22:17 Low Earth Orbit Over Kazakhstan.The satellite OPS 9627 had been in orbit for almost three decades. Having been launched in '82 by the National Reconnaissance Organization , it was part of the KH-11 series of imaging satellites that were used to spy on the Soviet Union. OPS 9627 was unique however, in 1985, a certain briefcase containing its control codes had vanished from the Area 58 facility. Three days later control of the satellite was lost and its transponder deactivated, leaving it floating in space without guidance. Two years ago upon receiving an encrypted signal from within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, it to started transmitting new satellite images to an unknown party. Three months ago, it started to be given missions on a daily basis, targeting energy emissions being emitted from various locations in Europe. It was one of these emissions it was focusing on. This emission however, was different, instead of moving at supersonic speeds before coming to a halt, it remained stationary, building steadily in intensity. As the satellites primitive electronic brain processed this information, it transmitted several photographs of the energy emission back to earth, showing a collection of buildings in the Kazakh deserts. Then. The energy buildup stopped, as if a capacitor had finished charging. The satellite exploded in a cloud of sliver debris, its hydrazine fuel tank touched off by some sort of energy weapon, once which melted its aluminum frame in less than a millisecond. Down below, in the deserts, a red beam of light pierced the sky, illuminating the dark night for less than a second before fading into blackness.
>>3562820602:04 Federal Republic of Germany. "Almost four hours ago, one of our reconnaissance satellites that we have been using to track alien activities went dark. Initially we assumed it had been intercepted by an extra terrestrial craft, however, images sent from the satellite before it went off the air showed something... unusual..." Bradford paused before continuing, trying to gauge the reaction of the audience. Noticing the tired and annoyed looks on everyone's faces, he decided to cut to the chase."They showed a massive energy spike from a location within the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan." Foxtrot squad was all in attendance, even Cpl Bamford had been wheeled in from the medical bay, his leg showing pink scarring around the metal socket for his new leg. The Loli there as well, although like half the squad, she was asleep again. > Wake loli?> Leave Loli?> Other?
>>35628219> Wake loli?
>>35628219>> Wake loli?
Uh. We're still playing the schoolgirl I guess? Either way, just leave her, she's not going to use any of the info anyway.
>>35628396>>35628375Establishing a trend here. This.
>>35628375>>35628396we're not playing the whore guys, we're the japanese loli right now
>>35628520So what? Play to Japanese sterotypes.>>35628375This like fuck
>>35628219>Wake loliRemember what happened last time we tried this? She almost gutted us!
>>35628624Why do you argue against your own vote, anon?
>>35628206> Molest LoliYou reach over to caress the sleeping loli warmly, realizing with a jerk that the part of her that your caressing is her ass. Too late. She mumbles in her sleep "Vasa... not now... Kris is sleeping..." opens her eyes slowly, taking a moment to realizes what she said, and blushing furiously at you. With a rather shocked expression, Bradford continues his Briefing."The site in question, appears to be a military facility that has been leased by the Russian Government since the collapse of the Soviet Union. What is of note however, is that up until 1984, this facility was home to the Terra-3 Anti-Satellite Laser program. In light of this as well as the... recent level of... cooperation... with the Russian Government, we are dispatching a covert team to investigate the site" > PERSPECTIVE SWITCH - IVAN THE Terrible RUSSIANYour not entirely sure how to take an attempt by a 14 year old to molest another 14 year old, you make a note to keep an eye on them in the future. You feel that despite them being the same age, that the Japanese girl has no idea what she is getting into...Up front, Bamford finishes droning on, gesturing to an balding man with classes who he refers to as a Dr Shen>D20 for understanding technobabble!
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Rolled 9 (1d20)>>35628690ahahha
Leave loli, we've seen what happens when you don't.>>35628375/qtg/ pls go
>>35628658I never asked for this...>>35628690
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>>35628690Did you just kill Giltinès innocence?
>>35628737>>35628750>>35628775FUCK IT I QUIT!*TABLEFLIP*
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>35628760She was never innocent, not after Monolith ruined her for marriage
>>35628760Of course. Dent's shitting all over LSQ
>>35628789It goes in the option field as "dice+1d20"
>>35628760>14yo>innocentimagination can go pretty wild with some...
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>35628803Thanks, I forgot the 1.>>35628789ROLLING
>>35628690" As you may know, we use the alien element Elerium to power our laser based weapons, due to the vast energy requirements for these weapons. However, as you may also know, the Alien invaders are our only source for this material. This supply bottleneck has meant that we have only be able to deploy laser weapons on a very small scale basis, with only two teams able to field them. " Dr Shen explains, watching as half the room succumbs into a deeper slumberYou however, raise your hand "Vut the weapons of the paramilitaries we... elimitated.. the last time we vere in the Rodina?" He looks surprised at 1. your actually awake, 2. Understood what he said, and 3. Actually had something intelligent to add. He did not like this. Normally Soldiers simply nodded and agreed with him when he handed them dangerously unstable weapons. He made a mental note to make sure that this soldier was not allowed access to any 'prototypes' for the foreseeable future. "Errr...Yes... We however, have yet to fully understand the process they use in their weapons charge capacitors due to the severe workload imposed on our engineers. Regardless, it appears likely that if this facility is the source of the weapon that destroyed the satellite, then whoever controls it has succeeded in overcoming the power requirements problems for an anti-orbital laser weapons. This either means that they have vast reserves of the Elerium substance, or have found another solution to the power problem" he quickly finishes, glancing over to Bradford for the rest of the Briefing.>Cont
>>35628935> missed image in first post"Since our last mission involving the Russian Government, we are keen to avoid... incidents, as the facility that was destroyed turned out to be somewhat valuable to certain members of the State Duma. As a result, we're sending two of you in with false identities to ascertain the nature of the facility. And since only two members of X-Com can actually speak Russian" he glances over at you and Loli "We're sending you two in. Everyone else, your going to be standing off in the skyranger as emergency backup. Any Questions"> Rules of Engagement?> History of the Facility?> Why am I working with a murderous little girl?
>>35628969> Rules of Engagement?
>>35628969>> Rules of Engagement?
>>35628969> Rules of Engagement?> History of the Facility?Don't ask "why", just ask "how"?
>>35628969>And since only two members of X-Com can actually speak RussianWhen did Viktor die?> Rules of Engagement?> History of the Facility?
>>35629059He didnt, but he's not cleared for Field ops.
>>35629106That seems like a huge promotion. We should ask him how he earned that.
>>35628969> Rules of Engagement?> History of the Facility?> Why am I working with a murderous little girl?
>>35629120He survived The Zone with Loli, that's more than enough to qualify him for training fresh fodder and never stepping foot outside the base every again.I imagine Kris does the same, going home to Vasa each night with stories of rookies shennanigans around the base to talk about over dinner.
>>35628935>He made a mental note to make sure that this soldier was not allowed access to any 'prototypes' for the foreseeable future. Are these prototypes dangerous to the user?Are we safe from our gun exploding on us (more than usual)?
