PREVIOUSLY on SRW /tg/:We follow Major Michael Walter, ace mech pilot and veteran of the Tiberium War. Dispatched to the Azadistan hot zone, he led his Arm Slave squad to victory against KPSA guerillas, rescued GDI hostages and retrieved a prototype Personal Trooper. The fight was complicated, however, by the escape of the apparent leader of the terrorist and the emergence of a previously unseen, gigantic mech that should not even have been able to move according to conventional physics.PREVIOUS THREAD:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/32042064/PILOT ROSTER:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/32042064/CURRENTLY you have returned to the GDI base at Camp Golf for debriefing, rest and repairs.>Debrief with the base commander>Drink with your squad>Visit the hangar>Brood alone>Other
>Apologies, the Pilot Roster can be found HERE:http://pastebin.com/LVjLYGS3
>>32183478>Debrief with the base commanderWork before drinking.
>>32183478>Debrief with the base commanderGet business out of the way first, then we can rest.
>>32183478>Debrief with the base commander
god damn the though of NOD and DC working together......NOOOOOOPE!
>>32183681you just know Kane is going to use a upgraded Valsion
>>32183478>Debrief with the base commanderWe need to let our boss' know about the Giant Robo we fought.
so is this going to be tib sun era or wars era?
"Enter!" The response comes quickly, and you step inside. The commander rises from the chair behind his desk to greet you. This time he's alone. You salute, and recieve a rapid "at ease"."Let's get down to business, Major. I've been looking at your combat data. The tactics you used to get inside the facility were effective, though risky. A frontal assault could have been a massacre if the terrorists had been prepared to kill the hostages. Fortunately for us, it seems the prisoners they took were just a distraction. Their real target was the Gespenst prototype. Luckily, Lieutenant Tarask prevented the enemy from getting hold of the unit's activation codes." The commander pauses here, looking at you as he takes a breath. "But the most serious thing we need to discuss is the giant enemy mech you encountered. What did you manage to learn?"You give him a brief rundown of the fight, describing the red-painted metal monstrocity in as much detail as you can. As far as you know, the unit was armed only with fists, some kind of sword or bat-like melee weapon that you never saw unsheathed, and missile launchers inside the shoulder pads. It moved with surprising speed for something that size. You don't fail to mention the glowing field that surrounded the mech and deflected weapon fire, keeping it seemingly invulnerable."I see. Thank you for the information, Major." The Commander replies after another brief silence as he considers your story. "I've got a team analyzing your combat recorder data to get every piece of information out of that encounter we can. But it's clear that this development is something to take very seriously. I've contacted a group that specializes in incidents of this type. Their representatives are due to arrive at this base in 8 hours. I'll need you to meet with them at that time. Meanwhile, you're free."You thank the Commander and get ready to leave.>Drinking time>Mech time>Alone time>"Before I go, Commander, one more thing..." (Write in)
>>32184004>Drinking timeBOOZE TIME NOW!
>>32184004>Drinking timeSadly, I doubt we have enough connection with the mech we used to go for the whole 'Checking on it while its repaired' thing.
>>32183722...But NOD already has a type of giant robot. The Avatar.
>>32184004>Mech timeHa ha, time to geek out!
The bar is a small tent on the edge of the base, close to the chain link fence that marks the border between Camp Golf and the desert outside it. Inside, you find a sturdy counter flanked with chairs, a few tables and a jukebox currently playing soft jazz.Katina and Russel are sitting at a table, arm wrestling. A small crowd is gathered around them. As Katina slams Russel's arm down onto the tabletop, jeers and cheers erupt from the audience. "5-0!" the female pilot cries out triumphantly. "Consider yourself SCHOOLED, Russel! Remember the promise: you're buying coffee for me for the rest of the month!" You note to yourself that the male Lieutenant doesn't seem all to fazed by the loss.Natalya and Lamia are at another table, drinking small shots of vodka and attempting to ignore the commotion coming from the corner where the arm-wrestling match is taking place. Maria is sitting at the counter, downing beers and bragging about her battle with the sword-wielding Tieren pilot to anyone nearby.>Join Katina and Russel>Join Natalya and Lamia>Join Maria>Other
>>32184004>>Drinking timeTime to unwind after a hard day.
>>32184356See if we can beat Katina.
>>32184356>Join Natalya and LamiaSeems to be more our speed compared to the others.
>>32184356>Join Katina and Russel
>>32184356>Join Katina and RusselTeach Katina some lessons on humility. Then,>Join Natalya and LamiaFor some actual downtime
>>32184356>>Join MariaSee how hard her loss last mission is hitting her
It doesn't take long for Katina to notice you. "Hey Major!" She waves you over. "Come over and join in! I need a new opponent." You walk over to the crowd, greeting the other squad members as you pass. Russel moves over and you take a seat opposite the blonde pilot. She looks you straight in the eye as she places her elbow on the table, readying herself for a match. Strange. Her eyes seem to differ in color.You lock your palm with hers."Ready... GO!" Someone calls out. Behind you, you hear "5 creds on the Major." "10 on the LT".>roll d100
Rolled 29>>32184712Here we go!
Rolled 59>>32184712Heeeere we go~!
Rolled 50You feel her pushing against your arm. For a moment, you falter, and she almost pulls you down. But you muster your strength and recover your position, pushing her back. You let her exert herself and gain the upper hand again, and looking up, you see her smile, assured of her win.It's at this point you use everything you've held back so far. You slam her arm down on the tabletop to the excited cries of the audience, some glad, others disappointed. Katina's face is flustered. Next to you, Russel smiles inscrutably."Again.">Rematch>No thanks
>Forgot to turn off my roll, please ignore that 50.
>>32184914>RematchSure, why not?
>>32184914>>RematchWe'll give her one more go.
