>previous thread>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/19927608/You are Gerald DeFlynn. Heading to the southern edge of the continent for a job, your journey comes to a halt at a major bridge. Taking the opportunity to rest, it comes to your group's attention that something is amiss. Following a rougue construction zoid, it is discovered that some unkown party had planted a bomb on the bridge. Short of time, and options, Audrey bravely volunteers to disable the device, and successfully detaches it from the bridge's underside, narrowly avoiding it's detonation, and nearly falling to her death in the process.Unable to chase after the culprits, who escaped in an Ultrasaurus, you reunite with the shaken girl and continue on your way.
>>20136442You awake the next morning in the town you had stopped to rest at, just short of your destination.Some knowledgeable locals advised you to take precautions against magnetic activity, and warned you of the electrical storms that you are likely to encounter at your destination.If your are going to make any modifications to your groups zoids, you'll have to do it before you leave in the next few hours.>What do?
>>20136509Fuck yeah, Zoids Quest.The Zaber and the Red Horn ought to be fine, but the Sinkers need some level of defense against the electric storms.Go through the local mechanic and parts shops, buy the required materials and install them with Eri's help.
I'll take the oppertunity to describe the new combat system I've come up with.Stats will still function as they have, but now, each pilot stat will be represented by a dice pool.Let's look at Gerald's stats.Shelling 6CRC 2Maneuver 4Affinity 3This would give him a dicepool of 6 for shelling, 2 for close combat, 4 for maneuveing, and 3 affinity dice.What this means is that he can make up to 6 ranged attacks per round, or 2 close range attacks.Manuever dice can be set to avoid a specific enemy or attack, designated in advance, or used reflexively. It's also how you determine round order, with the one's with the highest pool acting first, and working your way down.Affinity dice can be used at any time to improve an action, and are used in making saving throws.Dice pools refresh every round, accept affinity dice, which recover one dice per round.For range weapons, one or more dice can be used per attack, for improved accuracy, and in some cases, extra power. CRC dice are used either to attack, or defend against other CRC attacks. Some weapons, like an energy shield, can be used to defend against ranged attacks.>cont
>>20136720one last new item I've added.Armor Dice. This is assigned specifically to a zoid.Their Armor dice pool will have to factors. The first is the number of dice. This is simply determined by their armor rating.The second factor is the size of the dice, which is determined by the zoid's Size. A small zoid will have their armor dice pool consist of d4 dice.A medium sized zoid will have d6 sized dice, large will have d8, and so on.When attacked, all these die are rolled. If at least one die matches or beat the weapon power of the attacking weapon, no damage is sustained. However, if no rolls are successful, an armor dice is lost, until the zoid is repaired.I will eventualy work out a more detailed system, and completely rework the zoid info images to include weapon power and special traits.For now, though, I shall leave things simple so I can focus on the story
>>20136575I'm with this guyWe missed you Zoid Mother
>>20136575>>20136866(it's nice to be missed. I apologies for the unannounced hiatus. i figured it be best to skip posting last week, because Batman)You rouse your comrades, and go over what you learned yesterday. When you bring up magnetic shielding, Rick pipes up."Already got it covered on my end, dude." he says with a smile. "I installed some shield components before I came on board."Well, that's a pleasant surprise. Sara just shrugs. "I just got mine, so I don't have any extra work done on it. How much is it gonna cost?""If we install it ourselves? Not much. We got the tools, it's just a matter of getting the material we need. I'll make a call to see what it'll take."You call Eri again, and she informs you what the required material will be. You are looking for magnite infused lead plates, and some insulated sealant. The sealant is easy enough to find, but it's over an hour before you get a hold of a merchant with the plates. They're pricy, 80 credit's a piece. Sara is kind enough to pay for them herself, since it's for her own zoid.You make your way back to the Gustav, and Eri walks you through the process.["Okay, now heat the plates with the torch, and shape them to fit around the engine turbine."] she says over the speaker. ["Once they've cooled a bit, secure them to each engine and use a hammer to mold it tightly, then secure it with a clasp and tight it further, applying the sealant around the edges."]>cont
>>20137123The procedure is surprisingly simple, and with your steady hands, and Sara and Rick's assistance, your finish work on both engines within and hour. Rick goes over the state of his engines, and with some reapplication of some sealant, she deems them satisfactory.["Just make sure your pulse guards are operational, and you should all be fine."] the mechanic assures. You thank her, and she wishes you luck before ending the transmission."What now, G-man?" Rick says. You look up at the sun. It's roughly noon right now.>What do?
>>20137181Now we do what we came here to do. We head out into the Wild Lands, explore them, catalog them a bit, make sure there isn't anything nasty hiding there.I figure we ought to bring some picnic baskets along with us, have a nice picnic as well, there ought to be some beautiful sights around.
>>20137225You get some food together, and mount up. Your destination is the outpost just north of the designated area, and from there you will plan your course of action in the investigation.Rick seems in good spirits. Sara's grumbling to herself. Audrey remains fairly quiet.>Talk(who?)>Keep quiet till destination is reached.
>>20137337Let Sara grumble for now, I think Rick's infectious joy will smack her out of her funk.Talk to Audrey. Tell her that everything ought to be fine, that we're going to have an amazing picnic overlooking some beautiful untamed wilderness. The Wild Lands aren't anything to be afraid of, once you get used to them they're actually rather nice.
