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    29 KB TG Quest 64: Master Ninja Theme Song MetaQuest OP 02/22/12(Wed)22:08 No.18061782  
    'Cause those VanPatteeeeen brothers are so headstroooong...


    Last thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18019501/

    Short Summary: Having arrived at the infamous 8-bit Dystopia, you find yourself on the opposing end of the schemes of a rogue Transpace Guard researcher turned monster, Dr. Grimm. Having communed with the Goddesses of Hyrule, you have learned much, determining that Grimm seeks to stamp out the last heroes of the City, and you must stop him.

    You also managed to locate Dr. Light's broadcast spot, a relay deep in the Pipes, as well as discovering that Dr. Robotnik has seized a Subspace Bomb, Dr. Wily has acquired research data from the Men of Iron, and MetPharm is working on researching the three gems of Hyrule.

    You made an attempt to recon the dig site, but were beaten back by Metal Man, and your attempt to contact Dr. Light took a setback when Spike was nearly devoured by rabid Goombas. However you eventually managed to contact the good Doctor and gain some valuable information, including a place to gather more information from drunken, dissatisfied workers.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/22/12(Wed)22:14 No.18061858
    As Spike entered Jay's Bar along with a cloaked Auror and began to pump the inhabitants for information, your X-COM team succeeded in making use of their knowledge of X-COM emergency protocols to find and listen in on X-COM NOVA's secret transmissions, allowing you to gain valuable intelligence on them.

    When we last left off, the Command Crew was mulling over the information they had received and Spike was still happily eating and drinking while talking on the company dime.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/22/12(Wed)22:16 No.18061891
    Aaaand I forgot to post these.

    The Summary: http://pastebin.com/3ATuVKRQ
    Inventory: http://pastebin.com/HGsJUZZb
    >> Codeki 02/22/12(Wed)22:24 No.18061974
    By any chance, is there an armory on any of our star destroyers with a cache of Ion weaponry? It may be effective against these robots.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)22:26 No.18061992
    >ninja gaiden
    >Barbarian is in the bar

    I hope this doesn't mean what I think it does.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)22:26 No.18061996
    and so we start anew
    >> Codeki 02/22/12(Wed)22:27 No.18062004
    Only if we piss him off. Ridley's in the bar too.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/22/12(Wed)22:28 No.18062015
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    I think support and participation in this quest has waned dramatically and is near 0. Perhaps it would be best to put it on hold for a while, while the other 40 quest threads per day move forward.

    Oh, I've also gotten a decent writefaggotry for Wayrf, which is a combination of a Dwarf Fortress Mermaid Factory, and the Gravemind from Halo.
    Is it an antagonist? No, it's one of the guard's allies. And perhaps should give you an idea why an intelligent being that can talk its way out of any situation is one of the scariest motherfuckers you'll ever encounter.

    Anyway, dropping trip to watch/participate/do nothing/sleep. Gogo
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/22/12(Wed)22:30 No.18062034
    Oh, right. MetaOP, where/when would you like me to argue with the bootleggers about mission loadout and writefag various things for the setting?

    Can't do it here. Should I just make a new thread after you go to sleep later today?
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/22/12(Wed)22:33 No.18062060
    Yeah, I was thinking the same, but I DID say I'd run it today, and I don't like going back on what I say. I might take a week hiatus after this thread's done.

    You only have a few ion weapons on board the SDs.

    Yeah, that should work.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)22:34 No.18062067
    Did we drain a MetPharmer for information? If not, do that.

    See if the Storm's sensors can find a bar in the Robotnik area of the city with scientists or worker-types in it. We might head there next.
    Ask Light what he'd need from us to set up 2 Spybots that could infiltrate Wily, AND a Spybot that could infiltrate Robotnik. Tell him we trust whoever he's got in Metpharm.
    Also ask him if it would be possible to somehow disguise a biological unit as one of MetPharm's various creatures. I know he's not a biologist, but -we- have biologists, so if he provides some creative insight or pointers or intuition on how to get started, we can probably handle much of the gruntwork.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)22:38 No.18062111
    That's a dump of writing for the 8bit dystopia setting. Might be handy for people.

    Setting in brief.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)22:40 No.18062128
    >I think support and participation in this quest has waned dramatically and is near 0
    Hey, fuck you. Part of the problem seemed to be you and your fucking tripfagging, with people hanging on your every word. It was fucking disgusting, because your plans were shit at the time. Better ideas were rejected in favor of yours because some anons were too enamored with your running of another quest and your supposed brilliance.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)22:43 No.18062167
    >I might take a week hiatus after this thread's done.
    Fucking dammit.

    Anyway, have the X-COM team go over the X-COM ZWEI cover story, and make sure that it fits in with the emergency protocols used by X-COM, so that it's believable.

    If we have ion weapons, have the Delta Green squad and VP-99 prepare to beam down again, but this time targeting a Robodyne badnik for its IFF transponder. Use the strategy we used last time, including the use of a restraining bolt, and exographic scanners and microtransporter equipped sniper rifles to take down the robots from a distance.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/22/12(Wed)22:44 No.18062180
    Odd. Whenever I didn't post, we seemed to have less people playing than when I did.
    It seems that me playing the quest increased the number of people playing! How strange.

    Your delusions and hatred are admirable, and I'm kind of envious of your ability to fly in the face of the obvious and come up with all kinds of ridiculous conclusions. It'd certainly help me deal with things I don't like.

    Such as the fact that, due to the board having about 50 active quests, it's difficult to get new players for this one, so people who leave aren't replaced and participation goes down over time. It's a problem to which there's no answer, and we'll just have to wait to deal with it.

    Finally: Quit bein' mad on the internet.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/22/12(Wed)22:47 No.18062220
    rolled 49 = 49

    The X-COM troops begin going over the story, while the Auror attempts to read the mind of one of the MetPharm employees in the booth.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)22:48 No.18062242

    Let's get further information on this Galaxy Defense Force.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)22:50 No.18062261
    50 active quests? Where did you get that number? Straight from your ass?
    There's, at most, 8 right now.

    Meta Quest, Mahou Shonen Quest, Farming It Quest, Zerg Quest, Elf Slave Quest, Kobold Sorceror Quest, Necro Quest.
    Another might have started up, but those are the only ones within the first 5 pages.
    >> Rynex !3KCroq6wAA 02/22/12(Wed)22:51 No.18062273
    I'm tied up in Mahou Shonen and Zerg quests.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)22:51 No.18062276
    Why has there been such an upswing in quest threads of late anyway?

    seems like you can't go two threads without tripping over a new one. I mean, I'm all for that sort of thing, but most seem to lack staying power. How many make it past thread one? How many more get archived?

    And MetaOP, we still support this quest! I've even screwed up my sleep patterns for it. We're still here.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/22/12(Wed)22:53 No.18062298
    It's amazing how a person can refresh the front page twice and think he knows the sum total of every thread that's going on in /tg/.

    You are angry, irrational, oblivious to the obvious, and too confident in your own (lack of) information. I'm happy that you're upset, because you deserve it based on how much of a toolbag you're being. Kindly sit down and shut up. Thank you.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)22:55 No.18062337
    No, why don't you shut up, you fucking douchebag.
    Your assertion concerning the number of active quests at this time was woefully wrong.
    Are you saying that your number of 50 was right, and that my number of 8 is wrong?
    Just shut up and leave.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/22/12(Wed)22:55 No.18062338
    rolled 54 = 54

    The Auror finds the mind of the MetPharm worker, like Ridley, strangely slippery, a touch inhuman. However, he is able to grab a few passcodes, protocols, and the location of the worker's lab before he cannot stand it any longer and breaks the connection. This worker is employed at a bioimplant complex, probably not connected to the Time research, but the Auror was able to glean a few general use codes that might come in handy.

    You aren't the only one. For a week straight I was falling unconscious at like... 6 AM due to this.

    "Sometimes I think this life doesn't agree with me..." Spike murmurs to the bartender. "Some days I want to go into space, like the astronauts of old. Join the Galaxy Defense Force or somethin'."
    >> Rynex !3KCroq6wAA 02/22/12(Wed)22:56 No.18062346
    From now on, I'm calling you EvoQuest.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)22:57 No.18062355
    On the other hand, I'm pretty sure you starting up Bootleg Quest did contribute to the end of planning threads.
    Which means that we don't have as many plans.
    And we NEED plans if we don't want to choke on our own stupidity.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)22:57 No.18062362
    Can we comb any networks for any snippets of info on the Galaxy Defense Force as well?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)22:58 No.18062370
    Can we get the Delta Green squad ready for another robot extraction? Have our scientists been able to identify the control nodes on the badniks that would allow the restraining bolts to work, as well as the weak spots that the DG snipers would need to target?

    And have the Auror try his luck on the Robodyne employees.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/22/12(Wed)22:58 No.18062378
    I think it's BECAUSE there's so many good quests going on lately.
    This one, Heretical Love, Kobold Quest, that one with the Black knight and rule of cool, and I bet there's at least 2 weeaboo quests that are pretty good.
    If you get 2, or even 3 good quest threads on the front page, you think "It's a pretty neat idea" and make your own. Lots of good comes of it, and I like it. But it means that MetaOP's creative ideas, and my own, need to take a back seat to those of people who are better and more engaging writers than we are.
    >> Codeki 02/22/12(Wed)22:58 No.18062380
    Civ Thread
    Mahou Shounen Quest
    Zerg Quest
    Kobold Sorcerer
    Planeswalker Quest
    Maverick Hunter Quest
    Deity Quest
    Farming it quest
    Iron Hearts

    Out of every thread currently on this board, there are currently 11 quests, there are also about 3 or 4 threads talking about quests. That's not including the shit load of other quest threads you can see with half a brain if you look at http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Collective%20Game

    People have been planning in the bootleg threads while he's sleeping.

