Your name is Sean Clayton, aka Gunsmoke. Last time, you recruited a few defectors from the local crime syndicate, bagged yourself a hell of a hunting trophy, and had a last bit of fun with your gang of misfits and oddities.Now, you’re giving Pandion the chance to perish valiantly in the heat in battle; an honor denied to him in a long-ago past.> Hello everyone, and welcome back to another issue of DC: Henchman Quest! As always, I’m AxisQM. Rules are simple but flexible: 20-30 minutes to vote / roll what I say, rolls count even if you (or I) mess up the modifier, crit successes override, write-ins encouraged. If rolls / votes are slow to come in, I’ll do my best to adjust for it. Our cover art still puts a goofy smile on my face, and I’m eternally grateful for it.Pastebin (Still updating per player request): https://pastebin.com/RwY7nc3SLink to Previous Thread: http://thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2023/5666638/Link to Archive: http://thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Henchman
>>5705822https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2HqUFozkcYDespite Pandion’s claim that he’s steadily growing weaker, he still hits like a damned freight train.Overall, you’ve got him beat in terms of agility and raw strength, and he’s got you outmatched when it comes to experience and technique.You’re no slouch when it comes to Pankration or your other fighting styles, but Pandion’s been doing this for a lot longer than you have; not to mention the fact that he’s been instrumental in the development of your martial pursuits.In any case, he’s already managed to draw first blood.In theory, the only thing that truly matters is being the one to draw last blood; though you’d rather avoid things getting that close to the wire.To that end, you’re going to have to fall back on your patented blend of subterfuge mixed with a careful application of brute force.Per the terms of your informal agreement, so long as no magic enters the mix, anything is fair game.Like the old saying goes; if you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying.The first prong of the gambit requires a dash of misdirection.While maintaining an eagle-eye on Pandion in case he makes a sudden move, you fake a bout of dizziness and fall to one knee.Once you’re in that position, you covertly gather a handful of coarse sand in your left hand.Next, you’ll need an environmental advantage, something to knock Pandion off his game.A particularly rocky patch of shoreline should do nicely.As you “force” yourself back to your feet, Pandion strikes like a viper, and you go on the defensive; gently backpedaling in the face of his assault so as to coax him to his defeat.
>>5705823Upon luring him to your chosen arena, you feint like you’re about to throw a straight punch before tossing the sand in Pandion’s face.To Pandion’s credit, he dodges the flung sand with contemptible ease, yet fails to maintain a view of the larger picture.His hasty movement on such uneven footing causes him to momentarily lose his center of gravity.It’s only a slight over-correction in his posture, but it’s the opening you need.You roar and press forward, slamming into Pandion and locking him into a clinch.The both of you strain and heave, trying to gain a measure of leverage over the other.To your horror, you find that your strength is slowly ebbing in the face of Pandion’s determined defense.Before you can lose the lockup, you manage to drive a knee right into his breadbasket.It barely even winds him, but that wasn’t your primary objective; it just buys you enough space and time to pull your head back.Before Pandion can counter, you go for a bone-breaker of a headbutt.There’s a satisfying crunch as you slam the top of your head directly into the bridge of his nose in a maneuver that’d get you ejected from any civilized boxing match.Despite the slight ringing in your ears, you can’t help but give a bloody grin at your success.The immediate results are plain to see; Pandion’s grip has slackened momentarily, it’s still enough for him to maintain the clinch, but with nowhere near the same amount of zeal.The stubborn bastard refuses to go down easily, just as you knew he would.Still, it’s only a matter of time now.Seeing as how the momentum has shifted in your favor, what’s your next move?You…> Try to manhandle him into position for a standing guillotine choke. If you can pull it off correctly, you may be able to pull off a victory via strangulation.> Put him ass over teakettle with a takedown, then beat him into a bloody pulp with a barrage of strikes. It won’t be pretty, but it’ll get the job done.> Pull back slightly to get a bit of space to build momentum, then slam your boot into into his kneecap. If you can double him over, you’ll be in the perfect spot to do some real damage.> Drive your knee into his privates, then nail him in the throat with a rising uppercut. Should put him down for the count and then some.> Other?
>>5705824>> Pull back slightly to get a bit of space to build momentum, then slam your boot into into his kneecap. If you can double him over, you’ll be in the perfect spot to do some real damage.
>>5705824> Pull back slightly to get a bit of space to build momentum, then slam your boot into into his kneecap. If you can double him over, you’ll be in the perfect spot to do some real damage.Then the beatdown combo for the finish.
>>5705824> Pull back slightly to get a bit of space to build momentum, then slam your boot into into his kneecap. If you can double him over, you’ll be in the perfect spot to do some real damage.
Rolled 95, 35 + 70 = 200 (2d100 + 70)>>5705829>>5705834>>5705843Go ahead and give me some 1d100+80> DC to be determined.
Rolled 50 + 80 (1d100 + 80)>>5705848goddamn
Rolled 3 + 80 (1d100 + 80)>>5705848Oh ffsI HAVE A FEELING
>>5705851Dammit, it didn't work...
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>5705848
>>5705850>>5705851>>5705868That's a failure, would you like to use Roll the Die / Luck Drain?It goes against the spirit of the duel, but honor generally pales in comparison to not dying.> No, take the failure.> Yes, activate Luck Drain. (If that still isn't enough, I'll ask again about using Roll the Die.)
>>5705869> No, take the failure.Nah not yet.
>>5705869> No, take the failure.I'll laugh if Pandion kills us
Rolled 60, 50 + 45 = 155 (2d100 + 45)>>5705873>>5705875Alright, give me some 1d100+50> DC to be determined.
Rolled 45 + 50 (1d100 + 50)>>5705882
Rolled 1 + 50 (1d100 + 50)>>5705882
Rolled 51 + 50 (1d100 + 50)>>5705882Rolla-
>>5705885>>5705887>>5705888Well, it was bound to happen sometime.That's a critical failure.Would you like to cheat and use Roll the Die for another chance?> Yes, give it another go.> No, take the critfail.
>>5705890> No, take the critfail.I'd rather die than cheat Pandion
>>5705890> No, take the critfail.>>5705893You better roll well then.
Hi anons! I hope everyone is having a gooooooooood .... SHIT.>>5705851>>5705868>>5705887
Rolled 56, 94 + 45 = 195 (2d100 + 45)>>5705893>>5705896So be it.Give me a round of 1d100+40> DC to be determined.
Rolled 46 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5705908Oh, this is some bullshit. Without Luck drain we need a 99 or a 100 to beat this.
Rolled 80 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5705908You gotta be fucking kidding.
Rolled 64 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5705908Guess we're going to Hell
>>5705913>>5705915>>5705916Some truly unfortunate rolls tonight.I'm guessing you all know the score by now.Would you like to switch on Luck Drain for a chance at turning this around?> No, take the failure.> Yes, activate Luck Drain. (If that still isn't enough, I'll ask again about using Roll the Die.)
>>5705919How close are we to dying? I would've liked to do another pocket sand like trick before all this bullshit unfolded.
>>5705919>> Yes, activate Luck Drain. (If that still isn't enough, I'll ask again about using Roll the Die.)
>>5705921After this failure, you won't be on your last legs, but you'll definitely be in pretty rough shape.Pandion already got a few licks in last thread, plus the critfail.
>>5705919> No, take the failure.We do this right. Worse case we just set ourselves on fire and heal.
>>5705919> No, take the failure.
>>5705919>>5705923Fine, I'll take the failure then.
>>5705924>>5705926>>5705927Very well, writing.Gotta admit, I didn't foresee this chain of events coming to pass.Such as the will of the dice gods.
>>5705928https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwttGizNEsYou give a small amount of ground, so that you can better pivot and drive your leg into Pandion’s knee.Once he’s temporarily immobilized, you’ll have a bevy of options at your disposal.However, when you proceed with your attack, something odd occurs.Rather than the expected crunch of bone being pulverized, the sensation is more akin to the meaty thwack of meeting flesh.You glance downwards, and your blood runs cold.In a stunning reversal, Pandion managed to slip out of the clinch just in time to catch the underside of your dominant leg.Before you can manage to wriggle out of this dangerous development, Pandion wrenches hard; ruining your balance and sending you face-first into the sandy rocks.And before he releases that death grip on your leg, he twists it in a direction it was never meant to go.SNAPThe pain almost makes you black out.
>>5705951Something important is definitely broken or out of joint; you’re just glad that no bone is poking through the skin.You try to recover, to adopt some semblance of a defensive strategy, but Pandion methodically beats seven shades of shit out of you; ruining your frantic attempts at escape. A lot of the punishment is centered in your torso and appendages; though you catch a few shots in the kidneys as well.Chances are, you’ll be pissing blood later. If there is a later.Part of you wants to just curl up into a ball and hide, but you know well enough that you’d just be handing him a blank check to brutalize you further.Pandion’s merciless beatdown culminates in a punishing kick to the back of your skull that rattles your head against the hard ground. Might as well add a concussion to your ever-expanding list of maladies.Thankfully, Pandion backs off to catch his breath, too experienced to risk doing so within easy reach of a foe.A prudent measure, but one that gives you an opportunity for recovery.You laboriously force yourself back up into an unsteady combat stance.Your senses are sluggish, distracted by the myriad wounds and aches plaguing your abused form. Still, you have no option but to soldier on.This went from a sure thing to a goddamn slobberknocker in one fell swoop.You’re not done for yet, but a few more hits like that, and you may as well dig your own grave.Gotta handle this carefully; otherwise you’re not going to be walking away from this one at all.How do you plan on turning this one around?You will…> Palm a chunk of rock, and smash Pandion in the face with it when you get an opportunity. It’s crude and ill-thought out, but it’s the best you’ve got.> Feign a serious weakness, and lure Pandion in for another attack. If you can make him overextend and counter properly, you’ll be in a position of strength. > Provoke him into sloppiness by making crude comments about his lineage, sons, and failures. It’s among the lowest of blows, but you’re long past caring about such sensibilities. > Expend the last of your willpower and energy to try and bulldoze him into the rocks. This’ll be it; no redos or takebacks, do or die time.> Other?
>>5705952>> Feign a serious weakness, and lure Pandion in for another attack. If you can make him overextend and counter properly, you’ll be in a position of strength.
>>5705952> Feign a serious weakness, and lure Pandion in for another attack. If you can make him overextend and counter properly, you’ll be in a position of strength.Perhaps feign running away only to bounce off a tree to roundhouse kick him in the face.
>>5705952>>5705957Actually, better to use our arms given what he did to our leg
Rolled 23, 89 + 10 = 122 (2d100 + 10)>>5705953>>5705957Alright, give me some 1d100+25> DC to be determined.
Rolled 22 + 25 (1d100 + 25)>>5705972holy fuck how are you doing this
Rolled 19 + 25 (1d100 + 25)>>5705972Can we have your loaded dice Axis?
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>5705974Guess I better go and play the lotto tonight.Quick test roll.
>>5705976I don't think you've gotten below a 50 this entire encounter.
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>5705980It's bound to happen eventually.
>>5705981The dice gods seem to disagree.
We're going to die before we don't keep our Word to Pandion. IF WE DIE HERE, WE FUCKING DIE, AND I'M HAPPY THIS IS THE END OF SEAN.
>>5705988Then roll anon and see it through.
Still need one more roll.
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>5705992Aw shit, I thought we we're done with the rollsYolo
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>5705972Watch me roll another 1
>>5705999Sweet, not a critfail
Rolled 1, 75 + 60 = 136 (2d100 + 60)>>5705974>>5705975>>5705999That's a success, go ahead and give me some 1d100+80 for the attack itself.> DC to be determinedinb4 double crit
Rolled 9 + 80 (1d100 + 80)>>5705999God bless>>570600215 second delay...>>5706006YEEEEEESSSSSSS
Rolled 77 + 80 (1d100 + 80)>>5706006HAHAHAHA!!!
>>5705887>>5706005>>5705976>>5706014Are you feeling lucky Axis? Because I just rolled double 7s after two 90+ rolls last thread.
>>5706006>>5706017Only a 100 would make it better.
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>5706006>critGotcha
>>5706017Luck be an ever fickle mistress, I did predict a crit after all.Guess I should've been a little more specific.>>5706018I'd be over the moon if that were to happen again.
>>5706019Damn, I was really close
>>5706019>>5706020So close but so far...
Rolled 66, 31 + 50 = 147 (2d100 + 50)>>5706008>>5706014>>5706019That is a critical failure for me, go ahead and gimme another set of 1d100+80.> DC to be determined.
Rolled 5 + 80 (1d100 + 80)>>5706025Is this what people who like watching sports feel like? I almost feel lightheaded.
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>5706025NOW, GIVE ME MY CRIT SUCESS, GODDAMMIT, GIVE IT TO ME
Rolled 86 + 80 (1d100 + 80)>>5706025
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>5706027>>5706031>>5706033That's a success.Now, to see if that's enough to put Pandion down and out.No need to roll for this one, this'll be all me.DC: 95
>>5706035Welp, looks like you've managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.I've only got one last question for you.How would you like to finish Pandion off?> ???
Normally I'm just here to lurk but what the fuck is with the dice today
>>5706025>>5706033Even if I'm trapped in the past and mourn the futureA piece of dust, an inevitability that does not allow miscalculationThe dream that spreads to "infinity" and the future we drawVanity rights granted to usTo cruel promises and choicesHacking to the Gate
>>5706038With his own wresting style followed by dedicating this victory to Hestia. The alternative is finishing this with Hestia's Blade to the chest.
>>5706038Choke hold first, and say "For a rusty old man with his soul trapped on a stupid glove, you still got it. Either way this would have ended, I would be happy, and I hope this last battle was as you expected it."And while he's giving out, a quick and clean snap on the neck. Maybe not say word by word my write-in, but just wanted to show our respect before we finish Pandion.
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>5706038(That'll be all for tonight, anons. Been a hell of a run, haven't gotten my blood pumping like that for a long while.There's a hint of narrative irony there.Anyhow, the vote on Pandion's finishing move is open until Sunday night.As always, thanks for playing! We'll pick back up on Wednesday at 5:00 PM EST.On an unrelated note, I'm pretty sure this is the closest you've gotten to dying for quite some time. Other than the first brawl with the General.Wasn't anticipating this to to turn into such a knockdown dragout, but that's the beauty of the dice. Just need to get one more roll for the road.)
>>5706038A trade of blows followed by a decisive and final cross-counter, feels appropriate and matches with the dice.The other suggestions also have merit.
>>5706044Nah, no victory to the gods. This battle it's a battle of two brothers, father and son, Master and disciple. The gods can watch all what they want like cucks, but this victory it's only for Us and Pandion, on a foreing land, on a last stand
"I want you to know this was all me. I held nothing back and used no tricks."
Interestingly enough, I just quickly crunched a few numbers, and my overall average for tonight (including the joke rolls) came out to be 56.For only being marginally better than average on paper, it sure took its toll where it counted.
>>5706054Btw Axis how are you doing with the prologues? It's always a joy to read all that stuff going on the background while Sean is bullying the mobster next door.Also, talking about stuff on the background: How it's Gotham doing? How much did we fuck Lok over while crashing his last operation? It's Bats still thinking 24/7 about Gunsmoke?
What a fucking session. I'm honestly more happy we didn't cheat than that we survived.
>>5706059I'm still at the brainstorming stage, but I've got a general idea as to the direction I want it to Gotham.Gotham's managed to recover from the Penguin v. Bane war, and things have been mercifully quiet for the average citizen as of late. Perhaps a bit too quiet...Like a true government stooge, Lok has a black belt in the art of covering his own ass. I mentioned it a bit in the interlude, but he's managed to offload the lion's share of the blame on the now deceased General and some other patsies. He's under a bit more of a microscope, but his position is still relatively secure.Gunsmoke is a concern that's solidly on Batman's radar, but you're definitely not a priority compared to his more obvious and destructive rogues gallery.
>>5706082>Gotham's managed to recover from the Penguin v. Bane war, and things have been mercifully quiet for the average citizen as of late. Perhaps a bit too quiet...I'm gonna poop my pants just seeing what are you cooking up for Joker with how quiet he was on all this quest, specially on how much you've mentioned it before.>Like a true government stooge, Lok has a black belt in the art of covering his own ass. I mentioned it a bit in the interlude, but he's managed to offload the lion's share of the blame on the now deceased General and some other patsies. He's under a bit more of a microscope, but his position is still relatively secure.Now this is a genuine question that I have: Where's Waller? In Cancún drinking some piña colada while talking with a handsome man named Ricardo? Because if Lok it's a pain on the Ass I don't want to imagine Waller taking the reigns again, which will surely happen once we fuck things up on the jail.>Gunsmoke is a concern that's solidly on Batman's radar, but you're definitely not a priority compared to his more obvious and destructive rogues gallery. Yeah, makes sense. I really wanna come back and see in what kind of troubles we get into with Jonah Thema
>>5706038>How would you like to finish Pandion off?Powerbomb. Back of skull, meet Mother Earth.
>>5706089I've laid a breadcrumb or two about that in Lok's interlude, as well as in another place.I'm afraid that's all I can say, unfortunately.
>>5706038Chokehold. His last view will be of the beautiful sky.>"I want you to know this was all me. I held nothing back and used no tricks."
>>5706082>>5706099Joker arc coming along?
>>5706677I like this>>5706678>Joker arc coming along?>Joker fuse his soul with Ghostdad's.>If we kill them, Ghostdad can have his long rest, but Joker become demon and the JL go after Sean.>If we don't kill them, Ghostdad lost his chance to die forever, and later on Joker corrupt him.
>>5707648in that circumstance i get the feeling sean would happily kill jokerdad, then fuck off to venezuela with his diplomatic immunity as he proceeds to build up his PMC.
>>5706038I'll change >>5706049 to chokehold, staring at the stars.
We still have that get-out-of-jail-free card in our back pocket
>>5708502Is it a get-out-of-Hall-of-Justice-cell card too?
>>5708514It probably isn't, and frankly at this point it's a little superfluous as an asset since common police officers don't really have a way to contain Sean properly at this point. Still better to have it and not need it. I only hope that if we DO end up having to use it, it will happen in Gotham and *right* under Batman's nose!
