Glory to Alainn!You are Cathal Rathais, one of the chosen elite, the 13th Legion, scouting a world 4231 years after your country won the Grand War and placed itself in cryostasis to allow the planet to recover.You have assumed the false name "Ace Locke" for your hunter identity. So far, only two people have seen through it, one of which can read minds.You are currently in the Other World, Earth, trapped in a hellish wasteland Vee called 'California.'>Continues
>>1828886so far you have:>Updated your bunker database>registered to the Hunter's guild (and flirted with the receptionist)>Recruited Pisteia, the Mercenary Princess (Knight)>Completed Nissa Estalise's quest>Eliminated a raider stronghold>Taken control of Outpost Charlie and looted it.>Repaired a Raider buggy>Repaired the lift to the outpost garage>Secured an Otharthurian Outrider>Secured a Patrol tank>Met with the Archivum>Got a lot of money>Went to Lethbridge>Discovered and recruited fellow 13th legion soldier Almeda Irnan (Adriana Hammer)>Acquired quest from Captain Hendrick to obtain his ship.>Entered the Ruined Ollamic City of Kantrel>Secured an Ollamic luxury floatcar>Looted the underground city of Kantrel>Secured Terminal 48 and renamed her Artoria.>Obtained a large cargo ship>Repaired the tank, moved vehicles to ship.>Recruited a mercenary dragon hunter temporarily>You slew a blood dragon>you obtained a plot of land and are building a rather large palace and homes atop it.>You traveled to Inisvale in Inis Duchy>You recruited Clark Howard Thule, conduit of forgotten gods.>You observed the current base of FEATHER forces>You recruited Uriel 'Rumor,' the bard of phantasms.>gained party member ???? the ????????????>Did battle with a faerie>Recruited Dr. Alleria Trost, Shapeshifting Scientist and FEATHER director.>Recruited Lily Tekel Trost, Eldritch shapeshifter.>Brokered an alliance between FEATHER and Alainn>Killed Duchess Inis>destroyed Garvelton's operations in a major battle>Gave Inis duchy to FEATHER.>Turned in items for reward from the Archivum.>Traveled to Dise duchy.>took part in harvest festival of Vor'Ma preparations.>Spent harvest festival with Almeda>Went to Titan's Arm mountains.>Obtained an airship>Went to Sky Fortress Lothos>Entered Professor Trost's Lab>Activated modified golem>Met the madman and Vee>Was cured of fae influence>Helped Professor Trost take control of the Skyfortress>Agreed to visit Earth>Freed Artoria from her programming>Recovered Clark>Entered the Anomaly>destroyed three bioweapons in accessing Lab 3>Teamed up with Dr. Vira Krasis and was betrayed by her.>United with FEATHER Hazard Team>Looted a Laboratory Armory>Killed an escaped test subject.>continues
>>1828891The following is information you have collected:>The Archivum is a worldwide network of academic nature that is studying the ruins of the past. They pay well for artifacts.>Nissa returned to Korlanis>the 14th legion turned on Alainn and are now the raiders under the orders of a general>Kantrel fell apart underground due elitism and pale horrors lurking in the underground sea>Ollam used humans as nodes of their data network>A very prolific Archivum archaeologist might have an idea about who you are.>Clark was present during the disaster of Otharthur that led to the ban of magic.>Pisteia is a princess>Clark can read people's minds>Uriel is Garvelton's son>Faerie exist in another world called Earth and can pass through anomalies.>FEATHER has come from somewhere called Earth and bear weapons comparable to Alainn.>Alleria is a fae, and her daughter is a shapeshifting creature.>Alleria, Lily and Clark are stabilizing Inis and repurposing it for FEATHER.>Jeremy Trost appears shortly after the Flying Specter does.>Garvelton got away during your battle.>Harvest Festival is in celebration of Vor'Ma, a god of an Alainn religion.>Almeda went to the Grand General (your glorious leader) directly just to be deployed in the same area and time as you.>Jeremy Trost left behind crops.>Dragon Rangers are interfering with Archivum activities in Titan's Arm>Raiders have a main base in Titan's Arm.>Vee is destroying golems in Lothos.>Jeremy's laboratory is filled with fae dust from killing fae. A pale horror was destroyed almost instantly.>Jeremy's laboratory bears patterns and tech that is impossible.>The Flying Specter is in Lothos.>Jeremy Trost is afraid of FEATHER tracking you, and has infiltrated the Hunter's Guild.>Jeremy Trost is the Madman>Vee is an android>Anti-fae weaponry exists, Jeremy makes it.>FEATHER has rapidly altered Inis.>Feather controls the human population of the current region you are in, although Fae control most of the region.>Lab 4 has gone silent. Fae have not reached it.>Lab 3 is run by Dr. Vira Krasis, one of Jeremy's and FEATHER's enemies. They and other labs want him and Vee.>Jeremy's weapons were found in the Lab 3 armory>FEATHER wants Laboratory information and equipment.>Lab 3 has a section sealed off for containment. It is not secure.>Continues
