Last Time on Digger Quest!: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/28657261/Check my Twitter for Quest Times and Reschedules: https://twitter.com/Crosswire Your name is Bass Treble. You were born on Eden Island and raised by your father the fisherman. You've dreamed of becoming a Digger your whole life and today you decided you were going to set out on your adventure and fulfill your dream. However in the process of scouring a ruin for something to pay for your ride to Mull Island you ran into a man named Metalmen and his gang of Diggers. He offered you a job and you acted as a hired hand, helping him through the ruin under the promise of payment. After blowing the door to the main chamber and discovering a giant purple Refractor, Metalmen was informed by one of his men that their ship had been destroyed and the Red Skull pirates were already drilling down to get them.After narrowly avoiding getting buried alive, you got into a battle with a drill equipped robot and defeated it, only to pass out shortly before one of the Red Skull’s ships crashed down into the main chamber. You awoke in some kind of meat locker and was immediately electrocuted and beaten savagely, tortured for information. You managed to resist the torture (laughing the entire time) and got yourself released by a blond girl named Red.You are currently alone in the meat locker, badly beaten, shirtless, and with no equipment save for the bolt cutters Red left. You need to get your stuff back and get off this ship alive!>(1/2)
>>28696636>Bass Treble’s States>Intelligence: 10 (+0)>Strength: 11(+0)>Endurance: 12 (+1)>Bravery: 14 (+2) >Willpower: 18 (+4)>Agility: 10 (+0)>Charisma: 10 (+0)You stand in the meat locker, taking a moment to rest up since it’s only been a few minutes since you’ve been tortured. As you look over the room and the bolt cutters, you try and remind yourself of what you’re capable of to keep calm.After all you’re:>[A] Pretty Well Read (Lore: Diggers, Lore: Pirates, Lore: Ships) >[B] Pretty Perceptive (Search, Investigate, Traps)>[C] Other (Choose three skills that would make sense for Bass to have)
>>28696650> [A] Pretty Well Read (Lore: Diggers, Lore: Pirates, Lore: Ships)We did spend our childhood reading about all that, didn't we?
>>28696650>>[C] Other (Choose three skills that would make sense for Bass to have)Crafting and repairing small objects (no money, so we had to improvise)Lore: Digger (we always wanted to become one)Search (Sounds useful for a future digger)
>>28696650>>28696741 looks fine to me.
>>28696741>>28696757>Craft (Tools): +1>Craft (Mechanics): +1>Lore (Diggers) +2>Search: +2You remind yourself that you know how to fix things up and improvise. On top of that you're good at finding things and you've heard a lot of stuff about Diggers and Digging so you aren't totally in the dark on what to do. At the moment though you're not sure how exactly you can apply those skills to get out of this mess. You need to find your stuff since all your money and supplies were in your backpack and without that you're screwed even if you get off the ship. You should also probably get your Buster Gun back. You're too injured to win in a straight up fight right now but you don't want to lose such a rare weapon.Looking around you think on what to do:>[A] Search the room for another way out or anything else you might be able to use.>[B] Check to see if the coast is clear and exit the meat locker.>[C] Other (Write in)
>>28697027> [A] Search the room for another way out or anything else you might be able to use.Vent shafts, if possible. We need to raid these assholes, and then find out where we are.
>>28697027>>[C] Other (Write in)Check around if the chain that bound us is still here. It can be a useful tool and a weapon.then>[A] Search the room for another way out or anything else you might be able to use.
>>28697027>[A] Search around for things of use.Maybe hug onto a cold side of beef for a bit, since we did just get the 5000 volt titty twister.
>>28697062>>28697085>>28697101>HP 4/25There's enough bruises and burn marks on your chest that you could almost play checkers. You decide to hug the side of frozen beef to try and ease the pain on your chest and face for a few moments. After that you decide to look around for a way to get out. You try to see if there are any ventilation shafts or chains you could use...(Roll 1d20+2 to search the room)
Rolled 14 + 2>>28697162
Rolled 17 + 2>>28697162Come on, something for first aid.
>>28697173>17+2= 19>SUCCESSYou search around the meat locker and don't find much. It's mostly ice, frozen chunks of meat, and other frozen foods. You find a length of chain hanging from the ceiling. After unhooking it, you wrap it around your waist so you have a free hand to carry the bolt cutters. A quick search of the wall revealed a ventilation shaft big enough for you to crawl through. Opening the grate was easy, but you were unhappy to find that the vent was freezing, but considering how beaten up you are it might do your body some good. Climbing into the vent, you pull the cover back on and begin to crawl your way through the shaft, chain wrapped around your waist and bolt cutters in hand. You try to crawl as quiet as you possibly can as you move through the vent, following it in the hope of finding an opening somewhere else.You pass a few grates now and then, but they aren't the kind to come off and the rooms they lead into are ether empty or store rooms of some kind, usually holding more food or building materials. Eventually you come too one vent that overlooks what you can only describe as a hanger of some kind. Small fighter craft line the walls of the room and a large door sits in the middle of the floor, large mechanisms seem to indicate it's supposed to lower or open. Armed men and nasty looking yellow robots move around the hanger, working on some of the craft and others carrying boxes or munitions to and from the hanger.If you had to take a wild guess, you were on one of the Redskull's airships...What do you wish to do Bass?[A] Continue on and try to locate your stuff, make a mental note of where the hanger is for later.[B] Stay around for a little bit and watch the hanger, see if there's anything interesting to see.[C] Other (Write in)
Rolled 8 + 2>>28697432>[A] Continue on and try to locate your stuff, make a mental note of where the hanger is for later.Lets try to find a better spot to leave the shaft
>>28697432> [B] Stay around for a little bit and watch the hanger, see if there's anything interesting to see.Let's try to overhear them. Maybe we'll find out what they're planning or where our stuff is. Also, try to remember as much of the place as you can - in case a fight breaks out, we need to know where's what.
>>28697432>[B] Stay around for a little while to see if there is anything interesting.
>>28697502>>28697655You decide to stick around for a little bit and try to overhear any of the crew's conversations. It's a pretty large hanger and you can't hear anything from across it but you do overhear two of the men working on a fighter."Why didn't we hit that last island the way we've hit all the one's before?" One of the gaunter of the two men ask."Because apparently we got what the Captain was looking for." The burly man states, demanding a wrench as he begins to work in the guts of the craft."You mean that big ol' Refractor we found? Didn't it shatter when Metalmen and his gang crashed that scout ship?" "Yeah, but it wasn't the Refractor the Captain was looking for, it was what was inside of the Refractor." "What the heck would be inside of a Refractor?" The gaunt man asks looking perplexed."I don't know, and if you know anything you won't ask. Captain Jupiter doesn't like nosey people. He tells who he wants too and anyone who sticks their nose where it doesn't belongs gets to take a couple hundred foot dive into the sea. Now shut up and hand me that drill."You wait a few minutes more before deciding to move on, noting where the hanger is.>(1/2)
A shattered giant refractor is still many many smaller refractors. Zenny is just refractor crystals, small refractor crystals. Currency is energy, literally, in this setting and that is wonderful.
