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K Prime
Nov 4, 2009

風林火山


Aboard the Battleship NINA, presently hovering over the Pacific Ocean
Remember to click post titles for theme music!

Less than 3 hours in and already NINA and Hightower have had to break up three fights over who was assigned as squad leader. The waiting is getting on everyone’s nerves; one gets the feeling that the assignment has been delayed on purpose to let people work themselves up so they will be too exhausted to contest the final word. Finally, the main screen turns on and everyone looks to it.



A black silhouette of a man appears. A voice speaks. It’s not one that any of you recognize, but it speaks with the gravity of someone who has seen much and fears what he sees.

“Ladies and gentlemen, thank you all for gathering. I know that you are probably curious why you were chosen for this mission, and more importantly, why you were paired with the others.
“Let’s get this straight. This is a global offensive by an alien force prepared to use any means necessary to seize control of Earth. You will put your petty grievances against one another aside, now. I don’t care if their grandmother set fire to your grandfather, there are bigger things at stake here, like the survival of the human race itself.
“Your mission is to be our ‘floating squad,’ available to rush to enemy activity at a moment’s notice. That’s why none of you are from the same place- nobody can bias the entire team in favor of defending their home over other concerns. There will be times were hard choices will have to be made over where you defend. I hope you’re ready to pay that price.
“I’m sure you are already arguing about who’s in charge. The answer is: All of you. None of you have been assigned a superior position, including NINA, on purpose. You’re going to have to learn to work as a team of equals, not a mob. You’re going to have to hang together, pilots, or hang separately. Good luck.”

The screen switches off and leaves you back to the argument over who is in charge.

Introduce yourselves to each other! Put your sheets in your first posts, and also name ONE COOL THING YOU BROUGHT ABOARD each. These can be anything from slick tech to help in battle to a nice, relaxing hot tub.

K Prime fucked around with this message at Nov 11, 2013 around 06:13

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Krysmphoenix
Jul 29, 2010

BAHAMUT.
Torch 'im.
I don't want to see
even ashes left.


Battlecruiser NINA -- Fate Points: 5

Ending playback of "IG 01"
Beginning trace of "IG 01" transmission:
(Careful Overcome: +//+ +3 = 5!!)

Simulating Diplomacy, filtering out unlikely and impractical outcomes.
Results returned:
--Plan "Self-Imposed Dictatorship": 20.4% chance of peace, 78.3% chance of mutiny.
--Plan "Mutual Democracy": 64.9% chance of peace, 21.3% chance of mutiny.
--Plan "Airlock Diplomacy": 99.9% chance of peace, 0.1% chance of mutiny. Violates 1st Law.




The hologram of the silhouette of 01 fizzled away, as Nina's "face" fizzled in it's place, recreating the sound of a human clearing its throat to gather attention.

"With that in mind, I propose we all properly introduce ourselves. Although given the nature of your reputations, I imagine many of you are already well acquainted with each other. However, I have only read your dossiers and have not been formally introduced, in person as you would say." The holographic face smiled weakly. Attempts at a broader smile only unsettled previous viewers, and a mild smile seemed to produce the best efforts at displaying a pleasant demeanor. "I am NINA, and as both this battlecruiser and it's integrated sentient and emotional artificial intelligence. With respect of established military rankings, you could consider me the captain of this vessel."

Execute Plan "Mutual Democracy"

In the center of the bridge a hologram of a Earth lit up, with the various nations highlighted on the surface with different colors. "As for what our superior said, we will need to work together on a way of making sure your nation's interests are being properly represented when it comes to determining action. This is key should the aliens make multiple attempts to invade Earth at multiple locations."


MULATION SIMULATION SIMULATION SIMULATION SIMULATION SIMULATION SIMULATIT

"The only way we will be able to do so in a civil manner is to treat each nation as equal. Each of the six of us, the representatives for the Ideal Guardians shall receive 1 vote when we need to decide which course of action to take. Since I do not represent any nation, I shall attempt to determine the logically best course of action and place my vote for the one that defends the greatest portion of humanity, regardless of nationality. Will this all work for you?"

(Cool thing? Nina has holograms to play with. Yay! Also for simplicity, I'll use Nina to refer to herself as the AI, and NINA to refer to herself as the battlecruiser.)

NINA posted:


Aspects
High Concept: Battlecruiser "Nina"
Trouble: Infinite Processing Power, No Common Sense
Aspect: Motherly Ship
Aspect: Dreaming of Sheep

Approaches
Careful: +3
Clever: +1
Flashy: +2
Forceful: +2
Quick: +1
Sneaky: +0

Refresh: 5

Stunts:
Electronic Warfare: -2 to difficulties when Carefully Hacking (Overcome).
Gang Aft Astray: Once per scene, you can negate one scene aspect without requiring a roll by (retroactively) planning in advance.
Portable Body: Nina has a few android bodies for business outside of the battlecruiser. This is less of a stunt, and more of a justification for being outside the ship.


Battlecruiser "Nina"
Theme: Lightning Blade in the Blue Sky

Aspects:
Power Source: Experimental Lombardia Antimatter Reactor
Aspect: Spaceborne Early Warning and Control System
Aspect: I Am The Ship
Aspect: By Comparison, Very Slow and Bulky

Powers:
Signature Attack: "Thunderbird" Laser-Induced Plasma Channel -- Electrolaser, can disable electronic hardware.
Armored Hull: +2 stress boxes, due to large size and amount of armor.
Countless Firepower: -1 to accuracy to hit an entire Zone.

