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    75 KB Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)20:30 No.18796970  
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)20:33 No.18796988
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    (seems the filter hammer finally found me)

    Start of the thread here
    Now posting the remainder of the battle pasta

    Close Range Combat: Melee attacks are determined by your CRC skill. Everything is calculated the same as Ranged Combat, with one exception: there are no critical hits. Instead, damage is determined by the margin of your success using the D10 roll. The higher you score above the targeted number for the roll, the more damage is inflicted. A margin of success of 5 or more is a 'Devastating Blow'. This attack will sheer off enemy equipment and limbs, and more often then not defeat an enemy outright.
    Evasion: Sometimes you just want to focus on not taking a Beam cannon to the face. This is when you declare you are taking a fully evasive action. After rolling a D10, you can add the result to your total Maneuver score. However, you can only add points up to the total Maneuverability score of the zoid you are piloting.

    Ask me any questions.
    >Also what do?
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)20:52 No.18797163
    (one last bump, then I'll give up for tonight)
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)20:54 No.18797177
    When is the battle going to be with the Sand Strikers?

    Talk to Vince, get to know him a bit better. Ask about Eri, let him know that we are interested in her, we're pretty sure she's interested in us and what steps we should take to avoid him ripping our face off should we pursue this.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)20:59 No.18797226

    Do we know what the Sand Strikers are packing? Maybe see if we can snag a couple of their previous fights on video? Study their moves and then hammer them.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)21:03 No.18797264
    Fairly certain we just need to prep and then hit the scheduled battle. Other then that, not much to it.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)21:14 No.18797353
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    The battle request has just been sent in. Confirmation, and well as the date of the battle, will take some time to process.

    You find Vince working the console for sending in the battle request. It looks unnecessarily complicated, from what you can see.
    "Yo." you greet.
    "Hey, Gerald, what can I do for ya? You have any questions about the battle?" He continues to fill out the forms, focusing his attention on the screen.
    "That can wait till the challenge goes through. Just wanted to talk. We haven't really had a one on one that didn't include alcohol."

    He laughs. "So what's on your mind?"
    "Just wanted to hear a bit about you. How long have you been a pilot, what have you been doing these last few years, stuff like that."
    He turns off the screen, finally finishing the forms. "I've been piloting for over ten years now. The Hound's been with me the whole time. Real reliable, wouldn't take anything else over him."
    "It is pretty cool." You admit. "And I haven't even seen it in action yet."
    "Thanks. As for what I did, I was a mercenary, bodyguard, all sorts of things. Took whatever jobs were handy. Money never really stayed around, so when I eventually made it back here, I thought I'd put a team together."
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)21:14 No.18797364
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    You nod. "Look, Vince," you begin cautiously, "about Eri..."
    "Keep it in your pants." he states flatly. You wince a bit. "I know you have some character, but the fact is, I've only known you for a few days. And while she's taken a shine to you, I don't want you mucking around with her."
    He seems to notice your disappointment. "I'm not saying you can't go out with her. Just keep your hands to yourself. If she wants to have a serious relationship, I can't do anything about it, but mind your manners til then."
    You grin. "So it's fine if she does something right?"
    He glares laser blades at you. "Dont get any bright ideas, I'm holding you responsible for keeping things clean."
    "Can't hear you~!" you jeer, skipping out of the room.
    "Gerald!" he squawks angrily.
    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)21:15 No.18797374
    Oh man, Zoids I forgot they existed! I always loved that huge ass mother fucking Bull with a hornets nest on its back.

    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)21:18 No.18797411
    Check our zoid, maybe go check the job board if its going to be a while.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)21:19 No.18797419
    are we a cannon tortoise yet? Cause we gotta get one of them.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)21:23 No.18797472
    Ok, face ripping has been delayed to a later date and I was planning on moving fast on this front anyways so we're safe for the moment.

    Go to the Hanger, give our Molga a hug and check in on how repairs to the Houndsoldier are progressing, we want him to be in fighting shape before the battle.

    After that we'll check the job board and see if there's anything interesting to do in the meanwhile.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)21:31 No.18797554
    You head out to the hanger, and find Eri running a check on your Molga.
    "How's everything?"
    She looks up as you make your way over. "Hey, Gerald. Everything looks good, the auto-rail for the Blaster Cannon's armor covering is working properly. I'd like to do a test fire later, but it should work out."
    "Thanks a lot for all the work you've done." you say as you give her a hug from the back. She grins up at you.
    "Any time, hotshot. Did you want to do anything while we wait for the battle confirmation?"
    "Well there were a few, but Vince shot those down just now." He expression falls.
    "You didn't."
    "Sorry, I wanted to avoid any problems later." you say apologetically. She sighs.
    "For crying out loud, I'm an adult too, you know. He's should mind his own business.
    You release her. "We can humor him for now. Still want to go to that barbecue place in Haden?" She grins.
    "Sure do, though that can wait a bit. We just had lunch. What about right now?"

    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)21:34 No.18797595
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    dope, forgot pic of our ride, for those wondering
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)21:38 No.18797630
    Well, towards women they care for men are usually very protective. It's hardwired into us, we can't help it.

    Maintenance, spend some time with Eri in her territory and help get the Hound Soldier up and running. We want him in tip top shape for the fight and we get to spend quality time with Eri in her field.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)21:42 No.18797681
    after that, we run maintenance. We want to be sure to get the good jobs from the board first.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)21:43 No.18797692
    Training might be better. We can assume Vince has experience but don't have any idea how well Audrey works with a team.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)21:44 No.18797708

    Oh, idea! We could take Audrey with us on a job and see how she preforms.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)21:51 No.18797793
    Wouldn't we have to be picky about the job we take then? Audrey wouldn't want to join us on a mission like our last one and we wouldn't be able to take non combat missions either.

    Oh I just remembered something. We need to make sure to get the number for that satellite phone.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)21:54 No.18797832
    "I wonder if that Sleeper clearing job's still available?" he ponder out loud.
    "If it isn't, a new one might have been posted." Eri adds. "Lots of Sleepers nests left over from the old war, they're finding new ones almost as fast as they clear them. There's almost always one ready."

    You both make your way to a console and bring up the ZBC site. Scrolling down the listings, you find it. 500 credits to clear the nest, and rights to all salvage.
    "These are a real boon for new team." Eri informs you. "Sleepers can easily be beaten if you hit the cockpit the computer is in, and you can walk away with a lot of zoids and parts. It's good practice too. Most zoids used for Sleeper traps aren't up to snuff next to our more modern zoids, so if your careful, you can gain a lot with little risk."

    Sounds good. You note the location, a mountain about 60 miles northeast, past the area you saved Rob before. Seeing no other jobs that really seem profitable, you send notice that your taking it to the ZBC.
    >Who do you wish to bring along?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)21:56 No.18797848
    Audrey, Eri has work to do for maintenance and unless he wants to bring along a Cannon Turtle or a Gunless Helcat he's kinda out of a mech.

    It'll give us a chance to see how she works in a team and do a job she has no moral objections to.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)21:56 No.18797857
    Whoever wants to join, plus the carrier and tortoise for recovery and salvage ops.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)21:59 No.18797877
    We still have the Gustav right? we do need to return that but I'm sure they won't mind if we use it to haul salvage one more time.
    >> Technographer Decim 04/20/12(Fri)21:59 No.18797879

    would this job be too dangerous to use as our promised zoid training session for Eri?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)22:01 No.18797904
    That's good thinking. With Audrey to back us up live fire training with Eri should be fine.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)22:03 No.18797938
    Whats wrong with a Cannon Turtle? Plus, I think Eri needs the practice more, AND the turtle is better for carrying salvage. AND we promised her lessons.

