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    67 KB Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)18:12 No.19028245  
    >previous thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18938517/

    You are Gerald DeFlynn. You got the touch, you got the power~. For a moment, at least. While the battle against the group of bandits was going well, a tactical error and some bad luck cause you Molga's system to freeze. Thankfully your mommy came by and had a talk with those mean boys, they were very sorry and promised never to do it again. The ones that lived, anyway.

    You and Vince both depart from the town of Bursberry, having got both your zoids fixed up. It will be midnight when you arrive at Sidewinder base, leaving you with 2 and a half days before your scheduled battle with Team Stone Age.

    You headed strait to bed after arriving, tired from your ordeal and near death experience. You awake at dawn, though still feeling slightly tired.

    >What do
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)18:15 No.19028281
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    Personal Assets:
    Molga(Light Damage)
    9,600 credits
    One side arm
    One heavy Anti-Zoid Rifle.

    Team Assets:
    One Demantis
    One Hound Soldier(light Damage)
    One Cannon Tortoise
    One Gordos
    Two Heldigunners
    One Guysack
    One Malder
    One Gustav (Heavy Damage)
    50,000 credits
    1,400 credits worth of ammo

    Red Horn,Damaged, Sub weapons missing.
    Guysack and Malder spare parts
    Beam cannon
    Electromagnetic beam cannon
    1 Molga's worth of parts

    Sidewinder base:

    Storage-Lv. 2 =8 Squares(1medium zoid per square)

    To upgrade to the next level:
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)18:27 No.19028442
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    Combat Pasta
    How Combat Works
    Stats Breakdown:
    Shelling: You ability to use and accurately hit with guns and other ranged weapons.
    CRC: Your ability in using melee attacks and weapons.
    Maneuver: Determines your ability to evade attacks and traverse difficult terrain. Your effective maneuver score cannot be higher than the Zoid you are currently piloting's Maneuverability. If your pilot stat is 4, but your zoid's stat is only 3, you only have use of the 3 points for determining your evasive score in battle.
    For any action you wish to take, you must roll a D10 to determine success. What else goes into determining success is as followed.
    Ranged attack: Difficulty of success is determined by taking the opponent's Maneuver skill plus their zoid's Maneuverability, then subtracting your Shelling skill from the total. This number is never reduced below zero. After that, any bonuses or penalties to both sides are applied, such as cover and non optimal range, and a final total is determined. You must then beat this total with your D10 roll. If successful, your enemy is struck, and damaged is determined according to armor and weapon power.
    A natural ten is a critical strike. It automatically hits the enemy, as well as any specific portion that was being aimed at without fail. Additional damage is also dealt.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)18:28 No.19028459
    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: When you wish to take 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.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)19:05 No.19028989
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)19:30 No.19029412
    Threads a little early today isn't it?

    Okay, so first things first, breakfast. Then we need to see how long it'll take to get one of those Heldigunners up and running for that aquatic mission we still need to do. We may still have to rent a zoid.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)19:33 No.19029456
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    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)19:33 No.19029470
    Trying to make it so I can end it earlier, I have to go to work tomorrow morning and can't really stay up till 3 am
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)19:38 No.19029537
    Hound soldier is still damaged, huh? Crud, that'll need to be fixed. And we still need the det cord installed into our Molga. And we need those one of those Heldi's fixed up. Poor Eri.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)19:39 No.19029562
    Good luck with that. I'm pretty sure most of our crew are night owls or european timezone.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)19:42 No.19029607
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    (Silence is consensus)

    You lay in bed another ten minutes, before raising yourself and making your way to the kitchen. No one's there, though a plate is set out for you. A single piece of toast, with a small omelet on top. Looks like Eri couldn't decide between angry or relieved.

    You finish eating and head out to the hangar. Only the Heldigunners have arrived, most of your other salvage will arrive by tomorrow or later. One's still somewhat banged up, but another looks good as new.

    Eri and her father are going over the Hound, looks like they got up early to start fixing it up. Everything exept the missing armor looks repair, and they seem to be affixing the main cannons to its back, must have come in last night.

    >What do?
    >> AC-Guy 05/08/12(Tue)19:42 No.19029613

    Ha HA!

    I'm ready to go. I'll have to pop off in about three hours for AC Quest, but still.

    I'm gonna go ahead and support >>19029412
    >> AC-Guy 05/08/12(Tue)19:46 No.19029682

    Talk to them about quickly fixing whatever's wrong on the nicer of the two Heldis, or at least running a diagnostic to see how messed up it even is.

