Welcome, this is the thread for Operation Lurker, a side mission for Power Armor CYOA:Teamwork Edition(PACYOA:TE).Welp, here you all are, somewhere out at sea, specifically above the Mariana Trench. "Right. Well, here we are, all you guys can do now is just head straight down till you find what it is... whatever it is, take care, it's still growing, and the signature seems to be spreading now... I'll hopefully stay in contact, but for all I know we'll lose it and you'll be on your own down there." Zipline simply remarked to the team....There really is nothing else to say or see out here, just a lot of water around, and no intel whatsoever on what is down there.>Report in folks.
Waiting in line in case somebody drops out.http://the-power-armor-cyoa.wikia.com/wiki/Evensong
>>34630519"It's been a while, but I got them installed for this round. Good luck down there guys." There also will be a “take 10” system in effect for this mission. On non-stressful situations, you can automatically be 30 away from target, and roll a d20 to modify it closer to ‘target’. Taking 10 will make it easier to succeed in most cases(easy rolls will be pretty much impossible to fail even), but you cannot use it for dodging, attacking, while being attacked, or if the action would end up putting you through danger.Basic actions (moving, communicating, observation) will all be success only, so basic actions will happen successfully almost always. There will be three major categories for non-basic actions, DEXY, COMBAT, and TECH. You can only perform ONE TYPE OF ADVANCED ACTION per turn. Rolling DEXY for dodge is NOT an 'advanced action' cost or use unless it is stated otherwise.Basic actions include just moving around not caring about stealth, releasing out drones for activation, activating camouflage(not the stealth roll), using suit abilities such as bullrush or celerity, and reloading(Hah, who does that anymore...)DEXY refers to actions such as melee or dodge rolls, and other checks towards maneuverability, agility, and so on. DEXY uses a 'closest to 1' roll on a D100.COMBAT refers to the act of shooting ranged attacks (NOT melee attacks), plain and simple. COMBAT uses a 'closest to 100' roll on a D100.TECH refers to anything else really, mostly it's using or fixing your suit's systems. Tech uses a 'closest to 50' roll on a D100. >Mission will begin in approximately 30 minutes.
>>34630519"Dronestorm's here... and there's a lot of blue.">Fortress>Tremorsense -5>Sexy, tank -20>Engineer AI -10>Nerve suit -5>Suit Status, Radar,Sonars, Defense Maze, Floodlights -25>WeaponsMetalstorm, other arm Heavy shield with mounted battering piston -408x Light Drones with Airstorm, dual wielding autocannons with 1 Ion Cannon -252x Scavenger drones with Mechanic -20>Capacitor -20>Collapsible -5>Environment II -10>Canvas, Progenitor Nanites -15-200
>>34630519got my suit stats link herehttp://the-power-armor-cyoa.wikia.com/wiki/Turtle
>http://pastebin.com/4jFLw8Ur here's my build for the mission"Well I hope this isn't a death trap.
>>34630570"Basilius ready, we really going in to the Mariana Trench?"http://pastebin.com/HhJMzQ6S
"Oh boy, deep water. Lets say hi to Cthulhu"http://the-power-armor-cyoa.wikia.com/wiki/Zulu
>>34630605"If we send in scout drones first and don't act recklessly, it won't be."Class: MediumFeatures: Gills, LevitationBody Type: BipedAI: EngineerInterface: Nerve SuitHud: Suit Status, Adv Suit Status, Floodlights, Hawkeye, SonarComms:Defence MazeFree-Space Optical TransmitterRadio TransmitterSpiderSpywareWorm PlatformWeapons:Crowd ControlSuit ControlMachine GunSharpshooterVibroblade (knife)Defenses:Light Shield x2 (mounted to back torso), Armor Plating shield linkPlasma Shield (mounted to front torso)Bulwark of the Weak shield link (heavy shield)Drones: Scout x2, ScavengerDrone upgrades: Scout-Scanner x1, Scout-Spotter x1Upgrades:CapacitorEnviro controls I & IIKinetic StabilizersStorageSub-Armor PistonsNanites: Hydra IDex 3Dur 4 (7 or 5 blocking)Pow 10Rcv 4Spd 5Str 4
"Kraken here, reporting."Points: 0Name: Kraken Faction: Armor CorpsClass: HeavyBody Type: Leviathan -40Stats:Dexterity: 3Durability: 7Power: 4Recovery: 2Speed: 4Strength: 4Features: Fins -Free, Gills -Free, Natural Weapons -10, Tentacles (12) -10A.I.: Soldier -10User Interface: Brainwave Harness -10HUD: Suit Status -0, Advanced Suit Status -5, Sonar -10Comms: Radio Transimtter -0, Defence Maze -10Weapons: Beam Sabre X4 -60 (Tentacle Mounted), Rocket Pod X2 -40 (Maw Mounted), Laser Rifle X2 -20 (Tentacle Mounted)Defenses: Scrambler -10Drones: 1 Light (Grenade Launcher, Autocannon, RPG) -5, Light: Airstorm -5Upgrades: Environmental Controls II+III -Free, Capacitor -20, Camouflage -10, Colaplible -5 , Maneuvering Rockets -10Nanites: Mycelium -10
Shit I misread the rules. For ten points, the price of my grenade launcher. I can join with eviro 2.
>>34630708>Fuck, forgot to namefag
>>34630586http://the-power-armor-cyoa.wikia.com/wiki/DronestormFuck, forgot to link
>Are we gona talk on #suits too?
>>34630745"Well, I guess it's time to release the Kraken!"
>>34630519>>34630718>Posting mistake: that's an autocannon, not a machine gun.
>>34630929"Dammit i was gona make that joke! That was literally the ONLY reason i named the suit that!"
>>34630629"Yes. You are... the tests the engi's did confirmed that the Enviro 2 protection should be enough, so hooray alien tech I guess.">>34630708"Lets hope it's not. I don't think many of us have good sanity scores as is.">>34630586>You'll probably want to deploy most those drones early if you want to use them. They've been modified to 'swim' fine underwater.>>34630586>>34630598>>34630605>>34630629>>34630708>>34630718>>34630745>Only one we're waiting on is Liquid. Otherwise Calshot will be in.
>>34630996Wait I fucked up. Zulu wasn't on that list, stark was last I saw......But considering if Stark AND Liquid don't report, they'll be in anyway as 2nd to sign up for 'reserve'.
>>34630986"well I would have made it but I need a Liam Neson beard and overly shiny armor."
>>34630996"Mhe, sanity is for wimps anyway!"The giant monstrous suit was floating gently next to the command boat waiting for his teammates to report. The occasional fish would float to the surface, killed my its bored tentacles.
>>34630570"Just so you lot know, I'll be offering free, comprehensive repairs and a ride in my car for anyone who brings me Leviathan Field Bubbles. I need them for...research. Yeah."End Transmission
>>34630996>Right, Calshot, Zulu, you're now in.Mission start, dive in and get going.>All energy weapons are reduced to 2 range only, and lose 1 damage.>Kinetic weapons have -1/3 range(round down), but are functional otherwise.>Explosive weapons (minus flame thrower) have no change at all. Flame throwers are disabled... you might be able to use them as an improvised explosive, but uh, that is NOT advised.
Rolled 38 (1d100)"Down into the depths my friends!">Start dive down.>Have passive sonar ready.
>>34631246gonna use variable and change my suit from mimic to aquatic and begin diving down. "Guess we're all stickin together since we have no secondary objectives yet."
>>34631246"Here we go, time to go harpoon fishing">Jump into the deep>Turn on Thermal vision and activate camo
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>34631246"Right, I'll use sonar as well after Kraken"
>>34631246"Starting dive, deploying drones ahead." After launching both scout drones underwater, I step off the side of the ship into the water, relying on Levitation to propel me downwards with the rest of the team.>Both scout drones are using sonar and taking 10. Scanner drone is at an additional ±10, spotter drone is at ±5.
>>34631292>>34631369>>34631403You pick up loads and loads of fish, and your teammates. It'll remain on probably, but nothing that dangerous down here yet.>>34631304"Probably won't be any... but if you guys lose contact, your call honestly. Just make sure you don't leave some doomsday weapon functional down there..."
>>34631246"Let's get this show on the road... or trench. Help me out here, guys.">Begin dive, deploy 4 of my Airstorm drones to go below me>turn on passive sonar and floodlights, engie AI +5/-5
>>34631246>>34631304"Might as well, after all we don't want to end up lost down there right?"Diving into that watery black.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>34631445>how do i shot dice
>>34631423"I'm continuing to dive, we shouldn't get separated needlessly. I think I should have gotten night vision for this"
>>34631246"Into the drink then."Activate perma camo because why not.
>>34631488"Anyone who dosent have gills, stick close to us. You dont wana run out of breath down there..."
"Going to see if I can't find anything using tremor sense, going to go on ahead to touch down on the floor"
"Sorry about the delay, fellas. Reporting in!">thought the game would be at like 5?Pilot: AdamHandle: LiquidSuit: Metal Gear RayClass: HeavyType: Amphibious (+1 on dex & spd)Features: Gills (Free)Fins (Free)Natural WeaponsTremorsenseA.I: Soldier (+10 to comb rolls & -10 to dex rolls) U.I: Nerve SuitHUD: Suit Status Adv Suit Status Radar Night Vision Comms: Radio Transmitter Weapons: Beam Fin 2 Rocket Pods Metalstorm Wave Motion GunSuit Control Upgrades: Cyber BrainMartial ArtsVeteran SoulManeuvering Rockets Environmental Controls 1&2 Collapsible 1StorageNanites: Hydra I Dex: 4Dur: 4Pow: 4Rec: 2Spd: 5Str: 4
>>34631423>Scout drones will swim at maximum speed downwards, until they are either a mile away from us, or near the edge of unimpeded data transmission range, whichever is closer. The distance from us will be maintained until something goes awry.
>>34631527"Good call though my Mycelium nanites should hold up, as we should be done with this before my power runs out"
Rolled 8, 17, 18 = 43 (3d20)>>34631423Gonna activate my camouflage and dive deeper."Gonna try and get my own readings as well."Take 20 to roll for thermal, radar and sonar.
>>34631527"I've got Eleven hours of power, I'll be fine">I turn my floodlight at Kraken and flash it twice
>>34631579>>34631555"We dont know whats down there lads. We could be walking into Poseidon's asshole!"
>>34631445A bit of mess ups here and there, but you have plenty of time to fix it, and both kick in fine.>>34631561All turn on fine, no activity yet.>>34631546>Unless Calshot/Zulu opt to give the slot up, sorry.>>Everyone elseYou all keep diving just fine for the next hour... there's really nothing that interesting, but you're soon to arrive at 8000 feet down. Lots of interesting marine life... and ahead, some rather... odd and large signatures. Seem to be diving down as well at this point, but not as fast as you guys are at the moment.This pops up on sonar fine, bit too far for thermal to pick it up at the moment though.