>>5708514Yes, and they also have to give you a "World's #1 Supervillain" coffee mug.
>>5708527we could always use it on our civvie persona, maybe if a Jonah case gets out of hand and we just surrender to the police to prevent a fight?
>>5708514>>5708527If Marshall, Carter & Dark can mess with GoI's like The Foundation then there's no doubt that they could get someone out of such a place. The question is, would they fulfill their promise? It's questionable that they would get a return for their effort so obligation to their word would have to be enough of a motive.
>>5708611Its simply bad business to go back on an agreementIt would damage their reputation
>>5708514I think it'd probably work on any jail that operates through legal means, like how we didn't use it in TFX because they wipe their ass with common law. Since the JL are moralfags, we can probably use it.
>>5708637It would be fun if we make it look like one of our other identities is rooting for Sean for some unknown reason. And after the trial we hire some bad guys or our enemies to try to kill us when we go out on the streets.
>>5708752>make a whole shadow gang war >It's just Sean targeting Sean and Sean is defending SeanWe're getting sent straight to Arkham at this rate anon
>>5709023Speaking of such things, Should Adjutant Tango hire Gunsmoke as part of the Steel Wolves? That way we can keep A.T. as the "clean" Big Boss and give Gunsmoke some access to our Venezuela resources. Now that we have extra Apok suits from bullying Intergang, we can also probably make a Gunsmoke-specific suit if we acquire more Xenothium with our substantial personal and warchest funds. Might not be a bad idea to boost our Heavy Hitters with superior equipment as well. We could also try to bring our Gene Tech and Alien Tech contacts onto the Steel Wolves payroll and get them out of Gotham with proper facilities, Gunsmoke could let them know A.T. is hiring.
>>5709453I think they should be seperateWe really dont want batman looking at two blurry photos of gunsmoke and adjutant tango before jumping into the batmobile
>>5709453Eh, a pro of our Gunsmoke identity is the freelance bit. I feel like tying him permanently to the Steel Wolves would put a damper on his operations. Doing a couple jobs as Gunsmoke under the 'orders' of Adjutant Tango is a neat idea, though.
>>5709460>>5709464Maybe as a hiring incentive then. Here's a nice suit if you join us, but keep it if you don't. We don't want Gunsmoke interfering in our Steel Wolves business if he won't join it and a nice gift will convince him to keep him away. It would be nice not having to worry about wearing our Heavy Armor giving us away.
>>5709467>>5709467That only works if a bunch of other notable B tiers get suits
>>5709739Dont we have a lot of suits from intergang raids?Either way i support distancing our personas away from each otherNext thing you know we end up as playboy billionaire philanthropist with dead parents that happens to supply gunsmoke, jonah thema, and adjutant tango with resources and gadgetsWould it be funny to meet bruce wayne at a Gala and batman at the same Gala event?Yes
>>5709645Had a good chuckle, thanks anon.Gave an idea for my own little shitpost.
>>5709800LolI am sure Waller write that shit, and put a micro and a chip in every copy.
>>5706047https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh51m6glEHoYour best chance to survive this is to play possum and wait for an opportunity to strike.Hard-fought experience has taught you that even seasoned warriors can cultivate the bad habit of getting complacent when they believe a foe is beaten.Hell, you’ve got the scars and scrapes to prove as much; not to mention the fact that you arguably committed the same mistake earlier in this very fight.Pride goeth before the fall and all.In the end, it’s not overly difficult to fake a severely debilitating injury, what with the punishment you’ve been dealt thus far. You probably look like you’ve gone 10 rounds with Mike Tyson and a sledgehammer.When you shoot a surreptitious glance to see how your ruse is being taken, you can tell from the mixture of pity and disappointment in Pandion’s eyes that he’s swallowed the bait.You force yourself to stand still as he approaches, relying on the crunching of sand and rocks to gauge his speed.When you’re certain that he’s committed to his strike, you disengage without looking and leap around his coup de grace; a truly monstrous haymaker that could’ve cracked something vital.Your injured leg screams in dissent, but you do your damndest to keep focused before the strain can force you to reconsider.Playing it safe is no longer an option; another solid hit has an uncomfortably high chance of putting you down for good.Bold action is the only path that offers a chance of victory; you’ll either win or die based on the success of this maneuver.Focusing on that clarity of purpose goes a long way in blocking out the pain.In this state of heightened perception, you become acutely aware of a glaring sloppiness in Pandion’s thrown haymaker.It could be due to fatigue, surprise, hastiness, or any number of factors; all you care is that’s the chance for an equalizer.The one that you had been praying for.You catch his arm while its still fully extended, and yank him forward with all of the force you can muster.While still holding onto Pandion’s limb as he struggles to regain his balance, you deliver a vicious punch right into the separation between arm and elbow.A blow of such force to an already hyperextended joint is enough to render the arm functionally useless, much like the treatment your leg received.It’s a start, but there’s still more work to be done. Now that his offensive capabilities have been severely crippled, you lay into him with a veritable barrage of strikes.Pandion manages to get a few licks in, but your retaliation cannot be denied.For every punch or kick that slips through your guard, you deliver four or five more in return; an unrelenting hurricane of ferocious blows that heavily taxes your already depleted stamina.When your counter-attack is complete, you’ve beaten the fight entirely out of Pandion; his body is simply incapable of reprisal, even if the spirit is willing.
>>5710604Panting from the exertion, you stare him in his bruised and blackened eyes.“Were I a younger man, this fight could’ve ended much differently.” Pandion croaks out, before wheezing from the iron grip you’re careful to maintain.> “It just might’ve. For a rusty old soul trapped in a glorified bronze glove, you’ve still got it. So, did you get your money’s worth?”Pandion can’t quite laugh, what with the stranglehold and all, but he manages a slight chuckle.“It was everything I could’ve hoped for.”> “I just wanted you to know, this was all me; no tricks of any kind. Well, no magical ones at least.” You blurt out.“I know. I wouldn’t have had this any other way.” He quietly murmurs while tilting his head upwards to better watch the stars glimmering in the night sky.> “Are you sure you really want me to do this?” You ask, a little surprised at yourself for your hesitance.“Πρέπει να θυμόμαστε ότι ένας άνθρωπος είναι σχεδόν ίδιος με τον άλλον και ότι είναι καλύτερος αυτός που έχει εκπαιδευτεί στο πιο αυστηρό σχολείο.” He forces out slowly, almost chiding you for such a question; never looking away from the constellations.The translation springs unbidden into your mind.We should remember that one man is much the same as another, and that he is best who is trained in the severest school.The words fill you with a last burst of strength, and you fulfill Pandion’s wish with a bone-shattering squeeze.He goes slack in an instant, and your blood shamefully roars with victory.You use the few remaining drops of energy you have left to gently lower Pandion’s body to the ground; offering him one last glimpse of the ethereal blackness of the cosmos.Utterly spent, you slump against a rock and collapse as all of the fatigue and pain that adrenaline had been fending off returns at once.You just need to close your eyes for a minute and regain your strength.The last thing you see before you slip into a blissful unconsciousness is Pandion’s body slowing fading away as if it were never truly there.> Go ahead and give me some 1d100 for a little bonus; DC 80
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>5710605see you soon, teach
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>5710605A grand fight, and a grand man.
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>5710605Time to go home.
>>5710610>>5710611>>5710613Alright, since you managed to win your fight fair and square, you'll still got a consolation prize.Go ahead and pick out a spell from your arsenal for a free upgrade.We'll decide on the details once the spell itself has been selected.> ???
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>5710605True to the end.
>>5710615>Avatar of Disorderour trump card
>>5710615>Roll the Die
>>5710615>TwisterWe need some better AOE options.
>>5710615>Spirit DetectorAwareness is essential to defense and intelligence gathering.
>>5710615>TwisterInvest in Hurricane Coin!
>>5710626>>5710630Calling it for Twister, give me a few moments to get some options typed up.
>>5710631Your options are:> Generate a small tornado within your general area. Capable of throwing large objects and severely buffeting an average human. > Generate several small tornadoes within your general area. Capable of throwing small objects and moderately buffeting an average human. > Generate a small tornado within your general area. Capable of throwing small objects, moderately buffeting an average human, or denying anything caught inside of oxygen.> Generate a small tornado within your general area or a moderate distance. Capable of throwing small objects and moderately buffeting an average human.
>>5710635>> Generate a small tornado within your general area. Capable of throwing large objects and severely buffeting an average human.
>>5710635> Generate a small tornado within your general area. Capable of throwing large objects and severely buffeting an average human.
>>5710635>Generate a small tornado within your general area. Capable of throwing large objects and severely buffeting an average human.Got to make this better than base level.
>>5710635>Generate a small tornado within your general area. Capable of throwing small objects, moderately buffeting an average human, or denying anything caught inside of oxygen.
>>5710638>>5710639>>5710644>>5710649Noted; remind me to update the spell description in the pastebin if I happen to forget.Speaking of which, per the vote last thread, it's time to figure out how you'd like to spend your well-earned rewards from Venezuela.As a reminder, you've got ten million dollars to play with. As such, coming up with a price sheet isn't quite feasible when you can toss that kind of moolah around.Therefore, I figure that it makes more sense for me to identify broad categories that you can spend dosh on.For instance, if 1 million was allocated to "Weaponry", the next vote would be for specific weapons systems / functions.That sound fair to everyone?
>>5710653Alright I cast a vote on a budget of 1 million for a butler or maid
>>5710654>>5710657>>5710661Alright, here are the categories that I've thought up; I'm not going to open the voting for an hour or so. That way, folks have time to make a recommendation about any other categories that may need to be included.- Weaponry (Small arms, explosives, protective gear, heavy weapons, etc.)- Vehicles (Planes, tanks, trains, armored cars, etc.)- Mansion Improvements- Investment (Real estate, front businesses, actual investments, etc.)- Technology- Charity - Personal (Luxury items for yourself)
>>5710666My 2 cents on this:>>5710666>Vehicles (Planes, tanks, trains, armored cars, etc.)Steel Wolves need proper transportation if we want them to have any semblance of effectiveness.>Investment: Architecture/constructionThere's money to be made here people, considering the amount of shit that goes on in major cities with any kind of metahuman activity. Gotham alone needs some kind of construction constantly, I think.
>>5710666 >>5710674>Get Heavy Weapons, Armored Cars, and Tanks> Invest in Construction Company >Cause massive damage on job, then get hired by the city to repair the massive damageIts a Win-Win.
>>5710680I gotta wonder if Penguin got the reconstruction of the Icebeg Lounge started yet...
>>5710666- Vehicles (Planes, tanks, trains, armored cars, etc.)More the Planes and Helicopters, maybe a VTOL. Land vehicles can be modified commercial cars since they're cheaper, lighter and more discreet.- Investment (Real estate, front businesses, actual investments, etc.)Discreet businesses for the Venezuela economy that can later branch out internationally. Architecture/Construction, Transport, Mining, Farming, Refineries. There's a lot of markets to corner before foreign competition arrives.I'd also like to invest in the soon to be HQ at our island.
Thinking further... here are some more ideas:>>5710666- Weaponry (Small arms, explosives, protective gear, heavy weapons, etc.)Enough to equip our incoming recruits up to standard.- TechnologyBuying the specialized equipment required to perform maintenance on all our stuff. Buying the servers and computers necessary to store, manage and use all data we're gonna have our hands on.- Personal (Luxury items for yourself)Wolfdog puppies and a crate of cigars.
Voting will now begin; since this is a pretty important decision, I'm going to leave it open until our session Friday at 5:00 PM EST.Just pick out whichever categories you'd like to spend money on, and include the amount for that category (i.e. Investment: $5,000,000)> Weaponry> Vehicles> Mansion Improvements> Investment> Technology> Charity > Personal(I'll be hanging around for a while in case of questions; as always, thanks for playing! Apologies for this one being a bit slow.)
>>5710729>Weaponry-Basic: 1,000,000Seems like a small amount to invest, but just kitting our men out with standard weaponry shouldn't be too costly, since we don't need anything specialized yet and we aren't too large. Right?>Vehicles- Combat & Transport: 2,000,000Our reach is pretty low right now considering we have no way to move troops beyond the region. Even if it's simple large boats or aircraft, it'd be a huge help >Mansion Improvements- Renovation: 500,000Just enough to renovate the place a bit. I feel like any defenses should be subtle or subtly magical in nature. >Investment- Venezuelan Businesses: 750,000A little goes a long way, here. Especially when one US dollar is worth over two million Bolivares. Maybe we could even throw a little towards arms manufacturers? >Charity- Venezuelan Schools: 750,000Not needed, just seemed like a nice thing to do. Maybe it'll help deepen our positive image over there? I dunno, just wanted to be nice. >Investment/Technology- Fortifying the Island: 2,000,000Our little island is going to be our main HQ for the Steel Wolves for a bit, so it should definitely be protected since it's such an obvious target. Physical defenses, technological defenses, magical ones, etc. So, if my numbers are right, that leaves us with two million. It does seem like a lot, but we had a good amount of dosh anyway, and I always considered the ten million to be SW funds anyhow. Hope I formatted this right.
>>5710740No need to worry anon, couldn't have structured it better myself.
>>5710741Maybe I'm misremembering, but didn't we also have a Steel Wolves War chest fund set aside? If so I don't remember what it was spoken for.
>>5710749You are correct, anon.The Steel Wolves do have a sizable war chest; this is more for personal use, if that makes sense.Think of it as a personal account versus a company account.You can still use personal funds to bolster the Steel Wolves, but it's not required.Good question.
>>5710740+1 to this.
>>5710740I support this seems like a good use of our funds
>Weapons$1,000,000P365 with a drop in threaded barrel and suppressor for pocket carry for us.Snakebite tactical cloaks for thermal and visual avoidance. A collection of bump cap liners for powercaps, ultrathin concealable soft armor, and low profile plate carriers with ultrathin ceramic plates. A bunch of oversized thin, front zip hoodies, button up shirts and cargo pants, and some water resistant backpacks.IFAKs, trauma bandages, and tourniquets.Compact nightvision gear.Stores of Sig P365s with threaded barrels and suppressors, AR-15 11.5" Short Barreled Rifles in 300blk with ACOGs and suppressors, and 16" AR-10s in 6.5Grendel with bipods and good Long Range Scopes.A good store of ammo.>Technology$1,000,000 totalFocus on RFID tech, rugged tech, easy to use warez, faraday bags, burner phones, office equipment both digital and analog, and communications and listening equipment like scanners and shortwave encrypted handheld radios.>Venezuelan Charity: Freeware Worx$1,000,000 totalU.S. based charity provides coding jobs for Venezuelans building freeware security programs and open source business programs for Linux and takes in internet donations globally. Can pull from this pool of talent to code for us.>Mansion Improvements- Renovation: $500,000 totalJust enough to renovate the place a bit. I feel like any defenses should be subtle or subtly magical in nature.>Venezuelan Businesses$2,000,000 totalMasterforge CNC Manufacturing Business$250,000Can trickle out full auto 50 cal guns, Anti-aircraft guns, mortars tubes and empty shells, and other bespoke stuff as needed. Might be able to work with Freeware Worx to build Autoguns eventually.Industrial Demolitions SolutionsSmall Chemical Manufacturer$500,000Billed as producing explosives for demolition. They'll take what comes out of masterforge and turn it into workable weapons like mortar shells, LAW launchers, and Antitank mines. In addition they should be able to supply semtex.Coastal Reconstructive PracticeSmall Private Cosmetic/Trauma Surgeon$750,000A private cosmetic/trauma surgeon and their nurses whose practice you will front in exchange for discreet access to their services. They'll ask for more to set up shop outside of Venezuela.Page 1/2
Transportation$1,500,000 total6 Dirt Bikes$125,000For the island.6 Jet Skis$125,000For the island.3 Ballistic Armored 4 Wheel Drive Conversion Vans$250,000Store one in Venezula, one in Gotham, and one on you island.5 Bluewater Capable Sailboats$500,000High-end ocean and intercontinental travel capable sailboats meant for 1-4 people each. Comes with sinkable waterproof containers and SCUBA gear.3 Patrol boats$500,000Ocean capable high-speed tugboats with a mounted 50 cal automatic gun.I considered a cargo ship which is doable at 3.5 mil but it'd get made and be pretty useless thereafter. We pretty much gotta steal a cargo ship every time we want to transport troops into a country's waters without getting attacked.Personal$250,000Gym equipment. Extensive library.Garden full of fresh herbs and vegetables.Fruit tree orchards.Coop full of chickens.Crate full of cigars.Custom made ballistic resistant suit.Fun stuff for the private island, outdoor kitchen, bonfire area, and range.>Investment/Technology- Fortifying the Island: Total 2,000,000Our little island is going to be our main HQ for the Steel Wolves for a bit, so it should definitely be protected since it's such an obvious target. Physical defenses, technological defenses, magical ones, etc.Definitely need anti-aircraft guns.Page 2/2Yeah probably getting way ahead of things with the deeper suggesstions but never too early for suggestions I figure.
>>5710740>>Charity- Venezuelan Schools: 750,000>Not needed, just seemed like a nice thing to do. Maybe it'll help deepen our positive image over there? I dunno, just wanted to be nice.Time to choose the school name fellow anons
>>5710729This list >>5710740 has gained too much strength so I'd just like to make so small mofications to it.>Vehicles - Combat & Transport: 2,000,000Helicopters, planes and modified commercial cars. Maybe a speedboat pr two. These are the vehicles we can most get use of.> Charity - Venezuelan Shelters: 750,000Instead of just schooling, it's a more involved kind of institution. It has gardens, music lessons, martial arts lessons, computer lab, chemical lab, kitchen, library, workshop... with the intent to give the children there useful life skills that can double up as skills that maintain this home they live and the relationships they form with each other. I know I may be getting in the weeds here but I like this type of charity and prefer it to the give and forget kind of charity that I see everywhere. Maybe Axis can even make it a plotpoint instead of just fluff.>Technology: 500,000We already have communications systems from the insurgency so this is for any extra stuff we will need to start managing our data.> Personal: 250,000Gymnasium equipment.Extensive library.Crate full of cigars.Custom made ballistic resistant suit.Gardens, Orchards and Chicken coops.Litter of wolfdog pups. (Please anons, Sean needs a doggo)
>>5711355I support this addition.