>>32184914>>No thanksDon't think we could manage it twice in a row.
Rolled 2>tie breaker roll
You rise from the table. "I'll save it for another time, Lieutenant. Right now, I'd prefer to relax a bit." Katina nods, recovering her composture. "Yeah, Major. Can't have you lose face in front of the others, right? We'll do this some other time, when I'm not tired from beating Russel and the rest of'em." "Any time, Lt." You shake her hand. She squeezes it a bit harder than necessary.With the arm wrestling over and done with, you go over to the table where Lamia is nursing her drinks while Natalya keeps knocking them back, seemingly unaffected by the vodka. "Nice win, Sir!" Lamia comments as you find a seat.>Talk about (topic)
>>32185364>>Talk about (topic)Them. Ask about the two of them. History and such.
"Nice of you to join us, Major." Natalia takes another shot of vodka. "We were just discussing how good the mission went. We were working together very well, even though most of us don't know each other.""Actually, that's what I wanted to ask you ladies about." You reply. "I'd like to know a little about the people I go to battle with. Didn't have time to talk to you much before we went out, but now that there's time, I'd like to hear about your history and such. How'd you end up here, how you got into piloting, that sort of thing.""I'm a professional pilot, Major." Natalia says. "I joined the Initiative as soon as Nod-funded uprisings began in Eastern Europe. When their militia thugs took over my homeland, Crimea, I knew I had to fight back."Lamia looks down. "I... I guess I could say I was born to pilot mechs, Major. My family had a major part in developing and designing the first humanoid weapons systems. In a way, it's my destiny.""But anyway, Major, I think you should also tell us something about yourself." Natalya interjects, downing another drink. "How did you get that scar, for instance?">In the battle of Temple Prime>Weapon overheat during the first walker field trials>"That's classified, LT">Other>Match Natalya's drinking>Don't drink along with Natalya
>>32185824>>In the battle of Temple Prime>Match Natalya's drinking
>>32185824>in the battle of temple primeGotta go with it
>>32185824>>In the battle of Temple Prime>Don't drink along with NatalyaShe's from Eastern Europe, we can't keep up with her.
I bet we got it from either Kane or that black hand commander from Tibet sun
>>32185971God damn auto correct
>>32185824>In the battle of Temple Prime>Don't drink along with NatalyaWe can get plenty buzzed AFTER the story.
>>32185824>In the battle of Temple Prime>Don't drink along with Natalya
>>32185824>In the battle of Temple Prime>Match Natalya's drinkingWe can keep up. What could possibly go wrong?
why do I get the feeling NOD and DC are about to come knocking on our door with lions and cyborgs?
You lean back and put your hands behind your head, looking up. "It's been a while since I thought about that, actually. During the battle of Temple Prime, I was part of the first wave airdropped in to secure the roads into Sarajevo so the main force could move in." The memories come back vividly, the smell of smoke and diesel fumes in the cockpit of your mech, screams of dying men and women on the radio. "All the approaches to Kane's sanctum were defended by his most fanatical, most loyal cadres. Hardcore Brotherhood loyalists. They had their backs against the wall and they knew it, so they threw everything they had at us. Obelisks of Light, hidden bunkers, Stealth Tanks ambushing us from high ground, suicide bombers... It was hell.""High Command was weary of using mechs back then," you continue, "it was untested tech that they didn't really trust, but they decided that killing Kane was too important to hold anything back, so they sent us in. I'd hardly seen real combat before that. A few hours into the fight, my Wolverine's left chain gun jammed. So I went out to try and fix the gun."You remember it clearly. The ground shook with blasts from Nod artillery. Next to you, a burnt out husk of a Mammoth tank was smoldering. It was a warm, clear summer day.(1/2)
"I climbed out the cockpit, pouring with sweat. The Wolverines didn't have air conditioning like the Arm Slaves do nowadays so it was like an oven in there. I looked at the gun and realized I had no idea how to fix it at all. So I gave the damn thing a few kicks with my boot, and something rattled in there, and I figured I'd give it a shot. I got back into the cockpit, and the first thing I saw was that the flank to my left had broken. Nod walkers had moved in, dousing the infantry with flame throwers and taking out the armor with missiles. I aimed at the lead mech and fired, but it turned out my gun was still jammed. So I did the only thing I could do. I charged in and rammed the fucker. My Wolverine was trashed, but so was his mech. Got the scar from the impact."Natalya raises her glass. "A toast to that, Major. To victory.">Free action/topic (Write in)
>>32186527Check how Maria is doing
>>32186596going with this
>>32186596Might as well get some face time with ever pilot.
>>32186527Toast back, knock one over, and mention you're going to go check out how Maria's doing.Speaking of which, did they ever do more with the Wolverine design in this universe, where mecha obviously have a lot more foothold compared to C&C, where tanks are more prevalent?
>>32186509>>32186527Wait, which Wolverine are you talking aboutLike, the Battletech/Dougram one? the C&C one? Another one I'm missing?
>>32186657Did Lamia's parents help design them?
>>32186700its GDI during the first battle for temple prime
>>32186657 we do have the Mammoth MK2 coming I hopehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29tIywIuDkA
>>32186967also have some wolverines, titans and juggernauts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gT0ej86lwU
>>32186967Eh, we don't need no stinking Mammoth Mk.II. We're OG, once we get into the swing of things we'll get our own custom mecha. One that will violate at least three laws of physics. It's how these things go.