"Lads i got movement! Looks like something alse is heading down there too!"
>>34631755"yeah surprisingly but I wonder what. Better stay sharp, people as we don't know what the two groups are"
>>34631755>>34631706"Hopefully it's some late friends, we should keep an eye on them just in case."
>>34631755"Shit really? Can someone send a scout drone in that direction">Zulu slows down and difts to the middle of her comrades
>>34631706"...Huh?">>34631755"I hear it too, try to go get a visual."I send my Drones down further, spreading them out so they don't get AoE'd, and turn my floodlight down to see if that will show them
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>34631706>>34631755"Sending a drone over to investigate; maybe it can get us a visual." Camoflage activating, my scanner drone diverts its course to bring it closer to the signatures.>Scanner drone using Hawkeye. ±10 Tech roll.
Rolled 4 (1d100)>Useing sonar to establish details from the contacts.
Rolled 18, 19 = 37 (2d20)>>34631706"Into the wild blue yonder"The heavy penguin suit dives down to the depths of the Challenger Deep, actively scanning to see what's there.>take 20 and tech roll for radar and to activate night vision
>>34631706Gonna continue to dive deeper then."Basilius, you're buddyin up with me, right?"
>>34631826>>34631827The drones approach down... it seems these are suits as well, one looks back, seems to motion to the others, and they start speeding up downwards, one of them dropping a canister behind as it starts floating up towards the group.>>34631874They boot up great... you think. There's not a lot to see with night vision even as it works, and radar... kinda doesn't' work well in the water like this.
>>34632079"Yeah, I've got your back if you've got mine."Going to follow Turtle down, and turn on the floodlights.
>>34632092"Oh oh thats bad.">Deploy light drone.>Sent drone to attack canister with AutoCannon.
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>34632182>Oops heres the roll.
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>34632092"Enemy suits confirmed; one dropped an incoming device! Could be explosive, so watch yourselves." I pull my drone back away from the canister and propel myself down to match the rate of the suits.>Suit speed 4, halved by Levitation to 2.>Preemptive Dex roll to dodge any explosions.
>>34630519>meanwhile in command'looks like the team is ready, il be there if you need some fast support, quickly
Rolled 94 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>34632092"Oh Shit, Red Barrel!"If there's no one near it, I order one drone to attack with 1 autocannon, and the other 3 to pursue the suits.combat+10
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>34632092"i'm getting within my max range... which isn't much. But live and learn...." as he tries to line up a shot with his plasma bow+10 combat from Soldier AI>>34632216>It's not really haved, Lev gives 2.5x ground speed or half flight speed (correct me if I'm wrong)
>>34632240Garen SniderLight Avian Mount PA(has Blackeye, NightVision Flight, Fins + Gills, Natural weapon And Adhesion)Nerve Suit, Adv Suit Status, Defense Maze, Radio transmitter, Sonar, ThermalBeam Sabre (natural talons), Flamethrower, Proxmines2 Light Shield = Armour PlatingEnviro 3, Capacitor, Mycellium 1 and progenDex 3, Pow 8, Str 2, Dura 2, recov 4, Speed 7
Rolled 33, 34 = 67 (2d100)>>34632216"Don't shoot it if you think it's explosive! We don't know how much it's going to hit us">Zulu activates her camo>Attempts to single out a lighter suit to ambush with a viroblade
>>34632241>>34632247The shots blasts the barrel... and it releases a lot of cloudy inkish smoke, blocking your sight (and any vision systems) ahead. Seems that was just a smoke bomb... the drones try advancing but the suits came together to dive down faster. Something must be up.
>>34632268>Slot's full, you're out.
>>34632247>We're both correct: Leviation is half your flight speed, and flight speed is 5x normal speed. I simply provided my base speed instead of redundantly specifying that flight is being used.
>>34632092gonna dive after the other suits after>>34632241shot the possibly dangerous object."Basilius, let's go after them!" Gonna deploy both my scout drones ahead of me.
Rolled 91 (1d100)"A smoke bomb? Man what a batch of cowards! If you gona bomb me, better use a real bomb!">Accelerate after those dickwards!>Use sonar for more details.
>>34632310"Tch.... I'm diving down out of this at least enough to see clearly. But I doubt they're minded on mind attacking if they're focusing on diving faster"
>>34632339(hence why i said back at command, just didnt know if they had drop ins or not)
>>34632092>>34632379"Alright, let's go!"Going with Turtle again.
>>34632310>Order my 4 drones back into a formation around me>Move over to the nearest wall for skate speed boost down toward the other suitsBrushing off the ink stuff of her real body in the meantime
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>34632289>ABORT ABORT"I'm going to talk to them, they seem to be running away">Zulu activates her free trasmitter and attempts to make contact with the other suits
>>34632387All the sonars pick up that they're advancing quite fast... also that they seem to have become one solid object. A gattai... well, at the least they burned it's use already then just escaping... You pick up a fair amount more solid objects just floating up as well, further down and somewhat layed haphazardly, five of them to be specific.>>34632379>>34632390>>34632387>>34632473You all head through the smoke, to see five similar barrels to the smoke-bomb from before, one starting to emit a smoke as well, but it's offcenter and is just spraying it somewhat to the side, the other four are clearly in sight, and approaching you guys too.
>>34632310I attempt to contact the suits to verify if they're TA or otherwise. "Suit pilot, this is Fyhlen of the Armor Corp. Respond with your name and affiliation or we will open fire!">Drones will continue following the unidentified suits.
>>34632553"More barrels guys! Also they seem to have gattaied to escape. That sould make killing them easier!">Sent light drone to take out the barrels with its autocannon.
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>34632553I maneuver through the smoke clouds and attempt to start a hack of the enemy suit using my Free Space Optical Transmitter.>Hacking, attempting to tamper with propulsion to turn the gattai upwards. Worm Platform extends range of hacks. ±5 Tech roll from AI.
>>34632637"For the love of god! If they ARE friendly they won't be in a few seconds, wait a damn moment!"
>>34632637>Make a roll then.>>34632559>>34632544You two don't get a response... and soon enough, they've left range for any accurate means of sonar.
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>34632691>Oh oops! Sorry.
>>34632553"Turtle, you going to let a few harmless canisters throw you off?"Going to continue after the suits.
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>34632691"..no response, alright NOW shoot at them.">Zulu swims toward the suits with her Viroblade out>She will attempt to single a mesh or light suit out and ambush it by stabbing it in the kidneys.
>>34632678They're long gone for that apparently. You're beside the four who already dived down as fast as possible now.>>34632719Your bullets strike the barrel... and it violently explodes, as do the other four barrels. That drone is dead, anyone not a fortress-size and through that smoke cloud, roll a dex to brace yourselves/use the fortress sizes as cover. Anyone above the smoke cloud, you'll feel a rather lot of sonic and pressure, but nothing that'll harm your suits.
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>34632758"I'm going to try to find cover but I'll try my luck at dodging/blocking"-10 dex from Mesh camo-10 Dex from Soldier AI
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>34632553gonna try to chase after the enemy suits then.Rollin dex to dodge barrels just in case. Agent AI -10 dex rolls
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>34632758"Ouch!! You bloody assholes! That was my favorite drone!"
Rolled 59, 32, 35 = 126 (3d100)>>34632758"Fokin 'ell, m8">Roll dex to dodge and combat to fire both rocket pods at the hostile gataii>soldier AI, martial arts, veteran soul
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>34632758"Damn, out of ra- Everyone brace for impact!" I deploy my Bulwark to grant the protection from my plasma shield to nearby suits.>Rolling Dex to dodge.>Suit Dur 4, 7 if blocked
>>34632758Using plasma shield to defend myself.
>>34632920Bulwark delployed, you further brace yourself behind the Kraken for some cover, as the explosive pressure mostly hits him.>>34632795You nimbly find cover behind Basilius, having him take the brunt of the force from this.>>34632797>Be very glad you have that agent AI, or that would've been suit-rupturing.You narrowly find some slight cover behind some of Kraken's tentacles, before the blast ripples through some of the bulwark, a heavy wave of explosive power hitting your suit and some shrapnel bending a few superficial pieces and decoration... all in all, you seem to be fine.As for the two fortresses... well, it takes more than a few explosives to break you guys out of water. With a bulwark on top of this, all that happened is you lost a bit of your paint job if you had one.>>34632908Your shots end up getting caught up in the explosions, the team is mostly fine for this but nothing made it down to the enemies....The smoke clears soon enough. Those suits are long gone, and diving down as fast as they can... and it's quiet again. Continue diving at your leisure... you now know there are hostiles advancing down there.
>>34633074"I'm going to go in pace with the group. They aren't messing around."
>>34633074"Shit on a cracker! You okay in there lad?"
Rolled 40, 83, 87, 45 = 255 (4d100)>>34633074"No point in being subtle anymore. I'll be part of the front line in case anymore fire comes our way, and I'll keep my drones ahead of us and listening for incoming armament or suits. Let's move before they can ready too many traps!" Once more I send my scout drones ahead, alert for further danger.>First and second rolls for Hawkeye and Sonar on scanner drone. ±10 Tech.>Third and fourth rolls for Hawkeye and Sonar on spotter drone. ±5 Tech.
>>34633074only some superficial battle-damage then, gonna continue to dive downwards then."Let's go Basilius!"
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>34633074"Fucking hell, man! Anyone hurt too bad?"I focus my sonar to see where everyone is, Engineer AII deploy both my mechanic drones, and they grab a hold of my suit
>Diving after those suits.With a creepy yellow glow in its eyes and its beam tentacles glowing, the beast descended upon his poor pray.
>>34633074>>34633184"Agreed."Going off after Turtle.
>>34633221"I think everyone handled that pretty well but we have to avoid any more things like that as we might not be as lucky."
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>34633074"Tally ho, gentlemen!"Metal Gear Ray advances forward with the group, wary of more traps.>Let's give radar another try
Rolled 10, 1 = 11 (2d20)"Under and onwards then."take 10 rolling for sonar and radar to see what's around
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>34633321>forgot to roll to take 10
>>34633221Sonar is working perfectly, you detect... a lot of dead fish. At this point, just leave it running though, you'll probably pick them up if or when you guys next pick something up. >>34633342Also working. Lots of dead fish, your teammates, etc etc. No threats...>>34633321...Radar can pick up a small range around you, your teammates for certain, but it's much smaller than what you expect. It should be enough even if you can't see though....Continuing to dive down, it seems like that was it for what their attempts to fight you was. Another eight-thousand feet down... and well, you start really noticing some weird fish. It already was somewhat weird but, well, now you guys are getting the really weird looking ones. Stuff kinda like this.... among many other various, freaky things. A few even seem to try to swim after the mesh size folks, thinking they're food. With those jaws, some of you may even have to worry that they can bite right through metal... probably not though.There's a few... large signatures around. A few latched onto the wall around here, and a few floating around or swimming around deeper. Give or take, three swimming and three latched onto the wall.
