The Legion, once a great force that shook the wasteland, has fallen. After the defeat at Hoover Dam and the death of Caesar, the 87 united tribes fell into chaos, quickly becoming little more than groups of slavers and warbands with no unity or code of honor. The NCR already spread too thin in the Mojave, did its best to secure its borders by quickly reinforcing the dam. Now able to defend against any would-be invaders that try to cross the Colorado River, the NCR turns its attention to New Vegas, where a mysterious courier going by the name of "Six" has declared New Vegas a independent state.But that is none of your concern... at least for now.You are a survivor, one that sees the fall of the old Legion as an opportunity to begin anew and to forge your own path using the skills the Legion has given you, because if there is one thing you know for certain. It's that war... War never changes.Previous thread: >>475708Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/475708/Every action/support requires a 1d100 >(type "dice+1d100" in the Options bar without quotes)New players and Newfags are welcome, don't let Namefags scare you.
Reposting last action>>502343"Interesting. Perhaps this town is as full of profligates as we first believed.">you wave over Rail to join the two of you."Thaddeus, this is Rail. He is new blood for the Legion. Its going to be your responsibility to train him into a proper Legion Recruit.">"Ave, new blood. Gather what trifle and petty things you own and meet me at the Inn with the others.">"sure thing. I'll be there in a flash man.""Perhaps you might convince your followers to join us, however if they don't say yes the first time don't bother. The Legion accepts only those worthy of its time.">Rail leaves the bar eager to get his worthless possessions and friends."what do you plan on doing with his things Thaddeus?">"the same thing we did with a small tribe from the edge of Zion. gather there wealth then make them burn it in the name of the Legion.""if they have nothing to go back to they have more motivation to stay.">"indeed.">the two of you exit the bar exposing your sets of armor to the towns people in full view>some stare in awe or fear while others continue to go about their business"Im going to find out about how much these trophies are worth. Then I'll meet you at the Inn. Have Aetius assist you in the new bloods training. Im sure he will be most helpful.">"As you say Decanus.">Thaddeus leaves you in front of the bar to carry out his orders.>you take the tags in your hand and look them over again thinking of where you might go to get the most accurate information on their worth.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>503320Go to the market and talk to a wide variety of traders, that should provide us with an indication of their value.Also, see if our male slave has been sold. If he has, we might think about buying some new ones - either women to help with admin, or men to train into recruits.
>>503396Slaves will remain slaves, they are unworthy of joining let alone training the legion
>>503413While I would normally agree with you brother, our Legion is in a poor state. We will need many string soldiers to break the NCR.If these profligate slaves display loyalty to the Legion and if they can survive the harsh training, then we should welcome them as recruits.
>>503396Supporting.>>503413Its an common practice in the Legion to raise slaves to recruits if they show promise. It's a good way to stop slave revolts.
>>503320Bigus Dickus is back? HELL YEAH!>>503396Supporting
>>503396This.Only keeping a name because of a dynamic ip and I need to keep track of anons and suggestions...
>>503396>the market seems to be the best place to find value for them>stalls litter the streets selling everything from junk to jet>the first one you approach has a young woman covered from heat to toes with dirt and grime>around her stall is various odds and ends, likely whatever she could scavenge from abandoned buildings and caves>she looks up from her bag of caps that she was counting as you stop at the stall>she ties up the bag and places it under the counter and moves a homemade pistol of some sort onto it with her hand still on it>"Legion Wannabe huh? What do you want? make it quick.">shes a despicable cur, both in appearance and in attitude. >you show her the collection of tags"How much are these worth?">"NCR tags? Not sure, maybe.. four or five caps a piece? At least that's what I'll buy them for.">you take note of her price and walk away without another word.>you can hear the woman shout her disapproval of your sudden leave as you approach the next stall>this next one is owned by a man who is likely as old as the dirt he walks on, with about the same for sale as the woman>"W-what can I get fer ya?""Value. Value is what I am currently seeking. Specifically the value of these tags here.">the man ponders the price for a moment.>"Well I'm going to be honest with you son, to me these tags are worthless. Though I hear that most of the bigger businesses and shady individuals will take them as if you were handing them purified water by the gallon.""have you dealt in tags previously old man?">he gives you a almost toothless grin>"yeah, back when I first got here. If I were to give an estimated value of them to those individuals...">he scratches his chin, a few of his grey hairs falling out onto his stock as he does so.>"Id say, maybe about 20 caps worth of value? It really depends on the hate they have for the Bear. But 20 is probably the average.">you grip the tags tightly and place them around your neck again letting them jingle"I thank you for the information. It has been of great value to the Legion.">"now are you going to buy something?">just like the previous shop owner you turn away>there is no further need to converse with them right now.>or is there..."Where are the slavers?">the old man takes a seat next to his stall and pulls out a bottle of sunset sarsaparilla and takes a big gulp of it before speaking again>"out back, behind the Inn."
>>503530Make a mental note of the woman trader for when we capture the city. No profilgate insults a legionaire and gets away scot free.Head to the slavers, hopefully we run into incontentius there.
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>503530The woman can make a slave when/if we take over.Let's head to the slaver and see if we can find someone with an intense Bear hate. When we do, let's use our commanding presence and tales of Bear ineptitude and cowardice to gain a fervour and thereby increase the value of these tags.We would do well to memorize the names and give a short story relating to the death of these dirty, filthy Rangers.