>>32187051>Implying we won't end up in a Mammoth Tank now
You raise a glass of your own, and toast back. "To victory." The vodka burns in your throat, but you keep from wincing. Natalya seems to be drinking that like it was water. You rise from the chair, and join Maria at the bar."Ah, Major. Telling old war stories?" The tanned woman turns away from several admiring technicians to give you a bemused look. "I was just telling these boys a war story of my own." "About how I bailed you out from that guy that sliced your AS's arm off?" Katina yells, laughing. "No, Lieutenant," Maria replies with a frown, "I was telling them about how I got the name Red Cloak, fighting against the AEU's foreign Legion in North Africa.""You fought against AEU forces in North Africa?" You ask. "When?" Maria brushes her hair back, and looks at you briefly. "In the Tiberium War, Major. As a mercenary, I fought for the Egyptian Brotherhood."You are briefly taken aback. "You fought for Nod? And you're OK just telling people this in a GDI base?"Maria smiles at you. "Major, surely you don't keep grudges like this. The War was 10 years ago! Nod is no more, Kane is dead, and the GDI reigns supreme. Besides, I fight for money, not ideals. The Brotherhood offered me a good deal, and I took it. Nothing personal, just business. Surely you understand?">I do>I don't>Elaborate
>>32187051piloting a MK2 in this universe is a death sentence but having one as support like a battleship would be nice
>>32187094>ElaborateI am getting a baaad feeling about this
>>32187094I do, gotta make a living somehow
>>32187094>I do.>Elaborate.If you're a merc, well, that's just fine to go with the highest bidder. Just don't go backstabbing after you've already taken the job and we'll be the best of buds.
>>32187094>>I doBut at the same time, telling people you may have killed their friends is probably not the best thing to do.
>>32187094>I doMight as well be professional. Good team spirit and all that. Now on the other hand it would be awkward if we fought on the other side in that campaign. (Kane is so not dead)
>>32187094Personally, working for a cult is one of those things I wouldn't do for a million bucks.
>>32187094>I do"Still, a lot of people here hold on to some of those bad war memories. Be careful who you tell that story to."
>>32187094>>I doThat's how they roll.
>>32187158Of course not. Kane never dies. My bet is that he's going to turn out to be the head of Celestial Being. 00 is one of the series in this, and Kane looks an awful lot like Aeolia Scheinberg.
>>32187227You make an excellent point. Also that would remove another name from the checklist if Kane did competently replace Aeolia.
>>32187227Can't be. Aeolia prepared all that shit like 200 years ago and Kane was around to, you know, fight in the war our character has experienced. That might cause a bit of a timing problem.It also implies he'll have to die while frozen like a popsickle so that the 00 crew can unlock Trans-AM. No, sir, I'm more afraid of Kane getting within a 100 foot radius of fuckin' Ribbons.
>>32187273Kane and Ribbons would kill each other on first sight. They're too similar.
>>32187273we are fucked.....
>>32187273Kane is immortal, dude. He first came to this planet during the stone age. No timing problem at all. As for being cryofrozen...well, Kane is known to use decoys and duplicates. It could very well be a clone body that Alejandro Corner winds up shooting.
>>32187284Not quite. They wouldn't try any of that. They'd try to use each other as much as possible and get incredibly frustrated yet amused when they keep outmaneuvering each other.Or they keep "killing" each other with Ribbons coming back in some new clone body every time while Kane keeps faking it over and over like it's going out of style.
>>32187285It will be fun, they said. Drink a few drinks, have a few laughs they said. And then we kill everyone.
>>32187296Question is, why would he shoot himself in the foot like that, creating an organization that is by definition going to oppose him with the very technology he'd prepare for them? It's contradictory by itself and he'd have more trouble dealing with them than anyone else, since NOD is far more of a public threat that most generic terrorists, which would in turn mean they'd get priority when Celestial Being would start doing their interventions.
>>32187352for shits and giggles m8
>>32187352Who can truly know the mind of Kane? Maybe in this universe the armed interventions are going to be responded to positively because, as you said, they're opposing the threat that is Nod. Maybe the Brotherhood were going to be fall guys all long and Celestial Being is his real plan to get humanity to ascend and leave the Earth.
>>32187379Nah, you don't invest that much manpower into people taking the fall. That runs counterproductive, you want the least amount of people you can to run that sort of operation so you lose a minimum amount of resources. If he does own the tech and created the organization, then he just needs to hold it back until Celestial Being bites it. After all, it's just four people as opposed to the fuckton of people in the Brotherhood.
You choose your words with care, even as you see a few of the older base staff look at Maria with surprise and something that you're sure could grow into resentment unless you defuse the situation now. The last thing you need is a bar fight right before some big shots arrive at the base."I understand, Lt." You answer her. "Mercenaries fight for profit, it's what they do. And Nod did throw a lot of money around, at least in the early stages of the war. Still, Lieutenant Winnicot," you continue, "I would be a bit more careful with war stories like that in here. It could get uncomfortable if anyone here fought on the other side of you and DID hold a grudge."The woman looks down at her feet, suddenly contemplative. "A good point, Major. I'll keep it in mind for the future.""What was it like, though? Working for that cult?" One of the younger technicians asks, leaning in closer to Maria. The silver-haired woman draws away, frowning. "Well. The Brotherhood wasn't really a cult. Kane's inner circle, those Black Hand people, and the sycophants around him, they were a cult. Most of the Brotherhood were independent cells, recruiting from disgruntled locals and professional... you know the term... 'freedom fighters'. Of course, there was a lot of fists being raised and a lot of shouts about peace and power and all that, but the impression I had was that most of them were just playing along, in the hope to get a share of the power and freedom they were promised. Not to mention free lunches." She looks up at the ceiling fan, rotating slowly in the dusk. "But I have to say there was something about that Kane person. He was... captivating. Every time they showed a new transmission of his, I watched it with the others. Sometimes I even... Oh, never mind. He was a fool, self-important and vain, like all idealistic men.">Stay in the bar, keep talking>Go to the hangar, check on the mechs>Go to the barracks, get in shape for the meeting>Other
>>32187435Yeah, I guess you're right. Maybe I'm just too used to SRW games tying things together in weird, convoluted ways that make everything related. Though I'm still baffled that neither J nor W tied SEED together with Nadesico. It's a total wasted opportunity.
