Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Lolis, Killers, Explorers, Robbers.YOU ARE KRIS,"I'll... think about it," Vasa answers noncommittally. You don't blame her, you didn't even think she'd so much as consider the option. You guess that just shows how much she really does care. You'll have to tread carefully from here on out. She's the one person out here you don't want to hurt or betray.Your quiet moment is interrupted by Ice suddenly crashing down the stairs into the basement. "A pseudogiant just ran off with Loli!""WHAT?" You leap to your feet, grabbing your rifle ready to action. "What do you mean 'ran off with Loli'?"------------------------Five minutes later, you're in the main room of the station, arguing loudly with Vasa about how best to go search for the crazy little girl. Viktor has the tank's engine rumbling, ready to go at a moment's notice. Ice is trying to call her again, but still hasn't gotten an answer."-anything's better than nothing! Let's just get out there, we've gotta find SOMETHING!"Vasa cuts you off with logic, "something could be anything. Going blind into the night isn't gonna help."You're about to offer a rebuttal when Ice finally starts yelling into his phone. "Jesus Christ, girl, answer your phone when someone's calling you! Where are you? You alright? You dead?" He listens intently to the reply, before letting out a breath. "Right, well. How far out are you? We've got the tank ready to come help you out right now." He nods a few times, then presses the phone into his shoulder, looking to you and Vasa. "She's almost back. See? Nothing to worry about. And she says kill the lights." Vasa reaches over the bar and flicks the breaker, cutting power to all the lights at once. Viktor similarly kills the tank.Ice's eyes consider you for a moment longer before he finishes the call to Loli. "Okay. A heads up, Kris is looking pissed. Expect some flak when you get here. See you soon."
>>31554842Several minutes of anxious waiting later, Loli casually strolls through the pseudogiant-sized hole in the wall. "I'm back, everyone!" You check her quickly, noting that her Doggy is with her, and that her left forearm is roughly bandaged and lightly bleeding.[ ]Give her flak for worrying you.[ ]Hug her, tell her you're glad she's okay.[ ]Check out her injuries.
>We Foolz now:>https://archive.foolz.us/tg/search/subject/Loli%20S.T.A.L.K.E.R./>I also have a Twitter for updates, @Loli_Kaleun>Hopefully this thread will actually be of reasonable length. We shall see.
>>31554842>you didn't even think she'd so much as consider the optionWHAT OPTION, I MUST KNOW>>31554869>[ ]Give her flak for worrying you.>[ ]Hug her, tell her you're glad she's okay.>[ ]Check out her injuries.In this order.
>>31554869>[ ]Give her flak for worrying you.Kris mad.
>>31554869>[x]Give her flak for worrying you.Be the Bitch, Kriss. Make Loli hate you.
>>31554869seconding >>31554917 in that order
>YOU ARE KRISYisssss
>>31554869>>31554917Thirding this, Kris mad but Kris worried
>>31554869>[X]Give her flak for worrying you.>[X]Hug her, tell her you're glad she's okay.>[X]Check out her injuries.You put on your serious face, hands on your hips as you stare Loli down. She freezes as she locks eyes with you. "Dammit Loli, what the hell? You tell me to have a talk with Vass, then you interrupt it by playing with a pseudogiant?" She seems to be steeling herself, as if prepared for this tirade. "I can't even take my eyes off you without you doing something stupid! Do you have any idea how much trouble you're making for the rest of us? Or how worried we are!"As much as you want to lecture her, you can't help but let your true feelings slip through. "And have you even seen what time it is? Coming home this late, what am I supposed to do with you!?" It takes a moment, but you see Loli notice the sudden shift from lecture to gentle ribbing, and her expression softens. You step forwards and pull her into a tight hug. "Please don't worry me like that again. I'm glad you're safe."She returns the hug, arms wrapping around your waist. "Sorry, Kris-neechan. I didn't mean to, it just happened.""I know. Now, let me see that hand of yours."You lift her up and sit her down on one of the tables, beginning to unwrap the bandage around Loli's wrist while calling over your shoulder to Ice to go fetch your kit. Your eyes linger on him for a moment as he leaves, then flick back to Loli. "So? What happened?"The next few minutes are spent listening to Loli regale you with the story of how the pseudogiant used her as a plaything for a while, until the little boy from before appeared to save her. She seems a little too attached to the boy for your comfort. You don't like it, but she's also definitely not ready to know the truth yet. You smile with as much false sincerity as you can muster as you nod along to her tale, cleaning out the ragged tears in her flesh and patching them as best you can.[1/2]
>>31555176>You don't like it, but she's also definitely not ready to know the truth yet.Well thats not ominous in any way at all.
