The Lighthouse War is over, but conflict still continues.With Erusea's defeat at the hands of the Osean Federation and the International United Nations, the imperial nation has splintered into a confusing mess of separatists, freedom fighters, warlords, rogue military factions, and those seeking to profit from the chaos. Worse, Erusea's many automated drone factories still remain intact, waiting for new masters to come to claim them.The Usean continent remains in crisis, and it's up to a new generation of pilots to face this next generation threat...---Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Unknown%20Sky%20Ace%20Combat%20QuestOther Quests: https://pastebin.com/KYvGiNasRules and Stats: https://pastebin.com/9XGwuWZx---You are MILLY, the "Red Tail", a Belkan Air Force pilot fighting for the IUN!It was a new day, and with a fresh wardrobe, it mean that it was time to meet up with Karla to start the investigations into Grunder and Neo One Belka while there was a lull in military ops. Goddamn, you were excited!However, when you get up, you suddenly remember that you had Vicky stay over at your place. You ended up...>Letting Vicky get the bed while you took the couch.>Sharing the bed.>It's kinda fuzzy, actually. >Other
>>4188302>Letting Vicky get the bed while you took the couch.
>>4188302>>Sharing the bed.Best quest, best girl Vicky. Best end.
>>4188302>>Letting Vicky get the bed while you took the couch.
>>4188302>It's kinda fuzzy, actually.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>4188302Well, your memory was kinda fuzzy actually...
>>4188351And that's when it started coming back to you. You and Vicky had practically stayed up all night playing your copy of COMBAT ACES like a pair of kids! You wake up right where you were sitting on the couch, the controller still clutched in your hands. You feel a weight on your shoulder, and see Vicky to your side. Whether by accident or design, she had fallen over and her head was no resting on your shoulder as she snored softly. Haaaaaa, she looked pretty cute like this. >Just enjoy the moment for a bit. >Wake up the sleepyhead.>Carefully get up and get some breakfast made.>Other
>>4188367>Carefully get up and get some breakfast made.
>>4188367>>Carefully get up and get some breakfast made.
>>4188367>Carefully get up and get some breakfast made.Time for Milly to become best butler.
>>4188367>>Carefully get up and get some breakfast made.Did we get the DLC that we’re totally never going to play ever?
>>4188367>Wake up the sleepyhead.Combat Aces is that game about if tanks were the only thing which decided if wars were won rgiht?
>>4188378We got the DLC that adds a Balkan Campaign at long last
>>4188381Or maybe it has SPACE PLANES and dogfights on the moon, or takes place in the oddly named world of Earth?
>>4188367You decide the least you could do was to get some breakfast made. The thing was, though, you didn't want to wake up Vicky. So you'd have to be very, VERY careful...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>4188391
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>4188391INITIATE BUTLER MODE
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>4188391
>>4188391You manage to slip out from under Vicky like a goddamn stealth fighter. She remains nicely sound asleep as you scuttle away from the living area and to the kitchen. Now, you didn't exactly stock anything too fancy in your apartment, but you did have the bare essentials, as well as a few things you had bought during the shopping spree. You dole out some simple bacon and eggs, but Uncle had taught you how to make a seriously mean plate of that stuff. All you needed was some cream, the right spices, and quite a bit of butter. As your little homemade breakfast starts to sizzle on the pan, the small begins to waft over into the living area, which begins to rouse Vicky from her slumber. "Smellsh goooooooooooooood." Vicky moans as she slowly comes to her senses, before practically falling off the couch and rolling on the floor like the klutz she is. >Come on, Vicky! You can do it!>Maybe you should just take the breakfast to her...>Other
>>4188408>>Maybe you should just take the breakfast to her...
>>4188408>Come on, Vicky! You can do it!She needs booze for her engine! Fetch the Vodka!
>>4188408>Come on, Vicky! You can do it!
>>4188408>>Come on, Vicky! You can do it!
>>4188408"Come on, Vicky! You can do it!" You call out encouragingly from the kitchen as you start offloading the eggs and bacon from the pan into a pair of plates. You make doubly sure to drizzle some of the leftover bacon grease in the pan over the eggs. Another little touch Uncle taught you."Cooooming!" Vicky groans as she finally manages to get back up to her feet and shuffles over to the kitchen counter. "Also, mrning, Milly.""Morning, Vicky." You grin as you slide one of the plates in front of her. "Sorry the sleeping arrangements didn't quite pan out.""Oh no, it's fine! Really!" Vicky assures you as she takes another deep sniff of the breakfast aroma. "Oh my gosh! It smells even better up close! I didn't know you could cook like this!""Yeah, well, you pick up a few skills here and there." You nod, feeling a bit of pride at Vicky's compliments. "Anyways," Vicky continues, somehow speaking as she starts shoveling eggs in to her mouth, "what's the plan for today?""Well, we gotta meet up with Karla, of course." You say."Yeah, but where?">At her house.>At the university.>At an office.>Other
>>4188470>>At her house.
>>4188470>At her house.
>>4188470>At an office.
>>4188470>>At the university.
>>4188470>>At an office
>>4188470"At her house, of course!" You wink. "It's probably the safest place in all of Dinsmark!" "O-okay." Vicky nods as she starts finishing up her breakfast. "This is suuuuuuper good!"That reminds you to start eating your own portion before it gets cold, and for the next few minutes, the apartment is filled with the sound of clinking silverware and plates. >Just enjoy the moment.>Ask Vicky what she thinks of Belka so far.>Ask her if she's anxious about meeting Karla.>Other
>>4188507>Ask Vicky what she thinks of Belka so far.Isn't it great??!?! Wouldn't it be great if it was even bigger??
>>4188507>Just enjoy the moment.
>>4188507>>Ask Vicky what she thinks of Belka so far.
>>4188507"So Vicky, what do you think of Belka so far?" You ask her."Well, it's kinda hard to judge from just one day." Vicky replies as she eagerly bites into a strip of bacon. "But it's definitely a lot warmer, that's for sure!""Hah, it's rare to see anyone consider this place warm, especially this far north!" You laugh. "But it definitely seems normal enough." Vicky continues. "You'd think from all of the stories people say about this place, that you're all nothing but a bunch of paranoid schemers who never go outside and constantly spy on each other.">All a bunch of BS, of course!>That's... not completely unwarranted.>Other
>>4188558>All a bunch of BS, of course!Osean Media Cannot be Trusted!
>>4188558>That's... not completely unwarranted.Case in point: Erwin.
>>4188558>That's... not completely unwarranted.
>>4188558>>All a bunch of BS, of course!
>>4188558>All a bunch of BS, of course!baka Vicky stop getting your news from the OBC, now help me go spy on a bunch of Belkans.
>>4188558>>All a bunch of BS, of course!Now let's go to Karla's place to investigate!
>>4188511Why you gotta be like that?
>>4188558>>That's... not completely unwarranted.Damn Belkan, they ruined Belka!>>4188571Also damn those pasta eating Ratians and their clay grubbing ways!
>>4188558"All a bunch of BS!" You harumph. "We do NOT spy on each other all the time!""Aren't we currently on a mission to spy on other Belkan-""IT'S ALL FAKE OBC NEWS!" You pout. "All right, all right, I get it." Vicky chuckles.The two of you then finish up breakfast and get yourselves cleaned up and changed. It a little longer than you would have liked due to Vicky insisting that she had to redo her twintails, having turned into a tangled mess overnight.It's a short cab ride over to Karla's house, and soon enough, the two of you are at the front door. You ring the doorbell."Sorry! I'm a little bit busy!" You hear Karla call out from inside. "The door's unlocked! Come on in!"You reach for the doorknob and freeze. If you knew that little brat Ellisa, she was planning an ambush the moment you entered!Huh, on that note, this would be the first time Vicky would seriously meet Ellisa in person. >Well you'd be ready!>Use Vicky as bait!>Other
>>4188586>Well you'd be ready!>tfw Vicky is barely taller than her
>>4188586>Use Vicky as bait!>>4188582Teamup with Ustio cousins to dab on the Rats when
>>4188586>Use Vicky as bait!
