fuck yeah! zoids quest.
>>19243498Recap in the image.Gives me a chance to post this at least>EarlierSarah grinned as she looked in the mirror. She wore the most girlish clothes she owned, a dark chemise and bell skirt, with a pair of heeled shoes. She even had some makeup and earings on. "I bet he'd pay more attention to me if he saw me in this." she commented aloud.Singing had been a hobby for her since she could remember, and it always helped her relax. With tomorows battle coming up, she needed to take her mind away from certain...distractions. She exitted the dressing room and got up on stage. The restaurant paid her to sing part time, conveniently doubling her outlet as a way to make some extra cash.She started up her fourth song for the night, a sad ballad of a man who lost his love to another. It's about then that she noticed out of the corner of her eye. She was uncertain at first, but as he turned again, she got a good look at his face, scare and all. And the girl he was dancing with. Who was she?
>>19243529She had already slowed her singing, as she kept her eyes on the two. Then they stopped abrubtly, and leaned into each other. Sarah's eyes went wide as she saw the two kiss. Her voice froze, her arm slumping to her side. The microphone slipped from her hand, and tumbled onto the floor. He looked up then, and realized it was her. He looked suprised to see her, but that was it. Not shocked, or bewildered, just suprised.Sarah got off the stage, trying not to make a scene. Trying to hold it in. She started running once she got to the back. She ran down the hall, then outside. He never thought anything of you, a voice in her head told her. It was all one sided. Keep running, that's all your good for right now, a stupid little girl that thought she was an adult. Sarah screamed at herself, telling the whispers inside to be silent, but they still taunted her.She reached her home and hurried to her room, locking the door behind her. She fell onto her bed, and did the only thing she knew to do. She cried herself to sleep.
I was worried ZM, in the last thread you didn't say when the next thread would be. Especially after all the extra roleplaying at the end.
>>19243538had life kick me in the balls.I'm quitting my job, and have to get moved out by the end of the month so my landlords don't rip me off.Honestly I'm not in good humor, but I want to keep this going for you guys
>>19243535...well now I feel like shit, having been in pretty much that exact situation myself. Crying oneself to sleep is NOT fun.
>>19243556ah fuck, sorry to hear that.
>>19243556Yikes. Good luck then!
(now then, if this shit still autosages, im gonna murder someone)You offer Rick a cigar. "You smoke?""Sometimes." he says, accepting the gift. He sits down with you and shares a drink."So what's on your mind?">What say?
>>19243626Well, I just had a great evening except for the part where a friend who may have been developing feelings for me saw me giving Eri a full mouth kiss. Yeah.
>>19243626Was having a perfectly nice evening, then I broke a girls heart and wasn't even able to do it in one of the less painful fashions.Explain that Sarah had probably been developing feelings for us, was singing at the Club and we didn't know it was her. She saw us with Eri, we saw her drop the microphone and run off. Nasty situation.
>>19243638good, now try to push rick and sarah together.
>>19243668Rick takes a thoughtful puff of the cigar and thinks for a moment."Honestly, dude? You're pretty screwed.""Figured that out all on your own, did you?" you say sarcastically."Kind of figured she had a thing for you." he says, taking another drink. He rubs his chin. "Can't really say I have personal experience, but I've seen this sort of thing happen. I take it you didn't fool around with her?""Of course not!" you say a bit defensively. "I mean, yeah, I kind of liked her, but I didn't really feel that way. And I couldn't find a time to tell her straight without it being awkward.""I believe you man, you're a good guy. Really, you should probably wait things out a bit, to let her cool off.""About that, she's in a battle tomorrow." you explain. He flinches."Eh..maybe it'll give her a chance to blow off some steam?" he offers.You sigh. "So screwed.">What do?
Fuck yes! caught it early! >Shit ton of soda>Plenty of junk food>No plans for the next day>Staying up all night and saying Fuck you sleep for zoid quest
I think we should call her, we don't want her going into battle and doing something stupid.
>>19243761I know that feel bro.>>19243753We need to be watching her battle tomorrow. And maybe send her a letter.
>>19243753Joy, we have a heart broken, and presumably angry girl going into a giant robot fight tomorrow. Rick, if I call and try to say anything to cheer her up or help her, it'll probably just make her more mad and depressed. Could you give her a call or something like that, make sure she's doing alright.
>>19243792"Yeah, I'll give it a try." Rick say, putting the cigar out in the sand. "Just hope she listens, she's a bit hot headed.""You have no idea."You go back inside, and bid Rick goodnight.Sleep comes and goes. You're a bit worried about the future, both yours and others. All you can do is take it as it comes, though.You awake at your usual time, feeling slightly hung over, but that should pass soon. You get in a shower and a shave, and eat some breakfast. Seems everyone is content to sleep in today.Since you just accepted a challenge, no one can challenge Sidewinder until tomorrow, at the earliest. This gives you some leeway as to what you can do.>Finish work on the Red Horn>Training>Accept odd jobs>Relax
>>19243911>Finish work on the Red HornWe're going to be using this baby for most things from now on, we want it in full fighting form.
>>19243911>Accept odd jobsWe still need to pay for the crimson horn upgrade.
>>19243911>Trainingother teams are fairly strong, we will have to learn to beat people straight up sooner or later rather than relying on stealth and burrowing.
>>19243911>Finish work on the Red HornOh yeah! Can't wait to see this baby's full statline.
rolled 7 = 7>>19243911Finish the glorious Red Horn.
>>19243928>>19243968>>19243975Deciding it's time you got around to it. you opt to work on the Red Horn. Even in this era, it's an impressive zoid to look upon. With its armor and sensor unit already repaired, you simply need to replace the missing subweapons.....which you do not have on hand. You did put the order in, though.You make your way to the cannopy and use the call forwarding. ["Y'ellow?"] sounds a familiar voice."Hey, Rob"["G-man, bro! How's it goin'?"]"Just swell, we're 2-0, as of yesterday. Ricks doing fine too, by the way."["...Thanks, bro. I'm a little older, so I try to look out for 'im, even though I'm so clumsy. I can't really do anything for him most of the time, though."]"That's ok, you do what you can. Anyway, I was calling about those components I ordered, they on the way?"["Yeah, I got em right here. I can have them over by the afternoon, no sweat. Unless you're in a hurry, then I could get it over there in a few hours."]>Have him deliver it in the afternoon>Have him rush the order
>>19243911red horn and once it's finished we take a small job or 2 and use them to get a feel for it (non-combat or small nests) before we put it through any combat situations.
