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    102 KB TG Quest 50: Reunion MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)02:07 No.17485818  
    Clangeddin's hammer!!! TG QUEST?!

    Last thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17481740/

    When last we left our intrepid band, they had managed to defeat the Echo of Queen Zeal and the Shard of the Ebon Night after a terrible struggle that left them with heavy casualties once more. From the ruins of the destroyed Mammon Machine, a rift in space time began to grow, devouring the Echo of Zeal. But all was not lost. The Echoes of the three sages, Data, Engineer, and Egon supervise the rest of the survivors in a desperate attempt to get the newly materialized Blackbird ready for a flight it was not meant for.

    Well it seems them Transpace Guard boys have got themselves in another pickle. Let's see if they can get out of it.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:09 No.17485836
    Is the Medivac for us, or Holtz?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:10 No.17485837

    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:10 No.17485838
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    Batten down the hatches while the Aurors, Tosh, and Char try to reach out to Cheryl and the others.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:12 No.17485864
    >rolled 73, 83 = 156
    Here's hoping those were our Auroring and Psychicing rolls.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:12 No.17485866
    We should probably work on getting the sages anchored to something, if we haven't already.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:12 No.17485867
    Okay, first, make sure that all of the bodies of the slain were recovered. We'll not leave them behind in a collapsing time-echo.

    Second, Medic is to assist the Knights in retrieving their dead comrades' geneseed for return to their Chapter.

    Finally, have Tosh, Char, the Aurors and Gondegal get their rendition of a Navigator ready.

    Oh, and ask the Gurus if they could use our Reality Emitters to help shield the Blackbird.
    And finally, do they need to be anchored now? And if so, to what?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:13 No.17485870
    They have to be anchored to a person. Or three.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:13 No.17485871

    For all we know we might end up in an MLA based SRWverse.

    >would totally love it
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:16 No.17485893
    Stabilise Melchior, Balthazar and Gaspar. If we can get them intact, it'd be worth the unfortunate losses we experienced here.
    If they must be bound to objects, do so.
    If they must be bound to people, then the Aurors are the most likely candidates.

    Pilot the Blackbird towards Cheryl. Char, being both newtype and a pilot, is best suited to this role.

    Let's keep moving and see where we land.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:16 No.17485894
    They have the option of being anchored to a person or an object. We didn't get an answer from the Gurus yet.

    It's been recommended that if they do go for persons, that they be anchored to Egon and Data, since they usually stay safe in orbit.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:18 No.17485908
    I thought we already anchored them back around the same time we scryed for Gondegal.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)02:18 No.17485909
    The Gurus have been anchored to an Auror each for now. They'll be transferred to something more permanent later.

    "Good idea on the reality emitters, I didn't think of that," Melchoir says, nodding. "They could indeed."

    The next hour is full of hustle and bustle as people load the ship up with the mechs, crew, and ground teams. The VFs and Shiki stand outside, ready to follow the ship. In the distance the hole in reality has consumed the Palace and the mountain it was built on. It seems slowly crawling towards the city now. VF pilots who survived the crashing of their planes now are at the massive aircraft's controls, along with the sages.

    "Sir!" Darius reports. "All our men, living or dead are off the field. Everything is loaded and secured. Engineer is requesting permission to start the main engines..." Darius pauses. "The pilots say this thing, 'ain't no VF', but they can manage. They want to know when to begin take off."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:19 No.17485914

    Motion to lift off.

    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:19 No.17485919
    Remember to load the crashed VFs into the Blackbird's hangers as well.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:20 No.17485923

    "Very good. All hands, prepare for launch."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:20 No.17485925
    Well, nothing else for it. Take off*.
    *We have confirmed that the rift is large enough to fly the blackbird through, yes?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:20 No.17485926
    Begin engine startup sequence.
    Go through an abbreviated pre-flight checklist, and launch when ready.

    Have the Navigation team begin their casting about for the light of Cheryl, then take us in.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:26 No.17485968
    Let's use this music as pass through the threshold:

    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:26 No.17485975
    Shouldn't we be able to get the VFs and Shiki inside?
    Or maybe attach them. I hate for anyone to get lost.
    Both because I'm fucking tired of losing people, and for contamination issues if they end up somewhere unknown.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)02:29 No.17485995
    rolled 69 = 69

    "All right..." Char grumbles as he docks the Hyaku Shiki in the Blackbird's cavernous bays. He immediately heads up to the bridge, pausing only for a moment. "This thing reminds me a lot of the Gaw..."

    In the distance the hole grows. Then you give the signal for launch. The Blackbird lurches as its engines kick in, the craft detaching from the dock and slowly gaining speed as its attendant VFs buzz around it. The pilots begin to swing it around, and through the bridge window you see the hole in Zeal, a yawning abyss of chaotic energies swirling before you.

    "Hang on," the pilot drawls as he flips a few switches and lets his hand rest on the handle. "This is about to get bumpy."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:29 No.17485997



    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:33 No.17486027
    Oh, don't complain so much, Char. We need you to help navigate with your Newtype abilities. Consider yourself lucky that you aren't like the Navigators from the Spacing Guild, addicted to Spice and no longer quite human.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:34 No.17486036
    Relax, we're fine.
    Shields up, Navigation on, VFs ready to launch and provide support, everyone else safely secured, Char being useful for once.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:36 No.17486050

    Look Char, You're on the front page. Now, I want you to go through the lists and find something you like. I think you deserve some upgrades on your mech.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)02:38 No.17486061
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    You dive into the hole, the pilot giving off a loud "YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-HAAAAAAAAAAAAW!"

    The VFs follow you in as behind you the Kingdom of Zeal shrinks to nothing. All around you is lightning and ribbons of multicolored energy. The ship shakes as these chaotic waves and bolts crash against it, bombard it, but your reality emitters provide enough interference that they do not breach hull integrity. You cannot see anything after a while. Your pilots cannot see anything. Then...

    "Turn. Here. Now," Char commands. "Left!"

    The pilot complies, jerking the craft to the left. A few minutes passes before Tosh speaks.

    "Bank hard down, mon. No ground here, ain't gonna crash. Now. Do it NOW!"

    "I think I've got something! Keep going in this direction!" an Auror excitedly says as the Observer gives off a series of beeps and tones. VP-99 interjects.

    "The Observer units is detecting trace signatures of transpace drives along the northern energy current. Recommend adjust course twelve degrees."

    "...that's right. Do it," Char commands. The pilot complies. "We're getting close."

    "Almost there, mon..." Tosh nods he narrows his eyes. "Now... got to reach out to da little gurl. Let her know we're here..."

    Char closes his eyes and Tosh does the same. Gondegal walks into Char, the newtype suddenly infused with a ghostly glow as the Aurors point their wands at Tosh and murmur chants.

    Suddenly a bright flash rips through the maelstrom in front of you as a breach tears itself open, revealing a star-field beyond, and a small fleet of familiar ships...

    Captcha: Atsocial drunk. Now, now, Holtz isn't here yet, Captcha.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:40 No.17486079
    Transmit codes to identify ourselves.
    Wave Hi.
    Ask how the Farseers, Psions, X-commies and Cheryl are doing.
    Pick up our S2 engine, our Blue crystals, and go back to Holtz.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:40 No.17486080
    What color are the oceans? Is there any mist left? Is Antarctica still there? Can we contact Cheryl on the Coms? Are they alive and well?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:40 No.17486081
    The Oncoming Storm, the Relentless, and the Indefatigable?

    Make sure that everyone made it through safely.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:41 No.17486086

    Oh thank the sweet lord Jeebus. We actually made it back. I don't think we can survive another random encounter.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:42 No.17486093
    Have the Observer and VP-99 transmit our IFF codes to show that we're TG-aligned.

    Make sure that everyone made it through the ride okay.

    Then open a hailing channel with the Oncoming Storm. We need a status update.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:44 No.17486104
    Signal the Spaceball-1, I mean Oncoming Storm.
    Hey folks, fancy meeting you here.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)02:45 No.17486108

    You transmit your ID codes and a few tense minutes go by without reaction.

    Your communicators suddenly buzz before the voice of the captain of the Indefatigable comes over the channel.

    "By all that's holy, is that you, command crew? We'd just about given up all hope of tracking you down! What kind of ship is that you're on? Where the devil have you been?"

    The sky is blue.
    Donuts are plentiful.
    Friday is TGIF night on ABC, what's gotten into you?
    (Everything looks fine.)
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:46 No.17486120
    >Where the devil have you been?
    Fucked if we know.
    You able to get us back on the command deck of the Oncoming Storm? We need to tally our losses. Tell me what happened in Antarctica after we put Adam in Cheryl.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:46 No.17486121
    Huzzah! We made it back! Now to take stock of what we've got, and get the fuck out of here!

    ...And that's my cue to go to sleep. Give my love to the bumbling Auror.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:47 No.17486132
    "It's a long story, Captain. I'm afraid to say that we've lost a lot of good men and women, but it looks like we were able to get the job done.
    "Can you tell us what happened after Second Impact occurred at the South Pole?"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:48 No.17486139
    Side trip through space and time, we couldn't let Ebon Night get away after all that now, could we?

    Send over those donuts. And status reports.
    How long have we been gone on your end?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:48 No.17486143

    "We are glad to see you guys too. It is a long, long, painful story. We will tell you all about it in a second. First things, first. We need a status report. NOW. I could give a damn about formalities, so just start and don't stop until the story has been told."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:49 No.17486153
    Well, you know how the Chrono Trigger universe has multiple endings? We were probably in an echo of one of them. We could use an update on what happened here.

    Over there, we hunted down everyone we could find, got our ass handed to us by a broken as fuck JRPG boss who empties your mana and lowers your health to 1, and fought quite a few pieces of our favorite asshole.

    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:51 No.17486165
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    Mmm, donuts..
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)02:55 No.17486192
    "You've been gone a day and a half. After you put Adam back into the pillar there was this insane lightshow over the south pole, then we saw a grid of light encompass the entire planet. It flared blue, then vanished. There's no more trace of the mists planetside, and whatever those lights did seems to have repaired most of the damage from the catastrophe," the captain reports. "We managed to recover the Overlord, Al'Kesh, and Leopard, along with the MLRS and TIE-Ds, but couldn't find the mechs, VFs, or the infantry..." He pauses. "Tosh is also missing, but the rest of the psychics made it back. They're aboard the Storm now. Cheryl and the Farseers have been trying to divine your location for the last... let me see.... 34 hours."

    He pauses. "You... fought who?"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:58 No.17486221
    The Queen of Zeal from Chrono Trigger. Here's her data in our database. http://www.chronocompendium.com/Term/Queen_Zeal.html

    We also fought some pieces of Ebon Night, our favorite asshole.

    I hope the Reconstruction Vats are warmed up. We're going to need them.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:58 No.17486222
    "Ebon Night proved that he was an asshole in life, and a hate-fueled revenant that can cross the boundaries of time and space in order to exact his revenge in death. But that's a story for the cantina.
    "Now, we've got to get to the medical facilities aboard the Storm. Can you do site to site? Lock on to Star-Lord's beacon and have him beamed to the Storm's medbay."

    Let's get the crew transferred over to the Storm, and make sure that our research materials from the Elder Thing city are intact.

    Also, I'm sure that Douglas will want to be meeting with Cheryl.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:59 No.17486228
    Ebon Night's spirit. Or something like that. So, have there been any more reality distortions in the area?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)02:59 No.17486230
    Ebon Night's hate-filled fragments.
    It was not pleasant.

    Ok, and the time ghost of the Queen of the Kingdom of Zeal.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:00 No.17486231
    Ebon Night.
    Chased us.
    Got dead.
    We're back now.

    We found some Mechs, some VFs (though some died in fighting), and the Infantry (though some died in fighting). Tosh is here too.
    We also managed to find 3 sages - skilled in magical research, enchanting, and item manufacture. We expect to hire them, since their world got erased behind them.

    Well. Let's get everything back together, tally our losses, and report back to Holtz.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:02 No.17486245
    "We fought a ghost of a crazy lady who could constantly bring us to an inch of death with a wave of a hand."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:02 No.17486247
    Are all the reality distortions gone, or do we have to go back down there. I don't want to have to spend any more time here if we can.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:03 No.17486253
    Oh guys, we still need to stay long enough to communicate with Igor and Philemon, and make sure that Guts and the Persona kids were returned to where they belong.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:03 No.17486257
    I think I'm going to have a hot shower, then take a coma until we get back to HQ, then get into a drinking competition with Holtz.
    When you crack me out of the reconstruction tank after fatally severe alcohol poisoning, I'd like a cup of coffee.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:08 No.17486301

    Also, please tell Cheryl the following:

    "Good work. Your quick thinking is the only reason we are standing here today. I am sorry we had to put you through hell to get there, but we could not have done it without you. So thanks. For everything."

    WOOO! Cheryl and the physics made it!
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:10 No.17486322
    Forces gained:
    1 Cheryl
    1 Douglas (+ Bear)
    3 Gurus
    1 Blackbird
    1 Hero white mage
    15 Undead Hunters

    Loot gained:
    2 * Fear immunity (Spike and Data)
    1 * Aglaphotis
    1 * Vampire SUE
    1 * Magical lab equipment
    1 * Assorted gems and gold
    1 * Wine rack
    1 * S2 Engine
    1 * Elder thing research materials
    1 * Lance of Longinus
    1 * Blue crystals
    9001 * Experience

    Forces lost:
    50% of everything that we have more than 1 of.
    All the Hellstars
    Almost all the /tg/ recruits
    Almost all the Drones
    Almost all the White mages
    Most of the SCPs
    Most of the UNITs
    NONE OF THE MIs for some reason

    Also, what happened to the X-commies that weren't psychics? I assume they all died.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:11 No.17486329
    I'm pretty sure physics died a horrible painful death.
    Speaking of which, remember to upgrade our reality emitters.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:11 No.17486330
    I'd rather tell her in person.

    "Ms. Mason, without your strength of will or quick-thinking, none of us would still be alive. You've not only saved us, or your world, but untold thousands in the Meta from the predations of Ebon Night.
    "Thank you. Words cannot suffice, but thank you. For everything."
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)03:11 No.17486332
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    The captain smiles.

    "That's the one bit of good news I can give you. The world is completely free of distortions now, and the Farseers say that we're free to return home. As soon as we have you, of course. Dock that monster with the Oncoming Storm and come up to the bridge. I'm going back to my ship now that you're back. Cheryl's on her way there now to meet you."

    Star-Lord is beamed to the Storm without issue as the ship docks and everyone begins to transfer over to your flagship. When you reach the bridge, you are greeted by a haggard looking Cheryl, who smiles tiredly and runs over to give Douglas a hug, then everyone else in turn.

    "Hey guys..." she says. "You didn't make keeping you all alive easy... I've got some good news, though. Those three shards you fought? That was all of them. I managed to nail the rest with the pillar bomb. Everything should be good to go now, right?"

    She smiles again. "And it's good to see you."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:11 No.17486333
    Because we keep forgetting to use the MIs.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:13 No.17486346
    So, is the Mountains of Madness and Shoggoths and Pillar still there?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:15 No.17486365
    So, Cheryl. . . Douglas. . .
    We would really appreciate it if you were to stay with us. We'll bring you home if you wish, but we'd love to have you on the team.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:15 No.17486367
    We actually used them with the Mountains and Ebon Night.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:17 No.17486379
    Say this:

    "Now that the distortions that threatened this sector are gone, it's time for us to go.
    "You and Mr. Cartland have a choice: you can return home, safe, and stable.
    "Or you can sign on with us.
    "I won't lie; it's dangerous work. There are evils out there that we fight, to preserve stability. It's a war out there, but it's not your fight.
    "It's up to you. Think about it. It's your choice."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:18 No.17486391

    Before we leave, we should conduct the funerals for those who gave their lives over the world they protected.