Krysmphoenix fucked around with this message at May 5, 2013 around 20:39

Mors Rattus
Oct 25, 2007


Han Longwei - FP: 5

Longwei has seated himself in a corner, his eyes closed in meditation. He opens them as NINA speaks.

"That sounds...acceptable."

He'd prefer martial arts duels, but the others probably wouldn't win those against him.

"I am Han Longwei, Master of the Shaolin. I don't know if you've followed the Emperor's declarations...I was declared traitor some time ago for my decision to protect the Empire without his approval. I expect we may see some of my old friends and allies come after us as well as the enemy. I will handle those on my own."

He bows his head.

"It is not your concern, after all."

He's spent most of the time since coming aboard in the dojo that was designed specifically for (and by) him. Within the dojo are the Empire of Heaven's latest martial arts training technologies - holographic dummies programmable for multiple combat styles, safety-equipped weaponry, a digitally-designed Zen garden and so on. State of the art, really, and better than pretty much any military gym.

Mors Rattus posted:



High Concept: The Shaolin Master
Trouble: My Kung Fu Is Superior
Aspect: Tradition Meets Technology
Aspect: Loyal Traitor

Approaches
Forceful +3
Clever +2
Flashy +2
Quick +1
Careful +1
sneaky +0

Stunts
Crucible of Battle: When you make a Forceful maneuver on a foe, get +2 if you honestly critique their fighting technique.
Move Like Water: Once per scene, add the amount of shifts generated by your enemy's last attack to a successful attack roll.

Mecha: Wu Xing Jieqiren (The Five Beasts Robot)



Theme Song: Once Upon A Time In China - Theme of Wong Fei Hong

Aspect: The Jade Heart of the Dragon
Aspect: Claws of Tiger and Leopard
Aspect: Crane and Serpent Defense


Power Source: The Enlightened Will

Powers
Ten Thousand Fists: When attacked by more than one enemy in a single round, you may attack the entire zone you are in next round.
The Dukkha Device: Once per scene, when you cause a consequence, you may empty out stress boxes as if you had suffered the consequence.

Signature Attack: Wu Wei

Velyoukai
Mar 4, 2011

No amount of Nietzsche is going to stop this kick from breaking bones, sonny!

Supa-51

"Hahahaha! Well said!"

Though he lacked the impressive, attention-commanding physique of his former body, President Supreme's booming voice lost none of its vitality in the transition from man to bot-man. The newly-fitted Supa-51 stood in front of the seat he'd been offered, opposite the main door leading out of the meeting room, with his white jacket loosely thrown over his shoulders and a mechanical eagle perched on his shoulder.

The eagle had been a gift from the same scientists that had toiled so feverishly to grant the former-AUG president a body. His appreciation had known and still knew no bounds for their service, but they had even gone so far as to construct him a memoir of his fallen ally, Passionate Eagle-01, to serve as a companion and recording device for the reborn President.

"A compromise of wills based on a vote is just! Most just!" Supa-51 grinned and crossed his arms, bouncing slightly on his feet in an excitement he hadn't felt for years. "After all, that's the very sort of order that's kept my AUG running strong for generations! I accept, fair Nina!"

He waited for the newly-introduced Han, a rough sucker with a mean one-two, if his own jaw had anything to say about it, to finish before flashing a toothy grin and a thumbs up around the room.

"The name's Supa-51 these days, folks! I wager most of you used to know me as President Supreme, of the blessed AUG, and while my days as President are over, you can bet your last sweet berry that the honor and chivalry of the Presidency still beat in this passion-powered ticker of mine! It's a new day, with a new goal, so let's make it happen for all of mankind!"

Velyoukai posted:

President-510583065 - a.k.a. - President Supreme-51

Last Known Image of The President:


Current Image of The President

drat you japan what have you done


Once upon a time, the Allied United Governments were lead by a champion of justice. With both metaphorical and literal flaming (beam) sword and (lunar plating) shield of the eagles, President Supreme fought to provide a way forward for his people and to protect them from all manner of dangers lurking in the shadows. Along with his closest ally and best friend, Vice-President Rabbit-Hawk Ultimate, as well as his trusted secretary, Junebug Awesome, President Supreme was well on his way to leading the AUG to victory and a brighter tomorrow for all his eagles.

That brighter tomorrow was extinguished the day Rabbit-Hawk Awesome betrayed President Supreme by manipulating him into unknowingly fighting his own people on public broadcast. Before he could speak to his people, to let them know that their President would never knowingly commit such a crime, his great vehicle, Passionate Eagle-01, was destroyed by the combined forces of Rabbit-Hawk and Junebug's own great war-vehicles.

Before his life was devoured by the roaring flames of the explosions of betrayal and petrol cannons, President Supreme made one last ditch effort and transmitted a copy of his entire personality, hopes and dreams out into the world. This data bounced around for months before it was caught and decoded by a group of scientists who hatched a mad, daring dream to save humanity. They toiled endlessly to recreate President Supreme, who they had never been able to speak to, but had recognized as a heroic spirit that would devote himself to saving the world.

Eventually, they succeeded, and President Supreme was reborn into the world as a cyborg fused with the DNA of America's greatest leaders.

Supa-51 was ready to fight for the dreams of eagles once more.

