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    285 KB Part 2 Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)16:46 No.19042971  
    >Previous thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/19028245/

    You are Gerald DeFlynn. You have set out with some teammates and friends for a mission. After arriving at the sight, you discovered that Audrey had a crippling fear of water, that she neglected to bring up earlier.
    After having a heart to heart with her, and teaching her how to swim outside a zoid, she seems to have calmed down a considerable amount.
    She remounts her Heldigunner, and you do the same.
    Team Composition:
    Sarah-Stealth Viper

    The Sinker has the highest crush depth, despite having weaker armor, while the Viper has the lowest. You don't think it will become an issue for you and Audrey so long as you avoid any ridges on the floor.

    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)16:57 No.19043093
    Do the Viper's stealth systems operate underwater if so have her scout around and find the nest otherwise Rick should.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)17:07 No.19043219
    Get in our Zoids. If the viper has stealth underwater have it do some preliminary recon to get an idea of the enemy force composition. We'll use the fast sinker once we have that info to do more scouting and see if we can pull small groups of the enemy towards us into a kill zone.

    What weapon systems are effective underwater?
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)17:11 No.19043266
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    It's Radar dimishing systems still function, but her smoke dispenser isn't usable. She also has the best sensor equipment.

    "Sarah, mind taking point? You'll be the hardest to detect."
    ["Sure, just don't let me get shot to hell."] she answers.

    As your group makes there way down the river, you spot something in the water. The large zoid waves its arm at you, and you get a message over the com.
    ["This is GM-103, how you kids doing?"]
    "Just fine, sir. Going on a little hunting trip."
    ["Haha! Well good luck to you. This is as far out as I can go. If you run into any trouble, head back here. I'll cover you so you can make it back alright."]
    "That's much appreciated." You say.
    ["And be careful."] the officer warns. ["There's worse things than sleepers out there."]

    You make your way to the listed coordinates.
    ["Still nothing on the radar."] Sarah informs you. It may be like last time, when the sleepers didn't show till they responded to a threat.

    >Have Sarah move in closer
    >Send in Rick, his Sinker is Imperial, he might be safe
    >Flush them out like last time
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)17:14 No.19043315
    Have Sarah move a bit closer, very slowly and carefully I would like to know what we're up against before we make any hasty moves. If she sees anything and it reacts she is to bug out and return to the group. Given that they're asleep and she has damn good sensors we ought to pick them up before they get us.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)17:16 No.19043357
    This but have her return the moment she finds something since having her noticed after could mean being surrounded.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)17:19 No.19043394
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    almost everything, except Sarah's AA lasers, which she swapped out for ballistics anyway. Her rockets and missiles are also torpedoes for this mission, she's a prety good weapon platform.
    The Sinker was designed for underwater combat, so its weapons work just fine.
    Heldi's are a little trickier. Their weapons work, but slightly less powerful and with lower range, though with the water cooling the main cannon it can be fired almost non stop now.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)17:21 No.19043430
    Given that we can burrow, once we have information the Heldis should find a good area to make a killzone, burrow down so only the turret and a few sensors are exposed and become pretty much turrets that are difficult to notice and have an awful lot of cover.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)17:24 No.19043475
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    You give the order, and Sarah brings the Viper further up. She continues scanning, and moments later, sends you a message.
    ["I see em. They're lying on the floor, powered down. I don't think they spotted me. I count, 15....20, at least."]

    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)17:28 No.19043511
    Have her return and Rick do a sweep to identify the zoids and depending on the type lure them to a kill zone like >>19043430
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)17:29 No.19043519
    Any idea what type of Zoid they are, if they are segmented into groups so we don't have to fight all of them at once.

    Don't approach any closer, I'd like when they wake up for them to have to fight on our terms.

    Once we get information pull Sarah back, set up a proper killzone, ask the Gojulas what his range is and if we give him targeting coordinates if he could shell an area with those fuckhuge guns of his.

    Once we're all set up we'll have Rick do a pass, pull them, hopefully in small groups into the killzone and blow them to pieces.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)17:31 No.19043535
    They're all Sinkers. It's really the only zoid used for Sleepers in the water, anything else would be considered too valuable
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)17:38 No.19043602
    You are currently out of radio range from the Garison pilot, and probably several miles from his firing zone.

    Sarah tells you they're grouped in fours, spread out some meters from each other.

    ["We could probably take a lot out with a surprise attack with torpedoes and your cannons."] she suggests. ["If we make a beeline for the shore right after, they couldn't surround us, we might could even lure them onto the shore."]
    ["I don't know about that, dude."] Rick says. ["Sinkers are fast, they could catch up to most of us, even with a head start."]

    >Hit em hard and withdraw
    >Ambush strategy
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)17:44 No.19043680
    Ambush strategy. I'd rather not try to outrun a sinker, underwater in a frog.

    Both the Heldis can burrow and the Stealth viper might be able to, or at least present a very limited profile to the Sinkers. We set up an area where going in means that they are exposed to fire from all three of us when they enter and blow them to pieces.

    Rick will go in, launch a salvo of missiles or rockets at a group and lure them into our death zone. Once they're lured in he'll circle around and try to hit them from the side or back if they last that long. We want to pull them in the groups of 4 if possible or at least stagger them. If more than one group comes after us Ricks job will be to delay a portion of them so we can deal with a trickle rather than a sudden wave.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)17:59 No.19043866
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    rolled 4 = 4

    You and Audrey take position in shallower water facing the west shore. You both bury yourselves in the mud and sand. Sarah digs in a little further ahead, to get the most out of her shorter ranged weapons, and catch anything that gets in too close.