    Let their coffins burn up on reentry, may their sacrifice not be forgotten with this meteor shower.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:20 No.17486402
    Effects on Canon:
    >Ebon Night, a dark power from Ravenloft that got free, was destroyed.
    >Azalin the Lich escaped into the Meta
    >Philemon now looks through Douglas' eyes

    Before we leave, I'd like to check whether Silent Hill is still standing, and whether all the other places are deserted.

    There's also one other thing I'd like to do:
    Have Mouse and Data hack this world's interwebs, and make a spam email or botnet that advertises a simple message:
    "Seen paranormal stuff in Tokyo, Pennsylvania, or Transylvania, and want to fight against it? Send details of what you witnessed, along with your resumes to tsg_recruiting@gmail.com"
    And we have Holtz send a team to make a Base on this world and monitor that e-mail address.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:20 No.17486410

    Fuck. Can we even return them at this point? Cheryl is a near god level psychic that we FULLY unlocked and Douglas has a persona. I know we can end the contract, but the real issue is Cheryl. If we end up wiping her memories, we essentially will be wiping all the controls and safeguards to the powers she has inside of her. I don't know how well that will go for her. Oh well, if she chooses to stay we will do what we can to make it happen safely.

    What is the status of Guts and the Kids?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:22 No.17486425
    No to that.
    Though we should scout out a location for a future outpost, they are going to want to keep an eye on this one.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:22 No.17486426
    I would rather have their funerals occur in the Meta, personally.
    It's more symbolic, I think, that way.
    This place, is just a Canon. But the Meta is where all Canons reside.
    This Canon isn't their home. But in the Meta, in the layer of existence above Canon, that's where their true home is, now.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)03:22 No.17486427
    They are not. Just ordinary boring ice now.

    The X-COM team made it out. Speaking of experience, you'll get a nice surprise in a minute.

    "Hey, no, thank YOU!" Cheryl says, punching you in the arm with a grin. "Silent Hill I maybe coulda handled. The rest of that stuff? I would've been a stain on the floor if you guys hadn't shown up."

    Cheryl frowns, tapping her chin. "Maybe you're right. I was pretty awesome back there..."

    An aura of light begins to emanate from her. "My powers only grow, and now with my enemies defeated, I can turn my gaze to new worlds!"

    Her eyes turn golden. "And with you as my loyal armies, I will reign over a thousand worlds as its new goddess!"

    The aura abruptly vanishes along with the glowing eyes as Cheryl chuckles, grins mischievously and winks. "Naw, I'm just fuckin' with ya."

    She yawns and stretches. "But what I WILL do is crawl back to my quarters and sleep for a week. Then when I get up, I will eat the biggest damn breakfast I've ever had. And of course I'll come with you. I'm not letting this trainwreck happen to someone else if I can help it."

    She yawns again. "Anything else? Massive psychic powers really drains it out of you. And leaves you with headaches you wouldn't believe."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:24 No.17486446
    Thanks again, and remember to avoid jokes like that.. you just did a prefect imitation of the kind of problems we have to solve.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:24 No.17486450

    >>Margaret nods. "The Ebon Night is the only one who... left. There is another that survived, but he is being dealt with," she smiles, slightly. "By one of our own, in fact."

    Effects on Canon:
    >Ebon Night - destoryed
    >Azalin - dealt with by Philemon
    >Philemon looks through Douglas's eyes
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:26 No.17486465
    >The aura abruptly vanishes along with the glowing eyes as Cheryl chuckles, grins mischievously and winks. "Naw, I'm just fuckin' with ya."
    Shake head.
    "Good ol' Cheryl. Sense of humor's still the same I see.
    "Alright, let's get everyone into transit formation. A.N.O.N., set coordinates for Sector HQ. Transit when ready."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:26 No.17486466
    Thank you, but you just scared the crap out of me. I need to change my pants. I'm sure you thought is was funny, but you won't when you see what a S.U.E. really is.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:27 No.17486470
    Speaking of which, the first time we were talking about the Riverside survivors, we wanted to screen the 'staying behind' group for people that might make good candidates for assisting TG is monitoring this world.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)03:27 No.17486475
    "She always does jokes like that," Douglas complains. "Back in Silent Hill, I got shot and she was going to face off against the Cult? She gave me a fake out by pretending to be possessed for a minute."

    "Oh come on, it was funny," Cheryl says, crossing her arms. "A dark sense of humor is better than none!"

    No one has seen them since the pillar erupted.

    Silent Hill is standing, but all other of the residences of evil have been wiped clean, no trace of them ever existing in this world.

    You make the website, Mouse sniggering all the while. "Boss, every once in a while, I got to say I like your style."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:27 No.17486476
    She's talking about an Ebon Night clone. Most likely Nyx or Erebus.

    Back to base for now. Then we can spend 2 days arguing about ALL THE REQUISITIONS
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:27 No.17486477
    We need Dr. Han on our medical team.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:30 No.17486500
    We've spent the last two weeks arguing over Requisitions. Can't he just go off the list we have in the other thread?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:31 No.17486507
    Fuck that, the first two days are definitely: >>17486257
    Then we see what Holtz has for us after filing our report.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:32 No.17486521
    And if he's still passed out, we're waking his ass up. He's not stiffing us two missions in a row.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:32 No.17486522
    "Trolling people is one of the few perks of this job, Mouse."

    Okay, I think we're ready to transit.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:34 No.17486545

    Surprises? Come on OP, hurry up!
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:35 No.17486551

    Rub our eyes.

    "Ms Mason, while we cannot argue that you were "pretty awesome back there", please, for the tenuous remains of what passes for my sanity, don't joke of going god mode on us. I don't think we have enough ships in our fleet to even attempt to take you on. And I like my ships not being torn asunder by forces I cannot comprehend. We almost made it a whole hour now without that happening, and I would hate to break our record for longest time without catastrophe already."


    "That being said, I think you earned yourself one bottle of the good stuff we are going to bribe our boss with. I am sure we can afford to part with one given your previous efforts"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:36 No.17486566
    "Oh, right, she's technically legal!
    "Shouldn't we start her on the synthohol before hitting the hard stuff, though?"
    >> Credit Roll Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:38 No.17486586
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:38 No.17486594
    We're not giving her hard stuff. We're giving her a bottle of high-quality, several hundred year old wine we stole from Strahd.

    Even if she doesn't drink it now, it's still high quality.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:39 No.17486607
    Right Op.
    Tell us that "surprise" experience we're getting
    Send us back to base
    Tell us what Requisitions we have available
    and let us argue about it for a few days. =)
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)03:45 No.17486658
    Something like that.

    Your ships fall into formation and make the transpace jump...

    Arrival at base will be covered tommorrow, I have to sleep now. Before I do...


    By surviving the horrors the Ebon Night set against you, some of your squads have managed to reach a new level of combat skill. Some of your troops and heroes that have been with you since the beginning have gained additional benefits.

    Elaine has been promoted to Hero and the White Mage unit dissolved.
    VP-99 has been upgraded to a Hero unit.
    Your Sandmen are now Veteran Sandmen.
    Your Mobile Infantry are now Veteran Mobile Infantry.
    Your Delta Green Squad is now a Veteran Delta Green Squad.
    Your Auror team is now a Veteran Auror team.
    Psion Squad increases to Level 9!
    Abjurer Squad increases to Level 10!
    SCP team experience cancels out reinforcement's green level.
    UNIT team experience cancels out incoming reinforcement's green level.
    Spike can learn a new skill!
    Tosh can learn a new skill!
    Egon can learn a new skill!
    Your Tomahawk and VF Pilots are now Veterans.

    As a side note, congratulations on defeating one of the harder sections of the quest AND getting more or less the best ending from it.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:46 No.17486676

    At great cost. We're gonna need alot of downtime to recover.

    But hey, we got the job done.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:47 No.17486691
    I don't mean to sound greedy, but what about VP-98 and the Observer? I think they both deserve upgrades. Especially the Observer, for everything that we put it through, it actually managed to survive.

    Also, quick question: if we replenish troops, how will that work with Veteran units? Will new recruits be Veterans, or will they count seperately?
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)03:48 No.17486700
    Well to be honest, you skipped the easy to middling difficulty worlds and went right for the throat. I didn't expect to hit this place that fast.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:50 No.17486722
    >How did you hit that? -When fighting a target that is unable to be injured by normal attacks, Spike has the miraculous ability to injure the target by bypassing all protections.

    >Voodoo - When Tosh has a piece of a target, he can create a voodoo doll of it and cause damage to the target via the doll. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJzDdc6MZSU

    >Tinkerer - Egon has the ability to create and alter tech on the field to work, regardless of the tools and materials needed.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:51 No.17486723
    Well, the Observer doesn't normally have personality enough. Though it's psitech have been exposed to some Hella Strange Energies recently.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:51 No.17486728
    Well, we were kinda flying blind. We didn't really know what to do, so we were just picking areas randomly.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:51 No.17486730


    Which guy selected this target world, again?

    On the bright side though, we should be able to slowly rebuild our forces. Assuming we don't run into another similar world.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:51 No.17486731
    >you skipped the easy to middling difficulty worlds and went right for the throat
    Let's go back to those easy to middling worlds. Can we please have something as easy as the Royal Pain or the Wolf? Hell, even the first Battle of Tokyo seems easy compared to this world.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)03:52 No.17486747
    VP-98 isn't quite there yet.
    The Observer cannot be made a hero. Its programming does not enable such rapid self-learning behaviors.
    When a squad earns the Veteran title, all reinforcements to it will either be veterans or have a low enough percentage of rookies to be negligible until they are 'trained' by the other squad members.

    The UNIT and SCP teams would've been Veterans, but they went under half-strength, meaning the majority would be rookies. Instead of getting the veteran title then, their benefit is simply that the surviving members are experienced enough to lead the new recruits, negating 'green' penalties. (IE: No X-COM Rookie Syndrome.)
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:53 No.17486749
    I think it was "We haven't tried this color yet. Let see what's there."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:53 No.17486756

    God damn it. We thought this was supposed to be a moderate level when we were picking it. Further proof we are mildly retarded. Oh well, we survived by the ordeal by the tips of our fingers. The best kind of adventure.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:54 No.17486766
    Anyone else have suggestions for the abilities?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:55 No.17486774
    Ah, so when we requisition troop replenishment, instead of SCP Unit (Rookie) and UNIT (Rookie) they'll start at (Squaddie) levels of experienced?

    We'll have to keep throwing VP-98 into the fires of battle until it either gets promoted or is destroyed.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:55 No.17486776
    Nah, but I'll argue about it more later, in the planning thread.

    Rest well OP.
    I don't know how to feel about being the first to recommend this stop because it looked 'linchpin-y' even before the scouting report came in. Speaking of the scouts, here's hoping they had a better time of it this time with that shipper-ship we moved their way, I feel like they did when they limped home last time.
    Once again, thanks for the Quest and rest well.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)03:56 No.17486784
    I was laughing in horror when I saw you guys thinking this would be an easy pick.

    Relax. There's only one area that's harder than this world, and you start getting scout reports from Yellowman this cycle, meaning you'll have a better idea of where to go.

    Oh also, with Cheryl and Douglas formally joining, you can pick 2 skills for Doug and 1 for Cheryl. Cheryl's other skill has already been picked.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:57 No.17486786
    No, it means the guys left are good enough to make up for the replacements to the squad being green.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)03:59 No.17486814
    Right, meaning that the unit as a whole won't drop down to (Rookie) but average out to (Squaddie).

    Yeah, let's move discussions of abilities to the planning thread.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)04:00 No.17486818
    I sure as hell didn't expect it to be easy, expected to be at least as bad as the last linchpin.
    But I thought we'd be able to pull out if it got too hot, then we got here and the first thing was 'no pulling out, oh and there's a time limit'. Fuuu-. Good times.

    Grats on giving us a new scale to judge just how bad a world is off of.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)04:05 No.17486862
    >Spike can learn a new skill!
    "What, you don't believe me?" - Spike is exceptionally good at bullshitting people. He could bullshit his way into the Pentagon and get it closed down for a day, if need be.
    >Tosh can learn a new skill!
    "Tutor" - All entities with a mind have some degree of Psionic potential. Tosh can help people to find and express this potential.
    >Egon can learn a new skill!
    "It's easy to explain" - Egon can introduce scientists to the basics of Paranormal or Magical study, and magicians to the basics of the Scientific method.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)04:06 No.17486865

    I just think it is funny that we were/are terrified of the new Chaos and Void Engineers to the point that we refused to go anywhere near them before we leveled up some more. In our attempt to be safe and avoid danger, we picked ONE OF THE HARDEST WORLDS WE POSSIBLY COULD. Further proof that it is the demon you aren't running from that will probably kill you.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)04:07 No.17486878
    OP, before you go, can you define 'new skill' limits?
    Hopefully we'll have the arguing out of the way before we meet again.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)04:08 No.17486894
    Yep. That was awesome.
    Well, It can't be worse than the fanfic we had to reality bomb. . .
    >You can't leave.
    Well, we'll just be careful and take it slowly.
    >You've got a week.
    Shit, well we can still pull this off.
    >Wesker, Ebon Night, Strahd, Dracula, Guts, Idea of Evil, Erebus, Shoggoths
    Well. . . fuck. We still have a slight chance.
    >Adam and the Chaos Shoggoth
    Son of a . . .
    >Command crew in the fight
    >Kingdom of Zeal
    Well, at least we got Balthasar, Gaspar, and Malchior like we wanted
    >Queen Zeal's special attacks.
    We can still pull through as long as nothing else bad happens
    >Fragment of Ebon Night and the low rolls.
    Fuck you, dice.
    >Blackbird and the high rolls
    We haven't forgiven you yet, dice.
    >This was supposed to be second hardest. Here's your loot.
    It was all worth it.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)04:11 No.17486922
    Everything suggested looks about right so far.

    I'm just surprised no one got a connection I was hinting at with the Ebon Night. I thought it fairly obvious.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)04:12 No.17486929
    Anything for Data when we patch him up?
    Considering the crazy things that happened to him in the series and able to get him working is one of the reasons I voted for him in the first place, he should recover nicely.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)04:13 No.17486940
    Um. Explain it like we're stupid, please.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)04:16 No.17486970

    What part of "mildly retarded" did we not make clear?
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)04:16 No.17486974
    You can repair Data fine, but he's just shy of an XP upgrade.

    It might come up again. I need to check some things.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)04:17 No.17486977
    Better to explain it like we are tired people, and almost every time we met Ebon was late at night.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)04:18 No.17486987
    Ah well, we'll see if we pick up on it during the after-action report back at base.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)04:18 No.17486989
    >Oh also, with Cheryl and Douglas formally joining, you can pick 2 skills for Doug and 1 for Cheryl. Cheryl's other skill has already been picked.

    "I already lost my son" - When his friends are under threat, or in a state of fear and panic, the combat strength of Douglas and his Persona increase proportional to the level of threat and/or fear.
    "Grinding social links" - Douglas is exceptionally good at making friends, by sympathising with people's plights and struggles.

    "The Will to Power" - People nearby Cheryl gain a boost to their mental attributes and a resistance to mental damage.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)04:21 No.17487009
    Suggestion for one of Douglas' skills

    >"Papa Bear"
    Doug gives a shit about people. Specifically about them making it out alive. Both he and his persona are likely to take hits meant for squishier party members.

