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    253 KB TG Quest 18: Blades and Barad-dur. OP 11/10/11(Thu)00:23 No.16902450  

    Last thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/16899605/

    You are the command crew of the Transpace Guard Ship, The Oncoming Storm. For the last day you have traveled across Middle-Earth, hunting down items of power to aid you not only in your short term goal of gaining a Lesser Ring of Power, but in your overarching mission to stabilize space-time for this region, and to investigate the Event. Thanks to some quick thinking, lucky rolling, and good planning, these efforts have resulted in weal rather than woe. You have managed to gain your items, but the time has come to infiltrate Barad-dur and steal one of the last remaining Dwarf-Rings of Power.

    You must finalize your plans and gather your party before venturing forth.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)00:26 No.16902472
    Magic weapon deployment:
    Ringil - Darius
    Anguirel - Star-Lord
    Nameless Sword - Demoman
    Voiceless Spear - Knight Inductor
    Gurthang - Knight Inductor (to flash it around but not actually use it; it needs to be reforged before use)

    Distraction Team will attack Barad-dur from the front. Team to be composed of KI Team 1, X-COM veterans, Mobile Infantry, Star-Lord, Darius, BLU Team.
    Egon to use ghost trap circuitry to create a Containment Box that will nullify the Ring's powers.

    Stealth Team to be beam into the back of Barad-dur after the attack has started and we see Sauron's attention has shifted, via Al'Kesh which will be cloaked.
    They will sneak in, find a Ring, and use a transporter beacon so that the EMH can arrive and put a Ring into the Containment Box.
    Beam out if possible, sneak out and get onto Al'Kesh if not.

    Have Overlord dropship with mechs on standby to assist in the distraction.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)00:27 No.16902479
    One more alteration:
    Have the Overlord and the Leopards come down a short distance from the front gates of Barad-dur. We need flashy, and dropships coming down on pillars of flame don't get much flashier.
    Also, we need to make it apparent how the Distraction Team is arriving; if we show off our transporter tech and teleportation magic, Sauron will immediately be on guard for a sneak attack.
    He's a super-genius, he won't let something like that slip.

    Otherwise, instead of having the Distraction Team attack Barad-dur, have it attack either the Black Gate or Minas Morgul.
    The reason why is because, if we attack farther away, we make Sauron think our range is limited and he won't expect an attack on Barad-dur.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)00:27 No.16902483
    That should be it. Anyone agree to the above plan?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:29 No.16902494
    It was my plan, so I'm still for it.

    As I said at the end of the last thread:

    Also, if we use the idea of making a big entrance using the B-Tech dropships while keeping the Inde and the Al'Kesh cloaked, then we can also deploy the battlemechs and all of our spare teams from defensible positions.

    We're trying to scare the ever-living shit out of Sauron, making him think that some hold-out group of Noldor got ahold of First Age weaponry cache that was hidden away, and decided to fuck up his shit. An Overlord dropship dispensing Hellstars, Madcats, and MLRS launchers should do pretty nicely.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:30 No.16902505
    What happened to that elf we attempted to un-kill?
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)00:31 No.16902513
    That's a little to much you think? A band of a few warriors with blades of immense power is going to get his attention right quick.

    Also, tell Darius to shout out something heroic basically calling Sauron to send his worse for he has brought the blade Ringil to hinder him. That should gauge the Dark Lord's interest.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:31 No.16902514
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    >An Overlord dropship dispensing Hellstars, Madcats, and MLRS launchers should do pretty nicely.
    >some hold-out group of Noldor got ahold of First Age weaponry cache that was hidden away

    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:31 No.16902516
    Stealth team is Tosh, the Aurors, and KI team 2?

    I'm very worried about Sauron's gaze mindfucking the people in those vehicles. Char should be safe as he's a hero and the MLRS should be safe since they confirm their targets before firing, but the other mechs should stay home.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:32 No.16902517
    We can probably start the operation once Egon says whether he can build that Containment Box or not.

    Also, there's the chance that as soon as we pocket one of the Rings, Sauron will realize what's going on, and set up an interdiction field.
    Hopefully, Sauron will have the Rings somewhere up in one of the towers of Barad-dur.
    That way, the Al'Kesh can simply blow open one of the walls in order to provide the Stealth Team with an exit.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:33 No.16902527
    I'm worried about the BLU Spy or BLU Sniper being controlled by Sauron, and proceeding to kill our dudes.
    Perhaps we should send most of BLU team down, but leave those two behind.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:33 No.16902531
    >What happened to that elf we attempted to un-kill?
    He's in a recovery tank; don't know if he'll make it yet.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:35 No.16902545
    Sidequest's Sidequest: Complete!
    Now on: Sidequest!

    While this is going on, Spike and the Sandmen should be in Rivendell bullshitting with the locals, and just making sure nobody else is fucking with the canon. Last thing we need is for the Shipper's hidden lesbian girlfriend to kidnap Frodo.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)00:36 No.16902549
    Sauron will corrupt them, not take them over. But still, your right.

    Also, fuck sending mechs, of ANY KIND. Just some dudes with swords, k?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:37 No.16902555
    This is why I suggested we started working on add-on equipment for the VF-25's.

    I'm usually always afraid of the battlemechs getting mauled beyond repair or getting gangbanged.

    So guys, any suggestions on blacksmiths?
    >> sage keeps the thread alive longer, right? 11/10/11(Thu)00:37 No.16902561
    That's a good point, we need more thought on extracting our team without teleporters.
    Maybe we should have a third team on standby in one of our cloaked ships incase we need to support one of the other teams quickly?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:38 No.16902564
    Also see if they can buy some Elvish wine for Holtz as a 'sorry we gave Ahriman both knowledge and power' gift?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:38 No.16902567
    Put the RED/BLU spies and snipers in the brig for the meantime.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:38 No.16902572
    >Also, fuck sending mechs, of ANY KIND
    Oh, very well. They'll just be on standby in case the Distraction Team gets into trouble; is that acceptable?

    Also, are we still going with the flashy entrance with the dropships, or just have a bunch of dudes appear from behind a hill, waving their magic, First Age swords around?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:38 No.16902575
    I wouldn't be so sure. Being a relatively weak Newtype, Char is a light empath. Sauron's will might reduce him to a vegetable for the rest of his life.

    The Messiahs came with Super Packs and reflex warheads, though one can't be used in-atmosphere and the other is kinda wasted here.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:39 No.16902580
    I still insist that after we do that we need to get some sort of agreement with Ahriman.
    I want to be on his good side.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:39 No.16902586
    I'm fine with "Appear on a hill waving their flashy first age swords around". If they appear at Barad-dur, Sauron will immediately go "What in the name of fuck is going on here?" and stare at it.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:40 No.16902592
    Let's make their entrance a DYNAMIC ENTRY!
    With NUKES!
    Fatman mini-nukes!

    All within the boundary of Mordor, of course, so no good guys see it.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:40 No.16902593
    Pissing off Ahriman is made of Bad Idea™ at this point, and will likely be made of Bad Idea™ until we can find a way to completely shut down magic.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:41 No.16902599
    We should have gotten the X-COM folks to come up with something to bolt onto the VF-25's for atmospheric use (like our own version of the Tornado packs). Maybe something that we can mix-and-match with the Super Packs?

    Anyway, if not battlemechs on the field, then I guess we should have the Brasta around to protect ground troops from anything flying.
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)00:41 No.16902606
    Reconstruction tanks take a long time to work as I understand.

    In the day it takes you to gather those items, Spike and the Sandmen search Rivendell, booze with the locals, and generally confirm that there are no more shenanigans in play. You got lucky and caught the Shipper before she could do any damage.

    "I can construct something like that, yes. It'll be a slap-dash job, but should hold for the time it takes to get it to Ahriman. Should take about three hours."
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:42 No.16902607
    >until we can find a way to completely shut down magic.
    Ysalimiri+Pariah+Reality Emitter+DnD Antimagic = No more Ahriman!
    >> sage keeps the thread alive longer, right? 11/10/11(Thu)00:43 No.16902616
    How is saurons findfuckery transmitted?

    Could we just cover his big flaming eye if it works on line of sight?

    Can we send down robots so we dont have our troops coopted?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:43 No.16902619
    Good. Did they get a gift for Holtz?
    And yeah three hours works.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:44 No.16902629
    It works by communication. He's as bad as Lorgar.
    You know, the guy who's words could turn a whole planet to Chaos in five minutes flat,a nd whose 'holy book' would turn the reader into a Deamon?
    Yeah, that bad, as long as he can communicate with us or see us, yeah.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)00:45 No.16902630
    Ok, can we get a consensus. Do we want Mechs to be back up, or with the main distraction team when they go to the black gate?

