GRAND FINALE EDITIONScavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Lolis, Killers, Explorers, Robbers.YOU ARE VASA,You're falling back towards the lab building as fast as you can, firing at the soldiers behind you with your Sig as you go. You duck into cover beside Ice, who's currently supporting his AK under his left shoulder while reloading it one handed. The other hand is busy firing blind over the barricade back towards the military squad."Thanks," you say to him, taking a moment to reload your own pistol. He gives you a questioning look. "If you hadn't pushed me down back there-"He shakes his head. "Bastards looked suspicious. Come on, we need to get the others and get the Hell out of here." He finishes reloading his AK, then pops up to gun down one of the men rushing your position. Three down. Twenty five to go.You hit the PTT on your radio to warn the others. "Kris' friends betrayed us. They're trying to kill us right now, we're falling back to-"Kris' voice comes over the channel, pained but clear. "Yes. I'm sorry, Vass, but I'm afraid I've been told to leave no witnesses."What. The. Fuck?"Kris? What? What are you talking about?" No answer. "Kris! God damnit-"Ice grabs you by the collar and starts running for the building. You glimpse the image of ten men swarming the barricade as he pulls you inside the building, where you'd only just left Viktor and Kr-Kris is nowhere to be seen, but Viktor is leaning against the wall with a blooded hole in his side. He smiles weakly up at the two of you."I think she was faking, guys." He chuckles, his expression quickly switching to a pained one.Ice drops down beside him, putting his hands to the wound."It's not too bad. We'll get you out of here." Viktor shrugs him off."Kris went after Loli. You need to get down there. Just... pass me my gun, I'll hold them here for you."
>>34671635You grit your teeth, hissing back "we're not gonna leave you to die here.""Who said anything about dying? They might be trained to kill, but we're Stalkers. We know how to survive." It almost looks like he's grinning.[ ]"Fine. But we're coming back for you."[ ]"No way. You're coming with us right now."
>>34671644>[ ]"Fine. But we're coming back for you."
>>34671644>[ ]"No way. You're coming with us right now."leave a boobytrapped grenade or two as a present, that will slow them down more than Viktor, and we can use his extra gun and set of eyes
>>34671644>[x]"No way. You're coming with us right now."
>>34671644>[ ]"No way. You're coming with us right now."Leave suicidal tactics the real crazies. You can die later.
>>34671644>[ ]"No way. You're coming with us right now." >>34671694i like that plan
>>34671635Friendly reminder that Kris >didn't check if Dave was dead at all>has no reason to believe the boy is dead>is wounded herself>is a witness as wellEither she's sure of herself because she's gone full retard, or she knows something I don't.
>>34671644>[X]"No way. You're coming with us right now."You vehemently refuse. "No way. You're coming with us right now." Ice nods his agreement and instantly sets about picking Viktor up as gently as possible. With the two of them safely moving off, you move back to the door, grabbing a few grenades as you do so. The first, you throw outside. The second you set up as a booby trap behind the door. That should slow them for a few moments at least.Then you rush after the guys towards the stairs. You're already at the bottom of the stairs and turning to the corridor when you hear the dull boom of your booby trap. You smirk to yourself. You switch your torch on, then follow after Ice who's walking directly ahead. You move up to ask him how he knows where he's going, passing a bunch of other turns as you go. "Light from that open door," he mumbles.Right. Obvious.A few feet from the bulkhead door, still slightly ajar, Ice places Viktor on the floor then very carefully peeks through the gap. Pulling his head back, he motions to you that they'll hold here. You need to go in. You nod, carefully check your Sig is good to go, then slip in through the door.Loli is prone on the floor, a dart sticking from the back of her neck. A small corner of your mind registers that despite no movement, her eyes seem to show some comprehension of events. She's still conscious, despite that tranquillizer being enough to drop an angry gorilla.Kris is sitting at a computer terminal, information streaming across the screen as she marvels and relates to Loli what she's reading. "-your pod lost containment less than a minute later, even though the others were all secure! Haha, look! Is that your Papa? Taking you and leaving everyone else to die. What a man, to play favorites with his children like that!"[ ]Let her know you're here by cocking your pistol.[ ]Call out to her.[ ]Try to retrieve Loli.
>>34671900>[ ]Let her know you're here by cocking your pistol.>[ ]Call out to her.if Vasa has a nickname or petname for Kris, now is the time to use itwe should have Viktor act as rear guard, Ice cover Kris and be ready to shoot her in the arms to disable her, and Vasa to pull the dart out of Loli if she can
>>34671900> Just shoot that bitch.Captcha: crossed spywise
>>34671900>[ ]Call out to her."Kris baby? What are you doing?"our sig is a DA/SA, no need to cock it to be ready for business and we don't want her to react badly>>34671948fuck that anonyou gotta BELIEVE in FRIENDSHIP
>>34671900>[ ]Call out to her.>>34671970
>>34671900>[ ]Try to retrieve Loli.Can't let her be used as a hostage.
>>34671900[x]Be a pony.
>>34671970Well it doesn't have to be a fatal shot... just very painful.
>>34672052Trust me anon, getting shot is a very painful experience, I've been shot 4 times, and only one of those was what would be considered a Cat A wound, and all of them were excruciatingly painful.
>>34672052She has been shot already. She probably can't put up much of a fight right now (could she ever?) but you can try to disable her further I guess.
>>34671900>[X]Call out to her."Kris."She spins in her seat, a look of surprise mixed with joy on her face. A heartbeat later, when she sees you standing there with your Sig by your side, the smile fades as if it'd never been there."Hi Vass. I didn't think you'd get this far. I thought my team would take you down nice and quick."You nod, "they would've done if Ice hadn't saved me.""Ah," she nods, the hint of that smile tugging the corner of her mouth before she controls herself. "Yeah, he's like that isn't he?""Why are you doing this, Kris?""I told you. Orders. You... know it's nothing personal, right?""It kinda feels personal.""Haha. I guess it would." She twirls around in her chair, like a child entertaining herself."You're really going to throw away this... all of this, all of us. Over some orders?"She pouts. "It's not like I have a choice! This is the only way I get to go home! Otherwise they'll kill me!"You shake your head. "Not if we run away. Not if we hide. We could go anywhere and no-one could stop us."She gives you a wan smile. "Vass... I have a boyfriend waiting for me."That hits you like a freight train to the gut, but you tense your entire body and refuse to let that show. After a heartbeat's pause that feels to you like it could've lasted an eternity, you answer back. "I don't care."She frowns. "But I do." She suddenly bursts into laughter. "This is like one of those dramas! You're here, trying to make me decide between the two of you!""You're already deciding," you cut back. "You're just making the wrong choice. Please, just-" You take a step towards her. Just three paces away now.She leaps to her feet when you do, pulling one of Loli's pistols up to you. "Don't."[ ]Try to reason with her logically.[ ]Plead with her to come with you.[ ]Take another step towards her.
>>34672198i'd say shoot her, as she has been corrupted by the D too much to be saved but yeah, that would be be... risky... really risky
Rolled 87, 21 = 108 (2d100)>>34672198>[x]Plead with her to come with you.