    Rick circles around, and starts to make a pass. After a tense moment, you find that you were correct, the sleepers don't respond to his zoid. They do, however, respond to his Remora torpedoes and rockets.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)18:04 No.19043916
    rolled 10, 7, 10, 1, 5, 3, 8, 7, 4, 8 = 63

    One of his torpedo severely damages a group, taking out 3 right then. The other and his rockets have less impact, but still do damage to another 3 groups. The sleeper's spring to life, and give chase. 10, 15, 20 rise up and engage their boosters.
    >What do?
    >Roll d10 for the shootem good
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)18:05 No.19043932
    rolled 4 = 4

    Open fire. We can keep the main cannon firing continuously, open up with every single gun we have and don't stop shooting until we are surrounded by wreckage.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)18:06 No.19043944
    rolled 9 = 9

    Keep in our nice cover and start blowing them to bits, focus on mobility kills, we'll finish them off later, out main priority is to thin them out.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)18:17 No.19044061
    rolled 5, 6, 10, 9, 9, 5, 5, 1, 6, 9 = 65


    "Audrey, don't focus on one target, just keep the space between us filled with fire."
    ["Roger."] the girl responds.
    You wait a hair longer, as Rick clears your firing arc, then open up. To your delight, you find that the beams are able to go through one target and hit another. Audrey is less proficient then you, but with such a cluttered killing field, it hardly matters. You do notice several Remoras heading after Rick, though. They must have locked on before you could take the front most ones out.

    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)18:19 No.19044106
    We have an AA cannon turret and our bud has missiles on his tail. Hail him on the radio, tell him to take evasive maneuvers and start blasting them off him. Once he's safe return to coating the killing fields in death.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)18:20 No.19044112
    rolled 3 = 3

    And I forgot to put dice in.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)18:22 No.19044142
    rolled 6 = 6

    Take out the Remoras, our priority is to avoid damage to anyone.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)18:32 No.19044282
    rolled 3, 10, 5, 4, 1, 10, 9, 5, 1, 10 = 58

    You switch to firing at the torpedoes, and Sarah joins in as well. You both take out several, but some that were hidden by the explosions streak past your firing arc.
    "Shit! Rick, evasive action, you got a lot of ordinance headed your way!"
    ["It's cool, dude, I got this."] he radios coolly. He angles his Sinker up, and makes for the waters surface. He breaks through and into the air. The Remoras follow, but moments after reaching the air, sputter and tumble back down, detonating harmlessly. Some boosted lasers pierce the water surface to lance the Sleepers, some breaking away to follow after Rick, some trying to work out where the remaining fire is coming from.
    8 enemies have been damaged, and 3 have been taken out. They're getting close to where you have hidden.

    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)18:36 No.19044332
    rolled 4 = 4

    Ignore the damaged ones that aren't flying well, our priority it to get as many damaged, immobilized and so on. Continue to pour on the fire. Use the Heldis' guns and have the Viper launch torpedos. Have Rick come around from behind and start laying into their backsides.
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)18:44 No.19044422
    rolled 5 = 5


    Shoot the ones closest to us, have Rick come back around and try to distract them.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)18:47 No.19044461
    rolled 7, 4, 2, 6, 1, 7, 1, 9, 1, 10 = 48

    You have your allies focus on damaging as many as possible. Rick unfortunately cannot make a pass at the time. You manage to damage several more, but they start getting wise and taking evasive action. Some break away to try and strafe you. Seems you've been found out.

    >Break away and fall back to land.
    >Move away by yourself, coordinate a surround attack
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)18:50 No.19044499
    rolled 10 = 10


    Try and fall back.

    Do it slowly, in a fighting retreat to keep them from trying to outmaneuver us on the run.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)18:51 No.19044507
    We're already slightly underground, just burrow deeper so their attacks aren't effective and Audrey/Sarah can blast them at they fly over our position.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)19:07 No.19044695
    rolled 4, 9, 7, 8, 1, 9, 7, 7, 3, 7 = 62

    You get off one last shot and then burrow further underground. "Guys, on my 9, take them out as they go by!"

    They comply and after some fire hits the ground above you, you hear several impacts as you make your way toward the shore.
    ["They're all down."] Sarah informs you.
    "Ok, everybody, fighting retreat, make for the shore." you order, raising up to give some covering fire. The give an afirmative, and start moving away from their hiding spots. Rick comes back into the water, and sprays rockets to give you further cover.
    ["I shook those guys tailing me, but they're still active, keep sharp."]
    "Thanks, Rick, we're pulling back."

    ["Huh?!"] Sarah says abruptly. It's more surprise than alarm in her voice.
    "What is it?" you ask.
    ["A group of six just broke away from the rear and started heading strait out."]
    "Are they trying to circle around?"
    ["I don't think so. It's more like, something got their attention."]

    Of the remaining 14, 6 are damaged, and 5 are down.

    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)19:09 No.19044729
    Rick, follow them at a distance, see what in hell distracted them. Don't be afraid to bug out if it's something really nasty. The rest of us will finish off the 3 that are still flying just fine and then focus our efforts on the 6 damaged ones. Any information you get pass on immediately and let us know if you need support.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)19:12 No.19044758
    rolled 7 = 7

    Eliminate the remaining hostiles on us, the move to investigate what drew the attention of the others. stealthy.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)19:25 No.19044913
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    rolled 9, 10, 7, 7, 8, 6, 7, 5, 8, 7 = 74

    "We'll worry about that when we have time to." you say. "Sarah, hit any clusters with your torpedos. Rick and Audrey, give her covering fire. I'll guard the rear."
    They acknowledge, and you wait for the Sinkers that chased after Rick earlier, and sure enough they show. You aim and fire, knocking one out right away. You could really get used to a gun like this. The others strafe you with their accelerated lasers, but do little more than scratch your armor.

