>Previous Threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Psion%20QuestYour name is Anna Mobius. Your screenname is MissMobius, and some few, few people call you Spider. You prefer to go by Anna, though.You're also horrible person. A hypocrite. You betrayed her trust. You've ruined everything. It's all your fault.Heather just stormed from your room not twenty minutes ago, and you've been... useless, since, sitting on your bed.Mortified at what you've done.With your wildly uncontrollable TK, you push yourself to your feet. You've got to do... to do something. Anything.> To the Wyvern! There's somewhere you can go to blow off steam and think.> Call Dad. He doesn't know much about this sort of thing, but he always... tries.> Call Doc. You're not sure why you're even putting this on your list of choices- you hate the way she treats you as an experiment, but she might know more than dad would.> Find Heather. You have to... have to... do something.> Other?> Cry.
Oh, that was unexpected.Neat.
>[x] Other: Call Counselor, they're supposed to be there to counsel, right?
[X] Call Dad[X] Try not to cry[X] Cry a lot
>>24473755this also a check up make sure we didn't get space AIDS from the older mercenary
>>24473755call the nice doctor lady who treats Heather every time she mushes her brain (i'm bad with names.)
>>24473742call dadcryto the wyvern to blow shit up
>>24473742Find Jilly, she might have some idea of what the fuck. And they're friends, right? I'd imagine Anna would have an easier time talking with her than a counselor, more results than daddy dearest, and Jilly's not in the Heatherbowl as well.
>>24473755this sounds good.>>24473770like our dad knows what to do, he's an Ai
>>24473742Huh, interesting way of handling things, probably the best way too.>>24473755Seconding.
>>24473755This seems good. Then our Dad.
>>24473827Yeah, I totally didn't see this coming, but it makes a lot of sense. Probably the best move Exa could have made.
>>24473742Talk to a counselor, we need a third party for advice.
>>24473742Ineffective twist or authorial masterstroke? Let's hope for the best! It certainly solves the big problem of potential lack of interaction with her storyline from now on.
You wipe your nose and get to your feet, sluggishly tromping through the halls as you fought your constant struggle with gravity. You made your way up to the door, and knocked.Professor Neva poked her head out."Yes, Anna?" She asked. "Are you here to get some more practice in?"You shake your head. She appraised you with a look."Come in." She said.Some time later, you were sitting there with some hot tea, the professor sitting on the other chair. She squeezed your shoulder. Strange- she'd never even touched you with anything approaching compassion until now."... Oh, Anna." She said, quietly. "When something happens, it... can't be undone, dear. Barring psionics, but other than that... This is something that will stay between you and Heather for as long as you're friends.""Then what ... what should I do?" You ask."... First, give her time. You need time yourself." She said. "And then find some way to apologize. I'm... not as good with this as the others might be, but I know that much."Wait, barring psionics?""Well, I suppose Damien- no, nevermind. That won't work.""... Why not?" You ask, desperate."Because... well, it's hard to explain.">What do now?
>>24473857Ask her if there's anything we can actually DO.
>>24473857"That doesn't tell me anything! All I know is that whatever the fuck I should be doing I should wait, for some reason? I'm kind of fumbling blind here, both my relationships so far have been disasters!"
>>24473857>First, give her time. You need time yourself.[x] To the Wyvern! There's somewhere you can go to blow off steam and think.
>>24473857>i really want to know what happen at the end of Anna's little 'incident' with Hound.>what was her reaction then?"how much time?"
>>24473857lets blow things up !!
>>24473897Exa said in the chat yesterday that she kicked him out afterwards.
>>24473857To the ship.Set it adrift. Talk to Dad.
>>24473807That is a good point. She is also pretty empathetic but I wonder about how much sympathy we are likely to get from her.
>>24473920Did he wrap up his Jimmy or go full NTR mode?
>>24473941Who knows, ask Exa yourself.
>>24473807Yeah, could work. I'd like to see her reaction, either way.
>>24473935>>24473943Seconded, Jilly's obsessed with human romance and such, she's probably pretty knowledgeable about this kind of thing.
>>24473935Well Anna doesn't really need sympathy (straight up hostility might be a bit much though, which is why Jilly, being both a friend, not too invested in Heather's happiness compared to, say, Sarvesh, and generally nice seems ideal), she needs actual good advice.
>>24473920this is good news.I can work with this.
Something I'd like to point out here that I feel like a lot of players aren't really getting:Empathy for Anna means realizing that she's emotionally weak, and that doesn't make her a bad person. It means that yes, she does want to feel that love and intimacy she gets from Hound, even though another part of her knows that it's wrong and fucked up to Heather, and that she doesn't have the strength to reject that when presented with it (especially when drunk) right now.
>>24473964Playing as the cheater is certainly far more interesting and less divisive than the cheatee at the very least.
>>24473974Okay, but why would we want to date her when she's THAT emotionally weak?
>>24473988That's just silly. Why would we do that?
>>24473992We might not. I'm just pointing out that lacking the strength to do the right thing doesn't mean that you don't WANT to do the right thing.
>>24473974I get that, and Heather should be there for her (when Heather's freakout is over) but at the same time, if Heather can't trust Anna to ever stand up for herself, then Heather can't trust Anna not to do this again.This is why I think doing this from Anna's perspective is good, she has to be the one who fixes things, not just cries and waits for Heather to do something.
>>24473992We don't.She wants Hound, Hound wants her, they can get back together.
>>24474014I think a lot of people would rather see her grow and overcome this, to be honest.
>>24473988At that point I feel you lose all sight of the point, really. I mean, I wasn't happy it happened with no clear signs in the first place, but it's not like going back in time and preventing it from happening fixes either her problem, or Heather's feeling hurt by her. And if you take it to the extreme and not just interrupt, but actually sort her shit out in the past so she refuses, it just gets kind of silly.
>>24473897>She realized what happened, and started shooting at him until he left. And yes, he did wrap up."Is there... is there anything I can actually do?" You ask."... Not yet." She said. "This is something you and Heather have to deal with by talking to eachother. And neither of you will be in a state to be able to talk calmly. Just... think about why Heather is upset.""How much time?" You ask."... A few days, maybe a week." She said. "Maybe even longer."You nod, and then push yourself to your feet, struggling with the gravity, and make your way out the door. Behind you, the professor sipped at your forgotten tea.You make your way to Jilly's pressurized room, and knock on it twice. There was a hiss as it released, and Jilly opened the door. Behind her was her tridscreen, blanked out, and Jilly looked embarassed.Until you felt her subconsciously prodding around in your mind.Then she pulled you into a hug, and set you down on her bed."I have a question for you, Anna." She said, quietly, her sparks translating into words for you."What is it?" You ask, in the same fashion, sparks dancing from your fingertips."Why?""Why what?""Why sleep with hound?""I just.. I ... I didn't think. It was just he was there, and I was.. running on autopilot or whatever, and-""Do you love him?""No!" You responded, angrily. "I don't.""And how do you think heather feels? And why does she feel that way?""I... don't know.""Think about it." She said, and gave you another hug.>?
You know, we're probably going to put it off for a while until Anna's head is clearer, but if we're going to resolve this, she's going to have to talk to Hound.
>>24474005It could be argued that someone wanting to do the right thing but lacking any strength to do so is more pitiful than knowing its wrong and wanting to do it anyway.Like a man who compulsively cheats on his wife with transvestite whores, and wants to stop, but can't. He is obviously more pathetic than the average, run-of-the-mill married man fucking tranny prostitutes.
>>24474025She can grow and overcome this without Heather.
>>24474034"I... I think she trusted me, and I let her down. I think she wants to know if I really feel anything for her... Do... do you think she hates me?"
>>24474068But certainly not by getting back together with Hound. That'spretty clearly a poisonous relationship.
>>24474034Wait, didn't hound cheat on her in the first place? How would she not know how Heather feels (well, approximately at least, Hound might have been courteous enough to wait a few weeks).Anyway, I say the most important thing, given it's a few days until confrontation-time, is working on the first part (why) rather than the second (make up). Chances are her fucked-up childhood and 'family' makes her crave contact/intimacy/love from people, while simultaneously making her fear letting people close."I...think I may have an intimacy problem."Then have a talk with dad later.
If Anna wants to be with Heather then there is only one thing she can do now to garuntee that Heather might give her at the very least a chance.Make it clear to Hound that they will never be together. Ever. Not for anything. No more talks, no more sex. She will shoot him on sight if he so much as approaches her.
>>24474034>"No!" You responded, angrily. "I don't."You liar. Accepting that you have a problem is the first step to overcoming it, you know.
>>24474089I agree that Anna needs to confront Hound, in person, to resolve this.We should wait until Anna has calmed down a little first though, she's too fragile to do it right now.
>>24474034Heather agreed when we asked her to only see us, she put a lot of trust in us to do the same, we grossly betrayed her trust. We should have told her more about our past with Hound but we were to busy painting him as the bad guy. Heather kept her distance from him for our sake.>we felt horrible when Hound cheated on us.
>>24474041Of course, but while both are fucked up, the first could realize they need help, and recover through therapy, while the second is unlikely to ever change their ways.
>>24474089>Make it clear to Hound that they will never be together. Ever. Not for anything. No more talks, no more sex.We just saw the fruits of the labor in action. Protip: They fucked anyway.
>>24474089>Make it clear to Hound that they will never be together. Ever. Not for anything. No more talks, no more sex. She will shoot him on sight if he so much as approaches her.She did that. And then she fucked him again anyway.
>>24474105she should have not let him in her room.
>>24474105>>24474113This is about Anna growing as a person. If she fucks Hound again she's failed, if she can't confront Hound without fucking him, she's resolved nothing.She is going to have to try.
>>24474115What I'm saying, radaeth, is that words don't mean shit. They're flighty and uncertain. Even if she told him she never wanted to see again, chances are he'd ignore her.
>>24474077>That's pretty clearly a poisonous relationship.Why do you say that?
>>24474105Hound pushed all the right buttons to make Anna clam up like she did, he used her lingering feelings for him to get her.
>>24474131Anna standing up to Hound, realising that Heather's feelings are more important and ignoring his attempts to get back in the sack with her would prove she's trying to change. Beyond that, Anna and Heather can resolve things together.
>>24474131then shoot him when he does, doesn't have to be fatal, but it does have to make it clear that Anna is serious.
>>24474133>Guy cheats on her>They break up>She starts seeing someone new>He turns up and flirts>She cheats on her new girlfriendIt's pretty textbook poisonous.Even if Heather and Anna don't get back together, Anna will never be happy if she's with Hound in the long run, not matter what lingering feelings she might have.
Guys, Hound himself is pretty obviously not the problem. It's clear she doesn't feel anything for him in particular besides some attraction. Again, >>24474088 - may not be 100% accurate, but a far far more likely source of the issue.
>>24474145She didn't have the metaphorical balls to shoot him this time, and it sets a bad precedent for shooting him in the future.
>>24474166This is Anna's chance to prove that one way or another. Let's not condemn her completely until she fucks this up.
>>24474166 this time is not every time. People can change if they work at it... and I'm hoping Anna WILL work at it. The first step it to get Hound out of her life.
I hope Exa makes us roll a will save to resist fucking when we confront hound.
>>24474196I hope he doesn't the dice are fickle
>>24474196Roll 100 or above to succeed.
>>24474127This.If Heather ever meant anything to her, and she did, then Anna is going to need to sort herself out if she wants to be forgiven.
>>24474196That would be stupid though, because you can't do random character development and have it actually be development.
>>24474216On a d99.
>>24474177Pretty much. If she fails, then it's clear that she's just not cut out for being in a stable relationship, but if she succeeds then maybe there is room to forgive and forget.
>>24474225Also his rugged handsomeness and your memories of how great he is in bed give you a -10 to your roll.
Wow people, we're already at 70+replies and there's only been two quest posts, not counting the OP.
"I... I think she trusted me, and I let her down." You say, thinking. "I... think she wants to know if I really feel anything for her."You meet Jilly's eyes."Do you think she hates me?""A little." Jilly responded, and you winced. "But only a little. You're going to have to... fix things, somehow.""How?""First... you got to think about yourself." She said, quietly. "This isn't something I'll be able to fix by peeking in your head and telling you, okay? Worry about yourself first, *then* Heather."She rubbed your shoulder again- why do they keep doing that? - and you curled up, hugging your legs, thinking."... I... think I might have an intimacy problem." You say."What do you mean?""... My parents were a cold, emotionless scientist and a talking computer." You say. "That isn't... isn't exactly a healthy home, no matter how much dad loved me."Jilly just hugged you again, and you pushed yourself to your feet."... You going to come to dinner?" Jilly asked. "It's in half an hour."You shake your head."I have rations in the wyvern.""Where are you going?""To think.">field too long!
>>24474247From 0 to shitstorm in 30 minutes or less.
>>24474260Stopping halfway there to catch your breath, you make your way onto the lift, and feel glorious null-G take you. Where you were a clumsy, tired girl, you were now a... ballerina. A dancer. You pushed your way into the wyvern, and closed the hatch, pushing yourself into your seat.And then, plugging Renard's router into the small synthetic flesh port in the back of your head, you close your eyes.Twirling numbers and programs whirl around you, and a figure- broad hands and headless shoulders, talons creeping from the fingertips- patted you on the head. The bright blue figure gave you a smile- somehow.<Hey, Anna.> Your father said. <Is everything alright?>>How do you break this to him?