>>35629178sounds like it, he probably thought "i don't want to see this guy exploding at the firing range"
>>35628969> Rules of Engagement"Strictly non-lethal. Ideally both of you are going to be getting in and out without anyone noticing anything is wrong. If you have to kill someone, you need to dispose of the body or make it look like an accident. Unless you know, it turns out the place is filled with thin men, then just let Loli do her thing. With that, the Briefing ends and you and loli are dispatched off to the armory for your equipment. For once, your not getting your standard loadout the armorer explains, handing over a Russian Colonels uniform to you, and a warrant officer uniform to loli. Weapons wise, you each get a Makarov PMM, two grenades and a fighting knife. Loli then demands four more knives, which are quickly handed over. A little too quickly actually... Alongside the disguses and your equipment, he hands you two dossiers, one on your cover identity, in your case Senior Colonel Alexei Grigorevich Rodin of the 201st Motor Rifle Division, and one containing a short introduction to the facility. "Built in the early 1970's the facility served as part of the ICBM test range for the Soviet Union and was selected for the testing site of the 'Terra-3' ASAT laser weapon. Intelligence suggested that the weapon never worked, due to the inability of the USSR to produce a power source capable of reaching out into space. Following the facility being shut down in 1984 for an unknown reason, the soviet and later Russian governments, posted a brigade to the local area to 'ensure state secrets'. Even following the independence of Kazakhstan, the Russian military continued to have a presence in the area. "Four hours later, your driving a beaten up GAZ truck through the desert. Dawn is breaking over the horizon, waking Loli from her slumbers in the passenger seat next to you. > Ask Loli how she came into X-com> Ask Loli what X-Com is > Hit as many potholes as you can
>>35629300> Ask Loli what X-Com is > Ask Loli how she came into X-com>Avoid all the potholes, this GAZ piece of shit won't handle them.
>>35629300> Ask Loli how she came into X-com>avoid the potholes
>>35629300>> Ask Loli how she came into X-com>> Ask Loli what X-Com isNo potholes, need the thing to make an escape, probably.
>>35629346This. We must keep the GAZ in best condition to maintain our disguise.
>>35629300>Ask Loli what X-Com is>Avoid potholesWhile I think GAZ should be sturdy enough to endure the hits, there's no point in testing.
>>35629300This is going to go terribly, terribly wrong, I just know it.It will be gloriousCalling it now, the explanation we give for why things went wrong will be 'Someone knocked over the vodka, and then the guns came out. Explosions just sorta started happening after that.'
>>35629300>Ask Loli how she came into X-ComDodging your car deftly between the potholes, you try to start up a conversation with the girl next to you. "So how did you come to be doing all this?""For fun silly!" She beams, although the look in her eyes when she says 'fun' makes part of your soul freeze. "Fun? Such as?" "Well this one time me and some friends met some mean men in a tank, which turned out to have a soul, which they didnt know, so we stole her and ran over some stuff and then helped some men who smelled of herbs and then I tried to make friends with a giant, but he was mean and carried me away" "Okay.... So.... has the one they called Dave given you a bunch of pills recently?""Dave? Oh no, He's a meanie. Well not really, He can be nice, but he's mean when he doesn't explain anything to me. Like that one time my brother. My Brother's nice, he got me chocolate sometime, you should meet him"> Agree?> Disagree?
>>35629654>> Agree?What could go wrong
>>35629654> Agree?I fear what would happen if we decline.
>>35629654>> Agree?Uh sure
>>35629654> Agree? "Of course I'd like to meet your brother... I'm sure he's just as freindly as you are." You reply, putting on a false smile wondering how long it will be before this girl goes off the deep end a bit more and murderises you"Yay! Onii-Chan you can come out now!" "Yes sister?" you hear from behind you...D20 OHSHITDONTCRASH
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Rolled 1 (1d20)>>35629796this fucking guy
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>35629796>>35629832You have killed everyone, feel bad about yourself
>>35629832 fuck me, right?
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>35629796Keep Calm.Motherland protects!>>35629832oh shit
>>35629832Nice knowing you guys;_;7
Pink trolls dance
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>35629832no fuck you anonwe need some kind of thready reroll mechanic with the rate we roll 1's in bad situations and the sheer weight of negative consequence OP puts on them
>>35629796>>35629832"FUCKCRAPSHITSFUCKMOTHERFUCKINGWHATFUCK..." You cry at the voice behind you, losing control of the car long enough for the front right tire to drop into one of the potholes you were avoiding. The impact jerks the wheel to the right, causing the vehicle to flip and roll. For a second, you see what looks like a blonde boy with a shocked look on his face fly past you out of the windscreen before vanishing from sight as the vehicle rolls again. You comes to a halt, having done three full rolls, the car lands back on its wheels. The engine still running and your somehow unhurt, although Loli, being the headstrong girl she is, didn't put on her seatbelt, managing to brain herself off the dashboard. Taking a moment to check on the now unconscious Loli, you decide that it would be a good idea to get her some medical attention, and since the objective is only a couple miles away ahead of you.You press the gas. The car takes off. Russian engineering at its finest.Coming to up to the facility, you see a twelve foot high curtain wall of concrete surrounding the base, complete with watchtowers and machine guns. You drive up to the entrance, waving over at the guard, who quickly unslings his assault rifle and jogs over to your battered vehicle, Cleary concerned. "Private! My companion is hurt! Quickly, let me in so that I can take her to the infirmary!" You call out to him through the broken window of the car."But Comrade Colonel Sir! We are not allowed to let anyone into the Facility without proper clearance!" he replies nervously, not used to addressing such seniors officers directly. As you dig in your jacket pocket for your false papers, you take a moment to look over the guard. Something appears wrong...> D20 Observation check.
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Rolled 8 (1d20)>>35630111uh uh
The pink rolls danced lively as the fire crackled. The fat dripping down from the strung up human game player they caught earlier further fueled the fire- it crackled and roared. One of the pink trolls started playing a snazzy melody while another called over their hoard of pet llama so they could feed on the player too. #trollsroll32
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Rolled 20 (1d20)>>35630111FUCK YOUR CLEARANCE HERES MY PAPERS BITCH
>>35630283Oh wow, 20 seconds late
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>35630281Fuck you anon, we could have had a 20 but you ruined it.Fuck this quests dice.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>3563029112 actually.Also, when are you going to get not shit dice?
>>35630111You dismiss the subtle feeling of wrongness as you hand over your papers, he quickly shuffles through them. "Sorry Sir... I don't recognize these papers..." He gestures over to one of his comrades "I need to call my commander, Comrade Oleg here will tend to your companion"Seeing the guards in the towers above you cover your vehicle with their weapons, things are not looking good....> Cooperate> Resist
The llamas enjoyed their human meal. They danced with their pink troll masters. A special magic drink was prepared out of the human bones after the party. This magic drink was then given to the loyal llamas- it allowed them to grow wings and special lungs. The hoard of llamas then proceeded to fly to the sun...they are now llamas on the sun! #trollsroll69
>>35630411>> Cooperate>>35630426what the fuck are you doing?
>>35630411>Play indignant"HOW DARE YOU STOP ME, YOU WEAK LIVERED SOW!"Insult, rant, and get all up in his face about how the commander will have his tiny balls if he doesn't let them through immediately, go on about disrupting the careful flow of the war machine and tight schedules, and so on.
>>35630411> Resistnot physically, just make a fuss, feign indignation, act as if you own the place and allhope for loli to wake up soon and her brother not to hate us
>>35630411I'll second >>35630445play up how their lack of preparation and diligence in their duties caused our comrade to be hurt and that he doesn't recognise our papers shows his incompetance
>>35630411>> CooperateWe got a man down lets pray
>>35630411> CooperateYou keep you hands on the wheel, your knuckles white as the medic pulls Loli out of the back seat and carefully lays her down. The guard seems to be having a moment of weakness, on one hand, he has orders not to let anyone pass without proper althorisation, on the other, you are a senior officer, someone who could make his life very very difficult without much trouble. In either case, the decision is made for him, as his Lieutenant comes out, obviously surprised at a vistor at such an early hour. He talks to the guard for a moment before coming over to the vehicle, documents in hand. Before you speak, you interrupt him "Well? Are you going to let my aide bleed to death on the road while i wait for your stupid private to learn to read?!" You yell at him from your seat, spittle from your mouth causing him to flinch"My apologies comrade colonel, but there appears to be a problem with your papers. Is it possible you gave us the wrong documents? From the accident you had, it is likely they were misplaced inside the vehicle?" Its only then, when talking to this man, it finally hits you. The use of the word "Comrade" and the insignia that is everywhere, even on this officers hat... That old insignia, that you thought you would never see again after '91.The Hammer and Scythe. > Bluff him> Pretend to Faint> Punch him
Another vote for indignant rebuttal!