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>503604Good idea. We could start with that speech, to attract both attention and favours, and then put our slave up for auction. Whoever spends more will get the slave which has served a man with more than 20 confirmed kills, all of NCR soldiers and rangers
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>503530Sell Fatue
>>503604>>503615>you remember where the Inn was from the last time you were in town and it doesn't take you long to get there.>the place looks just as pitiful as it did before, barely a building and more of a glorified shack >Incontinentius stands near the side of the building, a tied up Vappa not too far away.>"Hail Decanus.""Incontinentius, have you sold Fatue yet?">as you approach him he turns to look behind the Inn and motions for you to do the same>when you finally look around the back you can see a group of men on guard around five poles with people tied to them>one being Fatue>"He hasn't been sold quite yet, but he is on display as being for sale. Apparently Scotchville has a few rules about slaving.""and those are?">"you need to have your slave on display for at least half a day before it can be sold publicly.">Incontinentius points to the other slaves, three men and a woman all tied tightly to a pole.>"each of those slaves are able to be sold right now. while Fatue will still need to be left out in the sun to bake a while.""any idea why they have this rule recruit?">"to weaken the slaves by starving them at least a day, and to let them know that those buying are the only ones to get them out of their bindings">interesting technique, but its incredibly basic.>though you suppose it matches with the Inn."where are the sellers located?">"all around town. they are not required to stay here to sell, the guards up there do the selling and each take a cut for delivery... I refused to get to far away less the profligates take our wealth.">you pat your recruit on the shoulder"You did well, keep this up and you might earn the right to your name again.">"yes Decanus.">as your turn back a man approaches you with a arm raised with a open hand>a Legion sign>one that signals "I wish no harm">"Ave, Legionnaires. Enjoying the stock?"
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>503733Greet the man in the proper, respectful, Legion manner.Inquire as to the cost and skills of the other slaves. Then ask about him, who is he / what is his story
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>503793This. Be nice to him.
>>503800>>503793>both you and Incontinentius return the gesture "I am, I have personal interest in an upcoming sale.">the man looks over to the stock of slaves>"Ah, so I amuse the far left one up there is your slave?""yes. Fatue is Legion stock.">the man laughs at the sound of Fatues name>"Is that his name? Well its appropriate.""you seem to know a lot about Legion traditions, how should I call you">"Names are important in the Legion, both for honoring and punishing soldiers... For now you can call me Slaver.""Slaver, I am Decanus Dickus. I lead the Legionnaires who recently came to Scotchville.">his hands move to his sides and he exposes a sharpened deathclaw gauntlet >"Welcome then, I hope the profligates here haven't deluded your code and judgement.""No, they have not.">you look over the other slaves on the poles>he knew that yours was the one on the far left with certainty "The other slaves are yours then yes?">"Correct, I don't trust the guards as much as other slavers do. I know just how greedy men of the wastes can be.""what can your slaves do, and what value do you place on them?">he smiles and motions to the woman>"As the Legion code and law dictates, only men may fight and earn as anything other than a slave, the woman up there might prove a hassle to you. She is a gladiator from the Thorn that was found drunk on the street. the other men are farmers from a village not too far from here, and they are worth their wight in caps for someone looking to set up a plantation... or perhaps a farm for a garrison...">his smile turns to a grin as he looks at you from the corner of his eye>"I heard about Caesar, Its a shame, but his men are still valued customers in my eyes."
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>503978Use our slave experience to inspect the slaves. He might just know about the Legion enough to rip them off.
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>504041Seconding, let's use our experience with slave training to review them.At the moment though, I'd wager that the women is not worth the effort, and that we should just buy the men - if they're pliable enough.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>503978Examine the slaves closely
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>504041Thirding.
>>504098>even from here you can tell that the woman is indeed what the Slaver claims her to be.>she has scars up and down her body many times healed over and her knuckles are callused and hard from fights>but the men are far different from her.>they look like the closest they have ever come to a fight was a slight misunderstanding. >that is besides one, the one furthest to the right bares scars similar to the woman, and his eyes are cold as he stares intently at the Slaver.>you can see trickles of blood stream from his back, a sign that he has been disciplined recently."how Valued are we as customers? that is to say, how much would you offer the slaves to Legionnaires?">"the men I'll sell you for a nice and fair price. two hundred and fifty five caps each. The woman; if you want her, costs four hundred.">the farmers are clearly overpriced, they are old and weak, likely given to the slaver in a tribute of some sort, or possibly just the ones too slow to get away.>they are probably worth around half the price he is selling them for, despite how convincing he seems to be.
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>504179Forget it, we can buy them later. Head up to the inn for some rest
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>504179The Thorn woman seems like a warrior. It may not be liked, but in terms of true value, she is most profitable. But we are being cheated.I think we should forget it for now but hold onto her in our thoughts. Let it be known that to cheat the Legion is to cheat death. And like death, you can only cheat us so many times.
>>504255Damn. I really wanted to buy her at a super reduced price but I didn't trust my roll and went with the safe bet! Op, any chance we can haggle with this fucker??
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>504188Agreed. The stock is average but overpriced. The bloodied one might be interesting though...Have Incontinentius stay here to guard the slaves while we head to the inn to check in with our men, and then rest. Maybe time skip to tomorrow?
>>504255god damn.... >>504265RNGsus wills it.
>>504255Daaam, that roll!We should go haggle over the bloodied man who can become a soldier, not the useless alcoholic woman!
>>504265>>504283if you can decide which to haggle for I will do it. a Nat 100 deserves to be used wisely
>>504291Fuck...Haggle over Guts.I mean, the man with a scar staring at Slaver.
Nice roll mate . But why are we dumping all our cash for slaves when we just recruited an explosives user, who might also bring along 2 more recruits. Then those that will sign on one we capture the town.
>>504355I think this one is special. Plus, more numbers in the take over can help. I am sure he will want to take his revenge on Slaver after we take over. Plus, we will get back those lost caps. And more. A small investment for a high return.
