Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Lolis, Killers, Explorers, Robbers.YOU ARE LOLI,You're stood before the fresh ruin of Yanov station. Topol's field team, awestruck at the level of carnage the battle inflicted, are standing numbly beside you. There are no signs of your friends, though you can only see the main room through the holes in the walls and the missing doors. They may have taken shelter further in. What you can see easily enough is the missing tank. Some of the wall it was wedged in has collapsed in its absence, and you can see the tracks from its treads reversed out of the building and trailing off along the road into the distance.Beside those, fading in and out as they cross between the dirt and the road, are numerous sets of boot tracks.One of the field team catches your attention, flicking his head to the left, "hey, three o'clock, group heading this way." You follow his gesture and see a ragtag band of men walking towards the station. Even at this distance, you're pretty sure you recognize some of the faces from Skadovsk, even though you're still too far away for them to be able to notice you unless you start moving about.[ ]Search the ruins.[ ]Set out after the tracks.[ ]Wait for the group to arrive.AND[ ]Tell the field team the job's over, they can head back.[ ]Keep the field team with you.
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>>31135127Okay people, let's do this.1) Keep the field team with you, if they need persuasion have them contact the scientists, Loli is willing to do any mission they send us on, that should be enough to have them stick with us.2) Search the ruins, ask the field team to tell the Skadovsk guys we are here and we need their help.
>>31135127>[ ]Search the ruins.>[ ]Keep the field team with you.Vasa needs help!
>>31135127>[ ]Search the ruins.then when the group has arrived>[ ]Set out after the tracks.>[ ]Keep the field team with you.the job was to help Kris and Vasa and Ice, job ain't over
>>31135127>[ ]Keep the field team with you.Have them welcome the group arriving while we>[ ]Search the ruins.Then we can>[ ]Set out after the tracks.Together if we don't find them in the ruins
>>31135127"Hey, you guys wait here. I'm gonna check inside." You trot away from the group, leaving them still dumbfounded at the sight. Barring the absence of Vasa and Ice from the tables, everything here is exactly as you left it.You check in the medicine room you woke up in, but the only difference here are some slightly less well-stocked shelves and a distinct lack of Kris.You quickly tear through the rest of the station, but find nothing. No signs of your friends, of where they may have gone, nor of any signs of struggle or resistance.A little disheartened, you head back outside just in time to meet the new group arriving."Giltinė! Good to see you again." The leader of the group, a young man with a somehow familiar face, waves. You stare blankly back at him for a long moment. "Remember me? It's Viktor! You saved me from the bandits when you were getting medical supplies for the doc?"It's enough to jog your memory and you throw yourself onto him, giving him a tight hug. "Why? How come you're all the way out here?""Beard said there was something going on and you needed help. Asked for volunteers. Well, I owe you so I stepped right up. These two, too." He waves a hand at the two young men behind him, both fidgeting nervously. "Pilot led us through a shortcut so we could make it here double-time." You pull him into another quick hug, thanking him for coming, before bringing yourself back to business.You've now got eight bodies, including yourself. A strong enough force, you think, for whatever you might find.[ ]Set out after the tracks with everyone.[ ]Take just one of the two teams.[ ]Go alone.[ ]Other?
>>31135315>[x]Set out after the tracks with everyone.Shh, Chibi-Vasa is hunting for wascally Duty.
>>31135315>[ ]Other?The job has gotten more complicated than the scientists signed on for, so let's give them a chance to run away before it's too late. Their boss-guy isn't getting any help from us before this is over though.
>>31135315[ ]Set out after the tracks with everyone.
>>31135315>[ ]Set out after the tracks with everyone.
>>31135315>Take just one of the two teams.The volunteers.Tell the scientist mercs to go back to their base
>>31135356why do you want to send them away? whoever took them took the tanks too, and if they've the resources to repair and move the tank and take our friends, we're gonna need more bodies so stop being retarded and trying to sabotage our chances
>>31135374Shut the fuck up already
>>31135381Just filtered him, don't encourage him retard
>>31135378Small teams have worked fine in the past. If we're up against something we can handle with 3 friends, the science team aren't going to make the difference. May as well give them the chance to bug out instead of getting them killed on what was promised to be a harmless job. Not having the scientists hate us could actually be a good thing some day.
>>31135315Together, you set out along the road, following the deep tracks left by the tanks' treads. It's a pretty easy route to follow. Whenever the tank drifts to one side of the road, you can see deep gouges through the mud, which is then dragged back onto the road, leaving muddy trails along the road.The road itself doesn't seem to have been able to bear the weight of the tank, and you can trace a slight depression into the unmaintained concrete. The boot tracks are somewhat harder to keep track of, with the way they only leave a trace if the wearer steps on something that will track.A few muddy prints every few dozen yards are all you can really follow, though they mirror the path of the tank, so you don't think about it too much.It's a long trip, following these tracks to the north. Something about travelling north just feels right to you. It feels good. You keep walking for almost an hour before they do something... interesting.At a crossroad, one half of boot prints suddenly disappear entirely, while the other half spread out into a bumbled circle around the tank tracks, before both those prints and the tank rotate and head off to the west.As you look about, trying hard to figure out what's happened here, you manage to pick out a set of subtle drag marks, and a few flattened plants and broken twigs, as if someone were slowly and carefully crawling away, leading off to the east. A few dozen yards farther, the drag marks cease and become clear boot prints once more. Five pairs, if you were to guess. Two of the pairs are significantly deeper than the others, as if they were carrying a heavy weight.You stand on the crossroads for a full minute, trying to decide which direction you should go. As your head swivels back and forth between the east and west roads, you once again gaze north, feeling a pull, as if that's the direction you truly want to go.[ ]Follow the boot tracks.[ ]Follow the tank tracks.[ ]Give in to the impulse. Head North.
>>31135407so you want to get rid of them when we've no fucking idea what we're up against just because the mercs in the deadly zone might get a little cut up?...
>>31135453>[ ]Follow the boot tracks.Pretty clear that one of our friends was being dragged/crawling and then were carried awayIf we have a map, lets mark down co-ords where we are and keep track of the boot prints, the direction the tank went, keep note of it all in case we do give in to the impulse and need to find the tracks again.
>>31135453Let's split up gang!>Skadovsk guys go recon following the tank tracks>We are going with the thugs following the boot tracks.North is most likely a trap, the Monolith is calling us.
>>31135476the split up idea could work well, make sure both groups have radios and keep in contact with each other giving progress reports and check-ins
>>31135483>splitting the party is never a good idea.I'm guessing to the West is the tank and all them and East is prisoners that got away maybe, nobody following us knows exactly what went on and anyone we send alone west will run into hostile forces most likely.
>>31135453>[ ]Follow the boot tracks.
>>31135455No, I'm concerned about breaking someone else's property that I was just borrowing. Because when you do that people think you're a dick.
>>31135502Well we'd want them to follow and recon to find out whats up, and not actually engage unless we want to.>>31135515Oh for fucks sake, you make a worse and worse argument each time you post, we asked the scientists for help, they employ the mercs, the scientists told the mercs to do whatever we want, and we need them to help us with the search, rescue and treatment of our friends.Sending them away is fucking retarded.If you haven't noticed, shit is getting real and gearing up, and thinking that we'll be fine with only one squad will get us and our friends killed for fucks sake.
>>31135528>shit is getting real and gearing upSince we are heading north, there is a very real possibility we could run into Monolith troops.So while we need the additional firepower, if we end up mindcontrolled again and kill the science mercs, shit will get bad.Still in favor for keeping them with us though
>>31135528okay yeah I'm down for that then, I vote we send the mercs west as they seem more experienced and would have an easier time moving about stealthily.
