So sometimes when your boss says, "You don't have to come into work tomorrow," it's actually code for, "You don't have to come into work tomorrow unless we change our minds."Eh, I got paid. Can't complain too much.TG QUEST!!!Last thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/19118861/Having for the most part straightened out your logistics, you still need to assign a wielder for the Time Cleaver, and confirm your next move, which will probably be the lynchpin Yellowman scouted for you.You have chosen the Drone Rigger for your hero. He begins with the following abilities:"Harbringer" - Allows the Rigger to ASSUME DIRECT CONTROL over drones and other mechanical devices at the cost of severely damaging it when he leaves. This ability significantly boosts the power of the robot at the cost of severe damage."Puppetmaster" - Allows the Rigger to control a large number of drones as one single massmind, significantly improving their tactical ability and threat, but can only be maintained for a limited amount of time because of the strain.Since you didn't choose a name, Captcha will generate it. "Iselyou 1521." His name is Isel Yew.Gondegal performed exceptionally last mission and 'levels up', gaining an additional ability of your choosing.You still have Ryu Hayabusa and the Avatar meandering around the ship as well.
>>191312621. Gondegal?I'm thinking of a limited-use ability that allows him to deal/effect physical objects while incorporeal. 2. As for talking to people, I'm thinking we'll have Crowe + Spike talk to Ryu, and Agrias + Darius talk to the Avatar.3. Assign Gurthang to Agrias. Perhaps it's time to train her up for some dual-wielding.
Sent email: Heroes of the Firemen faction.
Maybe give Gondegal the ability to possess people whose will he can overcome?Or can he already do that?
>>19131262Do we still have an IRC room or something for this?
>>19131380Yeah that seems a good assignment to me.Any specific reason why Crowe though?
>>19131467He and Spike are similar in some ways. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeeO0jLby2s#t=5m14s
Right, do we as have those three troop requisitions left? Really a recap of what we wanted to do before leaving would be helpful.Idea for new traitsTerrifying Justice- Gondegal's experience with the dystopia cannon taught him the value of fear as a tool of the just. For on he will be far more adept at causing and using fear.OrThe Walls are Watching You (A.K.A the ceiling cat surprise)- The infiltration we had him run though show him a whole new way to pursue the villainous, which he now trains every day. Gondegal becomes adept at making full use of his incorporeality for stealth purpose.(comes with the bad habit of popping out of wall of floors and inopportune times)
>>19131391Currently Gondegal can go incorporeal/corporeal and drain energy. That would be a new ability for him.>>19131406I've seen a Rizon room, #tgquest. I'm not in it right now, though.
>>19131467He's got a good head on his shoulders (relatively speaking, compared to Spike). In some ways, a foil with similarities to the role Jet Black had.Also, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1JSRbYD-cQ&feature=plcp
>AvatarAs in the last airbender, or Avatar of Khaine?
>>19131634Avatar from Ultima. IIRC, he canonically broke into the Meta.
>>19131634The Avatar of the Virtues.
>>19131645>>19131655I know nothing about him, I'm afraid. If he's a kickass kinda guy, we could give him Timecleaver.
The Avatar is found in the cafeteria, sipping a cup of coffee as Agrias and Darius approach him."Hello," he cheerfully greets the pair with a light British accent, apparently perfectly comfortable with the situation he found himself in. "I was wondering when you'd get around to talk to me, but I suppose quite a lot of things were demanding your attention, eh? So. Where do we begin?""Introductions?" Agrias ventures. "I am Agrias Oaks, a Holy Knight currently in the employ of the Transpace Guard.""I am Captain Darius Fortes, of the Knights Inductor Chapter of the Emperor's Space Marines," Darius states."I am the Avatar," the Avatar says with a smile. "I know about the space marines. You're not exactly what I expected, though. What did you want to ask me?"What did you want Agrias and Darius to ask him/talk about?
>>19131262Neat.Who's close to a levelup?I'm surprised Darius, Star-Lord and Data haven't gained levelups. Particularily Star-Lord.Okay. Gondegal is a ghost, and we're likely to use him for infiltration. Here's my take on traits."Must have been the wind" - Gondegal is able to perform actions in peoples' presence, such as moving objects, opening doors, and hurting people.Those who witness the actions will dismiss the actions as mundane/not important, rather than supernatural."Ghost trick" - Gondegal is able to teleport into and possess people over a distance, if he has an idea of who/where his possession target is.People with strong willpower, or inhuman minds (e.g. robots) have a chance to resist this possession.
>>19131791Do you have any preferences regarding names, or is 'Avatar' fine?Also are you familiar with the Transpace Guard and our mission statement, and are you comfortable working with us?
>>19131871I forget, has Star-Lord done anything astonishing yet?
>>19131791If he's willing to help, obviously.How he feels about the meta. Tell him about what we do and ask what he thinks. If his ideals line up we should be able to hammer out a deal. If not, we can always drop him off at home.
>>19131791We want you to work for us. What do you accept as payment, and what types of work are you NOT comfortable with?Also, do you know of a place called Skybird Trill?(Avatar's been in a crossover before, but it might not have been THIS Avatar)
>>19131898While he hasn't done anything astonishing, he's been with us for a while now.Is my assumption that "you gain XP for doing stuff" incorrect?
>>19131791There is a young woman who has recently gained great power at the same time she witnessed unspeakable evil.And while I have faith in her ability to endure, I do not wish for her to bear this burden alone.Is there any way you could help her?
>>19131945I don't think so.I think level ups are only for exceptional performances.Like kind of a bonus for a high score?Sort of the same way troops can become heroes?
>>19131972Right now Char is probably saying "I witnessed unspeakable evil too you azzgrabbarz and you don't see my sanity breaking".
>>19132021Oh yeah, he does work for us doesn't he?
>>19131791Ask him if he's interested in working with the Guard.
>>19131972>>19131930"Can't say I do know of the place. But if you want me to talk to your young friend, I can see what I can do," the Avatar says, putting his cup of coffee down. "Let's say I don't know about your Guard. What would you tell me of it?""It is an organization that seeks to maintain all creation," Agrias states. "To safeguard it from those that would twist or destroy it, such as that fiend Grimm.""She speaks truly," Darius nods. "Many are the foes that seek to pierce the barriers between worlds.""That much I do know," the Avatar nods, taking a sip from his cup. "You've asked me what I would be comfortable doing. I have a question in response. What would you be comfortable doing? Oh, and Avatar is fine for now. I've got another, but I keep that close to me. Just in case."I was going to give Darius/Star Lord a level, but they're a space marine and super hero respectively. I decided to hold off and let them accumulate just a bit more XP. I might reconsider later.
>>19132070You know how you tell someone's a badass. When you're a plain ol' human without superpowers, and you're considered one of the big hitters of COSMIC Marvel.
>What would you be comfortable doing?Uphold the Canon.Loot everything that isn't nailed down, while not breaking Canon.We dislike causing collateral damage or emotional trauma, but if (note: if) those are the most efficient and safe ways to fix the Canon, then we're likely to use them.We like being nice, helpful, and constructive - but if doing so would break the Canon, or put our resources at significant risk, we are unlikely to do so.