>>504401I'm doubtful a violent slave is going to take well to being a slave for us instead. But I'll go with majority decision.
>>504255>>504302"interesting offer. But no. Your slaves are not worth the price you are selling them for. And lying to Legionnaires that you 'respect' so highly is not going to make your offer more temping.">Incontinentius stares down Slaver as his hand starts reaching for his revolver.>"Lying to Legion? I- I would never-""and here you do it again. From what I can tell this town respects those with strength and the ability to kill NCR far more than those who rip them off with slaves.">you motion the the Sequoia on your belt, a clear winner in the stand off against his deathclaw gauntlet.>he notices, and he notices Incontinentius' own steel ready in his hand.>"Lets be reasonable about this... What can I do to make this right?""the man at the end of the line. He isn't a farmer, though you are selling him as one.">"yeah so? I needed him gone, you can see the way he is looking at me yeah? Why would I keep that around?">you take a step closer to Slaver your Sequoia now in your hand and pressed against his gut"lets talk price...">you can see the sweat forming on his brow, the dirt and grime there getting slightly washed off as it drips.>the Slaver looks at your tags.>"I'll- I'll sell him for tags then! just five! I need something from this, and five tags can get me a lot in this town.""and how long have you been selling and buying from the Legion with your 'fair' prices?">he sweats even more.>"Heh.. heh.. okay, you've made a good point. three tags and you never see me again. Deal?">your eyes pierce his own like daggers and you stay silent for a long time.>then you pull your revolver away with a wide grin."that's how you negotiate Slaver. I hope you took notes.">you pat his shoulder and take the tags off your neck removing three of them. (you now have 19 NCR tags left.)"Deal...">Slaver raises his arm to the guards>"that one! with the scars! these men just bought him.">they nod and remove his bindings before bringing him over to you.>Slaver takes off to the other side of the slave market as his slave watches him run off.
>>504465Get the slaves story, after which we can decide if he is a suitable recruit - or if he needs to be broken in more.
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>504465Nobody cheats the Legion. Walk over to the new slave and hand him our boot knife. Introduce ourselves and tell him he has two options. He can die here, be worked as our slave, or he can prove himself worth the Legion and go kill that slaver before he escapes town.Order incontentius to follow him if he accepts the challenge, and shoot him if he tries to escape.
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>504501I like this. But the Slaver will not run when he has others to continue selling. Unless we roll high enough?
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>504580Didn't we tell him to skip town in our Nat 100 post? Therefore, we can claim the rest of his stock if our slave kills him
>>504605True. Any others on this?
>>504501You really wanna kill him in front of armed guards?
>>504726These are not ncr soldiers, they are border-line bandits that nobody trust. They might just look the other way if we offer them the other slaves to keep. We don't want them anyways.
>>504736Yeah, that's what I thought. No one's gonna bat an eye at a dead Slaver. We can give any guards with snoopy eyes a tag we reclaim as well as caps he has on him.
>>504580>>504501"You cost me three NCR tags, a large sum for a single slave.">the slave turns to you and looks over your armor from top to bottom>"You have an eye for quality at the very least... Veteran.">Incontinentius speaks>"It's Decanus. Show respect.">He knows of your previous rank just from looking at your armor?>interesting.>you reach down and take the blade from your boot and hold it out to the slave."and you know about Legion rank. So I can assume you know how brutal we can be to slaves.">"indeed I do, Decanus.""then you have two choices. Either take this blade and kill your previous master, or work till death in service of the Legion.">the slave smiles and takes the blade gripping it tightly in his hand>"then I shall serve Caesar and his Legion once more, Decanus.""once he is dead, we will claim the right of his stock. once you see my recruit here-">you place your hand on Incontinentius' shoulder"bribe the guards, you strike. Then return to me, understood?">the slave nods>"Ave, true to Caesar">then he rushes off into the crowd doing his best to blend in as he hunts down his prey.>"That slave was clearly a Legionnaire Decanus...""Its a shame he let himself be dishonored in front of us. Whatever rank he once held, he knows he has lost it.">"are you sure he will return?">you turn to Incontinentius and take a couple of tags off the necklace holding them out"don't you have a guard or two to bribe?">"yes Decanus, as you ask.">Incontinentius takes the tags and begins his walk over to the guards just as Aetius and Thaddeus return to you with Rail and his things."hold off on Rails training for a moment recruits... He should first see what true loyalty to the Legion is.">the three men walk up beside you and look around at the crowd wondering about what you are talking about.1/2
>>505021>you point to Incontinentius who now has made it to the slave guards calling both of them over to him>they huddle together for a few seconds chatting, and while they do that you point the others over to Slaver who is hiding in the crowd."he has been cheating the Legion... Rail.. take note on what a mere slave is willing to do to join our ranks.">"What do you mean?">you don't answer and instead let everything play out from your position here near the Inn.>the guards turn back away from Incontinentius and stand where they did and nod in your direction.>Incontinentius walks back to you silently and once he arrives the guards turn around and face the slaves.>then there is a scream from the crowd.>you all look over to where it came from and you can see your slave carving into the slavers neck>Rail looks mortified for a minute but begins to take interest in what he is watching once he notices you watching emotionless >the slave stabs into his targets neck over and over, each time a spray of blood squirting out.>the crowd backs away from the sight making a large empty area, but nobody acts, clearly noticing that the guards are doing the same.>to them, its probably someone who messed with Scotch and needed a lesson.>that is until the slave carves a large X into the slavers chest and stands up covered in his blood.>"Profligates will render unto Caesar all that belongs to Caesar!">subtle...>its gets even less subtle when you hear Aetius shout from beside you>"Ave True to Caesar!">you glance over and see him raise his blade high as a sign of respect.>you and your Legionnaires stand there in front of the crowd as the slave returns to you, kneeling at your feet.>this went as planned... sort of.>while he did do as you asked, he could have done it with a little less flair.>but at least everyone in Scotchville knows not to get on the bad side of the Legion.>Especially Rail.>you look over to him and smile"like I said, you will fear nothing but failure."