>>4188586>Well you'd be ready!
>>4188586>>Well you'd be ready!
>>4188586>>Use Vicky as bait!
>>4188586>>Use Vicky as bait!Rope a dope!
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>4188586...
>>4188623"After you, Vicky!" You say cheerfully as you open the door and step aside. "Oh, thanks, Milly!" Vicky smiles as she steps through the threshold.Suddenly, there's a loud SNAP as a tripwire is broken, releasing a large slingshot mounted just on the other side of the front door, launching a massive pillow directly at Vicky!"...eh?" Vicky pauses.>Get down, Vicky!>Take the hit for Vicky!>Make sure Vicky's sacrifice is not in vain!>Other
>>4188641>>Make sure Vicky's sacrifice is not in vain!
>>4188641>Make sure Vicky's sacrifice is not in vain!
>>4188641>>Take the hit for Vicky!
>>4188641>Get down, Vicky!
>>4188641You felt kinda bad about it, but Vicky was a necessary sacrifice. As the pillow slams into her face with out loud POMF, Vicky goes toppling backwards, and you see the little hellion Ellisa poking her head out from behind the interior door to observe the effects of her trap. She gasps when she realizes you hadn't fallen for it, and swiftly retreats farther into the house."Ahhhhh!! What's going on?!" Vicky wails, flailing as she tries to get the pillow off her face. No time to help her, though!>Chase after Ellisa!>Go tell on her to Karla!>Other
>>4188679>Chase after Ellisa!Red 1 in pursuit!
>>4188679>>Chase after Ellisa!
>>4188679>Chase after Ellisa!
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>4188679You move to chase after that little hellion! She's gotta pay for knocking down Vicky like that!Well, even though you had used Vicky as bait in the first place... she fired the first shot!>Roll 1d20
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>4188707
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>4188707
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>4188707Rolling
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>4188707
>>4188707Ellisa is fast, but you're much faster, closing the distance and grabbing the little twerp by the collar. "Gotcha! You little gremlin!" You cackle."No fair! You were using a human shield!" Ellisa whines as she struggles in your grip. "Says the twerp who bobby trapped the front door!" You counter. "Oh, so it looks like you two are getting along as always." Karla laughs lightly as she walks in, still wearing an apron. Was she cooking. "Where's your wingmate? I thought you said you were bringing her along- oh no."Karla sighs when she sees Vicky sprawled on the floor, the pillow still on top of her face. "Ellisa, you know that setting booby traps up is rude, especially when we have new people over." Karla tuts.You smugly nod when Karla turns her angry gaze to you. "And Milly, you shouldn't be using your wingmates as sacrificial pawns. I thought I taught you better than that!">...sorry. >I had no other choice!>It was an accident, I swear!>Other
>>4188726>I had no other choice!
>>4188726>>I had no other choice!This is one of the few times where we've gotten an upper hand on this kid.
>>4188726>>I had no other choice!
>>4188726>I had no other choice!Nuking Waldreich and letting Vicky take a pillow to the face were both necessary sacrifices.
>>4188726>I had no other choice!We are best cousin and we know Ellisa plays dirty!
>>4188726>>...sorry. >>I had no other choice!Sorry, Plane Mommy but we had no other choice for a counterattack
>>4188726"I had no other choice!" You protest. "Either way, somebody was gonna get smacked in the face with a pillow!""Honestly, what am I going to do with you two?" Karla tuts and shakes her head. She quickly walks over to Vicky, batting away the pillow and helping her up to her feet. "You okay?""Fine! I'm fine!" Vicky sputters. "O-oh! V-Valkyrie!" "You can just call me Karla." She laughs. "It's been a while since I've actually flown under that callsign, you know.""B-but-""Shhh." Karla shushes Vicky. "There will be plenty of time to talk later. Let's just get you inside, first!"Karla ushers Vicky into the house and closes the front door before leading you into the dining room. "Have you two already eaten? Do you want anything to drink?" Karla says as she casually grabs Ellisa by the collar and drags her off. "Heeeey!" Ellisa whines.>Some coffee would be nice!>We should get straight to business.>Other
>>4188774>other>Do you have any of that Yuke Vodka?
>>4188774>>We should get straight to business.
>>4188774>>We should get straight to business.We don't need Elly dragging us over to show off Karla's old flightsuit.
>>4188774>>Some coffee would be nice!
>>4188774>We should get straight to business.Do we get super secret Belkan Spy Gadgets like belt buckle phones, pen guns, or glasses with cyanide pills?
>>4188774"Let's get straight to business here." You grunt, taking a seat. "I guess you know the whole deal with Erwin and Annelise?" "Yeah, Uncle already filled me in." Karla nods. "Guess OB's been real busy all this this time.""And you can't have been just sitting back and letting it all play out, right?" You raise an eyebrow.Vicky meanwhile just looks between the both of you, unsure if she should speak up or not. "We know Grunder has been their main supplier, even with the leadership purge." Karla recounts. "Thing is, we never had the evidence to prove it, until they showed their hand in helping kick off the Lighthouse War."Karla leans back in her seat and sighs. "Grunder's main HQ is still in North Osea. That site is a bit out of our reach, but they have a branch facility just outside of Dinsmark." She explains further. "Something's gotten them all riled up now, and they're hiring local labor like crazy.""Are they building something?" You raise an eyebrow. "Or moving something?" Vicky wonders."That's what we need to know." Karla nods. "And the timing is too suspect. It may have something to do with this next plot Erwin was talking about." "So, we're going to infiltrate the Grunder facility." You frown. "Correction. You two are going to." Karla grins. "My face is a bit too well known in Grunder. But I think you two can slip under their radar."You can hear Vicky audibly gulp.>I'm in!>Sounds pretty dangerous...>Other
>>4188822>I'm in!So long as we get proper stylish disguises.
>>4188822>>I'm in!>>4188825Cute klutzy intern Vicky?
>>4188822"I'm in." You nod. "How about you, Vicky?"Y-yeah." Vicky nods as well. "So what do we do?""Well, Grunder is looking for three roles." Karla flips through several files on the table. "Office work, manual labor, and security.""Sounds like grunt level work." You frown."Grunt level work is the lowest security and the easiest to get in a hurry." Karla points out. "Anyways, office work can get you access to their files and records. Manual labor will get you an opportunity to see what they're actually storing in that site, and security could give you the run of the place.""Would security have a lot more scrutiny on it, though?" Vicky wonders."It would." Karla nods. "So that would be a bigger risk.""And, would we have to take the same roles?" Vicky wonders. "It might be a bit redundant if we do.""How would we back each other up otherwise?" You respond.>You and Vicky should stick together.>It'll be better to take different roles.>Other
>>4188858>It'll be better to take different roles.
>>4188858>You and Vicky should stick together.
>>4188858>>It'll be better to take different roles.
>>4188858"Yeah, it would be better if me and Vicky split up." You sigh. "Vicky, what do you want to do?""Y-you should pick first." Vicky insists.>Office work>Manual labor>Security>Other
>>4188891Hm, looks like it's rather late so we'll redo the vote on the next session on Saturday!
>>4188891>>Manual laborJanitors are pretty much invisible. Vicky should be try to get into office work.Hopefully they don't have to garotte any friendly security guards while on the sneaking mission.
>>4188891>>Manual laborJanitor or something like that seems best.
>>4188891>>Manual laborVicky would totally fit as an Office Worker.
>>4188891In the end, it was decided that you would disguise yourself as a laborer while Vicky would try to infiltrate the office area as a newly minted secretary. That way, you could try and dig up information from two different sides. And for the rest of the day, Karla and Ellisa spared no effort in giving you a complete makeover. Your normally messy hair was aggressively combed and brushed to be straight as rail before being tied back into a ponytail. A pair of thick rimmed glasses completed the set."There you go! You look like almost a completely different person!" Karla nods, looking proud of herself."Yep! Like a total neeeeerd!" Ellisa taunts. You glance at the mirror and tilt your head from side to side, trying to get a measure of your new look.>Doesn't look all that bad.>Holy crap, you DO look like a nerd!>Other
>>4190347>>Holy crap, you DO look like a nerd!