>>20137389You switch on a direct channel."Audrey?"["Yes?"] the girl answers."How you feelin'?"["Better."] she admits. ["I had some nightmares, but Sara helped me get back to sleep."]You smile a bit. "Where we're going can be treacherous, but it can have its charms. Something about untamed wilderness just makes your spirits soar. And you never know, you might find something amazing hidden out there."Audrey laughs. ["You're always so enthusiastic, Gerald."]After some brief smalltalk, you make out the outpost in the distance, and hurry towards it as best your Gustav can.The man at the desk goes over your identification and job missive. "Going out sand skimming, eh?" he says in a disinterested tone. "Might want to leave your Gustav, if you stumble on a pitfall you might get trapped."He gives some forms on his screen some input, and sends you on your way.You are currently close to the Northeastern corner of the exploration zone. How would you like to proceed?>Plan your route and composition
Oh my god it's back, ohmigawd ohmigawd~ Can't believe I missed the last thread, good to have you back ZM!
>>20137727glad to see you around, Gild.can i get your thoughts on here?>>20136720>>20136822
>>20137714He has a good point about the Gustav, leave it somewhere safe and secure for now. Then head out, Us in the lead as we're the best with Electric storms and we know this type of area the best, Audrey behind us and the Sinkers scouting up ahead and to the sides, but not too far away.
>>20137780Bit busy with a RL game atm, but I just read those over and it seems like a nice improvement over the old system! I personally love dice pools, so I'm very much in favor of this change.
>>20137714I expect it will be slow for a while until more people notice the thread/finish catching up.Anyway, as long as the sinker is working without problems let Rick take the lead with the Zaber and Redhorn a bit back but close enough to provide assistance if it's needed. I don't think Audrey will want to get to far from us and we are the slowest of the group.
>>20137714Anything interesting out there?If not, go around clockwise, then head to the middle.
>>20137798>>20137833You park the Gustav next to the outpost where it won't get in their way, and mount up in the Red Horn. After one last system check, you head south to the corner of the wild lands.["How you want to do this, DeFlynn?"] Sara says. ["Circle around while go toward the center?"]["Like mowing a lawn?"] Rick adds.["Shut up, Seeker."]["Um, I think it would be better to go in a U shape and go back around the inside. We'll be outside the zone that way after we're finished, instead of the middle.']["What's your call, G-man."]>Circle>U route>others(red dot is current location
>>20138127Mow the lawn.
>>20138127I like the Circle route, it means we'll have the best idea of what's toward the center, which is likely the most dangerous part, before we get there.
>>20138190This. Let's get everything covered.
>>20138190>>20138216>>20138277"I appreciate your suggestion, Audrey." you say in a gentlemanly tone. "Normally you'd be right, going that way would be more efficient. But this is the wild lands. We don't know anything about this area. Rather than rushing to finish, let's take things slow so that everyone stays safe."Audrey seems to understand, and agrees with your decision. Everyone heads south, to make the first rotation. The area is 120 square miles, and while it wouldn't normally take long to cross, your task is searching the entire area, something your expecting to take till nightfall, with the best of circumstances.Your about 5 miles down when you get a transmission.["This is Watcher 4, please respond."] A woman says over the radio."This is Gerald DeFlynn, Watcher 4. We are on an expeditionary assignment in the territory."["Copy that. Be advised, a large concentration of electric activity is being detected far east of here. Proceed with caution."]You catch sight of a tall zoid in the distace, likely piloted by whom is speaking. You thank her and proceed on southward, whilst updating the map on your display.>Proceed as normal>Spread out your search formation.
>>20138449Spread out somewhat, keep in constant radio contact, if the electrical interference starts to futz with communication then come closer together.
>>20138475seconding with the addition of check-ins every 10 minutes and recording positions so if someone gets cut off we can quickly keep track of them.
rolled 5, 1 = 6>>20138475>>20138537You have Rick and Sarah take a winged formation while you move towards the east by about a mile. You advise caution and regular communications, and to reform on you if anything happens.They make use of the Sinkers' speed to thoroughly check the area, while you steadily advance ahead, radar at the ready. So far no interference with any electronics.
rolled 4, 1, 5, 10, 1, 2, 2, 4 = 29>>20138597["Hey, I got something."] Rick informs you."What?"["An underground water source. I'll put it on the map."]["Nice!"] Sara says with enthusiasm. ["We get a 200 cred commission for every water source we find."]"What, really?">pending
>>20138649(this is not my most well thought out installment)You continue down southward. You find one more water source. Sara locates an area with accelerated plant growth. "Any sign of people?"["Nah. It's not very big. A few acres worth."]"Alright, keep moving. We haven't had any problems so far, so let keep it that-"["AAAHH!"]You snap to attention."Audrey! What happened?" There's a brief silence before you get a responce. ["I-I'm okay."] she says shakily. ["I fell through a hole."]A pitfall. Sand coverred crags that give way when weight is set on it. They often prove fatal for anyone in a small vehicle."Can you get out on your own?"["I think so. There's...a cavern down here. Enough to walk through."]>What do?
>>20138788Have rick follow her down and stay with her while they explore. We should stop moving and wait near the hole.
