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
>>1839566Current 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 GarveltonSamantha White>Hazard soldier of FEATHERRhea Ranger>Scavenger, Fae forest remover. 'The Incinerator'Vivianne>Greater Fae. Powerful Fae magic user. Looking for her mistress.>TemporaryVee Two Trost>Military android daughter of Jeremy Trost, very durable.>continues
>>1839570Current tasks:>Go to Earth and recover Jeremy Trost's materials.>Locate Vivianne's mistress. (The heir to the throne or the queen)Current factional standing displayedYour current score:Land Claimed: Koro Duchy Manor.Vehicles obtained: 5 (+1 extra)Airships: (Unnamed) - Archivum cargo airshipPermanent party members obtained: 10 (2 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
>>1839587so 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.>Recruited Samantha White, FEATHER Hazard Soldier.>Obtained FEATHER ground vehicle.>Recruited Rhea Ranger, Scavenger Mercenary>Recruited Vivianne, Renegade Faerie>continues
>>1839590The 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.>There is a Faerie hunting for an heir, a fae with purple present on them.>Continues
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>>1837703>>1837882>>1837912Your vehicle rumbles out of the city, driven by Sam. She follows the route to the smallest area of the faerie forest.Upon arrival, Rhea snaps on a gasmask and grabs her gear. Vivianne follows her.What happens next is a fiery blaze. You catch the conversation between the two."You mad about this?" Rhea asks."Not really, mostly just kinda sad. These forests are meant to make the world prettier, bring things back to the wild." Vivianne watches as a tree turns to ashes, "Oh well, not my forest anyways.""Would you be mad if that burned?"Vivianne giggles, "Of course not! It was stolen by another tribe! Burn it all down if you get the chance!"Fae linger on the edge of the blaze, but apparently the sight of a rogue greater fae and the incinerator standing together is enough to scare them back.With a path cleared, your vehicle slowly rolls through. Your two mercenaries flanking it.Finally, you reach the other side. Vee blinks beside you, "Oh... She's here. I wonder if that's the reason lab 4 went dark...">She? Who is she?>Proceed to field lab.>Proceed to lab 4
>>1839612>She? Who is she?>Proceed to field lab.
>>1839612>She? Who is she?
>>1839616"Wait, who does 'she' refer to?" You ask as Vivianne and Rhea rejoin the group in the vehicle. Sam starts to speed up."Faye. She worked with us briefly but..."A large explosion erupts ahead of the vehicle. In the smoke, the shimmering of the air can be seen, revealing a large walking tank. A massive dual cannon on one side smokes from the recent shot. It's bristling with weapons."FEATHER ground craft, turn back!" A voice calls out. Sam pales."A lab 4 assassin mech... Why is it shooting at us? It should be hunting the armored divisions!" She shivers, "That railgun will obliterate us... I don't think we can run."You hear the door swing open as Vee hops out, striding towards the mech.You aren't sure if you should fight or retreat, but Vee is already outside.>Leave vehicle>Stay in vehicle.
>>1839699>>Leave vehicleTime to get some scrap metal.
>>1839732>>1839940>>1839959You exit the vehicle, weapons ready. You start moving to support the android. The mech must be just over 20-ft tall"Vee?! What are you doing with FEATHER? The professor said a week at most! It's been months!" The mech's minigun aims at your party, "And who are these people?!""We're going to the field lab." Vee explains, "We told you, the anomaly was too small. These people were asked by the professor to help... with the exception of a few.""The field lab has spiderbot tanks all over the damn thing! I couldn't keep it guarded.""Why is there blood all over the mech, Faye?" Vee stares up at the mech, dangerously close."...Lab 4 was... I had no choice Vee I couldn't survive an endless tide for a month... Not even if it was my sisters.""So you killed them and wiped out the lab yourself.""They had no experience! I had to do it! You never came back for me!" the voice from the mech protests, "I needed the resupply! You two forgot about me, didn't you?""I didn't, the professor did." Vee states, "He was working on other things."Other things?! He left me with enemies on all sides alone! Every day I waited for you to come back for me! I thought you two had died in the anomaly!"You are within range.>Talk to Faye>Attack Faye (d100, need 90+)>Write-in
>>1840469>>Talk to FayeI mean, did you have any other choice?