    Between you and bootleg, I haven't gotten a decent nights sleep in over a week.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:00 No.18062397
    But the other quests aren't operating right now. So why would they count towards quests pulling players away?
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/22/12(Wed)23:01 No.18062415
    "Pfah," the bartender spits. "Galaxy Defense Force... fine job those boys did defending the homeworld. They can't even figure out why this planet got teleported much less defend against another Space Invasion. The corps just keep the funding stable to them because no one wants to deal with angry people in guns in SPACE. They know it too. Their standing forces are a goddamn joke compared to what you'd need to put up meaningful resistance to an invasion force. They just keep a token force in orbit and spend the rest on barracks that would make some of the hotels down here jealous. Hell, if you count Lylat, they let TWO planets get destroyed on their watch. Fuckin' leeches."
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/22/12(Wed)23:03 No.18062430
    >No, why don't you shut up, you fucking douchebag.
    Because I'm calm, rational, and correct.

    >Are you saying that your number of 50 was right, and that my number of 8 is wrong?
    Yep! Lots of one-page threads starting up over the course of a week. There were probably even more than 50! With THAT many people making threads, it's no wonder that there's going to be "The top 10%" of pure concentrated awesome that pushes MetaOP and I off the board.

    It's good! It means that quests even BETTER than this one are here to participate in, and there's no reason to be upset at all. If this quest lacks players, it's because they're in a better game.
    If my quest lacks players, it means someone's better at running quests than I am, and I could learn from them how to better!

    There are many bad things that happen in this world, but the great amount of creative energy pouring out of /tg/ at the moment is not one of them. It is, in fact, completely frickin' awesome, and you should calm down and smile, rather than be upset. :)
    >> Codeki 02/22/12(Wed)23:04 No.18062449
    . . . Sleep.

    You only have so many hours in a day. Do you really want to follow 15 different quests?

    Only ones I'm currently following are Zerg, Meta, and Bootleg's. Don't have time for the other ones. Although, when I get some time, I'm going to check out Diety Quest. It's getting a massive amount of votes on the archives.
    >> Chitose !P/6bEswUAA 02/22/12(Wed)23:04 No.18062450
    Reading through the writefaggotry.

    1. The crew of the Great Fox is in cryogenic sleep.

    2. Inspector Gadget is in this canon.

    3. Some bits of Chrono Trigger are in this canon.

    4. Contra is in this canon.

    5. Fire Emblem is in this canon.

    6. Vectorman is in this canon.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:04 No.18062451
    Well I guess we don't need to worry about them.
    ...What's this about the planet being teleported?
    I don't remember that in the material.
    Like my understanding was that humanity had to flee Earth from the might of the Space Invaders, and colonized the planet Hyrule?
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/22/12(Wed)23:05 No.18062465
    If that is true then I am sorry.
    >> Codeki 02/22/12(Wed)23:06 No.18062473
    Earth was destroyed, for some reason, Hyrule is in it's place.

    Any info on the Foot, or the other factions we could scrounge up?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:07 No.18062480
    I am only upset at you. Because you contribute little, and your very continued existence is a cankerous sore upon the world.

    As for pushing Meta Quest out, that would only be true if all of the other quests were running at the same time.
    They are not, and the number of currently active quest threads is far lower than the number 50, and has no bearing on the current player base.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/22/12(Wed)23:09 No.18062496
    >I am only upset at you. Because you contribute little, and your very continued existence is a cankerous sore upon the world.
    Then I thank you for your opinion. Please continue to provide constructive feedback so that I may learn to be a better player and better quest runner.

    Or, alternatively, continue being an angry idiot, for it amuses me.
    >> Rynex !3KCroq6wAA 02/22/12(Wed)23:09 No.18062498
    If Gradius fighters were wrecked by Space Invader stuff...

    ...I'm hoping there's still tech for the Falchion Beta (from Gradius).
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/22/12(Wed)23:10 No.18062514
    That is correct, according to your logs, the planet Hyrule was NOT teleported, they colonized it, then retreated to it after Earth was destroyed.

    Captcha: Jimmy Yetimess

    Sounds like the name of the dude from Skifree...
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:10 No.18062521
    Have the Oncoming Storm, RVF-25, and the Indefatigable do another sensor scan of the system, see if we can pick up the Defense Force ships, and have our task force stay out of their sensor range.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:12 No.18062542
    Well that explains why the Solar System is the same I guess.
    >> Codeki 02/22/12(Wed)23:12 No.18062544
    Could we check with ANON to see if leaving it in it's current location after completing the mission would cause damage?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:14 No.18062577
    ...I spoke too soon?
    Because in theory Hyrule would have a different solar system than Earth would, and yet I'm pretty sure we mentioned stuff like Pluto and Jupiter.
    ...So somehow Hyrule is now where Earth was?
    >> Rynex !3KCroq6wAA 02/22/12(Wed)23:16 No.18062611
    Interesting to note:

    Travis Touchdown (from No More Heroes) is here. Also, Robotnik is competing with Draclua (Castlevania) over control of the Chaos Emeralds.

    What do we do? We've been looking to get those emeralds for a while now....
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:16 No.18062613
    I forget, does this Canon have some kind of internet?
    Can we just... 'google' the whole 'teleporting planet' thing? Because that seems like a pretty big discrepancy.
    Or maybe even ask the Goddesses?
    >> Rynex !3KCroq6wAA 02/22/12(Wed)23:17 No.18062625

    my bad.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:18 No.18062633
    No interfering with the Canon. Although both Tails and Dr. Eggman have been able to make artificial Chaos Emeralds of some kind...
    So maybe just studying one?
    Still not even close to a priority.
    >> Codeki 02/22/12(Wed)23:20 No.18062664
    Well it depends on how many there are. If there's only 7 chaos emeralds like in most the games, we'll have to leave them. If there are a significantly higher amount, like in the comics, we can snag a few without causing damage.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:20 No.18062668
    No Internet was specifically mentioned, though there is some kind of computer network.

    We could attempt to make a connection, by splicing into the network with a physical unit.
    I'd say we would need to fabricate a remote network tap that Mouse and Data could use.

    MetaOP, can we build a network tap that will give us remote access to the City's computer network?
    >> Codeki 02/22/12(Wed)23:21 No.18062681
    Although, if you plug in a computer and it starts humming the Tetris theme, that network port is junk and we'll need to find another.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/22/12(Wed)23:21 No.18062684
    You're able to pick up the GDF ships easily enough. Despite their reputation, they do have regular patrols it seems, but with the Storm's and RVF's sensors, you should be able to evade them.


    There is a planetary datanet that's heavily corporate controlled. Currently they are maintaining that the shift in solar system is part of some project to revitalize Earth and the Corporations are ever-working to bring the bright future back to humanity and blah, blah, blah.

    It's fairly obvious no one is buying this story from the comments sections alone.
    >> Rynex !3KCroq6wAA 02/22/12(Wed)23:23 No.18062696
    The writefag entries never specified anything about the Chaos Emeralds.

    At any case, it seems the Galaxy Defense Force is a pushover? I wonder what canons they are derived from.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/22/12(Wed)23:24 No.18062704
    I sort of figured Mouse could do it from the Indefatigable.
    >> Rynex !3KCroq6wAA 02/22/12(Wed)23:24 No.18062705
    What kind of ships and fighter craft are the GDF carrying with them?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:24 No.18062718
    Okay, any luck with making a network tap as described in >>18062668
    A Federation transmitter and computer tap, with a small thermite self-destruct charge in case we can beam it out when it gets traced.
    We can have the Delta Green squad place it when we have them go down to get a Robodyne robot's IFF transponder.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:25 No.18062724
    So here's a bit of a Hylian prophecy regarding the current circumstances
    >And from a Tower he shall fall. This maker of men. And from the depths will she raise this warrior of the dead. And amongst the people he will stand this master of light and the link shall bind the past and future....

    >After this sadly it seems to have been scratched out... The only that I can make from it is the mention of a great city and its slow death...

    I'm not really sure who it's referring to besides Dr. Light and Link.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:27 No.18062744
    I suppose Mouse could, but I think that a physical ground-side tap might be better able to hide our presence in orbit.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:27 No.18062749
    So essentially no one has any idea how Hyrule is now in Earth's place but it's also something we're going to have to fix?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:29 No.18062768
    Ah. So this world has an internet, and is an 8-bit dystopia?
    That's helpfully anachronistic.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/22/12(Wed)23:29 No.18062770
    Mostly FIRE LEO-02 Exceliza fighter craft, but the fleet contains some Gradius, Galaga, and even a handful of R-Types and Arwings among its number. All told there are about 250 fighters split into 25 10-plane squadrons, and about 6 capital ships. Considering they have an entire solar system to patrol, that isn't very much.
    >> Codeki 02/22/12(Wed)23:30 No.18062772

    >And now, another battle was joined, as animated bone and decayed flesh began to fan out, while the more powerful and stealthy of his servants were sent after the Chaos Emeralds. Win or lose, it did not matter. The Lord of Castlevania could only be delayed, never stopped.

    Hopefully it's more like http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/Chaos_Emeralds#Sonic_the_Hedgehog_.28Archie_Comics.29 than "There are only 7 emeralds and one Master."

    I'd say do it on Hyrule, but if he's absolutely sure he won't be traced, let him.

    Not many things that can magically move a planet. It might have been Grimm who moved it, somehow
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/22/12(Wed)23:32 No.18062795
    It's a datanet. It's more like the old usenet set up than what we have today.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:32 No.18062812
    When we kill Dr. Grimm and reforge Gurthang, we could go and seize their hardware.

    The only real threat are the R-Types and Gradius-type ships.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:33 No.18062824
    What type of person would have access to it?
    Only researchers and military personnel?
    Civilians, but only the hobbyist and basement-dwelling type?
    The common man?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:34 No.18062831
    Alright, does Mouse believe that he can successfully hack into the datanet without getting the signal traced to orbit?
    If yes, have him do it.
    If there's a chance he could get traced, make the network tap and have the Delta Green's place it while they're on the ground trying to capture an intact badnik.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:35 No.18062843
    Codeki, we better bookmark this canon to loot ourselves some fighter craft if we can't do it in this mission.

    >> MetaQuest OP 02/22/12(Wed)23:35 No.18062849
    There are datanet for public and corporate use. Mouse is positive he can sneak by on the public net. You'll probably have to set a tap up if you want him to try hacking into the corporate one.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:36 No.18062865
    >this master of light
    >robot master of Light

    That's fairly obvious. So Megaman, Link, and some other hero.

