http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ghost%20QuestYour codename, your only name, is Delta Phoenix. You were a ghost of the Terran Dominion until the recent fall of Korhal and death of Emperor Mengsk gave you back your free will. Now, on the fringes of Dominion space, you have gone rogue. After finishing your last mission and killing Councilman Migar on Umoja, you escaped with Dominion Dissidents and defected Umojan security forces on a Hercules-class transport, as well as your fellow rogue dominion marine, Corporal Jacob Henderson.Your first stop was a Dominion research station in orbit over Jungle World XTYU003, a remnant of the Brood Wars, where you accidentally activated a rogue A.I. You stopped the menace, and began mining operations. Planetside you met a Protoss Dark Templar, who gave you a cryptic message that you would meet again.You then went to Space Platform A-22-OP in orbit over planet Jestos. You took on the Diablos Locos gang by yourself, but were captured. You managed to recruit your interrogator, Mia Rodriguez, who has proven herself an invaluable pilot. You then took a mercenary mission to kill the leader of a Mercenary group, wound up in another interrogation room, but managed to kill the leader by hijacking her Banshee mid flight and throwing her into the propellers. Your current primary objective is to travel to the defunct Gorgon-Class Battlecruiser Hydron, in orbit over a zerg-occupied urban world: Jestos. In order to do this, you have to increase your resource stockpile and acquire more crew.To this end you travelled to Desert World JD001, raided a dominion mineral transport, sabotaged a major Dominion security installation, and rescued a large number of civilians. Unfortunately the operation cost you your hand, and you are currently unconcious aboard your ship, the Hercules transport.You begin to regain conciousness...>Adjutant A.I. online. Loading...
>"No! Let her go! LET HER GO!">"Mommy! Mommy!">"Stun 'em, get the prods out.">"Please, please, she's all I have, don't do this, you can't do this!"You grab for the woman's hands, they're so far away. You can't get free. The metal binds you. Cold, unfeeling, huge hands. You hate them. You hate everything. You need to... be... free... you need to... hands... the hands...You blink your eyes open. The familiar visage of Doctor Lee standing over you. He's a older man, a dark man, a tall man. He half-smirks at you before speaking.>"Maybe I was wrong about you. You saved a lot of good people. Don't try and get up, you're so jacked full of sedatives I bet you can't even read my mind. Sorry we couldn't save your hand, but the rest of you is going to be just fine."He's wrong about the mind-reading. He's still in shock about the revelation of your gender, as is Henderson. The Corporal has taken control of operations. Doctor Lee doesnt' know the details, so you'll need to consult your adjutant. For now you are in civilian clothes. Your armor and weapons are likely in the ship's armory. >"How long was I asleep?">"Two whole days. Your Corporal took command, had the SCV pilots you rescued put to work right away. Bit of a slaver that marine.">"I need... can you bring me my suit?" >"Afraid you won't be needing it any time soon. We've got it nice and safe. But there's a couple people you'll need to speak with, first."The doctor stands up and leaves, you sit up in the bed through no small effort and wait for your visitors.
>>25773479ooh ooh is there a mirror, we need to see what we look like, and how big our boobs aresorry, its a reflex...
>>25773479Voting that we don't take any shit on account of our gender. We're still "Sir" to you Corporal.
>>25773479Who's this joker?!
Adj, a bit of advice, maybe keep a pastebin doc with updated stats and records of resources and units and post this in the OP of every thread, so we have something we can refer to easily on hand
You wait for a few minutes, expecting Henderson or perhaps Mia. You are, instead, greeted by Private John 'Johnny' Johnson. >"I didn't think you could - I mean. I never expected you to actually - You saved my son's life. My wife. He's not even six months old and the Dominion were willing to... doesn't matter. I convinced all the old Junkworthy crew to join you as marines. The Corporal had us outfitted with CMCs and we're with you to the end, no matter what.">Awaiting response...
>>25773514Totally game for thisWould prevent repeat questions
>>25773494I doubt they're that big, with the gender-hiding suit and all that. (They wouldn't fit if they're too big)
>>25773504Doctor James Lee has been civilian medic onboard since the Umoja jump.
>>25773520"Glad I could lend a hand...any chance you can lend one back?"Sorry couldn't resist
>>25773520"Didn't seem right to let them die for the Dominions tyrany."
>>25773520I am glad to have saved them. We're any harmed from the Maruader grenade besides myself?
>>25773514Typically information is loaded. However you do not have access to your suitboard adjutant. As such, that information is currently unknown.
>>25773520>Good to have you on board private, could you call doc for a second, I need to know when I can get my suit back.
>>25773535oh you sly sexy thing...
>>25773535Oh my. Well, guess we'll have to talk to the doc for more info then.
>>25773520"I'm glad we were able to give them their freedom back."
>>25773535This is exactly why we need to be able to put our Adjuant into a body. So she can accompany us when we don't have our suit on.
>>25773535You, yeah you in the polymer casing, I like you.
>>25773520Cool."You're part of the crew, Johnny. I guess they are now too."
>>25773547especially when in bed
Whatever we actually say, we open up or close with this. >>25773531It's too good to pass up.
>>25773520Dis guy's got what it takes. Unflinching loyalty. He can get a promotion to squad captain or something once we need more than Henderson to lead.Unless he's terrible at combat I guess.
>>25773520"It's good to have you on board John, I'm glad your family is alright, take good care of them. Huh, so this is what that warm fuzzy feeling inside that people talk about is like."
