>Mechanics: http://pastebin.com/JkfytG2X>Character Sheet: http://pastebin.com/CGK4nsrY>Equipment: http://pastebin.com/QYsxy8aH>Companions: http://pastebin.com/7Dpm66hh>Previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Mercenary%20Quest%202030>Twitter: https://twitter.com/HaremProtaGuideHey all, thank you for dealing with all of the crap I put you through just to get a thread going. Not sure how long this one is going to run seeing as how my sleep schedule is shot to hell, but I’ll do my best to give you a good one. Also, woo 20 quest threads. >Fate Point:1>Money: $135>Equipment: Tier 2 Assault Rifle. Tier 2 Armor (+4 wounds). Tier 1 Pistol. Standard Ammo: 1. Tier 1 Knife. Tier 1 Bandolier. (Carry Capacity, 1 Ammo, 1 Misc) Tier 1 Rucksack. (Carry Capacity 4.) Quality Lighter. Tier 1 Med-kit. Tier 2 Med-kit. Tier 1 Toolkit. Your name is William or Billy, depending on who exactly you ask. Currently you are asleep, dreaming as the memory of the girls you rescued runs through your head, mixing with the visions of the ones rescued when you were taken from the compound. Fear and hate are the largest parts there, reminding you of…of things you don’t want to remember. Then comes the face of Marie, smiling at you, saying thanks for rescuing her at the campfire. Confusion reigns in your head, you don’t know why these things are coming to you, not one bit. Finally they end, fading out until something else comes into view…>Cath holding you on the bed. >Morrigan sitting next to you as she explains she’s not going to shoot you. >Mary in the bathroom, naked and talking in the kitchen. >Bellona on the bed, asking you to sleep with her. >Other.
>>40648991Hmm all good choices.>Morrigan sitting next to you as she explains she’s not going to shoot you. We need to have a 'moment' with Sarah and Nem sometime.Hows it going Guide?
>>40648991>Cath holding you on the bed. so it begins.
>>40648991>Mary in the bathroom, naked and talking in the kitchen.
>>40648991>Cath holding you on the bed.
>>40648991>>Cath holding you on the bed.
>>40648991>Morrigan sitting next to you as she explains she’s not going to shoot you.
>>40649048I'm ok, need to figure out how to pay for my last semester of school and develop a sleep schedule, but ok.
>>40648991>>Mary in the bathroom, naked and talking in the kitchen.
>>40649083Shit man, I know that feeling.
>>40648991>>Morrigan sitting next to you as she explains she’s not going to shoot you.
Man the lines have been drawn!Its okay, they are both the best anyways.
>>40648991Simply because nobody else is voting for it, and from all appearances, the Cath option will win, voting for:>Bellona on the bed, asking you to sleep with her.
>>40648991>>Morrigan sitting next to you as she explains she’s not going to shoot you.Woo guide's back
>>40649201>the Cath option will winCath or Morrigan, I meant to say
>>40649191The good news is waifuing isn't happening yet. I think this is a reflection on past events sort of like how the dreams play out.
>>40648991>>Cath holding you on the bed.As much as I want the Belladona option it would not fit right now.
Looks like Cath on the bed is the clear winner. Writing.
>>40649191It's cool they can have their Cath dream, Morriganfags already got spoiled with an almost sex dream with her and Billy if he wasn't forced to wake up.
>>40649515I don't get it either.
>>40649534I don't remember anything like that.