>>34672198>[ ]Try to reason with her logically.Also>"You want your boyfriend? Fine, let's go get him."
>>34672198>[ ]Plead with her to come with you.and seconding >>34672270>>"You want your boyfriend? Fine, let's go get him."
>>34672198>[ ]Try to reason with her logically.And in the middle of it>[ ]Take another step towards her.
>>34672198>[ ]Try to reason with her logically.This isn't about teen drama. She can choose between the people who has stuck with her through everything this far, or she can pray that the people who threw her into the zone in the first place will actually honor their agreement and not kill her for what she knows.
>>34672198>[x]Take another step towards her.Time to see if she got the guts!
>>34672198>[ ]Plead with her to come with you."You think that after all of this, that whoevers giving you your orders won't just have you killed, you said it yourself, no witnesses, and you've witnessed a hell of a lot here, together with me and Loli, don't do this Kris, please, I don't care that you have a boyfriend, we can go and get him together, we can go live a peaceful life instead of constantly looking over our shoulders worried about what the Zone will throw at us next, or whether your commanders think you've finally run out of use or seen too much.Please Kris, don't do this."Then >[ ]Take another step towards her.Arms spread out and go for a hug slowly.I'm hoping we don't end up using the ballistic vest we got Vasa, but I'm glad we got it anyway
>>34672198>[x]Take another step towards her.>[x]Try to reason with her logically.
>All of these options lead to her shooting us
>>34672491oi you, none of thatAll I want is best good end with us all making it out alive and happy
>>34672553Quests don't have happy endings.
>>34672582Most quests don't have endings. That's not gonna stop me from making my happy ending, and neither are you.
>>34672680You're right, that's Kaleun doing that
>>34672582I can think of more that have good endings than bad endings, but most don't actually end, so cudos to Kaleun for getting this far and making it through
>>34672710Mind giving us a list? Y'know, just for reasons.
>>34672198>[x]Try to reason with her logically.>[X]Take another step towards her."Kris. Please, just listen to me. This isn't a chick flick drama. This is the Zone. Now you can choose between us, the people who've been fighting with you, bleeding with you. The people trying to keep you alive. Or you can side with the people who sent you here, and you can hope to whatever you believe in that they won't silence you once they're done with us." Her face sets as she listens to your words. She cocks the 1911 in her hand, still pointed at your face."If you really want, we can just stop by on our way wherever you want. We can pick up your boyfriend and we can get out of this place. Just, please, don't do this."You take a step forwards.She shoots.[1/2]
>>34672702Maybe he will, maybe he won't. QMs do what they do. Whatever he does though, he can't kill my belief.
>>34672733thats a discussion for the QTG and not here, but off the top of my head I can think of SQ, BPQ, ZQ, RQ, HQ(although its got one more thread in it) and of course, this
>>34672765and this is why you don't take steps toward people pointing you with a gun
>>34672794BELIEVE ANONBELIEVE IN FRIENDSHIP>>34672765Your cliffhangers, they are not healthy for my heart.
>>34672794You don't speak for me, bitch. I don't give up every time I see a vague cliffhanger.
>>34672765The impact hits you in the chest, jarring your entire body. The wind knocked out of you, you stumble back, catching your footing before you tumble.Ah. You'd forgotten you were wearing a vest. That sure is more comfortable than being shot again.Wait. She was pointing at your head. Why'd she shoot your chest?With a grunt, you straighten out, looking directly into Kris' eyes. A mixture of shock and horror in her eyes."Vass. Stop. Just-"You take another step forwards and she shoots you again. Ready for it, you let the impact flow through you, carefully staying upright. Ow.Stopping the entire momentum of the bullet with your chest... The impact is definitely doing some damage to your soft tissue, you're finding it hard to breath. But you can't stop. Not now.You keep your head level. Her eyes are fixed on you. Wait, does she even realize she's not actually killing you? Is she doing that unconsciously?She shoots again when you take the third step. One more to go. By God your lungs are feeling bruised now.Tears are streaming down her face now. "Please. Don't make me-"You close the last pace, slipping under her extended arm and pulling her into your arms. You press your lips to hers.The strength in her body fades, her arm dropping to her side as she lets you kiss her.You break the contact, lean your forhead against hers. She's so cute when she's crying."I love you."Her pistol makes a soft clank as it hits the metal grating.[2/?]
>>34672827Well, I have to say, WE'RE FUCKING INVINCIBLE
>>34672827>She's so cute when she's crying.She'll look cuter when she's doing so in pain. Unless we get a good answer for why she did this shit. As long as its not "moar money" without a good reason why, I'll be fine.
>>34672865lets leave the bullet proof vest demonstrations until after we're out of this shitbut yeah, for this, she definitely gets to wear a ceramic plate and take a round to it and then Vasa can kiss it better
>>34672865>She pouts. "It's not like I have a choice! This is the only way I get to go home! Otherwise they'll kill me!"Good enough?
>>34672891They'll kill her anyway. Her boyfriend is probably already dead.She can't really be stupid enough to believe otherwise, can she?
>>34672891I, personally, am waiting for her to expand on this.Who are "they"?Where is "home"?Why did you do this in the first place?
>>34672927>She can't really be stupid enoughYou underestimate human beings and their capacity for stupidity anon.
>>34672827YOU ARE LOLI,Vasa is shaking you, trying to get you to respond. You feel like you're waking from a really weird dream. Kris-neechan was being mean to everyone, but Vasa-neechan turned up and made it all right again."Come on you little demon. We've gotta go."Strength starts returning to your muscles, and you let her heave you back onto your feet. The sounds of a heavy firefight from just the other side of the door pull your attention."Wha's... going onn?" Your words are sluggish, your mouth not wanting to form properly.Vasa answers quickly. "Some bad men are trying to kill us again. We need another way out."Kris, curled up on one of the chairs, calls out quietly. "There's a back way out. Down below. Out the sewer tunnels."[ ]Hold here, let them come.[ ]Fight your way out the front.[ ]Try the back tunnels.
>>34673015>[X]Try the back tunnels.Don't forget to mine the shit out of this place. Boom, baby, boom
>>34672827>You close the last pace, slipping under her extended arm and pulling her into your arms. You press your lips to hers.>The strength in her body fades, her arm dropping to her side as she lets you kiss her.>You break the contact, lean your forhead against hers. She's so cute when she's crying.>>"I love you."I think I just squee'd a little...>>34673015>[ ]Try the back tunnels.Hug Kris-neechan, we thought she was dying and had weird dreams but she's okay now yay!
>>34673015>[ ]Try the back tunnels.If we've got an out we should use it.
I propose Loli to never trust Vasa again.>>34673015>[ ]Try the back tunnels.
>>34673015Check. On. Dave.He's been lurking in schrödinger's coffin down there way too long, and we're finally controlling a character who knows that he isn't confirmed dead.
Where're the others?
>>34673069>Check. On. Dave.>>34673068>I propose Loli to never trust Vasa again.>>34673015These.
>>34673068>I propose Loli to never trust Vasa again.>Vasau wot m8?
