Prometheus stole 12 dollars and 2 hours of my life and I want them back.Uh... TG QUEST!!!!Last thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/19460617/When last we left our Command Crew, they had just had a chat with some Guy, pounded the tar out of a man in black, and let someone in a purple suit elude them. With an astounding five out of six SUEs imprisoned, and the Chaos forces driven back, they're making excellent time.Day: 2Current Objectives: Restore Ah My Goddess world to natural state, remove SUE infestation, repair damage to space-time. 5/6 SUEs neutralized.Fleet Location: Main force hiding behind the moon. Indefatigable wreckage in low orbit. Al'Keshes running operations planetside. Oncoming Storm in high orbit.Inventory: http://pastebin.com/HGsJUZZbDescriptions: http://pastebin.com/UpKiRZnh
>>19496965So I assume you didn't like it? What was your opinion? And I heard there was a Xenomorph in it, this true?
Okay. First order of business is to get the Inde's remains into one of our Star Destroyers; most likely the All Under Heaven. We'll deal with repairs/additional salvage back at base.Second order of business is to secure that last SUE. I would advise an Al'Kesh use it's Emitter to weaken the SUE, then we just teleport in sleeping gas of some sort. Then send in people with air filtration, restrain the SUE, and abscond like hell.Third, free Urd. Appropriate precautions being taken just in case she's under SUE influence still.
>>19496965Have our stakeout team keep us updated on when the goddesses and K-1 reach their home. Also, if any shit goes down there. Also, let's get ANON to scan the world for any reality distortions matching that of a SUE.I forget when Requisitions shuts down. Should we contact Holtz to get an official time on when we'll start paying out the nose for goods, and when the Black-Ops fleet will be meeting the reality distortion?
>>19497078(cont.)Also, let's get the unknown device/meta-comm we swiped off of Guy into containment. Have our team carefully assess Guy's meta-communicator to see if there's any malicious software or defense mechanisms that are built into it.
>>19497037>>19496965It's probably also safe to move our ships from behind the Moon.. It's not like they don't know we're here anymore.Codeki was talking about maybe borrowing Lind.. Dunno how that'd work since I know nothing about this canon.
I was saying that since she's a minor character, we could possibly recruit her on the requirement that we bring her back should she be required. However, I don't think she will be.
rolled 43 = 43>>19497006It was very, very pretty. But an alternative title for it could've been, "Retarded People Do Retarded Things". The amount of dumb actions was bad even for a horror movie. I could go on and on, but we're here to quest. And yes, one was shoehorned in.The All Under Heaven begins tractor-beaming the wreck in.Your tech team and engineers begin going over the transpace communicator. It will take them the rest of the day for a thorough test, but it's already evening.You manage to locate a reality distortion matching a SUE signature in an apartment in the middle of Nekomi.Douglas reports that K-1, Skuld, and Belldandy have safely arrived back at their original home of the temple. On brooms.
>>19497203While Lind would be a fine addition to our forces, there are some problems that I can see with this:1.) She's very closely associated with Heaven. If we're intent on this canon staying ignorant of the meta, then she'll have to sever her ties with them lest she risk backlash or a conflict of loyalties.2.) She's well-known in Heaven. If she goes missing, people are going to wonder where she went. Maybe even plot-relevant people.3.) This canon has not yet run its full course. She may yet have an important role to play, if we're not in the most current iteration of the canon.
>>19497266Alright. Observer on station to give us a peek at what's going on. I still propose sleeping gas deployment and Al'Kesh Emitter support. Unless someone has a better idea.This should be pretty quick if we do it right.
>>19497266Have VP-98 and 99 continue their search for the third unknown meta-operative, and the zombie hunters and Dystopia troops continue their search of Nekomi Tech. Have Douglas and a pair of the DG's stake out that apartment. Use conventional means of surveillance(binoculars) before using something like the exographic scanner. While that's going on, have 3 Al'Kesh rerouted to the apartment and begin blanketing it with reality fields. Do we have knockout gas grenades available, or can we whip some up?
>>19497302Only possible way we'd be able to in the first place is to get permission from the Almighty. And under that category, he already knows we're an abnormality. If he's anything like the rest of the gods, he's meta-aware, but prefers to keep to himself.And if she would go missing, she'd probably just be listed as "On mission assigned by Almighty">>19497266Have the scans of Britain turned up anything?
I think we should christen our meta-comm array to see if it works, and contact Holtz. If there's been any shit hitting the fan as far as meta-politics goes, it might do us well to be aware of it before we return to base.
In regards to contacting Holtz, we need to let him know that another Meta-Aware faction was snooping around. I doubt it was the TSAB, they know well enough to stay out of TG territory.
>>19497343Should we leave a Drone or Observer at the Morisato residence in case anything happens? Everything seems to be in control now, but it might be a good idea to keep an eye on them until the last SUE is subdued and Urd is freed. Although we're supposed to minimize contact with the inhabitants of the canons as much as possible, it might be worth finding out how Skuld/Banpei were able to so easily detect our Observers. They're meant to evade detection from other Protoss, heightened Zerg senses, and most Terran sensors.
rolled 51 = 51>>19497347No results on England, no.>>19497361You've been using your Meta-Comm Array. The Meta-Comm Array is what's letting you intercept transpace communications.You currently have no KO gas grenades, but your X-COM scientists have the Stun Gas grenade blueprints, allowing your engineers to make them.>>19497343Douglas and the DGs halt their stake-out of the temple and begin to sweep around the apartment.
((I get worried about Alice from the resident evil movies ending up in the game canon))
>>19497433I'm thinking Gas grenade, smash and grab. Thoughts?
>>19497397Doesn't seem to be the Peace Keeping Bureau. We'd have picked up more SUE signals. Unlikely to be the TSAB. They know better. They knew about the Reality Emitters, but not of our existence. Only group I can think of would be the group Grimm claims we stole the Emitters from.
>>19497433Have our engineers make a dozen Stun Gas Grenades. How quickly can they be completed?Task Drone Squad 2 (with its attendant Observer) to keep an eye on the Morisato residence.
>>19497454Pretty much. Best if we wait for them to be asleep, then beam in the gas grenades to keep them asleep. Then we beam in, grab and contain the SUE, then beam out.
>>19497433>>19497454Stun Gas grenades sound awesome. +1 to a dozen of them.We should decide on the capture team.Beam in sounds very good.>>19497459This *is* worrisome.. But if we got our tech from them, wouldn't they have already been out and about? How come it took us so long to run into them?
>>19497476The minimum time and amount is half a day for enough grenades to equip a squad.
>>19497525Capture team: SCP Troopers ( have power armor, reality disruptor rifles), Spike, Aurors for magic backup.
>>19497555And it is evening now, correct? So half a day will mean that the grenades will be ready around 2AM, meaning that it's the perfect time for our operation to take place. Am I right?
>>19497525We should include Aurors to ward the apartment against muggles, and ward it so that no sound escapes the room. If a scuffle occurs, it would not do to rouse the suspicion of local law enforcement or such. They can also provide spell support.The SUE may be an upjumped grognard, but his SUE levels may be on par with the other Elemental Knights. The SUE-influenced Peorth is the real trouble here. If she wakes up, she'll undoubtedly protect the SUE and/or pursue us if we make off with him. If the KI can fit into the apartment, some KI with reality disrupters would provide a lot of muscle. If not, then the SCP troopers with reality disrupters may be better. Abjurers with dimensional anchor could prevent Peorth from teleporting to whichever vessel we ferry the SUE in.
So for a plan, I'm thinking wait till the SUE's asleep, drop a metric fuckton of stun grenades on him then break in the doors and windows. make him think its swat or Spec OPs, then hit him with the fancy shit. Opinions?
>>19497266Plan:Tech team working on communicator - That's good. It'll hopefully allow us to decode things.Mr. Purple is likely already teleporting out. If possible I'd like to scry for him just to know who he is.Get a look at Tom's apartment. Stake it out with Douglas and an Observer. Douglas is a PI, that should be standard fare for him.Don't loot Lind, Canon is not yet complete.We know that the Transpace comms were from some dude spying on our forces, most likely Black. The only other thing to search for here is Purple.I'd contact Holtz, give him the description of the Man in Black, and ask if he knows anything about a faction like that.>>19497408Good idea, leave a drone at K1's place.Oh, if you're planning for Gas-n-grab (which will probably work): Grab Urd first.
Heroes: Virtun for level 20 cleric support/double roll. If he casts the "Forbiddance" spell, that effectively wards a 1200-ft cube of space around him against teleportation. If we need to hoof it out of there, this could be very handy. If we need to fight, Agrias with Gurthang could prove murderous in a melee. Spike can also fight well and turn on the charm, which may work if we need to talk Peorth down.
>>19497675It's not likely that it was Black that was spying on our forces, since he appeared to be ignorant of our presence until we spoke with him. Also, he was out in the city while the communications from Nekomi Tech continued. As for Urd, let's just stick to the plan and release her last. Given her meddling nature, she's too likely to try to help us, and end up causing a mess.We need containment cells readied on the All Under Heaven, so that once we have the last SUE captured, we can have them transit out of this Canon, and the Oncoming Storm can confirm that their influence has been severed from this Canon. Because if it hasn't, then we need to know so that we can kill them once the AUH arrives at base.
>>19497735We should try to keep Virtun safe in orbit, we can't afford to lose his True Resurrection ability.Anyway, his luck Double Roll ability can be done with him in orbit.
>>19497790No, it can't. It requires touch. And there's no reason to keep him up there when he's so much useful down here.
Also, for the Drone being left at K-1's residence:Instruct it to carefully observe if Banpei or any other mechanical forms (like that one girl-android Skuld built) get in its line-of-sight or attempt to get close to it. If they start to get too close or start to observe it for too long, have the drone depart and return 10 minutes later. We can't have it falling into Skuld's hands.If Belldandy attempts to "speak" with it, the drone is to give long-winded, noncommittal answers. If she tries to pry any information about the nature of the metaverse or the identity of the command crew, it is to depart immediately at top speed.
>>19497874You are right that it requires touch, but wrong that it can't be done from orbit.Virtun can use Bit of Luck to give, say, Spike a Double Roll a second before Spike and the others are beamed down.Since it lasts for a round, six seconds, and the Asgard transporters only require 1.5 seconds, it's still enough time for it to work.
Loot to get:Worlds already clear:C&C - loot some MCVs, and the Tech trees. Feed any useful vehicle scrap into the Antaeus [e.g. Subterranean APCs].Maybe loot a Mammoth MKII. Loot Tiberium to sell to base.Dark Matter - True Res GauntEbon Night's hellhole - Need to check that email inbox we had Mouse set upWorlds our troops are from:X-com - if an alien Battleship is about to ransack an X-com base, steal the base personnel. And the Battleship.Starcraft - get a Terran Command Center + Tech tree, help Tosh on his Jorium and Terrazine mission.Ivalice - recruit some more troops.D&D - I don't know the setting that well, but there's bound to be some lootable shit in here.Remember to use Identify (we got the spellbook) on that other unidentified item we looted from Guy.It's Nethack ID so it should work on mundane items. Speaking of which:If we know what canons our items are from, we could go grab a Black pudding from Nethack, or some random crap from Warcraft. Don't interfere with the canon though.
The thing about this mystery faction is that, to a certain extent, the timeline of each Canon is independent of any other Canon, and I'm pretty sure Meta Earth as well.It's entirely possible that guy and the man in black are either our predecessors or maybe even successors.Like linearity might not be a thing that's happening.
>>19498037Might well be, Time isn't exactly a static thing in the Meta after all.
rolled 19 = 19Douglas the Delta Greens establish a stake-out around the apartment, the Aurors quietly beginning to setup supernatural wards to keep onlookers away. After a thorough sweep, the DGs report the perimeter is clear.Douglas reports that the apartment is empty for the time being. It remains so until dark, when Peorth appears within, alongside a man with brown hair in streetclothes.
>>19498057Check for distortions. Is that our mark?Also, a 19? I suppose a Civilian noticed us and the regular police are going to yell at us, just roll with it.
>>19498057Just keep up surveillance for now. We're waiting on the stun gas grenades to be finished before we move in, so we've got some time.
>>19498057Protip: Attacking Tom while Peorth is present is like ... attacking some dude while a GOD is watching over them.You might want to check yo' common sense there folks.
>>19498057Almost immediately, Peorth frowns, disappearing again as the man walks deeper into the apartment.
>>19498107IT'S A TRAP.Try again later, they're ready for us now.Try casting ID on that other item we got from Guy.
>>19498107...Beam them up, and then to the Nekomi temple.It's time for a divine intervention.
>>19498107"All forces, Condition One. Peorth has kerpoofed. Shit may be about to go down. DO NOT ENGAGE Peorth. If discovered, beamout is in effect."/tg/ dice! Imagine me shaking my fist at an imageboard, for emphasis.
>>19498107Shit.Have Douglas abort the op.Make his way to the Morisato residence.Skuld and Belldandy can help shield him from Peorth, maybe even succeed in breaking Tom's control over her.
rolled 90 = 90>>1949811780% chance to identify 1d4 items...
>>19498107This is either a trap, they know something is off, or they're about to do something that only the dead can know peace from.We may want to retreat and try again later. Perhaps we can use the Avatar to discern if Urd is free from Koh's influence, in the meantime?
>>19498152I think it's pretty funny that you roll high the one time you want to roll low. 1-80 would've gotten it. Now you have to figure out what it is with research.
>>19498168Vitun has Identify as a constant effect. Can he tell what it is?
>>19498168D'oh! We must've gotten one of the dud ID books that doesn't work.Oh well. I guess we'll never know.
rolled 45 = 45>>19498181Sure, but it'll require a check with a low DC. This time you want high.
>>19498198What wankery is this!Goddammit, /tg/ dice.
>>19498198Just made it.After much examination, aided by his incredible knowledge of the Planes and his magic, Virtun consults with a few of your scientists to reach a conclusion. The device is a reality emitter. More than that, its design is highly advanced, at least decades ahead of the model used by the Transpace Guard.
Since we're not quite in a life-or-death situation as of now, here's a pastebin with a portion of the magic we have so far:http://pastebin.com/u/TFWWhile my dark work is not yet complete, now you too can suggest spells for our Abjurers and Vitun....Also I'd like to thank MetaOP for putting up with this unexpected haxery that is 3.5 magic.
>>19498243Damnit, they're from the future....Maybe.In any case, this should boost our research?
>>19498198Okay, the Almighty's just trolling us now. Come on, bro! Seriously?But yeah.. Do you guys wanna risk swoop and run now since Peorth kerpoofed, or wait for a better shot?>the dice's face when
>>19498243:-O>>19498257Wait until later, when we have a better shot.Might be time to go free Urd?
>>19498243Wait, decades ahead of the Mk. I Reality Emitter? What about the Mk. II? Or is comparing the two like comparing an iPhone 4S to a vacuum tube radio?
