Welcome back, space pirates, to the seventieth installment of Mecha Space Pirate Quest. Seventy threads. It boggles the mind! At any rate, I'm the man known as Wong, and today you are the legendary Pirate Admiral Roarke Susan Starwind of the Iron Kestrels. Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Mecha+Space+Pirate+Quest%2C+Collective+Game%2C+mechahttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Mecha%20Space%20Pirate%20QuestMaster Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/sSHs0QmFUpgrade Menu: http://pastebin.com/QQQzkFZeList of Moves: http://pastebin.com/HSdyCe2yRogues' Gallery: http://pastebin.com/E9ZcDLfGBrazilia's Kawaii Space Jam Gallery: http://pastebin.com/pZtRmbWSLast time, Keith got some measure of comeuppance, it turned out that there are far more Fleurs than the galaxy really needs, and Lieutenant Wedge (following a brisk few rounds in the sims) was preparing to be utterly showered with fruit salad at a long and boring awards ceremony with Fairchild hovering nearby to hoover up as much credit as possible. Thank goodness you aren't him right now.
>>957157AWAKEN MY KESTRELS!
>>957157Oh thank sweet baby Horus, we back being the Dread Void Pirate Roarke.
There's not really any such thing as morning in space, but it's an early one by your standards. At least you have your morning coffee. Miles is out looking for juicy targets to raid, forcing you to spend more time doing actual productive work until she gets back, and you've just completed a tour of Suleimans 2, 3, and 4. You can't help feeling like they were a little more excited to see Fatima than you, but the fact that you're something of a hero to anyone who had a good reason to want to see a Paladin lose or the Green Skulls die in the cold void of space seemed to help. You had fun, in a low-key kind of way you're not used to. You sat down and spent an hour or two talking to a little boy about what it's like flying a Harpy compared to a Bluegill, you sparred with the strongest man on Suleiman 3 and won handily, but most importantly...you found a solution to your orphan problem. Namely, a man Richard put you in touch with, one Maxwell Hammer. He runs an orphanage on Suleiman 4, and you're hoping he can give you some insight into dealing with semi-feral children.Right now, though, you're in one of the Rhinehawk's lounges, reviewing a report of a problem in the targeting system of one of the CIWS turrets. Apparently it's off by 0.6 degrees, “It's not a problem, but next time bring it to my attention immediately.” You smile, and sign off on the work order, authorizing your technicians to buy any replacement parts they need next time you're on Auditorium or California Station. “Zzzzphhw.” Clemmy chimes in, asleep and resting on the couch beside you with her head on your lap.JNN is on, one of the somewhat interchangeable pretty blondes they employ chattering her way through a story, “...Recent terrorist attacks on Europa have been conclusively linked to Avalon, although the rebel nation still has yet to take credit for the dozen cowardly bombings at primary Europan colonies. The locations seem to have been targets of opportunity, shuttleports, civilian residences, museums, and factories have all been attacked. The perpetrators remain at large.”[Continued]
As the technician leaves with the work order, the new kid from SOUL walks in, sipping coffee from a space-compatible thermos. He carries himself well, and even though he doesn't have the same fighting edge he did the first time you met, his combat performance on 16-Psyche impressed you. Apparently Miles and Clemmy both have taken a shine to him, “Good morning, Caesar.”He brings his feet sharply together, and flashes a perfect parade-ground salute, “Good morning Admiral, sir! Heinrich Merrow reporting for duty!” He speaks a little too fast, stumbling over his words slightly.You frantically gesture for him to keep his voice down, indicating the girl nestled against you. He winces and covers his mouth, then smiles awkwardly, adjusting his glasses, “I'll never get over seeing her like that.” He nods at Clemmy.“Like what?” You ask quietly, as the blonde woman stirs, her head resting against your thighs.The kid smiles, “W-well, normal, I guess. Happy. It's kind of funny, back on the ships I used to serve on everyone was so scared of her. I was too, at first, she beat me up the first time we met.”You raise one eyebrow, “She almost did that to me too. I think that just means she likes you.”[Continued]
>>957205>“She almost did that to me too. I think that just means she likes you.”I do hear that cats headbutt people they like, and Clemmy certainly has the personality of one.
>>957205Oh, random note, I gathered some of the mecha that we've fought that haven't made it into the rogue's gallery. Mind putting them in before you forget?http://pastebin.com/LsnpqE7Y
>>957231Good hustle anon
Caesar adjusts his glasses again, “It's a nice sentiment, sir, but her personnel file disagrees. She's beaten up even more UJCIDF personnel than you have. Still, I got to see her when she was happy more than most people, I guess because she was talking about you. I don't think I ever really thanked you for that.”“Roarkey, wait up~! I can't run very well in this dress~” Clemmy mutters to herself, practically purring from her dreams, “We won't be late to the ball if we take the shortcut~”“You don't have to, just knowing she had a friend is enough.” You demur, idly petting her hair, "I should be thanking you for that instead."“...Sources from the UJCIDF's intelligence division reveal that the materials for these bombs likely came from the recent Avalonian raid on the base at 10-Cleo. Survivors reveal that at least two Pangasius-class cruisers were stolen, along with a trio of transports and all weapons aboard. Explosion patterns were consistent with what would be expected from repurposed mecha-based rocket platforms that would have been stored aboard these vessels...” The news drones on, “Officials suspect that Avalonian agents infiltrated Europa individually, and urge Jovian citizens to be on guard and report any suspicious behavior.” The news drones on. Clemmy nuzzles cutely against your leg, “Ah~ Come back here Dio, you little scamp, we have to comb your hair before papa gets home~” She mutters, still talking in her sleep.“Hey, Caesar, you know you don't have to fly on any of our raids, right? I know you're only here to get your girlfriend back, and I respect that.” You sip your coffee.The kid shakes his head, “No, I'll pull my weight. Flying's the only thing I'm good at, and I want to make myself useful.” [Continued]
so, what do suleiman 2 3 and 4 do any ways? because even one place dedicated to only farming would be just the best of things.
>>957259>"Hmmm... So, how is karen doing with the "Kaiserswordfish"? Are you really okay with this name?"Also, i don't believe that Avalon would do that, doesn't really seem like their style... And they just captured 5 ships full of weapons with no difficulties or damage on them? This looks a lot more like Fairchild simply send people to do that in her name.
>>957290she does need a black ops unit. probably going to send them to be either the new green skulls or raid our ships
>>957297I wonder how a UJCIDF "Avalon Parody" looks like... What if they are worse than our weeaboos? And use "Neon-Knights" or something?
>>957285Well suleiman 1 was a mining production colony. Chances are there are some factories, farms, and the like there as well.>>957290Honestly, while Fairchild is a possibility, I think this is a anything goes scenario. A new budding pirate band, SOUL, or Avalon using whatever they can grab for their fleet. They do have a ton of new pilots who need new machines that aren't harpies.
>>957312fairchild will probably fill it with a bunch of sickos and jesus wannabes>>957319of course it could just be something different, like avalon does kinda need to know how to space instead of planet. gravity has weighed down there souls
>>957319Man, Pirates have no reason to just bomb thing away, pirates focus on robbing, not destroying things... And Exploding museums? Seriously? Do this look like something Avalon would do?Why would the "honorable chivalry" guys would even consider to pratice terrorism against museums and civilians?Its so obviously Fairchild... Unless there is someone even worse at this game than her.
>>957339Well.. yeah. Pirates can be extremists as well ya know. Somali and the like. There is also the fact that they could be fore particular reasons. Supplies, resources, data, maybe some relics or ancient machines they can use. The Duke has no home port right now and they have an influx of supporters. They need food and supplies badly and it's not going to get easier.
He looks nervous, as if he has something more to say, so you wait him out. It pays off, “You're still a lot more normal than I expected in person. None of my friends would believe me if I told them you look rumpled in the mornings and chug coffee every time you get through a warp gate.”You shrug, “I'm just a man, I don't pretend to be anything else.”“This is a list of the victims, along with holos of them from when they were still alive. Now, some experts believe that the killings are random, but Professor Andrew Northberg of the UJCIDF Military Academy, Colony 17, and frequent contributor to JNN Morning Sunshine, has penned a truly scathing editorial on the subject. Although the language is a bit...” The newsgirl coughs demurely, “...colorful, he raises the point that the families of six brave Bluegill veterans, heroes who died bravely fighting the minions of Avalon on 16-Psyche, perished in the blasts and believes they were deliberately targeted to have a demoralizing effect on the Jovian citizenry.” She looks seriously at the camera, “Truly, General Fairchild's words were apt when she called Avalon 'unprecedented in their devotion to terrorist tactics'. According to survivors of the Cleo base, they are even willing to arm children...CHILDREN...to fight for them!" Her voice goes from mildly heated but still professional to passionately strident, "Too bad for them, Jovian citizens are unprecedented in grit and the rugged drive to succeed. If any of them are listening to this broadcast, know this. We will never stop fighting you. We will never bow to your Lady. No matter how many of our innocent civilians you attack, we will resist you!”A crewwoman in a blue headscarf and large shades...you assume from the scarf that she's one of your Martian recruits, stares up at the screen, her coffee forgotten in her hand, “Zey would not!” She scoffs abruptly, her accent coming through quite strongly. She remembers her coffee, throwing it down and stomping her foot with zeal, “Dishonorable! Barbarique! Savage! Le Duc would NOT!” Her thermos floats downward in the zero-gravity environment of space, and bumps off the edge of the counter at an angle, wobbling end over end as it flies towards you.Damn it, you thought you left her on Auditorium!“Avalonian spy!” Caesar calls out, reaching for the shortsword on his belt. The Butcher's eyes open a fraction.[Continued]
Soo how long do we think we got before Karen starts raging over the Avalonians using a fake Black Ogre?
>>957339dude there is literally space hitler(the one zabi we've yet to see) and we don't even know were the fuck gendo went if he didn't fuck up and die.
>>957356oh holy shit this is fucking hilarious
>>957356Great timing Lori>>957339You know nothing about pirates. Roarke is by far atypical for a pirate. They usually just smash everything, kill people, and steal everything not nailed down. And stop spending every minute shilling for Avalon they aren't some perfect knights who didn do nuttin.
>>957356Nevermind, coverup operation designed to silence families while looking like the good guys. Bloody hell, she even used missiles.
>>957290It's actually the K-Swordfish, and the K actually stands for Karen. She thinks it's particularly clever because it's also a valid shortening of "King Swordfish", its title from the War.
>>957373don't forget the rape!
>>957377that's just great. i love it.
>>957373I've never said they were perfect, it just don't look like their style of doing things.>>957355Exploding things and not robbing anything or trying to get money with scare tactic sounds very strange for pirates, they are literally just wasting ammo on random people.
>>957285Predominantly asteroid mining, but they also farm and have minor mech-production capabilities that will get better over time.
>>957388especially if we give them some good stuff to help.
>>957386Every single time Avalon ever does anything you defend them despite whatever happens and try and get everyone to play nice with them
>>957386>it just don't look like their style of doing thingsMaybe not the knights, but we do know that Avalon is willing to be underhanded instead of chivalrous 100%, as demonstrated by the catgirl infiltration of the Cicero.
>>957388Neat. Are they at a stage in their industrial and economic development where more is produced by them than is put into them, or are they still largely foundling colonies?
>>957357Soon enough, pretty sure we know where they got the specs for it though
>>957373This statement is hilarious to me because I know exactly how much nuttin Avalon dindu. I assure you, both sides have done some real shit. Some real shit.
>>957393>>957394he's not entirely long thoughBUT the actual avalon leader there wanted to smack her in the face and then probably kill her.
>>957356Yup, that's Bethany's team alright. She's apparently Fairchild's hidden trump and cleanup crew after SOUL B's fuckups.
>>957406we just haven't seen avolon do any bad things yet. i don't think they haven't, it's just that we've seen worse with the jovians
>>957407He wasn't the leader, another Avalonian organized the whole thing, he's just a pawn like how Amos is
>>957426I MEANT the other one i forget the name ofhe just wanted to scold her, probably not give any milk for a week or something
>>957184>>957259>terroristsWell, now we know how Fairchild went about silencing those families. This might be the most legitimately angry I've been in this quest. Probably using those ships to build up the black section of SOUL, as well.When do we gut her, again?
>>957403They were set up several decades ago by Fatima's father, who was aggrieved by the general working conditions on some of his competitors' colonies and wanted to make his mines into actual thriving communities. He poured a vast sum of his fortune into it, but they pay off now. The Sheikh was an extremely well-liked man.
>>957436To be fair, that might be a legit Avalonian raid used as a cover.
>>957426I was gonna say thunder this is either Fairchild or Avalon But i highly fucking doubt it was the Avalons in system since they don't have the resources to do it, they have what 3 ships possibly less. and this really sounds like fairchild trying to hide evidence of naomi being green and her nieces fuckup.
>>957436okay i just got this. i realy hope we get to punch sometime. im pissed right now.
You shake your head, planning to catch the thermos when it gets close enough, “No, no she isn't.” You explain. Although she was supposed to stay on Auditorium. In fact, you're sure you left her on Auditorium. The mug floats closer, almost within arm's reach...and in a blur of black, Clemmy's belt-sword whips through it, cutting it in half. Hot coffee splashes the former Lieutenant's arm, face, and chest. She shrieks, awakened fully from her dreams by rage and pain. Before you can process what just happened, she's out of your lap and in a fighting stance. Loriette, too, pulls out a rather standard monosword of curved Martian make, not her usual one.“You...you little bitch...” Clemmy's shoulders shake with rage, “You're dead now. Even if you hadn't tried to sneak on board my lovely fiance's ship to escape. Even if you hadn't stolen a weapon. Even if you hadn't caused trouble when Roarke and I are being lovey-dovey! Even, even, EVEN EVEN EVEN IF YOU HADN'T THROWN HOT COFFEE ON ME I'D STILL KILL YOU! YOU INTERRUPTED MY DREAM! ONCE THAT HAPPENS, YOU CAN'T EVER FIND IT AGAIN!” Her eyes blaze, the tip of her sword gleaming as the shoves Caesar aside with her free hand, “You're stealing my happiness! Stealing it!” She looks from you to Caesar, then snarls anew at Loriette, “AND MY DARLING AND MY STUDENT WERE BONDING! HOW DARE YOU SPOIL THAT PRECIOUS MOMENT!?”Loriette isn't deterred in the slightest, pointing her sword at Clemmy, “NON! You shall NOT shout your foul imprecations at me today! How dare you, Gas Knight!? How dare your news lie most filthily about le Duc!? Even though he is a Rothschild, he is a Paladin of Avalon! He is a hero! Even where he may not be trusted in le internal politics of Avalon for le views he has, never would he condone le slaughter of peasants for no gain! Dog of Jupiter, answer for the crimes of your people, or in the name of the Lady I shall stop being the good girl for mon Rowarc and smite you for your perfidy!”>[Grab Loriette]>[Grab Clemmy]>[Grab them both, with a decreased chance of success]>[Let them fight it out]>[Try verbal conflict resolution skills instead]
>>957442Neat, this no doubt contributes to Fatima's popularity.
>>957393Nah, this time i was just trying to bet on Fairchild to see if i was right before it was revealed.And i just dislike the jovians more, i don't think that Avalon is perfect, but they are still more "honorable" than the jovians(even in a retarded way sometimes).For me, there is no one worth of fully-defending here, not even Roarke.There are no Heroes here, only criminals of different styles.... But thats is pretty normal for humanity.>>957394I was talking about the Knights and such this time, as they are the only "faction" inside this system... There could be dissidents, but that is not much probable.>>957426>>957435There was a Count who organized the infiltration plan, probably because "Jovians have no honor so we shouldn't play nice with them".But seriously, as Wong said in >>957406 Everyone here is EVIL, there is good people in both sides, and bad people too, but if you look at the big picture, you will have reasons for attacking anybody....Including Roarke, as he litteraly robs pacific random people just for being near him.>(Fatima dindu nuttin)
>>957442how much money would we to put a star ship drydock on one of those anyways? do we have enough or do we need to steal one?
>>957448Possible, but I doubt it. Fairchild had much more to gain by ensuring those families died. But I've just come to expect nothing but war crimes from her, so maybe it's actually legit.
>>957452She admited that was going to kill the bluegill veterans families last session, man, it is Fairchild, CONFIRMED.
>>957454As much as they should fight it out and get it over with, it should really not be happening when clammy has a weapon. Any weapon. So>[Grab Clemmy]
>>957454>>[Grab Clemmy]>>[Try verbal conflict resolution skills instead]
>>957454Well, let us roll, hehehe.[Try verbal conflict resolution skills instead]I mean, it's not like anything has gone horribly wrong yet, riiggghhhttt?
>>957452Its is Fairchild no doubt, what I'm complaining about is how Brazil hand waves everything they do and just defends everything about them
>>957463No, I mean that the Avalonians actually stole the stuff, but that Fairchild used explosives for a separate source and just blamed it on the legit Avalonians.
>>957466i am aware but i was too lazy to actually find and link the post, it is 2 a,m here so i hoped some logic would defuse the tension
>>957454Verbal conflict resolution, make it quite clear that you won't put up with the two of them fighting on your ship.
>>957454>[Try verbal conflict resolution skills instead]>"The first person to draw blood gets latrine duty for a week. And not my latrine, the hangar maintenance crew break room latrine."
>>957482Ahhh... That's definitely more possible. I just really would not put anything past her, and it seems like a golden opportunity to kill three birds with one stone.
