Also kept hoping for Amuro to show up in Unicorn to wreck Full Frontal's shit while calling him an insult to the man he knew.
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>>862660
Well, either the Pirate King is here, or an imposter's here.
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>>862660
Leprechauns werent really drunk. Clurichauns were drunk all the time, but if you gave them a plate of whisky they would protect your wine cellar.
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>>862660
> TnT
Getting massive THPS flashbacks, bless you Wong.
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>>862684
Its gotta be an impostor, why would Roarke even be here right now in the middle of bum fuck nowhere?
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>>862692
Getting entertainment for the reception. He's going to be offering jobs to a whole lot of cat girls.
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>>862697
I don't think any of our women would be willing to let him go unsupervised around that many catgirls. I mean, yeah, it's more Oda's thing than Roarke's, but you just know that weeaboo has shown Roarke a few adult images convincing him that catgirls are worth considering.
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>>862715
Eh, for all we know it's Oda making him doing this. But seriousness aside, the thing is doing something never done before. It's using a reentry system. A very Jovian one. Don't think it can be a Knight or Paladin, but we will see soon enough.
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>>862679
I like to think during the design phase for 00 S2, the lead mech designer was drunk as shit.
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>>862679
GUNTANK ON THE BACK OF GUNDAM!!!
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>>862750
GUNCANNON YA FILTHY PLEB!
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“Oi.”

You see limbs stirring beneath the stringy, doughy, khaki-tan stuff covering the falling object, something unfolding as if being hatched from an egg.

“Oi.”

Its head stretches the material. You see a face, a protruding Y-shape visible, glowing white. Great, clawed hands tear away the stuff away from its sensors to clear their view. A pair of huge, rectangular, shoulder-mounted projections, perhaps shields, flap upwards like wings, ripping the presumably heat-resistant substance into long shreds that dangle down around it like a cape. Its frame is black, the bright, glistening black of a beetle, with argent highlights. Its arms are huge, powerfully built, tipped with great clawed fingers and spiky knuckles. All in all, it's as big as most SOUL mecha are, if not bigger.

“See me ride out of the sunset on your
Color TV screen,”

Spikes of blue-green flame ignite as it compensates with its thrusters, slamming into the ground ahead of you and sending dirt flying high into the air. It's created a crater in the woodlands below, but rises up off its knees and takes off without hesitation, flying towards you.

“Alright, we-” You start.

“O-oh Jove...oh Minerva...” You can hear Simon's teeth chattering.

“Out for all that I can get
If you know what I mean,”

“Calm down, buddy. Garret, call it in.” You open hailing frequencies.

>[What say?]
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>>862770
"BLACK OGRE. I SAY AGAIN. BLACK OGRE."
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>>862743

Yes, but apparently the VA for Ribbons absolutely fucking loved Reborns Gundam and went around being smug to all the other VAs about how awesome it was and how it transformed.

To be fair, Reborns Gundam is fucking dope.
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>>862770
>Roarke Starwind I presume?
Try not to shit your pants
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>>862778

I should make it clear, you're addressing the newcomer. Garret's handling reporting this to base.
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>>862784
Yea i realised that after I posted but I have to leave my shame up there.

And yes, the reborns gundam is amazing.
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>>862780
Does it really transform or does it just turn around?
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>>862770
"This Lieutenant Amos Wedge of the UJCIDF. Please Identify yourself and your intentions immediately. We will escort you back to base if friendly, but if you are who we think you are, then we're gonna have to protect the fine people of this planet from you."
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>>862790

It turns around, the limbs switch orientation, the non-active head folds partially into the chest, and the things on its back...I believe...switch from huge cannons to smaller cannons on drones, I THINK. It's been a while.
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>>862780
Fun fact, the VA for Ribbons was also Amuro's original VA.
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>>862796
This is*. My grammar is pretty bad today.
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>>862770
Well, ain't no rest for the wicked.
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"Pilot of the unidentified mecha, this is Lieutenant Amos Wedge of the UJCIDF. Please state your name and intentions immediately. Uh, you wouldn't be Roarke Starwind and that...wouldn't be the Black Ogre, would it?"

"Women to the left of me, and women to the right. Ain't got no gun, ain't got no knife...don't you start no fight" The black giant nods, flying directly towards you.

There's a voice over the comms, a little staticky but distinctly confident and male, sounding a bit older than you, "Better places than this to make an announcement, kids. Fight or don't, I'm coming through."

It's not stopping, it's not slowing down, and it's about a kilometer away. More pieces of dangling khaki goop slough off, but it's still enwreathed with the stuff and could do with a power cleaning.

>[Attack]
>[Don't]
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>>862832
>>[Don't]
pursue and call for backup
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>>862832
>[Attack]
>This is the Black Ogre we have to fight it, at least we can weaken it so the men back at the base can take it down
Feels like a very Amos thing to do
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>>862832
>>[Don't]
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>>862832
>[Attack]
Cant just let pirates rush up on your base.
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>>862832
>>[Don't]
Oh Shit it's the Pirate King!? What is he doing so far from the belt?
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>>862832
..Something seems off. The design feels older and there was no mention of the harpoon.
>[Don't]
Pursue and inform that you are following behind him, but do not directly attack. Inform the base and get people ready. If it is the black ogre, 3 of us facing it could end badly.
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>>862832
>>[Attack]
What the fuck is even happening right now
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>>862832
>Yeah but why tho?
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>>862832
>>[Attack]
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>>862858
got a feeling the navy just made mp kaisers as a scare tactic. A paladin deterrent.
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>>862857
Ya I'm getting the same vibe, this feels like someone took the older design and did what they could to replicate it. Probably thought that no one would risk fighting Roarke
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>>862879
Thats what I am getting at, but that parachute is new tech, no way about it. It's definetly designed for planetary entry, which is a rarity for Roarke since he operates in the belt. He'd come in with that big flag ship too, which would catch their eyes. Either way, the design is old but the tech is new. It can't be a pirate, and it's definetly not Avalonian.
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>>862859

Please clarify since you're currently the tiebreaker.
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>>862832
>[Attack]

Away with you, Pretender.
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YOU ARE: Amos Wedge (Age 18)

Attractiveness: 7
Body Type: 10
Cool: 8 (Intimidation +3, Leadership +3)
Empathy: 6
Intelligence: 8 (Awareness +3)
[Education]: +3
Luck: 7
Movement Allowance: 7
Reflexes: 10 (Dodge & Escape +6, Mecha Fighting +7, Mecha Gunnery +7, Mecha Melee +7, Mecha Missiles +7 Mecha Pilot +7, Melee +4, Hand-to-Hand +4 Handgun +4, Stealth +3, Zero-G +3)
Technical Ability: 8

Rookie Bonus: Anime Hero

Luck Points 7 (refreshes at end of session), Maneuver Pool 2 (refreshes at end of combat, otherwise identical to Luck)
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>>862920
Blast him?

I'm not sure what's going on, actually. I'm fucked right now.
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>>862832
>[Attack]

Swore an oath and all that.
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UJCIDF PUMPKINSEED II Amos Custom
Medium Striker Torso: C/S/K 8, 4 tons
Medium Striker Head: C/S/K 4, 2 tons
Medium Striker L. Arm: C/S/K 5, 2 tons
Left Hand: 2 CP, 1 Space, 1 Kill, 0.5 tons
Medium Striker R. Arm: C/S/K 5, 2 tons
Right Hand: 2 CP, 1 Space, 1 Kill, 0.5 tons
Medium Striker L. Leg: C/S/K 5, 2 tons
Medium Striker R. Leg: C/S/K 5, 2 tons

Armor: Heavy Striker (5 SP, 5 CP, 2.5 tons) on all locations

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), Torso Storage Module (1 CP, 1 Space), Liftwire (0.3 CP), Spotlights (0.2 CP)

Armament: Pumpkinseed IIs have a handheld Beam Rapier and an Active Shield sub-servo on their left elbow, in addition to the usual ranged options. They also each have a single Heavy Missile concealed inside the right forearm for emergencies and a second in the head.
Handheld Light Beam Rapier: WA +1, 5K (only 2K of structure), EMW (treats SP as 4 less than usual), 5 CP, 5 Spaces, 1 ton
Arm-Mounted Active Shield: DA -1, SP 8, 17 CP, 4 Spaces, 4 tons
Amos Custom Beam Rifle: Range 500m, WA +1, 6K (1K of structure), BV 3, Infinite Ammo, 24.5 CP, 5 Spaces, 0.5 tons
Arm-Mounted Heavy Missile: Range 1200m, WA +2, 12K, 1 rocket, 3 CP, 3 Spaces, 0.5 tons
Head-Mounted Heavy Missile: Range 1200m, WA +2, 12K, 1 rocket, 3 CP, 3 Spaces, 0.5 tons

Thrusters & Speed: 5 per leg, 2 in the torso. Moves 400 meters per turn in flight, or can run 250m. 12 CP.
Total Weight: 38.5 tons
Total Cost: 140 CP
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Alright, give me a 1d10+7 Initiative roll, and one other thing...

>[vote on which of your weapons you're opening up on him with]
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>>862969
Got one helluva boost. Use to be 16 across the board. That Pally busting certainly helped. Still, this is going to end badly. If we are going to attack it, try for the disable, NOT the kill.
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Rolled 7 + 7 (1d10 + 7)

>>862992
Might as well give him the missiles first of all. Possibly blow the maneuver pool on them.
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Rolled 5 (1d10)

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Rolled 1 + 7 (1d10 + 7)

>>862992
Open with the head mounted heavy missle
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Rolled 1 + 7 (1d10 + 7)

>>862992
Use the burst rifle. It will do for a warning shot.
>>863002
DO NOT use the missiles!
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Rolled 9 + 7 (1d10 + 7)

>>862992
Missiles
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Rolled 6 + 7 (1d10 + 7)

>>862992
ALL OF THE MISSILES
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Rolled 1 + 7 (1d10 + 7)

>>862992
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>>862179
well, all the unhinged ones seem to have had contact with, or know someone who has had contact with, Gerrard Biggs.
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You won initiative. Anyone against using the missiles, make your case in less time than it takes me to warm up this food.
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Rolled 5 + 7 (1d10 + 7)

>>862992
beam rifle
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>>863042
Alright, let's start with the fact that we are using and initiating combat with someone who looks like but doesn't seem to be quite the Black Ogre. It has used new technology of jovian make to get here and did not engage us but KNOWS where our base is. You want to hit it with our hardest missile right off the bat, likely killing him when he could very well be a friendly. No warning shots, no caution, no acting like a soldier and making preparations and doing things by the book. If he's piloting a prototype scare machine, destroying it would screw everything up. A warning shot from our burst rifle wouldn't crit or do anything more than superficial damage, but it'd get the point across.
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>>863060
As far as we know this is Roarke and we should treat it as such. It would be better if we accidentally killed a soldier doing an operation we had no idea of and didn't warn us then let a man like Roarke go freely to our base
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>>863067
still don't why we'd be here in the first place. Unless we're getting a catgirl for Oda
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>>863073
No idea, but we're Amos now not Roarke. We have to do what Amos would do
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>>863067
Except this is WAY out of his operating range and makes no sense. No back up, no news of the rhinehawk or kestrels using a gate, THE ONLY MEANS TO GET HERE FROM THE SOLAR SYSTEM, and being told we will be getting reinforcements. Not only that, but you want to solo the ace instead of initiating a pincer menuver with the men back at base and properly take him down. You aren't thinking like Amos, you just want to fight!
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>>863076
alright, prepare to shoot down the Alpha-Chad
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>>863081
>
well yeah, its Thunder. His two settings are "fuck it" and "kill it"
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>>863081
Yup the guy who volunteered to go and play bait for a Paladin when he knew it was going to be a suicide mission would never try and stop Roarke from going towards his base
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>>863081
We cant just let someone who appears and claims to be a huge pirate roll up on our base. Plus he has already threatened us.

If someone showed up in a tank and basically said get out of my way or I'll wreck you thats plenty of cause to shoot him.
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>>863092
A suicide mission with several squads of pumpkinseed IIS and Palomino IIs with more than just 'lol just shoot' planned that ended that way due to luck. Now you want to face a known ace killer with just the three and no assistance fro mantas or other teams. So no, that does not add up.
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>>863105
Initiative has been rolled. To me this means it is too late. The fight is on.
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>>863114
The fight shouldn't have even been on to start with. This is a bad position to face Roarke in considering our machines and there was no thought in even trying to team up or get other teams here!
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>>863122
You dont always get the opportunity to plan for an attack in the military.
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"On my mark." You instruct the others, reaching out for a joystick on the arm of your chair. There's a cap on a hinge at the top, which you flip open, arming the missiles. Targeting reticules swim across your viewscreen, centering on the oncoming Black Ogre.

"A-Amos watch out, I know all about how he fights. When he gets within five hundred meters, he's going to go horizontal and do a charging kick at you. If he comes closer than that and stops, you need to watch out because that means he's planning to grab you with the harpoon. T-that might actually be worse than getting kicked." Simon chimes in.

Your stomach clenches at the thought of those little Harpies getting crushed by this thing. This isn't the incomprehensible attacks of the Berenger, this is something as basic as a charging bear or gorilla, pure, unsophisticated savagery aimed directly at you.

"This is your last warning, we will open fire. I've got a woman waiting for me at base, I'll die before I let you touch her." Your voice is deadly serious.

"Good, so do I. I wanted to demand the surrender of your ship where all of you could see and hear me clearly, but going there with hostages is fine too." The voice over the comms crackles.

>[Roll 1d10+16]
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>>863129
His target is a known point with us on persuit. They could easily scramble machines to defend the base in this situation which has been done before and quickly. If they had mantas then the meet up would have been rather quick too.
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>>863122

Garret called the Cicero already, so don't count out the idea of backup...but you are rather far from the Cicero.
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Rolled 2 + 16 (1d10 + 16)

>>863134
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Rolled 2 + 16 (1d10 + 16)

>>863134
Buddha pls
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Rolled 9 + 16 (1d10 + 16)

>>863134
yea this ain't us, why would need to capture.....DAMN IT RED SIREN IF THIS IS JUST TO GET YOUR SISTER TO YOUR WEDDING!!!
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>>863134
>"Good, so do I."
yeah, that aint Roarke. But he might fight like Roarke
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Rolled 4 + 16 (1d10 + 16)

>>863134
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>>863146
Buddha you fat fuck.
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Rolled 6, 9 = 15 (2d10)

>>863143
>>863146
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>>863143
>>863146
Why didn't you use Maneuver pool for your rolls?
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>>863158
i didnt know,
iv just beeen reading lrking and this is the frist time iv been able to roll and vote
sorry if i missed up
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>>863158

Against a 6 and a 9 it would have taken a lot of Maneuver, especially if there's an Active Shield involved. Which, if this is Roarke, there should be. If this isn't Roarke, who knows what defensive measures it's packing?
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>>863170
That is true. Just feels weird to not throw everything at it. Garret going to try for the attack?
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Rolled 4, 7, 8, 4 = 23 (4d10)

>>863181
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>>863185
Good job garret, that looks like a hit for the second shot.
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Rolled 4 (1d10)

>>863185
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Rolled 1 (1d10)

>>863194
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>>863169
No worries. Got heated up. Rule of thumb is to put a 1 or 2 in it if you are rolling for a important roll. Sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn't, but maneuver rolls refresh after each combat.
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>>863216
Amos has 2 maneuver.
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>>863224
We also had two missiles which had our highest accuracy. Using a +1 normally helps, though we had bad luck with the rolls this time.
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"Ain't no rest for the wicked." You sigh.

"What?" The voice sounds confused.

"And money don't grow on trees. I've got bills to pay." You fire a missile, and he jukes out of the way, "Mouths to feed." Another missile, and he swerves the other way to avoid it, "Ain't nothing in this world for free." Fuck going down without a fight and double-fuck being a hostage. Your shots have led him right into Garret's range, and Garret fires at the first available opportunity. Your opponent easily dodges one, but the second...the second is a beautiful, clean hit that nearly takes his head off, shredding his sensor mask and leaving an exposed sensor core. You frown, disappointed, you'd been hoping to see the famous face of the Black Ogre.

Your comms hiss momentarily, then you hear the Captain's voice, "Lieutenant, we received your message. We've initiated the brass' anti-Starwind procedures."

"Anti-Starwind procedures?" You question, the barrel of your beam gun swiveling to track the Black Ogre as it dives into the trees below you.

"He's blocking my line of sight!" Garret hisses, although you still have a bead on your opponent.

"Yes, that's right!" the Captain insists, "By Jove, we're at full combat readiness, turrets are manned, and we're sending out every male pilot we have with the Mantas."

"Every male pilot?" You question.

"Yes. The brass was very specific, all female staff have been confined to quarters." He clarifies for you.
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>>863260
they're learning...
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Black Ogre is currently 600 meters away, just outside nominal range for your beam gun. You can fire on him (at 1d10+11 due to the distance), or move 400m closer to him. Vote away!
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>>863260
>shredding his sensor mask and leaving an exposed sensor core. You frown, disappointed, you'd been hoping to see the famous face of the Black Ogre.