>>35630619Hey, it was a tie.>>35630445>>35630466>>35630470were all votes for feigned indignance.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>35630619>> Bluff him
>>35630619>Bluff himThink fast, comrade colonel!
>>35630619> Bluff him
>>35630619>> Bluff him
>>35630619>Bluff Him"I... I must have given you the wrong papers, comrade, forgive this old man's confusion. We rolled the car down the road... Please, my name is Captain Ivanovich Sergatov of the GRU 2nd Intelligence Directorate." you feign weakness as the KGB lieutenant smiles, enjoying having a senior officer bow down to him for once. "And this uniform you have sir? It is a colonels uniform?" He asks, acting like he has you backed into a corner. "It is a disguise, I am here on official business from my normal post in Kabul. it is a maskorovka, to throw off capitalist spies""Very well comrade major, please come with me, your Aide will be cared to in the infirmary"Twenty minutes later, your sitting outside of the base commanders office, a cup of awful coffee in your hand and under armed guard. The Lieutenant is inside, probably explaining to the commander how his heroic actions both protected the base and ensured that the major's aide was cared for. The lieutenant stepped out and the guards gestured gently, but firmly that you should go inside the office. Inside, your greeted by a bear of a man, with the insignia of a general of strategic rocket troops. Probably a career desk officer. The guards however, take up position behind you, astride the door. Rifles at the read should you attempt something. > D20 Bluff check!
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>35630862WE IZ BESTEST SOVIET COMRADE YOU BEST BELIEVE
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>35630862glup.
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Rolled 10 (1d20)>>35630901>>35630912>>35630919Oh for fucks sake.Fuck this.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>35630901>>35630912>>35630919It's ogre
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>35630862fuck you and your shitty d20s
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>35630901>>35630912>>35630919
ok no seriously, what did we do to piss off the dice gods THAT MUCH
>>35630901>>35630912>>35630919>>35630939>>35630941>>35630957>>35630995>Nothing above a 10Yep, Dent your dice are loaded you cheating bastard.
>>35631022We didn't piss them off, if we did we'd get double or triple 1's.OP's just a shit, and thus his dice a shit.
Rolled 15 (1d20)Sighs.Fucking dice gods and their dice shit.Fucking fuckers.Also fuck you QM for your shady deals with the heretical d3 Gods.
>>35630862"So Major... Sergatov? I am General Dmitry Yazov. Why are you here at my facility?" He asks, looking down at you over the rims of his glasses. You Know that name... from somewhere" Major Ivanovich Sergatov, GRU. Sir.""I know a Major Sergatov of the GRU. You are not him" He simply states, guards raising their weapons behind you. Its only then you realize you know this man, part of your mind insists it cant be. He vanished more than thirty years ago..."Sir... I...?" you stammer, in shock at seeing someone from so long ago, alive and in the flesh once again. "Guards! Take him to the detention block. Have our political 'comrades' work him over." He barks to the men behind you, one of which thumps the flat of his rifles buttstock against your head, surrounding you in blackness.Some time later you come, your stripped down to your trousers and tied to a chair, fresh welts and bruises cover your torso from the beating the guards gave you on the way. Next to you, is Loli, a bandage covers where her forehead hit the dashboard. She's awake, although she looks a bit groggy. And standing in front of you, is a small effeminate blonde boy dressed in jeans and a T-shirt. > Can someone tell me is going on?> Haven't you kids ever heard of Seatbelts?> Ask loli if she is ok?
>>35631208> Ask loli if she is ok?actually, ask the both of them
>>35631208>what the hell is going on?
>>35631208> Ask loli if she is ok?
>>35631208>Ask loli if she is ok?Looks like we could end up having to kill people after all. That should cheer her up.
>>35631208> Ask loli if she is ok?> Haven't you kids ever heard of Seatbelts?> Can someone tell me is going on?in that order
>>35631208> Ask Loli if she is ok?"Loli? are you ok?" you ask, trying to convey the concern in your voice."I remember sparkles and fluffy and doggy. I miss doggy. And Mr Stabby" "Good enough" She's obviously got a concussion, on the other hand, your still tied to chairs. The boy in front of you interrupts your trail of thought however "Well... that was... fun?""What part about that was in any way fun? Where the hell are we?""Erm... well..." he stammers, obviously not used to being the center of attention. Infact, he's trying to edge towards the door now. "it might be a bit more... well... when...""When?" you ask, trying to put things together in your head. "Something he is wrong... very wrong... I think loli can feel it too. The last time I felt this was back in the zone, when time bended on itself..." Before he can finish however, the door slams open, and a tall lanky man strides in, with the uniform of a KGB Colonel. As the door slammed open, the young boy you were talking to literally vanishes. A neat trick. Pity he didn't untie you first. Taking a seat across from you. The man opens a case, pulls out what looks like the false papers you handed over and simply states "Explain"> Tell the Truth> Lie> Say nothing
>>35631443Tell all of the lies!
>>35631443> Say nothing
>>35631443Tell obvious lies to piss him off, give the kid a chance to helpful while he's distracted.
>>35631443>> Lieif that fails tell him the truth, that we're from the future travelling back in time, he'll surely believe that
>>35631443> Lie"It is a false document. Nothing more." You state in a confidant manner. He takes a moment to consider this, before standing up and walking over to loli. Looking down at her. "This girl is important to you? Yes? good."In one smooth movement he brings his fist hard against her face, knocking out two teeth and making loli scream out in pain. "IllKILLYOUMEANASSHOFUCK" Loli screams at him in rage, spitting blood over his neatly pressed uniform. "Children should be seen and not heard" he says quietly before bringing his fist into loli's gut to silence her. As he walks to you, there is a deep rumble, and the lights dim. This halts the officer for a moment, he looks up quickly before leaving the room, in such a rush the door is open. As he leaves, you hear more explosions and gunfire from outside. > D20 ESCAPE!
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Rolled 10 (1d20)>>35631718let's hope that goat sacrifice went well
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Rolled 15 (1d20)>>35631718Mother Russia, don't fail me now.I'll hang the icon of saint Cyril over my bunk if I get back out alive
>>35631718I don't even get what we're doing here.
>>35631848Figure out what they're doing here.
>>35631718You take your chance, shifting your weight to your left, you hook your arm around the back of the chair and lean forward. Red hot pain shoots though your arm as you dislocate your shoulder joint and pull your arms over your head. Your arms free, you shift your weight again to knock you and the chair to the ground, nicely popping your arm back into your socket. You remove the binds from your hands, only to see the boy gently lifting loli from her chair, pulling her gently towards the door. > Stuff happened. Have to cut it off short tonight. Will finish tomorrow.
>>35631875Shouldn't XCOM, like, you know, be supported by the Russian government anyway?Why couldn't they get the regular military on this? Or actual trained secret agents rather than untrained XCOM forces which only focus in direct engagements?
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>35631904thanks for the thread so far, we'll keep it alive>> Stuff happenedsure, you're just going to swap out your loaded die
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>35631904ah crap, thanks for running
>>35631909Because one of our last ops ended with a russian state facility getting blown to bits, and they don't want a repeat performance
>>35631951Then why did they send us....?
>>35631904Cheers for the thread, OP.
>>35631909Satellite indicated spooky shit here. Russians could be doing spooky shit and just not tell anyone and still support the Project officially, or a group within the Russian government could be doing shit here that the rest don't know about, or they could have gotten infiltrated by xenos.Also a big factor is that they might have tech that xcom wants. So yeah.