    I'll sign on for Spike's Blather skill, as well. Either that or something named Space Cowboy.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)04:22 No.17487021
    Planning thread is over here: >>17456343
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)04:23 No.17487027
    "Da spirits say" - Tosh can telepathically talk and listen to a wider variety of things. Gods, shoggoths, the spirits of a place, the spirits of an item, perhaps even Magic itself if the setting allows it.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)04:26 No.17487053
    I almost forgot, but Elaine and VP-99 both get the standard 2 skills as part of their promotion.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)04:33 No.17487124
    >There's only one area that's harder than this world
    "Well, we can't handle Warhammer 40k just yet, let's go here."
    Son of a fucking bitch. What's the hardest world? We show up and our ships fly straight into Slaanesh's demonic crotch?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)04:35 No.17487143
    That tells me either there ISN'T a Durandal / Shodan / Mendicant Bias / TRON world in here, or OP underestimates Shodan.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)04:37 No.17487162
    Or those worlds may have mitigating circumstances.

    This made me cackle. Good show.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)04:55 No.17487334

    >There's only one area that's harder than this world.
    Well, odds are, we won't get the hardest next time.
    >Randomly picks next world.
    "Hello my name is Shodan. Welcome to the Irken homeworld. Yes, that is a thousand R-types in orbit. If you want to leave now, take the next left. It's a shortcut directly to Slaanesh's demonic crotch."
    >Takes next left.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)05:41 No.17487799
    So, I'm guessing we're going to pace ourselves before we take on the mission harder than this one.

    BTW, who is Douglas' Bearsona supposed to be, anyway?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)05:48 No.17487880
    Okku! I've posted it 3 times already!
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)08:49 No.17488969
    Just waiting for OP to throw us into an SRW/ACE:R world.

    Cybuster should be showing up anytime soon....
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)09:19 No.17489100
    > Accepting the persona

    So many good arguments were given against it, whilst the counter arguments amounted to Philemon is a good guy and wouldn't turn on us, despite it explicitly having being said he would use the knowledge he gained against us if he deemed it necessary and that he could not guarantee he would keep it to himself.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)09:24 No.17489123
    And furthermore we are not isolating the persona user, as was the original decision, to minimise him seeing or hearing anything confidential.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)09:41 No.17489202

    Hero Skills:


    Karma's a bitch - Whenever Spike or friendly forces suffer a critical failure, enemy units also suffer in the wake of it (Example: Algaphotis-A has no effect on Ebon Night! Ebon Night tail whips Douglas and Spike away and takes in a deep breath.... but inhales too quickly and starts coughing uncontrollably, and accidentally whips himself in the eyes with his tail!). In addition, all rolls are increased by a small, but not insignificant amounts.

    > Possible Elaine traits:

    Tranquil Resolve - Elaine has been subject to the horrors of the Ebon Night, but persevered and saw the dawn that followed. Friendly units within a certain range of Elaine are less affected by harmful mind-altering effects, and spells cast by nearby friendly casters (including Elaine) cost less resources to cast. She also acts as a good foil for Lyla.

    Cooperative caster - Following Gondegal's example, Elaine can now imbue other friendly forces' spells and attacks with white magic to create an enhanced effect. Also, Elaine is generally easy to get along with and is a good co-worker.

    Resurrect - Spells cast by Elaine that restore life to dead people (i.e. Raise, Re-Raise) now function even if there's very little left of the person to resurrect. In addition, Elaine can attempt to Raise a person beyond the normal time limit for Raise.

    Divine Whisper - Any spells cast by Elaine on friendly targets now leave a residual healing effect (haste, shell, reraise, cure, esuna, etc), that also reduces the effects of shadowy/evil attacks.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)09:49 No.17489251
    We already voted on it, and the Aye's won by 2 votes. If you wanted a different outcome, you should have been online and voted.
    If you were online but didn't vote, then shut the fuck up.
    The time for complaining about it is long past; I don't like it either but I'm not going to clutter up a thread complaining about it.

    As for putting Douglas in isolation, we would have already restricted his access to the bridge and other sensitive areas, as that's what we decided to do.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)09:51 No.17489273

    What's done is done. We just have to prepare accordingly.

    Douglas probably doesn't need access to restricted files, and probably doesn't want to. The whole eyes-and-ears of Philemon thing only apply when he's actually using the Persona or its powers , if I read the contract correctly.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)10:02 No.17489343
    I was there and voted against.

    >The whole eyes-and-ears of Philemon thing only apply when he's actually using the Persona or its powers , if I read the contract correctly.
    It was? Well that changes things a bit, if that's true I don't have anywhere near as much of an issue with it.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)10:47 No.17489538
    No, Philemon gets access to all memories created while Douglas has the power to call on his Persona, not just when he's using it.
    >But all they experience while they use our gifts will be written in the books of our library.
    >"Who binds himself to the contract will be able to wield the powers of their true self at the cost of allowing my master to read all their experiences while they hold that power."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)16:03 No.17492227
    Clarification from MetaOP:
    >everything Doug experiences while he has the Persona gets recorded, whether he's using it or not.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)16:54 No.17492803
    I like karma's A Bitch for spikes new ability, and Resurrect for one of Elaines. with tg dice i think abilities that help when things go wrong would be the most useful.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)17:41 No.17493285
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    Your ships fall back into realspace around the Sector Headquarters, and only a second goes by before you are hailed by the base's comm officer.

    "Oncoming Storm is that you?!" she exclaims. "You've been off the grid for two weeks! We've been scrambling to try and find where you went, what happened out there?"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)17:49 No.17493351
    "It's a long story. In short we accidentally ran up against a Ravenloft Dark Power that escaped. We got him, but he took a lot of us with him.
    "Also, we need to speak with Holtz, now, on a secure channel."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)17:54 No.17493406
    "ANON, seal the bridge."

    When Holtz appears, give him a quick summary and then tell him about the Contract.
    Some of us believe that Philemon could be a valuable ally, and his Good nature will keep him turning on us.
    The other half of the command crew think the others are naive and that we should treat the entity as a potential hostile power.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)17:56 No.17493434
    Remember that suspected linchpin we were checking out?
    Well it totally was.

    And it made the last one look like a walk in the park.
    Got trapped in there, we managed to get tipped off that leaving again would allow it to spread faster and there was already a countdown until the Dark Power that had claimed the Silent Hill world and turned it into a Horror wonderland would reach critical mass and destabilize the sectors, plural, in ways most unholy.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)17:57 No.17493451
    Would you stuff your paranoia up your ass?
    Douglas is secured in his quarters.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)17:57 No.17493457
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    The lieutenant nods.

    "Holtz is meeting with Admiral Pellaeon now, but I'll interrupt. Hold on."

    The picture switches over to Holtz, looking more haggard than usual.

    "Storm, where the shit fuck have you BEEN? I was getting ready to send people after you, and High Command's been on my ass wanting to know just HOW I managed to lose a whole sector task force! I- what? Dark Power?! Are you goddamn- what? YOU FUCKING KILLED IT?! HOW?!"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)17:59 No.17493469
    Save Philemon until his part in the report comes up, that is not your opener.
    The opener is roughly translated as "Holy Unholy Fuck that shit in there could have destroyed the whole sector twice over!"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:02 No.17493490
    Two Words: Second Impact. Thankfully, the reality distortion cleared up pretty soon, so the world is safe and normal.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:03 No.17493508
    "look, we'll give you the full report later. The short of it was that we found Cheryl Mason, unlocked her powers, the initiated Second Impact right in the asshole's face. Don't worry, the blast was contained and the world was saved."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:03 No.17493509
    You can tell High Command to mail you a friggin' medal after you send in this report.
    [Begin transmitting]
    I think you're going to have to see the logs and recording just to believe us, and it was still worse than that.
    On the up-side we have a contact with a friendly power, though the nature of the contact means we have to keep a new ally away from sensitive materials.
    It's all there is the report.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:06 No.17493548
    A bit more complicated than that, and doesn't do us credit for all the giant piles of hell we went through there.
    You are not going on as references on my resume.

    "Not much, just a combination of Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Night of the Living Dead, Twilight, Ravenloft, Castlevania, Berserk, Persona, the works of HP Lovecraft, and FREAKING Evangelion."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:07 No.17493554
    These are good.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)18:11 No.17493588
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    "Seco- I- huh," Holtz stops. "I get the feeling perhaps this time I should hear all the details. What's this about a contract now? Ah, I see. That's a large risk, but we CAN turn it to our advantage. As you say, just make sure Douglas doesn't go near any sensitive information, the low-level stuff a being like Philemon could get anyway. So long as we're careful, this can work."

    Holtz leans back in his chair. "I was getting ready to send Pells out to hunt you down. Commander Yellowman's already been told to keep an eye out for you, I guess I can tell him back to business as usual for now..." Holtz winces. "Jeeze... guess you boys went through just shy of a literal hell. I'll give this thing a thorough reading later, but for now I think you deserve some good news."

    Holtz grins. "If you look out your port-side portholes, you may notice a several-mile long battleship and three attendant craft. It took some doing and ate up more requisitions than I'd like, but boys, you've got the Executor back. Along with two ISD-IIs, Admiral Pellaeon, and the Antaneus, modified to work in space as well as air and sea."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:14 No.17493628

    Here's the details:

    Sorry about the non-contact for two weeks. When we arrived at the sector, it had been heavily warped by a Dark Power of Ravenloft, naming himself "Ebon Night". Our Farseers made it clear that in no uncertain terms that if we left before the job was done, Ebon Night would have had free reign over that sector and would've spread across into other sectors with little resistance.

    Ebon Night was already a refugee, of sorts. When his Ravenloft (the OLD Ravenloft, not the new one) was destroyed by an army of vengeful deities, he escaped to the sector we just visited and expended nearly all of his power seeding a various assortment of horrors there. These horrors included Silent Hill, Azalin partnered up with Albert Wesker, Dracula from the Castlevania canon, Strahd von Zarovich from Ravenloft, Godhand Femto/Griffith partnered up with that one manifestation of evil from one of the Persona canons and the Idea of Evil from Berserk. Yes, it was as bad as it sounded.

    We managed to deal with the horrors with the help of Cheryl Sutherland and Douglas from the Silent Hill canon, the protagonists from the Persona canon (Persona 4, I think?), Guts from the Berserk canon, and Gondegal the Paladin from Ravenloft. The Farseers and X-com specialists were required to awaken Cheryl's godlike powers in order to prepare us for the battle with Ebon Night. We also contracted Philemon to give Douglas a Persona. The details of this contract are in the report that's undoubtedly making its way to you now.

    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:14 No.17493630
    I hate to nitpick against our favor, but we opted to keep one ISD and sell the other for credit toward the refits.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:15 No.17493639

    Long story short, we confronted Ebon Night at a World Pillar at Antarctica after defeating his horrors. We took grevious losses, but with the help of Cheryl and the valiant sacrifices of many of our troops, we managed to blast him to hell using the energies of World Pillar merged with Adam (yes, from Evangelion). All of our troops and the command staff were then thrown into a time-echo version of the Kingdom of Zeal, where we recruited these time-echo versions of the Three Gurus. We defeated Queen Zeal and the dying remnants of Ebon Night only through more sacrifice on the part of our troops, and managed to repair an antiquated time-lost construct ship and somehow make it spaceworthy. We then breached the time-echo's barriers, and met up with the rest of our fleet. Cheryl managed to fully harness the power of the Third Impact caused by the Adam/World Pillar to blast Ebon Night to hell and to save us from the effects of it, all without causing the World we were saving to turn into a giant tin of Tang Orange Drink.

    That's pretty much the jist of it. The report will be far more detailed. We've taken heavy casualties, and Star-Lord will have to be taken to a reconstruction tank to recover from his not-quite-death due to the RED we gave him. We would also like to perform a military funerals or the appropriate last rites for the troops that we lost in this mission. Or perhaps see if there are some resurrection specialists on staff in the base that could help us out in recovering those men.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:16 No.17493650
    Not so much that she had godlike powers herself, as the ability to make godlike powers/manipulators like Silent Hill and the World Pillar do what she told them.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:17 No.17493660
    Aw yeah, we are now one of the most pimpin sector task forces out there.
    But yeah, I think if we work this right, we can get a commendation from High Command, Holtz.
    You will not believe what we salvaged from that Hellhole.

    Check it:
    Intact and subdued SUE
    S2 Organ
    Lance of Longinus
    Anti-demon drug and a dart gun to go with it
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:18 No.17493672

    Also, Azalin may have escaped from that sector. We're not entirely sure if Philemon has dealt with him.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:19 No.17493685
    She also managed to use that power to help undo a lot of the damage Ebon Night did to her canon.
    Though we still recommend setting up an observation outpost to study the effects this all has on that canon.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:20 No.17493704
    Snap, we were supposed to scry for him after we transited back out to the Meta.
    Did we get any hits on that, OP?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:22 No.17493727
    No we didn't. We kept both of them because we can't get ships of that size easily. Read the relevant thread again.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:22 No.17493729
    Ebon Night =EBony Demntia ravenway or whtever the fuck?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:24 No.17493749
    We argued about selling or keeping and finally settled it by selling one and keeping one and moving on.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:24 No.17493755

    Also, we're not certain... but we *think* that the SUE in question may be a vampirized Bella from Twilight. She is utterly non-responsive to any stimulus and somewhat... bloated... due to extensive magical and scientific experiments carried out on her by Wesker/Azalin. She seems to be excreting some sort of special serum. We've festooned her containment tank with reality emitters, and festooned those festoons with more festoons of reality emitters.

    We think that Azalin was attempting to create something important from her, but all the research notes on that subject were destroyed when we got there.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:25 No.17493776

    Also, Wesker was vampirized by Azalin somehow. We think he may have been a variant of the Twilight vampire that doesn't turn you into a raging douchebag. But we're not sure, as Wesker was already one of those to begin with.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:26 No.17493789
    We didn't think it was Bella, ANON didn't find a match for the subject in the vat.
    At some point we need to handle the first tier of that 'Vampire SUE-rum' research item so we can figure out just what the hell we have before we sell it back to HQ.
    >> Taffer 01/10/12(Tue)18:27 No.17493808
    You know something, after researching all we can research from the SUE, wanna make a lucky draw draw thing; winner gets to kill the SUE. Should be very popular and improve morale for our guys.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:27 No.17493810
    No, we traded in the Omega Trap and that gave its the resource surplus to refit the Executor and the two ISDs.

    OP 11/05/11(Sat)22:17 No.16852903
    You can get another 10 nanny bags and six recon tanks to be installed in the Medbay.

    You also get one Al'Kesh transport.

    The rest of your funding is tied up in repairing/retrofitting the Executor, the two ISDs, and the Antaneus. (Which would've taken up even more resources if you hadn't given HQ your Omega Trap.)
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:28 No.17493821


    Well it was some poor soul who was clearly experimented upon.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)18:28 No.17493822
    You did? Whoops. Well I'll tell you what you get for the second ISD when we do requisitions, then you can make the final call to keep or sell.

    "...goddamn," Holtz says as you relate your tale. "Yeah... yeah, take some time, prepare the funerals..." Holtz begins tapping at his console. "I'm giving you two weeks of downtime. Give your combat troops a break, and give yourselves a bit of a break as well. Your call if you want your lab boys to have a break or keep researching. It'll have to be spent here at base, in case something comes up... but I think you'll find our recreation facilities up to the task. I'll need that time to figure out the paperwork for replacements and requisitions anyway, not to mention refits and repa... Jesus, what happened to the Indefatigable? No, nevermind. I'll read it in the report."

    "The Lance of Longinus and an S-2, wait... You CAUGHT a SUE?! Holy shit, do you have any idea what that means for R&D? It's alive? It is?! That's never been done before! Hahaha, I can't believe you pulled that off!"

    God no.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:32 No.17493866
    No, MetaOP, that guy is mistaken.
    In >>17493810
    From thread 13, we clearly were getting both ISDs in return for the Omega Trap.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:33 No.17493875
    I stand corrected.

