Archive>The story so far: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Shadows%20of%20Zeon>Current list of crew members and assets: http://pastebin.com/rXpM2eFu>Optional Sidesmut Pt 1: http://pastebin.com/PFjU8efe>Optional Sidesmut Pt 2: http://pastebin.com/2vbLjgkMNormal Runtime>Fridays and Saturdays, 10pm UK time (5pm EST; 2pm PST)Twitter>@QMKingofHeartsToday is September 16th, UC 0084. You are Dominic O'Hara: a Commander in the Titans anti-terror organization, squadron leader of the “Grim Guard”, and Executive Officer of the Valkyrie, both of which now operate out of the converted Helium carrier Nagato. "Miss Hacswell has been temporarily relieved," the Titans officer replies with an attitude of mock congeniality. "Something about a shipment of Gundarium intended for the Zeon remnants. But I'd be more than happy to meet with the men and women of the infamous 'Grim Guard'..."You can practically feel your Captain wince. This definitely isn't the way you wanted things to turn out: Titans having any sort of presence on La Vie en Rose is a real problem. The man sneers at you: goofy blue-tinted glasses, a receding hairline, and a white leather holster across his waist... yeah, he's a fucking pantywaist who's been given a position of authority for reasons that probably defy even his knowledge, and thinks it makes him any less a failure as an officer and a man. “So,” Karen replies. “We will be coming aboard the station in ten minutes. We need docking permission, Mister...""Nakato," the man replies. "Commander Nakato, Titans."(1/2)
>>36310580"Commander," Karen offers with a nod. Then she turns her back to the screen and makes a quick slicing motion across her neck, signalling for ALICE to cut the feed.Nakato's image disappears behind her like a bad dream.She heaves a sigh. "The hell're we gonna do about this one?"You shrug. "What CAN we do? We haven't made our split from Titans official yet, so you technically have seniority.""We could pretend to still be with Titans for now," Audrey offers. "Gather some information first then meet later to plan our counter?"Carya shakes her head. "Catrina and I are leaning more towards a quick covert action to secure the facility now.""If Titans is here, they may have anticipated our plans," Haman points out. "Whatever we do, we can't be reckless here.""Agreed," Karen replies. >Suggest a quiet trip to gather a few important personnel, secure assets like Gundarium or mobile suits>Go in under the guise of diplomacy. Meet with this "Nakato" asshole, but be ready to start shooting if the situation demands it.>Other?
>>36310670>Go in under the guise of diplomacy. Meet with this "Nakato" asshole, but be ready to start shooting if the situation demands it.
>>36310670>>Go in under the guise of diplomacy. Meet with this "Nakato" asshole, but be ready to start shooting if the situation demands it.
Waiting for the other colony to drop. God damn it.Have ALL of our vessels go to General Quarters just in case things go to shit and we need to blast our way out. Move the damaged vessels into the shadow of the Nagato and move the Valkyrie to screen those. We play it by ear for now and figure out what the fuck is going down. Have Second Team and the Purus sit tight in their mobile suits to scramble on a moments notice while we go in under the guise of diplomacy. Bring along a fork of ALICE in a Haro so she can run electronic espionage and hijack the cameras and security doors. We need information more than anything right now and to secure the people we came to recruit.
>>36310670>>Suggest a quiet trip to gather a few important personnel, secure assets like Gundarium or mobile suits
>>36310670>Other?Get access to La Vie En Rose's public access systems. Broadcast throughout the ship our evidence of what happened at Libot. Get another insurrection started, turn Nakato's men against him.
>>36310670>Go in under the guise of diplomacy. Meet with this "Nakato" asshole, but be ready to start shooting if the situation demands it.Have some pilots at the ready in their MS and the ship. If shit goes south, we'll need to move fast.
Our split from the Titans is going to be interesting, alright.>"You're splitting hairs, you've got more of those naive ideals in you than most of Zeon's soldiers--">"You take that back right now."
>>36310670>Suggest a quiet trip to gather a few important personnel, secure assets like Gundarium or mobile suitsAny La Vie en Rose staff on hand who's already worked with us and knows us by reputation would immediately lend their hand for this.
>>36310779That is a nice idea. I'd rather keep it as a last resort, not really sure how much of an effect it'd have if everyone's already Titans.
>>36310670Alice: hack the ever loving god out of the facility.It will have a lock down mode for defense verses attacks due to being a research facility. If things go loud, we can use that.>Go in under the guise of diplomacy. Meet with this "Nakato" asshole, but be ready to start shooting if the situation demands it.
Well, obviously. Hearts said not to bring Lucette onto the station. So we haft to bring Lucette onto the station. Disguise her with a pair of aviators, a dye-job, and assign her the two burliest gorillas we have for security. Get her down in the engineering department and have her pull everything The Rose has while quietly informing said engineers there's a bigass ship to stowaway on.What could possibly go wrong?
>>36310670Us and Karen go to 'De-brief' the Commander, while the others off-load some of Team 2's suits in order to repair the damaged ones and 'take on new supplies'If needs be, we simply bully the captain into giving us the 'detainees'... possible berate him for jepordizing a operation to pin-point the Zeon Remenants base...We could always imply that we are here to investigate where the G2 gas came from and we have been lead to a 'Titans Commander' here...
>>36310782I still want that chat between Riddick and Dominic before our split reaches Titans officially. Just so we can throw out the "YOU'RE NOT FIRING, I QUIT" line.
>>36310670You stand quietly for a few moments, playing out the possibilities and odds in your head. Phantom ships move back and forth across empty space into various positions, each with pros and cons. Finally, you hatch out the beginnings of a plan. A string of orders issues from your mouth."Noel, Miyu, put Second and Third teams on combat alert. Defrah, I want you on the Valkyrie when we move in to dock. The Nagato's too big. Reiko, Catharine, tell the damaged Titans ships to hang back for now. I'll go in with Karen and a small team to meet Nakato, we should be ready for combat if it comes down to it."Haman nods in apparent agreement. "ALICE, record everything. There's a chance Titans will use anything that goes wrong to their advantage, so let's be sure to get there first if we can.""Reiko," Karen adds, "tell Lucette she's to send emails to her old teams. I want them to know what's going on.""That... should cover it. We missing anything?" you ask.Your reply is a series of heads shaking and shoulders shrugging. "I'm coming along," Carya adds. "Lord knows I need to keep my eye on you when you go off on missions like this.""Recruitment?" Rossweisse asks skeptically. Carya nods. "Recruitment." The Valkyrie maneuvers out of the Nagato's forward hanger under Defrah's skilled hand, and quickly meets the docking arms of La Vie en Rose. There's no sign of Titans mobile suits or ships in the area..."So how'd he get aboard?" Karen asks, narrowing her eyes. Haman shrugs. "If they have any forces available, they've got them hidden so well our sensors couldn't pick them up.""They'd be mobile suits," Carya points out. "Not surprising they'd disappear into whatever other mechanical marvels Anaheim keeps aboard the station."You leave Defrah and a team of guards aboard the Valkyrie for security, and find yourself greeted by a young Titans Ensign.(1/2)
>>36311196"I'll be escorting you to see the Commander," the boy squeaks... good God, has this kid even shaved before? >Actually, we can 'guide' ourselves. Run along, kiddo.>What, the man can't even meet his guests face to face?>Sure, whatever.>Other
>>36311230>>Sure, whatever.the kid has one job, let him do it
>>36311255That kid has disposable written all over his face.
>>36311230>>What, the man can't even meet his guests face to face?>OtherSo what your name Ensign?
>>36311230>Other"How long have you been in Titans, kid?"Try to feel out the kid, maybe he's being used to lure us into a trap.
>>36311230>Sure, whatever.I suspect he might be part of the ploy to lead our away team somewhere isolated to be executed or something, based on how skittish our guide is. But don't tip off Nakato that we are suspicious of that.>OtherTry to fish out details if this particular deployment was issued from Bask Om himself as well.
>>36311230>Other"Easy now, we're not going to bite. Calm down, ensign. What's your name?"
>>36311230>>36311291>>36311333Seconding asking about the boy...Clearly Titans have loaded La Vie En Rose with Nukes and intend to kill us off before we solidify any significant military support against their regime....