>>35632045If that's the case, then it should be the Council which decides it needs investigating after they've investigated it right?XCOM doesn't do everything after all.
>>35632063I doubt the russians would be willing to give the Council any info on why their supposedly decommissioned ASAT weapon just killed one of our satellites
>>35632063Sure, but let's just assume that this XCOM likes to do things that the Council didn't ask them to do because the individual members care more about themselves so their goals don't always align with those of XCOM. Then you have a situation where you might try to operate against the guys who are paying you, hoping they won't figure out you did it.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>35632045>or a group within the Russian government could be doing shit here that the rest don't know aboutEveryfuckingsinglefucking time there was an EXALT covert mission in my last playthrough, it was in fuckmothering russia
>>35632063who do you think sent XCOM in?
>>35632063Alternatively, it's like we're sending a covert agent to sniff out an EXALT base in XCOM: EW
>>35632109The council is every single other nation in the world, defying them is essentially "You're put against the entire world's nukes up against your face, and ask for them to press the button" >>35632124Small things? Sure, but that's the sort of shit XCOM wouldn't be interested in.We're talking about satellites destroying shit, which the COUNCIL is VERY interested in.>>35632162Thing is though, EXALT cells were already discovered before that. What we're doing is the pre-EXALT covert mission, it's essentially the "Spend $50 to find all EXALT cells" shit
>>35632162That's exactly what we're doing, it's like that anon didn't read what Bradford said at all
>>35632193See: >>35628690>In light of this as well as the... recent level of... cooperation... with the Russian Government, we are dispatching a covert team to investigate the site" Why aren't they cooperating?That's none of XCOM's business unless the Council calls them in, when they discover actual evidence of EXALT/Aliens/Etc. And about countries not cooperating? How could they justify that to any other nation in XCOM? Which is all of them, by the way. Defying the council is calling down the wrath of every single country in the world (assuming they haven't dropped out) upon your head, even the Russians wouldn't do that.
>>35632248>Which is all of thempfthahahaha, that's cutei'm sure Burkina Faso has a big say and lots of pull in The Council.
>>35632248Because one of our last ops ended with a state duma facility blasted to rubble, and they would rather not have another state secret facility filled with bullet holes and plasma scorch marks
>>35632290I don't see your point.>>35632294Isn't that more evidence as to why we SHOULDN'T be going?
>>35632186>The council is every single other nation in the world, defying them is essentially "You're put against the entire world's nukes up against your face, and ask for them to press the button"And then not quite after all. You only see one guy telling you when the council decides something, but when you expand the setting past what the game shows it's obvious that the council would probably include a great deal of members trying to fuck each other over and preventing decisions they don't like. You know, like certain other international organizations. In the game the council is essentially "like it or fuck off." Russia won't like this if they find out, but how would the other member nations feel? Would they hate you for snagging secret technology from a country that could have used said tech against them?>Small things? Sure, but that's the sort of shit XCOM wouldn't be interested in.>We're talking about satellites destroying shit, which the COUNCIL is VERY interested in.Ah, but did anyone pass the report to them yet? Or did someone simply make a note indicating that's interesting, let's keep that to ourselves for now? They could always just report that aliens shot XCOMs satellite rather than Russians. The Russians aren't going to poke a hole in that lie.
>>35632334We got all the reason we needed to go in when they SHOT DOWN ONE OF OUR SATELLITES WITH A WEAPON THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE THE ENERGY TO USE
>>35632360>Ah, but did anyone pass the report to them yet?Like, we should have, after got >"Almost four hours ago, one of our reconnaissance satellites that we have been using to track alien activities went dark. Initially we assumed it had been intercepted by an extra terrestrial craft, however, images sent from the satellite before it went off the air showed something... unusual..." Bradford paused before continuing, trying to gauge the reaction of the audience. Noticing the tired and annoyed looks on everyone's faces, he decided to cut to the chase.>"They showed a massive energy spike from a location within the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan." Because those sorts of reports should go to the Council, who then decide on what the action should be.>Would they hate you for snagging secret technology from a country that could have used said tech against them?Considering that XCOM is the be-all and end-all of the defense of mankind, probably not. We're already mid-war here, everyone should have realized that they have no fucking chance.>>35632396And look at the operation as it is, completely untrained operatives going in with shoddy paperwork. I'm surprised we weren't executed on the fucking spot, especially with the whole Thin Men infiltration shit.
>>35632433Its not shoddy paperwork, it was paperwork meant for the Russian Federation and we've somehow gone back in time to when Russia was the USSR, if you've actually payed attention, you would have known
>>35632433>completely untrained operatives going in with shoddy paperwork.so just like every XCOM op ever?
>>35632433>shoddy paperwork.Oh for the love of god shut the fuck up, stop sperging and actually read the quest, because you wouldn't be making a fool of yourself it you did.
>>35632433>We're already mid-war here, everyone should have realized that they have no fucking chance.Yeah see I don't think that's how it works in this version. Everybody still have their own interests and will try to come out on top if they have a chance. So while the council funds XCOM that doesn't mean that XCOM won't try to do their own thing because they don't believe the Council will necessarily have everyone's best interests at heart. It becomes a question of deciding what you can get away with without pissing them off too much.
So who the hell are we dealing with here? A Russian splinter group? EXALT? Thin Men?
>>35633807i'm betting on a stray time anomaly
>>35633860Since we got captured by soviets, that seems to be the most likely conclusion
>>35633881And Ivan recognizes that dude from long ago (who should be dead apparently) and Shota straight up said there's probably time wankery going on. So yeah I'd say anon is sitting on a good bet.
>>35633860An anomaly? This far from the Zone? Can they even exist this far out?
Did someone archive?
>>35634932not yet, someone should in case the thread dies before Dent comes back to it tomorrow
>>35634759Either the zone expanded towards the base without touching anything else, or its the result of an artifact that was taken to it
>>35634984chernobyl is a very long way away from kazakhstan so i'm guessing the later or alien fuckery
>>35634759That's a difficult question. On top of having to come to terms with the modifications that Kadent inflicted on the setting, there's a timeskip of two years from our last available info on the subject. And that info was limited because in LSQ we played a character who didn't give a shit and when she actually did try to understand what's going on she was just shut up by those who may have an idea.Just going off the games themselves doesn't help much either because their endings aren't really very conclusive. You don't get some kind of 'and then the problem was solved and everything worked out like this' or an 'and then everything was fucked'. There aren't many indications that the Zone was actually contained though, so it's not unlikely it's expanding.And that's definitely also indicated from what we saw of LSQ since we handed Freedom a pretty big win over Duty. Unless the military were able to shut them down you could speculate that their policy could help the Zone expand or even cause stray anomalies outside of the Zone as a result of artifact export. Especially with two years having passed with the C-Con dead, anything could be happening.Of course there's also the possibility that it doesn't even relate to that. Supposedly there's Delta Green sprinkled over the setting too, so we could be looking at stuff relating to that. I find it less likely, but it's something as well.
>>35628219>The LoliIs that her official designation or something?
>>35635108 her name is Lolita, so yes.
>>35635066The thing that irks me is that the facility is in the middle of Kazakhstan. The NPP is in Ukraine. There's a bit of a stretch of Russia inbetween the two. So either the Zone has ballooned in size or we're dealing with USSR holdouts.
>>35635108Naw, Loli is literally her name. Or one of them, anyway. Not sure why Dent would write 'the Loli' instead of just 'Loli' or 'the loli.' I'm guessing it's a mistake. She should use her other name more, it's way cooler.