    Then see about running the aquatic mission while they fix up/mod our Molga.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)19:50 No.19029767
    Well we already know Eri will be taking care of the Molga regardless when she installs the Det cord. If they're busy, we could look over the damage on the Heldigunners. Try and discern whether there's time to get one running or if we should rent?
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)20:00 No.19029970
    Ask them how bad off the Hound is, then ask if they can help you with the Heldigunners for your Aquatic mission
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)20:01 No.19029984
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    You make your way over and greet them.
    "How's it look?"
    "It's not too bad, considuring those Rightward fellows fixed it up some for us." Mr. Lowe comments as he continues guiding Eri as she lowers the Cannon on a pulley. "Just need to get some armor shipped in, should have plenty of time."
    "You working too, old man?"
    He knits his brow. "Did you think I was just some useless drunk?"

    You hold back any comment you might have had, and Eri comes down from securing the component.
    "All done!" she says triumphantly. "Now I just need to hit Vince over the head and everything'll be square."

    You bring up the Heldigunners. Eri tells you the better one is in prime condition, what little damage it had, your clients fixed up for you. The other one just needs some armor patched up, and it's gun tinkered with.
    "I can probably fix that myself in an hour."

    That leaves 2 available Heldi's, and Rick's still hanging around, he'd probably help out too. You might could call Sarah, too.

    >Who do you take for the Underwater Sleeper Job?

    [ ]Audrey
    [ ]Eri
    [ ]Rick
    [ ]Sarah
    (Vince will stay behind to test the Hound's systems)
    >> AC-Guy 05/08/12(Tue)20:05 No.19030073

    Sarah was the Tsundere one we beat in the free for all right?

    I vote either her or Audrey.

    Primarily because if we're awesome enough, we can convince her to switch teams.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)20:12 No.19030207
    I don't see any reason not to take rick, especially since he can bring his own zoid. Audrey could be good too if she has any experience in an aquatic zoid. I'd like to train Eri a bit more before we stick her underwater since she can barely maneuver on land. It's too bad the sleepers will be out of range of the Gordos rail guns. Not sure about Sarah, I guess if Audrey has underwater experience we'll use her but if not we can call up Sarah?
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)20:28 No.19030537
    Ah, i forgot to mention

    You can bring more than one person. Rick has his Sinker, and Sarah can use her Viper, so you and someone else can use a Heldi, for a maximum of 4 pilots
    >> AC-Guy 05/08/12(Tue)20:30 No.19030582

    So then lets take Audrey and see if Rick and Sarah want to come along for the ride.

    If anybody acts suspicious as to why we're bringing so many just say it's faster and safer, we don't want to wreck our shit too badly right before we go into another match.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)20:33 No.19030627

    Viper's aquatic? I didn't know that.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)20:55 No.19031025
    Take Rick, Sarah and Audrey. We may as well bring a pile because we're hopefully going to get a lot of salvage and we want this to be a milk run not a tough fight.

    Someone should drive the Gustav near where we're going, probably keeping their Zoid on the storage so we can bring everything back with us.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)20:59 No.19031112
    You find Audrey, and ask her if she's ever piloted underwater. She shakes her head.
    "I don't know if I can do it right, by I can try if you want me too."
    You thank her and find Rick, who's looking over his Sinker.
    "Yeah, I can help you, dude. Least I can do for fixing my ride up, just say when."

    You tell him you'll call him when your ready, then go to call Sarah on the video phone. Or rather, you call her base. Some one you never seen before answer. It's a man with a long goatee that curls up.
    "Whadaya want?" he says crudely. "We're not buying any subscriptions."

    >What say?
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)21:02 No.19031159
    Hi, I'm Gerald, I'm a friend of Sarah. Could you put her on the line? I was wondering if she would care to join me and some friends on a job a bit later today.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)21:11 No.19031299
    Don't mention the job.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)21:21 No.19031452
    Dont mention the job. We need an excuse to talk to Sarah.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)21:21 No.19031459
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    He raises an eyebrow. "Friends? With that brat? Hah!" He takes an opened can and drinks. "I don't know any Gerald anyway."
    "Her and her Uncle like to refer to me by my last name." he suggest.
    "And what might that be?" he says, taking another drink.
    He spits, and coughs. His rough features suddenly look more timid. "O-oh! You're THAT guy, ahem. Y-you want to talk to the boss?"
    "I already told you I wanted to speak to Sarah."
    He clears his throat again. "Yeah, I'll put you through, just hold on a sec."
    The screen blinks, and after a minute comes back on. Sarah is on the other end, drying her hair with a towel.
    "Oh, it's you." she says. "I was wondering why Skiff was freakin out."
    "What's that about?"
    "After what happened before, uncle declared your name is God to his teammates. You need a favor, they do it, no questions asked."
    You chuckle a bit. That man owing you a favor or two could come in handy.

    >Talk Business
    >Talk Pleasure
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)21:26 No.19031525
    Start by talking business, then move on to talking pleasure.

    Hey Sarah, want to go on a routine Sleeper zoid mission. It's by the water, we currently have a guy with a Sinker, Me and Audrey are taking some Heldigunners we acquired. Care to join us, it'll be fun.