>>40648991 You find yourself dreaming back to the time when Cath brought you back to her room after you worked out together. You remember her patting the bed and sitting in front of her. You remember her putting her arms around you and remember the noises she was making as she did so, the gentle rocking motion between the two of you. Finally it clicks with you why you’re dreaming of Cath after dreaming of the women. The women did that to each other, you remember seeing some of them doing it to the ones who were scared or crying. You remember how it calmed them down, how they seemed to stop crying after they put their arms around them for some time. If Cath did the same to you…was she trying to make you feel better? You weren’t upset though…so she was upset. But what you don’t know is why she was upset, you never did figure that out… Your dream is broken as somebody shakes your shoulder. Your eyes pop open, hand moving towards your waist before you see that it’s Sarah. “Come on Will,” she says, “It’s time for breakfast before we leave, Morrigan wants to make it back to Fort Riley tonight if we can.” You nod, standing upright and getting your things ready as Cath comes over and hands you a slightly warmed portion of food. You nod to her, your thoughts drifting to your dream once again as Morrigan rounds everybody up. “Alright,” she says, clearly nursing a headache but not bad enough to keep her from getting on the road, “We’re going to go ahead today, Koko’s wagon is slow and she said she doesn’t need us anymore. I’ve gotten the rest of the payment from Mars, so we’re all $250 dollars richer. I want to make it back to Doc’s so we can spend some of that tonight. Now let’s go.”
>>40649889With a nod everybody mounts up, horses having been gathered from where they were earlier. As you head out of Salina, you see a few people wave to you, including a patrol of Mars. They’re probably going to leave later since there are more of them and they have trucks. As you ride you notice that everyone is spread out, you could probably talk to somebody if you wanted to. >Talk to Morrigan, she seemed eager to get back. >Talk to Bellona about last night. >Talk to Cath about that day on the bed. >Other.
>>40649911>>Talk to Morrigan, she seemed eager to get back.
>>40649911>>Talk to Cath about that day on the bed.We did just dream about it.
>>40649911>Talk to Bellona about last night.
>>40649911>>Talk to Bellona about last night.
>>40649911>Talk to Cath about that day on the bed. Our mind is wanting to know.
>>40649911>Talk to Morrigan, she seemed eager to get back.
>>40649911>Talk to Bellona about last night.Nice to see you back in action Guide.
>>40649911>>Talk to Bellona about last night.>Talk to Bellona about last night.
Character exploration for those who rarely talk to is great!Finally anon understands.
So it looks like we're talking to Bellona about last night. Writing.
>>40649889As you ride through the plains with the rest of them, you notice that Bellona is lagging behind a little bit. Part of it is likely because Morrigan always makes her guard the rear of whatever you’re doing, but you see…you need more words to describe what you see. But she doesn’t seem very happy about something. You remember last night, wondering if that had something to do with it. She did seem rather eager to sleep on that bed but you didn’t let her. Dropping back on your horse, you find yourself riding next to Bellona without anybody mentioning it. She looks up to you as you do so, clearly wondering what you’re doing. “What’s up Billy?” she asks you, her LMG slung so that she can pull it up if necessary. You pause, still not exactly sure how to talk to people about things. Yesterday though…yesterday the lady by the campfire seemed to like it when you asked if she was ok. She said thank you and said it made her feel better. So following that… “Are you ok?” you ask her. She blinks at you, clearly surprised that you asked her the question. “What brought this on?” she asks you in return. “You look…upset,” you say, “Last night you wanted to sleep on the bed and I didn’t let you so…” You stop, unsure as how to properly frame the question to her. Bellona looks at you, a thoughtful look on her face. “I’m fine,” she says to you, “you were right, it wasn’t safe to sleep there, no matter how soft that bed was. Don’t worry about it.” She smiles at you, but you can tell that it’s…not real. It’s like Koko’s smile, empty of anything real. But Bellona told you that she was fine…>Ask her if she’s really ok. >Believe her and let it drop.>I also need 2d20 from you.
Rolled 16, 13 = 29 (2d20)>>40650878>>Ask her if she’s really ok.
Rolled 18, 19 = 37 (2d20)>>40650878>>Ask her if she’s really ok.
Rolled 17, 20 = 37 (2d20)>>40650878>>Ask her if she’s really ok.
Rolled 18, 14 = 32 (2d20)>>40650878>>Ask her if she’s really ok.Please no 1.
