Freelancers is a skirmish game where everyone controls their own character in tactical combat against xeno scum. Clad yourself in powered armor, take up your gun and blade, and join the fight to reclaim your homeworld.Previous Threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=FreelancerUpdates:https://twitter.com/ravenkingquestsDiscord:https://discord.gg/4p9mmau
>>2081952New and returning players are welcome.Reply to this post with your character info, including the following:NameClassLevel (Rookies are Level 1)PowersWeaponsGearI'm still working on how frequently I can do turn updates for this game. Here is the schedule I will keep for this thread: I will post each day at 11:00 AM and 11:00 PM, PST, with mission start set for Sunday morning tomorrow. Please have your turns input by 10:00 AM/PM on the relevant day. I can run until Thursday if necessary for a total of 10 turns, which should be enough to complete the mission.Balance Patch 1.3:Due to balance changes, all characters are allowed a Power respec.General Changes:Rules sheet created, including new rules for Reactions, Stealth, and Death.
>>2081985Class Changes:Knight:Guardian rewritten. Reaction rules can be found in the new Rules sheet.Hunter:Alacrity changed to "You can break up your movement before and after an attack action."Deflect changed to a Reaction ability: "The first time each turn you are hit by an enemy attack, take half damage."Phantom changed to: "Gain Stealth. C3." Stealth rules can be found in the new Rules sheet.Rogue from Backstab 1 to 2.Mage:Crash Shield changed to a Reaction ability.Energy Drain can now recharge Medkits.Mirror Image from 1 to 2 images.Priest:Dispel and Oracle Protocol from Move action to Swift.Force Shield from Action to Swift.Sacred Vestments from +1 Armor, +1 Barrier to +2 Barrier.
>>2082011No changes to Weapons.
>>2082030Gear Changes:Jump Pack: Jump 10. When you land, deal 1 dmg to each enemy next to you. Charges: 3, Action.Grapple Hook: Jump 10 to a space next to heavy cover or a roof edge. Charges: 4, Swift action.Medkit is now a Swift action.
>>2081985ThothMageLevel 1ArcaneryScout Rifle, MagnumMana Grenade, Mana Grenade, Flame Grenade
>>2081952Name: SeekerClass: PriestPowers: Wired Reflexs, Field Medic, Sacred Vestments, Smart linkWeapons: Shotgun and ShieldGear: Armor Vest and Medkit(3)
>>2081985 SolaarisPriest Level 1Oracle ProtocolMagnum, Greatsword Medkit, Smoke Grenade
Vengeful Protege of DelphiName: GallowsClass: MageLevel: 2Powers: Blademaster, Energy DrainWeapons: Sword, Scout RifleGear: Fire grenade, mana grenade, smart rune (sword)
>>2081952Name: Clinch WestreeClass: HunterLevel: 1Powers: Deadeye, Run and GunWeapons: Magnum, SMGGear: Smart Rune (Magnum), Smoke Grenade
The executioner has arrived.
>>2082113I messed up powers, oops.Well, everybody's gotta start somewhere I suppose.ACTUAL Westree:Name: Clinch WestreeClass: HunterLevel: 1Powers: DeadeyeWeapons: Magnum, SMGGear: Smart Rune (Magnum), Smoke Grenade
Code Name: SmokesClassification: HunterLevel: 4HP: 6/6BAR: 2/2ARM: 1/1MOB: 8Equipment-Greatsword: +1 Hit, Dmg 5, Arc 1, PiercingAuto Rifle: Dmg 3, Range 20, +1 Crit RangeIron Rune: Ignore armor with one weapon. GreatswordPlated Vest: +1 HealthExploits-Blink[S]: Teleport up to Mobility-2. 3 Charges.Blademaster: +1 Hit and Damage with melee weaponsDeflect[R]- Take half damage from an attack before armor that hits you.Sacred Vestiment: +2 Barrier
>>2082052"Hello! It's me, the expert crafter, master runesmith, and legendary Mage, the Alchemist! As you can see from the containment cage behind me, I'm hard at work deciphering the secrets of the mysterious Nexus you looted in your first mission! Any day now, its encryptions will crack, and the knowledge contained therein will be mine, mine, all mine! Wah hah hah -- ahem!"The Alchemist clears her throat, then gestures towards her workshop. "Your Gear is all cleaned up and ready to rock, so take your pick, guys. Try not to break any of it this time, okay? I don't make this stuff just so you can smash it against some Scav's helmet. And another thing--"A seam cracks open in the Nexus, and a brilliant blue light shines through. Crackling bolts of electricity spill out through the protective cage and into the laboratory, the absorption coils pushed to their limit.The Alchemist shrieks and hides behind the nearest Freelancer. "Waaaahh! It actually opened!"The protective cage blasts apart, metal bars pinwheeling through the laboratory, smashing into screens and breaking pipes. A Knight is struck by a sharp piece of shrapnel that lodges in their helmet, but it matters little as some piece of metal is not nearly as hard as a Knight's skull. The machine inside the wrecked cage retracts a series of armored plates until a quarter of itself has opened, revealing a tiny nexus of furiously charged storm energy. The blue lightning slowly grows and takes shape, until it resolves into--(Continued)
>>2082149"Mrow?""It's a kitty?" The Alchemist stares in puzzlement, then gasps. "It's a familiar! I thought they were all gone! Nobody's seen or heard from one for centuries. I -- I want to pet it! But it's made of pure energy!" She stamps in frustration, then calms herself down. "Okay, okay. You guys might not have heard of these. Familiars were created back in the old days. They're kind of like artificial elemental spirits. They don't really have a physical form, they're made of energy and information in quantum phase-space or -- or something? I don't remember the details. Anyway. This one must have been caught and enslaved by the Scavs, used as a living storm energy generator. As if those scumbags weren't bad enough, they had to imprison a kitty. That's just wrong.""Mrow!" The familiar, appearing to be a small cat made purely of electricity, hops out of its creche and lands on the floor. It trots over to the Alchemist, emitting tiny jolts of lightning as its feet touch the metal floor, and rubs her hand with a crackle of static."Woooahhh, that feels weird! But it's kind of nice." The Alchemist pets the lightning cat until a jolt of backfires up her arm and knocks her backwards. She winces and clutches her hand, her glove charred and smoking. "Aheh, whoops. I couldn't resist. Anyway, at least we know it's friendly. As much as I hate to admit it, I don't know much about how these work. But the Nexus containment sphere the Scavs were using to imprison it and harvest its energy probably has all kinds of useful stuff I can reverse engineer. I can't wait to have a look inside!"
>>2082179is there a a cont?Meanwhile, you have my sword!
Callsign: SigurdClass: KnightLevel: 4HP: 7ARM: 4MOB: 5Abilities: Titan Plating, Phoenix, Shield Wall, BreakerWeapons: Shield, LMGGear: Plated Vest, Jump Pack
>>2082236That's it for the scene, but I'll be posting the first glimpse of our Research Tree later tonight!
>>2082276Ah okay, keeping an eye on this thread, it looks like fun.
>>2082149Who let this child in here? And who has the money to dress them up as a wizard...
Name: VaciaCodename: UmbralClass: HunterLevel: 2Ability: Phantom, SwordmasterWeapons: Sniper Rifle and SwordGear: Medkit and Iron Rune (Sword)"So, what do I gotta do to get one of those fancy Terra paintings on my wall? Madre loves the classics!"
Name: RookClass: HunterLevel: 2Powers: Deadeye, DeflectWeapons: Smg, Scout RifleGear: Smoke Grenade, Smart Rune (Scout Rifle)
>>2082623"Locked and loaded. What needs killing boss?"
>>2081985RhinoClass: KnightLevel 1Powers: Titan Plating- +1 Armor, 50% DMG resist to explosives.Weapons: LMG- DMG 3, Range 20, Break 1, DestructiveShield- Armor +1Gear-Plated Vest- +1 HPJump Pack- Jump 10, 1 DMG on land
>>2082845" 'Sup fuckers."
>>2082052>>2082179It's time for our first Research Vote! Through Research you can discover new weapons and gear, and improve existing ones. Discoveries become available at the start of the next thread.>Relics: 1>Salvage: 2>Guns>Melee>Offense>Defense>Utility
>>2082980Relic: GunSalvage: Melee, Offense
Relic = GunsSalvage: Offensive, Melee
>>2082980Relics:>UtilitySalvage:>Melee>Offense"When do y'all think we can get our mitts on that chain lightnin' stuff I've heard so much about?"
>>2082980Relics: DefenseSalvage: Utility, Melee
>>2081985"Leopard Online. Is it time to Hunt again?"Name: LeopardClass: HunterLevel 3>Hp 5/5>Mob 8>Armor 1Exploits: Alacrity (Split Move before/after Attack). Deflect [R] (1/2dmg from first attack per turn)Run & Gun 2/2C (Shoot after Dashing)Spell: Entropy Field (+2def vs ranged attacks)Weapons>Scout Rifle: 2Dmg, 25Rng, +1Hit>Dagger: 2Dmg, 1Melee, Backstab 2Gear>Jump Pack: Jump 10. 3/3C [A]>Battle Scanner: Scout and Detect. 20Rng, 4Area, 2C, [S]>>2082980Relic: GunsSalvage: Utility, Utility
Name: GammaClass: MageWeapons-Assault Rifle: Dmg 3, Range 20. +1 Crit RangeShield: Armor +1. When you hit an adjacent enemy, you may push them 1, then move 1 into their former space.Gear-Mana Grenade x2: Dmg 3, Break 1, autohit. Range 15, Area 1, Destructive. ActionMedkit x1: Heal 4, Range 2. SwiftSpells-Channeler: +1 grenade Slot, +5 grenade range, +1 grenade areaBrilliance: +1 grenade dmg>>2082980Relic: GunsSalvage: Melee, Defense
>>2081985My life, for the restoration of Earth.DurwardKnightLevel 1RallyLight MachinegunGreatswordMedkit x2
What, they haven't quit yet? Wonder how many scavs we have to curbstomp.More, for Delphi.
>>2082980Relic: GunSalvage: Defense, Utility
>>2082980This is my suggestion.Relic: GunsSalvage: Offence, Offence
>>2082179Graves stands in front of the assembled Freelancers in the Command Center."All right, boys, girls and bots. You've done good work out there so far. Three missions up, three batches of scumbag Xenos put down. But I know some of you have been thinking, "But Mister Graves, when do I get to go to the Scavs' homes and put the boots to them where they live?" Well I've got good news for you, soldiers. That time is now."The Commander brings up pictures of a vast factory city. It's mostly run-down and destroyed with the weight of ages, but bright glows of energy from the city's interior show that some of the machines inside have been reactivated. Scav encampments and guard posts have been set up along the city's outskirts. "Thanks to Snow's recon, we know the Scavs are trying to break into some lab or factory or something in the center of the city, one that's been sealed up for a long time. I'm not sure what the big stink about it is, but it's got the Mages real anxious to the point where they're reaching out to the Freelancer companies. The important thing, as far as you lot are concerned, is that the Captain has agreed to help. So that's where we're going."Graves highlights a certain section on the edge of the city, in the middle of a Scav camp. "Right here is an Golden Age anti-air defense battery, by which I mean a bunch of big old laser guns. The Scavs don't know how to use it, but we do. Captain and Snow say if we get in there and switch on the guns, they'll clear the skies of any Scav ships that get close. That'll give us a green zone to set up a fortified camp, as a base for our attacks on the city itself."We expect light resistance immediately on landing, but heavy reinforcements will be incoming from nearby camps throughout the entire mission until you get that battery turned on. So I don't want to see any lollygagging out there, lads. Hit them hard and fast. Get it done. Any questions? Good," he says, switching off the map and cutting off several of you who did, in fact, have questions. "Rollout's in sixty. Do what you need to do, grab your shit, and meet up in the Hangar."
>>2083830Don't forget your loadout requisition
>>2084135>>2084143Specialist Snow is lounging against the rail in the Hangar when you arrive. She's an elusive figure, and it's the first time most of you have seen her in person. "Hello, boys. Captain thinks you might need fire support on this one, so I'll be tagging along. Take good care of me, won't you?""Hey there, Snow. Thanks for joining us." Graves turns to address the Freelancer squads. "For those of you who aren't familiar, Lady Snow here is our lead scout. You apes treat her with the proper respect." Someone mutters something about white-knighting to his comrade, who laughs. Graves overhears. "That's for your own safety, idiots, not hers." He sighs as he pulls on his broken-horned helmet. "Kids these days. All right, move out!"The first map post will be delayed due to technical issues, sorry folks. I'll have it up ASAP.
>>2084161Name: VaciaCodename: UmbralClass: HunterLevel: 2Ability: Phantom, SwordmasterWeapons: Sniper Rifle and SwordGear: Medkit and Iron Rune (Sword)An audible hiss shoots out as Vacia puts on her helmet, followed with a sharp click. Doing a quick once over on her equipment, she lightly nods to herself. She had gotten herself a new suit, this one fitting her style a bit more and she traded that knife of hers for a katana. Seemed reasonable, considering she wouldn't be in stealth all the time. "Commander Graves? I was... wondering if it'd be out of line to request one of the art pieces that were recovered last mission? Unless you plan on putting it into a vault or something, I just want something for my room, is all."After his answer, she'd turn to Lady Snow. "You wouldn't happen to be a sword girl, would you? You want a flanking buddy?"
>>2084191Gallows turns to face the hunter that sat beside her. She had caught her attention at the mention of swords. "Oh, oh... I'm a sword person." She says fiddling with the longsword she was toting around with her. The faint red glow of the sword sparked as Gallows ran her fingers down the length of the blade, a red energy flowing up her forearm. "... This little thing has been with me since I became a freelancer. I'm Gallows by the way, nice to meet you. I'm new, if you didn't notice."
>>2084191"Ain't my call, kid," Graves says. "Captain thinks she can use 'em as bargaining chips with the other companies, and the barkeep wants at least one for the lounge. But you did haul 'em out of there. I tell you what: I'll put in a good word for you if you impress me on this mission, how's that? I'm sure I can get you one of those little pictures of a hill or a boat or whatever it is you fancy. Kill enough Scavs out there and it's a deal."Snow looks up from checking the sights on her rifle. "Thanks, but I work alone." She gives you a polite but frosty smile, an unequivocal message.
>>2084227Rhino shifts uncomfortably at this display."Am I interrupting something? Cause... I can listen to music, or whatever.">>2084234"That's cold, woman. Nice."
>>2084234>>2084227"Estupendo! I'll make sure to leave a pile of scav corpses! Talk about getting paid for doing what you love!"Vacia frowns from the inside of her helmet. "Oh, well, uh... I trust you're skilled enough to handle yourself." She mutters a bit, taking a moment to awkwardly scoot closer to Gallows, throwing her arm over her shoulder. "Gallows, was it? Nice to meet you, I haven't been here for too long either, so don't feel too threatened." She laughs at her own dialogue. "Now, I like a woman that can handle a blade, so flanking buddies...?" She lingers on, her eyebrows wiggling from the inside of her helmet.
>>2084146Yeah yeah, Smokes. Yeah yeah. Let me run through the list . . . == Phaws, The Mage == Health 5 Mobility 6Barrier 1[Mage]>Channeler, Arcanery, Brilliance, Artillery>+1>1 Respec [Gun][Weapon][Gear]
>>2084268Maybe drink a little less before the mission.
>>2084290Phaws pauses in the act of pouring red liquid into a battered glass, falling silent as the bubbles sizzle. "... errrrr. M'ean, if'n I leave it for too long it'll eat thrugh the table..."
>>2084252Thoth drummed his fingers anxiously onto an imaginary table that was about an inch above the actual table. First mission, first briefing, and he hadn't had one of his flashes yet, which was good. Telling people what they were about to say didn't usually win him many friends.Oh no, here one came. And it was for Gallows, too, one of the only non-strangers here. He resisted the urge to say her line out loud with a visible twitch, instead glancing back to Graves."She's about to ask you," Thoth says to him."Damn it Thoth. How many times do I have to tell you that as a wingman you have to back my plays. I'm... " he trailed off.The words had left his mouth before he realised what he was saying, but by then he was already most of the way through. "I'm going to shut up now, actually," he finished awkwardly.
>>2084306Gallows mimics that Thoth began continuing on where he stopped. "... I'm trying to play hard to get damn it. And your stupid ass 'Your next line is...' bullshit is so... Ugh..." She says putting away her sword and scrunching up into a sad ball."As she sits, she then states up at Thoth from her sulking, muttering, "I know you don't mean it..."
>>2082149>>2084135"Commander, Alchemist, I will offer again to be the testbed for any unproved research. Metal and plastic flesh can be replaced, Mindstates can be restarted. There is nothing to fear from death."
Westree stands up and starts practicing his gunspinning. As he goes through his routine, revolver twirling through his fingers, he approaches Rhino, sitting alone."So you're that giant of a man the Captain keeps talking about. We're from the same batch of Freelancers, you know. The name's Westree"Clinch extends his free hand as he spins.Rhino glances at Westree coldly before returning his gaze to Gallows', erm, sword stroking display.
>>2084327Vacia opens her mouth but quickly closes it, not quite able to come up with something to say. She takes a few step backs, frowning as she looks up at the huddled up mage. "If you want to stick with me, the offer still stands. I promise that i'm a lot more selfless than the average hunter."
