Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Lolis, Killers, Explorers, Robbers.YOU ARE LOLI,In order to avoided an unprovoked barrage of gunfire, you've just dived into the entrance of a fortified bunker in the middle of a swamp; to be met by an older man clad in a knee-length blue coat sporting a thick silver beard."Ah, welcome to the lab my dear. I was rather hoping you might stop by. Would you mind coming in to join me for some tea?"[ ]Have a cup of tea.[ ]Ask him what he wants from you.[ ]Murder him.
It took me 4 attempts to start this thread. Fucking captcha. That 4chan pass is looking mighty tempting right now.Previous threads available on suptg athttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Loli%20STALKERI also have a Twitter for updates, @Timeline_Guy
>>28054227>[ ]Have a cup of tea.
>>28054227>[ ] Have a cup of tea.
>>28054227We did say we should stop murdering people all the time...So let us have some tea.TEA FOR THE TEA GOD
>>28054227>[ ]Ask him what he wants from you.We're not fucking gullible enough to have tea with any old scientist, right? Have we learned nothing? Or do we want to get drugged?
>TeaBecause tea. We should hear this guy out.
>>28054509I read that as: >tear his guts outI think Loli is corrupting me.
>>28054227DOCTOR ALERTDoctors are evil men who take away your grandparents. Do not trust![ ]Ask him what he wants from you.
>>28054227>[x] Do we know each other?
>>28054227"I like tea," you respond as you step pass through the door he holds open for you into the bunker proper."Excellent!" He closes the door, then strides past you down the narrow metal corridor. He gestures to the open door on the right, "please, make yourself at home. I'll fetch us tea and biscuits!"Inside is a small bunk room, one bunk either side and barely enough space to stand between them. You perch on the edge of one of the bunks and await the man's return.He does so soon enough, placing two mugs of hot tea and a small plate of assorted biscuits on the tiny bedside table at the head of the two bunks. You're reaching across to pluck at one of the chocolate-coated biscuits when he eagerly begins to talk at you."I hate to get straight to business like this, but it certainly is exciting that you stopped by here. I'm sorry about the less-than hospitable welcome by my guards, by the way. I had expressly forbidden them to do any harm to you. But this nonsense about the 'Giltinė' rumors... Ah, anyway! Yes, those two suggested that you'd be around here soon what with that whole mess the Marked One is kicking up. I really didn't think you'd actually show up this quickly, though! Just goes to show how impressive you really are, hmm? Maybe the Zone really does favor you."You can't follow most of what he's saying, but you're pretty sure it doesn't matter. He doesn't seem to be trying to say anything meaningful to you. As far as you can tell, he's not doing it on purpose. There is genuine glee in his voice as he talks at you."It's definitely a positive thing for me, though. Having you join the experiment will most definitely-" He pauses, mid sentence."...are you going to drink your tea...?"[ ]Drink the tea.[ ]Don't drink the tea.
And someone has it in for this quest.
>>28054630Never, ever, turn down a good cup of tea.[x]Drink the tea.
>>28054630[ ]Don't drink the tea."Oh don't mind me, I don't take substances from strangers any more. What's the experiment about?"...is what I'd like to say, but of course the cookies are already getting eaten so I'd be surprised if we don't wake up strapped to a table or something. Why on earth would you accept anything from a shady doctor?
>>28054630>[x] What 'Giltinė' rumors?>[x] Drink tea>[x] Where are we anyway?
>>28054645That's pretty funny. What kind of moron takes it that far though? That's just extra blatant downvote-botting.
>>28054630>[ ]Don't drink the tea.Do not trust doctors! They are grandparentmurderers!
>>28054645>Honestly, I've made enough of an impression on someone's life that they felt the need to downvote my threads 35 times. I'll take that as a positive note.>Either that, or my threads are truly so bad that 30 anons went out of their way to read 4 bad threads a month after they were archived. Again, shall take as a positive note.
>>28054630You take the cup of tea in both hands, bring it to your face and take a long breath. The herbal scent fills senses. Gingerly, you dip your tongue into the liquid. He certainly knows how to brew..."You didn't drug this or anything, did you...?"A look of shocked pain crosses the old man's face. "Of course not! Why on earth would I... no. I would never waste a good tea like that."[ ]Believe him.[ ]Don't believe him.
>>28054743>[ ]Believe him.>"But if I start feeling dizzy all of a sudden...Anyway you were saying something about rumors? And where am I?"
>>28054743"Because I've been drugged in the past. Nobody has any social graces anymore."[x]Believe him.
>>28054743[x]Don't believe him.Come on!
>>28054743I BELLLEEEIIIVVVEEE I CAN FLLLYDrugs are good.[x]Believe him.
>>28054743>[ ]Don't believe him.Damn it guys, don't trust doctors!
>>28054743You keep your eyes locked on his as you take a deep gulp of the beverage. A satisfied grin fills his face."Because I've been drugged in the past. if I start feeling dizzy all of a sudden..." The grin falters for just a moment, but he continues exactly where he left off."So, yes. Our experiment. If you could join it, we could definitely make progress beyond anything we've managed so far. And I'm sure I could talk to the team into not trying to execute you... again..."He shifts awkwardly before continuing, "Just a few more little pieces of data from this lab and I could send the expedition out with an actual chance of success! The finds we could make together!"You interrupt his thoughts."Uhm... Maybe I'll help, but... I have no idea what's going on here...""Ah, of course... of course you'd have questions. Feel free to ask anything you need!"[ ]Who are you?[ ]Where am I?[ ]What day is it?[ ]Where's Doggy?
>>28055130[x]Who are you?
>>28055130>[ ]Where's Doggy?What else
>>28055130[x ]Where's Doggy?[x ]Who are you?[x ]Where am I?In order of importance.