>>19244060>Have him deliver it in the afternoonWe're not really in a huge hurry, no need to rush it.Then take a look at available jobs, make some decisions regarding those and then we train.
rolled 6, 4 = 10>>19244060No rush, deliver in the afternoon. In the meantime, we should get to looking for some odd jobs. Those are always fun.
>>19244060Let him take his time we can go into town and check out some jobs and watch Sarah's match from the battle centre to make sure she doesn't act stupid.
>>19244060No need to rush this. We got all day.
While we are on the phone we should call Vlad himself. Tell him straight up what happened so he can keep an eye on Sarah.Not much we can do about the situation but that'd help.(Points to make, we where not trying to lead her on, we didn't get a chance to be straight, we like her as a friend, and she saw us in front of the girl we are now dating)
BTW Best of luck Zoid Mother!
rolled 1, 4 = 5>>19244096>VladOh god.We broke his niece's heart, now hell break our legs!
>>19244096Throwing my support for letting Vlad know whats what.
>>19244111Men like that respect respect. He'd break our legs if we do nothing. If we inform him straight up, and look him in the eye when we go "No we did not make out with Sarah" he may be a bit ticked but he won't be homicidal.Now if we fucked Sarah then this happened...then I'd be suggesting a change of name/country/face. Not in that order.
>>19244171If we screwed Sarah then we'd be a walking dead man. Vince would hunt us down as would Vlad. We'd have to change continents to get half a chance of survival.
>>19244187I am so glad we are not in that situation.As an aside, I also think we should inform Eri about what happened. If she picked up on only part of the story it'll seem really bad. So best to pull the bandaid off and tell her the full story.
>>19244187(Implying continents could keep you safe)"No rush, man, I got a whole day to myself."["Ok, bro, I'll be there soon as I can regardless."]You thank him, and end the call. Then you sigh. Your not entirely sure if you want to do this, but you dial the number. You wait, and you wait.....No one's answering."Shit." Did they all leave already? You eye the clock. It's only 8, maybe they had to leave early to get to the sight on time. You offer a quick prayer instinctively.>What do?
>>19244248Tune in for the match?
>>19244248Welp, we're probably doomed. May as well see what jobs are available.Also tune in to her match when it is time, when is her match anyways?
>>19244248Head to town check out jobs then watch the match and hope nothing goes wrong or that vlad noticed her state and pulled her out of the match.
What are Eri and the rest up to?
>>19244270>>19244258>>19244278Thanks to the satellite phone, you no longer have to go into town to find work.You bring up what jobs are currently posted. Stone clearing: 600 credits.Well this is interesting. Seems some people are trying to start building a new town, and just 20 miles east of you, and that. They need some rocks broken up and hauled away. Might could find some extra work to do for them while you're at it.Militia training: 1,000 credits.Spare with new town militia enlistees. The Garrison can't be present in every town, so many start up militia forces to guard from bandits. This is for a town south of here, near the edge of the Zine Desert, nearly a hundred miles.Construction escort: 800 creditsSomeone wants an escort for transporting construction model Guysacks headed for the Svodi Mountains.>What do?
rolled 1 = 1>>19244388Stone clearing, like a boss. A new town means more trade coming through this area, which potentially means more business for Eri's family.
>>19244248Ride out on the Horn to the match.You want to see it yourself, cheer her in outside the boundary of the arena, congratulate her afterward, avoid the hail of missile fire as it's be good practice.TALK to her.We're a stupid young idiot that led her on a little, because we're a dumb merc with a fat head. We were going to stop it before we went to far because it wasnt Fair to her, to either of them.
>>19244388Stone Clearing. The Militia training is a bit of a walk and I have no clue how far the Construction escort is, though we might grab it for amusement purposes later.No need to do it right away.When is the match, how far away is it and is going in person as a team to cheer possible?
>>19244410Let'snot ruin her concentration by showing up at a match right after we broke her heart. Instead we should go for stone clearing or militia.
>>19244410An interesting idea, but pretty much all sanctioned battles have the area around the battlefield swept clear of outsiders before the match begins. And there's probably something about not communicating with outside forces other than other team members in the rules as well. Don't want to get her team qualified to boot.
>>19244438Unless you get permission by one of the teams to watch.Or we just sit outside the arena's grounds and watch.Just being there, and just because we're rooting for her, doesnt mean she needs to hear it....Also paintjob.Bandit Red Horn.
>>19244438Not to mention you have no idea where the battle is taking place.>>19244425at noon>>19244405The other jobs are interesting enough, but the stone clearing is a...stone throw away. Besides, the prospect of a new town that close is enticing.And since it's construction work...."Audrey!" you call into the hallway. After a few seconds, the girl pokes her head out."Yes?""Want to go with me and help build a new town?"Her grin is so wide her head almost seems to swell. "Yes!""Okay, help me patch some food together, and we can head out."You both are ready in short order. Her Demantis is probably best suited for this, but what zoid do you take?>Molga>Redhorn>Others
>>19244568Ready the gustav, load up Red Horn, Molga, and Demantis!Or her new Saber if she'd like.
>>19244568>RedhornIt has linear cannons, horns and we ought to get use to it. The Molga would work if we used detcord but it wouldn't be as good for moving things, clearing stones, its main advantage would be making trenches. If we want we can stuff it on the Gustav just in case it'll be useful.Leave a note saying we're off to clear stones and help build a town, be back before noon.
>>19244602And i suppose we can talk with Audrey about our girl problems.She doesnt really 'know' must about relationships, so maybe she can give us, just an honest opinion.
Redhorn. We need to get used to it. We know we are good in our Molga but we don't know which we will use next match.We should keep ourselves busy most of the day. Watch the match when it's televised though.
>>19244602What's better than 2 Zoids? 4!You load up the Demantis, Red Horn, and Molga on the Gustav. You let everyone know where you're headed over the base com, and set out.You soon arrive to your destination, barely more than a half hour away. The construction sight is busy with activity, some guysacks configured for construction clearing away sand and dirt, as conventional construction vehicles lay the groundworks for the yet to be born town.There's also a shield liger standing guard at the edge of the workers. It's a rather impresive sight, since it seems to be a newer DCS-J model. You park yourselves out of the way of the other workers.>What do?