>>2084370"I've been eyein' you Rhino. I think we could make a great team if we put our minds to it. As for what I'd bring to the proverbial table." Westree points to his still spinning gun,"This is the greatest handgun ever made; the Taurus Quantum Action Space Cadet." He pushes out the cylinder of the magnum and spins the gun so five of the bullets fall out. "Six shots, more than enough to kill anything that moves." He flourishes, guiding the gun down next to his holster before suddenly bringing it up to point at Rhino."Now I'll show you why they call me-"Westree accidentally squeezes the trigger before he can move just to the right of Rhino's faceplate and his revolver does it's job; the bullet bouncing off of the titan's armor before whizzing through the brim of Westree's hat and getting lodged somewhere in the ceiling. Westree realizes what happened and his face going redder than the barrel of his magnum. He looks for any help from his new comrades, but with everyone being super sci-fi space marines, nobody has even flinched. Westree can practically feel the stares of disappointment burning through his carbon helmet as Rhino stands up. "Sorry about that, pardner," Westree says in a cowboy accent that is even more exaggerated than normal, "You look like a big guy, so I hope that wasn't extremely painful, right?"
>>2084396Forgot to link the scene this was based on, oops.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sny3RfMYMU Skip to 0:45
>>2084396Rhino's face is hidden beneath his helmet. A good thing, too, because he's almost in tears because of how hilarious that was. Trying to keep it nonchalant, he pats the cowboy on the shoulder."Yeah, 'pardner,' I'm a big guy. For you."Looming over Westree for a second, intimidating in his huge armor, Rhino seems like he's about to do something, but he finally lets out a chuckle and sits back down. "Eh, it's fine. Just don't do any more stupid shit like that inside the dropship. Pilot gets cranky if you scratch the paint."Putting his arms behind his head and leaning back, (which causes the metal seat to creak,) Rhino looks at Westree expectantly."So, you said something about bein' from the same batch?"
>>2084135Thanks for your patience on the delayed start, folks. I saved my files wrong and had to remake essentially the entire map and all my assets. I think we're good now.I'm populating the map!Here are the squads for this mission "Welcome Wagon":White Wolf (Vanguard)Wolf 1: Sigurd (Knight, Lv4)Wolf 2: Seeker (Priest, Lv4)Wolf 3: Gallows (Mage, Lv2)Wolf 4: Durward (Knight, Lv1)Red Fox (Flank)Fox 1: Smokes (Hunter, Lv4)Fox 2: Phaws (Mage, Lv4)Fox 3: Vacia (Hunter, Lv2)Fox 4: Rhino (Knight, Lv1)Fox 5: Solaris (Priest, Lv1)Blue Hawk (Fire Support)Hawk 1: Leopard (Hunter, Lv4)Hawk 2: Rook (Hunter (Lv2)Hawk 3: Westree (Hunter, Lv1)Hawk 4: Thoth (Mage, Lv1)>>2084332"By next mission the Alchemist will have jury-rigged something from Scav Salvage. I'll put in a word to let you be the expendable test subject -- I mean, the honored warrior entrusted with this valued task."
>>2084517Solaaris was sitting at the back, quietly listening to the briefing and nodding his head as humans usually do to show agreement and understanding.It had just been sent here from the factory; a new and untested model X-Christo which traded free-thinking for a form of sentience that was externally controlled.Even so, Solaaris was having a hard time getting used to its new framework.It stayed in its seat, quietly reciting passages from the instruction manual that came with it to himself, it had memorised the manual extremely easily as it was only a couple-hundred kilobytes big.
>>2084517https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e1oyEExLtUThe Scav encampment is typical for its kind: tents and makeshift habitats clustered around human ruins half-fixed with patchwork repairs. Weapon and supply crates lie within easy reach, so that any Scav might take up arms at any time. Above it all, in the center of the camp, the Laser Defense Battery looms, a massive array of laser cannons now covered in vines and creepers, still a formidable and ominous weapon even centuries after its abandonment. Snow assured you it would still work. You'll have to hope she was right.Nearby stand the tall spires of Machinaria, the Machine City, where the Scavs have begun to plunder the long-abandoned factories. If you can clear this area and hold it as a safe zone, you'll be able to send further assaults into that city and put a stop to their plans.Under a darkened sky thick with clouds and rain, the dropship swoops in over the Scav encampment. It flies low and opens its hold doors, disgorging its cargo of Freelancers onto the cracked concrete. Scavs loitering around a nearby campfire, sheltered by an awning fashioned from a tattered banner, are startled by the sudden arrival of their hated enemies. Their armor, wet with rain, glistens in the firelight. They leap to their feet and snatch up their weapons, calling alarms in their deep bellowing reptilian growls, alerting others nearby."You've got two control consoles to activate to turn the big guns on," Graves says. "Snow has pinpointed their location for us. Once they're activated, you'll have to defend both of the consoles and the Laser Battery until it warms up and starts firing, then clear out any Scavs still in the area. Remember, enemy reinforcements won't stop until the guns turn on!"Wolf Team, take the center and push forward. Fox Team, hit the left flank and get up there to that control console on the roof. Hawk Team, take down anyone who messes with them. Let's make it happen."Freelancer Turn 1 starts now!
>>2084558Solaaris concluded that its internal monologue wasn't long enough to explain much, but it would have to do as the mission would (hopefully) be starting any time now...
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>2084564Name: VaciaCodename: UmbralClass: HunterLevel: 2Ability: Phantom, SwordmasterWeapons: Sniper Rifle and SwordGear: Medkit and Iron Rune (Sword)N 5, NW 2. Attack thrall 5 with sword
>>2083352Sorry, I knew I was forgetting something.Gamma joins the battle as Wolf 5, behind Seeker and next to Rook.
Rolled 4 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2084564NW1, N4, NW1, N2, NE1, NW2, N1. Slash the Raider with Greatsword
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>2084564RhinoClass: KnightLevel 1Powers: Titan Plating- +1 Armor, 50% DMG resist to explosives.Weapons: LMG- DMG 3, Range 20, Break 1, DestructiveShield- Armor +1Gear-Plated Vest- +1 HPJump Pack- Jump 10, 1 DMG on land>MovementNorth 4Attack- LMG at Raider 1
>>2084564Move Northwest 2 and North 1. Mana Grenade between Blue 1 and 2 and Red 3
SE 2, E 3, mana grenade NW6, N2.As Gallows drops, seeing the large group in front of her, she pulls the mana from her belt, pulsing red energy into it. "Your executioner has arrived!" She says, tossing her grenade into the middle of the Scavs in the centre.Name: GallowsClass: MageLevel: 2Powers: Blademaster, Energy DrainWeapons: Sword, Scout RifleGear: Fire grenade, mana grenade, smart rune (sword)
>>2084564Codename: ThothClass: MageLevel: 1Powers: ArcaneryWeapons: Scout Rifle, MagnumGear: Mana Grenade, Mana Grenade, Flame GrenadeMovement: North 3Attack: Mana Grenade East 3 North 4
Rolled 6 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2084564Hoo Wee! Let's get goin'!>Move N2, NW2, W3, step out and shoot Thrall 5 with the Magnum (Smart Runed).>>2084576"Don't worry about that one, pardner. The mages'll carpet bomb those assholes back into the digital age! Now get moving!"Name: Clinch WestreeClass: HunterHealth: 5/5Mobility: 8Armor: 1/1Status: BuenoPowers: DeadeyeWeapons: Magnum (Smart Runed), SMG (Mobility Bonus when used)Gear: Smart Rune (Magnum), Smoke Grenade
Rolled 7 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2084564>Activate Run & Gun>Dash 2NE, 9E>Alacrity: Shoot Raider 5 with Scout Rifle>Finish Dashing 5EName: LeopardClass: HunterLevel 3>Hp 5/5>Mob 8>Armor 1Exploits: Alacrity (Split Move before/after Attack).Deflect [R] (1/2dmg from first attack per turn)Run & Gun 1/2C (Shoot after Dashing)Spell: Entropy Field (+2def vs ranged attacks)Weapons>Scout Rifle: 2Dmg, 25Rng, +1Hit>Dagger: 2Dmg, 1Melee, Backstab 2Gear>Jump Pack: Jump 10. 3/3C [A]>Battle Scanner: Scout and Detect. 20Rng, 4Area, 2/2C, [S]
>>2084625Raider 5 is dead, chum.
>>2084564>>2084625>Corrections, because dumb.Raider 6*Leopard is Level 4.
Change grenade location to N7, NE1
>>2084564Movement: N1, NW3Swift Action: Prayer - Oracle Protocol Action: Stay Down "Red Fox, with me! I've got eyes on this area."
Change grenade type to fire grenade.
Rolled 8 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2084620'Scuse me, what I meant to say was Thrall 4. Yeah, totally Thrall 4>Shoot Thrall 4 with MagnumI guess rolling again is the new system, but only if the target you originally is dead, so that's what I'm doing. It also really helps if you say the name of the enemy unit when you're calling out attacks. Thanks!
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>2084564DurwardKnightLevel 1RallyLight MachinegunGreatswordMedkit x2> Rally> Move 5N> Attack E, Arc 1They are stunned, take advantage!
Duward, you know that they all just exploded right?
>>2084700Surely, you were not so indecisive as to change your action for a fourth time this turn?>>2084601> Move SE2 E3> Mana Grenade NW6, N2>>2084629> Mana Grenade N7, NE1>>2084662> Flame Grenade, N7, NE1
>>2084564"Don't drink on the job, Phaws, they say. Don't throw up on the transport again, Phaws. Stop juggling batteries while we're in flight, Phaws. Fine. I'm here. Boots on the ground. Ready to kill scavs. And I am stone cold sober. Do you want to see me operate when I haven't had my hourly victuals? Sobriety is a prison. I can literally see the fractal glitter of every sixth potential action Leopard could have taken and Westree your *blinking* is *SO LOUD*.And how are these things still alive? Durward, I can hear the way your armor is painted. And you are right in my grenade path. Nice. Now I can only hope you don't die. Or get incinerated.And what did I tell you chumps about standing out in the open all shootable, like? That's how Delphi got turn to bits. And I miss Delphi. She didn't take shit from me sober or drunk, which is quite saying something. And would you LOOK at THAT, you've got two raiders RIGHT there who are probably going to shoot someone. In the face. At point blank range. 'Cause you're not in cover. Like you, Durward-Of-The-Loud-Paint.That's how you /die/ people. Being shot. It kinda kills you.Ghrrr, I hate being sober. It means I have to actually care about you guys and your 'safety'".>[Flame Grenade] 5NE, 5N (Raiders 3+4)>-- Dmg 2, Break 1, Burn, Area 2>-- Artillery, turn not ended>[Mana Grenade] them>--Dmg 3, Break 1, Area 2Oh no. I accidentally turned a building into a crater. Again. == Phaws, The Mage == Health 5 Mobility 6Barrier 1[Mage]>Channeler, Arcanery, Brilliance, Artillery, Energy Drain, [Gun]Sniper Rifle, Dmg 4, Range 40, no move+shoot, +1 Crit[Weapon]Sword, +1 hit, +1 Crit[Gear]>Mana Grenade, +1 Dmg, +5 range, +1 aoe>Flame Grenade, +1 Dmg, +5 range, +1 aoe>Smoke Grenade, +1 Dmg, +5 range, +1 aoe>MedKit, Heal 4, Range 2, C1 [S]
>>2084736No, I see it now.>>2084602The post so short that I had mistaken it for a deployment notice and glazed over it.>>2084597And this one, with the incorrect callsign that I did not know who it matched up to.Well, at least I looked cool. Take advantage of Rally while it is up and kill the rest of them.
>>2084761>not reading post replying to the turnStop making excuses
>>2084766Hush, I can smell your complaining Smokes. It's oaky, with a tinge of jejune. Durward did good, now they're forward front. Can't keep total tactical lockdown at all times. We'll pull through.>>2084761As for the Rally, good job. It'll see us through the counter-attack.Just stop standing around in the open and I might actually almost grow to hate you less.
>>2084569>>2084574>>2084576>>2084742"Calling all Red Fox, what is our strategy?" Solaaris was in a safe place, it had to make sense of the situation. This was its first time in the field with this body and this almost... divine power. Getting used to this would be a challenge but definitely statistically not impossible."We must secure our way to the objective.I have scanned the area and am waiting for the results."In hindsight, it was probably a waste of a charge but it was amusing to try out these new functions that came with its upgrade from the previous model."Report current battle plans ASAP! Over!">I am maintaining control of the situation >I am in a secure environment with a low variable count. This is going to be a [walk in the park].
I’m here for when we deploy reinforcements
>>2084850"Huh? I'm just slicing all the thralls I see in half, not much of a battle plan."
>>2084864"JUST FUCKING DO SOMETHING"
>>2084850Moving through to take out any enemies around the West objective.>>2084856Don't pull a Runner
>>2084865whoops, wrong one>>2084850comment was directed at Solaaris
>>2084850Bounceback, Fox. Our plan is left-side control and aggressive outreach.Red Fox (Flank)Fox 1: Smokes (Hunter, Lv4)>Aggressive forward momentum - fighting raider 5Fox 2: Phaws (Mage, Lv4)>Backline support + team medic. Sniper rifle overwatch.Fox 3: Vacia (Hunter, Lv2)>Aggressive forward momentum. Fighting thrall 5.Fox 4: Rhino (Knight, Lv1)>Lynchpin support. Attacking Raider 1.Fox 5: Solaris (Priest, Lv1)>Lynchpin support.You - Solaris - and Rhino are close together and have comparable movement. Advance up the flank, trading off your specializations. Vacia & Smokes are our breachers. Raider 9 + Thrall 10 will respond to their presence, and they will attack. We all reconnect in the control hub. No one hits the switch until the team is in a good position. Confirm that. I'll follow and pick off targets that the rest of you miss. If you get wounded, make your way to me - or I'll come to you - and I'll do field support. I'd suggest Rhino watches what Smokes is doing while Solaris watches for Vacia is doing, and you back each other up with weapons and blades in unity. Smokes, Vacia - don't get too far ahead. Might still be a few unknown targets on the map, and we can't quite cover your nimble range.
>>2084864>>2084865>>2084866After hearing the replies of his new team, Solaaris let out an electronic sigh."So much for a well thought-out, logical plan...">>2084874As the channel came on with a crackle, Solaaris heard what may have been the voice of that external power its creators had written about in its README.txt "Copy that."If robots could cry tears of joy, this whould be one of those moments.
>>2084891Good lad. We'll make a proper sophont out of ya yet. We're all in this scrap-fight of a clustermuddle together, and we need to work together to get out of here alive. I respect each and every one of you an-- SATELITES IN THE SKY, I CAN /STILL/ HEAR YOUR PAINT JOB DURWARD. WHAT IS THAT. AND SMOKES. STOP. THINKING. IN. TECHNICOLOR.
>>2084742"This is as it should be. The entropy field in my chasis causes unusual feedback in predictive algorithms. Please report any changes in the pattern, as it may signal a malfunction.Equipment failure does not serve the Hunt."
>>2085071I know, Leopard. I know. You are the apex of the hunt your namesake lends you to beI just wishYou wouldn'tbe the Apex of Predationwhile alsobeing in six different geospatial locations and six seconds into the nearest possible lost future.
>>2084564Callsign: SigurdClass: KnightLevel: 4Ability: Titan Plating, Phoenix, Shieldwall, BreakerWeapons: Shield and LMGGear: Armor Vest and Jump PackHP: 7ARM: 4MOB: 5Move 5N, Dash 1N, 2NW, 1W, 1N
>>2081985>NameMyrmidon>ClassHunter>PowersBlademaster (+1 Damage and hit with melee weapons)Deflect (First time you get hit each turn, take half-damage)Blink (Teleport up to 6 spaces ignoring cover or any other obstacles. 3 charges, swift action)>WeaponsSword (3 dmg, melee 1, +1 hit and crit range), Dagger (dmg 2, melee 1, +2 dmg on backstab)>GearMedkit (Range 2, Heal 4, swift action, 1 charge) Iron Rune Sword (Add piercing to one weapon, ignoring armor)Hp: 5Mov: 8Armor: +1Posting in order to be available for later reinforcements. Had to miss last thread, looking forward to this.
>>2084564W2 N2 Overwatch
>>2082980Also voting:Relics: UtilitySalvage: Melee and OffenseJust noticed Delphi was KIA last mission. Damn.
>>2081985Name- DawnClass- PriestLevel- 1Powers- Medic Protocal, Force ShieldGear- SMG(Move 2 before/after shooting), Shield(+1 Armor)Medkit-X2, Jump Pack(C3)>I hope I did this right.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>2084564Name: RookClass: HunterLevel: 2Powers: Deadeye, DeflectWeapons: Smg, Scout RifleGear: Smoke Grenade, Smart Rune (Scout Rifle)Move N3, E1 and shoot Thrall 2 with scout rifle"One shot, one kill....oh wait I'm not a sniper anymore."