>>5711355Boko No My Revolutionary Supervillian Academia Desu
>>5710729>>5711355Sure. I'll back it.
>>5711503Our brave soldiers.Behold them and despair.
Is it too late to add a lifetime supply of Rip Its?
>>5711355I'll support these additions. I like the shelter idea better than donating to schools and having a dog or two to look after and train would probably be good for Sean.
>>5711592One Rip It is a lifetime supply if you're unlucky.
>>5711627I won't touch Bang, personally. Shit. Maybe thats the business we need. Hmm think of it. Adjutant Tango energy drink... Tango Mango, Tango Tangerine, Tango Tangy Fruit Punch, Tango Tamerind...
>>5711635I don't know if they sell them in Venezuela, but there is a brand of juice called Tang in the area of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.
>>5710740>weaponsI'd throw another 1m at weaponry for night vision, supressors. NODs are going to be expensive and we need it. Suppressors are kinda cheap but hard to get. >vehicles+1>mansionKinda large amount of cash to throw at it but sure>businesses +1, might even throw our other spare million at this. Construction company sounds like a good idea>charity+1>Island fortification+1. Could buy (or more likely steal) some good air defense systems and dig a bunker.
>>5711671>>5710740Nevermind actually with the business extra 1 million I suggested, I instead suggest to put it into weapons. Reason being is I just really want to doll out our mercs. Gonna do a little brainstorming on the per trooper kit>clothes, backpack, plate carrier, camelbak, boots, gloves(misc clothing and field equipment)Price varies per item. Call it 2k. Now anon, you say, 2k sounds like a lot. Yeah, it is, consider it a grab bag category, you can consider a tent, a sleeping bag, etc covered under this category. >plates, front and back, ceramic level IV, (stops rifle rounds, does not weigh) + ballistic bump helmet (make sure they're rated for pistol rounds, have night vision rail slots, and are of the bump pattern so one can wear electronic ear protection with them.)Around 2k>Night vision gogglesRanges from about 7-10k per person for normal night vision to about 40k per set for the quad tube panoramics. Quad tube just recently went for civvie sale within the last 3-4 years so it could even be more if we need to pose as a government agency to buy them/bribe someone, but panos are very fucking worth it>Radio, electronic ear protectionBuy some cheap Baofengs, just make sure they have encryption. Talk to Gremlin about this to make sure we don't get shafted regarding jammability, etc. Comtac III headset, call it 1k for both, Chinese radios are cheap.>Main rifleThis is its own discussion regarding doctrine so I'm going to stick to price instead of what specific pattern we get. The rifle itself should not go above 2k. >Optics/accessories 1-6x variable scope, around 4-5k, depends on if we buy chinesium or from a good manufacturer (what we should probably get, but depends on doctrine. Urban vs field combat, etc)Holographic sight, 2k at the most, again, chinesium can take you lowerVis/IR Laser aiming module, about 1k, Need IR lasers if we get night vision. Can be less expensive for just visual lasers, or more if you get the extra strength non civ lasers. Supressor, artificially induced scarcity regarding price and government registration, could pay a shady machine shop to crank a bunch of these out at maybe 500 per, upwards of 1k otherwise. >sidearm500 bucks, add a supressor, a light, and a RMR, and you can go north of 1.5k.Total, for what I'd like to go for, is about 50k per trooper if we do the most expensive night vision option. If we go for the less expensive night vision option, that's around 20k, if we lose the night vision, that's around 9k (no need to buy laser aiming module)Prices mostly pulled out of my ass, etc etc
>>5711977Holy shit a million dollars only outfits 20 guys like I wanted
>>5711977>>5711982Ok, how about this1,000,000 towards a platoon of 20 guys, including us, with the Gucci operator shit. 2,000,000 towards getting ~200 of our guys with pretty much the same kit, but no panoramic night vision or infrared nods. Caveat: I don't want to touch doctrine or weapon selection yet as that deserves its own vote as to if we give our guys rifles like I've suggested, smgs, both(?!) Etc
>>5711987If you really want to outfit a ton of dudes you want to either get a proper private line going with a corporation OR you want to get a local business that'll work with you for cheaper. It's cheaper to attain the license to produce stuff and then run it locally than to buy from source unless you've got an in. Which is the exact opposite of what most people would expect. So throwing a couple mil at a startup or just local arms manufacturing to have a "domestic" group on lockdown would save us money in the long run. And besides, fuck buying name brand, we'll just make our own knockoffs. It works for China. Well, when everything isn't exploding from non-existent quality control and assurances, of course.
>>5711990I agree, with you regarding clothes and rifles, this is a good strategy to reduce cost, and its cheap to buy some camo fabric and pay someone to crabk out a bunch of whatever. but optics? Night vision? I don't think we can easily set up local production of these things without raiding a company for their trade secrets or something, and those are the items that are really kicking the price (and theoretical combat effectiveness) up.
>>5711996>I don't think we can easily set up local production of these things without raiding a company for their trade secrets or somethingYou just buy the license. You go to the company that makes them and say "Hey I'd like to make a domestic version of this, how much do I gotta pay you for the blueprints?". And then you have to argue with them over why you should be allowed to instead of just buying their product. Which usually comes down to "We won't let you have any industry whatsoever in our nation if you don't." which doesn't sound like much of a threat but with a new market opening up with a nation in flux is a pretty big deal. And THEN you steal the trade secrets so you don't have to keep paying them for the license.
Evening, anons.Give me a few moments to tally everything up and get the numbers sorted.
>>571200If you want to do that with good stuff though you have to ask the government is the issue, which is why I jumped to crimehttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Traffic_in_Arms_Regulations
Okay, I think I've got the numbers crunched.Weaponry: 1,000,000Vehicles: 2,000,000Mansion Improvements: 500,000Investment: 750,000Charity: 750,000Technology: 2,000,000That leaves you with an cool $3,000,000 in the bank.The only real numerical difference between the most popular options is whether or not to fork over $250,000 on some stuff for yourself.We'll settle that real quick; would you like to allocate that funding?> No, it feels a tad wasteful. Better to keep it in case you need it later.> Yes, you've earned the right to live a little. It's a drop in the bucket compared to your earning potential.
>>5712019> Yes, you've earned the right to live a little. It's a drop in the bucket compared to your earning potentialIm even preferable to spending even more money
>>5712019> Yes, you've earned the right to live a little. It's a drop in the bucket compared to your earning potential.>>5712024So am I, those investments seem too small.
>>5712019>> Yes, you've earned the right to live a little. It's a drop in the bucket compared to your earning potential.
>>5712019> Yes, you've earned the right to live a little. It's a drop in the bucket compared to your earning potential.Doing stuff for your self is important
>>5712019> Yes, you've earned the right to live a little. It's a drop in the bucket compared to your earning potential.
>>5712024>>5712027>>5712032>>5712036>>5712040Alright, looks like we've got a budget picked out.By popular demand, it'll be spent in accordance in the manner that >>5710740 and >>5711355 laid out; if there are any additions that could reasonably fit within the established limits, feel free to pitch them.I'll give about an hour or so for any stragglers to get their say.I apologize in advance for this being another slow one, but it's the last bit of groundwork before we get back into the action.
>>5712043Still would like to throw at least another mil at personal arms and equipment
>>5712045we dont even have that many recruits, isnt it just gonna sit there?
>>5712043I don't know if it fits within the budget but I want the island to be a scaled up version of the shelter idea. Various hacienda style houses both for staff and for soldiers and buildings dedicated to the learning and practice of various skills. I imagine it looking like a rustic island town at a glance but at a more thorough inspection you see SAMs, radar towers, helicopters, planes, armed soldiers and machine guns mounted on vehicles. I could go into more detail if you want more clarity on the idea
>>5712043I want to invest 2 mil in govt infastructureBuild me some roads and water treatment facilities
>>5712051Oh and I forgot mention the gardens, orchards and coops again but they're also important. Really want to instill that self reliant and hardy type of country side psychology. It's great at making good men and good soldiers.>>5712055Govt infastructure? Why?
>>5712046It's not going to just sit there, it's going to get spent on proper night vision goggles.See >>5711977 for napkin math on how much this stuff costs. At the bare minimum I want to get everyone dual tube goggles.
>>5711987I mean, we can give our second line guys Nightfox Swift setups with the skullcrusher head mount and Carson NV-200 Minis to slip in their pockets for covert work, but its short range gear with infrared illuminators that'd we'd have to disable, really more fit for low light than total darkness. It's kind of an insult though, really good way to make someone feel expendable, bad for morale.Maybe we need to heist some nightvision gear, instead?Honestly between AR-15s, suppressors, 50 cal machine guns, and shit we'd have to source ammo for like anti-air guns and mortars....I think we should take a second look at that CNC Machine Shop idea. Invest maybe $500k and wait for this stuff to trickle out. We can get way more than our money's worth over time and have the business on top of that.
>>5712059I like clean water and smooth roadsI guess it doesn't have to be govt
>>5712061If we were being super budget we'd buy the intensifier tubes in bulk then fab housing and stuff for them in house. I'd rather just buy some PVS-14s though, but whatever. I'd be down for throwing some dosh at a machine shop though, CNC machine maybe.
>>5712063So do I, but I fail to see that as reason enough to spend 2 mil on it.>>5712061Hear hear. Go off /k/ing.
>>5712059Fresh fruits and vegetable and chicken make for a good diet. That, and if we are called upon by the Venezuelan gov't for disaster relief, we'll be good for more than security and help farmers recover. I like it.
>>5712078Don't forget the seafood and the chicken eggs.
It appears that there's a fair bit more debate on the topic than I had anticipated.The money already spent is ironclad, but if there are any further designs on the 2.75 mil leftover, this is the place for it.Would you like to spend more of your ill-gotten gains?> Yes, I'd like to spend money on... (insert details and amount)> No, I'm satisfied with our current purchases.(Unfortunately, I need to call things early tonight; gotta handle some unexpected IRL happenings. Vote'll be open until Sunday evening to hammer out any last issues, and then we'll be moving on.)
>>5712082Beats the pants of MREs.So... with the weapon budget, anybody else think shifting $500k to a CNC and manufacturing business in Venezuela is a good idea or would like to give input on that idea, perhaps improve it somehow?
>>5712084Strike that.> Yes, I'd like to spend money on investing $500k from the $2.75 million into the CNC and manufacturing business.
>>5712083>>5712084If the ideas I mentioned fit within the 2 mil island budget than all that's left is the investments. I agree with the proposed manufacturing business.
>>5712083+1 to the 500k to manufacturingStill want to throw another mil at arms for night vision but no one else seems to
>>5712090Well we just free'd up a bunch of money we'd spend on AR-15 rifles and suppressors, those can get cranked out at light speed with the proper tools. Maybe we put some time in ourselves. The rest will take a while to get put together and working correctly alongside other legit business to keep the place afloat.
>>5712083> Yes, I'd like to spend money on investing $500k from the $2.75 million into the CNC and manufacturing business.Seems like a good idea, getting our armaments from a stable and cheap source. >>5712090We could probably dip into the war chest for any extra equipment needed, including future specialized squads and such.
Actually, after more thought I'd be up for another $500k for weapons though if it means everyone gets a PVS-14 or something similiar.The only other thing that wouldn't be entirely bad would be maybe $500k for a water purification plant, maybe we do a matching grant thing with the Venezuelan gov't. I want to hear more about what everybody thinks first, though.
>>5712094>> Yes, I'd like to spend money on investing $500k from the $2.75 million into Weapons, specifically Nightvision.
>>5712094I don't see the point of a water purification plant? Is it charity?>>5712083Anyway I'll make a collage of the edits of anons and a final one from myself:-500k on Weapons Manufactory-500k on Nightvision Equipment-750k on Oil Extraction and RefiningThat leaves us with 500k left over. Let me make a brief breakdown of the final budget:-2mil on our own fleet of vehicles (Planes, helicopters, armored cars and boats)-2mil on island development and defense (Various expenses described previously and AA measures, both detection and defense)-2mil on business investments (Construction, Arms Manufacturing and Oil Extraction and Refining)-1,5 mil on new weapons and equipment-750k on shelters for Venezuelan children-500k on renovating Jack's mansion -500k on technological equipment to store and use the data required to manage all this shit-250k on personal expenses9,5mil spent. 500k left over and an undefined amount still remains in the war chest.This good? Correct me if I made any mistakes.
>>5712119Not sure how the other anon who suggestted it intended it but charity and logistics. I'm lukewarm on the idea but intrigued.
>>5712119Yeah. We just can't afford the water treatment plant. I'm sure we've got ample water storage, especially considering our agricultural needs.
>>5712122>>5712124In case of logistics, I don't think an entire plant is needed. The required facilities to sustain the relatively small population can just use and store rainwater and, if the island is big enough, groundwater too.
>>5712205Still better equipment than 9 out of 10 DC Henchmen. lol
>>5712227>this gun can't hit anything>9/10 dc henchmen swear by it>"I've been henching for twenty years, the only thing I've ever hit is the wall next to my target, best purchase I ever made">get yours today half off for only $1.50
Guys what about the Paranormal Business with Bobo? Don't we need some money there to help start it up?
>>5712273Shouldn't cost much given the limites scope of the business, 250k should be more than enough. Though I do think we should dip into the warchest to pay for those new weapons and equipment, can still have an extra 1,5 mil in reserve that way.
>>5712273It's not like it would take millions to do so, a neat little building in an out of the way part of Gotham would likely be enough, which we definitely have enough for outside of this. God bless the criminals of Gotham, lowering the property value!
>>5712119Should we be spending anything on getting an onsite trauma surgeon on the island(or on the mainland close to the island) or is that something we can take out of the warchest or someone we can recruit?
>>5712404First aid equipment, trauma equipment and sufficient medicine should fit within the current budget though I'd be willing to spend funds if it doesn't. I'd prefer if the on site doctor be one of the wolves since field medicine is an important subject to be taught around for use during missions but we could hire a doctor as a staff member temporarily if none of the boys can fill the role.We treat minor injuries and stabilize traumatic ones, anything else gets an airlift to the nearest hospital.
$2,000,000 Transportation Budget (just for fun)A thought experiment with cost estimates. What could we get for IRL vehicles with this amount? Upgrades are factored into cost.Unused $200k used for fuel, storage, maintenance, and repair.>Air(NOT TECHNICALLY A JET BUT WILL STILL GET US THERE)$500kIntercontinental Transport(used)Commander 690 A/B Turboprop Aircraft Fit with covert flares wired to a panic button. Always carry a full set of parachutes. Install an extra emergency fuel tank for an additional 200 mile range.(SINGLE PERSON KIT HELICOPTERS TURNED INTO MEDIVAC DRONES)$50k each $200kSingle Person Airborne Scout and Extraction with Water Landing Pontoonsx4 (new)Composite-FX XE 290Install a shortwave or cell network capable remote control, auto land if disconnected feature, and cameras to turn it into a drone. Install plate carrier pockets under the seat cushion and floormat of the vehicle. Install system for securely attaching a stretcher beneath it to use for medivac purposes.>Water(CHEAP FISHING BOATS)$5k each $50kAluminum Brownwater and Coastal Fishing Boats 20'x10 (used)Alumacraft V-SeriesEquipped with gas motor for power and electric motor for quiet running. Add flare gun, life jackets, bailing bucket, cooler, net, cupholders, and pole holders.(VIETNAM ERA SWIFTBOATS MADE BY CHINA)$75k each $300kBluewater/Brownwater Patrol Boatsx4 (new)Aluminum Patrol Craft Fast 30'Fitted with radios, a stowable folding swivel mount 50 Cal M-2 machine gun, radar, standard GPS and navigation gear, repair kit, and standard safety gear.>Land(WARLORD'S DELIGHT)$25k each $300k4WD Technical Truckx12 (used)Toyota TacomaWith a stowable folding swivel mount 50 Cal M-2 machine gun, steel brush gaurd, behind seat and underseat and inside door plate carriers, ballistic glass, and runflat tires.(LOWEST PROFILE APC)$100k each $300k4WD Van with Covert Armorx3 (new)Ford 250 Transit With titanium ballistic top side and bottom panels, titanium brush gaurd, behind seat and underseat and inside door plate carriers, ballistic glass, 2 low profile side peepholes and side gun ports, aftermarket suspension to deal with increased weight, and offroad runflat tires.(STEALTH AND MOBILITY)$12.5k each $150kOffroad and Scout Dirt Bikex12 (new)Honda CRF205RQuieter aftermarket muffler, runflat tires, headlight that can switch bewteen on/off/infrared, and anti-stall clutch.Looks like can only really field 100 guys at a time(assuming everything is working) but of course this is real world prices and cutting corners on armoring(especially bulletproof glass, SO expensive) could get us more vehicles.
>>5712238Reminds me, maybe we should use to the goon boards to shitpost recruit goons on order to have more of a presence in Gotham. But instead of crime they are ghost-buster interns. Could also start a paranormal academy for troubled persons, but then im getting ahead of myself.
>>5712462I think we should start a henchmans association in gothamLike a union but we strike for stuff like batman insurance and no more random killings from the boss for no reason
>>5712570Imagine the reaction of the JL when a Gotham-wide protest is pull by armed goons shouting, "WE NEED BATCARE!" "GOONS ARENT GOODS!" "GOON RIGHTS!". Now these poor souls might mowed down by the loyalist and cops alike but damm it they tried.
>>5713339>Now these poor souls might mowed down by the loyalist and cops alike but damm it they tried.>Implying that the police will not join the march.This is gotham. I wouldn't be surprised if the city administration doesn't look at gang fighting in the same way that it looks at school policies.
>>5713492>the cops unionize stating that "if the mooks can do it, why can't we?">now they both only use lethal measures against supers, heroic or villainousSaving this city one really weird uncontrollable butterfly effect at a time.
>>5713580>Saving>GothamThe city will burn while cops and gangers go to the streets like one to shot down anything that make them mad.Which would not have been very different from what would have happened if there were no marches.Gotham is cursed and nothing will change that.