>>28055130Also ask about the "Glitne" rumors
>>28054686someone must really have it out for loli's.....that or is a hardcore S.T.A.L.K.E.R fan
>>28055130"Where's Doggy?""Doggy? Who is Doggy? A friend of yours? You nod vigorously. "I'm sorry, but I've not heard that name before. Don't look so down though, if it's the will of the fates, I'm sure you'll meet again."You contemplate this statement for a moment, before moving on. "So who are you anyway?""Oh dear, how could I forget something so simple? I am Professor Sakharov, lead researcher and manager of this laboratory. We were placed here with the assistance and blessing of the military in order to research the anomalies of this Zone. However, they could not maintain the garrison, and so it is instead formed of local gunslingers. Not the finest, I admit, but they keep me safe and don't cost me much. But I'm sure that doesn't interest you. Is there anything else you want to know?"You broach your next question delicately. "This Giltinė thing... what does it mean? Where did it come from?""Ah, a silly local superstition involving a little girl and poor fortunes. Just ignore those ignorant fools. We have much grander schemes in mind, my dear! Now then, if that is all you want to know, how about it? Would you like to help me in my research?"[ ]Don't help him.[ ]Help him.[ ]Stab him.
>>28055615What would I have to do?Then decide to help or hinder
>>28055615[ ]Don't help him.He hasn't mentioned a single thing he'll do in return. Tea doesn't count, that's only common courtesy.
>>28055615[x]Don't help him.We gotta find Doggy.
>>28055663"Nothing overly dangerous, don't you worry about that! If you would let me take a few samples here, I could work on a certain... agent. It will allow my expedition to make it much further than otherwise anticipated! Ah, and if you would join the expedition, there would be no end of odd tasks for you to assist with. Again, we certainly wouldn't put a fine specime-, er, adorable girl like yourself in any form of danger. And I can assure you, it will benefit you, too."
>>28055615ask about the work and our compensation.We are a smart stalker, preferring to make informed decisions .
>>28055727"Samples? Like blood?"
>>28055926"Well... yes. Among other things. Nothing you'll miss, I assure you."
>>28055964Come on guys, this dude is just creepy. We can't loot the place 'cause it's inhabited and he probably still has guards around that will make trouble if we kill him. He also is not telling us anything useful, and we're still not very far from the place with the creepy voice. We should just leave and head in the direction away from the creepy voice so we can find Doggy.
>>28055964Well aint that suspicious. Our blood is ours. I vote no deal.
>>28055964"Ehhh. As long as I am conscious while you are doing it. Sure. Why not?"[x] Help him.
>>28055964"No deal. You're just getting creepier, mister. Thanks for the tea, but I need to find Doggy."You stand to leave, and he doesn't move to stop you. You make it a good three paces down the corridor before he responds."Ah, well. It's your choice, of course. I would never force you to do something against your will. Anyway, good luck with my guards. I'm sure they won't try to kill you this time."Ah...That's a thought, how ARE you going to get back out of that door? You can't exactly stealth your way out of it...>Plan of action from here?
>>28056098Loot the place and then fight our way out.
>>28056098Intimidation. They can either be in our way or not be in our way. Once they are informed of that truth they will surely make the right call.
>>28056255Oh and check memories for useful tips on being Giltine. That should help performance.
>>28056255I'll give this my vote. They're terrified of us.
I'm not the mad downvoter, but I'm downvoting this thread because I find it creepy. Sorry anons
>>28056098"Clever old man". Ask him to bring in more detail about the "Glitne", see if we can use it to intimidate the guards. Also since the scientist brought us no harm, lets not try to cause to much damage to him or his assets.My paranoia says that there WAS something in the tea of course. Like a tracer or something. I am beginning to think we have become very valuable to some people.
>>28056541Shit taste confirmed.
>>28056541>not having loli fetish>do you even /tg/
>>28056541>Doesn't want to be the little girl.Are you lost? What are you even doing on this site?
>>28056098Time to put this 'Giltinė' thing to use! You give a quick glance about the place, but everything seems either bolted down or too heavy or useless to carry. You head back into the double-door contraption and spin the wheel closed behind you. After a brief assault of chemical sprays, the door ahead unlocks. You prepare yourself, and enact the most intimidating action you can think of, by kicking the door open with all your strength.[DC 16 Intimidating Little Girl check]
Rolled 10>>28056689It shouldn't be hard to scare them into submission, right?
Rolled 6>>28056689Time to be scary
>>28056708>>28056710>>28056721Well done guys
>>28056708>>28056710>>28056721Looks like we broke our foot.
>>28056541You do what you have to do. I personally think this has stayed on the safe side of the creepy line by being comedic in nature, though comedy does seem to have faded out a bit in favor of attempts of an actual story lately. Still, its not like we have the protag engage in lesbianism or other lewdness.
>>28056820Highest of first three counts.
>>28056784If it's creepy, then it is only in a good way. I don't see what you guys are complaining about.
Rolled 18>>28056870He probably doesn't actually read the threads and judges it creepy based solely off the title, which could be seen a rather creepy.
Rolled 3>>28056689As the door bursts open and daylight streams into the enclosed space, you're blinded momentarily and hold your hand in front of your face. As you blearily assess your surroundings, you quickly appreciate the fact that you're surrounded by at least a dozen very unfriendly-looking men pointing guns at you."Uhm... Rawr~?"The two men closest to you share a look, before the left one raises his shotgun and shoots you in the chest.
>>28057051Sigh. Time to murder them all. Our vest should've eaten the shot.
>>28057086It's a shame, too. We really were going to let them cower away.