You respond to the private, thanking him for his service and telling him that you couldn't just let that happen. You request he send for the doctor or, if possible, your suit.>"Yessir! I'll let the Corporal know!" You just hope that Henderson lets you return to the comfort of your suit before poking fun at your situation. You gaze longingly at your stump in your alone time, considering the missions that hand had brought you through, the things it knows about your past that you don't...Before long a scrawny man in bifocals enters the room with a knock best described as "extremely awkward." He stands there, awaiting your response. However, you instinctively don't recognize the need to talk until he clears his throat and begins.>"I'm uh, my name's Mac. Your marines told me you needed an engineer and I'm something of a political outlaw now for my radical beliefs on 'not being set on fire', so... I... Anyway, I feel indebted to you so I'll be working on a replacement for your hand. I have schematics for two basic options, which would you prefer?">Cosmetic. 150% of normal hand strength. Easier to conceal.>Recon. 250% Of normal hand strength. Armed with standard combat blade. Impossible to conceal.
>>25773611Can we have them be interchangeable?
>>25773611Can our suit cover up the hand?Also how common are prosthetics?
>>25773611>Cosmetic. 150% of normal hand strength. Easier to conceal
>>25773611Why don't we have both.jpgBut we can make do with the recon one if not.
>>25773622You ask the engineer.>"We've... really only got the one bay, so... I could, but it would take time."It is unlikely you will have both available on your next deployment.
>>25773633Err, cover up the recon hand that is.
>>25773611>CosmeticWe got along find with a normal crappy 100% hand, and I'd rather concealable for infiltrating
>>25773638First consider where we are going then decide.
>>25773633The suit will cover the hand, but wearing a Cirus suit invalidates any deep cover opportunities.
>>25773611>Cosmetic. 150% of normal hand strength. Easier to conceal.because we've done great with our normal hand and we can always switch it out at a later time once we get the second one constructed.
>>25773611Recon, I think our current plans let us avoid social infiltration for a while and by then we'll be able to swap for the situation.
>>25773638in that case,>Cosmeticfor now, and when its done, have him build the Recon one when he can
>>25773611Have him make both!Civvie to start since it doesn't seem like we'll be doing combat any time soon.
>>25773643Note: Hand strength was previous well over 100% hand stength with Cirus suit when used in close combat situations. Both hands will be less combat effective than previously.
>>25773638Get recon, work on cosmetic
>>25773611>Recon. 250% Of normal hand strength. Armed with standard combat blade. Impossible to conceal.we are a ghost, we are a murder machine in spandex not to much needed for cosmetic reasons.
>>25773638>CosmeticAfter he makes that, could he try making a Cosmetic one with a hidden blade in it?
>>25773651Alright.Voting for Recon hand because next mission is likely the battlecruiser. And have the engineer work on the other one too afterwards.
>>25773520"Any other casualties?"
>>25773654I'm thinking more along the lines of the crew not looking at our hand-knife everytime we walk around the ship rather than deep-cover. It would put both the civvies and most of the troops more at ease.
>>25773669>Both hands will be less combat effective than previously.until we get our suit back on
>>25773688Does the suit enhance cybernetics?
>>25773688The suit will not effect the strength of cybernetics.With upgrades it is easily possible to bypass suit capacity, however.
>>25773701I would assume so, because otherwise, without magicaly psionic handwaivium we would shatter our bones and tear our muscles to pieces
>>25773611>CosmeticWe have a very bad record with being captured. If our captors find us with a clearly combat-orientated bionic, they're going to disable or outright destroy it.If they see it as simply a replacement or fail to notice it, we have two functioning hands.Anyone that says we're not going to get captured again may as well say we're going to be friends with the Queen of Blades.
>>25773704If we're going straight for the Battleship after this I'd be tempted for recon hand then.But if we're in hand-to-hand with zerg we are doing something very wrong indeed.
>>25773720Man makes a point.
>>25773720>friends with the Queen of Blades.We're not? :(
First upgrade were getting is the assassins hidden blade
>>25773742and not a vibrate function?owait, we need to get Adjutant a body first for that
>>25773711We can upgrade our hand later anyway.>>25773720We can get the other after a mission or two so it's not a big deal - while we're definitely getting captured again at some point, I'm sure we can find a mission or two where that's not likely in the meantime. We get much more utility from recon, we don't really care whether our crew thinks our hand looks human or not, the hand is going to be as appallingly cybernetic either way, and Adjutant almost certainly prefers the recon version anyway.
>Registering Consensus.>"Make the cosmetic one, then the recon one. I'll need both. One last thing... were there any other casualties?">"None, ma'am. The uh... The Corporal really did a number on that marauder, though. Used the butt of that rifle and everything..">"Thank you. That will be all, Specialist." He looks as if he's going to salute, halfway begins to attempt one, offers an awkward wave instead, and quickly shuffles on. After some time, Corporal Henderson and Private Johnson return, Cirus suit in hand.>"Thought you weren't gonna make it for a while there, missy. Had me all worked up, love of my life - gone! Just like that!">"Private, leave the suit if you would. The Corporal and I need to exchange words."The private does as instructed and leaves the suit. Your only interest is the adjutant, located in the wrist computer. You feel a little strange placing it on a wrist with no hand, but begin rebooting your adjutant. You then look to Henderson. >Issue order to keep gender a secret as much as possible. >Ignore gender issue, ask about base operations while you were out of commission.
