Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Endless+Sky+Ace+Combat+QuestOther Quests:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Quest (Complete)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20Quest (Running)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=pararescue+witches (Running)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=magical+girl+hunter (Complete)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=gundam+build+fighters+quest (Complete)RULES AND STATS: http://pastebin.com/bECzgrjYYou are KARLA WEISS, a Belkan fighter pilot looking to carve your own place in the skies!The next few days proved to be rather uneventful. You got in a few more air patrols, but never really ran into any serious opposition. Of course, it also didn't help you were still tasked to patrol the northernmost sector, which you were a bit reluctant to return to after that "encounter". However, as was said before, your patrols were completely uneventful.(cont)
>>35959974However, today was different. Your flight was now one of many accompanying a massive allied fleet headed towards one of Estovakia's larger islands. Satellites had finally pinpointed the location of the rebel airbase. If the allied forces managed to destroy it, it would effectively crush the rebels' last bastion of resistance. Of course, opposition was expected to be fierce, with a heavily fortified coastline, enemy aircraft of all types, and the possible presence of a small enemy fleet."All right, Bravo, listen up." Loki says. "Looks like we've got plenty of aircraft for this mission, so I'll give you a choice of assignments. You can either provide air cover for the invasion fleet, air cover for the landing forces, or attack the airfield the directly. Choose fast, because we'll be attack range of the target soon.">Cover the fleet.>Cover the landing forces.>Attack the airfield.>Other
>>35959984>Attack the airfield.
>>35959984>Cover the landing forces.
>>35959984>>Cover the fleet.Escort mission is go!
>>35959984>>Cover the fleet.We're not a ground pounder
>>35959984>OtherCover the airmobile troops they're presumably sending in to disrupt the enemy and maybe even seize the airfield before the rebel leaders can use it to escape.
>>35959984>>Cover the fleet.Thought you were going to run pj today or did I miss read?
>>35960162By NEXT Tuesday I meant the 11th.>>35959984Looks like we have a tie so we're going to need a runoff vote.>Cover the fleet>Cover the landing forces
>>35960285cover the fleet
>>35960069I thought the F-4's primary role was fighter/bomber. So yeah it's a bit of a ground pounder.
>>35960285>>Cover the fleet
>>35960285>Cover the landing forces
>>35959984>Cover the fleetThat image
>>35960285>>Cover the landing forces
OP updates like old people fuck
>>35960357>thread's been up for twenty minutes>>OP updates like old people fuckClearly you've never been in a Girls und Panzer Quest thread.
>>35960374Or a Hex thread.>Wait Warmly
>>35960357You never waited for a update for Strike Witches 89.
>>35960404Or a Magical Girl Noir update
>>35960285>Cover the fleet
>>35960374OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHDISPATCH I NEED BACKUP, BECAUSE SHOTS HAVE BEEN FUCKING FIIIIIIIIIIIRED
>>35960421>Or Peter Parker Quest.
>>35960357go watch the new hellsing!
>>35960374>>35960393>>35960404>>35960421>>35960458OOOHHH SOMEBODY CALL 911!SHOTS FIRED!
>>35960451No shots meant to be fired, Anon, even if they were hitting with effect. Simply stating fact.
>>35960285"Hey, Stripes, I guess we could cover the landing forces?""Awwwwwww, I hate babysitting!" Lara grumbles. "Well, they are a rather critical part of this mission." Lilian points out. "And so many tanks and bunkers asking to be blown up...." You can almost picture Amy salivating at the though."Ugh, fine. We'll cover the landing force." Lara sighs. "All right. Bravo will provide air cover for the landing forces. Alpha, Charlie, and Delta will assault the airfield, and allied planes will protect the fleet." Loki says. "Remember, we have these rebels backed into a corner now. Be prepared for anything.""Roger that." You all affirm and break off from the main group.Down below, you can see numerous wakes in the water as dozens of landing craft made their way to shore. Just above them, cruises missiles soared by as they headed to pound defensive positions on the island. "Hey there, big boys." Lara coos as her Eagle flies by. "Looks like you'll have us as your escorts today.""Much appreciated, Bravo." The leader of the landing forces, Hotel, says happily. "We'll be hitting shore in about two minutes. Mind sweeping the coast for anything the Navy missed?""Magnet, you're up." Lara says."Sweet!" Amy pulls ahead in her Warthog, weapons primed and ready to go."Anyone want to go in with her?" Lara asks.>Assault the coastline with Amy.>Hang back in reserve.>Other
>>35960515>with effectAND SECONDARIES
>>35960633>>Assault the coastline with Amy.
>>35960404>Assault the coastline with Amy.Now is time for glorious brrt
>>35960633>Assault the coastline with Amy.
>>35960633>>Assault the coastline with Amy.Time for some Wild Weasel.
>>35960633>Assault the coastline with Amy.Time to run some poor infantryman's day!
>>35960699Unguided Bombs, Cluster Bombs, or Napalm?
>>35960725Cluster. Let's completely level the value of this beachfront property.
>>35960633>20 minutes for this updateDo you write it out longhand and have it transcribed? By a parrot pecking at the keyboard?
>>35960767I'm sorry nobody is reading your quests :(
>>35960767You do realize that QMs wait for a certain amount of time for votes to come in, right? How fucking spoiled are you that you expect updates in less than 20 minutes?
>>35960767Is this the part where you link your quest with super fast updates?
>>35960835I EXPECT MORE THAN A PARAGRAPH OF WRITINGTHAT'S LIKE ORDERING FAST FOOD AND 20 MINUTES LATER RECEIVING A PRE-PACKAGED FRUIT CUP AND NO SPOON TO EAT IT WITH
>>35960885You eat fruit cups with a spoon? Fucking upper class entitlement here. Everyone I knew just opened the cup a little, drank or dumped the syrup then just tilted the entire thing into their mouth.
>>35960885Shhhhh, Anon. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Calm your tits, nigger. Don't be assblasted because other people are having fun
>>35960633"Yeah, I'll keep an eye on her." You say, throttling up to catch up with Amy. "Just watch our backs. I really don't like getting shot in the back.""Ah, quit worrying! You know I live for the air to air!" Lara laughs. "Now go pound those assholes!"At this point, the shorline was getting closer and closer. Already, your radar was tagging targets. Tanks, bunkers, AA guns, and all kinds of equipment were strung along the shoreline. The naval bombardments seemed to have taken out the most threatening assets like the SAM sites and antiship missiles launchers, but they left a lot of targets behind."All right, I'm going in for my attack run. Make sure to keep up, Valkyrie." Amy says."You're the slowest plane out of all of us. It'll be no problem." You roll your eyes.Good thing you brought...>4AAMs, in case of air attack.>Unguided Bombs>Cluster Bombs>Napalm>Other
>>35960885>>35960767Holy hell, chill the fuck out. I don't care if you're legitimately bootyblasted or just shitposting.
>>35960924>Unguided BombsNever go wrong with them.
>>35960924>Cluster Bombs"Look comrade! The bunkers. They are of popping like popping corn!"
>>35960924>NapalmBurn you son of bitches, burn.
>>35960924>4AAMs, in case of air attack.you just KNOW we are going to get a ace!
>>35960924>>Cluster BombsNapalm might be a problem for our land forces coming up.
>>35960924>Napalmit's a classic, why argue with the classics
>>35960924>Unguided BombsCluster bombs are tempting but I'm afraid of hitting friendlies.
>>35960924Merc. You know the answer.ALL OF 'EM.