>>957485nononono not that thats rudeexplain and de escalate the situation as a hole
>>957454>>[Grab them both, with a decreased chance of success]>Punish them both for a weekThats it time for discipline
>>957478It is Brazil dude no offense brazil i like ya but your a bit daft,
>>957455And Roarke's. The Martian media had no idea how to spin this and let it essentially speak for itself. The fact that Roarke personally came to Mars, beat Rashad to a pulp, handed him over to the authorities, then killed him when he escaped and pursued, plays very, very well among your Average Amirs. Roarke still isn't a Muslim and is still a space pirate, so it's not as if the Martians are building a palace for him or anything, but they wouldn't treat him like a common criminal. He's even more popular on the Suleiman colonies, which have Jovian, Martian, and Belt-born workers and thus him being an Ionian non-Muslim is even less of a big deal.
>>957495dude no, neither are really in the right state of mind for that
>>957454>[Try verbal conflict resolution skills instead]If it fail:>[Grab them both, with a decreased chance of success]>"Do you think that killing each other will make me happy somehow? Are you accusing me of being some kind of edgelord Greenskull to actually get off with this non-sense?"
>>957505Its annoying as shit to read every single thread. >>957508They have to be punished they aren't going to learn anyother way
>>957507So how hard would it be to tow them to Auditorium?
Lori for Space-Christ's sake get a hold on your impotent rage. At least when Roarke gets rip-shit mad he does something about it. The very least you should control your frothing anger and not let it break your cover like a complete amateur. Clemmy gets a pass for being legitimately fucking psycho. Also because hugs will calm her down. Lori really does need some constructive criticism on why yelling at literally everything someone says she doesn't agree with if pants-on-head retarded.
>>957507seriously tough if we can get marsian support we can make the martian our allies in independence.also what does there leader look like any ways?
>>957477You would get to roll once the decision is reached. It's effectively a Pin maneuver aimed at the sword-arm. Choose Clemmy, you spend two actions trying to grab her arm. Choose Loriette, you spend two actions trying to grab her. Choose both, you get one roll per girl.
>>957522there not children we need to dictate either
>>957532Our wives behave like children a lot
Alright, Brazil, 6th version here. Honestly, I dunno how you got 84.8 CP on frame, armor, and options when I always get around 76-78 CP when I was adding up myself, but apparently, you know how to add better than I do.But here it is. Lowered some servos and took out beam pistols for some melee weapons. The beam pistols were meant to be for close quarters, but I see that the range wouldn't be enough.Here it is. http://pastebin.com/T7H6Us9r
>>957454>>[Try verbal conflict resolution skills instead]Right then, using logical and a show of restraint before handling things. First off, the news likely does not have the whole situation. Propaganda is a good tool and it could just as well be extremists or some idiot who decided to prove a point. Either way, Lori, you should know better than to sneak onto someone's ship, especially with recent events. Clemmy, I heard a bit of your dream. No worries, we'll make it true soon enough. Now let's calm down and talk like adults in front of the teenager. Then give Clemmy some head pats and help clean her off.
>>957523How patient are you and/or do you have a gate large enough for a fully assembled colony?
>>957537We can't be easy on Clemmy and hard on Lori here. We have to be fair and unbiased in what we say.
>>957534sadly space madness has infected themmore in clemmys case thoughat least rourke's is being obsessed with punching peopleand karens with being a mecha maniac
>>957478>>957505Because we mostly see things from a jovian perspective of "FILTHY GREENMAN LOVERS REEEEEEEE" and tend to always assume moral superiority because of this.But i seriously disagree.Because i think that the jovians are equally bad if not worse than the Avalonians, even if i don't really like Avalon.And if you are going to accuse me of being daft for pointing the obvious after Fairchild have explictly pointed that she would kill the families of the guys involved in the Naomi incident.. Please point other episodes where i acted in a stupid manner and then we can begin discussing from that.
>>957528Hmm.. pins are +1s, 2 luck for each should make them safe bets with our current hand to hand. If we are positioned right, might given them penalties and make parrying a bit easier.
>>957546Karen is a complete womanchild though and Roarke almost worships a culture that would be like someone now acting like a medieval peasant
>>957543yes, while not mensching how it would make us sad because that's just kinda wierd with lori here she's not a (official) member of the harem.and it sound creepy
>>957534>>957546I'd say it also comes at least partially from being ace pilots. Sometimes the rivalries are friendly, sometimes you're on opposites sides of a war trying to protect your husbando from a hussy who will clearly break his heart and sell him out to her vile and sinister superiors.
>>957550yes, but at least those things can be blamed on our upbringing and not on literal insanity.like almost every one we meet is kinda insane.except for fairchild of course, she completely (in)sane :)
>>957536It was because Wong ruled Interservo link as costing 6CP.>>957541Is this still oficial for linking handheld weapons?
>>957549+0, actually. I thought it was +1 too until I double-checked the corebook.
>>957454>Grab Clemmy.Better spend effort on the deadly one.
>>957558so ace's are more susceptible to space madness? or does the space madness make them so good?also is space madness a actual thing here or is it just a joke?
>>957564Interservo melee links cost more than interservo ranged links, or are you talking about something else?
>>957560>Not insanity Come on now anon>>957567Lori's stats are about the same if I remember right
>>957572So, how much does ranged interservo costs? I don't want to begin another "Interservo War"...
>>957568Actual thing. All Space Pirate Captains are afflicted with it. Their Lieutenants are almost as crazy as they are, and we know most of them are aces with at least +17 to their piloting skills.
>>957576Clemmy has no breaker and might go too far.
>>957586so that's how it spreads the higher you go the more infected you get. a damn shame that.
>>957597Unless your name is Master Asia. Then you're just really, really fucking good. And a sad old man.
>>957603he's the one to cause him. he's case 0
>>957564Ah, forgot the Target Analyzer in my calculations. I'm an idiot. Eh, got rid of that now.Again, the ATM is weird with that. Page 13 and 14 of the ATM state that Interservo Melee Links are 4 CP if you are going to Cross-Link them and if you're not, you spend 3.But I'll defer to you.
>>957568Pilots, even in our modern Air Force, have tremendous egos and a weakness for the kind of complexes that develop when you're piloting a billion-dollar ultrafast death machine. Now imagine how that could potentially be even worse in a mech.Now remember that both of these women are the best of the best of the best for their respective teams, and both of them have significant traumas in their past. As for space madness, both. It does actually exist, caused by isolation and the unbalancing effects of space's infinite, directionless emptiness, and as a matter of fact Clemmy does (or did) have it. Loriette doesn't have that, but what she DOES have is a social system that tells her Clemmy is her natural and social inferior and shouldn't address her without bowing and calling her "your grace". On Avalon it would be Roarke's duty to punish Clemmy for her rudeness to a visiting Countess, by the way, Lori had to specifically ask to find out that, yes, she could challenge Roarke's wives to duels because they're considered full-people and not serfs.
>>957617Oh, I think I get why it's 6 CP for Interservo Melee.2 for Interservo Link + 4 for Melee. At least, that's my understanding now after reading it a bit more.
>>957621maby we should mention that pretty much every one here and not on avalon is king of there own seperate shit mountain
>>957578It's in the ATM, or it should be.
>>957633If she didn't know that by now she wouldn't have drawn her sword, and would have just demanded you do something to restrain Clemmy. Dueling peasants is beneath the dignity of a Paladin.
>post yfw Clemmy cuts Lori's leg and everything goes to hell
>>957655Of topic, but have you finished up the new upgrade pastebin?
You've chosen to try talking things out. Give me a 1d10+16, and specify how much Luck you're spending if any.Yes, I'm letting you use your Seduction score instead of Fast Talk & Persuasion, but that's because you're dealing with two women that had natural 10 Seduction rolls hit them the first time they met Roarke.
>>957658>>957633nah, this was jupiter before THOSE FILTHY STATISTS RUINED IT WITH THEIR ROAD AND TAXES REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Rolled 1 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>957670
Rolled 5 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>957670Rolling with 2 luck
Rolled 2 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>957670Spend 4 luck
>>957660No, things have really been rather busy for me lately, and the fact that I regularly run three nights in a row doesn't help. The Kaiser is already being upgraded with the first of its new drones, though.
>>957670"can we just calm down and talk this out like goddamn adults please?"DO not use any creepy "it would make me sad" comment's please, it's just so creepy man
>>957670Thunder, darling, would you kindly...?
Rolled 1 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>957670Add 2 Luck. Still should've grab Clemmy IMHO.
Rolled 4 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>957670Lets maybe spend 2. Ladies be vicious, and they both have the ability to slice up just about any average combatant.
>>957682spend 4 luck please god!
>>957686Thunder, I'd be willing to loan out a Flamewuffen when you want to start purging.
>>957683No problem take your time, just curiousGuys its first roll only on this
With the expenditure of four luck, you can make them stop and listen for long enough to get a quick point across.You'd be advised to make what you say very good, it determines the DC of your next roll.
>>957679Why the hell does this keep happening. Some random bloke with no stake in here shows up, rolls a 1 and messes everything up by not spending any luck or saying a damn thing. Can we at least use the plus 2 luck? Because bloody hel that seemed to be the majority.
>>957687It's true that sometimes talking things out is just the wrong course of action.
>>957710...I'm tempted to distract Lori by mentioning our relationship to Berenger. Derail her train of thought. Sorta a "both sides have good and bad people, that's the way nations work"
>>957725Roarke is related to Duchess Carnegie's mech?
>>957710>Look I'm completely sick of this shit. Clemmy stop antagonizing her. Lori stop sneaking on my ship and taking fault with everyone hating on your faction. So your both getting punished, Lori your getting sent back to auditorium and staying their. Clemmy, no more sleeping together for the next week.Time to be stern they won't understand any other way
>>957710Right then. First order of business: 1, it's very early in the morning for honor matches and hot coffee does not help. Grab some cloth and help clean Clemmy off. Get some ice or something to ease the burn too. 2; As is, the media is going to be dishonest for the most part, but the fact they left with two big ships and a load of weapons is something to think about. Could grab them for answers and loot once we have a lead. Either way, Showing up on the ship without permission after what has happened recently is poor form lori, I would like to hear an explanation for it. Finally, we heard some of your dreams Clemmy. May take a bit but we can see what we can do about that Ball and a certain.. Dio was it?
>>957732Should also maybe mention that the coffee was an accident. Lori didn't throw it at Clemmy. Clemmy cut the thermos in half in her sleep. Which is pretty impressive. I agree they should be put on time out though.
>>957732Yesh, that is way too tough considering what happened. As is, I want to hear the why for it and with how close Clemmy is to us, that is torturous. We need to be stern yes, but not like that and it will not help the situation because they will just blame one another.
>>957758We've tried being nice and patient and this keeps happening. We even warned Clemmy about punishing her if she did this again. You have to be stern if you want to correct a problem
If we were there, we should point out that we were there. And make Lori think who seems the more trustworthy of accounts: us or the piece of news that just came in to shit on people. Clemmy's acting like it's the end of the world when it isn't: there'll be more chances, and so remind her of that.
>>957763There is stern and then there is jumping straight to the punishment. Clemmy was just woken up after hearing Avalonian spy and getting hot coffee sprayed on her. Yes she is going to be bloody pissed ESPECIALLY AFTER WE FACED AN ASSASSIN. Normal circumstances if that WAS a spy, this would be good. Problem is she needs to calm down. If we push sternly from the start all it will do is make things worse. We can be stern and understanding of the situation since this is indeed an accident.Lori we need an explanation from because it makes sense that we should know why and just pushing her away won't work because we have no information so there may actually be a reason for it.Either way we need to explain things to Caesar because this is going to get complicated no matter what.
>>957784This isn't the first time Clemmy has fought with the other girls. And even sure this was an accident but that doesn't excuse the way she's acting. We said last time we would punish her and we have to stick by our word
>>957732Slight Tweak.>Enough! Lori, you're supposed to be a guest at the Auditorium. Not sneaking aboard a warship. If you wish to continue being treated like one, you should start respecting my wishes. Clemmy, you aren't off the hook either. You know who she is, that doesn't mean you can lob her head off. >Since you aren't returning my respect, Lori, you'll be confined in the brig until we return to the Auditorium. Clemmy, you'll be her guard since you don't trust me enough to watch over her.
>>957796Except Lori is not one of ours. She might be in the future but she is not right now. She is a prisoner, one whom can very well help get naomi back so her safety is important. As for attitude, get coffee spilt on you and awaken by something you aren't fond of while enjoying your dream and try to be calm and collected. Bloody hell, I have seen people curse and swear bloody vengence because I wake them a half hour early. The fact she isn't gutting her is a miracle.
>>957818Doesn't really punish Clemmy at all, she would enjoy it since it puts her in charge of Lori
>>957818No, with this you would be giving a prize to Clemmy for overeacting after slicing coffe to her own face.Confine Lori to a room for the time being and promise her that you will give her a stern talking to for being childish to the point of screaming at a tv and acting shady after we trusted her to be able to walk freely through auditorium.
>>957827Probably should just split them up in separate places until they cool down. And make sure they stay there.
>>957827Tweak. That means she's only a guard and staying away frm Roarke. Although if you can think of a Shetland duty for her, it be even better. And we need to find a way for the harem to accept Lori.
>>957853Two of them already like her a decent amount. One has an unselfish reason that seems selfish. The other has a selfish reason that seems unselfish but isn't necessarily bad.
>>957853>Roarke she was trying to escape, so I had to break her arm
So, before I ask for the roll, how much Luck do you want to spend this time? Three or more guarantees a minimum result of 20.
Rolled 7 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>957866Lets go three luck
>>957866Let's go with three.
>>957866Hmm, we are burning luck badly...but might as well.
>>957873unless we get suddenly ninja'd again, I think we're fine.
>>957880You're right I mean what could possibly go wrong?
>>957883We need an edit of this.
>>9578663 Luck. If Wong doesn't punish us for draining our Luck pool this fast, he's a saint gm.
>>957887Just shop in a giant bird head and that should work fine
“ENOUGH!” Your voice rattles even your own eardrums. Caesar nearly drops his short blade, Clemmy pauses and gives you a very hurt look. Loriette looks indignant, as if you've broken some rule of Avalonian etiquette. Too bad. Your ship, your rules. “Roarke! She spilled-” Clemmy starts, pointing at the coffee dripping from her face.“AN ACCIDENT!” You slam your fist down on the arm of the couch, tensing the muscles in your calves and lifting yourself to your feet.“They have shamed-” Loriette tries to cut in, pointing angrily at the holoscreen, which has transferred to a view of some tremendous stadium packed full of people. A group of Jovian officers are gathered before a dais with a podium, General Fairchild giving a speech. It mostly seems to be about the glorious fighting prowess of Jovian pilots. “THE NEWS CAN BE WRONG!” You admit, “Don't tell Gretchen that, but the people in charge put in the messages they want, when they want. Even if someone else did it, I'm sure they would blame Avalon.”“No they wo-” Clemmy protests.“YES, THEY WOULD!” You shout, “It happened to me, remember?” You rub your eyes, moving between the two duelists, “It's too early for this.”“...And so, it is my honor to present you with the hero of this hour, a man who I am proud to call my most prized pupil, the example which all other SOUL pilots should strive to live by...” General Fairchild looks like she's having a wonderful morning, by contrast. She's full of energy and can-do spirit. It makes you sick.“Clemmy, are you alright?” You stand up, examining her, “It doesn't look like you were burned, just taken by surprise.” You smile despite your annoyance.“I'm pretty tough, but still, she threw that at me! What would you do if someone threw their drink at you?” She pouts.“Mmh.” You have to admit, you've punched more than one cocky California Station pirate or bravo for spilling things on your leather jacket, “I wouldn't stab them with a monosword. Put that back. You too, Lori. I was watching the whole time, it was an accident, she was trying to be dramatic and it bounced and came at you from a completely different angle.” You shake your head, “I don't care if you fight with foam blades, wooden ones, or even stun batons, but no live steel. Don't let this happen again. Lori, get some damp dispose-o-towels and wipe her off.“Non! Tis menial!” Loriette huffs.“No way! I don't want her touching me! She's gross and probably has spores!” Clemmy recoils.“It wasn't a request. Now, please. Otherwise you're banished to Auditorium, and you're banished to the couch.” You glare from Loriette to Clemmy. With mutual sighs and exchanged glowers, they comply. [Continued]
So what are some things we should do before the tourney and everything? >Train more with master asia>Bring Harlock and Pomade to Bruce>Talk with Judeah about getting materials to fix up Psyche>Spend time with Athena and Duncan
>>957926Think our next order of business is getting the kids to the orphanage. Seems to be the case with what we've been told. Then we get to see Maxwell and maybe even the Dutchman.
>>957925and again roarke is the only adult in the room (caesar is only like 16 or something)
>>957926enjoy time with friendsconsole caesar train to punch goodbreak that fuckig rockstart turning psyche into a mecha producing beastmaybe train with moeenjoy time with redenjoy time with recruitsplan to punch fairchild on live tvlisten to 80's music relax do some god damned paper work(sorry miles)get miles and other officer's some damn good mechsdream about having kids with harem find out how to have kids with samanthastart making it ready to make the belt independent(getting ships mecha and people that share belief)play blue gill joeenjoy leather jacketenjoy the 80's in general.maby ad lori to harem if they stop hating each othermake the kaiser mp
>>957953A brawling mech is great for a specialist and bad for an MP unit.
>>957956JUST GIVE IT A GOD DAMN GUN GOD DAMNIT
>>957961Then all the subsystems and tweaking for greater arm power becomes completely useless
>>957961Then it be a MP Thoroughbred custom, not Kaiser MP.
>>957966the gm and gundam were very very different i'm sure we could fix thatall i want is a mech that is fast has good armor and a shield on both shoulders. i think we were going to model it after the grapearl
>>957974>grapearlYou mean the mechs that jobbed the entirety of Gurren? Those Grapearls?