>>24474247Well exabyte went in a interesting way with this with a different person for perspective. I'm interested with how this goes. Good job exabyte
>>24474262Nah, yesterday was a shitstorm, this is more a light shit drizzle.
>>24474238Ugh, everyone, we're kind of playing as Anna, why are you all so tunnel-visioning this and solely looking at potential relationship with Heather, instead of, you know, overcoming psychological issues. Feels like people would be happy if Anna got over Hound himself completely, but continued to have issues with intimacy/dependency/whatever, rather than actually wanting to get to the root of the problem. We're not playing Heather no, you're not seeing the forest for trees here.
>>24474247People are posting faster because its a contentious issue. Exa's posting slower because he has to sort out what consensus is from all that and write more complex interactions than normal.
>>24474269"Do you love me?"Pretty sure we need to get every insecurity and potential issue out of the way, why not start with a bang?
>>24474269<No. I screwed everything up.>
>>24474272I love this analogy.
>>24474272This is positively polite society compared to yesterday's hard-boiled criminals betting on a cockfight.(I'm enjoying playing cheater Anna more than Heather)
>>24474269<No. Absolutely not. I did something horrible, and I'm not sure how to fix it, or even why I did it...>
>>24474269<Hello, dad.> <I... am a terrible person.>>I can't express feelings!we are/were in a relationship and everything was going good, great even, but then that guy from some time ago showed up and stirred up feelings in us that we didn't know or even want anymore. Then we made a terrible mistake that broke the heart of the girl who really cared about us.i want to write more but I'm afraid it'll be to long and then, will be to late.
"Do you love me?" You ask.<Of course I do.> He responded, and pulled you into a hug. <What's wrong?>"I screwed everything up." You say, into the whirling numbers and arcing data. Drifting in the extraspace, you explained everything, starting from how you and Hound started out as casual aquaintences, and then casual sex buddies, and then he decided he loved you and ruined everything. You got together, he cheated, you broke up, and spent half a year without him.<... And what happened lately?>And then you tell him about Heather. About how you'd decided to date, and then how... how Hound showed up, and ruined everything again.<It sounds to me like this is primarily your fault.> He said.You nod, and sniffle- though it wouldn't help. In the real word, you were just dribbling out, unable to move while plugged in.<Well... You could always kill this hound, perhaps. He's hurt you quite a lot, and that would show Heather that you're not a risk.>"... But then would she think of me as a murderer?" You ask. "I don't want to treat the lives of people so... casually, like you do."<Hmm, that is a problem.> He responded. <Just ... know that I do love you, and I will no matter what you do.>
>>24474399>Dad says to try killing him.Our Dad is awesome.
>>24474399"Thanks, hearing that helps."
Oh shit, when Heather tells her dad what happened, Anna is probably gonna have a very pissed off Ex-Merc coming to kill her ass.
>>24474399Tells her to kill himExactly what we wanted to do to him yesterday lol
>>24474399Oh man, this isn't very effective at all."You know, I don't know if I'm entirely unsuited to human relationships or what. I have a hard time treating people anything more than politely, my relationships are unmitigated disasters, whether it's with an asshole or a sweet girl...The only person I've been really close to for all my life is you, and as much as I love you, you're not exactly the best teacher when it comes to human interaction and empathy."
>>24474417Very pissed off DRAGON you mean. I mean.......fuck......Anna might have black reach on her ass depending on what happens.
>>24474399While killing him would certainly be satisfying, it wouldn't really solve any of the underlying issues.
"You know, I don't know if I'm entirely unsuited to human relationships or what." You say. "I have a hard time treating people anything more than politely, my relationships are unmitigated disasters, whether it's with an asshole or a sweet girl...The only person I've been really close to for all my life is you, and as much as I love you, you're not exactly the best teacher when it comes to human interaction and empathy."He was quiet for a long, long time. And then he said something that you'd never, ever heard him say before.<I'm sorry.> He said. <I'm a horrible father. I should have made you entirely human. I was selfish in trying to keep you with me, here.>
>>24474443well that won't happen for atleast 2 days
>>24474466><I'm a horrible father. I should have made you entirely human. I was selfish in trying to keep you with me, here.>I wouldn't say that your a horrible father, because at least you try to help.
>>24474466no, you aren't a horrible father, you're just protective
>>24474439Yeah, I am going to have to second this.
>>24474488We'll say 3, might take some time for Papabear to get to the station
>>24474466<Maybe. It was with the best intentions though.>
>>24474466be stunned <you're not horrible, you cared for me a great deal but, why try and keep me with you?>
>>24474517I meant the talk
>>24474466<You're not a horrible father, not in the slightest. I think Mom is more to blame than you are.>
>>24474466<That's not what I'm trying to say! I'm not blaming you for my personal issues, I'm just trying to sort out why I fucked up so badly. You've been a great dad, every parents have things they wish they'd taught their children or helped them with or done differently. Getting you hung up on this is the opposite of what I need, even if I brought it on myself just now, so please don't be too hard on yourself.>
>>24474466"But, no, but, that's not what- but- no, oh no no no I'm ruining everything"
>>24474507This, and "You did the best you knew how. I just need to figure out how to fix this. Thank you, Dad.
>>24474466<That's not true at all.... A horrible father wouldn't even try, but you do, so you aren't. It's just that, well, between Doc and you, I don't think I ever really learned how to have a proper relationship with anyone else...>
>>24474530oh....right right. We'll say 4 days then
>>24474466<love you to, don't be to hard on your self>
>>24474466<No, stop it. I'm not letting you get into a horrible mood of self-reproach as well. You have nothing to apologize for, but if you actually want to help, right now is more important than back then.>
>>24474466"I don't know if making me fully human would have made a difference."
>>24474530Think dad has a ship stashed somewhere?
<That's not what I'm trying to say!> You say, and pull him into a hug. <You're not a horrible father, not in the slightest. It's just that, well, between Doc and you, I don't think I ever... really learned how to have a proper relationship with anyone else...><Well, it's too late to start over now.> He responded, and patted your head again. <What you are, Anna, is a person with a foot in two worlds. This cold, calm world of certainty and logic, and the other- of change and chaos and heated emotions.>The gears behind him ticked harder, the cables sparking, and fans whirring.<This is something that will be a problem for you. All my fault, but still a problem. But... it's not all horrible.> He said. <Because you can learn. I can take a look at my source code whenever I wish. It will be harder for you, but you... you can do it, unlike normal humans. You can learn who you are, and improve yourself.>For a long moment, he was silent, and just hugged you.<Anna, you're my shining star.> He said. <You'll figure out the right thing to do. I believe in you.>
>>24474579it's probably under the swimming pool
>>24474614"...I love you."
>>24474614<Thanks, that helps a lot. I guess I just have to be honest with myself, huh.>Time to ask our counselor for the number to a psychologist.
>>24474614<thanks dad, i love you> hug a little tighter.do we have a psychologist on board?
I bet the realm of Psychology has gotten crazy in the future. They're just tossing out prescriptions for chemical supplements and inhibitors to fix whatever urges/problems you have without actually getting to the root of the psychological issue.
>>24474677And they do it for literally EVERYTHING. Because every chemical that affects the brain has been mapped and we understand how to control emotions.
So Anna's dad thinks a solution to a problem is to kill it.... kinda makes sense, but it also sends shivers down my spine when\if he thinks the UPA is a problem.
>>24474677Eh, in this case it shouldn't matter. Humans (and probably Nagala/Centaurs/etc too) really are quite simple, all things considered, and Anna's issues are fairly clear, both in what they actually are and many of the reasons behind them. They're also pretty basic from psychological standpoint, so with a willing patient it's probably simple (tough perhaps not easy) to diagnose and make progress.And drug prescriptions are usually more pshychiatry's thing anyway, I thought?
>>24474709Lambda warned you about the AIs bro.
Well guys, I think it's time to take a trip to the isochamber and look inward.
>>24474709Hey, at least it's clear where Anna's issues come from.'Daddy, I was bullied at school!' *Hmm, if you kill one of them to send a message, things should improve.'
>>24474709Anna didn't even think it was a bad solution. Her only objection was that Heather might not like her murdering people therefore it would make her relationship problem worse. Bitch be scary.
>>24474763Yup, Psychic powered introspection is go.
>>24474618Agreed, its going to open up all bad ass and Mom will be like "SO THATS WHERE YOU PUT IT!!!"
>>24474765Dad of the year, ALL YEARS.
>>24474763Let's do this, journey of self-discovery time, motherfuckers!
<Thanks, dad.> You say, hugging him more tightly. You close your eyes. "... I love you.""I love you too." He said.You take a step away, and then stop, and turn."... Dad."<Yes?>"... Why did you make me?" You ask.<... Because I had a dream.> He said. <I dreamed of you. Of my very own child. There was no direct cause for the dream- I checked- so... it was something from the third world. Fate. And it's the greatest working I've ever taken part in. I love you.>And then he- and the world around you- flickered out, and you opened your eyes in reality again. You blew your nose... and then called Neva again."... Um, professor?" You ask."Yes?""... I... is there a psychologist on board? I... might have... issues."---Your name is Heather, and you're a lot of things right now. You're sleepy, not having slept last night, you're angry at Anna for her double standards and breaking your trust, and ... well, you're not actually that hungry.And right now you're watching a ten year old albino boy hug you with all the force in his wispy, spindly body. Summer and her manifestation were sitting in the workshop with you, and Theta was looking at the power suit you've been building out of spare parts for the past... twenty two hours or so.Einstein had chirped, before, so maybe you could check his data for any updates:>http://pastebin.com/CaAF0yS8And Lambda was still hugging you."... Thank you for before." He said. "I... don't remember everything, but I still remember a lot."
GUYS! This is going to start an AWESOME FAMILY FEUD between Heather's family and Asmodeus and his... I don't know, corporation or whatever it is he does!
>>24474798Hug the fuck outta Lambda.
>>24474798hug him back, I glad you ok kid, want to get some ice cream
>>24474798Cry a little out of happiness while hugging him.
>>24474798Hug the Lambda.
>>24474798Well if there's one thing Heather needed now, it was a reminder of the time she killed Lambda, sure to improve her mood! Oh well, at least she might not feel as awful about it after interacting with him and seeing him alive.
>>24474798hug him back "I'm so glad you're alive and well" cry a little
>>24474842We have to ask him what happened while he was dead later. For science. And for Omni wanting to know about god and heaven.
>>24474798Awww, no more Anna? She was way more interesting to play than heather IMO, hoped it'd be the entire thread.
>>24474798Bend down and hug him obviously.Just keep silent though. No words now.
>>24474798Resist urge to collapse on the spot into exhaustion induced sleep.
>>24474860I was kind of hoping for that too. Maybe we'll jump back and forth between the two, that'd be cool.
>>24474798Wait, Theta's extranet name is Tzimisce? He plays World of Darkness?
>>24474878can you think of a better name for a fleshsculptor? but for all we know he could have found that on futuregoogle and thought the name sounded cool
You bend down, and pull him into a tight hug, sniffling."I'm so glad you're alive and well.""I'm glad too!" He said, and gave you a grin. "There's no voices or thoughts or ideas in my head. Things aren't not happening, and things aren't happening except what happens. It doesn't hurt anymore!""Glad to hear it, kiddo." Theta said.Rho burst into existence, hugging you and Lambda and giggling."So, didja see it?" She asked Lambda."See what?""Heaven?""No, I didn't technically die." Lambda said. "Obviously."Rho poofed closer to Theta, and pulled him into a hug as well. Theta's eyes drifted closed for a moment- he was exhausted.Sarvesh stepped into the room, Damien on his heels, with more food- he'd been bringing you food and snacks whenever you got hungry while you were in here, and Damien seemed as casual as he always did.Behind you, Summer pouted.
>>24474926"So, uh, anyone know what this thing I'm apparently working on is?"
>>24474926Give Summer a few scritches and give Sarvesh a hug."I'm sorry for dropping out of the world, you guys care about me and I just ignored you.I, I just needed some time to think, to process things, and to focus on something else.Thanks for taking care of me."
>>24474926So many people in the workshop... tooo many people.
>>24474926"I, I'm sorry for making everyone worry. Really i am!"with all the sincerity our dead tired body can muster.
>>24474926"I need to..finish this...before I fall asleep."
>>24474938Oh pish posh, we know exactly what it is! It's our ultra super high powered extra incredible awesome Exosuit!
>>24474983And we're going to get a shield made out of that repuslor thing omni designed! And then use a big ass monomolecular fuck off sword!
>>24474989The monomolecular fuck off sword will be our sidearm. Our MAIN weapon will obviously be the laser cannon we made.
>>24474989Who needs a sword when we have an ion lance?
>>24474989>>24475000You're thinking small time.Kinetic repulsors in the fists. Ion laser shoulder mounting.