>>35960916>You eat fruit cups with a spoon? Fucking upper class entitlement here. Everyone I knew just opened the cup a little, drank or dumped the syrup then just tilted the entire thing into their mouth.I refuse to believe that first-world citizens live like this
>>35961064Southern California. Didn't help we had a lot of people who hopped the border so there you go. Second world influence on the first.Also I didn't like tasting fruit syrup in my chocolate pudding. Or vice versa.
>>35961064I do it that way!
IN LIGHT OF RECENT COMMENTS VIS A VIS MY BUTTBLASTED STATUS, HAVE SOME ACTUAL GOD DAMNED CRITIQUE>>35960924>"Yeah, I'll keep an eye on her." You say,WRONG. PUNCTUATE LIKE THIS, ASSWAGON: >"Yeah, I'll keep an eye on her," you say, throttling up to catch up with Amy. More to the point, DON'T REPEAT FUCKING WORDS. YOU DID THAT TWICE. LOOK AT HOW MUCH BETTER THIS READS:>"Yeah, I'll keep a eye on her," you say, accelerating to catch up with Amy. "Just watch our backs. I really don't like getting shot in the ass." >"Relax, pussy! Not a pound for air to ground!" Laura laughs. "Now go slam 'em!" Because I mean seriously >NOW GO POUND THOSE ASSHOLES please fucking think about the lines you are writing for five fucking seconds before you actually write them
>>35961147Dude, just shut up.
>>35961147u mad bro?
>>35961147You must be klondike guy.
>>35961064White middle class - I eat fruit cups without a spoon.To lazy and privileged to feed myself. Just pour it all down my throat.
>>35961191>You must be klondike guy.Oh slow the fuck down, that is over the line. That is over the fucking line. That's just out of line. Fuck you. How dare you. That's fucking out of line. Out of LINE. How dare you even think of comparing me to some image-spamming faggot with stupid photoshops. What the hell, man. What the hell.
>>35960924Heh, good thing you decided to pack UGBs for this mission. Amy rolls in first, her Warthog spitting bullets and missiles straight down the coastline, ripping tanks and bunkers open like paper. Also, true to her nickname, her Warthog begins drawing all kinds of fire as AA guns and MANPADS attempt to retaliate. You see bullets bouncing and sparking off the Warthog's armored hull, and Amy releases a stream of flares to spoof the MANPADS. With her first run complete, Amy immediately pulls away, leaving the path ahead open for you. You quickly scan the targets tagged on your HUD, trying to determine target priority.First, there seemed to be a column of tanks coming from inland, no doubt to try and reinforce the defenses. Closer to the shore, you could see numerous APCs and IFVs strung along the treeline, disgorging infantry. And finally, further back in the trees, you could see a cluster of AA guns swiveling to target you. At the speed you were going, you could release your payload and pull away before they could get a lock, but getting rid of them would make future runs much easier.>Hit the tanks.>Hit the infantry.>Hit the AA guns.>Other
>>35961234>Hit the AA guns.
>>35961234>>Hit the AA guns.SEAD time
>>35961234>Hit the AA guns.Make it easier for her to get her BBbbbRRRrtrt on.
>>35961147To your first point, grammar way back when taught that a period serves as adequate punctuation in this case. While it does not, in fact, read as well as what you 'corrected', it is acceptable in terms of English grammar. The capitalization of 'You' is incorrect in the use, but that can be put down to autocorrect being a shit.To the second point, human error. Happens. There are no editors for forum posts, and Merc does, in fact, try to put things out in a timely fashion.I honestly don't get your butthurt over the latter at all other than you perhaps perceiving the characters' personalities differently than Merc. As has been stated by others, take a breath and calm down. You're up in arms over nothing worth being up in arms over.
>>35961234>Hit the AA guns.WEASEL
>>35961234>Hit the AA guns.It'll make the next run easier.
>>35961234>>Hit the AA guns.Remove opposition to us and reign fire down with impunity after.
>>35961147HEIL to the grammar fuhrer! SEIG HEIL!>>35961234>Hit the AA guns.
>>35961234>Hit the AA guns
>>35961286>To your first point, grammar way back when taught that a period serves as adequate punctuation in this case. While it does not, in fact, read as well as what you 'corrected', it is acceptable in terms of English grammar.... is it?... I'd actually have to go look that up. Still, comparing me to klondikefag was over the fucking line. Over the LINE, man. Big black bold BRIGHT LINE, right there, in the sand, shining like a main-sequence star, and someone just blew riiiiight over it. I can't even remember why I was angry now, because I'm angry at that guy for GOING OVER THE GODDAMNED LINE. Did he did I just get derailed
>>35961380That may well have changed in the passing decades since I learned that. Also, wasn't me who compared you, but I would say that you dun got derailed.
>>35961234You nudge your stick a bit, angling your Phantom to the right to execute a bomb run on the AA guns. Better to get them out of the way so you didn't have to worry about them later. You silently count to three and hit the bomb release. >roll 2d10 (AtG roll. You need to roll a 4 or lower for maximum effect).
Rolled 7, 6 = 13 (2d10)>>35961462
Rolled 6, 10 = 16 (2d10)>>35961462
Rolled 4, 5 = 9 (2d10)>>35961408rollin>>35961380Yes you did.Now, we could set your train of thought on a more appropriate track for the thread like what could possibly go wrong with our plan of attack , or would you like some more time to cool your jets?
Rolled 2, 5 = 7 (2d10)>>35961462
Rolled 4, 6 = 10 (2d10)>>35961462
>>35961482Welp, I linked this wrong>>35961483And it doesn't matter anyways
Rolled 1, 2 = 3 (2d10)>>35961462MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA
>>35961563this could have been so beautiful
>>35961462Fortunately, it seems your timing is just about right. Your first bomb sails out from under your wing and hits dead center between a cluster of 5 AA guns. However, your second bomb releases a fraction of a second too late and overshoots a bit, only nabbing 3. As you pull up and away, you glance behind you to see secondary explosions, like fireworks as autocannon ammo cooks off. There's still about 3 guns left, but substantially less than before."Bravo, we're beginning landing operations, but we're taking heavy fire!" Hotel yells. "We got infantry and tanks in the treeline ready to tear us apart the moment we land!""Bravo, be advised, I'm picking enemy contacts headed for the shore. It looks like some fighters got past Alpha's net. Composition unknown, but there's at least six bandits.">Leave Amy to handle the shore and intercept the fighters.>Leave Lara and Lilian to handle the fighters and continue bombing the shore.>Other
>>35961632>>Leave Lara and Lilian to handle the fighters and continue bombing the shore.Better not leave Amy alone.
>>35961632>Leave Lara and Lilian to handle the fighters and continue bombing the shore.
>>35961632>>Leave Lara and Lilian to handle the fighters and continue bombing the shore.I want the kills, dammit, but this makes he most sense. We can try for anything that makes it past L&L.
>>35961632>Leave Lara and Lilian to handle the fighters and continue bombing the shore.Never Leave Wingman
>>35961632>>Leave Lara and Lilian to handle the fighters and continue bombing the shore.
>>35961632>As you pull up and away, you glance behind youYeaaah thing about 5G pullouts, they tend to nail the ol 'turnip firmly to the headrest
>>35961632"All right, we'll take care of it, Loki!" Lara says happily, now that she's in her element. "Come on, Angel, let's show 'em who's boss!"You see Lara and Lilian's radar contacts pull away as the move to intercept the new contacts. You immediately see two contacts wink out and the remaining ones scatter. Poor bastards.Meanwhile, you and Amy loop around for a fresh attack run. Once again, Amy's Warthog becomes a flying platform of bullets, missiles, and death. This time, she focuses on the tanks, wiping out the entire 6 tank platoon in a single run before pulling away. Down below, you can swear you could see the landing troops waving and cheering as she passes.Now it was your turn. With the tanks knocked out, all that was left was the infantry and their support vehicles. The infantry at this point were well dug in, but at the very least you could take out the IFVs and APCs providing fire support.>roll 2d10 (AtG. Need a 4 or lower for maximum effect.)