>>19132070Does Data get XP for completing research projects?
>>19132070"Our mission is to enforce the boundaries between universes. We do our best to save lives and make sure that we can sleep at night. Many of our enemies are the stuff of evil, and it's easy to stick to the high road when you see what the other path leads to."
>>19132070Sometimes we have to do what we can to preserve worlds, sometimes it's questionable and we regret that. Even in the face of the Dystopia and Silent Hill, we attempted to save as many people as we could.
>>19132070>What would you be comfortable doing?"Protecting the Canon, by using whatever means necessary. That is our Prime Directive. "Of course we would prefer that all incidents could be resolved without violence or pain, but, sometimes that's simply unavoidable. As the saying from Star Trek goes, 'it's easy to be a saint when you're in paradise'."The gloves come off when dealing with S.U.E.'s, however. Those things are not natural, they twist and distort the very fabric of the Meta by their existence. They must be neutralized when found, to safeguard existence itself."
>>19132176Biggest downside is that sometimes a particular universe is made of evil, or dislikable things.And someone good will break through the boundaries and try to fix the evil.It's our job to stop Good, in that case.Many members of our organisation dislike this fact and it causes a bit of friction, but it's better to stop ALL intrusions on others' stories, because everyone has their own idea of "Good", and if we allowed it, stories will be pulled apart by people fighting over what the best "Good" would be.(read: HOW many people have tried to rescue Aeris? And look what fanfiction has come from it.)
>>19132070The goal of the Transpace Guard as a whole, and this ship in particular, is protection.Protection of the Meta, protection of our troops, and protection of any innocents affected by instability.Unfortunately, our first tenant leaves us no choice but to tolerate great injustices if that is what is written.In pursuit of our goals, we seek to resolve combat as quickly as possible and putting the lives of our soldiers at minimum risk. As a result, we favor tactics that could be seen as underhanded and perhaps even ruthless.
>>19132235In that case, loot every Aeris that's lived past their expiry date.
>>19132235Man, I hope we don't have to enforce an evil universe. I'd feel like such an asshole.On the other hand, we could "save" Aeris by cloning her and replacing her with the unintelligent clone moments before she dies.
>>19132142>>19132176>>19132227>>19132235>>19132238Jorge wants to be Lawful Good, but his Mom won't let him
>>19132258"A bunch of Space Marines just broke into Furaffinity and they're burning all the furries.":D"Go in there, remove the Space Marines, and undo any damage to Furaffinity."D:
>>19132070Thankfully, if the Avatar joins us, we should be fine with keeping him on the team. We generally try to be good aligned and do whatever we can to keep that.As long as Bootleg isn't around, then things go Grimderp quickly, darkness in hearts and such, which goes against the Path of the Avatar. "The concept of the Avatar is to go against the darkness in one's nature and eternally strive for Virtue, highlighted by the phrase "The Quest of the Avatar is Forever." The Avatar is meant to be an example for everyone in Britannia of what could be accomplished if one but tried. This hero was never perfect, was never infallible, was only ever human, capable of both good and evil acts. "
>>19132238As far as interrogation goes, torture is almost never utilized. Although sadly that might be because there are faster and easier ways to acquire information, and the harmlessness of the procedure is merely a byproduct.While we do have a tendency to acquire resources whenever possible, we haven't technically stolen anything, merely... salvaged.In addition, in our pursuit of accomplishing our goals with minimal violence, we have resorted to espionage and bribery and similar skullduggery. Haven't stooped to assassination yet, but I'm not sure if that's for any moral reason.Generally speaking our enemies are not the kind that can be taken prisoner, as their very nature disrupts the fabric of the universe. In addition, they are unlikely to surrender anyway.
>>19132258Nah I'm pretty sure her soul needs to be present in the Lifestream.
>>19132295SUE on the Shadowrun World got assassinated.We were pretty intent on assassinating Sapphy, too.
>>19132314Ah yes.I meant people who weren't SUEs.Like just people who aren't emitting reality distortions and assassinating them out of convenience?In the case of those two, that goes alongside with my 'minimizing violence'.
Here is our current inventory, updated with our new Rigger Hero.I have assumed that we were able to replenish our Securitron and Droid complements along with our other troops.
>>19132235>>19132238>>19132142Agrias frowns at the talk of necessary evil. The Avatar speaks first, though."A long time ago, before I took on the mantle of Avatar, I remember I followed a similar path. Doing what I thought was necessary, was sure. Dead jesters and broken chests... I was much younger then. I wonder if the same is true of your organization? I wonder even if you would act so darkly if the situation called for it." The Avatar pauses. "Something you might consider is the reason you take your actions.">>19132227"Indeed. But it's also easy to forget what a sin is in the midst of a battlefield."The Avatar takes a sip of his coffee. "If you want my aid, I will give it... for the time being, at least. We will see if what you say is true, or if what I believe is."
I suppose generally speaking, the Transpace Guard as a whole is bound by, lets just call it 'fate'. Each canon has a fate, and altering that fate brings cataclysmic consequences.SUEs are beings that disrupt and distort reality itself merely by existing, and many are compelled to create further distortions. Aside from a presumably unique case with an item we recently acquired, there is no cure for their condition.So we are forced to not interfere even when witnessing great evil, as well as kill sentient beings for crimes that boil down to 'existing'.
>>19132385Well crap, I forgot to paste the link. Here it is.http://pastebin.com/HGsJUZZb
>>19132402What is it that you believe. Your Wisdom would be a virtue here, please share it with us.
>>19132295"Spoils of war are hardly theft," the Avatar smiles. "...and while assassination is hardly Valorous, letting soldiers die by stubbornly confronting a superior foe in a fair fight isn't very Compassionate or Just. If you worry I am some thickheaded knight wrapped up in some rigid code of honor, don't. The Virtues are a guide, not a pair of manacles.">>19132403The Avatar considers this. "Interesting. I wonder how you know all of this?"
>>19132402Unfortunately there are many things about the upper echelons of our organization that we have yet to comprehend, so I cannot speak for their goals.As for this ship in particular, we have been fortunate in not having to partake in any ethical quandaries, although I dread the day that we will.Out of curiosity, have you ever encountered a being named Philemon? For some reason I think the two of you would get along.
>>19132480How we know this? ...I suppose when you get down to it, all we know is what we've been told and what our sensors have detected. ...And I'm pretty sure psychics as well?Are you suggesting the terrifying possibility that reality distortions don't even exist?
>>19132511"No. Merely wondering how much we understand them. I do not boast of a deep grasp of the nature of reality even though once I beheld the Codex of Ultimate Wisdom.">>19132442"I'm not sure. But for an existence that change seems to be such a constant for, it seems... out of place that fate would be so set in stone. I believe... It feels there must be something more.">>19132484"I have heard whispers of him, but I have not met him, no."
>>19132542Oh good.One of the questionable decisions of our higher ups has been to forbid further research and modification of our equipment regarding that subject. Which is, I admit, slightly worrying.As of now, we're not completely sure if there's something they don't want us finding out, or dire repercussions to tinkering around too much, or both.