    Then ask how her life has been on her end, if we missed any cool zoid matches or local events while we were out, small talk.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)21:28 No.19031546
    We should go straight to business and leave time for pleasure when we are actually going to the location.
    >> The Unstopable Bistro !HAPPYp0V4U 05/08/12(Tue)21:38 No.19031724
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    >dumping some zoids pics you could use.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)21:40 No.19031750
    "So how are you underwater?" you start casually.
    "We're talking zoids, right?" she jokes.
    "I do okay, I guess. Haven't praticed that much, but I can get by. Why you ask?"

    You go in detail over the mission you took. Her lip curls in the corner of her mouth.
    "Underwater sleepers, you sure about this? Lot's of nests got damaged by the asteroids, but an underwater one will likely be at full strength. You're looking at 20 enemies at least, easy."
    "I've had worse odds."
    "Bullshit." she counters.
    "I'm serious, though I did need help then." you tell her.

    She think for a moment. "Yeah, okay, I'll lend you a hand. But we bug out if things go south, got it?"
    "I don't think you have any room to lecture me on that." you comment, earning a pout out of her. "And tell Vlad what your doing this time, I don't want him coming after me cause you ran off on your own again."
    She looks defeated. "Yeah, alright."
    >Talk(what say?)
    >Hang up
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)21:44 No.19031807
    (brb, getting foodstuffs)
    >> The Unstopable Bistro !HAPPYp0V4U 05/08/12(Tue)21:45 No.19031819
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    >> The Unstopable Bistro !HAPPYp0V4U 05/08/12(Tue)21:46 No.19031836
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    HANG UP.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)21:46 No.19031839
    Talk about zoid stuff. Our recent battle, if she's done anything dangerous recently. If she's needed to be bailed out again. That kinda stuff.
    >> The Unstopable Bistro !HAPPYp0V4U 05/08/12(Tue)21:46 No.19031850
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    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)21:47 No.19031863
    Talk, ask how life's been going with her team, her life in general. If there was anything really important that we missed while we were out saving a mine. Tell her about our marvelous adventures in MOLGA STRONGING people over at the mines.
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    >> The Unstopable Bistro !HAPPYp0V4U 05/08/12(Tue)21:47 No.19031873
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    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)21:47 No.19031874
    Ask if anything big has happened as far as jobs or
    matches went then hang up (after she answers).
    >> The Unstopable Bistro !HAPPYp0V4U 05/08/12(Tue)21:49 No.19031899
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    >> The Unstopable Bistro !HAPPYp0V4U 05/08/12(Tue)21:50 No.19031915
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    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)21:53 No.19031970
    /tg/ I propose we focus our romantic efforts on Eri....and be bloody careful about our flirtatious ways. We are in real good with Eri and her Dad right now. Cocking it up by causing a catfight's the last thing we need. (I don't believe in harem ends)

    Focus on business/friend zoning Sarah. Hell maybe Vlad himself will come on this one with one of his Zoids. That wouldn't be hilarious or anything.
    >> The Unstopable Bistro !HAPPYp0V4U 05/08/12(Tue)21:54 No.19031999
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    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)21:54 No.19032009
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    go big or go home
    Doesn't sound like harem ending.
    >> The Unstopable Bistro !HAPPYp0V4U 05/08/12(Tue)21:54 No.19032014
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    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)21:57 No.19032044
    /tg/ has had a tendency to hit on anything applicable in Zoids Quest. Yes even the zoids.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)21:58 No.19032067
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    I agree, we're not going to make any romantic advances towards Sarah, we already are going out with a smoking hot mechanic, what Zoid Jockey could ever want more. But we ought to be friendly and stay on good terms with her and her team.
    Harem endings are difficult to pull off and would not keep us on good terms with Vince, Eri's Dad, and probably Eri herself.
    That is because Zoids are adorable, look at this.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)21:59 No.19032079
    That picture made me cringe. Ick.
    >> AC-Guy 05/08/12(Tue)22:00 No.19032086

    Personally, I think that while both of them are potential love interest territory I'm not sure we've 'settled' on one yet.

    Right now, we get friendly with everyone. Not TOO friendly, since we don't want to look like a man whore, but still. Once things look like they're about to get hot and heavy we can start talking serious. For all we know, neither of them are about us, and if I remember correctly Gerald BURIED his last couple girlfriends.

    We said we like them, that we would protect them, and didn't want them to get hurt. None of these are necessarily connected, nor romantic in nature.

    Therefore we plead ignorance and act vaguely suave until they're all DESPERATE for it. Never commit to anything, never act like we're shooting for a harem end. Not that we would say NO if it came up, but we shouldn't be actively shooting for that goal.
    >> AC-Guy 05/08/12(Tue)22:03 No.19032138

    Just my two cents anyway. Never SAY anything for certain, and act surprised when they accuse us. After all, nothing wrong with a little joking between friends right?