>>28057051Pain engulfs your world as you're thrown bodily backwards through the door. You feel your head crack against the inner door."Wow, she really is surprisingly resilient!"You look about to see where the voice is emanating from. The old man is watching you intently from the porthole in the interior door. That's not helpful. Quick, damage assessment! Head: hurts but it doesn't seem serious. Left arm: check. Left leg: check. Right leg: check. Chest: your armored vest is a little torn from that blast, but otherwise intact.Good, nothing major then, right?[DC 18 Everything's Fine! check]
Rolled 10>>28057131Guess its murdertime.
Rolled 1>>28057131I'm sure it'll work out!
Rolled 17>>28057131tis but a flesh wound!
Rolled 3>>28057131Giltine cannot be contained.
>>28057163>>28057165Why would you do this. Why are our rolls so shit tonight.
>>28057163>>28057165You guys. You're not cool.
Rolled 4>>28057165>>28057163>>28057163>>28057165......Dammit /tg/
>>28057233Welcome to Quadriplegic Loli STALKER Quest.
>>28057163"It's alright! Don't worry! I'm OK! Everything's fine~!" you squeal in a voice that came out much more strained than you intended.You try to move your weight onto your arm as you lift yourself up. Your right arm. Oh, right. You didn't look at your right arm.Huh. Funny that.You topple over as an unimaginable wave of pain hits you.You arm. What happened to your arm?? It's too much. You scream.
>>28057267I'm sorry anons. This is my first session and I'm not even that invested. My only solace is the next roll was a 1 as well.
>>28057340That's because you two posted at the same time.
>>28057267You can hear the bawling of a child. You kind of wish they would shut up. It's horrible wailing of a child who's hurt themselves. Everyone, including the child, knows that they aren't hurt as badly as they think, but they cry anyway.It's so annoying.Those children should just shut up and die.That's not pain. This is pain.You're being dragged and lifted, you can hear voices about you. The sound of a door being shut. A spray on your face, a thick smell in the air. Somewhere, that child is still wailing.It's all superfluous to you. You just want the pain to go away.You feel a hand grasp your face.[ ]Struggle.[ ]Don't struggle.
>>28057358>[ ] StruggleMake that thing be quiet.
>>28057358>[x]Struggle.Always struggle. Every time we didn't something fucked us over.
>>28057358Struggle. Fuck arms, arms are overrated. We will rip out their throats with our teeth until we get a new one.
Oh great, its time for Way-Too-High-DC-Quest again!
>>28057347Well yeah, but other anon would still have posted then and got a 1.>>28057358[x]Struggle.Never give up never surrender.
>>28057358[ ]Don't struggle.We will bide our time, then strike when we have our focus back.
>>28057382He gave you a 16 for the first roll. Thats not unreasonable. Also /tg/ seems to want to murder today...You know, we could have asked the scientist what he actually wanted?
>>28057412We talked to him plenty. He was evasive and suspicious.
>>28057435He's obviously Sakharov, Bunker in the swamp? who else could he be.He always stuck me as creepy/evasive, but not outright evil. Then again, he called in a Hind on Strelok after he cleared the lab.
>>28057455He did say who he was, but thanks for the reminder. Good or evil doesn't really matter, what matters is he wanted to take stuff from us "we wouldn't miss." Not cool
>>28057358Hands on your face aren't appreciated. Ever. You know of a quick solution to issues like this. You flick your head to one side and bite down hard.You hear a meaty crunch, and at the same time, the child stops its bawling. Another hand cracks into your temple, and suddenly the pain is gone. So is almost everything else.As you drift about the edge of consciousness, the taste of blood in your mouth, you can hear the room filled with a heated argument."Did you see that? She's evil, goddamn evi-""Enough! You're too being too rough. She's in shock..."Another hand runs itself down your cheek. You wrench away from it."...and why should we be risking our lives?...""...pay you good mone-""You pay us squat!"The darkness is really setting in now. You try and stay conscious, but it's not happening."...and what are you going to do, old man?""I'll tell you what, I'm going...""...leave her for the snorks."
>>28057455>wanted to keep us from finding doggy>not evil
>>28057572Snorks? Again? Sucks.
>>28057412>not unreasonable>with /tg/dicelol
>>28057572You open your eyes and sit up quickly. You're lying in a completely open swampland area. A few hundred meters away, you can see the bunker and the industrial area you came from. From here, you can actually see a tunnel in the ridge you descended on your way to the bunker, leading towards the center of the industrial area.A semi-numb stinging sensation reminds you to look at your right arm, and you almost vomit at the sight of it. All the flesh of your upper muscle is a mess of ragged skin and exposed flesh. You can clearly see many little black specs embedded in there, as well as what you're pretty sure is bone.You might actually have to deal with this, and pretty soon...Nothing you can do about it now though, what with having nothing to treat yourself with.Looking about, you seem to have three real choices ahead of you.[ ]Head back to the bunker area.[ ]Head for the tunnel.[ ]Explore the swamp.
>>28057797[ ]Head for the tunnel.Why not!
>>28057797[x]Head for the tunnel.Need to get somewhere to fix that arm before it attracts something...
>>28057797[ ]Head for the tunnel.Seems the most likely place to scavenge something useful for our current situation. Do we still have our stuff?
>>28057797Check inventory, then tunnel
>>28057797That arm doesn't sound as bad as I feared. Fuck knows if she knows how to fix it up, but with a little luck it might be possible.
>>28058068We can see bone. That's hospital grade of fucked up.
>>28057797The tunnel looks as inviting as anywhere else in this swamp...It doesn't take you long to get under cover, and you do so just as the sun finishes setting, casting the world into total darkness. You fumble through your vest pouches for a moment before pulling your torch out. As you start to try and inspect your arm in the better light, you quickly find that it's rather difficult with only your left arm.However, you're going to need to at least tie this up to stop the blood running down your arm if you intend to make any further progress.[DC 12 "It's just a flesh wound!"]