Sheeeiiiiiit this nigga ain't real.
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>>863260
Well if we can see him back up into the sky and start shooting trees until there isnt any cover left.
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>>863273
Shoot away, the longer he has to travel into melee the better. Whats garrets ASP say about him?
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>>863260
You fools how can the woman folk flee when he brakes into the ship now?
Did you atleast give them arms to defend themselves or cyanide pills?
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>>863278

He's still approaching, not fleeing, just coming through the trees to foul Garret's shot and maybe force you to cluster up.
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>>863260
Clever girl.
>>863273
Ping him from range. Getting close puts us in 'IMMA KICK YOU' range, and if he rushes for a kick, we still have our own active shield.
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>>863287
Yeah I read that wrong.
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>>863273
Pew pew and hope for luck.
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PEW PEW IT IS! Give me 1d10+11s.
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Rolled 2 + 11 (1d10 + 11)

>>863302
Roger.
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Rolled 8 + 11 (1d10 + 11)

>>863273
fire but to make him get into someone eils rang or line of sight
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Rolled 7 + 11 (1d10 + 11)

>>863302
Pew Pew
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>>863302
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Rolled 8, 4 = 12 (2d10)

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Rolled 8 + 11 (1d10 + 11)

>>863302
oops broke my dice

>>863306
>>863308
good shots mateys
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Rolled 9 + 11 (1d10 + 11)

>>863302
Pew Pew motherfucker
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Rolled 5, 1, 2, 8 = 16 (4d10)

And Simon's, boosted with Luck.
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>>863316
Hmm, second dice is going to decide if this truly is roarke or not. Should be 15 or so for a Roarke dodge roll.
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Rolled 6 (1d10)

>>863321
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>>863333
checked
also Brazilanon are you dead? did the cartels get him?
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>>863340
God I hope not. Shit-talking Lori won't be the same without him.
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>>863349
He'll be causing explosions in heaven, now.
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>>863349
still surprised that /pol/ didn't have a single bit of news on the police raids. we love it when the hues go hard against the cartels.
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>>863349
Threads would feel weird without him shilling for Avalon all the time
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You heave a sigh of relief, "Keep her safe, sir."

"You have my word." He promises.

You mentally start trying to calculate how many male pilots, exactly, the ship has left as you spray beam fire into the forest below. Trees light up like torches, but like a great black shark the Ogre below you seems to avoid every blow, twisting and turning through the underbrush. One shot is very close, but you're outside optimal distance. Simon drops down into his path, firing his magnetic grappling harpoon, but the Ogre ducks beneath it and then swings upward with the goo-covered rectangular projection on its shoulder to knock the grapple aside as Simon pulls it back.

>[Feed me 1d10+15s]
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Rolled 3 + 15 (1d10 + 15)

>>863372
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Rolled 9 + 15 (1d10 + 15)

>>863372
capture the impostor. Roarke would've grabbed the grapple and pulled him in.
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Rolled 7, 10 = 17 (2d10)

>>863379
>>863380
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>>863372
Foo, hope Simon can get behind him and grapple him. That or ram him and get him to drop an action.
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>>863387
wow, lucky bastard
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>>863393
This is one damn good fake. It's actually kind of worrying. Garret likely has a shot now along with Simon.
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Rolled 1, 7, 1, 8 = 17 (4d10)

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>>863412
Garret please..
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Rolled 2 (1d10)

>>863412
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Rolled 6 + 10 (1d10 + 10)

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Rolled 6, 4, 4, 9 = 23 (4d10)

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Rolled 7 (1d10)

>>863430
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Rolled 2, 5, 5, 10 = 22 (4d10)

Oh, and just for kicks.
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>>863445
>just for kicks
>a 10
Who's the lucky guy?
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>>863450

Him.
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>>863452
...well.
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>>863452
That seems to be the case. Dear gods, is this what it feels like to face Roarke and his dice blessed by the RNG?
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>>863452
>Even Roarke's impostor won't job
Truly he is blessed by lady luck
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>>863452
The Gods of Rock Blessed Roarke so hard even just the image of him shares the blessing of luck
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Plasma chews up the trees and sends columns of dirt shooting into the air, but this man...this man is absolutely no joke at all. He dodges your fire as if it's what he was born to do.

"I'm dirty, mean, and mighty unclean
I'm a wanted man," ACDC proudly proclaims, now that you're paying attention to the song again.

You see it happen almost as if in slow motion, as he rockets out of the trees, faintly tilting and orienting his body towards...Garret? But Garret is a good two hundred meters away.

"Public enemy number one
Understand?"

Simon's grapple lashes out and is yet again smacked away by a shield, as your opponent reaches up...under his shields...and rips one of them off. Cheap metal structuring and cloth crunch in its grip as it pulls out what's beneath. It's hard to describe, rolled up like it is. It looks almost like a human spine. The false shield pauldron drops away, and the long bar of jointed, flexible segments unfolds, revealing a razor-sharp double-bladed axe with a flexible haft, its edges glowing with heat. The thing casually, still in mid-spin, scrapes the edge along its remaining shield, peeling the goop off a fin-shaped shield patterned with white markings in the shape of scales, attached via a short tentacle mount to the enemy mech's spine. As the shield shifts into the dorsal position it reveals a second whip-axe, which the mech grabs. Its arms blur with speed as it lashes out. Eight times, four per arm, whirling them above and around each other with professional grace, the axes extending like long tentacles.

"So lock up your daughter,
Lock up your wife,
Lock up your back door,
And run for your life,"

The Warmouth's arms come clean off from successive vertical slashes, then equally effortless horizontal slashes divide its torso into thirds, clean and neat. Garret ejects, his cockpit ball careening safely off into the trees. The pieces of his mech explode. Against the backdrop of the burning forest, a mech that no longer resembles the Black Ogre very much at all turns to face you. "One down."

"The man is back in town
Don't you mess me around" ACDC warns you.
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>>863495
yea that ain't us, 5 bucks on it being another pirate who operates outside the Sol system or a Paladin
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Also somehow I forgot my [Continued] twice this thread.
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>>863495
Fuuuuuuck
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>and then the real Roarke comes down in an orbital dropkick because someone is tarnishing his name
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>>863495
yup, that is most definetly a paladin.. question is, is he Belphagor?
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Momentarily, the music pauses, and you receive a vidcomm request. Out of curiosity, you accept.

The man sitting in the cockpit isn't Roarke Starwind, his short blue-black hair disqualifies him immediately, as does the Avalon-style armored flight suit he's wearing, but he's big and imposing enough for the job, "I'm sure that man will be greatly angered that I revealed my true form, but you aren't opponents I can simply ignore. You have my respect, warriors." The enemy mech tilts its head, more or less just an exposed sensor core by now, towards the horizon, "Your friends are already on their way." You hear a deep sigh of satisfaction, "Which means I've won." The black mech shifts its grip on its axes, "I'm betting one of you is going to try and attack me while the other rescues your teammate. So, who is it going to be?" It points its axe at Simon, "You..." It slowly tracks the weapon to point at you instead, "Or you?"

>[Attack the enemy]
>[Rescue Garret]
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>>863522
also why he wants our ship. might want to capture something to use as leverage to get Lori back maybe?
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>>863495
Holy shit. I just realized, the fish motif with the scales and similar stuff to Caesar's mech. Is this a military guy here to train us? Could it be a test? What if it's Caesar's dad?
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>>863526
It's a trap!!! ambush force at our base!
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>>863526
>>[Attack the enemy]
Shit, he's Hector. SHIT IT'S A 2 WAY ASSAULT. You better be ready to use some luck and maneuver pool, because this is going to go south fast. Inform the base that the enemy is a Paladin that disguised itself as Roarke!
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>>863529
Nevermind, this is worse. I played the fuck out of that fire emblem. That dude is the Roarke of it.
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>>863536
Its not Belegor, he's pure brawl just like us
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>>863526
>[Attack the enemy]
Oh boy, this isn't going to end well
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>>863536
>because this is going to go south fast

>one of our three is already out of the fight
>he's probably going to go for the one who goes to rescue him
>he outclasses us pretty handily

>go south

We're already south.
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>>863536
>>863538
then Not!Eliwood is leading the ambush force probably
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>>863538

So alpha he can seduce the designated yuri-tease character.
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>>863526
>[Attack the enemy]

oh fug
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>>863526
Well whatcha gonna do.
>[Attack the enemy]
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>>863545
Well, further south would be us losing all our prototype soul machines and our girlfriend.
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>>863550
Seriously, the motherfucker caught a falling Pegasus and it's rider and barely flinched. Kill bosses like it's nobodies business.
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>>863550
He's the only actual lord that uses Axes. He crits like a berserker, has armor like a knight and hp like a fighter and actually pretty good skill, speed, and strength.
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>>863526
Both rescue Garret and regroup? We have reinforcements on the way. He's just one dude.
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>>863588
that's probably a Paladin, and our base is about to come under attack
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>>863572
Yep. He's also so far from the norm of a traditional game main character. Practical and relatively even tempered. Not some emotional wishy-washy waif kid.
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>>863589
Its most likely the Paladin's second in command
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>>863589
It doesn't seem like he is, he seems to be under orders to act like Roarke until a specific goal has been met. He's also trying to goad us and divide our forces. Slow us down.
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This decision is just for this turn, by the way, once you have Garret (if Simon can get him, which is the result of you choosing to be the one who attacks, there will definitely be a subsequent retreat vs stay and fight choice.
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>>863590
Yup, then he dies like a bitch in the next game in the continuity. Which is a shame because he could probably kick the ass of the entire empire.
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>>863590

You'd assume that Eliwood would fill that role, but Eliwood straight-up propositioned a private lapdance from a dragon and got it. Like a boss.
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>>863598
He only dies because he chose a baller ass cursed axe and he knew it would cause his death. He was just too good a bro.
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>>863602
Hector is still best main character though.
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>>863602
Man, my eliwoods never turned out good. Lyn did, but never him. Then there is Roy and what a disappointment HE is.
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>>863602
And also, I got no beef with Eliwood. All three main characters were pretty cool. Hector is just the first dude I picked and he wrecked everything. I don't think I even lost anyone.
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Looking at the time and we're where at and what I know is upcoming, this seems like a good time to pause for the night. November 24, as you know, is Thanksgiving here in the states, so tonight is a night for family, not gaming. We'll resume Friday.
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>>863615
Fair enough. Going to stay away from black friday then?
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>>863608
>>863605
>>863603

Hector is just the best in general.
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>>863615
See you then boss, have fun!
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>>863620
and apparently the dice agreed with you the entire time.
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>>863619

Yes, I probably am.
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>>863615
Thanks for running boss! Time for more mechs in Titanfall 2!
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>>863340
>>863349
>>863353
>>863365
You guys... I just fell asleep because of tiredness and you start theorizing about my death...
Got comments though, i feel honored by these words.
...And you aren't half wrong, for all as you knew i could be dead, but i don't live in the middle of the battlezone, just somewhat near it, what causes me to have to pass in front of it in my normal day-to-day life, so you shouldn't worry if i disappear in the middle of the night... Worry if i don't show up to the session.
>>863629
Thanks for running, Wong, even if i didn't was here for most of it, it is always a pleasure to be able to see how this story goes.

>>863526
Shouldn't we also comm to the base and tell them that "ITS A TRAP!"?
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Huh, is anyone still here? Did you see the "Iron Kestrels Special Calendar" plan that was being discussed in the last thread?
"January - Roarke, risqué pilot suit
February - Mo, fluffy robes with his hair showing maybe a small fluffy animal with him
March - Richard in workout clothing
April - Oda, Fundoshi also cherry blossoms
May -
June - Group swimsuit shot
July -
August - Caesar in Roman style clothing
September -
October -
November -
December - Group Christmas shot
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>>864024
Yeah I was the one who kept reposting it, Richard wasn't completely agreed on for March and in workout clothes, it was just an idea I had. We're missing Avi, Basil, Pierre, Flint and not!Harlock.
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>>864204
I think Flint would be better for march, maybe while doing a Mars cosplay erotic military cosplay.
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>>864225
>or erotic military cosplay*
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>>864227
So like this?
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>>863620
I was always a fan of Ike, though its a pity that His and Elincia's romantic subtexts got axed in the sequel. What was the reaction to Rorarke's actual interview?
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>>864414
Which is odd considering if you got a S rank with soren in the last game, it's further expanded upon in the next one. Would like to see Irina's reaction too, but that requires everyone getting out of this alright. I can only hope the Martians are able to help keep everyone safe and not screw things up.
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>>864454

That's because Ike is a bargain-brand Hector who tries too hard and one of the devs clearly shipped him and Soren together.

Granted, a bargain-brand Hector is still more than alright.
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>>864523
Well let's be honest, Soren isn't a bad companion for Ike and they did know each other for quite some time, even if Ike doesn't remember much for the most part. Mind you, neither had the best theme song in the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pIEGHSE_1k What a glorious fat bastard he was.
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By the way, a quick rule of thumb for distinguishing between Paladins, Cavaliers, and Knights.

Knights have a Heavy Striker frame. Most use the standard stats you've seen, some are slightly customized. Avalon generally has less of these than Jupiter and Mars have of their various light mecha (except Pumpkinseed IIs and Palomino IIs, which are new), but they're also generally stronger. Knights have a distinguishing feature, they all have both Wheels and Treads systems in their feet (giving them +100 mpt when walking and not suffering any slowdown from moving through rough terrain on foot). This is a rather old-fashioned and crude solution to mobility problems, Cavaliers and Paladins often simply lack these.

Cavaliers are larger than Knights but smaller than Paladins, using a Medium Weight frame. On average, they cost a bit less than a SOUL mech and a bit more than a standard UJCIDF officer's mech like a customized Warmouth (the Osano-Wo and Master Harpies are good examples of this price level despite being pirate mecha). Not all Avalonian aces have Cavaliers yet, but all Cavaliers are piloted by Avalonian aces that aren't one of the Twelve Peers. As dangerous as they are, they're like Knights in that they have a slightly baroque, antiquated feeling about them.

Paladins are bullshit. Every single Paladin is bullshit. Complete and total bullshit. Their CP cost is bullshit. Their weapons systems are bullshit. There is nothing fair about them, because you'll still fuck them up. Note that every Paladin so far has been an optional boss fight. Paladins start at the Light Heavy frame size and at least one is Medium Heavy. Even younger, arguably weaker Paladins like Loriette and Tabitha are fairly bullshit. Paladins are seldom similar (although they may have overlapping specialties), but they all have a few traits in common. First, Weight Efficiency. Being handmade by the Lady, they're extremely light and artistically engineered. I'd have to look it up, but the Anseis is -3 or -4, and despite being slender it's heavier than an S-Slayer or Black Ogre Mk. II. Second, they have living cores, each mech is essentially alive. They also all have multiple weapons systems, and a bare CP minimum of 300 that none of the ones I've actually statted have been anywhere close to. Each Paladin's pilot has been genetically altered and attuned to their mech, although the details of this are scant so far. There might be just twelve, there might be more.
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>>864638
Then that puts this machine in the Cavalier level. Medium Weight frame thats been customized and given it's own crazy gear. It's pretty scary considering how it's handling us, but it's a ace machine with an ace who's Hector. Even Roarke had some issues with his cavalier.
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>>864638
Huh, i thought that the Chevaliers were stronger than this, in 190~230 level.
But seriously... Ehat is the concept behind the Knights? They don't make any sense, why did they choose a "bound to the ground" concept when most of their enemies mecha are capable of flying?Why do the choose to make their weaker mech a Heavy Striker level when they can't have problem to match with a officer level mech and get outnumbered by Bluegills anyway?

Also... Now you made me wonder about what Lori would say about a unusual mech like the Walkure... Huh, would that make any bizarre artistic sense to an avalonian? Or the exagerated artistic choices and exotic weapon set would turn it completely barbaric to their senses?

>>864720
Can anyone explain to me why we can't let Garret cockpit in the ground while we go Two-on-one with the Not!Roarke?
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>>864532
Hahaha, from where is this from?
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>>864939
Because this guy just combo'd Garret to defeat and if we lose BOTH our suits, we give the enemy 3 very valuable hostages and make things worse for everyone. Not only that, but his weapons have range to them. At least 4 spaces of it. Melee units are going to be chewed up.
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>>864939
>most of their enemy mechs are capable of flying

Pumpkinseed Is and military Bluegills aren't.
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>>865019
>http://pastebin.com/E9ZcDLfG
Why they don't turn them into pirate versions?
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>>865070
because merchandizing and Bahamut corp being greedy dicks like that. Remember, the reason they didn't improve the bluegill is because they wanted to sell pumpkin seeds.
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>>864939
IMO, it's a difference in combat doctrine. Seems to me, the SSL is using mechs as its core fighting forces. That's why one Wels class can hold a system on its own with its large mecha complement. Whereas Avalon have more of a separate space and ground combat doctrine. Gunships are the mainstay fighters in space whereas mechs mostly fight planetside. Paladins and Chevaliers are exception to this because Paladins are the Commander of both Space and Ground forces of Avalon and Chevaliers are the pally's bodyguard/sub-commander.
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>>864024
June/November - Pierre in red wrestler tights and combat boots in a wrestling ring.
July - Colonel Stern sipping tea
October - Richard with a Viking cosplay outfit
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>>864638
There could be a reverse Twelve Peers. We know that Eustace was a substitute Paladin. This could infer that the Twelve Peers have replacements waiting in the wings while the Lady was growing the Pally's and that means whenever a Pally gets decommissioned through combat or natural causes, Avalon doesn't have to wait for a replacement.
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>>865218
The Queen probably has a paladin tier mecha, if only for ceremony. Also, given that Lori thought that we could make paladin, presumably either she was willing to give up her spot or there is provision for expansion.
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>>865204
I doubt that Colonel Stern is joining us any time soon.

Also, please copy and paste the list when doing modifications

Like this:
January - Roarke, risqué pilot suit
February - Mo, fluffy robes with his hair showing maybe a small fluffy animal with him
March - Richard in workout clothing
April - Oda, Fundoshi also cherry blossoms
May -
June - Group swimsuit shot
July -
August - Caesar in Roman style clothing
September -
October - Richard with a Viking cosplay outfit
November - Pierre in red wrestler tights and combat boots in a wrestling ring.
December - Group Christmas shot
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>>865081
Why the UJCIDF do it for itself? They must have at least some mechanics that aren't from bahamut, and they are the state man! What could Bahamut corp do against them, sue them?
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>>865278
>UJCDIF doesn't do it*
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>>865278
UJCIDF must have a exclusive contract with Bahamutcorp for maintenance of its Bluegill mechs, of which one of terms forbid illegal modification to its mechs without approval from Bahamutcorp.
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>>865315
That makes sense... to some extent at least.
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>>865278
Well, pissing off the people who work on your super projects like SOUL and Megabass is usually a recipe for disaster. They could start looking for money elsewhere, raise their prices, deny them mechanics freely, and make logistics hell. Even selling their machines openly to the likes of Roarke or other groups. Not only that, it's a slap in the face because you are admitting that pirates had a better design than you.
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>>864638
So the Cavalier is sorta similar in concept to the Thoroughbred MP? Incidentally, I vaguely recall there being a lighter Avalonian frame around somewhere.
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>>865315
>>865364
The thing is... They are still probably letting people die because of stupid administration decisions, and even choosing to buy the pumpkinseed was a stupid idea in itself, okay its is overkill to pirates... But even a some bluegills have an obvious advantage, and if you want to be overkill you just needed to throw some officer level mechs at them and they wouldn't have a chance.
Lets face it, a normal Pumpkinseed piloted by the generic jovian pilot have little chance on an one-on-one combat against a Knight piloted by the generic avalonian pilot, while a better armed and flight-abled Bluegill could just outsnipe Knights from out of their range.