Rolled 1, 18 = 19 (2d20)>>40650878>Apologize again because it was our fault she's upset.
>>40650923>>40650913Will is so persuasive even a stone will tell Will their secrets.
>>40650902>>40650913>>40650923>>40650924The dice gods seem to appreciate compassion. Good.>>40650926Except you. They don't like you.
>>40650926Am I glad you are late anon.
>>40650942Girls like to tel Will things because he sit there and listens. Sure it might just be because of years of being beaten so he didn't interrupt his superiors, but women look for a good listener in a man. That was a hat Captcha, not a cake
>>40650878>Ask her if she’s really ok.
>>40650878>>Ask her if she’s really ok.
Well, it looks like we're asking Bellona if she's actually ok. Also doing good on secret dice rolls. Sorry for the slowness of the updates guys, I'm trying to do my best.
>>40650878>Ask her if she’s really ok."...I'm sorry."
>>40651095It's okay guide, we're just glad to see you back
>>40651095I'm just happy your here
>>40651095Eh, no worries. It's just good to be back on a regular schedule.
>>40650878Bellona is clearly not ok, normally she is one of the more expressive members of MMS, but right now she’s faking being ok to you. You aren’t sure why she’s faking being ok, especially to you, but it’s clear that she’s thinking about something else at the same time. Normally you try not to get in the way of anybody, but for some reason you think this is important. “Are you really ok?” you ask, looking at her as your horses walk together, several dozen feet behind everyone else. You see Belona’s face flicker in surprise once again, the mask she put on over how she was feeling slipping and then completely sliding away as she looks back at you. “No Billy…no I’m not,” she says, turning to look forward again, her eyes looking towards the horizon as you ride, the sun high up in the sky and beating down on you as your horse sways underneath you. You wait, not knowing what to say once Bellona admitted to you that she wasn’t ok. That seems to be the right response though, as she eventually begins speaking to you once again. “I was almost like those girls in the hospital,” she says to you, her eyes still looking forward but not actually looking at what’s ahead, “I was almost locked in a room for the rest of my life and…” she stops, turning to look at you. “Well you still don’t know about that I guess, but let’s just say it would’ve been really bad for me.” You nod, watching her as she speaks to you.
>>40651670 “It was my fault,” she says, “It was after the fall, after things had stopped working like they were supposed to. I tried to keep living like things weren’t different, like I was still safe.” She stops and shakes her head. “I wasn’t. I trusted the wrong people and they caught me. They did things to me, just like what happened to those girls. But they didn’t break me, didn’t make me give up. They only had me for a week before I escaped.” She lets out a shudder. “I killed my first man then, stabbed him right in the throat with a piece of metal I’d hidden.” She pauses, looking to you. “Do you remember the first time you killed someone Will?” she asks you. You do remember, you remember that charge. But do you feel like telling her?>Tell her. >Shake your head yes but don’t say anything. >Shake your head no. >Other.
>>40651682>>Tell her.Ahh those were the days. Good times.
>>40651682>>Tell her.Child soldier story sharing, yeah!
>>40651682[x] Tell herTry to sing that song Cath sang to us. Try to craddle her ineffectively.
>>40651721How about no
>>40651682>Tell her.I think she would be very appreciative if we entrusted the story to her, especially if she realizes we haven't told this story to anyone yet.
Clearly we're telling her. Writing.
>>40651814I demand a recount!
Have the other girls ever really pressed us for specifics about our past?
So that's why she is so turned on by naive boys.
>>40651849Nope, but they do have a good idea of how fucked up it was. If you met someone who is at least 18 years old but has no concept of sex, would you be willing to go down that rabbit hole?
>>40651906It's funny how you think that's the ONLY fucked up thing about Will
>>40651906I was mostly wondering, in the event Bellona mentions that we talked about our past with her at all, if the other girls might take that as a sign we're getting closer to her than the others.If the others haven't asked and we haven't shared much, then I guess it won't raise too many flags.