Rolled 4, 8 = 12 (2d10)>>35961904Here comes the snow.
Rolled 10, 8 = 18 (2d10)>>35961904
Rolled 1, 6 = 7 (2d10)>>35961904
Rolled 3, 6 = 9 (2d10)>>35961904
>>35961923>>35961930>>35961935I guess we did alright.
>>35961904Once again, you're first bomb is directly on target, wiping out six IFVs and scattering the infantry around them. Your second bomb goes off course and lands a little too far behind the enemy lines, only knocking out two APCs. "Thanks for the support, Bravo!" Hotel says. "My men are landing on the beach. I think we can handle things from here!""Hotel, be advised, there may be additional enemy forces inland." Loki warns. "Don't let your guard down.""Copy."At this point, Lara and Lilian's fighters return and form up with you and Amy."Good hunting?" You ask."Just a bunch of Floggers. Me and Lilian nailed three of them and the rest ran off." Lara says. "Bravo, be advised, it seems like two of Delta's birds are damaged and may need an escort." Loki says. "Fleet Command is also saying they're picking up intermittent radar contacts to the north and want someone to check it out.">Go assist Delta.>Go check out the mystery contacts.>Continue to cover Hotel.>Other
>>35962065>Go assist Delta.
>>35962065>>Go check out the mystery contacts.Split up.
>>35962065>Go check out the mystery contacts.
>>35962065>Go check out the mystery contacts.given our history with unknown contacts we should go see what it is
>>35962065>Go check out the mystery contacts.What's in the box?
>>35962065>Go check out the mystery contacts.The box! The box!
Hey I caught my first live thread. Hey Merc I know this is its own separate campaign, but you gotta, somewhere down the line, have Karla realize that Blaze, Nagase, and Grimm survived. If you think about it, if Karla got out of the hospital sooner and rejoined them, she could have become one of the Demons of Razgriz.>>35962065>Go check out the mystery contacts.
>>35962065>Go check out the mystery contacts.>>35962102WHAT'S IN THE FUCKING BOX?!
>>35962065>>Go check out the mystery contacts.Amy's well suited to ground support.
>>35962150Who gets the box? vat's in the box? How much is vat's in the box vorth?
>>35962203The new one just came out.
>>35962233I know, I'm watching it right now
>>35962150"So I left, but I took a souvenir: Her pretty. Little. Head."
>>35962259Just finished it myself. I'm happy, yet sad I have to wait another year.
>>35962299Hellsing Ultimate Abridged
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>35962065"So what do you say, Stripes? Mystery box?" You ask."I like the way you think, Valk." Lara chuckles. "Loki, we'll go recon those mystery contacts. Keep an eye out for us.""Copy that. Good luck, Bravo."With that, your flight turns northward. Up ahead, there were a number of smaller islands. While none of them held anything of value, they were all just large enough that they could mask something from being spotted both visually and by radar. It also didn't help that there was a huge wall of fog still stubbornly resisting the rays of the sun, reducing visibility. "Huh, I wonder what could be down there." You muse."Hopefully a false alarm." Lilian says."Pffffft. That means we'd have wasted our time!" Lara snorts. "I'm hoping it's at least something that can put up a fight!""I just hate flying in fog." Amy grumbles.>roll 1d10 (ID check. -1 to skill for fog, so you need a 5 or lower to succeed.)
>>35962299Hellsing Ultimate Abridged.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35962345
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35962345
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>35962345
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>35962345
>>35962291I loved the song choice for the buzzbomb launch!
>>35962345And then you see them, emerging from the fog like wraiths. Ships. Big ones. You can make out at least one full size cruiser, two destroyers, and three frigates. There were also a number of smaller gunboats swarming around them like flies. And they were escorted by what had to be a squadron of F-18 Hornets, and a single Mirage 2000. Directly behind them was another squadron of F-111s, their wings loaded with antiship missiles. So far, they haven't seemed to have noticed you just yet. No doubt they wanted to keep their radars off to avoid detection for as long as possible."Loki, we got multiple enemy contacts! Ships, planes, everything! They got a full fucking naval task force here!" You yell."Copy that, Bravo. The fleet is repositioning to intercept. Pull back until they arrive!">Loki's right, fall back and regroup with the fleet.>Attack while you still have the initiative.>Other
>>35962472>Loki's right, fall back and regroup with the fleet.RUN FOR IT!
>>35962472>>Loki's right, fall back and regroup with the fleet.I don't think we actually have the initiative here.
>>35962472>>Attack while you still have the initiative.A single run on the F-111s before we bug out.
>>35962472>>Loki's right, fall back and regroup with the fleet.Yeah...I don't really like the odds of this.
>>35962472>>Loki's right, fall back and regroup with the fleet.
>>35962472>Loki's right, fall back and regroup with the fleet.
>>35962472> Attack while you still have the initiativeOne high-speed pass on the F-111s, then see if we can't plant a bomb in the cruiser's VLS on the way out.
>>35962472>Other If we have any UGB left dump them onto the cruiser from a dive then run as fast as possible
>>35962472>AttackTarget the F -111s. The fewer vampires incoming, the happier the fleet will be.
>>35962472>Attack while you still have the initiative.
>>35962472>Attack while you still have the initiative.Bushwhack the ace before he knows he's in a fight.
>>35962472>Attack while you still have the initiative.The one that you won't see will get you.We're the unseen right now
>>35962472"Loki's right, we need to pull back." You say."Awwwww, but-" Lara whines."Valkyrie is right." Lilian cuts her off. "Prudence is the best course of action here.""I got dibs on that cruiser when we come back." Amy says.Your flight immediately breaks from your current course, executing a quick 180 degree turn before flying back to the relative safety of the allied fleet. Already, you could see both ship formations trading missile fire. However, since both sides were armed with CIWS, neither were making any significant headway. The allied fleet was a similar composition to the enemy squadron, with one cruiser, four destroyers, and one frigate. They were covered by a full squadron of Estovakian MiG-21s and MiG-31s. Your forces had slightly better fighter and ship strength, but lacked any serious antiship firepower."Bravo, prepare for a full naval assault!" Loki says. "Multiple ships, fighters, and attack craft incoming! Choose your targets carefully. Remember, we need to defend our own fleet as much as we need to destroy the enemy!">Engage the escort fighters.>Engage the F-111s.>Engage the ships.>Other
>>35962744>>Engage the escort fighters.The MiGs can take the F-111s.
>>35962744>Engage the F-111s.
>>35962472>Attack while you still have the initiative.Seriously, is there any good reason NOT to do this?
>>35962744>>Engage the F-111s.These guys need to go.
>>35962744>Engage the escort fighters.If the regular AShMs aren't doing much, a few F-111 isn't gonna do jack squat.
>>35962744>Engage the ships.We chose a ground pounder loadout for this mission. We should use it.
>>35962744>Engage the F-111s.Their antiship missiles are the biggest threat
>>35962744>Engage the escort fighters.
>>35962744>Engage the F -111sThe anti-ship missiles are the biggest threat they have right now.