>>1828894Current tasks:>Go to Earth and recover Jeremy Trost's materials.Current factional standing displayedYour current score:Land Claimed: Koro Duchy Manor.Vehicles obtained: 4 (+1 extra)Airships: (Unnamed) - Archivum cargo airshipPermanent party members obtained: 7 (3 unavailable)Allied factions: FEATHERHarvest Festival Partner: Almeda Irnan>Memento: Vor'Ma's Tankards. - an item you and Almeda have one each of from the same set. It is an omen of a strong bond between the owners if both tankards are from the same set.>Special Weapon: Anti-Fae Gun - An item that will outright kill lesser Faerie in combat.>Special Weapon: Matter Reformatter - A basic Transmogrification weapon with a 50% chance of hitting the user.>Special Weapon: Audio Disruptor - A weapon that uses sound to liquefy the innards of a target.>Special Weapon: Life Siphon - drains the vitality of other and gives it to you and your party.>continues
>>1828903Current Party Members:>PermanentYou, Cathal Rathais.>Elite soldier of Alainn.Almeda Irnan.>Elite soldier of Alainn, your best friend. Lover.Lady Pisteia Var>Mercenary Princess of Salarcul.Artoria>Former Terminal 48 of Kantrel, Ollamic Database.Clark Howard Thule>Demigod, conduit of forgotten gods, enforcer of forbidden magic.Uriel 'Rumor'>Bard Conjuror, son of Garvelton>TemporaryVee Two Trost>Military android daughter of Jeremy Trost, very durable.>continues
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>>1828955>>1827739>>1827760>>1827846>>1828314You rush up to Sam and apply one of your medkits. Sam seems to breathe easier."Thanks. I was afraid I might be done for..." With the breach in the suit, Sam's unaltered voice can be heard through the altered one. It's distinctly female."We need to get out of this place." You tell the FEATHER soldiers.A hardsuit protests, "B-but the data and equipment-""Mean nothing to you if you are dead. FEATHER needs it, right? Then you need to live to get it out." You explain, cutting them off."They're right, let's get out of here." Sam gets up slowly, but soon she and the other soldiers are beside you as you reach the lift. With Vee's code, it once more ascends. The labs are much easier to go through up here, but are also pretty barren.You move with the FEATHER soldiers to the entrance.Sam points towards the encampment, "Our field base is over there. We'd like to at least thank you for getting us through there alive..."Vee blinks and whispers, "You could probably trade all those weapons from the lab in to FEATHER for their superior ones there. They typically have the best gear in the wastes."Clark looks off towards the city, "We saved Sam back there... And FEATHER controls the city. We might be able to get a lot more assistance if we make ties now.">Accept Sam's offer.>Decline offer, head to city ruins.
>>1828968>Accept Sam's offer.
>>1828971>>1829020You agree, and follow Sam's troopers to the encampment.A group of prefabricated structures lie within a deployed wall. Several vehicles sit idle, military in appearance.You can spot an armory, a command tent, and afield hospital. To one side you can see a row of aircraft pads. Soldiers man each region. The command tent cannot be accessed.>Visit Armory.>Go to air pads>Visit field hospital>Go to front gate.
>>1828886>You are currently in the Other World, Earth, trapped in a hellish wasteland Vee called 'California.'Good to know after a war with fae and the earth being fucked up so bad people are jumping to alternate worlds, California hasn't changed.
>>1829805Woops I meant >>1829063
>>1829074>>1829078>>1829191>>1829215>>1829805The armory is a robust building. The structure inside reinforced. The walls are filled wit racks of guns and crates of ammunition. A quartermaster regards you as you enter."You don't look like FEATHER soldiers...""We're allies." Artoria shows the signal device."Ah, so you are here to trade or purchase weapons?">Trade Laboratory guns for weapons.>Trade Laboratory guns for a vehicle.>Trade in Trosttech guns>Leave Armory (choose other location)
>>1829906>>Trade Laboratory guns for a vehicle.