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>505159This man is a slave no more, today he has earned the title of recruit within the Legion and the name of Viscera.Adjourn to the Inn and promote our three original men to the rank of Legionnaire - they are recruits no longer. Incontinentius may have his name back as well.
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>505361I agree.
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>505600Fourthing disRoll with us brah
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>505361
>>505361>you turn back to the slave."on your knees you were a slave, when you rise, you will be a Legionnaire.">the slave keeps his head bowed as he speaks>"I give my body and soul to Mars and to Caesar.""To the Legion.">he looks up at you, and even though he doesn't show it you know he questions the wording."Caesar is dead, but the Legion will live on in his memory.">"then to the Legion I give my body and soul.""Rise, rise as Viscera. Recruit of the Legion.">Viscera rises and holds out the gore covered blade to return it>you take it from him and look it over before handing it to Incontinentius>he slowly takes it from you questioningly"clean my blade for me Celer, once it is clean so shall your name.">Incontinentius' eyes widen at the sound of his real name.>"yes, yes Decanus. it shall be spotless.">Celer pulls out a rag and immediately begins to clean it of gore and blood.>you place yourself so you can face all your men and smile"Recruits Aetius, Thaddeus, and Celer. Your time of trials have ended, you are no longer recruits. You are Legionnaires.">your original group all drop to their knee and Celer gives back your blade as spotless as he could make it."Ave Legionnaires.">they all speak as one, the crowd from before still watching >"True to Caesar. True to the Legion!"
>>505793(Oh man, that's some awesome writing. I got chills. Great job op.)
>>505809thanks. its not that good though.
>>505793Ask viscera if he knows if any other former Legion in the area. Order celer to take viscera back to the inn for food and rest, he has been starved. Have thaddeus, aetiud and rail loot the slaver, then drag his body outside town. They can begin rails training after that's fine. No reason to leave our mess lying in the street.Lets try to track down tacker.
>>505857Regardless, you improve daily. That was amazing and I look forward to more.Do we vote, or are you writing more?
>>505955take action if you like. sorry if that was unclear from my post.
>>505953I'll go with this, seems logical.
>>505953>they rise and you point to the body in the street"loot it, get my tags back and anything else you can find that's useful, after that drag it outside of town. Then you can begin Rails next step.">they all go to take care of it but you stop Celer and Viscera as they step forward."Viscera... I have a few questions.">"yes Decanus?""You were Legion before now, yes?">he nods firmly>"Yes Decanus. I was.""as you can see, we are rather short on manpower. Do you know of any Legion in the area? Former or otherwise?">Viscera thinks for a moment and sighs >"not.. not any that are still loyal. But there is a group calling themselves the Children of Mars, besides the worship of Mars they are little more than raiders.">Raiders...>Raiders are dumb brutes that respect only chems, money, and power.>Legionnaires that go raider, there is at least a small chance that chems are off the list."where?">you pull out your partially filled out map and show it to him>as soon as he looks at it he smiles.>"right here, already marked.">he points to the raider camp you already have on it.>you nod and roll the map back up and put it away"Celer, take Viscera inside the Inn and get him some food and water from the Brahmin. Oh and some clothes, no recruit of the Legion wears rags.">you turn away from the two as they make their leave to watch the body get dragged out of town a very bloody path flowing behind them.>perhaps now is a good time to find that marksman.>you walk back into town to the building Tacker usually watches from.>he sits there ion his stool with a Scotch in his hand >"eh.. Aren't you the Ranger from before?"
>>506078"I am decanus bigus dickus. Merely a disguise to test the atmosphere. You never know when a town might have an expert marksman like yourself willing to fire on legion as we approach. I would like to know why you protect this town. If you don't mind my questions."(I'm voting we go check out the children camp after we finish with tacker, and sleep. We need to outfit viscera and rail too.)
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>506097Forgot roll.
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>506097Seconding all of this.
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>506097Has my support too
>>506181>>506137>>506099(Haha, well we can't win them all)
>>506099 (22 is highest? HA!)"I am Decanus Bigus Dickus. The duster was a disguise to test the atmosphere. You never know when a town might have a expert marksman like yourself willing to fire on Legion as we approach.">Tacker nods and pats his rifle >"Yeah, I didnt get this old on luck alone you know... that just not how the wasteland works.""We know, I would like to know why you protect this town. If you dont mind my-">before you can finish the front door of the building is kicked open and Scotch stomps out his 10mm in his hand>"Who the fuck killed--">at the sight of you he stops and nods in understanding.>"Ah, Legion of course. It makes sense now, had to take out the competition in town eh?">"Scotch? whats goin on?">"SHUT UP TACKER! this Legion fucker killed one of my townspeople in front of the slave market. Bought a slave and had him do the dirty work.">"you're shitting me..">Tacker holds his rifle a bit closer making ready to aim and fire if necessary>out of the corner of your eye you can see your Legionnaires dumping the body of Slaver in a ditch>then your brought back to Scotch with his 10mm pointed at your skull from his place in the doorway
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>506216(We are not together and ready for a fight unless yall feel rowdy. Try to intimidate them down?)"I agreed to not cause trouble in town, but I won't stand by when a legionaire has been taken as a slave and the one responsible insults me to my face. Don't let your temper makes problems you can't handle."
>>506231Great roll, supporting.