>>5713620Cursed you say? That sounds like something a supernatural detective might be able to fix.
>>5713637You'd need like, the power of multiple gods or something.
>>5712205You mock me but anyone remember when we blew up the Iceberg lounge? We blow away a good 20 or so people by having magic ass thermal vision, a supressed mp5, and spooky shadow powers? Our mooks will die like the Penguin's mooks did against any force that has night vision if we do not. I cannot express how important I think it is for us to buy the most advanced night vision systems possible for our mooks.
>>5713868The best stuff is terribly expensive, but dual tube stuff for everybody seems reasonable.
>>5713868Sounds like we need to shrines to Set(maybe a massive waterslide too?) and Hestia(we haven't met her properly yet, have we?) and invest in turning our island into a little Hogwarts. Maybe after our next big score.
>>5714246I doubt Set and Hestia are going to start giving all our guys magic.
>>5714251I'm not at all familiar with DC Comic magic. Is it more of a born with it, or learned skill, or the gods jailbreak your magic ability but you got to learn it, or is it a wildly inconsistent mix of stuff?
>>5714257We are talking about capeshit here so...>wildly inconsistentThere are people that are born with it and know it, people that are born with it and don't know it (Sean), people that meet something or someone(Set) magical and that give them some specific powers (Set's and Hestia's blessings) and people that walk in the wrong place at the best time and get hit by the "Now you are a wizard" magic ray.
>>5714263I thought Set's mark was the only reason Sean can use magic.
>>5714266Sean always was 100% pure wizard but never know it. He awake his magic when the Claw choose him.Set give him some special magics, but he have his own magic too.
>>5714257It tends to come with bad luck as a cosmological thing. No such thing as a free lunch and all that.
>>5712083I hope we get to see the reaction from the group about how we went into the woods with Pandion and then came back alone and beat to shit. Also the travel back home, some inner monologue from Sean and meeting our insurgency friends again.Speaking of insurgency, two things I forgot to mention about the budgets. First one being that the boys should be willing to pitch in parts of their own wealth to the budget, especially the accomodations and equipment, giving they'll be living and using the place. Second thing is that as part of the deal with the junta they are obligated to provide:- Funding and logistical support for construction and maintenance of operational facilities.which should massively cut down on costs for us.
>>5715740>First one being that the boys should be willing to pitch in parts of their own wealth to the budget, especially the accomodations and equipment, giving they'll be living and using the place>tfw your job tells you it's lifting some of your paycheck to build a new break roombruh
>>5715990I think being a part of the Steel Wolves will be a lot more than just a "job", more like a lifestyle now that I think about it.
>>5715990Makes me think of Project Mayhem from Fight Club. The guys barely brought anything, just burial money and some clothes.
>>5715740>own moneyLike they even have money. We are dealing with some broke boys who want to make lots of money doing dangerous things and then maybe they will be indoctrinated.We mainly need our men to be working, training, learning new skills and recruiting.At the end of the day should this be a capitalist company or a cpmmunist dictatorship?
>>5716005>>5716097We should divide our troops into squads of 10 soldiers with their own rooms and work zones. Those 10 soldiers will act like a party in a role-playing game, where they decide where they want to invest their money and resources in.Some squads will invest more than others in the base, but in general no one wants to be the squad that has to use a cardboard box as a table to eat white rice while another squad next door organizes a barbecue.In this way we give them the freedom to choose how to invest their money while at the same time we make them compete subtly to improve the base without forcing them to do anything.
>>5716097They do have their own money, they got it from the payout of the Venezuela job remember?>>5716147Wait, did I give the impression that it was a demand for them to give money? That was not my intention at all. It was a request which they had no obligation to fulfill.
>>5716207>Wait, did I give the impression that it was a demand for them to give money? That was not my intention at all. It was a request which they had no obligation to fulfill.Yeah but you will need an incentive aside from the obvious "You live here" for them to invest in the base.Let's treat this as a gacha mobile game about busty elves.You don't need to pay $50 to get a Snow 5 Star SSS, but it would help you a lot.You don't need the Swimsuit version that is at $123, but you already spent $50, why don't you spend more?
>>5716264Your example didn't make it any more clear but this whole thing is proving to be more difficult than I initially imagined anyway. Better to scratch the whole thing and only let them spend money umprompted, the deal we cut with the junta is already more than great. No need to jew as hard as possible as I did.
>>5716147>>5716264>No see it's YOUR fault that the office looks like a shithole, you aren't doing enough to make your cubicle funbruhAll y'all motherfuckers need to chill.
>>5716396But what about company scip,Seans venezuelan fun bucks
We don't need our men to invest in the base if they don't want to, we'll earn enough money doing things.
Hey anons, it's taking me longer than anticipated to get the next update ready, but I've prepared a contingency of sorts to tide things over until Friday.Namely, picking out the last intel gathering job under Jack's umbrella. It's a moderately important choice, so giving it some extra voting time feels right.
>>5716507The first job plays right to your strengths; an undisclosed client needs some above-average muscle to play babysitter during an undoubtedly criminal endeavor. Anyone or anything shows up to make trouble, you’ll be the one tasked with putting it down. Sounds easy enough, but there’s a big catch. You’ll have no clue who you’ll be backing, what they’ll be up to, or even what the damned target is until zero hour rolls in. Could be anything from a simple exchange or heist to a gangland slaying in the making.Call you paranoid, but these kind of question marks have the feel of coffin nails being pounded into the proverbial pine box.The only morsel you’ve been provided confirms that you won’t be backing up run-of-the-mill thugs on a milk run, the team itself is comprised of some handpicked local talent. The brief doesn’t name anyone of course, but it’s definitely a factor worth considering.The second job is a little more straightforward, but not by much. An undisclosed client needs an experienced point-man for a VIP snatch-and-grab being conducted at some high society gala party. You’ll be embedded as the resident heavy hitter and target snatcher; first through the door, and last to leave. It’s a bit high-profile for your tastes, but work is work. And of course, in the name of discretion, the client refuses to disclose the identity of the target until the time comes to pull the trigger on the op.Again, could be a major curveball in there. Target could be a corporate stooge who made deals with the wrong type of people. Or some unlucky asshole that went pissed off somebody with deep enough pockets to make the lesson stick.Or it could be an attack on the goddamned mayor or something. Unlike the previous job, there are no indications of any specialized talent. Looks like you’ll be rolling out with a cadre of non-powered hooligans watching your six; could be good or bad, depending on your estimation of the local criminal element.The third job offers a bit more information up-front, but the insight doesn’t make you feel any better. Unlike the others, this one is a plain solo job. Undisclosed client needs someone capable of breaking into Arkham Asylum’s security control room to slot a flash drive containing a virus that’ll wipe specific inmate records. The brief doesn’t go into details as to why; your money is on somebody trying to wipe their slate clean in the eyes of the authorities.Normally, you’d consider tapping Gremlin to see if this could be handled from long-range, but the briefing nixes the idea when it confirms that everything on loony-bin island is locally air-gapped; no remote workarounds to be found. Only way you’ll be getting that virus into the computer systems is the old-fashioned way.Arkham fucking Asylum. Where the real freaks go. Almost makes you glad you only got time in a federal hole.
>>5716509Put bluntly, all of these jobs reek; but it’s not like you have much of an option. You’ve carried Jack’s water plenty of times before, just need to clear this one last hurdle.There is one other detail of note that catches your attention.None of these requests were open calls; your Gunsmoke handle was requested specifically as a potential candidate.Doubt you were the only name on their list, but it’s a sign that you’ve managed to built a decent enough rep.That development gives you mixed feelings. It’s nice to have your work recognized, but the bigger the name; the bigger the splash when you make moves.But that’s a future concern; for now, you just need to grit your teeth and get soldier through it.So, which job do you plan on signing up for?> The first job. If all you need to do is keep things chugging along, that takes a lot of the pressure off. Who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky and everything will go so smoothly that your talents won’t be needed.> The second job. With the element of surprise on your side, it shouldn’t be too hard to roll through any private security embedded at the event. You’ve taken out fortified strongpoints manned by professional soldiers, knocking over rent-a-cops in tuxes will be a cakewalk.> The third job. If you’re being honest with yourself, you’ve always done your best work as a solo act; working with complete strangers leaves a bad pit in your stomach when you’re this close to the finish line. And on the off-chance that you’re ever collared and tossed into the madhouse, it could pay to be familiar with the joint.
>>5716510> The first job. If all you need to do is keep things chugging along, that takes a lot of the pressure off. Who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky and everything will go so smoothly that your talents won’t be needed.Feels like this one is the easiest to book it fromIf things go south
>>5716510>> The first job. If all you need to do is keep things chugging along, that takes a lot of the pressure off. Who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky and everything will go so smoothly that your talents won’t be needed.this has the highest chance of being a justice league sting operation and I'm all for it
>>5716510> The first job. If all you need to do is keep things chugging along, that takes a lot of the pressure off. Who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky and everything will go so smoothly that your talents won’t be needed.All of these sound like stings, but I agree with the other guy: easier to run from
>>5716510> The first job. If all you need to do is keep things chugging along, that takes a lot of the pressure off. Who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky and everything will go so smoothly that your talents won’t be needed.
>>5716510> The first job. If all you need to do is keep things chugging along, that takes a lot of the pressure off. Who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky and everything will go so smoothly that your talents won’t be needed.Yuuup.
>>5716510>> The first job. If all you need to do is keep things chugging along, that takes a lot of the pressure off. Who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky and everything will go so smoothly that your talents won’t be needed.this if gonna go horribly wrong
Pfft. What could go wrong?
>>5716510> The second jobI'm going to be a contrarian and go with this one. I'm pretty sure we'd be kidnapping Bruce during some charity thing, which would be funny. Even funnier if our employer turns out to be Joker.
>>5716644I read the second one and my first thought was "we're kidnapping Bruce Wayne, right?"
>>5716660>tfw it's actually oliver queen holding a function in gotham while his buddy bruce wayne is on a business meeting out of townThose two normal playboy billionaire philanthropists are pretty good friends, they must talk on the phone a lot since they don't really get seen in person together than often.
>>5716705I would want it to be Oliver Queen just so that if he gets aggressive we could say with cheek "yes Queen, Slay Queen. Get that fierceness out of you Queen. rawr."
>>5716711>"yes Queen, Slay Queen. Get that fierceness out of you Queen. rawr."I feel that saying this aloud is a ticket to a arkham asylum's cell.AKAWM
>>5716705As long as its not Lois Lane, on assignment.
Howdy, anons.I've been grappling with a bit of writers block lately, and am still working on getting the next update done.I probably won't be finished by our normal time tomorrow, just wanted to give the heads-up in advance.As always, your patience is greatly appreciated. Work's been burning me out something fierce lately, which has unfortunately impacted my ability to put pen-to-paper.The Intergang interlude is halfway done, I'll have more time to focus on that when I can force myself to knuckle down and finish the damned update.
>>5717378Its all good Axis. I'd rather have you (and i hope many anons agree) at your best than give a second rate performance. Hope work gets easier for you.
>>5717378It sounds like a particularly complex update. The devil is in the details, I imagine. No worries.
>>5717691>>5717715Thanks, anons.As warned, I'm still knee-deep in the update. I'll try it have it all done and dusted by Monday, that way we can get the bulk of the prepwork done in time for the normal session on Wednesday.
>>5717748Fair enough and good luck
>>5716510> The third job. If you’re being honest with yourself, you’ve always done your best work as a solo act; working with complete strangers leaves a bad pit in your stomach when you’re this close to the finish line. And on the off-chance that you’re ever collared and tossed into the madhouse, it could pay to be familiar with the joint.Oh come on. A job at Arkham Asylum? I'm not gonna pass up the chance to actually meet The Bat.
>>5717979>Oh come on. A job at Arkham Asylum? I'm not gonna pass up the chance to actually meet The Bat.What ID are we using for this again? It would be funny if we get arrested, meet batman, and then fuck off with the help of Ghostdad. Or maybe we could use the back door.
>>5716510> The third job. If you’re being honest with yourself, you’ve always done your best work as a solo act; working with complete strangers leaves a bad pit in your stomach when you’re this close to the finish line. And on the off-chance that you’re ever collared and tossed into the madhouse, it could pay to be familiar with the joint.I want to shoot babs in the knees again
>>5718010They're asking specifically for Gunsmoke.>>5718043>go to quickdraw her knees for the third (fourth?) time>batman drops down and kicks the gun out of our hand>boss health bar appearsWhat I think is great is that despite how surprisingly busted Sean is, if we don't use our full kit to the absolute we have zero chance of beating Batman. Every single thing we have going for us he has faced in others and won. He has an answer for everything we have. The thing he is least prepared for is magic but even then.And if we're trying to keep our identities and abilities hidden we can't really use magic as Gunsmoke. We'd be in a pickle if that terror in the night showed up for sure. but I agree it has been too long since we've bullied the batgirl
>>5718043Ah shit no wait let's do the second one it does sound like we'll be kidnapping Bruce Wayne from the description and that would be a lot funnier >changing from option 3 to option 2 >>5716510
Actually, the possibility of Bruce being the VIP does beg the question. Are we smart enough to figure out Bruce=Batman? I mean, it sure is strange that Bruce returns just as Batman pops up, and someone's funding all those fancy toys. And every time Batman gets beat to shit or disappears for a while Mr Wayne takes a convenient holiday. Or the Bat Family immediately appearing on the scene when Bruce gets into trouble. Sure is strange...
>>5718125Nah. Total cognative blind spot. Lol.
>>5718125>>5718259>Do detective things with Bobo>Increase detective-ing skills from a couple crits>Doodle devil horns on a picture of our last client, Bruce Wayne>"Haha that looks like-">HMM.jpeg>
>>5718284>"Wait a minute, that jawline..."
>>5718125It's like how no one realizes Superman is Clark Kent. They're so different, and more importantly it's so unbelievable that a normal man could be either of those larger than life figures that your brain actually does mental gymnastics to keep them apart conceptually. It'd be like meeting Jesus on the road. Even if it was him you'd be telling yourself "Man, that guy looked a lot like Jesus, neat.".
>>5718125>We see alfred with both the batman and bruce wayne.>we go undercover as a butler and delve into the butler society
>>5718317Lol>Batman is Bruce>But if Bruce is the one who buys all of JL's super expensive stuff, does he pay taxes as an american citizen?
>>5718295Well yeah, but Superman's an invincible alien that just happens to look human. There's no reason to think he's got anything to do with Clark other than the fact they both share a girlfriend, and hey man, I'm not gonna judge. But Bruce's secret identity relies on everyone being retarded and ignoring a truckload of really obvious coincidences, like the fact that whenever Mr Wayne adopts a kid a new member of the batfamily just so happens to turn up. Maybe Waynetech is putting chemicals in the water.
>>5718621>Maybe Waynetech is putting chemicals in the water.This is gotham. I wouldn't be surprised if the government or the Joker put a Retard chemical distillery in the water supply.
>>5718631*turn on the tap**its pink and bubbly**sigh because it keeps changing every few weeks**run a finger through it and taste it*"It's... it's just bubblegum flavor soda, what the fuuuu?"
>>5718621Yeah sure, but Batman works really, REALLY hard to seem like a superhuman menace to criminals. Pretty much every crook in Gotham is afraid of him. Terrified even. Even most of the super powered ones are cagey about him even if they won't admit it. So what it winds up being is saying "The Boogeyman is real and he lives on my block.". You can put down all the evidence you want but at the end of the day there's just no way the scariest motherfucker in Gotham is just some pretty rich boy. Mental gymnastics, anon. It doesn't make sense because it's irrational. And in a place mired in superstition and general bad vibes like Gotham it just compounds. It's obvious to us because we're not pissing our pants and checking under the bed for him every night.
>>5718706Batman is like Gotham's bigfoot or slenderman in a way, huh? Every loony has a story where they totally encountered him and he was 12 feet tall and had four arms and could teleport through walls.
>>5718766Everyone has forearms, anon. :^)
>>5718766I totally believe TMZ has a blurry photo of Bruce wayne, naked, in the forest walking amongst the trees
>>5719082>Bruce Wayne, man, myth, hairy? Exclusive story inside.
>>5719557>Exclusive photos of Bruce Wayne swimming naked in a waterfall.>Is this a family ritual to increase his sexual powers, or is Gotham's prince training to catch and adopt more orphans on the beach next summer?
>>5719557>NEXT UP ON TMZ! Bruce Wayne caught on camera sprinting buck naked down a dark alleyway while screaming at the top of his lungs. >"What's really wierd about this footage Harvey is how he is glistening. It kinda looks like he is covered in petroleum jelly.">"Must've had a bad trip. Wonder when we'll see him on Rogan?"
>>5719625>"Must've had a bad trip. Wonder when we'll see him on Rogan?"Big question Axie, does Rogan have a podcast in this universe?Can we show up as paranoid lunatic to ramble about demons, the whole gotham's owl thing and the suicide squad?
>>5719637+1 this would be hilarious
>>5719637>"So you're saying these owl people - and they aren't like actual owls right? They're just cult dudes or something, yeah? - these owl people they're like, pulling the strings in Gotham and doing all sorts of shady shit? Summoning fuckin' demons? That's crazy, man. And you've seen the demons? No fucking way, you FOUGHT the demons? A buddy of mine took some pictures in the woods of this demon he saw - Jaime pull up the pictures, yeah that one that skinwalker looking thing. Check that shit out, could rip your arms off with its bare hands, thing is fucking strong looking. And you fought something like this? That's fucking crazy."
>>5719637I mean, you still owe the Venezuelan government a televised interview...
Also, random question for the crowd.One of your personal purchases is a custom ballistic suit; I’ve got a couple of ideas about how it’ll look / be integrated, but it makes more sense to let you all choose.Feel free to include a pic of what you’d like it to look like, this’ll most likely take the place of your regular body armor whenever you’re not in the Apokoliptian armor.You want your ballistic suit to be…> Sleek. The understated design and the economy of motion it affords is unparalleled. Like wearing a second skin that can stop a burst of gunfire.> Futuristic. Jam in as much tech and electronics as you can fit in. A robust cyber-warfare and communications suite could mean the difference between life and death.> Sturdy. Eschew any pageantry in favor in slapping on as much armor on as you can. It’ll be a bit cumbersome to haul around, but the protection it’ll offer will only be second to your alien tech.> Other?