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>34633545>Take an other sonar scan."They are close. I can smell their fear..."
>>34633545"Moving to engage..." I gradually move closer to one signature on the wall, then activate my floodlights and engage my spotter drone. If it's a suit, I open fire with my Autocannon and Sharpshooter. If it's just a squid or something, I ignore it and look to the next wall-clinging sig.>First roll for Autocannon, second for Sharpshooter. +10 Combat from AI.
>>34633545"You're gonna have to guide me, m8s. Radar is shit down here."
Rolled 79, 27 = 106 (2d100)>>34633545>>34633668>Rolling
>>34633545"fantastic, someone get the floodlights."Rollin tech for thermal vision on what these things are. Agent A.I +/- 5 for tech.
Rolled 17, 18, 32, 67 = 134 (4d100)>>34633545"Some guys on the wall, going to go smash their faces."Turn on Floodlights to the signature on the wall, and prime shieldbashDismiss mechanic drones back into my suit, and my 4 active ones all fire particle beams at the suit that has my floodlight on it, Engineer Ai combat bonus
>>34633651As if that somehow goaded them on, two of the signatures seem to turn towards the team. They're about the size of a heavy at best.>>34633697This one seems to be.... a huge mass of... some stuff. Not a suit... infact a lot of it quickly starts to swarm away in various directions, leaving a... gel-like remains of something floating in it's place.>>34633757The next one seems similar... though these creatures seem to swarm AT you instead. A few blasts from the particle beams blast out, but a few seem to ram into your suit... do you want to even bother dodging this swarm? [Roll dex if you do]>>34633711You pick up the remaining signatures. The one that still seems to be going elsewhere just looks like a freaking HUGE fish, the two advancing on you two are an eel and an octopus or squid thing you'd guess, and the last one on the wall... you guess is similar to a clam, by it's lower heat signature than others.>>34633684That nightvision is kicking in, you see the eel and... somewhat goopish octopus advancing on you guys.
>>34633905"Oh right, night vision"Zulu turns on her night vision to see things in her immediate area.
>>34633905"What should I fire at as I'm planning on firing on the oncoming enemies other wise"
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>34633905"Oi there seems to be fish attacking us">Metalstorm to turn them into fillet> soldier ai, veteran soul
Rolled 36, 9, 91, 21 = 157 (4d100)>>34633905"Learn whos boss around here fishes!">Use 2 saber tentacles to attack one hostile.>Launch 2 rocket barrages at the other one.
Rolled 33, 45, 89 = 167 (3d100)>>34633905>Rolling for dodge and shield bash (9 dmg)"*Muffled grunts*"
Rolled 4, 51 = 55 (2d100)>>34633905Grabbing and eating fish
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>34633905"No suits, just wildlife. Strobing floodlights to scare 'em off now. We should keep moving to catch up to those suits." While pulsing the floodlights at the octopus moving toward Turtle and Liquid, one of my drones will take a closer look at the remains the swarm I saw was eating at.>Rolling Tech to strobe floodlights. ±5 Tech from AI.
Rolled 92, 87 = 179 (2d100)>>34633905gonna ready my plasma sabre and plasma bladed tipped tentacles.Rollin dex for melee on whichever eel or squid gets close enough to me. Agent A.I -10 dex rolls"WHO WANTS SUSHI!"
>>34634075"i'm going to try to size up the situation before i make an action."
Rolled 64, 87 = 151 (2d100)Blind the big big fish/eel/squid (whatever's closer) with floodlights and then fire a tranq dart at it.rolling tech for floodlights, combat for dart+10 combat with assassinate
Rolled 27 (1d100)"Fuck it, scouting ahead to check for anymore depth charges">Zulu activates her cloak and night-vision and separates from the group>Rolling to find anything of note up a head
>>34634075You grab the octopus and bite into it.... while it's definatly bitten into, you are suddenly met by a rather powerful jolt of electricity, zapping you down to the pilot seat a bit, though that electricity goes away quickly. The rest of your suit's good as EMP'd though, as it starts just dead-dropping down into the ocean, octopus still flailing madly in your suit's somewhat-limp grasp of hand and mouth.>>34634113The pulse goes off fine... and it seems to have pissed off the eel, who starts making a beeline towards you.>>34634048>>34634047...which isn't long for this world, as it is first shot by metalstorm shots, then sliced, then blown up.>>34634063You smash the swarm with your shield... they seemed to just ram straight into you, sheild or not, though in truth you slapped them all with the shield... a few bounced off, but a greater majority seems to have splattered into goop on your shield. Ick...The last fish just seems to continue on, and that clam doesn't seem to be doing much of anything....Also congratulations for pissing off and killing a bunch of unknown wildlife. It may be best not to talk about this to Green Initiative later...>>34634232Your floodlights go on, that big eel is dead but you get a clear shot and tranq the octopus... the dart starts sparking, before actually exploding, along with the octopus's tentacle you shot seeming to just evaporate, or, something down here. It's down a tentacle, at least.>>34634157>God damn Turtle, is it just physically impossible for you to roll LOW?>>34634190Current situation: Basilius is sinking with a still active gooey octopus like thing in it's mouth, the eel is dead, the wall creatures are down to a clam like thing latched onto the wall, and Droneswarm now has a lot of goop on his shield.
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>34634298"I'm going to try to cut up some squid"-10 dex from soldier AI
Rolled 46 (1d100)>Catch Basolius from sinking into the depths."Easy there lad i got ya."
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>34634298"Hold on Basilius, I'll help get your suit running again!" I prepare a Crowd Control grenade and direct my spotter drone as I descend after him, dropping the grenade by the octopus after landing on Basilius's suit.>Combat roll for Crowd Control flash grenade. +10 suit AI, +5 Spotter drone.>Will start doing Tech rolls to reboot the suit next turn.
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>34634274"Moving forward, seeing if there's any traps or a sentry">rolling to find traps or watchmen
Rolled 79, 33 = 112 (2d100)>>34634298"Well, I think I just killed a shitload of undescovered wildlife. And there's shit on my shield now. Greeeat. I'm sending a Mechanic your way, Basilius."Dronestorm deploys one of her Mechanic drones to help basilius and an airstorm to defend it.Mech drone has +-5 from upgrade, 1st roll>Check comms, radar and sonar for anything else, 2nd roll, ai +-5
Rolled 35, 74 = 109 (2d100)>>34634298>>ugh, missed. Gonna help Basilius.Approach basilius and the squid in his hand.Rollin dex for melee to hit the squid with my plasma sabre and plasma tipped tentacles
>>34634274>>34634477Passing up Basilius, who you're sure will be fine, he's not sinking that fast, you dive a head... well, there's a lot of fish, and a few big ones, but most of these are now scattering from your immediate area... if you want to keep ahead, go on though.>>34634339Your slice hits, but you scrape against a tentacle and get zapped yourself... it's not that bad since you're not in direct contact still, and the suit reboots after a few seconds of drifting. >>34634401You catch his suit... there's a slight staticy tingle between you and him, but it's not enough to also fry your suit too.>>34634429It flails even faster after that flash bang.... it seems like it's stuck in Basilius's mouth still. That might be the main problem here.
>Why can't we just activate EMP shields and pry it off instead of killing it?
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>34634298"Hold on, m8. I'll get ya"Speed towards Basilius and try to stop his descent>roll dex I guess?>soldier AI, martial arts
Rolled 97 (1d100)>Get las rifle tentacle at point blank with the octo-thing.>Fire."Stay very still lad..."
>>34634553>You totally can actually. But most folks have a "KILL IT DEAD" mentality to anything vaguely hostile. Even sea animals who don't seem to know better... well, a fair amount WERE asking for it I guess.
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>34634547"See ya soon guys, going to try and find them and see what they're doing, also sniffing out traps">Zulu moves forward, making sure to try and spot any traps
>>34634547>>34634603I start prying Basilius's mouth open, and hold it there until the octopus can leave. Hopefully it's gotten the message by now to gtfo. "Everyone, by now I'm sure it'll leave if we don't kill it!">Suit Str 4
>>34634547"seesh... I'd thought that my plasma sword wouldn't conduct electricity. It's too close to try shooting it.">>34634639"Well if we can do that, the better. Killing wildlife is something I would rather avoid if possible"
>>34634594You blast the part that still dangles out from Basilius's mouth with plasma, the octopus thing now 'freed' as it flails about wildly for some time... and then slows to a drift as it just floats idly. It's probably dead.>>34634639You pry it open, unfortunatly the Kraken already shot the poor creature dead first, but you free up the remains there... it somewhat squirms a little after being freed, before separating into... you can guess bits of brain and other outward tissue, before also going limp....Basilius's systems start up a bit later. If you had a NERV- erm, nerve suit controls, you would know it also tastes fucking horrible. Your AI, once it's back on, can't help but remark that was a terrible idea.>>34634621You continue your dive... through your examination, there seems to be one 'extra' suit registered around your area. Can't pinpoint it, but... strange. Hopefully nothing, you find no traps of any kind at least.>>34634679>It didn't, but you kinda slipped up and grazed another tentacle with your arm.
>>34634738...Once everyone is back to functional capacity, the group continues. Another distance, a lot of weird fishes, glowing a various rainbow of colors... a few more hostile fishes, ones that won't go away if not shot, but they were small compared to the last ones, and are dispatched with ease.You guys pick up another curious thing though. Sonars are picking up suits.... from above you guys, advancing down towards you all.
>>34634738Before we continue on our dive, my scav drone reclaims a bit of dead octopus. Maybe its DNA can be sequenced and documented later.
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>34634738"Picking up an extra suit somewhere in the trench, be wary, in the meantime I will advance into the deep">Zulu keeps going, being careful to spot mines or any other traps, and maintaining her cloak"
Rolled 33 (1d100)"Going in lads. Wish luck.">Move forward as a vanguard.>Make a sonar scan.
>>34634785>"I Take A Look At My Enormous Penis" was playing to get the team's spirits up"Hey, I think I hear something... above us?"Dronestorm holds up her shield (take 10), and turns to face straight up, with all 4 drones facing up as well. Flashes her Floodlight once and attempts communication."Please Identify yourself, or risk being fired on."