    "Wait, we're dating? I mean, I kinda like you and we went out that one time for dinner.... I didn't know it was that serious, or that they took the flirting as anything more than a friendly joke. I'll stop if it bothers you, but I really didn't think it would."
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)22:05 No.19032181
    We've made out with Eri. So yes, we've lead her on in a major way but are not presently in a declared relationship. AKA: Without settling things with her we could ruin everything if we over do it with other people.

    I don't mind us flirting with Sarah, it could be part of our personality. But we should not make a real move until we have an understanding, one way or another, with Eri.

    The Drama Train is down the tunnel. We should pay care not to be over run.

    Note: I'd be in agreement with you if we had not made out with Eri or said very strong words to her Dad in regards to protecting her.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)22:07 No.19032211
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    You talk about the happenings of the past few days. She's been allowed to go out since yesterday, but didn't really do anything. You talk about your job, and the battle with the brigands, and how you had to be saved by your mom.
    "Oh hush." you grumble. "I had to save you."
    "Yeah, but you mom?!" she says weakly between cracking up. "That is so lame!"
    "It's not my fault she's an unstoppable badass."
    "Uhuh." she mockingly concurs. "So what's this so called badass's name?"

    She seriousess the fuck up. "Gwen who?"
    "Walton." You say. The look on her face is priceless.
    "Bullshit." she counters, though uncertainly.
    "Why would I lie about my mom's name? She went back to her maiden one after she divorced my dad."
    Her mouth gapes open further.
    "Your mom's the-"
    "Yes." you revel in her shock, until she squeels.
    "Ohmygod! Is she there?! Can I talk to her?!" She seems excited. When you tell her she isn't, she looks rather disapointed.
    "I idalized her when I was growing up. I still got a poster with her on it."

    >What say?
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)22:11 No.19032273
    "Well next time I see her I'll be sure to ask her to come by and meet you. Might even con an autograph out of her."
    >> AC-Guy 05/08/12(Tue)22:12 No.19032291

    We're on a team together, have an established working relationship, and are solidly in 'friends' territory if nothing else. That alone most people would be willing to start a fight over, especially mercenary types like ourselves. Where gold buys blood a real friend is worth something more.

    I don't think we should make a serious move on anybody yet, make-outs aside. That said casual flirting and banter should be a thing right up until somebody actually tells us to stop, THEN we will tone it down.


    "She said something about coming by to visit in the near future. If you aren't too busy with team stuff over there I might invite you over to meet her."

    The obvious implication is that if she joined our team, she gets to hang out with the awesome people more.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)22:15 No.19032331
    And now you know why I don't mention my mother all that often, I love her dearly but every time it's come up in the past it's been a can your mother help us take these guys, or you're not as good as your mom, or you must be amazing you're the Crimson Gale's son. Still it gives me a goal, for people to say oh, you're Gerald DeFlynns mom? That's impressive.

    Well if she ever comes to visit I'll let you know, I ought to be able to wrangle an autograph for you, though you could just come over when this happens.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)22:34 No.19032675
    (sorry im taking so long, trying to get some kind of map ready)
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)22:37 No.19032729
    I don't disagree with that stance. Still my goal was mostly to bring awareness to the issue. So mission accomplished.

    Tell Sarah we'd rather not advertise it. So keep it under her hat. We don't need everyone trying to contact her through us after all.

    Oh random thought. Can we equip our under water zoid with depth charges?
    >> AC-Guy 05/08/12(Tue)22:39 No.19032757
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    Are you suggesting that depth charges wouldn't be standard issue?
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)22:41 No.19032802
    We never asked!

    They aren't!
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)22:42 No.19032814
    Doubtful for low tier amphibious zoids (wiki doesnt have any listed either).
    >> AC-Guy 05/08/12(Tue)22:45 No.19032860

    Well.... shit. I guess I just assumed that one would have depth charges for an aquatic mission.

    I apparently assume a lot of things when it comes to the presence of high explosives.

    Mostly to do with their presence.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)22:47 No.19032897
    Let's see...Det cord attached to drums half filled with dirt and air? oooh maybe some ink in the dirt? Oil? Some other dispercent so we can release, detonate, and thus deploy a smoke cloud.

    Wait we are in the middle of a conversation. We should finish up, excuse ourselves, and scribble weapon plans with crayo...make design documents.
    >> AC-Guy 05/08/12(Tue)22:52 No.19032973

    I have this awesome mental image of Gerald getting drunk and making some awesome plans for a weapon, and then Eri finds it and shows it to him the next morning.