>>1829923>>1829940>>1830076You unload a pile of laboratory guns on the table. The quartermaster stares at the mass of weapons."So... are you wanting to trade these for our weapons, or perhaps a vehicle?""We'd prefer a vehicle." You respond."Only ones we can spare at this time are transports. All these will certainly get you one." The quartermaster takes the guns, then hands you a key.>You've obtained a FEATHER ground transport. It's a heavy vehicle without much in the way of offense, but bears firing slits that you can open and shoot out of."Is there anything else?">Trade in Trosttech guns>Go to field hospital>Go to air pads>Go to front gate
>>1830103>>Go to field hospital
>>1830103>Go to field hospital
>>1830116>>1830168>>1830485The field hospital is mostly empty, save for a doctor and Sam. There is a sign stating that medkits are wanted, but given the lack of reward it's probably for reputation with FEATHER.Sam regards you as you enter, "Hello again! The rest of the team is just delivering their reports. Given the casualties, the squad is probably going to return to FEATHER."She pauses, "Well, you kind of saved my life, and, well, I was thinking I might be able to help you around here. I might have been in trouble down in the lab, but..." She looks to the side, "I was kind of out of medical supplies from the upper levels... If you run into any Fae though, a Hazard soldier is a must-have!" It appears Sam is a medic. Do you accept her offer?>Add Sam to your party. (Tech-savvy character, no magical power, Fae-immune)>Decline Sam's offer.
>>1830630>>Add Sam to your party. (Tech-savvy character, no magical power, Fae-immune)
>>1830630>>Add Sam to your party. (Tech-savvy character, no magical power, Fae-immune)Well, I suppose we do still have the other place to hit. Don't think we oughta take her with us back to our world, tho.
>>1830630>>Add Sam to your party. (Tech-savvy character, no magical power, Fae-immune)And our harem grows
>>1830644>>1830763>>1831474>>1831909>>1832069"We'd be glad to have you with us!" You introduce your party to Sam.>Samantha White, FEATHER Hazard Soldier, has joined the party. This character is skilled with technology, and their suit prevents Fae corruption. This character allows you to access FEATHER regions automatically and nullifies chances of Vee being uncovered by FEATHER or scavengers."So I've been cleared. Do you have anyplace you are going? The Air pad can take you to FEATHER base. The city clean zone has scavengers who will work for hire."Vee shifts, "Our vehicle is good and all, but if you intend to take it to the field base, you'll need someone or something to cut a path through faerie forest...">Go to Air pad (Fly to FEATHER)>Take vehicle to city
>>1832264>>Take vehicle to city
>>1832264>Take vehicle to city
>>1832357>>1832406>>1832475>>1832773You leave the FEATHER encampment and drive to the main city. The outskirts consist of homes made of scavenged material, but the center looks like proper buildings. As you roll in, people in makeshift clothing stare at your FEATHER transport. Some resigned, some looking jealous. You reach what appears to be a place to hire people.It's on the edge of a wall keeping the scrap town from extending into FEATHER's zone. Sam explains that a lot of them work for FEATHER to get inside, since not everyone wants to join up with them.>Look into mercenaries>enter main FEATHER area of city
>>1833006>Look into mercenaries
>>1833006>>Look into mercenaries
>>1833156>>1833210>>1833364You exit the vehicle. Almost immedieately the people looking at it seem to show a hint of recognition. With your infiltration gear as a hunter, you look the part of a scavenger yourself, albeit a skilled one. Almeda, Vee, and Sam accompany you.You walk up to the building. A gruff-looking man regards you, "Ah, some scavengers and a soldier. I take it you're looking to hire?""We're interested in mercenaries, yes." You respond."Well, I gotta list of em. Since you're with the soldier there, I guess I gotta give you the FEATHER listing..."He provides a board for you with listings on it.You can choose one to meet with at a time.>Evan. Accepts only money (this world's) upfront. A hefty bruiser with a big gun. Will not do any job involving Faeries.>Rhea. Will work for food and a safe place to sleep. Close combat specialist. Can destroy faerie forests and fae. Wants to leave California badly.>Jeff. Demands half of all loot. jack of all trades. Demolitions expert. Allegedly has history of working for Laboratories.>Romeo. [No information available]
>>1833720>Rhea. Will work for food and a safe place to sleep. Close combat specialist. Can destroy faerie forests and fae. Wants to leave California badly.