>>19244771ZOIDS QUEST, HELL YEAH. Introduce ourselves to the foreman and find out what we must do to get that shield liger. IT CAN BECOME A BLADE LIGER MUST HAZ ZM MUST HAZ
>>19244771Get in the Red Horn and have Audrey get in her Demantis, she can use her claws to break up big rocks for others to cart way.Radio the Shield Liger, ask if he's the foreman/coordinator of this project and ask where we're most needed.If he's not the foreman then ask to get into contact with him and ask the same question.
>>19244771Kill Everything, LIGER.We St-Oh wait right.Introduce ourselves, see where we're needed, shoot the shit with Mayor McLiger and discuss girl troubles with Audrey. We're more just talking to ourselves, venting over our frequency with audrey being the only on in range able to hear it, but, it helps get that weight off our shoulder some.
>>19244799Ligers are overrated. We dont need to waste our time trying to nab one of those things when the crimson horn is still waiting completion.
>>19244854I agree, we don't need a standard protagonistmobile. Though I would be interested in a Shadow Fox merely for all the sneaky bullshit we could pull off with it. The Crimson Horn is a good option but not the only one available, I do happen to like it very much, it's absolutely covered in guns. We can build up to it over time, and leave the grapple arms off or at least wait until the end for them, our CRC is bad enough to make using them a sad option most of the time.If only the Zeekdober was better armed and armored, it'd be a pretty solid choice as well.
>>19244910It's impossible to acquire a shadow fox in the current time period according to ZM. As discussed in earlier threads, our eventual plan was to acquire a blade liger strap as much weapon and stealth generators as possible and go crazy ninja assassin moodo
>>19244939I know, which is kinda sad. But you can turn anything into a stealth machine with a good mechanic, a pile of stealth generators and some duct tape to attach the generators to the Zoid.
>>19244939that's a bad idea and you should feel bad we need a ranged based zoid with minor cqc capability not a cqc zoid with ranged use
>>19244799>>19244812>>19244838You get in the Redhorn, whilst Audrey mounts her Demantis. You're about to open a comlink when someone starts talking to you via short range radio.["Aye, you kids the extra help we asked for?"]You look around and spot a stout man holding a reciever."We are, are you the forman in charge?"["I am indeed. The rocks we want busted are too your left, careful not to step on anything. They're pretty big, but you should be able to smash right through them."]You make your way down along the work zone, spotting your quarry(rimshot). You check to make sure no one's around to get hit by debris, and charge.Dino damage! You smash right through. The workers would have needed quite a bit of explosives to break them up eventually, but this not only saves time, but money as well.Audrey busies herself digging out and dragging away rocks lodged into the ground, as you continue to wreck your way through he rock formation.You quickly find yourself without anything to smash.>What do?
>>19244988Sir, I broke all the rocks. I smashed them, is there anything else you need smashed or anything you could use an available Red Horn, Demantis, or Molga for? I'm happy to help you guys.
>>19244988Praise the Red horn for a good job.Help Audrey with what you can do, ask the Foreman or one of the nearby guyzaks what we could work on next.
>>19245007["Done already? That was quick. I guess you can go.....did you say you had a Molga?"]"Yes?" you answer. He's quiet for a bit. You find him visualy, he seems to be thinking seriously. He raises the receiver again.["Alright, kid, here's the deal. About under a mile and a half north is an underwater spring. Ground's to unstable to build there. We WERE gonna make a pipeline underground and draw water from it like that, but if you could dig a channel for it to flow down this way, and pool just outside where we're building...shit, you'd save us months of time. Lot's of money, too. Think you can do it?"]>What do?
>>19245095I say do it.(How can you not trust Rand Travis?)
>>19245095Sure I can do that pretty easily, it's what my baby was built for. You'll owe me a sixpack of beer. Make sure to clear out the area around where I'll telling it to pool, I have no idea how much pressure is going to be behind it.
>>19245095do it, dig the trench first, then use explosives to get the last part holding the water back
>>19245095MOLGA STRONG can do any job this plebeian commoner can throw at it. Lets get us some aqueducts
>>19245095Switch over to a private channal and ask Adrey if she thinks she can handle being left here while you dig the pipeline.Would this make us miss Sarah's zoid battle?I mean, of course we'll do it. Just want to know if we're Safe here.
>>19245095We could totally manage that. It'll be a bit tricky, but we should be able to "shave" the earth by going over the same shallow path multiple times with the cutters until it's the required depth. That should minimize he chances of steep dirt walls collapsing into the channel and ruining our work.
Better have him map out the route he wants this aquaduct to take. Actually, unless he wants us to we better not breach the spring ourself. They'll want to lay concrete to keep the water flowing properly.
>>19245134He laughs at your cocksure reply.["Good man! I'll give you the area for the spring. You may have to search a bit for it."] He gives you the info, then adds thoughtfully. ["Tom!"]["Yes sir?"] comes a younger voice.["Go with this guy, he's gonna dig a canal underground for us. Up north is skirting bad country, I want you watching his back while he digs."]["What about here?"]["We're tripping zoids, here. The only useful thing you're doing is giving us some shade. Now hop to it!"]["Yes sir."] the Liger follows you toward the Gustav as you switch zoids. The canopy opens and the pilot greets you. "I'm Tom, nice to meet you.">What do?
compliment him on his zoid, see what he will tell us about himself.
>>19245247Hey Tom, nice to meet you too, I'm Gerald DeFlynn and this is my Molga. Nice Shield Liger, looks like one of the new models. So what brings you here?
rolled 3 = 3>>19245316"Nice to meet you too, Gerald. I'm just helping my big brother here. I grew up in Helic territory, but our parents were Zenebian. They left as refuges when then asteroids. I got this Liger before heading over here.""That's a pretty new model, how'd you get ahold of it.?" you inquire."I was actually a test pilot for them when they rolling it out. They were dificult for a most to operate though, and the line ended up being scrapped last year. They're going to start over and build something new from the ground up. I was able to buy this guy off from them, so long as I keep sending them data."Interesting. Maybe the stray King Liger Vince caught will play a role in that. Heh, maybe they'll stick some blades on it, too.You head north, telling Audrey to keep an eye out for any trouble. She seemed confident, even with you leaving. You near the area the foreman directed you to.>Roll d10 for search
Hey Zoid Mother. Sorry to hear about your living situation. Hope things turn out well, man. What'd you think of the little story we built up in the last thread? It went from silly (mom chasing us in the desert with the zaber fang) sillier (we brewed cactus alcohol) and then sad (we expanded on the background girl. Named her Bonny who also loved caterpillers and wanted the molga to become a butterfly one day) then it got sadder (she gets killed) then we stole the zaber fang in a roaring rampage of revenge and gunned down the bandit leader.We love this quest.
rolled 9 = 9>>19245456MOLGA SEARCH!Keep a close eye on our seismic sensors and so on.