    While splitting the difference was suggested, it didn't happen. Yay two ISDs!
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:36 No.17493912
    Though we may want to consider selling one to help cover our losses. Our ground forces took a serious pasting while our ships are mostly fine PLUS the executor-class, anteus-class, and ISDs.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:37 No.17493930
    > That's never been done before!
    "We've already developed several techniques, technologies and biological vectors that could permit us to do it again, with your permission, Sir."
    By the way, guys, whatever happened to that Alucard-SUE from way back when? The one that got stuck int eh Omega Trap prototype?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:38 No.17493938
    Well I want to give the lab boys a bit of time off before we chain the to their desks again. But in all seriousness, if you won't object, I want to give the X-COM scientists first crack at the SUE before letting High Command take it away. Then we can get credit for the recovery and for the research that'll come out of it.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:40 No.17493952
    It got sent to TG Main HQ along with the Omega Trap.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:45 No.17494018
    We have some Naming to do.

    One Executor-class Star Dreadnought
    Two Imperial II-class Star Destroyers
    One Modified Antaneus-class Adaptive Cruiser (remember we got the other one, not the prototype of that shared the name with the class)

    I like a suggestion someone made for the SSD last time we talked about this:
    All Under Heaven.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:46 No.17494026
    We should let Palleaon name it.
    After all, he'll be captain, i think.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:49 No.17494060
    The Antaeus-01 is 01. They weren't meant to have a name just a class designation and ID number.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:49 No.17494073
    He's our fleet commander.. which reminds me that I forgot some hero suggestions in the planning thread.
    We had wanted to get some heroic bridge crew for the SSD.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:51 No.17494083
    Yeah, that doesn't stop US from properly christening it.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)18:52 No.17494099
    "That's fine, just don't take it on missions with you. Too risky for an asset like that," Holtz grins again. "Speaking of which... remember those branch bases you saved? They're up and running to full potential again, and have managed to scrape together some war material to send our way."

    Holtz taps a key on his console, initiating a file transfer.

    "Our base in the UCAS is still dealing with the aftermath of the Royal Pain, but they've secured special contracts with two experienced teams which they're handing over to you."

    Gained: 2 Shadowrunner Teams. (12/12) (12/12)

    "That first base you checked in on is still being renovated, but the salvager teams are going through all the equipment left behind on the surface when the Orz pulled everyone. They don't have anything yet, but they're working on it." Holtz frowns. "The Mulder Building is of course, a loss. So no help from them either."

    Holtz perks up. "But our base over the Mojave Wastes... Not only have they managed to send over quite a few more suits of powered armor to us, which should handle equipping your reinforcements... well, care to take a guess what else they managed?"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:54 No.17494110
    Pellaeon is slated to be in charge of the ships of the task force, and we were planning on promoting the captain of the Relentless to captain the Executor. Of course that's if it doesn't already have a command crew.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:55 No.17494121

    To discover the secret of making ice cream soup?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:58 No.17494151
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:59 No.17494162
    We killed the command crew to capture it, so all we have are green replacements. As was argued the other day, that ship is far too valuable to leave in non-heroic hands.

    Main suggestion at the time was for Gloval and the Bridge Bunnies, classic and solid bridge crew experienced with commanding a very large ship full of weapons and people.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)18:59 No.17494163
    i'm gonna free the shit outta you.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:00 No.17494177
    We cannot hope that high..
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)19:02 No.17494212
    "Close!" Holtz says, snapping his fingers. "They found the blueprints for that, but can't make it just yet. What they DID manage to make though, is a Securitron Army. Want it?"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:02 No.17494220
    the post game lone wander?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:03 No.17494235
    nice, i'd be fine with that.
    energy weaponry is always useful.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:05 No.17494251
    you had us at army. i'm assuming they have the upgraded OS?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:05 No.17494252
    What I think:

    What I say:
    'Sounds good. We'll take all the help we can get. How many?'
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:05 No.17494255

    If it has no impact on requisitions, sure.

    More DROOOOOONES are always a good thing, as we have learned in spades from this last mission.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:05 No.17494263
    Soon, soon my precious Bastion of Democracy.

    But hey, a Securitron Army is nothing to sneeze at. We can finally make use of all that space the Imperial Star Destroyers have for ground forces!
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)19:07 No.17494277
    "Of course," Holtz says, tapping a button. "They're working on some of the Calculator's robots, but those are a tad more advanced, so be patient. This should make sure you can hold your own if you find another Vaderverse."

    Gained Securitron Mk.II Army (1000/1000)
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:08 No.17494292

    Can we program them to yell out "STOP RIGHT THERE, CRIMINAL SCUM!" when they attack?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:09 No.17494303
    I came.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:09 No.17494307
    We need to get Hologram Engineers who can work 24/7 nonstop.
    And asteroids. Lots and lots of asteroids for delicious minerals.
    And then we fit every single Securitron with a personal shield.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:10 No.17494316
    That wouldn't take up the space on one ISD.
    But I'll take it.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:13 No.17494363
    With all the various droids, robots, and holograms we now possess (or intend to possess), recruiting Tesla makes so much more sense!

    I smell upgrades!
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)19:13 No.17494368
    "Sure," Holtz says. "Now, give me a moment to look over your report and figure out requisitions. Before I do, anything else to report or ask?"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:14 No.17494370
    I approve of this plan.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:15 No.17494389
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:16 No.17494396
    Update Yellowman on Azalin, see if he can help us track him down.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:16 No.17494410
    Any update on that mysterious object flying into our patrol space? Or anything else from the TSAB?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:17 No.17494419

    I think some of the command crew managed to get Medic to recover the gene-seeds of the fallen Reasonable Marines. These command crew mentioned something about returning the seeds back to the Chapter.

    If anyone else knows more about this, please elaborate.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:17 No.17494421

    Hey, they may not be Clone Troopers, but I'll take em.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:18 No.17494426
    Tell him about Azalin if he hasn't been told yet.
    Oh, and the destruction of a Ravenloft Canon that resulted in Ebon Night's escape. Whoever's in charge of the Sector that those planes are located in, is probably having a bad month.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)19:18 No.17494428
    "Will do."

    "It's gotten damn closer, but that's it. I'll bring up the updated map in a few minutes."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:18 No.17494430
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:20 No.17494445
    The idea was that by returning their geneseeds, that we can keep the price of Knight Inductor recruits from increasing.
    Also, by holding one back and analyzing it, making it into a Research Project, we can create more geneseed copies that we can use as currency with the Chapter.
    We supply them with more geneseed, and they send over Knights at reduced cost.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:20 No.17494446
    We should have a few automated sensors laid along its projected travel path. See if we can get some hints about it.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:22 No.17494470
    Ah, good points.

    Holtz, we've recovered the geneseeds for some of the KI we lost. See to it that they make it back when we replenish our troops.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:25 No.17494510
    good idea. even if we can't make more they might be willing to accept anything we do find out about the gene-seed as payment. though we should probably ask for there permission first. they are reasonable but gene-seed is a precious enough resource they might not like us just swiping some for testing without there consent.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)19:27 No.17494527
    "There you go. Good job on stabilizing the west edge of our sector. That reminds me, Yellowman got in a report you might want to hear. He completely initial reconnaissance of that north most lynchpin, the black blob. He says the distortion itself isn't that bad, just has a large area of effect because it's tapping into a Yggdrasil world tree. It's got five lesser to middling power S.U.E.s there, who seem to have used the world tree to merge a WH40K 'verse with a few others to create a sort of mish-ma... don't look at me like that, this one isn't as bad as the others. The borders are mainly intact between the worlds, its just that there are stable portals between them, and their history and cosmology have been sort of muddled. Anyway, Yellowman says that the simplest way to fix things would just be to kill the five S.U.E.s, but if you can't manage that, there might be a way to 'fix' the world tree."

    "Yes, we can get KIs easier if you bring back the geneseeds of the fallen."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:28 No.17494529
    Unknown object?

    I am praying that it's the Cybuster and not something hostile.

    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:29 No.17494539

    >Mysterious Object

    Oh god please don't be the Stiletto.

    I have a question: Is there some kind of tier system that requisitions use when it comes to materiel? Where do we rank on it? Just it'll make planning future requisitions easier if we know where we stand.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)19:29 No.17494541
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    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:30 No.17494548

    Holtz, either I've gone blind or that screen isn't showing anything.

    Also, Yggdrasil? That could potentially involve at least three canons I can think of right now. Did Yellowman get any visuals on the SUEs or the inhabitants of that sector?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:31 No.17494565
    "Alright, I have some questions for you and Yellowman...

    1. What is that circle in the bottom left corner?
    2. What's that brown world near the red blob?
    3. What are those two worlds inside the purple circle?
    4. What are those three tiny dark blue/black dots? "
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:32 No.17494574
    Was Yellowman able to determine which Canons are involved besides 40k?
    When's he next due back?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:33 No.17494584
    Can we get a recap of the map? It's been so damn long since we've had to deal with it.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:34 No.17494588
    Yes, map key please. We've been on horror world awhile and we're a bit fuzzy.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:35 No.17494608
    1. That's the mysterious object that the TSAB warned us about that's approaching our sector. Nothing is known about it yet.
    2. That's supposed to be a world near the quarantine zone, which is the red blob.
    3. The purple circle represents the area that Chaos and the Void Engineers are fighting over, looking for more S.T.O.B.'s.
    4. Canons, probably with a SUE.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:36 No.17494609
    Green world = massive canon distortion across whole world.
    Grey worlds = stable canons, "nothing much happening" (relatively speaking)
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:37 No.17494626
    Holtz, we've got one more thing to show you before you get to requisitions..
    Drum roll please.
    We'd like to present- Count Strahd von Zarovich's private wine stash.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:37 No.17494635

    >OP previously mentioned about writing SRW style shenanigans between our forces interacting once the mission was over.

    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:38 No.17494638
    1.So for our next move, we should go to that world near the quarantine zone, or the blue worlds?

    2. Also, what is The Stiletto?

    3. Should we get Yellowman to scout the mysterious object? Is it really THAT big?
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)19:38 No.17494642
    The S.U.E.s had some sort of quasi-medieval futuristic look and apparently were elemental aligned save for one, which was dressed up like a cracked up Vindicare.

    "It's within our long range sensor net now, so we should have some more details in a few days. I've been thinking of sending Yellowman to discreetly check it out, honestly," Holtz says, tapping at his console. He frowns. "Shit. Looks like the main branch is having some sort of command staff shake up. Few high ranking commanders got canned. That doesn't bode well for requisitions... oh well."

    "The brown circle is the unknown disturbance on the move. The blue circles are lynchpin worlds. The green circle is the Chaos faction that's gotten into the Meta territory. The dark blue circle above that is the Void Engineer's territory. The pink circle is an area of space they seem to be fighting over."

    "Possibly, but it wasn't in his initial report. He should be due back in a few days, you can ask him then."

    Holtz just blinks for a moment. "I'm asleep again, aren't I? You guys never came back, and I just feel asleep at my desk..."
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    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)19:41 No.17494668
    Those are coming up shortly, taking place during the 2 week break period.

    "Ah, I almost forgot," Holtz says. "The primary world seemed to be 20th century Earth. No points if you guessed they were in Japan. Again."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:43 No.17494695
    "I'll make sure to have the Indefatigable replicate some more universal translators."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:43 No.17494697

    "Must be a pretty tasty dream then, eh?"

    Pick out a random bottle and uncork the thing, pour him a glass.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:43 No.17494699

    1. "The green world is a massively unstable world, right?"

    2. "What has been the smallest craft to have been outfitted with a transit drive, even as a mounted booster?"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:43 No.17494701
    >The Stilletto
    NuChaos' ship of choice for dicking over unsuspecting Canons, that's what.

    still waiting on this:

    'Consider it a small token of appreciation for the support you've given our taskforce, sir.'
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:43 No.17494706

    Run a scan on the wine for anything fishy. Even with a tricorder.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:44 No.17494712
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:45 No.17494715

    Yeah. No telling if Strahd was maintaining an especially aged variety of poison wine or mind-control wine.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:45 No.17494717

    "Stilletto? Chaos? Never heard of it before. Did we encounter it yet?"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:45 No.17494719

    "Whoa. Hold up. There were "shake ups" in the upper echelons of command? Any word on what the hell happened? Any chance it has to do with the mess we are currently in?"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:45 No.17494722

    One would have thought our techs would have had the chance to do this already.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:47 No.17494746
    At least with their stomachs, I suppose.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:47 No.17494754
    Read 'The Open Door', and know thy enemy. They declared war on Star Trek for some poorly-defined reason, and pretty much mangled them.

    I'd like to think that our people would have done that as a matter of course, especially as we were giving it to our boss.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:48 No.17494759

    Or our aurors. Keep in mind, if it is booby trapped, it probably is magically booby trapped.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:48 No.17494760
    Some reality emitters and concentrated firepower should handle the elemental fuckers. The Vindicare-alike might be a little tougher, but nothing we can't handle.

    Sounds like a good place to grind a little.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:50 No.17494779
    >>Open Door


    If it is, I'm fearing for OP to land us knee-deep in Veneficus Puella at that rate!
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:50 No.17494783
    That's a linchpin world you're talking about. Midboss range at minimum.
    We're supposed to be going to grey worlds to get the rookies broken in and to test our new equipment, not going straight to a boss fight.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:50 No.17494784
    Maybe the Gurus might want to take a look, too. Just in case the Aurors missed something.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:50 No.17494793
    >They declared war on Star Trek for some poorly-defined reason, and pretty much mangled them.
    To be fair, is the retarded kid of the Sci-Fi bunch. It has retard strength, but can't take a punch, much less see one coming.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:51 No.17494795

    There are five SUEs. It will take us nearly as long with Horror World.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:51 No.17494796
    why haven't the higher ups's stared flooding this sector with troops yet? its been what, almost a month? I get that we are spread thin but this is the kinda thing that ends meta civilizations, or have things been going bad in other sectors?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:52 No.17494805

    "Has Yellowman determined what's at that green world at the south side of the map?
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)19:52 No.17494811
    *sigh* I guess I'll have to actually write up a system at this rate, won't I?

    The wine was a shoggoth. Holtz explodes from the inside out when he drinks it.

    "Ah, you know me so well..." Holtz says, taking the glass and sipping it slowly, relishing the taste. He sighs and sits back again. "When all the business is done, we'll have to split some of this."

    "We don't know, Yellowman hasn't been down there yet. Ah, that would be the Scout Corps' Eye-Pod five man scout craft."

    Holtz frowns, tapping a few keys. "Details I'm getting are sketchy... but it looks like there was a huge difference of opinion between certain factions at the highest levels of the Guard. Whatever caused it must be classified info, but people are saying the tension started shortly after the S.T.O.B. detonation. Hm. Seems like the Messiah faction is losing power and the hardline Firemen faction is gaining power."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:53 No.17494833

    I suppose we start sneaking in and assassinate/sabotage the Firemen faction?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:54 No.17494842
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    Hmm, I thought we did that already, but better make sure.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:55 No.17494846
    Nyet. There's meta knowledge, and then there's META knowledge.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:55 No.17494855
    Yeah. luckily, NuChaos as a whole is currently tied up with the TSAB and the Void engineers. As I understand it, the Stiletto is left to do its own thing.

    I have the sneaking suspicion that if we end up going after it, it may well be a combined operation with the TSAB. It's 40k tech, that ship isn't going to go down easy.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:56 No.17494867

    Could someone enlighten me on what the Messiah and Firemen factions are?