>>865519
Hmmm... That depends.
Yes if your are making a comparison of the role of the Thoroughbred MP in the War and the role the Chevaliers occupy now.
But in terms of power... a Thoroughbred MP was a little stronger, entering the 200~230 i believe, and there were very few of them,while the chevaliers exist in at least some dozens.

>>865262
Any more suggestions to this? Where should we put Avi? And Flint? And Not!Harlock?
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>>866337
Hence why Irina's Pumpkinseed II kit made Bahamutcorp extremely rich and famous. The upgrade kit turned the generic Pumpkinseed mech into an ace-killer on the cheap. It was the only mook model able to dent the Black Ogre pre-upgrade and take down a Paladin without a drawn out fight and massive casualties.
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>>866337
It wasn't necessarily a bad machine. More hits, same speed as the standard bluegill, can pack a inbuilt blade or a heavier beam gun, and handled at the same penalties. The problem is that it was a bog standard machine that didn't change much. Even the Bluegill would have problems with a Knight if it was customized simply because it was a fragile machine compared to what a knight packs.
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>>866366
Yes, you are right on this.
>>866402
>Going melee with a Knight when you are using a inferior mech.
If the Bluegill could fly and keep outspeeding the Knigth while firing at him from outside of his range, the Knight would be a big problem.
Now, as the Bluegills are more common than a Knight, imagine 2 or 3 Bluegill for each Knight doing this... OverKill.
Do you want to be more impressive?Give 3 Heavy missiles to each of them to put them nearer the Pumpkinseed level and open up every confrontation by shooting them one per action on the Knights... See?Pumpkinseed was a bad idea for this type of war.
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>>866424
>The Knight would be IN a big problem.*
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>>866424
Except you are forgetting something; because the knight is always on the ground they can use half their running speed for free to get where they want. Their guns are also bigger and have more range naturally and any chance to fire from long distance gives the bluegill massive range penalties. Their standard gear would be denting the armor of Knight, and sniper rifles have their own issues with size. Likewise, a knight can still fight at extreme range as well with a sniper rifle, as seen by Miss Four shooting us full of holes. Then you have ground cover like trees and rocks, which was used against us, and other situations that can make it hard to hit a knight. In a straight up comparison, yes the Knight has some weird uses for it's CP. But it is still a major threat and the only real damage a bluegill can do is up close.
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>>866453
Well... We could turn it to a Snipe competition by droping the melee weapons of the Bluegill and giving it a sniper rifle too, maybe with a hevier mech distracting the Knights while the Bluegills fire...
But yeah... This free movement screw my plan, and cover adds another variant... Well, back to the drawing board.
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>>866493
I think this is the major flaw to a lot of the conflicts the Navy has faced up to this point. Their machines are light, quick, and designed to fight in space while the Knights are designed for planetary combat. When it's space, yes we see Knights being played with, and against Aces they are boned, but in the grand scheme of things they will get their shots in and one is usually enough to cripple a Bluegill. Because it's just a striker, it also lacks the melee bonus the medium striker and up enjoy as well.
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>>866337
>But in terms of power... a Thoroughbred MP was a little stronger, entering the 200~230 i believe, and there were very few of them,while the chevaliers exist in at least some dozens.
Keep in mind that the Swordfish MK 1 was probably around 210 CP. The mark 2 is 237.5 and the difference comes from the beta armor and active shields that consisted of the upgrade from the MK 2. So the original Thoroughbred MP is probably similar in make up to Altgraf Assault Mecha that one anon made.
Speaking of Thoroughbred MPs though, we should totally crash the Maximum Thrusters inevitable showing of the Thoroughbred MP mark II, steal them and seduce the audience again.
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>>865519
>Incidentally, I vaguely recall there being a lighter Avalonian frame around somewhere.
That would be the Chevalier: http://pastebin.com/DRSvzkgF
There was also a ground type Knight that one anon put together that uses a GES and a lighter, more handy shield.
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>>866911
>Keep in mind that the Swordfish MK 1 was probably around 210 CP
No, Karen made it clear that the Mark II was a fancier but tuned down version of the original, who was left implied as stronger than the actual one.
Also, i based my estimative on the inicial mech Roarke got + the weapons that weren't equiped on it... So, if the original was 200ish, the weapons should make it to 210~220 maybe.
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>>866507
Hm... We will have to wait and see how this all is going to develop... But in the near future i see Avalon having to struggle with the effects of a growing contigent of Pumpkinseed IIs while the jovians slowly but constantly lose their big numeric advantage as the Bluegills get blow up and aren't replaced because of the costs of the new mechs.

Theorizing a bit more... How do you guys see the Knights faring against our Rocs and Osano-Wos?
I think that its kind of funny that the most obvious strategy for this designs contrast so strongly as the Osano-Wos would shine at their melee advantge because of the swords... While the Rocs would have to use their mobility as a weapon while maneauvering to shot the Knights.
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>>866453

Also, a Knight's shield can soak a Bluegill/Pumpkinseed's mass cannon or beam rifle (Cannon Pumpkinseeds aside) much more easily than a Bluegill or Pumpkinseed can soak a Knight's lance cannon shots.
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>>866963

Chevaliers are noncanon for now, although it amuses me that Avalonians are showing a trend for Bloodborne-esque trick weapons that have two forms.


>>867176

Karen's theory is that Rudolph Merrow stripped out all of the essential systems, added basic ones, made sure it was running even if it looked like shit, and then left it for Caesar to find.

Caesar's theory is that his dad was donating it to the Europan Museum of Aerospace Armaments and wanted it at least functional enough for someone to fly it there, put it on display, and then turn it off permanently.


If somebody wants to get an approximation of how much CP a proper Thoroughbred MP would have cost, take an all Medium-Weight frame with Medium-Weight armor, slap the Kaiser's original greatshield on it, the Magnetic Grappling Harpoo on the other arm, then give it a basic melee weapon sized for it and a gun. You might have to go to the ATM to make a basic melee weapon, and even I'm not 100% sure on what that would look like, but it would probably be 7K with +2 WA, Quick, or AP. Actually, I'll say that all three were possible. +2 WA spears, Quick swords, or AP hammers. No Weight Efficiency, no Space Efficiency.
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>>867915

That's 7K BEFORE adding the +1K from the Medium Weight arms, of course.
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Also I just now realized I organized Morgan Gray's mech's thrusters in just such a way that she could have the skating treads system a Knight has, and then just...forgot to give them to her. That explains why hers is so cheap.
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>>867933
I seem to recall her using the skates in combat.
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Alright, we are getting started! First things first...

Amos is about 200m away from Hector, standing in hexes adjacent to Simon and Garret (who is now in his cockpit ball. Last time, the general consensus was to attack...but let's make that vote a bit more nuanced, shall we?

>[Simon, get Garret, I'll distract this guy!]
>[Simon, attack with me (Simon goes last in initiative) and we'll take him down together!]
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>>867947

She did use the skates in combat, now that I think about it.
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>>867948
>[Simon, get Garret, I'll distract this guy!]

ye, amos time
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>>867948
>>[Simon, get Garret, I'll distract this guy!]
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>>867948
>>[Simon, get Garret, I'll distract this guy!]
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>>867915
Base frame and armor is 82, 7 for weapon, 18 for shield, 5 from the grapple if I recall. Probably need to add another 20 for various doodads. Maybe more.
>>867948
>>[Simon, get Garret, I'll distract this guy!]
We are not going to out melee Hector. We need to withdraw and head back!
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So I wonder, do you think Belegor taught Hector anything about brawling?
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>>867966

You're missing the ranged weapon and thrusters plus the various bits and bobs.
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>>867970

Who says Belegor trained Hector?
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Alright, we've reached a consensus. One more decision, just for...reasons.

>[Salute before fighting]
>[Do not salute before fighting]
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>>868014
I thought that Belegor was the second paladin on Quilor, but then I figured out that it was the Berenger. I thought that Hector was one of his knights
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>>868014
Considering that his fighting style was close enough to Roarke's that even Simon got fooled.
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>>868023
>[Salute before fighting]
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>>868023
>>[Do not salute before fighting]
Amos won't salute no dirty Greenman lover
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>>868023
>[Salute before fighting]
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>>868023
>>[Do not salute before fighting]

go fook urself m8 ill stab ya in ya mug
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>>868023
>>[Salute before fighting]
be a professional here
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>>868023
>[Salute before fighting]
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>>868023
>>[Salute before fighting]
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>>868043
>I swear on me mums.
Ftfy
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>>868026
Everyone saw it was Roarke old machine (do these guys know his has been updated yet?) and assumed it was him because same machine, blasting music, his MO. So Simon told what he would do in any given situation even before any fighting started.

The first thing Hector did was hide in the trees and then one-shot Garret with a whip-axe melee weapon thing. So he didn't really "fool" anyone as much as everyone assumed it was Rorke.

Unless I'm forgetting a post or two in which case ignore me.
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You're surprised by how calm you are right now. “Simon, pick up Garret.”

“But-” Predictably he tries to protest.

“That's an order. They've been after him since we hit dirt on this planet, they won't stop now.” You leave no room for argument.

You face down the mech in black. The scratched, glistening white orb of the sensor core peers back at you through a ragged hood of shattered metal. On impulse, you lift your rapid-fire beam rifle over your shoulder and return it to the scabbard on your mech's back.

The enemy's weapons abruptly retract, with such speed it creates a sound like an enormous sail snapping, into a pair of handsome battleaxes with an aesthetically pleasing ring pattern around the hafts.

You activate your cyan-tinted beam rapier with a hiss of plasma being breathed into life, and lift it up before your face in salute. Unhesitatingly, your opponent does the same with one of his weapons, saluting you in return.

“So, this really is the Blue Knight I've heard so much about. You and me, then? I wouldn't have it any other way.” He remarks. Despite the range advantage of his axes, he begins walking towards your Pumpkinseed II...and away from Garret...at an unhurried pace. There's no sense in discouraging him, so you land and do the same. As you grow closer, the difference in size between your machines becomes more and more apparent. His mech towers over yours like an adult over a tween. His approach shakes the earth, leaving deep imprints in the hellscape of blazing and fallen trees. He casually swats aside one that's still standing with the flat of his axe, leaving a corona of sparks in the air trailing the falling, burning, plant, “It will come down to the first blow, I think. Either I will destroy you, or you will take my head...and then, even if I win, your friends will have a strong advantage against me.” He laughs, a deep belly-laugh full of genuine delight, “This is great, absolutely great! I knew she didn't fall to some loser!” He assumes a stance, one axe held out, the other crossed over his body, “Let's see what you can really do.”

>[How much Luck/Maneuver do you want to spend? You still have initiative]
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>>868136
All the luck we have. Better to spend it now and survive, rather than saving it for the next fight and dying to this one.
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>>868136
>>[How much Luck/Maneuver do you want to spend? You still have initiative]
all of the things
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>>868136
Assuming that we're within range, I would say open with a dropkick. Spend no Luck. Assuming a hit (or I should say, assuming any Active Shields have expended their Parries), attack with our sword using our second action. On that one, spend ALL our Luck and Maneuver.
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>>868136
Put a 4 into it. We absolutely must get his head off. Otherwise things are going to snowball FAST.
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>>868159
>>868157
>>868152
I really don't recommend spending all our luck. We will need some to eject safely. Just 2 or 3, but if we don't we can die from the eject. There is still the threat back at base too.
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Feed me 1d10+14s, I'll add in the bonus from your Maneuver/Luck expenditure manually, as well as the +1 WA on your beam rapier. I'm having you do +14s because that way I can use the excess for dodge rolls.
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Rolled 1 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868184
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Rolled 2 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868184
1s incoming
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Rolled 4 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868184
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Rolled 3, 6 = 9 (2d10)

>>868194
>>868197
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Rolled 2 (1d10)

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Feed me more 1d10+14s.
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>>868223
Alright.
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Rolled 1 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868223
This is, uh, going well.
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Rolled 3 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868223
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Rolled 9 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868228
work damn you!
>>868230
>>868232
Bloody hell, can we get a refresh? This makes no sense!
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Rolled 4 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868223
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>>868230

You both have Active Shields, which makes things a bit easier on you.
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Rolled 3, 10, 9, 5 = 27 (4d10)

>>868230
>>868232
>>868236
>>868237
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I need just one more, it's a parry roll to stop his only attack capable of hitting you right now.
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Rolled 9 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868249
I'm almost scared to roll.
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Rolled 1 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868249
>Praying to the dice gods
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Rolled 2 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868249
Alright, here you go.
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>>868261
>>868265
Thank the dice gods you rolled first.
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>>868261

Pass.
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Now feed me more 1d10+14s. Also name the servo (besides the head) you'd like to aim for.
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Rolled 4 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868302
Cockpit, add 2 luck
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Rolled 1 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868302
Arm holding the axe
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Rolled 3 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868302
Whichever servo his Active Shield is mounted on.
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Rolled 8 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868302
>>868315
I'll do this as well.
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Rolled 8, 7 = 15 (2d10)

By the way, you've expended 2 Maneuver, 2 Luck (for a total of 4) this battle. The "all of it" suggestion earlier, while tempting, was counterbalanced by the fact that saving a few in case of an emergency was a smart move.

...that and I, uh, completely forgot about your Maneuver points until right now.

>>868308
>>868314
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Rolled 3, 3 = 6 (2d10)

>>868315
>>868318

More dice! More dice! Even if you've already rolled!
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Rolled 7 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868344
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Rolled 7 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868302
Arms. Going for the cockpit is way too accuracy heavy. Active shield one first.
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Rolled 8 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868344
Allah bless this roll!
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Rolled 3 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868344
ye, dice

Also Wong, any preferences on our pilots bios? Or just don't write an essay long one?
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Rolled 7, 3 = 10 (2d10)

>>868348
>>868350
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>>868353
Write it in Iambic Pentameter with a rhyme scheme of ABACBC
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Rolled 4, 9 = 13 (2d10)

>>868352
>>868353

This is a reminder to me that these two come AFTER my post.
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>>868353

The shorter the better, generally speaking. "Chuuni Storm Dragon Meguchan" or "Red Siren's overworked second-in-command/secretary" or "Hotblooded ambitious underground mecha brawling circuit competitor" are good examples. Hunk and Doan too.
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>>868375
It's odd, but with the Dutchman, there is another designer image I can think of for it that I did not realize until now.
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You move almost simultaneously. You clumsily feint towards his left, and while he's smart enough to know it's no threat, his shield's AI doesn't and tries to intercept it. Time seems to slow momentarily as you activate your thrusters for a split second, leaping off the ground...

...and plunging your beam rapier straight through that battered sensor core, sending sparks fountaining into the air.

Even though, as your enemy himself said, the advantage is yours...he isn't done. His axes whirl around him like a hurricane. You continue your upward movement, flying OVER his first horizontal slice and spinning in midair to interpose your shield between you and his follow-up overhead vertical chop. His axe digs deep into your shield, the impact feels like a cliff just fell on top of you, the superheated edge tearing through it and into the arm beneath (-1 Shield SP, -1 Left Arm SP, -3 Left Arm Kills, 2 Kills left on the Left arm). You land, staggering back away from his followup blows, then recover your momentum and launch a volley of narrow-angled slashes at him, which he deftly avoids even with his mech missing its head, the two of you at the very edge of your weapons' reach.

"Well done." He sounds impressed, as you continue to dance away from his blows. Flames crackle around your feet, as if this was a battle of devils rather than men.

>[Feed me more 1d10+14s!]
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Rolled 9 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868437
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Rolled 1 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868437
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Rolled 2 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868437
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Rolled 3 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868437
Amos versus wedge.. a battle between fates!
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>>868451
..shit, I mean Wedge versus Hector. The suspense is killing my brain for this.
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Rolled 10, 5, 6, 7 = 28 (4d10)

>>868443
>>868444
>>868449
>>868451
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Rolled 3 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868437
I feel like we really ought to just roll all our dice a couple of times to get all the weirdness out of its system.
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More rolls! These are parries!
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Rolled 10, 4, 10, 8, 10, 4, 5, 2, 6, 7 = 66 (10d10)

>>868459
Your right, clearing the system a bit
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Rolled 5 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868468
Welp! this is going to hurt like a mofo!
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Rolled 8 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868468
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Rolled 3 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868468
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Rolled 9 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868468
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Rolled 7 + 14 (1d10 + 14)

>>868469
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You press the attack, but he's completely on his game. You nearly have him pegged with your first thrust, aiming to take off his shield mount, but it swivels down and fans out to block your attack, and he steps away from the other, before activating his own thrusters for a burst of speed, surprising you by thrusting forward with his right-hand axe as if the point on the tip was a lance. You slam your shield between you and it, and avoid having your mech's chest skewered...but it's too much for the damaged shield and damaged limb. Valiant as your Pumpkinseed II is, it is not the Knuckle Kaiser. The left arm pops off with an ear-rending shriek of metal, tumbling in midair with surprising grace for a six-ton lump of alloys and carbon nanotubes, taking out another tree. The dark-haired man crosses his mech's arms across its chest, then slashes in a low, X-shaped blow as you're staggering away unbalanced. You try to block with your beam rapier, but the A-Particle sheath around the plasma blade just isn't dense enough to slow down the heavy mass weapons, which tear through and slice off the Pumpkinseed II's remaining arm and one of its legs at mid-thigh. You've been trained for this just like you've been trained for gravity combat, but the lurch still makes you feel like your stomach just bungeed out through your throat as your mech's torso falls. You compensate with the dorsal thrusters and remaining leg to avoid being too rattled by the crash, but still...you're down.