>>31135453You push the thoughts aside, turning away from the empty expanse to your north, back to the two teams."Listen, I really need your help right now. There was no sign of my friends back there, so these must be their tracks. But there's two sets and I don't know if it was them running away here, or someone watching them, or if they're with the tank, which would make all of this really dangerous and-"Viktor cuts you off. "Don't worry, we're here to help. We'll come with you. Just tell us what you need." The two men behind him nods enthusiastically. 'Yeah,' 'whatever you need.'Topol chimes in as well, "well, our orders were to bring your friends back. We can't call the job done until we've at least ensured they're safe. We're with you."You nod, reassured by their commitment, and point out to them what you can see from the tracks. "...so someone might have been carried away, right?" Topol nods thoughtfully."Well, I agree that you're right. They could've gone either way. You said your friends were too injured to move, right? So these tracks are probably theirs. But we can't just ignore an unchecked tank."One of Viktor's friends, the one calling himself 'Rabbit', pipes up. "Listen, no offence guys, but I ain't gonna be followin' no tank just to see what it's up to."Viktor nods, "yeah and I don't want to have to ask you to..." he looks to Topol, "you guys are more experienced at this stuff, right? Think you can check the tank out?""Yeah, no problem. You can take our first aid kits, too. Though I'd like to hang onto my medic."[ ]Send Topol after the tank, go with him.[ ]Send Topol after the tank, follow the boot tracks.[ ]Send Viktor after the tank, go with him.[ ]Send Viktor after the tank, follow the boot tracks.
>>31135555>[x]Send Topol after the tank, follow the boot tracks.
>>31135555>[ ]Send Topol after the tank, follow the boot tracks.Make sure the squads have radios and keep in contact, also check-in before any major engagements or if theres any news
>>31135555>[ ]Send Topol after the tank, follow the boot tracks.They should be extra careful. Whoever's with the tank is probably very aware of how obvious their tracks are. Don't know if we have radios, but PDAs work too, right?
>>31135555Ask them if they know what's to the north of here. Just for interest's sake.
>>31135601Seconding this, couldn't hurt.
>>31135601yeah, just for interests sake, and something to think on
>>31135555You accept Topol's suggestion, and Viktor's friends take the medical kits before they turn away, ready to head off after the tank tracks. Just as they're making to leave, you call out to Topol once more. "Hey, what's north of here?""North? Uh, the army warehouses I suppose.""Oh. What about north of that?""That's... the red forest." He raises an eyebrow at you."And north of that?""Nothing. It's a radioactive deadzone for miles.""...and north of that?"The assembled men give you a questioning look as Topol finishes. "The Chernobyl NPP. Why?""Huh. No reason." The field team each give you one last, suspicious look before setting off after the tracks. "So," you ask the volunteers you're left with. "shall we get going?"[DC 12 Keep track of the tracks! check]
Rolled 2>>31135685Nat 1 incoming, ending up at the CNPP.
Rolled 5>>31135685sneaky sneaky
Rolled 20>>31135693>>31135694>>31135709god fucking damnit...Fuck you dice, can't let us have shit
Rolled 12>>31135685Huh. Yeah okay, I can see how the warehouses might be where we're supposed to go. Oh well!
>>31135718I ain't even mad. I swear.Last thread we used up all our luck and then some.
Rolled 1>>31135718Oh. Come. On....
Rolled 4>>31135693>>31135694>>31135709We fail the simplest of tasks by one fucking point.>>31135718>>31135726...Fuck this, fuck this quests dice, I'm going to bed.
>these rollsdice gods, why?
>>31135685The boot tracks fade in and out an an annoyingly regular occurrence. If you didn't know any better, you'd say whoever left them was purposefully trying to hide the signs of their passing. Every so often, you lose sight of the tracks entirely and keep having to double back to try to pick them up again. after the third time you double back, Viktor's PDA starts to buzz. He answers it, and you realize you've been trying to track here for almost half an hour. "Uh huh... right. Alright." He brings the PDA away from his face and looks to you. "The other guys have found the tank. He says your friends aren't there, it's just a Duty patrol walking alongside the tank. The tank's going pretty slow, so if we want, we can catch up to it in no time."[ ]Give up on the tracks, regroup and go for the tank.[ ]Keep trying to follow the tracks.
>>31135784>[ ]Keep trying to follow the tracks.Fuck you dice gods, we ain't giving up on our friends
>>31135784>[x]Keep trying to follow the tracks.We are so close, I know it...
>>31135784if our friends are there, they're probably in the tank>[ ]Keep trying to follow the tracks.
Rolled 6>>31135784>[ ]Keep trying to follow the tracks.Remember what Vasa taught us. Or better, remember what she tried to teach us.
>>31135784>[x] Keep trying the tracksFriends are more important than a hostile tank.granted there is also the chance that they don't want us to find them either.
>>31135802>if our friends are there, they're probably in the tankThere is space for exactly 3 small russian tankers inside the tank,, and unless they managed to camoflage a BMPT-72 as a T-64BV, I seriously doubt it
>>31135814>they don't want us to find them either
>>31135802I haven't been in a lot of tanks, but the ones I have been in didn't have a lot of room for storing prisoners. They'd be outside or driving the tank.
>>31135784You tell Viktor to let Topol know that you're going to keep trying to follow these tracks, and that he should be careful not to get killed. The tank isn't very friendly.They break the connection, and you bring your focus back to the task at hand. And a task it is. You follow the tracks as well as you can, and keep coming across signs that the party you're tracking had passed a particular spot just minutes before you, but then you end up losing the trail again and having to double back. Always, you're stuck just a little way behind, never quite able to catch up.------------------------Three hours later, you find yourself at the crest of a hillock, looking down into a narrow valley. The grass and fauna around here all seems to be yellowed or dying. A large main road snakes its way along the base of the valley below you, towards the far end where a walled off compound straddles the end of the valley. Even from this distance, you can pick out the signs of activity, figures moving to and from each of the buildings, patrols circling the walls, and pickets set up on the road at the main entrance to the compound."That's a good sign," Viktor says, "that's a Freedom base. Your friends are probably down there somewhere."[ ]Sneak up and recon the place.[ ]Stick to the main road, make yourself obvious as you approach.[ ]Other?
>>31135935If Viktor is 100% certain it's a Freedom base[x]Stick to the main road, make yourself obvious as you approach.If not, then sneakity sneak. But we don't want to get on the bad side of Freedom right off the bat.
>>31135935>[ ]Stick to the main road, make yourself obvious as you approach.
>>31135833>[x] OtherHang back, send Viktor and his men to check for us, not even sure if they want to see us.
>>31135935>[ ]Stick to the main road, make yourself obvious as you approach.I choose to believe something good has happened.
>>31135935Seconding this. >>31135969
>>31135935The four of you descend the slope down to the main road and follow it up to the picket next to the compound. As you're approaching, the barricade, you see one of the guards, in the distinctive yellow and green of Freedom, stand and start walking towards you. The man next to him seems to be making a call to someone."Hey hey! Welcome, Giltinė! We were wondering when you'd show up!" He doesn't even seem to register your followers in his eagerness to greet you, "man, the story's been all over the base. The little girl that took down Duty's tank! Though, it sucks about all the other guys there. I suppose it's just a good thing that our best guys weren't there at the time..."He seems to pull himself back from his thoughts, switching the topic, "anyway, the boss wanted to see you whenever you showed up. I can take you to him right now."[ ]Go with him.[ ]Ask about your friends.[ ]Other?
