>Previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Paradise%20Arsenal>Twitter: @QMKingofHeartsSeptember 9th, 2053. You are Prinz Eugen, a heavy cruiser of the German Kriegsmarine. You were paired with Bismarck during the war, and though your guns were never enough to match hers your speed, torpedoes, and armor helped make you a unique threat all your own. But right now Bismarck isn't here: instead you find yourself surrounded by those who were with you at Operation Crossroads, along with several of their friends and comrades. They may once have been your enemies, but your many shared experiences have brought you together. No hard feelings remain from the old days.You just hope that this time it doesn't all end in an atomic fireball. “You have returned from the dead?” you ask Maryland, who now sits across from you between Saratoga and Nagato in your team's shared living space in Honolulu. “How is this possible, Fraulein Maryland?”“It was... messy,” Mary replies, pausing to find the right words. Unlike Sara and Nagato, who are understandably happy to have their friend back, Kongou seems skeptical as well. “I know all the rest of us came back from the dead before,” she muses. “Hell, Prinzessin spent some time after the war as a propeller.”You remember that: your propeller was on display at Laboe for a while, once the radiation levels were manageable. “None of us,” Kongou continues, pouring herself a cup of tea, “have ever come back twice.”>Continue pressing for information>Allow Mary to tell you in her own time>Ask a specific question (what?)
>>36908094>>Continue pressing for information
>>36908094>>Allow Mary to tell you in her own time
>>36908094>Allow Mary to tell you in her own time
>>36908094>Allow Mary to tell you in her own time>Ask a specific question (what?)"Did you see, or feel, any other of our sister ships while you were with the Abyssals? Or the older ships, like the Mikasa?"
Let me get this straight.So far, Maryland got revived as an early kanmusu but didn't survive the procedure since she got scrapped or something. She got a naval burial.Then the Abyss got to her and they revived her as a Ta Class BB, where the girls first saw her.When she came with them for a patrol last time, a Symbiotic Battleship Hime's monster backpack speared her with a bony spine and brought her back to the Abyss, albeit with her consent.Now she's back as a proper BB Hime sans her monster backpack?
>>36908094>>Continue pressing for information>>Allow Mary to tell you in her own timeaka press her gently.
>>36908094>>36908552“Take your time, Frauline?” you suggest. “We'll be here a while yet, so you can take care to explain it correctly and carefully, yes?”Maryland takes a deep breath, and lets it out slowly. She's obviously nervous, trying to clear her mind enough to explain something she herself may not fully understand despite having experienced it in person.“The first thing you should know,” she tells you, “is that I'm not the Maryland you knew before.”Nagato sits up straighter, obviously alarmed at the revelation. “What do you mean?”“Are you saying you are a different ship's soul?” you press.“Not at all. I mean that there were at one point seven Abyssal ship-girls based on the USS Maryland. I was one of them.”“Then how're you wearing her clothes?” Saratoga asks, confused at what Maryland is telling her. “That doesn't make sense!”Maryland gestures emphatically to Kongou, who passes her a cup of tea that she downs in a single gulp. Then, she wipes her lips and clears her throat.“The Maryland you knew gave her life, knowing the Abyssal wanted to reclaim her,” Mary explains, quite cautiously. “It was all part of her plan, you see... a plan she knew she would have trouble explaining to you.”>Response? There are a few things in her statement that don't quite add up...
>>36908591More or less.>>36908094>Allow Mary to tell you in her own time
>>36908675Well fuck you too OP, you were doing well with fixing your railroaded shit and then you went and did this.I'm out, you had your chance and you blew it.
>>36908675...It's the previous thread all over again...Did you learn nothing for fucks sake?What doesn't add up is your bullshit.
>>36908675"What do you mean by "there were" seven Maryland ships? What about the others?"
>>36908675goddamnit not this bullshit again, I though you weren't going to be that faggot after last thread>>36908710yep, he had his chance and instead of using it to repair things with his players he just shits down our throats again, fuck you Ace
>>36908710>>36908731Then get the fuck out and stay out, you fucks. You're not worth the effort to keep around, so just get out.
>>36908675SERIOUSLY?FUCKING SERIOUSLY?After your massive fuckup last thread you pull shit shit AGAIN?!Fuck this.