>>35962744>Engage the escort fighters.The F-111s aren't going to be a threat
>>35962744>Engage the escort fighters.Let's get that ace.
>>35962744>>Engage the ships.
>>35962839HMS Sheffield would say hi, but it's too busy being a shipwreck thanks to getting hit by a missile like the ones the F -111s are carrying.
>>35962744>>Engage the F-111s.take out the strike planes, they are the anti-ship threat
Reading this always makes me want to write something>Engage the F-111s
>>35962893The Sheffield didn't have its defenses up, nor did it see the planes coming.
>>35962893Everything would say hi, but apparently F-111s magically make AShMs better than Shipborne AShMs.
>>35962946To a certain extent, they do. Nothing really effective for anything other than coming at odd angles at odd times.
>>35962744>Engage the escort fighters.Kill or be killed
>>35962744"How about some Aardvark hunting?" You propose."Would've preferred the Hornets, but a plane is a plane!" Lara agrees. "Amy, you don't do too well with planes, so try picking off some of those boats.""Roger." Amy grunts as her Warthog drops altitude.Meanwhile, the Fishbeds shoot ahead to engage the Hornets while the Foxhounds unleash their first volley of long range missiles. The Hornets immediately break up their formation, and most of the incoming missiles lose their track, with only 1 Hornet being downed. However, it prevents the Hornets from being able to fire off a preemptive salvo of their own against the Fishbeds and soon enough both squadrons end up knife fighting each other.With the Hornets occupied, you, Lara, and Lilian shoot forward to intercept the F-111s. It was imperative that you stopped them before they could get into firing range.>roll 2d10 (AtA roll. You need a 6 or lower to succeed.)
Rolled 9, 3 = 12 (2d10)>>35963054
Rolled 8, 2 = 10 (2d10)>>35963054
Rolled 7, 8 = 15 (2d10)>>35963054
Rolled 8, 9 = 17 (2d10)>>35963054
Rolled 2, 7 = 9 (2d10)>>35963054
Rolled 8, 10 = 18 (2d10)>>35963054
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35963054...
Rolled 6, 7 = 13 (2d10)>>35963054
Rolled 3, 3 = 6 (2d10)>>35963054Wow, the /tg/ dice hate us tonight.
>>35963126That's one plane down, at least
>>35963126What followed was a terrible, terrible and hilarious turn of events
>>35963054Your first missile hits the lead F-111 dead on, causing it to explode brilliantly as the heavy munitions it's carrying are touched off. However, your second missile fails to track and nosedives in the water. Lara and Lilian open up their their own missiles, downing another three Aaardvarks. With their squadron lead down, the remaining Aaardvarks apparently panic and their formation breaks up, interrupting their attack run. "Good job, Bravo! You've just bought us sometime!" Loki says. "Watch out! You have incoming!" One of the Fishbed pilots yells. "One fighter on your six!" "Another Phantom... or are you the same one?" You hear a random voice on the open net right as your target lock warning screams.>Dive>Powerclimb.>Loop>Other
>>35963227>LoopWell we did get a paintjob since the last time....
>>35963227>Dive then level and full thrustLets show these guys the might of raw thrust in American bricks
>>35963227>>DiveFLYING BRICK, USE THAT THRUST. Speed the fuck away.
>>35963227>DiveShow him the true triumph of thrust over aerodynamics
>>35963227>OtherHide in the clouds and fog and get him off.
>>35963227>>Divedive dive dive hit your burners pilot
>>35963298That's what the loop is. You aren't gonna split S over water. At least, not as low as I picture us.
>>35963227>DiveDust this bitch
>>35962991Don't comment if you have no idea what you're saying.
>>35963399You get more distance because of the launch platform, but that isn't applicable in this situation. You can launch them at different angles than the rest of your AShMs and at different distances by flying low over the water. You should be anyways, you'd get swatted out of the sky if you didn't.
>>35963363A loop is not an Immelman. A split-s is not an Immelman. Come on, Anon, you should know this.
>>35963447The loop that Merc is speaking of isn't a full loop, it's an Immelman to turn to face the guy. At least, that's how I'm reading it.
>>35963465Don't worry, Merc has no idea what he's writing about so it doesn't matter.
>>35963465They're two separate maneuvers that I'm reasonably sure Merc knows about. A loop is not an Immelman.
Rolled 1, 3, 1 = 5 (3d10)>>35963227Rolling for Lancer.(cont)
>>35963494Merc, I hate you and your bullshit rolling so much.
>>35963494god damnit Merc put away the loaded dice
>>35963494Wow fuck you dice.
>>35963494Well we're fucked. Soo glad we're in a flying brick now.
>>35963494Ouch. That sucks.
>>35963494Well>>35963492Of course it isn't. I'm pretty sure the loop is meant to be an Immelman, as there's no real reason for the loop unless he's right behind us, which I don't think he is.
>>35963494god damn it
>>35963528'On our six' means he's behind us, yes. That's why I'm repeating that a loop and Immelman are different - because a loop is a valid option right now.
>>35963494Well, the quest was fun while it lasted.
>>35963494You immediately nose down and hit your afterburners, gaining a sudden and massive boost in speed. You briefly break the lock, but you can tell the Mirage is diving as well to try and keep up with you. Surprisingly enough, he manages to stay just in enough distance to maintain missile lock on you, which is certainly not good for you. Well, your low altitude limited your options, and if pure speed couldn't get you out of this, you'd have to try something a bit crazier.>Immelman and try to hit him head on.>Try to use one of the nearby islands to break his line of sight.>Fly straight through the enemy fleet. He wouldn't crazy enough to follow you in there.>Other
>>35963583>>Fly straight through the enemy fleet. He wouldn't crazy enough to follow you in there.FUCK YEAH ACE COMBAAT
>>35963583>Immelman and try to hit him head-on
>>35963583>>Immelman and try to hit him head on.Time to joust.>>35963580By right behind is I mean RIGHT BEHIND US. Not 7 miles back.
>>35963583>Fly straight through the enemy fleet. He wouldn't crazy enough to follow you in there.Fortune favours the Bold! The Dice Gods, however, do not...
>>35963583>Immelman and try to hit him head on.
>>35963583>>Fly straight through the enemy fleet. He wouldn't crazy enough to follow you in there.Propah Ace Combat.
>>35963583>Try to use one of the nearby islands to break his line of sight.
>>35963583>>Immelman and try to hit him head on.
>>35963598>Fly straight through the enemy fleet. He wouldn't crazy enough to follow you in there.This is advanced crazy!
>>35963583>hold down L and R Trigger for High G Turn, Spam Missilesuh, I mean >Immelman and try to hit him head on.
>>35963631Fuck off Assault Horizon, no one likes you.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35963583>>Fly straight through the enemy fleet. He wouldn't crazy enough to follow you in there.
>>35963583>Fly straight through the enemy fleet. He wouldn't crazy enough to follow you in there.
>>35963583>Fly straight through the enemy fleet. He wouldn't crazy enough to follow you in there.>crashing this fleet, with no survivors
>>35963651It had a few good qualities too it, but on the whole it was pretty bad.The chase sequences or w/e were fun at times.And the Shinden 2 is my favorite plane in the entire series.Other than that yeah I didn't care for it much.
>>35963608I'm not going to bother any more short of this - give a QM a modicum of 'benefit of the doubt' that he might, actually, mean what he says.