    Also, tell Darius to think of something heroic and manly to say. Just so we can piss off Sauron.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:46 No.16902640

    How much time is left on Ahriman's deadline? We should have enough time to complete our operation.

    Have Spike pick up some booze for Holtz.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)00:46 No.16902642
    His gaze pierces stone, cloud, and flesh. I don't think fluttering a tarp over the eye would work.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:47 No.16902647
    What about pepper-spray?
    We could get it blessed, if you like.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:47 No.16902653
    Better to just keep the Mechs on standby and not with the main team.

    If we send a cloaked dropship, could that work double duty as both a way for the infiltration team to get out, and to also drop mechs if shit starts getting nasty?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:48 No.16902666
    What happens if we get a sheet of silvered fabric (i.e. mirrored cloth)? I assume "he just looks through it anyway".
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:49 No.16902669
    I'm voting mechs as backup.
    >> mick824 11/10/11(Thu)00:50 No.16902681
    i'm not sure that pepper spray will work on non-physical eyes
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:50 No.16902682
    Actually, you know what?
    Summoning up a MASSIVE TARP, big enough to flutter down and cover up thr top portion of Dul Bolder is a good enough distraction, you think?

    Hell, we just fabricate them with the Antaeus Creatoin Engine and teleport them into the upper troposphere, all over the place!
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)00:51 No.16902688
    Oh for fuck's sake he has physical form.

    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:51 No.16902689
    The only reason I would like to attack Barad-Dur would be because that would allow Darius to point Ringil right at the Lidless Eye, and watch it shrink back in fear.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:51 No.16902693
    The Antaeus is still being fitted and fixed at our main base.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:52 No.16902697
    The movies take liberties in making Sauron's eye a literal eye.

    In the books The Eye of Sauron was not an actual eye it was a 'force' a 'presence' that sees all in searching for the ring.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:52 No.16902706
    Keep Mechs on hot standby; I want them ready to go the instant that the Distraction Team says they need support.

    Also, vote on whether to come down in dropships, or show up from behind a hill/cliff.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:53 No.16902708
    Well, dammit.

    Why not drop a few nukes in the far corner of Mordor? It won't disrupt canon, I'm sure of it!
    >> mick824 11/10/11(Thu)00:53 No.16902712
    sorry! forgot he had a physical form!
    >> sage keeps the thread alive longer, right? 11/10/11(Thu)00:53 No.16902713
    That sounds like it's out of our league, maybe sending troops near sauron or whatevers guarding this ring is a bad idea.

    Where is the ring located?
    if it's in a wizard tower maybe we can just launch a piece of metal through the side at supersonic velocity from just above the horizon using one of our ships to snatch it, and collect it once it's a few hundred kilometers away from sauron
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:53 No.16902715
    Well, is this the movie verse or the book verse that we're in?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:54 No.16902729
    With regards to Darius's "heroic and manly" speech; I'm not very familiar with the lore, so what could he say that would really, REALLY strike a nerve with o'l Big-Eye? Is there any particular failure we can rub in his disembodied face?
    >> Research Fag 11/10/11(Thu)00:54 No.16902730
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    >Dynamic Entry
    >BLU team
    Gentelmen, lets make this happen
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:55 No.16902737
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    >pic related
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:56 No.16902747
    Wait, you're only JUST NOW realizing what powers Sauron has?

    ANON already did the projections, and any nukes would do lasting damage to the Canon.
    >> Research Fag 11/10/11(Thu)00:56 No.16902749
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    Indeed it is.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:57 No.16902762
    >ANON already did the projections, and any nukes would do lasting damage to the Canon.
    Nah, that was only for "orbital Bombardment near Rivendell", IIRC
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:57 No.16902766
    So, yeah. No nukes.
    Anyway, let's get this plan started. Hopefully the man with a sexual fetish for explosives won't make too many dumb suggestions.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:58 No.16902777
    No, those were the projections for using nuclear bombardment in Mordor as a distraction.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:59 No.16902780
    >Wait, you're only JUST NOW realizing what powers Sauron has?

    Seriously, the guy was an evil ghost-god Hefestus
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)00:59 No.16902783
    "Sauron the Deciever! Lord of Slaves! Bring forth your ramble so that they may taste the blade Ringil! You know this sword, for it hindered your master of old. Now bring forth your servants so that they may be smote on the ash of this wasteland you dwell in. Your cowardice shall be shone brighter than ever today! For I am doom incarnate! I am more than mortal! I am a Space Marine! Finest of the Imperium! And I am the herald of your destruction! I ride forth for your tower! And I fear no darkness!"

    Tolkien would do a better job than I at any rate.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:01 No.16902799
    somehow, and make a mention of the Adeptus Astartes, and maybe the Emperor. We want to sound impressive and confuse him as much as possible at the same time.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:03 No.16902815
    I like it.
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)01:04 No.16902821
    Spike managed to spend a nice amount on elven wine and dwarven ale (from the visiting dwarves) for Holtz and the ship. Swiftly finding out that people ask less questions of a paying customer, he's picking up a few other things as well.

    Guys I hate to do this, but I think I might have to call it early tonight. I'm feeling tired, and this is one battle I want to be in top form for.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:04 No.16902824
    >Implying Morgoth isn't the real end boss of this quest.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:04 No.16902831
    Ah, that's alright, then.
    Just to confirm, because I didn't see it: Nukes in Mordor, good or bad? Word of God, please.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:05 No.16902839
    Roger that. Get some rest son.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)01:05 No.16902842
    Sauron the Deciever! Lord of Slaves! What foe is more recreant than you! No other! Bring forth your rabble so that they may taste the blade Ringil! You know this sword, for it hindered your master of old. Now bring forth your servants so that they may be smote on the ash of this wasteland you dwell in. Your cowardice shall be shine brighter than ever today! For I am doom incarnate! I am more than mortal! I am a Space Marine! Finest of the Imperium! The Emperor looks upon from Terra at this moment, a master more elegent and confident than you shall ever hope to be! I am the herald of your destruction you coward! I ride forth for your tower! And I fear no darkness! For I come to light up the night! My chapter will forever remember your downfall!"

    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:06 No.16902843
    I'm fine with that. It'll be nice to get a good night's sleep for once.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:06 No.16902847
    Most of Mordor is empty wastes of ash, so it probably wouldn't hurt too much. Initially.

    Sauron might get ideas from the blast, though, and he might recognize the radiation and try to manipulate it somehow. Remember that he was one of the greatest craftsmen. If any being on ME can understand our technology, it's him.
    >> mick824 11/10/11(Thu)01:06 No.16902852
    good night OP!
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:07 No.16902855
    >And I fear no darkness!"
    How about adding "And I fear no darkness, for I shall light up the night!"
    Might as well work in their battlecry somehow.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:07 No.16902856
    >If any being on ME can understand our technology, it's him.
    I would think the Canon would be a bit too resilient to make that happen.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)01:07 No.16902859
    Ok it's, "at me from Terra." and "Your cowardice shall shine brighter than ever today."
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)01:08 No.16902872
    You, see:>>16902842
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)01:09 No.16902874
    Nukes in Mordor very bad.
    For these reasons in addition to the possibly changes to geography/radiation that may affect the journey of the nasty hobbitses.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:10 No.16902883
    >Nukes in Mordor very bad.
    Singularity Beam Bombardment, then? Not as big, not radioactive, more controlled, and no way to duplicate?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:12 No.16902897
    from the last thread
    >Also, I'm surprised Thousand Arms protag hasn't been mentioned considering he's a main character who smiths weapons.

    Ha, can't believe I forgot about Meis, sonsidering how much I like that game.
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)01:13 No.16902902
    While theoretically safer, the general policy of the Transpace Guard is try to avoid orbital bombardments on low tech canons unless there is no other alternative. So that would be Plan "C."
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:14 No.16902911
    Good, goood....
    Wait, we have a plan B? Was that my 'Tarps from the Sky' plan?
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)01:15 No.16902920
    Fine then OP, we shall see you tomorrow, for the finale of our time here on Middle-Earth. And then I'll sink back into anonimity...
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:15 No.16902924
    >Implying it isn't a cabal of the Orz, Kane, Starscream, Ahriman, and Morgoth
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:16 No.16902932
    Is there something special about Meis' blacksmithing?

    Anyway, that Senji Muramasa guy -- doesn't he require slain souls for sword forging?