>>2086140 (Turn correction)Name: RookClass: HunterLevel: 2Powers: Deadeye, DeflectWeapons: Smg, Scout RifleGear: Smoke Grenade, Smart Rune (Scout Rifle)Move N4, Smoke grenade N"Shit that one is dead....uhhhh....smoke out!"
>>2084564Freelancer Turn 1:Vacia charges forward and decapitates Thrall 5 with one swing of her blade.Smokes runs past and swings his heavy Iron-runed Greatsword, slaying Raider 5.Rhino takes cover and shoots at Raider 1, but misses.Gamma and Thoth prime and throw mana grenades, the magic-fueled explosions detonating amidst the group of Scavs standing around the campfire to pieces, destroying them utterly.Westree takes cover to the west by the stairs, and shoots and kills Thrall 4.Leopard dashes to the east, hitting Raider 6 with a snap shot for 1 damage as he runs.Gallows hurls a Flame Grenade north, setting Raider 6 and Thrall 6 alight.Phaws primes both a Mana Grenade and Flame Grenade at once, holding sea green flame in one hand and sunset orange in the other. He hurls them both north, blasting Raiders 3 and 4 to cinders and setting fire to the Laser Battery building. "Goddamn it, Phaws!" Graves' voice breaks in. "That building's the one we're here to turn on! We need that big gun on top to shoot down Scav ships. Try to leave it in one piece, will you?"Durward moves north and rallies his comrades with a Knightly bellow.Sigurd moves north, his shield raised.Rook sets off his smoke grenade, providing cover.Seeker, as usual, overwatches.Now processing Alien Turn 1.>>2085481>>2086000Graves: "Acknowledged, we'll get you loaded into the man cannon to reinforce ASAP."
>>2086194Thrall 6 burns to death!Thrall 7 repositions on top of the roof to the east.Thralls 8 and 9 advance and fire their laser pistols at Durward, but the Knight in his mighty armor shrugs off their blows.Thrall 10 fires down at Smokes, and scores a critical hit! However Smokes deflects the blow, and his armor protects him as well. He only takes 1 damage.Thrall 11 runs to the north window and fires through, striking Vacia for 1 damage.Thrall 12 advances to the east window, but is gunned down by reactionary blasts from Seeker's shotgun.Thrall 13 appears from a door on the far southwest, and takes up overwatch.Thrall 14 appears from a door on the far northwest and dashes forward into cover.Thrall 15 takes cover by a window and fires at Smokes, but misses.Raider 6, aflame from Gallows' incendiary grenade, retreats and takes cover, beating out the flames.Raider 7 runs up to the Laser Battery platform and fires down at Durward. He critically hits with a headshot, dealing 2 damage!Raider 8 advances and fires at Durward, hitting and dealing 1 damage.Raider 9 shoots down at Smokes, but misses.Raider 10 runs to the door, throws it open, and fires a burst from his laser rifle, striking Vacia for 2 damage.Raider 11 moves to the window and shoots at Phaws, hitting for 3 damageRaider 12 emerges from the far west door, and overwatches.Raider 13 appears at a window to the northeast, and shoots Smokes for 2 damage.Raider 14 overwatches at the northwest window.Raider 15 jumps out the open window and takes up cover behind a long-empty fuel silo. He sights and fires at Sigurd, and the shots strike home, but the Knight's shield and armor plating protects him completely.Freelancer Status:Notation is Current HP / Max HP + Barrier (Armor)Sigurd (W1): 7/7 (4)Seeker (W2): 6/6 +3 (1)Durward (W3): 3/6 (2)Gallows (W4): 5/5 +1Smokes (F1): 5/6 (1)Phaws (F2): 3/5Vacia (F3): 3/5 (1)Rhino (F4): 7/7 (4)Solaris (F5): 5/5 +1Leopard (H1): 5/5 (1)Rook (H2): 5/5 (1)West (H3): 5/5 (1)Thoth (H4): 5/5 +1Enemy Status:Raider 6: 2/5 (0)Freelancer Turn 2 begins now!
>>2086213Sigurd barely notices the shot and moves 2N before opening the door and readying to fire upon any enemies within.
Rolled 9 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2086213Blink NW2 and N4. Slash at Thrall 10 and Raider 9
>>2086217>>2086213Forgot to mention, if possible, move into the building by 2E.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>20862132 W, 2 NW, 1 NEFire at Raider 10
>>2086213Codename: ThothClass: MageLevel: 1Powers: ArcaneryWeapons: Scout Rifle, MagnumGear: Mana Grenade, Flame Grenade, Flame Grenade (I forgot I had a fourth nade slot)HP 5Movement: 6 EastAttack: Fire Grenade 6 North 2 Northeast"Well, I'm just glad I didn't get shot. That's the real takeaway from this," Thoth quips happily, sliding across to another piece of cover and tossing a primed fire grenade over the top of it."Man, someone should really deal with the left building. Good thing I'm over here. Not my job!"
North 4, Mana Grenade North 7, North West 1,Gallows hadn't expected to use both her grenades so early, but seeing as a large majority of the enemies were grouping up quite nicely, it was not an opportunity to miss. "Explosions are a girl's best friend." She says, a violent red mana grenade flies over the high cover landing next to all those marauders. She was out of grenades, but she knew she could get more later."Leopard, Need you to take care of Thrall (9). He's flanked if you get into position."
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>2086213"Smoke goin' out boys! Cover me so my momma has somethin' to appreciate when I get home!">Throw Smoke Grenade 3N and then shift 2NE before firing on Thrall 14>>2086234"You're just gettin' warmed up Hoss! Don't let it get to ya!"As much as I'd like to sometimes, I can't work alone, so can one of you mosey on over here and help a brother out while we have the advantage?Name: Clinch WestreeClass: HunterHealth: 5/5Mobility: 8Armor: 1/1Status: Finer than Snow's behindPowers: DeadeyeWeapons: Magnum (Smart Runed), SMG (Mobility Bonus when used)Gear: Smart Rune (Magnum), Smoke Grenade
>>2086261Wait, a grenade is an attack, so I guess I can't do that, poop. Switching to: >Move NE1, N3, and NW1. Turn around and throw smoke S2.
>>2086250Do you not consider Thrall 7 the greater threat? It has both cover and highground advantages. I am in position to negate these.
>>2086286Good point. Thought that it was low ground due to it not being faded.
>>2086213> Move 3NW, 1W, 1N> Medkit Self, +4> Move 2N, 1E, 2NE> Attack anything in range, Arc 1 (?)Freedom or death! I am with you, Priest!
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>2086213Movement: N2, NE1, E1Action: Blammo Raider 10 in the face with my Magnum and the help of the smoke bomb coverage that Westree had deployed.>>2086278"Thank you for having my back, Westree."Solaaris found it hard to understand why humans could be so erratic... at least the batch of humans he was stuck with.The fact that he had to rely on a member from another team to help tactically proved that there were some optimisation bugs that needed fixing around here.
>>2086353After firing, Solaaris realised that maybe it had miscalculated that getting IN the cloud of smoke was a good idea. Its sensors were acting up now and they weren't giving an accurate reading of the situation.Maybe human erraticism was rubbing off on Solaaris.It would have to report that back in a passive aggressive email to the devs.
Rolled 6 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2086213>Move Up and 1N, 2NE, 2N>Alacrity: Shoot Thrall 7>Move 2S(I am assuming that climbing the ladder takes a point of movement, so up-North is two mob)Name: LeopardClass: HunterLevel 4>Hp 5/5>Mob 8>Armor 1Exploits: Alacrity (Split Move before/after Attack).Deflect [R] (1/2dmg from first attack per turn)Run & Gun 1/2C (Shoot after Dashing)Spell: Entropy Field (+2def vs ranged attacks)Weapons>Scout Rifle: 2Dmg, 25Rng, +1Hit>Dagger: 2Dmg, 1Melee, Backstab 2Gear>Jump Pack: Jump 10. 3/3C [A]>Battle Scanner: Scout and Detect. 20Rng, 4Area, 2/2C, [S]
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>2086213Move North 4 and shoot Raider 7 with RifleName: GammaClass: MageWeapons-Assault Rifle: Dmg 3, Range 20. +1 Crit RangeShield: Armor +1. When you hit an adjacent enemy, you may push them 1, then move 1 into their former space.Gear-Mana Grenade x2: Dmg 3, Break 1, autohit. Range 15, Area 1, Destructive. ActionMedkit x1: Heal 4, Range 2. SwiftSpells-Channeler: +1 grenade Slot, +5 grenade range, +1 grenade areaBrilliance: +1 grenade dmg
Rolled 7 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>2086213Name: VaciaCodename: UmbralClass: HunterLevel: 2Ability: Phantom, SwordmasterWeapons: Sniper Rifle and SwordGear: Medkit and Iron Rune (Sword)NW1 N4 NW3 W1 Attack Thrall with sword.After cleanly cutting the head of the thrall, Vacia reaches down and rips off whatever was used to identify the alien. Her flashy display must have caught some attention, because soon she felt two bullet bounce against her armor. It stung, but it wasn't deadly... yet. She quickly dashed toward the building in the north, readying her katana and swinging it at the first thrall she saw.
>>2086213Sigurd and Durward breach the room underneath the Laser Battery, but there are no Scavs to be found.Smokes teleports behind two Scavs on the first-level roof of the northern building and swings his massive greatsword, cleaving them both in two in one bloody strike.Rhino fires at Raider 10, but misses.Thoth and Gallows charge up and fire a grenade bombardment, killing Raider 6 and wounding Raiders 7 and 8.Westree rolls out a smoke grenade, covering his allies' advance. Raider 12 and Thrall 13 attempt to fire their overwatch attacks, but the smoke cloud blocks their vision, and the shots are ineffective.Solaris moves forward under cover of the smoke grenade and fires at Raider 10, but misses.Leopard climbs up to the eastern building and fires off a quick shot, blasting Thrall 7, before ducking back into cover.Gamma finishes off a grenade-battered Raider 7 a burst from his auto rifle.Phaws, Seeker and Rook glitch out, and their Suit AIs move them to cover. Seeker's Healer subroutine uses a Medkit on Phaws.Now processing Alien Turn 2.
>>2086632More Scavs appear from the east and northeast buildings!Thrall 8 shoots and hits Thoth for 2 damage.Thrall 13 scores a critical hit against Westree for 2 damage!Thrall 14 scores a critical hit against Solaris for 1 damage!Thrall 16 fires at Vacia, but misses.Thrall 17 breaks the window and shoots out at Thoth, hitting for 2 damage.Raider 8 burns for 1 damage. She retreats and takes cover behind the staircase, beating out the flames before they can kill her.Raider 10 finds Westree in the smoke cloud and hits for 2 damage.Raider 11 shoots at Seeker, but misses.Raider 12 hits Westree, and the Hunter goes down, bleeding his life energy out in a spray of sparking electricity.Raider 13 repositions and shoots at Vacia, but misses.Raider 14 shoots at Vacia, but misses.Raider 16 shoots at Thoth, but the shots strike cover.Raider 15 climbs the ladder and moves to attack Smokes, but a rifle bullet cracks and his head splatters. You hear Snow's soft voice over the radio. "Having some trouble down there, boys?"Freelancer Status:Sigurd (W1): 7/7 (4)Seeker (W2): 6/6 +3 (1)Durward (W3): 6/6 (2)Gallows (W4): 5/5 +1Smokes (F1): 5/6 (1)Phaws (F2): 5/5Vacia (F3): 3/5 (1)Rhino (F4): 7/7 (4)Solaris (F5): 5/5 +1Leopard (H1): 5/5 (1)Rook (H2): 5/5 (1)Westree (H3): -1/5 (1) (Bleedout)Thoth (H4): 1/5 +1Freelancer Turn 3 begins now!NOTE: Reply to this post to be delivered next turn as reinforcements via the man cannon!
>>2086644Dawn is ready to roll!
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>20866442 S, 1 SWFire at Thrall 14
>>2086648"Westree, when we get out of this, we need to have a talk about staying behind me."
>>2086644Move 3 West. Grenade 14 westName: GammaClass: MageWeapons-Assault Rifle: Dmg 3, Range 20. +1 Crit RangeShield: Armor +1. When you hit an adjacent enemy, you may push them 1, then move 1 into their former space.Gear-Mana Grenade x2: Dmg 3, Break 1, autohit. Range 15, Area 1, Destructive. ActionMedkit x1: Heal 4, Range 2. SwiftSpells-Channeler: +1 grenade Slot, +5 grenade range, +1 grenade areaBrilliance: +1 grenade dmg
>>2086644"Sorry for the delay. Myrmidon ready for deployment."
Rolled 1 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>2086644Name: VaciaCodename: UmbralClass: HunterLevel: 2Ability: Phantom, SwordmasterWeapons: Sniper Rifle and SwordGear: Medkit and Iron Rune (Sword)NE1, N4, NW 1, heal self as sift action, attack thrall 16 with sword. Taking out another thrall, Vacia reaches down and rips the emblems off of his neck. She quickly dashes further into the building, taking a moment to stab herself with a stimpack. She then readies her sword and strikes at another thrall.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>2086644Movement: 2W, 1NW, 1NSwift Action: Use Medkit on Westree for +4HP [0 charges left]Action: Greatsword Raider 10 by slicing his kneecaps.*Z..zzt..!*Solaaris heard the screeching of the feedback from his sensors, error messages popped up on its visor's screen. That hit was unnecessary for the operation.It hears a cry come from the smoke and rushes in to find Westree bleeing all over the place. After quickly scanning the situation, the results came in and stated that he was in the middle of dying. Solaaris went to take cover behind Westree's flailing body."Do not be alarmed, things will be okay soon." ...it was programmed to say. In reality, the current state of affairs were far from okay. The medkit box let off a little beep and Westree looked as if he was perking up.In the corner of its HUD, a notification popped up.MOBILE STRIKE IS BEST GAME DOWNLOAD FREE NOW! BONUS THICC WOMAN ON FIRST IN-APP PURCHASESolaaris tried to swipe it away with the Greatsword...
Rolled 2 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2086644Dash SE2, S2, N1, NE1, E1. Slash that Raider 14"I appreciate the help Snow, but I don't think I need it the most."Code Name: SmokesClassification: HunterLevel: 4HP: 6/6BAR: 2/2ARM: 1/1MOB: 8Equipment-Greatsword: +1 Hit, Dmg 5, Arc 1, PiercingAuto Rifle: Dmg 3, Range 20, +1 Crit RangeIron Rune: Ignore armor with one weapon. GreatswordPlated Vest: +1 HealthExploits-Blink[S]: Teleport up to Mobility-2. 3 Charges.Blademaster: +1 Hit and Damage with melee weaponsDeflect[R]- Take half damage from an attack before armor that hits you.Sacred Vestiment: +2 Barrier
>>2086689The notification disappeared.Damn AdSense
Hey Leopard. Need your point of call on this turn. I'm moving to flank 9 and shoot him, and Thoth is gonna dash to high cover behind the building. Your probable action and opinion on this plan?
Rolled 2 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2086644I had hoped to save these for later.We cannot fail here, or it was all for nothing!> Rally!> Turn on a dime, Move SW(2), W, NW(2), W(4), N> Swing Greatsword, E>>2086658+1>>2086690+1
>>2086730T9, T17, T21, R8, R16, and R21 are our major concerns. My initial plan was to advance while taking out R8, but I think that might leave me over-extended. If you and Thoth are going to use the building for defense, I will step out to take a target, and then pull back to this position. We can advance as a unit next turn.
>>2086773I'm gonna move up to corner and shoot 9. If you could, try to leave a thrall or weaken a raider so I can recharge grenade.
Rolled 4 + 1 (1d10 + 1)East 5Shoot thrall 9Name: GallowsClass: MageLevel: 2Powers: Blademaster, Energy DrainWeapons: Sword, Scout RifleGear: Fire grenade, mana grenade, smart rune (sword)
Rolled 1 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2086644>Move 1N, 3NW>Alacrity: Shoot Raider 8>Move 3SE>>2086782T17 and R16 are inside the building, not clear prey for me. Good Hunting.Name: LeopardClass: HunterLevel 4>Hp 5/5>Mob 8>Armor 1Exploits: Alacrity (Split Move before/after Attack).Deflect [R] (1/2dmg from first attack per turn)Run & Gun 1/2C (Shoot after Dashing)Spell: Entropy Field (+2def vs ranged attacks)Weapons>Scout Rifle: 2Dmg, 25Rng, +1Hit>Dagger: 2Dmg, 1Melee, Backstab 2Gear>Jump Pack: Jump 10. 3/3C [A]>Battle Scanner: Scout and Detect. 20Rng, 4Area, 2/2C, [S]
>>2086644Take up overwatch in this position.Also, wow, these rolls.
>>2086644... HUH--- I lglitched out there a for a moment listening to the smell of the lasers. are we good? Everyone okay?This is one neatly executed cross-fire we're stuck in!
We all need to get some buildings clear and hold up in some good cover.
>>2086820Not exactly. Reinforcements will continue to arrive until the Battery is operational. Holding Up is asking for the Hunt to fail. We need to sweep forward. Clearing buildings and finding cover is a good way to survive the push, in that you are not wrong.
>>2086866I can handle the pushing forward. All we gotta do is blitz those switches at once. But our main force is getting torn apart without a solid place to hunker down in.