High Concept: The President of the AUG!
There is no one, human, alien or sentient rock, who can rival Supa-51's passionate and honorable love for FREEDOM and the right to REACH FOR YOUR DREAMS. Supa-51, even as a cyborg, will forever be the President that watches over mankind and fights for their rights.

Trouble: The Pain of Betrayal
At times, even President Supa-51 suffers from flashbacks of his former life as the President of the AUG alongside his closest friends. These are the only times that tears of sorrow dare traverse the chiseled face of President Supa-51. They sometimes cause short-circuiting and massive error messages about "503: LACKING PATRIOTISM".

The Second Amendment:
All of mankind has the right to bear arms, especially when it comes to fighting aliens who have the balls to tell them to give up without a fight. President Supa-51 will always fight for the people's right to unrestrictedly bear arms, no matter the opposition before him.

...because I'm the President!
President Supreme was a leader of the people, and President Supa-51 is no different. Even as a cyborg and twisted by Japanese scientists' taste in heroes, President Supa-51 is a man of charisma, prepared to be the leader that the People need, no matter what the sacrifice.

Approaches:
  • Flashy: +3
  • Careful: +1
  • Clever: +1
  • Forceful: +2
  • Sneaky: +0 because NO PRESIDENT WOULD BE A SNEAK
  • Quick: +2

Velyoukai fucked around with this message at May 5, 2013 around 21:14

TheLovablePlutonis
Mar 25, 2011




Francine Natra - The Mysterious Knight -- FP: 5

"Hmph. As long as no one stands in my way." Francine mumbles after the IG's transmission. Her helmet conceals the annoyed expression on her face. The idea of democracy that the machine presented was a laughable one. There were nobles and there were lowborn, and the strength of blood was what determined a true leader, yet she was not the noblewoman Jeanne on that ship.

"I am just a faceless Knight that rides under the banner of the Ideal Guardians to protect humankind. If there is need for the use of names, then call me Francine Natra." She says while staring at the hologram, a pair of cold green eyes behind the helmet. "And in other matters... I shall let the battlefield be a place for introductions."

That being said, she turns her back to the other persons in the room, waving at a large majestic horse outside of it. It neighs in an obedient way as it approaches its mistress, sniffing at the Knight's left hand. Gilles, that beautiful stallion, was but one of the six purebred horses in the stable that Francine brought to the ship, even though the space was indeed limited. And yet, there they were. Francine leaps on Gilles' back, unsheathing a mono-filament cavalry saber she kept with herself.

"Now, let us ride for the defense of mankind!"

Plutonis posted:

-

High Concept: Mysterious Masked Lady.

Trouble: The Ideals behind the Mask

Aspects:Officer and a Gentlewoman

Natural Leader

Approaches: +3 Quick +2 Careful +2 Clever +1 Flashy +1 Forceful +0 Sneaky

Stunts:Defensive Duelist: Armor:2 when the user is fighting a one-on-one duel against someone.
Veteran's cold blood: +2 to Careful maneuvers when on the nick of defeat.

-

HJS-394-00: Perceval - 'Chevalier Rouge'

Theme Song: TROMBE!

Aspects: THREE TIMES FASTER

Ultranium Armor and Shield

Aerial Killer

Power Source: Miniature Star Reactor

Powers: Fisher King - Attacks an entire Zone that is 2-3 Zones away from the Fisher King at -1 accuracy.

Lohengrin - Once per scene after hitting with an attack the Chevalier can follow it up with an immediate second one with +2 on its accuracy.

Signature Attack: Red Knight's Charge.

HiKaizer
Feb 2, 2012

Yes!
I finally understand everything there is to know about axes!


Wolfe Arhawk

Wolfe raised an eye at the now mounted Francine and her bombastic antics. "I think it might be challenging to manage a faster pace than a trot in NINAs interior corridors." He replied with an irreverent smile as he leaned back on the wall. "And do you plan to pilot while mounted?" Wolfe added in that same smile. "I digress though. I am Wolfe Arhawk, pilot of the VCFr-Mk.eX7B (pronounced vee see frame, mark ex seven bee) NOX, colloquially code named Night Hound. I specialise in covert operations and battlefield control." Wolfe says introducing himself and then stands up. He takes a coin out of his pocket and gives it a flick into the air. When Wolfe continues speaking, NINA cannot hear him and his mouth does not move. "I also have certain abilities. I would hope that you understand that these are classified and not to be mentioned to those outside of this room or who already know. I have been assured that this is covered under the Ideal Guardians prerogative and I mention it simply so that you are prepared for them should I need to use them." As the coin fell in front of his eyes it hovered, continuing to spin for a couple of seconds before he put out his hand and it dropped into it, heads facing up.

HiKaizer posted:

Wolfe Arhawk



Sneaky: +3
Clever: +2
Quick: +2
Flashy: +1
Careful: +1
Forceful: +0

High Concept: Genetically Engineered Pilot
Trouble: Lingering Doubts
Psychic Powers
Find the solution your opponent hasn't

Stunts:
Control the Battlefield
Extra Sensory Perception


VCFr-Mk.eX7B NOX - Night Hound
Theme Song: Time Diver

Design Aspects:
Psychic Feedback
Silent Running
TK Synchronisation


Power Source:
Zero-Point Energy Condenser

Key Systems:
Remote Controlled Weaponry:
Short Range Dimension Shift:

Signature Attack:
Quetzalcoatl's Lightning

Velyoukai
Mar 4, 2011

No amount of Nietzsche is going to stop this kick from breaking bones, sonny!