>>35963721IF I USE DOGFIGHT MODE WILL YOU DIE
>>35963740IT WOULD BE EXTREMELY PAINFUL
>>35963740it would be very dangerous
>>35963780YOU'RE A TGT_LEAD
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35963740... GOOD LUCK WITH THAThere have a d10 to see if the dice gods would feel merciful upon you
Rolled 6, 8, 10 = 24 (3d10)>>35963583Well, if the normal ways of shaking your opponent didn't work, then that just meant you had to resort to doing something totally STUPID AND CRAZY. Now, normally, over the ocean, you really didn't have a lot of ground cover. But in this particular situation, there were a lot of conveniently place ships right there you could use as bullet and missilestops. Plus, with all the bullets and missiles said ships were spitting out themselves, no sane pilot in their right mind would try to follow you in. So, with that in mind you pull hard on your stick, bringing your Phantom in line with the enemy fleet. >roll 1d10 (ACM roll. You need a 5 or lower to succeed.)>Lancer will attempt to follow you, but he gets an additional +3 to his final roll because NOPENOPENOPE.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35963873
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>35963873
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35963873
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35963873
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35963873
>>35963875thanks anon, you ruined a crit success
>>35963875We just died.
>>35963875>>35963879>>35963883WHY! WHY GOD WHY!
>>35963883Well it's certainly better than a 10.
>>35963875>>35963879PFFT... so the dice gods are not sure if they want to kill us or save us for their amusement
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35963875STOP ROLLING YOU STUPID CUNT
>>35963915Because the dice gods hate us and Mercs systems are ridiculously crit heavy.
Man fuck our dice tonightThis is going to be like that Falynn thread all over again isn't it...
>>35963873>>Lancer will attempt to follow you, but he gets an additional +3 to his final roll because NOPENOPENOPE.>loading the dice even more
We need some Vala luck up in here.
>>35963953Adding to a roll is bad.
>>35963953Remember, lower is better here
>>35963873You quickly make a beeline for one of the destroyers, flying perpendicular to it and flying just over its aft portion. The moment you pass it, you barrel roll to the put the ship in between you and your pursuer. Unfortunately, the destroyer was also blocking your view of gunboat right on the other side of it, and your entire plane shudders as your left wing clips the top of the boat, shearing off a good portion of it.>Your plane has suffered 3 damage! 9hp remaining.Thankfully, even with about a quarter of your left wing gone, your Phantom was still flying, thought a bit tilted now. Also, you were still right smack dab in the middle of the enemy fleet. You're painfully aware of the CIWS turrets turning to try and track you, but one of the benefits to being in the middle of the hornets' next was that they couldn't get a clear lock on you without risking hitting each other.Also, you realize that up ahead, you can see the enemy cruiser, which looked much MUCH larger at this altitude...>Pull up and bug out!>Make an attack run on the cruiser.>Other
>>35964025>>Make an attack run on the cruiser.
>>35964025>>Make an attack run on the cruiser.Lets do it.
>>35964025>Make an attack run on the cruiser.NO GUTS NO GLORY!
>>35964025>Make an attack run on the cruiser.We got UGBs for a reason
>>35964025>Make an attack run on the cruiser.we still have our UGM,s UGBs and DAKKADAKKADAKKA>>35963991>>35963968except merc doesn't do that properly, so +3 is a positive modifier for him, meaning its really -3, he does the same with us when we have negative modifiers, always says they are +X when they should be -X
>>35964025>>Make an attack run on the cruiser.booom
>>35964025>>Make an attack run on the cruiser.This is how I usually do it.
>>35964025>Attack run on cruiser
>>35964062>always says they are +X when they should be -Xderp, other way around, see >>35962345>>roll 1d10 (ID check. -1 to skill for fog, so you need a 5 or lower to succeed.)for an example
>>35964106>>roll 1d10 (ID check. -1 to SKILL for fog, so you need a 5 or lower to succeed.)In this case, the negative meant a debuff to our ID skill, taking it from 6 to 5
>>35964062There's a distinction when I say "plus or minus to skill" or "plus or minus to roll". The former means you apply the changes to the actual skill rating, which is easy to do if you have a reference. However, since Lancer's stats are hidden, the better option for him is to just add to the roll afterwards.
Two things I'm hoping to figure out by the end of this mission.1. Where should we put a kill marker for a cruiser on our plane?2. How much money is a cruiser worth?
>>359642541. Where ever the fuck we want.2. Lots
>>359642541. Wherever we want.2. Not enough. We need more kills.
>>35964270Maybe try and find out the name of the ship then put a big old slash through it.
Do pilots still do kill makers these days? If they dont we should bring it back
Crap, now we need a name for our Phantom...Spooky?
>>35964358they dothey just don't make kills anymore
Rolled 2, 9, 2 = 13 (3d10)>>35964025You flip off the safeties for everything. EVERYTHING. You're really not sure where the weakspot for the cruiser is, so you use the bridge as your reference point, carefully nosing your craft in line with it as you try to ignore the increasingly heavy AA fire coming your way. >roll 5d10. Order goes from Missiles -> Guns -> Bombs
Rolled 7, 8, 10, 3, 9 = 37 (5d10)>>35964392
Rolled 2, 2, 2, 3, 2 = 11 (5d10)>>35964392Here comes the SNOW!
Rolled 7, 1, 5, 3, 3 = 19 (5d10)>>35964392
Rolled 3, 6, 3, 4, 10 = 26 (5d10)>>35964392
Rolled 8, 5, 5, 8, 4 = 30 (5d10)>>35964392
Rolled 2, 7, 1, 5, 8 = 23 (5d10)>>35964392All of them?
Rolled 8, 6, 1, 8, 7 = 30 (5d10)>>35964392Here we go
>>35964409Tactical Snow Inbound
>>35964409armchair what the fuck are those quads.I LOVE IT
>>35964409FUUUUUCCKKK YEEEEAAAAHHH!!!!TWO FOR FUCKING TWO!
Rolled 9, 6, 8, 7, 4 = 34 (5d10)>>35964392
>>35964409ARMCHAIR WHAT IN FUCK COMERADEWHAT IS WITH YOUR ROLLS
Rolled 9, 2, 2, 2, 4 = 19 (5d10)>>35964409Holy fuckSnow indeed
>>35964409WHOA! I think we hit it with everything we got!
Rolled 3, 2, 9, 7, 6 = 27 (5d10)>>35964392
>>35964409HERE COMES THE SNOW CONFIRMED FOR MAXIMUM DAMAGE
>>35964409Its offical, our plane needs to have snow or a reference to snow in its nameMaybe the Belkan Blizzard
>>35964478I like it.>>35964493Weeb plz go.
>>35964506>Weeb plz go.Mate, look where you are.
>>35964478We are operating in not!Russia after all, snow titles are inevitableSchneesturm perhaps?
>>35964493I vote for thisYukikaze.... unless there's an appropriate German equivalent? Schneesturm?
>>35964478The Winter Valkyrie
>>35964538IF we're not!Russia.... метель? cнег?
Hmm...Do you think Karla ever watched that Documentary with Bret Thompson, You know "Warriors and the Belkan War"?
>>35964478Maybe the Ice Cold Bitch too
>>35964570I think a lot of people interested in military aviation have seen it.
>>35964478Dr. Freeze>Let's kick some ice!
>>35964587Chill bro, you might get the cold treatment with that idea.
>>35964587no please, the cold puns are shitand Valkyrie's are already winter themed
>>35964587Go ice yourself
>>35964478Schnee Dämon? Schnee Hexen?What? We have a demon lord? Snow demon? Ice Witch?
>>35964640Or how about "Ice Bitch"?
>>35964640Why not snow? Auf Deutsch? Schnee ist gut.