    Meanwhile the others are taking the remainder of the sleepers apart, Rick herding them, and Audrey and Sarah take them out with their heavy firepower.
    The Sinkers soon find their numerical superiority not so superior, and you all quickly finish them off.

    You're pleased to find that several are intact, and would bring in a nice amount of credits.
    Now that leaves the contact further north.

    >Who goes to investigate?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)19:28 No.19044976
    Sarah first, she's the quietest and has the best sensors. Ourself and Audrey will follow at a distance.

    Rick takes to the skies and sees if there is any information to gain from as high above as he can, when Sarah pinpoints the location of the disturbance and if we need more information we'll have Rick do a close flyby.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)19:31 No.19045009
    rolled 8 = 8

    Its a sound plan
    >> ZOIDS FUCK YEAR Tenroseiken 05/09/12(Wed)19:38 No.19045101
    Hey Zoid Mother, First of all Zoid Quest. Mah Niggah! Secondly, will our burrowing skills really help us in Aquatic combat? Lastly can we get a stat sheet for gerald?? I was thinking of making my own little stat sheet image)

    But now back to the game, I also advocate >>19044976 Also what's Rick's Weapon layout? Just in case we need any Air to Sea Assistance.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)19:41 No.19045147
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    rolled 6, 8, 10, 9, 9, 10, 4, 5, 6, 2 = 69

    Seeing as your team is relatively undamaged, you go on to find whatever it was that got the sleepers attention. Sarah takes the lead again, and Rick flies above the water to keep a lookout. Around ten miles out, you spot the first wreck. The sinker was blown to bits by some unknown weapon. Further along, you see another wreck, this one torn to shreds by some manner you can't fathom.
    ["Contact spotted."] Sarah chimes in. ["It's...I don't know what it is, but its huge!"]

    You soon are able to see it. 2 Sinkers attack a much larger zoid, their rapid lasers bracketing its side. The weapons do nothing, the thick armor showing no signs of damage. Then you see the other zoid, some kind of shark, accelerate and latch onto one Sinker with its great maw, crushing it. The other is swiftly dispatched with its swiveling gun turrets.

    >What do?
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)19:43 No.19045175
    rolled 4, 9, 1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 3, 4, 2 = 49

    Ricks layout is here>>19043475

    Geralds stats are:
    Shelling: 6
    CRC: 2
    Manuev: 3
    Affinity: 3
    >> Tenroseiken 05/09/12(Wed)19:43 No.19045181
    rolled 7, 5 = 12


    Wait it out, we're sorta out of our element, let the other zoids do some of our work for us and then we attack when the time is right.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)19:47 No.19045225
    Are we even sure this is a sleeper? This thing's built like a shark it could be really fast.

    Bugging out's an option. Falling back and trying to reach out via comms is an option.

    While we consider our options our immediate response should be to look at the surrounding area. Is there a nearby "ground" formation we can hide in and set up an ambush zone from? Are we in open water?

    If we want to attack another option would be an Alpha strike while it's attacking a Sinker. Note the while, that's important. It'll have a harder time dodging and anticipating it. Goal to be to bring it down HARD and fast. Even if it means Sinkers stay up.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)19:47 No.19045232
    rolled 5, 1, 7, 9, 3, 5, 1, 1, 5, 8 = 45

    There are no other zoids. This thing already took them out.
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)19:49 No.19045262

    Then we should get our salvage and leave.

    Before it kills us too. We'll just pretend we didn't know the giant murder-shark was there.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)19:49 No.19045263
    This guy is probably worth so much more than the Sinkers it's not even funny. We'll want to set up in a place where it won't notice us and prepare.

    My current plan of battle is to use the Heldi's deeply buried to get it's attention and maybe deal some damage to it and dig deep as fuck when it comes to attack.

    Our Sinker is a bit out being quiet and the Viper is buried nearby and being very very quiet, we find the least armored portion and while it's distracted by the Heldis those two drop every single weapon/missile/rocket/torpedo onto that location.

    I'm not particularly worried about it being piloted by a nice guy pilot given that we have no clue what it is. Though we could try to establish comms from above the water using the Sinker from a fair distance.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)19:49 No.19045265
    rolled 8 = 8

    Check it over for chinks in its armor, do NOT engage. Pull everyone back and recover the most valuable salvage. this is bad. we need better weapons to hope to beat it should it prove hostile.

    Hail it,
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)19:50 No.19045272
    I'm going to vote we fall back. Heading either to shore or a nearby strong ambush point. Then throw up an open comm check to see if anyone responds.

    Also anyone in our little party know WTF that is?
    >> Tenroseiken 05/09/12(Wed)19:50 No.19045274
    rolled 7, 2 = 9

    Yeah I misread the post, my bad.