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>506231I give this the support it deserves
>>505857(I stopped keeping track of how many novels I had read when I passed 500, ten years ago. If writing gets me immersed, it's good, regardless of if it's Shakespeare or not. Good thread QM.)
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>506231This is good, fourthing
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>506231Fifthing.
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>506231Sixthing
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>506231And another one Supportin
>>506231>you are outgunned and alone, at least for now.>perhaps you might be able to talk him out of shooting you if you play your cards right.>despite the weapon being pointed at your skull you do your best to ignore it and stare him down"I agreed to not cause trouble in town Scotch, but I won't stand by when a legionnaire is taken as a slave, and his seller insults me and the legion to my face.">Scotch takes a step closer to you and now both of you are in the street.>"Why should I care if a slaver insults another slaver? What I care about is maintaining order in MY town.">you lift your neck up slightly showing him the tags around you neck and your hand gently places itself on your Sequoia"You know what might happen if you kill a legionnaire Decanus in your town, don't you?">despite his anger and resolve in his face you notice the weapon in his hand lower slightly at your commanding yet calm tone>with his weapon still pointed at you, you take a step forward, then another. leaving only a few inches between you and his 10mm>from here you can practically see all of the scratches and ware on the weapon in his hand"Don't let your temper make problems you cant handle. Scotch.">Scotch keeps his weapon on you but he doesn't fire.>you can tell his courage is beginning to falter as you continue to stare him down without drawing your own weapon>time feels like its at a standstill for an eternity before you finally look up to Tacker"I'll come back another time Tacker.">you give Scotch one last look before turning around and walking back to the Inn.>not once did you hear a gunshot or insult on your way back.>when you arrive the sun is starting to set, a sign that the day has come to an end.>Aetius, Thaddeus, and Rail arrive at the Inn just as you do, completely unaware of what just happened in town.>Viscera is wearing the slavers uniform and is refitting the deathclaw gauntlet to fit his own hand while Celer is sitting near his sack bed possibly thinking about the days events.>it has been a very eventful day.
>>507412Ask Vicera how he got captured and what his former role was and ask Thad how Rail's training is coming along
>>507446Supporting.(Separately voting we get rid of the rule banning guns from recruits. It was necessary in the old legion due to numbers and not enough guns. Neither of which is a problem for us. Anyone second? )
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>507463I am all for that, more guns > less guns
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>507412Take the slaves on the market, the slaver is dead, his slaves belong to the legion now
>>507521(Didn't we gift them to the guards already? )
>>507608(no you bribed them with tags)
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>507521I'm for grabbing those slaves. Maybe let's keep the female for sale though, along with Fatue.I'll also second the rule change regarding recruits and guns.
>>507498 (I'm assuming the support roll was also for this?)>>507446>you take a seat on your own cot while the others disperse throughout the room>the Innkeeper was away when you arrived, possibly too scared to speak with men who caused such a scene the first day the arrive>as Vicera finally gets the gauntlet just right you grab his attention"Vicera.">he immediately looks over to you>"yes Decanus?">you lean in closer to the 'recruit' "what was your previous rank in the Legion?">his vision drop to the floor>"I was a Centurion, after the battle of the dam my forces got cut off from those at Flagstaff. Without a way to receive orders I decided it was best my men caused as much havoc to the NCR and its supporters as possible.">Vicera stands up and looks around at the other Legionnaires listening >"after a few battles it seemed best that we all split and used classic small unit tactics and guerrilla warfare to disrupt funding and resources as best we could... then we heard a rumor.""Caesar being dead?">he nods.>"my Decanus' that were in charge of their own groups decided they could lead better, and broke off from my command. They became raiders... The Children of Mars are what remains of my legionnaires.">you stand up and walk over to Vicera and he already knows what you are thinking>"Yes Decanus. They sold me to slavers after stripping me of my armor... I was too loyal to my men to fight back... I still saw them as true legionnaires. I was blind. Now I pay the price for showing mercy to traitors of Caesar." >he takes a seat on the floor in shame>"I will not disobey you Decanus, if you fear that. My punishment from Mars is that I need to earn my place in the world once more.">interesting story, its a shame that this centurion was bought for such a low price.>slaver clearly didn't see value like you did."Thaddeus.">he quickly turns to look at you"How goes Rails training?">Thaddeus smiles with a small laugh.>"hes... adjusting to legion ways, but I have faith he will make a decent recruit."
>>507847Take the slaves but keep them on sale, they will make good money
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>507872
>>507872Agreed.Let us rest, it has been a long day. Ensure that a watch is organised, I don't trust this town. The recruits can sleep, we will share watch duties with the Legionaries.
>>507875>>507872"good. You and Rail should go tell those guards that the slaves he was selling now belong to us. keep them on sale for the same price.">"As you command Decanus... Rail you have an order from the Decanus-">Rail is quickly escorted by Thaddeus out of the Inn your orders fresh in their minds.>they should be back before too long.>the guards here are apparently easy enough to manipulate, Thaddeus and Rail should have them come to an understanding soon. >profligates always bend a knee to wealth..."once Thaddeus returns inform him he has last watch. First will be Aetius, then Celer, myself, and finally Thaddeus. the recruits will get a full nights sleep tonight.">"Understood.""lets get some rest then. And when you are on watch, if you see anything or anyone heading towards this Inn. Immediately wake the others.">"expecting trouble Decanus?""Possibly... the coward running this town didn't take kindly to legion justice.">you grin"enjoy your watch Aetius.">"and you enjoy your rest Decanus.">the night passes without anything eventful happening.>the same with your watch and small rest afterwards.>its now morning and your men have been roused from their slumber just as the Inn keeper enters the Inn's entrance.>he looks around meekly as you and your legionnaires approach him, his hands shaking as they hold his keys>"M-m-morning legionnaires."