    Ask Eri what she thinks about Selling one of the Gordos to cover repair costs. And do we still need to return that thing we were driving?
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)22:04 No.18797942
    Slightly, since you haven't coached her at all yet.
    Here are her stats, btw

    Shelling: 4
    CRC: 1
    Maneuv.: 1
    Affinity: 6

    Wrench wench:
    Just has a knack for tools.
    Eye for detail:
    Notices the little details others miss
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)22:04 No.18797949
    We can't be sure. Sleepers are often crap zoids like Guysaks and they are running on primitive AI but there's is always a danger of finding something more formidable.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)22:06 No.18797966
    That is a remarkably good affinity, and a less then impressive everything else. We'll have her keep her distance and use the zoids as a live fire exercise, we'll draw them into her fire, she can get some shooting practice and Audrey can claw faces off or something like that.
    >> Technographer Decim 04/20/12(Fri)22:06 No.18797971

    those are some pretty good stats.... looks like some shooting practice and Maneuvering lessons will be sufficient for this little party...
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)22:08 No.18797990
    The whole reason for bringing Audrey is seeing how she functions in a team this sounds like a decent test that will let us do multiple things at once.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)22:11 No.18798022
    We should also ask about temporarily moving the Redhorn's linear cannon over to the better Gordos (provided we're going to make use of that Gordos) seeing how both Gordos are missing their railguns.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)22:19 No.18798117
    (In all fairness, her shelling is actually decent, just unremarkable. her other 2 stats are indeed abysmal, though)
    "You wanna tag along?" you ask her. She thinks for a moment.
    "I suppose, I still have the Particle cannon mounted on my Torty, so if you want help salvaging I'll have to switch it out."
    "Could you do that outside the hanger?"
    "Hm? I guess I could." she replies, not understanding.
    "Then just bring along the crane component for now. Now's a good chance to get some training in for you."
    She looks at you wide eyed. "Are you sure about that? It could be dangerous."
    "It'll be fine. I'll be there to back you up, and Audrey to, if she wants to come."

    She hesitates, but finally agrees. You ask her to get things ready while you find Audrey. You reach her room, only to hear sounds of explosions. You almost jump, but quickly realize it was a real explosion, else you'd have felt vibrations.

    "Yatayadzai!" you here a fiery young man shout. "Form Danlaiga!"
    "Yay!" Audrey cheers from inside her room.

    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)22:26 No.18798198
    See what the heck shes watching
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)22:28 No.18798222
    I suppose we really shouldn't be surprised given how she acts. Show's probably almost over so let's give it 5 for the action sequence to finish and knock.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)22:30 No.18798250
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    go and enjoy a show, what else would there be yayifications for?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)22:31 No.18798255
    Like fuck this started 2 hours ago I was watching the front page like a hawk ;-; Brb catching up.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)22:33 No.18798272
    Wait for it to get to the end of a fight scene.

    Bust in and say Zoid Ranger Cadet Audrey, your planet needs you! We are in grave peril, the Megazoids have attacked Danlaiga City!
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)22:39 No.18798333
    Aaaand caught up. Right, how about taking the main cannon from the Red Horn and sticking it on the lightly damaged Gordos as its main weapon? That seems like the fastest way to get it back to near optimal performance.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)22:45 No.18798393
    You burst in and deliver your line, making sure you were hearing the atypical ending sequence.
    "...Mr Gerald, you haven't seen this shown at all, have you?"
    "Nope!" you say matter of factly. She grins for a moment before bursting into a giggling fit. She settles down after a while. "It's ok if you don't like these childish things. I didn't really watch an television before, so even this sort of thing is fascinating for me."
    "Don't ever let anyone tell you something you like is childish." you say with authority. "If you have fun and enjoy yourself, its not anyone else's business. She smiles brightly.
    "Did you need anything from me?"
    "Not everyone who comes to see you wants something either." She visualy catches herself. "Sorry, I'm used to-"
    "Don't worry." you interupt. "I don't really need anything, but would you like to come along with me and Eri? We were going to do a job somewhere. You won't have to fight people, but we could use the help."

    She jumps up enthusiasticaly. "Yes, I'd love to help. When do we go?"
    "Soon as we're ready." You say.
    "Ok, I'll meet up with you in a minute."

    You wave as you leave the room and head back to the hanger. Eri has the Tortoise and Demantis loaded up, along with the crane. You hop in your Molga, and after a few more minutes of getting ready, head out.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)22:47 No.18798418
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    (We got bumped down by a bunch of other fast threads)
    It actually wouldn't fit, thanks to the spines on the Gordos. It can be fitted onto the Hound, though.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)22:49 No.18798435
    Lets bother Audrey about what experience/specialty she does have with her zoid.

    Also can we get a stat sheet to her zoid and its current load out.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)22:49 No.18798439
    Curses! I was hoping it would since they're both medium sized zoids. Alright, while we wait for Audry, let's take a look at Gordos primary cannons then and see how much they are. Also, are those special missile pods that shoot into the sky, explode, and rain down spears of death available? Cause I'd LOVE to get a Gordos with one of those systems.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)22:50 No.18798445
    It should be a basic job, sleeper zoids. They aren't really all that intelligent, more instincts than tactics, but still can be dangerous.

    Our goals here are to get Eri some combat experience, get me and Audrey some practice working together and to have a good time.

    And make some dosh.

    Tactics, Audrey will scout out the area, keep your distance and use your speed to avoid confrontation until we have a full idea of what we're up against. Then we can lure them, hopefully one at a time into a shooting gallery, we'll take the high ground. Anything that gets close Audrey should pulverize with her claws.

    This sound good to everyone?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)22:52 No.18798473
    The hound doesn't really need anymore ranged power we should try and find something to replace the lances though. also
    this but we should try and take some chances with more dangerous zoids too since we do have a cannon turtle available to wreck pretty much everything we would run in to.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)22:54 No.18798498
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    "I focus on evading and strafing. I practiced a lot for close combat a lot too."
    >Audrey's stats
    Shelling: 3
    CRC: 5
    Maneuv.: 5
    Affinity: 3
    Unusual Reflexes:
    Can make an evasion roll, even while attacking.
    Fast learner:
    Picks up new things at incredible speed.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)22:59 No.18798560
    Shes a glass cannon right now, Hits heavy and hard, but can't take one. Wish we had a Gordos working right now. Be safer for her with the heavier armor. oh well.

    we stealth at range and scope out with digging and such. Set the other two at Overwatch and fire support. that Turtle can and will one-shot most mid weights. We need more info before we can make a better assessment to the battle plan.

    Plan little and keep your options open least Murphy beat you.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)23:09 No.18798665
    As long as we're in transit we could be giving maneuvering tips to Eri.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)23:11 No.18798693
    (apologies for the delay, had to get the map ready)

    You pull up near the base of the mountain. No sign of anything yet. You have Audrey look around in the air while Eri unloads the Cannon Tortoise.
    "What's the plan?" she asks.
    "Going to cloak and get a closer look. If anything particularly nasty shows up, I'll give you the targetting data so you can light it up. Everything else, we'll play by ear."
    "Ok, be careful."