>>32187470>Go to the hangar, check on the mechs
>>32187470>Go to the barracks, get in shape for the meeting
>>32187470>>Go to the barracks, get in shape for the meetingIf there's something wrong with the mechs the techs will tell us.
>>32187485J was the debut game for SEED, and made by their secondary game dev team. Those guys almost always play debut series 100% straight.Now, see, if on top of 00, Wing Gundam starts making an appearance, we have to start getting worried. I shudder to think what would happen if charismatic forces like Treize and Kane would clash.Back to the voting at hand,>Stay in the bar, keep talkingLet's shoot the shit with the merc some more.
>>32187485>JJ didn't tie anything at all together. All the separate continuities just sort of did their own thing.
>>32187470bar, keep talking we espirt de corp barfly nowmaybe buy some drinks ahead of time for the repair and maintenance crews when they get off their shift to get on their good side
>>32187538Kane Vs Treize
>>32187470>>Stay in the bar, keep talkingNo real purpose to it, just socializing with our squad.
>>32187470Hangar, gotta check up on our baby.
>>32187545god, I miss Tekkaman more power armor in SRW in general can only be a good thing
>>32187545They did a little bit. But still, you're right, it's weird. I guess it's what >>32187538 said and the dev team didn't want to mix series.
>>32187581I miss Granteed. That thing was a fucking monster.>You need any help, kid? >Eh. I'm fine. There's only like a hundred of them.
>>32187485>>32187538Speaking of SEED, anyone else notice how much the Coordinators were like Clanners?
>>32187611Granteed was cool, but the Coustwell will always be my baby > dat popout blade in the foot >dat energy rocket punch that I always wished would turn into a giant green middle finger> dat upgrade that was just giant rocket propelled boxing gloves
>>32187644Not really. Aside from the whole genetic engineering thing, their societies are nothing alike.
>>32187672No mention of the notShining Finger or the fact that it was basically OG!Shining Gundam? For shame, anon.
>>32187916dose go without saying!
So, what series does this quest have in it?
>>32188327This. I'd also like to know if voting for that kind of stuff is finished. (please have ZOE2 or Vandread...)
"So, Lieutenant," you ask (if nothing else than just to bring Maria out of her reverie) "how DID you get that nickname? 'Red Cloak'? It seems very particular." At this, she looks up. "Well, Sir, back when the Brotherhood developed the stealth tank, they made the decision to test out the same cloaking field technology on the walkers I was testing out for them. I was already fighting with melee weapons back then, so the addition of a stealth field that hid my Rk-89 from view until I was already in range suited me very well. The stealth generator output couldn't map directly to the walker, so instead they covered my mech in a large canvas cloak that would serve as the field's projection surface. So I went out into the Libyan desert to test the system by assaulting a weapons convoy." She closes her eyes and smiles. "I didn't realize that the sand interfered with the projector. The output didn't match the surrounding, it was out of sync and it actually projected a deep red hue. So to my big surprise, when I went off to assault the convoy, the escorts opened fire. I completed the mission anyway, and rumors of a mech with a red cloak started to circulate. I decided to roll with it. They fixed the problem with the stealth system, but I set it to red anyway. I liked it.""Thanks for the story, Lt," you say, rising from your seat. "Now if you'll excuse me, I need to get ready for a meeting." The pilots and ground crew toast to you as you leave and make your way to the barracks. A brief shower and a change of uniform later, into your dress blues, and a loud noise fills your ears. You look out the window to see the night sky lit up by the flare of jet engines. You recognize the sillhouette as a Kodiak, one of the new, unwieldy Orca orbital transport carriers being developed by the GDI. (1/2)
Staying indoors until the dust thrown up by the Kodiak settles, you exit the barracks and make your way to the command center. At this time of night, it's nearly empty, the analysts you'd previously seen engaged in a heated discussion around what must have been your recorded combat data gone. You enter the base commander's room to find it crowded with three people. Besides the commander, there's a tall man in a navy uniform, wearing a cap from a ship you recognize as an old AEU vessel, and a grey-haired man with a hard-bitten expression and khaki fatigues that look vaguely special forces.Oh wait. There's someone you missed. A petite girl, silver hair bound in a ponytail, smiling widely, dressed in a captain's uniform that looks to be tailored to her size."Major Walter." The commander looks at you with something that feels like sympathy to you. Did he also experience a similar shock just now, when that girl walked in? "I'd like you to meet the representatives of the special defense organization, Mithril. This is Lieutenant Commander Kalinin." He points to the grey-haired man. "This is Commander Richard Mardukas." The other man. "And this..." Pointing, finally, at the girl, "is Captain Teletha Testarossa." "Pleasure to meet you, Major." Mardukas offers. "Yes, it's so nice to see you, Major Walter! I've been following your career with great interest! Eh, I mean... well, we've done some background checks and..." "You don't need to continue that line of inquiry, Captain." The grey-haired man suggests. "I see. Well, in any case, welcome." The child extends her hand to you.Somehow, this seems even more incredible than that giant mech you fought back at the KPSA base. That one just violated the laws of physics.(2/3)
>>32188463So are they just hitching a ride on this, or is the Danaan a Kodiak instead of a sub in this universe?
>>32188506She's probably a spaceship.
>>32188506GDI used it to give them a lift I think
>>32188506Can't it be both? MITHRIL tends to have some crazy shit compared to everyone else, so I wouldn't be surprised they got a submarine that can convert to a spaceship in this universe.That, and I heard that the thing was converted for space fare in one of the SRW games, so honestly, it's not too much of a fetch. Still, the call's up to TimeDiver.