Rolled 3, 76, 11 = 90 (3d100)>>34634785"Hostiles behind us! Let's give em the 'ol armor corp welcome!">fire 2 rocket pods and metalstorm
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>34634785"Engaging floodlights on low power for those with night vision and moving to hack the nearest suit!" Once again, I attempt to use my FSO Transmitter to directly connect to a suit before it starts attacking us, trying to tamper with its propulsion to start spinning it rapidly.>Rolling Tech to hack. Worm Platform, FSOT in use. ±5 Tech from suit AI.
>>34634921You only get a response in Elven. "Stay out of the way. Mission target is below." from some woman's voice. That's all you get out of them.>>34634930As you look up, you recognize a symbol on one of them, a heavy. It's the Tumblr Armor ensigna... their weapons aren't aimed at you guys though. >Continue firing? It seems like a bad idea.
Rolled 19, 100 = 119 (2d100)>>34634785gonna swim back up to closest suit enemy at a burst of speed. Rollin dex for melee combat. Agent A.I -10 dex rolls for my plasma sabre and I have plasma tipped tentacles
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>34634848"Don't go too far ahead, it require much to cause a suit rupture on a mesh!"Attemping to use Sonar to try to point point the extra suit down there.
>>34635007"What is your mission?"
"Someone give this little lady a last warning. Shit is about to get wrecked.">Activate Camo.>Swim near them, at least in melee range.
>>34635007He repositions himself in a way to react in case something does happen (very likely)
>>34635007Seeing the insignia, he stops his weapons and attempts communication."Who are you and what is your purpose here?"
>>34635007"Guys, stand down! There's some elves coming through, but they aren't coming for us. Get out of the way, and we can shoot at them from above."She charges her shieldbash anyway
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>34635056"I'll be fine, I'm going to tred lightly, and you should worry about the suits above you, not me">Zulu continues forward, still trying to see traps
>>34635140>Adding to dialogue with team"They only speak in elven, so don't try and talk to them."
>>34635056You detect those Tumblr Armor suits above... none of them that 'extra', there still is one more and it isn't popping up on sonar.>>34635095>>34635136You get no response past their initial statement. They just seem to attempt to swim past you all in a hurry.>>34635028>>34634994Continue? This'll probably make them hostile if they already aren't.>>34635199You pick up... fishes. A few red glowing ones... kinda like this, only a wide variety of them. Upon going somewhat close, a few start to swim towards you... continue swimming at them, shoot them, or start going back up away from them?
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>34635007>I'll modify my hacking attempt so I'm only tapping into their comms instead of tampering with propulsion. Also rolling to mask my intrusion; Tech roll at ±5.>>34635140>>34635210"You do realize any suit pilot can use Progenitor nanites, not just TA, right? You're an elf yourself..."
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>34635260"seeing some weird glowing fishes coming towards me, going to hack the fucks apart">Zulu brings out her viroblade and starts hacking at the fishes
>>34635313"hope that's insulated as if it's like that octopus, it'll give a shock"
>Stay cloaked my the wall.>At any sign of hostile action, attacking.
>>34635308You do it fine... and hear some yelling and screaming. Not from those pilots though, but on this channel... it doesn't take even a minute before the screaming stops, most with a gurglish end.>>34635313You hack at a few, but another few take bites at you... just seeming to latch on, your suit isn't taking any damage for all you can tell, but more and more of these fish are starting to swarm and latch on, your stand your ground tactic isn't working well enough.After the group seems to have passed by the main team... you guys can tell there's actually some weapons gunfire going on downwards. Towards Zulu's position... but nothing's hitting her, despite her not really dodging. She can notice, they're aiming for those swarm-fishes. Any that latch onto you though, they seemed to have given up on, and they aren't aiming through you thankfully.
>>34635455"This is getting interesting. We should really go and see what this thing is as it might behind the unusual behavor of the TA suits"
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>34635455"Need some help here lass?">Dive to Zulu's position.>Slice the fish of her.
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>34635455"Uh, they're going to kill the ones on me right? Hydra is going to heal me..Right? No really, the fuck is this? Could somone help me out?">Zulu starts to hack at the fish while trying to run away
Rolled 84, 42 = 126 (2d100)>>34635455>>34635512"We'll follow them, steal what they're looking for, and kill them all. Or we could bring a couple up for study. I've got room to keep a couple prisoners."Drone deploys the rest of her Airstorms, all 8 tracking the TA, ready to fire on a moments notice. Pinging Radar and Sonar for any info, Engineer AI +-5
>>34635554...Zulu, roll to dodge a kraken tentacle slapping the shit out of you with a plasma-tentacle.>>34635562Also, you seem to be fending off the fish better than before now, the reduced amount of them thanks to gunfire certainly helps through... you look up to see that kraken-tentacle you PROBABLY should dodge.
Rolled 34, 71, 93 = 198 (3d100)>>34635455gonna dive further down then to see whats the hubub. Still got Camouflage on. Deploying both scout drones ahead of me."Comin Basilius?"might roll tech for sonar, radar and thermal vision to see what's goin on ahead of me. Agent A.I +/- tech rolls
>>34635634"I might as well, thing's are strange." Diving down alongside Turtle.
>>34635562"what's what it seems like as it seems we're not among their targets, but judging from what Fyhlen heard, there's something quite nasty down there">>34635596I dont think there'll be anything to steal down there as it's likely some big nasty sea creaure or something else entirely. I'm having doubts about if that thing's even TA aligned.
>>34635455"Uh, guys, sounds like whatever's at the bottom of the Trench is giving TA a run for their money. Want to follow these suits from a safe distance back?">>34635554"Kraken, watch what you're doing!" I move to deploy my Bulwark by Zulu if I can reach her in time.
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>34635615"JESUS CHRIST KRACKEN, WHY?">Zulu attempts to dodge
>>34635666"yeah that'll be my plan and it should be everyone else's"
>>34635676"Oh crap! Sorry, i was aiming for the fish! Youre just so tiny and small and... stuff."
>Where are the TA right now?
>>34635676One quick dodge from a reckless teammate's attack, and you are safe... and hey, that close-call managed to swipe off half the other fish on you.... or maybe that was all of them, somewhere along the line you seemed to lose the rest of them, as the Tumblr Armors stop their gunfire, and start spreading out, not quite diving straight down, but scattering... Hopefully that's a good thing. The bad news? They aren't going straight down, you guys might have to go there first.>>34635666The screams stop by the way. For better or worse.>>34635634Your drones launch out... not a lot to see, but one takes a good close look at a fish... and it seems they have a few... things in them. Wires? No... well, maybe. Probably actually. Skeletal builds don't work too well this deep... fuck.The sea seems rather quiet once more, Zulu's little incident with fish and the Tumblr Armor's passing seems to be all there was here... continue diving at your leasure.
>>34635615"Fuck it, let's follow em"Liquid matches their speed and follows them unity the depths.
>>34635785>>34635788"Alright, following with the group"
>>34635788>*into>fuckin mobile mane
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>34635785Before the suit gets out of range, I upload spyware to glean any information I can about their objectives in the Trench.>If a roll is required, here's Tech at ±5.
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>34635785"Let's rock, grab on if you can!"Drone uses her drones to push her down faster than normal, using her metalstorm as a guide.+-5 AI
>>34635788They have scattered. You can follow one or two of them at best, but they're no longer seeming to just dive straight down anymore. Maybe not the best, as Droneswarm would both have to leave his wall(if he's still on it), and he also is at about 3/4ths his air left. Not too much time to just dawdle around.
>>34635785"Wires in fish? well this isn't your usual mission" as he continues diving along with the group.
>>34635785>>34635820I continue following the suit that spoke to us, if I can determine which one it was. "We could split up: some to the bottom of the trench, some following the TA. I'll do the latter."
>>34635860"I'll follow you there, m8. Who knows what could be down there."
>>34635833I'm going to follow one of the TA
>>34635785gonna dive down deeper then."Into the storm, eh Basilius? You comin' Kraken?"Probably won't do much but rollin for combat on any funny lookin schools of fish before divin deeper with my Metalstorm."Let's go."
>>34635920"Lets wrek some havoc mate huh?">Following Turtle
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>34635920forgot to combat roll
"what are the groups? as we should have balanced groups in case we run into anything"
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>34635934>Oh yea and my roll.
>>34635920"Ah I'm sorry Turtle, other things need my concern."
>>34635944Thus far, following TA:-Basilius-Fyhlen-LiquidDescending:-Dronestorm-Kraken-Turtle
>>34635860The one that spoke to you likely is the mermaid-looking one. She was the front most one, and all.As for the rest of the folks here, there's one heavy one (looks somewhat like Zipline's suit to be honest), two generic-looking mediums, and a fortress-sized whale-like suit. With lots of guns. Take your pick if you want to follow any of them, but they're scattering around.
>>34636031"I'll follow your group, Fyhlen"
>>34635944"Well, since you and I are both meant for stealth and ambush, a group would be wise. Snipers do need spotters, and to even it out I'll decend"
>>34636056Following the mermaid leader.
>>34636088"Not sure if we have anything snipe worthy due to the water and going alone is a sure fire way to get killed. We should try to support one of the other groups"He goes along with Fyhlen's following direction.
>>34636031Following the turtle, since they might need an Elvish translator.
>>34636056Following heavy."Hey zippy, the TA seem to have terrible taste in armor design....oh wait..."
>>34636162"Alright then, moving out">Zulu goes ahead of the descending group to scout for traps and more of the evil fish, rolling for locating traps"
>>34636056I'm going to be following Fortress Whale.
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>34636228Forgot to roll
>>34636121>>34636162You two follow along... she looks back to you guys curiously for a few moments, but turns back ahead and says nothing...>>34636212...At this depth, you realize, your comms aren't getting a signal from the surface world. Either alien tech isn't that good, there's a scrambler, or the distance from surface world to here is too far. Or some combo of them too. You follow the heavy, who doesn't much seem to respond to you.>>34636228>>34635920>>34635934>>34635828You all continue your way downwards...>>34636252And you split off to go with the Fortress Whale.
>>34636056just gonna keep descending with my scout drones ahead of me. This time equipping my light shield in front of me.
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>34636377"Scouting ahead guys, since I learn nothing">Zulu swims ahead of the descending group to scout out their path, rolling to detect traps or dangers
>>34636377Attempt to get closer and communicate."It seems we're going the same way, friend. What is your purpose here?"
Rolled 54, 70, 39, 87 = 250 (4d100)>>34636377Keeping my scout drones active for more altered fish, like those that attacked Zulu, or anything else that's unusual. Anything else coming through their comms feed?>First and second rolls for Hawkeye and Sonar on scanner drone. ±10 Tech.>Third and fourth rolls for Hawkeye and Sonar on spotter drone. ±5 Tech.
>>34636490Coming through the bug I have in the TA comms feed, that is.