>>2086870Fox 1, Westree, Solaris, Gamma and I are on the Southwest area. Should we pull back and focus on the Northwest or should we attempt a breach?
>>2086876I'll have this building locked down and i'll start working on the computers. If you guys can get to the next computer, then we'll be able to stop any reinforcements they try to drop on us.
>>2086876Focus on the Southwest. Northwest is under control for now.
>>2086884>>2086881Roger that, Fox 1, Fox 3.
Rolled 3 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2086644Westree's world is a thick haze. Standing in smoke will do that to you, but what was really getting to Westree was getting shot three times. He fell backward, almost in a yare yare daze, his hands outstretched, looking for anything to slow his fall. Time goes in slow motion as he sees the streams of blood start to run from his body as his careens toward the ground. Luckily, he is caught by Rhino and propped up on the decrepit sculpture that served as his cover before he was, you know, shot. He hears Rhino say what Westree just knows is some cheeky comment before turning around and tearing a Scav to pieces with his LMG. "Serves the bastard right," Westree thinks to himself as his head droops onto his shoulder, the blood now pooling and swirling in his helmet.He sits there, dying, for about 10 seconds before a robot he's never seen before comes up and starts to take off Westree's hat. He tries to protest, hoping Rhino will turn around and notice this rather rude intrusion, but there is nothing he can do as the robot takes out what looks to be a comically large needle. Westree closes his eyes, wondering why the robot isn't just going to shoot him before he suddenly feels, really good?"WHOOOO WOO!"The fiery scream is heard by everyone on the battlefield, turning the heads of man, alien, and machine. "What in the River Sticks was in that thing," shouts the cowboy at Solaaris."It was just a standard medkit Mr. Westree.""Are you kiddin'? That stuff makes me feel like I could beat a Thane in a boxing match on top of an active volcano! What did they put in those things?""Just the standard amount of ultramethamphetamine sir.""Now that you mention it..." Westree looked down. The holes in his body were still wide open and blood was almost shooting out at quite an impressive rate."Oh.""The holes in your body should be fine in about a minute or so, but you'll be fine until then.""Sounds about right. Now as for you," he growls, turning his magnum toward the nearest Scav, "we have some unfinished business, don't we, pardner?">Move 1NE and shoot the Mangum (Smart Runed) at Raider 10Name: Clinch WestreeClass: HunterHealth: 5/5Mobility: 8Armor: 1/1Status: Really fucking high right nowPowers: DeadeyeWeapons: Magnum (Smart Runed), SMG (Mobility Bonus when used)Gear: Smart Rune (Magnum), Smoke GrenadeSoundtrack: https://soundcloud.com/user-774203846/a-gringo-like-me
Rolled 10 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2086644Woop.>Move 5 SW>Dash 2W>Dash Melee Raider 11>--Sword, +1 hit, +1 crit== Phaws, The Mage == Health 5 Mobility 6[Mage]>Channeler, Arcanery, Brilliance, Artillery, Energy Drain, [Gun]Sniper Rifle, Dmg 4, Range 40, no move+shoot, +1 Crit[Weapon]Sword, +1 hit, +1 Crit[Gear]Mana Grenade, +1 Dmg, +5 range, +1 aoeFlame Grenade, +1 Dmg, +5 range, +1 aoe>Smoke Grenade, +1 Dmg, +5 range, +1 aoe>MedKit, Heal 4, Range 2, C1 [S]
See? Sword lessons. I pay attention in... applied quantum kendo class. Now would you kindly topple over and die, you brute? Ugh I hate being sober, it makes the background flux too predictable. I just bet you're going to try and shank me in return, aren't you, Mr. Raider? C'mon if you think you're 'ard enough. >>2086689GOOD LAD, FOX FIVE. Excellent recovery of mission critical personnel; less able follow up on the murder swing. Nice try though!>>2086194. . . Yeah, okay Graves, I over-did it again. Sorry for cratering the ballistic defense mesh. We'll be fine! Promise. I'll leave the big gun in one piece. --||--We've got 'em on the ropes, people. Sooooort of. Next time, we ought to account for fact tha the Scavs'll be CLEVER about their line settings and stick six guys in a warehouse. Vacia, Smokes - how are we on activation? Gotta get those laser battiers warmed up, and my errant flames won't count.
>>2086644Codename: ThothClass: MageLevel: 1Powers: ArcaneryWeapons: Scout Rifle, MagnumGear: Mana Grenade, Flame GrenadeHP 2/5Movement: Southeast 3 East 9DashingThoth blinks, visions of a heavily wounded version of himself filling his mind. Then he gets hit, and then again. Fuckfuckfuck. No, keep calm. Get to better cover. Pain later."You know what I said about not getting shot? Screw that!" he glanced over to the other side of the battlefield at Westree's shout. From getting healed? "Okay, Westree, you definitely have it worse than I do. Or better? Hey Rhino, can I stay behind you next time too? Because this is really starting to hurt. Wow, I'm talking too much. Do I normally talk this much? Yes you do, Thoth, all the time. Who was that?" Thoth dope slaps himself and abruptly shuts up.
>>2086644Powers: Deadeye, DeflectWeapons: Smg, Scout RifleGear: Smoke Grenade, Smart Rune (Scout Rifle)Move N3, Shoot Thrall 9 with Scout Rifle
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>2086644Powers: Deadeye, DeflectWeapons: Smg, Scout RifleGear: Smoke Grenade, Smart Rune (Scout Rifle)Move N3, Shoot Thrall 9 with Scout Rifle
>>2086644Turn 4-3ARhino moves under the cover of smoke and guns down Thrall 14 with his LMG.Gamma primes and hurls a mana grenade, blasting Thrall 13 and wounding Raider 12.Solaris heals Westree, bringing the Hunter back to his feet, then fires at Raider 10, but misses.Durward charges to the northwest, calling inspiring words to his allies. Incited by the Knight's bravery, Vacia and Smokes, frustrated by their target's defenses, redouble their efforts and strike home, killing Thrall 16 and Raider 14.Gallows drills Thrall 9 with an accurate shot from her scout rifle.Leopard fires his rifle at Thrall 17, but misses, then ducks back into cover.Westree revives and fires at Raider 10, but the Scav takes cover behind the wall, which is getting shot up but holds out for now.Phaws strikes through the window with his blade at Raider 11, dealing 4 damage with a critical hit.Thoth, badly wounded, takes refuge in the southeast corner.Rook moves forward and shoots Thrall 17 in the head.Now processing Alien Turn 4.
>>2088632Thrall 11 hurls a grenade into the smoke, doing 1 break to Rhino and 2 damage to Solaris.Thrall 18 fires at Vacia, but misses.Thrall 19 tosses a grenade at the doorway by Durward and Smokes. The detonation does little harm to the Freelancers, but damages their armor.Thrall 21 fires at Gallows, but the shots strike cover.Raider 8, burned and wounded, retreated and took up overwatch.Raider 10 fires point-blank at Rhino, but even with the Knight's armor cracked, he takes literally no damage, laughing in the Scav's face.Raider 11 draws his sharp blade and strikes back at Phaws, but the Mage blocks the blow with his own sword.Raider 12, seeing that attacking Rhino is still pointless, turns his gun on Solaris. He strikes the Priest for 3 damage.Raider 13 moves inside and fires at Durward, but misses.Raider 16 strikes with his sword through the window at Gallows, dealing a critical blow for 4 damage!Raider 17 fires at Vacia, but misses.Raider 18 charges forward into Sigurd's line of fire, who blasts him with his LMG. The Scav staggers onward, taking up position and firing at Rook, but the Hunter ducks behind low cover, which protects him from the attack.Raider 19 dashes out and raises his gun in Gallows' direction, but a sniper bullet from Snow ends his life before he can shoot.Two drop pods crash land in the midst of the battlefield, collapsing to reveal Dawn the Priest and Myrmidon the Hunter, joining the battle as Tiger 1 and 2.Freelancer Status:Sigurd (W1): 7/7 (4)Seeker (W2): 6/6 +3 (1)Durward (W3): 6/6 (1)Gallows (W4): 2/5Smokes (F1): 4/6 Phaws (F2): 5/5Vacia (F3): 5/5 (1)Rhino (F4): 7/7 (3)Solaris (F5): 1/5Leopard (H1): 5/5 (1)Rook (H2): 5/5 (1)Westree (H3): 3/5 (1)Thoth (H4): 2/5Dawn (T1): 5/5 +1Myrmidon (T2): 5/5 (1)Alien Status:Raider 8: 1/5Raider 12: 3/5Raider 18: 3/5Freelancer Turn 4 begins now!
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>2088686"AHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAFEAR ME, LITTLE MEN">SW 2, NW 1, strike Raider 10 with Shield
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>2088692Fixing attack.>Point-blank shot & Shield Bash
>>2088692>>2088725It's basically the same action, I'll let you use the first roll.
Leopard, what you going to do?Need to assess the situation before I know what I can do. Hopefully I can get a melee kill soon.
Rolled 10 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2088686>Move 2SW 1S and Magnum Raider 10>>2088692"That's right big man! You rack 'em up..."BLAM"and I shoot 'em down!"Name: Clinch WestreeClass: HunterHealth: 5/5Mobility: 8Armor: 1/1Status: BuenoPowers: DeadeyeWeapons: Magnum (Smart Runed), SMG (Mobility Bonus when used)Gear: Smart Rune (Magnum), Smoke Grenade (Consumed)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>2088686>Name- Dawn>Class- Priest>Level- 1Health-5Mobility-6Barrier-1>Powers- Medic Protocal, Force Shield>Gear- SMG(Move 2 before/after shooting), Shield(+1 Armor)>Medkit-X2, Jump Pack(C3)First impact, the hard crunch of the ground under her pod. Then, light, gunfire, flashing explosions and the reeking stink of blood. A quick scan over vitals shows a knife-fights worth of blood shed.Target located- Codename Thoth: Multiple Gunshot wounds, borderline critical condition."The Dawn has arrived!">SE 1>E5>Fire at Thrall 20>E2>Medkit Protocol Thoth
Rolled 7 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2088686>>2088686Codename: ThothClass: MageLevel: 1Powers: ArcaneryWeapons: Scout Rifle, MagnumGear: Mana Grenade, Flame GrenadeHP 2/5Movement: 4 WestAttack: Shoot Thrall 21 with Scout RifleThoth, a little more confident that now that heat was off him, slips over to another piece of high cover, then peeked out. Perfect, two thralls near to each other. Nope, Dawn was about to shoot the one on the left. Downside, she stole his grenade doublekill. Upside, he kept the grenade for later, and he'd get healed. So instead he raised his rifle and took a quick shot at the Thrall on the left.He pulls back into cover then closes his eyes. He missed something. Gallows. "Gallows, get back into this cover with me, please. Why'd I say please?" He laughs briefly, then effects a posh accent. "Gallows, my old chum, would you be a dear and pass the salt?" He switches back to his normal voice. "Unless you've got better id-OH MY GOD THAT FEELS LIKE A THOUSAND CLOUDS JUST CARESSED ME THANK YOU!" Well, now he knew what Westree meant.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>2088686> Move N, NW(3), N> Fire LMG at Raider 17 (DMG3, Break, Destructive) DC4+2
Rolled 10 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>2088686"Sorry for the delay. Hopefully you didn't miss me too much. Let's go.">Move NE 1, E 9, S 1, to end up between the door and the raider.>Attack Raider 16 with Sword.
>>2088829>>2088686Just realized the ground is on fire."Time to test this trinket out...">change mov to 1 NE, 3 E, 1 S, and blink 6 E. Carry out the attack after that.
>>2088742I can make it to the objective now. However, I doubt my ability to hold it alone. So, come help pull down Raider 20?
>>2088913I'm weak right now and I don't think that I can help you with Raider 20. Don't want to risk it.
South East 1, East 1, South 2, West 1, Hunker down."Yes you do, Thoth, all the time." Gallows retorts as Thoth is healed, his gibbering from getting shot annoying her. Turning just in time to raked across her torso. "I'm bleeding... I'm bleeding... Oh it's stopped... I'm alive? I'M ALIVE!!"Drawing her sword, a shimmer of red energy flowing down her blade, Gallows hears the a "Shink" followed by something hitting the floor, a head rolling across the floor behind the window next to her. "OH COME ON!... Forgiveness was hungry..." She says, putting it away.Shifting to the cover with the now healed Thoth, she mumbles, as he moans pleasure, "Your welcome.", ducking her head low and pressing herself into as small a target as possible.
Rolled 7 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2088686And here I am, trying to beat a raider to death with my own bare hands because he keeps blocking my sword. This doesn't happen when I'm drunk, and that really is the best argument can make for a very high blood alcohol percentage. Now I see we're bound blade to bladeHave you consideredPOMMELSTRIKE>Slice Raider 11
Rolled 9 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2088686>Throw Scanner 17N 2E>Move 6N>Shoot Raider 20"Snow, will you help clear the trail?"Name: LeopardClass: HunterLevel 4>Hp 5/5>Mob 8>Armor 1Exploits: Alacrity (Split Move before/after Attack).Deflect [R] (1/2dmg from first attack per turn)Run & Gun 1/2C (Shoot after Dashing)Spell: Entropy Field (+2def vs ranged attacks)Weapons>Scout Rifle: 2Dmg, 25Rng, +1Hit>Dagger: 2Dmg, 1Melee, Backstab 2Gear>Jump Pack: Jump 10. 3/3C [A]>Battle Scanner: Scout and Detect. 20Rng, 4Area, 1/2C, [S]
>>2088979YES. FINALLY. GOOD. AND NOW FOR THE REST ---- oh--- hang on- I feel a little--- wooooah>-Energy Drain [Recharge Mana Grenade]... oh yeah. Oh /yeah/.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>2088686E3, NE5, Blink E3. Fire at Raider 8 through the window.Code Name: SmokesClassification: HunterLevel: 4HP: 5/6BAR: 0/2ARM: 0/1MOB: 8Equipment-Greatsword: +1 Hit, Dmg 5, Arc 1, PiercingAuto Rifle: Dmg 3, Range 20, +1 Crit RangeIron Rune: Ignore armor with one weapon. GreatswordPlated Vest: +1 HealthExploits-Blink[S]: Teleport up to Mobility-2. 3 Charges.Blademaster: +1 Hit and Damage with melee weaponsDeflect[R]- Take half damage from an attack before armor that hits you.Sacred Vestiment: +2 Barrier
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>2086688Heal Solaris.Shoot Raider 13Name: GammaClass: MageWeapons-Assault Rifle: Dmg 3, Range 20. +1 Crit RangeShield: Armor +1. When you hit an adjacent enemy, you may push them 1, then move 1 into their former space.Gear-Mana Grenade x2: Dmg 3, Break 1, autohit. Range 15, Area 1, Destructive. ActionMedkit x1: Heal 4, Range 2. SwiftSpells-Channeler: +1 grenade Slot, +5 grenade range, +1 grenade areaBrilliance: +1 grenade dmg
>>2088913I'll take care of the Objective. You're a good shot, so take care of those weakened enemies.
>>2088686Name: VaciaCodename: UmbralClass: HunterLevel: 2Ability: Phantom, SwordmasterWeapons: Sniper Rifle and SwordGear: Medkit and Iron Rune (Sword)(Okay, i'm not too sure how i'm supposed to get to the third floor from here, so if my directions are incorrect, if it's within my mobility can you make me next to the objective?)SE 1 S1 SW 1 W2 N 5 SW 1 W 1 Climb up ladder, Activate computerAs she swung her sword down, she could have sworn she was about to miss, but then she heard the chant of Duward and her sword changes direction and strikes true. As the thrall falls, she reaches down and pulls more tags from his throat and begins running out of the room to the levels above, hearing the cracks of energy sling past her head. Once she makes it above, she begins to fiddle with the computer, hoping these golden age computer weren't too difficult to mess around with."I'm starting up one of the computers now, if someone can make a break for the other one we can get this mission done a lot earlier than expected!"
"Cayde here and ready to kick some alien rears"Name: CaydeLevel: 2Class: HunterPowers:1 Blade Master2 Wired ReflexesWeapons1 Shotgun2 SwordGear1 Smart Rune on sword2 MedkitPS: Hey Raven I was wondering would dual wield weapons be a possibility?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>2088686Name: SolaarisClass: Priest> Medkit Protocol: +1 Medkit Slot, +8 Medkit RangeLevel: 1> HP: 1/5> BAR: 0/1> ARM: 0/0> MOB: 6Prayers:> Oracle Protocol (S) [C1]: See through obstacles and reveal hidden enemies within 10 spaces. [Charges Left: 1]Weapons:> Magnum: 3 Damage, 10 Range, +1 Crit Range, +1 Crit Damage.> Greatsword: 4 Damage, 1 ArcGear:> Medkit (S) [C1]: Heal 4, Range 2 (+8 Medkit Protocol) [Charges Left: 1]> Smoke Grenade (A) [C1]: 10 Range, 1 Area, +2 Defence, Blocks Overwatch for 2 turns.*R2-D2 noises*Solaaris saw the bullets coming through the now dissipating cloud of smoke and entering into its frame. Connections were severed and wires were ripped out of their sockets, it had just gotten used to this new body too...>>2088994Solaaris heard a noise come from behind it and a flash of light, it was Gamma to the rescue.Then it heard small faint tapping noises coming from all over its body and suddenly it could move its hips and shoulders again.this is basically robot ecstasy..."Thank you Gamma for your help, it is very kind of you."Solaaris stood up and patted himself down only to find an unregistered, slightly bashed Medkit was hanging from it."Gam..."Solaaris stopped itself from saying anything more, it was probably for the best that Gamma wasn't notified of this discovery.Solaaris would return the favour someday.Triangulating where the bullets came from, Solaaris determined that the best strategy would be to violently retaliate with lethal force on incoming threats:> W4> Magnum -> Raider 12This was strangely appealing... revenge? No, just the best course of action.fuck you raider 12
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>2088686Step 1 W and fire at Raider 18
>>2088686>>2089147Can I redo for:>Dash: W7, SW1 then Greatsword Raider 12
>>2088686Disregard that idea>>2088993The objective is in sight, going for that.E3, NE5. Blink NE6. E5, S1, E2. Activate the terminal.