>>4190347>Holy crap, you DO look like a nerd!
>>4190347>Doesn't look all that bad.
>>4190347>Holy crap, you DO look like a nerd!The ponytail is good though.
>>4190347>>Doesn't look all that bad.
>>4190347"Goddamn, I DO look like a nerd." You groan. "That's a good thing!" Karla laughs. "This isn't a beauty contest! The entire point of this is so that people don't recognize you!""Yeah, yeah, I get it." You mumble.However, you hear Ellisa snickering. Unfortunately, she was hiding behind Karla so you couldn't reach over to strangle the little twerp."S-so am I wearing this right?"Vicky then enters, wearing a blouse with jacket and a pencil skirt. Black pantyhose and high heels completed the effect.>You totally look the part!>Dang, it's weird seeing you dress like that. >Hot>Other
>>4190496>You totally look the part!
>>4190496>>You totally look the part!
>>4190496>>You totally look the part!Resist effort to grope the OL...>>4189011I'm surprised no one seems to have caught that reference.
>>4190515The real question is what the denier rating is for those pantyhose.
>>4190496>You totally look the part!>HotLow whistle. Resist urge to grope.
>>4190496"You totally look the part!" You give the thumbs up. "Um. th-thanks." Vicky blushes a bit."All right, now that you both can get the look down, it's time for the actual work." Karla lays a map out on the table, which was obviously a layout of the Grunder facility."Now, Vicky's job is easy enough. All their administrative functions are concentrated in this one building." Karla notes on a large building. "Milly, yours is gonna be a little more complicated."Karla points to other more open sections of the map."The facility is pretty damn big. There's a port facility that handles the majority of the cargo going in and out. Over here on the south end is a row of secure hangars. Impossible to tell what's in them from the outside. Finally, there's a big boneyard to the east where they dispose of a lot of discarded equipment. May not be much, but that area has next to no security.">Port>Hangars>Boneyard>Other
>>4190596>>BoneyardI somewhat hope that Grunder isn't so stupid as to scrap things without wiping out all the important data from the equipment.
>>4190596>PortWe just need shipping manifests.
>>4190605Assuming they aren't fudging them of course
>>4190596"Guess I'll take the port." You shrug."Okay, it's all decided, then." Karla nods. "W-wait!" Vicky stammers. "What if something goes wrong? What do we do?""You both will get emergency transmitters." Karla explains. "They won't broadcast until you turn them, so a regular security check shouldn't be able to spot them. However, they sure as hell will notice when you turn them on.""And what's gonna happen when we make that call?" You wonder."Well, I got an old friend who can provide some on demand air support if things get real bad." Karla nods."Huh?" Vicky blinks.Wait, she can't mean->Oh god no, not Amy.>Guess we're in good hands, then.>Other
>>4190651>Guess we're in good hands, then.At least Amy gets the opportunity to attack a Belkan facility.
>>4190651>>Oh god no, not Amy.
>>4190651>Oh god no, not Amy.
>>4190651>>Oh god no, not Amy."You said 'Air Support', not 'Collateral Damage!'"
>>4190651>>Oh god no, not Amy.NOOOO!!!!
>>4190651>Oh god no, not Amy.There won't be anything left to find if we have to call her in.
>>4190651>>Oh god no, not Amy.When "Danger, Close" is anywhere from 2 to 5 miles.
>>4190651"You said 'air support', not 'collateral damage'!" You gasp. "You of all people should know that if Amy comes in, there won't be anything left standing! Including us!""Come on, Amy isn't THAT sloppy." Karla waves off your concern. "She's just really enthusiastic! That's all!""Why can't we just have Lara or Lilian come?" You groan. "Because WCS is too big to be able to move around quietly, and Grunder's been keeping an eye on them for a long time now." Karla tuts. "And they'd notice if they tried to send assets to Belka. Lilian, meanwhile, is still busy managing reconstruction efforts in Usea, so she's out, too!""This is gonna suck." You sigh."U-um, is Magnet really that bad?" Vicky blinks.>Yes! She's a flying war crime waiting to happen!>Yes! She's Ustian!>Well, not really.>Other
>>4190722>Yes! She's a flying war crime waiting to happen!Ustians, while a fake country, are still our erring cousins. The issue is her leveling an entire industrial complex with all hands.
>>4190722>>Yes! She's a flying war crime waiting to happen!So tempted by the Ustian option...
>>4190722>Well, not really.You obviously never been on the receiving end of her
>>4190722>>Well, not really.>>OtherYou need to keep in mind that she only has two settings, "Safe" and "FIRE EVERYTHING UNTIL IT'S A HOLE IN THE GROUND"
>>4190722>>Yes! She's a flying war crime waiting to happen!
>>4190722>>Yes! She's Ustian!
>>4190722"Yes! She's a flying war crime waiting to happen!" You yelp. "She has no concept for subtlety or target selection!""R-really?!" Vicky gulps "So we're totally going to get fragged if we call her in?""Highly likely.""You'll be fiiiiiiiiiine." Karla waves you off. "If you really need it, I can arrange for Jager and Tarin to be on standby too, to help you extract.""Are they busy?" You raise an eyebrow."They're both basically pulling guard duty right now, so they're not doing anything too major." Karla explains. >I'll feel better with the extra assistance.>Nah, you'll probably need them more than we do.>Other
>>4190810>Nah, you'll probably need them more than we do.
>>4190810>>4190810>>Nah, you'll probably need them more than we do.
>>4190810>I'll feel better with the extra assistance.
>>4190810>>I'll feel better with the extra assistance.
>>4190810>Nah, you'll probably need them more than we do.I mean we can't just Strip the fort. We just won't get caught. Simple as.
>>4190826Sorry about the double tap!
>>4190810>>Nah, you'll probably need them more than we do.Remember that NOB is still targeting Karla.
>>4190810>>Nah, you'll probably need them more than we do.
>>4190722>Yes! She's a flying war crime waiting to happen!>>4190810>Nah, you'll probably need them more than we do.
>>4190810"Nah, you'll probably need them more than we do." You shake your head. "Got it. Trusting Amy it is, then!" Karla grins. "Looks like it's all set! We'll send it the paperwork and you two will be ready to work as soon as tomorrow!">Great! Let's get this going!>Can't we hang out for a little bit first?>Other
>>4190862>Great! Let's get this going!
>>4190862>>Can't we hang out for a little bit first?
>>4190862>>Great! Let's get this going!
>>4190862>Can't we hang out for a little bit first?
>>4190862"Great! Let's get this going!" You say."All right, then we all better get some rest." Karla says grimly. "Are you going to be staying over or going back to your apartment?""Oh no, we couldn't possibly impose on you like that!" Vicky gasps.>Guess we'll head back.>Staying over, of course!>Other
>>4190943>Guess we'll head back.
>>4190943>>Guess we'll head back.
>>4190943>Guess we'll head back.We don't wanna risk seeing that old pilot suit.
>>4190943>>Staying over, of course!
>>4190943>Guess we'll head back.>>4190951Heh
>>4190943"Guess we'll head back." You sigh. "Was nice hanging with you, Karla.""Come back any time!" Karla laughs. "Maybe you'll run into Amy, too!""Oh noooooooo." You shake your head. "Come on, it'll be fun!" Karla teases."See you lateeeeeer!" You say as you quickly make your way out of the door. "Ellisa! Be sure to behave yourself!""Says the person who uses their own wingmate as a shield!" Ellisa retorts. "D-did you really do that on purpose?" Vicky whimpers.>Well, yeah...>Don't believe her LIES!>Other
>>4190982>>Don't believe her LIES!
>>4190982>Don't believe her LIES!
>>4190978Milly wouldn't want her ideal image of her hero to be tarnished with the knowledge that she wore something that revealing.