>>5719896>> Futuristic. Jam in as much tech and electronics as you can fit in. A robust cyber-warfare and communications suite could mean the difference between life and death.
>>5719896> Sleek. The understated design and the economy of motion it affords is unparalleled. Like wearing a second skin that can stop a burst of gunfire.The bullet-proof body-condom seems the most useful
>>5719890>venezuelan state tv comes on.>adjutant tango in only a mask and military pants shows up>smoking a hand rolled cigar>cuts a promo like 90s wwe addressing all his enemies>finish with him doing an RKO on a fake pedraza>join the steel wolves today.In other news, a local man is raising money for his three legged dog
>>5719896> Sleek. The understated design and the economy of motion it affords is unparalleled. Like wearing a second skin that can stop a burst of gunfire.Its almost like im wearing nothing at all
>>5719896> Sleek. The understated design and the economy of motion it affords is unparalleled. Like wearing a second skin that can stop a burst of gunfire.I'll assume this makes it more comfortable which automatically makes it the best.
>>5719896> Sleek. The understated design and the economy of motion it affords is unparalleled. Like wearing a second skin that can stop a burst of gunfire.Does it have to look gay or can we cosplay as JC Denton?
>>5719896>> Sleek. The understated design and the economy of motion it affords is unparalleled. Like wearing a second skin that can stop a burst of gunfire.If we're going with regular armor stuff, gotta take a page out of Army Of Two. Dudes were stylish as hell despite being kitted out. Whether you're picking the light option or the heavy options. Very Operator.
>>5719908I was thinking more of a officers uniform myself, the marines might eat crayons for sustenance but they sure know how look good while doing so.
>>5719896> Other: A literal business suit like a Brooks Brothers made of high quality ballistic fabrics and fitted with low profile pockets for what would normally be thin side plates over each side of your chest area and a multicurve plate in the back. Great for infiltration or a business meeting that might end up in shall we say "aggressive negotiations."
>>5719908>>5719924Though maybe we can steal Joshua Graham's look if we want a more all purpose fit. Make some changes so it's less beat up and it will look real nice in most situations.
>>5719925Kind of a real thing: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2488175/Garrison-Bespoke-creates-bullet-proof-suit-businessmen-live-dangerous-lives.html
>>5719896>> Sleek. The understated design and the economy of motion it affords is unparalleled. Like wearing a second skin that can stop a burst of gunfire.
>>5719942Damn I completely forgot about Snake. An excellent choice anon, very broad appeal in it's aesthetic.
>>5719925>You like watching John Wick, don't you Squidward?
>>5719896>SleekI like the Denton cosplay and the bulletproof suit idea for how it ends up looking.
>>5719954>If I'm being honest? The first one was good but the rest of them dragged on could have been cut and condensed into one movie. Think Kill Bill. Also the bulletproof suit, while cool in concept was too OP in execution."
>>5719957Ballistic carcoat or walker coat instead of suit jacket? We /fa/ now.
>>5719908Um, *akshually* JC Denton is cosplaying as Blade, but the suit does look cool regardless of who's wearing it.
>>5719896Honestly it depends on who it's for.Adjunct Tango could make much more use of a Futuristic suit given the caliber of situations he's in. Additional capabilities is extremely useful where magic will fail. Plus it makes us that much more Dr. Doom.
>>5719965I like the walker, it seems more professional. I guess we could maybe get the same result wearing a shirt and tie with the car though, but the collar on the walker seems to sell it. I'd probably go with the car coat normally but the walker if we had to be fancy.
>>5720035I never noticed the resemblance but now I can never unsee it. Holy smokes.
Rolled 10 (1d100)How marked will our butt and dick be in the Sleek armor, dice?WJRPHX
>>5720085Excellent, no one will try to rape Sean anytime soon.
>>5719896> Sleek. The understated design and the economy of motion it affords is unparalleled. Like wearing a second skin that can stop a burst of gunfire.stealth suit
>>5719896>sleek. The understated design and the economy of motion it affords is unparalleled. Like wearing a second skin that can stop a burst of gunfire.Yes, if you can make it look like the Blade one or the JC denton one >>5719908>>5720035It would probably be the best. Or something mixed out of here with the ARMY of TWO. as >>5719922 mentioned.
>>5720325Especially the face masks from Army of Two. Almost all of them looked pretty cool.
So, it looks like the Sleek style wins, with an emphasis on a mixture between Army of Two and the classic JC "hewasagoodman.whatarottenwaytodie" Denton coat.And now that Armor of Two has been mentioned, I'm obliged to ask if you want any kind of custom paintjob for the mask.
>>5721394Maybe something like this? It's uninspired but it still looks cool.
Sorry I dont read the post
Good news, anons.Finally managed to finishing touches on the update, we should be good to begin the session at 5:00 as planned.Apologies in advance for the wall of text, it's a pretty long one.
>>5721394>I'm obliged to ask if you want any kind of custom paintjob for the mask.Flames at the bottom and smoke curling up the top half. Classic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0s2dg1fFToYou’re jolted out of your fatigue-induced shutdown by a peculiar sensation brought about during Pandion’s absorption back into the Claw; kinda like pins and needles dancing across your body from head to toe. It’s not as explosive as your first contact with the Claw of Horus, but you’re confident enough in your knowledge of the subject matter to pronounce it as the same magic.The process isn’t painful, more decidedly uncomfortable. Thankfully, the sensation passes as quickly as it began, yet leaves an odd wellspring of power in its wake. Overall, it’s a difficult feeling to accurately quantify, but it’s left you feeling like you’ve gotten a minor boost of sorts.Could be worth checking out later when you’re not battered and exhausted.Plus, you have more immediate priorities.> “Pandion? You in there, pal?” You tentatively query, slightly worried that something may’ve gone haywire.As you force yourself back to your feet while shaking off the customary stiffness and aches, you’re greeted by a gruff voice that’s colored with more than a little pride.“You won’t get rid of me so easily, Sean. Someone needs to ensure that your form doesn’t get sloppy.”> “2-0, old man.” You retort, while limping your way back to camp.You could call Jack with your sigil, but you’d prefer to avoid worrying him or souring the mood. These are the last few fleeting moments of the vacation after all, best to end things on a lighter note.Besides, your wounds are nothing serious anyhow, just need to pilfer a few items from the first aid kit and you’ll be right as rain. And once you get the chance to immerse yourself in fire, your regenerative magic should do the rest.Granted, you make a point of not taking hits like that too often, tends to lead to a drastically lowered life expectancy if you get knocked around like a piñata on the regular.As if reading your thoughts, Pandion chimes in.“It was a glorious defeat, Sean. I hope I haven’t caused any permanent damage.> “No hard feelings, big guy. Didn’t give me nothing that won’t buff out with a little TLC.”With your injuries, it takes twice as long to limp back to camp when compared to your initial departure.Any hope of flying under the radar are bloodily quashed in an instant when Bobo spots you.He seems shocked to see you in such battered condition, probably because he recently witnessed you tear through Mafiya goons like a hot knife through butter. You can almost see the wheels spinning in his head when he notices that Pandion isn’t accompanying you.Thoth is relatively impassive about the whole thing, though he does proffer some foul-smelling ointment as a disinfectant. An ancient herbal remedy or some shit; you’d normally dismiss that kind of thing as new-age hippie bullshit, but if anyone is telling the truth there, it'd be him.
>>5721450Nessie mostly just whines and gently nuzzles at your wounds, almost like a worried dog. You assure her that you’re fine and there’s nothing to worry about, but she still keeps you within eyesight at all times.Jack knows you well enough to give you your space, but you know that it has him a little rattled. More than anything else, he seems to be in the same boat as Bobo; obvious surprise at the level of your injuries.You get where he’s coming from though; he knows conceptually that you risk your life on a regular basis, but this is the first time that he’s actually seen you take a beating that you can’t just laugh off. It’s a little ironic that this reminder of your own mortality is more of a gut-punch to your friends, then it is to you; not quite sure why, throwing yourself into the fight is just kind of a given for you at this point.Surprisingly, Set is annoyingly insistent on tending to your wounds. The attention makes you somewhat uncomfortable, but you grin and bear through his less than tender bedside manner. To his credit, Set must have some kind of healing mojo that intersects with your own, because you’re back in tip-top shape within only a couple of hours. Not even a single scar or bruise from the ordeal.Must’ve been pretty magically intensive though, seeing as how the exertion leaves Set looking haggard and drained like he just ran a back-to-back trio of marathons.In fact, it was so taxing that he actually had to return Nessie to her original size, just to regain a bit of spent magical energy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOvYGQtFBNM> “Hey, everyone gather round! It’s time for one last picture!”Right by the shoreline, with the sun on your backs, one final snapshot of your band of outcasts and rebels is taken; marking the end of your vacation.Now, you just need to see your friends, compatriots, and assorted animalistic pals off.You start with Nessie, approaching the colossal aquatic beast to make your goodbyes.> “Hey, Nessie. Promise me that you’ll keep safe, you hear? Anyone tries to harpoon you or something, you show em that those teeth aren’t for show.”She roars in something that sounds like assent.> “That’s my girl. Gonna miss you-“Your train of thought is interrupted by a rough tongue the size of a skateboard smacking you in the face and leaving a thick trail of gunk in its wake.As you sputter, Nessie makes a throaty clicking that sounds an awful lot like laughter.As she swims away, she performs one last leap above the waves before being enveloped by the inky blackness of the Pacific Ocean.
>>5721451Thoth is as impassive and disinterested as always, but you can detect the slightest hint of wistful regret in his otherwise stoic features.> “Hope you had a good time. Things tend to get a little out of hand sometimes, but that’s all part of the charm.”“It was….interesting. I now understand why Set has taken such an interest in the matters of the modern world.”He hesitates for a moment, before sighing deeply.“If another of these...expeditions were to be organized, I would not necessarily decline an invitation.”From Thoth, that may as well be begging to come along on the next one.You give him a bright grin and clap him on the shoulder.> “I’m sure there’ll always be a spot in the Set-Mobile for you.”He sighs as the corner of his mouth tugs upwards in amusement, waving you away as he returns to his library.Set looks bone-tired, but he’s got an almost manic grin on his face. > “Thanks for everything, Set. Been a hell of a ride.”“Don’t mention it, kid. You needed the break, and I’ve had a lot of fun along the way. We’ll have to do this again sometime.Set glances around to make sure that nobody is watching before pulling you in for a brief hug. The sudden move takes you by great surprise, and he lets go before you even consider reciprocating.“Stay safe out there, Sean. I might just miss you.” He says, shooting you a two-finger salute as he vanishes into the fading light.Bobo looks like death warmed over, but has an unclouded sharpness in his eyes.> “Thanks for all your help, Bobo. Give what I said some thought. You’ve always done good by me, my door is always open if you need something.”“I know. Good luck out there, Sean.”He shakes your hand before Jack teleports him back to Gotham and jumps back.Now that you’re done with the goodbyes and well-wishes, Jack gently lays a hand on your shoulder; in the blink of an eye, you’re back home at the mansion.You spend the evening unloading your stuff and finding a place to store your various souvenirs and loot. Gaius’ aquila goes in pride of place in your bedroom, the rest is stored amongst your stored belongings.Once that’s done, you settle into the parlor to make a bunch of calls and place some orders on a bevy of online black market bazaars. The Internet is truly a glorious thing; the United Nations and its arms embargoes can eat their chickenshit hearts out.Your savings take a sharp hit, but you’ve still got plenty of liquid capital to douse any potential fires that spring up for the foreseeable future.Honestly, the whole idea almost feels surreal. There was a time not that long ago when you had no clue where your next meal would be coming from; now you’re sitting on more money than you would’ve ever earned in your entire career as a footslogging grunt.While taking a short moment to rest by the crackling fire, Jack enters with a sheaf of papers.
>>5721453“Ah, there you are, Sean. I hate to interrupt, but business is an insatiable mistress. I’ve had to leverage the last of my accrued favors to negotiate our latest opportunity, but it is influence well-spent. Once complete, we will have all the information required to locate the last artifact required to accrue the power necessary to perform my ritual.The contracts on tap are a bit more rickety than either of us would prefer, but I’m afraid that this is the best I could secure on short notice.I’ve taken the liberty of preparing a few dossiers detailing what I’ve managed to throw together, feel free to peruse them while I pop out and put the kettle on.”There’s an undertone of stress to Jack’s voice that you recognize immediately, though he disguises it well. Can’t blame him much, he’s approaching the end of decades if not centuries of work. Jack floats away to the kitchen, leaving you mull over the accrued documentation.You’ve never been much of a tea guy but you don’t have the heart to turn him down, especially considering that…You shake your head to stop that train of though well in its tracks. The world ain’t gonna stop turning just because you wish things could be different.By the time Jack returns with some impeccably prepared mugs of black tea with milk and sugar, you’ve already decide on your choice of assignment.> “I’ll be going with the first job.” “Out of curiosity, why that one in particular?”You take a sip of your tea and sigh.> “To be blunt, I wouldn’t touch any of these jobs with a ten-foot barge pole in normal circumstances.”“Neither would I. But…”> “But, if things go so badly that I need to pull an Irish goodbye and make a hasty escape; the first job offers the greatest chance that I can successfully cut bait. Kidnapping can be a messy business at the best of times, especially when the job calls for hitting a semi-public venue. That’s going to bring a lot of heat that I’d rather not have on my head. And Arkham Asylum’s the kind of place to be frothing at the mouth with bad juju, meaning that I’ll be on my own for the infil and exfil. And if anything goes sideways, I’ll be stuck in that madhouse on my lonesome. Don’t quite like those odds.”“The contract mentions that you may be supporting a team of other criminals.”> “I’m not overjoyed at the idea of working with unknown elements, but I can handle it.”“That’s not quite what I mean. It’s been a while since we’ve had any new guests, perhaps this would be a good chance to forge new bonds of camaraderie. Perhaps even make the acquaintance of a lady friend.”> “Need I remind you of how the last few attempts panned out?”“Practice makes perfect, you’ll never know unless you keep trying.”Alright, now you know that he’s fucking with you.The uplift in tone lets you know that you’ve managed to break through the dark cloud marring his thoughts.Still, you can’t resist needling him just a little.
>>5721455> “Oh, you know me. The very soul of cheer and goodwill towards all. What could possibly go wrong?”When Jack affixes you with a withering glance for your tempting of fate, you can’t help but chuckle.It’s a bit premature, but you can’t help but feel a faint rekindling of something that has lain dormant within you for what feels like an eternity.Hope.For the longest time, you’ve grappled with the crippling fear that as soon as Jack passed on, you’d be all on your own again; a lone soul facing the coldness of an unfeeling world.But maybe not. You’ve cultivated friends and allies that have proven their loyalty to you and vice versa. Should you call, they will answer.And even if the worst should come to pass, you’ll have the comfort of knowing that you already managed to build yourself back up from nothing once before. Nothing stopping you from doing it again.But onto more practical matters; what equipment would you like to take on your job? The details are a bit sketchy, but you’re reasonably certain that it probably won’t be heavily reliant on stealth.Armor:> Apokoliptian Armor (Can tank all kinds of damage, but the distinct profile is memorable)> Ballistic Armor (Not as tough, but may raise fewer red flags) (Feel free to mention what you want the new mask to look like.)Primary Weapon:> Apokoliptian Carbine (Volatile Intergang tech, capable of putting a hole through damn near anything)> MP5 SMG (Well-suited for ambush tactics and stealthily engagements) (Silenced)> M4 Carbine (All-around performer, includes grenade launcher)> Dragunov Sniper Rifle (Excellent at long-range, poorly suited for close-quarter engagements)> Benelli Shotgun (Excellent at close-quarter engagements, suffers at range)Secondary Weapon:> Colt 1911 (Reliable and hardy) (Silenced)> .44 Magnum (Hits hard)> Beretta M9 (Easy to conceal) (Silenced)Melee Weapon: (Not including the Blade of Flame)> Spatha (Great for brawling, poor for stealth)> Fairbairn-Sykes knife (Good for stealth)> KABAR (Decent for both stealth / brawling)> Knuckle trench knife (Good for brawling)Explosives: (4 maximum)> Fragmentation> Smoke> Flashbang> Incendiary> Thermite
>>5721456>> Apokoliptian Armor (Can tank all kinds of damage, but the distinct profile is memorable)> Dragunov Sniper Rifle (Excellent at long-range, poorly suited for close-quarter engagements)> .44 Magnum (Hits hard)> Knuckle trench knife (Good for brawling)>3 Fragmentation>1 Smoke
>>5721394Gotta go with the classic
>>5721456That 'memorable' bit is worrying, but wearing our trench coat over it as Gunsmoke has been enough so far. >>5721462>+1
Rolled 1 (1d4)>>5721462>>5721464>>5721468Alright, that's your gear picked out.Writing. Pay not attention to this roll.1 = KM2 = AN3 = FF4 = RC
>>5721470OH SHIT GUYS ITS KILLER MOTH
>>5721470>>5721475We shall bond over our shared distaste for Batgirl.
>>5721475No dude, it's "Kiss Me". Axie is feeling romantical.
>>5721470>>5721475According to his wiki his rep was destroyed and he suffered from repeated defeats. We can recruit him and we may bond over both of us being down on our luck. I am curious what those other options are.