>>28697739Crawling through the grate you pass more un-openable vents and more storeroom. Eventually you begin to make your way upwards after crawling for a good 20 minutes. The next couple of vents you pass, while un-openable, allow you to tell you're on another deck.Engines whir, pipes leak water and steam, and engineers rush from one room to another, checking gauges and doing what you can guess is maintenance work. While you don't spot any Refractors from the vents you'd have to guess you were probably in the engine room or engineering. It's warmer, but the slits in the vents are bigger then they have been so far. If someone looks at the vents they'll probably be able to see you...>[A] Don't stick around, keep moving and keep an eye out for anything.>[B] Try to remain hidden and see if you can see or hear anything of use to you.>[C] Other (Write in)
>>28697852>[A] Don't stick around, keep moving and keep an eye out for anything.
>>28697852> [A] Don't stick around, keep moving and keep an eye out for anything.Make a mental note where this is. In case shit goes down, we'll sabotage the engines.>>28697845These guys are set for life, then. Good, we'll have something to plunder.
Rolled 17 + 2>>28697852>[A] Don't stick around, keep moving and keep an eye out for anything.
>>28697852>>>A: Don't Stick around, keep moving and keep an eye out for anything.Wait, does anyone get the feeling that the person in the rubber suit could have been Red. She said she built the drill bot we fought...so she was obviously one of these pirates.This is a game, we're being played. If she's an engineer, it's easy to hide a voice mod in the rubber suit's hood. She couldn't get what she wanted from us with vinegar so she tried honey. That clever girl.(We're Bass, we need to get a little rage going...we have in fact been tortured for frankly no good reason. Once we go full Professional Digger/Mercenary/Archeologist/Pirate we need to start changing the pronounciation. Go from a short vowel to a long vowel.)
>>28697990We have every right to be angry at these guys. They tortured us, took us from our home, stole our treasure, and apparently wanted to attack our home like they did before. That's a pretty solid reason to be angry and wanting to fuck their shit up.
>>28697867>>28697876>>28697880Not wanting to risk getting spotted you make another mental note of where the engine room is and begin to move out. You might be able to sabotage their engines if things turn pear shaped for you. You continue to move through the vents, eventually making your way up once again. This time you run into some vents you can exit out of. However the first ones you come across exit out into a cafeteria of some kind. Many men and those yellow robots appear to be eating and chatting amongst themselves. Unable to hear anything over the loud chatter, you press forward and come across another vent that leads into a large, very busy kitchen.From the vent you see the girl who released you enter into the kitchen with a large side of beef. Immediately plopping it down and taking a knife too it. You watch her for a few moments as she works and nearly jump out of your skin when she looks up towards the vent. One of the cooks approaches her and asks "Anything wrong?""Huh? Oh nothing. I'm just thinking about that kid I tortured. Dad asked me to let him loose to see where he would go. He's worried there might be some of Metalmen's pals on the ship, but I think he's just being paranoid." Red states with a shrug. "Aren't you worried he might do something to screw us over? We lose and engine and we could be in trouble." "Don't worry. I slipped a tracker on him when I was getting him down. If he doesn't go anywhere I'll have some men smoke him out of the vents and throw him into the sea. Shame...he was kind of cute for a kid."That lying bitch! She was the one who electrocuted you! Quickly searching your body you find a small, black, quarter sized device in your pants pocket. You would have never realized it was there if you hadn't looked![A] Destroy the tracer and continue to look for your stuff[B] Drop it into one of the pots of soup, maybe someone will eat it...[C] Other (Write in)
Rolled 8 + 2>>28698141>[B] Drop it into one of the pots of soup, maybe someone will eat it...That bitch is getting horribly mutilated and killed later.
>>28698141> [B] Drop it into one of the pots of soup, maybe someone will eat it...It's on now.
>>28698187Calm down, we'll just rob them blind and sink their ship while laughing maniacally.
>>28698141Either soup it and go back to the engines to fuck shit up, or...We could kick open this vent, drop down, and say"Funny, I was thinking that you were the one in the rubber suit once my head started to clear. Shock therapy isn't good for the cognitive processes. If I had a mama she would have warned me about kinky girls like you, Red,"
>>28698351And we'll have the entire kitchen on our ass to kill us.If anything, we should raid their armory once we get rid of the tracer. If we get remotely controlled explosives of some kind, we can blow their engines up from afar or keep the entire ship hostage. And then blow the engines up.
>>28698187>>28698207You decide not to destroy the tracer and instead slip it through the grate, watching it it fall soundlessly into a big pot of tomato soup which is taken to the cafeteria line almost immediately afterwards. Smiling wickedly to yourself you make your way through the vents, keeping vigilant for any sign of your stuff. You pass by some crew quarters, a wreck room or two, and eventually pass a vent leading into what appears to be someone's private quarters. It seems somewhat nice, not overly feminine but definitely not masculine. On the other side of the room is a workbench with various tools, blueprints, and...your bag! You can see your backpack and your Buster Gun beside it! >[A] Cut open the grate with the bolt cutters and get your stuff, search the room for anything while you're at it, >[B] Look for another way into the room.>[C] Other (Write in)
>>28698281and rescue the thing in the refractor and metal and bros. We are going to give them the finger in a way only the strongest can!
>>28698394> [A] Cut open the grate with the bolt cutters and get your stuff, search the room for anything while you're at it,If we cut open the grate, will we be able to put it back up?
Rolled 3 + 2>>28698394>>[B] Look for another way into the room.She is probably expecting us to get in her room that way.
>>28698419Not sure, but I also suggest we keep an eye out as well. Bloody red might have set this up as a trap with our bag as bait. Need to be careful about that.
>>28698484Fair enough. Let's check out if there're other ways into the room, but before that, check out if anything in there seems suspicious.
>>28698394Think we should find a spare weapon while we can? For all we know, the girl might've disarmed the gun and is using the bag as bait.
>>28698523>>28698465You decide to look for another way into the room, but before you do you decide to look for anything suspicious in the room. (Roll 1d20+2 to try and see if anything is suspicious about the room...)
Rolled 14 + 2>>28698559checking
Rolled 7 + 2>>28698559Here we go.
Rolled 9 + 2>>28698559rolling.
Rolled 3 + 2>>28698587Rolling
Rolled 15 + 2>>28698559Man our rolls suck.>>28698543Sure. We need to get some first aid and some weapons.
>>28698565>14+2= 16>Success!Your field of vision is pretty limited from the vent, but by pressing your face up against it and looking down you can barely see some kind of wire stretched across the front of the vent. If you had cut the vent open and popped it out, the wire would have been tugged and whatever trap awaited you would have been sprung.Moving through the vent you come too a big room next door to the trapped room with a large table and numerous chairs surrounding it. Seeing it was empty and that it had a grate you could get remove without cutting, you pop it off and climb down from the vent, placing it back before entering the hall.You quickly make your way next door and enter the room, closing the door firmly behind you. Looking at the vent you can see it is trapped, with two electrode like devices hooked onto the sides. >[A] Check your stuff and make sure nothing is missing or been tampered with. >[B] Check the room for supplies or anything you can use. >[C] Is this Red's room? Trash it!>[D] Other (Write in)
>>28698677First, check out that she didn't trap the door as well.Then do A and B.