>>36908707Damnit.In recompense, have some Ms. Not-Appearing-In-This-Quest. As for what to say, I'm not sure, apologies.
>>36908675>OP railroads mary's death>brings her back>immediately railroads some shitty asspull to uphold the first railroadno thanks, go be shitty on your own
>>36908675So you are some kind of copy made from the original Maryland?
>>36908675>There are a few things in her statement that don't quite add up...What statement? She's said nothing other than what bullshit you've pulled to ruin everything again.She's said literally nothing that we can address as not adding up other than your bullshit railroading
>>36908675>It was all part of her planSo what is this plan?
>>36908675Oh ffs... I thought you were better than this AoC, especially after apparently fixing things in the last thread, now you go and undo all your work...
I will say it one time: you, as a collective, brought a non-combatant with you on a mission, and instead of stopping her you chose to support her with naval artillery that ended with a mediocre set of rolls.The NPC had a plan, and everything you chose to do and all of the rolls you made supported it coming to fruition. This is part of what she had planned.
>>36908675>And in the long run, you should be glad you did, because that had a HUGE positive effect. Sure are seeing that positive effect, sure am glad you railroaded her death not once but TWICE.
>>36908868Just ignore them. They'll just keep bitching about everything not going their way anyway.
>>36908868No it's just utter bullshit that you are pulling this fucktarded asspull AGAIN.I gave you a chance after your fuckup the first time around, you killed her off based on a single vote and roll, then it looked like giving you a second chance was worth it when she came back, and now you go and burn all the trust you built up with us, your players, again, for the second time, and ruin everything you were attempting to fix.Don't pull that bullshit 'collective' excuse, you railroaded her death based on a single vote, then you go and shit down our throats a second time when we think you are improving.Fuck you.
>>36908911they're samefagging like hell too.
>>36908868If her plan doesn't include us rescuing her then you can go fuck off and write your shitty fanfiction novels elsewhere
>>36908675How could there be seven copies of a single ship's soul? Also, if the copy that had been with us had died, how is this one here, and know of what she had planned?And Saratoga does make a point about how this copy could be wearing the clothes that normally an Abyssal wouldn't wear.So, the Abyssals found a way to copy souls? But the souls are linked together, so that when one broke free of Abyssal control, when she was reconnected to the other by the Abyssals recovering her body, they all broke free?
>>36908942Well theres 9 unique IP's, excluding you and the anon you replied to, assuming your not the same person, and OP, means there are at least 6 anons including myself calling OP out on his bullshit.OP dun fucked up and when we give him a chance to get our trust back and repair things, he goes and does this. Accept it anon, you're in the minority and the rest of the players ain't happy with his bullshit.
>>36908868Ignore them. I want to see where this is going.
>>36908870>>And in the long run, you should be glad you did, because that had a HUGE positive effect.Yeah, I'm not going to be glad in the short run let alone the long run, I'm not making that mistake and giving AoC another chance again.
>>36908942Yeah, his shitposting is adorable.
>>36909014You're the only one.
>>36908937Look, you stupid fuck, the players decided to not only bring Maryland along when she didn't have weapons, but backed her play, again when she had NO WEAPONS. What the fuck should happen when idiots go into a fight with no armor and no weapons, and end up rolling low?
>>36908675Ask her to explain the plan, why there can be multiple Marylands/etc.
>>36909001No, you're just shit players that can't understand that choices have consequences, and need plot armor, training wheels, and GM hand-holding to survive their own stupidity.
>>36909064Don't lump me in with you fucktards I didn't vote for that shit and I won't take OPs bullshit laying down, the fact he decided to fuck us over on one single roll is indicative of his shitty QMing and this is the nail in the coffin. His players were willing to give him another chance and trust him again, and what does he do? He immediately goes and breaks their trust with a shitty Ship of Theseus and retcons the original railroad into being even more of a convoluted asspull railroad.
>>36909117I understand consequences fine, I also understand shitty railroading just fine, and its not my stupidity that let OP pull this shit, you voted for that and enabled OPs railroading.I can understand fucking up once and improving and moving on, but immediately burning your players a second time by fucking up and making the first fuckup worse? Thats just unacceptable.