    Hmm, that seems like a good idea... look around for a good place to get the drop on this new zoid... Take it down hard, fast and clean and possibly expand our zoid inventory.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)19:50 No.19045278
    kill the new threat!
    well, might wanna get some quick repairs and ammo resupplied before that though
    >> Tenroseiken 05/09/12(Wed)19:53 No.19045320
    rolled 1, 9 = 10

    Attacking head on is crazy, If that thing is a shark type zoid... we're really outta our element here. If we engage we do it ambush style, hit it Hard and Fast
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)19:56 No.19045345
    rolled 8, 8, 9, 1, 10, 1, 10, 8, 2, 6 = 63

    "Rick, you know what that thing is?"
    ["Hell no, its nothing like a Hammerhead or anything I've ever seen. Might be a new model, from the military or something."]
    ["Could be pirates."] Sarah suggests. ["Looks nasty enough for it."]
    A shiver goes down your spine. Whatever this is, its as long as a Gojulas is tall, and just as wide.

    "Let's fall back." you finally decide. "We don't have enough information to go on. I don't want to pick a fight with something that could slaughter us."

    Your team agrees, and heads back to the shore.

    (sorry, i gtg for a few hours, I'll finish this up when I get back)
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)19:58 No.19045357
    I'm somewhat reluctant to simply attack without knowing anything about this guy. For all we know we could be committing banditry on an unsuspecting pilot.
    >> Tenroseiken 05/09/12(Wed)19:58 No.19045362
    rolled 7, 8 = 15

    No Pressure Man. Life happens, but seriously though Thanks man for Starting up this quest.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)20:02 No.19045409
    My lord, it's an underwater Gojulas giant shark. If we want to take this thing, we're going to have to lure it to land and have the resident Gojulas help out.
    >> A Question ZM? Tenroseiken 05/09/12(Wed)20:05 No.19045445
    Zoid Mother, Before you jack out into the world of the real, some final questions.

    How high do Pilot Stat's go?
    A definition of CRC and Affinity, I have a guessing Affinity= A knack for Piloting Zoids but I just need clarification

    Lastly, Does Gerald have a definitive rank... like how they do in AC quest? Ace Pilot, B,C so on?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)20:27 No.19045713
    This is a good point, can't just fire since it's obviously not one of the sleepers we were hired to take down. I'd suggest having the others (especially Rick, he's the fastest) move back towards the shore to ask/warn the Gojulas about it while we stay and try and raise it on the radio to see if it's wild or not. Ought to be in position to burrow beneath the sea bed in case it's hostile.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)21:45 No.19046688
    bump with a point
    stats go up to 10 (although skill points are hard to get and you need multiple at higher levels to advance) and we are a d-rank pilot with one sanctioned team match under our belt.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)23:08 No.19047862
    rolled 10, 3, 1, 3, 1, 7, 4, 6, 8, 2 = 45

    sorry for bailing, my brothers a jerk like that.
    Affinity is how much zoids like you.
    It's like luck, though it also affects system freezes and recovering from said freezes.
    CRC is short for close range combat, good old fisticuffs and what what

    stats go from 1 to 9, where one is virtualy no skill at all, and 9 is near perfect.
    10 would be perfect, but since no one is perfect, no one can have ten. yes, this makes perfect sense to me
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)23:20 No.19048013
    just to be sure, everyone cool with the 'Step away from the murder shark' decision?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)23:27 No.19048098
    definitely for all we know the gojulas is there to guard for it and only slow it down.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)23:27 No.19048105
    i don't want to but damn, talk to the guy that pays us about it
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)23:28 No.19048111
    Murdersharks sounds unhealthy to mess around with. Lets just stay away for now.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)23:45 No.19048336
    The woman stared at her radar, the floor blips moving away.
    "Awe, they didn't want to play with me." she says in disappointment. The console beeps, and she flipped a switch.
    ["Blood to Aozame, do you read?"]
    "Aozame, I read, Blood."
    ["So how was it, Captain?"] the man on the radio said.
    "Boring. Only 6 Sinkers, someone got to the nest already."
    ["I'm sorry to here that. Did you at least get to test the Giga Aozame's weapons?"]
    "I did." the woman said with a grin. "It's even more powerful than I guessed. Maybe I'll attack the Garrison next."
    ["Please don't do anything so reckless, mam. We have a meeting at the guild coming up."]
    "Bah, fine, bring the Blood Dragoon up near the northern coast, I'll rendezvous with you there."

    >Back to our hero
    You make your way to the shore where you battled the Sleepers. With a bit of dragging, you bring 12 Sinkers up just below the bank.
    "Not bad for one job." you comment.
    "I get half." Sarah chimes.
    "No, you get a quarter."

    >What do?
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/09/12(Wed)23:48 No.19048371
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    fyi, not fighting that thing, very smart decision. You might have been able to win, but more than likely one or more characters would have died.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)23:51 No.19048405
    Sorry kiddo, you get a quarter, there's 4 of us, it's pretty damn good for an afternoons work, isn't life much smoother when you go in with a plan and take no injuries, though that shark was fucking scary. We'll drop your share off, have some lunch as your place or something like that then wander on home.