Rolled 16>>28058140Dice have mercy.
>>28058140Not going to roll. I will not be responsible for us dying.
>>28058103We've been shot before, though, and shrugged it off. It happened in the month we were loopy as shit.
>>28058177Being shot and getting half of your arm ripped off are kind of different things.
Rolled 4>>28058140Need three rolls for a proper check!
>>28058197Yeah, but we're still abnormally tough.
>>28058249Not really. There are lots of people who survived being shot dozens of times.
>>28058296By "shrugged it off," I meant we weren't wounded, despite being shot. I may be recalling incorrectly, though.
>Anyone want to roll a third, or shall I assume you rolled a nat.1?
Rolled 19>>28058343I can roll a second time. I entrust my fate to the dice.
>>28058140>>28058163>>28058212>>28058369You take the torch into your mouth and try to wiggle it to give a better light as you prod a little at your injury. It certainly stings, but not as much as it did. You start by gently plucking some of the obviously loose black flecks out of your flesh. The rest... you're going to need help with those.As you poke about some more, it seems you were mistaken about the bone. At least, you can't see it any more. That's just as good, right?You still need to stem the bloodflow, though. It's mostly stopped already, but a thick stream is flowing down to your wrist and dripping onto the floor of the tunnel.With some difficulty, you unzip your vest and start to pull some of the bandage from about your abdomen. There's not exactly a lot left by this point, but there's... enough to keep you modest as well as wrap your arm up.You could really do with a new shirt...Well, it's no surgeon's work, and your arm is still just dead weight to you, but you're no longer likely to die at any moment. It will have to suffice for now.You stuff the torch haphazardly back into its pocket, noticing as you do so that a number of your vest pockets are now empty.Conversely, your backpack now actually has some weight to it.
>>28058343Fuck you, Kaleun. Very German of you. I'm not sure if I should be proud or hate you.
>>28058387Fucking assholes stole our shit! As soon as we get better equipment we go back and murder them all!
Rolled 20>>28058387Fuckers did steal our stuff. They will be on high alert now though, so probably not worth trying to get it back right away.
>>28058452woops, forgot to take dice off.
>>28058387You start to run through what equipment you have, and the situation begins to look more and more dire.Obviously you've lost your rifle as some point, but even your pistol and bayonet are gone. The grenade pouches on your vest are empty, as are the magazine pouches. Awkwardly pulling your backpack from your shoulders, you find that it's been unzipped. They've even stripped you of your artifact...In fact, the only things you still own are the clothes you're wearing, your torch and Neon's detector. You're alone, unequipped, unarmored, under-dressed, completely unarmed and wounded.As you sit aghast contemplating this fact, you hear an irregular padding of footsteps echoing down the tunnel towards you.[Interlude.]>My bottle of port ran out and I'm tired. If thread's still live in the morning, we shall continue. If not. I'll start a new one?
Rolled 5>>28058573You damn well better. With the dice or without the dice Giltine will consume all. Rolling to see if the dice have forgiven us though.
>>28058573Sure, that sounds nice.>>28058634Things are not looking too good.
>>28058634Without the dice it is then. All shall be consumed, clumsily.
>>28058573oh for fucks sake, we can't go through a single thread without getting kidnapped or loosing all our shit
>>28059517Look on the bright side anon! We never have a lot to lose, because we've only been collecting for one thread each time.
>>28059543our pistol, rifle and bayonet have been with us since the beginning and are the only things that have kept us alive, now we're crippled with fucking nothing to our name, let alone something that may be useful and about to get eaten
>>28059583I hope you guys remember why we kill everybody now.
Rolled 5>>28059583Did we forget to mention that we are some sort of mass-murderer that even earned a wicked nickname?
Wow, the first part of our quest we rolled amazinglyNow we're doing pure shit.It all turned south after that fucking nat. 1 on the mind control thing.
>check the votes for thread 4>thisJesus christ someone's enthusiastic.
>>28062352HK could go onto the suptg IRC and let LL know about it
>>28060272It is fortunate I rolled the 20 on that.>>28060168Fucking Monolith fucking with our head.
>>28059730But we never did. Most deaths pre-monolith were not directly caused by us. Bur we may have to do just that anyway, since it's likely we aren'r welcome anywhere and do have to eat. Hopefully someone will take us in regardless of the rumors and fix up our arm. Blind luck is probably best bet.
>>28063879>Blind luck is probably best bet.And thats the annoying thing, thats all we have, thats all we have ever had, and it ain't improving
>>28063903It almost certainly is. It can barely do anything but improve at this point.
>>28058573The irregular padding was already pretty close before you even heard it. By now, whatever's making it is just a few yards away. You can't see what it is, though; the entire tunnel is pitch black and you can barely see your own figure. You can hear something half-way between a grumble and a labored breath as the footsteps come to a halt.Your torch is still half sticking out of your vest pocket, and your Hello Kitty pack is hanging from your left elbow across your front.[ ]Go for the torch.[ ]Wait it out.
------------------------"She didn't help them.""I'm aware.""But... if she doesn't help them, she won't join the expedition.""I'm aware.""If she doesn't join the expedition, we can't introduce ourselves!""I'm. Aware.""How are we supposed to re-unite her with the mutt now?""Don't worry, we'll get another chance. Somehow. Come on, she's entering the tunnel. We'll intercept again on the other side."The grassy knoll at the top of the ridge shifts its weight about slightly, then transforms into a blur of motion into the suburb.The knoll next to it sighs despondently before following suit.------------------------
>>28065034>[ ]Wait it out.but get ready to use the torch as a club, and also, regardless of what the friendly scientist want, we are murdering those mercs and taking everything of ours back and then some
>>28065034[X]Go for the torch.>>28065058yeah they definitely deserve to die in the future.