>>19498243Aw shit. Well, we can rule out any currently known meta-faction, at least. I think we may be dealing with the original makers of the reality emitter. Only while Black Ops was playing ComStar with the technology and keeping the secrets all to themselves, these guys were actively working to perfect it. The question is, what the hell do we do with this? If we turn it in for brownie points, Black Ops might go "oh shit" and decide to wipe us all out.OP, can Virtun/Our researchers determine how it measures up to our reality disrupters/reality emitter MK-II devices?
>>19498267Ahead of the Mk.II as well, since the Mk.II is essentially the Mk.I with extra circuitry to extend the effect to Warp creatures.
>>19498243What are we researching at the moment?S2 Organ and those Blue crystals?That should be done soon.What's next on the research list, Aglaphotis-B and ... what else? I remember there being something really neat that we were meant to be researching.Well, might as well research Aglaphotis-B, Creation engine databases, and now this Reality Emitter FROM THE FUTURE!.
>>19498289Look for a maker's mark. I want to see if a version of the Guard from the future made it.It would be entertaining if this thing was OUR custom Reality Emitter MK32.
>>19498317There actually is an emblem on it. A downthrust flaming sword over a twelve-pointed elongated star.>>19498285With a little time and testing, yes.You still need to do something about Peorth and Tom. Currently the Deltas and Doug are complying with the order to bug out, swiftly packing up their gear and getting ready to move.The pilots of the Al'Kesh reports he can't find Tom or Peorth to lock onto with the teleporter, so that option is out. This is despite knowing he's in the apartment, suggesting some sort of ECM-like defense.
>>19498289Does it have any manufacturer's mark or serial number?Does our science team believe that this foreign reality emitter can protect against Warp and Chaos entities and powers?And get Douglas and the Delta Greens to the safety of the Morisato residence. It's not nice to barge in on Keiichi and Belldandy just as they're catching up, but we're left with few options.
>>19498290I think we already researched blue crystals. Since we are not elder gods or possess any of their technology, we couldn't use them. So we traded them away from Philemon for information and foreshadowing. OP, have our forces successfully bugged the fuck out from the SUE's apartment?If this is so, ask Mr. Data and our researchers if they can modify the armbands to project a small field. If this is possible, we can shine a bit on Urd to return her to normal time-space and see if her mental faculties are intact and not SUE-ified. If not, we can merely turn off the field and/or point it away, and she'll return to being time-frozen.I suggest we bring along Cheryl, Tosh, and the Avatar to see if they can determine if Urd's time-frozen form is free of SUE influence. If so, then we can proceed with the armband plan above.
>>19498378Have the sensors on the Storm analyze the ECM field; does it only prevent transporter locks, or is it an actual interdiction field?
>>19498399Works for me. That'll get reality completely stable, at least.>>19498409Seems like a wise idea.I'm not sure how to go about the next steps. Obviously Tom knows we're coming and has protection of a Goddess of Earth.That, I think, is likely why we can't find him - he's hanging out with a Goddess whose powers include Earth.The solution? Ask Avatar and Agrias (Geomancy) to see if they can sense any Earth-related magic around the place.
>>19498409Also have the Storm's scanners check the size of the interference field as well.And keep a lock on Tom's reality distortion signature. We need to make sure we don't lose him.
>>19498409The Storm's sensors do not find such a field in place... or any signs of Tom's presence at all save for the reality distortion he projects.>>19498388It would need to be examined further.Douglas and the Delta Greens materialize in the living room of the temple, almost running into a startled Skuld as she leans back to avoid one, spilling over a large bowl of many-flavored scoops of ice cream. Skuld's eyes go wide as cherry, chocolate, vanilla, banana, strawberry, and more go splattering across the floor."But... but..." Skuld murmurs. Finally she cries, tears flowing as she screams, "I HAVEN'T MANAGED TO EAT A BOWL OF ICE CREAM SINCE THIS CRAZINESS BEGAN!!!""Oh!" Belldandy says, poking her head in with a smile. "Keiichi-san! We have guests!">>19498399They believe so, but the modifications may take some time.>>19498439Avatar and Agrias moongate down. The blond lady-knight, frowns, laying a hand on the earth."I cannot sense anything..." Agrias murmurs."I can. A powerful current of ether..." the Avatar murmurs, closing his eyes. "Clashing with another current. She's erasing the wards the aurors put up."
Oh, and MetaOp. I finished Vitun's armor and weapon.His Morningstar has Ghost Touch, deals non-lethal damage by default and can change shape at will.His armor is confortable, floats in water, glamoured, and provides 1 backup rez on Vitun per day.The rest of his money was spent on scrolls.
>>19498577"Miss Belldandy, we're very sorry for this unannounced visit."Have our cooks and replicators whip up come confectioneries and candies real fast, including a banana split sundae with fudge for Skuld, and have them beamed down to Douglas to present to Belldandy.It's only polite for us to present a gift of some kind for visiting unannounced; it's the culturally appropriate thing to do.
>>19498577Replicate her ton of ice cream. that was mean of us.
>>19498577Oh. Well I guess we'll have to make do without Wards then.So Wards increases our chances of detection? Don't use them.Can the Aurors dispel their wards?We'll need to want to get Tom when he's not next to Peorth. Hopefully he leaves his house every once in a while.>>19498625>>19498628Do those.Ask the two what they think of Urd being missing.[If we can get them to agree to help bullshit Peorth in return for rescuing Urd, do so]
>>19498577>>19498577"We know that all of you have been through more than most will go through in a lifetime and have had very little time to recover from your ordeals, but we need your help."
>>19498577Have the Al'Kesh attempt transporter locks on various mundane items in the apartment, and in the surrounding apartment complex.See if the interference is a property of Tom's reality distortion, or if there's an interference field that our sensors can't detect.
Here's some intel about Tomhttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/1696359/1/Sands_of_TimeIt's really important to not underestimate this guy, like even if he's also a 'goddess knight', he seems to be a level beyond TC.
>>19498653Those are locked on fine.>>19498625>>19498628Your chefs get to work, Skuld perked up noticeably at the prospect of a replacement treat. She chows down enthusiastically on the small amount of ice cream in the bowl that didn't get spilled."It's fine!" Belldandy says with a small smile."Happens all the time," Keiichi says as he enters the room. "What can we help you with? PLEASE don't tell me you need a place to stay for a while. That's how..." Keiichi stops, frowning. "Come to think of it... Where IS Urd?""We'll get her next!" Skuld vehemently promises, waving her spoon at Keiichi. "Just need to recharge the batteries a bit and off we go!"
>>19498684Pretentious, shitty title? Check.Rage inducingly bad summary? Check.Fucking terrible, Anon. Fucking terrible.
>>19498653It might be Tom.Like here's an excerpt:>Peorth nodded in acceptance. "I'll run a scan on him, anyway. Just to be entirely sure." Belldandy shrugged. "Go ahead." Peorth reached out with her goddess powers and tried to read the Yggdrasil signature Tavin gave off. After nearly a minute, she woke up to Urd's and Belldandy's voices calling her name.>"Huh?" She glanced up into the concerned faces of her three fellow goddesses and one mortal. "What happened?" She then realized that she was laying on the floor of the living room. "Well, you said you wanted to scan him, and you just, uh, collapsed." Belldandy told her. "Seems to be happening a lot around here, lately," Urd added, snickering.>"And? Did you get a good reading on him?" Skuld asked. Peorth tried to recall. "Not really. Actually, I didn't get any reading at all. It's like he's screened from Yggdrasil, somehow." Urd shot her a sideway glance. "A real mystery man, huh? I like that," she said before jumping through the TV. "Be back in a jiffy," she noted before vanishing totally.>"Peorth, is something wrong?" Belldandy's voice cut into the other goddesses's thoughts. "No, nothing. I was just thinking.">"About what?" Keiichi joined Belldandy and placed a hand on her shoulder.>"You know, before I was assigned head of Yggdrasil, I used to work with the Earth Help Center. I came across lots of people, and only one I had ever known barely came close to having the raw power to shroud their Yggdrasil tracking signature."If he can block Yggdrasil, he can probably block us as well.
Just wondering:Are we getting the goddesses and K-1 to help out with Urd, or with the situation we have with Peorth?
>>19498782"Ah yes. Urd. We believe we have a very good lead on her position. We're currently making sure that it's safe to contact her, since we believe that she is still under the influence of an outside influence."We also saw Peorth under a similar influence. Unfortunately, we believe she detected our observation team, who you see before you, and might be coming after them."
>>19498782...I've waited years to say this."She's at a place like the beach. Only it is the moon."
>>19498818I'm voting the Peorth situation.She's active, she's mobile, and she's compromised.Urd is safely contained within a time distortion.
>>19498835"What do you mean, 'coming after?" Belldandy asks. "Peorth can have a temper, but she'd never hurt anyone..." Belldandy pauses. "...she'd never hurt anyone badly! Her pride as a goddess is too much for that!"
>>19498782We know where Urd is, but we're not sure if she's under compulsion like Bell and you were, Skuld.If you'd like to come with us to help break Urd's compulsion, assuming she is under compulsion, it'd be a big help.Similarly, Peorth is under compulsion. We'll try to free her after that.Sound like a plan to you guys?
>>19498894"Remember what TC was doing to you and Rei was doing to Skuld? The 'Goddess Knight' - note the sarcastic quotation marks there - with Peorth is influencing her the same way they did you two. We're trying to free her, but she vanished and our team bugged out in case of rabid Goddess attack.""And yes, we would appreciate your help with Urd.. It'd help everyone."
>>19498878"The moon?!" Belldandy gasps. She doesn't pause, immediately summoning her broom and flying out a nearby window."Onee-samaaa! Wait!!!" Skuld cries, shrugging on a large jetpack she gets from... somewhere. She blasts off out the window as well, swooping back in and out a moment later to grab the new bowl of ice cream just as it beams down."...I guess I'm sitting this one out..." Keiichi says, laughing nervously as he scratches the back of his head.
>>19498894"Well, yes, but please understand that we're liable for damage incurred upon our operatives and their equipment. I mean, the forms we have to fill out for Accounts Payable, and the auditors from the Oversight Committee, and explaining to the Internal Audit Committee about a loss of equipment. "It's not exactly a pleasant experience."
Guys.if Peorth is under compulsionwho's best at breaking compulsionsUrdPlus, the two goddesses just gtfo'd, so I'd say now's a good time to get out there and start helping.Send some Droooones! to pick up Urd and let's roll.
>>19498971...Man we didn't even say she was frozen in time or anything like that.Does she have a problem against the moon or something?...Write a note and then beam down a probe droid holding the note.Have it describe the time dilation field, and the possibility that Urd is still under Koh's charm.
>>19498971Goddamnit. Open some sort of hailing frequency with the two of them, or have Cheryl stab them in the brain or something to get their attention. If we can communicate..."You can't just up and free her like that! WE can do it, but we'll need your help if she's still being influenced. Now meet up with one of our transports and we'll do this properly!"Vector an Al'Kesh to their position and get them to join us so we can do this properly.
>>19498971Goddammit.Beam 3 Viper Droids to the Moon's surface just outside the time distortion.Have them equipped with the modified emergency transporter armbands we used to get into the time distortion before.We'll need to give two of them to the Goddesses.Have the remaining Viper Droid tag along with the Goddesses to see if they need help.I don't think we have EVA suits for the Avatar and Cheryl.
>>19498971Ffffffuuuuuu....Should we get our ships to hide behind another planet? And pack up as much debris as they can possibly carry before doing so? Should we deploy a team on the moon to meet with the goddesses as they arrive, and should we get K-1 to come along?If we decide to leave K-1 where he is, we can have Doug + the Delta Greens make some small talk with him. Try to see WHEN exactly we are in the canon.
rolled 19 = 19>>19499045CHERYL ATTEMPTS TO STAB BELLDANDY IN THE BRAIN.>>19499057You transport your droids from the Drone squad to the surface of the moon, but it takes a few minutes due to the Al'Kesh needing to ferry them within range.
>>19499173. . . really?
>>19499173>CHERYL ATTEMPTS TO STAB BELLDANDY IN THE BRAIN.I should have posted to not do this. This is just as much my fault for not stopping as it is PW's fault for wording it like this.
rolled 16 = 16>>19499173This ends poorly . wmv
>>19499187>>19499191Relax, I'm not THAT much of a dick. I know what you meant.Cheryl grunts in pain and stumbles back aboard the Storm, blood trickling from her nose. "Tried to give a friendly ping on Belldandy, but I screwed something up... Must've activated a passive defense or something," she says, holding a hand up to her head. "Guess I'm no match for an actual goddess, huh?"At their current speed, you estimate the goddesses will be at the moon in a few hours.
I officially claim it. For the record.MY BAD.MY UTTER BAD.I suck at wording sometimes....>mfwAlso >>19499252Yay I didn't kill anyone! Sorry Cheryl! Again, MY BAD.
>>19499252To be fair, we were blaming him. You would have been totally within your power to screw us over for that wording.@Cheryl. Do you need a healer? Either way, you can probably go rest for a couple hours. We need you in top shape.
>>19499252Have a Viper Droid and Al'Kesh welcoming party ready to intercept the Goddesses when they get there.In fact, try to have an Al'Kesh match velocities with the Goddesses, maybe try some flashing lights to get them to pull over."Ma'am. Do you know why we pulled you over?"And get a White Mage to Cheryl to heal her.
>>19499252Don't sell yourself short, Cheryl. You've got the respect of a council of space not-elves that normally regards humans as impudent monkeys, and you've saved our asses more times than we can count. Skuld's got some machinery on her; keep hailing her with our comms until we get a channel through. We can also try to send a shuttlecraft or something to intercept them.
>>19499252OP, have Doug make some small talk with Keiichi. Use his DETECTIVE SKILLS to subtly pry information about recent events involving the goddesses (not counting the SUEs).If successful, we should be able to pinpoint when we are in the canon, with the help of ANON.
rolled 46, 53, 49 = 148Gonna need these dice.>>19499327Good idea.
rolled 77 = 77>>19499279"Yeah... Yeah, I'll go get Elaine to hit me up with a Cure," Cheryl nods as she wobbles off the bridge.>>19499327Doug begins chatting with Keiichi over a nice cold Asahi.>>19499304After numerous tries, you manage to open up a communication channel with Skuld."You guys again!? What is it now, we've gotta save my older sister! The stupid one, not the good one!"
>>19499304"You keep that up, I'm going to grow an ego," Cheryl warns with a chuckle.
>>19499444If you would have waited a second, we were going to mention that we were planning to free her. She's in a time bubble and anything that goes in without a special armband we created is frozen too. >Tell them exact location of bubble and range so they don't get caught.Wait nearby. We'll need your assistance.
>>19499444We are also working to save her. BUT! There are some things that you should know:1.) We can expedite the process of getting you girls to the moon.2.) There are circumstances concerning her that you will probably want to know so that you NOT RUSH IN and trigger something disastrous.3.) Japan has a modest selection of ice-cream flavors. However, there are other countries with access to cheap and plentiful sources of dairy, and have come up with potentially *thousands* of distinct flavors. If you stop your sister and agree to let us ferry you to where Urd is, and promise to be calm when you reach the site, these flavors can be yours.
