Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Macross%20QuestOther Quests: https://pastebin.com/TrNWfAkeYou are pilot HARRY NEUMANN, the newest of one of the New UN Spacy's Tactical Sound Units!It had been an.... eventful night, suffice to say. You had just come out of Amy's first public concert having narrowly saved her from a kidnapping attempt. Seemed like the Zentradi weren't going to be your only problem out here. Thankfully, you and Lara were able to get Amy to safety, and even took down a few of the bastards in the process. Everybody was safe back aboard the Pacifica, where Amy straight up passed out from all the excitement, and you and Lara tried to blow off some of the excess steam with a few drinks....and then one thing led to another which had you carrying Lara around on your shoulder like she was a 2 year old pretending she was flying. She was also singing this obnoxiously annoying song really loudly that you didn't really recognize but took an instant disliking towards. Either way, she eventually passed out as well and you deposited her back in her quarters before returning to your own to get some much needed sleep. And, as expected, when you woke up the next morning, you were greeted by an urgent message from the Admiral that a formal debriefing over the concert fiasco would be occurring within the hour. >Head straight for the meeting.>See if you can talk to Dorothea privately first.>See if Amy is awake.>See if Lara is okay.>Other
>>2132254>>See if Lara is okay.Ready for the bullying.
>>2132254>>See if you can talk to Dorothea privately first.
>>2132254>>See if Amy is awake.
>>2132254>See if you can talk to Dorothea privately first.
>>2132254>Other morning exercise? Nothing big hust a little warm up for the day. Oh and a shower.
>>2132254>See if Lara is okay.
>>2132254>See if you can talk to Dorothea privately first.Worried about these attacks.
>>2132254>See if Amy is awake.>See if Lara is okay.Do both
>>2132254>>See if Amy is awake.>>See if Lara is okay.I'm for both as well
>>2132254>>See if Lara is okay.TIME FOR DECULTURE
>>2132254>Head straight for the meeting.
>>2132254Okay, we seem to have quite the tight race here so we'll have a quick runoff vote!>Dorothea>Lara
>>2132372>>LaraNot a route lock
>>2132372>>2132372>>LaraI hope we have a video we can show her.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2132372You knew that Lara got pretty wasted last night, so it would be a good idea to check in on her. After all, it would look bad if she didn't show up to the debriefing due to oversleep or hangover. Fortunately, her quarters aren't far from yours considering you were in the same unit, and it's a short jog over as you hit the buzz on her door."Hey, Lara, it's me. Are you doing okay in there?" You ask.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>2132474
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2132474
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>2132474
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>2132474FAIL!
>>2132483YES, thank you good sir
>>2132483Oh boy...can't tell if i should be sad or happy about this.
>>2132483I'm guessing she isn't taking the hangover well.
>>2132483Dice confirmed, only waifu is the admiral.
>>2132483>>2132483Is she half naked in her pilot suit, and still pretending to be in a plane?
>>2132483Very faintly from inside the room we can here"ROLLING AROUND AT THE SPEED OF SOUND!"
>>2132483Inb4 some other jock pilot opens the door
>>2132503How can someone be half naked in a bodysuit?
>>2132484I bet she's probably undressed or just wearing a towel
>>2132517>>2132503>>2132519Maybe she only has half the suit on?
>>2132474The door slides open, and the next thing you know, a pair of hands shoot out, grab you by the collar of your uniform, and yank you inside like a wildcat hiding in the tall grass. That's when Lara tosses you to the ground onto your back, then puts her knee on your chest to pin you down. Her hair and clothes a mess and the stink of alcohol meant she hadn't had the chance to wash it off yet."What happened last night?!" She asks in an anxious, almost manic tone. >I honestly don't remember. >...you're pretty cute when you're drunk.>Other
>>2132529>...you're pretty cute when you're drunk.
>>2132529>>...you're pretty cute when you're drunk.
>>2132529>I honestly don't remember.
>>2132529>>I honestly don't remember.
>>2132529>>...you're pretty cute when you're drunk.>Rode my shoulders like a lil kid
>>2132529>>...you're pretty cute when you're drunk."I'm surprised, no... impressed you actually survived last night with your dignity mostly intact."
>>2132529This: >>2132549Also add i got all recorded.