    We can reasonably argue that this 8-bit dystopia has been driven too far into grimdarkness by dr. grimm. Bringing these heroes together and improving the situation could foce Grimm to show himself personally, giving us the chance to kill him.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:37 No.18062868
    So we can make spybots, read minds, and tap the datanet?
    This is awesome! Maybe we won't be horribly slaughtered after all. We'll be so well prepared that we might actually be able to do our jobs without everything turning immediately to shit the first time we roll under 30.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:37 No.18062870
    Have Mouse begin searching through the public datanet for rumors.
    Then replicate the network tap, and prep the Delta Green squad for another mission ground-side.
    >> Codeki 02/22/12(Wed)23:37 No.18062875
    Op, based on the ships that we broke down for materials and schematics, are there any in the Defence force that we couldn't build on our own?

    Also, would a spybot be able to do the needed corporate tap?
    >> Rynex !3KCroq6wAA 02/22/12(Wed)23:40 No.18062915
    We don't have data for R-Types, Fire Leos and Arwings, I think.

    The earlier Fire Leos aren't worth it. The objective is FIRE LEO-04 Rynex or the Rynex-R. As for later Thunder Force fighters, the RVR series fighters aren't in this canon, it seems.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/22/12(Wed)23:44 No.18062962
    rolled 35 = 35

    That is correct.

    Spike is still eating and drinking, but even he is reaching his limit. Do you want him to tool around for anymore information?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:46 No.18062990
    So what's our long term plan here?
    Like people were mentioning kidnapping people and programming them to be sleeper agents, but... that's not something we can do?
    Our Aurors can erase memories with Obliviate and read minds with Legimancy, but they don't seem to really be able to create new ones?
    Which is why Voldemort didn't have an army of people brainwashed into being loyal to him?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:48 No.18063015
    No, Spike's gotten all of the information we can get out of these people without triggering suspicions.
    Tell him to finish up, and have him and the Auror go to the extraction point to be beamed up.

    In the meantime, prep the Delta Green's and VP-99 for a repeat of our ambush of the Wily patrol, but this time target a Robodyne patrol.
    Have them beam down in a clear area near the Pipes, and use their exographic scanners to find a patrol while avoiding mutants, and take the robots down, attach restraining bolts or hit them with ion blasters, then beam them up before reinforcements can arrive.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:50 No.18063056
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    Guys, I think we've found everything we could have wanted out of the bar.

    Our next objective should be to track down Travis and Inspector Gadget for information?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:53 No.18063089
    >that's not something we can do
    Uh, yes it is.

    We can easily make people we kidnap believe they're sleeper agents working for Light.
    Voldemort wasn't exactly the pinnacle of outside context problems, you know.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:54 No.18063102
    Read people's minds so we know how an infiltrator could enter the company.
    Make spybots.
    Hack the internet for spying.
    Ensure observers and Storm sensors can see into the Corp HQs.
    Possibly recruit magical support, such as Ghosts or Gods or Spirits or Fate or something to act as guiding forces and spotters.

    We're going to put together an infiltration team for each major area. It might be comprised of only drones, only spec ops units, only heroes, or some combination of the three.

    The Infiltration team is to learn whatever it can about the four locations, possibly sabotage the Teleportation-blocker, electricity generator, base defenses, or such, then get the hell out.
    They will have the full support of all the intel pertinent and updated as often as possible, and hopefully all of our legwork will be enough to let them finish their mission.

    That's our plan for now.

    After that, with our intel, we can sabotage the anti-teleport field directly (or just smash the fucking roofs in until we reach our target), drop in our attack teams, and bumrush our way to stealing Wily's Dataslate, Robotnik's bomb, the MetPharm time crystals, the Temple of Time's UFOPaedia, and get out.

    At least, I think that's the plan. Is that the plan?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:57 No.18063125

    No More Heroes swords huh?

    Is Spike experienced in using swords?

    We could attempt to also buy a sword or two.

    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:58 No.18063143
    Ask the bartender where to buy a beam katana.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:58 No.18063147
    Travis is being monitored by the Foot, and his AI is in constant contact with them. I wouldn't want to make contact unless it's absolutely necessary.

    What are we going to talk with Gadget about? We should have a plan before we contact him.

    As it is right now, we still need to get a Robodyne IFF transponder, and begin the brainwashing of corporate employees into sleeper agents.

    MetaOP, do the Aurors have any moral qualms about what we're asking them to do? Memory erasure is one thing, but outright memory manipulation and brainwashing seems to be another, within their ethical framework.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)23:59 No.18063154
    Oh, well then.
    ...Why even bother with the normal memory charm then?
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:00 No.18063164
    What's Gadget like in this canon? Is he competent? Is he violent? Are Penny and Brain alive?
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:02 No.18063185
    Obliviate is fast and easy. It just wipes the memory.

    The False Memory Charm you actually have to make up the false memories, and if you want them to be really good and stand up to legilimency, then you have to put effort into it.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:03 No.18063196
    >>They fled into the City. He had no name, had no I.D. and no way to make a living in any legit way. So, he cut himself a niche. Built himself a name and gave Penny a good life. He was the Inspector now. The man you called when you needed something found, lost or made scarce. An urban merc. He never told Penny about the jobs only that he helped people. It would break her heart to know what he had done to get so far.
    >>When people asked about her. Well he would explain he was her uncle and that if they so much as touched her they would find out that the rotor blades in his head could do more than fly...
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)00:03 No.18063201
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    One die roll too late...

    Spike puts a final handful of credit chips down on the bar with a grin. "Thanks for the conversation and dinner. It was-"

    A howl of pain suddenly cuts through the haze of chatter filling the air. Barbarian stumbles back from his seat, sparks flying from his chest and arms as a trio of shuriken bury themselves almost completely in the cyborg's enhanced body. A dark blue blur Spike can recognize as a man in ninja garb dashes for Barbarian as he draws his massive sword. The attacker draws a shining ninja-to from a sheath at his belt and drives it into the cyborg enforcer. Barbarian roars in pain again and attempts to lop off the ninja's head. The ninja nimbly jumps back, slashing with his sword again to cause another cascade of sparks to erupt.

    As this happens the remaining bar patrons scramble for the door or take cover in their booths or under their tables, pure chaos erupting as no one wants to get in between Barbarian and someone stupid enough, or skilled enough to challenge him.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:06 No.18063234
    It's Ryu. Is it possible to legilimens info out of him with the auror?
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:06 No.18063242
    Jesus christ this Canon is scary.
    And that's even WITHOUT Mr. Abomination in the center of the planet.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:07 No.18063257
    Ugh, I don't want to get involved, but I really don't want to see Hayabusa die. Light needs him. Maybe have Spike and the Auror get involved if shit goes really bad for Hayabusa?
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:07 No.18063258
    I'd imagine you would also have to put a lot of effort in to make sure the target of the spell doesn't find any inconsistencies in their memories?
    Also what are we going to make the sleeper agents do, that couldn't be achieved by simple bribery? Considering the men they work for and the world they live in, I kind of doubt there's much loyalty to worry about.
    Fear, yes, but no loyalty.
    Which is another thing, I doubt even with the False-Memory-Charm that we can completely alter someone's personality.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:08 No.18063277
    Spike, you and the Auror find some cover!

    If it looks like Ryu, the ninja, needs a hand, take the Barbarian down. Ryu needs to survive this encounter.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:10 No.18063290

    >Peregrine Falcons

    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:10 No.18063293
    Is this necessary?
    If it's Canon that Ryu wins
    and the Barbarian hasn't been modified,
    then Ryu wins.
    Just let the Canon happen and don't bother stepping in.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:10 No.18063294
    Spike, respond by acting nonchalant, maybe offering some commentary.
    Actually, just respond how you normally would in a situation like this.
    Auror-whose-name-I-don't-know, be ready to intervene if the ninja can't handle this.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:10 No.18063298

    The auror is hidden in the kitchen or back rooms. He's 100% safe.

    I want the auror to perform a legilimens on Ryu while he can.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:11 No.18063303
    Good point.
    You guys should just sit back and watch the show, and try not to get caught in the crossfire.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:11 No.18063309
    Which is why I'm saying if shit goes bad for him. We still don't know all how Grimm effected the canon, his being here may have sent ripples that changed things. We need to be proactive enough to interact if need be.
    >> Rynex !3KCroq6wAA 02/23/12(Thu)00:12 No.18063315
    Here's a plan.


    or use Jelly-Legs curse on him.

    This should allow Ryu to finish him off in the next hit or so.

    Then Spike and the Auror talk to Ryu.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:12 No.18063318
    The plan was to have them provide details such as guard patrol routes and schedules, the location of the Interdiction Field Generators that are protecting the Corp HQ's, security passwords and ID's.
    During the actual strike, they'll help out by bringing certain security systems down for "maintenance", providing distractions, and doing things like keeping certain doors unlocked, keycards in certain places, and other little things.

    Sure we could bribe our way through, but I think the memory charms are a more sure bet.
    We can fall back on bribes if we can't brainwash the people we need for some reason.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:13 No.18063331
    OP, see >>18063315

    The Barbarian has been augmented, so Ryu will need help.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:16 No.18063365
    The jelly-legs jinx might be a good one.
    It could always be chalked up to faulty implants to explain why Barbarian suddenly lost control of his legs.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:17 No.18063377
    Aye. Never underestimate the effectiveness of mundane, practical things.
    We may have magicians that can rewrite a person's mind, nanites to take over their bodies, Sensors that can pierce 100 meters of rock, stealth bots that can slip past anything, and an iron hold on the Datanet.

    But nothing beats 100 credits in someone's pocket to get where you need to go.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)00:19 No.18063391
    As the barkeep throws up the bottle he had in his hand and dives behind cover, Spike catches it in mid-air and takes a drink.

    "Wow. Even got a show," he says, leaning back on the counter.

    "Picked the wrong thug to fuck with, bitch!" Barbarian roars as he executes a vicious overhand chop at Ryu. The ninja dodges out of the way, allowing the Barbarian to cleave a table in two. As this happens, Ryu slashes at the Barbarian again, tearing open the plating on his right arm, exposing machinery and sending a spray of lubricant and sparks into the air. Barbarian howls and sweeps around him with his sword, but Ryu leans back to avoid this blow, spinning with the momentum to cut open Barbarian's gut.