    Stack those Sinkers up on the Gustav, get as many as we can. See if we can call up the Gojulas we saw earlier, or the local Garrison and tell them what we saw. This is obviously fucking weird as shit.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)23:51 No.19048406
    well that's a relief then but we should ask the gojulas guy about any pirates then check to see if there are any buyers in the garrison for the sinkers (since aquatic zoids are most used along the coast anyway). Maybe even sell one of the heldigunners and keep a sinker instead.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/10/12(Thu)00:01 No.19048533
    You send Rick off to fetch the Gustav, since he's the fastest. You and the girls standby near your prize, keeping an eye out for trouble.
    You can converse with your companions, or wait for Rick to get back.
    >Talk to Audrey
    >Talk to Sarah
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)00:08 No.19048609
    Talk to Audrey see if she enjoyed learning to swim and using the zoid in the water.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)00:10 No.19048629
    I'm not seeing a "warn the cops about the mechanical megalodon" option

    I guess talk to Audrey. Curious about what else she remembers from her childhood.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/10/12(Thu)00:43 No.19049012
    "Hey, Audrey, how you holding up?"
    ["I'm alright."] she squeaks meekly.
    "Are you still feeling scarred of the water?" You feel like you pushed her into something, even though she agreed to it.
    ["A little."] she admits. ["I'm not as scarred now, I can at least operate the zoid. If you stay close, I think I'll be fine."]

    You smile a bit. Baby steps. You probably won't bring her on another mission like this anytime soon if you can help it.

    ["Hey, dude!"] you hear Rick over the com. ["On my way with the Gustav, Garison and ours. They say they'll give us a hand bringing everything back."]

    You have 12 Sinkers, 9 which you will divide amongst yourselves. In their present state, they'll average around 20,000 credits a piece if you decide to sell them.

    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)00:50 No.19049070
    Dayumn, that is some serious money right there.

    Well, we may as well have a spare Sinker lying around, not a huge deal but no reason not to, you never know when you'll need one.

    Unless Rick wants to keep any of the three he gets we should just sell off 8, 100,000 for the team, 60,000 for Rick.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)00:52 No.19049095
    Oh yeah, when Garrison gets here we should talk to one of them and get a immediate meeting with whoever is in charge of this branch, he needs to know about that giant fucking shark we saw. If there is a Gojulas sized shark hanging around they deserve to hear.

    Also, we should do a quick check of where the sleeper nest was protecting, it might be nothing but they might have been guarding something cool. That should probably be Rick given how much faster he is at getting there.
    >> Sanguinius !oDZ3/a4B/. 05/10/12(Thu)00:53 No.19049099

    Seconded. See if we can't talk to Sarah as well, get her thoughts on what's happened. Also, radio back to the base and let them know the mission was a success and about the metal.. Thing.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)00:53 No.19049103
    With that kind of dosh we could really up our base or build the crimson horn (considering there's the pay out for the last job). Lets extend the offer to Rick for joining the team again and sell all but one of the sinkers and get rid of one heldigunner.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/10/12(Thu)01:12 No.19049306
    "So Rick." you say, while loading up the salvage.
    "Nothing bad happened."
    "Yeaaah?" he responds, a bit confused. "So?"
    "So maybe you're not such a jinx afterall." You grin, and he looks at you dumbfounded. He rubs the back of his head a bit. "My offer from before still stands."
    "...Let me think about it." he finally says. That's good enough for now, you suppose.

    Heading back to Daleport, the Garrison is more than happy to buy the Sinkers off of you, and even happier to get one of the Heldigunners. Sarah sells two of hers, but opts to keep one for 'recreational purposes'.

    Deciding to get the word out, you find the commander's office, one Captain Schwerts.
    "Hey there, young man." the mustached gentleman says over the paper he was reading. "What can I do for you?"
    "Sir," you begin seriously, "while we were out there, I saw something. A shark."
    "What? Doesn't sound right, this is still fresh water."
    "No, I mean a zoid." you correct.
    "A Hammerhead?"
    "Bigger. Much bigger."

    He sets his paper down and eyes you attentively. "Tell me more."
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/10/12(Thu)01:28 No.19049445
    You go into detail about the zoid your team caught a glimpse of, on how it shrugged off the Sinker's fire, and literally ate them for breakfast.
    "Never have I heard of such a thing. You think it was hostile?"
    "Honestly, sir, we couldn't get out of there fast enough. It was like a battleship, and I didn't want to take a chance getting too close." you tell the captain. He thinks for a moment.
    "I'll give command a call, it may be nothing but it can't hurt to have all the facts sorted. Thanks for the warning." He shakes your hand, and you excuse yourself.

    It's now late evening, and you find your companions sitting in an open air diner, enjoying the fresh seafood.
    "I thought I recognized you." you here Sarah say as you aproach their table. "You were robbed in that race, man. If that guy didn't nudge you from behind, you'd have finished first."
    "It's cause I wasn't good enough and let myself crash." Rick responds modestly. She snorts disdainfully.
    "Yo." you greet.
    "Hey, what the captain say?" Sarah asks.
    "He didn't seem to know anything, said he'd run it by the brass to see what's up."
    "I seen me some scary shit, but that's the first time I got goosebumps before the fight even began." she comments. "If you'd said to fight it, I was gonna tell you to stick it up your ass."
    "How courageous."
    "Fuck off." she mouths quietly.

    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)01:35 No.19049520
    I can understand your opinion, that was a big fucking shark. I mean damn.

    Isn't working with us fun Sarah, we got a damn nice haul, no damage and we got to go swimming. I love it when a plan comes together. We should do this again some time, and if you find any interesting jobs that you want help with, let us know, we'll be glad to help. Feel free to visit us, don't be a stranger.

    Oh and be sure to watch our match with Stone Age, it ought to be hilarious, I won't tell you any more than that, it'll ruin the fun.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)01:45 No.19049611
    "Think this might be connected to the iron refinery? The big shark, the duck, all those unfinished zoids. Someones building a private army."
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/10/12(Thu)01:50 No.19049650
    Sarah averts her gaze. "Yeah, sure."
    "What now, Gerald?" Rick adds. "We don't have a lot of daylight left. Just reaching Cloverton would take till midnight."
    "You could crash at my place." Sarah offers.
    "What, seriously?" you say.
    "Yeah? We got plenty of room. It's not that big a deal. I doubt uncle would care, and if he doesn't, no one will."
    "I don't mind." Rick says. "Be easier than renting a room. Plus we could stow our ride for the night."