>>5721470When Jack formally accepts the contract, things start to move fast; the job is only a couple of hours away.Your anonymous employers provide you with a rendezvous point and a time, tucked away in Old Gotham. There’s…not a lot of targets in that area that’d be worth the effort of having you babysit, but some people are paranoid.And the fact that they still needed a hitter this close to the operation means that their timetable must be all kinds of fucked up.Still, that’s not really your concern, you’re just along for the ride.If you’re gonna be a-wandering into the unknown, it’d be best to do it while sporting the heaviest armor you’ve got. And in that vein of caution, you’ll bring your Dragunov; just in case a spot of overwatch becomes necessary. You also bring your mule-kicker of a .44, as well as a knuckle-trench knife for a little CQC spice. Lastly, you top off with three frag grenades and a smoke grenade. Hopefully you won’t need to use any of your weapons, but you’re not really the optimistic type.Jack drops you off on a rooftop near the rendezvous point, around twenty minutes early; gives you time to do a recce. Everything seems on the level, so when a van belonging to Gotham City Water & Power cruises around the corner and comes to an idling stop at the pre-arranged time, you know you’re good to go.When you approach, the driver gives you a nod and gestures for you to approach the side door.You lightly knock on the side to alert its occupants to your presence.“Who is it?” The voice is impatient, but the vitriol in his voice doesn’t seem to be directed at you.> “Gunsmoke.”The door panel slides open, revealing the speaker; a tall man dressed in potentially the most outlandish outfit you’ve ever seen. It’s got the color scheme of a glorified circus tent; how on earth is orange and purple suitable for a night operation?It’s certainly a…unique ensemble, yet he somehow manages to make it work.“Killer Moth. Get in, we don’t have time to waste.” He says, offering a hand to help pull you up.When you’re able to peer more closely into the van, you only just barely manage to stop yourself from going for your revolver. Besides Killer Moth, the van is stuffed to the gills with Penguin’s men.The only thing keeping you from carving a swathe through em is the thought of bungling the contract and that none of them seem inclined to make an overtly hostile acts. If anything, they don’t seem to recognize you at all.As the van takes off into the night, you decide to…> Attempt to engage Killer Moth in conversation. Maybe you’ll glean some insight as to the team’s objectives.> Make idle conversation with some of the Penguin goons. Might be able to figure out their motivations a little more clearly.> Keep silent and go over your gear one last time. You’re not here to make friends, you’re here to be a human battering ram.> Other?
>>5721487> Attempt to engage Killer Moth in conversation. Maybe you’ll glean some insight as to the team’s objectives.Can we get to know what we're actually doing now?
>>5721487>>Attempt to engage Killer Moth in conversation. Maybe you’ll glean some insight as to the team’s objectives.>penguin goons>Killer MothOh, we're the target for this mission, aren't we? On the bright side, we met Killer Moth!
>>5721487>> Attempt to engage Killer Moth in conversation. Maybe you’ll glean some insight as to the team’s objectives.Hey man, the fuck's going on anyway?
>>5721455>Perhaps even make the acquaintance of a lady friend.”> “Need I remind you of how the last few attempts panned out?”>“Practice makes perfect, you’ll never know unless you keep trying.”Jack still believes in us
>>5721487> Attempt to engage Killer Moth in conversation. Maybe you’ll glean some insight as to the team’s objectives.
>>5721488>>5721503>>5721505Go ahead and give me some 1d100+25DC: 80 / 100 / 120
Rolled 51 + 25 (1d100 + 25)>>5721514Lets get it.
>>5721508>tfw he sets us up with a cute librarian girl
Rolled 81 + 25 (1d100 + 25)>>5721514
Rolled 16 + 25 (1d100 + 25)>>5721514Luck drain?
Rolled 44 + 25 (1d100 + 25)>>5721514Be a shame to get a nat 1 here.
Rolled 7 + 5 (1d15 + 5)>>5721524Thanks for the reminder, anon.Rolling for Luck Drain.
>>5721516>>5721519>>5721524Alright, that's an excellent success.There any topics you'd like to bring up beyond an overall sitrep?
>>5721529Can't think of anything.
>>5721529>...So, why a moth?>Any extra information you'd find interesting or useful?
>>5721529So whats the pay like working for the penguin? Any benefits?If it goes wellI want to estimate how good these penguin goons are. If they are just gutter trash street punks, I have half a mind to blow up this van
>>5721537>>5721538>>5721541Roger. Go ahead and give me some 1d100+40 to see what you pick up from the Penguin goons.DC: 80 / 95 / 120
Rolled 25 + 25 (1d100 + 25)>>5721543
Rolled 81 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5721543
Rolled 77 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5721543Get
>>5721546>>5721547>>5721549That's an excellent success, writing.
>>5721547>>5721519good rolls guys
>>5721550> “So, what’s our plan?”“The first thing we’ll do is meet up with the rest of the team and lock the surrounding area down.Once we know that nobody is comin’ or goin’, we push through the front, start taking hostages and lock the place down before the pigs can arrive.Since you’ve got that rifle, I’m putting you on sniper duty. I’ll have the driver drop you off by a spot with a decent line-of-sight; get up there and cover us when we make our way in. I’ll send a couple of the boys up with you as backup.”> “And, uh, what exactly is our target exactly?”Killer Moth gives you a hard stare, but it softens after a moment when he realizes that you genuinely don’t know.“You’ll know it when you see it. Our job is to storm the place and make a ton of fucking noise; get the cops to congregate in force.Just do as you’re told and everything will go fine. I’ve been told you’re good in a fight and even if you’re not, the GCPD folds like a wet paper bag.”> “So, what’s it like working for the Penguin?”He looks at you like you’re stupid. “Penguin’s not fronting this job. Our employer paid these guys off to give us a little extra kick if you turned out to be a dud.”Killer Moth turns away to begin fiddling with some kind of cocoon-gun, which likely means that any chance of further discussion is over.Now that the well of conversation has dried up, you find your attention being redirected to the other occupants of the van; the Penguin goons.At a glance, you can tell that these aren’t your average street punks. They’ve got the wild eyes and twitchy reflexes of the certifiably dangerous. These are the kind of men you have on speed-dial when you want something truly heinous to happen.And yet, none of them seem to harbor any specific hostility or interest for you, which doesn’t seem quite right. If they’re moonlighting as hired guns for a bit of extra money, that’s one thing; they should be positively salivating at the chance to serve you up to the Penguin.During your pondering, you notice that he goon nearest you has a few slight flecks of white paint around one of his eyes. In fact, now that you’re looking for it, you can tell that almost all of the Penguin goons have slight splotches of white or red paint on their face.It’s a strange commonality, but you’re not quite sure what it means.
>>5721582Lastly, a couple of the stockier looking ones are handling bulky duffle bags. One of them is slightly unzipped, revealing an unmarked green canister of some kind. No clues as to its contents, your money is on blowtorch fuel or something.The van comes to a screeching halt in front of an old clocktower, and Killer Moth gestures for you to leave; a half-dozen of the goons move to accompany you.When you reach the top and begin surveying for likely targets, you finally spot it; and everything suddenly clicks into place.The sniper perch you’ve been assigned gives you a perfect overview of City Hall.What the fuck have you gotten yourself into here?This is going to cause so much fucking heat that it’s not even funny.In the heat of the moment, you decide to…> Proceed with the plan regardless. In for a penny, in for a pound; just do it for Jack.> Deal with your escort, then bail out on this gig. You’re pulling the emergency stop while you’ve still got a chance.> Other?
>>5721583> Proceed with the plan regardless. In for a penny, in for a pound; just do it for Jack.Don't see a reason to back out just yet, we already knew this job was gonna be some stupid bullshit.
>>5721583>> Proceed with the plan regardless. In for a penny, in for a pound; just do it for Jack.it'll be fiiiiiine
>>5721582>>5721583Unless this white and red paint on the goons' faces plus the green canister mean something extra stupid.
>>5721583> Proceed with the plan regardless. In for a penny, in for a pound; just do it for Jack.Sniper spot means easier exfil so I reckon we will be fine
>>5721583> Proceed with the plan regardless. In for a penny, in for a pound; just do it for Jack.No collateral damage. Maximum professionalism.
>>5721583>> Proceed with the plan regardless. In for a penny, in for a pound; just do it for Jack.For now, we can still pull out if it gets weird. Is our money on Scarecrow or the Joker?
>>5721587I swear if this is fear toxin or even worse joker laughing gas this shit is fucked. I really hope these guys are not joker goons who got the idea to dress up as penguin goons.
>>5721583> Proceed with the plan regardless. In for a penny, in for a pound; just do it for Jack.Waiting for the shoe to drop
>>5721585>>5721586>>5721589>>5721590>>5721591>>5721593Alright, looks like we're proceeding forward.Go ahead and give me some 1d100+20 to see how well your overwatch goes.DC: 50 / 75 / 100
>>5721583>> Proceed with the plan regardless. In for a penny, in for a pound; just do it for Jack.
Rolled 11 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>5721594
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>5721594https://youtu.be/wy9r2qeouiQ
Rolled 25 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>5721594
Rolled 37 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>5721594
>>5721596>>5721597>>5721599That's a regular success, writing.We'll pack back up from here on Friday at 5:00 PM EST.As always, thanks for playing! Hope to see you all next time.I'll be hanging around for a little while in case of questions or the like.
>>5721604How hard will it be for sean to get with wonder womans mum?
>>5721604Can we get a picture of City Hall?
>>5721604>QuestionsIs the foreboding sense of dread and doom warranted?
>>5721604How's Barbra doing?
>>5721604Would it be possible to improve our fire healing so as to heal others?
>>5721594I leave for A FEW HOURS AND WE'RE ABOUT TO FUCK UP CITY HALL?This has Joker written on it. You know, we can Sigil Jack. We have the sigil still. It does communicate. Saying 'something seems wrong' is probably a valid move.
>>5721618We will be fine anon.Besides how could we not fuck up city hall at least once?
>>5721607It would require a Rube Goldberg machine of decisions and consequences that would irreparably ruin the time-space continuum.>>5721608It was surprisingly hard to find a not-shit picture, please ignore the fact that its from mediocre vidya.>>5721609It always is. Paranoia is your most reliable friend, anon. >>5721612Everyone is doing fine, especially Barbara. For now.[/spoiler>>5721614I won't nix the idea out of turn, but it'd require quite a bit of experimentation and investment to get even a basic version of that going.>>5721618Hey, it could be worse. I won't describe how, but it could!
>>5721620Ill take that as we have a 50/50 chance
>>5721607>>5721622If we don't try it will be 0.We have to do it.
>>5721620>it could be worse.Sure, Clark Kent might be in town interviewing Bruce Wayne at a special gala dinner at city hall. With our luck it's just going to be Batgirl and some friends.
>>5721622I'm afraid this is where our paths will have to split, comrade. But I wish you good fortune in your endeavors. May the best ship win.
>>5721620Perhaps it would be easier to eventually buy a Tome of Healing Magic.
>>5721618We really should sigil Jack. That face paint was probably the remains of Joker style face paint and that gas is very likely joker gas.
>>5721783Naturally. But I don't know if Sean knows Joker has goons that can actually do anything with more thought than "Let's go hit stuff with sticks". I wouldn't put it past these morons to try and dome us once we're up there doing our thing, honestly. Psychos, the lot of em.
>>5721711best of luck to you as well
>>5721804He usually doesn't. Also, we brought no termite or incindiary grenades we could heal ourselves with. Ooof.
Nobody going to mention how Nessie stole our first kiss?
>>5721824>Nessie is the endgame waifuCan't believe it. To unlock her romance route, she's gonna need about tree fiddy
>>5721820This actually made me think, if we master the tornado spell enough, do ya think we could use it to fly? Just speaking of magic. We tend to use most of our spells in non-standard ways barring the blaster magic. Though using lightning bolts to jumpstart a generator or car is certainly an idea.>>5721841I hope Aquaman shits his pants when he sees a genuine dinosaur in the seas. And she tells him we're cool as hell.
>>5721854I got to thinking some more about the price of magic tomes vs. aircraft and I'm starting to wonder if it wouldn't be a really smart investment to eventually learn to Teleport or Fly. Probably want to wear a parachute for that in case we critfail but still there is a ton of utility.
>>5721870It would certainly save us gas money. And even if it was only one way, save us half the time to do whatever.
>>5721594I feel like we should find some way to stop this or tip the police/ Batman about it. This is a terrorist attack on city hall with a chemical weapon, run by joker goons (they don’t recognize us and the paint). Batman will show up regardless, it’s better that we don’t end up in the crossfire
>>5722115we already voted to stick with the job, you are too late anon.
>>5722115Well we still do need to succeed so we can keep Jack's plan going. I'm fine with thwarting the mass killing and terror bullshit but we gotta do it in a way that still gets us what we need. Making this a tightrope act.
>>5721583>splotches of white or red paint on their face.>twitchythis is such a joker job oh man
>>5722115This is a good idea.
>>5721470>1 = KM > KILLER MOTH>2 = AN > ??? (Anus Nemesis)>3 = FF > ??? (Fatal Fish)>4 = RC > ??? (Round Cunt)
>>5721783My thought is just that we let him know this job might be a LOT hotter than expected. This is for him, after all. And if it goes out of control, do we break merc professionalism and go antihero? We're gonna be shooting at 'good cops', not just security. Real innocents are gonna have one bad day when shit kicks off. This is gonna be a batman level event. Do we play ball with him?
>>5722237again, we are already in too deep, just shoot at their legs and hope for the best
>>5722250I mean, we only know how hot this is gonna get from a meta perspective. Sean just knows something's off, but might just be a robbery of something specific from the City Hall.
>>5722257I guess what we need to ask ourselves is how far is too far. We've never really done anything atrocious yet, and made sure that innocents are out of the line of fire. This, when the gas starts going, will go against all of our actions up to this point. At what point do we start helping the cops or running? If I was around during the vote I'd want to run at this point
>>5722217Definitely feels like Axis baited us by having the worst job seem the least dangerous up front. If that's the case then well played.
>>5722424>he doesn't know that every single contract led to this place right here with three different sets of goons doing stupid shit at the same timeThe mind games are real.
>>5722424Give me some credit, anon.They're each awful in their own special ways.
>>5722459Yeah I definitely knew that the first one was gonna be the worst. But I gotta hand it to you on the presentation of it. Pretty good job.
>>5722459I hope you explain how those missions could have ended either once this mission it's over or in the future when knowing isn't going to be some important information...
>>5722479Thanks, anon.>>5722494I probably will once all is said and done. At the very least, if there are specific questions at that time, I'll be more than happy to field them.Gotta admit, I'm a tad surprised at the lack of speculation as to the identities of the potential contacts besides Killer Moth.Though it does warm my shriveled heart to see all the shadowrun-esque paranoia.
>>5722500Going to take a stab that FF is firefly?
>>5722500>Gotta admit, I'm a tad surprised at the lack of speculation as to the identities of the potential contacts besides Killer Moth.i was hoping someone else would know cuz for the life of me i cant figure them out
>>5722308We could always go full professional, murder the goons if they step out of line, i.e start gassing innocents. What are they gonna do, gas us back? We finish the job, but if it's only about killing innocents we bail. If it's a distraction, then we can handle that but not so long as it goes against how we work.>>5722500I'm guessing that all 3 are under the same Joker umbrella and the 2 we didn't accept are being carried out by someone else?
>>5722522I hope our armor is CBRN rated to a degree, they really could gas us back.
>>5721583Also: Look for another fucking overwatch the perfect ones have countersnipers or worse
>>5722534Always pick the second best option. The best option is always already accounted for.
>>5722522What if they're all interconnected to one larger op?
>>5722598Joker's making a grand return from his staycation in Arkham, perhaps?
>>5722598What if batmans hiring all the criminals to collaborate and do very public crimes as a training exercise for the bat family or the jla.Like a final exam for sidekicks to see if they can go out on their own and deal with crises on a local levelI fear gunsmoking barbara again and having batman appear from the shadows behind us
>>5722747>Batman Shadow War.>Killer moth was arrested a week ago, the person we saw is Bruce in a batman suit in a killer moth suit.>The other goons are low level members of the JLA.>A good number of crimes are orchestrated by superheroes these days to avoid unforeseen variables or too much risk to civilians.>That's why most villains' plans are stupid.J0KD0
>>5722752>waller to batman: perhaps we're not so different, you and iThe dark knight sure is glowing.
>>5721604So, your sniping goes well enough, but roll me some 1d100+40 to see if you notice anything interesting.DC: 80 / 105 / 130
Rolled 38 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5723013
Rolled 1 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5723014
>>5723016A portent of things to come, I suppose.
Rolled 28 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5723013>>5723014Well with luck drain we pa->>5723016fuck
>>5723014>>5723016>>5723018That's a critical failure, would you like to burn Roll the Die for another crack at it?> Yes, use the re-roll. > No, take the critfail.
>>5723022Well how bad is the consequence of this roll? Will it have repercussions for the rest of the op? Cause if so then> Yes, use the re-roll.
>>5723022> Yes, use the re-roll.I'd argue not rolling a one on this op is important enough
>>5723016This is a sign that we should have bailed.>>5723022> Yes, use the re-roll. The "anything interesting" is Batman, isn't it?
>>5723024I can't delve into that without spoiling it, unfortunately. Crits are usually quite strong whether it be for good or ill.
>>5723031I'll just go yes then.
>>5723024>>5723025>>5723027Alright, give me another set of 1d100+40Same DC as before.inb4 100
Rolled 81 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5723036Inb4 another 1.
Rolled 45 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>57230361 and I neck myself
Rolled 47 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5723036>>5723039Don't worry homie, I'll do it for you.
>>5723036>>5723038With luck drain this is an excellent success yeah?
>>5723038>>5723039>>5723040Looks like you turn it around; that's an excellent success.Writing.I'm assuming that your ROE is still to keep things non-lethal when it comes to cops and the like; just let me know if I ever need to pivot.
>>5723042Would also like to sigil Jack and give him a rundown on the situation.
>>5723044No problem, I'll fold that in.