>>19132542>it seems... out of place that fate would be so set in stone"It would be easier, so much easier, if that could be allowed. And there ARE exceptions, such as Fanons and Alternate Universe timelines. But changes to a Prime Canon have always come with disastrous consequences. A tree, once grown, can no more be twisted at the trunk without dying than a Canon changed without consequences. The Retcon Storms in the Marvel and DC clusters are enough evidence of that."
>>19132542Well part of the 'problem' I suppose, is that the Transpace Guard and similar organizations are capable of looking at things from a fourth dimensional perspective, as in outside of time.Although that capacity is generally restricted to certain key events and people, over a relatively small section of space and time, it is nonetheless a keystone of sorts for the stability of that world.In a sense, we can't change it because from our perspective it already happened.
"We have a unique perspective by which we can often view the entire timeline of a universe, from the moment of its creation to the death of its last star. Sometimes, the natural events of a universe tend towards evil, and outsiders try to make it good according to their morality.The problem with this is that it spawns reality distortions, which cause havoc on a much grander scale than single universes. I know you don't like the idea of "necessary evil," but it is our duty to prevent distortions, and that is done by enforcing the normal path of a universe, even if it is a dark one. To do otherwise would be to unravel all existence."
>>19132615"With magic, nanomachines, or mutagenic injections, a tree's trunk can indeed be twisted without the tree dying. Even though the method needed may be extremely hard, there is always a way," the Avatar replies with a smile. "Then again, thinking analogies are directly relevant is a fallacy. And I'm starting to sound like an old man, or one of my college professors. Anything else you wished to discuss?"
>>19132647No we can't.Any future that is not written is undetermined.That's how we can get away with a lot of stuff.And even then, it's only certain aspects we are bound by.Like earning Ringil. We were able to do that because that sword fell outside the pattern of fate.
>>19132662No I don't think there's anything else, although I would like to say that I at least am honored to have you on board our ship.
>>19132662"Perhaps later, we can have a discussion of Meta-physics and the requirements of Canons with Dr. Spengler and Commander Data. As a Starfleet officer, I'm sure that Data can provide an interesting perspective on non-interference and the Prime Directive. We would be honored to take part in such a discussion."
>>19132662"The tree might not die, but unwelcome creatures will nest in the knots."
>>19132644>>19132647"I've met a Time Lord a few times. I keep meaning to ask him about things like these.I'm not sure there is such a thing as a 'necessary evil'. Then again, maybe these are questions that even the Titan of Ether and a group of world-wanderers cannot answer.">>19132687"Well, thank you," the Avatar smiles. "I'll try to live up to your expectations."-----Ryu is staring out one of the windows in the observation deck. Crowe and Spike creep up behind him."You talk to him first," Spike says."No way. You're the smooth talker," Crowe shoots back."Yeah, and that worked out so well for me at the damn bar, didn't it? Your turn," Spike whispers loudly. Crowe pulls out a coin."We'll flip for it," he says."You both know I can hear you from back there, right?" Ryu asks, not turning around. "What did you want?"
>>19132402>A long time ago, before I took on the mantle of Avatar, I remember I followed a similar path. Doing what I thought was necessary, was sure. Dead jesters and broken chests... I was much younger then. I wonder if the same is true of your organization?The issue with growing up isn't that you find ways to overcome evil or necessity. It's that your definitions of evil and necessity change.Change through growing up shows a lot of wisdom, but do not presume that wisdom leads to good.>"I wonder even if you would act so darkly if the situation called for it."I don't. That type of question will eat at you if you let it and become a bigger demon to you than the problems you fight against. Take each situation as it arises, do what is needed, and move on.>"Something you might consider is the reason you take your actions."Because we're told to do so by our superiors and our organisation, who we believe to be correct.
>>19132832"Guys, come one. Just ask him about coming to work for us."
>>19132832Just explain to him what it is we do here and ask if he's interested.
Alright, we have the following abilities for Gondegal, let's pick one:Terrifying Justice- Gondegal's experience with the dystopia cannon taught him the value of fear as a tool of the just. For on he will be far more adept at causing and using fear.The Walls are Watching You (A.K.A the ceiling cat surprise)- The infiltration we had him run though show him a whole new way to pursue the villainous, which he now trains every day. Gondegal becomes adept at making full use of his incorporeality for stealth purpose.(comes with the bad habit of popping out of wall of floors and inopportune times)"Must have been the wind" - Gondegal is able to perform actions in peoples' presence, such as moving objects, opening doors, and hurting people.Those who witness the actions will dismiss the actions as mundane/not important, rather than supernatural."Ghost trick" - Gondegal is able to teleport into and possess people over a distance, if he has an idea of who/where his possession target is.People with strong willpower, or inhuman minds (e.g. robots) have a chance to resist this possession.
>>19132402>"Indeed. But it's also easy to forget what a sin is in the midst of a battlefield."And that is why people who build battlefields in their minds are people without virtue. Noted.>"If you want my aid, I will give it... for the time being, at least. We will see if what you say is true, or if what I believe is."Nothing is true, everything is permitted. I expect we'll both learn something.>"Spoils of war are hardly theft," the Avatar smiles."Define 'war'.>"No. Merely wondering how much we understand them."More than we did in the past and less than we will in the future. Act on what we know at the moment and constantly learn, but never regret lack of knowledge, because there will always be a lack of knowledge, and your regrets will shackle you harder than your lack of knowledge ever could.(Look at Douglas Cartland, nod)
>>19132542>"I'm not sure. But for an existence that change seems to be such a constant for, it seems... out of place that fate would be so set in stone."Either it's not as set in stone as we would think,Or the Change is not as constant as we would think.Perhaps the "Change" is just our way of perceiving a rigid path that we're not fully aware of.>" I believe... It feels there must be something more."How will you know when you find it?You'll carry that belief with you even after you find what you're looking for.>"With magic, nanomachines, or mutagenic injections, a tree's trunk can indeed be twisted without the tree dying. Even though the method needed may be extremely hard, there is always a way,"Let's suppose you have 1000 trees, it takes 1 hour to prune a tree, and 10 hours to fix a tree via magic, nanomachines, or mutagenic injections. Every hour a tree is untended, someone is hurt.What, then, is your best course of action?
>>19132832We come with a dread warning from your future! One day, you will star in a fighting game known less for it's gameplay or plot and more for the fact that all the women are dressed like whores and jiggle more then a mountain of jello! BEWARE!
Hint:Ryu is a very goal-oriented person. At the same time, he carries a lot of burdens on his shoulders coming from different places, that reflects on his duty.
>>19132901Wasn't there more suggestions than that?
>>19132862"Ah, an interesting point. Can true wisdom produce something not good? But wouldn't that in turn depend on the definitions of 'good' and 'wisdom'?" the Avatar chuckles. "I was expecting the recruitment pitch, but not the brain teasers! This may be more interesting than I thought. And I was already sure it was going to get better from the bloated slime demon.">>19132873>>19132899"We were wondering if you might like a job?" Spike starts, approaching slowly."Ninja skills such as yours can fetch a pretty penny, but you seem the type to be selective in your employer," Crowe offers. "And given the lack of material possessions you now have... a little money is probably what you need.""You sound like Foster," Ryu grunts. "'Of course you'll be well paid for the work.'""Well..." Spike says, frowning. "Really, what else can you do? Did you have a backup career we didn't know about?"Ryu is deathly silent.