>>2089256Allowing this because you didn't know the dash rules.>>2089281Allowing this because I messed up your position and you should be full health.Please don't take redos for granted though people, I really should be banning them completely, so don't abuse them.
>>2081985Movement rules question: Jumping and Standing Up both reference using half your mobility. Is that Base Mobility, or Current Mobility?
>>2088686Rhino and Westree slam jam Raider 10 for 9 damage between them.Dawn heals Thoth and guns down Thrall 20, staying mobile with her SMG.Thoth blasts Thrall 21 with his scout rifle.Durward fires at Raider 17. The shots don't land, but the volume of fire from his LMG destroys the wall the Raider cowered behind.Myrmidon blinks through the flames, into the eastern building, and swings her blade, decapitating Raider 16 in one blow.Phaws strikes down the wounded Raider 11, feeling the Scav's magical energy flow along the blade and into himself, reinvigorating him and charging up one of his grenades.Leopard throws a Battle Scanner, showing that no ambush awaits in the northern building. He fires his scout rifle at Raider 20, dealing 1 damage.Gamma heals Solaris, then fires at Raider 13, but the shots strike cover.A healed Solaris charges forth and cuts down Raider 12 with his greatsword.Smokes dashes and blinks to the east, bypassing the Scav line to activate the second control console.Sigurd steps forward and finishes off Raider 12 with another burst from his LMG.Vacia climbs to the top of the northwest tower, while Smokes blinks through the battlefield to the northeast building. Both of them jack into the control consoles and upload the program everyone was given before rolling out.The huge artillery battery, encrusted in moss and vines, slowly starts to revive. It clanks and hums, green lights playing along its sides in sequence."Good job, fellas," Graves says. "The gun is comin' back to life. Now just keep those consoles protected while it warms up. Been shut down here a few hundred years or so, so it might take a few minutes. Once it's on, that big boy will keep the Scav reinforcements off your back, but it looks like the first wave of troops get there first. Hunker down and prep for Scav dropships, incoming!"Now processing Alien Turn 4.
>>2089575Thrall 11 panics as his Raider commanders are killed, and retreats to the back of the room.Thrall 18 vaults through the window and flanks Durward, striking with his laser pistol for 1 damage.Thrall 19 fires at Gamma, but misses.Raider 8 steps out from cover and eats a headshot from Snow.Raider 15 blinks to the top level of the building appearing right next to Vacia in a flash of lightning. He swings his blade and deals a critical hit for 3 damage!Raider 17 runs through the shredded wall and shoots at Durward, scoring a headshot for 3 damage!Raider 20 shoots Leopard for 2 damage.Three Scav dropships are inbound to this position!Freelancer Status:Sigurd (W1): 7/7 (4)Seeker (W2): 6/6 +3 (1)Durward (W3): 2/6 (1)Gallows (W4): 2/5Smokes (F1): 5/6 (1)Phaws (F2): 5/5Vacia (F3): 2/5 (1)Rhino (F4): 7/7 (3)Solaris (F5): 5/5Leopard (H1): 5/5 (1)Rook (H2): 5/5 (1)Westree (H3): 3/5 (1)Thoth (H4): 5/5Dawn (T1): 5/5 +1Myrmidon (T2): 5/5 (1)Freelancer Turn 5 begins now!
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>2089604Name: VaciaCodename: UmbralClass: HunterLevel: 2Ability: Phantom, SwordmasterWeapons: Sniper Rifle and SwordGear: Medkit and Iron Rune (Sword)Slash Raider 15 with sword Vacia frowns, her blood beginning to soak the inside of her clothes. Fucker, does he really think he can match her blade skills?
>>2089604"Westree, we need to help out Fox One and Fox Three!">W 1, NW 1, N 3>Jump NE 7, N 1
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>2089604It's not enough!> Swift Action: Medkit +4> Move N(7), E(2), S> Swing Greatsword, Raider 17NAME: DurwardCLASS: KnightDISCIPLINES:- Rally (S): Allies gain +1 hit and defence this turn. C2WEAPONS:- Light Machinegun: Damage 3, Range 20 / Break 1, Destructive- Greatsword: Damage 4, Arc 1EQUIPMENT:- None
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>2089604>>2089624"I hear ya loud and clear, hombre! Get a move on!">Move 2NE, 6N and shoot Thrall 18 with the SMG.>Shift 2NWName: Clinch WestreeClass: HunterHealth: 3/5Mobility: 8Armor: 1/1Status: BuenoPowers: DeadeyeWeapons: Magnum (Smart Runed), SMG (Mobility Bonus when used)Gear: Smart Rune (Magnum), Smoke Grenade (Consumed)
>>2089604Correction, Leopard deflects Raider 20's shots. He takes only 1 damage.
Rolled 5 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>2089604"Not gonna lie, I missed being out here in the field while I was out. Blades meeting alien flesh will never grow tiresome for me.">Blink 5 NE, 1 N changing elevation to the roof of the building. >Move 5 N and slash the raider with the sword.
>>2089604Codename: ThothClass: MageLevel: 1Powers: ArcaneryWeapons: Scout Rifle, MagnumGear: Mana Grenade, Flame GrenadeHP 5/5Movement: 3 Westree 1 SouthwestreeAttack: Fire Grenade 2 Northwestree 4 WestreeThoth silently cheered for himself at his ability to not miss, then watched with satisfaction as the laser battery slowly began to come online."Alright! Nobody died!" Yet. There was still the dropships. That was important. He scooted over to a piece of cover, then reconsidered as he noticed a dropship peeling north, which would flank him. "Oh screw you, scavs! Just for that..." He repositioned and primed a fire grenade, holding it for a second while he guesstimated, then threw it square into the middle of the drop zone. "I fell into a birning ring of fire. I went down, down, down, and the flames rose higher," he sang to himself quietly, in an odd tone, before chuckling morbidly, the contrast to his normal cheery, chatty self making the sound a little disturbing. Oh, shit, he didn't mute himself for that. Whoops.
West 2, north west 3, west 1.Overwatch."I need healing." Gallows says, planting herself next to the priest, Dawn was it. As the red targeting marker of the scav dropship glimmered behind them, she turns to Priest, a look of confusion on her face, although covered by her helmet. "You got a plan?"
Rolled 9 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2089575SW4, W3, SW1. Fire at Raider 8
>>2089684Just posting my profile since I myself often forget the damage and armor pierce bonuses I get:>NameMyrmidon>ClassHunter>PowersBlademaster (+1 Damage and hit with melee weapons)Deflect (First time you get hit each turn, take half-damage)Blink (Teleport up to 6 spaces ignoring cover or any other obstacles. 3 charges, swift action)>WeaponsSword (3 dmg, melee 1, +1 hit and crit range), Dagger (dmg 2, melee 1, +2 dmg on backstab)>GearMedkit (Range 2, Heal 4, swift action, 1 charge) Iron Rune Sword (Add piercing to one weapon, ignoring armor)Hp: 5Mov: 8Armor: +1
>>2089693I really jumped the gun there. OWing.
>>2089604>Name- Dawn>Class- Priest>Level- 1Health-5Mobility-6Barrier-1>Powers- Medic Protocal, Force Shield>Gear- SMG(Move 2 before/after shooting), Shield(+1 Armor)>Medkit-X1, Jump Pack(C3)More indicators flash inside Dawn's visor, semi critical condition on several squad members. All are too far to reach but one, a Mage designated "Gallows".Before a request can be placed the very same mage plants themselves beside Dawn."Excellent, please be still a moment Im a little nervous." A long hypodermic needle stabs out from Dawn's gauntlet and into the neck of the mage a little off its mark. With a minimal amount of turning and adjusting the needle inside it finally pumps its lifegiving payload."Sorry, its my first time.">Medkit for Gallows>Overwatch
>>2089604Reply to this post to reinforce the battle via the Man Cannon!>>2089027"Roger that Cayde, prepare to load up."
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>2089604Move Northwest 1. Move North 1. Fire back at Thrall 19.Name: GammaClass: MageWeapons-Assault Rifle: Dmg 3, Range 20. +1 Crit RangeShield: Armor +1. When you hit an adjacent enemy, you may push them 1, then move 1 into their former space.Gear-Mana Grenade x2: Dmg 3, Break 1, autohit. Range 15, Area 1, Destructive. ActionMedkit x1: Heal 4, Range 2. SwiftSpells-Channeler: +1 grenade Slot, +5 grenade range, +1 grenade areaBrilliance: +1 grenade dmg
>>2089604SE 1, E1, OverwatchSigurd begins blasting this over his body speakers: https://youtu.be/5k3casyhOis
>>2089604HEY GRAVESDID THEY FIX THAT "Can't overwatch grenades" bug in the suits yet?Because I'd really like to overwatch a grenade.On this dropship.
Once my area is clear I'm gonna be moving to the most crowded location. I suggest those in the Southwest start a sweep directly North.
>>2089791"Roger that Fox One, Westree and I were already on our way, over."
>>2089820Don't stand on top of each other rookies.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>2089604Name: SolaarisClass: Priest> Medkit Protocol: +1 Medkit Slot, +8 Medkit RangeLevel: 1> HP: 1/5> BAR: 0/1> ARM: 0/0> MOB: 6Prayers:> Oracle Protocol (S) [C1]: See through obstacles and reveal hidden enemies within 10 spaces. [Charges Left: 1]Weapons:> Magnum: 3 Damage, 10 Range, +1 Crit Range, +1 Crit Damage.> Greatsword: 4 Damage, 1 ArcGear:> Medkit (S) [C1]: Heal 4, Range 2 (+8 Medkit Protocol) [Charges Left: 1]> Smoke Grenade (A) [C1]: 10 Range, 1 Area, +2 Defence, Blocks Overwatch for 2 turns.kill_count += 1 run_script(dash(["NE4", "N7"]), melee_attack("Thrall", 18))Solaaris crossed his fingers.The algorithm was there but in the real world, things don't always go according to plan...
>>2089604>>2089975If possible, I'd like to Medkit Vacia from where I am. I have one left and +8 range on healing.
>>2090055Sure, I'll say you can use the Priest's medkit ability without a direct line of sight, as long as you're not blocked off entirely.
>>2089604Welll, great. I've been succesfully outmanevoured by a bunch of scavengers with no sense of artistic integrity and no understanding of aesthetics. And because /I/ had the gaudy temerity to use a sniper rifle, I am stuck here in the middle of nowhere. >Overwatch Grenade E (Artillery)>--This still not a thing? If so: >Overwatch E, Sniper Rifle
>>2089757>>2090095(Grenade overwatch for Mages is probably a new power in the next update.)
>>2090100Hu-rray. I have a vote - Offense!This alllllmoooost makes being stone cold sober for this entire op worth it, Captain.
>>2089604A Freelancer gifted in decryption might "accidentally" intercept their officers' communication."Graves. Report.""The boys are slugging it out, Captain. Scav garrison is putting up a heavier fight than anticipated." Graves sounds less than happy.Snow says quietly, "Something to say to me, Graves?""It was your intel that said we'd face light resistsance.""This IS light resistance." A rifle crack is audible over the comms."Scavs are unpredictable," the Captain says. "We all know that. What's the situation?""The big gun is on, but it's still warming up," says Graves. "The first wave of Scav drops are coming in before then. We're digging in now." The commander hesitates. "Captain, are you sure--""Now's not the time, Graves. We can discuss it later. For now, see to your troops." The line clicks off."Gonna get your hands dirty today, Graves?" asks Snow."I only go in when things turn dire," he says. "Captain's orders.""Teacher's pet," she teases gently, and fires off another shot.
Also my vote Relic-DefenseScrap-Utility Scrap-Guns
>>2089604>Move 1N>Overwatch"No viable prey located. I hunger for more."Name: LeopardClass: HunterLevel 4>Hp 4/5>Mob 8>Armor 1Exploits: Alacrity (Split Move before/after Attack).Deflect [R] (1/2dmg from first attack per turn)Run & Gun 1/2C (Shoot after Dashing)Spell: Entropy Field (+2def vs ranged attacks)Weapons>Scout Rifle: 2Dmg, 25Rng, +1Hit>Dagger: 2Dmg, 1Melee, Backstab 2Gear>Jump Pack: Jump 10. 3/3C [A]>Battle Scanner: Scout and Detect. 20Rng, 4Area, 1/2C, [S]>>2089680So, deflect rounds up? Good to know.
>>2090939It reduces the damage to 2, which is then reduced to 1 by your armor.
I'm going to have to quit for now, it's getting too late to stay up for much longer. I'll be back but it'll be later tomorrow. Can somebody play for me until I get back, if not then is it okay to say, have my character somehow knock himself out on the landing or something like that if another turn or two passes?
>>2089604Freelancers Turn 5:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqfHuaHvaT4Vacia engages Raider 15 in a battle of blades, and the Scav is all too willing to test his mettle against her skill. Her sword slips past his guard and strikes for 4 damage.Rhino activates his jump jets and blasts off , landing so hard he cracks the ground.Durward heals himself, grateful for his foresight in bringing not one but two medkits. He swings his massive greatsword at Raider 17, dealing heavy damage, but the Scav clung to life.Westree guns down Thrall 18 with his SMG, moving north.Myrmidon blinks up to the roof and charges Raider 20, slashing him with her blade. She was able to kill him due to the wound dealt earlier by Leopard.Thoth sings to himself as he sets off an incendiary grenade under the marked landing site of an incoming Scav dropship. "Looks like those scavs will get a "warm welcome" eh?" Graves says, and laughs heartily. You hear Snow groan.Gamma nails Thrall 19 with a three-round burst to the head from his auto rifle.Solaris runs north and sends forth his medical drone to heal Vacia.Gallows, Smokes, Phaws and Leopard all take up overwatch in anticipation of the landing Scav reinforcements. After healing Gallows, Dawn does as well. The south wall of the Laser Battery building, after being pummeled by multiple grenades and set on fire, finally succumbs and collapses, providing Sigurd a convenient line of sight to the southern landing site.Now processing Alien Turn 5.
>>2091153Thrall 11 continues to cower.The only surviving Scav defender in fighting condition, Raider 17 strikes with his blade at Durward, scoring a hit for 2 damage.Three Scav dropships streak down through the rain from the darkened sky, and hover low over the battlefield. Scav warriors leap out, their guns and blades ready, eager to join the fray and bloody their weapons on Freelancer corpses. They are greeted by a hail of overwatch fire, in which Gamma, Phaws, Smokes, Sigurd, Leopard and Snow all pick off a Thrall in the initial wave. The Scavs are trained to shield their more important troops with the lesser, however, and the Raiders make it to the ground unharmed, along with something else. Something more.A new type of Scav is here. Hulking giants who land from the dropships with heavy force, cracking the ground under their feet. Firelight from the lingering flames glints off the rain-soaked metal of their scaled armor, sculpted in draconic forms in homage of the Scavs' masters. Each carries a long-handled axe with a rune-carved blade, sure to impact with devastating blows. The new warriors have landed in pairs, one in each sector of the battlefield. They let out savage roars, their reptilian bellows resounding over the chaos of noise, and begin their advance, taunting the Freelancers in their alien speech as they move forward."Goddamn I haven't seen a Brute for a long time," Graves says. "Those bastards can be seriously tough. Also, I don't think I need to tell you, but watch out for those axes. They pack a wallop. From these readings it looks like the gun is booting up soon, so keep it steady out there and hold on!"A new enemy has joined the fray: Scav Brute. (8 HP, 1 Armor)Cayde slams to the ground in a drop pod as Tiger 3, perhaps regretting having joined the battlefield at this particular moment in time.Freelancer Status:Sigurd (W1): 7/7 (4)Durward (W3): 4/6 (1)Gallows (W4): 5/5Smokes (F1): 5/6 (1)Phaws (F2): 5/5Vacia (F3): 5/5 (1)Rhino (F4): 7/7 (3)Solaris (F5): 5/5Leopard (H1): 4/5 (1)Westree (H3): 3/5 (1)Thoth (H4): 5/5Dawn (T1): 5/5 +1 (1)Myrmidon (T2): 5/5 (1)Cayde (T3): 5/5 (1)Glitched:Seeker (W2): 6/6 +3 (1)Rook (H2): 5/5 (1)Alien Status:Raider 17: 2/5 (1)Freelancer Turn 6 begins now!