    "Stand.. still... so I can... chop you..." Barbarian wheezes, blood and oil soaking his clothes.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:19 No.18063398

    Okay, so Petrificus Totalus or Jelly-Legs on Barbarian. Help Ryu finish him off, talk to Ryu for info. Then ask where to buy a beam katana from Orange Computer, and ask about Inspector Gadget.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:20 No.18063408
    Have the auror cast jelly legs on the Barbarian.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:21 No.18063412
    The main problem with bribes is that we have to contend with the surveillance systems of the corps. We need someone to make the contact. Spike and Star-Lord are both good at inter-personal relations and have good charisma. I mean, we could use the Inde's medbay to keep changing their features for each person we approach, but that many people being approached might register on the corps' surveillance.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)00:22 No.18063429
    The Auror whispers the curse as Barbarian, already slow, collapses to his knees.

    "What?!" he roars. "That's not..."

    Ryu takes advantage of this opportunity, slicing off his head with a single slash. Blood jets into the air for a moment before the Barbarian drops to the ground with a thud, his head rolling off into the shadows. Ryu doesn't say anything. He simply begins to search the cyborg's body for something.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:23 No.18063435
    Ryu seems to be doing okay.
    But let's give him a little push.

    Auror, if you've got line-of-sight, hit the Barbarian with a Jelly-Legs jinx, please.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:26 No.18063477
    Have Spike talk to Ryu. Imply that we're the good guys and we're here to help. Also imply that we want to talk in a quieter, safer place.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:26 No.18063483
    Guess all of his implants were what they were cracked up to be.

    Spike, see if you can strike up a conversation with Ryu. Don't want to make him suspicious by dropping his name, though. Ask him if he's heard about an Inspector Gadget.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:27 No.18063487
    Mindread Mr. Ryu, please.
    >> Not completely retarded 02/23/12(Thu)00:27 No.18063488
    We've got a cloaked vessel with teleporters and nannybags in orbit or in atmosphere, right?
    Let's grab the barbarians head and maybe body when noone is looking, we can shove it into a nannybag, and maybe use it for additional intel and a possible extra crewmember for future missions.
    The requisitions department is giving us a lot less, so we need to do some looting ourselves.
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)00:28 No.18063508
    Remember, they don't call him "Inspector Gadget" here, he's just "the Inspector".
    May want to ask the Bartender about him as you walk out the door.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/23/12(Thu)00:29 No.18063521
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    You get a Bulb.
    Yes I know you're not even in the right quest. You get a bulb anyway.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:30 No.18063525
    maybe give Ryu a nudge to finding Light, if we can. That'll help us get in with the old man.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:31 No.18063541
    Okay, if we're going to loot the body, do it this way:
    1. wait for Ryu to finish searching the body.
    2. beam down the SCP squad in their power armor
    3. have them take the body and head, stuff them into a nanny-bag, get to a safe extraction point, beam up and back to the Storm.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)00:32 No.18063547
    rolled 45 = 45

    "That was pretty impress-" Spike says, striding forward. He is cut off as Ryu holds up a hand and glares at him.

    "I don't have the time or the patience," he states, continuing to search the Barbarian's body. Spike frowns.

    "Hey buddy, I just wanted to congratulate you on cleaning up some of the scum arou-" Spike begins to say. He is cut off again.

    "I don't want your congratulations and I'm not cleaning up this city. This doesn't concern you, and you want it that way," Ryu coldly states. "This was more than a street thug."

    "He was?" Spike asks.

    "The less you know, the better off you'll be for now," Ryu states.

    The Auror attempts to mindread Ryu...
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:32 No.18063553
    Read the material. It's inspector gadget, just that the latter is removed. He's got all the same abilities as the original but more ruthless.
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)00:34 No.18063571
    . . . I said that. They don't REFER to him by Inspector Gadget. Same guy, but they don't call him Inspector Gadget.
    >> Not completely retarded 02/23/12(Thu)00:34 No.18063577
    That would attract too much attention, when we could just have the auror grab it while invisible if they dump it outside, or we could have the auror go visible and pretend to be a crazy person who drags off the body.
    Either way, since the head is out of sight, let's have the auror grab that while cloaked first, and send it up quickly to be nannybagged, going into somewhere more private to do the telporting, of course. We can grab the body at anytime in the next few hours, it's the brain that is most time-sensitive.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)00:35 No.18063586
    rolled 59 = 59

    Ryu growls as he puts a hand to his head, looking up with sudden ferocity. He turns and hurls a far-larger-than normal shuriken towards the invisible Auror...
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:36 No.18063593
    Transfigure it into a thing
    Take the thing
    Transfigure it back into a corpse.

    Wait no fuck it, just piss off now.

    Hope that asshole has a Reflect charm up on himself.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)00:37 No.18063604
    The Windmill Star sails through the air, cutting into the Auror's side and causing him to shout in pain before wheeling around and returning to Ryu's hand of its own volition. Ryu brings his sword up and tenses himself...
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:38 No.18063613
    Time to teleport out.
    Looks like that NOD Armor saved us an Auror.
    Piss off now lads.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:38 No.18063614
    Have the Auror hide behind cover and then teleport him back out.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:38 No.18063620
    Evac the auror. We're not here for a fight.

    Let the situation calm down, then recover the head.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:38 No.18063624

    Whoa man, thats not a good way to treat someone who just helped you out in battle.

    Have the Auror obliviate and put to sleep the bartender.
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)00:38 No.18063626
    Apearate or teleport him out of the building. If he's not in there, Ryu can't kill him.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:40 No.18063648
    Well shit, that was a bad idea.

    Alright, Auror, cast a bedazzling hex to fade out of sight, run to the bathrooms or the kitchen, whichever is closer.
    Indefatigable transporter room, get a lock on the Auror and beam him out as soon as line-of-sight with Ryu is broken.

    Spike, time to make yourself scarce, I think.
    >> Not completely retarded 02/23/12(Thu)00:40 No.18063653
    Auror should get the hell out of there, we can send someone else to grab that head if need be, but we can't rez someone with a severe head injury at the moment.

    We should still grab the head and maybe body of that barbarian if we can do it safely.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:42 No.18063673
    We can have the Inde's secondary transporter room try to get a lock on the head and beam it up.
    The primary needs to the Auror out of there.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)00:42 No.18063676
    Still invisible, the Auror is teleported out, Ryu abruptly ceasing, looking puzzled.

    "Odd... There's no technique that can... Was it a device? But I felt..." the ninja shakes his head and glares at Spike for a moment before returning to the body, finally locating a slim plastic card of some sort and pocketing it before standing. The other denizens of the bar still remaining look at him fearfully as he wipes his sword on the Barbarian's clothes and sheathes it.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:43 No.18063690
    Can we just teleport the body out, rather than sending a team to it? We don't have to explain anything. Everyone will be too afraid to ask questions.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:43 No.18063698
    Say nothing, loot the corpse, get out, go chat up some Robodyne former employees (Henceforth referred to as Robo Hobos).
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)00:43 No.18063700
    Spike has used the chaos with the Auror to leave, bottle of now free booze still in hand.

    When Ryu leaves, you are able to beam up the body without difficultly.

    You receive Looted Barbarian Corpse.
    >> Not completely retarded 02/23/12(Thu)00:43 No.18063703
    If spike runs off immediately after the auror is detected, the people there maight think he's somehow associated with the auror, since they both ran at the same time.
    Spike should be rady to run, but should pay and leave quietly in a manner that won't arouse suspicion
    We need to requisition someone who can use magical resurrection if we don't already have that capability.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:45 No.18063721
    Did we read the mind of any of the Metpharmers? If not, might as well do so, after putting the Healing in the Auror.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:45 No.18063729
    Have the Inde track down Ryu.

    Meanwhile, Spike chugs the bottle and leaves behind extra tip for the barkeep. Try to look unsuspecting.

    Codeki, when do we get Spike to ask about beam katanas and The Inspector?
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:46 No.18063733
    Okay, get the Auror to Medbay to get him stabilized, then he can beam over to the Storm's medbay to either get hit with a Cure 2 spell, or see Dr. Todd. With Federation medical tech, medical nanites, and magical healing, I don't think there's really much difference between any of them at this point.

    Have the Inde's secondary transporter room get a lock on the Barbarian's head, and beam it up to the Storm's medbay for Dr. Todd to attempt to preserve it.

    As for the body, we'll need to wait for an opportune time.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:47 No.18063755
    >who can use magical resurrection if we don't already have that capability.
    White Mages, Lyla, and Elaine can all use magical resurrection spells. But there's a time limit, just like with the nanny-bags, that if the body goes too long without resurrection, that the person can't be revived.
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)00:48 No.18063756
    Would putting the body and head in different Rejuv tube harm them in any way? If not, keep them separate for now, don't want him to wake up and trash the ship.

    We can read his mind, if all that left is a living head.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:48 No.18063763

    If we can, get a lock on Ryu. I want to track him if possible and see what he is up to. We might be able to talk to him later and see if we can't align our goals. He was looking for a key card off the Barbarian, so there is a good chance he was trying to break in as well. I am all for ninjas doing ninja things while we get to work.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:52 No.18063799

    Also, to set up the meeting, I would teleport a note down right in front of his face saying that we are very interested in his skills and hope he appreciated the minor gift we gave him back at the bar while fighting the barbarian. The fact he can't tell how the note got there should get his attention and we might be able to set up a mutually beneficial agreement for the time being.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:52 No.18063801
    Get the Barbarian's corpse to the medbay on the Storm, so that Doc Lazarus can get to work on it. Keep the head and body separate; we don't want the Barbarian waking up and damaging our equipment.
    While he's down, have Lazarus check the body for any kind of remote control, just so that the head can't remote control the body even though the two are separated.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)00:52 No.18063804
    I'm not sure, but I don't think it would.

    The Indefatigable manages to track Ryu for a little bit, but the ninja eventually eludes its sensors. He seemed to be heading for the WilyCorp building.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:54 No.18063819
    I don't think that's a good idea.
    This version of Ryu is very hostile, and WILL be an obstruction if we're too in-his-face like that.
    It's one thing if he meets our team while they're both breaking in; it's another when we show him that we're able to track him at any time. He would see the latter as a threat.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:55 No.18063828

    DAMMIT. Well, there is a lost opportunity. We should start looking into what connection Ryu has with Wiley Corp. It looks like he is a on a revenge mission or trying to steal something. Either way, this could be very beneficial to us if we can figure out WHAT he is after in particular.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:56 No.18063831
    I still think we should try to squeeze in a little time to buy several beam katanas off Orange Computer for a bunch of our crew.