    "You didn't exactly say how the 'super big laser' was even supposed to be MADE. You just wanted to put a Shield Liger on a treadmill and have him pow- oh wait, there's a note here saying to 'brib' me into figuring out the 'technie bit'."
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)22:53 No.19032993
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    "Mom said she'd stop by sometime. I'll let you know when, just keep this quiet, ok?"
    "Sure thing, people bug me whenever they want to get in touch with uncle, I can't imagine how anoying it be for you." She straitens up a bit. "So where you heading for this job, anyway?"
    "Hang on a minute." you move your hands over the console and bring up a map. "We'll head to the garrison of Daleport, then work our way to the nest from there."
    After looking over it, she pipes up. "Hey, this takes you right past Cloverton. That's where I'm at, I can just meet up with you there."
    Well that's convenient.
    "We'll probably head that way around noonish, be sure you got everything ready."
    "K, be seeing you, Caterpillar d-"
    You hang up and the screen dies.
    It's a little after seven now.

    >What do?
    >> AC-Guy 05/08/12(Tue)22:59 No.19033092

    Get shit sorted with the rest of the team for the mission, prepare to move out.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)22:59 No.19033099
    "Squid depth charges" discuss with Eri. The key bit is making them deployable and then explodable from inside the Heldigunner.

    If that doesn't work...review under water combat strategies? See about making sandwitches so people have lunch ready? Discuss strategies with Rick and such?

    See what Vince is up to. Even if we only have so many under water zoids, having a solid shooter on the edge of the lake could be very useful. Both in the even of ambush and for skeet shooting assuming an opportunity arises.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:02 No.19033148
    So I've been thinking what will our final tier Zoid be (for far future, like up a few ranks) I've personally been thinking something along the lines of a

    Also check everything and make sure we can transport as much salvage as possible (stop in town and rent flatbeds to hook up to our zoids)
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:02 No.19033149
    Go to our Molga and give it a big hug. Tell her that we'll be using another zoid for a bit but we still love her.

    Get people together, talk about strategies with them, Rick probably knows the most about aquatic zoid combat so let him take point on this one. Give Eri a hug and a kiss and tell her we'll bring plenty of gifts back.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:06 No.19033243

    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:07 No.19033258
    I'd rather have a Zero Souga or a Diablo Tiger.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)23:14 No.19033359
    You make your way over to your Molga. You look upon the damage forlornly, as well as visualizing the damage already repaired. You've been in dangeous situations before, but that was the first time you recall that you genuinly thought you were going to die.

    "Hey, hotshot." Eri calls you, snapping you back to attention. "Working on the other Heldi, should be good to go soon."
    "Thanks for all the hard work." you respond. "Think you can rig up any kind of depth charge weapon?"
    She shakes her head. "For something zoid scale, and able to have any effect? You'd need a really big charge. And in a Underwater zoid, it wouldn't do any good unless you had something to shoot em for you. We're talking Gojulas big. I think they made something like that for the Mariner version, actually."
    "Is that right?" you trail off, looking back at your zoid. Your quiet for a while.

    "Gerald?" Eri says abrubtly. "Is something wrong?"
    You look back at her, a worried expression on her face.

    >Tell her what happened
    >Play it off.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:16 No.19033387
    >Tell her what happened

    This is the worst idea ever! Let's do it!
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:18 No.19033433
    Tell her what happened.

    I nearly died the other day, despite this scar and the number of people I've seen die this is the first time I was absolutely sure that I was going to kick the bucket. It rattled me pretty hard.

    Usually I know I'm going to pull through due to a combination of balls, piloting skill and inherent luck, that time, I couldn't see a way out. I'll be ok.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:18 No.19033437
    I was thinking those 2 since we have Vince and Audrey for the close up and personal role while ours has been tactical or heavy weapons so both of those fit one of the roles (whatever we end up specializing in) although really its just a personal opinion and fully up in the air for what happens.

    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:22 No.19033520
    >Zoids Quest
    >Maverick Hunters Quest
    >AC Quest up soon
    >Just started playing Lotro this week

    Gah. Too many thing, not enough time. Catching up now.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)23:30 No.19033666
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    You take a deep breath.
    "Eri, I don't think Vince told you, mainly cause I didn't give him the details myself. I screwed up, and it nearly got me killed." Her eyes widen a bit as you continued. "Thinking about it, I was being baited, I should have figured it out if I thought about it a bit. But I was feeling cocky, and did something rash. Then my computer froze. I was going to die, really I should have, the odds my mom was there to save me then are ridiculous."

    She stares at you for a moment. She doesn't cry, or yell, or show any sign of being angry or upset. Her neutrality starts to unnerve you, until she pulls you into a hug.
    "You made a mistake." she says softly. "Everyone does it. Sometimes it causes something bad to happen, sometimes nothing happens at all."

    You hold her, and you sort of just stand there for a while. Rick starts heading your way, but quickly ducks out when he see's you two are having a 'moment'.

    After a while, she looks up at you, a few tears in her eyes, but she ignores them for the time being.
    "Feel better?" she asks.