>>32188327>>32188391So far we've got Full Metal Panic, Command and Conquer, Gundam 00, Pacific Rim and Evangelion.
>>32188756You forgot Banpresto Originals. But still, needs more Supers.
"Mithril?" You manage to produce some kind of response. "I've never heard of an organization named Mithril." "That is perfectly understandable, Major!" The girl smiles at you, nodding energetically. You can't help but picture an enthusiastic puppy. "Mithril is a highly classified entity. Its existence is known only by a select few in the GDI high command. In fact, our organization was founded before the GDI was officially instituted by the UN following the Tiberium Crisis... But I'm getting ahead of myself. We are a global defense force tasked with investigating the use and development of potentially dangerous technologies of, um, well... strange origin? Is that OK to say, Mr Mardukas?" "Perfectly, Ma'am." The man replies in a serious tone. "Well, anyway. Prior to the Tiberium Incident, the flow of potentially dangerous technology into the world could be regulated consistently. However, since then, development has exploded. New propulsion methods, alloys, computing algorithms, and medical innovations are coming into being constantly. One might think that this is a good development, and I tend to think so myself..." The girl stares off into space for a moment before continuing, "but there's also new weapons systems, smart bombs and brainwashed terrorists coming into being as a result of this. And by my projections, we're rapidly approaching the point of no return - where the cascade of development and proliferation of technology will become impossible to regulate or contain." She reaches for a thick binder on the desk. "Oh, I have the projections right here, if you'd like to read them... Oh my!" Unable to grasp the binder properly, it slips from her grasp and scatters its contents over the floor. "I'm sorry, I'll just put these back... um..." The girl kneels down and begins stuffing the paper back into the binder. The navy man bends down to help her.(3/4)
"In any case, Major." Kalinin fixes you with a stare that takes your mind off clumsy children playing military officials for a moment. "We have called you here because of what you and your squad have seen. The prototype unit whose capabilities you witnessed firsthand is the first of many innovations that will be released into the world shortly. We are in need of capable personnel to ensure that the peace you have fought so hard to protect doesn't devolve into chaos and anarchy when these new weapons inevitably fall into the hands of terrorist organizations.""I have... have an official transfer order," the girl comments from the floor, "signed by your commander Solomon that places you and your squad under the direct command authority of Mithril Tactical Division, Special Response... I had that paper here, but I can't find it... um, I might have put it in the binder by mistake...""Never mind that, Ma'am." Mardukas rises to his feet again. "As of now, you are seconded to Mithril as a specialist consultant. You have 30 minutes to pack your things and report to the Cu Chulainn for your next assignment." "Sorry, Sir," you interrupt, "report to the what now?" "The Cu Chulainn is the airborne command carrier we arrived on, Major. It's right outside here." The girl points at the moon out the window as she continues gathering papers.The reality of the situation is beginning to dawn on you. These people, it seems, are now going to be your direct superiors.You look at the commander. He shrugs.>Free action (write in)
>>32188913Inform our squad what just happened. Ask the merc if she minds having been turned into a member of the international super KGB/CIA/FBI/spesscops, she might not like that. Or she might, depending on the pay. And we might have to make sure she doesn't turn out to be Gauron's sell-out insider from that one plot point from FMP. Same with Lamia,
>>32188913Inform our squad and get to packing, I guess?
>>32188913Ask how long we should expect to be without resupply (ammo, fuel, etc) so we know how much to load on the transport.Thirty minutes doesn't seem like a lot to pull everything together, so we should probably hurry to our squad and get them moving.
>>32188913Ask about transferring our mecha over to the Cu Chulainn. Is that already being taken care of? And what about bringing the Gespenst Prototype? Do we get to keep it?
>>32189025I think we get to keep it
>>32189025Dude, fuck our old M6 units, Mithril works with the M9 models, who already come with all the customized work we did on ours (stealth field) and more. Better performance, better weapon kits, better everything.Scopedog still superior, though.
>>32188913>Approach Tessa>"Hay Tessa i got a submarine in my pants and it needs an "emergency blow" if u kno wut i mean."
>>32189274We don't know that in character or out of character for sure
>>32189301I'm having trouble figuring out of Mardukas or Kalinin would kill us first.
>>32189301That would result in literally all of Mithril shooting us. Like, every single person in the organization.
>>32189309True. My bad.I maintain that Scopedogs are superior, though. AS ain't got shit on red shoulders.
>>32189354Scopedogs would get torn apart by the head vulcans on AS.
>>32189345Also not very professional. Remember we are veteran. Not Ace. Not psychic, not Mary Sue. We are not the MC of StrikeWitch Quest. We officer and a gentleman, not retard.
>>32189414Dem wheels, though.Vrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
>>3218941>young in a superOh god no
Well, there's nothing to it. You've been through sudden transfers before, so you know how to proceed next."Sirs, Ma'am, one question before I proceed." You say without emotion or stress in your voice. "Our Arm Slaves, are they being transferred along with us? And what about the Gespenst prototype? Do we get to keep it?""The Gespenst prototype is already being loaded aboard. Evaluating its combat performance is essential." Kalinin replies. "As for the Arm Slaves, you and your squad members will be issued new, top of the line AS units. Unless you have a sentimental attachment to your Bushnell, leave it behind.""I see. Thank you, Sir, Sir, Sir, Ma'am." You salute and leave the party to sort Teletha's paperwork. As the outer command center door closes behind you, you march resolutely to the bar. The scene you encounter there is exactly what you expected."HEEY MAAAAJOR!" Karina slurs from her table, surrounded by beer bottles. "Here to score the settle... I mean settle the score? I can take you on no problem!""TEN-HUT!" You yell. The patrons of the bar adopt mostly vertical, mostly stable postures. "Squad! We're transferring out to some hush-hush operation! Pack your gear and be on that air carrier in 30 minutes or be left behind!" "Wha' about our mechssssh..." Katina mumbles. "Already taken care of, LT. BAGMAN! Get her sober or drag her into the transport, I don't care which as long as she's on board in 30." "Yes, Sir." The man sighs. "Poklonskaya! Get moving!" You look around. "Actually, where's Loveless?" "She went back to barracks to retire, Sir." Natalya neither slurs nor sways. You resolve never to attempt to get this woman drunk. "I will wake her up and make sure she boards." You nod.