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>508141Good morning Inn-keeper, I trust you and Vappa have prepared a hearty breakfast for us!Then talk to Viscera about the Children of Mars. How many do they number? Could we sway them to the cause of the Legion once more?
>>508184Supporting info on the children. The Legion has seen how we deal with loyalty, now we have to show then how we deal with betrayal.
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>508184We need all the info we can get, also need to know how well dug in they are and how well equiped the are etc...
>>508141Grab the food and listen to info about Children of Mars. We know how to deal with traitors to the Caesar
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>509233Sorry I forgot about Dieces
Rolled 93 (1d100)If I'm not here for mars combat please just. Don't let Rail scout. Let Celer prove himself or something. Just.... don't let Rail screw up our approach when we get to that part.Also for now. Have troops get caravan ready to move. Maybe sell brahmin to move faster. Many hands mean we can carry supplies ourselves now.
sorry Legionnaires. I wont be able to continue our quest tonight. I'll be on tomorrow. Till then.
>>511819See ya tomorrow then, op.
>>511819Good night qm!
>>509323>you ignore the little man and speak to your soldiers instead"Get ready to move out, unload everything from the Brahmin and sell them. We can carry our own weight, as can our slaves.">speaking of your slaves...>you look to the cornor of the Inn, where Vappa has been bound to with longer rope binds."have Vappa untied and made ready to move with us. she will make our first meal of the day while we finish the last bits of business before we leave.">you gave the order to no one in particular but Celer and Rail are the first to carry it out quickly freeing the slave from her binds."Celer you should watch Vappa for now, we will return here before we leave to gather you.">the rest of you walk out of the building and into the streets of Scotchville.>you can tell that word has spread about the killing in the slave market as now everyone in town has their eyes on the five of you in one way or another.>luckily most seem to be keeping their distance, a sign that they wont attack you for now.>and seeing four men in Legion armor with a fifth man wielding a deathclaw gauntlet is likely to be an intimidating sight.>after your little stare down with the townspeople you head to the Brahmin pens and unpack all of your gear and loot.>the naked beasts are then sold for a decent price of 75 caps each. netting you with a 150 cap boost to your wealth.>as you return to the Inn you catch sight of Scotch walking down the street.>he glares back at you for a moment until he eventually continues whatever business he previously set out to do.>Celer and Vappa greet you at your return and the weight is more or less evenly distributed but with Vappa having slightly more to carry than anyone else.>"we are all prepared Decanus. Where are we setting out to?">you face Vicera, who already had an idea of where you might be heading.>"May I assume we are going to locate the Children of Mars then Decanus?""Indeed we are. I imagine you know how to get there fastest Vicea. So you will be leading us there.">"Yes Decanus, I know the way."
this is a good point to mention what you currently have.x1 Slaver Clothes (Vicsera)x1 Legion Veteran Uniform (You)x3 Legion Recruit Uniforms (thaddeus, Celer, Aetius)x1 Deathclaw Gauntlet (Vicera)x1 Repeater carbine (you)x2 machete (Aetius and Thaddeus)x1 knife (you)x1 Ranger Sequoia (you)x7 .45-70 Govt rounds x1 Damaged Ranger Sequoia x1 .22 revolver (Celer)x38 .22 rounds (counting the magazine and Celers')x1 silenced .22 pistol x1 silenced .22 magazine (16/16)x1 silenced .22 magazine (empty)x1 NCR Service Rifle (Thaddeus)x1 NCR Service Rifle Mag (13/20 rounds)x13 5.56 rounds (same 13 that are in the mag)x1 patchless Ranger Duster x3 days of water (dirty)x1 day of Purified water (clean)x1 pre-war chips.x3 Brahmin Steakx420 Capsx2 explosive collarsx1 Bottle of Sctochx1 Cattle prodx3 Wastelander outfits x12 bottles of homemade mystery Chems x22 NCR Dog tagsx2 short fuse dynamitex2 powder chargesx1 bottlecap mine (when explodes anywhere from 10-50 caps may be recovered)x1 map to fill out locations.(Items obtained from slaver corpse)x2 explosive collarsx250 capsx1 cattle prod(Items obtained from Rail)x2 short fuse dynamite x2 powder chargesx1 bottlecap minesx1 Scotch bottle (full)
>>514339x1 Slaver Clothes (Vicera**)
>>514322While we walk lets keep an eye out for a place to set camp when we get tired. We can have Rail train and have a talk with our new slaves.
>>514365the new slaves were kept on sale previously.
>>514371Oh yeah. Oversee harsh training for Rail.Not personally, just watch.Also, enact pt. Physical Training.
>>514322(Wb, op)Ask viscera how far the camp is from the town. If it's less than a day we should make camp out of sight and wait for night fall. We don't need to recon since viscera can tell us the layout already. >>514378I'm 100% down with enforcing daily PT for everyone, including the slaves. But do we want to train right before we inevitably fight?
>>514397To the point where we are limber and any kinks are worked out. We can't let the walking work us down.
>>514407A light session would be good, agreed. Let's have someone in charge of it now before we have a bigger group. Thaddeus has recruit training. Aetius is fanatic and would have the most motivation to want everyone pushed to improve. "For the Legion".
>>514407>>514416hm. What kind of physical training would you want to enact? and roll a 1d100 still just so I can mess with effectiveness and other little factors I have in mind.
>>514339Redistribute gear for the following:-Take Machete from Thaddeus and give to rail.-Give Silenced 22 pistol to aetius with 16 round magazine.