>>19499490Belldandy smiles. "A time bubble? Why didn't you say so? The goddesses of the future and the present should be able to handle something like that!"Skuld nods. "We'll land just outside! I'll get to work right away on a temporal weaver device hooked up to a spatial anomaly stabilizer! Then with a proper superstring harmonics tuner...""You could also help me cast a spell," Belldandy says, sweetly."...or that," Skuld says,.
rolled 92 = 92>>19499490>>19499526>>19499444Those>>19499451Cheryl stop being silly. You are silly Cheryl stop it.
>>19499444"You two shot off before we could warn you about the temporal distortion that Urd is caught within."If you don't have a means of isolating yourself from regular space-time, then you're going to be frozen in time."Besides which, one of our shuttles is nearby, and it's faster than your brooms. We can get you there faster, and safer."
>>19499543RACE IS ON NOW.Send Drones immediately to retrieve the Urd! Otherwise, we can't claim credit for helping!Oh, and port those two to the Moon.
>>19499526"What do I need to do?!" Skuld somehow yells in the vacuum of space. Belldandy gives her a look. "... to expedite our arrival?"
>>19499526this, especially #3
>>19499564We're gonna teleport you and send in someone to help you.Send in our specialist, VP-99.Hope Banpei doesn't get jealous.
>>19499543>>19499543SWEET JESUS HOLD ON A SECONDSHE MAY HAVE ENTERED THE JUDGEMENT GATE WITH TC'S OTHER BROTHER. KOH. SHE MAY STILL BE UNDER HIS INFLUENCE, WE DO NOT KNOW YET. IF she is still under her influence, our personnel near the Urd site may be jeopardized. Please, allow us to investigate further before you break the bubble!
>>19499564"Please simply board our shuttle."Have an Al'Kesh meet up with them and get them to the edge of the time distortion.
>>19499574Aye. Gotta be careful. It should be easy enough to break the influence just by pointing out Urd went through the Judgement gate and was judged ... POORLY. But still a risk.
>>19499564We are going to send a vessel to your location. This vessel will then send both of you (and whatever you are carrying) to a site where some of our personnel are located. We will explain further from there.
Also, get our cooks and replicators fired up to make an ungodly amount of ice cream. Have some spare technicians/engineers assist with the sheer logistical challenge, if need be.
>>19499642Guys, I have an idea.Booze ice-cream.That'll work for both Skuld and Holtz.
>>19499548"You should know by now that I can't stop.">>19499594Belldandy and Skuld nod and enter the Al'Kesh."I've seen a lot of strange stuff..." the pilot mumbles. "But I never thought I'd see someone dock with this boat on a BROOM."The Al'Kesh then goes to rendezvous with the other shuttle carrying the droids.
>>19499651Wouldn't work.Alcohol doesn't freeze until you get down to like; absolute zero.Now we can *flavor* it with alcohol.. Maybe make a beer float.Very good idea, however.
>>19499673Everyone join upGet UrdUse double rollSupply ice creamHigh-fives for all.
>>19499673We need Tosh and Cheryl, when they're ready, to beam over to the Al'Kesh with the Goddesses. Vitun to go with them to be able to give them double rolls.Have all of the modified emergency transporter armbands transferred over to the Al'Kesh with the droids.
>>19499752And what will you be doing then?
>>19499767Go inDouble rollGet UrdGo outGet icecreamDouble scoopStart eatingGood game
>>19499752Tosh may as well beam down to the drop-site when the goddesses arrive.They already think we're pretty weird. Though this iteration of Tosh that we've recruited is fundamentally a good guy, he's seen some shit and gone through more shit. I don't want to make things HAWKWARD by expecting them to share seats with a hardened Spectre and having them reading the ambient psionic waves he gives off along with any baggage.
>>19499784Do you realize that's not an actual plan? That it's nothing more but bullet points of optimum results rather than actually planning for contingencies?
>>19499800k, need a plan
>>19499767First, do we have EVA suits or personal EVA belts for Tosh, Vitun, and Cheryl?Because if not, then they will need to stay on the Al'Kesh.Have two Vipers with modified emergency transporter armbands move into the time distortion and see if there's any change with Urd. Have the Storm scan the distortion and see if Urd still has Koh's reality distortion signature on her.The subspace communicator part of the emergency armbands should allow communication out of the bubble.What we do will depend on whether we can have Tosh, Cheryl, and Virtun move into the time distortion or not, which is dependent on them having EVA gear.MetaOP, do we have the equipment?
>>19499767Once the goddesses arrive at the drop-off site with the droids and Tosh/Cheryl (our guys equipped with the armbands), we will then explain to them what we think happened: we believe that Urd and Koh (TC's other brother) may have been involved with something involving gates and judgement. We think that this is what caused them to be frozen in time on the moon.We've also determined that anything that enters the time bubble becomes frozen in time. However, we have successfully moved living entities to and from the time bubble. BUT. We do not want them to dispel the time bubble right away; we have Koh in custody, and he is still frozen in time. Breaking the bubble may release Koh.We are going to carry Urd to the border, after inspecting her for traces of Koh's influence. If she is under Koh's influence, we may want to give the goddesses armbands so they can go into the bubble and see if they can cleanse Urd while she's time frozen. If not, we will move Urd out of the bubble, where the goddesses will attempt to jar Urd's memory and have her return to normal.
>>19499875Yes, you can throw all that stuff together.
>>19499886>>19499875Seems like it should work.Stress on NOT removing the time bubble.Also, double rolls.gogo
>>19499886Also. If the squirrel is still in the bubble and hasn't been ported out, have a drone quietly confine it in a box and move it to an Al'kesh to be ported back to Earth. Preferably when everyone is wrapped up in the Urd situation.
>>19499905Then what we do is we have Vitun, Tosh, and Cheryl equipped with the modified emergency transporter armbands, as well the two goddesses.Have them enter the time distortion, go up to Urd, and see if she's still being influenced or not.If yes, then have Vitun use his Bit of Luck to give Cheryl and Tosh a Double Roll as they attempt to sever Koh's influence over Urd.Once the influence has been severed, the goddesses can dispel the time distortion.
>>19499886Would Koh really be a problem?I mean in theory he'll go into a coma just like Rei did, seeing as we neutralized TC.
>>19500065Still, to be safe, be best to isolate Koh from the other SUEs so we don't have a SUE containment breach.
>>19500065Maybe. But it never hurts to be sure.Besides, a time-distortion bubble could come in handy when dealing with Peorth/Tom. We could challenge the SUE-compelled Peorth to a duel on the moon; and whoops, did we just give her coordinates that were smack dab in the middle of the time distortion? Silly us.
>>19500089Would Peorth even give a shit about duels?
>>19500096Iunno. One thing is for sure: she is very prideful, though this improved during her stay with the other 3 goddesses and K-1. She may not accept a duel from *us*, but from another goddess who calls her out on stuff? Maybe.
>>19500096Not even a little.Neither would Tom.
>>19500112>>19500110I'm thinking.Would the 3 main cast have any real reason to help us with Peorth+Tom?If Peorth is happy with Tom, would they care much about mental compulsion?I suppose they could check Yggdrasil and verify that reality is being warped around him.Do they like us enough to be willing to help with our issue?
rolled 42, 34 = 76>>19499946Protected by the armbands, your motley group travels across the surface of the moon. Within the crater that houses the time-distortion, before the Gate of Judgment, you once more walk up to Urd's side."Dis gonna be tricky, mon. Nevah tried to read a goddess' mind before," Tosh comments."I wouldn't recommend it," Cheryl winces. "But I guess we've got no choice...""Urd..." Belldandy whispers. "We'll get you out of there soon! Believe in us!"
rolled 24, 91 = 115>>19500192Oh right, rerolls.
>>1950019242 could've been worse.Hope Urd and the delicious brown ass thereof don't go psycho on Tosh.>>19500204Wakka wakka problem fixed.Ensure Koh is secure and isolated from the other SUEs in a room full of stun phasers, knockout gas, and spare troops ready to hit him with something blunt in case he breaks out.Let's roll.
>>19500158Are you asking if they would object to leaving their friend in the grip of what is the equivalent of a love potion only it also damages reality?Do you... not understand what a good person is?Like thinking you need to have them in their debt or they'd just fuck off and not give a shit? That's the thinking of a sociopath.
>>19500192>>19500204As with Cheryl, Tosh grunts in pain and stumbles back, blood leaking from his nose."What power!" he exclaims. "Enuff ta make da ting on Castanarr look like a littul shrimp!""Tried to warn ya," Cheryl comments. Drawing on her earlier experiences, the powerful psychic manages to navigate the complex corridors and maze-like patterns of the goddess' advanced mind. Finally she opens her eyes. "She's clean! And... and she's been so for a while. Koh's hold on her was more or less shaken off when the Gate told him to take a hike.""Then let's not waste anymore time!" Belldandy says, reaching out to Skuld. "Skuld... take my hand.""Onee-sama..." Skuld murmurs.
>>19500269Huh.Well then....Our bad?
>>19500269Eh. Unless her mind is able to operate on a different timestream due to being an eldritch entity, she shouldn't have experienced any timeflow.
>>19500280Hey, we had more pressing matters.. Like a Chaos invasion.Sorry, Urd.Okay, time to get her out. THEN deal with this last SUE. The three Goddesses can at least distract Peorth or something. Or talk the Influence out of her.Of course, offer a ride back down to Earth; since we do still need their help.
>>19500269Woahshit careful with Time.Don't wanna break or collapse Time!>>19500280It doesn't hurt to be cautious.Right. Try not to get in the goddess's way.
rolled 70 = 70>>19500269Skuld and Belldandy begin to sing a complex melody that seems to warp space itself as the sound inexplicably carries across the airless void.
>>19500388Oh shit, I hope we were prepared for this!
>>19500388With the final note sung, the bubble is popped and Urd collapses to the ground, coughing."Sister!" Belldandy says, clapping her hands together in delight."It worked!" Skuld cheers. "Aw... I guess I lugged my spatial transmorpher up here for nothing.""Bell? Skuld? What the hell happened?" Urd asks, wobbling on her feet. "The last thing I remember was trying to summon some lightning on this creepy stalker...""As heartwarming as this is, can we discuss things in a place with more... uh... air?" Cheryl asks, raising her hands. "These EVA suits aren't as fun to move in as the movies make it look."
>>19500438Have the Al'Kesh pick up everyone and make best speed back to Nekomi City.Has Tom made a move out of his apartment? Has the Storm detected any movement of Tom's reality distortion?
>>19500438Is Koh still stable?If he's in the time bubble, good.If he popped out, we'll need to deal with it.>>19500438Well, a creepy stalker WAS hit by lightning today.Wanna help us with another creepy stalker?Peorth is being mind-controlled by a man named Tom.And yes, let us discuss things back at the Icecream over a bowl of Temple.
>>19500438Check that the time bubble keeping Koh contained is still there, otherwise make sure that he's still contained on the Storm.Can the Storm detect Tom or Peorth, have they moved from their apartment?Check in with Dr. Han and the other troops still at Nekomi Tech, to see if they've found anything.Have one of the Al'Kesh go around the world and buy up that ice cream promised to Skuld.
>>19500512In addition, let's ask the goddesses if they can detect where Peorth is, and if they could assist in breaking the influence over her.
>>19500471Not yet.>>19500472"What are you talking about?" Urd asks. "How's some guy named 'Tom' able to mind control a goddess?" Urd frowns. "...he didn't get into my potion cabinet did he?"I forgot to hit submit. Ha ha...Dr. Han reports that they haven't found anything further, and that campus clean up efforts are complete.
Plan from thread:Have the 3 goddesses call up Peorth, ask her to visit the temple.Do this when Tom isn't in earshot.Use the reality emitter we got from Guy, the 3 Goddesses and K1's experiences, Virtun's diplomacy, Avatar's magic power, and Cheryl present since she can apparently get into the mind of goddess.Try to talk Peorth down out of possession.While that is happening, have a team ready to go engage Tom, but DO NOT DO SO YET.>>19500616BELLDANDY, use WORDS to talk about TC to URD.And let's head back down to the ice cream to eat some temple.
>>19500616Have the forces at Nekomi Tech begin pulling out with Al'Kesh transports using their transporters to do site-to-site transports to the Storm.As for Urd's question, "Seeing it for yourself is faster than us trying to explain it. If you see Peorth for yourself, you'll understand."What's the ETA on the gas grenades? We won't try to get Tom until the gas grenades are ready and Peorth has been freed of his influence.
>>19500645+1 to all thisHave them make it sound urgent if they have to; just get her away from him.>expected baromontNo one expects the Transpace Guard! Or Belmonts! Unless you're Dracula!
rolled 98 = 98>>19500645>>19500669Belldandy frowns. "I'm... not exactly sure what happened myself. But someone used a powerful compulsion effect on me to make me love him...""Someone used a love potion on you that wasn't me?!" Urd shouts, standing. "How dare they screw up all the effort I've put in to trying to make you and Keiichi take that last step! I'll blast him to...""He's already been blasted," Skuld says, rolling her eyes."Oh. Well," Urd says, sitting back down in her seat. "Continue.""Well... Peorth has another one of those types putting the voodoo on her," Cheryl says."Dey not be using voodoo," Tosh interrupts. Cheryl heaves a sigh."You know what I mean.""Well that's child's play!" Urd laughs. "I'll just whip up an enchantment breaker pill! I'll have Peorth back to her old self in no time!""Oh! I could invite her over for tea!" Belldandy says, clapping her hands together. "I'm sure we can...""That'd be a great time to test my neural-realigner mark three!" Skuld shouts with glee. "Way better than a crappy potion!""What did you just say?!"
>>19500737Everyone get the fuck outThe sisters are fightingPiss off before you're collateral damageGet back to the templeBring ice cream
>>19500737"Ladies, ladies! Please! No fighting in the transport shuttle! The crystals are quite delicate!"Cheap Go'auld machinery. Stargate Canon equivalent of cheap Chinese manufacturing.
>>19500737"Ladies, ladies.. Simple, undeniable logic is usually enough.. IF you girls can stop fighting long enough to help free her. And IF we can get her away from Tom. You should be good at that. Got her on speed-dial or something. But let's do it BACK AT THE TEMPLE. WITH THE ICE CREAM."Acquire ice cream, guys. Bring it to the temple and Skuld can enjoy some while we wait for Peorth to come.
>>19500737>"That'd be a great time to test my neural-realigner mark three!" Skuld shouts with glee. "Way better than a crappy potion!"Urd. The pill will cause uncontrollable libido.Skuld. The re-aligner will explode.Both of your mumbo jumbos are wiggywack.