You nod. "Winnicot!" Maria looks at you, that same thin smile on her face growing slightly wider. "What does your contract with Azadistan require you to do?" "Actually, Sir," she replies, "they just released me from the contract. But they paid the whole fee. I'll join your 'hush-hush operation', provided you think I can be trusted.""Pack your things and be ready in 30," is all you say before you leave as abruptly as you entered. You return to the barracks, stow your few possessions into a standard-issue duffel bag and leave for the airfield, where the Cu Chulainn stands tall. As you ascend the boarding ramp as the Gespenst is loaded into the Cu Chulainn's vast cargo bay you see Russel is dragging a sleeping Katina onto the ship. You compliment him with a "Good work, Lieutenant" as you disappear into the Kodiak's upper decks. It takes a while, but eventually you find the way to the bridge. Testarossa and her advisors (babysitters, you can't help but think) are already there, with the lithe girl seated in the command chair, issuing orders for takeoff preparations.(2/3)
>>32188992>>32189008>>32189013yes>>32189274>>32189354fuck yeah Scopedogs
"Welcome to Mithril, Major." The girl begins in a somber tone. "As I said, we require your assistance on a number of sensitive tasks that have to do with guarding and containing dangerous technologies. The first of these tasks is the reason for our quick departure. We are heading to Marquesas Island, in the South Pacific, to oversee the security arrangements of the EOTI Summit, a gathering of the world's scientific elite. We have reliable information that several terrorist networks are planning attacks on the summit and its participants. It is our duty to keep these people safe from harm, and hopefully unaware of the existence of the threat.""Terrorist networks?" You reply. "Do you mean Nod?" The girl shakes her head. "Nod is only one of the major extragovernmental organizations conspiring to sabotage the summit. There are several other conspiracies, sects and covert institutions the existence of which is completely unknown to you, Major, as well as most of the population of the world. But we are at war with them, and have been for some time now. You will take part in that war as well. I will give you clearance to view relevant data on the way to our objective. In the mean time, you are dismissed."You leave the bridge feeling an acute sense of vertigo. Just a few days ago, this world seemed familiar, a known quantity. Now, you feel unsure. What do you know of it, really? And how much more will you uncover as you delve deeper into its heart?>This concludes today's session of the quest. Thank you for playing! Tune in next Saturday for the continuation of MISSION 1: THE BLACK TECHNOLOGY OF PEACE.
>>32189828So we started up right in the middle of Full Metal Panic, right?
>>32189828Thanks for running, TimeDiver.
>>32189871With a little bit of OG1's beginning thrown in. The EOTI conference is where the Divine Crusaders make themselves known. So unless things are going to go differently here, we're going to have to deal with Shu Shurikawa and the fucking Granzon! In Gernsbacks. Yay. Hopefully it'll be an unwinnable battle cutscene like in the game. Anyway, this was fun, TimeDiver. I'm looking forward for next time.
>>32189828I'm going to third what >>32188391 and >>32188835 said and ask if you're still taking suggestions for series to use. I assume you're going for a more "gritty" feel for this quest, right?
>>32189983>Pacific Rim>Evangelion>Gundam 00>grittyHAHAHAAHAHAAH
>>32189965>granzonNOPE! NOOOOOOOOOPE FUCK HIM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byfl4KBnp2kWE ARE FUCKED!
What's a Granzon? If anything it's bullshit on the QM to railroad us into losing. Don't we have any upgrades to fight the Granzon? Can't we not have bullshit fights like this?
>>32190159that....that is OP as fuck
>>32190189watch >>32190159also the grandzon will fucking kill us with one hit with a micro black hole!
>>32190196Do we have any upgrades to fight it, like a laser boat Daishi? Do we have Clan Gauss cannons we can spam?
>>32190264THAT IS A DEATH WISH!
>>32190159the little bird kills me every time
>>32190264Don't we have Battletech in this quest? They can tank harder than our gernsbacks right? What if we send hordes of remotely controlled battlemech drones and override the lasers and ERPPCs to overload and fight that thing safely?
>>32190189Granzon is a boss class Super, it's also a retardedly powerful mech, able to fight against the entirety of the Alpha Numbers over multiple confrontations and hold it's own again them alone. It also has an even more retardedly powerful upgraded form, the Neo Granzon. TL;DR: Unless your name is Masaki Andoh,stay as far as fucking possible as you can from it. Unless you're playing @G, then you fight it at Stage 10.
>>32190319again won't fucking work on shuu. the man is god damn Doctor Doom of OG
>>32190335Why are we being railroaded to lose to an endgame boss in a quest this early?
>>32190159Oh shit, that guy?I don't even recognize the name or the dude, but I remember that fucking music.
>>32190348SRW Bosses always show up early missions, to show off how awesome they are. They usually leave a handful of rounds into the fight/after an event and you kill their mooks.
>>32190348Dude, it's not a fight we're going to actually take part in. It's going to be a cutscene. If it happens, Shu will destroy some allied units, then probably Masaki will show up in the Cybuster to fight it and buy us some time to escape. Shu will then fuck off to do his own thing for the rest of the game and give us the chance to upgrade. It's a tradition in the Original Generation games.