>>36311230"Relax, Ensign. I don't bite. Do you think we can take a detour before meeting Nakato? I want to see to it that the prisoners are secure enough. You leave engineers too long to their own devices and they can come up with the most asinine things!"Make small-talk. Ask how long the titans have been here. Current deployed assets. You know, general stuff. Make the kid feel important.
>>36311230>Sure, whatever.>>36311291Ensign Red Shirt.
>>36311230"Yeah, sure," you reply casually. "He struck me as the type to send someone else to do his bitchwork. So, what's your name, Ensign?"With no immediate reply, Catrina decides to ramp up the pressure. "C'mon, kiddo, we won't bit... too hard."The young Ensign ponders the issue a moment. "Cello." "What, like the instrument?" Karen replies as you follow the guy down a corridor: one that you note isn't taking you towards Clehna's old office. He nods. "Yes. Ensign Mashymre Cello."Hang on, you know that name...You exchange dubious glances with Carya. If Haman were here there's no doubt that she'd be able to figure out if this was the guy she's mentioned as being "a total creeper", especially since his blue hair should be pretty recognizable. Trouble is, you left her on the Valkyrie in Lilium's cockpit. As it stands it's just Karen, Audrey, and the Sisters. You finally come to an unassuming door."The Commander is waiting for you inside," Ensign Cello tells you.Again, you and your Newtype teammates exchange a series of doubtful looks. There's nobody inside this room.>Point out to the Ensign that the room is empty>Call him out as being the same "creeper" Haman's complained about>Do both. Fuck this guy.>Other?
>>36311667>Point out to the Ensign that the room is empty
>>36311667>>Point out to the Ensign that the room is emptyoh crap mars zeon are making their move, also how long until mashymre tries to "rescue" Haman from the evil Devils Jester
>>36311667>>Do both. Fuck this guy.
>>36311667>Do both. Fuck this guy.Damn it, looks like twins's old commander strikes again. He just really likes to dick us over huh?
>>36311667>Do both. Fuck this guy.
>>36311667>>Point out to the Ensign that the room is empty
>>36311667>Point out to the Ensign that the room is empty>Other?Ask him why an organization as Zeon-hating as the Titans would employ one of the Axis refugees.
>>36311667There's the other colony drop. He's going to (attempt) to take us prisoner. Or pump the room full of sleeping gas. I doubt Nakato is THAT paranoid however."So, is this the part where Nakato locks the door on us while he moves to engage our assets I take it? Probably intends for us to stew in worry while he gloats JUST AS PLANNED and pets an invisible, white feline."A beat."That was a joke, Ensign. I don't like being pulled around. Get Nakato down here. *Now*.
>>36311740wait did Mash join chars defection?
>>36311775He might have. We don't know. But I'm not going to jump right to thinking he's a Mars Zeon agent. All we know is that he's from Axis, we don't know how he got here.
>>36311667>Do both. Fuck this guy.Don't tell me he's planning to spray sleeping gas to our faces from that rose pinned to his shirt?And while we're inside the La Vie en ROSE at that.
Okay, for those of you wanting to let Mashy know that you know, how do you want to do it?>Tactfully>Openly>Trollishly>MAXIMUM OVERTROLL
>>36311719Potato is from Mars Zeon. Not the Principality. He either came with Ridden or is acting as a triple-agent for Mars, Titans, and Char.
>>36311815>MAXIMUM OVERTROLLConsidering that this guy just led us to a empty room I'm going with overtroll.
>>36311815>My penis has been inside Haman.>She likes it.>A lot.>Baka
>>36311815>Tactfully'considering Mash is probably the nicest neo zeon officer in canon, i would feel bad trolling the poor teen version of him
>>36311815> MAXIMUM OVERTROLLBIG RED BUTTON SAYS WHAT
>>36311815>TactfullyHe's just a pawn, no reason to be cruel to him.
>>36311886Big Red Button only works for women though. Or really manly women.It's not gay if it's a girl penis.
>Marshmallow is with TitansAll he needs is a rose, and everything will be right again.
>>36311932If Haman finds out he's here he's gonna be turned into Mashed Potatoes. Perfect side for our Hamburger Steak.
>>36311932Open cockpit shenanigans at some point too.
>>36311667"One moment," you interrupt. "Your name sounds familiar.""You may have heard someone's like it," the Ensign offers lamely. You shake your head. "No, see, yours is a peculiar name. It stands out in the mind.""Your mind is playing tricks," he insists, now a bit more nervous as Audrey and the Sisters flank him like a pair of damned velociraptors. "Oh no," Audrey tells him. "We know who you are, we know where you're from. Haman mentioned you.""Quite unfavorably," Catrina adds.You nod to yourself. "Only two questions remain: why are you here, and why are you trying to lead us into an empty room?"Now Karen's hand finds its way to her pistol."You can tell us, or we can get it out of you some other way..." she threatens. You can tell it's a hollow threat, but thankfully he can't.Cello gulps nervously. "Fine. I'll answer you if you let me go. I'm guessing you want to know where...""... Nakato is in Clehna's office," Carya interrupts. "I know that already.">What do you want to know? Keep in mind, Cello doesn't know all the answers.
>>36312094Why are you here? Why did you lead us to an empty room? Where are the engineers?
>>36312094How many titans are here, were are the engineers and were are the mobile suits.After which, we lock him in the room meant for us.
>>36312094"How long has Titans been here.""How many security personal did Nakato bring?""What is the current mobile suit compliment of Titans. Any funny looking suits?" (possible Newtype machines)"Has Titans destroyed the information regarding the shipment that WE had bugged in order to track down where it was going in the first place?""Where are the current prisoners being held?""Why in the Hell are you here?"
>>36312094Where is Clehna at?And why are you here?
>>36312094What was this for? To capture us?
>>36312094Are they actually Titans. Why he was told to bring us here. What Nakato is up to. and If he want's us to tell Haman he's here...
>>36312094>Where's Voight holed up?>What did Panini turn Axis into, and what's his plan for when it gets here?>Are the Titans working with Mars, or do they not know who you are?>What was the plan if we went into the conference room? >What are the patrol schedules and routes for the security between us and Commander Asshole?
>>36312094>>36312200I'll add a couple more questions."How long have you been ordered to lead us around the station, Ensign?""What did Nakato plan to do to us?"In the meantime, if the Rose has any new mobile suits, should look into gifting them to ourselves when we have the chance.
>>36312094What's he doing here?Where are the engineers?How many Titans are onboard?Are they even actually Titans?What are Nakato's plans here?
>>36312094How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop? Why do kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch? What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
>>36312362>How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?3
>Hey buddy, I think you're on the wrong side, Mars Zeon door is two blocks down>FUCK YOU
>>36312362>What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?African or European?
>>36312402>3That is far too many. One bite is all it takes while it melts in your mouth.
>>36312094"What's with the room?" Karen asks pointedly."Nakato wanted to trap you down here.""Why?" Karen presses."Because he thinks you're in league with us.""Who's us?" Audrey asks.Cello hesitates until Carya draws her sidearm. "Okay, cool it, sorry... I'm from Mars Zeon.""Why?" Carya asks."Infiltrating Titans.""Where are the current prisoners being held?" Audrey asks him."Third Block of the hab ring.""Titans force deployment?" you ask him. "And don't lie.""Six mobile suits, twenty-five men," Cello informs you. "Two guards by Nakato's door. The balance are down in the hangars.""What are Berninis plans for Axis?" Karen asks loudly. "Why is he pushing it towards the Earth Sphere?""He doesn't explain things to me," Cello sighs. He's being honest, you think. "He gave me my orders, and promised a pardon for Lady Haman after our victory.""Where you'd presumably sweep her off her feet as her 'savior'... disgusting," Catrina spits. Cello's eyes narrow dangerously, and the young man's finally got some bass in his voice. "I'd be saving her from you scoundrels.">Go back up to Nakato, bluff at being part of Titans still. Slap his shit, get him to leave.>Full raid mode. Also,>Lock Mashy up in this room>Take him with you, for now>Send him running back to Mars like a bitch>Kill him, get it over with
>>36312499>Bluff Nakato so we can savor his tears of rage once he realizes he's been played>Take Marshmallow with us, the Purus could use a cabana boy and general dogsbody
>>36312499>Full raid mode. >Kill him, get it over with
>>36312499>>Go back up to Nakato, bluff at being part of Titans still. Slap his shit, get him to leave.>Lock Mashy up in this roomLet's interrogation him later on mars.