    Beam katanas with guide bars would be good for non-Jedi users. Orange II would be good too.

    Namely Spike, Agrias, Alicia, Lavian, the Demoman.

    Even though we have a bunch of unused lightsabers lying around, they don't have guide bars or any idiot-friendly addons unlike the NMH canon's beam katanas. It would take more time to R&D the lightsabers to have guide bars and stuff than it is to buy a couple off Orange Computer or something.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)00:57 No.18063853
    I have not played NMH, please explain guide bars.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:58 No.18063864

    I don't know that he is necessarily hostile to us, but you are right about approaching him cautiously. He is a ninja, and their job, by definition, is killing people and stealing stuff sneakily for money. If we can, we should look into "hiring" him through more traditional channels.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:58 No.18063866
    Good, we'd probably have messed up when trying to talk to Ryu anyway.

    Now, we need to get that Delta Green squad and VP-99 ready to do another robo-napping and get some Robotnik IFF transponders.
    Have the team do the same thing they did when they ambushed the Wiley Corp patrol.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:00 No.18063883
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    This is an image of a Beam Katana.
    You see it has steel parts behind the blade/beam.
    These are guide bars. They are what hold the end parts together.
    They are also why beam katanas are the most impractical melee weapons since Swordchucks.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)01:00 No.18063884
    rolled 50 = 50

    Your Delta Green squad prepares itself as the Indefatigable searches for a small badnik patrol...
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)01:00 No.18063886
    Think "Idiot-proof lightsaber." That's what the guidebar is for.
    http://suda51.wikia.com/wiki/Beam_katana has more info.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:01 No.18063889
    rolled 65, 20, 22, 83, 38, 82, 27, 61, 77, 10 = 485

    Dice seem kind of crap today.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:01 No.18063894
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    Guide bars are those metal rods on the other sides of beam katanas.

    It's like the metal side on the anti-ship swords in the Gundam SEED canons.

    Guide bars usually stop the beam from bending in a swing, but in a practical sense, they're a safety measure to avoid self-injury with the energy blade.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)01:02 No.18063906
    Your team comes extremely close to being discovered by several other patrols, but they manage to locate and ionize a single caterpillar badnik trawling out near a junkyard.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:04 No.18063926
    ... What was the next phase of the plan, guys? Is this where we Hax the internet, talk to Light, mindread some Robotnik employees, or do something else?
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:05 No.18063946
    Slap a restraining bolt on the thing, disable it's network card, and beam up to the Storm's labs, and do what we did to the Sniper JOE to this little badnik.
    Tear it's tactical control module out, get its IFF transponder, extract its most recent orders, get its encryption cyphers, and metaphorically sodomize it and break it down for parts.

    The X-COM scientists should be old hands at this sort of thing.
    >> Not completely retarded 02/23/12(Thu)01:06 No.18063948
    Can they resurrect someone with no head? Because the need for an undamaged brain is the main drawback of the nannybags and tanks.

    Low Prioroty goals:
    We shoud grab some lemmings while we're here, extra construction assets are always useful.
    The lylat system might have some stuff worth looting, so maybe we should send a ship or two there to look around and grab what they can?
    From the wiki it looks like earth was in another solar system, maybe we can loot that too with our other idle ships?
    >> Rynex !3KCroq6wAA 02/23/12(Thu)01:06 No.18063951
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    The reason why I am suggesting to buy the Orange II beam katanas from this canon while we can, is because it's already the most idiot-proof of the whole bunch.

    See pic.

    That, and the entire guide bar is already shaped like a proper sword.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:07 No.18063963
    >The lylat system might have some stuff worth looting, so maybe we should send a ship or two there to look around and grab what they can?
    FUCK NO!
    We stay the fuck away from Lylat; that's where Sinistar is being completed.
    We do NOT want to have to fight Sinistar.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:08 No.18063987
    Don't worry. All we have to do is get our ship destroyed simultaneously as Sinistar eats it, then our lives counter will go to 0 as we blow up, then to -1 as we get eaten, which will lead to us having 255 lives.
    This plan is completely foolproof.

    (Note: This post was a joke. Stay the fuck away from Sinistar)
    >> Rynex !3KCroq6wAA 02/23/12(Thu)01:09 No.18063998
    >>We do NOT want to have to fight Sinistar.

    We don't have R-Types to fight it with, to begin with.
    >> Not completely retarded 02/23/12(Thu)01:10 No.18064006
    Thanks for pointing that out, i didn't notice that, we don't want to get into a fight. I thought it was just a dead system, but if it has dangerous natives, let's leave it alone
    >> Rynex !3KCroq6wAA 02/23/12(Thu)01:13 No.18064028
    I know of a couple of ways to kill Sinistar, but we don't have the right gear. Also, Sinistar is important to this canon.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:13 No.18064029
    While our scientists work on decrypting the Robotnik IFF transponder, we have Mouse look through the public datanet for any mention of the Inspector, and check out the rumor-mills and conspiracy theory sites.

    We were going to put down a network tap to get into the corp datanets, so we should get to work on that.

    Then, we contact Light, tell him we got a Robodyne IFF, and want his help in decrypting it. He may be able to do it faster than our team.

    Finally, we need to decide if we're magicing sleeper agents, or if we're simply going to bribe them.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:14 No.18064045
    Any news on hitting up a Robo-bar to mindread some Robodyne employees?
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:14 No.18064048
    Also, more nasty shit in deep space.

    >>Deep in space, beyond the orbits of the planets, something stirred. Years ago, the Robotnik Corporation had sent out automated probes into space, probes made in gruesome parody of marine life. One of these probes had encountered something alive. It was augmented and replicated, transformed into a titanic fleet of warships each thinking, each conscious of a greater purpose. They were no mere machines now. They were Belser.
    >>A message is received by the communications department of Robotnik Corp: Warning! A huge battleship King Fossil is approaching fast!
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)01:16 No.18064065
    Taking a dinner break. Be back in 20. Plan amongst yourselves.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:17 No.18064079
    I opt to ignore the setting, disregard all plans, and suggest something extremely retarded.
    Like, let's travel through time or something.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:18 No.18064088
    If we magic-up our sleeper agents, they'll be more reliable.

    Also, let's assign someone to look up and purchase some beam katanas for some of our folks.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:22 No.18064132
    You're forgetting the fact that we have less than a week to wrap everything up here, right? If we take too long, we'll be _forced_ to use time travel.
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)01:23 No.18064146
    We have between 1 day and 1 week. We don't have time to fuck around.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:24 No.18064151
    We still need to talk with the Aurors to see if they have any ethical qualms with using magic for brainwashing.
    We'll still need them when we bribe people, though, to read their minds and make sure that they're not thinking about double-crossing us.

    As for the beam katanas, we just have Mouse look through the public datanet and see who's selling them. Then we have Spike or someone go down with some cash, buy some up, and leave. No need to mess around with questioning important Canon Natives.
    >> Not completely retarded 02/23/12(Thu)01:24 No.18064158
    If we're buying stuff, we should buy as much as we can, so we have spares for researching so we can make our own copies.
    Maybe we can have our sensors scan warehouses for tech, and steal anything that won't damage canon or be noticed while we're here, so we need less local currency.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:25 No.18064163
    Next Plan:

    Have Mouse and Spike do the beam katana errand, and then look for Inspector Gadget.
    >> Not completely retarded 02/23/12(Thu)01:30 No.18064196
    We have other troops capable of mind shennanigans, not just the aurors.
    Xcom psychics, psions, farseers, and cheryl might all be able to help.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:30 No.18064205
    What are we going to do with Gadget, though?
    I don't see him adding any useful intel to us that we couldn't get ourselves either by bribery or by legilimency.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:34 No.18064233
    Yeah you're right. Let's do the beam katana errand for now.

    As for underground stuff...

    Blaster Master is in this canon.

    Final Boss of contra + Plutonium boss = mutant Dr. Grimm?
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:36 No.18064247
    >Final Boss of contra + Plutonium boss = mutant Dr. Grimm?
    Given Grimm's location, and his current form, it's a distinct possibility that he's absorbed them.

    I just hope he hasn't done anything with the Zora and the Wind Fish. We have enough to worry about without getting into Lovecraftian-influenced Hylian creatures.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)01:38 No.18064273
    OK, back. You want to buy beam katanas. How will you go about doing so?
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)01:40 No.18064291
    Look for an ad for one of the stores that sells them on the BBS.
    Buy them with counterfeit money.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:41 No.18064295
    Mouse is to see if Beam Katanas are publically sold.
    If they are, Spike is given a suitcase of cash (or at least, enough to stuff his pockets, and beams down and simply buys them.
    If they're harder to purchase, we'll come up with a plan when we know the situation.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:42 No.18064309
    Here's something interesting:
    >What is a Tank? A motherfucking engine of destruction. >More specifically though, a Tank - capitalized it to separate it from those piddling armored vehicles - was the primary weapon that we used against the Invaders during the Crash.

    >It's not really a tank - they were just called tanks because of the secrecy of the weapons program. A Tank is a sort of advanced VTOL craft; probably the most maneuverable fighting vehicle in the history of mankind. Each Tank was fitted with then state-of-the-art weapons systems, energy blasters that still put most of today's heavy weapons to shame.

    >Most were lost during the Crash, and we don't make any nowadays. Why bother? It's all civil protection and suppression nowadays. A few Tanks remain, locked up in warehouses, forgotten. The mothballed remains of old world governments and decency, a lost legacy of heroes. Nobody knows exactly where the Tanks are now, maybe that's for the best. Mankind doesn't deserve them. We sold our souls for a little safety, killed our pride for security and spat in the face of liberty and justice. There are no heroes left in man.

    >A few Tanks remain, locked up in warehouses, forgotten.

    It's like they're begging to be stolen.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:44 No.18064320
    Yeah, but, with a bit of research we can build them ourselves.
    >> Not completely retarded 02/23/12(Thu)01:45 No.18064335
    Are the beam swords made in bulk? We may be able to steal them from a warehouse without anyone noticing.