    Maybe having that Suwako god re-forge swords is sounding better now.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:16 No.16902936
    That's true, he also managed to mysteriously dissapear right before the Orz 'pulled' them.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)01:16 No.16902937
    I will cum buckets if this happens, I don't even care if we saw it coming, it will be increadible.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:17 No.16902942
    Mordor isn't a wasteland; it's actually quite fertile soil owing to the volcanic ash. That's how Sauron gets the food to support his massive armies.
    >> mick824 11/10/11(Thu)01:17 No.16902946
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    the possibilities are endless
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)01:18 No.16902952
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    >Mordor isn't a wasteland
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:18 No.16902954
    Does the Door of Night still exist as a physical location, even after the world was changed from flat to round?
    Because we might want to give it a look after Ahriman leaves, just to make sure the Valar haven't been dumping their garbage into the Meta.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:19 No.16902957
    It is down in the south and southeast, where the great Lake whatchamacallit is.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:19 No.16902962
    No, Plan B was the usage of the Overlord and Leopard dropships to drop battlemechs down to create a bigger distraction.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:20 No.16902964
    The final boss of this quest:
    Durandal enters a warhammer 40k world and finds a way to upload himself to the Immaterium.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:20 No.16902968
    > the world was changed from flat to round?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:20 No.16902969
    in short, Meis is a Spirit Blacksmith, which means he can imbue weapons with the power of 'Spirit energy' (AKA magic). He can do this with any kind of melee weaponry.

    He also needs a cute girl with him for him to do his best work.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:22 No.16902984
    So, we recruit Aino Virta. Timehax, SCIENCE!, and fulfils our cute girl quota. 3 birds, 1 stone.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:25 No.16903006

    Changed once the Numenorians tried to invade the place of the Valar.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:26 No.16903014
    What's our advantage if we get this goddess to reforge the sword instead?

    What happens if we put Suwako and Meis together on the job?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:27 No.16903021
    Who's Aino Verta?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:31 No.16903040
    Protag from Mutant quest.
    Teenage female. Timehax, SCIENCE!, friendship.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:31 No.16903041
    The problem with trying to get Suwako to do the re-forging is simply surviving Touhou. It's full of youkai and supernatural beings who wouldn't think twice about killing some humans in order to drain their soul energy. You're only safe if you stay inside of the Human Village.

    Aino Virta is the 15-year old protagonist of Mutant Quest.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:32 No.16903053
    Don't know about Suwako, but depending on the girl who's with Meis at the time, the type of elemental damage the sword can do changes.

    Also in the game, depending how much the current girl likes Meis (Thousand Arms was half Dating Sim/ half JRPG) the owner of the weapon can learn new spells.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:33 No.16903056
    Speaking of quests, maybe we can get that guy from the Deathwish quest?
    He was a damn good blacksmith wasn't he?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:41 No.16903105
    I'm sure we can do something about it.

    I picked up the Suwako tidbit from tvtropes while looking for blacksmiths.

    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)01:48 No.16903143

    Alternatively, the Touhouverse can be seen as a largely tranquil place, but full to the brim of smug, powerful youkai and equally smug legendary heroes who can and will duel you at a moment's notice using nonlethal, but staggering and magic. The canon is very vaguely defined, and there are likely a million different valid interpretations on the nature of things in there. This may lead to some complications when attempting to recruit characters from there. In addition, one of the major players in the Touhouverse is a youkai whose main schtick is to manipulate boundaries between things (i.e. realities, distances, etc.) and may be aware of the Meta; if she doesn't want us in there, it might be very difficult to find a way around her. It may be beyond our paygrade (or not cost-effective for TG) to recruit someone from there unless we attempt to do so in person.

    Melchior may be a more reasonable choice. In addition to being able to being a savant at making magical melee weaponry, he was also heavily involved in creating the magical machinery that made the Kingdom of Zeal so powerful during its time. If we needed an expert on magitech or such, he would be a good choice.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)03:38 No.16903815
    What about Perrin Aybara frim the Wheel of Time. He's supposedly a master blacksmith, and has even forged a magical weapon before.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)04:05 No.16903923
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)04:32 No.16904034
    I guess I'll archive this.
    Saging since I'm not contributing to the thread.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)04:34 No.16904044
    Archiving the thread isn't contributing.

    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)06:01 No.16904508
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)08:49 No.16905456
    Might I try my hand?

    Sauron! Once named Annatar and Gorthaur the Cruel! I challenge you, Lord of Slaves! Behold, for in my hands I wield the sword Ringil that once humbled and wounded your foul Master! Show your cowardice and refuse my challenge, so called Dark Lord! Know that I am Darius Fortes, Knight Inductor, Space Marine! I challenge you, Necromancer, for the future of Man and all Creation! The Emperor watches over me this day, a Lord of Free Men greater and more majestic than any, and I fear no evil for I am one of his chosen! Aulendil, Mairon, Artano, Zigur, I name you by all your names! Come and face the Bulwark against the Terror! Come and send your legions and minions against a Defender of Mankind! Fear me, Sauron the Deceiver, for I am fear incarnate!

    You have to play up the First Age heroics and boasts, I think. Otherwise, our good Darius Fortes wouldn't be worthy of the talent "Echo of the First Age".
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)09:13 No.16905610
    Waking up and preparing to go to work, I just read your post in time. Very good work. Not to different from my own version. And your right on the heroics. I was inspired by, "When Time Stands Still at the Iron Hill." That is why I typed, "Lord of Slaves!" Because in the song they sing, "Lord of Slaves he cries!"

    Very good, very good indeed. I think we should go with your version, better then mine.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)09:20 No.16905641
    Is it too late to call him Big Dick Warpfucker?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)09:36 No.16905725
    Very nice.
    I agree that if we want a truly good distraction, that First Age-level boasting and challenges is needed.
    And an endorsement from Tolkienfag clinches it.

    Let's go with yours.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)10:47 No.16906165
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)12:58 No.16907158
    One more bump for the road. Oh, little thing for you Tolkienfag

    >"The dark seed of Eöl is grown."
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)14:14 No.16907849
    Bump, come on just a bit longer.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)14:27 No.16907948
    Question. If we anger Sauron enough, what's to stop him from sending all nine Nazgul to Darius's location?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)14:28 No.16907955
    I say we mix your version and mine, mostly because I forgot to put in "Light up the Night" (which is the battle cry of the Knights Inductors).
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)14:31 No.16907974
    It seems that Glorfindel just routed the Nazgul, and the council of Elrond just ended. So it could be that the Nazgul are in Bara-dur. Darius will have to prove himself in combat against them if it comes to that.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)14:33 No.16907989
    Very well then. Mix them up.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)14:38 No.16908044
    A possibility.
    If that occurs, we have two contingencies.
    1. Emergency beam-out with the Indefatigable.
    2. Overlord and Leopards come down on pillars of fire and "Unleash the Wrath of Manwë".

    1 is if the Stealth Team is just about finished with their objective.
    2 is if the Stealth Team needs more time.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)14:39 No.16908055
    Would it be a good idea to send an auror to the distraction team, just as a support mage?
    I mean they should in theory know a lot of useful spells.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)14:39 No.16908063
    Answer: Nothing. Which is exactly what we want, because that'll mean his most powerful servants will be tied up fighting a Space Marine Hero wielding a legendary elven blade of the First Age that wounded Morgoth. Darius won't be in any real danger of dying, while the Nazgul will be very preoccupied not getting their asses kicked. In the meantime, we'll be able to stroll in and get the dwarven rings.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)14:44 No.16908104
    I don't know, I'm pretty sure most of the time we've seen Nazgul, they haven't exactly been showing their full potential.
    Like don't they have magic, or is that just the Witch-King?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)14:45 No.16908109
    So, contingencies if the Nazgûl are deployed:
    1. Do nothing, this is what we want.
    2. Emergency beam-out with the Indefatigable.
    3. Overlord and Leopards come down on pillars of fire and "Unleash the Wrath of Manwë".

    If the Nazgûl AREN'T deployed to the Black Gate and are still at Barad-dûr, then we fight even harder to force Sauron to deploy them or risk major damage to the Black Gate.

    Does this sound about right?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)14:46 No.16908119
    We probably don't want our infiltration team to run into them, so having them be fighting Darius and company is better than having them lurking within Barad-Dur, just waiting for one bad roll to let them find our troops.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)14:51 No.16908149
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    Guys, the WITCH-KING isn't named for nothin'. He does have power, some kind of power that Tolkien is very vague about. But still, power.