On the horizon, you can just see in the farthest distance a gleam of metal, and the black mech's pilot apparently notices it too, "What a duel. Let's call it a draw, I can't wait to see what you become in a few years. I'd better withdraw before a certain someone turns into an old lady from all of this nagging they're doing on the other channel. Fare thee well, Gas Knights!" The headless mech raises one axe in salute, and takes off.

Simon moves to intercept, but the black mech dodges his harpoon, "Hey! Careful, boy, you've got two helpless friends to protect, and without you it's going to be a long, long walk home."

Simon hesitates at the man's words, and the headless mech takes off.

"Simon, let him go." Your voice is unexpectedly weary over the comms, "The others have Mantas, they can catch up to him. How's Garret?"

[Continued, also deleted and reposted to give you credit for SUCCESSFULLY parrying those leg attacks...your weapon just didn't have the oomph to block those 7K AP axes and if an EMW can't completely stop an attack it doesn't stop it at all.]
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"Still kicking. Vindictive bastard should have just surrendered when I hit him in the head." Garret's tone changes suddenly, "Simon, carry me over there! Over there! See, where that big chunk of my Warmouth's torso is."

"W-why? You can't pilot it in that state!" Simon protests.

"Because my motherfucking power armor is in there, and so is one of my favorite rifles." Garret clarifies.

You and Simon both pause for a second, "Power armor?" Simon asks first.

"Yeah? Remember those Knights at the dam? We were given power armor when we got sent after them on the assumption that they might ditch their mecha and go to ground, but we never had to use them. I just sort of intentionally never returned mine to the armory." Garret announces cheerfully, as Simon tears open the storage module of the destroyed Warmouth and Garret pops open his cockpit ball's hatch, using the liftwire to scurry inside and retrieve his belongings.

“W-W-We weren't supposed to keep it!?” Simon stammers, “But...but I thought...”

“Yeah, no. That stuff's expensive. Not as tough as a mech, but that much defense in such a small area costs a pretty penny. Amos, what about you?” Garret asks.

“Uhhhh...” You clear your throat, “Hmmm...”

Garret sighs, “You forgot you even had it, didn't you?”

“Ayup.” You confirm.

“And your girlfriend never asked you to put it back, did she?” He continues, sounding less than surprised.

“Mmhmm.” You agree noncommittally.

“Right, so we're not entirely down and out yet, let's just calmly go back to the ship and let the others take care of the rest. It was good practice for Starwind.” Garret's Warmouth may be destroyed, but his spirits aren't dampened.

It's at precisely this moment you receive an emergency transmission from the Cicero.

[Continued]
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And on that cliffhanger we continue in an hour so Wong can eat.
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>>868677
Finally here, wow, i almost losed the entire session for sleeping too much.

How are you guys?

Also, Wong, stop being too kind on us, i'm seeing what you are doing man...
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>>868724

No kindness here, buddy!

Also...guys, did you all die? It's just been me and Brazil for the last hour.
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>>868818
Been taking a break with the new pokemon. Got a bit into it. Still, quite a turn of events and thank the gods for the armor if we are facing a paladin.
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>>868818
Its close to midnight here on the east coast, and I have stuff so I have to sleep.
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>>868818
Internet shit the bucket, back now
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>>868818
Been passing time breeding pokemon to competitive spec, finished up the geriatric dragon, the candy meteor and the comatose koala. only been checking back here intermittently
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>>868832
>>868857
>>868861

Whew. For a second there I thought the outcome of the fight had made everyone abandon ship for the night
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>>868818
I'm just lurking
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>>868872
Just makes Roarke's undefeated streak that much more impressive
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>>868872
Nah, this was bad luck and a bad position for us. Got too cocky and should be a lesson Amos takes to heart. Still, that had to be a Cavalier in the upper brackets to be that capable.
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I'm also lurking, just found about about akkun so I'm reading stuff there between updates
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>>868896
Well Amos never got a big head. He knows he is famous because of sheer luck, otherwise his confidence comes from knowing he was a SOUL candidate.
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>>868872
we fought a bigger machine that was kitted out for close range combat in a smaller all-rounder. We did pretty well for ourselves.
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>>868818
I'm here, but most of the time I tend to lurk unless I feel like I have something to add.
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Oh Wong since Simon is dating Noriko does that mean that Asuka is a lock for Rosita's daughter?
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>>868952
Don't think they are dating just yet. Simon seems like the sort that takes a while to commit due to his panicky nature.
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>>868872
Nah, it doesn't have the same flavour without real danger and risk of losing.

Also, i'm surprised you people didn't start theorizing about my possible death this time, hehehe.

The war is still going on to this day, but there weren't any major confrontations lately... Well... There is something going on in the Cidade de Deus today, but i don't have the details this time and it seems like the number of deaths and imprisonement have already weakened the oposition to the police there, so i guess that things will only be on dramatic porportions again we the cops decide to change the battlefield and go press into another faction.

Also, my kung fu master(ex-military with connections with the police) just informed me that the guys there don't belive in the official announcement of "Mechanical Failure" being the cause of the falling of the helicopter... And they are still going with the plan of "Cleaning the city"... There is also the fact that Globo Network(the biggest media force here in Brazil) has been mute about most of the things going on after they tried pushing their "human rights" agenda on the public opinion to try and subvert they to tipical leftist thinking and it BACKFIRED HORRIBLY on them, and that may the main motive of why the police now has the most freedom to act in the way they deem necessary than they had in many years, and why there isn't much things going out to the world right now.
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>>868995
>...WHEN the cops decide to change the battlefield...*
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>>868818
Been cleansing the scourge of Skaven in Vermintide, filthy ratmen
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>>868818
Reading Knights of Sidonia in another tab, anyone know any other good mecha manga?
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>>869039
This is one of my favorite mech manga in the unviverse, how far are you into the story?
And who is best girl?And why is it Izana?
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>>869051
Just started reading it. On chapter 12 right now. That's an odd way to spell the Honoka sisters.
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You accept, while awkwardly micromanaging your remaining thrusters to get your Pumpkinseed II airborne again. A holoscreen with Captain Clearwater's face on it pops up. He's eating rice and what looks like some nicely cooked catfish filet out of a bright pink lunchbox with a picture of Red Siren on it. The pirate idol is holding a microphone and is making a sassy wink to the viewer, a marked contrast to the Captain, who looks far more glum than a man has any right to do with a delicious meal in front of him. You can see a couple of empty lunchboxes sitting to either side of him, and he's surrounded by a backdrop of cute, frilly dresses. Momentarily, you wonder if he just needs some help dealing with the admirers clustered around him...and then you spot, in the corner of the frame, the barrel of a gun pointed at his head.

“Hello everyone. I'm, ah, sorry to call you all back.” He looks mortally ashamed, “I'm afraid we've been issued a bit of an ultimatum by the maids.”

“Independent janitorial contractors. 'Maid' is a highly loaded term with deep fetishistic roots that-heeey! Stoppit!” One of the Qu'liri points out, but two of the others shove her away.

“Don't interrupt, idiot!” One says.

“If you didn't want to be a maid you should nyat have volunteered! We don't need this kind of distraction right meow!” Another one points out.

“Girls, girls, please. I'm sorry if I offended your friend, but...beautiful, hardworking maids are one of mankind's greatest symbols of beauty and dedication, even a sort of classless nobility. Why, I don't believe there is a single man in the galaxy who dislikes maids.” As always, Captain Clearwater has his priorities perfectly straight.

He must have a line open to the others, because you distinctly hear Asphodel swearing a blue streak.

[Continued]
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>>869063
I'm very sorry anon, they're cool, but the writer seems to hate gene-mod pink haired girls for some reason... Such a loss of potential...
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>>868925
We tried to take on a Ace level threat with just the three of us and no support in a zone where he had the advantage. We are down two machines and our forces are either near us, or stuck in their rooms in a possible coup/riot due to the Roarke initiative. That means our pilots may be taken and our SOUL machines destroyed/damaged/sabotaged/stolen, along with the Paladin being free. The plus side is this is probably their trump card maneuver. They may not be able to pull it off twice, but we made the bad choice of trying to heroically fight a Ace threat on our own when we know the last one was luck. I do consider that being cocky.
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>>869070
He knew what was coming for him man, i feel it.
And he still choose having the maids.
I wouldn't have it any other way.
>Press F for the Captain.
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>>869070
So
Every one of the maids was an infiltrator
Sasuga, Kitty- Kong, you do your namesake justice
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>>869077
Sometimes you just have to fight shitty odds.
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>>869076
they exist to put the main character in the ICU every time he forgets to knock.
to be fair, he should have learned is lesson the third time.
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>>869093
In fact, i laughed when some guys were theorizing that "at least one of them was an infiltrator!".
Hahahahahahaha, it is obvious that every one of them were one, they're maids after all, and every maid is more than "just a maid"
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>>869098
Perhaps, but this is not one of those times. If it was Roarke I would say 'bring on the hoards', but Amos' situation is different. We are fighting guerillas using scare tactics and hidden traitors with a insider guiding them.. who is likely our commanding officer. All the while we are low pilots, low on machines, and low on safety. We can't do heroic stands because every unit is precious and the moment there is a gap, in comes the Kitty Kong pussyfooting right through it and clawing their way through our defenses.
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>>869103
To be fair, he is better with girls than most of the autistic boys of his age.
And he grew up in a bunker for his whole life.
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>>869117
We cant just let enemy combatants run around doing whatever they want either.
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>>869125
Thats why you pursue them and set up a pincer closer to the base in favorable terrain so he can't use the forest as cover.
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>>869132
But if we cant attack him he could do whatever he feels like while we pursue.
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>>869070
>Hey, are the maids hearing us, i have something to say to them.
>Not trying to be rude on this situation, ladies, but now that you have him at gunpoint and even made up lunch for him i think that you should at least know what this implies, right? I mean... From where we are from, that is even more seriously than putting a ring on him... Well, you know, i'm happy for your decision and all, but are you prepared to take responsability for this? Even Roarke Starwind had the decency of going on with his moral obligations!
Start making up things to see how this backwater cat-girls will react to "exotic jovian customs"... And make a distraction in the process.
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>>869077
>3 v 1
>unfavorable odds

And it's not like it's 3 mooks, either. Don't be pissy just because the dice weren't in agreement, he won the moment we called him in and reinforcements were dispatched. Whether we won or lost the fight with him was actually irrelevant at that point.

Also you got outvoted so GG no re.
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>>869153
>"Even Roarke Starwind had the decency of going on with his moral obligations!"
I just realized on how genius this is and how much bad for the normal image of a jovian Roarke is...
I mean, for how most people from occupied planets know of the jovian, Roarke's style of marriage could very well be a normal thing!
HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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“Anyway, I was enjoying a supremely pleasant luncheon in the company of these esteemed princesses of cleanliness, when they made it...well...rather abundantly clear that they were armed with these nifty little ceramic guns that slipped right past our ship's scanners and then they, well...they took the bridge hostage, made the ship's PA quite unusable, and did something with the computers that must have been a very advanced blackhat hacking program-” The Captain continues.

“You just left your terminal logged on, actually.” The maid holding the gun to his head points out.

“But after you used threatening me to force most of the male crewmen into the cargo bay, you had it locked in seconds!” He protests.

“Anyone can do that! Don't you know how to use your terminal?” Another maid protests, sounding almost awestruck.

“I can play that game where the snake goes through a maze eating apples on it, and send pictures to my friends, and respond to those emails where if you don't reply your mother dies in her sleep...and thank Jove for that, I do love my mother dearly...do you mean it does other things?” Captain Clearwater blinks innocently at her.

There's momentary silence. A few of the maids look annoyed, but one whispers, “Awww~” And starts petting the Captain's hair.

A Qu'liri shorter than most of the others pushes her way through. She's far from the prettiest one there, her face is actually sort of roundish, doughy and lumpy, with a waist-length mane of stringy black hair...or so you think, until she pulls it off to reveal it's actually a wig with fake ears over her natural red hair, done up in two tight braids that she pulls out from where she had them stuffed down the back of her blouse. She reaches up to her face, and pulls off a layer of some flesh-toned plasticy stuff that was obscuring her real features, and smiles victoriously at you, “Well...I recognize one of these faces, at least. I'll never forget that ugly melon-shaped head. It seems all your spying was for naught.” She prods the Captain's temple with the barrel of her gun, “Tell them what I told you to.” Her four ears twitch.

The Captain slowly, carefully reaches up and scratches his head, “Can't you just tell them yourself? I thought you worded it really elegantly and the subtle prose would just be so diminished if I garbled it.”

[Continued]
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>>869195
Didn't she need a cane to walk?
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>>869143
You mean head towards our base where all our men are in a machine just as fast as we are? Cutting down the time to reach there and likely making our chances better?
>>869154
We are 1 point better than the max thruster girls in similar machines and Roarke still managed to beat them down. Hells, Garret is piloting heavy one which hurts him and Simon is a melee specialist. It wasn't even a matter of dice, it's a matter of not thinking something could be a trap or off with him coming down in new tech and a older machine.
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>>869202
Probably had her genes fixed by Avalon.
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>>869217
>It wasn't even a matter of dice
>not thinking something could be a trap

>he doesn't respect the dice
>he thinks anyone didn't realize it was a shady load of bullshit

Honestly, stop bitching. You made your case a while ago and now you're just whining.
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Behind him you see the rest of the bridge crew sitting back to back, their arms tied together and with more maids standing around them with the minimalistic homemade plastic guns they're all armed with.

“No! You do it!” She pokes him a bit harder, “Or else they get to find out whether there's any brain at all inside this cavernous skull, and then I'm going to move on to the next normie oppressor wearing officer's colors and see if they're more cooperative.”

He sighs heavily, with the long-suffering air of a father whose daughter is DEMANDING a bedtime story when she's been bratty all day and he just wants to go have a beer, “Alright, alright. Ahem. Ah, soldiers of the UJCIDF, please return to the ship, power down your mecha, and surrender immediately. Otherwise these poor girls are going to have rather a bloody mess to clean up.” He looks up at her, “Wait, hang on a tick, what about the ones in the brig? They've barricaded themselves in that sector, and I can't reach them since you shot the PA. They don't seem to have any intention of handing the prisoners over to you, and a certain MISS GAUNT...” He looks sidelong at you and waggles his eyebrows, "...probably wouldn't surrender

“I was aiming for your kneecap. I'm closer this time and I won't miss.” The Qu'liri ringleader promises.

"Is Gaunt the brown traitor cat who beat up Relise? I couldn't believe that bitch, after we let her have some of our food and everything too." One of the other maids complains.

"She said the Solars were starving her and keeping her as a slave, we had no choice. It's not Relise's fault that damned furball got her gun." The redhead points out, "We'll dig her and the other malefactors out of the brig eventually..." She smacks Captain Clearwater rather hard with the butt of her pistol. Fortunately it's light and plastic, "...even though I should kill you for talking about it on an open line." She raises her gun again, then stumbles, her face going pale. She catches herself hard on the armrest of Captain Clearwater's chair, her legs trembling.

Immediately the others rush over to help her, one of them giving her a broom to lean on, "Here, we did bring your cane, it's in sections hidden in the carts with the cleaning supplies, I'll go get it." One promises.

The four-ears shakes her head violently, her face red, "No! Absolutely not! Not now! If I'm not strong enough to stand in our moment of triumph, I might as well crawl like a bug!" She catches her breath and forces herself to her feet, still with one hand on the back of the chair.

Asphodel's voice crackles over the line, "Shouldn't you be the ones surrendering? There's nowhere you can go, we have an allied ship right next to ours, and the moment command gets an idea something is wrong you're all going to die."

[Continued]
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>>869266
>probably wouldn't surrender anyway."

I don't know how I fucked that up.
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Hmmm... do we have any option than surrender?
I mean, what do our military regulations say about this case? And more, how much do you guys care about the Bridge personnel? i don't think they'll shot the captain anyway, or they will at least have in be the last one standing so they can try to bargain for his life.

...But at this point i'm just angry at this redheaded moron becaue of her whining about "muh slavery, muh genes", we aren't the people who slaved her, and even if the jovian government is evil as it is, it isn't the direct responsable for the crimes against her (If these crimes even exist has i didn't see any proof of that until now... For all we know she could have done this for herself in the behalf of Avalon).

In the end, what do Amos want? Do he cares about his people or his nation?
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>>869311
We've got three power armors, a cqc specialist, and a Garma. We should be capable of dealing with them. Question is, do we secure the prisoners first or the ship?
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>Then you must know about the bombs then. You don't, oh forget I said anything then.
Let her try and drag it out of you until she threatens to kill Clearwater then tell her
>Fine, back when the UJCIDF was first building their base here they knew that your people would never really be loyal to them and we likely to join up with Greenmen who love freaks. So we made a little backup plan just in case things went fubar. We hid five gamma bombs on the base and burred under key points of the city where they would do the most damage. According to the calculations it should blow the whole city clean off the map and get rid of all of you freaks. Now to make sure that we were always ready to activate them when things got bad high command made sure that every six hours we have to send them a code phrase. We also have a second phrase that tells them that we've been taken hostage and to activate the bombs. And only two people on this entire base know the codes are the commander. And the captain of the Soul squad they sent to back them up. So I'm going to give you the ultimatum. Either you release the captives and surrender or we set off the bombs and clean out every last one of you in this city along with all the prisoners. And better be quick we have 10 minutes until check in time.
We have to play up the hatred for the Cat people to fool her into believing that we would have no issue killing all of them
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The four-ears grins, as if his response was just what she wanted to hear, "If the Martians so much as show a single sign of knowing what's happening here, I'll open up on them with the beam batteries. Your ships are side-by-side, are they not? That gives an advantage to the Jovian vessel, in all likelihood this will be the survivor, and as the bridge is at the most fortified part of the ship I'm sure we will be perfectly fine. The women locked in their rooms, however, are quite likely to die. I am completely serious when I say that at the first hint of communication between you and the Martians, I start shooting, and you can all watch as I execute your friends one-by-one for the suffering they've inflicted on the people of Qu'lir. Those the...what's the Avalon term again...Saracens, that's right. Those the Saracens don't kill first." Her two tails swish cutely back ad forth as she talks.