    Let's scan all the old millitary storage facillities, and any warehouses we can, looking for anything that we can steal without it being noticed.

    Those "Tanks" look interesting, let's try to get some.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:45 No.18064340
    True enough.
    Actually, what Canon are they originally from?
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)01:46 No.18064347
    No More Heroes.
    There are versions that are mass produced and versions that are custom. We'll likely find a few mass produced ones and spend some time to build our own.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:47 No.18064351
    Tanks are from Space Invaders.
    Beam Katanas are from No More Heroes.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)01:48 No.18064360
    You found plenty of salvageable Tanks, you just opted to nanite them into scrap for blueprints and raw material.

    They are available through public channels... somehow. You 'need' a license, but ha ha ha, yeah.

    Will you attempt to counterfeit (more) money then?
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:48 No.18064362
    it'd help if we had originals to analyse, though.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:48 No.18064364
    We salvaged some of the TANKS on the moon.

    But a fully-intact one will bypass the research requirement.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:50 No.18064390
    Counterfeit some more money, and look around River City for some pawn shops and jewelry stores.
    Replicate some gemstones, some nice jewelry, nothing major but nice stuff that could be passed off as family heirlooms and such.
    And have Spike sell it all to get more cash.

    That way we get a mix of legit and counterfeit, harder to tell that our money is replicated.
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)01:50 No.18064399
    What would it take to get a license? If it's easy enough, just have Spike try to get one.

    But yeah, make a large amount of fake money. Also, have our replicator change the numbers on the replicated bills to non-sequential numbers so it isn't as obvious.

    Thought number went to the beam katana one, not tank one.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:51 No.18064412
    >Thought number went to the beam katana one, not tank one.
    Nope. Follow the reply trail, and it leads to TANKS.
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)01:55 No.18064437
    I saw that. My brain went >>18064340 >>18064320 >>18064295 instead of the correct path.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)01:58 No.18064476
    pretty sure beam katanas require being part of the Assassins' association or whatever. That might be a bit too high-profile for our tastes.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:03 No.18064524
    Let's get more info about licenses then.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:03 No.18064530
    We can use a fake identity.
    It only needs to last a week, anyway.
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)02:03 No.18064533
    Well, in their original canon, anyone with 400,000 dollars could buy one. You may have needed something like a Gun License.

    Here? We'll have to look.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)02:04 No.18064535
    rolled 71 = 71

    OK, sounds like you have a workable plan. Let's made the MetaQuest equivalent of a Battletech supply check to see how many you manage to nab with this method.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)02:05 No.18064551
    You manage to buy three without arousing suspicion. You suspect that more might be pushing it.

    Luckily they are a bit cheaper here than in NMH, probably due to the proliferation of advanced technology.
    >> Rynex !3KCroq6wAA 02/23/12(Thu)02:06 No.18064562
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    Sugoi dice roll.
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)02:07 No.18064571
    Good, we'll have them look at the tech in the lab, and see if we can replicate it or use it to enhance anything we currently have.
    >> Rynex !3KCroq6wAA 02/23/12(Thu)02:08 No.18064584
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    Do we give one to have Agrias to practice with? Does Spike have sword experience?
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:10 No.18064595
    Alright, so, hand two off to Agrias, Alicia, and Lavian so they can get some practice with them, and the third one we have Engineering scan it and see if we can simply chuck it into the Inde's replicators, or if we need some actual fabrication.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)02:17 No.18064670
    It'll be a research project to be able to replicate your own, but it probably wouldn't take that long.

    The three swordswomen are assigned the weapons and begin practicing.

    Spike has no sword experience. He once threw an opponent back his katana so he could grab back his gun.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:17 No.18064673
    We need to be careful; it appears we might have gotten three Blood Berries (since it's a standard model) instead of three Orange II's.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:18 No.18064690
    Alright, I'll add the project to our list.

    We're going to need some downtime in order to get through all of this.
    Or use a Temporal Distortion Device to speed up time in our labs.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)02:20 No.18064701
    No, they are Orange IIs, though they are indeed rather rare and pricey.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:21 No.18064709

    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:22 No.18064717
    If we need to be that careful, we can have the White Mages cast ReRaise on each of the three ladies before they practice.
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)02:25 No.18064743
    Nah, the Orange II are idiot proof. If you know how to work a sword, you can work this model.

    It's like how an Apple computer is idiot proof. The Oranges are designed by an Apple parody from that universe.

    Anyways, our people probably take precautions like that automatically because we'd be annoyed if we lost a hero to training.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:25 No.18064749
    So we have our swords.


    Seems reasonable. We should move onto the next seedy bar and repeat what we did with before. Less the bar fights and nearly getting an Auror killed. We are on a tight time frame, so we need to consider what we are doing while we are trolling for info. I think we need to set a time table for how we are going to coordinate the "everything at once" infiltration/attack. If we only have between 1 week and 1 day, we need to be multitasking like bosses.


    Finished this (?). I think it sums up Holtz nicely. Balding, grey hair and a bottle of Hobo juice primed and ready for the news we come bearing.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:26 No.18064762
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    Dur hur. I am retarded. See attached pic.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:27 No.18064773
    MetaOP, we still need a determination on how comfortable our Aurors would be with magically mass-producing sleeper agents.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)02:33 No.18064815
    Not very comfortable at all.

    Sweet. Though his hair is black not gray (though that's going to change fast enough depending on the news you give him.) You nailed the eternally frumpled suit and the look of utter exasperation perpetually on his face.

    So you want to head to the RoboDiner and try the same thing there?
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)02:35 No.18064823
    You need to add someone floating outside the window clutching his throat trying to breath.

    >> Not completely retarded 02/23/12(Thu)02:35 No.18064826
    We don't even need the aurors to be involved, we have several other kinds of mind control available to us.

    Nice picture, i assume that's Holtz on one of his better days?
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:40 No.18064863

    I thought about adding some ships on fire in the window and having an Ortz waving in, but I like the way you think. I don't have time to change it tonight, but I will consider adding that in the future.


    Better is a relative term. What you can't see is that it is pantless-o-clock. Thank god for desks.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:40 No.18064864
    Yes, but we would need to check which of the Psions are Telepath discipline, and which ones are Nomad discipline, if we're going to use them to rewrite memories.

    I don't believe that the Farseers can rewrite memories, nor the X-COM veterans, and Cheryl would just pop peoples' heads by accident.

    MetaOP, other than the Aurors, who amongst our task force has both the ability and the ethical latitude needed for brainwashing?

    If none, then we'll just replicate up suitcases full of credits and cash, and go the bribery route.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:40 No.18064866
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    Lucky bastards with dem rolls.

    " 'ere ya go folks, this 'ere's a beam katana. What's that? What's a beam katana? It's like a sword, only it cuts more! Oh yeah, don't touch the blade! I've got two here. I've been told you guys are supposed to practice with them, have fun!"
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)02:43 No.18064888
    Possibly Tosh if Nova is to be believed.

    Same set up? Spike and an Auror?
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:45 No.18064900
    Isn't Spike full, and slightly intoxicated by now?

    Well, if he feels up to it, then yes.
    Otherwise swap him out and put Star-Lord in.

    And ask Tosh if he feels that he can punch out 20 or so memory-altered sleeper agents within a day or so. If he can't, we do this the old-fashioned way.
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)02:46 No.18064908
    Nova's under the control of Mengsk. She'll say anything to get you to kill him.

    Sure, same setup if Spike's up to it. Otherwise, we could replace him with someone else, like Star-lord or even Tosh.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)02:51 No.18064944
    Tosh starts laughing uproariously when you ask him.

    Spike is close to being buzzed and fairly full, so you hand off some replicated clothes to Star-Lord, who beams down along with an Auror a short distance from the RoboDiner, a sullen looking metal and glass building with plenty of windows, all dark with grime and soot. You can barely make out a mass of depressed-looking workers within, mumbling quietly to each other and drinking heavily. Occasionally, one of them will shoot a fearful glance around the area.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:52 No.18064957
    Did we grab info from the minds of those Robodyne workers yet or not? If we didn't just find a fucking bar with Robo workers and mindread some!
    And yes, find Gadget. Another inspector wouldn't hurt.
    Send the Wilybots and Robotnik Bots to wily so he can rig up a spybot - 1 for Robotnik, 2 for Wily (main base, digsite).
    What options do we have for MetPharm? We don't have any tech that can make fakes of something biological, sadly.
    Are there any other canon characters known for being freelance, working in infiltration or investigation? Like, is Solid Snake from the MSX games here? If so, find that fucker and buy him.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:53 No.18064971
    Also yes, continue replicating cash, continue bribing people, continue talking to people.
    Just act on all the suggestions that seem good.
    MetaOP, do everything.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:53 No.18064972
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    "...so big!"

    "You could chop a horse with it!"
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:55 No.18064988
    Okay, taking that as a 'no'. Let's get to replicating the cash we need. Different denominations, make sure to randomize the serial numbers, and make sure we make plenty of corp scrip as well as old world cash.

    Okay, this place is probably bugged.
    The bounty hunter story seemed to work out well, before, so that's an option for you to use, Star-Lord.
    We're looking for information regarding why Robodyne and MetPharm are so quiet when Wily's making an obvious push into upgrading his weapons.
    Auror, try to tease out things like who's running security at Robodyne, security staff and anything we can get on how to get inside.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:55 No.18064991
    Let's teleport out the food and booze out of his digestive system. Then give him a hangover pill.

    They could do that shit with internal organs in ST:VOY, so....
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)02:58 No.18065019
    The drawings amuse me, but I can't place the character. Who is that?

    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)02:59 No.18065029
    >Robodyne workers
    We already got basic stuff from the other bar, this is for more in-depth Robodyne info.

    What exactly are we going to say to him, or get him to do? Until this is clearly planned out, this is a stupid idea and should be ignored.

    >Send the Wilybots and Robotnik Bots to wily so he can rig up a spybot
    First, it's Light, not Wily. Second, we're still working on the Sniper JOE and caterpillar badnik we captured.