>>5723044>JACK>MY BULLSHIT SENSORS ARE TINGLING
>>5723042https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXFJOhLCGIQAs you adjust your scope and get a feel for the distance and wind speed, your niggling doubts implore you to quickly send Jack a status report via sigil. You decide to keep it short and sweet to avoid from getting overly distracted, the vans could make their move at any moment.> “Something’s really off about this job, Jack. Need you on standby in case this goes as badly as I think it’s gonna.”“Understood. I trust your intuition, Sean. Let me know if you need me, and I’ll help however I can.”With that matter settled, you continue your hasty bout of reconnaissance.Hmm…look like there’s a pretty solid concentration of uniformed officers positioned near the entrance to City Hall. Seems like they must’ve gotten a tipoff that some trouble was headed their way.However, the fact that nobody is carrying anything nastier than their service weapon tells you that the warning wasn’t credible enough to warrant a decisive response. Sounds like somebody is getting sacked in the morning.Still, their negligence is your gain. Doesn’t look like they have any counter-snipers deployed, which is a blessing. Guess SWAT must be busy elsewhere.One of the goons approaches, and provides you with a radio tuned to some kind of police frequency.He seems almost confused when you mutter a gruff word of thanks, as he and his buddies ready their own weapons for the inevitable firefight.When the squealing of tires breaks through the silence of the night, you instinctively know that it’s go time.You focus on your first target, a relatively fresh-faced patrolman, and put a round right in his arm; sending him spinning to the ground. Don’t think you nicked an artery, he should be fine with a bit of physical therapy. Might not ever play the piano again, but that’s the cost of doing business.After your shot, the goons open fire as well; albeit far less accurately.Keeping your ROE in mind, your shots are either close-misses to deter anyone trying to poke their heads out of cover; or non-lethal, but painful shots that’ll put the recipient in traction for a while. Still, it’s better than the morgue.The radio lights up with the inevitable request for reinforcements.“Shots fired, shots fired! Requesting immediate backup at Gotham City Hall; under fire by unknown sharpshooters and-SHIT!”When the van doors slide open and disgorge their hooting occupants, that’s when the troubles really begin for the defenders.A few figures distinguish themselves amongst the fray; like the insane bastard sporting a jet pack and a flamethrower who comes out of nowhere and torches a trio of officers before taking flight once more. Despite the distance, you can almost make out his gleeful cackles over the lapping of the flames and the hoarse screams of his victims. Christ, what a lunatic.
>>5723079Another figure that catches your eye is some punk dressed in red hoodie of all things. It looks to be armored somewhat, but it’s still no substitute for the real thing. Despite being reedier and more bookish than the meatheads he’s charging into the fray with, he’s no slouch; manages to beat the absolute shit out a pair of police officers that try to block his path.Your last observation of note involves some freak in a bizarre breathing apparatus skulking near the side of City Hall. Can’t make out a lot of details from this range, but what you do see must be a trick of the light, because he looks to be covered in rats.You rub at your eyes and look again, but by then he’s gone.The policemen are utterly overwhelmed by the furious assault, and are quickly driven inside. In short order, the goons bash down the doors and stream into the building, gunshots still echoing in and around the premises.For a moment, you lower your Dragunov and catch a quick breather as one of the goons approaches; your hand moves surreptitiously towards your revolver in the case of any funny business. “Moth has a message for you.” He says, tossing you an earpiece that you covertly inspect before placing it over your ear.“Good shooting, that was almost too easy. Now that we’re inside; a few teams are fanning out on special jobs. You seem to have your head on straight, so I’ll let you choose where you go.I’ve got a demolitions team wiring the place and a couple of the hostages to blow as leverage to keep the cops at bay.Got another team hacking into the local computer network, might be able to do some real damage there.I’ve also got a team hunting down anybody trying to hide. Can’t afford to let prospective hostages get away.I’m busy rounding up hostages and keeping them under control, could use the help if you’re up to it.Or you can stay up there and be my eyes and ears when the pigs make their move.Pick your poison.”You’ll…> Assist with the demolition team.> Assist with the hunt for any remaining holdouts.> Assist with crowd control.> Assist the hackers.> Hold your position as a lookout.> Other?
>>5723080> Hold your position as a lookout.Seems unnecessary to move
>>5723080This is a tough choice...> Assist with crowd control.I have a feeling we're gonna get ambushed if we stay up on this perch and I'd like to protect the hostages from these lunatics.
>>5723080>> Assist the hackers.HACKERMAN
>Anarky>Firefly>Rat Catcher>Killer MothSomehow, the noir larper merc is the most normal one here. Huh.>>5723079>He seems almost confused when you mutter a gruff word of thanksHearts and minds, guys, hearts and minds.>>5723080>Hold your position as a lookout.>...but be prepared to assist if neededIt'd be good not to tie ourselves up just yet
>>5723080>Hold your position as a lookoutKeep an eye out for anything that might interfere. Could our thermal sight help out here?
>>5723080> Hold your position as a lookout.>>5723090Sean's probably one of the few bad guys in Gotham who isn't a deranged psychopath or malformed freak.
>>5723080>> Hold your position as a lookout.
>>5723080>>5723088I'll change to> Hold your position as a lookout.to move this along.
>>5723080> Hold your position as a lookout
Rolled 4 (1d4)>>5723090>>5723094>>5723096>>5723098>>5723103>>5723104Alright, looks like you're going to maintain your overwatch position at the clocktower.Pay no attention to this roll.
>>5723110oh fuck we got 4 heros incoming
>>5723110>>5723112Is that the quantity or is it the selection like >>5721470 was?
Rolled 19, 87 + 75 = 181 (2d100 + 75)>>5723110Okay, give me some 1d100+40> DC to be determined.
Rolled 73 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5723114fuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuck
Rolled 79 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5723114>That modifierFucking hell.
>>5723113It's a little of both.
Rolled 93 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5723114
roll already you little bitches
Rolled 53 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5723114numbers
Rolled 49, 20 + 80 = 149 (2d100 + 80)>>5723116>>5723117>>5723121That's a failure, but not by much.Go ahead and throw me some 1d100+60> DC to be determined.
>>5723114Can the goons we have next to us help?
Rolled 24 + 60 (1d100 + 60)>>5723124
Rolled 37 + 60 (1d100 + 60)>>5723124
>>5723125That was a perception roll; if you missed it, they certainly did. In combat though, they can do their best to help.
Rolled 96 + 60 (1d100 + 60)>>5723124Bobo was able to contribute I mean.
>>5723131thank fucking god
>>5723130Fair enough.>>5723131Damn, wish I rolled like that every time.
>>5723137> “I’ll hold my position up here, at least for now.”“Suit yourself. More fun for the rest of us. You see anything weird, just give me a shout.”The earpiece falls silent as you continue watching the perimeter.After about ten minutes or so, the fuzz have the surrounding areas barricaded and cordoned off; looks like the district is totally boxed in.A couple cop cars try to circle around City Hall proper, but a few warning shots send them scurrying with their tails between their legs.All of a sudden, there’s a flicker of movement in your peripheral vision, but it’s gone when you turn to focus on it.Just to be safe, you give the area a once-over with Thermal Sight, but only spot a bunch of pigeons. Damned flying rats, not even gunfire manages to spook em off.Guess it must’ve been the wind playing tricks on you, or your nerves making you a bit jumpy.Something about this whole operation has you twisted in knots. Like there’s an invisible thread of connections linking the facts together for a purpose you can’t quite figure out.Before you know it, there’s a faint wooshing noise that triggers your fight-or-flight instinct. Operating on pure reflex, you dive away from your sniper perch, narrowly avoiding a savage aerial courtesy of a cloaked figure. The goons go to open fire, but they’re all disarmed by a flurry of thrown projectiles.A glimmer of moonlight washes across your assailant, revealing their costumed form.Well, looks like you’ve gone and stepped in it now.
>>5723161It’s Robin.You’ve beaten him before, but there’s no way he’s here alone. Still, that’s a problem for later.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4Z96WwZrL0“Well, what have we got here? Looks like you’ve found some new friends, Gunsmoke. Didn’t anyone ever tell you not to hang out with the wrong type of crowd?”> “How clever. How’s the face doing? Glad to see that the doctors to stitch that mug of yours back together.”“You got a lucky shot it. It won’t happen again.”> “Call it whatever you’d like, it ended with me kicking the shit out of you. I’m busy tonight, why don’t you run along before I have to ruin all of their hard work.”He glowers at your jab, probably realizing that you’re just trying to get him off his game.“The real question is; what are you doing here? You’re a little bush league for a job like this, don’t you think?”> “Do you honestly expect me to answer that?”“It was worth a shot. Guess I’ll just have to make you talk.”> “Standing right here, Batboy. Make my night, I could use the hazard pay.”Your backup is chomping at the bit to join in, but there could be value in keeping them back for now. It wouldn’t shock you to know that the Bats know all sorts of ways to use the strength of numbers against their opponents.Alternatively, you could dogpile him if you coordinate things well enough.Decisions, decisions.In the end, you…> Handle Robin on your lonesome and keep the Penguin goons in reserve for now. They’ll just get in your way. > Gang up on Robin with the aid of the goons. If somebody calls it a cheap shot, that’s just because it’s effective.> Other?
>>5723165(Forgot my pic)
>>5723165>> Gang up on Robin with the aid of the goons. If somebody calls it a cheap shot, that’s just because it’s effective.
>>5723165> Handle Robin mostly on your lonesome and keep the majority of the Penguin goons in reserve for now. They’ll just get in your way.Have most of them keep a lookout but have two form a triangle with us with Robin at the center. I think this will work better than every one trying to dogpile and blocking each other's attacks.
>>5723165>Handle Robin on your lonesome and keep the Penguin goons in reserve for now. They’ll just get in your way.Have them report that the bat family is on the premises to KM and then either leave to reinforce another squad or just get out while the gettings good. We'll keep at least one locked down as long as we can plus we have Jack to bail us out if things go south.
>>5723165>Handle Robin on your lonesome and keep the Penguin goons in reserve for now. They’ll just get in your way.Thinking like a bat, they've likely split to cover multiple bases. Robin is likely alone, you don't put heavy-hitters on overwatch so there shouldn't have been much risk for him.We're working on limited time. Let's make the most of it!
>>5723165> Handle Robin mostly on your lonesome and keep the majority of the Penguin goons in reserve for now. They’ll just get in your way.And additionally, extend luck drain to them to boost like there's no tomorrow.
>>5723165> Handle Robin on your lonesome and keep the Penguin goons in reserve for now. They’ll just get in your way.>Activate luck drain.
>>5723161>>5723165Also wtf happened to Robin? I don't remember his modifiers being so high.
>>5723165>> Handle Robin on your lonesome and keep the Penguin goons in reserve for now. They’ll just get in your way.>>5723192hes been training to get us anon
>>5723193I gathered that but up to +75 and +80? I want his training regimen.
>>5723195we've been splitting our training between physical and magical, what did you expect?
>>5723192>>5723195Keep in mind, he also had the drop on you. That goes a long way.
>>5723196A slight increase? He's been around for a long time right? If he got this much better since we last fought then shouldn't he have been at Batman level?
>>5723198Fair enough. Though that would mean it will decrease significantly yeah?
>>5723200>>5723196thats what happens when we take a vacation.
>>5723202Yeah, quite a bit. He's not gonna be a pushover or anything, but he's already blown his best opportunity to get his licks in.
>>5723165> Handle Robin mostly on your lonesome and keep the majority of the Penguin goons in reserve for now. They’ll just get in your way.
That's all for tonight, anons. I'll tally the votes in a little while, need to leave the computer for a while. As always, thanks for playing! We'll pick up from here on Wednesday at 5:00 PM EST.
>>5723202I think when it comes to physicals we'll be ever so slightly stronger, but he'll be significantly more agile. Just cause he's younger and Sean's actually pretty built. That is if we aren't subtly getting juiced by the Claw. In which case we can manhandle him. His hand to hand skill is probably still better than ours in a technical sense, too. The batfamily take their gym days very seriously.
>>5723165> Handle Robin on your lonesome and keep the Penguin goons in reserve for now. They’ll just get in your way.Also give a sit-rep to killer moth. Unable to provide overwatch as Bat-Family is currently engaged. Big Boss likely already in building, sending goons down to you. Fighting Robin, will be unable to answer.Goons will likely only get in the way more for Gunsmoke than Robin, as he won't go all out if the Goons are likely to get hurt. Tying up Robin Mano-A-Mano is the most effective use of resources at this stage and we do not need to win against him, merely buy time.But were gonna win anyway, and he could be used as a hostage against Bat Prime.
>>5723216After this job i want to look like a baki the grappler character.We need to workout with bane
>>5723231Personally, I'd like Sean to look like this dapper unit of a man. Natty /fit/ all the way.
>>5723231Working out with Bane would probably actually be great. He knows his stuff. But we'd need to shave off like 95% of whatever our bodyfat is to look like a Baki character. Exercise routine with Bane, mobility training with Catwoman, business lessons with Peng- shit. >>5723236Honestly, that's like a classic comic character look, too. What a lad.
We should alert everyone else that the batfamily is hot on our ass, if they dont know already. Also, bush league? Us? Really?
>>5723280It's just some pre-fight bants. He feels the need to do so because we just juked him despite not knowing he was there. Has to soothe his ego. It didn't work because you can't out-shittalk a marine, even if he's being kid-friendly with it.
>>5723165>> Handle Robin on your lonesome and keep the Penguin goons in reserve for now. They’ll just get in your way.We can do it!>If we fight alone, Batman's spirit possesses Dick's body, they break our faces and we end up arrested.
Just remember, he's standing between us and burning Belle Reve to the ground.
>>5723313>In a swamp.I appreciate your enthusiasm, my fellow anon.
>>5723313We should probably get onto that soon actually. Don't want to leave everyone hanging because we were too busy escaping from Arkham instead.
>>5723335If it's hot enough, even wet terrain won't stop the blaze. Just get stronger fire.That being said, this reminded me of Killer Croc. We should invite him to work at the detective agency with Bobo and us. Then we could call ourselves Croc, Bobo and Thema Investigators, C.B.T. Investigators for short.
>>5723346>Killer Croc become a hero saving prisoners while we fight.
>>5723345I figured the 'agenda' was>Get Jack his rest>Build up Steel Wolves >Detective Agency with Bobo>Use acquired capital and power to destroy the glowies behind Task Force X>Find a way to fix our luck with women
>>5723362>>Reach Godhood to find a way to fix our luck with women
>>5723362We did promise Shade to come back and give him a chance to cap some fools at the joint. We have to go back and blow up the walls eventually. Also>use acquired capital and power to destroy the glowies behind TFXBruh we ain't toppling the U.S. fucking government like that. And we all know that feds won't let other feds get their just desserts. We'd have to bring down the entire gubmint to do it that way. Better to just ice some dudes, liberate some buds, and get the hell outta dodge.
>>5723368>We'd have to bring down the entire gubmint to do it that way.I FUCKING LOVE WAR, I LOVE KILLING PEOPLE AND DESTROYING HISTORY AND CULTUREkek, but you get what I mean. Somehow shit on TFX very hard. Maybe drop something to the presses eventually.
>>5723375>All I'm saying is; Give war a chance! - a man very in touch with his inner childWe could drop some stuff to the press, but we could also drop it directly to the blue boyscout. Batman might be able to turn a blind eye while trying to dismantle Waller's shitshow subtly, but Supes will probably be a bit more direct in asking the people in charge to cut it out. Maybe even GL. He's hotheaded enough most of the time.We still have to give him shit for being in the chairforce by the by.
>>5723362I figure the best way to build up the Steel Wolves is to recruit a bunch of people straight out of Task Force X. Or we could use the Steel Wolves to help break them out. Either way is good.>>5723391>Get Jonah Thema recruited into the JL.>Use our criminal connections to blow the whistle on a bunch of bad guys we don't like>Use our JL connections to get early warning when they come for our alter-egosPerfect plan that won't ever go wrong.
>>5723335Napalm sticks to gmen
>>5723362Knock out two birds with one stone, ask that librarian gal out on a date.
>>5723417>anon's long-shot to-do list>date batgirl>help croc become a functioning member of distant society>get jinx to call us dad by mistake>give batman an aneurysm with superb disguise game>get thoth some bitches>become an alternative (and better) SHAZAM>conquer sean's depression>meet krypto with bobo
>>5723424Totally do-able list man. You forgot the paranormal investigation firm with bobo we got to start up.
>>5723463That's not a long shot though. No pipe dream is it. It is a certainty. We're not going to let our great ape down. And honestly it's more that we're putting a name down so that people can't try to bullshit him in any way. Lots of laws suppose a -human- as subject unless specified. And plenty of people will just try to shrug off a chimp detective as a sideshow cash grab spectacle instead of a reputable investigative source. But having a hugh man be the face pretty much bypasses all of that. And Sean flat out has the guts to tell people who don't want to pay that he'll break their fucking knees which helps. No one wants to bullshit someone with THAT kind of a look in their eye, you know?
>>5723395I think it would be really funny to have clayface pretend to be gunsmoke or adjutant tango and commit silver age crimes like stealing cakes from a bakery Just to keep batman on his toes
>>5723488>So he stole some cake, so what?>It was FORTY CAKES, Robin. That's as many as four tens, and that's horrible. I wonder if Clayface would actually be down for just doing what amount to nuisances or practical jokes. Obviously if you paid him enough, but just as a general rule if he'd get a kick out of doing something low key for funsies like that.>How did you know I wasn't the real Gunsmoke?>You didn't shoot me in the knees.
>>5723424>date batgirlI need this to happen
>>5723424Remember that spirit from the tomb with the scrolls of Hercleum? Can we get that guy a computer and some internet and a phone so he can become a power-editor on Wikipedia? Maybe teach him to hack?
>>5723753Pretty sure we already did that.
>>5723755We did? Good!
>>5723493Reading your post has given me a pretty good idea.>hire clayface to do a job for us, has to look like us fully armed and armored.>hire a bunch of guys to go with him.>have a bunch of shit loaded up in the back of a van.>visible green canisters.>have him go to the biggest orphanage in the city and have them take it over and take control.>have the head of the place call in the cops.>Bait the bat family out, orphanage under siege by criminal gangs!!!Bat family shows up, takes down the goons, confronts clayface. Bonus if clayface looks like the Joker when he walks in and does the classic Joker laugh when the head of the place calls the cops.>turns out the goons were actors who were hired to act like gang members.>turns out the stuff in the van was for a donation to the orphanage of food, money, party supplies, game consoles, etc.>Turns out clayface was hired to entertain the kids while it looked like the siege was going on outside.>Turns out the head of the Orphanage was in on it, asked to dial 911 to help out the scene.I'm pretty sure we could set it up in such a way that Clayface was hired to do an acting job, the head of the orphanage was instructed not to tell the staff/anyone else to sell the scene due to an eccentric filmmaker, and that the call to the cops was to help sell the shot. Meanwhile, we can record the entire confrontation from the roof of a building/apartment to study how Batman and his family attack compounds like this as well as record Gotham PD and their response times.Meanwhile, we steal the big thing we needed to steal from somewhere within gotham (bank, weapons, ammo, etc.) while this is happening.