>>19132976We know of your reputation and ability, and believe me we wouldn't approach you if we didn't respect that. We need the best for what we do, however it's your choice.
>>19132976>"I was expecting the recruitment pitch, but not the brain teasers!"IF YOU LIKE BRAIN TEASERS, JOIN US. WE HAVE BRAIN TEASERS.
>>19132976Spike... that's not diplomatic at all...
>>19132975Not that I can see posted.I'm voting for "Must have been the wind". Opening doors for our troops, swiping access keys, turning off power relays, and disabling security systems are all actions that would be useful to our mission.
>>19132976Ryu.There is bad shit that needs to get cut open.You are skilled and can cut open bad shit.We are about to head into bad shit.Here is payment.
>>19132976As I am not a diplomat I defer to Spike and Crowe.
>>19132976What happened to Irene in this Ryu's history? Because we could always bring her up. "I'm sorry about Irene, we want to try and prevent thing like that from happening again." or "I'm sure she's out there waiting for you."
>>19133043I'm pretty sure Ryu's actual job is an antique shop owner?The ninja thing is more like volunteer work.
>>19133117I don't think he met her yet.I'm pretty sure we found him at the beginning of his career, given we saw his very first boss fight against Barbarian.
>>19133117I think Ryu would just be pissed at you for bringing up his personal problems.He's very guarded with his own issues and doesn't want anyone else to get involved.
>>19132917The Avatar nods. "Very well said. I think we will both learn, yes.">>19132950"A good counterpoint. Perhaps change isn't that constant.""Will I? Perhaps. Perhaps not.""If I have 1000 trees, that is true. What if I only have one? What if I only have ten? What happens to the tree if I prune or cast on it? What happens to the people being hurt?" the Avatar shakes his head. "No two dilemmas are exactly alike.">>19133012"I noticed.">>19133043"I AM still missing about three gallons of blood, I think you could cut me a little slack," Spike says, rolling his eyes."I don't know much about ninjas, I'll admit. But I have heard your name pop up more than once. If you have hang-ups, that's fine. Why don't you just agree to hire on for a mission by mission basis until you figure things out? It's a place to stay and a paycheck for whenever you decide to cash out," Crowe says."...Irene," Ryu murmurs."Huh?" Spike asks."If you help me find Irene Lew, I'll join up. For that, AND the pay," he murmurs. Spike grins."...I think we can manage that," he says.
>>19133145Alright so I guess we'd better get to work fast and complete that keystone, if we want to have Requisitions do the work for us.
>>19133145That reminds me.ANON, given that Cowboy Bebop is a Completed Work, is there anything against regulation for Mr. Spiegel here to send a message or even visit his native canon, given the rather... ambiguous nature of his fate?
>>19133145"You're going to need to be pretty specific here, Ryu, cause there's more than one Irene Lew. "But if we finish up this next mission real quick, we might be able to get Requisitions to track down the right Irene for you."Anyway, welcome aboard."
>>19133204It would be a lot of paperwork, but it might be possible.
>>19133145>No two dilemmas are exactly alike.He's right, you know. Can't get too broad when there's shit to do.
>>19133145Hey MetaOp, are there any benefits for changing our Hero's costumes? Like if we put Ryu into the Legendary Black Falcon, or the Fiend outfit? Hell, would he let us?
>>19133244I've always wondered if "Dante without his shirt" was powerful because it's meant to be his dad, or if Dante just gains cosmic levels of power by taking off his shirt.
>>19133244Dude! That's a new show we have to produce once the workshop is fixed. "Queer Eye for the Meta Guy." We can have different Heroes appear on it, and dress them up in alternate costumes. It'd be awesome!
>>19133244If the change is purely cosmetic? No. If it's something like Link's tunic, where the red one grants fire resistance, the blue one water breathing, then yes.
>>19133238Good to know.Spike, that appeal to you at all?
>>19133322Some heroes gain/lose powers depending on what costume they're wearing.Ryu, Dante, and Alice were noted.Though to be honest this seems to be more of an excuse to play Dolly with meta characters than as any attempt to make our dudes stronger.
>>19133346...isn't that from that one Let's Play?>>19133326"...it's something I'll have to think about."
Alright lets see how Star-Lord is doing on his end?
>>19133372Princess Maker and Dwarf Fortress are both tales of how efficiency and optimisation bring a tragic death to a person's humanity and sense of ethics.And yes, it is from that one Let's Play.
So, trying to get this back on track to getting preparatory shit done. Which ability do we give Gondegal?1 vote for "Must have been the wind".Were the Gurus able to give us a description of what abilities the reforged Gurthang has?
>>19133407Wind seems powerful.What were the other options?Terrifying Justice conflicts with windWalls is a stealth upgradeTrick is a possession upgradeI'll go with trick since we can use it creatively to solve problems, I think.
>>19133407Yeah I'd say that works.
>>19133407Its name is Time Cleaver.It cleaves Time.As in, you know how people die if you cut off their top half from their bottom half?That's cleaving Space.This thing chops a person off from their PAST or their FUTURE.Like, their childhood falls off.Or they reach middle age and then disappear because the rest of their life was sliced away.
>>19133346>focus on Magical Attack, Combat Skill, Sensitivity, Charisma, Art and Cooking>Sin 631Wow, this is going to be one funky demon queen.
>>19133388He's holding up fine.>>19133407"We're... actually not ENTIRELY sure about everything it can possibly do, but we've managed to identify a number of effects that the wielder can bring out. First of all, the blade's edge dramatically speeds up time against the small area it cuts, causing the target area to decay, rust, grow frail, and so forth, just before it is cut. The effect is that the sword will cut through most things like butter. The second effect is that the wielder can slow down time for him or herself, allowing incredibly swift actions. The third effect is that the wielder can speed up time for an enemy struck by the sword, causing them to act and react in what is essentially slow motion. We're still researching what else it could possibly do.">>19133452"That is a distinct possibility, but for an effect of that power to occur, the wielder must be well practiced, familiar, and almost bonded to the blade. There is also the possibility that it can cleave open portals through time or space time. But we're not sure."
>>19133467She beats travelers to a pulp, and then makes the best dish ever from their remains.And everyone will love her and despair.>morality 0
>>19133485Now, which swordsman amongst us has Time or Entropy affinity?Not Agrias, she's Holy.Not Star-Lord, he's Space.Not Darius, he's Wh40k, which NEVER EVER CHANGES.Not Finalfion, because Elves don't ageNot Demoman, because the only thing he has an affinity for is blowing shit up.Honestly?I'm thinking we give it to Cheryl.
>>19133485Hm.Tosh, could you use your powers to talk to the 'spirit of the sword'?
>>19133530If it has a spirit, of course.
>>19133527I'm pretty sure Gurthang should count as a holy weapon, given what it started out as and how it was reforged in the sacred realm?