>>31555176Once you're finished with her, you offer to take the rest of her watch for her so she can rest up. Her and Vass head back down the stairs to bed, while Ice makes for the tank. Apparently its his turn on watch now.[ ]Go to the tank, make conversation with Ice/Viktor. (Write-in)[ ]Head downstairs, make conversation with Loli/Vasa. (Write-in)[ ]Take up your watch in the main room.[ ]Take up your watch in the basement.[ ]Patrol the area.
>>31555215>[x]Patrol the area.
>>31555212Welcome to LSQ, where we suspect everyone is a villain but play along anyway because it's all we have.>>31555215>[ ]Take up your watch in the main room.
>>31555215>[ ]Take up your watch in the main room.
>>31555215>[ ]Take up your watch in the main room.Yet another night in the zone, eh?So a guy is on patrol in the zone at night.He turns to his partner and says "Your shift".The guy goes to sleep.All of a sudden, he is woken up by shouting and hollering, his partner says "what are you doing asleep? You were supposed to be on watch, there are mutants, there are mutants!"So the guy says to his parnter "Then who did I swap shifts with?"And a zombie that looks like the partner leans over the wall and moans a greeting.<Drunk laughter>
>>31555215>[X]Take up your watch in the main room.You push one of the tables back against the wall, then settle down on it, leaning against the wall with your rifle beside you on the table. >Gimme some d10's for the random encounter chart.>I need to step away from my PC for a bit. For reasons.
Rolled 1>>31555346Shoot the Moon, eh
Rolled 8>>31555346We're fucked, aren't we?
Rolled 6>>31555358>>31555359>1>1Fuck.>>31555346how much worse can our rolls get?
Rolled 6>>31555359>>31555358And a zombie that looks like loli leands over the wall and moans a greeting.
Rolled 10>>31555363well, heres hoping an 8 is something good
>>31555366Don't be too paranoid. 1 doesn't have to be bad when rolling for random encounters on a chart.
Rolled 5>>31555387If this quest has taught me one thing, it is to always be paranoid.
Rolled 7>>31555387Telling someone to not be paranoid in these threads just feels wrong. Has there ever been a situation where paranoia isn't applicable?
Awesome. First thread since I read the archive. You are doing god's work Kaleun.
Rolled 4>>31555402When you're about to die it does not matter if you are paranoid.
>>31555358>>31555359Well lets hope this shits is on a random matrix. How ever, both of you: Stop that shit.
Rolled 4>>31555445Try and stop us; your gun will jam and you will fall down the stairs by the power of our bad luck.
>>31555445fucking hell anon, I just ate, why would you post that, now I feel sick.
>>31555460It's an actual thing for runners.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runner's_diarrhea
>>31555460Just look at the determined face on him. That is how I fell then double 1's are rolled at the beginning of the thread.>>31555469Also yes and it is kinda funny.
>>31555346>>31555358>>31555359As you sit in the darkness, thinking over the events of the last few days and generally trying to fight the boredom that encourages sleep, you're sure you can detect a faint buzzing in the distance. You focus your mind fully on the noise, trying to work out what it is. It seems to be faintly growing louder. From the west? You step out of the building for a moment, looking up into the sky in the direction it seems to be coming from. Straining your eyes as best you can, the buzz seems to be solidifying into something like... a jet engine. And the moment you place the noise, you pick out the black shadow passing between the clouds several miles away. It's the military UAV again. And it's coming right for you![ ]Get the guys out of the tank, hide everyone inside.[ ]Switch the lights on, let it know this place is populated.[ ]Do nothing. Hope it passes you by without noticing you.[ ]Other.
>>31555495>[ ]Do nothing. Hope it passes you by without noticing you.It better not take our fucking tank from us.>>31555445It would appear its not a random matrix
>>31555495Either they're recon-ing us, bombing us, or finding their tank.Get everyone inside at the lower level of the basement.Do not turn the lights on. Saying "Hey! I am here!" in the zone is like saying "I FUK U MUM! YOLO!" in a crowded teenager convention. It is a bad idea.