>>32190344This is some bullshit in this quest. Aren't we supposed to have more freedom of choice here? This is like some stupid /a/ CYOA if this keeps up.
>>32190406you should probably leave, then.
>>32190348>>32190383Not to mention, this is all conjecture at this point. We don't KNOW anything about what's coming up.
>>32190406it's going to be like this>arive>fuck shit up>Masaki shows up>leave
>>32190376>>32190383There's a difference between a vidya and a quest and this is a quest. This is some bullshit writing for the sake of some grand altar of narrative
>>32190383You could totally shoot at shu in the antarctica mission of OG1.
>>32190430so ya shoot at a SUPER robot with a rifle?yep you are going to be the death of us
>>32190441We could sneak near the Granzon and plant a prox mine near the cockpit hatch to defeat him.
>>32190453....shuu is not a moron
>>32190464We can totally do it if we plan hard enough!
>>32190483he will just out plan us...give it up man
>>32190430This is a SRW Quest. It will most likely adhere to SRW Tropes. If you're not here for that, you are likely in the wrong quest.
>>32190483We've already seen the level of plot armor aces have in this quest.We're not going to kill shuu. We're not even going to inconvenience him.
>>32190483The only way it'd work is if we roll a crit success, and even then, since it's motherfucking Shuu, it might still fail.
>>32190513We could plan a surprise to kill him when he's away from the Granzon. Kill him in the bathroom, use hidden guns, innocuous assassination methods!
>>32190513I can see him using bs to fuck with the dice gods just like how he tricked a god in OG DP to possess him and Grandzon transforming it in to >>32190335
>>32190540Because Michael Walter has any idea who Shu Shiraka is, or why he needs to kill him.
>>32190506>tropesWhat kind of summerfag quest pandering is this?
>>32190511Fun part is, we haven't even gotten to the real insane Supers yet. We've had a few reals running around doing real type things.Just wait until we get to the Mechabeasts and Mechasaurus which will most likely be able to one shot our Real Type units.
>>32190557hush you also it's still fucking spring nigger
>>32190556>expecting /tg/ to not metagame when given the chanceWhat is google
>>32190319>Battlemech>DronesHah, if you want them to fall over and not be able to get up, maybe. Or aim.Besides, this operates on SRW logic. Just get a well-known ace in an iconic battlemech and he can take on pretty much anything.
>>32190567how long until we run in to ezlam.....and his theme that hijacks EVERYTHING
>>32190540Sure thing. Except we don't know about him yet. We won't know about him in character until after he attacks with the Granzon. Afterwards, yeah, assassination sounds like a great way to get around the bullshit power level of the Granzon. But for now, we don't even know it's there. If it even is. This is all just conjecture still. >>32190511In fairness, we rolled a critical failure on the attack on Ali. That doesn't give us a good sense of plot armor. I mean, yeah, it's probably pretty high, but we don't have a clear picture of it yet.
>>32190557You do know that tropes were used as a literary device long before TV Tropes was around, right? They should have taught you this in middle school english class.
>>32190591Even before that crit fail we tried to kill him and got interrupted.
I think this quest runner is inexperienced with writing properly and it shows because he's just filling in the blanks with a story-by-the-numbers formula while wrapping his head around what he could do to attract /tg/ but it's failing
>>32190591>Afterwards, yeah, assassination sounds like a great way to get around the bullshit power level of the GranzonYou'd have to get around the bullshit power level of Shu too. The dude is a genius scientist-mage-alchemist who generally has his hands in everything and knows more about the shit going on then the players dude.Good News though: There's precedent for him joining the Good Guys in later stages of SRW games.
>>32190567On the other hand, we'll have that same level of broken power eventually, too. Soon enough we'll have the Arbalest, the Celestial Being Gundams, and Evangelion Unit 01. Plus their upgrades. And those are just the things we know are in this quest. There's doubtlessly many more, especially if we get the full OG roster. Not to mention whatever super machine Michael gets for himself. He's the protagonist of an SRW game, he's going to be piloting something broken.
>>32190634>butthurt detectedwhatever quest you wrote was probably shit
>>32190641That's some gary stu DMPC shit right there
>>32190634>I don't like that I can't auto-kill anyone who fights me and I'm not the most powerful, so obviously the quest runner sucks.
>>32190634Or he could just be setting up a base /tg/ is mostly familiar with before letting them go at it. This is only the first actual episode after all.
>>32190657What is "sticking to gritty as advertised"? This sounds like all the railroaded Kill la Shit CYOAs
>>32190650na its just Doctor Doom with a super
>>32190645>ArbalestFeh.>Celestial Being GundamsFeh.>Evangelion Unit 01It'll be good once it gets the S2 Engine. Until then, umbilicals!
>>32190671You should probably make your own quest then. I'm sure it'll be a hit.
>>32190662A very good point. This is really early into the quest so far, and everything we're talking about is just speculation. I'm sure things will branch out away from our expectations into fun and novel directions. Let's just give TimeDiver the benefit of the doubt and assume he knows what he's doing for now.
>>32190689>Gypsy danger with celestial being techYes please.
>>32190671>What is "sticking to gritty as advertised"?This has Gundam 00 and Eva in it. Where the fuck are you getting the idea that it's "Gritty."
>>32190689I would love TimeDiver forever if he continued in the vein of the Alpha games and let the Evas have their non-canon upgrades. Because since then ANIMA came out, and I want the Super Evangelion. I want it so bad.
>>32190698Exactly! Hell, everyone is getting worked up over something we don't know is going to happen. If TimeDiver pulls all the bullshit in the future, then we can curse his name and abandon all hope of a decent quest. But that is not this day.
