>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%202030http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Mercenary%202030%20Quest>Twitter: https://twitter.com/HaremProtaGuideNow that I’ve got a little bit of momentum going I’m trying to keep it up, so hopefully you all enjoy this thread. >Fate Point: 2>Money: $565>Equipment Carried: Tier 2 Assault Rifle. Tier 2 Armor. Tier 1 Pistol. Tier 2 Rucksack. Tier 1 Med-kit. Tier 2 Med-kit. Tier 1 Toolkit Your name is William and you are a mercenary, a rather successful one at that. At least you consider yourself such. You aren’t dead, you’re not starving, your gun works, you have plenty of ammo, armor and most of all you have coworkers you can count on. One of them, your Boss Morrigan, is probably the most helpful. She explains everything for you, especially all the nice things like how you aren’t going to get beaten or shot or how she actually wants to help you. You! She wants to help you! Such a thought had never entered your mind before. Currently you are in bed with Morrigan, at least you think you are. It’s the last thing you remember. You’re drifting in and out of sleep at the moment, on the edge of waking up but still dreaming a little bit. Your dreams are like normal, a mix of light and dark things that alternately call you towards them and then push you away. On the other edge of your consciousness you hear words being spoken, some of them from the nearby source of warmth that you wrap your arms around. What do you focus on?>The light>The darkness>The words
Looks like Will is listening in by unanimous vote.Writing.Glad you're all here.
>>1689832You too dude!
>>1689832I'm glad that semi-regular Mercs is a thing.Good to see you Guide
>>1689771 You decided to listen in on the conversation that is going on just outside your range of consciousness. You push yourself a little bit, enough so that you’re awake but not so much that you immediately get up. An unheard of skill for you even just a few months ago but Morrigan and the rest of MMS have been teaching you at a record rate. As you stir slightly the words start to reach your ear. "How can you even say that?!” comes a harsh whisper from beside you, what you can clearly tell is Morrigan’s voice. "Well you kicked everyone else out and then I heard the shower running so when I didn't smell anything I thought that you…” comes Nem’s voice. “It’s Will!” comes Morrigan’s voice again, clearly trying to be quiet but not actually succeeding all that much as she sounds flustered. “So?” says Nem, “I mean he’s not my type but you’ve been making moon eyes over him since…” “I’m worried about him!” grunts Morrigan, shifting slightly in your arms. “You worry about everyone,” quips back Nem, “You don’t freak out and threaten to murder Koko on my behalf.” “You can take care of yourself,” says Morrigan. “So can Will, as much as you don’t like to admit it,” says Nem, “Kid’s a stone cold killer when it comes down to it.” “We all are,” says Morrigan, “That’s our job.” “Not as much as him,” says Nem, “Will would kill anyone you told him to no questions asked.” Well… you probably would at least. Morrigan only tells you to kill people who need it. “Yeah…” says Morrigan, “But what does that have to do with what we were talking about before?” “Little Willikun’s~ only gets lost in social situations Morri,” says Nem, “So you always run to his rescue.” “I’d do the same for any of you,” says Morrigan, “I don’t see…” “I also read your diary,” says Nem with a tone where you can almost see her roll her eyes, “I don’t think I’ve ever read about someone who could get laid so easily if they wanted to talking about…” There are no words spoken as you feel Morrigan shift, grunt and then the loud *fwump* of a pillow hitting someone in the face. Of course this wakes you up some more but you’re cuddled up with Morrigan still and as you’ve discovered, girls feel nice. Morrigan may be weirdly convinced she’s not like other girls for some reason but you can’t tell a difference.>Maybe you should get up now.>Keep listening.>Try to go back to sleep.>Other?
>>1689942>Try to go back to sleep.
>>1689942>>Try to go back to sleep.
>>1689942>Try to go back to sleep
Oh the decadence! Will is trying to go back to sleep! Writing.
>>1690009Morrigan is a safe, warm, girl like, pillow.
>>1690009Will should cuddle some more squirm a little like he's about to wake up but then just stop and get back to sleep.
>>1690016Four of Will's favorite things.
>>1690039Will likes girls confirmed.
>>1690037>Morri is trapped with a cuddle bug>Pretending to hate itLoves it
>>1690042Of course. Girls are soft, warm and they smell nice too. Will doesn't quite get anything beyond that but he does like girls. Especially since they usually try to keep him safe too.
>>1690042>Will likes girls confirmed.What a fag
>>1690042Considering that most of the adult males he interected with on his life either tried to or manage to shoot him or beat him until he was between life and death. I can't blame him for liking girls.
>>1690076The only positive male interactions Will has had are with Doc, Doc, Jonah, the Sargent, and all those male mercs he drank under the table that one time.