    >Solid Snake
    Solid Snake is already working for Light, and is infiltrating MetPharm. Read the background information.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)03:01 No.18065050
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    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)03:01 No.18065051
    >Mostly FIRE LEO-02 Exceliza fighter craft, but the fleet contains some Gradius, Galaga, and even a handful of R-Types and Arwings among its number. All told there are about 250 fighters split into 25 10-plane squadrons, and about 6 capital ships. Considering they have an entire solar system to patrol, that isn't very much.
    Lots of devastating firepower. I hope that when we're done dealing with this world's bullshit, we'll have a chance to recruit, buy, or steal some.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)03:03 No.18065067
    Go with the general outline from >>18064988
    for dealing with the Robodiner and getting the bribe money ready.

    Go to >>18064029 for doing other actions simultaneously.
    We need to multi-task where we can.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)03:04 No.18065073
    Do you think this world would have any ghosts or spirits from the past, that might be willing to aid us?
    If so, we should have Tosh talk to them.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)03:05 No.18065083
    I assume the girl in the drawing is someone from the Command Crew, in a TG uniform.

    The arm that fell off... it must be from a VF-25.
    >> Rynex !3KCroq6wAA 02/23/12(Thu)03:07 No.18065099
    I have an insane plan.

    Bookmark this canon. Come back to it later to loot us some R-Types and Arwings. If we're lucky we might stumble on some later-model Gradius fighters, later on.

    The Excelizas aren't too good. Let's wait for an RVR-01 Gauntlet at least, since it's mass-produced and vastly outguns the Exceliza.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)03:08 No.18065104
    rolled 76 = 76

    "Hey," Star-Lord says, grabbing a chair at the bar. "A mug of whatever you recommend. I have some memories that need to die."

    "Don't we all," the barkeep says, filling a mug of some frothy black liquid and pushing it towards Star-Lord, who pushes forward a small amount of credit chips in return.

    "Is it just me or are things even grimmer than usual around here, lately?" Star-Lord asks, taking a sip of the stuff and not making a face with a heroic effort of will. "I mean the rumors have been flying..."
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)03:17 No.18065162
    Make network tap to read more sensitive Datanet.
    Get Infiltration bots built, one way or another.
    Bribe/brainwash/talk corp employees into act as sleeper agents.
    Find Gadget, hire him.
    What do we say when we find Gadget? "Here is money, find us a thing". It's standard fare for him. What thing should he find? "Tell us wtf's up with the Digsite" is a good bet.

    At RoboDiner:
    Bullshit with barkeep, Bullshit with employees. Auror gets Extrasensory charms up on Star-Lord for extra hearing, and hopefully extrasensory 21st-centory hearing technology + our computers can pick up more info than normal.
    Star-Lord is to look for a 'mark', a Robodyne employee who seems to know a lot, and we proceed with the ready-ready. Do this for 2, possibly 3 employees.

    Get a time estimate from good ol' Thomas Light on how long it'd take to put together an infiltration bot on his end, ask our engineers how long it'd take on their end, and in the remaining time, sleeper agents.

    We WILL get this shit sorted, one way or another.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)03:17 No.18065163
    Aaaah, I thought it was a canon character I didn't know. Heheheh... those poor VF pilots. Sweet sketches!

    "Well, when WilyCorp rolls out whatever they're working on, who do you think is going to get caught between him and Eggman?" the barkeep asks.

    "I thought Robodyne had its own new program?" StarLord asks.

    "Supposedly. But Robotnik won't field it until he has to or until he's certain he will win..." the barkeep frowns. "He'll probably let swarms of us meat workers die to analyze the WilyCorp stuff before he does anything."

    Star-Lord nods. "Well I'm sure your security forces..."

    "Ha!" the barkeep spits. "Ned over there is part of the security forces. The 3% that aren't robots anyway. Go ask him what they'd do. The answer? Man the cameras recording our deaths so Eggman gets more combat data to analyze."
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)03:18 No.18065166
    Hint: raidah likes to represent himself as any 2000's-era kamen riders
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)03:18 No.18065170
    Also, do any of the other players with higher LORE modifiers than I, know of any place where we'd likely find ghosts of the past in this setting?
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)03:21 No.18065189
    >Ned over there is part of the security forces.

    "What jobs do the other people here have? Are we all the ranks of the pissed-upon dirt eaters? Speaking of which, what's for eats at this diner? Hopefully something more than 'company bullshit'."
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)03:21 No.18065192
    Alright, Auror, you have your target.
    Information to get is: other security personnel, security codes and passwords, where the control rooms are located.

    Star-Lord, ask, "But wouldn't that just open the way for MetPharm to bite Robotnik when he's not looking? Heard they were working on something, too."
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)03:23 No.18065206
    Well, odds are (depending on which Hyrule this is) we should be able to find ghosts anywhere a graveyard was in that game. Also, they generally hang out around places where many people have been slaughtered.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)03:25 No.18065219
    What are you going to have the ghost do? Provide information? They're ghosts, they generally only have information from when they died.

    Help us?
    Did you forget that we already have a ghost on our payroll?
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)03:25 No.18065228
    rolled 7 = 7

    "So they'll let more of us die for MetPharm too. Meat is temporary. Steel is forever. That's his personal motto," the barkeep grumbles. "Yeah, you won't find anyone above middle management here. But we're from all lots."

    The Auror attempts to read the mind of the security agent...
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)03:26 No.18065232
    And his head explodes from Robotnik's booby trap.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)03:29 No.18065250
    Have the Inde get a transporter lock and get ready to beam him out.

    Can Gondegal become incorporeal and invisible, as a ghost? He's not a standard one so I don't know what his capabilities are.
    >> Return of the Clumsy Auror MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)03:31 No.18065273
    The Auror begins to cast the spell just as someone to his side gets up with a half-empty mug. The RoboDiner being considerably less spacious than Jay's Bar, and the Auror being invisible... leads to less than ideal results.

    The patron runs right into the Auror, sending the mug spilling all over him, the black liquor coating parts of the magician and making him visible while the collision sends him sprawling to the floor. The security agent whose mind was being read blinks hard and pulls a walkie-talkie from his belt while grabbing for a gun with the other.

    NOD armor has many benefits, but looking nonthreatening is not one of them.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)03:31 No.18065277
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    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)03:35 No.18065308
    Oh GODDAMMIT, Fumbles!

    Get up and cast a bedazzling hex and get out of there! Go to the kitchen, just break line-of-sight.
    Inde, beam him up!
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)03:35 No.18065312
    Poor Ned. He's gonna die sooner or later.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)03:36 No.18065322
    Can't the Auror hide on the roof of the robo-diner instead of being indoors?

    Or shrink himself to fit inside Star-Lord's pocket?
    >> Not completely retarded 02/23/12(Thu)03:37 No.18065329
    Auror should stun the guard and run, star lord should keep his head down, act like everyone else is, maybe run out with the other people in the bar as they flee the man in power armour.
    Auror seems like a real threat, everyone concentrates on him while star lord is seen as just another guy trying to survive.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)03:41 No.18065356
    The Auror stuns hapless Ned with a wave of his wand, then dashes into the kitchen, startling the cooks working there. He doesn't pause, running straight into the walk-in freezer and slamming the door. The Indefatigable beams him out before he gets TOO cold.

    Star-Lord keeps his head down and looks around, feigning confusion.

    "The hell was THAT about?"
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)03:41 No.18065359
    Auror, now would be a GOOD time to bedazzle everyone in the area and teleport out. Perhaps Stupefy people. We CAN teleport him out, right?
    Anyway, teleport in another Auror and go again.

    Read Ned.

    Star-Lord acts non-suspicious.

    >What are you going to have the ghost do?
    Act as infiltrators, d'uh! Nothing beats having a Ghost check places out for you. What are they gonna do, kill him?
    So, we might as well hit up any War graves, especially graves of those who died in Corp v. Corp combat, with Tosh - and recruit some Ghosts to act as infiltrators.
    Same thing we'd do with Gadget. Act as an infiltrator!

    Or, is there something wrong with getting more infiltrators for the infiltration mission? If so, I'd like to hear why, rather than you yelling loudly like a moron and providing no constructive ideas :)
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)03:45 No.18065388
    While Star-Lord continues talking, have Gondegal prepare to beam down.
    We'll first have him check out Robodyne HQ; less likely to be spotted in a place with mostly machines.

    Have him go invisible and incorporeal, and see if he can find Robotnik, as well as the Interdiction Field Generator.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/23/12(Thu)03:48 No.18065406
    That's a pretty cool idea, using a ghost to check out an area with nothing but machines. Think I'll give you guys a bulb for that. (You now have 3 again.)

    But unfortunately, it's near 4 AM. Calling it for tonight. Next session Monday, but I might pop in for something quick on Friday.
    >> Not completely retarded 02/23/12(Thu)03:55 No.18065462
    I guess that means that it's time to start arguing over requisitions, looting, and who's to blame for what.

    Do all our ships have teleporters? If not, we should fit them all with them.
    Can we make teleporters? If not, we should ask for the plans to make them sometime.

    I think we should gat as much contruction and manufacturing gear as we can, along with the plans to whatever we can get, because requisitions is going dry.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)04:02 No.18065516
    What are you going to offer to get the spirits to work with us? What are we going to use to anchor them so that they can leave the graveyards?

    And that's assuming that any of the Human graveyards will work. If it's only the Hylian ones, then that's just asking for more trouble.

    We already have a ghost on the payroll, who is working with us, and is in full possession of his faculties.

    As for sending Gadget to the Dig Site: the Site is still patrolled by an upgraded Metal Man.
    You are sending a Canon Character into a potential fight with an Antagonist with Meta-Contaminant upgrades.
    This sounds like a recipe for more Canon-damage.

    As for me providing no constructive ideas:
    I've already provided the plan for the capture of the Robotnik IFF transponder, the idea of using Gondegal to infiltrate Robodyne, and of how we can use bribed corp personnel to facilitate our strike teams.

    Which is more than I can say for your ideas.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)04:04 No.18065524
    The only ships with transporters are the Indefatigable and the two Al'Kesh.

    We might be able to construct transporters for all of our ships, but that will require time. It's somewhere on our To-Do List, I think.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/23/12(Thu)04:04 No.18065525
    Right, might be a good time to take a break from the Bootleggin'.
    You guys think of the canons you'd like to hit up for your Booze, Drugs and Girls run. Post them here. I'll attempt to learn them.