>>36312499>Go back up to Nakato, bluff at being part of Titans still. Slap his shit, get him to leave.>Take him with you, for nowWow, could this be the first crew member that isn't also filled with estrogen?
>>36312499>Take him with you, for now>Full raid mode. Mash is by far the most good natured of Axis/mars zeon and if he can be reasoned with we could have a future MALE Ace pilot in our crew
>>36312499>Full raid mode.>Take him with you, for nowLet Haman break his "Muh Ideals" later.
>>36312499>Go back up to Nakato, bluff at being part of Titans still. Slap his shit, get him to leave.>Lock Mashy up in this roomI just want to mock Nakato for him being the one in league with Mars Zeon without even realizing it.
>>36312499>Full raid mode.>Lock Mashy up in this roomHave him sit tight until this fiasco blows over and we've fully secured the Rose.
>>36312576Crew member? You're kidding right? He wants to "save" Haman from Dom. Even if you try to talk him out of it I'm reasonably sure he'll go full "MUH IDEALS!"
>>36312576That seems mean to the Doctor, Roberto and Apolly. We have male crew members. Just not a lot.
>>36312607Thats why Haman gets to knock him around a bit in an interrogation room. Verbally of course.
>>36312607Yes, that worked out so well for the last person to get within a three-hundred foot radius of Haman.
>>36312607remember what Haman did to the last guy she met who talked about muh Ideals, do really wanna miss seing her break Mashy
>>36312499>Full raid mode.>Lock Mashy up in this room
>>36312499>Cello is a double-triple agentFucking called it.Page the Valkyrie, order Defrah and company to lock it down. Bring her to battle stations and prepare to cast-off at a moment notice."This is gonna hurt." Knock Cello out and go bitch-slap Nakato. He interfered with OUR operation the pissant. We were tracking the god damn Gundarium shipment and HE JUST JEOPARDIZED THE ENTIRE FUCKING THING.
>>36312661This is good as will.
>>36312499>Go back up to Nakato, bluff at being part of Titans still. Slap his shit, get him to leave.He fucked up the operation to find the Garden of Thorns. Publicly transmit his failure to his men and tell them they are under our command since we are placing Nakato under arrest for gross negligence and treason. >Take him with you, for nowI want Haman to break him.
>>36312645>>36312589>>36312565DO NOT RAID THE PLACE. For the love of our kilt-clad Kinsmen. We have the perfect opportunity to bitch-slap and RECRUIT Nakato for our own ends. He just pissed in our punchbowl, but we can insinuate we've got bigger things lined up for him if he cooperates.Being an integral member in finding and sacking the Garden of Thorns, yeah. It'll slake his prim little ego and get him out of our hair temporarily.
>>36312499>Go back up to Nakato, bluff at being part of Titans still. Slap his shit, get him to leave.He's still high on his promotion. Use that against him.>Take him with you, for now
We should try to get Nakato to leave the suits here for us. Tell him he and his pilots have been relieved and are shipping out on the Nagato, put them in an el cheapo shuttle, then take out the shuttle's engines and push it towards the nearest colony before activating its distress beacon.
>>36312720Fair enough. Retracting >>36312645supporting >>36312710
>>36312720Is there a reason to have him alive than to go Full Titans on him and publicly execute him for incompetence and order his men to stand down?We're higher ranked than him, and what are Titans going to do when we play by their rules?
>>36312803He's an annoying little shit that we can use to hamper other Titans officers. If he thinks he can get more working with us then he'll be our bootlicker. Not Jamitov's or Riddick's.
>>36312499"Now," you instruct. "Please open this door."Cello nods before doing what you ask. "So, this means you're going to..."You have no idea what the young man was going to say before your right fist connected with his face like a runaway freight train: one that happened to be on fire and which subsequently exploded. You also don't know whether the impact with your fist, the one with the deck, or the whiplash between the two knocked him out. In the end, none of that matters.You make sure to lift the key and lock up after yourself before heading upstairs to Nakato's office. You don't even bother to knock: the look of pure rage on Karen's face is enough to get you past the guards. Before stepping inside you shoot a quick message you've been working on to ALICE:>Transmit this to the whole station.Nakato rises to his feet immediately upon seeing you."What is the meaning of this?" he demands. "What gives you the right...">Let your Captain handle it>Step in when you feel it's needed>Take the lead (d100 will be required if this wins).
>>36312864>>Step in when you feel it's needed
>>36312864>Let your Captain handle itKaren needs her moment to shine.
>>36312864>>Step in when you feel it's neededotherwise let karen have him
>>36312864>Let your Captain handle it
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>36312864"DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT YOU'VE DONE, YOU LITTLE PISSANT? YOU INTERFERED WITH *MY* OPERATION. YOU'VE JEOPARDIZED THE ENTIRE FUCKING THING.""That engineer you so helpfully captured was working for *me*. We've been tracking the god damn Gundarium shipments destined FOR Principality remnants. If they've not discovered what you've done then it's still salvageable. If it's not...."Be angry.
>>36312864>Let your Captain handle it.Karen needs to have fun too, you know.
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>36312864>Take the lead (d100 will be required if this wins).I always roll.
>>36312864>Step in when you feel it's neededI hope Karen goes with how he's "endangered an ongoing Titans operation to find the Garden of Thorns, and it may be a good idea to bring him and his men in for questioning as possible Zeon Remnant sympathizers".
>>36312864>Step in when you feel it's needed
>>36312864>Let your Captain handle itKaren, your turn to shine.
>>36312864>Let your Captain handle itKaren's got her warface on. She can chew Nakato out.
>>36312864>>Step in when you feel it's needed.
>>36312864You're pretty much inclined to let Karen have this guy. She needs to chew on someone every now and then to relieve the pressure of command, to keep herself sane."What gives YOU the right," she interrupts calmly, "to interfere in one of our operations?""Your so-called 'operation' was to..." he begins, only to be interrupted again."We put a tracking device in the Gundarium shipment," Karen continues. "Clehna Hacswell was acting under our orders."Nakato tries to speak again. "Why did you...""Why? Allow me yo explain it to you in a way you can understand," Karen purrs. "The Remnants were using mobile suits constructed in part from Gundarium alloy produced here, correct?""Correct," Nakato agrees.Karen smacks her hand across Nakato's forehead: not enough to do any serious damage, but enough to rattle him. "Good. And where, does one wonder, did they upgrade those machines?""The... the Garden of Thorns?"SMACK."Brilliant deduction!" Karen adds, her tone straining ever so slightly. "Now, Nakato, use your head for this one. If someone were to put a transponder into a shipment of Gundarium meant for the Principality remnants, where would that transponder eventually end up?""I... that is..." Nakato stammers nervously."Commander O'Hara?" Karen asks pointedly. "The Garden of Thorns, ma'am," you reply. "Anyone with half a brain could tell you that.""You get a gold star," Karen offers. "Now, Nakato, I have one last question for you. It's the same as the first one I asked: why." SMACK."Did you and your men."SMACK."Interfere?"Nakato's face is bright red now, from both the repeated slaps and shame. "Commodore Om ordered us to keep tabs on you," he explained."But NOT to interfere with us?" you press. "Let's be clear on this, for our report to him. You were NOT ordered to interfere?"A whimper tells you that your guess was right on the money: Nakato's overstepped the bounds of his mission, and in a big way.(1/2)
>>36313381>You're going to be our bitch. Leave now, and wait for instructions. >I'm a fair man. I'll give you and your unit a ten minute head-start before I call Riddick and tell him what a naughty boy you've been.>You're under arrest, you son of a bitch. >Other?
>>36313381Karen has got to find more Titan officers to bully. Or get laid. One or the other.
>>36313423>You're under arrest, you son of a bitch. Gives us the most control of the situation. We can broadcast that all titan crew on station will report to us, and that we have to aha, inspect the detained engineering crew.Then of course we have to take them back to the ship now, since the operation has been blown and we can quarantine them most efficiently.
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>36313423>Other?>1/2?...Where's 2/2? Or are the questions just it?I'd say execute him for treason. I don't like this douche one bit, he killed Lucille in the canon timeline
>>36313423>>You're under arrest, you son of a bitch.
>>36313484questions are 2/2.>>36313423>>You're under arrest, you son of a bitch.
>>36313484...Lucette.Wonder why I had Lucille on the mind.