>>36908675>>Response? There are a few things in her statement that don't quite add up...What statement? She's not made one yet, all she's said is "oohh spooky plan", how the fuck are we meant to infer shit from that?
>>36908675"Wait," you mutter. "You said there *were* seven?"Maryland nods. "There were.""How is that possible? With kanmusu it's always been one ship, one soul," Kongou points out."We were... fragments," Maryland offers. "The Abyssal had little in the way of materials to work with. It was one body, and one soul: not enough to learn from.""So you were split into multiple bodies?" you conclude.She nods. "Yes. Bodies were crafted for us to function with a fragment of a soul.""That is the second time you referred to the Abyssals in the singular form," Nagato points out. "I take it that was no mistake?"It takes several moments for Maryland to work out a response. "Well, it IS singular," she finally explains. "I know it sounds strange, but the living ships you see are hardly intelligent on their own. Probably no smarter than a housecat.""A hivemind?" you posit. "Together, they can manage higher brain functions?""That's probably correct," she tells you. "Clever, Princess. See, the Abyssal thought that our navies worked the same way. So when the first human ship fired on an Abyssal node...""It assumed we were all its enemies," Nagato concludes. "But what was your plan?""When the Abyssal created myself, and the other Marys, it wanted to understand us. Kanmusu. The beings it recognized as individuals.""And it wanted to recover you to see what you learned?" Sara asks.Mary nods. "The Abyssal learns by reincorporating nodes, and so a part of the Maryland you met was incorporated into me... along with her memories of you. Combined with my own fragments of memory from the original Mary, I grew closer to what I once was.""And so there *were* several of you," Nagato mutters. "The others... you incorporated them?"Mary shudders. "Some came willingly... two I was forced to kill and incorporate myself. I gained power as I did so, and my memories filled out to where they are now."(1/2)
>>36909157Who the fuck is that?
>>36909142Whether you voted for it or not doesn't matter, you fucking idiot. This is a quest where actions are decided by majority vote. If your vote fails, then tough shit, dumbass. That's what happens. If you can't accept that your vote didn't win, and there were consequences and you blame the QM for them, then you're nothing but a whining shittard. And of course things went bad on that roll; we backed a high risk-high reward type of gambit, with someone who had no armor, going up against an opponent that the entire party would have been hard-pressed to win against even if everyone was fresh.What the fuck are you even doing here? Get the fuck out and stay out.>>36909189>railroading>given multiple chances to not follow the path>Each choice along the path had 2 out of 3 options to take a safer routeNo, you don't know shit about railroading. Just get the fuck out if you don't want to play anymore.
>>36909242>No, you don't know shit about railroading. Just get the fuck out if you don't want to play anymore.I know railroading when I see it faggot, when a QM decides to shit everything up on a single dice roll, then try to make it up to his players only to pull the rug out from them again and make things worse, its railroading, and its pretty fucking blatant railroading.
>>36909220>You killed... yourself? Six times? That's horrible!>I don't think any of us mind, but are YOU okay with it?>I... really don't know what to think.>Well done, and welcome back.
>>36909242>What the fuck are you even doing here?One could ask you the same anon, I'm here to have fun, and AoC's asspulls ruined that, evidently your here to suck his cock and worship at the altar of how to not QM.
>>36909277>You killed... yourself? Six times? That's horrible!>I don't think any of us mind, but are YOU okay with it?
>>36909220>Mary nods. "The Abyssal learns by reincorporating nodes, and so a part of the Maryland you met was incorporated into me... along with her memories of you. Combined with my own fragments of memory from the original Mary, I grew closer to what I once was."Yep, shitty Ship of Theseus.Thanks for nothing Ace.
>>36909277That must have been horrible... but we age glad you are back.Seems like a hug is required...
>>36909277>>Well done, and welcome back.>I don't think any of us mind, but are YOU okay with it?
>>36909277>So what happened to the original Maryland?I don't give a fuck about some poor SoT implant, I want to know about Mary, not whoever this bitch is.
>>36909316Who the fuck is that? At this point your just saying random names that have no meaning, who the fuck are these people?
>>36909266It's not railroading, you dumb shit, it's consequences for actions. It's just you being a whiny fuck for not getting what you want.>>36909281I'm here to have fun, and you and the other anon are nothing but shitposting fucktards. Evidently you are either a shitty player that no one wants to associate with, or you're a fucking troll.