>>1840469>>Talk to Faye
>>1840502>>1840612You come up behind the android girl. "Who or what are you, exactly?"The mech's sensors focus on you, "What? Can't you tell from my voice?"Vee explains, "Faye is a human trapped inside a mech. It provides all her necessities of life.""Is there a way to get her out?""She'll die if you do that. She floats inside a sealed pod in the mech. Like all pilots from Lab 4, she was grown in a tube.""I could have explained that..." Faye mutters."She is a valuable member of the IRU.""AM I? I thought I was just left behind for a few months to guard an abandoned lab while you did god knows what on the other side.""We had to determine if it was safe, and your mech wouldn't fit...""That doesn't explain FEATHER." The mech indicates Sam, who is visibly frightened, "Or that fae right there."Sam stutters, "S-shouldn't we be attacking this thing?"Vee glances back, "We're far enough anyhow." She casts off her cloak. Rhea and Sam take a step back. "Faye, the fairy and scavver are mercenaries. The soldier is here because they wanted to be.""The tiny juggernaut...""Considering we've been travelling together it's only fair. We're leaving Earth after we retrieve the field lab materials." Vee tilts her head at Sam, "This is a one-way trip. There's still a path through the forest if you want to leave.""I'm staying..." Rhea responds, "I've nowhere else to go."Sam is stunned, clearly alone, "I can't walk back on my own... I owe you, but..." She pauses. Considering what you saw, Sam will probably return to FEATHER base on her own and go to the new Region, maybe even report to Alleria.>Convince Sam to stay>Suggest Sam leave (you can call in a transport)>write-in
>>1840914>Convince Sam to stay
>>1840914>>Convince Sam to stay
>>1840914>Convince Sam to stayThis could be for an adventure of lifetime.
>>1840922>>1841187>>1841351"Sam... you should stay with us." You start."What? But, I mean, that's the tiny juggernaut. That's her!" Sam points at Vee who simply stares back, annoyed."I know. And I'm saying stay with us. She was with us in the lab too, right?""Y-yes. I mean, she did save me with you..." Sam hesitates, "But won't the IRU attack me if I stayed?"Vee sighs, "There's only three people in the IRU! Two are RIGHT HERE. Calm down, lady.""Don't worry, we're in this together." You try."I-I suppose you're right. I'll stay with you... I'd probably get killed if I walked back anyhow." Well, that settles things.>Faye has joined the party temporarily. Vee isn't the only muscle, Faye bears a multitude of weaponry for heavy-duty combat. The mech also makes her Fae-proof.You are in the wastes on the other side of the forest... Oddly, you feel a sad sort of calling for you to the north, in the fae forest's depths.Faye apparently took out lab 4 but there's liable to be loot in there.Trost's field lab awaits.>Go to the faerie forest to the north.>ask Sam and Rhea about the sensation of something calling you to the north.>got to the field lab>go to Lab 4>Ask Faye what's in lab 4
>>1841590>Ask Sam and Rhea about the sensation of something calling you to the north.>Ask Faye what's in lab 4
>>1841590>>ask Sam and Rhea about the sensation of something calling you to the north
>>1841590>>ask Sam and Rhea about the sensation of something calling you to the north.>>got to the field lab
>>1841596>>1841644>>1841674"Anyhow, Sam, there's something I need to ask about.""Yes? What is it?" Sam is hesitant to answer after being convinced to stay."I've been feeling... drawn... towards the forest.""I can't help with that. Might be faerie exposure." Sam shrugs."Rhea?" You ask her the same question."Ooooh. That. Right, so I get that time to time too." Rhea explains, "What you are experiencing is a fae call. Basically one of the queens is trying to pull you in and spirit you away. It's how they catch children and the unwary." She adjusts her gloves, "If you wear something fae-immune, you can't feel it, you normally only feel it when passing through a forest or afterwards. They use your own gut feelings to mess you up." So it's probably a queen calling you. Considering how a weaker fae nearly wiped out the team, and Vivianne is considered weaker than that... It might not be the best idea to go looking for one.>Go to the faerie forest to the north.>Go to the field lab>go to lab 4>Ask Faye about what's in lab 4
>>1841975>Ask Faye about what's in lab 4
>>1841975>>Ask Faye about what's in lab 4
>>1841981>>1842017>>1842370"What's in Lab 4, Faye?"The mech turns, the sensor array focusing on you, "Laboratory 4 specialized in cloning. Hundreds of humans pre-programmed with skills. They overwhelmed Lab 5 with numbers and took their mech production facilities, leaving the lab gutted. I was born afterwards, uploaded with mech piloting skills. Lab 4 contains reloading centers, devices for making mechs and installing clones in pods into them. Now it's just machinery and dead bodies."Vee nods, "As long as the clone remains in their artificial pod, they don't deteriorate.""The professor promised a life as a normal person. That's why I joined IRU." Faye stated."So what about equipment?""Most was melted down for mech parts. It's kind of why I was able to destroy the lab on my own. Most of the other mechs are in the field. They won't be able to make more.">Couldn't we make more?>Go to lab 4>go to field lab>follow faerie call north.