>>20138788By walk through do you mean for you to walk through or the Zaber to walk through?
rolled 2, 10 = 12>>20138859(I did in fact mean the Zaber, my bad)>>20138924You have Rick head over to where Audrey fell through while you and Sara fall back some. Rick is able to squeeze through and they both steadily advance through the cavern.["Think anything's down there?"] Sara says."Maybe.">cont
rolled 5, 7 = 12>>20139002["Dude."] Rick states flatly.["Wow..."] Audrey accents."What, what did you find, guys?"["G-man, we hit the gold mine. Literally! There's freaking gold down here!"]Huh."Can you get a sample out?"["I can get some with the Zaber Fangs mouth."] Audrey answers.["Ooh! Bring me some too!"]"Sarah!"["What?"] she says defensively. ["They won't notice."]>What do?
>>20139101Gold, as in the yellow shiny stuff that people pay for.Don't take too much, not enough that they'd notice but we can consider this a nice little bonus for telling them about it.
>>20139101Grab some for confirmation of gold.
>>20139124"Okay, we'll mark it on the map, and bring them a sample. A big one. Most of which we-*ahem-lost."You hear a few laughs and chuckles of approval. You wait for them to link up with you, and stow the sample, divided evenly amongst you.You make your way to the edge of the designated area, and head east. You proceed with little trouble, finding another water source and a larger patch of vegetation.You think you'll reach the next edge smoothly, when Sara get's you attention.["DeFlynn."] she says with a hint of urgency. ["Get over here."]Not wasting time with questions, you hurry over to where she is. You find her Sinker hovering in place. Some distance ahead, you see something on the ground.["Take a look at that."] Sara urges, and you focus on the object in question. The familiar shape is quickly recognizable to you, a Helcat.It's dead. Turned pail gray, it's frame corroded. What's more, from what you can tell, it hasn't been here for long.>What do?
>>20139494What type of weapons damage does it look like it took? Does it look like it died here or was injured elsewhere and dragged itself here? Does it look like a wild zoid or one that was piloted? Is it normal for dead zoids to turn grey like that?
>>20139494Have Rick and Sara scout around for whatever killed it.
>>20139557When a zoid dies, it's because its core has ceased functioning. The deprivation of energy causes a chain reaction that causes its body to rapidly corrode. Upon closer inspection, you find no marks that suggest firearms brought it down. Instead you find nicks and gashes across its body. You circle around to find a gruesome sight. The zoid's underside seems to have been torn open, its core ripped out from the inside. You've never seen anything like.["DeFlynn!"] Sara barks, snapping you out of your trance. ["Look. The eject-able cockpit isn't here. Whoever was piloting this is still out here somewhere."]You look, and the cockpit is indeed not there. Furthermore, you notice tracks in the sand, leading away, further into the center.>Follow the tracks>Continue your current course>Others
>>20139701the pilot might be in trouble.>Follow the tracks.
>>20139701Take a path parallel to the tracks in case something is lying in wait in that direction. We go carefully, Audrey scouting out ahead the the sinkers scouting out to the sides.
damn i was just about to go to sleep when i spot Zoids Quest....MOLGA STRONG
>>20139736>>20139743You regroup, and outlay your plan in following the tracks, the Sinkers scouting the outlying area, while Audrey follows parallel. You follow directly after the tracks as best you can in the Red Horn."I don't know what did this," you say gravely, "but if you find something, do NOT engage. We take it together.">>"It's still chasing us!"The Helcat hopped around the dunes, as something unknown sleek form pursued it."Why isn't the cloak working? It didn't even pause!""What the hell did you do to it?""Why are you blaming me?!""Because everything's always your fault!"A roar from behind caused the two in the Helcat to scream in terror."Just shoot it already!""I'm trying! It keeps hopping out of the way.""Just keep firing, I'll look for a cave or something.">>You proceed after the tracks, the Sinkers ahead of you not finding anything. Audrey hasn't spotted anything yet. You keep thinking back to that wreck. What would tear a core out like that? And why?["Gerald! I found another set of tracks."] Audrey informs you. ["The ones were following cross it. Whatever made them was probably trying to cut off the new one."]Great.>Follow new tracks>Keep following these tracks
>>20140059Keep following these tracksOne set of tracks at a time.
So, just got to the part last thread where SUDDENLY, ULTRASAURUS. I hope to high heaven we give that sonuva what-for!
>>20140059>Keep following those tracks.
>>20140108"Let's keep on track, we might end up going in the wrong direction all together."["Ok."]["Found the cockpit."] Rick announces. ["It's empty. Whatever foot prints were here, they're covered up now."]'Circle around a bit, then come back. If you find some one pick them up."["I think I hear gunfire."] Sara says after some minutes."Which direction?"["Northwest from your position."]"Audrey, keep following the tracks just in case, I'll head directly to the source."["Alright."]You break away and move full speed. You notice your HUB blinking and glitching."Shit!" you swear under your breath. "Why now of all times?" Magnetic interference. You make sure your pulse guard is on as you continue.Rick joins up with you momentarily, pulling just ahead of you for a better look.["I see them, another Helcat!"] he declares. ["And...what in the name of...?"]You head over the dune to see what has him tounge tied."...Zeezus.">Wild Zoid>What do?
>>20140393Open comms with the Helcat, ask if he could use a hand. Get to a good high firing position and prepare to blow the living hell out of the Wild Zoid.
>>20140457"Helcat," you begin, "do you need-"[HEEEEEELLLPP!"] You wince from the scream. That answers that question. You tell the others to hurry to where your at and have Rick go to set up a flank. You take aim with your weapons.>You have six Shelling dice. Roll one d10 for each shot you take with each weapon, declaring what you're aiming for. You can spend one dice to alpha strike all your weapons in one attack, for up to 3 possible attacks.>What do?