>>28065069we were going to be nice to them, now they shall dig their own graves with the bones of their brethren
>>28065034>>28065049might want to announce on Twitter that you're running again
>>28065034You press yourself in as flat as you can against the wall and don't move. Whatever the thing is perks slightly at your subtle movement. As it takes a few steps closer, you can just make out the dark shape of a humanoid figure in front of you. It's far too short to be a man, however, but much too broad to be a child. The stench of blood and unwashed bodies rolls over you as the thing breaths again, deep enough to rustle the loose strands of hair in front of your face.A brush of movement, and a large hand, wider than your face, rests itself heavily upon your head. It begins to roughly muss from side to side, then ceases as quickly as it begun. The thing loses interest in you, and continues along the tunnel towards the swamp. As it passes the mouth into the starlight, you just catch a glimpse of a hooded cloak as it shuffles out of your view.After a long while, you're convinced it really has gone, and let out a deep breath you didn't even realize you'd been holding.Pushing yourself upright, you steel yourself to push further on into the tunnel. As your eyes are adjusting to the dark, you're starting to be able to just about make out the shape of the walls where they meet the floor. It would be slow going, but you could make it like this. Probably.You take a single step forwards, and hear a quiet, harsh buzz from one of your vest pockets. It's Neon's detector.[ ]Equip torch.[ ]Don't equip torch.and[ ]Equip detector.[ ]Don't equip detector.
>>28065300>[ ]Equip torch.>[ ]Equip detector.Detectors going off, that means we want to be very fucking aware of our environment
>>28065300>anomalyIt better give us something so we can go get our shit back from those fucking mercs
where did everyone go?
>>28065423I for one was watching Log Horizon and listening to the STALKER soundtrack.>>28065300>[x]Equip everything
>>28065320may aswell do this.Detector won't be much use if we can't see where we are going.
>>28065300You pull your torch and activate it, giving you a beam of vision along the tunnel. Now that you can see, you realize that you're actually stood in the mouth of a large sewer pipe. Ahead of you is a grating, cracked open with plenty of room to slip through. The metal is thoroughly rusted, and coated in a thick-looking hanging moss. As you move to take your detector out to see what it's buzzing for, you again find the issue of only having one good hand. You place the torch in your mouth and take the detector in your left hand, flipping open the top cover like you saw Neon doing. It doesn't appear to be displaying anything useful, but gives a harsh little buzz every few seconds.You start a slow advance towards the grating, and the gap between the buzzing lessens significantly with each step. When you reach the grating, you tentatively extend your hand towards the mossy growth, and the detector's buzzing becomes a continuous noise. Best not to touch it.The right side of the grating hole is completely clear of the growth, so you wiggle your way through with little effort. The detector's buzzing dies off quickly as you increase distance from the grating, and it soon falls silent, leaving only the sounds of your footsteps and breathing in the narrow passage. You flick the cover closed and return the device to its pocket.
>>28065547Look around, maybe we'll find a road.
>>28065547It's hard to tell the passage of time when the only stimulus is the sound of your own footsteps, the only change in scenery being the occasional man-hole cover, but you can't imagine it was more than a few minutes since passing the grating that you emerge into a large open area, most likely a waste disposal facility judging by the fact that a sewer pipe flows to it.Your small torch isn't powerful enough to illuminate anywhere deep into the room, but you can vaguely make out the circular shape of the room, and what looks like a stairwell on your left. You can definitely hear the light, steady dripping of water nearby, too.[ ]Make for the stairs.[ ]Look around the room.
>>28065638>[ ]Look around the room.and be ready to run for the stairs
>>28065638>[x]Look around the room
>>28065638>[ ]Look around the room.Seeing as we have absolutely nothing, any chance at acquiring anything, especially metal pipes, is worth taking.
>>28065638You take a few paces out into the open, swinging the beam of your torch about in the hope of picking out more details of the room. It's large, you can tell that much. At least 50 yards across. Pointing your torch upwards, you can't see the ceiling. But you can make out what appears to be catwalks spiraling upwards along the walls of the room. In the center is a thick tower of metal and piping, attached to the walls of the room in several places by thick electrical cables. You can hear the faint thrum of machinery from inside it, somewhere above you.As you continue spinning on the spot, trying to get a better feel of the room, you hear moaning from the catwalk directly above you. Flicking your torch up, you find yourself staring into the vacant eyes of a ragged-looking man with a pistol held limply at his side. With another moan, one more of acknowledgement, he raises the pistol lazily in your general direction.[ ]Seek cover.[ ]Run for the stairs.[ ]Throw something at him.
>>28065780>[ ]Run for the stairs.we ain't got shit to throw at him or use against a zombie, the faster we are out of here, the faster we can kill those mercs and get our stuff back
>>28065780>[ ]Run for the stairs.Not in fighting condition, not armed. It's probably better to just vacate the area.
>>28065780Before he can react further, you rotate on the spot and dart for the stairway you saw earlier. The bark of his pistol sounds, but the rounds fall nowhere near you. Hitting the first stair, you leap up the first few and continue your dash, switching your torch off as you climb. The stairs turn back on themselves half way up, leading onto the catwalk the man had fired at you from. You pause at the top of the flight.From this position, you're shrouded in darkness but you can see the man's outline. He's almost within arm's reach of you, and is leaning precariously over the banister in order to try to see up the flight of stairs.>Actions?
>>28065908Try to kick the gun out of his hand, then run off to legally acquire it?
>>28065908push him over the banister and get the pistol
>>28065908Push him off. Let the fall kill him and then take his gun.
>>28065908As he leans further and further over the banister, you slip from the shadows behind him, and put all the force you can into shoving him over the edge.[DC 12 Shove check]
Rolled 17>>28066084here we go!