Supa-51

The sound of delighted laughter and energetic clapping followed Arhawk's psychic trick. Supa-51 turned away from the departing Natra to Wolfe Arhawk, a man more quiet and likely more profound than the President had ever wanted to be himself.

"Haha, wonderful! That's quite the gun to bring to the table, Arhawk! It's a good thing we're finally on the same side; I'd hate to face a trickster such as you on the battlefield!"

MiltonSlavemasta
Feb 12, 2009

And the cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
"When you coming home, dad?"
"I don't know when
We'll get together then son you know we'll have a good time then."


Cpt. Rupert Hightower

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egY8rUpxqcE


A large man in a red suit is sitting in the ship's bar, smelling of scotch a bit early in the day. It's his bar, and it's got a very classic 1920s style. In truth, the captain had recreated the bar that served as the secret meeting-place for revolutionaries and malcontents during his early years detail by detail, bit by bit. He recreated everything, from the bar selection to the style of the fabrics, and even put in the same exact safe they used to store contraband. What's in the safe now, though, he isn't telling. He opens it, puts back the old photograph he used for reference, and shuts it again.

So the man walks out of the bar. He surveys his allies, and it's quite the assortment. Aside from the most advanced battleship he's ever seen, there's a monk, a former president, a knight, who he decides to ignore for now, and a strange guy who seems to be some sort of secret project all by himself. "Captain Rupert Hightower, though I don't think we need to worry about rank out here. Was independent, went AUG for awhile. I've fought a few battles. Thought I'd had my fill, but here I am." He raises one eyebrow at the coin trick, never having seen that before, and gives a brief nod to the monk, who seems to be the most level-headed of the bunch.

"Mutual democracy works fine for me. Can we start taking the fight to the enemy now, or is there something for us to handle?"

MiltonSlavemasta posted:

Cpt. Rupert Hightower

High Concept: Covertly Compassionate Commissar
Invoke to: Protect or bolster another pilot.
Compel to: Have Hightower take a risk to ensure the safety of another pilot.

Trouble:Too Many Have Died Already
Invoke to: Act to prevent a death.
Compel to: Get emotional about the possibility of someone dying.

Aspect:Voiced By Norio Wakamoto
Invoke to: Do something extremely manly.
Compel to: Respond to a situation with maximum manliness.

Aspect:The Strategy From The Last War!?!
Invoke to: Use a technique Hightower has seen in the past.
Compel to: Have the opposition use a technique Hightower has seen in the past.

Approaches:
Careful +2
Clever +2
Flashy +1
Forceful +3
Quick +1
Sneaky +0

Stunts
Over Here, rear end in a top hat: Once you lay a maneuver on a foe, you may freely tag that maneuver any time the foe attacks someone other than you, rather than just once.
One Hit And It Was Over: Once per session, you can compel the target of a successful Forceful Attack to take a Mild Consequence.


Prototype 17: Codename BLOOD DRAGON

An ancient prototype used in the Unification Wars and perhaps even earlier, the Blood Dragon has preserved itself for an unknown period of time due to its ability to draw power for maintenance systems from the Earth's own magnetic field. For many decades it sat in stasis due to its features being insufficiently documented for anyone to use it safely. During the occupation, the AUG transferred it to the British Occupied Territory on the condition that it only be used by highly advanced pilots.

It is, at bare minimum, several decades old, as it was used in the wars that unified the AUG. It may have existed as a mere mythic statue, a receptacle for the power of those who believed in it, back in the ancient prehistory of the AUG. Vague descriptions of such a statue moving were documented by the first wave of European colonists, but were unconfirmed. It is known that Shaman Jack Yellowfeather modified it during the Unification Wars several decades ago, with the modifications allowing to accept a pilot and fly by riding the Earth's magnetic fields. The crown jewel of the Sioux armed forces, scientists continued to modify it with feature after feature to help maintain the air superiority of the AUG until it was mothballed 24 years ago for one reason: Nobody knew how it worked any more. The energy readings varied wildly based on the pilot and their emotional state, and nothing quite added up about how the weapons or engines worked. It was simply too unpredictable to see general use.

At least part of the truth is that its advanced neural networks, though short of True AI, have a heuristic that allow it to, when unused, upgrade itself by using the excess power generated by magnetic fields. The fists, the engines, and the force shields all mysteriously upgraded themselves to exceed the specifications of currently issued tech. Is it the hope of people guiding these upgrades? The wills of past and current pilots? The magnetic field which hints at the spirit of the Earth itself? Nobody really knows, but perhaps those in charge of assigning such machines thought Hightower's plight and that of Britain were similar enough to those ancient people resisting colonialism that the mech might synch up with him. Cpt. Rupert Hightower's skills and situation warranted an especially powerful offensive and defensive personal machine. During test runs, it seemed to take nicely to him, stabilizing and working well in conjunction with his forceful but stalwart personality, and thusly he was issued Prototype 17: Codename BLOOD DRAGON!

Theme Song: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Main Theme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1iQs24xqDk
Aspects:

Magnetized Destructor Fists
Invoke to: Launch a powerful attack in melee range or prevent opponent in melee range from escaping.
Compel to: Have something dangerous be stuck to the fists.