>>20140633How many shots can we take with each weapon? What are we trying to beat with each shot to hit?How exactly does Alpha Strike work? Spend one die and attack with all of our weapons with another die and we can do this 3 times. So if we Alpha Striked 3 times we'd fire 3 times with all of our weapons and roll 3d10?
rolled 8 = 8>>20140633Um... Point the dakka at the legs. (I won't be more specific because I'm not sure what we have for dakka.)We must incapacitate and claim this liger zero as our own.
>>20140752Yes, 3 alpha strikes cost three die, and you roll 3 d10'sYour large guns will fire one shot normally. the smaller point defense guns have sustained fire per die. Sorry, I didn't have the proper material prepared this time.As for what you are trying to beat, you want to beat the enemy's evasion score.Which is quite high in this case.
>>20140822Your Red Horns guns are listed in the image here>>20136822
>>20140633And I'm all caught up nd had a wonderful time with my RL group. Time to get back inta ZQ!>>20140835Now, is this a case of us being better off trying to get as many shots possible, since more dice=more chances to equal or beat enemy evasion, or do we want to try to try and put our dice together for a bigger die that would have a higher chance of getting a bigger number? Sorry if I'm unsure how exactly this works.
>>20140633Take one shot at the torso with the Linear Cannon, then sweep the legs with our smaller guns, card says we have 5, not counting the AA gun, so that should use all our dice pool. Save alpha strikes for when the thing charges us.
rolled 5, 3 = 8>>20140862So I assume that gives three shots with the linear cannons?Then fire that at the legs three times.
>>20140835Okay, given that he has a high evasion I think Volume of Fire is the thing to go for. We don't need to do that muchTriple Linear Cannon, to the Legs.The Two Linear Laser guns to the legs.The two Beam guns to the legs.The High Pressure Autocannon to the legs.That's six.Could we use an affinity die to take another shot with the Linear Cannon or fire it again instead of something else?
rolled 9, 5, 7, 7, 10 = 38RED horn A strike fire !
>>20140878Alpha strikes are an all or nothing attack. If it hits, all the guns hit. If it misses, everything misses. You can do a lot of damage, but it's also a greater risk of missing
rolled 3, 6, 3, 4, 4, 2 = 22>>20140939Aha! So in this case, I think we'd be better off splitting out fire by spending all 6d6 on our linear cannon, as it's our most powerful and longest ranged weapon, aiming at the legs.
rolled 9, 10, 9, 9, 7, 10 = 54>>20140981Er, let's try that again with d10s instead of d6s, like an idiot...
rolled 1, 6, 6, 5 = 18>>20140920You would only roll three dice in this case, as an alpha strike requires you to pay one dice to activate>>20140908>>20140914>>20140981Your sort of confused as to what you should do, but somewhere along your train of thought, you fired. Fired everything.Nearly all your shots find their mark. The wild lion type zoid is knocked off its feat, and tumbles away on top of the sand.["Oh thank the mother!"] the people you rescued decree as they head in your direction.["That thing was trying to eat us."]"Not you, your zoids core. It's how wild carnivorous zoids sustain and grow. They prey on the wild herbivore types, or in this case, you schmucks."["Yeah, well i think it's eaten its share. It already got my Helcat."]"I saw, get yourself to the outpost, me and my friends will deal with this."They don't need to be told twice, and quickly beat feet.>continued
rolled 14 = 14>>20141109I want to take it alive
>>20141109You turn your attention to the downed zoid, which is pulling itself off the ground. Its legs are noticeably damaged, but still look functional.(The armor dice rolled matched weapon power twice, but the sustained fired overruled this, and cost its legs 2 armor dice. If a zoid's legs loose all armor dice, they are automatically imobilized)['Gerald!"] you hear Audrey as she comes into view on the opposite side of your quarry.["Oh. My. God."] Sara says estaticly. ["Do you have any idea how much this thing is worth?!"]"Focus, Sarah, you saw what it did to that Helcat.">What do?
rolled 2, 9, 10, 7, 5, 3 = 36>>20141220Continue firing at the legs. Also yay, my roll did a good!
rolled 10, 9, 1, 7 = 27>>20141273Thank you for rolling a ten, Gildoler, this gives me an oppertunity to go over the new critical hit rule.A ten is a critical on Shelling attacks. It increase weapon power by one(unless a special rule applies), and hits the specific target without fail.Unless...The target has Evasion dice left, and uses it to evade the critical. This cannot be done if the attack was a surprise attack. However, if the enemy is aware, they can use a die to attempt to evade your attack. They simply have to beat your Shelling score (6) for every attack you succesfully make.You have 3 successes, but he's gonna to use all 4 of his dice from his Manuever pool for good measure.Let's see what happens!
rolled 7, 7, 9, 10, 1 = 34>>20141220I got this shoot the leg
rolled 7, 1, 7, 2, 6, 10, 10, 1, 6, 9 = 59>>20141427Three successes against three successes, the wild zoid avoids your attack. But he's used up all his dice for this round.And while you were shooting, he's decided to head strait for you. He's poised to attack. Your allies are going to cover you, but you need to avoid this attack or else you will likely take damage.You can React, and use either you Manuever pool to evade, or your CRC pool to guard, or even counter attack.>What do?Maneuver-4 dieCRC-2 die
rolled 3, 9, 1, 9, 1, 4, 10, 4, 7, 9 = 57>>20141521oh, and you have 3 Affinity die you can use for either Evading or CRC. these only refresh one at a time, though
>>20141521quick question, you might have gone over this already, but when does the dice pool refresh?