"Excuse me, I've got something I'd like to say." You interject.

The four-ears bares her teeth, then bites back some scathing comment, "What? What is it? Go ahead and say whatever doomed but valiant bit of defiant claptrap you're going to spew, I'll listen ONLY because our Avalonian allies seem to respect you."

"It's just that..." You clear your throat, "Now, I'm not trying to be rude in this situation, ladies, but now that you have our Captain at gunpoint and even made lunch for him...which he ate...I think you should at least consider what this implies, right? I mean, this is a happy occasion. Where we're from, this is even more serious than putting a ring on him." You sigh, shake your head, and smile, "You know what? I'm happy for your decision, I really am. I wish you a loving marriage with many children...but are you prepared to take responsibility for him? You can't just adopt a dog and not walk it, you know. Even space pirates have the decency of going along with their moral obligations. Some of them, anyway."

You're suddenly the target of dozens of laser-intensity stares. One of the taller maids, with a serious, statuesque disposition and long, black hair, holds up her hand, "Dibs."

"No! No way!"
"Yeah, I saw him first!"
"Handsome oppressor liked MY lunch the best!"
"Nuh-uh, he said mine was 'a delight to the palate' and that my lunchbox was almost as cute as I am!"

The four-ears trembles with indignant rage, staring at you with hate-filled eyes. She fires a shot off into the ceiling, assertively switches off the weapons discharge alarm before it manages to klaxon more than one, then shouts, "QUIET!" As she glares around at her subordinates.

The dark-haired one pouts, "If we don't kill him, I want him. Aren't we supposed to seize what's been taken from us by the normies? Flip the table of privilege? If the normies used to use us for...for that stuff, we should get to do it to them too! He's mine!"

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>>869349
Hah, of course husbando wars are the solution to an organized group of cat girl rebels.
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>>869357
Just saying we could put a beam saber right into the bridge with the captains permission
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>>869328
Any feedback on this anons? Think it could work?
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>>869377

The ship's CIWS still works even with Qu'liri rebels commanding it.
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>>869379
on the Maids? yes
on Twintails? not likely. She may just start blasting the Martians to ensure maximum casualties.
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>>869357
>>869377
>>869379
If will just attack them this will end up with at least MANY deaths on our side too, we should at least try to see to where we can go with the Husbando wars and expect the captain to take a clue and help us with it.
Do you guys have any suggestion to what to say to them?

We can also go "evil opressor" route with the bombs plan, but we should hold it up i little more before going with it, as the "wedding attack" seems to be going well.
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>>869379
Not likely. They likely know more than we think they know and I honestly do not trust Clearwater to not mess it up accidentally or on purpose. We are going to have to do it the hard way and siege the place. Plus side, we likely have the advantage in arms and armor compared to them and I don't think the Maids are as brave as they think they are if they get hurt.
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>>869400
I agree, it seems like Clearwater is charming the panties off em, Also hello Brazil it's California again. How goes the police and their ripping and tearing?
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>>869396
Are we sure she wouldn't fall for it? She wouldn't be able to find out quick enough if it wasn't real and then you'd have to think if she would be willing to take the chance of all the cat people here dying
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>>869387
They just recalled the ships entire mecha compliment, I expect casualties but at least this won't net the bastards a warship
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>>869410
Better to go down fighting than rot in a jail cell at the mercy of the Normies. show the People of Q-whatever that the oppressors can be beat, and all that.
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>>869410
She's an extremist with a insider informant. She likely knows just about everything on this place and if we tried that she'd likely cap a non brightwater officer.
>>869411
Bad idea considering half our pilots, officers, and mechs are there too. We'd be neutering ourselves if we did that.
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>>869423
In the bridge? I was under the impression that only the bridge crew were on the bridge
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I really hope the Cat girls don't know about the Paladin and her knight that we have in our jail because that won't be good at all
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>>869422
>Normies
Are the Cat-girls /r9k/ influenced?
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>>869437
why do you think this is happening now, 10 minutes after we ran into a Chevalier running interference?
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"I want the stiff-necked blonde, then." Another one interjects abruptly, "He looks like quite the tom, rawr."

"I beg your pardon." Asphodel responds quickly.

"Oh you're gonna beg for more than that, mya~" Says a different Qu'liri, licking her lips and leering. "Gonna put a BELL on your collar, boy~"

"Which one is the prince? I heard there was a prince." One of the younger ones peers at your contact icons.

"Red Siren says love is the most honest emotion." A blonde maid imitates one of Red Siren's confident S-pop album cover poses, sticking her tongue out.

"Nya? Who?" Another maid questions.

The blonde nods seriously, "A super-cool anti-Jupiter rebel, apparently. Some of the ship's crew were talking about her. I only really know her music, though, 'Love is Honest' is one of her songs."

"Can I borrow your soundtrack? I'm gonna need something to interrogate blondie to." The maid leering at Asphodel hasn't stopped leering, "Look at that uniform, all tight and starchy...I bet he wears briefs." She and her friends giggle.

The four-ears clears her throat loudly, "If you want to debase yourself with a normie do it once they're all securely in our custody. Until then, I'll spay the next girl to even mention romance. With a bullet, and no anesthetic. Are we clear?" She growls.

The other maids nod unhappily.

"Sir Hector is the handsomest and the muscliest anyway." One of the girls points out. There's a widespread chorus of dreamy sighs.

Much to your surprise, the four-ears is among them, "It's such a shame he's taken." She says sadly, her ears drooping.

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>>869349
>Huh... Ladies, please, this is confusing, i mean, normally this is thought on BEFORE you go on catching people up, now i can't even begin to guess who has the main claim on him, AND NO, you can't just call dibs on him and be done with it maam, this isn't how this work and it wouldn't be fair on the girls who have gone on having the problem of helping you to get him and even made lunch for him, which he obviously accepted... Captain you sly bastard, i know you are being taken hostage but you know you can't just be taken so easily by the superior beauty of Qu'lir girls like that! How do you expect them to know this crap?
> You know, we can't do this at all, how are we going to negotiate when we can't even know which one of us has the priority on his life? I mean, redhead one is obviously in charge, but we can't trust her to keep her word if one of his nwe wives just kidnap him and start running! The command would fry me alive if i act so inoccent.
CALIFORNIA AND THUNDER PLEASE HELP
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>>869456
>when we can't even know which one of YOU has the priority on his life*
>>869453
DO THIS WONG! MWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA
DO THIS!!!!!
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>>869456
Help with what? These chicks don't have their shit together. They're bound to make a mistake, we just have to wait for the right moment.
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>>869453
This is our opposition. This is who broke through our defenses. Still, four ears brought up something interesting. We were the one to spy on her. Considering our lead and us sneaking away, it may have been hard to see us in detail. So that may just narrow down who told her.
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>>869453
>You know, this probably isn't the right time to ask, with the courtship discussions and all, but do any of you know of a good way to get tomato stains out of a green carpet? I figure so many janitorial contractors could give me some advise
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>>869481
Their opposition was Clearwater. Its amazing what you can do when the opposition does 55% of the work for you.
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>>869484
kek, I'm picking up what you're putting down.
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>>869456
>>869453
When they awnser ignore any reprimand the redhead do and go on with this.
>You do understand that the only thing that would make us go along with your game IS our rules, RIGHT? If it was by me, this conversation would be going elsewhere instead of discussing stupid hostage claims and marriage planning... But i can't just ignore the effort of so many pure hearted girls that have gone so far to put a bell in the man they want, the command would give me too much crap for it, so i guess we can't only do this two ways.
>1-You all just give up on your dreams, disrepect the Captain and his family by dropping his claim and have your effort be discarted by giving up on your individuals claims and letting one of you have him without a fight...
>2- We do this by the old ways that even the avalonians respect... And you duel for him like in time of my grandparents.... Huh, but this is probably going to take i while considering the number of lunchboxes in this table... I mean, it is not like you could just agree on sharing him and take turns like any good and submissive cat wives, right?*ironic smugness* I mean, why should you fight for the EXCLUSIVE use of this rare piece of jovian nobility? It is not like sharing would be too bad with this many girls using him all the time and not letting him rest when you all worked together with no problems to capture him, right? I mean, you would probably have no problems with each other getting inyour way to fun when you had you made it up here so easily... Right?*ironic smugness has reached a new level*
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>>869529
GAS THE CATS! HUSBANDO WAR NOW!
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>>869529
And now, for the TIRO FINALE:
>"Garret... As the only jovian prince here i think that you are the most capable of being the judge for this dispute, no? I mean, you obviously has the more experience with it than i have... And i think it would be in your very interest that to have some hand on this as the victor will probably become your new qu'lir princess too, no? *wink*

>*Take some popcorn while watching this*
>Oh boy, my heart is beating so strongly... This is just like my lunarian simflicks...*SMUG SMILE*
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Ok boys all this is fun and all but this is actually a really dangerous situation.
I highly doubt turning these pent up catsluts against eachother over dick will work in the long run so whats our plan for when our goofing around enviably fails.
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>>869489
It's much more than 55%. Think of what he did. He hired the girls, then using the Roarke Crisis Response, shooes away half the pilots and locks up the other half. If it weren't for our favorite cat girl, they'd have likely gotten into the prison as well. There's only too many coincidences you can pull before they get weird.
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One of the other girls puts her hand on four-ears' shoulder, "Cheer up, he's not reunited with her yet."

The four-ears stiffens with indignation, both of her tails sticking straight up, "I would never! I-I have nothing but admiration and respect f-for Dame Wayland, I would never get in their way!"

"Love is honest." The blonde maid points out, nodding.

"Don't use Red Siren as moral advice!" Asphodel snaps over the comms.

"Huh. I'm just a pilot, but ladies, please, this is confusing." You chime in, "I mean, normally you think about this before you go on catching people. Now I can't even begin to guess who has the main claim on who, and I'm not even sure you can just...call dibs on someone and be done with it."

"No, they need to put a risque portrait of themselves on your mech's main firearm and use alcohol as an excuse first." Asphodel UNHELPFULLY notes.

The blonde Qu'liri who likes Red Siren's music whistles, "Wish I hadda notepad for this."

"...And then you have to take him back to your room instead of his room for the night after a mission and then loudly insist to your friend that nothing happened and you just fell asleep together when certain superior officers are just trying to read a book and NOT listen to the details of other people's love lives. Or said friend bitching endlessly about it to anyone who can't run away fast enough MARTHA." Asphodel continues.

Martha, tied up with the others, glares at him, "He's corrupting her and you know it."

"She's corrupting him and you know it." Asphodel responds succinctly.

"I'm right here, you guys, and nothing did happen. That time. I'd been flying all night expecting the Berenger to drop out of the clouds on me. Anyway, as I was saying, calling dibs isn't how it works, and it wouldn't be fair to the other girls who have gone to the trouble of helping you catch him. They even made lunch for him, I bet they put their hearts into it, too!" You acclaim.

"We did!" Several of them say at once, nodding.

"...Which he obviously accepted. Captain, you sly bastard. I know you're a hostage, but you can't just be taken so easily by beautiful local girls who don't know our customs." You sigh, "How can we negotiate when we don't even know who has priority? We can't, that's a fact."

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>>869558
>>869549
Space madness man, all over the place
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>>869558
I dont know whats going on anymore and im not sure i want to.
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>>869553
This is just to make them fight between themselfs and weaken themselfs by infighting in the process.
While they are doing it, we use the ally-only channel to plan our true course of action.
...And when a victor finally comes up, we just go with "Now then, we talked between us while you're at it and decided to do X, and now we are doing this anyway" which doesn't cancel the valor of their dispute but doesn't make us agree with them if we don't want to.
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>>869569
The weirdest hostage situation defusion ever
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>>869567
>>869569
*SIGH*
Okay, i admit, i just watched Gundam: The Origin IV today... And all that part of "Char living in Brazil and getting in adventures with crazy people" got me very inspired about what is the true Brazilian spirit.... And nothing is more HUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUE than this sort of thing.
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>>869569
we are stalling until backup (or Simon with two bottles of cognac and his Party Briefs) can arrive and diffuse this situation.
Personally Im hoping for Simon, though I doubt Nedermeyer would approve
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>>869569
The abyss is staring back into us anon, I mean at this point we might as well show them a picture of Roarke god knows they'd go crazy over him
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>>869407
Hello Cali! How are you, man?
I'm okay, i was somewhat paranoid and spending money in ways to avoid danger for this whole week... But everything is a lot calmer now

Well... At least if you don't live in the battlezone(as some people from my college do) or have any connection with any sides of the war(as many people do).

As for the rest, see this comment:
>>868995
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>>869592
And thats how several thousand catgirls AND catboys decide to leave their planet and join Roarke's forces.
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"This isn't a negotiation, it's an ultimatum." Redhead Fourears starts, but your voice is louder.

"Believe me, I'd rather talk about other things than hostage claims and marriage planning, but...I see a lot of pure-hearted young girls here who came on this adventure with you, and as an officer myself, I don't think you're being considerate enough with their feelings. I'd be disgracing my rank if I didn't say anything. I guess you'll just have to duel it out or give up on your dreams. Garret, buddy, how would you like to judge this thing? Do a good turn for these girls, right?" You'd nudge his mech, but your mech doesn't have elbows right now and his is just a cockpit ball being carried by Simon.

"I DECLARE NAKED PUDDING WRESTLING, AS IN THE DAYS OF YORE!" Garret announces.

Four-ears turns, and fires a bullet into the floor directly by the leg of one of the bridge crew, who recoils. She frowns, "Damn, I missed. Well, my second shot won't. Are you really thinking we're going to stop because some of you are cute? Don't be stupid. Or maybe I should kill someone to prove I'm serious? Your people have raped this planet. Normies forced us into these shapes, used us, violated us, killed us when it suited them, destroyed our minds when they wanted something more docile or feral than a real girl..." Her body has started shaking, and there's a thousand-mile stare in those eyes of hers, "And now you treat us like second-class citizens for it. The blonde woman keeping us out of the brig, she's yours, right melonhead? I swear by the Lady if you fuck with me again I will peel her apart inch by inch. I will find every friend you have, every one you love, and I will hurt them. I will hurt them the way I've seen my people hurt by yours. Shut your stupid fucking mouth and if you try to turn my girls against each other anymore, I'll do things that will give me nightmares later. Now, you and the rest of the pilots are going to stop stalling and do EXACTLY what I say. You come back to your ship, you put your machines in the...in the...oh heck, what's it called, hangar?"

"Mechbay." You chime in.

"Thank you, melonhead. Land your machines in the mechbay, no shenanigans if you don't want people you work with to get shot. The Captain here will then...with no tricks if HE doesn't want to be responsible for the deaths of his crew...contact the Martian ship and fabricate some excuse for takeoff. Prisoner transfer to Celephais or something. Once we're by ourselves, we can retrieve our allies from your brig, and then you can all go home. See this, normies? It's called kindness, something your entire people has forgotten. Just looking at your ugly round heads makes me sick, remembering...remembering what you did I just...I just want to paint the walls of this room with your blood, but I won't do it unless you give me an excuse. I'm better than that." She exhales shakily, and repeats herself, "I'm better than that. Even if I wish I wasn't."

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>>869591
>>869592
>>869624
>tfw the most famous examples of jovian culture and marriage is Roarke and Red Siren.
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>>869627

That should actually be a >[What say]

Amos has just enough Empathy to know that it really would be a bad idea to push her in the wrong direction.
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>>869608
I'm good! Had Thanksgiving with my folks for the first time in years, usually have to work my ass off. I'm glad you're okay, also Kung Fu eh? what style? I did Jiu-Jitsu, boxing and some Tae Kwon Do in high school. Only liked boxing though. I know it may sound harsh to some, but I think that the police in your neck of the woods "getting busy" is a good thing. The greatest of evils to fear is the indifference of good men, after all.
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>>869636

Brazilian police aren't like American police, man. They're busy a lot, from what I hear.
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>>869627
I'm not like them, I wasn't around for it and I can't say if I wouldn't have killed the people who did it. I also don't want any more bloodshed. If we draw this out too many people, yours and mine, will die. So, let's be plain. I need my people alive and okay and the ship unspoiled, if you can guarantee that...okay.
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>>869644
I mean, going for broke, going hard in the paint, there to kick ass and chew bubble gum but being all out of gum. Not busy, but BUSY.
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>>869644
Cause they don't have to deal with week long riots when a cops shoots someone.
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>>869627
>O.K
> land Mech,
> Load Gun
>Don Armor
>call Martians

Suggestion: Do not attempt to retake the ship until after take off. The bridge crew will be less restrained (the need to fly the ship) and we can avoid Casualties in Innsmouth.
See if the Martians can slip someone on board QUIETLY, so that we can have some backup.
Dont leave the cockpits until we engage, lie about damage to the hatches.
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>>869635
How far we are from the ship?
I'm thinking on saying:
>Well... I Think we can agree with this, i think we both sometimes would prefer to be worse than we actually are, but you are wrong when you say that i was just trying to make them fight between themselfs as anyone who know Roarke Starwind can prove, but anyway, i think it doesn't matter much more now... I can only say that if any of you girls really love the Captain... You should start running now.
>*turns on the saber*
>To everyone else, i'm terribly sorry.
>*Aims the saber dramatically at the bridge to give time to any catgirls try to run with the captain, redhead won't make it as she needs help*
>But as i said, there is situations in which we can't negotiate, and if you are going to put your own man at gunpoint, there will be no talk.