>>957969ye but that a jovian mech. i just want a mech made by the belt for the belt.you know? it would be cool
>>957979There's the Altgraf. It's basically the Gebera Tetra, so it's automatically nice.
>>957977i dont know. i never watched it. beside's there are a hole line of mechs that we just jobbers and there awesome here.i think it was the bluegill? didn't it always explode at so much as a touch?
Caesar is looking at you as though you've gone insane. You enlighten him, “Caesar, this is Countess Loriette Marie le Kennedy of Avalon, Paladin and pilot of the Anseis. She's charming once you get to know her.”“Oui.” She smiles, “Pardon moi. I am most embarrassed. But surely Caesar is not the fullness of your name, non? What is it really, young man?” She curtsies, fetching some dispose-o-towels to wipe the coffee off Clemmy with.“I'm going to smell like coffee all day.” Clemmy complains, Loriette ignores it.Caesar stares at Loriette as though he'd just been introduced to a giant praying mantis. “Ah...R-Roarke, there's a Paladin right there. You're just letting her walk around free. A Paladin.” He scratches his forehead, “Sir, with all due respect, you're not even wearing power armor.”You shrug, “Do I need it?”The kid looks gratifyingly awestruck. You meant it seriously, but he seems to have interpreted it as a deliberate one-liner.Loriette puffs up with smug satisfaction, putting a hand over her mouth, “Ohohoho.” She giggles, “Rowarc, tres adorable, I am le savage beast to these Gas Knights.”“Roarke, if I use my fists, it's fine, right?” Clemmy looks pleadingly at you.“If you two want to box later, go right ahead, but no brawls in the lounge.” You negate this before it even starts. With the volume of the room dialed down, you notice what's going on on the holoscreen. That really is a huge crowd Fairchild is addressing, and they don't look like Martians but that's clearly a planetary sky behind her.“...And so, with joy in our hearts, we celebrate this distinguished reform of our SOUL project by celebrating those whose achievements have made our successes on this world possible.” You remember what Gretchen told you about a second downed Paladin, and groan inwardly.“So, what did you say your name was? I am sorry, but I cannot call such a nice boy by the name of an ancient tyrant. It is too funny, to picture you with le laurel crown and toga, non? Ohohoho!” Loriette cheerfully addresses the young ex-Ensign.>[Distract Loriette from the fall of another Paladin using Caesar]>[Distract Loriette from Caesar's real name and parenthood using the holoscreen]
>>957984the what? i've never heard of it in the entirety of this quest.
>>957992>[Distract Loriette from the fall of another Paladin using Caesar]
>>957993Not what he's talking about, but there's a much better solution in the form of the Osano-Wo'd Knights. Double swords and a big cannon with a Heavy Striker frame makes for a good officer mech.
>>957992>>[Distract Loriette from Caesar's real name and parenthood using the holoscreen]>Hey Lori isn't that the kid who took down a paladin in one shot?We are not ready to deal with this right yet
>>957992>[Distract Loriette from the fall of another Paladin using Caesar]Sorry, kid, but we don't need another explosion right now.
>>957993One of the tourney mechs. Should be in the space jam pastebin.
>>957998>>958001You think thats worse then her finding out that Caesar is the son of the man who almost killed their goddess? I mean look at all the flak Avalon gives us just for using Becker's frame
>>957999http://pastebin.com/TmFxwhjUIt looks like pic related
>>957999as long as there not weeabooalso the grapearl looks realy so there.
>>958006i dont think she would care all that much compared to the other bit.also she cant do any thing with us here right now
>>957992>[Distract Loriette from Caesar's real name and parenthood using the holoscreen]Lori might get mouthy about the news, but let's make sure she doesn't realize that she's standing next to Rudolph Merrow's kid.
>>957992>[Distract Loriette from Caesar's real name and parenthood using the holoscreen]
>>958007Or possibly pic related. Its an extremely shiny mecha.
>>957992>>[Distract Loriette from Caesar's real name and parenthood using the holoscreen]This is the more important thing right now. We heard rumors, but this is clarification and proof.
>>958009>realy so thereWhat?>not weeaboo>Osano-Wo'dWhat?
>>957992>"You can talk to the son of Rudolph merrow later, isn't that another Paladin taken down?"BOOOOOOOOTH!
When she inevitably freaks about another Paladin dropping what say?
>>958007this is nice but you forgot armor i think
>>958006Oh, shit, yeah, now that I read over it again, that would be horrible.Changing to the holoscreen>>958026You madperson.
>>958025Wong, look at this, it even uses shades, no gun and double shield... Can it be more Kaiserish than that?
>>958025damn*cool*you read what i said but i meant not over the top like the original, other people need to use these to.
>>958030it even has shades on it' nips.
>>958028The armor is there. There may be mess ups, but the armor isn't one.
>>958034k ill look again, but it looks realy nice
>>957998>>958000>>958001>>958005>>958007>>958015>>958016>>958020HEY EVERYONE, LETS LET THE CHAOS RUN RAMPANT! GAS THE KNIGHTS! SYSTEM WAR NOW!*ahem*Please change to this:>>958026 if you want to see a Lori like you never saw her before.
>>958027Mainly just explain that this is going to get worse with time. The gap is starting to close tech wise and if they keep this up, we may have a problem ourselves. Besides, us approaching a gate, any gate would be a suicide mission and not something we can pull off right now.>>958042No.
>>958042How about we don't act like a goddamn retard.
>>958042nahindependent belt for the win i dont care what the two sides do
>>958042No. Voting:>[Distract Lori with holoscreen]
>>958056You have to link to Wong or it doesn't count
>>958007>http://pastebin.com/TmFxwhjUIt's way too expensive for the tourney but I fucking love the Altgraf, although I'm not sure how exactly I plan to use it yet given it's a Medium with -3 MV, which makes it the most maneuverable-for-its-weight-class mech so far.
>>958030Another machine that could work for the MP Mediumclass is the Huckebein. Looks sturdier than the Gundam and can even have Bigger, beefier arms with the Boxer frame.
>>958060We could use the books way for new inventions with rolling for Karen
>>958060say karen made this after the marriage she was just so happy this beauty came out
>>958062gotta give it a gun or blade.not many people are crazy like roarke
>>958062Dafuq. Is this one of those Dreadknight frame that got ported over frm 40k.
Game resumes in an hour so Wong can eat.
>>958075This one is a bit older. Been around since 1999.>>958074Well considering the boxer frame has blades in the feet, and the pack could turn into a ridable weapon, it's not completely fisticuffs. That aside, the standard Huckebein and all that come later use things like graviton rifles, bit weapons, and beam sabers. Their main weapon is the Black Hole Cannon. It's Banpresto's version of the gundam.. sorta.
is it wrong that i just love the idea of a independent belt?because i ust fukin love the idea of a faction not in the war that could not give a fuck about the outside because we rely on any one because we literally live in a god damn asteroid belt and we want for literally nothing? it's just greati cant wait in till we have a war for independence. i hope this lasts that long.also hi! i have joined the name fags! haha!
Shocked we haven't run into anybody from Bebop Macross, or Votoms yet
>>958060Yeah, I had fun with that design, it pushes the envelope a bit without resorting to blatant wickedness like combining verniers with weight inefficiency or undercharged powerplants with weight efficiency.
>>958095>Black Hole Cannonmy dick is rock hard right now just by the sound of that namedoes t shoot black holes? please tell me it shoot black holes.
>>958105I want the same thing. don't care how but a belt war for independence along with colony dropping the earthnoids.
>>958107Well, Caesar's dad is from Macross. I'm sure we will see Macross pilots once the Belt takes off. We do have a lot of Rocs after all.
>>958110I don't know anon, you tell me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fva6zulVZo
>>958105Not true. Still need air, fuel, and a market to export our raw materials to.
>>958111>colony droppingonly if europa is first though. nobody think to colony drop europaor you know. not being a dick like zeon leader ship was
>>958116yeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssss>>958117fuel: in a fucking astiroid and or the sunair: fucking what? we have tree's were okay
>>958105Why? We have more then enough namefags just fucking stop. The only reason anyone should is when they actively do something for the quest like drawfags.
>>958105We all dream about that anon, don't worry, we 'll get there.Also, welcome to namefaging, are you new here or just decided to start attention whoring like us after seeing our example?XDJust don't start flirting with best boy thunder and everything will be okay... Right?
>>958134because i fucking felt like it.just like every one else on this planetbesides we have id's now it doesn't matter really
>>958140i bored and a attention whore of course.also i have the idea of a independent belt to sustain me im fine, you keep seducing that jovian loveing, green man hateing bird you beautiful son of a bitch.
>>958141That's why everyone on /pol/ and /biz/ are name tags right
>>958128Fuel: Helium 3. Assuming that is Wongverse fuel for their mechs. Asteroids don't have that much of them.
“Lieutenant Amos Wedge, please step forward.” Fairchild looks triumphant, “Where to start? I first met Amos at the Academy when the first batch of graduate SOUL pilots was being selected. Immediately, I knew that his extreme talent for war was needed on the battlefield, so I ensured that his first assignment would be where he could do the most good, he...” She keeps talking. “Hey, wait, I know that guy!” Caesar grins and points, “That's Amos, he's a friend of mine! That's who we're all supposed to be looking up to!? That goofball!” He bursts out laughing, “He's a great pilot, but he's never been...well, he's not the sort of person you'd expect the General to be interested in. He's a bit too ordinary for the posters. What's he done?”“Shot down a Paladin, I heard.” You remark, crossing your arms.Loriette stares at you in shock.Caesar whistles, “I guess I was wrong. Yeah, we were supposed to have some kind of briefing about an incident involving a Pumpkinseed II pilot on Qu'lir, I bet it had to do with this. Look at all of those medals she's giving him! The Silver Fasces for exceptional squad leadership, Sunburst for surviving having his mech destroyed, that's the Strix for...the Strix is only given to stealth commandos, normally, I've never heard of a pilot with the Strix. First-Class Flame of Indomitability...and that's the Titanium Medal for Valor. Wow. Amos 'skips classes to go fishing' Wedge with the Titanium, I don't believe it.”“Yeehaw! Go Lieutenant Wedge! You're a credit to Jupiter!” Clemmy cheers.“It is thanks to the valor of these brave paragons of the UJCIDF and Martian Holy Militia that the Berenger will no longer haunt the skies of Qu'lir. Let us mourn our fallen, including the heroic Scimitar pilots who sacrificed their lives to slow the vicious Avalonian Duchess piloting this monstrosity down, but we must also look towards the future...” Fairchild just doesn't stop once she has the chance to really hog the spotlight.You hear a muffled sound from Lorie. Her lower lip is quivering slightly, and her hair hangs in front of her eyes, “E-excuse me, please. Un moment, Rowarc. I just...I mean...I need...m-more towels, oui! We are out of them!” She pushes the full box she's holding into Clemmy's hands, pushes past you, and rushes out of the room.>[Follow her]>[Stay here]
I'm still eating, but I posted early to save time.
>>958148i think we run on high powered nuclear fusion/fission? i fagl remember some techno babble when reading about power cores besides, helium 3 is a mass effect thing and a gundam thing as well.
>>958141>>958145Just out of curiosity, is English not your first language?
>>958146>Expecting truth and logic from a false equation.The irony...
>>958165sorry.my computer has sticky key's and i kinda miss letters some times and click post before i check the comment. im fixin it though
>>958155>>[Follow her]Damn it time to comfort her, she's still getting punished though
>>958155Hmm, well now...[Follow]
>>958172yes i do love my name choice.tis ironic
>>958155>[Follow her]Guess we better tell her that Carnegie's not dead. Well, yet.
>>958155>Follow her.Pull her hand: >What's wrong?
>>958145Kyaaaaaa... *blushes*Don't talk like this on public, kouhai! B-but... I'm happy to have more people supporting our love even if darling is so shy about it u.u
>>958190i will always support you senpai!always follow your heart! let your love flow true!
>>958155Hrmm.. I'd say wait a moment so she gets some grieving out, then follow her. At the very least we need to have Clemmy and Caesar to watch the thing and make sure if they notice something. Both know their military stuff. Besides, we don't want her to get any ideas or try something. This is going to be one of those mornings.
Lori, come on. You guys did choose war. Losing in battle and being captured for execution or dying outright is to be expected. >inb4 actual avalonian sleeper agent terrorists break out mission success
>>958155>>[Follow her]>"Lori... I can't possibly know what is going on in your head right now...is the Duchess your friend? Then there is no need to cry for her death so soon... Some birds sang to me that she is prisioner in one of the Gas Knights ships, but is still alive. Don't lose hope so soon."
>>958203Speaking of, have a Avalonian Knuckle Kaiser. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmnd6HBjUGI
>>958207Stop it, You don't know how to write cool. Stop making Roarke sound like a giant faggot.
>>958211i agree!>>958203your really good at mecha. not writing dialogue. sorry senpai.
>>958211So please, do best than that, darling.
>>958221Wait until we get the situation with her before saying anything. Cool is not something you force with corny lines, and I have pushed some corny stuff myself.
>>958222Think you forgot something their anon
>>958226I'm very curious about that too...
what do we call our aces?like the soul is called soulwhats ours?
>>958222Forgot the bloody pic
>>958233Aces. What do you think we are, some stuffy military shits or some hoity toity space french nobles? We're pirates. An ace is an ace.
>>958232well i just hope it's mildly insulting!you know your a good name fag if they insult you after all!
>>958234aw, that's just sarcasm! i think...
>>958242THIS>tfw you just know that the future Lori's descendants noble house is going to be more absurdly fancy than the original avalonians.
So how enthused does Amos look right now?
>>958234>implying that we will ever forget this.Wong, more, when?
>>958249he's trying to look dignified but is failing so hard.he has just the biggest goofiest grin right now
>>958249I'm-using-a-power-armor-helmet-because-Fairchild-forced-me-to level of enthusiasm.
>>958251Please wong-sama more!it's literally the best thing.
>>958254HA!if onlyit's a char mask.just, the mask, that char were, he doesn't like it very much
>>958255Hehehehehehehe.In fact, i just love how Dame Brazilia can be so smug and lovey-dovey at the same time.It would be cool to see Thunder in charge for a change, to see what Wong would come up with to prevent him from killing her...
You wait a moment, watching her go, then turn to the others, "I'll be back."Clemmy smiles a little, and nods, "Go do what you have to do."You follow after Loriette, the sound of her boots echoing off the hallway of the Rhinehawk. You find her huddled in a corner with her head in her arms, crying openly. You sit down beside her, and put your arm around her shoulders.She sniffles, throws her arms around you, and starts sobbing into your shoulder."Lori, it's alright. She survived, I saw video of it." You try to reassure her.It doesn't take. She shakes her head violently, tossing her drills about, "For how long?" She looks up at you, "Can you tell me, tell me truly, zat they will not execute her for what she has done?"You can't, remembering Fairchild's promise to bring a cross to Auditorium and hang Loriette from it live on JNN. Loriette seems to see it, her tone heartbreakingly sad. Normally, it would be a little maudlim, but then again she is most definitely a stranger alone in a strange land, "We are Paladins, if we must die, we must die...but I never thought it would be her. Oh Rowarc, for me to fall was a mark of mon youth and...and mon foolishness, but Duchess Carnegie? If even she can lose, then...then maybe we can't win afterall. Oh Rowarc, is this how our valor is rewarded?""There's no such thing as a bloodless war." You tell her, "Inevitably, the technological gap was going to narrow, and sometimes pilots just get lucky. What happened to Berenger could happen to anyone, even me.""Non!" She insists, "True or false, I would not let it happen! I won't! I'll never let you be hurt, Rowarc." She looks up at you and smiles tremulously, her makeup smeared with tears. She reaches up, and runs her fingertips along your jaw, back behind your ear, "Zat is the only promise this foolish girl can make to you."You smile down at her, and hug her tight, "Was the Duchess a friend of yours?"She shakes her head a little, tossing her drills around, "Le Duchess Maria Carnegie is my teacher. Was my teacher. She knew more about the Lady and the Paladins than anyone. She lived before the Revolution, even before le War, and traveled the stars. She taught me and my despicable cousin everything we knew about piloting, and more, how to be noblewomen, how to be Paladins, how to be one with our striders.">[Ask about the Duchess]>[Ask about her despicable cousin]
Namefags please behave yourselves, don't make me get the hose.
>>958261>>[Ask about the Duchess]>>958262This is entirely your fault
>>958261"any one can make a mistake lori. even you or me. she probably got hit with a luck missile. he was to young to take her on alone or maybe she was swarmed and they just gave him the credit.>[Ask about the Duchess]
>>958262yes wong-sama!>>958267also GOD DAMNED KEY BOARD*luck credit."
>>958261>>[Ask about the Duchess]
>>958261>[Ask about the Duchess]Curious way she put her training, but teachers are a big deal. They help build you into the person you are. Got to respect our own, after all.
>>958262N-No, wong-sama! have mercy! Not the hose again!...We just wanted some Brander/Thunzil fanfics... is that asking too much?>>958261>>[Ask about the Duchess]>"Traveled the stars...?Before the war? Hos old is she exactly?">(*in thoughts* she was probably spored, no one in their sane mind would side with the greenman after seeing so much... Or she could be the ultimate edgelord... Nah, too dramatic.)
>>958274but brazil senpai! the hose is so much fun!
>>958275You could always slow down and actually read what you type before posting. Or watch the screen as you type.
>>958275Dudebro are you on a pc? if so click on the start menu copy past this "Change How Your Keyboard works" or even just Sticky keys Then TURN sticky keys off
>>958282yes. i couldi hate my self so god damned much.