>>31136128>[ ]Ask about your friends.
>>31136128>[ ]Ask about your friends.Don't care about anything else.
>>31136128>[ ]Ask about your friends.and if he resists, use The Pout, but be sure to have defibs ready
>>31136128>[x]Ask about your friends.Be polite, we don't want to be rude, but every second counts.
>>31136128Ask about our friends.
>>31136128"You knew I was coming? That means my friends are here, right? Kris, Vasa, Ice? They're here? I want to see them!" You lean further and further forward, the volume of your voice creeping upwards."Oh, right, yeah," the guard scratches his head sheepishly, "sorry, I forgot about them. They're inside." He starts walking, gesturing for you to follow. "They didn't look too good when they got here, but the guys helped 'em out. Your buddy's still unconscious, but we got him on a blood transfusion. The chick with the arm seems to be fine after we got a healing artifact to her, though. Heh, the babe was so relieved when we told her we wouldn't have to finish cutting her friend's arm off."He leads you along a short path into the main compound. As you turn into the central area, you see a large open-plan bar in the skeletal structure of the building to your left. Laid-back reggae is being played from the bar, and a few small groups of Freedom members are collected about, steadily taking smokey puffs from hand-rolled cigarettes. Past that is another building, this one still with its walls but still open-plan, set up as a vehicle workshop and garage. Though there are no vehicles in it.On your right are a collection of taller buildings, one of them in red brick, one an office block of concrete, and the third, a large warehouse-type, its doors wide open. Through them, you can make out a catwalk stairway leading up to some office buildings on the second floor.The guard gestures to the concrete office block. "You're friends are resting up in one of the rooms in there. When you're ready, the boss would like to see you." He gestures to the catwalk stairway. "Anyway, I should get back. Glad to have you with us!"He heads off, leaving you and your party alone. Viktor glances to you, shrugging, as if to say he's really not needed now. You nod him, dismissing the trio, and they step off to the bar to wait for you. You head into the office block.
>>31136347Passing the threshold into the office building, you can tell it's been abandoned by the men who are otherwise using all the available space here. Possibly the reason your friends are staying here, since there are no Freedom members wandering about. You walk in a random direction for a few paces, checking in each of the rooms, trying to find someone. As you're coming to the end of the first hallway, you pick up the sound of voices from the last room. Through the closed door, you can't really make out what the voices are saying, but it's definitely Kris and Vasa![ ]You've found them! Go straight in![ ]Hold on. No harm in eavesdropping a little.[ ]Other.
>>31136379>[x]You've found them! Go straight in!I want to know what they are talking about, I really do, but if we fuck this up, that's one too many. Let's play it safe this time. And give Vasa a big hug, carefully.
>>31136379>[ ]Hold on. No harm in eavesdropping a little. i want to know if they're talking about love or planning to get away from us
>>31136379>[ ]Other.Knock and ask if we can come in.
>>31136379[x] Hold on. No harm in eavesdropping
>>31136379>[ ]Other.Knock.They could be indecent.
>>31136407Seconding.It's always good to be polite. Always.
>>31136379>[ ]Hold on. No harm in eavesdropping a little.
>>31136379>[ ]Hold on. No harm in eavesdropping a little.The moment of truth...
>>31136418Even worse, they could be holding hands
>>31136439What? Having to take off your clothes when receiving medical treatment is pretty normal since they'd get in the way and such, but why would you need to hold hands? That doesn't make any sense.
>>31136439>>Even worse, they could be holding hands
>>31136379"...in there, every single one of them! They had nothing to do with it, but she just refused to back down." Vasa's voice in a snarl."It's not like she had a choi-" Vasa cuts Kris off."Don't give me that! You know she had a choice! You yourself were begging her to stop for Ice.""But that's not-""Yes it is! She's always been like that, and she always will! She's never going to back down from a fight, and she's always going to drag us into it. Hell, Sergei is dead because of-""YES I KNOW! I KNOW HE'S DEAD!" Kris voice is tight. "I had to check the body! I had to check every single body in there. I had to sit with men I couldn't help as they breathed their last! I had to pick through the rubble, just HOPING I could find any of my friends still alive. I KNOW WHAT HAPPENED!" You can hear her on the verge of breaking."...Then why?""We need her, Vass. You know that."[ ]Keep listening[ ]Knock.[ ]Enter.
>>31136621>[x]Keep listeningYou guys don't trust us and we still don't fucking know why you stalked us before. Spill the beans or take a hike girls.
>>31136621>[ ]Keep listeningWe have to hear this.
>>31136621>[ ]Keep listeningtoo late to stop
>>31136621>[ ]Knock."Why do you need me?"
>>31136621[x] Keep listeningThey came to us and still havn't told us why, nows is a good time to find out without them dodging the question or lying to us.
>>31136621Keep listening and get in. With the roughest, harshest way possible.It's too late to stop it anymore.
>>31136621>[x]Keep listeningWe can make a pact with them. We do whatever the hell they want us to, and they give us another chance.
>>31136689Needed or not we didn't actually come here to help them and they're just using us anyways, I say cut and run, they're in good hands so we won't have to feel bad about leaving them.
>>31136689>and they give us another chance.And this time we better fucking change, cause we started being a better person when we got to the Station and started taking lessons with Vasa, and then did a complete 180 with the tank.
>>31136621>retarded Vas doesnt realise she and everyone else would have been dead if we didn't eliminate the Duty threat.How did this chick survive this long in the Zone?
>>31136738Stop thinking like any of the mercs we've killed and think IC, fat fucking chance we're abandoning them now, their our friends, likely the only ones we'll ever have in the zone, regardless of what they need us for.
>>31136745We don't have to be someone more ideal for them, especially when we're this close to finding out exactly what they were just using us to accomplish.
>>31136757I'm more surprised she would have been okay handing Kris over to Duty completely unarmed and tied up. She didn't dare enter the Skadovsk, too afraid her little waifu would get reaped.
>>31136765>We don't have to be someone more ideal for themNo we don't, we shouldn't try to mold us to anyone's 'ideal', we should be a better fucking person
>>31136780There's nothing wrong with us as a person.
>>31136758If i were thinking like a merc then i'd of said fuck all this head north regardless of everything, atleast now i know they're alright and not bleeding out in a ditch somewhere. We're bad for them and we all know this, Kris is trying to cling to us for whatever th fuck and thats the only reason why they havn't just up and left us.
>>31136621Vasa's voice takes on a cold edge. "I don't think we do. I think you need to quit with all this stupid planning and manipulation. Look, Kris, I don't care what it is you're really here for. I don't care if you need help to get it. I don't even care that you've just been manipulating me all along-""I haven't-" Kris, tinged with desperation, "I haven't been manipulating you. I'd never. Not to you.""Heh. Why do I find it so hard to believe you?" A shuffling sound, boots touching the ground."Hey, wait. Where- Vass, wait. You need to rest!" Footsteps rapidly cross the room, and before you can react, the door is flung inwards. Vasa pulls her momentum to a sudden stop before you."...Loli?" Kris is frozen in shock, too, reaching out as if to try to stop Vasa, her eyes now fixed on you. You can hear your heartbeat ticking the seconds by as no-one moves.Vasa finally breaks the stalemate, as she suddenly heaves, leaning onto the wall for support as she vomits onto the floor.
>>31136788There is when we get a bunch of bystanders killed just to spite a guy
>>31136792"What do you need us for"And don't let them bullshit us. TRUTH. NOW.