Rolled 6, 48 = 54 (2d100)>>34636377Radar/Sonar checkAI+-5
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>34636490>I thought spotter drones only gave a combat bonus. I'm going to have to reread that again.using thermal vision.
>Those with the mermaidIt seems rather... uneventful. But after a few moments, you guys pick up some stuff inbound... a fair amount of octopus like things, five in total, and all glowing that similar red-circutlike glow like the fish from before. The mermaid instantly begins swimming away, and opening fire. You guys may want to do the same. Fyhlen's drones mark two targets for you guys to shoot... and nothing really, besides a small sort of gurglish sound, or a few grunts or muffled weapon sounds. Seems the other groups have already found targets as well.>Heavy & LiquidAfter a bit of swimming, the heavy then starts just blasting gunfire out wildly... it seems to have worked, as it seems to reload a bunch of shrimp-like stuff starts glowing... all around you guys. You're pretty much surrounded by these things, the heavy however activates it's harden bubble to this sight.>Fortress Whale + BasiliusA similar tactic is taken, though not so much by choice, as not long after your swarming, you guys pick up a lot of smallfries... the fortress whale seems to have most of this, but suddenly a HUGE fish seems to be charging at the fortress whale... are those plasma-teeth?!? Your call as to what to do here, Basilius, but I have a feeling I know what it will be.>Group diving downYou guys start picking up a lot of various wildlife... some of them are hunting the others, and others are hunting back at them, but typically it ends the same: The killed fish or the killer, if not already glowing red, slowly starts a glow and similarly, off to hunt. A wide variety of sea creatures swarm at you all, a school of fish for one, a human-sized mishmash of an angler for another, and some sort of octopus thing that's the size of your head swiftly advances towards you all. Green Initiative be damned, it probably is a safe assumption to shoot THESE things.
Rolled 4, 36, 53 = 93 (3d100)>>34636583"Focus fire and bring 'em down!" I target paint the octopus the TA suit is targetting and open up with the Autocannon and Sharpshooter. If I'm close enough to throw a flash grenade I do so.>First roll Autocannon, second Sharpshooter. +10 Combat suit AI, +5 spotter>Third roll flash grenade, if I'm in range
Rolled 84, 91 = 175 (2d100)>>34636583"Whale Fortress, deal with those smaller ones, I'll take on the Giant Fish."Rolling to stab with the lance and throwing in a punch on the Giant Fish.
Rolled 6, 16, 70, 55, 45, 43, 44 = 279 (7d100)>>34636583i'm diving down, gonna try to make sushi again.Rollin Dex for melee, max amount of rolls is 7, so 1st roll is for my Beam Sabre, other 6 rolls is for 6 of my tentacles to lash out and strike nearest fishes.
>>34636583"Okay, lets just assume enough bites to a human does that same thing, focus fire and I'll look for weak points on them">Zulu gets behind the swarm to find a weak spot in the ambush, and activates her assassinate power, rolling to find an opening
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>34636583Release shieldbashDakka with Metalstorm if any survivorsai+10
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>34636583Taking aim with my bow at one of the two targets+10 from soldier AI
>>34636583Liquid does the same, sensing that the TA heavy may know something about these shrimp>activate harden and prepare weapon systems
>>34636583>>34636755>Further +5 if you aim at what the target drone's painting.
>>34636836Oh yeah forgot about that.(it's a 54 then)
>>34636681You miss your lance just narrowly, and your punch is met... with the fish biting an arm off. Your suit quickly ends up closing the wound from the shoulder down, and you're now down an arm as the fish diverts away from ramming the whale, aand now starts to charge again, your arm still in it's grasp. Care to try that again with your arm with a lance?>>34636643Your autocannon shoots off somewhat wildly, and the sharpshooter isn't much better, but the flash bang is enough to spook those creatures, they all break away before trying to attack you three again.>>34636755The spotter drone calculates the path for Shadow's bow, and last second his AI adjusts the shot a few inches to the side, striking one of the octopus like things and it pretty much inflates and pops from the sudden increase of heat. That one is dead, and your spotter drone marks another as the Tumblr Armor Mermaid guns down the one she started shooting first, switching targets to another now.>>34636790Harden activates... the TA heavy though immidiately bursts his bubble, it knocks yours offline but it protected you from the EMP blast at least, as it now starts blasting away with torpedos at the shrimps. Seems like this suit has no better planning or ideas than the Armor Corps standard.>>34636692You slice into a bunch with ease, and flail your tentacles around wildly... most of these don't hit home, but they at least stave off the small fishes from biting at your suit. The angler starts advancing on you...>>34636739...but is cut off by a sudden bash from Drone's shield, splattering it into... a fish and a half, part of the first's 'tail' seems to drift off, now flailing wildly wihtout control. Ick. A solid metalstorm barrage on the angler and it's 'tail' kill them both., as the octopus-thing goes for Zulu
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>34636965"well.... I guess GI can't blame us for this"Firing with my bow again at the new marked target+10 from Soldier AI+5 from Fyhlen's spotter
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>34636965>as requested
>>34637024Activate point barrier on Zulu in case the shanking of the Octopus isn't enough to stop it.
Rolled 58, 95 = 153 (2d100)>>34636965Going for another go with the lance, and if possible getting back that lost arm.
Rolled 20, 76, 82, 81, 69, 13, 59 = 400 (7d100)>>346369651st is combat roll for Metalstorm to hit angler comin towards me.6 Dex rolls for plasma bladed tentacle barrage if I missed anything.
Rolled 27, 51, 76 = 154 (3d100)>>34636965I switch to the drone's painted target, continuing my barrage and firing the autocannon in bursts to keep the recoil under control. This time I'll ready a Suit Control sticky grenade to throw at the approaching octopi. Capturing one of these intact could be invaluable later.>First roll Autocannon, second Sharpshooter, third Suit Control. +10 Combat from suit AI, +5 from Spotter.
>>34636703>>34637024There isn't so much a 'weak spot' or 'opening' to this, it's just a rabid flood of fish... but you do spot that octopus trying to sneak towards you, and deliver a swift stab right to it before slicing it in two, it's dead, all there are now are a bunch of small fries still trying to swarm at Turtle.>>34637043It activates... and deactivates shortly after. It didn't block anything. Well, at least it took no wear or tear besides needing to turn back on now.>>34637065You stab right through that giant fish's head, impaling it... unfortunately you also think you might've hit your arm in that strike. The fish is dead, and it's plasma teeth soon flicker to become normal ones, but... well, your arm is busted, even if you recover it now.
Rolled 53, 14 = 67 (2d100)>>34636965"There's gonna be sushi for a week!"2 combat rolls for 4 different autocannon barages on that octopus, drones are no longer pushing me
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>34637105Zulu tries to help out turtle by thinning the swarm>rolling to kill fish
Rolled 68, 3 = 71 (2d100)>>34636965It still thinks the shrimp are a threat so why not take the chance?>rocket pods m8>soldier AI, veteran soul
>>34637078You shoot up the angler's corpse... it's VERY dead now. And somewhat sparking.Your tentacle-blade barrage meanwhile, is starting to lose ground, a few fishes bite off two of your tentacles, and they're starting to get through. Now might be a good time to take a few steps back before they get too close.>>34637097The shots shoot up another poor octopus, you swear your autocannon must be broken though as it shoots anywhere BUT the target. Your tossed suit control flies towards an octopus and explodes into a mess of goop... that just kind of bounces off and floats about. Let it be known, the sticky suit control grenade is fucking worthless when submerged.>>34637013Your shot flies wide. Nothing much more I can say bout it besides you missed.>>34637112You blast at the octopus, it started to twitch a little but now it's definatly no more than some red-glowing calamari. No, that is not an invitation to eat it, you don't know where it's been.>>34637149And fish are killed... Between all of you continuing to just fire at them all, these threats are done for. You're pretty sure you're close to the bottom of the trench, if you guys keep going.
>>34637216"I'm realizing why water levels are so hated.... I guess we can continue onwards... though how should we do it?"
>>34637158Normally? Those wouldn't be the best shots. When you're just trying to blow everything up? Everything is a good shot. Between your barrage and the heavy's, you blow up a huge chunk of the shrimp, and continued barrage of missile fire is enough to eliminate them all before they move again... the heavy now continues diving deeper, though still searching around, and shooting the occasional fish you two encounter, if you don't shoot it first that is.
Rolled 38, 44 = 82 (2d100)>>34637216"Maybe an EMP grenade will have a better effect..." If it's immobilized, my scav drone will hold onto it; if not, I'll shoot it with the Sharpshooter before the drone grabs the remains.>First roll EMP Suit Control>Second (conditional) Sharpshooter>+10 Combat from suit AI, +5 from Spotter
>>34637277"You know, Heavy, it's pretty romantic down here with all the glowing fish. You like anal? Anyway, are you gonna tell me why you guys are here or do I have to pull out my disco stick?"
>>34637216"Everyone, take a step back away from me."hopefully this won't go to badgonna activate my EMP shield to boost my Relentless ability. Pull out my EMP Suit Control grenade, and pull the pin o myself."kekekekeke"
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>34637262"Yeah man, fuck the water temples. Let's just fucking kill everything and get out. My swimsuit is getting all shrively."Ping sonar so i actually know where the fuck things are +-5 ai bonus
>>34637467"This isn't the sort of mission to be murderhoboing on. Keep it up and you'll give the Corps another black eye"
>>34637425You don't get a response.>>34637432>You crazy motherfucker.The fish frantically try to reach you.... before that EMP goes off, frying the area around you with the current, and all the fish still moving suddenly go limp and dead. You guys shoot and slice them all up just to make sure though, some started glowing again.>>34637402Your EMP foes a bit wide, but it blows up close enough to an octopus... it seems closer to dead than anything, but perhaps not, your scavenger hurries along to it, and it is indeed still 'alive', if it can be called that now. If you want to try keeping it immobilized, just leave your drone there and don't finish it, otherwise... yea.Also, the mermaid seems to also have finished off the last of these creatures. And she continues down now... your call if you want to keep the thing 'alive' or not now, she's going on with or without you two.>>34637467>I question why you even wore a swimsuit under your armor. And why you have water inside there as is.The sonar goes off... it's a bit close and muddled, but you can get the gist of it. The fortress whale is finishing up it's stuff and about to head down with Basilius as well, all the other teams are also finishe dnow too, but your team is a fair distance further down already... you guys can start to see a dim, red glow from down there, to be honest.
>>34637549"She's going we should resume following her, Fyhlen so whatever you have to do, you should make it quick"
Rolled 2, 90 = 92 (2d100)>>34637549Keep the thing alive and restrained, and continue following the mermaid. Also resuming scans with scout drones.>First and second rolls for Hawkeye and Sonar on scanner drone. ±10 Tech.>Third and fourth rolls for Hawkeye and Sonar on spotter drone. ±5 Tech.