>>19245471Mostly lurking, but yes.Best of luck OP.
rolled 2 = 2>>19245471It was interesting. though I had something else in mind for Gerald's revenge story, which I will go into when the time comes. And the girls name was Molly.>>19245476You dive down almost instinctively, perhaps because you spent so much time in the desert. You dig a good fifty meters down, and find traces of water behind a solid wall of bed rock.You now need to decide how to go about digging.>What do?
rolled 3 = 3MOLGA STRONG! RED HORN STRONGER!MOLGA SEARCH!
rolled 6 = 6>>19245535Couldn't we dig in a somewhat opposite direction, blast the thing apart? If so rolling.
>>19245535We'll want to leave a pile of detcord here attached to the bed rock wall, then we build the tunnel all the way back, make sure it's prepared, solid and ensures a gentle flow to the goal. Then we get out of the way and set off the cord.
>>19245575>ile of detcord here attached to the bed rock wall, then we build the tunnel all tAgreeing with this
we shouldn't leave det cord lying around untell we plan to use it so lets make shure our tunnel is finished first and that they don't want to line it with concrete before we do somthing dumb like blow an aqifur
>>19245694Ah but leaving the det cord there means we can flood the path when we want to. you know in case there are bandits on the path....Anyway, Just make sure the tunnel is nice and well made.
>See Zoids Quest.>Remember loving that show.>Skim archives.>Catch up.>Start picturing really cool possibilities for Zoids.>Find out that due to time-period we will never get any of the really cool Zoids, ever.>Die a little on the inside.>Resolve to give it a go anyway.Out of curiosity, why DID you chose this particular point in time? I mean, the most iconic Zoid is easily the Liger Zero, so precluding that from ever being an option seems.... odd....
>>19245742There are tons of zoids to choose from though, why does everyone always want a liger? You can modify a ton of different zoids to be totally awesome.
>>19245762Ligers are protagonist zoids.
>>19245776They don't need to be. This is our story and we can choose whatever zoids we want (within the timeline). We don't have to follow cannon is my point. Imagination is whats needed here.
>>19245742Even weirder/funnier when you realize that the OP pic is a fucking Liger Zero.>Never get the cool Zoids.Know that feel bro, know that feel.Though now I kinda want to see Gerald get drunk and draw up 'blueprints' for an Energy Liger.'It's a Liger AND a unicorn, with laser claws and a beam cannon that's all *pew pew* and then I kill ALL the bandits!'The picture shows a E-Liger, in crayon, on top of a small mountain of Hell-cats and Molgas, with helpful labels on the 'technical bits (ask Eri for hepl)' including 'bitchin horn' 'Lazer claws' and 'dead bandits'.
>>19245776It is a protagonist Zoid, but we have spent most of this quest in the most mookish Zoid possible, and winning. We go up against wolves, bears, mammoths and dinosaurs in a fucking caterpillar, and that's pretty damn cool. We can forge our own path about what is the best protagonist Zoid.
>>19245776Liger's are for close combat aces (which tend to be protagonists) which we are the exact opposite of given are below average close range abilities.
rolled 8 = 8>>19245555>>19245694 You dig away from the water source, gradually aiming downward as you go to make use of gravity, and to avoid the more unstable ground. The tunnel walls will act as a natural canal, the stone below you will prevent any water from being lost."So your parents are originally from this region?" you ask your companion to break up the monotony.["That's right. They had to leave their home town behind when the asteroids fell."]"Where was the town located?"["About right here."] he states. You continue digging through the all but empty wasteland."Sorry."["It's fine."]You reach the area designated by Tom's brother. You unfortunately could not leave a remote detonation device behind, but the tunnel itself is set.>What do?
Wait, they want the canal to be underground? Crap. What's the ground like? If it's too soft anything we dig will just collapse thanks to erosion.
rolled 3 = 3>>19245837read the post closely, thats been taken care of.you know your tunnels.In a few years, after the towns been established, they can make something better, but they'll manage with what you just dug
>>19245829Head back to the start of the canal where the water is waiting to come through. Maybe use the laser cutter to create a small hole in the ground above the wall holding back the water (on the dry side), lower in some det cord (enough to breach the wall, not make a huge hole) and let the rush of water bring down the rest of the wall whilst leaving the ground above it in tact.Should work right?
>>19245829leave the rest to the pros, no point risking our neck just to be a hero to some builders.
>>19245785I don't give two flying fucks about canon or originality or whatever, my favorite Zoid happens to be the Liger Zero.It has nothing to do with it being a protagonist Zoid or anything, I just like the design, and unlike some zoids, there's no part of it where I look at it and think 'does it really need THAT when it has THIS' or 'Why does a dedicated artillery unit have all this melee weapons?'I will admit straight up that it isn't the best fit for THIS guy, and would actually prefer a Shadow Fox even if the LZ was an option.
>>19245829Well the tunnel is set, I'm going to look it over to make sure it's stable and erosion won't screw everything up too quickly. Then I'll make a small indent in the bedrock to give a place to put the explosives and guide the explosion, set up some detcord and get out of there, it ought to work. Unless they have a Demo expert lying around in which case I'll defer to them.There was an awful lot lost during the asteroids, maybe more than was lost during the wars. The important thing is that we're rebuilding, this is a good step towards that.
well the tunnel is done lets head back and get a remote charge to blow the last couple of feet so i don't drown down here when we breach the aqifer.You guys do have explosives right? or at least a remote detinator we could conect to some det cord?
>>19245829Can we safely get the water flowing? Do they even WANT us to do that? Or should we just leave that little bit to them for when they want/need it. Getting water enough for a town in the middle of construction could be an issue.