    Also, is it a good idea to have troops armed with Ballistic Weaponry and a Space Marine in Astartes Armor fighting at the black gate. Can we have Darius fight outside his armor and have our troops use swords/bows. We need to make Sauron think we are Noldor. And if we do need to save Darius and company, we have mechs, which will seem like Maiar spirits to Sauron.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)15:08 No.16908286
    Well yeah he can do -something-. All the Nazgul can probably do something.
    The trouble is we don't know what.
    Like in the books, I forget how Aragorn was able to rout the immortal ghost-kings instead of getting stabbed full of holes.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)15:21 No.16908384
    I forget, can Harry Potter wizards cast illusions?
    Like make the Astartes armor look more medieval, maybe even make our guns look like crossbows?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)15:31 No.16908455
    >we have mechs, which will seem like Maiar spirits to Sauron.
    "Thought you the only one to learn the secrets of Aulë, the shaping of machines from Morgoth, Mairon?! Look upon our works, ye mighty, and despair!"
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)15:39 No.16908498
    But we need to armor them in SOMETHING. Where are we going to get mithril plate and chain shirts on such short notice?
    Well...I suppose we could replicate some, but they won't be magical.

    Holo-emitters will probably not be too effective, nor any illusion spells, as soon as Sauron's Gaze is upon them. He'll be able to penetrate such illusions handily.

    Are we going to try attaching pointy ears to everyone, and replicating period-appropriate armor?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)15:46 No.16908555
    Is there any way to make Astartes armor look less like it's from the future?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)15:57 No.16908617
    We could probably add a silvery layer to the power armor in order to make it look like mithril.
    If we do that to all of the power armor, make it look like suits of mithril full plate, that may be enough.

    Considering some of the magic weapons wielded during the First Age, we may not need to hide the guns too much. Sauron might just chalk it up to magic weaponry.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)16:07 No.16908666
    True but I'm just worried about how smart Sauron is.
    Like can he see our weapons and figure out how they at least partially work?
    I mean Saruman started the industrial fucking revolution, and I'm pretty sure Sauron was the one telling Saruman how to do it.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)16:07 No.16908667
    How hard could it be to get Darius some chainmail.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)16:15 No.16908711
    With the replicators and power tools on the Indefatigable, making the chainmail is not the problem.
    The problem is to provide enough protection that our distraction team can actually survive attacking the Black Gate.

    I mean, it has hundreds of archer positions, ballistae, catapults, and other ranged weaponry.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)16:29 No.16908819
    Reducing troop armor is a dumb idea. Don't need people catching a severe case of the Arrow.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)16:31 No.16908832
    Maybe the Aurors have protective spells good enough to neutralize a hail of arrows?
    You'd think they can manage that much at least.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)16:32 No.16908841
    The trouble is that if he has chain mail, it becomes even more obvious to Sauron that Darius is not just a very big man, but something more than human.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)16:42 No.16908909
    He'll figure out that Darius is more than human no matter what we do.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)16:50 No.16908971
    I think Darius' armor should be fine. Let's face it, the design is purposely archaic in design already.
    Might want to get him a beakie helmet though.
    The rest of the guys should wear something else though, or at least a mor archaic facade over their armor.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)16:55 No.16909004
    Giving X-com troops a paint job so they look archaic? I'm cool with that.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)16:57 No.16909022
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    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)16:58 No.16909032
    X-COM and Mobile Infantry.

    SCP, Delta Green, and UNIT can be on standby; there's too many for a fast emergency transport. They'll just have to be reinforcements if the Distraction Team looks like they'll be overwhelmed.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)17:10 No.16909137
    I'm pretty sure the Knights Inductor have a much more... well, reasonable design.
    Although a problem might be that, due to preferring form over function, a Reasonable Marine's armor might look more obviously futuristic than that of a typical Astartes.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)17:22 No.16909231
    And by 'form over function' I of course mean the opposite of that.
    Like I'm pretty sure they actually wear camouflage.
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)17:23 No.16909237
    I'm pretty sure that the Aurors can just cast glamours over people to make them look more medieval-like. I mean, how many illusions can they cast just to keep Muggles from noticing them?

    Anyway, I'll be back for the quest in an hour-hour and a half.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)17:26 No.16909260
    Can't even tell the difference. Then again I am blind.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)17:26 No.16909263
    Yeah, pretty much. Compared to heavily stylized fantasy armor their design isn't that far out. Color-wise, the Reasonable Marines go with uncolored Ceramite with azure hightlights for 'formal', or appropriate camouflage in the field. Grey-black pattern could work here.
    After seeinf the Nazgul helmets again, I take back what I said about changing his helmet, it should be just fine.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)17:27 No.16909269
    Cool man, we'll be around.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)17:54 No.16909457
    We can always just replicate some big robes and throw them over the marines if becessary.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)18:28 No.16909670
    Yeah, we could have the Aurors cast some glamours. But I doubt that Sauron's Gaze will be fooled by mortal magics.
    I think we should spend the extra hours needed to properly disguise the Distraction Team rather than depend on illusion magic.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)18:35 No.16909723
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    I'm Tolkienfag and I approve of this message.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)18:43 No.16909809
    Are we using any of the chinese stealth armour for the guys stealing the ring? Because we could always have stealthed snipers supporting the distraction team. It not like the orcs will notice the extra dead.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)18:46 No.16909845
    We could have Delta Green snipers supporting the Stealth Team, but every person on the ground exponentially increases the chances of being detected.

    I think it better if the support team stay in the Al'Kesh, so that if the transporter can't be used, then they can fire their sniper rifles from the open doors of the troop transport as it comes down for an emergency pickup.
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)19:00 No.16909971
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    OK guys, you've had the time, now let's see if you've got the mind.

    Give me your finalized plan, complete with team divisions.

    It is time.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:02 No.16909983
    Rape our soldiers in the butt to motivate them.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:04 No.16910001
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    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:07 No.16910025
    Magic weapon deployment:
    Ringil - Darius
    Anguirel - Star-Lord
    Nameless Sword - Demoman
    Voiceless Spear - Knight Inductor
    Gurthang - Knight Inductor (to flash it around but not actually use it; it needs to be reforged before use)

    Distraction Team will attack the Black Gate from the front. Team to be composed of KI Team 1, X-COM veterans, Mobile Infantry, Star-Lord, Darius, BLU Team. They will be specially disguised via metallic coatings and actual armor (in the case of BLU Team) to look like a force of Noldor holdouts who found a First Age weapons cache and decided to fuck up Sauron's shit.
    They will be beamed down a way away from the Gate, and out of view, so that Sauron will not see our beaming technology in action.

    Stealth Team to be beam into the back of Barad-dur after the attack has started and we see Sauron's attention has shifted, via Al'Kesh which will be cloaked.
    They will sneak in, find a Ring, and use a transporter beacon so that the EMH can arrive and put a Ring into the Containment Box.
    Delta Green to be on the Al'Kesh to provide fire support if they can't beam out, and need the Al'Kesh to land to pick up the team.
    Beam out if possible, sneak out and get onto Al'Kesh if not.

    Have Overlord dropship with mechs on standby to assist in the distraction.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:11 No.16910075
    By Antiquity, is it Carolinus?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:11 No.16910079
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:11 No.16910087
    Knights Inductor Team 2 is not part of this plan because they are still required to guard the Chaos gate.

    Spike and the Sandmen could be placed as part of the Distraction Team, since the Sandmen could make themselves look like elves, but I believe that they should be kept in reserve along with UNIT and the SCP in case the Distraction Team needs reinforcements.

    Finally, everyone has emergency transporter armbands in case of trouble.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:12 No.16910096
    So this it the speech >>16905456
    Comprise the team largely of Knights Inductor, in their armor. The formal pattern should fit into the fantasy well enough for the task. And on some cloaks and flourishes. Not sure who else to include, KI are good for cool heads and corruption resistance, and we need people able to remember the mission is to distract and harrass, rather than cause great damage. Orc deaths probably won't hurt anything, they are many and generally similar, can't kill anything important though, like Nazgul.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:15 No.16910122
    That sounds about right and clear!

    Don't forget to use/merge the speeches we composed for Darius. A proper challenge must be made to fully draw Sauron's attention. It would be ever so fitting that, just as Morgoth's attention was drawn away from the retreating Noldor by Fingolfin, so should Sauron's be drawn from his precious treasures by Darius.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:17 No.16910139
    One final piece of fine-tuning:
    2 Aurors go with the Distraction Team, to provide magic protection if the Nazgul show up.
    1 Auror (not the clumsy one!) goes with Tosh as the Stealth Team.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:17 No.16910140
    Remember to use the Al'Kesh for the beam out of the distraction team, the Asgard Teleporters pick-up faster than the Federation ones, and the flash of light from them can seem more magical than the trek version.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:18 No.16910160
    The reason we aren't stationing Spike and the Sandmen is because Sauron has a doctorate in mindrape.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:21 No.16910189
    Which makes me wonder why we're bringing in BLU team.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)19:23 No.16910201
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    I support the above plans. Let's do this.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:25 No.16910240
    Hoping they're too crazy to mind control?
    Someone said that maybe the Spy and the Sniper should sit this out though.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)19:34 No.16910349
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    To get all ya'll people in the Noldor theme.