>>1689942You decide since you’re still hurt, a little tired and at the moment very warm that you don’t want to wake up right now. Instead you wiggle a little bit, causing Morrigan to freeze as your head presses up against her shoulder. You think it’s her shoulder at least, it’s not squishy.As you settle in you feel Morrigan’s hand go through your hair, scratching at your scalp. You let out a little happy sound as you start to drift off from the pleasant feeling. “You have it soooo~ bad Morri,” says Nem once more. “Shut up,” says Morrigan, her voice not carrying any venom in it. “He’s… just not like anyone else.” “You mean he doesn’t see you as a piece of meat, which is your hangup,” says Nem. “Well we can’t all be like you Nem,” says Morrigan in return, “Just because you get laid every week…” “Pfft,” Nem snorts. “Or more doesn’t mean the rest of us need to,” finishes Morrigan. “It’d do you all some good,” says Nem, “You and Mary especially. Cath and Bell maybe not so much but it wouldn’t hurt.” “We’ve all got our reasons Nem,” says Morrigan as she continues to scratch your head. “Yours is the worst, just saying,” says Nem, “Cause one day he’s going to realize he’s a guy and then you’ll lose him.” “Doubt it,” says Morrigan, “We’d notice if he started looking.” “Please I’m sure if you got naked…” Nem stopped and you could feel Morrigan get warmer. “No! You said you didn’t!” Morrigan mumbles something you don’t quite catch. “What do you mean platonic? You were naked together!” Silence from Morrigan. “Oh come on! At least tell me if Cath was lying or not!” You feel Morrigan turn towards you, curling up around you as she moves her head onto your pillow. You start to drift off even more despite Nem talking. “Morrigan! Morrigan I know you aren’t asleep. If you don’t tell me I’ll…” You mumble a bit as you start to finally slip under. The last thing you hear is Morrigan saying something about a horse. You wake up again sometime later, still nuzzled up to Morrigan. Feeling rested this time you blink your eyes open to find Morrigan looking down at you with a thoughtful expression on her face. She smiles when she notices you looking up at her. “Morning Will,” she says to you, “Did you sleep well?”>You slept well.>Nem was loud but you slept well.>Nod and ask how she slept.>Other
>>1690178>>Nem was loud but you slept well.
>>1690178>Nem was loud but you slept well.
>>1690178>Nem was loud but you slept well.>Ask how she slept.
>>1690178>Nod and ask how she slept.
>>1690178>You slept well.>Other"I think i had another dream but it was weird. i think Nem was in it"Also>“Oh come on! At least tell me if Cath was lying or not!”>The last thing you hear is Morrigan saying something about a horseBig Willy confirmed!!
>>1690178>>Nem was loud but you slept well.>Ask how she slept.
>>1690200I don't think the horse was named Willy.
>>1690178>Nem was loud but you slept well.WOOO BEST QUEST
Looks like Morrigan embarrassing continues. Writing.
>>1690209OlI guess the important thing to ask is what is getting laid. Of course everyone gets laid you need to sleep layed be it on the floor or in a bed. Does that mean the others don't lay when they sleep? It must be very unconfurtable
>>1690273Well Will knows not everyone can afford to sleep comfortably first-hand. He feels for all the people that cant get laid in the world.
>>1690282Yes but the way Morri said semmed that get laid is bed. Does that mean tha Nem sleep to much? This doesn't seem right we would have noticed if she sleeped to much
>>1690316We could always ask Nem if she sleeps to much.
>>1690319And we should tell her we understand after all bed are very comfy.
Alright guys I'm not going to get the post done before I leave for work, so expect the next update in about an hour.
>>1690372Before I leave work, not leave for work.
>>1690372I will wait for you, always.
>>1690381>a hour.Well that is fine we will keep discussing why Morrigan doesn't get laid. Maybe her matress is to hard so she doesn't like it?
>>1690396She just got laid right now. She's in bed with Will. We've solved the problem.
>>1690178>Nem was loud but you slept well.> She's not going to leave you when you get older is she?
>>1690409Yeah maybe Nem is the one that is getting laid to much. We should start spendong time with her so she stops doing that.We should also say to her that we do know we are a boy. We don't have tits so tgat makes us a boy.
>>1690411Oh god that's right. One day Morrigan is going to lose Will. And being lost isn't fun
>>1690411>> She's not going to leave you when you get older is she?>Defcon 20
>>1690451>>1690411I think what Nem said was that we will leave Morrigan when we realize we are a guy. Which is stupid we already know we are a guy and we don't have any intention in leaving her.
>>1690480Of course that's silly. But Will doesn't think in terms of himself being able to make decisions. So if Morrigan loses him it'll be because she doesn't want him any more because he'll have done something wrong.
>>1690480Actually maybe you're right yeah. I thought it was that Nem was implying Morrigan would push Will away if he started looking the way a man looks a woman but yeah what you said could make sense.