>>19245795>'It's a Liger AND a unicorn, with laser claws and a beam cannon that's all *pew pew* and then I kill ALL the bandits!'You made me spit my drink all over my monitor you ass.I don't even LIKE Ligers, and I want this to happen now. What would be even funnier is actually building an Energy Liger after that.
Howsabout a Gravity Liger?Take the equipment from a Gravity Saix and put it on a liger or something.>It has a sword guys! A sword!
>>19245913Mr. DeFlynn, you have brought a rather absurd proposal to our company. You want to stick a horn on a Liger that, and I quote "Spins with energy and shit" and you plan to accomplish these "technical bitz" by telling this Eri to solve them, you suggested "tachyons" as a good idea. Mr. DeFlynn, I'm afraid we're going to have to reject your proposal, please never contact our company again.
rolled 2 = 2I never said you can't have one. you just can't have one yet.>>19245877>>19245891It's a mile and a half away. Even if you blow it up now, its gonna be a while before any substantial amount actually reaches this spot you stopped at.Plus even when the town isn't finished, having a steady water supply in the middle of the desert will be a huge boon.You and Tom double back, you in the tunnel, him above ground.["What sort of work do you usually do?"] Tom says around halfway back."Was part of a mercenary company, but lately I've joined the battle circuit."["Oh yeah? Me too!"] he says enthusiastically. ["Are you on a team? What's it called?"]"Sidewinder."["Hm, haven't heard of it, to be honest."]"We're still pretty new. What about you?"["Oh, my team's called..."]He falls silent. Nearly a minute passes."Tom?"["Sh!"] he replies on a direct channel. ["Gerald, I got footprints up here."]"What does it look like?"["Helcats."]>What do?
>>19245981Six months later, Gerald goes to fight a bandit who's been terrorizing a nearby town.Then he sees what he's up against: HIS ZOID. The motherfucker built HIS Badass Uni-Liger, and was using it for banditry. After getting out of his Zoid and kicking it into space, he realizes that he both just destroyed his only chance at getting one, and that nobody would believe him.His cry of utter agony and Rage was heard for a hundred miles in every direction.
>>19246009If we can avoid ruining our tunnel, tunnel up close to the surface so we can use our sandshooter in a pinch, wait to see what he finds. Also monitor for seismic activity (we do that right?) to see if we can track the hellcats
>>19246009Turn off the coms for a moment, and then cackle madly at the thought of killing more bandits. Then resume conversation and lay out a plan to investigate.
>>19246009Does our cloaking tech, put out anything that can be tracked? Since we snagged it from a Helcat, maybe he can track ours and pick up any Helcat.Course this is giving away our advantage if we ever fight the.guy.Bwahaha. Oh jeez. A molga versus a liger? Eh. Unless we're super lucky..
>>19246009I adore fighting Helcats, I'm trying to collect enough stealth units from them to create a life size sculpture of one.I'm on my way, my seismic sensors ought to make life easier. Ok, go off to the side in the Molga following Tom, stay underground. We'll fix the hole in the tunnel after this. Stay near the Shield Liger and tell Tom to follow the footprints, ready for combat and don't act like I'm here.Pump our seismics to full power and find those fucking Helcats.
>>19246009Ask where they lead. Also start watching the seismic sensors.It's possible that the bandits don't know about us, since we've been underground this entire time. And if they do know they probably aren't aware we have a cloak. And if they are then they were probably sent here specifically cause of us and we might be screwed.
>>19246084"Gerald, what's this?""Figured I'd try my hand at art.""It's a forty foot statue of you, beating a hellcat to death using a Molga as a club, built entirely out of broken stealth generators.""Yes. Yes it is.""Was this REALLY, in your eyes, a productive use of your time?""Yes. Yes it was."
>>19246084>>19246108Should also maybe send a call to Audrey on a secure line and warn her of the potential danger.
rolled 3 = 3>>19246108He informs you they cross above your tunnel and head northwest. You get no activity from your seismics.>Proceed?
we need to get back to the redhorn lest they steal it.
>>19246116"And you wanna know the best part?""What?""There not broken." "So now we have an invisible forty foot statue of you beating a helcat with a molga club.""Awesome, isn't it? Want some cactus juice? Brewed it myself."
>>19246136Nothing on seismics, they're either staying still or far away. Head northwest cautiously, have Tom do the same acting like he doesn't know we're here, just following the suspicious tracks.Radio back to base, put everyone on high alert and ask someone to keep an eye on the Red Horn.
>>19246009>Not yet.According to an earlier post you made, it's years from even being considered as a vague idea.By the time something like that is a reality, based on the rate this quest is moving, Quest is either going to be over, massive time-skips will make it unplayable, or we'll have enough money to build a Death Saurer out of solid gold.Unless you've been fucking with us the whole time as far as the timeline and what's going on, it's unrealistic enough that I seriously doubt it will ever happen.
>>19246186Quest could always run for 100+ threads like Zeonquest did.
rolled 4 = 4>>19246186Yes, but the continueity has already been fineggled with. Blade ligers are about to hit production a good 50 or so years before they're suppose to, do to and npc's action. then there's stuff YOU, the player, can do to make things go faster, like helping a dude doing research, or help capture a wild zoid. Science
>>19246204I could, and I think AC Quest actually might, but that's sorta useless speculation at this point.Don't get me wrong, I'm rooting for it and enjoying it, but I'm not sure I want to keep playing when Gerald's in his 60s.
rolled 6 = 6>>19246204at the rate I'm going, that would still only be fifty days in quest
>>19246219>It could.Fuck this keyboard, I need a new one.
>>19246186He has mentioned that this is an AU where a lot of zoids were produced earlier or in prototype stages so the actual year doesnt seem to matter outside of zoids from after 2120 (lightning saix's and konig wolves have shown up).
What's to the northwest?
>>19246186Arguing over Zoids we have yet to get the bills for is rather counter productive.A quest involves a community of players and it's best to embrace the overall direction and try to make minor course adjustments to make the over all plan work.That said Zoid Mother is on record as saying he's messed with the cannon time line and has a few surprises in store. We already have schematics for a custom Red horn called the Crimson Horn which if we built would prove a surprise to anyone.Passion is good but let's stop before this gets out of hand right? Right.>>19246136What's Northwest of us? Is it the town site? We should hail Aubrey to get into an ambush position and keep an eye out until we get back regardless.