But i prefer to wait and see what anons are up to.
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>>869635
>You're only going to make it worse for your people. You doing this is going to make all of Sol consider you all traitors and just shoot you to be done with it. Sure you'll help out Avalon by getting their paladin out but Sol won't take this lying down, they'll send out the actual troops and your cities will burn. Your people might survive but most of your will be dead and the rest taken right back into the hell they got out from. I'm going to give you one chance to leave the base and let the people go if not then all of your people's blood will be directly on your hands
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>>869662
Don't contact the Martians till after takeoff. too risky before hand, to personal and the integrity of the ships
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>>869666
the only thing the Martians could do for us after takeoff is shoot down the ship.
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>>869671
they can take our engines out from below and be in a better position then risking them taking a full broadside
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>>869663

Unlike in Star Wars or normal Gundam, ships' bridges in this game aren't on a topside projection with a giant window screen visible from outside. If you tried beam sabering the bridge, which as I just said is very difficult, you also have the CIWS to contend with and the face that the leader is going to spend her last few moments shooting people on your side.

Or maybe she won't, and let your beam saber be responsible for killing the entire bridge crew.
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>>869627
Except we aren't the people who did this to you. The person who hurt you is long dead right? The captain had been willing to show kindness to everyone even at gunpoint, and in all fairness, our duty was to protect the people here. Yes, things got complicated, bad things happen to good people, but shedding innocent blood doesn't help and it won't remove the bad things done by those who had ill wishes. Trying to wash away blood with more blood doesn't work and even if you do get away with all this, what then? The martians and other who lost their family and friends to the Paladin won't take this sitting down, and will want revenge for your revenge. Heck, even if they do allow you, what about those who don't agree with you? Will you force them to do it anyways? Will you force your unwilling brothers and sisters to fight even if it means shedding their blood too? Well, either way I will do as you say and get on the ship to protect those I swore to protect.

After that, get everyone into their armor. We may have to go commando team to rescue them and to do so non lethally.
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>>869663
NO. Do not do this BR. This is the worse idea you could do and will likely screw us all over. We can't properly fight and we are incredibly damaged. You are risking way too much on this and we cannot aim for the bridge to begin with. We aren't even there yet!
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>>869663
Brazil... we don't have arms anymore.
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>>869689

Wait, that's a good point. You can't beam saber anything, your Pumpkinseed II is missing its arms.
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>>869676
That also requires luck. In this case our best bet is to go there in our power armor and force our way through. Take them down non lethally, make them surrender without bloodshed or death thanks to Biggs and Wedge knowing how to brawl.
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>>869663
Simon doesn't have the nuts to do that unless he's drunk. CQC in power armor time
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>>869689
>>869691
>>869693
do we need to make Simon drunk within 5 minutes?
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>>869701
No. He should be fine brawling not drunk or at least grabbing and breaking their weapons. Same with us. Moment their guns are gone, they lose their advantage and we are three dudes in power armor.
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>>869661
They do have to deal with it, as the poor comunities that the dealers rule on most of the time see the police as "bad guys" and start rioting VERY HARD(Breaking things, burnings bus and cars that they find in the way...) most of the times some of them die by cop.

The police seems to default to wait it calm down, wait for the dealers starting shooting between themselfs and doing crap again, and getting a official reason to go up there and crash them down again.

Lately, the government is broke because of the commies screwing the economy and stealing all they could before getting out of power, and then the police became unfunded(seriously, they only have gasoline for their cars and about a third of their payment every month, they don't even have ammo repositions or any type of funding to pay for equipment or repair right now) and the cirminals decided on "You know, let just kill all of them that we can get to prove them that they are in no shape to even think to go against us or something" and were hunting cops for little reason for two years.

This got even the corrupt cops on the edge of beserker, as they can't even be certain that they won't be the next.

And now the Special Forces are going around in a war for Glory & Duty &Honor(REVENGE), to kill everyone that work for this guys because there is no justice from the state itself and because they can at least get money and resources by taking it from their richass enemies.

TL;DR: If laws worked there wouldn't be any police, so now they became the lawn and live by eating the hearts of their enemies.
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>>869701
we need to get back to the hanger first, and pray that Garret packed the good stuff in his mech.
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>>869698
SERIOUSLY, WHY SHE WOULDN'T JUST START SHOOTING THE CREW BRIDGE UP WHEN WE GET OUT SHOOTING TOO?
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We're ending the formal portion of the game here for tonight and continuing tomorrow...but I'm not going anywhere. You need a plan, and I'll stick around to help with it. Not just a vote, but you have to work together and determine your course of action by 8:30 PM tomorrow EST.

>>869708

Power armor in this system is very, very strong and can more or less shrug off most small arms. Emphasis on most.
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>>869714
Simon is the only one with a fully functional mech, plus if we get him drunk we could make seduce the red haired one. course thats a BIG If
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>>869717
Curious on your thoughts on this >>869328
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>>869729
Fuck yea, X-01 is my shit.
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>>869725

If it was Roarke it would have a chance, because I'd definitely call for a Fast Talk & Persuasion roll. Amos isn't as convincing.
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>>869721
Doesn't matter if whe just starts killing everyone as soon as we get out of the cockpit.
Please prove me wrong, because i think that going gun shooting against cat-maids would be absurdly cool too.
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>>869717
Well, as is we don't need to fight them to the death. These are untrained freedom fighters who were likely roped in due to their leader's charisma and rage. Likely not real zealots so pushing forward and taking their guns to show them why trying to take on the military is a bad idea. It also empethizes one thing; we are the part of the army that is willing to empathize with the people. If they revolt, then they would be facing those who won't and would rather turn the planet into a crater.
>>869742
Have her come to meet us in person then, and like I said, we don't need to shoot them. They are civvies who are untrained and their leader is half blind. Have them focus everything on us, take their guns, and crush them. Then just pick up the leader and free the crew.
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>>869749
Side note, I hope Garreth has non lethal rounds for his rifle, because a shooter would help with this too.
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>>869752
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>>869748
In other new, apparently Castro has finally died
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>>869757
Raul?
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>>869742
>if she*
>>869683
>Except we aren't the people who did this to you. The person who hurt you is long dead right? The captain had been willing to show kindness to everyone even at gunpoint, and in all fairness, our duty was to protect the people here. Yes, things got complicated, bad things happen to good people, but shedding innocent blood doesn't help and it won't remove the bad things done by those who had ill wishes. Trying to wash away blood with more blood doesn't work and even if you do get away with all this, what then? The martians and other who lost their family and friends to the Paladin won't take this sitting down, and will want revenge for your revenge. Heck, even if they do allow you, what about those who don't agree with you? Will you force them to do it anyways? Will you force your unwilling brothers and sisters to fight even if it means shedding their blood too? Well, either way I will do as you say and get on the ship to protect those I swore to protect, because wedding preparations or not, i'm not the one who is holding MY OWN PEOPLE AT GUNPOINT while blabering about "justice" when threatning to open fire at newlywed couples... *Cut your videofeed to her and start streaming "Love is Honest" to her while watching her trying to murder the captain while the maids try to hold her off*.
>*Change to ally-only*SERIOUSLY GARRET!?NAKED PUDDING WRESTLE!?*sigh*, alright boys, if imitating illegal space cartoons didn't work we should try to work on plan B, do you have you Power-Armors ad hand? you'll be needing them.
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>>869763
Fidel, you know the leader of Cuba
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>>869767
thought he was already dead.
His brother Raul has been running the country for years now.
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>>869767
Wow, now what?I'm not sseing this change much, wasn't his brother or something already in power in his place for years now?
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>>869774
>>869772
Apparently not, thought he was dead too. /pol/ may or may not have memed him to death with the 100 mil get.
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>>869749
>Oh yes, please come and abandon your hostages to meet with three power-armored soldiers that are imune to your bullets! Please don't point a gun to our crewbridge and demand that we get out of here and surrender!
Please, this would make no sense even in Brazil.


Welll... Most of times at least.
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>>869766
well, Jove has treated her people like shit because of the mods forced on them by the Confederacy. And we are here to take their land and resources for ourselves. And we are at war with their benefactors, so I don't see this working.
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>>869782
No one aside from us knows about the armor. If we put it on after this call, they will not know until after we arrive at the mech bay. Besides, if they bring the hostages with them to the mech bay, it likely means they aren't going to play fair, correct?
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>>869786
>forced
If i'm not mistaken, the Confederacy just gene mods be athing, and the upper classes started voluntering to freely mod people to have genemodded servants... Which lead to some people having weird reactions as the case of this girl and then going on about the mods being "Unnatural" and "Forced upon them who had no other choice other than doing this or live in poverty".
I COULD BE WRONG, but this is what i got of this situation, as i can't imagine how the confederacy would legally justify human slavery.

>>869740
Wong, please explain in the more detailed way you can about this, we never got a true direct explanation about this problems i think.
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>>869786
Well, the only example we get is from that girl who went to university.. and let's be honest here, university girls are horrible when it comes to this sort of shit, different culture or not. Unless she's a progressive. Then she will do the exact same thing if you don't agree with her.
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>>869795
Man... They don't even need to bring them to see Amos, they just need to send a few Maids here to wait for our surrender while keeping the crew at gunpoint and watching us from the cameras.
And if the cameras aren't working somehow, they would just bring the hostages here anyway and threaten to shoot them if we don't surrender.
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>>869807
Okay, people were bad to her, but they didn't do anything criminal to her that i remember... okay, they might have edited porn to put her face in, and they may had her expelled for no reason.
But legally speaking the university staff had the right to do that if that was on the contract and she couldn't prove that it wasn't her at the holo-flick, and the people who did the movie were being jerks but did nothing that directly affected the propriety of somebody else(And we are on the internet, everyone here knows that people do this things to famous people all the time because they want to have fap material to fap to but can't wait for leaks).
So legally, this in NO WAY justify armed violence to unrelated people just because they came from the same society.
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>>869808
Never under estimate this four ear's ego. She has a lot of it and her anger shows actual hampering of her actions. Play it smart and she will likely come down. As for the hostages, they will likely have some maids approach the pods for us to come out, yes.. but why not grab and disarm them and reversing the tables? I don't think the girls will like the idea of being martyrs that much, and the moment they go 'how dare you', point to exactly what they have done and are doing. The four ears is both the most and least dangerous one there. She has intent, but being a monster to her own people's eyes who would sacrifice her people for her revenge won't sell well with the maids.
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>>869801

About what? What exactly the Confederacy may or may not have done?

As for how they could justify human slavery...lack of meaningful legal oversight, rampant corruption, and finding a way to make it not slavery on paper, like it being a "contract" with a girl's "agency" even if the truth is more like "the officials who own her planet want to make more money so they kidnapped a bunch of girls from their villages, genemodded them, and sold them somewhere they don't speak the language of".

Keep in mind, the CUSS came very close to permanently pulling off an economic plan that would have turned the Solar System into an irrelevant backwater through trade war. Any tears shed for them were shed for the innocent people that died because of the Confederation's failings.
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>>869838
Listen, friend, i agree with you that her anger has made her do some stupid things, but i'm not seeing why she is going to come here anyway, why take the trouble to go to the hangar for us when she could make us have the trouble of walking to the bridge? And why wouldn't she start start shooting at the same time we leap onto her subordinates?

Also, where is everyone? We need a plan guys.
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>>869807

You also saw a fairly egregious case of a Qu'liri's land being outright taken by the Jovian government.
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>>869854
Also, Which system was the Center of the CUSS government? I bet it wasn't Solar, as they seem to don't care much about it too.
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>>869854

A quick note on this, though, it's not common knowledge, it's not something Roarke or Amos would be able to just go "oh yeah I know about this and can formulate an argument based on it.". What even an educated person would know about the Confederation of United Star Systems would be very dry and academic, things like its formation, its member worlds, significant legal developments, the establishment of the galactic calendar, etc. Ironically, being wiped out by the Green Men saved their legacy, because casting them as innocent makes the SSL look more heroic for avenging them.
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>>869861

Jegal. Jegal 6 was the capital of the CUSS, and the very first world wiped out by the Green Men. Nowadays it's known for a particularly nasty flesh-eating fungus.
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>>869855
Because then it turns into a case of sacrificing people and doing the deed. Actually getting blood on her hands and in a situation she cannot say she'd win will make things incredibly hard for her and further cement her rebellion into the dumpster. Especially if she kills the only nice captain around. Her entire thinking is likely along the lines of 'if they get on the ship, I win. They have no means to defend themselves and we have guns.'. Just hold us hostage and complete the deal. We are likely the key she needs to get Irina to surrender peacefully and hand over the Paladin. Us being in armor puts a damper for that. She could kill the crew, but thats the bridge crew and captain and guarantees lethal reprisal and a forceful response. It's certainly a safer option than sending the pumpkinseeds.
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>>869865
>trying to defend any government
In the end, i became an ancap because it was just impossible to defend any ruler without being a hipocrite, as everyone did crap.

And even in this case... What reason does SSL even have to be here? "Avalon is led by a Greenman so it menas that we have to go out and take their things!"? In the end we are here just to take up what we want so that our "Not!Nobility" can have pretty things.
We can make an argument of "We aren't the CUSS and the people who hurt you are already dead by a long time now, so as the crimes of the father doesn't extend to his sons you should stop to point guns at people who have nothing to do with your personal problems and are here only to try to prevent this city to be blow up from the tides of war" but even this is only hiding the truth that we are here against their will and taking over their government while we are at it.
War, war never changes.

>>869868
Huh, while we are at it, could you give us a superficial of any other relvenats systems and why they are relevant?
Okay, we have Solar,"Qu'lir" and Jegal, any more?
Huh, do we have any other system who have its exclusive and notorius faction like "the Belt" or "Avalon"? What about that story about some UJCIDF ships becoming "Pirate kings"? Do any of them suceeded on this?
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>>869890
>"Avalon is led by a Greenman so it menas that we have to go out and take their things!"?
Considering greenmen have a history of brainwashing that is totally justifiable.
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>>869879
>she says: "If you try anything i will start killing your people"
>Attack her maids
>"GREAT!NOW I HAVE I REASON TO TAKE AS MANY WITH ME AS I CAN!"
It would be justificable in her point of view, as she gave us a peacefull solution and we decided to react with violence by capturing her maids.

>>869904
You know that at that time the jovians were already going around and taking worlds because "We are the descendants of the CUSS! So we have rights over all their possesions!", right?

Did Naomi killed people in the war? No, and is she a greenman? Yes.
We know nothing about the Lady's past... But even if she has blood in her hands(what she probably have anyway) this still don't justify the jovians actions in trying to re-conquer all of humanity worlds just because they can.
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Also, i'm 100% backing playing "Love is Honest" to them to see her go "REEEEEEEE" ate her maids.
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>>869918
>But even if she has blood in her hands(what she probably have anyway) this still don't justify the jovians actions in trying to re-conquer all of humanity worlds just because they can.
Firstly they seem fine with letting mars and earth do whatever they want so they arent re-conquering all of humanity and secondly yes it does, killing two thirds of humanity makes that shit totally justifiable. The list of things of things killing most of humanity doesn't justify is probably so small you would need a microscope to read it.
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>>869918
There is no good situation and just breaking their weapons is likely the least dangerous thing we can do for the situation. As is, we can't surrender and we can't attack them. Of all the scenarios given, this is likely the one that will have the least ammount of risk.

As for reconquering, likely not as bad as you think. The issue with the land grab was one of Bahamut corp's actions, not the governments and compensation was given as opposed to taking it and giving nothing. Likewise, going to Avalan presents the same sort of issues. They would still be treated poorly since they'd be peasants with no lineage OR merit. their leader is a crazy old cat lady who was messed up via genemods so fixing that shit is off the table. Meanwhile, their skills are those of servants. No matter what they do they are getting the shaft.
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>>869918

It's not actually because the SSL is descended from the CUSS (it's not), it's because the Solar System is humanity's birthplace and of all the scattered little mini-space-empires (a smaller and smaller number as this war goes on) the SSL is the biggest and the toughest by a lot. There are more people in the Jovian colonies alone than there are in some inhabited systems with multiple planets.

By the way, it would be very helpful if someone with a better memory than mine could find the thread where I confirmed the number of worlds being fought over.
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>>869918

Also, Naomi has killed people. She had the highest killcount of Green Skulls at the Battle of Auditorium in her squad, and she killed a good number of Avalonian Knights at the Gate of Mars. The only reason she hasn't killed more people is because she's been in the Solar System where she could be studied and brought down if necessary.

Also her Green Man status is complicated from what you know thus far. She's a clone, not an original.
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>>869922

Mars is more zealous about reconquering planets than Jupiter is anyway.
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>>870052
Man... I remember that it was something like 72 systems and a lot of planets...293 i think... But i could be slightly wrong on this.
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>>870056
She didn't kill people *in the war*, and even if she killed people nowadays, you can still argue that she only did this because it was her job, and that if she hadn't joined the UJCIDF she wouldn't have done it.

Also, i still doesn't understand how this war even begin with and even if we can just trust the jovian propaganda about it, i mean, at some extent history is defined by the winners, and jovian seems to love making its enemies look like hitler himself even if they shot first.
>Firstly they seem fine with letting mars and earth do whatever they want so they arent re-conquering all of humanity and secondly yes it does, killing two thirds of humanity makes that shit totally justifiable. The list of things of things killing most of humanity doesn't justify is probably so small you would need a microscope to read it.
First, THEY ARE TRYING TO CONQUER ALL THAT THEY CAN, they didn't even got to Avalon because of their greenman, they were already nuking it out with other worlds even before that and just happened to come across Avalon and starting to use the greenman situation to justify their expansion for now, even if they destriy avalon they are just going to continue with their agenda of becoming the supreme masters of humanity.
Second, It justify attacking avalon and everyone that partners with them, and it also justify indebting them because of economic reparations for the victors, but thats it, it doesn't justify conquering people to "protect" them for example, and nor does it justify keeping the territory they already got by nuking things up just because they could.
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>>870105
According to Wong they arent even the most conquer happy people around.
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>>870108
yes that would be the Martians. Who are their allies and will own the other half of the SSL Empire.
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>>870119
Both of whom have extremely good reasons to want to remove greenmen and anyone associated with them. Like literally the best reason they could possibly need.
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>>870105
You can only rewrite history so much when a war was that recent. Everyone over a not terribly old age was alive for it and got to see it themselves after all.
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>>870130
But it seems that no one knows exactly why it begin and why the greenman took such risks as facing the entire humanity , ok, they probably attacked first, but what if they had claims of being "opressed" like the cat-people was?
I'm not saying that their actions were justified, they were not as they involved inoccent bystanders in their war, but its hard to judge individuals when you don't know from where they came, what they did and why they did it.
Okay, Merrow and Floyd probably had some reason to strike the lady from out of the sky... But we can't be certain if they were just trying to exterminate all of them because they decided to think like old cat lady and blame everyone for the sins of some, at for what we do know, the lady could even be in stasis for just before the fight and got up in a robot for defending her own from their attack or something...