>>2132529>>...you're pretty cute when you're drunk.Come on, when we roll high, Admiral was dressed, when we roll low Lara is dressed.Give us something Merc.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>2132529...
>>2132590We are being pinned by a gorl in her room. Some man pay for this kind of stuff. But she should at least wait for the third date before trying to rape Neunman
>>2132618"You know, you're pretty cute when you're drunk." You grin, completely ignoring the possible danger you were in. "You rode my shoulders like a kid.""Oh no..." Lara groans as she quickly retreats back to her bed and buries herself under the covers. "So it wasn't a dream after all...""Lara, are you okay...?" You edge closer to her bed."I just wanna die." Lara's muffled voice mumbles. "Come on, it wasn't that bad." You say in encouragement. "Besides, nobody else saw. Its' a secret between us.""Are you sure?" Lara's head pokes out from her covers. "You didn't record it or anything, did you?!"Well, you actually might have did...>Of course not!>Um, yes.>Other
>>2132628>Of course not!
>>2132628>>Of course not!
>>2132628>>OtherSomeone needed to chronicle it for posterity
>>2132628>Of course not!The ship's security system however, is not so forgiving.
>>2132628>>Of course not!The security camera on the other hand...
>>2132628This here: >>2132643
>>2132628>Of course not!Make sure to delete it later.
>>2132628"Of course not!" You try to assure her. Well, that was partly true. Turned out the security cameras grabbed some of that,but you were able to convince the security tech on duty to scrub it in return for an autographed poster from Amy. Guess being her bodyguard did have some perks. And she didn't need to know of the only remaining copy safely squared away in your quarters."Oh jeez, that's a relief." Lara sighs. "Still, uh, can you not tell anybody about that? I got an image to keep up, after all!""Well, you're my wingmate, after all." You grin. "And I expect you to do the same for me.""Of course!" Lara nods."And uh, you do know that that we've got a meeting in less than an hour, right?" You ask."Wait, what?" Lara turns on her holo console and reads over her message. "OH SHIT.""I-I am so not ready for this!" Lara frets. "C-can you cover for me? Just this once?">Sure, but you owe me.>We still have time!>Other
>>2132705>Sure, but you owe me.
>>2132705>>Sure, but you owe me.
>>2132705>>Sure, but you owe me.>>You gotta sing that song you where singing last night sober
>>2132705>Sure, but you owe me.This is turning into a large chain of debt isn't it?
>>2132705>We still have time!
>>2132705>>We still have time!We can help out (so long as we don't have to help change her).
>>2132705>Sure, but you owe me.>>2132715Just like my doujinshis
>>2132705"All right, but you owe me big time." You nod."Thankyousoooooomuch." Lara groans as she buries herself back in her bed. Yep, it looks like Lara never really stopped being a kid. Though that wasn't really a bad thing at all. "Just get some rest. I'll you know what happens."Lara merely replies by raising her arm out of covers and giving a thankful wave. And with time running down, you start making your way to the conference room. On the way, though, you catch sight of Karla and Amy, no doubt heading for the same meeting, too. If you picked up the pace, you could probably catch up with them...>Speak to Karla privately.>Speak to Amy privately.>Proceed to the meeting.>Other
>>2132764>Speak to Amy privately.
>>2132764>>Speak to Amy privately.
>>2132764>Proceed to the meeting.
>>2132764>>Speak to Karla privately.
>>2132764>>Proceed to the meeting.
>>2132764>Speak to Karla privately.Do we still need to do some kind of mission for her?
>>2132764You decide to head straight for the meeting and enter the conference room, which was now becoming a very familiar sight. In addition to you, Karla, and Amy, there was of course Dorothea. However, you also notice that General Freyberg from the CDF as well as President Dupont were also present. Freyberg was sweating profusely, while Dupont apparently had a very concerned expression on her face."Where is Lieutenant Williams?" Dorothea asks you."She's fallen ill, but I can fill in for her." You explain. "Fine then." Dorothea sighs and looks at the other gathered individuals. "As you know, operational rules dictate that what we discuss here does not leave this room.""We understand." The President nods."Obviously." Karla smiles smugly. Amy and Freyberg remain silent, though you suspect for different reasons. "Obviously, we are here to discuss recent... events." Dorothea closes her eyes briefly and opens them again. "Now, there are a few different perspectives here...>You go first.>Karla first.>Freyberg first.>Other
>>2132894>You go first.