>>31136757But that's not how it works.The Duty came here to get us. They didn't give a shit about anyone else. I don't remember the details very well, but I'm fairly sure that General Voronin would have given us a chance to survive our ''judgment'', if that's the correct term, unscathed, all good and stuff.Or am I forgetting some details?>>31136788Yes, there is.
>>31136795That's not our fault. They were enemies from the start, even if they were being cordial. And we weren't doing it to spite anyone; we were doing it to not get arrested. And before you say "fair trial," remember that they had a fair amount of evidence that they would have accepted. It wouldn't have been some easy pass, it would have been us probably getting a death sentence.
>>31136795>just to spite a guyDon't paint us as the asshole here, Duty was clearly at fault.>Break a cease-fire>Attack a neutral area>Actively fight bystanders, not just Freedom dudes>Demand us to surrender under vague at best accusationsYeah, nah
>>31136816>remember that they had a fair amount of evidence that they would have acceptedAnd we had plenty in our favor, as well as all those who owed us to help us, it would have been fair, fuck this argument is stupid and has been beaten to death and you still can't see through it clearly
>>31136808Nobody else's life is worth my captivity
>>31136833You're trying to make it sound like everything we do is wrong because it isn't what you wanted us to do. Fuck you.
>>31136821Just because someone in the vicinity is being a bigger asshole doesn't mean that you're not one too.
>>31136841So you don't care about, I don't know, everybody dying and stuff.Okay. Good to know.
>>31136842No I'm not, I'm saying we fucked up at that one point and we should endevour to not do so again, fucks sake, I voted for attacking duty and only realised how bad it was after it was finished, so fuck you too buddy.
>>31136792Ask for the truth. Bonus points for a yandere smile.
>>31136842You're reading way to much into that anons arguments and starting to believe your own lies if you honestly got that from his post.
>>31136854Nice straw man, dumbshit.
>>31136792Kris rushes forwards, putting both arms around Vasa as the strength suddenly drains out of the girl. She slumps heavily as Kris supports her, leading her back to the table and gently helping her back onto it. "Silly, I told you to rest. This is what you get for not listening to me.""Yeah, yeah, you're right. I think I'll just take another nap here..." Her breathing quickly deepens out as she falls asleep almost immediately. Kris' warm smile fades as she slumps down into a nearby chair to regard you."You heard all that, then?" You nod. "So... what are you going to do now?">?
>>31136889Ask what they want us for. Push this, no more bullshit, or we'll never get an answer.
>>31136886Correct me if I'm wrong, but you basically said that ''I will not be captive, even if it means people die'', yes?
Would. You. All. Shut. The. Fuck. Up. Already.>>31136889"I'd like to know the truth, why you need me, but I still want to help because your my friends."
>>31136889"What are you using me for?"
>>31136897That doesn't mean he doesn't care, or et cetera. What it means is that he refuses to be imprisoned by terrorists.
>>31136889First you are going to tell me the whole story. Then I'll decide.
>>31136889"umm... i still think we're friends, so just tell me the whole truth and i'll probably help you, right?"
>>31136889Ask why she needs our help, but reassure her we're going to stick it through, we owe them that much, and besides, they're our friends, we're not going to abandon them now
>>31136910Does he? Alright, that's fair enough for me.
>>31136889"Whats worth pretending to be my friend?-"
>>31136889>Hear you out, is what I'm gonna do. >You may have a chance of me helping you if you're honest.>It also depends on whether Vasa still wants the help, stubborn as she it. Doesn't she realise Duty would've just executed all of us?>>31136897Which is not the same as not caring. Just not caring as much. Dumbshit.
>>31136889Seconding >>31136914 & >>31136915
>>31136889''What do you want from me?''
>>31136889"You're going to tell me why you need my help, and then I'm going to hug you and Vasa because I missed you and thought the baddies took you away, and then when we're ready, I'm going to help you for whatever it is you need me fore because we're friends right?"
>>31136944Dude, I want to help them them as much as the next guy provided theyre going to be honest and stop being stubborn, but let's not be a tool about it, eh?
>>31136969This is /tg/ man, even if Kris shot us in the back, most players would be trying to make up with her.
>>31136974>/tg/ trying to survive in the Zonelel
>>31136969not seeing whats 'toolish' about it, just trying to channel my inner little girl and evidently failing
>>31136974>>31136985It's funny, and not. Both at the same time.
>>31137002You need to be more self centered and less caring of others, kids are brats.
>>31136969>>31136974It is sort of in character to do so, though, considering you're playing a character who pretty much has never had any other friends before coming to the zone, and no friends after coming to the zone who didn't die horribly shortly after. So you'd either cling to the idea that they're still your friends or can be, or you'd completely discard the idea of them ever having been your friends, or at least that's how I see it.
>>31137021one part yes, another part, see >>31137020Kids dont like dying for other kids.
>>31137021>you'd completely discard the idea of them ever having been your friendsI can't see Loli doing that without being seriously OOC
>>31136889"Well... I'd like to hear you out. I think we're still friends, so I want you to tell me what you want my help for. What you really want my help for. No more lies. And maybe I can help you. Because that's what friends do, right?"She gives you a weak smile. "I suppose that's fair." She leans over, making definitely sure that Vasa is fast asleep, before beginning. "I... I never lied to you, by the way. I do need your help getting north. Really far north. And I do want to find Vasa's dad for her. It's just that... those two things are different. Vasa's dad just happens to be in the direction I need to go."She takes a breath. "I need to go north, to Pripyat. There's something there that I have to get. No matter what. I... don't know if I can tell you what it is. Though I can tell you it's being guarded by Monolith. A lot of them."You take this information in, then take a few steps forward and embrace her in the tightest hug you've ever given someone. After the initial shock passes, she returns your hug. "What's that for?""I thought the baddies had taken you. I missed you."[ ]Keep pushing her on exactly what she needs.[ ]Agree to help her.[ ]Ask about Vasa vomiting.[ ]Other.
>>31137031This, and the only way Loli knows how to prevent bad things from happening to her is to make bad things happen to the people who want to make bad things happen to her, even if it makes bad things happen to other people around her.
>>31137061>[ ]Agree to help her.>[ ]Ask about Vasa vomiting.Good enough for me, and fucking up monolith is a bonus
>>31137061>[ ]Agree to help her.But>[ ]Keep pushing her on exactly what she needs.We want to know the truth, then check on Vasa>[ ]Ask about Vasa vomiting.
>>31137061>Vasa's father is Strelokcalling it now.[X] I had the urge to move North myself, I'm glad you're coming with me, Kris!
>>31137061>[ ]Agree to help her.>[ ]Ask about Vasa vomiting. oh god, rad poisoning
>>31137061>[ ]Keep pushing her on exactly what she needs.NO. No more bullshitting. If we are in this, we are in this together.>[ ]Ask about Vasa vomiting.
>>31137082>>31137061Well, shit.You could have always accepted the call of the Monolith. You always could.>>31137061Seconding this. >>31137096
>>31137061>MonolithIs anyone else more than a little concerned about ever going near anything related to Monoliths again? Having your goddamn mind taken away from you is scary, especially since it's the only thing Loli hasn't been able to stab or shoot.
>>31137111I'd personally prefer to ditch these cunts and go exploring North.
>>31137061>[ ]Keep pushing her on exactly what she needs.
>>31137122we're heading north anyway, so why ditch them exactly?
>>31137122Well it is where the fun is. But if you'd gone through that whole mind control thing, wouldn't you be pretty scared of it? She doesn't even have the slightest clue how to fight that or why it happened, just that it's apparently called Monolith.