    Made a playlist, enjoy.
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)19:35 No.16910357
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    But of course, Sir Peter.

    You set your replicators to work crafting bric-a-brac and doodads to place on your armor to make them seem more fantastical. It is early evening when all the preparations are complete.

    Your team beams down near the Black Gate and begins its short march towards the imposing structure. Your small platoon stands before the gigantic gate in a matter of minutes, Darius at the forefront hold Ringil aloft. Your more eagle-eyed troops notice sentries on the Gate that clearly see you. Darius steps forward and speaks.
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)19:39 No.16910394
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    "Sauron! Once named Annatar and Gorthaur the Cruel! I challenge you, Lord of Slaves! Behold, for in my hands I wield the sword Ringil that once humbled and wounded your foul Master! Show your cowardice and refuse my challenge, so called Dark Lord! Know that I am Darius Fortes, Knight Inductor, Space Marine! I challenge you, Necromancer, for the future of Man and all Creation! You know this sword! Now bring forth your servants so that they may be smote on the ash of this wasteland you dwell in! The Emperor watches over me this day, a Lord of Free Men greater and more majestic than any, and I fear no evil for I am one of his chosen! Aulendil, Mairon, Artano, Zigur, I name you by all your names! The dark seed of Eöl is grown! Come and face the Bulwark against the Terror! Come and send your legions and minions against a Defender of Mankind! Fear me, Sauron the Deceiver, for I am fear incarnate! I am more than mortal! I am a Space Marine! Finest of the Imperium! The Emperor looks upon from Terra at this moment, a master more elegant and confident than you shall ever hope to be! I am the herald of your destruction you coward! I ride forth for your tower! And I fear no darkness! For I come to light up the night! My chapter will forever remember your downfall!"
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:39 No.16910397
    Too crazy to control, and Medic will be needed to keep people healed and to give Darius an Uber-charge. Demoman to wield the Nameless Sword, and Heavy, Soldier, and Scout to protect Medic.

    The X-COM Psi-veterans are also there to break any mind-control that Sauron tries.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)19:41 No.16910421
    Oh OP, the Dark Seed of Eol is Maeglin, who betrayed the elves of Gondolin. Other than that good job.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:45 No.16910468
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:45 No.16910469
    Let Scout do some taunting and baiting, he's good with that.
    Prehaps set the respawn to the Al'kesh.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:45 No.16910471
    Cool, now activate this >>16909983

    Just kidding. Have our guys rattle and bang everything they've got. Get their blood up and really male some noise.
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)19:47 No.16910490
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    For a moment, all is still. Then the sounds of hobnailed boots stomping on hard stone fills the air as orcish archers begin massing on the ramparts. The Black Gate groans mightily as it opens a sliver, allowing a man dressed in black armor and robes, bearing the banner of the Lidless Eye to trot forward.

    "My master, Sauron the Great, bids thee welcome, oh Knights of the Imperium," he hisses through discolored teeth. "I am afraid that he has pressing matters that requires his attention and cannot meet your challenge. Will you face the Garrison of the Gate in its entirety, then? Or depart henceforth?"
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:48 No.16910499
    No, the Al'Kesh is at Barad-dur.

    The Indefatigable is the respawn point, and it's cloaked and hovering behind the mountains out of view.

    The Overlord should be in low-orbit, ready to come screaming down if the battlemechs are needed.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:49 No.16910506
    Answer him with steel.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:49 No.16910507
    Also play this
    over the speakers.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:49 No.16910511
    You know, if the fighting gets thick enough, we should just start pumping that music just to further confuse things.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)19:49 No.16910517
    >he knows of the Imperium

    We can't kill him! Aragorn has to do that! Knock him out!
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)19:51 No.16910535
    Play the music loud and clearly! So that all of the hosts of mordor may know of the Blind Guardian, bard of the first age tales!
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:51 No.16910542
    Psst, we told them about the Imperium in the speech.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:51 No.16910546
    >bids thee welcome, oh Knights of the Imperium
    Balls. I may have crapped myself a little.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:52 No.16910548
    we mentioned that Darius was with the Imperium in his challenge to Sauron.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:53 No.16910566
    I will say this, herald. Call for reinforcements, your garrison will not be enough.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:53 No.16910569
    "We'll face the Garrison of the Gate then, thank you very much. Please convey our regards."
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:53 No.16910571
    Inform him that those terms are acceptable... as a warm-up.
    Also let him return to where he came from. Even if his post can be replicated, it's always poor form to kill a messenger.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:53 No.16910576
    Do what comes naturally, Space Marine.
    >Starts having a reasonable discussion
    NO, the other thing!
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:53 No.16910577
    There's no telling how much information Sauron got a hold of when he back-hacked our scan earlier.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)19:54 No.16910578
    You know what, just punch him in his horrible unhygienic teeth. Have Darius do it. Then have Darius exclaim,

    "Doust thou fear me oh great a terrible Dark Lord! Send your rout forth, let them taste elvish blade!"
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:54 No.16910582
    Are we sure this is distracting enough? They don't seem that bothered? Can we have everyone run into battle screaming "Baggins!", just to really confuse Sauron?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:55 No.16910594
    Oh right. Carry on. Though he still handled it smoothly enough to be unnerving.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:56 No.16910601
    >Will you face the Garrison of the Gate in its entirety, then? Or depart henceforth?
    We need to get Sauron to pay attention. Hopefully he hasn't already seen through our deception and is just trying to rattle us.

    Well, I say we rattle him right back.
    "Return to your master, Messenger, and have the Black Gate prepare its defenses. We shall grind it down to dust, and then march upon your lord's fastness.
    "He shall be brought low just as his master was."
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:57 No.16910608
    Too Shakespearian. This begs for laconism. We come for... "Vengence", no?


    "Tell your leader you'll need more men."
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:58 No.16910617
    Hopefully they'll start paying attention when we start murdering all the orcs.
    And then the trolls.

    Actually, at this point in time doesn't Sauron only have orcs at his disposal, since the foreign men haven't shown up yet.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:58 No.16910620
    "Unto thee, most foul cretinous scuttling serf of the idiot swine Sauron, I have only this to say: Come at me, bro."
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)19:59 No.16910633
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    Combine? Anyone agree?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:59 No.16910638
    That sounds good.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:00 No.16910647
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:00 No.16910649
    >Actually, at this point in time doesn't Sauron only have orcs at his disposal, since the foreign men haven't shown up yet.
    Yes, I believe you're right.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:02 No.16910663
    If they remain unphased after a while and Sauron doesn't turn his gaze towards the distraction team we might as well take the ring by force. He would never consider a direct approach since one does not just simply walk into Mordor.
    Also remember he saw our ship earlier when we were still scanning.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/10/11(Thu)20:03 No.16910667
    I second this. The Mouth of Sauron lives to recieve the first 'No, Fuck YOU' from any group of heroes.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)20:03 No.16910672
    So it's agreed, we go with this:>>16910633
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    While I like how it might confuse Sauron, it doesn't have quite the gravitas I'd like.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:05 No.16910692
    >one does not just simply walk into Mordor
    Hmm...so, we bust open the Black Gate, and start marching to Barad-dur.
    If that doesn't get Sauron to go 'Oh Shit!' and turn his gaze to the Distraction Team, nothing will.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:06 No.16910693

    This song has never been more appropriate until now.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:07 No.16910705
    Let's have the Knights Inductor do what they do best.
    Be reasonable.
    I mean that should really fuck with their heads, to politely accept the terms and send him on his way.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/10/11(Thu)20:08 No.16910716
    Actually, you're right. Wow. That would boggle Sauron's mind. He's only used to brash superheroic mortals coming up and knocking on the Black Gate. If we try to negotiate for something off-topic, it might keep the Eye distracted long enough for us to get the Rings. Even if it fails, we can always get Rilgil wetted with dark blood and rile him up that way.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)20:09 No.16910721
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    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:09 No.16910725
    But can Sauron repair the gate in time for its showing in Canon.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:09 No.16910730
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    Come at me bro, because I've got balls of steel.
    Balls. Of. Steel.
    I've got balls of steel.
    You know what? Just have someone shout that whenever we kill an enemy. If only we had some angry marines firing other angry marines into the garrison.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:09 No.16910731
    Demand the release of all political prisoners, including the hobbit Smeagol!
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:11 No.16910753
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    Ask him if he wants to buy a year's supply of Clear Eyes.
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)20:11 No.16910756
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    rolled 55 = 55


    "Then let your tombstones be engraved with- PFAARGH!"