    I'm guessing that one of them wants to save the canon with as least damage as possible while the Firemen are BURN IT ALL DOWN ASK QUESTIONS NEVER.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:57 No.17494871
    Got it in a nutshell.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:57 No.17494874
    If the Firemen faction keep this up, Black Ops will be all over our asses. How do you supposed we contend with a tidal wave of Eversors, Assassin-class servants and every insane shit we could imagine, inside our own ships or inside the base?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:57 No.17494877
    >Seems like the Messiah faction is losing power and the hardline Firemen faction is gaining power
    "The Firemen won't be satisfied until we're at war with every single Meta-Agency out there. Nothing from the second-string factions, then?
    "How badly do you think it'll cut into TG Requisitions' ability to deliver what they're asked to acquire?"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:58 No.17494889
    A bit troubling, considering that we favor the 'low impact' approach. Hopefully our successes will speak for themselves.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:59 No.17494903
    >>It's 40k tech, that ship isn't going to go down easy.

    "We'll need a force of R-Type fighters, MDE munitions for our VF-25's, and mounted batteries of Wave Cannons on our ships for a fight like that, if that would be the case."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)19:59 No.17494906
    That's if they don't just throw the killswitches and have our cortex bombs go off, while have ANON open the Storm to vacuum.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:00 No.17494911
    Better shields, sensors, and maybe a drive upgrade.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:00 No.17494916
    It's the Firemen. If they get wind of what we signed with Philemon, we'll be lucky to simply be allowed to live, rather than having a Black Ops unit wipe us out for treason.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:01 No.17494926
    Total party wipe at the hands of killer lolis.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:02 No.17494929
    I'll take ship mounted String Disruptors.
    Good wave cannons would still be good for fighters though.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:02 No.17494935
    >*sigh* I guess I'll have to actually write up a system at this rate, won't I?

    Well, maybe if you hadn't made such a compelling and nuanced mechanic, you wouldn't have this problem.

    Well, I only ask because it *would* probably make things a lot easier on our end. and certain individuals are waiting on certain other individuals to become recruitable.

    Give Requisitions our regards, would you? They do outstanding work.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:03 No.17494942
    This isn't a random Canon specops unit we're talking about here. This is TG Black Ops, and High Command. They have our command codes. Better equipment won't matter when A.N.O.N. turns them against us.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:04 No.17494951
    Do we actually have cortex bombs? I don't recall seeing that in the early threads.
    Or is this one of those things like turning the 'clumsy Auror' from a he to a she in your minds?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:04 No.17494955
    1. Giga Wave Cannon
    2. Diffusion Wave Cannon
    3. Hyper Tesla Pile Bunker
    4. Planet Buster Wave Cannon
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:04 No.17494960

    "Holtz, that is EXTREMELY worrying. This is coming from a guy whose team just took down an embodiment of evil. Keep us up to date as much as possible. This is sounding like we might end up with a mini civil war on our hands. If shit is about to hit the fan, please, for the love of all that is alcohol, let us know."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:04 No.17494964
    No, we don't.
    Holtz and any base commanders do, though.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)20:05 No.17494974
    "It shouldn't... They're all clustered around one area, it seems. Yellowman can give you details later."

    "They're throwing their lot in with one or the other at this rate. The Moderates are trying to calm things down, but it's hard to try and mediate when most people don't know what caused the arguments. Right now it's rhetoric spewing from both factions..." Holtz frowns, his eyes narrowing. "And it looks like several other sectors are in the same shit we're in. Not STOBs, but portals, gates, rifts, opening all over the place." Holtz slams his keyboard. "GodDAMN it! This is the worst possible time for this sort of infighting bullshit!"

    Holtz leans forward, downs the rest of his wine and sighs. "Well, let me worry about it. I've been at this job for decades. I've made a contact here or there. I'll keep the supply lines open, you guys save the day."

    "Let's hope it doesn't come to that."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:07 No.17494991
    "The Scout Corps' Eye-Pod five man scout craft?... So that means the transit drive has been made to be compact to fit with vessels smaller than 100 feet long?"
    >> Fireman Prime 01/10/12(Tue)20:08 No.17494998
    Codex clarification.
    The Editors (who have MetaShaping powers) and any higher-up personnel have Plothole Killswitches implanted once they get their powers / clearance. Only if you've seen 'things no Meta ought to know' and can't be mind-wiped (lateral geniculate imprinting, for example) would MetaSeamen get killswitched.
    Still, we don't want Holtz's head 'sploding and him getting replaced by a Meta-Imperial or a Fireman..
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:09 No.17495005
    The TG Requisitions System is very complex, it is full of wibbley wobbly bureaucratic.. stuff.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)20:09 No.17495019
    "If the situation changes, I'll let you know as soon as I can," Holtz nods.

    "Yes, but the compact drives are tough to make."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:10 No.17495021
    Ah, this thread's back up. Wonder what we're getting as abilities!
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:10 No.17495027
    "We think we already have one and we didn't realize it all this time."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:10 No.17495029
    >Holtz leans forward, downs the rest of his wine and sighs. "Well, let me worry about it. I've been at this job for decades. I've made a contact here or there. I'll keep the supply lines open, you guys save the day."

    'We'll get it done-you can count on us. Hopefully if we can work things out here on the tip of the spear, things will get back back to what passes for normal around here.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:10 No.17495032
    Oh, and Holtz. Just letting you know in case Payroll asks about a disbursement. We're giving two of our White Mages triple combat bonus on top of triple pay for this last mission. It was worth it, let me tell you.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:11 No.17495043

    Much like the real world, how acquisitions works is a completely and total mystery. Monies go in and stuff comes out. Maybe. If you made sure to sign everything in triplicate.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:12 No.17495047
    "What I really want to know is who smuggled STOBs out into the Meta in the first place. Shit like this does not happen by accident.
    Somebody set us up the STOB."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:13 No.17495061
    Good point.
    Holtz, who does the SRWs canons normally fall under the jurisdictions of?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:14 No.17495072
    Well, I guess Zero won't be available in this batch of requistions.

    I won't shed too many tears. We've got a strong list of other candidates.

    Another time, perhaps...
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:15 No.17495073
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    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:16 No.17495081
    Good thing we have Doug to investigate!
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:17 No.17495098

    "This all seems a bit too...coincidental for my taste. Something is going on behind the scenes. Something big. And I am just praying we figure out what it is before it rears it's ugly head and swallows us whole. Either way, the only path is forward. We will keep fighting until the bitter end. Holtz, your liver may hate us, but we will do our best to keep everything afloat on our end."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:18 No.17495114

    ...You want to have the man who can't have ANY access to sensitive materials investigating the very reason we are in this mess?

    What could go wrong.

    >not everything ever at once
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:20 No.17495133
    Hey, the G-Man said that the Guard's not the only game in town. Who wants to bet that he wasn't referring to allies, but he was referring to hostile Meta-Agencies that want to see the Guard fall?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:21 No.17495136
    You don't think that Firemen are aggravating the situation for their own benefit?

    Jesus, talk about an apt name. Playing with fire, and getting the rest of us burned.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)20:21 No.17495140
    "Us," Holtz says, a haunted look in his eyes. "It ain't easy, either... pour me another glass, will you? Hell, pour everyone a glass. Take a breather while I go over your report."

    Holtz reads over the report you sent, leaving you to drink and wait while he does so. After about twenty minutes, he sets it down.

    "You managed to recruit what amounts to an alpha-class psyker, huh? Goddamn. That alone would be something, not to mention... fighting a giant ebon dragon, huh? Your forces took a hell of a beating, but I see why. And you took quite a lot of researchable stuff with you. Not to mention Strahd's treasure pile."

    Holtz sips his wine. "I can tell you right now, that treasure pile can be used to get another White Mage team. I've got your request forms here, I know you want one. Sound good?"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:22 No.17495154
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    If you guys somehow manage to completely prevent the Crossover Wars...
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:22 No.17495157
    White mages are awesome, so yes.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:23 No.17495158
    Here's the Stiletto description:

    >.The Stiletto was a marvel of engineering, designed and built within the first twenty years since the ascendance of the gods as a test bed for the merging of Imperial, Eldar, Chaotic, and Angelic technologies and systems. While no where near as cobbled together as say the construction of the Prometheus by the Tau’ri in a neighbouring universe, to a certain extent the only thing holding the damn thing together was a concerted, active raping of the laws of physics by various daemons and a bit of the WAAAGH inherited from Gork and Mork. It was, at the moment, an unsightly blend of adamantium, wraithbone, and biological components, at least to the sensibilities of the builders. Outsiders with no knowledge of what an ugly kludge it was might be fooled though.

    >> it was still a little over a kilometre and a half long and approximately two hundred metres wide, although the armoured, triangular bow of the ship was a bit wider than the rest of the ship.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:24 No.17495169
    Sounds good. Break it down-just what do you think we can get?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:24 No.17495172

    The description is thoroughly long, so here's the link.

    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:25 No.17495185
    "Yeah, Holtz. We want to try to get two teams this time around, but yeah, we'll ink this one to make sure to get at least one."

    Oh, and let's call down to ANON and the rest of our taskforce, that we're now on 2 weeks shore leave for all combat personnel. I want to cut it just 1 week for the scientists, but that's negotiable.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:25 No.17495189
    Sounds good, though we'll want to hold on to some gemstones, we're looking at Techno-Wizards to work with the Gurus, and good gems can make bigger stuff easier to do.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:26 No.17495199
    I don't suppose the Gurus would be interested in a drink-off with Holtz?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:27 No.17495212
    Hmmm, only held together by daemons and the waagh effect?

    Stiletto, meet the reality emitter. Reality emitter, meet the Stiletto.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:27 No.17495213
    Then we end up in an Alternate Meta-Canon.
    I haven't read into the Editors setting to avoid spoiling myself, so I'm just exploring leads as I see 'em.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:30 No.17495244
    Scientists can keep working, they missed out on the fun on the ground. Egon and Data can take a breather and help bring the Gurus up to speed for a week though.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:30 No.17495245
    Blessing of all four Chaos gods + numerous daemons bound to the hull.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:30 No.17495248

    Better yet, reality emmiters+that daemon-killing bomb.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:31 No.17495253
    Unfortunately, Chaos is special in that Reality Emitters do jack shit,which is why they are such a threat.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:31 No.17495254
    >>let's use the STOB on the Stilletto

    >>Crossover Wars, commence!
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:31 No.17495255

    Crew deserve a break. Just because they didn't fight on the ground doesn't mean they don't need downtime.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:32 No.17495262
    They didn't get a break in X-COM unless you ran out of shit to research.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:32 No.17495265
    not the STOB, that daemon-killing bomb the Shipper had.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:33 No.17495276
    We're in auto-sage again.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:34 No.17495281
    They still deserve a couple days for the hard work they put in.

    Oh, and one more thing to give to Holtz!
    The complete research library of the Elder Thing. Hundreds of thousands of years worth of Old One scientific research and knowledge.
    That should net us some more Requisitions.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:34 No.17495290
    If there are any crew that WANT to keep working to fight against the bad guys, they should be able to.

    Loot and Casualties list:
    Forces gained:
    1 Cheryl
    1 Douglas (+ Bear)
    3 Gurus
    1 Blackbird
    1 Hero white mage
    15 Undead Hunters

    Loot gained:
    2 * Fear immunity (Spike and Data)
    1 * Aglaphotis
    1 * Vampire SUE
    1 * Magical lab equipment
    1 * Assorted gems and gold
    1 * Wine rack
    1 * S2 Engine
    1 * Elder thing research materials
    1 * Lance of Longinus
    1 * Blue crystals
    9001 * Experience

    Forces lost:
    50% of everything that we have more than 1 of.
    All the Hellstars
    Almost all the /tg/ recruits
    Almost all the Drones
    Almost all the White mages
    Most of the SCPs
    Most of the UNITs
    NONE OF THE MIs for some reason
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:35 No.17495291

    A weeks break is nothing in the long term. Just let them have some time off.


    Lets give ourselves downtime too.

    Ask Cheryl out for a date if shes so inclined. Heh.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:35 No.17495292
    Ohhh, point. HQ's research team was supposed to have something on that.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:35 No.17495293
    Well, our Mk II can function as a Geller Field.
    We're hoping to hit Mk III before we actually meet any more Chaos.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:36 No.17495299
    Shit, forgot that part!

    One step closer to Zero...
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:36 No.17495306

    "Unknown object, huh?

    >> Worst case scenario: The Stiletto

    >> Pretty bad case scenario 1: Hermodr-class --Balmar Empire flagship,

    >>Pretty bad case scenario 2: Zentraedi command mothership

    >>Pretty bad case scenario 3: Protodeviln mothership

    >>Typical SRW case scenario: Swordian, the cradle ship of the Shura

    >>Okay case scenario: Cybuster"
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)20:37 No.17495310
    "Are you serious? That's definitely worth some brownie-points, my friend. Another White Mage team, and say, replacement VFs sound all right?"

    "OK," Holtz says. "Looking over everything... well, first thing's first. Do you want all your squads replenished? Because that's going to eat a lot of your credit."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:37 No.17495312
    Grab Cheryl's bum

    Now, I know there are many people on the command staff who think it was a bad idea to let Philemon spy on us, but you can't express your frustrations by manhandling poor Douglas.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:37 No.17495313


    Speaking of White Mages, Holtz, can you authorize a sizeable pay bonus for the surviving white mages we have on staff right now?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:37 No.17495318

    Dude, the shipper detonated a STOB.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:38 No.17495322
    >Do you want all your squads replenished?
    Yes. Especially the DROOOOOOOONES and the White Mages.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:38 No.17495335

    Yes. Those guys have done their jobs well.

    Also how much would it cost to /r/ some combat armour and weaponry for the entire command crew?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:40 No.17495352
    "How much do R-Types or Tornado Packs for the VFs take up on credit? At any rate, we have other more pressing, research and engineering matters we need to accomplish more than those two things I mentioned."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:41 No.17495371
    Question posted in requisitions thread.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:41 No.17495373
    >Also how much would it cost to /r/ some combat armour and weaponry for the entire command crew?
    I'm gonna have to stop you there. I've seen some S.U.E. distortions coming from the battlefield the last time I was down there - we had one guy trying to hijack the Hyaku Shiki. I think it's a bad idea to let the command staff have any combat capability.
    Plus, my hands and my feet STILL hurt like a motherfucker from when I was stapled to the goddamn wall.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:42 No.17495385

    DROOOONES and White Mages definitely. Perhaps we should also ask for a supply of Ethers or the recipe and/or alchemical ingredients that are used to make Ethers.

    As for the 'mechs... we may want to get two or three more. We may also not want to get something as expensive as Hellstars or such. If we're going to make additions to our 'mech roster, I'm thinking we should go with stuff that can keep up with our Timberwolves and Destroids that can do things other than blast things to hell.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:43 No.17495393
    Yeah, replenish them all. The current team has been working out excellently and I'd keep them all operational at minimum.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:44 No.17495402
    We should probably ditch getting more Hellstars. We need to look into the costs for SCP and UNIT.

    We should probably hover our hand over one or two VB-6's.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:44 No.17495404
    Yes, replenish all of our losses. The drones really proved themselves useful, and I suggest that more task forces make use of them.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:44 No.17495410
    Some electronic warfare mechs would be nice. Raven battlemechs or that one ECM configuration of VF from Frontier.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:45 No.17495414
    Ethers might be less important now, someone noted that the TWs can make storage talismans and mana clips that would function similarly.
    We still want that alchemy lab though.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:45 No.17495420
    Two planning threads of suggestions and bitching for all. It'll take a while to count which skills our heroes should get, and the votes are STILL coming in. Also, I have NO idea how to tell samefaggotry apart from people who genuinely agree with each-other.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:45 No.17495421

    "Are you mad? Did you miss the fact we got a force of 1000 Securitrons? They've got anti-infantry and anti-vehicle weapons!"