>>34673015>[ ]Try the back tunnelsOne chance, Kris. This is your one last chance to show you can be trusted.
>>34673068>I propose Loli to never trust Vasa again.Kriss, you dipshit.I believe your point stands, though.
>>34673015>[ ]Fight your way out the front.Fuck Kris.>NERV face when Kris somehow ends up at NGE-verse
>>34673068That's not how it works. Kris is our sister, she always looks out for us and helps us. If she made a mistake, then obviously we help her fix it instead of blaming her.
>>34673069>Check. On. Dave.Fucking this.Also, as I believe has previously been stated; fuck Kris.>[ ]Hold here, let them come.
>>34673015> check on Dave > try the back way
>>34673015>Out the sewer tunnelsOh boy. Time to go full circle?
>>34673015There's still shitloads of explosives set up here, isn't there? If we snag dave's remote, we could set them off after leaving.
>>34673015>[X]Try the back tunnels."Okay. We'll take the sewers then," you tell them. Vasa nods, then runs to the door."Guys, let's go." She pulls the door open a little further in order to fire her rifle through the gap while Ice pulls an injured Viktor through. Viktor doesn't stop firing his machine gun the entire time."We can't fight them all," Kris says quietly as Vasa slams the door shut and quickly sets about booby-trapping it. "They're just the vanguard. I had an entire regiment standing by for the order. The tanks will be storming through already. They'll be half-way here by now. They want this place no matter what. And they definitely want to see us all dead now.""Well that's just great," Ice grumbles. "So we run. We hide. There's gotta be a way, right?"Kris shakes her head. "I don't know."You silence the negativity with a few words. "Come on! Let's get out of here already!"You turn to leave when Kris stops you. "Loli... Dave's charges are still primed. This place, it's our- it's their objective. Dave wanted to stop us, stop anyone, getting their hands on this stuff. Stop the Zone from spreading outside the borders." She hands you the detonator. "There's enough cord here to get to a safe distance. If you want."You lead the others down the catwalk to the next level as Kris indicates, finding your knife in a drying pool of blood as you do. You retrieve it, quickly cleaning it. Dave is nowhere to be seen, but there's a trail of blood leading in the direction you're headed. It stops after a little while, but you guess Dave is, as always, a few steps ahead of you.A loud bang sounds from the lab above, Vasa snickering to herself.Kris nudges you. "If you want to blow it, now's the time."[ ]Don't let them get it. Blow it all up.[ ]This is... your home, your birthplace. Don't destroy it all.
>>34673402>[ ]Don't let them get it. Blow it all up.Our home is with our friends but we should take a souvenir, something small and easy to carry, but lets us remember this place with us. Hopefully this will take more than a few baddies with it and slow them down.
>>34673402>[ ]Don't let them get it. Blow it all up.
>>34673402what really bothers me is that a) we haven't seen shota in a while and b) we don't know all that kris said to loli... crap. if we lose either way, no blowing it up, for shota
>>34673402Can we maybe move the splosives around to block access to it and take out the guys trying to kill us?
>>34673402Does Kris know what this place is? If we blow it up, can she answer what the Hell we are and what it was for?If not, is there time to download any files on us onto a thumb drive?
>>34673402>[ ]Don't let them get it. Blow it all up.Shota will probably hate us for it. But it might save our lives, better do it.>>34673495>>34673522They're already entering the room. I think that's a little too late.
>>34673522>>34673495>>Time>You have about 6 seconds before 20 Spetsnaz are on your ass.
>>34673549ah, then I'll stick with my current vote of blow it the fuck up
>>34673548>Shota will probably hate us for it. But it might save our lives, better do it.We can always recover things from it, or build another, but I don't think Shota would like the baddies exploiting it, draggings bits and pieces of it away to experiment on and torture other brothers and sisters
>>34673549Well, crap. I guess this is our best bet. >>34673439They might kill us, so let's take a souvenir and give them a big Fuck You before we make our escape.
>>34673522>can she answer what the Hell we are>YOU ARE LOLIHow many times do you need to be told?>>34673584That's looking at it reasonably. He hasn't really been the most reasonable character even if he was right.
>>34673584...Is there a way to release our brothers and sisters?
>>34673606IIRC there aren't any here, and Shota said they were all killed
>>34673606Ghosts. In. The. Cave.
>>34673402>[X]Don't let them get it. Blow it all up.Your thoughts on the boy and how he'll never forgive you for this, you press the button. The electrical spark takes its fraction of a second to pass down the line to the charges, then the entire room behind you is filled with explosions. Every single level, both above and below, are engulfed in fire. The entire laboratory is torn to pieces.The men already inside didn't stand a chance. Not even time to scream. You drop the detonator and continue along the narrow corridor to a wall grate onto a pipe that leads lower. Kris hurries you all through it into the sewer tunnels.It's a short way along here before you find yourself exiting out into the dried river running alongside the city. With a quick look around to ensure the place is clear, the five of you exit the sewer pipe and clamber up to the bank.Right in time for an armored vehicle to come swerving around the corner of the building. The ramp drops and ten men in full military gear swarm out, drop into position and steady their rifles on you all.The sound of another vehicle from your left, and a helicopter bursts into view overhead, swinging around and dropping ropes onto the far river bank.There's nowhere to run.And there's no way you'll be able to fight through them in time.This... is the end?
>>34673714>This... is the end?Fuck thatBELIEVE
>>34673714Is Kaleun a dick? Find out in just a few minutes.
>>34673714IT'S NEVER THE END.
>>34673714>Not being able to hear a helicopter as we're coming out of the tunnelsSasuga
>>34673714>This... is the end?Giltiné can't be contained.
>>34673714A howl. Close. It pierces the air, pierces your mind. The howl of howls. A noise that loud, you're sure it would be heard from across the entire Zone.And somehow, you understand exactly what that howl is saying.She is in trouble.Kill them all.Faltering at the suddenness of the mutant's bellow, the men who were about to kill you go into a panic, turning to spot the source. Doggy stands on the roof of the building behind them, staring hungrily down at them.They steady on him instead, ready to gun him down.Before a huge mass of fur and muscle explodes through the wall of buildings on their flank, smashing into the side of their vehicle and flipping it over in a scream of metal and a shower of rubble.[ ]Join in the fray! KILL THEM ALL![ ]Take this moment. Take everyone and run.
>>34673819DOGGY! AND THE OTHER ONE WHOSE NAME I FORGOT HOORAY!>[ ]Take this moment. Take everyone and run.
>>34673819>[ ]Join in the fray! KILL THEM ALL!
>>34673819This. This is the moment in which we decide we are a girl of a piece of the Zone. Choose.
>>34673819>[ ]Take this moment. Take everyone and run.More will come. Escape, and hope Doggy and Fluffy does the same.
>>34673819>KILL THEM ALLTHERE'S ONLY TEN ON THIS SIDE OF THE RIVER. WE CAN RIP THEM APART, THEN MOW THE OTHERS DOWN.
>>34673819>[ ]Take this moment. Take everyone and run.Give a silent prayer and thanks for our animal friends, and release them from service to us, they have earned their freedom and peaceful prosperous lives after this
>>34673819>[X]Join in the fray! KILL THEM ALL!RIPTEARSHREDKILLFUCKYES!