>>19500754>>19500778>>19500782"Ice cream..." Skuld's eyes have sparkles in them at the mention of the stuff, you swear."Who care about that?" Urd scowls."...and booze!" Cheryl quickly adds."OK, NOW you're talking," Urd grins. "And you just volunteered to be my drinking buddy!""I what now?" Cheryl asks, the color draining just a tad from her face."Weren't we on a mission?" Tosh dryly breaks in."Ah, right," Cheryl sighs in relief. "So... why don't we just try both the pill and the machine and see what works?"
>>19500846We'll also try the diplomacy.And the logic.[And we don't say this out loud, but we'll also try not only our Vehicle-class reality emitters, but also the emitter we looted from Guy]
>>19500846Goddammit.Al'Kesh #4, pick up some whiskey while you fly over Tennessee.
>>19500846GET BOOZE.ALL THE BOOZE.
>>19500857Do we even know how to activate it without initiating a self-destruct? Or if there is a self-destruct?
>>19500861"Wilco, command.">>19500857When the Al'Kesh reaches the temple once more, Skuld immediately scurries off to the waiting offering of ice cream, Urd already well into the case of whiskey you picked up on the way. Wisely choosing to not be near a gorging Skuld or a drunken Urd, Tosh, Virtun, and Cheryl follow Belldandy to the kitchen. After Belldandy puts the call in to Peorth, the three partake in a very normal activity that seems ridiculously out of place for the three to do.They help Belldandy make tea.>98.After an hour, tea and some light cakes are ready, and a female voice comes from the courtyard."Hello? Anyone home?"
>>19500920Ah, it seems Peorth has arrived. Douglas, Delta Greens, you'll probably want to keep yourselves scarce for now.ANON, what's the progress on the Stun Gas Grenades?Tosh, Cheryl, Vitun; let Belldandy handle this. This is her element.
>>19500920Neat. Tea.Delta greens should gtfo so as not to make the place look suss.Douglas might as well gtfo too, in case Peorth saw him.Let Bell have the first word.Is Avatar enjoying tea as well? Never know when you might need to analyse the flow of magic.
>>19500939This, adding whatever bonuses we can apply here. Vitun's diplomacy, whatever types of bonuses come from a fellow Goddess relating her story and helping convince her.. All of it.Belldandy will know what to say a lot better than we would...The Avatar should be present, checking the flows. Be polite and all that. Everyone else, be on the lookout, but GTFO so Peorth doesn't freak out. Storm, keep a solid lock on Tom's distortions.>Longinus. cycoogin... Captcha is worrying me now.
>>19500983And the Realty emitters.
>>19500920Use Dubbleroll for convincing Peorth.That should be our last one of the day, yes?
rolled 74 = 74Belldandy slides the door to the living room open to reveal the Avatar, Virtun, Cheryl, Skuld, and Urd sitting around a table, calming sipping tea."Peorth! Welcome! Come in, the tea was just served and the cakes are still fresh!" Belldandy says, smiling as she gestures. Peorth raises an eyebrow."Some... interesting looking guests today, Belldandy. Don't tell me you have more boarders?""Ah, no..." Belldandy says, pausing. "Peorth..."
>>19501033No, we helped the Goddesses in the fight at the Tech Campus. Hi! They invited us around for tea. :)
>>19501043Just let Belldandy handle this. You're only going to screw this up.
>>19501033Meta OP tried to write, but the sleep fell down on him and he was unable to write."NO!" Meta OP shouted. "I MUST FINISH THIS STAGE!""No, Meta OP," the imageboard crackered. "You are the stage."And then MetaQuest OP fell asleep.Picking this up tomorrow at 8, hopefully.
>>19500920Heh good game. Although I am sure we are not supposed to recruit the canon characters like that. Then again, there were few ways the whole thing could have played out and at the same time achieving the same results. Thinking about it, has the REAL police and military arrived at the campus yet? The media should be making a report about the 'mysterious attackers', has that aired yet? We also have to be careful about what we say. We can't have the goddess's getting curious. We could have the Avatar talk about the virtues he lives by. I think Belldandy would like the listen to that.Considering the S.U.E.'s I think we have got enough to research. We can just go.Us: "Look in this mirror" (shows mirror)Tom: AAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!Lastly, while Holtz is more concerned about getting the sector fixed and he's been good bro's with us so far. Perhaps its time to lie to him and say that we captured less S.U.E's then we have. I have a suspicion that the guard HAVE captured S.U.Es before us, its just that they haven't been recorded and they get 'lost' on the way the HQ. P.S. Damn my +5 hour time zone.
>>19501892The local police and military were already mentioned as having attempted to control the situation at Nekomi Tech early on and having failed miserably.We set up our perimeter and passed the civilians we saved on to the local police. Our cover story is holding for now.The best way to not say anything that might be problematic is to not say anything at all. There's no need to have the Avatar talk with Belldandy beyond the necessary interaction dealing with Peorth.I see no advantage in not telling Holtz how many SUE's we captured. We are going to be keeping them at Sector HQ for research and testing of the SUE-Cure. That also means that using the Mirror of Truth on them is a counter-productive, since the Cure we are researching is supposed to be used against a fully powered SUE, and would be useless to test against a SUE that has had its powers stripped.
>>19503311Not completely useless.Remember that we only used the Mirror once, on a person who was weak against "herself".We don't actually know whether or not the thing works on anyone but Sapphirus.So testing it on a SUE would also be science.
i dont know why, but if requisitions is still operational when we finish this place, i want to recruit a generic toa teamalso: for heroes: tg legends Al Kapone and/or Oscar for anti sue missions
>>19505730I'd rather recover a Go'auld sarcophagus from one of the many Ha'taks lost during the war between the System Lords, Anubis, and the Free Jaffa. Not only is it a fast resurrector and regenerator, but it forces someone back to life. Useful if there is someone who we want to question that is dead and whose body we have in custody. That way, even if the person doesn't want to come back to life, they have no choice and we can extract the information we want from them. Maybe even a bit of Anubis' interrogation implant technology.
Gimme the Meta!Gimme back my DOSH.
>>19501892>Although I am sure we are not supposed to recruit the canon characters like that.Original mission statement for The Editors was convincing the canon to kick out the SUE. As long as we don't take these folks with us, we should be fine.Better not use the mirror wantonly. It will probably work on TC, but that's a waste of some good !!SCIENCE!!.> I have a suspicion that the guard HAVE captured S.U.Es before us, its just that they haven't been recorded and they get 'lost' on the way the HQ.Hmm. You may well be right. I find it hard to believe that we'd be the only people to capture a SUE, when at least a small portion of them would be fooled by "WE ARE SPACE TRAVELLERS. JOIN US IN OUR SPACE PODS FOR ADVENTURE" and then the space pod fills with Stasis / Stun gas / Carbonite / Time stop magic. That said, we can trust Holtz and we should tell Holtz. It's HQ that we shouldn't tell."Hey HQ we improved a reality emitter! :D""Bad transpace guard"":(""Hey HQ we captured a SUE! :D""Bad transpace guard"":(""Hey HQ we captured loads more SUEs and found a super high tech reality emitter! :D""Bad transpace guard, you're on Twilight duty forever"":'("
>>19507133The optimum resolution for an Editor mission was to terminate a SIE with zero interaction with the Canon. Telling the Canon about the SUE and getting them to do the job was considered to be one of the worst resolutions because of how it would put the Canon characters in danger.
>>19506966Right. Will add it to the list of shit we might want to loot.Loot to get:Worlds already clear:C&C - loot some MCVs, the Tech trees. Feed any useful vehicle scrap into the Antaeus [e.g. Subterranean APCs, Sonic tanks].Loot the weapons of the NOD and GDI commandoes, and the Mammoth Mk. II, if we can find them.Dark Matter - Ibram GauntWorlds our troops are from:X-com - if an alien Battleship is about to ransack an X-com base, steal both.Starcraft - get a Terran Command Center + Tech tree, help Tosh on his Jorium and Terrazine mission.Ivalice - recruit some more troops.D&D - I don't know the setting that well, but there's bound to be some lootable shit in here.Stargate - Go'auld sarcophagusStar Trek - Industrial replicatorWarcraft - Hitting up some Merc camps or a Tavern might be useful.Nethack - Loot a Pudding, set up a farm.
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>>19507226Recruit more Ninjas, Geomancer, and an Orator/Mediator . Money is easy to use to bribe them with.
>>19507226If we could get some Mediators, a Sarcophagus, some Psi amps, a bit of Charm Person, and a Dark Ranger then we should be pretty much set for converting people.
>>19507215True... although given how the circumstances presented themselves, we might get a bit of a pass on that. I don't think HQ would have been happy to know that Ahriman would have had ample opportunity to delve into the inner workings of the SUEs; that would also probably have earned us some evil points as well. In this way, we can at least demonstrate the resilience of a canon and how it will try to right itself in the presence of logic and reason, and we can say that we prevented one of the most dangerous meta-factions out there from attaining very dangerous research subjects. Besides, we've interacted with canon natives extensively in Horrorworld and in the 8-bit Dystopia world. In this canon, we can at least say that did it in such a way that was appropriate to the canon where necessary, without bringing elements of grimdark or horror into a relatively bright canon. I don't think things would have turned out real well if we decided to ventilate the SUEs at Nekomi Tech rather than try to talk them down.
>>19508331We seem to be doing okay with the nonlethal option so far.I wonder how Avatar thinks of us now.
Still waiting for op.
rolled 5 = 5>>195087664chan wouldn't let me post for a long while. It seems to work fine for me now, though.>>19501033"Peorth..." Belldandy says. "We want to have a word about Tom."Peorth sighs. "Look... We've been over this. I still love him, even though he says I'm just a friend." Peorth slams a fist into her hand. "But I can change his mind! I'm not the Earth Help Center's number one for nothing!""That's not what I was going to say. Peorth. Why do you love Tom?" Belldandy asks."Well..." Peorth says, blushing lightly. "His eyes are just so deep... and the wind blows easily through his brown hair...""Is that it?" Belldandy asks, face completely serious. Peorth frowns."No... No, he's also brave... and strong..." Peorth trails off, fumbling for the words."All right. If you love him for these qualities, what did you share together to make you realize that?" Belldandy asks, taking a sip of tea as she motions for Peorth to sit. She does so, after a moment's hesitation. "Peorth, you should know this well. Love is like a rose. It blooms from the seed of a crush or attraction when tended carefully, blossoming in the soil of experiences shared between two people. So if it is love..." Belldandy puts the tea down. "How did you come to love him?"
>>19508928Someone forgot the double roll.
>>19508928Righteyo. we've got:Bell's talkingSkuld's explodo-deviceUrd's slut potionVirtun's diplomacyand of course the command crew pointing out logistical bullshitlooks like Bell just botched, but we've got 3 more opportunities. Remember to doubleroll at least some of them.
>>19508928Virtun!Lend some of your luck to her! (Double roll!)
>>19508928Me rolling again WAS the double roll, you may note I rolled only once before.>>19508928Peorth frowns."I... Well, he saved me from that one demon... I think..." Peorth trails off."What else?" Belldandy asks. "Surely if you love him, you can talk all day about him, about how your lives have intertwined, supported, and enriched each other.""I..." Peorth shakes her head. "It's not ALWAYS like that, Bell! Sometimes, it's love at first sight! Sometimes you just KNOW! Love doesn't need a reason!""Sometimes," Belldandy nods. "Is this one of those times?"Peorth frowns and says nothing in response.
>>19508985Oh. Proceed.Is player input required at this time? The Canon characters hare having the first shot at this.
>>19508928...Crap, examining the source fic there actually is a reason.Like he was assigned to essentially be her bodyguard a long time ago, and they gradually bonded over an extended period of time....Also apparently he mentored Urd when she was growing up?
>>19508993Yes. You can prompt one of your characters to speak up if you like, or prompt them to ask Belldandy to continue, or request intervention from Skuld or Urd at anytime.And if you think of something else, there's that too.
>>19509016Bell should go on for now I suppose.Is Virtun able to Aid Another or otherwise offer bonuses to her rolls?Prevent Skuld and Urd from bitching at each-other over Potions vs. Tech.
Hm... if Urd's free of reality distortions, maybe we should ask her if she knows who Tomaas Riatavin is?>http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1696359/8/Sands_of_Time>"When Urd was born, Kami-sama was looking for a mentor. One who could teach her right and wrong, but more importantly, how to fight. He knew she had demon blood in her...and that she needed to learn to keep it in check." Peorth looked up. "Tom was the best choice. Celestine and I vouched to bring him back. We hoped he hadn't gone insane in that time." She smiled. "And he hadn't. Though he was reluctant to do so, compared to the other choices, Tom seemed the best.">Urd's face adopted a faraway look, much like Peorth's, as if she, too, were bathing in her memories. "And he was the best," she said. "Never once will Tomaas Riatavin let you down – or fail to surprise you. Even though he was mortal at the time...it wouldn't surprise me if he had found a way to cheat time." Urd smiled. "He said he'd always be watching me...who would have thought he meant it literally?"This guy's a nasty piece of work, in that he actually invented a history.
>>19509051Righteyo. Guess Skuld's up after Bell has her say.Keep at it, lads.
>>19509011He's also supposed to be one of the Goddess Knights. Which we proved were sinister entities who were seeking to usurp the goddess' and Keiichi's life. But we need more solid ammunition than that, especially since we're talking to someone who is under SUE compulsion.>>19509051Why on earth would the Almighty pick a mortal man to counsel Urd on controlling her demonic side? Belldandy is there for that. And so is Skuld. Who could exert a more positive influence on her than those two? Granted, a mentor can be a strong relationship... but Urd has never been closer to anyone else in her life than her sisters.(pic related. Urd is not that. No need for mortals.)
Urd is currently free of compulsion. Ask her "about her time with him"
>>19509162Hmm. Might be useful.
>>19509051Also, when Peorth inexplicably developed a crush on him, he actually turned her down and said that he would prefer to remain friends?I guess he changed his mind later? In any case, this guy's a tougher nut to crack.
rolled 88 = 88>>19509027>>19508985"There were plenty of things we shared as he guarded me as a Goddess Knight..." Peorth begins."OK. Please, tell us about them," Belldandy nods."All right. One time he... No... That's not..." Peorth frowns. "I'm having trouble remembering the details now, I must be tired from all the recent chaos with the system. But we talked for hours... We learned so much about each other. This isn't some schoolgirl crush, you know!"
>>19509213So ... we have an Al'kesh or two flying nearby for their reality emittersand we have Guy's super emitterI assume all of this is turned on?Cool. Let's continue.
Some more ammunition to use as we see fit, or to correct if this doesn't prove anything:And that demon that attacked Peorth under the guise of the old man. This demon was intending to inflict harm upon Yggdrasil by exploiting the wish system to send a virus.1.) Wouldn't the Yggdrasil system detect demonic influence in a mortal BEFORE making such a potentially world-shaking decision? 2.) Why would a demon do that? The whole POINT of the doublet system was to prevent an escalation of conflicts. If the demon did such a thing, why did no hacking wars occur afterwards, seeing as how that was still apparently fair game? Why have no other demons attempted to hijack the Earth Assistance Hotline?3.) A goddess first-class with an unlimited license possess powers beyond mortal reckoning, and few demons can truly rival them. Wouldn't Peorth have detected right off the bat if this mortal was not in his right mind, or was being influenced by demons?