rolled 5, 2, 3, 2 = 12>>20141521Evade!
rolled 2, 3, 6, 3, 6, 6, 1, 5, 4, 6 = 42>>20141585When every participant in battle has taken an action. Sara will be the last to go in this round.>>20141610Despite your best effort, you cannot evade. This thing is especially adapt at CRC.It strikes you with its claw, jarring you in your seat. Rick comes up from behind and brackets it with Beam fire to its backside. Audrey lands a solid hit with her Beam cannon. Sara tries to strafe, but is unable to hit the agile zoid.>The round is over, all dice pools are now refreshed.The lion type is trying to escape! Only Rick and Sara will be able to keep up with its speed once it gets out of range.>What do?
rolled 5, 1, 6, 2, 10, 9 = 33>>20141777Same thing as before with all the dakka on its legs.
rolled 8, 6, 10 = 24>>20141777Alpha strike, Legs, 3 times, we need to blow up it's legs right here and now and I don't think we'll be able to do that with just normal hits.
rolled 5, 10, 6, 1, 9, 2, 6, 7, 4, 1, 6, 8, 10, 1, 4 = 80>>20141809>>20141831Your armor, thankfully, was not damaged, while its body are was significantly damaged. But never mind that, you fire everything you got."Go for the legs!" You order as you yourself open fire.Rick opens up with his Pirahna rockets, while Audrey and Sarah attack with their respective beams>cont
>>20141900The lion leaps to evade your onslaught, and while it evade most of your alpha strike, in the end, your weapons find their mark, along with everyone else'.The lion tumbles and falls, and roars in pain, and then goes still.["Yes!"] Sara shouts with glee. ["We go it! We're gonna be rich!"]"Assuming we can get it out of here." you comment.>What do?
>>20141986Don't kill it but even though it's only immobilized we should make sure it won't hit back before we drag it somewhere.I think we should hail the Helcats, say hi to them and then drag the Wild Zoid out of here before we do anything else. We can cover some ground as we go so it won't take that much time out of our busy day.
>>20141986Rather than sell it and be rich, I want to see if one of the people in the team can tame it.
rolled 8, 6, 8, 8, 8 = 38>>20141986send Rick and Audry to get the transport
>>20142070>>20142105You attempt to hail the people you rescued, however your comm gets nothing but static."We're in some kind of magnetic field, we should head out before it get's stronger."["How are we gonna take this thing with us?"] Rick ponders aloud. You rub your chin. That's a good question. You could try dragging it out with you, or send some of the others to get the Gustav and bring it here. Or you could do something crazy like come back for it later.>Drag it>Fetch the Gustav>others
>>20142105So much this. We can compensate Sarah if need be.Also FUCK YEAH Zoids quest!
>>20142265Have someone go back for the gustav whilst we drag it as far as possible. No way we are leaving it out in the open
>>20142265Drag it as we head northward to where we stashed the Gustav. We could have Rick head to the Gustav in the meanwhile and meet us part way. We have to explore the stuff between here and where we started anyways.
>>20142265Rick/Sara fetch Gustav for retrieval.
>>20142265we should follow our trail back the way we came, if we're going to drag it. We don't know what's in those other areas, and we should know better than to take those kind of risks, especially while trying to drag a very valuable zoid to our transport.
>>20142325You have Rick and Sara head back to the outpost, while you attempt to drag it along some. You aren't feeling quite brave enough to secure any lines to it, so you are content to simply scoot it along with your horn acting as a hook. It growls at you as you do, making you nervous.Audrey alternates between helping you drag it along and making a sweep of the area. Hours go by, and what feels like forever, you finally reach the patch of vegetation you all agreed to meet at. The magnetic interference has ceased, giving you a small sense of relief.The others haven't arrived yet, likely do to the Gustav's sluggish speed. That's fine, though, he could do with a break.>Nap>Stretch your legs>others
>>20142592Stretch our legs, never venture far from the Zoids, set up the picnic for the return of Rick and Sara but don't eat before they get here, it'd be rude.
>>20142624This, have the AZ rifle out as well, just in case.
rolled 4, 3, 10, 5, 3 = 25>>20141986lets get in to the cockpit of the zoid we just took down
>>20142653Yeah, lets not get near the distressed, aggressive zoid we just shot down until we're closer to a medical facility. You know, what with being quite squishy without being in our own zoid.
>>20142726Seconding I'd rather not have the quest end with being swatted by a liger (also why would we have anything to do with a liger this kind of stuff is for audrey)
>>20142653I dont think you fully understand what a wild zoid is sir>>20142624>>20142637You take your trusty AZ rifle, which oddly enough you can't remember the last time you fired, so it may not be that trusty. Exiting the Red Horn, you stretch your body and walk around. You take the time to examine the armor of your zoid. There's a cosmetic scratch on the flank, but essentially remains undamaged.You entertain setting up for a meal, but decide it would be a bit unnerving to sit down and eat out here, especially when you'll want to leave as soon as possible.You hear a roar, and you look at the source. The zoid you brought with you is acting especially agitated. You then see why. Audrey is approaching the zoid's head. On foot.'Audrey, no! Get back!" you shout in a panic, running over to her. The lion twitches erratically, continuing to roar."Audrey!"The girl holds out her hand and touches the metallic animal."Shh." she cues, and the beast slowly settles down."That's a good boy." she says sweetly. "I'm sorry we hurt you. We couldn't let you hurt those people. You'll get better."You stand slack jawed, ad the lion does what you believe is the closest thing to purring, as Audrey continues to brush her hand across it.
taking a break here for the night, back tomorrow
>>20142838Audrey has tamed the beast. Now Eri needs to heal it.