>>2132894>>You go first.
>>2132894"I suppose I'll start." You grunt. "Everything started off smooth, up until I saw a flight of VF-171s crash the concert. My wingmate engaged them and drew them away from concert. However, at the same time, a ground team disguised as the resort staff attempted to abduct Amy. I was able to safely extract her in my Valkyrie, but we were pursued by additional VF-171s.""Which means that there was some failing in the security procedures." Dorothea sighs and gives you a stern look. "In your professional opinion, where do you think this failure occurred?"Oh boy, you knew what this part was. The part where the higher ups were looking for something, or more specifically someone, to blame. >I should have been more vigilant. >The CDF were supposed to be in charge of the checkpoints. >I get the feeling Karla has something to do with all of this.>Other
>>2132973>The CDF were supposed to be in charge of the checkpoints.
>>2132973>The CDF were supposed to be in charge of the checkpoints. Dropped the god damn ball
>>2132973>>The CDF were supposed to be in charge of the checkpoints
>>2132973>>The CDF were supposed to be in charge of the checkpoints.
>>2132973We should probably bring up the fact that more than half of our security was comprimised. If the higher ups want to point fingers they might as well do it at the bloody double agents.
>>2132973"The CDF were supposed to be in charge of the checkpoints and general security." You grunt as you cross your arms. "Indeed." Dorothea's eyes then fall upon poor General Freyberg, who seems to wilt under her fiery gaze. "General, would you mind commenting on this?""A-as I've said before." Freyberg sputters. "This sort of event on Nabaal is completely unprecedented. Our men are not trained to act as a general security force-""So this means we would have to take charge of security matters, then?" Dorothea narrows her eyes. "If I recall correctly, you and your officers were very adamant that we stay out of colony affairs under the assumption you could fulfill your duties."Karla just looks on with interest, while Amy seems to have had her attention grabbed as well. The President meanwhile shakes her head mournfully. Freyberg gulps.>You might have to help the poor man. >You actually want to see how far Dorothea is going to go.>Other
>>2133044>You actually want to see how far Dorothea is going to go.
>>2133044>>You actually want to see how far Dorothea is going to go.
>>2133044> Ask Karla if she has the info she needs to start hunting down Amy's attackers. If yes, then:> You actually want to see how far Dorothea is going to go
>Our men are not trained to act as a general security force-"Wait, does that mean the CDF leave their bases completely unguarded? Anybody can just walk into one of them?
>>2133044>>2133056Then try to wonder how a guy likr this managed to become a general.
Sorry guys, it looks like my ISP has shit the bed so posting will be delayed for a bit.
>>2133044You decide to stay quiet, wondering just how far Dorothea was going to take this. While she looked the same outwardly, you could tell that she was absolutely furious."I promise you that we will get to the bottom of this and the perpetrators will be found and brought to justice." He says. "I'm sure you will." Dorothea nods. "And I assume you received the report that the VF-171 wreckage we recovered from the site matched parts that were decommissioned or transferred to the CDF?""We are already running full audits of every boneyard and depot." Freyberg responds."I'm sure." Dorothea closes her eyes and sighs. "However, I cannot ignore a breach of this magnitude. From this point on all security for Amy's movements and appearances will be handled directly by NUNS.""But-" Freyberg blanches."This order is final, General." Dorothea says grimly and turns to the rest of you. "Are there any objections? Amy quickly shakes her head. Karla continues to smile smugly while the President gives a resigned sigh. >Sounds like a good idea.>Wouldn't that just stretch us further?>Other
>>2133123>Sounds like a good idea.
>>2133123>>Sounds like a good idea.
>>2133123>Sounds like a good idea.I'll take potentially being overstretched over working with people that are compromised.
>>2133123>>Sounds like a good idea.Now we just need a cute team pet mascot.
>>2133123>Sounds like a good idea.The CDF clearly has a mole infestation and can't be trusted until they get their house in order.
>>2133123>Sounds like it's necessary for the moment.