>>40651960Well Bell got us for an evening and she did not rape us. So she is becoming a trust worthy character.
>>40652059She is to us. I'd wonder what the other girls think right now, honestly. I dunno how much they've interacted with her/seen us interact with her.
>>40652084Mary has she's seen Bell and Will interact
>>40651682>Tell her.Yay friendship! The greatest ship of all!
>>40652168What is a "Friend"?
>>40652168Think Bell will brother zone Will?
>>40652168Can we use this ship to cross lakes?
>>40652198>Implying Will hasn't already big sister zoned everyone at MMSHah! Point and laugh at this anon!
>>40652084Y'know, this got me thinking. As a small talk thing after all this,could we ask Bellona how she's fitting in with the MMS, or do we think Billy is still too awkward to ask questions like that?
>>40652241>or do we think Billy is still too awkward to ask questions like that?Yes
>>40651682You nod to her, your mouth opening almost before you think about it. “Yes,” you say to her, “I remember.” She looks at you, clearly wondering if you are going to continue. You do, telling her the story. Not the whole story, but how they lined you up, how you were made to go forward with the other boys. You tell it exactly how it happened, how you saw the other boys ran and fell as well, how you tripped into the hole with the man and how you picked up your gun and shot him. Your voice is soft as you tell it, watching her face tighten as you finally finish with how you threw up after you shot him. Bellona looks at you for a little while after you finish telling your story, her face still tight. You look back at her, wondering why she seems so upset. Maybe you shouldn’t have told her the story? “You’ve never told anyone that before have you?” she asks. You shake your head no, nobody else has asked you the question before so there’s no way that you could tell anyone. Bellona shakes her head. “That’s one hell of a story Billy,” she says, turning to look forward once again, “But you wanted to know why I was upset right?” You nod to her. “Well, like I said I was almost like those girls,” she says, “So when we rescued them from the hospital I…I didn’t take it well.” She takes a deep breath, shaking her head. “That’s why I went and got drunk, I didn’t want to think about it. I pretended like everything was back like it was before, that a nice bed and a night with somebody in my arms would make it all go away.”
>>40652276She smiles at you. “But you reminded me that everything’s not ok Willl,” she says, “Which isn’t bad. Pretending like everything is normal is bad, worse even, than remembering that things are screwed up. I have you all around now, so things are looking up, even if I can barely find shampoo or hot running water anymore.” She pauses and then looks forwards to where the others are. “…Thanks for asking about me Will,” she says softly, “It doesn’t make everything better but it helps to tell someone.” She turns to look at you again. “Did you want to ask me anything else?”>No, you’re glad you made her feel better. >Ask her why she was yelling at the men. >Ask her why shampoo and hot water are so important. >Other.
>>40652197A friend is a magical person you know and care about.>>40652198She'll "zone" him alright.>>40652215The Friendship can cross any terrain or distance, even time!
>>40652290>No, you’re glad you made her feel better.>Ask her why shampoo and hot water are so important.
>>40652290>>Ask her why she was yelling at the men. >Ask her why shampoo and hot water are so important.
>>40652290>>No, you’re glad you made her feel better.We helped. That's all we needed to do.
>>40652290>No, you’re glad you made her feel better.
>>40652290>No, you’re glad you made her feel better. >Ask her why shampoo and hot water are so important. What is "Shampoo?"
>>40652290>Ask her why shampoo and hot water are so important.We must get a grip on this 'small talk' others have spoken of.
>>40652290>>Ask her why shampoo and hot water are so important.
>>40652290>>No, you’re glad you made her feel better.>Ask her why shampoo and hot water are so important.
>>40652290>Ask her why shampoo and hot water are so important. "Whats shampoo?" Just kidding. Funny thing is shampoo is probably more a luxury item, and while they probably have it at MMS Will probably just thinks its head soap.