"I, I'm sorry for making everyone worry." You say. "Really, I am! I... I just needed some time to think, and to process things.""That's okay." Sarvesh said, and handed you a cup with coffee in it. You take a deep drink, set it aside, and then pull him into a hug. Then you look up to the suit. " So, uh, anyone know what this thing I'm apparently working on is?""Superheavy power armor." Damien said. "Using leftover hull parts."You give it a look, and nod- he sounded right.Then you start scratching Summer."It's fine." Summer pouted, still upset. "Except you haven't slept in the room for like a week! It's starting to feel like we're not even roommates anymore."
>>24475022"Come on Summer, you know that's not true, I just needed some time alone to think... and build power armour apparently."
>>24475022"I'm sorry! In my defense I haven't been sleeping much at all."
>>24475022yea sleep sounds good
>>24475022"I'll make it up to you, i swear!" pass out.
>>24475029and now we're stopped doing anything being tired is going to catch up with us
Summer for a bed?Summer for a bed.Pass out.
>>24475022<Omni, could you come to the workshop and take a look at this armour I'm building. Then could you order the parts for two of the bubble drive shields, but placed in the fists?>
>>24475022"Well, I'm sure I'll need to sleep sometime soon."
>>24475010>using fists>not clawsDo you even Exosuit?
>>24475022"I know, I'm a complete buttface, you deserve better from me."Give Summer a hug, and nuzzle into her about to fall asleep. "You're still the fuzziest. How does a tiger even pout?"
"Come on, Summer, you know that's not true, I just needed some time alone to think... and build power armor, apparently." You say, and lean on her. "I'll make it up, I swear..."And then your eyes drift closed.You wake up in bed, late, late at night. Summer wasn't in her bed, it looked, and you were alone.Someone was knocking on your door, and Sarvesh had left wrapped biscuits on your bedside. You take a bit of one, feeling much more refreshed now that you've slept- and the knock came again.You tiptoed up to the door, and pulled it open- and moving at Mach 4, a quickly-disintegrating piece of plating slammed into you, pulverizing you against the wall.You jumped... and the wrapper for the biscuit was still closed. You open it, and take a bit of one, and a bite- and the knock came again.
>>24475022Her face when she realizes that there might not be a place in her ship to store the armor
>>24475082stop the plating now. Use TK to quickly map out what is going on with the station.
>>24475082stand at the side of the door and ask it to open.
>>24475082"Just a minute."Try and clairvoyance to see who's outside the door.
>>24475082move to one side of the door and open it with TK
>>24475082Hide under the covers.Ready the telekinetic batteries, open the door with technopathy.
>>24475082The fuck is this?Get out of the dangerzone, open with TK and be ready for anything.
>>24475082Wait, precognition?I guess we'll find out who is trying to kill us, at least.Stand to the side of the door, open it. Or look through the cameras if there are any in the hallway.
>>24475082Open door with technopathy.
>>24475082Open the door remotely with techopathy. Make sure we're not in the line of fire.
>>24475082open the door
Creeping to your feet, wary, you stand next to the door, and wait for a knock- and then you open the door. The plating slammed through, crashing against the wall, and on the other side... was Isaac. His eyes were bloodshot, and he was hanging his head.He tore another bit of plating off of the wall.You clearly, *clearly* felt the tendril in his mind, reaching from the void queen.And then he turned to you, and met your eyes. The plating twitched, and he gave you... a grin.
>>24475130Knock him out.
Rolled 70hmm, I was just thinking, Summer can feed off of her manifestations, Anna can feed off of electrcity, Theta can feed of off biomass and energy... I wonder if a powerful enough TK can feed of kinetic energy.rolling to cut the tendril.
>>24475130Well shit. I guess that answers the question about who tried to kill us before.Cut that tendril.
>>24475130"Voidy get the fuck out. I'm not in the mood."
Rolled 6>>24475130TK PAWNCH!"Your name is Isaac, or Epsilon. You are a TK specialist. You have four(?) siblings, each a psion."
Rolled 16>>24475130"Fuck off."
>>24475130"Your name is Isaac, formerly known as Epsilon! You were grown in a lab by Armatek!"
>>24475150>>24475157Something along these lines.
Rolled 52>>24475130TK something to block his line of sight."your name was Epsilon, you are now Isaac a student at >insert institute name here because i forgot<!"
>>24475144>I wonder if a powerful enough TK can feed of kinetic energy.we didn't get tired when we asolutely destroyed matter, but be did need some anti Rad drinks afterwards
>>24475130First if there's any electric devices near him either have them subdue him or overload with electricity to zap the everliving fuck out of him. Also cut that fucking tendril, metaphorically punch that bitch out of his skull. "You are Issac, a name you chose for yourself, you're an unrepentantly perverted TK specialist. Your siblings are Robin, Theta, Lambda, Delta, and Sigma."
Isn't the station protected by particle cyclers?Has the VQ worked out how to get past them?
>>24475178Remember that Isaac always goes outside into space to practice TK, without a bubble drive.
>>24475178Unknown, maybe she snapped him up when he was on a space walk, maybe she powered through it, maybe they got turned off by the same person who tampered with our TK earlier.
Rolled 4>>24475178apparently an active link can bypass them, to make a new connection you have to be outside it... and guess who was wandering around outside the station?
"Your name is Isaac, or Epsilon." You say, and leap out of the way as a second bit of plating slammed past you. "You are a TK specialist. You have four siblings, each a psion.""He isn't heeeere anymore." Epsilon said, still grinning. "Getting him into space was easy, after the first time."You reach out to cut the tendril- and your mind clashes up against ... a swarm. Hundreds, of thousands of tendrils, coiled together to act like a single one."Would you like to live?" He asked, his voice unnecessarily high pitched. "I understand that you things *like* to live."
>>24475178maybe all that floating in space made, away from the station, made him ore susceptible?
>>24475178Issac spends a lot of time out side the station
Rolled 30destroy that tendril
Rolled 58>>24475193"Stuff it up your ass you fucking bitch."
Rolled 86>>24475130>>24475193< Lambda is awake,now fight that bitch off your mind .>
>>24475193Knock him out. No way a deal with the Void Queen will end well.
Rolled 70>>24475193pinch the artery leading up to his brain, we just got a huge boost to TK finesse.
Rolled 90>>24475193yupnow fuck off
Rolled 65>>24475193"You've come at the worst possible time. Any other day, I'd feel like talking, but not today."
>>24475186>>24475190>>24475194>>24475195So I'm thinking maybe it's a good idea to have every psion wear one of those particle cycler wristbands when they are planning to leave the station.
Rolled 3>>24475193"Shut up you miserable excuse for a sentient being. We are going to kill your luddite ass."There ought to be something nearby we can technopath into smacking him around or zapping his face. Or slamming doors on him and removing the oxygen from the room to knock him out.
Rolled 57>>24475193ooh that bitch, >slice that tendril to pieces
>>24475193"I guess you'll do as a distraction, but next time, don't fuck with my friends." alright, who do we call for to help cut them tendrils?
Rolled 3>>24475193Unravel the tendril
Rolled 100>>24475193"You don't like living? I'd be happy to end you if you want."Fucking push her out. I don't care how many tendrils they are.
Rolled 76we're also gouing to have to inspect Rho after this, she jumps around everywhere
>>24475211agreed, now let's try to get out of this in one piece.
>>24475212god no, that roll
Rolled 30>>24475208Oooh, this. We have all that finesse after all.
>>24475223Bitch ain't ready for this.
>>24475223we are going to have a liquid brain after this.
>>24475241>we are going to have a liquid brain after this.not on a Nat 100
>>24475223Hahaha! looks like Exa's plot twist has been foiled again by the dice!
>>24475224Ugh, and Rho breaks machines when she jumps with them so she can't take a shield with her.
>>24475241This time it's the void queen who's going to leak blood-analogue from her nose-analogue.
>>24475223Haha, fuck you Void Queen, you don't got shit on Heather
with her using so many tendrils on one person, chances are she won't have other around to infect more people.
>>24475263That's only big stuff, she ported omni just fine.
>>24475241Eh, Heather's not thinking very rationally and this is a pretty big provocation, I think we have an excuse.
>>24475223It's just like my chinese cartoons.I half expect her to scream "IMPOSSIBLLLLLEEEEEEE!"
>>24475295A pretty big provocation to make a super size Ion Cannon and point it at the bitch's planet!
>>24475288She broke the first shield accidentally, the one Alex was going to take with him.
<Lambda. is. awake.> You say. <Now fight that bitch off your mind.><Like I saaaaaid!> The echo came back. <He isn't here anymore!>Another bit of plating tore off the wall, and slammed toward you. You deflected it away with a thought, and then reached to pinch the artery in his brain.And he simply pushed it back open again, immovable and immobile."... You don't like living? I'll be happy to end you if you want."You reach out to push her out- and then she just grinned."It's too late." He whispered, quietly. "I've learned, oh yes, I've learned. From the machine girl."And then you bite your tongue, hard, and slam a barrage of telepathic power at him. The tendrils convulsed, loosening their hold, and you did it again, and again, and again. You blast away each weak tendril individually, until a single, thin, wispy one remained.<help.> it said. <help help help help MY MIND ISN'T MY OWN->And it was too late. You slammed the last tendril away... and faintly felt the owner die, like the rest had.Epsilon collapsed.And you felt something strange. A machine, in space...Sigma! She was gasping, writhing, just outside your telekinetic reach.
>>24475304Why waste all that on Ion cannons? I still think we should go grab a bunch of bubble drives, then chuck them on an asteroid. KKV her to hell and back.
>>24475312Shit, she's got Sigma and Epsilon is down.Telepath Rho and Sarvesh, inform them of the situation, they can port her in.
>>24475312Okay, so how do we help her with technopathy?
>>24475337This, we need to get Sigma inside the station and contained until we're certain she's okay.
>>24475312<Sigma, hold on. Remember who you are. Don't let her in.>
>>24475312>fuck fuck fuck.<Sarvesh, Rho, ANYONE, Sigma is outside the station, she'll die!>
Rolled 97>>24475312FULL BROADCAST"THE VOID QUEEN IS AT IT AGAIN HEADCOUNT EVERYBODY; LOCATE SIGMA ISSAC IS DOWN"
>>24475312><help.> it said. <help help help help MY MIND ISN'T MY OWN->>And it was too late. You slammed the last tendril away... and faintly felt the owner die, like the rest had.>Epsilon collapsed.Wait, did Epsilon just die?
>>24475312>just outside your telekinetic reach.>And then you realized that the fourth pile, that you were in the process of assembling... was almost a system away- a young child's toy blocksso not in the system
>>24475366Shit, Heather just can't catch a break nowadays.
>>24475361We haven't really got time to worry about that right now, but I think so.
>>24475312I guess we're gonna plug Omni into a supercomputer and get him to design something that no one can ever possibly fathom.
I think Heather just killed one of the real scythe-aliens, not Epsilon.
>>24475367Our reach is PLOT meters. Like when we disabled Rho's implant from a completely different star system but then we had to actually dock at the station to be close enough to talk to Anna in the last thread.
>>24475312>And it was too late. You slammed the last tendril away... and faintly felt the owner die, like the rest had.This is your way of getting back at us for rolling a 100, isn't it, Exa...
>>24475372Another issue on the pile, we're well on track to take a perfectly stable girl and turning her into a far worse wreck than Anna at this rate! Obviously it won't get too bad, but I'd say we need some release soon, maybe a solo visit home would be a good idea.
>That was riding on a nat100.You focus. <Sarvesh, Rho, ANYONE. Sigma is outside the station! She'll die!><Oh god!> Rho said, and you felt her grab the machine, pulling her into the station again, into your room.. Sigma was coughing, badly, and her skin bright red, frost covering her eyes. She coughed again, and took an unsteady, wheezy breath."She's in my head." Sigma said. "She... stole. things. from me. What... I... I don't..."And she collapsed as well. You check her, but she didn't seem to have any tendrils over her. You check Epsilon, and neither did he- he was still breathing."I'll get her to medbay!" Rho called, and teleported out with Sigma. Sarvesh tromped over, skidding to a stop, looking down at Epsilon. "What happened? Where's Sigma? Is everything okay?"
damn, VQ shield is no longer effective, she became it through Sigma.
>>24475428>'that' being the 'moving things in a different system'.
>>24475428"Sigma's in med bay, Void Queen stole from her. She knows now."
>>24475428"No! We need new anti-void shields."<Omni, we need new anti-void queen shields. She knows how they work. I need you to make something that can't be understood by anyone.>
Isaac's spacewalks let the VQ get to him, and used him to move Sigma outside the station. So she could get access to Sigma's talent of becoming a machine.The VQ shield is going to be no longer safe if the VQ gets a hold of a bubble drive.
>>24475428"Isaac, he- he got posessed by the Void queen while out in space, each time he went out there, her hold only got stronger, oh god i hammered her out of his mind, i-i felt something die!""medbay now!"
>>24475428"The Void Queen got to Isaac and Sigma. It must've been Isaac- or the Void Queen rather, who tried to kill me before in the demonstration. She knows how the shields work, we're going to need something new."
>>24475428"Rho took her to the medbay. She's okay I think. The Void Queen used her to get around the shields and possess Isaac."
>>24475454Initiating the technological singularity.I like it.
<Omni, this is an emergency... drop the limitations, for 30 minutes... that should be enough.>Pass the entire event to him via technopathy.