>>19509226What are you even talking about?That old man wasn't possessed or collaborating with a demon at all, and his wish was completely legitimate.The demon was just lying in wait somehow.
>>19509162>>19509213>>19509226Go Go Power Bullshit!Mighty Weight of Power bullshit!
>>19509253>>19509253Oh. Well.Point #2 still stands, however. The demon was sending a virus along with the old man's wish to crash Yggdrasil. Yet, if Yggdrasil was so vulnerable to such a thing, why have no other demons attempted such a thing or variations of such? Surely, such a monumental event would have touched off a series of copycats at the very least.
rolled 48 = 48>>19509162"Urd, didn't you train under Tom or something?" Cheryl asks."What? No! I don't even know the guy!" Urd says."But..." Peorth frowns. "Urd, he was your mentor! Don't you remember? Or has the file corruption messed up your memories too?""Well, I like Belldandy's suggestion. Why not regale us of the tale of how he saved you from a demon?" the Avatar asks."Well..." Peorth pauses. "I was granting a wish, and a demon was lying in wait for me, going to try and sabotage his wish...""Are attempts like that common?" the Avatar asks. "It seems it would run counter to the 'peace' between Heaven and Hell. And how would the demon know he was selected for a wish anyway?""I don't know... There is peace yes, but there are still plenty of conflicts between the two. Spies and the like are common..." Peorth says. "And the Goddess Knights are specifically trained to detect things like that.""
>>19509385Belldandy. Would you please explain about your "Goddess Knight" to Peorth?
>>19509385>Goddess KnightSo ... who here wants to talk about their Goddess Knights?K1, what do you think about the way TC was protecting Belldandy?
>>19509385Exactly how are they trained to do that.Or even fight demons?And how does that even fit with the non-aggression pact heaven and hell have going on.
The idea of intelligent entities rewriting reality is dubious. If I were an intelligent entity capable of rewriting reality, the first thing I'd rewrite would be Urd and Skuld's clothes.
>>19509487Why bother. just give yourself the power to see through them.
rolled 69 = 69>>19509445"Well clearly they're for enforcing that peace!" Peorth nods. "If we didn't have them, the demons would run roughshod and the treaties and Doublet System would fail!">>19509417>>19509436"Peorth. The Goddess Knight that was 'protecting' me was just using me for my power and to try and take me from Keiichi," Belldandy states. "We want to make sure yours isn't the same.""TC tried to brainwash me so that I rejected Belldandy," Keiichi says, somberly.
>>19509549>the demons would run roughshod and the treaties and Doublet System would fail!Thus putting who in Jeopardy?Urd.And who is Urd's mom?Hilde.What does Hilde adminster and run?Hel.Where do demons come from?Hel.Now, I'm not saying all demons answer directly to Hilde. But I am saying that a demonic invasion isn't in Hel's interests OR Heaven's interests.
>>19509549Demons running roughshod and doublet system failing?If the doublet system failed... wouldn't that mean that every god/goddess would be dead? and ergo, every demon be dead as a result?>Douglas' chat with K-1OP, what did Douglas determine from his chat with Keiichi?
rolled 36, 82, 51 = 169>>19509606Douglas gives you enough information to know you are just before the arc where the gang goes to hell.Peorth frowns at the counter arguments made.
>>19509638So you might say that Keiichi's in for a HELL of a surprise? *rimshot*
rolled 16, 44 = 60>>19509638"I didn't come here to argue about my future boyfriend!" Peorth says, angrily. "I'm sorry you had to go through all that, Belldandy, but Tom isn't TC!""Of course, of course..." Urd says, soothingly as she presses a fresh cup of tea into Peorth's hands. "We're sorry we brought it up. Let's just all get back to enjoying our tea, yes?"
>>19509717Aye, good tea.[Skuld: Just wait a bit. You'll have a chance to prove your tech stuff is better than a potion soon][Double roll when Skuld makes her attempt to cure mindwhatsits]
>>19509717I assume that the double roll right now was for Urd's potion. If it fails, have Skuld try, with Vitun giving her a Double Roll.
. . . It's an aphrodisiac. Urd was probably planning on dosing K1 and Bell with aphrodisiac to fix their "problem" and Peorth with anti-mind control stuff.Instead, get K1 with anti-mind control and Bell and Peorth with aphrodisiac.This sounds more likely for that series.
>>19509804Send Spike in, he'll handle Peorth for at least 5 minutes.
I'd ask the Avatar to gauge the flow of mana within Peorth... but I'm not entirely sure if there's anything we can do with that mana flow to break the hold over Peorth.
rolled 76, 44 = 120>>19509717Peorth frowns, but takes a sip of the tea."Did you... Are you using a different brew? This tastes kind of..." Peorth trails off, then suddenly begins hacking and coughing, hastily putting the tea down to cover her mouth.
>>19509912Is the tea too hot?Sometimes I do that too.
>>19509912Peorth finally faints at the table, narrowly missing a plate of cakes that Tosh scoops up out of the way."Peorth!" Belldandy screams."What did you do?!" Skuld yells at Urd. She shrugs."What I said I was going to do. Her mind is just rebooting now, she should be fine. We'll know if it worked in an hour or so. Maybe three.""Knowing your screwed up potions, maybe a YEAR!" Skuld says, sticking her tongue out at Urd. The two immediately start to scuffle.
rolled 67 = 67>>19509912Is Tzeentch giving us all these 44s or something?
>>19509912Avatar. Turn on your mana-vision to see what's happening with Peorth. Compare it to the mana-flow of the other goddesses when they were controlled by the SUEs.If Tom is draining mana from Peorth like the other goddess knights were from their respective goddesses, then perhaps we can see if weakening the compulsion corresponds to a degradation of that mana-link.
>>19509549>"Well clearly they're for enforcing that peace!" Peorth nods. "If we didn't have them, the demons would run roughshod and the treaties and Doublet System would fail!">and Doublet System would failFunny thing about that...
>>19509940"Ladies, ladies! Please, let's stay focused on the task at hand. "Vitun, please give the Avatar and Cheryl a bit of luck to see if the threads of influence have been severed from Peorth."Use Double Roll.
>>19509948The Avatar stares intently at Peorth."Her mana is in flux," he states. "The link to Tom is still present, but her mana no longer seems... altered by it?"
>>19509940Those four should be okay for now.With Urd and Skuld to troubleshoot Yggdrasil, Bell and K1 needing time off together, and Peorth KO'd anyway, I'd say they're busy.Next steps:Finish manufacturing the Stun bombs.Get a few Observers up around Tom's place.Get the Anti-muggle wards back up.Get an idea of who's got what nonlethal abilities available.For instance:Abjurers can trap someone in smoke and debuff themAurors can turn people stiff or stupidStun bombs do the usualX-com operatives can mind control or panic opponentsAgrias can Stop opponents, or confuse them if she's not a high enough level for that yetTosh can mind blast. It's a temporary stun but it's a stun.White mages can throw chloroform.MIs and KIs should be able to wrestle damn near anyone into submission.Get Darius + Star-Lord down there for tanking, commanding, and the +20% damage boost from the WC3 items.That should be enough, but don't Gogogorushin yet. I want to check:A. Where Tom isB. If he's agitated or otherwise upset after recent Peorthic eventsC. If Tom still has a mana connection to Peorth.We want to hit him while he's sleeping.And before we do THAT, we want to tricorder and magic-detect the room he's in and check it for any traps or alarms.Does that cover all the bases?
>>19509940Peorth is out cold. I think we should start prepping a team to breach the apartment.>Skuld & UrdSkuld. Calm down. Remember the thousand-and-one flavors that awaits.Urd. Calm down. Remember the various spirits on Earth that we can provide.
>>19509997Avatar, to the best of your judgement, what would happen to Peorth if we were to attempt to break the mana-link? Is such a thing possible or advisable, or even safe?
>>19510031"Th-thousand and one..." Skuld murmurs, her eyes going distant."Bounty of booze..." Urd murmurs, licking her lips.>>19510025Tom's reality signature has not moved from its location, though he remains undetectable by other means.
>>19510048"It seems to be parasitic in nature. I would say that it would stop Tom from accessing all of his powers, and possibly make it easier for Peorth to recover," the Avatar states.
>>19510078Hmm.Anyone up for letting Virtun get 8 hours of rest before making our move?We could use more luck before running in.And it'll give us time to wait until Peorth wakes up and CHECK whether shit worked or not.It'll let us manufacture stuff, too.Ask Avatar about whether it would be possible to sever the magic link.Then, ask Bell + Skuld + Urd if they'd be okay with us severing the magic link.>>19510090Right. Would the 3 Goddesses like to try the link first? They're better at Goddess magic than any of our crew is.
>>19510102I suppose we could.But is there anything we should do in the interim?Like should we contact Holtz or just wait until we're face-to-face to tell him about this mystery organization?
>>19510102>>19510090Bring an Al'kesh over and have it direct a reality emitter where Peorth is. Ask the Avatar if any changes occur in the nature of the mana-link when this happens.If the emitter weakens the link, then we may want to try to reality emitter that Guy had. After probing it for defense mechanisms or such first.
>>19510102I just counted. We have 3 more "Bit of Luck"We have 2 more "Good Fortune"We have 2 more "Flash of Insight"We have 9 more "+5 luck aura channels"As long as we don't do something completely retarded, we'll be fine.
>>19510141Break the magic link if possible.Tell Holtz that we're making good progress, Reality should be much more stable now.Don't tell him about the captured SUEs or the Reality emitter or the new Meta-capable faction. I'm worried about Black Ops getting up our ass for that.>>19510158It seems solid.Try breaking the link, get the observers in position, get Tricordering, Sensor scans, Detect Magic and Scrying up on his base.Get information before rushing in, especially about Traps, Defenses, and whether the guy's asleep.
We need to break the link at the last second, right when we begin the assault so Tom never learns that were after him.
>>19510187Good idea. First see if breaking it is possible.Then, prep up our nonlethal attacks.I'm going with >>19510025 + Spike, since Spike's already robusted a SUE.That'll get us lots of nonlethal, some magic, some tanking, and some gunmen for stunning.Should we risk bringing Virtun along?And of course, scan his shit before just dropping in. It would be WELL worth spending an hour just scanning and scrying and giving Darius a damn good idea of what he's getting himself into.
>>19510218He'll be fine. His armor gives him one free breath of life spell per day. So, one free Rez basically.
We need to have Aurors and Abjurers check the apartment for passive wards and defenses, and erecting anti-Muggle wards. We can also look inside the apartment using a single exographic scanner.
have Vitun cast http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic/all-spells/m/moment-of-prescience before we go.It's a domain spell slot, so if we don't use it, it's wasted.http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic/all-spells/s/spell-turning as well. Lvl7 domain slot for that one.
Plan:Spend an hour on recon, including ship scans, detect magic, exographic scans, scrying. Use Stealth + Silence magic to cover your approach.Get Anti-muggle wards up.Make note of any traps, physical or magical.Get Peorth's magic link ready to be broken.When the link breaks, tele down the Go team, and get ready to go:3 Abjurers3 AurorsAn X-com squad (Stun bombs and Psi amps)3 WHMs.3 MIsAs many KIs as we have spare stun guns/bombs forAgriasDariusStar-LordSpikeToshVirtunRemember to bring the WC3 gear, for +20% damage, and in case we need to dispel shit.Also, since Tom uses time magic, any of those Time Armbands we got would be very very helpful. Equip as many people as possible with them.>>19510328>>19510364Do those.
>>19510395I'm fine with this plan.
>>19510395We don't have stun bombs or the small launchers that use them. We're currently making stun gas grenades which are a completely different item, and only enough for one squad.
>>19510435Are X-commies fine with using those?
>>19510395How are we going to fit that many people into a single Japanese apartment? There isn't even enough space for all of those people to even stand inside of the apartment.
>>19510465What squad size are we looking at, then?
>>19510102>>19510176>>19510187>>19510218You contact Holtz and tell him everything's OK."Well, we're detecting LESS distortion from your sector, so that's good. Keep up the good work, I guess. Uh... that's it? Really? OK then..."Urd, Skuld, and Belldandy nod."We'll try to break the link on your signal," they say. "A concert effort between us, a simul-spell should do it."The Stun Gas is completed in the dead of the night as your Observers and spies are unable to get a glimpse of Tom in the apartment. Your Aurors are however, able to put up the wards again.Peorth is still out cold.
>>19510440Yes. They should be able to use them.
>>19510472A single squad of X-COM troops, probably only half of them. Alongside Spike and Agrias, Avatar.
>>19510479What approach vector are we looking at for the apartment?Were there any traps?Avatar + Cheryl, since they're not with the robust team, should be ready to assist the 3 Goddesses with their dispel.If our squad size is too big, what squad size are we looking at?I'd say deploy everyone in the building via teleport, have Tosh or Spike lockpick the door to Tom's apartment, and go in stealthy.Use any Silence or Invis charms we have access to. Stealthy at first.
>>19510479Strike! strike while the Iron is red hot!
>>19510479Scanning with your various sensors gives you an estimate of the apartment's size. There's enough room for about 12 people before things get extremely crowded. 6 if you want maximum mobility.
>>19510540Right.DariusVirtunSpikeAgriasan AurorToshAnd our X-com psi ampers can work from nearby rooms since psi amps don't require line of sight.
My preferred team would be Agrias, Darius, Vitun, Avatar, Spike, and a Veteran X-commieFor the X-commie, pick the one closest to Hero.
>>19510571I support this.
>>19510565>>19510571That'd combine for 8, should be good enough.Shall we do this?
>>19510479Have the Aurors and Abjurers set up outside the apartment. Have three Al'Kesh on Overwatch with their reality fields set to full power and in position to optimize the reality field of effect. Have Star-Lord, Spike, Agrias, Vitun, and the Avatar equipped with Bio-Filter masks and ready to breach the apartment a minute after we beam the stun gas bombs into the apartment and have them go off.
>>19510604This works too.Bring Guy's Emitter along too - Emitters might be handy vs. this dude.That'll give us Gas, Gas masks, Reality emitters, Surprise, +20%, Panic attacks from nearby rooms, a spellcasting interruption, and enough asskick to kick large amounts of ass.
rolled 52 = 52Hold up! We'll open the door to make sure it's safe!
>>19510677Looks clear. Remember to use your double rolls in there, gentlemen.
rolled 46, 73, 62, 64, 28, 41, 13, 56, 31, 65, 78, 86 = 643>>19510677Stupid fucking rookie. you don't open doors, you kick them in!Men! breach!
rolled 11, 75, 19 = 105>>19510713Hang on! this squad of rookies isn't canon ... better loot them.