Rolled 10>>28066084Dice, grant me strength!
>>28066084>>28066109You crash into him from behind, tipping your weight forwards to off-balance him. He rolls clean over the banister and plummets like a sack of spuds to the concrete below. There's a distinct "crump" sound on impact, and his pistol skitters away across the ground.You waste no time running back down the stairs to retrieve it before moving over to check the body. You nudge him a few times with your foot and he doesn't react, so you slip his pistol into your belt and reach to empty his pockets when his eyes flick open, his hand darting out to grip your wrist hard.You pull back and start kicking him as hard as you can in his face. He doesn't make a sound as you beat on him, other than a few wheezing breaths. You keep kicking until he releases you, and back up a few paces to watch him begin to struggle to stand himself up again.[ ]Shoot him.[ ]Beat him to death.[ ]Leave.
Rolled 3>>28066266>[ ]Beat him to death.we don't want to draw attention
>>28066266>[ ]Shoot him.I'd leave right away, but he might have useful stuff on him still, and beating him to death with no sharpies could take a while. He already fired at us so anything that could have heard will already be on the way and we need to leave.
Rolled 7>>28066293>He already fired at us so anything that could have heard will already be on the way and we need to leave.good point, changing my vote from >>28066277to >>28066266 >[ ]Shoot him.also, during our time under monoliths control, i recall using our pistol alot, does that mean we get better with it or increase proficiency or stats or whatnot?
>>28066293Agreed. A single bullet is a low price to avoid taking extra unnecessary risks
>>28066266>[x]Shoot him.IN THE FACE!
>>28066266Rooty tooty point and shooty. And then loot!
>>28066266BANGThe sound echoes around the room as the man slumps back to the ground. You waste no time in re-holstering your pistol and skimming him for loot. He doesn't have much of worth on him, but you do pocket a few more pistol rounds and some dubious-looking food. You also find a wallet in his back pocket and take it for later perusal.That's two shots now fired in a short space of time. If there are any other nasties here, they're probably already on their way. You quickly make your way back up the stairs and onto the catwalk. From here, you have two directions to choose from.[ ]Take the concrete tunnel on your level.[ ]Go further up the spiraling catwalk stairs.
>>28066513>[ ]Go further up the spiraling catwalk stairs.we're underground, up is usually the way out
>>28066513>>28066525Inclined to agree.>[ ]Go further up the spiraling catwalk stairs.
>>28066513>[x]Go further up the spiraling catwalk stairs.
>Oops, sorry. Got distracted. Writing the next bit now.
>>28066915Fairly alright. Not like there is much participation anyway.
The catwalk definitely looks like the way out. You switch your torch back on as you follow up to the next level and along the catwalk, your footsteps ringing on the metal. The catwalk crosses the room here, past the central tower and up another set of stairs. As you bring yourself around ready to climb this set, you hear a familiar moaning from the landing above you.At least two more of the shufflers are making their way towards this stairwell. With how slow they react, you could probably take them out with little effort. However, a more subtle approach might be worthwhile.[ ]Take them both out now.[ ]Hide under the stairs.
>>28066956>[ ]Hide under the stairs.
>>28066956[x]Hide under the stairs.Let's see what they have. We aren't in good condition and should avoid fighting unless the risk is worth it.
>>28067050>>28067077Agreeing, laying low for now is best for our continued wellbeing.
>>28066956You flick your torch off again and slip to one side, taking a place under the stairs before the men reach the top of the stairs. They descend past you, boots stomping on metal just inches from your face. Neither of them bother to look about as they shuffle along the catwalk away from you. One of them seems to be armed with a short shotgun, the other with a pistol similar to the one you're holding (though in somewhat better condition). The thought again takes you that you could take both of these guys without them even being able to react. You start to take aim, when something about the difference between that man's pistol and yours strikes you as odd.[ ]Examine your new pistol.[ ]Shoot them both.[ ]Wait and pass them.
>>28067377>[ ]Examine your new pistol.but be ready to shoot them
>>28067377>[ ]Examine your new pistol.This is going to be really embarrassing if we shoot with no bullets. Shoot them if we're good.
>>28067377[ ]Examine your new pistol.And be quiet about it!
>>28067377>[x]Wait and pass them.Examining is going to make sound.
>>28067377>examine in complete silence
Examine if we can do so without making noise. If not, wait for them to pass then examine it.
>>28067377You look down at the gun in your hand properly for the first time. Not only is the entire barrel rusted through, the firing hammer seems stiff, and the magazine doesn't seem to be slotting properly into place. You press the magazine release to see if you can slot it bac-PINGSomething resembling a spring fires out of the top of the magazine as soon as it's cleared the grip. Well, that's useful...The sound echoes through the room, and both men begin rotating on the spot to face you.As the shotgunner lazily brings his gun up to point at you, you reflexively point and squeeze the trigger. Your pistol fires, and the bullet hits him in the center of the forehead, blowing brain matter across his companion; who doesn't even seem phased as he raises his own to you.[DC 14 OH SHIT Check]
Rolled 1>>28068265Told you so.
Rolled 20>>28068284Well. Looks like the dice decided I should eat my words.
Rolled 4>>28068265Oh for the love of doggy...
Rolled 20>>28068291>>28068284>>28068275Fuck you /tg/dice stop ruining this goddamn quest for goddamn once Im trying to have some fuckin fun here
Rolled 11>>28068291>>28068284The hell? Are you tsundere for me, dice?
Rolled 6>>28068304>You rolled twice? Hmm. Normally, I wouldn't count the second roll and give you the 8/1/4. However, I feel bad for you guys, so I'll let you cancel the nat.1
>>28068388I did, because it looked like nobody else would. I don't mind either way.