>>31137111But it isn't as if the Monolith has ever done anything to you, Stalker. The Monolith only tried to enlighten you.You refused.But no worries, Monolith forgives. Monolith will give you another chance. Once more.I hope you will accept it the next time.
>>31137122Ditching our only friends and support and exploring the north alone is a great way to end up as bloodsucker food or mindfucked by monolith again...
>>31137184>FriendsOne doesn't want to be on the same continent as us, and the other just wants us to fetch/do something for her. We aren't that fucking desperate.
>>31137061"What's the thing?" you ask her as you break the embrace.A pained look crosses her face. "Really, Loli, I don't think I can-""You can at least tell me what I'm risking my life for. Please?"She looks aware from you, "...fine. Fine. Have you ever heard of the Wish Granter?" She mumbles the rest. "It's... it's there. That's where I need to go. The Wish Granter." She avoids meeting your gaze as she finishes her admission."Okay. Was that so hard? Next, you can tell me what's wrong with Vasa. Why's she throwing up?"Kris gazes across at the sleeping figure. "They, Freedom, they fixed her arm. They had to use an artifact for it. It stitched the flesh right back together again. But artifacts, they... if they're active, they give off radiation. Loads of it. She's suffering from acute radiation poisoning now. But we've treated her for it, so all we can do now is make her rest. She's got a one-in-twenty chance of it killing her, but if she's still alive this time tomorrow, she'll be fine."[ ]Stay here, keeping talking about... (Write-in)[ ]Head over to the Freedom boss, see what he wanted.[ ]Other?
>>31137273> Give Vasa a get well kiss on the forehead>[x]Head over to the Freedom boss, see what he wanted.Seemed important.
>>31137273>[ ]Head over to the Freedom boss, see what he wanted.Let's get to more plot.
>>31137273The Freedom boss is waiting. Let's not keep the guy waiting anymore.
>>31137273>[ ]Head over to the Freedom boss, see what he wanted.
>>31137273>[ ]Other?"Do friends always keep this many secrets from each other or is it just you two?"
>>31137273Giving Vasa a get-well kiss on the forehead, you take your leave and head back out of the building. By now the sun is starting to set, bathing the compound in a warm orange glow. The music still plays from the bar, giving a relaxed feel to the entire scene. You cross the open ground to the big warehouse, the guard at the door letting you pass and giving you directions to the boss.What you find is... an unusually young man. You'd have thought for someone in charge of half an army, he'd be somewhat more refined and general-like, but the man before you i a man who looks barely into his twenties, with a trimmed goatee and short cropped hair. His eyes give him away as a leader, though. Dulled, as if having witnessed things he could never forget."Ah, Giltinė. Come on in, I've been waiting." He offers you a hand, and you shake it. He grips your hand carefully, matching the strength of his grip to yours. "I'm Loki, I'm in charge around here now, I guess."The both of you sit down on thin metal chairs, hastily provided from another room. "Well, I never thought I'd be talking business with a little girl, but here we are. Can I get you a drink or something? Anyway, about... Yanov."[ ]Apologize.[ ]Ask about the Freedom men who weren't there.[ ]Wait for him to speak.[ ]Other
>>31137683>[ ]Apologize.>[ ]Ask about the Freedom men who weren't there.Tell him that Duty would have most likely executed us and we only acted in self-defense. We didn't start this shit.
>>31137701I forgot to add. Thank him for taking care of our friends.
>>31137683>[ ]Apologize.we were just trying to protect our friends
>>31137683>[ ]Apologize.>[ ]Ask about the Freedom men who weren't there.works for me
>>31137683>[ ]OtherThank him for taking care of our friends.
>>31137683"I'm sorry about that! Really! It's just that, well. They turned up with a tank and started threatening to execute me and my friends! I didn't mean for anyone else to get involved, they just started shooting when I did and then it all went wrong!""No, don't worry about it, really. I don't blame you. I blame myself, I guess. You know, I was the one who set up that neutral zone? We were holding the station when Duty attacked us, right when an emission hit. I couldn't just leave them to die out there, no-one deserves that. So I let them in. And I guess this is how they repay me, by murdering all my men.""The guard outside said... it wasn't all your men? Some weren't there?""No, not all. Some of my best were under Kremen, guarding a weapons stash not far from the station. I was paying him a visit when everything happened. All I heard was a distorted report about an attack on the station. Grabbed everyone and rushed back, but by the time I got there..." he trails off into an uncomfortable silence for a few moments. "We got your friends and brought them back here. It was touch-and-go for a while when the Duty patrol showed up and started repairing the tank. Thought they'd spot us for sure.""...Thank you, for that," you chime in, "for looking after my friends. I really appreciate it."A smile spreads across his face. "Don't worry about that. Though, if you want to return the favor, perhaps you would be willing to help me? I mean, now that Duty have a working tank, which by the way I have no idea where that came from, it's got to only be a matter of time before they try to finish us off for good. We'll need all the help we can get.">?
>>31137913"You have my knife."
>>31137913"My friends want to go north and I'll be going with them, but if I can help before then, I will."
Herr Kaleun, where is Nibbler?
>>31137913[x] what does he need help with?let it not be said that loli doesn't appreciate help
>>31137913sure!i guess we all have a revenge to take..
>>31137913Now is a good time to check in with the scientist mercs who were tracking/following the tank and see how they're doing and whats up with the tank
>>31137913"I think I should ask my friends before making decisions that affect them again. They don't seem to like when I do that..."
>>31137970>Somewhere in Yanov, presumably. Since that's where you left her.
>>31137984Oh I forgot about them, Kaleun, whats up with the other mercs we had following the tank?
>>31138029No no, she's having fun adventures with Doggy and Fluffy and nothing you say can convince me otherwise.
>>31138078what if doggy ate her
>>31138152Then he will live the rest of his life constantly haunted by the fear that one day Alpha will learn that he ate her friend. Because if she found out...
>>31138152But they're friends! How could friends do that to each other?
>>31138152doggy wouldnt do that. nibbler smells like Giltine
>>31137913You start to voice a response to him when your PDA starts to ring. Excusing yourself, you extract the thing from your pocket and answer the call. Topol's voice comes over the line."Hey, girl, where are you right now?""Uhm, I'm at a Freedom base in..." you look at Loki, he mouths the name, "the Dark Valley. I'm talking to their boss right now.""Huh... right. Can you put me on speaker? He's going to want to hear this." You look down at your PDA for inspiration, but nothing jumps out at you, so you give Loki a pleading look. He sighs, taking the PDA from you and pressing a button. Topol's tinny voice, wreathed in static, fills the room. "Okay, do you want the bad news or the bad news?"Loki answers for you. "The logical progression of news is fine."Topol chuckles. "Okay, we tracked the tank back to the Duty base. Overheard them complaining about the lack of HEAT shells. Apparently their commander specifically ordered no HEAT to be loaded for their arrest attempt, because they didn't want things to escalate. They're blaming him for everything going south, since their tank was all bark no teeth. So their mechanics loaded the thing up with a full compliment of HEAT shells."Loki frowns at this. "Great. And what's the bad news?""Well, that's the bit you want to hear. The tank is currently leading a full platoon of Duty exosuits. It's on its way to the Dark Valley. I'd give you two hours at best before they're on your doorstep."[Part 27 End]
>>31138217ow ow ow ow
>>31138217Cool, we don't have to find them, they'll come to us!