>>19246219Old Man, this is supposed to be a Zoid battle, not a antique showcase, that thing has to be 100 years old, and not the good kind of ancient. I'm in a top of the line Liger, you don't have a chance.MOLGA STRONG!
rolled 9 = 9>>19246136(We're getting off track here. Prints lead away from where your headed, and the construction sight. Nothing in that direction for miles)>What do?
>>19246175>>19246284Do this, lets get this story back on track
>>19246213>Check page.So wait, Energy Liger is resoundingly shot down at every term, despite being invented less than TWO YEARS after something that's about to hit mass production?What?Don't get me wrong, think maybe there's better choices for a Zoid (for our protagonist anyway, no point in giving him a monster he can't control). But still.>>19246239Honestly, I'm not even really upset so much as 'vaguely annoyed'. My only exposure to Zoids prior to this was that one anime.It's just a kinda lack of consistency with what was said earlier that bugs me. Plans are made based on given information, and then information is wrong. That can only happen to man so many times before they get a little bitter about it.And I'm not really bitching, just explaining why I'm... frustrated I guess. The rest of the Quest has been pretty good so far, so I guess this one irritating bit sticks out more that it should because of that.Whatever, said my peace, I'll shut up now.
>>19246284Follow the tracks underground with Tom up above, keep a close eye on seismics. Radio in that there are possible bandits, tell the base to go on full alert and for someone to keep an eye on our Red Horn.
>>19246284Call back to the construction site, give them a heads up and let them know the job's done before we investigate.And then we investigate.
Hellcats?Shit.....and we're in a Japanese made anime quest.....Hellcats ran roughshod over everything Japanese.We're fucked
rolled 9 = 9>>19246310>>19246311"Send word back to the sight, just to be safe. We'll follow the footprints."["You sure? They lead away from the town, I don't think they'll be a problem for us."]"Not today, maybe. But if they got a hideout out there, one day it'll come back to bite you in the ass. Especially if they build themselves up over time. Best to take care of things now."He's silent for a moment. ["Wow, so this is what my brother means when he tells me to think ahead."]You dig out from the tunnel, and follow him on the surface, before engaging your Stealth shield.["What the?!"]"Another example of 'thinking ahead'." you explain. He laughs in response.You move further Northwest, Tom making sure not to pull away from you. You reach a valley flanked by plateaus on either side, a great deal of greenery being visible.["Unless they climbed here, they should be close by. I've lost sight of the tracks."]>What do?
>>19246410Have the shield liger search around for them acting as bait...he does have a shield after all. Follow from a slight distance whilst cloaked.
Circle the Valley. Pick a Plateau and just try to get as much scanning/readings done as possible while taking our time.If this is their nest we want to spot them first.Also part way into the circle have the Molga shimmy up to the top of the valley to get a look inside and around.
>>19246410Ok, Tom, look oblivious for a minute. I'm going to go sneak up on the prime ambush positions on the right plateau and check it out and circle around to the other. Make a big show out of wondering where they went, don't look overly clever, maybe investigate a bit in the other direction. Play it careful but you've got a fucking shield so I'm not too worried about you kid, just don't expose your flanks.
>>19246410Again....Hellcats....we're gonna get bounced.....wait...a....fucking...minute....WE'RE GONNA GET BOUNCED!PLANEFAAAAAAAAAAAAAG!
rolled 9 = 9>>19246427>>19246433You ask him to look around while you circle for a better look.Going around, you don't find anything out of the ordinary. Tom calls you after a while, letting you know he didn't find anything on his end. Damn it all, they couldn't have just disappeared. Well, technically they could, but something should have happened by now.No tracks, no traces, no seismic activity.>What do?
>>19246513Hea back but stay alert, they may be waiting for us to give up to attack..actually they may have already slipped past us to the town.
>>19246519head*Also obviously stay cloaked
>>19246513Head back to the worksite let them know what's up and a better organized search could be done at a later time.
uh guys, c'mon, it's obvious they burrowed, you are thinking MOLGA STRONG when you can't recognize your own tactic. By me saying they burrowed, I mean they went underground, probably in an access hatch or something.
>>19246513Tom, head back, I'll stick around for a little and make sure they don't ambush you. Then we'll head back to town, they could be trying to pull a fast one on us.
>>19246543>aren't thinking MOLGA STRONGGo to the exact spot the tracks disappeared, then molga it up.
anyone wanna reply, don't want to think my idea is stupid over here........
>>19246546Actually thats not a terrible idea, I change my vote to this.Send Tom back just in case though
>>19246546This. What doesn't go left or right may be down.
>>19246543I figured a underground thing would be picked up by seismics but we may as well check that. Burrow and go there, don't just dig straight down, they might expect that.
rolled 5 = 5>>19246544>>19246556>>19246558It's time to head back, you're wasting time out here. But you can't bring yourself to leave just yet."Head back, Tom. I'll check one last thing before I follow."He acknowledges and starts back. You got to where he lost the tracks, and dig down. There you find...nothing. Absolutely nothing.>What do?
>>19246585Man this is strange. I'm at a loss as to what to do. Ok maybe we need to draw them out, burrow for a while on our way back, they should notice that on their scanners. Eventually come back up and continue back uncloaked, we need to check on the town anyway
>>19246585Darn shame, we checked the surrounding area, under it, did full seismic sweeps. They're either long gone and kept on running or they pulled a fast one and doubled back. Follow Tom at a distance and have him present a juicy target for ambushing so if they try anything we'll blow their asses to hell.Get back to town.
>>19246604Wouldn't a lone Molga make a jucier target than a fucking shield Liger?
>>19246624Depends on if you are considering potential loot or vulnerability
>>19246624Yes, but I don't think that the Shield Liger can hide from anyone. If they take half a look around they'll see him.Maybe we should have him affect a limp and try to look as novice as possible.
>>19246596>>19246604You dig around a bit, and start heading back toward the town. You keep an eye out, but nothing comes up. You shrug and surface, making towards town as quickly as you can.You meet up with Tom, and he tells you they reported no problems, but Audrey is standing guard just in case, and his brother's keeping a close eye on your zoids.["Do you want to finish up with the tunnel, or head back now?"]>What do?
>>19246680May as well get the job done, we've had enough delays.When we leave to go home use the satellite phone to report the potential bandits to the nearest garrison. Can't do much about it but a heads up might be useful
>>19246680Let's finish it off now, all I have to do is seal the hole I made in the middle and blow the bedrock up top. Having to go back and forth just leaves us open.