>>34673819KILL THEM AAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL
>>34673819>[ ]Take this moment. Take everyone and run.Lay down a bunch of fire as we leave, help out our animal friends as we make our escape
>>34673875Ten came out of one APC. The helicopter has more (and god forbid it could have some dangerous guns on it as well) and then there's a second APC. And then there's the ones you haven't seen yet. So let's make it at least 25 for now, with more incoming before we'll have torn through them all.
>>34673819This is the part where that pesudogiant comes out of nowhere and throws the APC into the helicopter, right?
>>34673819>[ ]Take this moment. Take everyone and run.
>>34673933Fucking this, we can't stay and fight, we'll get slaughtered eventually.>>34673930>Lay down a bunch of fire as we leaveAnd a bunch of grenades if we have any left, sow as much confusion as possible to help give Doggy and co an advantage, and to better our escape
>>34673945>Anon pls.>You never tamed the pseudogiant.
>>34673945Yes, if we hadn't failed to tame it. Which we did, almost lost our arm because of it.
>>34673945nah anon, unfortunately we didn't roll high enough to BEFRIEND that thing
>>34673967And I am forever sad we didn't get to make friends with it and name it something stupid
Please guys, remember they have an entire regiment available. That's more guys than the bullets carried by your entire team. Just please, make Vasa proud this once and skip the fight. Otherwise, you won't have a Vasa to make proud anymore.
>>34673967>>34673973>>34673975>implying he wasn't just tsun>implying he won't come back for the dere
>>34673990This Anon's right. We need to keep our team alive; I wanna see if Vasa-nee will ruffle our hair when we tell her about how the knife throwing she taught us saved us.
>>34673819>[ ]Take this moment. Take everyone and run.Sorry Doggy and Fluffy, I'd love to stay but we kind of need to get out of here alive.>>34673990Yep, time to learn when to enact flight as opposed to fight reflexes
>>34673819>[ ]Take this moment. Take everyone and run
>>34673819>[X]Take this moment. Take everyone and run.You grab Vasa's hand as you spin on the spot and run for the one direction not currently full of bad guys, back into the city. A noise causes you to look back over your shoulder as you run, in time to see the helicopter swarmed by a mass of black crows converging from all directions. Three men plummet to their deaths from the ropes as they try to descend. Then you're around the corner and can't see it any more.You rush along the back street to the next corner, flinching back when the end of the street is filled with the silhouette of a man aiming his gun right at you. He doesn't get a chance to fire though before he's knocked to the ground and torn to pieces, his screams missing with the growls and barks of the pack of dogs tearing into him.Rushing past the dogs and onto the main road, you see a small off-road jeep on your left being swarmed by very angry rodents. On your right, another boar is leading a pack of fleshes to wreak havoc through a bunch of parked trucks. You can see some of the poor animals are already bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds and two are corpses on the ground. But the men are certainly faring no better."Well this is something I never thought I'd live to see," Ice comments in ragged breaths, Viktor still draped over his shoulders.The screams and gunshots coming from every single direction are throwing off your ability to pick a good direction to flee. You pause for a moment, circling in the open trying to work out which way to go.And before you can decide, you hear a familiar rumbling sound. From the left, the shape of an Eliza-like tank appears around the corner. After a moment of acquiring a target, its main gun fires and annihilates the overrun jeep, along with almost all the poor little rodents. The survivors quickly scatter into the buildings on either side of the street. Then its gun adjusts to aim at you.[1/2]
>>34674217I knew there was a reason we bought Vasa those RPGsIf only we had Eliza's circuit board to shove into this tank
>>34674264That's what you have annoying Daves who refuse to die for.
>>34674217Its machine gun kicks into life, a line of concrete explosions leading right up to. Reflexively, you push Kris out the way. The bullets find their mark, smashing into you and throwing you to the ground. The pain seers through your entire frame, you can feel blood spurting and draining from cuts and holes across your body.You can hear your friends screaming your name, but they sound distant.It hurts.You vaguely feel your body hit the floor.It hurts.An unearthly roar, and the crashing and screeching of tortured metal. Like a huge tin can being ripped open.It hurts.The sky above you is blue, unclouded. It's been a while since you've seen clear skies in the Zone.It. HURTS."Don't you DARE," Vasa shouts into your face."Come on. We're getting out of here. No you don't get a choice in the matter."Sharp pains run through you. You can feel her hands below you. The cold floor disappears. Ah. She's carrying you.She starts to run.It hurts.Every step sends a jarring shock through your body.Vasa stops running. You're in an alleyway. She sets you down gently. "Kris! Help me with this."She starts opening a door to an old building. It looks like a school. She gets it open, helps Ice and Viktor through, then moves to grab you again.Another explosion rips at the world. It throws Vasa backwards. Your head lolls to the side, just enough to pick out a group of men rushing down the alley towards you. One of them steadies his rocket launcher again and fires. The rocket his the building, tearing through the concrete supports and collapsing the door in front of Vasa. You're alone with the men in this alley.[2/3]
>>34674503Damnit my heart can't take these cliffhangersBELIEVE LOLI, GET BACK UP AND FRIENDSHIP THE SHIT OUT OF THESE MEANIES
>>34674503B--b-but they won't kill the loli, right? They want her alive. That'll be our chance!
>>34674617Nope. Kaelun's going to puss out at the end, give the quest the shittiest ending possible as a reward for sticking with this the whole time, and then call himself a 'master troll.'
>>34674503>DAMNIT>I forgot the image I've been wanting to use since forever!
>>34674645BELIEVE anon, BELIEVE
>>34674617>>34674548WE'RE NOT GIVING UP, ANONSBELIEVE IN YOURSELVESWE CAN DO ITWE'RE GONNA MAKE IT
>>34674503"Captain, we've secured the Objective. Targets are fleeing West. Roger that, holding position.""Extraction's coming. Spread out, I don't want any-"The man's thoughts are cut short by a rapid stream of bullets that drops all five men dead as can be around you.In the fading darkness, you see a bloodied figure walking off-kilter towards you. It stops above you, a familiar and much-missed accent fills your ears."Steady, childe. You are, safe now. Though you must, listen to me. Ie hafe a way, out. For all of us. Iff, yhou choose to join us. Take my hkand. Leave the Zone behkind. Or stay, and die where you belong."[ ]Choose Death. The Zone is your home.[ ]Choose Life. Take his hand.
>>34674651The gods are speaking to you, Kaleun They're telling you to be less of a faggot.
>>34674672>[ ]Choose Life. Take his hand.
>>34674672Chose FUCK YOU DAVE, YOU DIE WITH ME.
oh shit. FINAL DESTINATION THIS KALEUN!
>>34674672>[ ]Choose Life. Take his hand.Our home is with our friends, happy and safe, death can go fuck himself with the 4e rulebook
>>34674672>Choose life. Take his hand.If only because it means our friends stay safe, we have to trust Dave.We have to trust him as a friend himself.