>>40652290>>No, you’re glad you made her feel better.That's enough for now, let her relax.
>>40652290>Ask her why shampoo and hot water are so important.We got by fine with just some guy hosing us down a few times a week back at the compound, on the other hand, we were at the compound so our knowledge base is lacking.
>>40652290>No, you’re glad you made her feel better.Would be nice if we could say something about her looking best when she smiles, but we're nowhere near that smooth or social.
>>40652290>OtherI don't know how to ask this but... why is your hair blue?
>>40652290>>Ask her why shampoo and hot water are so important.AndGlad made her feel better.In Will's repertoire of things to comfort others:1) listen2) cradle and hum3) Tell our past4) ask about if they are Ok
>>40652425That's... actually a perfectly reasonable question. Will probably doesn't know much about hair dye, huh?
Will is asking about shampoo and hot water it seems. Writing.
>>40652454In before genetic engineering.
So is this quest supposed to a be a girl-a-day feelstrip or will this actually have a story beyond the waifus?
>>40652473"In truth, Will, I was built in a lab. Designed to be... the Ultimate Waifu!Things didn't work out that way."
>>40652486If it turns into a slice-of-life story with a much darker than usual tone, I'd be fine with it. However, the intel we got from Salina seems to be plot-hook-y.
>>40652486Just your usual slice-of-life story about a broken child soldier in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.There are hints of something serious going down but not enough is known yet.
>>40652486You caught us literally just after we finished combat. It's basically half combat/half fixing a MC who's broken past the point of autism.
>>40652515They called it... "Les Waifu Terrible"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6wY0rT29zA
>>40652515Anon got ridiculously rich and commissioned his waifu to be genetically engineered, and not as a cat girl this time.Too bad the end days got between anon and his waifu. Too bad for anon, it used to only be an extra dimension apart.
>>40652486It looks like each girl has some backstory, there is plenty of feels to be had, and mostly it's about surviving in post apocalyptic America.MC is so broken he basically is a machine that is just learning emotions. Poor guy is 17 and doesn't even know about love let alone sex.
>>40652486This feels a lot like the calm before the storm, and there certainly seems to be indications of darker times ahead.I'm not bothered at all by the slice-of-life nature of things currently, we've slowly been getting a feel for all of the girls. All the better for when people start dying, and Will has to fight hard to hang onto those he cares for.My (wild) guess is a lot of this is buildup to shit getting really dark.
>>40652290You shake your head no at first and then stop. “What’s on your mind?” asks Bellona as you stop. “Why is shampoo and hot water so…important?” you ask, seeing as how she seemed to find it incredibly important when you helped her with her hair and she just mentioned it again. You’re still not completely sure what shampoo actually does besides make bubbles and smell nice and whenever you need to take a bath or shower cold water is enough, though admittedly it is exactly that, cold. Bellona looks at you again and this time she laughs, actually laughs as if something were funny. “I guess they’re not really that important compared to food or guns,” says Bell, “But they’re nice things, luxuries if you will. They help me feel like a girl again instead of some brute.” You pause, looking at her. You aren’t exactly sure what a luxury is, but in the context of nice things it’s probably like blankets and new clothes. “Aren’t you a girl?” you ask Bellona, your head tilted a little bit in confusion. Bellona looks back to you in return confusion but then smiles again. “Oh Will,” she says, moving her horse a little bit closer to yours, “That’s not what I meant. Of course I’m a girl. But things like a good bath and smelling nice can make a girl feel…more girly, feminine if you will.” You stare at her again, still confused. Asking about shampoo and hot water has quickly led you to a place you know nothing about and Bellona’s explanation doesn’t seem to be helping at all. She sees your confusion and shakes her head, turning back to look back to the front again. “Never mind Will,” she says, “The explanation isn’t important. Just remember almost any girl would love a hot shower and some soap to clean off, even if she wouldn’t admit it to you,” She takes a look up to the front, where Morrigan is riding, “Even Morrigan and Nem.”