>>28698677Trap her door as we leave so she gets some shock therapy
>>28698677Agreed, let's go with A and then B. Trashing her room is tempting but with all the traps around, there must be alarm and shit. Better not take our chances and get the hell out of there.
Rolled 6 + 2>>28698677>>[A] Check your stuff and make sure nothing is missing or been tampered with. >>[B] Check the room for supplies or anything you can use.A+B>>28698733Good idea too
>>28698861Turnabout is fair play.
>>28698677A+B, and add in >>28698733
Side note, what do we look like?Would this work for our Bass?
>>28698996(No. Bass stands around 5,9 with short cut black hair, dull redish brown eyes, and a rather rough build.) >>28698861>>28698734>>28698733>>28698711>>28698887>>28698916You immediately wish to trash the room, but you decide against it. instead you plan to trap the door when you leave. Going over to the work bench you find your bag and Buster Gun. Checking your bag you find your shovel, pick, cheap head lamp, the necklace your mother left you, and all 1925 Zenny you had. Your torches and flare are missing, but that isn't all that much of a loss. Checking over your Buster Gun you're happy to find that it hasn't been tampered with. It's been opened up but nothing appears to be out of place or missing. Screwing it's coverings back on you turn around and decide to scower the room for supplies. (Roll 1d20+2 to search for anything of use)
Rolled 20 + 2>>28699053Come ooon, big money, big money, big money STOP.
Rolled 18 + 2>>28699053Rollan
>>28699083LOOT ALL THE THINGS!
>>28699083>In this moment, I am euphoric.
Rolled 2 + 2>>28699053searchin
>>28699083Well shit son
>>28699053BTW Crosswire, does a crit fail override a crit success, the other way around, or do they negate each other?
>>28699099That is how you Dig, you loot anything of use. Possibly all the things. Even the junk. Then your spotter can use the junk to make better gear.Wait, this will be great later if Red becomes our spotter instead of our Tron.
Rolled 8 + 2>>28699083With that crit, I imagine we found her secret diary and underwear.
>>28699141They negate each other.
>>28699174Or the milspec buster/armor she's been restoring that just happens to fit us.
>>28699174...if we find a secret Diary, we leave an inserted note in that shit. 'Aside from the whole torturing me part, I think you're cute too.' This will make her rage. Or we leave no note if she said something nice about us in the diary, but trapping her door stands.
>>28699236Or we could trap the diary.
>>28699236Nah, screw that. We're not forgiving the torture, at least not yet.
>>28699250That's just petty and cruel, and in this instance I approve. If she has thumb tacs we push them through the spine from the inside out so she stabs her hand, if she has a secret diary.
>>28699263Who said anything about forgiving the torture? We're hopefully getting even.
>>28699141If you roll both? I'll be nice and let you have whatever comes first, if you roll a 20 after a 1 I'll let it negate it and stick with the third roll. >>28699083Searching Red's room you find:>A odd, but valuable looking part. >A set of blueprints for a weapon of some kind...>1000 Zenny hidden inside of the pillow>Some tools for fine work that you feel you'll need for maintaining your Buster Gun>10 Demolition charges. Nothing big explosive wise from what you can tell, they're probably meant to blow up doors and such. Still, they should be enough to cause some damage to whatever you put them on. Each has a separate timer.And...a diary...Stuffing all the goodies into your pack you immediately thumb through the diary. It only has entries for the first couple of months, the first entry seems to indicate why.>"Gah, this sucks. I can't remember anything. Thankfully my father, Jupiter, told me my name is Red and says my memory should come back with time. He'll allow me to rest up until I feel like doing something. For some odd reason I have the urge to...make things. Maybe I'll go down and ask to help in Engineering tomorrow, no sense in sitting around. It's odd though, all I can remember is rockets. Something important about rockets. I wasn't hit was a rocket was I? If I was I must be tougher then I look. Oh well, probably nothing important."You read a couple other entries and learn some rather amusing secrets. >[A] Take the diary with you. Maybe you could use it as blackmail or sell it.>[B] Leave her a message inside and booby trap the diary!>[C] Other (Write in)
>>28699379>>[B] Leave her a message inside and booby trap the diary!This is only the beginning.
>>28699379> [B] Leave her a message inside and booby trap the diary!
>>28699379B, and this is but the start.Also, well played, crosswire, well played.
>>28699416>>28699446>>28699477You decide to leave Red a message, writing "This is only the beginning" on the inside cover before taping razor blades to the edges of the diary, so when she tries to open it or flip through the pages she's cut the shit out of her hands.After putting the diary back into it's place you take a look at the trap and wonder how you'll be able to move it from the grate to the door. Overall it seems pretty simple. Pulling the string pulls pins from the electrodes which will probably electrocute whoever is close enough. Probably not enough to kill you, but enough to probably knock you out or leave you in a lot of pain. >[A] Decide to move the trap. Roll 1d20>[B] Decide not to move the trap.>[C] Other
Rolled 13>>28699596> [A] Decide to move the trap. Roll 1d20
Rolled 2>>28699596>>[A] Decide to move the trap. Roll 1d20
Rolled 10>>28699596>[A] Decide to move the trap. Roll 1d20Here we go
Rolled 12>>28699596> [A]Man our rolls suck.
>>28699596 Dear god, we're so fucked.
>>28699660Win some, lose some. Such is the will of the Dice Gods.
>>28699631>>28699638>>28699669(Screw it, I'll give you guys Yatzee or whatever when you roll 2 of the same number in a row)>Double 2's>Success!You manage to unscrew the electrodes and move them to the door without setting them off. Setting them up, you close the door and enter back into the hall, making your may back into the vent.You have your Buster Gun, your stuff, and are still currently shirtless. However you have timed explosives. You could go to the engine room, set the bombs somewhere sensitive, then get to the hanger and blast your way out with one of those fighters.However the pirates are sure to have loot and weapons galore on this ship somewhere maybe some more searching before your escape might be worth the risk. >[A] Now's not the time for gree, It's time to blow this joint and escape!>[B] Explore in the vents a little more and see if you can find where they keep their treasure. >[C] Other (Write in)
>>28699749> [B] Explore in the vents a little more and see if you can find where they keep their treasure.We need some medical supplies, to check (possibly sabotage) their armory and loot their stuff.
>>28699749>>[C] Other (Write in)We hide the explosive somewhere sensitive, set up the timer, get out of hiding and negotiate a compensation and our release with the captain.
>>28699800Lets do that.
>>28699749Man, just watch. Electrocuting Red/Roll gets her memories back.>now isn't the time for greed. Use a timed explosive to hobble but not trash their ability to pursuet but not crash them outright. Place some in the fighter bay to disable the other fighters and hijack one. Set the timers in the jets to go one minute after the engines are hobbled.
>>"Gah, this sucks. I can't remember anything. Thankfully my father, Jupiter, told me my name is Red and says my memory should come back with time. He'll allow me to rest up until I feel like doing something. For some odd reason I have the urge to...make things. Maybe I'll go down and ask to help in Engineering tomorrow, no sense in sitting around. It's odd though, all I can remember is rockets. Something important about rockets. I wasn't hit was a rocket was I? If I was I must be tougher then I look. Oh well, probably nothing important."Guys. How could you read this and not think rescue is the obvious answer? She's got AMNESIA. And her FATHER (I'll bet anything he isn't) who has so graciously taken her under his wing is named JUPITER.Astronomical and/or Greek/Roman names NEVER MEAN ANYTHING GOOD IN MEGAMAN. EVER.He is the BBEG, and you're enacting revenge on his mindwiped captive. We need to rescue (kidnap?) the shit out of her.