>>34674672>[X]Choose Life. Take his hand.We've got shit to do and answers to find. We can die later.
>>34674672>[ ]Choose Life. Take his hand.The Zone isn't our home. It's adventure, and adventure is the exact opposite of home.
>>34674672See, what worries me here is that he was trying to kill us not very long ago. I'm not sure what he has in mind will actually be good. On the other hand, it's the best we have.
>>34674780Anon, if there's one thing I've learned, it's that Loli can befriend anybody.Anybody.
>>34674780he was also trying to blow up what we just blew up, and he's speaking with his accent again, which he wasn't after he snapped when he lost his pills and went all Crazy Dave
>>34674651I liked the Vasa with the :3 mask better than grey Vasa. I'd let Vasa carry us any day, though.
>>34674817Bitch please, Loli has better taste in knives than some shitty potmetal made in China ripoff Strider design.I like to think that her survival knife is a Chris Reeve Hollow Handle knife, something like a Mountaineer or a Shadow III
>>34674919Giltiné cares not from whence the knife flows.
>>34674936But anon, if its a shitty no-name brand knockoff with crap steel, then how will she know if it is well balanced, or will hold an edge properly or not snap when she tries to cut some salami with it?
>>34674919A hollow handle compromises structural stability for only a small amount of supply space.She'd be more likely to use a Fairbairn Sykes knife in combat, or maybe a smaller version of this or something similar.
>>34674987>A hollow handle compromises structural stability for only a small amount of supply space.only if its made poorly, a CRK HH design is more than strong enoughbut yes, a Randall model 1 would be good, or a Scuba/Demo SOG
>>34674971Easy. Either she just uses more knife, or she asks her big sis if it's good. She's a smart sister.
>>34674971We're in the zone, everything is a shitty knock off design.
>>34675020Hopefully not for long, then Loli can start up a real knife collection and appreciate quality.Holy fuck Gabe Newell has a massive custom knife collection, the dude has taste.
>>34674672>[X]Choose Life. Take his hand.With the last of your strength, you reach up and grip the offered hand. A small stone is clasped in his palm. He pushes it into yours, carefully closing your fingers around it.Immediately, you can feel your body change, your wounds closing and stitching themselves back together. You feel the pain recede as strength returns and the darkness retreats from your vision.Dave's stupid grin shines down at you. "Ghood, good. Now come." He pulls your onto your feet. You notice that despite the blood on his clothing, there's no mark from where your knife hit him. He pulls out a little device from his jacket. "Hnnn~ Satellites in place... There." He grins at you, showing you his screen. On it, you can see a birds' eye of yourself and Dave talking in the alley. The next street over has a tank pointing away from you, and on the far side of the building from you, your friends are exiting the building and trying to circle around to your position again."Let us, retrieve the others.""You said we had a way out. Together."His grin stretches to display every single one of his teeth. "The call hkas already, been made."[1/?]
>>34674672try to stab Dave and take Eliza, take the third option >>34674726safe? if we go his way everyone else is fucked
>>34675050Thanks for the healing artefact. Now you can die for real.
>>34675081anon, thats not FRIENDSHIPwe have to FRIENDSHIP the shit out of him until he stops doing Crazy Dave stuff
>>34675050I still don't like this. Why can't Dave be less creepy?
>>34675118We also have to institute the Crazy Dave policy once we're in a safe zone.Guys we are going to have so much chocolate.
>>34675050>You notice that despite the blood on his clothing, there's no mark from where your knife hit himOh. Is this a shota trick?
>>34675118Sorry Anon, but Dave is too far gone. We have to put him out of his misery.
>>34675134Because then he'd be Regular Dave, it will be slow going anon, but we'll BEFRIEND the crazy out of him.>>34675166Crazy Dave Policy must be enforced
>>34675050You rush around to meet the others. Kris reacts badly to Dave's sudden presence, cowering behind Vasa, who quickly prepares to take him down. But he apparently doesn't even notice her and you manage to calm Vasa.He tells you all that there's a space a little distance away that you can be retrieved from. Using Dave's screen, the trip is easy as heck and you don't run into any more of the battling soldiers or mutants.Securing the courtyard only take a few quick shots from Dave and Vasa to clear the 4 men holding it against your assault. Though they have a chance to call in your position before they blink out of existence.You hunker down in the clearing, watching all the approaches. Dave helpfully tells you "They'll be here any minute now.">I want some 1d100's from everyone! As many as you can muster!
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>34675210one each?
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>34675210 please tell me doggy is with us
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>34675210>before they blink out of existence.Uuhhh...?Well here goes dice.
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>34675210Oh, we haven't rolled those in forever. I wonder if I can still do this.
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>34675210I BELIEVE.I BELIEVE IN LOLI.I BELIEVE IN US.THIS IS IT GUYS; GOOD LUCK.I LOVE YOU.
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>34675210Are we rolling high or low?
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>34675210>ckeei breeki intensifies
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>34675210
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>34675210Oh jeeze.
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>34675210
>>34675210>>34675253We are rolling EVERYTHING.
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>34675252I LOVE YOU TOO ANON
>>34675234Wow, so many rolls and this is the only good one.
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>34675210Come on Loli.
>>34675253The real question is who are we rolling for.
>Alrighty! Taking rolls and writing!>>34675254>GOD... damnit.
>>34675285Give it to us straight, Kaleun, how fucked are we?
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>34675285>>GOD... damnit.I don't know if your reacting to the image or the roll, but I'm scared either way
>>34675285I'm sorry, I'm so sorry. Should I just kill myself now.I can do that. Please.
Rolled 62 (1d100)
>>34675285I AM SCARED AND I DONT HAVE AN IMAGE TO SHOW FOR IT
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>34675285>>GOD... damnit.
>>34675304It's going to be okay, anon. Don't be afraid.
>>34675304I GOT YOU COVERED, ANON.
Loli is kill.
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>34675347BELIEVE ANONBELIEVE>>34675220>Rolled 42 (1d100)THE ANSWER TO LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING
>>34675365I believe.I believe that loli is kill.Shouldn't have gone into endgame with nothing but pistols.Such is life in the zone.
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>34675398We went in with pistols, knives, Empi and our FRIENDSBELIEVE ANONBELIEVE
>>34675398Anon you forgot about our Empy AND most reliable weapon: delicious, stabby knives/friendship.
>>34675398And two bars of chocolate. Of which I believe we still have one?
>>34675409>>34675431We had no rifle, few grenades, no artifacts, no psi protection. We were doomed from the start.
Just woke up and...damn, this thread is awkward as hell. This entire wrap-up seems so forced.
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>34675479we had gas masks and a bunch of anti-rad meds, and we're in a fucking exosuit
Rolled 97 (1d100)Here we go, one last time
>>34675510Too late, anon. Just... far too late. A valiant effort, but still too late.
>>34675482>This entire wrap-up seems so forced.Probably because it is.
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>34675523BELIEVE>>34675510WELL ROLLED ANON
>>34675482>This entire wrap-up seems so forced.It's almost like we missed the good end.>>34675506Exosuit has the worst anomaly protection of all the high-tier armors. It's a shit choice for a primary suit. It's something you wear for the first wave of bodies then ditch once you hit the real shit.