>>31555495>>[ ]Get the guys out of the tank, hide everyone inside.obama pls go
>>31555495[X]Get the guys out of the tank, hide everyone inside.
>>31555495>[ ]Do nothing. Hope it passes you by without noticing you.While this is a bad idea considering UAV fitted with thermal vision we didn't really have any choiceAlso, Amputee STALKER quest?
>>31555512>>31555544If we do that then its gonna blow up the tank and all of the shit since Yanov is worthless and meaningless
>>31555562>Also, Amputee STALKER quest?take that shit to /d/
>>31555495[x ]Other.Back the fucking tank inside the building, turn off the engine, and hope the IR signature isn't to big. Also get everyone in the tank if they aren't. Hope that the protection is enough.
>>31555579being in the basement would be more protecting than being in the tank, but backing it into the building to hide its IR signature is a good idea if its still got an IR signatureHK, how long has the T-64BV's engine been turned off? It matters a lot
>>31555577:I Why do you associate amputee with hentai, this is a quest thread
>>31555597It's 4chan. Generally you can assume whatever it is, it's someone's fetish.Especially the trannies and the children.Why nobody enjoys adult woman or adult man any more I do not know.I bet Burer is someone's fetish. Sick fucks.Where is vodka?
>>31555597because almost 99% of the time someone goes "I WANNA SEE AMPUTEE'S" its fetish shit, anon, I've served with guys who became amputee's and seen them suffer the injuries that caused the amputee, I come here for fun and entertainment and to escape the real world, not get dragged back into the most soul destroying moments of it.
>>31555590Long enough that there is no IR signature visible at this moment in time.As far as Kris can tell, she is currently the only heat source visible, since she's stood outside the building.
>>31555644Alright, everyone in the basement then! Post haste.
>>31555644right thenBACK IN THE BASEMENT>>31555495>[ ]Other.get back indoors with some thick roof above us, preferably in the basement
>>31555638I was talking about the possibility of one armed loli kicking the zone's ass, about how her struggle and winning godammit, not some amputee porn, jesus christ.
>>31555597Nigger Katawa Shoujo. I.E. the game that broke Kaleun and rebuilt him into the being we know and love today.Also:> :I
>>31555685and I don't see how she can't do that perfectly fine with two arms and not cripple her for live for fun
>>31555657>everyone in the basement then!we don't want to get everyone back in the basement, just Kris as we're the only one with a visible IR signaturethe guys in the tank are fine if its got no IR signature
>>31555495>[ ]Other.Have Kris get inside in the basement and call Ice and Viktor, tell them about the UAV but keep them in the tank, and to not do anything with it, don't even open hatches
>>31555704Alright, I will amend:>>31555657To say:Every one with body heat visible to the drone on the horizon; go to the basement or the nearest hard cover.
>>31555694For more drama! Come on, if you got issues about amputees or an amputees yourself you can't held into the cynicism man, not every depiction of amputees in fiction were porn.And that Amputee STALKER QUEST is call back to Part 31, I read somebody posted it back then.
>>31555740You are drunk anon. Go to bed. We will take care of the thread.
>>31555740>For more drama!That is the worst reason to ever vote for something and just outright metagaming for 'shits and giggles'.
>So, uh. What's the consensus?>Getting Kris inside and having the tank stay put?
>>31555796I think so, its that or get everyone in the basement
>>31555772It's not like HK going to approve it anyway.
>>31555796Isn't Ice on watch? Can't we just yell to him to stay low because UAV?
>>31555638You are on 4chan. Soul already destroyed. Leave sympathy behind and masturbate.>>31555685You are on 4chan and you do not expect porn?Reminds me of story of man who goes to zone, and is surprised by anomaly. Very short story.>>31555686>:lBe grateful he did not unleash the evil summoning rite of the : followed by the 3. Entire boards destroyed that way.>>31555740Is sounding like you have a fetish for drama.You masturbate to the tension and the lack of resolution, yes? Well I have a story about a man who fails to come to terms with who he is and what he feels. Also very short story. May be same story about man surprised by anomaly.