>>31138217>>31138272indeedtime to get start making that road the most heavily mined thing on the planet
>>31138281um, let's not forget to tell him the tank was covered in brick thingies that protect it from rockets
>>31138217Freedom is fuckedDuty is fuckedKris and Vasa are fuckedLoli alone will survive, and she will roam the wastes as a mutant whisperer, with Doggy, Nibbler, and Fluffy, bartering with crows and killing people.
>>31138217Right then, we need to get Kris and Vasa on a rooftop well protected with lots of ammo, gather as many explosives as we can (we're still carrying the fucktonne we brought with us right?) and heavily mind the shit out of the approach to the base and get Topol and his guys be forward observers throughout their march and the attack, then pincer behind them.We're gonna need some things to make homemade pressure cookers and all the C4 and semtex we brought with us, plus any large pieces of copper or hardened steel we can find and make us some EFPIEDs and maybe even some comdet trenches
>>31138303I can already see it.>Loli riding a boar towards the tank holding her knife highGet me closer, I want to stab them with a knife!
>>31138303ERA blocks, yes.
Thanks for the thread, folks. Sorry it was a short one.Look forward to more tanky fun some time next week!As always, feel free to use the rest of this thread for whatever. I'll stick around for Q&A for a while.Hope to see you all next time!
>>31138303well if we've got any tandem warheads we can get a shot into its turret ring or through its tracks beneath the ERA on the upper half of the skirts (can't fully cover the skirts, they can't handle the weight, ask the Syrians what happens when you try), a round through the side hull, underneath or into the turret ring will set its cassette off most likely, roman candle at worst, and full on catastrophic uncontained detonation at best
>>31138341Was it true that this whole faction war was caused by some samefag pushing the votes a particular direction?
>>31138354Well there was a cunt in the QTG's admitting to samefagging that decision to fuck us over
>>31138326Vasa is in NO position to fight, her arm will rip off again
>>31138354Judging by the bragging in the QTG, yes. He seemed rather proud of his achievement of getting Sergei killed.
>>31138368Vasa's arm is fine, the artifact fixed it up, but she's not in any shape to be fighting right now, we might want to get her somewhere safe with Kris
>>31138341Are there any changes to the Dark Valley from the game map? I would like to use it as a basis for figuring out how and where to defend.
>>31138354>>31138365>>31138370Jesus Christ, QTG is a cancerous hellhole
>>31138370what a whore...
>>31138402Where possible, I try to stick to the in-game maps. Where that is not possible, I use real-world topography.In cases where it deviates, I have made a specific point of noting it in the text.
>>31138341Yo Kaleun, how did they fix the barrel on the T-64BV? We threw a grenade in it and evidently damaged it taking the main gun out of commission, and fixing the barrel on a tank is a big fucking chore, requires facilities to demount the turret and a gun mounting brace/jig to get it out of the turret and repaired.Or did they just not bother and theres damage to the interior of the gun where the grenade went off?
>>31138402Aside from maybe some anomalies and stuff, I doubt there is a major change. Maybe a few Stalkers are in the abandoned farm or whatever, which is just near the gate to Darkscape.And that gate makes me wonder...
>>31138341I've got a question:How's your life been? According to your twitter, you've been running on like 100% stress levels for months, shit can't be healthy.
>>31138442smoothbores can fire even if the barrel is damaged...I think.>>31138428How's the chemical burn? And car...and work?
>>31138428Okay.Assuming that lake or whatever is still there on the west side, that's pretty safe from at least the tank. They are coming from the North right? We have walls there, though they can break through...
>>31138461>smoothbores can fire even if the barrel is damaged...I think.hehehehe, I really want to see them try, I've had a T-55 fire at me with an obstructed barrel.It did not end well.
>>31138453I wanted to ask what this Anon did, but I figured prying would be rude. If the topic's brought up anyways though...Kaleun, can you take care of yourself? Too often you seem to run on too little sleep which has literally put your life in danger. I still can't understand that time you had a broken finger and wanted to keep running.I know I'm just anonymous, but I'm honestly worried about you.
>>31138442You'll have to find out next thread.>>31138453>>31138461>>31138501I enjoy the little things in life. The big things are only there to serve as fun stories for my twitter.I rarely ever get stressed.And don't worry, my will includes a note to my buddy on my trip and passwords, so he'll be able to let you know if I'm ever not able to look after myself.
>>31138446Anomalies move, so you should probably assume you know nothing about those.>>31138469Is that a stash icon that managed to sneak unto your map southwest of the complex?
>>31138613>And don't worry, my will includes a note to my buddy on my trip and passwords, so he'll be able to let you know if I'm ever not able to look after myself.This was actually going to be my next question
>>31138613Good to hear. There's nothing worse than when something you've been following just stops off into dead silence, never to be heard from again.
>>31138613While the big things may only serve as fun stories and don't stress you, do take care all the same, I'm loving this and would hate for something bad to happen to you that would mean you couldn't enjoy this too.
>>31138613>If anything should happen to me, please, take care of /tg/. They'll need you.
>>31138628No idea, I just grabbed the first pic off the net. I'm currently only playing CoP.
>>31138628Yep, we probably don't know nothing about anomalies moving and stuff.>>31138657>dat inventoryMAXIMUM HOARDING
>>31138657Man, some days I wish those games were not so much ass and poorly made/held together with duct tape.They would be fucking amazing if a competent dev team with a stable engine got their hands on it.
>>31138693Gotta be prepared in the Zone
>>31138702I know that too well.I'm a huge hoarder as well.
>>31138693It all started as a casual stroll, I swear! Made about 10k profit though, that was nice.
>>31138693>2014>Not hoardingIn basically any videogame with inventory management, you're gonna hoard as much as you can in case you need it. Some people myself included like to go the extra mile and try to collect every weapon/armor in RPGs.
>>31138700Survarium is our hope for the future
>>31138693Well to be fair, Loli hasn't researched anything so she probably wouldn't make the mistake of assuming they never move. From what I can tell, our ingame knowledge about anomalies can be summed up as:1) beeper goes beep2) don't touch>>31138763This is why you have a detailed list of stashes and their contents in your mind.
Kaleun, is it true that we're still under the influence of C-Consciousness and when it matters the most that they'll take control of us again and cause even more mayhem?You wouldn't do that to us right?
>>31138763You know nothing, rookie.>>31138768It'll be a shame you're going to see it ruined, then.
>>31138794This brings up a good point though. We need to learn IC that the Wishgranter will fuck us up.I'm hoping for a Strelok caemo.
>>31138838>I'm hoping for a Strelok caemo.Well since this quest takes place after CoP he is either ded or working in some lab outside the zone
>>31138794Is that even a thing? I don't think the mind controlling thing is something they can just do whenever they please. Otherwise, why would there be zombies at all when they could have those be actually competent soldiers instead?There's the brainwashing thing though, isn't that supposed to be what they use or used when they need someone to act like a real person?
>>31138838I've never gotten around to playing STALKERWhat's so bad about the Wishgranter?
>>31138873I still don't understand why he got that position. He definitely would have more knack to roam the Zone. Sure, he has tons of experience, but he isn't a scientist.
>>31138898Shit son, play the game it's god-tierHead on over to the Stalker General in /vg/
>>31138873Deg is confirmed to have been doing his thing while we were at the Skadovsk. And our escape from the Monolith was speculated to be a result of Strelok's actions. I think that should place us somewhere before the end of CoP? Might be wrong.
>>31138907Probably more of a technical adviser or something than an actual scientist.
>>31138907He doesn't want this Zone to exist, for good reasons.He has shitloads of experience with Zone in general.If not scientist, he would be a Dutyer.
>>31138898Play it motherfucker. It's a hell of an experience.And visit Stalker General too.