>>28068284>>28068291>>28068304Stop. Samefagging.>>28068424No srsly. Stop that faggot tree. Theres 6 rolls and fucking half of them were you. GTFO.
>>28068440Are you retarded or something?
>>28068457>hurr durr nobody is rolling so i'll just roll 3 times>total of 6 rolls on the task>called out on samefagging after QM points out that shit doesnt fly>call people retarded while you're at ituhm, sure?
Rolled 3>>28068265With the pistol now empty, you don't exactly have many options for immediate survival. You drop to one knee, making yourself a smaller target as the man pulls the trigger on you. The round catches you in the right shoulder, knocking you over, but doesn't penetrate your vest. The pain of your right arm being jerked is significant, but not enough to lose your focus. As your foe adjusts his aim to hit you again, you duck back in behind the stairs; his round glances off the metal inches from your head.The pistol definitely fires, and you have spare rounds tucked away in your trouser pocket, but... how are you meant to do this with one hand??[DC 16 How?? Check]
>>28068509Okay. Now I'm sure that you are. There's no way a normal person could have such a misconception of reality.
Rolled 13>>28068533Very carefully
>>28068533Lets not shoot ourselves in the face here
Rolled 16>>28068647meant to roll
Rolled 5>>28068658how = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkK83Crpzt4
>>28068658thank fucking god
>>28068533You find a way to grip the pistol upside down under your chin, while you rummage in your pockets for the spare rounds. With the next round ready to go, you grip the gun with your teeth, press it against your shoulder and pull the slide back. With your free hand, you push a bullet into the slot and let the slide drop back into place.[+1 Shooty]Grabbing the grip with you now free hand, you bring it up to target and squeeze, just as he fires off his third shot.Which hits you in the upper right arm.ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING???You topple over as you grip your fresh wound in a mix of pain and shock, your empty weapon falling away from you.
>>28068829We gon die
Rolled 3>>28068829Push through the pain.For doggy.For Chocolate.
>>28068860Make better choices and we wouldn't even be in this mess.
>>28068909If we hadn't gotten that nat. 1 back when the monolith tried mind controlling us think about where we'd be
>>28068929I can't even imagine that.
>>28068860>>28068909>>28068929We'd just be somewhere else, in a different kind of trouble. Because the point of this quest isn't to make the smart decisions that a competent stalker would make. Loli isn't a competent stalker. It's not to be succesful at everything in spite of incompetence either. Loli has defeats. Hell, our protag doesn't even have a goal. Didn't have one to begin with, still doesn't. The point really is just that a little girl is running around in the Zone and getting into every kind of trouble she can poke her sticky fingers at, which is a hilarious situation that hopefully entertains both us and Kaleun. So if something horrible happens, well, honestly that was just long overdue and part of the story. If something wonderful happens, also great.
>>28068829After what feels like an age, the pain starts to dissipate, and you sit upright. It seems you were a pretty good shot, or lucky, since there are now two un-moving bodies at the base of the stairs.You pull yourself up and totter over to them, prodding about them with your foot. They're both definitely dead, so you start checking them for anything useful. A job made even more difficult by the fact that you're still trying to stem the bleeding from your arm. One of them, the pistolier, is wearing a pack, so you roll him over and force it open. Usefully, there are some bandages in here! You waste no time in messily wrapping up your arm as tightly as you can.Now turning your attention to more interesting loot, you take the pistol and slip it into your belt, as well as a spare magazine into your vest pouch. The other body has a shortened shotgun and a few spare shells, which you store loosely in your trouser pocket. There's nothing else of interest on them, so you leave them as they are and head up the stairs. On the next level, you find a concrete stairway leading to a tiled corridor-like passage. You follow it around a corner to find an open metal door. You edge up the doorway and peek around the corner."All hail the Monolith."And see an all-too familiar sight that you don't recall ever seeing before.
>>28069144Awww shit. We are looking straight at the Monolith, aren't we?
>>28069144A full squad of men in heavy armor, armed to the teeth, kneel in a circle in the middle of the room. Their stance would suggest they're in prayer, or paying respect to something. The men are muttering praises as if to themselves, paying no attention to their environment.A number of corpses in various states (none of them the distinctive red on black of these men) litter the room.It should probably be easy enough to sneak your way about them to the exit on the far side of the room. Just as you start to make a move, you feel a solid grip on your shoulder from behind."Sister," a flat voice addresses you. "Where have you been? The Monolith was worried for you."A large man in one of the suits lined with steel pipes is stood directly behind you, rifle slung over his shoulder."Come, sit with us. And give thanks for the bounty of the Monolith." He moves you gently to one side so you can pass you, taking up his place in the circle and joining the others in prayer.[ ]Give thanks to the Monolith.[ ]Point out that you're injured and could really use some help.[ ]Sneak away.
>>28069315>[ ]Sneak away.Let's get out of here. I have no problem killing people, but only on our terms. No mind control here.
>>28069315>[ ]Give thanks to the Monolith.Might get us controlled again.>[ ]Point out that you're injured and could really use some help.Will get us killed. The weak sustain the strong.>[x]Sneak away.Regrettably the best option.
>>28069315>[ ]Sneak away.We so are going to fumble if we try to pretend to still be mindcontrolled. Better to fumble if we're already on our way out of here.
>>28069315>[x]Point out that because of the Monolith being mean, we can no longer skip and frolic because people just shoot at us now instead of basking in our cheerful presence and giving us chocolate.