    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)01:53 No.19049699
    Rick is moving in on our back up! INTERVENE.

    Nah. If they get together, it's cool. He needs a strong woman, to kick his ass into gear.
    >> Sanguinius !oDZ3/a4B/. 05/10/12(Thu)01:55 No.19049727

    Sounds good, but let's call Eri first. We don't want her getting the wrong idea. Let her know about the mission, the haul and our plans for the night.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)01:56 No.19049737
    May as well take up the offer but have her call ahead and check (no point stepping on any toes). Also call Eri and check on the profits from all the salvage we got from the last job.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)01:57 No.19049747
    I'd rather not pull an all nighter going back there, it's plain unpleasant. Yeah we'll stay, thanks Sarah.

    When we're heading back have Audrey up in the front with us, stick Rick and Sarah together, they'll work well together.

    Ruffle Audrey's hair, tell her that did good today, give her a nice brotherly hug. Tell her that we're really happy that she trusted us enough to talk about her fears with us.

    Call up Sarah's place and ask if they mind us staying, when we get there call up Eri and inform her of the situation.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)02:00 No.19049779
    ...I'm guessing attaching Sinker wings to the Molga won't make Mothra.

    So after we sell, we should be able to expand the base, upgrade security and work on getting the best equipment for the zoids.

    If we can find a better stealth system that can hide our overheating, we should. And hell, I say we try to find any neat toys for the rest of the team.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/10/12(Thu)02:11 No.19049881
    You decide that that's a good idea as any. Certainly you could do without having to save the president from ninjas again.

    You make a phonecall to Sidewinder base. Vince answers this time.
    "Yo, finish up?" he asks.
    "Yeah, went really well. Made out like a bandit. Decided to sell off one of the Helis now that the job was finished, hope you don't mind."
    "Nah, not like I'd need it for anything. Eri finished with your Molga, you can try it out when you get here. You gonna be gone much longer?"
    "We're gonna sleep once we get to Cloverton." you explain. "We'll be back at base before noon, probably."
    "Alright." Vince says. "We'll need the day to get things sorted out for the battle. Don't waste too much time."

    You say goodbye and hang up. Going back to the Gustav, you mount up. Rick still rides in his Sinker, and you all make good time to Cloverton. When you get to the base, your allowed to park your zoids inside. You give Audrey a hug goodnight, telling her how good a job she did today. She beams, as she finds an empty cot to sleep on. Looks like you'll all be camping in the hanger.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/10/12(Thu)02:17 No.19049931
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    "Hey, DeFlynn." Sarah calls you, sidling up to you.
    "Let's go do something."
    You raise an eyebrow. "Why?" It was almost midnight, afterall.
    "Cause I wanna go do something." she counters flatly. "You too good to hang out with me?"
    "What is there to even do this late?"
    "There's a dance club in town, it should still be open."

    >Hang out
    >Go to sleep
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)02:21 No.19049981
    >Hang out
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)02:22 No.19049989
    Sure, I'm free. What type of dance, Swing, Tango, Salsa?

    We should probably make it clear, in a polite, tactful way that we don't have any romantic intentions towards her, I'd hate for this to turn into a clusterfuck.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)02:25 No.19050018
    should we take audrey or that unlucky guy?
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)02:26 No.19050033
    We should probably let Audrey sleep, she's had a long day. But checking if we can take Rick would be a good idea, we'll stick him and Audrey together and then disappear into the dance floor.
    >> Sanguinius !oDZ3/a4B/. 05/10/12(Thu)02:35 No.19050118

    Shit. Be careful. We can go, but we already have Eri, it's not a good idea to let this progress in any untoward direction. ZM, if you start hue hueing us..
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)02:37 No.19050132
    And by the second Audrey I mean Sarah. We'll matchmaker them up if at all possible.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/10/12(Thu)02:38 No.19050153
    "Yeah, I guess I can go for a little while. I want to be back in an hour."
    "God, you sound like an old man." she teases. "You fine with what you have on?"
    "I'm wearing my best fighting trousers." you say confidently.

    After a bit, you both hike it from the base, and find a building lit up in multiple colors. You both go in. Sarah leads you straight to the dance floor. She moves energetically, despite the long day you've had. Your dancing is less than stellar, but you manage to keep pace. You stumble once, and she catches you, laughing. She really should smile more.

    It's only a short time, though it feels longer, and you eventually make your way back.
    "So," Sarah begins, "that was fun."
    "Yeah, I suppose." you comment. Dancing isn't really your thing.
    "You know, our team has a battle coming up." she says while keeping step with you. "uncle said he'd let me take part in it."
    "Really? Good for you, you nervous?"
    "Yeah," she says, placing a hand on your arm, "really nervous." You pause, shifting a bit. "So, um, since I won't have much free time for a while..."
    You look at her, seeing her eye you expectantly.

    >What do?
    >> Sanguinius !oDZ3/a4B/. 05/10/12(Thu)02:42 No.19050198

    SHIT CRAZY IVAN CRAZY IVAN. But no uh.. Tap her hand with ours and tell her we had a good time and we should hang out again after her match. Keep it as friend-zoney as possible. Seriously. This can only end badly if it goes into non-friend territory.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)02:45 No.19050240
    Ok, we are going to have to use all of our tact to keep a girl from crying and to not be a two timing asshole, at the same time. It'll be difficult.