>>28699932Yeah, but how're we gonna convince her that we're right, and if she's uncooperative, how are we going to get the both of us out of this airship in the condition we're in? Though iff you got a plan, I'm all for it
Rolled 6>>28699932She tortured us. Personally. It hurt a lot. We have a right to some petty vengeance.
>>28699932Because she tortured the fuck out of us?
>>28700055And once she gets her memory back after her trap springs on her, she'll be super apologetic.
>>28700016>>28700055I'm not saying we don't have a right to be pissed, or maybe even use a little more force 'rescuing' her than is necessary, but what we're looking at is a branching path of "this person is permanently our death-sworn foe" versus "we got off on an immensely shitty foot, but she ended up being pretty cool and is now our spotter".We promised "this is only the beginning". That's lifetime vendetta talk.
>>28699800>>28699814You need to patch yourself up and try to get as much as you can out of this ship before you decide to blow it and leave. Deciding to search for medical supplies, valuables, and whatever else you can find you continue onward through the vents. You pass more rooms, a broom closet, and eventually you come to a small infirmary you can enter. Exiting the vent you bar the door and treat your wounds as best you can, disinfecting them, bandaging them, and choking down some pain killers. You're still in rough shape and with all the bandages and gauze on your chest you look even worse, but you feel a lot better and you think you'll be able to recover faster now. Taking a first aid kit with you, you crawl back into the vent and continue to follow it, hoping to be led to a treasury or armory.HP 12/25(Cont)
>>28700080If she gets her memory back. My guess is that dear old dad will reveal that he never gave a damn about her when we hold her hostage to get off the ship.
>>28700211Or he reveals that before she gets her memory back when we hold her hostage. Angry and capable of torture Roll and us escape/hack our way out. Let's see what he does.
>>28700119You follow the Vent but sadly you see a large grate in front of you and no more turn offs. Going up to the last grate you don't see an armory, but rather the bridge of the ship...Numerous pirates man the controls, with a number of yellow robots helping them and manning other stations. Sitting in the captain's chair is a rather tall man with long unnaturally yellow color, almost gold in color and texture. He wears a heavy black coat, gloves and boots that hide his features from the head down.He's just sitting in the captain's chair, smiling as he stairs out the window into the endless blue. The bridge is silent and serene for a moment and you're about to leave so you don't have to look at the creepy guy when you hear a heavy crash and the sound of light sobbing."Dad!" Red yells as she runs onto the bridge, smoking and burnt from her own trap, hands cut to pieces and bleeding all over the floor. "Remember that kid you told me to let go? Well I did, only he found out about the tracer and is running around the ship with explosives and a buster gun!" The young girl looks like she's about to cry when the gold haired man pats her head with a gloved hand."There, there. It's quite alright. I now know he has no idea what my plans are and has little to no relation to Metalmen. So don't feel bad..." Jupiter smiles down at Red as she looks up, injured and teary eyed."Why?" She asks."Because the fool didn't run when he had the chance." Suddenly one of his arms...pops off and flys towards the vent, heading straight towards you.(Roll 1d20 vs Agility. +0 due to ability score of 10)
>>28700348Edit: >Suddenly one of his arms...pops off and flys towards the vent, heading straight towards the vent you're in.
>>28700109I wouldn't worry too much. It's probably going to be a rivalry thing rather than a vendetta. We can't team up immediately. She's still an antagonist at this point. We need a few chapters of opposition between each other in order to grow a mutual respect for our skills. Then it can develop into friendship.
>>28700399Best of four, right? Thank god.
>>28700365>>28700367>>28700391>>28700399>17>SuccessThe arm flies through the vent and makes a grab for your throat. You barely manage to jerk your head back in time to avoid the disembodied arm. The arm lies backwards as if connected by some invisible spring. You don't stick around to see it go back to the captain, instead you high tail it through the vent. You make no attempt as steal as the alarms begin to scream. You head straight towards the engine room with the intention of crippling their engines. You somehow manage to make your way to the engine room without getting caught or shot and enter the engine room through a vent just as the last engineers are rushing out to search for you.Grabbing the explosives you set 7 of the charges on what you can tell is one of the engines. Setting the timers for about 20 minutes you climb back into the vent and begin to squirm your way back to the hanger. You arrive to find that it's not heavily guarded, yet, but with the alarms blaring you can see men funneling out of the hanger, most likely to arm themselves.>[A] Bust out of the vent, throw some explosives down on the floor door, and climb into one of the vents, it's time to blow this joint!>[B] Take the time to plant some explosives near the other fighters so they can't follow you maybe you find another way out with the fighter.>[C] Other (Write in)
>>28700501>[A] Bust out of the vent, throw some explosives down on the floor door, and climb into one of the vents, it's time to blow this joint!
>>28700501>[B] We don't need to be followed
>>28700501> [B] Take the time to plant some explosives near the other fighters so they can't follow you maybe you find another way out with the fighter.
>>28700501Fly the fighter through the corridors of te ship? BRILLIANT!B!Now if it has a radio, CRANK THE BASS!
>>28700501>>[B] Take the time to plant some explosives near the other fighters so they can't follow you maybe you find another way out with the fighter.
>[B] Take the time to plant some explosives near the other fighters so they can't follow you maybe you find another way out with the fighter>uppvwil cannot CAPTCHA.You right captcha, we need to destroy the ship and make sure they die on it. No escape.
>>28700542>>28700550>>28700557>>28700563Once enough people have left the hanger you climb down from the vent and set up the remaining charges on the other fighters. You pull some welding tanks and a few barrels of what you assume are flammable liquids and a few crates of munitions around the explosive charges to make sure they take out the fighters. Once you're finished you select one of the fighters and climb inside. Climbing inside you close the door, buckle up...and try to figure out how the hell to turn it on.(Roll 1d20 +0 due to intelligence score of 10)
Rolled 15>>28700645Here's hoping.
Rolled 15>>28700645>(Roll 1d20 +0 due to intelligence score of 10)YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!