>>19510713Throws a grenade at them. That problem's fixed.
rolled 63 = 63>>19510734Free grenade
rolled 19, 69, 47, 5, 77, 33, 4 = 254>>19510728Fuck! its the looters! men! open fire!
Better toss my other one.
>>19510604The X-COM vet squad can set up outside so they can support with their psi-amps. And have Vitun give a Double Roll to the first person through the door: Star-Lord.
rolled 3 = 3>>19510750YouAreAlreadyLoot>>19510755One of your rookies doesn't even know how to throw grenades.
rolled 12, 85 = 97>>19510755thanks for the grenade! here have it back.
>>19510604>>19510647This sounds good, although I'd prefer the Avatar remain with Cheryl & the goddesses to provide assistance. Not sure if Virtun's double-roll can be applied to the goddesses' attempt to sever the mana-link from all the way where he is going to be.
>>19510764Fuck! He was WANTING for us to steal that grenade from him! It was a trap!We'll get you next time Codeki ... next time.
rolled 81 = 81>>19510764You and I go together. Fair well META Quest! we out !
MWHAAA HAA HA HA. Goodbye assholes!>presses button
rolled 10 = 10>>19510805>.><.<>.><.<*steals button*
>>19510805>>19510811Fuck the button was a trapWe'll get you next time, codeki! Next tiiiime!
rolled 67 = 67>>19510811Me and you. were done here.
rolled 15, 75 = 90>>19510604Al'Keshes drop into place, Aurors set up wards, and X-COM Psi-troops are prepared as the Abjurers take overwatch positions. Virtun grants Star-Lord a lucky break before readying his mace.Star-Lord, Spike, Darius, Agrias, Vitun, and the Avatar strap on their Bio-Filter Masks and wait for the signal as another Al'Kesh attempts to beam in a number of Stun Gas grenades...
>>19510846Looks like that blew up in their face.>http://mirrors.rit.edu/instantCSI/
>>19510896If we're sending anyone else in, they should be wearing the bio-masks too.And don't forget the Time armbands!ARMBANDS AND BIO MASKS!Come to think of it, Tosh's mind blast doesn't require Line of Sight either, does it?Get the Auror(s) to bubble-head charm anyone willing to deal with the silly looking charm.Let's go.
>>19510896Hit him as hard as you want, Vitun. Your mace is non-lethal.
>>19510896Sever magic linkGogoUse all the non-lethal things.Did we give our dudes stun rods?If not, we might as well give them stun rods.
rolled 11, 52 = 63>>19510896The three Norns sing a short but beautiful hymn of dispelling while Cheryl uses her powers in conjunction with the goddesses to widen any breach their magic causes in the link. The four manage their teamwork wonderfully, and after just a few minutes the link vanishes, broken completely.The attack on Tom doesn't go so well, the Stun Gas teleport redirected onto the breach team as well as the crew of the Al'Kesh that did the beaming. The breach team is immune to the gas as Star-Lord kicks down the door, but the Al'Kesh begins to spiral out of control without a crew!
>>19510896Now should be when we give the signal for the goddesses to break the mana link on Peorth.
>>19511050Tractor beam that sucker. The Star Destroyer has long enough range.
>>19511050It has sealed compartments, the pilots would be fine.
>>19511050Oh come ON. How the fuck does that happen.Tractor Beam it or have another Al'kesh beam out that Al'kesh.Anyway, let's roll. Kick down the shoggoth, fist fight the door etc.
>>19511050Quick, have a bio-filter mask beamed to a pilot from another Al'Kesh, and have him beam into the cockpit of the disabled Al'Kesh to retake control.
>>19511050Bit of luck for everyone, gogo and all that. Anyone see Tom?Anyone see anti-teleport wards?
>>19511082What good does that do if it's beamed INTO the sealed compartment?>>19511099>>19511087>>19511071The Star Destroyers are still hiding behind the moon, so another Al'Kesh pilot teleports in with a gas mask in an attempt to regain control of the vessel.Star-Lord breaks the door down as the group piles into the apartment. Tom is there, his back to the group."Was it really that bad?" he asks. "I wasn't like the others. All I wanted was Peorth, and enough power to justify being with her. I didn't try to merge worlds together, or wrench apart an established couple. She was lonely. So was I."
>>19511183Tom, we're sorry, but don't take this personally. You'r existence here will harm her. I know you may love her, but mindcontrol isn't the answer.
>>19511183"It just doesn't work that way. Surrender now and no one will get hurt. This doesn't have to be any worse than it already has been."
>>19511183"Your very existence meant that you were warping the fabric of reality. That you were not maliciously warping reality further, and that you did not involve other civilians and bystanders, will be noted in your file. "Off the record, dude, we can understand, but you're still mind-controlling her and that gets into 'creepy stalker' territory."
>>19511183Quick! Patch in another Al'kesh to go in and bathe the area in reality emissions! If he's not being affected by the stun gas, then he still has residual goddess-mana left in him.
>>19511183You're right. Your 'crimes', are of a much less severe nature than everyone else.But unfortunately that isn't relevant. Despite hiding your presence from Yggdrasil, the universe still groans in protest from your continued presence.And left alone, you will, through no choice of your own, tear this universe, and hel, and heaven, apart.That's why we're here Tomaas. We're going to take you somewhere where you can't do any harm and cure you.After that, who knows. We could bring you back here maybe, if the future permits it. And who knows, maybe something may arise between you and Peorth again.You seem to be a good man, and you don't have to look far to see that there's precedence for this kind of thing.
>>19511183>"Was it really that bad?" he asks. "I wasn't like the others. All I wanted was Peorth, and enough power to justify being with her. I didn't try to merge worlds together, or wrench apart an established couple. She was lonely. So was I."True, but you're not part of the official story.By changing the story, you warp reality, and throw Ygdrasil out of whack.We're not planning to kill you. If you'll come along quietly, we can show you a way to act out your fantasies in a way that doesn't harm anyone.[DeviantArt canon is quite literally full of people like him. And Fanfiction.net is his home canon.]
>>19511302Hell, if he doesn't mind, we could shove him in a holodeck for the rest of his life. He's just lonely.>or get him a dateDon't be silly, greentext, he's from Fanfiction.net
>>19511302Wait is that actually true, or just true for the Bootleg codex?
If he had only popped in a fanfiction side-timeline instead of one of the primary Canons, then he might have been able to fly under the TG's radar indefinitely.As it is, the best that he can hope for is that the SUE-Cure is effective on him, and we hide his identity from TG HQ. Otherwise, as soon as he's cured, a Black Ops hit team will come in and terminate him.
rolled 34, 51 = 85'Scuse me while I roll some dice.
>>19511350Really? That seems pretty unreasonable.I mean there's more to Black Ops (which also serves as Internal Affairs?) than just pointless dickery.
>>19511316Get him a robot girlfriend.
>>19511370Why not a real girlfriend?They're cheaper to produce than robots.
The Al'Kesh pilot is able to regain control of the craft and fly it back into orbit as another moves into position to catch the area in reality emission.>>19511231>>19511253>>19511291>>19511302>>19511316"I didn't even take advantage of her. I slowed it down, tried to give it some meaning. Not like that TC whelp. But even if what you say is true, I will NOT give up my dream so easily," Tom says, drawing a longsword. He turns and seems to concentrate for a moment before shock spreads across his face. "You! You've... I... see. Impressive. You broke my link to Peorth. But if you think that's all I can do, you're sorely mistaken."Tom then narrows his eyes and vanishes from sight.
>>19511355>>If he had only popped in a fanfiction side-timeline instead of one of the primary Canons, then he might have been able to fly under the TG's radar indefinitely.Well, I don't think it's that easy to find a way into a fanfiction. I assume that it's very difficult to do and I assume one would end up being dumped into (one of) the main canon(s) instead. Supposedly, a fanfiction, or similar works are "un-canons" and don't normally exist?Yet if the don't normally exist, we still know that these SUEs come from specific places. What do you people think?
>>19511316His loneliness contributed directly to a destabilization of an entire sector and its surrounding sectors, and nearly resulted in the AMG canon looking more like the Diablo canon. I can empathize with fixers, but not once did this guy try to make it work. Instead, he endangered lives and manipulated divine beings to make his fantasy come true. We'll cure him of his SUEness... but he'll have to face the consequences of his actions.
>>19511393Fuck we've should've dimensional anchored.Track him. Even if he's ready for us, we've got more dudes than he does.And if he's teleported to an open area ... gg.BEFORE YOU TRY TELEPORTING OUT ANY TROOPS, NOTE THAT HE'S MOST LIKELY FUCKED WITH TELEPORTERS. Just have the troops exit the building via the ground floor, as is normal for buildings.
>>19511393Check to see if the reality distortion is still in that room. If he is, http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/invisibilityPurge.htmIf he's not, track him down.
>>19511393He's still a SUE, and generates reality distortions. Have the Storm track him!Away team, get ready to try to face an invisible foe.X-com psychics, do that psychic voodoo that you do.
>>19511421Or, he's just invisible.Switch to infrared, anyone?
>>19511393I know what this fucker's doing.He's going parallel to time.He's taking actions in an alternate timeline, most likely cutting up our dudes.Balls. Hope we got those time-stabiliser armbands on everyone.
>>19511393Well, we gave him a chance to come quietly, without incident.Have ANON concentrate scanning in the area of the apartment. Have every in the apartment put their backs to one another. Have Vitun try an Invisibility Purge.If everyone doesn't already, have a Droid Squad go down with the Modified Emergency Transporter Armbands for the assault team to use.Meanwhile, ask Data if he can modify a chroniton generator to emit a localised field of randomized chronitons to interfere with anyone attempting temporal shenanigans?
If we get a chance, we should cast this spell on Tom.Yoke of MercyEnchantment (Compulsion) [Good, Mind-Affecting]Level: Apostle of peace 2,sorcerer/wizard 2Components: V, AbstinenceCasting Time: 1 standard actionRange: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)Target: One creatureDuration: 1 round/levelSaving Throw: Will negatesSpell Resistance: NoThis spell compels a creature up to 4 HD more than the caster’s level to fight in a merciful manner. Specifically, the creature deals nonlethal damage with its attacks, avoids using damaging spells or spell-like abilities, and does not deliver a coup de grace to a helpless foe.Abstinence Component: You must not have dealt damage, by spell or any other means, to another living creature within the last 8 hours before casting this spell.If we're playing nice, it's only fair that he should as well.
>>19511393So OP, about that question about how the meta works...>>19511416Someone also suggested trying to create a canon sub-branch that could've accomodated someone like Tom.
rolled 32, 19, 44, 3 = 98Virtun casts Invisibility Purge as the Storm confirms Tom is still within the room...
>>19511520Have Vitun use his personal reroll to boost his purge.
>>19511520We brought staffs of Negation, yes?Spam them.Spam the hell out of them.It'll dispel his magic shit.
>>19511520Now would be the time for Vitun to use Good Fortune (reroll), Double Roll/ Bit of Luck on the others in the team, and then to channel good luck.
>>19511543We have one bit of luck left. Save it.If he uses Good Fortune to reroll his Purge rolls, and boosts them with his Flash of Insight ability, it should boost at to a minimum of 25ish.Also, remember. We can hit him in the face, with our non-lethal mace.
>>19511560Well, as soon as we see him, the X-COM psi-vets can start spamming stun psi-attacks.
>>19511586If Tosh gets wind of his location he can land a Psi Blast even through walls. Tosh is badass like that.Between Observers (Have the Al'kesh teleport one within 100 meters and float over), Virtun's spells, Negation spam, and the Avatar unweaving magic, we should be able to find him before he violates too much of The Law.
Have Vitun cast this spell on himself?VISAGE OF THE DEITY, GREATERTransmutation [Evil, Good]Level: Cleric 9Components: V, S, DFCasting Time: 1 standard actionRange: PersonalTarget: YouDuration: 1 round/levelAs lesser visage of the deity, except that you take on the qualities of a half-celestial or half-fiend (see the Monster Manual for complete details). You do not gain the spell-like abilities of these creatures.Your creature type changes to outsider for the duration of the spell. Unlike other outsiders, you can be brought back from the dead if you are killed in this form.Good clerics undergo the following transformations:• You grow feathered wings that allow you to fly at twice your normal speed (good maneuverability).• You gain +1 natural armor.• You gain low-light vision.• You gain resistance 10 to acid, cold, and electricity.• You gain immunity to disease.• You gain a +4 racial bonus on saving throws against poison.• You gain damage reduction 10/magic.• You gain spell resistance 25.• You gain the following bonuses to your ability scores: +4 Str, +2 Dex, +4 Con, +2 Int, +4 Wis, +4 Cha.
rolled 52, 27, 85 = 164>>19511520Those were WITH re-rolls.Whatever method Tom was using to conceal himself falls away as the Goddess Knight is unmasked by the spell of Virtun. However, in the short time he was invisible, the foe closed the distance to the team, laying into Spike with sword strokes too fast for the human eye to track. Spike lets out a pained yell as he falls backward, covered in his own blood. "Sorry Spike. I always liked you," Tom says whirling to face the others. "...though you have some terrible luck with sword-fighters."The X-COM Psi-team tries to overpower Tom's mind, but finds no foothold in the mental defense he instantly erects.Star-Lord instantly drops his guns and unsheathes Anguirel as Agrias draws the reforged Gurthang.>>19511512I structured TG Quest (or tried to) so that the nature of the game-world would be revealed as the game went on, but I'll nip this in the bud. As far as the Guard knows, there is no such thing as a pure "Fanfiction canon." The closest thing are canons that are stable re imaginings such as Super Robot Wars worlds or the 8-bit dystopia prior to its downfall. Why do some worlds exist while others have never been found? That's a mystery the Guard doesn't spend much time on. In fact, the nature of the "Meta-verse" has a lot of questions the Guard doesn't seem to look into.
Does the Guard know that these worlds are fictional? Do they have the manga and videogames and whatnot to reference them? Does TSAB? Do they have their own anime on reference to check themselves for reality distortions?
>>19511638Agrias, hit Tom with a Slow spell!Farseers, help our troops with Battle Fortune!
>>19511664The TSAB does not know.The Transpace Guard is, of course aware that the worlds around them are rooted in fiction. They have no idea why or how, only that the places they explore and protect seem to all be linked back to media on Earth. There are many theories, but no one has ever proven anything.
>>19511625Yeah I'd say have him do that, and then maybe this.IVINE PRESENCETransmutationLevel: Blackguard 2, cleric 2, druid 2, paladin 2Components: V, SCasting Time: 1 standard actionRange: PersonalTarget: YouDuration: 10 minutes/level (D)Your back straightens, your eyes flash, and your aura pulses with divine might.You channel a tiny spark of the divine, granting yourself nearly inhuman presence. You gain a +5 sacred (if your deity is good or neutral) or profane (if your deity is evil) bonus on Intimidate checks made against anyone who does not worship your deity. When making such checks against individuals who have one alignment component opposed to yours (chaos/law or good/evil), this bonus becomes +10. When making such checks against someone whose alignment is diametrically opposed to yours, the bonus becomes +15.Have Vitun try and intimidate Tom into surrendering maybe?Might shake him up at least.