    >What say?
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:32 No.19033714
    Much better.

    Give her a kiss.

    If you ever need this same treatment I'll be there for you.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:32 No.19033715
    and, caught up.
    "A bit, you?"
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:34 No.19033756
    "I think we need more hugging. Might even take a kiss to fix this."
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:41 No.19033882
    That and the Diablo TIger is from the FUTURE.
    Also, just saying but based on gerald propensity for Stealth, i'd think the Rayse Tiger would fit better then the Brastle, though i like the Brastle a lot. it's just that it cant do stealth because it's a giant heat sig.
    Im not so sure a Tiger type really fits him anyway, personally, but damned if i can think what does.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:44 No.19033922
    And? We just need to engineer some ZOS Space/Time shenanigans and we'll be all set. Best part of it, the Diablo Tiger comes with a cloak too.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:47 No.19033970
    A giant Molga, it's like a normal Molga but scaled up.

    The real answer is something with a good pile of guns, but my biggest priority is bullshit sneaky fucker tactics. Stealth systems are necessary.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)23:47 No.19033973
    She giggles a bit, and you kiss.
    "AH. EM." you hear a voice grunt. You look away and see her dad, tapping his foot.
    "Well, hey there, Mr Lowe." you say sheepishly.
    "You know I'd kill you, if I didn't know you were a good boy." he responds grouchily.

    After awkwardly parting, you round up Audrey and Rick. Rick does indeed have some knowledge pertaining to underwater combat. He details some things to keep an eye out for, such as currents, counter currents, pressure, and crush depth.

    After about an hour, you head out to the hanger, and notice something astonishing. The Gustav, which was all but bricked when you brought it in, is relatively patched up, even the missing shell is in place.

    "You suprised?" Eri comments when she found you looking it over.
    "Very." you confirm. "How'd you fix this so fast?"
    "There was a Gustav wreck about 25 miles east of here. It was buried pretty deep, and didn't seem like it'd be valuable enough to bother with, but the armor plate was still in decent condition. Rick helped me dig that part out, and I got a few other parts too. She's still not good as new, but it'll get you where you need to go."
    "You really are incredible, you know that?"
    "You don't need to keep telling me the obvious." Eri jeers, sticking out her tongue.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:50 No.19034058
    Yeah i was thinking brastle only if we drop stealth and only go for firepower since it is one of the top zoids within that category and we wont be using stealth anyway once we switch to the horn.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)23:52 No.19034089
    Getting some supplies together, you and Audrey ride out in the Gustav, while Rick follows in his Sinker. Both Heldigunners are loaded up, and you make your way north. A little bit past noon, you arrive in Cloverton. It's actually pretty nice, a lot of greenery and the air isn't so arid. Must be an oasis in the middle.
    True to its name sake, there's a lot of white clover blooming around town. You pull up and park inside the gate, but see no sign of Sarah.

    >What do?
    >> AC-Guy 05/08/12(Tue)23:54 No.19034126
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    If we're talking End-Game Zoids, I'm gonna have to put a vote down for the Energy Liger.

    Built off the same frame the Liger Zero was, much earlier, has melee that rivals a Blade Liger, good offense, and is dead killy at a range. It maneuvers as good or better than any other ground type, has a good speed to it, and looks downright badass. If we could stick a particle beam in it's mouth, which should be more than feasible due to it's INSANE power output, I would gladly put it against any Zoid, one on TWO.

    Also, while it didn't see the same production as later variants and tended to be hard to grab: It beat the Liger Zero into existence by quite a bit, enough so that us getting one would actually be POSSIBLE if we're about where I think we are in the timeline.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:54 No.19034135

    Get on the radio: "Agent Bob, Agent Bob, come in Agent Bob. Objective is in sight. Commencing operation Swordfish, do you confirm?"
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:54 No.19034143
    Hey ZM, you're cool with some ZOS shenanigans, right?
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:55 No.19034147
    >>The real answer is something with a good pile of guns, but my biggest priority is bullshit sneaky fucker tactics. Stealth systems are necessary.
    I think I remember suggesting this as something along those lines in one of the early threads: http://zoids.wikia.com/wiki/Ice_Blazer

    At the very least, if we could even find one, it'd be a good second best, assuming theres something better out there.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:55 No.19034158
    Try to get her on the radio or phone. If nothing happens we'll drop by where she lives and knock on her door and ask if she's allowed to come out and play.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/08/12(Tue)23:56 No.19034183
    What might you mean by ZOS? I feel like its something obvious that I should already know about
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:57 No.19034207
    probably means this
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:59 No.19034224

    The activation of it caused a huge space/time upheaval and created a crazy mishmash world that contained every Zoids game, anime and whatnot produced up to that point. It was cool.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)00:03 No.19034300
    ah, that.
    No, that's not going to be happening, simply because the timeline is based solely on the battle story of the actual toys. I do take some nods from the other media, but don't expect any time hopping shenanigans
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:04 No.19034314
    Eh. Personally I think it would have been better if the games had just focus on a unique story withing one of the existing timelines instead of going into cameo crossover mania.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:04 No.19034324
    Aww. Oh well, that at least still gives us a shot at the Diablo Tiger since it does come back in time somehow during the battle story.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:15 No.19034543
    Finding one of those would be hellish not even bringing up affording it or stealing it from whoever the rightful owner is.