>>34637515"Oh, to hell with the fucking Corps. They left me in Kansas for an entire week while i could have been doing things, but no, the most unimportant state has to be protected."Start to descend down anyway
Rolled 34, 8 = 42 (2d100)>>34637623>Other two rolls
>>34637623You scan out fine. Your scavenger can't really move it along... but it keeps it in place and you have the scavenger's position, you can get it later.>>34637632>Don't tempt me to run a mission in Kansas that is due to you ditching your post, Drone.
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>34637632"Calm down, I was in starbound and I nearly got shot to death, you had time to get used to your suit. Anyway heading down into the trench with you guys, I'll scout ahead">rolling to detect more fish
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>34637549Keep following the heavy, this time closer. Like right next to it.>roll for radar because why not
>>34637549gonna get back in track and descend along with the mermaid, anyone else is free to try to establish communications but not me.
>>34637549"Fortress Whale, I feel like you're a good person under all that steel and gun. What the hell are you doing here though."Going towards the red glow.
>>34637680"if we move quickly we should be able to catch up to her. Fyhlen"
>>34637706>>34637737>>34637632You four (Kraken seems to be slowed down a fair bit) descend... that red glow's getting brighter as you advance. It isn't long before you see... well, pic related, instead of a normal sea floor you see more of a blanket of grey and red... and the suits from before, half buried into this mess, and also with a similar glow to this... to your arrival in a visual level, they start moving again... seeping out of the mess and starting to advance towards you guys.Your call as to what you do to this. As for how much there is... well, the entire sea-floor is covered in this stuff, by the looks of it.>>34637737>Mermaid's actually a ways up compared to you guys. Same with the rest of the team.>>34637741The fortress whale, like ALL the other fucking suits, is silent, as it advances down towards this glow.
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>34637794"I think the people in there are long gone, and I think we should get ready"Zulu activates her assassinate power and draws her viroblade>rolling to aim for weaknesses to deal damage to one of the suits
Rolled 56, 59 = 115 (2d100)>>34637794Scan the shit out of it, radar and sonar, +-5 ai bonus. prepare shieldbash>>34637706"...Well whatever the Corps had us do, this is certainly not it."
>>34637847>Dronestorm grabs a hold of the side of the trench to keep from touching the floor
>>34637794"well... it's a good thing I didn't eat anything in the last 24 hours from the sounds of things, but guys don't do anything rash now as close range might be bad.">Are me and Fyhlen in the area yet?
Rolled 15, 21 = 36 (2d100)>>34637794Just gonna shoot the suits comin towards meRollin Combat to shoot Metalstorm and throw another EMP grenade"HEY FURMAID, YOU GOT A PLAN?"
Rolled 80, 49, 41, 42, 47 = 259 (5d100)>>34637794"Z-zombie suits?">roll for wmg, 2 rocket pods, Metalstorm, and finish off with rules of nature beam fin.
>>34637846If it was a normal suit, it would easily have dodged that hit... but it isn't, as it just simpyl grabs onto you as you cut of fthe thing's head, and water rushes in as a blood splatter flows out afterwards... the suit grabs onto Zulu with a grasp. [HACK DETECTED].Zulu, roll a tech roll to counteract this hack. Friendly suits cannot aid this hack at all.>>34637924No response from the mermaid.... all the teams will be there sorta soon at least. Your shots end up flying wide as the heavy tries to end up just ramming into you, roll a dex to dodge it's ram.>>34637847You bash a medium suit diving towards you, but your shield... pops off with it. Your suit informs you there was a hacking contamination risk, and disengaged it... you recall those spattering creatures giving a similar red glow way back before.>>34637876>No, all the TA's and guys with TA's are going to take another 1 or 2 turns to arrive. You guys were all ment to be together here, and the TA's show up to help. Now, you guys show up with bigger numbers, but the fight starts worse.>By the way, Zulu, those bites from before were infectious. Just so you know...
>>34638039>agent AI, veteran soul, martial arts
>>34638046>Called it, fucking called it"SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT"
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>34638092forgot to roll
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>34638046gonna try to bring up one of my own shields to dodge.Rollin Dex to dodge. Agent A.I gives -10 for dex rolls
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>34638112ROLLING AGAIN BECAUSE SECOND CHANCES FUCK YES
Rolled 64, 17, 72, 70, 63, 32, 97, 33, 41 = 489 (9d100)>>34638046"Oh for FUCKS' SAKE, THAT'S IT MOTHERFUCKERS, TIME TO SAY HELLO TO MISTER DAKKA"Dronestorm roots herself to the side of the wall with spikes that come out of her suit's legs. As Thunderstruck blares from her radio, she readies her weapons and drones, pointing them directly at the glowing red circut shit.As the song gets to the chorus, she begins to sing along, and at the final word of "Thunderstruck", she releases a barrage of lead at the red circuit things. The level of effectivness that will make will be learned soon enough.9 rolls for 8 airstorm drones with 2 autocannons and 1 particle beam each, and a metalstorm, +10 to all rolls because ai bonus
>>34638112You feel your suit start shutting down, and the suits dragging you down... and a slight tingling sensation at your fingers and toes. [Roll another tech, Zulu. You have a really bad feeling about this...]>>34638194...your tingling turns to burning, as you can see also the nanites now are spreading into your body... pretty much eating it down as you feel yourself melting... if you didn't have a means to try reversing this hack one last time, you'd be a goner now, but thankfully your cyberbrain still maintains a connection as your limbs become just a memory.[Last chance. Roll tech, Zulu.]>>34638187>Close one.You barely dodge it's ram, as it explodes a fair bit above you and starts showering nanites... you instinctively move the fuck out of the way, but you're glad you weren't caught in the explosion or those nanites would've probably got you, if the explosion itself didn't.>>34638039The bombardment of rocket pods rain down on this mess of stuff, taking out one of the first-suits it gained originally, and some collateral damage... it starts 'regenerating' those wounds, though it's more just shifting sand back into place, you certainly did some damage, there just is a LOT that needs to be damaged.>All the other suits are now in range. You can see Zulu starting to sink, maybe screaming in pain if she doesn't like being melted into a blob, and one fucking huge mess of nanites and circuts. You are now all in range to do any attack... and be attacked, technically.
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>34638194Last chance to be anywhere near 50
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>34638298Firing my plasma bow at the enemy "If anyone has a plan now, let's hear it!">+10 from Soldier AI
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>34638298>>34638359"Shadow, deploying Courier to your plasma bow. Hit what you can while you can; I might have a plan." I verify whether the FSO Transmitter can be used to connect to any of the nanites or Zulu's suit, or if a direct connection is required.>Rolling Tech at ±5. FSOT, Worm Platform in effect.
>>34638317...Nope. You feel your mind start to... turn to mush, so to speak, before anything like that is just a distant memory and you're locked in a prison that is your suit. Which soon sinks down into the nanite-swarm below. You can maybe squrim your now pudding-like body a bit before the nanites decide to eat your brain for more supplies.[ZULU'S COMMS HAVE GONE DEAD]>>34638198A lot of bullets strike down at this mess, bullet holes everywhere in it as they start to 'reform' the holes somewhat, but weakly, before an array of particle beams wreak havoc upon the nanites... a chunk of nanites from all spots start floating up, shaping and sculpting into monsterous hybrids of man and aquatic being, a fish with arms for eyes and tentacle fingers for example starts diving towards Droneswarm, and a bunch of other horrors go for her drones as well. [Roll combat for each drone to shoot down it's attacker, and a dex to unsiege and dodge, if you aren't going to attempt to shoot it down first instead.]>>34638359The bow digs in deep, leaving a searing hole that seems to just sink into it.... you see it keeps burning nanites as it sits there, but soon is also eaten away as it loses energy.>>34638454You connect rather easily... this entire thing counts as a suit. You also pick up Zulu's suit, it's not fully integrated to it yet, but the pilot signs say she's both dead and not in the suit, only a foreign substance is. You're connected to them both by the Optical Transmitter... you assume it would be a REALLY bad idea to hook up with the worm platform though.
>>34638587"Look, you Tumblr armor wouldn't have gone in with out a plan right, So how the hell were you planning on taking this thing out?"
>>34638587>>34638587"Dear God, Zulu... just, if you're still alive, hang on! Shadow, I need your Medic cable, now!"
Rolled 48, 19, 48, 93, 81, 72, 64, 41, 43 = 509 (9d100)>>34638587"YAAAR, THERE BE MECHANICAL HORRORS, HAVE AT THEE, YE SCURVY DOG!"Dex roll to get out, no bonus, 1st rollDrones defend themselves, +10 combat
>>34638687"Right connecting my medic cable">using medic
>>34638694>I meant the second roll, of course
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>34638714According to the plan he throws a punch at Fyhlen to trigger feedback>would any bonus apply? I have soldier AI
Rolled 22, 60 = 82 (2d100)>>34638587Gonna create and deploy a Courier drone to Liquid's WMG to boost it's attack rating."Liquid, take it!"Rollin combat as well to attack sea floor with Metalstorm and throwin my EMP grenade if I gots anymore.
>>34638687"And try to punch while you're at it; I need to trigger Feedback!"
Rolled 38, 71, 1 = 110 (3d100)>>34638298>>34638317>time to try everything I guessrolling to: activate scrambler on the circuit floorshoot a tranq dart at the nearest suitThrow an EMP grenade at the floorAnd order them in Elvish to cease assimilating Zulu and attacking us (which doesn't count as an advanced action, correct?)
Rolled 15, 73, 50, 98, 6, 90, 39, 38, 94, 2, 65, 89 = 659 (12d100)>>34638714>>34638738>>34638778As I block the attack, my suit's Feedback mechanism triggers. With Shadow's cable connected, my suit floods with power - all of it focused on a singular goal: "Reject foreign suit integration.">First roll Dex to block the attack, no bonuses. Dur 4, 7 if blocked.>Rcv is now 13 (4 base, 4 Feedback, 5 Medic), AAs are 11.5>Rolls two through twelve are hacking attempts to reject Zulu's suit before integration is complete.
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>34638587Seeing that this red death could destroy his planet, Liquid sees only one way to end this.Upon receiving Turtle's courier done, he charges up his WMG, a brilliant blue glow emerges from his penguin beak; a glow matching the mysterious glow of the wildlife. When he reached full charge, Liquid uttered what could be his last words."Catch phrase"He let's loose the destructive weapon.>soldier AI, veteran soul
>>34638857>1 on the grenadeActivate point barrier so I don't Darwin award myself.