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>34675526To me, it seems like a logical progression, things slowly hitting the far at higher speeds and osculation rates culminating in our trip into the city and all this crazyness.I'm glad that this is actually getting a end instead of petering out and fading away.Good end pls
>>34675536IIRC, last thread Kaleun said we had three Good Ends and a Neutral End. We made it past choosing to die, so as long as we passed that roll earlier I think we're clear.Unless he lied.
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>34675549>hitting the farthe FAN*
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>34675554
>>34675554He also said we had two remaining Dead Ends.
>>34675482He had to bribe us into even going anywhere near this place. It's been forced for a long time. At least he had the decency not to skip straight into the lab so he could finish the job.
>>34675554>so as long as we passed that roll earlierAnon,There is no way in hell we passed that roll.
>>34675210[D100 Survive! check]>Loli (42 + 10) = 52>Vasa (90 + 7) = 97>Kris (53 + 33) = 86>Ice (2 + 3) = 5>Viktor (23 + 76) = 99>Dave (74 + 19) = 93The attack comes from every direction. There are so many bullet flying that you don't even know which direction to look.Kris is pinned behind a column, firing blind at her attackers. Vasa is trying to cover her, but she's abandoned her rifle and is letting loose with her pistol. Viktor's resting with his back to a wall and firing a constant stream of death from his machine gun. You hack your way through the sixth man to try forcing this door.There's no end to them! You hear a shout from behind, a cry of despair from Kris and a roar of rage from Viktor.You turn to see Ice falling, his chest riddled with holes.You cry out. You take a step towards him when the breach you're covering explodes into you, another soldier rushing in with a shotgun. The blast knocks you off your feet, and once more you're staring at the sky. With the open space of the courtyard, there's no buildings to get in the way of the view. At least you'll die with a view this pretty.Though you'd prefer if that whine would go away. Who's making that? Really now. It's so loud. Like a jet engine or something. Why can't it just go away? No, stop getting closer.Something big and black fills your vision. Blotting out the blue.The whine is deafening now. The giant shape sets itself down right in the middle of the courtyard. You blink a few times to focus on it. It's... an aircraft? You've never seen anything like it.A ramp on the back drops, like on those big helicopters. Four men in big metal suits rush down the ramp. They spread out, firing great massive guns in all directions. The soldiers fall back from you.One of the men kneels down next to you, carefully sitting you up."Your carriage awaits, my Lady."[1/2]
>>34675647>>Ice (2 + 3) = 5:(
>>34675647>I murdered Ice
>>34675647Poor poor Ice, he shall be missed, we should bring him along and bury him somewhere nice.We should name our pistols and knives Ice and Sergei>>34675679You have much to atone for anon
>>34675679W-Why Anon? why?
>>34675647>best boy diesSo... X-Com?
>>34675647The man drags you up the ramp, sitting you down on the seats lining either side of the interior. Kris is rushed up the ramp by Vasa, who both take seats beside you. Another armored man drops Viktor gently across from you. With the gun finally out of ammo, he drops the steaming hunk of metal onto the deck and collapses into the seat. Dave is the last man onto the ramp, hitting the button to close the door as someone tells the pilots to lift off.The metal machine begins to rock and sway under you, the engines keening with more power, pushing you up into the air. Suddenly, Doggy appears from between the buildings across the street, sprinting right for you. One of the men brings his gun up, ready to fire but Dave steps in and pushes the man's barrel down again.With the aircraft lifting into the air, Doggy leaps and scrabbles his way onto the ship. Disregarding everyone else, he jumps into your lap, settling his body across the three seats to your side not already taken by Vasa, Kris or your mysterious saviours.The ramp slams shut, sealing you from the sights of battle below as you're ferried away from the Zone.Dave crosses the compartment to squat before you, coming down to your eye level."Whell. Ie know yhou are eager to rest. Hkowever, Ie believe yhou agreed, to join us~."[Loli S.T.A.L.K.E.R. True End]
>>34675754It's been a fun ride, guys.I love you all.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDCNlqMgnvo
>>34675754Aww, they left Ice behind :(Hell of a wild ride HK, many thanks for it, it was very enjoyable despite being a little bumpy at points.
>>34675754What did we just join?
>>34675809I love you to anon.>>34675754>[Loli S.T.A.L.K.E.R. True End]FUCK YEAHBELIEVE IN FRIENDSHIPPoor Ice though.Thanks for the thread and the quest Kaleun, any quest plans after this?
>>34675835 BangBros. it was Beard's plan from the start
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>34675754But what did we join?Thanks for running, HK.It was a great ride.
>>34675754>true end>learned nothing about shota>learned nothing about what the fuck we actually are>know nothing about where we are, who dave actually is, where we're going or what is happening>true endNo, no, no. This was basically the Control end from SoC. Something weird happens, no idea what, then came over. If this were the true end, we'd have had the equivalent of the dickbag hologram guy give us a general idea of what the fuck is the deal.
So, what, no epilogue? No finding out about what happens to the gang during the near future?I'm secretly not so secretly hoping this means Herr Kaleun is thinking of maybe doing a sequel. But since I don't know much about the games, I don't even know if that's possible. Have we gone through all the S.T.A.L.K.E.R storyline?
>>34675954>learned nothing about shota>learned nothing about what the fuck we actually areProbably something to do with creating supersoldiers and/or psychics, given our ridiculous durability for a twelve year old, shota's mindreading shit, and that one dream hinting at supernatural shit.
>>34675954You say that like Loli cares about those things anon, she doesn't, she's alive, her friends are alive minus poor Ice, and she's getting out of here and gets to stay with her friends and Doggy.The only thing that could make this better is if Ice were alive and we had loads of chocolate.
>>34676016I believe we started out being slightly behind the protag of SoC, then after the monolith timeskip we were walking a few steps behind the protag of CoP. But it never mattered because we had nothing to do with either.
>>34676016>Have we gone through all the S.T.A.L.K.E.R storyline?Nigga we barely even TOUCHED the game's storyline. Remember way the hell back when we overheard the Barkeep asking some guy about documents from X18? Remember how the tunnels by the swamp were cleared out ahead of us? That was Strelok. That was the game's PC going through the game's plot. We had nothing to do with it.Now, that said, the game basically has no epilog either. You shoot some tubes, Strelok stretches out in a field and wonders if he's actually fucked up or not, shrugs, and basically says "well, I ain't dead, that works."
>>34675954I think Kaleun promised to answer meta questions.However, I think we can also infer this much and I also wanna do one last shot at guessing what happened.>What are Loli/ShotaMost likely, we are artificial lifeforms and even biological weapons created using stuff from the Zone>Who did we joinWhatever Dave was a part of. I think their main goal is to contain and possibly destroy the Zone. They're likely the setting's equivalent of SCP or Delta Green.
>>34675954kris did give us a rundown while we were barely conscious, it's just that we didn't hear it as we weren't playing her
I am sure as fuck that Kaleun promised us a note dump. So where the hell is it? Where is the list of all that could be, Kaleun? Where is it?!