>>1833720>Evan. Accepts only money (this world's) upfront. A hefty bruiser with a big gun. Will not do any job involving Faeries.Pussy!>Rhea. Will work for food and a safe place to sleep. Close combat specialist. Can destroy faerie forests and fae. Wants to leave California badly.AWE YEAH BABY! Another one for the haram!>Jeff. Demands half of all loot. jack of all trades. Demolitions expert. Allegedly has history of working for Laboratories.Fuck you Jeff, I ain't givin you half my shit!>Romeo. [No information available]Hey Romeo, you seen Juliet around?
>>1834860>>1834872>>1835558"I'm interested in Rhea. Possibly Romeo, but most certainly Rhea." You decide."All of these are FEATHER approved, although Romeo is a new one, probably a codename." Sam replies.You are shown inside the building. It's surprisingly well-made. There are a few rooms you pass by before you enter what appears to be a VIP area.The man bangs on one of the doors, "RHEA, You up?! Got clients for you!"A woman's voice snaps back, "Send them in Carl! Goddamnit I told you I was awake ten hours ago!"The door is opened and you are treated to a woman in a tanktop. She has brown hair and appears to be wearing goggles. She grins as she regards you, leaning back against a chainsaw and a machete."Well then, looks like I got the big spenders here. Pardon my language earlier. What can I do for you today?" She folds her gloved hands over as she smiles at you, seemingly all manners now."We need to get through faerie forest. Read that it's one of your skills." You start."Hell yeah it is. You need those buggers dead and their trees done, I'm the best one for the job. A lil bit of fire and a lil bit of chainsaw and we'll be through quicker than you can think about it.""And... you just take food and somewhere to sleep?" Almeda asks, looking over the list."Buddy, if you can get me out of this hellhole, I will do anything you ask. I just need food. If I can get somewhere nice, maybe I'll settle down, but I'll jump to your side if you come calling until I die." Looks like loyalty isn't an issue here, "What do you say. pal? Care to hire me?">Hire Rhea>Pass(You can hire more than one mercenary)
>>1835732>Hire RheaOh yeah, we can totes bring you along for a ride to our world!Do you put out? More importantly do you do anal?
>>1835743>>1835746"You are hired, alright. Glad to have you aboard." You shake her hand."Yessss, finally getting out of Scraptown. You leaving Cali?" She asks, scooping up her gear and collecting an alarming amount of gasoline and a backpack."...yes, we are leaving California.""Oh god yes! This is an awesome day. I'll wait outside." With all her gear she shuffles out the door, "Oh, Carl, your beds suck ass. Your fries're good though." With another close-combat specialist, you should have a good front line in any combat situation. Ideal for Bunker Gemini later... Though honestly you could use a LOT more firepower.Carl just glares at her as she leaves sight, "So, you fellows looking for anyone else?"Almeda looks over the list, "This could be the last time in a while we visit a town where we can increase our numbers, and space isn't an issue."Sam shrugs, "These are the list of trusted mercs. Anyone here is good at what they do. What do we do?">Evan. (Wuss)>Jeff. (Greedy)>Romeo. (Unknown)>Nope, done here.
>>1835746[...you gotta buy her dinner and a movie first, anon.]
>>1835766>Romeo. (Unknown)Talk to him (her?) Ask questions.Specialty, abilities, dealing with faries, are u okay going here, bring food, etc.
>>1835770Sooo.... Cucumbers and pickles + a dancing muppet show re-enacting 50 shades of Pisteia's older brother in the bedroom?
>>1835775"I think I'd like to meet this 'Romeo.' Are they in?" You ask."Oh yeah, they're in... But I gotta warn you, they're... different." Carl leads you to a door at the end of the VIP area. HE opens it, and you are treated to glowing bottles hanging from the ceiling. The room seems empty as Carl shuts it behind you."Hello, I am Romeo, although... that's not my real name." Something flutters before you, a 3-ft girl with an aura of saturated color, and wings. A faerie. She's clothed in black with purple ribbons and leggings.. and eyes. Her hair and skirt are a silvery white. She stands in an ordered pose, not even giving off a speck of dust.You draw your weapons."Oh my. Had a bad run-in with the fae? I can imagine! Relax, relax. I am a mercenary. My tribe was wiped out. Allow me to introduce myself, I am Vivianne, a handmaiden for the queen. I will be your loyal servant. My specialty is dealing with any obstacle. My abilities are those of the fae, and, as an obsolete tribe, I am an enemy of other fae." She bows, "The fee for my services are..." She tilts her head and sniffs the air, "Oho. My fee will be simple. I am looking for the heir, or someone to rescue my queen." She crosses her arms, "You two have met the heir before... and the destroyer... and the incinerator. Oh my! You are the most dangerous humans I've ever met!" She giggles."I'm a greater faerie. Just below the heir and the queen. Your enemies are my enemies. Let's be friends. And... not in the transformy way that other, stupid fae might try."Sam raises a hand, "How did a fairy get onto the whitelist?""By doing missions for FEATHER, of course. I have a file. Loooots of anti-fae jobs." Vivianne give you a cute smile.>Recruit Vivianne (Fae Magic specialist. Greater Fae. Will serve loyally.)>Deny Vivianne>Attack Vivianne (Roll 4 d100s, need 100 on all rolls to succeed.)