    Honestly for our next upgrade I'd really like to see if we could find a Shadow Fox, it'd be hypothetically possible to find I think and not absurdly out of our range like the Diablo, Ice Blazer, and some of the truly absurd Ligers.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:22 No.19034665
    Make some calls. If no answer ask for directions to vlad from random people. He's sure to have a name for himself.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)00:24 No.19034700
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    You try calling on the radio, but don't get any response. You see a local policeman, and ask him where her base might be. After giving some directions, you make your way to a large building. It looks...intimidating. Tall, thick walls, gun emplacements, the works. Vlad likely made a few enemies, so you can't really blame him.

    You get to the intercom, and get that guy Skiff again. He doesn't panic this time, and lets you in. You head in by yourself, since Rick had a convenient allergy to clover, and Adrey said she saw a nice looking cloud in the sky.
    Making your way down the hall, you get a glimps of a rather fierce looking machine. You ponder if it's Vlads, when you here a slight ruckus.

    In the middle of the hanger, Sarah and some other guy are arm wrestling, and a few others are chanting and exchanging bills, one seems to be taking bets. Sarah has her coat she usualy wears off, and is suprisingly muscular. Both her and her opponent are putting in a great effort, from the looks of it, their hands dead even.

    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:25 No.19034735
    Bet 20 on Sarah.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:25 No.19034747
    bet fifty credits on the girl!
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:26 No.19034755
    Put 10 credits on Sarah. Don't announce our presence to her, it'll throw off her concentration. Watch the match carefully.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)00:36 No.19034909
    You casualy stroll up to them and hold up a bill.
    "Fifty says she kicks his ass." you say quietly. The mechanic taking odds nods and grabs the money. You watch the two. Sarah looks really into it, like she's enjoying herself. Thinking about it, you both never really did anything that wold count as just hanging out. You were either shooting at each other, trying to keep each other from getting killed, or simply exchanging insults. What ever it is she does, though, she always seems to put her whole soul into it. She'd probably be fun to spend time with.

    Moments later, a grin creeps up on her face. "Got you." she says.
    "What?" the other responds, only for her to put his hand down to just a few milimeters from the table. "How?!"
    "You shifted cause your elbow was getting sore. Don't be so gutless next time." she declares, finally putting him down. Whoops and swears alike erupt, as she sits up and stretches. "Man, that took too long." she notes, humming in satisfaction.

    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:37 No.19034926
    Come up from behind, grab her chest, say "Guess Who."
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)00:40 No.19034977

    Lets NOT do that.


    Get her attention, see if she's ready to go.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:41 No.19034992
    Groping is a big no.

    Sneaking up behind her and saying "Boo" is just fine. Then ask the rest of the group if Sarah is free to come and play.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:45 No.19035047
    Fuuuck no.

    Collect our winnings. Make a face when she spots us. Proceed into conversation about being ready to go and sorting out if there's anything that needs doing first. Then proceed!
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)00:55 No.19035193
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    You pocket your hundred and walk up behind her.
    "Nice work, champ." She jumps at the sound of your voice at looks back nervously.
    "Wha-DeFlynn? When did you get here?" she says, grabbing for her jacket while keeping her back to you.
    "Just a few minutes ago. You won me fifty creds, by the way." Her face flushes a bit, and she finally manages to get her jacket thrown on.
    "You could have called, you know?"
    "I did, I guess you were a bit to preoccupied?"
    "Yeah, I guess." she coughs a bit. "My Viper's ready to go, I'll get in and meet up outside."
    She hurries down the hanger to her Stealth Viper, and you make your way back outside, before confirming with one of the men present that she did indeed talk to her uncle about going out.

    You leave town, and continue heading north. Sarah loaded the Viper up, and is riding in the backseat with you and Audrey.

    >Skip ahead
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:58 No.19035233
    CONVERSE! No clue what about though.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)01:00 No.19035258

    That was rather impressive, thanks for the 50 creds. I didn't expect you to be the Arm Wrestling champion of your team. Those are some pretty impressive guns you've got there by the way.

    So do you often jump into a strange man's Gustav and go on wacky adventures? Or am I just special?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)01:00 No.19035267
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)01:15 No.19035423
    "It's not about muscle so much as technique." she comments. "I'm not even that built, unless you're comparing me to the girly twigs you chase after."
    "I don't chase, I bide."
    "Thanks for the fifty."
    "Half of that's mine."
    "Hey, come on, I bet that fair and square."
    "And I won it for you. I get half." she says snidely.
    "Are you always this stingy?"
    "Only when it let's me aggravate you."