>>1690493S..s..should we apologize? But Morri said thay we shouldn't apologize for things we can't avoid, and we can't avoid being a guy. Maybe if we become a lesbian it will be okay? No wait only girls can be lesbians. Darn.
>Morriga says it because guys like girls>Will says he does like girls specialy Morrigan>Morrigan becomes as red as a tomatoe.
>>1690549>Then she never speaks to him again.
>>169055410/10 would hang myself
>>1690523We can become a girl! Some of the other boys did that after spending time with the adult soldiers while we were growing up. We'll do it if it makes her happy. Will the other girls hate you too if you aren't one? You don't want them to hate you.
>>1690676That is true we need to become a girl. We don't even need to have lumps in our chest. Just look at Nem she has as much tits as we have!!.
Alright, back. Looks like things got a bit... weird while I was gone. Gotta take care of the dog and settle in but I'll be back to writing shortly.
>>1690702> Does playing an autistic character with no self confidence or initiative just feel so right to anyone else?
>>1690178>>Nem was loud but you slept well.>>Nod and ask how she slept.
>>1690721>Looks like things got a bit... weird while I was gone.Nah we are normaly like that. But when the quest is on we are so focused on it that we forget to be weird.
>>1690775Excuse me I'm not like that ever.
>>1690721Just be glad we didn't pick the sex slave origin story.
>>1690919There were a lot more of us back then and the big push seemed to be for murder hobo. Really glad fixing things won out.
>>1690919Oh god..don't remind me of that was once one of the options.
>>1690975Still. I would have been able to post this a lot more.Good old /tg/ days. I like to think /qst/ is actually better about lewds and waifus.
>>1689942“Nem was loud,” you say, “But I slept well.” Morrigan’s face goes red as you say that but quickly calms down. “Well I suppose it was a bit much for you not to hear that,” she says, “We were a bit loud. How much did you hear?” You pause, thinking about what you heard. “Something about the shower and laying down until you started talking about a horse,” you tell her. Morrigan goes red again and shakes her head. “I am going to kill Nem…” she mutters. You know she’s not actually going to kill Nem, they’re best friends. It’s a… “figure of speech”, which Mary told you about a while ago. “Still… well I suppose it doesn’t matter,” she says, “Not like you understood much of that?” You shake your head no and Morrigan laughs. “Didn’t think so. Lets get up and get some breakfast.” You nod, untangling yourself from Morrigan as you both get up and change. It doesn’t take much, seeing as how you’re already partially dressed. Once dressed Morrigan and you head down the elevator to get some breakfast together. You don’t see anybody as you gather up your food but sometimes you don’t need to eat with everyone as long as you all meet up later. Most of the way through your meal you look up to see Koko and Valmet coming up to your table. Koko has a serious face on, as much as she ever does. Morrigan looks up and sets her fork down but doesn’t say anything and doesn’t seem to get angry. Koko nods as she sits down across from you, Valmet standing and scanning the surrounding area like a good bodyguard. “When you two are done I’d like to speak with you,” Koko says, “It involves last night.” Morrigan nods, looking over at you. You nod back, finishing up your food before standing to follow Koko.
>>1691038I actually dislike lewds for the kind of crowd they attract desu.
>>1691042You don’t know where she’s leading you as you go through the maze of back hallways, small staircases and more doors than you can really remember. All you know is that you’re somewhere deep inside the hotel basement when you come upon a window. Through the window you see Sophia, looking a little bruised but still somehow smiling as she’s tied up to a chair, singing to herself. “She won’t talk,” says Koko, “Not to any of my people. She says she’ll talk to Will.” Koko looks over at you, frowning. “We could torture her but then I might not get the information I need. At least not all of it.” Morrigan looks… a bit disturbed but she nods. “You want Will to go in there?” she asks. “No,” says Koko, “But I need him to.” Morrigan raises an eyebrow at the statement. “He might hear some things that I frankly don’t want anyone to hear. Neither of you but I’m sure you don’t trust me enough to leave him alone in there.” “Not really no,” says Morrigan. “So I’m going to make you an offer,” says Koko, “I’ll pay your entire squad another thousand dollars on top of what I already am, along with some top of the line gear for you to stick around until I’m done and keep your mouths shut afterwards. I can honestly say I trust you all enough for that.. Or you can walk right now and I’ll get my information the other way. It just might be too late then.” Morrigan looks at you, her face drawn tight. That’s a very big offer… but then again what Koko is talking about sounds very important too. >Morrigan says yes. ($1000 + 1 Tier 3 item per squad member. You essentially become part of Koko’s squad for a while.)>Morrigan says no. (Done with Koko. You don’t know what happens to Sophia or anything afterwards.)>Morrigan asks for time.>Other?
>>1691059>>Morrigan asks for time.
>>1691059>Morrigan says yes. ($1000 + 1 Tier 3 item per squad member. You essentially become part of Koko’s squad for a while.)