>>870108
>>870119
The way i see it, the jovians are just more subtle about this, prefering to play the long ame of conspiracy and politics to get reasons to attack people or subjulgating them by economic force.
The martians doesn't care about this crap because they find it perfectly reasonable to just start screaming "JIHAD!" and killing everyone that refuses to kneel down to your god.
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>>870185
>But it seems that no one knows exactly why it begin
I'm fairly sure it was said multiple time that the greenmen were better than people in pretty much every way and so decided to kill and conquer them. Also when they did leave some of the greenmen out of it because they said they didnt want any of the fighting it turned out that they were secretly sporing everyone on mars. Plus you seem to be forgetting that avalon themselves are going around conquering plenty of people.
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>>870198
>I'm fairly sure it was said multiple time that the greenmen were better than people in pretty much every way and so decided to kill and conquer them.
I only saw jovians saying this, never greenman footage of them being hitler and going on about cleasing the universe from normies.
>Also when they did leave some of the greenmen out of it because they said they didnt want any of the fighting
I really don't remember ever seeing this information before, from where did you get this?
>it turned out that they were secretly sporing everyone on mars.
I agree that this is pure evil.
>Plus you seem to be forgetting that avalon themselves are going around conquering plenty of people.
From what i got from them, it seem that Avalon goes on into religious conversion on the local people, and then get their Knights there to "liberate" their new followers from their old governments.
You know, a little like what russia did in the crimeia.

And about this, i don't belive that neither Avalon or the local states have any real right on the land as, as far democracies tend to go, they were either: A-Took their territory by force of arms and instaled a mafia-like organization that taxes people by force while monopolizing law and security services("muh rights, muh coletivism") or B-Were a continuation from the CUSS government(Who is undoubtly evil and not justified by anything).
In this case, Jupiter is almost as bad as CUSS, Idk about Qu'lir government but i doubt they are any more justified, i don't know about how exactly the Mars Caliphate were establishted but their jihad isn't justificable too, and Avalon... Avalon monarchy could be justified to some extent depending on the details about how it came to be in the first place and how much do teir respect some basics laws of dealing with people, the problem is their defense of the Lady, that makes them "free game"(in the ethical hunting sense) if she have indeed blood on her hands.
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>>870241
>I really don't remember ever seeing this information before, from where did you get this?
Wong said it a few threads back, you'll have to go looking.
>Avalon monarchy could be justified to some extent depending on the details about how it came to be in the first place
They lady started a big war and conquered the planet with her converts. Duke sword art said so himself.
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>>870252
.They lady started a big war and conquered the planet with her converts. Duke sword art said so himself.
Thanks, some sauce on this would help, but i'm already searching for the planet thing so i can just go search for that too.
>They lady started a big war and conquered the planet with her converts. Duke sword art said so himself.
He also implied something about the elfs being evil and that they got there by force of arms back in the time too, just after the cultural war between the fantasy creatures of narnia or something.
If we are really going to try to decide on who is right on what, we will have to go DEEP on this universe story and start studying about who killed who and who got a claim over what...

So, we are screwed.
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>>870258
Or we could go with all the huge evidence that greenmen were horrible ubermensch plant monsters that mind control people and kill them all. 100% of the people that we know about who have met them have awful stories about them and not one of them has a single good thing to say.
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>>870258
Also where is this talk of elves, I went back and looked and got this
>despite your earnest intention to retire from violence after the establishment of the Principality of Avalon under the Queen and the Lady and the removal of the old dynasty.
and dont see a damn thing about magical creatures.
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>>870263
Man, this is an anime rpg, she could very well be "the last inoccent greenman thats is suffering racism because of the crimes of her people" or something, in fact, it is even more pobable that she IS something like this and that we will have this major plot twist on the ending about having killed someone for bad reasons or something.
But at the same time, how can we be sure? If we aren't jumping through a gate and go on to storm Jegal "FUNgus-land theme park of death and riches!" there is probably no way that we can just dig up this information by shitposting on GYchan with avalonian librarians or something.
>>870272
I think it was Lori, saying something like "The Duke isn't so bad, even if he got the ears of the last dynasty!"
And when Eustace appears for the first time, he talks to Roarke about his back story and reveals that he is the bastard son of the Elf king, and that is why he is one of the last surviving elves or something.
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"I'm a Naomifag myself, so I live in perpetual security that nothing bad will ever happen to endanger Caesar's smile."
Oh, the irony of this comment when read months later it being written... Poor anon, he didn't even saw it coming.
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>>870277
It doesn't matter if she did anything or not (but considering the first she did after she got shot down was take over a planet all signs point to doing stuff) what matters is that her race is too dangerous to the continued survival of humanity. Its not raciest to make something go extinct if that thing mad you go two thirds of the way extinct yourself.
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>>870287
I agree that it is completely ethical to exterminate a inteligent living being that is inately uncapable of living at peace with other conscient beings... But can we be certain that this is exactly the case with the Greenman? Aren't they "better at everything than normal humans"? Shouldn't they be able to be reasonable instead of being just killing machines by nature? It just sounds fishy for me that this would be a innate part of who they are, instead of a cultural thing.
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>>870293
Maybe they should have thought of that before they went and killed 2/3 of everyone. Being super soldiers their brains were probably wired up for war anyway so they would be naturally inclined towards violence.
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>>870293
It doesn't matter how reasonable they are, they still killed over 2/3 of Humanity. They will never be able to coexist with humans ever again. No human will ever forgive them and its better if we just get rid of them
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>>870311
>No human will ever forgive them and its better if we just get rid of them
>No human will ever forgive them
>them
Prove to me that she was one of "them" without just assuming it by the fact that she is a greenman.
While you're at it, please do explain too why naomi isn't a ruthless normie killer by nature when she is a CLONE of a GREENMAN ITSELF and why because of that we don't need to convince Ceasar that killing her is the only way to protect humanity.

>>863365
You're welcome mate, glad that i can make you happy somehow ^^.
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>>870334
Got shot down during a dogfight with one of humanities top pilots, violently took over a planet, wages war against the rest of the galaxy, has at least one clone to act as an officer/body puppet. Looks pretty damning to me. And none of that is even needed, just being a greenman is enough justification. Its like saying you wouldn't try to get rid of plague rats or mosquitoes.
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>>870343
>Got shot down during a dogfight with one of humanities top pilots.
They could be just cleaning the house by exterminating the last of the greenmen, you would do the same it seems, even if they were babies.
> Violently took over a planet...
... By killing the suspicious elf dynasty of which the only thing we know its that they were in power illegaly, as 100% of the people who we met and knows about it said to us... Oh, thats right, all of those people were the guys who had a day of killing them off... but i guess it doesn't matter if we are trusting the jovians anyway.
>Wages war against the rest of the galaxy.
Hardly a problem in itself, the martians are doing the same thing, and the jovians do this more than any of them, even if they aren't so much zealous about it.
>Has at least one clone to act as an officer/body puppet
I agree with you that this is very shady, but anime is full of execeptions and this quest is no different from its sources of inspirations, Roarke itself is a living proof of this, as there is so much convoluted plot wrapping around his life that he looks like some sort of "Chosen one" sometimes.
>Its like saying you wouldn't try to get rid of plague rats or mosquitoes.
Implying that we can just compare non conscious and non-inteligent living beings with Human-level creatures.
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>>870343
Not only that, but she hasn't even tried to talk to the jovians or made a statement. She sent her Paladins to Sol with the intentions of destroying their shit, taking converts, and isolating them to the galaxy at large.
>>870382
Dude, the elves were not illegal. They were likely genemoded people who founded the colony to begin with. I have no idea where you got the illegal bit. But she did do a revolt when they tried to get rid of her for being a greenman and inserted her own puppet royalty. Thats not a good sign.
Either way, for all their talks, they have not once tried actual diplomacy or stated their intent for all to hear. Unless you were paying attention to a very specific branch of news you wouldn't have known until a few months ago. Likewise, someone who instigates rebels and extremists, makes a cult around themselves with or without the use of spores, and is styling themselves after a goddess is not usually someone who has the best of intentions.
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>>870398
>They were likely genemoded people who founded the colony to begin with.
Maybe, maybe not... The Duke have spoken about at least one major war many years before the lady falling from the sky, we will have to search about that if we want to know the truth.

About the rest, yeah, they are probably up to no good anyway, i'm just saying that, in the end, we are acting up only on preventive measures ans suppositions as we don't have any major proof that we can shove on their face and just stop with their arguments.
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>>870442
The Tolks versus the Lions if I recall.. which could be anywhere from a actual war to a LARP war where the loser gives a passionate 15 minute speech before leaving the castle.. while bitching about how he should have put that extra experience into his hit points.
Thing is, Avalons rise makes no logical sense and they are backed by someone who was a part of the bloodiest war in humanity's history which should not have been a thing. Seriously, they had control over the majority of tech to make planets habitable, just take some big ships, bugger off a few hundred lightyears away, and make your own planets with blackjacks and space hookers. They didn't need to eat after all, and were likely pretty self sufficient. For the most part, the Jovians have a sort of Claim and when you remove Fairchild from the equation it's pretty much just a trade deal and following the rules. No change in the way of life, just pay your taxes, and we'll also get you supplies and aid in times of strife. Things were likely settling down aside from those with beef from their slavers, but with Avalon being asshats, now racial tensions are raised through the roof. So even with no real proof, there is a lot of funny business going down and their only response is 'we will totally treat you right peasa-I mean proud members of your planet.'
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>>870482
>implying that if a war ends with a passionate 15 minute speech "it isn't a true war".
>implying that we can't be mod ourself to be satyrs, centaurs and talking lions.
>implying that your "muh noble elf blood" isn't pure LARPing that you made up just because you can't even genemod youselfs to superior-human level
>implying that the reason that you got a coup d'etat wasn't because of exactly that kind of thinking that turned your own population agaisnt you when the ecountered a true "superior being"
AND DON'T YOU EVEN BEGIN WITH YOUR STUPID HALF HOUR DESCRIPTIONS YOUR DESPICABLE TOLK! I'M ANGRY AT YOU!I'M ANGRY AT YOU AND AT YOUR ELVES!

>So even with no real proof, there is a lot of funny business going down and their only response is 'we will totally treat you right peasa-I mean proud members of your planet.'
Man, the difference of Mars and Avalon seems to be that the Avalonian convert first and conquer later, while the martians do these things in the inverse order.
And about their reasons for war... If you pierce together the things the Duke said and the ones that were implyed but the others... it is something along of "The Gas Knights attacked us first when they discovered that we were being led by the goddess herself! But even with ou losses we didn't let our pure and noble hearts be shadowed by the poison of veangeance *dramatic pause*, oh no, instead we valiantly continued with our efforts into bringing many more world to the light of the godess and liberate those of choose to accept us from their old an barbaric ways of government, and even if we still cried by the loss of the lives who were taken by the Knights of Jupiter... We chose to be merciful and to isolate them from our worlds for their own good...".
Which may even be better than the reasons of the Jovians to galatic conquer, that is something along the lines of "The humans came from the Earth, so the SSL has seniority on the old possesions of the CUSS... I CALL DIBS ON THE NEKO-PLANET! NO WAY MARS!STOP GETTING IN MY WAY!YOU CAN HAVE THE HORSE WAIFU PLANETS BUT DO NOT DENY ME THIS ONE!"

Oh, and the Elves weren't the first dynasty, the Duke left implied that they just got in power after the war, and that at least some people thought of them as "ilegitimate rulers"(Probably the guys who losed to them and knew the true danger of the elves...AND were christians, while you can consider most of the avalonians pagans nowadays.... Huh, what if these guys have some sort of resistance movement going on right now and we don't een know about it?)

>The greenman could just have gone all the way Andrew Ryan route and created the Space Rapture
Exactly, why didn't they? Why risking yourself in an overly dramatic and risky plan on taking on the whole humanity? Something smells very fishy about all this...
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>>870482
>For the most part, the Jovians have a sort of Claim and when you remove Fairchild from the equation it's pretty much just a trade deal and following the rules
See, the problem is that Fairchild is a symptom, not a cause. The Jovian's already had a problem with overpowerful corporations, then they decided to become an expansionist imperialist power. That's a terrible idea for a democracy, because the principles of democracy are fundamentally incompatible with imperialism. Jupiter as a democracy is undergoing a slow suicide in the name of security and winning the war.
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>>870666
Except their entire deal is painted with vengence. Vengence on the usurpers, vengence on the people who killed the greenmen, even the talk with cat people speaks more of revenge than actual liberation. Likewise if this was about liberation, then there would have been no need to convert them or have them join Avalon. Let them be free states. Meanwhile, their isolation schtick was very much brutal and violent. Sure they sound noble, but it's a thin coating under the Green Lady's desire for power and revenge. Like a worse version of Fairchild. At least with the Jovians they are honest about their acts instead of covering them in cheap platitudes.

As for why they didn't? Best bet is likely a desire for power, revenge, thinking they are superior, ect. From a jovian view point their positions WERE pretty good before going full on genocidal and nuking the head planet with death fungi and trying to secretly spore the other.
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>>870334

Thunderbird/Brazil True OTP
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>>871075
I'd ship it. Still, does Garret have paint/non lethal/tranq rounds for his rifle? Might need to use them alongside the power armor.
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>>870482

I'm not sure you understand the role the Green Men had prior to the War. Or just how big the power vaccuum was once they were destroyed.

The Green Men were viewed as wise, neutral, pacifistic arbiters and sages devoted to terraforming worlds and creating new life. Some people believe that the distaste for violence they reputedly held before the War is the reason why they decided to genocide humanity in the first place, a clean break with what they viewed as the primary obstacle to their efforts.

As for Avalon, you have a society that's accustomed to war and has a militaristic bent even if it's highly baroque and old-fashioned. I think I mentioned this before, but the system Avalon is in is rich with natural resources, and with a Green Man designing their mecha for them they've been able to steamroll most local threats that aren't the SSL.


Additionally, someone else in an earlier thread asked why Maria Carnegie said "stay in your system" when Eustace de Rothschild-Beauchamps already invaded it. Well, consider what exactly it was Eustace attacked while he was there.
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>>871254
Good points and it does make sense to a degree like those old AI stories. System is designed to preserve area, sees humans as a massive threat to said preservation. Therefor perserving=killing humans.
I probably don't understand their full scope, but either way, the situation is pretty tricky coming up. A militaristic country tends to value fighters, but that means those who are incapable are likely going to get the shaft in terms of social class, right? Might be something we could consider when we face the Kitty Kong.
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As a side-note, whether the Green Men were right, whether Avalon is legitimate, whether the Lady is evil or good (with the facts presented so far), whether the SSL are the good guys or the bad guys, is something I'm not prepared to give a definite answer on. Those are things Roarke and the players have to decide for themselves, ultimately, and make choices based on those views. No side is devoid of good people. No side is devoid of bad people. People that the various perspective characters you've seen so far love and cherish could easily be considered villains in their own right, people that you hate could arguably be considered heroes, at least in their own minds.

The best thing to do, right now, would be to come up with a plan for the Kitty Kong. Will you 'surrender' for now, even if it's just to get closer to the conspirators, or will you plead mechanical failure as an excuse not to come back? Keep in mind, from what they've said you know there's still resistance on the ship itself.
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>>871787
'surrender' May be the best option in terms of dealing with a crisis. We are better suited for it, and I honestly don't like our chances of dealing with the ship from the outside. Too much can go wrong with that.
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>>871866

You could also have the others surrender while you go "Oh no our mecha were destroyed we can't get back~" Then hide in Simon's mech, ride back with him, let him surrender with the others, and then you and Garret pop out of his Pumpkinseed II's cargo space once the cats are out of the mechbay and start fucking shit up.

Or you could play 100% honest and surrender with them in hopes of getting close enough to their leader for a reversal of this hostage situation.