>>1842772>Go to field labMechs are shit anyway compared to tanks.
>>1842772>>Go to lab 4>>go to field lab
>>1842772>go to field lab
>>1843198>>1843216>>1843222You load into your vehicle and drive towards the field lab. It doesn't look like much in the distance, a small buggy parked outside, but your car's radio crackles."Any closer and we'll get detected. The bots have optic camo, so we'll need to come up with a plan of attack.">Have FEATHER airstrike it.>Sneak in on foot.>Plow ahead at full speed in your transport.>Go to Lab 4>follow Faerie call.
>>1843379>>Sneak in on foot.
>>1843379>Sneak in on foot.I'm worried that the faerie forest thing is still an option. I REALLY hope this isn't going to turn into a sanity meter thing.
>>1843388>>1843392>>1843410You exit the vehicle and go in on foot, carefully. Thanks to the morning sunlight you can make out the shapes of the robot war machine in the corner of your eye..Your group sneaks towards the field lab Faye's own mech is hidden by her own optic camo. Most of the group is crawling quietly.This is incredibly harrowing."Okay, this is boring." Vivianne announces and shoots up into the air. You hear the click of weapons as the massive robots aim at the fae."Tree, tree, tree, tree, aaaaand tree!" The fae points at each machine as flowering trunks burst forth from the ground, akin to those in the forest, enveloping the machines as their camo fails. The faerie giddily claps her hands as flowers bloom in unearthly colors on the branches."Alright, now we can go inside!"Clark shrugs, "Well, I mean, if you wanted to draw attention...""Excuse me, I didn't see you doing anything!" Vivianne flutters before the eldritch magician."I follow a set of rules. I can't go messing around in alternative dimensions lest I open a can of worms.""Boring boring boring. Do what's fun!"Sam watches the two bicker, "I can honestly say I've never seen an argument like that."As you near the door, the call to the north sounds a bit more desperate. That fae up there must REALLY want you.>Enter field lab.>Go north>Go to Lab 4>Write-in
>>1843533[Relax, relax... Your sanity is fine... so far.]
>>1843626>Enter field lab.
>>1843626>Write-inAsk Vivianne how to kill a queen fae, what kinda powers they have, etc.
>>1843676The lab is... empty. A variety of things appear to be looted or destroyed. Equipment on the ground and smashed. Vee walks you downstairs. Faye, in her massive mech, cannot go into the depths."Yeah, okay, you better come back for me."The depths of the lab just look to be a basement, but vee shoves aside a bookcase to reveal... another laboratory, completely trashed."Wow..." Rhea gasps, "So much salvage here..."You end up passing a window opening into a massive chamber. Inside lies a dormant machine of vast size... Almeda says it first."Nuclear fusion..." You'd seen these reactors several times in the depths of your homeland, but not on this scale. Not with these materials. It looked more advanced, but also, haphazard.Vee comes to a room... it's a bedroom. It's been overturned mostly, drawers emptied. The bed is flipped over. The android touches parts of the wall in rapid succession. A panel opens with a keypad. She pulls it off the wall and produces a key. Upon inserting it, the wall opens to a staircase downwards."This is the super-secret lab." Vee announces, taking you past dusty computers and machinery. Finally she reaches... a storeroom. Inside are hundreds of tiny little blocks. "Here we are.">What are these?>What is all this stuff down here?>How long was the professor here?>Gather the tiny blocks.
>>1844018>What are these?>What is all this stuff down here?>How long was the professor here?
>>1844057>>1844282>>1844690>>1844793"What are these?" You ask as you pick up a block. The one you have seems to have little indications of machinery and glass in the sides"They are materials for scientific pursuits." Vee explains."And all this stuff is...""Jeremy's super-secret lab. These are all the computers and equipment for back when he had more members.""...it's quite large, how long was Jeremy here?""5 days.""FIVE DAYS?!" Almeda coughs, "He was here five days and built all this?! HOW?!"Vee merely points at the blocks.>Gather tiny blocks>These let him build things quickly?