Impenetrable Deflection Field
Invoke to: Block an attack that can be seen coming.
Compel to: Have the Deflection field block something or someone when that would be inconvenient.

Undocumented Features
Invoke to: Do something unexpected.
Compel to: Do something really, really unexpected.

Power Source: Magnetic Fields??? The Pilot? Hopes and Dreams?
Is charged by bathing in magnetic fields. Can recharge energy at a base rate using the Earth's magnetic field, and may be possible to supercharge it in space using the magnetic field of the Sun. However, some speculate it can also draw power from the core of the Earth. Barely sputtered for most test pilots and jetted around uncontrollably for a few, but seems to draw power well with Hightower in the cockpit. Ancient reports say it glided on the wishes of the people, but these should be dismissed as primitive ramblings.

Robot Powers:

Deflection Field EXPAND:
Once per scene, you may freely put down a Zone Aspect of "Deflection Field" on your zone.

Magneton Punch
+2 to accuracy to hit someone when you're already exchanging blows in hand-to-hand combat.

BLACK HOLE FORCE: MAXIMUM CRUSH
Supercharge the magnetic force of the machine to attract an enemy and force them to stick to the machine; Then, create a deflection field and rocket the grappled mech into the field, then compress the field upon the mech to force them into a tiny ball, then crush the ball.

MiltonSlavemasta fucked around with this message at May 6, 2013 around 04:05

K Prime
Nov 4, 2009

風林火山


A screen on Nina's bridge begins to ping. "Distress signal received. EH forces suffering from mechanical failure have crashed in the Pacific- requesting immediate assistance."

The globe rotates to show a dot beeping off the coast of Southeast Asia. The "mechanical failure" looks more likely to be ISP firepower, but preliminary scans show no ISP forces in pursuit.

"Would you like to intervene?"

TheLovablePlutonis
Mar 25, 2011




Francine Natra - Mounted and Ready. -- FP: 5

That distress signal... It doesn't look like the threat that the IG was sworn to fight, yet the whole thing looked a bit fishy. Alas, Francine had no quarrel with the EH, and she wished to enter the battlefield sooner than later. Her spear hand trembled in anticipation. She and Gilles turn again to the others, while the knight says with the imperious tone of a noble such as herself.

"No harm looking. Let us depart there to investigate this situation."

Krysmphoenix
Jul 29, 2010

BAHAMUT.
Torch 'im.
I don't want to see
even ashes left.


Battlecruiser NINA -- Fate Points: 5

Continuing trace of "TG 01"

Attempting Zoom In and Enhance on Distress Signal...
ZoomInAndEnhanceException: Already at maximum resolution.


"Unfortunately, from this distance this is the best I can gather." Nina said, as started charting out a flight plan to the distress signal on the globe. "I could try hacking into a satellite or two, but the pictures probably wouldn't be much better than what I can produce. I'm in agreement that we should at least investigate, but we must all remember that we are here to stop wars between the nations, not start or continue them. Unless any of you have objections, I'll begin powering up the propulsion systems. Mr. Longfei, would you like to give any input on the situation?"

Mors Rattus
Oct 25, 2007


Han Longwei - FP: 5

"Longwei. And...well, it is possible that this was a battle between the Imperial forces and the ISP, but the ISP would be in pursuit in normal circumstances. They maintain position with shows of ruthlessness, after all. Allowing a distress signal to go out from what is clearly a recently attacked group..."

Longwei stands, shaking his head.

"This seems more than that. I don't know what's going on, but I think we should investigate fully. Maintain a respectful but firm posture. Strength is respected by the Imperial military. So is hierarchy - they will want one of us to appear to be a leader, so that they have a frame of reference. I suggest either NINA or Captain Hightower pose as leader rather than myself - I might be recognized, and it is a fact that I was never a leader of men."

HiKaizer
Feb 2, 2012

Yes!
I finally understand everything there is to know about axes!


Wolfe Arhawk

In the Pacific? At best there would be islands, but even so... "How many of our units can operate under water and how many do not possess flight capabilities?" He asked thinking about the terrain of the area and what they would be dealing with. It would be a hard battle, they had so little intel on the alien forces beyond a hostile intent.

Krysmphoenix
Jul 29, 2010

BAHAMUT.
Torch 'im.
I don't want to see
even ashes left.


Battlecruiser NINA -- Fate Points: 5

Opening WolfArhawk.doc
Opening HanLongfei.doc
--Renaming HanLongfei.doc to HanLongwei.doc
Opening RupertHightower.doc
Opening Supa51.doc
Opening FrancineNatra.doc


"I believe Mr. Longwei and Captain Hightower may experience some difficulties should hostilities break out. Any of you are welcome to use any onboard weaponry if you do not want to risk your mobile suit in battle, although my weaponry is likely inferior to yours."

Krysmphoenix fucked around with this message at May 6, 2013 around 23:56

Mors Rattus
Oct 25, 2007


Han Longwei

"I am not worried. I can swim...and more importantly, the Wu Xing has the Ability of Lightness. It can maneuver on top of the water if required."

Longwei shrugs.

"No ranged weaponry, of course. But I have never needed it."

Or, at least, I'm assuming I can bullshit wuxia water-walk.

TheLovablePlutonis
Mar 25, 2011




Francine Natra - Mounted and Ready. -- FP: 5

Francine shakes her head at Wolfe. "The Chevalier Rouge is a warrior from the skies, not from the waters. That being said, i shall use it as we depart. Who knows if we are dragged into a battle. That being said, i volunteer for scouting the perimeter before we send someone else."