>>19133485Guru's, when reforging Gurthang, did it talk to you?Do you know if it still has a spirit within itself?From the original literature, Gurthang's spirit was not happy about its state of affairs.
>>19133522Jesus fucking christ she really IS from Dwarf Fort.
>>19133545>>19133530"Jah, mon. Ya want me to?""Yes, the spirit of the sword is still there. It still has... ill feelings towards its old master, but that shouldn't affect a new one that much."
>>19133573Might as well.Tosh, speak to the sword.>>19133527>>19133541Might want Cheryl and Agrias here, too.And in case the Sword is still angry, get Elaine in here so she can heal its sanity.
>>19133582Yeah lets go ahead and do that.It is a part of our team after all.Also a thought regarding Cheryl. Unless she feels that it is crucial for her to retain what she learned from Grimm, I'm pretty sure an Auror could selectively remove those memories from her mind. I don't really see any wrongness in doing that.
I find it amusing that, when you get a character with the talent "Incorruptible good", the idea isn't to give her to items of holy pure lightness, the idea is to stuff her completely full of items of power that have an Evil-causing or San-draining effect to balance them."Woah shit, that dude's fully decked out in gear of pure evil, he must be one badass motherfucker.""Hi! My name is Cheryl and I want to be your friend."
>>19133582>get Elaine in here so she can heal its sanity.That's not going to work at all. It has a right to be angry, and it's is not rooted in any way to madness.Do you know the story of Gurthang at all?
>>19133617>Do you know the story of Gurthang at all?Nope.
>>19133573"Sure, Tosh. I wonder how it feels being wielded alongside Anguiriel, Ringil, the Voiceless Spear, and the Nameless Blade."
>>19133527On the other hand, we will probably want someone with swordfighting experience to be wielding the reforged Gurthang. Time and Entropy tend to be neutral concepts anyhow, at least in fiction. We may want to give it to Agrias for now, since she'll most likely be using it to slash bad guys. And right now, the effects of it slashing people and/or its effects on the wielder are all we know about it right now.
>>19133527Giving it to Cheryl is pointless. She's not a trained swordswoman, and the powers of Gurthang are only effective when it is wielded in battle. Also, the temporal abilities of Gurthang have absolutely nothing to do with Agrias' Job as a Holy Knight. She's using a Beam Katana right now, for fuck's sake, it's not going to be an issue.If anything, Gurthang will be glad to have a wielder that's not a kin-slaying team-killing fuckwit of a master for once.
>>19133617Not to mention that Elaine probably isn't up to Chalana Arroy "heal wounded judgment" capabilities. Yet.Since we're already talking to Tosh, ask him what he had in mind about the looting in the Starcraft universe. Will we really have to go there and loot stuff, or would it be possible just to replicate a lot of minerals and then just go through the black market to acquire illegal schematics for Dominion barracks/SCVs/what have you?
>>19133625http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/GurthangGo and educate yourself.
>>19133667He has a mission for us.He wants us to go loot Jorium and Terrazine and acquire some Terran construction stuff.He's obviously intending to use it for his own purposes of building a loyal spectre force, but as long as we treat him kindly and don't be dicks with him, it won't bite us in the ass.I'd say go for it.
>>19133582"De sword is irritated its old master so easily gave it away, but is also glad to be away from him. It is also... how to put dis... cynical? About the next sort of person that might wield it?"
>>19133672Also, there's a C&C canon in this sector. It's got NOD and GDI MCVs and tech lying around that we can loot.Biggest problem is that it might be guarded by the Orz by now, but fortunately they are a distortion so we have a perfect excuse to blast them.>>19133675Agrias is a pretty decent person. is Tosh able to let the sword talk to Agrias, using himself as sort of a conduit?
>>19133685Yes. Want them to do it?
>>19133675"Well, I can't say that I blame it. After all, considering its history of past masters, it's had a bad string of wielders. "It's too bad about Beleg, and Brandir was Turin just being an idiot."Tosh, can you help Agrias talk with Gurthang, see if the two can get along?"
>>19133703I'd say that this would be a good idea, assuming that both parties agree.
>>19133703Yes, please do.Gurthang had a fierce love for battle and drinking the blood of its enemies, but it never liked hurting the innocent. I think it and Agrias can have a lot of common ground.
>>19133703Yes.It seems wise. Agrias seems like a decent wielder.Now, what weapons have we got.Ringil - DariusAnguriel - Star-LordDai-Katana - RyuGurthang - AgriasVoiceless Spear - a Knight InductorNameless Blade - a Knight InductorLance of Longinus - a Knight Inductor3 Orange Katanas - Alicia, Lavian, DemomanDoes this seem appropriate?
>>19133737No.The Nameless Blade is equipped on Finalon, and is arguably best in his hands, considering that he is an Elf and the Blade is an Elven blade.The Dai-Katana is currently wielded by Data when necessary, because it's size and weight require an android's strength. It could be used by a space marine, but the handle is a little small for their hands.
>>19133737Ryu is wielding the Dragon Sword currently. He currently is refusing to wield the Dai-Katana, as it is too big and unwieldy for him to properly use his ninjitsu style with it.With Tosh as mediator, Agrias talks to Gurthang. The blade accepts her as its temporary master. I may write this up later, but I'm too tired.Speaking of which, 4 AM means it's sleep time for me. If this thread is still around, I might pop in again tomorrow, but I'll definitely be gone from Friday to Sunday.
>>19133778Roger that. Cya.
>>19133778Currently we have:2 votes - Just the Wind1 vote - Ghost TrickAny other votes?
Also, what are we going to equip the new recruits that we received? We could equip the MetPharm security troopers with the MetPharm prototype armor, but I want to have R&D check them over for side-effects. We could equip them with assault rifles and phaser rifles. The assault rifle to have exographic scanners and micro-transporter modules, so they can shoot through walls, and the phasers to provide a non-lethal option. This would make them into effective auxiliaries. The same weapon upgrade should be done with the zombie hunter squad.
MetaOP, clarifications please:>Blue Crystals 50%, S2 Organ 50%Is that how much research has been completed, or our current research allocation?>ysalimirDo we still have the 2 squads worth of ysalimir's from the First Battle of Tokyo?
MetaOP, while looking up information concerning the Vic Viper fighters, I found that there are a number of different models.Can you please tell us which one so that I can put it into the pastebin accordingly? It's obviously not the T-301 model, since you said that none of them have time circuitry.
>>19135738It's research allocation, though your scientists say you're nearing a breakthrough on the Blue Crystals.No, you did not retain the ysalamir.This one:"Vic Viper BP-456X: Built by Dr. Venom and used by James Burton. It's used in Gradius and Gradius Rebirth. It has the basic weaponry."Hopefully I'll be back around 8 to pick this up.
>>19137095Thanks, MetaOP. I'll hopefully have the Descriptions done by then.
>>19137095For the Spellcaster Armor that has the Armor of Ithan, you said that they have an MDC of 80.I'm going to assume that they have 8 activations of the armor before complete depletion, and that each activation keeps the Armor force field up for 8 minutes. Activation charges regenerate at a rate of 2 P.P.E per hour, with each activation costing 10 P.P.E., means that it takes 5 hours to regenerate 1 activation. However, being at a leyline or nexus point will recharge 10 P.P.E. in 15 seconds.