>>2133123"Sounds like something we'd have to do until the CDF can get its house in order." You nod in agreement. "And Miss President, I hope this incident has been successfully kept quiet?" Dorothea turns to the President. "Our press blackout is holding. Thankfully, there weren't many witnesses to begin with." The President explains. "As far as the majority of the populace is concerned, nothing out of the ordinary has occurred.""Good, we don't want them put into a panic, and neither NUNS or the CDF can afford a major embarrassment at this juncture." Dorothea nods. "Keep us posted on any developments on your end.""Of course." "Now." Dorothea coughs to clear her throat. "Miss President, General, you two may leave for now. We will discuss things later privately.""Of course." The President nods and walks out gracefully, while Freyberg nervously shuffles out after her. Dorothea finally lets out a loud sigh, and then turns her glare to Karla. "Now please explain to me how this operation got cocked up so badly." She growls. "We underestimated the opposition." Karla shrugs. "I didn't think they'd bring such heavy firepower out so early and boldly."Dorothea's eyes turn to you again, obviously asking for your assessment of Karla's explanation.>They caught us with our pants down, for sure.>I get the feeling we were being used as bait.>Other
>>2133150>They caught us with our pants down, for sure.
>>2133150>I get the feeling we were being used as bait.To me, the possibility that the whole thing was a test is pretty high
>>2133150>I get the feeling we were being used as bait.
>>2133150>>I get the feeling we were being used as bait.
>>2133150>I get the feeling we were being used as bait.>other: And also use this incident as a way to test the CDF security loyalty.
>>2133150"I don't know." You frown as you lean back in your seat. "I get the feeling that we were being used as bait.""Ah well, this concert was a test run in more ways than one." Karla's smile widens. "So you're not denying it?" Dorothea raises her eyebrow. "You fucking WHAT?"! Amy yelps. "We were always acutely aware of the CLF and the possible threat they posed." Karla explains. "However, what we didn't know was what extent they've established themselves and what sort of resources they had at their disposal. The fact that they had functional VF-171s to deploy against us revealed some VERY interesting implications...">Gotta admit, you fooled everyone good.>I don't like being bait.>Other
>>2133184>>Gotta admit, you fooled everyone good.>>I don't like being bait.
>>2133184>>>Gotta admit, you fooled everyone good.
>>2133184>I don't mind being bait. I mind when I'm not told, and when Amy's used as bait
>>2133184>The silent treatment, as clearly she wants us to ask.
>>2133184>I don't like being bait.
>>2133184>OtherProbably should have brought us in us in on it at least. Could have standby'd our own support group just in case.
>>2133184>>I don't like being bait.
>>2133184>I don't like being bait.What would you have done if we weren't up to dealing with whatever they fielded, and Amy was captured?
Sorry guys, internet is being a bitch again!
RIP Merc's internet.
>>2133229>Presses F to pay respects to Merc's internet
>>2133184>you fooled everyone good>I don’t like the idea of Amy being used this way. Not only is she a ki- a civilian professional that didn’t sign for being ablative meat, she’s also irreplaceable in her role.
Maybe the PlayStation Experience killed his internet
Okay, so things don't seem to be getting any better. If my connection isn't working in the next half hour I may just have to call the thread.
>>2133249I'm more worried in how this will affect the frontier knight quest.
Okay, service is not back at all. I'll try to finish off the thread when I can but guarantees at this point. Sorry, everyone!
>>2133262*Shrug*Shit happens man.
>>2133262Don't worry, Merc. Thanks for the run, anyways.
>>2133262No problems there, thanks for running.
If I can't get anything else out in the next hour or so, then I'll try to finishe things off Saturday afternoon before we start Frontier Knight so stay tuned!
Well it looks like my service is back up so we'll try to finish off last night's Macross thread at 5pm PST before Frontier Knight!