    "We need to double check our cost effectiveness for the forces we've recruited before we replenish them..."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:45 No.17495422
    Yeah, I already told him about the bonuses going to Lyla and Elain.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:46 No.17495427

    Mission packs would be good. Sniper gear and Recon gear + perhaps some ghosts?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:46 No.17495432
    Holtz: We'd like to replenish our Surviving squads, but leave off the ones that were wiped out, excepting the White Mages.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:47 No.17495443
    Cost effectiveness of our forces: Pretty cost effective, actually. About the only ones that sucked and failed were the Psions and the UNITs, and that's probably because we weren't fighting weak-willed squishy humanthings or electronic enemies.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:48 No.17495457
    We can cross Combat Drones off our list, except maybe some space-units, but we still need Scouting drones.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:49 No.17495464
    It only gets tougher from here on, in principle. We probably should ditch the Psions and UNITs.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:50 No.17495477
    The Psions kind of were important though, in Transylvania they prevented Dracula from using his teleports during the bossfight, and they were also helpful during the Strahd fight.
    Then there's the fact that they were part of the psionic matrix at the World Pillar.
    The Psions are NOT a front-line combat unit.
    They're a support unit, and anyone that uses them as front-liners is an idiot that deserves to be shot.

    As for UNIT, we haven't faced technologically sophisticated enemies much, but keep in mind that Mouse was promoted from among their ranks. They're still useful.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:51 No.17495486
    Understood. While people argue about what to replenish and what not to replenish, I'll go count up the votes for the hero skills.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:51 No.17495494
    We can duplicate most of the Psions' role with most of our tech, and if we have more Aurors that we can coordinate carefully.

    Speaking of Aurors, that clumsy Auror could use something for her luck...
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:52 No.17495497
    is there any possible items we can pick up to help our shitty rolls?

    Perhaps we can get a squad of PTA psychics? sure, the cast-from-hp mechanic hurts their survivability some, but probability control (5 HP to reroll once per day) is something that we desperately needed.

    >sppleten OPTICS

    Oh yes. find some magical glasses for Lyla or Elaine.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:52 No.17495504
    Maybe have the UNIT guys ride with the Zombie Hunters for the time being-they could use the experience. Perhaps fold them into one unit (no pun intended)-it'll be hard to replace the zombie hunters after all.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:54 No.17495518

    Maybe we should review our proposed lists first, but choosing replenishments takes a huge chunk out of our budget.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:54 No.17495522
    That Auror is a he and please stop fantasizing about him.
    He tripped over things while invisible, he's not a ham-fisted idiot with two-left feet.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:54 No.17495526
    >We can duplicate most of the Psions' role with most of our tech
    So things like casting Dimensional Anchor, Intellect Fortress, Telekinesis, Wall and Sphere of Ectoplasm, and Mind Thrust, as well as being able to act as co-processors along-side any psionic task?
    How much Equipment Requisition will we be spending to equal that versatility?
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)20:57 No.17495549
    "Happy to do it."

    "We can issue basic armor and sidearms for you without counting against your req. Feeling a little exposed out there, eh? The Tornado Packs should be covered by the Elder Thing stuff."

    Holtz is silent for a moment as he types. "OK. Give me a minute to figure out what's left after all that replacing. Holy shit you guys lost a lot of marines. That's going to cost you. Check back in an hour."

    An hour later...

    "OK, after replacing all your infantry and the VFs and Destroids and looking at your list, this what I can get. Since you didn't lose any heroes, you didn't suffer in that department much. I know the FFT people weren't that high a priority, but Requisitions said they could 'bundle' them with the White Mages you already got. I wasn't sure what they meant, but they had that look, so I said 'OK' and moved on. Look OK? This counts the loot you turned in."

    Dr. Todd Lazkowicz
    Agrais Oaks (with Alicia and Lavian)

    2 White Mage Squads (6/6)
    Additional Drone Squad.
    Techno Wizard Team (20/20)

    Oncoming Storm Upgrades:
    Magical-Alchemical Lab
    Engineering Bay

    12 Von Luckner Tanks

    5 Al'Kesh Shuttles

    "My only comment is that it's weird you wanted the Engineering Bay without getting any engineers. Saving it for next time?" Holtz asks.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)20:58 No.17495568

    Egon to research the tech, some of it is stuff we have. Then there's the Prawn suits. The rest are all applications of Potterverse spells. Wall of ectoplasm is squishier than the higher-level Potterverse shield spells.

    As co-processors, you have me there.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:00 No.17495587
    "Dr. Todd and Data count as our engineers, along with the BLU engie, if I recall..."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:00 No.17495596
    On Doctor Todd we'd like the cryokit data and EMH, if we have to chose between them, I'll take the EMH.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:01 No.17495599
    "How much does obtaining Australium cost in a budget?"
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)21:01 No.17495608
    "Ah, that's true. I meant the rank and file ones, but I guess you can still manage without help for some of your projects."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:02 No.17495622
    Can we trade in those ship choices for our engineer picks?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:03 No.17495628

    Those three time-echo gurus are geniuses. One of them is a master weaponsmith, another is a genius with magitech, and the other is really fucking smart and clairvoyant. Between them and Mr. Data, Dr. Todd, and the BLU engineer, they should be able to make good use of that bay.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:03 No.17495630
    Guys, we could make do with only 2-3 extra Alkesh, right?
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)21:03 No.17495636
    "If you like."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:04 No.17495644
    OP, I'm still counting votes from the Meta Quest thread. If you could avoid updating hero skill lists for a while, I'll get you a readout.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:05 No.17495657
    True. While we want the Neo Gotengo, we want to be able to preform more upgrades of our own.
    And I suppose we can do with less Al'keshs until we can afford it.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:05 No.17495660
    Dropping one or two Al'kesh's for some 'grunt' engineers wouldn't be a bad idea.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:05 No.17495668
    Damn, no Kevyn, Tesla, or Giles?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:06 No.17495674
    Hmmm...damn, I was kind of hoping we could get more heroes. I know there was something to do with a package deal, but still...

    Should we forgo the engineering bay for another hero (1 upgrade=1hero, as I understand it-or has that changed) till e actually get some engineers? Or perhaps an infantry squad for a load of Gavs or X-Com engies?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:08 No.17495687

    When you mean grunt engineers, do you mean GDI/Allied engineers?

    We could source engineers from Legodt & Angeloni Industries , right?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:08 No.17495700
    Dr. Todd is a medical doctor, not an engineer.
    He's not going to be of much use when we're trying to fabricate more Reality Emitters.

    No, it's better to drop the Neo-Gotengo and 2 of the Al'Kesh for X-COM engineers.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:09 No.17495702
    Not sure how it's hard, we already took a tally here:

    Only ones that needed more discussion was Cheryl, which seems sorted now, and VP-99 which everyone managed to agree on.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:10 No.17495715

    Hmm. Getting some grunt engies for our Engineering team might be worthwhile. That way, they can easily retrofit our existing robot/mech/mechanical assets when we make advances. That, and they'll be able to push out crazy prototypes much faster.

    Should we consider cutting down on a Von Luckner for a Raven 'mech? The swift electronics warfare package utility might be worth sacrificing the firepower.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:10 No.17495719

    I would like to have some engineers, if possible. I don't have the energy to go through the entire requisitioning thread, AGAIN, but I know Gavs were suggested at some point. X-com engies would be fantastic as well.

    What about medics? I thought we were looking at getting our EMH replaced and more secondary health support troops?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:10 No.17495720
    yeah, I was somewhat surprised by that, too. I know Agria was quite high up, but the other guy was quite far behind. Heck PROXY might have been ahead of him. I know there's a sale on, but still...

    Also, refresh my memory: what are technowizards again?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:10 No.17495729

    A Raven mech? Might as well buy an RVF-25, I guess?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:10 No.17495730
    Not X-COM, Gavs.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:11 No.17495739
    Health support troops and the EMH sound right.

    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:12 No.17495754
    Engineers and Engineering is at the top of our list of things we want, of course we don't want to trade in our engineering!
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:13 No.17495762
    "Hey Holtz, which would be cheaper to get, a team of Gav clones, or a team of X-COM Engineers?"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:13 No.17495768
    Here's a count of the ability votes, as far as I can see:

    How many pints xxxxxxxxx 9
    Wheel of Fortune xxx 3
    How did you hit x 1

    Da Spirits xxxxxxxxxxx 10
    Idea xxx 3

    Twinkie xxxxxxxxxxx 11
    Scholar xxx 3

    (Your power is MINE) xxxxxxx 7
    Silent survivor xxxxxx 6
    Light in darkness xx 2
    Inexting light xx 2

    Lost my son xxxxxxxxxxx 11
    Old Detective xxx 3
    Social links xxx 3
    Papa Bear xxx 3
    Contacts xx 2

    Rememberance xxxxxxxxxx 10
    Counts as Healing xxxxxxxxxx 10
    Aura of light xxxxxx 6
    Make it in time xxxxxx 6
    Hate the dark xxxx 4

    Path less travel xxxxxxxxx 9
    Miracu Survivor xxxxxxxx 8
    Treasure hunter xxxxxx 6
    One Bot's Trash xxxxx 5
    Droid you're looking for xxxx 4

    Douglas's 2nd ability is tied between the "He makes friends easily" one and the "He pries information out of people easily" one.
    I'm voting for the Friends one, since "Lost my son" works well with it, as does his persona. But my vote's already counted.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:13 No.17495770
    Where did medical resources rank on priority?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:14 No.17495776

    Which one's the RVN-25? If it's the one that replaces the electronics package with the large laser, then that defeats the purpose of replacing a Von Luckner with one.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)21:15 No.17495783
    You got Mustadio for free with Agrias.

    If you're willing to ditch the Al'Keshs, I can get you a team of 20 each.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:17 No.17495801
    Copypasted details of clear winners:

    Spike: "How many pints of blood do you have?"
    Constant trauma has proven him to be practically impossible to kill. Wounds that should outright splatter another man all over the room, leave Spike merely weakened and bleeding.

    Tosh: "Da spirits say"
    Tosh can telepathically talk and listen to a wider variety of things. Gods, shoggoths, the spirits of a place, the spirits of an item, perhaps even Magic itself if the setting allows it

    Egon: "Tell Him About the Twinkie"
    Already well versed in the sciences and paranormal, Egon quickly picks up on varying versions of both from various Canons, both integrating new knowledge into his work and able to explain it in concepts that his fellows can understand.

    Cherly: "Silent Survivor"
    Her constant struggles with Silent Hill and her psychic powers have left her with an amazing intuition. Due to this, she often knows the direction attacks are coming from before they occur and is able to use her powers to prevent her friends from dying.

    Douglas: "I already lost my son"
    When his friends are under threat, or in a state of fear and panic, the combat strength of Douglas and his Persona increase proportional to the level of threat and fear
    "Grinding social links"
    Douglas is exceptionally good at making friends, by sympathising with people's plights and struggles.
    "Old Detective"
    Douglas has been a detective and then a PI for a long time, he's good at picking up on clues, and plying people for information.

    >Field too long, continued
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:18 No.17495808
    I think you better check again, we already held a vote in the planning thread. You're probably double counting something.
    And I know Inextinguishable Light got 3 votes, at least 2 of which were vote changes from Your Power is MINE when OP nixed it.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:18 No.17495812
    VF-25G = sniper rifle + sensor package
    RVF-25 = Electronic warfare + recon + drone control

    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:19 No.17495824
    How about we lose 4 Al'Kesh for 20 Gavs and 20 X-COM Engineers.
    We still need another dropship since we lost our second Leopard.

    And what about dropping 2 Von Luckner's for a single RVF-25 EWarfare variant?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:19 No.17495830


    I'd say that the RVF-25 Messiah would be a good swap for a Von Luckner or two.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:19 No.17495831
    That doesn't remotely match the numbers, what the heck are you counting?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:20 No.17495841
    A Von Luckner is not the same! We picked the Von Luckner tanks because we could conceal them easily as mundane tanks!
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:21 No.17495847

    The VF squadron are now vets right?

    Lets rechristian them as Skull.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:21 No.17495848
    Elaine: "Remembrance of the Fallen"
    Stricken by the loss of friends, Elaine's magics can reach farther than most to recover allies from the clutches of Death.
    "It counts as healing, right?"
    Elaine can heal sanity loss, can heal damage dealt to machines, can patch holes in physical structures, and even heal some reality distortions, much in the same way that she heals flesh.

    VP-99: "The Path Less Traveled"
    VP-99 is particularly adept at finding hidden passages and unused paths, or otherwise finding ways around that have the least amount of traffic.
    "Miraculous Survivor"
    Whether it is luck, fate, or particularly good damage-avoidance protocols, this unit can (and has) survived where many other units have fallen, often unscathed.

    Votes from the meta quest planning thread. You want to count them also?
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)21:21 No.17495849
    "That works."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:21 No.17495854
    A Von Luckner can fit inside an Al'kesh, but it has the firepower of an Atlas.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:22 No.17495856
    What if we keep 1 Al'kesh and go with all Gavs, offering them a chance at seeing and doing things no other Gavs will ever see or do?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:23 No.17495874
    Which would be better on the battlefield:
    2 more Von Luckners
    1 EW plane that can blanket the entire battlefield in a jamming field, preventing enemy missiles from getting a lock, and able to paint targets and provide firing solutions and centralized control?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:23 No.17495880
    Are you counting from the actual vote, cause I think you are mixing things up.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:24 No.17495890
    I am okay with this decision. Maybe trade away another two Von Luckners for a second RVF. Two lances of tanks and two ECM planes sounds reasonable to me.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:25 No.17495894

    Then again. Are we getting totally new VF-25s or are we just getting the mission packs?

    If its just the mission packs, then it shouldn't be so expensive. Maybe 2 packs for a single von luckner.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:25 No.17495896
    Can we drop, for example, 3 Von Luckners and 3 Al'Kesh to get 20 X-com engies and 20 Gav clones?

    Aside from this, everything seems ... pretty much perfect and ideal.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:26 No.17495905
    I probably am mixing things up. Extra counting would be handy, ESPECIALLY for Douglas's 2nd skill which I counted up as a tie!
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:27 No.17495920
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    IT'S: The transpace guard's tendency to argue for days about requisitions
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:27 No.17495921
    I was assuming a brand new RVF-25, the core of a new AWACS squadron.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:28 No.17495925
    I think they were the equivalent to tech priests i believe.
    still amused by the mustadio get because he is an engeneer, so he can help with the research bay stuff as well.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:29 No.17495936
    The RVF-25's sensor range is 1 light-day.

    1 light day = 2x the distance of the Sun to Neptune
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:29 No.17495940
    >No Tesla

    Seriously though, I agree with this. if only so we can get to the downtime.

    I will be am disappoint if Tesla is not a recruit in the near future, though. We could do with a scientific mind like his.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)21:29 No.17495942
    "Here's the revised list. The Gotengo was pretty easy to get ahold of, actually. Planet X had whole fleets of the damn things Godzilla was trashing in this one world. Dunno how they got 'em though. Hey, they had Super Xs, SY-3s, and all sorts of stuff there. Requisitions was doing a dance of joy when we found them."

    Dr. Todd Lazkowicz
    Agrais Oaks (with Alicia and Lavian)

    2 White Mage Squads (6/6)
    Additional Drone Squad.
    Techno Wizard Team (20/20)
    X-COM Engineers (20/20)
    Clone Gavs (20/20)

    Oncoming Storm Upgrades:
    Magical-Alchemical Lab
    Engineering Bay

    10 Von Luckner Tanks

    1 Al'Kesh Shuttle
    1 RVF-25 EWarfare
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:30 No.17495949
    Spike: "How many pints of blood do you have?" - Constant trauma has proven him to be practically impossible to kill. Wounds that should outright splatter another man all over the room, leave Spike merely weakened and bleeding, out of the fight but alive. He remains stable after even the most horrific wounds and can recover with proper medical treatment, generally passing out sometime after most people would be passing on.