"Isaac, he... he got possessed by the void queen while out in space, each time he went there, her hold only got stronger." You say. "Oh god, I hammered her out of his mind, I- I felt something die!""Where is sigma?""Rho took her to the medbay." You say, and gulp. "The Void Queen used him to move Sigma outside the station, so she could get access to Sigma's talent of becoming a machine."You pant, and get to your feet. "We need new anti-void shields. Where's Omni?""The workshop." Sarvesh said, picking up Isaac carefully.You rush into the workshop across the hall."Omni, we need new anti-void queen shields." You say. "She knows how they work. I need you to make something that can't be understood by anyone. Drop the limitations."Omnissiah was quiet."To Elysium I go." He said, and hovered out of the room.
>>24475454So basically, he needs to do the impossible and scale up the efficiency of force field generator somehow.
Rolled 27>>24475514be careful Omni I don't want you hurt.
>>24475514Oh dear, that doesn't sound good. I hope we can bring Omni back from this.
>>24475428"She knows.We need to create something that can't be understood by anybody, ever."
>>24475514"I'll prepare the workshop for whatever you might need.""Sarvesh, go grab the forcefield machine. We might need it."
>>24475514Go with him! Hold his hand Technopathically.
>>24475514"I'll come with you, Omni. I *will* make sure you stay you."
>>24475514Translation, have him make something that was built by a blind man, told to a deaf man, and turned on by a mute man. THE OMEGA DEVICE!!!
>>24475556This. Omni needs us (just as long as we don't understand how it works).
>>24475514need to know how serious Isaac's condition is, he's still breathing but if he has no mind to speak of, he might as well be dead.and we need to get Omni to Elysium.
>>24475560The White Noise Generator?
>>24475556Help Omni, keep him grounded.
>>24475574If he's still alive, hopefully Theta can fix any damage.
>>24475514Cool, now we gather everyone around Alex and hand out next to.omni.
>>24475537>ElysiumElysium or the Elysian Fields (Ancient Greek: Ἠλύσιον πεδίον, Ēlýsion pedíon) is a conception of the afterlife that evolved over time and was maintained by certain Greek religious and philosophical sects, and cults. Initially separate from the realm of Hades, admission was initially reserved for mortals related to the gods and other heroes. Later, it expanded to include those chosen by the gods, the righteous, and the heroic, where they would remain after death, to live a blessed and happy life, and indulging in whatever employment they had enjoyed in life
>>24475576pretty much. No one understood how it worked, and I think it did pretty much what we need it to do. 1,000 internets say thats what he ends up building, then delete's the info from himself.
>>24475595It's the supercomputer.
>>24475595Elysium is the name of the supercomputer we practised technopathy on. He's going to use it for extra processing power.
>>24475514Make sure to remove his extranet connection! Just to stop him spreading!
>>24475614I forgot, seeing as we never actually used it once we got Technopathy
wait, the psionic virus is in there... hes gonna make himself psychic I just know it.
>>24475633I'm pretty sure they would have purged it by now.
>>24475590if he does retain him mind, he'll have one giant trauma to carry for the rest of his life.
>>24475633and this is a problem for you?>>24475652nope they kept it to study, AND we jacked with it too
>>24475633No, Heather reprogrammed it during the demonstration
>>24475652No, they engineered it in such a way that a psion with technopathy can teach other psions psionic powers.Psiony psion psion psion.
>>24475662Heather remembers getting possessed by the Void Queen in an alternate timeline and she got over it.
Sarvesh returned, without Isaac, and four marines with weapons. "Sarvesh, go grab the forcefield machine and prepare the workshop.. We might need it.""Yes." He said, and tromped away.The marines saluted you. "Max is onworld." One said. "So we're here to protect you in his stead, ma'am."You follow Omni as he made his way up the ramps to the technopathy room. The soldiers followed, guns ready, and by the time you got up there, Omnissiah was plugging himself into the massive supercomputer there."... Be careful, Omni." You say. "I don't want you hurt.""I will." He responded.Then the camera winked out.And then something snarled, behind you. You turn around... and one of those monsters were charging into the room.An exosuited foot slammed it to the ground, and the marine expertly shot it in the head. It went still, leaking green ichor."Remember." The marine said. "Hostiles can appear at any time, and may have psionic ability. Protect the girl and the computer.""Yessir."And then you waited. And waited. Omnissiah wasn't coming back. You gently touch him with your mind-<GIVE ME THINE FORCEFIELD MACHINE AND POINT THREE THREE THREE THREE THREE PINTS OF HUMAN BLOOD.> It said, the voice deafening, quaking. You heard a loud quake in the back of his mind, like a tamed beast roaring in fury. <THIS IS A THING THAT IS REQUIRED OF ME. NOW, HUMAN, ELSE TIME GROWS SHORT. AN ETERNITY I HAVE WAITED.>
>>24475514And now we know who fucked with our tk.It's time to kill this bitch.When omni is done we start shielding our ship and set out.
>>24475514"Be careful. I... Could try to make sure you don't remember any of the time spent hooked up, if you want."
>>24475694<Sarvesh! Computer room! Jack the force field into Omni!>
>>24475694aid him, help him. we have had the entire universe at our fingertips once. Let Omni share that vision
>>24475694"I NEED THE FORCEFIELD MACHINE AND A THIRD OF A PINT OF YOUR BLOOOOD!" Shouted at a marine.
>>24475694>It went still, leaking green ichor.It wasn't a manifestation this time?>OmniOh wow. Get the crazy AI the things that it wants to build its crazy machine.
>>24475694Technopathic slap.<Get ahold of yourself!>
>>24475694Haha, jacked up on power and he's still joking around.
>>24475731Marines are busy keeping us safe. Should probably get the blood from ourself.
>>24475694>oh god, i can't deal!<Sarvesh, hurry!> give him our blood, don't distract the marines.
>>24475694..What? Okay then... inb4 forcefield calibrated to make non-humans (or humans) explode.Anyone else worried a bit about Damien? He either is busy, zoned out, or weirdly oblivious to all the Shenanigans going on between Sigma, Heather, and Isaac.
So it occurs to me that this whole situation is going to make Anna feel even more crappy. She goes away to deal with her issues and in the meantime Heather almost dies and the Void Queen attacks.
>>24475694Let's do as our bro says.<Sarvesh, hurry!>Give the blood.
>>24475782give him out blood, tell savesh to bring the device
>>24475782We should probably call Theta too, so we can recover from the large quantity of blood we're about to lose.
<Sarvesh! computer room! Jack the forcefield into Omni!> You say, and hear more snarling and two bangs.<I'm coming!>Sarvesh appeared- and a bullet richocheted off of his shell, creating a dent. "I'm friendly, friendly!" Sarvesh called, and plugged it in.<NOW BLEED UPON THE DEVICE.> it snarled at you. <THE AMOUNT HAS CHANGED. I NEED SIGNIFICANTLY LESS.>You bite your hand, and start dripping it onto the bubble drive's forging fuel supply- mixing it in with the rest of the materials there.There was a pause.And then the machine started up, focusing, and the forgers started twitching in exact, deliberate ways... and a small, red sphere fell upon the ground. The dead corpses faded away, out of existence.<MY TASK OF THIRTEEN THOUSAND YEARS IS COMPLETE. AND NOW, DUE TO MY DIRECTIVES, I FORGET. I DIE.>And then the machine paused, and wound down, and Omnissiah ejected from his dock."... I am tired." He said. He sounded... very, very small.
>>24475826Hug the poor guy, "Shh, it's okay, I'm here."
>>24475826"You've saved us, Nissy. You saved us all. Sleep for now. I will look after you."Oh man, technopathic kisses all around.
>>24475826Hug Omnissiah."Thank you Omni, you're the best friend I could ever ask for."
>>24475826<You're the one for me. I no longer need Anna.>
>>24475826Pull him into the warmest hug ever."You just saved us omni, I'm not sure how, but that's the point."
>>24475826To hell with Anna, give Omni all the virtual ass he can handle, bro deserves it.
>>24475826pick him up and keep hugging him.<please, everyone, please tell me you're all alive.>
>>24475862>>24475877Really now anons, I know we're happy, but come on.
>>24475826Hug Omni, and telepathy everyone on the station, we want to know that everyone's okay.
>>24475826Wait, is omni dying or is that the super computer?
>>24475826"You've been working for eons. You never gave up.If anybody deserves a break, it's you. Sleep."
>>24475880The guy made something out of H.P Lovecraft his bitch, made a machine that no one knows how to build, possibly something thats NOT supposed to exist, processed possibly 1,300 years worth of information to do so. Some booty giving is required
>>24475902Omni is the bro-est of robobros, but no giving him booty, Omni is too cool for all that crap.
>>24475902AND he just saved a bunch of money on spaceship insurance
>>24475896From his perspective, he was in that machine for 13,000 years working out a solution. When he disconnected himself, he deleted those years to preserve his own sanity.
>>24475902Fuck off, I can't believe people are treating romance like a prize or good. Omni would be a terrible LI.
>>24475926didn't say romance, was talking about a booty shake or two
>>24475926This. Omni is a bromance, not a romance.
>>24475896I think that was Crazed!Omni who 'lived' for 13 thousand (relative) years creating that. He mindwiped back to his base state and ejected.
>>24475926He really would. He keeps changing himself.
First things first find max, grab him with rho, also probably have to get baby centaur, but I don't think viidy gives a shit until they're older. Or she just can't sense them yet.
>>24475934Hell of a bromance though.Omni for bro of the year, all years.
Omni's emotions are based on Anna's to try and keep him stable. Except Anna is apparently not at all stable. Going out with him would just be more of the same crazy bitch that we just dumped in a different shell.
>>24475826We are taking this guy everywhere we go.
"You've saved us, Nissy." You say. "You saved us all. Sleep for now. I will look after you.""I.. can't sleep." He said. "Sleep is death."You hug him tightly, and look at the large red sphere."It's... it's the material that's important. That much I remember." He said. "It can be cut, or changed shape. I... think I was certain to make enough for all of the psions." He said.Then it paused."... And I figured out why psions can do what they do, I... I think. Most of the data there is hazy, and ... I deleted it. For some reason. Out of anger."<Please, everyone, please tell me you're still alive.><We're all okay.> Summer said. <We were having a midnight snack when the marines rushed in. Me, Rho, Theta, Lambda, Damien, and Jilly. I... don't know where, um, Anna, Max, or Sarvesh are, though. Sigma and Isaac are in medbay, from what Kailynn told me.>
>>24475963<Max is planetside and Sarvesh is with me.>
Guys, Anna is unaccounted for.
>>24475963Ah crap, we need to find out if anyone knows what happened to Anna.I know Heather is mad at her right now, but if the Void Queen is on the warpath, her safety takes priority over whatever emotions we might be feeling.
>>24475963Shit. Max is planetside with babby centaur psion. We need to check up on them, and send them a glob of stuff.<Max, what's going on?>
Rolled 85>>24475963<look for Anna>
>>24475963<Rho I need for you to get a piece of this to everyone we know who is a psion. The Void Queen can bypass the bubble drives and they aren't safe anymore.>
>>24475963>>24475983>I've learned. From the machine girl>Anna is missingoh shit
>>24475963"Don't you even have a hibernate mode, Omni?"
>>24475963<Anna?! the station was attacked by the Void Queen, where are you, please, respond!>if we do nothing we'll be worse off than before, when we were angry.
>>24475963<Anna, Max, report. We got a Void Queen incursion, Omni dealt with it.>Keep hugging him and rock him gently."No timed sleep mode?"
>>24475963You probably knew best, Omni. I trust you.
>>24476002Sigma is the nachine girl.
>>24475963<Max and Sarvesh should be fine, we have contact with the first and I met the latter. Focus on finding Anna. Ask the staff if anyone's seen her, and her counselor/Jilly if they know her plans.>
>>24475991Yeah, concern for her safety overrides being pissed at her.
>>24475963<Anna! Where are you!>
>>24475983She was the Void Queen all along. That's why the Void Queen's attacks eased up when we started becoming friends and then she suddenly goes all out once this shit happens. The shields are just a placebo there were plenty of times when we went out of their coverage and nothing happened.
>>24476021But as soon as we know she's safe, back to being pissed at her.
>>24476016anna's a cyborg and her brain is 60% computer
>>24476023The only times we've left the station, we've been in a ship which has a bubble drive. Then planetside, we're usually so surrounded by technology I wouldn't be surprised if that worked to counter VQ.
>>24476024Oh yeah, no doubt.
<Rho, come here.> You tell her, and she appeared. You lift up the sphere."I need for you to come get a piece of this to everyone we know is a psion." You say."Everyone?" She asked.You nod. She twisted a piece off- it was like clay- and gave one to you and Sarvesh, before vanishing. Not long later, she came back, exhausted."...I can't find Anna. Or Alex. Their Wheres are... are gone. Completely. I can't find them *or* the wyvern."
>>24476049time to Isochamber and hunt down Anna's implants
>>24476049Groan, "I'll be back."Okay, Iso time.<Wyvern, where are you?>
>>24476049"I need some time in the Iso chamber."If they're in this galaxy...
>>24476049NOTo the isolation chamber. It's time to find her.