>>19133737We also can't give Demoman any weapons not from TF2. He'll leave them where he dies if he needs to respawn.We're best equipping his weapons from in game.For his melee weapon, I'd suggest "Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker." It's an awesome weapon.
>>19137339Sounds OK.Oh did I mention I'm back now? I'm back now.>>19133814Looks like Gondegal has been upgraded with "Just the Wind."Did you ever figure out what to do with your Dystopia squads?A day passes as fresh troops arrive, new troops are trained, old troops rest, and equipment is shuffled around like a Las Vegas house deck. As workers load on your latest cargo of supplies, the Black Ops fleet begins transpace jumping en masse, finally off to 'investigate' the moving reality distortion.Your scientists notify you they have completed research on the Blue Crystals.
>>19141169Excellent, what have they uncovered?
>>19141169See what the scientists have been able to find out.As for the Dystopia troops, I'm voting for Assault Rifles with Exographic Scanners and Micro-transporter Modules, Phaser Rifles, titanium mesh and ceramic armor, kinetic barriers, MkII Reality Emitters, and cortical stacks.We'll give the MetPharm High-Sec troopers the MetPharm prototype power armor once we know that it won't, like bond to them at the genetic level and make it impossible for them to take it off, or something like that.
Blue Crystals: We have not been able to determine how these crystals were produced, but we have gained insight into how they function. Specialized layers of crystal lattices somehow have a superconductive quality to them in regards to temporal energies. Arranged in very precise fashion beneath several layers of pure protective crystal, these lattices siphon energies from the flow of time and redirect them in order to produce space-time warping effects. The crystals appear to be designed to be grafted directly onto compatible living beings for control. Unfortunately, humans are not compatible. Though we cannot use these crystals, we have expanded our knowledge base by examining them, and can possibly use them as a bargaining chip for those with the inclination and far more time to study them at length.
>>19141239So humans can't use them eh?How about Falco and Slippy and Finalon?
>>19141239And the Farseers for that matter as well.
>>19141282On the subject of Falco and Slippy, do they have any remaining questions for us?
>>19141239This frees up 50% of our researchers. I suggest we allocate 25% to Emergency Beam-Out Cortical Stacks and 25% to RED-Generic.The EBOCS for our regular troops, and the RED for our psionic and magical troops who can't use the cortical stacks.
Given that they were designed for Shoggoths and Old Ones, no. Though the Eldar came close.They have no questions at the current time.
>>19141328I'd like to vote for 25% on small meta-ships, and 25% to research on the VX of the Brasta. The other alternative is to return Crowe+Brasta to his home canon to receive the Li Brasta B upgrade and then we crib Traia's research notes about the VX.
>>19141317I'll say 25% small meta ships (which will be a gamechanger) and 25% RED-generic.
MetaOP, were Crowe and Char taken from a primary SRW Canon, or a divergent one where primary protagonists going missing wouldn't create reality distortions?Is sending Crowe back to his Home Canon in order for them to complete research on the VX, then recruiting him again and getting the research notes even a viable plan?>>19141432I think you're overestimating what the Small Meta Ships research would allow us to do.
How do you suppose we buy time to get the other research done, like the Transpace Lances? IIRC we still have to return to Hyrule to excavate and re-erect the temple of time. We also haven't checked out the mailbox of that horror world where we put a TG outpost. We could also return to the C&C canon to retrieve any hardware still lying around. (Chronosphere!)Of course, I'm looking at this as extra bargaining chips to help us get more goods via the looter team.
>>19141487Presently, we can't buy more time, since we need to go and fix that lynchpin RIGHT NOW if we want to get there and back before Requisitions closes shop.With most of the major lynchpins resolved after that, we may be able to talk Holtz into giving us more time to complete research.
Sending Crowe back really isn't a viable option for the simple reason you're not sure how long it would take him to "finish". He was taken from a primary canon. He'll need to return at some point.
>>19141545Could we contact Philemon through Douglas and see if he would be willing to trade anything for the crystals?
>>19141545Requisitions recruited him from an in-progress point of Canon? When this is the exact sort thing we are supposed to prevent? When we could have just recruited him from after the story is over, when it's safe? Like we've done with every Hero we've requested?More and more, I'm thinking that Requisitions deserved to get nuked.
>>19141610Shouldn't we wait to see who else might come up to us and want to make a trade?There's also the idea of trading the crystals to Main HQ R&D, for their help on research.
>>19141610Let's do the barganing with Philemon. Meanwhile have Agrias start looking up on how to dual-wield swords. Next let's ask the Gunstar pilot how training against the other pilots went.
>>19141612I'm pretty sure we have no idea where we recruited Char from do we?
>>19141674Don't give the crystals to Main HQ. We could risk contributing further to the Crossover War, since the Guard right now is nearly on civil war/collapse.
>>19141674to be fair, the Transpace Guard is pretty much disintegrating into Firemen and Messiahs at the moment. We don't want to hand this stuff to anyone who might turn around and fuck us in the metaphorical ass with it. Philemon is pretty safe bet in that regard.
>19141612It DOES seem odd, doesn't it?You can contact Philemon and attempt to trade, yes. Have any idea what you'll ask for?
>>19141545OP, did you see that "Heroes of the Firemen" file/list you were sent? Another reason to be careful with stuff like the blue crystals...
>19141687Alpha-verse Char, after he 'died'.
>>19141758Alright, so...what do we ask for?Equipment? Heroes? Or information, such as what the hell is that big distortion that bearing down on us?
>>19141787We'd LOVE info on the giant moving distortion though.
>>19141857Well, that's why I suggested it.Though I suppose it depends on if Philemon has any agents among Black Ops.
>>19141874Good idea! Let's ask about Black Ops too!
OK, so you guys are going to try and use Douglas as a medium to contact Philemon and trade the crystals for information about the distortion and Black Ops? Anything else?
>>19141968If he could also throw in an Asgard Transporter Array for the All Under Heaven, and our three Star Destroyers, and the Hercules, that would be nice. Oh, and for the Overlord, too.
>>19141758Persona for another person could also be a decent trade. Give it to Spike this time
>>19141968well, maybe ask what else he has to offer, first. Also, in case he can't give us that info.
>>19142007hahahaha no. how about something he might be actually able to give us?
As you make the request of Douglas to try and contact Philemon, you feel your senses growing faint as the world darkens around you to be replaced with familiar environs. Some distant part of your brain recognizes that you are in a waking dream, but the illusion feels near perfect. The thought that the only reason it's near perfect instead of perfect is to let you know it is indeed a dream crosses your mind as the words ring in your ears."Welcome to the Velvet Room."
>>19142062"Hello Igor. We'd like to discuss a possible trade with your master.
>>19142062Hello again Igor.The fact that you and your... employer? Supervisor? Can bring us here whenever you want is...Well it's honestly a little frightening.In any case, I think the main idea here is that we would like to trade these crystals to you in exchange for information.Does that sound acceptable to you?