    Tosh: "Da spirits say" - Tosh can telepathically talk and listen to a wider variety of things. Gods, shoggoths, the spirits of a place, the spirits of an item, perhaps even Magic itself if the setting allows it.

    Egon: "Tell Him About the Twinkie" - Already well versed in the sciences and paranormal, Egon quickly picks up on varying versions of both from various Canons, both integrating new knowledge into his work and able to explain it in concepts that his fellows can understand.

    "I already lost my son" - When his friends are under threat, or in a state of fear and panic, the combat strength of Douglas and his Persona increase proportional to the level of threat and/or fear.
    "Old Detective" - Douglas has been a detective and then a PI for a long time, he's good at picking up on clues, and plying people for information. (Overlaps with Social links)

    Elaine: Vote came down to:
    "Remembrance of the Fallen" & "Make it in Time"
    Almost was "Remembrance of the Fallen" and "Aura of Light" but a couple more votes for the above came in.

    VP-99 got soundly voted in for:
    "The Path Less Traveled" and "Miraculous Survivor".
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:31 No.17495963
    As it is, we can postpone the Von Luckners, and the RVF-25 + conversion packs to VF-25G for the next round after we hit a grey world or something.

    The Gavs would really help with a lot.

    Maybe we end up researching some sensor tech that could beat what the RVF-25 has to offer (and then mount it as upgrades).
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:32 No.17495972
    >Make it in Time
    >Aura of Light
    Then where'd all the votes for Healing Sanity + Mechanical come into it? I was SURE that one was the clear winner.
    Does this include, or NOT include, replenishing our troops?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:33 No.17495989
    I like it.
    Are our troops refilled, or still in a state of "Mostly dead"?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:33 No.17495994
    Looks good.

    Next recruitment, Tesla and the Robot Master race, anyone?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:33 No.17495995
    Is Dr. Todd Lazkowicz coming with the cryokit data and EMH?
    If we have to chose between them, it would have to be the EMH data over him for the doctoring.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:34 No.17495999
    *sees list*

    Well, that works too.

    Tossup guys: Easily concealable tank that's got more firepower than a Hellstar, or an E-warfare plane with a sensor range of 2x the distance of the sun to neptune (no ghost drones though)?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:34 No.17496001
    we really do need to know if our dudes are replenished because if they arn't we may still be more or less fucked i think.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:35 No.17496016
    It should be with it, considering how much trouble Todd is to get and how comparatively easy the cyro-data is.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:35 No.17496019
    Hm, are you sure it's a good idea to give Douglas the "picking up clues and prying people for information" trait when he's Philemon's spy?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:35 No.17496020
    Let's sacrifice the RVF-25 for the EMH. Dunno how cheap the EMH comes though, and how much a Von Luckner costs as well.

    Other part is: How much is it to get Australium?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:35 No.17496022
    i am honestly ok with the crap load of tanks we got that are small tanks that make hellstars look weak shit.
    over the 1 plane.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:36 No.17496025
    I re-iterate trading another two Von Luckners for a second RVF. A back-up plane is always best.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:36 No.17496026
    Don't we already have a Sensor Upgrade on the ship??
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:37 No.17496040
    I'd rather the Von Luckners. Why the heck are we trading tanks for non-combat planes?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:37 No.17496042
    The E-warfare plane is a good option.
    Always need more Intel and Utility.

    As for the EMH, don't we now have Dr. Todd Lazkowicz? We should probably get his cryo-kit.
    Sensors aren't Jammers. That's the beauty of E-warfare, it makes your enemy's electronics no worky.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:38 No.17496050
    We do, but it can't handle electronic warfare, which the RVFs can. Jamming enemy sensors so they don't see our fleet or know for sure where we might land troops is an awesome thing, no?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:38 No.17496055

    Then there's times we can't use the ship's sensors due to local jamming, but a on-the-theatre-capable vessel would help, right?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:39 No.17496057
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    I can live with this.
    This will also let us compare X-COM Engineers to the Gav Gate-clones to see...WHO...IS...SMARTEST!
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:39 No.17496071
    this being me:
    i understand that this may actually be a good idea, especially if we have a lulsupermassive range like what this plane seems to have.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:39 No.17496074

    The RVF-25 _CAN_ fight. It also can support drone escort, controlled from the plane itself.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:40 No.17496080
    The planes aren't non-combat. Just slightly less combat than the standard Valkyrie.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)21:41 No.17496092
    He has his cryokit, and list locked in.

    Yes that includes replenishments.

    "All right, gentlemen," Holtz, says standing up. "With all that out of the way... I believe your vacation time is starting."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:42 No.17496109
    Here are some Item interests from last thread:

    Tech/item interests:
    Economizers - Makes all spells cost 1 MP.
    Ethers - Restore Mana
    Nethack Holy water - http://nethackwiki.com/wiki/Holy_water
    Book of Identify - http://nethackwiki.com/wiki/Spellbook_of_identify
    Alleria's Flute of Accuracy - Increases nearby ranged units damage by 10%.
    Warsong Battle Drums - Increases the attack damage of nearby friendly units by 10% when worn.
    Staff of Negation - http://www.wowpedia.org/Staff_of_Negation
    Alpha Centuri databases - http://sidmeiersalphacentauri.wikia.com/wiki/Technology_tree
    Black Barrel - http://typemoon.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Barrel
    Austrailium to build weapons and research
    Nannybags and Rejuve tanks
    Mobile Emitters for Holograms - http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Emergency_Medical_Hologram
    Portable (cheap) emitters - http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Portable_emitter

    Seems to be missing PROXY and Lazkowicz's Cryokit. Also missing the Incursion tech for concealing our vehicles.
    Here's PROXY:
    Here's the cryokit:
    Here's the incursion tech:
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:42 No.17496115

    Dating sim tiem?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:43 No.17496130
    dating sim tiem.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:43 No.17496138
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    >He has his cryokit, and list locked in.
    >that includes replenishments.
    Alright, let's get a list of some of our research and engineering projects together.

    The base staff can repair the Indefatigable for us, yes?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:44 No.17496139

    "Hey Holtz, if we combine the RVF-25 with the compact transit drive that the Scout Service has, them scouts would be mighty happy, right?"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:44 No.17496141
    i vote social links, he literally gets stronger from making friends, and it can be used to get information out of people by asking since it means he will probably make a good diplomat.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:44 No.17496142
    OP, Item list?
    I'm fine if we didn't get any of the items we wanted owing to all the troops and ships and mechs we got, but even if we didn't get any new items, a list of our EXISTING items, topics of manufacture, and topics of research would be good.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:44 No.17496146
    I'm guessing the OP pic will be involved, somehow...

    Also, will recruits show up before, during or after the vacation?

    If I may, I suggest we rename VP-99 to 'Niner'.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)21:45 No.17496157
    "Yeah, we'll handle repairs. It'll be about a week before the Inde is back up to speed, and that much time to get the last of the requisitions in."

    "They would. Nice idea, I'll forward it to R&D."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:46 No.17496164
    Next thread, we get HUGE RECAP of all the items we have, and all the plot we've done.
    Works for me. But when we inevitably get a bot named Sixty, we always talk about Niner FIRST.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:46 No.17496172
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    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:47 No.17496175
    Well, he does have the magic cryokit, it seems

    Also, PROXY could probably be better defined as a hero, granted one we could reverse-engineer.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)21:48 No.17496191
    Item list, along with the laughably long troop roster, thread log, and summary will be posted next thread.

    I do not look forward to the mountain of text that is to come.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:48 No.17496192
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:49 No.17496198
    Alright, I'ma gonna talk with our X-COM scientists and BLU Engineer, and come up with a rigorous set of metrics for the THREE engineering teams to be put through, to see who will emerge as the Deadliest Engineer.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:49 No.17496200
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    >>buddy points with the Scout Service
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:49 No.17496209
    You could like, post the list on google docs or pastebin.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:50 No.17496220
    How about we call it 'Viper'?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:51 No.17496222
    >implying the BLU engineer wouldn't just build his ungodly sentry up with our tech and just rape every other engineers shit but maybe egons.
    its like i'm playing TF2
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:51 No.17496223
    You could cut down on the writing by copy-pasting from the most recent summary and troop list.
    Like others have said, I suggest you write it all up in Google Docs first, so that it's safe in case 4chan eats it.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:51 No.17496224



    What were our research topics again? lol.

    Oh yeah, "stabilize the VX system", or "figure out how to make the VX work like a compact transit drive"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:52 No.17496232
    Or insert a pastebin URL.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:52 No.17496233
    Hello Mrs. Cirno.
    I know you're the strongest, but we aren't visiting Gensokyo yet. Rest assured that we DO have a Gunstar, some VF-25s, the Hyaku Shiki, and the Team Fortress team.

    Yes, the Team Fortress team. A Single-gendered group of respawning psychopaths that routinely dodge hails of rockets, bullets, and jars of piss. You'll get along fine.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:53 No.17496249
    No, see, that's for the title of Iron Scientist. Hosted by Hologram Albert Einstein, and the panel of judges being Hologram Stephen Hawking, Hologram Buckminster Fuller, and Hologram Isaac Newton.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:54 No.17496264
    Arguably the same idea could be applied to Zero (granted, he doesn't have quite the widespread utility as proxy's holographic duplication, but making strong drones is always good). There's at the very least precedent (after all, Reploids were made in X's image). Just so long as we figure out a way to do that whole '30 years of ethics testing' thing somehow, preferably while not actually taking 30 years on our end.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:54 No.17496266

    If we go with the tradition of naming Starwars droids, it should have a word that vaguely resembles its unit designation (i.e. see-threepeo for C3PO, are-too-dee-too for R2D2, goh-toh for G0-T0).

    VP-99. VPGG. Could call it Veggie. Or Viper. Or Gee-gee. Or Vuhpuggggggg. Or Niner or whatever.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:55 No.17496283
    Here's what I can remember:
    Offensive Reality Emitter
    Vampire SUE
    Shipper Bomb
    Basics of combining magic, tech, and magitech from different Canons to work together
    S2 Engine
    Lance of Longinus
    VX Weapon stabilisation
    We can now reverse engineer useful things
    Cloaking and Hologram devices
    Fallout Power Armor
    Sandman Mass Rifle
    Ether mass production
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:57 No.17496305
    i remember at one point we were gonna mass produce lance of longinus, what actually happened to that?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:58 No.17496319

    I guess our people in the MAGISCIENCEGINEERING department have their first challenge laid out for them.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:58 No.17496320
    We have Aglaophotis-A, and now with the Techno-Wizards, we should be able to begin research on Aglaophotis-B. That would be a much stronger variant, and should be able to kill normal demons and sting strong ones.

    We haven't even begun research on it, let alone started the Mass Production project.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:58 No.17496323
    i remember at one point we were gonna attempt to mass produce the lance of longinus, whatever actually happened to that?
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)21:58 No.17496324
    I have a .doc file that I copy paste from.

    ...I just haven't updated it since Strahd.

    Currently your dudes are ALL researching "Offensive Reality Emitters" since the Aglaophotis research was completed. When you get the new lab you will get a new topic, "Advanced Aglaophotis"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)21:58 No.17496325
    Um, because Niner's line are all Viper droids, thus making it futile to differentiate from the various others of its line?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:00 No.17496354

    We should name it "Ujnmo".

    Because I received that name over ten years ago from the host of You Don't Know Jack. And I haven't forgotten it.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:01 No.17496361
    We are currently working on Aglaphotis and Offensive Reality Emitters.
    Also, adding "Battletech armor plating" and "Personal shields" to the list of things to reverse engineer and later produce.

    Our Manufacturing corps can make stuff that we know how to build. That includes pretty much anything from X-com, Schlock, Ghostbusters, and the lower end of Federation tech, as we have Egon, Data, X-commies and Gavs on our R&D team by default.

    For instance: We could build Personal armor and Laser rifles.
    We could build Personal cloaks from X-com Apocalypse.
    We could build Ghost traps and Proton packs.
    And we don't need to reverse-engineer Nanite bags, we have Gavs and Lazkowicz, they already know how to make them.

    I don't know if we got the Star Trek industrial replicator or the Schlockverse fabber, but we did get the Antaeus.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:01 No.17496364
    >host of You Don't Know Jack.
    you sir are all kinds of awesome.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:02 No.17496371
    That's a good point. I find Niner kind of generic, though.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)22:04 No.17496401
    I remember I once answered a fill in the blank question with "Fuck you."

    The game went silence and the host yelled, "NO! Fuck YOU!"

    Then my score was set to $-999,999 or whatever the number limit was.

    God I loved that game. Hm... There's got to be a way to work that in somehow...
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:05 No.17496406
    I want to research, if possible, a form of Power armor and a form of powerful infantry weapon - be it a Black hole rifle, a fallout Plasma rifle, a SMAC Chaos laser, the Mobile Infantry's weapons, or anything else powerful.

    Why? Because that'll give our Engineers something to do - making weapons and armor for our ground troops.

    Our Magic Manufacturers can get started on making Ethers, or they can start Enchanting various equipment - be they ship systems, or the weapons and armor of our ground troops.

    Magic research should start looking into ways to combat Warhammer 40k's Warp and Chaos, and ways to resist Light and Dark-based attacks, as these are preferentially used by S.U.E.s over other types of attacks.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:06 No.17496418
    So it's a quiz show that trolled the player?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:06 No.17496419

    Let's compile the names that have been proposed, then:

    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:08 No.17496428

    Any word on whether we have enough men/materials/skill to attempt repairing the broken blade we "liberated" from the Tolkien cannon? We might have enough know how with the gurus to look into repairing it again.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:08 No.17496429

    That is how I once recieved the name Ujnmo. It was an easter egg in every YDNJ game, I think.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:08 No.17496432
    >Our Magic Manufacturers can get started on making Ethers, or they can start Enchanting various equipment - be they ship systems, or the weapons and armor of our ground troops.

    And mayb fix that broken first age sword.

    By the way, did we retrieve the Black Arrow?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:09 No.17496448

    Sadly, the Black Arrow was destroyed when it hit Ebon Night. Or when Cheryl blew Ebon Night up.

    By the way OP, what was Ebon Night a reference for?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:10 No.17496452
    If our Engineers work on materials science, could they find a way to combine the best qualities of Federation steel, Alien alloys, Battletech armor, and ... whatever Schlock Mercenary has?
    If so, it might be worth doing that before we leave base, so TG Requisitions now knows how to make improved armor.
    Hand over our Defensive Reality Emitter research to Holtz, too. It might be worth some Dosh.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:10 No.17496454
    Actually, for magic research, I wanted Advanced Aglaophotis, and Cartridge-based wand spellcasting.
    Like, I want a staff or wand that you lock a magazine into, and when Lyla casts Holy through it, instead of consuming her MP, it uses up a cartridge from the magazine.
    As a way of extending how long the White Mages can keep casting.
    Or the same for the Aurors, except for them it amplifies their spells, or let's them cast multiple spells at once.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:10 No.17496467
    Let's knock out the first tier of the Vampire SUE-rum so we can see if we have something worthwhile to sell back to HQ.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:11 No.17496475

    Flash forward one week to the Mouse's room.
    Find him hunched over a computer. Par for the course.

    "Aren't you supposed to be on days off?"

    Weary reply:

    "Can't boss. This game called me Ujnmo. I have no idea why. IT IS TORMENTING ME."