>>958274>>958278Calm down the lot of ya. Seriously, do they just inject caffeine and sugar into namefags? Half tempted to beat the name out of you come the tournament.>>958275Take your time to post, especially with a overzealous auto corrector and small posts.
>>958289No Brazil is just A gigantic fag, reminds me of fluff but less articulate, and i mean 4chan fag not the insulting fag, fuck it its 5 in the morning where i am
>>958289i like the sugar injections!they make me type fast and hate myself when i spell stuff wrong!
>>958289Everyone knows the two sources of namefag power is waifushit and dicerolls. And a fuckload of heroin.
Is it just me or does it seem like the quest is starting to bleed players?>>958291He's both, he's roleplaying as a fucking women over a shit joke that was never funny
>>958274Yes, keep your /d/ off /qst/Let me reiterate something i said a long, long time ago.>Namefagging is cancer.
>>958298Slow week. Plus, its 3am on a Tuesday for most of the players.
>>958298>bleed playerseh?what do you mean?
>>958261Also, about her promise.>"Thats a very brave thing to say... Are you sure? You know that there is still a possibility of me having to face the Duke and your people in battle, right? What would you do then?"Guys, i'm sorry for the excess of caffeine before, but i have an idea... What about exploiting the fact that Lori doesn't know about Ceasar family yet to have them to be friends before the reveal? Then maybe he could convince her to somehow help him in reaching Naomi again.And if she keeps insisting on knowing his name, he can just tell her that he is an exiled Jovian prince that deserted from the army because of love and has to hide his true indetity to not be tracked by his overzealous compatriots and family!OH~ THE DRAMA...!She will love this story, i'm sure of it.
>>958298Probably, maybe.Personally, I've been more busy statting mechs for a personal game of mine.>>958261>[Ask about Duchess]
>>958298It's 2am here on a Tuesday. Not many will be about.
>>958305>>958309I don't mean right now, I mean in general. Like we haven't seen any of the old drawfags in forever and their isn't much conversation between updates
>>958261>[Ask about the Duchess]
>>958311yeah that's kinda a sad thing.i really enjoy having conversations with people about mecha stuff.
>>958311well, finals just wrapped up and now its time for the holidays, so I bet a number of anons aren't able to participate now due to family stuff and haven't been participating prior to this cause of finals.
>>958311>isn't much conversation between updatesEvery thread regularly gets over 1000 postsI remember when ya'll managed to hit over 2000 postsMSPQ has the most activity out of any quest on /qst/
>>958298How can you be sure about if i'm a woman or not? We're in 4chan, we are nobody here, everything can be just bait and lies.And are you really that upset about that joke? I can just stop, but i've got to admit that provocking your wrath has been fun...Also, i agree with you in this, it could have to do with the holidays and everything, but i doubt so, and the drawfags really dissapeared.Worse, the problem is that we are so far into the game that the quantity of text to read before joining in keeping increasing and new players will probably become more and more scarce.We could also go for recruitment in the general thread i think... Do you guys think that it would be a good idea?
>>958317I don't know about that, Soma's Avatar quest would rack up around 1000 posts in a night and Wargle's Shinobi quest does about the same if not a little more then us
>>958319nooooooooooot reallymost new people would probably be a dick once they see it. like i've just been here from the beginning even if i never talked, and im only kind of a ass hole.
>>958319Also, for all we know, i could be a woman, you could be a woman, Wong could be woman, and everything could be a FBI conspiration from the start.We'll never completely know the truth.
>>958317That is true. Compared to the average, we do have a large number of posts. Likewise, the number of people who post aren't bad judging by unique ips.>>958319Eh, mentions of the generals are not really going to draw anyone who isn't already interested. We hit the front pretty often after all. Worrying just causes stress for everyone and doesn't really fix anything.
>>958328i mean your not wrong.but i'm definitely not interested in men.maby.
“Tell me about her.” You continue holding her, and Loriette shifts around until she's nestled against your side, “After all, you'll probably meet my teacher someday.” You smile, but that smile becomes hollow as you realize that in a few short months she'll be gone, and that the next time you hear of her...it might be on JNN, with some other brave young pilot getting a bit of tinsel pinned to his uniform for extinguishing her smile.“Oui.” She smiles bravely and squeezes you, “I was still very young and very clumsy, my legs had only been restored a petite while before and I had barely mastered walking. Still, it was after...that incident, so at least my claim to be Countess was secure. Or so I thought, until her Majesty le Queen bade me train with le Duchess, and I found that mine hated rival was to study under her too.” She sighs shakily, “In those days, le vile Countess Roosevelt's anger still burned most hot towards me, and Duchess Carnegie seemed so cold, so mystical, I thought I would be alone in her lands with no friends. Yet, I was wrong. In le first week, my cousin tried to assassinate me thirty-seven times. In each case, le Duchess prevented it...except the last. My cousin bribed a servant to stab me to death with a dagger. I was struck, but did not die, and fled on my shaky legs to the Duchess. As the assassin approached, I begged her for help, but she refused with silence and simply handed me her blade. Although I was unskilled with any form of weapons, I was bleeding and thought mon life was at an end...so I desperately hacked le assassin to death. After that, I was her student in truth, until the day she pronounced me ready and took back her sword. She taught me to be strong, to be a noble person, even if it was sometimes by her warning us not to follow her example. For a woman of over a century, she was always spry, lively, and would chide us for not having her energy. Mon cousin never forgave me for surviving, or le Duchess for aiding me. Deliberately, she refused to learn the Duchess' fighting style...but for her, that was alright.” She looks away, her tone sounding faintly angry, “Tabitha le Talented. Tabitha le Beautiful. Tabitha le Perfect. Tabitha who won prizes for her shooting before she had even flowered. My whole childhood, I had to hear about my mother's sister's daughter. Tabitha, Tabitha, Tabitha! Of course she could afford to eschew le blade for her precious guns. Of course she was angry when I was suddenly no longer le helpless victim to look down on. Still, neither of us was a match for le Duchess. Only Sir Gavin who guards the Queen, Duke de Rothschild-Beauchamps who leads le vanguard, and Belegor the monster who betrayed your people to join ours can match her.” She bites her lower lip, “No matter how frightened I was in battle, I thought...I just thought they were invincible, so we were always safe. I believed in her.”[Continued]
“I know. But getting shot down isn't always the end of your story. Sometimes, it's just the beginning.” You smile, “Before I was shot down, I was just an officer aboard a single pirate ship.” You frown, and something that's been niggling at you forces its way out, “Thirty-seven assassination attempts? Really?”Loriette grunts, “If you knew her you would understand why. Ours is a hatred deep and fierce...and one we have both earned.”>[Ask]>[Don't ask]
>>958350>>[Ask]Sure we're probably not doing much else tonight
>>958334I will only reveal that i am heterosexual and leave the assumptions to you guys.But even this could be bait.And you can't even confirm if i'm the original BR anon!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cphNpqKpKc4
>>958344i cant wait to see her reaction to here that she's no longer captured.
>>958344Bloody hell Avalon. Thats a ton of assassination attempts on one kid! Crazy space french.>>958352Ask. This is going to be pandora's box. I know it, but I must.
>>957436How about exploding a ship full of innocent guys whose only fault was delivering a sealed troll-message from Clemmy?>>957463I doubt avalonians have any ground presence for the terror bombings. They are raiding shit from ships.
>>958350>[Ask]why not>>958352probably not. hope we continue tomorrow
>>958350Ask, if she's okay with it.
>>958359Do you really think Avalon would have that hard of a time sneaking onto a planet. I mean all they would need is a crew of a few people who know how to blend in. And thats assuming their aren't deep cover agents or traitors already on the planets.
>>958350Well, might as well ask.
>>958364Yes. They have just arrived, any agents they may manage to get on the ground are more useful for gathering intel on the downlow rather than stirring panic and rising security levels from terror bombing.
>>958359>How about exploding a ship full of innocent guys whose only fault was delivering a sealed troll-message from Clemmy?That also pissed me off. A lot. For all her talk of a greater good and necessary evil, Fairchild is just a terrible human being who needs to die much sooner rather than later.
>>958344"SOMEONE IS TRYING TO KILL ME INSIDE YOUR HOME!""Here, have a sword, nobles should know how to defend themselfs!"HUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUE.>>958357#NotAllAvalonians.But seriously, i laughed hard at this too... What did her parents did to her to make her think that this is okay?Even for a monarchy... This level of machiavellian schemes is execptional.>>958359>>958364First, at least all the incidents involving the Bluegill-families are confirmed to have been done by Fairchild, because of what she said sometime ago about "silencing" them, and wouldn't be a strech for Roarke to notice that as she already did crazy shady evil things before.But about infiltration... Even if it couldn't be so difficult for the more "humble-background" Knights and other servants to dissapear in a crowd, open terrorism doesn't seem like something that these guys would do... Even more because of the Duke, who untill this point has demonstrated that he prefers to go out of his way and take extra risk if its is possible to not spill blood.I think that for now we shouldn't take too seriously the word from a news channel that is obviously controlled by Fairchild faction and already has spun lies about us before... Heck, they accusation of the Avalonians(Who are enemies of Fairchild) even makes her more suspected of being the one behind it!And more, if Ceasar told Roarke about everything(and he saw the videos of Naomi killing everybody when she gone beserker), it would make it at least very strange that the families of these guys who died because of Fairchild shady shenanigans were the ones to be bombed... No?>Also, stop shilling for Jupiter, Thunder.
“How could anyone hate you? I'm Jovian and I can't stop myself from liking you, how could your own cousin try to kill you?” You ask.Her answering smile is strained, “Remember, Rowarc, after losing my family I was a very lonely girl. Catapulted to first in line to the title of head of the Kennedy family, yet I could not even walk and had seen little of the outside world. Tabitha, on the other hand, was already a splendid noble. Her father had fought loyally for the Lady in the Revolution, and was a strong, proud lord loved and respected by all. Le Roosevelt family was rich and feared by their enemies, known for their strong warriors and bold Knights, and as soon as the Lady announced that she planned to raise le second generation of Paladins it was taken as inevitable that Tabitha would be the first. So when she sued the Queen and claimed that I could not protect mon family's lands, and that she should administer them as mon closest living relative...I knew there was a good chance that she would have her wish. No, not le good chance, but for a certainty.” She takes a deep, shuddering breath, “Except that I stumbled upon a secret. No one expected le shy cripple to notice, but I did. The head of her father's household guard was a knight most handsome. Fierce, stern, with hair as grey as a wolf's despite his youth. Discreet, loyal, without fear for his own honor or safety, he was a warrior without peer. Was. Although she was ten years his junior, Tabitha seduced him with her wiles and authority, and such was the passion of her affair that she could not refrain even in the palace of the Queen, where she was making her case. Which is where I, brought hence in a wheeled chair to defend myself, overheard them.” Her hands tighten into fists.“So I exposed her. To le entire court. I shamed her, dragged her family name through le mud before le Queen. I did not care anymore what happened to me, I simply wanted her to hurt, to feel her destiny tighten like a collar around her throat like mine did.” She shudders, “Even the fact that she tried to steal my birthright came second to this fact, I feared her, so I wished to cause her fear. It worked. Her father was shamed, her knight was stripped of his rank, and in an attempt to salvage their names they volunteered for a mission most dangerous.” She smiles bitterly, “Le negotiations with a power calling themselves le United Jovian Colonies Independent Defense Force, who had occupied le uninhabited third planet of Avalon.”[Continued]
>>958298It's just kinda slow.And the joke was completely funny.
>>958396hooboy. I think we know how the war started now.
>>958400It was funny in that moment. Then Brazil dragged it on way past the time it was funny.
>>958396To all Kestrels onboard at this moment:Would you have done the same in her place?I would probably have, i know that this sounds evil... But being a cripple and scorned by nobility, it would mean too much risk if i just tried to negotiate with her and lose the element of surprise if she could bring something out of her pocket to turn the tables on me.Would you have done the same in her place?
>>958415Aye. Try to take all that is rightfully mine?I'll very well see you burn even if I burn myself.Also this is a inbuilt response. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/1208/24082012-Human-drive-for-fairness
>>958414Hear, hear.>>958415Maybe, maybe not. Would've approach her first to make one last case to not take what's mine. If she ignores me, fine. I'll use it as a trump card.
>>958415Yuuup. When a bitch tries to steal everything you have left in your life, you are going to bite to your last.
>>958414...Are you guys really so upset with this.Fine, i will stop.But can i at least keep the name? It is so cooooool....
>>958420I disagree with the conclusion of the study, as it seems to be ignoring other factors... What if most people responded in this manner because they didn't want to "lose face" by accepting a offer that could be socially perceived as "dumb" and just weighted their options and decided that it wasn't worth the cost as they had no real risky of dying from thirsty?
>>958431Keep the name if you want. Just don't namefag outside of here, as basic 4chan etiquette. Like in ValenciaQM's quest.
>>958437I forgot to erase the name before posting.And then i heard Black Baron say a few days before that he just did the same and didn't see much problem on it....Well, i may acted without thinking it through.
“I was not there, I did not find out what happened for some time, when I emerged from the green sleep of the Lady with whole legs. After I denounced mon cousin, servants of the Lady bade my loyal servants to carry me to her woods, a strange and dreamlike journey. I saw her, there, seated atop a great mesa of living wood...” She closes her eyes, a faint, heartfelt smile on her lips, “Kindness and goodness itself. As fresh as the world feels after a long rain. When she spoke my name, it was as if the sky had always been clouded, and now the clouds had broke.”You pretend to understand despite being a colony boy born and bred and raised. Where you come from, rain is preceded with a polite warning from local weather authorities, carefully monitored and regulated, and any clouds are artificial.“You don't understand, mon Rowarc. You can't understand unless you see her, that feeling of unconditional love and warmth, of belonging. As if she can see every dirty, twisted thing in your soul, and makes it pure again, loved and forgiven of every flaw. She told me, perhaps with words, perhaps with her eyes, I can scarcely tell, that I had been wrapped up in events by fate, and thus fate meant for me to help untangle le future. All I had to do was trust in her, and when I did...she made me whole.” She breathes deeply, the bitterness, sorrow, and fear draining from her face, “But while that happened, dire things transpired. Le negotiations. At first, le Jovians only wanted submission. We would join them in le League of Solar System as a junior partner, with taxes and tithes but le benefits of alliance...but we remembered that in the end it was le Jovians and their knights who struck the Lady and her people down, so we were suspicious. We were right to be. When it was revealed inadvertently that le Lady lived, le Jovians demanded her. At once. To be put to death. They would not negotiate further, they would not accept any other outcome, they would not be paid to go or appeased by submission. The death of le Lady was a mandate...and none of us could permit that. Officially, nobody knows how le war began. Violence broke out, and everyone at that base died fighting. Not one of theirs, nor one of our much smaller contingent, survived, only a single Jovian servant girl who fled on foot with le spacesuit. It is my theory that Count Roosevelt and Sir Schutze realized le Jovians would never relent, and struck first to protect our goddess. Le Jovians will say that we started this war, but I say they began it when they tried to take away the one who united and uplifted us.” [Continued]
>>958437>>958442Here's my opinion on the matter: what does the opinion of people on the internet matter and why would you even care?
>>958456Man, this is some serious brainwashing.
>>958462It's probably he best time for her. She was scared, just fought back and was both emotionally and physically crippled. Give someone something they really need and they may stick by you. Do it when they are at their lowest and you get some nasty stuff.
>>958467I was talking about the Spores, when she met The Lady. >that feeling of unconditional love and warmth, of belonging. As if she can see every dirty, twisted thing in your soul, and makes it pure againThey work fast apparently.
>>958467>>958471I'm thinking it more on the psychological - both the previously pounded in religion plus the current moment of vulnerability - than biochemical side.
>>958456Wait, if only a Jovian survived the negotiation breakdown, where was Roosevelt and her boytoy?
>>958467...Or she was just spored.Probably spores.>>958456Didn't they know about the war? Couldn't they hide their powerlevel?Also... I know that the greenlady must be max-level in social skills... But she is absurdly suspect, how do their trust her so easily after possibly having participated on a attempt to destroy humanity?Also... I have a theory about why the greenman did it.I Think that at some point thy realized that humanity was already screwed and fated to perish... So the only option was to start anew.Or maybe even losing was part of their master-plan to "enhance" humanity somehow.Will we ever know?Also, am i the only only to fear that dio is going to use greenman technology to become a vampire?
>>958477Her father went to the negotiation, she was left in their home....And i have no idea of where Not!Archer is right now... Do you guys think that he would made it aboard somehow? And would the Duke be okay with that?Also... What was the main problem of their relationship? Just normal "YOU SHOULD'NT MARRY WITH THIS LESSER NOBLE SCUM!"noble things?Was she a minor?And he not?
>>958483She did say there was a 10 year age difference.I'm thinking it's mostly that they were fucking in the Lady's castle though. That's probably a no-no.
>>958483>>958484Fucking a servant is probly a NOPE.She says he was too young for gray hair, and tohsaka was 10 years younger, so probably that too. Although medieval-ish societies had age of consent pretty low anyway.So probably more on fucking the underclass than underage.
He's of a lesser social station, that's the first and arguably smallest problem. The second, much larger problem, is that the family trusted him and he wasn't trustworthy because he was banging their heir and wrecking any good political marriages. The third problem is that she was a teenager and he was in his mid-late twenties. The fourth, and really damning problem, is that they were indiscreet enough about it to get caught by a cripple doing it where they absolutely shouldn't have been."Countess Roosvelt totally is a whore for her servants" is a reputation that can haunt a girl for life.