>>36909157>>36909316QTG please leave.
>>36909277>That still doesn't explain what happened to Mary, the original Mary who sacrificed herself.
>>36909277>You killed... yourself? Six times? That's horrible!>I'm glad you're back, but are you okay?
>>36909352Physically, her body is dead. Her fragment of soul and her memories are part of the last remaining Maryland, and were what drove her to execute the second half of her plan.And as she realized, that wasn't even the "original" Maryland.
>>36909341Just stop responding, report and hide.
>>36909421Would it be correct to say this is the "true" Maryland?
>>36909316Please.Kancolle is Vaelys' kryptonite.
>>36909507It's the greatest amount of Maryland's soul you could gather in one body. So in as far as Nagato is the "true" Nagato, or Saratoga is the "true" Saratoga, yes. That would be accurate. >writing
>>36909535Then it's probably AzureEarth's entitled shit players.
>>36909598Never heard of a QM of that name.
>>36909277"That sounds like it was horrible," you offer in consolation. "I'm sorry."Nagato's hand finds Mary's shoulder, and in return Mary's hand gives hers a squeeze. "It was. But that was my plan, and it made no sense not to follow through once I put it into play.""And the dress?" Kongou asks. "Why would you wear that other Maryland's dress?""Well..." Mary muses, putting her finger to her chin. You see Kongou lean forward, and even you find yourself waiting to hear the explanation."... I really liked that dress," Mary finishes. Kongou falls flat on her face in surprise. "It was that simple!?" "It's a nice dress!" Mary insists. "A girl's gotta look her best, right?""Well," Nagato concludes, "that is enough for me. So far as I am concerned, you are truly Maryland.""You'll find no disagreement from me," Sara agrees. "Good to know," Mary sighs. "Sorry I couldn't explain it better that day. Not enough time or command over the English language, you know.""Just don't do it again," Sara tells her."Poor Nagato probably couldn't handle it," Kongou mutters in a voice you're pretty sure only you heard.Well, that settles one matter... but now there's a question that's nagging your mind. Something you're pretty sure is your Germanic heritage coming out into the open.Nagato preempts your own question. "So how do we report this?">We don't.>Report to Admiral Clarke, don't tell him the full truth.>Full report to Clarke, but ONLY to Clarke. He can cover for you.>Full transparency. American ONI will find out about it anyway.
>>36909825>>Full report to Clarke, but ONLY to Clarke. He can cover for you.
>>36909825>Full report to Clarke, but ONLY to Clarke. He can cover for you.He pretty much already knows about Maryland...
>>36909825>Full report to Clarke, but ONLY to Clarke. He can cover for you.Maybe he can run interference against ONI for us. Or at least get them to not vivisect Mary for Abyssal tech.
>>36909825>Full report to Clarke, but ONLY to Clarke. He can cover for you.
>Archived thread is already at -2 after six votesThat's almost impressive.
>>36910084I'm sure we'll get the American version of her, the USS Maury instead.
>>36909825"I think we have to take it to Admiral Clarke," you point out. "We've been honest with him so far, and he hasn't betrayed our trust. He may even cover for us.""And if he doesn't," Sara counters, "we're boned.""Mary blew up her gear... fantastic explosion, by the way," Kongou nods in Mary's direction, and the American battlewagon feigns a little bow. "We might be able to set her up with some new kit."Nagato nods. "That settles it, then. We will make a report to Admiral Clarke, and only to the Admiral. Agreed?"Your teammates don't complain.After about an hour, you welcome the Admiral into your re-fitted hotel down at the water level. You notice that this time the old man is in his khakis rather than his whites: good, that means he's probably relaxed. That'll make it easier... though his collar insignia is askew. Damn your Teutonic OCD. You wonder silently how inappropriate it would be to straighten the errant pin."Admiral," you salute over the silver star's goading. "Thank you for agreeing to see us on such short notice.""Not a problem, Princess," he growls. "Show me what Nagato mentioned in her message, please."You lead him up to the upper floor, where he is quickly introduced to the new Maryland. His eyes linger on her horns, then her dress as he circles her. "Looks very similar," he muses. "I suppose you would know better than I would whether she thinks and talks the same.""Eyes up dear," Mary quips as the Admiral passes behind her. Nagato nods. "We have heard her story, but you may wish to hear it yourself."(1/2)
>>36909953Whats more impressive is whoever is upvote botting it, kind of pathetic.