>>5723926In all, we would have to spend maybe $50k to sell a distraction, or $100k to do it along with donations to an orphanage and we can walk away with a massive bank robbery or whatever else and intel on how the Bat family operate (like Bane did in his first comic appearance).
>>5723926Why we would have to pay and plan for all this shit when it happen for free every two weeks?
>>5723956For the satisfaction of course.
>>5724020Is that you Bruce? Or Lock?
>>5723424>long shotAnon we've got a decent chance, we just have to chat her up as Jonah Thema. and pray she doesn't remember us from anywhere
>>5724050Giving kids an early Christmas is way too nice to be glowville. Now, if he said murdering a few kids to further our goals you'd be 100% right.>>5724054>that trench coat.. so familiar>Oh hey, I'm going to a uh, costume party. It's gangster themed. Nyeh see?>That's why it's familiar, I was watching old detective movies recently!The smoothest of moves requires the sauciest of spaghettis.
I know I probably have no ground what so ever in this, but my fellow anons, consider Martian Woman. One of my personal favorites from the old show.
>>5724129Dude we set her on fire.
>>5724129She is really cute, but just being near her is a danger as long as we don't have a competent mental shield.Alien Cosplay girlfriend is worth of the training tho.
>>5724166We do like our women hot, also she hurt our bro and we cant simply let that slide.
>>5724129>>5724166To be fair we should probably have even less of a chance with Batgirl given we kneecapped her like twice or something. That being said, MM is still a big no because of the mind reading bullshit, and because I will accept no one other than Babs.
>>5724270I propose a deal, bag Miss Martian and get her to fuse minds with batgirl. We can both get what we want.
>>5724296The wacky silly fun times have stopped.
>>5724312For now, never say never man. Sean needs more wacky and light hearted stuff, even if we just got off vacation.
>>5724319Nah I mean that shit was weirdly sinister kek like real supervillain hours type shit.
>>5724322Reading it back, yeah it takes a different type of special to type that out and say, "yeah this is totally light hearted and non-malicious."
>>5724327It's all good man. You're just the Gunsmoke in Sean's head.
>>5724333if you think about it, every single PC on qst is a schizo
>>5724554It's an epidemic. A true tragedy.
I would say we should train more into mental barriers for MM, but because Sean doesn't know about those psych powers it's just a matter of time that after we take Babs on a date, her misterious best friend just come to say hi, look at us scared as fuck, take babs to talk, and after they hastly say goodbye just around the corner a bunch of kids just comes out of nowhere dive kicking us
>>5724887i've already suggested it and we figured that our defenses worked just fine last time, we were just pissed.First things first, I wanna train fully on Enhanced Perception and get more detective lessons with Bobo, never getting jumped by boy blunder again,
>>5724901We should really start putting the Bat family out of business while we are at it. Stop crime and snatch up some recruits to start establishing a base of real power in Gothem.Whats he gonna gonna do? Beat us for being better at his job? While turning around lives to boot.
>>5724901Imagine robin on top of a building and sean sneaks up on him brooding and hits him with an RKO.I think mental barriers help us with several things like magical stuff and demons so I don't think its too out there to study on it. Maybe one day we will do the batman training and study with monks
>>5724907I don't think we can truly fix Gotham. The best we can do is get rid of the more chaotic criminal elements and leave the ones that actually know how to keep their shit organized instead. All while poaching good recruits and taking them out of a life of crime. But we can't really fix the city. Short of killing just about everyone in it of course.>>5724908Yeah, after Bitchmade McGeee the boy who sold his soul to the devil was dropping bombs about Hell coming to get us, looking into getting some anti-brain tricks is a given. Everyone knows Satan gets in your head and fucks with you. So getting some method of fortitude to tell the demons to fuck off is a no-brainer. That and the stunning regularity in which Sean gets pulled into psycho-worlds full of wacky shit. It just makes sense.We should ask Thoth about it sometime.
>>5724912>get rid of the more chaotic criminal elementsYou got a list?
>>5724921Probably Joker, Two Face, Scarecrown... The unpredictable and/or terroristic lot.
>>5724921>>5724925Yeah, dudes like that. The fanatics and stuff, too. Penguin is a little prick, but he's still only in it for the money and ego boost. Bane is a bit of a might is right psycho, but he's still disciplined and rational. Mr. Freeze isn't actually a bad dude, just an extremely driven one. They cause trouble but they don't go out on killing sprees just because it's the third wednesday of the month. And they mostly just butt heads. We can leave them alone.But cats like Zsasz have got to go. And probably Ra's and the like, too, honestly. Those world domination types tend to get a lot of people killed for no reason.But we shouldn't go out killing all the rogues, anon. We'll run out pretty quick. I mean look at what we did to half the squad's heavy hitters on a single op. Poor Killer Frost, she was hot for being so cold.
>>5724912Yeah, I see your point. No fixing what is fundamentally broken, though assassinations on various rouges does sound like fun. Also kinda fits with Bobo wanting us to do more heroics. Should probably ask his option on that given the chance.>>5724940Cutting up Gotham between the various rational factions also sounds like a good plotline.
>>5725023"So Bobo, remember how you said you wanted me to do more heroics"Sean comes in with a bag of villain heads"What do you mean not like that?"
>>5725023>No fixing what is fundamentally broken, though assassinations on various rouges does sound like fun. Also kinda fits with Bobo wanting us to do more heroics.>Also kinda fits with Bobo wanting us to do more heroics.>kindaThis is not the middle ages, anon. The standards to be a hero here are very specific.
Sorry for namefagging
>>5725077I think bobo should only see the bad guys we put in jail. Lets dissappear all the psychos and mass murderers
>>5725655Tfw red hood gets pissed
>>5726062Red Hood would probably ask where he can sign up.
>>5726591>In his quest to kill Batman, the Arkham Knight assembled an army of mercenaries of various origin, trained to defeat Batman - one training site was located in VenezuelaHuh.
>>5726618Now I'm just picturing that Cap and Bucky fight against Iron Man but it's Sean and Red Hood tag teaming Batman.
>>5726618You know, I wouldn't be surprised if RH came looking for Gunsmoke specifically despite him being a criminal because so far he hasn't killed any innocent people. But he has killed some killers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ptON-N7k0QGiven a well-coordinated squad, you’d organize a bit of fancy footwork to avoid a crossfire; use em to box Robin in.However, all you’ve got to work with tonight are a gang of twitchy hatchet-men.Best to shuffle them out of the rotation before things get too dicey, it’d be a waste of manpower and may even worsen your chances for victory.Without taking your eyes off of Robin, you address your backup.> “I’ll handle this, get out of here and link up with the others. Warn em that we’ve got company and that I’ll report in soon.”“Bu-“> “I’m not going to repeat myself. You have your orders; I’ll catch up when I’m done here.”Your tone becomes frigid, as it is wont to do when faced with any manner of insubordination from those under your command.> ”Dismissed.”Robin maintains his staredown with you as the goons reluctantly begin to pull back. He’s practically itching to stop them, but he knows that if he breaks focus to target one, he’ll be leaving himself open for a counterblow from you.So, he just waits, spending the time by trying to pick apart holes in your form. At least, that’s what you’re doing.Suddenly, he speaks.“Well, you’re certainly one of the more confident thugs I’ve met.” While it’s phrased like a joking insult, you can detect a distinct note of confusion and wariness. > “Eh, maybe I’m just in a generous mood. Or maybe I don’t want you to have any excuses to lean on when I put you back in the hospital.”“I’m sure you’ll be able to reflect on it in your cell at Blackgate.”Under the helmet, your lips curl into a faint snarl.> “Spoken like a true flunky. We gonna do this or what? My dinner’s getting cold.”“You could just come quietly and save yourself the trouble.”> “And you could fuck off back into the night and leave me alone. Think I saw a cat struck in a tree a few blocks from here. Might be a bit much for you, but we all start somewhere.”Oh, he didn’t like that one.Guess the time for banter and chit-chat are over.What’s your play?You….> Throw your Dragunov at him, and move in close for a bit of CQC. He’s fast, but he’s done for if you can get a solid enough rhythm going.> Say something that’ll get him off his game. He’s got a temper, and you’ve got firsthand experience of the situations that can put you in; just need to find the right button to press. (Include a topic / general outline of comment)> Quickdraw your revolver and nail him someplace sensitive. We’ll see how cocky he is after a Dirty Harry special.> Toss a frag grenade at his feet. His fancy armor should be able to handle it.> Cast a spell. Might be tipping your hand early, but you can’t afford to waste time. (Specify.)> Other?
>>5727281> Throw your Dragunov at him, and move in close for a bit of CQC. He’s fast, but he’s done for if you can get a solid enough rhythm going.Beat his ass
>>5727281>Try to go for a quick shot with the Draugonov. Probably won't hit, but if it does, it'll really ruin his day.
>>5727281> Quickdraw your revolver and nail him someplace sensitive. We’ll see how cocky he is after a Dirty Harry special.
>>5727281Can we throw the dragunov at him and then Quickdraw to shoot wherever he dodges to?
>>5727294I'm fine with that.
>>5727281> Say something that’ll get him off his game. He’s got a temper, and you’ve got firsthand experience of the situations that can put you in; just need to find the right button to press. (Include a topic / general outline of comment)>"So why do they have you up here? Did they think you weren't strong enough to fight the big dogs?"Or something like that. Take advantage of his insecurity!
>>5727281> Throw your Dragunov at him, and move in close for a bit of CQC. He’s fast, but he’s done for if you can get a solid enough rhythm going.Tasty.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>5727288>>5727297Move in for CQC.>>5727292>>5727294Quickdraw.Rolling a tiebreaker, 1 = CQC; 2 = GUN
Rolled 35, 5 + 45 = 85 (2d100 + 45)Okay, give me some 1d100+20> DC to be determined.
Rolled 22 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>5727302Hahahahahahaha!
Rolled 16 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>5727302AIM FOR THE KNEES
>>5727304I guess the joke was on me.
Rolled 49 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>5727302
>>5727305And on you. Somebody save this!
>>5727308And with luck drain that's a pass!
Rolled 66, 39 + 50 = 155 (2d100 + 50)>>5727304>>5727305>>5727308Looks like Luck Drain squeaked it into a success.Give me a set of 1d100+40> DC to be determined.(No Luck Drain bonus on this one, for reasons that will be made clear)
Rolled 59 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5727312
Rolled 80 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5727312
>>5727312QM always picking the most soild OSTs.
Rolled 96 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5727317Messed up the command
>>5727317Always had a soft spot for Furi. Especially this particular boss fight.
Rolled 92 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>5727312 Go forth.
>>5727320The Beat was my favorite but this comes close second. Gotta try 100% that game.
>>5727312tfw Zattana is involvedinb4 everything goes to proper shit with a city hall heist turning into a proper gotham-wide shitshow with the whole gallery
>>5727315>>5727316>>5727319Well rolled, that's a success.Luck Drain is now back in effect; how would you like to counter Robin's failed attempt at another ambush?> Intercept his attack with a tackle of your own; take him to the ground and drive your elbow into his throat. If he’s off his feet, he’s done for.> Grab him mid-jump and bash him against the internal mechanisms of the clocktower. There’s a joke to made here about ringing his bell.> Let his attack connect, but soldier through it and lock him in a clinch. Then, crack him directly in the face with potentially the most savage headbutt you’ve ever unleashed.> Wait until he closes the gap, then nail him square in the jaw with the brass knuckles of your trench knife. He should count himself lucky that you’re not eager to use the business end.> Other?
>>5727332> Grab him mid-jump and bash him against the internal mechanisms of the clocktower. There’s a joke to made here about ringing his bell.Tie boywonder in his own cape while we are at it, didnt he watch incredibles?
>>5727332>> Wait until he closes the gap, then nail him square in the jaw with the brass knuckles of your trench knife. He should count himself lucky that you’re not eager to use the business end.Going for the non-lethal when we could've gone for the lethal should throw him off a bit more
>>5727332> Grab him mid-jump and bash him against the internal mechanisms of the clocktower. There’s a joke to made here about ringing his bell.BOY BLUNDER
>>5727332>> Grab him mid-jump and bash him against the internal mechanisms of the clocktower. There’s a joke to made here about ringing his bell.You know the worst thing about jumping at someone? The momentum.
>>5727332>> Grab him mid-jump and bash him against the internal mechanisms of the clocktower. There’s a joke to made here about ringing his bell.
>>5727335It really shouldn't. For all the shit we've done, the bat computer has logged we don't go for kill moves with innocents/heros. We've had plenty of opportunities to kill heros/cops but haven't. Our lethal attacks are more in terms of using what's available. >>5727332> Grab him mid-jump and bash him against the internal mechanisms of the clocktower. There’s a joke to made here about ringing his bell.Tbh, if his cape gets stuck and jams into the clock tower it'd be pretty funny. Also we might be able to transition back into talking for only a bit. IE: we have no idea what this job is and the big hitters are coming out of the woodwork for it. The fuck is going on?
>>5727332> Grab him mid-jump and bash him against the internal mechanisms of the clocktower. There’s a joke to made here about ringing his bell.BEAT. HIS. ASS.
>>5727344+1, also for the bit spooked about heavy hitters
Rolled 31, 44 + 40 = 115 (2d100 + 40)>>5727334>>5727336>>5727339>>5727342>>5727344>>5727345>>5727353>>5727364Alright, give me some 1d100+30> DC to be determined.
Rolled 90 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>5727365
Rolled 65 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>5727365Why are his modifiers always higher than ours? Wasn't our CQC modifier +60?
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>5727365Man, I am jobbing tonight.This is just a test roll to get the bad luck out.
Rolled 4 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>5727365
>>5727369Its not you, simply in blunders nature to job to us.
>>5727368No it wasn't it's 35. What the fuck am I on about?
>>5727369the dice balanced itself after the beating Pandion gave to us
>>5727369>>5727368>>5727366LMAO BELL IS RUNG
RIP Tim Drake's self-esteem
>>5727369Looks like you got the good luck out instead kek
Rolled 85 + 30 (1d100 + 30)Probably not needed, but just to see how badly we hurt his feelings.
>>5727374I see now, looking at the Pandion fight it goes all over the place. from +30 to +80, I want to know how this works. Is it just the values from the different styles stacking depending on the move?
>>5727368check the pastebin, we get different cqc modifiers depending on our fighting style and actions. for striking we got +80, for grappling we got +35 and for this throw we got +30
Rolled 85, 98 + 10 = 193 (2d100 + 10)>>5727366>>5727368>>5727371That's quite the embarrassing failure for Robin.Go ahead and give me some 1d100+20 to really make it sting with a bit of humor at his expense.Feel free to offer a punchline if'n you so choose.> DC to be determined.>>5727368I was counting this as an environmental attack, hence the MCMAP bonus.In terms of modifier stuff, I'm keeping a fair few things in mind. He's got a decent wound, and you've caught him lacking. However, he is still a very well-trained martial artist and you're doing this without any of your aces.
Rolled 17 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>5727385
Rolled 60 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>5727385There's that Axis luck again!
Rolled 94 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>5727385>Think the Bat's gonna put you on suicide watch after this?
Rolled 97 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>5727385
>>5727389Yes, yes he will.
Rolled 44 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>5727385Shit.I'll be real, I find it hard to keep track of boni. There's a lot of individual ones. Like here, I have no idea what gives us 20.>>5727389>"He sent the little bird to fly, but he crashed instead."
>>5727385>TIME TO GET YOUR BELL RUNGor something along those lines. TWELVE BONGS
>>5727385>>5727389Wow! At least you have a future as a punching bag! OrTime for a robin to fall from the nest!
>>5727385>>5727389>You've got a bird theme but you fight like a bitch
>>5727385Don't stick him with a punchline or anything, just offer constructive criticism to what he's doing wrong. I think we did this sometime else and it was funny.
Honestly this is such a shitshow for Robin. Not only did he get no-sold IN HIS ELEMENT, he then got shellacked after trying to get back into his wheelhouse, and on top of that he's getting slapped so easily that the guy he's fighting has time to crack jokes at his expense.Total Ego death imminent.
>>5727399>Rule number 1, lose the cape>Rule number 2, dont throw attacks you cant recover from>Rule number 3, focus on the fight not your grudge>Didnt Batman train you better then this? I almost feel bad, ought send you right back to boot camp.
At this point just sit down and have this as a serious conversation like >>5727399 said. Better then any one liner. Getting coached by the enemy.
>>5727385If we actually manage to stick him to the clock mechanisms"Guess you really are just a child stuck in time boy blunder"Follow up with critiques on having a cape, being overly aggressive, and fighting conservatively vs moves that can't be recovered. Really would wanna get an opportunity to get some info on what the current situation is without severely injuring him.
>>5727387>>5727388>>5727389And despite all of his rage, he was still but a Bat in a cage.Man, this is going exceedingly poorly for him.Now that he's been goaded into doing something stupid, how would you like to conclude your bout?> Shoot him in the leg and pistol-whip him. It'll hurt like a motherfucker, but lessons need to sting for them to stick.> Give him a old-fashioned boot to the face. He'll definitely be feeling that in the morning; might even rough up his face again.> Bulldoze him into the safety railing. It'll definitely leave one heck of a bruise.> Pick him up, and physically throw him off the clocktower. He'll probably be fine if you aim for something to cushion the fall.> Other?>>5727394"When no one was looking, Gunsmoke gave Robin twelve bongs. He gave 12 bongs. That's as much as four threes. And that's terrible.">>5727399To be fair, that was a critfail for speaking. And it was so obnoxious that it resulted in the recipient trying to murderize you.
For reference, him getting stuck in the clock mechanism entirely would've taken a crit of some kind.Unless that's the write-in for the finishing move, in which case I'll allow it.
>>5727409> Bulldoze him into the safety railing. It'll definitely leave one heck of a bruise.
>>5727409> Pick him up, and physically throw him off the clocktower. He'll probably be fine if you aim for something to cushion the fall.>’Looks like you’re outta time Kid’