>>35964657In English? I mean in German it just comes off Schnee Hunde I think..
>>35964681No, that's what our enemies and rivals call us."You know, that Ice Bitch!"
>>35964607>>35964610>>35964634>I'm afraid that my condition has left me cold to your pleas of mercy.
>>35964392You line up your shot, despite the fact that you can clearly see 2 CIWS turrets swiveling around to meet you. First you fire off a pair of missiles. They home in on the cruiser and strike at the base of the bridge tower. At this point, the vulcans starting opening and you can feel your plane shudder as bullets tear into it. >3 damage inflicted! 6hp remaining.However, you keep level, only nosing up to rake the bridge itself with cannon fire. You can see the windows shatter and the interior spark and flash as bullets tear through and ricochet throughout the interior. Finally, as you begin to pull up to avoid crashing into the cruiser itself, you release a pair of UGBs You're not sure if it was a lucky hit, or if your bombs just happened to drop into the holes your missiles opened up. Regardless, as your Phantom climbs for altitude, your fighter is briefly engulfed with flame, light, and smoke as pieces ship are tossed everywhere. Once you reach a moderately safe height, you level out and invert to get a good look below you and gasp at what you see.Whatever you did, it managed to cause enough catastrophic damage to the cruiser that it had literally snapped in two. Secondary explosions ripple across the deck as stored missiles and munitions are set off. You can also see little orange specks as men flee the sinking halves of the ship.Meanwhile, the rest of the ships abruptly stop firing and the remaining fighters flee the area.(cont)
>>35964744"All units, cease fire! I repeat, cease fire! The enemy fleet has announced its intentions to surrender!" Loki says happily. "Good job, Bravo Four! That was excellent flying there!""Holy shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!" Lara bursts out in laughter. "What was the craziest flying I've ever seen.""That was my kill..." Amy grumbled. "...but that was some good shooting.""I'm surprised you're still in one piece." Lilian says, a bit concerned. "You're not hurt, are you?"You quickly pat yourself down to check for any bullet or shrapnel penetration. However, you don't see any blood, nor do you feel any pain other than the aches from high-G maneuvers, so you assume you're fine."I'm good. My plane could use a touch up, though.""Bravo, I know you're tired, but I'm picking up a single unknown contact moving away from the main island. You're closest to it, so can you intercept?" Loki asks."Sure thing, Loki." Lara says. "Valk, your bird's chewed up pretty bad. Maybe you should head back to base?">Nah, I'm still good to fly.>Yeah, I think I'll head back.>Other
>>35964767>>Nah, I'm still good to fly.We've got support, we should be fine.
>>35964767>Nah, I'm still good to fly.
>>35964767>>Yeah, I think I'll head back.
>>35964767>Nah, I'm still good to fly
>>35964767>Nah, I'm still good to fly.Probably the Generals NOPEing the fuck out
>>35964767>Nah, I'm still good to fly.We'll just hang back and cover. Support all the way, no more heroics
>>35964767>>Nah, I'm still good to fly.I'll just fly on Amy's wing.
>>35964767>>Nah, I'm still good to fly.Any warning lights going off? If no, keep going. Phantom's a tough old bird.
>>35964767>>Nah, I'm still good to fly.we can cover the others and spot them, but we shouldn't engage ourself
>>35964767>>Nah, I'm still good to fly.
>>35964767>>Yeah, I think I'll head back.we have 6 HP left. lets headback
>>35964767>>Nah, I'm still good to fly.Let's take this clown downtown!
>Nah, I'm still good to fly.
>>35964767You quickly check your instruments and panels. Sure, there were a few beeping lights that normally wouldn't be beeping, but otherwise you didn't see any "PLANE WILL FALL OUT THE SKY AT ANY TIME" warnings, so you figured things were fine. The Phantom was a tough bird, after all."Nah, I'm still good to fly." You say. "I promise I'll take it easy, though.""All right, as long as you're aware." Lilian responds.As the four of you head over to intercept the unknown contact, you start picking up some odd traffic on the open net."Damnit, Lancer, where are you going! Form up with my plane and protect me! What do you think I pay you for!?""Sorry, Colonel. Judging from all the men I lost, and the fact that you've lost your mines and your headquarters, we've determined you don't have the ability to pay our fees anymore. The numbers just don't add up." You hear a vaguely familiar voice over the channel. "This concludes our contract. Best of luck to you, Colonel.""Damn you, Lancer! You'll pay for this! I swear, when I find you-""I'd be more worried about those four bandits on your tail. Goodbye, Colonel."The transmission cuts off."Ooooh, sounds to me like somebody is totally buttblasted over losing." Lara laughs."I can only assume that the rebel leader is on that plane." Lilian says. Sure enough, as you get closer, you can see a small, private jet, not so different from the kind you used to fly. It was making best speed to the mainland, but there was simply no way it could outrun four military grade fighters."Unidentified craft, this is the Bravo One of Artemis Defense, working in conjunction with Estovakian government. You are suspected of carrying rebel personnel. Correct your course to the one we are transmitting, or we will shoot you down."However, you get no response, and the plane keeps flying straight.>Shoot them down.>Give a warning shot.>Other
>>35965043>>Give a warning shot.
>>35964741Snow down boy, you don't know what icy comments are about to snowball on you.
>>35965043>>Give a warning shot
>>35965043>Give a warning shot.
>>35965043>Give a warning shot.Bet capturing the colonel will get us a nice bonus
>>35965043>Give a warning shot.with Amy's Gau-8
>>35965043>>Give a warning shot.>>OtherPut some holes in the wing. That should be enough to show we're serious.
>>35965043>Fire a warning shot while the others move to intercept
>>35965043>Give a warning shot.GAU-8 warning?
>>35965043>OtherBOUNCEIT HAS ONLY FAILED US 1 OF 50 TIMES
>>35965095Reminder, there's no kill like overkill.
>>35965043Can't we fly up and lightly bump them?To establish Dominance
A quick lesson on flying for those of you who don't know.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP277n_mDUc
>>35965043>Give a warning shotMake sure to use the GAU-8
>>35965043"Amy, can you please 'encourage' them to listen to us?""Gladly." Amy giggles maliciously as her Warthog pulls ahead of the plane a bit. She hits a little rudder to put her nose at a diagonal angle across the plane's flightpath and lets loose a burst of vulcan fire. It was hard not to notice the stream of tracers filling up your windshield.>roll 1d10 (AIR roll. +1 to skill for BRRRRT, so you need a 6 or lower).
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35965293
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35965293
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35965293Amy you motherfucker
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35965302
>>35965302>>35965305>>35965318So... does this mean we accidentally gunned them down or something?
>>35965302>>35965305>>35965318Well Amy we didn't need our wings anyway.
>>35965302>>35965305>>35965318We are so dead, might as well eject immediately instead of manuvering
>>35965302>>35965305>>35965318Did we just shoot them down.
>>35965328Or the plane shows it's true colours.
>>35965199>dat refuelingTruly this man is a great pilot
>>35965328It means Amy aimed a bit too close to us
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35965302>>35965305>>35965318seriously?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>35965293amy pls
>>35965043>"This concludes our contract. Best of luck to you Colonel"Goddamit Khint, stay in your own game with your stupid magic sword
>>35965302>>35965305>>35965318This is why I hate fucking rolling for everything.
>>35965407I kind of get what you're saying. There's no reason for a roll in this situation, it was supposed to be a warning shot...
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35965407Yeah, something as simple as a warning shot should be an automatic action we don't have to roll for, kind of fucking stupid to fail it only because we have to roll for something we shouldn't.