>>35635339or more likely alien tech and artifact timey wimey wibbly wobbly fuckery
>>35635339Nah, if it was that big you'd be looking at like half or more of Europe absorbed, Russia would be completely fucked... If it's zone related it's most likely caused by artifacts. That's one of the interesting things about them, they come from anomalies of the zone but we don't really know that it can't work the other way. Either an accident or intentional but it's very possible that using them outside the zone could cause shit like that. But still it could have nothing to do with it at all and just be alien shenanigans.
>>35635339Maybe it's the result of an artifact brought to the base tearing a hole in space-time, trapping the russian garrison while letting the in the soviet garrison
>I miss doggyi do too...
>>35629150But she was never even good at combat. If she's doing anything it's probably intelligence. She could also maybe find a spot in engineering or research, she seemed to have some grasp of that. But combat training, nah. Even the rookies deserve better.
>>35636909she was squad medic and a decent shot, just not shock trooper material
>>35628219>"They showed a massive energy spike from a location within the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan." >KAZAKHSTANFor a while there I though this was Strider Hiryuu Quest.
So is Dent kill?
>>35641775i hope not.
>>35641775Like the meanie he is, he didn't actually say when he'd continue other than 'tomorrow'. So probably not dead, but fuck knows when he intended to return.
>>35637066Well she could outshoot a rookie to be sure, but if you think about it her contribution in actual combat could generally be described as 'she was there too.' She's more useful somewhere else even if she does meet the low standards around here.
The pink trolled danced around the lifeless body of Master Dent. The overwhelming joy of achieving yet another kill and such an important one at that, fueled the most beautiful and snazzy troll songs to be produced. They all sang their heart out. Their goal was finally achieved. The Master Dent would be resurrected and enslaved in their name forevermore. The llamas danced on the sun at the news. #trollsrulenow
>>35646436I don't get it either. Dent isn't a master of anything.
>>35644701>She's more useful somewhere else even if she does meet the low standards around here.Indeed, she's adequate in a gunfight, but better elsewhere, which is why I was imagining her not being with the troops but back at base, maybe in the infirmary or something
The pink trolls wonder why the human underlings appear to deny their late master so, as prior they closely followed and abliched to his every word. Now after death there is no loyalty, only denial. The pink trolls demand respect- bow to your Masters now and for the late Master Dent. #trollsrulenow
>>35648613Perhaps. Dent died anyway, so we'll probably never know.
>Sorry about that, Back now. >>35631718"You know... You could have just untied me first, then helped her" you snarl at the boy, the sharp pain in your arm testament to the force needed to dislocated your arm. "Besides, where were you when that Chekist was 'questioning' us?"His retort however, is cut off by a hail of heavy caliber gunfire penetrating the room your in, passing over your heads. Taking that as the que for you all to get moving, you make your way out and down the hallway. In your rush to escape, you crash into a bearded man as you round the corner, knocking him over. After a short but one sided struggle for his weapon, you pull it free from his grasp, only for him to scream something that you've not heard since you left the hills of Afghanistan thirty years ago. "Allah Ackbar!" > Shoot him> Shield Loli and Shota> Run
>>35650680shoot him and duck for cover
>>35650680>> Shoot him>> Shield Loli and Shota
>>35650680>> Shoot him
>>35650680Take the kids and run, we're not here to fight towels.
>>35650680>Carefully push the safetly to the inbetween notch for full auto>spray the fuck out of him because he's probably high on 10 different drugs
>>35650680> Shoot himYou flick the rifle into automatic in one smooth movement, putting a quick three round burst into his skull, blowing most of it away. The man goes limp instantly, his body twitching slightly and a grenade rolling free from his hands, its pin still in place. A lucky escape. Retrieving the grenade, you strip his body of weapons, handing shota a decrepit pistol and loli a combat knife, although you doubt she will have much use for it right now with the way she is swaying from side to side. The three of you move quickly to the entrance of the building your in, passing a pair of dead guards as you go. It seems like there were only a couple attackers this side of the base, with the main assault concentrating on the fortified building to the center. The Central building is built like a citadel, with concrete pillboxes on each corner. What attracts your attention to this building however, is the huge concrete dome on its room, like one that a giant telescope would have. If the energy readings on this base came from anywhere, it would be from there.The attackers however, seem to be highly experienced. Their entrance seemed to have been from a huge breach in the perimeter wall to the north, letting them flood the inside of the base. The guards seem to have been quickly and efficiently wiped out, with only sporadic gunfire from outside the citadel. The citadel itself seems to be the cornerstone of the defense, with the pillboxes on its corners creating an effective killing ground around it. From what you can see, the attackers seem to be trying to fire RPG's through the narrow vision slits of the pillboxes. Its only a matter of time until they manage to get lucky and silence one. > Try to escape the compound> Find a way into the citadel> Engage the attackers. > Ask Shota what he thinks they should do.
>>35650991> Find a way into the citadel> Ask Shota what he thinks they should do.
>>35650991Can we contact HQ and let them know shit is going down here?
>>35650991> Engage the attackers.
>>35650991> Ask Shota what he thinks they should do.
>>35651084yeah that would be best if we have a method of contacting them, time to protect us while we hack their super sekrit comm relay's in the middle of car parks and cafe's
>>35650991> Ask Shota what he thinks they should do"You. Boy. What do you think?""Think of what?" he asks, looking confused, still focusing his attention on his sister, who has by now stopped swaying and is sitting on a chair normally occupied by a building guard. "What we should do? You had a good look around the place when you pulled your vanishing act?" "I don't know... Loli's hurt. I want to get her out of here...." He trails off, looking in a concerned manner at his sister. "Fine, so how about we call for assistance? Did you see a radio room around anywhere?" You ask, pulling a jacket off one of the dead guards, a little blood never hurt anyone. He shook his head "I wouldn't know what one would look like.." And this is why you don't have children as secret agents, no matter how many freak tricks they have. "Asshole. Like your not a freak too" he snaps, his eyes going wide for a moment as he realizes what he said. You react with lightning speed grabbing him by the throat and lifting him off the ground before he can pull his vanishing act. "Keep your fingers out of my head you bastard" you snarl, squeezing his throat and making him choke.From her seat, Loli pipes up, her face full of tears"Onii-Chan cant help it...put him down....please?" > Put him down> Squeeze> Are you a mind fucking freak too?
>>35651514> Put him downin the literal way; not the euphemistical way.
>>35651514Better calm down. They're the friendliest people you're going to find here.
>>35651514> Put him downnow get to work finding a radio and calling in that skyranger
>>35651514>> Put him down
>>35651514> Put him downand apologize FFS
>>35651514> Put Him DownYou look over to the girl in tears, she's almost as old as Misha was when she was taken away from you... Part of you that you thought had been dead for years wakes and it all comes back. The memory of coming home to find the local Militsiya outside your home, saying a terrible accident had happened. The burying of those two caskets, and then the downward of vodka that ended up having you dismissed from the service of the country you loved....You gently put the boy down, somehow, you think he understands what you feel as you drop to your knees and break down. You don't know if its him doing something to your head, or just decades of vodka suppressed emotions coming out, but it feels like the worlds collapsing around you. An explosion brings you to your senses, one of the mujahideen managed to get lucky with an RPG, silencing one of the corner pillboxes. If your going to make a move, your going to have to do it fast. It wont be long until they breach the central building. "Boy... Can you get us inside the building?" you ask, looking up to him. He simply nods and says "Follow me" before walking towards the buildings front entrance. > D20 Shota mind games!
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>>35651824I think this roll got lost on its way to another thread.
>>35651824a good roll? in this thread?impressive
>>35651824Could it be? The streak of shitty rolls is over?Rasputin is strong in the shota.