>>4190982>>Don't believe her LIES!Naaaw
>>4190982"Don't believe her LIES!" You tell Vicky as you swiftly lead her out of the house. You and Vicky both give one more farewell wave to Karla and Ellisa as you leave. Out in front, you could see Jager already waiting on the street in a nondescript sedan. You got the feeling this wasn't the car the family drove around in. "Anywhere in particular you want to go to?" Jager asks. >Just head back to the apartment.>You should check up on Bandit and Misono.>Go see Erwin and Annelise again.>Pay the Professor a visit.>Other
>>4191032>Go see Erwin and Annelise againThe Professor is also a good option. But i feel a prison break is inevitable so working on these two while able is prbly a good idea.
>>4191032>>Pay the Professor a visit.
>>4191032"Take us to the university!" You tell him. "I want Vicky to meet the Professor!""All right." Jager nods. "Strap in."Both you and Vicky head into the backseat and the car lurches forward, navigating through the residential streets. "So, this Professor you're talking about... it's Detlef Fleisher, right?" Vicky whispers. "Rot 1 himself?""The one and only!" You nod with a grin. "Ah erm, is it um..." Vicky pauses. "Is it okay to mention the Belkan War around him? I know some veterans are bit touchy about that...">Oh no, he doesn't mind at all.>Best not to talk about it.>Other
>>4191068>Other>Its ok. Just you know, don't mention *Them*
>>4191068>Oh no, he doesn't mind at all.He'll just start talking about national pride and how he doesn't like people who fight for money still.
>>4191068>>Oh no, he doesn't mind at all.
>>4191068>>Best not to talk about it.While he's a perfectly rational guy, the war isn't something he'd rather talk about.
>>4191068>Oh he doesn't mindI'll just change to support this. Milly and the Prof can nerd out together if Vicky mentions it
>>4191068"Oh no he doesn't mind at all." You assure her. "I think he's largely gotten over it, more or less. Plus, you aren't a mercenary, so he shouldn't have any issues with you!""T-that feels like a very low bar to set." Vicky mumbles. The University isn't too far away, so the drive is rather short. Since it was the middle of the day now, you could see some students moving back and forth across the campus, through it was largely empty. Most people were probably already in class or something.Regardless, nobody gives you or Vicky a second look as you make your way over to the Professor's office. "Hey Prof! You there?" You ask as you knock on his office door. "Milly? Come in!" You hear his muffled voice. As you open the door, you see the Professor turn to greet you and does a double take. "Milly! You certainly look... different." Oh crap, you were still in your disguise! You just remembered!>Oh, um, just trying a new look out!>Going be doing some super secret stuff!>Other
>>4191116>Oh, um, just trying a new look out!
>>4191116>Oh, um, just trying a new look out!It wouldn't be right to get him involved
>>4191116>Going be doing some super secret stuff!>Other
>>4191116>>Oh, um, just trying a new look out!
>>4191116"Oh, um." You pause, trying to figure out the best way to answer. "I'm just trying a new look right now! How is it?"You then do a little spin around on your heel to show off a bit."Is that all?" The Professor glances at you, not fully convinced, but he doesn't push any further. "Yep!" You say quickly. "I see." The Professor then turns his gaze to Vicky. "Is military life so comfortable now that you can get your own personal secretary?""She's just a friend of mine, Prof!" You laugh. "This is Vicky! It's her first time in Belka, so I wanted to show her around!""H-hi." Vicky mumbles as she waves weakly."Hello there." The Professor nods. "I take it you are her new wingmate?""That's right." Vicky nods. "A-and I have to say, it's an honor being in the presence of a respected veteran like you!"You can see the barest hints of an amused smile on the Professors face as he hears Vicky's words."You know, there was a time where I would let a compliment like that go straight to my head." He chuckles. "Still, it is rather reassuring to know there are still people who know of me.""Who wouldn't?" Vicky gushes. "You're Rot 1! One of the most famous aces from the Belkan War!""There others more accomplished than I." The Professor tries to brush off the compliment. "I'm sure you wouldn't be interested in a simple teacher like me.""But you're Milly's teacher, right? That's more than enough to respect you!" Vicky insists. "I can tell she learned a lot from you!">Come on now, you're embarrassing the both of us!>Heh, keep the compliments coming!>Other
>>4191147>Heh, keep the compliments coming!
>>4191147>>Heh, keep the compliments coming!
>>4191147>Heh, keep the compliments coming!All praise be to the Teach
>>4191147"Haha, please Vicky, keep the compliments rolling!" You laugh. "I haven't ever seen you get so excited over something!""She's certainly very energetic." The Professor smiles and nods. "And knowledgeable, too. Th Belkan War is such a distant memory in most peoples' minds, and many today would much rather forget."Well those people are wrong!" Vicky insists. "I-I would very much like to hear some pointers Rot Lead himself!""Well then, I suppose you've come to the right place, then." The Professor smiles. "All right, Vicky. Come closer. Perhaps you can be a better student than Milly ever was...>And that's it for tonight! Next thread will be on Friday, so don't miss it!
>>4191181Thanks for the run merc.
>>4191181Thanks for running Merc!
>>4191181>Perhaps you can be a better student than Milly ever was...Thanks for the run, chief.
>>4191181Thanks for running, Merc!Hopefully we won't need to have an A-10C level the facility.
>>4191190At least not until we've gotten as much info as we can.
>>4191190Maybe we won't need one if we're careful about it. Who knows, maybe our infiltration job as a labourer gives us access to Grunder's logistical powered exoskeletons?
>>4192771I dunno, feels like it would be a lot easier to escape using a Power Loader from Aliens compared to the more mundane logistical exoskeletons.
>>4191181"Come on newbie! Pick up the pace!" The foreman barks at you like a drill sergeant in basic. "I can get these crates loaded up two hours ago in my sleep!""I'm working on it!" You bark back. "Not my fault they made the controls for this thing so damn complicated!""Have you even driven a forklift before?!" The foreman groans. "Um, y-yeah!" You flatly lie. Come on, you fly mulitmillion dollar warplanes for a living! A forklift should be easy, right?Well, evidently now."I knew it was a bad idea to hire all these temps." The foreman shakes his head. Your infiltration of Grunder's Dinsmark branch had more or less gone off without a hitch. However, things so far were a bit... dull. You had to spend a couple of days getting oriented to the work and the layout of the facility. You really hadn't had the chance to do some serious snooping just yet.However, what you were able to gather from the general mood and your surface level observations was that Grunder was trying to move product out of the facility and fast. Virtually all of your work involved loading containers onto waiting cargo ships and hardly any offloading at all. You were getting the feeling this was some sort of disguised evacuation, or they were shipping out a ton of material and supplies for... something. Either way, all of this was pretty damn suspicious. "Ugh, whatever, just make sure this container gets to Pier 2!" The foreman groans, distracted by a crash as two other forklifts collide with each other. "Goddamnit, why couldn't we make drone forklifts first..."With the foreman's diverted, you quickly take the chance to putt your forklift away to avoid any more angry lectures on the finer points of forklift handing. While your destination was Pier 2, you had suspicions it wasn't processing particularly important cargo, given how security was pretty much nonexistent. Meanwhile, Pier 1 was guarded to the teeth, with round the clock surveillance and patrols. You hadn't yet been able to get close to that area.Maybe if you "accidentally" got misrouted there, things could change...>Head to Pier 2 as instructed.>Try to sneak into Pier 1.>Other
>>4201024>Head to Pier 2 as instructed.
>>4201024>Try to sneak into Pier 1.
>>4201024>>Try to sneak into Pier 1.
>>4201024You decide that now was a good time to get "lost" and you turn your forklift towards Pier 1. Already, you could see there was a small security checkpoint at the front of the pier, which fed into a pair of large cargo ships docked just off the shore. The checkpoint only consisted of a guard station manned by a single guard. Considering the queue of forklifts and trucks lined up at the checkpoint, it looked like the guard wasn't taking particular care in checking their papers, just taking cursory glances and waving them through. Maybe you could actually bluff your way past him. Then again, with all these vehicles carrying valuable cargo packed so closely together, a little "accident" could cause enough of an opening for you to slip in unnoticed...>Try to bluff your way past.>Stage a little accident.>Other
>>4201109>Try to bluff your way past.
>>4201109>Try to bluff your way pastLet's not give someone a broken spine if we can avoid it. Also they probably have cameras so they may notice us doing a prank
>>4201109>>Try to bluff your way past.I just hope Vicky's end is going well.