>>36313440why not both
>>36313381>>You're under arrest, you son of a bitch.Time for fun!
>>36313423We're a generous bunch of turncoats, aren't we? If he cooperates and reports to Riddick favorably about us, we'll let him off the hook. This time.Problem Riddick?
>>36313423>You're under arrest, you son of a bitch.Ooooo can we have Haman break his "Muh ideals"?
>>36313423>>You're going to be our bitch. Leave now, and wait for instructions.
>>36313563He probably has none. He's a weedy little self-aggrandizing fuck.
>>36313423>I'll give you a ten minute head start"Leave your suits here. Pilots too. They don't need to suffer for your stupidity."Once he's gone, we go through the pilots and see which of them are willing to break with Titans and which aren't. The former we recruit, the latter we imprison for the duration of hostilities or until a prisoner exchange.
>everyone wants to arrest the bootlickerWhy? He's a fucking pissant. We turn him and use him as our mole inside Riddick HQ. We let him off the hook and he'll be under our thumb for the foreseeable future. Give him a bone every now and then and he'll come wagging his tail like a good little attack dog.
>>36313423>You're going to be our bitch. Leave now, and wait for instructions.
>>36313634Given the way he's getting played by us, he's never being allowed near anything important again, and that’s assuming Riddick and Hymen don't just execute him for gross incompetence.
>>36313423> You're going to be our bitch. Leave now, and wait for instructions.Well, put it more politely, but this. We're going to use him as a mole.But first, he tells us where the captives are held.
>>36313711>"Where are the current prisoners being held?" Audrey asks him."Third Block of the hab ring."This?
>>36313711You know that already. Mashy told you before you fed him his favorite three teeth.
>>36313634The man is unreliable in the extream. I would not trust him to tie his own shoe laces, the only reason we are here is because he has shown to be unable to follow damn simple orders.So no, i dont agree with this.
>>36313423>You're under arrest, you son of a bitch. >OtherNakato's unit is to report in for processing while our men secure the engineers.
>>36313754did Mash actually lose teeth from that punch?
>>36313754>favorite three teeth"No! Not Inky, Pinky and Blinky! Clyde will be so lonely now!"
>>36313699>>36313759It's pretty simple really. We have him by the balls. He knows he fucked up since our CO smacked it into him. What's worse? Telling your trigger happy CO that you fucked up or going along with the crew that threw you a means to raise your status in the organization? We tell him we'll supply him the location of the Garden of Thorns (we won't of course) just to get him on our side so he can be a bigger Thorn in Titans. He's a bootlicker first and foremost and only thinks about fastracking his political career.
>>36313836This will fall apart in short order as soon as we are away from here.1) Hes already disobeyed orders2) now hes about to let wanted traitors 'ie us' walk free with sod all resistance.3) Losing all the crew of this place to us.He is screwed which ever way the wind blows. This is ultimately pointless effort.
>>36313913And to add on to that, the only way he gets out of this alive is if we try use him, and he does a double shift to save his skin by giving info about us away when we do.This has bad idea painted all over it.
>>36313423"I'm placing you under arrest," you inform Nakato."On what grounds?" he demands loudly. "At this point it's my word against those of suspected traitors!""Actually no, you numbskull," you shoot back, dangling your phone in front of him. "It's JUST your word. Everyone on this station knows what an idiot you are.""You... how long was that thing on?"You shrug. "From before I walked in."Karen rises and knocks on the door. "Sentries? Please place Commander Nakato under arrest. Stick him in the station brig until further notice."The two guards from outside step in, glaring daggers at their former commanding officer."You can't be serious..." he sneers.The guards seem unimpressed. "Apologies, sir, but you'll have to come with us.""But I'm your commanding officer!" Nakato shouts. "I command you! Seize these traitors at once!""I can't do that, sir," the second guard replies.Then, Nakato does something incredibly stupid...>d100, best of three
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>36313973
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>36313973inb4 69
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>36313973
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>36313973Oh dammit. Why didn't we turn him into a bootlicker.
>>36313634Don’t do this. It won’t work, because this guy is about to play Admiral Ozzel to Riddick's Darth Vader.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>36313973Oh he had to.
>>36313996Oh God This Can't Possibly Be Bad
>>36313996Thanksgiving comes early: no critfails here.>writing
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>36313996FFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU....
>>3631399840 will...>>3631400473 huh.
>>36313996you had to roll and deny >>36314004
>>36314019Can we use Karen's ability to take the fourth roll?
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>36313973Riddick doesn't like us, and he is probably angry at the way we handled Libot, but would he be willing to let us operate a little longer if it means a chance to get at the Garden?
>>36314019Well, to be fair, he did try that while literally surrounded by empaths. Its not like they don't get a roll as well.
>>36314019Yeah, but we only have a 40 to back us up...
>>36314019Let me guess: this was more of a "roll determines which of a list of stupid things he does, not how stupid that thing is" situation?
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>36314064>list of stupid things>natural 1He just triggered the stations self-destruct didn't he.
>>36314064No, this is a roll to dodge Bullet.He has already done the stupid thing.
>>36313973Karen's the only one who doesn't see what's coming. Carya's eye narrows in a frown as she literally sees events unfold seconds ahead of time, but remains calmly where she sits. Audrey leans her chair back and pushes off the front of Nakato's desk as he fumbles with the holster at his hip, and you tackle Karen to the ground even as he finally frees his weapon from its restraints...... but not nearly fast enough.Three bullets tear through Nakato's uniform, spattering the shelves behind the desk with his blood. A fourth round hits his head, just above his left eye.He's dead before his body hits the floor. The pistol he was trying to draw on you in desperation never quite cleared leather. "Apologies," one of the guards offers as the two salute. "Are any of you hurt?""We're fine," Karen replies, straightening her uniform. "Miss Hacswell won't be happy about this," Carya mutters, still sitting in her chair. >Speaking of which, we're freeing Clehna and her personnel now.>We need to talk to your fellow Titans now. Something important is going on you need to know about.>Other
>>36313996>Nat 1>Fails badly at being stupidNakato = EFG?
>>36314154>We need to talk to your fellow Titans now. Something important is going on you need to know about.
>>36314154>>Speaking of which, we're freeing Clehna and her personnel now.and then >We need to talk to your fellow Titans now. Something important is going on you need to know about.
>>36314037It's not a roll for combat operations. If it were, I'd have allowed a reroll. Still had a high likelihood of a similar result. Stopping two well-trained guards from reacting to a threat is a high DC. Since it's not like you'd have time to talk them down.
>>36314193The order you act in is relevant on this one.
>>36314154>>We need to talk to your fellow Titans now. Something important is going on you need to know about.
>>36314154Go free Clehna from her confinement and see about gifting ourselves the Hyaku Shiki.
>>36314154>>Speaking of which, we're freeing Clehna and her personnel now.Get them on the ship, then>We need to talk to your fellow Titans now. Something important is going on you need to know about.Just in case.
>>36314154>>Speaking of which, we're freeing Clehna and her personnel now.
>>36314154>Speaking of which, we're freeing Clehna and her personnel now.Secure the important and relatively trustworthy personnel first. We still don't know which one of Nakato's men are just in the fence with regards to how the Titans do things or fanatically loyal to Bask and Jamitov.
>>36314219>>36313973then do>Speaking of which, we're freeing Clehna and her personnel now.
>>36314219Okay, so on one hand, we release Clehna, then if Bask call, we fight our way out of the La Vie en Rose.On the other, we convince Titans to stand down, Bask is told to fuck off, Clehna gets kiddnapped or executed by the ones that don't turn.
>>36314154>Speaking of which, we're freeing Clehna and her personnel now.Get them aboard the Nagato before talking to the Titans. Have them assemble in the mess hall and wait for our orders.We say that the CO disobeyed direct orders, interfered with an ongoing investigation, and if that's not damning enough, he let a Zeek spy aboard.We'll take Marshmallow aboard for questioning, and then claim how he died from a cyanide pill or something.
>>36314259And you think they'll just stand around waiting while you deal with Clehna... why?
>>36314154>otherCheck up on the Gundarium shipment. With Nakato's incompetence, our trackers may have been discovered.
>>36314304Better than having a repeat of the clusterfuck in Libot when the gassing incident was revealed, except it's now confined to just inside a ship.