>>40653020You nod at that, it’s something you can remember even if you don’t exactly know why it is, like how trucks work or a bullet fires. From there on you and Bell don’t really talk about much, though she seems to be in a better mood than before. Shortly after, Morrigan calls a quick stop for lunch and checking the horses. You eat and check your horse, getting some of the dirt out of its hooves. Eventually you start riding again, having quite a bit to think about since you talked with Bellona. You could still ask somebody a few questions though, you’re still pretty far away from Fort Riley. >Just ride back, you’ve had plenty of conversation for today. >Talk to Morrigan, she seemed eager to get back. >Talk to Cath about that day on the bed.>Other.
>>40653038>Talk to Cath about that day on the bed.
>>40653038>>Talk to Morrigan, she seemed eager to get back.
>>40653038>>Talk to Cath about that day on the bed.Most silent conversation ever, incoming.>“Even Morrigan and Nem.”Gentlemen, we just flagged the Morrigan/Nem bathing scene.
>>40653038>>Talk to Morrigan, she seemed eager to get back.I think we can save the question for Cath for another day, maybe after workout.
>>40653038>>Talk to Cath about that day on the bed.
>>40653038>Talk to Morrigan, she seemed eager to get back.
>>40653038>>Other.[x] Talk to the party thief.
>>40653038>Talk to Cath about that day on the bed.With all this socializing and high rolls for comprehension, are we getting any closer to not being so autistic in our interactions? Are we actually autistic, or just uninformed? Is Will unintelligent? He seems to file away different things he hears from other people and treat it like gospel, so I feel like he shouldn't be so spaghetti for long.
>>40653038>Talk to Morrigan, she seemed eager to get back.I forgot you were running guide. Guns of Icarus is pretty fantastic.
>>40653186He's learning. Autistic people are almost always in their own little world and Will is cautiously expanding his knowledge in a world he was always in, just never really explored.
>>40653186We won't just be suddenly better, It's a gradual progress, Also he's been a child soldier for basically all his life, Don't expect him to change so much so soon
Alright, looks like we're going to try and talk to Cath this time. Writing. >>40653186Will doesn't have anything mentally wrong with him besides being severely maltreated as he went through most of puberty. So uninformed. He's not unintelligent, as demonstrated by his ability to work on fire-arms and relatively quick pick up of basic first aid and medical knowledge. He's mostly lacking a sense of "self" which he is slowly developing thanks to being pushed into it by MMS and various outside factors.
I'm just saying, does he have zero critical thinking skills? I think I've seen him make his own conclusions based on existing information alone, but that should happen more often than "occasionally" when you're being given so much new stimuli without all the previous risks, like beatings or malnutrition.
>>40653299Two of those aren't even for the same vote you dumb fucktard
>>40653299What my associates and I are trying to say is, remove yourself from the genepool, you stupid fuck.
>>40653334She's thinking of dog dicks.
>>40653299Friendly reminder that this, brain surgeon, has just as much weight when voting in this quest as every one of us.
>>40653299It hurts to be that retarded doesn't it?
>>40653368God help us.
>>40653282It's still only been a month or two since he was rescued. He's growing, but it takes time and I'm trying not to rush it.
>>40653437Your quest, I guess. I just hope it's not just being played as a deconstruction.
>>40653502I don't think so at least. I'm not trying to keep Will permanently oblivious if that's what you mean.
Anyone have any guesses on what the future might hold for us, with that scary letter and all?
>>40653334I just wanted an excuse to post this.
>>40653643You forgot the most important part.This E3 was hard of Metroid fans.
>>40653678for*, dammit. BlastBall fucked me up.
>>40653643>ShadmanThat guy's edginess is hilariously sad.You can tell he tries so damn hard.