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>514463The best for the wasteland would be body weight exercises and cardio, cardio, cardio. Helps traveling quickly, improves all performance in hot conditions. Weight training wounds require a base to set up. Waiting on other anon input.
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>514483Maybe give the silenced .22 to Viscera so he has a gun too?
>>514521Viscera is a (probably) melee focused centurion. He can get away with pure melee more than aetius the recruit, I think.
>>514527>>514521huh. i just noticed I've been spelling his name wrong for the past two days.
>>514527Yeah you are probably right
just a remember that all actions/supports require a d100. Discussion of actions do not.>>514521>>514483"How long would it take us to get there?">Viscera responds with a strong certainty in his voice>"I can get us there before the day ends. We had predetermined routes and passages to nearby locations, some for escaping assaults, others for raids.">you look over to Rail and the other legionnaires examining their physical condition."you know the travel time for trained and conditioned legionnaires...">your group seem adequately conditioned and fit from your constant traveling but it doesn't take a doctor to see that Rail isn't as conditioned as the rest of you.>the profligate lifestyle has that effect on all that embrace it.>he might slow you down, or he might just be worn out if he travels at your pace, even without gear."but not for recruits.">Viscera joins you in looking at Rail and scoffs>"if he cant keep up, he shouldn't have been recruited.">after speaking the recruit remembers his place>"but.. thats just the opinion of a recruit.. forgive me Decanus."
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>514624Remind him that we all were nust as weak before we knew strength.No sword can be tempered without first tasting the fire.Rolling for exercise.
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>514624"We will move at a moderate pace to not leave any behind. You are still recovering from your capture as well, recruit. Regardless I wish our approach to be before dawn when their watch is weakest so we will camp.">>514635This too.
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>514635>>514646Supporting, but Rail also has a love for booze which we should eliminate. Confiscate any alcohol Rail might have hidden on him.
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>514727Supporting. I assumed thaddeus would have taken that already, but rolling if not.
>>514646>>514635>>514727>>514742>you pass over his slight insubordination for now, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will be forgotten."We will move at a moderate pace to not leave any of my men behind.">Viscera continues to stare at Rail keeping his head lowered to show shame, but likely also to hide his glare at the recruit.>you raise your tone a bit and focus it on Viscera"You are still recovering from your capture as well. Recruit.">you let that small sentence hang in the air for a second "Regardless I wish our approach to be before dawn. Their watch should be weakest then giving us time to set up camp and plan out attack. Until then, I think a bit of training will do the recruits some good.">your gaze falls upon Aetius and Thaddeus, the two of them standing close enough together that they are clearly who you are looking at"from this point on the both of you are in charge of recruit training, present and future.">"yes Decanus.""you both remember the basic training routines I'm sure, you will now be passing that on, with a few changes.">"changes? Decanus?""yes. changes, Aetius. We will be focusing on cardio and body weight exercises. You may start now.">the two divide their attention to Viscera and Rail respectively >Rail looks between the three of you now, not sure who to focus on>"What uh... what kind of training should I expect?""the brutal kind.">you walk over to Rail and reach into his jacket pulling out the bottle and explosives>he doesn't fight your actions in the slightest>you hold them out for Thaddeus to take, which he does."Alcohol and chems are also forbidden, outside of medical or combat specific situations.">"Yeah, I understand. Not an issue Decanus.""I suggest you get to training. We will be moving out soon">the group of four quickly head outside for a short training session before setting out.
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>514760After the training is done and everyone has eaten, set out towards the children's camp. Have him take us into sight of the camp, while avoiding patrols, so we can plan our attack.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>514789supporting
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Rolled 36 (1d100)>>514789Supporting as well.
>>514789>>514792>While Vappa begins to cook up whatever the Inn can provide you step outside with Celer and the two of you observe the training routine.>since neither of the recruits are wearing standard legion armor, this workout is less taxing than it normally would be.>Thaddeus runs along side Rail shouting at him to keep pace with Viscera who is far more used to this kind of trial.>whenever Rail starts to slow or struggle Thaddeus takes his machete and smacks him with the flat of the blade somewhere on the back of his body to force him on>even with his clothing on, you are sure each strike is going to leave marks>both physical and mental.>the people of Scotchville stay clear of the running legionnaires making paths for them to move through if necessary.>even the guards of the town have started to observe the ruckus from their posts>it doesn't take long for Scotch himself to show up and try to speak to you.>"whats going on here? Do you think Scotchville is some kind of training ground for you to use at your leisure?">you continue to watch, until Scotch steps in front of you>"Listen Legion Dog, I've been more than forgiving with you but you should remember who is in charge here.""I am aware of who is in charge. Thats why we are going to help.">"help? what do you mean help?">you walk past Scotch your shoulders butting as you pass"Thats enough for now. Get inside and get food in your bellies.">your men do as instructed, some a bit more excited than others.>though your words are for Scotch to hear, you speak them to your men a slightly more subtle way to inform him of your next action"We will set out for the raider camp once we are done eating.">then you enter the Inn, leaving Scotch and the rest of the village outside.>the food is decent in taste, most of it being pre-war leftovers that were stashed away or gathered by the Innkeeper >he doesn't fuss.>once everyone is fed everyone gathers their supplies plus two containers of cram from the Inn and start to leave town.>Viscera takes point leading you not to the highway above, but to a small dirt path just beyond it.>"if we can keep good pace, we can make it just before the sun sets. Perhaps sooner if we are lucky."
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>516287Get everyone ready to go and set out. This is a stealth mission, so we must move single file. We should remain at front while Thaddeus guard the back, Vappa in front of him and the rest spread between. If anyone agrees, please roll with me. I do not trust the dice gods...