>>19246680Finish the tunnel I guess.I thought we did everything but the water though.
So, idle chatter while we wait: If you could have any one Zoid, which one would it be?Not in terms of the quest, pilots or timelines, just which one is your personal favorite?
>>19246713I've always loved the Geno Saurer and Gun Sniper. The Geno Breaker never really did it for me though. I just love the look of them.
>>19246728Gun Sniper, Lightning Saix, Shadow Fox. Three different styles but all awesome
>>19246691>>19246692You go down into the tunnel, patching up the side you dug out earlier. You make your way to the spring, and climb up the hole you made while releasing the cord. One calculated detonation later, the hole behind you is sealed, and the spring wall is ruptured. You do some measuring, and find the results satisfactory.You both head for the site , you going full speed.When you arrive, everyone's idaling about.["Welcome back."] greets the foreman. ["Time for a break, come down and eat something."]>What do?
>>19246713Three way tie: I like the Molga, because it's hilariously underrated in the hands of a decent pilot.I like the Berserk Fury, because it's insanely overpowered for it's weight class, and is an absolute MONSTER when it has a good pilot.If I absolutely HAD to pick a favorite, it would probably be an Energy Liger. The Liger Zero based zoids are high performance, and pack a lot of punch and power for their frame. Of the variants on the LZ core, the Energy Liger simply does it the best in my opinion. It's basically just the best of a very good line, and it's hard to argue with that.
>>19246746May as well climb down and eat something. However, lets take the AZ rifle with us if we brought it along in our molga.
>>19246746Sounds good, make sure that we have a few people on patrol at all times though, bandits are about. What time is it?
>>19246746Take a break, see how our girl's been doing in our absence.Also, check time, see when that match is. We can't miss it.
>>19246759Oh yeah, also ask Tom what team he's with. He got cut off last time it came up.
>>19246758>>19246759>>19246763You hop out, asking Tom's brother to keep people on a look out."Yeah, I know. You sure it was bandits, though? Anyone can use 'em.""Bandit's like to use them." you reply. "Can't be too careful. What time is it?""Just after eleven. Why, got to be somewhere?""Maybe." you muse. "Think you'll be alright here?""Yeah, you kids did plenty. Finish your lunch and I'll give you your money."You and Audrey get out the food you packed and sit together. Tom joins you and eats quickly, then starts talking to Audrey and what was done as well as what still needs to be done. He tells a lame joke, that still makes her laugh."Got your reward here." Tom's brother calls to you. You look to him, then back to Tom, who in turn gives you a pleading look.>What do?
>>19246866How far away is our base? We can't miss the match but we have a good bit of time given how close this is to home. Give Tom some time to talk with Audrey. Make a mental note to talk to him in a intimidating fashion at some point if it looks like it'll become something serious.Chat with Tom's brothers, ask what team Tom is on, graciously accept the reward and shoot the shit and talk about town building and Zoids in the interim.
>>19246888You smile and excuse yourself. Walking over to the forman, he hands you 15,000 credits."Hey, isn't this a bit much?" you say."The extra's not even a quarter of what you saved us with your little canal. I'd give you more, but we got to mind our budget on future outlooks."You nod in appreciation. "By the way, I still don't know your name.""Ah, you can call me Brad." he says, shaking your hand."You're Tom's brother, right? He said he was on a team. Do you know the name?""Eh, it was the Palanquin team or something."You bid him farewell and head back to Audrey and Tom. The dark haired girl is giggling, and the youth is grinning sheepishly. You consider putting on the intimidation act, but he strikes you as the shy, boyscout type.You let Audrey know its time to go, and she gets up and waves goodbye."Um, miss Audrey," Tom says nervously, "come by again sometime.""Sure!" she replies happily. The meaning is lost on her. You kind of feel bad. You try to hurry things along. Looking at the time, you have just enough time to get back. You'll likely miss the beginning, but that's not important.You have to see what Sarah's up to.
>>19247023Well head on back, ask Audrey how she liked the work today, if she liked helping to build a town. Ask her opinion on this Tom fellow.
>>19247023>>19247034Seconded.Let's not tell her that he's... Just to see if she can put it together on her own.
>>19247023>Elsewhere"Is...is he gone?""I think. Let's wait a bit more to be sure.""I gotta go to the bathroom.""Hold it in, you twit! Did you see that thing? It'll blow us both to hell!" "Dude, he's gone, already. Let's just go.""Alright, already!"Two Helcats decloak and hop off of the plateau. "Do you think they noticed?""Doubt it, but let's get it all anyway. No way am I coming back out here again.""Shit, what's the world coming to when a guy can't even grow some weed in peace."(and I'm breaking for the night. Be back at around eleven to finish the thread up)
>>19247072Ha, ok that's kind of funny. I'm surprised we didn't find them.Eleven in what time zone? AM or PM?
>>19247072Lmao just humble stoners with stealthed out hellcats. I understand the paranoia but I think we could let that one slide had we found them. We are zoids pilots..not police.
>>192470804chan timeand you guys never bothered to check the top
>>19247072Funny guys. Just saying that weed might not be illegal in Zoids universe.
Morning bump to keep it alive till ZM gets back. Since I missed most of the zoid discussion about what we should be getting, let me just say that I hope we can get either a Cannonfort or a Dibison.Also, I noticed that the Elephander's main gun was a 50 mm linear cannon, right? And the Red Horn has not just one, but THREE linear cannons that are ten millimeters bigger. So... does that mean that our Red horn has the power of three Elephanders?
>>19249493the Elephander also had a shield, and several other guns.
>>19249493Most of the "discussion" was just wishlisting, mainly for the Shadow Fox. Also should we get this archived now?
>>19249511....what? The Elephander doesn't have an energy shield.....does it? And the fully repaired Red Horn will have multiple subguns as well.Anyway, I was mostly meaning, do we actually have 3x the main cannon firepower of the said zoid. Or is it not consistent?
>>19249524Of course it does. Have you never watched the cartoon??..
>>19249524it did in the new century zero anime. I think.