"A trade? For wha... Aaaaah. Relics of the Old Ones. Normally, I don't think we'd take this sort of thing, but I believe an exception can be made here. What do you wish to know? What the cards tell of your future? Of the foes you've faced? The foes you've not faced? The tremblings of fate? Tell me your desire..."
>>19142223"Something a little more straightforward. Detailed answers to specific questions. Such as what is the large reality distortion that is bearing down on us. Will the Black Ops fleet be able to defeat it? And can we trust A.N.O.N. to not be suborned by Black Ops to work against us?"
>>19142223Every time I see a pic of Igor, Poem of Everyone's Soul immediately plays in my head.
>>19142223Could you clarify what you mean by 'tremblings of fate'?>>19142270C'mon man, you know people like Igor are contractually obligated to not be that specific.
>>19142299I was hoping that we could make details and specificity part of the deal.I don't know if that's more or less unreasonable than asking for Asgard Transporter Arrays for our entire task force.
>>19142323It's not.But that's just because asking for those things is remarkably unreasonable.
>>19142379Then what should we ask for that's only 'slightly unreasonable'?
>>19142392His phone number.Not a way to contact him, his actual phone number. He'd have to get phone service, a phone. . . Overall, it'd just be annoying.
I just remembered. We're going to have to train Agrias in Time Mage to help her use that sword, aren't we?
>>19142440It might help to maximize her potential with it, I think. Still, that could give her an extremely powerful attack, or other special abilities (opening time portals or such).I think it would be worth the training time.
>>19142440Training in Time Mage is useful in general, especially since it requires 3 levels of Black Mage.Agrias should also be able to get to Ninja or Dancer since she has Geomancer maxed out.
>>19142270So besides these questions, do we have anything else we should ask?Or should get more general prognostications of our future?
>>19142583I'm fine with general questions, because that often gives us answers to questions we haven't thought to ask yet.
Are we in autosage?
>>19142611We shouldn't be. As of a minute ago, we weren't.
>>19142611Nope, front page. Right next to MSQ.
>19142270"The dis- ah. That."Igor's smile grows a little."Your sensors have merely picked up a lender that has finally returned to take his interest. A sibling of yours, long thought lost to the mists of time. Your 'Black Ops' could survive, even without a single casualty, if they made the right decisions. But doctrine is both what holds them together and what binds blinders to their vision. Will they triumph? I'm not sure. But it is likely whoever wins will not be the true victor."Margaret cuts in. "Your A.I. is bound to the ship, and to you. No other strings make it dance right now. I do not know if this will change."
>>19142622Thank you Margaret. We were afraid that Black Ops had backdoors to take command of it.Also, two >> to link, one > to green text
>>19142646I know, I'm just so damn used to being able to click the post number to quote it. I dunno why that function isn't working today, it was fine yesterday.
>>19141169I dunno, both his stealth upgrade and his possession upgrade are probably useful>>19141239Time Crystals, eh? We obviously can't sell them to an in-progress canon, and I doubt we'd be selling them back to base since Requisitions is closing, so that leaves Shadowrun world and Philemon.
I think we should focus research thus far:25% on the Super Stacks25% on the Incursion Tech
>>19142706The Incursion technology can be produced once we have the Engineering Bay repaired; Data was the one that worked on the technology, and has the blueprints in his positronic brain.
Do you guys think it would help us to know what's going on in the other sectors of the Metaverse? Like what the other major meta-aware factions are up to right now, and if they're having to deal with massive sector-distorting reality distortions right now?We know that the TSAB told us that they're largely in control of their sectors, but we don't know anything about the other factions. It might be useful to know if we have to deal with the Combine or the Closers later on.
>>19142622>A sibling of yours, long thought lost to the mists of timeSo, could he be referring to an agent or TG team that went rogue?
>>19142729That's true. We know that the G-Man is on the move, and he's got his eyes on us. How many questions do we have left?
>>19141612Why would you recruit heroes from in-progress canons.That is not what you do.You recruit them from canons that are over, or canons that have been ruined.You can grab them from artwork that doesn't really have a plot.But you do not disrupt the canon oh god what is this I donut even.
>>19142622This worries me. Both the Avatar of Virtue and Igor have suggested that the Doctrine and how TG does things currently may not be the best way and suggested we look at the reasons why we're fighting and how we go about things. It might be time to be loveable ragtag outsiders fighting the good fight for our own reasons.
>>19142622So, additional questons:How are the other Meta Factions dealing with current situation? Specifically, the Combine, the Closers, and the G-Man.The TSAB we already talked to, and the ATN is going to be concentrating on making whatever inroads against the Closers they can make with the confusion.
>>19142857>It might be time to be loveable ragtag outsiders fighting the good fight for our own reasons.So, fixers, then? No, down that road lies nothing but misery, ruin, and a bullet to the back of the head.
>>19142857Well, first things first.Preserve the Canon.They're suggesting there may be other ways to do that than killing SUEs, kidnapping crossovers, kicking hedonists in the junk, and looting everything non-canon that isn't nailed down.I'm curious what these different ways are, and how we'd learn about them. But ultimately upholding the Canon is the highest virtue.Or, are they suggesting we really don't know what the fuck a/the Canon really is, and we're enforcing something that isn't entirely true?
>>19142939We know that the TSAB tries to capture and reform S.U.E.'s, rather than killing them.So there's that.Of course, as far as we know, the recidivism rate is astronomically high, and they have to be put down anyway.
>>19142963How do we know if the Guard doesn't have it's own Penitent Legions, with SUEs being reduced to psuedo arco-flagellants or servitors?
>>19142963At least we're trying to cure that one SUEpire instead of selling her off. She didn't have a choice so we're trying to help her.And on the bright side, we're nicer than the IDPKB. We don't juice them and use them as a power source.
>>19142857It might not be the Doctrine of Now and Forever that follow, so much as how slavishly we follow it.They might be saying more that sometimes exceptions should be made, like how the Prime Directive, even with its status as the core philosophy of the Federation and Starfleet, is sometimes broken in the various Star Trek series.
I wonder where the in the nine hells is Potential Writefag.
>>19142994>And on the bright side, we're nicer than the IDPKB. We don't juice them and use them as a power source.Right, we just put a bullet in their heads, or slit their throats, rather than taking away all of their power in a painful fashion.
>>19142994Hm, I'm fine with using nonlethal or peaceful methods to restore the Canon and fix Reality Distortions.But if they're going to tell us that "you shouldn't restore Canon or fix Reality Distortions", I'm not going to believe them.>>19142999I don't know about that; If you give people license to disturb the canon then everyone's gonna have their own ideas on what the "Greater Good" is, and those ideas all going to conflict.Plus, people are going to change Canons because they just don't like the canon, and rationalise it as being the greater good, when it's really not.The Prime Directive gives structure, it gives order, it gives peace, it stops people squabbling, and it doesn't let those damn fixers get an excuse to be SUEs with a badge.If we're ever to consider breaking Canon, no matter what the scale, then it's going to be according to a central policy and guidelines, not individual morals and judgements.
>>19143028We got a version that was fated to die, and already had his on-screen death.>>19141776
>>19143052Do you realize how many Chars have died across many canons?