>>19511723Tom is a SUE. He will not back down until he is beaten down into submission. We all took a HUGE gamble when we talked to him instead of layering debuffs on him, then talking to him after we had given him a beating of a lifetime.Virtun should concentrate on stuff that protects everyone or makes Tom impotent at combat.
>>19511723...Yeah that should be 'Divine Presence' not 'Ivine'.
>>19511638>>19511688No pure fanfiction canon. Got it.That means the amount of clones of each fictional character must be a LOT smaller than I initially thought, if fanons have no part in it. And that means that canons based on websites are just that - websites. No OCs really exist there, just images, stories, and regular users. To make them real, you have to become a SUE and force your will upon a world.Got it.
>>19511638Have the Farseers use Battle Fortune to help out the assault team.Agrias, use Stasis Sword on Tom.Vitun, get Spike stabilized.
>>19511763Screw stabilized. Vitun, get Spike back into the fight. Drop a Heal on his ass.
>>19511747I wonder what it would mean is Alice of the Resident Evil movies was displaced into the game canon?
>>19511763How many pints. Spike won't die from something that simple. Either way, have Vitun Channel healing.He'll heal 9d6 damage our allies. I doubt spike has that much health
>>19511747Makes me wonder.At what point did Ruby become a recruitable thing?At what point did the KI become a recruitable thing?Presumably they exist in some canon somewhere.So, what drives a particular piece of work written on Meta-Earth to 'spawn' a Canon?How does it know, to, say, spawn 8-bit dystopia, while not spawning Goddess Knight?Would Garry's Mod and Second Life even exist in the Meta, being basically "a miserable pile of Fanworks" as dracula would put it?So many questions.
>>19511688You know, this makes me think that the Meta is some sort of Noosphere. A kind of "field of knowledge" like how the Earth has an electromagnetic field, humanity generates a gestalt knowledge field. The meta would be the field, and the canons the ideas suspended within it. If we ever come across the STALKER verse, we should chat with C-Consciousness to see if our theory has any merit. They could run an in-house experiment and see if it works.
>>19511638Just keep spamming Panic Attack on Tom.Tosh, mind blast him if you're nearby. You can target that shit through Supply Depots, so Japanese walls won't stop you.Spike ... Disarm.Agrias, Stasis sword.Darius, protect people.Star-Lord, Disarm. (Literally, if possible)Virtun, do whatever Codeki saysAvatar, got anything to stun this asshole?
>>19511798and what of fanons with highly divergent and openly different worlds like Dornian Heresy, FoE, Red vs Blue, etc. and then there's crossovers.........
>>19511798Ruby is a published universe (kinda).The KI are from the normal Warhammer 40k Canon. It's left malleable enough that they could exist there. My theory is that there are fanfiction canons, it's just that the guard doesn't give a shit about them because they're unstable and flicker.
rolled 92, 7, 11 = 110>>19511680Virtun lays a hand on Spike, channeling a potent Heal into him, and restoring the gunman to full health. He groans, then nods in thanks."Thanks, preacher. Even better than Elaine and Lyla! Don't tell them I said that, though," he says, retrieving his pistol."I'm a little amazed at how someone that basically just mind-controlled someone else tries to keep up the victim angle," Star-Lord comments, Anguirel clanging against Tom's own sword. "Then again, I guess I've become a connoisseur of hypocrisy."The Farseers begin tapping into the combat team's minds, sending them visions of correct paths to take to ensure their survival as Agrias attempts to use her sword to cast a Slow spell on Tom. Tom shakes the spell off, however, growling at Agrias."What IS that sword? You want time? I'll give you all the time in the world..." Tom murmurs, bringing up his right hand. "Gate of Time! Obey me!"
>>19511810So ... what causes one idea to spawn a canon, while another idea not to?Or maybe I'm thinking about this the wrong way.Maybe it DOES spawn the ideas, but the easiest way to spawn some of them, is to adjust a Canon that already exists, rather than create a new one?And SUEs are a manifestation of this ... bump ... in the knowledge field.
>>19511798The reasons the Knights Inductor are recruitable is due to the nature of the Canon they come from.Namely, that there are official rules on how to make original chapters.They are the result.Also, Ruby is an original work, so thus it's a canon.
> Tom murmurs, bringing up his right hand. "Gate of Time! Obey me!"Dimensional Anchor, Lol at him.Anyone got Silence?can we get an Auror a broom or something, have him float past the window and cast Stupefy before floating off?
>>19511854>>19511864It's all making sense now...So reality emitters must be created by the collective consciousness of earth saying "That isn't right..."And the concept of a reality emitter literally falls out of the thought field.
Guys, can we focus on getting our away team not killed by the enraged SUE instead of trying to ascertain the nature of the meta? When the OP said that we'd discover the nature of stuff as we go along in our missions?Seconding dimensional anchor on Tom.
>>19511844See if we can get a Dimensional Anchor on Tom.Was Data able to get back to us concerning a temporal jammer using a modified chroniton generator?
Seconding having the Aurors get brooms to do drive-by jelly-legs, jelly-brains, and jelly-fingers on Tom.
>>19511854SUEs are just like mary-sues. Some person creates an awful, awful character and it somehow generates attention, usually through a circle-jerk of sue creators. Communities that don't allow criticism are a good source of sues. If these canons live and die by the number of real people that follow them, then SUEs are mary-sue characters that have enough people ranting about how beautiful their 26-colored eyes are. The only permanent solution to the SUE menace would be to make contact with real Earth, explain the situation, and have the real authorities hunt down and destroy all reference to sue characters.
rolled 5, 55, 63 = 123>>19511844>>19511817Tosh interrupts Tom with a Mindblast, temporarily stunning Tom and allowing Darius to swing at the weapon in his hand, Ringil actually slicing the longsword in two as it cleaves past it. Tom shrugs off the effect far faster than most, though."In Zu!" the Avatar calls out, sprinking some dust in the air. Tom wobbles on his feet, but shrugs it off as well, fury tightening his face."Gate of Time!" he calls again. "I DEMAND YOU ANSWER MY CALL!"As Virtun attempts to cast Dimensional Anchor, each of your away team suddenly freezes right in their tracks, as if time had been stopped. Face ashen, Tom picks up the shattered remains of his sword and looks at your operatives with fury."Game of Time," he states. "Cut off the source."Motes of light begin to twinkle in and our around your troops as their forms grow wavy and indistinct.>>19511939Your Aurors mount up on brooms, buzzing past the window to hurl spells at Tom...
>>19512004Oh please.Virtun has SPELL TURNING.Who's the stopped one now, Tom?Then hit all the friendlies with a staff of negation and gogo.
>>19512004OP, I hope you read that we included the armbands on our troop loadouts. AND HOLY FUCK GUYS OUR WHOLE ASSAULT TEAM IS ABOUT TO BE BLINKED OUT OF EXISTENCE. WHAT DO WE DO?
>>19512027Staff of negation, Silence on Tom, have Delta Greens shoot him in the face with exographic rifles.Spell turning from Virtun to make him vanish HIMSELF out of existence.All of these are viable.Plus, you know. Reality emitters.
>>19512004Site-to-site transport. Have Sniper beamed down onto a rooftop across the street from the apartment with line-of-sight to Tom. Shoot him with the anti-tank rifle.At the same time, beam down HK-50 outside the apartment with all of the Modified Emergency Transporter Armbands, and wearing one himself.Have him barge in there, shooting his blaster rifle at Tom with one hand while slapping on and activating the armband onto a member of the team who can get the others with the other arm.Also, could we confuse Tom's anti-teleport ability if we spam beaming down candybars and food packets into the apartment?
>>19512004...Beam down the advanced Reality Emitter we mugged Guy for and activate it.
>>19512037We're already dousing the place in reality emitter beams. They only LESSEN the powers of a SUE, and do NOT stop them entirely! Like when we took on Sapph?
>>19512004See>>19512022>>19512027>>19512037Tom, Welcome to the big leagues.
rolled 42, 24 = 66>>19512027I did. The armbands don't seem to be working against what Tom is doing.>>19512022He DOES have Spell Turning. Too bad no one thought to cast it.The Aurors whiz by, but their curses don't seem to work on Tom. One of them zaps him with the Staff of Negation, and the field flickers for a moment...
Shit like this is why we should have somebody half a mile away with a modified Exitus rifle waiting to put one in his head.In fact, why hasn't that happened yet? Get Sniper down there and finish this shit off.
>>19510364>>19510364>>19510364>>19510364O rly?>have Vitun cast http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic/all-spells/m/moment-of-prescience before we go.>It's a domain spell slot, so if we don't use it, it's wasted.>http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic/all-spells/s/spell-turning as well. Lvl7 domain slot for that one.Ya rly.Now spam them staves and silence.
>>19512089...Can we contact the goddesses and give them the coordinates of Tom's location and say it's urgent?They should in theory be able to negate his time fuckery.
>>19512089>>19512089Aurors, get ready for another fly-by, but this time with staves of negation spam.
>>19512089Again, calling for Sniper and his anti-tank rifle to be beamed down to the rooftop of the building across the street with a line-of-sight to the apartment so that he can start shooting Tom.Have the Aurors start spamming with the Staffs of Negation.Still want HK-50, and a pair of Securitrons, to beam down outside the apartment and to distract Tom with blaster fire.And still requesting that time jammer from Data.
>>19512142We should've had the time jammer and spell warding up at the start of the battle :/More staff of negation spam is good.I second the sniper shooting.
rolled 33 = 33>>19512101And so we see the limitations of Ctrl-F. Very well, I'll...>Effect and area spells are not affected....laugh maniacally as the spell fails to have an effect.Your Delta Greens begin boarding an Al'Kesh for emergency deployment alongside Sniper.>>19512089The field flickers, then remains in place... but then something unexpected happens. On Agrias' sword, the triforce emblem begins to shine with golden light. That light runs along the blade as with a blinding flash, Gurthang the Time Cleaver moves of its own accord, slashing downwards as Agrias stumbles forward, regaining substance and form."That sword..." Tom growls. "What IS that?"
>>19512153We would have had the temporal jammer if anyone else had thought of it in time. >>19512176Gurus, quickly, do you believe that pressing Gurthang against those caught in time will be able to free them?If the answer is yes, tell Agrias to do that immediately.We still need HK-50 to get there with a pair of Securitrons to act as a distraction while we try to free the rest of our team.Aurors, keep up the Negation spam!
>>19512176Agrias. Silence the fucker.Resume sniping and Negation spam.Come to think of it ......Teleport down more gas grenades.
>>19512176Once it was called Anglachel. But after its blade was stained with the blood of the innocent, it was renamed to be Gurthang.And now it has been reforged once more, as the Time Cleaver.This is the blade that will slay Morgoth in the end of days.Behold its power and despair.
Stabilise time with Time stabiliser doohickies, snipan, and magic dispellan forever.
>>19512176>>19512201Time Jammer:"Mr. Data, can you modify a tricorder to emit a field of randomized chroniton particles to interfere with a temporal effect? By reading in the chroniton flux frequency of Tom's time effect, you should be able to generate a counter-field of anti-chronitons on a harmonic flux frequency to cancel out the temporal attack."
Should we have our x-com psychics and Tosh try to fire through the walls of the apartment at Tom? That Gauss rifle of Tosh's is probably enough to pierce through whatever walls are used in japanese apartments.
>>19512232Nonono, you need anti-TACHYONS on a RESONANT flux frequency.Goddamn junior scientists.
>>19512213>>19512183Dudes, stop the RP for a moment.Agrias is our only free person at the moment. She can either try to kill Tom, or she can try to use Gurthang to free the rest of our assault team from being winked out of existence.Which one do you guys want to do?
>>19512253Free Virtun for Luck, Resses, D&D spells.Next, free Avatar for time unfuckery.
>>19512236Dangerous to try without using an exographic scanner.But I remember giving Tosh an exographic targeting scanner back in the Castlevania/Ravenloft operation; see if he still has it. If he does, then he should be able to shoot into the apartment safely.Same with Sniper. Have one of the Delta Green's give Sniper their exographic scanner so that Sniper can see Tom through the walls and hit him with an anti-tank rifle bullet.
>>19512212Seeing as how every debuff spell of every sort we've thrown at him has failed to stick, it's pretty likely that Tom is nearly immune to them and may not be affected by them.
rolled 8, 24 = 32>>19512213>>19512183 "The sword is resonating strongly!" Belthasar says. "We can feel it from here! This 'Tom' must be using extensive time-based magic!""Yes, it should be able to free the others," Melchior nods. "Give it a try."-----"It's still just a sword!" Tom shouts back as your words echo from Agrias' comm-unit."No," Agrias says, slashing the air before the Avatar. "It's also a key. But you will never see the doors it unlocks."The Aurors fly by again, but the Staff still doesn't manage to shake the time-erasure effect.The Al'Kesh loads up the Delta Greens, flies up, and teleports them just outside the apartment, alongside Sniper. They immediately find that as with all other sensors, their exographic scanners fail to detect Tom.The Avatar drops from imprisonment, shaking his head and taking a moment to regain his balance."That's embarrassing..." he growls. "How about a taste of your own medicine? An Tym!"Another Al'Kesh tries to teleport in more gas grenades...
Also: remember that we still have ONE free reroll from last session due to the Al'kesh teleporter misunderstanding.
>>19512282Ensure THAT Al'kesh is in ORBIT first.And my god we're getting some ass rolls tonight.Free that Luck mage.>rolled 32, 19, 44, 3>rolled 52, 27, 85>rolled 92, 7, 11>rolled 5, 55, 63 >rolled 42, 24>rolled 33>rolled 8, 24 = 32>>19512295I'd prefer to save it for Open Door. Or a 1.
>>19512282Bubblehead charms on the flyby Aurors.Remember that.
>>19512282Oh goddammit. We're going to lose ANOTHER Al'Kesh.Why did you think that teleporting in more stun gas grenades was a good idea, when the first set failed so miserably?
Snipers, try to get into position so that you can get Tom directly in your line-of-sight the old fashioned way. You know, using your eyesight. He's still visible in the visible light spectrum.
>>19512282Agrias, get to freeing the rest of our team!
rolled 46 = 46Here's that crate of rolls I picked up for ya in the last threads, boss!Shame most of 'em were bad though.I'll loot the next roll and save it for later.
rolled 40 = 40>>19512282Finished writing that before I saw the post for Virtun first, sorry.The teleporting gas grenades are redirected once more, this time to your Delta Greens outside. Coughing and hacking, they begin to fall unconscious one by one.Sniper manages to take a perch, waiting for Tom to go past the window of his apartment to take his shot."Do you think you can affect me with time magic? I control the Gate of Time!" Tom says with scorn as the Avatar's Time Stop spell fizzles. The SUE walks over to Star-Lord's frozen form and wrests Anguirel from his grasp, turning to face Agrias and the Avatar with the stolen blade. Agrias responds by slashing the air above Virtun, the cleric completing his Dimensional Anchor spell just as he is released. A beam of green light zaps towards Tom.