>>1691059>>Morrigan says yes. ($1000 + 1 Tier 3 item per squad member. You essentially become part of Koko’s squad for a while.)Morrigan will stick around for it, right? She'll be right there to answer any question Will has.
>>1691059>Morrigan says yes. ($1000 + 1 Tier 3 item per squad member. You essentially become part of Koko’s squad for a while.)We can always shoot Koko later if it's really bad.
>>1691059>Morrigan says yes. ($1000 + 1 Tier 3 item per squad member. You essentially become part of Koko’s squad for a while.)I hate being away from MMS but the money is good. Time is exactly what Koko doesn't have.
I wanna say yes but on the other hand I dont think Morrigan would put Will into such a situation. I'm gonna go with>Morrigan says no. (Done with Koko. You don’t know what happens to Sophia or anything afterwards.)
>>1691059>>Morrigan says yes. ($1000 + 1 Tier 3 item per squad member. You essentially become part of Koko’s squad for a while.)Can we tell her it's okay? It's for all of us after all, a good cause.
>>1691059>NoI just don't see her agreeing
Would Will point out that he made that deal with Sophie at this point? Would anyone else care about it?
>>1691129The money is tempting though I just dont think after all the shit Koko has pulled Morrigan would be cool with that deal.
>>1691059>Other?Make it $1500. Consider the extra $500 hazard pay due from Will's adventure last night.
>>1691059>Morrigan says no. (Done with Koko. You don’t know what happens to Sophia or anything afterwards.)
Alright, looks like we're going down the rabbit hole!Writing.
>>1691059>Morrigan says yes. ($1000 + 1 Tier 3 item per squad member. You essentially become part of Koko’s squad for a while.)As much as Morrigan is pissed off at Koko and doesn't like Will being put in these situations, the better outfitted MMS is the more likely they'll survive the future. We gotta remember this is a merc outfit, this is their job.
>>1691143Will might, it would be unlikely anyone would stand up for it.
Will and Jonah will probably get along pretty good.They'll both sit around not talk and enjoy blankets.
>>1691200>>1691151make it 2 pieces of gear for Will.
>>1691220And some more blankets.
>>1691235Eventually, will's just going to have a room full of blankets that he swims through like scrooge mc duck
>>1691244That sounds like a lovely problem to have.
>>1691215>They'll both sit around not talk and enjoy blankets.And nod to each other.
>>1691244Or a potbelly pig.Pigs fucking love blankets man.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2dRCoXz1N8
So, like, given that conversation at the start here...We're still "Morrigan is best Big Sister", right? Not "Morrigan is legitimate romantic interest" (as far as Will is capable of romantic interests), right?Cause the whole implication of Morri being attracted to us is kinda coming out of left field for me, honestly.
>>1691303It sort of grew on her. And I'm ok with her or Mary.
>>1691303No I always saw Morrigan as a love interest.
>>1691303Speak for yourself mate.
>>1691303Rooting for her or Cath.
>>1691303Negative. I like her and Bell,
>>1691303>Cause the whole implication of Morri being attracted to us is kinda coming out of left field for me, honestly.Not really. Will is attractive enough, he doesn't 'look' as it were, but he also tells her that she looks nice. That on top of all their moments, I can see it.
>>1691303I like Morrigan & Will as a couple.
>>1691303From Wills point of view yes. Although I would say more of a mother figure than big sister.The secret is, everyone in this story is broken.
>>1691303I certainly hope so. It's fun to tease her, but I doubt Will will ever reach "understands relationships", so I can't see him with anyone. Everyone in MMS is a Big Sister (except maybe Bell) You're definitely right though, Morrigan's attraction to Will feels almost forced; She even uses a variation of Bell's reasoning.Honestly I'd be afraid of choosing anyone in MMS even if it was an option, for fear of the strain it'd put on our friendships with everyone else.
>>1691303Morrigan or Cath although i would rather have Cath as a romance interest.