    The Mouth of Sauron is unable to finish his sentence as Darius steps forward and slugs him in the jaw. The emissary spits a bloody tooth into Darius' face, then turns and rides full speed back into the Gate. It closes ominously behind him as the first rain of arrows begins to sail through the sky...
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:13 No.16910769
    >In a last ditch effort to salvage diplomatic proceedings, you invoke the ultimate resolution in your formal attache of plenipotentiary clauses, motioning for bilateral demilitarization and cessation of hostilities for the mutual advancement and prolonged commitment to the furtherance of harmonious relations among sovereign parties.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)20:13 No.16910774
    >"Then let your tombstones be engraved with- PFAARGH!"

    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:13 No.16910776
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    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:15 No.16910784
    Aurors, you are finally in a world where your magic is superior to the native technology in every conceivable way.
    Show them what you're made of.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:16 No.16910797
    Aurors, shields up please. We don't want ti be bothered by any arrows today.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:16 No.16910798
    You know what we forgot?
    Tower shields. For just this sort of thing.

    Remember to shield the Medic! He needs to charge up and hit Darius with an Ubercharge!
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:17 No.16910802
    Deploy the ballistics shield barrier.
    Also use the dropship's lasers set to infared so that they're not visible to the naked eye to destroy any arrows that look to be a threat if we can't deploy the barrier in time.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/10/11(Thu)20:17 No.16910806
    These! Finally, a world where the Potterverse finally holds the techno-evolutionary high-ground!
    This as well. Nothing like 'cheating' to turn the tides.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:18 No.16910814
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    "Get behind me Dok-tor!"
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:20 No.16910837
    Do we have line of sight on any men on the walls? Thats all our xcom psi-bastards need. Start causing some dissension in the ranks.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:20 No.16910842
    >Deploy the ballistics shield barrier.
    Are you referring to the kinetic barrier shields that all of our teams are equipped with?
    Or something else?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:20 No.16910844
    This. I'm personally wondering about air support; those dragon-things are quite nasty.
    >> mick824 11/10/11(Thu)20:21 No.16910851
    Let's do this!
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:22 No.16910858
    Dragons shouldn't be an issue for our Mobile Infantry. Plus, if we need it, we have the Black Arrow...
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:22 No.16910860
    Remember to be careful. Last thing we need to to take out Sauron ourselves then have to pretend to be him until the trilogy plays out.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:23 No.16910866
    Alright, so, orders are:
    1. Shields up! Everyone activate their kinetic barriers.
    2. Aurors, do your stuff. Finally the 2 Aurors are in a fight where their magic can't be defended against, and where the enemy has no mages to counter-spell.
    3. Have the engineers on the Inde try to modulate the phaser array to fire in the infra-red range, in order to create an invisible heat-ray firing from the Heavens.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:23 No.16910869
    >Weekend At Sauron's
    >> mick824 11/10/11(Thu)20:24 No.16910878
    i'd watch it
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:24 No.16910879
    >>16910837 if possible.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:24 No.16910885

    Can I please see an actual Heavy Ballista? Low ammo, large bolt that penetrate enemies and pins everyone killed by it to the wall of impact. (and you can use the impact bolt as a stepping platform while it's in the wall)
    >> Fireman Prime 11/10/11(Thu)20:25 No.16910894
    It'd be like the Javelin Launcher from Painkiller.
    If so, I'd actually honest-to-god pay money to Gaben personally for it if it happened.
    Make sure to note that we should use the Replicator to make it happen after we're done here.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:27 No.16910911
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    No, because that will cause TF 2 players to do fun things instead of caring about hats, ruining the economy that Valve has set up.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:28 No.16910916
    It's nearly 1:30 am and I'm up at 6. Such is life in the Transpace Guard.
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)20:29 No.16910932
    rolled 100 = 100

    Between the Auror shields, kinetic barriers, and quality of armor the troops already have, the first volley of arrows does nothing, stopped by magic, shield, and armor. The return fire of your expeditionary force is more effective. Blaster bombs detonate on the ramparts, sending orcs flying. Archers suddenly turn and shoot their fellows under psi-control. Bolter and autocannon fire rip across the walls as your group advances towards the gate. The orcish archers are reinforced quickly, but already their numbers begin to thin.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:29 No.16910934
    Don't use the H word around BLU team!
    >> Fireman Prime 11/10/11(Thu)20:29 No.16910939
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    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:31 No.16910951

    Uh oh, did we just accidentally the Black Gate?
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)20:31 No.16910954
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    The spirit of Fingolfin blesses us from the halls of Mandos.
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)20:31 No.16910964
    Dice, I'm trying to make it challenging for th-


    But why can't you let m-


    But it's the Black Ga-


    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:31 No.16910965
    Well, looks like we just used up all of our luck. Get ready for the next three rolls to suck.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:33 No.16910983
    Stealth Team Go?
    >> mick824 11/10/11(Thu)20:34 No.16910998
    >nat 100

    >> Fireman Prime 11/10/11(Thu)20:34 No.16911003
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    As it was said earlier during the attack on Kyoto...
    "What the /tg/ dice giveth, the /tg/ dice taketh away."
    >the dice when
    Hold onto your butts and brace for the Stealth Team to see double trouble.
    GO GO GO!
    JUST GO!
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:35 No.16911006
    Remember to beam up our spent shells and slugs when we're done. No reverse-engineering for you, Sauron!
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:36 No.16911019
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    >nat 100
    >mfw to Sauron's rage
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:36 No.16911021
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    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:36 No.16911026
    We accidentally the black gate.
    Did our X-com psi troops just mind control Sauron or something?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:38 No.16911045
    It all evens out in the end.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:40 No.16911071
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    Pic related.
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)20:40 No.16911074
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    The orcs begin to scream and flee, falling off the ramparts as the rain of explosions tear apart their ranks while the foe takes no damage from their arrows. Slowly the Black Gate begins to creak open, a troop of armored trolls with great clubs advancing with feral howls.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:41 No.16911085
    These things have a way of balancing out.
    Like sometimes our Knight Inductor seems to have been specifically trained to kill ghost elves, other times our aurors get a case of the butterfingers.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:41 No.16911086
    That would cause massive damage to the canon. You're trying to eliminate the threats without bringing in canon raping shit like that.
    If it gets to that level, you call in the Green legion.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)20:43 No.16911105
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    Have Darius and other KIs charged them. Fuck them up. Your Space Marines, they should be able to match them in combat.

    Wouldn't that make Sauron shit himself. Seeing his Olog-hai get owned.
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)20:43 No.16911107
    rolled 16 = 16

    Forgot my roll.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/10/11(Thu)20:44 No.16911120
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    The dice taketh away, alright.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)20:44 No.16911124
    >Dat Roll.
    Let's not do my plan.Let's not do my plan.Let's not do my plan.Let's not do my plan.Let's not do my plan.Let's not do my plan.Let's not do my plan.Let's not do my plan.Let's not do my plan.Let's not do my plan.Let's not do my plan.Let's not do my plan.Let's not do my plan.Let's not do my plan.Let's not do my plan.Let's not do my plan.Let's not do my plan.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:45 No.16911133
    Starting to even out, it is.
    Who's in the Infiltration team? Tosh, the other Aurors, and the box? is that it?
    Here come the trolls. Shoot them with shooty shots.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:47 No.16911145
    Safe to say he's taking us seriously.
    Begin the stealth incursion?
    >> Fireman Prime 11/10/11(Thu)20:47 No.16911148
    Yes. The dice just laughed at us, so we might have some more Bell-Curve-favored luck if we get the stealth team in pronto.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:49 No.16911162
    Don't charge in, let them come to us. We need this to be a big fight that will attract Sauron's attention.

    The Stealth Team itself is composed of Tosh, one of the Aurors (NOT the clumsy one), the EMH, and the Containment Box.
    They have the Delta Green squad in the cloaked Al'Kesh as support.

    They haven't been deployed yet, because Sauron's attention hasn't been diverted yet.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:49 No.16911166
    ...Aurors, levitate their weapons and drop it on their heads.
    This is the best strategy.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:50 No.16911176
    The best strategy is probably to send BLU team in to attack them. Nothing occupies big dumb objects like Atomic punch scouts.
    >> αlpharius 11/10/11(Thu)20:50 No.16911177
    Quick query, how many of you are familiar with the open door crossover fic?

    I'm part way through the archives reading up on this quest and the constant references to the chaos ship that keeps showing up and then this quote from the gman
    >"Though the Event itself is rather... simple... you will find cleaning it up may not be. DOORS HAVE BEEN OPENED. Prissssoners have been set free.
    Is rather indicitive of new chaos from the open door.
    Standard chaos doesn't really have any knowledge of the multiverse, however the entire premise of the open door is that the new chaos gods formed from the protagonists of Neon Genesis Evangellion have escaped into the multiverse and are busy subverting other universes.