>>20142838Well, it looks like Audrey has a new ride. We get it back, Audrey puts a cockpit in and bolts a giant pile of guns on top and we've got one hell of a Zoid.
>>2014297 Audrey's strength has always been in her agility and CQC, so giant pile of guns would not be the way to go. But something for medium range/anti-air would be nice.
Glad to see you back ZM
>>20143348Liger Zero is perfect for CQC.
one quick bump before work. back this afternoon
Well, that went about as well as it could have gone! Got ourselves a Liger Zero! Though since ZM never clarified, it could even be a King Liger. Now THAT would be a catch! I'd say we'll definitely have to compensate Sara for it though if we let Audrey pilot it. Perhaps giving her the Zaber in exchange for not being upset? That zoid's gotta be worth at least 50K.
No idea if it's needed but bump.
I wonder, hey, ZM, what is Audrey's affinity score again?
>>20142838Tamed Liger? Fuck the Money, we can make more then enough as is. This is ours! (I mean Audreys, but we get to work on it.)
rolled 57 = 57so this wild zoid was eating zoid cores to get stronger ?Could our Molga eat enough to become a beautiful butterfly?
>>20150367Sadly, I don't think our Molga has a mouth.
>>20150367That would be interesting...
>I'M BACKYou eventually recover from your awe struck state, and move over to Audrey's side. You gradually ease her away from the Liger."You're getting awful reckless lately." you comment.She smiles. "I wasn't in any danger.""How do you figure?""Just a feeling." she explains.>Audrey unlocks the trait Attunement: >Plus one to Affinity checks. Regain one extra Affinity die per roundSoon after. Rick and Sara return with the Gustav. You carefully load the zoid onto the tow trailer.>What do?
>>20152198Hrm..... Someone needs to look after the gustav and the liger. It's too slow to really take with us to help with the sweep; I'd suggest Rick and Audry or Rick and Sara head back to the outpost with it, keeping an eye on it for the rest of the day while us and whoever remains keeps up the sweep.Also, any chance we can get confirmation on what type of Zoid it is?
>>20152286Its a wild zoid, quite literally pick related>>20141220It doesn't have a cockpit or anything, it is a naturally occurring life form on planet z.Because so much of the magnite which cores form from have been mined so heavily for the long war, wild zoids are extremely rare presently.See here for more detailshttp://zoids.wikia.com/wiki/Wild_Zoids
>>20152442I see. Fascinating. So the wild zoid's potential is completely unknown! Ahuhahaha! Also, you're reading this in my voice!
>>20152497(damn right i did)Sara was the one who drove the Gustav, and will drive it back with your charge in tow. Rick ends up tagging along with her, and you and Audry are left to finish the chartering.>How do you proceed?
>>20152680I vote continuing east around the bottom, then north for a tiny bit, then west and then north, clearing everything but the sector with the interference. Pic related.
>>20152442So Zeke, but bigger.
>>20153061You double back, and with a zigzagging pattern, chart most of the south eastern area. It's slow going with just the two of you, but you avoid any mishaps. You find more water sources and a small canyon, which you don't have the equipment to properly explore, and simply note it on the map.As you circle back around to the western sector, a flash in the corner of your eye catches your attention. You glance north and see in the distance several flashes of lightning."It's closer than i thought." you muse.["Gerald, maybe we should head back now."] Audrey says, concerned. ["That storm seems to be moving in our direction."]You ponder for a moment. It i starting to get late, the sun set on the horizon. You haven't even charted half the territory yet. You could head back and try to finish things up tomorrow, or try to explore further.>What do?
>>20153385Play it safe. Half our group is already back at the base.
>>20153385Head back to go to sleep. We have had quite a bit of excitement for today, but keep a guard up. We may be close to the outpost but we don't want anything to take the liger.
>>20153451>>20153460>>20153473You make the decision to head back to the outpost. You hug the area you've already charted, trying to avoid the approaching storm.It's getting dark by the time you exit the territory. As you make your way to the out post, you receive a communication.["Welcome back, Mr. DeFlynn."] a familiar voice greets. ["Run into any trouble out there?"]"This and that, mam. Nothing we couldn't handle." You see the zoid the watch woman is piloting, and get a better look at it this time. An old Zatton. Though not really that tall by modern standards, it still provided the pilot with a good view. Its neck also appears to have been modified, giving it a couple of meters extra height, by your estimate.["Your friends passed by earlier, they should be waiting for you at the base. I'm heading in myself."]You eventually reach the outpost and stow your Zoids. Dismounting, you stretch and locate the mess hall, where you see Sara and Rick. Audrey follows after you.Who would you like to talk with?>Audrey>Sara>Rick>Sandwich>others
>>20153868I think we could have interesting conversations with the sandwich.If the sandwich doesn't reply, talk to Audrey about the Liger.
>>20153920This so much.