Rolled 10 + 0>>28700742LETS DO DIS
(This scene seems appropriate right now somewhat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxS0kiUX6p0 )>>28700653>>28700673>Double 15's!>Success!You manage to turn the fighter on, you know this because it quickly rises of the ground shortly after you do so. After nearly backing up into the wall you figure out how to move the fighter. Just as you do, several men enter the hanger with machineguns and begin to open up on your fighter.Hearing the bullets ping off the hull of the fighter you immediately take action and fly upwards, nearly crashing against the ceiling as you turn and sore down a large corridor/runway of sorts. Just as the men begin to pile into their fighters the explosives you set explode, consuming the hanger in a fiery explosion, throwing shrapnel and death into the air. Flying into the corridor/runway of sorts you see a light at the end which you assume is the exit. However you begin to see two teeth like shutters begin to slowly to move down, trying to close and cut you off from escape. Fumbling with the controls you increase the throttle and blast forward, pushed back in your seat as the fighter accelerates. You let out a yell of excitement as you rush towards the shutters and manage to fly through them, moments before they close, escaping by the skin of your teeth. Checking one of the monitors you can see the large red ship behind you and smoke rising off of one of it's engines. Deciding not to stick around to watch the show you fly into the clouds and push the fighter as fast as it will go, putting as much distance between you and it as you can.(Cont)
>>28700884After flying for about three hours or so you breath a sight of relief as the pirate ship or any of their fleet for that matter, are nowhere to be seen. Before you can get too cocky a red light begins to flash on the console board of the fighter. Then another one, then another, until the entire dashboard is flashing red.Immediately you begin to drop altitude as the engines begin to sputter and die. You try to turn, but the controls are unresponsive. After checking the dashboard display you realize that when you escaped by the skin of your teeth, you lost the fighter's back fin in the process. Meaning you can control your altitude, but not the direction the fighter is facing.Dropping below the cloud line you find that there's and island below you. However with the direction you're headed you'll hit the tip of the island. If you miss the tip you'll crash into the sea.Engines failing and no way to turn you quickly are faced with a choice...>[A] Try to fly over the tip and bail out with the parachute you have under your seat>[B] Try to emergency land fighter>[C] Other? (Write in)
>>28701027>[A] Try to fly over the tip and bail out with the parachute you have under your seat
>>28701027>[B] Maybe we can recover it later!
>>28701027>[A] Try to fly over the tip and bail out with the parachute you have under your seatIsn't landing the hardest goddamn part of flying? If we make the emergency landing, it'll be a miracle
BWe need this fighter, and we going to fix it once we land it.
>>28701027>[A] Try to fly over the tip and bail out with the parachute you have under your seatLet's not risk it. If we fall into the sea we can still detach the parachute and swim to shore. We can't do that if we're in a plane. Well, VTOL hover-fighter, whatever.
>>28701027> [B] Try to emergency land fighter
Rolled 2>>28701027>>[B] Try to emergency land fighter
BI want to keep the fighter. ships are expensive
Rolled 4 + 0If we can land without hitting a major settlement, emergency land. Else, egress feet wet and try to get as close to the island as safely possible.
>>28701027>[C] Other? (Write in)Idea: The fighter is pretty small. We could use the personal parachute as a drogue chute for it, slowing us down and giving us some control. That would make it easier to land, and if things go south we can just grab onto the strings and cut them off of the fighter to use it like a normal chute again.
>>28701137>>28701121>>28701120>>28701074>>28701062The idea to bale out with the parachute crosses your mind but you decide to try and land the fighter as best you can. The landing area is small, the engines are dying and you barely have any control over the fighter but you didn't come this far by being a wussy.(Roll 1d20-5 to try and land the fighter safely)
Rolled 17 - 5>>28701218
Rolled 7 - 5>>28701218>(Roll 1d20-5 to try and land the fighter safely)
>>28701198If we tried to grab onto the strings and use it as a normal parachute, it would whip right out of our hands. Probably leaving us with naught but tope burn and a hard fall ahead.
Rolled 9 - 5>>28701218
Rolled 16 - 5>>28701218>>28701257Welp. I used to be good at this, you know?
>>28701218Well, at least there are no critical failures. I still think gravity is going to fuck us sideways, though. It always does.
>>28701321 Little late there
Rolled 13 - 5>>28701349
>>28700884okay, not too late to the partycan we get the ship to fall on it's side? We'll lost the fins, but it should preserve the guns on the bottom.
>>28701232>17-5= 12 >FAILUREYou get in as low as you can with the controls responding they way they are. Your plan is to try and reverse the thrusters at the last second as you reach the tip of the island. However things don't go according to plan. As you attempt to reverse the thrusters, they completely cut out and the fighter takes a nose dive into the ground. You're thrown around inside the fighter, the safety harness digging into your chest as the fighter smashes and slides across the ground, almost skipping light a stone into the water before sinking like a rock. Head bleeding and sinking deeper every moment, you unbuckle yourself, shoulder your bag, take a deep breath, and open the door. Water floods into the fighter, pushing you back into the seat. You get your footing and kick off, swimming as fast as your legs and dwiddling oxygen supply can carry you, slowly making your way towards the surface. You feel the tight, suffocating need for air stab at your lungs as the surface gets closer and closer.You think you're about to die but your head breaks the surface just as you open your mouth and begin sucking in air. Bag weighing you down, it takes you 35 exhausting minutes to get to shore. Flopping down onto the sandy beach you lay on your back, gasping and panting, just resting for a few moments. "Smaller, is not safer." You remind yourself, seeing the last few air bubbles come to the surface as the fighter sinks to the bottom of the sea.>HP 10/25Lying back you catch your breath as you decide what to do next.>[A] Try to make your way into town. >[B] Stick around, maybe someone will come and check things out.>[C] Other
>>28701415You realize we're in a plane, right? Any kind of maneuver that has us hitting wings-first into the ground or even the ocean is going to seriously fuck up this fighter
>>28701475>>[A] Try to make your way into town.But check if everything is in our bag first.
Rolled 15 + 0>>28701475We just flew in on a redskull fighter craft. We need to get away from the crash site RIGHT NOW. Otherwise we're likely to get shot over a case of mistaken identity.
>>28701475Aw. Here I was hoping over 10 would be a success. [B]. If for no other reason than we really need a minute to rest.
>>28701475>[A] Try to make your way into town. We need to get our bearings, find out where we are. And probably get some better medical attention than our little medkit can provide.
>>28701475[A] Try to make your way to townWe need to check our stuff and make sure the buster is well. Hopefully the blue notes aren't fuck as well the money.
[A] + [C]Our best defense at the moment is the legal protection of being a normal citizen. You can bet your collective asses that we're going to be seeing those guys again. I'd much rather be the hero that escaped from pirates to warn a nearby town than the asshole who got arrested and sat in jail while the pirate airship is en route. We need to be seen as trying to make contact with the local authorities ASAP. If we look like we're trying to lie low, we'll immediately cast suspicion on ourselves. Beeline to the city, waving arms at anything flying over head. If we make it to town before meeting anyone, go straight to the cops. Make absolutely sure we end up on the right side of the law. For now. Who knows what comes later?
>>28701613But what if the cops are corrupted? They don't know where we went. There a couple of islands in the flight time of 3 hours.and now that the fighter crash, there no way for them to find out which island is it.Unless they put an bounty on Bass in the underworld.