>>31138975>If not scientist, he would be a Dutyer.Let us not forget the faction that combined the best of both.CLEAR SKY, NEVER 4GET
>>31139009RIP Clear Sky.Best faction in whole series. After Monolith.
>>31139031Didn't he get turned into Charon?
>>31139049He probably did. Probably.
Someone going to archive the thread?
>>31139133Go for it, he probably forgot
>>31139176I'm on my phone so I can't
>>31138923Degtyarev was still in Yanov when Kris received the tip-off that Vasa's father was moving north.Degtyarev had left Yanov by the time you arrived.
>>31138923Again, Strelok is Vasa's father
Hey guys what about asking wishgranter to become magical girl?
>>31139276>Asking the Wish Granter for anythingshig
>>31139276>I wish to be magical!Magic doesn't exit, ergo you cease to exist.Thanks, wish granter
>>31139206That's some heavy implications you're making there, Kaleun. It's a shame nobody trusts you anymore.
>>31139276>>31139290>>31139326>>31139380AAAAAH, the wish granter meta knowledge is killing me.
So what about asking for magic to be real?
>>31139420How about you do your job and stop letting people get so close to the Monolith? Fuck, why did we recruit this lazy bitch, she never takes orders.
>>31139420>Loli starts tripping balls, perceiving magic to be real.And we thought simply brainwashed Giltine was a threat to anything nice.
>>31139472Now I imagine Loli as in Meet the Pyro
>>31139505You're looking for Loli S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Quest (Part 3) "In which we find some perfectly edible mushrooms."
>>31139666Yeah, but we didn't go murderhobo on anybody
>Loli riding a chimera thinking it's a ponyCould be fun.
>>31139782We have Fluffy for that, hopefully he's not dead
>>31139763We did, though?I'm still not even sure what we killed, but it died.
>>31139818We really need to gather our loyal pets. But plot keeps happening all the freaking time.
>>31139833Well Fluffy wasn't really a loyal pet, more like a bored creature who didn't care that we rode him
>>31139782Loli being eaten by a chimera could also be fun.I'm up for either option. Let's let the dice decide?
Rolled 16>>31140412bring it on!
Rolled 2>>311404121) Riding2) Devouring
>>31140446It seems the dice have made their decision. I can't wait!
>>31140412With out mutant charming luck, we should go for itWe've gotten like a +10 in mutant charming right? I mean, we've tamed Doggy and Nibbler, gotten to ride Fluffy, and bartered with crows. At this rate, a chimera is nothing; hell we'll be able to use a pseudogiant as a mount by the end of this quest.
>>31140446And by that of course you mean we devour the chimera, right?
>>31140533I didn't write it as "being devoured" for a reason anon.
>>31140548In that line of logic, you also didn't specify which parties were involved.Was it Loli and a chimera, or Kris and Vasa?
>>31140683>or Kris and VasaI'm more than okay with that, but we both know you'll never write it.
>>31140709Joke's on you Anon, Kaleun is going to write an April Fool's thread on the 1st
>>31140683or maybe loli will become the chimera
>>31140766fuck you ;-;
>>31140761Said it before, will say it again. I'll believe it when I see it.
>>31140804Now he has to!
>>31140766Well what did you think we were agreeing to back in that bunker? This is the price you pay if you want to save your friends. I just wonder if they'll be grateful.
>>31140823I have to write a smut scene including both Kris and Vasa!?Oh dear. Well, since you all asked so nicely.
>>31140966 yes YES YES YEEEEEEESSSSSS
>>31140966>includingHow many faceless men will fuck Kris while Vasa is crying in the corner?
>>31140966I don't know whether I should be amused or horrified.Why not both, I guess.
>>31140966>Even if he does write it, it's still a jokeCruel world
>>31141001How long until she tries to sick Loli on them?
>>31141061You got that wrong. Loli will be the one who murders everyone once they are done.
>>31141087>Implying anyone will be left alive after the next battle
>>31140966I'd give that and so much more up just for a scene of Loli and Chocoshota penguin kissing.Did you think that spoiler was going to say holding hands? You sick fuck.
>>31141091Even if we pull through, I think Vasa is done with us. Which is a shame, because my favorite scenes were the ones where we interacted with her. Now all that is left for me is to go full murderhobo.
>>31141099I wonder if Chocoshota survived the Duty attack
>>31141132Kris will try to convince her I think
>>31141166She is more pissed off than ever, I think not even Kris can do anything at this point. Unless we do something absolutely heroic.
>>31141231Well, there's a tank coming we gotta do something about.If we handle this with zero casualties, I think we have a chance.
>>31141166Kris tried, sour as she is. Vasa is just convinced we're more trouble than we're worth. We told her we aren't, because we want to be friends with her. However, that only lends strength to her argument.
>>31141150Of course he did, Anon. He's the final boss after all.>>31141099>pic related>>31141231>Unless we do something absolutely heroic.Like saving an entire Freedom base from a tank without endangering any lives like you usually do?
Rolled 4>>31141276>Like saving an entire Freedom base from a tank without endangering any lives like you usually do?But in order not to endanger Freedom, we would have to solo the tank.That's an awesome idea! Rolling for combat.
>>31141276We don't have the tools to rush out there, engage, and remove the tank before it arrives. There is no way to get through this without somebody dying.
>>31141276>Like saving an entire Freedom base from a tank without endangering any lives like you usually do?Yes, we will find a way to do this. Nobody will die, not even the dutyers. Nobody will know what happened, but it is so going to happen.
>>31141276>Chocoshota is final boss>Goes to the Wish Granter to wish for happiness for Loli>Turns into chocolate golem
>>31141329>>31141342It depends on our tools available.Preferably, I'd want to disable the tank with minimal damage, then give it to Freedom. Then ask them for a ride.
>>31141276>>Unless we do something absolutely heroic.>Like saving an entire Freedom base from a tank without endangering any lives like you usually do?Hey we did pretty well against Kiyaya's men
>>31141373Shit's impossible, didn't you read the notes? Especially backed up by a team of Exosuits.
>>31141276Kaleun you magnificent bastard. I still can't tell if what you're saying about Chocoshota is true.That doesn't mean he won't be the only boss we stop with saccharine childhood love instead of bullets.
>>31141395Contact the Monolith, ask for an emission as a favor for old friendship's sake. Disable tank while dutyers run for cover. Nothing can go wrong.
>>31141441>Contact the MonolithThere is nothing wrong with this.
>>31141441Yes, of course, brilliant plan!
>>31141504>>31141562Okay fine, but what if we could fake one long enough to produce an opening? If you had access to a siren and set it off, even if it isn't quite right wouldn't it still spook everyone?
>>31141679>Activate blowout sirens>Launch red Kool-Aid into the skyI got nothing for the lightning bolts
>>31141765Flashbang grenades on balloons?
>>31141765Well I was hoping that wouldn't be necessary. If one was doing this, they wouldn't need to sell the entire emission, just the idea that one is coming. Hopefully at that point they'll be spooked enough that it takes them too long to realize it's a fake so that we can get in and sabotage shit properly. I really have no idea how viable that is, but the idea amuses me and if it worked it would totally accomplish the 'zero casualties' goal.
>>31141782Where are they gonna get balloons? But I do think you're onto something
Herr Kaleun, about your April 1st idea.Just don't.
>>31141906Fuck if I know.Can a bulldog be modified to fire flashbang grenades?
>>31141974Probably, but in 2 hours? I don't know
>>31141974>>31142100M-m-maybe some of the others can help? I kinda want to do this now. Especially if the next thread is on 1st of April.