>>25773759>Ignore gender issue, ask about base operations while you were out of commission.Who gives a shit. More importantly, make sure adjutant is okay. and the suit is comfortable and fully operative.
>Ignore gender issue, ask about base operations while you were out of commission.It hasn't mattered to us really. Just habit to keep as much as possible secret.
>>25773759at no point have we cared what gender we were unless it becomes an issue we think nothing of it
>>25773759"The love of your life was a hand?"I'm curious how not being secret about our gender would impact things>Ignore gender issue, ask about base operations while you were out of commission.
>>25773759>Ignore gender issue, ask about base operations while you were out of commission.There's less than 50 people and a significant fraction of them have seen us out of suit already.
>>25773735She's kinda a bitch
>>25773785>Ignore gender issue, ask about base operations while you were out of commission.via>"The love of your life was a hand?"
>Registering consensus.>"The love of your life was a hand?">"Oh - you are a cuh-ruel mistress.">"Give me a status report, Corporal.">"We beat the snot outta' them Dominion boys, no way around it. Set up our base and started minin'. Mia's been blowin' hellions all to pieces these last few days. We've got almost everything we need to repair the cruiser, but we've still got a couple days a'fore the Dominion fleet reinforcements show up, an' I don't think I need to tell you they ain't gonna be happy about our reunion."You nod, then consult with your adjutant for exact details.>Loading resources...
>>25773759>Ignore gender issue, ask about base operations while you were out of commission.Though reminding him that despite our gender, and the fact that we don't give a fuck if the crew knows that our name isn't "little missy" and we've grown to like Sir isn't out of the question. It's an issue of respect, not gender.
>>25773759...Can we read his thoughts on our femaleness?Curious
Resources are as follows:Marines: 10 Firebats: 3Medics: 2 CMC, 1 CivilianVultures: 1 SCVs: 11Hercules Class Transport (Unnamed.)Planet-Hopper class Dropship (Unnamed.)Wraith (Dolphin 13, Pilot: Mia Rodriguez)Valkyrie (Unnamed, Pilot: Dave Jonesy. Copilot: Carol Theon)Banshee (Knife, stealth reactor, no pilot)1 Command Center1 Barracks2 Supply Depots1 Bunker1 Engineering Bay1 Vespene Refinery137 MoraleCivillians: 12 men, 9 women, 5 childrenResources:19,900 Credits>Minerals: 1605>Gas: 715Personal files available upon request.
>>25773759"Thank you.">Base operations>love of my life comment"Do you know the grip strength of a ghost, Henderson?" >we're getting a cybernetic hand... we're going to be ONE with the Adjutant... welp, machine fetish ghost is go.
>>25773831>Though reminding him that despite our gender, and the fact that we don't give a fuck if the crew knows that our name isn't "little missy" and we've grown to like Sir isn't out of the question. It's an issue of respect, not gender.That's not exactly ignoring the gender issue. Anyway, we seemed to have moved past that.
>>25773846You decide to have a bit more insight into your corporals thoughts, though you almost instantly regret the decision.>"Now I -knew- there was a reason I was always ogglin' that rear-end. Nothin' to worry about, old buddy. You were in the right all along. Regular ice-queen though, best I keep my eye on Mia instead. Hair like that, girl's bound to be a firecracker..."
>>25773849how much minerals and gas did we need for the Hydron?If we have enough, we should set that much aside and start building up a force capable ot taking it and getting it up and running
>>25773857Understanding your men is an essential part of being a Commander.
>>25773867>Gay fearTotally worth it. I regret nothing
>>25773869Estimated for repairs to Hydron:>Minerals: 1250>Gas: 750
>>25773867"You are right, it is best you keep your eyes on Mia"Then get him to leave, so we can change into our suit in private
>>25773849We need to at least look at the more stand-out lot of the new civilians. Personal files of any de-facto leader and anyone with expertise.Offer them a place on our crew, mention that we're thinking of upsizing, if not they're welcome to strike out on their own at the next port.
>>25773883Hm...any sources of gas nearby other then what we have right now? We'll need a bit of extra to jump to and fro just in case.
I say the remaining time we spend here we do half minerals half vespene. Make sure we get about double needed to repair the damn thing in case of unforeseen consequences.
>>25773867Laugh, probably for the first time we can remember start laughing.Oh Henderson, you cad. I love this guy.
>>25773883right, we need more gas, so that has priority, we want all we need to repair the Hydron before we leaveHow long would it take to get the remaining about?
>>25773849Requesting following information:Estimated battlecruiser repair billJump cost of current fleetEstimated jump cost of fleet + battlecruiserPossibility of docking Hercules and battlecruiser for expedited extraction of battlecruiser from it's current location
>>25773867>>25773880I am entirely happy with this.
Just as long as we don't romance the guy.
>>25773891I don't think that is a good idea.no doubt people are nervous about having someone who can read their minds around but bringing it up just seems like a dick move.
>>25773892The civilians are mostly poor miners. There is only one relevant file:Name: Cammac 'Mac' GuyverSex: MCurrent Rank: SpecialistCurrent Assignment: EngineerAdditional Training: Dropship PilotAge: 27Height: 5'2"Weight: 139 Lbs.Known Relatives: NoneAddt'l Notes: Engine specialist. Liberated from Mining Camp A-JK-10.
>>25773911He's not our type. More the kind to make fun of
>>25773915Definately keep Mac nice and safe. Hes our precious engineer.
>>25773915>'Mac' GuyverI see what you did there, Adjutant.