>>31555796Yeah that works. Assuming she is the only one outside. I feel bad for possibly negatively impacting the thread so have some humor.
>>31555830>HHOORRRDEvery fucking time.
>>31555828Butbutbut I came to 4chan for LSQ D:
>>31555830oh god that comic was all sorts of fucked up
>>31555851>HODOR!Heh. But yeah I am so sorry Herr Kaleun.
>>31555772There is more than one type of metagaming.There is "I want good things to happen to my character, so I can feel happy with him" metagaming, where you try to pre-empt and overcome DM's plans, and where you guess what strategy an opponent will use so you can beat him.Then there is "It is fun to poop on things. This quest is a thing I can poop on. I will have fun here" metagaming, where you try to upset the other players by intentionally steering things into the grim, the dark, and the hopeless.In both cases, metagaming. In one case, more dickish.
>>31555830Yes, she should get itMY SANITY
>>31555828>>Reminds me of story of man who goes to zone, and is surprised by anomaly. Very short story.>Heh.>Also, writing.
>>31555890Learn to have fun.Is better than being upset at things.For instance, next time some ass is making a monkey of himself, instead of getting upset about it, laugh at him.And if the DM or your other players join in being monkeys, laugh at them all.It is either that or get upset whenever some ass is being a monkey, and this is 4chan, so you will be upset a whole lot.
>>31555495Possibilities race through your mind. Is it hunting the tank? Or is it still after you? You can't imagine Loli being the target, but who knows how the Cordon's top brass thinks? Whatever the case, your best bet would be to hide. You duck back into the building, quickly hitting Ice's entry in your contact's list. He answers on the first ring. "Kris? Wh-""There's a UAV inbound. Stay in the tank, stay buttoned up.""Got it." He hangs up as you dive down the stairs to the basement.Moments later, you hear the UAV pass directly overhead, the hum of its engines rumbling through the concrete to you. It passes once, circling back to fly over your position again before continuing its flight to the east. You breath a sigh of relief, but don't move yet. Vass appears at the base of the stairs, looking up at you. "Kris, what was it?""Don't worry," you tell her. "Go back to sleep. I'll wake you in the morning." She nods uncertainly, disappearing back into the basement.You breath a sigh of relief. Life sure could get interesting if the military do start investigating again.The rest of your watch passes without incident, dawn light soon creeping its way over the horizon and into the station. After such a night, you're positively exhausted. The hatch of the tank cracks open outside, Ice stretching out and hopping down, rapping on the driver's hatch to wake Viktor up.[ ]Talk to Viktor/Ice. (Write-in)[ ]Wake Vass and Loli.[ ]Prepare breakfast.[ ]Go catch some shuteye, let the others deal with breakfast.
>>31555740>And that Amputee STALKER QUEST is call back to Part 31, I read somebody posted it back then.I posted that. I think the joke worked much better at the time, when the protag had her arm stuck inside a pseudogiant than now, and I'm not sure why you brought it up considering that the arm has been succesfully retrieved and the crisis averted. Not sure why people are so upset either though, losing an arm or leg is a very real risk. Mickey (I miss that guy) already lost an eye, Vass almost lost function of her arm very recently... It's not inherently a fetish thing unless you actually make it your goal to make amputees. So I sure hope if we screw up and someone does lose an arm you guys won't storm out of the thread because someone somewhere might think that's kind of hot.
>>31555944>[ ]Prepare breakfast Better not allow loli doing her chocolate shenanigans
>>31555944>[ ]Wake Vass and Loli.let Loli and Vasa make chocolatey breakfast while we can catch an hour or two's rest
>>31555944>[ ]Go catch some shuteye, let the others deal with breakfast.Kris just took more than her share of the watch, better get some rest while she has the chance.
>>31555944>[ ]Wake Vass and Loli.then>[ ]Go catch some shuteye, let the others deal with breakfast.while the others can deal with breakfast for us when we wake up
>>31555911The hero we need.
>>31555944>[X]Prepare breakfast.Cold. No large fires. There may still be some cereal behind Hawaii's former counter.
>>31555944>[ x ]Prepare breakfast.we need something to relax
>>31555944>[ ]Go catch some shuteye, let the others deal with breakfast.Grumblegrumblefrghrfgn.