    You start to advance, stealthing as you go. The report says the sleepers themselves are base on the mountain. You have some options of how to approach.

    >What do?
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)23:12 No.18798698
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    I really got to stop doing that...
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)23:14 No.18798716
    Take one of the gentler paths up, I'd rather not spend our whole time burrowed in it as that would reduce what we see. Try to spend as much time on ground we can burrow in just in case things go pear shaped. Try to at least get a good idea of what is on the side near our team and see if we can get a bit more on the other sides but it's not as high a priority.

    Skirt wide of any wild zoids we see, we're playing recon currently.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)23:15 No.18798722
    >wat do?
    > [x] Put it in.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)23:23 No.18798783
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    You slowly make your way up near where you parked. This section has a lot of fairly loose dirt. In fact, nearly all the ground of the mountain can be burrowed in, to some depths.

    You advance about a third of the way up, but your seismic sensors are silent. You see no signs of activity either.
    ["Gerald?"] Eri radio's you after about 10 minutes. ["What's going on up there?"]
    "Not a thing." you respond. "No response whatsoever, and I even rechecked the map. this is the right place."
    ["Maybe they didn't come out cause you didn't alert them?"]
    That's a good point, if they're relying on sight, they won't show themselves with just you.

    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)23:24 No.18798793
    Whats the terrain like, soft earth sand gravel, solid stone?
    If we can we should burrow in and advance from the ground.
    If we find one, we should have the turtle take it out with us as a triangulation point. the longer we stay hidden the better.

    Also, stealth tortoise, were making one, and were giving it the biggest gun ever.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)23:27 No.18798815
    Or they're Guysaks and they're burrowed. Oh well, I guess we drop the stealth and prepare to dive. But prepare targeting coordinates for Eri and have Audrey set up for a strafing run just in case it turns out they're all around us.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)23:28 No.18798830
    Have Eri drop a shot from her gun on the mountain. If they're programmed to respond to stimuli like that a shot like that ought to wake them up and reveal their numbers, while keeping us hidden and if they rush past we can start ripping them apart from behind.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)23:32 No.18798861
    Have someone else hit the mountain, or use yourself as bait.
    Which of these do you wish to do?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)23:32 No.18798862
    Seconding dynamite fishing is always the funnest choice.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)23:32 No.18798864
    That wouldnt fit her fast a fuck fighting style though. she needs something as maneuverable as she is.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)23:35 No.18798899
    Dynamite fishin' time.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)23:43 No.18798994
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    guess that answers that

    "Eri, take a shot at the mid section of the mountain. That should get their attention."
    ["Roger that."]
    "Audrey, get in position to cover her just in case."

    You wait a moment, and then Eri's shots hit, some distance away. You feel the rumble, as another shot impacts for good measure. Then you wait. And wait. Over a minute passes.
    ["Want me to aim at a different spot?"] Eri coms in. Your about to answer, when suddenly your seismic sensor goes crazy. Movement.
    Movement everywhere. Coming from deep underground. Too deep. A Guysack or Sinker, popular Sleeper choices, couldn't burrow up from that depth. Really the only thing you know of that could is-

    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)23:45 No.18799009
    Were screwed! prepare to fire everything! we need to make sure each shot nails a cockpit so we can haz unlimited Molgas.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)23:45 No.18799017
    Oh shit guys, we have some serious Molga Strong incoming. Eri, prepare to drop the pain on them. Audrey your job is to run interception, anything that gets past the Tortoise's rain of fire and me you are to deal with. Play it careful and don't get hit, you're fragile. I'll hit them from behind while they assault you, they'll have a bitch of a time turning around while going full bore down a mountain so I should be able to get some serious damage in.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/20/12(Fri)23:52 No.18799080
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    ["MOLGAS?!"] Eri shouts over the com. ["I've never heard of Molga Sleepers! Why bother?"]
    "It makes sense if you consider the terrain." you add. "They're only protecting this mountain, rather than ambushing enemies. Their low maneuverability wont come into play here, essentially they're fortified turrets that can move around."
    ["What do we do? Their cockpits are much better armored and guarded than the normal."]

    You tell her to keep firing for now, she still has the range advantage. You also advise she watch her sensors, some may even try to burrow under her.
    You also tell Audrey to run interference as best she can without endangering herself. They both give an affirmative.

    Now the question is what you yourself will do.
    >How do you proceed?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/12(Fri)23:54 No.18799096
    Stay invisible, when they start rushing down the mountain like a swarm get behind the swarm and blast their much less armored behinds into oblivion.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)00:10 No.18799279
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    You advance very slowly, as the Sleepers make their way down. Eri begins shelling the area behind you as you near the rear of the formation. You eye the farthest Molga from you, and get an idea. You burrow, still stealthed. It slows slightly, noticing the seismic activity, but not able to comprehend what it could be.
    You rear up from underneath its head, piercing into the cockpit with your Laser cutters. From bellow, the armored shell above the cockpit offers no protection, something you yourself will have to watch out. The pincers seem to have knocked out the computer that operates the sleeper in lieu of an actual pilot. That's one way to do it, it seems.

    None of the other Sleepers noticed you thanks to Eri's shelling. You are currently behind the formation. Which way do you go?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)00:12 No.18799303
    we should try and cause a small landslide to force some of the molgas to roll over and expose themselves to the shelling.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)00:21 No.18799402
    If a landscape is possible do so, the best way is probably to point out targets for Eri to shell. Then shoot the Molga's from behind, prioritize knocking out mobility, if they can't move or maneuver they're easy prey.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)00:30 No.18799493
    rolled 7, 7 = 14

    "Eri," you call over the com, "can you hit the mountain peak and cause a landslide?"
    ["Landslide? It's possible, but I don't know if it would do much."]
    "If you have the chance, do it. It should at least catch half of them, it might not do much damage but it should tie them up for a bit."
    ["I'm okay, 2 made it in range and started firing. Audrey's coming around to hit them."]
    "You both be careful, I'll hit them from behind."

    You move around the western formation and start firing with your Laser mg.s. Some of them start to take notice, but their simple programing doesn't comprehend that your invisible. They start bracketing areas that you fired from with their quad guns, but your long gone by the time they do.
    >What do?
    >(Remember to roll D10 for action succes)
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)00:33 No.18799524
    rolled 8 = 8

    un load on them just keep moving
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)00:34 No.18799534
    rolled 2 = 2

    Keep unloading on them, keep mobile, focus on taking out their mobility, a disabled molga means we can just snip the computer later.
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)00:51 No.18799657
    Just finished GMing black crusade for Zoids Quest.
    Molga Strong!
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)00:54 No.18799684
    We might want to be burrowed when the landslide comes so we aren't caught in the same trap the sleepers are.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)01:01 No.18799729
    rolled 7, 4 = 11

    You continue to strafe the Sleepers, and fire your 35mm when you get a clear shot at the Driver Wheels. The shock to the systems cause one to shut down. You bracket another, but can't get the wheel. You finally just run into it and scoop under with the cutters. It's head rears up, and you drive under it further, lining the vulnerable cockpit with you Blaster cannon. Well, Eri did say it needed a test fire...
    The armor covering slides back, and the barrel extends out slightly. You pull the trigger. Theres a muffled 'poomf', and the cockpit shakes a little. An off yellow beam blows a hole right through the Sleeper's cockpit, and out the other end of the armor shell, to boot.