>>19512338Virtun, our luck is shit, make it not shit.Also do something to cancel out this time bullshit.You too, Avatar. Try to cancel this time bullshit.Data, Gurus, work together to find a way to cancel this time bullshit.Gurthang, cancel this time bullshit. Darius and Spike are likely next targets.
Next spell Vitun casts should help a bit. Boneshatter. http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic/all-spells/b/boneshatterTom doesn't NEED to have non-broken bones.
>>19512338Hm, if we castBEWILDERING MISCHANCEEnchantment (Compulsion) [Mind-Affecting]Level: Adept 5, cleric 5, shugenja 5Components: V, S, DFCasting Time: 1 standard actionRange: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft. /2 levels)Target: One living creatureDuration: 1 round/levelSaving Throw: Will negatesSpell Resistance: YesYour deity's laughter rains down on your suddenly clumsy foe. Bewildering mischance causes extreme bad luck to befall the target. For the duration of the spell, the subject must roll each saving throw, attack roll, and skill check twice, keeping the lower of the two rolls.On Tom, then does that translate to us having two rolls and keeping the higher?
>>19512338Aurors, do you have a spell that can make an object, such as a wall, transparent?If you do, please cast that spell on the wall of the apartment so that Sniper has a clear view of the inside, and of Tom.Anguirel will not like being wielded by a SUE. Avatar, see if you can help Agrias by breaking the time-effect on the other members of the team.Agreeing with >>19512366Shatter Tom's bones.Have Data work with the Guru's, Egon, and Dr. Cossack to try the time jammer outlined in >>19512232Agrias, try to free Darius next. Ringil will be able to stand up to Anguirel.
>>19512384Hopefully. Let's also have the Farseers DOOM this prick.
rolled 94, 52, 97, 16 = 259>>19512394>>19512361>>19512366"VAS AN JUX ORT!" the Avatar shouts as Virtun chants a prayer than ends in pain for Tom.Tom lunges at the Avatar, attempting to run the legendary hero through.The Aurors attempt to turn the walls of the apartment invisible...
>>19512438I can't I forgot this.Aurors, once you're finished with giving Sniper a perfect shot: ACCIO ANGUIREL!
>>19512449Keep the head intact. I want 6/6 captured.
>>19512466It's an anti-tank rifle. There won't be much BODY left.
>>19512449Eh, maybe just a knee shot.I'm pretty sure Tom's about done.With his bones all shattered....Man that's some nasty magic.
rolled 64 = 64>>19512438Tom suddenly screams in pain as Virtun's spell shatters all of his bones, causing him to drop to his knees in agony. Anguirel clatters away as this happens. At the same time, the Avatar's spell manages to banish the time manipulation keeping the rest of the team trapped, the various heroes stumbling forward as they are released."Hey! That's MINE!" Star-Lord says, lunging forward to yank Anguirel away before Tom can reclaim it.The wall of the apartment suddenly goes clear and a deafening crack is heard as Sniper fires the AT rifle, the heavy around striking Tom and severing his left arm messily at the shoulder. As the appendage hits the floor with a meaty thud, Tom stares at the stump in shock."Gate... of Time..." he murmurs weakly. "Turn back... the clock..."Then Agrias is before him, Gurthang in hand.
>>19512475>"Gate... of Time..." he murmurs weakly. "Turn back... the clock..."VIRTUN.I WANT YOU TO HIT HIM WITH YOUR MACE. REPEATEDLY.Everyone else, just punch the asshole in the windpipe.Aurors, able to Stupefy this asshole or Silence him so he can't cast?
>>19512475He wants to play hardball eh?This time, have Vitun cast Anti-magic field. It will completely cut him off from all supernatural abilities and magic.http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic/all-spells/a/antimagic-fieldThen, kick the crap out of his scrawny ass.
>>19512475Tom's injuries begin to vanish, but the whistling of Gurthang through the air puts a stop to that."No," Agrias says, firmly, slashing the air above Tom's head as Gurthang cuts something unseen. "Your Gate will not save you. Face the consequence of your actions."Tom utters a scream of anguish as he collapses in a pool of his own blood, his trump card defeated.
Anti-magic field pls.
>>19512486>>19512487>>19512503Virtun, get him stable.Shove him in a Nanny-bag if need be.Then:Get him, a stasis pod, Medic, Medic's medigun, and an Anti-magic field in the same area.Tie the fucker down with Federation Steel, get his HP stable, then shove him in the pod.6/6, good game.
>>19512487Vitun, please don't let Tom die yet. Just enough to keep him alive.Get a stasis pod down there and stuff him into it.Otherwise, have the Abjurers use Smoky Confinement.
We're capturing him by use of a Nanny-bag and an anti-magic field, and just barely enough healing to make him stable.Any complaints?
>>19512523>>19512527Don't need a nanny bag.http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic/all-spells/s/stabilizeIt'll bring him just to the point of "Not bleeding to death."He's still almost dead. This will just stop that for a bit.
>>19512540Works for me.Should we say bye to the Goddesses?Also, do we have Booze for Holtz?
Once we have him in stasis, one way or another, we should move the SUE's we've captured over to the All Under Heaven.Have the brig festooned with reality emitters and secured with knockout gas, and have the SUE's contained there. Make sure that the Indefatigable is secure in the AUH's main hangar bay, and then have it transit back to base. Call up Holtz and let him know that the Storm is staying for an extra few hours to make sure that the reality distortions are all gone.Once the All Under Heaven transits out, we can make sure with the Storm's sensors that all reality distortions are gone.Also, because of the 13 hour time difference, it's the afternoon in America, and we can collect up the ice cream we promised Skuld, the booze we promised Urd and that we need to get for Holtz, and with some hacking to create credit cards with $100,000 credit limits, give Cheryl, Agrias, Lyla, Elaine, Lavian, Alicia, and the others the shopping trip to Manhattan that they wanted.
>>19512573Well, we don't have to hack the credit card companies to generate that wealth.We have several supercomputers with us; we can simply create a couple shell accounts, and with about an hour's worth of moving shares on the stock market, we could easily have a million or two dollars for our resident wunder-girl and friends to play with down in New York City.
>>19512573>>19512602Do what everyone else does. Raid some junta in Africa with our superior tech, take all the diamonds and sell them.
>>19512611Fuck that. those diamonds are ours. We need them for True Rez
>>19512573>>19512602>>19512611>>19512614Okay guys, I have a plan.Computers can compute.Girls can shop.Boys can raid juntas.Everyone not counting as one of the above can chill out on the ship.
>>19512611What? No, we need those diamonds for True Resurrecting Gaunt in the Dark Matter Canon.The electronic money we create will only help the world economy by moving around and helping to generate more wealth.
>>19512628Hey, some of the guys deserve some downtime as well, you know. Like checking out some nice restaurants, getting a nice big steak, and buying up some excellent cigars and picking out some more booze.As for the diamonds, we could raid a DeBeers vault.
>>19512646At least the Team Fortress guys can raid Juntas with me.
>>19512646>>19512628"Hey, hey, Doug. You ever wanted to rob a bank with an 80-ton tank?"I've wanted to rob DeBeers and their blood diamonds for years, but I've kept myself pure. But now the time has come!"
Really, guys? We have Asgard transporters, we can just beam the diamonds out. There's no need to go robbing banks and vaults with the Von Luckners like you're some interdimensional Tank Police.
Or we could just, you know, make some platinum/gold/silver with the Replicators, and exchange that for the cash needed. Or the cash itself.Our various Replicators can handle making anything that isn't magical, Unobtainium plotstuffs, or organic, right?
>>19512683The replicators are currently offline.
>>19512683The replicators on the Indefatigable are currently offline, and we need real diamonds, not replicated ones, for magical spells to work properly (replicated gemstones will still work but only at 25% efficiency) and we need the best diamonds we can buy/steal for Gaunt's True Resurrection.So for the credit cards, simply playing the stock market or hacking Visa and Mastercard are the easiest and fastest methods.
>>19512708Do not forget that the last time we used the internets, all our dudes got popups.We may wish to avoid this angle.
>>19512738We won't be searching through the Internet; we have very specific targets this time.The primary New York Stock Exchange servers located in New York City, or the primary server farms used by Mastercard and Visa.
Why is everyone going on about true Rezing Gaunt?The problem is that I think its going to be difficult to find his remains. If the Dark Matter Universe is half-way competent they would have carted away his remains a while ago.
>>19512815>The problem is that I think its going to be difficult to find his remains. If the Dark Matter Universe is half-way competent they would have carted away his remains a while ago.Sigh. You're either an idiot or a troll. In either case we went over this last thread, but to sum it up:TRUE RESURRECTION DOESN'T REQUIRE THE REMAINS, YOU FUCKWIT!
>>19512825oh it doesn't woops, silly me. 3.5 spells really are hax
>>19512852>>19512738THE HAAAAAAX*throws monitor*
That fight was too close... at any rate, we should get to tying up loose ends now. 1.) Get a medical team to our assault team, stat. Have them revive/treat gas grenade victims, as well as members of our team. Also get them to pump Tom full of sedative drugs, and/or make him into a vegetable for the rest of his life. Shove him into a stasis pod. I am also not against killing him.2.) Get a recovery team to get that one Observer that Banpei-kun uppercutted to that one remote field in China back to our ships. 3.) Notify goddesses that Tom has been neutralized. Gently remind goddesses that DOUBLET SYSTEM is still down, and needs restarting. While stuff is happening, Cheryl and whomever else is still at the Morisato residence should get ready for extraction. As heart-warming and inspiring as a scene with Cheryl and the other goddesses would be, that level of interaction with canon natives when our work is essentially done may be pushing it. 4.) Get copious amounts of booze/ice-cream using TG currency hax. Transport said copious amounts of ice cream/booze to K-1's residence for Skuld and Urd. This amount of stuff should make even the most open-handed Orlanthi go "maybe we're going a bit overboard on the sacrifices guys" even if they were sacrificing to Urox in the midst of a Chaos apocalypse.OTHER: Holy shit that was close. We need to brush up on our preparation skills, and not get so tempted to engage in dialogue with a SUE. Even if that was the "final boss" of this stage, that was more hair-raising than the fight with Ebon Night//Queen Zeal.
>>19512864>*actions*.Please refrain from that in the future, as it is considered to be as bad as using emoticons.
Remember, before we go have one of our guys salute/thumbs up Urd and tell her to keep fighting the good fight, and then give Bell a really nasty glare, shake their head and say "I'm very disappointed in you."
>>19512815About Gaunt...If we are able to rez him, would he be OK with all the unsanctioned psykers, eldar council, and other miscellaneous bits of heresy that we have going for us? And what about that whole dynamic with Ahriman that we have going?
>>19512957?Better not annoy goddesses.Now get more booze for holtz.
>>19512966We can at least give him back to Holtz. Apparently Gaunt was looted from a canon in progress, and needs to go back.
>>19512967She totally deserves it.
>>19512957We may not even know that yet, as far as the meta-verse goes. And at any rate, that's beyond our judgement and jurisdiction. We must accept that they do these things because they are necessary.
>>19512980Doesn't mean we can't shake our head and go "Tsk Tsk."
>>19512992>>19512992It opens up a risk of revealing the nature of the metaverse, or at least revealing a hint of it. Nobody is supposed to know that except for Bell, the Almighty, Hild, and a handful of other select individuals. Tsking or Tutting or what have you could blow our cover story of being a special-ops team sent by another Heavenly agency.
>>19513005Haven't we already done quite abit that reveals we know more then we're letting on and besides, as a heavenly body who takes care of these improper alternations, we'd logically know about it to make sure it hasn't been changed. Thus we can tsk tsk, without letting them in on anything other then we know about something we disapprove of.
Guys, less Meta-Meta and more - Looting Tom - Looting a good supply of high-value diamonds- SHOPPING TRIP for everyone who wants to go (If only for Cheryl to try and start paying her back for the sheer awesome she's been this whole time)- Massive booze buying for Holtz (we should ask Urd if she knows where some of the really good shit is. Maybe some of her private stock if she has such a thing?)- Final miscellaneous tweaks and mop-ups ("For the record, we were never here. Nothing out of the ordinary happened. It was all just some sort of weird dream. Now go back to sleep or whatever..")That should about cover it. Do NOT tsk or anything at Bell. That is Meta-Meta and beyond our in-game knowledge. Stop it.
>>19512992.....We don't know that. The archives are out of date. BUT we can go to K1 "You know, I think its time to up the game. You might not get another chance. Considering what happened to you."
>>19513032I thought this was the quest where it was okay to use meta knowledge. To say something is beyond meta knowledge makes no goddamn sense. And until MetaOp comes out and goes 'You totally don't know that" if we know something, we know it.
>>19513029I disapprove of interacting with Canon natives in this manner.There is no need to be mean to anyone. Our task is complete.Misc. tweaks and mopups: You mean like getting Obliviates on K1's sister over the whole Chaos mess?>>19513042I asked, he said we didn't know it. :P
>>19513029Well, you can tsk tsk all you want, just keep it to yourself. We're supposed to be impartial protectors of the canon. Besides, we don't know nearly enough about the circumstances surrounding K-1's initial contract to judge. And it quite nicely absolves him of any of the wussiness that is normally associated with protagonists in his position.
>>19513045Show some proof.
>>19513050We are impartial. We're not doing anything to change it, we're just tsk tsking at her.
>>19513042Well,MetaQuest OP said something like "Its going to be more like 'What do you mean the archives are out of date' rather then 'we instantly about bell's dark secret'"In some other thrend. Considering MetaQuest OP has properly said good night. I guess he/she/it has fallen asleep at the keyboard again.
>>19513063She is a goddess of the presentShe is not your waifu
>>19513076Seeing as you're bringing Waifus up, I suppose she's yours. Going to go on about how your poor Bell-chan had no choice and she's perfect and pure?I'm actually more fond of Urd, in any case.
>>19513096Best trolling 10/10
>>19513096(shifty eyes) I....I didn't like Urd and Skuld when they first showed up. My nicknames for them were."Call me for the threesome" Urd "I want to be an incestuous lesbian" Skuld
>>19513162Hahah. I always thought Urd seemed way more fun, and Skuld was that nerdy girl who's kind of annoying but still cute. Bell was always too perfect waifu for my tastes.
Why the desire to res Gaunt? We had to tiptoe around him and make him think he was working for some branch of the Inquisition. We'd never be able to pull that off now, considering the types of people and technology we have on board. And frankly, we have enough melee combatants already. Voting against wasting 10k gp of crushed diamonds on rezzing a guy we don't really need.
>>19513162(action) is also heavily frowned upon. I would suggest you to quit the habit in all forms for the duration of your stay on 4chan.
>>19513221thanks for telling me