>>36314154Free Clehna and use the PA to tell everyone that we've got an important broadcast in fifteen minutes. Once that time is up, let everyone know what happened on Libot, and officially resign our Titans commission. The reason for the delay is so that we can set up the footage of the attack on Libot (the gassing and the Titans infighting both) to be played on station monitors.
>>36314154>OtherWhere our funnel now?
>>36314154>Speaking of which, we're freeing Clehna and her personnel now.>We need to talk to your fellow Titans now. Something important is going on you need to know about.Get him to assemble the Titans forces currently stationed here in one of the hangers. There is an important address to be made.While the forces are gathering, we shall go and update Clehna about the undo-able damage Titans has caused and our intention to relieve them of authority and command...
Is the Rose an independent station or is it subsidiary of Anaheim? Because, either way. Because, wee have an opportunity to steal the Rose and everyone onboard right now if we're feeling incredibly dickish.
>>36314444>Because, either way, weI need to stop drinking. Sentences are hard.
>>36314444It subsidiary of Anaheim.I think.
>yfw this is the second last SoZ thread before Hiatus
>>36314154"Karen, what do you say? Fifteen minutes?""Fifteen is good, yeah," she agrees as you punch the PA button on Clehna's desk."Attention Titans forces," you announce. "This is Commander O'Hara. Your previous Commander is no longer fit for duty. There will be an announcement in fifteen minutes in the mess hall. Please assemble there for instructions.""Now," Carya muses. "Let's go get Clehna, shall we?"When you arrive in Hab Block 3, you find that a crew of Anaheim engineers are already working on breaking down the doors to the rooms where Clehna and the other chief technicians are being held. They're grateful that you've brought the keys Nakato was carrying."How'd you get these?" one of them asks."No matter," you reply. "Just get these doors open."Out of the third door you try steps Clehna Hacswell, looking rather ruffled and bruised but happy to be alive."You have my gratitude," she thanks you rather stiffly. "I'm afraid Nakato intercepted the shipment... and your transmitter." "Not your fault," Audrey reassures her. "Get things in order here," Karen orders. "We need to sort out the remaining Titans.">Again, I need a d100. Best of three.
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>36314643
>>36314643This is me, by the way. Apologies.
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>36314643
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>36314643
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>36314643
>>36314665A 45 is good right?But man all the rolls tonight.
>>36314665Well...could be worse. Could be that Nat 1 from earlier...
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>36314665>>36314672>>36314675MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA
>>36314643"Sorry," ALICE reports as you make your way back down to the galley. You can't help but wonder if her voice has gotten smoother recently: there's a little less of a robotic quality about it. "Three Titans pilots have chosen to escape, taking their mobile suits with them. Shall we pursue?">Fire on them from the Nagato. Destroy them.>Send Haman and Rosse after them, tell them they can do as they please.>Send Haman and Rosse, tell them to capture/disable. >Let them go
>>36314803>Let them goNo, we are not going to start firing and spook the rest of the poor bastards.
>>36314803>>Send Haman and Rosse, tell them to capture/disable.show the other titans we are not rutheless
>>36314803>>Send Haman and Rosse, tell them to capture/disable.
>>36314803>Send Haman and Rosse, tell them to capture/disable.
>>36314803>Send Haman and Rosse, tell them to capture/disableNot killing them wins us bonus points and I got a feeling they'd of alerted other Titans if we let them go.
>>36314803What type of suits and do we have that tingling in our balls that says they're Newtypes?
>>36314803>Send Haman and Rosse after them, tell them they can do as they please.While a Capture order would be nice, sometimes that just isn't an option...Maybe a 'Capture where possible' order?
>>36314874Unknown at the moment, and no ball-tingle.
>>36314803>Send Haman and Rosse, tell them to capture/disable.We need as many mobile suits as possible. That reminds me, I have an upgrade idea for the Galplant.
>>36314850I'm pretty sure that if any shots are fired, we're going to spook the Titans shown up in the meeting hall if they can see the fighting.
>>36314803> Send Haman and Rosse. Capture/disable if they can. Kill if they have to. Absolute priority is that none escape.
>>36314874>>36314930>ball tingleThey make medicine for that, you know.
>>36314930Wait, If Alyce is in the computer system, can't she tell what type they are by looking in the hanger cameras?
So are the escaping Titans Reiner, Bertolt and Annie?
>>36315008Trust me. It's not even important anyway.
>>36315034I swear if those MS self-destruct...
>>36314930Would it have not been easier to send the Purus? Funnel strikes from eight directions at once works wonders on grunt suits.
>>36315062This isn’t Gundam Wing and they aren’t the protagonists.
>>36315147We aren't mowing down grunt suits with one plasma shot either. Nor do we have an unhealthy obsession with dropping large objects on the only planet that produces the vast majority of our food.
>>36315202the earth in uc barely contributes in the food production department
>>36315285Isn't that because of operation stardust wiping out one of the prime growing area's? Which we stopped.
>>36315251We've eliminated or given the D to the majority of the spacenoids that enjoy heating up the Earth's atmosphere with large objects. Can't say that for future events though..>>36315285Well, yeah. With all of the colony drops, it kind of puts a huge damper on food production when you're experiencing a global winter.
>>36315251She's gotten better about that, honest!Nowadays she only fantasizes about dropping them in the middle of the ocean, and they're all uninhabited asteroids, anyway!
>>36315311It is. In this timeline, Earth still has a significant agricultural export business.
>>36315315we havent done any of those things to ridden yet
>>36315346Ridden's off being a space prince. And Glemy is being Glemy and usurping Mars from Panini now that he's left for the Earth Sphere.We're getting there.
>>36314935That reminds me: What are Oldtypes doing piloting Gaplants? In canon they produce accelerations too much for the average human to handle. And it would be impractical to perform Cyber-Newtype surgeries on all the pilots. So do these Gaplants have lower thrust, or have better G-suits and linear seats been developed to cope?
>>36315375And Char is being a surveyor.
>>36315395My money is on a REZEL style OS personally.So: Gaplant upgrade idea. The way I see it, the Gaplants are great machines, but have two main weaknesses:1. They're really demanding to pilot, which limits their potential aplication as a mass production machine2. They have an extremely limited selection of weapons. (literally the only weapons it can have are inbuilt rifles and beam sabers)So I was figuring we'd take a page out the RGZ-95 REZEL for inspiration. First, we replace the head with a more standard Feddi head, with inbuilt vulcans (sized for eventual EPAC rounds if possible). Next, we make a newbie friendly OS like the REZEL used, which can be disabled by a veteran to access full range of motion. Last, we add a few hardpoints allowing the Gaplant MKII to carry stardard federation weapons, grenades, ect. We'd have to place them carefully because of the transformation sequence of course.
>>36315413>Char is a surveyorI like you.Ten quid on Char and Panini having a deathmatch over Axis for CONTROL.
>>36315395Anyone can pilot a Gaplant, it's just a matter of whether or not the pilot can use it to its full GOTTA GO FAST potential. Cyber-Newtypes can do it by default because of the physical enhancements while Yazan is just a tough bastard.
>>36315457what about glemy?
>>36314803"Send Haman and Rosse to recover them," you order. "But make sure they prioritize their own safety.""Yes sir!" ALICE replies brightly. The remaining Titans have assembled in the galley of La Vie en Rose, and you quickly punch up a combination of buttons to turn on a ceiling-mounted projector. Anaheim employees have movie night in here sometimes, you remember Defrah telling you. Well, this is going to be a different sort of movie-viewing experience."So, sir," one of the Titans asks you. "What is this announcement?"You look her over briefly: completely ordinary, aside from her uniform. Looking around, so are most of the other Titans in the room. You wonder how they'll respond to what you're about to show them."This is footage taken yesterday after a Titans force was sent to subdue Libot colony," you inform them. "Look closely. This was ordered by Bask Om himself."Curiosity is the initial response. Scenes of Titans' black machines advancing on a Colony and wiping out its defense forces, from a recovered cockpit recorder. Then the curiosity quickly disappears as new footage is shown. Some can't watch, but the sounds of the comm records from the incident are a grisly narration of the events they refuse to see. The young woman who asked you about your announcement earlier stands, crying silently as she watches in horror. Another man vomits into a trash bucket. Still others clutch at their Titans insignia, a few of them removing the pins and slinging them across the room or allowing them to clatter to the linoleum. "Those among you who want to make this right," Karen announces simply, "meet us by the Valkyrie's airlock in thirty minutes. Pack any belongings you may have.">What do?