>>25773903Current cost of jump: 20 Vespene Gas.Estimated Jump cost of fleet with addition of Hydron: 30 Vespene Gas.Docking for repairs will be necessary. We do not have orbital repair vehicles.
>>25773867okay i got a laugh out of that. Mia's not very stable relationship wise right now though?
*suspicious eyes* /tg/ has a bad habit of romancing the first guy or gal the encounter.
>>25773898We've let it wait for too long. Let's get in there, jump it out to the Jungle World and repair it at our leisure there.If we wait any longer someone else is bound to take an interest in it, someone we won't be able to take on. The only reason someone hasn't already is the current chaotic situation the Dominion is in right now.
>>25773911WHAT! you would consider anyone other than Adjutant?!HERESY
>>25773940alright, then lets get at least enough vespene to jump several times at the very least.
>>25773932I have simply recorded their names as presented to me, Delta Phoenix.>>25773896Currently we have the capacity to construct an additional refinery. Any additional refineries will require additional resource locations and risk spreading our forces thin against Dominion aggression.At your request I can locate dominion vespene transports in orbit and order boarding actions.
>>25773934so we need to get a total of 800 vespeEEEEEN gas
>>25773934So I'm getting from this a burning need for some Vespein.Nearest source of dense Vespein, Adjutant?>>25773939Perhaps, but we're mostly reasonable people here-plus the MC is a girl, that eliminates half the waifu audience right away.
>>25773940We need a bit more gas for that, and I want enough surplus gas to make a couple jumps as well so we don't get stranded.
>>25773936Records indicate she is emotionally vulnerable and may seek stability in a strong personality such as Corporal Henderson.
>>25773934I vote we prioritise Vespene gas and stick around just long enough to get the required amount before heading straight for the Gorgon.Where's a good location to exact repairs from?
>>25773936considering the last guy was addicted to stims, and Henderson has shown quite the interest in the substance, lets get him to stop their use reacreationally
>>25773969honestly I agree, that or subtly discorage any sort of relationship.
>>25773957Increase Vespene harvest rate to max, scan for a transport brimming with gas please- we could certainly use it.
>>25773939Yeah.The adjutant.>>25773957Hmmm. Might as well start before they get suspicious.
>>25773939We're already romancing our Adjutant.
>>25773966I do not currently have intelligence on orbital repair tugs or facilities.
>>25773965if it would improve their overall morale and effectiveness, i see no reason to smother it with a pillow.
>>25773965we should mention to the Corporal her sensitivity and past 'history' with stims, with a stern warning, she has proven most valuable to us, if he were to affect her negatively, we would be most upset
>>25773934Negative, Adjutant.docking for repairs is understood.Query of docking to battlecruiser was for the jump out. Would the Hercules be able to 'piggy back' with the battlecruiser in order to cut necessary repairs to extract the ship?
>>25773983>>25773986somehow I don't think its going to work out.
>>25773965These records are not to be accidentally made available to the Corporal, adjutant. >>25773962We don't need to really move, do we? If we get our SCV pilots cracking on the gas we'll be out of here with time and gas to spare.
>>25773997I am uncertain at this time.Hypothetically the Hydron is equipped with bays large enough to house the current fleet.
>>25773994I'll second this, we can't afford to have our best pilot ruining her shit because Henderson got her back on stimsThe Corporal and Mia can do whatever they wish, as long as neither of their performance degrades
>>25773982Second.One more case of piracy should see us in the green.
>>25773998What are you talking about, it's going swimmingly!And it keeps other romances away
>>25774000We only have so much time-just looking for the quickest source of gas atm before the dominion arrive.
>>25774000>We don't need to really move, do we?Dominion fleet coming in a few days, we really don't want to be here when that happens
>>25774005Do you think it'd have a suitable receptacle for our Adjutant?
>>25774000The corporal has no access to your records, Delta Phoenix.>>25774000Current SCV production is 75 gas per day. We have 2 days until the dominion fleet arrives.We can invest in boarding actions on dominion transports, or invest in a second refinery.
>>25774019There are two per mineral field, yes?Like I said, build another refinery and have workers focus there.
>>25774017Gorgon-Class Battlecruisers are typically outfitted with and Adjutant.It is unknown if the adjutant onboard will be salvageable.
>>25773994We should not get involved unless we notice a change in performance. We're not going to try and play mind-games with our own crew like that. They wouldn't trust us if they found out.
>>25774019I say invest in the second refinery. We don't need a terible amount more...However just in case bring up the transports.
>>25774019My vote is for a boarding action on a transport with vespEEEEEN gas and be packed up and gone a day before the dominion arrivealso, a talking to the Corporal regarding Mia's 'fragile' nature is in order, not to dissuade him, but to warn him to be careful
>>25774042That's like saying "Dude, I know you're thinking about that girl, she's pretty loopy."There's a reason "Don't stick your dick in crazy" Is a saying.
>>25774042I vote for the boarding action against a transport and be out of here with a day to spare.I vote against meddling with our crews personal relationships. We should only intervene if it is imminently (not potentially) going to cause us problems.
>>25774058Pretty much this regarding micromanaging crew relationsWhat is this The Sims?
>>25774031>>25774058welp, as you guys is smarts, I'll amend my plan in >>25774042 to just be >My vote is for a boarding action on a transport with vespEEEEEN gas and be packed up and gone a day before the dominion arrive
sorry for not contributing but I saw the image and I just had to do this.