>>1691059You can see Morrigan thinking about Koko’s offer. It’s a good offer. Koko’s people have the best gear you’ve ever seen both in armor and weapons. Nothing is old, nothing is used. All top of the line. You could almost swear some of it still smelled new. It operated that way too, you’d never seen a jam or less than 100% accuracy from any of their weapons. Along with another $1000… it’s very tempting. Then again you don’t know what Koko is doing. You’re not sure Koko tells Koko everything she’s doing. She’s got secrets and everyone knows it. Yet she’s never screwed you over. Not directly. Maybe she didn’t tell you about getting kidnapped on purpose but she didn’t have to give you a good gun and armor in the room either. You might be dead. Morrigan knows that too. Koko has been generous and a good contact even if she doesn’t quite qualify as a friend. You aren’t sure what Morrigan is thinking but it’s likely she has the same thoughts. “I’ll let him go in and get your answers,” says Morrigan slowly and carefully, “For $1000 and gear for the squad. Including Mary. That’s too good of an offer to pass up. I still want to know what the fuck is going on here after.” Koko gives a thin smile as she looks at you. “I think you’ll find out soon enough. If she spills like she says she will...” Koko shakes her head. “I’ll get you what I promised. Along with answers. I don’t think you’ll take it too hard. Will if you would...” she gestures towards the door. You glance to Morrigan, who nods to you. You head to the door leading into the room, finding it unlocked as you step inside. Aside from Sophia and her chair, you notice that there’s another one for you to sit on… and that you can’t see through the window! That’s neat. Sophia lights up as she sees you, her singing stopping immediately. “Will!” she says, “I knew you would come back for me.” She seems… odd. “Koko says you’ll tell me stuff,” you say to her. “Oh I will I will,” she says with a grin, “I just want one thing from you first.” “What do you want?” you ask her. “I want you to hit me,” she says, turning her cheek towards you, “Hit me in the face, you didn’t do that last time.” You frown. She wants you to hit her? >Hit Sophia in the face. >Hit Sophia in the face, lightly.>Don’t hit her. >Other
>>1691612That pic... looks a lot like Morrigan? She doesn't look like Mori does she guide?>why? It hurts.
>>1691617This works for me. Would possibly shake her up as well.
>>1691612>>1691617Seconded>>1691422I disagree. I always saw Will and Morrigan as being incredibly close and almost took it as a matter of course.
>>1691617>>1691612Yes this.But if we hit her, I say we hit her hard.
Looks like Will is asking "Why." >>1691625She doesn't look like Morrigan. It's just the artist that does both has a mild case of same-face.
>>1691716It's better than Jormungand.
>>1691742>As we join kokos squad.
>>1691750Sort of. Think of it more like... long term retainer.
>>1691765>Will is tempted by the site before him>Oh~ho finally interested in gir->he runs off with the comforter
>>1691612>Hit Sophia in the face.Late, but still.
>>1691691i still want to know who is her taylor. She has quite the nice uniform.
>>1691742Woah! Looks like intrigued over something there. Wait.What is that.That's the bar. Why is the bar on the ground? Did you put it there? Well that's pretty far down.
>>1691805The Boss, obviously.First name Hugo.
>>1691809 I tripped
>>1691822>>1691809I didn't say he was good about it. >>1691782>Implying will would pass up the chance for warm bodies under the comforter. >>1691805Will probably doesn't know what a tailor is.
>>1691890Young morrigan is so cute!
>>1691612You think about hitting her, briefly. You hit her before because she was hitting you, not because you enjoyed hitting her. It seems she likes you hitting her. You don’t know why, getting hit hurts. The face is pretty bad but you know there are worse places to be hit. “Why?” you ask her, causing her to blink in surprise. “Why what?” she asks. “Why do you want me to hit you?” you ask her. “Why do I want you to hit me?” she says, giving you a smile, “I want you to hit me because I enjoy the pain.” She… enjoys pain? Pain is… painful. It hurts. You do not enjoy pain. You do not enjoy being hurt. “Why do you enjoy being hurt?” you ask her, following along the trail of conversation. “Why do you care?” she asks. “I don’t like getting hurt,” you say to her, “I want to know why you do.” Sophia’s smile is bitter, almost biting at you. “It’s the only way I can feel anything,” she says, “Pain makes me warm, pain keeps me going, pain is the only pleasure I get from life. Everything else burned to the ground.” You tilt your head at her statement. That’s… you aren’t really sure what to think of that. She… she’s hurt so much that she can only feel pain? Were you ever like that? Did you ever want to hurt somebody because you were hurt? You aren’t sure if you remember. What do you say to her? >That’s dumb. Pain is painful. >You feel… sorry for her. >You understand. You don’t necessarily agree… but you understand.>Other.
>>1691890My god theyre all morri, she's just been pulled from different shows! John is going to show up and steal Wills friends away!
>>1691925>>You feel… sorry for her. >>1691939m8 don't even joke
>>1691925>Okay, hit her
>>1691925>OtherHave you tried blankets? They're pretty warm.
>>1691939>Implying John is enough of a dick to steal Wills friends and not being an ultimate bro.
>>1691925>>You understand. You don’t necessarily agree… but you understand.Pain was a good deal of what Will knew after all.
>>1691925>>You feel… sorry for her.Pain only empties.
>>1691952I dono Guide. Even his protag power would have some issues patching up those holes.Will could use a Sekirei though..
>>1691925> Tell her you can give her a blanket. Blankets are nice. You always were happy when you occasionally got to have a blanket after getting hit a lot. She must not have had one and that's sad.
>>1691925>>You feel… sorry for her.
>>1691925>>1691951>>1691978Deleted my old stuff. Backing this. Will is a good boy and this fits.
Looks like Will is sorry for her. Also blankets.