>>36910084Didn't I see you in one of the other /ak/ quests... GermanSchteel or MercCommand was it? planefag's quest. You're one of the regulars, iirc?
>>36910265I'm a regular in SWQ, I've also participated in GS' Girls und Panzer quest semi-frequently and in ACQ, among others, why?Also, swag, bitches, etc.
>>36910215After explaining Maryland's plan and subsequent ordeal, Admiral Clarke seems floored by the scope of what he's just learned."It's a lot to take in," he admits. "A hive mind, and recycled parts... do you know where the center of the hive mind is?""North," Mary tells him. "I'm not sure where, but the Abyssal's body works better in cold water. The nerve center would be in the North Pacific, or maybe above the Arctic Circle." "So we were right," Clarke mutters. "Hot damn.">Right about what, sir?>Can we get Mary some equipment?>What are our orders going to be now, sir?>Other>Going on a short break to cool my heels with some cookies and milk.>Have a cute pic as an apology.
>>36910316>>Right about what, sir?>>Can we get Mary some equipment?Apology accepted.
>>36910316>Right about what, sir?>Can we get Mary some equipment?
>>36910316>Right about what, sir?>Can we get Mary some equipment?>What are our orders going to be now, sir?I'm not very well acquainted with the Kancolle verse, whats the scale of the girls, they regular human sized or ship sized humanoids?
>>36910316>Right about what, sir?>What are our orders going to be now, sir?>Can we get Mary some equipment?
>>36910359regular human sized, think teenaged-ish girls wearing power armor, more or less. Or the animated show Centurions if you remember that.
>>36910316>Can we get Mary some equipment?>What are our orders going to be now, sir?
>>36910359Here and in most depictions, they're human sized.
>>36910316>>Right about what, sir?>>What are our orders going to be now, sir?
>>36910388Man, I remember watching that, and wishing that Uniborg had a longer story arc, and did more to kick the asses of the Centurions to show Doc Terror how real villainy is done.
>>36910313I think it's a bit of a big deal to have a QM piss off one of the prominent regulars like you. Buuut, that's my opinion and opinions are just what they are, and they come cheap.
>>36910219This whole thing has been ridiculous since thread #1. It's tiresome.>writing
>>36910316"About what, sir?" you press. Then, waving at the Admiral you tell him to hold still, and straighten the star on his collar.Finally. "ONI thinks that based on the patterns of attack, the Abyssal favors colder waters," he explains. "Satellite telemetry also suggests there's something up near the Aleutians. Navy thinks the Abyssal is going to try and spread into the North Atlantic by going under the ice.""Why haven't they done so already?" Kongou asks with a frown. "Our subs can do it.""Because the nodes breath air," Maryland explains. "They would need to surface.""We need to get Fraulein Maryland armed," you conclude. "Admiral? Can that be done before we ship out to Japan?"The Admiral gives you a warm smile. "Actually, I was here on business not unrelated to that. Something that requires your assistance.">What is it?>Fine, let's not waste time. Keep your secrets for now.>Ask another question? (write in)
>>36910608>What is it, sir?
>>36910608>>What is it?
>>36910608>>What is it, sir?
>>36910490>pissing off a tripfag>a bad thing
>>36910641What? Prinzessin's German. She properly address our superior as 'sir', ja?
>>36910490Unless I missed something, I'm lost...I'm not mad or anything.>>36910712Just so many people picking that particular option in a row reminded me of that image.
>>36910608"I must admit, you've managed to pique a girl's curiosity, sir," you joke. "What exactly is it you needed my assistance with?""Recently," the Admiral tells you and your squadmates, "the US Navy has come into possession of two artifacts from the collections of the Woods Hole institute. They're from two German battleships..."Your heart skips one beat, then another, anticipating the Admiral's next words with all your attention. You feel your eyes widen, your muscles tense, and your hair stand on end..."... the Tirpitz and the Bismarck. I was hoping you and your teammates could help us with their rehabilitation."You practically explode on the spot in excitement: your sister is coming back to you, after all these years, and true to Nagato's word you're going to be the first thing she sees."I..." you begin, choking on your own words as tears stream from your eyes. "Thank you, Admiral Clarke!" you finally shout, collapsing under the weight of Nagato and Saratoga's congratulations. Kongou's eyes are wet with tears as she laughs, and even Mary seems thrilled for you. You hardly even know her...>Go now. Right now. Mach schnell, mach schnell!>Get something for her first: some sort of gift, like flowers or something.>Other?