>>1835929Ask who the heir, destroyer, and incinerator are first?
>>1835932"I'm sorry, who are those three?" You ask."Oh. Fae are bad with human names. too many repetitions. So I call them by their fae names. Incinerator just left before you came in my room, I think someone hired her just now, she said she'd wait out front. Crazy, erm, to us, not you, lady with chainsaw, blade, and fire. Burns forests." She taps her chin, "The destroyer is the slayer of millions. One guy and-"Vee interrupts, "The Destroyer is Professor Jeremy Trost.""Yeah! that guy!" Vivianne points to the cloaked android, "She's smart. I like her.""Right, that just leaves the heir. The heir has the queen's mark. I think it's a kidnapped human turned fae? And she ate the other fae and escaped. She can shapeshift. Oh!" Vivianne points to her ribbon, "My tribe has this color somewhere! If you know someone with this color, that might be them!">Recruit Vivianne (Fae Magic specialist. Greater Fae. Will serve loyally.)>Deny Vivianne>Attack Vivianne (Roll 4 d100s, need 100 on all rolls to succeed.)
>>1835936>Recruit Vivianne (Fae Magic specialist. Greater Fae. Will serve loyally.)
>>1835929>>Recruit Vivianne (Fae Magic specialist. Greater Fae. Will serve loyally.)still want to see that list
>>1835941>>1835946>>1836088>>1836255>>1836374"Alright, we'll hire you, Vivianne.""Really? Yay!" The fairy soars around the room before clapping her hands. The hanging bottles vanish in an instant.With everyone worth meeting (in your opinion) done with, you make your way out to the vehicle. Rhea and Vivianne look at each other."For a second there I was about to grab the chainsaw, but it's jut you." Rhea remarks."Oh, miss incinerator. Do be careful not to burn me." Vivianne giggles.>Rhea Ranger has joined the party. This character is highly fae-resistant and can clear out fae regions.>Vivianne has joined the party. This fae is a powerful being that can twist and alter foes and destroy many obstacles. (She cannot use some of her powers until her mistress is found.)You go back to your vehicle. Clark watches the fae."I see you recruited something dangerous." he comments."Well Mr. boring, your're pretty dangerous yourself." She retorts.>Go into FEATHER area of city>Proceed to Field Lab.
>>1836800>>Go into FEATHER area of city
>>1836800>>Proceed to Field Lab.Mission LOOT 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO is GO
>>1836808You drive up to the reinforced gates of the inner city. The gates open and you drive in.You are treated to a rather empty city, reminiscent of the ones back home in Alainn. Albeit, this one has far more advertising and entertainment venues. It's all so unfamiliar to you. This seems to be mostly civic and administration.You see a glowing sign in the middle of an empty plaza advertising an untouched region. Images of Inis Duchy are displayed briefly in a pattern.The glow of lights brighten the twilight, but the empty streets and bright lights feel eerie. Considering how crowded it was outside, there should be plenty of space for people in here.>Ask Sam why it's so barren>look at stores (Earth funds: 0)>leave city, proceed to field lab.
>>1837591>>Ask Sam why it's so barren
>>1837591>Ask Sam why it's so barren
>>1837633>>1837636"Why is this place so empty?" You look to Sam."It's mostly due to the screening process. Outside of FEATHER, all rule of law relies on whoever has the power, and anything goes. We have to make sure someone is clear to enter and not going to cause trouble...." Sam shook her head, "That's just how it is here.">Look at the stores>Proceed to field lab
>>1837695>>Proceed to field lab
>>1837695>Proceed to field lab
[ah, damn, have to make a new one already.]
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