>>31142379Someone's going to have to do it, I'm in PST and Kaleun's threads start at like 4 or 5AM
>>31142379If my hunch is true, faking a blowout will be the last thing on the players mind...
>>31142420Say hunch pls
>>31141974The RG-6 grenade launcher, known as ''Bulldog-6'' ingame, fires VOG-25 grenades. It's more of a matter of ''Do we have that kind of grenade?''I haven't seen any info like that, though. I'm sure there's a smoke and a flare VOG-25, but flashbang? I honestly don't know.
>>31142534Checked again. Yes, ''illumination'' rounds are available, it says.Which could be either flares or flashbangs.
>>31142420I don't know, Kaleun might think it's too soon to trick his players again, Everybody is already expecting him to. Giving us the tools to pull a prank ingame would totally be more fun, right? Freedom could even video the whole thing and spread the story until everyone is laughing at Duty.I'll just be over here, dreaming.
>>31142682He is too keen on trolling us for me to have any kind of hope. We'll see though and I'll try to contribute usefully if I'll be there.
Oh don't worry guys, as >>31141955 pointed out, I already have an idea in mind. And it won't interfere with your plans at all.
I'm not /k/ommando enough to know if we could jury rig VOG-25 grenades to replace the frag part with a flashbang, but we could always tryAnd if we have red smoke grenades we could totally use that
>>31142778>Loki's face when we want to use all of his resources on a fucking prankTime to live up to your name.
>>31142752You keep saying things, but I never know what to think about them.
>>31142938He just likes trolling, he admitted on multiple occasions he enjoys watching his players panic like headless chickens.
>>31143011But doesn't he know that we love him? Doesn't he know that it's a cruel thing to do to people who love you?
>>31143059Some people enjoy watching other's misery. It's sad, but it's the truth. And if it's true for Kaleun...well, that's unfortunate.
We are the little things that keep him going
Guys what if loli loves felling misery?
>>31143330I would prefer if something like the unanimous vote of "How are our friends?" got him going. I think that was a really heartwarming moment /tg/, well done.
>>31143357Then she is going to chop down the Red Forrest I guess.
>>31143357Then she would have stayed home.
>>31143477But her parents love and miss herHell, her dad is probably going to become a STALKER and look for her
>>31143547I would totally read a oneshot about his misadventures as she tried to enter the zone.
>>31143477But if she goes on adventures she can feel betrayal or loss of people she was in life-death situations with or even feeling of being forced to return home and leaving them all behind when they were counting on her
>>31143547Well yeah, we know that because Kaleun told us. But does she know that? Or does she just know that they kept fighting and that somehow it's her fault even if they say it's not? Does she just know that everything she does, everywhere she goes, she makes people unhappy? Maybe she thought finally the curse was lifted and she could be happy with her new friends. If only she could finally be happy.
>>31143648If she would finally convert to the one true religion of Monolothism she could be happy.
>>31143669I'm glad I'm not the only Monolithian here.
>>31143785Says the heretic scum.
>>31143669That's the worst part isn't it? Knowing that even though it wasn't the real you, your real feelings, that everyone around you were being controlled by... something, it's still the happiest you've ever felt.The monolith is shit though, if it really loved you it wouldn't need to mindrape you. Also, 404 soon fellow anons.
>>31143827I don't know about you, but I'd say that ignorance is bliss at times.
>>31143827>Also, 404 soon fellow anons.Good hunting, stalker.
>>31143825Duty is the one true pathNeedless to say I'm not a fan of Loli siding with Freedom
>>31143827I'll take an illusionary existence where I'm happy over the truth any day.>>31143856Agreed.>>31143872Agreed as well, never liked Freedom all that much. Unfortunately Duty was kind of an asshole here.
>>31143865>that missionI could take them all down with my knife. Ezy pzy.>>31143872I'm not a fan of Loli siding with anybody other than the Monolith.
>>31143910To be fair, we did murder loads of people
>>31143950I would have went along with them if they approached from a different angle, but bursting into neutral territory with a tank, threatening us and our friends while they have no jurisdiction. Nope.
>>31143872I was hoping we would never have to pick a side because fuck if I wanted to kick that horse. Strictly speaking, we never actually did choose one, so I guess that's okay. It's not like we've joined Freedom yet and I doubt we're going to. What does Loli care for stupid ideologies?
>>31143994Fair enoughAlthough if I was Duty, I'd be a little afraid of confronting Giltinė
>>31144044We should totally send back the tank to the base with the Duty members impaled on newly installed pikes on the tank."Please send me more toys!"
>>31144104Jesus Christ no.
>>31144104I don't think there's going to be a way to preserve this tank
>>31144044I understand wanting to bring a tank just because god fucking damn that girl has pulled some shit, but they still chose to burst it right into a neutral hub while she was surrounded by innocent bystanders. Even though I strongly advocated surrender at the time, the ultimate responsibility for those deaths are still with Duty. And that makes them assholes.
>>31144193True though if I could take it back I wouldRIP Sergei
>>31144180Then we'll leave the head-pikes on the smoking husk of whatever's left of the tank.Just so long as we get the message across.
Giltinė quints get
>>31144233Well yeah, I also still think it was the wrong decision to make, but what's happened has happened. Now I'll just have to fight to make Loli actually feel sorry about the decision she made, even though she had good reason to make it. And to fake a blowout because god that would be so funny.
>>31144460Why do you want her to feel bad about it if she had a good reason to do it?
>>31144488Because Sergei diedJust because you're in the right doesn't make it the right thing
>>31144488Well, we'll feel bad about Sergei getting killed and Vasa getting almost crippled, then severe radiation poisoning. And Kris maybe has PTSD.
>>31144526Hawaiian also has PTSD
>>31144526>Kris maybe has PTSDThat reminds me......of horrible, horrible things.
I love my players.Also, to whoever archived. Loving the description.
>>31144522You're still contradicting yourself.
>>31144565>I love my players.We'll see on the 1st then.
>>31144565 we love you too
>>31144586We were in the right to defend ourselves and our friends, but dozens died in the process; thus it was not the right thing to do.
>>31144488Because it was an actual gosh darn dilemma between two decisions with consequences that she couldn't accurately predict so naturally if the one that happened didn't turn out very well you'll feel sorry about the decision you made because you're still not sure what was the right way to go and you'll never know?Because her decision was influenced by her fear that her friends would be killed without her being able to do anything?Because she's a child and in no way rationally thinking being who thinks that everything bad is somehow, one way or another, her fault?You can pick either, really, they all work for me.
>>31144666It was still the right thing to do even if the results were inconvenient, and there's no reason to believe that a less inconvenient result would definitely be achieved by having had pursued a different path. Moreover, there is not an option to undo that choice and pick something else, so feeling bad about it accomplishes nothing.
>>31144780>It was still the right thing to do even if the results were inconvenientI fundamentally disagree with you on this, even if we didn't have the meta-knowledge that the trail was fair, we could have gleaned that from knowing Duty is lawful and that we had many allies of Duty, even the tank driver.
>>31145003They weren't lawful. They drove a tank into a neutral zone and prepared to open fire.
>>31145139I'm using lawful in DnD terms, as in they follow a code and are predictableThe Zone has no laws
>>31145154A neutral zone is an informal standard of the highest order. D&Ds fucktarded alignment system does not warrant a pass.
>>31145195Then replace lawful with ordered, whatever, point is they stick to their word
>>31145272How many times have they shown that to Loli? Because the tank is a really fucking big counterpoint. And don't say that other fuck, because everybody hated him.