>>34638694You half of your drone army, three of them being dismantled in mid air before even reaching the ground and disolving into more nanites, as the last one falls in and sinks in. You also aren't so lucky, as they hit you b efore you dodge after unsieging. [HACK DETECTED][Roll a tech. Nobody else can roll your tech roll for you.]>>34638714Connected... >>34638873Good news? You lock on and freeze Zulu's progress as is, shortly before it decided to eat Zulu's suit for more resources. Bad news is, she's still half buried into the nanites, so any disconnect attempt is just reconnected, even if it won't go anywhere for the next half minute or so. You also dont' seem to be getting any power from the medic system. [Medic does not grant Adv. Actions.]>>34638892It normally is required to aim better to hit something. But today, you are aiming at the ground, and it is hard to miss that. You hit it and blast a chunk out of the nanites.... due to water and it's rather quick diffusion of the beam, you don't get much range from this though, otherwise you could've probably cleaved this thing in two with a laser. It still isn't all that happy, as it launches more horrors from itself at you. [Either hit two seperate attacks to shoot these down, or roll one hard success out of two dex attempts. And yes, you can roll to attack AND dodge these.]>>34638857>>34639022Well, that scrambler doesn't do much... it's not sending too many signals not to itself and it's own connections or 'minds'. The tranq dart hits a medium... he looks to you annoyedly before getting blindsided by a horror-nanite spawn, whoops. And the EMP grenade... kinda just hovers infront of you, which you quikcly point barrier, defending you but frying the shield. Fuck everything.
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>34639310"Disconnecting medic and taking another shot with my bow, Firing!">+10 combat >Did I already use up the courier drone's effect?
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>34639310>deploy my mechanic drones>roll for anti-hack, AI +5 and Defense Maze
Rolled 90, 88, 2 = 180 (3d100)>>34639310Fire both rocket pods and gtfo of there!> combat for rockets> dexy for doge> soldier AI, martial arts, veteran soul
>>34639310Seeing Zulu's suit is at least not being devoured, I prime two EMP grenades: one on the belt, one in hand, and charge. Just before making contact, I set them off.>When action is resolved, hopefully I'll still be functional and able to recover Zulu.
>>34639353>roll anti hack again +-5 ai, Defense maze
>>34639350Not yet. Enjoy your triple RoF (5 to 15), or 25% more damage (8 to 10). You pick.
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>34639405
>>34639420>Considering it's just one target, I'll go with the damage boost
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>34639427
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>34639447
>>34638638"It was to have our first wave self-destruct upon enemies. Explosives not located, mission goal changed from clean up to extermination." the mermaid girl stated bluntly.>>34639353Your mechanic drones get to ripping off what they can, but these nanites are already inside you, as you lose weapon control. Make a tech roll before this thing completely takes over your systems, or do something quick, as you're soon to sink into the nanite swarm as well.>>34639350>No you didn't.The courier drone's ammo extention ends up splitting your arrow into two, leaving two more searing wounds in this mass as they slowly start fizzling out from power drain as well. None to happy, a horror starts swimming it's way to you. [Roll dex to dodge, or shoot them down first.]>>34639368You blow up those swarms, and another going for the heavy, who simply gives only a small motion to you before going back to bombarding the field as best it could.>>34639388>You magnificent sonofabitch.The EMP field is devastatingly effective, the entire red circuts around the blast area VERY quickly go dead, and have to start being 'dug' away by the still alive nanites... your suit blips for a moment, but it still is kicking, but barely. Weapons and hacking is still booting up again... but you're next to Zulu, who also no longer has that red glow on her. Her suit is basically coming up as dead though, you have no clue about her current status till it restores power, if it even does at this point.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>34639475FUCK MAN+-5 AI bonus
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>34639475Dodging-10 from Soldier AI-10 from enhanced camo
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>34639483AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
>>34639475I grab her and run. Halt weapons booting, halt hacking resolution. Full power to the Levitators, we must get away from that swarm!
Rolled 91, 77 = 168 (2d100)>>34639475Gonna roll combat after my grenades have replenished themselvesRollin to use Metalstorm and to throw another EMP grenade at Swarm.
Rolled 13, 83, 76, 61 = 233 (4d100)>>34639475"Fuck this shit m8.">2 rocket pods, wmg, Metalstorm>soldier AI, veteran soul
>>34639475>>34639507>Dex 3, Spd 5, Levitate speed 12.5. Relentless prevents movement reducing effects.
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>34639475"Would there be any other explosives you would have brought in?"Stabbing the nanites with the beam lance at full burn.
>>34639447>>34639504Your suit errors and give you issues, as you're locked out and start sinking, and you feel your body turning to goop...>>34639504...before your Canvas and Progenitor nanites boot in, realizing an error, and reverting your form. Your suit is still being hacked though and isn't giving you control, and you're getting awfully close to the nanites down there. [Make two more tech rolls.]>>34639507Excelent idea... unfortunatly, the nanite swarm isn't exactly happy, as it forms... drones? Similar to Dronestorm's to be precise... as they start shooting out shots towards you and Zulu.[Roll 3 Dex rolls, Fyhlen]...Also, Zulu, roll a tech roll. You still feel like you're made of pudding (infact, with Fyhlen's rather rapid extraction of you, you think part of you has splattered on the walls of your cockpit), but your suit has a vague sensation again, if that makes any sense.>>34639549You blast the field with even more weapons, before a signature comes from above... the heavy besides you rams it and punches it, but it latches on... it's an octopus, and... a scanvenger drone, both glowing a similar red, as it starts infecting the heavy.>>34639570"Yes." She said, before you see out of the corner of your eye, their heavy getting hit by the octopus. "Now, no, we do not."Also, your beam lance strikes down... but it replies by attempting to stab you back with a lance made from itself, roll dex to dodge this attack quickly.
Rolled 19, 19 = 38 (2d100)>>346396155+- tech
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>34639615>OHBOYHEREWEGO
Rolled 27, 61 = 88 (2d100)>>34639628snakeeyes, reroll
Rolled 78, 95 = 173 (2d100)>>34639615"Where is his body, we could rig it up to blow. You do know how to do that, right?"First to dodge, then to stab again.>RNGeezus don't fail me
Rolled 45, 32, 11 = 88 (3d100)>>34639615I roll over so the plasma shield mounted on my torso is directed towards the drones and dodge as best as I can. Activating Bulwark if there's a chance they might hit Zulu, too.If I can focus through the barrage, I'll direct my spotter drone to start automatically designating targets for allies.>Three Dex rolls, no bonuses. Suit Dur 4, 7 if blocked. Also a light shield is back-mounted, Dur 5 if it blocks.
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>34639615"N-not heavy-senpai!>roll whatever to save. Dex maybe?
>>34639628>I shouldn't allow the reroll....>>34639649>...But I will.You seize control and rid yourself of the nanites, the nanites in response form drones, your drones, and start opening fire... you might want to both keep yourself from crashing into the nanites, and also dodge.[Roll 2 Dex vs your copied drones. You don't need a dex to swim up though.]>>34639640...Nothing, and you feel yourself slink into what used to be your left leg slot from the rapid dodging Fyhlen does, at least you didn't split in half, that probably would've killed you as is.>>34639714Speaking of that fancy dodging and flying, you take a few hits on your back, but manage to keep Zulu's suit from rupturing, as you swiftly advance up... the drones morph into fishes and start to charge at you. Fuck. [Combat 2 successful hits, or dex to dodge these too.]>>34639733>No, you'd more likely shoot his arm off actually.You shoot a rocket and blow off the heavy's arm... while it leaves the heavy with half of it's weapons at best, it seems to have stopped the hack as it quickly turns back to the mass and fires it's other arm's guns at it, mostly plasma and laser shots.......The swarm must be pissed at how slow it's results are, as you all can basically see, hear, and just slightly feel in the water the ground shake... the mass of nanites starts to move up. All of it... and it's releasing more and more bits of it too.
Rolled 46, 86 = 132 (2d100)>>34639819#YOLO"FUCK YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU"
>>34639669>>34639500You both failed to dodge... a [HACK DETECTED] Pops up for you both. It may be best to start getting some distance from this thing, or you'll be swept up, move and hack you two.
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>34639872Moving away and trying to counter it.>Here's hoping
Rolled 34, 15 = 49 (2d100)>>34639819Gonna continue shooting at the swarm and throwing another EMP suit control grenade at its direction.
Rolled 76, 14, 69, 90, 35 = 284 (5d100)>>34639872>Order drones to fire at anything currently attacking me, and if my metalstorm's on, fire that shit too, +10 combat
>>34639842A particle beam punctures your carrier hull, and you end up feeling your suit suddenly get really, really heavy... you're barely able to outpace the nanite-swarm now, but the drones are now going for a kamikaze crash on you. You can't really evade, so you better shoot them down first. [Roll combat to shoot down 2 targets]>>34639896No dice, your weapons and other systems are starting to shut down, and a tingling senstation is spreading through you. [Roll another tech, Shadow]
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>34639952>trying again, gotta say it'd suck dying in a mission where common sense is penalized.
Rolled 90, 88, 61 = 239 (3d100)>>34639819Realizing my weapon systems are still offline, I initialize the boot sequence for them and my hacking suite while doing my best to dodge the swarm of fish.>First and second rolls are Dex, no bonus.>Third roll is tech to speed boot sequence, if applicable. ±5 to roll.
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>34639872>Gotta hope this works
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>34639819Asplode the Heavy, no mercy as liquid
Rolled 38, 5, 90, 9 = 142 (4d100)>>34639952"Plenty of targets to kill!" Shooting targets chasing Dronestorm and Turtle.>2x Rocket pods, 2x laser rifles. +10 from Soldier AI.
>>34639945It's enough, the EMP hits and bullets are hard to miss when it's so big... but it responds by throwing a copy of Zulu's suit at you, only with way too many arms on it... [Roll to dodge this]>>34639949You thankfully blast back the two kamakazi drones, and slowly start to outpace the nanite swarm... but your suit's starting to give messages how the water is leaking elsewhere. [Roll a tech roll to stop this. Otherwise the suit may be compromised by water...]>>34639966>Water levels are a bitch.You feel your senses go numb, and you can no longer control the suit......[Shadow's AI: Make 3 tech rolls to take control of Shadow's suit. Failure ends up in erasure of you and your pilot. You do not get any bonus/demerits to these three rolls.]>>34639984Nope... your suit is taking longer due to it's massive size. [Make another tech roll to try to save yourself]>>34639971You get hit by both of them, a distinct [HACK DETECTED] lights up on your suit's computers. [Roll Tech to get rid of this hacking.]. Your systems kick it into overdrive the best they can, slowly starting to shut down however...>Also, Zulu, make another tech roll.