>>28069315How the hell are we going to sneak away from a full squad of men when we're right in the middle of them?Vote for them patching us up
>>28069315You decide it's best not to get involved with these guys, and quietly skirt your way around the edge of the room. None of them even turn their heads as you pass, and you make it to the "exit" without incident.The "exit" being a hole in the ground leading to another set of tunnels.Welp, the only way out is through!You sit down on the lip and dangle your legs into the hole, when the nearest of your "brothers" breaks prayer to look at you. "Leaving already, Sister? It is always good to see such devotion. But remember that rest is also required in order to serve the Monolith to your fullest potential."[ ]Drop into the hole.[ ]Get some rest.
>>28069591>[ ]Drop into the holeWe said we should leave them, so let's go.
>>28069591>[x]Drop into the hole."I'll consider it next time, brother."
So I don't normally like to rain on peoples' parades, but...seriously, what possessed you to run a loli STALKER quest? STALKER I could understand, but why make the protagonist a little girl? It's not exactly a setting that is at all conducive to little girls running around, and REALLY not conducive to cute antics. It just doesn't make sense to me.Have a free bump
>>28070193Because Stalker Quest would be boring. That and /tg/ wants to be the little girl.
>>28070193I'll just quote my previous post for my take on it.>>28069140>The point really is just that a little girl is running around in the Zone and getting into every kind of trouble she can poke her sticky fingers at, which is a hilarious situation that hopefully entertains both us and Kaleun. So if something horrible happens, well, honestly that was just long overdue and part of the story. If something wonderful happens, also great.tl;dr it's fun
>>28070230>STALKER quest would be boringI...what. How does the inclusion of little girl make it more exciting...? The second part was pretty much the only reason I could see for it, but I sorta dismissed it because, well, you're putting a little girl into a place where regions of space time fuckery that rip people apart are the closest thing to harmless you can get. >>28070305That makes somewhat more sense, but still far removed from the theme and feel of STALKER
>>28070356It's a cute little girl fucking around in The Zone. What's wrong with that?
>>28070356>STALKER quest was done twice in the past. I enjoyed reading neither of them.>Loli Stalker has been suggested a few times and noone ever did anything with it.>I did something with it, and I'm kind of having fun.>Point 3 is kind of all the justification I require to do something.
>>28070388Like I said, I don't normally like to rain on other peoples' parades, and I don't take issue with the quest, it just mystifies me because it is so far removed from anything STALKER
>>28070408But it isn't?
>>28070402Not the greatest of reasons I guess, but hey, I'll take it. Hope your thread 3 (4?) doesn't get downvoted to below -20, maybe have a chat to LL on suptg about it. Looks like there's been 75 votes on all your threads so yeah, there's been fuckery on both sides
>>28070356That's the idea. The little girl absolutely does not fit into the setting, and that contrast creates the potential for fun. It's like a buddy cop movie, except one of the cops is the setting.
>>28070456if you say so m8
>>28069591You don't respond, but simply drop yourself gently into the hole away from them. It's pretty dark in here, so you pop your torch back out. It's starting to get irksome, having to keep putting it away to do things...There's a lot of fallen rubble in the hole, but you're small enough to squeeze through the gaps with no problem. You fall out the other side into a large concrete sewer pipe much like the one you came in by. There's a serious amount of rubble and debris piled up along the base of the pipe, and it's clear this way hasn't been used for some time.You pick a direction at random and start walking, torch held over your shoulder to give you maximum view distance along the tunnel. Not that the extra distance is all that much, the tunnel seems to twist and turn every couple dozen yards. As you clamber your way over the rubble, you notice quite a few bodies scattered about. They all look like they've been here a while, and someone's already pilfered them for all they're worth. You continue on, past a couple of pipe junctions, picking a direction at random each time. You're pretty sure you're lost, but some how you just know which way you want to be walking.At the third junction, you find the rotting corpse of a monstrously large... thing. Sort of like a giant face attached to a pair of huge hands. Well, whatever. It's dead now. You skip past it and carry on down another direction.Eventually, your random walking brings you to a dead end with a single rusty ladder hanging from a manhole entry in the ceiling.You clamber your way up the pipe, and breach the open air of the clear night sky, finding yourself...Back where you started.You're behind a wire fence on top of a building looking over the fortified bunker, some thirty feet away from the tunnel you came in by.Well, it wasn't all for nothing, right?
FFFFFF- CONTINUE PLX
>>28070566With how dark the night is, and how tiresome the day has been, it would probably be a good idea to find somewhere to rest for the night. On the other hand, there's sure to be something going on nearby, right?[ ]Sleep.[ ]Adventure!
>>28070566>>28070573Well, balls. Talk about timing.>>28070582[x] SleepWe need rest and heal our wounds
>>28070582Sleep. We don't need to have sleep deprivation messing up our already less than stellar rolls.
>>28070582sleepthere's always something going on in the zonewe can wait
>>28070596>>28070603Be wary of The Zone fellow stalkers. If we want to sleep we should do so further in. There are snorks that could jump the fence.
>>28070582You examine the nearby buildings, and find one with a comfy-looking doorway. Before you settle down though, you have a look about in some of the nearby abandoned vehicles. The back of a truck has some old cardboard boxes. Perfect! You take one with you, head back to the doorway and set up camp, curling up in the box that's just about the right size for you.Tonight might be cold, but it could be worse.You huddle in, making sure to lie on your left side, and try to sleep through to the morning.[Part 7 End]
>>28070974Next thread next week?
That's it for this weekend, folks. See you guys same time next week!Will be interested to see if the archives last that long.
Huh. I wonder if whoever's watching was expecting us to exit here, or some place entirely else...
>>28070193>Stalker makes it to the Wish Granter>wants to be the little girl>we loli stalker quest now
>>28071123well atleast we're close to where the mercs were last, means we're making progress on the whole killing them and getting our gear back frontalso, the archived threads are up on foolz as well, you mind want to grab the links and hold on to them incase the sup/tg/ ones die, or you could pop onto the sup/tg/ IRC and let LL know about the downvote spam