>>1691925>Did you ever want to hurt somebody because you were hurt? Yes Will the Leader... remember? You did kill him in the end.
>>1691951>>1691978>>1691996This works, not saying her method of dealing with things is shit. It's just blankets and good feelings are superior. Switching
>>1691925also voting for this:>>1691951
>>1691925>You feel… sorry for her.>Hit her the face
>>1691925>>That’s dumb. Pain is painful. >>You feel… sorry for her.
Rolled 20 (1d20)Give me a d20 please.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>1692081Fuck.....
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1692081uh oh
>>1692081With that roll? I don't want to.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1692081welp
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>1692081Roll.
>>1692089>>1692090>>1692101Hmm. Interesting result. Almost terrible but still... interesting.
>>1690493>>1690493The point isn't to make will a dependent man-child, the point is to make him a functional human who can make his own decisions.Nem is saying when we stop being a toddler in an 18 year old's body we'll realize that girls are attractive sexually, and go off to chase girls that aren't basically big sisters to us.Frankly if we do make will a functional human instead of forcing him to be a blanket hugging autistic the 'healthy' end won't be with someone from MM, that'd be some Oedipus shit right there.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1692081
>>1692119Interesting to who?
>>1692145I thought Nem was saying Morrigan would push Will away once he started noticing girls.Not the other way round.
>>1692145Say's you mate, again. I'm okay with Will growing up, but keep your Oedipus shit to yourself. First off, none of em are related to us, and secondly this situation is so far from the norm it's laughable.
>>1692171I'm with you. I'm reasonably sure the guy's just a prick.
>>1692183Thanks mate. I'm still a bit flabbergasted at how many people are on the Morrigan train along with me. I guess we were all silent about it.
>>1692183>>1692189To be frank I'm on board for her too but that is more so because they all seem adorable as shit.
>>1692171You'd fuck your stepsister you grew up with huh?Also, IDs are active, realize who's who.
>>1692206True. To some extent, which makes the eventual choice rough. I also like Cath, Mary and Bellona too. Just not as much as Morrigan.
>>1692221not even remotely the same situation.
>>1692221Are you trolling? Are you an ass hole?Or are you trying to bring undergrad psychological analysis into this shit?
>>1692232Fair enough man, they're all different and interesting characters written by a good writer. So essentially we are loaded with good choices.
>>1691925You don’t know why but you feel sorry for Sophia. To be so sad that you only enjoy getting hurt more, that you can only feel good by having even more pain… even you never got that bad. You at least could get warm… they gave you blankets. Food and blankets and a little space to call your own. It was more than you’d ever wanted or dreamed of but… it’s yours. “I’m sorry,” you say to her, “That you hurt so much.” You don’t know why but Sophia suddenly turns angry at that. “NO!” she yells, “YOU DO NOT GET TO FEEL SORRY FOR ME!” You blink, more surprised at her suddenly yelling at you than being scared of her. She’s still tied to the chair anyway. Sophia continues yelling. “I AM STRONG, POWERFUL. WE ARE THE FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES. YOU ARE NOTHING! NOTHING! YOU WERE PULLED OUT OF A HOLE IN THE GROUND AND ALLOWED TO CRAWL OUT INTO THE LIGHT! I WAS STRONG, I STOOD ON MY OWN! I AM NOT WEAK LIKE YOU!” It’s clear that this is meant to sound powerful, to scare you. You’ve been yelled at a lot though so it’s not really working. Especially since she’s tied to a chair and sounds… hysterical? “WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? WHAT ARE YOU WORTH? WHAT HAVE YOU SURVIVED TO MAKE YOU STRONG?” Sophia is running out of steam at this point… you could interrupt her or you could let her continue and see what happens.>Tell her what happened to you. >Tell her she’s not strong. >Just wait and see what she says next.” >Other.
>>1692221 Ah, you debbie downers all seem the same though. Also we didn't grow up with any of em, we did have a bit of a childhood before all the shit after all.
>>1692254>>Tell her what happened to you.
>>1692254>>Tell her what happened to you.Ask if she wants a blanket too?
>>1692254>Tell her what happened to you. >Try to share a blanket.
>>1692254>Tell her what happened to you. >She's not strong, just broken.
>>1692254>Tell her what happened to you.
>>1692275Maybe point out that all of us are, in our own way. Will is for sure.
>>1692254>Tell her what happened to you. "I wasn't strong, just cold and hungry. But I'm better now."
>>1692275>>1692285This sounds alright
Rolled 12 (1d20)Looks like you're telling her what happened to you. I need another d20
>>1692254>Tell her what happened to you.>Other: We saw others like her. They said they were strong. They said they weren't weak. They all died, crying in the mud.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>1692308
Rolled 1 (1d01)>>1692308
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>1692308
>>1692318I hate you.
>>1692318You 1d01son of a bitch that almost gave me a heart atta->>1692321PRAISE THE DICE GODS!