>>25774067Actually, both were me. So it's only one guy voting against the relationship advice.
>>25774079This is the result of Over Saturation at your main base.
>>25774082well consider it 2 now that I have realised the folly of my ways
>>25774033Loading transport list:>D.S.S. Emperor's BukkitManifest: 12 SCVs, 2 Mules. No additional Cargo.Defenses: 12 marines, 2 CMC marines.>D.S.S. High and Might PeeManifest: 600 Minerals, 100 Gas. Defenses: 6 Marines, 4 CMC marines, 1 Wraith Escort.>D.S.S. Zerg Ain't Shit.Manifest: 1200 minerals, 1200 gasDefenses: 24 Marines, 12 CMC Marines, 2 CMC-660 Marauders, 5 Wraith escorts, defensive batteries.>D.S.S. Prince of PastelsManifest: 100 Minerals, 100 Gas.Defense: Defensive gauss cannon. 2 Marines.>I.T.S. HopskotchNote: Civilian Vessel.Manifest: 250 Minerals, 250 Gas, 1 SCV.Defenses: 3 Crew (untrained)>D.S.S. [REDACTED]Manifest: [CLASSIFIED]Defenses: [CLASSIFIED]Additional notes: [CLASSIFIED]
>>25774079It struck me as angry, rather than sad.Angry at the injustices of the Dominion? Or the fact that we're leaving hellion-sized craters all over it? You decide.
>>25774100>>D.S.S. Zerg Ain't Shit.Manifest: 1200 minerals, 1200 gasWhy you gotta dangle that infront of us Adji?My vote is for >I.T.S. HopskotchIt gives us what we need quick and clean with no risk
>>25774100Oooh damn you Adjutant, trying to tempt me into risking our ass for the good stuff (And even a mystery box!)But no, Let's go for the juicy Civilian Vessel and snatch up their gas. Hell we don't even need to swipe the minerals
>>25774123Speaking of minerals, what do they taste like?
>>25774100>D.S.S. [REDACTED]Oh?I am fighting my curiosity so hard right now Adjutant, but I shall vote for the safe option>I.T.S. Hopskotch
>>25774100My vote is for 'High and Might Pee' or 'Prince of Pastels'.Preferably the latter, they're more likely to give up without a fight. We don't need much in the way of gas, just that little bit extra.
>I.T.S. Hopskotchlets grab it and go.>D.S.S. [REDACTED]I smell a ghost. Lets avoid at all costs.
>>25774131Probably pretty bad, since I think they're sorta radioactive.Not certain on that
>>25774100>>D.S.S. [REDACTED]uh... what's in the box?>>I.T.S. Hopskotchthis one smells like a trap.
>>25774132>>25774123>>25774118Civilians ain't gonna like that. And seeing as our crew is mostly civilian and so far happy with our leadership-choices, I'd say it might not be the best way to go.Dominon sorts are fair game, but I don't know if I want to risk the label of actual proper pirates now.
>>25774100>D.S.S. [REDACTED]>Manifest: [CLASSIFIED]>Defenses: [CLASSIFIED]>Additional notes: [CLASSIFIED]WHATS IN THE BOX!
>>25774149What if we work out a trade then?
>>25774145That's a good point. I know Adjutant loves us, but I don't doubt it's the hard kind of loving.
>>25774149the civvies aren't going to like getting slaughtered by the dominion forces either, you know, the guys they all ran away from?
>>25774158Scans are inconclusive, Dark Phoenix.An away team is required.
Since we've pretty much decided on the easy route I'm going to lay out the others anyway.>D.S.S. Emperor's BukkitTaking this would give us mules. They also wouldn't stand a chance.>D.S.S. High and Might PeeLots of defence for a measly 700 resources. Nu uh.>D.S.S. Zerg Ain't Shit.The stupid option>D.S.S. Prince of PastelsNext choice after hopskotch... might be worth it just for the gauss cannon.>D.S.S. [REDACTED]MYSTERY BOX. CAN YOU GUESS WHATS IN THE BOX?
>>25774166DAMN YOUwhen we get you a body we are so punishing you for this
>>25774160We don't really have an excess of minerals. But I'm more worried that it's a trap to be honest. It's just way too easy.
>>25774175With rope, leather, and cranked up sensitivity ratings?
>>25774181is there any other way?
>>25774172Mules should SERIOUSLY be on our shopping list, right up there with Orbitals, but right now we don't have the resources or time to spare. I bet the box is full of Hybrids
>>25774172Prince of Pastels>gauss cannon errywhere
>>25774179well if it is a trap, then we will be finding out WHATS IN THE BOX afterallso it gets my vote
>>25774187Toss her into a closet and acquire a new one?
Guys, we should avoid another pirate gig.Yes, it is quick loot, but if we make a habit of it we're either going to get people killed in a fight that could be avoided or risk causing a rift among the crew over objection/approval of 'habitual' pirating.We'll also knock our little band higher and higher up the shit list of Dominion forces with each ship we raid.We're a ghost, we should damned well know the value of being barely noticed.
Question!Does Cerebrate Anon exist in this universe?If so does Bernie exist in this universe?I just need to know so that I can properly prepare my anus
>>25774198>Implying you can prepare for Bernie.
>>25774194But they aren't the same ship as WHATS IN THE BOX
>>25774198The Sector is a large place.
>>25774197We can always deal with dissent reasonably. If people want to leave they can, and if they have opinions we listen when it matters.If we upset some folks, hold a grand party to cheer them up later.