>>19249537Oh. And I've only watched NC0 once, a few years ago. I always preferred Genesis and Chaotic Century >.> Well, looking at the wiki, you do appear to be right, it has a shield.
morning all. give me a bit to knock the stupid out of me
>>19247034"So, Audrey, you and Tom seem to be getting along.""Yeah, he's funny!" the dark skinned girl says. "Like Mister Rob, but without talking funny."Heh. "So did he say anything to you?""Hm? Nothing in particular. We just talked about the town and the weather. I wonder what they'll name it?""Haven't thought of that." you muse.You look at the time. You might miss some of the battle at this rate, with the speed the Gustav is going. That might be a little too much to miss.>What do?
one last bump for good measure
>>19250083Lets get this going guys
>>19250083Whoops, playing Arkham Horror with friends, missed your post. Let's see.... Head back to base I suppose. We DID leave a note telling people where we were going, right?
>>19249992We have to get to see the battle anyway to speed the Gustav up?
>>19250163It's going as fast as it can. You're only option for getting back quicker is to mount one of your faster zoids and go ahead.You could also just go along as is
>>19250180We can afford not to see the VERY beginning.
>>19250230You sigh and continue on in the Gustav. No sense breaking your neck while scrambling over to the tow. Audrey would likely panic too.You arrive on base, and ask Audrey to stow the Gustav as you hop out and make for the tv. When you turn it on, the battle's already underway. You see 2 Barigaters and Sarah's Stealth Viper exchanging fire with a team of Red Horns."Whatcha watchin?" Eri says as she enters the room."Zoid battle." you say as casually as possible. "Not sure who the other team is, but I think that's the Gators team there.""You wanted to see Vlad in action? Sorry to say, it doesn't look like he's participating, I don't see his Sarcosu Gator anywhere."You freeze. "He's sitting this one out?""I guess. Maybe he didn't think it was worth his time, or he had a job lined up. Pretty irresponsible if you ask me."Damn, this could go even worse than you thought.
>>19250425You watch intently as Sarah's team outmaneuvers the Red Horns. The Barrigators lead two of them into a muddy area. The larger zoids try to power through, but find their feet getting stuck. Sarah's teamates, on the other hand, actually burrow into the mud, then attack from below with their massive maws. They trigger thruster units on their side, and the crocodile zoids begin to spin, one Red Horn is actually thrown onto its backside.<Red Crasher's 1 and 3, out of the battle!>>MeanwhileSarah moved away from the Red Horn firing on her. The Red Crasher team wasn't known for their tactics, they've won all their battles through brute force. Her opponent charged after her, laughing and firing.["What's the matter, little snake? Running away? Why don't you fight me like a man? Oh, that's right, you're not!"]Sarah bit her lip in aggravation. "You know, that might have worked a while ago." she says as she triggers her smoke. "Now I know better."["Hah! You think you can hide from me? I got three kinds of sensors and radar, I'll find you just like...that?"]"That's what dampeners are for, you halfwit."Her Electromagnetic beam gun fired at close range, striking the Red Horns neck. It falls over and remains still.
>>19250545<The battle is over, the battle is over. The winner is...the Gators team!>"Not bad." Eri comments. "Beating a Red Horn with a Viper. They even put an Electro mag. on it, good idea."You let out a sigh of relief. She didn't do anything reckless, or get hurt.>What do?
So does anyone know where I can watch some Zoids online? I can't seen to find it anywhere. No streams and no torrents...
>>19250601Get a refreshing drink with Eri. Ask her if she'd mind helping us install the Red Horn's new weapons when they get here.
Still alive there ZM?
>>19250630You get some lemonade from the fridge and share some with Eri. "My parts should be here in a little while, want to help me install them?""Oh? What happened to taking a break today?" she jeers."This doesn't count. It's recreational activity, with the added bonus of having my company."She shoves you playfully. "Alright, wise guy, but we do something I want later."After lounging around a little more, Rob arrives with the components you ordered. You help him unload his Merder's hold, and sign the release form."Okay, bro, just slide your card here, and you're all done.">28,000 credits redactedYou thank him for the service."No problem, bro. Hey, is Rick around? Wanted to talk with him for a bit.""Haven't seen him all day, now that I think of it." you comment."His Sinker hasn't been here since I got up." Eri says. "Maybe he went out this morning.""Ah, that's too bad." Rob says. "I can't really stick around right now. Tell him I said high, ok?""Will do, man. Take care." you wave goodbye as he gets back in his zoid and heads out.You take the components over to the Red Horn and start using the pulleys to set them onto the frame. It's much easier now that the work frames have been repaired.>Talk>Work>Others
>>19250914We will talk... with our bodies. Our work repairing the Redhorn will communicate all that needs to be said.Or something similarly dumbly romantic.
>>19250605this. anyone got a link?
>>19251039Chaotic Century: http://www.animecrazy.net/zoids-chaotic-century-episode-list/Guardian Force: http://www.animecrazy.net/zoids-guardian-force-episode-list/New Century Zero: http://www.animecrazy.net/zoids-new-century-zero-episode-list/
>>19251071Oh, and here's a torrent for CC and GF.http://bakabt.me/128988-zoids-chaotic-century-baka-anime.html
>>19251007You both set to work, securing the components one at a time, occasionally brushing against each other. Sometimes you hug her from behind, her giggling when you do so."No, Gerald, that's dangerous." she berates you once, lightly bopping your head with her wrench,"Sorry.""Come on, do it seriously."After about an hour, you finish. The Red Horn fully restored to its former glory.>What do?
>>19251237>What do?Make sure that the sensor can detect enemies that do whatever it was that Sarah did earlier. We do NOT want to fall for the same trick. Not that I imagine us fighting her per say, but there are other stealthy enemies who could pull the same idea.
>>19251273Eri turns her lip up. "You'd need to enhance the whole sensor unit, and even then I don't know if you could get through a Viper's bafflers. Might be better to try improving the IR." She shrugs. "Or you could just not charge into smoke like a retard.""There's an idea." you chuckle. "Maybe I'll use it one day.You don't have the necesary components to improve the Horn's search capabilities, so for now you put it on your to do list.(Gonna have to end the thread here guys. If things go well, I'll be back again Friday)
>>19251467>Not charge into the smoke like a retardWell, we ARE more shooty oriented, so that's probably how we'd play it. Saturate the area with fire and hope to get a hit. Oh, and have a good week ZM!
>>19251467 Thanks for the thread ZM. Have a plesiosaur
>>19251918Oh, now THAT is nice. We gotta get something like that for Roy sometime. Or Rick. Damnit I get them mixed up. The guy who's on our team now.