>>40653038With all the talking you did with Bellona, still floating through your head and that mention of how talking about it helped, you wonder if Cath would feel better talking about that day at when she asked you to get on the bed with her. You decide that at least talking to her about it couldn’t hurt, since she seemed to feel better afterwards. Cath is somewhat in the middle of the column of riders, behind Morrigan and Nem but in front of Sarah and Bellona. You fall in with her as you ride, the clop of hooves the only thing that disturbs the quiet for some time. Cath is always quiet of course, but you seem to get the feeling that she’s enjoying just riding with you. Of course you do have a question to ask her, but a few minutes of riding won’t hurt. Thankfully she eventually looks over at you, her eyebrow cocked as if to ask you if you wanted something from her. You give her a nod, causing her to turn and look at you fully instead of just looking at you from the side. You look at her, struggling with how to bring up something that was so long ago. Eventually Cath tilts her head at you as you remain silent, causing you to look forward again before turning and looking at her again. “You were upset when you asked me to get on the bed with you,” you say to her quietly “Why were you upset?”
>>40653763Cath’s eyes widen as you ask her that question, before they turn dwon and look away from you. You can see some redness come onto her cheeks and she mumbles something, but you can barely here it, much less make something out of it. You look away, wondering if you’ve made her mad or something before you see her turn back towards you. “Hurt…didn’t protect,” she says softly, just like she did back when she hit you. But that doesn’t tell you very much, just that she wants to protect something. >Ask her why she wants to protect so badly.>Ask her what she wants to protect. >Leave her alone, she doesn’t really look like she wants to talk. >Other. >Need 2d20 again.
>>40653701Actual image of Shadman.
Rolled 15, 13 = 28 (2d20)>>40653773>>Ask her what she wants to protect.
Rolled 3, 3 = 6 (2d20)>>40653773>Ask her why she wants to protect so badly.
Rolled 1, 19 = 20 (2d20)>>40653773>Ask her why she wants to protect so badlyYeah. All of the backstories.
>>40653805YOU FUCK! YOU HAD TO GO AND RUIN IT!
Rolled 12, 15 = 27 (2d20)>>40653773>Ask her what she wants to protect.
Rolled 3, 17 = 20 (2d20)>>40653773>Ask her why she wants to protect so badly.>Ask her what she wants to protect.
>>40653773>Ask her what she wants to protect.
>>40653805And now we don't get backstory because of THIS FUCKING ASSHOLE!
Warrior-poets are old hat. Will is going to start the trend for mercenary-therapists.
>>40653853Apparently not because of this fucktard>>40653805
Yes! Feels quest is back! mfw>Ask her what she wants to protect.
>>40653773>>Ask her what she wants to protect.AndWhy
>>40653849Wait, why 2 rolls?There must be a reason for both of them.
>>40653916First was obviously to spot the sniper, second was getting Cath to open up to us.She'll take the time to formulate a response, then just as she opens her mouth to reply, she's shot down.
>>40653916I hope ones for riding and ones for social.You know get the sob story about why she wants to protect Will, only for him to off his horse mere moments later.
Alright. Looks like Cath clams up a bit for now but you'll like the other roll when it comes to pass. Writing.
>>40654007... I like the sound of thatKinda
>>40654007Goddamnit there goes the backstory!
>>40653939>>40653937I love you anons.That is all.You make this so much more entertaining.
>>40654017No, it just means Cath doesn't want to talk about it on horseback.
>>40654054that seems fair she is in the middle of every one and dosn't want every one knowing her shit
>waking up>Mercs Quest still runningThat serene smile on my face will be stuck there the whole day.