    >Else where.
    Eri lined up her recitals onto the Molga's head.
    "Should have stayed in cover." she pulls the trigger, and her particle cannon lances out, striking the other zoid right in the head. The armor shell melts away, and while the cockpit is intact, its visibly scorched. The system must have shorted out, as it falls still where it stood.
    "Gotcha!" Eri cheers, but then gets rocked in her seat as another Molga opens fire on her. She tries to move out of the way, but can't managed to get out of the line of fire. Thankfully her armor can take a beating. She fires back with her sub guns, but can't get a solid hit. She nearly calls for assistance, but the Demantis swoops in, ramming the Molga from the side and grabbing it with its phalanx claws.
    "Thanks Audrey!"
    The other girl giggles from her companions praise.

    ["Gerald!"] Eri calls you, ["I'm gonna shell the peak, get away from where the slide area."]

    You thank her and acknowledge.

    >What do?
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)01:02 No.18799742
    rolled 8, 8 = 16

    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)01:03 No.18799744
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    rolled 10, 2 = 12

    oh for f-
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)01:09 No.18799806
    rolled 6 = 6

    Oh Shiii.
    We're going to have to Dig these fuckers up from god knows where if she causes a landslide!
    It's going to be a treasure hunt without an X!
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:09 No.18799809
    Burrow. When the slide is finished we'll come up under another molga.

    I wonder what the point could have been for putting these sleepers here? Is there a mountain pass they're protecting or something? Cause they certainly wouldn't have been set to harass any enemies that wandered into the surrounding area. They would have used more maneuverable zoids for that and they would have activated before Eri started shelling the mountain.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:09 No.18799810
    Get away from the slide zone, try to skirt to the side so we can return and finish off any remaining Molgas.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:11 No.18799833

    Better have Audrey break off and prepare for strafing runs too.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:15 No.18799872
    They're Molgas. They'll dig themselves out and we'll pick them off as they do.

    What? You think they hid a base in the mountain or something?
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)01:15 No.18799881
    rolled 10 = 10

    I'm talking about the three we've disabled. in the path and the landslide
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:17 No.18799897
    Because of the way the other sleepers have maneuvered they aren't in so much danger anymore
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)01:24 No.18799948
    rolled 6, 9 = 15

    You gun westward, and Eri hits the peek. It takes 3 shots, but the rock and earth finally give way. As the debris comes pouring down the mountain side, you turn a hard left of the loose dirt, and power slide down on the edge of the landslide. The remaining Molga's are engulfed as the earth washes over them, some flip over and slide down the slope, unable to right themselves.
    ["EEK!"] Eri screams over the com. You raise her and ask whats wrong. ["Nothing, some of the land reached me. It stopped short before it could cover the Tortoise though."]
    You breathe a sigh of relief. You look up and see Audrey taking care of the sleepers that are flipped over. You move up to the top of the area hit by the slide. One single sleeper digs its way out, and you quickly dispatch it with the blaster cannon. Your hub beeps, and informs you that the weapon is over heating. Guess quick succession is a no no with it. Great stopping power, though.
    "Is that all of them?" you ask over the com.
    ["I count all Sleepers."] Audrey chimes in from above. ["All Sleepers are disabled."]

    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:28 No.18799993
    Dig out the Molga's we can, we can probably get at least a half dozen out of this. Given that we don't need a team constructed out of MOLGA STRONG we'll keep one or two for replacement parts and sell the rest off.

    However we should investigate the mountain and see what was so important about this mountain that they put 10 or so molgas on it.
    >> Asukafag 04/21/12(Sat)01:29 No.18799996
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)01:29 No.18800000
    rolled 1 = 1

    Molga Victory dance.
    Uh Ah Do the bender baby, Huh
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:32 No.18800028
    I shall now perform my people's native dance!
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:33 No.18800036
    At least we'll have extra equipment to repair our own molga. So how many should we keep? Two or three? Hell we could put a mining laser on everyone's zoid.

    Errybody diggin.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:33 No.18800039
    They were buried deep. If they were only for ambushes they wouldn't have needed to be deep. We ought to do a bit of digging, see if we can't find where they came from.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:36 No.18800066
    Wow we really botched that victory dance.
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)01:40 No.18800103
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    rolled 2 = 2

    It is terrible, but My man MC here gives Zero fucks.
    Commander Sheperd level of Lord of The Dance.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)01:40 No.18800108
    (9 is actually a pretty small amount for a Sleeper trap)
    You ask Audrey to take a look around the mountains while you make your way down to Eri.
    "Need a hand?"
    ["I'm not stuck, but I could use some help getting the crane on."]
    "Will do."
    You both set to swapping out the cannon for the crane, your Molga hoisting the components by raising its head to pull up attached cables. Your positioning the crane over the Tortoise when Audrey raises you.
    ["Mr Gerald, I found something where the rocks broke off in the landslide. Some type of structure."]
    "A base?"
    ["No, it looks more like...a tower. Like one of those radio towers we saw near the ZBC terminal."]

    A communication tower. Too remote to have manned, to valuable to leave unguarded. The pieces all fall in place. Only a small number of sleepers, but ones that can take advantage of the terrain, and guard it on all sides.
    Disappointing, but it can't be a treasure trove all the time. Then again, you're practically drowning in Molga spare parts.

    Eri tells you that, if she loads the Tortoise up after, you can fit 4 Molga's onto the tow barges, 2 on each.

    >What do?
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)01:41 No.18800121
    not a mining laser. Laser cutter is your pincers, energized like a plasma cutter to increase its power.
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)01:43 No.18800141
    rolled 10 = 10

    Tie ropes/chains to the other zoids and drag more Molga's with you.
    This armor can take a few scratches, they burrow through the ground. Just chain em up and we can drag All of them home.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:44 No.18800155
    Buncha slack jawed faggots around here, amiright?
    >> Asukafag 04/21/12(Sat)01:46 No.18800175
    They're MOLGA STRONG, they can take it.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:47 No.18800184
    It probably wouldn't be practical to have the Cannon Tortoise walk home to give them more room. See if we can tow one or two of them via molga and stack some of them on top of each other like cordwood.
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)01:49 No.18800201
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    rolled 9 = 9

    Yeah, the shape does kinda make it seem stackable too. Provides the little tow barges can handle the weight.
    We're gunna have me some fun
    We're going to chew me some gum.
    Get drunk on rum.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:50 No.18800208
    Seems good, sell 2 or three, keep the rest for parts.
    Anyway, Eris a good shot, but, shes seems kind of easily startled.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)01:51 No.18800214
    Fabulous towing succes! You load 4, and managed to drag 3 more, two by the Gustav, and one by your self.

    >Salvage montage cause its boring.

    On the way back, Eri calls you over the com.
    ["Um, Gerald, not to rain on our parade, but we're not gonna have enough room for all of this. We need to sell this stuff off, the hangar was about full when we left already."]