HiKaizer
Feb 2, 2012

Yes!
I finally understand everything there is to know about axes!


Wolfe Arhawk

"I would also like to see what is there and to get a feel for the lay of the battlefield." Wolfe mentions with a slight smile. He was actually being quite serious now but the others were an untrusted and untested quality. It would be wise to keep them off balance until he knew where he stood.

Velyoukai
Mar 4, 2011

No amount of Nietzsche is going to stop this kick from breaking bones, sonny!

Supa-51

"Well, alright! Sounds like we're gunnin' to go be some big drat heroes!"

Supa-51's mechanical eagle soared from his shoulder with a tinny cry, gliding on its metal wings out of the meeting room to await Supa-51 in the hangar. The former-President himself laughed and leaped over the table to stand between Wolfe and Francine's horse. He reached out and, despite the previous intensity and volume of his voice, stroked the animal's snout with a gentle hand before turning back to face the others again.

"Great Eagle-Wolf: Shining Hero! and I have been waitin' for this day for a long time comin' now, y'hear?" Supa-51 smashed both fists together, grinning at the feel of metal and bone resounding through both arms. "We gotta win us the hearts of millions if we wanna be gettin' the world t'work together 'gainst this threat, and this here's a prime opportunity to get some heart-winnin' done!"

HiKaizer
Feb 2, 2012

Yes!
I finally understand everything there is to know about axes!


Wolfe Arhawk

"Eagle-Wolf, Wolfe Arhawk." Wolfe says, rolling his eyes and at that moment lamenting the name he was given. He could change it but he felt attached to the one he had right now.

Velyoukai
Mar 4, 2011

No amount of Nietzsche is going to stop this kick from breaking bones, sonny!

Supa-51

"Haha, I hadn't even put it together, Arhawk! Good ears!"

Supa-51 laughed, heedless of the playfulness of the horse and the seriousness of the admonishment he turned away from, and extended a fist to the psychic soldier.

"Sounds like the great spirits of the Skies got us in mind for something! What say you we make it something glorious?"

Velyoukai fucked around with this message at May 7, 2013 around 02:09

TheLovablePlutonis
Mar 25, 2011




Francine Natra - Mounted and Ready. -- FP: 5

Gilles grunts and almost bites the President's hands while Francine tries to restrain it by pulling on its reins. "Watch out! He's suspicious of people other than his trainer, child." She chides at him, unaware of the true age of the 'teenager' before her.

"Not to mention that the World must know first of the menace before rallying to us. Indeed, we must provide concrete proof by destroying and salvaging the invader's technology and presenting any prisoners and corpses we get." And even then... Well, she wasn't one to reveal her own actions. Even such a noble cause could besmirch her house if her defection and possible treason were known.

MiltonSlavemasta
Feb 12, 2009

And the cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
"When you coming home, dad?"
"I don't know when
We'll get together then son you know we'll have a good time then."


Cpt. Rupert Hightower FP: 5

The Captain nods at Longwei's suggestion. "I can't say I've liaised frequently with EH forces, but what you are saying does sound reasonable, and naturally, you would know what would suit them. I am happy to act as the officer in charge of the Gear platoon should the Imperials wish to deal with a particular individual." He gazes towards the holograms, shrugging his shoulders. "I don't know that we should go around advertising Nina as a machine intelligence capable of running an entire battleship, but she's best equipped to present as the Captain of the battleship itself."

After that, he pauses for a long while, thinking something over in silence. Finally, he comments on what Nina stated earlier. "My Gear does not float, no, and while I can surge atop magnetic fields near populated areas, doing it in a different hemisphere in the middle of the ocean would be an entirely different sort of matter." Rupert stretches out his shoulders, cracks his knuckles, and leans back in his chair, surprisingly stoic given his previous utterance. "There's an experimental technique that should be viable for such missions, of course. I just never went far enough away from my homeland to need to use it. I'll follow Nina's advice and hold myself in reserve, actively piloting only in the event a serious engagement occurs." He turns to the monk. "Longwei is capable of making his own decisions."

After brushing his hair out of his face, one last thing crosses his mind. "It looks like we've already got a majority, but I'm voting Yes as well. Solidarity's the first and last thing you rely on out there. Don't forget that."

K Prime
Nov 4, 2009

風林火山


Unknown EH Commander, approaching crash site

As Nina breeches the atmosphere (briefly losing contact with her trace, but aptly regaining it) a new transmission reaches her. "-is this thing on? And is my radar working? What the hell is coming toward us? Unknown vessel please respond!"

Meanwhile, the trace has narrowed the signal down to somewhere in the EH. It continues to run in the background.

The man's voice on the radio is in excellent (and auto-translated) Chinese, and the distress in it seems genuine enough. "Please respond! At this point we don't care who you are, our engines were disabled by some sort of atmospheric anomaly and we're sinking! Crush depth in 20 minutes if someone doesn't pull us out!"

HiKaizer
Feb 2, 2012

Yes!
I finally understand everything there is to know about axes!


Wolfe Arhawk

"Hmm, we should be ready to rescue them although there is a fairly obvious capacity for a trap." Wolfe commented as he listened to the transmission. "NINA, can you provide us any more visual information as we approach? I'm going to get ready to launch but we should be able to patch it into the Hound." He added and began to move out of the room, carefully stepping around the horse.