>>28701510>>28701532>>28701569>>28701613Checking your bag you find that everything is wet. The blue prints are still readable, but your Buster Gun and that part you stole from Red are totally soaked. You hop that they'll be OK once you let them dry out but you're safe in the fact that your Zenny aren't effected by water. Shouldering your bag you begin to make your way as far away from the crash site as possible. You decide to make your way into town, sticking to the road in the hopes of running into the police. At the moment you need to stay on the right side of the law. After all, you're broken, battered, wet, and just a kid. If you approach the authorities and tell them how you escaped from the pirates then they'll probably less likely to think you are a pirate.Just as you think that, you see and hear a few police cruisers coming down the road. Waving your arms, they pull over to the side and several armed officers step out. You immediately begin to tell them what happened....------------------------After a ride down to the station and a long chat with the rather friendly Chief of Police, you're safe in the fact that the authorities now know you're not a pirate. In fact they're quite happy to hear of your safe escape and your warning of the pirates location."I'm sorry I didn't introduce myself. My name is Kingston, Chief of the Schlaf Island police department and an advisor for the local militia. I just called the mayor and she's very thankful that you came to us with this information. Our militia is small and we probably won't be able to attack the pirates, however we can warn other islands near us of their presence and inform the larger forces of their whereabouts. She feels you should be rewarded for your bravery..."(Cont)
>>28701801>[A] Ask for a Diggers License, you need at least a C to begin Digging in anything legally. >[B] Ask for a cash reward>[C] "Thanks, but at the moment I just want to get some rest. Can we talk about a reward when I feel less like a tenderized side of beef?">[D] Other
>>28701823>>[A] Ask for a Diggers License, you need at least a C to begin Digging in anything legally.I figure we won't get much more out of her, and thats still a pretty good reward.
>>28701823>[A] Saves us some trouble.
>>28701801DIGGERS LICENSE!...though that might get us personally hated."Well...there is a reward I want, however I think it may alter your opinion of me. Since I was a kid I've always wanted a more interesting life than the one I was living, something more exciting and dangerous, something that challenged me; and you know what? Getting capture by pirates has really wet my appetite for it. I want a Digger's License"
>>28701823ask for a way to pick put the fighter, and volunteer to help fix it and fight off the Red Skulls. They need all the help they can get, we need better resources before we start digging(like armor), and we want payback.Also, the black thing is still on their ship.
>>28701823> [C] "Thanks, but at the moment I just want to get some rest. Can we talk about a reward when I feel less like a tenderized side of beef?"Of course, we'll ask for the licence, but we need some rest and healing.
>>28701823>>[A] Ask for a Diggers License, you need at least a C to begin Digging in anything legally.Oh god please, then we can go straight into ruins and straight getting Zennies, Refractors and Parts for our buster and new sub weapon.
>>28701946I second this, but we should also ask for the diggers license. Frame it by saying it would be wise to salvage it in case the pirates have a tracker on the fighter.
>>28702037>Oh god please, then we can go straight into ruins and straight getting Zennies, Refractors and Parts for our buster and new sub weapon.We ough to rest, setup a base of operation and gather informations and equipment before that.
>>28701933>>28701856>>28701934>>28702037"Well...there is a reward I want, however I think it may alter your opinion of me. Since I was a kid I've always wanted a more interesting life than the one I was living, something more exciting and dangerous, something that challenged me; and you know what? Getting capture by pirates has really wet my appetite for it. I want a Digger's License""Hmmm. Alright, I'll see what I can do. I'm pretty sure the Mayor will go for it considering you probably saved our lives. I'll need some personal information, fill out this form and don't worry. People around here don't hold that much hate against Diggers." The police chief gives you a form which you fill out as best you can and hand it over to him."I'll take this to the mayor and if everything goes well you'll have your license by tomorrow. We've arranged for you to stay at the local inn. We've paid for you to stay about 2 weeks. If you need any help or advice, don't be afraid to see me, I'm usually in my office, provided no more young Diggers crash land near our little island." The Chief of police let's you leave and you're given a ride to the inn. A kind old man and lady help you upstairs to your room. You're barely able to thank them, because as soon as you see the bed and flop down onto it you're fast asleep...(Cont)
>>28702072Thank god, rest, food, water and an licence.
>>28702097Things are looking up, for a change.Something bad's about to happen.
>>28702114Time to have dreams about a howling wolf.Time to dream of being strong.Time to dream of power.Time to dream of being the STRONGEST.
>>28702114Bah, We just no sold torture, escaped, destroyed the ship and gotten an licence.It time for DIGGINGBASS, THE LEGENDARY DWARF DIGGER
>>28702114Don't say that.Please.We all know something bad will happen and probably cause a catastrophe on a global scale.
>>28702072Don't forget about the airship we can salvageTry to call home, let them know we're fine/kicked some pirate ass.warn the "larger forces" about the black thing. If the Red Skull's whole motive was to get it, it's probably really dangerous.
>>28702072You've done quite a lot today, the most important thing was survive. By surviving you've gained experience and by gaining experience you've grown stronger!I don't have a system in place at the moment for leveling up so to speak, I'll work something out next time. For now I'm just going to reward you in terms of how and what you did.>Perk: Don't make me laughWhenever you are tortured, you will gain a +2 to rolls regarding resisting torture, laughing the entire time regardless of pain. You know how to laugh in the face of death. >+1 Strength and EnduranceYou survived being bitch slapped by a drill robot, torture, crash landing, and nearly drowning. You may be battered and injured, but your body is stronger and tougher because of these hardships.>+1 Stealth Sneaking around in those vents and avoiding capture by the pirates gave you a better understanding and appreciation for being unseen. >+1 Pilot (Light Aircraft) You don't really know how to fly fighters, but your time in one gave you a rough idea of how to fly (and not crash) one. You're pretty sure you can do the same with other small aircraft.I'm going to end things early tonight, but Chapter 3 will be longer. Soon you'll have a license and a lot of choices ahead of you. So thanks for playing, and see you next time!
>>28702165We awaken something older than the Reaver's of the Eden System? We find a ruin so old that it predates the era where man and machine lost distinction, the age of Humanoids. We find something older than the age of the Sigma Wars and the era of Reploids. We find something older still. We find a surviving artifact, a capsule. A Capsule left by one of the two men whose science would reverberate through human history all the way unto it's end.
>>28702238Shouldn't we get a bonus to firearm for all the tricky shot we managed?>>28702242This is what I had in mind.
>>28702242Fucking Light and Wily.Their Science is still way more advances no matter how many hundreds of years has pass.>>28702279You right, them TUBES
>>28702238Thanks for running Crosswire. See you next time.
>>28702238>>28702296with all the bombs, traps, weakpoints we've been focusing on, we should get something technical.no reward for blowing up the drill bot?
>>28702279>>28702296>>28702328Alright, that's fair. >Buster Gun ProficiencyYou don't know how it works and you don't have any training with it, but your short time with this weapon has given you a great understanding an appreciation for it. You can use this weapon without penalty since it itself is an exotic weapon (And I totally forgot that you guys were supposed to have penalties when using the Buster Gun untrained) >+1 Craft (Traps)Your endeavors in explosives and traps aboard the Red Skulls ship left you with a little skill in terms of creating and finding traps. It's not much, but not much is needed when it comes to traps.
>>28702296>Their Science is still way more advances no matter how many hundreds of years has pass.Funny how most of the stuff Light and Willy produced are a lot more dangerous than the reaverbots.
>>28702383Well, if I got an Buster, I be using it to shot shit. Maybe use rocks or cans or bottles to shot shit up.But I take the Buster Gun Proficiency. Getting that Charge shot and mastery will allow us to use it with no knockback or recoil...Wait, buster don't have recoil do they?
>>28702384I don't know about that, some of the reaverbots could wreck cities if they actually wanted to. They're just downplayed since they are permanent guards.
>>28702165Well, the Red Skulls probably know where we crashed and will come this way after they repair their ship.At least we have time to recover, train a bit, find a job and improve our equipment before facing them, an angry engineer chick and whatever was imprisoned in that refactor.