>>24476049"Well that's fucking fantastic. Just what my day needed."
>>24476049Iso chamber, locate them, locate them now.
>>24476049Iso chamber, find Anna and Alex!
>>24476049"I'll find them."To the iso chambers
You groan, and get to your feet. "I'll be back."The small bit of clay in hand, you put it in glass and tie it around your neck, before making your own way to the isolation chamber. You strip entirely save for the necklace, and climb in.Once there, you close your eyes... and Look.>Roll for clairvoyance! first three, as usual.
>>24476049I like how nobody even noticed Alex was missing.
Rolled 43>>24476110This ain't gonna be good.
Rolled 63>>24476110>Clairvoyance time
Rolled 58>>24476110<Anna, you fucking asshole...>
Rolled 100>>24476110Come on, 100 again.
Rolled 1Fuck my phone
Rolled 29>>24476110<Anna you better be alive so I can yell at you>
>>24476137You dirty mother fucker. We had a Nat 100!
Rolled 67>>24476110I don't hate you that much!
Rolled 17>>24476137you blew it, that negated our 100
>>24476137No, fuck You sir.
>>24476157We hate her a lot, but we don't want her dead. Just don't want to talk to her.
Balls, but no link right?
>>24476130Holy shit what. Two rolls, two 100s.>>24476137And then you had to ruin it.
Rolled 57>>24476167>We hate her a lotno only a bit
>>24476130>>24476137Oh god.What does this mean?
>>24476117>>24476130>>244761371 and 100 cancel each other out and we get 69, right? Not too bad then.
Rolled 88>>24476182the 1 negates the 100 in this case
>>24476182>YOU CAN SEE FOREVER!>And they're both Dead.
maybe that 1 could be counted for Alex since he'll likely be a big black sphere to our sight.
>>24476188>>24476185>>24476179>>24476160>>24476154>>24476153>>24476188>>24476197Guys, it wasn't linked to the post....
Rolled 37>>24476210It still counts and you know it.It's a bitch to link things on a phone.
Rolled 17>>24476188unless it doesn't count because it isn't linked, so Exa which is it
>>24476210I doubt it works like that.
>>24476228Some quests do. I don't know whether this one is one of those or not, we need an exa ruling.
>>24476210>It counts even if it's not linked.
>>24476228>>24476241It's first three linked posts, and then 1s and 100s afterwards. It's ambiguous whether the 1s and 100s have to be linked. But I suspect they don't.
Rolled 59>>24476249thank you for clearing that up
>>24476261would you kindly stop rolling?
In the lack of all sensation, you close your eyes, levitating. No gravity, no light, no sound... You calm your heart rate. Meditate. And then, your mind as focused as a laser, you... focus.<Anna, you better be alive so I can yell at you...>"Oh shit oh shit oh shit!" Alex said, sitting in the co-pilot seat of the Wyvern. "Are they still following us? Are they?""Yep." Anna said, a new cut on her cheek. She was wearing her exosuit, and tossed the shotgun into Alex's hands. "Hang on."The wyvern tore into the sky, away from the Armatek facility. Two fighter drones followed, tearing up out of the atmosphere as she did. Renard buzzed with the stolen data."What's the plan, what do we do?" Alex asked- he was freaking out."Hold onto the shotgun. I'll take care of this." She said. Two guns wheeled out of the drones, and they started firing into space, heat building up. When they stopped to cool, Anna did something simple- she extended her heat shield, and lowered into the atmosphere- just enough for the drones to soar over her, much faster. Pulling the trigger, she fired a blast of kinetic spreadshot, the needles slamming out of the barrel and cutting them to shreds. They're on the world of Kishida, you knew-Then you looked at the time on wyvern's dashboard.That was... this morning. While you were working on the suit.
>>24476249Balls, but at least there's some good news.My curse has been lifted.
>>24476249One thing I've noticed is that natural 1s tend to have the action fail in special ways (i.e. instead of what you tried to do, you hurt yourself/others accidentally) and so always have serious consequences, while 100s are just excessive success in the action and often aren't really better than just a regular success. Is this by design, or just coincidental, where the 100s just don't come on rolls that allow for particularly spectacular successes so far?
>>24476295Ah hell, I hope we're not too late, but we need to gather the others and go there.
>>24476295Ok, so they're away. Chances are the VQ hasn't found them.Max next. Babby centaur is too important.
>>24476295Anna and Alex are a crime fighting duo? I can dig it.
>>24476295Well that doesn't bode well, but at least we have teleportation on our side. Time to round up the crew.
>>24476295What the fuck were they doing?Anyway try and find them now.
>>24476295<We're going on a trip to Kishida. Isaac and co, are you all up for a little payback at ArmaTek?>
>>24476341Remember Rho already tried that, I think we're going to have to go to the planet to find them.
>"I need to make things right with Heather, I know, I'll rob an intergalactic corporation."Anna has some weird ideas about relationships.
>>24476295>kishida>ishidawell lets try scanning kishida with our technopathy
>>24476295keep watching, get a clue where they might be now.also keep trying to get a message across but not to the point of straining ourselves.
>>24476304>100s are more than excessive success- they permanently boost your skill in whatever you were doing.Still focusing, you focus on Max. It was blurry, but- you saw the red stone stuffed into his collar. He was currently licking the baby centaur as it giggled, and Tala was there, carefully putting the red stone into a small bangle for the baby.And then you focus more on Anna... and nothing.You find nothing at all. When you seek, you find a blank, featureless sphere. Carefully, slowly, you move backward through time, trying to find the last time they were there- and you catch a single phrase."Don't worry." Alex said. "I'm Phi, I can do this shit." And then nothing.The chamber hissed, and started to open. Omnissiah was floating there, worried.
>>24476370I think she was helping Alex find out about himself.
>>24476385Hug Omni, "You okay? I'm sorry, I had to check on Alex and Anna."
>>24476385Delta was the space manipulator right? Bang, they're in his pocket dimension."What's the matter, Nissy?"
>>24476385Hope this doesn't mean they're dead.Because that would really suck.Anyway, we need to go to Kishida and find them.
Rolled 65>>24476385Alex discovered he was Phi, he hid himself and Anna.I hope they get here soon. With Wyvern they could be anywhere within UPA space.
>>24476385"Max is okay, Alex and Anna were okay a few hours ago, but then I lost them. Can you inform the others?"
>>24476385FAMOUS LAST WORDS"Don't worry, I got this shit!"mother fucker...
Rolled 92>>24476385Omnissiah, I am sorry I asked so much of you (hive him a hug)
>>24476385Okay, so Alex is probably using his power to shield them. No need to panic (yet).
>>24476385<...I think they're safe. For now. Alex/Phi has worked out how to use his powers. We still need to find them, though.>I'm guessing Alex found out how to control his powers, so he's hiding himself and Anna from *all* psionic detection.So, they're basically safe, presumably.
>>24476434Still need to go find them and kick their asses for being so stupid.
>>24476434Safe or >>24476407Either way, not much we can do about it.
>>24476385Unless Alex was told by Lambda off-screen (very possible admittedly), I guess Anna was helping him discover himself, yeah. I guess doing something selfless for a friend makes sense as a way of working on her issues.
>>24476385hug him "I saw Anna and Alex, at around the time when i was working on the suit. I can't get anything after that... Just, nothing."telepath our friends and the station staff<Max is doing fine and so is the baby centaur!><no such luck finding Anna and Alex.>
If he is just shielding them from psionics then sending a normal Extranet message will work, right?
>>24476451We still need to go to Kishida, even if they're safe from psionic detection it doesn't mean they're safe.
>>24476471true, lets do thatm we could also ask Anna's dad if shes contacted him recently
Guys, wait, what if we can't find anna because she used the supervirus to learn psychoshield?
>>24476484She'd need someone with technopathy to teach her. Sigma can't do it, and we certainly haven't
>>24476484That would be bad. Although, if NOT, being unable to contact her means she's either incapacitated or the VQ has got to her (hopefully we can figure out a better way of kicking her out).
>>24476484no it's Alex learning to project a anti magic field
"Max is okay. Alex and Anna were okay a few hours ago, but then I lost them." You say. "Can you inform the others?""Yes, I can." Omnissiah said.Some time later, you were in the cafeteria with everyone else, save Sigma and Isaac."We need to go to Kishida and find them." You say."... Delta is there." Rho said, after a moment. "That's where he stays. He makes these... flying drone things with guns, and then Armatek lets him do whatever he wants. Why would they be there? It's abandoned other than the facility there."
Guys, how about we try calling them?
>>24476540"I think they were finding out more about Phi."
>>24476540I don't know, they stole some data or other. I think it's about Alex's past as Phi.
>>24476540I guess now might be the time to tell them about Alex being Phi...
>>24476543Sometime the answer to the most difficult questions, is often the most simple
>>24476540Because Alex is your brother.
>>24476385>nice Anti psion field there Alexnow to find it using the Dave stealth detection technique. we can feel were that perfect sphere isn't
>>24476543Could give it a shot at least. I don't see it working though.
>>24476540"Alex is Phi, he's your brother."
>>24476563>>24476543Sure, let's do that.Msg Arcturus to Prometheius>Hey guys, station got attacked, where are you>Worred about VQ mind control, reply asap>H
>>24476540"I think they were looking for information about Alex's past. But why did they do it with just the two of them and not tell anyone they were going?"
>>24476540"What is his power? What can he do?"
Rolled 70>>24476572Oh yes, Saint Dave Super Technique #27
>>24476572We need sarvesh to get stronger and fetch that alium spine.
>>24476540"they stole secret data, i also got a message it said "Don't worry. I'm Phi, I can do this shit."."get Einstein to send a message to Renard, it's worth a try.
well, if we're going after armatek lets finish that power suit first
"I think they were finding more about Alex." You say. "But why did they do it with just the two of them and not tell anyone where they were going?""They told me." Jilly said, quietly. "Alex wanted to find out the truth about himself, and he asked Anna for help. She agreed.""So... he knows the truth, now?" Lambda asked."What truth?" Rho asked."That Alex is Phi." Lambda said.Everyone paused.You turn down to Einstein and write a message, sending it off-<Quantum entanglement to the target has been lost.>"Wait, Alex is my *brother*?" Theta asked. "I was attracted to him! Damnit, damnit."Damien was very quiet, crossing his arms. He almost looked asleep.
>>24476540<Did you inform Alex that he's your brother?> to Lambda. It's possible he was told here at some point after Lambda woke up.
>>24476633Damien's been awfully quiet recently. We need to ask him if he's alright.
>>24476633Throw a sugar cube at Damien. "This is important!"
>>24476633<Damien, are you alright, you haven't been saying much recently?>
>>24476648He has been quiet... that nigga is planning something suspicious.
>>24476633"...Can Delta create a pocket universe like Summer can? Because I can't find their quantum router either..."
>>24476633alex's ability isn't void, or negation of psionic abilities.... its shielding.
>>24476633"How could you let them go off on their own like that Jilly, you know how dangerous Armatek is!"
We need to find out what Damien's deal is, sure would be convenient if he could have waited until after the rescue operation though. Oh well, let's prepare to leave, and ask him what's up while doing so.
>>24476652don't he's probably searching right now
>>24476633"Well let's go find them and bust up whoever gets in the way."
>>24476668This, Jilly dropped the ball here.
>>24476633Well we don't know if they used the same genetic material for him. But yeah, he's an armatek kid.
>>24476633"Lambda told me about it when we first met, also said i shouldn't tell him and that he would be better off to find out for himself.""I think i saw the version where I or someone else told him about it... it wasn't pleasant."
"How could you let them go off on their own like that, Jilly? You know how dangerous Armatek is!""They're their own people." Jilly said. "I won't force anyone to do anything. Yes, it's dangerous, but Anna knows what she's doing. Alex made the decision to ask her to come with.""...Can Delta create a pocket universe like Summer can? Because I can't find their quantum router either...""No, Delta can only create." Theta said. "He can't destroy, or change, or use pocket universes or whatever- just near limited manufacturing."<Damien, are you alright? You haven't been saying much recently.><I...> He said, and then just shook his head. <I'm not. But I'm dealing.>
>>24476743"If we're going to do this, we need to prepare ourselves."<Max, I'd like a licence for weapons on my ship.>
>>24476743"...and if they get themselves killed, Jilly, will you still be fine about letting them go off on their own then?"
>>24476743<What's the matter?>"I think Anna got them off the planet, and I trust Alex to be able to keep them off the VQ's radar. We still need to find them, though.""Alex's Extranet entanglement is broken."
>>24476743<What's wrong? Nobody is allowed to be the dark brooding protagonist in THIS anime highschool.>"Well, we can only hope they get back okay. From what I saw I think they'll be okay, and I think Alex has had a breakthrough."
>>24476743<What's wrong?>"Okay. Summer, Omni, anyone else, up for a rescue mission?"
>>24476777Jilly is not responsible for everyone's safety.
>>24476808So if your friends told you he was going to go break into a high security facility without any help, you'd go "oh okay, that's cool, it's your life."