>>36910786>>Go now. Right now. Mach schnell, mach schnell!Our presence will be enough.
>>36910786>Go now. Right now. Mach schnell, mach schnell!GO GO GO!
>>36910786>>Go now. Right now. Mach schnell, mach schnell!
>>36910786>>Go now. Right now. Mach schnell, mach schnell!Achtung!
>>36910786>Get something for her first: some sort of gift, like flowers or something.
>>36910786>Go now. Right now. Mach schnell, mach schnell!Maybe send someone to buy some sweets or something real quick?
>>36910786You don't wait to be told twice."Come on!" you practically shout. "Mach schnell! I wouldn't want to keep my older sister waiting!""I made you a promise, did I not?" Nagato grins at you as you board the water taxi that Admiral Clarke hired for the trip over. "A member of the Big Seven never goes back on her word.""Well, Nelsol and Rodnol were always a bit finicky," Mary corrects. "But hey, Nagato here is good people. Bet she had it all worked out in advance."Nagato nods. "I wanted it to be a surprise... after Mary's apparent death I admit I quite forgot.""She was a right mess withoutcha, mate," Kongou mutters quietly to Mary. "Do that to 'er again and I'll stick a rifle right in yer gob and give ya a cordite flossing myself, don't think I won't.""Noted," Mary gulps. Finally, you arrive at Pear Harbor: home of the Tenth Street Fleet Girl Station. One of only a handful of places where Kanmusu can be created, modified, and outfitted with any confidence in the result. Admiral Clarke waves you through no less than seven check points and past three biometric scanners before you arrive in the innermost lab: often jokingly referred to as the "Maternity Ward". A scientist of some sort in a labcoat tries to stop you."This is a restricted area," he tells Clarke. "I can't allow civilian access.""I'm not a civilian," you counter hotly. "My big sisters are in there, you schweinhund, and you will NOT keep me from seeing them. If you TRY, then we will have a problem. Alles klar?"Admiral Clarke gives the scientist a dangerous smile. "You'd better let her in, Doctor, or she'll huff, and she'll puff, and she'll..."Thankfully, that seems to be all you need to shut the man up.(1/2)
>>36910786>Go now. Right now. Mach schnell, mach schnell!Op, Ausfag here. Don't let any of the shitheads claiming railroading get to you. I rarely get the chance to follow live quests and have to archive binge. Keep running, I love what you are doing and am very intrigued by the plotline.Prince of Wales, Repulse and Vampire when? Rule Britannia and all that!
>>36911087I really like your Kongou.
>>36911155Only time I'll take a Kancolle over an Arpeggio boat. Because Arpeggio Kongo a biiiiiiitch.
>>36911155AoC's Kongou is fine, but his Prinzessin is proving to be utterly adorbs.>>36911175Nah, Arpeggio Kongo is just tsun to anyone who isn't Arpeggio Maya.
>>36911184That reminds me, I need to catch back up on the Manga.>>36911193They can all submerge, so technically, I'm semi-right?
>>36911087The Maternity ward is a sterile place, and not one where it'd be nice to wake up. You've been there. You all have.The whitewash, the machinery, the pure, uncut, utterly alien sensation of primal human fear and disorientation. It's a wonder none of you have gone mad waking up to that.But your sisters deserve better. And they're going to get it.On one table in a featureless room, there lies a young blonde woman. Her body is lifeless, unbreathing, and pale as death. Her uniform is like yours, sort of, but a little more dignified and less "cute". Next to her there's another pale young woman, this one with shorter, darker hair. The brunette wears a uniform modified with some sort of camouflage-patterend panels. Both carry radar aerials like your own. A surge of electricity passes into them, and a monitor on one wall flares into life showing both of their pulses. An intravenous drip flows into the arm of each body: you know from your basic orientation and training that this mixture contains red blood cells, the hemoglobin in which is crafted from ferric material taken from the Bismarck and the Tirpitz. Their bones are impregnated with the same material as well, taken up by the cortical bone as it formed and incorporated into the crystalline metallic structure. Their bodies suitably tempered by scientific processes that by all accounts should not work, they become the subject of the mystical component. You're not sure what happens at this point: nobody really is. All you know is that the blonde one's eyes flick open, and you know immediately that it's her. You thought you lost her, but here she is, looking right at you, a question in her eyes."... what?">What do you say?