>>36315495He's busy building a railgun to shoot rocks at Earth most likely. Or being turned into a girl by the Jovian Man for his harem.
>>36315395At one point, AoZ Audrey also uses a Gaplant tuned for regular human use. As it stands, it takes unusual G-tolerances or enhancement.
>>36315508Talk with Clehna about gifting ourselves the current Luna Titanium stock on the Rose. And look over the current mobile suit selection.
>>36315524now i kinda wanna see femglemy crushing on kamille the way he did roux in canon
>>36315508Try to take over ze world Pinky!
>>36315508Get an inventory of what's on the station. Lets find out what we can use/steal.
>>36315508>what doSteal the La Vie en Rose and clamp it to the bow of the Nagato.
>>36315508>What do?Have the Rose checked for any surprises Nakato may have left behind I guess? Otherwise, secure the ship and immediately use it to speed up repairs on the other ships that got damaged during the Libot scuffle.And we may need to consider the safety of our crews' families if Bask's Titans have no compunction in inflicting civilian casualties now.
>>36315628where are we gonna put it?
>>36315508Take all of the Titans Assets to our ships and watch for Titans loyalist.
>>36315508Do something to help the people whose worldviews we just shattered. Remember, these people probably had at most minor misgivings before this; they haven't been waiting for the other shoe to drop for the past two years. They’re going to need reassurance and support.
>>36315646It's a ship actually. Even though we call it a station. It's just a highly specialized repair, refit, and manufacturing ship is all. And it's about the length of two Pegasus' actually. We could probably fit it in the bow dock of the Nagato.
>>36315716>>36315646To further iterate. It has arms to clamp down on ships. We can attach it to the Nagato for transport while not moving under it's own thrust.
So are we going simple & to-the-point with the splinter group's name? Something like the Anti Titans Group?
>>36315508Get these people sorted out. None of them are our enemy, I feel we should emphasize that to them, but we can't just let the ones who don't want to join us go. Make the preparations for whatever we're going to do with them.
>>36315772Still like "Task Force Olympus"
>>36315772Task Force PrometheusBringing fire to mankind.
>>36315772We're not a splinter group, not yet. We should go without giving a name for ourselves until we absolutely have to. Makes it look more subversive. We need to emphasize that we're just ordinary soldiers doing their duty by opposing an unjust command. So for now, we're just EFSF.
>>36315823could be the new name for our unit but not the entire organisation
>>36315772Perhaps doing something like Olympians or along the lines of the Greek gods in general.
>>36315772Yggdrasil. Celestial Being. A World Without Boundaries. Mobile Suits Sans Frontières.Mithril.
>>36315774They are our future army huh.
>>36315867>We're just EFSFUntil we go with Artesia's plan of holding the Federation Assembly hostage by heating up Earth's atmosphere with our helium tanker.Then we're on our own.
>>36315895>A World Without Boundaries.Rising above countries and armies, our world with no boundaries will become one. For the ideal. For the people." -Dominic O'Hara?
>>36315508As you turn to leave, you shoot a few of the Titans an understanding glance. "Sorry you had to find out like this," you tell them, "but you deserved to know. What you choose to do with that knowledge is your business." Karen makes her way back to the ship, while Audrey and the Sisters go downstairs to retrieve Cello. Clehna is waiting for you in her office, eying the blood wearily. "This is going to take forever to come clean," she moans. "Sorry," you offer politely. "Nakato didn't want to go quietly.""I take it you're here to discuss repairs?""We have two ships," you report. "I'd also like you to hand over any Gundarium you have.""Very well," the older woman replies. "We'll have it loaded. I'll also send Emary and Lucette our current technical notes for machines we had in testing when Nakato showed up.""Thanks," you reply with a smile. "I'll have our crews on the Nagato help with the repair process, if you need it."Clehna nods with a tired smile of her own. "I think we'll need it.">Other business?>Go back to the ship?
>>36315976That's not really how we've been playing things though.
>>36315895>A World Without Boundaries.If we're ripping something off I think I'd rather it be this.
>>36315990"So, what? That's it? You're just handing over all of the data to us and not going to do anything with it? Do you not want to build to your hearts content with no constraints short of resources?""I'm offering a job opening for your team and thinking about stealing the La Vie en Rose too. Wouldn't want the Titans to get ahold of it now would we?"
>>36315990>Other business?go fetch Mashy
>>36315990I've got nothing
>>36315990>>Other business?What happen here and anything you think I need to know?
>>36315990>>Other business?"Hamam? Will you be a dear and get down here? Someone's been looking for you."Time to deal with Cello. And maybe recruit him if he goes completely for her SM approach.
>>36315990>Go back to the ship?Monitor the progress on the Titans' suits being chased. Heck, maybe it's all over at this point and Haman and Rosse is just coming in to the hangar.
>>36315990>Other businessLet Clehna know what we just told the Titans on board, and the high likelihood of what amounts to a civil war in the Titans and the EFSF happening in the near future. Offer our assistance in whatever preparations she and her personnel need to make. Ask if she wants to see Lucette, now that it's safe for her to return.
>>36316134This and >>36316161this
>>36315990Now that we have sufficient quantity of Gundarium, what exactly would be the best mobile suit for us to mass produce?Hell, since Clehna's here, we could just BUY us several mass production suits.
>>36315990>Other business?Let her know about what's happening with the Titans and how there's likely to be open fighting between them and the EFSF soon.Also, Lucette is on the Nagato if she wants to meet.
>>36315772Got a better one for you. More simple, more meaningful, more memorable.Hope.
>>36315990>Other business?Joint Business Venture?Get the La Vie en Rose in our rag-tag fleet...It would allow us to keep them from falling under the Titans Heel again...
>>36316218I wonder if it'll be enough to make a couple more Ikebanas and have all of them fit for individual pilots in the 1st team?Might have to ditch either the sub-arms or funnel capabilities to lighten the mental load though, in the case of Audrey and Rosse.
>>36316218RMS-141 Xeku Eins
>>36316218We could go with the Gaplant MKII that >>36315442 proposed. Other notable options are:The Dendrobium MK IINemo (Federation standard, was the AEUG mobile suit of choice late gryphs-Neo Zeon war)
>>36316308We still have the data for the original Lilium suits. Producing them without the hilariously expensive psychommu for oldtypes would be grand. The Liliums were incredibly modular in their design and would be perfect for our needs. One multi-role suit versus several specialized suits. It's literally a Lego set that can be tailor built for the mission at hand.
>>36316358eh, that suit is kinda Meh. The GM III is better really.
>>36316218RX-124 Gundam TR-6That weapons systems.
>>36316431Kampfer Kai's. You can't go wrong with a Kampfer. Especially one upgraded with more armor, better maneuverability, less fuel consumption, a better generator for plasma weaponry. We already have a tried and tested suit. It's old, sure, but it's still incredibly good. Upgrading it into the Kampfer Amazing would put it on the same level as our original Liliums or even surpass them for little cost.
>>36316218Quebeleys for everyone!
>>36316515not really. Its not built for sustained combat and doesn't have a transformation ability. Also, icky monoeyes and lack of vulcans. And upgrading it into the Kampfer Amazing would be a terrible idea, how the hell would you store that thing?
>>36316515>Kampfer AmazingBut we'd have to be a Meijin to get an Amazing.
>>36316569the weapon pods do not have to be on it at all times
>>36316218I mean, if it was a question of the BEST ass produced suit then we should probably go with the GM III, the Jegan or the Jesta.The question is really, what is the best suit we CAN mass produce?
>>36316508That would be so awesome to mass-produce. The best part is that with all its option parts it can be adapted for any situation. It can be a general purpose combat suit, all sorts of flying transformable suits, giant mobile armors, artillery suits. It's the full package, depending on how you use it.
>>36316605Right, and storing the machine partially disassembled would kill its ability in a scramble situation. Also, we don't have any useful stocks of that suit TO mass produce.>>36316614Most likley the Nemo or the upgraded Gal\plant.
>>36316569>hating monoeyes You take that back right now you son of a bitch. I'll fight you.And what do you mean storing it? The weapon pods? They're detachable. The Kampfer is a modular suit as well with it's weapon hardpoints and can be equipped for the mission at hand. We've also had plenty of time to test and pilot the thing so we know it's damn good and was comparable to our Liliums.>>36316579We're not a Meijin, but all of our engineers are.