KRIS LIEDICE DIED
>>34676112Jesus christ anon calm down.
On a somewhat related note, we ended just fifteen days away from our one year anniversary.I kinda doubt we'll get a thread just for that, so Happy Birthday, Loli. I'm glad most of us lived.
>>34676236That would be cool, a birthday epilogue thread, but indeed, happy birthday Loli.I wonder what HK got for her, he said he has a present for her on his ask.fm
>>34676016>I'm secretly not so secretly hoping this means Herr Kaleun is thinking of maybe doing a sequelFriendly reminder:https://archive.moe/tg/thread/32034496/#32054457>Will you ever do anything else with Loli as a character after you are done with this.Err, well, sort of. You see,>Would be fun to see her outside of the zoneYes. Planned.>a side character in another story?Not quite.Fuck knows what that actually means and it's old as fuck, but there it is.
Ice died? Well... kinda funny that our first non-Doggy friend(I guess?) survived tthe whole story up until the very end. And then he just dies.
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>34676268Loli in SPACE.You don't remember him talking about it?
>>34676314That's not counting the entire team that we was part of. I think he barely spoke with us at all until Socks told him to take us with him.Which was followed by him leaving us behind.
Thanks for running Kaleun!
>>34676328Uhh, there's the space thingy that he wants to run with some other QM (probably the slow guy he seems to be fond of) but I don't think that's related.
>>34676397Maybe, maybe not. None can truly claim to know what Kaleun plans. Perhaps not even himself.
>>34675754>[Loli S.T.A.L.K.E.R. True End]HK you glorious bastard, congrats and thank you for the fun.So whats next for you?
>>34676397Hexer? I find it hard to imagine there's slower QMs than him.
>>34676432Well, given that Dave is a member of "Delt-", it seems like his version of the STALKER setting is somehow tied to the Cthulhu mythos. Which just makes that lab even creepier.Or shota was reading false information out of a crazy pill-less Dave.
>>34676535HK isn't really slow when he's actually paying attention to the quest. He's not the fastest around, but given that he usually takes time to try to include as much of the input as he can, he does well enough.
What a mess. This entire scenario could have ended so cleanly, but everyone just had to try to get in on the action themselves. Well, I can grumble as much as I like but at the end of the day, saving the world is on my head. They have their own goals. And not all of them are our benefit.I look up from my monitor to see the strike team's Captain enter my office. "Well, let's hear the report.""Sir. Medical checks have come in. The ex-tanker is healing well. He's been offered a position on our team but has requested some time to consider the offer. Both girls are in good health, though the civilian has been found to be pregnant. She has opted to keep it. The defector has asked to remain with the Project alongside the mutant.""Yes. The mutant. Have you contacted the good Doctor?""Yes Sir. He has been informed of her recovery, and of her decision to join the Project. He has given his blessing to her decision and has offered his own services as well.""Interesting. I would have thought he would not wish to abandon that pretty wife of his.""Ah... He had the displeasure informed me that she was a GRU sleeper, Sir. He has... dealt with the issue.""Hmm. A shame." I lean back in my leather chair, letting the frame take my weight. "Still, his assistance would be most appreciated.""Sir... if I may ask," the Captain hesitates.
I know where he's going with this. "About the mutant, yes?" He nods. "Indeed. Making an enemy of the GRU like this is definitely going to bite us in the ass, but it's not like they left me a choice. I fear we're going to need that girl's psionic powers. And very soon at that. Not to mention the Operative's assistance in bringing us information has more than warranted our intervention here.""Ah, speaking of the Operative, Sir." The young Captain's face lights up. I lean forward to listen closer. I love hearing good news. "One of his sleeper agents contacted us a short while ago. A strange boy approached him, asking after the mutant and requesting to be brought to her. We believe it to be the second escaped experiment.""Fantastic. Dispatch a team to escort him in at once.""I've already notified them, Sir."With a smile, I dismiss him with a wave. He turns on his heel and exits my office.But hot damn I do love me some good news.
>>34676621>>34676645Dun Dun DUUUUN
>>34676621>"Yes. The mutant. Have you contacted the good Doctor?">>"Yes Sir. He has been informed of her recovery, and of her decision to join the Project. He has given his blessing to her decision and has offered his own services as well.">>"Interesting. I would have thought he would not wish to abandon that pretty wife of his."Farm-home papa and mama?
>>34676600I was talking about Hexer.
>>34676621>>34676645OH FUCKITS HAPPENINGWE GOT PLAYED LIKE A DAMN FIDDLE
>>34676621>>34676645I feel like the other shoe dropping.
i don't get it....
>>34676787Oh. Of course. My mistake.>>34676798Explain?
>>34676798Please, do explain.
>>34676773>"Ah... He had the displeasure informed me that she was a GRU sleeper, Sir. He has... dealt with the issue."Mama dead. Papa killed her.Probably
>>34676621Wait wait wait, Vasa is going to have Viktors baby?
>>34677004Sounds like it? She'd be the the civilian, surely.I thought they didn't actually complete the deed, though.
>>34677004I'm not sure if Viktor is BASED for cumming inside on her first, or sad Vasa's keeping the child from what boils down to a forced fling.
>>34677125>I thought they didn't actually complete the deed, though.There were two further smut scenes that got edited out of existence due to public reception of previous scenes.Read: Everyone hates my smut. One of them involves some leg-locking.
>>34677174I'd like to witness this with my own eyes. I can't feel properly depressed without knowing how it went down. What's the other smut scene?
>>34677174 i found the smut by itself nice, but the circumstances around that, not so much...
>>34677174So... any more epilogues on the way?
>>34677174If only you did smut that wasn't mixed with maximum level of despair and sadness.
>>34677209>What's the other smut scene?Kris experiments with the idea of girls loving girls.>>34677217I'm debating whether or not to run an epilogue/deleted scenes thread/general quest infodump tomorrow or some time next week.
>>34677146Vasa seemed like a family girl. She may have been /k/ as fuck, but she just wanted to settle down. So even if she doesn't care much for the dicks, yeah she'd probably go for having a kid.>>34677174So... X-Com? Pre-invasion X-Com? Or did you just choose an image with X-com shopped unto it for no particular reason?I thought Vasa got cockblocked by the Monolith attack.
>>34677174Why didn't you ret-con the consequences too?
>>34677237yeah, i wish we could have some nice happy scene lik->Kris experiments with the idea of girls loving girls.do it.
>>34677237>>34677252I enjoy fapping with my bitter tears as lube. Kaleun please post them again.And write more smut.
>>34677252I for one want to read through all that could be. Especially what would have happened if we tamed that Pseudogiant. So many fun-times what alas cannot be!
>>34677252I don't believe you.How could you possible have looked at every issue anons have had with your quest, from the nitpicking subjective whining to the legitimate criticism, and reach the conclusion that Vasa/Kris smut would get poorly received and deserved scrapping, while Victor knocking up Vasa was fine? No fucking way.And no, I'm not daring you to post it or anything either either.