>>36911245No words necessary. HUGS AND TEARS.
>>36911184CARNIVAL DA YO!>>36911245>What say"Elder sister..."Then>>36911269
>>36911245>Try to be stoic. Fail. Cry. Glomp.
>>36911245Hugs, tears, and I wish we had brought some schnapps.
>>36911245Welcome black meine Schwester!
>>36911245Hugs, then after you've calmed down, try to explain the whole deal.
>>36911380Gorramit, I got her name right the first time around, but botched it during the second time...
>>36911408Kongō>What's wrong anon, can't into moonrunes?
>>36911415I'm sorry for not going through the trouble of accenting every letter/syllable, grammar Nazi.(I jest about the grammar Nazi bit.)
>>36911480Nein, nein, es ist ganz in Ordnungt. Ich bin ein Grammatik-Nazi! HEIL GRAMMATIK!Wait a minute. Bismarck and Tirpitz are surely going to be a little bit more, well, German. We had time to come about, they have just been reborn after their sinking at the hands of the Royal Navy. Thank fuck Kongō is half-Japanese, I guess?
>>36911245Your arms somehow find Bismarck through your tears, and you cry quietly into her uniform.“Wilkommen zurück, 'ne Schwester!” you manage, stifling a sob."Wirklich?" Bismarck asks quietly. "Are you Prinz Eugen? Surely that cannot be... and am I speaking English? How is that possible? Why am I a girl? Why are we both girls?"Next to her, Tirpitz swings her legs off the table, sitting quietly with her head cocked at you in confusion. She's waiting for an explanation, so you give it to them."The war is over and Hitler has been dead for over a century, and we've been brought back as human girls to fight alien ship-monsters with possibly magical equipment using some sort of Japanese mystical science thing and our remains."There's a long pause."Okay," your sister tells you cheerfully. "Point me to the aliens and I will crush them, but I need a weapon.""That's... you're okay with that?""Fraulein," Bismarck chides you, "last I remember I was fighting the whole Royal Navy, and now I have breasts. Und auch so hübsch! This, I can work with. But there is something I need, to help me cope..."You pass Bismarck a small bottle of schnapps you snuck in with you when nobody was paying attention."Ah! Truly, you are my kin!" she declares, taking a swig.>Check on Tirpitz>Escort them to the armory>Other
>>36911579>Check on Tirpitz>Escort them to the armory
>>36911579>Check on Tirpitzthen>Escort them to the armoury
>>36911579>>Check on Tirpitz first>"Why am I a girl? Why are we both girls?"Oh, good play there, Ace. Good play.
>>36911579>Check on TirpitzThen lets take them to the armory, if the other girls are there.
>>36911579>>Check on Tirpitzthan>Escort them to the armory
>>36911579>>Check on Tirpitz>>Escort them to the armory>"Okay," your sister tells you cheerfully. "Point me to the aliens and I will crush them, but I need a weapon."I like this girl already.
>>36911579>Check on Tirpitz>Escort them to the armoury>>"Why am I a girl? Why are we both girls?"MEIN SIDES, ZEY ARE IN ORBIT!
>>36911579>Check on Tirpitzthen we can >Escort them to the armory
>>36911579>>OtherIntroduce them to everyone.
>>36911579>Check on Tirpitz
>>36911642My sides have declared independence from the Earth Federation and are dropping themselves on Jaburo.