>>36316632No, the full package would be the Build Strike.
>>36315990"So... you're just handing this all over?""That's right," Clehna agrees."We don't have to pay you?""Not one red cent."You cock your head at her. "You're really not happy about all of this, are you?"Clehna shakes her head. "Not in the least. The higher-ups ordered us to make another shipment to the remnants, just before Nakato turned up."You shrug. "Then work for us," you suggest. "We're thinking about going into business for ourselves, as it were. You and your crew would apparently be safer on the Nagato than here, and we wouldn't be ordering you to supply weapons to the goddamn space Nazis."Clehna looks thoughtfully at you. "I... would have to consider that offer.""Take your time," you reply as you turn to leave. "We can probably leave the Nagato here for a few days as protection." Next, you figure you should welcome Haman and Rosse back from their mission. They land in the Valkyrie's hanger not long after you board the ship again."How'd it go?" you ask as Haman dismounts from the Lilium."We were forced to kill one," she admits wearily, "but the other two eventually stood down."You look an arm around each of them and walk them out of the hanger, headed for the bridge. "You did good, both of you."As you float through the corridors Rosse leans into your side a bit, and Haman's gloved fingers entwine with your own. For a while, life is good. You just rescued a bunch of technicians who seem like they're going to help your team now, won over several more Titans to your cause, and once more you're surrounded by the people you care about most. Then Haman spots him: Mashymre Cello. Audrey and Carya are dragging his sorry ass towards the brig when he spots her as well."Lady Haman!" he calls out to her, suddenly thrashing enough that Audrey has to knock him to his knees and subdue him in place."Lady Haman! I've come to take you back to Zeon! Please, step away from that man at once!"(1/2)
>>36316671Right, we forgot to tell her. Fuck. Hope this doesn't start any rumors.
>>36316649the pods are add-ons so it would be fine in a scramble and it is just a better version of the kempfer
>>36316671ooh this is gonna be good
>>36316649>>36316614>>36316218I'll support building Nemos or Gaplants because it's the only thing we CAN actually build.Unless someone miraculously comes up with the plans for a GM III.
>>36316614Right now? A Hizack.Oh, and here's another question for the ages since our team already began development on it.Besides the Zeta, which mobile suit would benefit the most from a Biosensor? Better yet, take any MS we have access to now, add said Biosensor onto it, and then ask yourself what that would result in?
>>36316671how long do you guys think it will take before he cries
>>36316741gaplants are a no due to the issues with it and nemos are just kinda better GM's
>>36316671Oh this is going to be good.
>>36316771Nemos are better than the GM II's for sure but are they better than the GM III's?
>>36316753High performance MS like the Gaplants.>>363167642.5 seconds. She just responds by kissing us.>>36316771What issues? I mean all it takes is a software limiter to make it pilot-able by oldtypes. Also, the Nemo stayed combat capable through the entire neo zeon war.
>>36316741Well, we did want to recruit Camille. >>36316764He's going to break so hard he'll retroactively start crying when he left Mars.
>>36316753What if we encourage a different development line for the Unicorn line of suits? The Unicorn gets a Psychoframe, the Banshee gets the Biosensor. It fits thematically too, Psychoframe for the pure Gundam model and a Biosensor for the more savage one. Bonus points if we give it the Biosensor's fancy semi-fire glow effect where the Psychoframe lines used to be.
>>36316764I'm just worried that this will start some "He's in league with Zeon, it was a false flag" rumor among the Titans folk here.
>>36316828That's the NITRO system that does the fire and savagery. The bio-sensor is just an advanced psycommu. That said, you idea has merit. I like it.
>>36316671Haman's grip on your hand tightens as you feel disdain fill her thoughts: the emotional and mental equivalent of a sneer. "What is HE doing here?" she hisses softly to you."He was infiltrating the Titans team that took over La Vie en Rose," you explain quietly. "You don't have to reply if you don't want to."Haman quietly leads you and Rosse past Mashymre, whose look of delight at seeing Haman slowly dissolves into confusion, and eventually into heartbreak as he realizes she isn't even looking at him."Please dispose of that fool," she requests firmly, still refusing to even look at Mashymre as he kneels on the deck.And that's all she says about it.She doesn't criticize him, or argue with him, or debate his beliefs with him. Instead, she chooses not to even interact with him: almost as if he were a piece of trash she asked Audrey and the Sisters to pick up and throw away. You hear him still shouting her name as you round the corner.
>>36316614RX-121-2A Gundam TR-1Was Seen in 84 but I don't think it's a thing now it the Mk II (Hazel) now?
>>36316876Ouch.That was so fucking hot.
>>36316876And since recent events have taken a bit out of me, I'm going to have to call an early (for me, at least) end to it. Archives are now up.Thanks for playing, and see you tomorrow!
>>36316870It's that when the Biosensor goes apeshit, in the newer iterations and in particular the Zeta compilation movies (if I'm not mistaken), the glow also has a bit of a fire effect going on with it. Or I could be mixing it up with SRW Z3's animations of the Zeta, which are really pretty-looking and admittedly always super close to the source material.
>>36316876damn thats cold, does mashy really deserve that kind of disdain
>>36316915This is correct. Most of the technology that made the hazel special has been incorporated into this universe's version of the Mk II.
>>36316876Wow. Poor guy.
>>36316876>no 1/2Pls no. I'm still cognitive even with half a bottle of vodka in me.>>36316923When do we Poke the Purus with Little O'Hara?
>>36316923That's fine, Hearts. We still got a good run tonight. See you next time, and thanks for running.
>>36316946Is that upgrade one Anon proposed for the Gaplant feasible?
>>36316876I think Dom's penis just got hard enough to punch through space and time.
>>36316964Never, you monster. Purus are for little sisters, not harems.
>>36316946Thanks for running.>Most of the technology that made the hazel special has been incorporated into this universe's version of the Mk II.Will let's MP the Mk II (Hazel) now.
>>36316938It's arguable. In Haman's Deleted Affair, he's a bit of a twat towards her, and by ZZ it's pretty clear that he's creepily obsessed with her. It's to the point that some people argue most of his flashbacks with Haman in fancy dresses or provocatively stroking flowers show exactly how out of touch with reality he is. He even had that flower Haman gave him laminated.Thinking that Haman was captured and raped into submission, or even worse in his mind, that she could have gone willingly? Who knows what that could have done to him.
>>36316964Who you calling little?
>>36316923Good night and godspeed, you crazy Englishman, and by your time we'll be back later today.
>>36316946So does that mean the Hyzenthlay-Rah upgrade will be classified as the Super Gundam in this timeline?
>>36316964They think it can be avoided, but they will learn the truth soon enough.
>>36316964Purus are like Illya. Purely Imouto-Tier.
>>36317031i was under the impression he was scottish?
>>36316977It has become omnipresent.
>>36317071I'm actually a damned filthy American.I just go to school/work in Scotland.
>>36316977>>36317080Now I am imagining Dominic's projected Newtype body as giant floppy phallus.
>>36317106ah thanks for correcting us
>>36317106Go back to Guam!
>>36317054if they are like lllya then they are super fuckable
>>36317118Floppy my ass, that thing's like a goddamn neutron star.
>>36317054>Purus are like IllyaLot of porn?
>>36317054>Purus are like IllyaWait. So they're eighteen year olds trapped in a loli body? Sign me the fuck up.
>>36317180Through dick, unity.
>>36317206If you want to know EXACTLY what they are in terms of physiological, mental, and emotional age, there will be an opportunity tomorrow.
>>36317154>>36317188>>36317206>>36317282You guys all suck, I don't wanna have Chris Hansen appearing in my living room damnit.
>>36317346Agreed. Besides, we have more than enough waifus.
>>36317346It's not like she placed a Geas on Shirou and fucked his brains out in the one Bad End in the Fate route. Then there's the other one where she plays with his severed head. I mean, Ilya ain't pure bro.
>>36317375and more incoming since Karen wants to fuck us and Chris is going to want to fuck us soon enough
>>36317428I'm starting to wonder if Domscartes Newtype ability is his incredible stamina. It'd be so pointless and yet explain so much as to why women fall head over heels.
>>36317375>>36317428To clarify, Karen still isn't sure, and Christina barely knows you. The two of you have hardly interacted.