>>35965293However, a few seconds after Amy lets loose her burst, the plane suddenly pitches over, diving nosefirst towards the water."Amy, what the fuck did you did do?!" You yell."I didn't anything!" Amy says in a panic. "I didn't even touch him!""No... that's a controlled dive." Lilian says sadly. "It looks like they've made their choice.""Stupid bastards..." Lara scowls.The four of you watch helplessly as the plane slams into the water at full speed, the fuselage shattering like glass at the impact. You really doubted anybody could have survived that, but... well... you had to try anyways."Loki, this is Bravo. Unidentified plane just went down in the water at our position. Recommend you send search and rescue ASAP.""Roger that, Bravo."The four of you circle around the crash site for another half hour until rescue crews arrive on the scene. Once the allied forces had the area under control, you were given the all clear to return to base."Shit.... what would make them do something like that?" Amy asks. "Perhaps they feared arrest more than death." Lilian suggested."Or they were just freaking idiots." Lara seethed. "He took the coward's way out. Should've just accepted what was coming to him.">I don't think it's that simple, Lara.>Yeah, you're right. Total coward.>Other
>>35965456>I don't think it's that simple, Lara.
>>35965456>>I don't think it's that simple, Lara.Something Something CONSPIRACY!!!!
>>35965456>>OtherThere's no way to tell now. No point in speculating.
>>35965456>>I don't think it's that simple, Lara.
>>35965456>>I don't think it's that simple, Lara.Nothing in life ever is.
>>35965456>I don't think it's that simple, Lara.He probably had info crucial to the rebel war effort, and decided death was preferable to the Stovies' "enhanced interrogation" techniques
>>35965456Seconding >>35965478Leave that shit for the squirrels
>>35965503That or he had a cunning plan to escape! Involving submarines, sexy sailors and a guy who is totally not!Liquid Snake Spy extraordinaire
>Yeah, you're right. Total coward.
>>35965456"I don't think it's that simple, Lara." You sigh. "Besides, it's not like any of us can know what they were thinking, right? No point in speculating.""I guess you're right." Lara sighs. "Anyways, remember that Mirage 2000 that tried to jump you? I could've sworn I've seen it before. Did you recognize it?">Not really. >Maybe...?>Yeah, he was part of that bomber wave we intercepted.>Other
>>35965652>Not really. Naaaah.
>>35965652>Maybe...?>Was a little busy at that time, you know?
>>35965666I like this
>>35965652>>Maybe...?It didn't really have any paint jobs, emblems or insignias that REALLY stand out.
>>35965652>Yeah, he was part of that bomber wave we intercepted.Maybe he's a secret admirer?
>>35965652>Maybe...?Man, if we were face-to-face with Lara we could mess with her by doing the Peko-chan face.
>>35965652>>Yeah, he was part of that bomber wave we intercepted.
>>35965652>Maybe...?>Yeah, he was part of that bomber wave we intercepted.
>>35965652>I think I shot down his wingman during the bomber raid.
So assuming that Cipher's appearance last thread was all in Karla's head, why did HE appear? What does Galm 1 represent to her?
>>35965939Anger over her lost father?
>>35965986HOLY SHITinsane speculation timeThat Su-whatever it was that saved us was our father's bird.
>>35966004Our father was Strangereal's version of Andrew Waltfeld?
>>35965939Cipher is the Demon of the Goddamned Round Table. Every Belkan pilot has an innate fear of what he would do if he faced them down.You know the "OH SHIT" moment you get when you're playing a game, doing pretty well, and you realize that you have lost and there's nothing you can do to change it? That one moment when you understand that every advantage you had was about to be completely flipped against you and used to screw your ass to the wall?That's what Karla felt.
>>35966004So that Tiger Su was telling us to let it go?
>>35965939The fear that there's someone out there who she can't beat, and will have no qualms killing her
>>35966023The Flanker pilot was Elsa?
>>35965652"...maybe?" You say uncertainly, trying to dig back in your memory. "I was little busy at the time, you know? Trying not to get shot down.""Huh, figures. It's just the way he seemed to go specifically after you. I think you might just have an admirer!" Lara giggles."Ooooooooh." Amy joins in. "Is this a budding romance in the air?""Seriously guys, stop it." You sigh. Thankfully, before they can push the subject any further, you're interrupted by the traffic control tower giving you clearance to land."Welcome home, Bravo. Good job out there."<<MISSION ACCOMPLISHED>>KILLSAA gun: 200 x 8 = 1600IFV: 300 x 6 = 1800APC: 100 x 2 = 200F-111: 400 x 1 = 400Cruiser: 3000 x 1 = 3000TOTAL: 7000TOTAL FUNDS: 12,700---The landing is a bit rough, and you can feel things in your fighting jostling around when they really shouldn't be. You're pretty sure that you'd get a stern talking to by Smokey after he's through with the plane. Of course, he gives you a venomous look when you park the Phantom in the hangar."What in the FLYING HELLS did you do to lose that much wing?!" Smokey angrily points to your Phantom's damaged wing."I accidentally clipped a ship." You say in your best deadpan tone. "Terribly inconvenient.""Agh, it's pilots like you that are gonna be the death of me!" Smokey grumbles. "Now go on, get outta here! We've got a lot of work to do thanks to you!"Smokey shoves you out of the hangar and slams the door behind you, leaving you out in the cold air. "Hey, Karla, we're going to be heading to the club to get some drinks!" Lara nudges your shoulder. "Wanna come with?">Sure, why not.>Actually, I want to check in on my Mom.>Actually, I need to talk to my Uncle about something.>I want to stop by the store, first.>Other
>>35966022I wonder what Cipher is up to. Its been like 20 some odd years since Zero right?
>>35966054>Actually, I need to talk to my Uncle about something.
>>35966054>>Actually, I want to check in on my Mom.>>Actually, I need to talk to my Uncle about something.Both of them, right now. FAMILY TIME
>>35966054>Sure, why not.Uncle?I want to know more, but at the same time I want to go to Merc drinking parties.
>>35966054>>Actually, I need to talk to my Uncle about something.I don't think he's been introduced yet.
>>35966054>Actually, I need to talk to my Uncle about something.I guess we can shop next time.
>>35966054>>Actually, I want to check in on my Mom.>>Actually, I need to talk to my Uncle about something.Family
>>35966075Last time Karla was there, she was drunk under the table. Luckily she wasn't ganged up by Bravo squadron.I'd like to delay that until we can talk with FAMILY
>>35966054>>Actually, I need to talk to my Uncle about something.
>>35966085Can we actually even afford the things we want (i.e. Falcon, Europlanes, etc.)? I know we probably have enough to get something.
>>35966117Not for another 2k
>>35966117Weapon licenses maybe.
>>35966054>Actually, I need to talk to my Uncle about something.No talking to Mom. We've got enough problems with her as it is.
Reminder we are going for best planefu
>>35966157Too early for that man.Besides, the rest of the thread might disagree with you on that.
>>35966157>Black Widow>Not F-15 ACTIVEConfirmed for pleb
>>35966157good man>>35966171>>35966191>>35966196Stop hatin', it'll be a vote we'll lose anyways.
>>35966054>>Actually, I want to check in on my Mom.