>>2133184"I don't like being used as bait." You grunt as you glare at Karla. "Oh, don't think of it like that." Karla shakes her head. "The word 'bait' carries the implication that you're expendable, when you're anything but! It was just merely a calculated action to draw out the enemy.""That sounds like basically the same thing." Amy grumbles. "Now now, don't be like that." Karla tuts. "There were measures in place to ensure you would stay safe. It's just that thanks to Mr. Neumann here we didn't have to resort to those!""Measures?" You and Dorothea both raise an eyebrow."Certain individuals you might be acquainted with." Karla shrugs. "But again, it's all academic at this point.""I just..." Dorothea sighs. "I'm not sure if I should trust you to handle this matter.""You need a scalpel to cut these little troublemakers out." Karla grins. "It's not something that your sledgehammer should get involved in.">Karla does seem to be the most suited to handle this.>Maybe Dorothea's hammer is the message we need.>Other
>>2134558>Karla does seem to be the most suited to handle this.So are we infiltrating their group under the guise of a new recruit, or taking someone's place?
>>2134558>Karla does seem to be the most suited to handle this.
>>2134558>Simple, have someone given oversight over her activities.
>>2134558>>Karla does seem to be the most suited to handle this.Time to draw up the sneaking suits.
>>2134558>Maybe Dorothea's hammer is the message we need.
>>2134558>>Karla does seem to be the most suited to handle this.
>>2134558>>Maybe Dorothea's hammer is the message we need.I don't like spooks.
>>2134558>>Maybe Dorothea's hammer is the message we need.
>>2134558>Karla does seem to be the most suited to handle this.>>2134626But they are SO god dam usefull.
>>2134558"Personally, I think Karla is the best suited to handle this." You point out. Dorothea glances at you but doesn't say a word. She seems to hold this stare for a few long seconds before sighing in resignation. "All right. You're free to pursue this, but I want results in 72 hours." She says. "That's not a lot of time." Karla whistles. "That's as long as you have before Pacifica is fully refitted." Dorothea says coolly. "Our scouts have sighted Zentradi movements near the border again. Possibly another probing attack.""Ah, that's quite the bind, then." Karla smiles and glance to you. "I might require the services of our fine Captain here, then.""Granted." Dorothea nods slightly. "Though do remember, Captain Neumann ultimately reports to me, and not to Intelligence. Is that clear?"You get the feeling she was saying these words just as strongly to you as she was to Karla. "Crystal!" Karla nods. "I'll be sure to act with the utmost of discretion!""I'm sure." Dorothea sighs and turns to Amy. "Amy, for the meantime, you're movements will be restricted to the Pacifica only.""What?!" Amy's eyes widen. "I didn't even do anything wrong!""It's a safety precaution." Dorothea continues, keeping her cool face. "And with Captain Neumann about to be... indisposed, your protective detail will be severely hampered.""This is bullshit!" Amy scowls and angrily storms out of the conference hall. As the door slides open, the guards standing outside spin around, but a quick wave from Dorothea calls them off, letting Amy make her exit. "Again, 72 hours." Dorothea reminds you and Karla. "Dismissed.">Better hammer out the details with Karla. >Better see how Dorothea is actually handling this.>Better make sure Amy doesn't do something stupid again.>Other
>>2134653>>Better make sure Amy doesn't do something stupid again.
>>2134653>>Better hammer out the details with Karla.Time to get spooky.
>>2134653>>Better hammer out the details with Karla.
>>2134653>>Better see how Dorothea is actually handling this.>>OtherComm Lara. Update her and let her mind Amy during this period.
>>2134653>Better make sure Amy doesn't do something stupid again.She's probably going to try to make her own fun.
>>2134653>Better make sure Amy doesn't do something stupid again.Just tell her we will work extra fast so she doesn't need to stay restricted for that long.
>>2134653>Better make sure Amy doesn't do something stupid again.
>>2134662Wouldn't be our first black op mision.
>>2134653>Better see how Dorothea is actually handling this.
>>2134653>>>Better make sure Amy doesn't do something stupid again.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2134653After politely saluting both Dorothea and Karla, you quickly dart after Amy. You were afraid she'd run off and do something dumb or reckless or both. She was pretty hotheaded like that.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2134715
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2134715Oh boy...Pantsu Amy?
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2134715
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>2134715
>>2134722>>2134719I hope they're stripes!