>>40653773As Cath looks down at the ground between your horses, you wonder what she wants to protect. You open your mouth to ask her, but she shakes her head no. She doesn’t say anything, but the look on her face and the movement of her head is pretty determined, meaning that you probably shouldn’t ask her right now even if you want to know. Instead you just nod at her in understanding, causing her to give you a bit of a smile before she goes back to looking at the ground while you ride. You look down as well, wondering what could make Cath be quiet like that. Though if she doesn’t want to talk about it you suppose that you shouldn’t ask too much even though Bell said it felt better to talk about things. Maybe it’s different for everybody? Most of the rest of the ride back to Fort Riley is quiet, with Nem and Morrigan talking occasionally to each other and Bellona making a few calls forward of her own seeing as how most of what you talk about has already been discussed. But as the night starts to get closer and the sun begins to dip towards the horizon, you realize that you’re actually really close to Fort Riley.
>>40654619As you ride closer to the town, you’re about to crest a small ridge when Morrigan suddenly raises her hand and stops everybody. “Off the horses now,” she says, sliding off hers quickly and unslinging her rifle before heading towards the top of the rise. Everyone quickly follows suit, the horses mostly staying where they are as they’re rather tired and perfectly content to not move any more. Morrigan makes it to the top of the rise first, crawling the last bit of the way there. Nem is next, then you and Cath, everyone following suit as she does so. Finally Bellona and Sarah climb up next to you, everyone staring at the bottom of the ridge. You look down upon the camp in the middle of nowhere at the bottom, over a hundred men in dark clothing camped together, nearly all of them clearly armed or going about some kind of business in a military like manner. They have some sentries posted, but all of them are in the direction of Fort Riley except for a few closer to the camp. “Well fuck,” whispers Morrigan.
>>40654635And that's the thread for tonight. Hope you guys enjoyed it, I was a little bit off my game from being tired, but we have exciting things coming in future threads!Q and A for a bit like normal till you guys are done or I fall asleep.
>>40654665You said there was going to be good news later, There was no good news. You lied
>>40654665thanks for running.
>>40654665Well fucking fantastic.
>>40654635Well, fuck. How are we supposed to deal with this.
>>40654665... Oh. Turns I shouldn't have liked the sound of this. I don't like this at all, really.I can only hope that we'll get the chance to talk to Cath about this again. We, uh, we didn't cause her opinion of us to lower because of that fail, did we?
>>40654665Thanks for running. Was the good news we avoided getting caught flat footed?
>>40654697>>40654691>>40654696>>40654681My guess is the "good" was us noticing the horde o f hostiles before stumbling into the.
>>40654681Oh, but there is good news! The other roll was for how good of time you made, which was 20 and 19 respectively. You could've been slower!Like this guy said! >>40654704>>40654691>>40654696You'll manage something I'm sure. I have ideas to help. >>40654697Nope, you're fine with Cath. >>40654682>>40654689Thanks for reading guys!
>>40654715Not the kind of good I had in mind, really.
>>40654681We didn't run into them and we have the possibility to warn Fort Riley's garrision and earn massive favors with the population and government. From the possible outcomes, it's the mit favorable.
>>40654715Well that's kinda a shitty good....
>>40654725Oh, good. It'd be just plain disheartening if we weren't!Thanks for running, Guide. I can't wait for the next session!
>>40654745Yeah No totally! I wanted to get attacked by a few hundred guys. That would have just been Fantastic.
>>40654764It should be fun, hopefully I can start earlier to maintain the thread speed.
>>40654725Next thread when?
>>40654828Next Monday or Tuesday at the moment.
>>40654665Thanks for running.
>>40653618I'm pretty damn convinced that something is going to happen to Will where he's going to go full shut down mode and murder everything. He's a broken kid I bet there's some hidden 'trigger' in his psyche that's just waiting to be pulled.
>>40656427If we had taken the murder-y route in character creation, I would agree with you, but we actually took the least damaging route. Will is still fucked up, but he never was a murderhobo on a leash.>>40655478That letter, the camp in Salina which now ties up a lot of military strength, this attack group... it all points to a bigger, organized group opposed to the US government, like a new Confederacy. So, a new civil war?
>>40656995Sorry >>40655478I meant >>40653618