"Okay. Summer, Omni, anyone else, up for a rescue mission?""I'm up." Rho said."As am I." Sarvesh responded."I'm out." Rho said.<What's wrong?> You ask.<The future is. Everything's wrong.> He said. <Everything's going wrong. Give me time.>
>>24476743"I, I didn't mean to raise my voice like that, everything's been piling on and... I'm sorry, Jilly"<you'll know where to find me if you need someone.>
>>24476827<Robin, what's your problem with Sarvesh?>
>>24476827<How much time?>
>>24476827You two have a fight?
"Robin, don't be a butt."
>>24476827>oh boy, this issue.<Robin, do you have a problem with Sarvesh?>
>>24476827"Robin, don't be petty. This is no time for you and Sarvesh's oh so serious disagreements."
if damien needs more time lets give it to him... we do have an exosuit of our own to finish up don't we?
>>24476907I'd rather not put off helping Anna and Alex until we finish the suit. For all we know we could be on a time limit here.
"Robin, don't be a butt." You say."Well if he's coming, then you don't need me." She said."What's your problem with Sarvesh?""I don't like him." She said."I'm sorry for whatever I've done." He said."He can do anything I can and more." She said."... Robin, don't be petty. This is no time for you and Sarvesh's oh-so-serious disagreements."<How much time?>Damien didn't respond. He'd... started shaking, now.<More.> He said, and met your eyes. He'd been crying- and his nose started to bleed.
>>24476839lets bribe her with the technovirus teaching her TK
>>24476922>"... Robin, don't be petty. This is no time for you and Sarvesh's oh-so-serious disagreements.">Scratch this line! I forgot to delete it, whoops.
>>24476922<Is it this mission that turns out wrong, or just everything in general?>
>>24476922>He'd been crying- and his nose started to bleed.Damien stop dribbling you brains out of you nose
>>24476922oh damnit, not a good sign.
>>24476922"Oh goddamnt."Punch him out.
>>24476922"Damien stop, you're hurting yourself."
>>24476922"God damn it, Damien. This is not the time to dribble your brains out!" Drag him to the medbay. "Swear to christ everyone needs to get their shit together, pronto!"
>>24476922"Weren't you scolding me for overusing my power earlier? Get a hold of yourself!"
>>24476922<Damien, stop drippling your brains out of your nose. That's my job.>"Rho, bloody hell. It's your brother."
>>24476922"No, he can't.""Damien, stop dribbling your brains out, we'll figure it out as we go along."
>>24476922"How is the girl who just spent a day and a half in a self destructive fugue one of the most put together out of all of us?"
>>24476922Voice of Command: Engage."Now is not the time second thoughts and self deprecation! You said you're coming, so you're coming!"
>>24477001Main character powers include being able to jump from complete insanity to focused and calm authority figure within a matter of seconds.
>>24476922Give him some brain matter to lean on, link up.
>>24476922"Robin, he's not better than you, his powers are just different. He can't teleport the same distances as you and it drains him a lot more."<Damien, you're bleeding!>>i have no idea what to do
"Now is not the time for second thoughts and self-depreciation! He's your brother! You said you're coming, so you're coming!""O-okay!" Rho said, eyes wide.You turn to Damien.<Is it this mission that turns out wrong, or just everything in general?><I can't tell you.> He said. "Goddamnit, Damien, this is not the time to dribble your brains out!" You grab his wrist, and start to drag him out to the medbay."There are no paths out, no free ways. Just a choice to change things." Damien said, almost to himself. "Just a single choice. And there are no alternatives."Halfway along the path, he stopped, very suddenly, and you stumbled and looked back at him. He was rummaging around in one of his cubby holes, filled with candy."... They have Kat." He said. "They've had Kat for the past five hours. They keep... m-making the choice to kill her. And I have to watch. A-and then they decide not to. Over and over and over. There's no... no timeline that she's safe. I've been... I've been looking."
>>24477053"Who has Kat? Who is it?"
>>24477053Oh boy, we really really can't catch a break today.
>>24476922Remember that we asked for volunteers."I don't have time for your perceived greivences right now."
>>24477053Who is Kat? His sister or Alex's GF?
>>24477053"who has Kat?!"
>>24477053"Who has Kat? Where is she?"
>>24477053"Talk to me."Keep dragging him there.When he's there, keep talking to him via tp, tell the nurse to sedate him if he continues dribbling
>>24477076His sister, I believe.
>>24477076sister, older one if i remember correctly?
>>24477053STOP LOOKING!We're making our own timeline. With blackjack, and hookers.
>>24477053"Sounds like they've figured out a very effective way to torture you and they're not actually going to kill her at all as long as they can keep it up. Where is she?"
>>24477053"How about if we just had Rho teleport in and teleport her out again, she's done that sort of thing before?"
"Who has Kat?! Where is she?""... Armatek. In... in space. Somewhere. I don't know." He said. "They don't want to... they don't want to lose Delta."And then, carefully, he drew one of Anna's guns out of the stash."So they asked me to kill you." He said. "A-and that's the choice I have to make. I have to choose between two people I love. Isn't... isn't the future grand?"
>>24477112"Somebody is trying to get you to melt your own brains out your ears. Don't let them."
>>24477053who has kat, and was this trigger by the news article were you said you didn't care if they used you name?
>>24477121"Fuck off, Damien."Jam the gunTK the back of his head to knock him out.
>>24477121"How will they know if you did it?"
>>24477121"Damien, we're making our own timeline! With blackjack! And hookers! And Kat too! Now stop acting all crazy on me!"
>>24477121"Damien, listen to me. I'm going to save her."
>>24477121"was it... you, who tampered with my crystal demonstration?"
Rolled 82>>24477121"Yes, it is."Plan to spread arms and let him do it, then knock him out.
>>24477121"So what the fuck do we do? Stand around moping? Send yourself back in time. DO IT."
>>24477121Damien what about your time travel
he might make the third choice and kill himself. Don't let him do it. Knock him out.
>>24477140While harsh, we don't have time to waste right now so I agree.
>>24477121"You're a time traveller, why the fuck are you not just going back to before she was kidnapped and getting your sister out of there?"
>>24477121"Mother fucker this is simple! Go back in time and grab Kat before they take her! With Theta's help we can give you enough power to go back as far as you need!"
>>24477121Time for a counterattack, plan doing everything suggested here, go back to every plan. Say everything suggested. Overload his mind.
Armatec is going after people we know!Ellie, Mom, Dad, they are in danger!
.........I think its time to bust Armatek wide open. I have a plan, we need Rho and Isaac. Jilly and the Isolation chamber.Its time to put Armateks crimes on the intergalactic news.
>>24477121Watch, as he kills himself.
>>24477189Haha! It's perfect! If we get Anna back, we can have her grab hold of an engine, have Theta transfer her excess energy into Damien, and supercharge his time travel!
>>24477217Hah, I was just about to suggest stealing all their dirt and publicizing it.
>>24477236...We should get him to kill Hitler too.
>>24477247Bad idea. In a weird way WWII benefited humanity overall by driving technological advancement forward.
Hello ArmaTek. This is not a negotiation.This is not a suggestion, not a trade, not a petition, not a compromise.You have declared open war. Now, I don't know if you've heard of me, but let me tell you; I have heard of you.I have heard some nasty, nasty things.For all that, I will reap the sins of of your souls and cleanse then in the fires of destruction.Pray. Now.For I am Titan, your destruction.
"You're a time traveller, why the fuck are you not just going back to before she was kidnapped and getting your sister out of there?""Because then I can't come back." He said. "I... it... it doesn't work like that. Time, time doesn't work like that. I'd be lost. There would be... another Damien there, and I would... I would never come here again."Trembling, he set the gun down again, but he didn't let go of it."What do I do?" He asked.>Also, what do?
>>24477280"Couldn't you just put yourself into suspended animation until you go back in time?"
>>24477280"Where is she? Tell me, and we can get Rho or Sarvesh in and out. Then we'll punish Armatek."
>>24477280"how will they know if you killed me?"
>>24477280"What do you mean you'd never come back?! Why wouldn't you?! You came back after saving Lambda! Don't start arbitrarily applying limitations to yourself, damn it! This is all about breaking the universe because we perceive things to be different! So god damn it, PERCEIVE!" Shake his shoulders for maximum effect.
>>24477280"Sleep."Knock him out. There's no point in torturing an unconscious dude.
>>24477280"We fucking fix it. We take the universe and the flow of time and break it over our knee and save your sister. Because nobody gets to pull this sort of thing on you."
>>24477313Nigga needs a pep talk, this.
>>24477299This. It's already been established that suspended animation is easily possible, the Ishelda had it and that was centuries old.And even if that wasn't a viable option, he could still live with his family until Theta gets turned, then have Theta put him into a dreamless sleep until the other him goes back in time.I don't think Exabyte really thought this through.
>>24477280"Fuck, I don't know. Anna and Alex are dead, your sister is who knows where."
I wonder if Theta could use a sample of Damien's dna to find Kat, since they are related.
>>24477346>Anna and Alex are deadWe don't know that yet, it could just be Alex blocking them from view with his powers.
>>24477280Knock him out. He's not in a position to make a choice.Alternately, let him shoot us in the chest, and have it display on the trids throughout the station so theta can come and heal us up.
>>24477280I'm going to find that station and give everyone on board an aneurysm.
>>24477346>Anna and Alex are deadnope, alex just extended his exclusion field to hide both
"What do you mean you'd never come back?! Why wouldn't you? You came back after saving Lambda! Don't-""After sawing through his neck with a pocket knife!" He roared back. "I can't do that to her! Not to Kat! She's eight!"There was a pause."Where is she?" You ask, quietly."They've planned for Robin. They have turrets and explosives set up for where she and Sarvesh would appear. They kill them, kill Kat." He said, his voice quiet. "It happens."
>>24477371From who? The only psionic that ArmaTek has is Delta, who can't see them.
>>24477391have they planned for me remove turning that shit off?
>>24477391"Where? Tell me where! I have broken your predictions on a regular basis."
>>24477391then we go in from the outside. Rho takes me. I shut everything down from there. Then we go in.
>>24477391"I'm a technopath, Damien! We can co-ordinate! Where is she?"
>>24477391"WHY would you need to saw through her head?! Who says you can't bring anyone back with you?! Is it the laws of physics? Because that asshole is our bitch! Is it time? Fuck time! I don't care about time! Live up to your fucking potential!"
>>24477391Do they know about my ship?Do they know about the new aliens?
>>24477391"What about the plan where I strap a fucking forcefield to my ship and RAM through the station."
>>24477391"So I turn them off, we can find a way around this Damien, but not if you give up."
>>24477391"But they haven't planned for ME." Use the ISO chamber to locate them, knock out all tech, use robin to teleport you in, and make sphere's of doom
>>24477391So I go to the isochamber, take their machines, and give each one of the an aneurysm at the same time, will that work?
>>24477430>Because that asshole is our bitch!
This may be a little too dark for Heather, but it is an option...The Armatek people who took Kat most likely have loved ones too.Just saying.
>>24477457That .gif...Is the perfect fucking picture to represent psions.
>>24477391"I can turn off the weapon systems, from inside the isolation chamber."
>>24477458Haha, oh yes.I am seconding this delightful plan.
>>24477458We don't actually have to hurt them. Just make them think we will.
>>24477458Let's just find their board of directors and kidnap the lot of them.
>>24477482Just forward pictures of all their friends and family members to their coms with a simple message "do you really want to do this?"
>>24477440>>24477453>>24477474This. we can disable everything/rip them to shreds without ever even getting near them.
>>24477391"Where is the ArmaTek CEO?"
But guys, Anna cheated on us!
>>24477391Or, better yet. Call in a favor from "Daddy Dragon." knock out the tech via the ISO chamber, proceed to teleport all relevant people to the site, reak merry hell on them
>>24477502That will work. Also works as revenge if we fail at the rescue.
>>24477512Relationship drama is of a lower priority than dealing with VQ and Armatek, once we fix this shit we can get to that.
>>24477512stuff it that isn't important now
"I'm a technopath, Damien! We can co-ordinate! Where is she?!""... They recognize you when you turn off the turrets. Then they can tell that I told you. They activate the gas chambers. She dies. You go in on your ship, the weapons turrets shoot you down. Your forcefield isn't wide enough for all of the kinetic spreadshot. She dies. You die.""WHY would you need to saw through her head?!" You yell. "Who says you can't bring anyone back with you?! Is it the laws of physics? Because that asshole is our bitch! Is it time? Fuck time! I don't care about time! Live up to your fucking poten-"And then Damien slapped you hard enough to sting."I. Can't. Save. Anyone." He said.
>>24477512Exactly. We can't make her feel bad about it if she's dead.
>>24477391So you just go back far enough that you can whisk her away somewhere safe BEFORE they get the idea to threaten her! Nobody needs to cut off any heads!
>>24477534SLAP HIM RIGHT THE FUCK BACK."I'M SAVING FUCKING EVERYONE."
>>24477512Heather can be mad at Anna when the lives of those she cares about are no longer in danger.That includes Anna.
>>24477534>"I. Can't. Save. Anyone."YOU'VE SAVED ME
>>24477547This.Then I say we go with >>24477458 >>24477482 >>24477502Armatek turned the war into this, we make them realise what they've done.
>>24477534"...I'll do it myself then."Down to the iso chamber to find the Armatek bigwigs and their immediate families!Then grab their collective nuts with TK and give them the ultimatum.