>>2134715Fortunately for you, but unfortunately for her, you easily catch up to Amy, on the account of her tripping on something and falling flat on her face. "Amy, are you all right?" You ask as she struggles to get back up to her feet. "No, no I'm not!" She scowls as she scrunches up against the wall instead of getting up. "That fucking Admiral! I can't stand her!" "Hey now-" You reach your hand down her."Don't give me that!" Amy snaps as she slaps your hand away. "You don't think I hear the rumors, either? You're awfully friendly with the Admiral, aren't you? Pretty easy to take her side, huh?">It's not like that at all.>I don't agree with how she's handling you, either.>She's just as worried about you as I am.>Other
>>2134750>>I don't agree with how she's handling you, either.>>She's just as worried about you as I am.
>>2134750>I don't agree with how she's handling you, either.>She's just as worried about you as I am.
>>2134750>She's just as worried about you as I am.
>>2134750>>She's just as worried about you as I am.
>>2134750"Hey, look, Kid." You sit down next to Amy in a show of solidarity. "I understand why you're angry at her, and don't really agree with how she's handling you, either." "Then-""But." You cut Amy off by ruffling her hair. "I know she's just worried about you like I am. We both want to make sure you stay safe.""By keeping be locked up." Amy grunts. >Don't worry, I'm sure Lara will find plenty of ways to keep you entertained. >...you could always come with me.>Other
>>2134776>Other: "Don't worry, i will solve this problem so fast you won't even get bored. Besides Lara will be by your side."
>>2134776>Don't worry, I'm sure Lara will find plenty of ways to keep you entertained.
>>2134776>>Don't worry, I'm sure Lara will find plenty of ways to keep you entertained.>>Make a mental note to get Lara and Amy to tolerate each other.
>>2134776>>Don't worry, I'm sure Lara will find plenty of ways to keep you entertained.>What rumors are you talking bout, by the way?
>>2134776>Other: "I'll make sure to record punching out their ring leader so you can watch"
>>2134776>>Don't worry, I'm sure Lara will find plenty of ways to keep you entertained.
>>2134776>Other: I can get you the new Ace combat gameOr whatever is the macross version of it.
>>2134824Anything is better than her getting a B-word.As in boyfriend.
>>2134776"Don't worry, I'm sure Lara will find plenty of ways to keep you entertained." You laugh. "Besides, I won't be gone long. I'll get this mission done and be back in a flash.""Well..." Amy bites her lip. "Be careful, okay? Karla always creeps me out whenever I'm around her.""Hey, don't worry. She's a spook. I know how they work." You nod. "As long as our interests coincide, I don't have anything to fear from her.""Well... be careful anyways." Amy holds out her fist."Yeah, I'll be careful." You grin as you return her fist bump."So uh, you still go time before you gotta go, right?" Amy speaks up, her cheeks reddening."Yeah, I suppose so." You nod. "Something on your mind?""I was... um... thinking we could watch a movie before you go...?" Amy's voice grows quieter and quieter as goes on. "Sure!" You burst into laughter. It was the very least you could do for her. You just hope she had good taste in movies...>And that's it! As always, Macross will be back on Friday. Stay tuned for Frontier Knight in about half an hour!
>>2134825>BoyfriendI'd rather post a pineapple in a pilot quest.
>>2134835She wants to watch Indiana Jones and the crystal skull
>>2134845Or they decide to marathon bad movies so they can riff on them.
>>2134837Alright, I give. Would you mind explaining the pineapple joke? Google's fucking useless and I keep getting redirected to pages talking about Psych.
>>2134776>...you could always come with me.Scandalous
>>2134860Just a superstition about pineapples being harbingers of doom to pilots.
>>2134860Roy Focker, death pinneapple salad episode.That's all you neex
>>2134835Thanks for running Merc!SEE YOU NEXT DECULTURE!
>>2134860In the original Macross series, resident badass pilot Roy Fokker was mortally wounded. Instead of seeking medical attention, he went to visit his girlfriend who served him his favorite dish: pineapple salad.http://robotech.wikia.com/wiki/Pineapple_SaladIt's been a running gag since that if you give a Macross character a pineapple, it's a massive death flag.
>>2134920Hmm... Maybe I should go watch SDF Macross then. Cheers for the info.
>>2134926Nah is just one of those things companies do to give something to their fanbase. Also Macross didn't stopped doing it , such was the impact of Roy's death, so every time a pilot receives something with pineapple to it is a huge deathflag.
>>2134967Unless its pineapple cake