    You hadn't considered that. The hangar can only hold so much, after all.
    >What sell?
    >Red Horn(30,000)
    >Gordos, damaged(20,000)
    >Molga, decent condition(15,000)
    >Molga, damaged(12,000) x3
    >Molga, heavily damaged(8,500) x3
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)01:52 No.18800223
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    rolled 6 = 6

    Which is completely understandable.
    But she held strong, she didnt freeze up or panic, and she always had support from her team. Just like a good rookie, which we can tell her later.
    After Rum.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:53 No.18800226
    That CAN'T be real.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:53 No.18800235
    Did somebody say...
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:54 No.18800240
    Sell the three heavily damaged ones and 2 of the damaged ones. Keep the decent and a damaged for spare bits for our MOLGA STRONG.
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)01:56 No.18800250
    rolled 1 = 1

    Break down the heavily damaged ones into their best and repairable parts, sell the rest for scrap.
    Sell 2 of the damaged ones. keep our remaining 3 Molga's (including our own)

    "How much to Expand this place? And what about those old damaged zoids i saw when i first came in, whats the story behind those ones?"
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)01:56 No.18800257
    Still need some space. You'd need to sell one of the Gordos's or the Red Horn
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:57 No.18800265
    I say we sell the heavily damaged ones, and maybe two of the damaged ones and keep the other two for parts.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:58 No.18800268
    Can we break down one of the gordos for parts?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:58 No.18800271
    Sell the Heavily Damaged Molgas, and 2 of the damaged ones.
    Maybe the Damaged Gordos if everyone's okay with that.
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)02:00 No.18800295
    rolled 4 = 4

    Maybe sell it to Vlad's team? The Gordos that is, or maybe a Molga
    Mostly Sarah. She said her zoid was a restored one of her fathers (or uncle, i forget), so maybe she'd like a zoid of her own.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:01 No.18800300
    What about the Helcat? or is it not taking up any space?
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)02:03 No.18800322
    technichaly yes, but you still wouldn't have the space for them

    "Probably about 30 or 40 thousand. I cleared out those wrecks when you brought the 3 big ones in, I was just pillaging them for spare parts anyway."

    Its disassembled. By nature of its size, it isn't taking up much space.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:06 No.18800333
    If we sell both Gordos and all but the decent Molga we'd actually have enough cash to fix and likely re-arm the Redhorn
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)02:06 No.18800336
    rolled 6 = 6

    "Ok, now, i have a ~Crazy~ idea but stick with me here.

    Firehouse pole. Get's us down the stairs lickity split and right to our zoids."
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:06 No.18800345
    sell the:
    Gordos, damaged(20,000)
    Molga, damaged(12,000) x3
    Molga, heavily damaged(8,500) x3
    That leaves over 80K, and we can completely fix-up and arm the good Gordos and have repairs done for the Red Horn if I remember correctly.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:08 No.18800354
    Im for it. Redhorns are like, high class zoids right?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:08 No.18800356
    Would that be a better deal than buying a new railgun for the Gordos? What's a better weapon the Gordos Rail or the Redhorn linear cannon?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:09 No.18800362
    Well in that case, why don't we just sell the Red Horn, the damaged Gordos and a few of the heavily damaged Molgas. We'll keep the good Gordos in case anyone wants to pilot it, or to scrap it for spare parts, and then we have all those extra Molgas for our spares as well.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)02:12 No.18800387
    This alright with everyone?

    Also, while we're on it.

    Sidewinder base:

    Storage-Lv. 1 =6 Squares(1medium zoid per square)

    To upgrade to the next level:
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:13 No.18800396
    Pretty sure the Redhorn is a higher class zoid than the Gordos.
    >> Asukafag 04/21/12(Sat)02:15 No.18800409
    Cool by me.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:15 No.18800410
    What are the costs for mobile bases? also put off arming the gordos for now since we might get a chance for better options later.
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)02:15 No.18800415
    rolled 8 = 8

    Security is tempting since we have that evil organization's think tank loli.
    And could we sell one of the Molga's to Sarah maybe? Gives her a pet project to work with as her own zoid rather then one of her teams old handmedowns.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)02:15 No.18800416
    Somewhat. It's certainly more well rounded. It's not fantastic by any means, but It'd be a solid upgrade.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)02:16 No.18800425
    So you want to divert her attention from her hand me down, by giving her a hand me down?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:17 No.18800430
    rolled 20 = 20

    That sounds good. We don't need storage immediately though it's a good think to think of.

    How much will it cost for a new Railgun and to fully repair the Red Horn?

    Also what exactly does next level security give us?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:17 No.18800435
    Definitly upgrade security. I have a feeling the girl might become a target. Hell, if we have enough we should upgrade each one.
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)02:18 No.18800443
    rolled 3 = 3

    Not so much a handmedown.
    It's a sleeper we caught and are selling anyway.
    We 'Thought' that she might like a reliable cheap backup zoid.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:20 No.18800464
    According to the last thread it'll be 30,000 to bring the Redhorn up to full strength and 20,000 for a Gordos Railgun.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)02:22 No.18800474
    To get it up to full strength, even with Eri cutting down on the costs, would be 50,000

    A set of Railguns for the Gordos costs 20,000, but keep in mind that in terms of range and power, they out class EVERYTHING you currently have. Everything.

    Also, a Hover Cargo, the smallest mobile base, cost 400,000.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:22 No.18800481
    It's a bad idea. Especially since technically a Molga is a cannon fodder zoid. We're just really, really good.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)02:23 No.18800489
    ah, 30,000 for the Red Horn, my mistake.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:26 No.18800515
    The real problem with the Gordos is that someone has to pilot the blood thing! I hardly see us giving up our custom Molga for it, Vince has the Hound soldier and Audrey is far to awesome in a high mobility zoid. That leaves Eri. Nuff said.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:27 No.18800530
    Just wondering are their any weapons we could give the tortoise that match the railguns?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:31 No.18800566
    If Eri is the one to pilot either the Gordos or Redhorn I'd say she'd be better in the Gordos. The thing is bascally an artillery/radar platform and artillery is Eri's best combat skill (what's affinity do anyway?).
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)02:33 No.18800593
    projected profit of 81,500 credits
    Team assets
    100,000 credits

    personal assets

    You make it back to base and start rearanging your hanger. Eri and Vince head to the terminal to sell everything off, that they can hold.
    The Gordos is still inside the base.

    You decide to call Sarah, and look up the Gaters team base on the ZBC network. Finding the number, you dial it. After 3 rings, someone answers, and the video phones monitor blinks, and the red head's face comes into view.
    "Hello?" she murmurs, wiping her eyes a bit. Looks like she was taking a nap. You notice a gauze patch taped to her cheek.
    "Hey Sarah." you greet.
    "Hm? Oh, it's you." She grins a bit. "Sup, caterpillar dick?"

    >What say
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)02:35 No.18800603
    Affinity is how much a zoid likes someone, and how well it responds to their instincts. Pilot assisting AI, sort of.
    It functions like a luck stat, mostly.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:35 No.18800604
    "Didn't hear you complaining before."
    Then laugh and move on with business.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:38 No.18800616
    What's business exactly?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:40 No.18800628
    Our hanger just ended up too full after a sleeper mission. We're selling some of the Zoids off and I figured we'd give you first crack at it. We'll even throw in a friendly discount because we're nice like that.