>>2091143I'm updating on a 12-hour schedule for this thread, so if you can get in your turn in the next 11 hours it's fine. If not, your character will hunker down until you're available.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>2091208>Jump to roof>W 1, N 2Fire at Brute 1.
Rolled 8 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2091208W1, S2, SE2, Slash Brute 5.Leopard, join us down here with that knife of yours.
Rolled 7 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>2091208>>2091290>>2090939"A dance of blades, huh? I hope you two can keep up." >Move 3 NW, 5 W, 1 NW and slash Brute 6"Leopard! With Smokes! That Brute is weakened, and I can handle this one for now."
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>2091208DurwardKnightLevel 1RallyLight MachinegunGreatswordMedkit x0> Move NW, SW, W(3)> Fire LMG at Raider 17
Rolled 7 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2091208"Am I still high on the Devil's medkit, or did Graves not say 'light resistance' when we went out for this?" Westree questioned the comms channel. "Aww hell, I guess it doesn't matter. Now I just get to test my mettle against these hulking bastards!""Hey Rhino! See the one with my bullet in his face? He looks a little like you!">Move 3E, 1NE, 2N (climbing the cover), 2SW (now on the roof) and shoot Brute 1 with the Magnum.>>2089710"Hey Gamma! I'm gonna need you to scoot yourself East by Northeast and be ready to finish off Brute 1 if Vacia and I can't do it, understand?"
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>2089604Move Northwest 1, North 3, Northeast 2. Fire on Brute 1Name: GammaClass: MageWeapons-Assault Rifle: Dmg 3, Range 20. +1 Crit RangeShield: Armor +1. When you hit an adjacent enemy, you may push them 1, then move 1 into their former space.Gear-Mana Grenade x2: Dmg 3, Break 1, autohit. Range 15, Area 1, Destructive. ActionMedkit x1: Heal 4, Range 2. SwiftSpells-Channeler: +1 grenade Slot, +5 grenade range, +1 grenade areaBrilliance: +1 grenade dmg
>>2091208Codename: ThothClass: MageLevel: 1Powers: ArcaneryWeapons: Scout Rifle, MagnumGear: Mana GrenadeHP 5/5Movement: 4 E 1 NEAttack: Mana Grenade 3 Northwestree 6 WestreeThoth laughed along with Graves, but the laugh died at the sight of their new opponents. That was going to be... an interesting fight."They're big guys. For us. I wonder if they have any bigger troops, like a giant or something." He pauses for a second. "Actually I don't want to know. Commander Graves, about that warm welcome... can we skip shaking their hands? I think they'd crush my hand. And then me."Thoth backed up quickly, not particularly feeling like getting hit by something that large. He cast a glance at Dawn and Gallows, then focused in on the Thrall and the Raider in the backdrop. He had to get some cover between him and them. So he switched course and moved for the high cover, making sure to still be backpedaling away from the Brutes.Thoth produces his last mana grenade. Better make it a good one. "Let's play a game!" he calls to the Brutes, not sure if they even understood him, going off that alien-sounding chatter. He primes the grenade. "It's called 'Catch'! Hot tip, keep your eye on the grenade!" He lobs the charged grenade, now glowing an intense blue, in a soaring arc over the head of the first Brute and coming clean down between the two Brutes. Maybe after they were softened up a bit, they'd die a bit easier. Thoth unconsciously stroked the hand cannon on his hip, as yet unfired in this battle. Yes, these would be a good target.
>>2091208>>Name- Dawn>>Class- Priest>>Level- 1>Health-5>Mobility-6>Barrier-1>>Powers- Medic Protocal, Force Shield>>Gear- SMG(Move 2 before/after shooting), Shield(+1 Armor)>>Medkit-X0, Jump Pack(C3)The sight of the huge Brutes is enough to put Dawn's heart to racing. One look at those huge warriors is enough to remind her that she lacks any REAL way of bringing them down."Gallows, Thoth its been a pleasure and I hope you the best but Im just gonna~" She turns, dashes around the cover and kicks on her jetpack, sailing through the air.>NE 1>N5>Jetpack>NE 6>N 3
Rolled 3 + 3 (1d10 + 3)West 1, North 10, Slash at Thrall 30.Roll is to check for crit...The jab to the neck was painful at first, until the slow flood of healing goodness flowed into her. "I see what you mean there Thoth." The Enemies dropped as she level her gun, but the slight delirium that hung from the healing hazed her vision, and her shot went wide. The two heavy Brutes that dropped sent shivers down her spine, but as her heart beat increased, the world slowed down for her.As shifting her head back and forth, she spotted the lone thrall, preparing himself to fire on anyone and anything. Before she new it, she was dashing, and sprinting, Forgiveness sitting comfortably in her hand. The Thrall raised his gun in surprise, trying to block her attack, but her blade sunk into his shin, bringing him to one knee. As stared back at his attacker, the bright red glow of her energy pulsated from her visor. "SUBMIT!!!" screamed Gallows in her mind, her hand out stretched, leeching the memories and life force from the thrall. As he emptied, Gallows jammed her blade through its skull, before pulling it out and decapitating it. "May you rest..."Name: GallowsClass: MageLevel: 2Powers: Blademaster, Energy DrainWeapons: Sword, Scout RifleGear: Fire grenade, mana grenade, smart rune (sword)
"PHAAAAWS," Westree shouted over the ongoing din of battle, "WE COULD USE SOME OF YER RATHER ... EXPLOSIVE INSIGHT UP HERE!" Westree stopped and thought for a second. This was Phaws he was dealing with, he had to be little more, convincing. "THERE'LL BE FREE DRINKS BACK AT BASE FOR YA IF YOU HELP A BROTHER OUT! I'M SURE GAMMA HERE WILL EVEN LET YOU TRY A MEDKIT OR TWO!"Westree could only hope the Mage would hear him in time."You don't have to scream you know. We have comms for a reason.""Thanks Rhino. Thanks," replied Westree, his cheeks going redder than the Fox squad logo.Not to be a backseat Freelancer here, but you could also kill brute 3 in this turn.
Also, recharge Mana grenade.
>>2091412WHATWHAT WAS THATWHAT?I CAN-- I CAN'T HEAR YOU! THE SOUND OF ALL THIS METAL VIBRATING
>>2091593I HEARD THE PART ABOUT FREE DRINKS THOUGH. THAT ONE WAS PRETTY CLEAR. ON MY WAY.
>>2091208>move 2NW, 2N, 2NW>Grenade + Channeller + Brilliance - Managrenade 6N (Brute 2)>2 AoE, Break 1, Dmg 2, Destructive.>Can I airburst it to hit all 4 targets?Phaws slung the sniper rifle over their shoulder and combat rolled through the battered door. Not strictly necessary, but when you could come up with a spent magnum magazine in your hand it was all worth it for the moment when you reached through and squeezed at physics until the metal bent, the molecules roiled and everything got oh-so-shiny.Phaws slammed against the north facing wall, elbowed the door open with the momentum and bit down the urge to laugh."HEY""MIX THIS"Phaws threw the managrenade, searing after-image soaring across the gap between the door and four reptilian invaders and then Phaws froze."Wait. No. Not... Drinks are served?Last call?erherhOh oh oh DRINKS ARE ON DELPHI-- yeah! YEAH. WaitIshouldbeincover"== Phaws, The Mage == Health 5 Mobility 6[Mage]>Channeler, Arcanery, Brilliance, Artillery, Energy Drain, [Gun]Sniper Rifle, Dmg 4, Range 40, no move+shoot, +1 Crit[Weapon]Sword, +1 hit, +1 Crit[Gear]Mana Grenade, +1 Dmg, +5 range, +1 aoeFlame Grenade, +1 Dmg, +5 range, +1 aoe>Smoke Grenade, +1 Dmg, +5 range, +1 aoe>MedKit, Heal 4, Range 2, C1 [S]>Raiders 3>Thralls 1
Rolled 7 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>2091208Name: VaciaCodename: UmbralClass: HunterLevel: 2Ability: Phantom, SwordmasterWeapons: Sniper Rifle and SwordGear: Medkit and Iron Rune (Sword)Vacia slices at Raider 13 once more.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>2091610Wait, what am I doing. This isn't /that/ reality where my grenades require line of sight. That's the OTHER one where my face gets torn off by bugs two years from now.>DISREGARD THIS, please if possible!>>2091208>Managrenade 12N, 4W>-- 3 damage, Break 1, Destructive, Area 2>--Artillery>Sniper Rifle: Take out Brute 3
>>2091656Ah but this IS the reality where I can't aim to save my soddin' life and the quantum thread where I have to be /sober/ so I can feel every shot I take. Great. I wish I woke up in the world where I couldn't hear nails.
>>2091648"Rach vier rach zon rtial? Yishek progued ta fret!"[You thought you equal me in skill? I am best of sharp!]Considering the look of confusion on the Raider, Vacia assumed she fucked up one of the words. "Fuck... uh, no fret is sharp, uh what the fuck is sword?" She asks no one in particular, quickly moving up to impale her sword in the Raider's chest, pushing him off with her foot, quickly pulling his tag from his neck. She pauses for a moment, then reaches down and picks up the Raider's sword, quickly ripping off this belt to sheath the sword. She'd love another trophy. "Fuck, that's gonna bother me all day, I gotta know." The Hunter quickly peeks over the side, waving one of the brutes down. "Yerd, trot bjert! Dwer rach derg zon tret syet xet herw?"[Hey, big guy! Can you tell me what this is called?] Vacia quickly points to her sword, making sure to have whipped of his friends blood before hand.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>2091208Solaaris looked at the thrall's body as it slumped to the ground before it had a chance to hit it. Maybe its calculations were slightly off...Solaaris looked behind itself, and saw a massive hulking behemoth of a Scav drop down from a drop ship with a terrible thud. This was definitely a section of the battlefield to avoid.As it continued running, Solaaris prepped its Greatsword to meet with the raider that was terrorising Durward."I have come to your aid! Stand back, Durward!"Solaaris hoped he'd be grateful about this.>Dash: N9, NE1 > Greatsword -> Raider 17
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>2091208>Activate Run&Gun>Dash 6North, 9West>Backstab Brute 5>>2091253>>2091290"Over exposed, but not unpleasant. This is a fine Hunt."Name: LeopardClass: HunterLevel 4>Hp 5/5>Mob 8>Armor 1Exploits: Alacrity (Split Move before/after Attack).Deflect [R] (1/2dmg from first attack per turn)Run & Gun 0/2C (Shoot after Dashing)Spell: Entropy Field (+2def vs ranged attacks)Weapons>Scout Rifle: 2Dmg, 25Rng, +1Hit>Dagger: 2Dmg, 1Melee, Backstab 2Gear>Jump Pack: Jump 10. 3/3C [A]>Battle Scanner: Scout and Detect. 20Rng, 4Area, 1/2C, [S]
>>2091253(Whoops, that was supposed to be for Myrmidon)>>2091309
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>2091208Back up on Brute 3 needed now.Fire on him
>>2091744No need for Run&Gun there.
>>2091208Freelancers Turn 6:Rhino climbs to the roof and fires down at Brute 1, but misses.Smokes and Myrmidon are unafraid to meet Brute 5 and 6 in melee combat, their skillful blades clashing with the giant Scavs' mighty axes. They deal 5 and 4 damage.Durward fires at Raider 17, but misses.Westree climbs alongside Rhino and blasts Brute 1 with his magnum for 2 damage.Gamma fires an accurate burst from his auto rifle into Brute 1's skull, dealing a critical hit for 3 damage.Thoth lands a mana grenade on Brute 3 and 4, dealing 1 damage and breaking their armor.Dawn retreats via rocket pack.Gallows dashes forward and slashes Thrall 30, killing it and gaining an Energy Drain charge.Vacia experiments with her somewhat questionable Scav language skills as she finishes off Raider 13.Phaws hurls a mana grenade into the western group of Scav reinforcements, devastating them with an eruption of arcane power. He fires at Brute 3, but misses.Leopard dashes into the fray. He leaps onto Brute 5's back and plunges his dagger into a vulnerable spot, and the giant Scav collapses, the ground shaking as he lands.Sigurd fires at Brute 3, but misses.Now processing Alien Turn 6.
>>2091915Brutes 1 and 2 blink onto the high ground, laughing at Rhino and Westree's surprise. They stride forward, and Westree barely dodges a swipe from Brute 2's axe. Brute 1 is savagely wounded, blue blood streaming from cracks in his armor, but he still advances on Rhino, laughing and taunting him in Scav. He swings his axe and lands a critical blow on Rhino, dealing 1 damage and breaking 2 armor.Brute 3 and 4 are both still burning from Thoth's grenade. Trailing flame, they charge Sigurd with a war cry. Sigurd blocks the first blow, but Brute 4's axe strikes home, biting deep into the Knight's armor for 2 break.Brute 6 swings his axe at Myrmidon, but the agile Hunter evades.Thrall 26 shoots at Phaws and hits for 2 damage.Raider 17 strikes at Solaris, but misses.Raider 21 fires at Gamma, but misses.Raider 22 shoots up at Westree and hits for 2 damage.Raider 24 runs forward for a better firing angle, but eats a headshot from Snow.Raider 26 fires at Phaws, but misses."Ah shit," Graves says. "We got another set of ships coming in, boys. The big gun is almost ready to go, though." You glance towards the laser battery and see the arrays of long-range anti-air lasers lit up in green, swiveling, extending and retracting as their targeting calibrates. In the darkened sky, the engine blasts of Scav dropships are visible as another wave of reinforcements approach."Is it going to be ready in time or not, Graves?" Snow says."Uhh -- well, it's gonna be a close shave. Almost there.""Graves?!""Almost there--"Freelancer Status:Sigurd (W1): 7/7 (2)Durward (W3): 4/6 (1)Gallows (W4): 5/5Smokes (F1): 5/6 (1)Phaws (F2): 3/5Vacia (F3): 5/5 (1)Rhino (F4): 6/7 (1)Solaris (F5): 5/5Leopard (H1): 4/5 (1)Westree (H3): 1/5 (1)Thoth (H4): 5/5Dawn (T1): 5/5 +1 (1)Myrmidon (T2): 5/5 (1)Cayde (T3): 5/5 (1)Freelancer Turn 7 begins now!
Rolled 8 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2091951Dash S4, SW3, W3. Slash at both Brutes.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>2091951SW 2>Point-Blank Raider 2, Shield Bash
>>2091951Brute 1: 1/8Brute 2: 6/8Brute 3: 5/8Brute 4: 5/8Brute 6: 4/8
>>2091958>Brute 2, my mistake
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>2091951Name: VaciaCodename: UmbralClass: HunterLevel: 2Ability: Phantom, SwordmasterWeapons: Sniper Rifle and SwordGear: Medkit and Iron Rune (Sword)Vacia frowns from the inside of her helmet. Looks like the brutes were too busy to answer, she was sure she could find something around this base after they were done. Hell, they might have a Scav to English dictionary back at HQ. Regardless, she removes the siper rifle from her back and crouches on the rooftop. She adjusts the scope, finds a target, then fires. Vacia fires at Thrall 26
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>2091951Codename: ThothClass: MageLevel: 1Powers: ArcaneryWeapons: Scout Rifle, MagnumGear: No more :(HP 5/5Movement: 1 West 3 Northwest 1 NorthAttack: Shoot Raider 23 with MagnumTo Thoth's equal surprise and relief, the Brutes didn't pay him any mind, instead charging off to attack Sigurd, who weathered their assault far better than Thoth himself ever could've. Thoth advanced to take a shot at them, pulling the magnum out of its holster and spinning the barrel confidently, when Smokes came in and cleared house with the both of them, coming from what seemed like out of nowhere. Well, what no-RAIDER. This would suffice as a target. "Nice one, Smokes. Carved through them like a hot knife through wheat in a field!" No that's not the right phrase. Eh. Thoth shrugs and settles the sights of his magnum on the Raider. "I don't have a one-liner, so just die please."
>>2091951"Not bad at all guys, I can handle this one.">Slash Brute 6 with sword again.
>>2091951Messed up roll.
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>2092014Sigh.
>>2091951Unload into Brute 3 at point blank
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>2091951Move North 1, East 2. Shoot Brute 1."Come and get me."Name: GammaClass: MageWeapons-Assault Rifle: Dmg 3, Range 20. +1 Crit RangeShield: Armor +1. When you hit an adjacent enemy, you may push them 1, then move 1 into their former space.Gear-Mana Grenade x2: Dmg 3, Break 1, autohit. Range 15, Area 1, Destructive. ActionMedkit x1: Heal 4, Range 2. SwiftSpells-Channeler: +1 grenade Slot, +5 grenade range, +1 grenade areaBrilliance: +1 grenade dmg
>>2092134I've got them covered.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>2092134>>2091951
North East 5, east 1, Overwatch.It finally felt good to finally stab something. The rush of adrenaline was enough to ignore the shot that pinged into Gallows' back. Following soon after was the loud crack of Thoth's magnum, a sound that she had heard a few times when they had trained together. Turning around to see the smoking corpse of a Raider, minus its head, she smiled, her back still hurting. As she tried to reply to Thoth's save, she found herself grunting and barking, or at least trying to. As she runs back to Dawn, putting Forgiveness back, she finally gets her vocal cords back to speaking in a Human manner. "Hey... You wouldn't have any more of those kits?"