>>31555955If I suspect we're playing in some guy's masturbation fantasy, I'm gonna shitpost and leave.Wait, what if shitposting is someone's fetish.Crap, I think the enemy has promoted a checker piece to a king, putting him in an advantageous situation.
>>31556065promoting a checker piece to a king is my fetishAH NU, CHIKI BRIKI IV DAMKE!Was it good for you too, baby?
>>31556085HK better update this thread soon before it turned into checker piece porn
>>31556123Fuck yeah, stack those pieces you dirty slut
>>31555944[X]Prepare breakfast.You slip down off the table and make your way over to the bar. Behind it is a small supply of canned and stored foods. Everything else has already been looted. You select a few that look potentially tasty, as well as a few plates, bowls and cutlery. Spreading these over the table and cracking open the tins, you set up a quick feast of tomato and mushroom soups, baked beans, cold sausages and bread loaf. It's not exactly the most appetizing of meals you've ever produced, but you're loathe to set up a proper cooking space after the UAV reconned you last night.Ice appears behind you, looking over your shoulder at the menu as his hand cups your ass. "Looks good," he comments, "thanks." He punctuates this with a kiss on your cheek.You smile back, "hardly. Anyway, I'm gonna go wake the girls. Don't eat everything without us."You find Vass sleeping at the ready, still fully kitted and sleeping upright against the wall. It really doesn't look comfortable. Loli beside her is sleeping peacefully. When you wake them, Vass waits for a moment while Loli pulls her blazer and hat on before both head upstairs. You pack up your sleeping bag into your pack before following them up with your own kit.[ ]Talk over breakfast. (Write-in)[ ]Ask what the plan is.[ ]Eat in silence, wait for someone else to speak.
>>31556287[x] Talk, mention the UAV reconCalling it now, Loli's grandfather is retired army brass and he is looking for her
>>31556287>[ ]Talk over breakfast.mention the uav recon
>>31556287seconding >>31556302 & >>31556325
>>31556302Her grandparents died at Chernobyl. Or well, the ones on her mothers side. Daddy's supposedly Japanese, so grandparents on that side may be alive, just not anywhere nearby.
>>31556380>Anonymous shadowruns rising...
>>31556395I'm not Kaleun, I just try to keep track of the scraps of info he's dropped in the past. Here, have one of the fuck old posts I base this on. http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27810504/#p27810504
>>31556287Discuss the UAV, and how it was reconing our exact area.Ask people what we're going to do.>raddad theBe on the lookout for irradiated fathers.
>>31556419ah, well I'm glad to hear one of us has a decent memory and is willing to share and remind the rest of us
>>31556287[X]Mention the UAV reconYou all settle down to eat. Everyone thanks you for the meal before digging in. You note Viktor's eyes passing over Vass more times than would be natural again. She finally seems to have noticed, judging by the slight coloring that tints her cheeks when she catches him looking her way. No-one seems eager to start a conversation, so you take the initiative."We got scouted by a UAV last night," you say to the table in general. "I think it was the same one that bombed us before. The military might be after us.""Woah, woah, hold on now," Viktor looks spooked. "The military? We're not exactly subtle here. We have a damn tank!"Ice seems less phased, but you feel he's probably bluffing his calm demeanor. "Likely, if this is the second time. What would they want?"You shrug, "I have no idea," you lie.Vass seems troubled, but doesn't say anything. Viktor looks spooked but stable. Ice nods his support to you.Loli... Well, you've never been able to tell what she's thinking, so her stupid grin doesn't mean anything.You change the subject. "Anyway, what are we planning to do from here? Do we have a plan?"Loli speaks up across from you. "Well, I need to pay back the scientist guys. I sort of promised them I'd help out if they helped me."Viktor seconds the idea. "Well, if there's a favor to repay, we should get it done soon. That's not the sort of thing to leave hanging in the Zone." Ice chimes his agreement."We were supposed to be going north," Vasa whispers to herself. You can tell she didn't mean for anyone to hear her; you could only make it out since you were paying attention to her.[ ]Argue the point, plan for something else.[ ]Agree, get the favor dealt with.
>>31556616[ ] Argue, and comply with VasaThe UAV actually Duty's, they want their tank back
>>31556616>[ ]Agree, get the favor dealt with.tell Vasa we'll head north as soon as we get the favor dealt with and pick up supplies for the trip
>>31556616>[ ]Agree, get the favor dealt with.it's not as if we couldn't go north right after taking care of that...