>>4201109You line up the queue of cargo vehicles, waiting as the line slowly crawls ever forward...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>4201183
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>4201183
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>4201183
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>4201183
>>4201183Finally, it's your turn in the queue. You simply hold up your shipping paper like the drivers in front of you have done. The beleaguered guard simply takes one look at the paper and waves you through, not even bothering to give it a closer inspection.And just like that, you're in! As you drive your forklift through the area near Pier 1, you notice three immediate areas of interest. First was the yard, where all of the cargo containers were held until they were ready to load onto the ships. They weren't necessarily being guarded, but the area was still rather open and busy. On the pier itself, you there were the cargo ships themselves. You could try sneaking into them. It would definitely be more private inside.Finally, there was the harbormaster's office tucked to the side. That was where all the important files and shipping manifests would be kept to manage the cargo loading. There was a fairly heavy guard presence, but it was also a flurry of activity. Perhaps you could find an opportunity to slip inside!>Head for the yard.>Head for the ships.>Head for the office.>Other
>>4201238>>Head for the ships.
>>4201238>Head for the yard.Vicky probably has better access to paperwork.
>>4201238>Head for the ships.
>>4201238You decide to head over to the docked cargo ships. You park your forklift to the side and walk down the pier. You wouldn't have long before your foreman notices you were missing. You kinda wonder how things with Vicky were going. You were tempted to hail her on your radio, but you had to remind yourself that was for emergencies only, as Grunder's security forces would likely notice it. So you keep moving forward towards the docked ship. On one ship, you could see numerous smaller containers. The type that were normally loaded on to trucks and train cars. On the other, you could see clearly that it was carrying oversize cargo. Equipment covered in heavy tarps that you couldn't identify from this distance. >Check the ship with the normal size cargo.>Check the ship with the oversize cargo.>Other
>>4201283>Check the ship with the normal size cargo.
>>4201283>>Check the ship with the oversize cargo.
>>4201283>Check the ship with the oversize cargo.Mystery boxes!
>>4201283>>Check the ship with the normal size cargo.
>>4201283Changing: >>4201294to>>Check the ship with the oversize cargo.
>>4201283The oversized cargo was what got your attention. However, as you head down the pier, you notice a pair of guards guarding the gangplank leading up to the ship. However, they didn't look particularly alert or dangerous. You look to your side and see a bunch of smaller boxes. If you grabbed one, you could pretend you were making a delivery or something. Then again, you also notice a nearby crane winching cargo directly onto the ship. Perhaps you could hitch a ride on that cargo instead. Alternatively, the ship's massive mooring cables gave you a point of entry by shimmying up them, even if was a bit exposed.Or, well, you could just do this manually and jump the guards. Neither of them looked particularly tough...>Bluff your way through.>Sneak in through the crane.>Sneak in on the mooring cables.>Fight your way through.>Other
>>4201353>>Bluff your way through.If this fails, we could always say we were lost.
>>4201353>Bluff your way through.
>>4201353>Bluff our waythrough hIt has carried us this far
>>4201353>>Bluff your way through.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>4201353You guess bluffing was going to be your best bet in this situation. You pick up one of the random boxes and start walking over the gangplank as casually as you can...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>4201390
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>4201390
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>4201390
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>4201390
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>4201390
>>4201394Did the people accidentally give us something super important to carry around (papers, cargo, tools,etc.)?
>>4201408You see we randomly picked up *that* package
>>4201390As you head up to the gangplank, you see the two guards turn their attention to. One of them nods to the other, who looks a lot younger than him."H-halt!" The younger guard stammers. "This ship is a restricted area and off limits to unauthorized personnel! Please leave the area!""You're still too nice!" His senior barks. "If you want to make it as a guard, you gotta be MEAN! Give them a reason to respect you!""S-sir!" The younger guard salutes. "Anyways, what is it this time?" The older guard grumbles as he focuses on you. "It's not often we get foot deliveries.""Well, this is very special and sensitive cargo." You say. "Is it? Nobody told me." The veteran guard frowns. "Well, because it's special and sensitive, of course!" You point out. "So sensitive, it can't be put on official record. You understand?""Oh, I see. I see." The veteran guard's eyes light up. "A special mission, is it?""Yup! Might even be a merit for you if things turn out right!" You wink, homing in on the veteran guard's apparent interest."Well then, you're free to go!" The veteran guard nods and steps aside."P-please watch your step!" The rookie guard warns you as you head up the gangplank.Too easy. Now you had more or less free run of the ship. You could try getting a peek at the equipment stored on the top of the deck, but it was pretty open and easy to see. Anyways, the more important stuff should be stored belowdecks in the cargo hold, right? There was also the bridge. Maybe you could find out where this ship was headed, actually.>Inspect the deck.>Head to the cargo hold.>Head to the bridge.>Other
>>4201423>Head to the cargo hold.>"H-halt!" The younger guard stammers. "This ship is a restricted area and off limits to unauthorized personnel! Please leave the area!">"You're still too nice!" His senior barks. "If you want to make it as a guard, you gotta be MEAN! Give them a reason to respect you!"Heh, I saw what you did there, Merc!
>>4201423>>Head to the cargo hold.
>>4201423>Head to the cargo hold.We do have cargo
>>4201423>>Head to the cargo hold.Won't hurt to see what's up.
>>4201423>Head to the cargo hold.
>>4201423You decide to head down belowdecks to see what was being stored in the cargo hold. Thankfully, there wasn't much crew present on the ship, and the few that you encountered paid you no heed.Finally, you reach the main cargo hold, where you you pause as you see what is stored inside.Rocket boosters. Not the type for weapons or anything. However, you do vaguely recall that these were the detachable boosters typically used to help spacecraft reach orbit before being discarded. Why would Grunder be shipping these out? Were they trying to launch something into space?You got the feeling that your presence was going to be missed soon. But there was still so much you could find out here.>Investigate the deck.>Investigate the bridge.>You better head back before your cover is blown.>Other
>>4201466>>Investigate the bridge.
>>4201466>Investigate the deck.
>>4201466>>Investigate the deck.
>>4201466>Investigate the bridge.
Rolled 10, 17, 18 = 45 (3d20)>>4201466You decide to head up to the deck to snoop just a bit more. You need some more clues to piece together!>Roll 1d20
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>4201511ACE DETECTIVE Time
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>4201511
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>4201511
>>4201511You clamber up to the deck in order to see what's stocked up there. Whatever it was, it was pretty damn big. Too big to really fit in the cargo hold. You look around and don't see anybody nearby, so you take a look beneath the tarp. And what you see is a rocket powered launch sled. The type they used to launch payloads into space before the Space Elevator was built. A rocket sled, and rocket boosters. They were definitely trying to launch something! But what?Suddenly, you hear a commotion coming from the pier. You peek over the side of the ship and you could see your foreman and a small team of guards hustling down the pier towards the pair of guards at the gangplank. Shit, were they on to you?>You still got some time. Check out the bridge!>Try to bluff your way out of this.>Hide and wait for an opening to sneak off. >Leap overboard.>Other
>>4201531>>Hide and wait for an opening to sneak off.
>>4201531>Hide and wait for an opening to sneak off.
>>4201531>>Try to bluff your way out of this.I'm suspecting that they're wanting to launch a drone deployment system in space.
>>4201531>Hide and wait for an opening to sneak off.They gonna knock a satellite down?
>>4201545>>4201549Maybe it's a satellite that launches nukes?
Rolled 18, 1, 19 = 38 (3d20)>>4201531Shit! You quickly dash for a pile of crates and hide behind them as the foreman and the guards start marching up the gangplank. All you needed was the right opening...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>4201567Cardboard Box?
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>4201567
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>4201567
>>4201573>>4201570I think we got the large cardboard box to hide in.
>>4201570>>4201573>>4201574Trust the box.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>4201567
>>4201574It must be Calvin's transmogrifier.
>>4201574Belkan packaging is generous
>>4201574>boxes filled with the long thought to be lost prototype Belkan Military Rations that taste good, are good for you, and last forever.