>>25774198what?>>25774197this is only because we need to GTFO ASAP and get the Hydron up and running, once we've done that, we can turn to more 'legitimate' business
>>25774209if it is a trap, I'm betting HMS WHATS IN THE BOX will be involved
>>25774198pls no crossover
>>25774100We'll hit D.S.S. High and Might Pee or D.S.S. Emperor's Bukkit with our main dropship force and use the valkyrie to deal with the wraith. Cpl Henderson can lead the attack. We'll take the wraith and use it to intercept I.T.S Hopskotch, telling them to surrender and join us or take a drop pod planetside
>>25774230I somehow doubt we are capable of doing all that in the time we have
>>25774100we can ask the crew for input.in any case, my vote goes out to not picking on the transports. The mystery box is tempting but they must have a good reason to keep it secret, which would also mean heavy security.
>>25774230I definitely don't think we should split up our forces. Especially since there's growing interest in WHATS IN THE BOX and obviously-pic-related.
>>25774232>>25774236Why? We have a decent force now and we can conduct both operations simultaneously. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone
>>25774239I can dispatch a message to crew members requesting input.Which crew members would you like for me to contact?
>>25774100Voting for trading with I.T.S. Hopskotch and boarding D.S.S. [REDACTED] because I want to know what's in the box.
Prince of Pastels is the easiest, legitimate target.It has what we need, and within easy reach. The civilian transport is way too juicy for there to not be a serious risk of a trap, and the WHATS IN THE BOX option is unlikely to be transporting fucking vespene gas of all things.
>>25774275what would we trade with them?
>>25774254D.S.S. High and Might Pee or D.S.S. Emperor's Bukkit are both counterproductive. They have low (none at all in Bukkit's case) gas and lots of defence.
>>25774264Mia because she's been a pirate for some time and might have come across traps similar to this situation and maybe the guards from the Junkworthy know a thing or two?
>>25774279Fair enough, we'd probably try to minimize combat until we get a decent space force
>>25774254Our modus operandi is striking a single target with overwhelming and then getting the fuck out. Stretching our forces out is not part of the plan.
>>25774264Mia, Johnny and Henderson.
>>25774264the corporal, mia, and anyone else considered 'senior' in our little bunchall this paranoia is making me think the civvie transpo is a trap, so I'll change my vote from >>25774118to>D.S.S. Prince of Pastelswith 1 day of production plus our loot we should have 75+100 gas in 1 days take, more than enough to bring us up to our requried 800 gas
>>25774277Luxury goods (assuming that we have any.) Alcoholic beverages, soap, bedside lamps, that sort of thing. There's more to life than resources.
>>25774314and all that stuff is being used by our civvies, who we don't want to piss offright now we have nothing to give them, and they have everything we could want, so trading just seems stupid to me
>>25774298Contact Sent: Mia Rodriguez ->"I want to know what's on that last ship, Sir. Something that classified has to be good. I disable any ship without ship-to-ship defenses easily, so we'll want to look at those as our best targets. Even the one with one wraith, if I have the Valkyrie with me, doesn't stand a chance."Contact Sent: John "Johnny" Johnson->"Our boarding strength's good enough to take on pretty much any of these except the big guy. Rather you hit one of the dominion ships though."
>>25774314We'd take a hit to morale, but really that's one thing we have in abundance at the moment. Plus we'll get it right back when we acquire our new home.I'm still in favour for Prince of Pastels but opening a comm channel couldn't hurt.
>>25774314Alternatively we could trade whatever we find on the [Redacted.]Look it's 10:43 down here, and my ability to make good decisions is beginning to suffer.
>>25774340could we take the Banshee stealthed to do some recon of the USS REDACTED?
>>25774239IT'S HYBRIDS YOU GUYS, IT'S FUCKING HYBRIDS
>>25774357Banshees are incapable of operation in deep space.
>>25774363of course they are
>>25774340It's REDACTED time!
>>25774362Yeah, I'm with him. Fuck that.Go for Prince of Pastels and trade some luxury goods with the civvie ship.
>>25774363right then, fuck that option right off the menuPrince of Pastels stays as my vote
>>25774374Just to say, for those who don't know, Hybrids are terrifying.Just one would own all of our ships combined togetherAnd they don't usually transport 'just one'.Point is, unless we know some intel, I reeeeeally don't want to check out classified Dominion shit.
How about this we raid D.S.S. Prince of Pastels and see if I.T.S. Hopskotch is willing to trade for their gas.
>>25774401So we'll just loot them all then, what could possibly go wrong?Eleven O'clock decision making HO!
>Reaching partial Consensus.>"Ensign, open a channel with the I.T.S. Hopskotch.">"Sir."The main screen of the Hercules' small bridge comes on. In a few seconds you are greeted by the sight of what is potentially the ugliest woman you have ever seen. The background of the ship is clearly a junker, rusted and billowing steam. >"What do yeh want?">"I am interested in trading you for your Vespene gas." >"Well Ah'm takin' it ter Turr-sonis an' tradin' it fer ursadak hides, so unless yer willin' to cut out tha' middle man an' pay me what I'd git fer sellin' hides here, I ain't innerestid!"The signal ends, and you receive the exchange rate.100 Credits per 1 vespene gas.Note: This is 10 times the sector standard price.
>>25773867"Leela! Oh thank god! I've never been so happy to be beaten up by a woman."