>>31556616>[ ]Argue the point, plan for something else.What are they gonna do, they're just scientists. That's not important, we were going to help Vasa find her dad!
>>31556616>Agree, get the favor dealt with>raise another point>Whoever has the resources to maintain a UAV probably has the resources to equip it with anti-tank missiles.>look at Viktor
>>31556616>>31556663 herewe need to take Vasa aside and tell her we're committed to going north and finding her dad with her, promise as much if we haven't already, but we need to make sure loose ends are tied up here before we can move on, we need to make her understand we're 100% for heading north with her but we can't be hasty about it>>31556683>What are they gonna do, they're just scientists. That's not important, we were going to help Vasa find her dad!anon, Karma is incredibly important in the zone, the scientists wouldn't do anything, but their mercenaries and the zone itself would ruin our daya favor to be repaid must be repaid
>>31556701>anon, Karma is incredibly important in the zonespeaking of, I dimly recall early in the quest there was a stat/mechanic in the background to do with karma and that, HK, is that still around?
>>31556712Two, sort of. There was reputation and humanity. Kaleun has mentioned in the past that he doesn't show all of the stat loss/gain anymore, but that they're still there. I'd assume that includes rep and humanity.
>>31556746We've probably got a high Humanity stat.Figures an out-of-place magical girl would maintain her humanity in a place like the zone.
>>31556812I doubt it has moved very far in any direction. There's been a lot of pulling back and forth over the quest between people trying to be a nice person and people who want to murder everything.
>>31556616>get the favour done, maybe we will even be able to fe some gear out of the geeks to help us move north
>>31556870>some gearyeah some good anti-rad gear is going to be a must for heading north, as well as better armor and more guns
>>31556812OHGODOHGODOHGOD I WANT TO KNOW WHAT BEARD HAS IN STORE FOR US TO WEAR NEXTWe're still in our magical uniform, aren't we not?
>>31556886 here againjust remembered HK's comments about getting setup with Beards 'merchant network' againhmm, maybe we can inform him that Yanov is safe again and looking to rebuild as a neutral safe zone with a merchant and whatnot
>>31556905Every non-mutant in the area being dead isn't how you tell that a part of the Zone is safe. I'd say it's extremely non safe right now.
>>31556893I'm hoping for witch costume.
>>31556935its safe from the duty assholes and ready to repopulate and set things backup again
Okay, I really hate to do this folks, but I'm going to have to call a halt to the thread. And with how my schedule is looking over the next few weeks, this is likely the last thread I can slot in for some time and I may need to call hiatus status.I know, I know, I'm a huge faggot.I'll try to use whatever consensus there is from this thread when we next pick up. Whenever that may be. Any updates will be on the twitter as always.>>31556893You still have the Homura outfit in your pack. As is your Akane getup. However, you're currently in the Kureha Gangster outfit.>>31556712Yes. See >>31556746>>31556812Er. Not really. You started out pretty bad.
>>31557197Thanks for the thread HK, hope life doesn't rake you over the coals too badly, keep us updated and don't get yourself killed in one of your wacky experiments.
>>31557197what >>31557279 said, take care and I'll be looking forward to when you run next, thanks for running this, its awesome fun
>>31557197at least write some closur0e on this chapter would you? Like (chapter 32 end)
>>31557197thanks for runninghope that someday some loli catgirls get out of your lab
>>31557313We should kickstart some genetical research on catgirls for HK
>>31557383>>31557313Careful mentioning such things, you never know what the scientists in game might be working on.
>>31557405INNAZONE CATGIRLS FTW WE SHALL EXPLORE THE ZONEAnd the catgirls murdered you and looted your corpses for a can of catnips
>>31557438nah, Loli would befriend them and they'd go hunting with Doggy and Nibbler
>>31557469I mean the ordinary STALKERAnd our plan for the pseudo didn't work
>>31557758true, I was very sad we didn't meet the DC18 to make it a new pet
>>31557469Nibbler is still MIA. Why wasn't she with Doggy? Maybe she's dead. Do you think she's dead, anon?
>>31557197Put on Homura outfit, we're going to rewind the shit out of this to save our sensei