    We have a damaged Gordos and a pile of Molgas, they aren't in good shape but you buy two and you should be able to fix it up with parts remaining. Whaddya say kiddo?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:40 No.18800632
    >>catapillar dick

    "You really didnt think that insult through did you? Also, it's nice to know my dick is on your mind."
    and then move on.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)02:42 No.18800648
    She chuckles a bit. "As if. Whadaya want? Uncles out, if you wanted to talk to him."
    "Was actually wondering if you were interested in purchasing a zoid."
    "Oh yeah?" she says, interest piqued. "What do ya got? One of those Gordoses? Or the Red Horn maybe?"
    "The Red Horns gonna be a pet project of mine, but yeah, I'd sell you the Gordos, if it suits your taste."

    She bites her lip thoughtfully. "Doesn't really suit my style. And even if it did, I don't got many credits to spare, after I fixed my Viper up. I only got around 8,000 I could spare."
    Ah, that's too bad.

    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:44 No.18800666
    You know, I was going to suggest we upgrade to the Redhorn, but after comparing their quest stats and checking the zoids wiki I think our Molga is actually the superior zoid.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:45 No.18800672

    Sure, why not, since we got her on the line.
    ask her how her uncle handled her little outing yesterday.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:46 No.18800679
    Shame, let me know what sort of thing you're looking for, I'll keep my eyes open and if I happen upon one I'll give you a call.

    So, how's life over on your end, how'd your Uncle take your little outing the other day?

    I had a nice mission earlier, got Eri some shooting practice, MOLGA STRONGED the fuck out of things, got to see Audrey in combat, life is good on my end.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)02:47 No.18800682
    those stats are handicapped, from when you were fighting it last thread. It would be better fixed up, and it would have a lot more guns.

    That said, your Molga is tricked the fuck out
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)02:47 No.18800685
    What's the with patch on your cheek? Cut yourself shaving?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:48 No.18800692
    Why don't we make a deal with her? The strategies of the teams, her teams fight. It would be good, for research and if we ever fight said teams, we have a leg up.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:49 No.18800702
    Tell her she should have taken us up on our offer for free maintenance on those Malders. She could have gotten more out of them if they'd been fixed up.

    Guess I'll have to re-compare when you show us its new stats in a later thread.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:49 No.18800707
    That seems kind of shady, and theres really no reason to do it...
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:53 No.18800735

    Guys before you go fixing the Redhorn and the Gordos remember that NOT ONLY does Vinces Hound Soldier needs some of it's weapons completely replaced but it's Vince's HS that will be fighting beside us in our upcoming team battle and not the Redhorn or the Gordos.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:53 No.18800736
    Shady? Really? I suppose it could be seen that way, but its not like we're sabotaging enemy teams.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)02:54 No.18800746
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    She sighs. "I told uncle what I did." She rubs the patch on her cheek. "He slapped me so hard it left a welt. Then he yelled at me for about ten minutes, then he hugged me while crying. Have you seen that man cry? It's fucking terrifying."
    You admit you shiver at the thought. You tell her about your day.

    "Who's Eri?" she leers. You tell her she's a girl that serves as the team mechanic, and possibly a combatant in the future.
    "Uh huh."
    There's an uncomfortable silence, until you ask what all she did today. She rubs her head.
    "Absolutely nothing. I'm grounded." She corrects herself. "Excuse me, 'Under House Arrest'." she mocking states, gesturing with her fingers. "I'm bored out of my mind, honestly. Even talking to you is a welcome diversion."
    Gee thanks.
    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:56 No.18800758
    Any chance Vlad needs some spare zoids or parts? Leave her a list of what we are unloading and tell her we are getting rid of it quick.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:57 No.18800776
    Hmm, if you guys REALLY want to be charitable, why dont we just sling her one of the damaged Molgas, no charge?
    It wouldnt put us back much and we could still do our upgrades.
    And she will OWE US ONE.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:58 No.18800783
    Commenting to say I love this quest thread. Was there for the first one and haven't caught it live until now.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:59 No.18800793
    because that would amount to an insult? Here, have a broken down cannonfodder zoid. Molga's aren't exactly amazing...ours is because we rock and have modded it to extremes.
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)03:00 No.18800798
    "So any chance vlad need's some spare void parts or an ass whooping? I could always call my dad and get vlad set up with one of those cool seeing eye dogs if you'd like.

    But hey, every zoid pilot makes their first mistakes, especially when starting out. It is way more embarrassing when a season zoid fighting makes a simple mistake like that."
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:00 No.18800799
    Well, when you get a chance tell you Uncle that you have an inside line on some spare Molgas and a Gordos, might get you off his shit list.

    Also if you're that bored start reading, read the Art of War and other similar books, generals have lived by those texts for ages, you can learn from them too.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:00 No.18800807
    Make small talk for a while now. Can't really bail so soon on the conversation I guess.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:07 No.18800852
    Wasnt expecting her to switch to it, but it sounds liek shes low on money. She could sell it and make some cash, or Strip the guns and put them on her zoid, since it can burrow too, it should be compatible .
    It's not like shes got a lot to do, and hey, worst to worse, she can pass it to her uncle as a sorry, maybe placate him a little.
    Also dont want her to think we just called her to try to sell her stuff.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:08 No.18800853
    Sadly, we are not on Earth, so The Art Of War isn't an option.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)03:08 No.18800865
    "I don't think he'd be interested in anything other than the guns." She says. "I'll let him know."
    She tells you she has been reading, actually. Every book and article she could get a hold of about tactics and zoid combat. She fell asleep halfway, though. You give her a few pointers, like taking advantage of terrain(such as causing a massive landslide). She tells you a bit about the local area. You here her alarm go off.
    "Ah man, is it that time already?" she comments while turning it off. "Hey, DeFlynn, know what happens today?"
    You shake your head. She grins.
    "It's the battle between the Fullmoon team and the Dune Saver team. They're tied for the highest Class-D team in the region. Wanna watch?"
    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:10 No.18800882
    Hell yeah!
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:10 No.18800886
    How are we doing for time right now? We told Eri we'd take her out, and don't we still have to return that Gustav? But I would like to watch if for no other reason then we'll have to fight these guys later.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:11 No.18800898
    Sounds interesting, but Dont we have a bunch of zoids to sell, and Eri pointers to give?
    Or can we write this off as research?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:12 No.18800910
    'Sure. What are the profiles of each time?'
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:12 No.18800913
    I'd love to. Sounds fun, I'll see who wants to come.

    I'm aware that she might want to watch it with it just being us two, but we're currently going for our hot mechanic, let's not complicate this overly much.

    Check our schedule for the day, we have a Gustav to return but that shouldn't kill all of our time. We can take Audrey out to see the match, we'll buy her ice cream.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:13 No.18800920
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:13 No.18800922
    Team* Blargh.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)03:14 No.18800925
    Eri's currently dragging off Molga salvage with Vince. They'll be back in another hour or so.

    It's around 4 right now. You have plenty of time. Really your killing time till they get back.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:16 No.18800945
    Watch it, it will be good to get an idea of tactics and zoid loadouts that these teams use.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:27 No.18801047
    Has this thread died or something??
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)03:28 No.18801052
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    Your gonna watch it on video. She's grounded, remember? Just something to do.