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1692308
>1692318>1692321EVEN THE DICE HAVE PTSD
>>1692318>>1692321>>1692326forgot my reaction image...
>>1692321You know what you are? A hero.
>>1692310>>1692321>>1692329I see all, I know all. Got that 20. Looks like Sophia isn't as strong as she thought. Writing.
>>1692342How much longer you going tonight, Guide?
>>1692348I've got the weekend off, I'm not all that tired. We'll see.
>>1692357Greatest news I've gotten all week
>>1692374I don't know what that says about your life.
>>1692374Fuck everything as long as I have guide.
>>1692342We sharing that blanket with her though?
>>1692254She asked you to tell her, so you do. You tell her all that you can remember, from the beginning to the end. Nobody comes in to interrupt you as you talk about the crash. How you were taken into the church. You tell her of the weeks you spent with the other kids with just a little bit of food. You tell her of the first time you killed a man, how you managed to survive battle after battle. How you killed, how you learned, how you fought to survive cold nights where you were almost certain you wouldn’t wake up. You tell her of the years spent almost starving to death. You tell her of the near constant beatings, of how you learned of pain. You watch as she goes from defiant, to unsure, to wide eyed, to shocked. You watch as the fire in her eyes dies, replaced by wonder. In the end, as you finish up with how you got rescued by the army you watch her hang her head. “All of that…” she says, “All of that and you still have hope?” You shrug. “I am warm, I am full and I am not in pain.” She laughs a dry laugh. “That is all it takes is it?” “For me,” you say. “I… I am not that strong,” she says, “Not yet.” “Would you like a blanket?” you ask her. “A what?” she asks you. “A blanket,” you say. “Why?” she asks you. “It’s cold,” you say, pointing out the slightly chill temperature. “It’s not that cold,” she says. “You still haven’t told me what Koko wants,” you say to her, “It might get colder.” She laughs, still dry, less hysterical. “I’m going to tell you all of that am I?” she asks. You just nod. “Then I will take a blanket,” she says. You go to the door, only to find a hand with two blankets in it. You take both of them and walk over to Sophia, wrapping one of them around her shoulders before doing the same as you take a seat. “You are a strange person Will,” she says as you settle in. “Yes,” you say to her. She gives a small grin. “Let me tell you what Koko wants to know then,” she says.
>>1692556She tells you of lots of things. Of a base that is in the north. Of other people that live there. She tells you of various groups that were beaten back but are still active. She tells you of a plan between all of them to cooperate against the government. She also tells you of something called an “Inauguration” and how they plan to kill the people there and then rise up together, with help from someone who had been giving them weapons and supplies. She also tells you of her groups plans to destroy the others, how they’re sure that they’ll betray them sooner or later. By the time she’s done you aren’t sure what time it is, you’ve just been listening. You hope Koko or someone else was listening too. Sophia looks… sad as she finishes. “That is… most of what I know at least,” she says, “Perhaps more questions can help. You do not know of them do you?” You shake your head no. “I did not think so,” she says, “Thank you for listening to me Will. It was… liberating.” “You’re welcome,” you say to her. “I think you should go now,” she says, “I’m sure they want to talk to you.” You nod, standing up as you hear a knock at the door. Heading over you stop and turn back towards Sophia. “Are you hungry?” you ask her. “...Yes,” she says. “I’ll get you food,” you reply. “Thank you,” she says before you turn and head out the door. Morrigan is there, as is Koko and several of her squad. None of them look very good, all grim faced and unhappy. Koko is the first to speak. “Thank you Will,” she says, her voice flat, “That was very helpful. I’ll make sure Sophia gets fed.” Morrigan meanwhile is still, working her jaw back and forth. “Just who the fuck are you?” she finally asks Koko. “I don’t exist,” says Koko, gesturing to her team, “None of do.” She gives Morrigan a grim smile. “And now neither do you.”
Alright. I think here is a good spot to stop for the night. Hope you all enjoyed the thread. Questions, comments and discussion as normal.
>>1692563Just what have we gotten ourselves into?
>>1692563Thanks for running dude.
>>1692557>“And now neither do youlovely, Spec Ops shenanigans
>>1692568Whatever happens I will never allow blankie smuggling to happen. Not even undercover. There's only so much a man can take.
>>16925681000$ worth of blankets and a Tier 3 pillow
>>1692583Mate Spec Ops at least get their names released once operational security is up. We black ops now. If we fail or if we succeed, no one will ever know.
>>1692563. . . . Is Koko on the good guys team? More importantly, what are we getting paid.
>>1692568It'd be no fun if I told you!>>1692575Thanks for reading!>>1692583>>1692594Yeah. This isn't normal Spec Ops stuff. >>1692593You may want to keep the money for other stuff. >>1692603Well, she's not on the bad guys side!You'll get to choose your gear next thread.
We just joined the Illuminati, calling it right now.