>>2092137>>2092167I think you two might want to reassess your targets.
>2091951>Name- Dawn>Class- Priest>Level- 1>Health-5>Mobility-6>Barrier-1>Powers- Medic Protocal, Force Shield (C2)>Gear- SMG(Move 2 before/after shooting), Shield(+1 Armor)>Medkit-X0, Jump Pack(C2)Just as she lands Dawn's visor is pinged with more units being damaged. Turning west just in time to see Smoke break into a sprint and hack down a pair of Brutes.Jumping through the window and across the building and planting herself beside a wall. A quick peek outside shows a gristly scene."Hey... You wouldn't have any more of those kits?" Gallows. Wounded again. A quick check at her gauntlet's pressure meter shows it ticking at 0."Negative Gallows, that was my last dose." Flipping open another panel of her bulky gauntlet reveals two pale yellow squares, blinking faintly. "I hope this will serve in its stead">SE1>SW 3>W1>Activate Force Shield- Target: Gallows>Overwatch
Switching to>NW 1>W 1>Overwatch
Rolled 6 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2091951>Move W1, NW6>Magnum Brute 2Name: Clinch WestreeClass: HunterHealth: 1/5Mobility: 8Armor: 1/1Status: No BuenoPowers: DeadeyeWeapons: Magnum (Smart Runed), SMG (Mobility Bonus when used)Gear: Smart Rune (Magnum), Smoke Grenade (Consumed)
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>2091951Solaaris knew something wasn't quite right, from his HUD he could see a flashing red icon calling for distress.It was his duty to help his fellow comrades, it was his purpose.Solaaris, dodged around the Scav Raider and ran up the stairs, the hydraulics pumping at max speed, it knew that there wasn't much time.Solaaris burst out of the door of the 1st floor so hard that it flew off its hinges as it pummelled its way towards the Brute that was attacking Westree with its Greatsword raised way above its head.As the blade came crashing down, Solaaris said something that made Westree turn around and look in awe:"It's nothing personal.">Dash: SW1, S7, SE3 >Greatsword -> Brute 2
Rolled 4 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2091951AERGH-- ARgh--- awawaw aw aw aw when you're s-sober being hit actually hurts aw aw aw aw /aw/enough of that>Move 1NW, 4W, 1NW, 1W, 1SW>Dash Melee Attack Thrall 11 (+1 to hit)>-Swift medic self== Phaws, The Mage == Health 5 Mobility 6[Mage]>Channeler, Arcanery, Brilliance, Artillery, Energy Drain, [Gun]Sniper Rifle, Dmg 4, Range 40, no move+shoot, +1 Crit[Weapon]Sword, +1 hit, +1 Crit[Gear]Mana Grenade, +1 Dmg, +5 range, +1 aoeFlame Grenade, +1 Dmg, +5 range, +1 aoe>Smoke Grenade, +1 Dmg, +5 range, +1 aoeMedKit, Heal 4, Range 2, C1 [S]>Raiders 3>Thralls 2
>>2092858Let's just call that one down as 3 thralls, shall we?>Recharge a mana grenade
Rolled 10 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2091951>Swift Action: Claim a Hunt-Prize from Brute 5's corpse>Move 8 West>Shoot Raider 22[Leopard looks down at the corpse, its optics clicking briefly. The 'bot crouches, a few quick movements removing a vambrace from the Brute's draconic-themed armor. With a nod to Myrmidon, it moves on. Back to the Hunt.]Name: LeopardClass: HunterLevel 4>Hp 4/5>Mob 8>Armor 1Exploits: Alacrity (Split Move before/after Attack).Deflect [R] (1/2dmg from first attack per turn)Run & Gun 1/2C (Shoot after Dashing)Spell: Entropy Field (+2def vs ranged attacks)Weapons>Scout Rifle: 2Dmg, 25Rng, +1Hit>Dagger: 2Dmg, 1Melee, Backstab 2Gear>Jump Pack: Jump 10. 3/3C [A]>Battle Scanner: Scout and Detect. 20Rng, 4Area, 1/2C, [S]
>>2091951Smokes dashes south to the aid of his fellow veteran Sigurd. With a mighty swing of his greatsword, the Hunter decapitates two Brutes in one strike, their headless bodies collapsing limp as azure blood sprays out in twin fountains. The Hunter raises his bloodied blade and, instead of shouting as he is long-bereft of functional lungs, coughs and exhales a cloud of foul-looking smoke from his respirator.Rhino clashes with a Brute, striving to push him off the roof, but to no avail.From the northwest rooftop, Vacia snipes Thrall 26.Thoth aims his magnum and blows Raider 23's head clean off its shoulders in one shot.Myrmidon plunges her blade into Brute 6, finishing him off.Gamma shoots upwards at the heavily wounded Brute 1, finishing him off. The dying Scav falls from the roof and crashes to the ground below.Gallows overwatches, while Dawn blesses her with a force shield.Westree and Solaris together bring down Brute 2 in a flurry of bullets and sword-smashing.Phaws runs into the southwest building after the cowardly Thrall and skewers him on his blade, recharging his mana grenade on the energy contained in the alien armor's batteries.Leopard claims a prize from his fallen foe, then hustles forward. He takes aim and scores a headshot for 2 damage on Raider 22.Now processing Alien Turn 7.
>>2093449The Scav dropships arrive over the encampment just as the laser battery lets out a final blaring alarm, broadcasting its activation. Right away the defensive targeting systems register the Scavs as hostile intruders. The vast array of guns swivel and begin to spew a lethal barrage of green fire skyward. One of the dropships is immediately blasted out of the air, its engines erupting in gouts of azure and cyan flame. It crashes to the ground, smashing a crater into the concrete, and explodes, fire and smoke streaming from the wreck.The second dropship is just able to unload its cargo of Raiders and Thralls. It zips away from the battlefield, the pilot attempting to make his escape, but he doesn't get far before the laser battery tags him as well, and the craft spirals down and out of the sky.The Scavs run for cover, although Gallows and Dawn both tag Thralls with lethal reaction shot before they finds it, while Snow takes down a Raider.Durward has glitched, and his suit's protective algorithms move him to cover, but Raider 17 fires an accurate shot past his guard for 2 damage.Raider 21 climbs to the roof and shot Solaris in the head for 4 damage!Cayde nails Raider 22 with a reaction shot to the head for 5 damage, splattering its brains.Freelancer Status:Sigurd (W1): 7/7 (2)Durward (W3): 4/6 (1)Gallows (W4): 5/5Smokes (F1): 5/6 (1)Phaws (F2): 3/5Vacia (F3): 5/5 (1)Rhino (F4): 6/7 (1)Solaris (F5): 1/5Leopard (H1): 4/5 (1)Westree (H3): 1/5 (1)Thoth (H4): 5/5Dawn (T1): 5/5 +1 (1)Myrmidon (T2): 5/5 (1)Cayde (T3): 5/5 (1)Objective Complete!:Activate Laser BatteryObjectives Remaining:Eliminate Hostiles.Now processing Freelancer Turn 8!
Rolled 3 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2093489Blink NE 4, Dash N4, NW2. Slash Raider 27
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>2093489Name: VaciaCodename: UmbralClass: HunterLevel: 2Ability: Phantom, SwordmasterWeapons: Sniper Rifle and SwordGear: Medkit and Iron Rune (Sword)Snipe Thrall 31
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>2093489>NW 1, W 1Fire at Raider 21
Rolled 9 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2093489Move Northwest 1, North 3, Northwest 1, Southwest 1. Fire on Raider 21.Name: GammaClass: MageWeapons-Assault Rifle: Dmg 3, Range 20. +1 Crit RangeShield: Armor +1. When you hit an adjacent enemy, you may push them 1, then move 1 into their former space.Gear-Mana Grenade x2: Dmg 3, Break 1, autohit. Range 15, Area 1, Destructive. ActionMedkit x1: Heal 4, Range 2. SwiftSpells-Channeler: +1 grenade Slot, +5 grenade range, +1 grenade areaBrilliance: +1 grenade dmg
Rolled 3 + 3 (1d10 + 3)North 1, Slash at 28.Wanna See if I crit.As the thrall landed, Gallows leveled her rifle on it and pulled the trigger, multiple times, in fact, she's pretty sure that might have overkilled it. The raider that now stood behind her was probably fearing for his life, now that the battery was online. And his brute friends were dead. Quickly pivoting around, Gallows lashed out with her blade, making a quick slice at it. Sticking her hand out again in hopes, she whispered in Scav (if they could whisper), "Forfeit your mind."
Rolled 10 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2093489>Move 1West, 3North, 2Northeast, 2North>Shoot Raider 17Name: LeopardClass: HunterLevel 4>Hp 4/5>Mob 8>Armor 1Exploits: Alacrity (Split Move before/after Attack).Deflect [R] (1/2dmg from first attack per turn)Run & Gun 1/2C (Shoot after Dashing)Spell: Entropy Field (+2def vs ranged attacks)Weapons>Scout Rifle: 2Dmg, 25Rng, +1Hit>Dagger: 2Dmg, 1Melee, Backstab 2Gear>Jump Pack: Jump 10. 3/3C [A]>Battle Scanner: Scout and Detect. 20Rng, 4Area, 1/2C, [S]
>>2093489>>2093521I have east and west backwards. That move is>1East, 3North, 2Northwest, 2North
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>2093489>Move 2 E, slash Raider 28."Gotta say, I expected a better challenge from those Brutes. These rookies are really something else, wish Delphi could've been here to see them in action."
>>2093489Codename: ThothClass: MageLevel: 1Powers: ArcaneryWeapons: Scout Rifle, MagnumGear: Nothing but my witsHP 5/5No actions yetThoth's first thought was to look north, at the dropped troops over there, but they seemed to be getting creamed from what he could see. Then he looked west, at the fires of the crashed dropship. Enchanting. Utterly stunning to look at.To the left of that in his field of view was a moving shape. He semi-reluctantly shifted his gaze from the flame and focused on it. A Raider, still alive. His magnum didn't have the range to take that from here, and he didn't really feel like running into the open to try for another headshot. Damn that was still satisfying. His scout rifle would probably get mostly stopped by that armour, too.He quickly flicked up a minimap of the area. Who was nearby? Seeker and Rook, but they were marked as glitched. Cayde and Sigurd were near. Ah, Phaws. That one usually had a grenade on him."Phaws, would you grenade the very top of that east wall of the building you're in? There's something on the other side and it has armour that needs shredding."
>>2093489>>Name- Dawn>>Class- Priest>>Level- 1>>Health-5>>Mobility-6>>Barrier-1>>Powers- Medic Protocal, Force Shield (C1)>>Gear- SMG(Move 2 before/after shooting), Shield(+1 Armor)>>Medkit-X0, Jump Pack(C2)After the dropship lands, Dawn peeks over the window and squeezes down on her SMG, raking down another thrall before ducking back into cover.Her visor still blinks a pair of angry red warning lights. Unit Westree, on the other side of the battlefield has spent most of the mission in critical or semi critical condition. With a huff, she opens inter-team coms "Priest Solarris, please stabilize yourself and Operator Westree. I am dry on medkits."Cutting coms she watches Gallows rush a raider, and with a flourish, miss. With a prayer she levels her SMG and takes aim.Myrmidon comes out of her line of sight and butchers the Raider before she can pull the trigger.Lowering her gun she plants her head against the wall. Muttering to herself.No actions yet.
Rolled 5 + 1 (1d10 + 1)>>2093489>Move 1SW, 1W, 1SW, 3S>Fire on Raider 3 with the Magnum.Name: Clinch WestreeClass: HunterHealth: 1/5Mobility: 8Armor: 1/1Status: [Not Responding]Powers: DeadeyeWeapons: Magnum (Smart Runed), SMG (Mobility Bonus when used)Gear: Smart Rune (Magnum), Smoke Grenade (Consumed)
>>2093577Westree stands up and brushes chunks of Brute off his duster. That was his second brush with death today. He isn't a religious man, but he offers a silent prayer of thanks to whoever decided to make that Priest robot. He turns to look at his shining metallic companion."Thanks again, I guess. Now if there's anything you need me to do for you once we get outt-"CRACK!The shot from the Scav rifle rang true. Westree sees the robot stagger for a second before it rights itself. There is a good sized chunk missing from its head, with bits of quantum computing chips and cooling systems scattered all over the roof behind it.For a second, Westree iss struck with mortal terror before a strange calm washes over him. Well, strange isn't the right word. He's felt this plenty of times before, but that doesn't mean he'll ever get used to it. He turns towards the Raider who took the shot, gingerly loading six bullets into his revolver."Now excuse me mister, I think you've had a momentary lapse in judgement."BLAM Westree walks forward."You took a shot at me a while ago, and that's all well and good. I'm always partial to havin' a good old fashioned shootout from time to time."BLAMWestree walks forward."I don't know if you can get this through that thick fucking skull of yours, but that was a mistake; and here in the Freelancers, we don't look to kindly on mistakes."BLAMWestree walks forward."You." BLAM "Shot." BLAM "My." BLAM "Friend."Westree puts a final bullet in the chamber, looking down on the piece of jelly that technically counts as Raider, who is barely alive enough to contemplate the situation he's in."And that, was the biggest mistake of yer life."BLAM
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>2093489>ManaGrenade 4NE, 3E>3 Dmg, Break 1, Destructive>-Artillery>[Sniper Rifle] - Take out Raider 26== Phaws, The Mage == Health 5 Mobility 6[Mage]>Channeler, Arcanery, Brilliance, Artillery, Energy Drain, [Gun]Sniper Rifle, Dmg 4, Range 40, no move+shoot, +1 Crit[Weapon]Sword, +1 hit, +1 Crit[Gear]Mana Grenade, +1 Dmg, +5 range, +1 aoeFlame Grenade, +1 Dmg, +5 range, +1 aoe>Smoke Grenade, +1 Dmg, +5 range, +1 aoeMedKit, Heal 4, Range 2, C1 [S]>Raiders 3>Thralls 3
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>2093489Name: SolaarisClass: Priest>Medkit Protocol: +1 Medkit Slot, +8 Medkit RangeLevel: 1>HP: 1/5>BAR: 0/1>ARM: 0/0>MOB: 6Prayers:>Oracle Protocol (S) [C1]: See through obstacles and reveal hidden enemies within 10 spaces. [Charges Left: 1]Weapons:>Magnum: 3 Damage, 10 Range, +1 Crit Range, +1 Crit Damage.>Greatsword: 4 Damage, 1 ArcGear:>Medkit (S) [C1]: Heal 4, Range 2 (+8 Medkit Protocol) [Charges Left: 0]>Smoke Grenade (A) [C1]: 10 Range, 1 Area, +2 Defence, Blocks Overwatch for 2 turns. [Charges Left: 1]Solaaris' vision went black.>Starting x-christo v2.1>Loading BIOS>.>..>...>[FAILED] Unable to boot, ROM missing or corrupt.>Retrying>Loading BIOS>.>..>...>[WARNING] Unstable connection to boot drive. OS may be corrupted or incomplete.>Initialising basic settings...>Updating libraries...>Loading modules>[OK] Torso functioning.>[OK] Waist functioning.>[WARNING] Unstable connection to legs, may function abnormally.>[OK] Arms functioning.>[CRITICAL] Facial peripherals missing, please replace immediately.>Boot complete.>User: Solaaris>Pass: ***********>Logging in...Solaaris focused the lens of its only functioning front-facing camera and looked around.The Brute had disappeared and so had parts of Solaaris' own body.It could see Westree unloading a fury of bullets into a raider while talking to him in a voice that Solaaris couldn't recognise.The body's modules could be repaired if they got back to base, but its mind couldn't. Solaaris decided that from now on, safety was a priority.Suddenly, a targets.log file popped up on its dashboard with Raider 17 as the last entry.Durward.Solaaris tried to recall the remaining files that weren't corrupted to see if Durward was still okay, but it couldn't find any results.Solaaris tried to communicate to its team but the commslink must have been damaged along with half its face.Solaaris had to help Durward.>S2, NE1, NW1, N2>Magnum -> Raider 17 (around the heavy cover)
With no hostiles left for him to shoot Cayde stows his whetherd semi-auto shotgun on his back, pulls out a bottle of quantum nuka cola soda from one of his pouches, removes his helmet, and begins sipping on the cold drink.All the while humming to the tune of 'I don't want to set the world on fire'.
>>2093489Under the burning light of the dropship crash, the Freelancer company applies itself to the mop-up with enthusiasm, eagerly gunning and cutting down the last remnants of the alien force. They fight back with the viciousness of cornered animals, but to no avail. One of the incendiary grenades has set fire to the Scavs' banner that proclaimed their House allegiance, and several of you pause in your slaughter to watch it burn.Soon the Freelancers stand victorious over the bloodied corpses of their enemies, proclaiming the outpost theirs.MISSION COMPLETE!