>>20153920Or we could combine the two options.Meaning we either find a way to make Audrey a sandwich and talk to her or we talk to Audrey while allowing our trusty stomach to talk with the sandwich.
>>20153920You have a brief chat with a sandwich in the omnom language, but quickly loose interest when you have finished devouring its face. You then move to where Audrey's sitting."Hey.""Hello." she responds, picking at her food."So the zoid we caught. You interested in it?"She sighs quietly. "I don't know. I sort of feel sorry for it." she states in a melancholy tone."Why's that?""Well, its been out the for however long, trying to survive. Then we come in to its home and shoot his legs out, before dragging him off. I don't know what modifications would be needed to make it pilot-able, but I don't want to hurt it any more."You smile to yourself. She's as big-hearted as always. You pat her on the shoulder reassuringly."We'll be as gentle with it as we can, I promise."She returns the smile, and you both continue eating your meal. There's some time remaining after you finish, so you can do something else before bed.>What do?
>>20154279"The next group of people to come through here might not have treated it as well as we will."
>>20154398Could also keep as the largest pet ever seen.No one will mess with Audrey if she has a wild zoid guarding her.
>>20154398First, this \/>>20154279Then contact HB, See what we need to fix it up, and begin making the required purchases.After that, contact dad about modifications and alternative armor configurations for Ligers, particularly zeros who are semi-sentient. we want this thing semi-aware at the end of refurb.
>>20154279Let's.... hmm... Let's talk to Sara, see what kind of reparations she wants in exchange for not selling the wild zoid.
>>20154485>>20154495You find Sara outside the mess hall, sipping a can of what you suspect is beer."Sup, DeFlynn.""Yo. Sara, about that wild zoid...""Pretty good find, right!" she says with a ear wide grin. "An undocumented Wild species. I can see the Mil. techs drooling already. I bet we could get half a million for it, easy."You sigh before continuing. "I don't think we're going to sell it."She stares at you intently."What?"You rub you head sheepishly. "Well, it's kind of a waste just to hand it off. And they'd probably do some nasty experiments on it, so I figured...""Are you fucking kidding-" she says angrily, before putting her hand on her forehead. "This is so typical. Do you ever consider other peoples opinions before you make a decision?""I'll pay you." you say, trying to defuse the situation. "However much your share would have been."She eyes you angrily before letting out an exasperated sigh. "You can keep your chump change. But damn it, DeFlynn, you owe me! Completely overrides all the favors you had before."She walks away in a huff. That went about as well as you had expected.You attempt to find a phone to call base, but the storm is interfering with long distance communications. You decide to leave it for later, and head to bed.
>>20155002"Wait, Sara! Come on, it's not like I just up and decided this without asking! That was just my and Audrey's idea for what to do with it. You helped capture it, you get a say in what we do with it. So come on, give me some reasons why we should sell it. Play devil's advocate here."
>>20155002Your awoken the next day by a loud noise outside. You get up and look out the window. What you see is a large, red object in the sky, slowly descending. It's a Whale King.You quickly head outside and watch it touch down. You've never seen the massive transport in person before. From what you can tell, it's from the military. As the dust the landing blew up begins to settle, it's massive jaws open, and 2 pairs of Raptor zoids dismount, as well as personnel on regular vehicles.>What do?
>>20155160Head out to greet them of course. Get Audrey, Rick and Sara awake and into their zoids before we do so however; need to have some backup ready if things turn out to be... unfavorable.
>>20155189You attempt to rouse everyone, and while they all manage to make it outside, the Whale King had landed half a mile away, and the troops have arrived before you can even reach your zoids.The man you had seen at the desk greets the personnel in a jeep, his originally sloppy demeanor erased as he salutes smartly. A man dismounts from the vehicle and addresses him.'Is the reported item there?" he says in a authoritative manner."Sir!" the base commander answers. "It is ready for transport at any time.""Very good. We should act quickly, the wild ones have notoriously effective self recovery abilities."The man gets back in the jeep, and says something into a speaker. The next moment, the Raptors make their way over to the open roof bay your zoids are at."What are they doing?" Rick says nervously.Sara growls angrily. "They're taking the zoid we caught!">What do?
>>20155394Have Audrey run to the wild zoid. Tell her try and free it.Rest get to zoids to defend it.
>>20155394We're definitely not letting them take our Zoid. >Have Audrey run to the wild zoid. Tell her try and free it. Rest get to zoids to defend it.This works well, have ourselves go up and see what we can do to stall/maneuver and drop as many names and favors and strings as we can. Like damn they're gonna take our loot.
>>20155422Your group tries to make a break for it, but machine gun fire cuts off your path. You eye the base commander, as well as the man who appears to be in charge. The commander is sweating nervously, while the other man seems indifferent."Who are these people?" the man says flatly."S-sir, they're a contractors from the Commission. They brought the wild one in.""Is that right?" he says in mock impression. "Then you young people are to be congratulated. You of course will be rewarded for your effort in capturing the asset.""What are you playing at?" you say, unable to hide the bite in your words. "You can't just take him from us.""Oh, but I can." he says, reaching into his coat. He pulls out an embellished seal and holds it up for you to see. "This gives me full authority to act an government owned property, by the power of the Emperor himself. That item was found on government owned land, untamed as it may have been, which by extension, makes it government property. I can do as I please.""No!" Audrey cries, running off. The soldiers raises their guns again."STOP." the leader waves off. "It's just a child, leave her.">What do?