    The stilleto is a large ship that they use as a vanguard that keeps turning up in different

    Or perhaps all of this has already been mentioned and I just havn't reached it in the archives yet.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:52 No.16911187
    Yeah it's been brought up OP can neither confirm nor deny that the warship is the Stiletto.
    Also, we have other priorities at the moment.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:53 No.16911199
    ...Get the science team to change the phasers to the same frequency of this world's sunlight.
    Or does that work only on specific trolls.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)20:55 No.16911213
    These Trolls won't be affected by that.
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)20:55 No.16911218
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    The Knights Inductor charge the armored trolls, and are almost immediately sent sailing through the air as the massive creatures crash immense stone and metal clubs into them. Ceramite armor and their unnatural toughness prevents killing blows for most of them, but even so their combat formation is scattered. Demoman charges into combat with a loud scream, raising the Nameless Blade high, only to catch a troll club directly on the head. The impact pounds him into a drunken Scottish cyclopean pancake. His form vanishes soon after to be respawned, leaving the Nameless Blade embedded in the mud. An arrow sticks into one of the trolls as Sniper advances with the Huntsman, but he, alongside the Scout, achieve flight thanks to a trollish mace. As they sail through the sky, Sniper strikes a flying X-COM veteran, who is forced to dip low enough that another troll manages to catch him with a heavy, spiked chain. The veteran is pulled to the ground as another troll hits him repeatedly with a morning-star until the Flying Armor cracks like an egg-shell.

    Some of the orcs cheer at this and begin to reform, though the bulk of their number is still fleeing.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:58 No.16911247
    That should go better. At least this time, we're over 50.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:59 No.16911265
    Beam that veteran straight into a recovery tank! We can recover the armor later!
    Demoman is to go back out there and pick up that sword and try again!

    Medic! Top off the Knights! If you've got an Uber-charge, use it on Darius!

    Mobile Infantry, use the Assault Cannons to take down the trolls that you can.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:00 No.16911279
    Have an auror summon the blade.
    Also, teach those orcs that they shouldn't have stopped running.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:00 No.16911282
    Damn, have one of the Knights Inductor take up the Nameless Blade as soon as they can.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:02 No.16911290
    Are they in range of our dropship's lasers?
    If so, good-bye trolls
    Get whoever is closest to the sword to grab it. I suggest we feign falling back so we can spread their ranks out.
    I suggest deploying the Mad Cats now so we can return our own "arrow" volley once the enemy's far enough away from the black gate.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)21:02 No.16911297
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    NO! Darius needs to show these Trolls who boss. He need to crush the Orcs morale. Right now they may actually fight, we need to route them so we don't have to fight the bulk of them.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:03 No.16911308
    Dropships are still in orbit.
    They would require a few minutes to arrive and deploy.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)21:04 No.16911314
    I need to proof read my posts...
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:05 No.16911319
    >NO! Darius needs to show these Trolls who boss. He need to crush the Orcs morale
    I'm advocating making Darius invincible so that he can wade into the trolls and stop their charge cold.
    Is there something wrong with the actions I outlined?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:05 No.16911324
    No, save that shit for emergency. We don't need Sauron looking around for our ships, keep hi focused on the fight.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)21:06 No.16911333
    Yeah, having Mad Cats deploy. Darius needs to do this alone. In true heroic fashion.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)21:07 No.16911343
    Sorry got you mixed up. I mean having the MI killing the trolls with their, "magic". Darius needs to do this himself.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:08 No.16911353
    Have Darius yell while we fire missiles at groups of orcs further away that he points at
    I'm talking about the one on the ground that we deployed our troops from. Or did we transport them in there without any good fall back point?
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)21:08 No.16911354
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    The Knights Inductor, alongside the other troops, begin falling back, firing as they do so. Heavy grabs the downed X-COM veteran and slings him over a shoulder as he jogs.

    "DESE BABIES NOT SO LEETUL!" he roars.

    The Mobile Infantry slams into the ground in between the trolls and the rest of the troops, spraying the trolls with a hail of Panther Autocannon fire that shreds the vanguard creatures to bits. The Space Marines grab their fallen while spraying a suppression fire behind them. The trolls charge towards the Mobile Infantry, but they just charge up their Marauders' jump jets and leap back, outside of their range.

    Your remaining troops begin to form up again a short distance from the trolls.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:12 No.16911389
    ...Perhaps we were overconfident.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:13 No.16911399
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:13 No.16911401
    Medic heals up the wounded.

    Have one of the Aurors conjure the Nameless Sword to his hand, and hand it off to one of the Knights.
    The other Auror to hit the X-COM soldier's power armor with a quick Reparo spell to repair major damage.

    This time, defensive formation. Take down the trolls.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)21:14 No.16911415
    The perfect tune for such a battle.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:15 No.16911428
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    and teleport dragon dildos into our troop's butts for moral support
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)21:17 No.16911441
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    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)21:20 No.16911471
    rolled 37 = 37

    Ubercharge only works on members of BLU or RED that have had the Ubercharge implants put in them.

    "ZE UBER IS READY!" the Medic shouts as he fires it at Heavy. As his X-COM burden vanishes from his hands, Heavy roars and turns, bringing up Sasha as he opens fire.

    "RUN, COWARDS!" he roars. A charging troll smacks him with a stone club, but the club SHATTERS over Heavy's blue-glowing form.

    Darius charges one of the trolls as Star-Lord does another. Armed with their magical blades, the duo unfortunately are forced to temporarily cease their assault and duck under a vicious mace swing.

    The M.I. crash into the ashy ground again and open fire, this time at the orcs reforming on the battlements. The suppression fire scatters them again as the skies suddenly darken.

    "Fell-beasts!" an X-COM Veteran calls as several X-COM and Knights Inductor are smashes into the ground by the vicious aerial dives of the creatures.

    One of the Aurors conjures the blade and tosses it to a nearby Knight as the other casts Reparo to help keep the X-COMmers in the fight.
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    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:23 No.16911498
    Damnit, Sauron probably isn't even paying attention enough to gloat.
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    I'm sorry.
    Dildos shaped like Tolkien's pipe then.

    Time to deploy the mechs to counter the beasts.
    I'm tempted to send in the vf-25's too.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)21:26 No.16911525

    Darius shall then say, "What is this! Finally the Bastard Lord of Mordor sends his most foul vermin he possess. I feel as if I should be honored at this display, but the feeling is lost on me as I look upon the waste he calls servants."
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)21:26 No.16911531
    No mechs yet, we can still fight them with the forces we have now.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:28 No.16911541
    Have the Auror not doing Reparo to swtich to Confringo and Avada Kedavra spells to attack the fell-beasts, or use a Patronus to keep them away while everyone else regroups.

    It is looking like we may need to bring in the Inde's phaser arrays.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:29 No.16911554
    I have to wonder if Darius is getting his combat roll boost.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:29 No.16911556
    Actually I'm pretty sure the Nazgul being summoned would actually be for a high roll, since then Sauron would be taking us seriously.
    As it stands, these trolls are just going to keep kicking our asses.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:29 No.16911557
    I agree with the taunting.
    Perhaps combine with this >>16911541

    This may soon indicate that it's time for the Stealth Team to make their move.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:30 No.16911562
    Sauce on that quote. It's too terrifying to be true.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/10/11(Thu)21:31 No.16911570
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    Hamburger Hepler, one of the writers from BioWare who is resonsible for making /v/ hate Mass Effect. Quite a feat, considering the thread count they had playing the game the first time around.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:31 No.16911572

    Off-topic, but jesus christ I haven't raged so hard at an image in months. The nerve of that horrible, horrible excuse for a writer.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:32 No.16911582

    Who wrote Dragon Age: Origins? I'm playing through that and quite loving the dialogue. I assume it wasn't Hamburger Helper
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)21:32 No.16911585
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    Darius and Star-Lord continue to dance in and out of the troll's reach. Though they manage several shallow wounds, every time they come close to a killing blow, they are forced back by a troll-strike. Darius himself takes a troll-make to the chest, flinging him back a few feet. But as a Space Marine, his body is iron and his armor ceramite. The emblem on his front is cracked and damaged, Darius himself spitting blood, but he stands and roars defiance with Ringil in hand.

    The X-COM troops take to the air once more, and a deadly aerial duel between the Heroes of Cydonia and the Hell-Hawks begins. A Fell-Beast explodes in a bloody shower of gore as a Blaster-Bomb detonates against its stomach. Another suddenly screams and sets upon the orcs at the Gate in a frenzy. A final one has its head melt and its wing bursts into flame as plasma bolts bore into it.