>>958490Kay, thanks for clarifications
>>958490>Not!Archer is a pedo.Is this space madness or the gravity weighting down on his soul?
>>958484The Castle is of the Queen.The Lady lives in a "magical-and-tottaly-not-spored" florest.
>>958456>only a single Jovian servant girl who fled on foot with le spacesuit.Please don't be Bethany.
>>958493TBF, no teenager should look this good
>>958490What is the legal age of consent in Avalon? 13?14?16?
>>958493I actually think she was older by that point than Rin was in FSN. I'm trying to think of how to put this. It's not that she was criminally young, it's that the age and experience difference was such that it would be assumed she was the weaker partner and that's unbefitting for the heir to the Roosevelt family. It's about being "less than" a social inferior.
>>958496What if every bad thing that ever happened in your life was because of Bethany?
>>958503Ah so basically it was seen less than "powerful noble toying with servants" and more "sneaky servant plundered her panties"
>>958504She's Roarke's true yandere?
>>958498Rin was always worst girl for me. Yeah, she's attractive, but Issei was spot on when he said there was something wrong with her. Dunno why anyone would ever find her attractive.
>>958504>"IT WAS ME, ROARKE!MEEEE!">>958508Fast, give me the avalonian flag colors, i have an image edit to make.
>>958508Wong, image almost done, just need their colors... or better, give me Lori's colors, it will fit better.
“Le base itself was destroyed, but an officer's strider survived, or rather its head and cockpit did, so when Avalon retook the planet it was found that a girl had been spotted fleeing. I would hazard that she is the one person in the galaxy who knows the truth of Count Roosevelt and Sir Schutze's last stand, and what they had to do to detonate the base's primary fusion reactor and stop le Jovians using it to produce striders to police our world.” She continues, “In a way, their sacrifice is le only reason she has influence at all. Being known as a warrior countess makes the accusations of being...ah...a social inferior's concubine.”“Social inferior?” You decide to tease her a little, “What am I, then?”She blushes and pushes you, “Non, you are not a servant and I am not a hypocrite! You are le great pirate king...” She lowers her voice, “And mon dirty peasant boy.”You are not the most brilliant man in space, but you are rather clever, and the first thing that comes to mind is that you need to learn how to detect those spores that Green Men are supposed to use. What she's describing with the Lady sounds a lot like religious awe, and while it could all be psychological, creating a sense of grandeur and purpose to tap the right parts of the brain in the right way to instill devotion, you can't quite be sure. Whatever it is, it's making the way you feel right now more complicated than it has to be You're not very religious, and it's an unsettling feeling that you can't gauge at all whether it's logical or not when she describes going to war for the sake of her goddess. On the other hand, her goddess was physically threatened, Fatima is fighting for a god too and from the sound of things Allah isn't something that can be killed with a mech or a gun or one's hands. Privately, you once again wonder whether you're actually going to give her back. Avalon is a lot farther away than Mars, “How long ago was this?” “Ten years...no, eleven, I think. I am not sure.” She frowns, looking puzzled, “Shouldn't you know that?”You shake your head, “It's not commonly known, I didn't even know what was going on until I found out about the Duke entering the system. How could it have been going on for ten years with nobody finding out about this?”She shrugs, “It has not been noisy until recently. Once we retook our system, we thought earnestly that le SSL would just...leave us alone, and for years, they did. We reached out to other planets, ones where they practiced le gene-sculpting, to try and help them keep their independence, and this caused sparks to fly, and over the past year, some of those sparks have caught, and open conflict between our forces rather than le planet's natives themselves has erupted. So, le Jovian government...it kept you in le dark, hmm?” She seems a bit smug, “Perhaps you give them too much trust, non?”[Continued]
>>958511Blue and gold. Rin's are red and black. Avalon's is a white tree on a green background.
>>958512"Considering that Fairchild would like nothing better than to mount my head over her mantle, no, not really."
"Considering that General Fairchild would like nothing better than to publicly hang me like they did to oceanic pirates on Terra in ancient days...no, I don't think I really give them much trust at all." You smile at her.She laughs, her eyes sparkling, "You sweet cad." She blushes abruptly, looking downward and speaking quietly, “Rowarc, I do not wish to be alone right now. Will your friends forgive me if I steal you for a while?” She smiles tentatively, touching your chest with her white-gloved hands, “Space suddenly feels tres cold, tres dark, and tres lonely.” Your PC bwoops at you, and Loriette reaches for it. You grab for it, inadvertently activating it as the Avalonian girl tosses it aside. You can see the message on your screen, though, it's from Miles.'DUDE I FOUND US THE JACKPOT WE ARE GOING TO BE R I C H IF THIS WORKS. NEED U 2DU A SOLO RAID. WE ROBIN A MUSEUM.'“I hate le little distracting machines sometimes. Rowarc, do you think I'm beautiful, truly? I see le way you look at me. Will you come with me, and keep me warm?” Her lips are so close to yours, her golden mane of drills hanging across your upper arms and shoulders as she shifts forward onto your lap.>[Keep Loriette warm]>[Remove vegetable cultist from lap]
>>958517That was 37 /per week/.
>>958519>>[Remove vegetable cultist from lap]>Once I get back I'll rock your world. Keep it warm for me.Damn it Wong I really want her upgrade, but robbing a museum and getting some artifacts sounds really fun
>>958519Keep Loriette warm
>>958519>>[Keep Loriette warm]
>>958519>[Keep Loriette warm]Small bit of kindness, though we are certainly going to be busy soon.Solo raiding a joint for their golden treasures? Would be a great test of our new tech and upgrades. I hope those aren't exclusive.
>>958519>>[Keep Loriette warm]MY DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE.FIRST, LORI.NOW THE MUSEUM RAID!10/10- BEST SESSION.
>>958519>>[Keep Loriette warm]Forward message to Caesar.He wants to earn his keep, lets see if he can do this.
>>958520No, that was 37 confirmed times in the FIRST week.But she didn't mention the rest of them, so i keep the 37.
>>958519If we are choosing one OR the other, do this.>>958527It could be even cooler than sending Roarke.
>>958527Caesar isn't anywhere near ready to do a solo raid. And his mech is still totaled while Karen is rebuilding it
>>958527I'd hope the timeframe for this isn't that tight. Either way, sending out Caesar in the Swordfish is a bad idea. I'm sure Lori will understand when we need to do our job for the day, but either way this seems like the sorta thing we need to do.Hoping we get to see Suleiman 4 though. I honest want to see if Mika can be salvaged. He and his machine seem pretty alright.Also have some music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXeP520f6ok
Game resumes Wednesday.
>>958534Thanks for running, Wong, this was a great session, and i can't thank you enough for all that you've done for us by QMing this.>Also, Tabithaball.
>>958534Thanks for running!
>>958534Take care man. Holiday season can be rough and I shall see ya Wednesday.
>>958519>[Keep Loriette warm]
>>958532That depends, in this timeframe she may be already done with it,as the main changes are its systems if i'm not mistaken.>>958533Why isn't the K-Swordfish fit for a solo raid?
>>958559Because he is not us.He isn't the toughest machine in the fleet.He isn't one of the best pilots in the star system.He doesn't even have the scare factor that'll have pants shat even before we arrive.
>>958564But the fact that he is not us can be an advantage.What if this is a trap?Then sending other person can defuse their whole counter planning.And if i'm not mistaken, Ceasar have the second best machine in our fleet now.
>>958568There is also the fact that he is in a very bloody distinct Soul machine and bringing him out to a raid where Fairchild can see is going to have her try and end us. Right now, the Soul machines are our secret aces until the New Years. Use them on that terror fleet or things that may harm one of our future colonies. But not outright stealing.
hey guys whats happening he-ohgod damn green man worshipers being goddamned not evil like the should. also what the hell jovians you assholes! starting a war because of one defective green man!
>>958564he's getting there though.>>958559well the k-swordfish still needs to be given a new paint job for the camera!
>>958526we will take that vase!
>>958415I might have tried to blackmail my cousin.
>>958519>[Keep Loriette warm]I am actually in favor of mentioning the whole mess with Belegor and our father to Lori. Being the son of someone Belegor ran from will probably make her defeat less shameful, and Roarke's totally the type to paint a target on his back to make the life of a waifu easier. He's done it several times already.
>>958535>stealing her family lands>trying to helpThat last line raises some good questions, though.
>>959696Frm Tabitha's POV, she's taking over the management of a vast land instead of allowing the stress frm managing one fall onto a cripple whose only social experience comes frm being berated by her family members.
>>959696>That last line raises some good questions, though.Yeah, the deep strike team is lead by a bastard son, an ex cripple, and some slut. Probably not a coincidence. For that matter, I strongly suspect that the Duke was looking for the Green skulls when he wound up at Suleiman 1.>>958060Its aesthetic is halfway between that of a Bahamut Corp machine and a Bucephalous machine. So it could be some joint project (codenamed SEAHORSE), the combination of ex engineers from different corps, or maybe something CCC was working on before he died, since he gave no shits about intercorp rivalry.
>>958672He wants to earn his keep and Fairchidl already knows that he deserted, why are you even worried about hiding them? There is no reason to not using them as everyone already expects us to do so, and not doing so would just waste a oportunity that can be temporary if Ceasar is planning to dropout after rescuing Naomi.>Also, metagaming, Fairchild already said that she os going to use the "He was just being a double agent this whole time to betray the Iron Kestrels!" when she gets him back anyway.And don't forget that she is on Qulir now, and the only one in this system is MacAllister if i'm not wrong... And he is probably occupied with the RCC anyway, and doesn't seem much keen on fighting Roarke before the wedding(From what he said in last session).>>958695One defective greenman?Sorry, i don't get it, the Lady doesn't seem defective... Maybe sorry for what they have done(i doubt it), without hope on destroying humanity again... Or maybe she didn't even get to take part on the war(i doubt it too), but that doesn't make her defective.>>958705Just send Miles to do that.HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA>>958734YES WE WILL!.>>958838I need to heard that story... Greentext time?>>959009There is many things we could tell Lori, as she is very new to all this pirate thing and knows little from us that isn't from other people perspectives.Also, i just love her reactions, she reminds me of a romantic and dreamy little girl sometimes... And there isn't much of this type of innocence here in the real world anymore.>>959696see this: >>959715But maybe she was doing it on purpose, as it would mean to have Lori's Clan as a vassal on the long run, as she would have them dependent on her until Lori had children(what she could probably easily sabotage) or the propriety was transfered to a distant family member(as Wong explained about Avalonian sucession sometime ago) when Lori died... And then this person would have to deal with the MASSIVE Roosvelt interference on his lands caused by tabitha in decades.Tabitha may or not had a evil master plan from the begining... But will we ever know?>>959776>They are all worthless peopleI know that it can look like they were just trying to get rid of this romantic idiots... But there is one thing you've been missing here.The Duke shouldn't be here, and the one who should be leading this mission in his place was his wife, who is one of the Lady's favorites and wasn't able to be here because of her pregnancy...So this isn't a "suicide mission to get rid of indesirables" is more like "an very risk mission lead by one of our best that will give a chance to two idiots to have their redemption and make peace with each other as they'll be forced to cooperate or be heavily weakened".Now, about the GreenSkulls things... Were the Duke there to ally with them? Or to kill them and take their things? Don't you forget that the greenskulls were war veterans who hated the greenman as much as anyone.
>>958695>starting a war because of one defective green man!It only takes one. As Avalon has so kindly demonstrated.
>>959924>Or maybe she didn't even get to take part on the warDidn't Eustace flat out tell us that she crashed on Avalon after tangling with Beck and Merrow?
>>959929They won't listen anon
>>959924>I need to heard that story... Greentext time?I meant blackmailed the despicable cousin instead of dragging the family name through the mud. Also, its "I need to hear." I realize that English isn't your first language, but half of your posts are painful to read.>I know that it can look like they were just trying to get rid of this romantic idiotsI meant in internal politics, the "old blood" conservatives were probably hoping that the duke and his followers would suffer some casualties in the process of succeeding.>Now, about the GreenSkulls things... Were the Duke there to ally with them?He tried to recruit us to fight the SSL. I suspect that the Duke would have given the same offer to the Green Skulls when they were more prominent. He missed one of their main forces by hours then one of his subordinates ran into their secret base. I suspect that that wasn't a coincidence.
>>959935>>959938They could be just getting rid of the last greenman alive to make sure that this shit wouldn't happen again, but that doesn't confirm how much she was involved in this war.And as i said, i don't give much credit tro this theory too, because of the Naomi thing... It would be hard for a non-involved nobody to have an clone as backup body.>I realize that English isn't your first language, but half of your posts are painful to read.Sorry, please tell me more about my erros, so i can try to correct them next time.>I meant in internal politics, the "old blood" conservatives were probably hoping that the duke and his followers would suffer some casualties in the process of succeeding.Hm... Please explain a little more about this...Isn't the cousins and the Duke unrelated by blood and politics?(It was said multiple times that they were from the Duchess faction)Aren't the Queen/pro-Lady faction in power? What reasons do they have to get rid of the Duke? He is an war hero married to another war hero and has proven his loyalty again and again.(There is the fact about the court browsing /tg/ and hating elves... but the elven blood is going to die in the new generation anyway.)>GreenskullsMake sense... I don't know how they would react to all the "Human cattle" thing, though.Can you imagine the Duke asking that abomination they called captain to go aboard his ship? Only to watch him send a "doll" controled by afar to the meeting?This would be bizzarre...Also, do you guys think that the greenskulls may had the "Soul-Transfer" technology that greenman did? This would be scary.
>>960194>Sorry, please tell me more about my erros, so i can try to correct them next time.Well, its errors, and I is capitalized when used as a one letter word.>Aren't the Queen/pro-Lady faction in power? What reasons do they have to get rid of the Duke? He is an war hero married to another war hero and has proven his loyalty again and again.Everyone is pro lady. Doesn't mean that everyone agrees with stuff like how much freedom to give the serfs, or how appropriate it is to sleep with a social inferior.
>>960220Thanks, I'll try to remember that.>Doesn't mean that everyone agrees with stuff like how much freedom to give the serfs, or how appropriate it is to sleep with a social inferior.Well... At least they agree that Tabitha is a slut...KEKYes, this makes sense bro, but wasn't the queen herself the one to send them to the SS? I don't think she is one of the people with a agenda of "removing elven scum"...Unless she thinks that his blood may be a threat to her claim on the kingdom because one of his descendants could try to use it to justify a coup against her... But at this point he already have children and she would have to kill them too to stop that, and there is also the religious factor that would make any attempt against her family very difficult.
>>960307>KEK>Yes, this makes sense bro, but wasn't the queen herself the one to send them to the SS? I don't think she is one of the people with a agenda of "removing elven scum"...There are ALWAYS going to be old money people who harrumph and try to get rid of new money people.
what i meant by being defective is that she cant make bio amour. probably cant even makes spores. just really nicebut if i have my way we wont ever leave the system and will control the belt and eventually go to war against the earthlings on a great crusade to gain the mother (holy ha) land back
>>960903>probably cant even makes spores>literally every avalonian who's met her worships the ground she walks onThat is some willful blindness right there.
>>960914the thing is I DONT CAREwe wont ever meet her. unless she comes to us in which case we will blow her up.we have bigger things to worry aboutlike securing independence.
>>957231I just noticed this: http://pastebin.com/LsnpqE7YThanks bro, really good work here.>>957536Look at this way, my friend, at least now you know half the pain you pilot might had to be able to customize his mecha to this level, and if someone say something about "HA! Look, its just one more of those Morgan IIs Customs!" you'll have real reasons to go beserker on them for thinking that customizing them is easier than creating a new mech from scratch.So... This time...Everything is okay, there is just little details for you to adjust.Your final price should be 137.9CP, as it seems like you forgot one point from your weapons.Your missile range is 450m, not 400m, and it has 2 structural kills, but the weight is the same(1ton, as it is 0.5 per kill).And because of its spaces, your Bazooka and Beam gun are two-handed, don't forget that.So, i see you still have some spaces and 2.1CP to go, so let me ask you, do you want to have all your weapons at hand and not have to worry about throwing them away mid-fight?You could do it by transfering your arm-thrusters to your legs and mounting your dagger into your arms(Vibroblades Katars?) and then using your last 2CP in space efficiency for the bazooka and turning it into a head mounted missilepod.Then you could drop your rifle when the enemy gets close, and use your daggers to parry and attack.(See the rules about two-handed weapons and changing weapons in combat and you'll get what I'm talking about.)Overall, I think it is a well balanced mech, that has ranged options, melee options and even missiles to give you that special edge over your enemy when you need some diferencial... But it doesn't have a shield, and by opting for more killy weapons you sacrificed your defenses in the process, making you vulnerable to other ace-level mechs.So, it would probably be a good support for other units and a good mook killer, but fights with other aces will be specially risky, and you'll need to control distance(as you can only block melee) to have a chance.
>>960914>>960935>ITT: Avalonian shills of GYchan /pol/ board tries to convince the Iron Kestrels to stay in the belt and not help the jovians.KEK.How much is the Queen paying you, mate? I know that life is being difficult for us elves after the new kingdom, but you don't need to get this angry even if "Correct the Jovians" is paying you, okay?
>>960974HA jovians? who cares about them? now those earth sphere assholes on the other hand....
>>959715>>959924That is a tremendously optimistic view of medievalish politics.
>>961002this is meim trying to do three quests at a time HELP!