    We back away slowly and close the door behind us.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:11 No.17496481
    i vote we just go to some of the easy planets and get those fixed because i'm not in the mood to watch our troops get their shit kicked again.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:11 No.17496483
    Powered fullerene mesh. Schlockverse uses fullerene mesh for their light armor.

    And we already gave Holtz the Mk II Reality Emitter schematics.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)22:12 No.17496487
    You may be able to with the Gurus.

    The Black Arrow was consumed by the energies released by the Ebon Night. But it did drop the Night's 'HP' by 30% by itself.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:12 No.17496489
    How about we call him something different every time we give him orders?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:13 No.17496501
    If we're going to research the Vampire SUE-rum, it has to be done here. We're not allowed to go gallivanting around with a find that valuable.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:13 No.17496502
    do you want to see the poor guy confused as hell after a minute or 2?
    robots don't like when you fuck with them dude.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)22:14 No.17496509
    Stop and think about his form, and his nature.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:14 No.17496516
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    Tech Research: Yes
    Tech Manufacture: Yes
    Magic Research: Yes
    Magic Manufacture: Yes
    Being able to combine the two: Yes
    Emone: Lods

    Is it possible to somehow combine a White Mages's raise with Schlock's reconstruction tanks, in a cross-disciplinary study on Not Death?
    I'd like to get Egon working on that, if he's willing.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:15 No.17496518
    sorry i'm being dumb as hell, i thought you ment something else entirely.

    i need to stop being dumb today.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:17 No.17496532
    His form:
    Black Fog
    True form:
    Big black dragon, red eyes.

    Collects people from the Multiverse
    Submits people to torture
    Enjoys torturing people

    It seems like a traditional Black Dragon to me, but maybe I'm not looking far enough into it.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:17 No.17496537

    >You may be able to with the Gurus.
    Excellent. But who to wield it?

    >The Black Arrow was consumed by the energies released by the Ebon Night. But it did drop the Night's 'HP' by 30% by itself.
    Man Ebon Night just couldn't stop fucking up, could he? He took a form vulnerable to one of our special weapons, his escape plan gave us 3 free heroes...
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:17 No.17496541
    think also super godly ultra powers.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:18 No.17496552
    Also a bunch of hard drives from Umbrella Corp and samples plus vaccines for at least two, maybe three different zombie viri.

    We have a vaccine for the T-Virus, and the L4D infection, and I think one from Night of the Living Dead as well. See if you can earn us any more credit with that.
    Maybe we can afford Giles, he seems like one of the cheaper ones we wanted.
    Or opt for some upgrades to our medical bay, we've got a bonafide medical researcher now. Might want to spruce the place up.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:19 No.17496558
    >who to wield it
    if its a first age blade, don't we have a few sword wielders right now?
    give it to one of the heros, they may need it.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:20 No.17496572
    >Excellent. But who to wield it?
    a Knight Inductor
    Douglas's Bear
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:21 No.17496587
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    Gentlemen, we are now over 150 posts into Autosage and are sinking off the board.
    Please upvote this thread, and be prepared to jump onto thread 51 when OP makes it.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:22 No.17496588
    My concern is that it has kind of a bad history. I don't know if its the fault of the sword, or the wielder.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:22 No.17496589
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    >Or opt for some upgrades to our medical bay, we've got a bonafide medical researcher now. Might want to spruce the place up.
    If we can trade a trio of medical cures for a little more medical swag now that we have a researcher, that would be great.
    And a huge boon to anybody dealing with those canons or crossovers from them.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:23 No.17496616
    >throretical cursed sword
    >not giving it to the holy sword wielder who could probably dispatch that shit in a heartbeat.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:24 No.17496620
    If it's a sword with a bad history, give it to Star-Lord. Him and it will get along just fine.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:24 No.17496623
    I'm going to manually bump the interface to insure it records everything so far, but it probably would catch much else after this.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:24 No.17496625
    I've been wondering...the Transpace Guard has existed for a few decades now, by Holtz's dialogue.
    You would think that all of this research we're doing would have been done by now.

    Then I realized, it hasn't been done by now, because everyone else did their jobs while we're trying to be a mobile X-COM science/interception/manufacturing base.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:26 No.17496647
    Can't deny that the #1 way to make dosh in Xcom was to research and manufacture.
    If we survive this sector, there's a decent chance we'll become the Transpace Guard's R&D branch.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:27 No.17496651
    A bit late, but I just realized what we were traveling through in >>17485995

    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:29 No.17496673
    I'm slightly worried what Dr. Todd might himself do with the data.

    Not sure if we'll actually need upgrades to the medbay now we have the magic cryokit, but if we can't get one of the cheaper heroes for it, more upgrades are good.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:29 No.17496677
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    >we're trying to be a mobile X-COM science/interception/manufacturing base
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:30 No.17496678
    I have a theory on that.
    Considering the inter-canon meta nature of things, we need to build our own personal canon for a lot of this stuff to work for us across worlds. HQ pays for this research material to add to their libraries to combine the various personal canon accounts to the point that they are powerful enough to function everywhere no matter who builds/uses it.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:30 No.17496680
    We need to get Mouse to look into the Umbrella hard drives we recovered.

    How did Mouse again get promoted from the UNIT troopers?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:30 No.17496691
    I'm slightly disappointed that we couldn't get a cortical stack. Hopefully we'll get some during the next Requisition Cycle.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:31 No.17496703
    We already examined the hard drives and found that they contained nothing useful.
    Did you forget?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:32 No.17496707
    Maybe Dr. Todd and magic cryokit might also want to take a peek at the data.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:33 No.17496712
    Research is a good thing/ Particularly since we've been kicking around the idea of our own super-soldier programs.
    Though for now, just the soldier boosts will be a big help.

    Wait, shit, do we still have a sample of RED?
    We need a sample of RED so he can make more.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:35 No.17496748
    ell, pretty spike and Starlord still have it in their system, if push comes to shove.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:36 No.17496761
    What do we do now with Dr. Han?

    Since the Gunstar is gathering dust, we could look into upgrading it with our other tech so it can do combat maneuvering in the atmosphere and other stuff....

    Also put it's pilot through training hell against our other pilots.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:36 No.17496764
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:37 No.17496766
    >Hell, pretty sure Spike
    corrected. fukken sleep deprivation.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:37 No.17496773
    Starlord used his. Ebon Skull thought he looked like a snack.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:38 No.17496782
    Spike, then.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:38 No.17496784
    Training! The perfect use for shore leave.
    We have a whole bunch of troops not doing much; they can fuck about with Training exercises.
    We never established what Dr. Han was a doctor -of-. If medical, he can work in medbay. If research, he can work in research. If zombie asskicking, he can work in zombie asskicking.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:38 No.17496786
    Spike, Egon, and Tosh should still have RED-2 nanites in their bloodstream for analysis.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:39 No.17496792

    Dr. Han is probably going to be put to best use as a part of the medical staff on our starships. Unless he's not a medical doctor and also if he's much better at hunting undead, that is.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:42 No.17496839

    Darius and the Knights Exemplar run mock combat tests with everyone else to see how fucked we'd be against a 40k verse.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:43 No.17496848
    >mahreens call extrminatus on us
    > we last all of 5 seconds and die
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:43 No.17496849
    He was medical doctor enough to study sample from zombies.
    Though considering that he's taken to leading the Zombie Hunters, he much have collected those samples with his bear hands. That isn't a typo.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:46 No.17496871
    He's a PHD in asskicking.

    He minored in Medicine.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:50 No.17496921
    On what do we train the following for:

    1. TG soldiers
    2. SCPs/UNIT
    3. Lyle/Elaine/Agrias/Alicia/Lavian
    4. White Mages
    5. Insert troops of choice

    A. Let's send Char to the X-COM Psi-techs like we planned.
    B. Have the Gunstar pilot practice agains the TIE Defender and VF-25 pilots
    C. Train the knife-throwing VF-25 pilot until he gains a name.

    On a side note:
    Research what the Voiceless Spear does when it powers up.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:54 No.17496953
    All of this makes me wonder.

    What would happen if the Dwarfs from Dwarf Fortress crossed over?
    Oh god. If they got into Nethack, we'd have Pudding farms, Cockatrice farms, Archon farms, Super strong / Tough / Agile dwarves with full ascension kits, and Automated Slade Golem Production Facilities.
    They'd colonise the Abyss, Kicking Asmodeus, Orcus, and Demogorgon in the balls as they do so.
    Oh my fucking god. They'd farm all the corpses you eat to gain fire resistance, flood the world with Magma, and survive being immersed in Magma.
    Then they'd turn the Abyss into a giant plane-sized computer made of lava and obsidian.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:54 No.17496957
    If I hear about the 'knife throwing guy' separate from the others VFs that did so much more, I swear someone is going to EAT that Ka-Bar OTEC AK-VF-M9 Assault Knife.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:56 No.17496983
    Place your bets on what the unknown object is!

    Is it Getter Emperor? Is it a Space Whale? Is it a Tyranid hive mothership? Is it Vger? Is it the Magog Worldship? Is it a Forerunner Dyson Sphere? Or is it Gunshinkyoku Demonbane?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:57 No.17496985
    don't forget when they go into rape spirals and shit where they just huff on into the 40k universe at that point and don't give a single flying fuck.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:57 No.17496989
    Someone ate candy today, huh?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)22:57 No.17496995
    fuck my spelling.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:00 No.17497023
    So now we know where the Warp came from.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)23:01 No.17497034
    I'm working on the huge summary for the new thread. It's taking a while.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:03 No.17497056
    thanks OP, you are awesome.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:04 No.17497062
    Is cool man. Newbie appreciate them greatly. We've directed people to the last one several times over the past month.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:06 No.17497092
    Adding my voice to the chorus of thanks, OP.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:06 No.17497099
    OP, if you have a moment, swing by these:
    We forgot to tell Holtz about the zombie vaccines.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:07 No.17497107
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    >I do not look forward to the mountain of text that is to come.
    So much text we'll need a wall walking feat.

    So maybe just post an image of it then?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:08 No.17497118
    >op makes spreadsheet
    >its 3000 x 3000 or some bullshit like that
    just watch, its gonna be stupidly long.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:11 No.17497138
    Amusingly, we will have four threads on the board when the next one goes up. We left one of the planning threads for a new one before it hit autosage. It still lives.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:13 No.17497177
    this is true, but the planning threads kind of seem like a waste to use at this point so i would honestly let them die.
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    It's a rock.

    A big rock.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:15 No.17497198
    Well, the more recent one still has 100 posts left, but we'll probably go to a newer one. I have to update my version of the requisition list after we do all our arguing for the next thread.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:15 No.17497201
    >into rape spirals
    You mean things like this adamantine spire?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:19 No.17497248
    yes actually, exactly like that.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:22 No.17497280
    No, we shouldn't start a new thread until the old auto-sages. We don't want to be That Thread and have 4 or 5 threads about TG Quest live at once.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:22 No.17497291
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:23 No.17497305
    It's really bugging me, but I can't quite remember what the reference is. What the fuck is Ebon Night supposed to reference?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:25 No.17497323
    Are we going to have the Medic open up his Medigun and tinker with Australium to get a focused exposure at people (Egon and Mustadio)?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:25 No.17497329
    Void Dragon, maybe?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:26 No.17497342
    The Void Dragon of Mars. . .

    Damnit, I forgot about him. Thanks.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:27 No.17497352
    Hell no not those two.
    We'll use a Gav. They like beer already, and when he hits stage two his chest hair will be a nuclear symbol.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)23:27 No.17497358
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:29 No.17497377
    Need hint pls.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:30 No.17497383
    Well the only other thing I can think of would be that Ultimate Evil whatever from the Wheel of Time series.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:31 No.17497395
    Hm, so that is close?
    I'm drawing a blank, maybe it's a canon I'm unfamiliar with. I'll feel _really_ dumb when it turns out it was something I should have known.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:31 No.17497400
    Dragon god from Chrono cross?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:31 No.17497409
    Don't be stupid. It's obviously Tiamat. Or Deathwing. Or Azaldon.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:32 No.17497413

    OP, lets play a game. When we get close to the connection go "Warmer, you blathering idiots". When we guess something else entirely, just "Colder, numbnuts". Followed by a swift kick to the nuts.

    See? Now we have a full feedback loop.

    That being said...
    Does it have something to do with the dragon form or just Ebon Night in general? There was so much shit going on in the last world, it will be hard to pin down one connection.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:32 No.17497414
    That's kinda the problem. We have a shitton of dragon BBEG's to choose from.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:34 No.17497427
    OP is probably just making shit up so that we seem dumb. Ebon Night is an original character and he was a good original character.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:35 No.17497443
    Only other guess my google fu supplements my knowledge with is the Ebon Dragon from Exalted..
    Which looks like a fair match..
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:36 No.17497463
    Yes, it's so much clearer now.
    Dark Power + Ebon Dragon = Ebon Night.
    Fuck, there it is.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:37 No.17497474
    But that's not it! He doesn't torture and imprison people for jollies!
    >> Fireman Prime 01/10/12(Tue)23:38 No.17497484
    >first creature of darkness
    >Exalted-setting primordial
    >grants Unfair Excellence Enchantment
    Of course. That explains the 'rolled 5=5' we kept getting.
    Oh, that's just because ORIGINAL CHARACTER DONUTSTEEL is Lawful Psychopathic.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:39 No.17497494
    Nite folks. I'll wake up in 2 hours. Don't go to any funny worlds while we're researching and training.

    Hope the Scout Service comes back with something good.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/10/12(Tue)23:44 No.17497551
    Yes, thank you. I thought people would get it the first time when I revealed him as, "a giant Ebon Dragon." Or the comment about his 'perfect defense'. Or his arch foe in the lore being a sun deity of perfection and valor.

    Anyway, it's probably not the same being, but the coincidences are odd.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:50 No.17497621
    Sadly, I only stumbled on it by going 'Hmm, Ebon Night.. Void Dragon is close.. Let's put Ebon Dragon into Google and see what comes up.'
    Exalted has always sounded interesting, but haven't had the opportunity to play.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:53 No.17497661
    Someone bump the request interface and make sure we get this recorded in the archive. It hasn't updated since >>17497092
    >> Anonymous 01/10/12(Tue)23:59 No.17497747
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)00:02 No.17497779
    Thanks, I'd already made a request in the past hour when I realized the most recent planning thread wasn't up.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)00:03 No.17497794
    So, new thread soon?
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)00:05 No.17497812
    MetaOP is busily writing up the mountain of text that shall recap our epic adventures in Horror Land, and then adding to The Great Recap.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/11/12(Wed)01:03 No.17498328
    I don't think this is getting done tonight. Sorry guys. But it'll be ready tomorrow.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)01:06 No.17498354
    Cya tomoz
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)01:07 No.17498369
    Remember to put the massive wall-o-text in an image file if it's too big to post on 4chan.
    Ideally Png since jpg hates black and white.
    >> MetaQuest OP 01/11/12(Wed)01:12 No.17498408
    I THINK I can manage it, though it'll eat like 15 posts.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)01:15 No.17498424

    So...par for the course then?

    Anyway, thanks for running the quest. Now go get some sleep.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)01:16 No.17498432
    Wouldn't it be easier to put it on something like googledocs? It would waste less posts that way.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)01:17 No.17498434
    Truly, the monster is Us.
    And our Requisitions.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)01:35 No.17498590
    Ah well.
    See ya tomorrow.
    At least the major requisitions arguments will die down for a bit now that that is settled.
    Now we can argue about research and downtime activities!

    Also, how did you decide on the skills? I know we had it settled in the planning thread when you asked for it, but someone came into this thread counting things wrong and recounting the vote on top of the discussion.

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