>>25774445yeah nope, we ain't paying that
>>25774445....100 credits per 1 vespene....what the fuck is wrong with this broad?Fuck that, we're taking the gas, we can handle a small hit to morale
>>25774445Well fuck them, then. Prince of Pastels it is.
>>25774445He's an asshole. Board that fucker like a something something euphemism.
>>25774445While they're just common folk, we're pirates now so we'll have not much choice but to just rob them. If we can, keep it a secret from most of the crew and board it on pretence of a trade
>>25774445>100 Credits per 1 vespene gas.HAHA nope.our facilities at the mining camp are still producing gas right? if so, lets go raid the D.S.S. Prince of Pastels
>>25774445Tossing my vote in for the mystery box. It can't possibly be bad! Even if it's a hybrid! Or Kerrigan on a weird sight seeing tour. Inside a box. In space. Sealed in. Instead of with the Swarm.
>>25774476Let's not rob a civvy everytime they are rude to us. As a ghost we should be able to keep our cool (and remark to Corporal Henderson that we may have found 'the one' for him).
>>25774485We open the box and a billion Zerglings pop out and swarm us.
>>25774445"that is to much, thank you for receiving our call."
>>25774480She's an asshole.Sorry brain not working there.
>>25774514You probably weren't far off
If we had displayed ANY precognitive abilities, I'd have sworn we were Delta Emblock with a memory wipe.Unfortunately, Delta Emblock would be able to realise that /tg/ are a pack of dumbshits when it comes to running a quest and not losing obdyparts and hide.
>>25774499Might be a Zerg/Protoss research ship with live samples and/or hybrids. We'll need to scan it for defences first, else we be blown to smithereens by some secret weapon
>>25774535OR...leave it aloneSeriously, I don't wanna fight Hybrids, you guys.
>>25774544>>25774499>>25774530This can only end well.
>>25774499Okay. The entire swarm is in the box. Even Kerrigan has a budget.
>>25774535Yeah, no.Besides, if the defences of Zerg Ain't Shit weren't classified, what the hell are the defences of the classified ship going to be?Let's not press the "Please Rape Me, QM" button.
I'm voting against interacting with the [REDACTED] ship.
>Optimizing Consensus.Not interested in being gouged, you prepare your deployment. Your forces will board the D.S.S. Prince of Pastels.Boarding Forces:>Corporal Henderson (Hero - Veteran)>Private Dana Jenkins (Green)>Private Ryan Valero (Green)>Private John "Johnny" Johnson (Green)>Private Larry Spits (Green)>Private Heywood 'Woody' Jales (Green)>Private George "Shorty" Badson (Green)>Private Benjamin Nichols (Green)Air Forces:>Wraith [Dolphin 13]>Pilot: Mia Rodriguez (Hero - Veteran)>Gemini AA Missles, 25mm Burst Laser.Should we request surrender prior to boarding?
>>25774445Politely make a counter offer of 12.Ready boarding for the mystery ship. It might have ghost bits.
>>25774594No, we don't want to give them a chance to warn anyone about us, go in fast, get our stuff and leave quickly
>>25774594Indeed, Adjutant. We don't want to kill if we don't have to.
>>25774594Let's fire a warning volley first, let them know we ain't fucking around
>>25774594Yes. Same offer we gave to junkworthy, surrender and live, join if they want, resist and don't.
>>25774594the Dominion is already on their way so i guess giving them a warning wouldn't hurt.
>>25774594Yes, but have the wraith cloak and lurk close enough to take out the defensive gauss cannon incase they refuse.
>>25774626Wraith doesn't have cloak.
>Optimizing consensus.>"Ensign, put me through.">"Sir."The ship is much more modern, though incredibly small. The bridge - cockpit really - holds the current crew of 2.>"We are boarding your vessel to commandeer your gas and minerals. Do not resist and you will not be harmed. If either of you are willing to join us and be free of the tyranny of the Dominion, you may do so."Signal ends with no response.>"Rodriguez, fire a warning shot."You watch the sensors as the Gemini missles sail past the ships bow, it takes a turn back towards the planet, attempting to escape. The defensive cannon opens fire at your wraith.>Order destruction of engines.>Order destruction of Cannon.>Order immediate boarding action.Note, ordering the wraith to fire on the ship while boarding actions are underway can result in friendly fire.
>>25774671Cannon first, let's not muck around.We don't really need the ship intact, we're just after the gas.
>>25774671Destroy the engines first and take evasive action.Once the engines are out, take care of the cannon and board.
>>25774671cannon, less change we wreck something important and blow it all up.
>>25774671>>Order destruction of Cannon.we dont want to take casualties before boarding the Hydron
>Order destruction of Cannon.
>Registering consensus.>"Rodriguez, take out that cannon.">"Aye sir."You watch the sensors patiently. One missile volley makes contact, then another. The cannon subsystem reads OFFLINE.>Order immediate boarding action.>Order destruction of Engines.
>>25774718Temporarily disable the engines, if we can. If not, board. They're not getting far.
>>25774731You only have conventional ordinance. Engines will be permanently disabled if you assault them.
>>25774740Board em expect resistance
>>25774740Then I say board them. No reason to leave them stranded in the middle of nowhere
>>25774718board. If they try to flee we'll just seize their vessal instead.
>>25774718Take out the engines, we don't need their crummy ship."Now, have you reconsidered our offer?"