>>36317562What about Defrah?
>>36317346I'm with you, but for different reasons.With all the time (about all of two years worth?) the Purus spent in Axis and surrounded by nothing military facilities, I doubt they got a chance to have any sort of fulfilling childhood experiences whatsoever.And finally, here's a chance for them to do so. Frankly, I feel that it should be a greater priority for them to live without regrets of ever skipping out on stuff that's taken for granted on a normal childhood.
>>36317562What about Catherine?
>>36317562I hope Karen finds her own husbando.
>>36317605As much as we can given them, anyway. This is a war ship that they're living on, there are some experiences we just can't give them. But we should definitely do as much as we can to let them just be kids for once in their lives.
>>36317562>Karen isn't sureShe'll make up her mind eventually. That jaw god damn.>>36317581Defrah likes teasing us. I doubt she has any romantic fixation unless we make the first move. And then she'd only canoodle with us for the novelty.>>36317609Catherine is just a friend. Although, with our current track record, boinking Zeon women into defecting seems to be our normal MO.
>>36317562What's Riah doing now that what the Titan's pulled has started to sink in? I assume a massive increase in military spending at a minimum, as well as publicly for Jamatov and Ridick to be ritually executed.
>>36317562If they're not sure, then take them to the pool. Every time we've went to the pool it's literal liquid panty remover.
>>36317685>Axis-shaped inflatable asteroid fort>"This is far better than that other Axis!"
>>36317739definitely increased diplomatic contact between them and Side 3.I think what we need to be worried about is them actually thinking of contacting Mars Zeon.
>>36317581Have we got Defrah a Gundanium leg yet?Could we get her one with some kind of contingency weapon in it?
>>36317761You mean the Principality remnants. I was worried for a while that fucking Voight and Kingdom of Riah had joined sides there for a while.
>>36317562What go on with the EF right now ?
>>36317800Shitstorm I'd wager. Those in the know would be getting the hell out now or putting all of their cards on the table.
>>36317773Her artificial leg was made by her friends in Anaheim, so it's entirely possible that it's already made of gundarium. Same with the built-in gun.
>>36317859I wonder why they dont try making Human Powered Armour made of Gundarium.We have all the tech we need and those things would be nigh invulnerable to conventional arms.Against MS?Likely like Elementals shredding a catapult.
>>36317859Last comment before I die for the evening, but something interesting is about to happen on that front.
>>36317939How long will your hiatus be?
>>36317904They have something similar. During the Gryps Conflict (so about a week from now) Anaheim refits junior mobile suits for combat operations. Riah did something similar during the One Year War. The result is powered armor about ten feet tall capable of wielding beam weapons. They're awesome. They just don't get the attention mobile suits do.
>>36317904the main issue would be the power supply... Even with Minovski particles, you can only make nuclear reactors so small...
>>36317904Can't miniaturize the reactors enough, and the armor in gundam is usually not ablative, unlike in Mechwarrior.
>>36317963And that's because Kampfers and Hizacks punting them into the nearest scrapyard garners more attention.Still, in the words of Emma Sheen, those junior mobile suit pilots have some real guts.
>>36317963Yea but what about armour plates? Tbh, I was thinking more man sized instead of mini MSs.
Zaku Tank best Ground-side MS, too OP for space...
>>36317973Hydrogen battery stack. This is the proto-future through the lens of the 70s. Batteries should be made of graphene or some other unobtainium material. All you're powering is the electric motors in the joints, sensors, life support, and a few other odds and ends.
>>36318098Closest thing I believe you can get to a 'Super Battery' is the E-pac... but that thing holds Plasma Charges in Electromagnetic suspension...Minovski Physics is surprisingly rigid in it's unobtanium shenanigans...
>>36318170Graphene is a thing now is my point. We have the technology now for incredibly efficient batteries, but we're stuck using shitty Lithium Ions due to production bottlenecks and how hilariously expensive it is. Creating a suit of powered armor with a battery stack of graphene wouldn't be that far-fetched with Gundam-future-magic.
>>36317021>Deleted AffairThat never happened and should not be canon.Fuck.
>>36317957It could be until early January before I can be back on my regular schedule. I'll definitely be taking the weekend after Thanksgiving off, and from there I'll post on Twitter when I have a special schedule planned out. It may go down to one thread of this and one thread of Kancolle a week, but at different times than usual.
>>36318258It is in this quest, though. We just ignore the dumb parts and acknowledge the ones that support the narrative we want.
Should we just execute Cello and rid ourselves of a problem in the future?
>>36318258Making Haman a talking llama would be an improvement over HDA.
>>36318330Nah, he'll either break down and become a nonissue or escape and go full Batman while hunting down and killing Newtypes.
>>36318327I liked Mashymere. He was hilarious in ZZ and completely terrible in CDA
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>36318330No.I roll to seduce.
>>36318330Interrogation for info>>36318347>llama How about a Alpaca like Paca Plus.
>>36318387He only has eyes for Haman, remember? Even with our delicious nipples, he still wouldn't fall for us.
>>36318422You realize we basically NTR'd him, right? Or at least that's probably the way he sees it in his fucked-up little world where Haman actually cares about him.
>>36318476>NTRSo netori huh.
>>36318476It's a thing Dom does. He'll eventually NTR the Purus from Glemy at some point. Then Artesia from Amuro if Amuro hasn't hooked up with Chan by the time we see him again.
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>36318422Best of 3.>>36318476I'd try to get into his mind for a bit before declaring him a complete loss.
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>36318524pls no
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>36318546pls yes
>>36318546You don't want to collect all the Purus then show him how happy they are? You monster.
>>36318524Even if he DID bone the Purus, they're clone-siblings, not lovers. There's not even any evidence he particularly likes them. No NTR to be had there. As for Artesia and Amuro, KoH has repeatedly suggested their relationship is strained, if it even really exists anymore.Neither has clear popular support, either.
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>36318565I mean, really, the harem is rapidly getting out of hand.We don't need to add any Mashymeres, Purus, Glemys, Deikuns or other assorted shit to our list.Heck, we even have an AI for a waifu. We don't need any more.
>>36318643Its abit big at this point. Abit of bloat.
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>36318643It's not about need, anon, it's just inevitable. It WILL happen, we just need to hope Dom can persevere.
>>36318595I'd rather not unknowingly manipulate them to view us as romantic partners before they get other friends and hobbies, it's the Tale of Genji grooming all over again.
>>36318613>>36318681I don't really care if we do bone the Purus. I just want to collect them. At most we've averted their deaths. If we do engage the Purus in the missionary position because they want to expand our relationship? It happens. And for Artesia, well, same thing. It happens it happens.
>>36318704>if it happens, it happensThat seems to be the prevailing opinion in-universe.
>>36318794As long as the Purus and everyone else get their Good End, I think all of us will be happy in this thread. Even if Artesia, Karen, or even Natalie end up in our bed sleeping with us, they'll be happy. And that's all that counts in my book.
>>36319291>even Natalie end up in our bed sleeping with usI would like to see that.
>>36319360She is a Newtype. So yeah. That.. that is an incredibly likely outcome. Or she ends up being an incredibly good friend and confidant like Sayla has become.
>>36319360I don't know, do we really want to NTR Char? I know we joke about taking Amuro's place as "man he'd drop a colony just to get a final fight with", but that seems like it would just break the man.
>>36319448>I don't know, do we really want to NTR Char?Yes.The protagonist (us) takes the lover of someone else is called netori.
>>36319448Char's angsting over losing his kid in-transit from Axis. It's the reason he's off doing SPACE PRINCE things and not doing his job organizing the Republic, with his wife, or protecting Mineva and Serena. He dumped them with his wingmen and put them in an out of the way location and practically said Good luck!
>>36319494I know he's not in the picture. But how do you think him coming home to find that Natalie is off happy with another man will make him feel? In another world, he'd crash Axis into Earth just because he was still bitter over losing his girlfriend to Amuro's beam saber over a decade ago. Do we want to risk that happening for us?
>>36319533He deserve it and she deserve better.
>>36319533He's such a broken wreck at this point I'd doubt he'd even care. He hasn't bothered contacting Roberto or Apolly has he? He has the means of getting ahold of us to check in with his wife, but hasn't tried. So, either he already HAS plans cooked up for hijacking Axis from Panini when Fascist Space Italy makes it's appearance or he's that far gone in his own delusions.