>>36911579You eye Tirpitz, who has yet to speak, carefully. "Tirpitz?" you ask cautiously. "Hallo? Bist du hier mit uns?"TIrpitz nods silently."Are you okay?" you presse gently.Tirpitz nods again."You... aren't much for conversation, are you?"Tirpitz shakes her head."Achtung!" Bismarck calls, tossing the half-empty bottle of schnapps at Tirpitz's head. "Have some of this. Maybe it'll loosen your lips, jawohl?"Tirpitz catches the bottle, raises it lightly in a small salute, and downs it."Besser?" Bismarck asks, looking her sister over.Tirpitz nods. "Ja.""Well," you interrupt, "follow me and I'll show you around. My team is waiting in the armory."A few hallways and turns later, and past a lot of scampering technicians in labcoats, you find the armory."Here you are!" you announce, waving at your teammates. "Nagato is our leader, then you have Kongou, Saratoga, myself, and our new member, Mary.""I'm half alien!" Mary waves flippantly."Since I cannot half crush you, you get a pass," Bismarck jokes as she and Tirpitz salute. "I am Bismarck, formerly Kriegsmarine. I've always wanted to see Maryland."Mary does a little show as the rest of your team returns their salutes. "And you would be Tirpitz?" Nagato asks, smiling warmly at the taciturn battleship girl.Tirpitz blushes and nods. "Ja.""Pleased to meetcha both, Frow Lines!" Kongou greets. You're sure she deliberately mangled that line, to see what would happen."Ah, a half-Tommy," Bismarck replies. "I take my tea black.""I think we'll get along great," Kongou grins.
>>36911838And that's going to be it for tonight. Archive is up and getting botted up and down at the same time, which is par for the course.Thanks for sticking with it, and see you in January. Until then, Merry Christmas, happy new year, happy Hanukkah, and happy Kwanzaa, whichever may apply. Epilogue to this arc incoming.
>>36911892Thanks for running and Frohe Weihnachten.
>>36911892Merry everything mate!German girls stealing the show!
>>36911892Auf wiedersehen, AoC.
>>36911892Thanks for running man. See you next time.Happy holidays and happy New Year.
>>36911838>>36911892The C-5 Galaxy only took you as far as Kaneda Airbase, on Okinawa. There you and the rest of your team met up with the Malacca battlegroup, spearheaded by Kirishima, Hiei, Akagi,, and Kaga. It warmed your heart to see Kongou reunited with two of her sisters, even just for a few hours while your planes refueled. Though their personalities are all different, Hiei being more supportive and Kirishima more analytical and precise, you can tell they genuinely adore each other. It's like you and Bismarck, and to a lesser extent Tirpitz. You're drawn together like that, inseparable even after death.Saratoga and Maryland were thrilled to see two American battlewagons in town as well, with their destroyer escorts. The Johnston, Hoel, North Carolina, and Washington insisted on taking you all to the Officers' Club for drinks. The base CO treated you all.Then it was back into the C-5, bound for Mutsu bay. The aircraft flew about three hundred meters off the surface of the water, just above its stall speed of 210 kilometers per hour, letting you and your fellow Kanmusu parachute into the water: there was no runway in the Aomori Prefecture that could handle a Galaxy anymore. Finally, you're greeted by Nagato's sister Mutsu in a tearful reunion. Nagato ruffles her sister's short crop of brown hair, setting her slug-like antennae askew as she introduces Mary. Mutsu's almost as excited to see Maryland as Nagato was, though her old friend's new horns confuse her to no end. You spot Haruna and Ise and Mogami, and Kitakami and Shimakaze and Hiryuu. And that's what finally gets to you: Hawaii, Malacca, Channel Islands, Baha, Midway, Kwajelain, Okinawa, Melbourne."They're all here," you mutter, grabbing Sara by her collar."What do you mean?" Sara asks, her eyes narrowing at you. "What's wrong?""They've assembled us all," you continue. "What in Himmel do they need ALL of us here for? What have the Admiralties got planned?">To Be Continued
>>36912043Oh, nice cliffhanger epilogue!>>Johnston, HoelWhat, no Samuel B. Roberts? No love for destroyer escorts?
>>36912043>What have the Admiralties got planned?"Counter-offensive?
>>36912094Sam was on another deployment. She came across from Melbourne, while Johnston, Hoel, Carolina, and Wash were coming in from the Channel Islands.The Heermann was scrapped.>>36912132It's the name of the game.And for me, that really has to be it. Night.
>>36912188Oh, that's good to hear. A shame about Heermann.Thanks and have a good night's rest.