>>28702470Willy's creation wrecked cities too. By extension, Willy wrecked most of the world thanks to the maverick virus.>>28702475I have a feeling Red was also into a refractor until recently.
>>28702383At this point, we should have a pastebin for all the parts we have and what the blueprints say so that they don't clog up the thread.Don't really want to waste time telling Bass to read stuff in his own inventory either.>>28702475which is why we should probably get that figher up and running again. Megaman could never really do much without the airship or boat thing.
>>28702517Good idea. I'll have that finished by the time Chapter 3 rolls around.
>>28702384Light created Megaman and X while Wily created Bass and Zero.Megaman could have conquered the world if he wanted as well Bass.X and Zero are reality warpersX systems can ADAPT to ANYTHING with the Xlimitless potentialAnd Zero with his Zero Space Generator allowing him to do shit with space I'm not joking when X got them time stops and Black hole guns. Heck, His Nova strike is weaponize FTL attack which X moves at sufficient velocity.
>>28702503She probably was. The Red Skulls apparently attack islands that have those things in order to dig up what's inside of them.At least we slowed them down for a bit - hopefully enough to help us prepare for whatever's going to happen next.
>>28702517We should probably invest into some proper armor too. We are going to be doing a lot more later on, so having something to prevent us from suffering horrible death would be a good idea. Maybe we can find a benefactor? I bet Metalman had a boss. Maybe some old man with waggly eyebrows.
>>28702629As long as it's not Weil. Don't really like having undead robots walking around, thank you very much
>>28702629We should seek out Metalman. He's most likely the guy to hire us.And some armor would do us good.
>>28702624It look like we are dealing with Roll from Megaman Legend. Look like she got imprisonned into a refractor after the events of MML2, before she managed to get Megaman off the moon.Pretty sure Bass is being similar to megaman trigger.
>>28702691Dude, she MADE the driller.She couldnt be in the Refractor.Megaman is getting threesomes while on the moon.
>>28702749Damn that Megaman! We shall best him yet!
>>28702749I meant a different refractor, not the one from our home island.
>>28702778Once we know he exists we can have an intense rivalry due to our hateship with Red/Roll.
>>28702749Megas too busy getting laid. He wants to return to earth but he isn't in love with roll anymore. Too many years has pass.
>>28702799I'd figure it'd be more about how everything landed in his lap. I mean, he already had everything going for him to be the best Digger while Bass had to work his way and get tortured by his crazy ex.It's sort of why I picture that if Bass is a Trigger, he's a defunct one because he was too 'weak'. Stupid megaman, being better at everything in both lives. We'll show him!
>>28702583Pretty much this. X and Zero's full power is kind of danced around in the games, because there's just not any good way to render it in gameplay. Their names are abstracts for a reason. X = Limitless potential, infinite adaptation. Zero = Oblivion, from which all things come.yfw it was confirmed in Rockman Zero Perfect Memories that Wily didn't create the virusLight did.
>>28702901>That spoilerWHAT!?What the hell is Rockman Zero Perfect Memories anyway?
>>28702891Bah, we may be named Bass but we aren't going to define our lives with fighting megaman.We going to be the strongest.>>28702901Megaman X suffering circuit had a glitch, this glitch is in all reploids and the glitch got to zero by sigma, creating the Sigma Virus and infecting the Zero virus, Fucking Light. It your fault for making the MOST IMPORTANT THING for X to be glitch. Fuck, I bet you left the glitch because you wanted X to be an Pacifist and never kill humans, only sentient robots. Light is fucking racist.I bet He thinks Weil shoulden't get murder for almost destroying the world but Zero knew better. Heck, Zero can be call superior to X because he SURPASS his programming while X died to them.Fucking Inafune, Stealing all of X character development and giving it to Zero. You got your damn wish for getting Zero to be the main character while X got killed by a faggot and then killed by the original Zero body. You fucker.
THE THE MOON...This launchpad is missing something?
>>28702944Perfect Memories is a series of books about Megaman. They're like the exclusive DVD set with all the behind-the-scenes extras about the making of the product, including developer reviews. Concept art, oceans of cut material, etc.>>28702991 Has it mostly right. What Wily made was basically a digital phylactery, suspending himself inside the code of this new invention of his that would later be called Zero Space. It's based on the evil energy stuff he found in MM8. The flashback scene in X4 is probably the most important scene in all of Megaman, because it's where a few series-forming things happen. X's Suffering Circuit, the thing that makes him OCD about morality, which was copied (even more faultily) into all reploids interfaced with Zero when Sigma cracked his head crystal. Zero's hyper-violent programming and the Suffering Circuit's obsessive need to ethically deconstruct things imprinted together on this Zero Space, creating a 'personality' for it. It's now a floating cloud of ultra-aggressive sentiment with a hyper-paranoid mindset. It's now a virus. Any reploid that contracts it becomes vehemently revolutionary, going to extraordinary lengths to tear down establishment. A Maverick. But Zero Space isn't just floating data, it's a breakdown of the barrier between digital and physical, which is what happens in X5 when the virusbomb Eurasia hits and leaves a gigantic neon crater; reality is being rewritten based on Wily's archives, which is why the stages and bosses are from MM Classic.On the upside, Zero is imprinted upon by Sigma's world-class leadership programming and the Suffering Circuit itself (which he lacked entirely, not being a reploid.), turning him into a hyper aggressive but ultimately bro-tier Warforged Paladin of Awesome.On the down-down side, Sigma becomes a walking source of this new thing called the Sigma Virus.Anyways. The point is that the Virus is actually a combination of X and Zero. Pic extremely related.
Rolled 29>>28703314Perfect explaination, 10/10.
>>28703314>Virus infects all, moves through space without carrier vectors>X5 says its become powerful enough to afflict humans>Warps things physically into powerful engines of destruction>Victims attempt to destroy everything that isn't also a victim>Can more or less rewrite reality>Elder entity exists within it, pulling strings from the other sideHoly fuck. Light and Wily created The Warp.
Rolled 76>>28703418And they still haven't gotten FTL technology.What bullshit.
>>28703484Teleport is technically as fast as light, so they're almost there...(for hundreds of years).Really though, the only problem is that Zero Space has a 1:1 space symmetry with the Real World. Bump that up to 8 or more and extend it into space and you've got FTL.>>28703314I replayed X5 recently, still not getting the story, this was a really good explanation of just what the virusbomb did and why.
>>28704050Yeah, Megaman has some really incredible lore that it does no favors to anybody trying to understand it.You are now aware that in the original story of Megaman Zero, there was no Copy X. It was actually X, having finally lost his mind to centuries of bloodshed that his glitching out Suffering Circuit simply could not allow him to accept. Now consider that while this was in the planning stages, Megaman X4 had just released. Rewatch the endings to that game. Both of them, yes, ESPECIALLY the one with Zero's famous line.X states that he fears for the future in which he becomes a Maverick, in spite of Mavericks having just now been shown to be a hollow term that the government labels any and all rebellious reploids, whether or not they have the virus. And he asks Zero to kill him if it ever happens, even being aware of this. X's moral of the story is "I'd rather die than be one of those fucking separatists." It's the beginning of his shift from Neutral Good to Lawful Neutral.Zero's ending, and above all else his line "What am I fighting for?", foreshadows his own alignment drift, as it were. Zero's been Lawful Good the whole time. He takes orders, he upholds justice, fights the good fight, and goes home at the end of the day with the adoration of his peers. Iris' death and the Repliforce scandal forces him to realize that the Maverick distinction is a sham and the whole conflict was really just a power grab to prevent succession of a significant military threat to the powers that be, and his cornily delivered line was not so much a question as a demand for his world to make sense. The law is dead in his eyes. Good must be for its own sake, or it is not. Zero becomes Chaotic Good.Then comes what was to be the finale of the X series, 5, with Zero disappearing in even the best ending.The next time we were supposed to see the world, X has turned Lawful Evil, and the Chaotic Good hero is reawakened to face him.