>>1844981>>Gather tiny blocks>>These let him build things quickly?
>>1845077>>1845264"Do these things help him build amazingly fast or something?!""You'd have to ask him, I don't really know. Probably?" Vee responds as you motion your party to collect the cubes.Vivianne looks at one and turns it over, "I don't like these."Clark smirks, "Oh, you noticed too...""What did you two notice?" You inquire, listening in."These are compressed into dimensions. Each cube is only a marking of something much bigger. I'd imagine he's able to store all kinds of objects like these and all you'd see are these cubes. Until he pulls them back into the third dimension.""I hate them." Vivianne adds.You manage to gather all the cubes.>search for things to loot>Go upstairs back to Faye.
>>1845533>search for things to lootOur entire trip to earth was for loot.
>>1845533>search for things to loot
>>1845533>>search for things to loot
>>1845533>search for things to lootLet Vivianne wait outside of guard our asses if she likes.
>>1845541>>1845664>>1845666>>1846037"Well, if you'd like, you can go upstairs to guard..." You offer."Up with the war machine? Ew, no. I'm going to stay right here with you."You shrug and move about the abandoned lab for loot. You find several devices and diagrams. One is on fae corruption and how humans can be converted into fae. There are incomplete notes on reversing the process, but you spy a footnote, "At 95% they cannot be saved." You find some notes on experiments done on a faerie queen. There are a few theories on how to kill one but most are marked with failure and half you have no means to test.You can't help but notice many fae dust containers, empty... but not unused. Dust is along the bottom.Rhea has managed to secure a great deal of computer parts. Pisteia has amassed a collection of swords, some of which are in sealed cases labeled 'do not open.'Clark has secured a small pink wand with hearts on it, ending with a large crystal heart, "It's magic, but... not fae magic. It's not this universe's magic at all."Some of the things you and Almeda locate seem to be unfinished weapons.>go upstairs to Faye>inspect Clark's find>Inspect Pisteia's find
>>1846476>Inspect Pisteia's find
>>1846476>>Inspect Pisteia's findDo NOT open the ones labeled as such.
>>1846534>>1846620>>1846691A lot of these look like swords, some don't. Many look fragile and most lack any labels.The stuff in the cases looks rather... fantastic."Pisteia, where did you find these?""There was a room full of em. Grabbed em all, thought about taking them to a forge or the professor. Vee only identified one sword and claimed it was cursed.""Cursed?""Yeah, supposedly it turns anyone holding it into a succubus. Wanted to know how he got a demon weapon."Vee cuts in, "Ebay, probably. Doesn't exist anymore." You are left wondering what Ebay was. Still, demons are well known. Demon weapons shouldn't be around if there aren't any demons nearby... Unless he somehow went to the realm they came from and got it there.Sam has recovered more gun parts. Shame it looks like you are missing a good chunk of many guns.>inspect Clark's find.>go upstairs to Faye
>>1846885>inspect Clark's find.
>>1847040>>1846921The eldritch being hands you the object. It's lightweight and slightly warm."Word of warning, don't do anything it tells you to do." As soon as he says so, a thought crosses your mind...'shout lovely heart justice power.'Vivianne stares at the wand, "I like this thing." The fact the fae likes it gives you second thoughts already.Before you can do anything, Vee snatches it from your grip, "This is dangerous. I'll be keeping it.">try to get the wand back>Go upstairs to Faye
>>1846921>>1847040The eldritch being hands you the object. It's lightweight and slightly warm."Word of warning, don't do anything it tells you to do." As soon as he says so, a thought crosses your mind...'shout lovely heart justice power.'Vivianne stares at the wand, "I like this thing." The fact the fae likes it gives you second thoughts already.Before you can do anything, Vee snatches it from your grip, "This is dangerous. I'll be keeping it.">try to get the wand back>Go upstairs to Faye
>>1847063>Cordelia the non-heretic with the nice hatWho that?>>Go upstairs to FayeSounds dangerous, we should test it first.
>>1847065>Go upstairs to Faye>Whisper into Viviannes ear, grab the wand and 'shout lovely heart justice power.'>>1847065Hes probably playing in one of the civ quests, or running one.
>>1847077[vampire hunter quest earlier today, actually.][Setting up new thread]