>>35966234Hmmm, dat sexy sexy Tomcat-chan~
>>35966234>Implying we're stopping at mid-tierTomcats are the Razgriz' thing anyways, we need a plane that we can really call our own, and the ACTIVE's as good a choice as any right now
>>35966196>implying F-15 ACTIVE stands a chance against a 5th gen
>>35966299We matched a Raptor, piloted by one of Artemis' best pilots, in a fucking Double UglyScrew 5th gens, we can sodomize an entire air force with the ACTIVE
>>35966299Implying we won't get an EAGLE PLUS
>>35966298>>35966299Active a shit. How bout this?
>>35966054"Actually, I need to talk to my Uncle about something." You shake your head. "I'll come by later when I'm done.""Well, don't take too long, then! Gotta toast the girl of the hour, you know!" Lara grins and punches you lightly in the shoulder before shuffling off.Meanwhile, you head towards the admit building. International calls, especially from military bases, required a specific process to go through. Thankfully, you don't have to fill out too much paperwork, and you're placed in a secure room you can call from. You dial in your uncle's phone number."Andrew Weiss, speaking.""Uncle? It's me, Karla." You say."KARLA!" You briefly have to pull your ear away from the receiver. "How are you doing, little niece? How is Artemis treating you?""How do you know that? I never told you." You blink."Karla, it is my business to know these things!" Uncle laughs.Right. Uncle used to be an intelligence officer during the Belkan War, until he quit and joined the Belkan Security Bureau when the war ended. But really, he just had the same job, but with a different name. He helped take care of you and Mom after Dad went MIA, and you pretty much considered him a surrogate father. Unlike Mom, he was much more understanding of your life choices.(cont)
>>35966363"Yeah, well, I just realized it's been a while since we talked. Just wanted to see what was going on.""Oh, same boring old thing." Uncle says. "Hunting down Gray Men remnants, and staring down Osean agents at the border while they stare back at me. Routine things. How about you?""Oh, you know, flying planes, blowing stuff up, getting paid for it. Usual PMC stuff.""Still, I'm a bit surprised you'd sign up with a PMC. I figured you were too patriotic for that.""I don't really owe Osea any allegiance, and Belka's air force is practically nonexistent." You roll your eyes. "What choice did I have?""True, true." Uncle's voice then takes a more conspiratorial tone. "But that is not all that you wanted to talk about, no?">No, I was just checking up on you.>Actually, do you know anything about a Flanker with tiger stripes?>Other
>>35966386>Actually, do you know anything about a Flanker with tiger stripes?>>35966358Not a bad choice, but we gotta aim high, go for a prototype plane, not a mookjet
>>35966386>Actually, do you know anything about a Flanker with tiger stripes?
>>35966386>>Actually, do you know anything about a Flanker with tiger stripes?
>>35966386>Actually, do you know anything about a Flanker with tiger stripes?In before it's her father.
>>35966358a shitGets rekt by Vipers all day, only thing it had going for it was the HMDS.No fuel>>35966386>>Actually, do you know anything about a Flanker with tiger stripes?
I hope we get come enemy intel/propaganda to see what the rebels have taken to calling us.Time for name drops: "The Blizzard"
>>35966386>Actually, do you know anything about a Flanker with tiger stripes?WALTFELD
>>35966408That's too obvious...right?
>>35966386>>Actually, do you know anything about a Flanker with tiger stripes?DADDY?! I kinda want Karla to have daddy issues, so that the rest of the pilots can make light fun out of her.
>>35966434>implying it won't be the ValkyrieWe buzzed low past the cruiser, all those crewmen probably saw our markings clearly.
>>35966434>She of the White Wings
>>35966458>Lady of Death has arrived!
>>35966478>Chooser of the Slain!
>>35966401Prototype plane, you say?>http://acecombat.wikia.com/wiki/F-15_S/MT_Eagle%2B
>>35966511Fuck off Eagle fag. Gen 4.5 sucks.
>>35966386>Actually, do you know anything about a Flanker with tiger stripes?>Other"Have you heard anything about what the Estovakian Rebels were doing that would cause their leadership to commit suicide by plane crash rather than surrender?"
>>35966401>>35966511What are the odds we get shot down, captured, escape and STEAL a superior plane?
>>35966539Bad enough that I don't want to try.
>>35966538You know. I kind of want to know about the Colonel guy. Was he the type to kill himself?
>>35966511I'm pretty sure it's too early for that. Last time I checked, the Falken is the only COFFIN-equiped plane in existence during 2016
>>35966539>steal a superior plane>not steal a Biafra Baby to escape>isthisbelkanserious.gif>>35966577Ah man, well, it was fun while it lasted.>>35966534No hatin' now
>>35966567>Was he the type to kill himself?Since people don't want to ask the Intel spook family member an intel question, I guess we won't ever know.
>>35966602Hey now, that doesn't mean we can't nick a Falken when we defect from Artemis because they're the BBEPMC.
>>35966633This isn’t Electrosphere.
>>35966658What are the chances Artemisand Grundr/General Resources are related??>>35966630Can we just settle with an ADLER?
>>35966386"Actually, do you know anything about a Flanker with tiger stripes?" You ask.Uncle is deathly silent, which is a first for you. "...Uncle?""Where did you see this plane?" Uncle asks."I kind of just saw it around." You say vaguely. "Why are you so concerned about it?""That is the same pattern your father's squadron used." Uncle says. Huh, now that you think about it, Uncle had always been rather tight lipped when it came to your father. At first you suspected that, like Mom, he was having a hard time dealing with the loss. But now, you began to suspect it was something else."Uncle, what aren't you telling me...?""I can't say this over the phone. Let me know when you return to Oured. We can meet in person then. Until then, little niece."And then the phone clicks as he hangs up.That was... incredibly odd. Encounters with spectral planes, the possible appearance of your father's plane, and Uncle being extremely tight lipped about everything?Now you really could use a fucking drink.>And that's all for tonight! As I've said before, I will not be running this weekend due to Veterans' Day plans. I will start running again on Tuesday, November 11, which will be a PJ Witches thread. The next ACQ thread will start on the following Friday and we'll be back to our regular questing schedule!
>>35966658No but it is Artemis we're talking about here
>>35966737>it was our father's planeTotally called it!
>>35966737Thanks for the thread, Merc.I hope the Snow comes next time, too.
>>35966737Thanks for running, Merc!
>>35966737Thanks Merc. Hope Smokey doesn't eat our head off because of the Ugly's condition.
>>35966769Armchair Snow Cmdr.
>>35966769Armchair, if you keep bringing the snow, I think we'll do just fine in this quest..
>>35966817Why not General Winter while you're at it?
>>35966855Because Better Dead than Red
>>35966737>PJ Witches>On Armistice DaySo...WW1 Special, then?
>>35966892>WW1 SpecialPierce as a Lafayette Pilot?
>>35966769I don't know, the Snow only really comes when it's:>1. A multiroll dice roll>2. Firing everything at everyone
>>35966434They say her cold gaze channels the power of the Belkan North
>>35966954That's because the Snow knows when it's most dramatic.
>>35966954THE SNOW confirmed for MUH CROSS MISS I'LL MASSACRE
>>35966954Agreed. We save it for times of great need.
>>35966975... and that her missiles are guided by the souls of the fallen who have pledged allegiance to her cause. All we know is, she's called the St-eerrr, Valkyrie!
>>35966975And that she was born from the Razgriz' frozen wombAll we know is, she's called The Valkyrie
>>35966975And her plane never stops firing ALL the missiles despite being damaged...
>>35966975... and that she once shot down five Yuke fighters while suffering from a hangover. All we know is, she's called Roy--err, Valkyrie!
For you YF-23 lovershttp://www.flixhouse.com/movie/web-secrecy-black-widow-ii-declassified/
>>35966737Good thread, Merc!