>>961002>I'm tottaly not trying to divert your attention by having you attack Terra so we can focus on the jovians... Nah.STOP BEING OBVIOUS ABOUT IT ELVEN-MATE! DO YOU WNAT TO LOSE YOUR JOB?>>961011I study psychology, bro, so i don't buy some idea just because some pretty girl spilled it out over tears... So i think that we don't know the whole story yet, as things IRL are hardly black and white when we talk about motivations and long term planning...But... Do you want to knows what i think that is the most probable truth here?I think that Tabitha really think that Lori was already screwed from the point that her family died, and would be victim of other noble's schemes sooner or later... So she planned on hijacking her propriety and indirectly vassaling her first to gain more power and to at least protect her from some worse fate, at the same time that she would also protect her lands from falling on the hands of her family political enemies.Then Lori "betrays" her and she gets fully butthurt over it, even if Lori never asked her "help".Most people always have some justificative about how they are "the good guys" for doing what they do, and Tabitha seems too much waifu material to be as unhinged as Fairchild.
>>961089what? think you got the wrong guy."continues to wank about a independent belt"
>>961120Hey, what do you think about the tourney's mechs? Do you have a favorite?>>961089Also...that sounded too snob and smug...What i really meant to say was that Psychology made me became somewhat paranoid with people as i tend to see their vision much more as a subjective interpretation of reality than the objective truth...Hm... That may also be the reason of why i tend to question even things that look obvious, like the involvement of the greenlady on the war, as i feel like i can't confirm anything from just hearing other people's accounts about past events.
>>961166ZAKUTHIS IS A ZAKU BOY!THIS IS A ZAKUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUi just. i just fuckin love zeon, fucken zabis makin it all genocidal and the zaku 2 was great before stupid lasers came about.
>>961176That is good to hear. Hope I am doing the Zaku proud. Actually, with the Dutchman serving as a sort of Zaku II-J type, I was thinking of making a F-type for Space Only. Remove the heavy hydraulics for space hydraulics, use the tubing for coolant for the increased thruster portfolio and add a jetpack to maintain pursuit speed while running and gunning. Keep the weight the same and this baby would have a speed of 16 MA. 8 a move and a jetpack could make it so this thing could move 12 MA a turn and still attack. Going to do some more checking.
>>961259This would be cool to see, i doubt that we would produce many of these, but at least some could be made to open new possibilties and maybe taking our enemies by surprise once the start expecting the use of Dutchmen.
>>960333Uhhh... There is something wrong with the Knight's lance on your pastebin... As for its price it should be either AP or Quick and have WA+1.
>>961488why not?we can make as many dutch man as we wantthough id like one that can go in both space and planet
>>961541That would be the standard model. It's got Heavy Hydraulics which increase it's melee power and lifting capabilities and can work on land and in space. With the standard form it is pretty melee focused since the machine could in theory make great use of options that would otherwise be tricky for it's size and cost. The Dutchman Flying type seems to be different. It's mobility is tailor made for ranged weapons to hit on the run and the extra CP(going from heavy to space frees up 27 or so CP for this machine) means that you could make better options. Or do what I do and give it a max speed of 24 with it's booster pack.
>>961541The Space-variant have its uses, but on the long game the general use version is better for widespread use as we can use it under gravity and it has bonus for melee damage.Also, holding a bit before using the space variant and keeping it under limited production can give us an element of surprise when our enemies become more accustomed to the normal version and start to use tatics to counter them and expect us to use them in battle.Or I'm just being crazy again.>>961574But taking this at consideration, using a space variant against troops expecting the normal version could easily turn the tables on them or at least cost them time enough to adapt that we can use to our favor.>And now I'm imagining Amos leading troops against Dutchmen and having to improvise when his enemies start to fly around at MA 12 while taking hit-and-run tatics instead of going melee.
>>961574cool.what was that one zaku looking thing? the Geara Doga i think? that can be the ace model if you want to make one
>>961614i thought he meant the original was ground onlyalso i would love to see amos have to see that
>>961614Doing a bit of cost checking, the price for the beam machine gun is similar to a fragile 7 kill beam rifle. The machine gun has a range of 8, but the rifle has 11. Mix them up and you have a bunch of light fire weakening the pumpkinseed 2s and fouling up their active shields. All in all, it looks to be cheaper than the standard variant unless I want to finagle with it or give it some small modifier boosts like an ACE system.>>961616Well I technically made a ace model. About 200 points. http://pastebin.com/nb0sR5dg it's got laser fists and eyebeams and all that sort of stuff.
>>961694Also, while we're at it, what do you think about the Buddy?http://pastebin.com/T7H6Us9rAlso, I have an Kaiser-Dutch and a Kaiser MP done in my mind, but it'll take sometime to put them online.
>>961806coolplease do mpgood night my fellows!
>>961817Good night for you too namefriend, sleep well.Also, the knight stats are wrong... It should cost almost as much as a Osano-Wo.
>>961828Assuming that the Lance have Quick or AP and the cost is wrong, the final cost would be 151.3CPAnd if the cost is wrong and the Lance is just a 6K simply piece of metal... The final cost would be 143.3(And I feel like someone already pointed this out before, as I'm getting Dejavu with these numbers...)And anyway, the base weight should be 56,2 tons, and not 50.5tons.>>961817Doing things in this order.>Space Knight Custom.>Knight "Pumpkinseed II Custom">Pumpkinseed Jet>Pumpkinseed Ninja.I've also to start adding the secondary mechs people created for fun into the pastebin, and to put the final versions of the Buddy and the Thunder-something there too.
>>961894>Forgot to add, after these ones I'll do the Kaiser MP and the Kaiser-Dutch.And here is the first onehttp://pastebin.com/QACVeehkOpinions?
>>961529Nope. Read the thing again/
>>961995A 6k Lance without any add-on costs only 3CP.That is what I'm talking about.
>>961996>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.NOPE. Its a copy and paste of Wong's stuff
>>962000Yes, but Wong's is listed the price wrong, even if he wasn't using rules for ammo and such.In Fact, i think that originaly he was going to make it quick or AP and have +1, but he gave up on that and forgot to change it.Also, if he isn't just house-ruling it, mating should add the weight of the two weapons... And clarification on that would be good as the TEMPLAR uses mating too.
>>962004>Yes, but Wong listed the price...Sorry, that was a very bad typo.
>>962004No, his price is right, depending on his rules for ammo. You just aren't reading it correctly.
>>962012No, seriously, just look at the page 31 of the ATM, it is clearly stated that a 6K melee weapon just costs only 3CP if it doesn't have any multipliers.Then in page 36 is listed the price for a 6K projectile gun, which would be 6CP(Plus ammo if we're using that rule...Which we are, because Wong ruled so a few threads ago as he reached the conclusion that it is necessary for balancing ammo issues...)So even if we weren't using the ammo rules, the total result should be 9CP, and then, because of weapon mating, it should have a total of 7Spaces... But as the knight needs to be able to use it with only one hand, another 0,5CP is spent to bring the spaces down to 6, resulting in a 9,5CP, 6 Spaces, 6 tons, Weapon(As mating doesn't halves the weight of its systems... And I don't remember Wong house ruling it even after the Knight.).
Hey guys, i just realized... Whats going to happen with our pilots on the second generation game?And how long will be the time leap?
>>962067I guess they would have moved on with their lives.Some maybe career porates and some may go on with other dreams that drive them
>>962165Some of them are planning to join the Kestrels(Or already have done it), i wonder if we'll see them again or glimpse at what have happened with them along all these years...
RIN IS WORST GIRL.SABER IS ALSO PRETTY SHIT.SAKURA IS OKAY, I GUESS.
>>962165Oh, about that art with Victor and Akai...I was thinking about having it be something like this for the fun factor.>pic relatedAre you okay with this idea?
>>962222>QUADSKEK HAS APPROVED THIS ART!Also,Drawfag has said to me that she will try to draw it in a few hours, so with luck she will have it finished even before the session today.
>>962210I've never watched Fate, is Rin that bad? How bad is she exactly?
>>962234Considering it's a 1 post IP, I think it's just somebody who came in, saw Rin, and decided to shitpost. Especially since anon mentioned Saber and Sakura, neither of whom have appeared in the quest at all.
>>962234She's a stereotypical Tsundere and a colossal bitch. I've never liked her.
>>962234Well, she's a bit of a cliche, the archetypical tsundere. She's not insufferable, though. Kawai a best daughteru.
>>962244>>962248I think the fact that Shiro is an oblivious doormat makes it worse.
>>962254Probably. Her tsundere act wouldn't be so grating if she had someone with some spine to play off of. Meanwhile, Shiro wouldn't seem that bad if he wasn't paired with someone so... aggressive? Is that the right term? Dominating probably would be better.
>>962244>>962248>>962254Isn't Saber the worst one?>Kawai a best daughteru.This one has my blessing.
>>962263Saber is dumb because she has none of the qualities that made King Arthur an interesting or compelling character.The Fate series does nothing but pervert legendary heroes into shitty Characters.
>>962263>Kawaia very good choice for a daughteru
>>962277>DubsAnd she looks very similar to Clemmy, even in personality(although she isn't a psyco... Maybe Clemmy was somewhat like this before the incident.).
>>962267I want to disagree and point out that they at least have some cool designs and fights...But any shounen anime at this point have this kind of things...
>>962267Eh, I liked Gilgamesh once you look a bit further. Oddly enough, I can also see him as a Clemmy or Lori child or Paladin just due to the number of bit weapons he'd have.
>>962267Alexander was fun. And its nice to see some Irish heroes get some screen time even if they always get shafted by luck.
>>962309The Magus Killer is great. That scene where that mage is ranting about his super special defenses right before he just blows up the entire building is great
>>962308Gilgamesh was moderately enjoyable but his bishounen prettyboy design pissed me off.>>962309Alexander was surprisingly good even if he didn't have Bucephalus as his Mount.Irish heroes do deserve more love. Just, not from Nadu. What Type-Moon did with them is pretty shit.
I have a very important question: did we give Peirre back the mohawk we stole from him in the third thread?
>>962822Thats our trophy we earned that. Speaking of we need to be on the look out for some more whenever we fight someone worthy
>>962822Its our bar now so no and we aren't gonna
>>962906pfft.i can't wait for him to realize that the bar is his mohawk.
>>962923Let's be honest. We likely got some Knight bits, the bosun's mask, a picture of the Greenskulls exploding, and at least bits from the slayers we wrecked,
>>963020We should have Rashed's arm too, maybe something from Lori
>>963020allllllllll in the barall of it
>>963029don't forget the head shot immortalized along with Miles shooting the pally and stopping it. Could call the Bar 'The Greatest Hits'
>>963034>'The Greatest Hits'yes. this name is great
>>963031>>963034>>963029Is it bad that I think of the bar as pic related?
>>963034I am in full Favor of calling the Bar trophy collection the Greatest hits
>>961894The Knight's lance is a 6K (base) chunk of metal that does 7K when wielded by a Knight because of the +1 from its arm servos.
>>963058well? is the bar called the greatest hits?
>>963058Hey Wong, gotta question or two for you. What are the major holidays in universe? And any birthdays coming up in quest?
>>962012Basically I was using corebook's rules for ammo and doing what most GMs do when it comes to arrows or bullets or other expendable things that are shot at enemies...handwaving it to an extent. I actually think that a Knight's cannon is the basic Medium (6K) Cannon from the corebook, which might actually cost more because of the ATM, with three spare clips. It would have been helpful if the ATM clarified that its ammo rules are replacing the corebook's version.
>>963064>>963066samewhat's ours and the other b-dayswill we have a holiday special?
>>962297ok. i removed 2 reloads and beta armor from 2 servos. how's it look now
>>962234Honestly? Playing through UBW in college I stopped when Saber became her Servant because I thought of her as a bitchy bisexual tsundere out to steal Shirou's waifu. I continued disliking her for years until I finally read the rest of UBW and subsequently Heaven's Feel in an LP, at which point she became my favorite girl (besides Fuji-nee and Caster). She and Shirou always seemed to have the most...I guess you could say "realistic" relationship, and she also seemed like she was the best for his mental and physical health because she wants to improve him and make his life a little more normal. Of the three, she's the only one who really seems aware of his emotional problems. However, she was a tremendous cunt in the second half of Heaven's Feel. An absolutely tremendous cunt. The biggest problem with Rin is that in her own way she's the protagonist and Shirou is her husbando character and it grates with Saber's serious devotion and Sakura's admittedly cute penchant to worship the ground Shirou walks on.TL:DR Shirou and Rin is the healthiest relationship and probably the best end, but I want a Fuji-nee route.
>>962267Don't talk shit about Assassin.
>>962822No, and Stern made him replace it because he didn't want Pierre becoming obsessed with revenge against Roarke and throwing his life away uselessly.
>>960943Well, I'm getting close.Interesting, I could try those vibroblade katars. Also, I did remember reading the corebook that handheld weapons are assumed to have a no-space no-cost mount somewhere on them, but ditching is also fine.I did try a couple of games, and I might actually lower the MA to 8. An extra 100m doesn't actually feel like much to me, so I could actually try for a pretty small shield.Anyway, v7 will come soon, then.
http://pastebin.com/DB9zJGuaRight then, here is the dutchman F type I talked about. Space only, but it would certainly have it's uses.
>>963064>>963085V-Day is probably an important holiday. Seeing that almost 2/3rds of humanity perished, they would have memorate the day the war ended.
>>963194They would probably celebrate the founding of the CUSS
>>963210littery everyone hates the cussmaybe the founding of the jovian defence whatever the heck it's called though
>>963139On a scale of one to can't breathe how hilarious would it be for bystanders watching him discover what the Rhinehawk's bar counter is made of. Especially if he sat down at it and it didn't click right away.
>>963110did you read or play Fate/Stay Again
>>96323420dear god my sides are in the avalon system!!!!
Fate/Stay Night was a b/tier VN excuse for the author to draw his Saber-waifu and the subsequent sequels are excuses to draw more Saber clonesThere. I said it.
Three questions: two about weight efficiency and one about the parry skill.Suppose you are 40 tons and you want to spend weight efficiency and shave off a ton. Do you do that before you add thrusters or after?Does going down for 40 to 39 tons increase your MV from -4 to -3 or is your MV stuck at -4?As for the Parry roll: if you're using a shield, do you factor in the Mecha Melee skill or only use that skill if you are parrying with a Melee Weapon?
>>963298Saber isn't even Nasu's waifu though, that's Takeuchi's
>>963305After. Weight loss happens at the end, even after modifiers. Do not change MA.Yes it goes down.You can use mecha melee for parry though we also allow it with mecha hand to hand.
Wong here on my phone, captcha is being especially cunty tonight, going to try restarting.
>>963240Reminds me that there was a recent Fate quest that was put on haitus after like three threads. The OP was clearly new, but the players were amusing for the sheer munchkinry they brought to the situation. For example, tracing the weapons/noble phantasm's of the knights of the round table to give saber synergy bonuses. Or applying time alter to Saber.
>>963325>captcha is being especially cunty tonightWhen is it ever not.
>>963337That sounds like fuckery and I wanna see this trainwreck.
Alright, v7 of Buddy. It's getting slower and less killy, but I think I got it to where I want it to be.http://pastebin.com/JEwfSqmMHopefully, I'm not off with the point allocation.
It was easier to get to your room quickly on the old Rhinehawk, but you manage. Loriette is everything you would expect an old-fashioned noblewoman to be, and more. She's a bit shy and demure, less experienced than she tries to pretend, and just a tiny bit demanding in a charming sort of way. Her skin is so soft and so smooth that you would never grow tired of touching it, and despite the war between your systems she clings to you with a passion that speaks of more than loneliness and a desire for warmth. She asks, before you even start, for the lights to stay on, expressing "It is mon wish to look at your face, sweet Rowarc." What you didn't expect was her strength. It's not Clemmy's sheer energetic animal power, but despite her build she's as powerful as an amazon and once your bodies are locked together she's insatiable. Hours fly by, and she still has the energy to talk at the end, when the two of you are curled up naked in bed with the sweat-soaked sheets tossed aside."Rowarc, these creatures on your wall, are they the gods of Jupiter?" She looks up at your posters.You're momentarily taken aback, then shake your head, "No, they're...well, they are sort of gods, but they're far older than the Jovian colonies."She laughs, "Oui? Mon Rowarc is a devotee of le ancient deities, then? A servant of le Old Gods? Ohoho~""The Gods of Rock, maybe." You try to explain."What rock?" She asks innocently, "I knew they were beings of le otherworld just by seeing them, but I do not know of this rock." "I mean music. Real music, back from when it was all about playing from the heart, letting your spirit soar on the vibrations of an electric guitar and feeling your hair blow in the wind." You're slightly unnerved by how little she seems to understand. "Ahhh~" She claps her hands, "Are you a musician, Rowarc? Oh, play for me, will you?" She looks too delighted for you to refuse, so you get out your harmonica and play for her for a while. You never thought of yourself as being all that good, but she seems enraptured by it, not just by the music but by the fact that you're playing for her. It might be some cultural thing, you guess.[Continued]
>>963382cheers anon. Now lets see how bad this shit be.
Eventually, though, duty calls, and several successive bwoops from your phone indicate it's time to get back to work. Naturally, they're all from Miles.'Dude did ur reply get lost or something because u should be praisin me right now''Dude Im serious were gonna be rich' No punctuation from her.'Dude pls dont tell me u dont wana''Dude''Dude cmon''Duuuuuude''Where u hidin im at da bar ur wimin r here so were ru!?!?!?!?!?!?'You heave a long-suffering sigh, and Loriette drapes her arms around your shoulders, "Mon poor Rowarc. Zese minions of yours, they give you no rest, non?" "Ain't no rest for the wicked." You inform her, "And money don't grow on trees, I've got bills to pay, mouths to-" You don't manage to say more than that before she kisses you, and doesn't pull away for a very long time."Mouths for that, non?" She smiles shyly, "Mon gallant rogue, I will be alright. Do your robbings...but be safe! I will be INTEMPERATE if you are harmed by le authorities." The two of you have some trouble finding all of your clothes, but eventually you're dressed again, and you manage to resist the urge to push her against the wall and get another round in by sheer force of will. Finally, you message Miles back.'Sounds good, details?'[Continued]
>>963414Man, trolling miles would be an artform if it wasn't so easy to begin with.