Or you could hope she's bluffing and call her on it, since your spying at the church outed her military colluders you could assume (no guarantees, though) that these girls are townies rather than hardened terrorist cats.
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>>871904
Mr.Wong can you give me the rules on making an entrant to Roark's tourney? or is it too late?
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>>871904
That first scenario actually sounds pretty fun. Simon would likely do well as the 'hostage', and Garret needs some time in the sun. Getting Irina out of the brig, freeing hostages, generally drawing attention away from the hostages as they try to track us down, plenty of ways to go with that. I'd say the first option and go tactical ops with Garret. We can be Big Boss, Garren can be Raiden, and Simon could Otakon.
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>>871957

140 CP maximum for your mech (this is a tourney of grunts, after all), with 16 as the total dicepool for your pilot's Mecha Piloting rolls and any relevant weapons. I...oh no, I'm blanking on what my exact ruling was on Weight Efficiency and Verniers. I think it was that you could only go down one level.
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>>871075
W-Wh-What are you saying senpai!? It is not like i like him or anything... Or if i said from the beggining that i was here to protect Thunder's smile and realized with time that the only way to satisfy Thunder's violent tendecies was to give him an enemy, or something... B-Baka!
>>870833
I agree completely with Fairchild being just a sympton, but about Jupiter dying as a Democracy... I don't thing that the problem is deeper than that, you see, you are not wrong on this observation on a legal sense, but in a political and social sense? Well... Any spirit of freedom, honesty and idealism on their systems seems already dead for a loooong time, and even their laws on that sense are almost fated to prove themselfs as "just paper" if someone is able to press their government enough...
>>870923
"Revenge"... You know, i think that as Wong explained in >>871254 this is not simply the case, the thing is, the avalonians see the cuss and its descendants as a force of oppression, and that they are "doing justice" when they "liberate" people from our rule and kill "dread knights anf foul brigands" in the way to do that... The cats may view this as an oportunity for vengence, but for the avalonians "justice" is just the herry on the top of the cake, while their true objective is "Saving the galaxy!" or something...
>Revenge on Elves
Are you seriously defending that the fact they gone on war with the elves were only because of revenge and that it had nothing to do with the fact of these guys getting in power through force of arms and imposing their will on everyone else? You coul possibly say that the first guys were being obviously evil and that it justified the elves getting in power... But you are talking about Christian Narnian LARPers... And that the greenlady just openly stated religious crusade on elves because she wnated the power... But the first seems unlikely(as far we know) and the second even if true officialy constitued the old dynasty on power and seems to have the Lady officialy only as a counselour figure... What make it bad just for protecting the greenman, but not illegitimate on itself.
>>871787
>Come up with a plan
Is there any doubt still? I thing that it is obvious that everyone wants to go with the power suit plan and then act "ooops! Who did that happened? I couldn't have suspected that the old cat lady would start shooting people when we reacted with violence! Oh boy! Don't worry Irina, your friend is dead but i'm here to console you!"
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>>872070
You know, my gramatic errors makes me mad every time i see them after rushing a comment out...
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>>872061
well I only have the core book so i wont have to worry about the fancy stuff. Do we build the whole character? or just a character bio? and what are the restrictions on that? no terrans?no avalonians?
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>>872061
Believe there was:
>maximum one level of Verniers;
>no boosting MV better than -2;
>Weight Efficiency applies to MV but not MA;
>no Energy Pools or Reactive Shields (or several other systems I've forgotten by now)
>restrictions on permitted systems going by what would make sense with the readily-available technology of the setting (such as no high-Kill EMWs and no Space Efficiency on Thrusters)
And I've probably also forgotten some other things.
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>>872119
Is Space Efficiency on Thrusters really a problem? Okay, the only mech that i saw with it was SOUL mecha, but does it make that great difference?
And i don't remember Wong actively blocking it... But i could be wrong on this.


In other news... Brazil may have another impeachment "soon", probably by the beggining of the next year if it really happens.
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can someone link me to the books? i only have the core.
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>>872279
or explain how verniers and space efficiency work
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>>872303
http://www.4shared.com/office/k98OmMxw/Mekton_Zeta_Plus_-_Advanced_Te.html
Here it is.
Are we still playing tonight?
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>>872334
thank you sir. you are a gentleman and scholarl
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>>872334
not valid
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>>872362
Try this one
http://www.4shared.com/office/ypExMyPM/mekton_zeta_plus_advanced_tech.html
>>872339
You're welcome
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>>872117

Get the ATM, someone here can pass you the .pdf. Just a character bio. No Terrans, no Avalon (unless you want to be from Loriette's crew using a customized Knight frame, I forget what Knights ended up costing).
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>>872334

Why wouldn't we be? Did something happen?
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>>872409
Sorry, i just calculated the time here wrong.
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>>872396
104 not counting the treads.
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>>872567
>>872396
AVALONIAN KNIGHT
Heavy Striker Torso: C/S/K 10, 5 tons
Heavy Striker Head: C/S/K 5, 2.5 tons
Heavy Striker L. Arm: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tons
Left Hand: 2 CP, 1 Space, 1 Kill, 0.5 tons
Heavy Striker R. Arm: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tons
Right Hand: 2 CP, 1 Space, 1 Kill, 0.5 tons
Heavy Striker L. Leg: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tons
Heavy Striker R. Leg: C/S/K 6, 2.5 tons
43 cp (18.5 Tons)
Armor: Medium Weight (6 CP, 6 SP, 3.0 tons) on all locations (36CP) (18 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), Storage Module (1 CP, 1 Space), Liftwire (0.3 CP), Spotlights (0.2 CP)

Armament: 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 tons

Thrusters & Propulsion: 9 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) thanks to the sophisticated (and ridiculously expensive)system of treads built into their feet, reminiscent of a very complicated rollerskate, lets them ignore terrain that would severely hinder you. 15 CP, 7.5 tons

Total weight: 52.5 Tons
Total Cost: 131.5 CP
Might want to add it and the martian machines to the pastebin.
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>>872396
I would love to see a Knight try to fight in the tourney, i wonder how he would fare and how the other avalons would react to it.
What were the stats of thei lances?
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>>872597
Please post the martians machines here too.
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>>872612
MARTIAN SCIMITAR
Heavy Striker Torso: C/S/K 10, 6 tons
Heavy Striker Head: C/S/K 5, 3 tons
Heavy Striker Left Wing C/S/K 5, 3 tons
Heavy Striker Right Wing C/S/K 5, 3 tons
Medium Striker Armor (4 SP, 2 tons all locations)
(23 Tons, 41 CP)
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), 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 tons

Thrusters: 6 CP worth of thrusters to give a total speed of 800m
Total Weight: 28 tons
Total Cost: 68.5 CP

MARTIAN TULWAR
Medium Weight Torso: C/S/K 12, 6 tons
Medium Weight Head: C/S/K 6, 3 tons
Medium Weight Left Wing C/S/K 6, 3 tons
Medium Weight Right Wing C/S/K 6, 3 tons
Heavy Striker Armor (5sp, 5 CP 2.5 tons all locations)
(25 tons, 50CP)

Main Sensors (Head): 4 CP, 1 Space, 2 Kills, 1 ton
Backup 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 tons
Torso Mounted Medium Cannon: Range 350m, WA 0, 6k, 35 shots, 8 CP, 5 Spaces, 3.5 tons

Thrusters and speed: 9.6 CP of thrusters, mounted in the wings. 1000m MA.
Total Weight: 32 Tons
Total Cost: 80.1 CP

There is also a Tulwar Mod Zero, which is basically the Mobuis Zero from Seed that was made.
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>>872600
you shall get your wish. I shall create a knight worthy of winning this joust in the name of my family!
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>>872600
Well, there would likely be plenty more machines than just our own in there. Maybe 32 so we have some rounds to 'show off' the various machines before the pvp matches happen.
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>>872597
i can work with this. gonna try to make this a speed machine.
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"Mmm. I believe you." You nod.

"I'm quite serious." The fourears insists.

"I know, but there's a small problem. That Roarke Starwind impersonator, he was working with you, right?" You smile sheepishly, and tell the honest truth, "He smashed up two of our mecha, and we're not going to be able to get back any time soon...do you think you can wait a few hours for us? Garret, how long do you think it would take you and me to get back on foot?"

"Hours." He agrees.

She scowls, tapping the butt of her gun on the arm of Captain Clearwater's chair, "Absolutely not, we don't have that kind of time."

You hold your arms wide in a shrug, "Then what can I do? Believe me, I'm trying my best to cooperate here, my girlfriend is on that ship."

One of the maids stares at you, "Hey, I know you! You're that boy who's always fishing out where I harvest okra." She frowns suddenly, "Wait a minute, I always see you with a Qu'liri girl. You got cat scratch fever or something?"

The other maids titter, and even the fourears smiles.

"Let's not talk about my romance life, you all have better things to do." You reply simply, neither confirming or denying.

"C'mon, he's not much of an oppressor, and neither is the prettyboy. Do we really need him?" The maid nudges the fourears.

The fourears growls, "Fine, you two are excused, we'll be gone by the time you're back...but remember, if I see that Martian ship following us because you tried to be smart and call it in, you'll have to explain to your friends' families why they all died messily at my hands.

"Thank you ma'am. By the way..." You hesitate a moment, then just say it, "I'm sorry about what happened to you, it was wrong, but the UJCIDF isn't the CUSS. All we want is to protect people from Avalon."

She sighs heavily, momentarily looking very old and weary, "I wish I believed you, boy. I'm sure you believe yourself, but I've seen too much, and I've seen the same signs with your UJCIDF. I can't take the risk. My people can't take the risk. If I'm remembered as a monster, it's worth it to spare even a single little girl from what happened to me."

[Continued]
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>>872600
They would be targeted by everyone else fighting. Talk about painting a red flag on your back.

>>872685
Most likely there will be an elimination round to get rid of the shit mechs
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>>872697
I think that we may see one or two turns of Pumpkinseed IIs level mechs, maybe some Knights even, some heavy armed bluegills, and maybe two or three special customs mechs.
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>>872717
There will likely be a bevy of lesser machines too. Wouldn't be surprised to see standard harpies, bluegills, and even some martian machines as well.
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>>872765
At least we can get our rank and file grunts from these people. We do have a couple of ships to fill out
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>>872648
Akai Inazuma is now lending her help and technical muchkinnery experince to you? Do you want help with something?

First thing to do is to get rid of the threads system and custom it to thrusters, as the battle is most probably of happening in space.

Secondly, it will be very expensive to do a fast mech when you are so slow... So maybe you shouldn't do that as there isn't much points left to you.

Thirdly, what are ou doing with your armament? They aren't bad per se, but in this situation the Lance is ineffective when compared to the mostly high damage weapons used by the duel mechs here... And the cannon is too short ranged to deal with any of the faster mechs.

Also, the shield is good, but the -2DA will possible make you have a hard time of trying to block anything, as most mechs are -2 and -3 MV, while you receive -6 when trying to block...And thats assuming that you are at least planning on using weight efficiency to turn your weight down to 4x tons!
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how would a weapon like the Altstein's pile bunker work? crosslinked lance with AP that allows the shot impact to go through armour as well?
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>>872796
i was planing on making the head lighter, the armour lighter loosing the treds and maybe going for a small shield. and there's always pods for more thrusters
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>>872765
Harpies? Seriously?
I mean, i really thought about making a Harpy Custom to see how far can you can go with it... But if anything under 100CP shows up against one of our more "exotic" mechs, this will probably be a massacre.

>>872409
Wong, if you want you can use my alternatives designs too, i have no problem about having other players wrecking them if you think that it would be cool.
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>>872801
Oddly enough, a quick armor piercing weapon mounted in the servo could work. 1 hit from stab, 2 hit from the explosive stab.
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>>872863
for the knight it would be in the lance
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>>872860
weak or not, harpies are some of the cheaper mechs to get ahold of. With the fee being money or the mech, junkers, small timers, and scavvies would likely roll up in their machines as well. Not like they'd have a clue what the competition would bring.
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"I suppose this is the last time we'll see each other, so goodbye girls. It's a shame, I kind of wouldn't mind being taken prisoner by cute maids." Garret sighs, as the two of you cut comms.

You open up a paint program on your PC and open up vidcomms to Simon, writing 'Land NOW' on your screen and showing it to him. He does as you ask, 'KEEP IT CASUAL, DON'T MOVE, DON'T REACT' you continue.

It doesn't take long for you and Garret to get into your power armor and climb into the torso storage compartment of Simon's Pumpkinseed II. It is, however, a tremendously uncomfortable ride, the two of you bouncing around like marbles unless you cling to Simon's surprising number of possessions.

"Did you know he plays piano?" Garret's helmet flashlight shines into your eyes, momentarily blinding you before you smack him and turn his head away. He's holding a large book in his hands.

"He's learning, at least. Good for him. You think Nedermeyer's teaching him?" You ask.

He shakes his head, "I don't think so, but Simon's a pretty private guy. He doesn't talk about family much, except that his foster mom started drinking after his foster dad died and is apparently some kind of pervert."

"Really? You should get to know her, she sounds like your kind of girl." You comment, feeling the Pumpkinseed II slowing down.

He snickers, "I would have said the same thing about you, before you got all twitterpated with your blonde artist girl. So, is this just a wartime thing, or are you two serious?"

"We're serious." You smile behind your helmet, "She's the absolute best."

"Attaboy." Garret claps you on the shoulder, "So, uh, Marilyn, what about her?"

"We're just friends. She's a good fishing buddy." You quip.

"Uh-huh, mind teaching me how to fish? I was just thinking, there's not many girls like her around. Even on Qu'lir." You hear something you're not used to hearing in Garret's voice. Seriousness.

"Yeah, sure, any time you want, but only if you're serious about it." You reply.

"Great! Because I'd like to get to know her better." A sudden thump shakes the mech and sends you two rolling into each other, "I think we landed. Let's shut up for a while."

The two of you wait quietly, hearing the sound of Simon's liftwire descending and the other mecha in your group landing nearby. There's a chatter of feminine voices, very muffled, then silence. The silence stretches on, and on.

"Amos, your sword is poking me. At least, I hope it's your sword, otherwise I feel sorry for Miss Gaunt." Garret grumbles.

"Sorry." You shift around until your weapon isn't prodding him anymore, "Give it five more minutes, then we go."

[Continued]
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>>872828
>Head
It would change the frame... But i think that Wong doesn't care if its not a major change, i don't see much advantage of doing that if you aren't mounting your sensor in your torso, but you may be betting on the act that people will go for the kill and ignore your head anyways.
>Lighter Armor
I think that one of the main traits of the Knights is their Tankish nature... Are you planning to play on that? Interesting choice, how far are you going to go?
>Small Shield
In game terms, the size of the shield is determined by its DA... But it seems that Wong has disregarded that, so i should warn you that a shield with less kills is probably still going to at least have you taking armor abaltion in your arm(if you go against the high damage weapons) or going down VERY fast (if you go against ablating guys that throws 8 attacks per round.

Hey, avalon has betta armor too, so you could try that if you want, but i don't know if it will help much.
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>>872969
i thought Mr.Wong said no betta armour. as for the head, I always found that it need to be super tough or just there to store your main sensors
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Garret doesn't like silence much, "So, real Starwind or fake Starwind, who would win?"

"The fangirls." You quip again.

Garret snorts, "Asshole. No, who would seriously win?"

"Real Black Ogre." You say without hesitation.

He whistles, "That bad, huh? Fake Black Ogre was a goddamn beast, I saw you champing that thing and you still got wrecked."

"When we have our real SOUL machines, things will be different." You promise.

"I hope so. Mine needs one of those...one of those fancy A-Particle shields that covers the whole mech." He grumbles.

"Gats and a shield? Didn't one of the older machines have that?" You comment innocently.

He stares incredulously at you, or at least you assume he is, "Get out of here."

"You really didn't know? S-Fugu or something, Irina was doing some designing on her PC while I was rubbing her back, I saw it. It looked really goofy." You check your chronometer.

He peers over to look at it, "Not as goofy as your head, melon boy. Alright, let's blow this pop stand." He tugs the emergency release lever, and the storage compartment hisses open.

"What does that expression even mean?" You ask, securing a loop of emergency rope and throwing it out.

"I don't think anybody knows, Amos." Garret tests the knots you tied before shimmying down the rope with his oversized sniper rifle slung over his shoulder. It's too tactical for your tastes, he's modified it way too much for your liking.

You follow him down, peering around for any signs of guards. Funny, you've never seen the mechbay this empty before.

"Alright fearless leader, where to?" Garret grins, checking his rifle, "This would be a lot easier with some tranq rounds, all I have is my regular plinking ammo."

>[The armory for tranq rounds]
>[The brig]
>[The bridge]
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>>873037
>>[The armory for tranq rounds]
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>>873037
>>[The armory for tranq rounds]
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>>873037
>[The armory for tranq rounds]
But if we have any explosives, we should have one of us rig the paladin core to blow. No matter what, the Paladin's mecha isn't coming out of here in reasonable condition.
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>>873037
>[The brig]
Gotta make sure the prisoners are still there Maria getting out is going to fuck us up massively in the long run
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>>873060
This
>>873037
>[The armory for tranq rounds]
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>>873060
>>873037
Also, if we had access to NANOMACHINES SON, we could create a FOXDIE virus coded to the lady (and Naomi, admittedly). Wreck her paladin, let her be rescued and odds are that she'll be returned to the lady for a new paladin. Cue the lady dieing, and VICTORY.
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>>873037
Armory. Tranq rounds will make things easier and non violent. Not to mention a lot quieter.
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Consensus is the armory, game continues in an hour so Wong can eat. Apologies for the delays, as always computer trouble is a bitch.
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>>872881
then you are looking at a 12 CP weapon for that part. Gonna keep it as a one hander mated weapon?
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>>873305
yep. and adding AP to the lance doubles the cost so all together it's 38 CP I think
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How many entries are there at this point?
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>>873328
Not when it comes to mated weapons. Simple rule for them. Take the two weapons, put their CP together, and multiply it by 0.66 off the top of my head. Thats how many spaces they take up.
>>873340
Active? I think 8-10.
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>>873340
Loggerhead here
mines half finished, because i can't commit to a build yet.
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>>873355
Armored core build is maybe a quarter done, last week of class, so maybe i can put some effort into it
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>>873355
Also nice dub dubs
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>>873340
Mine is close, just need to hammer out the propulsion, and a name
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“We're going to the armory, then.” You decide, your voice sounding crackly and dissonant through the power armor's speakers, “Get you some tranquilizer rounds. Until then, let me handle this.”

Garret looks at you blankly. Of course, he can't help but look at you blankly, the gas mask visor of his power armor shows no expression, but this is even more blank than usual, “Why don't we just shoot them?”

You shake your head, “That's bad PR, and if we kill them all, we won't know who else they're colluding with...and something about all of this bothers me.”

He nods, as you two set off across the mechbay, “Yeah, me too. How do a bunch of provincials like this know about a famous space pirate light-years away? More importantly, how do they know our procedures for dealing with him?”

“That's what we're going to find out.” You start, and are about to palm the door to leave the Cicero's mechbay when Garret grabs you and pulls you behind a stack of barrels full of industrial lubricant, holding his hand up for silence.

There's a hiss of the door opening, and a pair of Qu'liri girls saunter inside, holding those homemade-looking ceramic guns.

>[Engage]
>[Try sneaking past]
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>>873534
>>[Try sneaking past]
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>>873534
>>[Try sneaking past]
Can't let them not report back
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>>873551
>>873547
we did close the storage hatch right?
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