>>35651782You pick up loli, expecting to have to make a mad dash through gunfire. Then suddenly, all the gunfire ceases and there is nothing... everyone in and outside the facility is starting into space in front of them. In front of you, the boy seems to be sweating profusely, struggling to take each step towards the facility. Whatever he is doing, its letting you literally walk into the facility. Passing by the glassed over insurgents, you raise your rifle, about to drop a couple of rounds into the skull of one, when the boy hisses at you. "Just move it! I cant keep this up..." Moving quickly to the facilities main door, you pull it open, coming face to face with two soldiers, their faces staring into space like the men outside. You quickly push them aside and drop loli inside the room. The boy however, by now is at his limits, he's a mere two meters away when he drops to his knees. You look at the soldiers next to you, their faces go from glazed over bliss to convicted determination in a heartbeat. And then the shooting starts again. The rounds pepper the door next to you and you see one slam into the boy's back, dropping him to the floor.> Save Shota> Leave him
>>35651974>> Save Shota
>>35651974>Save Shotanot only is it the right thing to do, loli will murder us if we don't.
>>35651974> Save Shotawe don't want to make the knife demon sad
>>35651974> Save Shota
>>35651974>Save ShotaKid did good after all, he might be useful another time.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>35651974>> Save ShotaDice because Long War RNG.
>>35651974> Save ShotaYou react on instinct, instincts you honed in the mountains of Afghanistan. Dropping out of cover, you fire your weapon one handed, spraying rounds in the direction of the attackers. The two troops behind you also open up, trying to provide cover fire for the one wearing the same uniform as you. Its not far, but the weight of fire the insurgents are using is starting to tell, the rounds coming dangerously close as you drop your rifle and scoop the boy in your arms. Turning back, you sprint back towards the still open door, feeling a sharp pain in you shoulder as a round hits you. In the back of your mind, you recognize the sting of a 5.45, anything larger and it would have knocked you flat. The last few steps you hurl yourself and the boy into the room, as the two soliders slam the door shut behind you. And right in front of you, is the general again. Only this time with a pistol drawn and a shocked look on his face. "Can someone please tell me what in the name of Stalin's Ghost is going on?!" > Truth> Lie> Stay Silent
>>35652158> Truthtoo late to deny anything, i guess
>>35652158what is the truth, that the muj are attacking?
>>35652207well, i don't think aliens wear turbans and shout "Allah Ackbar!", so yes.i think the "we came here for your lazor" part will wait a bit longer
>>35652271well we have no idea what shota did to them to make the fight stop so who knows what they saw knowing his illusions
>>35652158>TruthWe're running pretty low on better options, I guess.
>>35652158> Truth"General. I'm going to be blunt and we dont have much time. Do you remember a Captain you served with in Afghanistan. The one who pulled you from that burning BMP? The one you spoke to as the surgeons took your leg, who you made promise to look after your daughter Natalia?" The General's eyes go wide at this, obviously hitting a nerve. "Its going to be hard to believe, but I am that man. I don't know what is going on, but something happened here. We were sent to investigate a massive energy emission from this base. A base that has been closed for thirty years. General. it has been thirty years since I last saw you alive... Outside of this base it is the year 2014" His reaction surprises you. Despite the mass gunfire and shouts outside, he sighs. "Ah. We were warned about there being a possibility of something like this..." > What?> Who warned you? > Warned you about what?
>>35652368> What?> Who warned you?
>>35652368>> Who warned you?
>>35652368>Who warned you?The other questions are inconsequential in comparison.
>>35652368> Who warned you?> Warned you about what?> What?In descending order of importance.
>>35652368> Who warned you? i bet Dave planned this shit
>>35652435You can keep that bet to yourself.Fuck Dave.
>>35652561I bet Vahlen has.
>>35652368> Who Warned you?"Our comrades in the GRU, from department SV-8 I believed they said they were a part of. At least that's what they said when they brought the device. They said that it was possible that the power source would, in their words 'break the fabric of time and space""The power source? You ask, wondering what on earth could have caused this. "You'll have to ask our head researcher, he's with the rest of the Science team down in the central bunker. If what you just told me is true, then it is of vital importance that we do not let these Afghan dogs inside the facility..." As in on cue, the insurgents outside start firing RPG's at the remaining bunker. "Go. Now! We will hold them off as long as we can!" he shouts as you pick up the prone body of Shota, sprinting down the hall into the facility. Finally you reach the central bunker, although to you its less of a bunker, and more of a lab. Loli quickly catches up to you, she seems to have almost recovered from the crash and the beating, her eyes more sharp and aware than before. Inside the room is several men in white coats, along with four guards, noticeably older than the rest. Most likely these men have instructions to kill the scientists if the room is breached. Two of the men in coats quickly take Shota from you, laying him on the table as they attempt to treat his would. Loli joins them, muttering threats that if they don't fix him, that she will fix them. Permanently. Leaving them to their tasks, you go to what looks like the oldest man in the room, who seems to be, despite the situation, reading over some scientific notes. > D20 Explain what's going on
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>35652664Explainin'
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Rolled 18 (1d20)>>35652664Rolling for formulating teknobabble
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>35652664we should be good at this
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>>35652664You quickly fill him in on what you know, and what is going on. Leaving out the bit about Shota mesmerizing everyone and loli's ability to murderise people. Scientists work at their best when they are not fearing for their lives. Taking everything in, he simply nods. "Wait you understand what I was going on about?" You almost scream at him, somehow, the fact that he's taking everything on face value worries him. "Jah, Something like this happened before in 1944" He speaks, with a thick german accent. "Come over here vould you?" He leads you over to a concrete containment unit in the center of the room, opening a small viewing window to look inside. "Das ist Die Glocke" > Why is it always Nazi's?> Can I kill you now?> FIX IT.
>>35652699We ARE good at this.
>>35652824>> Why is it always Nazi's?
>>35652824>Why is it always the Nazis?
>>35652824> Why is it always Nazi's?> FIX IT.
>>35652824 > Why is it always Nazi's?You quickly fill him in on what you know, and what is going on. Leaving out the bit about Shota mesmerizing everyone and loli's ability to murderise people. Scientists work at their best when they are not fearing for their lives. Taking everything in, he simply nods. "Wait you understand what I was going on about?" You almost scream at him, somehow, the fact that he's taking everything on face value worries him. "Jah, Something like this happened before in 1944" He speaks, with a thick german accent. "Come over here vould you?" He leads you over to a concrete containment unit in the center of the room, opening a small viewing window to look inside. "Das ist Die Glocke" > Why is it always Nazi's?> Can I kill you now?> FIX IT."Because vie are GENIUSES!" He finishes with a mad cackle, only cut off when you cock your rifle."Ah... Vell... in 1943, ve recovered this... object from the deserts of Libya. The British had apparently, shot it down. Vie dont know how. Regardless, it was recovered and brought back to das Reich and vie took it apart. From it, vie made a copy. Vis is it. Vhat it does is produce unlimited energy... oh and erm... zombies.""Zombies? Are you serious?""VIT ONLY HAPPENED VONCE!" he cried, somewhat hysterically. "Right... So how does this link to the whole time travel thing""Ah Vell. In 1944, vie tried to use zie device to... improve... a few soliders, and vell.. they vanished. For avhile at least. Vhen vie tried again, they reappeared. Simples yah?""So... to fix this whole time messing thing, you just need to restart the device?" "In theory ves.. vit takes a few minutes..." > Do it now> Beat him, then tell his subordinate to do it now
>>35653131> Do it nowWhat can possibly go wrong ?
>>35653131Do we HAVE to abandon this artifact? Why not call in the team to deal with the jihadists and recover this!
>>35653131>Do it nowJust get it done, please.
>>35653131> Do it now
>>35653212the team is in the future
>>35653257Wait, WE traveled back? I thought the commies traveled forward.
>>35653131>Do it now.
>>35653295it looks like we travelled back, otherwise where could the muj come from?