>>4201567You quickly take cover behind some cardboard boxes as the guards practically walk past you to head into the depths of the ship. You then quickly take the chance to dash straight to the gangplank, which was now completely unguarded. Perfect!Well, not completely perfect. There was the possibility that your cover was blown. Should you make your escape? Try to make contact with Vicky? Maybe they were just looking for you and weren't necessarily suspicious...>Better get back to Pier 2 so you can keep your cover.>Better go make contact with Vicky.>You better bug out while you have the chance.>Other
>>4201591>Better get back to Pier 2 so you can keep your cover.Time to go incognito.
>>4201591>Better get back to Pier 2 so you can keep your cover.We cannot let them know we are onto them
>>4201591>You better bug out while you have the chance.
>>4201591>>Better get back to Pier 2 so you can keep your cover.
>>4201591>Better get back to Pier 2 so you can keep your cover.
>>4201591You decide to return to your forklift and hoof it over to Pier 2. Hopefully you'd be able to talk your way out of this if you ended up being where you were supposed to be.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>4201613
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>4201613
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>4201613
>>4201616>>4201618>>4201620Looks like our boss could chew us out for being late.Maybe Vicky is having an easier time?
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>4201613
>>4201613You quickly hoof your forklift over to Pier 2 to deliver your cargo. You fill out the necessary paperwork and wait for the foreman to arrive.And sure enough, the foreman returns, but he still has the troupe of security guards with him. Well shit. Unfortunately, they've already gotten a lock on you, so running was just going to tip them off. "You!" The foreman points directly at you. "Can you tell me why the hell you were on the WRONG GODDAMN pier for over half an hour!? You better have a good goddamn excuse!"Oh boy, sounded like he was pretty damn angry. >I got totally lost. >Sorry, guess I heard you wrong. >The hell are you talking about? I was here the whole time!>Other
>>4201648>I got totally lost.
>>4201648>The hell are you talking about? I was here the whole time!>OtherThe Guards think we are on a secret mission. All we gotta do is hint that our supervisor isn't on the need to know list
>>4201648>>I got totally lost.
>>4201648>>I got totally lost."I got in the wrong line and panicked and then got lost trying to get out! I'm sorry! I'll resign immediately to save you the trouble, I'm not cut out for this!
>>4201648>I got totally lost.>>4201656That just sounds fishy.
Rolled 20, 20, 2 = 42 (3d20)>>4201648...
>>4201675How does she do it everytime???
>>4201676Best Butler? She's the main character? Luck?
>>4201675"Sorry, I got totally lost." You shrug. "Yeah, well, you know what? It's time for you to GET LOST!" The foreman yells. "I'm not gonna tolerate any more fuckups from you! You're fired! Get your ass outta here!""Fine! The pay was shit, anyways!" You huff as you march towards the exit, a couple of security guards hanging close behind you as you leave. You're promptly booted from the facility and left out at the front. You pause briefly to wonder what to do next when a very, VERY fancy sedan pulls up to you. The window then rolls down and Vicky pokes her head out. "Hey, Milly!" She says happily."Vicky?!" You blink. "What are you doing here?""Mission accomplished! I got some nice intel!" Vicky gives you the thumbs up. "And I managed to borrow this car, as well! A Nordenvannic import, too!""Um, great?" You pause. "How the hell did you get it, anyways?""It's a long story." Vicky coughs, her face flushing pink a bit. "Come on, let's get out of here before they get suspicious!" You quickly hop into the passenger seat and Vicky drives off. "So where do we head?" Vicky asks. "Karla's place or back to the base?">Head for Karla's place.>Head for the base.>Other
>>4201688>>Head for Karla's place.
>>4201688>Head for the base.Just in case someone's tailing us.Also talk about eac other's day like a married couple.
>>4201688>>Head for the base.
>>4201688>>4201688 >Head for the base.The car may have a tracker. Don't lead them to Karlas
>>4201688>Head for the base.
I'm guessing that she may have had to seduce someone to borrow this car, though how she managed to do so with her figure/build...
>>4201706I'm pretty sure Milly is flatter iirc
>>4201688"Let's head back to the base." You say. "Better get all our intel reported.""Sure thing!" Vicky nods. "Um, are we being tailed?""Doesn't look like it." You shake your head as you glance through the rear window. "Looks like we're in the clear.""Cool!" Vicky smiles. "So, how did things go on your end?""Buncha crap." You grunt as you lean back in your seat. "But I did manage to catch a glimpse of what they were trying to ship out of the facility. Rocket sleds and boosters. "Really? That's weird." Vick blinks. "Most launch sites were decommissioned after the Space Elevator was built.""Yeah, I can't make heads or tails of it, either." You shake your head. "What did you find out, Vicky?""Well, I'm not 100% sure of the details, but I managed to pull a lot of Grunder's classified files before they wiped their servers!" Vicky grins as she holds up a data drive. "All we have to do is plug in back at base and see what's in it!""Sounds like plan-" You pause when you hear a distressingly familiar sound.The distinct, high pitched whine of drone engines.Suddenly, there's an explosion in the distance, and the shockwave hits a few seconds later, rattling the entire car and causing Vicky to swerve to the side and hit the brakes."W-w-w-what was that?!" Vicky whimpers, reverting back to her nervous self."Nothing good." You feel you stomach drop. That explosion was coming from the direction of the base!Seems like One Belka and Grunder weren't playing around anymore...>And that's it for tonight! We'll continue the thread on Saturday, so stay tuned!
>>4201756And as always, I check the thread just as it finishes. Thanks for running.
>>4201756Thanks for running Merc!
>>4201756By the time you and Vicky reach the base, the attack was well already underway. Drones were zipping back and forth over the area as the air defenses and fighters tried to fend them off. Bullet tracers and missile smoke trails crisscrossed through the sky as Dinsmark became a battlefield."W-w-what do we do?!" Vicky gulps. >You need to get to HQ to get an idea of what's going on!>Get to the prison wing! They must be trying to spring Erwin and the other prisoners free!>Get to the hangars, you need to get into the air!>Other
>>4203734>Get to the prison wing! They must be trying to spring Erwin and the other prisoners free!Expect the worst
>>4203734>Get to the Prison wing
>>4203734>Get to the prison wing! They must be trying to spring Erwin and the other prisoners free!
>>4203734>>Get to the prison wing! They must be trying to spring Erwin and the other prisoners free!I hope there's a weapon on us, or in this car that can deal with UGVs or people.
>>4203734>>Get to the hangars, you need to get into the air!
>>4203734"We gotta get to the prison wing! They must be trying to spring the prisoners!" You tell Vicky."B-but we're pilots! Not soldiers!" Vicky stammers. "And we're not even armed!" "We're just going to go to make sure they're still there!" You assure her. "Go!"Vicky stamps down the pedal, plowing the sedan through the base's front gate."Sorry!" Vicky yells out the window as the bewildered gate guards are still trying to figure out what's going on. Meanwhile, the interior of the base itself was chaos as personnel were rushing to battle stations. Vehicles of all types were moving back and forth to get to where they were needed. Supply trucks, tankers, AA vehicles, transports, and more. It was a gigantic mess. Suddenly, a stray missile comes down and slams into the one of the hangars. Not yours, thankfully, but you're not sure if there was anything in it. "W-we shouldn't be in the open!" Vicky wails. "It's the fastest route!" You tell her as the sedan swerves to avoid random fire. >Just gotta blitz through runway!>Weave through the buildings to stay in cover!>Other
>>4203843>Just gotta blitz through runway!
>>4203843>Weave through the buildings to stay in cover!I hope she's a good driver.
>>4203843>Weave through the buildings to stay in cover!
>>4203843>>Weave through the buildings to stay in cover!
>>4203843>>Just gotta blitz through runway!