>>32190698ya we got NOD and DC coming our way not Grandzon(I hope) next week
>>32190709The PacRim units will probably be the closest we get to Supers for awhile, so they'll be useful in any case.>>32190722I agree. I'm partial to the F-Type equipment myself.
>>32190723I honestly feel bad now. I'm the guy who brought up the Granzon and inadvertently started this argument. I didn't mean to cause such a ruckus. Sorry, everyone.
>>32190754Not really a ruckus. One dude is butthurt he can't kill Shu. Everyone else is just laughing at him.
>>32190754no he has a point if we got DC coming then have a good chance Grandzon will show up at some point and blow up something or someone
>>32190785If Granzon does show up, just go with the flow. Maybe take a few pot shots at it, watch it blow up the Shirogane, and then we can get back to beating the shit out of enemy mooks. It'll be cool.
>>32190746Yeah, but Super Evangelion is the result of the Eva fusing with the F-Type and permanently integrating it. And it's awesome. Though very overpowered. By the end of the series it can willingly enter the "giant of light" state that it's in during the end of Rebuild 2.0.
>>32190817>Yeah, but Super Evangelion is the result of the Eva fusing with the F-TypeUh, the fuck? This really isn't what I remember.
>>32190839Okay, fine, I'm oversimplifying it. It's actually the result of it fusing with a NERV-built upgrade package derived from the F-Type to better accommodate the S2 Engine. Still cool, though.
>>32190817Yeah, but it doesn't look as cool as the F-Type armor. >>32190785Speaking of overpowered Supers, I hope we get the Ideon. I'd like G Gundam too, usually it's the other Gundam series in games without UC/CE. We'll probably get Wing too.
>>32190891Fuck Gundam, they are all boring and sameface.I want a goddamn Anf.Or a Black Knight.
>>32190922We're a long way away from having anything as awesome as Bonta-kun. Maybe someday, though.
>>32190961pair it up with black getter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2oIqi6qgVY
>>32190958>Fuck Gundam, they are all boring and sameface.No, fuck you. G Gundam is the manliest and awesome of Gundams. Master Asia would be ashamed.
>>32190975But Ryouma is going to be piloting Shin Getter.
>>32191008we should of gotten getter robot....DAMN IT!
>>32190746so why do't wwe hav emore supers in this quest?Giant Gorg and Megas XXXLR/Symbionic Titan could be integrated fiarly easilywhy so few series in general?
>>32191034its the first mission
>>32190989Sure, whatever.But if you asked me to pick Domon's Gundam out of a crowd of other MC Gundams, I couldn't.Unlike an actually unique suit, like the Hygogg or some shit.
>>32191034Hopefully more will end up showing up soon. >>32191031We should have. I'm not sure if our by the books vet could have handled the Getter Team though, so it might be better if he has time to adjust to the crazy bullshit involving standard Super Pilots first.
>>32191034>>32191049Also, always be careful when trying to write a plot involving crossovers. Barring the Kingdom Hearts style, where most of the stories don't intersect, the more plots you have piling up, the less will actually get accomplished. Especially since most of these only mostly mesh already.
>>32191034He hasn't decided what series to use yet. Earlier we were suggesting things to use. I personally nominate Nadesico except with Akito, Gai, and Ryoko piloting Gekiganger 3.
>>32191094>He hasn't decided what series to use yet.wut. He gave us a list. He never asked for suggestions on series. I'm pretty sure he knows what he wants to do.
>>32191059Shining's head is pretty distinctive, actually.Ask me to try and identify Mk II, though, and it's fucking difficult.the best tell is the lack of vulcans
>>32191059>>32191117Man, it's weird being off /m/. I can literally pick out and identify every MC Gundam, and most of the secondary/side suits.
>>32191131You think that's bad? The only gundam show I remember is Wing. The only franchises in this mess I recognize our PR and Evangelion. I'm going into this sooo blind.
>>32191153That's fine, we're all here because we love seeing giant robots hitting things. Hell, maybe when we come out of it you'll be interested enough to check out some other mecha series. It's always fun to get new blood into the fandom, even if we spend most of our time arguing.This list is a good place to start, though it's by no means conclusive, and is missing alot of what I'd call essential series.
>>32190958Can't we upgrade a Nova Cat or a Black Knight battlemech to go toe to toe with Pacific Rims and Grandzones?
>>32191275For the Nth time.No. Battletech.
>>32191131I can as well, as long as I've watched the series.And it's cool and all, I really liked 0080, G, and parts of 08th. But the Gundam does fucking nothing for me.
>>32191212Thanks! The Gundam Build Fighter Quest has pretty much persuaded me to watch most gundam series in succession at some point soon. Now, how many shows do I recognize from this list ...>The Big O (Probably my favorite)>Eureka Seven (Really need to re-watch)>NGE>Ghost in the Shell (Another childhood Adult Swim show to go back to)>Gurren Lagann (Kinda watched it? My roommate did and I listened.)>Immortal Grand Prix (Still don't understand the whole Racing Mech thing, but alright.)Well, that was slightly more than I expected at least.
>>32191285How about GM Juggler or an Action Zaku painted black with a Mexican skeleton motif?
>>32191350We'd start with EL MUERTO GIGANTE and a standard Zaku II though. We wouldn't get the Nacht Custom and the Skullfucker until the last third of the game.
>>32191350now you are just not being funny
>>32191350That gives me a terrible, terrible idea: Super Quest Wars.>>32191481SHIT
Really I'm fine with what ever Timedriver wants to throw at us, plot wise or series included. Though I am hoping for Megas XLR and GaoGaiGar. As we need some supers, and it doesn't get much more super than those two.
>>32183478Walter is the real robot path OC.Who is the super robot path OC?
>>32191794>sees he said muchYou live, for now