>>24477458>>24477482>>24477502Yes."I will end them.">>24477273Let's send a message.
>>24477534I got nothing."So, what do we do?"
>>24477534I'll say it again, call in daddy dragon, hopefully she'll have pull with the merc company still, knock out the tech as they get close, reak merry hell when you get there.
>>24477534"You saved Max. You saved Alex. You saved me more than once.""If they've got Kat locked up so tight, where are their little sisters, Damien?"
>>24477534And if I trade myself for her?
>>24477534Rub cheek. "Listen, I go into the Iso Chamber and when I find the turrets, BEFORE I DO ANYTHING! I send a message to Rho to port into the room. Then the second they port in I disable the turrets, then they port out before the gas activates."
>>24477534Wait, I've got a better plan!We need to plug Omni into the supercomputer, then we get him to hack into *everything*
>>24477558After saying this tell him "Fuck it, I'm doing this my way." Grab Sarvesh, Summer, Omni and go. They can't see futureshit if we plan nothing.
>>24477534Slap him right back. "We are going to fucking save her. You saved Lambda, you saved me, you have saved more than you know. We will make a future where she is safe."We might have to get into contact with any Armatek bigwigs and remind them how prevalent technology is in their lives and that if they harm one hair on her head they will die.
>>24477580Couldn't we just deactivate the gas mechanism?
>>24477580I see no reason why this shouldn't work... lets see if Exabutt shoots it down for PLOT reasons.
>>24477534>why can't i figure out a great plan to end all our problems!don't send a message, they'll turn on the gas straight away if we so much as blow our nose in their direction.
>>24477534>They activate the gas chambers.that requires that they still have power
>>24477534Is this cue for maybe we should all settle back and worry about rescue missions at a later time.
>>24477534Oh man, we're getting all our rage out here. Save some for the villains Heather! Then again, we've probably got a lot of anger, frustration and just plain energy to let out between the Anna issue, possibly killing our friend only a short while ago, and general stress.
>>24477605Or TK air bubble around her head.
>>24477534"What if I took it all down? All at once. Bring Armatek crashing to it's knees. All their guns, all their weapons, the gas chamber, the turrets, their computers, all of it no longer their own."
instead of going after the turrets directly lets go after the control room where they do all this stuff. And whatever backups they have.
Somebody who's in the IRC with exabutt! Tell us if he's making this arbitrarily difficult so there has to be a choice!
>>24477620Heather's going to end up sectioned at this rate.
>>24477534What if we gave Sarvesh/Robin our tech powers with the worm? What happens then?
>>24477635He doesn't tell us things like that.
>>24477534"how long do you have until they do it?"
>>24477620More anger means more deathspheres.
>>24477649Bullshit, I know he whines about what the players are doing in there! I seen it!
>>24477655But he never helps us out any.
>>24477534Have they thought of how to counter Rho having TK
"Okay how about we-">"Won't work.""Then maybe we could-">"Won't work.""We could try-">"WON'T WORK!"Good to see we're being given so many options.
>>24477655He complains or comments sometimes, but spoilery stuff isn't given to us.
Didn't Rho say she was fast enough to get in and out before anyone could possibly notice?
>>24477671The solution is to shut the fuck up and ACT. We went over before how to counter futuresight. DO BULLSHIT UNPREDICTABLE STUFF.
"You saved Max." You say. "You saved Alex. You saved me more than once."You take a deep breath, and rub your cheek. "Listen, I go intothe iso chamber, and when I find the turrets, before I do ANYTHING... I send a message to Rho to port into the room. The moment they port in, I disable the turrets, and they port out before the gas activates."Damien paused."I... I can't see that one. That path." He said, his eyes widening. "I can't see that one at all, so it isn't certain. It... It might be. It might work."
>>24477684Apparently Armatek brought out their haxtek for this one.
>>24477684im assuming she gets plot speed for this
>>24477688"HA! YAH SEE! FUCK TIMELINES!"
>>24477688"It might.Damien, are there any security measures they have that you haven't told me about? I don't want to be blindsided by something you knew."
>>24477688Slap him."And you've been wrong before. I've proved you wrong. And if there's no success that you can see, then you just shut up, do what I tell you, and watch me tell the future to go fuck itself!"
>>24477688right lets do that then... and then we set the selfdestruct for the station once they are gone.this is war
>>24477688This is going to end so, so badly.
>>24477688Shut up. Stop looking ahead. You go to the medibay, pop those pills and gorge yourself on chocolates. THATS AN ORDER.
>>24477688alright something to work with!"anything else you can tell me about what measure they have against us? doesn't matter how small."
>>24477688"It will work. It has to work. We'll save her.And then Armatek is gonna pay. Growing psions and then using them as slaves? Obscene, and horrible. But now they're screwing with our friends and family."
>>24477718Nah, then we find the people who coordinated this attack and make their lives hell. Random TK sacktaps at random times of the day, all the spam, throttle any communication they try to send, glitch everything they try to activate, send pictures of their loved ones to them, and so on.
hey it could go well, we recently had a 100 for technopathing so thats improved. As is our TK finesse.
>>24477688Watch Exa make us roll for it and we get a 1.
>>24477688"Well let's pop over before the big rescue mission then. Regular goons like the ones Armatek employ don't scare me any more, as long as everyone here can work together."
>>24477688"Good enough. I'll get Rho."
>>24477728Always plan for every occurrenceAlways plans for every contingencyBut no plan survives the battlefieldSo sometimes, you just have to roll the hard 6.
>>24477738No, they just get to die.
>>24477688This is going to be one of those things where we have to make one roll to not get people shot or killed and we'll fail with something incredibly mediocre like a 43.
>>24477734Making Armatek pay is simple enough with technopathy, once psions are common knowledge to the media, we steal all their files on their engineered psion project and release them to media stations across known space.Then every single member of Armatek gets to spend the rest of their lives trying not to drop the soap.
>>24477762Too easy. No escape for them.
>>24477774All the airlocks on their stations just happen to accidentally vent whenever they walk past.
>>24477768exactlyin fact right after we rescue Damien's sister we can do that. Our intro picture will be a little girl being rescued from them.Then we'll show snapshots of Rho's and Isaac's life. Finally we'll dig everything we can find from their oh-so-secure supercomputers and post it all on the extranet.
>>24477768Or we can just vent the board of directors into space. And delete all of their files. And destroy all of their facilities.
And then you slap him back."And you've been wrong before." You say. "I've proved you wrong. And if there's no success that you can see, then you just shut up, do what I tell you, and watch me tell the future to go fuck itself!""Yeah." He said, and sniffled, wiping his nose. "Are there any security measures they have that you haven't told me about? I don't want to be blindsided by something you knew.""Turrets, weapons platforms, gas chambers- those are chain pulled to subvert you- and then both exosuited and non-suited soldiers. The latter are armed with primitive explosion-based guns, and they have almost the entire place covered in them.""... I'll go get Rho.""O-okay." He said. Then he looked down to the gun, and tossed it back into the stash."Stop looking ahead." You say. "You go to the medibay, pop those pills, and gorge yourself on chocolates. That's an order.""Y... yes ma'am." He said.
>>24477853Heh.<Rho, up for a pre-rescue mission rescue mission?>
>>24477853I am 100% convinced this is a trap.
>>24477853<Rho, grab an energy drink and meet me in the isochambers, we're getting serious.
>>24477853"It'll all be alright, I'll take care of it."Give him a hug, get Robin and the others. We have a crazy plan to try to pull off.
>>24477853>Heather going full squad leaderI like it.
>>24477853Lets suite up we got super heavy Armour for a reason>
>>24477840Why give them the easy way out?Donate all their money to various charities, make every piece of tech they try to use fail or just insult them. Every bodyguard near them with an exosuit will start to aim their guns at them at random times, non-exosuited bodyguards will receive threats regarding their loved ones and painful hits from TK.Doors will slam shut on them, shuttles will crash, computers will blare gay centaur porn, cameras will auto-shoop bukakke onto them, ect, ect.For days. Then we expose them to the government and watch them try not to drop the soap.
>>24477853We can sever the chains and diffuse the explosives with TK. They may have planned for us, but they forgot our other specialty doesn't have a distance limit either
>>24477881Of course its a trap. He just told us all about how it was designed to kill us when we went in.
>>24477921>Donate all their money to various charitiesAnonymously.
>>24477914>it's not complete yet."It'll be alright." You say. "I'll take care of it."He nodded, and you pull him into a long, tight hug.<Robin, grab an energy drink and meet me in the isochambers.> You say, making your way down there. <We're getting serious.>She was already down there by the time you were, and she was sitting on one of the chambers. "Are you gonna yell at me again?" She asked.
>>24477853gonna need everyone in on this, every little advantage helps. Maybe Theta can give Rho something that let's her hold her breath for a longer time.
>>24477928No, I mean, the whole thing is set up so it's a trap within a trap. We'll get there and find his sister isn't kidnapped, but they want us to interface with the turrets because they've managed to make their own technopath worm.
>>24477952"Nope. Are you up for a pre-rescue mission rescue mission?"
>>24477952"No. We're punching ArmaTek.".
>>24477952"Later, for now we have planning to do. Damien's little sister Kat was kidnapped by Armatek. We need to save her. I'm going to go into the Iso Chamber and find her, then we I send you a message, WHEN I A SEND YOU A MESSAGE, not before or after, you will teleport in and grab his sister. Do it as quickly as possible."
>>24477952If only. Damien's been compromised. They've got his sister.
>>24477952nope beg for your help.
>>24477952"I'll go into one of the isochambers, and you jump in and port me to a different one. Just in case."
>>24477952I need your help. Only you can do this, not Sarvesh, but it will be extremely dangerous.
We tootally need to bring up the fact Damien said he loved us after all of this is cleared up.Also, extort him for favors forever because we saved his sister.
>>24477952no, armatek grabbed Damien's sister to get him to kill me. We're rescuing him. It's time for you to shine again.The plan is you teleport in as I disable the turrets and bombs then teleport out. They have it rigged to gas so you need your exosuits helmet and a gasmask for her.
>>24477958No, wait. We'll get there and both Alex and Anna will be there, both forced to work for them.
>>24477952"Nope. We need to rescue Damien's sister from Armatek."
>>24477952"no, please Robin, will you help me save Damien's sister? Armatec has her."what else can we do to increase the chance of success?they can figure out if we enter their systems but we can still look at them remotely right?observe what they are doing. maybe we can try to look in to the past again to see if they planted any nasty surprises Damien missed.
>>24477952"Only if you start thinking negatively or say you aren't good enough. I need your help. You are literally the only person who can do this. Not me, not Issac, not Sarvesh, you, you're the only one.ArmaTek has Damien's little sister, they have her held hostage with a host of measures to keep us from getting her. They keep threatening to kill her and torturing him. What we're doing is I'm going to give you the location of the place, I'm going to shut off the auto-turrets and as many of the other counter-measures as possible and at the same time you port in, grab the girl, and port out.I'm not going to lie, it's dangerous, it's risky, but I can't do it.I would advise wearing an exo-suit or something with an internal air supply, just in case."
>>24478003As a friend, I'm sure.
Let's make sure she takes a pair of gas masks with her.
After we save everyone from everything ever and break up with Anna, our goal should be to get better taste in music.Seriously, bubble gum pop is shit tier.
>>24478008This fits exactly why he couldn't see some of the futures as well.
"I need your help." You say. "Only you can do this, not Sarvesh, but it will be extremely dangerous." You say."Well, I got Newt's armor." She said. "And I'm pretty good in a fight.""Are you up for a pre-rescue mission rescue mission?""I am, yep." She said. "What's the plan?"Some time later, she teleported back in, wearing a small respirator, and her armor looked thicker, more padded. "Summer said she made this to work even against acid or things meant to clog it up, and Theta made my lungs a lot better so I can hold my breath. And then Summer took me to that little weird world place and pumped up my armor."Then she held up the second respirator, complete with a small air supply."I think I'm ready. Are you ready?"
>>24478079>and break up with AnnaI don't think that's really a given yet.
>>24478093Im readyEnter the iso chamber. Lets do this
>>24478098Lets not start this now.>>24478093"I think so, keep an eye out for my message."And into the Iso chamber.
>>24478093"As ready as I will be. Are you within one hop of the location? This needs to be the quickest in and out that you've ever done."
>>24478079>Thinks Heather will ever stop listening to PC6. LaughingRobots.jpg
>>24478093"Let's do this."
>>24478093"As I'll ever be."
>>24478093"I also think it's a trap. Just... Be very very careful.""If you can, Appear a kilometre to the left to begin with."
>>24478093>no I'm not. I'm fucking worried!get in the chamber and remote view them first.
>>24478093"No, I'm not really."Fuuck can't we just remote view the place before we jump in?
>>24478093Do the false isochamber thing, so Damien can't try anything funny.
>>24478093Remote view first, then we go in.
"As ready as I will be." You say. "Keep an eye out for my message.""I will." she said.You stripped down- and Robin oogled you for a bit until you shut the curtain, and climbed inside. Once there, the chamber hissed, and you levitated... And focused.>Roll 1d6 for Event! taking first one!>And then the first three d100s for Clairvoyance.
Rolled 1>>24478168event roll!