    Hold her hand and tell her that we're sure that she's going to do well. We'll be sure to watch it. It was great spending time with you Sarah, I'd love for you to come visit, I'm sure you, Eri and Vince would get along great.

    No matter how hard we try we are going to hurt her feelings, but it's much better than stringing her along.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/10/12(Thu)02:51 No.19050299
    You give a disarming smile and take her hand with yours. "I'll be routing for you. Give it your best shot."
    She looks disappointed, but nods, letting go of your hand. She starts walking ahead of you, and you breathe a sigh of relief. You reach the hanger, and she waves you goodnight, while you settle into a cot for the night. You still have a lot to do, but for now, you rest.

    End of thread, see you next week.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 05/10/12(Thu)02:51 No.19050301
    Just bloody tell her we are already seeing Ari. We really like her, but, it wouldn't work out, unless things were different.

    To be honest, I'm more of a Sarah fan, than Ari. Ari is cool and all, and can do techy stuff, but, it just seems Sarah and us get along easier and when we are actually together where as Ari and Gerald kind just use each other......
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 05/10/12(Thu)02:52 No.19050309
    ZM, which dudette do you prefer good sire?
    >> Sanguinius !oDZ3/a4B/. 05/10/12(Thu)02:53 No.19050322

    Agh, right in my feels! But this isn't MSQ.. A harem ending wouldn't end well for us I don't think. Still, ow, my feels
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/10/12(Thu)02:54 No.19050334
    haha, I'm glad people are actually thinking hard on this. honestly wasn't sure if I was writing things well enough

    Preferance? I have none. Hell, Audrey was meant to be a possible option, but everyone shut that down rather quickly, I was impressed, to be honest.
    Trying to make either fairly different, and leave the choice up to the players.
    >> Sanguinius !oDZ3/a4B/. 05/10/12(Thu)03:02 No.19050409

    You do more than a good job, ZM. Though I think if Sarah had been introduced as a potential romance option earlier you probably could have gotten more tears out of us as we struggled.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)03:04 No.19050427
    She seemed a tad too psychologically to make it anything even resembling ethical to go after her. She's doing better with us, but going immediately for a relationship with a girl who was forced to fight in Arena matches against her will and is pretty childlike in mentality is just skeevy.

    Anyways, now we have a little sister, which works much better.

    And I like Eri, we've got a cute mechanic girlfriend who takes care of us and Molga. That and I'm not the hugest fan of Tsundere types.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/10/12(Thu)03:07 No.19050448
    alright, everyone, last call for the night. I'll answer any question you might have, so long as you ask before Baran Doban's theme finishes playing
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)03:08 No.19050462
    Can we buy a King Gojulas? I want to get even with that Giga Aozame.
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/10/12(Thu)03:10 No.19050477
    the only 2 dozen to ever exist got destroyed by the Asteroids, and the technology to produce them was lost.

    So no, not really.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)03:10 No.19050484
    Would it be possible to acquire a Shadow Fox, if it's not as production to get in good with the company making the prototypes for it, or a Zeekdober that we modify the living hell out of.

    A good stealthy advancement, that or we take a Gun Sniper, give it more dakka and staple all the stealth fields we've acquired to it.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)03:12 No.19050497
    When are we getting our next experience point to allocate to our stats?
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/10/12(Thu)03:14 No.19050509
    At this current time, the Shadow Fox is still under development by the Republic, specifically as a war machine. A functional unit does not currently exist.
    Soon. You and Audry both have racked up quite a bit of experience points.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)03:17 No.19050538
    How modified is our Mom's Zaber Fang, and in what ways. Also approx top speed, maneuverability, what it's armed with.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)03:18 No.19050550
    Where exactly are we in the timeline, it'd help for us to narrow down zoids that we may want in the future and keep from more silly suggestions.

    Have Blox and Fuzors been invented yet? I remember you saying we're before the Liger Zero though.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)03:19 No.19050558
    What's our current Dosh supply look like?

    How much to fix up the Red Horn?

    And can we get a quick reference guide written up (for copy and paste work) with an example Zoid of each weight class with it's cost. Just something to give us an idea what we could afford if we bought new?

    And because I'm apparently not asking enough...cost to make the Crimson Horn?
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 05/10/12(Thu)03:29 No.19050625
    going to try and work on that sometime. its quite a list, you see
    As for dosh, you're bringing in nearly 200,000 from this job, so you'll be sitting rather pretty, if you don't wreck shit.

    Red horn needs around 28,000 to get it back to full strength, upgrading it to the Crimson horn would cost 150,000, and a lot of time.
    It's peformance is only a hair better than the typical Zaber, its more the weapon loadout that's custom. The real power comes from her.

    Curently the timeline is set at ZAC 2086, thirty years after the astroid cataclysm. The current technology is a little behind in this quest, since peace was negotiated, rather than the war continuing.

    Aaand I'm out, got to go to work in the morning. Sleep tight, everybody, unless your a eurofag, then you do whatever you eurofags do at this time of day
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)03:31 No.19050639
    Ah I simply meant a single zoid for each weight tier. Just a way to get an idea what 200,000 can get.