I wonder which of our staff were recruited from in-progress Canons?We'll want to Cortical Stack them. Don't want canon distortions coming from losing them.We are also going to yell at Requisitions for giving us what are obviously reality-distortions-waiting-to-happen.
>>19143102Char excels at two things only, piloting MS and faking his own death. He's fine.
>>19143118Requisitions is DEAAADAlso I think it was a rush job, since we got Crowe during that SUE Earth that we needed the rewriter bomb for....I still miss MechaGodzilla.
>>19143118Crowe is the only one that I can think of.Everyone else was either specifically recruited from after their stories ended, or were promoted from within our ranks of mooks.
>19142864"Your path has been changed to collide with the Combine. They remain the opportunists they ever were, and some seek to borrow you for their own game against them. Though he will claim it is merely 'payment up front."
>>19143156Unforseen motherfucking consequences.
>>19143156>Your path has been changed to collide with the Combine>Though he will claim it is merely 'payment up front'Aw fuck, we're going to get 'temporarily hired as independent contractors' by the G-Man.Fuck.
>>19143156I wonder if Philemon could give us a card reading of the lower right lynchpin.We've robusted Ebon Night and 8-bit dystopia, we're on track for that Yggdrasil + SUEs world.But that last one is a bit of a mystery.
>>19143196"Payment up front... for what? We don't recall making a deal or exchange with him."
>>19143227Of course not, we haven't made it yet. But we will.
>>19143227We pay them up front. They give us something awesome later. . .And then fuck us out of it.
rolled 46 = 46rollan
>>19143225"A card reading? No, not yet. You were told before, weren't you? 'A reflection of Chaos', wasn't it? Those at war with the legacy of the Technocratic Union claim that space as their domain. Four gods merged with four outcasts, and those damned to follow."
rolled 11 = 11>>19143349Awshit
>>19143349Right, right. Anyway, moving on.What other questions are you willing to answer, Igor? Or what other services can we purchase with this trade?
>>19143349>Four gods merged with four outcasts...I knew it.
>>19143398AdEva. . . Thousand Shinji. . . Shit. Looks like we need some more Mechs.
>>19143420Fuck it, use an S-bomb
>>19143394"One more question."
>>19143448A betrayal will come from within our ranks. A member of our staff will turn against us.Who?
>>19143398For those unfamiliar, I call upon the forbidden power of tvtropes.http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanFic/TheOpenDoorhttp://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanFic/ThousandShinjiIf my hunch is correct, I wonder if we will have to deal with the castaway, the fisherman-turned-daemon, Lars.He's made... quite a mess of things.
>>19143463So we have to go inBlow up the Chaos godsand put in new Chaos gods... sounds easy guys k let's go
>>19143452Was that from when we first got a reading from Igor?
it's the midnight hour and we're waiting for op
>>19143657I'm here,just had to get up for a bit.>>19143452"That depends on whose side you end up taking. And before this is done, you will have to choose a side, even if that side is only your own. Many hands are now at work, many pieces being moved in a puzzle few can see. And you will have to puzzle well before you are done. Farewell, wanderers of the infinite sea..."And then slowly your senses return to you.
>>19143773We should've asked a different question. That answer told us buggerall.
>>19143773Well that was... worrying.In any case, how's Cheryl holding up.
>>19143773We should have phrased the question better.Anyway, we had better prepare to transit to the lynchpin that Yellowman had scouted out.Also, we still need to determine what our research allocation is going to be.2 Emergency Beam-Out Cortical Stack2 RED-Generic2 Small Meta Ships1 VX
>>19143852Stacks imo.Also, doesn't the Transpace Guard already have small meta ships? We used a Skyranger in the spinoff.Better go with RED in that case.
Sorry guys, I gotta get ready for a trip, so I have to end it early tonight. See everyone Monday night, hopefully!
>>19143868Yeah, but we don't.
>>19143920Okay, MetaOP.We'll continue to argue research allocations.Also, we need the name of that Cleric of Desna, and writefaggotry of how the conversation between Agrias and Gurthang went, as well as the continuation of Agrias' tour of the taskforce.
>>19143951How about Vitun Lartiet. >>19143920I can build the Cleric. How much gold should I use for his gear? Standard amount?
>>19143868Yes, the TG does, but we don't have the capacity to do so.Primarily, it's that we can't fabricate our own Meta Transit Drives yet.But I'd argue that it's more important that we can prevent the permanent loss of any more troops, with the looming shutdown of Requisitions, than the ability to create our own Meta Ships.
Yeah, standard amount of gold for the cleric is fine.
Seems like the votes are for distributing the research allocations thus:25% Emergency Beam-Out Cortical Stack25% RED-GenericWe COULD spread our research scientists thinner to get more projects started, but I think that would be inefficient.
>>19144299I'm thinking there's other side-tasks we should be doing before that lynchpin. ie, we should be researching Transpace Lances to fight the SUEs in that lynchpin. Another is ship-salvaging in the warzone, and ship-salvaging near the big distortion (if Black Ops gets wiped).
>>19144006Going to cheese him up? Maybe DMM and a hundred nightsticks?
>>19144390Pathfinder. Some cheese, but no DMM
>>19144383We don't have that time if we're going to get in a last round of Requisitions.MetaOP already said so.
>>19144397Don't we have access to all 3.5 books too? If we do, we can totally give him DMM.
>>19144433We have access to 3.5 spells. Also, I'm not making a character to cheese the game. If we need anything, we could use someone who is good at Crafting to get us access to those items from D&D. Along with the Arcane casters we have, we'd be able to craft nearly anything from D&D or pathfinder.Also, if I make a charcter specifically for cheese, I'm being an asshole, and I like this quest.
>>19144383As useful as the Meta Transpace Lances would be, we already have weapons which will suffice. I think it more important that we not lose permanently troops or heroes, and that we do not lose their accumulated experience.
>>19144433And besides that, it requires something that got changed. Pathfinder clerics don't have "Turning charges" like 3.5 ones do.
>>19144470If we need someone good with crafting, we probably should have picked up an Artificer. That'd solve all crafting problems forever, right there.
>>19144552The Technowizards ARE capable of crafting magic items and recharging them. Did everyone forget that we have them? Or that they're currently making for us robes with magic force fields that will make our spellcasters tougher than main battle tanks?
>>19144479That's the thing. At this stage, we're gonna hit real nasty stuff because this is basically now an arms race. We're gonna see stuff like Tucker's Kobolds and stupid deathtraps and sensor jamming up the ass.
>>19144835But what the Transpace Lances could do, the Ebon Lance and all of our other magical weapons could do. The RED and Super Stacks keep our Heroes as well as Troops from being perma-killed.
>>19144961Transpace Lances are a mass produced version of the Ebon Lance so we don't have to spend 15 minutes getting it back so we can use it again.Also, the protection isn't as needed now due to the Cleric who has True Ressurection as long as we can make him enough diamonds.
>>19144027Any DM fiat on how the Leadership feat would work, or should I just ignore it.I figure that it'd either make it so this guy good at recruiting people to our side, or he came with some assistants like Agrias did.