>>963427i know right?she's so easy to prank!
'Baaaaar' Is her only reply.Oh, the things you do for the sake of credits.You make your way to the bar. It's a lot bigger and a lot more ornate than the old one. The First Mate's original mask covers one wall, with the twisted saber-arm Rashad nearly blew open your microfusion generator core with displayed above it. The Bosun's much smaller, human-scale mask hangs behind the bar, which is still made from the scarlet mohawk of Pierre's original Pumpkinseed.Maya is working as bartender tonight, presumably to give Brunhilde some time off. She smiles and waves at you as you make your way over, then puts two fingers in the corners of her mouth and whistles loudly enough to make you wince. Miles stands up from the Bluegill Joe machine and starts making her way over, somehow managing to look both amused and grumpy at the same time."Ey, fuck you Dude. You know I was about to send a search party after you?" She says without much rancor as she takes a seat on the stool next to you and holds up two fingers to Maya. The cheerful blonde comms officer fetches you each a beer, then spots Avi coming in and runs out from behind the bar with a happy squeal to go meet him. Your First Mate watches her go with a smile, "Hard to believe Avi's the mature one. Good for them." She opens her beer, "Anyway, where were you?""My room." You respond succinctly, opening your own beer and taking a sip."Doing what? Karen's in the mechbay and the other three are somewhere in here. Samantha was doing a little project and the others...I'm not sure, Sam and Karen are the only two I'm friends with. Look at what Sammy made, isn't it nice?" She nods towards a sign hanging over the bar. It's made from real wood, engraved with an artful border pattern and the words 'The Greatest Hits Bar' in a stylish but still legible hand. The words seem to have been burned in with a laser cutter on low power, dark and neat. "Doing things." You respond with cheeky brevity.She glares sidelong at you, "I'd kick your ass if Lieutenant Butcher and Miss Martian weren't lurking somewhere around here.""Lucky me. Tell me about the job." You insist.She rolls her eyes, "Well, I know it's a bitch move robbing a colony that's just been bombed, but the Europan Museum of Culture was one of the targets these terrorist fuckholes hit. As it happens, it was hosting this exhibit..." She pushes a flyer across to you, and you pick it up."'Auric Treasures of Ancient Terra'" You read, flipping it open and reading through, "It's a collection of relics from Earth?" "Yep. Gold, mostly, but there are a lot of other precious materials." She nods.You glance at her, disappointed, "It's just gold."[Continued]
I was tired and dozed off into sleep right when I got home...I'll try to answer everybody and go after the drawfag to make sure that she doesn't escape today, just wait a little...But in advance, Buddy-anon, I wasn't talking about erasing your weapons out of your sheet, the "Dropping" thing is a rule about changing weapons mid-combat... Look at the combat between Roarke and Oda, I clearly remember that weaboo doing that.
"'Bluh bluh it's just gold I'm a big dumb ginger who doesn't know the value of art'" Miles mimics you sarcastically, "So what if gold is more common now than it used to be? These are relics from Ancient Terra, some of them donated by ACTUAL TERRANS. Others come from the Reformed Catholic Church, others from private collectors. We're not going to fucking melt them down, Dude, it doesn't matter if they're made of gold or palladium, their worth comes from them being all historical n'shit. Antiques. TERRAN antiques. How much do you think an Eggipan sarcoughapus is worth when there isn't even an Eggip anymore?""Egyptian. Sarcophagus." You correct her, admiring the picture of the gold-inlaid tomb and its jewels, "So let me guess, because the museum was hit...""...They're moving the exhibit, yeah." Miles becomes more animated discussing the job, "I had time to do some research while you were 'busy'. The exhibit is being transferred to a triple-secure site somewhere on Palatine.""We're not robbing Palatine, that's the colony the Jovian seat of government is on, we'd be fighting the Praetorian Guard." You're adamant on that front. An assault on Palatine is a great way for the Senate or Chairman to decide that Wels-classes need to be diverted to deal with you."Damn fucking straight Dude. No, we're not hitting Palatine." She gets out her PC and displays a route chart. Too short for warp jumps, it looks like a sublight path between two of the Jovian colonies. "We're hitting them during the transit."[Continued]
>>963619Yup, so what are the odds of a single Praetorian Guard and the Pope's Swiss Guard elites escorting the exhibit?
>>963680Better be sounds like a fun fight, plus a chance to dissect their machine for upgrades
>>963680you know. i mean you think in a "oh crap" kind of way.but i just readPraetorian Guard and the Pope's Swiss Guard elite money bagsbecause there will be so much loot if that's the case
>>963680Either that or something else. Well, We have our Arm bits so it should make things easier.
So anyone else think we should dump at least half the money into charity for orphans?
"The relics...and because the Museum of Culture is according to the holonet apparently every rich fucker's second-favorite favorite place to donate their surplus wealth there are a fucking ton of relics...are being transported on an old-fashioned Megamule barge." She displays an image of a ship, long and flattish with a plump belly. It's one of the few remaining Bucephalus-made ship patterns still in service, an unapologetic mass-cargo-hauler."Of course, their maneuverability is complete fucking shit, so they need a tugboat to manage casting off and docking. That's where we come in. Or rather, you. See, you're going to be on that tugboat." She looks inordinately pleased with herself, "I've already set things up to have the Harmonium ambush the actual transport they hired, which is currently en-route back from Mars. I technically need your approval, but I figured you wouldn't mind." She messes with her PC more, and the holoscreen displays a bog-standard transport ship, with no mechbay to make room for additional cargo. Seeing it, and realizing just how much more cargo space on the barge there is, you check the flyer again and whistle at just how large the exhibit turns out to be. Of course, the Museum of Culture is huge, they're proud of the fact that it's almost impossible to see everything in one visit even if you arrive at opening and stay until it closes, but still they must have opened up an entire wing for this, "We absolutely can't conceal more than two mecha, and before you tell me how smart I am or act like a dick and ask how I know, Karen did all the math and engineering and was pretty insistent two is the maximum. One is obviously gonna be the Kaiser. It's our top mech and the best suited for any escort mecha the barge has. If we're lucky, just having you show up in it and make poses will be enough to get everyone to surrender, and then we just...fly off with the gold. What can go wrong? Anyway, the second mech and its pilot are gonna be your backup, we'll keep it deactivated unless we absolutely need it, but you're the boss and I figure you should pick your own wingman.">[Who will you take as your backup?]
And to give you guys time to argue over that decision, NOW Wong shall feed. Game resumes in one hour, choose your destiny!
>>963123Nasu's Fixation with Hassan-i-Sabbah is dumb. Sasaki was cool though.
>>963755Hell no, that money should go to rebuilding Psyche and getting us more mechs>>963758Lets bring Rosita, she's good crowd control for Mooks and can fight aces on her own if need be
>>963298Ironically, Nasu wanted Shirou to be a girl and the three routes were going to be King Arthur, Gilgamesh and Cu Chulainn.
>>963758Hmmmm.. Sammy is good, same with Rosita since they both are skilled with support. Moe's machine is too collateral heavy with those muskets, but it's sturdier and quite capable. If this was a japanese exhibit I would say take Oda.In the end, I would say Rosita for this. Blast guns of that level can allow for hitting a lot of enemies at once and we did leave her behind during the Psyche Raid.
>>963758Sam as primary, because having a sneaky suit to help recon is always a good idea.Rosita as seconday, because her Shadow Imager is a force multiplier if we decide to go loud.
>>963758hmmmeither the swordfish or the Zulfiqar also what is the stats for the sword fish?because if we can turn his lance at even a small ranged weapon i vote for that.if not the Zulfiqar
>>963758Either Sam or Red would be our best back-up for this mission Red's mech is good for ranged back up for the Kaiser if we need it and she is a veteran in Solo raidsSam's Betta's stealth is handy in most situations and it has a ASP and Target Analyzer (Yes I know the Kaiser has those functions as well) that can come in handy, especially when combined with Sam's tactical knowledge
>>963758guy's this is a back up not a support.there only going to help if things go tits up
>>963797It's Kaiser and one other.
>>963826So why are you picking a melee specialist or a machie with AOE when our job is to safely capture a vessle full of priceless treasure? If we are going to have a second, have one that can fire at range or sneak up or at least cover our weak spots. If they have anti melee defenses, bringing MORE standard melee is a bad idea.
>>963847i asked if the swordfish got a ranged weaponthe zulfizar has dual energy shot guns by the way.besides i want some mentor apprentice bonding moments!
>>963826Sam then. She can help scout out the opposition and serve as immediate backup to take out snipers. Also, this raid can serve as her formal initiation into the Iron Kestrels.
>>963758Rosita I think
>>963860Aren't the stats in the Rogue's Gallery? Which, by the way, I need to update. The S-Swordfish in THAT form had its melee lance and a big bladed shuriken drone for ranged combat, plus it's fast (faster than the Kaiser, even) and does huge damage on a charge. Even huger if, when I finish making its upgraded version, I decide to go with strapping an external booster pod to it for truly gratuitous Ave Caesar action.
>>963874You have to link to Wong or he won't count it
Alright, general consensus seems to be on either Samantha or Rosita. Choose one of those two. I'm doing it this way so third-candidate votes don't get wasted.
>>963879you haven't really updated the rouge gallery muchalso i was asking if you could give the lance cannon feature the knits have to the sword fish for range
>>963860The Swordfish's range option is a simple throwing weapon. It's not high damage and not very long range. The swordfish's main strength is it's charge after all. As for Moe, his guns have wide angle. That means they hit multiple targets in range and do not stop. That means that if the mechs are in front of the ship, it hits the ship too.. which can crit and blow it up.Rosita's range and burst means she can hit multiple enemies and rip them to shreds or soften them up without hitting the ship. If we wish to bond with the two, a solo+1 mission like this with fragile cargo isn't the best chance.
>>963889Rosita, we're going to go out guns blazing. And while we're facing whatever ace we someone to deal with the mooks
>>963034This was a great idea, you're a genius anon.>>963058So the Knight is 143CP... huh, almost tourney level.>>963066It costs only 0.6 more, almost no difference, and the fact about it being mated easily weight down this fact.Also, mating doesn't halve the weight... Are we house ruling that? Because if so, Avalonanon is probably going to have to change his TEMPLAR again...>>963092Let me give it a look, but i think that i mentioned in another thread that by doing so you would fix everything...But didn't I mentioned a better option? This one sounds a little harsh, and I remember mentioning at least a few ways of getting to 140CP.>>963110Thats very interesting... Thanks for your attention Wong, I'm still deciding on if i should watch it not, as I have some friends that liked it... But most people say that it's just pure crap.>>963146Vibroblade katar are very cool.What I was referencing was the fact that putting a weapon away costs one action if you aren't just letting it go to float in space for a while mid-combat... And that by having two-handed weapons on your hands(like your rifle) makes it so that you can only parry with them... And thats a VERY BAD idea while using a rifle, so, when your opponent got closer, you'd have to "Drop" the rifle and get the katars/daggers out to be able to block his melee, and it would make more sense to have inbuilt dagger for that to free you from having to drop them when you went for the rifle again... Undestood?I'll give a look to your new robot before the end of this session too... But in advance I can tell you that opting for a shield makes you more resistant, but not really a tanker and still won't solve all of your problems with same-level mechs... While reducing your damage output doesn't change much for mooks but could a make some difference on more tankish mechs, and scraping your interservo and dagger takes away most of your melee damage output (that was almost as high as the Walkure punches and could even scrap some same-level mechs if you survived for a whole turn and managed to connect all of your hits).>>963187Dutch senpai, you made it again, this is just awesome, and I can already imagine our enemies faces when we turn their expectatives against them when the time for the debut of this little wonder finally comes.Also, I believe that my drawfriend is either asleep or without internet for today... So I will have to apologize to you guys and try to speak with her tomorrow...
>>963889>Rositai don't think that sam has any range.all she had was the pile bunker right?
>>963889Rosita. Range is what we need for our second, not more melee.
>>963899No. First, because Caesar is a melee specialist. One of the reasons he and Clemmy get along is because they both filled the same role in their SOUL squad, a reliable close-combat monster to lock down enemies. He doesn't really do ranged combat.
>>963899>>963930Oh, oops, I forgot my second point. Unless I made it a Fragile beam cannon, it would add too much weight if it was enough gun to be a meaningful alternative to the lance.>>963913Yes, dual shock pile bunkers.
>>963930ah. gotchany way to get him a road hog hook? (over watch for any but that doesn't know) or something
>>963941The grapple is not really a good weapon for Caesar since it's the sort of thing that meshes badly with his fighting style. See, Caesar gets massive buffs to his charge since he can use his lance for it. So any enemy that is in full move range of him is going to have a bad time even if they parry. Entangle weapons are heavy and costly and that weight would get in the way of his 'I'm going to charge at you for yes damage' strategy.
>>963758>What can go wrong?Ask that question again and I will take your gun away.
>>963758Rosita is obviously the best choice here.First, because of the fact that Sam is no damage dealer.Second... When need to spend more time with her and give her space to shine to compensate for leaving her behind in our last legendary-ancient-french-cheese-lost-in-a-cave-two-thousand-years-ago-Milk run....But you guys already know that she will be pissed if we don't let her get out of the box, right?
>>963981yeah we haven't went with rosita in a mech battle yet.while i'm thinking about it, the only real way to beat a archon kaiser match up would be to go the way of the branagan and throw a bunch of body's until we run out of food or water or something because we would be nere next to invincible.
>>963860Also,>zulfizarHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA.Never change my avalonian brethen, you're doing me proud.>>963965This is pure truth.>>963973Calm down friend, don't you want to fight with the 48 Pumpkinseeds II of the Praetorian Guard too?(I don't remember the number exactly but it was something near this and Wong already mentioned them in the past, so yes, I think that its quite possible that we are going to go agaisnt them today.)
>>963981also this kind of heist is right up her allay
>>964002Personally, I'm hoping for some Palomino 2s
>>964002HEYdon't you DARE insinuate that! i was born in the belt, i have lived in the belt and i will die in the beltTHAT'S why i don't know how to spell that stupid word! i'm not no martian!
>>964005alley. i can not spell today, I have teh dumb.
>>963758Wait.WAIT.WAIT.WAIT.WAIT.WAIT.This is either a trap or inside-job from a insider faction to take away the relics to themselfs.If it was Fairchild behind the bombing... The Museum bombing probably was planned by her too... And then she would get all the relics in a perfect spot for her new black-ops crew to rob them and use them for funding...Am I crazy?And would that change anything? I say that we should do it anyway, who cares if it is 40 elite mooks and one officer or 50 elite mooks, 2 officers and 200 harpies? Right?
>>964035yes you are crazy. but we love you anyway
>>964035either way we're ripping someone's ass in halfi don't care which
>>964002The Praetorian Guard (also called the Planetary Guard in some earlier threads, and it's also an applicable title they might be called in-setting sometimes too) also has a surprisingly competent commander.
>>964042We already know its christmas cake.
>>964042gasp! ramba ral!i hope
>>964035All I am hearing from you is 'cash or CP' with a healthy chance of both along side 'how high can our record of beaten machines go?'.
So would the mona lisa and other priceless earth paintings be included on this transport
You have selected Rosita Kim as your wingman. A good choice, Kaiser and Archen make a good fighting pair in an Ornstein and Smough sort of way (although Kaiser and Betta infinite stunlock is hilarious too). I'm also hearing a lot of courage, and that's good, courage is good.
>>964090Roarke Starwind will never die!
>>964090my shadow run has reached level 2shit gunna go down boys and girls.also wong how does bruce like junk rat and roadhog? because i just had that though and then i laughed
>>964016>>964005ITT: The Avalonian-Kestrel faction can't spell what it isn't french.>>964038>>964040>ITT: The Avalonian-Kestrel faction is BEST faction.JOIN US TODAY!>>964042>>964042>>964046>>964047We already know its Ramba Ral......But Christmas cake would be absurdly funny to see again.>Roarke shows himself>"AHHH!Roarke Starwind!Long time no see! Have you been eating well? How is my that lovely fluffyboy?">"We can talk later, I've come to save you guys from the new guys.">"Wha-Who?!">Not!Greenskulls appear>"NOBODY EXPECTS THE GREEN INQUISI-Wait, is that the Black Ogre!?">"Oh, before I forget, my protection fee is your ship, all inside of it, and you and your whole crew as my prisioners. *proceeds to kickass of all of the Fairchild's mooks and the Praetorian guard*">>964048I can't hear you over the sounds of the new "Roarkes and Red Siren do a duet while kicking the asses of the entire Praetorian guard and the new terrorist-pirate fleet" holovid.
>>963910You know what, I think I'm gonna pit v6 and v7 against each other. Whoever wins 3 out of 5, that's the one I pick.
>>964096Bruce has never even heard of them.
>>963889Rosita. Anons and namefags make convincing arguments above. Also as a precaution, we have the Rhinehawk to coast in at a rendevous point just in case.
>>964106awwwwwwwwdo any of the old games like tf2 and cod still even exist?