    Also voting for Crimson Horn as next project. Not subtle at all, but with firepower like that...who needs subtle.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)03:32 No.19050645
    Using all their technology, the Republic creates the King Gojulas, an ultra-powerful Zoid that annihilates the Dark Army and their castle. The Descat sets out to stop it, but before they can battle, one of Zi's moons is hit by the comet Thorne and shatters, raining meteors down on Zi. The Central Continent is split into 3 segments, part of the Dark Continent sinks, and magnetic storms prevent all combat Zoids from moving, finally putting an end to the war... perhaps. Helic, the pilot of the King Gojulas, abandons the damaged Zoid and returns home with Elena, who he finds during his escape.

    There's a damaged King Gojulas out there. If we find and repair it, we'll be RICH. RICH and the owners of a fucking Godzilla.
    >> AC-Guy 05/10/12(Thu)03:49 No.19050743
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    So how possible is the Energy Liger? I'm fairly certain at least ONE existed by this point, so there would be the schematics to build one if nothing else.

    I mean, it'd be a bit expensive, but this is a Zoid literally worth it's weight in gold. It's got the energy shields, the guns, the claws, etc. I'd go as far as to say that it's objectively BETTER than the Liger Zero, which only has one real advantage over this Zoid: the hot-swappable armor thing Bit had. But when you balance that against the horn, the energy fields, the claws, the high performance, the other guns, and the fact that we could EASILY put a particle beam cannon in it's mouth, and the E. Liger is a walking rape factory.

    Seriously, I know it might be a couple of Zoids down the line for the build, but it's very very good.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)04:22 No.19050969
    The Energy Liger came out 2108, hell the Liger Zero X it was based on doesn't even appear until 2100. It's 2086 and the lack of war means it'll probably take even longer. Even if it weren't true getting one would probably require more than dosh given how much the people creating it would be loath to part with it. Either theft or doing them some massive fuckhuge favor.

    I'm personally trying to avoid thinking about the super awesome Zoids we can get in the far future and thinking of the more reasonable upgrades for the near future. Things like Zeekdober, hunting down a prototype Shadow Fox, tricking out a Gun Sniper to hell and back and stapling a stealth generator to it, our Red Horn which we have the dosh to fix up, a modified later model of Command Wolf .

    Also given this new influx of money we should probably get Audrey something a lot less fragile than the Demantis. Something with extreme melee focus and manueverability. Any of the various Ligers would work quite well, though the Liger Zero isn't out yet. Other possibilities would be a Zaber Fang or something I haven't thought of.
    >> Sanguinius !oDZ3/a4B/. 05/10/12(Thu)04:28 No.19051021

    Blade Liger man. End game right there. It has great ranged, melee, and defensive capabilities already, we have two stealth units (Perhaps we can combine them to stealth the Blade Liger) and who knews what else Eri can pull out of her engineer brain.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)04:42 No.19051166
    As much as I'd like one, it doesn't come out until 2100. So many of the cool ones come out 2100-2110. Though ZM might be kind and let us find one.

    It'd be really damn good though I think I'd prefer to focus more on Dakka for Gerald, our CRC is 2. It'd be pretty great for Audrey. We might still be able to pull one though but it'd take serious work, which is what I was trying to avoid for our next upgrade.

    On the bright side of upgrading Vince won't need to upgrade for pretty much forever given that he has the Houndsoldier, which is pretty OP.

    Also we can stealth anything, we just hunt down Helcats and staple enough stealth generators to it.

    Also another good all rounder possibility would be a Geno Saurer.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)04:42 No.19051173
    Just take multiple stealth units and place'm all over.

    Least thats what I'd do.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)04:47 No.19051220
    Fucking A. I fucking love zoids, and I'm glad I stumbled on this quest. But the links for #1 and 7 are down, and some of the threads are mislabeled, making it difficult for a new guy to catch up. Anyone mind giving me the link to #1 and 7, or at least #1?
    >> Sanguinius !oDZ3/a4B/. 05/10/12(Thu)04:47 No.19051224

    Oh man. Dat Genosaurer. That things my baby. But I'm pretty sure it's rare if not impossible to acquire one, being based off the Deathsaurer and all that. Pretty much the only time they ever actually showed up was in Ancient Zoidian ruins or via the Deathsaurer. And I don't know what ZM has planned but I do not want to go anywhere near that the Deathsaurer. Ever. Under any circumstance.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)04:50 No.19051255
    Our goal is to get enough of those so we can stealth a fucking Gogulas. Just stealth generators duct taped on everywhere.

    5 is actually the unlabeled one, the one labaled 5 is 6 and the one labeled 6 is 7.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)04:55 No.19051308
    Thanks bud. I've got all the threads lined up and raring for a read-through. It's a shame about the archive though, I actually found out about this about a week ago, but couldn't be bothered initially because the archive was all kinds of fucked.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)05:05 No.19051412
    Well the wiki disagrees on whether it was made before the meteor fell or around 2100. It says it was used in the battle 2056 before the meteor fell, but also that it was made 2099 in the research to recreate the Death Saurer. It depends on which storyline we're most closely following. So we might be able to find one, maybe buried somewhere or as a stray zoid, it's unlikely we can purchase it at least not yet. It'd be tough but look at that motherfucking gun. Sure it makes us look evil as fuck but that's kinda a bonus.

    We're going to have to get in good with the people developing all the stuff we want, or make friends with the guys who go around digging for these sorts of things.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/12(Thu)05:10 No.19051460
    Never mind, I misread that. We're not going to get one until people start trying to recreate the Death Saurer. Damn shame, I wanted an evil looking zoid.

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