>>34677527>And no, I'm not daring you to post it or anything either either.oh anon you're so tsun
>>34677252YesDo the thingDo all the good thingsAnd most of the bad things
>>34676621>>34676645So, summing the implications and speculations out of this.Implied:>Everyone is okay>Vik (the ex-tanker) might be joining the strike team>Vasa (the civilian) is pregnant, no mention of what this "project" intends to do with her>Kris (the defector) wants to stay with Loli (doing what?)>Loli (the mutant) will join the project (doing what?)>shota is on his way, his intentions and what the project intends to do with him is unknown>no mention of doggySpeculated:>the good doctor and his wife could be papa and mama>he may have dealt with this project previously but it's not outright stated>this whole thing may be Delta Green, based on what shota was about to say when Dave shot him>or it could be X-Com related based on the image of the aircraft that provided extraction>or it's not any of those things and I have no fucking clueDid I miss anything?
>>34677823Yes on all cases.
>>34677823Wife/Mama waas apparantly a sleeper agent from a rival and has been "dealt with" by Doctor/Papa. Most likely means killed.
>>34677823You missed Dave
>>34677823Doggy's status is as nebulous as his existance in this quest.
>>34677913>Dave's (the operative) future wasn't specifically mentioned but he'll probably keep doing whatever the fuck he specifically does. Being Dave I guess.Better?
>>34677898GRU is Russian intelligence. The same guys who'll be iffy because of these guys swooping in and stealing their toys. Should not be mistaken for an implication that this organization is specifically American (but it might be) or anti-Russian in any way besides not wanting Russia to have this particular toy.
>>34677252On one hand, the smut will be filled with despair. And yet Kris experimentation is a pro on its own.I would say post it up.
>>34677889But Kaleun, these points>this whole thing may be Delta Green, based on what shota was about to say when Dave shot him>or it could be X-Com related based on the image of the aircraft that provided extraction>or it's not any of those things and I have no fucking clueare kind of contradictory. Why do you have to be such a tease?>>34677942Don't hate the Quantum Doggy.
>>34678329Kaleun can't help but tease us.
>>34675277>picI'm laughing so hard I can't breathe
>>34677252oh yeah, i'd be pretty interested in that thing tomorrow
>>34676621>>34676645>Loli got kidnapped by XCOM>And is a PsionicWHATTHEBLUEBERRYMUFFINFUCKSDoes this mean the Alien War has been going on all this time? Does XCOM at least have beam weaponry and carapace armor? WILL LOLI HAVE THE CHANCE TO STAB A MUTON BERSERKER IN THE FACE?!
>>34681883No LoliYou ARE the Xeno-scum
>>34676621>though the civilian has been found to be pregnant.Man, that kid is going to be raised by Vasa, Kris and Viktor, and have Loli as a big sister....I feel sorry for anyone who tries to bully that kid.
>>34684017yeah, this kid is going to rulethe question is, is it a boy or a girl?
>>34681883Could be before the war I think. The project could have existed before shit hit the fan, it just wouldn't have the same funding.
>>34683844Am not! And stop calling me mutant too, those are mean words! Buttface!
>>34684141It's a tomboy.>>34681883The war hasn't started yet.
>>34684932>It's a tomboy.
>>34684932>>34684480>The Alien War hasn't started yet>XCOM already has a PsionicPriority, then, is finding a Sectoid Commander and interrogating the shit out of him so we can unlock Loli's Psionic potential. In the meantime, our short-term goal is RUSHING LASERS GODDAMIT
>>34685235Always had unconfirmed psionics. But it does make for an interesting little change in such a scenario. The aliens are very interested in human psionics so did they have a hand in the experiments in the zone? Would explain why Dave wrecked everything. And it would definitely make a very real image of the "fate worse than death" that Dave talked about. Aliens would have a great time if they abducted her. The important question though is, what happens when nutkick an ethereal.
>>34685521A very real possibility--but I'm thinking that it was human interest in attempting to unlock Psionics themselves that led to the creation of the C-Consciousness and, by extension, The Zone. Ethereals picked up on that brief spike in Psionic energy, and are on their way to earth as the Zone expands with every Blowout.And while nutshotting an Ethereal would be an interesting sight, I'd rather see what happens to an Ethereal caught out in the open in the middle of a Blowout. I just personally can't wait to see Loli hijack a Floater and ride him like she would Doggy.
>>34685723If we're going to be using child soldiers, then putting them in the air would definitely be an interesting concept. Assuming they can support the equipment then the lighter body would make them ideal candidates for jetpack shenanigans, having the potential to go much faster. With some development on the subject (and you know that someone down in the labs will have been dreaming to do a project like this) you might find yourself deploying child-sized psionic fighter jets darting around the field, laying suppressive fire from above and divebombing enemy commanders.
>>34685723Shota claimed that Dave caused the Zone. CC might not exist at all here.
So assuming important dates from STALKER hold true, we have:>2006The Zone as we know it is created. If Shota told the truth and Dave is somehow responsible for the Zone, then it'd be fair to assume that event replaces the noosphere mass experiment conducted by CC.>2012The events of SoC and CoP occur here. Based on various hints throughout the quest, LSQ also takes place in this year. Loli is stated to be 12, so assuming she's not misinformed of her own age and assuming regular aging, we can trace her "birth" to 2000.According to that, Loli would have been just 6 when shit hit the fan. According to what Kris read off the computers, she was saved by Papa. Shota, being estimated as "maybe slightly older than you" would probably have been no more than 7, yet he somehow escaped on his own. Lolis loss of memory may have occurred as a result of the incident, or it may have been done by Papa somehow for the purpose of concealing her. Seeing as she wasn't picked up by the military, he was probably successful in that until the beginning of LSQ. "They" probably figured out who she was shortly after the incident at the Cordon, responding first by trying to capture her and resorting to trying to exploit her via Kris after the first failed attempt. In that case, Kris wouldn't have entered the zone until some time after Loli did.We still don't know who Vasas father is or if his entering the zone is related to everything else in any way. No idea when either entered the Zone.
>>34689916>We still don't know who Vasas father is or if his entering the zone is related to everything else in any way. No idea when either entered the Zone.Well when choco shota was telling us about how he could read minds and what was going on with our friends he said she already knew her papa was dead and she was just following us along because it was safest.
>>34690371He did. But that doesn't mean he is dead, it means she believes that he's already dead. He can't really verify if the mind he's reading actually knows the truth or not, just as what he read out of Dave may not been the exact truth, just what Dave was thinking when he read his mind.
>>34689916Something that's interesting to note is that if those dates are correct, there are 6 years between the Dave incident and LSQ where the lab was left intact, neither destroyed by Dave or reclaimed by "them". Both would have known the location, so what forced them to wait? Were both parties waiting for Loli to reveal herself because they wanted the whole prize, not just the documents, or was shota actually successfully keeping them away until he lowered his guard because of Loli? Or maybe they were being held back by the Brain Scorcher and couldn't get in until Strelok went and did his thing?>>34690371>>34690702Aside from the question of whether he's dead, it's also interesting to wonder who he is or was. I don't think any of the character names from the games fit, but obviously you can't really trust a stalker to be using his proper name in the first place. So there are tons of candidates.