Krysmphoenix
Jul 29, 2010

BAHAMUT.
Torch 'im.
I don't want to see
even ashes left.


Battlecruiser NINA -- Fate Points: 5

"Right away, Mr. Awhawk." Nina announced, as she displayed the best images of the vessel as she could. "When your mobile suits are online, I shall relay the images to you as well."

Begin Translation: Receiving Input

"This is the captain of the Battlecruiser NINA speaking. We will offer what assistance we can to rescue your crew and vessel. We will be deploying mobile suits in just a moment, do not be alarmed, they are there to help. Please give us as much information about the current status of your vessel as reasonably possible, and the anomaly you spoke of earlier."

Translating to Chinese: Output


“这是队长的战列舰NINA讲的,我们将提供什么样的帮助,我们可以拯救你的船员和船只。我们将部署机动战士在短短的时刻,不要惊慌,他们是有帮助,请给我们您的船只在合理可能的当前状态,异常多的信息,你刚才所说的。“

K Prime
Nov 4, 2009

風林火山


Captain Yang, approaching crash site

TRACE LOCATION: JAPAN. NARROWING

"This Captain Yang of Her Highness' Carrier White Heaven. Something hit us astern 20 minutes ago. The automatic flood controls caught it, but too much had already gotten in, and the engines were what went. This vessel is capable of self sealing but without our propulsion we're going to implode before too much longer- we're passing 50 meters and counting already. Please, do anything you can do to get my men out. I'll assist however I can."

TheLovablePlutonis
Mar 25, 2011




Francine Natra - Nobly observing.. -- FP: 5

"Hm? 'Her Highness'... Does that ship belongs to one of the Imperial Princesses?" Francine asks with piqued curiosity while looking at the screens. "No matter. If there are people in danger, 'tis our Duty to help them. And if it's a trap, it's our duty to punish that kind of craven tactic as well. Mademoiselle NINA, send the location coordinates to the Chevalier, i'm going there right now." And thus, she guides Gilles with her feet as it hurries to the Hangar.

MiltonSlavemasta
Feb 12, 2009

And the cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
"When you coming home, dad?"
"I don't know when
We'll get together then son you know we'll have a good time then."


Cpt. Rupert Hightower - FP 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqM7ZiAkHHw
While listening to the transmission, a dark look begins to cover Hightower's face. "I only know of one Gear capable of bringing down a battleship with one unidentified shot. Or, I should say, one Chevalier." The captain deliberately avoids making eye contact with Francine, then continues, clenching his left fist. "I suppose that's not fair. He could be PMC Senior Staff. It would suit him, for even the rats in a pub toilet would puke after seeing his mercenary fighting style."

"It was 5 years ago, March. In order to take the pressure off of the Free British forces, we loaded six of our best pilots and machines on to an AUG battlecruiser. We planned to cross the English Channel, but we only made it halfway before a strange blast hit us in the stern. The captain of the ship tried to turn around, but Jehovah gears appeared from all directions to cut off the escape. We launched what Gears we could, but three better pilots than I and countless sailors went down with that sinking ship. It was that day, drawing on my anger, that I obtained the synchronization necessary to push my machine to its maximum, and after I crushed those keeping me back with the help of my comrades, it was then I saw him escaping into the distance."


"Unknown Pilot. Codename: WHITE FANG!"

Mors Rattus
Oct 25, 2007


Longwei

Longwei frowns.

"They could be under the command of a princess. It's not too uncommon. But it is the chance that this was more than a simple attack by enemy forces that worries me. What would the White Fang be doing out here ambushing them?"

His own cockpit is largely an empty room with a few wires taped to him. Half of them are health monitors. The Wu Xing, in the meantime, leaps on the water, stepping across the surface easily. It keeps in constant motion, to avoid sinking, but it can run on water, it seems.

Longwei doesn't have to translate - he speaks Mandarin. And most other Chinese languages. "We will save your lives. Remain calm - we're coming." The Wu Xing will have to swim, but...well, if that's what it takes.

"Did you see anything about the attacker or the thing that struck you?"

Krysmphoenix
Jul 29, 2010

BAHAMUT.
Torch 'im.
I don't want to see
even ashes left.


Battlecruiser NINA -- Fate Points: 5

"Until we know what caused this situation, Captain Hightower, we'll have to consider every option. I'll keep an eye out for this White Fang, but I heavily doubt your mystery friend will make an appearance."


(Music)

The moment Longwei steps into the hanger, all the lights pop on and a few human members of NINA's crew scramble to make space for take off. "Door's open, get outside as fast as you can. I've already started the engines for those of you who let me integrate my systems with your mobile suit's. Just strap yourself in and I'll take care of the take off procedures."

Turning on Active Radar.
Syncing to Mobile Suits.
All systems nominal. Battlestations ready.


"President, I've placed the towing chain near the Great Eagle-Wolf. I'll need you to attach it to the vessel as best you can. Captain Hightower, perhaps it's best if you stick close to me and use your big arms to drag the thing out of the water."

MiltonSlavemasta
Feb 12, 2009

And the cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
"When you coming home, dad?"
"I don't know when
We'll get together then son you know we'll have a good time then."


Cpt. Rupert Hightower

Inside his cockpit, Hightower finally responds to Longwei and Nina. "You're probably right; White Fang being out here would be most unusual. But, if that's not what did it, it could be anything. I'll be noting Nina's suggestion and staying close; I can use the battleship as a magnetic anchor."