>>35653351Maybe the mujahideen were in range of anomaly and just got moved with the base
>>35653131> Do It now"Vhat? Just like vat? Ver you not going to beat me or something?""Dont tempt me, Do it" He turns around, yelling some instructions to the scentists around him and they get to work, turning levers and generally looking busy. Down the corridor, you can hear another explosion. Looks like the attackers are through the front door...You quickly order the troops in the room to help barricade the door, provided you can buy enough time for the device to work, it *should* get you back to 2014. Maybe. Or it could send the base back to 1984. Either way, you dont care right now, either way keeps you alive. Hopefully. Your trying to forget his mentioning of zombies. Within a couple minutes, the constant humming from the device informs you thats its warming up, and outside, you can hear the sound of the attackers getting closer. Their first move is to spray the door with gunfire, but this has little effect. The steel doors of the final bunker seem to be proof to small arms. That doesn't buy you very long, as you take up a position behind some heavy scientific equipment, you hear a thud at the door. Seconds later, the door explodes inwards, they heavy door flying clear across the room and squashing a guard that foolishly was outside of cover. > D20 Hold the line!
>>35653351They could have tagged along, if whatever they did was large enough. And they DID manage to fuck over our satellite, so I'm pretty sure we're still in the present and they're not.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>35653383URAH
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>35653383Rollan
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>35653383WE. WILL. HOLD. THE. LINE.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>35653383Send them to their virgins!
>>35653383Grenades follow the explosion, bouncing across the room. One of them rolls next to your cover, forcing you to quickly kick it back towards the door. Idiots didn't cook them. The grenades explode simultaneously, riddling the room with hot metal fragments, catching a couple of the scientists at their stations. Following the explosion, four men breach the room, all armed with assault rifles. Expecting this, you primed your own grenade and tossed it towards the door as soon as their's went off. The explosion catches the rear two and shred's them with shrapnel, dropping them to the floor instantly. Their two comrades however, keep advancing, firing from the hip, their rounds bouncing off of your cover and keeping you suppressed.> Blind fire> Tell the guards to charge> Throw a Loli at them.
>>35653537>> Tell the guards to chargeQuick, they are focus firing on me!
>>35653537> Blind fire
>>35653537> Blind fire> Tell the guards to chargethen depending on how things are going we can throw Loli at them or not
>>35653537>Blind fireThey're out of cover, right? We just need to aim in their general direction and we're likely to score hits.
>>35653537Just wait until they need to reload, or halfstep out of cover a bit and wait for them to enter your slice of the pie. Whichever happens first.
>>35653537Keeping your head down, you set your rifle to full auto and lift it above your head, African militia style and pull the trigger. Five seconds later, you peek out of cover. Turns out it doesnt work for you any better than african militamen, both attackers are still still there, only now they are about a meter away and you see that one of them has dropped his rifle in favor of a rather sharp looking scimitar...Crap. > D20 CQB test!
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>35653729Kill them all!
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>35653729fuq
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>35653729FUCK HIM UP>>35653749Goddamnit
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>35653729>>35653749Fuck you
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Rolled 6 (1d20)>>35653749Fuck you anon.Looks like its time for Loli to save our useless ass
>>35653749I'm sorry everyone.
>>35653729Remember the basics of QCQ Ivan.
There is a reason why no military worth a grain of salt uses blind firing, ever. Aimed shots are always superior.
>>35653729The one with the scimitar charges you, his sword coming down from above as he vaults over your cover. On instinct, you block his downward slash with your rifle, the sword bouncing sliding off the receiver and down the stock, slashing through the fingers of your right hand, cleanly severing them. Your first response is to scream and drop your rifle. Your second response is to headbutt him and smash him against the floor before tearing his throat out with your teeth. Blood fountains over your face from the man's throat as he gurgles weakly, his comrade stopped in shock long enough for a small ball of blonde rage tackles him and stabs him in the chest repeatedly before severing his head in a fountain of blood. So that's why they call her Giltinė...The enemies in the room dealt with, you can hear the rest of the attackers talking among themselves while one holds a mirror out on a bayonet. Well that's one bonus, between you and the blood soaked little girl next to you, you probably scare the shit out of them. More hurried talking follows, before you hear someone call something in English, then quickly switches to Russian. "Give us the Scientists and you can leave" > Give them the Scientists> Throw the severed head of loli's victim at them. > Do you know Dave?
>>35653971> Throw the severed head of loli's victim at them.
>>35653971>before tearing his throat out with your teeth.That's a lot harder than it seems. Pretty metal though
>>35653971> Throw the severed head of loli's victim at them. QUICKPUT A GRENADE INSIDE OF IT
>>35653971> What do you need the scientists for?
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>35654027Thisthisthisthisthisallofthethis
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>35653971>Do you know Dave?Fuck off Dave, you don't need time shenanigans.
>>35653971> Throw the severed head of loli's victim at them"Nuts"
>>35653971I'll second >>35654027
>>35653971Do we need to do something about our fingers? Like, tourniquet or something, keep us from bleeding to death
>>35654059we won't bleed to death from that, not unless we do nothing about it for like a day
>>35653971You gesture to one of the surviving guards to give you a grenade and for loli to hand over the severed head. It actually takes some pursading to get her to let go of the head, since she keeps saying she wants to make it into a handpuppet. Acquiring the head, you wedge it in your right armpit, and attempt to shove the grenade down its throat. Turns out its harder than you expected, as you have to knock the heads teeth out before it will fit. Suitably equipped you pause, realizing it will be a real challenge to pull the grenades pin and throw the head at the same time... "Loli! Give them our response!" you tell her, handing her back the head. She grins, pulling the pin and dropkicking the head through the door. Several surprised screams are cut short by the explosion as you pull her behind cover and pick your rifle up in your left hand. Looks like time for talking is over... Behind you, you hear a *ping* noise, like a microwave being done. "Ve Are Fully Charged!" shouts the head Scentist. Right before he takes a round to the face as the remaining Afghans make a last attempt to storm the room. > D20 SURVIVE!
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>35654184oh shiiiiiiiit
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Rolled 6 (1d20)>>35654184PLs live
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>35654184Poor crazy nazi man, he would have made good sidekick to doctor Vahlen or Chen
>>35654184A high pick whine behind of you starts increasing in volume as you pull your rifle to your shoulder, bracing it with your right forearm as you drop the first two attackers, out the corner of your eye, you see the last two guards turn their guns on the scientists as they are overrun by the Afghans. Loli throws her knife into the throat of one attacker, before you drop your rifle and grab her by the scruff of her jacket and pull her towards where shota is lying. Diving onto the table he's streched out on and flipping it into some makeshift cover, you keep your head down as the remaining Afghans take out their frustrations on the now very dead guards. Behind them, you see for the first time the man who was speaking in English. You've seen him before. Dave."Thanks for the Velp! See. You in Thirty years!" He shouts over warmly, just as the whine behind you breaks into a sound like a thunderclap. The lights go out. All is quiet. The room suddenly feels cold and damp. > Check on Loli> Check on Shota> Find fingers
>>35654409> Check on Shotaour fingers are probably a lost cause now
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>35654409>Check on ShotaThose nazis probably didn't fix him at all.
>>35654409>Check on Shota
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>35654409>> Find fingersWith the medical facilities back at HQ they might be able to fix them back up. Reckon it's a better bet than getting a prosthetic replacement, that works better when the whole hand's gone.
>>35654409>> Find fingers
>>35654562>prosthetics work better with whole hand's goneUnder the knife you go!