    But by the same token, an X-COM veteran dies to crushing jaws. Another has the misfortune of being swallowed up by one of the larger beasts. One Knight Inductor is torn limb from limb.

    Though your troops are beginning to take casualties, they are selling their lives at a dear, dear, price.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:35 No.16911603
    Ok, how do we non-lethally takedown Fell-beasts?
    Unless it looks like there was an unknown surplus of them, we'll need to leave some intact for the Nazgul to ride.. unless their mounts at at their own town. Life signs scan for rough numbers of them in this area and Minas Morgul.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:36 No.16911614
    And we were doing so well with minimizing casualties up to this point.
    Well, time to rally the troops.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:36 No.16911615
    She actually wrote the dwarves

    People tend to forget that and also post fake quotes and pictures about her hating Tolkien and etc.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:37 No.16911629
    >But by the same token, an X-COM veteran dies to crushing jaws. Another has the misfortune of being swallowed up by one of the larger beasts. One Knight Inductor is torn limb from limb.
    Everyone has an emergency transporter armband.
    The vet that got swallowed can be beamed out.
    The other two, we'll have to try to get their heads stuffed in a nanny-bag for later recovery.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/10/11(Thu)21:38 No.16911635
    Yeah, but her button that lets you skip gameplay to get to the cutscenes is confirmed for ME3, as is Narrative Mode (prechosen dialogue AND almost no gameplay (that you can skip as well))
    Continue the assault. Whatever name you use for God is with us.
    I had forgotten all about this. Do so at once, even if we get Fell Beast chunks beamed up with it.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:40 No.16911661
    Begin medical beam outs! The X-Com vets, the crushed on and the swallowed one. Good thing we thought of the arm bands. See if we can't take a bit extra when beaming up the swallowed one.
    Someone find the head of the KI ripped apart and nanny-bag it- STAT!
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:41 No.16911663
    Hm. Which Hell-hawk ate the X-com troop? Whichever one it was, blow it up with explosives. Hopefully there'll be enough Brain left to reconstruct the troop.

    Infiltration team should start going right about now.

    Speaking of reconstruct, we'll need to beam up any casualties and get them in the tanks or the nanite bags.

    The troops at the gate need some backup; who've we got on hand to help them out?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:42 No.16911680
    We should be Autosagan right about now. Hopefully Sauron's noticed the goings-on at the Black Gate and has turned his gaze.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)21:43 No.16911697
    Darius speech again, "Liar! Deceiver! Fool is the very air you breath worm! Shall you not come to face me yourself! Are you such a coward that even now as your servants clash with my men do you fail to appear before my eyes. Let the lord of the black land come forth! Let justice be done upon him!"
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)21:43 No.16911698
    rolled 53 = 53

    Star-Lord finally has enough, jumping into the air to land on back of a troll and slicing down with his elven blade. Anguirel slides nearly through the troll-hide to sever the beasts' head as Star-Lord leaps off and rolls to his feet. Almost as if to try to best Star-Lord, Darius waits until his troll swings his mace again, the raises Ringil and cuts through the haft of the weapon, driving the blade further to open a horrendous gash in the monster's chest. The troll lets out a shrill cry of pain as it slumps down.

    Meanwhile, the other troops have managed to regain their footing and are advancing on the gate once again, several of the Fell-beasts taking wing and flying back over the structure at the beck of some unknown call.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:44 No.16911704
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    Deploy the damn mecha. Our troops are taking too much of a beating and need the artillery support.

    Also, fall back and use our guns. Only after Sauron is thoroughly distracted and we have the upper hand in battle once again we can afford to wave them around like monkeys.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:45 No.16911718
    Medical televac, go!
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)21:45 No.16911719
    Have Darius shout this as he fells the Troll:>>16911697
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)21:46 No.16911732
    rolled 94 = 94

    Darius' words are met only with the screams of the dying and battle-cries.

    As the dead and dying troops are beamed back to the ship, the last of the Fell-Beasts sent to fight you fall, and the remaining trolls run towards the Black Gate, which has begun to swing shut once more.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:47 No.16911733
    Now that (I think) the Nazguls are coming, should we begin beaming in the stealth team?
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)21:47 No.16911738
    We can't afford to deploy the damn mechs! We don't know what it would do to canon!

    Our men are doing fine now, keep the forces in reserve! Who is with me!
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:48 No.16911744
    I am with you!
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)21:49 No.16911753
    Pursue them! Run the trolls down! Today! We simply walk into Mordor!
    >> mick824 11/10/11(Thu)21:49 No.16911754
    here, here!!
    >> Fireman Prime 11/10/11(Thu)21:49 No.16911763
    Charge after the enemy, call in a few more reinforcements, and SERIOUSLY GUYS prepare the stealth team to deploy. If Sauron doesn't start turning his Eye, he must really be as stupid as Cracked.com thinks he is.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:50 No.16911777
    Charge the damn gate before it closes! We need to hold their attention!
    We WILL simply walk into Mordor!
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)21:51 No.16911792
    Wait, 94. Does that Sauron does come out to face us?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:52 No.16911802
    I am REALLY hoping that they ARE deployed already. I thought we were just focusing on the battle to see how great our distraction was.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:53 No.16911818
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    Nah, he's too busy fapping over naked Frodo at this point in canon, so nothing will distract his gaze from that sight.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:54 No.16911829
    I'm still not certain that Sauron has a proper form at this point. He seemed more like a specter tied to the works he put his essence into. Like Barad-dur.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:55 No.16911835
    We don't know if Sauron feels intimidated by us yet.
    I mean the dude has an army so big he can afford to just throw bodies at us all day every day.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:56 No.16911854
    According to Tolkeinfag, who's the only one who's read the books in recent memory, Sauron does have physical form but he's just weak enough that he'd rather stay in his tower.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)21:57 No.16911864
    How many times I have to say this, he does, but the majority of his magical power is in the ring.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:58 No.16911875
    I think the burning eye and his influence over beings of evil is all there is to him. Which is why we need to try so damn hard to keep his attention while our team crawls around inside.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)21:58 No.16911876
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)22:00 No.16911899
    In which case, deploy some mechs somewhere inside mordor and create the mother of distractions.
    That way, its out of sight of the majority of the setting, and it will split saurons attention between the gate and a sudden attack by an unknown enemy.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)22:00 No.16911906
    Indeed, we're hoping he'll stay hunched over the scry-tv watching the fight and not notice while we nick his family jewels while he isn't looking.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)22:01 No.16911918
    None of that.
    The plan is still solid.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)22:01 No.16911922
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)22:02 No.16911931
    Except he does, read the books.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)22:02 No.16911935
    Uh, guys? Autosage?
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)22:02 No.16911936
    Jesus, what is it with you guys and the mechs. We deploy them it will have very harsh repercussions on canon.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)22:03 No.16911948
    Oh shit he's right. OP, new thread?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)22:04 No.16911950
    This is true. Don't send in the Mechs yet.

    Op, how many KIs and Xcom troops have been incapacitated, and how many have had their brains splattered?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)22:04 No.16911952
    Agreed. As it is we'll need to swing by between other missions and make sure things are proceeding correctly.
    >> αlpharius 11/10/11(Thu)22:04 No.16911954
    Doesn't that depend on how much of an impact they have and how much they are noticed?
    >> mick824 11/10/11(Thu)22:07 No.16911985
    "begin sarcasm" it's called "we have new toys and we must use them NAO!" syndrome. "end sarcasm"

    to be honest Tolkenfag, i have no idea
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)22:08 No.16911994
    We go deep into autosage regularly in these threads.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)22:09 No.16912015
    You guys think a chat would help lower the autosage factors for the threads?
    >> mick824 11/10/11(Thu)22:10 No.16912029
    that depends, but yeah it wouldn't hurt
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)22:12 No.16912061
    Not necessary.
    /tg/ is slow enough that threads can last until the time for questing comes again.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)22:12 No.16912064
    I like the auto sage, it's like a sign that that we've done a lot of shit.
    >> αlpharius 11/10/11(Thu)22:14 No.16912095
    The downside of having a chat means that people who are reading the archives to catch up will miss some of the speculation and discussion.
    >> mick824 11/10/11(Thu)22:15 No.16912119
    that's true
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)22:17 No.16912141
    Well I'm just saying having a chat helps the flow of ideas come quickly and uninterrupted.

    But, majority says it's a terribad idea, so never mind.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)22:19 No.16912156
    Channel's empty.
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)22:19 No.16912161

    New thread.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)22:38 No.16912384
    Send in the Brasta for aerial support.
    >> Anonymous 11/11/11(Fri)00:27 No.16913523
    Mind Blast, secure ringwraith by whatever means available. Drop the orcs.

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