>>1692610No no no. Not what we are getting paid for THIS job.I mean if we're roped into this. That costs more.
>>1692620The Illuminati or so passe though. >>1692622Well, I suppose you might negotiate more. Koko's offer didn't specify what you were going to do though.
>>1692643Fuck that shit. This is clearly above and beyond any petty personal info. We might be untouchable after this.If they try to screw us I say we go plan B and shoot everyone.
>>1692643Tier 3 goods. My vote>Custom SAW with suppressor and laser sight. Rifles are nice, but Will should get some more dakka.2nd choice:>Crazy armor that makes bullets feel like pillows, and is as warm as a new blanket. No, TWO new blankets.Will will sleep in that if he can.
>>1692665They have more people than you and you don't know anything more at the moment. >>1692667Will has used an assault rifle almost exclusively at this point but we'll have some options.
>>1692620Nah. Koko is aligned with some intelligence agency, possibly a trusted stringer. The black market stuff is for a cover and to fund her operations. Her connections let her get the good shit and make her a sought after partner. You can learn a hell of a lot about what a person wants from what they will buy and what they are willing to pay.
>>1692672We don't necessarily have to shoot them now. Also we can use explosives.
>>1692673Lol, we just became Blackwater.
>>1692699Need to buy explosives from Koko first. >>1692701>Implying Blackwater has shit on you.
>>1692706Guide I'm woried. I hope you don't turn the plot into Jormungand S2 levels of bad, i never questioned your judgment while reading the through the archives, but this worries me. Now for theories:Koko and her people are from Langley, she was an analyst and they were agency operators.Great thread as always Guide, are you running today as well?
>>1692701Mate Blackwater/Xe/Academi are a pretty damn small time player in the PSC world, they just tended to be loud and obnoxious, but my no means were they any form of secret squirrel type snake eaters. Triple Canopy, GRS, Longbow, Constellis International (in its early days) and STTEP however, are very much that kind of entity.
I'm surprised that anon's didn't asked if Sophie's singing reminded Will about Cath's humming.
>>1693092From what I understand, Blackwater was unusual in how closely they operated as Agency muscle - Agency said "raid here" and they would. I cant speak for the other groups you mentioned, but there's a reason I said whatIi did.
>>1693209Nah BW wasn't even close to being connected to the Company, they got some contracts for guarding cash shipments from State Dept for paying off the locals, but that was the closest.They mainly did PSDs, very poorly, with guntrucks, as well as a couple compound protection details, most famously Najaf Marine HQ.
>>1693002I'm not sure to be more appalled or weirdly complemented that you think I could get anywhere near Jormungand S2 levels of plot fuckery anon. I mean, without spoiling anything I've pretty much laid the plot out in previous chapters and this final revelation.
>>1693358>>1693002don't bully Guide
>>1693358What ever is the final destination we will be there with you guide.
>>1693399I mean, it's not bullying for plot concerns but Jormungand S2 was special. >>1693447Glad to hear it.
>>1693002pretty sure the plot is: Neonazi's try to take over government. Koko arms dealer, capitalist, not a fan. Neither is the current government.
>>1693358I see, thanks for answering. You didn't answer my second question though.>>1693399I'm not though.
>>1693543I'm not sure. Depends on a few things but I'd classify it as unlikely.
>>1693557Alright, regardless see you next thread.
>>1693315Not to argue, but....http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/20/us/20intel.html?_r=1&hphttp://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/08/20/blackwater.cia.ties/index.htmlIt goes somewhat farther than a few cash protection contracts. In 2004, they were hired as contractors for the CIA for an assassination program. The only difference is that the cash protection contracts were official, and the rest was a private agreement between the Agency and Blackwater's founder. The actual actions the contractors took and what/if they were paid (Eric Prince routinely offered services to CIA for free) is lost forever to government files....
Hey Guide, missed the quest but just wanted to tell great thread as always.Also next team POV/Dairy when?
>>1693915Thanks man. I'll start to work on a Mary diary... after that we'll see.
>>1694750Hey Guide if i may suggest. Maybe you can make a pastebin of the team diaries. That way we can see the progression of the characters from day one more easily.
>>1700572Do you mean a combined pastebin? They're already in a pastebin by themselves.
>>1702230can i get link my negro
>>1702446Morrigan's #1 https://pastebin.com/WZ65ZcDDCath's #2 https://pastebin.com/dpBM4gBN
>>1702473Man i can't get enough of this.
>>1702473You might want to put those links on the Companion's pastebin
>>1702473Oh wow I didn't see Cath's
>>1703901Updated the pastebins to contain the omake links.
>>1710282Uhull. Will you be doing a quest today Guide? Can we have some Omake's on Nem's perspective next time?
>>1710282Late response but thanks.
>>1710906Quest tomorrow like normal. Should be pretty slow. >>1712709Welcome