>>4203843>Just gotta blitz through runway!Erwiiin
>>4203843"Fine! Take it from here!" You yell to Vicky.Vicky immediately veers the sedan towards the main complex of buildings that served as the main hub of the base. There was plenty of cover there to stay out of sight of the drones, as well as to serve as shields against any potential incoming fire. However, it feels like an eternity as Vicky maneuvers through the winding streets, alleys, and backed up traffic. Meanwhile, the air battle above still raged. You catch sight of Bandit and Misono's F-15s in the sky as well, trying to help the local fighters fend off the drones. "M-Milly!" Vicky yelps as she slams on the brakes. You turn your attention forward, where you could see a procession of people being led out of the prison wing. It looked like civilians and base staff being hastily evacuated into a transport truck. However, you immediately catch Erwin among the group.The bastards were getting away!Your first thought is to call the MPs, but seeing that there were MPs and security guards among the people evacuating the prisoners, they might already be infiltrated. However, you DID still have the emergency transmitter...>Ram and disable their getaway vehicle.>Warn Bandit and Misono about what's happening.>Time to... call in Amy.>Other
>>4203895>Ram and disable their getaway vehicle.Only we can catch him! Vicky, engage Ramming speed!
>>4203895>Time to... call in Amy.
>>4203895>>Time to... call in Amy.
>>4203895>>OtherAnyway to call it in? Check if they really are being evacuated to another secure area?If not, then>Time to... call in Amy.ACTIVATE IT.
>>4203895>>Ram and disable their getaway vehicle.
Guys no. We need the prisoner alive and the base intact. Don't use Amy. it's gonna be disastrous
>>4203918Not to mention all the good guys we may blow up with iron bombs. Wheres the advantage ?
>>4203895>Ram and disable their getaway vehicle.
>>4203918>>4203925Welp, changing my vote >>4203909 to>>4203895>>Ram and disable their getaway vehicle.
>>4203895"Ram them, Vicky!" "W-what?!" Vicky blanches. "D-did you hear what you just said?""We can't let them get away!" You insist. "We just need to knock out their getaway vehicle!""This is going to suuuuuuuck!" Vicky whimpers as she stamps down on the accelerator.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>4203976Here comes the snow!
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>4203976
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>4203976
>>4203976The impact rattles the entire vehicle with a loud CRUNCH as you're jerked forward from the momentum, only held back by your seatbelt. The airbag immediately deploys right into you and Vicky's faces as an extra measure of protection. You quickly recover and push the rapidly deflating airbag aside, and are glad to see that the impact had crushed the front axle of the truck inwards, making it next to impossible to drive. The front of the sedan looked surprisingly intact, through. Did it have camouflaged armor? That seemed really handy. Suddenly, you hear more thumping as bullets impact the side of the sedan in rapid succession, thus confirming the sedan was in in fact armored."Aaaaaah, they're shooting at us!" Vicky wails. >Reverse and get us outta here!>Run those assholes over!>Other
>>4204018>>Reverse and get us outta here!
>>4204018>Run those assholes over!
>>4204018>>Reverse and get us outta here!Time to hotfoot it out of here.
>>4204018>Run those assholes over!Is Vicky secretly a super spy, or something? She has a nice suit, a cool car with hidden features, etc.All we need are hidden weapon systems.
>>4204018>>Reverse and get us outta here!Go go go! Your job is done here and it's time to get ready to fly!
>>4204028Don't forget she managed to get a hold of this car through her charisma.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>4204018Looks like we've got a tie so we'll have to roll it off!1. Escape2. Fight
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>4204057Vicky immediately puts the sedan in reverse and stamps down the accelerator, pulling the car away from the now very angry One Belka infiltrators. You're not sure where Erwin was in the mess, but you didn't have the opportunity to pick him out...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>4204064
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>4204064
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>4204064Let's Rock!!! Oh no...
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>4204064Erwin is a big boy hell be fine
>>4204064Thankfully, despite all her wailing, Vicky is able to pull away from the group and into cover. "That was so scary!" Vicky wipes a torrent of sweat from her brow. "If this car wasn't armored, we'd totally be pincushions now!""Well, it's a good thing you know how to find a quality car, huh?" You laugh.However, that laugh was cut short when you hear the familiar whine of drone engines. You look out the window and see one seemingly making a beeline straight for the sedan. No... It couldn't be specifically singling you out... could it?>DRIVE, VICKY!>Get out of the car!>Other
>>4204088>>DRIVE, VICKY!GAS GAS GAS
>>4204088>Get out of the car!How the hell are they tracking us?
>>4204088>Get out of the car!
>>4204104Quite obviously the car has a bug
>>4204088"DRIVE, VICKY!" You bellow."We'regonnadie!" Vicky wails as she hits the accelerator again. "What is it this time!?""A drone!" You grunt as you peer out of the rear window. Sure enough, the white, angular craft was starting to tail you. "How can it be following us!" Vicky groans. "Someone probably marked us when we hit their truck!" You explain. "This car is pretty easy to spot visually, now that I think about it.""SO WHAT DO WE DO!?" Vicky cries. >Find an open garage or hangar and hide inside. Maybe you can shake it that way. >Try to lure it towards the air defenses. >You need to call in air support!>Other
>>4204137>>You need to call in air support!
>>4204137>You need to call in air support!
>>4204137>>OtherCall Amy, have her do... air supremacy. Is this a good idea?
>>4204137>>You need to call in air support!ACTIVATE IT
>>4204137>Find an open garage or hangar and hide inside. Maybe you can shake it that way.At least they didn't field unmanned ground vehicles.
>>4204137>>Find an open garage or hangar and hide inside. Maybe you can shake it that way.This can still be a stealth mission!
Rolled 2, 18, 8 = 28 (3d20)>>4204137...
>>4204192You hate to do this, but you pull out your emergency transmitter and turn it on. "Hey there, Mimi!" Amy's insufferably smug voice calls out. "Got yourself into some trouble, did ya?"Just a bit, Auntie Amy." You respond coolly, your eye twitching at her using that annoying nickname."Lemme guess. You're in the base that's getting totally pounded." Amy chuckles."Yes. We're in a black sedan and we're being chased by drones. Mind lending us a hand?" You sigh loudly. "Of course I will! Can't let anything bad happen to Karla's 'squire', right?"Suddenly, you hear a loud, thunderous BRRRRRRRRRT. A stream of tracers lances into the drone, shredding it apart like paper. Scant seconds later, an A-10 Warthog bearing the mark of a large, U-shaped magnet blasts by, tagging more drones with its oversized cannon."Fuckin' drones, man! I always kept telling everybody they were a bad idea!" Amy grunts as her A-10's cannon spits more volcanic fire. Well, one thing you could count on more than Amy's love for mass destruction of ground targets was her universal distaste for drones. Anyways, that put the pressure off of you from the air. >You need to gear up and stop the prison break!>You need to get in the air and get rid of these drones to eliminate the distraction!>Other
>>4204219>You need to gear up and stop the prison break!We gotta save our potential Squire!
>>4204219>You need to gear up and stop the prison break!Erwiiiiiiiiiin
>>4204219>>You need to gear up and stop the prison break!
>>4204219>You need to gear up and stop the prison break!
>>4204219>>You need to get in the air and get rid of these drones to eliminate the distraction!Get to the planes!
>>4204219"We gotta stop that prison break!" You tell Vicky. "Loop back around to the prison wing!""A-again?!" Vicky gulps."There's an armory nearby in case of of a riot." You tell her. "We can grab some gear there and go on in!""F-fine!" Vicky groans as she turns the sedan around. The two of you head back into the prison wing. The front guard station is completely empty. A bad sign. As you head in, you see all of the doors to the holding cells all open, no signs of force. Definitely an inside job. You also find the bodies of several guards. Guys who weren't in the loop, you were sure. Fortunately, the prison breakers didn't completely strip them of their gear. You manage to find a keychain off one of them and lead Vicky to the armory. "T-this is so not right!" Vicky shivers. "W-we aren't trained for this!""Yeah, well nobody else is around to solve this." You grunt as you hand her a bulletproof vest. "Still, I think we're way over our heads." Vicky shakes her head as she picks up a riot shield. You glance to the equipment rack and pull a shotgun off of it. You check the shells stocked next to it, which were a mix of nonlethal beanbag shells and lethal buckshot shells.>You're not out to kill anyone. Load the beanbag shells.>You're going to need all the stopping power you can get. Load the buckshot.>Other
>>4204270>>You're going to need all the stopping power you can get. Load the buckshot.