>>20155729Where did Audrey run to?
>>20155729Do we have any favors or imperial pull we can use on this? Do we know any imperial law we can use to bullshit our way out of this? Are any of us at our zoids? Can anyone get a message of to the republic or Mom?
>>20155790To where the liger is.>>20155858Your a citizen of the Empire, and so are your parents. You don't have any pull in the military, and while your dad may have a few friends, its nothing that could touch this guy.
>>20155729If he can claim to do that, he could claim our zoids because they're on Imperial land. How do you claim ownership to a Zoid? Is it based on responding to a pilot? How about mercenary salvage rights? I have a feeling he's overstepping his bounds for this.
>>20155946I bet the Liger's going to give them hell.
>>20155956You have proof of owner ship and registration. the liger is being treated as a natural resource, since it is a true wild zoid that likely formed on their land.
>>20156025So in other words it's either give them the liger or get shot? That's kind of narrow.
>>20156074Could wait till they're distracted and then be the ones to do the shooting.But I can't really think of anything that won't end with someone dead.
I'm guessing defecting to the Republic is out of the question?
>>20156118Any options for orbital strike on Whale King, or any other Deus ex Machina?
>>20156025Can he provide proof of ownership of the land and the zoid, as well as registration for the zoid? He is currently attempting to steal battle salvage that is being piloted by one of our crew.
"Audrey, do you really want to save and keep that Liger? Answer me seriously now, this isn't something that can just be decided on a whim. He or she, is yours and I don't take kindly to people hurting friends."
>>20156240I can see it now, Audrey comes out of the hanger riding the Liger yelling, "I won't let you take my friend!"
I'm calling for a vote here guys, like a serious one, I don't mind Gerald becoming a "bandit" now, and I'm sure ZM has an arc in mind if we resist, and so far they've only got two raptors out, something we can easily handle. It's for the right reasons, and nobody likes an oppressive empire that takes what it wants from it's rightful owners.
You can't decide on any action, so you head over to where Audrey's gone to for now. You think you hear the commander warning you no interfere, but you ignore it for now. Over at the zoid bay, you spot Audrey shouting as the Raptors secure the trailer the liger is on."Stop! Don't take him away!" she yells with tear filled eyes. You catch up to her, and she looks at you with a pained expression. "Gerald, why are they taking him? It's not fair!"You hug her, and watch the troops cart away the zoid, as it roars in protest. You were too short sighted. You only thought about taking it for yourself. You never considered the consequences of taking it out of its territory."We'll figure something out." you say in an attempt to comfort her. Challenging them directly is suicide, but there might be an alternative.>Ideas
>>20156312redact this, I just realized that she didn't stop running>>20156328I'm actually hoping this happens, and while they run off to catch her, we interfere. Granted in the shielding of the storm.
>>20156370How are we going to get to our zoids without being shot full of holes though?Audrey's they only one they're letting go anywhere.
>>20156409Is there any loop hole or law about if a zoid already recognizes somebody as it's owner that they cannot take it? Like a business/international one?
>>20156240unfortunately the job did not allow you to claim salvage rights. you have no more claim to it than the gold you palmed.>>20156370Sadly I am not that clever or prepared
>>20156456see>>20156447If not that, we need legal advice, like serious legal advice, I suggest calling up mom, dad, Sara's dad, and a few others immediately
>>20156409You have to give us ideas here, man. Unless you expect us to read your mind through the internet, we have no idea what we can do or use without either letting them get away with the Liger or getting shot through full of holes. I mean, unless we can suddenly control magnetic storms and start one up right on top of the Whale King, we need an idea of the world and what we can and cannot do and use for this situation.
>>20156575Magically summon mother and army of Molgas, all modding just like our molga.
>>20156456>>20156575Yeah, the only thing I can come up with is legality issues and law loopholes that we don't know as people playing this game where as our character might. Even then, we COULD hope for the Whale King not be able to take off, and the liger break out. UNLESSOOOOOOOoooOOOo, how about this, we need to talk to the Commander, see if he can, give us the liger, for exclusive knowledge of the gold mine.
>>20156534I'm afraid not. and honestly i've kind of written myself in a corner here.It may be best to stop here for the week and outline this scenario better. sorry if this puts anyone off
>>20156622bribery isn't a bad idea, if the guy bites it. and doesn't screw you over anyway.again, I'll get something better put together for next week, so i don't derail my own thread again
>>20156640see ya next week then, what time and day?
>>20156640no!!!!!take my suggestion in >>20156622This guys seems to be more into the lucrative side of things, if he has the exclusive knowledge of the gold mine he will probably retire and set up his own mining company or something.
>>20156680probably tuesday night, or wendsday if there are a lot of quests on
>>20156694sorry, man, im running out of momentum, but I will bring your suggestion in to the next thread
>>20156734ooookay, in other news, I just figured out that I myself am really attached to Audrey, like, I could care less about the liger, I just don't want Audrey to be sad
>>20155729Fuck. This is why I had hoped Rick and Sara could have headed straight for their zoids after waking up. Cest la vie.>>20156734Good to hear. Have a good night man, I can't wait for Tuesday! Just please don't disappear again.
>>20156763Audrey is little sister tier. No one wants to make the little sister sad.
well fuck it looks like shenanigans are incoming you know who we should ask in the next thread. team raptor also Tom has some high end Republic connections and is sweet for Audry we NEED to Call him he ma just facilitate our defection if it comes to that.