    You tell you'd love to watch, and and ask if she'll hold while you go to a proper monitor.
    Audrey meets you in the hall, and after some talking, decides to watch with you.
    You both settle in the conference room, snacks at the ready. You turn on to the battle network, this is a D-class battle, and although its somewhat of a big deal, it's not pay per view. You turn on another monitor, and Sarah comes back up. She fills you in before the battle gets underway.
    "Ok, team Fullmoon is made up of a Konig wolf, and two Command wolves. Pretty good firepower and mobility. They have good balance. Right now they're 26-3. Next up," she starts, but a roar from your tv screen gets your attention. Your greeted by the sight of some form of Liger zoid, heavily customized.
    "Speaking of, that's Dune Saver's leader, Conan Walker. He fought a lot of one on ones before forming a team, and was undefeated. That's his shield Liger, and its pimped out even more than your Zoid." You believe it. "Their teams 23-1 right now, his team mates have a Saberlion and a Lightning Saix. They're really good with high speed combat."
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:31 No.18801077
    Conan Walker doesnt know it, but he just made a fan/eternal rival.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:32 No.18801082
    Drool at the zoids, just drool at them.
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)03:35 No.18801101
    "Sarah, you havent even seen of what i've done lately. Who's closer to ranking up in this fight? With those stats they should be almost C's.

    Hey Audrey, want to make a bet on who'll win with what zoids intact? Closest guess wins, loser does the dishes for a week?"
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:35 No.18801102
    Conan Walker is officially the world's second greatest name.
    First place still belongs to Staff Sergeant Max Fightmaster.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)03:46 No.18801189
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    nah, i just type slow
    The judge comes on the video feed.
    <Area Scanned. Battlefield Set up. The Fullmoon Team VS the Dune Savers team. Battle Mode 0980. No speed boosting components or thrusters are permitted.>
    What? Why would Dune Savers accept a battle mode that clearly takes away one of their advantages.
    "How cheep." Sarah comments. "Even if you want an advantage, that's too obvious."
    <Ready? Fight!>

    The battle begins, and Conan's Liger spear heads the way to the opposing team. Fullmoon fires at them, but he simply activates his shield. They close in, but the wolves scatter.
    Then in a brown flash, the Saberlion, which you realize had been hiding behind the Liger, rushes down one of the Command wolves. It's blade unfolds, and while the Wolf attempts to evade, the Lion cuts right through it. The judge declares the wolf out of the battle.

    Meanwhile, the Lightning Saix exchanges fire with the lead Konig Wolg, niether able to land a decisive shot as they maneuver around the battlefield. The Liger comes around and rushes down the other Command Wolf. It evades the charge, but just when you think it's escaped, the custom ligers blades fold down, and cut into the wolf's flank. It too goes down.

    The Konig wolf tries to bring the Saix into melee, its Bite Fang weapon glowing. However, the Saix jumps backwards and to the side, nailing the wolf with point blank shots to its flank.

    The battle lasted a little over 2 minutes.
    "Ah man!" Sarah says in disbelief. "They completely outclassed them!"
    Indeed, no boosters or not, the Fullmoon team still couldn't keep up with the other team.

    So that's you future competition, huh?
    >How feel?
    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:49 No.18801212
    We shit ourself as a minor action.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)03:50 No.18801221
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    w-what is this? I made it up, yet didn't even realize...oh god.
    What has science done?!
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)03:51 No.18801226
    "They'd have to find me first, Underground."
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:51 No.18801230
    Well we feel a bit humbled, and somewhat confused as to what those sods are doing in D class. Put them on our list of people not to fuck with.

    Watch super sentai cartoons with Audrey until Eri comes back. Then go get some BBQ with her, we delayed it because of going out to make dosh but I think she doesn't mind.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:53 No.18801241
    Link relevant:
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:56 No.18801256
    Honestly I was expecting this from the moment I saw that custom Liger.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)04:07 No.18801337
    This inspires us! Better gear! Better strategies! Better...teamwork! Also an organoid or something.
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)04:09 No.18801352
    Welp, our first official zoid match is coming up, we could strategist about that with Audrey.

    Will we end up doing dozens upon dozens of zoid matches in game or will we have some 'easy wins' handwaved inbetween?
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)04:10 No.18801355
    "I don't think you'd be able to just hide from these guys." Sarah counters.
    "They're really strong..." Audrey says to herself. You tell her not to worry, you're as strong as Danlaiga. She grins a bit.
    The tv cuts to an interview with the winners. Conan is a gentle faced man, with short black hair.
    "Mr Walker," a reporter begins. "This battle puts you at number one of Class-D in the entire region, and gives you the right to challenge for a Rank up battle, to Class-C. What are your future plans?"
    "Our team isn't in any hurry," the man begins in a mellow voice, "we feel its best to pace ourselves so as not to hit a wall. Although we intend to rank up eventually, right now we have our own agendas to work out right now."
    "Are you referring to the Dune Save charity?" asks the reporter. He chuckles a bit.
    "The Dune Save is my own personal project, to help preserve an restore the wild life that was especially devastated by the asteroids 30 years ago. It's something I've worked for for many years, and have just now-"
    "Oh, kill me!" Sarah groans. "Turn it off, DeFlynn, this guy won't shut up once he gets going."
    You were somewhat interested in what he was saying, but you comply. Then a realization hits you.
    "Why'd I have to turn it off?" you ask her. "You are watching on your own tv, right?"
    She grins mischievously. "Uncle disable my television. I just watched through your video feed."
    Audrey giggles, a bit amused. You sigh.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)04:11 No.18801362
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    (also Captcha and field too long hate my guts)

    You have a little more small talk, before she hangs up. You watch some anime with Audrey, even though you understand none of the plot.
    Finally Eri and Vince come back to base.
    "You wait long?" the amber haired girl asks.
    "Nah, I amused myself well enough."
    It's currently 6 pm.
    >What do?
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)04:13 No.18801375
    I don't intend to hand waive anything, though some battles will go faster than others.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)04:14 No.18801387
    Discuss plans. Make a list of what everyone needs. Go over strategies. Did our request for our info come back in?
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)04:15 No.18801397
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    Put on our Date hat.
    It's BBQ Time.
    Bringing our sidearm of course, and our ankle backup. What, it accentuates our calves.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)04:16 No.18801403
    what info are you referring to, exactly.
    I was busy doing finance math earlier
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)04:17 No.18801406
    Look up the price for that weapon the hound soldier in missing.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)04:17 No.18801409
    Eri, I promised to take you out for BBQ earlier today and I would fulfill that promise. Offer her our arm and meander off to the most romantic vehicle around, the Molga!

    I'm sure Vince and Audrey can entertain themselves, they've got Danlaiga to watch.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)04:20 No.18801429
    It's missing one of its lances and its buster cannon right?
    >> Sanguinius !oDZ3/a4B/. 04/21/12(Sat)04:20 No.18801430

    Clean ourselves up for the date, let Eri do the same. Ask Vince if he's managed to gather any additional info on our opponents.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)04:32 No.18801515
    The Hound Buster Cannon costs 28,000. It's a very powerful weapon for its weight. Vince feels it be over kill at the moment, so he's doing without.(he originaly sold it himself to help pay off some debts Eri's dad had racked up)

    "Fair maiden, might we hasten to the land yonder, to partake in indulgence of meat, broiled over open flame?" you say as foppish as you can manage. She turns her head to the side.
    "I ....guess?"
    "Capital!" you clap your hands. "Vincent, my coat."
    Vince leans into you. "No funny business." he warns, a knife he pulled from somewhere glinting. You nod nervously.
    "Let me change first, I'd like to wear something nicer in town." You decide it might be good to dapper up a bit your self, you head to your room. Not a lot to choose from, you finaly settle on a brown wind breaker and jeans.