>>2094208Under the burning light of the dropship crash, the Freelancer company applies itself to the mop-up with enthusiasm, eagerly gunning and cutting down the last remnants of the alien force. They fight back with the viciousness of cornered animals, but to no avail. One of the incendiary grenades has set fire to Scav's banner that proclaimed their House allegiance, and several of you pause in your slaughter to watch it burn.Soon the Freelancers stand victorious over the bloodied corpses of their enemies, proclaiming the outpost theirs.The dropship lands, depositing Graves. He surveys the scene and nods approvingly."Gather 'round, everyone! Team meeting or some shit." The motley crew of magitech warriors assembles in a half-circle. Their burly Commander stands in front of them with his arms folded. "That was some high-efficiency xeno-killing I saw out there. Good work today. Now settle in. This place is our home for now. Captain wants it fortified ASAP. Those of you who're wounded, see the medics. Everyone else, take a few minutes, catch your breath, then get cracking."Hunters, I want some preliminary recon of the surrounding area. The rest of you, we've got some engineer drones tasked for construction, but we still need some programming and heavy lifting done. Oh, and we'll need to start cleaning up the mess you lot have caused here. No rest for the wicked, eh?"
>>2094214That's it for Mission 4. Thanks for playing, everyone!There may be some work done on fortifying the new outpost and/or the results of the Alchemist's research, but no promises, they may have to wait until next thread. Until then, this thread is now open for RP and discussion.
>>2094225The battle was over and for her part Dawn felt like she did quite well. After patching up the suits of the wounded she sequesters herself off in the easternmost building."Ill be here if anyone wants me."
After finishing about half the drink Cayde caps the bottle and stuffs it back in its pouch. He watches and listens some of the other freelancers speak to Graves for a minute before going off to help set up the perimeter.Who knows maybe they would find something of vaule out there although that was unlikely, if his past experience living in the wastes were anything to go off.The Scavs scavenged everything that wasn't bolted or sealed to the ground.
Gallows had immediately headed towards the medical area, the shot in the back finally feeling painful. "To think that my sister was one of these guys..." She mumbles, looking at the medics wondering around.After her patch up, she immediately hunts down Thoth, hoping to consolidate her newfound knowledge of Scav language with him. "Looks like we did well for our first time." Tossing him a tablet that she had picked up along the way. "Wanna help me try to make the first Scav/Human dictionary?"
>>2094214With the last of the Scavs butchered, Myrmidon took a moment to look at the Freelancer team she had fought alongside today. For what was mostly a ragtag band of rookies being "led" by veterans ranging from the elite Smokes to... Phaws, they had done an impressive work today in clearing the area. Other squadmates she hadn't worked with previously due to her brief absence had also done very well. Brief, she wanted to say, but in truth it was all too long considering what they had lost during that time. She didn't expect to return asking for Delphi just to realize she was KIA during the one mission she missed.Well, wherever she is now, she does not need to worry about the team she left behind, at least for now. Making sure it was safe to take off the helm for now, she faced towards the rookies that were still in the area."Good job everyone. It is a pleasure to greet many of you for the first time. I hoped we could meet under less dangeeous circumstances, but for a bunch of rookies I'm really imressed with all of you. Myrmidon at your service."
LEVEL UP!Name: CaydeClass: HunterPowers-Blademaster1 Wired Reflexes2 BladestormWeapons1 (Shotgun) bulldog, face hammer variant 2 (Sword) Jury-rigged arc blade prototype Gear1 Smart Rune on Sword2 Med kitHealth: 5/5Armor: 1/1Mobility: 8
>>2094330After the battle was over, Thoth stood ready for Graves like the rest, then thanked Myrmidon for her praise a few seconds before she started it. And after that Thoth found a quiet bit behind the east building and leaned against the wall, letting himself calm down after the battle. His head lolled back against the wall. For a moment Thoth had peace, then he had a flash of Gallows about to come around the corner of the building and ask him if he wanted to make a dictionary of Scav. He didn't move. "Looks like we did well for our first time," Thoth said in time with Gallows. He caught the tablet without looking, already knowing where it would be and when, and thus how to catch it. "Wanna help me try to make the first Scav/Human dictionary?" he said, once more in near-perfect time with Gallows. "We only have a few minutes," he told her, "so keep it brief. Here, let's go somewhere better than here. Inside?"
"Well. That was a thing"Phaws cracked a metallic gauntlet against the bullet-scarred barrier behind them, then winced as muscles abused by fire and shot let their annoyingly clear dismay be known in a ripple of nooceptic feedback."Sorry about almost igniting the battery"Ah, the grinding pain in Phaws' shoulder was a metallic fragment, shiver thin and clean through the armor. That did explain the disjointed sensation."And the warehouse"Spent a moment trying to dislodge it by reaching behind the armor plate, didn't do much but leave rippling afterscars in the world around. "And this bit, here"Phaws straighted up, pulled of the gauntlet and tried to unclench torn fingers. "Oh and the crates over there. Yeah, those too. Whoop. Kinda went a little overboard on the whole "infuse small materials with abhoherent energy to violently cascade local geospatiality. You would not believe how much my hands hurt right now and..."Was that smell... something sugary? And drinkable? Phaws blinked bloodshot eyes, practically threw off the battered, carbonscarred helmet and only resisted the urge to lunge by the practicaly of their legs giving out, neccessitating a dignified stumble back against the crate. Gah, Durward was /right/ /there/ and his armor was so /LOUD/. "YEAH. CAYDE. I'll have one. And Westree? Git to. You can take your dashing duster clad ass to the nearest freezer and get me a pick-me-up. Non... alcoholic, actually. Yeah. This "Sobriety" thing is annoying, but I'm used to being able to feel paint in my retina now so heyyy why not. And kids?"Phaws stumbled. Tried a smile. Tried another grimace. Made a heroic attempt at a fascimile of what might, in good light and on a person less covered in ash, be a grin."You did... good. Phaws' proud. Good job. 'Specially you, Westree. And Myrmidon. An Durward. If you'd just... be a little less... scintilating. "
>>2094214There is a brief squeal of tortured metal as Leopard bends the Brute vambrace to fit around its significantly more slender forearm."Recon? Yes sir, Commander. Do we Hunt in pairs, or alone? I request assignment to the sector towards Machine City, logic suggests it is the most likely to have prey."Assignment (and possible partner) received, the robot takes a moment to resupply from the dropship's stores before setting off into the wastes and ruins.>>2094225>we should wait for updates before leveling then, yes?>Also, I sorta think that Dash and Rush/Charge/However-it's-named should be two distinct actions, with Dash being a Movement bonus that also increases defense, and Charge being a Movement bonus that permits (possibly improves) a melee attack. Not sure what the interaction there should be for Run&Gun or Vigilance, though.
"Ladies first..." Gallows says stepping into the building. With a short click, she takes off her helmet, her red hair flowing down onto her shoulder. As she stretches her neck, her bright red jugulars, and veins that riddle her neck, show themselves. Noticing the little medic that had saved her life, Gallows smiles, before approaching. "Oh hi Dawn. What are you up to?"
Solaaris went back to the rooftop to salvage some of its scattered parts that it lost in the battle but it seemed that the parts it did find were completely unusable."Ah, you can't always keep nice things..." it thought to itself.Solaaris came back to the group and decided to check up on Westree, he looked pretty beaten up but it noticed that he had a smile on his face."..."That wasn't supposed to happen."h...crr...z"Solaaris' speech synthesis engine must have been corrupted on boot.It crouched down in front of Westree and etched a message in the ground with a sharp piece of loose metal."Did you kill Brute?"
>>2094542"O, hello Operator Gallows. Operator Thoth." Dawn turns around, her helmet still showing green lights for both Operators.Hoping down from her little post she looks Gallows up and down. "Is your helmet malfunctioning? My scan shows you in the green." She taps her palm against her head, checking to see if something is jammed. "If my systems are malfunctioning Im gonna be in deep trouble."
>>2094557Thoth waves off Dawn's concerns. "No, nothing's malfunctioning, she just feels like taking it off," he says. The she in question, Gallows, began to keel over and pretend to choke and dramatically claw at her throat beside him. Then he twitches slightly."We haven't gotten the go-ahead for free breathing. The air could be tainted, the long term effects could be horribly damaging. Let alone what could happen to ones eyes, nostrils, or-" he said quickly, concerned, in a passable mimic of Dawn's voice. He blinks. "That is so bizarre, I mimic the way people say things, not just the words." He shakes his head, trying to clear his mind briefly of the multiple different trains of thought all raging at once. With only minor success. "I don't think in this profession people worry much about long term effects," he says gravely, then pauses as though considering. Really, I may be taking me helmet off myself, but..." Thoth shifts uncomfortably. "It makes me feel safe, having it on, so I keep it." Clearly not wanting to dwell, he barely hesitates before moving on. "So does having a good Priest near me. Good healing, thanks."
>>2094494"Well, it was either the collateral damage or more of us. Makes one wonder whether you rely on the drink to fight effectively. (Myrm doesn't know Phaws was sober on mission this time)Speaking of which... I'll be taking one of whatever you found there, if there's anything left by then. And some for the rookies that haven't had a chance to wind down yet, if they want."
>>2094697Taking a moment to mull over the fact that the air was indeed not toxic Dawn flicks a series of locks around her collar and with a small release of pressure, lifts her helmet up and over her head."Im sorry but do you perhaps have a software issue? Unconscious mimicry and foresight are sometimes aside effect of the Magi infusion." Checking her gauntlet she presses a few buttons, making it purr a moment before the needle slides out. "If youd like I can give you a small dose of sedatives that may reduce outbursts.""Operator Gallows, what are you working on?"
Cayde pauses to reach in his pouch, grabbing a full bottle, then tosses to Phaws, she manages to catch it and eagerly takes the cap off.After giving a quick thumbs up to the explosive mage he reaches into a second pouch, this one carrying spare weapon parts, and pulls out a suppressor. After a quick inspection of the object, he takes out his shotgun and attaches the suppressor with practiced, fluid motions. After a moment he decides to follow leopard, better to go out with someone else to back you up in case you got into trouble.
>>2094214Durward stands straight during briefing, his injuries can wait until his medkits recharge.A new statistic for you, record-keeper:> damage absorbed this mission: 24> Four laser pistol shots, One laser rifle hit, two rifle crits, two scav-sword swipes. One grenade.
>>2095052Huh, that is an interesting measurement. I'll scratch it into the board once I run the numbers.
>>2094976You know if that little tube on the end of your gun did anything we might use it. I dunno why you're putting a useless piece of metal on that perfectly good gun though.
>>2094214Well, it finally seemed like it was over. The guns were active and the base was cleared. They managed to make this planet a bit safer. She wasn't sure how much, but she was sure this place would help with future missions. Cleaning up fro her sniper's den, Vacia quickly makes her way back to the ground, she begins unclasping her helmet, bringing it to her side a she nears Commander Graves. "Managed to get five, not the best numbers but i'm sure I can improve." She manages a smile, pulling up her hand to reveal a number of clinking medals that she had pulled off her victims. "Oh and Commander Graves. Since i'll be staying here for a while, would you mind giving this to my daughter at HQ?" She fishes for something at her back, eventually producing the scav sword she took of the Raider. "She loves this kind of stuff, trust me when I say the smile on her face will be worth it." If he accepts, she'd hand the sword to him, giving him a salute when he dismisses her. >>2094330>>2094467>>2094557"Ah, I was looking for you two." She walks up to the pair patting them on the back. "Oh and... you're one of the reinforcements, right? Dawn, was it? Well, I just wanted to say that you all did a great job for your first mission and I sure as hell hope that you guys are looking forward to the next one." She wears a big smile as she gazes to the crew. She suddenly snaps her fingers, as if remembering something. "Oh, OH! Which one of you fuckers are good with Scav? I was trying to shit talk one of them on the tower up there, but I fucked up and only got a confused look. Can you tell me what the word for sword is?"
>>2095060"I'd rather not alert an entire city to the sound of gunfire if I can help it, and have to face a horde of hostiles. Trust me, it has it's uses."
>>2095201I don't think you understand, our guns ain't exactly gonna be quiet just because you stuck some metal on the tip. Don't wanna alert something? Don't kill anything.
>>2095203"I believe you misunderstand the function of a suppressor. I'll ask that you cease giving my Hunt-partner advice about his weapons. Are you not a Hunter? Have you no respect for the methods of others?"
>>2095213I'm just tellin' your buddy here that it doesn't work. Don't wanna shoot some Scav thinking your gun is quieter than it is, do you?
>>2095215In a fire fight like we were just in you'd be right the suppressor wouldn't be of that much of help.But for recon into an urban area where gunshots will echo like crazy in a relatively quiet city, it'll help draw less attention of whatever is in the city.
"That... Would be me." Says Gallows, still chuckling to herself at her own joke. "Well... At least what a Thrall would know..." She says, tapping the unnaturally bright mana grenade sat at her waist. Taking out her tablet, motioning towards Thoth to start taking notes, Gallows centres herself before rattling off the basic words that are easy enough to say with human vocal cords. "Did you know that there are roughly six words for the word kill? Maybe more depending on the words you say before it."
>>2095197Halfway through her session, she noticed the hunter, standing there expecting an answer for the question that she had asked earlier. "Oh right... Sword... Sword, sword, sword..." Gallows stalls, her mind quickly rushing through the hundreds of different words. "The word for sword is weird. It's kind of a loud growling sound, with a metallic hiss sound overlaying it. Hard to say unless you jut your lower jaw out and breath loudly, with a grumbling sound in your throat." She says, mimicking the sound.After detailing the words for the different tactical orders, Gallows looked down at the tablet she was writing in, now scrawled with a horrible mess of symbols that would have made barely any sense to anyone that wished to read. "I can fix this when my throat doesn't hurt as much..." She says, placing the notes beside her. "So... I already know Thoth's story for being here... But what are your guy's stories? Must be interesting?"
>>2096769"Uh... Rjeesk? Rjeesk, I could of sworn it was something different. Huh, whatever. I am... pretty fluent in Scav, if you need help translating anything, just let me know." She nods, her eyes squinting to see the mess of symbols on the tablet. "My story? Well, I got into the smuggling business at a very young age, met a real charming fellow and well, he helped me bring my daughter in the world. It didn't take long for a job to bad, charming rogue is dead and I end up blowing up a Scav light cruiser. After that, I just said fuck it and decided to start killing Scavs more efficiently."
>>2096769"Forced Infusion" Dawn mumbles. "Had an aptitude for memorizing scripture and psalm. Was part of the clergy for as long as I can remember. Always candle light and holo-tablets." Dawn turns her wrist and the long needle shrinks back with a mechanical sigh."After my initiation to the priesthood at 13 I was to take part of a trial. Simple stuff for the most part, medical exams, autopsys, program recognition." She hops back up to her perch, a chunk of fallen masonry."Then there were other things.""After that I was forced to take the Infusion and here I am. 8 years later and finally "developed" enough to serve on the front. My growth disorder made me a boarderline failure but a desperate times."
>>2094856Thoth eyes the needle quietly, muttering indistinctly to himself for a while despite the fact that he'd already made up his mind, and this continues even as he notes down what Gallows is saying and everything else, only stopping as he hears the words 'Forced Infusion' several seconds before anyone else heard it.The muttering was replaced with a hum of disapproval just as Dawn, in real time, began to speak. A few seconds after Dawn was done speaking in his mind, but as she was calling herself a 'borderline failure', Thoth retorted with "I'm not seeing a failure right now." Then he tried a reassuring smile, only realising a moment later that he still had his helmet on. Oh well, he wasn't taking it off.
Scrolling through menu on his omnitool Cayde runs a quick dianostics over his augmentations.>AI Companion Slot: Empty and Offline.>Nanites: Functioning at 99% efficiency >Memory unit: Functioning at 100% efficiency>Direct Nueral Interface (DNI): Functioning at 100% efficiency Skimming through the rest of the list he unconsciously mumbles his thoughts."Brain implant, skeleton enhancements, limbs, hearts, yaddy yaddy yadda... Every seems okay, good, defiantly don't want to end up like Georgia." The Hunter shutters at the memory.Shaking his head he turns his focus to his recon partner. "So Leopard, what exactly are you hoping to find out here? Anything in particular or just looking to wander into something interesting?"
>>2097604"Hope to find? Hm."The machine sweeps their surroundings for a moment longer before crouching behind cover to answer."A scav for every bullet between us would satisfy my hunger; a council of thanes would ease my hate; nothing but burnt husks of destroyed enemy craft would please my pride; human survivors would bolster my hopes for the future; remains of the lost would teach us, and grant their spirits the rest they deserve.That is more answer than you sought, isn't it? Briefly, no, nothing specific. I just hope we find whatever may be out here before it finds us."
>>2099227"Sounds good, also I don't mind lengthy answers, you can gain a lot of interesting tidbits by listening to others ramble on, and from the sounds of it you have a deep hatred for the Scavs."Stopping by Leopard, Cayde looks over the abbandoned city, still miles away. It looked like a metropolis worn away by time, towers of dull metal and glass piercing the clouds, cars and trucks left abandoned on the highways, and nature slowly taking back the land that once belonged to it.Between them and the city he could see hundreds of thin, whispy smoke clouds rising into the air from distant fires, fires that belonged to Scav encampments. Sighing he shakes his head "What I wouldn't give to be piloting Titan right now."
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