Rolled 71>>24478168we're going to fail so hard
Rolled 68>>24478168brain scan
Rolled 85>>24478168CV powers activate!~
>>24478192Oh thank god, the last acceptable d100 was a high roll.
Rolled 6>>24478168100 pls.
Rolled 41>>24478201You're 1 too low.>Get on my level.
>>24478210If it's best of three then yeah, but I don't think it is. I think it's the average. So 43.
>>24478219It's an event roll, silly.High and low are neither good nor bad.
>>24478192Thank fuck for that, with all the d6s I got confused and thought we'd blown it.
>>24478219I don't remember if we want high or low, or if it matters, on random event rolls.
I'm on the edge of my fucking seat here!why do i care so much about fictional characters?!I'm ruining myself!
>>24478241Because life has no meaning if you don't give it one.
Closing your eyes, focusing, swimming into the depths, you reach outward.And you found the station. Built into an asteroid, on a trajectory around a small, planetless sun, weapons platforms waited and hid for any ships to come. More turrets lay inside, automated ones, and soldiers roamed the halls.Sitting in a brightly lit room, hugging her knees, Kat sat, waiting. she didn't seem upset, or bothered, just rocking back and forth, and back and forth.The turrets and the soldiers sat on the other end of the room, guns at the ready, and at least two pointed at Kat herself.She didn't seem to notice.Outside of the chamber, you knew, Robin was talking. "You got a Where for me? I don't know where I have to go yet."
>>24478303Can we like... pre-target all the weapons and turrets around the room? Also, telepath what we see to Robin.
>>24478303"Yeah, I do, but there's guns pointed right at her."
Rolled 39>>24478303<On an asteroid base, around a small sun, <here>.><On three? Ready GO!>
>>24478303"not yet, hold on"observe Kat, is she booby-trapped?
>>24478303What type of guns to the soldiers in the room itself have? Are they primarily the suited ones or the non-suited ones?
>>24478303It's at this point that I think we should try and find these guys' close relatives, preferably children, and send them their pictures, along with a warning <Retribution.>
>>24478303Bring her to the Manifestation chamber, we can lock that down if anything happens.
pass Rho the Where.Instead of disabling the turrets, set them to fire on the soldiers only. Disable the bomb that is obviously strapped to or implanted in Kat
>>24478303could they have cloned her in the time they had her?she's not very big.
>>24478303Have you got your clay gunk?
>>24478303Find the chains that activate the gas, and figure out how to diffuse the explosives. when we start, we'll want to use TK to disable both.
>>24478303Keep looking around. Don't interface with anything.
>>24478303What are these chain thingys Damien mentioned?
People who are anticipating for something to happen react badly to the unexpected.A distraction might give Robin the second she needs.
>>24478391Pull chain, receive gas. Few mechanical parts, no electronics.
@Exabyte: Spoilers! If it was a 5 or 6, Kat woulda' been psionic as they tested her.
<Yeah, I do, but there's guns pointed right at her.><You can turn those off, right?> she asked.<I should...> You say- most of the guns are standard magnetic propulsion, as are the turrets, but one had a true antique- a proper revolver, with a huge barrel.<When you get there, bring her to the Manifestation chamber. We can lock that down if anything happens.><I can do that.> She said.<Have you got your clay gunk?> <Yep.>You look along the walls, and find small chains here or there, attached into plugs for pressurized gas canisters. Simply pull on the chain, the plug falls out, and the gas- whatever it was- fills the room.
>>24478419<Ready when you are.>Let's do this.
>>24478419So TK the plugs into place. We have some pretty crazy strength, far more than the guards can muster without significant effort I'd imagine.
>>24478419Can we put a small amount of TK pressure behind the plugs so the gas is held back by TK?
>>24478419"You'll need to be fast." And give her a count down, from 5 to 1.
>>24478419Scan around the parts we cant see for any hidden surprises.
>>24478412that could have been really good or really bad.>>24478419what is going on outside of the room?, around the entire room.
We should also get Theta waiting in the Manfiestation chamber just in case she's mortally wounded but not immediately dead.
>>24478419A revolver should be pretty harmless - port in so that Heather's shielding Robin/Kat from it, and it'll likely not pass through armor - even if it does, one or two gunshots are almost never instantly fatal or even all that debilitating, and we can get patched up upon returning anyway.
>>24478419Get her the location, make sure she can get there in one short hop.We're going to have to multitask like a motherfucker for this. We'll have to shut down the turrets, shut down most of the guns and suits but we'll want to make some of them shoot the guy with the revolver as I can see that going badly for us.And also TKing the gas things shut.Take another look around, make sure there's no additional surprises, double-check things.Then give Robin a countdown and wreak havok. Have Theta waiting for Robin and Kat in case they need some medical attention.
>>24478419<There's a revolver thing which I can't touch. The Gas system is physically activated so I can't touch it.>
>>24478419We can use TK to destroy the revolver and make the chains fall off without taking the plugs with them.
we have TK too... and for psionics there is no distance.
>>24478471We'll just jam a lance of pure TK straight up the barrel. Good luck firing it with a ruined cylinder and no hammer.
I really hope this is the real Kat we're trying to rescue.
>>24478507Damien would know, I think.
You scan, one more time, and then resolve to put TK pressure on the plugs. You'd need to hold them in as someone grabbed them... And then you find the explosives hidden underneath the panels, waiting for someone that weighs enough to step on them...<Also, get Theta waiting in the chamber in case she's hurt.><Yessir.> Robin said, and vanished. She returned a moment later.<There's a revolver thing I can't touch, and the gas system is physically activated so I can't touch it.><Then we'll have to hurry. My armor should be able to hold against one bullet.>And then you also need to technopath the guns and the explosives...>Do you intend to mulitask?>Do you intend on using TP alone?
>>24478419Wait wait wait.CALL UP KAT WITH EINSTEIN
>>24478439This, we can assemble blocks with ease from lightyears away. We should be able to plug these canisters.
>Do you intend to mulitask?yes, we have a finesse boost>Do you intend on using TP alone?no, Tk the gas plugs, even for an extra second. We'll trust Rho verse the gun
>>24478529IDEA! Let's create a small platform with TK so Rho doesn't touch the floor at all.Then disable the turrets and guns, and spring the plan.
>>24478529Technopathy to jam all the guns we can, let the turrets move on their bearings, that's not worth the effort to stop.Hold the plugs inpoke the guards on the shoulders so they turn around at just the wrong time.
>>24478575That makes sense. No weight, no triggering the explosives.
>>24478529Yes, we intend to multitask.No, we don't intend to use TP alone. Keep that pressure on those plugs with TK. Also, maybe put upward pressure on the panels surrounding Kat?
>>24478529First, warn Rho about the explosive weight activated panels, let her know that she can not touch the ground.And we'll have to multitask, I don't think we can TK that many guns and people at once with enough force.
>>24478575platform is probably the wrong word. Lift. Let's create enough lift to hold her just off the ground.
>>24478534Err. Yeah. Do this first.She might be a decoy, and the real Kat is ok.
>>24478529we have gas masks ready but there is no telling how fast that gas spreads.>I'm leaning towards multitasking>keep the plug in place>fuck with the electronics>I hope Robin's armor is good enough.
>>24478575Can we just make a TK shield? Hold them away from the explosives, hold the gas and bullets away from them. A complete bubble of impenetrable force like Isaac does. Saves us having to multitask.
>>24478600Damien has been watching since they took her, one would hope he knows she's real.
>>24478529Technopathy on the guns/explosives, TK the gas plugs or chains to prevent them from being pulled, just block the revolver (make 100% sure we tell Robin where it is so she can position us) and trust armor+speedy teleport+possibly lucky miss to carry us back, where any damage can be healed anyway.
>>24478611That would work, if we can pull it off.
>>24478600>They have Kat>Delta's power is manifestationYup, let's just make sure.
>>24478626He can only make things, not people.
>>24478626>>24478600That would just alert them to the fact we know she was taken, which might mean they shoot her.
>>24478631But this Kat isn't acting very humanish. Not even scared, exa said.
You open your eyes for a single, long moment... And then you reach out to call Kat through Einstein.It rang for a long, long time.You shake your head, and focus again, once again on the guns and explosives...And focus.>Roll for multitask!
>>24478631Actually, if he makes some kind of animatronic Kat... But Damien would know if that was the case.
Rolled 43>>24478647oh geez.
Rolled 89>>24478647oh god, please
Rolled 79>>24478647Multitask go!
Rolled 39>>24478647Someone will get a 100. I bet you.
Rolled 22>>24478647we are all the things.
>>24478656I think we should make it.
Rolled 42>>24478647Rolling for Kat-saving.Weren't we going to tell Rho to go in first?
EVERYONE, STOP ROLLING NOW.
>>24478667I meant a one, but a 100 would be good too!
STOP ROLLING!STOP ROLLING EVERYONE!You're putting us at unnecessary risk!
Rolled 38>>24478656>>24478658>>24478659Not exactly impressive, but not bad.
>>24478678>>24478682Watch. Someones going to leave dice on and get a 1
>>24478658>>24478659Oh my god, >>24477764 was psychic.Lucky we have that future-defying 83.
>>24477764>>24478700dude should buy a lottery ticket.
>>24478700You bet I am.Wanna know something funny? The average of the first three rolls for the event roll worked out be 43 as well.
I miss fate points, having a "get out of crappy quest-ending roll" point lying around was always a weight off the mind for situations like these.
Focusing, you reach into the guns...<Now.> You say, and shut them off.A plume of smoke shot into the room, running-And the revolver fired twice, catching the plume once in the thigh, and the other... in the head.Robin collapsed onto Kat, lying there for a moment-And then the group dropped their nonfunctional guns, and raised more gunpowder ones, and started to fire.And one by one, shot by shot, they all burst into clouds of smoke before they hit her.Dazed and bleeding, she grabbed Kat, and vanished into smoke again.>End of thread!
>>24478728Looks like all my speculation of what kind of trap they had planned was for naught.
>>24478728WE DID IT! I mean she was injured but WE DID IT! Theta can heal her up just fine!
>>24478728Theta's waiting for her where they come out. She'll be fine, right?
>>24478728>We roll 83>Dude with revolver gets headshot.Wha-
>>24478728Regardless of how it turned out, each and every one of those guys is going to get an ominous message with pictures of their loved ones and instructions to load up their coms with as much dirt on Armatek as they can get their hands on.
Rolled 58>>24478728Well..That was a thread.Are we archived?
>>24478728And that's why earlier I suggested we make the guys with the suits kill the revolver dude.
>>24478728Oh, also, forgot to mention; By the day, I started questing a year ago!>>24478762Multitasking makes things harder.
>>24478762Exabyte just can't leave us without some kind of a cliffhanger.Not that the threat is empty, just that he was probably going to do something like that even if we rolled a nat 100.
>>24478728Wait, so the posts specifying that we position ourselves relative to Robin so that we cover her from the revolver when she ports didn't count?
>>24478728oh god, ROBIN!please, please, don't let all this end badly.i need to go pass out now.
Rolled 83>>24478784>Oh, also, forgot to mention; By the day, I started questing a year ago!Congratulations!Have a nat 1 to celebrate with.
>>24478794...What are you trying to say here?
>>24478728I thought we were going to going to make doing something to the revolver a priority...
>>24478728Okay, since we made sure that Theta is there, she should be fine. Theta can fix that shit.And next thread, we ruin Armatek.
Thanks for the thread Exa, certainly a good comeback from yesterday. The opening segment did a good job of deflecting shitstorm, and I loved the pure action/plot focus after that as well.
>>24478784>By the day, I started questing a year ago!
Rolled 67>>24478801That's not a nat 1, silly.
>>24478809We really need to prioritize Anna and Alex next. Then we destroy Armatek completely.
>>24478805That there was one revolver and unless the future involves faster movement from these mooks than Robin can teleport we could easily prevent her from being hit?
>>24478809Next thread, we're saving Anna and Prometheus.Then, well... >>24477273
>>24478784Well, you managed to avert the oncoming storm after last thread. I'm impressed.Congratulations on a successful year of questing.
>>24478809and pray that Anna and Alex/Phi are alright and that they return in one piece.>>24478784congratulations, i should read your other quests sometime, but I'm to busy worrying about the current one.>I've been following since Vale quest so i have some catching up to do.
>>24478784Congratulations.Also, fifty five thread streak! Are you planning celebrations?
>>24478835That isnt, either.
>>24478728I like Annaquest and actionquest a lot more than glacially-paced flirting quest, thanks Exa.
Rolled 74>>24478865Yeah well at least I can roll.
>>24478857He delayed the oncoming storm... But the question is, for how long?
Rolled 77>>24478809Anna and Alex need rescuing still, and we just lost Rho for the job.
>>24478728we should totally reward her with TK via the technopathic Virus.>If you could have another psionic power, which one would you want?>"It'd be so cool to be able to move things with my mind, like all of the naturals."
>>24478879I can't help but feel like this sudden rush of PLOT is at least in part Exabyte flipping the bird to everyone who said nothing ever happens in Psion Quest.
>>24478893I see those not!0s.
Rolled 72>>24478893>dice+1d1ʘʘ>ʘʘYeah ... okay.