    You arrive in Daleport as the sun begins to set. There's actual Garison forces stationed here, probably because its a port town. You make your way towards the water, and begin offloading your zoids.

    >Get to work
    >Dress rehearsal
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)01:20 No.19035465
    >Dress rehearsal
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)01:20 No.19035470
    Eri honestly isn't a twig, she's a mechanic who spends her time working on zoids. Mechanics are rarely if ever wimps.

    Dress rehearsal, we'll be up against a not that disturbed sleeper nest in zoids half of us aren't that familiar with and only 1 of us really spends much time doing combat in the water. We should get used to our zoids, get used to the water and work out a plan. Which is probably going to be scout, determine enemy composition,

    We're going to want to lure them to the shallows and the shore where amphibians shine. If we get them close to the surface the Sinker can also use it's flight to take shots at them while being hard to hit.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)01:36 No.19035609
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)01:42 No.19035661
    "Okay, everybody, before we go in, lets be sure we actually know what we're doing."

    You all go into the water, and start moving into the deep area. Rick speeds ahead, like you figured. Sarah follows suit. She reminds you the Viper has a lower crush depth, since it wasn't meant for deep sea use. You move your Heldigunner up from the ground you were walking on. Your maneuver is rough, since you don't have any real underwater experience, but the concept isn't that different from moving in the sand.

    ["Wahah!"] Audrey cries out. You look back and see her zoid floundering about.
    "Audrey, are you ok?" you say over the com.
    ["H-help! I'm sinking!"]
    "Audrey, your not sinking, and even if you were, you have solid ground right below you that you can climb out with."
    ["I know, but..."] she sniffs a bit. ["I don't think I want to do this after all."]
    A thought hits you. "Audrey, do you know how to swim?"
    ["...no, not really."] she says, embarrassed.
    ["Oh boy."] Sarah chimes in.
    ["What should we do, dude?"] Rick asks. ["We'll be short a zoid without her."]

    >Try to instruct her
    >Have Rick instruct her
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)01:43 No.19035673

    Are we ready for some submarine style battles! Lets see if we cant get away with a Sean Connery accent. (None of you know what I am referencing, Im guessing.)
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)01:46 No.19035694
    Have Rick help her since he has the most experience while we should get ourselves sorted out completely.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)01:48 No.19035713
    Let's try to instruct her. We'll have Rick instruct her on the finer points of handling a Zoid underwater, but teaching someone to swim, one of the most important things is trust and so on, and we've known her longer than Rick and she trusts us quite a lot. So let's park the Heldis, get her out of the Zoid and teach her to swim. We'll show her the water isn't something to be scared of.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)01:50 No.19035725
    >We'll instruct her.

    Go over to her. "Hey, you trust me right? Its not that hard, see? Its like...flying but underwater." Demonstrate. "Do what I do." She is a fast learner right?
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)02:02 No.19035841
    (huh, this is a pretty well thought out suggestion, really)

    "Audrey, can you get yourself out of the water?"
    ["Yes."] she answers, gradually reaching the bottom, and walking up to the shore. You go ahead and find a swimsuit rental. You bring her in and after she changed, take her down into the water. You get in, but she hesitates.

    "Come on, you don't need to be scared." you assure her, holding out your hand. She slowly takes it, and gradually walks in. She shivers in the fairly warm water once its up to her shoulders. "I'm here, don't be scarred." She clings to you.
    "I have dreams." she says while shivering. "I'm surrounded by water, and I'm trapped. I'm scarred." She starts to cry. "I'm sorry, I thought I could do it if I was in a zoid but I'm still scarred. I'm scarred." she repeats. This may be harder than you thought.

    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)02:14 No.19035926

    "Want to know a little secret? I'm scared too. When I was younger I was scared of the dark, so scared that my mom would come in and hold my hand until I fell asleep. Over time, I could finally sleep in the dark by myself. Do you know why? Because I knew my mom would come and sing me to sleep and hold my hand. Let me do the same for you."
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)02:25 No.19036031
    She snifs and looks into your eyes.
    "Yeah. Audrey, everyone is scarred of something. That doesn't mean you have to be scarred all by your self. Me, Eri, and everyone else, we're here for you. You ever need help, we'll come running. You don't have to let the fear control you."
    You stand in the water, the waves splashing against you. Audrey winces at each wave, but becomes less tense over time. She doesn't stop shivering, but it lessens.
    "I'll try," she finally says. "if you keep holding my hand, I'll try."
    You smile. "Alright. The first step is kicking your feet."

    (To be continued tomorow at around 4. Goodnight for now)
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)03:08 No.19036420
    See you then ZM, take care of yourself.

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