"I'll be in contact if you need anything."

HiKaizer
Feb 2, 2012

Yes!
I finally understand everything there is to know about axes!


Wolfe Arhawk 3 Fate Points

Wolfe got into the Hound the normal way. He was tempted to cheat a little but it wasn't good to show off, it would be best to keep the others guessing. After he finished the startup sequence and integrated into the Night Hound's neural net he activated the comms. "Arhawk here, Hound is leaving the kennel." He said and the Night Hound took off and flew out and down to investigate the ship and the surrounding islands. To someone else watching it looked like the Night Hound flew directly down to the water, but as it got close Wolfe deployed some of his Bits and sent them out. They had small cameras to help with targeting and positional awareness, which he'd use to scout the surrounding areas on top of his own abilities. He opened his mind to see what other minds he could sense in the area...

11:00 AM <Krysmbot> Nenji, ++/-+3 = 4, using sneaky here.

Velyoukai
Mar 4, 2011

No amount of Nietzsche is going to stop this kick from breaking bones, sonny!

Supa-51

"Call me Supa, Nina!" The former-President crowed from within Great Eagle-Wolf: Shining Hero!'s cockpit. He'd quickly adorned the Suit of Patriotism and the itch to fight the good fight made him look over-eager. "Roger wilco; Great Eagle-Wolf: Shining Hero! and I are ready anytime!"

From its position on one of the cockpit's surfaces, Supa-51's mechanical eagle raised its wings and gave its own rallying cry. Deep inside its head, a multitude of cameras and connections opened and started running. A screen in its eyes flickered, then cleared to reveal the image of Supa-51's grinning face.

"Just give the word, Natra, Arhawk! We're countin' on you!"

TheLovablePlutonis
Mar 25, 2011




Francine Natra - Preparing to Launch -- FP: 5

Francine is too busy setting up the Chevalier Rouge to pay attention on what Hightower was talking. She opens a comm link to the rest of the squad while maneuvering the mech to the launch station. The many thrusters in its back start to glow with a bluish light as the reactor ramps up its energy output. She gives a quick scan to the many screens inside the cockpit, making sure everything inside the Chevalier was 100% ready.



"Francine Natra, launching!" She says to the comm while pulling two levers on each side of her cockpit, launching the Chevalier off in a supersonic blast as it flies away from the bridge, crossing the skies like a bullet.

K Prime
Nov 4, 2009

風林火山


Crash Site

Trace complete: Mount Fuji, Japan

As everyone starts to launch, Wolfe begins to scan the area... and gets a very strange set of readings. His electronic sensors pick up something that is indeed 50 m below the ocean and sinking... but his telepathic sense tells him there is nothing there. Meanwhile, his electronic sensors detect nothing else in the area, but his telepathy gives hints of someone else there. Nothing enough to be definite, but enough to give him that nagging feeling that someone else is watching.

HiKaizer
Feb 2, 2012

Yes!
I finally understand everything there is to know about axes!


Wolfe Arhawk 3 Fate Points

Wolfe opened a commlink between NINA and also Longwei. "Is the battleship crewed, or operated by AI alone?". His voice was serious now, without any trace of his banter before.

Mors Rattus
Oct 25, 2007


Longwei - FP: 5

"Crewed, I would imagine. No offense to NINA, but the Emperor believes in humans and machines being employed together, or men alone, if he must choose. Machines lack qi and the depths of spirit it grants, and men lack perfect focus. Most of the time, that is. We can achieve it. But together, you get both."

He slows his run on the water's surface.

"These are my people - I'm going after them."

Without waiting for anyone's sensors to tell him if it's a good idea, Longwei has the Wu Xing dive, beginning to swim downwards.

Forceful to try and swim down there: [17:37] <foxxbot> MorsRattus, ++/++3 = 6

And that's also probably a compel of Loyal Traitor to care more about the fact that EH people are down there than the fact that it is probably a trap.

K Prime
Nov 4, 2009

風林火山


Francine and Rupert both react to Longwei's rash decision- but can they reign in the impulse to help Longwei, despite the risks?

Francine is compelled on The Ideals behind the Mask, Rupert on Covertly Compassionate Commissar. Make your choice.

HiKaizer
Feb 2, 2012

Yes!
I finally understand everything there is to know about axes!


Wolfe Arhawk 5 Fate Points

"Longwei be careful, I am sure there are no people down there. Someone is spoofing our sensors, I can't sense any people at all. Everything points to this being a trap, be prepared to disengage and engage in combat." Wolfe cautioned but did not try to discourage Longwei further. In truth he would have suggested one of them continue through anyway, although with a mind to making the motions and deceiving whomever was hiding in wait.

HiKaizer fucked around with this message at May 9, 2013 around 02:39

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TheLovablePlutonis
Mar 25, 2011




Francine Natra - About to do something stupid. -- FP: 5

"Shouldn't we actually try to survey the place first?" Francine sighs and opens a comm channel to Rupert. "Hightower, i have an idea. We can tether the ship to surface and connect it to NINA with your Chevalier's ability. Can you magnetize me? I don't want to leave that fool to drown to his death..." She says while escorting the BLOOD DRAGON near the water surface. She loathed to take the Chevalier Rouge inside that, but... Honor demanded it.

Oh well, Francine is going to bite that compel as soon as she gets magg'd

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