>>964102>...But Christmas cake would be absurdly funny to see again.try this:>The aide smiles indulgently, “Where you left her. Can you blame Rebecca for not wanting to come back to the nest after what happened? By the way, idiot or not, you should try to at least make nice with Regina Hatsheput now that she's been promoted to running the Planetary Guard. That's the personal guardian force of the Chairman himself we're talking about.” She strokes the General's hair as she talks.
>>964102kestal-martian you fool!they will help gain us independencethen later will will take all between the belt and the sun!
>>964090Now I am picturing some kids playing a sim game."Alright, just remember that these two are a damn beast and try not to cheese them or we will lose.""Don't worry guys, I brought the S-Slinger!"And thats how three casuals got their asses handed to them by the Black Ogre and Archen.
>>964102i followed your advice and got rid of beta armor on the arms and got rid of 2 of my reloads
Samantha would be useful, you have to admit. She's serious, competent, her ability to cloak her mecha is incredibly useful...and yet, there's only one person you can really think of bringing along on an incredibly daring small-scale raid for actual, physical treasure in an age of credits. There's only one person who could understand the significance of real gold doubloons, of physical wealth that can be held in one's hands. Your mind was made up from the beginning, "Miles, do you have any other business on this colony? If not, we're warping to Auditorium immediately."Much to your surprise, Miles smiles and gives you a gentle punch on the arm, "You're such a romantic. It's Red Siren, right?"You roll your eyes, and smack her hand away, "I'm thinking tactically."Miles counter-smacks your smacking hand, "Dude, how long have we been friends? Trust me, it's the right kind of date to take her on." She chugs the rest of the beer and neatly spikes the container into the nearest trash receptacle, "Speaking of which, Richard's not feeling well. I'm gonna go make sure he's sleeping alright. Where's Maya? I'll need soup when he wakes up and she's good at soup." The small woman swaggers away, waving farewell to you casually.You finish your beer as well, but as you turn to go, you notice an odd convocation. Sitting at one of the booths along the wall are Samantha, Fatima, and Clemmy. They seem to be having a very intense conversation. Samantha looks pensive, making a lot of short, sharp nods, her gaze serious and hawkish. Clemmy is bristling, and Fatima looks downright angry. She has a scowl you haven't seen since the days when your conversations were carried out from opposite sides of the plasteel door of a cell in the Rhinehawk's brig. >[Investigate]>[Quieeeetly sneak past]
>>964159>Sneakily listen to the conversation
>>964159>[Quieeeetly sneak past]Time to be Snake.
>>964159>>[Quieeeetly sneak past]i dont want to die to day
>>964159Well, I can guess what this is about. Could turn badly no matter if we sneak away or not.
>>964159>>[Investigate]What could possibly go wrong?
>>964174>>964177Roarke isn't a giant coward though
>>964159And this is why you don't fuck veggies. Melons you can get away with, but not veggies.
>>964182maby she found out about this black ops thing? and ts not that we thoroughly seduced the french women
>>964105Also, I've just redone your math again.Your mech has a base weight of 39,5tons and a final cost of 130CP.Where you screwed up? Forgot to take away the 0,5tons from your new weaker weapon and to remove the weight of the dagger you didn't had anymore.Also, you caculated the price of your weapon wrong, it was 25.8, not 26.1.And because of all that combined, your MA price went up one point more than it should be.So... the v7 is cheaper than the v6 by 10CP.>>964131It is... Finally ready...>Akai stares at the end result of all of her constant suggestions and lessions on the workings of mechas... And the other 90% of hardwork done by the Avalonian mechanics helping Victor with it too.>...A few hours later Victor finds her hugging the 「TEMPLAR」right feet while sleeping, only wearing a swimsuit like she always do when working with these things, and coiled in a blanket left by some kind-hearted mechanic or passerby.Are you satisfied with the end result? we can still tweak it a little if you want.Also, change:>Total weight: 42.2 Tons (39.2 tons with weight efficiency 5 CP)To:>Total weight: 42.2 Tons (39.7 tons with weight efficiency 5 CP)And thats it.
>>964159>[Investigate]We've to make papa proud and follow the old family tradition of black-ops.
>>964244Oh joy, math.Well, what do...wonder if I can lower the shield one or two more levels, get that second dagger back, and interservo melee link again.
>>964192They found out about the "eating vegetable" thing, and think that Lori is sporing Roarke while following some shady Avalonian masterplan.
>>964262Oh, before i forget.You have 5 Missiles, not 6, okay?6 with +2 would be 7.2CP, and would screw your math.
>>964272there's no master plan. just some passionate fun times
You casually saunter in the general direction of the door via a route that takes you in the general direction of their table, doing you're best to avoid looking like you're looking. It reminds you of the feeling of skimming along a ship's hull and trying to avoid the scything light of turret fire. You do your best to remain casual and listen in."I understand, and I apologize. This was all a result of my lack of vigilance, Pierre and I were training with Mohammed and Merrow in the sims. Please forgive me, sisters." Samantha bows her head slightly, looking contrite.Fatima still looks radiantly angry, but a smile of unquestionable pride crosses her face, "You're a dutiful and well-mannered warrior, Samantha. It wasn't your fault, your brother is family too, I understand why you're trying to spend time with him." She reaches across the table to pat the Europan girl's hand, "We've all been busy, that's how this lapse happened. You had your brother to worry about, I had my father's colonies, Karen is...consuming a truly worrying about of those energy sodas and has been working nonstop for days. And as for Clementine...""I can't believe such a dirty trick!" Clemmy, sitting next to Fatima, bursts out, slamming her fist down on the table. "She started crying! His eyes were full of compassion and heart, I had to let him go! I didn't think she was going to snooker him the moment he was out of my protection! My poor, innocent Roarke..." She drops her face into her hands, shaking her head in despair.The sight has you so taken aback that you don't spot Samantha's grey-green eyes on you as you walk past. She stands gracefully, casually hooking her arm through yours, "There you are. Why don't you sit down for a while? Join us." She squeezes, just a little, with a fierce light in her eyes.>[Yes dear]>[N-no I have to work]
>>964345>>[Yes dear]we are going to dieeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
>>964345>>[N-no I have to work]>Love to but I'm just about to go steal a bunch of gold and jewels. Plenty to help fund the wedding. And I never got you girls rings. I'm such a terrible husband. Oh look at the time gotta run.Deflect deflect deflect
>>964345>>[Yes dear]We have only ourselves to blame. Man, why can't warming the body be cuddles, a nice blanket and watching Jesus fuck up on national television?
>>964373it's what i thought is was honestly.
>>964367Welp, I'll second this, but I think we're gonna get outnumbered.
>>964345>>[Yes dear]this should be good
>>964384Have to link it to Wong if you want it to count though
>>964345Going for >>964367
>>964262Also, i forgot to add the 1CP for the space reduction of the Bazooka...That would leave you at 131.1CP.And you'd need 10,5CP to bring the dagger back.But the weight would go up and put you under -4MV.Well... you could remove 2Kills from the shield.Now 128.6CP/38.5Buy dagger and interservo(+10,5CP/1,5tons)Now total is 139.1/40tons)And then use 0,8CP to bring the weight down by 0,4tons.Total CP 139.9/39.5 tons.Then you move your storage from the torso to your head or another servo and mount the "Bazooka"(now a missile pack) on your torso.then mount your daggers as katar inside each arms.Wait, the shield will take one space from one of them...Well... you could remove one kill from your head instead of using weight efficiency... and then use the resulting point to buy space efficiency on the katars.
>>964407Running away from them will not help and won't fix the situation. Like I said, we have ourselves to blame and I warned you about this.
>>964345>[Yes, dear]Time for popcorn.
>>964416I'd rather we did it after the mission. Its kind of time sensative it seems
>>964345>>[Yes dear]"Please dont kill me"
She grips your forearm, and you feel her fingers press in just slightly. For a moment, you think she's going for a pressure point, but then you realize she's feeling for your pulse. You feel your heartbeat speed up in response, and take a deep breath. It never struck you as a good idea to lie to a former intelligence officer anyway, "I can spare a few minutes." You say, your throat just a little dry. You gesture for her to sit down ahead of you, so that she'll have the wall-side seat, making it possible to escape without climbing over her, but she's wise to that game too, with a shake of her head as precise and deliberate as the arc of a headsman's axe, "After you, Roarke. You're easier to lean on when you're in a corner, anyway." She lets you digest that while sitting you down, and then sitting down herself in the end seat."Good evening, my husband-to-be." Fatima says coldly, steepling her fingers on the table, "As I was saying, Clementine has a very pure heart...unlike a certain wolf I know, so I must disagree with her opinion that there is no culpability on the part of a certain Admiral. You are no innocent little lamb, are you Roarke?" Her eyes narrow slightly.There are no storms in space, but suddenly you understand how ancient mariners felt when they saw those iron-grey clouds on the horizon, and heard the soft rumble of thunder.>[Yes I am]>[No I am not]
>>964429ship still needs to get to auditorium to pick up rosita. That will take time.
>>964416If we wait until the end of the mission we could get Rosita on our side before talking to our very angry wifes, as if I'm not mistaken, Rosita is the the closest thing to a friend that Lori have among them.
>>964436>>[No I am not]If we blame this on Lori she's in for a bad time.
>>964436>Maybe?The harem was a mistake.
>>964436>[Yes I am]i'm as pure as snow thank you very mutch(make jokes to de escalate!)
>>964429You have time, I wouldn't dick you over that way.
>>964436>[No I am not]Best not to lie with a human lie detector on our ass.
>>964400Well, I lowered the damage on the Bazooka and lowered the shield, too.See if the math adds up here. http://pastebin.com/UmiRzVwy>>964436>[No I am not]
>>964452Sry anon. This aint that anime genre.
>>964436>[No I am not]>Use all your cool.
Rolled 8 + 16 (1d10 + 16)Testing out the dice tonight, we might need them soon
>>964436>>[No I am not]
>>964436>>[No I am not]Good intentions that went astray sadly. Wanted to help, but the spirit was weak. (not going to lie, still thought we would cuddle instead of straight for the sex. Curse you Roarke and your virility and eternal swag!)
>>964436>[No I am not, But can anyone who has killed say they are?]
>>964461didnt we just spend a lot of luck? we are just screwed
>>964436>[Yes I am]Time to escalate!It was the spores that made me do it!
Rolled 5 + 16 (1d10 + 16)>>964462Can beat all but the highest check. Dice gods know you cant seduce your way out if this one.
>>964462We are counting on you Thunder.>>964469Nah, we still have some.>>964472Lets NOT do that.>>964457>I suggest some simple solutions.>He changes his weapons portfolio and makes me do all the math again.Here we go again...
>>964436No, I am not, I am willing to accept up to 24 percent of the blame on this, the rest being chalked up to the fact that you all KNOW my immediate response to a crying woman is to make her feel better. And, you know, when all you have is a hammer...
Also, can I ask you guys something?Is there anyone here who sincerely belives on being able to win the Tourney? If so, why are you so confident?
"Of course not, but I'm glad Clemmy was willing to speak in my defense." You keep your cool. You don't stutter, you don't get flustered, you're Admiral Roarke Starwind and you have your shades on. That's the kind of man you are. "This isn't an innocent line of work I'm in."Samantha squeezes your forearm slightly. Fatima smiles just a tiny bit, sighing, "At least you're honest about what you are. I'm sure you know what we're talking about. What you did today, with the Green Man worshipper.""Who is certainly a modified human, and we have no idea what she was actually built to do." Samantha points out.Clemmy just stares at you with big, sad eyes.Fatima pats her on the head to console her, "We're worried about you, Roarke. All three of us."The other two nod in unison.>[I'm fine]>[You should be worried about me]
>>964494i kinda expect to not even make it out of round 1. I don't know why, I just feel that way.
>>964494the... valkyrie ? i think it was? the one with a shadow imager. mainly because if it gets close it can one shot if used right
>>964503>[I'm fine]>I'm still me, same bad jokes and all>>964494Why even compete if you don't believe you can win
>>964503>[You should be worried about me]But not OVERLY worried. So far, she's seemed like nothing but an honest woman, and if nothing else she actually seems willing to believe that the green men were NOT, as a people, kind and peaceful. Because of that, I'm willing to trust her, but I'm not a complete idiot, and I know that nobody would know better than all of you if I started acting like a sympathizer myself or showing any signs of being spored. Do I believe she's doing so? not in the slightest, but...I acknowledge there is at least a small risk.But worded far better by someone else, I am tired.
>>964503>>[You should be worried about me]
>>964484Well, we can both suffer together. If V8 doesn't work, then I'll do what you suggest. It's just me being stubborn to what I had imagined in my head.Also, as for this >>964494 it would be nice, but I consider this more of a test of my math skills, admittedly bad. Then again, I think I may have been rounding stuff to the tenths place too fast.Plus I wanna see how far it can go.>>964503>[I'm fine]
>>964503>"Why i just have a Brazilian in my head that loves sleeping with the enemy"
>>964494Ehhh, sorta? Made a lot of load outs and balanced them, but my main goal is to simply have fun fights and showcase what I made. If I lose in a fisticuff fight in the first round against the Walkure, so long as it was a good, fun fight I do not mind.>>964503>>[I'm fine]Thank you for the concern. I was worried as well about spores and am willing to be checked just in case. It's good to know I have people who have my back as my wives.
>>964503>>[I'm fine]but>[You should be worried about me]i mean i am a pirate that goes into battle every other day
>>964503>[I'm fine]>But you should be worried about me, it is no mystery that my life isn't exactly what you can call safe... But I what can I say in my defense? I wouldn't be myself if didn't always live in the danger zone.
>>964521>implying that I'm not the spore-voices in his head.Remember that I wasn't caring about it until he started to interact frequently with Lori...
>>964494Lightning McClintock does. Anything less dishonors and disrespects what he has achieved so far.
>>964518I'm proud of you kouhai, It works.Just remember to buy 0,25 in space efficiency fo the katar that is mounted on the same arm as the shield.So end result would be 139.9CP.Okay?
>>964131The final version of the Templar is already up in the pastebin.
Also, can we give Clemmy a hug, she's got big sad puppy dog eyes and I have this great need to hug her.
"I'm absolutely fine." You hold up a hand to forestall interruption, "But it isn't a bad thing for you to be worried. I'm a little relieved, actually. The women I love, looking out for me. I'm touched. So far, Loriette seems to be exactly what she seems, an honest and sincere woman with a lot of pride and the occasional clash between our cultures. She even denounced the other Green Men and was horrified by the atrocities they committed during the War. Believe me, believe IN me, that is the reason I am willing to trust her." Your smile becomes a grin, "Like you said, I'm not an innocent little lamb, I know how to handle myself."Samantha and Fatima exchange glances, Samantha speaks first, "Roarke, we're not worried about her intentionally hurting you.""I really doubt she would, she seems smitten. Us, she would be happy to hurt." Fatima glowers at the thought of smitten Loriette, "But she doesn't have to intend it. Think about what the Green Men are, what they do."Clemmy nods, "It isn't just that she might...I don't know, turn into a giant flower and start sending off spores or something, or that her ribcage will open up into a giant mouth and bite you or something like that. Caesar and I talked while you were busy. He told me about what happened to poor Naomi in a l'il more detail, and Fatima confirmed it, right? I think he was blocking the implications out a little, but you're older than he is, you'll get it quicker.""Naomi Heim killed six people who were her teammates, maybe even people she knew, just a few minutes before." Fatima states it plainly, "She butchered them."Clemmy shakes her head, "I'm not sure there's any way for her to go back to the UJCIDF after that.""Just from what I heard from Caesar during the sim training, I noticed that she went from being mentally prepared to fight an army of Avalonian mecha and Harpies to quietly following at the heels of the first Paladin that came along." Samantha adds quietly, "Do you understand? The Countess could truly, absolutely love you one second, and then tear your heart out the next, all in response to some undetectable signal." [Continued]
>>964506That depends on who you end up with in the first round... But don't be so pessimistic kouhai, Isn't there anyone here that you could defeat?>>964507Huh... Maybe I didn't worded it right, but by now you probably already got It.>>964512Don't ask me, Avalonanon can probably give you a better answer.>>964518You have an interesting design... But I say this to almost everyone... Well, at least you're the only Morgan II here and have a pretty unique weapon portfolio with balanced options to all sorts situations.And I want to see how far it will go too.>>964522I'm participating for almost the same reasons... But I also think that I may have a chance at winning AND just love to make mechs....Even if sometimes I'm too tired and I feel that I'm going to fall uncounscious with that many numbers...>>964572So... You have total faith that you will simply one-shot all of your opponents by rushing on them and going full battoujutsu?>pic unrelated
>>964629It's why I want to get into a proper fisticuff match with you first before fighting the others. Win or lose it will be a good fight. Sort of like this one, really https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aNSNwl9o7s even has the weird overly dramatic space noble!
>>964629I fully expect to end up in a bad match up or lose initiative and get a face full of missiles before I even get to make an action The Wraith is not built to stare down an opponent and then charge at each other, probably more so than most of the other mechs
>>964628...am I the only one who that legitimately did not occur to until this moment? Like, my mind filed that under "clone bullshit" and didn't even consider it might be a response built into paladins, too...
>>964629Final setup here. http://pastebin.com/Z8nsjgsJAlso, I actually tried fighting V6 and V7, it was interesting.4 matches, both tied:-V7 wins first one due to V6 losing every weapon-V6 wins second one due to megacrit to torso-V7 wins third due to cockpit stab-And V6 wins after them fighting each other with katars for 5 straight turns because they were chipping each other's armor, scoring hits on their sensors, and V6 got the final hit in. Got one of his katars jammed, though.
>>964666It was something I pondered. A easy kill switch or sense of submission, but not to the same extent as the clones.