>>4204270>You're going to need all the stopping power you can get. Load the buckshot.
>>4204270>>You're going to need all the stopping power you can get. Load the buckshot.This is kind of a serious situation.
>>4204270>You're not out to kill anyone. Load the beanbag shells.Can we bring some of both? There are people we need alive
>>4204270>You're going to need all the stopping power you can get. Load the buckshot.I really hope Anna doesn't do anything stupid.
>>4204270>You're not out to kill anyone. Load the beanbag shells.
>>4204270You slam in as many buckshot shells as you can and jam an extra box of them into your pocket. "Okay, let's go!" You instruct Vicky."R-right!" Vicky nods as she leads the way, riot shield raised. You reach the first holding cell. Empty.Second holding cell. Empty.However, upon reaching the third cell, you're greeted with a grisly sight. Everybody in the cell was gunned down, blood splattered all over the walls and floor. From the way their bodies had fallen, they didn't even know what had hit them. Their "rescuers" pretty much shot them on sight. "W-what?!" Vicky gasps. Damn! I looked like OB wasn't interested in rescuing ALL of the prisoners-Wait, what about Annelise?!>Get to her cell, now!>You still have the clear the other cells first!>Other
>>4204270>You're not out to kill anyone. Load the beanbag shells.Milly you can't kill Belkans that's immoral.
>>4204308>Get to her cell, now!
>>4204308>>Get to her cell, now!
>>4204308"Vicky!" You pat her shoulder rapidly. "We gotta get to Annelise's cell! NOW!""R-right!" Vicky nods as she picks up the pace.You just hope you weren't too late...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>4204342
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>4204342
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>4204342>>4204344Welp
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>4204342
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>4204342>>4204344F
>>4204342Suddenly, you hear gunshots and a scream down the hall. "Hurry Vicky, HURRY!" You yell."I'm going!" Vicky says as she hustles. Both you and Vicky barge into Annelise's cell and are immediately met with a gruesome sight. You see two dead men dressed as guards. Whether they were real guards or OB operatives, you weren't sure, but you could see Annelise curled up in the corner of the cell. You take a quick look at the guards. One had his throat cut open. The other still had a handmade shiv sticking out of chest. Their guns were unholstered and still in their hands. They were probably the execution squad. You go check on Annelise. You couldn't see any obvious wounds, but she was completely out of it. Catatonic, apparently, as her eyes were wide and blank. Suddenly, you hear a buzzing from the guards' radios. Hunter 2-5, what is your status? Have the targets been eliminated? Hunter 2-5, respond!"Crap, it looks like they might send reinforcements back here to finish the job. However, Annelise was in no condition move on her own. You or Vicky would have to carry her if you wanted to bug out. >You need to get Annelise out of here!>Hold your ground until help arrives!>Other
>>4204363>You need to get Annelise out of here!
>>4204363>>You need to get Annelise out of here!
>>4204363>Hold your ground until help arrives!
>>4204363>OtherComms Amy again and tell her to get Tarin to stop the prison break while we evac Anneliese
>>4204391I have to imagine the prison break is fucked unless they found another car
>>4204363"Amy! Amy!" You call out on the radio. "We need to evac Amy from the prison! Please tell me Tarin is somewhere nearby!" "Yeah, she should be around!" Amy confirms. "I'm entering the base right now." Tarin says calmly. "I'm heading to the prison wing but it will take me a while.""Okay, okay." You glance at Annelise and Vicky.Someone had to carry Annelise. If it was Vicky, she wouldn't be able to wield her riot shield for defense. If you carried her, you wouldn't be able to use your shotgun...>You carry Annelise>Have Vicky carry Annelise.>Other
>>4204396>You carry AnneliseWe should be running not fighting. Shield us Vicky!
>>4204396>Have Vicky carry Annelise.
>>4204396>You carry AnneliseMaybe just pass Vicky our shotgun just in case.
>>4204396>>You carry Annelise
>>4204396>>Have Vicky carry Annelise.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>4204396Looks like we have a tie so we'll have to roll it off!1. You2. Vicky
>>4204412"Vicky, get Annelise! I'll cover you!" You say as you ready your shotgun. "A-all right!" Vicky grunts as she slings the shield on her back and bends down to pick up Annelise. "Go! Go! Back to the front!" You push Vicky in that direction as you back up, keeping your shotgun pointed down the hall towards the back door where the OB prison breakers had made their escape. Maybe you should have Amy help out...>No choice. You need some danger close!>It's way too dangerous!>Other
>>4204416>>OtherWait for Tarin to John Wick her way to you all.
>>4204416>It's way too dangerous!
>>4204416>>It's way too dangerous!>>OtherAny chance we can snatch a working OB radio? Eavesdropping should be useful.
>>4204416>>It's way too dangerous!
Rolled 12, 10, 5 = 27 (3d20)>>4204416No, it was way too dangerous! You'd just have to hold them off yourself until you could get Annelise to safety!Suddenly, the back door at the end of the hall gets kicked in as the OB infiltrators enter. "Finish them off! No survivors!" You hear one of them yell. Yeah, well, you had one answer to that...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>4204441
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>4204441
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>4204441
>>4204441>>4204443Say hello to our leetle friend.
>>4204441You don't hesitate as you fire off your shotgun down the hall. You see one of the infiltrators eat a blast and fall over, forcing the others to take cover. You keep up your suppressing fire until you and Vicky make it through the front door, which you slam shut. Just on time, Tarin pulls up front in a jeep. "Get in." She says simply. You don't need any more prompting. Vicky lays Annelise down in the backseat while you ride shotgun. Tarin the hits gas and starts speeding away. "Wait, what about the rest of the prisoners?" You ask. "They executed a number of them and the remaining ones escaped on foot." Tarin narrows her eyes. "Looks like they didn't want any dead weight or potential loose lips."Sounded like the classic OB you knew. "Anyways, it's not worth trying to pursue them. The drones will just prioritize us." Tarin glances at Annelise. "Looks like she needs help, too.">Get her to the hangar! Bandit can think of something.>Get to a hospital! She needs to be checked out!>Take her to Karla's place. We can't trust anybody right now!>Other
>>4204460>>Take her to Karla's place. We can't trust anybody right now!
>>4204460>Get her to the hangar! Bandit can think of something.If we get to the hangar, we at least have a chance of doing something about any drones following us as well.
>>4204460>Take her to Karla's place. We can't trust anybody right now!
>>4204460>Get her to the hangar! Bandit can think of something.
>>4204460"Let's get back to Karla's place!" You tell her. "OB's already infiltrated the base. Who the hell knows where else they've wormed their way in!""Understood." Tarin nods as she swerves to head to one of the exit gates.Overhead, Amy's A-10 flies a protective pattern over you, knocking down any drones that happen to get too close. Band and Misono seem to pick up on this and assist as well, keeping the airspace above you free and clear. You glance at the backseat to see Vicky carefully cradling Annelise in her arms. You couldn't help but feel a bit sorry for her. Not only did she get dumped by OB, they even tried to terminate her to keep her quiet. She was going to be in for a rude awakening, you were sure...>And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread will be on Friday, so don't miss it!
>>4204473OB you're supposed to start civil wars in Osea not Belka.Thanks for running Merc!
>>4204475Honestly i don't think OB is even in control of their own agency anymore. All this reeks of (((Grunder))). We must use our sword to cut the scales from their eyes. Maybe we can redirect Erwins blood rage next time we catch him.
>>4204475As expected, OB has probably had members in the Belkan armed forces for a while now. Which means anyone could be an OB agent.
>>4204473See you next week.>>4204482>>4204475We should also try to convince Anne to join us without coming off as taking advantage of the situation.
Wait a second, did Vicky just manage to get through all of this while dressed in a pencil skirt business suit, and heels/flats?I swear Milly should just marry her by the end of all this.
>>4204482>All this reeks of (((Grunder)))At this point that might be equivilant to the previous use of (((belka)))
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