    Thank you, finally someone does something constructive for a change. We could use more of that.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)04:09 No.18065561
    >Thank you, finally someone does something constructive for a change. We could use more of that.
    That we could.
    Simply "getting more infiltrators for an infiltration mission" is the kind of lazy and shallow thinking that gets our resources wasted, because it doesn't take into consideration any of the HOW'S to properly execute the idea.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/23/12(Thu)04:12 No.18065571
    Understood. I guess I have been getting too lazy, I'll work on that.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/23/12(Thu)04:25 No.18065643
    No suggestions?
    Right, 1 week vacation. Cya later.
    >> Codeki 02/23/12(Thu)06:03 No.18066181
    Go to planescape and visit the Elemental Plane of hookers and beer?
    There's an elemental plane of everything in that universe.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)09:49 No.18067489
    In preparation for next session:

    Gondegal goes on a spying mission into Robodyne.
    It would be fantastic if we could a tricorder in recording mode that could phase-shift with Gondegal so that he could carry it and it could phase through matter with him. We should test to see if he can make objects that he holds immaterial as well. This would help immensely in identifying the Interdiction Field Generator, and we could tag the Meta-Contaminant with a transporter beacon so that we could beam it out as soon as the Interdiction Field goes down.

    Before he goes, however, we should show him pictures of Robotnik and various different types of Interdiction Field Generators so he knows what to look for.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)13:22 No.18068803
    Wait, we were able to make it so Gondegal doesn't need a focus anymore?
    Also, while we have a solid plan for infiltrating Robodyne, and I have faith in plan 'forgery and bribery', what are we going to do to handle Metpharm?
    And is Metpharm technically a problem? Like while them obtaining the Spiritual Stones and opening the Door of Time is certainly a very very bad thing, it doesn't really seem to be invalidating the Canon the way Wily having Men of Iron technology and Robotnik having subspace bombs.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)13:22 No.18068806
    >booze run ideas

    a good place might be New Hong Kong from Buck Godot-the only law there is there is no law, so you could probably get pretty much anything there. Not to mention Max wouldn't stand out that much with all the myriad different lifeforms around the place.

    Getting Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters are an obvious must.

    Perhaps some of Bugman's finest from Warhammer, too.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)14:09 No.18069115
    Yes, Gondegal no longer requires an anchor.
    The Gurus are still anchored, though.

    As for MetPharm, yes, they're much less of a Meta-threat than Wily or Robotnik, but that doesn't mean we can allow them to keep the Meta-Contaminants.

    Infiltrating them will be much harder, I admit. Their bio-implants are much more difficult to fool, and they seem to have headware brain implants.
    But they can still be bribed, and we still need to get in there.

    Fortunately, the Ghostbusters and their technology aren't here, so not even MetPharm will have weapons that can faze Gondegal.
    We will likely need him as part of the strike team for MetPharm.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)14:09 No.18069120
    Here's a plan.
    We Take Back The City.
    We have a very skilled hacker, a bunch of scientists, and two very sophisticated AIs (Data and ANON).
    Why not find one of those old terminals, and temporarily usurp SIM himself?
    It's not like he would even care if we took away his Admin status.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)14:11 No.18069133
    My question was whether or not the Spiritual Stones are Meta-Contaminants.
    Like seeing all the elements of old Hyrule, couldn't the Stones be Canon-native?
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)14:12 No.18069138
    I think that's where the native XCOM forces will come in handy, since they seem to hate MetPharm too.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)14:14 No.18069150
    The Three Jewels that MetPharm has were confirmed to be Meta-Contaminants.
    We're not sure how, since there's a Native Hyrule, but that's what they show up as. So we can't let MetPharm keep them.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)14:17 No.18069171
    How about the Temple of Time that Metal Man's guarding?
    I vaguely recall Reality Distortions from there as well.

    ...What I'm curious about is where the Ocarina of Time is, and who knows the Song of Time.
    Like even with the stones, the Door will stay closed until the Song is played on the Ocarina.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)14:36 No.18069303
    Yes, the Temple of Time Dig Site is one of the major reality distortions on the planet.

    We don't know where the Ocarina of Time is currently located, but it may be with Link.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)16:42 No.18070375
    The strike on MetPharm could go like this:

    We use our Federation equipment, Engineering Bay, and scientists to pass a tricorder and a trio of transporter beacons through a phase-variance field to phase-shift their quantum frequency to match that of Gondegal, allowing him to go incorporeal with the tricorder and beacons.

    Gondegal finds the Three Jewels and tags them with transporter beacons.

    X-COM NOVA, operating with some clandestine support from X-COM VALKYRIE (our task force), mount an assault on the MetPharm HQ.

    We use the attack to slip a shadowrunner team into the building. They use the floor plan we have and Gondegal's support to hit the Interdiction Field Generator. As soon as the field is down, we beam the Jewels, the runner team, and Gondegal out.

    This is, of course, just a rough outline, not yet including loadouts or other preparations.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)18:06 No.18071201
    Do we have any meltaguns or something? We need shields and heavy weapons to protect the team when they infiltrate Wily's or Robotnik's.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)20:02 No.18072752
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)23:33 No.18075686
    We have baneblades, but we don't know which models.
    We have plenty of heavy weapons, but personal shields are something we don't have.

    What we could do, is buff our strike teams immediately before they beam down. Cast Shell and ReRaise, maybe even Haste.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/23/12(Thu)23:39 No.18075796
    H2G2 should be fine. But, how the balls do I learn about Buck Godot? Also, I can't find very much info on Bugman's Brewery, so that one's out unless someone has a better information source than google.

    I think this will cause Canon contamination.
    >> Anonymous 02/24/12(Fri)00:05 No.18076199
    Really? Why? We can give the city back to SIM when we're done with him.
    It's not like he'll give a shit.
    >> Anonymous 02/24/12(Fri)01:36 No.18077549

    They're the ones from DoW. Whichever pattern those are.
    >> Anonymous 02/24/12(Fri)04:20 No.18078966
    Mars Pattern, I think.
    >> Anonymous 02/24/12(Fri)09:13 No.18080535
    >Mars Pattern
    Looking at the pictures of the Baneblades from DoW, that does appear to be correct.

    I will update the pastebin appropriately.
    >> Anonymous 02/24/12(Fri)12:59 No.18082374
    Alright, any comments on this plan for the MetPharm strike?
    >> Anonymous 02/24/12(Fri)14:08 No.18082937
    Actually, we have Mass Effect kinetic barriers for everyone.

    Kinetic weapons we should be protected against, but no protection against lasers, plasma, or other energy weapons.
    >> Anonymous 02/24/12(Fri)15:10 No.18083504
    Remember the Auror's spell pattern for the Stone Soup Crawl.

    Get a list of good spells.

    Avis, Deprimo, Diffindo, Reducto, Expeliarmus, and transfiguration would be good.

    Use avis spells to distract enemies and incoming fire.

    Creative use of transfiguration spells against enemies. Turn them into harmless objects.

    Use deprimo to collapse the floor under the enemies' feet.
    >> Anonymous 02/24/12(Fri)15:47 No.18083840
    Avis - May be useful against undisciplined human targets and simple automated turrets to overwhelm their targeting heuristics.
    I wouldn't depend on it working too well against Robot Masters, more advanced bioroids, MetPharm bio-enhanced soldiers, and disciplined security troops that use automatic weapons or grenade launchers.

    Deprimo - May work, may not. These are corporate HQ's, the floor structure is likely to be reinforced.

    Reducto - Could be useful. Basically gives the Aurors the magical equivalent of a Disruptor Rifle.

    Expeliarmus - Useful against human guards, but not so much against the robots of Wily and Robotnik, or the bio-weapons of MetPharm.

    Transfiguration - Most effective, next to Reducto.
    However, it all depends on the spell hitting a target that's faster than human.
    >> Anonymous 02/24/12(Fri)16:04 No.18083998
    I suggest that the Auror prepare several charmed objects in advance and probably potions to set up traps.

    Stuff that alters the terrain drastically to fuck up with any pursuing enemies is good.

    As for transfiguration, I would say, to use it with the element of surprise. What I mean by that is with a patrol that is unaware, or isn't on their guard yet, or if the enemy is occupied with someone else or something else.
    >> Anonymous 02/24/12(Fri)16:18 No.18084103
    What charmed objects?
    Which potions?
    What kinds of traps?
    Be specific!

    Considering that we'll be fighting inside of corporate buildings, being able to create instant walls is about the extent of usefulness, and they have to be steel at minimum to be of any use against the security robots and their weapons.

    We still need to get more specific information from corp security personnel regarding the security systems inside of the Wily, Robodyne, and MetPharm buildings.
    They've most likely got multiple security feeds that go to a central security controller, that then updates all security robots. Depending on the sensors they use, invisibility may not be enough to get a drop on the enemy (if they use air pressure sensors or sensor plates on the floor, or millimeter-wave scanners.
    >> Anonymous 02/24/12(Fri)18:18 No.18085320
    Can Aurors make potions?
    Like from their Canon, specific ingredients are needed as well as a lot of time and effort. And due to the magical nature of the ingredients, I'm not sure if our replicators can handle them.

    ...Also isn't Transfiguration one of the more difficult spells? I'm pretty sure it requires large amounts of concentration.
    >> Anonymous 02/24/12(Fri)18:19 No.18085336
    I think are Abjurers can come in handy considering the vast reservoir of spells they have available.
    Also are we going to be raiding Metpharm... nowish?
    Are we still doing the infinite bribe works at the same time?
    >> Anonymous 02/24/12(Fri)20:51 No.18086908
    >Also are we going to be raiding Metpharm... nowish?
    Oh hell, no.
    This is just the plan, which is specific enough to be useful as an outline, but loose enough to accommodate changes due to new intel.

    We're still going to try bribing anyone and everyone we can at the three corps before we send in the strike teams.
    >> Anonymous 02/24/12(Fri)22:14 No.18087765
    Well, the Abjurers have a large selection of spells due to their access to our Spell Database.
    But remember that they use the Vancian magic system, so we need to plan out their spell loadouts appropriately beforehand.

    If we could modify their spells to work in another magic system that was less restricted, that would make them much more powerful.

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