Rolled 36, 1, 33 = 70 (3d100)>>34640058rolling tech +-5 as well as me mechanic drones +-5
Rolled 22, 62, 70 = 154 (3d100)>>34640058>RNGeezus do it
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>34640058Lets see if this works twice. Gonna bring my shield up and roll Dex to doge. Agent A.I -10 Dex
>>34640078You close it up... only for a mechanic drone to open the hole and another to re-seal it up, smacking the other drone on the head for it's stupidity. Your systems are still functional thankfully.
Rolled 41, 92, 15 = 148 (3d100)>>34640058Inside the vacent suit that held Zulu, her AI stirred to life. It groaned at what it saw "and like always, I have to get you out of this">Rolling for the AI to use my remains
Rolled 63, 80, 52 = 195 (3d100)>>34640058>Well might as well try
Rolled 44, 2, 43 = 89 (3d100)>>34640058Rolling to: throw another EMP grenade at the circuit floor.throw a Crowd Control flashbang, also at the floortry scrambler again at the circuit floor
>>34640161>and I assume I'm still cloaked and assassinate is in play
Rolled 84, 63, 29, 8 = 184 (4d100)>>34640058"Come on, suit, don't fail me now..." Sparing only what processing power is needed to maintain my trajectory, I turn my suit's systems and AI to rejecting assimilation by the hostile nanites.>Rolling tech to resist hack. Using multiple AAs if applicable; ignore dice if they aren't. ±5 Tech from Engineer AI.>Defense Maze is in effect.
>>34640097Your AI takes control of your suit... the pilot inside her is more or less dead, but if there's anything left you'll find out later. For now, you know there's an infectious set of nanites that will take over your newfound 'life' if they reach you, and you have weapons. [You effectively have lost your AI bonus.]>>34640085You as a pilot, are pretty sure you're dead now... maybe if you didn't have those moqaddas demerits...[Roll 3 tech for your uplifted AI to take over instead]>>34640087The mess of hands grapple onto your shield, and tug you in with it as it starts to meld on your arm. [Roll tech to negate hack... and a melee to pry off the nanite-Zulu.]>>34640161The EMP certainly works, the flash bang just singes a layer of it as it is 'eaten' by itself to patch over it, and the scrambler isn't doing much still besides making your own chatter to eachotehr hard, as the mermaid ends up getting engulfed by an oversized copy of an eel. Fyhlen and Basilius can pick up her scream of terror before it's quickly turned to garble and a flush of water.
Rolled 76, 37, 57 = 170 (3d100)>>34640193>Basilius is dead, Long Live Mother
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>34640193"Should have suit down his suit to keep him from going" Firing bow
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>34640093>last techroll
Rolled 81, 49, 100, 14 = 244 (4d100)>>34640193"Keep off of my friends you nanite-horde!" Attacking the nanites holding on to Turtle and Basilius.>Moar dakka with 2x rocket pods and 2x laser rifles. +10 Combat from Soldier AI.
Rolled 49, 66, 30, 89, 87, 7, 94 = 422 (7d100)>>34640193Rollin tech to negate hack, Agent A.I +/- 5 for tech rollsOther 6 rolls are for melee with Beam Sabre and beam tipped tentacles. Agent A.I -10 dex rolls.
>>34640191>Multiple actions not possible, but I'll burn through the success-failiures in one go.You also feel your body reduced to... well, nothing but goop as it settles into the lower part of your suit, but you boot out the hack and seize control back of your suit.>>34640093Your AI takes over... you feel your consciousness slip away from the squishy remains of yourself, over into the computer's processing. You've switched places with your AI, and count as a soldier AI. Your AI meanwhile has control, and well, it knows the whole issues here... also there's some guy carrying you, what's up with that.>>34640209>These Uplifted AI's are actually good at tech, who'dve thunk.Your AI takes control. It knows it's quite impossible for it to be your mother, but joke or actuality the pilot ended up remarking you as such. Act as you see fit, you're still right up close to that mass, and so far the attacks on it have slowed down, Kraken, Calshot, and Liquid the only ones raining down attacks at it still.
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>34640276"Good lord Maria, what did you do?"Sit up on Fyhlen's shoulder and start firing the bow at the bots
>>34640269You shoot them... r-rather well...>>34640272You hack and slash at the mass of nanites, before suddenly you're blindsided by rockets and lasers... it's barely functional, but hey, the suit still works.... barely.Basilius isn't nearly as harmed by these shots, but also a rather pointless attack.>>34640306Your shots hit rather well, burning areas away......All this shooting and spreading the nanites thin has revealed a pod, leaking out these nanites. No bonus points as to where the thing's fucking weak point is now.
Rolled 45, 24, 7, 33 = 109 (4d100)>>34640276I maintain my course away from the horde, dropping two primed Suit Control grenades in succession as I go. Once outside the blast radius, I rip into them and the swarm with my Autocannon and Sharpshooter.>Two rolls to drop 'nades in path of the swarm.>Next two for Autocannon and Sharpshooter.>+10 Engineer AI, +5 Spotter Drone>>34640306"You very nearly died back there. If we fight well, we might avoid more loss."
>>34640339"Shoot the pod, someone with a spare weapon!"
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>34640340"Oh? I'm not Maria, I'm Tribe. Anyway, keep us off the ground and try to EMP that pod">The Jacket attempts to fire at the pod
Rolled 96, 46, 16 = 158 (3d100)>>34640193>third time's the charmRolling to throw another EMP grenade, crowd control flashbang, and a tranquilizer dart (because I have no other weapons and why the fuck not) at the pod.
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>34640339Throwing the lance at the pod
Rolled 73, 42, 4, 98 = 217 (4d100)"Quick, kill it! Kill it NOW!">2x rockets, 2x lasers. +10 Soldier, +5 Spotter
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>34640339Firing Metalstorm at pod now then.
>>34640362It lands a shot... the searing plasma shatters open it's outer hull, exposing the core.>>34640405Before an EMP blast fries it, the pod barely flickering with life...>>34640405...before a lance puncutres through and smashes the remains of it.... the rest of the field spasms and fluxtuates, autocannon and partcile beams firing out wildly.[Anyone hacked, no longer has to make a tech roll...][...Everyone DOES however, have to make one final dex roll to evade this bombardment of attacks.]
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>34640439>inb4 ded
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>34640439>here goes>-10 bonus from enchanced camo
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>34640362>dex rollan
Rolled 54 (1d100)"Shadow, get over here!" I rush towards my friend as fast as I can, still carrying Zulu, and activate my Bulwark.>Dex roll, no bonuses. Dur 4, 7 if blocked.
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>34640439>But what about my grenades and tranquilizer darts?>Not that it would matterRolling to dodge.
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>34640439Movin to guard whoever I can. -10 from Soldier.
Rolled 73, 14, 53 = 140 (3d100)>A roll for the AFK if needed
Rolled 72 (1d100)makin a dex roll. Agent A.I -10 dex
>Everyone except BasiliusYou narrowly dodge and get behind Fyhlen's shield, a few stray shots blasting th rough but not enough... the nanites finally all die, the colors draining as it sinks back to the bottom of the ocean. Armor Corps is probably going to have to do some cleanup... but at least you all dodged the last barrage.>>34640448Except you. You... kinda get caught up in most these shots, the shots blasting and blowing up most of your suit.... there's less a suit more a torso and sorta-head left after this, and it's kind of graphic considering the bio-portion of your suit... but comms say you're 'active' still. Just, you'll have to have the other suits help drag you out... Kraken goes over to aid, having lost only a few tentacles in the crossfire.Liquid took a rather heavy hit, the heavy Tumblr Armor seeming to support and carry him now... surprisingly it's not bothering to attack you at this point, but then again it's also down an arm...The trip back up to the surface was... uneventful. You all resurface, and as Liquid resurfaces the heavy releases him, before somehwat bracing on the ship you all came on and taking off without another word. "The hell was that.... guys, you okay there?" Zipline called back to you all. Besides maybe Shadow's Pilot... you all technically are alive. Though some needing some... rather pressing attention with nanites to reconstruct themselves.But... Mission Complete?
>>34640607>Pic related"You wouldn't believe what we found if we told you... but, you can clearly see the evidence for yourself.""On the bright side we discovered a new species of giant, electric octopus, and I have a DNA sample to prove it!"
>>34640661"Right right, what the hell was that suit flying off though.... what...?" she muttered. "Okay, I can't be hacking that suit right.... I think..." she mused, continuing the hack curiously. "...But seriously go on, what was down there?"
>>34640695"En route to the power source we encountered TA suits, but they fled instead of engaging. Further down, organisms hybridized with nanites began attacking us. At the bottom of the trench was a huge mass of the things - they were grey goo in all but coloration. Other TA suits were present, but ignored us to attack the nanites."For the Vannai-controlled TA pilots to deem it a greater threat than us... imagine the threat that entity would have represented."
>>34640695"Hello Miss Zipline, Maria here needs some nanites to put her body back together, for now I will replace her storage from my left leg to a sizable cookie jar."The empty suit then bows and begins to stroll away casually.
>>34640695"Help needed, no limbs. Nanite swarm, temporary alliance, had to take controls from Basilius."
>>34640790"...You're right, I wouldn't believe you guys... but I have to anyway. We'll send folks to make sure things are clear down there, but the energy readings have basically gone dead thankfully... if it's really grey goo though, we better make sure it's dead for good. Also I really should quarantine all of your suits in that case, but if it really was going to destroy everything it would've done it by now anyway.">>34640795"...Did Basilius seriously use Rei's voice for his AI?" she muttered to the team.>>34640791"...And that sounds like Zulu's AI.... there's jars in the med bay downstairs." she finally adds, sighing and hitting her head on the console.
>>34640873"At least everyone's alive, even though we took heavy casaulties... oh god, Shadow!" I rush over to my friend's suit, relieved to see him climbing aboard. "Thought you were a goner there, I saw them hit you..."
>>34640975"...His suit's displaying he's not in there too, just some foreign substance... I uh, assume that's the same as what happened to Zulu ther- no I don't want to hold her! Is that really even her?!" Zipline started remarking back to... well, it's assumed Zulu's suit is doing this. "Anyway I'll see if I can't organize some canvas nanites to be set up for you folks at least... and a recon team to find out what was up with that suit that flew off AND a team to confirm whatever is down there is safe and... ugh.." she said, another thud sounding off as Zipline headdesked into the keyboard again.
>>34641087"The work of a senior officer is never done. You have my sympathy."
>>34640695"Pardon me I'm going to put him back together. I would sum it up as a disaster and it'd be only the kindness of some god that I even have the chance to do so. But demons of ill fortune were down there, reducing him to practially helpless" The suit went about walking towars whereever the upgrade stations were.