>>25774718>>Order destruction of Engines.We're taking no chances, we get our shit and get out safely
>>25774755Ah, changing my vote to boarding >>25774740
>Registering consensus.>"Order the dropship to Board.">"Sir."You watch the sensors, the dropship has no trouble coming alongside the larger vessel. It begins to board, you read your marine's life signs transferring into the hull of the Prince of Pastel. >"Sir, the enemy ship is spooling up it's FTL. They're going to jump.">Order destruction of Engines. Chance you will lose your dropship or some marines.>Allow Corporal Henderson some time to seize control of the ship. >Order marines back to the dropship, and to disengage from the vessel.
>Allow Corporal Henderson some time to seize control of the ship.
>>25774795Quick question, does Henderson think he can seize the ship and bring her back (if they do get to jump)?
>>25774795>Allow Corporal Henderson some time to seize control of the ship.
I'd back Corporal Henderson against everything short of Raynor or Kerrigan or Zeratul. Sheer balls out insanity has its place. Give him time.
>>25774795>Let Henderson do his thing
>>25774816Henderson has no doubt of his abilities in any given situation.It is 99% likely that they will gain control of the ship. However, it is only 52% likely that he will gain control before jump is complete.The away team does not have a navigator capable of returning the ship to these Coordinates.The Hercules is capable of pursuit, but will not know the destination until it arrives.
>>25774795ffs, this is why you blow the engines first you retards>>Order destruction of Engines. Chance you will lose your dropship or some marines.now we have to pray to the dice gods that your fuckups can be salvaged
>>25774852hmm, take the chance. If they do make the jump pursue.
>>25774852>It is 99% likely that they will gain control of the ship. However, it is only 52% likely that he will gain control before jump is complete.Let him do it. Worst case scenario, we'll jump. It's not like everyone in the sector is looking out for us. He'll gain control of the ship, he can board it and we can jump out again if they manage to escape.
>>25774852Can't risk losing our crew, destroy the engines and tell the men to hit the damn deck
uhh, why are you all retarded? even after Adjutant said you were retarded
>>25774883Aye, I'll get behind that
>Achieving Consensus.Henderson has not let you down so far. Today will be no different. You wait patiently, listening to the squad's comm-chatter.>"Keep tight, no tellin' where them dominion boys is.">"On your left, Dana!">"Drop the weapon! Drop it!">"Brrrrrt! Brrrrrt!">"Tango down, advancing!">"Johnny, watch my six!">"Using a breaching charge. We're in the engine rooms!">"Spool disabled. Hostiles down. The cargo is ours. Repeat: Mission successful."Cargo acquired: +100 minerals, +100 gas.Enemies suffered 2 casualties. Loading day's-end manifest of planetside operations...
>>25774909so the dice saved us..I just hope that next time, these idiots won't board an enemy ship before taking its engines out, its like they have never played FTL before...
>>25774909good job. Lets start prepping to leave this world.
>>25774909There, see that's how all missions should go.Congratulate Henderson on a job well done and load up supplies, and scrap the ship for anything worthwhile (Yes that includes records and reports on exactly who they were and what they were doing)
>>25774924>>25774920Second.Let's get us that Gorgon.>>25774916Oops.
Resources are as follows:Marines: 10 Firebats: 3Medics: 2 CMC, 1 CivilianVultures: 1 SCVs: 11Hercules Class Transport (Unnamed.)Planet-Hopper class Dropship (Unnamed.)Wraith (Dolphin 13, Pilot: Mia Rodriguez)Valkyrie (Unnamed, Pilot: Dave Jonesy. Copilot: Carol Theon)Banshee (Knife, stealth reactor, no pilot)1 Command Center1 Barracks2 Supply Depots1 Bunker1 Engineering Bay1 Vespene Refinery137 MoraleCivillians: 12 men, 9 women, 5 childrenResources:19,900 Credits>Minerals: 2055>Gas: 890We will need to scrap 2 Supply Depots (+100 Minerals), 1 refinery (+35 Minerals) and 1 bunker (+75 Minerals) before moving on.
>>25774939Do it, we need to get out of here ASAP, we have a Dominion fleet to flee from and a battleship to steal
>>25774939That is acceptableAlright, I think it's time we got us a Gorgon, right guys? Watch out for Scourge Nests
>>25774939Do it then. Time to get outta here
>>25774939It's time to rename the Hercules - "She's one of ours, sir!" and the Valkyrie - "Bad News".
>>25774939Pack your bags kiddies, we going on vacation!
>>25774958Forgot my pic
>You set course for Battlecruiser Hydron: Derelict battlecruiser in high orbit over zerg-occupied urban world of Jestos.>All forces are on alert. You aren't sure what sort of resistance to expect, but it will likely be the most difficult mission so far. Casualties estimated at 38%. >Will our ghost repair the battlecruiser? Will the Zerg forces overwhelm the poorly-equipped pirates? Will Barney the Firebat find true love?>Tune in next time on.... Ghost Quest!
>>25775003Oh you teasewe are so getting you a body on the Hydron
>>25775003The cliffhanger!Thanks for running this long, when can we expect the next part?
>>25775018Teehee~Someone archive this so I can go to bed.Fun happy times resume at 20:00 4chan time.
>>25775003Noice. See you around.You sexy robo, you.
>>25775023I think that's tomorrow morning for Europe.
>>25775023>Fun happy times resume at 20:00 4chan time.You should get a twitter for the quest, that way you can tell everyone when threads are and link to them when they are up, instead of us all running around like headless chickens trying to convert timezones and whatnot
>>25775023>20:00 4chan time.sooo what, 10 hours time?>>25775037is good idea