    You meet up with Eri at the hanger. She has a beige vest over a white t-shirt, and some clean khaki shorts.
    "Don't overdress, now." you tease.
    "Oh hush, like you're any better." she snaps back. Let's take the Molga, we already dropped off the Gustav while we were in town."

    You both enter the cockpit, and head out.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)04:34 No.18801528
    >[x] Genuflect
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)04:37 No.18801550
    "For the longest time when i was working with my dad, I thought i'd dump this Molga when some better zoid came along. Never really had the chance and I though i'd be Stuck with this zoid for the longest time. I even thought less of it when i ended up joining the zoid fights with just, this Molga. But You? You really made this guy into something I can be very proud of. And what you've done with everything else i've dragged in off the street?"
    >Pause for effect
    "You're amazing, simple as that."
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)04:37 No.18801552
    Converse and move out to the date. I know some people probably wont like this but can we montage the date so we can get back into the actual zoids part of the zoids quest game?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)04:39 No.18801558
    Talk about the mission earlier. Tell her that her shooting was good and she maintained grace under pressure, in short she did good. Tell her that we'll work on maneuverability in the future though Vince and Audrey might be of more help with that. If she ever wants help with shelling we're her man.

    Talk about how nicely the Molga is running and how much work she's put into it, tell her it'll be sad to one day upgrade.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)04:40 No.18801567
    I was going to make a somewhat vulger quip to make about a stick shift but I've though better of it.

    Since we're in the same cockpit we could use this as an opportunity to teach her a thing or two about maneuvering a zoid.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)04:52 No.18801643
    The Lance was already replaced.
    She grins ear to ear. "Don't get all sappy over tricking out your ride, Gerald. It's an impressive Molga, to be sure, but it has its limits. Eventually you'll hit an obstacle it won't be able to overcome. That's how it is with everything." She sighs a bit, taking a more mellow expression. "I ran into a lot of obstacles, that I didn't think I'd ever overcome. But you know what, you gave me hope. It isn't just the zoid, you know. You are the one who made all those things you did in the past few days happen. You're amazing."

    She leans over your seat and kisses you on the cheek. "So if you come up against a wall, and this little wormy can't get past, I'll make you up something even better."

    You get to the restaurant, and converse, about important things, and about nothing important at all. You're waiting for the check when you notice a table across the room, thats made progressively louder noise. They're laughing and telling stories liberally.
    "And rember that time, when I had to come save you from that puny-"
    "Hey now, why you hafta bring that up?"
    You squint for a bit, and realize you recognize them.
    It's the members of the StoneAge team.
    "They're awful loud." Eri comments. Indeed they are, but they're not causing any problems. Your check arrives, and you pay for the meal. Eri insists that you let her pay.

    >Leave for home
    >Greet StoneAge
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)04:54 No.18801649
    Who were the stoneage team again?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)04:54 No.18801650
    Greet stone age, lets goad them into giving us free info about their team, they seem drunk and boastful.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)04:56 No.18801657
    Greet them, they seem friendly enough and there's no reason not to be on decent terms with the other teams. It won't effect us in the arena fights and given the amount of freelance work teams usually do, it means if they come across a job too big for them alone we'll be in their phone book.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)04:57 No.18801664
    >[x] Greet StoneAge
    This guy: >>18801650 has the right idea.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)04:57 No.18801668
    One of the teams you had the option of challenging. You had no info on their zoids or tactics.
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)04:59 No.18801687
    Well if they're drunk and Boastful maybe send Eri to go somewhere else while we talk with them, dont want them gettin Drunk and handsy.
    Just explain to her the idea and apologize for this little detour about the date

    "Sounds like you guys are quite the Zoid fighters, What'dya tear around in?"
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)05:00 No.18801695
    But if they get drunk and handsy we get to leap to defend her honor, thus making a good impression!
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)05:02 No.18801701
    And also possibly get canned from the zoid league for putting an entire zoid team in the hospital.
    Plus putting her in a situation where we could act like a white knight, doesnt make us a white knight...
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)05:04 No.18801722
    Ah, you see my friend that is the dark secret of the White Knight...
    We are hypocritical douchebags at heart who just want da pussy but are too stupid to just be up front with the girl about it.
    (My comment was a joke)
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)05:19 No.18801815
    You walk over to their table, bidding them hello. They return it heartily.
    "Hey, I know you!" a man with a bristly beard states. "You're the lad who won that battle royal a while ago. Good show man!"
    "Indeed." adds a thin faced man with lavender hair. "Quite impressive, especially the end. I got a kick out of seeing that Godos get topple over by a collapsing building."
    "Bah! I'd a lick'd ya if I were out there." a gruff man with red hair and scared forhead challenges.
    "Aw, shaddup, Lode!" the beared man barks, throwing a napkin at his face. He turns to you and holds out his hand, which you accept.
    "Call me Morgan, kid, Gerald if I remember." you nod. He laughs and gives your hand a heavy shake. "How bout it boy, wanna join our team? We could use a man like you."
    "Regrettably, I already joined a team." you inform them. "We have our first match lined up."
    "Hey, so do we!" Morgan tells you enthusiastically. "Tomorrow at noon, even. It's our first official battle. Come watch, maybe it'll change your mind!"
    You chuckle. "I'll be sure to think about it." you say, and bid them fair well.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/21/12(Sat)05:20 No.18801823
    (Field. Too. Long. Fuck)
    Walking back to where you parked the Molga, Eri looks up at you, looking a bit worried.
    "Gerald, you wouldn't really leave the team, would you?"
    You take in your arms and gently push her against the Molga.
    "You really think I'd leave a girl like you so easily?" You give her a kiss before she can answer.
    >one makeout later
    She blushes as you help her into the Molga. "I guess I don't have anything to worry about." she says with a smile.
    "Nah, you got plenty to worry about." you say dryly. "You're stuck with me forever, after all." She slugs you playfully.
    Sorry to disappoint but I'll end the thread here. Be back monday. Training, fighting, prize moneying.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)05:21 No.18801829
    We need to invest in some form of protection.
    Something to keep our balls from being severed in our sleep.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)05:23 No.18801840
    Seriously? You didn't attempt to get any info out of them at all?
    Not even a "Hey so what zoids are you guys running at the moment? or "What are you favourite zoids to use guys?" even a bit more agressive "I bet you guys pilot guysacs don't you? With your skill level I wouldn't be suprised"
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)05:25 No.18801845

    Socializing wasn't the aim, it was information gathering that was the point of talking to them. *sigh*
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)05:25 No.18801847
    They have a battle before we do. You, know, where they use all their zoids and weapons? For everyone to see?
    >> Servant Of The Emperor 04/21/12(Sat)05:25 No.18801851
    Considering that chances that our stalker was watching us the whole time through long range binoculars with a knife in his mouth?
    I wholeheartedly agree, perhaps some sort of albino attack gorilla.
    [so much for trying to sneak tactics out of the StoneAge though]
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)05:32 No.18801885
    I suppose you are right, but in character we didn't know that to begin with and they may have other zoids they have preference for locked up in storage. I just though it would be a good chance to get some behind the scenes info. *shrug*
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)06:27 No.18802141
    Still here OP?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)06:30 No.18802153
    >>Sorry to disappoint but I'll end the thread here. Be back monday. Training, fighting, prize moneying.

    Shit I didn't see this. :(

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