Rolled 50>>28704276It lore but it Inafune just wanting Zero to be the main character. That literal the only reason.What a dick.
>>28704276I knew about the Copy X thing, but I am interested on your take in the ending of X4. From what I could tell, X's line seemed to foreshadow how the virus works in X5, with X fearing for his own sanity despite being quite resistant to the virus. He grows to fear/hate the virus and fights Zero because of it, regardless of the ending you get. In another sense, it does feel like his alignment was shifting at that point by allowing his fear of the unknown to guide his actions.I wouldn't say Zero became flat out chaotic, but I agree that the law became dead in his eyes. His search for a purpose carries into MMZ, where he never really had a reason to fight, doing so because he trusted what someone else was doing was right.Now that i think about it, just how painful would it have been for Zero if he remembered his time as a Maverick Hunter while talking to the people in the Resistance? He was treated the same way, admired and adored, but the only thing he could do was kill. That's why he went to sleep to be researched on, and that's why he trusted Ciel so much: because their/her end goal was to CREATE something from all this, and actually end the fighting.
Rolled 76>>28704553>His Fear of the unknown to guide his action>X>UnknownI C what you did there.
>>28704390Nope! It wasn't Inafune's idea to make X the badguy, though it obviously was him that wanted a series with Zero as the protagonist. It was the other leads of the Zero series, who initially brought it up as a joke.They were trying to figure out a main antagonist, wanting to leave Sigma to rest, and somebody said, "Heh, what if it was X?"The rest is history.>>28704553True, though the reason he went to sleep for 'research' was to excise a literal part of him that was actively generating Maverick Virus. It's foreshadowed in several places that Maverick outbreaks tend to follow Zero for 'some reason'. It may have been the Zero Space Generator itself, but we don't know. What we DO know is that the excised component was researched and is what led to the development of Cyber Elves in the first place, and that the piece taken from him was eventually turned into Mother Elf. Later corrupted into Dark Elf to return it to its original purpose of destructive power. That's why Zero claims she feels familiar; she was literally a part of him. (Actually, I take my earlier statement back. It couldn't have been the Zero Space Generator, because Omega still has it and starts causing cyberspace breeches just by existing in Zero 3.)
>>28704667Also, a little personal theory that's totally conjecture: X canonically got the Ultimate Armor from Light at the end of X5, and uses it on you if you play as Zero in the next to last level. So he has it. We know he has it. He also has no reason to _not_ use it, as it has no downsides. Even Copy X uses a version of it when he fights you. Command Mission is chronologically the last game in the X series, taking place in 22XX, where X mysteriously has a ramped up design, and his buster can do things like fire cluster munitions without having to be upgraded. Also consider the colors of the design. Darker blues, black underlayer, gold trim.I posit that Command Mission X is actually just finally wearing the Ultimate Armor as his stock equipment, and the X we've been playing as through the whole X series was actually unfinished. Put X and Zero next to eachother. X looks like an unfinished template compared to Zero's complete product. The various armors that Light has been giving you the whole time have been hold-me-over patches while he works on what was supposed to be X's actual loadout, left incomplete by the doctor's untimely death from illness. Why would he arm X with the Ultimate Armor, even if it was finished, before he had finished testing that whole Suffering Circuit thing that would make or break X as a project?tl;dr Command Mission X is not a redesign in-universe, but his body finally being brought up to original design spec.
>>28704667You know, the more I look at the megaman series, the more I realize that if Dr Light just let Dr Wily have most of the credit, most of this would never happen.Truely Dr Light is the greatest villain and Dr Wily is a unsung hero.
>>28704722It's still a little ironic that X's ultimate armor in command mission was the personification of MORE DAKKAshouldn't we be archiving this?
>>28704783You should see some of the cut armors for Command Mission.Macross Missile Massacre Armor
Giga Drill Breaker Armor
I'm Not Sure if I'm a Samurai or a Ninja Armor
Rolled 48>>28704913>Drill Armor>Not making the Hand an DrillCOME THE FUCK ON CAPCOM
Rolled 12>>28704942I think X gattai with the His HoverBike.
And finally, the I'm So Ultimate Armor my Wings are Dimensional Voids Armor.
Rolled 13>>28704962I wonder what would have happen if X and Zero didn't fight each other like idiots in X5.
>>28704993I wonder what would have happened if they finally got around to giving Zero proper Ultimate Armor like he was supposed to have in X4/5, instead of rushing the game out and just giving him a pallet swap.Oh wait, we know. mfw Battle Network style armblades
>>28704891>>28704913>>28704942I like the Drill armor, but the problem still the same: the basic armor looks great, but they kinda pulled the pacifist and megamanning out of the pacifist megaman and left a generic hero on a mission, giving him bigger and bigger weapons to use.Would be nice to see armor capsules in full Command Mission graphics, though
>>28705029You remember that the charge shot special weapons in the X games were screen-clearing elemental mini-nukes, right? (To say nothing of Giga Attacks.)X even uses one on you if you fight him in X5.
Sound Holic Armor, because why the fuck not?Delicious, delicious source.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbDWsCPe2Ig
>>28705149honestly, no. It's been a long, long time. I just don't think missiles and wings really fit X. It WAS weird not getting anything from the bosses though.
>>28705254Naw, X has used missiles plenty of times before. Usually just with a gimmick, like the remote control ones in 5. Hell, in the first first game he had Homing Torpedo, which was a rapid fire homing rocket launcher. And he had wings non-canonically as early as X4 with the Ultimate Armor, which he canonically got in X5. (As well as the Falcon Armor, whose entire function was flight.)Have some kung fu action X, animated by one of the guys who animates RWBY. I like to imagine X and Zero actually doing their missions like this, the relatively slow gameplay reflecting the restrictions of the genre rather than their actual power. (Which is the case, but still.)Zero, played straight, is a Kingdom Hearts protagonist in terms of technique.
>>28705415Whoops, forgot my link.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F991RSOU00Y
>>28705443Forgot how great that video was.
>>28705954He's working with Monty Oum on a series that's more or less about crazy fights. Lots of people don't like it for its plethora of anime tropes and cliches, subpar voice acting, and the entire first season (about the length of a feature movie) is more or less setting up the cast and world.But if you can get past that, it's a great way to burn two hours.Here are the trailers, in order, which are turning out to be very plot relevant somehow.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYW2GmHB5xshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt9vl8iAN5Qhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImKCt7BD4U4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCw_aAS7vWI
HOLY SHITThis quest is the HYPEST SHIT