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>516391take my dice
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>516391Supporting
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>516391Supporting.
>>516700Fuck yes. You have blessed rolls. Ever since my hundred, every roll in any thread is shit now...
>>516391>the dirt under your boots crunches with each step>the horizon seems to go on forever, even when it expands into distant hills it still seems to pass under them rather than lead up to it.>small shrubs of wasteland plants and dry dead grass that has long since given up hope of growing in vast quantities are scattered about in patches >roads of the old world can occasionally be seen under the dust and dirt of the wasteland, more than a memory of the old world but of no real use besides that.>that is, except to Viscera and the Children of Mars.>Viscera halts and examines the surrounding area like a deathclaw searching for its next meal.>"there wont be any patrols here today.""How can you tell?">Viscera looks back to you before waving you to his side.>once you arrive he points in the distance to a grey blur just beyond a thicket of dead shrubbery>"because SHE is still here. If the patrols had been through, she would have fled or been fed and been gone."
>>516849Who be she?
>>516849>>516909(Please don't be a deathclaw.)Ask him what "she" is, and if there is a way around her.
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>517202
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>517202This
>>516909>>517207>the blur moves slightly confirming that the blur is definitely the 'she' Viscera was referring to"and who exactly is 'she' Viscera?">"she is the Children of Mars' greatest asset, and the hardest one to handle.">in the distance you can see another blur, far smaller moving towards the larger one.>Viscera takes a step forward before you stop him"I asked WHO she is.">"We called her Regina. Regina Petram, the Rock Queen.">He leads you further down the path motioning for everyone to stay low and quiet>after traveling a short distance the blurs become clearer and finally you can see what the smaller one is.>A giant Radscorpion.>or more precisely, a giant radscorpion with a Legionnaire riding on its back.>the rider stops his mount and three other men rise up from around him>if Viscera hadn't been careful he could have led you right into the hidden patrol.>the one that was previously riding the beast, takes a large bag off his back and holds it out.>then the Rock Queen, Regina Petram, makes her presence known to everyone else in your group.>the grey mass rises up easily dwarfing the mounted scorpion>she crawls forward her large car sized claws extending outwards as her tail rises up making her silhouette herself in the sun
>>517368"How many scorpions do the children have domesticated? Do you know any way we could make the queen angry and attack their camp? Is the any way to sneak past her? "
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>517446>>517368
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>517446Supporting.
>>517446You have my support.Maybe those bombs we took off Rails could help...
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>517511Whoops
>>517511Even if we managed to sneak into the Queens den, stealth up to her, plant all our explosives on her face, then detonate it remotely. 50/50 chance she shrugs it off and chases us down as we plink with the .22s. Scorps are insanely tough, and that's not the ones 80ft long with cars for claws.
>>517549True, using it as a means to destroying their camp is the best bet. Maybe they can kill it off and we can subjugate the remnants of the tribe. Or pick them off.
>>517446>your body is low to the ground to not expose yourself >the rest of the group joins up with you and Viscera forming up in a small area"Besides having domesticated radscorpions what else can we expect?">"Daily patrols, a stockpile of Legion and NCR equipment, makeshift defenses and explosives.">Rail interrupts >"What kind?">the two look at one another >"Basic ones, Cocktails, powder charges, nail bombs, that kind of thing.""What about numbers?">"twenty or more. When I was Cent- When I was with them, they kept asking for a vote to recruit locals. I denied it.">the man holding out the bag to the Queen steps closer and closer, keeping it extended as he goes.>the Queen snaps her claws and he stops and throws the bag far to his side.>within seconds the beast lumbers towards the bag and the men rush behind her quickly grabbing a few objects and rushing back>once they load the loot onto the other scorpion they start to leave, presumably back to their camp
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>517641It seems what's in the bad attracts her.Do we have a scope to take a better look? Maybe it's contents can help us devise a trap that can lure her into the camp. It would have to use someone to enter and set the bait...But let's observe more, as well as getting closer to the actual camp to sit and patiently watch the way the ncps, i mean, guards, go about their clockwork tasks and shift times as well as habits. Pee breaks, snack munching, the like. If we have to blitz or sneak kill a guard, best to do it with his mouth full or hands occupied. Dear dice gods, please please please bless me...
>>517654Fuck you dice gods.
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>517654Supporting. But take viscera and leave the rest here hiding while we scout. More people is harder to sneak through. We are not gonna be able to brute force our way through 20 real legionaires with possible local hires. We need to see the camp to make a plan.
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>517654This but with>>517671This guys suggestions
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>517654Supporting.
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>517654Supportin
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>517654Have my support.
Hey Legionnaires sorry about being away but work has been piling up and the quest hasto take a backseat to life for a day or two. I should be back to managing it tomorrow or possibly even late tonight if I get enough done today.Just informing you of the reason for my absence.
>>520754I don't know much about autosage and the like, but if you need to create a new thread, I'm sure we would all flock to it! Amazing work and glad to know you are still alive! Good luck!
>>520754Agreeing with PI, glad to know you are still with us... Hell your update speed is still faster than Soma's
>>520754Centurion QstFag?Were you ambuseh by the hordes of NCR troopers?
>>520754You were a good op.
>>520754pls don't be kill
Will OP ever run again
>>528655>>529131>>529568>>529875>>531332Sorry for being absent Legionnaires. That work ended up being A lot more than I originally thought it was. But it's all finished now and I'll be on tonight without any issues. Sorry I did not inform you of the situations change
>>531615Yay! Ave Dickus!
>>531615Ave! True to Dickus! Will you be using that high 94 roll in the next segment? We've been waiting to see how well we can progress!
>>531973yeah ill make a new thread starting with the outcome of the action. just got back from work