>>35654409> Check on ShotaAs your eyes adjust to the darkness, you see the pale orange glow from what you assume is the Die Glockie, still contained safely inside its concrete home. Next to you, you see loli kneeling over the prone form of her brother, a worried look on his face. You check him over quickly, he's bleeding from the nose, eyes and ears. Whatever's wrong with him, its beyond your ability to help him with. Picking him up, you and loli quickly make your way out of the base, over the dissected skeletons of long dead attackers and defenders. Finally, you reach the entrance, the steel door blown off its hinges by the blast thirty years ago. Stepping outside, you hear the scream of jet engines as the skyranger circles over the base, coming in ahead of you, rear ramp already opening to reveal Foxtrot squad ready for a combat drop. They stare with surprise, as you stand there holding Shota as loli strokes her brothers hair. Both of you covered in blood, your right hand missing its fingers and dripping blood, while loli looks like she's going to cry. As you walk up the ramp, Heather simply askes "What the Fuck happened?"You answer with one word. "Dave"
>>35654851---------------USNET/MJ12/ROE/KERNAL...Loading...//Connected to Chat//User: Dave has connected to ChatUser: Andrea has connected to ChatDave: The mission to Russia was a success. Timeline has been altered to our needs. Andrea: Original Timeline Survivors?Dave: None. Subject D was subject to an incident however.Andrea: Acceptable. Will subject D be operational in time for the operation.Dave: Unknown. Andrea: And the Device?Dave: Recovered by Friendly Organization. Andrea: You do know SV8 is aware of you correct?Dave: Affirmative. Measures are in place to account for this.Andrea: Keep me informed. User: Andrea has disconnected from ChatUser: Yazov has connected to ChatYazov: Well, was she pissed?Dave: No. She got what she wanted. Yazov: Will she go after us?Dave: No. SV8 is safe. For now. Provided you keep your end of the bargain. Yazov: Da. We will. It was cruel of you to use Ivan like that. He is a good man. A very good man. One of the old guard.Dave: It was enough that the boy connected to him. Beyond that he is disposable. Yazov: I know we must be cruel, but really? has that comrade not suffered enough? is it not too much to ask of him?Dave: We do the immoral to prevent the unthinkable. Never forget that Yazov.Dave has disconnected from ChatYazov has disconnected from Chat.
> Thanks for being patient with the break in the middle guys, hope you enjoyed this run. I put more effort than usual doing research into the background setting. Did it help? >As usual i'll be around for some Q&A> Also twitter for updates at: https://twitter.com/LWQ_Dent
>>35655044Thanks for the thread.>I put more effort than usual doing research into the background setting. Did it help? I didn't notice any glaring issues so evidently yes.Any idea when next thread will be?
>>35655124Not this week most likely, I'm putting a "maybe" for monday.
>>35655044Cheers OP, was fun thread, da!
>>35655044Will Ivan be regrowing fingers or getting a metal hand?
>>35655201Depends on the level of success of the next mission. And dice rolls.
>>35655044>I put more effort than usual doing research into the background setting. Did it help?No idea. Your writing is still full of jarring spelling and grammar errors and stuff so that's what I'm noticing. Are you reading your updates before you post them, if not you really should.That and the extreme awkwardness of using characters from a previous quest but with wildly different speech and behavior.
>>35655218Poor, poor Ivan...
>>35655218wut? why's he going on another mission without any fingers on one hand?
>>35655236I am. I'm horrendous for spelling and grammar. You should see the first drafts of each post, they are terrible. I'm also awful at doing speech, HK not being around to pester with questions during threads has meant i've had to wing alot of things.
>>35655282Two words. Weekend pass.
>>35655302That's a mission?
>>35655324Maybe. Keep in mind, most of the characters are dangerously unstable sober.Now add drugs and booze to that mix.
>>35655353ho boyIvan might need to strap Loli and Shota to his chest and back to use as armor
>>35655353ohoho, fun times thanks for running
>>35655287That's a shame. If you can't into checking your spelling and grammar there's probably nothing to that but practice. Errors like that tend to happen in quests, they're written live after all, but every time it does the flow of reading is interrupted because you have to go back and figure out what this is supposed to mean. Useful trick for some I've known is to go check your own writing a good while after you wrote it (so like a few days after you finish a thread in the case of quests) and your mistakes will be much more obvious to you because your impression isn't painted by you already knowing what you meant to write. Then you can figure out which mistakes you make most often and be aware of that. It's not perfect, but it can help for some.Character voices are much harder. Some say they simply have the voice of the character in their head, but I can't say I've ever felt that to a great extent myself. I prefer simply sitting down to consider what a character is like, what is their personality and how is that reflected in their speech. Which words do they use, which words do they avoid? Do they use long sentences or short sentences? Just writing down a sentence or two for a character is helpful because then you have a much better idea of the character's voice and can portray it better.You've definitely made some progress on making your own characters distinct, so I'll give you that. But they are still somewhat samey in their speech patterns.
>>35655634I'll try those tricks out. Might help a bit.I'm actually trying to pursade HK to either take over the thread, or run a project we've been working on. Mostly because he's got the writing part down to a T. And I generally just enjoy being the ideas guy more.
>>35655726Oh no you don't you sit the fuck down and write goddamnit this shit is enjoyable.Just suck it up and keep on learning and improving.
>>35655726>And I generally just enjoy being the ideas guy more.Too late for that, though I'm still loving this, so you keep on chugging and you'll get there eventually, all newbie QM's start out slow and you're already making progress towards attaining the Gud.
>>35655726These threads have been fun, don't stop now
>>35655746>35655746>>35655765>>35655795Thanks for the encouragement guys. I actually took this on after HK said he was burning out. I'm enjoying writing it, so I'll continue for awhile.Long war is going to take forever to get through, even without the DG/STALKER stuff in the background.
>>35655887>Long war is going to take forever to get throughHey I've got nothing but time when I'm not working so as long as you keep running I'll keep playing.
>>35655726Quitter. Take the opportunity to get better, that dude has enough on his plate as it is.If you want some examples of sameyness, take this for obvious.>>35630111 >"FUCKCRAPSHITSFUCKMOTHERFUCKINGWHATFUCK..." You cry at the voice behind youand >>35631718>"IllKILLYOUMEANASSHOFUCK" Loli screams at him in rage,Two different characters with little in common displaying the exact same speech pattern. Having one character express anger with a quick incoherent string of profanity is a character quirk. When they both do it, it's just your voice instead of being the voice of either, right?Of course that's putting aside that you actually had her use so much profanity when it literally never happened in LSQ, but that's your call. Timeskip can account for changes in character after all, even though it can be somewhat disruptive seeing the characters behaving very differently from what you're used to.That's also why it's good to have an idea of what a character talks like prepared, to keep your own voice from sneaking in. Because it's going to try to do that, all the fucking time.
>>35656007>literallyAnd that's untrue of course. Rarely is the correct word. I misuse that word so much.
>>35656007Huh, I didnt notice that. Thanks. I'll try that with characters.
>>35656007>That's also why it's good to have an idea of what a character talks like preparedIndeed, I used to write short bits of dialogue in each characters voice, their take on the same lines and situation, to try and figure out their nuances, and keep this with my notes, and when I felt myself slipping a little or needing to write with their voice, go and reread that little bit to get back into their voice.
>>35656102Up until this point, I've been making quest notes in a very setting based manner, rather than character based. I'll have a go at this, it should help a great deal.Although the rolling a 1 for the surprise shota was not expected >.>
>>35656157I find it handy to have both setting and character notes, they are both important to things and its always good to have a manual hardcopy that isn't your brain of your thoughts on them
>>35656157>Although the rolling a 1 for the surprise shota was not expectedAnother great trick to keep in mind is that you're the one in control, not the dice. If you don't want something bad to happen at a given point, don't ask the d20. Or ask the d20 and interpret it liberally. The dice may say something bad happens, but you always have the right to change it to "something bad, but it's actually good." Not exactly the xcom feeling I know, but even rookies can drive cars. Probably.
>>35656353This, let the dice flavor the narrative, but not control it.